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$2,00 PEIt ANNUM.
BY E. M. BROWN.
WOODSTOCK, VERMONT, TUURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1817.
Voliunc 8-Nuiiibcr 31.
Wliolc Nmubcr 370,
BUSINESS CARDS.
T t tnvn &, HAKRKTTi
Iwt o r n o y s a n d Counsolors o l u a w
nnOBI.LAtKK. JA3IMDABKTT
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ttornoy ond ConnBolor nt i'v
EDWIN HUTCHINSO.N,
Allorney and Connttlor at law,
WOOU3TO0K.VT.
SA.MUEL II. l'ltlCE.
A'l TO RJV E Y AT LA II',
llLICITOR AND MASTER IN CUANCERY
SEWAI.L FUIjIiARI,
JITTO H KB Y AT LA II',
LUDLOW, VT. 287
II. 12. 8TOUUHTON,
ATTORJS E Y AT LA II'.
Chtsler, VI, 287
T'.niIIINl WESTON,
IATTORNEY AND COUNSEI.OR AT LAW,
wcm Haiiuuiiut . vw-.j
WARREN C. FRENCll,
A T TOItNliY A T LA W,
SHARON, VT. 287
3. R.STREETER,
Altornty and Coumtlor at Law,
BARNARD, VT.
287
J. 1. KIDDEK,
Atlorneu and Counsclor at Law.
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FREDERIOK C. ROI11UNS,
Altornty and Comuelor at Law,
LUDLOW, VT. 287
II). 1. Wlill'iviuiiii
'TORJfEYSf COUJVSELOR ATLA W
HETHEI., VI. 30'"
.v 7 itM..VAlrtlT'1'll
IfllNTON & JONES,
IfTOIlNEVS ANDCOUNHEL0R8 AT LAW.
Uhelnca, 11.
P. IIUNTON, 287 P- C.J0NE8.
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Al.ml CAnnlES IIN THE
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J. T.lIUnNHAM,
U N I 0 N II O T E I,
NORWICH, VT.
31811
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n e r o ElmandCentral Slrcels,
. pALMER, G. 1'. WlHTNEY.
J. II. SIMONIIS,
WINDSOR H O U S R ,
WINDSOR, VT.
87.
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KEENE. W. II.
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VILLA GE T A VERJT,
SHARON, VT. 318
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tlish's building, Ccntral Strecl. 320
tlCHMOND, N. 1,. PARKIIURST.
nttr.T. . AVITT.
SUIOXABLE TA ILOlt,
CCNTRAL STREET.
AUCIIAKIi MVBIIS,
Coiome r i' r Vc ( l 'i Oiice,
fgji S. noswonTirs stoke.
UARNAHU, II.
IiUM. DHWEY,
lerolthe in.rovedllol.Hrlvynn( cn Pump.i.
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i nr,,T Irom aillmiuicBnromiHljnlti'ndeUlo,
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..urriniinn ilnnf ln nrder.
OUN I R A I. HTBKET
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clurer ol .aml ditltr in caiiintl frnturt o
nrv ilnr.rintinn .
Pleaaant Street 287
I.MSONIAN IIOTANIU 1'IIAOTITION nil,
weelltlteMethodlalundEplacopttlLhnrcIliej.
L1VERY STADIiE,
It Y A I. II E R T 1 A C K B U
Courhlreel,
r.. m. ntr.T,ivRi.
1 1 r j Stablc, Ea gle Ilolcl ,
OlilVER PEIIIIIN.
Icr and Dealer in Horse Rakts,
South l'onilrcl, vt. 36a
VJINTED MMED1J1 TE L Y.
lljrtNEYMAN lo work on Cubinet I'urnllure,
Icll rccom.ncndcd,none other nced npply.
n. nnili.il nl ih Calilncl llutinetK. one who cnn
I ubunui. rioiiDii.
hlock, Mnrch 1, 1817. 3S5-ir
NOT1CEJ
llemandii iluc II. W. IIIcc, ai Ajieiil, musl bc eet
II and paid liy tlic 20111 nl marcn next.
Llock. Ffh S8, 1817. ' ' 3M.ir.
FRESIITIMS.
JUST UECEIVEI)
I Cheat Y. Ilynon of.anperlor nuallty, Includlng a
f-very good arllclcat 37 1-2 cU. Thoae who like
tOOD STUONCJ GHKKN TEA
lavoral a LOWVRICE aroinvlied lo Iry thcm
I AI.tJ
M-Nlng Yong and Oleng Tcni ofiipcrlcr quillty
pweal ratca
For the Agc.
FORGET ME NOT.
IIY A. I. OUJISIINOS, M. D.
ForRet rno not, wlicn iliou nlono
Shalt wander nt iho vcspcr's liours,
Wlicn ineinory deigns my namu to own,
And gives witli joy alTcction's powcr.
Forget mo not, in tmio of nced,
Wlicn otlioc fricnds inconslant provo;
Wlien sorrow bids lliy liosoin blced,
Tlicn will this hcar't delight to movo.
Forgot tno nol, wlicn pnin alinll cnmo,
And causo thy fov'rish pulse to bcat
Willi rapid strides, for hcrc, thy liome,
Sliall furnish u sccuro rctrcut.
I will dcllglit to cticcr cacli liour,
And cIkibo away cacli loomy fear,
When sorrow, pain, and Death's dark liour,
Sliall noed a friund thy mind to cliecr,
Forgot mo not, thougli fur away
Froin tlieo rny friend, 1 clianco to roam,
Afluction's uignut no'cr dccaya,
In forcign cliincs, or at my home.
Forget mo not, wlien bauty fadcs,
And nll hcr garlnnds sink to dust;
Wlini cv'ry laurol llnds n sliado,
- And ev'ry otbcr friend u lost:
Tlicn sliall tliou fincl n licart sinccrc,
And safcly in ils prcaenco dvvnll;
Tlicn shalt lliou liave no causo to fear,
In Irusting onc, lliou linowcst wcll.
Forgot mo not, savc whcn around,
Aro othcr fricntls to claim thy thought;
fiut wlien llin nicrry laugli rusounds,
Tlicn let my naino be o'cr forgot.
Forgct mo not, wlien olhers provo
lnconstant as tlio mcteor's ll.nnc,
And for tho bnlliant gi-m of Lovo,
Uu leave a "decd williout a name!"
Ilero shalt thou find a friend sinccrc,
Wliilo lifu to hiin and tlieo U given;
And wlien wc end our journey hcro,
May Fricndship true, unitc in Ilcatcn.
Acworlh, A". JI Junc, 1817.
J'lIU AMER1CAN FRK5ATE I.ADEN Wl'J'II
PROVISIONB, kc , FOR TIIE RF.LIEF OF
IREI.AM).
I'rnm tlic IlliMlrultd I.ondon Nrwn.
(Tlic llnilfd Slnlui nliln ol wnr, Jnmtslown, uiuler llic
coiiiiii.ind uf Ciiiiliiiii I'dilii's, l.iiltn njlli Itrcud nlufl'rf, hiiiI
provlnioiH for Iho rcllefol tlic dlslrvsK'd lrlli. Icll lltwlcm,
un llie 2Bh nll., nnd, nitcr a silendld voj ne ol' 15 iliys,
nrrivcu t Lcri., 011 moiiiiu) cvciuii)!, in ner iiii.moii ui
nicrcy. lirouglit 8 000 ImrrcU ol liour. Tliii U u I'rte
contriliullon Iroui llie SIiiIih.)
Tlic Alpi In lliclr lioavcn r.rovMi'.l mislit arc mililiine,
And glorlimily llirobs llie proud lirenitl ol llic acu,
tVliose whvck blinuld he liiikn lo unlle clime lo clline,
Kllliildins nll niunklnd us nion oiijlit lo bc:
And llu: l.tlr, TeurtcHK tmrijue, llmujli n crciilurc uf arl,
Hiiljllnic ui il Ht fipiK.ir lo iill Irilc nii'll nnd frce,
Which wiills llic lik hlwi.l In llic nnrltcl nnd nmrt,
And wliosc inlnslon U liullnw'd Irom bi'ubtmrd lo lcu.
And Min ly Rod' HT.ilc lniisl doccnd on tlic milN
Mol brlslilly, wlilr h lorcso llic lcrrom of wiir,
To ituccor tlic land uIutc ilire I'.uniiic prcvulls,
Willi the lioiinly ol'filcnd and of rcg inn nl'ar.
When the dcrki aic not nrin'il Tor llie Imlrlcidc ftril'c,
11 ui frcishled willi plonl) liy Urntlicrly lovo,
Wlien Dcalli imist rcccdc I'roni tlic ulmlnsn ol'life,
And llic viillurc ol Mnloch fi oin (Jlniilt)'ii ilovc.
A! florloiu llie path oflliiit li.irn.uc o'cr llic w.tvc!
Coluinbhi Inrgcls not llic old riithrr.hind;
Hcr cltlreiib ntrctcli I'orlli llic slron; lniint to nnvc,
And llie liciirt of old frlcndililp Is pnln'd In llic lininl.
I'roni tlic ocnate lo roitngc, tlic rry of distirhn,
Tlic dentli-cry of Erln, willi ungniali wni liearil;
And tlic Rud of iillsoodilcm lli:it pcuplc lniisl lilesn,
Wlio bo nobly liave followcd lilx nicrciful word.
Albrlt mrmt i lroiue tlic lltb.envln; bnon,
Yet not livrc nlono ehall Ui liirtinnce ducll;
It will rlicrMi llie set'ils nl klnd lirlln;, wlilcli noou
Tn n frlcndslilp ctcmnl nuiy gloriously nwrll.
Though n dllTcrciit ns may ktrcnm lorlli from llic nuul,
llictilood, tonguc, nnd sohIs ofllic limd nro the nanic.
And tliclr cliiMrcn will mnlle nl llic riMidn i.riUe pmi,
In plty, und ntrivc for ilfe, gcntilnc rume
The fimic whirh llic ollve ofpcncc mny cnwrcallie,
Tlic nune never tmtlicd by wldiiwhond'ii lenr,
The noul's pure rcnonn wlilcli for ng' will brcnllic,
U'hrn tlic ilny tluit ciialirlncd it Is moulderlng hcrc.
Thla, llila, U llic Itopliy, llic trluinph whoae car
I.tmli llie ilril ofiiii'M In llie liollcm c1iiiIiik
It bcnnm on tliclmonlii likc llic llctlilcliein stnr,
Wlicn "I'carc" Hncllcd the aiilliim of nnjtllc blruins.
Tlicn blc8M bc llic miilii of llie lfclrcij(liled Imrque,
And hnppy tlic homcntcmU of llinsc who ran lccl
For llie lnr.d whcrcin rnmine nnd renlllcncc nlark,
Mljlit mnle e'cn lo rockn n biicccmriil nppeal.
The dcatli.cloniN nrc pnnlnsi Hopc'n mnrnlng will dawn,
And I'lenly iimy pcedll) ainlle on llic plain;
Ilut nicu will rimembcr, Iill llfe In wllhdrann,
Ciilmnbla'8 l.ni vc hurquc with lier freighl o'cr the ninin.
I..
Joncs' Fight.
A Story ol Kcntuck) by nn Aliilinmiiin.
From llic Spirit of tlio Timos.
Colontl Diclt Joncs vvns decidedly tlic
grcat mnti of tlic village of Sumincrville.
Ile was coloncl of tlio rcgiincnt lio liad
reprcscnied liis district in congrcss lic
liad bccn spolten of ns cnndidnte for gov
crnor lic was at tlio liead of tlio bar in
Hnwkins cotinly, Knntucky, and figured
othcrwise larguly in public life. His lo
cal opinion and advice wore higlily valucd
by llio senior parloftbe populntioti liis
dicss and tnstc was law lotlie juniors liis
ensy.nlliiljlo.aiiil attcnlivo miuinors cliarm
cd nll tlic matrons liis dignificd polilcncss
caplivatcd tlic young lndius and his su-
avtty and conucsccnsion uchtiicd tho lit
tle bfiardinfr school niisses.. i Ju posecsscd
a univcrsal smnttcring of information his
tnanncrH wero tho most poptilarj oxtrectn
ly friendly and obligtng, livoly and wiiiyj
and, iti short, ho was a vory agrccablo
companion.
Yet Iruth rcquires it to bo admitled,
tliat uol. Dick Joncs was prolcssionally
morc spacious tlian dccp, and tliat his po-
liticnl advanccmcnt was owingto pcrsonal
nartiality morc tlian suporior morit t!mt
his laste und drcss wcro of quostionable
nropriotv: lor inslanco, ho occasionally
woro a liunling-stiirt, ivhiio fringcd, or a
rcd waistcont, or a fawii-sl;in ono, or a
calico inorning gownofa small ycllow
patlcrn, and lic indulgcd in otlicr similnr
vatrnrics in clothing. And in irmiiiicrs
and doportmcnt.thcro was un nir of linrni-
lcss (true Virginian ureou nnu Konlitcl;y
raised) self-coiiceit nnd svvagger, which
though not to bc ndinircd, yct it gnvo u
piquancy and individunlity to his cliarnc
tor. If furlher particulars tue rcquircd.I can
only stato tliat tlio coloucl boarded at the
Gaglo hotel hisodicc in llie squaro front
cd tho court houso hc was a managorof
all the linlls be was Vice-Prcsident ofthe
Suinniorvillc Jocky Club he was irustce
of llie Female Academy ho gallantcd the
old Indics to church, holding his umbrclla
over them in tho sun cscortod tlio young
Indics, at night, to the dances or parlics,
nlways bringing ont tho smullest oncs.
Ho rode a high liuailed, protiU-looking,
sorrcl liorsc, with a strcak down his facc;
and ho was a gcneral rcfcrec and mnpiro,
whctlier it was a horso swap, n liorse race
or a rific-niatch, or a cock flglit, or a dog
fight.
It ao chanccd, on a time, though Col
Joncs wns one ofthe best naliircd kiud of
men, tliat he took umbragc ut soino re-
port circulalcd about lum m an ailjoiuing
county and one of his districts, to the cl
fect tliat hc liad been a fedet'alist during
thc last trar, and, instead of relying ou
the fact that he was a school-boy on Mill
Crcck nt that titno, hc proclnimcd. at the
tnvcin table, that the next timo that he
weut over thc uiountain to court, liill I'at-
tcrson, llie rcputed nuthor ofthe vilnslnn
der, should either sign a liebill, fight, or
run.
This becatnc narated throtigh the town,
the case and urguinent of thc differcnce
was discusscd umong the patriarcbs of
thc village, who generally cntno to the
concltisinn that the coloncl linil rrood cause
for quariel, as niore liad been said of hirn
tlian nn liouornble tnnn eould .stnud. Tlio
vouug siorc lioys ofthe villngo bccamc
greally intercsled, conjccluied how the
fight would go, nnd gavc llicir oiiuions
what thcv would uo undor similar circuin-
stanncs. The young lawycrs, and young
M. D's, as often ns tliey wcre in thc col
ouel's coinpany, inli'odiicctl thc siibject of
tho nxpected fight. On such occnsious
ihc coloncl ppokc carcless and baiiierinly.
Soinc good old ladics spokc depreciating
ly, in thc gciiernl and in tho particular,
that so good and clevor a young inan as
Lnlonc! Dick should set so bnd nn exnin
aplc: and the young ladies, and little niis
ses, bless tlicir denr little innoccnt souls,
thcy only cnusultcd thcir oun kiud hearls,
nnd wcro tutisfiud tlint li mtist hc n wick-
cd and bad innii that Coloncl Joncs would
fight.
Spring icrtn of lliecourts ccnic on, and
thc lawycrs all started on their circuit.and
with thcm Col. Jones went over thc moiin
tain. Tlic wholc town was nlive as to the
conscquenccd of this trip, nnd without
tnticli coininiinion or understnndiiigon the
siibject, inost of tlic populaiion either
gnthcrcd at thc tavcru ai his depnrturc, or
nnliccd it from a distnnce,and hc io:!e ofi.
gaily sa'uling his acquaintances, and rais
ing hat (o thc ladics, on both sidcs ol the
strecl, as he passed out of town.
From tliat timo. only ouc subject cn-
gngedlhe thoughts of tho good people of
SumtncrviM;aiid on thc llnrd dny tlic coni
mon snliiinlioii wns, "Any news from over
tlic mounlain?" "Jlns any onc como donn
the rond?" Tho fourlh, fiftlf nnd sixlh
canie, and still the public anxicty was un-
nppcnscdj it lintl wali tlie Uelny, Uecoine
insu fTeralile, quilo agonizing;busiucss nnd
occnpatinn wcrc at n stnnd still; a doctor
or a coiibtnblc would nol ritle to thc cotin
try lest neus ofthe fight might arrivc in
thcir abicncc, l'coplc in crossiug the
squnre, or cntering or coining out of tlicir
iiouscs, all hnd their hcnus turiied down
tliat road. And innny, though ashnmed to
coufcss il.snt up nn liour or two pnst thrir
usual bcd time, liopiug smne onc would
rcturn from couit. Still all was duubt
and unccrlainty. Therc isnn unaccouut
nblc pcrrcrsity in thesc things that botb
crs conjecture. I wntchcd thc road from
Louisville two dnys, to hcar of Grcy Ea
gle beating Wagncr, on which 1 hud one
hundrcd dollars slakcd, of borrowcd nion
ey, and uo one cnir.e; though bcfore that
day, somc pcrson 'passed nhnosi cvery
liour.
On thc sevcnlh mnrning, tho uncnsy
public weieconsoled by thc certainty that
tlic lawyers must be hotno that day as
court seldoin lield a weck, aud thc univcr
sal resolvc seciiicdto be tliat nnthing was
to bc nliended lo uutill they wcre satisfied
about thc fight. Storckecps aud their
clerks, snddlers, hatters, cabiuet mnkcrs,
nnd thcir npprciniccs, nll stood out at thc
doors. Thc hauuner r.cuscd to ring 011
tlic nnvil,aud the bnr-kceper would scarce
ly wnlk in to putnwny the Btrniigci'B snd-dlc-bngs,
who hnd called for breakfnsl;
whcn euddenly a young inan, thnt liad
been wnlking from one sido of tho street
to tho other, in a stale of fevcrish anxietv,
thought hc ?aw dust up thc road, aud
stoppcd. I havc bccn lolil n innn wnn n
wngcr iu Philndclphia, on his coller.ting n
crowd by slaring, without speaking, nt nn
oppsitc chiinney. So nn sooncr was thts
young mnn's poiut noliced, tlian therc
was a gcnerul rcconiipisaticc of the road
made, aud befora long, douht hecnme cer
tainty, when onc of tho coinpany de
clareU ho know the colonel's old sorrol ri
ding liorse, "Geucral Jackson," by thc
blaze on his facc.
iu the cxcited stato of tho public mind
it rcquirod no ringing of tho court-liotiso
boll to conveno the pcoplo; thosc down
slrcct walkcd up, and thoso ncrosslhc
squaro camo over, and nll gathcrcd cradu
ally at thc Uagle liotel, and ncarly all werc
prcsont by tlio, titnc Col. Jonos alightcd.
Ho liad a pnir ofdnrk greon snccs ou,
iigiu iiuiiii ui n siing, viu urijun pii-
pcr bound round his rial; his lcl't hand
lield the bridle, nnd the forefinger ofit
wrnpcd willi n liuen rng 'with cnre.'
Ono of his cars wns covercd with muslin
scrap, that looked much like the country-
wotnnn's plan of covering t ViciP butler
wlicn coming toinarkct; liis faoo was
clawcd all over, as if hc had liad it rak
ed by n cnt lield fast by thc tnil; his hcad
was unshnrn, it being 'too dclicntc nn nf
fair,' as snid nbout his wile's cliar
nctcr. II is cuinjilcxion suggcsied an idcn
toa pbilosopbicul young inan prcaent, on
wliich ho wrole a trcatisc, dcdicntcd to
Atlhur Tnppau, proving that tho ticgro
wns only a white uitin well pummelled;
nnd his gcneral swcllcd nppcnrauce would
icducc n bclicf he had lcd the forlorn hope
in thc stonning of a bec-hive.
Tho colonel's innniier did not cxnctly
proclaim 'thc cnnqucriug hero,' but his
nffabilily was uiidiiniiiislicil; aud ho ad
dressed thcm with. 'Mappy to seo you,
gents; how arc you nll?' andthon alicinpt
ed to entcr the tnveru; but Ouuk Daily
nrrcstcd liiin with, 'Wliy, coloncl, 1 seo
you liave had a skrimmage. IIuw tiiil
you mnkc it? You didu't come out at
tl.c little ccnil of thc horu did youf 'No,
not exactly, I had n tight fit of it, though.
Ydu know Bill Pnttersou; he wcighs onc
huudrcd nnd sevcnty-five pounds, hns nol
an oinice of superfiuous flesh,is asstraight
asan Itidiau, and ns nclive as n nild-cat,
ar.d as quick as powder, and very much
of a mnii, I assurc you. Well, my word
wasoultolick lum; so I hardly put ui
my liorse bcforc I found him nt the court
liousc door, aud, to givo him a white
mnif's chnnce. I proposcd altcrnativcs
lo him. lio baid his daddy, long ago,
told him never to givc a Ikbill, and he
was not good at running, so thought he
hnd best fight. By tlio time the word was
fuirly out, I haulcd ofT, and took him iu
the burr of tlie enr that laised a singing
in his hend, that made him tliiuk hc wns
in Mosquitoo toivu. At it wc weut, like
kilhng Minkes, so good a mnn, so good n
boy; wo had it rouud aud round, and a
lloul, as dcad a yoke as cvcr pulled at n
log clmin. Judgc Mitchcll wns on llic
bonch, nndassonn ns tho cry of 'fight'
wns raised , tlic bar and jury rau oH'iind
left him. Ho shouled. 'I coiumaiid tlic
pence,' withiu the cnurt-bouse, aud tlicu
ran out to seo tho fight, 'I cnn't prevcnl
you!' 'fair fight!' 'stand back!' and he
caught parsou Ucnefield by thc cullar of
tho cnat, w ho, he thought, nns about tn
iuterfcrn, and sluug him ou his back at
lcast fifieen fcct. ll wns tho cvcnest and
longest ligbt cver louglit; everybmly was
tired ofit, and 1 uuist adiuit, in trutb,
nt I was (hrve hc made un ifforl lo cn-
lcv llic lavcrn.) IJul scvcral voiccs call
ed out, 'Which wbipped? ilow did you
comc out?' 'Why, much as I lell you;
wc had it round aud round, nbout and a
hout, over nnd uiider. I could throw lum
nt raslle, but he would manage somo way
to turu mr. Old Spnrrovvh.'iwk wns therc,
who hnd sccn all thc best fighliug al
Nntchez, undcr tlic bill, in tlic dnys of
Dad Gitty and Jim Snodgrnss, and bc
says my gouging was benuliful; ouc of
Bill's cycs is like tho moutli of nn old ink
bottlc, only, as thc fellow said, dcscrib
iug thc jackass by the inulc, it is morc so.
Hut, in lact, tlioro wns no grcat choice
bctween us, as you sec. I look liko hav
ing ran into a brush fcncc of a dnrk iiijlii.
So wo nindo it round aud round, nnd u
botit nnd nbout' (icrc ngaxn he allcmphd
lo rctrcat intotht ttivcrn.) But many
voices dcmnndcd, 'V!io hollored r' 'Whicii
gavc up.7' 'Ilow did vou liurt yourhand?1
'Oh! I forgot to tell you, that as I aimed
a sockdollugcr at him hc ducked his hcad,
aud hc can dodgc like a diedappcr, aud
hitiiug him nwkwnrdly, I spruiued my
wrisi; so, bcing likc the fellow who,
whcn it rainod musli, had uo spoon, I
chnnged ihc suil aud made n truuip nnd
tvent in for eating. Iu lliesctilllo wc fcll,
cross and pi!e, nnd, uhilc ho uns chaw
ing my fingcr, I adoptcd Doctor Boii'iR,'
Ihc lool smith's, pntent incthod of rcmov
ingtceth without the aid of instrumenis,
nnd extractpd two of his incisors, and
tlien I could put my finger iu nnd out nt
pleasure. Howeyer, I sliall, for some
timo, havo nn excusc for wenring cloves
wiihoul being thought proud.' (Hc jww
tricd to cscnpe nndcr tovcv of a laugli.)
But vox ioiuli agnin. 'So you tnnned
him did you?' 'You werc not parted?'
'You fonght it oul, did you?' Thc coloncl
rcsuniod, 'Why, therc is no telling how
the fight might hnvc gone; an old Vir
riiiiian, uhoiiad scen Frnuccscn, nnd
Otcy, nnd Lewis, aud Hlovius, nnd nll thc
best incu of thc day, snid hc hnd ncvcr
scen any one stand up to their foddcrhct
tcr tlian we ilid. Wc liad lought round
nnd round, nnd nbout aud about, all over
the court-yard, and, at last, iust to end,
tho figbt, every body wns getiing liictl of
it; so, at I a a st, I hollored. Lnl
coloncl.)
The Skamboat llacc. The Now York
Hcrald, givcs tho following nccnutit of
tho race which canie ofl', ou Iho North
River, on Tuesdnj Insl:
'A fcw niintitcs hefnrc 1 1 o'clock, thc
Vnnderbilt appenrcd ofl" tho Batiery, when
the Oregon lcft hcr herlh, passed nround
hcr Inrbonrd ide, nnd nt four minulcs be
fnro 11 o'clock. cvt-rv lliinir heini; readv.
" f' J D tJ .
llic signnl was givcn for a.starj, aud both
I ...... .............) . .. Cm...n I ll n I F t . . 1 I
OOuia upuiirf?u iu xpriiijr iiuui inun ii-
tions. Thc raco wns confcfjtrd with to
nuch spirit on both sidps, ihat tic honts
kcpl sido by sidq for U3 iniles, neillierone
giiining n (oot on tho other. At first the
yanderbilt gniucd on the Oregon, the
former mnking 21 revolutionn, thc latlcr
lj) 1-2. . Thc Oregon iucroascd hcr rcvo
lutions to21 and 22, wieu sho gained on
1 tlic Vaiidet bjlt, nnd anivcd at )hc stnkc
boat, nppo.sito Sing Siug, bnlfr. leugtli
nbead, iu 1 hour aud 35 miuutes from the
Bnttcry, 39 miles. When pnssing thc
Vnnderbilt, sho was run iutn by tbul hont,
nnd hcr whcel houso much damaged.
Upon turuing the stako bont nl Siug Siug,
thc engincer of the Vnnderbilt made a
misiakc iu nuswering thc bell from thc
whcel housc, aud iuslend of redur.ing thc
specd so ns to nllow thc bnnt to turn
quickcr, stoppcd thc cngiuc cnlirely, which
relnrdcd hcr progrcss very mntorially.
The Oregon hnd thc siari on thc rcturn,
and mnintnincd it tlu-oughmit thc race,
coming in nbout 100ynrds abead. When
ofi'IIdrlem, hcr supply of conl gavc out,
nnd they nero obligcd to burn up berths,
seltees, chnirs, doors, nnd every thing of
n combustiblc iiature they cculd put thcir
hnuds on. Sovernl inchcs of stcam were
lost by this, but sho wns so far in ndvnnce
ofthe Vnnderbilt that the latter could no!
recovcr.
On thc rcturn both boats wcre piishcd
totliRUlmost. Ench mndc 22 icvoluiions,
and every thing tho boilcrs would bear
Hits put on. Thc distnncc from thc I5ni
tcry lo the stake boat opposile Sing Sing,
and back to the slarting point, ivas 70.
iniles, nnd the Oregon run it iu S liours
15 minuies, ngniust the tidc onc wny nnd
willi it llic olhor uhich is cqual to slnck
water, being an avcrnge specd of 24 iniles
per hour, or nn nvcrnge of a mile in 2 1-2
minutes. Whcn we tnkn into con.sidern
lion tho facl of lurning a stnke boat the
timo made is wondcrfnl.
Tho Oregon and thc Cornelius Vnn
derbilt, nrc, williout doubt, the fnstest
running stonmprs in ihc world. They
have by this race cstnblished their reputn
tion for s)cod; and they mny herenfier
tnke their time, nnd cnn nflord to let any
boat pass them when on llicir rcgular
rotites,'
Thc Mexii'iin Uncc.
Thcro has been nolhing, during the
progrcss of the prcsont war, ihat hns caus
etl so much surprise, or occasioned such
frequeiit rcmark, as the revolutions and
counter-rcvolutions at thc city of ftlexico.
Threc or four difi'ercnt governmcnis have
siicccedcd ench other in thc sbtnt spacc of
cighteen monlbs. To-day Furias is iu
pouer, as ycsierday Pnredes wns, and be
i'ore him Ilcrrern. In onc hour u success
ful con.-iirutor rises to bc the first mau iu
thc republic, in nnothcr hc fulls lo obscu
rity, perhaps to n prison or lo death. Thc
speclacle reminds one ofthe shifting scenps
at a thnntro. or of the incidcniis of castcrn
tale, wherc by the sanic turn of the whcel,
ihc cnmel-driver rises to a monarch, nnd
the Siiltan sinks to n slnve.
Wc cannot untlerstand this sceiningly
pii2zling coiidilion of things, withoui look
ing n little moro at tho Alexicnn charncier
llian hns been usual hcretoforc. It seems
nlmost iucrediblc lo an Anglo-Snxnn mind,
that any people could bc eugaged iu pri
vnte broila while an enciny is thundering
at hcr galcs. But hcre is the solutiou ol
thc mystcry. The Anicricans nnd thc
Mexicans canie of two diflerent races.
The onc, from thc hour whcn it first made
its appcaranco on the stage of bistory uud
nssumed thc positiou which thc Ilomans
hnd lost by intcrmarriugc nnd tho conse
quent decny of their stock, up to the pres
cut hour has bccn distinguisheil llu- in
dotnitable couragc, for great perseverance,
for nn unqucnclinbtc lovo of counlry; Ifio
other hns iuhcrited; with its Arnb blood,
(ho wild and turbulcnt spirit, cnnjoincd
wilh thc viudictivc hatrcd of llic Isluuael-
ites of thc world.
For thc Mexicans uo spcak now of
ihc spanish portiou ofit antl not of thc Iu
dinn is stronply tiugcd wilh thc blood of
the dcscit. Little douht now exists ihat
thc original inhabitnnts of Sjiiin, or Lusi
lania as it was cnlled by tho Ilomnns, wns
nt the time of its couqiiest by ihc lntier,
settled by n people ol'AIooiisli dcscent.
We know'that ii hr.s been e.xlensively cid
onized by thc Cnrlhn&hciiinns, nnd bcfore
that cveut, it is prohable, from its conli
guily to Africn, thnl it had bccn occupicd
by llie Arnlis; at any ratc all that wc
know of the habits nnd chnrnctcr of its
populaiion favors tho itlca that thc Lusit
nnians werc, iu renliiy, Moors; or atlenst
bclongcd to the saine great fainily. Tho
invnsinu of thc Goths, on the declinc ol
thc Roiiian Enipii R, did not change the
clinracter of this populaiion; iudccd invn
siiuis never do, uuless cMcrmiuation fol
lon'f.; the mnsters may bc diflerent; but
thc body ofthe people coiiliniic thc samc;
wilucss Irclnud tindcr ihc Anglo Snxon,
''iigliuitl undcr thc Nnrmnn, antl Mc.xico
undcr the Spnnish Conqursls. Ifcnee,
with vnrious ndmixturcs ol Roinnn, Goib-
ic and other blood, tho grcater piui ofthe
populaiion of Spain, cspccinlly in the
southeru provinccs, was of Arnb blood.
Thc subseqiicnl invnsion of thc Moors ad
ded uuw iuftisiotiH, nnd leudcd to rcslore
tho coiiiinou stock. Wc stntc u plain
physiologicnl fnct, casily cnpnblc of being
disproved if uiurtip, wlien wc say thnt tho
Spnnish couquorors, aud cspccinlly (he
emigrnnts who followcd nftor thcm, hnd
moro Arnb llinu nny oiber kiud of blood
in their cnmposiiion, nnd inhcritcd n large
portiou ol thc qunlitics peculiar ihat grcut
brnncli ofthe liuinan fumily.
For therc is moro in rncc thnn is ordi
narily supposcd. All bistory proves that
ccriniu inhcrcnt charactcristics cxist tude
pcudcnt nf circumsiatices, nnd iudeed iu
definnce of iheni; nnd that inorcover thcy
nrc transmissiblo from genoration to genc
rnfio)), exactly likc physici.l qunlitics nrc
trnnsmissible jn anini.als of n lessnr prade
ttiu.ii tnan. Tlio Tnrlnrf tp-day is ihc
sumo individu.nl dcscribc.d by jOrjeiilal
writcrs thnusauds of v.cnrs ngo, nnd dis-
plnys sjinilar atlibulcs whcljer ronining
conqueruiK
thronc. The Greek of thc
ninctccnth
ccnlury difiers less from ihc Greek ofthe
time of Socrates, thnn dnos thc Itotnnn
ic he now speaks from tlic puro
Altic tonguc of l'ericles. Thc Gorman,
ns diiscribed by Tacitus in llic sccond ccn
lury ofthe extrnct countcrpnrt ofthe Ger
inan now, nllowing for diflcrences ofedu
cation nnd governuicut. A Fienchmnn
purc blood undcr Louis Philippc might
set for n portmit of n Gaul, as drawn by
thc inimitablc pcn of Casar in his Corn
mentaries. The Ilighlanders who follow
ed Cbnrles Edwnrd to Preston Pnns.cbarg
cd in the very tnanncr their nnccstors did
cighteen huudrcd ycars bcfore. Iloun
tiims may change, coutinents altcr, but
races nf men arc nlwnys llie samc. As
fur bnck ns wc can go iii bisiory wc find
the Cdt, the Snxon or tho Arnb, just ns
fur forwnrd ns we cnn conjecturo we aro
justificd iu supposing ihat hc will coniinun
thc sntuc.
Tho Mexicnn raco, we sliall fmd.is irue
to its parentago. In it arc displnycd, not
only mnny of tho peculiarities ofthe Arnb
pbysioguoiny and Irnuie, but most ofthe
characteristics fur which Ihese sone of
llie wilderness havc been celeraled since
ihcy first weut foith under Ishmnel.
Do wo want a uainc for ncriTdy in Eu-
ropo they cull it Arnb treachcry, in A
merica, Mcxican dcccil. Do wc wish to
speak of a ntition divided iiself? abroad
thcy ctlc thc turbulency of the Bedourcens,
hcre the rcvolution and counter-revolution
in Wexico. Do we desire to conjure up
thefiguroofa desperntc mnrnuder? on
one couiincnt thcy rcfer to the plundercr
ofthe desert, on ihc other to a ranchero.
The Arnb ivill lie iu wait for his prcy and
shoot him from beliind n ruck; thc Mcxi
can borsemnn liugcrs iu n chaparcll nnd
ncts his unsuspecling enemy with a lasso,
How diflerent, in all respects, the Anglo
Saxou! Ile is for a fair, open, honorablo
fight, cvcn in n street brnuJ he will not
nllow a mnn that is down to bc ttruck.
lndeed tlie Anglo-Saxon aud the Mexi
can are nt tho opposite ofthe humaii
races The ono is frnnk and unsuspec
ling, the other deceiil'ul and siispicinns.
The one succeeds best by downright force
of charncier; theoiherby cuiiiniig, in
triguc, and all thc artsofchicanery. Tho
Anglo-Saxon nlways gain their ndanti'ges
by arms or hunest puichasc; the Mexi
cans havc the ciaracler, in Europe, of be
ing among thc most subtlc diplomatists
in the world. The difi'ercnt charactcrs
ofthe Iwo races mny be seen in the de
spnlches of tlie opposmg leadcrs in this
wnr. Snntn Anunis n hoaster, Gcu. Tnv
lor modesi; yet thc formcr is the fugilive,
the Inttcr the victon.
From time immemorial thc Arnb race,
in all its vnrious brnui.'hes, hns been cele
brnted Tor its iiitpsiiuc disscnsioiis.
Romc, whon Hnnuibnl was at hcr galcs,
had hut onc cotnuinn and heroic srnti
meiil, aud thnl was that each cilizcn
must dic for his cotiutry. But thc Arabs
under the Caliphs, as well as thc Moors
in Grenaca, quarrclled with and murdered
each other when their very towns wero
under siege. Therc is uo iiistauce where
an Anglo-Saxon people did this. Tho in
stant a forcign foe lands ou their soil,
thcir civil brcils are forgollen, they unile
for the conimon dcfencc, and either repel
the euciov, or die gloriously in thc at
lempt. When Nnpoleon was about to iu
vado Eugland, Whig and Tory forgot
their dificrrnces, and presented one com
mon front ol Anglo-Saxon hearta ngainst
ihc ihrealcncd Gallic inroad. But iu
Mexico, even while our annies arc close
lo thc capital,thc various factions wi angle
and tlispute, carcless ofiheperil. And
we proihecy they will do so lo tlie cnd.
It is in thcir blood. Thoy do but fulfil
the desliny of thcir raco. Givo thcm as
tnnny Constituiions as you please, call
iheir chief cxecutivc a Prcsident, Geticr
nl, or what you plense, the Mcxican raco
will siill, Irue to its Arab stock, be wild
aud turbulcnt as a nnlion, deccitful nnd
Ircachcrnus tn ihc individual Mexieo,
undcr (he gnvernmcut uf this race, must
nlwnys be accursed. Phxladclphla Even
inz JJullelin.
Dcalli of a liobbcr,
Wc find in the Barre I'alriot the follow
iug nccouut ofllic last sickncss nnd dciilh
nt Brattleboro', Vt., of tlie celcbratcd
English robber, who figured under thc
name of Thuudcrbolt:
"Hc hnd bccn n resiilcni or that place
for a nuniber of ycnrs, nnd onjrijcd much
cclebrity ns n physicinu. During his Insl
illncss be refused lo be tindrcssed, nnd
when ncar his end, bircd two inon to bu
ry him in his chuhes, jutt us lio dicd; n
contrnct uhich wns not fnllillcd on thcir
part in conscqui'iice of the nuighbors, w ho
werc ucsiroiisol civing lus remauisa moro
dcccnt and befitting bnriii!. Ou renioviug
his clotlios prcvious to lus hcinrr Imrj out,
the causc of this ecccnlric desirc of liis
was manfest thc withcred lcg and cnik
hcel, ihcKhot tnatks, nnd tho scnr which
witncssed n previous nilempt at suititlr .
prcci.iply ns Initl down in Lightfoors dn-
scripiinu ol him mnrKcd lum ns tho
Thunderholt who hnd gnined such noto-
ni'ly iu I.nglniid nnd this counlry, ns onc
ofllic most during nnd tticccssful high
wnymen thnl evcr graccd thc aniuils of
crimc. On his pcrson therc ivcre nlsn
found n dirk nnd n pistnl, nnd among his
eflectB, nrtns of nll dpscriptioiiH, logothcr
with watchcB. diamonds, jewelry, c. &c.
to nn enorinous valuc packcd nway insaw
dust. Ho nlwnys weut drceecd in ucp
suils of clothcs, lo mnkc his figuro moro
portly nnd ln prcxcut rccognition, aud lus
withcred Irg wns found wound with cloths
to tnake ii ajin.enr ol the sizc ofthe other.
iu llic uescrt or senlcd on n

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