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MTSISRAVC, Grocer, Forwarding1 and Commission »Hr chant, and Dealer in Product, BLOOMIN(IT«S, IOWA TKRRITORT. A. G. BKESON, RESPECTFULLY «. S. IIAMPTOH. LAW~P A RTN K lis 1 P. A S I N S A I A N WK associated themselves in the practice of Law. and will practice in conjunction, in the eounties ot DU8. Muscatine, Cedar, Linn, Washington and Louisa. Business entrusted with either will receive (he prompt attention of both. ».«. HASTINGS, R»IB#rTI!CH*A!L, Bloomingtcn, $~C, Cedar county, W. F. DEVVEBLR, Forwarding and Commission Merchant, BI.0 3WIN0T0X, I. T. fj* Having been appointed Public Auctioneer for Muscatine county, he is at all times leady to attend to sales in that way. DOCTOR M'KEE, Ornci sir Cm.s.vDT STRKET, BETWEEN FJHMJT AND SECOICP. A I A BLAYDES & REYNOLDS have as sociated themselves in the practice of Medi cine, and tender their services to the citizens of Blnomington and its vicinity, in the various branch nf their profession. Officc in Hollingsworth's Drug ®towfbr the present. GEORGE GREENE, Attorney and Counsellor at IAXK, MAUION, Ijisn CO., I. T. VV* BARKER, A O N E Y A A W DAVKXPOHT, I. T. WILLIAM R. RANKIN, AfTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW W n .T'.PTOX' L'EDAR Co., I. T. practice in the several courts of the Territory. VVJI. B. TYSON, FORWARDING & COMMISSION stasisismiiiy-ffa WHEELING, VA. HOUSE, SIGN AND ORNAMENTAL &&mwm®* E. HAR(TRAYES will attend to the above business, in all its various branches, with neat fj®* accuracy and dasjtatch. Also, Glazing and Gild' Any Imsiuess entrusted to him will receive Prompt attention, and be executed in a workmainike 4-ay Bloomington, Nov. .20 [these very hard times with us?" 44 44 BILLS or LA»IJI«, BALL TICKKTS, JUSTICES' BLAXKS, BLANK DKKUS, AC. 44 44 A K 44 w. n. HATIHISOX. HAMPTON & HARRISON, A O N E Y S A A IOWA CITT, I. T. HAVE associated themselves in the practice of the Law, under the above style they will at- !cwi U tle business of thrir urnfr^inn in the -jdirial district, and to criminal cases any county in the Territory. Business committed to their care, or either of them, will receive the joint attention of February 25, 1841.-19-ly W I I A C. E A A N ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Iowa City, Iowa Territory, WILL practice in the several courts of the Ter ritory. rnd particularly in the counties of Jelinson. Cedar. Linn and Washington. (£V Col lections in any part of the Territory punctually at tended to. 16-ay Feb 12,1841 44Ah us Tailor. (Q'Snor ON SECOXD STREET OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE. IRAD C. DAY, A O N E Y A W BLOOMINOTON, IOWA TER. (C/'OfTice on Second Street, third door below the Post Office. Recorder's Office in the same building T. S. PARVIN, A O N E Y A A W BLOOMINUTOJT, I. T. JMEDICJit*. U E U I S E i S U E S E i S THE LVCKY FOB TUJYE- ELLEB. A TRUE 8TOKV. Why then, Paddy, my jewel, hot arent Hard exclaimed Paddy begor, tho' its the middle^of summer, they are harder than a hard frost.*' 44 Yes," said his poor wife, Judy Brien, an old peasant woman, who with her husband, was thus talking over their past misfortunes and prosent griefs "yes, its mighty hard for us, in our old days, to think tiiat we are so soon to be turned out of our cabin, because misfortune has come upon us, and that we have no rent to pay, but no! a praty, (potatoe) in the house." "The divil a rent I have," says Paddy, "but the rent in the hack of my coat, that I'd give any money you had a haporth of thread to mend it with. And it's I that, if I had th« rent, would let the master go whistle after it, before I'd let him see a tester (sixpence) of it Sure we aren't more than two years in arrear and what's the use of a man being a freehold er, if he's not free to hold the land he's once put his spade into? Well, well, there's no use in talking, Pad dy a change will soon come in ourselves, as there will be a change in the weather for al though it's now as dry as powder, we'll have powers of rain powderin down on us before morning." 44Oh! by dad, Judy, if there's as little chance of our good luck, as there is for a show •r of rain for the next twenty-four hours, nei ther of us will ever live till the harvest comes round." Well, Paddy, I wish I was as sure of a fortune, as I am of the weather. It will break —and it will be the more like ourselves." Why then, for an ould woman, yon are the biggest fool 1 ever saw. I tell you (here will be no rain." And I 6ay there will." 44 Oh! then that I mighn't but only I'm thinking thai you got neither breakfast nor dinner to-day, I'd give you such a leathering." 4k Tailor, informs the citizens of Blooraington and vicinity, that he continues to carry on the Tailoring Business in all its branches, Willi neatness and despatch. (£_/'All kinds ot coun try produce taken in exchange for work. He is igent for and in regular receipt of T. Oliver's Fash i«ns. 21-tf March 10. 1841. Is it for telling the truth? For, as sure as you're standing there, we will have rain in the morning, and I tell you, 1 know it," ex claimed Judy, rubbing her left knee, which was a little rheumatic. The poor old couple retired to rest, and long before the hour for work next morning, the dropping rain, that poured like a flood through twenty holes in the straw-covered roof of the cabin, proved, if not to their satisfaction, ai least to the utter conviction of Paddy, that his wife had prophecied truly. He looked in amazement at the thin threads of water, that were fast forming themselves into pools upon the mud floor, and then, striking his wife's arm, he exclaimed— »4 t».w —t--- a—. t... ilu-re, Judy, and the rain making a waterfall into your old brogues at the foot of the little bed I Get up, I tell you, and dress yourself, and let us be off" out of this for with the pow er you have, we ought to he living with slate over our head, and a real chimney to let the smoke out of, not to mention the grandeur of glass windows. Why, Judy, you're a fortune teller, and I never knew it be.foro! Well, well there's no end to miracles Get up, I tell you, and we'll go all over the world for sport, telling fortunes that is, you'll tell them, and may be I won't sp~nd a fortune for you. I flatter myself I'm able to do that, although digging for twelve hours upon two pints of butter-milk and a skillet of praties is beginning to bother me. Be np with yourself, Judy, I say, and I'll set you up as a fortune-teller." then, none of your nonsense. Sure, you know well enough, I'm no fortune-teller." 44 What! is it after telling me last night that there would be rain this morning, and that too in the verv face of the inoon, thatwas shinins: as bright as a horse-soldier s hemlet. lJegar, it was the heighth of fortune-telling, and 1 never knew anything to equal it." Ah then, sure Paddy, it was the rheuma tiz that told it to me." 44 The rheumatiz! Does the rbeumatiz talk aS if it was a christian? Oh, but I under stand you it was a fairy called the Rheuma tiz that whispered into your ear and, by my sowkins, I find you know every thing, so let be off with ourselves. Why should we btay here and starve, when we have only to walk abroad and make lashins «nd laving of money Judy knew but too well the sanguine and arbitrary disposition of her husband, to think of contradicting him: so she immediately obeyed his commands, and, having blessed herself, she prepared to set out on her travels. They had not proceeded more than a hundred yards from their door, when they wereencoun iered by a wealthy farmer, followed by some of his working men. The farmer was a very rich man, whohad considerable property about ten miles distant from Paddy's cabin. He now rode up to them greatly excited, and said My good people, there has been stolen or strayed from me, in the course of the night, a black horse and two grey mares and if you can tell m© anything about them, or where 1 am likely io fitid them, I shall pay you very handsomely." 44 Upon my word, sir," said Judy,441know nothing about them." 44 Dont you mind her, your honor," exclaim ed Paddy, and catching hold of the saddle of the farmer's horse, and drawing him down so as to be able to whisper in his tar, mind her, your honor for that I may never sin but that she knows every thing. She is the greatest of fortune-tellers that you ever heard of, but thon, she's horrid stingy and the dick ens a hapworth she'll ever say, until you have paid her well for it first." The farmer took the hint, calling Judy over to him, placed a five shilling piece in her hand, and observed, 44 44 44 VOL. 1. BLOOMINGTON, IOWA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1841. ing, 44 Come now, Judy, out with it at eftee Just tell us where you think they afe." 44 Why then, how should I know, when I was asleep all the time?" 44 Oh, nonsense cried Paddy speak out and tell the gentleman where they are, or you never got such a mollaoging in all your life, as I'll give you." 44Oh, 44 murder, murder!" shrieked Judy, driven to desperation, 441 44 really dont know where in the world they can be, unless it be in the field on the other side of the hill." There, you hear," says Paddy,44 and now be off with yourselves." The farmer took his advice, darted off", fol lowed by his servants, as fast as he could while Paddy, rejoicing in the prospect of a full breakfast, of which he had not partaken for many a month, started off in the opposite di rection. He had not advanced more than quarter of a mile, when he heard the voices of the farmer and his servants hallooing after him ami his wife and was about seeking some place to shelter himself when he happened to turn round, and behold that Ihe farmer had re covered the animals that he had lost, and pla cing five golden guineas in the hand of Judy, he said, My good woman, take these, and you are heartily welcome to them fori would not have lost this black horse alone for a hun dred guineas. I found him and the two mares in the very spot you described." "Did'nt I tell your honor she was a great fortune-teller asked Paddy. You did, indeed, my good fellow, and on ly told me the truth for she is, in my opinion, the greatest and best fortune-teller that ever was in Ireland." There was no one more surprised at the suc cess with which chances had enabled her to guess, than poor Judy herself. She knew that it was chance. Paddy believed the opposite, and insisted upon her setting up as a fortune teller, and she was afraid to refuse liiin. But almost at the commencement of their career, a very awkward accident nearly occurred to them for the fame of her exploit reached to the ears of the only magistrate in the district, who was a proud, ignorant, obstinate and self ish man, and hearing from the farmer of how he had been told by Judy Brien, of where his stolen steeds had been conveyed, he sect for the old couple,' and directed that they should wait upon him at his mansion. Paddy and Judy Brien did appear there, for they were escorted by the constable hut just before they entered the house, a favorite game cock of his worship, that had been aceidently killed, was brought *.o him. Me placed the dead bird under a large three-cocked it, which he usually wore, and then desired the old cou ple to be admitted. 441 understand," said he^4jthat £0g aj$ I wish to let you know that 1 suspect you are a pair of itoposiors, who are in collusion with all the rogees and vagabonds in the country and if you are such I will have you transport ed. If you are not, I will reward you as high ly as, oil the other hand, I intend to severely punish you. But I shall put you to the proof this moment. If you can tell me what is un der that hat I will give you a guinea if you cannot tell it you shall go to jail." Paddy looked a little perplexed at this pro position but still he had sufficiency of impu dence to brazen the thing out. Such was not the case with his poor wife for she looked ut terly bewildered, and exclaimed to him. told you the dirt would soon come out but as the magistrate was one of those gentry who thought it vulgar to speak or know their lan guage, she said it in Irish thus, 44 44 Indeed," said the magistrate, 44 44 Take that as earnest of what I will do for you, if you can tell me where are the two mares ami the horse. Just give me a hint at where 1 am sure to find them I wont stop at gold." Upon my sowl, I dont know," cried Judy. Dont mind her at all, at all. Just give her another crown, your honor, and see what guess she'll make," observed Paddy. The farmer took the hint. Poor Judy felt completely bewildered when she felt the mo ney in her hand, and heard her husband say JJO- Very well, then, on Saturday," remarked the magistrate,44 that will be time enough, and II the meantime I will confide you to the care of the servants, who.mustgive you every thing you order. •4 But mind," said Paddy,14 the servants are not to be bothering her with no fortune-telling in the meanwhile." 44 44 Dont you 441 44 gellanagh Kocgh!" The instant the sound of mahac ma- 44 magellanagh Kocgh came to the ears of the magistrate, TNITLR IU* —.— I-- .' word, Judy Brien, you have guessed right it is a cock, and nothing!else but how did you come to know it!" Don* ask her, your worship," for she cant tell you, nor I neither, that's her horn hus band but the fact is, she is the greatest wo man in the world, and there's H«t a tittle that's happening under the sun that she cannot tell you." ,4then there's one thing more, that if she can tell me, will be the making ot her fortune, and save her from doing anything for the rest of her life. My wife is about to be confined and if she can NOW tell me whether it will be a boy or a girl, 1 will settle £20 a year upon you both, with a house and three acres of land, rent free." Ah, then, just tell his honor's glory, at once what it will be," said Paddy, with a per fect confidence. 44Oh, millamuther! it's worse and worse you're getting every'day, Paddy. You will be the ruinaiion of me. I cant tell it." 44 That is, your honor's reverence," said Pad dy, 44 she cannot tell it to-day but do you just feed her up with the best of every thing, and see what she'll tell you on Saturday." The first that does so will be dismissed," remarked the magistrate. The Saturday came, and Judy, who by this time had received a hint from Paddy, called for a bowl of eggs| selected, after a long ex amination, two from the mass, broke them in to a glass, and then, taking up tho two glass es, she looked at them for a long time, and then said, 44 44 Well, of all the puzzling things I ever met with, this bates them all hollow! Oh, I see plain enough, I cant tell until next Satur day." 44 Very well, very well," said the magistrate, a little impatiently 44 let it be next Saturday, but why cant you tell me anything to-day 1" 44 Because, your honor," answered Judy,— when 1 look into one glass it is a boy, and when I look into another, that 1 may never skin another praity, hut its a girl! It's the curiousest thing 1 ever saw." Before the next Saturday came, the accoach ment of the magistrate's lady took place and here again fortune aided poor Judy Brien, for S -J V U O the lady presented her husband at whole earth is mine, and all thaf inherit must succumb to the puissance of the almigh ty mandate of my will?" Yes, I ask, why°is it tha he should do this, while the very worms at his feet are peeping from the clods and laugh ing bun to scorn, saying "Old chap, you may crow and triumph in your vanity, but the time will come when we will make oat-meal of you and your household, just as we have breakfast ed upon the flesh of your forefathers." Man is nothing more than,a lump of dirt in the scale of animated nature, and when he dies he min gles his ashes with those of the reptiles of the earth aud 1 feel well assured that even Pro fessor Siliiman himself could uot pick out two particles of once organized dust, and swear that this is reptiferous and (hat human. It is true that man is endowed with intellect and reason, which ij denied the blasts bnt this only adds a thicker coat of shame to the dis grace of wantonly molesting or torturing them while they are quietly snoozing in the comfort able lap ol Nature who provides for theiu with maternal tendernes and cure, as beinc her first born, and legitimately entitled to her love and protection. If cats and dogs do sometimes kick'tfjfi bl&tfay jbwi, we can forgive them, be cause they know no better but for reasoning man to purposely crush the insects in Lis path beneath his high-heeled boots of arrogance, or to annoy dumb aniimlsin any manner, is who ly inexcusable, and he ought to suffer for it. He should take a lesson from what Uncle To by said when he opened the window and told the poor fly to go, for the world was wide enough for hint arid it. VV by, my friends, I believe that 'coons, skunks and 'pos^uius are Uie true aboriginee9 of America—the real na tives of Columbia's soii—that they hav a bet ter right to its unlimited possession than you or I have and it is a hard case that they should be chopped up and made soup of by a blood-thirsty race of savage-civilixed carnive rous two-legged beings. My friends—this venerable old 'coon, allu ded to in my text, it appears, was soundly sleeping opon his favorite rail, in the silvery away. There he was, quietly reposing in his own valley of contentment, while the wings of the zephyrs brushed the balmy tiew-drops from the leaves upon his chestnut pillow—aye, up on the very spot which contained the bones of his ancestors, and which had been bequeathed him by the God of Nature. He felt himself secure upon his elevated couch, and yet when ever he ttiought upon his latter end, he was fearful that thereby hung a tail, which might prove a plague to bis peace and so it turned out for, ere the midnight moon had reached the climax of her ambition, a wandering loafer, full of wine, mirth and mischief, crept slyly up, and laying hold of the posterial ornament of the poor defenceless 'coon, hauled him upon the ground and abused him iu fcuch a ruffianly manner, that he was glad to escape with a bunged eye and bloody nose.— What business had he to pull the inoffensive 'coon by the tail while his carcase was unprotected by his sen ses, which were drowned iu oblivious slum- ber 1 How would you, my friends, like to be served in the same way Ah you would squeal for vengeance, and invoke ten thousand curses upon the head of him who did it. Such inhumanity is steeped in the deepest dye of cen sure, and places a contemptible grease spot up on the bright escutheon of a civilized commu nity. It appears to me that because the sins of the human race are visited upon after gene rations, you want to make innocent 'coons be come responsible for a pertion of them, since they have no iniquities of their own to answer for. O, shame, where didst thou get so much cheek the same time with a son and a daughter! The magistrate kept his word with the for tune-teller, while she, upon hearing the news of the double birth, snatched up 44 The Life of James Feny, the Robber," which was the on ly bound volumo to be seen in the magistrate's kitchen, and kissing it reverentially as if it were a Bible, exclaimed—44 By this book, I will never tell a fortune again ^s lone as. I five!" SHORT J*JtTEJYT SERmWOJYi BY DOW, JR. 0FT CROELUY TO AKIMAL9. T*XT«—As I walked out by the light of the mtfMl, So merrily singing this old tunc, I came across a big raccoon A sitting on a rail, And sleeping very sound. At this Id 'coon I longed peep, Because l»c was so last asleep So up to him I gently creep, And kotch him by the tail, And pull him on the ground. Popular Song. My hearers—We find it recorded on the pa ges of sacred history, that man shall hold do minion over the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air—and so he does, with a vengeance that is sickening to mercy, revolting to human ity, and frightening to crows. What i* a man more than a 'coon, that he should set his arms akimbo, and stick his elbows clear throngh both sides of creation, exclaiming: 44The Bnt, my dear friends, this poor, persecuted old 'coon"is still living in the sun-shine of a wide-spread fame and undying honor.—While his brethren are every day falling victims ro relentless politicians,* and the skins of his kindred hang parching on the gable ends of log cabins, he is allowed to roam abroad in the green cornfield of freedom, venerated and respected by all. When the lime shall draw nigh for hitnto take his grey hairs down to the grave in peace, he will glory iu the consolation, that, allhuugh he once lost a comfortable snooze by a walloping, still he gained immortal re nown by a cruel and unjust persecution. Be ware, my friends, how you torment creatures beneath you because they are not endowed with the gift of gab, and have no way of man ifesting all the tortures they feel. I shall raise my leather-lined lungs in their defence, sha'nt even permit you to treat them as you do one another for they ajre worthy of more re spect and decency. At my friend Mr. Mortis JSU would say, so say I—Old 'coon, while I've a hand to save, a loafer shall harm thee not and I offer the same protection to the whole quad raped kingdom, from a titmouse up to the be hemoth himself. My friends—wherever you make tracks up on the sandy desert of life, let Mercy lead you with her rosy hands of Jove, and your paths to the grave shall not be wholly barren, neither shall the sun of existence go down in the midst of the dark boding clouds of doubt. So mote it be! 'This sermon was first preached during the elec tioneering of 1840. BUtWUYG OF THE EBME. BY A 8L'RVJVOR. About 8 o'clock I was sitting in the taloon. rarmerlee, the barkeeper, had just made me a punch, and we were playing a rubber of whist, when all at once we heard a slight explosion, and hissing sound, and a cry of fire. So many accidents have occurred, and I had so school ed myself to the thought of such an accident, that 1 felt comparative!v nool and t«ir nn.»._ comparatively cool and self possess ed. I sprung to the floor, followed by Pa merlee, and we were met by a mass of scorch jng flame. I rushed forward. He followed but no more. Of the dozen or fifteen hi the saloon at that moment, not another survives In a second all that part of the boat nearest to where the flames burst out, the boiler deck was all in flames, and they must have perish ed horribly in the saloon, from which there was no escape. On going forward I saw in a moment the whole terror of the scene. The flames burst out in immense masses, and were driven back by the wind, enveloping, in one minute, the whole body of the boat. Titus sprung to the wheel and headed her to the shore, and the wind now drove the flames into every part of her, and she rolled over the seas a mass of fire —for she had been lately painted, and her pan nel work varnished, so that she caught as if dipped in spirits of turpentine. Thcu the air was filled with shrieks of ago ny and despair. The boldest turned pale at thai awful moment. I shall never forget the wail of terror that went up from the poor Ger man emigrants, who were huddled together on the forward deck. Wives clung to their hus bands, mothers frantically pressed their babes to their bosoms, lovers clung madly to each other. One veueruble old man, his gray hairs streaming in the wind, stood on tho bows, and stretehing out his bony hands, prayed to God in the language of his father-land. But if the scene forward was terrible, that aft was appalling, fur there the flames were ra ging in their greatest fury. Some madly rush ed into the fire. Others, with a yell like a de mon. HKid.la r.,1 V waves. The officers of tiie boat and its crew, were generally cool, and sprung to lower the boats, but these were every one successively swamped by those who threw themselves into them, regardless of the execrations of the sail ors, and of every thing but their own safety. 1 tried to act coolly—I kept near the captain, who seemed to take courage from despair, and whose bearing was above all praise. The boat was veering towards the shore, but the mad dened fl uues now enveloped the wheel-house, and iu a moment the machinery slopped. The last hope had left us—and a wilder shriek rose' upon the air: at this moment the second engi neer, the one at the time on duty, who had stood by bis machinery as long as it would work, was seen climbing the gallows bead, a black uiass, with the flames curling around him. On neither side he could not go, for it was one mass of fire. He sprung upward, came to the top, one moment felt madly around Wore mrfiiWIiiif "vt/-nJtn«r, ioi We "u" broached round and rolled upon tho swelling waves, a mass of fire. I seized upon a settee near me, and gave one spring, just as the flames were bursting through the deck where 1 stood —one moment more and 1 should have been in^ the flames. One moment, and I found myself tossed on a wave, grasping my frail support with desperate energy. At one moment I saw nothing but the yawning deep and the black ening sky—at the next the flaming mass was before me, as the wave pit lied me up and a round me were my fellow passengers, strug ling with the waves, some supported by no thing but their strong arms—every moment growing weaker, while the wild, agonizing shrieks of those who were every moment ta king their last look at the upper world, and those who were still clinging to the bulwarks, but every moment dropping with every pitch of the vessel, made such a scene as nightly haunts my dreams, and can never be oblitera ted while memory remains. 1 had been in the water but a short time, though every minute seemed an age, when 1 heard the voice of Capt. Titus, who was the list to leave the vessel, was now in the water, calling out with a firm voice,44 Courage—hold on—help is .coming." One word of hope!— how it cheered us in that hour of gloom. I looked and saw the lights of a steamboat, and, in a short time, the hull of the Clinton, which, upon seeing the fire, hastened to our assist ance. Her boats were ready lowered, and gui ded by the light of the vessel and the prayers for help, twenty-seven of us were saved a watery grave. Some were terribly burned, and some in the last stage of exhaustion, but all thankful for their preserva.ion. a HUGMBa, ro n Of the poor German emigrants, I do not know that one ^*as saved. Parents and chil dren seem to have found one common grave, and lay at the bottom of the lake all locked together. There was but one female of the whole number saved, and among the passen gers were some of superior elegance and rare beauty. The number burned and drowned can not be less than^two hundred. It may be more. Oh never again may I witness such a scene of horror. It seems like a frightfulJdream only too real. That pale old man haunts mo. The agony of some of those beautiful young girls will be impressed upon my mind forever, and 1 would that I could forget the horrible sifht of that poor fellow, calling in the air for sotne escape from the flames which were ra iritiff all around him. It was all terrible dreadful! horrible! I can find no language which will portray my feelingp, SINGULAR PHENOMENON.—At a recetA meeting of the Royal Asiatic Society, Newman, Esq. read an extract ofa letter from a naval officer, who sailed on board the sloop China, from Bombay to the Pers sian Gulf, in the year 1832, detailing most remarkable phenomenon, which was seen by all on board, with astonishment and some degree of fear. In the monlli* or August, about 8 o'clock at night, while the ship was rapidly advancing with strong wind and high sea, they were, without any interval, instantly surrounded by wa* fer as white as milk. The color near the ship was of a dead white this brightened a* it receded from the ship, until, towards the horizon, it became of a silvery hue. No horizon was, however, visible, but the white color seemed to ascend towards the zenith, becoming constantly mote brilliant aud dazzling, so as to obscure the stars, which had been before fully visible. The sea became quite smooth,and the ship per fectly steady, as though in a calm, nor could any appearance indicating her cul ling through the water, be discefned: not withstanding which, the wind still contin ued to blow, and the ship to advance as rapidly as before. The water when taken up in a bucket, did not differ from ordina ry sea water: it became phosphorescent on being agitated, but not more so than usual no phosphorescence was visible in the sea itself, being most probably over come by the color of the water. The ves sel sailed about fifteen miles through this while sea, and then left as suddenly as it reached it, meeting in an instant the tu* raultuous sea it had been sailing in before. The change in both cases was as rapid at a flash of lightning. The same phenom* enon was again observed two several times, for periods of about twenty minutes duration and the appearance was in both instances, as before described. Colonel Briggs remarked upon this letter, that he had himself witnessed a similar phenom* enon on board the Benares, in the year 1810: that some alarm was, at first, caus ed by it, but that the captain had witness^ ed this remarable appearance bef»re. In fact, he understood it was by no means rare, but had been noticed by most vessel# sailing in those latitudes Lil'y Gazette. were lavoreu wnn an opportunity, one afternoon last week, of learning a little of naval battles, from actual observation while the crew of the Delaware 74, lying at anchor within two miles of lliem, were being exercised at the great guns and going* through the operations of a regular fight with blank catriges. It yns an ex hibition as terrific and exciting to most of hose in the gay groups of fashionables who viewed it from the beach and the imitation of Jove's thunder" was admit ed by all to be on a larger scale than they had ever witnessed it. The fire was kept up briskly from both sides and alt parts of the ship' and at every pause in the anion of the booming deep toned can* non, the prittle prattle of the musketry ill the tops and on the quarter deck was to noWs'oi tuusft-ai iiismmiem respunuwg to the deepest tone of the thorough bass. I he ship at times was nearly hid from view by the clouds of smoke from her cannon.—Notfolk Beacon. A passenger in a steamboat a short time since brought suit in St. Louis against the captain for not starting at the hour he ad vertised, thereby creating a loss to him. The case went before a jury, who brought in a verdict of one hundred and ninety dollars damages. A large meeting was held! at Erie, this State, on Monday, the 2d inst. in ref erence to the McLsod question. The Hon. John Galbraith presided. Strong resolutions were passed condemning the course of Mr. Webster, and approving of the decision of ihe Supreme Court of NlPIP York. Multiply the figure 9 by any other gle figure, and the two figures composing the product, added together will make 9. —Thus, 9 multiplied by 4 make 36,. which figures added together, make and so with all the other figures. An Irish drummer, whose round atW rosy cheeks gave notice that he ndto and then indulge in a noggin of right goodpo~ teen, was accosted by the inspecting gen eral 4What makes your face look so red sir?' Plaze your honar,' replied Pat, *1 always blushes when I speak to a gin«.Ml} officer. COKFKCTIONABIKS AT RETAIL.-— you keep confectionaries here ma arolr- o "Yes my lad." ^S4:" "Well, sister Sally sent me to get some# I guess I'll take three, done up in a newt paper without no printing on either side. Tim says there is no time so proper for a man to make his will, as when tilted back in his chair with one foot l-i it resting on a table. There is no chance of his for geting any one then, as he has hw teg m* ease befipEe hini.