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Commanding, that on the morning of the 13th tnst., in obedience to bis orders. I pio ceeded, with my command, composed of Captain Hatle's company 1 4th Infantry, Bcomi any of the i2th Infantry, commanded by Lieut Wyche, and Captain FairchiM's company of Louisiana Ran Rers, in all seven officers and two hundred and one rank and file. The train was composed of two ambulances, each drawn by four good hor-es, fit lor the service in which they were employed, and nine wagons drawn by half broken down but still unbroken Mexican mules, with which it woUd have been difficult for me to have fulfilled my orders even if there had been no enemy to contend with. The commanding officer was not mounted and was under the mortifying necessity of dismounting a dragoon and taking a horse when circumstance!, were such that he could not possibly perforin his duty on foot. Such was the command with which my orders required mo to traverse a country and pass a bridge and fortifica tion which no less than eight hundred men, sup ported by artillery, had heretofore attempted. I had not proceeded four miles from Campt when it became necessary to throw out a part of my provi sions ; and it was then only with the aid of my infantry, and the extraordinary exertions of the active and efficient wagon master (Mr. Boole v) vho accompanied the train that the wagons could be fjreed up the hills. I reached Santa Fe and encamped for the night. The next morning 1 pursued the march, the enemy appearing on the flank, but evidently with no intention of attacking us. A few shots were exchanged Ivtween them and (-apt. Fairchild's company, who left the road to give chase. I arrived at Jueuto del Uio about "nine o'clock at nitiht and encamped. Here I judged myself to be within six miles of Maj. Lally s camp. The next morning I directed Capt. Fair child to detach an officer. (Lieutenant Henderson) and thirteen men with orders to proceed to Major Lally 's campt, and report my advance, provided he could prudently do so, and the distance did not exceed six miles, but by no means to ;o beyond that distance, but to return and report the condi tion of the road to me. This command was ac companied by Dr. Cooper of the Army and two of the Georgia volunteers. I regret to inform you thai I have not since heard of this detachment. and I am ignorant of its fate. I pursued the march until about ten o'clock with difficulty getting the mules along, and at Pass La Beja, whilst the train was on the bridge, and the troops were getting water, the enemy appeared in force, in front on Ihe hill and commenced a fire upon us ; some shota were also fired from the rear. After the ne cessary preparations were made, I detached Capt. Haile with his compaoy through the chaparal to gain the flank, and if possible their rear. This service was promptly and gallantly performed whilst the command was ascending the hill He gave them a fire which put them to immediate H'ght. I ordered Lt. Morrelle, of Capt. Fairchild's company, with twenty men mounted to hd the horses neat the oridge until the train had asuended the hill. The rear, however, was not attacked at this place. We continued our march, dispersing "e enemy before us. until dark : when. tkl oln Was Passing a bridge within three miles of j ." i,aional, the enemy opened his fire from "e hills withi,, two hundred yards of the com mand, the balls generally ranging too high ; the 1 iAVID F0LTOU, Editob. VOL. 4 NO. 1. fire was so prompt y returned that they were eoop driven from their position, and, I think, with con siderable loss. Here, as I had Drcvion!v intendd. I . 1 ., ' .... - ' i uiucieu me troops to encamp. J lie wagons were placed in a safe position, the white covers taken off, the horses placed under shelter, and every thing disposed for a quiet night's rest, which my men so much required. At three o'clock next mo -ning I hed the men under arms, and detached Lt. Wche with a part of his company through the chaparal, to gain a position on the hill side to be read when the enemy should advance to the attack. Just at daybrakc they appeared on the hill with drum beating and firing into our camp. I did not return the fire, hut ordered Capt Haile with his company to pass up the hill to the left of the road and sain their flank. They continued their music for about twenty minu;es, when Capt. Haile suddenly fired upon them and was after them wiih (he bayonet, much to the amusement of our troops, who could see them f-om the opposite side of the bridge. Lt Wyche had gained his posi tion and was laying in watt, hut I hey did not ap proach sufficiently near. I held the hill with my j Infantry until the train was ready to move. I was now within about three miles ot 1 uento iNacional. The enemy had attacked us three times in force, and was always routed, without the loss, on our part of a man. The only lot;s sustained was one horse wounded and three muskets rendered unser viceable by musket balls. It was reported to me this morning by the wagon master that one of the mule teams could proceed no further; I was com pelled in consequence to destroy my tents and ; leave one wagon. I he other mules I had no j hope of getting much beyond Puento iVacional, ; and had determined that if I did not find Major Lally near there, to destroy all the wagons and properly, and with four days' provisions in the I haversacks, and the mail and ammunition, and j some light ha-jfiage in the ambulances, to join him by forced marches. Every thins being in readi j ness I commenced the march about half-past tiine in the morning. Before this time I was fully sat isfied that the enemy occupied Puento Nacioual in force. The tracks of unshod horses in the road left lin f.lniiht nf that Tr nnlnrc wore rirwitive no discreiion was allowed me and according to my ideas of military service, I f. It bound to pro ceed in the execution of the order, until it was proved without the possibility of a doubt that it could not be carried out. My force was too smal! to detach any part of it to endeavor to turn th position. The Mexicans were appearing on mv flank and threatening my rear. The reconnoitre was useless nothing could be seen. I therefore determined to draw the enemy's fire from the forts and heights, and thus discover his strength and position. I accordingly made my dispositions so as to sacrifice the hast possible number of my troops. With lliirty picked men under the com mand of Lieut. Cheney, 14th Infantry, extended to six paces. I descended towards the bridge. This deticbmect was ordered to keep at least one hun dred yards in front of the mounted men. Alter the mounted men, with some interval, marched Lieut. Wyche's company; next came the train, followed by Capt. Haile's company, who was ordered to close on and protect it, in case it should be char ged. The rear guard, commanded by Lt. Mairclle, of can. Fairchild's romp, followed after cap Haile's company. I halted the qpmmaud on the slope of the hill, continuing to advance myself, with Lieut. Cheney's command, hoping to draw ihe enemy's fire, without further exposing my troops. All was, however, still nothing could be seen. I directed the ndvarfre to move upon the bridge--ordered up the main body and took my position in person near the bridge, where I could direct the advance or or der a retreat, as the one might prove practicable or the other necessary. The rear of the command bad scarcely got in motion when the enemy open ed their fire from the forts and heights with mus kets, escopets, and artillery, and showed them selves in such numbers and po.-ition. that 1 per ceived at on ci that in passing the bridge they must necessarily indie upon me such a loss in killed and wounded that it would be impracticable for me to advance or retire. I therefore d rceted the lire to be returned and the retreat commenced ; and with drew my troops from under the fire of this "strong place will the loss of only four men killed and one man and two horses wounded. One of the ambulances was quickly turned and gained the top of the hill ; ihe other, in the act of turning, had one of its horses killed, and could not be brought off. The mules were of course more unmanagea ble than ever, and as soon as the enemy perceived that we were retiring they concentrated their whole fire upon the train. Half the mules were almost instantly shot down and the teamsters com pelled to abandon their wagons. The enemy now displayed a strong force outside the fort, and was moving to gain our n ar. I now moved oil' my command, which had been halted at the top of the hill, just beyond the effective range of the enemy's guns, and abandoned the train, which I could not possibly have brought off, nearly all the mules hav ing been either killed or wounded ; and to have blown up the ammunition or saved anything from the wagons would have been to sacrifice men, which it was now evident I had not to spare, and would have been compelled to leave my wounded, as I had not the means of transporting them. All the property, as well as the personal baggage of the officers, was lost, and some despatches which I ordered Capt. Haile to keep in his trunk as the safest place, were also lost. The mail in tended for the army was, however, saved, and the only wounded man brought from the field. The enemy's force occupying the forts 1 could not estimate with any degree of accura cy ; it was certainly several times my own, and there was also a considerable force out side. Nothing was left now for me to do but to force my way through the enemy in the rear and jeturn by rapid marches to this place. The enemy appeared on every side du ring the day, and 1 was compelled to proceed with thp (irealest caution, always holding one hill until my infantry gained possession of the next in front, by a fatiguing march through the chaparral. This laborous duty fell prin cipally upon Capt. Haile. continued my march at night, but after dark I met with no further opposition from the enemy, and arriv ed the next morning at Santa Fe. The next day I arrived and encamped at this place. In conclusion, I must he permitted to speak of the officers who so ably sustained me on this trying march: Capt. Haile, of the 14th Infantry, I had frequently to detach on labo rious and dangerous service, and it was uni versally performed in a manner that called forth my warmest admiration. Lieut. W yche, l2lh Infantry, though sick, was with his com pany, and rendered important service. Lieut. Cheney, 14th infantry, who commanded the advance on the I Gib, I was compelled to place in a most dangerous position at the bridge, & his coolness and bravery were conspicuous. To Lieut. Morrelle, of Capt. Fairchil ! company, and the twenty brave volunteer? who composed his command, my thanks are a'so particularly due. I had assigned him the duty of holding heights and protecting the rear. He selected his positions with judg ment, and I frequently saw from the front his men charging and tiling upon the guerrillas who were annoying the rear Mr. Hayes,-of New Orleans, accompanied the command as an amateur, and was always a volunteer whenever dangerous or difficult service was to be performed. I am, sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, J. M. WELLS, Capt. 12th Infantry, Com'd'g. Detachment. Lieut. Arthur, A. A. Adjutant General;, Vera Cruz. -EouaZ Division. " Let me urge you, my son," said a pious western farmer, " to give your heart to the Lord, and the turnips to un cle Joshua." OOD, WILMINGTON, THE GEORGIA CENTAL R. How AbsClem Nippers cum to leave the Settlement. TT MAJOR JOS. JONES. Absolem Nippers was a widower, and one of the perticklerest men perhaps that ever liv-' ed, though some of the people sed that when his wife was alive he used lo dress as com mon as a field -hand, and didn't nse to lake no pains with bjmsell at all. In his own eeTtle ment he had a monstrous had name, pcrtick elerlv among the wimmin, who used to say that he didn't allow his wife more'n one dress a year, and as for a new shawl or I onet, the poor woman didn't know nothin about sich things. Everybody noticed how he spruced up about six w eeks after Mrs. Nippers died, and how he went to church regrlar every Sun day, but they didn't have no confidence in his religion, and used to say that he only went to show his new suit of mournin, and to ogle the galls. Old Mrs. Rogers "hated him like pisen, and said she didn't wonder that his pore wife died broken hearted ; arid as lor his pretendin to be sorry about it, that was all sham, for site could, see plain enuff at the fu neral that he had one eye in the grave and. the other on the galls that was thar, try in to pick out one of 'em for a wife. With sich a character among the wimmin, it aint to be supposed that he stood any sort of a chance of gcttin another Mrs. Nippers near home, and whether he was as bad tn his fust wife as they sed he was or not, one thing was certain he had to look abroad for some one to fill her place. Mr. Nippers was very lucky in findin a' gall jest to his mind, what lived about ten mii.es from his plantation. Nancy Parker was rich, and though she wasn't very young nor yery hanrlsom, she belonged to Mr. Nipper's chuch, and filled his eye exactly ; so he sot to'cotntin her with all his might. t Ten miles was a good long ride, and as .he was a very economical man, he used to ride over to old Mrs. Parker's plantation every Sunday mornin, go to church with the family, take dinner with 'em, and ride home ih the :ol of the evenin. In that way he managed dll loo birds with one slone, that is, to ad vance the prospects of his happiness on this earth and in the world to come, at the same time, without losin any of his week-day time. A ride of ten miles, on a hot Sunday mor nin, over a dusty road, is very apt to soil a gentleman's dry-goods, as well as make him' and his horse very tired. Mr. Nippers didn't mind the fatigue so much as his horse, but in a matter sich as he had in hand, it was very important that he should make as good an ap pearance as possible, so he adopted a plan by which he was able to present himself before the object of his affections in applepy order, with his now Sunday cole as clean, and his bloomin ruffle as fresh and neat, as if they" had jest cum out of a bandbox. This was a happy expedient, and one w hat nobody but a widower-lover would ever dreamed of. He used to start from home with his new coat and a clean shirt tied up in a pocket hanker chief, and after ridin within about a quarter of a mile of Mrs. Parker's plantation, he would turn off into a thicket of chenkapin bushes, whar nobody couldn't sec him, and thar make his rural toilet. One bright Sue lay mornin, fr. Nippers had arriv at his dressing ground. It was an impor tant occasion. Everything was promisin, and he had made up his mind to pop the question that very day. Ther was no doubt in his mind that he would return home a engaged man, and he was reck on in over to himself the value of Miss Nancy's plantation and niggers, while he was settiu on his horse makin his accustomed change of dress. lie had drapped the rains on his horse's neck, what was browsin about, making up for the last night's scanty feed from the bushes in his reach, and kickin and stompin at sich flies as was feed in on him in turn. " I'll fix the business this time,' sesMr. Nip pers to himself. " I'll bring things to the pint before I go home this night," ses he, as he nntyde t lie hankerchief with his clean clothes and spread them out on the saddle bow. " Who, Ball!" ses he" I've only jest got to say the word, and who," ses he to his horse what was kickin and reachin about. " Who ! you cursed fool you and the bisness is settled jest as slick as fallin off a log." He was draw-in his shirt over his hea l, when Ball giv a sudden spring what liked' to made hiin losse his ballance. "Who!" ses he but before he could git his arms out of the sleeves Ball was wheelin and kickin like rath at something that seemed to trouble him from beh:nd. Down went the clean clothes on the ground. " Blast your infernal picter, who, now !" ses Mr. Nippers, grabbin at the rains. But before he could git hold of 'em Ball was off like a streak of lightnin with a whole swarm of yeller jackets round his, tail. Mr. Nippers grabbed hold of the main and ried his best to stop his horse, but it was all no use. Away went the infuriated Ball, and takin the road he was used to travellin, anoth er moment brung him to the house. The gate was open, and in dashed the horse with the almost naked Nippershangin to his neck, hol ierin "stop him! kech him! hornets !" as loud as he could scream. Out cum the dogs and after the horse they went, round ami round the house, scatterin the ducks and chickens, and tarritying the little niggeis out of ther senses the noise brung the wimmin to the door. "Don't look, Miss Nancy! Hornets! kech him !" shouted Nippers with what breth he had left, as he went dash in out of the gate again with the doxs still alter him, and his horse's tail switchin ahoat in every direction like a young hurrycane. Miss Nancy got but one glimpse of her for lorn lover, and before she could git her apron to her eves she fainted at the awful sight, w hile his fast recedin voice cryin "hornest ! stop him! hornets! hornets!" still rung in her ears. She never seed her devoted Nippers agin. The Settlement was too full of hornets for him after that. What becum of him no body knows, but it's generally believed that he tur ned into a Centaur and is gwine to this day, h llerin "hornets ! hornets !" From trie N. V. Spirit of t lie Times. TAKING IN A NATIVE. A FISH STORY. A ludicrous scene occurred the other day in Anthony street, near where the new theatre is in course of construction, which, if a brief de scription may convey an adequate impression of it, is well worth telling. One of the laborers growing thirsty under the influence of a hot sun, went hastily over to the nearest hydrant for a drink, and clap ping his capacious month to the spout, imbi bed the Croton just as it came, in the most forcible and plenteous manner imaginable. Hardly had poor Paddy, however, tasted the gushing flood that, distended his cheeks, when he started bolt upright, and, with a lock of agonized horror, commenced a series of pan tomimic contortions which were absolutely painful to witness. 'O w ow ugh !' he groaned convulsively at the same time clawing at his throat in a frenzied manner, while he spirted the water OUR OOUITTR'y, AMD LIBERTY. N. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1847. forth again with the energy of a wounded whale; then suddenly recovering the use of his speech he shouted Och, murther, hut he's gone ; it's all over wid me now V 1 What's gone !' exclaimed the crowd that had gathered around him. ' What's gone?' 4 I've swallowed him ! Oh, howly SSL Pat rick ! I've swallowed him !' And what the deuce is't ye've swallow ed r A snake ! A mnrthering snake ! oh, how ly St. Patrick protect me ! ' Sure, then, ye've made a savin' o' yer din ner !' said a fellow laborer, more alive to fun than sympathy ; while a shout of mingled laughter and incredulity followed, in which even the poor sufferer could hurdly refrain from joining. ' But was it alive, man V inquired a sym pathetic individual when ihe confusion subsi ded. ' Alive, did ye say ! Be the blessed pow ers, ye don't think that I'd be after aling him dead ? Alive as it is! and didn't he jump down my throat in spite o' my teeth V Then clapping his hands to his stomach, he exclaim ed, Och, hone, he's squirming now ! Oh, .howly St. Patrick ! O, why didn't ye do yer work intirely,and kill the snakes in this mur thering country, too? Help! he'll bite the inside of me! Oh, howly Moses ! Help !, murther! fire!' and poor Pat, distracted by fear, cut more capers than a Canianche at a war dance. ' Tut, tut ! Be quiet, man !' returned anoth er, 4 how do you know it was a snake V 'How does I know, is it? Didn't 1 fale him wiggling his tale? Oh, howly St. Pat rick, deliver me !' A benevolent lookino- gentleman here swg crested that it might possibly be a fish, or per haps an eel ; and lemarked that there ought to he a filter attached to every hydrant in the city, as the water is full of all sorts of animal--cula etc, 4 It's an ail!' shouted a hodman, catching at the idea. ' Mike, it's an ail ! Run for-a phalter, and ye'll catch the rascal prisintly.' ' A filter ! a filter !' was the general cry, 4 Run, .Mike, for a filter !' Without pausing to inquire into the feasibility of using the ar ticle in question for the purpose desired, the poor distracted son of Erin started with the speed of a race horse fur the office in Broad way, where the figure of Hebe standing in the window, 4 pours lit r never ceasing fount.' A 'what d'ye call 'em !' cried he, rushing frantically into the establishment. 4 A snake catcher, for the love of ! A snake catcher! Oh. howly St. Patrick !' he continued, snatching up one and applying it energetically to his lips. 4 Come out w id ye, ye thief o' the world !' My good fellow,' said the astonished kniuht of Diaphragms, 4 what's the matter with you ?' 4 Matt her, is it ! Isn't every thing the niat- ther f a snake is the motther ! 1 ve got an 1 ail in my belly ! och, hulliboo ! hulliboo ! 4 An eel ! How came an eel in vour stom ach ?' 4 And didn't the varmint jump inlo my mouth, without saving 'by yer leave?' ' said the bewildered sufiWer, endeavoring to screw the niter on his lips. 4 But, my man, that w on't do any good now. It should have been attached to the hydrant, and then you miyht have drank with perfect safety.' 4 And won't it catch him now ?' asked Mike, in a piteous tone, turning aghast as he dropped the instrument in despair. 4 Of course not how should it?' 4 Och, murther ! what will become of me !' exclaimed Mike, with an agony truly painful to behold. 4 Get u sockdolager fish-kook ?' shouted a wag from th crowd. 4 Ron for the doctor,' said another, 'and get a stomach pump.' This suggestion was instantly followed, and he started for a dr ig store near by. The apothecary, however, applied an emetic, in stead of the pump, and the poor fellow, after violent retching, ejected a lively black eel, a bout six inches long. 40h, howly St. Patrick !' he exclaimed, experiencing immediate relief. 4 Why didn't you make clane work ov it, and kill the ails as well shure, and they are first cousin to the w icked sarpints. Divil a drop of water will liver drink again in this blessed country, without a snake-catcher in my month. And, with sundry other resolutions which, would have shocked the ears of a temperate man, poor Mike, pale and trembling with ex haustion, returned to his work. HIGH PRICES. We have recently had some rather uncom fortable specimens of the high prices of food, but I apprehend these prices are nothing to what some of our forefathers experienced when their only currency was continental mo ney, or Government script. The following extracts from the journal of the Rev. Thomas Smith, of Falmouth, (now Portland) will give a specimen of the prices of food as they ranged in 17J9 : " April i There is a grievous cry for bread in all the seaport towns, and there is but little meat and no fish. " April 7 Indian meal is sold at thirty dol lars a bushel. "April 27 I hear that wood is fifty-two dollars a cord in Boston, and flour 50 per hundred, i. e ,a barrel is more than my whole salary. " May 3 Corn is now sold at thirty-five dollars a bushel, and coffee at three dollars a pound. " June 1 -Molasses is raised to sixteen dol lars, co flee four, sugar three. " June 10 A man asked seventy-four dol lars for a bushel of wheat meal. "June 11 Green peas sold at Boston at twenty dollars a peck ; lamb twenty-two dol lars a quarter. Board sixty dollars a week. "June 17 We bought three pounds of halibut for a dollar. Probably this was a real silver dollar. " Aug. 19 We bought a pound of tea for nineteen dollars." To this reminiscence of our corresponden : we might add, that at the time to which he has referred, the people of some neighborhoods were greatly distressed for want of breadstuff's. The write of John Adams, in one, of her let ters to her husband written in 177.9, says: " The universal cry for bread, to the human heart is painful bcyJnl descript on, and tie great price demanded and given for it verifies that pathetic passage of Sacred writ, ' All that man hath will he give for his lffe.' Corn is sold At four dollars, hard money, for a bushel. This, at the rate of exchange then, was equal to eighty dollars in continental money. 1 carcely know the looks or taste of biscuit or flour for these four months; yet thousands have been much worse off, having no grain of any sort." A braggadocio said -that he m with twoj great enemies at one time, ana ne lossea one so high in the air that if he had had a baker's basket full of bread he would have starved in the fall; and the other he struck so deep m the earth, that he left nothing to be seen but his hand and one arm, to "ul! his hat off to thank hiin. onvnut 1 LOOKING FOR A PLACE. 4 Well, Johnny, hive you succeeded to-day, my son ?' Nothing good to day, mother ; I have been all over town almost, and no one would take me. The book stores, and dry goods stores, and groceries have plenty of boys already but 1 ihink if you had been w ith me, I should have stood a belter chance. 4 Oh, you look so thin and pale, jnotber, somebody would have felt sorry, and so taken me, but nobody knew me, and nobody saw you.' A tear stole down the cheek of the little boy as he spoke, for'be was almost discour aged ; and w hen the mother saw the tear, not a few ran down her's also. It was a cold, bleak night, and Johnny had been out all day looking for 4 a place.1 He had persevered, although constantly refused, until it was quite dark, am. then gave up, thinking his mother must be tired wa :ing for him. His mother was a widow, and a very poor one. She had maintained herself by needle work till a severe spell of sick ness had confin ed her to her bed, and she was unable to do more. - 101a net iuu son 10 sit down y t. fire , wh,le shr Pupated bis supper. Ilieli She told her little son to sit down by the le and the supper were very scanty, but Jobnnv knew they were the best she could provide, and he felt that he would rather share such a fire and such a supper with such a mother than sit at the best lilbd table with anybody else, who dd not love l.im as she did, and whom he did not love as he did her. After a few moments of silence, the boy looked up into bis toother's face with more than usual seriousness 4 Mother,' said he, 4 do yon think it would be wrong to ask my new Sunday school teach er about it on a Sabbath ?' ' No, my son, not if you have no other op- poriunny anu l ttnnk he would be a very suitable person too; at least 1 should think, that he would be interested in getting you a good place.' ' Well, to-morrow is Sunday, and when the class breaks up 1 believe 1 will ask him.' After reading a portion cf God's holy word, the mother and her iiille boy kneeled dow n tooeiher in their loneliness, and paryed the Loid most earnestly to take care of them. They were very poor, but they knew that God cared Icr the poor. 1 lo y knew also that God would do w hat was best for them. Ob, it's a sweet tbino to the soul, to he able lo say sin cerely, 'Thy will be done.' '1 feel happier now,' said John, 'I was so tired when I.came in that I felt quite cross, I know I did did I look so, mother ?' The mother's heart was full, and she gave her boy one long, affectionate kiss, w hich was sweeter to him than many words. Next morninor was the Sabbath, John's breakfast was more scanty than ever, but he said not a word about that, fcr he saw that his mother ate very little of it. But one or two sticks of wood were left outside the door w hore it was kept and be knew that both fnod and fire might all be gene before night. They had no money to buy any with for sev- oral days. The Sabbath school bell rang. The sun was shining bright and clear, but the air was exceedingly cold. The child had no overcoat and was still wearing a part of his summer clothing. He was in his seat just as his su perintendent and teacher ( n'errd. Who is that little pale faced boy in your class,' asked the superintendent of the teen er. 'His name is Jones, be lives on Slone St., and I must visit him this very week He is very regular and a well behaved boy.' ' I should like lo know more about him, and I will see him aftei school.' The superintendent did. not forget him, and w hen tin; classes broke up seeing him linger behind the oilier scholars, went up and took him by the hand kindly. 4 You have been here to school several Sab baths, have you not my boy ?' said bo. 4 Yes, sir, I came just a month ago, to-day.' 4 Had you ever been to school before that time?' 4 Yes, sir, before mother was taken sick, I used to goto street school, hut that wasa great way oil', and when mother got better and you opened this uew school she advised me lo come here, as is it so much nearer. 4 Well, did I not see yon yesterday looking for a place on Water street?' 4 1 was down there, sir, looking for a place.' 4 Why did you r.ot take that place w hich the gentlemen had for you, in the large groce ry store ?' 4 Do you mean the store where the great cop per worm stood on the side-walk ?' 4 Yes.' ' Ah, sir, I didn't know they sold rum there when I first went in, and when I saw what kind of a store it was, 1 was afraid.' 4 Have you a father ?' 4 No, sir, father is dead;' said the little boy, banning down bis head.1 ' What did your father do my son what was his business ?' Sir, he once kept a large store like that,' and the child shuddered when he answered. 4 Why did nol you keep the piece of gold money that you found on the floor as you was coining into the sto?' ' Because it was not. mine, and I thought that the gentleman would find liieowner soon er than I should.' 4 He did my boy it was my money. Did you not get a place yesterday?' 4 No, sir, all thp places were full, and no body knew me.' 4 Well, my boy, you may po now and tell your mother that you bave a place. Come to me very early in ihe morning your teacher will tell you where I live.' Johnny went hon ? with his heart and his eyes so full that becould hardly see the streets or anything else as he went along. He knew that it would cheer his dear mothervery much and so it did. His superintendent procured a L good (Place for him, and they were made com tortable and nappy. Surely this story carries ils own moral "IN STATU QUO." Jtn Jdmirable Joke. A New York paper tells the following story of a troublesome j newsmonger, whose only delight appears to be to gather up every thing he can catch in the way of news, and start off to retail it about the streets and public houses : The 4 late despatches from the army ' were announced on Sunday, and true to his work, M "entered one of his favcrite haunts yes terday morning, with his customary intenoga tory. He was met by a wag near the door. 4 Any news?' inquired M. Not much.' What is it V 4 From t he seat of war.1 4 Where's the army ?' Oh, tn Stmtti Quo The dtvil it is?' 4 Yes' 4 How long has it been there V 4 Since ihe 27ih.' 'Thunder!' exclaimed M ; and away he rushed down State street, with the intelli gence. M : met a friend on the corner of "he street, to whom he imparted the ittloriua - T TERMS: 92 50 in advance. I WHOLE NO. 157. L tion 4 thai our army had reached Statu QutS family with all the necessaries of life. We' whereupon the stranger opened his eye, and ; make no complaint of this, ant reettQ it able advised him to call on S . He did so. and y to correct a misconception which has gen long before early 'change hour, it was pretty j rfaHy obtained, that people of the press are well known that 'our army was in statu quo! the recipients of lar?e favors, for whieh they Our witty friend was congratulating him- j make no return. Buffalo Express. self on having circulated this delectable piece ! " - , fA A nf information long - before any other journal rHL DIGNITY AND PLEA SL RES OF-A had the news,' and was. boasting of the fact to ' RICULTURE. a friend, who asked him if he knew whprei There is.a moral dignity in the butpuif of -fwiiuqno wasocwa. wen, fn aten i : know what department of Mexico it was sit piated in, but he h; d the news rioht from the offic . and it must be so. 4 You're a thundering fool,' said the neigh bor. 4 Why ?' 4W7y? Don't yon know that in 4 statu quo' means in tks same state m cahdifym,ud that it is a very common Latin phrase ? M cr 1 - ... .. . quo THE LITTLE GIRL WHO WAS GENE ROUS. A little girl was once walking with her fath er, and they were talking logethcr. They were talking about being generoux. The fath er told the litlle girl that it meant ' to give to others what would do them good even if we had to eo without ourselves." He also told her that generous people were happy: i7 a e was r'2 ' nnd 1 ,earn if he !ives t0 rni,!(J,e a- But. while at the last accounts he was poring over Dis- j laboring people usually attain greater longevi tumell s Map of Mexico endeavoring, most Uy than men of leisure," their exercise mat be' assiduously, to discover the location ol 4 Statu considered as conducive lo health, and fienc because nobody could deny himself anything,! furrows, the progress of vegetation and the in order to give it to another, without feeling j ample harvest are in his mind, as the reflec happy; so that no one ever lost anything by tion that the day has been devoted to useful being generous, because Cod would make him i ness, prepares him for peaceful rest Then1 ! nnri,- , - . ' . . i --. . IT., fli.it. t . ' - . . 1 1 I . i- ,4 llin.,, . . . ,. r.. .1 I - J . . . ' . 1 ' . n'ii 11 I ili;nu r. 111: linn ii-lr,i nil 11 I she believed ibis. She said. 44 Yes, father." In the course of their walk they went into a bookstore. The little giil said, " Father, I j want one of these new books very mucli." So do f." said the father : but I cannot af- ford to buv each of us one. Biit here is some i..ujie , i u l o uu mi i ik um as vuu locasc : -' , , .- , 3 . v t .,' you may buv a hook, and give it to vour lata- V, J . i er, and go without yourself,-or you may buv ,.. , , ... . r,- -,; one yonrseli and 1 wi go without. Do lust , , r,., ,.7. , , , 11 as you p ease. Ine little eirl hung her bead1 . 1 , t r, .7 , k , , and looked at the new books; but then she thought of w hat her father bad said about be ing eenerotts, and she had faith in his words. I Shcquicklv said, " I will go w ithout and fath er snail nave t lie therefore bought. book. 'Plie book was n nil ine phi 11 ip 1 i.imiv . 1.1 t 1. 1 , i i 1 i i- i l r .1 l i n.... .............. -v-'--"ir''r,r.. Ihnir 1'iitiramoiit it, Iam inj. ..Inlrt. n ...1 cause she had been generous The booksel iV,.iu . 1 1 V. I ill., I unil , V.U iuiliv.i. kiiii ler, however, overheard the conversation, and j DFFP PLOUGHING was so much pleased at the, faitli and the gen- j ' " ' erosity of the little girl, that he gave tier a ve- j AX e must not bc reused of an attempt trf rv beautiful hook 1 l)UI1' w'ien we sa' that careful, thorough, and This was having faith in her father. But ! de(T cultivation, is at the root of all good agri this is not the kind spoken of in the Bible. 1 cultore: however skilfully and philosophicafl For a child might believe a father, and have a I "' we may carry on our saving and apphca slrong faith in him, and yet be, towards Cod, j tlon ot manures; however well we may select a very wicked child " ' ,,r fs('e'"' anl choose our seed time, without Mr. Cecil gives us abeautiful account of the j dlcP liillge we can h' nn meas receive the manner in which he taught his little .laughter i maximum result. Drained land deeply stirred what is meant by faith.' " She was playing i and thoroughly pulverized, becomes a kind of once with n few "bonds, which seemed to de-i regulator oi the weather for itself: it. is n'ot (light her wonderfully Her whole soul w as nbenrhed in her beads I id " 4 My dear, you have some pretty beads j 'facto of heat and is therefore not easily ovef there .' " Mfia,ed ; but on the other hand it is not soon! " 4 Yes, papa.' cooled, and so keeps up an equal temperature' " ' And you seem to be vastly pleased with b' niKnl anj by day, in cloud and in suhshinfe' them.' I m ,ne highest degree favorable to hCalfhy " ' Yes, papa ' development of plants. " ' Well, now throw them behind the fire.' I tn f;l"ns n the Lothians of Scotland, where' " The tears started in her eves. She locked j thirty or thirty-five bushels of turnips per im earnestly at me. as though she ought to have 1 I)er,al a(TP are lookeJ "loa as very ordinary a reason for such a cruel sacrifice. J crops of that root, we found eight, nine and " ' Well, my 'dear, do as you please; but ! ,pn inches, and even more, to be the average you know I never told you to do anything I ,!c,,,h of the winter furrow; and these depths which I did not think would be good for you.' I were accomplished with perfect ease with, one1 " She looked at me a few moments longer, P:ur of compact, moderate sized horses iti each and then summoning up all her fortitude her j Pjouj?h. On one faim, where the soil was of breast heaving with the effort she dashed I ,he most tenacious clay, we carefully noted thom into the Cup the amount of work, and found it to amount Well' said T- 'there let them lie: von shall hear mote about them another time; but ! sav no more about them now Some days after, I bought her a box full of larger beads, and toys of the same kind. amount ot wort lor eacn pair ol horses, at When I returned home." I opened the treasure, ! ten ,nches deeP- to be ratl'er more than an inl and set it before her ; she burst into tears of : P(nal acre Pcr iay, headlands included. The ecstaev. ' Those, my child,' said I, 'are yours. : n,Ke-s in hot afout two hundred because you believed me when I told you it ! und bfty yards in length. Farmers' Herald. would he better for vou to throw those two o: i " ... ,i I. , i i"i i .i r, -- ,i . i From S be Ohio CuHirnlerr. tu roe paltry hea ls behind the fire. Now, that j has brnnirlif von this treasure But now. mv ! HOW IO COWlk GBLKiN. dear, remember as long as vou live, w hat faith : o j - . ' i is. You threw your heads away when I bid you, because you had taith in me, that 1 nev er adv: ised vou but for vour good. Put the :onhdence in God. Believe everything 1 same confidence in God. nelieve everything he says in his Word. Whether you under stand it or not, have faith in him that he means your good.' " This, too, was faith in a father, but the lit tle girl might have had it, even if she had been a heathen child. It was not the faith requi red in the Bible, because it was not faith in God himself. 1 will now tell you what is faith in the care of God. A la ly and her husband were stand ing on the deck of a ship during an awful storm. The winds howled, and the ship was tossed like a feather over the great waves. The lady had to hold on with both bands to keep frem falling. She was very much fright ened, and asked her husband if he was not a fraiil Hf cniil iivtiiin:r but in n moment af- tcr he held a naked sword with its point close i to her breast, and asked her : " Are vou not afraid ?" " No !, " Why not ? Do vou not see this within an inch of your heart ?" " Yes, but 1 am not afraid, for it is my hus band who holds it !" ' Yes,'" said he, "arid it is mv Heavenly Father who holds this storm in his band, tiie w in Is and the waves ; and why should I be afraid ? No, I am not afraid .:" This was faith in the care of God. God was please 1 with it. Now see. Was not the gentleman pleased to see that his wife had so much iaith in his love as not lo te atraid, . himself in the middle of the street. There, in thouh he held a drawn sw ord to her heart ? I the face of the enemy, amidst the thickest of Yes, he must have been pleased. And so was , tne;r rlKt ne cooy drew from a case, suspen God pleased to see him put so much faith in j ,iej ahout his person, a spy-glass, wifh which, nis care wncn ine storm was raguig, aim me ! ship seemed like being destroyed. load's Lectures to Children Gratuitou Advertising. Under this head the Boston Courier remarks that " there are continual calls upon the newspapers to express the gratitude of people for acts which are thought deserving of particular notice ; but w'e seldom or never hear of thanks to the publish ers or editors of newspapers, who are always giving their money and their time for the ben efit of public and private charities." This corresponds with the experience of every pub lisher in the country, so far as we have been able to observe. Nothing can be more erro neous than the prevailing impression that edi tors and publishers of newspapers receive, without rendering an equivalent, certain little courtesies, which, by common consent, are extended to gentlemen connected with the press. They pay double price, and more too, for every civility tendered them bytbe pro- nri:rirs nf lines nf travel, nlaees of public a- miisimpni krr t . - -- . X - m The actual cost to us ui gia- tuitous advertising, inserted in various forms, 1 in the course of a year, would supply a smai. Term fr Aivertialac R HCA OF rtXTIM MHIi 611 tlgft; One square one insertion, f 1 orj do. do. 2 insertions, g do. do. 3 do. j 50 do. do. 3 months without change, 3 00 do. do. 6 do. do. do. 4 50 do- do. 12 do. do. do. -9 od do. do. 6 do. renewed weekly, 13 00" do. do. 12 do. do. do. 20 00 A liberal discount will' be made on advertise: ments exceeding one nqaare, when published 6 of 12 months, cash in advante. (-If the number of inseitions are not marked on the advertisement, they will be continued until ordered out, and charged for accordingly. CCrAl advertitcmcnts required tb bt PAW FOR IN ADFANCifTfi agriculture. True, it is toilsome ; but what gainful pursuit is not ? There are few mer chants or professional men who would not at! iimes willingly exchange their burdens, their cares or anxieties, for following the plough or other labor connected with farming. The young man who fancies there is so much of leisure and aristocracy in trade and the profes sions, and so much drudgery in farming, knows less of human hie, than he will be likly to - to happiness. In labor itself, there is noth ing degrading to the best feeling of our nature. It is only a vitiated artificial public sentiment, that can induce painful sensibility in view of the necessity for industry, which the Wrfhts of life impose. lt is not the objects thrown around the far mer, the woods and streams, and fields array ed in green, that make all the charms of hU life, for, while he subdues the soil and fits it for bis purposes and scatters the seed on the imn J.'' l jiuilllll ; I Hi j if I mr I It C eUJUCU III the feelings of the farmer, when he cathefs the golden harvest, and partakes of the ffuit of his labor. " He eats his own lamb, his chickens and harri; He shears his own fleece, and he wears it." Agriculture has in all ages been esteemed ,1 . . e , , the true associate of nobility. Virgil wrote . JT , tX. . . .... 5 e .1 its praise, and the greatest statesman of the n ' 5 .u e n . .u Roman empire made the following Of the , .. ri- .. P'oi'gh an indication of bis concious dignity, ' . ., .-1 . , , . - and an example ot ms most sterling yirtue. , i..:.u L4.11 iu. I i.in i, tuning mv: iiiiuuic ics, wig possession of land was a necesary appendage of nobility. ; George Washington was a farmer, and all the , ex -Presidents of the United States, with per- : baps a single exception, have found the hon- ... j iiiiwwsiii miiiniiii i-.-iimtjjj uuu their cultivation. Farmer I)' Machanic. i Sf,n soaked in wret and it lorms a store-nouse 1 otTnoisture in dry weather, it is a bad con- to three-fourths of a Scoit's acre, or very "' an imperial acre per day, at eight inch es deep, for each pair of horses. On another farm, of rather strong soil, we found the daily t n 4 i . :.j j I am inn u an ai us ouu'o iu vtiinug, arm never extended my views beyond the acts of practical housewifery, hence I don't knov whether I can put any thing irta propershape fo.r, 5our valuable paper ; brrt wish.ng tocon- trmute my mite lor me nenem oi ine "sister- hood," I wili comply with the request of one of their uumber by giving my method of col ored green. I put two ounces of indigo intd four cunccs of oil of vitriol, (sulphuric acid,) about two weeks before I went to color; shaking it Well every day. When ready for coloring, I make a strong de coction of black oak bark, sufficient to wet what I design to color. To this Tadd one pound of alum to every eight pounds of yarn; stirring it till ihe aliim is all dissolved. Then pour in of the mixture of indigo till I think I have it of the shade desired. Then put in the yarn, as much at once as I can; let it be over the fire for twenty-five or thirty minutes; then return it to the kettle and let it simmer threes ho',rs' stirring it frequently 1 think the tfo ounces of indigO will color : ten pounds of yarn deep green, and five I pounds pale green. The pale green is man sword Hcl 'n tr, same waVi only use a less quanti ty in indigo. I have one hfifidred and fifty yards ol carpet on my floors, all my own make, and if yota come this way just call and see if I can't color green. JANETTE. An incident at Moateren. Weelinthe fol- I lowing waif from the National Intelligencer: While Col. Davis, with his command, wis hoy engaged with the enemy, exposed to . their direct fire, a man in a Ion? ?rav surtout suddenly rode up, and dismounting, placed bavin? adjusted it to a proper locus, ne pro ceeded to reconnoitre the Mexican batlery. . Havim satisfied himself as to the information he sought, he shut up the glass, returned it to its case, and approaching Col. Davis, said to him: "Sir, the enemy has but two pieces, and by making a detour to the right you can take them in flank." 44 And who the devil are you " I, sir, ant Major Mansfield, of the Corps of Engineers." 44 All right ! come on boys !" responded the Celonel. The battery was soon carried; A newly arrived Hibernian was asked at dinner whether he would take some of the ap ple pie " Is it houlsom P inquired Teddy. To be sure it is," was the reply. "What makes you ask such ?. question f " Be cause," said the new comer, " I onee't had an uncle that was killed with the applephxy, and sure I thought it might be something of that sort." John Smith has sahTmany good .things, and among the rest, that " a newspaper Wea wife, because every man should have om of his own."