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Our despatch from Richmond this morning,
inform* us that (be Southern mail of the 22d
instant (ailed beyond Petersburg. The ?ea-*
titer at Richmond was charming. Beef rated
at $2 58 per 100 pounds on the hoof.
The following ii an extract from a letter address
ed bjr the Hon. Reverdy Johnaon, IJ. 8. Senator
from Maryland to Charles King, Esq., of New
Yask. It would seem thst Mr. King, u ually so ati
fhit m matter* of etiquette, whilst endeavoring to
furniah an apology for hia nomination of the Hon.
Thomas Corwin to the Presidency of the late Chica
go Convention, to the exclua on of the Hon. Edward
Bates previously nominated by the Committee, took
occasion to aay that "he (Mr. Corwin) alune of ao
many Senators invited to attend had deemed the in
vitation otu) which from sympathy with the great
cause, and from respect to such a convention, he felt
himself bound to accept. '' The acton the part of
Mr. King waa certainly in bad taste and could find
ao approval in the breast of its worthy author aft* r
a moment's consideration. In exonerating hiinsell
from the reflection incidentally cast upon h;m by
the remarks of Mr. King, ihe writer eaters largely
into a defence of the purposes for which the convt it
tion was ca'leil, and adverts in the language of the
extract, to the prospect of a certain diatinguishtd
individual, General Taylor, being soon placed in the
Presidential chair. He then goes on to describe
in an eloquent strain the happy eQect that such an
event will have upon the well being of the country.
Of Mr. Johnaon'a ardent adherence to the Whig
Cause there can be, it is presumed, no doubt, and
his endorsement will go far to satisfy those who do
not know General Taylor of the orthodoxy of
hia pofiteal faith. Thus we see the popu
larity of this great and good man gradually overcom
ing the barriers of mere party discipline, and cauaing
it to adapt itself to circumstances. Of the soundness
-of old Rough and Ready't political faith, bis aaao
ciations through life afford the most satisfactory evi
dences?evidences wbich the vile breath of partisan
slander cannot sully. Whatever a few of the politi
cians whose faith is graduated by their prospect of
reward may say to the contrary, the cause of Gen,
Taylor is in the hands of the masses of the Whig
party, who, wearied of being made the instruments
of working out tbe ends of designing aspirants, are
now determined to have a man of their own selec
tion to rale over the country. Of this, we think the
determination of the Great Whig Convention will
furnish the most ample testimony. So far as we are
concerned, aa we have aaid over and over again, the
establishment of Whig principles in their purity,
and the sapport of American policy in all its boar
ings are our primary ol jects, and whatever may be
our personal predilections, we sincerely trust ihat
Ihe claims of sll the candidates will meet with a fgll
and impartial consideration, and that the choice will
tell upon the man who can rally the greatest num
ber of "good men and true" to their aupport. We
think Zachary Taylor that man, but, ahould we be
mistaken, we aay in all sincerity, God speed the
cauae and crown the standard with victory.
"I think, however, and I rejoice in being gb|p to
think, that the day is nrar at hand, when we shall
have reatoted to us the Constitution aa it was admi
nistered in its oriKin. If the signs of tbe times are to
be relied on, tbe virtue and intelligence of the people
are again awakentd, and in opposition to all m> re
party tactics, and contrivances, an eminent ciligeij is
about to be called to preside over ua, whose fixed
and steady viitue?sound natural sense, and sterling
patriotism, not less thin his immortal achievments
on the battle field, prove him eminently wor.by ol
the nation'a confidence and the nation'* honor.
^ With auch a man at our bead, the political atnjos
phere will again become wholesome and puren<-cor
raption and incompetency in public officers roust
cease?peace, and an honorable peace be secured?
the spirit which animated Washington's administra
tion, will be seen to prevail?the improvmentof the
country, no longer arretted by Executive power, will
?be onward?and our process ip commerce, inl nd
es well as external, among the Stales, sh well aa with
foreign nations, be limited only by the retouipe? of
the eounhy.
When such a condition of thingsshall be brought
about, the nation will wonder how they could so
long have rested under tbe afflictions with which
imbecility and incompetency in Executive rule have
heretofore cursed it
With sincere regard, your friend and servant,
Charles Kino, Esq., AVt? York.
03-The Union says that the battle is waxing
warmer and warmer between Mr. Rolling and
Mr. Meade. It will get so hot by next Thurs
day, we lake it, that nothing of Mr. Meade's
joax political form will be left!
Somebody advertises for agents to sell a work
entitled " Hymenial Instructor." This we
suppose, comprises an exposition of the par
ticular joys and miseries of matrimony. The
beat " Hymenial Instructor" we know of is a
young widow. What she don't know there is
no use in learning.
Death of Capt. A. R. Httxel, United State*
?Army.?We regret (says the Louisville Journal
ol tbe 21st instant,) to announce the death of
this officer. He died at the Gait House yes
terday. Captain H arrived here a few days
since from Vera Cruz, where he has filled th*
office of assistant quartermaster.
Vatue cf Land in Maryland in 1847.?The
average valuation per acre in St. Mary's coun
ty, is $0 91 ; in Charles county, it is |5 71 ; in
Prince Oeorge's, $18 42; in Calvert, $10 64;
jo Anne Arundel, $13 22 ; in Howard District,
$15 16; in Baltimore county, $19 94 ; in Fred
erick, $27 13; in Washington, $29 14; in'
Montgomery, $9 17 j in Carrol), $17 89; in
Harford, $11 68; in Talbot. $16 80; in Somer
set, $6 97; >n Cecil, $16 89; in Worcester.
|6 31; and in Caroline, $4 88.
fr The graduating dass at West Point
this year numbers thirty-eight.
tb There are about 220 Churches in N.
York city. The Baptist* have 20, the Me
thodists 32, the Presbyterians 33, the Pro
tfatant Episcopalians 41,?other denomina
tions the balance.
Colonel Price is a man of very moderate tal
ents, and in regard lo military affairs, has bad
no education whatever,. So deficient i? <ie in
military knowledge, that he could not, although
he has been nine monthaiu service, manoeuvre
a regiment for review. True, he has the repu
tation of being a very amiable man, one of that
very good sort of persons who never wish to
offend anybody ; and his friends allege this as
a great merit Bui to me, it seems to call for
my commisseration, in such a way, that while
I am overcome so far as to bestow it, 1 feel very
much like despising the object.
But the Colonel's inability lo march * regi
ment in review, is not his greatest military fail
ing. He has not the mind to penetrate the
principles by which a commander should reg
ulate himself, and is, for ibis reason, unable to
appreciate his own position or that of auy
body else in the army. He knows not what is
due 10 the position of a colonel, or that of a
captain, and now, his command here, except
ihose parts of it which are kept in order with
out his interference, are in a stale of disorde,
which it is painlul to contemplate. When ob
liged, as he is now, to depend on his own men
tal resources, he seems to shrink into himself,
not to view (rom his private retreat the actual
state of affairs, and direct measures to suit it,
but to escape the aspect ol ihings from which
his conscious unfitness for the station he is in,
leads him to shrink almost in dismay.
Tub Spies Affaib.?We learn that the
President of Georgetown College, Mr. Mulle
day, has had a conversation with Mr. Polk
respecting Mr. McCalla's letter, and thai Mr.
Polk denies ever having told Mr. McCalla thai
he had sent Messrs. McElroy and Rey to
Mexico as spies. We shall see wheiher Mr.
McCalla will eat his words. His brother is
Mr. Polk's Second Auditor.
IProm th? National Intelligencer.]
Messrs. Editors: Among the most exiraordi
nary developments of this unique Administra
tion, the following, which I copy from the
"Presbyterian Herald" of the 15th instant,
published at Louisville, Kentucky, is perhaps
ibe most remarkable.
Knowing the anxiMy manifested by the Pre
sident and Secretary of. War at that time to
have Catholic chaplains accompany our regu
lar army in Mexico?one half of the rank and
file of which being members of that church?
and the trouble which they took in sending to
the Provincial Council, then sitting at Balti
more, to foi^ard lljeir views, I was surprised
to finer; in the paper refp.rpd to pbove, that,
instead of chaplains, which the Council were
9sked for, ?? spies," according to the Rev. Mr.
McCalla, WW what the President wanted.
Now, sir, 1 will not enter jnlP a delence either
of the reverend gentlemen who went on their
hazardous and holy mission to Mexico, whi. h
proved fatal to one of them, (the reverend
Father Rey,) nor of Ihe doctrines and opinions
of .heir church, which have been assailed in
the Presbyterian Herald, as the latter would
be foreign to tfoe columns of your paper, anil
as the survivor. Mr. McElroy, js able to take
care of his own character and that ol his late
colleague, But I know, apart from every othe.
circumstance connected with this affair, that il
the Piesident, or ahy other person ip the coun
iry, had proposed suph a mission to either
Father McElroy or Father Rey, both of whom
I knew well and conversed with the day before
leaving their college for the army, he would
have received from them such a rebuke as he
would be lijjely not to forg.-i the rest of his lile.
I will not'say wlietjw President has or
has not been guilty of what is attributed to htm j
by the Rev. Mr. McCalla ; this is a question
of Vfirapiiy for themselves to settle; but, sirs,
from my knowledge tff what has transpired
from the beginning of this Administration to
the present moment, as well as from a close |
examination of almost every public document
sent forth from the Executive mansion in rela-1
lion to the present war, I confess 1 am prepar
ed to bear and see things still more extraordi
oary come from that place than what this pre- !
cious bit of Presidential diplomacy informs the |
world of.
But to the questions and answers of P. A. j
Brown, and the Rev. Mr. McCalla on this to
pic :
?'Chaplains in the Army. \
??Hon. Paul A. Brown, of Philadelphia, lately ad
dressed the following letter to Kev. W. L. McCalla, |
brother of ihe Hon. J. M. McCalla, late of Lexington,
(Ky.) anil now of Washington :?
'Dkah Sib i J earnestly but respectfully request
you to answer truly, candidly, and fully the foliow
ing queiuon^ ^ ^ #n appiicant for the
aitu?tion of chspUin .n the American army now iu
^?^}d Had you a personal interview with his Ex
cellency, J ames K. Polk, oj> that sijl^ct 1
? ?3d Did the President tell you that when bp ap
pointed two Catholic prieata chaplains he knew he
[.ad no light to make any such appointment, a.
there was no such otfice within his gifi;but ibM Ac
had appointed them chaplains nominally, tnit tney
might become spies ?"
To these questions Mr. McCalla returned ihe
following laconic answers at the conclusion o|
a long letter reflecting severely on the Caihohc
church, which has nothiqg to do with the par
ticular point under consideration, for which
reason it is umitted :
"My answer lo the first question is, I was;
to your second, I had ; to your third, he did.
Respectfully, yours,
Whether the President himself will (or not)
wash his character clear of so foul a piece of
duplicity with the Rev. Messrs. McElroy and
Rey as the Rev. Mr. McCalla has charged upon
him time will tell. ARIEL.
"Now Second Auditor of the Treasury.
The wonder-working Pius IX is still moving
on the go-ahead principle, and if God spares
his life for a few years, he will cause the Gov
ernment of the Papal State, lo become on. of
the first in Europe. I hope yet to see Italy re.
^generated; and in that start should come from
Rome, must certainly be a source of joy to
every Catholic; and yet the gieateat opposi
lion our good Pope has had in biff reforms, has
arisen from the Catholic powers of Europe
This, however, could be borne with, if Italy's
own eons would be faithful to hit.?Utter from
| Rome, 1847.
John P. Hile haa b?eo put up Hi candidate for
the Presidency. Well?he would make as bad a
President aa Jarrus K. Polk.
8uh?rrit>ers can send ordera on postmasters in
payment of subscriptions until the Slat of July, '47
?alter th it, the rhino muat come.
To break down the slave ayatem in the French
coloniee the home government haa dec lured that
alavea of uuolventa shall tie sold and that the King
ahall appoint tLe judgea of ibe couria.
A negress who waa severely whipped in Charles
ton, 8. C.,on the 4tb inatant, died on the 16ih. The
verdict was, Died not from the whipping, but from
the effccts of the whipping I!
The National Eia wiahea to know what kind of
a report may be expected from tbe nrgro delegation
about to vi?it Liberia? A truthful one?which ia
far mora than could be expeced from a committee
of white Abolitioni-if.
A Democratic editor in tbe North criea, No more
conceaaiona to the 8outh. Coneeeaione of what ?
Why, of office to he ?uie.
The National Era says that the Northweet pas
sage ia yet to be discovered. If the editor meana the
Northwest passage of Salt River, we can toll him
that the Democrata and Abolitioii.sU will find it
out in December, 1848.
Quartermaster John F. Hunt, who has been or
dered from New Orleans to Waahington, cornea out
in the New Orlema papers and aaya that some per
sona have been making charges agiinst him to the
powera that be, and calla upon his accusers to *how
their hands and facea.
Flour in New Orleans the 21 at inatant, four dol
The New Orleans [tapers came to us last evening
thoroughly soaked and as yellow aa the face of Mr.
Polk'a friend old Santy. /
The New Orleans National says that it hoisted
General Taylor's name for ^the Presidency becauae
he ia a Whig. How, then, can he be a no-party
man which you have sometimes claimed him to bet
The Army worm ia devastating the cotton fields
of the South?uaual.
Joseph Wright, a vo'unteer, 'tired of war'a alarms'
nearly severed his head firom his body by a razor in
New Orleans on tbe 20th instant.
Judge Merrian, an Old Bay State man, and one
who figured largely in Louiaiana's history, died re
cent'y at Iberville, La.; ageA 08 years.
A negro was recently killed and fifteen whites
drowned on the Charleston and Hamburg Railway,
the only thing of the kind that has happened for y ears
Madame Caroline, the circus rider, rides so well,
says a critic, that it is .impossible to distinguish the
rider from the animal. She is a Centaur, then.
The law which Attorney General Clifford enforces
against the Dry Dock law, it appears, is an obsolete
statute made to apply to the Rip Rap contract.
Chattanooga, in Tennessee, is becoming quite
saucy, because ahe can get her products to market
by way of Savannah, Ac.
Last evening the City WhU Convention of B*l
timore met, and after business was over, they waited
on G ivernor Goldsborough. that is to be, at Bar
num's Hotel. We are glad to hear the Governor is
well, and that his competitor is?well also !
June 10th?No peace between the belligerents of
the La Plata countries July 09th. No peace be
tween the warring nations of the Cordilleras and
the Alleghenies.
8t Paul's church, (Rochester, New York.) cost
ing $3p,p0p, fell a prey to fire last 8undsy.
A few days ago a negro tried to kill a man by
the name of Hays, in Bamesvillu, Montgomery co.,
Md., for which he was lashed with ten Isshes.
The Brandywine is to be fitted out forthwith at
Norfolk for the Brazil station as the flsg ship of
Commodore Stoier.
Pennsylvania yr?H pay the interest on her public
debt on the ?nd pf ne?t month. Gqo<| news, that
to thousands.
Heiroglypbical Mica plates have been found in the
Indian mounds of the west.
There has been a little fire in Portland, Me.
A man was killed last week at Providence by the
bursting of a grind stone driven by steam.
A store in Dorchester, a building in Worcester,
Ma<s. and a barn in New Haven, Qt., were all set
fire to laat week by incendiaries,
They have given Captain Stewart of Baltimore
a sword. 4
Payette ulrcej frojji Gay across the Falls in Balti
more, is now being opened.
Bacon sides 7j cts? Hams 8c?in Pittsburg yes
terday. Flour?no change.
The Winchester, Vs.. Medical College is in fu!l
oper#tjon and noble repute. It deserves the reputa
tion it I as gained
Thomas M. Gaily, of Wheeling, Va., the great
Temperance Lecturer is at Winchester, Va. When
will be visit Washington T
The corner stone of the New Episcopal church in
Winchester, Va., is to bs laid next Saturday.
A son of#Mr. 0lne,?f South Branch Mountain,
near Romney, Va., waa bitten by a rattle snake laat
Saturday. He ia still alive.
The Whigs must sustain Gen. Taylor, ssys Rich
ard Thompson, of Indiana. Aye?and they will
tusiain him, too, against the whole world.
Col Cra g is the new officer in charge of the Arse
nal of the United States at Allegheny.
On the 36th ii)st- a huge rock was detached from
the brow of Coal Hill near Pittkburg, and fell upon
a school h u*e. Five of the children in it were in
stantly killed, and three woquJed. Poor little inno
cents !
The people of Washington, Pa., are being hum
bugged by inimsl magnetism.
President Polk has appointed George W. Clin on
U. S. District Atorney for Northern New York.?
This Clinton is a son in law of John C. Spencer,
and was rejected twice as collector of Buffalo ^pder
John Tyler's reign.
The Rev. W. Hall, wl}o recently made an anti
war sermoa in Springfield, Illinois, has been grossly
insulted by one of the furious war Polk men who
lake care not to go to the battle-field.
George Stovall, a diunkard, killed his wife a few
days ago in Allen county, Kv.
Gen. Taylor, on the 29ih of June, had l#0,000
rations, 800 wagons, and 2000 mules ready for a
forward. It having been found impossible to count
the number of troops, that task ia confided to the
Washington Union.
The Philadelphia upper cru=t consider it decided
ly unfashionable to drees on Sabbath, exeept in
chuieh h mrs. It is a wonder they dresa at all !
On the *7th inst. ftOOO wretched creatures were
at Cape May huddled together in hot cabins in
aeareh o? pleaiure. They had not begun to discover
the feotstepe of her ladysh p.
Frederick city haa been reduced to a country vil
lage, says tbe Baltimore Son.
U. 8. 6's are down to 106}. Corcoran and Riggs
are beginning to look blue, they say.
M. C. R. Frost, of New York, an engraver, find
ing thie world too cold, cut hie throat a day or two
ago with a raaor.
Harper mi Brothers' Beok saUs take place in
New York next month. He haa 86 new work* in
preaa, many of which in native.
Chnrle* Lrnmin it eaid to be the author of the
Sagtienay Lei tars. Tbey are model* in their way
of letter writing.
Monday night'* alorm did much damage to the
building* of Richmond.
Mr. Marcy intend*, they aay, to g-t Congress to
take from the Stale court* the power to iaaue writ*
of Hrbea* Corpu* in caae* of enliitment in the army
and navy. Why wait for Congre** to do it! Refer
the *u' ject to Mr. Clifford, and he will find law for
C. Edwajds I.eater, the (ten>a Consul author, i*
to be recalled.
The acoundrel who destroyed the virtue of a mai
den by violence in Baltimore, a few day* ago, it it
sail), will be brought te puniahment. If he i* not
now, he will be hereafter, unle** he repents.
Mr. Gushing h. Co.'* St. Croix pne timber pur
chaae in Mineeota Territory bid* fair to realise im
rr^nse wealth to the owner*. Mr. Ctieiver, late o'
the 4th Auditor'* office, i* the cashier of the compa
ny at St. Lout*.
The Haratogana taxed Tom Thumb $25 to *how
hi* little aelf to those little people.
The U. 8. sloop of war Marion i* on her way to
the Mediterranean.
Ton feet of water in the Ohie at Wleeling on
Monday la*t and ruing. 4
New Jeraey ha* I 'at bar lighting propensi ie*.
Her people will not go to Mr. Polk'* war.
Tnere are only 896.000 Catholic* in the Uniied
State*. So says the Archbiabop. We had thought
there were some million*.
Four men got their leg* broken in Baltimore yes
terday. It muat have been break-leg day.
The Charleston Pre** *aj* that the water <* to be
let into the Cumberland canal in a few day*.
The New York Herald iaya that the *bip ashore
on the Devil'a Limb on the coast of Maine i* not a
steam but a square rigged ve**el.
The three South American Republic* of New
Grenada, Peru, and Ecuador were at peace at the
laat dates!
Cel. Grandin. a clerk in the Treasury Depart
ment, left lown on the 26th instant with despatche*
for old Rough and Ready.
A vidian in New Haven juat escaped a coat of Ur
and feathers, some daya ago, for maltreating and
nearly starving an orphan child three years old.?
?The cry of the orphan, &c t'
A Remarkable Prediction. In the mis
cellaneous \york of Thomas Brown, printed
in London in J648, the following remarka
ble prophecy will be found, made two hun
dred years since:
When New England will excite trouble
in New Spain.
When Jamaca will govern the Islands and
Terra Firma.
When Spain will seek an assylum in Ameri
When Mexico will become another Ma
. When the Ships of Mahomet will cover
the Baltic Sea.
When the turks will possess the ports of the
When Africa will no longer send her
blacks to people America.
W hen New Bativia will hold Old Bativia
(Holland) jn contempt.
Whep new tribe* of Tartars will overturn
When America will no more lavish Iter
treasures upon strangers, but employ them
for her own use.
When the New World will carry war in
to the Old.
When she will traffic with her former
master as her equal.
Then wil| piig|Uy tilings take place which
few men will forsee.
$^?The Chinese crew of the junk Key
ing came on shore for the first time on the
22nd. They were the observed of all ob
servers. The curious and grotesque head
dress and qeues, wooden shoes and odd com
plexions, drew about a crowd at all points.
One old chap with a fanciful silk dress,#and
a large sivon carved fan with which he pro
tected his hpad from the sun, was a great
card. Looking at the towering pile of "Old
Trinity," they expressed much wonder.
Rev. N. W. piske, is reported to have
died recently at Jerusalem, of cholera.
The church at the corner of Orange j
and Third Street, Wilmington, Del., was
fold on Wednesday to a Methodist Episco
pal congregation. Rev. E. Kennard is to
have charge of it.
George Washington Dixon has been
sent to prison in New Orleans, as a com
mon vagrant.
^?"I \yill confine yoy for Contempt,''
said the Judge. ?'You will, will you?" said
the lawyer. ''I'm determined to do it,"
said the Judge. "Then it will be a con
temptible act," said the lawyer.
$rJ?The Bdltimoreans are waking up to
the importance of establishing in their city
a House of Refuge.
{^Burdock leaves will cure a horse of
the si ivers in five minutes; let him eat about
two leaves. I have tried it many times.?
My horses will always eat then) when the
slavers 8re bad.?-Ploughman.
Upwards of 240 tons of bomb shells
have been turned out from St. Louis since
the commencement of the war.
(jt^> Rev. Mr. Brayton and wife, Mis*
Brayton, Miss Mason and H. C. Mason,
Baptist missionaries at Mergni, arrived in
Boston on the 00th, in the ship Faneuil
Hall, from Calcutta.
f^?The Boston Atlas says that letters
were received by the hist steamer, announc
ing the death of Rev. E- B. Bujlard, mis
sionary of the Baptist Board, of cholera, at
Maulmaiu, Burmah, in April last.
Lookt Bad.?It looks had to see a Son of
Temperance or any other Temperance man sit
about taverns unnecessarily and drink mineral
water or other allowable beverages, which they
can obtain at many other and more suitable
places. It Iooka as if they loved the smell ol
rum, if they don't drink it. It looks, too, as if
tbey felt disposed to countenance and encou
rage the rum traffic indirectly, which they are
most certainly morally bound to discounten
nnce. Brethren, we hope yon will aim at be
coming consistency.
$3?It is the opinion of Lord John Rus
aell that the potato crop will fail this year.
At all events, says a London letter writer,
it i? certain that Europe will now require a
| permanent annual supply from the United
I States.
The following toast was drank in Boston
on the Fourth of July :
The Ladies?No declaration of indepen
dence can withstand their declaration of
We were not a ware before that the Bos
ton girls Mid' the declarations. No won
der they are smart.
"The race of mankind would perish did
they cease to aid each other. From the
time that the mother binds the child's head,
till the moment that some kind assistant
wipes the death damp from the brow of the
dying, we cannot exist without mutual help.
All, therefoie, that need aid, have a right to
ask it frrfm their fellow mortals; no one
who hold* the power of granting, can re
fuse it without guilt."
Glowing Discretion?A gallant N< w
England Knight of the quill, describing a
country dance, Bays: "Thegorgeous strings
of glass beads now glisten on the heaving
bosomn of the village belles, like polished
rubies resting on the surface of warm apple
Vermont Debates.?Is pumpkin pize
pizen, or am they hoiesum vittals ?" De
cided in the negative.
Which is the most profitable, to htel u
corn or toe a boot f Answer-*-both.
If a man should see his father hanging
himiself, and his mother sticking hersdf
with a fork, which would he save first.'?
Decided in the affirmative, unanimously.
Which is generally the easiest, to file a
newspaper or a saw? Decided to le un
decidable, any how.
A druken laborer, recovering from a dan
gerous illness, was asked whether he had
not been afraid of meeting his God.
''No," said the poor pagan christian, "I
was only afeard o> tother chap."
The Gourd and thk Palm Trek.?A
gourd wound itself around a lofty palm,
ane in a few weeks climbed to its very top.
'?How old mayest thou be?" inquired
the new comer.
"About a hundred years," was the an
"A hundred years! and no taller! Only
look, I have grown as tall as you in fewer
days than you can count years."
"I know that well," replied the palm ?
"Every summer of my life a gourd has
climbed up around me, as proqd as thou
art, and ay short lived as thou will be."
The Washington Union talks about Whig
coalitions. We do think, that, after the co
alition between Polk and Santa Ana, the
word "coalition" should burn every Loco
foco tongue like a drop of aqua fortis.?
tt-A very eloquent eulogy on the death
of Dr. Joshua Howard Dorsey, of Liberty
town, Md., appeared recently in the Wil
mington, Del. Blue Hen's Chickcn, over
the signature of the "ftjilford Bard." The
yonng gentleman referred to, died some
months ago, of consumption, in the 25ih
year of his age, leaving a large circle of
friends and relatives to moqrn his early de
parture. He was a schoolmate of ours, and
with him we remember to have spent many
pleasant hours at Brookville.
(j?* We learn from the Warrenton, (Vn.)
Flag that an extensive revival of religion is
now prevailing in the Morrisvilleneighbor
?J?Nine Points is the name of a new
post office, recently established at Lancas
ter county, Pa.
Foe the Abmy?One of our citv contrac
tors was putting up this morning on 6th street,
for Gen. Scott's column, 500 sets of mule har
ness and saddles.
The paving of Pennsylvania avenue from
S xth street to the western gate of the Capitol
grounds, is nearly finished, and promises to be
moderately well executed. During rhe pro
gress of the work, we were pleased to observe
ihat the Engineer caused portions which were
done in a slovenly unworkmanlike manner, to
be repaved. So long as the preseut work lasts,
it will furnish one of the prettiest city drives,
peihaps the most so, in the country, but we
do not anticipate great durability. Round
stones are not the materials that should be used
on this splendid avenue. In the first place
ihey furuish harbors for dust which has been
lime out of mind a source of infinite annoyance
to the inhabitants of Washington, and in the
second, they do not bind sufficiently well, un
less ihey be laid with infinite care, to resist the
shocks of wheels in the winter time especially,
when frost affects the earth.
The proper description of pavement in this
case would have been ihe Russian, as it is cal
led, we know not why. This is formed ol
blocks of granite measuring some where about
4? inches in width, and 9 inches in length on
the surface, rough dressed on the face and
sides, and 8 or 9 inches in depth, having a
good bearing. These blocks when broughi
into juxta position, fit so closely that a genera'
surface is presented, which is easily kept free
from dusi. The frost in winter has no effect,
upon the structure, because there is no earth
between the stones which can be expanded or
contracied, consequently the road forms a con
tinuous mass of dry masonry sufficiently roun
ding to throw off the water which flows to the
sides, and thus passes swav. Pavements form
ed in this way, cost a little more at first, but
make up by their durability for any excess of
charge at the ouisei. In passing over them
carriages meet with no resistance, and there is
no local pressure calculated to loosen or dis
place the material. Had Congress in i.a wis
dom ordered a pavement of this description,
ihey would have effected a permanent im
provement. As it is, we must expect a recur,
rence at short intervals of the trouble of re
pavement and a repetition of eapense, which
will answer the purposes of politiciana better
perhaps than the formation of a durable work.
From the New Orleans Delta.
A single grain of sand may decide the
fate of an empire, a tiny gnat drive an ele
phant to madness, and a little insignificant
letter cause that stream, which never (rnn
smooth,' to .boil, splurge snd splutter like a
Norwegian maelstrom. We read of a Per
sian conqueror, who just on the ere of bat
tle, had a grain of sand blown into hia eye
?he rubbed the optic, irritation ensued, fe
ver took place, and he died His succes
sor, who couldn't hold a candle to him, and
being withal a very wicked man, lost the
confidence of his soldiers, waa ingloriously
defeated, takt-n prisoner, and woke up one
morning minus his head. A fly gets into
the ear of an elephant?the sensation at
first is very pleasant, and he flaps his huge
ears in the same manner that a blacksmith
dusts his leiUher apron. Anon he finds that
there may be even w>o much of a good thing
and by a gentle snort intimates a desire that
the fly should keep quiet. Finding him
self not obeyed, he gets into a terrible rage,
and in a futile attempt to tear a large tree
breaks one of his ivories?the lock jaw en
sues and he dies. Three thousand years
afterwards, his skeleton is f'lind in Ala
bama, with one tusk here and the other
there. In the course of time a city spring*
up, and from the fact of two loose tusks be
ing found on the original site, men christen
ed it Tuscaloosa.
Cadmus, like other distinguished men
was much addicted to potatoes and Pyeriian
springs and one day while amuaing him
self in his garden, with a sword for a spade,
he planted a tjroji of letters
of experiment What was hia surprise one
fine morning, to find himself saluted by a
very well drilled volunieer regiment? It is
a positive fact!?they were diessed in a
martial costume somewhat between that
of the Phoenician archers and Enniskillen
dragoons. We hope the "powers that be"
at Washington will study horticulture, and
plant some of the kind of seed, as it will be
very useful in raising the 'ten regiment bill.'
Cadmus, however, has nothing to do with
the dumpy Miss Rrown with the "n," nor
the elegant Miss Browne with the ue."
The sweet Dulcetta Browne has just tur
ned eighteen years and nineteen suitors?
away. One of the heaven's Canovas must
moulded her exquisite form, and the rosea
of Eden lent their crimson blushes to her
cheeks. Her hair, dark as uight, woven in
to a million of glossy threads, falls in rich
clusters from hertjueenly brow; butterflies
mistake her lips for carmine flowerets, and
the very moths are attracted by the bright
ness that flashes from her diamond eyes.?
li was at church that Gabriel Grotius, Esq,
saw her, ard on the first glance he waa
was wildly in love.
Arriving at hia legal den he clutched an
odd volume ofShellys's poem, and read un
til his eyes hecame red, and dreamed of an
gels, otto of roses, seats in Congress, thirty
thousands dollars, and the enchanting lady
whose name hedid not know. When hej
awoke, a bright idea struck him,and hCj
resolved to express his passion by writing
his adored one a valentine. So much for
Dulcetta and Gabriel Grotius.
Now it came to pass that Mike May
nooth was a veiy handy chap at duating
desks, sweeping floors and making firea.?
Mike w?s a tight Irish lad of some thirty
years of age, and prided himself greatly on
his knowledge of the law and the prophets.
But lately his cheek had lost its bloom,
his frolicsome eye ita devilment, his appear
ance had became so changed, that a ^or*?
jockey companion of his intimated that he
was going ofl'in a galloping consumption.
Mike was in love with the maid of the
queenly Mias Dulcetta?Miss Sally Brown.
The image of this dumpy darling waa as
happy 011 poor Mike's soft heart aa a four
pound weight on a full blown poppy.?
Sally was a blue-eyed, cherry cheeked, fat
lass of about twenty years of age; and to
use Mike's own expression "her lips would
timpt the divil, an ye might yer pipe by the
blaze ov her eye."
Last Saturday morning Gabriel Grotiua,
Esq, came to his office earlier than usual,
and found his factotum busily engaged in
cleaning the room.
"Mike," said Grotiua, in an agitated voice
what's the matter with yon? You look
"Ah, sur," answered Mike, with a deep
sigh, "I belave thatl've got the disease
chickens have at times."
And what may that be, Mike?''
?'The pips, sure?a eradjewel sinkin' ov
the limbs, a weakness all aver, and a sinsa.
tion approachin' to death after mules.^ Ita
nearly over wid me, sur, an me conscience
tills me I'm not long fori this world-'
"Mike, you're in love. There don't start
?shut the door, and then unbosom your
self to me. Ah, Mike, I too am a vic
tim-" . . , .
?A victim!?ay it was but victim that 1
was, I'd snap my finger at it. It's me that's
the martyr at the stake?tne feelins is dead,
and my heart is roastin alive at the present
minnit. Oh, ML-therGroiius, yer acquain
ted wid Blackstone, Coke, that thief of the
world ould Eldon, an the rist of the
commontathers?till me what's to be
? Write to her, Mike, write a valen
1 And what'a a?what did ye call it,
? A valentine?that is a love letter??bil
let doux?a?'
'Stop where are ye are, sir, for there s the
coal and the candles, and the washer wo
man's bill due now. Don't be extravagant
or ye'll not lave enough to give me a da
cent funeral,
lMike, hold your tongue, go across to
Morgan's and get me the handsomest en
velope you can find-'
< An ant 1 a handsome invalid, sur?' _
?Envelope, you numskull?a delicious,
delicate covering for a rose-acented avow
al of my ardent passon for the adorable Miss
?Whisht, be aisy now?don't make me
commit mnrthre! What was the last word
that laped out ot yer dirty mouth!
?'Put down the poker, Mike, or I'll call
, for assistance. 1 spoke of Miss Browee
who lives in the house with a garden before
it, just back of?"
"A house wid a gardin! Oh ye blood
thirsty wolf, I'll strangle ye! Y ou've got
but two minutes by the clock to live!"
??But Mike, a moment?how do you
spell her name?"
"Spill her name, I will. Be.b?arr?0,
o?double-you, w?in, n?Brown!"
??Mike, 1 knew it was a mistake:?the la
dy to whom I am a slave is named Browne
I also, but it's Brown with an lt.*
"Brown with an e, thiu she's a Browu?'
"No, no, ahe's very aristocratic, and all
the Brown aristocracy attach the vowel
mentioned to the end of their names."
"Forgive me, Miather Grotius; I'll get
the invuopea in ajiffey, and I'll take the two
letters and put 'em under the aill ov tit
door, foT fare ov accident." .
U Wb*4my*anma by two lettera?"
I "What do I mane? Sore it'a my Brown
that's the sarraat of your servant of your
Browaaadso wornmweeu kill twuktooes
wid one bird."
In high spirit Mike started off, and in a
few momenta returned with the envelopes.
Grotius kiaaad bia amatory apiatle'a thou
sand times, and Mika drawing from hia bo
som a square indigo colored package of
foolscap, wiahed that hia love letter waa
big enough to hng.
"What's that Mike?"
"It's an epiatle to my Brown, aur, an' I
want you to pot it under tba kiver of an
invilope also.
"That J'll do with pleasure?but be aufe
you do not mix them. What'a tba mune or
your lady lovo?"
"Oh, it's no matter for tint, she's purty
enough without a fust name?as fat aa but
tar, aa fair as a lily, aad aa froMeaame aa a
two year old cow. What is the first name
of yonr Brown?"
"Mike I'm like yourself?I don't know;
but here are tba valentines?be careful jrnd
I'll give you a naw coat."
"Careful? bav'ntl the apple of my eye
to guard, and d'ye think I'dbaslapin on me
post? Ob, bot it's joyful news PU brine to
ye?news that'll sat the thoughts piavin'
gr? I ... ? Km !??
touchin' up an old Irish tuna on the
The fair Dulcetta was seated in her cham
ber, when har maid, the plump Miss Sally
entered blushing like a red cabbage. Han
ding the lovely girl a tetter, aha whispered
in her ear? "be says ba'U give three tape
at the garden gate to-night, ma'am," and
withdrew. With a trembling hand afta
broke the aealand read:
"Smite Darlint: I'm dyin' wid Lur for
you. My busnm is all on fire to make you
Mine, an 111 dye a dissolute mon av you
don't listen to my aute. Darlin' luv I'll be
at the gardin gate at one o'clock to-night in
the mornin.'
A eto Arlantt, Feb. fourtanetk, 1847.
"Insolent creature!" said Miss Dulcetta
?"a low, ignorant fellow, to dare write me
such a letter!" The proud beauty's eyea
flashed with fire, and she burst into tears.
Not so with Mi ss Sally, who by dint of
spelling managed to make out that the per
son who wrote to her imagined that she
was ?lovelier than the loveteist?with the
form of an angel?that her lips were living
rubies, ber neck a column of pearl and that
one glance from her eyes was more precious
than the mines of Golconda." This ruptu
rest letter filled Miss Sally's heart with
aome very fndefiite ideas of jewellers" shops
and fancy balls; but recollecting that the
writer solicited an Interview, she having
not the slightest objection proceed to adorn
herself in her best bib and tucker
Night came, and at the hour appointed
Mike was at the garden gate, looking very
much as though he were going to Commit
buivlary. Having taken a number of nips
at the whisjkey bottle, by way of bracing
himself to tieelare his passon, hia pins ware
rather unsteady and aa occasional hiccough
betrayed his presence. Dulcetta and her
brother, who were on the balcony, observed
him, and In a moment poor Mike's fata waa
decided. Instead of the aoft, warm band
of his lovely Sally, he felt the atin of a whip
about hia ears. Turning around, he gave
his assailant a lick back that floored him?
the watchman came up, "fire," "murder "
and "bigamy," but to no effect. Yester
day moaning the Recorder sana out?" Mi
chael Maynooth," and an individual with a
nose swollen to the size of an egg plant and
a pair ot eyea in deep mourning slowly rose
"Maynooth, what were you doing last
night?" *
"Faith, yer anner, its meself that dont
know. I blave I was a little drunk.
"You may go by paying your jail fees.
Mike thanked bia "anner," and went out
muttering?J"the a's have made me mighty
uneasy, I suppose I gave the Brown wid
the e the letter for the Brown with'the "n"
and begor its my own beautiful self
that s done brown this time. As soon as
my eyes gits the swellin' out on em lam
off to Kamschatka or Cornwall, the divil I
care which for my noae is dilapidated and
me heart is broken."
MATCHE8! MATCHES!?One hundred and
My Gross of Golsh s and Donnelly's friction
rem n?" {"* *** for ~Je "* manufactu
rers prices, by ?. WHEELER.
july 27?8t P?bp. eve., nesr 7th street.
N?vI,rCE?Th#?temP?r^ partnership formed
between myself sad John V. Shields is this Jar
Concert Hall, Psnn. over Todd's Hat Store.
M th. National, tb. '*!?. ajHj"
exquisite style. ,
Apparatus sad 8tock wholesale aad retail
Instructions given in the art.
july 37?3m
TV AT A CHEAP PRICE t?The subscriber
has divided his farm and laid ofr s tract of about 40
sores into Iota of from one, two, four, end six acres
each, which he will sell at lew prtese aad on eesv
terms, so that it may be within the means of env
peron to ourchase one. and thereby to secure to
himself and family a homestead. These lota at*
handsomely aittteted in a very fcoAAy location, on
a public road, about 1* mike from the Nary Yard
Bridge, on the seat side of the Anecoetia river.
The soil is well suited for gard^^^r the
cultivaUon of fruit trees, and several excellent eprinn
of water are near to them. There ia also
wood on each of the lots to sncioes them, timber
in abundance can be had in the neighborhood to
erect any building at a very low pricT
Thoee wiahieg to purchaae, will do well to auotv
?oon, as they can have a choice of location, dfce.
unit's.** ' ?p^r log DWELLING
HOUSE, with aa much land as may be dsairsd ad.
joining the above lots, vary handsomely situated aad
with, a smell sxpense could be eoasened into s
dwelling for two ?"-![ fomiHss.
For further particulars apply to
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pknnstlvama ATBHtrs,
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ue which writ be served up to*?efrew i?so?p,slsaka
?tc. etc.
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