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Franklin, Franklin county. Hans Hosman, a vene rable Dutchman of the old school of that methodi cal and straight forward nation. Hans, as he was familiarly tailed by every white headed urchin of the neighborhood, was a genius of no ordinary cha racter, particularly for a Dutchman. The milk of human kindness was contained in his composition in no small proportion ; and very few circumstan ces could call forth other feelings in his heart, than those of the most extensive philanthropy. Hans was a poet withal ; and though he could not write, and barely possessed sufficient literature to enable! him to read,- he yet found a resource in retentive Tr.emory,«which enabled him to preserve for his, edification, the muse. He often complained that-as the roughness of the English language, which he said was ill adapted to high poetical composition,— narrowed the sphere cf his usefulness and controul ed, in a degree, his efforts to cultivate and civilize the natives of the country. 'He, however, was no thing daunted by this difficulty ; but made astonish ing efforts to overcome it, confessing tirât his com plete want of success might possibly be attributed to his slight acquaintance with the gramatical con »'ruction of this, or indeed any other language —' lfans was fond of his bottle and adored his pipe — He was wont to say that if any thing could over- ; come the rigidness of our tongue, it was the com-fand fortable inspiration of the Indian weed I beg, Mr Editor, you wilt not for a moment suppose that this was the name he gave to that delightful stimulant, On the contrary, he ever stoutly maintained that the appropriation of the nativity of this plant by our countrymen to their own soil, was a striking evi-1 dence of that overweening vanity which was their 1 characteristic foible, and which all good Dutchmen were bound tc oppose to their last whiff- He man fully asserted the right of Holland to the glory of Fyomlht.l&c.hippi Rrfabhcäs. Div.d—A t having given it birth, and uniformly instanced it as one of the many benefits which Europe and es pecially Fader Land, had conferred on this western world. One of his most favored compositions was in praise of this his prime favorite, and luckily for mankind it has been immortalized ; having been committed to paper by an ingenious schoolmaster of the neighborhood, who had learned to write — After his'death it was found in a small box con taining his entire library, consisting of a Dutch bible and an almanack printed in 1797, the year he left Pennsylvania, where he was born, and so journed in this barbarous land ; an event which, he contended, evinced little less hardihood of charac ter. than of yore, distinguished his ancestors in their pilgrimage to the banks of the Hudson. It was neatly folded in the aforesaid almanac, a book which the good man always deemed one of his most especial treasures; but which, by the force of thumbing, is now nearly lost to the world. He regularly resorted to it to -learn the day of the month, the changes of the moon, her rising and retting, as also the rising and setting of the sun; a but it was more especially his oracle on the subject of the weather, and it was his constant practice tof? -consult it before undertaking any affair of great importance, such as paying a visit to a neighbor, planting or cutting his tobacco and other trar.sac lions of equal weight in his uniform life. 'Tistrue the aforesaid planets oftentimes most capriciously? flew in the face of his oracle, manifestly setting at!° defiance its prognostications; but this never once 1 staggered his faith in its complete authenticity.— He used to say, that their strange conduct must be attributed to their new fangled notions ex isting in this latter world on various subjects, par ticularly the sovereign-contempt for three pair of breeches, which his neighbors never affected t0 h conceal, and their obstinate adherance to modes of " cultivating the earth, which, as they did not agree'J" to his own, he heartily detested. With re(?alt] t0 T the weather too, he was frequently at a loss toac-., count for the burning sun under which he suffered,! !° when he was to "look out for a severe storm of, snow, and cold frosty wheather, about these days." If any thing called him from home when *mh fearful words as these had been anxiously spelled' out by him opposite to the day of the month fixed) for his journey, he was sure to add to his habila-j ments all the breeches, coals and great coats which! his ample wardrobe contained—and, while labor- 1 ? ing under their weight, has been heard to decla.e; shoows and vrosts vas mity tifferent dings in -, hint's gundree." He persevered, however,,n wear-!* in g the additional garments, and always congratu lated himself on his arrival at his own comfortable mansion, that he had suffered much less with cold, than he could have expected. But it is time to re ward your patience by closing this article with the \ metrical chef d'œuvre of the good man's, before mentioned, which is copied verbatim et literatim . irom tne manuscript of the aforesaid erudite school lna8tel .. that Lins on Tobarer. O tobaker is a werry bretty vede, Unt gros in Ferginny, Caneduck and Denasee also ; Unt in meny uder lairge douns dat 1 hav zede, Unt is the very firse of gumferts vur at mens I no. Sum vellurs ven tabaker dey virst hekin vur du daik At virst dey are very sic and make ugle faisies, But I always lufd it petter als a gaik, Ur eny ding dat vun can git in dis here doun, The last verse I consider as much superior to the rest, and exhibits considerable improvement in Hans' command of language. Doubtless the affec tionate remembrance of the frank acknowledgement of his wife, on her conversion from the error of her ways to a proper attachment to tobacco, added vigor to his imagination. My vife vas verry berty ver, I marryt hur, But she voud skole and boder pout mine bipe ; But afore do hur krave my nabors karryt hur, She vowd ske luvd it petter als she kud speek. It is as follows i EXTRAORDINARY TALE, Translated for the Federal Gazette. Extract from the Marylanclische Teutche Keitung, of January 16th, 1822. " Perhaps mar.y of our readers are acquainted with the history of the ghost of the castle of Schnellen, which, according to the multiplied re cords of the inhabitants of that part of Germany, is commonly heard before the breaking out of heavy An article of the Journal of Frankfort, ol the 1 6 th ol August, 1821 informs that the same had again made its appearance follows : wars The article is as Ekiiach, (in Odenwald.) Aug. 10. 1 he Castle spirit has again begun his expedition from Schnellen to Rottenstein. This event took place in the night of the 8th to the 9th of August.' of From the recorded accounts that were, as usoal, taken on that subject, the following has been tratis cribed;—A little before midnight a frightful noise, was heard in all the surrounding country, which ap of peared to come from the ruins of the castle of Schnellen ; with every second the tumult increas of ed, and a sound similar to the thunder of cannons was distinctly heard ; soon alter, a noise as if a train of artillery, baggage waggons and such like heavy carriages in hundreds were passing in full gallop ; in the mean time a noise was heard in the air as if every storm,-and the most tremendous hurricane were let loose to rage: and yet not the least commotion was perceived, even in the small his, est trees. In the midst of this tumult it appeared that-as if-a thousand voices were crying out—hurrah! he and halloh ' and amongst these sounds were heard trumpets, alternating with the noise of drums and of dreadful howling and barking of dogs ; but the neighing of horses and the rattling of arms were the most distinctly heard- The united inhabitants of all the adjacent villages, viz. those of Oberkein sback. Lagan Brobach, Heinback, Bellstein, Grund bach, Eberbach, ObergesprinU, Kirchburfurt, Rei choltzheim, witnessed this frightful spectacle,— —' Which lasted almost two full hours, and at last be — came so bad that every wish to hear or see it ceas ; ed ; the hellish noise was even heard at Ashholder com-fand Wolbach. All the inhabitants of that neigh borhood declare, that never any thing like this was heard before; and those of Oberkeinsbach, who have often beard of the expedition of the spirit of 'Schnelleres castle, declare that the former ones can by no means be compared to the present, and that-nothing else was expected than the approach 1 ing end of the world On former occasions, nothing was seen ; but on this, after the noisy army had entered Rotenstein, a blood red horse, surrounded of on all sides by fiery horsemen -and a great many black clouds in the shape of coffins, were seen to- wards the east, which finally dissolved into blood, and a stream of fire which seemed to carry on and bury all in its torrent, and disappeared in a most extraordinary crash, such as if mountains were fall- ing down ; after which the sky appeared serene & thestars shone with their greatest lustre. Let this be what it will, such an extraordinary apparition remains at any rate, a most frightful event, of which more than one thousand people have been both ear and eye witnesses ; and though it should -not an- nounce the approach of the last day, it certainly indicates dreadful things to come, and for which we may look with awful expectation. How long the ghost will remain at Rotenstein, time only will -W. B. it in tell, SALEM, March 1.— The friends—Communica tec *— bbe accou nt in the last Gazette of the un. happy difHculties in the Friends Society was imper fect - h should have been mentioned, that on the sam e day the four persons were examined before Ju,tlce Tucker, four Quakers of the other party, a "d the master of the work house in Lynn, were eXaminet ) before Justice Bwzeltine in Lynn,-upon tof? COI ^plajnt for an assault and battery, and lalse 'imprisonment, by taking Benjamin Shav> (now in Salem l al! for declining to recognize) forcibly out 01 tbe ' rientls ' meeting house in Lytm, in the morn '"8 of 'he Sunday previous, and carrying him to , c work house, and confining him iherere*until 8 at!° clock ,n the evenin S* They were ordered by the 1 magistrate to îecognize for their appearance at the Cour 'of Common Pleas, and obeyed the order. To the Editor of the Daily Advertiser T r e r . , „ , *" discharge frf my duty towards God, I appre h end myself called on, publicity to expose my sen. " m . en,s re ' at ' on , t0 th ' la, ? r unprecedented corn 01 ' 008 ,n , the b " clety of Fnendc :n L y nn * which T- ave ca used such a general excitement of curiosity, er ' »"d'RTnat.on, pity and disgust. There has !° r several yu a '^een a number increasmg in the who have seen through Us superstitions, U " sorrow the degenerate condition of its ' b <= holy walking, and 1 et L? zea , George I-ox am, his colempora f' Ca ' b * ve 3 Ç en tha ' the vital spirit and holy W WaS ^ e . sus ' bas become nearly lost \ profession among us; and 'nits 1 ? ? U ' e external singularities, which those faith , U '"T °[ f glorious morning of that reformed -, oon 11 ex Pf t lent l b em 1° observe, have, 0 * b '? generation, become oijects, not only of P ers ,lons veneration, but of contention; fixing an idolatrous estimate on the high benches* in the Mee in ^ , ous ?' '7 V c ^ were: originally intended to assist a % eaker in be ! n S heard > b 7 elevating his position, \ a,e a ,? oc , 1 ?^ be aii brethren ; avin S n ° Head but Christ-,—calling no maB master] . ~ no one among us holding the prerogative of win ,ttTa,nr ■ lull S c < or ot Counsellor ,, or of Jid mimstrator of Justice ; but all these things are to be determined by God, who we profess to believe, reveals His will immediately to the Soul ; anil that our decisions are to be made agreeably to His will, by a unanimous consent of the Body ; but within a lew months past, by a stretch of power unparalleled on our records, thir truly Christian mode of govern ment has been laid aside by a number in the So ciety who have usurped unto themselves the whole authority of our meetings ; and agreeably to this mode of procceedure, have excommunicated four of our members, contrary to the feelings and judg ment of many, whose characters in every shape whatever, might be ranked among those who salt the earth. Three of these excommunicated per sons are now imprisoned in Salem Gaol. Another who is a member of the society is also committed with them. 1 wo of these men have in many of their movements exhibited those aberrations, which have always more or less accompanied all reforma tions. An untempered zeal has at times marked the actions of some ol the best men, occasioned by acting under too forcible an excitement ; Which has disgusted the philosophic mind. These men I be lieve to have acted indisenarge of what they appre hended to be conscience towards God ; and served him agreeably to their knowledge of his will-, and that they are now imprisoned, as much for con science-sake as the founders of this Society were, in the day of their religious controversy with the great mass of Christian professors. Gaz. lu ; to in of of re ol I am one in profes sion witli this people, I unite in spirit with all who love God ;—And my soul, unbound from the chains of sectarian prejudice, is "Slave to no sect, and takes no private road—"But looks through nature, up to Nature's God." Mary newhall. as took Lynn, 2d mo. 25, 1822. LATE Sc INTERESTING FROM MEXICO. Ily late papers from Mexico which have been received in this city, it appears that the whole ol that city is independent and tranquilly proceeding to organize its government. The following passage from a proclamation of the regency of Mexico,— announcing the form of election, induces the be lief that the regency do not consider the treaty ol Iguala as binding upon the nation ; ■" The sovereign junta has ordained the installa tion of a national congress, which will unite all the intelligence necessary to establish a constitution suited to the circumstances of the empire, where the legislative power is confided to a national re presentation, in order that it may be justly said that the resolutions of the congress, and the constitution they establish, is the legitimate expression of the will of the inhabitants of this empire. " Exercise, therefore, citizens, the noble right ol suffrage to which the regency invite you. Remem ber that the object of assembling this congress is, that it should proceed to perfect and consolidates constitution, suited to the independence of the na tion, which will discuss measures calculated to give stability to the empire, to secure its happiness and to promote its glory. This is tire plan of this great work." The manner of electing deputies does not very essentially differ from that prescribed by the con stitution of Spain. It is made imperative on some of the provinces to choose one deputy from among the secular clergy, one from'the army, and one ci ther a magistrate, a lawyer, or a literary man Mexico is moreover obliged to send a miner and a nobleman ; Guadalaxara, a merchant ; Vera Cruz a merchant ; Puebla, a mechanic ; Nueva Biscay za, a farmer ; and so forth. The deputies were to meet in Mexico on the 15th February, 1822; to deliver their certificates to the regency on the 15th; and the congress was tobe assembled on the 24th of that month. | As soon as the deputies meet, they are to be di vided into two bodies of equal numbers and with the same powers ; so that thelaws which originate in one chamber may be revised in the other The following statement shews the number of intendencies, districts ; and deputies chosen from them. Intendencies Mexico Guadalaxara Puebla Vera Cruz Merida Oajaca Guanajuato Valadolid St. Luis Potosi Zacatecas Government of Tlaxcala ' of a of ; a of in Departments, Deputies, Prox's. 4 . 28 4 2 28 17 14 3 21 3. II 1G 11 1 22 14 .2 10 7 1 21 14 2 10 7 1 G 4 I l 1 1 eastern internal - PROVINCES Government of New Leon New Santander Coahula Tejas western internal PROVINCES. 1 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 Durango Arispe New Mexico C ALIFOUNI AS Government of Lower California Upper California 34 23 3 12 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 162 The papers contain other interesting particulars which may be mentioned hereafter. We will only add at present the following. By the 12th article of the treaty of Iguala, all the inhabitants of New Spain, without any distinction, Europeans, Africansand Indians, are declared to be citizens, and may hold any ofllcci according to their merit— -JVat. Intel. 242 29 TROUBLES IN CANADA. The legislature of Upper Canada have voted to send their attorney general to England, to complain of the lower province for withholding from the up. •per, its proper share of the revenue. It is report ed the two provinces are to be united into one ;— the parliament to meet at Montreal, and to consist of twenty five members from each province—and twenty five Eutopeans. The assembly has passed a resolve of censure on a Mr Richardson of the council. The council has recriminated on the as sembly. The governor has again submitted the perplexing subject of the appropriations. The assembly imputed to Mr Richardson the uttering of words reflecting on their loyalty and ho nor-such as that there was a secret committee in the assembly, which might he converted into a committee of the public safety, which establish ment only took place In times of revolution and trouble—that they might he deliberating on a gov emor of their choice, and on the removal of the person now in the castle—that no dfie knew but that there might be a first consul put into the tie instead of the governor, &c. The assembly applied to the legislative council to punish said Richardson ; and to the governor to remove him from office. They both tefered ; and the affair remains a new cause of irritation, where there has hitherto been but little harmony, are credibly informed, says the Niagara Gleaner, that a number of gentlemen in lower Canada, have associated themselves together, to endeavor to pre vent any frauds being committed at the custom house in Quebec, next summer, by flour, slaves timber, coming from the United States and tered as the growth or produce of Canada — Statesman. cas We or cn The cork ieo, or a lawyer's couraoe— Mr J-) a facetious attorney, wore a cork leg, mai in admirable imitation of a real one. Having dispute with a stranger about the different effects of pain produced upon individuals, he proposed to elucidate this fact by immediately trying which could bear to hold his leg longest in hot water ; he who gave in first to pay glasses to the company Plie stranger, pot valiant, accepted the challenge ; pails were brought in smoking hot ; the lawyer immersed his leg with seeming pain, the other did the same, and with many aukward gestures, boldly persevered for about half a minute, keeping his eye fixed upon his opponent, who grinned, dis. lorted his features and wliew'd w if really agonized. At length unable to bear longer torture, the stran ger snatched out his parboiled limb, and declare,; himself vanquished—at the same time excluimin " that man must be a devil incarnate, or he never could bear it ;" and seeing J-in no lia 3 te to leave his situation, said with much feeling, "f c . Heaven's sake desist—you'll surely lose your lei-." " And il I do, ( replied the other, taking it delibe rately out of the water,) I can buy another; th e? are only ten dollars a piece." The stranger find. ' ing he had been vainly contending with a cork leg was highly exasperated at the deception ; and swore he would commence an action for assault and bat tery. You had better call it scakling and burning, replied the lawyer ; it is a new case and will afford the counsel some fun. We learn that a law was passed about the close of the late session of the legislature of this state the provisions of which are interesting to many of our readers. We have not been able to obtain, nor have we yet seen,'a copy of the law ; but the following, we learn, are among its provisions ;_ Importers of foreign goods are required to take out a license, fur which they must pay fifty dol. lars. Lottery brokers in the city of Baltimore to a license tax of two hundred dollars. Retailers of wines and dry goods to pay a license tax of sixteen dollars. We shall publish the law at length as soon as tve can put hands upon it.— American. pay Letters from Lord Cochrane, to the 6th of De cember, had been received in Mexico, hourly expected at Acapulco- He had composed all matters with General San Martin. Indeed he had only insisted on keeping his engagements with the seamen, whom he punctually paid It is proper to s'ate, for the information of sons who receive military pensions from the United States, that no act has yet passed Congress, appro priating funds for the payment of those pensions. No funds, of course, have been transmitted to tho agents, to enable them to meet the semi-annual pay ments due on the fourth of the present month. It u, therefore, advisable that those concerned should delay their applications, until notice shall be given of the appropriation having beut made, which shall be done as soon as the fact is ascertained. A bill for the purpose is now on its passage in the House of Representatives, and many days cannot be expec ted to elapse before it passed.— Wash. City Gaz. Capt Barron is at present in this city, under the care of Dr Physick. We understand, that during his confinement, he has invented and constructed u machine for washing and mangling linen and other articles of fine clothing, which for its saving of labor, and expedition of operation, is highly approved and getting into general use. Thus it would seem, that our Navy Officers, whether afloat or housed ars always int*nt on subjects of genius and usefulness. Rdf. A letter from Kingston, (Jam.) of the 8th ult, ceived at New York, says—"By letters from Lon don ol the 3d January, I am informed that Ministers have made known their intentions as to the intercourse shortly to take place between Ame rican and the British West Indies, whence Sugar, Rum,Coffee, See. are tobe remitted in any quantity to be exported ; and there appears only one diffi culty to be overcome, which is, the countervailing duties they are anxious should be imposed by the authority of Parliament, in place of the Colonial Legislatures. This must be submitted to rather than forego ths boon conceded, which is much more than was ever contemplated." He was per. ri m: FURTHER EXTRACTS From the Papers by the Aurora at Charleston. The account of the relations between Russia 8c Turkey is of hostile character- Tha following extracts : Semlin December 13. Respecting the events which took place at Constantinople on the 58th No vember, the following accounts are in circulation since yesterday at Belgrade, the truth of which, however, we cannot warrant. arc The capital of the 1 urkish Empire, which was thrown into great agi tation by the numerous troops from all quarters was filled with terror on the 28th November, by a great fire, by which a third part of the suburbs is said to have been reduced to ashes. The Janissaritr, who were probably the authors ofthe fire, by which are stated to have forced their way into the Seraglio, and to have torn from his lather the only scion of Imperial Family, the Prince Abdul Hamid (horn 6th March, 1813.) It is probable that fears were entertained for the Sultan's life in this violent scent, which was attended with blood shed, and hence the news of his being murdered was at the first moment generally credited, even in the capital. Flushed with their success in seizing the Prince, the Jani saries are said to have peremptorily required from the Sultan, as an indispensible condition, that he sh*uld deliver up three offfls ministers, one of whom was Haled Effendi, who is generally hated, and also that their deputies should preside in the Divan. These accounts received at Belgrade, which down to the 1st. December, leave no doubt that Sultan Mahmoud is still living ; but it may easily be conceived in what an uneasy situation lie finds himself. Accounts which come down to the 6tb Decern r have been received by express at Belgrade from Seres. According to these the Turks had really been for some days in possession of the outer foi tifications of wthout striking a blow, out of strata gem, as it said which afterwards cost the Turks who had entered their lives. In the Morea affairs are favorable to the Greeks. The celebrated Churschid I acha ts said to have been defeated near Thermo' pylae, and thereupon to have offered large sumsfo* the ransom ofhis harem, taken in Tripolizxa by the Greeks, but on receiving a refusal from Deme trius Ypsilanti, to have suddenly disappeared.— Algemein Zeitung, December 25. Petersburg!!, December 11. His Majesty the Emperor has addressed an Ukase to the Senate, respecting the ports of the Euxine end Sea of Azaff lo regulate the affairs of commerce, and to insure the execution of the quarrantine laws, the Civil Governors of Odessa, and of Theodosia, are to be for the future, under the orders of the Militär/ Governor of Cherson. come I Frontiers of Moldavia, Dec. 9. The Turks near the Pruth are accostomed lead their horses to drink in that river. On the Gth one of these horses broke loose and swam W the right bank. The turks demanded it back • as the Cbssaks did not immediately give it up thirty six cr forty Turks swant on horse-back over fr'