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Ladt Jane Grat was considered the wonder of her
age, and when but 16 years old, her judgment had at
tained a degree ofmuturity, rarely possessod by persons
of double her years. She was devotedly attached to
belle Utlrci, and she preferred the intellectual retirement
in which she lived to the "glittering falsehoods" of court
life. The efforts mnde by Northumberland to place
hor on the throne of England, so much met her disap
probation, that she shed tears of grief, and was almost
inconsolable. The readers of history are familiar with
the incidents of her brief, but tragical reign.
Oh ! ask me not, kind friends, in Hub sad hour
Why I should weep so bitterly, and seem
Nolongerthe gay erentionofadream.
. The honors of a thronei its regal power
The splendor of a court its diadems
Its wealth, its glory and its princely gems,
For me have no allurements. An hour
They glitter in the morning sun, then perish
As bubbles in tlie ocean. I would not cherish
Thegolden Clouds which hang o'er princes head ;
For dearer is an hour of peace in quiet life
Than to reign perpetually midst care and strife,
" And now, alas ! I see the block all goty red,
The spot where kings, as well as subjects, bled !
July 28, 1843 Night before last I was at the house
of feasting, whore all was joy and sunshine, beauty and
pleasure. Mirth was seen in every countenance hap
piness reigned in every heart. The world with its clouds
and its sorrows, was for the moment forgotten Lethe's
waters buried in forgetfulness the cares and angers and
bickerings of life. Woman lovely woman, was there,
and the radiant smiles ofhet countenance beamed even
more heavenly and angelic than usual hor bright and
beautiful eyes sparkled with more than their wonted
brightness, as she listened to the honied words of him
who vowed for her eternal and unchanging love. But I
turned away from the scene of mirth, for it was all to me
"vanity and vexation of spirit."
Last nignt I was at the house of mourning but, ah '.
how changed tho scene ! The moistened eye, the silent
tear, the sorrowful comitenace, the sad and drooping
heart, nnd the wailingsof the afflicted, were alone seen
and heard. How sudden and unexpected cometh the
destroying angel ! When Hope springs highest in the
human heart,'tis then the curtain drops, and forever clo-
seth from our eyes the glories of this beautiful earth.
Surely no man can tell what a day may bring forth
To-day he may mingle in the happy throng to-morrow
the worms of tho earth may bo feeding on his body.
"As for man, his dnys are as grass; ns a flower of the
field, so he porislicth. For the wind passeth over it, and
it is gone ; and the place thereof shall know it no more."
Men toil throughout a long and unhappy life, for the
purpose, of securing, and ns they falsely think, enjoying
a largo portion of this world's goods and riches. The
more they become possessed of, the greater is the incli
nation to add to tho heap; and fearing that wealth will
not come quickly, they deprive themselves of a thous
and things which would add to their comfort and hap
piness. They raiso a family ofidle, worthless, diseipa
ted sons, whose stock of knowledge consists in cultiva-
ting mustachlos, supporting a enne, driving a cab and
sipping brandy and water and daughters who are able
to speak a few words of French and Italian, and run
their fingers over the keys of a piano forto. Worn out
with the cares of life, the parent dies his hard earnings
pass to his idle children, who instead cf adding one mill
to the fortune left them, seem to ttudy in what manner
it shall be spent the speediest. Besides consuming the
interest, they annually take a slice of the principal,
whon in the course of a few years, they discover the
'bottom of the meal tub." Then follows bankruptcy,
misery and wretchedness, and the once gay and dash
ingparvenu, perhaps to prevent still more horrible death,
puts a period to his own life. Such persons and such
scenes have frequently presented themselves to my ob
servation. -
Archdeacon Pnley says, in his chapter on "proper
ty" in Book 3d Among men you see the ninety-and-ninth
toiling and scraping together a heap of superflui
ties for one (and this one too, oftentimes the feeblest and
worst of tho whole set, a child, a woman, a madman or
a tool ;) getting nothing for themselves all the while, but
a little of the coarsest of tho provision, which their own
industry produces; looking quietly on, while they see
the fruits of all their labors spent or spoiled."
Here is a beautiful extract from Sterne's Tristam
Shandy : " Time wastes too fast ! Every letter I trace
tells me with what rapidity Life follows my pen ! The
days and hours of it, more precious my dear Jenny,
1 than the rubies about thy neck, are flying over our
heads like light clouds of a windy day, never to return
more ; every thing presses on, whilst thou art twisting
that lock see! it grown grey; and evory time I kiss
thy hand to bid adieu, and every absence which follows
it, are preludes, to that eternal separation which we
are shortly to make." '
Sterne writes in one o f his letters to a lady
"You are
not handsome, Eliza, nor is yours a face that will please
the tenth part of your beholders but are something
more; for I scruple not to tell you I never saw so intelli
gent, so animated, so good a countenance; nor ever was
there, nor ever will there be, that man of sense, tender
ness and feeling, in your company three hours, that was
not, or will not, bo your admirer or friend, in conse
quence of it; that is, if you assume or assumed no char
acter foreign tcfyour own, but appeared the artless being
nature designed you for. A somothingln your eyes
and voice, you possess in auegree more porsunsive, than
any woman I ever saw, read or heard of. But it is that
bewitching tort of namclcu excellence, that men of nice
sensibility plone can bo touched with."
.- Love1 Simplicity. A young woman alight
ing from a stage coach, when a piece of ribbon
from hor bonnet fell into tho bottom of tho carri
age. " "You fcavs left your bow behind," said a
lady passenger. "No, I have not, he's gone a
fishing, innocently rejoined the damsel and pro
ceeded on her way rejoicing, .'...
The following is an extract of an April poem from tho
pen of Willis:
Take of my violets. I found them where
The liquid south stole over them, on a bank
That leaned to running water, There's to mo
A daintiness about these early flowers
That touches me like poetry. They blow
With such a simple loveliness, among
The common herds of pasture, and breatho
Cut their lives so unobtrusively, like hearts
Whose beatings are too gentle for the world,
I love to go in the capricious days
Of April, and hunt violets, when the rain
Is in the blue cups trembling, and they nod
So gracefully to the kisses of the wind.
It may be deemed too idle, but the young
Read nature like the manuscript of Heaven,
And call the flowers its poetry.
Woman's Constancy.
Oh! woman, what bliss, what enchantment we owe
To the spell of thy heart, to thy eolace below,
To thy truth so endearing, thy kindness and care
In the morning of joy, iu the night of despair!
To thy soul's chosen love thou unchanged wilt remain
In health and in sickness, in pleasure and pain
And when closed are his lips in Death's mortal eclipse,
Fvcn then, still ishis the last kiss of thy lips!
And over his grave thou wilt mournfully keep
Thy lone vigil of sorrow, to pray and to weep r
Yes! to pray, that his errors of heart bo forgiven,
And that Vuni may'st yet mret him unsullied in Heaven.
We give another little story from "Dumars in
his Curricle," as we find it in Blackwood. They
serve to show tho style of the writer, and as
agreeable effusions from the mind of a man of!
enlarged observation, dashed with a little good
humor, it will be read with interest. What fol
lows is one of his serious sketches. It relates to
the Vardarelli, a band of out-laws which for some
time infested Calabria and the Capitanato.
Gaetano Vardalelh was a native of Calabria,
:md one of the earliest members of the revolu
tionary society of Carbonari. When Murat, af
ter sometime favoring that society, be can to per
secute it, Vardarelli lied to Sicily, and took ser
vice under lung Ferdinand, lie was then 20
years of age, possessing the muscles and courage
of a lion, the agility of a chamois, the eye of an
eagle, bucli a recruit was not to be despised,
and he was made Sergeaut in the Sicilian
guards. On Ferdinand's restoration in 1815, he
followed him to Naples, but finding that he was
not likely ever to rise above a very subordinate
grade, he became disgusted with the service, de
sorted and took refuge in the mountains of Ca
labria. There two of his brothers, and some
thirty brigands and out-laws, assembled around
him and elected him their chief, wilh the right of
lite and death over him. Me had been a slave
in tho town; he found himself a king in the
Proceeding according to the old formula ob
served by banditti chiefs, both in Calabria and
in Melodramas, Vardarelli proclaimed himself
redrcssor general of wrongs and grievances, and
acted up to his profession by robbing tho rich
and assisting the poor. Tho consequence was
that he soon became exceedingly popular among
the hitler class; and at last his exploits reach (he
ears of King Ferdinand himself, who was highly
indignant at such goings on, and gave orders
that the bandit should bo immediately hung.
But there are three things necessary to hang a
man a rope, a gallows, and the man himself.
In this instance, tho lust two were easily found,
but the third was unfortunately wanting. Gen
darmes and soldiers were sent after Vardarelli,
but the latter was too cunning for them all, and
slipped through their fingers at every turn. His
success in eluding pursuit increased his reputa
tion, and recruits Hocked to his standard. His
band soon doubled its members, and its leader
becamo a formidable and important person,
which of course was an additional reason for the
authorities to wish to capture him. A price was
set on his head large bodies of troops sent in
search of him but all in vain.
One day tho Prince of Leperano, Col. Calcc-
donia, Major Deiponte, with a dozen other offi
cers, and a score ot attendants, were minting in
a forest a few leagues from Bari, when the cry of
" Vardarelli '. " was suddenly heard. The party
took to night with tho utmost precipitation, and
all escaped except Major Deiponte, who was
one of the bravest, but at the same time, one of
the poorest of the whole army. When lie was
told that he must pay a thousand ducats for his
ransom, ho only laughed, and asked where he
was to get such a sum. Vardarelli then threat
ened to shoot him, if it was not forthcoming by
a certain day. Ihe major replied that it was lo
sing time to wait; and that, if ho had a piece of
advice to give his captor, it was to shoot him at
once. The bandit at first felt half inclined to
do so; but he reflected that the less Deiponte
cared about his life, tho more Ferdinand ftught
to value it. He was right in his calculatui) ; for
no sooner did the King learn that his brave finajor
was in the hands of the banditti, than lie on, lured
the ransom to be paid out of his privy purstj, and
the major recovered his liberty.
But I'crduiand had sworn the extermination
of the banditti, with whom ho was obliged to
treat as from one potentate to another. A cer
tain colonel, whose name I forget, and who heard
his vow, pledged himself, if a battalion were put
under his command, to bring in Vardarelli, his
two brothers, and tho sixty men composing his
troop, bound haud and foot, and to place them
in tho dungeons of tho Vicaria. The offer was
too good to be refused; the minister of war put
five hundred men at the disposal of the colonel,
who started with them at once in pursuit of the
out-law. The latter was soon informed by his
spies of this fresh expedition, and he also made
a vow, to the cltect that ho would cure tho pursu
er, once and for all, of any disposition to inter
fere with the Vardarelli.
He began by leading tho poor colonel such a
dance over lull and dale, that the unfortunate
officer and his men were worn out with fatigue
then whon he saw them in tho state that he
wished, ho caused some fitlso intelligence to bo
carried to them at two o clock one morning
Tho colonel fell into tho snaro, and started
immediately to surpriso Vardarelli,' who he was
assured was iu a little village at the furthor ex
tremity of a narrow pass, through which only
fouf mpn could pass abreast. Ho made such
imsto that ho inarched tour leagues in two
hours, and ot day-break found himself at the en
trance of the pass, which, however, seemed so
peculiarly well adapted for an ambuscade, that
ho halted his battalion,, and sont on twenty men
to reconnoitre, In a quarter of nn hour the
twenty men returned. They had not met a sin
glo living thing. The colonel hesitated no Ion
ger, and entered the defile, but, on reaching a
spot about half way through it, where the road
widened out into a sort of platform, surrounded
by high rocks and steep precipices, a shout was
suddenly heard, proceeding apparently from the
clouds, and the poor colonel looking up, saw the
summits of tho rocks eavcred with brigands,
who levelled their rifles at him and his soldiers.
Nevertheless, ho began forming up his men, as
well as the nature of the ground would permit,
when Vardarelli appeared upon a projecting
crag. "Down with your arms or you aro dead
men!" he shouted in a voice of thunder. The
bandits repeated his summons, and the echoes
repeated their voices, so that the troops who had
not made the samo vow as Iheir colonel, i who
thought themselves surrounded by greatly supe
rior numbers, cried out for quarter, in spite of
the entreaties and menaces of their unfortunate
commander. Then Vardarelli. without leaving? I
his position, ordered them to pile their arms, and
to march to two different places which he point
ed out to them. They obeyed, and Vardarelli.
leaving twenty of his men in their ainbush, came
down with the remainder, who immediately pro
ceeded to render the Neapolitan muskets use
less, (tor the moment at least,) by the same pro
cess which Gulliver employed to extinguish the
conflagration of the palace at Lilliput.
Ihe new3 ot the atlutr put the Kmc in very
bad humor for the first twenty-four hours, after
which time, however, the love ofaioke over
coming his anger, he laughed heartily, and told
the story to every one he saw ; and as there aro
always lots of listeners when a King narrates,
three years elapsed before the colonel ventured
to show his fuce at Naples and encounter the rid
icule of tho court.
The general commanding in Calabria takes
the matter rather more seriously, and vows the
destruction of tho banditti. By offers of large
pay and .privileges, they are induced to euter
tho Neapolitan service, and prove highly effi
cient as a troop of gendarmes. But the general
cannot forget his old grudge against them; al
though, for lack of opportunity, and on account
of the desperate character of the men, he is obli
ged to defer his revenge for some time. At
last he succeeds in having their leaders assasi
nated, and by pretending great indignation, and
imprisoning the perpetrators ot the deed, he lulls
the suspicions of tho remaining bandits, who
elect new officers, and, on an appointed day,
proceed to tho town of Foggia to have their elec
tion confirmed. Only eight of them, apprchen-
sivo of treachery, refused to accompany their
comrades. The remaining thirty-one, and a wo
man who would not leave her husband, obeyed
tho general's summons.
It was on Sunday, the review had been public
ly announced, and the square was thronged with
spectators. The Vardarelli entered the town in
perfect order, and armed to the very teeth, but
giving no sign of hostility or mistrust. On reach
ing the square they raised their sabres, and with
one voice exclaimed, " Viva il 2?c."' The gon-
eral appeared, on his balcony to acknowledge
their salute. . Tho aid-de-camp on duty came
down to receive them, and after complimenting
them on the beauty of thoir horses and good
state of their arms, desirod them to file past un
der the general's window, which they did with a
precision worthy of regular troops. They then
formed up again in the middle of the square and
The aid de-camp went into the house again
with the list of the three new officers; the Var
darelli were standing by their horses; when sud
denly there was a great confusion and movement
in tho crowd, which opened at various places,
and down every street leading to the square, a
column of Neapolitan troops was seen advan
cing. The Vardarelli wero surrounded on all sides.
Perceiving at once that thoy were betrayed, they
sprang upon their horses and drew their sabres;
but at tho same moment the general took offhis
hat, which was the signal agreed upon ; the com
mand "Faccia in terra," was heard, aud the
spectators throwing themselves on their faces,
tho. soldiers hied over them, and nine of the
brigands fell to the ground, dead, or mortally
wounded. Those who were unhurt, seeing thev
had no quarter to expect, dismounted, and form
ing a compact body, fought their way to an old
castle, in which they took refuge. Two only
trusting to the speed of their horses, charged
tho group of soldiers that appeared tho loast nu
merous, shot down two of them, and succeeded
in breaking through tho others and escaping.
The woman owed her lifo to a similar piece of
daring, effected, however, on another point of
tho enemy's line, She broke through, and gal
loped off, after having discharged both hor pis
tols with fatal cnect.
. Tho attention of all was now turned to the
remaining twenty Vardarelli, who had taken ref
uge in the ruined castle. The soldiers advanced
against them, encouraging one another, and ex
pecting to encounter an obstinate resistance : but
to their surprise, they reached the gates of the
castle without a shot being fired at them. The
gate was soon beaten in aud the soldiers soon
spread themselves through the halls and galle
ries ot Ihe old building. But all was silence and
solitude; the bandits had disappeared.
Alter and hour had passed m rummaging eve
ry corner of the place, tho assailants were going
away in despair, convinced that their prey had
escaped them ; when a soldier who was stooping
down to look through the air hole of a cellar,
tell, shot through tho body.
Ihe Vardarelli, wero discovered; but still it
was no easy matter to get at them.
Instead ot losing men by a direct attack, the
soldiers blocked up the air-hole with stones, set
guard over it, and then going round to tho door
of tho cellar, which was barricaded on the inner
side, they heaped light faggots and combustibles
against it, so that the staircase was soon one im-
menso furnace. After a time tho door gave
way, and the fire poured a torrent into the re
treat of tho unfortunate bandits. Still a pro
found silence reigned iu the vault. Presently
two carbine shots were fired; two brothers, de
termined not to fall alive into the hanas of their
enemies, had shot each other in death, A mo
ment afterwards an explosion was heard; a bandit
had thrown himself into the names, and his cart
ridge-box had blown up. At last tho remainder
of tho unfortunate men being nearly suffocated,
aud sceinn that escape was impossible, surron-
dered at discretion, wero dragged through the
air-hole, and immediately bound hand and foot,
and conveyed to prison.
- As to the eight who had refused to come to
Foggta, and tho two who had escaped,ttiey wore
hunted down liko wild beasts, tracked lrom cav
em to cavern, and forest to forest. Some were
shot, others betrayed by the peasantry, some
gave themselves up, so that before tho year was
out all the Vardarelli were dead or prisoners.
The woman who had displayed such masculine
courage, was the only one who finally escaped.
She w?s never heard of afterwards.
Dow on matrimony.
Dow, Jr., closes a sermon on kissing with tlie
following quaint advice :
" I want you my young sinners, to kiss and
got married; and then devote your time to moral
ity and money-making. Then lot your homes
be well provided with such comforts and neces
saries as piety, pickles, pots and kettles, brush
es, brooms, beuevolence, bread, charity, checsp,
crackers, faith, flour, affection, cider, sincerity,
onions, integrity, vinegar, virtue, wine and wp
dom. Have all these always on hand, and hap
piness will be with you. Don't drink anything
intoxicating eat moderately, go about business
after breakfast lounge a little after dinner
chat after tea, and kiss after quarreling, and all
the joy, the peace and the bliss the earth can af
ford shall be yours, till the grave closo over you,
and your spirits are borne to a brighter and hap
pier world. So mote it be. "
No matter if you have been what is called n-
Ifortunate; it is better for you, as you will be led
to acknowledge before you die. If you had al
ways been prosperous in your business, you
would not know how to sympathise with others,
nor feel the luxury of doing good. Those men
whose lives have been unbroken series of sun
shine and prosperity, yet frequently morose and
crabbed, possess but very little of the milk of
Kindness. In the midst ot distress they are un
moved. They have no hearts of pity no tear
of affection to shed. One of the greatest bles
sings in life, look at it as you will, is occasional
ly to meet with a mishap to be unfortunate.
" Who has not known misfortune, never knew
Himself, or his own virtue"
says the poet, and it is as true as holy writ.
The best of men they who are real blessings
to mankind are among the number who have
met with the most misfortunes in life.
I never knew a marriage expressly for money
uiai uiu not enu UlUianmiv. let manncrinrr
moitiei's anci nearness daughters are continually
- - a e
piaymgtno saino unlucky game. 1 believe men
more fiequently many for love than women, be
cause iney nave a tree choice. 1 am afraid to
conjecture how large a portion of women marry.
who think they will never have a better chance,
and dread being dependent. Such marriages no
doubt sometimes Drove tolerably comfortable.
but a greater number would have been far happi
er single. If I may judge by my observation of
such matters, marrying lor a home is a most tire
some way of getting a living. Mrs. Childs.
Irish Allah's.
Tlio interminable proceedings in Ireland, ari
sing out ot tlie trial ot Mr.O'Conncl and the otlv
er " convicted conspirators, " have occupied great
space during the past and present week in the
newspapers. Ihe motion for a new trial was
made iu the Irish Court of Queen's Bench, on
Thursday, in a speech by Mr. Whiteside, which
consumed the greater portion of that day and the
day following. Altogether, there will be ten
speeches from counsel. The Court, it is expec
ted, will give its decision on the mooted points
to morrow (Thursday,) or it may bo on Friday.
No one expects that the motion will be granted.
Tho only question which possesses any real in
terest is this will O'Conncl and the other tra
versers be imprisoned before the writ of error,
which they intend carrying to the House of Lords,
is decided? It seems to be tolerably certain
that judgment cannot be passed during the pres
ent term, which is now drawing to a close. The
tactics of tiie traversers seem to have had refer
ence to this object, but tiding over the sentence
until the next term cannot escape it, and the pur
pose for which procrastination was originally tri
ed by the defendants has passed away. The
feeling which this motion for a new trial excites
in the public mind, is by no means commonsu
rate with the space which it fills in the daily press.
The truth is, that tho public are tired and sick of
this war of words, "full of sound aud fury, sig
nifying nothing. " Stimulants, however judici
ous in their way, may bo administered so as to
dostroy their good effects. So with this new
flood of repeal oratory from tho Dublin Four
Courts. Tho palate of the public has been fed
upon it so long, that it has at length become dis
tasteful, nauseous. All that is cared for is the
result. Besides, tho repeal mania in the sister
country has subsided so speedily, that tho inter
est which usually attaches to thoso who are be
hoved to bo " terribly in earnest," has evapora
ted. The slate of Ireland now, and her condi
tion twelve months ago, when the country was
burning with the repeal mania, shows the excita
ble not less than the unsteady character of the
people. Warner's Times.
The accounts from the Peniusula do not pre
sent any feature , of striking importance. The
butcheries which called forth tho indignant and
well-merited denunciation of Sir Robert Peel,
have been repeated, though on a less extensive
scale than that of late. The new law against
tho press, issued by Narvaez and Bravo, declares
that no one shall edit a paper without paying
1UDU reals annual taxes, and without lodging
12,000 reals caution money; and that no one
shall be a juryman to try a crimo of the press
who does not pay 8000 reals direct taxes. Wri
tings may bo subversive, seditious, or immortal
To reflect upon tho Sovereign's person, or the
Chambers, or tho Catholic religion, or to endoav
to destroy the fundamental law of tho State, is
subversive, and is to be punished with 80,000
reals fine.
General Lopez, who is said to bo concealed at
one of the foreign cmbassoys, has been cited by
Narvaez to appear in nino days, and take his trial
for some part which, it is pretended, ho played
in the recent insurrection at Alicant. The expe
dition against Morocco is fitting out, but Gener
al Prim, who was to have taken tho command has
refused tho appointment, and is about to visit
England for the purpose of effecting a reconcili
ation with Esnarterto. The Emperor of Moroc
co, on learning the hostile intentions of Spain,
immediately proclaimed a war ot religion against
the expected invaders, and called out 40,000
horsemen, to whom he assigned a rendezvous at
a point near the coast.
Queen Christina and her daughters were to
set out in a few days for the baths of Echevnlata,
in Guipuzcoa, by tho advice of their physicians.
They will bo accompanied by the whole of their
ministers. The number of provinces is to be in
creased by reducing the extent of those already
in existouce. The province of Madrid is to be
entitled the province of Menzanarcs, of which
Madrid will be the capital; and that of Toledo
will become tho province of the Tagus capital
Toledo. A skirmish had taken place between
the Queen's troops and the Cailist bands of the
Maaztrazz; the forces of tho latter aro said not
to exceed two hundred men, and must soon be
Important from Ilayti.
Tho Hume, Captain Conklm, arrived yester
day from St. Domingo. By her we have received
the annexed intelligence.
It appears that the rebel General had posses
sion of Maragona, St. Domingo, Anx Cayes, Jer
emie, Arcceibo, Lausanne, and Petriercvo. He
had massacred many of the whites and mulattoes
at the first named place.
Ihe General was waiting at Maragona for re
inforcements from tho interior, when, as soon as
received he would attack Port au Prince.
The whole place was in a horrible condition
the produce laying destroyed in the fields, and
such of the inhabitants as could were coming a-
way. There appeared to be several distinct par
The night Capt. C. left, his consignee came
off and wished the captain to smuggle his family
off' and take them to Port au Prince, as he was
fearful all tho whiles and mulattoes in Maragona
would bo murdered the following day. But he
was unable to bring off his family. On the 5th
of May, Captain C. carried between 3 and 400
women and children from the Maragona to Port
au Prince, many oftheni swimming off to his ves
sel. The President had "hot arrived at Port au
Prince, but was still among the Spaniards trying
to settle their difficulties aud would return to
Port au Prince as soon as possible.
LaterInteresting from Ilayti.
By the Trenton, Capt. Pitman, dates to the
12th i list., have been received. The army sent
from that place against the Spanish city of St.
Jago, was repulsed, after a few hundred of them
were killed, and a part of tho soldiers returned
homo and were disbanded.
General Pierrot recently collected an army in
the plains, and, without assigning any reason for
such a movement, marched it towards the Cape.
Great alarm was excited, particularly with the
mulattoes, who, it was supposed, were to be dri
ven off, if not personally injuled; but it seems
that his design was to raiso a foico sufficient to
sustain a position of tho independence of the
Government of Port au Prince. After ho had
marched an army of abont five thousand men in
to the Cape, the citizens of Capo Hay I ion uni
ted with him, and declared tho North division of
the island, including all the territory under the
rule of Chnstophe, independent of tho geueral
The Capo is full of soldiers, and business is
almost suspended. The plan generally desired
is, that the Island should be divided into three or
more states; each state to make its own laws and
to collect Us own revenues.
An army has been sent, within a few days,
over to iionaives, and was coruiatiy recoiveu,
which would appear that Gonaivcs had oined is
sue with the Cape. Port Paix and the Moie
which, it is said, have not come into the meas
ure of tho Haytien States, would necessarily be
brought to terms. The standard of the North,
by public proclamation, is the Ilaytien nag, with
a white star in the blue or upper half.
The export duty on codec had been raised
from twelve to twenty-three dollars per 1000 lbs,
The high price of colice, with the high duty
makc3 it amount almost to a prohibition to ship
it to the United States, at tho present rates there
Captain Mooie, of schooner falcon, reports
that while at Miragoauc, 4lh inst., on tho eve of
departuro direct for Boston, two hundred women
and children came on board, (earing an attack
from tho blacks, who were within throe miles of
Miragoanc. Captain Moore carried ilicm to
Port au Prince. Boston Courier, Mail 27.
Interesting from Central America.
Advices from Central America have been re
ceived at Ilavanna to 31st March. On the 7th
an army from the allied towns appeared before
Guatamala. Carrera, with his forces, met them
a few miles from the city, and after a slight en
gagement, entered into a Convention, by which
the Constitution was to be entirely changed,
the Assembly dissolved, and in its place a ''Gov
ernment Council" established. The Represen
tatives composing this Council, to be elected by
the people, ouo from each Department. The
Constitution formed by the Council to be sanc
tioned by another Council of double the number
of Representatives of tho former. Ecclesiastics
not to bo elected to public oflices, nor allowed
n any way to participate in the government offi
cers of justice to have stated salaries instead of
lees; to keep them from swindling the people.
Tho military force to be diminished, also civil
A high tariff lo be put on foreign articles that
can bo manufactured in the country. The As
sembly was immediately convened, ratified the
convention and dissolved.
A fire broke out at Esquintla on the 14th
March, which destroyed 200 of the principal
houses, betoro it was suoducd.
It appears that tho Government of Nicaragua,
rolusod to comply with some demands of the
British Consul General, in favor of certain Brr
lish subjects in that place. This wa9 tho cause
of the blockade mentioned ia our paper a few
days since. . -
Latest from Vnpo Ilaytien.
By the Duxbury brig Trenton, Capt. Pitman,
which left Cope Ilaytien on -the 12th inst. and
arrived at Boston, a lotter has been received at
the Merchants' Exchange Reading Room, con
firming tho repulso of tho army sent against St.
Jago. Gen. Pierrot with his army had entorod
Cape Ilaytien, ond tho inhabitants united with
him. I he Cape was full of soldiers and busi
ness almost supended. It was generally desi
red that the island should bo divided into three
or four States, each to make its own laws and
collect its own revonue. Ono method proposed
of paying' thff debt due Franco was to admit
French merchant vcssols free of port charge,
Gonaives has joined the Cape, and this will bring
Port Paix and the Mole to terms. The standard
of the north is proclaimed to be the Ilaytien flag
with a white star in the blue. The export duty
has been raised on coffee from $12 to $23 per
1000 lbs. ' "
From Guatemala.
Destructive Fire.- -We leam from Gua
temala that a very destructive fire raged in the
town of Esquihtla, on the afternoon of 24th
March, which destroyed two hundred houses be
longing to the principal inhabitants, many of
whom lost all they possessed.
Fire in Hinsdale.
IIeavv Loss. Tho Woolen Factory in Hins
dale, owned by Messrs. Richards and Carson,
the former of Hinsdale, and the latter of this
place, was destroyed by fire on Wednesday mor
ning last. Tho fire took in the garret, in a heap
of stock that had been stowed away there. It is
supposed to have been occasioned by spontane
ous combustion. Tho inhabitants rallied from
all parts of the town in a short time but the
flames had made such piogrcss that it was im
possible to stop them, or to save any considera
ble amount of the machinery. Mr. Richards'
loss is estimated at $17,000. 11c is an indus
trious man, and loses all his property by this dis
aster. Mr. Carson had offered his interest in
the mill for $5,000, but it probably-cost twice
that sum. No insurance on the building or
machinery. PhtsJieU Eagle.
Seven Persons Drowned. ,
The Baltimore Sun of yesterday says:--We
were informed yesterday of a most disastrous loss
of life in the Chcsepcake Bay. - Our informant
says, that a newly built vessel on her way to this
city, from some part of tho Eastern Shore of this
State, while on the mouth of the Petuxent, on
Thursday last, was capsized during a heavy
squall of wind, and that seven persons were '
drowned consisting of five females and two
males. The females were below, in the cabin.
whon the boat was blown over one of them
was the wife of the Captain, and two of them his
daughters. The Captain and one of tho hands
were saved. Wo were unablo to loam the
names of any of the poi sons, or the particular
place from whence tho vessel hailed. We have
reason to believe, however, that the melancholy
information given is true.
The Western (Mo.) Expositor of the 4th inst.
siys: About live hundred Oregon emigrants
have passed through our town this week, on then
way to the place of general rendezvous. .. A
mong the number, wo notice one gentleman
who has live negroes', which he intends taking
with him. We understand that they wereunwil-
ng that he should sell them or leave them in
this State, stating to their master that they wish
ed to jk with him to his new home that if Or- ,
cgon should turn out to bo a slave-holding coun
try, they still wanted to be his servants and if
it should prove to be otherwise, they still wished
to live in his family and serve him still. Under
these circumstances, he could not hesitate to
take his old and faithful servants along with him,
which ho intends doing.
Eioiit Ilovsia blown down two Steamboats
Wo learn by tho officers of the Sea Bird, arri
ved at our wharf from below, that a tornado
swept over the country bordering on the Ohio
river on Sunday last, devastating whole flusters
of timber to an extent not yet known. At Smith
land, four or five buildings were blown down,
and the Sultana, lying at the wharf, had both her
chimneys carried away. At Paducah three or
four houses wero blown over. The Sea Bird,
lost her pilot house three miles above New.
Madrid. It is feared that immense damages
havo been done to the country below Smith
land. Wo did Dot hear that there were any
lives lost, but from tho accounts which wo gath
er of the violence of the storm, we should not bo
surprised to hear so by the next arrival. Cincin
nati Commercial.
Temperance iu Massachusetts.
It is now with some difficulty that a person
can get anything stronger than coffee to drink in
.Massachusetts. No laws are so strongly en
forced as the license laws in that State, and
hence the difficulty. We understand that the
principal hotels in Boston, tho American and
Trcmont, have been prosecuted for selling wine
to gentlemen who stopped at these houses.
This state of things almost equals the famous
fifteen gallon law. ,
Schism Among the Mormons.
Tho last Warsaw Signal states that a rupturo
lias taken place among tho Mormons a respec-y
table number of the most intelligent members ot
that body having seceded, under tho guidance of
William Law, and setup for thomselues. It does
not appear that the religious views of the sece-
ders have undergone any material change. They
profess to behevo that Joseph bmith was once a'
true prophet, but contend that he is now fallen
from grace, and no longer worthy to remain at
tho head of the Church.
Flood iu the Arkansas. '
The Little Rock Gazette of the 15th, has the
The late freshets in Red, Washita, Saline, Ar
kansas, and White rivers, have done immense '
damage to property, along the whole extent, and
greatly disappointed the just expectations of our
farmers and planters. Along tho Arkansas riv
er, of which wo know most, the damage done to
the crops, and the loss of stocks, &c, must a
mount to from eighty to one hundred thousand
dollars. The high wator came 'when the cotton
was just up, nnd continued until a period too Into
successfully to plant. Even if it were not too
lato to plant, the fences are gonerally swept oft",
and, bofore they could bo repaired, the season
would be loo far advanced. . In addition to this,
seed is very scarce, and it is more than probablo
half the planters will not bo uble to'procure it.
Tlie rentccost. Thursday and Friday of laut
week were appropriated iu New' York city, to
tho celebration of a groat festival by tho Jews,
boing the 3150th anuiversary of thoir reception
of the law. Tho synngoguos were adorned with
the choicest flowers, emblematic of tho appear
once of Jerusalem in ancient times.
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