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' CADIZ, HARRISON COUNTY, OHIO, APRIL 11, 1811.
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the esr!:ted wife. .
, BV JAMES G. PF.RC1VAL.
lie comes not I have watehd the moon go down.
But yet he comes not. Once it was not so.
He thinks not how these bitter tears do flow,
The while he holds his riot in that town.
Yet he will come and chide, and I shall weep ;
And he will wake my infant from its Bleep,
To blend its feeble wailing with my tears.
Oh ! how I love a mother's watch to keep,
Over those sleeping eyes, that smile, which cheers
My heart, though sunk in sorrow, fixed and deep.
I had a husband once, who loved me now
He ever wears a frown upon his brow,
And feeds his passion on a wanton's lip,
As bees from laurel flowers a poison sip ;
But yet I cannot hate O! there were hours,
When I could hang forever on his eye,
And time, who stole with silent swiftness by,
Strewed, as he hurried on, bis path with flowers.
I loved him then he loved me too. My heart
Still finds its fondness kindle if he smile ;
The mem'ry of our love will ne'er depart ;
And though ho often sting mo with a dart,
Venomed and barbed, and waste upon the vile,
Caresses which his babe and mine should share;
Though he should spurn me, I will calmly bear
His madness and should sickness come and lay
Its paralyzing hand upon him, then
I would with kindness, all my wrongs repay,
Until the penitent should weep and say,
How injured and how faithful I had boon!
Oi:il FJLAO IS THERE.
Our Flag is there ! Our Flag is there !
We'll hail it with three loud huzzas!
Norfoeman dare, nor foeman dare
To touch its hallowed stripes and stars.
Ten thousand blades would flash on high,
Ten thousand swords from scabbard leap,
And Freedom's sons but ask to die.
That glorious Flag from stain to kpep.
Our Flag is there! Our Flag is there!
AVe'll hail it with three loud huzzas!
Nor fireman dare, nor foeman dare
To touch its hallowed stripes and stars.
That Flag hath waved oer Glory's grave,
'Mid shot and shell and rending steel,
And oft on Ocean's glory wave
Hath taught the foe our arm to feel.
Let Democrats in might arine
. Its banner'd folds of stars to gunid,
And bear aloft through Freedom's skies
The stripes 'neath which our fathers warred.
Our Flag is there, &,c.
That banner waves o'er Freedom's land,
And while remembrance hold its story,
; Democracy's victorious band
' Shall conquer 'neath its folds of glory.
Long, long must guard that banner bravo
The Government our sires bequeathed,
Or we must sleep in Freedom's grave
A nation's laurel round it wreathed. -
Our flag is there, &.c. -
Eloquence & Humor of Patrick Henry.
Hook was a Scotchman, a man of wealth, aud
suspected of being unfriendly to the American
cause. During the distresses of the American
army, consequent ou the joint invasion of Corn
walfis and Philli ps in 1781, a Vciiablc, an army
commissary, had taken two of Hook's steers for
the use of the troops. Tho act had not not been
strictly legal; and on the establishment of peace,
Hook, on the advice of Mr. Crovvan, a gentleman
of some distinction in the law, thought, proper to
bring an action of trespass against Mr. Vcnable,
in the district court of New London. Mr. Hen
ry appeared for the defendant, and is said to have
1 deported himself in this cause to the infinite en
joyment of his hearers, the unfortunate Hook al
ways excepted.' After Mr. Henry became ani
mated in the cause, says a correspondent, he ap
peared to have complete control over tho pas
sions of his audience; at one time ho excited
their indignation against Hook ; vengeance was
visible in every countenance, again, when he
chose to relax, and ridicule him, the whole au
dience was in a roar of laughter. Ho painted
the distresses of the American army, exposed al
most naked, to tho rigours of a winter's sky, and
marking the frozen ground over which they trod
with the blood of their unshod feet. Where was
tho man, he said, who had an American heart in
his bosom, who would not have thrown open his
fields, his barns, his cellars, tho doors of his
house, the portals of his breast, to have received
with open arms the moancst soldier in that httlo
band of famished patriots? Where is the man?
There ho stands but whether the hoart of an
American boats in his bosom, you, gentlemen,
nro to- judgo. He thon carried the jury by the
powers of his imagination to tho plains around
York, tho surrender of which had followed short
ly after the act complained of; ho depicted the
surrender in tho most noblo and glowing colors
of his eloquonce the audience saw before their
eyes the humiliations and dejection of tho Brit-
isn as mey marched out of their trenches they
saw the triumph which lighted ud evorv natriot
face, and the cry of "Washington and Liberty,"
as u rung aim ecnooa through the Amoricnn
ranks, and was revorbcrated from the hills and
shores of the neighboring river "but, hark '.what
notes of discord are these, which disturb the gen
eral joy and silonco tho acclamation ' of victory
they are the notes of John Hook, hoarsely
Dawimg xnrougn tne American camp, "Beef!
Bcefl Betf !- - : r
'" Tho wholo audionco wore convulsed ; a par
ticular incident will give a bettor idea of the ef-
,, feet than any general description. Tho clerk of
the court, unable to command himself, and un-
ling to coinmit any breach of decorum in liis
place, rushed out of the court house, and threw
himself on the grass, in the most violent parox
ysm of laughter, where he was rolling, when
Hook, with every dillorent teelings, came out tor
relief into the yard also. 'Jemmy Steptoe," said
he to the Clerk, "what the devil ails ye, mon f"
Mr. Ste.ptoo was only able to say that he could
not help it. "Never mind ye," said Hook : "wait
till Billey Cowan gets up; he'll show liim the la' !"
Mr. Cowan, however, was so completely over
whelmed by the torrent which bore upon his
client, that, when ho rose to reply to Mr. Henry,
he was scarcely able to m:ike an intelligible or
audible remark. . The cause was decided almost
by acclamation. The jury retired for form's sake
and instantly returned with a verdict for the de
fendant. Nor did the effect of Mr. Henry's speech
slop here. The people were so highly excited
by the tory audacity 01 such a suit, that llook be.
gan to hear around him a cry more terrible than
that of beef; it was the cry of tar and feathers;
from the application of which it is said, that noth
ing saved him but a precipitate flight and the speed
of his horse.
A husband and wife have a son, one-and-twen-
ty or two-and twenty years ot age, whom they
wish to see suitably married. Another husband
and wife have a daughter, somewhat younger,
whom they also wish to see "settled 111 life.
The former mention to some friend that they wish
to see their sou married, naming the sum they
mean to give him as his portion, and intimating
that they will be happy it their friend should be
able, in a few weeks, to tell them of any friend of
ins who has a daughter whom ho wishes to see
married, and who can give the same sum with her.
The parents of the young lady make the same
communication lo some friend in reference to her.
Tho friend of the family, in either case, then runs
over in his own mind the names of all the fami
lies in the same station in life, with whom she is
intimate. Eventually the former meets with
some faiher who is willing to give his daughter
the same amount as his friends are willing to
give with their son. lie commences the
negotiation by remarking, "1 have a friend
who lias a son, aged so-and-so, who wishes to see
him married, and is willing to give him a certain
sum as his portion. You have a daughter a few
years younger, (or of the same age, as tho case
may be:) 1 think it you are disposed to give
similar fortune with your daughter, that a very
suitable aud mutually advantageous match might
be made between the parties? If the other agree
which is almost invariably the case, it is itnmed
ately arranged that the parents of the two young
persons, aud the young persons themselves shall
meet some early evening at the house of some
friend, in order that the young gentleman and
lady may see how they hue each other, before
any other steps are taken in the matter. They
are both informed of the obiect for which they
are to meet, and are asked to endeavor to make
themselves as agreeable as possible. They ac
cordingly meet, and arc introduced to each othe
as persons whom their parents are desirous, if
agreeable to themselves, of seeing united, be
cause they conceive that the match would prove
conducive to their mutual happiness. A few
words passed between them of a very vague and
general character, and not having the slightest
reference to the circumstance in reference
which they have been brought together. The
company break up, and the young persons on
their return homo, are respectively asked by thei
parents how they like tho proposed "parti?" An
answer, intimating their wiilingucss to enter into
the matrimonial slate, is usually returned by cacli
The answer of one is communicated to each oth
er. The young gentleman then visits the young
lady at her parent's house two or three times, but.
always in the presence of her mother or some
elderly female relation. A day is appointed for
tho marriage, which usually takes place in a few
weeks, i he bridegroom, lor such ho may now
virtually be considered, must still observe the
greatest formality towards his intended wife, no'
even taking tho liberty of giving her a kiss as they
part, unless ho has previously obtained the con
sent of her mamma, or the matronal relative
who has tho care of her. Paris and its jeo-
Treatment of poll 011 at St. Helena.
from me strict surveillance exercised over
the Emperor for the inconveniences suffered by
his suite, were, on many occasions, extremely an-
noying, and 1 quote the following as an instance
My sisier and I were constantly in the habit of
staying with Madame Bertrand, who kindly vol
unteercd, during our long visits to her, to super
intend my duties. Upon one occasion, at her
request, 1 attempted to sing a little French ro
mance, composed by Ilortense Beauhoraois,
daughter to the Empress Josephine, entitled
"L,e Depart des fctryons." This song was sent
to her, on tho preceding evening, by Napoleon
who was anxious to hear it, and intimated that
ho would como for that purpose. Ho camo ac
cordingly to promise, but was not only disappoin
ted but was angry at the discordant sounds which
issued from a piano which from damp and disuse,
had acquired tones very like those of a broken
hurdy-gurdy. 1 he only person m the island ca
pable of remedying the instrument in question
was Mr. Uuinncs, bank master on board tho Gen
eral Kidd,then laying at St. James harbor. Mr
Guinnes, who at tho request of the countess,
was summoned by my father for the purpose, was
on the point of leaving the side of the ship when
an order from tho Governor desired him to stay
where lie was. Napoleon expressed a wish to
see a boa constrictor brought by Sir Murry Max
well to the island. I had described seeing
gorgo a goat, and the extraordinary appoaranco
it presented alter swallowing such a meal. The
horns of tho unfortunate auimal,which had been
put alive into the cage, seemed as if tho must
uortrudo through tho snake's skin. Tho Empor-
or observed that ho thought from what ho heard
"that the Marquis do M must bo like a boa con
stridor from tho quantity ho eat at dinner.'?
heard that it was not thought advisable to com
ply with tho emperor's wish to have tho monster
conveyed to Longwood.' Mrs. Abcll s recollcc
tions ot tho Emperor Napoloon.
We learn from tho N. York. Express, that tho
Amistad caso is about to bo revived, and the
Spanish Minister claims forty thousand for slaves
and cargo $2(5,000 of which is for tho Blaves,
The Committee of Foreign Affairs lo tho House
ot iteprtsentaUvcs at this time have the subject
under consideration. . . ': v-
Anecdote of Steele the Itepealcr. j
An English piper tells the following story about !
Tom Steele, one of tho convicted Repealers. I
he circumstances related took place before the
late trial. "
This well known individual, who is one of
the traversers in the O'C'onnel trial, is bent up
on the glory of martyrdom with O'Connol, and
nothing will win him 'out of that.' There is a
capital story about him and the Attorney Gen
eral going the rounds of the four Courts, which
On one of the mornings of the trial, Steele was
followed close upon the heels of the Attornev
General, and asking him some question, at the
ergeof the entrance to the Court of Queen's
"1 tell you what it is, Mr. Steele,' said the
Attorney General, turning suddenly upon him.
"What?" hastily enquired Tom.
'Why,' resumed the other, 'if I catch you fol
lowing me about, aud tormenting me in this way
again, as sure as your name is Tom Steele, i'ii
strike you out of this indictment?
10m nas oeeu ominously quiet ever since.
Poor fellow! he was dreadfully alarmed at the
idea of not being tried P
Where the sun of mercy shines the hottest.
tucre the truit ot grace shall grow tho fairest,
The. great hindrance to well living, is the ex
pectation 01 long living.
1 tie world has a great manv servants and
friends; but none praise it t parting.
Many have passed the rocks of gross sin. that
have been cast away upon the sands of self right
In tho worst of limes there is still more causes
to complain of an evil heart, than of an evil
Places or conditions are happy or miserable.
as uou vouchsateih his gracious presenco more
Uod draweth straight lines, but we call or
think them crooked.
He that hath slight thoughts of
had great thoughts ot'God.
He wants no company who hath Christ for his
Self will is so ardent" and active, that it will
break a world to pieces to m ike a stool to sit on.
Leap Year. The editor of the Tennessee
Herald published at Camden, S. C. on the first
day of its appearance announced to his fair rea
ders that the present being leap year, conferred
upon them certain privileges, amongst which was
that of paying their addresses to the gentlemen
any of whom, should he be so ungracious and un
gallant as not to receive them favorably, forfeited
his horse and watch. 1 he paper had been is
sued but a few hours when Miss Lydia Green en
tered the ollice, made proposals to the astonish
ed editor, and demanded his hand or the forfeit.
lie freely relinquished his gray horse and patent
rer, rattier than relinquish the right of making
a selection lor himself, whilst tho lady appeared
to bo equally well pleased with her brrgain.
An elephant in the town of Wlntbv, England,
recently got loose in a brewery where he was
lodged. Some time during (he night, being seized
with an uncommon drought, and suspecting from
the nature ot his quarters that good cheer must
be at hnndj'the animal made search, and putting
his toot through the head ot an eighty gallon cask
of porter, and finding it to his taste, speedily drank
the contests, lie next emptied a bin of brass,
and, when found next morning, was making some
experiments upon a second cask of stout. The
tee-tolallers were much shocked at tho occur
rence. A Hauk of $;SO,000,0O0!
Henry Clay has steadily adhered to tho start
ling project of a $50,000,000 Bank, whatever
may have been his twisting and turning on other
subjects, lie openly and repeatedly advocated
it in his speeches, just previous to his leaving the
Senate. Jn view ol the fict that wo have now
tho soundest and best currency ever known in
this country and in the face of the uniformity
and lowrato of tho Exchanges, we trust the peo
ple win repudiate and reject such a monstrous
project and with it rebuke tho man who is the
originator of it. Trade now controls the curren
cy; but with Mr. Clay's bank, we should find
trade controlled by that institution. Which is
the safest? Which is the best lllartford Times.
Bonaparte was a very awkard dancer, and at
the close of a dance said to his partner, "I am
sonsible, my charming countess, that I have ac
quitted myselt indillerently, but the fact is my
forte lies not so much in dancing myself, as ma
king others dance."
Monument to Jackson. At Baltimore, cer
tain gentlemen are about to present the city with
a fine square of ground, the city to erect On it a
monument to Gen. Jackson, to commence within
two years of tho old Hero's decease.
Naughty. The Portland Tribune says: "one
of the good ministers of our city undortook to kiss
a very pretty young lady the other day, which
made a 'terrible tous' among his people."
In digging a cellar for a houso at green Bay,
Wisconsin, recently, where tho first Catholic
church was eroded by the French missionaries,
a silver plate was found, with an inscription in
in french, dated 1(581.
It is stated that "one house in Boston has ship
ped 800,000 pieces of cotton goods to China
within tho last year; and tho wholo amount sent
thiiher from this during tne same period was two
and a half million pieces. . ,
Education in Russia is rapidly on the advance
lho nobility niton years have given thirteen
millions of roubles, and tho Government seven
teen millions for schools, colleges, books, and
scieiuinc expeditions. -
Coming to the Point. A young lady, while
walking with a eontloman, stumbled, and when
her companion, to prevent her fall, grasped . her
hand somewhat tightly, "Oh, sir," she simper
ed, "if it is Comoro that, you may ask my papa."
Senator Benton, although not bodily injured
by the explosion on the Princeton, received a
shock in his nervous system, which his physicians
consider so dangerous, that they will not permit
nun, 10 appear in the sonate tor at least a montj
(K7 At tho request of the Auditor of Harrison
county, we publish that part of the new act to
regulate the militia as relates to the duties of
township assessors, &x.
: , , TO H EG r LATE THE MILITIA.
Sec. 1. ; Be it enacted bu the General Assem
bly of the State of Ohio, That the training of the
rank and file of the militia shall hereafter bo dis
pensed with, in time of peace, except as provided
tor in this act.
Sec. 2. That every able bodied white male
inhabitant, resident within this State, who is or
shall be of the age of twentv-one vears. and un
der the age of forty-five years, excepting persons
who may ho members ot volunteer companies,
persons absolutely exempted by law, idiots, and
lunatics, shall be enrolled in the militia.
Sec. 3.:, That it shall be the duty of the town-
ship assewors, annually, to prepare a list of all
persons name to oe enrolled, as aloresaid, in their
respective townships, and every keeper of any
tavern or boarding house, and every master of
any dwelling house, shall upon application of the
assessor within whose township such house may
be situated, or of any person acting under them,
give information of the names of all persons rest
ding in such house and liable to enrollment, as
aforesaid; aud every such person, so liable, shall,
upon like application, give his name and age,
and it any such keeper, master, or person, liable
as aforesaid, shall refuse to give such information
or shall give false information, he or they shall
be fined in any sum not less than five dollars for
each offence, to be collected in an action of debt
before any justice of the peace for the prone
township, and it is hereby made tho duty of the
assessor, lorthwith, after tho occurrence of any
such oftence, to commence such action, in his
official capacity, in the name of the State of
Ohio, against any person or persons, so offending
and prosecute the same to final judgment and
collection, if possible; and all moneys, so col
lected, shall be, by such assessor,! immediately
paid over to the treasurer of the proper township;
and it is hereby made the duty of such treasure
to appropriate the duty of the same for the use
of common schools, in the proper township, in
like manner as other school funds are now, by
law, appropriated; and it shall be the duty of the
township trustees to require and accept sucli ad
ditional security as will, in tho opinion of such
uuaiecs, rje suincient to insure tne laithlul per
formance of the duties enjoined upon said asses
sors uy this act.
nc. 4. fliat the township assessor shall, an
nually, at. the time of assessing taxable property
make out a roll or list of all names or persons li
able to be eniolled, as aforesaid, aud shall place
it in the hands of the clerk of the proper township,
Who shall record tho same in the book ot record
of such township, and it shall be the duty of such
clerk to return, annually, in tho month of May or
June, an accurate copy of such record of enroll
ment to the commandment of the proper brigade
said commandment of brigade shall make returns
to the commandant of division to the adjutant
general oi the btate, as now required by law,
Sue. 5. That it shall be optional with every
person, enrolled as aforesaid, either to becomo
an active enrolled member of a volunteer compa
ny or pay, annually, as a commutation for military
duty, the sum of fifty cents, as hereinafter provi
ded, or perform two days' extra labor on some
public highway in tho road district, in which ho
Sec. G. That it shall be the duty of the town
ship assessor, m their respective townships, an
nually, at the tunc of making the enrollment
aforesaid, to demand, either personally or by writ
ten requirement, from each person so enrolled
the aforesaid sum of fifty cents, and if the said
sum shall not then or thereafter fbo paidl on or
oeiore the nrst clay ot August then next ensuing
said assessor shall, forthwith, proceed to collect
the same by distraining the property of such per
sons, in like manner as county treasurers are now,
by law, authorized to sell property tor the collec
tion ot delinquent taxes, provided that said sum
ot htty cents shall not bo collected from any per
son who shall exhibit to said assessor a certificate
of membership as a uniform member at the time
being of a volunteer company,signed by the com
mandant thereof, or from any person who shall
exhibit a certificate as an active duty-member of;
any regular organized fire, hose or hook and lad
der company, or from any person who shall ex
hibit a certificate from the supervisor of the road
district m which ho may reside, that he has per
formed two days' extra labor on some public
highway in said district.
ar.c. 7. All moneys collected by township
assessors, undor the provisions of the preceding
section ol this act, shall be by them immediately
paid over to the treasurer ol the proper county
who shall place tho same to tho credit of the bn
gado in which said moneys may have been col
fected, in whoso hands it shall constitute a mill
tary fund for tho use of said brigade, to be (lis
bursed as hereinafter provided.
ec. 8. 1 hat the township assessors shall take
duplicate reccpts for all moneys by them paid
over to the county treasurers under the provisions
ot this act, one of which they shall deposit with
the auditor of tho proper county; and said town
ship assessors shall bo paid the same rato of com
pensation as is allowed by law for the perform
ance of their duties in assessing property for tax
ation, provided, that they shall be entitled to re
ceive pay only for such timo as they shall bo ac
tually employed in tho discharge of the duties
enjoined upon them by this act ; said compensa
tion to be paid out of tho military fund by the
county treasurer, on the certificate of the trustees
of tho proper township.
hue. S). 1 hat the military fund in tho hand;
v him vunu t.j udunuivij jiuiiuvu kvn isjr 11110 t.Vsi
shall bo paid out by said treasurer upon the order
of the commandant of brigade; and the couuty
commissioners, 111 their an.iual settlement with
the county auditor and treasurer, shall examine
and compare tho receipts and disbursements by
the county treasurer of tho military fund m his
hands, and shall allow said treasurer two per cen
tum on the moneys so received and disbursed, an
include and publish a statement of the samo in
tho annual exhibit of county receipts and cxpen
diturcs. ' . , ,
Sec. 10. That whenever tho militia are or
dered for actual service, they shall forthwith be
organized into companies, battalions and reg
ments, and officered, as now requited by law pro
vided that present boundaries of brigades ond d
visions shall continue to be recognized under thi
set; and th generals ol brigades, whenever
vacancy occurs, shall be elected by the commis
sioned officers of the volunteer troops thereof,
upon the order of the proper general of division
as now required by law, and the general of divis
ion shall be elected as heretofore.
Sec. 11. That ail persons having heretofore
served as commissioned officers in tho militia of
this State, and having legally thereby become
exempt from military duty in time of peace, and
shall be exempt from the payment of the commu
tation money required by this act.
Sec. 13. All civil ollicers named in tins act,
who shall neglect or refuse at any time to obey
the provisions thereof, shall forfeit and pay not
more than one hundred, nor less than twenty
dollars, to be recovered in an action of debt be
fore any court having competent jurisdiction, at
the suit of any person complaining, for tho use
of the Slate of Ohio.
WA'l IlEKUNOS AKI) GOSKIPl'IXUS.
' A snapper up of unconsidered trifle."
The first court held within the territory now
constituting the State of Ohio, was opened at
Marietta, (then Campus Martius,) on the 2nd of
September, 188, Kurus Putnam presiding.
A writer in the London Globe contends, that
thrco millions quarters of foreign grain will be re
quired before harvest.
The empire of woman is aa empire of softness.
address and complacency her commands are
caresses, her menaces are tears.
Rich. Tho wife of General Gaines has gain
ed her New Orleans suit, by which she comes in
to possession ofthe comfortable sum of $15,000.-
A whig paper says there is only one thing that
can prevent H. Clay's election to tho Prcsidcnc;-.
We presume that one thing is the election of
Martin Van Buren.
A man requires seven hours sleep: a woman
eight; and a. fool ten.
The present debt of Maryland, with arrearages
of interest, exceeds twelve millions of dollars.
A Michigan paper estimates lho emigration
into that state, the past season at 20,000.
President Tylor has presented $200 to the
mother of his black servant who was killed at the
time ofthe recent explosion on board the Prince
A good farmer is generally a good friend, an
affectionate husband, an excellent parent, and an
honest man; and it is an established axiom that
a well tilled farm denotes the supervision of an
It is said that Whitofioldoncc said to a brother
who had made a very long prayer "Brother, you
prayed me into a good frame, and you prayed
me out of it again."
J. I. Codtlington is lho Dcm. Candidate for
Mayor in New York. He is a very popular man.
A physician in Raleigh says common salt mois
tened with water, and bound upon the wound.
will cure tho bite of the most venemous snake.
The premium wife. Mrs Eargorof Petersville
had 4 fine children at a birth. Eighteen months
ago she had A healthy children " at one season."
A young lawyer ran away with Miss Benedict,
an heiress at Tariyton, N. Y. and great excite
ment prevails that one did not run away with
At Liverpool 80,000 poor people live in damp
seilors, about ten in each.
Over 1,000,000 bbls. of flour will be shipped
this spring from Lake Michigan ana Erie.
The whigs of Cleveland have completed a new-
log cabin. This is the dedication speech, deliv
ered by a cider orator:
"My fellow citizens! you have called upon
me for a speech, and here it is. Walk up to the
bar and LIQUOR, at my expense!''''
The real estate in Philadelphia city and county
is valued at $98,833,274.
A resolution has passed tho legislature of New
Jersey directing an inquiry into tho afiairs ofthe
flainhcld Bank 111 that State.
A good newspaper and a good woman arc ex
cellent things for those who know how justly to
appreciate their value.
Ohio is now the second wool-growing State in
the Union, and bid3 fair to becoino the first.
The distance from London to Bristol, one hun
dred and eighteen miles, has been passed over
in ninety minutes on tho railroad by the locomo
tive Lricat Western.
The New Oilcans papers announce the dca th
of Fairfield the poet.
Tho king of tho Belgians gave a grand ball on
the 24th at the Theatre of Brussels. The num
ber of guests is stated at nearly 3000; 00 pheas
ants were sent from London as a present by Prince
The Legislature of Maryland has adjourned
without making any provision for the payment of
the interest on its debt.
Why are bustlcsliko romances? Because they
are fictitious tales.
"I'm behind tho time," as tho mouse said when
ho ran back of tho clock.
Love's Labor Lost. General Hamilton of
S. Carolina, is out in a long letter, advocating
the election of Mr. Clay.
Every new ship pays on her materials a tax of
$jUU(j to $oU00 to government. Here s protec
tion for you! , :
E ugene Sue has refused $50,000 for his new
novel, to appear in April, "Le Juif Errant"1"1
i. e. The Wandering Jew.
T. W. Gilmer left a fortune of .430.000. Juduc
Upshur left $".0,000.
Rewards of Merit. "Sam," said one little ur
chin to another, yesterday "Sam," docs your
schoolmastorever givo you any rewards of mer-
lti ' ;
"I s'poso ho does, was tho rejoinder; "ho gives
mo a lickin1 regular every day, and says I merits
two." " i". '
Wo recently heard a young lady , at tablc ask
for 'hen fruit' meaning eggs. ,
The lady of Mr. John Scwall, of Henry Coun
ty, Kentucky, presented her husband 011, the Uth
inst. with twonoblb soxs . anp aj anoEl of a
OAVOHTi.H at one birth. .
ALCABI4DJES AI CLAY.
xilcabiades, the famous Athenian General, was
in many respects like Henry Clay, the federal
candidate for the Presidency. Ho was all things
to all men, aud cameleon-likc, could change his
character and appearance to suit those in whoso
company ho happened for the time being. With
some he had all the graces and vivacity of the
gayest youth, and with others all the gaiety of
old age. In Sparta, he was laborious, frugal and
austere, and eat the coarso and heavy cakes,
which were their usual food, and would bo" well
satisfied with black broth. In Iona, enjoyment,
idleness and pleasure, made up his whole life.
In Thrace, he was always ou horseback, or ca
rousing; and when he resided with Tisaaphornes,
the satrap, he exceeded all tho magnificence of
the Peisiaus in luxury and profusion. . '
So with Mr. Clay; In tho west, he professes
to be the friend of the farmer and laboring man,
and pretends to have a superabundance of love
far log cabins and their tenants. In the North
and East, he is for a h;gh Protective Tariff, and
the exclusive fiiond of the Manufacturers mid
thoir interests. I11 the south, he is a fieo trade
man, and declares that there is now no necessity
for a Protective Tariff. In llie House of Repre
sentatives ho said lo Speaker Polk, "go home,
G dd a you, where you belong." At a
social party in Washington, he played at brag,
with Lord Ashburton ; and recently he presided as
moderator at a religious discussion in Kentucky.
At one time he denounced tho Administration of
General Jackson as the greatest curso that ever
befel the American people and sold himself and
his interest to John Quincy Adams, for the pur
pose of defeating the old Hero's election. Re
cently, while in New Oilcans, he joined in a cel
ebration ofthe 8th of January. At one time he
eloquently opposed a United States bank and in
fact, the best, speeches he ever delivered were
those on that subject. Ho now appears to think
that the salvation of the country depends upon
the incorporation of a National Bank, with a cap
ital of fifty million of dollars. . But where is the
use of pursuing tho parallel further, or pointing
out tho gross inconsistencies of tho federal can
didate for the Presidency? Ho is the "farmer
of Ashland"' the "Mill boy of tho Slashes," and
raises Durham cattle that "a enough lo elect him
No man should be idle. God never intended
that there should be drones in society. Ho says,
P'six days thou thalt labor,'''' &c. Yet the world
has ever been divided into two classes, the pro
ducers and the non-producers those who live
by tha sweat of their brow, and those who live
by thoir wits. We never see an idler, but what
wo think ho is plotting mischief, and ready for
"treason, stratagems and spoils." The idler is a
nuisance a pest in society always manufactu
ring stories, and yarning out abominabls gossip. '
lie glories in raising broils and contentions, aud
setting neighbors in deadly hate, the one against
the other. Why should not a law be passed,
making idleness a finable offence ? It is a maxim
in China, if there be a man who docs not work,
or awomanSvho is idle in the Empire,somebodjr
must suffer cold or hunger the produce of the
land not being more than sufficient, with culture
to maintain tho inhabitants. The court of Ar
eopagus, at Athens, punished idleness, and ex
erted a right of examining every citizen in what
manner he spent his time. Idlers were descri
bed by an ancient English law, to be persons,
"such as wake on the night, and sleep on tho day,
and haunt taverns, and ale houses, and routs about
and 110 man wot from whence they como, nor
whither they go.
The Bank of Amsterdam, (which is supposed
to bo the richest in the world,) was incorporated
by lho authority of the States General, oh the
31st of January, 1009, under tho direction of
the Burgamasters of the city, who were security .
for the same, and constituted themselves perpet
ual cashiers of its inhabitants. : Tho funds of this
bank were quoted by various authors to be valu
ed at three thousand tons of gold,ax about 23,-
571,100! Sir W. Temple says tho placo where
this treasure was lodged was a "great vault un
der the town house, provided with doors, Iqcks, "
and every other security necessary for its safety
and preservation; and it is certain, says lie, that
whenever any ono goes to sco tho bank ho will
find there a very great treasure in bars, and in
gots, of silver plate, and an incroditablc quantity
of gold and silver, and sacks full of metal," &.C.
Tho bauk is shut up twico a year, and remains
so from 9 to 15 days during which time tho
books arc balanced. ".
The Athenian magistrates took an oath never
to keep a citizen in bonds, that could give three
sureties of tho same unlity with himself; but
wiih an exception to such as had embezzled the
public money, or been guilty of treasonable prac
tices. ' "' ' " '
; John Randolph used to say that the Mosaic ac
count of the creation- "lot thcrf! be light and
thore was light," was ono of the r-tblimost wit
tences ho knew of. " : - ; ; - ' i
Tbo first daily paper published in London, was
in tho year 1701), in tho reign of QqncQ Anne,
called, tho daily Courant. At that t;tire ijiere wefe
17 others published thrice a week, and ono unc.
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