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No. 28.
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lieved for a leu period than m moiillifl.
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en oli
AiiniiiinriiiKcniiiliilntcifnr oflirir ten forStal
Mild five for Count invariably in advance.
Tlifll'ASII will he required forBll Job work
when delivered -thii rule will he itrictly ob
I, utters iililroil to thin oflioeon biiflineM, must
bit Hildremoi! to the Pullihor(po8tpiiid)or they
mitrht not hit Htli-odtid to.
Q-The cni'u w.ll be required for Advcrtisc-
miTits n noon hi published -vPoliticaladdrcei
will be charged ni nd-
v rlifmnntH, for which iho cah in udvunce
will bo required.
Cjrrespmlerica of tha Btltimtre Amtriean
Washington, Juno 1.
In ihe e.ia'e. m D x, of New York, reported
trom the solest coinrriitteo the bill in relation to
the Smithsonian bequest, with amendments.
Mr Dix alno presented a memorial from citi
zens of New York, asking Congress to send a
special mission to certain countries cf the Easi
lor commercial purpose". The memorial was
referred to tho committee on Foreign Rcla
li m.
'J'he Paymasters' bill from the House wis
read Iwiee tiid referred lo tho Committee on
Al Hilary Affairs.
Mr. Speight of Mies , atkod the Senate to tako
up tho bill proposing an alternate section of land
(or the purpose of granting the ineaiH or ten
during navigable the I'eirl pvt, which runs
through .Uiss.ssij'pi, and which riaca in Louis
Mr. Bagby opposed tho bill. Toe Pearl rivi r
he regarded a a siuice and a slash, and called ii
by u'her hard names which excited the ire ot
thij Senator Irom Mississippi.
Mr. Speight si id ho had seen steamboats upon
Una sluice, and several of them during the sen
(ion of Hie Legislature. The river runs into ilr
river runs into (lie heart ol the cm ton ci.u.tt . .
Thero were five hunJ.ed thousand acres of pub
lie land upon i', and oust of it was wonhlcss to
the general government, some of it having been
in market for forty years.
dolfte ran Mti tirp .-.mint jsffcea llai
coiistitUHscm! question, and ccaaeJio be ol pu'o
he interest.
Without oclion upon this bill, Mr llinncrpr
called for the order of the dy and tho motion
w g agtecd to.
I'he q'lestion pending w9 the ni;,ti u to re
commit iht Oregon II una hill to the Commiteo
on the Judxiary, with ins'ructiona.
Mr. Cass look the H or for t!ie p irpope, a
vowed by himself, of re. ucitating tlu line f
W40. lie argued lustily against Mr. Uenton,
without di!ro v niyr ouo single fact proved by m .
Uenton. mc JJilrsou and ,ur. Madison were
regarded as ia tbo way in tho discussion of the
UCdUont a no Mr. was iranh-y uu ueeirttu
to remove t!i?fcc gentlemen out of the way, and
it wis plain, because their wcrJj. destn-yed the
claim of Mr. Cass to 40'.
The fact that they hadspoken before the trea
ty of 1819, sir. Ca regarded as shutting out
ibeir testimony entirely. Mr. Cass insisted that
tho Utrecht Itno was not run, and that all re
ference to it was entirely out of place. Mr.
.Uenton was treated in conclusion as occupying
and inconnistent position, and a speech deliver
ed in 1812 was quoted against hun.
Mr. BjiiIou heard this speech with marked
patience, but with boiiic apparent internal feel
ing 1
Wncn Mr. Cass took his seal, after a speech
of about two hours, Mr. Benton rose, and in
eome thirty minutes replied with great force
and point. He said that trie treaty of Utrecht
in tho 10ih article provided that Ihe line should
bcrun, not by surveyors, but geographically,
and astronomically. They were to run the line
forthwith, and this had been done.
Mr. Benton said the Senator from Michigan
hopped lightly over all the points of his argu
inent, and abandoned every oqo of his main
pointe, to jump at new conclusions, or rather to
revive old ones, lie had professedly washed
his hands and wiped them of Mr. Greenhow,
and yet for an hour and a halt ne naa uuggeu
him and his errors to his bosom. j
My argument, said Mr. Benton, had been,
quibbled at and distorted by one of those fifty
four forties, and all in defence of error, known
error. These 54 40 men under a mistake had
aroused and excited the country. They had
committed a great error and hugged it to their
bosoms. The question was that of a senseless
war, and a war of ignorance on our part, in de
fence of Frazer's river and New Caledonia, a
country covered all over with British posts and
. e ttloments.
. The Senator from Michigan knows it. He
has not once mentioned New Caledonia or Fra
jer river. He will not pronounce the name of a
country for which he is ready to plunge the
country into a war, and to which he knows the
country has no title. He is ready for war, and
to take a country to which we have do title
whatever. -
Mr. Benton spoke with jrreat earnestness, but
in so 'low a tone of voice that the words did not
reach any distance beyond the immediate neigh
borhood in which he was speaking.
The Senate then voted to commit all the bills
to the Committee on the Judiciary.
The question recurred upon the instructions
to run the line of 4 ho nrnnnsed bv Mr. Benton.
JT' ' Wcatcott, opposed the instructions, and Mr.
against 60me. nSZrcssions wore that the
time nad come when it was necessary to do
Bomethtng. He jmJuirrej jn th9 hone or fear
i'"le..!a-dcom? it was necessary to do.
that no jrr cm long'h of lunn would elpe boforft
ihwqiioMinn would to settled ,y nrgniiiiiioti.
Hi' trintrd it would, ind Mol, in rrganl lotlio
rritull, Iti impci fur in amicable inurnment pro
dominated over Ins four.
It rcemed lo In in Uo tint lofno nrraiiic law
fur llm government of this territory wan nr-c pm
ry. Tho law of i enacted by tho British
Parliament, provided that t fie sul jeet of the
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Queen, and amonahifl in th ,,i it
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Homo ruch I w, Mr. Webster thought, were
nceocu lor me government onho neoplo of our
on territory.
Mr. Calhoun wan for iho reference which hid
taken place, becauso he had the greatest coiifi.
dence in the Judiciary Committee. He doubt
ed the nocoFsiiy and propriety of tht inslruc
liens. It would not be necessary if the nego
tiations were to sc ttle the question of boundary,
and ho apprehended the best way would be not
to act upon the subject at all at the present
moment. We would act upon (his subject with
much belter knowledge by and by than now.
Mr. Atrhison of Missouri was fur the instruc
tions and for agreeing to some boundary at once,
whether il was for til 40 or 40.
Mr. Webster roe lo subum two observations,
but yielded to Mr. Sevier, v ho submitted a mo-
lion to adjourn, which was agreed to.
The Hibcrnia arrived at Uoaton on (he lt
inst, bringing dates from Liverpool to Ihe 19 h
Tho London Times and the administration
papers generally have asi-umcd a more bullying
luim mi me vregon question. 1 ne ZN. I. Jour,
nal of Commerce says :
"Ihere are intun ilions in the Tmos, if we
rignuy underhand them, that Ihe British gov
eminent has s'iit out, or is about to fend out an
ultimatum, from which it will not budge an inch,
leaving u-i iln u to choose our alternative. Il
h be sc, a eni-is has arrived of momentous in
icrest to our couotry and the world."
Thu corn bill has passed its third reading in
'ho llouie of Commons by a majority of 93. -
From the X. Y Jiurnalof Commerce
I.tvEp.rooL Cotton Market for the IVeek
emdi.ng lVaf 15 The continually repeated
statements ot short receipta at the shipping ports
of Ihe United States, and the comparative de.
ei case having now reached the very large amount
of 100.000 bales, is producing a decided effect on
lay last week, s.iy to J all round. Xii ad
vance appl'ci more to American thin any othor
description. I here is, however, amongst the
lolders of ail kinds, a greatly increased confi
dence in tho article, and speculators are again
pretty freely at work. From Manchester and
lie manufacturing districts there is less encour
igement than might bo wivhed for. No doubt
if the crop uf cotton had proved as large as that
of last year not an unreasuiuble expectation
in January last, prices would have declined to a
lower point thsn had ever hem known and the
article abandoned as hopeless. But the gradu.
al y developed short crop has happily not only
raved us t om sucli a tearlul result (as it inevit
ably would have p-oved lo mar.y), but raised
"fair" Uplands from 4 to 5J. In this way a
considt rable part of its saving effects have al
ready been anticipated j and we have not, there
fore, siiil to receive all (he advantages arisinii
trom eo great a tailing oli in quantity. 17.41JO
Amcricau, 4200 Sural, and 400 Egyptian have
been taken on spc'u'ation ; and 3,700 American,
40 I'ernam, and 1 G10 Su-at fVirfx.wrt. The
sales for the week amount to 5'1,3-iO bales.
Wav 15: Ii to IS h The demand for Cotton
durinirthe last two days has b'Tn considerably
abated but prices are pretty well m lintained.
The sales on the l.Vh amounted to 10.000 bales
one half on speculation. On the 16 h, how.
ever, they declined to 4000, of which speculators
purchased 1000. To-oay, May 18, 5000 bales
were sold, including 500 on speculation, and the
same amount for cxpor'. The market closed
heavi'y. American and Surats were easier to.
day, but other sor's remained unchanged. This
business included 400 Americ.tn at 4 I to 5J ;
150 Pernam and Maracaibo, 4 I to 6 s ; 4U0
Egyptian, 6J (o G.d; Surats ; and .'30 Sea
Islands, 12d lo 13J.
Flour and Grain arc a good deal depressed,
and ra'tber cheaper.
Pensacola, )
June 5. 1846.
Gentlemen: The U. S. etoam frigate Missis.
sippj, arrived off this Yard last evening in five
days from Vera Cruz She brought as passen
gers Mr. Dimond, our Consul at Vera Cruz. Mr
Parrott, our Consul at Mazatlin, and Pr. Wood
oflheNavy. Dr W. is the bearer of dpspa'ch.
es from the Pacific Squadron to our Govern
ment. He left the city of Mexico on the ;7tn
ult. and Vera Cruz on the 30th.
Dr. Wood reports that all the Departments
on tha Pocilic coast of Mexico bad declared a
rrainst Parades.
Tha news of the ba'tlea of the 8 h and 9;hof
May was well known in the city of Mexico, and
the occupation of Matamoras by the American
troops was anticipated as a matter of course
amons all tha intelligent part of tho population
'J'he two battles are represented to have boen
but trifling affairs, and each undecisive at that
amounting to no more than a drawn same.
Gen. Parades was expected to bo soon on Ins
march for the Hi 7 Grande at the head of 10,000
troops. Borne, however, believe thai ne troops
he was endeavoring to raise were intended only
to Bave his crown, or rather to defend bin own
position as President.
uen. uravo, m oomuisuu ai vcram, "
expected to come out agamst Paredes
Tba Vera C.uzauossay they will have Bravo a.
t rcajden . .notl,;;,- ,rt ,, lhe if. a.
i lie V. liifiiV v .-uciimni'M -
loop of war l'Vifit, wIih h hv h' n atlarhml
to the I'ucihc nqiii'lrnr, are oil Hieir way lotiio
United .V'.ilei. 7'uis i inu'h reifrrited at tin
prrnput rrmm, rontidt)f nitf lbs Hrength of fie
Hritihli fleet. It wti gi'iiuri ly believed and
publicly deriarcd that aooii hontili'.iei
commencw between Ihe United Stales and Mf-
ico, the EngliMh Would lnjid and take poiseimon
of all tho most iinpurtant placet m thu uamuol
their (joveninient. .
Thii war has produced in tho public mind an
unwonted t xciicinent. IiiiiumtraUlo public
meetrngi have beon held, at which the greatest
enthusiasm has been manifested; and a large
part ol the force of fifty thousand volunteers,
has already been enrolled. There aro now at
the scat of war, or on the way, a force of (en
thousand men a number amply sufficient to
maintain the ground already gamed, though to
tally inadequate to any great impretsiun on
Mexico herself.
Two considerable victories have been gain
ed, though not without the loss of a number ot
valuable lives. General Taylor and his troops
have conducted themselves with great gallant
ry as well as skill. Tho closo of tho contest it
is impossible yet to predict. If Mexico follows
iho advice of some of her citizens, avoiding en
tirely a general engagement, and confining her
self to a guerilla warfare on her own soil, she
may unquestionab'y greatly prolong the contest
and cost the lives ol innumerable of ourciti.
zen. if, in addition to tni..sne issues letters
of marque and reprisal, and encourage priva-
teers, she may do immense injury to our com
merce. American vessels in the southern ports
are already shunned ty s!:!???"; while the for.
t ign read.ly .buA full fretehta. Tho very
buA foil freighta.
namo of a privatel att tat would keep a vast
many of our shipsirfjrl, which would oiher
wise be ploughing tho ocean. If the war con
tinues, ii is not to be expected that Mexico will
neglect (his means of annoying us, tot of en
riching herself. All nalions,Sn modern times,
with a fci-board, have resorted to it, esj ecial
ly the weaker maratime powers. The Mexi
cans are vindictive, and they have unquestion
ably feelings of bitter hostility towards this
country. They have a country admirably a
dapted for defence in a guerilla warfare. What
ever they have of national feeling will le brot'
into play in this contest. Should it become a
war of races and a war of religions, though the
latter feeling existed only on ono side, it may
yet be an obstinate, bloody and protracted war
fare. The more common opinion, howewr,
seems to be that the Mexicans, discouraged by
their ill sucees at theontet, will be . ir'ad (o
make aneany peee."-unia ttb ttm 'not mrf
an entire assurance, and vet think the terms jekin canoes uotil tfcey wet the John A all. on
will prove very difficult of ' arrangement the) which boat they arrived at this port. Their
one party wish ngio get much more than the
other willing to give. Bufwe shall see what
we shall see." A'alwnoZ i'resj.
Western Indiaks tVe learn from Ihe
Tropic lint forty one Chiefs and War Captains
of the Cainanches and other Western Indians,
with whom Gov. Butler and Commissioner Al.
G. Lewis have been crgged in treating with
in the last few months, have arrived in New
Orleans on their way to Washmgion City as
delegates from their respect ve tribes. The
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t reaty to WHICH liirsc uravea aro paruew, who
corxluded on the 17ih ult , at Council- Springs,
on tho Brazos river, alwut 30 miles above the
Falls. 7'hey are accompanied by Col. Lewis,
oneofthe Commissioners. Mrs. Lewis has
accompanied her husband during the wholo
expedition, enduring all theprications andshar-
inff in the wild cxciicmenroi a mu in camp on
the bountllee9plains ana prairies oi jtxas.
Her health, which was foeble, has been restored
hn the temnorarv withdrawal from artificial
lite. Mempiiis n-iq
The following are tho Joint Resolutions of
Congress a copy of which it is said, has been
furnished Gen. Taylob underd tho President's
own autograph:
Joint Resolution presenting the thanks of Con-
gross to Major General layior, hia embers
and men.
Resolved bu the Senile and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in
Congress assembled, i liat me tiianas or con
gress are due, and are hereby tendered, to
Brevet Maior Uenerai senary i ayior, com
manding the armv of occupation, his officers
and men, for the fortitude, skill, enterprise, and
couracc which have distinguished the recent
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brilliant operations on me mo uranue.
And be it' further Resolved, That Congress
mnpRrfliv svrnDathizo with the relatives and
friends of the officers and soldiers of the army
of i lm United Slates who so bravely fell in the
service of their country on the Rio Grande
Resolved, That the President be requested
to cause ihe forecoinff resolutions to be com
mnnie.ated to Mai r General Taylor, and thro'
him, to tho army under his command.
The following from the St. Louis "New Era"
is well-timed, and it is lobe hoped will be well
heeded by the 'powers that be: bnqr.
In the present War Excitement it is incum
bent on the Executive and ministerial officers
of (he Government (o guard well the disbursing
department, lo prevent fraud, peculation and
favoritism. Vast sums may be f quandercd un
der pretexts of military contractu and settle
ments. All accounts eginst tho government
should bo scrutinrzod loses that they aro gen
uine, to prevant fictitious claims from being
trumped up, and constructive services from be
ing paid for. The experience fit the Florida
war should afford a lesson lo our government
and iuduce proper vigilance in the contracting
aud disbursing departments. The misfortune
is thai frequently (ar more is paid to those who
render no service and do no fighting than, to
thnifl who tr faithful in duly and
lint tin, Tiki wholcaalo friwU that
pointed arid rnnnived at in tha 1 lorid wir in
order In reward Uvonle should form no prec
edent inthi war. Proper vgiUncu (in y vavo
millions of dullHm to tho ''na-ury. By gur.
duig vigilantly tho trea-ury atfuiMt peculation,
andfraudlent contracts and improper allowan
cea tho government will Lo better able to make
suitable compensation to those who render val
uable servicci. '
The St. Louis R publican of Tuesday last
has tho following account of a
DnicArof UL aiaik at Pal-atiia Wo allu
ded a tew days ago to a difficulty between II.
C. Broadus, of Hinmbal, and John L Tayhr,
of Palmyra terminating in a challenge to light
a duel, and tho rejection of the ti rms proposed
by tho challenged party. That afl'iir hailed
to a most droadful result, in ihe death of (he
seconds, which occurred on Sa(urday evening
last, at Palmyra. About eight o'clock, George
IV. Buckner, Esq , met Jos. W. Glover, at (he
spring in or near Palmyra. Tho meeting was
accidental Glover, armed with a six barrel
revolving pistol, Buckner without any means
of defence. An altercation took place between
them, of the tenor of which we are not infor
med, when Glover drew his pistol and shot
Buckner, Ihe ball entering iuH above the hip,
and coming out at tho navel. Buckner, thus
wounded, immediately ee zid the postol trom
Glover's hande, and fired it the ball passing
directly through Glover's heart. lis expired
immediately. Buckucrdicd on Sunday mor
ning. The parties to this dreadful conflict are res
pcctable men; and wo understand there had
been, prior to the above duel, no difficulty what
ever between them. Mr. Buckner was the
circuit attorney for the district, residing at Bo
nn 2 Green, and Mr. Glover a student al law in
From TiiEUrrEU. Missouri A ccntleman
who arrived here yesterday, direct froiri Fort
Pierre, Ui mouth of the Little Missouri, informs
us that all was quiet among tho tribes of that
rerjion. when ho left, ''he Reee, of Arickaras,
more Drooeriv. a herce and wariiKe inoewno
reside on the Missouri river, some two hundred
miles above, had made a descent on iurt Pierre
but affected nothing, further than the captur
of eight mules. 1 ha bulTilo were very scarce,
and t he tribes of that rerrion had pone furihe
'tt.itli in ll.iti. nttwinil rl'nta hutl htiAD V.'PV
, b - rs
httle snow on the m esouri during the winter, or
in the mountains drained by its tributaries
From the latter circumstances, a light "June
rise" is lookod forward to. alio parry,
wfitcfi wtr tntbrmaftt 'waf WtMW 49wt
downward trip sve ri6 lo no incident worth
recording. St. L'juis Reporter, June 5th.
Attemtt to kill the King of the Fkkncii.
Tho following intelliffonce has been received
from Fo kestonf, by means of the EU cine
Telegraph. About half past five o'clocH on
Thursday, as the King was returning from his
urive in inu torest me l ontaint Dieau. a man
seated upon the wall, fired at his tlajosiy.
Providence preserved tho King's life. 7'iie
Queen, Princess Adelaide, Dutchess of No-
l.i . i - T r
mour,andtlie Prince, and the Princess of Sa
lerno, wcro in Iho carriago with the King.
Three balls cut ths fringes of the Char-a banc
no me was struck a piece of the wadding
was picked up by the Queen. The assassin
was immediately arrested; his namo ia Leco
nate; he ia an old General, guardian of Ihe for
est cf Fontaintbleau. Late Foreign Paper.
The Rio Grande Our brave volunteers
aro not going to a desert. 1 he iatvrston
News thua describes tho country auout nuta-
"The country along the east bank of the Rio
Grande, is said to be unequalled in fertility ol
soil and beauty of scenery. For miles above
and below the position ot the Mexican Army,
the country is under cultivation, and presents
a succession ot cotton plantations anu corn
fields. At this timo the corn is breast high and
tho cotton about 1 inches; but as the fields
have had little or no cultivation since they were
planted this year, in consequence of the milita
ry oncrations, the weeds are said to bo nearly
as hi?h as tho crop. The color of the soil is a
light mulatto, slightly undulating and ot mex
haustible fertility. The cotton crop haa usual
ly been sold in the Mexican market at Zo corus
pound. .At tnis moment me iropicai iruns
are growing in tna grea'esi luxuriance; ngs,
oranges, bananas, poaches, apricots and pome,
granatcs are seen in all directions."
Drought and famine in Nokthen Brazil
A letter received by a gentleman in this city
dated Aracaty, Feb. 20, gives a heart rending
description of the sufferings of the inhabitants
of portions of Northern Braz I. At Aracaty, in
consequence of the protracted drought, the trees
were withering, and the poople were famishing
for want of food. The writer saya "Should
the drought continue until May or June we thai I
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nave tew persons ieu m-rc. ucj nave alrea
dy begun to flock lo Pernanibuco, the capital;
ana il opportunny oiioro - mat remain win
immediately follow." The writer was at Ico
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on theOih of February, and he there eaw fami
lies who a ahort time since enpyed abundance
bet"inff from door to door. "They appeared,"
he remarks, "more liko f keletons than anything
else. Many were dying in the strceio of want,
daili ; and lhe deaths were so numerous tint
ihe amount of mortality could not be estimated
Articles of the first necessity had risen to an
exhorbitant price. A quarter of Flour (half a
bushel) could not be obtained for Itss than 3 1
millreas, or $12; and biscuits.' weighing half an
ounce, solo for fO re as or one ccut and a half
each. Salt, which a thort time previous was
selling at 8 nullrcab'. was held at 16 .nnllrean.
In thediotncta of liihamuiu, Ctato, the prov
ince of Farahj ba, snd the n?'ghbcring country,
1 . j 1. 1
vali4tit nltxrrptiri tha roast, the diMreia was grtat
u... .,..! beyond lUjir.rtpiioo, and tha inhabitants were
pern lung of burger in all direction.
Thr ('iiot.ru. Tim doatructivt rcourgt of
liuinity leu un once more on its way to rav
ago the continent cf Kuropo, originating, aa
boh r", in the hei rt ol A-ia, northern Pcrim be
ing tho tint quirter in which it was noticed; it
U gradually up, roachmg the confines of Europe.
Tho chief cities of Persia already count by
thousands the number of their dead who bive
fallen victims to Asiatic cholera.
The line of ronta taken by it appears to be
almost due West, for it attacked in regular iuc
cridion lh cue. of Bokhara, Herat, Me bed,
Tehcren and Ispahan, while recent accounts
tn m Odessa stale that two or three cases of
Asiatic cholera had been observed at Tiflis.
Should it continue to advance at its present
rate it may be looked for In Eastern Europe in
a very short time.
Indeed, it is stated from Riga, that it has
already broken out at Orenburg and Kasao,
am' that several persons at St. Petersburg have
been attacked by the influenza, a disease that
usually precedes the cholera. Germanpaper.
The Camanches These Indians have re
fused to treat with the U. S. Commissioners.
and the inference is, that they have been tam
pered with by Mexican emissaries. The gov
ernor of 7'exau, under a resolution of tho legis
lature, eas sent special agents to ascertain the
diepositions of these Indians, with the view of
taking steps to protect the frontier, should they
appear hostile. T.e Camanches are a nu
merous and perfidious race, and we trust if they
make a single demonstration, the United States
will call out our Clioctawa against them X.
O. Jeffersonian.
Slandeu. Show us a man that in not slan
dered, by sovie body, we will bhow you a very
good-for nothing sort of person that is, for no
thing useful to himself or profitable lo society.
uo a meritorious act; ana tnere are tnose mat
will hate and ba:k-bite you. Earn a fair fame;
and there are those who will envy and traduce
you. Who of lhe good, the wise, or the great,
now living or that have ever lived, ' but were
surrounded by these who were ever ready, by
siamierous tongue, to sully their reputatioi.l
IVe would'nt give a copper for a man or wo
rn in who has never been slandered. There
can be no surer sign of. commendablo wcrtu-r
Vrlhi polilan.
Gratitude Tho Nashville G.zeUe, after
describing a certain village at the mouth of a
Western river, ielU the following story:
"A southern gentleman on , his : way home
Vrmim Ikn I. . J ll.. .11 I...L r.- ,rt tf.
village he landed about bad time, od stop.
ping at one of the taverns went to bed imirie-
diaiely after, requesting the landlord to, arouse
him should a boal g ing up iha river arrive. Hu
had lain but about 15 minutes in bed before a
boa: arrived, and he was caRed op. When a
bout to leave tho landlord a-ked him to settle
up. "What do I owe you fur, and how much?"
asked the gentlnman. For lodging 60 centt !"
was the reply. The centleman was astonished
fifty cents for 15 minutes lease upon a bed
that was too bad, but making the best of a hard
bargain, he 6tepped up to the landlord. 'Ah!
ir,' said the gentleman, il owe you a thousand
thanks an inunenso auiouol of tra ijudc for
having aroused me so sooiJ' Why eo?' asked
the astonished landlord. 'Oecauie had I sleot
I morning at the rate of 50 con's for . 15 mm-
ules, I would have been broke," replied lhe
traveller, amidst roara of laughter from the
lookors on.' .
A Glod One. Some time eincr. two or
threo younir Eentlenieu tn . called uoou
r U , as all good fellows would, prepared an
Egg Nog for bis friends, and they all drank
pretty freely. Mrs. D , a very amiable lady,
beet tn ing somen hit displeased, retired. -
At length Mr. I). lighted bis friends to bed-
he was, however, unwilling to no to bed him
self; for he felt a little unsteady recollecting
that some had said, no drink sweet milk will
destroy the effects of ; spirits,' he stepped to
the room door, and inquired of his wife, if (here
was any nn'k in the house;
'There is some on Iho table,' sho replied.
He examined, but could find none; returuirg
lo the door, he said.
Alary, O Mary, didn't you aay there waa
some milk here?' , . ,
Yes, there is some on the table.'
After a second unsuccessful search, he went
to the room do r, and said,
'Mary, my dear, is that milk in anything, or
is it just lying loose!' . C. Tern. Advocpte.
The Memphis Appeal of the lust, says:
Aleasures a e being adopted by the citizens of
Baltimore, "for tbo purpose of bavin? the re.
mains of the accomplished, nohte, brave and la.
mentoa m.ipgo'.d brought from the battle field
as soon as possible, and buried in the bosom of
his own dear Maryland, at Fort Ale Henry, Bal
timore, until such time as ample means shall
have been raised to erect a monument over
llicm." Also, should tho contributions be sufti.
cienl, "to purchase and present to the daring
and intrepid Walker, a splendid 6word, emlably
Operations on the Pacific The Wash
ington correspondent of ihe N. Y. Journal cf
Commerce, under date of 23d ult., writes: "The
government has taken a step which isqui'e aa
decided and important as a march to the Mexi
can capital. The Aiiiercui squadron, under
Com. N'ockdlon have orders to take possession
of St. Francis co aud Monterey, and to bold those
places against all opposition. I know this to be
a fact." -
(Lrl loved my wife," said a wag, "at firef,
as much as ever Biiy body did love a wi'e. For
the fiiat two months, 1 actually wanted to eat
her up. Bnti ever emce than I've hern srry I

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