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MORAL REFLECTION, BY BISHOP HORNE. me sentiment by the Divine Herbert. Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright, Bridal of earth and sky ; The dew shall weep thy fall to-night, For thou, alas ! must die. Sweet Rose, in air whose odours wave, And color charms the eye; Thy root is ever in its grave— And thou, alas ! must die. Sweet Spring, of days and roses made, Whose charms for beauty vie ; Thy days depart—thy roses fade, Thou too, alas 1 must die. Be wise then mortal while you may, For time does swiftly fly ; The thoughtless soul that laughs to-day To-morrow too may die. TO THE MEMORY OE AFFECTION. There is a grief that sheds no tear, A sorrow to the world unknown; The voice of friendship cannot cheer— ’Tis sacred, noiseless, an4 alone : And yet it breathes in agony, And lifts to Heaven the suppliant eye ! Nor festal scene—nor social mirth, Nor the great crowd’s unheeding ken, Can rouse the soul that weeps for worth, And mourns among the sons of men : For memory casts a lingering gaze At the fond scenes of former days ! Lamented loss!—the harp may dwell In vain on life’s enchanting power, When thou wert here ! Ah who can tell Thy angel care in childhood’s hour: Accomplished, elegant and true ; Beloved by .all—-resembling few. No voice can waken ever more Those strains she sweetly sung at even ; 'Mute are the chords her hand run o’er, That seem’d to echo sounds from heav’n! Lorn the piano stands of late, Each key is still and desolate ! A here now shall those sad orphans roam? On what kind bosom find relief? Gloom shades their once loved happy home ; And they are young to drink of grief: Ah ! when the widowed bird hath fled, What woes'th’ unfledg’d dove may dread! What sorrow will that lone one feel, Who dwells on India’s distant shore; W hen the sad news shall slowly steal That this fond parent is no more : And they will mourn on England’s Isle, A ho felt her long lost parting smile 1 Go, saint-like sp’Lr 7.0 thy rest. Where widowed virtue'knows no tear; While thou with kindred souls art blest, This bliss will be a solace here : Tho’ light that cheer’d a happier day, O’er sorrow’s urn now sheds its ray ! Lines from Lord Byron to his wife on the sixth anniversary of their marriage. This day of all hath surely done Its worst for me and you ; ’Tis now sis years since we were one, And five since we were. two. MISCELLANY. VENTRILOQUISM. From.the Albany Daily Advertiser. Mr. Nichols, the ventriloquist, (a young American', now in this city) gave a hu morous specimen of his art last evening, in Market street. Walking with a friend between 9 and 10 o’clock, past the cor ner of Church and Market streets, where a well was sinking, the surface being slightly covered with loose boards, his companion suggested to him that it of fered a good opportunity to exert his powers of speech. Two or three persons happened to be near the spot, when Mr. Nichols raised one of the boards, and asked who was down there ? No answer was returned. He again asked, did I not hear some one down here calling for help ? A voice answered from the bottom of the well, yes sir 1 Mr. N.-—How came you down there ? Voice—-The workmen left me here and shut the well; O, my friend, put down a ladder or rope and help me out. By this time 30 or 40 persons had assembled, uttering curses on the work men for leaving the man in the well. One man recognized in the voice old Tony Schuyler, a black man, said he knew him ; he now called out to him, “ Tony is that you?” Voice—Yes, sir; help me out, I am almost frozen and drowned. The man asked how long he had been there ? Two hours ; O put down a ladder ! By this time there had arrived a number of lan tliorns, ropes, ladders, 8cc. Mr. N. now waided off, and left the deceived multi tude preparing to draw Tony up frorti the well. Their lights, however, soon convinced them that Tony was not there. Now a warm dispute arose among those who said it was all a hoax, and those who swore they heard Tony. The wri ter left them in the height of their dis pute, and went home. ■' mm - ^ ice stings us, even in our pleasures; %it virtue consoles us, even in our pains. LAW INTELLIGENCE. CRIM. COX. Court of Common Pleas—City and County of JVew- York. John Ferguson, vs. Thomas Thompson, sion to grant the freedom of elective franchise to people of colour, is a dash at the higher walks in life, and attempts to imitate their fashionable neighbors. This was an action brought by Ferguson, a black gentleman of respectability, to recover damages against Thompson, a very decent colored man and a stage dri ver, for seducing plaintiff’s wife and des troying his comfort and peace of mind. It is true, that in this case there were no proofs of settlements—pin money splendid equipage—elopements—duels, and doctors commons, and all those regu lar gradations which accompany an esta blished case of English crim con; yet the plaintiff was an honest black citizen, a little “ declining in the vale of years” as Othello says, who had married a young and handsome mulatto, but who, it ap pears, was not in court. Thompson, the defendant, was also an old beau, and had an excellent character, and was, withal, a man of property. It appeared by the testimony, that Thomp son brought sundry packages to plain tiff’s wife, and by these little gratuitous attentions won her affections and carried her off; and it also appeared in evidence that in the midst of these miscellaneous proceedings, a child was born, which nei ther party owned. Witnesses were exa mined to prove that Ferguson had ill treated his wife, and frequently turned her out of doors ; and the court charged the jury that exemplary damages should be awarded where the peace of mind and happiness of the husband had been in jured ; but if it appeared he had used his wife ill without cause, and had turned her out of doors, he himself created a barrier to any compensation. The jury retired for some time, and brought in a verdict of two hundred and fifty-two dollars and the costs. A number of black ladies and gentle men attended this interesting trial; they were neatly and fashionably dressed ; and the ladies blushed a little when examined on the delicate investigation.—\Advo. From the Baltimore Telegraph. Electioneering Candour.—We copy the following curious address from the 44 Ohio Interior Recorder” of the 6th ult: Xenia, August 30, 1821 , Fellow-Citizens—Without counsel with ' any man, or set of men, I offer myself to your consideration as a candidate for a seat in the house of representatives of .this state. I deem it inexpedient to make you any promises of what I can, or will do for you, if elected, as patriotism has almost departed this life. Suffice it to •say, that it is your Three Dollars per day I am principally in pursuit of. Yours, with esteem, THOMAS GILLESPIE, PATENT SAW MILL. Messrs. Eastman and Houghton, from the state of Maine, have lately erected at Cogswell’s gun factory, near Troy, one of their patent saAv mills, for cutting si ding or weather boards, hogshead and barrel heading, &c. On Saturday after noon, Ave had the satisfaction of examin ing this mill, and of seeing it in opera tion. Highly as we had heard it spoken of by others, it far exceeded our expecta tions ; and we believe it will prove one of the most useful, as it is certainly one of the most ingenious inventions which our country can boast. The construction of it is entirely original, and the merit of the invention belongs to Mr. Robt. East man, an ingenious mechanic of Bruns Avick, Maine, who secured the patent about two years since. Were we competent to the task, a des cription of the machinery Avould exceed the limits of a newspaper paragraph. Suffice it to say, that the saw consists of a circular plate of sheet iron, of about 18 inches in diameter, and with 8 teeth in the circumference. It is moved by a band, and revolves 12 or 1500 times in a mi nute, cutting the hardest timber without the least difficulty. The log is sawed half j through, or from the sap to the heart at : a cutting, and may be graduated to suit j timber of any dimensions. The maclnne ! ry is so constructed, that the mill tends itself, the log being rolled, and gauged by an apparatus which goes by water. The advantages of this mill are numerous and important. In the first place, the boards sawed in this mill are far superior to those manufactured in the ordinary Avay, being much truer and more durable. Se j condly, it is a great saving in lumber, | since all kinds of timber, whether fissile S or not, may be wrought into boards and i heading without Avaste. Thirdly, there 1 is a great saving of time and labour. J On the Avhole, we are clearly of the ; opinion, that this will prove to be a valu able invention. Mills of this construc | tion are hoav in operation in most of the ; eastern states, and are found, after a fair experiment, to exceed the benefits Avhich i had been anticipated.—[/fiT. Statesman, ■ VALUABLE BOOKS. GIDEON DAVIS, Bridge St. George town, has on hand the following BOOKS, which he offers for sale on t’ k most reasonable terms, viz : Travels of Anacharsis Milton’s Paradise Lost—Lalla Rookh Rollin’s Ancient History, 8 vols. Beloe’s Herodotus—Murphey’s Tacitus Plutarch’s Lives—Paley’s Philosophy Works of Alexander Hamilton Ferguson’s Rome—Gibson’s do. Ramsay’s Universal History History of England, by Flume and Bisselt Woodfall’s Junius—Bozman’s Maryland History of Chili Edwards’s History of the West Indies History of the French Revolution, and the wars growing out of it, by Stephens Gillies’ Greece Marshall’s Life of Washington Life of General Eaton I Life of General Green j Steward’s Philosophy—Reid’s Works | Virginia Debates on the Constitution of I the United States i Blunt’s Coast Pilot | M‘Mahon on Gardening i Hutton’s Mathematics Edwards on the Will Ferguson on Civil Society Johnson’s Lives of the Poets Say’s Political Economy ; Ganalth’s do.—Tracy’s do. Burgh’s Dignity of Man I.ocke’s Essay on the Understanding Ancient Geography, by D’Anville American Eloquence, being a selection of American speeches Adams’ Antiquities Lectures on Rhetoric, by the hon. John j Q. Adams Burke’s Woi’ks Black’s Lectures on Chemistry Barlow’s Columbiad, elegant Campbell’s Rhetoric C1 eveland’s Mineralogy Cuvier’s Theory of the Earth Dobson’s Petrarch Memoirs of Cardinal De Retz Emporium of the Arts and Sciences ' i Europe after the Congress of Aix-Ia Chapelle Erskine’s Speeches Gleanings on Husbandry ' Grattan’s Speeches History of Quadrupeds Harrup’s Irish Rebellion 1 Johnson’s Travels in Russia, Poland, &<;. Ireland Vindicated, by M. Carey Elements of Criticism, by Lord Kaimes Lady Morgan’s France Lempriere’s Classical Dictionary Orations of Demosthenes, translated by Lelard Langdroft’s Voyages Mifrray ’ s 'Cliemis try Russell’s Modern Europe ’ Malthus on Population O’Reiley’s Greenland Portraiture of Quakerism, by Clarkson Peters’ Letters to his Kinsfolk Roscoe’s Lorenzo de Medici Robinson’s Charles the Fifth Riley’s Narrative—Select Reviews Schoolcraft’s View of the Lead Mines in Missou-ri, &c. Sully’s Memoirs—Thucydides Tuckey’s Expedition to the North Pole U. States and G. Britain, by R. Walsh Wirt’s Life of Patrick Henry Watts on the Mind Warren’s American Revolution LAW BOOKS. Coke’s Reports, 7 vols. Chitty’s Pleadings, 3 vols. Do. on Bills—Do. Criminal Law Taunton’s Reports—East’s Reports American Digest, 2 vols. Harrison’s Chancery, 2 vols. Bosanquet and Puller’s Reports, 5 vols. Schoals and Lefroy’s Reports, 2 vols. Burrows’ Reports, 5 vols. Massachusetts Reports, 14 vols. Coke’s Littleton, 3 vols. Maule and Selivyn’s Reports, 3 vols, Crauck’s Reports, 9 vols. Blake’s Chancery Practice Blackstone’s Commentaries Campbell’s Reports Dernford and East’s Reports, 8 vols, Day’s Reports, 4 vols, Harris and M‘Henry’s Reports, 4 vols, Henning and Munford Reports Jacob’s Law Dictionary Munford’s Reports Magistrate’s Guide Montague’s Spirit of Law Sheppard’s Touchstone Vattel’s Lav/ of Nations All of which are to be had as above on the most reasonable terms. October 2 ENOCH C. BREEDIN, Attorney at Law, RACT1SES in the superior and in ferior Courts of Jefferson and Lou doun counties. For the information of persons residing at a distance, he would remark, that Charlestown, Shepherdstown, Smithfield, - - and this place, are in Jefferson; and Lees burg, Middleburg, and Hillsborough, are in Loudoun, Harper-Ferry, June 23, 1821. BLANK WARRANTS For Sale at thF Office.. A LIST OF LETTERS < Remaining in the Post-Office at Harpc re Ferry, on the Is? of October, 1821. ** A. David Adam, 2 Frederick Adamson ./antes Allen John Allison B. Milly Butler Fanny Butler Marb. Buckles JVathan Benton Dorothy Brown J. C. Buckles Mr. Baughman Henry Buckles R. C. Brcedin Braden id Conard c. Elizabeth Lurrens James Calbert Peter Curley Oliver Calamo John Cow gill Thomas Coulter Ruth Crawford John Casiour _ D. j-’etcr uilLO'-iD Ascl Davis James uuicn Elizabeth Evans, 2 Susannah Ever soli F. Jacob Foreman John Foreman J. G. Funson Isaac Fouke William Fletcher Mary Ann Fisher G. John Garrett John A. Gore Robert Gallaner H. Joseph Houigrave William Hickman Frederick Hendshay John Henkle, 2 Catharine Henkle Daniel Henkle, 2 Samuel Hobbs John Hoeueland J. Christian Jacobs k. Mary Kenney Thomas Keyes John Kalb L. KsUt* OULl/Li JLjLI V till Lotiisa H. Lavall UU• JJ • MjUJCUC! Joseph Lancaster M. John P. Mi Guire Charles Mills Jacob M^ Barren Dennis MlPhele?mj Eliza Miller George Malleary Patrick Munford George Miller Thomas MiKnight Morgan & Shult Uriah A. Arorris Peter Areff Hugh Quinn vvm. jt. ixgwls, y George Richards \ William Sfiencer | Amos Sigler, 2 John Scheaffer W?n. Stidman, Sen. Cornelius Seaman Chris. Stonebraker John Smith i. w navies lay lot John S. Tyson Jacob R. Thomas j^eonara 1 nomas Margaret 7'ho max Catharine omfison vv . Charles F. Wilstach James Walton Jacob Wart Y. Conrad Yeager F. BECKHAM, P. M. October 2 TAXES. ' ~ ALL persons owing Taxes and Public Dues are informed that the same are now due. Those owing at Harpers-Ferry are requested to call on me and settle them, as prompt payment will be requir ed. S. W. LACKLAND, D. S. For D. Morgan. August 14, 1821. FOR SALE, A Valuable Female House Servant. FOR further particulars, inquire of Thomas S. Bennett, of Shepherds town, or William Graham, of Harpers Ferry. August 7, 182L—tf. WANTED TO HIRE, A NEGRO BOY, who is capable of taking care of a horse; also, a Fe male Servant, who understands all kinds of house work.. Inquire of the PRINTERS, August 14, 1821. Shaving, Hair-Dressing, £jc, WILLIAM PRIMM Shaves /or six cents exceeding well? None in this town can him excel; His soa/i is good, his razors keen? Walk in? kind Sirs? he’ll shave you clean. SHOULD any gentleman doubt the truth of the above, he is respect fully invited to make an experiment.— W. P. assures the public, that, though he does not shave quite so deep as many of the modern Grand Shavers? yet he flat ters himself that he will leave a sensation far more pleasurable. Therefore, those who are fond of smooth chins and agree able feelings will promote their own com- * fort and add not a little to his interest, by giving him a call. N. B. Hair-dressing performed in the most elegant style.; and, still further to evince a disposition to please his custom ers, gentlemen are informed that he will have Blacking done for them in the neat ' est manner, by which means, if they are > not already distinguished for solid ac quirements, they will at least become conv spicuous for shining /arts. 1 August 14, 1821.