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AND IOWA PATRIOT, .0BLISHED EVERY THURSDAY IN 18 HB UPPER STORY OF THE BUILD- IN0 AT THE CORNER OF Washington and Water Streets, URLINSTON. DES MOINES COUNTS. IOWA. TERMS: uiWK-EYE & PATRIOT is published .week, at THREE DOLLARS per JJ IN ADVANCE. l,.compliance with the above terms A Vectcach delinquent to an extra charge Lfivc cents, for every three months 0f t*en»'u ''Sitrr Pr°doce' J- P. 6e«e». H, 1833 J. P. Fire itn in p»ymunt Woo,1» 5iC,» ta- of subscriPtion- »i,„ tDGE wttmcnt Goodi, do. bttti ine, anxiah, glu®, maddtr, 18 g)u, U, ds, lOd.lld, ind An, "titeeL c*,«kiei TARR: Saw*, and M»r SfEECHOF JUDGE BURNETT OF OHIO, I lithe WH% National Convention, giv jg? a brief history of the Life of General WILLIAM HF.NRY HARRISON.! fleets not been suu let® tiu wthis ncinjutit r!»ale see him »1 and w AIM, Troweli ad i Raxon, cannot distinguish him, by the appear anceftof his dress, from any of his bro ther farmers who are laboring in his vicinity. His house is open to all, and his hospitalities free to all, wheth er high or low, rich or poor. It is not exaggeration when I say—be lieve me, sir, it is not poetry or fic tion when I say, if he had but one dollar, he would not, because he could not, x'efuse to divide it with a friend in distress. In politics he has always been a Democratic Republican of the school ot Washington, Jefferson, and Madi son he detests the agrarian, infidel gaining power principles which are invBRTisEMESTS will be inserted at and influence at the present day, and fetstSKBSSftSfi?!ri3ls'thfdoct,iM i MOCiai ,Ah01 advertise by the year. liberal deduction will be made to all those increased in future conflict, should it and soldiers found a premature grave, again become necessary to vindicate The first tour of military duty he per his character or his cause. General formed was in the succeeding winter, Harrison entertains towards him the when he marched through the snow same feelings, and has long ardently on foot at the head of his detachment, desired to see him at the head of the with his knapsack upon his back, to nation nor would he have been a the fatal battle-field to inter the bones candidate in 1836, had it not been of the slain. This was his first mili distinctly announced that Mr. Clay 'tary service. We find him after had withdrawn from the canvass. wards, in 1794, an aid-de-camp of the The State ot Ohio has witnessed! gallant Wayne, distinguishing himself the honors which have been paid to at the battle of the rapids of the Mau that distinguished citizen in every mee, where, for his bravery and good art of the Union with great delight,: conduct, he received the thanks of the ad has been among the first to ack-: Qommander in Chief, communicated nowledge, or, more properly speak-' to the army in general orders. In isg, to assert and vindicate their jus-! 1795, he was engaged in making the tice and here, in the presence of this] treaty of Greenville, under the su sogust assembly, we endorse them. I perintendence of General Wayne, It is, no doubt, expected, sir, that which terminated the Indian war.— the delegation of Ohio will say some- He was soon after appointed Corn thing onthis occasion in commenda-j mandant of Fct Washington, and tion of their favorite son, on whom had the management of the public this Convention has just bestowed property chiefly collected at that one among the highest honors to I post. which the ambition of man can as-j Early in 1798, the object being ac pire—an unanimous nomination fori complished which prompted him to the first office in the gift of a free join the army, he resigned his corn aid powerful nation. I hope, sir, IJ mission and removed to his farm.— fall not be charged with vanity when The next military enterprise in which Isay that I have been his intimate we find him engaged was the expedi companion and friend for more than tion to Tippecanoe. The treaty forty years. The free and continu- which he had then recently made ed intercourse that has existed be- with the Indian tribes had been v io tween us for so long a period, must lated. Tecumseh, admitted by all to necessarily enable m6 to speak with! be the most intrepid warrior and the some confidence as to his character, most talented chief of the age, had acquirements, and course of life. I prevailed on the tribes who were Maker, an ardent, active, penetra ting mind—far, very far above medi ocrity that mind has been improved ty a classical education, under the wst instructors of that day it has been stored with valuable and useful knowledge, literary, scientific and his torical. You can scarcely name an important subject on which he has not read and reflected, and on which hecannot write and converse with fa cility and clearness. He is a good belles lettres scholar a ready, cor rect, and strong writer, and must be ranked, wherever he is known, in the class of men who are most distin guished for improved and cultivated intellect. In the finer qualities of the heart no man can justly claim a preference to borrow the strong ex pressive language of my friend, Gov. Metcalf, "HARRISON has an expanded heart, and it is always in the right place." Though brave as Napoleon, ne has much of the milk of human kindness. Benevolence, and a desire to better the condition of the whole Human family, predominate in his soul, and are constantly forcing Jhwnselves into action. In dress, he ls plain and unostentatious in man ors, affable and unassuming. When ®een engaged on his farm, which is daily employment, and necessarily followed to obtain his daily bread, you lhat"« A long to the victors, and that an exec- utive or ministerial officer of Govern ment may assume the responsibility of construing the Constitution and laws of the conntry for selfish or par ty purposes. These statements, sir, are not sur mises, nor are they taken on trust Reported for the Harrisburg Chronicle. they are gathered from his long life MR. PBKSIDKNT:—Laboring under, of civil and military service and have the influence of a severe cold, which been seen by all who have observed both my voicc and head, it him either at the head of the army, be apprehended that I shall in the gubernatorial chair, in the halls -Hainthe Convention by a long ad-^ of legislation, or in a diplomatic sta dress. But sir, indisposed as I am, I i tion must'add my approving voice to the' In 1791, this distinguished son of lustaud merited plaudits which have the venerable signer of the Declara- pronounced from every part of, tion of Independence was engaged in this assembly on the distinguished, the study of medicine under the care of the patriotic State of Ken-, of Dr. Rush, of Philadelphia. Hear tucky. In admiration of his talents,, ingof the murders committed by the virtues, and public services, no man Indians on the defenceless inhabitants floor goes further than I do of the Northwestern frontier, he re aor does any one repeat them with solved to go to their relief. At his more pleasure and pride. They are1 request, his guardian and friend, Ro the property of the nation, and we bert Morris, of Revolutionary memo all claim them as tenants in common ry, obtained for him, from President Lon* and ardently have I desired to Washmgton, an ensigncy in the Army in the Presidential chair, and of the United States. With this mj tattle have I fought for tho parchment in his pockethe hastened iccomplishment of that desire. But to Cuicmnati, but did not reach it un-: br men on tins Boor bear more of till St. C.air had marched into the In- te scars of political warfare, receiv- dian territory by winch providentia 'kind edinbis defence, than I do nor is event he was not on the bloody field there one more willing t.o have them where so many of his fellow officers s He is a native of the "Old Domin-1 parties to that treaty to refuse its ion," and is an honor to the State execution arid, for the purpose of in which gave him birth. He is a son suring the success of his project, was of Gov. Harrison of Virginia, who attempting to form a union among all was a patriot of the Revolution, and: the tribes from the lakes to the Gulf 1 1 nsigner of the Declaration of Inde pendence, proclaimed by the Conti nental Congress in 1776 by which *olemn act'he pledged ^his life, his fortune, and his sacredi honor," to of Mexico. He had visited the Norh ern tribes, and had secured their co operation, and was negociating with those of the South for the same pur pose. Harrison, who was aware of maintain that declarationj and he no-j his plan, and that he was actually en redeemed his pledge. His son of whom I now speak, inherited from gaged in the successful execution of it, was not idle. He communicated the facts to Mr. Madison, stating what wouid be the consequences of permitting it to be completed. The President promptly placed the 4th re giment under the command of Harri son, then Governor of Indiana or dered him to raise four hundred vol unteers, ana proceed to the Indian country. The order was so prompt ly obeyed that our gallant little army of 800 men arrived at Tippecanoe be fore Tecumseh had returned from the South. When Harrison reached the settlement, twelve hundred warriors had already assembled. He sent for the chiefs they came to his camp.— He told them their Great Father had not sent him to fight, but to settle their complaints amicably and he in vited them to meet him in council thev promised to do so the next day, and* then returned to their village— As soon as they were gone, he told his officers he knew, from their lan guage and behavior, that they intend ed to attack him before morning— Confident that this was the counsel they meditated, he encamped his ar my in the order of battle, and direct ed his men to lie down with their clothes on and their arms at their sides. His predictions soon became history. An hour or two before day, in a dark, foggy night, the attack was made with great fury, The conflict lasted nearly two hours, and until daylight enabled him to see the posi tion of the Indians, when a vigorous charge was ordered, which termina ted in their defeat and dispersion.— The army then marched to the vil lage and destroyed it. We may safely affirm that this was the first instance in which American troops have sustained themselves against a superior force of Indians, in a night attack of two hours' continuance.— As fruits of this victory, the treaty was preserved, and the peace and safety of the frontier secured. It was from this battle, so important to the Government and People of Indiana, and so brilliant in the mode of its a chievement against a desperate foe, that General Harrison derived the ap pellation of the J'Heso. of Tippeca noe." The savages On the frontier of In diana having been thus defeated and scattered, Governor Harrison, hear ing that they were taking scalps and breaking up the settlements on the frontier of Ohio, resigned his commis sion as Governor and Superintend, ant of Indian Affairs, together with their emoluments, repaired to Cincin nati, and volunteered in our defence. In a'few months he Succeeded in scattering the savages on our bor ders a part of them he drove to the lakes, and the residue he compelled to remove to a place of safety within our settlements. By this operation the settlers on our frontier were re lieved from danger, and hundreds who had fled to the denser settlements of the State for protection, returned to their improvements, and occupied them in safety. A person who has not an r.ccurate knowledge of the condition of the Northeastern portion of Ohio at the time of the late war, when it was an wi|deraess without in,lab. #ther lha„ abo'ri ines without bl-d ferries°or 'impK«e- ca',mot an J-~ idea of the difficulty General Harri son encountered, in feeding, sustain-, ing, and keeping together his army. The difficulties and perplexities which beset him during all his campaigns are.known to but few, and cannot be justly appreciated by any yet, by unceasing activity, and by the efforts of his powerful mind, he overcame them all. But it is impossible to dwell on minutia—a volume would not contain the half of such a detail. Pressed down by all those difficulties, he kept the field he never despaired for a moment and such was the con fidence reposed in his bravery and skill, by both officers and soldiers, that their spirits never flagged, their hopes never sunk. It is not general ly known that the fleet built at Erie by which the command of the lakes was obtained, was a project recom mended by General Harrison, and that it was adopted by Mr. Madison, in consequence of his unbounded con fidence in the prudence and sound judgment of him who proposed it.— Before the period of which I am now speaking, Gen. Harrison had been ap pointed a Major General in the mi litia of Kentucky, by a law of that State, and had been appointed a Ma jor General in the Army of the Uni ted States by Mr Madison. Passing over a multitude of affairs of smaller moment, let us point your attention to the memorable seige of Fort Meigs that work of defence, consisting of a mud. embankment and an enclosure of piquets, was defend ed, triumphantly and successfully, by about a thousand men for many days (if I mistake not, seven or eight) a gainst the attack of Proctor, who commanded an army of British and Indians at least four times the number of the besieged, which was furnished with all the material necessary for the occasion. Such were the skill, the bravery, and the indefatigable ef forts of General Harrison—such was the success of the repeated sallies he made, that he compelled the enemy to abandon the seige in despair. It is worthy of remark, that, on the se cond day of the attack, Proctor sent an officer with a flag, to demand the surrender of the post. The grounds that the Amer- of this demand were, ican force was too weak to defend thejj!^ works against the overwhelming force of the besiegeis, and that General Proctor was anxious to.save the effu-j BURLINGTON, I. T., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1840. cumseh, that as soon as the fort sur rendered, which they considered as inevitable, Harrison should be given up to the Indians, to be disposed of as they might see proper. Harrison re plied: "Then General Proctor can be neither a soldier nor a man. But if it shall ever be his fate to surren der to me, his life shall be protected, but I will dress him in a petticoat and deliver him over to the squaws, as be ing unworthy to associate with men." On this story, sir, was founded an in famous slander on General Harrison, and a base insult to the ladies of Chilicothe, fabricated by a person whose name I will not stoop to men tion, and published by the Admininis tration press. It was not long after the successful defence of this fort that our honored nominee led his victorious armv into Fort Maiden, recaptured Detroit and the territory surrendered by the un fortunate Hull, and pursuing the ene my to the Thames, subdued"the unit ed forces of Proctor and Tecumseh, and captured the entire British army! The war having been thus glorious ly terminated in his own district, Harrison repaired to Erie, and tender ed his services to the army operating in that quarter. Unfortunately, the Secretary of War was there, who felt some private griefs unredressed, and was moreover envious of the lau rels which Gen. Harrison had so dear ly, but justly, won. Being unwil ling to see another added to the wreath, he ordered him to repair to Ohio, where he had no further duty to perform, having already brought the war to a close in that quarter. The order was obeyed. He returned to his family and immediately resigned his commission, declaring that he could not honestly eat the bread of the government when he was denied the privilege of rendering service in return. Here, sir, terminated forever the brilliant career of a, hero who had won many victories, but who never lost a battle. Now, sir, let us look at this disting' uished man in political and private life Time forbids to do more than name the stations he has filled. When he resigned his first commission, which was given him by the "Father of his country," he was appointed Secreta ry of the North-western territory. The Governor being then absent, he was ex-officio acting Governor, and vested with all the executive power of the territory which he executed with great prudence, and to the ap probation of the government and People. In 1799 the Territorial Leg islature (myself being one of them) appointed him the delegate to repre sent the Territory in the Congress of the United States. His election had been opposed by a numerous class of men who- had purchased land from his father-in-law, and had settled on and improved it. They had failed to ob tain a title from the vendor, and were at the mercy of Congress liable to be dispossessed at any moment. They wished to obtain pre-emption rights and other indulgences. It was the in terest and the anxious desire of the vendor to defeat their object. On this account they entreated the Leg islature not to appoint Mr Harrison, believing that he would be governed by the views of his father-in-law, and oppose their claims. He was, notwith standing, chosen, and to the surprise of those men, he volunteered in their cause, and though against his own ul timate interest, he procured for them the boon they were so anxious to ob tain. At the same session he procured the passage of an act requiring the public lands to be surveyed and sold in small tracts. Under the former law, it was impossible for a poor man to become a purchaser from Govern ment—he was compelled to purchase from the speculator at an advanced price. But by the amendment, every poor man in the nation, if industrious might become an independent free holder and, sir, it is public history that thousands and thousands have become so, and every emigrant who now removes to the west from any part of the Union has the same privilege. The benefit which has been derivted by the industrious poor efforts of General is beyond 'he power of llie 111 suc:essfo| numjjers to cornpUte. G®neial Proctor knows the usages o wai? Having accom- ]ished these important objecls sion of blood. e in Congress he resigned his seat and was son promptly replied: Ji|lte(1 as I am bound to believe he does, he must either have considered me igno rant of them, or he must have intend ed an insult. It was his duty to make the demand before he com menced firing on the works. But, sir, (said he) go back and tell your General that I know my own force and his, and that I shall defend the works to the last extremity. Tell him, further, that if he ever possesses the fort, he shall obtain it in a way that will give him more honor in the estimation of his Government than he could derive from a thousand sur renders." Another incident is also worthy of notice:—After the enemy had retired, a number of the Indians who had left them came into the fort and stated that a contract had been entered into between Proctor and Te- Gover°nor of IndianiU He administered that Government twelve years, with such ability, benignity and success, that all that portion of its present population, who resided there under his administration, look up to him as the great political father of their state. We next find him representing the people in the legisla ture of Ohio—then in the House of Representatives of the United States —afterwards in the Senate of the U. States—and lastly, we see him the Ambassador of his government at the court of the haughty Bolivar. In all these stations he received from the Government and the People, the plau dit of "well done, good and faithful servant," and it may be added this has been his only reward. Suffer me to say here, that it is the settled and publicly expressed opinion of General Harrison, that no man, however great, wise and good, should be re-elected President of these U. States. To the prevalence of the op posite opinion, he ascribes most of the corruptions and strife which have agitated and disgraced the nation, and I add, that if elected, he will enter on the duties of the office, having no griefs to avenge, and no obligations to fulfil in relation to individuals. And now, sir, what more can I add I have attempted to throw a ray of light on the almost forgotten life of one of the most useful, virtuous and patriotie citizens our country has ev er produced. From an intimate and confidential acquaintance with him, of more than forty years standing, I can speak ex cathedra. The single fact, that after lie has held these of fices with abundant opportunities of accumulating wealth, at the expense of his country, he has retired to pri vate life comparatively poor, is en ough to place him on a level with Ar istides. Had he nothing more to complain of but the blighting negligence of his own Government, which has com pelled him Cincinnatus like, to labour at the plough for the bread which feeds his family, it might be endured. and e me assure you and this IOWA PATRIOT. assem-ji Mr President, is not this enough for one day? The great object which brought us here from every part of the Union is accomplished. .That.oh ject was to produce unity and har mony of action in the great struggle we are now on the eve of commenc ing—a struggle to save the liberty, the morals, the happiness of the People, and to rescue the constitution from the hands of profligate men, under whose management it is sinking to de cay. This object, I repeat has been gained. It is the opinion of every Am erican whose principles have not been debased by the corrupt and corrupting influence of the national Administra tion that an effort should now be made to save the nation that has now been made, and successfully made. The unity and zeal it has produced _have accomplished half the victory already and will consummate it hereafter. It is now manifest that we came here deeply impressed with the importance of the object at stake, which is noth- ing less than the perpetuity of the fd0 rious Constitution bequeathed by our fathers. We all know sir, that in such a struggle, in a contest for such a prize, we cannot afford to dispute and wrangle about minor matters: But,sir, it is not so: malice has assail-' it to our children as we re ed his character, and thousands who know him not, have innocently yield ed to it their assent. An attempt to refute charges against his bravery would be as insulting to him, as it would be ridiculous in the eyes of the world. Insinuations have been made injurious to his moral character those who know him personally, smile at the folly of such efforts and let me say to all others, that a man of purer moral character does not inhabit our land. When every thing else fails, they proclaim at the top of their voic es that he is an imbecile old man. Sir, 1 had the pleasure of taking him by the hand the morning I left home scarcely a week passes in which I do not see him and converse with him, and we have, therefore offered up ou^l tTf and !hat preferences on the altar of patriotism.' danlar^°n,p0SIt°!i lty and happiness of the whole Union js hm-r n it co"tendf f?r stead of men. Our choice has not been restricted for want of material. A mong the Whigs and Conservatives of the country, there are a thousand enlightened patriots, honest, capable and faithful into whose hands we may safely commit the Executive Govern ment of the country. From such men we have made our selection, and now give to the nation a united, unbroken pledge to support it. We cannot, therefore, despair, or permit our hopes to sink. There is talent and virtue enough in the nation to save it. After what we have accom plished, nothing is wanted but unity, energy aud confidence let these be but in requisition, and victory will perch upon our standard, the Consti tution will be saved, the purity of its administration restored, and wc will ceived it from our fathers. I say we will, because every gentleman on this floor, old and young stands pledged to redeem the promise. Depend on it, sir, there is a conservative princi ple in the great mass of the American people which may be called into suc cessful action by united effort, and I am now lully persuaded that victory will crown our efforts, since we have this day unfurled before the nation!,nl Jf11 the Union flag, inscribed with ginia, "Union for the sake of the UNION." From the New York Herald. A HOAX. Some idle fellow, who confounds folly with wit, and impudence with in- ,, •, i Shall I? was the answer but oer bly,aad the American people, that dependence, perpetrated an extensive his mind is as vigorous, as active and noax upon a great number of worthy as discriminating, as it was in the! individuals, by making use of ourj The aquafortis you sent for with meridian of his days that he enjoys name, at the beginning of last week. fine health and all the bodilv vigour It appears that on Monday or Tues-j and activity which belong to a man day, some one consumed the whole i»,r °ffice' s of 65 or 66. Now, sir, let me attempt to give utterance to the ecstacy of joy and delight which the transactions of this day have produced on my own mind. In common with all my associates in this imposing assembly, I feel that our country is redeemed and saved. The sounds of unity and concord which strike the ear from evey seat in this sacred temple—the united declaration of entire acquiescence in the result of our deliberations—the enthusiastic pledges, tendered by every member of this august body, to devote him self heart and hand to sustain the dis tinguished individuals we are about to present to the people as the men of our unanimous choice—the expres sion of joy on the faces of so many aged and venerated patriots, who, having finished their course in pub lic life—who have long since crossed the meridian, are on their downward course, aud will soon pass the hori zon, to be seen here no more:, I say, sir, to hear such men testify their feel ings of approbation, pledge their zeal ous efforts to advance the cause and proclaim their confidence in its trium phant success, produces sensations which cannot be described. To hear the shouts of approbation—the enthu siastic gromises of exertion, and the confident predictions of victory from the young and vigorous portion of this body, is enough to inspire the most confirmed stoic. In short, the entire manifestations of this day, so exciting, so cheering, have produced a general ecstacy of delight, of which those who have not witnessed the scene, and felt the threatened danger of disagreement in this body, as we liave done can form no conception. For one, I must say, that although I am near the termination of the proph etic number of days allotted for the life of man, I have never, in that long period witnessed such an imposing spectacle. I am almost ready to re peat and apply to myself the pious ex clamation of the good old Simeon. day in writing letters to dMeront tradesmen and professional gentlemen 1 in this city, giving extensive orders to be sent to this office and request ing all sorts of professional gentlemen —parsons, lawyers, doctors, teachers, musicians, dancing masters, and oth ers—to call preparatory to a require ment of their professional services. These letters or notes numbered over half a hundred they were all written in the same hand, and the same style, on coarse paper, and all sent through Herald office, 21 Ann street, Dec. 9 1839. Mr Bennett will be obliged to Mr to send a man to repair the grate in the editorial room on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Bring some iron bars, aud plenty of tools., Its a hoax, my good fellow, we re plied, no such order was ever sent from this office. Then I wish I could find the fellow who did send it. I'd file his eye teeth for him, said the blacksmith, as he gathered up his tools, and went grum bling out of the room. The same moment that saw his departure, saw the entrance of a good looking mid dle VOL. I. I sent for you? was the ejaculation. Yes, here's your note, handing the following: Herald office, 21 Ann st. Dec. 10,1840. Mr Bennett requests Mr. to l° this °tJice This convention has carried out itBring the re professions, that it seeks the'prosper-! may1'beTeccs^8' haps lie aged man, who came bustlin- inj rhVri^r"L with a professional air, and quietlvl in]m«diately5 ,u to at- Wh°x^s received a ampUtation PrmciPles ed wounds in ^office*!0^ Then I wish I could find the fellow out, I'd amputate his ears, said the Doctor, as he rolled up his instru ments. Before he left the room aw spruce looking little man entered with a. very dignified air, and bowing po litely, exclaimed, Mr Bennet I pre sume. Yes sir, was the answer. The lit tle fellow then knelt down at our feet, and taking one of our boots on his knee, pulled out some tape and a rule, remarking—would you prefer a fine calf or morocco? Neither, You don't want thick cordovip|&l No. Do yon wish rights and leftsl I wish to be left alone, and you to right about and be off. You sent for me and here's the order, handing the following: Herald office, 21, Ann Street. Mr Bennet will be obliged to Mr Ledyard to send to him his journey man to take the measure for a pair of boots as early as possible on Wednes day morning, the 11th inst. Please let it be before 11 o'clock, A. M. It is a hoax, my good fellow no- b°& but%der the|an.dmay motto of the Hon. Mr Wise, of Vir-'Said tho my boots. 1 hoP° TVlter C0™8' wear tight boots till he dies, shoernilkeV5 as he left the room, and gave place to a carman with a large demijohn in his cart, who asked if he would set down the same in the middle of the office. Mr Lawrence says that he thinks you'll find that as strong as you want it, said the carman. be good what it is n0[e: TT .,I J. the post office, directing the different .. individuals to whom They were ad-j dressed, to be punctual in their at tendance at the Herald office, 21 Ann street, on Wednesday, the llth inst. at 11 o'clock, precisely. Accordingly at 11 o'clock, whilst we were quietly sitting at our desk, the door of our editorial room was opened, and in walked a dark, dingy looking man, his arms and hands load ed with pieces of iron, bars, instru ments, &c. necessary for repairing a grate. He very leisurely laid them down by the fire-place, and began to work and talk simultaneously:— •/l ik UUU bUili OliliUl tUll vvUOl This fire should not have been here ,etl this morning. Should'nt it? we replied. I must take it all out, he rejoined. You'll do no such thing, we con tinued. Then I can't work at the grate. And who wants you to work at it? You sent for me to do it. Did 1? Yes there's your note, handing the! y°unS man from following: lishment of Mr ii* i 1 measurement for 21 suit of P*?® '„ar8®.^d .,no.ro,cc? case his coat pocket, untied the strings, unrolled the same, and displayed a fearful array of instrument's for am putating, scalping and scarifying. Is he up stairs or down? said tfte surgeon, for so he turned out to be. Upon my soul, I donf know, was tho answer. Will it be necessary to amputate? he continued, withia very scientific shrug. That you must find out for your self. ... Well is hehuyrt.lxidlyi Who do you mean? The compositor who has received a dangerous wound, and that you sent for me to attend." from!clothes—Please Wc(Jnesdav enough to say 0, a M?f' Jjennctt wlll„be rS i for all kinds and descriptions of goods I .. .... to he wnt to thw nffi™ anA n?s.du °.ble«d Keen & Co. to send one demijohn of strong aquafor bill, to the office, on Wed- fining, the llth mst. by 10 o'clock, A. M. I sent for no aquafortis I ne-ver use any its a hoax I am aquafortis enough myself. Well I've got nothing to do with the hoax, said the pertinacious car man my orders are to leave it here, and here I shall leave it. And it was with some difficulty that this literal and faithful fellow could be.Pe.rslf^to remove the to.jolm, _J Which h«3 did, just as Mr Parker the dancing master, made one of his graceful bows. Good morning Mr Rennett, said Mr P. Would you like to begin bu siness this morning, or wait until this afternoon? I begin business early every morn ing. But when do you wish me to teach you to dance? I want no teaching I teach others to dance the year round. But you sent me a note to that ef- n.5^ aughteis hunied me ofl before I finished my breakfast, for fear I should be too late. It's a hoax, Mr Parker, I never sent any such note. Well—hope the fellow who wrote it may have to dance a hornpipe, bare footed upon hot brickbats. Good morning, Mr Bennett. lie had scarcely left, before a oung man from the excellent estab- Cox, entered the room, and observed, Mr Bennett I presume? The same, sir. Would you prefer black or a beau tiful invisible green, we have some very fine specimens of both, just im ported. You mean tea, I suppose I don't keep house, I board at the Astor. No, sir the suit of clothes you wrote about. Would you wish a frock coat, or a dress coat? Neither I don't want any clothes. You sent this note for some, did'nt you handing the following: Herald office, 21 Jinn st.Dec. 9th 1839. Mr Bennet will be obliged to Mr fr(Vl. "m _se y°ung man to call before 11 A. M. mornine. 8 Mr Charles Cox, corner of Nassau and Fulton Street. It is a hoax, sir. ». Well I should like to measure the hoaxer for a suit of jail livery, said the young man as he left the room, and gave place to two good looking mulatoes with a tray fulf of terrapins and turtle soup hot from Downine's in Broad street. You would not like- to have the ta ble spread here, Mr Bennett, said the waiter. I certainly should not. Well, you will have to eat this °Bw u V Wl i at bec°me bold and spoil. Well, let it spoil.