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II Y ma . m 1 M-r I . . . H. B. MASSEH, EDITOR ANP PROPRIETOR. OFFICE, "CORNER OF CENTRE ALLEY & .MARKET STREET. W jramng. fltosPa)r-Prt0t to 33pl(tfcs, atternture, jKoralfts, iForcfjm 'an Domestic SUias, Stfrncc an the arts, aflrtcttlturr, jKsrfcets, amusraents; c. SUNntTRT, NOHTnUMllKRI. VM) COUNTY. PA.', S VTUnhAY, AUHUST 2, 184S. NEW SERIES VOL. I, NO. . OLD SERIES VOL. 8, NO. 4S. ' TBBM8 OF TUB AMKHICAM.- THK AMKRICAN ia published every ftitilnlay at TWO DOLLARS per annum to he paid half yearly in nclvoiice. No paper discontinued until am. an-enrages are paid. AHi ornmiinicali.au or letters on bitsuiew relating to tlic office, to insure Biu-iition, must be I'OHT PAH). TO CIA" Tliree eoplea to one address, Sevan 1 ffam Hevn l" Vi(l.n Da Do WHO Five dollar in advance will pay for three year ssuhacrip tion to tin American. 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Utank Books, Writing Paper. andStationary, . Viotinle and KrtaU, fa" Ov prices nre much lower than the BKort.iH price. W l.ilaarie ami small pnro-ls of lks purclwaeil. y K.ika imported to order from 1omloii. 1'hiluilelphia, April 1, MS y 'POP.TEP.&EITGLIS:-:, liROCEKSrOMMISSION MKIM IIA.MS and Urulrra ill Seeds, y 3, Arch St PHILADELPHIA. Constantly on hand a general assortment of V, It OC E1U ES, TEAS, WINES, S E E Df LLUUOKS, &c. To which they respectfully invite the attention of the public. All kinds of country produce taken in exchange for Groceries or sold on Commission. Philad. April 1, 1848 BASKET MANUFACTORY, Ho. 15 South Secemd weft F.tmt i'(e, duwn ;, PltlLADELPJIIA. HENRY COULTER, RF.SPE'TFULI.Y infoima hi friends and . the pub ic, that he constantly keeps on hand a large assortment of chi drens wil ow Coaches, Chairs, Crad es, market and ttave'. ling baskets, and every variety of basket work manufactured. Country Merchants and others who with to purchase such rtic'es, good and cheap, would do well to call on him, as they are al: manulae lured by him inthe best manner. IMiilade'phia, June 3, 1818. ly " C'ARD & SEAli EXGItAYIXG. WM. G. MASON. 40 Chrtnut tt. 8 duun abort Sirf , Philadelphia. Ki.grarer af Bl'MSF-SS fc VISITISO CAUDS, Watch papers, Labels, Door plates. Seals and Stamps for Odd Fellows, Sons of Temperance, cc, ice. Alwaya on hand a general assortment ol fine Fancy Goods, Gold pens of every quality. Dog Collar in great variety. Engravers tools and materials. . Agency for the Manufacturer of Glaziers Dia monds. Orders per mail (post paid) will be punctually attended to. Philadelphia, April 1,118 y c:oiLvrK y m i: mm vrs I'liat aave from li to 23 per I'ent. T) V purchasing their OIL CLOTHS direct A) fiorn the Manufacturers POTTER &CAKV.ICHAEL lljve opened a Warehouse, No. 135 North Third Street above Race, second door South of the Ea gle Hotel, PHILADELPHIA, v lirre they will always keey on hand a complete a.w.iiment of Puitnt Eltalie Carriage Chthi. 28, 36, 40, 48 and 84 inches wide. Fi gured, Painted, and Plain, on the inside, on Mus lin Drilling and Linen. Table Oil Ctatht of the most desirable patterna, 36, 40, 46 and 54 inchea wide. Floor Oil Cloths, from 28 inches to 21 feet wide, well seasoned, and the newest style of patterns, all of their own manufacture. Trans parent Window Shades, Caipets, fce. All goods warranted. Phila. May 27, 1848 3m rimST VBBKZVXrZ FIAJfO FO&TJ3S. fl'HE SUBSCRIBER has been appointed agent 1 for the aaleof CONRAD MEYER'S CELE BRATED PREMIUM ROSE WOOD PIANOS, at this place. These Pianoa nave a plain, mas sive and beautiful exterior finish, and, for depth of tone, and elegance of workmanship, are not am passed by any in the United Sutes. These instruments are binhlv approved of by th most emihent Professors and Composers of Music in this and other cities. Fur qualities of tone, touch and keeping ia too opoa Concert pitch, they cannot be aocpas ad by either American or European Pianos. fcvAca it to aay that Madame Castellan, W. V Wstlaca. Vieus Temps, and bis sister, the cele brated Pianist, and many others of the most dis lushed performers, have given these insHu ..i. reference over all others. They have also received the first notice of It,, three Ut Exhibitions, and the last Silver Medal hy the Franklin Institute in 1843. was awarded t fhm, which, with other premiums from the same source, may be aeen at the Ware-room No. .', sonfh Fourth at. ....k.. n,l..r U1i wss awarded to C Meyer, by the Krahklin In.tilule, Oct. 1843 lor the best Piano in n exniniuoii. A,-at the exhibition of the Franklin nati tute Oct. 146. the first premiusnand medal was .warded to C Meyer lot hi Pn. although it Ed Mmmi ifd'd lh exh,b,tof the year 5 'hat he had mad. ill ire improvements iff h ltfnetf with. the exhibit, of th. Franklin fn.ti. 3tT. """ rremi.m -a. to C. Meyer, w t beet pi.a. hi the nkMiM At Boston, at their laet exhrhrtK, JW, f Mover reived the first Medat and ! nloma wr the Met Mo exh.hiUM P These Piano, wilt be JM't, lowest Philadelphia prire. if iKt eomeih.n SjnNry, April Un ¬ A -A GEMS OF POESY. The Terrible Ijepentl of llio Kil kenny C'nlM. O'Flynn sho was on Irishman, ns very wnll was known, And she lived down by Kilkenny, nud she lived there nil alone, With only fix great largo tom-cats, as know their waysnbouf, And every body else besides, she scrup'lously shut out. O very fond o' cats was she, (and whiskey too, 'tis said,) She didn't feed 'em very much, but sho comb'd 'em well instead ; As may be guess'd iheso large torn cats, they didn't get very sleek, Upon a combing once a day, and a "h'porth'' once a week Now on a dreary winter's night, O'Flyn she went to bed, Tho whiskey bottle under her arm, (the whis key in her head,) The six great large tom-cats, they sat all in a dismal row, And horrible glared their hungry eyes, their tails wagg'd to nnd fro. At last one grim Grimalkin spoke, in accents dire to tell, And dreadful were tho words which in his awful whisper fell When all the other five tom-cats in answer loud did squall, "Let's kill her lel'Beuthcr body and bones nnd all." Oh horrible ! Oh terrible ! Oh deadly tale to tell ! When the snn shone in the window hole, all there seemed still mid well ; The cats they sat and licked their paws, all in a merry ring, But nothing else within that place, looked like a living thing. Anon they fjnarrel'd savagely, and spit and swore and holler'd, Till at last these six great large lom-cats, they one nnothcr swallowed ; And naught but one long tail was left, in that once peaceful dwelling, And a very tough one too it was it's the same as I've been telling. From Peterson's Magazine. IIREAU I PON THE WATF.RS. BY T. 9. ARTHUR. A lad was toiling up a hill, near the city under the weight of a heavy basket, on the afternoon of a sultry day in August. He had been sent home with some roods jo a customer who lived-a short distance in the country. The boy was lightly built, and his burden seemed almost beyond his strength. Many times he had sat down to rest himself on his way up the hill. But it seemed as it he would never reach the the summit. Each time he lifted the bas ket, it felt heavier than before. The boy was about half way up the hill with his basket, when a gentleman over took and passed him. He had not gone on many paces, when he stopped and turning round to the lad, looked at him lor a mo ment or two, and then said kindly "That's heavy load you have. Come let me help you." And the gentleman took the basket, and carried it to the topof the hill. "There. Do you think you can get a long now !" said "he, with a smile, as he sot the basket down. Or shall I carry it a lit tle further!" "Oh, no, thank you, sir," returned the boy, with a glow of gratitude on his fine young face. "I can carry it now very well and I am very much obliged to you," "You are right welcome, my little man," said the gentleman and passed on. Twenty years Irom tnai time, a wre worn man, well advanced in lile, sat mo tionless in an old arm chairj with his eyes fived intentlv unon the elowma grate. Jle wna nlnnu nml anneared to De in a SlUie Ul j -1 - . i , r deen abstraction. In a little while, how ever, the door of the room opened, and the light form of a young ana lovely girt gli ded in. "Papa,! said a low, sweet voice, and a nd waa verv eentlv laid on the old man's hand was very gently laid on the arm. "Is it you, dear 1" he returned with a sisrn. "Yes. nana." and the young girl leaned against him. and parted with her delicate fingers the thin, gray locks that lay in dis r . ...a ! order a!xut his lorehead. "I would like to be alone for this even ino-. Florence." said the old man. "I have a good deal to think about, and expect iM-rwiu on business." And he kissed her tenderly ; yet sighed hm he premu'd In hps to hers. Th iiirl passed from the room as nois h'atly a she hail entered. The old man liud Imtu calm, before her coming in, but the nioiiu nl hu retired, he became agitated and ure and walked the floor uneasily IliM uiiliinii d to pace to and fro, for nearly half an hour, wln-u ho stopped suddenly, and listened. The street door bell had rung. In a little while a man entered the room. "Mr. Mason," he said, with slightly per centible embarrassment. "Mr. Paze." returned the old man, with a feeble, auicklv fading smile. "Good mornin?." and he offered his hand. The visitor grasped the old man's hand and shook it warmly. But there was no pressure in return. "Sit down. Mr. Page." The man took chair, and Mr. Mason sat down near him. You promised an answer to my propo sal to-night said the lormer, aner a pause "Idid," returned ine ow man; "out am as little prepared to give it as I was yesterday. In fact, I have not found an opportunity to say anything to Florence on the subject." The countenance of the visitor fell, and something like a frown darkened upon his brow. There was an embarrassing silence of some minutes. After which the man cal led Page said "Mr. Mason, I have made an honorable proposal for your daughter's hand. For weeks you have evaded, and do still evade an answer. This seems so much like tri fling, that I begin to feel as if just cause for offence existed." "None is intended, I do assure you," re plied Mr. Mason, with something depreci ating in his tone. "Hut you must remem ber, Mr. Page, that you have never sought to win the young girl's affection, and that, as a consequence, the offer of marriage which you wish to make to her, will be re ceived with surprise, and it may be disap proval. I wish to approach her, on this subject, M'ith proper discretion. To be too precipitate, may startle her into instant re pugnance against your wishes . "She loves you, does she not!" inquired Page with a marked significance of man ner. "A-child never loved a parent more ten derly," replied Mr. Mason. "(iive her, then, an undisguised history of your embarrassment.- Show her how your fortunes are trembling on the brink of ruin, and that you have but one hope of re lief and safety left. The day she becomes my wife you are relieved from all danger. Will you do this. The old man did not reply, lie was lost in a deep reverie. It is doubtful whether he had heard all that the man had said. "Will you do this!" replied Page, and with some impatience in his tone. Mason aroused himself as from a dream and answered with great firmness and dig nity : "Mr. Page, the struggle in my mind is over, I am prepared for the worst. I have no idea that Florence will favor your suit, and I will not use a single argument to influence her. In that matter she must remain perfectly free. Approach her as a. man, and win her if you have the power to do so. It is vour only hope." As if stung bv a serpent, Page started from his chair. "You will repent this sir," he angrily re torted, "and tepent it bitterly. I came to on with honorable proposals lor vour daughter's hand, you listened to. them, gave j me encouragement, nnd promised me an answer to niht. Now you meet me with nsult ! Sir ! You will repent this. Mr. Mason ventured to reply, but mere bowed in token of his willingness to meet and bear all consequences that iniht come. For a lonr time after this ansrv visitor ad retired, did Mr. Mason cross and re- cross the floor with measured step. At last he rung the bell, and directed the ser- arit who came, to say to r lorence he wish ed to see her. When Florence came, she was surprised to see that her father was strongly agitated. "Sit down dear," he said in a trembling oice, "I have something lo savto vou that must be no longer concealed. Florence looked wonderingly into her father's face, while her heart beo-an to sink. Just then a servant opened the door and ushered in a stranger. He was a tall, fine looking young man just in the prime oflife. Florence quickly retired, but not before the tranger fixed his eyes upon her face, and marked its sweet expression. Pardon the intmsionsir,"he said as soon s the voting girl had left the room, "but facts that I have learned this evening have prompted me to call upon you without a moment's dela v. My name is Greer, of the firm of Greer, Miller &. Co." Mr. Mason bowed, and said "I know vour house very well, and now remember to have met you more than once in business transactions." "Yes, you have bought one or two bills of goods of us," replied the visitor. Then after a moment's pause he said in a changed tone "Mr. Mason, I learned lo niuht from a source which leaves me no room to doubt the truth of the statement, that your aflairs have become seriously embarrassed. 1 hat you are in fact on the very verge of bank ruptcy. I ell me frankly, whether this is indeed so. I ask from no idle curiosity, nor from a concealed and sinister motive, but to the end that 1 may prevent the threatened disaster, Uit is in my power to do so." Mr. Mason was dumb with surprise at so unexpected a declaration. He made two or4hree eflorts to speak, but his lips utter- ea no sound. "Confide to me. sir." said the visitor "Trust me ns you would trust your own brother, and lean upon me it vour strength be indeed failing. Tell me. then, is it as I have said 7" "It is," was all that the merchant could ut'.er. "How much will save von? Mention the sum, and if within the compass of my ability to raise, you shall have it in hand to-morrow. Will twenty thousand dollars relieve you from yon preseut embarrass ment V "Fully." "Then let your anxiety subside, Mr. Ma son. 1 hat sum you snail nave. 1 o-mor row morning l win see you. uood even. insr." And the visitor arose and was gone before his bewildered auditor had sufficient ly recovered his senses to know what to think or say. In the morning, true to his promise, Mr. Greer called upon Mr. Mason, and tender. ed him a check of ten thousand dollars. with his note of hand for thirty days for ten thousand more, which was almost the same as money. While the check and note lay before him upon the desk,- and ere he had touched them, Mr. Mason looked earnestly at the man Who had suddenly taken the character of a disinterested, self'-mcrificing friend, and said "My dear sir, I cannot understand this Are you not laboring under some error !" Oh no. You once did me a service that I am now only seeking to repay. It is my first opportunity, and I embrace it ea gerly." "Did you a service T. When!" "Twenty j'ears ago." replied the mar. "I was a poor boy, and you were a man of wealth. One hot day I was sent a long distance with a heavy basket. While toil ing up a hill, with the hot sun upon me, and almost overcome, with heat and fati gue, you came along, and not only spoke to me kindly, but took my basket and car ried it to the lop of the hill. Ah, sir, you did not know how deeply that act of kind ness sunk into my heart, and I longed for the opportunity to show yon by some act of kindness how grateful I felt". But none came. Often afterward I met you in the street, and looked into your face with plea sure. But you did not remember me. Ever since I have regarded you with different feelings from those I entertained for others and there has been no time that I would not have put myself out lo serve you. Last night I heard of your embarrassments, and immediately called upon you. The rest you know." Mr. Mason was astonished at so strange a declaration. "Do you remember the fact to which I refer ? asked Mr. Greer. "It had faded from my external memory entirely: but your words have brought back a dim recollection of the fact. ISul it was a little matter, and not entitled lo the importance you have given ii. " "To me it Mas not a Jiitle matter, sir," returned Mr. Greer. "I was a weak hoy, just sinking under a burthen that was too heavy, when you put forth 'your hand and carried it for me. I could not forget it. And now let me return al the first opportu nity, the favor, by carrying your. burden for you, which has become too heavy, un til the hill is ascended, and you are able to bear it onward again in your own strength. Mr. Mason was deeply moved. Words failed him in his efforts to express his true feelings. The bread cast upon the water had returned to him after many davs, and he gathered it with Wonder and thankful ness. The merchant was saved from ruin. Nor was this ail. 1 he glimpse wnicn Mr. Greer had received of the lovely daughter f Mr. Mason revealed a character beaut v that impressed him deeply, and he embraced the first opportunity to make her acquain tance. A year afterward he led her to the altar. A kind act h never lost, even though one to a child. itKlaxii. Itih"p IIujilirK nifclrt-iwiMl n l ir.-.! tmvtl ut w York, n Ihe 1 11 ) iiol, in ! hull' of Ihe c:iiipc ut' hind. The foil 'winir ia the ci'ticlndint: 11 ni u 01 I m speech : Now, gentlemen, I present myself here not s a llishop of the Catholic Church ; I present myself here lint as an lrisjimau, fur I ntn a itizen of the I'niled States, ami I would do iiolliiua contrary lo the laws of the country which docs protect me ; but whatever those laws may bo in the abstract, nml however Statesmen may define limits, I know some ling which, perhaps, they do not know. I now that there is sometliiug in me nninan neast which knows nothing of their codiliea- ions--there i a ii-.-pons ve feeling in the hu man breast which, wherever it sees reluctant men bowed in slavery, then that sentiment, which never studied national law, is waked Whatever calls it forth in this manner brings with it the must earnest and deepest emotions f tho human heart. My contribution shall be for a shield, not for a sword but ytnt can contribute for what ou choose. Now, gentlemen, it is not for me to speeu do on tho chances. II I were to speak my own opinion, l tear l sliouM uamp me nruor with which your hearts are throbbing. I look uiKin the die as cast. I look iiihiii it thai many a brave und gallant man of Irish birth. and who loves Ireland as yon do, shall bite ihe dust before this contest is over. That is mv anticioatiun. But at the same, time 1 dare not I shall not forestall the issue o j . events which a mighty Providence holds in its own bauds. I know something of human nature though nothing of politics, and I know that this na tiou will give out its money us the moth ivesouther milk to the suckling on her liosom. I do not know what is to bo done I have unbounded confidence in your Direc torv. What vou navo to uo is, nowever constant persevering action, aud if ull Ihe people o Ireland ure swept oil the surface of the l.uiti commence to raise a belter generation, am then we shall seo if proud bloated Englam! will still persevere in keeping her fool ou the neck of her oppressed sister. What then do we expect ot Ireland! All that I expect is that since the llrilihh powe has brought tho crisis lo the door of the Irish they sliall act worthy, there shall be uo cow. ards among them, that they shall fight like men, brave as the lion in the battle and gen tle and huniane as the dove after the battle is over. ' In the language of the Poet ; When olliorSurs shall sink iii'Ui. eye of night, Hers si tall begin to peer ever bright, As U were lbaunp of God almee." When I am making up a plan of eorute. quewe," aays Lord Bolingbroke, "I alwaya like to con wit with a aonsible woman." Url Bolingbroke was a great man. Woman's Rights. At the recent Conven tion of Women, held at Seneca Falls, N. Y., the following spirited piece of poetry, written by Maria W. Chapman, of Philadelphia, was read by Elizabeth V..McClintock, of Seneca Fulls. THE TIMES 1'hAT THY MEN'S SOILS." ' Confiuliffl Iras ai-ized , ami all tilings go ia fi tig, The women Imve Imped fr ail "their apheres," Ami, instead of died tir, arena ae met aWnjr, A nd are actl me the wurld liv Ilia eura ! In e iltraea erratic they're wheeling Ihronpli suucei In bniiiileseeoiifnri'm and nienniiiglen cliarn, In vain too nnr knowing ones try H compute limir oturii 1 1 the ruit !cigtied;. ' They're gtm etliil a ni nneut, then, onward Ihey ahoot, I And arc neither '-lo h -Id n to bind" Ho freely Ihey move in their ehoarn ellipse, The "ljiTds of Creation'' d fear an eeliiaie. They've Uikcn n noli n l i ;imk P r themselves, And are wielding the loniie nnd the pen; They've nritinled the roetruni, tlie teriimgent elves, And, oh h -rrid, nre tilking to men t With five anlibim-hed in onr presence ihey come lliraiigtte lis. (hey my, ill behalf of the dumb. They insia on their rittlit t petition and pmy, rimt SM. l'inil, in Corinthians, has given Ihem rules For apenring in public s despite whnt those any h m we've trjnied lo instruct them ia ortlvanx at-htMle, 1 tut vain such instruct! -n, if vmcn may acnu . And quote texts of Scripture to favor their plan. Our grnndin-ither's learning consisted of yore, 111 spt cuding Ihcir generous tnKirds; 111 twisting the distnfl. or to wring tho floor, And olieyingihe will of tl.air lmls. .w, mioses may rens -n. end think, ami dt-Uite, Till un.-piesli'iiied siilrtiitiiisrtioii is quite tail of ihte. Our clergy have preached on Ihe sin ami the shame Of w uniin when oul of "her sphere." And fcih -red, divinely, to ruin her fume, And sh- rten Ihis horrid career. lint fT spirit mil puidmic-, no longer Ihey .mk, To F,.'iii, or Wiiisl ov, or lenrncd Pars n Cooke. Our wise men have tried t exercise in vain The turbulent spiril'snbr.qid J Ah well mi;jlit wc deal with the letterless main, Or e ii'tuer cthcri-at ewiu-e with sword, t.ikc Ihe devils of M ilt.ni they rise from each hl-v, Willi spirit imbr ikcn instilling the foe. Ourputri t fathers, of eloquent fame, Waged war apuiiist tangible form A v. their foes Were men oral II ours were the same. We might speedily quit their etorros, Hut, ah ! their descendants enjoy not such tills The iisfituiptioiia of Britain were nothing to this. Could we but army nil our foree in Ihe field, We'd teach these lisiirm-rs of power, That their tndily safety demand they atnaikl yield, Ami in prcscuce of mnnhood should eower I Hut, ulaa ! for our tetheredhitd Impotent (tale Claimed by nubai of knighthood we can but delate, Oh ! aliade of the prophet Mahomet, arise '. Pkice woman again in '-her splicrc," Ami teach thai her jul was turn f Hie skie, But to flutter a brief Tsmienl here. This d 'ctrine of Jesus, a preached up hy Paul, - If embraced in ils spirit, will rum us all. IjOKUS op I nKATIOX. A Mammoth Newspaper Establishment. A convocation of the stockholders of La Presst, representing the property, have nd IressWl a protest to Ihe Executive thief, ami the President of the Assembly. Let me translate for vou some of their statements; Our property is extremely injured by the se. (inestialinn. Of seventy thousand subscribers to La Press', fifteen thousand nt least, whose subscript ion expired on the 30th of June, have left its for other papers. The six or seven thousand whose subscriptions ends on the Ifith of Jtilv will do the same. Thus and in other modes, we lost about Unity thousand iibscrilcrs, vhoe payments amounted to three hundred thousand francs, cash. Twenty editors, twenty-five clerks and bureau agents, seventy correctors and compositors, twenty mechanician and mni c' i's, sixty curriers, sixty folders, five hundred distributors, are depriv- ...I nf reiv and of means of livelihood for their families. The Treasury looses two thousand two hundred francs daily, and the paper and ink makers, and tvpo founders, a daily con sumption to the value of four thousand francs. Puns Lor. of fiat. Int. The Irish Soldier and Wolves. A sol dier in Ireland having got his passport to go to England, us he went through the wood with a knapsack on his back, being weary sat down, and fell to eating some victuals. I'pon a sudden he wus surprised by one or two or three wolves, who coming towards him, he threw Ihem scraps ol bread and cheese as long its he bad tiny, when the wolves having come nearer lo him, he com- ineuced playing a pair of bagpipes he had with him, and us soon as he began to play, uway ran the wolves, as if they had been scared out of their wits, "The curse of Crom- well upon you all," said he, "if I liad known that you loved musio so well, you should have had it before dinner." We yesterday saw sweet milk converted into butler in four minutes; probably a dash nf ice-wider would have brought butler in less time. This wonderful effect was produ. ccd by one of the most simplo churning ma- chines that we have ever seen. It consists of a square box, having a hollow perpendicular shaft wilh two hollow arms or tubes at the lower end. The shaft rests on a pivot aud is turned by a small crank and cog-wheel, the motion causes the air lo rush down Ihe tube iiito the milk and produces a commotion like boiling water, the butter began to come im' mediately, aud after U wu made the milk i as sweet as uow. A. JT. Mirror, A Prkvkntivb or tux Fly In Wheat The Pennsylvania Cultivator, the new pub' liuation noticed iu the American a few days Rgo, publishes a eomiminioation; from Jonah Ogleaby, of Pauptuu county, staling tnai ma best, indeed the only preventive against the ti...;,. ii i. ,.Wmv hvrini the wheat , t a.,.t eve atubble. He affirms that he never had a fly in any wheat which was own in a field which had been ut before - ' - . ... fired over. Escape or Sixtt Slaves and a Ficht. The Citi i mnti Commercial of Thursday has information that' sixty slaves escaped from their owners in Kentucky, on Tuesday last, and concentrated at a poin', (agrenbly, as is supposed, to a pre-concerted i plan,) opposite lo Ripleyj Ohio, preparatory to a start. They Were found at that place by some seventeen armed men, and a portion of the slaves being armed a skirmish was the consequence, in which two of the white men ami one ol the slaves was seriously wounded. The latter succeeded in driving off their pursuers) aud are now thought to bu on the high road to Canada. The Lexington Observer confirms the report of the escape, and says five of the negroes, together with a while man) had been taken near Cylhiaiin, and lodged in aih The information further is, that the whole country in that direction was onwd, and that no doubt was entertained that thp whole of the negroes would be taken. S5000 reward has been offered for their capture. The number is estimated from fifty fo seventy-five persons. Elder Knapp's Parish. Elder Knnpp is about to take up his residence in the West. In nn 'advertisement, offering for sale his house, he says I "The celebrated dwelling-house of Jacob Knnpp, in tile Village of Hamilton. N. Y., to gether with ten ncres of land, on which the house stands, will be sold Very low, as he is about to locate his family in Illinois, that he may be near the centre of his parish, which extends from the shores of tho Atlantic to the shores of Oregon, nnd from the rivers to the ends of the earth." AN ACHIEVEMENT. A lt'W OfK paper states thsit DristoW) thn celebrated writing master of that city, tatiuht a lawyer in n course of twelve lessons, lo read his own hand writing '. We wish some newspaper cor respondents would try n comsc, and see if similar results could not be attained. Some of the finest gluo is destroyed of its value and proper utility from the manner in which it is dissolved. 1 lie cakes should be put into at coarse piece of cloth and ham mered into small pieces then immersed in clear water, ami afterwards put into the ket tle : if dissolved with boilliug Water a regu lar fire should be kept, tn this condition it sliould remain two days at least, until it as- sumes a thk-k glutty appearance. Many con ! aider it fit for use when simply dissolved, and then use it, hence so many broken joints and veneerings, and delays oiul stoppage in pub- lick works, &c.i By adding aliout one spoon ful of ground rosin to a common sized kettle of glue the cohesive qualities will bo improv ed, and less liable to be affected by damp ness. A surgeon of Leeds has announced, as the result of a series of experiments with either chloroform, and other nuinslhetic agents, that by immersion in a small quantity, or by the local application of Ihe vapour, parts of the body may bo rendered iuensitile to pain without allecting the brain. ui.k ih i.l, tlie eeleuratlea Norwegian vto- linist, is, an fcnglish paper says, now working as a journeyman inthe manufactory of M uilluume, a Parisian musical instrument maker, in the hopo of being enabled to make a violin mat shall rqunl the tones ot those made by the celebrated Slradivajiu, of Cre monp, nnd for this purpose he has brought from Norway wood more Jltan 200 years old The Laugh or a Child. The following pretty thought is by Isabf.i.i.e Athelwood "1 love it I love ir-dhe kuigh of a child, Now ridding ami gentle, now merry and wifal ; Ringing out on the air with its ituiocent giteh, Uke the trill of a bird at the twilight 'a -lt hush; Floating uwm the trees like thet'iies of a hell, Or the music that dwell in the heart of a shell, Oh ! the laugh of a chikl, U kl and ao free, Is Uie merriest hum1 in the u-orM for me!" Tub "Divine Riuiit" Expunged Among the features of the new constitution of Prus- g;a) not the least important is that the royal (;,ie ja w be altered from that of Konig rou Prtisien, (King of Prussia) to Konig der Prus- sia (King of the Prussians.) like the royal I i- ti 0f France in 1820. The formula, ' by the race Qr God," is to be expunged altogether, H(J ig , ki) bv mi, ,rnu.0 of ,iw pwpie English Sports. Two gentlemen in hiuh life have armnsed a WBger for one thousand guineas, that one of them shall sell more thau four boxes for oue penny, anil not exceed more than six penny worth to one in dividual ; to commence on the 34th of July, I84H, at York, and finish in Hull, 24th of July 1850 Liverpool Jaer. "One of them" w ill be obliged lo work pretty sharp lo sell his "million" in two years If he works 20 hours a day, aud sells a box a Illinois, he wifl still lack ofer a hundred thousand boxes of winning the bet. The adulteration of bread is said to be done w ith bluo fttrol (sulphate of eopper) white copperas (sulpliule of xinc), carbonate of pot. ash, plaster of Paris, and pipe clay, all of which are mora or less poisonous. Soap, alum, carbonate ot magnesia, and smelling salts (ammonia) are used tor the same pur pose. ' ' . I do not apfrovs: of shades tn paiulin(." said Queen Efixabelh to Daniel Myers, "you I muat strike off my likenem without shadows." N. B; Her Majesty, when slie apoke thus, I ' J I II V waa near sixty, ana uie -wiauowe w humanely called them, were wrinkles big I aneuph to have rolled laden rneeae in. TETE-A-TETE or THE MILKMAIDS. - BY "ANGELINA ABIGAIL.' Becky, see the sunset glowirg, ' O'er the fields a huliance throwiticj ' Golden) pure, and steady. O, its beams illutiie tny spirit I (That's our cow-bell I don't you hear it 1 Get the milkpails ready !) Yes, dear Sally, look aud listen ! Now the dew begins to glisten y- Hark! the night bird's sonnet t What a balmy breeze is blowing ', (Head the brindled cow she'sgoing t Run I'll hold your bonnet t) Becky, does the twilight hour, By its bland aud soothing power, With sweet musings fill you 1 Peace hangs round us, like a mantle (Sob, now, Sitkey, come be gentle 1 ' , Stop that kicking, will you 1 Earth with music is o'erfiowing, , (There, the hungry calves are lowing f How these tins do rattle!) But I fain would wander, Sallyj Ta some green nnd quiet valley,' Minus horneJ cattle. Becky, life's a fleeting hour! -., Joy brings grief, and cream will Sbtifj Yet 't is vain complaining; Mot tals now get milk ami honey Only by hard work or money ! (Set the pans for straining !) Yine Lodge, Illinois. Devil Fish. The Georgetown OtWrtvr of! Wednesday says : These strange aquatic ani mals made their appearance near the en trance nf onr harbor, nnd near the light house on Wednesday, anil on Saturday our old sportsman, Col. Charles Hoggins, with the as sistance of B.H.Wilson und Frederick W" Ford, succeeded, we understand, in taking one of thi'm. The dimensions of the one ta- ( ken nre as follows: 18 feet 0 inches in width, nud 13 1-3 feet in length, and 4 i-i feel through, with a month 4 1-2 feet wide. The taking has been described to us as rare sport , the fish having put all locomotives in the shade as to speed. There was a school of two hundred or more". A few evenings since, says a Washing' ton correspondent of the Baltimore Sun, at a social party, a young g'entlemau selected (if ' his partner in the dance a young lady whom he" had never seen before. The wait went merrily round, admiration increased and be fore the parties resumed their seats, the qtiffi f tion was popped, the offer accepted by thii fair one, and it was determined that On the conclusion of the entertainment, the' ena moored pair should proceed, to the house of ' a clergyman ond lie united in thebonds of wedlock. On withdrawing from the scene however, the plan was frustrated by the .want of a license which could not be there obtain ed, aud one or two little ff ceteras. It was de ferred until the next cveuing, when the fris-' ful pair, attended by happy friends, present ed themselves at the altar anil were married' Well might tho bride exclaim immediately ' after, "well, who would have thought this tim lust fiTMing, that at this hour J should bet married lady' Prosperity attend them. .Marriage is like A cost of di.-e ! Happy, imteed, hi lot . .. Who gets a g od wife, ore of morale pnje', Ami withul easy temper, but alight oh A gadding, g ssi.iiii.', rxc!tlvc jade. And heaven deliver Ihee ! In consequence of the low prices of grain and cotton, the farmers of Texas are turning their attention to the raising of ,aheep. It is est i united that more ifian 30000 sheep havo been taken fnto Texas this year. The New York Sun says that soroe thre years since, a iu;:1o gentleman took, a fancy to a married lady wilh whom he had a slight acquaintance,, and told her he should never marry until Iter husband died, and then he should come for tier,, asking her if she would have him. In a joking way sfie gave him her hand, and said she would. About a week since, the gentleman hearing, through a fafsrf renirt, that the husband was dead, presented, himself after nn absence of three years,' and to the surprise of the no yet a, wide,' f e' minded her of her promise, and demanded the fulfilment. In her confusion sho confirm ed the impression that her husband was really dead, espeeiallly as sho was dressed in mourning, and she could only stammer out, "please cull to-morrow and all will Bi'e r5fct!' Away went the impatient would be bride, groom, and the next day he came again, punctual to trie hour appointed--vhen the lady, who had never supposed the thiiigmore than a joke, introduced him to her live hus baud. The reader may fancy the rest. Thb Potato Rot. The GerrmtrrtOwn, Pa., Telegraph says tiat 'r- John Goqd, of Ihet borough, upon examining, recently, a potato vine that had prematurely died found it to have been destroyed by a worm penetrating the heait of the viue, and eating out it vitsl ity for nearly twelve inchea down nearly to the potato itself, and one inch beneath the surface of the ground, where tn'e worm died. Oilier vines arsflected in the same way and the opinion is expressed, that this is the real cause, not only ol the blight kl the pota to, but of ihe rot itself. Tn Cholera. Advioes from St. feterav burg say that that the Cholera waa begiuaiag to diminish iu that eky, On the 14th tbertf remained ),79t patients under caret the same day there were 525 new cases, Zii re coveries, and 313 deaths.