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Vol. :i.
i(iim:v, iississirii, aikjunt ;), ihi5.
No. 40.
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'IUHMt Tli AnvikTiara llltm Imim'iI rry
lllllfly f V Hllllirilliy,llt i fill, III MllvllD-
Ineury iulHiiris N "iilm iillon will lip ri
I'ii'vcil (or h lot iii flml f li it ii nt iniiiillii.
A iivU'rutim mi will di i Lurit'il nt ()i ruin of
nn iui i.r ii'f.iiiirii, jli ii liui' or fur
tlm limt linerlioii, and filly refill fur moh
rufif ltiiiitirnt
Aiiiioiiih iiig rinnliliitei for niruifl ten furHtl
iiimI five lnr Ciiiihtj . iimiriiitly in ndvunen.
'1'lie CASH will Im required for nil Job work
hIiph ilt livrreit tl.u iulo will be itrittly ob
l.rtferi iti1rrd t thin oflicr Iiiimihh,
iiiimt lin post paid, or llioy iiu'j;!it not liu ul
teiiilcil to.
f-A(lurli8eiucfiti should bo iimrkoJ with
iho number
Noxl to Bolivar, thoro is no cno among the
distinguished i.icii of tlio Spanish Ainoncan re
publics, whose lifo has been signalled by no
many extraordinary vicissitudes of pood and evil
fortuno or who hid attained so wide pprcad a
reputation, as Antonio Lopez do Smta Anna.
Santa Anna is a native of thu departmsnt of
Vera Cruz. HcrC, without enjoying any adven
titious advantages of birth or family, ho was
enabled, by hia talents and activity to riso grad
ualty to wca'thand power.
lie bepan to bo conspicuous in 1S21, as a par.
tisan of liurbidc. On tho promulgation by the
,lmr l" ti turuary 11,;
. h - ..v... ut uv u. m imBu.ai ijii.
main in driving the .Spaniard) out of Vera Cruz
of which ho was appointed govprnorby Iturbide.
'I'he Spaniard', however, still held thecastloof
Nan Juan de Ulloa, from which they wcro not
lor a long timo d.slogeS; and of course, Santa
Anna's position was one of great iniportonce.
Mean whilo differences aro?o between inta
Anna and tho Emperor Agustin, who had como
down tfi'Jalnpa to direct tho operations against
tho Saniarils,Santa Anna repaired to Jalapato
confer with Ilurbiilr; and, being treated harshly
and deprived of his command, immediately left
J lapa, hurried back to Vera Cruz, in anticipa
tion of the intelligence of his disgrace, and raised
the standard of revolt, and by mans of his per
sonal authority with the troops of the garrison,
was nhlo to commence hostilities against tho
Emperor. Thereupon Gaud;ilope Victors,
whoso-uame was endeared to theJMexicans.by
his previous un6ucessful tffjrtsin tho revolution,
and who was living concealed in tho mountains,
merged from his hiding place, called around
him his old republican companions in arm?, ex
celled Iturbide, and establisced the Mexican
republic with a federal constitution, in imitation
if that of the United Slates.
Santa Anna, who, by first taking up arm,had
contributed so largely to this result, and think
ing himself not duly considered in tho new ar
rangements, sailed from Vera Cruz with a 6mall
force, (March 1923,) and landing at Tampico,
advanced through tho country to San Louis
l'otosi, assuming to be protector of the now re
public. Hut he did no; possess influence enough
to maintain himself in this attitude, and to re
main for several years in retirement of Manga
de Clavo.
The termination Victoria's presidency, how-1
ever, in enabled Santa Anna to reappear
on thestigo. IVdraxa had been regu'arlj - elec
ted President; on hearing of which, &'.inta Anna
rose iu arms, and by a rapid march, seized upon
and intrenched himself in tho castle of Fcrjte,
where he published a plan tho basis of which
was to annul the election of Pedraxa, and con
fer tho presidency on Guerrero; but, being sue
ccssfully attacked here by tho government for
ces, he was compelled to flee, and took refuge
in the mountains of Oaj ica, to all appearanco
an outlaw and a ruined man. Tho signal of
revolution, however, which he had given at
Ferote, was followed up with more success in
other partB of the country.
Pedraza was at length driven into exile,
Guerrero w.as daclared President in his place,
Santa Anna was appointed to the command of
the very army aent against him, and to the gov
ernment of Vera Cruz: and, after the inaugura
tion of Guerrero, (April, 1329,) he became Sec
retary of War.
During the ccaurrence of these events, the
Spanish government was organizing its last in.
vasion of Mexico; and on Barradas the com
mander of the Spanish forces landing at Tarn
pice, (July 27, 1829,) Santa Anna was intrusted
with the command of the Mexican troops, andi.-ubmission. to the ine vitable course of events
at length compelled tho Spaniards to capitulate,
(September 11, 1329,) andhus put an end to
uic war oiinaepenuence.
Guerrero had been in office but a few months,
when another revolution occuaed. fhe Vice
President (Bustamente) gathered a force at
Jalapa, and pronounced against Guerrero (De
cember, 1829,) who was at length taken pris
oner, and executed for treason; Bustamente as
suming the presidency.
Santa Anna, after feebly resisting, had at
length joined, or at least ocquiepced in, the
movement of Bustamente; and remained in re
tirement for two or three years, until in 1832 he.
on a sudden pronounced against the government
compeiiea uusiamenie, to nee, and brought back
i euraza irom exue eo serve out me remaining
three months of the term for which he had been
elected to the presidency.
In the progress of events, Santa Anna had
now acquired sufficient importance to desist from
me tunction of President maker, and to becomo
himself President, (May, 1833.) Ilia presiden-
cy was filled with pronuciamentos and civil
wars, which p roduccd tho coneumation of the
overthrow of the federal constitution of 1821,
ml iho iilnj tioii, in h.'l'l.of mitral cyiititu.
TUmijU tii'int df I lio Mexican Htate nrrpirin.
ri d in Iho vio'ent rhrg, .y mI.icIi ihry woro
reduced In tin ro if i'Mrt tiirrttuiti r tlii ton
Irol of Hit ry rmmiianiltnt, ton Texa on
thn fiortbrt, mill Yucatan on tho ke.utlieat,ro.
funcd to nuliinit to the military id. minion of what
ever faction of Urn Brmy might imppon to liold
rower In the city of Mexico: and Kima Anna at
lehfjlli look cnintnand in m rnn i.f tl.n ...,...
pinned lur the reiluetion of Tex. Thn baltlo
of Hun Jurinto, hn rupture of rUnta Anna, lm
rleo .y HuuMtoii on condition, winch ho
afiorward rc fuird to fulfil, hia vn.it to ton coun.
try, and hi ubHrqii.'nt return to Mexico, are
events familiarly know in the United Stitcs.
U hen Hant a Anna marched on Tex, first
Barrapan, and then Com, exercised the fumv
lions of the rrpFidcnry for a wl,il., until, under
tho new constitution, Buitamcnto, having ro.
turned frcm exile, was elected IVef idcni'; the
temporary unpopularity (f Santa Anna, and his
retirement in disgrace ofiWana da Clavo, hav
left tho fiuld open to tho friends of Uusta
tncnte. -Sundry jironunriamrntos followed; of whirh,
ono of tho rnoBt daiifi roua, headed by Mejia,
gavo to Hauta Anna -tlu opportunity of rm'r.
ing from his retirement. Ho vanquished .W.ijia,
and caused him tu be kIioI on the liold of battle.
This exploit gave to Santa Anna a new Kurt in
public uir.iir; so that when tho French Govern,
ment, leW, resolved to punish Aexico for its
niultij lied arefHions on the subjects of Franco
in Mexico, aiid proceeded to attack Vera Cruz,
tha coimuatid of the Mexican troops was com
milled to S.u.ta Anna. On this occasion he
recoived a wound, which rendered the aiiiputa.
tiou of one cf his legs necessary, and hisseiv.ee
al unt-, u,,:?, seemed to hnvo tinced, in the eyes
ui inn ajexx-ui?. xuQ cixjjscsot uckat at
Santa Ar.ni took no pirt in t!,e uiucces-fu!
movement ol Urrea against Bustarnente in 18 ID,
but in there broke out a revolu'ion coin
mended by Paredcs, at (Juadaliaro, into which
V?..n. A .1 . w. . . ' 9
ju.ua uiiij iiireiv nimscit with eo mucii vigor
and zeal, that Bustamente was again compelled
ucu, mm uio plan ot t'aeubaya with agree
ment ot i.a b itanzuela, was adopted; in virtue ol
which tho constitution of 1830 was abolished,
and Santa Anna himself was invested with the
powers of dreta'or, fur the purpose of re-const
tuting the republic.
Und.-r thsf auspices, and midt
lannlica of a protracted but unwc.;
all the ca
t!'$icient interest to justify discussion. This ts
I wah a degree of cool indillerence and rcsigna-
tinn. which was hardly to be expected in a na-
tion so prone to bravado and gasconading aa
tho Mexicans. No doubt, the excitement pre
vailed in the country on the eve of the Prett
dential election, has contributed in some meas-
uro to the result. In the heat of party striie,
tho tricks of electioneering, and too intrigues
of factioni tho public mind is too much absor-
hnl tn find ninure for the contCIDDiauon oi
remote interests, connected with
relations. That Iho present jroverament is ifot
inclined to war with the United S ales, is a ici
well a-ccrtaincd. The only fear has been, that
the frenzy of an ignorant and furious f opulace,
jrnight coerce tho adoption of a bc.ligcreni poli
cy, to whtcn the Mexican executive weiu
cretly averse. It was apprehended that , the
friends of Sinta Anna, and the opposition party
generally, might-use the war question as politi
cal capital in tho pending electioneering cam-
frairn. and inereov orive uio auuiiiiioua.i.-..
party into imprudent demonstrations of hostil
ity to the United States, for the sake of ma.n
tainingtho popular ascendancy. All danger
from this quarter has now evident'y patsed
away. The question is heticcforlh
lo Ve;rr, mi rmri nrnaioti of wlnt h lit l,ei n
rHlleil, In takfl Into rnnmiloriilioii, ain-injf other
Imti'iftanl ifimtef, lh relnicn with I'm.
led Mil,", Thi furl aloimplvc intmlnrtory
Muriic8 of tho rofiinftiiinro nfpenee, Thern
iMkrarr.it a ponoibtlily, that an ignobly of on.
H(ihtned Mrirfi, r tirh a member of Con.
t'rtMtimy )giippoped to bn, ran coticltidij In
th ir (Irliberationn, on a moanura pn p'mtcr.
Mil and inktio an a dcrlarition of war with thn
lniled Ntatrtu, Thnt ruch l the frenulum
( pinion among tho Mexican ihotnuntve, immf.
fii irntly demoimtrated by tho fxct, thai four
iWoxichii veswlii aru now In our port, recent ly
arrived here, Surely Mexican property would
not thin be hnzirded in our inidhl unit mm thera
was a conviction of tho continuance of friendly
From tho U.iyou Sarah Lf dger.
"ilif,'li Taxci maks low Prices." Wlily Party.
Thi profound pieco of absurdity is Ihuscx-
poHcd by a trav lling corresponded of tho
WaHhington Union. Wo do wish w could in
duce our M'hi' friends to ro-consider their doc
trine?, Ireo from tho degradiag trammels of par
ty because, many of them are greatly oppress-1
ed by the protective policy and tiro mot of thoce
to whom it is a bent lit, are daily nloltinir with
F.ngland echemes for the overthrow of Southern
Inetitations. iho V ing party is a strain" in
stance of the baneful t ll'octs of projudito to blind
mankind to their most sacred rights Mid inter
ests, hnd benumb their minds to the rl ht Fonse
of justice which ought to be Iho prido of every
good cit.n. Great, indeed, is the geniua of
party. N.ir interest, nor pride of intellect, can
ucutralizo its dieaetrous influence. Iliad:
"Tiio mode of collectin.t revenue hero is
unique, and such as might afford, clearw notion
cf ihc rn-nnous duties in''his country, if levied
and coiiected iu this manner. For instance, at
th eir only port of entry, Nombuo, tlie revenue
ofiicer collects in kind. Tho duties avira""! a-
boul ten per cent; hence ho takes cvqry unth
hat, every tenth' pair of boots and shoes, and so
on'lhroughout Now tuoiiosa at our none, the
collectors took forty hats out of every hundred,
aud forty pairs of all shoes and boots, ind It rty
yards of woolen carpets and broadcloth, and
sixty pound f iron out of every hundred, and
one-half of a'l the ready made clothing brought
to this country: this plan would put thiugs in a
very striking light, and according to the Trib
uno's puli'ical economy, and others of-its like.'
r:; vniu-iiau ucen inuB roiiDeu oy
wW, of forty hats, boots, yards of cloth, sixw
in nm.nli-.il. .. l. L J I. .1
.' undsof iron, and one half of his stork i.frowdv
ide clothing could atford to sell the remnants,
ny u;o government m lum rMccniuu, u
uch the cheaper!
. -jwroiiTAST, if tkue- 1 nis is the man
r in which the "New York Tribune" introdu-
s tho following paragraph from tho Phila
;Iphia Gazette" of Tuesday eveuinp:
'Gentlemen from Washington stato with
nfidence that lion. James Buchanan-has re-
L TriPfl fjm Rprf-tilArvafiiii ..f tfm atatn an1 thq, I
I 0 president han se'eeted Andrew Stevenson,
ll ( . n . . '
i irgnua, iu nil ino piace. Lfiiiercuccs ol
inion as to the Oregon negotiation have indu-
. d this on the part of Azr. Buchanan.
It is astonishing how any "gentleman" can
no with "confidence" a report which is so
terly destitute of foundation. What can be
emotive for tuch a gratuitous fabrication?
hat other purpose can it answer, than first
scatter , for a few days, a reoort that is cal-
ilated to agitate the public mind, and to cast
air of instability over the adininietration:ind
Pn. Uhon thn mtVirt lO Avnnen.l . el,n1n L,n
' . 1 r . 1 . -
'imjence ci uio puonc m every rumor that
nanatcs from Washington? No ruch reoort
;j the above has ever circulated in this city of
; imors. Tncre is not a shadow of truth in it.
r. Buchanan has not reigned, nor has he
Iked or thought of resigning; nor has any
ember of the cabinet. The reason assigned,
10, for his resignation, is as fabulous' as the
port itself. There is no difference of opinion
1 tho cabinet on the Oregon question There
.ever was a more harmonious cabinet, and
Jiere is as little variety of opinion on all the
'rcat questions which come before the present
abinct, as in any of its predecessors. Wo are
ally warranted in making this statement in the
.lost authentic and authoritative manner.
Washington Union.
I Political Gratitude Thus spcakcth the
tlitor of the Boston Post, an able writer, a sound
J,emocrat and a good man,.who appears to have
?ad 6ome experience in political life:
4 Those who have had much experience in poli-
a o t'in rir,l;fir"i! nrnoi lintia litl tr lit trt ttnw
K .O t'l lilt, fVJiUlUI J V UO ( ( v IIICU IV 1IVI.1V pUI
t ' sc if they have not discovered that tho men
iu in uic 1uu111.11 tuuioo Ul llllll.l, miuu u Ul'
most prompt to recognize cervices rendered, are
most anxious to forget an obligation; they should
know, too, that moro men are prostrated and de
serted by creatures tf their own creation than
by their open and avowed enemies.'. Mankind
strive to forget obligations, because the rcmcm
banceof them is biirJcnsoine; and politicians al
most invariably kick down the ladder by which
they climb to fame.
'arcfc cf the Seroid Dragoons. The 2J rrg
iment of tho U. S. Dragoons, under Colonel
ITwi'". took up tho line of march for Texas
from Natchitoches on the jrn utr. he Chron
icle says that they are to be stationed at San
Antonio de Bexar, and we would remark that a
more healthy or beautiful location could hardly
bo found. We would give a tolerably gocd
horae to see the dragoons with Coffi's band in
advance, rido past F.nre's llancho on the Guad
alupe, and afterwards enter the old and roman.
.. f A Will tlm.n n !.
tie town of ban Antonio. v hi itiero nol bo
excitement among thi Mexican portion of the
population of a piace that ha stood soma half
dozen sciges within the last ten years, end
which has been alternately in poession of the
Tcxans and their own people! We shall look
for an account of their entry with interest.
Natchez Courier,
fJVnni III HiiinUy Memory,
ton plimir with tho
it , will ii'fourtf
reill of l i'U
llninlnomn in h hanilsomo Jorn,
My l.can u thero I ir'Oit ileal of leng'h
and brci.lih to tho meanioK o t tin wt rJ hnwl
i. I.iko a blanket, It i bnnd k it -hoi)?,
and not hlf mi trfipiireiit lo thou ami
It is cotitiui ted Mith action a well aaoljoctp;
with behiivior a well a htok-, with (h-rd a
well a word and example a well precept.
I don't dunk Omt (he coinlmesa of form or t.f
feature can bo riu-ariirod by any ntandrd that
will bo universally acknowledged; for what up
pear to ono a beautiful aa tl.o en.bh ttm of troth
and holiness, may teem lo another ugly aa
Sm tempting a mint with a ehuj.p'aster. Tho
monkey that married tho baboon's water, no
doubt thought her Hostessed ef tiinerior nor.
eonal charms; and she in all apeL-h probability,
saw aomething in ,cr lover' face that secured
tier inuiviuual attachmont took a double clinch
on her Blljctions ahForhdl hor u lu.ln am. I
and all that sort o' thing, as my friend Mdion
says, 'bho never told h.-r love,' but then there
was that something in her lotely and expressive
face, which showed how warm wero iho watnra
of feeling at tho fountain, and how her heart
longed lo become a part and parcel of tl.o plur k
of a dignified and noble looking baboon. Such
u the power of imaginary beauty. A mother
almost always thinks her yourg ones handsomer
than any botly'a else; while, at tho eme time.
they may be repulsive ouough in feature to keep
mo uiuuia- luyoaierf, noopiog cougii, lever and
ague, and every other respectable d se.se, at a
reasonable dietuncs. 2'Le wild Indiau sees
more lo admire about tho (q jaw, who pounds
his -corn in his wigwam, ai.d who.-e complexion
looks as it tanned by moonshinf, than ho would
in tho lovliePt lily-skin ever exhibited in the
gay circle of fashion and refinement, The E
thiopian thinks that the beauty of human fl.'th
lies in its blat knees. The lady of his choice is
10 mm lmo a pair ol boots to a gentleman the
blacker Uio belter, lie was indeed a dopI and
a philosopher who said that, in tho IV'eet Indie?,
mo iiyuuiiug was very nanusorao ana the tnun
dcr moot beautiful!
f .. r . .1 . . . . . .
iiiy menus as says my text, 'handsome is
as handsomo docs.' In cenerous acts, charita
ble deeds and virtuous examples there is a mor
al beauty that shines aa reeplendent amid the
darkness of vice and the corruption of the world
as iire tiies in a grave yard, or a pair of cat
eyes In a coal hole. Tho handsomeness of the
heart is to be priz:d far above tho fairness of
tiiu uuiwiuu puiMiiK anuine ooeomlhat heaves
with warm and philanthropic emotions, is
treasury or loveliness in iiseu. A young min
isterno matter how plain ho really k alwavs
looks handsomo to'tho. ladies; bccaje ho is so
gentle in spirit, pure in proc??, sincere in pro
fession, circum -pact in nrajtico. and ininropna-
ieu wen me ewitriai essence ot divine lovo. Ho
I. I . .. - . " . ... ' O..
wou d nt riiftlj a feather on an ann-el's winir.
I of itschartne; ki.'f a musquito; tread Upon a worm,
l.a.nll. ..II. I. L iL .. . '1 . r
p.ucic a nower irom 1'aratlisB to. the detriment
' ,,,UI' ""s"1 '"f1"0'1
fame of a fellow mortal. Therefore he is con
sidered handsome.
Young man you behold your image in a mir
ror, pronounce yourself good looking t nd imag
ine you aro bound to shine wherever you go;
but you can't do it unless your beauty is some
thing more than fkin deep, ft must penetrate
inio me inicrior. loumust be handrome a
the wav from the head to ihn hnarf. Vnn
do the handsome at all times, and under all cir
cuinstancef; or, like a bad egg washed with
gold, you won't go down.' By not treating your
friends as often as you arc treated by them by
speakii g disparagingly of your acquaintances
by assuming silly airs, and thrusting vourself too
forward in company, and with the ladies espe
cially exhibiting foppishness and puppyism
and by making a fool of yourself in divers ways
you spoil all your beauty; and your company
will be shunned, rather than courted in sniie of
all your wonderments. Good looks unaccom-
pamcd with a good deportment, can no more
gain the esteem and admiration of tho world
than a black coat and a white cravat can make
a saint a blackleg.
Young lady you will be thought handsome
so long as you perform various little offices of
disinterested kindness: so long as the blossoms
of virtue remain in lull bloo n in your bosom: so
long as modesty, mildness and love have a homo
in your hear'; to long as you potsess these in
ward attractions which have a mysterious mag
nctic influence upon the affections of tho nobler
sex and no longer. Without these, you may
whitewash your foreheads, rouge your chccRs,
pencil your eyebrows, and sport a luxuriance of
extraneous curls; but it will be all to no purpose.
No ono will discover anything handsome, or
pretty, about you, and you will bo left to wither
unnoticed, like a Ibwcr without beauty cr fra
grince. My hearers it would be easier to teach a
rabbit to trot, a goose to canter, a giraffo to
creep, or an elephant to turn a 6iimraerset,lhan
for me to cleanse you of your filth and loath
someness, and make you comely in the sight of
God and man, without a corresponding exertion
upon your own sids. Do try, my brethren, to
help yourselves, and 1 will give you a push pro
portionate in power io ihc amount of pennies in
the box. to mote it be! UOW.Jjt.
National Nicknames It will be seen by
the. following from an exchange paper that the
people of every tate have nicknames, and some
very curious and ludicrous onet:
The inhbbi!an:sof Maine, are railed Foxe;
New Ilamp.-hiro, Granite Coys; Massachusetts,
Bay Stater.-; Vermont, Green .Mountain Roys;
Rhoda land, Gun FiintFj Connecticut, Wood
en Nutmeg?; New York, Knickerbiftker ; New
Jersey, t'lamcatchcTp-; Pennsylvania, Leather
heads; Delaware, MuMtrats; Maryland, Craw
Thumpers; Virginia, Beagles; North Carolina,
Weasels Georgia, Biizzirds; Louisiaua, Cre
oie.'s; Alabama, Li2zird',K9ntucky, Cora crack
ef'i Tefitinmok, ('illofiitiiilei( Ohm, lurliryo
I'ld am, llnoler llliiiolr, Hoekir Almmutl,
I eN( Mimiipl, aiipole) Arkoi4, (iopli.
lo dy upon tlntr?."' Sl'rU'n' WoIvjtium Fi.f.iU, Fy up n.u
' ' , I .fill It ! Wl.l.li.ul fll-.lrt..l II ... I .
N. W, Turnlory. 1'rairia IJoiri Orrt'on.
- , I'.'iilll, inil'-ir, I'mi I H WB1 T-l
From tlx Knir kirbockor,
Hum rirh ircne orrur In taking tha
u iitnlBr iho lata law of thoMito of
York for Hut purpoao. '1'ho followinff from an
eyo witnepk, j one:
Here' thn devil with hia book again fot
tho ti'mtnrij," tdioutaa junior of tha family to
tho irutoriial head above ataira who presently
appear. I it tho heads of the family yu
want r-urt: but last week yo wanted our names
for ytt d'rectury, and now ye want our htaJ?
A free country this sure, when ono'a head ih
not cafe. Bo ed', and bad luck to ye and all
like ye." After aome explanations the ques
tions in order are acked.
Who is tho head of the family! Ann Phi dm
ycr honor, the satno in old Ireland and fonver.
How many males in this familyl Thro malts
a day with pratcys for dinner an'
But how many Men and Boys. "Och, why ,
there's tho ould man an' biy, and three childro
who died live years aga, navin rest their dear
souls, tho ewatest jtwils that iver"
But how many are now living! "Meself and
mo daughter J udy, ye see them, and a jewil of a
girl she is indeed."
But have you no males in your family! "Sor-
ra the one, the ould man works hard by the d iy
and Patrick is not at home at all, but to las
males and hia bed."
How many aro subject to Military duty!
"Nivcr a one; Patrick and the ould man belong
to the Inmits, and euro finer looking soldiers
were nivcr boro; did ye not see thim when tho
ould Ginural was buried, 'twould have mado
your heartbeat lo see two such fine looking,
gnuale, well behaved boye.
How mony are entitled to votel 'Why tho
ould man and ineee f and Judy. , and warn't it
we that bate the Natives an the Whigs an'
elicited ould Gincral Jackson over 'ira all. Sor
rathe day when he died and disappointed us
all, for a lino man he was."
How many colored pereons in your family!
"Nager, did you name Nagers! Outjman, an'
don't be insultin' me. Out wid ye, an' niver
f. me cmco iu" -vWll'l Ml( SOOUl IHO kWlltWW,
whither I have nagers in me famil) ! Yer out
of yer senses ycrsdf, begone and elou't bother
CTAn Electric Gun has been patented in
England, which is worked by the apnlication of
gassea exploded by galvanism. 1000 balls per
minute arc discharged by if. In an experiment
before a number of military men, tho following
results wcr produced: Jef. lisp.
The engineer is enabled to tako a true aim.
the barrel bavin? a sight similar to a rifld. Tho
barrel is supplied with balls by two chamber,
one fixed and tho other moveable. This, last
may be made largo enough to contain an im
mense number ot balls. It is calculated that
1000 balls or more can be discharged a minute,
the volleys being shot eff in almost continuous
r constant succession, the stationary chamber
supplying the barrel. The experiments fully
carried out all the inventor professed to do.
Tha bullets wcro driven throug a thick plank.
and Afterwards completely flattened on an iron
target. Those directed against a target with
out the intervention cf the planking were glifcr
ally beaten to atoms, and iu a manner plaster
ed on the baards placed on the sides of tho tar
get, which received the fragments as they flow
off at angles from the iron. The force far ex
ceeded what can be done by any military n
gitie of equal calibre, in which gunpowder isem
ployed as tho propelling power, A three inch
board at 2U yards distance, was completely
shattered through with the bullets, as if the ecu-
trebit and drill of a carpenter had been employ.
ed, and tho rapidity and precision of aim wcro
extraordinary. For clearing a breach or swee.
ping a fosse such an engine must bo most tre
mendously destructive."
ICPTbe Natchitoches Chronicle pays the fol.
lowing compliment to the Secretary of tho
'In calling into tho Cabinet, Mr. Georga
Bancroft, the President did an act that wilt t lit d
Iti6lre upon his administration, and cast ntw
honors on tha American name. lie is one of
those whose reputation will not pass away
wh,en he lays down tha trappings of office. Ho
will be known in our annals through all time, a
the scholar, orator and historian, from whot-e
prolific genius aro constantly flowing rirh
streams of elcqusnce, to delight and instrtfet
his countrymen." ' , "
Estimated Lo-s bt the Late Fire. Wo
aro strongly imprCrtiJ with the idea that the a
mennt of loss by the late fire is greatly over
estimated. Assuming that the value.of the bei'.
dings destroyed would average seven thousand,
dollars and this is a very largo estimate, con
6idering tho amount of available matter on tho
ground the loss in buildings is about a mi'lion
and 1 half. Add to this three millions for tho
goods destroyed, and tho loss falls short cf fiv.i
millions. M'o are happy to add that probably
nine- tenths of this loss falls upon men of wealth,
who will in no way suffer from it. The Insu
rance Compauies can pay, and their stock einco
1S35 has not been held by widows end orphans,
but by men of large means, who could afford to
risk a few thousands in the hope of getting very
large premiums. The effect of this great fire,
therefore, upon the business of the city, will not
bo perceptible alter it has ceased to bo a bub-
j -ct ol converea;icn. totiner & ..usurer.
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