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THE WEEKLY MINNESOTIAN.
OWENS Sc IHOORE, VOLUME 2. THE MINNESOTIAN, PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY, BY J.P. O WENS S' G. W. MOORE, Saint Paul, Minnesota Territory. TERMS:-Two Dollars per annum in advance. Three Dollars if not in ad vance. RATES OF ADVERTISING, (if OHIAIEIL TYPE OR IT* EQUIVALENT.} Transient Advertisements, $1 OOpor square of twelve liaea, for 'he itueulou, sud fifty cents* per siusre for each subsequent inscrlion. YEARLY ADVERTISEMENTS. One column, - ... SSO 00 Half a column, - .... 30 09 One-fourth of a column, - - - 20 00 Business Cants not over six lines, - 600 Over six Hues and under ten lines, - 750 Over ten lines and under fifteen lines, 10 00 For all chances ordered In advertisemants, a charge will be made of thirty cents per 1,000 etu* composition. We agree to charge the above prices, uniformly for ad vertising. James M. Goodhue, Pioneer, D. A. Robertson, Democrat, Owens fc Moore, Minnesotlan. St. Paul March 24th, 1852. M* E. AMES. R. R. NELSON. AMES & NELSON, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW, AND SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY. St. Paul, Minn. WILL attend with promptness and fidelity to all law business intrusted to their care in Minnesota, and the adjoining counties of Wisconslu. Particular attention wil. be given to the collection Ct debts, and the location of land warrants. y W. P. ItRBAY, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, St. Paul, Minn. Terr WILT, attend promptly and diligently to all business intrusted to him. Haivng made himself acquaint ed with the quality and situation of the surveyed lands In the territory, he Is prepared to locate land warrants to the best advantage. Persons at a distance may send their warrants here and their interests will be atteuded to as If they were present. £3" Office ou Third sreet. September 17, 1851. n. L. MOSS, A TTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT AA. Law, Stillwater, Min. Ter., will attend to pro fessional business in all the courts of the Territory ; will attend to the location of Land Warrants, &c. S - Land Warrants for sale. A. VAN VORHES, A TTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT XjL Law and Solicitor in Chancery, will attend to al! professional business intrusted to his care, in the different courts of the Territory. [Stillwater, 1852. Isaac Atwater, A TTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT Law and Solicitor in Chancery. Will give prompt attention to any business intrusted him in the line of his profession, in any part of the Territory. Particular at tention paid to locating Land Warrants, Payment of Tax es, sale of Patents when issued, and Real Estate lu gen eral. Office at St. Aiithony, ou Main street, opposite the Falls. W. Richardson, TYfOTARY PUBLlC,.Conveyancer, and A-N Agent. Office, opposite the St. Charles House, St. Anthony Falls. WILK.IV & VAX ETTEV. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office over Farrington's Brick Store, St Paul. Or. K, UtIIUUT. HAS his office in the rear of Levi Sloan’s store, where he will he rea»iv to attend to professional calls. Saint Paul, Nov 29 —mm y Dr. C. L. Yicchers, PHYSICIAN, SURGEON AND AC COUCHER —Will practice his profession in Saint Paul and vicinity. Office, corner of Fourth and Roberts Street.-, over Cat heart Ty-uu’s Store. 40y John Bradley, Carpenter and Builder, Point Prescott and Willow River, Wisconsin. YXTILL attend promptly to all business intrusted to his charge. References.— The houses he has built during thepast year iu the towns above named. 43y IV. H. Sonnies, Attorney at Law, and Solicitor in Chancery, Willow River,Wis. Will practhv in i.h» counties of St. Croix and LaCrosse, Wiscon-in, and in tlie District Court of Washington coun ty, Minnesota. 53T Valuable town lots in the village of Willow River f»»r sale. 38y W. H. C. Folsom, Taylor’s Fall*, Min. Ter. TNEALER * n Dry Goods, Groceries, Xy Provision®, Hardware, Cutlery, Crockery, Queens ware, Reaily-Made Clothing, Bouts awl Shoes, tec. 43v ~ dr7lh7day, WILL practice bis profession in Saint Paul anJ vi cinity. Ort!ce on Bench street, nuv 29 mm y L. A. BABCOCK, M. S. WILKINSON. LAW FIRM, BABCOCK X WILKINSON Attornies and Counsellors at Law, Solicitors in Chancery, Ac. Office near the corner of Third and Roberts streets, St. Par.i Min. Ter. W!U attend to business of their profession in all the Courts of the Territory. rov. 22,1851. BRECK & WILLIAMS, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW. Office on Tuird St. Saint Paul. Daniel Break. A. L. Williams. dec. 0. w«. HENRY woo.), Attorney - a counsellor at law. Notary Public, and Land Agent. Sauk Rapids, Minnesota Territory. JACOB J. NOAH, A TTORNEY AT LAW and Justice AJL of the Peace —Commissioner for the States of Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Alabama aud Louisiana. Office on Third St*, St. Paul. DR- T. R- POTTS, Corner Roberts and Sixth streets, St. Paul, WILL attend to the duties of bis profession in St. Paul and vicinity. September 17. BILLS OF EXCHAiNGE, AND DRAFTS on all parts of the United States, at the office of the Minnesota outfit, by CIIAS. \r. BORUP. J. QUINN, BOOT AND SHOEMAKER— Corner of Third and Minnesota SU.—Gentlemen’s boots and shoes; also Ladies* and Children’s shoes, made to order in the neatest and most durable manner, and of the beat materials. J. R. BREWSTER, House, Sign, and Ornamental Painter. St. I'aul, Minnesota Territory. INSURANCE! THR und.r«lßn*d If .Rent for, and will Insure buildings and goods in the following Companies: Utica Insurance Company. JBtna Insurance Company of Utica. Orleans Insurance Company. Jackson County Mutual Insurance Company. Jfew York Protection Company. —ALSO— Will Insure lives in the Connecticut Mutual Life In»u -t‘££^,Tovcmbers,.Btl8 t l ALEX ' WILKIN j AAONEY TO LOAN—In sums to 1U nil btrroweri. Call at the Office of mi WILKIN & VAX ETTEN. Central House, St. I’aul. CAVE X BURTON have taken this old and well kuown house. They have fitted it up anew, and are now prepared to accommodate boarders and travellers with comfortable quarters. No pains will be spared to make the Central House one of Ihs best Hotels In the West. November, 1361. awjz&mjl® mvm, RODNEY PARKER, late of the American nouse Low ell, Mass., having a lease of the large hotel at the upper end of St. Paul, with everything in proper order for the convenience of travelers, boarders, or families de siring furnished apartments, respectfully invites his friends and the public to give hint a call, believing that he can do as much for their Comfort as can be expected in a new country* not yet supplied with regular markets. St. Charles Hotel. J. C. CLARK. Proprietor, Si. Anthony Falls, Minnesota. This House has been thoroughly repaired and renovated, and will be kept in a manner equal to the best Hotels in the West. The Fails of St. Authony, with the fine fishing and hunting grounds adjacent, together with a climate unsur passed mi the American continent for health and loveli ness, render this the place of all others to enjoy the hot season. 44tf Temperance House, T OT MOFFET, Proprietor,—Corner -6— A of Fourth and Jackson St*., Saint Paul. Perma nent and transient boarders furnished with good and com fortable apartments. Charges moderate. Half-Way House. TOHN MORGAN, (mid-way between al St. Paul am! Stillwater,) begs leave to say to stran gers visiting Minnesota, and the public generally, that having made his arrangements complete for the accom modation <>f 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, as well as from the neighboring villages. They will find the charges moderate. Minnesota Boarding-House, SC. McCRAY would inform the pub • lie—residents and strangers—that he has taken the large house on Eagle Street, opposite D. L. Fuller’s Brick Store, where he is prepared to accommodate his customers with the best style of boarding. The house lias been thoroughly repaired and painted. Ills table will be furnished with every thing the market aflbrds; ami those who come prepared to plank up 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 & Moss, Attorneys and Solicitors. \T 7 ILL attend to professional business » » in the various Courts of the Territory. Particu lar attention given to the location of I,and Warrants, buying and selling of lands, &c. Land warrants for sale for cash or on time. Office on the corner of Wabashaw and Third streets, St. Paul Minnesota. L. EMMETT, HENRY L. MOSS. July 1, 1852. OAK HILL CEMETERY. A LL persons desiring burial lots can 2-A. obtain information by calling upon the Secretary, J. W. Selby, or the President, C* W. Borup. 29vl P. CHOUTEAU, JR. JAS. HARRISON, FELIX VALLE. CHOUTEAU, HAIIKISON & VALLE. Commission Merchants and Proprietors of the St. Louis Rolling 31111. A ND manufactures of bar iron in all its i*. various shapes, Sheet Iron and Boiler Plate, Nails and Spikes from the ore of the Iron Mountain, iron Store, No. 129 North Second street, St. Louis. September 1, 1851. An 111 a9l Spicer, TEWELEIt AND WATCHMAKER, at the sign of the Big Watch, Third street, ad next door to the St. Paul Drug Store, is prepared to make gold and silver watches, rings, spoons, JKplJi &c., on short notice. Also to repair the same, a-WananE* well as music books, shell combs, or finger rings, brace lets and ear drops, lie also keeps for sale a great variety of rings, perfumery, and whatever goods are usually en quired for at a Jeweler’s. W. H. FORBES, PUR COMPANY—St. Paul Outfit— ■Jl Also Dry Goods and Groceries, corner of Third and Jackson streets. j7w7babcock; PORWARDING and Commission Mer .l7 chant, Upper Lauding, Saint Paul, Minnesota Ter ritory. SPENCER. KIRKPATRICK & MARKLET, Forwarding and Commission Merchants, LEVEE, LOWER LANDING, ST. PAUL. feb 14 • 23-tf S. P. FOLSOM, C o uni y Survey or . May lie found at "dice of of Register of Deeds, on Third street, one dour below Minnesota Outfit. IT—y E. M’LAGAN, STORAGE AND COMMISSION MERCHANT, Jackson street, Lower Landing, St Paul, Minnesota. lIItOMPT attention given to all consignments, aud char ges numerate. St Paul, October IS, ISSI f THEODORE E. PARKER, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, STILLWATER, MINNESOTA TERRITOP.V, To my old friends, AND THE “REST OK MANKIND,” I would say, that l can by found during the winter, at the old stand of Charley Cave, on Third Street, where I will al ways be happy to wait upon them. Bar and house fur nished with the best of everv thing, uov. 22. tt. * WM. IIARTSIIORXE. PAINTIiSG. SIIERMAN ft MOREY, on Fourth street,St. Paul, near the middle of town, in the building of Mr. Kuox, up stair-, may be foutld, ready to atteud to Painting in all Us departments. House painting, sigh painting, carriage and ornamental painting, all done up promptly, ond .with paints of the best quality. If we do our work in a slov enly, unworkiuan like mannner we do not expect to get business in the enlightened town of St. Paul. Dec. 13, 1851. SHKRMAn &. MOREY. BOOKBINDING T’MIE subscriber would respectfully infojm the citizens x of St. Paul and Its vicinity, that he is now carrying on the above business in the 2U story of Spencer’s new build ing, on the corner of Frth and Roberts street. £3“ Particular attention paid to rebinding old books and periodicals. JaMES MACKINTOSH, feb 7 21-tf J C Burbank X co. St.Paul] fW L Fawcette fitco. St. Louis NORTH-WESTERN EXPRESS COMPANY, CONNECTING AT GALENA AND ST. LOUIS WTTH THE American and other Express Companies. rpo and from all the principal cities in the United States, California aud Europe, for the speedy transportation of money and valuable packages, col ection of drafts, notes, bills, accounts, 6tc., purchase and sale of all kinds of merchandize. C. R* Rice Ic Co., St. Paul, Otis West, St. Louis, J. Brookes, Galena. N. B.—Particular attention paid to forwarding and commission business generally. may 1. 33-tf AMERICAN SAfcOON, FRED. HARDY now keeps this well-known establish ment “on his own hook.” He hopes by a continued attention to the wants of his customers, to merit their patronage as heretofore. SADDLE, HARNESS AND TRUNK MANUFACTORY. I'HK subscriber solicits the patronage of the public, ; assures all purchasers in his line, that he will e 11 for cash, saddles, harness of all kinds, and trunks, of a better quality, aud cheaper than any other establish ment iu Minnesota. Pur. hasers will do well to call at his shop, on Third street, St. Paul, next door east of S. H. Sergent s and judge for themselves. ____ A. R. FRENCH. CKETCHES OF MINNESOTA, the New EngUnd of the West, by E. s. Seymour. For sale *>y J.EDCC & ROHRER. FIRE t MARINE INSURANCE, TJY the undersigned agent for the Protection Insurance A* Company of Hartford, Conn. Policies Issued upon the most favorable terms by W. P. Murray, Agent, Minnesota. St. Paul, February 28, 1892 2J-lm SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1852. THE MINNESOTIAN. From the Galena Advertiser. Prospects—The Canvass. The prospect every day brightens that Win field Scott will be the next President of the United States, and William A. Graham the Vice President. Our opinion is based, not only on what we know of the tendencies of human na ture in such cases, the tendencies of American feeling, but the various indications that mark tlie current of that feeling in various parts of the country at the present time. The changes appear to be more numerous in his favor than we have ever known them before for any Presi dential candidate, not excepting Harrison.— They are not confined to any one State or lo cality, but appear to extend all over the Uu ion. Within the lust four weeks, particularly, or since the adjournment of Congress, the whole prospect has brightened wonderfully.— The friends of Gen. Scott understand each other better, and begin to have a clearer ap preciation of the great strength of their candi date with the People, yet they are not so be sides themselves as to act as though they sup posed his popularity would elect him, without their votes. They are not too confident and have no right to be. They should feel as though every single vote possible to be gained might turn the scale, and so on up to the close of the election. If this plan and purpose is followed by every Whig, even Illinois may be crowned with unfading honor as she casts her e lectoral vote for the faithful old war-worn patri ot. Winfield Scott. Do not depend on the mag ic of great orators to effect this great object.— The most eloquent man in the world can cast but a single vote. You can do the same. Non can talk with your neighbor, if he is any doubt as to his duty, and it maybe strengthen him in the better way. Who can do more than this? For ourselves, we are full believers in fireside eloquence and fireside opinions. They can be better trusted than any others, for a man is sure then that his opinions are his own and not the offspring of the selfish passion of other minds. For about two months after the elec tion. the people seemed to take this matter into sober, quiet thought. The result lias been, they have concluded to elect Gen. Scott their President. Below are a few of the signs of this conclusion, and the country is full of such. CoxxECTicrr. —A writer from flic town of Lisbon, says, that a town in Windham county, which formerly gave fifty Loco Foco majority, will give at least one hundred majority for Scott. Connecticut is good for a full Harrison majority. Ohio. —Extract of a letter from Vernon, Knox county, dated Sept. 22. “John P. Hale was here yesterday and made a speech. You may set down Ohio for Scott—at least these are my honest convictions. Hale's nomination hurt Scott, but his speeches hurt Pierce. On Satur day, there was a canvass for votes in the cars from Cleveland to Shelby, and the result was. 393 for Scott, 170 for Pierce, and 08 for Hale. New York, —Extract of a letter from Lyons, Wayne county : “ In every town in the county there are important accession to our ranks.— Wayne county will give a larger majority for Scott and Graham than she did for Harrison. Indiana. —There was a Whig county meeting held a few days ago that was attended by not less than four thousand persons. So writes a correspondent of the New York Tribune. Massachusetts. —The Fitclihurgh (Mass.) Reveille says : “We hear of Democrats and Free Soilers in every direction who declare their determination to vote for Old Chip at the coming election.” Virginia. —ln Kanawha county. George 11. Camp. William L. Hindman, William Hayes. Wni. E. Graham, and Benjamin Rucker had been appointed on a Pierce vigilance commit tee. They come out in a card and say : “We prefer to be vigilant for the brave old patriot and soldier, who was vigilant for us when some of us were in our mother's arms.” Another. —lke Conley, of the fame county, being honored in the same way, says : “I must decline the appointment, for two reafons : First, because there are no Fierce men in my region to be vigilant over ; and second, because I expect, on this occasion, to go it all over for Scott mvself.” More Still. —Conrad Cart. Crawtord Cart, Adam Cart and Richard I). Cart, of the same county, who had received a sim’lar appoint ment, say : “ Instead of bringing democratic voters to tlie polls, we now declare that for ourselves we cannot lend our own votes or in fluence against the champions of our ‘ whole country.’ Yes, sir, we now intend to support Scott, Graham and the Union.” Max Shot. —We learn from the correspond ence of the Syracuse Journal, that a dreadful accident occurred at Fabius, Onondaga co., N. Y., on the 24th inst. The Journal's correspond ent thus details the heart-rending calamity : In the northeastern part of the village, lives a man, a farmer, by the name of I’arker An dross, who had a man in his employ by the name of Root. A brother of this Mr. Root came to visit him ; and, on Friday afternoon, for amusement, went into the forest, whicli is but a short distance from Mr. Audross' resi dence, to hunt, taking with them a rifle. Mr. Andross and his laborer were at work harvest ing corn, in a field adjoining the forest, into which the brother of Mr. Root had gone. The report of a rifle slartled Mr. Andross, and look ing up lie beheld Mr. Root falling. lie ap proached him and found him unable to speak. The ball had entered the posterior part of the head, near that most vital part of the human body—the joint that connects the head to the trunk, and killed him instantly. So sudden was the transition, that in nil probability he died instantly. A distracted wife, with three children, the youngest ouly a week old, mourn a husband and a father's death; and the unfortunate brother whose hand held the gun, feels the pain of Hitter anguish. It is too late to beware, when the deed is done; but this unfortune ac cident should be a caution to all who may handle a gun. This accident was not the re sult of the direct course of the ball. Mr. P. P. Sprague has taken the bearings, according to the positions given by Mr. Root, the brother of the deceased, to ascertain the path of the ball; and finds that it must have met with an obsta cle about sixteen rods from the muzzle of the rifle where its course was changed thirty de grees. It kept its direction thirty-three rods when it lodged in the head of the deceased.— Thus it seems the ball described a course of two directions, making a path of about fifty rods. Or. Adams, of our town, extracted the ball and found it much flattened. The deceased was buried yesterday. Female Colleges in Indiana.—.' There are at this time no less than five female colleges in In diana, under the direction of the Methodist Epis co n,I ! They are all in a flourishing condition having an aggregate attendance of about 900 pupils. Scott lv California.— A gentleman in San Francisco writes to his father by the last steam er . The Statu of California will give General Scott a majority of at least 10,000. The Whies here are in high glee, and are sanguine of suc cess. ’ Alarmed.— Mr Douglas, Gen. Cass and Col. Weller were in Chicago, on the 25th, and more help from abroad was expected. The Locos are alarmed for Illinois, where Douglas promised Pierce fifteen thousand majority! All the for eign aid and comfort which they can get in Illi nois from such men, will not help them a vote. Galena .ldv. Office—Corner of Jackson and Fifth Streets. Life in a Powder Mill. Dickens thus describes a vigil to the powder mill of Hounslow, near LondoS: “ In this silent region, amid whose ninety seven work-places no human voice ever breaks upon the ear. and where, indeed, no human form is seen, except in the isolated house in which his alloted task is performed, there are secreted upwards of two hondred and fifty work people. They are a peculiar race, not of course by nature, in most cases, but by the habit of years. The circumstances of momen tary destruction in which they live, added to the most stringent and necessary regulations, have subdued their minds and feelings to the condition of their hire. There is seldom any need to enforce these regulations. “ Some terrific explosion here, or in works of a similar kind elsewhere, leaves a fixed mark in their memories, and acts a constant warning. Here no shadow of a practical joke, or caper of animal spirits ever transpires: no witticisms, no oaths, no chafing or slang. A laugh is nev er heard ; a smile seldom seen.’ Even the work is carried on by the men with as few words as possible, and these uttered in a low tone. Not that any body fancies mere sound will awaken the spirit of combustion, er cause an explosion to take place, but that their feelings arc always kept subdued. “If one man wishes to communicate any thing to another, or to ask for anything from somebody at a short distance, he must go there; for he is never permitted to shout or call out. There is a particular reason for this last regu lation- Amid all this silence, whenever a shout docs occur, everybody knows that some imminent danger is expected the next moment, and all rush away headlong from the direction of the shout. As to running toward it to ren der any assistance, as is in common in all other cases, it is thoroughly understood that none can be afforded. An accident here is immedi ate and beyond remedy. If the shout be con tinued for sometime, (for a man might lie drowning in a river) that might cause one or two of the boldest to return; but this would be a very rare occurrence. “ It is by no moans to be inferred that the men are selfish and insensible to the perils of each other ; on the contrary, they have the greatest consideration for each other, as well as for their employers, and think of the danger to the lives of others, and the property at stake at all times, and more especially in all the more dangerous • houses.’ The proprietors of tlie various gunpowder mills all display the same consideration for eacn other, and whenever any improvement tending to lessen danger is discovered by one, it is im mediately communicated to all the others. The wages of men are good, and the hours very short; no artificial lights are used in the works They all wash themselves—black, white, and bronze—and leave the mills at 3$ in the after noon, winter and summer.” A Patch on Both Knees. —The following is one of the cleverest essays we have met with for many a day. Similar in style, it is not infe rior to f’ranklin's best: *• When 1 was a boy, it was my fortune to breathe, for a long time, what soma writers term the bracing air of poverty. My mother— light lie the turf upon the form which once en closed lier sweet and gentle spirit—was what is called an ambitious woman; for that quality which overturns thrones and supplants dynas ties, finds a legitimate sphere in the humblest abode that the shadow of poverty ever darken ed. The struggle between the wish to keep up appearances anil the pinching gripe of necessity, produce endless shifts and contrivances, at which we are told, some would smile, and some to whom they would teach their own experience would sigh. But let me not disturb the veil of oblivion which shrouds from profane eyes the hallowed mysterious of poverty. “ On one occasion it was necessary to send me on an errand to a neighbor in better circumstan ces than ourselves: and. therefore, it was neces sary that I should be presented in the best pos sible aspect. Great pains were taken to give a smart appearance to my hatched and dilapi dated wardrobe, and to conceal the rents and chasms which the envious tooth of time had made in them ; and by way of throwing over my equipment a certain savor and sprinkling of gentility, my red and toil-hardened hands were enclosed in the unfamiliar casing of a pair of gloves, which belonged to my mother in days when her years were fewer and her heart was lighter. “ I sallied forth on my errand, and on my way encountered a much older and bigger boy, who evidently belonged to a family which had all our own dragging poverty, and none of our uprising wealth of spirit. His rags fairly flut tered in the breeze; his hat was constructed upon the most approved principles of ventila tion, and his shoes from their venrable antiqui ty, might have been deemed a pair of fossil shoes—the very ones with which Shem shuffled iu the ark. He was an impudent varlet, with a daredevil swagger in his gait, and an‘l’m as good as you’ leer in his eye—tlie very whelp to throw dirt on a well dressed horseman, because he was well dressed—to tear a boys ruffles be cause he was clean. As soon as he saw me, his eye detected the practical inconsistencies which characterizad my costume, and, taking me by the shoulder, turning me around with no gentle hand, and surveying me from head to foot, ex claiming with a scornful laugh of derision, ‘ a patch on both knees with gloves on /” “ I still recall the sting of wounded feeling which shot through me at these wotds. To par ody a celebrated line of the immortal Tuscan — • That day I wore my gloves no more.’ Rut the lessson, so rudely enforced, sank deep into my mind ; and, in after life, I have frequent occasion to make a practical application of the words of my ragged friend, when I have ob served the ridiclous inconsistencies which so of ten mark the conduct of mankind. “ When, for instance, I see parents carefully providing for the ornamental education of their children, dancing and drawing, but giving no thought to that moral and religions training from whicli the true dignity and permanent hap piness of life can come, never teaching them habits of self-discipline and control, hut rather, by example, instructing them in evil speaking, in uncharitableness, in envy and in falsehood, I think, with a sigh, of a patch on both knees and gloves on. “When I see a family in cold, selfish solitude, not habitually warming their houses with a glow of happy faces, but lavishing that which could furnish the hospitality of a whole year, upon the profusion of a single night, I think of the patch on both knees and gloves on. “When I sec a house profusely furnished with sumptuous furniture, rich curtains and luxuri ous carpets, but with no books, or none but a few towdry annuals, I am reminded of the patch on both knees and gloves on. “When I see our public men cultivating ex clusively those qualities which win a way to office, and neglecting those which will qualify them to fill honorably the posts to which they aspire, I recall the patch on both knees and gloves on. “When I see men sacrificing peace of mind and health of body to the insane pursuit of wealth, living in ignorance of the character of children who are growing up around them, put ting themselves from the highest and purest pleasures of their natures, and so perverting their humanity, that which was sought as a means insensibly comes to be followed as an end, I say to myself, “A patch on both knees and gloves on.” “When I see thousands spent in selfishness and ostentation, and nothing bestowed for char ity ; when I see fine ladieß bestained and be jeweled, cheapening the toils of dressmakers, and with harsh words embittering the bitter bread of dependence ; when I see the poor turned away from the proud houses."where the crumbs of tables would be to them a feast I think of the patch on both knees and gloves on.” Thornes Jefferson and John Adams, There is no chapter in American history which can be read with more unalloved pleas ure than that which tells us of the‘friendship which marked the last years of this: devoted patriots. They had been rivals—the heads of contending, excited parties. Each in his turn had been preferred by the American people to the other, for the highest office w ithin their gift. They themselves had partaken of the bitter ness of the conflict; so much so. that when Mr. Jefferson was elected to the Presidential chair in place of Adams, (says a cotemporary.) the latter broke over all ordinary rules of courtesy, so far as to leave Washington suddenly, ou the evening of the third of March, because he would not remain to witness the inauguration of his rival on the fourth. Yet these men, (says the same writer,) these American patriots, when their political campaigns were over, and they had retired, the one to his Monticello and the other to his Montizillo, and were passing quietly down the vale of years, these former foes turned to each other with mutual esteem and affection, and looked upon each other as brother patriots and fellow laborers in the great cause of their country's freedom and prosperity. While ‘thus in their retirement, walking thoughtfully On the silent, solemn shore Of that vast ocean they must sail so soon,” the following beautiful and touching corros pondence passed between them. It was about three years before their simultaneous death, which occurred on the 4th of July, and the fifti eth anniversary of our independence. The letter of Mr. Jefferson was written soon after an attack upon him by a “Native of Vir ginia,” and when there was a strong expecta tion of a war between Russia and Turkey ; this will explain some allusions in the letters. FROM MR. JEFFERSON TO MR. ADAMS. Monticello, June 1, 1622. “It is very long, my dear sir, since I have written to you. My dislocated w rist is now be come so stiff that I write so slowly and with pain : and. therefore, write as little as I can.— Yet it is due to mutual friendship to ask once in a while how do we do? The papers tell us that Gen. Stark is oil' at tlie age of ninety three. ****** still lives, at about the same age. cheerful, slender as a grasshopper, and so much without memory that he scarcely recognizes the members of bis household. An intimate friend called on him not long since, ft was difficult to make him recollect who he was. and sitting one hour he told him the same story four times over. Is this life—with laboring step “ To tread our former footsteps ? pace the round Eternal ?—to beat and beat The beaten track—to see wbat we have seen— To taste the tasted—o’er palates to descant Another vintage V” “It is, at most the life of a cabbage, surely not worth a wish. When all our faculties have left, or are leaving us one by one, sight, hear ing, memory, every avenue of pleasing sensa tion is closed, and athuniy, debility, and mal aise left in their places, w hen the friends of our youth are all gone, and a generation has risen around us whom we know not, is death an evil ? “ When one by one our ties are tern. And friends from friends is snatched forlorn ; When man is left alone to mourn, Oh, then, how sweet it is to die ! When trembling limbs refuse 111 "11 weight, And tilms slow gathering dim tlie sight; When clouds obscure the mental ilght, ’Tfs nature’s kindest boon to die I” “I really think so. I have ever dreaded a doating age ; and my health has been general ly so good, that I dread it still. The rapid de cline of my strength during the last winter has made me hope sometimes that I see land. Du ring summer I enjoy its temperature ; hut I shudder at the approach of winter, and wish I could sleep through it with the dormouse, and only wake with him in the spring, if ever.— They say that Stark could walk about his room. lam told you walk well and firmly. I can only reach my garden, and that with sensi ble fatigue. I ride, however, daily ; but read ing is my delight. I should wish never to put pen to paper ; and the more because of the treacherous practice some people have of pub lishing one’s letters without leave. Lord Mans field declared it a breach of trust, and punisha ble by law. I think it should be a penitentiary fclony ; yet you will have seen that they have drawn me out in the arena of newspapers. Al though 1 know it is too late for me to buckle on the armor of my youth, yet my indignation would not permit me passively to receive the kick of an ass. “To turn to the news of the day, it seems that the cannibals of Europe arc going to eat ing one another again. A war between Russia and Turkey is like the battle of the kite and snake : whichever destroys the other, leaves a destroyer less for the world. “This pugnacious humor of the world seems to be the law of his nature, one of the obstacles to too great multiplication provided in the mechanism of the Universe. The cocks of the hen-yard kill one another ; bears, bulls, rams, do the same, and the horse, in his wild state, kills the young males, until worn down with age and war. some vigorous youth kills him.— * * * * I hope we shall prove how much happier for man the Quaker policy is, and that the life of the feeder is better than that of the fighter; and it is some consolation that the dcssolation by these maniacs of one part of the earth, is the means of improving it in other parts. Let the latter bo our office ; and let us milk the cow while the Russian bolds holds her by the horns, and the Turk by the tail. God bless you and give you health, strength, good spirits, and as much life as you think worth having. “ THOMAS JEFFERSON.” MR. ADAMS REPLY. Moxtezili-o, June 11, 1622. “ Dear Sir : Half an hour ago I received, and this moment have heard for the third or fourth time, the best letter that was ever writ ten by an Octegenarian, dated June Ist * * “ 1 have not sprained my wrist; but both my arms and hands are so overstrained that I can not write a line. Poor Stark remembered noth ing and could talk of nothing but the battle of Gcnnington. *** *is not quite so reduced.— I cannot mount my horse, but I can walk three miles over a rugged, rocky mountain, and have done it within a month ; yet I feel, while sitting in my chair, as if I could not rise out; and when risen, as if I could not walk across the room ; my sight is very dim, hearing pretty good memory poor enough. “ I answer your question—is death an evil ? It is not an evil. It is a blessing to the indi vidual, and the rest of the world ; yet we ought not to wish for it till life becomes insupporta ble. We must wait the pleasure and conven ience of the ‘Great Teacher.’ Winter is as terrible to me as to you. lam almost reduced in it to the life of a bear or a torpid swallow.— I cannot read, but my delight is to hear others read ; and I tax all my friends most unmerci fully and tyranically against their consent. • “ The ass has kicked in vain ; all men say the dull animal has missed the mark. “ The globe is a theatre of war ; its inhabit ants are all heroes. The little eels in vinegar, and the animalcules in pepper-water, I believe arc are quarrelsome. The bees are as warlike as the Romans, Russians, Britons or French.— Ants, cattcrpillers, and cankerworms are the only tribes among whom I have not seen bat tles, and Heaven itself, if we hi lieve Hindoos, Jews, Christians, and Mahometans, has not al ways been at peace. We need not trouble our selves about these things, nor fret ourselves be cause of evil-doers : but safely trust the ‘Ruler with his skies.’ Nor need we dread the ap proach of dotage, let it come, if it must. **♦*•*. it seems, still delights in his four stories: and “ tat k remembered to the last his Bennington, and exulted in his glory ; the worst of the"evil is, that our friends will suffer more l y our im becility than we ourselves. »*«»». “ In wishing for your good health and happi ness, I am very selfish ; for I hope for more let ters. This is worth more titan five hundred dollars to me, for it lias already given me, and it will continue to give me mere pleasure than a thousand. Mr. Jay, who is about your age, I am told, experiences more decay than you do. “ I am your old friend, „ , “ JOHN ADAMS. “ President Jefferson.” Carious instance of Fortune-Telling. From a lucid summary of the “Story of the Countess of Stair,” grand-daughter of the Chan cellor, Earl of London, we extract the follow ing : It was. her lot at an early age to be united to James, Viscount Primrose*a man of the worst temper and most dissolute manners. Her lady ship, who hail no small share of the old Chan cellor in her constitution, could have managed most men with ease, by dint of superior intel lect and force of character; but the cruelty of Lord Primrose was too much for her. lie treat ed her so barbarously that she bad even reason to fear that he would some day put an end to her life. One morning she was dressing herself in Iter chamber, near an open window, when his lordship entered the room behind her, with a drawn sword in his baud. He had opened the door softly, and although his face indicated a resolution of the most horrible nature, he had still the presence of ntind to approach her with caution. Had site not caught a glimpse of his face and figure In the glass, he would, in all probability, have conte near enough to execute his bloody purpose, before she was aware, or could have taken any measures to have saved herself. Fortunately, she perceived him iu[tiuie to leap out of the open window iuto the street. Ilall-dressed as she w as, sfie immediately, by a very laudable exertion of her natural good sense, went to the house of Lord Primrose’s mother, where she told her story and demanded protection. That protection was at once ex tended ; and it being now thought vain to at tempt a reconciliation, they never afterwards lived together. Lord Primrose soon afterwards went abroad. During his absence, a foreign conjurer, or fortune-teller, came to Edinburgh, professing, among othi r wonderful accomplish ments, to be able to inform any person of the present condition or situation of any other per son, at whatever distance, in whom the appli cant might be interested. Lady Primrose was excited by curiosity to go, with a female friend, to the lodgings of the wise man in the Canon gate. for the purpose of inquiring the motions of her husband, of whom she had not heard for a considerable time. It was at night; and the two ladies went, with the tartan screens or plaids of tlieir servants drawn over their facts by way of disguise. Lady Primrose having desctilKd tlie ltnlit fount lit whose fate she was interested, and having expressed a desire to know what he was at present doing, the conju ror led her to a large mirror, in which she dis tinctly perceived the appearance of the inside of a church, with a marriage party arranged near the altar. To her astonishment, she recog nised in the shadowy bridegroom no other than her husband. The magical scene was not ex actly like a picture ; or ii' so, it was rather like the live pictures of the stage than the dead im movable delineations of the pencil. It admitt ed of additions to the persons represented, and of a progress of action. As the lady gazed on it, the ceremonial of the marriage seemed to proceed. The necessary arragements had at last been made; the priest seemed to have pro nounced the preliminary service ; he was just on the point of bidding the bride and bride groom join hands, when suddenly a gentleman, for whom the rest seemed to have waited n con siderable time, and a brother of her own, then abroad, entered the church, and advanced hur riedly towards the party. Tlie aspect of this person w as at first only that of a friend who had been invited to attend the ceremony, and who had come too late; but as be advanced, the ex pression of his countenance and figure was al tered. lie stopped short; his face assumed a wrathful expression; be drc-w his sword and rushed up to the bridegroom, who prepared to defend himself The whole scene then became tumultuous and indistinct, and soon after van ished entirely away. When Lady Primrose reached home, she wrote a minute narrative of the whole transaction, to which she appended the day of the month on which she had seen the mysterious vision. This narrative she scaled up in the presence of a witness, and then deposited it in one of her drawers. Soon afterwards her brother returned from his travels, and came to visit her. She asked if, in the course of his wanderings, he had happened to see or hear anything of Lord Prim rose? The young man only answered by say ing that he wished he might never hear the name of that detested personage mentioned. Lady Primrose, however questioned him so closely that lie at last confessed having met his lordship, and that under very strange circum stances. Having spent some time in one of the Dutch cities—it was either Amsterdam or Rot terdam—he had become acquainted with a rich merchant, who had a very beautiful daughter, bis only child, and the heiress of his large for tune. One day, his friend, the merchant, in formed him that his daughter was about to be married to a Scottish gentleman, who had late ly come to reside there. The nuptials were to take place in the course of a few days; and, os he was a countryman of the bridegroom, he was invited to the wedding. He went accordingly, was a little too late for the commencement of the ceremony, but, fortunately, came in time to prevent the sacrifice of an amiable young lady to the greatest monster alive in human shape—bis own brother-in-law, Lord Prim rose. The story proceeds to say that, although La dy Primrose had proved her willingness to be lieve in the magical delineations of the mirror, by writing down an account of them, yet she was so much surprised by discovering them to be the representations of actual fact, that she almost fainted. Something, however, yet re mained to be ascertained. Did Lord Primrose’s attempted marriage take place exactly at the same time with her visit to the conjuror? She asked her brother on what day the circumstance which he related took place ? Having been in formed, she took out her key, and requested him to go to her chamber, to open a drawer which she described, and to bring her a sealed packet which he would find in that drawer. On the Eacket being opened, it was discovered that wdy Primrose had seen the shadowy represen tation of her husband’s abortive nuptials on the very evening when they were transacted in re ality. •Defalcation.— There was great expitement in Wall street, New York, a few days age, it being known that Brown, Brothers & Co., had been defrauded of $230,000 by their cashier, in con nection with B. A- Comstock, a note broker.— They had managed within two years to abstract that sum. Both parties are iu prison, and an examination will take place. The father of the Cashier, Mr. Bowen, is a partner in the house, and is completely overwhelmed with his son’s conduct. EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS Lost and Found.—We find the following statement in the Sacramento Union. It is a communication from Weavcrrille, California, under date of July 25th. 1532. The Mr. Martin referred to formerly lived at Mineral Point : In the month of June, ’sl, a miner named Richard Martin, having accumulated an hun dred ounces of gold, buried the same for safe keeping in the earth floor of his cabin. On the day following the deposit, .Martin returning front his work discovered certain evidences that lt'ts cabin had bent pro-pec ted by some enter prising miner during his absence, the floor be ing punctured in divers places and a pine stick sharpened at the end remaining upon the ground. Martin s first move was to h,ok after his hidden treasure, but he dug in vain the hard earned wages of a year’s toil in the mines was gone from him in a moment; the por- fellow was reduced to a state of despair, and seemed as if he were insane. For a long time after wards, w henever his mind was occupied with his loss—indeed it required all the consolation which his friends could bestow to give him heart even to attempt to make it up again. In the fall follow ing this occurrence, Dick's part ner left the country for his home, and not Ling but the loss of his money prevented Dick from going with him. Strong suspicions were fas tened upon a certain individual, based on cir cumstances; it was coned red a moral certainty that this man had the mcnoy, and so the matter remained up to this time. ‘Jn the interval for tune again smiled on Dick and his pile grew apace. However, the memory of his lost trea sure still haunted him, and it was his habit fre quently to visit the old cabin and make further excavations, in the desperate hope that, to use his own language, “the fellow’s conscience might force him to bring it back.” But. as 1 said, fortune smiled on Dick, and he started some two months since to visit his parents in England, with much more money than he would have had, at the time his partner left, including that which was stolen. The sequel happened yesterday, when one Thomas Drew went into the same cabin for the purpose of digging up some dust which he had deposited near the same place two months past, in the course of his operations Drew struck a bag in a decayed slate which did not belong to him. The gold, which was in a loose condition, was soon panned out. and has since been fully identified as Dick’s by his old partner, who re turned here a few days ago. I leave the envi ous to conjecture whether or no tlie fellow's conscience forced bint to bring it back. It will gratify Dick to learn that his money is in safe hands, and it is a curious chain for those who like to study the circumstances which con trol the fortunes of men. The men unfortu nately suspected is now as fully vindicated be fore all men as he was before 'in his own con science. Ten dollars Reward. — l will pay the above reward to the Ohio Statesman, at Columbus, the Cincinnati Enquirer, or the Cleveland Plain dealer, if they will publish in their Daily and Weekly papers all the votes that Gen. Frank Pierce gave for and against the River and Harbor appropriations for the West, while he was a member of Congress—and then name the River and Harbor bills that Gen. Jackson and Van Buren signed, and that Gen. Frank Pierce voted against. Or. I will give them five dollars for every vote that they will show that he gave for such appropriation's, if they will agree to give me one dollar for each vote I will show Frank Pierce gave against such purposes. 1 w ill not take Sam Houston's statement for the same undo- oath. I will abide the result of an official and attested copy from the records of Congress. The editor of the Atlas will name the party who makes the offer, aud who will pay the money as toon as the above shall be shown that Pierce gave a vote or votes for such a purpose; and it will be expected that they will name the person who will pay me as above for such votes as I may be able to show that 1 rank Pierce gave against the foregoing named object. W. P. P. S. All the Whig papers in the State will please publish this. The Locofoco papers will of course give it circulation.—lV. P.—Cincin nati Atlas. Anecdote of Henry Clay.— The following we select from among the many other annec dotes of Mr. Clay, recently published in Har per's Magazine A striking instance of the simplicity as well as humanity of Mr. Clay's character is given iu the following authentic anecdote of him, while a member of the House of Representatives : Almost everybody iu Washington City will remember an old hc-goat, which formerly in habited a livcvy-stable in Pennsylvania Avenue. This animal was the most independent citizen of the Metropolis. He belonged to no par*y, although he frequently gave pedestrians •• stri king” proofs of his adhesion to the “leveling” principle; for, whenever a person stopped any where in the vicinity, “Billy” was sure to “make at hint," horns and all. The boys took delight in irritating him. and frequently so an noyed him that ho would “butt” against lamp posts and trees to their great amusement. One day Henry Clay was passing along the avenue, and seeing the boys intent on worrying Billy into a fever, stopped, and with character istic humanity expostulated with them upon their cruelty. The boys listened with silent awe to the eloquent appeal of the “Lnminary of the West,” but it was all Cherokee to Billy, who—the ungrateful scamp!—arose majestical ly on his hind legs, and made a desperate plunge at his friend and advocate, Mr. Clay, however, proved too much for his horned adversary. He seized both horns of the dilemma, and then came the “ tug of war.” The struggle was long aud doubtful. “Ha!” exclaimed the statesman, “I've got yon fast, you old rascal! I'll teach you better manners than to nttack your friends 1 But, boys,” he continued, “wlmt shall I do note?” “ Why, trip up his feet. Mr. Clay.” Mr. Clay did as he was told, and after many severe efforts, brought Billy down on his side. Here he look ed at the boys imploringly, seeming to say, “I never was in such a fix as this before.” The combatants were now nearly exhausted; but the goat had the advantage, for he was gaining breath all the time the statesman was losing it. “Boys!” exclaimed Mr. Clay, puffing and blowing, “ this is rather an awkwarfl business. What shall I do next ?” “Why, don’t you know?” said a little fellow, making his own preparations to run as he spoke: “ all you’ve got to do is to let go, and run like blazes!” The hint was taken at once, much to the amusement of the boys who had been “lectur ed.” Singular Discovert. —lt is stated in one of our English papers, that the work of draining the Lake of Haarlem has led to the discovery of an immense mass of human remains, deeply embedded in the mud, and placed precisely on the spot where, according to a topographic chart laid down in 1511, and which has always been considered as perfectly accurate, the unfor tunate village of Nicrewenkirk was situated, and in 1539 was swallowed up by one of those eruptions of the North Sea which formed the immense Lake of Haarlem. Help Wanted.—All the Pierce papers are publishing a call for a Webster Convention at MadiHon. to nominate a Welter vh ctora! tick 'et for this Slate. They ai ect oucbly intr< at 1 die Whig papers "t< copy, but i... v!,,g paper ferm“ dispos'd to help tie rr,. Tins is too e«d. II the Hunkers are sick ot Mr. Pierce and w ant to take up Mr. Webster instead, they deserve to be encouraged. It would really be a creditable change. —Milwaukee Sentinel. NUMBER 5