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gy JAMES G. EDWARDS.
THE IOWA FAT110T PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BURLINGTON. Cordova, ish all and er:- and WJ who commanded the Span troops then overrunning the Pala tinate, found it necessary to possess himself of a little walled village, called O-rersheim, that lay in his way. On the first intelligence of his approach the inhabitants fled to Manhiem and when Gonsalvo at length drew near, and summoned the place to sur render, there remained within the wails only a poor shepherd and his wife, the latter of whom, having that very morning brought a little infant into this world of misery, was unable to leave her bed, and her husband, of course, staid with her. The anxiety and distress of the poor man may be more easily con ceived than described. Fortunately, however, he possessed both courage shrewdness and, on the spur of the moment, bethought himself of a scheme to give his wife and baby a chance of escape, which, after embra cing them both, he hastened to put into execution. The inhabitants having quitted the town in great haste, had left almost all their property at his disposal so he had no difficulty in finding what was requisite for his purpose—name ly, a complete change of dress. Ha ving first accoutred his lower man in military guise, he tossed away his shepherd's hat, which he replaced with a huge helmet "a world too wide,"—he buckled a long sword to his side, threw a goodly cloak over his shoulders, stuck two enormous pistols in his belt, and fastened to his high heeled boots, a pair of those pro digious jingling spurs, which were the fashion of the times. Thus accou tred, he forthwith betook himself to the walls, and leaning with a pom pous air on his sword, he listened coolly to the herald, who advanced to summon the village to surrender. "Friend," said our hero, as soon as the herald had concludcd his speech, "tell your commander that though I have not yet made up my mind to sur render at all, I may possibly be indu ced to do so provided he agrees to the three following conditions, in which I shall make no abatement whatever: First, the garrison must be allowed to march out with milita ry honors second, the lives and pro perty of the inhabitants must be pro tected third, they must be left to en joy the free exercise of the Protest ant religion." The herald immediately replied, that such preposterous conditions could not for a moment, be listened to adding, that the garrison was known to be weak, and concluded by again demanding the instant surren der of the place. "My good friend," answered the shepherd, "do not be too rash. I ad vise you to inform your gbneral from me, that nothing but my desire to avoid bloodshed could make me think of surrendering on any terms whatev- please to add, that if he does not choose to agree to those I have already stated, he will gain posses sion of the town, only at the point of the sword fori declare to you, by the faith of an honest man and a Chris tian, as well as by the honor of a gen tieman, that the garrison has lately received a reinforcement he little keams of." So saying, the shepherd lighted his P'pe, and puffed away with an air of s most consummate nonchalance. ^.founded by this appearance of Idness and security, the herald staf prudent to return, and 0 Gons*lvo his Ds nn. ?"r11* &ncftdL 6 the demands which oeen made. The Spanish Gen deceived by this show of resist eith6' ^eing unwilling to waste Dtlt^ tUne or men *n reducing resolved -fr :k4Sy IN THE UPPER STORY OF THE BUILD INO AT THE CORNER OF Washington and Water Streets, DES MOINES COUNTY, 1|WA. TERMS: 0 W A A I O w i e u i s e «nce a week, at THREE DOLLARS per (,.r |X ADVANCE. jlyERTISEMEXTS will bo inserted at the rate of one dollar per square, for the first ind fifty c«nts for each subsequent insertion. 'A liberal deduction will be made to all those j-Jho advertise by the year. THE VILLAGE GARRISON AN INTERESTING STORY. It happened, in the coufse^of the Thirty Years War, that Gonsalvo de this to agree to the °ffered and, followed by Thi ,00PS approached the gates, determination was an- by renly the herald to the shep- 0d^ vouchsafed to say in s 7? 1 find your commander a man some sense." He then left the liij* ,et down the drawbridge, de- the gates, and al to th Spanish troops to pour in one luWn*x Surprised at seeing no i ,11 streets •-M .i. but a strange look- w* whose caricature of a '.GosMnne hung upon him like if patchwork, Gonsalvo began to sus pect treachery, and seizing the shep herd, demanded to know where the garrison was? "If your highness will follow me I will show you," answered the rustic. '^Keep up my stirrip then," ex claimed Gonsalvo "and on the least symptom that you mean to betray me, I shall send a bullet through your heart.' "Agreed," said our friend "Follow me, Spaniards! for I declare to you, by the word of an honest man and a Christian, as well as by the honor.of a gentleman, that the garrison will of fer you no injury," He then placed himself by Gonsal vo's stirrup, and, followed by the troops, passed through several'silent and deserted streets, till, at length, turning into a narrow lane, he stop ped before a mean-looking house, and having prevailed on Gonsalvo to en ter, he led him into a small room, where lay his wife, with her little boy beside her. "Noble general I" he said, pointing to the former, "this is our garrison and this," he added, taking his son in his arms, "is the reinforcement of which I told you/' Aware, now, of the real" state of matters, the absurdity and cleverness of the trick moved even the Spanish gravity, and Gonsalvo gave free course to his mirth. Then taking off a rich gold chain which-decorated his own person, he passed it round the neck of the infant. "Permit me to offer 'this mark of my esteem," he said good-naturedly, "for the valiant garrison of Ogershe im. By the hand of a soldier, I envy you the possession of such a rein forcement and you must let me pre sent you with this purse of gold for the use of the young recruit." He then stooped down and kissed the delighted mother and her boy, and quitted the house, leaving the shep herd to boast for many a summer day and winter night, of the success of his stratagem *The above anecdote is authentic, and mentioned in the Memoirs of the Elector Palatine. PROOF THAT A MAN IS DEAD.—A subscriber to one of the eastern pa pers, a few years ago, being sadly in arrears for the same, promised the ed itor that if his life was spared to Xt certain day, he would without fail dis charge his bill. The day passed, and the bill was not paid. The natural conclusion then was, that the man was dead—absolutely defunct. Pro ceeding on this conclusion, the editor in his next paper placed the name of the delinquent under the obituary head, with the attending circumstan ces of time and place. Pretty soon after this announcement, the subject of it appeared to the editor—not with the pale and ghastly countenance usually ascribed to apparitions—but with face red as scarlet. Neither did it, like other apparitions, wait to be spoken to, but broke silence with:— "What did you mean sir, by publish ing my death?" "Why sir, the same that I mean when I publish the death of any oth er person, viz: to let the world know that you are dead." "Well but I am not dead." "Not dead! then it's your own fault for you told me you would positively pay your bill by such a day, if you lived till that time. The day is pass ed, the bill is not paid, and you posi tively must be dead: for I will not be lieve that you would forfeit your word oh, no!" "I see you have got around me, Mr Editor—but say no more about it, here's the money. And harkee, my wag, you'll contradict my death next week?" "Oh, certainly sir, just to please you tho' upon my word I can't help thinking you died at the time specifi ed, and that you have really come back to pay this bill on account ...of your friendship to me." A PORTRAIT.—At a certain fashion able watering place, in front of one of the hotels stood a beautiful pair of English blood horses attached to an elegant coach. On the box was an English coachman—behind was an English footman—and at the steps were two English lacqueys. Present ly there appeared at the door, equip ped for a morning ride, a man of small stature, with a countenance indicat ing the age of about sixty, but dress ed like a fashionable youth of two and twenty. He held in one hand a neat gold headed rattan, and on the tiptop of his bald head was perched a fash ionable white hat. His sorrel whis kers were nicely combed and redo lent of bear's -grease, and in his other neatly gloved hand he held an em broidered white handkerchief, perfum ed with eau de Cologne. A stranger might have taken this personage for one of those things that abound at placet of fashionable resort called dan- JKSjfl \aLijSSisr' Jbr dies a tribe of doubtful gender, with more perfumery than brains, and re quiring only a change of costume to make a fashionable fine lady. A glance at his features however, show ed that this person was above the or dinary dandy race, possessing the cunning of a fox and the stealthy shy ness of a cat. With an affected lisp, and fashionable drawl, he gave some orders to his foreign servants and en tered his coach. Throwing himself with a languid air upon the soft cush ion of his luxurious carriage, he loolc ed about upon the crowd to see if they were not overwhelmed with ad miration of their beloved democratic President! Crack went the whip, and away rolled the great leader of the re publican party! And this, reader, is a true picture of the fop, who by fraud and intrigue has managed to at tain to the Presidency of eighteen millions of freemen. Could the hard handed, brawny-armed republicans, who voted for Martin Van Buren in 1836, once see him as he is, they would "bid those hands and arms per ish, rather than cast another vote for a man who at heart, and in his per sonal habits, is the greatest ARISTO CRAT in America.—Daily Rochester Sun. WITHDRAWAL OF MR. WEBSTER. To the People of Massachusetts.— It is known that my name has been presented to the public, by a meeting of Members of the Legislature of the State, as a candidate for the office of President of the United States, at the ensuing election. As it has been ex pected that a Convention would be holden in the Autumn of this year, composed of Delegates from the sev eral States, I have hitherto thought proper not to anticipate, in any way, the result of that Convention. But I am now out of the country, not to re turn, probably, much earlier, than the period fixed for the meeting of the Convention, and do not know what events may occur, in the meantime, which, if I were at home, might de mand immediate attention from me. I desire, moreover, to act no part, which may tend to prevent a cordial and effective union among those, whose object, I trust, is to maintain, unimpaired, the Constitution of the country, and to uphold all its great interests, by a wise, prudent and pat riotic administration of the Govern ment. These considerations have in duced me to withdraw my name as a candidate for the office of President at the next election. One division of the boats will start from Pike street On the East River, and the other from the foot of Hubert street on the Hudson. Both divis ions will proceed to Staten Island, where the company will debark and proceed to the pine grove on the sum mit back of the Pavillion. A more delightful place is hardly to be found on earth. There some hours will be spent in singing, speaking, playing, and everything fitted to the occasion. A large number of our most respecta ble citizens will join in this feast of benevolence. Among them will be the Governor of the State, and pro bably the President of the U. States,, though both will appear as private citizens merely. The boats are' fur nished gratuitously by four Transpor tation Companies, viz: the Troy, Swiftsure, Eckford, and Albany and Canal lines. The use of the boats is worth a large sum, but they are fur nished gratuitously, and about $3,000 besides has been expended, which sum has been very easily raised by the contributions ot our citizens. A number of teachers have devoted themselves for some weeks almost wholly to the business, and, take it all in all, they have made it one of the most beautiful expeditions ever got up.—Jour, of Com. A later account states that the Sunday School Celebration on Staten Island, N. Y. was the most brilliant and numerously attended of any of which we have any account. It is estimated by some of the New York papers, that about 20,000 children participated in the celebration, and W: THE IOWA PATRIOT. BURLINGTON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1839. DANIEL WEBSTER. London, June, 21, 1839. THE GREAT SUNDAY SCHOOL GALA. —The teachers and friends of Sunday schools have made grand preparations for Independence. The arrangements are all on a great scale, as it is neces sary they should be for it was found last evening that the number of chil dren who would go, would be from twelve to fourteen thousand and of pa rents and teachers, some two thou sand more. To accommodate this Lilliputian army, the following pro vision has been made:— 4 Steamboats.—0 Towboats, aver aging 400 tons each.—2,300 lbs of corned beef, boiled.—200 ncats' tongues.—6 pigs, roasted whole.— 2,300 loaves of bread.—20 bbls of su gar and butter crackers.—40 hhds of pure water. that there were between 50 and 60, 000 persons present. Mr Yan Bu ren visited them and staid a few min utes. Gov. Seward was there a con siderable time., and made a speech to the juvenile eelebrators, and as one of the papers remarks, seemed "quite at home amongst the children." The most ample provision was made and what is yet more strange the whole passed off without a single injury or accident to any one connected with the Sunday Schools. BULWER AND HIS WIFE.—The fol lowing spirited passage is extracted from a review of "Chcveley" in the National Intelligencer, in Washing ton city, from the pen of Henry J. Brent. "Bulwer was an ambitious man— full of genius, of profound learning and liberal views. He had written Pelham, thfe first novel of the 19th cer.tury, and the Disowned, not far behind it in merit. He became a member of Parliament. To his wife he had breathed his hopes, his ambi tious thoughts of what he could ef fect. He spoke as he would have spoken to his own soul. He entered the House of Commons: he rose to speak: it was his first trial his fame was at its zenith he saw the lights dance before his bewildered eyes: the student of the one solitary lamp was before blazing and flashing chande liers. and his heart crept back to his book girt sanctuary, and his tongue could not utter its beautiful and elo quent sentiments—he failed! Stun ned and confounded, he fled to the sanctuary of home, like the culprit to the sanctuary of the church. His wife was in her boudoir she had heard of his defeat at a party where she was. Her pride was stung. He en tered to receive her sympathy. Drop ping him a courtesy, she sneeringly addressed him: "Ah, you are the dis tinguished EDWARD LYTTON BULWER —author of Pelham and the Disown ed. You the man that was to regen erate England to overthrow the Grey nistry! Poor thing! scared by the flare of a candle!" ^He was overwhelmed with rage, and slapped her on the face. He was unpardona ble among men, but not among wo men. The provocation was great. This wras one of the first causes of their separation who was to blame in it?—Morality and love will answer the question. WINNEBAGO TREATY.—By an ad vertisement in the Argus we perceive, that the new commission under this treaty .will commence at Prairie du Chien or., the 6th day of August next. The notice before us relates alone to the claims of the trader, and specifies in what manner they must present their claims. Of the awards to the half breeds nothing is said but we understand that they will also be again adjudicated upon, and the re port of the former commissioners wholly disregarded. The whole coun try has reason to rejoice at this con summation. A fraud, the most infa mous in its inception and the most unblushing in the manner of its exe cution, is thus defeated, and those who would have plundered the inno cent and confiding Indian, have been themselves caught in the snare "which they laid for others. The commis sioner, Gen. Cameron, and Mr Broad head, his aid in this nefarious prac tice, will have to look elsewhere for the money they have expended., and we think that if they lose it, the pun ishment will still be too small for such an act. We xLid .intend to have said some thing more upon the developements in the first commission but from the course this affair has taken, and it now being pretty evident that justice will be done to the parties, we deem it unnecessary to discuss the subject any further.—Missouri Rep. THE VICE PRESIDENT.—The good natured practical amalgamationist who presides over the U. S. Senate is sought to be set aside by the "dimi ty" portion of the Locofoco party.— But the Colonel wont stay put. He is not so confoundedly good natured as to be imposed upon by the "ruffle shirt" office holders, at Washington. The Col. has written a letter, in which he pretty plainly intimates that he is ready and willing to serve the "de mocracy" another term, and savs he "never authorised the declaration, that he was unwilling to be the dem ocratic candidate for a second term." The Col. is wrarmly supported by the Slam-Bang Locofocos, and is coolly :et aside by the "silk stocking gen try," who fill the high places at Wash ington. Success attend bqtih. parties. i a o A e i a n iiSrafe "If the devil should lose his tail, where would he get another? D'ye give it ^p?" "In a gin shop, to be sure, because there they rotail bad spirits 1 W ~i 4 &«*&&&* Ja fee.' MR WEBSTER.—The correspondent of the Courier and Enquirer writes thus from London: Mr Webster is in London, at the Brunswick Hotel, in. Hanover square. This gentleman is a great lion in so ciety here, and makes a remarkable impression by his conversational pow ers, and. it appears is inundated with invitations by the learned and other institutions, and ^idividuals, and ex presses himself highly gratified with -every thing here. Mr Webster has not yet spoken at any public dinner, but it is hoped that the proper occa sion may occur, and curiosity to hear him is much on the stretch. He is observed to attend frequently at the houses of Parliament, and devotes time to all such inquiry and observa tions as might be cxpected to be the objects of attention to so great a man. POLITICAL.—I say, you Sam Jon sing, does you know any ting about dis woman, Polly Ticks, dat white folks talk so much about? Well, I doesn't. You are too hard for dis child, dis time. Why, Sam, I tort you knowd ebe ryting. So I doz. I knows Polly Jones, wot sells coffee in de wcgitable mar ket and I knows Polly Tomson, wot does gwoin out to day's"work up in Canal street, but when it comes to Polly Ticks I'm bodered. Guess you'd better ax white folks, Pete dey peer to know alljibout her.—N. O. Picay une. A HOG RACE, for a purse of $50, came off at West Union, Ohio, last Saturday week. The editor of the Star, printed there, gives a very amu sing description of the fun. Five hogs had been trained for the sport for several weeks. They were rid den by lads 12 years of age, and the distance ran was one mile, which was performed by the winning animal in 8J minutes? E. R. Smith's sow, a longlegged "crittur" took the prize which was expended at a neighbor ing tavern in a jollification. LAUGHABLE.—A young belle of our city, having heard a pretty little song, sung by the Miss Shaw's at tho Phil adelphia Museum, termed "We, lov ed each other because we had nothing to do," determined to procure it, and for that purpose, stepped into a fash ionable music store, in Chcsnut street. A young gentleman was behind the counter, busily engaged with his pen, when the young lady enquired: "Pray sir, have you nothing else to do?"— The gentleman jumped from his desk, as if electrified—he stammered—look ed confused, and replied: "Ye—yes— n—n—no—nothing else to do, Miss." The blushing maiden was so amused with the look of the bewildered youth that, no longer able to contain her mcrrimeat, she pressed her handker chief to her laughing lips, and vanish ed, ere the gentleman had fairly re covered from his shock.—Phil. U. S. Gaz. SCENE AT A HOTEL BREAKFAST TA BLE.-.Enter waiter, with a large shad. V. Z. representative from C., helps himself to one half. "Mr. C." says my next neighbor to his friend, "have you heard any cause assigned why all the shad taken in the Connecticut this season are poison?" "No, I haven't, although I was aware of the fact."— V Z—shoving away the untouched shad—"Here, waiter, bring me a clean plate." THEATRICAL AMUSEMENTS.—A mis erable affray occurred, says the Lou isville Journal, at the city theatre on Tuesday night. A young man nam ed Francis Stewart, connected in some way with the theatre, struck a prostitute of the name of Elizabeth Gray, whereupon she stabbed him in the right breast with a dirk, the wea pon penetrating three or four inches. We do not know whether the wound has proved or is likely to prove mor tal. Louis XIV.—The Grand Monarch once said to one of his courtiers, whose simplicity he was well aware of, "Do you know Spanish?" "No, sire." "I am very sorry for it." "I will learn it," replied the courtier, whose ima gination was fired with the thought of the possibility that he might be ap pointed ambassador to the Spanish court. He accordingly applied him self with the utmost assiduity to his task, and in a short time again pre sented himself to the king. "Sire," said he, "I now know Spanish well, and can talk and read it with ease." "Indeed," answered Louis, "I am ve ry glad of that you now can. read Don Quixotte in the original.*' A#*. An honest Irishman, fresh from Hi bernia, caught a humble-bee in his hand, supposing it to be a humming bird,—"Och," he exclaimed, "the de vil bum me! how hot his little foot is!" VOL. I No. 9. MONASTERY OF LA TKAPPE.—The monks of La Trappe never speak.— They eat only vegetables and drink water. They rise every morning at 2, and, after matins they make them selves a grave, in remembrance of their mortal state: they wear camlet next the skin, and lie upon straw. In the place where they assemble to warm themselves (which is the only indulgence they take) over the fire place is a picture of a beautiful wo man and a person turns it every five minutes, when a half putrid skeleton appears. A dashing blade, having gazed too long at the "striped pig" was dispos ed to be rather noisy and pugnacious in the street, at an unseasonable hour, and unfortunately fell into the clutch es of the Charlies. He promptly hand ed out a V, the usual fee) to be allow ed to go on his way carousing, "'Twont do," said he of the club, "must have an X." "What, ten dol lars! outrageous—never heard any thing like it." "Young man," said Charley, assuming the gravity and sternness of one big in authority, "I have to inform you sprees is viz "I HAVE THE READING OF IT EVE RY WEEK."—It not unfrequently oc curs when persons are asked if they will subscribe for a newspaper, or if they already take it, that they reply. "No, but my neighbor B. takes it and I have the reading of it every iceek." Such often add, that they like the pa per, and sometimes say they consider it "the best paper they know of."— They are benefitted every week by the toils, perplexities and expenditures of those who receive nothing from them in return. TALL TIMOTHY.—The curious may inspect at our office a leetle the tallest Timothy ever raised in any part of the world. The head alone is 11 in ches long, and the diameter of the same more than a quarter of an inch. It was raised on the farm of Mark Noble, Jr. on the North Branch, 11 miles from town, where also may be seen a crop of oats as high as a man's head.—"Beat this who can!"—Chi cago American. INDUSTRY AND PERSEVERANCE RE WARDED.—We see it stated in one of our exchange papers, that a well has been sunk in Hocking Valley, Ohio, to tho depth of six hundred feet, for the purpose of obtaining salt water. The object of the enterprising indi viduals has been fully accomplished, a supply of water having been reach ed which requires but forty-three gal lons to make a bushel of salt of fifty pounds. The water rises spontane ously to the surface, and flows at the rate of 4000 to 5000 gallons per day. This new well is in "the vicinity of that owned and worked by Messrs. Ewing and Vinton for some years past. At the late yearly meeting of Friends in Newport, some rascal dis guised himself jn the habiliments of that worthy sect, and succeeded in stealing several pocket books from those in attendance. Though dress ed in the garb of the orders, who shall say that he had any of the habits of its professors? An Irishman being asked which was the oldest he or his brother^ re plied, "I am the oldest, but if my bro ther lives three years, we shall both be of an age." The best way to spell a Russian or Polish name is to cough once, sneeze three times, and then say ski. COKE UPON LITTLETON.—The Rev. Mr. Coke, a dissenting minister, has sued the parish of Littleton for £500. A country girl attending Quaker meeting was asked by a friend how she liked it "like it? why, I see no sense in sitting for hours without say ing a word, it's enough to kill the d—1!" "Yea, verily, my dear," re plied he*, "that is just what we want!" An inquest having been held on the body of a toper down East, the Jury returned a verdict of "Died of tie Jug distemper." A laughable matter has made the Emperor and Empress of Russia quit the new winter palace. It is full of bugs!! Built in a hurry, with new timber, and heated by steam, it is sup^ posed the noxious vermin were thus produced. When molasses is used for cooking it is a prodigious improvement to boil and skim it before you use it. It takes out the unpleasant raw taste, and makes it almost as good as sugar Where molasses is used much for cooking, it is well to prepare one or two gallons in this way at a time. "I'mjaying down the law," as the client said when he floored his coun sellor. "'Tis the company, and not thee charge, that makes the feast."—IzaaB Walton* i 1 -J