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OFFICE—No. 1, Merck * w 1 s Row, (up stairs) we* i WORTH OF TUB ELLIOT HOUSE. Tt'rmi.—Two dollars per nnn’im. payable half* in o«l qn’i. and tli" remain h r at tin? end of sir. mouths; or S-. ;1 vt the end of th e year, t^p A lib ral discount for the year’s a Iv in".*, /v'r* Any person procurin'.' *ix irspmisible Hiibscri a *rs, «li ill receive a copy gratis; and for advance pay, ten per cm*, additional. JYj attcn!:on mill hr ginen to notices for discontinuing, unless a-ermp anted iCitii Lie cash for all arrearages. Arrciiis » llrtilOl, «*r.N. \ ATX2V. TmoM VS ’ f BnHKHT, Jh. Prr-p -n, (' kJ. T. ! 11 vns. ft’u'dubiiru', Jambs I! > vby, I'.si. tin'CU'iui i .• i,' i.i ' 11 i >!•'* H'isC’i *ti A. Heurert. IJnotlibtitii I’. IC. Prto, T'sq. Ph'psbrjj, .%• <Ii i.lu, Il»q. ittoral anti llcligiottg. Riches. It is strange delusion for men to sup pose that happiness consists in riches. Content ment is not to he found in splendor and magnif • cruet*; or why ia it that princes liar.* sometimes « xehnnged the grandeur 0} a palace i r the more simple enjoyments of private life? Why is the countenance of a ri h man furrowed with thought and anxiety while the poor goon shouting and »- tilting in tin* blessings which God lias given the n? Why does the man who has grown in wci.lth, look hack to the days of his poverty, anti ask himseif v by he cr m: l 1 .v r* joic«* as heartily over the much as i ? d I o\ *r th ■ Kill:' ? TTm Crave. O, the grave ! th.* grave! it buries every cr tea e*. ry re senlmetit. From this peace ft il bosom soring lid tei ion v;h .» can Id . ,ni ■ n the *ra ve e v;i of an enemy, :tn l not feel a compunctious throb that rV'-r !.'• s!; >•:!.! !: i v * •.*. :i rr w.;h tin* poor ha mi rth that *s mould-ring before him? J*ul ir :av l! v e Juvetl—what a place lor inedilnli. n ! There it is we call up in long j review, the whole history of the truth and gentle mss,and the thousand endearments lavished up on ns almost unheard in the daily course of inti ina y Then it is we dwell upon .he tenderness of | t . ■ parting mc» lie, the bed of re-alb, with all its f'i grid, its noislcss attendants, iis mule watchful assiduities; the* list testimonies ofex I- . a ; lave; t!in treble, fluttering, thrilling—O, how thrilling is the pressure of the hand, the laid f' nd 1 >olt of the glazing eye, turning upon us even from the threshold of exist- ru-. *; the i'aiter i.;g accent struggling in death to give i-mr more assurance of aif.ction. Ay, go to the graved' buried love, and meditate ! There settle the ac count with thy conscience, of every p isjt endear ment unregarded of liiat departed being who never can return to be soolhed by contriton. If thou art a child, and hast « ver added a sorrow to the r. ml, • r a furrow to tire silvered brow of i.n affectionate parent; if thou art a hu.dnnd, an;! nnd Inst ever caused Lite bosom that veu! tired its whole hap pi.leas i a thy arms, to doubt one mo ment of thy kindness or thy truth ; if thou art a fri . . d«*cd, i!i- spirit that generously < .r.'M. d in t!» if tlioii rut a lover, nr. I hast ever : ,ven one un merited pang to the true heart that n -\v lies c and still beneath thy feci, tlmn be sure that every »i.i!;i* I ! ok| every ungracious wurd, every un* g-nile action vviil come thronging back upon thy memory, and knocking dolefully nt t;.y soul; then be sure that t!mi will lie down sirrowiirg and repentant on the grave, and utter the u - heard groan and pout the unavailing tear, bitter because unheard and un vailing.— Irving. riaklnjf FVi:ne£; "or 13 te rutty• ] knew a poor man whose friend* did forsake him, and set their faces against hi n, teemisc in doing what he thought t > he r>.':t, lie o(Tended them. Just then a man, Jiiihurt ) almost a stran ger to him, gave him a good house to live in, without ( barge. This he Jin nght a special provi dence of his heavenly Fat!e*r, an 1 a plain fu!iil inent of llit* promise, that wlu-n earthly f.ueiria for?ake, tlio Lord will take us up. Th s n. v. f. nd, raised upjust in 1 hat time, was het'er to hi t) lii*:i; i cores of friends \ \ ’ bi i Though Ibis poor man had no house * t hi « vn on 1 lie earth, he was heir to tntin'unn* in h*nv*n, end lie will s!nr • all h s t;t!e ti> th« .n with t ; • kind neighbor win gave hi.u an abode in an earth ly house, and with ot v»rs who afterwards did ii :.i the same kindness again and again. In fervent gratitude h:s pr.ivera n. !‘.r his earthly bene factors, and h ivart w;t< j »y?'il in tiie antici pation of testifying, at t'.i * judgement seat in their kindness to a disciple. A poor man was returning, one wintry eve ning, to his family, with the free steps of one bearing good tidings. The way ot support for himself and family, in former time, was now shut up: and others were opening, as he trusted in the Lord they would, though !ip could not guess what ways thpy could dp. That evening, a generous man, whom the Lord raised up a friend to him when all others forsook him, had of his own accord,f.eely given him a very liberal roll of new, rich warm clothing for his family; and a3 he bore it homeward his soul was too much engaged with the kindness of liia benefactor, with his G-»d, ami with his beloved and favored family, to heed the beating night-storm he had to face, flis gratitude, which struggled in vain to utter itself to his benefactor, found less em barrassment in its communion with the heavenly Givsr, and freely breathed itself out in thanks giving to his Clod and prayer for Ins friend. The ( presenting of the liberal gift to his family, was n humble triumph offailh—a refutation of all their | doubts of the truth of the great Master’s prom ise to add all needful things to those who seek firsf the kingkom of heaven, however impossible I it may seem to human minds. I heard tlie pray er go up that night from that family, in their uni* , ted devotion, that Heaven would clothe him with the garments of righteousness and salvation, who J had so clothed them with temporal coverings; that, of Heaven's abundant grace, lie might he c!< ‘hed in tin* “fine white linen, the righte ousness of the saints,''the‘wedding garment for the marriage supper of the Lamb ” And while his Kin 1 ness continues to wnrln them, their daily prnver in made for Heaven's blessings upon him. And they will testify it at the judgment, where it will be said, Inasmuch as ye did it unto these ( ye have done it unto ine." Do f talk fables.' Mo, th< -o are realit es. The mouth of tlie Lord has declared it, that, earthly possessions rightly | bestowed in charity, will make, to the giver, friends, who will receive them into everlasting ( habitation?. “Sell that thou lust and give to poor, and thou shall have treasure in heaven.'' . “Make to yourself friends of the mammon of tin- ! righteousness, that when v»* fail they msv re ceive you into everlasting habitations. . " N TELEGRAPH. /:V A. •: 'i t. r j <r d ♦ * • ' . • Ti:ixrr.!tAnck no ! Mil Eoitoh,—It is very gratifying to see the march ofreform extending even to the fairer por tion of!he hu nan -ice, although they have been considered almost above the need of reformation. A few weeks ago while reading the c on manic a lion <.f lhe Martha Washington society, in your valuable piper, the thought suggested itself to me, tint it would be a fine thing for the society to amend thoir pledge so as to prohibit the use ns a beverage of sucli *critters"ns chalk,char coal, stales, slate pencils, paving stones, and brick bats, and also the chewing of an immoderate quantity of roasted, cojfee. This may seem a re dicul .us suggestion, but it is a mela loholy fact, that tie* us- • of these articles are far more injuri ous to the better halfof creation, than alchoho! in nil its forms combined. “A word to the wise,” Sz c. U. CoNsrqeF.s'crs. The N. Y. Express says “So weeks ago a cargo of St. Croix rum was brought to this city, but returned to that island on account of the low price < i’the article in that market. The cargo has since cornu back again, ofC'*u'■■■ ’ paying freight on three voyages.— These temperance reformers are really ruining i the trade lte*!.‘.e CATnoi.ics.—The Roman Catholics in j tlie *a w, Id cannot be rated leas than one hundred " > * lions. The Apportionment Committee hive hereto* fore reported oi*,(;03 ns the ratio, or divisor num ber. Mr. Everett, of Vermont, on Monday, the 7t!i inst, r n leave presented for the considera ! .on of the Hoit.se, two amendments, proposing j one larger and one smaller number, with tables [ “hewing the number of members, and the frac* 1 tions remaining. The larger number is 70,653 which gives a ! House «f 7 members. The smaller is 50,301, | which gives a House of 335 members, and does , n»t diminish the present representation of any j Slit.1. Ey this last, Maine would have!) niem I hers, with a fraction of 45,274, larger than that ; of any oth r Stale. h :i re is a st rong repugnance with many of the fid r slates to.my decrease of their present num ber of Representatives, and some very plausible s‘.. '■••nenls are made to shew that with a larger 1.’ »\ise even titan the present, business will be i conducted more expeditiously and cheaply. Lutnr from i'hlua> Ey the arrival at New York of th° ship Venice, Capt Petit, Macao dates to the ‘Jlst November; some days j iter ihnn those brought by the Acadia, have been received. They give no further infor mation, however, in relation to the operations of the British troops. A Macao letter of the 18th November, published in the Journal of Com merce, says: — “Some new black and a very few green teas have arrived in market, and most of them been sold at high prices. Of the supply, it is esti mated that the quantity of Congo’s will be nearly equal to last year's crop, which was short. Ankoi, Ning-Yong, and Motion, Souc hongs and Pouchongs, are reported very short, not more than two-thirds the small supply of last year. Except Congo’s, black teas will be scarce. Those who are supposed to have the best information from the green lea districts, state that the crop will be fully one quarter short of the last, with great uncertainty as to the time of its being brought forward. There are not any old teas now remaining unsold in Canton. Tiie total shipments to all countries westward of the Capo of Good Hope, for seventeen months past, are over 100,000 chests short of the annual aver age for three years previous to the commence ment of the difficulties in 183D. Taking t!.i» positive fact into view, with every probability of a short crop this seasonal is reasonable to sup pose, even with the trade ofCanton goes on with out interruption, (which is very doubtful) that the quantity of teas received into the I'.it d States and England during the year 1G12 will be very considerably sh irt of the consumption, and that no heavy accumulation of stocks can pos - hly happen. The market for every description of import merchandise is in the same wretched state ns be fore advised All staple articles, such as English and American cotton piece goods, cotton yarn, long ells, woollen cloths raw India cotton, are losing heavily for the shippers, and from the large slocks, heavy supplies expected, and probable continued derangement of trade, there seems but little prospects of an improvement. Owing to the unprecedented scarcity of money, bills of exchange are without any demand ; nominal rates 4s. lOd. ani supply in American hands not lirge. . Republican dollars arc worth 07 OS cents each—£300,000 ia market. The total exports to Great Britain sine? C’’h June, 3840, are t.;V'-S5,?.*.:> pounds, say <3f.7d3 chests, of which 3'Jl,k74 are black teas, and 1.7, 5C0 green, viz: — Hyson. .... 723,47 Twnnkay .... 24,1! 3 Jlvson Skin - - - 3,860 Young JJysan - - . 16,6'JH Gunpowder - - - 14/03 Imperial .... 8,2d3 £5,509 ch. 1 The Journal remarks:— ‘It seems from tin* letters that the Chinese have made some important changes in their mod? of operations. The government has ceased issu ing edicts and remains perfectly silent as to its f. clings and designs. The people were exten sively retiring from the sea coast. he attack on Chusan was resisted with more bravery and effect than had been displayed on any other oc casion. Tliis is evident from the statement of the English that 1500 Chinese were killed. The fighting lasted four days before the British got possession, and they were not a little uupprised t-» ItnJ that the oaniinii with which the place was defended were many of them of a very fine con struction, equal to their own The English com mander found it necessary to send home for n reinforcement of troops, ns necessary to the suc cess of the next campaign. The Chinese had on some occasions exhibited great personal hatred of the English, killing nil who fell into their hands, Our fellow citizen, Capt. A. P. Edward., nf the ship IJanibal, had the misfortune, by his robust appearance to excite the suspicion that he was an Englishman, upon which he and s x of his men were arrested and chained uni:! they were able to satisfy the Chinese that they were real Yankees.,-and not Englishmen in disguise.” A Macao Utter of the 17 th, ton mercantile hou.se in New Yu.!;, contains the following?: — “V»’c have advices from the north-east coast of China of the re*capture cfNingpo; there w re 1500 of the Chin-vse slaughtered, and scarcely any of tin* British; tin* inhabitants of Nmgno and its vicinity fied, making no resistance t. * the | strangers. The authorities at Canton were ma , king every possible effort to stop the navigation of the river, and appear; d to act altogether on the defensive. Of the people on board the transport Nerbudda, which was wrecked, there wore about one half of them murdered when they reached the shore. The remainder were taken bytii? Chinese, and it is supposed already have met the same fate. The officers and crew of the British .-•learner Madagascar, which was wrecked by the Chinese, and nothing has since been heard of them. It is supposed'they were murdered. On account of the cold weather which has commenc ed, the British forces will not be abb* to march to Pekin until the ensuing spring. There lias b en much sickness and many carnalities ainon* the British, a great many of whom hnvo died.” Or:- Alliks. It is stated in the N. Y Ex press that a demand has been presented to tin* U. j S. treasury, for payment for the bloodhounds j used in the Florida war. The Department de I dined having any thing to do with the matter, j and the claim was reierred to Congress. So it I seems the “allies” are not yet paid fur! Icy Hill* N. II. Patriot thus cl.nifiin the r p i resontatives ol xtcd so fur li ard from :— Itndi cn’s 5o; Anti-Radicals, 53 ; Whig*, 47: no choice, 15;—Anti-Radical majority, 34 Barton is ben'.on in the Ro ckirgh; in Councillor District by a largo majority, It is proposed t .> erect a suitable build in Washington, arid set up u Government Printing office. •‘No room for further extractsns the pickpock et remarked w her. Iio iiad purloi sed ns much ns ho could carry. “Much remains unsung,•' as ihe Torn Cot paid when he was interrupted in a scraoode by a brick bat. “Lot your moderation bo known unto all men,’» as a barefooted loafer said to the weather. _illfrscc liftmens, A I ABLE, 'I he follow mg interestin'* article copied f.om nn exchange paper, wherein some very nice precept* ire inculcated pertaining to f!»o r g’iUflnd duties of !ho gentler box of tin? poultry yard, end females generally, we eerum nd to the favorable notice of wr fair read r* ; on a t m », if fable !**> true, that h * fowls in the I; rnyaid of it c/rlain nelghboihood, became awakened to uu unusual degree of interest in all subject* pertaining to liveir own well-being and tint of ih-ir own race in general. *j hey gathered into group*, or os mm would say, into “conventions,’’ and nL these gathering* they crowed and c.ickb d, and clapped lheir wings, one! •'ll it 11 oil i rilinp; in miner nn i form as soeh •i :i!'::c: do, when they .are deliberating upon mnt cra of moment to ihamso! vt* and others. rl kings bad proceeded tin:-; for a long time, and many plan* Je igtied to produce the most happy influence upon i « nnc'ttl c ndiiion of chick ns, and of bird* in gen nun neon dev:sod, ur.d were in process ol ex ecution, when certain hern ;;oi info their heads that he part which they acted in public concerns, was not just so important and imposing as it might lie; Hid to th * . piiii *0 agreed certain roosters. In this *tafo of thin *s, it wtis agreed that at subsequent ; ;. i haring of the chickens, these - ; I ns should stain! up and participate i i the doings f the assembly, just ns the roe tors had been accustomed to do b fore; and thus us they said, equality would !)•• promoted, and the active wisdom of the roost he brought to hear upon the subject in hand. An old rooster who was accustomed to look a good deal in to tire nature of tilings, and who was not ensliy cur ried hw.uv with tli" new-fangled notions of the younger birds, remonstrated against this procedure ’ of these hens, nnd stated many grave nnd w uglily reasons, showing the absurdity and folly of their in tentions. After mounting upon a fence, nnd clapping his wirgs, and crowing, to engage attention, he presen- . ted the case somewhat us follows; In the first p’ace, it was not convenient at all times for the liens ! to leave tho chickens, to attend to public ulFuirs. It j was exceedingly imp »rtrint, ho said, that the little , creatures should li • allendod to, nnd nature seemed ! to have devolved the duty upon the hens, and to turn aside from if, to :.cL in a sphere for which na ture had not designed them, ho thought would be ‘ strange nnd unnatural.” In the second place, he said tint there were insuperable barrier a in their u ay which they could never surmount. For in-; stance, •!i :r voice was not of that kind which was suitable in addressing public a sembli. s; but it was I of a mi d and sweeter tone, and better adapted to 1 pleaso and interest in lie social circle. It waslrue, , ii" said, that hens might crow, and he had heard them attempt it, but it always appeared l» him a v ry ridiculous and unnatural business, llo aided, ! furthermore, that in public sp-uking a curtain amount of red, or brazen color seemed to be nec essary ab *ut th-* physiognomy, and this, he remark ed, some roosters possessed M an uncommon d • pree, while the hens were entirely without it; and ;f, as ho r marked, they endeavored to assume this brazen appearance, it app ared to him, and he be lieved ii did in others, very coarse und uncomely in lh*m, I’o said further, in the third place, that in the public me t ngs of the fowls, ns they were not entirely perfect in their nature, it often occurod that there were pome c ntentionn in the b *st assemblies, about who shou'd speak, and v.bat should b? raid; and that som -times there nto.’e a gn at degree of heat in d riding the uniter of light; undjist at this paint, advancing ■ • of his lop-, !».* displayed quit® • ' h i to : erest 'i he e, lie said, th y wore without: and til’bough he hoped never to have occasion to use his spurs, (and he was opposed to using them exci pt n. sell-defence,) yet they indicated that when contention existed, as the Cr ator had furnished him, and oilier roosters with weapons of defence, and had not given such implement* of defeneo to th i hens, it was very c ear to his mind, tba*. hens were not designed to have any tiling to do with -c nes of eon’en i-aj. Hu likewise qaot« d t certain record which nil professed to ie«T:i;d ns uulkoi itv in matters ol duly, and flow ed them thni the inch. -£*» of this record were dir ectly opposed lo their present intentions, ;n ee.-.c.u on, ho ! tual 1. i.;e i.ens n.id u d ,ro to control publ.c affairs, I1.: would loll th.’in a tl by v.hich they could ! .v.* more iuflucuco th ;;i any o;m r clans in the rommunltity of fowls — 'i hat \raa tlv.j ; ri ho iitih: c!..c‘ s. he said, were I! commute to t!i dr t !. * tj *, f.r several months o their iifo. During this period, their minds were just in liiul state that imp ess otis might be matin, that influence their Conduct in all after life. Mmv, said ho, you can make \ our influence felt in nil after ngea: and the future governors of tin* barn-yards may he controlled, in a great measure, by the prin ciples which you Inculcate during their minority. Thus you will have greater infiuenc- than any other class, in determining lho character of public roosters. And c rtainly, lie added, they might perceive thui to have the business of forming the character of the governors, and then take the field s public chick ens themselves, would bo a’tcnding to more than their share* of public matters. The old bird s :id he bud but a single word to sav to those ro sters who had favored the folly of the hen*, niid then lie would fly down. Jj was this— if tt it appeared to h'ui it would be much more easy I r them to tlofF their combs and their spurs, and to have ;h»- l]a i» f athers in their tails pulled out, and thus nccotrjuiod.itG themselves to the uppearunce and duties « f the h ns, than f jt the h -i.s to assume their appearance and duties. ■ 1 ■ : . . 'id ’ :* whs being delivered, it was p<?;~ ived I' a* tii • d naff *c ted hens, and those roos* t-rs who had made common cause with them, turn* • -d »!i ■ eyes askant, and closed their €*ars against :! »u .verab'e argamenM of their counsellor.— and no sooner did ho 11 y dawn, than one of the moKt forward of the biddies flapp’d her wings, and moved lb* foil awing restalut (an : rf hat the crowing* and cachings of the chicken-cock were entirely out of w dor, and lliat they neither deserve the name of chick r.-coclc, chanticleer, nor rooster. [From tkf* I.ndy’s World of Farbion.] T 11 r, TT 1X I S 1 1*; it >SD2 X X 1211. liV I.YUlA JANE 1’iruSON. The Reverend Mr. N-was a man of excel put t. ■ ipcr, generous feelings, nnd well cultivat ed mind, but was eccentric even to oddity. If® was n powerful preacher, and hia ministration was bleat to l •• reformation ofmany in his parish. At t! • n<: of thirty-four he become enamored of a! 'hi-!: irttd girl of seventeen, daugh ter i f of ill') richest parishioners,nnd who im agined that to refuse the hand of a minister would ! * a - n bordering hard upon the uupardonahle. Well the imrri r'c vva« consummated, the bride’s fit p -lion paid ; and the husband, us husbands in their first love are upt to do, gave in to the hu nmr of h’13 wife, and accompanied her to several festive parties given by his wealthy neighbors, in honor of hia marriage. The hn;.|»y couple were sitting together in their comfortable parlor, one evening toward spring, ♦ he reverend gentleman studying the Venerable ’I *de, and his wife equally intent upon a plate of the latest fashions, when she suddenly looked up with an expression between hope and fear, and thus addressed her companb n : “My dear husband, I have a request to make.’ “Well, Nancy, any thing consistent.” “Von do not imagine that I would make an in consistent request, surely r” N —not a request that you considered incon sistent. Rut come what i* it “Why my dear sir,” and her voice trembled a little, “vve have been to several parties among the neighboring gentry, and now I think to maintain our position in society we should make a party too.” H The minister looked blank. “What sort of a parly, Nancy ?” ho said at length. “Why,” she replied,“such n party ns those w® have attended. We must make un elegant din ner, nnd have dancing alter it.” “Dancing ! in a minister’s house ?’* ejaculated Mr. N-—. “Why, yes, certainly,” replied his wife coax ir gly. “You will not dance, the party will lie mine ; and then vve have been to similar parties all winter.” “True, true,” he muttered \v• til a perplexed air and sat silent for sometime as if considering. At length he spoke. “Yes Nancy, you inay make a party, give a dinner, and if the guests desire it, you may dance.” “Thank you, love,’ she cried, putting her arms around his neck. “Rut! have* some stipulations to make about it,' he said. “1 must select and invite the guests, and you must allow me to put noire of my favor ite d-.shes upon the table.” “A. yen please love,* she unsvvered delighted ly, “but when shall it be ?” “Next Wednesday, if you please. “But our furniture, and window draperies nr® very old fashioned. It is now time that we had new ?” “I should think it hardly necessary to refurn sh ou; rooms, N -i.cy. All our furniture is ex cellent of the kind.” “But our smooth carpets, white draperies, and rune chairs have Mich a cold look ; do con;ent to have tlie rooms new fitted, vve e.iu movo theao mines to iii'-* uunmsneu cnawoerr.. “And ot what use’wiil they he in those rooms j which we never occupy ? I>esid< d, it is near prin#, r.:.J to fit tip now for witucr i*. auperfiuo I oUs' “Well 1 would not care,’ she per listed. “on’y ! u op! > will cal! ue, pu«lmoni<jUB and ungenteel i “Oil, if ti'. i is at!.’ he s id rail •, “I will prom* i • to oxpe-J a thousand dollars on the evening »’ i'.e par , n t i.i furniluje, hut i:» a manner which v. ill be far mere grateful to our quests,and ; pi..•faublo to out c yes, mid which shall exoner | ate ns from all imputation of parsimonv ; and you ri t y expend in dress, eatables and dessert just , what sum you please.’* And to tlie colloquy ended. He resumed I s ; studies, and she gave her rmnd to the considera ■ t.*'11 of the dress which would be the most becom ing ; and the viands that were the most expen* i hive. The next day she went bushy about her 1 preparations, wondering all the tune how her bus* bautl would expend his thousand do.Jars, but .is site had discovered somethin# of the eccentricity of his chiracter, she doubted not that he meant to ^ive ap ajrceabie surprise ;• and her curiosity