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Hil mbcnbers, . . . z.ou
Uditidaali and Companies who lake at tbe office
1'75 or 1 50 cents ilpaid in aix monlni.
ITiofe who taka of Poatrideri . . .S2.00
II noi paid at Ibtertd of the year 2, 25
No papen disconUnned until arrearages are paid
Meept atthe option ofthe proprietor. No paymer t
to Ctrritrs allowed except ordered by the sroprie-
An eortmunieationimMtbe addrecd totlieed
for Post Paid.
The Broken Vow.
Twilight was darkening into light, the first numbered, and she began to th.nk i .was her
faint starof evening glearaed through tbe dV remam h h"
faTblueHeavens.audtbehushandreposeof the.r joungest cb.Id. and the only one w.th
iaroiuciioa.cua, " , '"T out tiei wbich severed tbem in a measure
nature seemed too holy to be broken by the u h , roof-
stnfc : of human , pass.ons ; yet how painfully , myPdarling." said her fatber. when
d.d the qu.ct of that erening scene .eonir it 0returniDs h .. ; ,
with the pass.onate gr.ef of a yonng heatt, , , $e are oWJand ar(J
T.IeTlincfair w . ne".P uedded bride. ' & who is free ,o rei.air , whb us.
inen piaaair 'T ' ,i,i, You musthve here I cannot tb.nk of per-
SSS mittingyou "" "
of ihe whole farailv, her Hfe had passed as J0"1?' . , , .. , , T ,
one rongbrigl.tdayofSunEhine anu flowers. ! "It u lonelr. "replied EHen; "and I fear
Shc badbeenwooedbvoDesbehad known tbat after break.Dg brough my usual babits.
from childhood, and with tbe consent oftl.eir j I 'dJ UiIBei.lt. and wearysome to re
rnuTual friends hey ere nnited. surae thcm- . m? dcar fa,1,er'f ,f cu;
The day after their marriage, the bridal " to remajn, tbete ,s one request ,vh.eh I
irleft4ejrfat my daugh.er? Are ne not
,L in Yir.;;n A f.w hnnov eeks nassed.
when Sinclair proposcd to his bride to visit
which the rirfng suu frcquently presents the j
r,ntnnm;,,ri),P mn,,n.
tain the same phenomenon nh.ch is w.t
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nesscd in the straitsof Messina, and known
by the more poeticname of Fata Morgnna.
Ellcn was delightcd nith the proposcd ex
cursion.and searched cvory bookinthehouse
which aflbrded any information on the sub
ject. Tbis excursioii, nliich promiscd so much
pleasure rcsulted iu despair and death. They
reached the desired spot in safety. The
mnrnine was favorableto his wishes; theas-
absorbed in tbis wondcrful and magnificcnt
spcctaclc.tliat she forgot tbe caution Sinclair
had gircn hcr at the momem 01 mount.ng
Iier spinteu siceu. iic iurnea irom ner siae
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a moment to speak to a scrvant who followed
tbem; the movement startledher horse; the
rein was lyiug Ioose on his ncck, and fccling
himself free from a guiding hacd. he dasbed
otf at full specd. Sinclair and the serrant
botb followed, but were unablc to ovcrtake
her. Fortunatcly sbe met a gcntle.nan who
? uccecded in stopping her perilous career,
Sinclair chccked his horse too snddenly, that
he might express bis thauks to hcr preservcr.
The animal reared and tbrew him with great
violence. He was convcyed hoinc in asci.se
Ies statc, and surgical assistaucc tmmediatc
ly sumraoncd, but the force ofthe fall had in
flicted some internal injury bicb bafllcd tbe
skill ofthe physician.
It was beside his bcd in that calm twilight
that the young wife knelt withscarcen hueof
life on her features.
"Oh, Ellen, my bclovcd, calm yourself
this sorrow un.nans me,"' murmurcd the dying
man, passing bis l.auds carclessly ovcr tbe
head which was bowcd upon his pillow.
A dcep suflocatcd sob was the only rcply
to his words.
"Itis hard todie," he continued, "when I
was looKing forward to years ofsuch Irauquil
happincss with you, my swcctEIleu; but 'tis
the will of Ilravcn, my best bclored, and we
ranst st.bmit."
"Ob Henry, my own Henry. you must go
down to the cold. cold grare, here I can sce
you no more never more hear the tones of
your dear voice. Oh it will break my hcart!"
was tl.e almost inarticulate rep'y.
"My poor Ellen this is a hard trial foryou,
but you are too young to grieve always. The
thought is to torture me, but even you may
love again may wed another!" aud his
voice wac nearly siifled with painful erao
tions. "Never, never! Ob, Henry, how can you
harrow my soul at tbis awful moment with
such a supposition! Wcd another! Give the
wreck of my buried aflections to another!
Oh no.no! the thought would kill rne."
"I doubt not you tbink so now, love; but
titne works strange cbanges in this world of
ours. We know uot what we may do. I
wish not to exact a promise from you. The
thought is b'.tterly painful to me, but should
your present views change. I donotwishtbat
the reproach of a broken promise should mar
your peace ol mmd.
"Henry, hear me,"said Ellen iu a solemn
tone. " Should I ever so far forget my faith
to your asbes as to Icnd my ear to the lan-
guage of love, my heart to the voice of aflec-
tion from another, may your form, on my
ondal eren.n;, come to me anu reproach me
lor my unfaithfulncss."
A bright smile passed over ihe face of the
dying man: Hc murmurcd
"Repeat those words again, my Ellen;
they take from death its sting, iu Heaven you
will be all my own. Forgive my selfisbness,
dearcst; but I have so loved you I cannot
think that anotber shall win."
Hie voice ceased to aiticulate.and again the
deep tones of the young mourncr thrilled the
air with the repetition of those awful words.
As they passed her lips, she felt the hand
that clasped bers relax its grasp afaintflut
tering consciousnces seemed to hover a mo
ment on bis features. and iu another instant
they worc the calm and passionless repose of
Ellen Sinclair buried herself in the seclu-
s.on of her own abode. A calm and gentle
melancholy succeeded the first violence of
hergriefbutsbebctrayednodesire to min
gle with the world. Clad in the deepcst
mourning.sbe was scen nowhcre but at cbu rch;
and tboso who looked on her fclt great sym
pathy for one soyoung and so bitterly bereav
ed. Vainly had her own parents sought to
draw her from her solitude. Two years pass
ed, and after many fruitless efTorts they at
length succeeded in ob&aing a promise of
a visit from ber at the annual reun'.on of
tbeir family at Cbristmas, for that season
is still held as a festival in many parts of Vir-
Ellen was oncc more beneath tbe roof of
her father, and many and painful were the
emotions which strnggled in ber bosomwben
sbe looked around and remembered that the
last timc she stood beside her native hearth,
she was a gay and happy bride.
Those who looked on ber could not avoid
remarking the cbange which two years had ,
jvrought m her appearance. The girl just
oudding into maturity had expanded into the I He drew from ber quivenng lips the histo
beautiful aad self-posscssed woman, with a'ry of her vow, and divcsted of every supersti
quietgrace of manner, and airofpensivo re-,tion himself, he could not concewe that afew
eerve which was extremelv cantivatioc.
w cre wormiy minded people, ontzea leeung snou.u kmu uira ana
who could not bear tbat thcir fairj daughteri his hopes ofhappinoss. He did not under
hould pais her life in the solitude to which stand the impressible and imaglnative tem-
shchad doomed herself. They sarrounded ber
with igreeable company, sougbt to aniuse
ber mind and draw it from tbe contemplation
of tbe terrible calamity which bad destroyed
her dawning bopes of bappiness, anJ they
succeeded sufiicieutly to implant in her mind
a distaste to tbe idea of returning to ber Iate
Weck after week pasied.until months were
evcr ra.ndful ofyour wishef 3"
"Ah, ves, mv dear fatber, more m'.ndful
than J dejerve. 15 ut" aud her roicc sank
10 "1 aS'"teu wn.sper ncre rnust ne
"o look.ug forward to a second marnage for
'ine I
me no attempt to alter my vieivs on Uiat
subject. I hare madc a vow to the dead and
it must bo kcpt sacrcd."
What!" exclaimcd her father, "was Sin
clair ungcnerous enougb to exact from you a
promise not to marry again 1 young and iu
cxperienced asyoa were tool"
"Ah! uo, fatber wrong h'.m not. He
was too noble. Ile asked no promise I
made it Toluntarily and as the worils left my
Iips his spirit departed. Oh no my father,
never ask me to break that vow it is a hal-
ell my darling lct it bc as you wish. I
shall prcfer kecp.ng you with us; butat tbe
same t.me, ,f you should erer meet w.tl, one
you can love, and ho is worthy of you, U
wiii np vprr riiiv rn tziinpr n ipw tvnrtin linpr- i
: -j -j . -,-;
mcamng to
urcvcut you Irom mak.ns tne
im nalIDo jne ;
r'n ?l t
teen. uo jou
homeofan honorablc man
child, you are only now nincteen
supnose tbat the death of one person, bowev-
er dear, can chill all your feelings iuto ice at
"I mustthcn in s'.ucerity ofsoul pray to
be dclirered from temptatiou,"said the young
widow, with a faint smile, "for 1 shall never
marry again."
As tin.e pascd ou, Mrs. Sinclair could not
lielp acknowlcdgiug that sbc was far happier
tliau iu her mountain solitude. Hcr spirits
were uo longer wearied ; she no longer felt
that life was a burdcn she would gladly lay
down. Shcneeded the cxcitcment of society,
and tbe social and highly cultivated ncigbbor
hood in nhieh berfather's residence was sit-
uated, aflbrded every facility for its enjoy-
The third ycarof herwidoThoodwasdraw-
ingto a closc, nl.cn she received au inTitation
to the marriage of a farorito cousin, who
would take no rcfusal. Ellen replied that if
tbe bride would excuse her sombre dress and
pensire face sbc would attend, and tbe con
ccssion was hailed as an omen of future suc-
cess in drawing hcr intn that world sbe was
so peculiarly fittcd to adorn.
I lierc was a raotivc lor thcsc ellorts ot
which Ellen little dreamcd. She regularly
attcuded the church near her father's resi
dence, and hcr mother had several timcs call-
cd hcr attent.on to a remarkably baudsome
man who satiu a pew nearly oppositetothem;
but she had not remarked that his cyes fre
quently waudcred from bis prayerbouk toher
own fair face. His height, and the turn of
bis head had reminded her of Sinclair, but
tbcre tbe semblance ceased. The broad brow,
finely chisled features, and clcar dark cye of
tbe straucer, were all unlike the youthful
bloom of him who had won her young aflec
tions. She frequcntly hcard Mr. Peyton
spokcn ofasa mau of distinguished tudow-
ments, who had spcnt several years m tne
south of Europc with an only and belovcd
sister, for the benefit of whosc hcalth tbe
journey had been vainly undertakeu. These
circumstances had nearly passed irom her
mind when she was introduced to him at tbe
wedding as the intimate friend of the groom.
Peyton had fallen in lovo with her from his
casual view of her at church, and thc elogi
um of bis friend's aflinanced bride, who look
ed on Mrs. Sinclair as a "bright particular
star," had deepencd the imprcssiou. The
circumstances of her marriage tbrew a ro
mantic interest around ber history, and when
he looked on ber youthful brow with a shade
of placid pensireness tbat seemed to breathe
a hallowcdcharmover herbeauty, hefelt that
she was the only woman he bad evcr known,
before wbom bis beart could bow with the
homage of aflection.
Yet bow to speak of lore to one who still
wore the dccpcst mourning who never join
cd in the tnirth ofthe light-hearted .' It would
seetn ahnost like sacrilege to breathe into hcr
ear the wild passions that filled bis hcart, yet
its very hopelessncss appeared to add to its
Butcrelong a new bopc dawned on him.
Ellcn was surroundcd by thc gay and tbe
joyous. Her disposition was natnrally buoy
ant; her spirits rose; the chord she bad be
lievcd forever snapped, again thrilled to the
touch ofjoy. When thc bonds ofgrief were
once severed the rsactiou was complete. Sbe
still reverenced tbe memory of her first love,
and if her beart had wbispered that sbe could
ever be faitbless to his ashcs, she would have
shuddered with superetitious horror at tbe
thought. The possibility of breakiog that sol
emn nromise had never occurred to her
but time teaches many strange lessons.
Peyton l.ngered mthe ne.ghDornooa a con
stant visitor at Wycombe, but bis attractionj
were not sufficiently marked to attractthe ob
servation of others. Her own family were
too desirous ofthe match to hazard tbe final
success ofthe Iovcr by alludiog in any man
uer to his passiou for her.
Peyton won bis own way slowly but surely.
iThe fair widow began unconsciously to re.
gretthe vow wbich had ascendcd to heaven
with the spirit of herdeadbusband. At length
he spoke of love, and she listened with trem
bling awe to the out-pouringof a spirit which
was too noble tobe trifled witb, and too high
ly apprec.ated to be given up without a
'words nttered in a moment of excitedandag-
perament ofthe beingwho listened to bisrea
soning, irilling, nay, anxious to be convinced
against the evidence of berotrn feelings.
Her parents agreed with her lover in his
views ofthe case and urged on all sides, her
own neart a traitor,b,Hen yielded to theirwish
es and betrothed herself to Pcvton.
As the day appointed for her marriage
drew near, the wordi of her vow appcared to
be ever ringing in her ears. With a restless
and fearful spirit sbe saw the hour approach
wbich was to witness her second espousal.
Preparations were madc for a solendid liri-
aal. tnememuers orthe family assem
bled beneatb the patental roof, and erery eflT
ort was made to divert her mind from dwell
ing on the fantasy tbat posscssed it.
The appointed eveuing arrived and the ccr
cmony which made her the bride of anotber,
was performed. Several hours passed in
dance and song. It was near midnigbt when
Ellen found herself standingon the porticoin
ic tbe bright moonlight with Peyton beside
her. The gay throng witbin were still danc
ing, and the sound of mcrry roices minglcd
with the bursts of music that swept by on tbe
dewy and fragrant atr. EI'cu started as Pey
ton spoke beside her. and for the first tinie
; for several hours the recollection of her fatal
vow mtruded on her mind.
"What aglorious uight," she remarked.
"I never saw the tnoon shine with greater
" May it be a happy omen to us, my dear
Ellen, replied Peyton and as he spoke he
turned to a white rose bush which had
wreathcd itself around one of its half blown
Wbile he was thus employed, Ellcn was
gaziug abstractly ou tbe fantastic sbadows
made by tbe trees in the yard. Suddenly
sbe grasped the railing for support, andlook
ed witb eyes fascinated with terror on a white
shadc, which seemed to rise from an open
space on which the nioon's radiance was pour
cd wilhout obstruction from the surrounding
sbrubbery. Tbe sbadow arose alowly, and
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, fc d . fc n f
tomIj , aDDcL. tbcsnoron hich she
. . . . . . . .
stood, and the lcaturcs ot llenry bioclair,
, , ' ,. . ..
Vis;i,c t0 hcr as the shade glided bctweeu
berselfand hcr ncwly wedded lord.
With a faint cry sbe would have fallen had
wcanuga iook oisaii reproacn,wereaisui.ciiy
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not Peyton sprung forward in time to rcceive
her senscless form in his arms.
Long, long was it before she rccovcrcd
from hcr deatb-likc swoon.
She then rela-
ted what sbe had secn, and clung to the bc-
l.el in tbe real.ty ot thc spectral vis.tat.on
wnii sucn tcnacity. tbat reasomnganu sootu-
ng lailed to calm hcr m.nd. Before anotb-
er day bad dawned she was raving in the de
lirium ofa brain fcver, and iu onc week from
her ill-omened marriage she was laid beside
him whosc spirit she bclicved had summoned
bcrto join bim.
The incidents on which the forcgoing tale
is founded are literally true. That the super
natural rititation was the ofTspring ofan over
wrnught imagination and superst.tious mind,
a real case of monomania, there can be but
little doubt. The vagaries ofan excited im
agination are producing results on Moimons
and Millerites quite as incxplicable to sober
reasou as Tiie BnoKcx Vow.
Mr, Birney and his 'man
Notwithstandtng thc press of the 'Lib-,
erty party' has for months been literally '
tceming with the most foul and black-'
neariea laisenouu, iu iciaiiuu io me inorui
i. . . r ir... --.. .i,
t . 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 . 1 1 I UI U 1UU . L 11 1. V (11 t: l.l 1 1 1 1
pletelystruck aghast atthe fr statcmcnt
made a short time since by the Whig i
ui mi. .
r . ,
B,rneA Abohtionproress.ons asexcmpl.-.Nor
fied m the "sale of Cha les,' after his
C. , . p - J i- I
attempts howevcr, to tbrow off this impu-1
tation from the character of their chosen
lcader, has not only proved abortive, but
has seemed to fasten the charge still stron
ger upon him. To many this charge
was a mattcr of great surprise and won-
dermcut To others, it was not so. ire nightof Ftderal ascendancy will shortly
never wanted any better evidence of the be dispclled by the glorious sun of Dem
utter heartlessness and hypocrisy of this ocracy, now about to arise and illumine
'immaculate' Mr Birney, than has been the land with its genial rays. The con
by himself exhibited, siuce his nomination test is over ; thc struggle is already past ;
to the highest office in the world, in his there is not Federal Whiggery euough in
continued and open assatilts upon the the land totalk about, and the only con
character of John Quincy Adams. It ' cern now with the Deraocratic presses is,
has, and ecoi 5tn his nomination, been Iest the afTair should go off without their
the invarable habit of this man, in his ' assistance, and consequently witout af
letters and speeches, to assail the char-' lordiug them any profit. Set it down au
acter ; and ridicule the claims ofthe 'Old a "fixed fact," that James K. Polk. is the
Man Eloquent' to the love. admiration ' next Pesident ofthe United States. Hang
and estecm of the people of this country. ! Up his portraitby the side ofthe immor
"To Abolitionistn," says Mr Birney, "is'tal Washington, the noble Jefierson, the
Juhn Quincy Adams ! in debt to his pres- her-ic Jackson, for it is alrecdy recor
cnt popularity" and then, by pull-ng out j ded in the book of fate, and in the hearts
the'Key Stone' which supports him there, ) of a million and a half of freemen, that
he would render him in the eyes of all, t his name shall be writtcn by the side of
the, weak andwhimsical' Old Man, which thc illustrious patriots, whohare filled the
it has been the constant'aim of Mr. Birney measure of their country's glory. Do
to make him. The same 'influence,' that , you ask for the evidences of this? They
he says 'obscured his moral vision,' when are born on the wind ; the very air re
he sold Charles after his conversion to sounds with them. Hear the shouts of
abolitionism, is in our view still operating
upon this man, when we see him attempt
ting to exalt himself, by traducing the
characterJofsuchmen as Henry Clay,The
odore Frelinghuysen, and John Quincy
Adams. Rutland Herald.
"Look at it. Price of wool in 1844,
twenty-six to'thirty-seven cents." Ohio
Statesman Aug, 12.
The above statement is embodied in a
table giving the Jcomparative prices of
Flour, Wheat, Corn. Wool, &c. in tbe
British Free-trade Organ of the above
date. It was accompanied by the follow
ingpatriotic remark : "Ohlxohata ben
efit to Farmers is this Whig monopolyfor
afew rich manufactcrers !
Our exchangc papers, by the last mails,
furnishes the following commentary on
this barefaced attempt to deceive the peo
ple :
Wool. Messrs. Morrell, of Lansing
and Carolina, have just sold their pres
ent clip of six thousand pounds of Saxon
wool, to the Ithaca Falls Manufacturing
company, for fifty-seven cents per pound
cash From the perfection of the ma
chienry of this establishment, with the
skill ofthe vigilant and able Supretendent
Mr. Palmer, we anticipate seeing some
superb fabrics made Irom this splended lot
of wool. Ithaca Jour.
Ouio Wool, at 90c. per lb. The
BufTalo Commercial Adrcrtiser ofthe 3d
inst. notices the fact that the Lowell Man
ufacturing company paid Messrs Perkins
&Urown, of Akron, lor tneir wool trom
1500 sheep, for one sample, 85 cents per
lb. and for another 90 cents per lb. The
clip was sold at from 50 to 90 cents.
Eastern Pennsylvania Politics
Correspondence of The Tribune.
Bristol, Kinsey's Hotel, Aug.28, 1844.
All Bucks County and the whole of this
Oongresstonal Dtstnct is alive to the tm
mcnse importance ofthe comins contcst.
I never saw so much enthusiasm amonjr
the Whig party ; aud in the face of the
grcat incrcase of business manufactures
trade of all kinds and improrement
and prosperity in every branch of busi
ness, produccd by the present TarifT,
never fear that all this section of Penn
sylvania will give a very large majority
for Clay and Frelinghuysen ; and from the
statements I have received from my
friends, Col. Swift and Geo. W. Joncs,
who , with the Clay Ministriels are making
an important tour through the ccntrc of
thi, State. there is no donbt nt all tbat
ut i 'ii l .1 . r t
Markle will be the next Governor. I am
never dtsposed to he over sanguine; but
in this caae assurancc sccms doubly
sure from rccent erents. There isj no
lear ot the pcople mistakmg the lssuc, al-
thourrh the most base and insidinus efTorts
un rr.A. m iA.,n l,o nnnnu
fl, fmPr, ncnnoJnllvl l,-t;r
the farmers cspccially to believe
1 Mr. Polk is in favor of thc "TarilTE
03" Silas WiticiiT recently made a
Speech at Skcneatcles, of which thc sub-
stance is given m the Columbian of that
place. Un thc subject ot lezas , he rc
"It might be expectcd, he said that he
would say sonielhing in reference to the
new issue now before the country the
Anncxation of Texas. He voted against
the Treaty ncgotated by Mr. Tyler lst,
bccause the assent of Mexico had not been
obtained, without which it would bc a
violation of our national obligations ; 2d,
because the boundaries of Texas were not
accurately defincd by thc Treaty, but em
braced a large extent of territory belong
ing to Mexico; and, 3d, bccause it was
dtsigncd to cxtcnd and perpctuate Sla
vcry. He would be true to our Constitu
tional obligations in respect to Slavcry as
it is, but to go farther was a very differ
ent thing. Still, in taking the ground he
had, hc did not oppose Anncxation at a
nrnnpr manner ; and if irreat Rritain sbnnlil
a.fPmnt to take Dosession of Texas. hn
wouId forcibly rcsist her encroach.
w .- i. , . n
We cannot see how a man who talksso
,13 nZ ?J , ! 1PP
h,0,? oln "
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do & r
M Barker,B ryant ,&Co. soroundly
Shows to be
tor tneir 'fcccrct uircular can support
Mr. M'right, when he goes with them, only
The Workgoesbravely on!
Democrats, the dawn is breaking ! the
unshackled freemen for
"Polk, the young Hickory,
Dallas and Victory 1"
Burlington True Democrat.
He who runs and gets away,
Will livp tn niTM annthprdar.
The editor of the Jonesboro' (Tenn.)
Whig says the Locos must not talk of
Polk's services on the field of battle, or he
will point'them to the day on which the
alient CoVJled from Rutherford county
to Maury, wbcn a young man, to avoid
being drafledand called out into the ser.
viceofkis country!
CCp We regret to learn that some per
sons on the proposed route ofthe Ver
mont and Massachusctts Railroad, in
New Hampshire, refuse to permit the
road topass througb their lands at any
price, oron any terms. Thus a few ob
stinatemen, under the sanction ofa ccr
tain description of Iegislation, may defeat
a greal public enterprisc, and injure them
selves at the same time. Mail.
Thirteen Days Laterfrom Eur
Aur.ivAL OF tiie Great Westerk.
The steamship Great Western, Capt.
Mattbews. arr'.red attbis port a little before
7 o'clock on Satnrday eTcnincr. in fourteen
days from Liverpool. Sbehas Londondates
to the 16th and Liverpool to the 17th, inclu-
sive. She bronght 123 passcngcrs.
The news is ol varied though not intense
Queen Mctoria gave birtb to ason on the
om, wno wm oi course Df uukc oi xorn.
Mother and child are doiog well.
Mehemet AH has abdicated the thione of
Egyntinfavor ofhis son Ibrahim, and isgo-
ine onanilErima-.toMecca.
Josepn lionaparte is dead. Also, tl.e
Grand Duchess Alexandria of Hesse.daught
er ofthe Empcror of Kussia.
An clection jeccntly took placc for a
Member of Parliament for Dudley. Mr.
Benbow, Conservative, beat Mr. Rawson,
anti-Corn Law, by 213 votes. j
Brunswick, it is stated, will withdraw from
the Zoll Verein on the 1st of January next. '
The Abolition of Imprisonment forScht'
I. rr r T."1 t l .i . n. I. I '
of debtors owing lcss than $100 were libcra-i
tcd on that day. I
TheEngliahCrops arevery good. Thcro!
will be no considerable demand for Grain 1
from tbis country.
Washington Irving is in Paris, and is about
to visit London. I
Tangier has been severely bombarded by
a Frcnch flcet underthe Duke dc Joinvillc.
! " "asmongni luaim.s woum enu tne scmue
bctween r rancc and Morocco.
Thc Ki of Saxo ha5 home from
England. The Princc Royal of Prussia is
j Dow visiting there.
The Queen is confidently expectcd to visit
Jreiand next sumraer.
Nothing new has transpired in Ireland, nor
I with recard to O'Connell.
, -
. ; Victona was safely debvered ofa son, at
I on the cvening
ters of State we.
ofthe Gth inst. The Min.s-
wcre sent for soon aftersix, but
did not arrivc until the actual birtb had ta
ken place. Her inajesty, atthe timeofsail-
mg ot the steamer was "as comiortao.e as
could be expectcd."
The CoIoEue Gazette states that the elec
tions in Greecc cost thc livcs of more than
forty persons, without counting thc wounded.
Itisbelicved that the opposition will have
from fiftecn to twenty voices. The differ
cnt partieshave expended enormous sums
durins tho elcctious. This mouey must
have come from foreigners, asthe publicchest
was completely pennyless. Ihe .hngnsn,
Frencb, and Russians, are said to have spar
ed no moncy iuorder to obtain the majority
for their party. On the 20th of July, the
King, alter a cabinet counc.l had been held,
which lasted four hours, made another at
tempt to prevail ofM.Coletti to entcrinto the
present cabinet; but he refused. He ad
viscd ihe King to adjourp tbe question until
after thc meeting ofthe chambcrs.
Accounts from Constantinoplcto the 17th
ulu state that information bad bccn received
ofthe defeat of thc Russians by tbe Circass
ians in Dagbestan. Thc gallant and indom
itable mountaineers were co.nmandcd by
Chamil Bey, aud tbe Russians by Gcncral
Jiermolofl and tbe Grand Duke Maximilian.
The Dagbestan is on the westcra coast; its
principal cityis Derbcnd, a scaport. A Cir
cassian Princc, in the service of Duke Maxi
millian, descrted from the Russian army, and
joiued bis countrymcn, and by stratagem got
possess.on ol lerbend.
Horrible Doings in Texas
Civil War Broken out.
The New Orleans Picayune ofthe 23d
says "Ther2 are rumors of bloody doings
in Shelby and Harrison counties, Texas,
near the Louisiana line. The "Moder
ators" and "Regulators," as they term
themsclvcs, arraycd against each other,
and numbcr about two hundred cach.
Several persons have been killed housesjFor lhe bcst fic Woo, Back
burned, and plantations destroyed. This
is truly a horrible statc of things.
We learn, verbally, that one Davis, the
leadcr ofthe "Regulators," has been shot,
with twelve or fifteen others. It is fur
ther stated, that Gen Henderson was
about to leave Shreveport, to use his in
fluence, to bring about an arrangcment
of thc difiiculties."
Texas. Wesawyesterday privatc let-
ters received by tne llcpublic trom the
most respectable sources in Galveston,
which give a deplorable account of the
ravages ofthe fever in the city,which,how
ver, had somewhat abated when lhe Re
public left. Itswept through some fam
iliea.prostrating every member, thc chil
dren and servants not escaping. In the
threatening aspect of Mexico, and the
risk of an attack upon Galveston, the in
habitants would naturaly have found cause
for alarm. but thc more immediate dan-
ger from the pestilence overpowered every
feeling ofthe kind. One gentleman, iri
alluding to the apathy manifested in rc-
gd to the invasion, said : "I suppose the
citizcns have come to the conclusion fhat
it is as well to die by tbe sword as by
discasc. I have been residing here'nearly
oae?&iw SSc? SySjHtase-HoId and other Manufac
sion on the score of an invasion ; but my ( IUT6S.
wife.I believe, is a little alarmed." And
much, so far as we can learn, is the fee
ling pervading the mass of Texas.
N. O. Picayune, Aug. 30.
Prwnryt.vakia. The Locofocos of.
Pennsylvania have norainated Francis R.
Shunk ofAllegany for'the office of Gover
nor. MrShunk isa popular man with
his party ; but Markle will beat him about
5000 votes. j
Tht Annual Fair of the Socitty tc'tll
be hcld at Middlebury, Tutsday,
flotnTiQn l 1QAA
! UlvlUUBr lf LOVh
At a meeting of the board of managcrs of
the Addison Uounty Agricultural Society.the
following premiums were fixed upon, aud are
now onereu to uompet.tors at tnenextannu
al Fairof said Society, to wit:
, . ... . , .,
For the best cult.vated Farmnotless
I .-u,IC, u. .raprovea
2d best
Field Crops,
most profitablc crop of Winter
wheat not lcss than one
acrc in one peice.
2nd best, do
most profitablc crop of Spring
Wheat not Iess than one
2nd bcst do
3d best do
most profitablc crop of I.idian
Corn containing not lcsd
tban one acre.
" 2d best do
" 3d best do
" most piofitable crop of Oats
contaihing not less thau
two acres.
" 2d bcst do
" most profitable crop of Peas
containing not less thau
one acre.
" 21 best do
" most profitable crop of White
Bcans, not le?3 than 1-4
' 2d best do
" moit profitablc crop of Pota-
tocs not less than 1-2 acrc.
" 2d best do
" most profitable crop of Sngar
lieets ofnot lcss thau 1-2
" 2d bcst do
" most profitable lot of Carrots
not less than 1-4 acrc.
" 2d best do
" most profitable crop of Broom
Corn not less than 1-4
" 2d best do
" bcst C00 plants of Tobacco in
one peice.
For tbe best Bulloftwo years old and
2d best do
best Bull one year old past.
2d best do
best Cow 3 year old and up
wards. 2d best do
best Heifer two years old and
under 3 years.
bcst ycarling lleifer.
best Cow producing tbe most
butter in anytwawceksin
the monlh of Junc, kept
on grass Diily.
2d best do
bcst pair ol workingoxen over
4 years old,
2d bcst do do
3d bcst do do
best pair of Steers over two
years old & undcr 4 years.
2d bc-it do do
For the bcst Stud Horse four years
old or upwards.
2d best do do
bcst brccding Mare.
2d best do
best pair of Gcldings or Marcs,
2d bcst do
bcst Colt 3 years old.
2d best do
bestsucking Colt,
2d best do
2d bcst do do
3d best do do
4th best do do
5 bcst Ewcs in one pen,
2d best 5 do do
3d bct 5 do do
a pen of thc fivc best Lambs C.00
2d best 5
3d best 5
For the bcst Boar not less than 8
months old.
" 2d best do do
" best brecding Sow.
" 2d best do do
Farmers Implements,
For thc best PIow,
" ' Harrow,
" " Coltivator,
" " Chsese Prcss,
" Cburn,
" " Bee Hivc,
" " Straw Cutter,
" " Turning Mill,
' " Horse Kake,
" " Drill Barrow,
" Grain Cradle.
" Farm Waggon,-
' " Horse Cart,
" Ox Voke,
" Chain,
" Axe,
Forth'e best Sample of Maple Sngar
atleast 25 pounds. 4,00
2dbest do do 2,00
3d best do do 1,00
10 yards of fullcd Cloth
3-4 yards wide, 1,00
piece of Flannel noi less
tban 20 yards, 1,00
piece of Wool Carpeting"
not less than 10 sqnare yds. 1,00
Donble Coverlid. 1,00
pairofWooIenBIankcts, 1,00
piece of Lincn not lcss
tban 10 square yards. 1,00
Of every description will be ncntly
fashionably cxccuted, nt short noltee.
" " piece ofLinen diapcr not
lcss thau 10 square yard, l,0i)
" " pieee of Tow Cloth not
less than 20 yards, 1,00
" " Sewing Silk not lesj than
l-llbs. 1,00
" " 2d best do do 75
" " pound" of Lincn Thread, 25
" " pair of Knit Stockings, 25
" " FurHat, 50
" Wooldo 25
" Strawdo , 25
" " pairof CalfsMn Boots, 50
" Cowbidc, do 25
" " pair of Slioes Calfskin. 25
" Two horse Haruess, 1,00
" Saddlc. 50
" " side of Sole Lcathcr, 1,00
" side of Upper Lcather, 1,00
' " Dressed CalrSkiu, 50
For the bcst box of honey not Ies3
than 10 poumts, l.UV
" 2dbestdo50. 1,50
' " bushcl of potatocs, 50
30 Ears of Sced Corn, 50
For the greates numbcr
of Rock Maple Trees not
less than 100 uorless than
onc inch in dia.nctcr.tiaus
planted this Season and
alive the first ofOct. next. 5,00
" next greatest number not
less ihan C0 do dn 2.00'
' brccd of DnngUill Fowls
not lcss tban six in a
Coopand containing onc
Male. 3.1HT
" 2dbest do S.Off
For tbe bcst 3o Ibs. Bnttcr madc be
fore tbe lOtli or July, 4,09
' " 2dbest dn do 2,00
1 " spccimeii of Cl.cese not
less than 100 pounds, 4,00'
" 2d bcst do do 2,00"
For thc bcst fivo sorts of Table An-
ples not lcss than 10 cach
sort. 1,00
" 2d bcst do do Sir
1 " :!d best do do 25
' " 3 sorts of table Pcars G each 1,00
" 2d bcst do do 5(f
' 3d best do do 25
1 " quart of Plunis, 25
" twenty bunchcs ofGrapes, 25
1 ' new varicty ofnpples not
less thau thrce in No. M
' " 2d best do do fflr
" lOPeaches, 25i
In awardin premiums on farms, rejarI
must be had to tbe gcncral managcnunt of
tlic farm. the uxpei.se? of conductin the
same, tlic ninount of produce, nnd the icln-
liveco.iuiiion oi uic lurni ai ine coin.nencc
n.ent & thecl scof vcar.tngethcr with the
condition of the fame so far as known two
jcars prcvious. Thc prcferrncc woulil bc
given to tl.e most ftconomical nnd profita
ble modc of farming, Or tbat which com
bincs the laraesi net profit pcr ccnlum from
thc capital inrcstcd wilh thc gruatcst im
provcmentin tbe lcrtility of tiie t-oil, and
thc gcneral condition of thc furm.
All npp'icnnts for nrciniiims on farmrf
must bc made in writintr, aildresscd to tbe
sccrctary of the society, aud left at b.s
oliicc in Aluldlcbury, on or hclore tlic hrst
day of May ne.xt.
The premiums on field crops will bc a-
wnrded on thc principlc that tbat cro is
lhe most profitable m wbich thc crop bears
the greatest ratio or propnrrioii to the cost
f nroiliictKiii. (AiiphCatinns lor premiums
onnny of thc ficd ciops wil! be requireil
to lodgcn spccific.'itiou with thc sccrctary,
particularly detailing tlic maiincrof culr
vating tlit) cri. the cxpenye thcreof, and
the coi.ilition of the land thc cnr prcvi-
Thc qu.intity of land spceificd in the list
of premiums mint in ali e je be in onc
piece. The land is to bc m- asurcd ntid
tliccntirc crop barvc-tcil nnd meusurcd in
the prcscuce ol the cliiimalit. ami cnmpc
tcnt disintercsted v.i nc-i J fctuifliing a
certificate of thc jame.
No prcmium shall be nivnrdeil trr1 any
livcbtock imle.ss thc c'aimtiut bli.i hnvt
been thc owner ol snid procrty at least
thrcc tnonihs prcviou to tbe Fair.
In ndj.iclgingthc prriiiiiuns oni!iert re
ganl shall behad to tlic hui'd if theThcep,
wcight of flcece, fii.eness of thc wool aiul
tiie mnnner in which they have bccn kept.
The fli-eccs last fclinrn cir the hui-ks to be
piesented wi'h thc buckniid it is d( sirei!
tbat the fleeces of thc enc.s ora amplc of
of the ficccc with tlic wcighl bc p;tenleil
with the ewes.
There should bcno' stnmp on thc 'hccp
by wbich the owncr may Lu known.
No prcmium shall be awarded on farming
Implements unless invcnte.l by the claim
ant, and presenting a new and useful im
provcmcnt, or constructcd by him, and
posscssmg some highly uselul anu clis-
tinguislung propcrly uhicli sliill render
it dccidely preferable to ctlicrs of the'
kind in conimon usc or patentcd implc'
ments the right for this County being
owned by thc applicant. Claimants pre
senting any farming implements for thc
prcmium will berequired tofurnish a writ
ten description of the particular im
pliment, or distinguishing propcrly of
thc implcment for which he claims the
UAlli.1 .
Competitors for premiums ou buttrr
and cheesc will be required to Iodge a
full detailed spccification oi thc numbcr
of cows kept by them,- manner of keeping,-
and prncessof manufacturing and prescr-
vation of the articles presented
No premium shall be awardcd to auv
person for any property unless he shalf
have paid onedollar, aud signed the Con-
stitution of theSocietyat least ten davs
previous to the annual fair.
Unless the (. ommittee who areto 1ud':e,
in the case shall bc fully satisfied that thc
statemcnt'of the applicant for any preniK

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