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■I. —but that’s between ourselves. When I got up to the State House I found them at work on the Rail Road—busy enough I can tell you—they got a part of it made already. - I found most all the folks kept their hats on except the man who was talking out loud and the man he was talking to—all the rest seemed to be busy about their own consarns. As I didn’t see any body to talk to, I kept my hat on and took a seat, and look’d round to see what was going on. I hadn’t been com fortably there long before I saw a slick headed, sharp eyed little man, who seemed to have the principal management of the folks, looking at me pretty sharp, as much as to say who are you I but I said nothing and looked tother way—at last he touched me on the shoulder—i thought he was feeling of the puckers. Are you a mem ber I says he—sartin says I—how long have you taken your seat 1 says he 1 About ten minutes, says I. Are you qualified ? says h°. I guess not, says I. And then he left me. I didn’t know ex actly what this old gentleman was after— but he soon returned and said it was prop er for me to be qualified before I took a seat, and I must go before the Governor 1 By Jing ! I never felt so before in all my born days. As good luck would have it he was beckoned to come to a man at the desk, and as soon as his back was turned I gave him the slip. Just as I was going off, the gentleman who bought my turkies of the 4th staller took hold of my arm, and I was afraid at first that he was going to carry me to the Governor—but he began to talk as sociable as if we had been old acquaintances.—How long have you been in the house, Mr Smith, says he. —My name is Grant, said I, beg your pardon says he—l meant Grant. It’s no offence, says I, I hav’nt been here long. Then says he in a very pleasant way, a few of your brother members are to take pot-luck with me to-day and I should be happy to have you join them. What’s pot-luck said I. O, a family dinner, says he—no ceremony. I thought by this time I was well qualified for that without going to the Governor. So ssys I, yes, and thank ye to. How long before you’ll want me, says I. At three o’clock says he, and gave me a piece of paste board with his name on it—and the name of the street, and the number of his house, and said that would show me the way. Well, says I, I dont know of nothing that will keep me away. And then we parted, and I <»außuic<aM« liking; to mm. After strolling round and seeing a great many things about the State House and the marble image of Gen. Washington, stand ing on a stump in the Porch, I went out into the street they call Bacon street, and my stars ! what swarms of women folks I saw all drest up as if they were going to meeting. You can tell Polly Sandburn, who you know is no pink stern, that she needn’t take on so about not being so gen teel in her shapes, for the genteelest ladies here beat her as to size all hollow. I dont believe one of ’em could get into our fore door—add as for their arms—l shouldn’t want better measure for a bush el of meal than one of their sleeves could hold. I shant shell out the bushel of corn you say I’ve lost on Speaking Rugghs at that rate. But this puts me in mind of the dinner which Mr. wants I should help the General Court eat. KaZ'ETTE . ■gESDAY, BY ■ws. & CO. ■uss. ■, n um —or one dollar ■in advance. If not ■he expiration of the ■onsly inserted three ■square ; less than a Hgd continueda longer ■jTER GAZETTE. ■Sterling. ■iiburg. ■ above as Agents are ■ons to the Gazette, ■vertisements, or any ■trough them, will re ■ ■ ysous. Advertiser. in Boston, to pßfl home just after Kin Ephraim got B sight of your ■ into the Courier Kit in the Daily Kl guess Mr Hale H takes that little ■ty safe about the Khe printer prom- Koed to see it here Hl have got through wont be a out that I’m in Hbegin at the be jßet thro’quicker, ■io Ephraim as I ’■that it wouldnt "Hie up and take a Hie sauce and other wanted to get ■ancle Nat would Hi handles, we all Hck there. Noth- Hentioning on the ■ming after I got H street. I then ■ curiously as you Has down in the ■i enough to look and now and ■ with the clock in '■near right as ever Kept up to me and ■lsays I, for what 1 ■ «•-!’ Su y S J ■fair shake—upon ■ watch and live ■ ' He gave me He him the watch. Hr watch, and says ■isn’t got none— ■ laugh on me.— H that lose. Soon Hl over the feller ■ch to his "ear— H-no says I not H / began to laugh Hl couldnt start it ■mb nail into the Hn says he ? Not’s ■ then the laugh I turn. Dont you H Brittania pretty ■then I thought I’d ■d of turkies and ■ed to have gone Hy load, but Mr. ■ go down to the Bd folks enough to ■So down I goes, ■feller, with an eye ■is a steeltrap for a ■ 4th staller) came ■ before you could ■ struck a bargain ■d come to weigh ■ I should get as Bn any of us calcu ■ and had the apple Bl thought I’d jist B worked his card ■d a price for the ■side the market Bht I never expec ■ the 3d staller By turkies all sorted yig so much better B*n ’em. Pretty Bd the 3d staller Bies? Why, says ■Hng better than Bite’s some ’twas Be for you. You Bog it’s you. I’ll ■ •lie gentleman, as ■eral Court to dine Bit well. I shant y an old customer, B traded ; and in Bn hour or more, Baskets at that rate. B@d a pound, and Bn a little too much ■Ws no use to cry went up to the Bn was going on B get off my apple Boeing a sign of B stepped in and B a whole suit of Bh from top to toe, ye (which didn’t Be.) — Accordingly Ba new suit, and B I didn’t like the B were so dreadful j yaid that all was y the apple sauce Bgets down into it I took out the piece of paste board and began to inquire my way and got along completely, and found the number the first time—but the door was locked, and there was no knocker, and I thumpt with rtty whip handle, but nobody come. And says I to a man going by, don’t nobody live here, and says he yes. Well how do you get in ? Why, says he, ring, and says I ring what ? And says he the bell. And says I where’s the rope ? and says he pull that little brass nob; and so I gave it a twitch, and Pin sure a bell did ring : and who do you think opened the door with a white apron afore him 1 You could’nt guess for a week a Sundays—so I’ll tell you. It was Stephen Furlong, who kept our district school last winter, for 5 dollars a month, and kept bachelor's hall in aunt Jerusha’s tother end of the old house, and helped tend for Gineral Coombs a training days and make out muster rolls. We was considerably struck at first, both of us ; and when he found I was going to eat dinner with Mr. -- - - and the General Court, he thought it queer kind of doings —but says he I guess it will be as well for both of us not to know each other a bit more than we can help. And says I with a wink, you’re half right, and in I went. There was nobody in the room but Mr. and his wife, and not a sign of any dinner to be seen any where —tho’ I thought now and then when a side door opened, I could smell cupboard as they say. I thought I should be puz zled enough to know what to say, but I had’nt my thoughts long to myself. Mr. has about as nimble a tongue as you ever heard, and could say ten words to my one, and I had nothing to do in the way of making talk. When he found out that I was from Hiram, he seemed to be at a loss to know what part of Massa chusetts that was, and I did’nt think it worth a while to tell him without consult ing Stephen. Just then I heard a ring ing, and Stephen was busy opening the door and letting in the General Court, who all had their hats off, and looking pretty scrumscious, you may depend. I did’nt see but I could stand alongside of ’em without disparagement, except to my boots LANCASTER, MASSACHUSETTS, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 13, 1830. which had just got a lick of beeswax and tallow—not a mite of dinner yet, and I began to feel as if 'twas nearer supper time than dinner-time—when all at once two doors flew away from each other right into the wall, and what did I see but one of the grandest thanksgiving dinners you ever laid your eyes on—and lights on the table, and silver candlesticks and gold lamps over head—the window shutters closed—l guess more than one of us start ed at first, but we soon found the way to our mouths—l made Stephen tend out for me pretty sharp, and he got my plate fill ed three or four times with soup, which beat all I ever tasted. 1 shan’t go through the whole dinner again to you—but I am mistaken if it cost me much for victuals this week, if 1 pay by the meal at Mr. Doolittle’s, who comes pretty near up to a thanksgiving every day. There was considerable talk about stock and manu factories, and lier bilities, and remedies, and a great loss of stock. I thought this a good chance for me to put in a word— for I calculated that I knew as much about raising stock and keeping over as any of ’em. Says Ito Mr , there’s one thing I’ve always observed in my ex perience in stock—just as sure as you try to keep over more stock than you have fodder to carry them well into April, one half will die on your hands, to a sartinty —and there’s no remedy for it—l’ve tried it out and out, and there’s no law that can make a ton of hay keep over ten cows, unless you have more carrots’and potatoes than you can throw a stick at. This made some of the folks stare who didn’t know much about stock—and Steve give me a jog, as much as to say, keep quief He thought I was getting into a quog mire, and soon after, giving me a wink, opened the door and got me out of the room into the entry. After we had got out of hear ing, says I to Steve, how are you getting on in the world—should you like to come back to keep our school if I could get a vote for you I—not by two chalks says Steve—l know which side my bread is buttered better than all that—l get 12 dollars a month and found, and now and then some old clothes which is a darnation sight better than keeping school at 5 dol lars and find myself and work out my highway tax besides—then turning up the cape of my new coat says he I guess I’ve dusted that before now—most likely says I but not in in our district school. And this brings to mind to tell you how I got a siglitur youT letter. They tell me here that every body reads the Boston Daily Advertiser, because there is no knowing but what they may find out something to their advantage, so I thought I would be as wise as the rest of them, and be fore I got half through with it what should I find mixed up among the news but your letter that you put into that little paper down in Portland, and I knew it was your writing before I had read ten lines of it. I hope Ive answered it to your satisfac tion. Your respectful uncle JOSHUA. P. S. Mr. Topliff says your uncle Nat is telegraphed, but I’m afraid the ax handles wont come to much—l find the Boston folks make a handle of most any thing they can lay hold of, and just as like as not they’l make a handle of our private letters if they should see them. N. B. You spell dreadful bad according to my notion—and this proves what I always said, that our district has been going down hill ever since Stephen Furlong left it. THE STORM OF 1770. We stated, in our last paper, that the late gale drove in the tide a foot higher, than it had been known to rise here. It appears however that the great tide of 1770, an account of which we have given below, from the papers of that day, was a bout a foot higher than the late flood. We have learned this from an intelligent merchant of this town, whose store was overflowed by the tide of 1770. He mark ed the height of the water, and afterwards raised the store above that level. He has compared the two tides, and found that of 1770 higher than the late one by about twelve inches.— Salem Observer. Salem, Oct. 23, 1770. Last Friday night came on aN. E. storm of wind and ram ; which the ensuing day increased to a degree of violence scarcely known be fore by the oldest persons. A minute or particular description of the general de vastation among the shipping, stores, wharves, lumber, &c. on both rivers, is not easily given. “On the south shore of the North Riv er, fora mile or more in length, we had presented to our view, fire wood, timber, boards, shingles, plank, staves, barrels, hogsheads, canoes, boats, &c. the proper ty of great number of persons, so promis cuously thrown together as not to be easi ly distinguished by the respective own ers. About 50 cords of wood, and 15 or 1600 bushels of floor sand, were carried off Mr. Barr’s wharf, at the North Bridge. A schooner of considerable burthen, hav ing broke her fast, was thrown so high as successively to beat against the edge of the Bridge, and it was with difficulty she was kep” off the top of it. The Bridge itself was considerably damaged. Anoth er schooner, just below it, broke her fasts, drove away from the wharf on to a beach, and at length quite over it on the grass ; a third schooner, not far from this last, and near 80 tons burlhen, late from the West Indies, was drove up in much the same manner, and now lies so high as that her keel is considerably above common high water mark. ** P n I? 16 side of the town, being! the principal seat of business, the confu sion and destruction was much great er than that above related. Great quanti ties of boards, shingles, timber, &c. &,c. with many boats, were drove, with the ut most violence and disorder, to the shore i opposite the town. The wharves all over flowed ; and the perishable articles, tgqoh as salt sugar, &c. in stores to a great amount, destroyed by the tides rising to a' most extraordinary height, so high, ’tis said, as not to have been equalled within the memory of the oldest persons among us< Nine vessels, among which were a ship, a snow, and a brig, were drove from their anchors, and forced up the riv !er towards Capt. Gardner’s mills; several of them laden for the Streights and the West Indies. The brig, commanded by Capt. Warren, was considerably damag ed. A schooner, Capt. Mottey’s was thrown an incredible way on to the land, and much injured. Capt. Waters’s sch’r was also much damaged. Capt. Samuel Webb’s schooner was forced forced from a wharf on to the land the opposite side ; and it was with difficulty the other vessels were prevented driving from the wharves, “ The ship Antelope, Capt. Putnam, was the only vessel at anchor in this har bour , that rode out the storm. . “ Twenty-one sail of brigs, sloops and schooners, were driven ashore in Marble head harbour, but happily not any of them very materially injured. “ Great numbers of fences were blown down, and trees tore up by the roots, in this and the adjacent towns. “ The bridges between this place and Marblehead, are so much damaged as to be rendered impassable. “ A considerable large Bridge, near the New Mills in Danvers, we hear is totally ruined. " We hear that vast quantities of salt Hay were carried off the marshes at Lynn in the late storm.” “ Boston, Oct. 22, 1770. Last Satur day we had here a very violent storm of wind and rain, which continued most of the day at about N. N. E. attended t noon with the highest tide that has been known at this place for near 50 years past, by which great damage has been sustained by the loss of sugars, salt, and other articles in store on the wharves, which were overflowed in ail parts of the town. Great loss has also been sustained by the floating away ofcord wood, boards, staves, shingles, &c. from different parts of the town. The water came up into King street as far as Admiral Vernon’s Head Tavern, as also into Dock Square, about the Draw-Bridge,and into the streets at the south and north parts of the town, that were nearest the sea-side, so that it I ran not only into the cellars, but into the shops and rooms of dwelling-houses, oblig ing several families to retire up into cham bers. Many stores on the wharves "ere almost filled with water. From the South ward we learn, that the greatest damage sustained, was the washing away the hay from the meadows, spoiling the sugars and 1 salt in stores, carrying off the cord-wood, &c. from the wharves, blowing down stores, sheds, barns, fences, trees, and car rying off the roofs of houses. A number of vessels were drove ashore, and some sunk. Far Eastward no great damage was done. At Piscatqua, Cape Ann and Newbury some stores were hurt, &c. At Portsmouth, the tide rose higher than it had been known for 40 years past. EAGLES. We have been favoured by Mr. Forbes with the following particulars relative to the history of ths eagles which occur in Orkney. There are two species in that country, the white-tailed or cinereous ea gle, Falco albicilla. and the golden or ring-tailed eagle, Falco chrysaetos. Of the cinereous eagle the following breed ing places are known. White-breast, Dwarfie Hammers, and Old Man, in Hoy, South Ronaldshay, and Costa Head, in Mainland. Of the golden eagle : Snook, to the east of Rack wick, and a rock to the west of the same place, in Hoy, and the meadow ofKaims. Some people were out fishing in a boat near the Black Craig ofStromness. when an eagle came soaring slowly along. A hawk (probably the goshawk) was observ ed to launch suddenly from the rock and strike the eagle when both birds fell into the sea. The eagle was quickly despatch ed by the boatmen, but the hawk, in con sideration of his bravery, they intended to treat in a different way. Finding, how ever, that he had broken his wing with the force of the blow, they laid him upon a shelf of the rock, with a piece of a fish beside him ; but on visiting the place next day, they were disappointed to find | that the bird had disappeared, having probably fallen into the sea. The clergyman of Hory was walking near his house,when he heard the squeal of a pig, which excited his attention, as he kept none of these animals. On looking about him, he perceived an eagle soaring away to Hoy Head with a young grunter in his talons. He tossed up his hat but the eagle took no notice of it. On inquir ing among his neighbours, he found that the pig had been taken from one of them, and was just four weeks old. This cir cumstance, our informer says, may give some countenance to the story of a young child having been carried off by an eagle in Orkney many years ago. The following circumstance happened 'in Hara mainland of Orkney. An eagle i bearing away a hen chanced to pass over a house, in the vicinity of which was a pig with a litter. Thinking a nice fat pig a better prize than a lean hen, the eagle dropped the latter, and attacked the pigs, but to no purpose, for they ran up to the old lady, who defended them courageous ly and effectually. In the mean time the hen made her escape into the house. The fiagle, having forgotten that a bird in hand is worth two in the bush, looked blue, and spreading his sails, moved slowly- away. The hogs, which-run wild in the hills of Hoy, when attacked by dogs, defend themselves by collecting and forming a cirqje, in this manner presenting an armed front in all directions to their antagonist. Pig-styes are made in the hills with turf, of a conical form, with a hole at the top. A pig happened to be left in one by mistake, and, being unable to get out, died in due time. An eagle passed over the stye, and peeping in, spied a car cass, upon which he descended through the hole and feasted gloriously. This ea gle had forgotten that one may sometimes get into a place without being able again to get out of it; and so it fared with him for he was taken alive, and executed for house-breaking per caminan. Ed. Literary Gazette. MIRACULOUS ESCAPE. We before reported the lossof the sloop William, Swain, of Nantucket, at Sandy Bay, and the rescue of Mrs. Haden, when life was almost extinct; and we now give the following particulars obtained from Captain Swain, in a conversation this morning. He states that finding himself embayed in the gale, with the mainsail torn in pieces, and that it was impossible to escape being driven on shore, he had no alternative but to run her on shore for the better chance of saving the lives of those on board. As soon as she struck, the sea roiled over her, and each sought his own safety on the beach. Capt. S. was the last who remained on the deck, and then sprang to the cabin to make an effort to save Mrs. Haden, who was in a birth in a state room ; but no sooner had he reached the cabin floor than a sea knocked off the skylight hatch, and the water poured down so rapidly that he was obliged to seek his own safety by an immediate retreat to the deck, and thence with difficulty to the shore abandoning Mrs. H. to her fate. The sloop quickly beat out her bottom up to the wales, and the cargo floated to the shore. As soon as the tide had ebbed suffi ciently, the crew boarded the wreck to save what effects they could ; but Capt. S. first ordered them to get out the corpse of Mrs. H., as all thought she must have j perished ; but on reaching the quarter deck they heard groans. A faint hope of saving her life now animated every one, and they forthwith began cutting a hole through the deck ; but on getting to the ceiling, and fearing an accidental blow from the axe might extinguish what little of life remained, they desisted, and the tide by this time having partly ebbed from the cabin, they descended through the skylight and took thence to the deck the cold and senseless body of Mrs. 11. who had remained in that perilous situation nearly three hours. She was taken to a neighbour’s house; medical assistance was promptly obtained, and her restoration effected. The bed and birth board on which she lay were buoyed up by the water, so that she was pressed close to the ceiling of the cabin, and how it was pos sible for her to survive in that situation for such a length of time, with the sea continually overflowing the wreck, must excite the astonishment and wonder of all. Mrs. Haden is a respectable lady of Nan tucket, 64 years of age, and was coming to this city on a visit to her daughter. She arrived here this morning quite recovered. Merchants’ Hall Books. NEW TOWNS IN PENNSYLVANIA. We are authorized to announce that .all the stock of the Little Schuylkill Naviga tion Railroad and Canal Company is taken, that the railroad will be commenced forth with, and completed as speedily as men and money can accomplish it. On the 10th ult. two towns were laid out under the direction of a committee of the board of managers of said company ; one at the junction of the Little and Big Schuylkill, at the termination of the railroads, called Port Clinton, and | the other in the centre of those coal lands I between Sharp and Locust Mountain,called Tomaqna, four miles distant from the Mauch Chunk Mines, and four from the town of /Tuscarora. In a few days lots and landings in those towns will be offered for sale at moderate prices. The situation of Port Clinton needs no recommendation, as a glance at the map will convince any person of reflection that at no distant period all the principal rail- I roads of Schuylkill County will terminate at this point. The town of Tomaqua is located on the west side of Little Schuylkill, between the main railroad, from Port Clinton to the foot of the Broad Mountain, and the great. Cata wissa River, which will be intersected by a lateral railroad from the main branch pass ing directly through the town. The loca tion, with the advantages the company pos sess of making it the centre of the mining operations pf the extensive coal tracts in that region, will insure to it a decided pref erence over any other town that may be laid out in its immediate vicinity. Arrangements are making for the imme diate erection of from 40 to 50 dwelling houses in the town of Tomoqua, which will be sold or let by the superintendent of the company, who will reside on the premises. DUMBER 15. Part of the houses will be finished by the first of June, and all are expected to be done before the first of August.— Miners Journal. MUTTON-Y. A gentleman at one of our city board ing houses, after retiring to bed one night, had his nose strongly assailed by the smell of roasted mutton. He turned upon the other side ; but still the same fleshly odour followed him. He buried his head under the bedclothes, but the smell grew strong er. He brought his nose so the free air once more ; but the air of the whole room seemed to be more or less impregnated with the same odour. From whence could it proceed ? He surely had not taken lodgings in the pantry, instead of the bed room. And yet the mutton-ous smell al most persuaded him that such a mistake was possible. He, however, managed, af ter various turnings and shiftings, to get into a sort of uncomfortable drowse, in which he dreamed all night of carrying a sheep on his back, and hearing it’ cry, baa I baa! Arousing from his dreamy state, as soon as it was light, he got up to reconnoitre the premises, and ascertain the cause of the deadly smell. He look ed into a closet attached to his bedroom, he opened the drawer of his dressing ta ble, he peeped under the bed—but all to no purpose. At last, he bethought him of looking in the bed itself when, 10, instead of finding a quarter of roasted mutton, he found he had been quartered between two table-cloths, which, with the greasy col lections of a whole week, were placed on his bed to serve their turn in the capacity of sheets.— N. F. Constellation. The late Duel. The Philadelphia Morning Journal furnishes the following additional particulars in relation re cent fatal duel between Mr. Miller of Phil adelphia, and Lieutenant Hunter, of the U. S. Navy. The death of Mr. Miller, has excited great sensation in Philadel phia, and the publick authorities—the Maj’or in particular—are censured for their remisness, in allowing such an out rage upon the laws of the State, and the feelings of the citizens to go unoticed. Bost. Bulletin. Before the suggestion appeared, which we made yesterday, of the expediency of the interference of the Mayor to prevent the occurrence of one or more duels which were likely to occur, a meeting took place between Win. Miller, Jr. and Lieut. C. G. Hunter, of the Navy, in which the former gentleman was shot down the first fire. The surviving parties concerned have fled. Mr. Miller was a young gentleman who has always borne an excellent char acter, and although we would not say a word to exculpate any duellist, yet he was certainly dragged into the measure by the most trivial causes. The dispute between him and his antagonist, was the third of a series which has grown out of a fend be tween two other individuals, (Mr. Griffith, and R. Dillon Drake.) In order to pro mote a reconciliation between one pair of the disputants, a letter had been written by the friends of one of the gentlemen, ac knowledging that he had been in errour, and expressing a hope that the affair would be quieted without further irrita tion. ' T 'his proposal was addressed to Mr. Miller, as a friend of th- parties, who was immediately waited on by Lieut. Hun ter, on behalf of the gentleman alluded to in the letter, requesting the return of the original and all the copies that had been made of it. The request was immediate ly complied with by Mr. Miller, who gave up all the copies within his reach, and the papers were destroyed. On the next day, however, the letter appeared in print, and Hunter at x once accused Miller with duplicity, and challenged him. Mr. Mil ler asserted that the publication was made without his knowledge, and refused to ac cept the challenge, alleging the insufli ciency of the provocation. Upon this, Hunter posted him in handbills, declaring at the same time that he held himself ready to met Mr. Miller. Thus goaded, Miller accepted the challenge, and the fatal meeting took place. The acts of Assembly are express in their provisions against duelling. >.For ac cepting or sending a challenge, there is prescribed a penalty of SSOO, one year’s imprisonment at hard labour, and a for feiture of rights of citizenship for seven years. For carrying a challenge, or acting as a second, the same fine and imprison ment, and incapacity of ever holding an office of honour or trust in the common wealth. For publishing handbills abusing a person for not fighting, the same punish ment as if the duel had taken place. Ail these laws have been openly violated : the challenges have been published and acknowledged by the parties ; publications instigating to duels have been widely dis seminated, yet no officer interfered, — none of the offenders were indicted and held to bail. And shall they yet escape ? If the murder took place out of the cogni zance of the tribunals of the State, the challenges at least were written and sent in Philadelphia, and the parties are an swerable for this offence. It is sincerely hoped that the offenders may betaken, and brought to justice. The lines found in Lord Byron’s Bible, and attributed generally in the American prints to that nobleman, will be found in the first voltime of the Monastery, where they originally appeared, and by the author of which they were written—Sir Walter Scott. Charluton City G«z.