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capacity, they will please notify us.
taiphsfet Price, MillviHe, Clayton county,
ohn King, P. M.
John Shaw, P. Mi
Andrew F. Rus$^
Maj. Sherfey,
V. R. Tompkins,
Wm. R. Rankin,
Neluon Hastings,
S. C. Trowbridge
Jtjfl Levencb, Mtri00 Linn County, 1
Wm. Chambers, J?
John Ronalds, Harrison,1-outs. Countf
Bernhsrt Henn. Darlington, De. Motne.
A.»» Ladd, Tort Malison, Lee Co.
-y Tho Postmaster General has decided that po*
m3y
frank letters containing remittances tb
LblWrs, in payment of subscriptions.
JOB PRINTING.
Tai office of the Herald being well supplied will
g™t variety of Job Type, the Proprietor is pre
pared to execute in the neatest style,
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ITS VARIOUS
BOOKS,
I'lUPHtETf,
('intunaa,
Hisn-lhw*,
CARDS,
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£bucl) as
IILCSTS,
BILLS or LAMM»
BALL TICKITS,
JCSTICF.S' BUSX*,
BLAKK Der.ns, &«
II. MUSGKAVE,
1vkrtnale mnd Retail Grocer, FarwarMmg
mud Commission Merchant, tvm
Dealer in Produce,
BLOOIUSGTOS, IOWA RUITRITOBT.
ADAM OGILVIE,
I Jtti
Foi warding and Comihiaaion
Blcomingluti, Iowa.
W. F. DEWEBEB,
forwarding and Commission
BLODMIXOTOK, I. T.
B.
COV ELL,
AND PHYSICIAN,
WVOMISH, I. T.
DOCTOR HTKEE,
S U E O N
Orric* OX CHRSSUT STKKIT, BITWIEX
AKD Sl!COML».
JJAVE associated themselves together fwi
SE.
Fnowx
DRS. SMITH & REEDEII
practice of Medicine, and they offtr thcr set-
Tie^ire vub,Lc
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n1ra,ly\
GT0{FIM on Second street, near HoLingswortlrt ...
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Drug store.
OrnrE.
WM, G. WOODWARD^:
ATTORNEY AT LAL,
BLOOMINGTON, IOWA.
IRAD C. DAY,
T. S. PARVIN,
ATTORNEY AT LA W
BLOOMINOTOX, I. T.
S. C. HASTINGS,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LA
•V BLOOMI JTOTOX, I. T.
i t'liliin
mvt
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GEORGE GREENE,
'^fttamev and Counsellor at Ixne,
MARION, LIXK CO., I. T.
J. W. PARKER,
A O N E Y A A
DAVKXPOIW, I. T.
Tirrox, CIDAI Co.,. I. T.
d^Will practice in the several courts of the Teti
1
WE B. TYSON,
FORWARDING & COMMISSION
WILLIAM R. RANKIN opee and rich as Croesus, and repel their
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
WHEELING, VT.
HOUSE, SIGN AND OENA V! ENTAL
PAimmstv*
HARGRAVES will attend
to
the above
business, in all its various branches, with neat
MM accuracy and dasptteh. Also, (Hating and Gild
Any business entrusted to him will receive
Prompt attention, and be executed ins workmanlike
banner. 4-ay Bloomington, Nov. 20.
IRON & KAILS.
large assortment of Iron,
VERY
fcwfbr*flh.'
VO­
Naib and
the manufacturer, very
JOHN ZEIGZER.
1-lf
OXJD WINTER IB CCMOSCjp^,,^
)J Winter is coming again -alack!
How icy and cold is be!
&P cares not a pin foi a shivering back,
iLj.'s a saucy old fellow to while and blaMU^
jt' whistles his chills with a wonderful knack,
1 For a jolly old fellow is he!
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Dubuque,
Bcllview, Jackson do
Davenport, Scott do
Wyoming, Muscatine co»
Ilontpelier, do
Tipton, Cedar county
Rochester, do
JownCity, Johnson co.
|, witty old fellow this winter »,
A m^ghtyokl fellow of glee,
cracks his jokesjupon the pretty sweet miss,
lie wrinkly old madden that's unfit to Jlift
iid freezes the dew of their lips—for this
Is the way with such fellows as he!
)ld winter's a frolicksome blade I wot
He is wild in his humor and free!
"ie'Il whistle along for the want of thought,"
\nd set all the warmth of our furs at nought,
\nd ruffle the laces the pretty girls bowgfe^,
For a frolicksome fellow is he!
Old winter is blowing his gusts along,
And merrily shaking the tree!
A merry old fellow is he!
Ok! winter's a wicked old chap I ween
As wicked as ever you'll see!
He withers the flowers so fresh and green—
And bites the pert nose of the maid of sixteen,
As she flippantly walks in "maidenly sheen—
A wicked old fellow is he!
Old winter's a tough old fellow for blows,
As tough ever you'll see!
He'll trip up our trotters, and r*nd our clothes,
And stiffen our limbs from fingera to toes—
He minds not the cry of his friends or his foes,
A driving old fellow is he!
A
conning old fellow is winter, they say,
A cunning old fellow is he!
He peeps in the crevices day by day,
To see how we're passing our time away,
And marks all our doings from grave to gay—
I'm afraid he is peeping at me!
Line* wrtUen in IHjetUmu
Here was a biril that sang to
9^
A ditty sweet and wild
He
sat upon yon broken tree,
And sang to me, a child
But he hath hush'd his little lay,
And plum'd hi)* wing and flown away.!
There was a heart that beat for me,
Its love as all divine
^3CTrBpt85VrmovwJiE aywpadiy,1
And eyes that turned to mine
That heart is cold, and dim those eyes,
That spirit dwells above the dues!
There was a silent tear that stole
When grief WM at my heart
Ifethought it eased my suffering soul
Of sorrow's load a part:
My heart with grief is bending low,
But Oh! that tear hath ceased to flow.
LADIES—THINK OF THIS.
Vile men owe much of their vileness
to WOMEN OF CHARACTER, who hardly ev
er seruple to receive them into their soci
ety, if the men be rich, talented and fash
—4 onable, even though they have been guil
,.y of ever to much baseness to other wo
t|*imen."
i Who said that It is "true as a book"
x, .w£ ~and truer than a great many books
If S embraced in the forgoing paragraph. It is
A. jr. PIMPLE, Tailor,
astonishing to us that ladies, both married
G^SAOR O« SKCOSO STHKET OWISITI TBK POST and unmarried, and who appear to valwe
their characters, and who certainly movft
with much ton in society, will receive in
to their parties and caress—nay, will not
hesitate to be seen in public places, arm
in arm with men whose characters are
pretty well understood to be bad in the
worst sense, that should be odious and
A O N E Y A
BLOOMIXOTOX, IOWA TKB.
„hitttrn:c'fSa" •bO'nin.bl. «, pore M. mind. W.
have even seen the society of such people
honored and preferred over men of exem
plary characters, merely because the latter
could not be called rich or fashionable.—
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WJBEMMs T, rmmMsm Mtrumma*
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From morning till night he will sing his song,
Now moaning and short—now howling |nd long,
His voice is loud for his lungs aro strong!?*
feft
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which are written these days, and that
do not contain half so much value as i«
Such an error as this in the female sexf is
a positive injury to the cause of sound
morals. Ladies need not wonder at the
iniquity there is in the other sex, as long
ai they do not make guilt a disqualifying
circumstance against them. They should
sciorn even the approach of such wretches
—^for wretches they are, though high in
an
affront and insult to their
tsek. Let them do this/ and the guilty
wduld soon fall to the ignominious level
to which their infamous conduct should
reduce them. We would not be unjust
in ihis matter, but really we never can see
ladies of quality allowing themselves, un
der any circumstances, in the company of
men whose chastity is suspected, without
having our own fears that all is not inno
cent on their own side. A woman, as wel'
is a man, should be known by the pom
pany she keeps. ,,
The number of British and Canadians
killed at the battle of the Windmill, as
jworn to by a British officer, on the ex
amination ot the patriot prisoners at King
ion, was 442 a battle in which 180 pat-*
fought agaiflftt 6000 Canadian militia
ibout *jf ret"
riots
and about
regulars.
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T.,
REMARKS OP MR. GREENE,
On the Resolution relative to the Printing of the
Law*.
MR. PRESIDENT What advantage can ac
crue to the citizens of this Territory by laying
the resolution on the table, and thereby defer
its passage for two or three weeks or what
want of courtesy and magnanimity will the
members of this Council evince by opposing
the bombastic and unnecessary exertions of
the gentleman fropi Van Buren (Mr. H.) to
retard the passage of the resolution until eveiy
member of the Council be present, which
event may not occur during the session? I can
comprehend no advantage to the Territory in
sustaining the gentleman's motion, or want of
courtesy and magnanimity, in now disposing
of the resolution in relation to tho printing' of
the laws. It is a matter that has been aoiusterl
before this legislature four weeks, and it is
important and highly necessary, that it be now
consummated. We have at present no other
business before os. In a few days we shall
be crowded with subjects of legislation, which
will require the utmost perseverance and expe
dition to complete during the present session,
and unless we dispose of that resolution be
fore that flood of business comes upon us, we
shall be obliged to neglect business of vastly
more importance and interest to our constitu
ents than the mere question of who shall
irint the laws 1" We have but a rew days
for the transaction of three-fourths of the
business of the present session, and expedien
cy, duty and justice to our constituents, ren
ders it incumbent upon us to finish it as it
comes up before us, and not defer all till the
last day, and then leave half unfinished. It
is likewise important to the publisher who
gets the printing of the laws, to know the fact
immeJiately, that lie may procure materials
and employ hands for the purpose. Still, the
ntagnonimouM gentleman from Van Buren, in a
flow of mighty bombastic declamation, con
tends that the subject is so all-important, so
vitally momentous, so thrillingly absorbing to
the citizens of this Territory, that we must
postpone further action upon it. And why?
Because two or three members of the Council
without leave of absence assumed the respon
sibility of visiting their homes. What an as
tounding conclusion Are we, Mr. President,
to neglect OUR duty as the people's servants,
because two or three members of the Council
are absent and especially in a case so unim
portant to those member* and their constitu
ents as the mere question of who shall print
the laws? The gentleman preached long and
loud of the importance of the subject now be
fore the Council, and how deeply interested
and fatally involved the pepple were in the re
sult, which is tinctured with about as much
common sense and consistency as are his re
marks generally upon the subject. The laws
br.ir.g well printed and"fairly distributed i§ the
extent of the interest lliey have am) uli they
care about. It ii trim UuM i» p»H»ical *iew^
they aiay hsvrs preference in the prlnTerTarid
that preference, or the preference of the major
ity, should have its influence upon our votes
on this occason. I am confident that three
fifths of my constituents would, were it left to
them, vote the printing to John H. M'Kenny
and judging from the last general election in
this Territory, I am equally confident that a
very decided majority of the gentleman's (Mr.
Hall) constituents would do the same. But
still he imbibes that political creed that will
induce him to comply with the wish of the mi
nority in preference to that of the majority
because his political views and prejudices dic
tate the former course. I shall, in voting a
gainat the motion before the Council, and in
voting for the amendment as made by the
House of Representatives, be complying strict'
ly with what 1 believe to be the choice of my
constituent and a majority of the citizens of
this Territory. The magnanimous gentleman
from Van Buren talked wonderously about the
magnanimity of the Whig members, of his
own magnaeimity, and of his supposed mag
nanimity of the Democratic members of the
Council. This reminds me of Mie gentleman's
magnanimous course, and that of his brother
Whigs, when they moved to take the resolu
tion From the table that had pieriou^y been
introduced by Mr. Hastings relative to the
printing of the laws. The resolution had been
aid on the table at the especial request of Mr.
Hastings, till he should return from Blooming
ton, and the Council unanimously acceded to
it. But a favorable opportunity offered itself
during the absence of Mr. Hastings, for the
Whig members to evince and make public
their magnanimity, integrity and courtesy.—
Thinking that they had a majority in the Coun
cil during Mr. Hastings' absence, they at once
united upon the scheme of calling the resolu
tion up before his return, and bestow the print
pository of federal
ly
e. In vain they
were tuld that the author of the resolution ex
pected from their own conduct and avowels,
that the resolution would lay upon the table
till his return—in vain were they called upon
to show a little courtesy to the absent gentle
man, in a matter in which he and his constitu
ents were ultimately concerned—but alas! to
a man, they insisted upon the matter beinf in
stantly decided. One of their number at last
consented to defer the final passage of the ics
olction till the next day, when the unexpected
return of the absent member baffled their most
magnanimous object. The gentleman may
wefl talk of magnanimity when he reflects on
conduct upon that and many other occasons.
With as much consistency might a besotted
drunkard speak of and laud his own temperate
and moral habits, or the voluptuous spend
thrift of nis hardy economy.
And that awful imprecation from that aw
fully magnanimous gentleman upon all who
vote against bis noble will, cannot but have
its influence upon my mind, and elevate my
views of the gentleman's magnanimity, man
ners, and courtesy. Strange as it may appear
tu the gentleman,
I
apprehend no fears from
the borrowed appeal, the blood be upon your
own heads" if you don't act as I shall in this
matter.
Mr. President:—The gentleman uttered
strange things about the personal and political
prejudices of all those who do not act with
him on this occasion. And like his favorite
organ, the Hawk-eye, is disposed to condemn
all as vile, impious and senseless, wbo do not
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act and think consistent with his vltfito} by
which stand the gentleman gives us afill move
convincing aud authentic proofs of his magna
nimity and gentlemanly conduct.
There are many reasons, Mr. President, why
I shall not give my vote in favor of that false
reporter, the Hawk-eye. In the first place,
the vile, false and impious assaults' upon al
most every Democratic member of this Legis
lative Assembly, induce* me to oppose^iim.
Firm and inflexible integrity, purity aud hon
esty, are alike odious to him when blended in
the person of a Democrat. And then his po
litical course has been and is such as to in
duce every lover of truth, consistency, and our
free repuublican institutions, to oppose this
vile and groveling career. And the cause that
he labors so ardently to sustaiu, is that which,
in my estimation, will prove injurious to the
best interests of our common country, if it
prevails. And in addition to those I have al
ready stated, there is still one other important
reason why I cannot conscienciously vote for
the Hawk-eye, and that is the corrupt and base
inducements held forth by its editor, to induce
me to vote in his favor. He one day in the
lobby of this hall, when there was some ac
tion relative to the resolution providing for the
printing of the Journal, accosted me in sub
stance as follows :—"I fear, Mr. G., that my
friends will not succeed in voting to me a share
of the public patronage I have been to the
expense of about $1000 in procuring materials
with the expectation of receiving a share—and
it shall be for your interest to go for me." In
what estimate, Mr. President, should a man of
that character be held Is it not evident that
he wished to secure my support by intimating
that I should be benefited for it, aud my inter
est thereby extended And what is that bet
ter than an attempt to bribe I know not to
what extent the editor might have carried his
diabolical attempt, had I lent a listening ear to
such corruption. Nor do 1 know to what ex
tent he may have succeeded with certain gen
tlemen who are laboring so powerfully to ad
vance his interest. But I do know that no
gentleman could receive such an intimation
and not consider himself grossly insulted. It
is in that light that I view this bold and vil
lainous attempt, and with that view, cannot
entertain any but a hearty dislike and utter con
tempt of the man, as well as the medium of
his violent thoughts and designs. I cannot
give my support to uourish a viper that will,
when fed and sustained, turn upon and bury its
poisonous fangs in the boiom of its preserver.
I have my political preferences, as every
man that takes part in politics must have, and
I acknowledge freely, that I prefer bestowing
patronage on that press which advocates and
promotes honestly and fairly those principles
which I imbibe. But h^d Johu H, M'Kenny,
or any other publisher of a Democratic paper,
made the same attempt, 1 should feel aud act
towards him as I now feel and act towards the
publisher of the Hawk-eye. The geiiUemau.
from Van Buren says that lie nas been more
fortunate than myself, and that no such at
tempt has been made upon him. AH that may
be, and wiiy Because the wily and saga
cious editor knew him to be already a submis
sive tool, and that the fear of censure and the
love of praise in the columns of the Hawk
eye, would keep him straight.
EXTRACT FROM THE REMARKS or MR. HAS
TINGS, ON THE PRINTING RESOLUTION.
Mr. President—I submit to the considera
tion of this Council, a certain statute in force
in this country, which 1 think will decide the
merits of the two gentlemen who are appli
cants for the printing of the laws of the pres
ent session.
I
refer,'gentlemen, to a certain
section of an act defining crimes and punish
ments," and ask them to consider whether from
the disclosures made by the gentleman from
Linn, (Mr. Greene) the publisher of the Hawk
eye aud Patriot is not gailty of one of the most
Ueinous and despicable offences known to our
criminal code. The gentleman from Linn (Mr.
G.) has announced to us the fact, that this ed
itor, in his enthusiasm for a share of legisla
tive patronage, proposed to amply reward him
(Mr. G.) if he would espouse his interests.
Now what does the gentleman from Van
Buren (Mr. Hall) say for tho merits of this
poor persecuted printer, as he calls him?
Where is his holy horror for all tilings dishon
est, disreputable, and ungenerous, when he
supports a man of this character for the impor
tant and responsible station of printer of the
laws of this Territory.
Thu gentleman from Van Buren (Mr. H.)
appeals to us as generous and magnanimous
men, legislating for a magnanimous populaHon%
(using the gentleman's very beautiful lan
guage) to lay these resolutions on the table un
til the return of Messrs. Hawkins and Wal
lace, and says if we do not do so, the "blood
will be upon our own heads.'* He "swears by
the God that made him, and calls Heaven ana
earth to witness that he could not be so desti
tute of courtesy, generosity and magnanimity,
as to vote against laying these resolutions on
the table onlil the return of Messrs. Hawkins
and Wallace. This is high language, sir, and
as Heaven »nd earth seem not to obey the gen
tleman's solemn invocations to testify in his
favor, 1 will introduce some testimony of not
quite so high authority, still I think the gen
tleman will not contradict it. 1 introduce the
Journals of the Council of the 3d of Decem
ber! of the present session iu judgement
against that gentleman. These journals show
that the gentleman from Van Buren did,
on
.hat day, cast six votes against laying these
printing resolutions on the tables although my
self, who was the author of these resolutions,
and had introduced them for the benefit of two
of my constituents, was then absent by leave
of the Council.
It
will be ^collected,
•bout two weeks previous to Thursday,
introduced Joint Resolutions'giving
:~m-.
jurjvuM—jOMJr Mi
EM I»
that
I bad
to Russell
i, Hughes, of the Bleomiugton Herald* the
printing of the laws thaUfaey were laid
upon
the table and made the order of the
day
5ound
for the
2d of December. When that day arrived, the
'entieman from Van Buxen (Mr. HO was
voting in the affirmetipe of sif fiMces
sive motions, made by the Whigs* to take up
and dispose of these resolutions in my i^sence
Where then, sir, was this boasted
and courtesy? Where hie
these unhallowed efforts to take
my absence. 1 ask gentlemen to
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attack made on that occasion, by Whigs oo
the Democrats becavee one of tbeir members
was absent, and then say that there is no patty
feeling with the Whig gentlemen of Una
Council. Why sir, the Whigs have always
moved here as one man—and on that occasion
they moved shoulder to shoulder, in six suc
cessive efforts to deprive Messrs. Russell and
Hughes of that share of the public printing
which they are ao justly entitled to. Nothing
sir, induces me to refer to those proceedings,
but the singular and extraordinary course of
the gentleman from Van Buren (Mr. Hall.) I
must say I have never witnessed such duplici
ty and barefaced hypocricy, as ha* been ex
hibited by that gentleman to-day. Some few
days since, struggling with five others to dis
pose of the printing in my absece, knowing
that 1 was the author of those resolutions, and
now, with his eyes rolled towards Heaften, he
expresses hia great horror at the impudence
and present pit on of us poor Democrat®, who
dare set here and discharge our duty to our
constituents, iu the absenee of two Whig
members..
In order to extrieate himself from the du
plicity of his course, the gentleman says that
I had abandoned the resolution eivinff the
printing of the laws to Messrs. Russell and
Hughes. 1 recollect that I did intimate, when
I saw the vindictive feeling of some Whig
fentlemen,
and especially the gentleman from
an Buren, towards Russell and Hughes, that
I should probably abandon those resolutions if
the Council would give those gentlemen the
printing of the Journals. But, sir, what were
the instructions that I then received from cer
tain Whig gentlemen, and especially from the
very parliamentary gentleman from Van Bu.
ren I was then told that I could not aban
don those resolutions. That they were the
properly of the Council, and accordingly my
resolution for printing of the Journals was
laid upon the table, and made the order of the
day for the 2d day of December that, day on
which the gentleman displayed his great gen
erosity and magnanimity. There, was seei|a
specimen of the gentleman's consistency. 1
could not, in the first place, abandon my reso
lutions, said the gentleman but when the 2d
day of December came, kuowing that I was
absent, the gentleman changes his tune, and
says 1 had abandoned them, and therefore it
would be right to take advantage of my ab
sence, and nrt suffer these resolutions to lay
on the table for one day. Yes sir, for the short
space of one day!
With regard to James G. Edwards, the edi
tor of the Hawk-eye, I have another word. I
am willing to set aside all political objections
to the editor of this paper, to consider him a
competent printer, who has never failed to
comnl«
wit
Contracts for public printing
—pass over his failure to print the laws of
37-8, by which the laws of this country were
for one year unknown and unpublished. 1 ask
if 4tentlemen. 1
xsartu nnl sx£ w
support a mati who stands charged by a mem
ber of this Council with an attempt to bribe!
1 appeal to the honesty aud integrity cf the
Whig members of this Council—I ask them
as men who will not
encourage
crime, and
much less reward it—to. come forward now
and rescue this important part of legislative
patronage from the foul grasp of this corrupt
editor, who imagines that a member of this
body can be bought and sold at his pleasure.—
Gentlemen can not deny the facts disclosed by
the gentleman from Linn. They are stated by
him in a manner that cannot be misunderstood,
and no gentleman dare contradict a wo«d |^at
he has said in relation to this matter.
General Hugh Mercer was a brigadier
general in the American revolutionary ar»
mv, and a native of Scotland. He emi*
grated to Pennsylvania, but rmoved to
Virginia, where he settled and married.
He wa3 engaged with Washington in the
Indian wars of 1755, die., and his chil
dren are in possession of a medal which
was presented to him by the corporation
of the city of Philadelphia, for his good
condnct in the expeduon against an Indian
settlement, conducted by Col# Armstrong,
iu September, 1756.
When the war broke out between the
colonies and the mother country, he in*
mediately joined the American standard,
relinquishing an extensive medical prac
tice. Under Washington, whose favor and
confidence he enjoyed beyond most of his
fellow officers, he soon reached the rank
of brigadier-general, and, in that command,
distinguished hirasell, particularly in ihe
battles of Trenton and Princeton, in the
winter of 1776-7. In the affair of Prince
ton, General Mercer, who commanded the
van of the American army, after exerting
the utmost valor and activity, had his liorse
killed under him and, being thus dis
mounted, he was surrouded by some Brit
ish soldiers, with whom, when they re
fused him quarter^ he fbught desperately,
until he W*s completely overpowered.
They stabbed him with tfeir bayonets, in
flicted several blows on his head with the
butt-end of their muskets, and left him for
dead on the fi^ftof buttle. He died in
about a week after, Irom the wounds in
his liead, ill the arms of Major George
Lewis, the nephew of General Washing
ton, whom the uncle commissioned to
watch overiHs expiring friend. The man
gled corpse was removed from Princeton,
under military escort to Philadelphia,
and exposed day in the cofltje-houpe
with the design of exciting the indignation
of the people. It wa*
followed to the grave
oV *feMt*0,00&afthe inhabitants, Gen
eral ^Mercer, though a lion in A®11!?* y
uncommonly placid, and aim# diffident
in private life. He was b^lovW ana ad
as an accomplished, golisWW .aad
,#
in hi* nfmotra, dbiwrvii^ln Geo
1 ftferfir lfclost, Princeton, a chief,
who* rot eddeaiton,
disposition,
t-
if
man
qualified to-fiH the
country." General Mereer was rfb6nf 6J|
years of an when he thus periahed." *v
—,—
Tht Wedding*
lpal£
events
fOIOi
A wedding is a ceremony of mingled
and pleasure, in which anticipation prevent
the pain from being positive Mn, and reeel
lection precludes the possibility of unmixsi
pleasure. The verry belli, merry as their,
peals are intended to be, convey a tender BB^
an^holy* which is to us icseparable from iMi
sound of a village belfry, whatever be the o4»",
casion of their wing put in motion. Then tin#
banquet, the.wit, the repartee, the joke, ar#
notcontinoona—a little ltfe sprinkled upon
surface of th« conversation—but tike the effs
vescence of die champaign which fills
glasses ef the party*.it apen febsidas-into a®*
ber tranquility, there are anxious hearts un
der smiling countenances.* The parents look
at their daughterand feel hotv great, how riclr
a treasure they are losing, ana confiding to
another's care. Their wiude-glanee back
her days of infiancy, and the progress of IM*?
childbood, and now dwell with anxtona solici
tude upon her entranoe into the duties of w^
manhood. None but a parent can know wlufe
parents feel upon an occasion like this. An%
then the bride, gazing with an affectionate, fil
ial and gratefiol spirit upon the faces of tbosi
under whose parental kindness she has beeit
fostered, still tremhling at the magnitude anf
irrevocability of the step she has taken, and
which must give color to her whole existence*
Then turning her eyes upon her new-madj^
husband, with a glance which see ma t^ say-^«
and now 1 must look for husband, parent*
all in you," the reciprocal glance re-assarel
her—she drinks in confidence and reliauce aa
her eye bends beneath his—a thousand nees
feelings agitate ber bosom and anticipation,
gets the better of recollection. The future f|r
a moment banishes the past, and she feels s^».
cure on the new throne which she has erecteil
fur herself in the heart of a man to, whom ship
has confided her happiness—her all.
VERMONT GIRLS—A writer thus speaka af
file Green Mountain girls:—"They aiesaU
plump as a pippin, roand as a ring, sweet as 4^
rose their glowing cheeks are but an index of
tbeir warm, ardent, lively, determined dispel,
sition. One embrace—one real clincher, iifcy
enough to call a general rush in the icy vein#
of an old bachellor, or set on fire the purple
channels of a man of sensibility. Allow nie«f
then, to put the fair of Vermont 'against th|
world,' in every point of view of which yo»+
can conteiye: teey arc giants in intellect-soft
and eiiclanting as the snowy couch on whic^
old Sof sinks himself to
rest—bold
Gen. Samuel Milroy, Indian Agent in In*
diana, at the late payment at the Falls of the
Wabash, contracted a treaty for the remainder
of the land belonging to the Miami Indians m•*
this State. Gen. Milroy had no authority ttfr
treat with the Indians but findiag them di^t-*
posed to sell, concluded a treaty subject to th»
ratification of Congress and the President.-*
These lands are the most valuable in the
State, and will be a great acquisition, shouW
the treaty be confirmed, which we have every
conndence will be done. It is stated that tn#
price agreed to be given i$ about $1
acre.—Indiana Democrat. •%'rv
SQUEEZING THE HAND.—Squeeifaif t%e TFSNJL*
with some persons is entirely equivalent to ja.
declaration of love. This is truly surprising
We must pause—afraid to give it a squeeze
lest we should burn our fingers. Very fini*-,..
truly! Now it was our ancient custom
squeeze every hand we got into our clutche^
especially a fair one and the ladies may rest
assured of this, that a man who will n«
squeeze
their hand when he gets bold of it,
djes not deserve to have such a hand in hie
possession—and*hat
he has a heart ono but^
dred times smaller than the eye of a oambrjR
needle.
Itfsoun RROUIUNE A CHAILENSE.—It is alt-,
an intuit to tell a man that his boots necp
blacking, but to tell him that his wife is uot
polished, is mortal affront. It is not an insult
that he may go loafing around to
to tell a man that he may go loafing around
the taverns but to tell him
sinews requires a challenge.
a printea out of a year's
subscript*0^
it is an insult to negleet to ask bun ir
the taverns but to tell him to go about his ba*
requires a challenge. It is no insult
cheat
but
drink.—N.
Atlas.
CACSK Ot IliTI AM05® FEHAIW.—The
est mortality of English women by coi
may be ascribed partly to the in-door life w
lead, and partly tc the eqmprassion, preveal
apoiMwi of the chest, by costume, In botB
ficial bones and bandigea than I
giater-OeneraTa Annual Repast
s Hh'
J#
4*?
Ji
J"""'
'i
Z a
a
as a liott^
easily won—cnce gained, always faithful.
A FOND COUPLE.—James Hunter, sefttefl^
ced to death for ihe murder of B. Lovejoy, ih"
Georgia, has been pardoned by the Legislature
of that State. The Milledgeville Record Statep*
that the following ciicumstances came out uifc.
der Legislative examination:—After the coife
viction of Hunter, he was visited in prison by
his wife. During one of her visits she clad
herself in his apparel, and he dressed himsetf
up in hers, and in that disguise made his e4»
cape. After some hours the affair was di^p
covered* and the jailor detained the wife i|l
prison, as being accessory to the escape ot hat,
husband. Hunter, hearing in some way th£fc
his wife was kept in jail, came forwara ani
voluntarily gave {himself up to the proper au
thority, to suffer uuder the gallows^ in ordflf ,.
to relieve an affoctionate and confiding wifc^
from the walls of a prist*. Under these cir
cumstances, the Legislature granted the
don.
4
$
V
$
i-
s
s. 4
waya
tfaev are deprived 0! free draught* of vital Mr and
the altered Mood deposites mfertdtins matter with a
fetal, unnatural facility. 3«?90 IJng|i*b women
diedln one y«r of th£» itunMHe roafciiy.
thia impressive fact induce persons ef
fluence to set their country-woman tfeht
de of dress, anil lead them?* A*?®?
which disfigure# the body, the chart, F«5
duces nervous o* other disor*^and
tionabie tendency to implant wfcttrable hoctic real*
.1. *h. ftirto have*no moie need of art*
than
Ksr-
boy#.—Englarii Re*
.-I? 1

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