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Saint Fan.. Umneioia Territory.
TERM :-Two Dollars per annum
in advance. Three Dollars u not in ad
twelve Hues, for the ilrsi insertion, and flfty cents per
•qiare for each sahseqient Insertion.
. One column. ..... SSO 00
Half a column, - .... 30 00
One-fourth of a column, - • - *2O 00
Business Ca.tls Wot over six lines, - 6 00
Over «lx hues and under ten line.-*, - 750
Over ten lines and un ler tifteen lines, 10 00
For all changes ordered In advertiseniaiits a chartf' will
be made of thirty c -nts per l,uoo cm* coiu ( >ostiam.
We agree to charge the above prices, umjornny for ad
James M. Goodhue* Pioneer,
D. A. Kobe il l son, Deni wrai,
Owens A. Moure, Ifmucsotun.
St. Paul March ‘J4Oi, 1 t&J.
at. B. AMEI.
St. Paul, Minn,
WILL attend with prutnpme.** ami fidelity to all law
business intrusted to th-dr care in Minnesota, and
the adjoining counties of Wiscoii^iu.
Particular attention wil be tdven to the collection
•f debts, aud the locatlou of land warrants. y
St. Paul, Minn. Terh.
WILL attend promptly and diligently to all business
Intrusted 10 him. llulvng made himse.f a xiiutat
ed with the quality and situation of the surveyed 1 vuds
In the territory, he 1» prepared to locate land warrants
to the best advantage. Persons a 1 a distance .nay send
thvir warrants here and their interests win be amended
to as if they were present. V - Office on Third sreet.
September 17, KfL
il Law, S.illwa.er, .dm. Ter., will attend to pro
fessional business m ill the courts of the Territory ; will
attend to die tocail«>n ot Land Warrants
X3* Land Warrauu for sale.
•tV. Law an 1 solicitor in Chancery, will attend to ai.
professional bUsin -as intrusted to his care, ill the dulercut
courts of (heTerritory. [Stillwater, IS»2.
Isaac Atwater,
TL Law and .-voicilor 111 C.»a« -iy. W.ii give pr -mpt
attention to a.*y bjsin. ss intrusted liiiu in U»e tin** of hi*
profession, in any part of the Territory. Particular at
tention paid to ioca-iug l.and Warrauts, Payment ot Tax
es, sal • of Pa etna when issued, and Real K*ia;o in gen
eral. Office at St. Anthony, on Mam street, opposite ihe
W. Richardson,
TVOTARY PUBLIC, Conveyancer, aiui
A- » Laud A-eut* 1 frtlce. opposite me fit. Cuaries
House, St. Anthony Pahs.
OrricE urer KarriiiKlnii’i Brick store, Si Pxnl.
Ur. it. It lIIHII 1.
HAS his ofllce in the r. ar ..r Lev! Sloan’s store, where
he will hr rea.lv t., itl-wl to iirutessloiial calls.
Saiut Paul, N«v —iuu» y
Dr. C. I*. Vice her*,
UOUCllKlt—ft'ill pra lice hi- pr.tc-sU.il in Sa.nt
Paul mn<l vicai ty. onicc, corner ot Fourth and Robert*
Street-, over Ca»li'»ri X Ty oifs Store. 40y
V John Bradley,
Carpenter and Builder, l'otit. Prescott and Willow
Rover, WtM-oii*iu.
X\ ILL attend promptly to all business
v f intru t**d to lil* chance.
KtrtßENv r.s.—Th<- h**iist> he has bulltiluring Ih i»a-t
ycer in the towns above named. 43v
W. H. Semitic*,
Attorney at Law, and Solicitor in
Chancery, Willow River,Wis.
Will prak-tlctf ill til•• cuuntie* ul Kt.Uruix .ill'l La Crosse,
WIM-..u»ln, ami lu tlif District Court of \Vusliinnt"ii c..uu
ty, Minii' sot i. Cjf* Valuable towu lota in the village 01
Willow River for sale. 38y
IV. H. C. Fol*om,
Tailor's Falls, Mia. Ter.
TAEALER in Dry Goods, Groceries,
Provision-, ll.irilw.rtf, Cutlery, Cr.icitiTy, oucciia
ware* Ready-Made Clotlmiß, B *»»t* and Shoes, Ate. 4J>
DR. J. H. DAY,
WILL practice hi» l»rofe*tloii In Saint Paul and vi
cinity* OlWoe on Bench street.
nu\* 'iV mm y
BABCOCK a WILKINSON Attornle* and Counsellors
at Law, Solicitor* in Cliam ery, Ate.
Otttce ucur the corner of Third au<l Hubert* street*, St.
Par.; Min. Ter.
ft !!i attend to bu*lner» of their profession in all the
Couttt #f the Territory,
xiov. 22, 1851.
nmtE on Tuird St. Sunu Paul.
Daniel B&xxk. A. l. Williams.
dec. I.
W *• HK%KV woo./,
Public, and Laud Agent. Sauk Hap.4s, Minnesota
JIX. uf me Peace—Commi*a onerf »r the SUteaoi Manic,
Connecticut, Rho.le Island, N>w Y<<rk, Peiiiisyivaiua,
Kentucky, tlhlo, Virginia. Alabama and Louisiana,
omce on Third St., St. Paul.
Dll. T. 11. POTT*,
C ojineti Roberts and sixth streets, St. Paul,
WILL attend to the duties of hi* profession in St. Pam
and vicinity. September 11.
AND DRAFTS on all part* of the I’ulted State*,ftt the
oftlcß of the Mtuiies jta outtti, hv
J. QUI.\X,
of Third and SiiUtiwoU .V.—ireuttemeu** bool*
and nhoe*; auto Loai*-*’ and Children** *iio< &, made to
order iu the luatcM and most durable luamier, and of the
House, Sign, aud Oro-ineu a. Painter.
Si. I'iiil, Minnesota Territory.
THE undertlgned Is agent for, and will lusure building*
aud goods in ttie following Companies:
Utica lusurance Company.
.*tna Insurance Company of Utica.
Orleans luaurance Company.
Jackson County Mutual Intranet Company.
New York Protection Company.
Will Insure lives In the Connecticut Mutual Life Insn
yam**Company. ALBK. WILKIN.
4u Paul, November 5,1851 ty
■%/fONEY TO LOAN—In sums to
Xv.L milt borrower!?. CsH at the office of
*rn trail oiim 1 , Ml. i aial
CAVK & BURTON have taken this old and well known
house. They have fitted It up anew, ami are now
prepared to accommodate boarders and traveller* with
coni*ortahle quarters. No pains will be spared to make
th«- Central House one 0/ ihs best Hotels in the West.
November, 1461.
A fiSMOAxr
RODNKV PARKER, late of the American House Low
ell, Mass., bavins a lease of the large hotel at the
upper end 01 at. Paul, with everything in pr per order
for the convenience of travelers, boarders, or families de
siring fufnl h‘d apartnu-nts, reppectfully invites his
friends and the public to give him a rail, believing that
he can do as much for their c *mr«irt a* can b<* expected
In a new country, not yet .supplied with regular markets.
St. Charles Hotel.
J. C. CLARK. Proprietor,
St. Anthony Falla. Minnesota
This House has lieen thoroughly repaired and renovated,
and will b - kept in a maimer equal to the best Hot-Is in tlo*
WVo. The Falls of St. Anthony, with the line Ushlmr and
hunting grounds adjacent, together w|*h a climate unsur
passed -n the Am riran continent for health and l**vell
tiera, render tills the place of all others t > enjoy the hot
season. 44 if
Temperance House,
I" OT MOFFET, Proprietor.—Corner
•R-J of Fourth and Jackson St-., Saint Paul. Perma
nent an I transient boarder* furnished with good and com
fortable apartments. Charges moderate.
Half-Way House.
[OHN MORGAN, (mid-way between
St. Paul and Stillwater,) begs leave to say to stran
gers visiting Minnesota, ami the public generally, that
having made his arrangements complete for the accom
modation of the public, and being situated In the midst
of the most delightful scenery, surrounded by lakes that
abound with fish, and In an atmosphere of unsurpassed
purity, he hopes to see company from abroad, a* well as
front tin* neighboring villages. They will llnd the charges
Minnesota Boarding-House.
C McCRAY would inform the pub
lie —residents and strangers—that he has taken
the large house oil Kagle street, opposite 1). L. Full t*s
Brick Store, where be la prepared to a-comm slate his
customers with the Lest style of boarding. The house
has been thor.uiKhlj repaired aud paint d. His table will
be furnished with every thing th** market afford*; and
th*»se who come prepared r»» plank ap the Ca h every
Saturday night, will find the “Minnesota Boarding House”
a comfortable and pleasant home. None others are de
sired. [April 17—6 m.
Emmett A Moss,
At orneys and Soliciors.
ft ILL attend to pro!essional business
* * in the various Courts of the Territory. Particu
lar attention given to the location of tand Warrant*,
buying aud selling of lands, fc . Land warrants for *al«
for ca*h or on time, utile- on the corner of Wabasha*
and Third stree;», St. Paul Minnesota.
July 1, 1562. HENRY L. MOSS.
\ LL persons desiring burial lots can
-a obtain information by calling upon the Secretary*
J. YV. Selby, or the President, C. W. Bor up. 29yl
Commission M“r; ha Is and Proprietors of the St
Louis Kollin 4 Mill.
AND manu.iiciures ot* bar iron in all its
various shapes, Sheet iron aud Ik.iler Plate, Nalis
aud Spilt s from the ore of the iron .Mountain. Iron Store,
No. 129 North Second street, St. Louis.
September 1, I>sl.
A a Ilian Spicer,
of at tne sign of the Big Watch, Third street,
next door to the St. Paul Drug Store. Is prepared
to make gold and silver watches, ring*, spoon*. llj*T J
&tc., on short notice. Also to repair the >anie. a
well a* m i.de books, shell coml», or linger ring*, « -
lets and ear drops, lie also keeps for *alc a great variety
of ring*, perfumery, and whatever goods are usually en
quired for at a Jeweler’s.
CUR COMPANY—St. Paul Outfit—
A Also Dry tioutl* anti Grocerits, corner or llurd and
Jackson streets.
FORWARDING and Commission Mcr
r chant. Upper Landing, Saint Paul, Minnesota Ter-
Forwarding aud Commission Merchan.s,
feb 14 2*2-tf_
Co uni y Purveyor.
May be found at ..me. o! of Reßister ..l Deeds, on Third
street, otic dour below Minnesota Outlit. 17 —y
storage and commission merchant,
Jackson street, Low.-r Landing, St Paul, Minnesota
i ‘ROMPT aitontlon given to all consignment*, andchar-
I ge* moderate.
St Paul, October 111, 1851 1
attorney mid I'oiiiisolor sit L;i\v,
To my old friends,
AND THE “REST OK MANKIND.” 1 would say,
tbai 1 can K* found during the winter, at the old
stand of Charley Cave, on Third Street, where 1 will ai
,vay* be happy to wait upon them. Bar and house fur
nished with the best uf every thing.
uov. 22. tt. WM. IIAHTSIIORXE.
k MOREY,on Fourth street,St. Paul,near
*7 ih.- middle of town, In the building of Mr. Knox, up
stairs, may he found, ready to atteud to Painting in ail ils
departments. llou*e painting, nigh painting, carriage
and ornamental painting, all done up promptly, olid atiih
paints of the be»t quality. If we do our work in a slov
enly, unworkinaii like mauiiner we do not expect to gel
basilic** in the enlightened town ot St. Paul.
Dec. 13, 1851. SIIKR.hAn fc. MOUF.Y.
THE subscriber would respectfully lufojm the citiaen*
of St. Pa.ii and Its vicinity, that he i» now carrying on
;lie above business in ih* 1 2d story of Spencer’s new build
ing, oil the corner of Fith and Roberts street.
particular attention paid t.» rebinding old books and
periodical*. JaMKS MACKINTOSH,
feb 1 21—tf
J C Burbank k co. St.Paul] [\V I. Fawcette k co. St.Loui*
American and siher Express Companies.
r l , o a >d from ad the principal cities m the Untied Suites,
A i om a and Europe, for the speedy transportation
ui money and valuable packages, col eciion of dratts. note*,
bill*, accounts, &c., purchase and sale of ail kinds oi
t. R. Rice k Co • St. Paul, O is West, St. Louis.
J. Brookes Galena.
X. B. —Particular attention paid to forwarding and
coiunvstdou busiuess geuerady.
may 1. 33-tf
IJKKU. HARDY now keeps this well-known establish
ment “on his own hook.” lie hopes by a continued
•dention to the wonts of his customers, to merit their
patroiiage a* heretofore.
I 'HE subscribe? solicits tile patronage of the public,
and assures all purchasers In his line, that he will
e H f.,. ca,.h, caddie*, harness ot a l kind*, and trunks, of
a better quality, and cheaper than any other establish
ment In Minn. auia. Pur ha*«-rs wiil do well to call at
Ins shop, on Third street, St- Paul, next door east of 8.
11. Urgent » and Judge tor themselves.
►J New England ,jf the We»t, by E. s. Seymour. For
“** b F I.EDL'C * KIHIKER.
BY tlie UIOK-. VIKIO-I want for ill., Froieviiuii n.'ur.uce
Company of Uaruord, Coun. Politic. iwuvl
mo*t isvjrablo term* by
W. F. MCRPAY, Age-', XijWMU,
St. rut,!, V.bruftrySß, 18k! !l-tm
Fit!*bnr-h Convrntlo■'--T.il for a Nnlinnil I.ib
ertf Parly Caavrnll.B- Rum.reil Decliuall.n.
Pittsburgh, Aug. 13.
The National Convention of ihe Lib
erty party has been c;d!ed at Buffalo, Sep
tember Ist. Il will be a mass meeting,
anil as-embles to nominate candidate* f r
President and Vice President, Gerrit
Smith and Charies Dnrkee having both
declined. The National Committee of
the Liberty Party are George W. John
son, Frederick Douglas, John Thomas
and An oinetle Brown, of New York;
E'iukim Roberts and T. B Hudson, Ohio;
James IL Collins, I'linois ; James Catlin
and Samuel Aaron, Pennsylvania; E. B.
Crocker, Indiana ; some of whom partici
pated in the Convention here, but are dis
satisfied with the Platform.
It is rumored that Hale will decline
the Independent Free Democratic nomi
nation for President, and that the Free
Soil National Committee are to meet at
Syracuse after the Liberty party National
Convention, and place Chase in nomina
tion. Il is claimed (hat there is a prece
dent for this in the nomination of Van
Buren and Adams, who resided in adjoin
ing States.
Washington, Aug. 11.
A call was made yesterday upon the
President to communicate all such cor
respondence as has taken place between
the Unite I States and Peru in regard to the
Lobos Islands. Mr. Webster gave bis
opinion that the Lobos Islands being
more than a marine league Irom the coast
of Peru, and the Government never hav
ing exercised any control over them,
vessels of the United Slates have a right
to go there for guano without paying trib
ute to the Peruvian Government. He
also recommended that a vessel of war
be despatched to protect American ves
sels. The I'rigaie Raritan was according
ly despatched.
Washington, A tig. 12.
The President, after coiiMi'tiug with
the Attorney General, has pardoned Dray
ton and Sears, who were convicted two
years ago, and sentenced to 5 years im
prisonment, for attempting to run off
with 50 slaves in the schooner Pearl.
Charleston, Aug. 15,
President Fillmore has written a letter
to the Chairman of the Milledgeville
Convention, returning his thanks for the
complimentary resolutions passed by that
Gen. Blake has arrived at Jacksonville
and bad a conversation with Billy Bow
legs, in which lie told him he must emi
grate by the lirst of September, or the
sharp shooters would be down on him.
New York, Aug. 16.
Riot ut Fort Hamilton.
A fearful riot occurred at Fort Hamil
ton yesterday afternoon, bcl tv. en 15 or
20 troops stationed at the fort, and some
colored waiters at the 11. inilton House, in
front and on the grounds of the house,
hut no cause is assigned for the riot.—
The troops used knivA, and bayonets,
cutting some of 1 lie negroes severely.
A body of troops under Major Morris
succeeded in restoring order. Seven of
lhe men from the fort have been arrested.
Tlie deaths in this city for the past
week were 500, of which 12 were Iroin
Tlie schr Pilot, seized by the British
man-of-war, near the fishing grounds,
his been released.
The Northern Light from San Juan,
August Bth, with 300 passengers and
$150,000 in dust, has arrived, with two
days later news from San Francisco.
A report that Georgetown has been
destroyed by fire wants confirmation.
A due! was fought at Carlra Costa be
tween Nugent, editor of the San Francis
co Herald, and John Colter, Alderman of
the 4th ward. At the second fire, Nu
gent received Colter’s ball in his thigh.
The limb will require amputation.
Boston advices from Valparaiso, report
the loss near the Island of South Maria,
of the ship Staffordshire of Boston; 16C
passengers, all saved but one. Story
Tlie difficulties between the Americans
at Mariposa, have been settled by the in
tervention of the French Consul at San
BcrrALO, Aug. 16,
A most diabolical and fiendish murder
was committed, this morning, in the up
per part of the city. About 3 o’clock this
morning, Mrs. Hartman, wife of Jos.
Hartman, who keeps a grocery on the
corner of Spruce and Genesee streets, was
awakened by two colored inen, and as she
says, one of them approached the lied and
struck her husband, who lay on the front
side of the bed. two blows over the nose
—the other over tlie chin, killing him in
stantly. One of ihc fiends then struck
her on the right arm. breaking it in two
places, on her attempting to rise struck
her over the head. They then left the
house, and she alarmed the neighbors, who
caine and took her up stairs, when she
fainted. She lies in a very precarious
slate, and her life is despaired of. These
are the only particulars we have as yet
obtained. No inquest has vet been held
over the body. A drawer in which there
were several dollars wi s found oj»en and
the money gone. Jos. H trtman has been
a resident of Buffalo over twenty years,
and has a family of six children, and was
universally respected. The bar of iron
has been found and is in the hands of A.
J. Taylor, police officer.
Hung. —Five negroes, who murdered
Jas. Houston, in Mackintosh county. Ga.,
were tried by a meeting of the citizens
[of said county, found guilty, and exeeu
ited on Monday week.
Office—Corner of Jackson aud Fifth .Street*.
Selllßj Ci.irkrn. to thr Legislature.
While the Legislature of Missouri
was in session, a few years ago. a green
fellow from the country came to Jefferson
to sell some chickens. He had about two
dozen, all of which he had tied by the
legs to a string, and this, being divided
equ liy. and thrown across his horse or
shoulders, formed his mode of convey
ance. leaving the fowls with their heads i
hanging down, with little else of them
visible, than their naked legs, and a pro
miscuous pile of outstretched wings, and
ruffled feathers. Alter several ineffec
tual efforts to dispose of his load, a wag
to whom he had made an offer of sale,
told him he did not want chickens him
self, hut perhaps he could sell them at
a large stone house over there, (the Capi
tol) that there was a mall over there
buying on speculation for the St. Louis
market, and no doubt he could find a
ready sale.
The delighted countryman started,when
his informer stopped him.
“ Look here, 1 ' said he, “when you get
over there go up stairs and then turn
to the leit. The man stops in that
large room. Y’ou will find him at the
oilier end of the room, an I is now engaged
with a number of fellows buying chick
ens. Il a man at the door should stop
you, don’t mind him. He has chickens
hiinsell for sale, and tries to prevent
other people selling theirs. Don’t inind
him but go ahead.”
Following the directions, our friend
soon found himself at the door of the
Hall of Representatives. To open it and
enter was the work of a moment. Tak
ing from his shoulders the string of
chickens, and giving them a shake to
freshen them, he commenced his journey
toward the Speaker’s chair, the fowls, in
the meantime, loudly expressing from the
half-formed crow io the harsh quark,
their bodily presence, and their sense of
bodi’v pain.
“ I say', sir.” Here he had passed
nearly half down the aisle, when he was
seized by Major Jackson, the door-keeper,
who happened to be returning from the
clerk’s desk.
VVhat are you doing here with these
chickens ; get out, sir, get out,” whispered
the iioor-keoper.
“ No you don’t though ; you can’t come
that game over me; you’ve got chickens
yourself for sale, get out yourself, and let
me sell mine. I say. sir,” he continued
in a louder tone to fhe Speaker, “arc
you buying chickens here to-day ? I’ve
got some prime on,es here.’’ And he held
up his string and shook his fowls until
their music maddthe walls echo. “Let
ine go. sir,” to ihe door-keeper, •• lei me
go. I say. Fine large chickens,” to the
Speaker, “only six bits a dozen.”
“ Where’s the Sergeant-at-arms ?”
roared the Speaker, “take that man out.”
“Now don’t, will you. I ain’t hard to
trade with. You let me g >,” to the door
keeper, “you've sold your chickens, now
let me have a chance. I say, sir,” to tie
Speaker in a louder tone, “ are you buying
chickens to—”
“Go ahead,” “at him again,” “that’s
right,” whispered some of the members,
who c mid command gravity enough to
speak, “at him gain ” “He'll buy them.”
“He only wants you to lake less—at him
“I say. sir, you up there, (to the
Speaker) you can have ’em for six hits!
not a cent less. Drat your hides, don’t
shove so hard, you’ll hurt them chickens.
I say, yon, sir, up there.”
Here the voice was lost by the closing
of the door. An adjournment was moved
and carried, and the members, almost
frantic with mirth, rushed out to find our
friend in high altercation with the door
keeper. about the meanness of selling his
own chickens, and not fettling anybody
else sell their’s, adding, that “if he could
just sec that man up there by himself,
he’d be bound they could make a trade,
and that no man could aff>rd to raise
chickens for less than six hits.”
The members bought his chickens by a
pony purse, and our friend left the Capi
tol, saying as he went down stairs,
“Well, this is the darndest roughest
place for selling chickens that I ever
come across.” —Spirit of the Times.
Three fires on Saturday, the work of
incendiaries. Firemen rioting all night
all over the city. Columbus Engine ta
ken from them by the “ Vigilant” hoys
and thrown into the falls. Guns were
fired, stones thrown, and mant persons
The “ Mechanic ” and Patnpsco two
orderly companies were attacked by row
At seven this morning John Gregory
was found dying, with seven dirk wounds
in his abdomen, and eight others indiffer
ent parts of his person. Owen Schield
who had a drunken quarrel with Gregory
on the previous night was arrested and
his clothes found full of blood.
Officers of the Henry Clay Ar
rested. —Charles Merritt, assistant engi
neer, and James Elmendort, second pilot,
of the burned steamer Henry Clay, have
been arrested by the United States Mar
shal, anil held to bail in the sum of $lO,-
000 each. Their surety is Mr. John
Cocks, who has made oath that he is worth
$40,000, over and above all his debts and
Mr. Macaulay, the eminent Historian
and Reviewer, and recently re-elected to
parliament from Edinburgh, was quite ill
at the last accounts, of a disca-e of the
chest, which prevented his fulfilling an
engagement to address his constituents,
and banished him to a watering place by
order of hi' medical advisers.
Thr F a POlar Vole.
Th? following fable of the popular vote I
at the last Presidential election, will do
for politicians to cut out and carry about
them for reference:
s-r ATE *. tAvion. cass. van spurs.
M»’ni> 35,273 40.1*6 1?,157
New liATnpslil 0.. 1 07,763 7.660
, V-rmont, 03,102 10.04 S I3JTV7
.MAssAchuset!",... 61,072 25,054 38.13.1
Rtirvle WAO'I 6.780 ?,roo ?0">
Conn ■ctlcut 30,314 27,016 6,006
New Ti.lV 2IP.SM 111.572 120.319
I New Icn y, io 009 30.-9) 819
PennsylvAnl.l 186,1'3 172.661 11,563
. Delaware, 6.110 5,610 80
Ml-etm-!, 37.5V2 31.598 125
| Vin-lnls 45 124 4«.558 !l
, . S. CftTxnm 43.519 31,866 85
| G*e»rsla Y.4T,C03 44.-36
Florila 4 531 3,231
Alatimn 37,48 2 31.371
Mlaslesippl ‘.’.'>.BM ‘26 5"6
Louisiana I~V'"3 16,1'D
■ j Texas 3.7*0 8.7f5 !
Arkansas, 7 fcs 9 306
T-nnessee, 64 *OS 65.-119 j
Kenluckv 67.111 49,->i
Mi-olran, 23.940 30.687 10 399
I Indiana 6'.907 7A715 8 100
Illinois 63.“16 56,621 15.801
-Missouri, 3’679 40.077
I 1 lowa 10-557 1 •• 151 1.126
I | Wisconsin 13,747 15.001 10 118
. I Total 1,362,024 12442.419 2*1,678
I i Taylor over Case, 131.906
, ! Cass and Van Buren over Taylor 154,073
•Presidential electors chosen by L *si«Uture.
The following, though not new, will
bear reading at least once in seven years:
One day as Zachari.di Hodgson was
going to his daily avocation after break
last, lie purchased a fine, large cod.li'li,
and sent it home with directions to his
wife to have it cooked for dinner. As
no particular mode of cooking was pre
scribed, the good woman well knew that
whether she boiled it or made it into
chowder, her lm*band wonhl scold her
when he came home. Bn! she resolved
to please him once if possible, and there
fore cooked portions of it in different
ways. She also, with some little difficul
ty procured an amphibious animal from a
brook back of the house, and plunged it
into the pot. In the meantime her hus
band came home; some covered dishes
were placed upon the table, and with a
frowning, fault-finding look, the moody
man commenced the conversation :
“ Well, wife, did you get that fish I
“ I shouM like to know how you have
cooked it. I will bet anything you have
spoiled it for my eating, (taking off the
cover,) I thought so. What in creation
|>i)s»es*cd yon to iry it ?—I would ua lief
eat a boiled frog.”
“ Why, my dear, I thought you loved
it best fried.”
“ You didn't think any such tiling.—
You knew belter—l never loved tried
fish—why didn’t you boil it ?”
“ My dear, the last time we bad fresh
fish you know I boiled it. and you said
you liked it best tried. But I have boil
ed some also.”
So saving she lifted the cover, and lo!
the shoulders of a cod nicely boiled, were
neat'y deposited in a dish, the sight of
which would have made an epicure re
joice, but which on'y added to the ill na
ture of her husband.
“A pretty di-li, this!” exclaimed lie.
“Boiled fish! chips and porridge! It'
you had not been one of the most stupid
of woman kind, you would have made it
into a chowder.”
His wife, with a smile, immediately
placed before him a tureen containing an
excellent chowder.
“ My dear,” said she, “ I was resolved
to please you. There is your favorite
dish!” '
“ Favorite dish, indeed,” grumbled the
discomfitted husband, “ I dare say it is an
unpalatable wishy-washy mess. I would
rather have a boiled frog than the whole
of i<”
This was a common expression of his
and had been anticipated by his wife,
who, at this juncture, opened a large dish
near her husband, and there was a bull
Irog of portentious dimensions arid pug
nacious aspect stretched out at lull length!
Zachariah sprang from his chair at the
sight of the unexpected apparition.
“ My dear,” said his wife, in a kind
entreating tone, “ I hope you will at
lenpth lie able to make your dinner.”
Z chariah could not stand this. His
surly mood was overcome ; he hurst into
a hearty laugh. He acknowledged that
his wife was right and he was wrong;
and declared that she should never again
have occasion to give him another lesson.
Baltimore, Aug. 15.
A criminal trial has been in progress
at Albany, for two weeks. An Irish
girl, named Jane O'D ilmell was charged
with stealing large quantities ot table,
towel and bed linen from Congress Hall
and other places. A person look the
stand as a witness in her favor.but in the
cross examination acknowledged that one
of the jurors had been tampered with.—
The Judge. Aug. 2, immediately dis
charged the whole jury—sent the girl lo
prison to await another trial—committed
half a dozen of her witnesses who are
suspected of having committed gross per
jury—and suspended tlie last witness a
lawyer from law practice, until further
order from the court. He (the lawyer)
will be examined on a charge of misde
The Whigs are in fine spirits all over
the coun'ry. They have something to
m ike them so. Every day brings acces
sions to their ranks. G«>od courage and
pnod conduct is generally well rewarded.
We verily believe these Whigs arc re
solved to nave a regular Harri'on victory.
The boys deserve it sur«.
A Gentle Up proof.
“ Yes, mv dear.”
A Good Reason and a Plain one.—
The following incident took place at
Dearborn, in this county, on the day of
the Whig Convention:
Two plain and sensible appearing farm
ers who were acquaintances, met and
shook hands near Huplin’s tavern. —
“Well,” said one of them to the other,
“ what brought you to a Whig Conven
tion? You are not a Whig I believe?”
“No,” replied the other—“lam not a
Whig, but I have heard of Gen. Scott,
who is the Whig candidate for President
—but I give you my word, though I pro
fess to be a reading man for a farmer. I
never heard of our candidate until he was
nominated. I shall vote lor Gen. Scott,
because he has shown himself a true man,
and a prtriot.” “ Well,” replied the oth
er, “ I have determined to do the same
thing for the same reason. Had a well
known, patriotic, democratic statesman
been nominated, I should have supported
him against Gen. Scott; bull am not
politician enough to vote for a mere man
of straw, solely because the politicians
have seen fit to nominate him.” —Detroit
Indian Corn and Irish Potatoes.—
The Engli*h papers last received repre
sent the sudden re-appearuncc of the po
tato rot. The signs were developed im
mediately a r ter the great thunder-storm
of July 22d, the leaves and stems in the
vicinity of London appearing withered
and burnt. A Liverpool paper states
that in that neighborhood the disease, in
till cases, has been unusually rapid in ac
tion; tubers which had been perfectly
sound ten days before, had since been cut
| off by the blight. No report, as yet, of
the progress of the disease in Ireland.
Should the vi'itation of this potato rot
j prove a general one to Great Britain and
Ireland, there will be increased demand
for Indian corn from this country during
the fall and winter, and the growing crop
in many sections of the West is not as
promising as usual. The supplies of'
corn now in London and Liverpool are
light, and the shipments from the United
States have been nearly one-third less
than last year.
On the list of graduates at West Point
for 1832, who have been appointed to the
regiment of mounted rifleman is the name
of Cadet Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte
who stood No. 11 in his class at the time
of his examination. Lieut. Bonaparte is
a grandson of Jerome Bonaparte, the ex
lving of Westphalia, and now President
of the French Senate, by Miss Patterson
of Baltimore, ihe American wile married
by Jerome Bonaparte, from whom lie was
divorced liv a papal decree, In ordei in
marry a German princess. The father.
' Jerome N. Bonaparte, Sr., is a gentleman
of la’‘ge wealth, now resident at Balti
more. His mother. Madame Patterson,
we understand is also living at Baltimore
in possession of a considerable fortune.
An article in the London News con
tains the following happy picture of Mr.
Clay in debate:
“Henry Clay’s reported speeches par
take of the neutrality of which he ever
boasted in the compromises which were
the principles of his statesmanship. It
needed to seethe moistened eye. the quiv
ering lip, the tremulous hands playing
with the spectacles, and tlie movement of
tlie tall lithe figure; it needed to hear the
wonderful variety of his tones, and to
have thrilled to the exquisite pathos of
his voice, to understand the power which
he exercised over the whole mind of those
who listened to him in a silence which
seemed as if it could never be bn,ken.
The silence has changed sides now. It
is lie who is mute, while every voice is
busy discussing his powers and his
River and Harbor Bill. —Mr. Da
vis, from the Committee on Commerce in
the Senate, has reported the River and
Harbor Bill, with amendments, appropria
ting in the aggregate $160,000 for im
provements not included in the bill as it
came from the House. Among them.
$lO 000 for Huron harbor, and $15,000
for Ashtabula harbor. Should the hill
pass the Senate thus amended, it will go
back to the House which will increase
the chances of its defeat. We fear it will
fail in that event, as only 41 Democrats
in the House voted for the bill without
amendments.— Cleveland Herald.
National Fi.ag. —The following is
the original resolution adopting the Stars
anil Stripes:
“In Congress, June 14th, 1777, Re
solved, That tlie flag of the thirteen Uni
ted States, he thirteen stripes alternate')
red and white; that the Union he thirteen
stars, white in a blue field, representing
a new constellation.”
As new States were added to the Union,
from time to time, new stripes were added
to the flag, till the number had increased
to fifteen or twenty. At length, about
thirty years ago, the stripes were redu
ced by act of Congress to the original
number of thirteen.
A curious case is related by the Troy
Budget of a girl, in that city, losing her
speech for a whole week ! Being diso
bedient, and refusing to answer her moth
er, when spoken to, she found—after sit- ;
ting dumpishly in the corner for about an
hour, brooding over her bad conduct— !
that she was unable to utter or articulate
a word! Her friends did not take par
ticular notice of her for a couple ot days,
supposing she was keeping up her pet.—
Finally she wrote down that she could
not speak, when her friends became
alarmed,and consulted several physicians.
After a week had passed, she awoke one
morning, and found herself again in
' speaking order.
The New York Times says the Hon.
Joseph Ingersoll, who has been appointed
American Minister to England, will grace
that high position by his intellectual abil
ities, his liberal accomplishments, and
aptitude and experience in public affairs.
It would not have been easy to designate
a man better fitted for usefulness in that
place. He has long been known to the
people of this country as a statesman of
sound judgment and of decided strength.
The place of Mr. Lawrence will be well
Some person in Newton N. 11.. taking
time by the firelock, sent a man with a
good horse and w'agon to Newburyport.
Massachusetts, to lay in a store of the
ardent before the supplies shouid be cut
off by the new liquor law. The man re
turned to Newton on foot, very much fa
tigued. and in a bewildered state of ininaf,
the same night about 12 o’clock, since
which time the horse, carriage and jugs,
after (lie most diligent search have not
been heard from. The man’s story is,
that he le r t a certain place at II A. M.,
with a brick in his hat, after which ha
knew nothing.
Telegraph Profits.— The Washing
ton and New York Magnetic Telegraph
Company, the Pioneer line under Morse’s
pilent. was organized in January, 1846,
The capital of the line is $370,000. It
has six wires to Philadelphia, and seven
thence to New York. It employs 120
persons in all, at 13 stations. The total
receipts from July Ist, 1847. to July Ist,
1852, $385,641. Within (he past fiscal
year, 53 85/ messages have been trans
mitted, earning $103,860, and showing
the average cost oj each message to be
40 cents. The dividends have been Bto
12 per cent annually; probably consider
able more this year, as by the consolida
tion ol ilie wires of the Buiu Telegraph
since January, the nett earnings have
been much increased.
“Never Weaky in Well Doing.’*
—Matthew Graves, of ibis county, on
T tiesday last walked 28 miles for the
purpose of proc tring a marriage license
to marry his fifth wife. He is seventy
years ol age. —Ctntreville (Aid.) Times.
low a. —Our friends in lowa express
full confidence that they will be able to
carry the State for Scott in November.—
There arc some, not known as Whigs,
who express the same opinion.— (jalcna
Windfall. —Tite San Francisco Pla
cer Times says, that Dr. Uollyer, the no
torious model artist man, received infor
mation by a late steamer, that he had be
come Itc'ir to a fortune of %6()0.000.
Perilous Li: ip.— A man leaped from
the Suspension Bridge into tlie middle of
Niagara river, on Monday last, for tho
cii'ertainmeut of a crowd of people.—
Owing to a strong current of air tinder
the bridge, he was unable to retain a per
pendicular position, and he struck the
water upon his hack. He was able to
swim to a boat in waiting for liiin, hut
thinks lie will decline any further l'cats of
the kind.
A Monster Shark. —The Savannah
Republican says a monster shark was
caught in that harbor on Friday last. Jt
measured fifteen feet from the end of its
tail to the tip of the nose; it contained
king crabs, a sea-gull and a man’s hoot,
with a quantity of hones, resembling
those of Ihc human body. It took seven
men to haul and lash it to the gunnel of
the pilot-boat. The jaws contain eight
rows of teeth.
Judge Wright, editor of the Cincinnati
Gazette, met with a severe accident on
Monday evening, on Fourth street, near
his residence. In crossing the street he
was kicked iu the breast by a horse, tho
blow felling him to tlie ground senseless,
in which condition he was conveyed to
his residence.
How to Cook a Potato.— Wash it
well, hut let there he no scraping. At
the thickest end cut off a piece tlie size
of a sixpence. This is the safety-valve,
through which the steam escapes, and all
rents in tlie skin are thereby prevented,
ju't as tlie valve prevents a rupture in
steam boilers.
Ir takes Wentworth.— The Chicago
Democrat bears a flaming cut at the Lead
of the Pierce and King ticket, in the
back ground of which appears a vessel
high and <lr>/ on a sandbar. Hurrah for
Pierce and Interna! Improvements !
The Rcchesl r Advertiser is responsi
ble for these hints : Never should we sa
lute one mm as a “gentleman” because
lie wears broadcloth, and another as a
“ man” because lie wears sheep's grey.
If tlie one should put on the other’s
clothes, we should not know the “ man”
from the “ gentleman.” A female may
he a “ lady” though she washes for a liv
ing. That is, if the title of lady or gen
tleman be worth anything.
A justice, in Arkansas, lately married
a young couple, addressing the bride
groom as follows:
“ You, T P , take this
young woman, whom you hold by the
right hand, to be your lawful wife, and
you now promise to cleave unto her, a*d
all other women, so help you God
Mr. John Moore, a revolutionary sold
ier, aged one hundred and one year*,
died iu Memphis, Tenn., on the ,30th
It is stated that during the past year,
sixty-two persons were burned in New
York by cumphene and spirit gas explo
sions, and that one-half of them died.

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