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HENRY B. MASSER, 5 Pcnttsmtits and JOSEPH EISELY. $ Proi-eiitcr.. H. B. M.tSSl:it, Editor. OFFICE 15 KlRKtT STHFIT, IT II DEER. THE" AMERICAN' i published every Satur day at TWO DOLLARS per annum to be paid half yearly in advance. No paper discontin ueJ till all arrearages are paid. No subscriptions received for a test period than ix months. All coinmnnicationa or letters on business relating to the oll'ice, to insure attention, nust be POST PAID. fXj The following beautiful poems, one by Bul Wer, the other by Moore, were brought out by the lute arrivals from F.nehnd. They are gems by lire Xiiont gill ed authors living: The AVIfe to fhe Wooer. Well, Then, since scorn has fnil'd to cure The love you picssso hlindlv, For once 5 our reasons I'll endure, And answer follies kindly: JH ernnt that you, moTe fair and giy Than I.uke to some ny be; !ut liht itself, when he's away, Is never guy to me ! Then go then ro; for whether or no He's fair, he's so to me! Its words vour summer-love may wreathe In florid smiles and f!adnes ; His lips, mure often, only breathe The trouble and the sadness Hut ah! so sweet a trust to truth, That confidence of rare ! More jyy one prief of his to soothe Than all your Miss to chare. Then go then go; for whethcror no He grieves, tis bliss to share ! Von say that he enn meet or leave Fnnwved content without me; JNor wreck what snares r reelect may weave Too heedless e'en to doubt me. Ah ! joslons ceres are poor respect; He knows my heart, my guide; And what yrm deem is to neglect, I feel is to confide; Then go then go; for whether tr no FII think he ihcs confide. And I.uke, you say, ran sternly look, And sometimes speak sevrrely; Vour eyes, you vow, could ne'er ret-ukc Yotir whispers breathe austerely. How know you of the coming cares H is aricious eyes foresee ! Perhaps the his temper wears Is UiiMtght lor mine and me ! Then fci then go; for whether or no lira frown has smiles for me. Hut Luke, you hint, to others gives The love that lie denies me; And hard, you say, in youth to live, Without one heart to prize me! Well, if the parent rose be shed, The buds are on the stem ; My bubes ! his love can ne'er Iks dead, It's soul bus tied to them. Then go then go ! Jlis rival ! No : His rival lives in them. OH, o t K' wlit-n first we Loved. Oh, no not ev'n when first we loved, 1 rt thou so dear as now thou ait ; Thy beauty then my senses movxl, but now thy virtues bind my heart. What was but passion's sign before Has since been turned to reason's vow ; Anil, though I then might love thee mure, Trust me, I love thee lxtir now. Although my heart in earlier youth Might kindle with more wild dcsiie, Believe ine, it has gained in truth Much mote than it has lost in fire. The (lime now warms my inmost core, That tlwn (ut sparkl'd o'er my brow, And, though I stem'd to love thee nure, 1 el, oh, ( love thee briitr now. We must Live Apart. BY THE HON. SIRS. X OH TON. T is past ! we've learned lo live apart ! And with a faint and gradual ray, All hope bath faded from my heart, Like sunset on the autumn day. Forgetful of those hours of pain, Thry (HI me I shull love again. Perhaps I may ! we laugh at jests N,irii buried friend at random made ; Peace sirals within our grieving tircasts, As sunbeams pierce llie forest -hade. We learn to fling all mourning by 10 ven that which clothed our memory ! Therefore I do believe this woe, Like other things will fade and pass; And my rritshej tie.irt springs 110 and blow, I.iie flowers among the troddcii graxs: Hut ere I love, it tmi-t tie long 'I ne habits of the heait are strong. L're my accustomed eye can seek In some new unfamiliar fai e, The smile that glowed upon thy cheek, And lent thine eye a softer mare When in the crowd I turned to ihee, Proud ot thy certain sympathy, l're my poor ear that hath leen used To live upoH the angel voice ; Its dally susteiuuee refused, And foiced to wander tor a choice, I'm listen lo soma other tone. And deem K welcome as their pan. Ere the true heart ihou couldst deceive. Can hope, and dieam, and trust once more, And frjm another's bjs believe All that thy ii so falsely wore! And hear those vows of nther years Without a buist of hi iter tears. I'.re I have half my mind explained To one who shares my thoughts too late ; With weary tongue and spirit pain'd And heart that stilt f.els desolate IUve travelled thiovgh lliosu by gone days, hu h made life barren tu my gaze. hat years mast pass; in this woi Id's strife. How smiling was my portion then ; The fainting energies of life Will scarcely serve to love again, Love! 10 llie pale, uncertain flame, The lerveul God denies his name. No ! Let no wronged heart look to mine ; euch hue the wanderer hath In store, i Who worships at a ruined shrine, Where altar fires Can iHJin no more; V nn is the liceuso vain the prayer No deny is lingering there ! ) ! never more sh ill trust return, Trust hy which love alone can live ; Lveu while I woo, my heart ahall yearn For answers lliou wire wont to give, And my faint sighs shall echoes be Of those I breathed long s nee 10 this ! It it known thai the husband separated himself from the writer, STOBUMY AMERICAN. AND SHAMOKIN JOURNAL. Absolute acquiescence in the decisions of the lly Masser & i:itclj-. From tkv AYw Yttrk Tribune, j DISCl'SSIOX ON MORMOMSM, Hoswn, June, CT 1842. j Considerable excitement lias been created here during '.foe past week by a public discus- , stonofthe eubjectof Mormon ism. It closed last night, having been continued five evenings The disputants were Or. West, an English gentleman, and Elder Adams, a minister of the Mormon sect. The- former ia a man of strong and we!! cultivated intellectual powers, and, when excited, nn effective speaker. He came here, as I have been informed, from Now York, for the purpose of delivering lectures in refutation of Infidelity, and is highly re commended by some of the leading clergymen of that city as well qualified for the proposed task. Elder Adams is a man of strong, but un cultivated mind, and possesses no small amount oftactnud ingenuity. Asa speaker, lie is rough and uncouth, and tTcats the King's Eng lish as unmercifully ns he does his own Kings. Precisely how the parties came in conflict, I cannot tell you; bull believe the Mormon was the challenger. Marlboro ('Impel was the scene of conflict, and the tickets of admission were sold for'IJJ certs. The audiences at first was email, but it increased as the controversy went on, until the Chapel was al last pretty well filled. I)r. West affirnwel that the doctrines and principles of the Mormons involved hypocrioy. l)''nP fraud, treason, plunder, murder, blas phemy, &c. ; and these charges he endeavored to substantiate by quotations from their writings and by proofs drawn from other sources. The laboring oar, consequently, was in his hands, w hile his opponent stood in an attitude of self- defence. The former hnd the prejudices, and generally the deep-rooted convictions of his audience, in his favor, while the latter cnkiyed, as an offset, that sympathy w hich the human heart involuntarily feels when a fellow man is 011 trial for a serious offence. In this respect, perhaps, the advantages of the conflict were as equally divided as they could have been be fore an audience whose opinions were chiefly on one side of the question. During the first throe even in t 1 was not present ; but those wiio were, asi-ure me that I heard the pith of the discussion on Tuesday and Friday evenings. On the Ibrmer evening, the chair was occupied by '"Father Taylor," as lie is familiarly called, the well-known Sea man's preacher. The debate was opened by Dr. West at 8 o'clock, and closed by Elder Adams at 10; the parties occupying twenty minutes each, alternately, Dr. West requested the Secretary to read from the Mormon Hook the accout of the myste rious discovery of the golden plates, and of their subsequent translation by commandment of the Lord. From this it appeared that the Mormons claim the power of working miracles and uftinn that they are directly inspired by (Jod. Dr. West conteded that this was blas phemy, and Rn attempt to impose upon the credu ulity of the people. Elder Adams admitted that it would be blasphemy if the claim were not Ibnnded in truth ; but he contended ihut there were living witnesses that miracles had been performed by Awph ftuith and others ; and he affirmed that it was contrary to Scripture to suppose that the day of miracles had gene by. To support his views, he quoted the decla ration of Christ, "thews signs shall (bllow them 1 hut hi ici'c," affirming that it wad not merely a promise to the ApotAIes, but to the whole bsly of believers. lie quoted for the Fame purpose v. 11, 1": "Is any sick among you, let biin call for the elders of the phurch ; and let them pray oeer him, anointing him with oil in the ;ia:no ul the I.ord : And the prayer ot faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up.' The modern church, he said was false and spurious on its own confession, as tt did not even pretend to do the works which Christ raid would be done by believers, and lis ministers did not claim to speak from in spiration. Jr. West ridiculed this claim of miraculous power on the part of the Mormons, and read a statement of some thirty ortbrty citizens of I'al myra, N. Y., and vicinity, intended to bIiow that Joseph Smith and his associates were men destitute of moral character, and therefore un worthy of confidence. He stated also, on the authority of an individual who assisted in print ing the Mormon Rtblei, that when it was poing through the press.the workmen purposely con cealed one of the sheets in order to see whether Smith could supply it by another translation trom the goldfn platef", and thus test the gen umcness of the Usik. j his caused a great flurry, but Smith pretended to furnish another copy verbatim. On comparing, i', however, with the first, it was found to be a very dilb rent affair. This account raised a tremendous laugh at the expense of the Elder. The Doctor also told the followingstory to illustrate the Mor mon method of working miracles. Two priests of that sect were) travelling somewhere at tha Weet. One cf them, by agreement, weut 'or- . JMJ. Ji!'i I A1 Jl majority, the vital principle of Republics, from which Sunbury, NorthtuiiberlniMl Co. ward of the other, and put up at the house of a farmer for the night. After going to bed, lie feigned severe etckness, and before morning apparently d'ed. Trie next day the other priest also called at the same house, as a stranger, and being told of (lie death of his companion, avowed himself a Mormon, and told the rtost that he could raise tho doaxl rmn to life. The farmer suspected some trick, but acquiesced in the proposals of the priest, and called in his neigubors to witness the miracle. The arrangement being completed, the farmer in quired of the Mormon if he could restore a man to lite wlto had been dead for a long time. O yes,' he replied. 'Could you do it if his head wcrecutolT?' 'Certainly,' said lie, 'that would malte no difference. 'Well, then,' said the farmer, lifting his axe as if he intended to be as good as his word, "I'll cut off this man's head before you begin.' No sooner had he said this, than the dead man sprang to his feet, witiioiit any miraculous assistance whatever, exclaiming, 'I an't dead don't murder nie f The noise which followed this story was tre mendous. The audience was convulsed with laughter, and made the house ring with ap plause. Elder Adams declared that there was not one word of truth in these stories. They were lies, made out of whole cloth, and intended to substitute ridicule for argument. Let the part of the Mormon Hible which was concealed by the printers lie compared w ith that book as it stands or else let the story le branded on a il!y falsehood, concocted by the priestR. Ijet the name of the farmer alluded to, and also the names of the Mormon Elders who practised the deception alleged by his opKiiietit, be , stated. lift him give to the story a local j habitation. Iledared him to do it; and if lie I did, he (Mr. A.) would pay the expenses of bringing the persons concerned befoie the au dience. Dr. West said the whole question would be settled in a few months. Let bis opjioncnt work a miracle 011 the spot, if he had the power, and thus convince the people that he was no j ueeeiver, but en nonet man. ne demanded this as a means of settling the whole contro- crsy. a large portion i uic Bu.11e.1cs ap- peared to consider this a reasonable demand, and the most intense curiosity was exerted to know how the Elder would get out of the diffi culty. He did so, however, in a manner which fairly turned the laugh against his opponent. He affirmed that neither Christ nor his Apos tles ever wrought miracles on the demand of unbelievers, as a means of convincing them of the truth ; and be offered, if the Dr. would re fer him to a case where the Apostles had done any thing of the kind, to do the same thing himself. It was an ungodly and adulterous generation which demanded 'a 6ign' from Chrst; liut he told them that no sign would be given them, but the sign of the Prophet Jonas. Dr. West did not attempt to refer lo any instance in which the Apostles had wrought a miracle, on the demand of unbelievers ; and tho feeling was strong throughout the audience, as I thought, that on thai point, where he had so confidently expected to nail his opponent to the wall, he had signally failed. Father Tay lor, however, was so excited, that he pro nounced the conduct of Elder Adams to be wholly unjustifiable, and declared he would no longer preside over such a discussion , and then the meeting broke up in coiiIumoh. Last evening, considerable time was Fpertt in endeavoring to get some one to take the chair. Severil persons were chosen, but they all declined ; whereupon it was voted that the Secretary preside. The discussion then pro ceeded, but it was made tip chiefly of positive assertion on one side and equally positive de nial on the other. Most of those piesent, with all contempt for Mormonism, must have felt, I am sure, as 1 did, tnat the Doctor's argu ments were exceedingly lame and illogical, and scarcely worth a moment's thought in con nection with the serious charges which he un dertook to support. He had evidently entered ujKin the discussion with a somewhat too high opinion of himself and a too mean estimation of the powers of his opponent Ttiitiking that he would have to deal w ith & very gross error, he evidently had not prepared himself tor the contest as he ought to have done ; w lute his opponent was armed at all points, and fimnd it no difficult task to answer him. The issue was not well made up. The Doctor's charges were bo sweeping as to produce a leelinj in the audience that they were extravagant and un just, even if Mormonism were ever to gross a delusion, liy attempting to prove toouiuVh.he failed to prove any thing clearly. Elder Adams has determined to seir.e upon this an a f.tviiruble nioment to rpread the Mor mon faith in this city, und has accordingly an nounced his intention lo preach ut ll'Vl.-loii Hull next Sabbath. KtviLO. He that has no bread to spare, should not keep a dog. 'I there is no appeal but to force, the vital princi4e and la. Saturday, July 0, is r. The Thames Tunnrl. 1 The completion of this work, justly con- j sidered one of the most extraordinary eflbrtsof civil cnginorfing in rmxlern days, has elicited j the following notice from a writer in Diack wood's Magazine: This extraordinary work is now on the point of completion; and the boldness f the enter prise, the indefatigable labor with which it has been prosecuted, and the remarkable tAill which has been exorrisod in bringing it to this point of unquestionable success, place it among the most retn.irkiihle scientific performances of the age. We know that any thing may lie laughed at, and that the world is Rmd of laugh ing the toyst ai tho gravest tlvng ; but we have no inclination to join in ridicule of a work w hich exhibits so singular a combination of the daring and the pructicnl of the lofty specula tion and the pmfismd science, both so charac teristic of England, and so honorable to the na tional character. It is true that tho chief engineer of this stu pendous work is a Frenchman, but we see much less ground for notional jealousy in his origin, than for national honor in his employment. England kiast.-, and j'isily, of her attracting the commerce of the world; her still prouder boast should be that of her attracting the talents of the world. A nation can give no higher evidence of its stieriority, than its disregard of littleness of all kinds. The Koman never gave a clearer evidence of his being marked tor the master of the world, than when he borrowed the aims of the conquered nations w hen he adopted the lance of the Samnite, the shield of the Volsciau, and falchion of the Tarentine. We only wii.h that our adoptions were larger and more Irequeut, that we bad the power of calling to our coup try the talents of every great Kiiiptor, architect, ft"' painter of Europe, and that we had thus nobly tnonojiolized Thorwald sen, Canova, and the builder of the 1'uiilheoti of I'aris, and the still lovelier Madeline. The Tunnel has now completely reached a- cross the river a distance of 1'JtM) feet and lhc projt.ctr umJ Knj,nvcT had the gratification, t,,K,rt ,inl(1 smcCi uf bcing the firiit who walk. C(, from bak (0 h t0 lhe ,lllft on the j. j,,.. w Thorn; riinfta on Ik.Ui sides of the h- ver, which are intended for foot passengers, are really grand things. They are a succession of staircases going round a vast circular excava tion, between seventy and eighty feet deep, and when they shall all be lighted with gss, will be among the most extraordinary portsot the w hole structure. Even now thry strongly rvolize the poetic conception of the descent into the ca verns of the Egyptian mysteries; and the view of the interior, nearly a quarter of a mile in ex tent, lighted with a long succession of melan choly flames would probably have wigjesled to a (Jreek the image of an entrance into Tarta rus. Hut, in our day, the sublime is well exchan ged for the practical, and this vast and formida ble looking cawrn will be stripped of its poetic associations by the passage of carters and wag gons, bales of goods and herdsof bullocks. Still it will be almost impossible to divest ourselves of the recollections really attaching to this j woik. We have before us altogether a fine I attempt to conquer nature n great experiment ! to make rivers passable without boat or bridge 1 . . ; a new and capable contrivance for expediting j the intercourse of mankind. The stone bridge I is at all tunes the most expensive edifice in the J world, ni(l the btnlge of boats N always liable I to accidents, and almost certain to be broken up j in every instance of a flmnl. Hesidns this, the j fixed bridge blocks up the navigation of the ri ver for all vessels beyond the size of a barge or I a small Mearnlwat. The expense of the stone bridge also is enoimous. Waterloo bridge co.-t upwards of a million la.ndon bridgo about as much more Westminster and Hlackfriiirs brid ges, which are built at a cheaper rate, and in cheaper times, so constantly demand repairs, that they probably have cost more than cither of the modern ones; but tho Tunnel litis the fidvantnge of giving a passage from side to side of the Thames, where from the breadth of the river, a stone bridge would have probably cost nearer two millions than one, and where no bridge could be thrown axr.iss without blocking up the most important part of tho Thames, that portion which may be called the great wet dock of London. Vet the expense ot the w hole has not amounted to more Inan j-liXi,00f) ; and eveii this is to be remembered, as an expense greatly increased by the utter novelty of the experi ment, by dillkullies mitWcsocn in the com mencement, by several eruptions of the river, by the dearness of workmen's wages arising from tl.e peculiar peril and singular nature of the lalsir connected w ith the undertaking car ried oil ut all hours and wholly by artificial lioht. All this too, in constant hazard of an influx of the river, and the various difficulties belonging to working 111 a mine. The weight of a vast body of w ater alsne, to ting alike du ring summer and winter which at any moment might bnah in, and against whofee iucurbione UU Lf immediate parent of despotism. Jtrrsnsos. Vol. II--Xo. M.I. it was as necessary to fortify the outside of the tunnel as the interior, added greatly to the un dertakin?. The original object of the tunnel was, tocon vey cattle, passenger's and general tratTic from the rich counties on the Kent side to thut great mercantile region of the metrojolis the Im don and East and West India Docks. How far this will be now effected, is a question which remains to be decided by experience. There can be no doubt that if lhe traffic be not imped ed by the fear of passing under the river, it must be immense. The convenience of esca ping the long circuit up to Iondon Bridge, which, from the various obstructions in the streets, and the general difficulty of passing through the most crowded portion of the city, must now occupy many hours, would obvious ly dtrct the whole current of the traffic into the Tunnel. llithertts no expedient has been adopted to shorten the passage of the traffic; and the con trivance by which 1J00 clear feet are substitu ted for at least three miles of the most encum bered thoroughfare imaginable, must lie adop ted us a matter of the most palpable advantage. Still there may be difficulties in the way w hich practice only can exhibit. But any fear of the structure itself we would regard as altogether visionary. The building of the Tunnel seems oi solid as a rock. During the w hole peiiod from the commencement, we have not heard of a single instance of its giving way, vast as the pressure was above, and trying as were the dumps, the ground springs, and the extreme difficulty of building under water. At this nioment the roof is obviously as free from damp as the roof of St. Paul's ! and un let nn earthquake shou'd burst it, the whole fabric seems much more likely to last than were it pypoed to the diversities of temperature, the hciitsnnd frost above gro'ind. The especial ad vantage ol'lhe system of the Tunnel is that it can be adopted in any part of the course of a ri ver, and even in its widest part, (for few Eu ropean rivers exceed the breadth of the Thames at Uutherhithe, unless where they spread into marshes or lakes,) and yet offer no impediment to the navigation. But we regard it as having a still bibber character ; we consider it as a nobl an 1 essen tial adjunct to the rail-way system, and to have come exae'ly at the proper period for comple ting a system which is now spreading over Eu- rope, which is obviously meant s a great bistro- j n see and judge, and she will Kno, inai u. ment of civilization, and which without it must j neath the interior of btrango custom?, and bin'; sutler a full stop at the batik of every creat ri- j '"if i;iws. filings of the women are the. ver. For we cannot look to uny resource 111 J ' ,syr;a ns in Amend. And though tl . the clumsy and nlways insecure contrivance of j tyranny of custom may bind or crush the-: a bridge of boats or masonry, incurring great j these feelings, yet they will, like the heal' loss ol time, requiring change of engines and j t'ul herbage, force a growth, and perhaps sWi c carnages, with a hundred other disadvantages ; ten and ornament the very object that has pre. while, by a tunnel, the whole train might sweep along wholly unobstructed, and be many a j league on the course liefore a traveller could have crossed the bridge. We shall thus proha- ' bly see the Khiue, the Danube, and the Rhone passed below their beds, if the (lovernments of their countries shall have the funds or the com mon sense to follow up their present projects for the rail-road. Our impression decidedly i, that the tunnel is essential as a part of the railway. England has a right to pride herself alike on the scientific intrepidity and the pal pable value of the undertaking to mankind, Brunei has been knightitl on the completion of his w ork. But his perseverence and talent de serve a more productive distinction. We hope that, he will give us a history of this great, neir, and decided triumph over naUire. A Moiu iiN 1 1 rkcr i.rs. Mon. Paul, now performing at the Arch street theatre, Philadel phia, exhibit imv-t a-tonisiiing feats cf strength. The Spirit of the Tunes says : "Among his exploits, he placed his body in a position so as ti forma carriage lur a cannon ol W llis , the weight of which he sustained ! v it ti perfect, ease. He then formed a plalf.irm, ! on which were placed 1SH) lbs. weight, which ; he lifted by the ftreupth of dis back He fi.-t- ' ened next a bandage uround his loins anil across j his b'vk and shoulders, irl thou tfc'o horses j were harnessed to him while be stretched him- j self tint on his stomach on a p'afjrni, and they ' were enable lo niove loin from bis position, j On the contrary he moved along on his belly i and drugged the horses utb r' Then two txr- t m-8 were attached to a roo.' o' thirty six t-trands but their strength could rot bleak it. The j same rope was alj broken w i'h perfect ease by 1 this modern Hercules. He also picVed up two I stout men and sw ung them r.roiind 1,11 they be came iiiy and reeled as drunken men, when he pul them down !" The New Orleans Picayune cont ilrw n bst of thirty five of those who perished in Sii.tu I'e CXp'ditlill, tt Inch I MS Ci'tlll ll'tf H l.st 111, 1'nllM be eathi red, ami Is believed to ! very nearly coirect. Ol this number 10 v t re s!i 1' by ttn liv.hans on tho route; ( w r shot by order of Mexican officers; 1 bad h s br.iins knoekec' out by order; "J were shot accidentally ; 1 iiicti ni fatigue; and 10 tlid of ditcae piincipally turn II pox. '."UlU Man' ..J..Jt. a.i llJtlLitUI-J'-'i'-'rii riiici: op aivi:htisi.o. I square insertion, f 0 W 1 do 2 do .0 7o 1 do 3 do I tin Rvery subsequent insertion, 0 S.r Yenrly Advertisement!", with the privilege ol alteration) one column f 2.r half column, ft, three squares, 12; two Squares, f 9 i otic square, f.r. Without tho privilege or alteration a liberal discount Will ho made. Advertisements left Without directions a to the length of time tbef are to be published, will be continued until ordered out, and charged accord in'filv. ('Sixteen Knes make a square, ; '. ' .l 1. wmm'srm A Pilgrim. Iii the ship Ontario, at New York Trom England, came passenger Mra Harriet Liver more, returning from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Thi, if wo misiake not, is the pecond visita tion w hich tiiat extraordinary woman has mode, without any attendant, to Jerusalem wander ing in the valley of Jehosephat, ba'.hing in the stream Cf Jordan, washing her feet in Kcdron, straying to the manger at Bethlehem, und back to the summit cf Oliver, gathering pomegran ates in (icthsemanee, kneeling on Calvary, and stretching herself in the sop nlchre "hcv ,1 in stone." Armies ef mailed men, that went torcdee; the temp!.; and the tomb, whiten the plains r-' Sv'ria wi'.h their bleached bone?; and guardc' enravens fall a prey to robbers from the Dosc', as they journey towards Jerusalem, And y t a lonely Woman, tvith no kindred on the sc no knowledge of their language, amino n; ney to bribe to protection, gees up from t' j shores of the Levant, and the plague touch her not. Civ il war, that devastates, spares 1k The robber, whose tr?.dc eeems to have the -scription of ages, assails her not in her progr'c And in the city, where poverty and suspic 1 bar the dour, rmu the zeal id" the Moslem mas m a merit of pouring misery or death tothoclr tian pilurim, there the wiclicd gate of thc'cvi vent opens for her reception, and the waste'.' me? I, ,and 'the decaying curse of the metv. cant, seems to bo blessed to increase, for b c comforts. It is de!iglitf.:1 to sit and listen to tho ta' of the wayfarer towards Jerusalem, and the:. -journer within its gates. Others go hedged hout with firmans and decrees, defending w ! 't sear, frupported with HTalT, and provided v '!l script. They enter not the innermost reccs- 5 of the houses and henrt of the people, and ; t attempt to descr.be their manners and lh " morals, by w hat they see at the wells, and he at the caravansaries. Ilia not strange that sir !i should find all barren and waste, moral and phy sical, from Dan to Ueersheba. Hut the traveller, whose wants require, 3n l whose sex warrants, that she should be uftl-5 inmost chambers, that she should sit down wiHi mother ami children, she can brarn the seer, t of their livinj, which is not revealed to ti- wondering world of travellers". She can t I what if devotion, and what is Fullering. S!. ! ! sed them down. We :hai! learn something of this mm IM relumed pilgrim. I'hilad. I'. S. Gat, Dr. V. L. Wharton, of the U. S. Army, b. sent as a gift to the National Institution at Washington, a knij'i; of which the follow 1; ,? account is given in the letter annexed : Fokt LfcvvF.NwoKTii, (Mo.) March 17, 1 I) Di'ar Doctor : Agreeably to niy promis- t send you the knife "of my father, Col. Dale I Bttonc, which yon are at perfect liberty to u'j pose of as you may think proper. In the fall of 170, my father Daniel B.-c; and his brother Edward, lelt their post for purpose of hunting buffalo. After procuring 'i much incatas they could pack upon their horr: . they set out on their return homo and came t . a large deer lick near the bank of a creek A which to rest themselves. Thry were senre ly seated on the bunk when a deer waiked c' lhe lick. I'd war J Boone shot it down tivd I dra "god it into the shade, where mv father ; l ! cracking walnuts. Just at this moment a par 'of Indians fired upon them from a neighliori: 5 canebrcak. Ed ward fell dead ; my father D j i I B-Kiiie, sprung to his horse and attempted '.) throw off the h ad from his horse, which he u. 1 j not effect, f r the Indians rushed out so sndilo : lv that he was compelled to take to minn-di-iM flight on f.st. In the bn-tle he lost his knij' Finding himself closely followed by the mv.v ges, he entered a canebroke, which concealed him from their sight ; they then pursued hint w'th their dogs, and it was not Until he hi I killed two of these that the Indians abandonr 1 too chase. The knife remained lost until th siiinmer of l--., at which time some person drawing a seine in the creek brought it up fnv,i the bottom, immediately ut the lick alluded t.u This crock and lick arc in Clark c-miity K--'" tucky. From the time of the recount r I h ivd described to you, in which my ue I : E.Kvat I lost his life, they have been k.i" n by t name of Bo-me's lick and Boone's cr W ry respect :'u' ly, yours. N. BO NE, Cnt. 1st ftr s:,0'. Botanist record .Vi.lHHI sp e ed f ?n x ;i,dU) nu ij be found in .-if iioup. lluuiioi. t ui.ikei tho Fpi eie of i -iV - ILfKiO, of rUiea 2,500, of reptiles 700, ol bird 4,0C) and of malum iff routf nnimalg 5,000,