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I SWEARINGEN AND HIS PARAMOUR. I \Ve have verbally heard through various channels, ■n a manner which goes to render the fact very proli lililc, that Geo. Van Swearingen, who is charged with ■laving murdered his wife in Alleghany county, Md., September last, was recently taken near the Red liver, in Kentucky, together with Rachael Cunning || I a in. his suspected partner in the crime. It is said Itiiey were apprehended by a tavern keeper, (who is al l-11 a postmaster.) at whose house they had passed the ■night. In an hour after their departure, the mall ar Iriving with Gov. Kent's proclamation, describing [Swearingen and his Paramour, suspicion was directed li-mards them, and the postmaster collecting a few ■neighbors, went in pursuit and overtook them in two lor three hours. I From another source we have heard the following I history of Rachel Cunningham, to whom Lillo's Mill I trnotl, in the tragedy of George Barnwell,cunnot hold In candle. * ■ill I She w is brought up at Bedford, Pa. were she was I probably curly initiated into the corruptions of that I (during the watering season) fashionable and licentious place. Of her early history, however, we have heard nothing, except that her person was perfectly lovely, ami tint her countenance was a mirror in which each winning grace strove for pre-eminence, perhaps as groat a share of personal beauty er lavished on a woman in the most wanton freaks of natures workmanship—rivalling perhaps the fabled nymphs of Cyprus—she visited Franklin county, Pa. where the first act of the drama may he said to have opened. She there ensnared the affections of a Mr I--• «ne of the most wealthy and thitherto aide mendiants of that county, arid effected i tion between himself and wife. Possessing as was ev respeot i separa ting at length with rein use, lie summoned sufiic.ient courage to break the spell which hound him, and by a successful stratagem, effected tlirougli the aid of one of his clerks, he .suc ceeded in extricating himself. » I'lie scene now shifts to Pittsburg, where the hero ine of the drama soon captivated a wealthy blacksmith, the proprietor also of an extensive livery stable, whose infidelity threw his wife into a phrenzy, and caused her, a miment of revenge and desperation, toset tire to her husband's possessions, bv which his extensive sta bles and forty horses were consumed, the wife's desires, and the modern Millwood was again cast upon the world. The scene next shifts to Harris hurg, the capital of Pennsylvania, where she soon con traclcd an amour with —--, a name foremost in the list of debauchees and profligates in that staid and ex emplary state. 'I'lie consequence of which was anoth er matrimonial separation. Her reason for leaving linn we do not remember, nor is it material. I lie fourth act finds her in Hagerstown, Md. where she speedily entrapped in her toils the sheriff of the enmity, George Van Swearingen, who has frequently 'era heard to say that lie never knew or felt the rap tun s l„ ve until ho looked upon this syren, and that w never could gaze upon her without his whole frame " ln - wrought up to the highest state of bewildering excitement. To her he sacrificed every tiling—for , u,,e ' ,l0, ) ' r ' f «me ; for her lie became a felon—and for ner he will probably die â felon's death. he fifth and last act is yet to he performed. The "« criais are at hand—the dilgeon scene—the gallows Ki executioner—the assembled multitude—the dv '"'pi 1 .' 0 ':'' 11 fll1 ^ s ^ ,w hut certain triumph of justice. Ills history is brief ; hut what a tale docs it unfold : P whether, if written out at length, the life » any other woman in this or any other country would J, m :l hmlcr picture of self-pollution, lust and loatli >'iii u< ss, with a more lamenta hie conquest over eon iniuul honor or domestic pence. The desire of gain 'iv induce some hireling writer and more sordid pub i! , Pr !° ® ol,ect *he particulars of her life, and spread m icfore the world, professedly as a beacon light ; I guard the morals of our countrywomen from sim >r excesses. But we trust not. ' Such a book, bv LTi"!"* '"'("'Aivatmg ling i.re her career of crime, Hd do infinite mischief, and be the means of blight t many a fair flower, that hut for it would have ex in This effected panded its chaste and glowing beauties in virtuous in nocence, and cast a fragrant odour upon the circle of its admirers. From the Washington, (Ohlu,) Republican. Imposture. —An impostor was brought into this town on the Kith Nov. who declared himself to be Jesus Christ, and that he had recently come from Heaven, purpose of judging the world, which was shortly to he at an end. He attempted proving his divinity by showing the prints of the nails on the several members of his body. Ilis judgment here was rather nonsuited, for the citizens invariably believed him to he not only an impostor hut a felon, whose actions at some period had merited an acquaintance with hand cuffs and fet ters. • Ml This strange prodigy is remarkably expert in quot ing scriptures, and is not without followers, as might lie expected. 11c lias erected his throne for the pur pose of judging the world, on Leatherwood, about sev ini les 'from this place, where he has been for about five weeks. fit On the 12th inst. he ascended his throne, with all the pomp and presumption imaginable, anil commenced the execution of his mission, same evening, after having suspended his judgments, he repaired to the house of one of his followers, [who allied him to this place,} where all his prose lytes, about twenty, were collected, for the sole pur pose of worshipping him. At his presence they im mediately prostrated themselves at his feet, calling him the true God. Among these enthusiastic devotees, are found some who were considered the most respectable citizens of the neighborhood ; even some who have preached the gospel in at least two different bodies, and have now descended to worship this strange god, ■wvho declares that lie can shake heaven and earth with his nod, that, he can engulph the human family in the vortex of oblivion, if he should hut say it, and that the hosts ot heaven are prompt in the execution of his word. On the accoiiin I he impostor was taken before a magistrate of this place, who could find no accusation against him—no law applicable to a god—consequently Jupiter was dismissed. A citizen of Leatherwood, knowing (lie injury he hud done to his followers, some of whom were entire ly deranged—others, careless of property, had turned their flocks into their cornfields—could not permit him to go with impunity, but immediately smote the divin inity, and gave him an opportunity of escaping, embraced it, and left town, with seventy-five or a hun dred citizens after him. He WONDERS WILL NEVER CEASE. A curious memorial has been received bv the Pres ident of the Senate, from a Mr Crane, of Ohio, who calls himself the brother of our Saviour, and who sets forth that he has descended lineally from David ;_ that ho has made his appearance in this country for purpose of resuming his temporal authority, while his brother, now living in Ohio, the real Christ, has appeared to call his people together, upon Congress for an appropriation of ten or twelve thousand dollars per annum, to enable him to discharge his high functions as temporal governor of the worid, and hopes that the members will each transmit him a ten dollar note, and frank it. men is sometimes laughable, but this man's is shock ing. We should hope that no member will he found wild enough to introduce his petition. the He calls The madness of some Washington Chronicle. of in ly by Fror the Cnuiwi Kctfisier, June 21. Opium. —The Namhoynne, has issued an Official proclamation against Opium, by the authority of the Treasurer of the Province. I le quotes at length the document, published by the treasurer, and sent to all the districts of the Province, requiring the local offi cers first to give orders to all Opium denldrs and smo kers to desist from these illegal practices, and deliver up to government the utensils employed, either in pre paring or using the poisonous drug, that they may be destroyed. If this be disregarded, the Police arc au in of thorised to employ thè military in seizing and bring ing the offenders to justice. Quicksilver .—The Quicksilver brought to China is almost wholly converted into Vermillion, which, be sides the extensive exports that take place to India and Europe, finds a very considerable demand in the markets of Pekin, Nanking, and Soochow, whither a large supply is annually sent. As the silver mines of the country are forbidden b} the state to he worked, however valuable they may he, this article is not required for that purpose. Quicksilver is also produced in China, and on some occasions has formed an export to England. Lead.— It is computed that about a fourth part of the Lead imported into China, i3 returned to England in the shape of lining to Tea chests, &c. Sugar. —The southern provinces of China supply a large quantity of Sugar, which is distributed to a great extent over the other parts of the Empire, where it is always in request. The principal exportation is to Bombay, and this may be estimated to be annually from CO to 100,000 Pecnls in the raw state, and from 15 to 20,000 Pe culs in candy, mostly of the Canton preparation. to by fet sev anil im are the the his the Naming people in Norway .—If a man's Christian name be Robert for example, all his family in the first generation become Robertson; and if his eldest boy be baptised John; he is of course John Robertson; and the girls in like manner, pro hac vice, are all Robertsons. When the son grows up and has children, they will all be Johnsons, boys and girls before and so on, changing the family name eyery generation. If there happen to be three sons in a house, named we shall say, Henerick, Frederick, apd William, there will branch off three separate patronymics from the three brothers, and their children will be respectively Henricksons, Fredricksons and Williamsons. London Weekly Review. SUBSTITUTE FOR RINGING SWINE. To prevent swine from digging in the soil, the best method is to cut the tendons of their snouts with a sharp knife, about an inch and a half from the nose. This may be done with little pain, and no prejudice to the animal, when about two or three months old.— The common practice of restraining them by rings fix ed in the snout, is painful and troublesome ; they must he replaced as often as they give way, and that happens so frequently, that rings afi'ord hut little l'ity against the nuisance. By pressing down the snout, the tendons which give it flexibility and power is easily discovered, and a sin gle prick with a sharp knife severs it, and leaves the hog without the power of rooting forever after. The experiment is readily made.— American Farmer. he seen a Charleston, S. C. Dec. 10. Improved Threshing Machine. —We some time since called the attention of our agricultural friends to a machine for threshing Rice, invented by townsman, Mr Elias B. Hort, which at the time of our notice was in a coarse state, having been put up merely for the purpose of demonstrating the princi ples of its construction, and the advantages of its ope ration. We have recently had the pleasure of seeing one of these very useful machines in a complete state, which is intended for the estate of the late lamented Gen. Thomas Pinckney, who a little while previous to his death ordered it to be built. A better recom mendation cannot well he offered, than to say that General Pinckney highly approved of the invention, and expressed his conviction of its great utility. Gazette. From the Trenton, N. J. True American. Manufactures. —The happy and prosperous effects of manufacturing and mechanical industry, are visible, in a pre-eminent degree, in the town of Patterson in this State. That place, twenty years ago, was scarce ly known. Situated on a soil little susceptible of cul tivation, its population, in 1008, was about 300; in 1820, by the introduction of manufactures, it had in creased to 1837, and is now computed at 8000 ; the whole of which, directly or indirectly, are sustained by the manufactories. In the town there are seven teen cotton factories, employing 30,000 spindles ; ore