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H. B. MASTER, l PtnndHun asp JOSEPH EISEI.V. S rnofniKTon. It. It. .W.ISJBB, tUtilor. OJJice in Centre ,Hfcy in the rear of II. It. Mas ter Store. THE" AMERICAN" in published every Satur Jy nt TWO DOLLARS per annum lo be paid half yearly in advance. No paper discontin ued till all aircaragcs are paid. No subscription, received for a less period than ais iwoxths. All communications or letters on business relating totho ollice, to insure attention, must bo rOST PAID. "'' '. UNBUMT AME r n icra n f a iitj-rtisixg. I squaro 1 insertion, $0 f)0 1 do U da - . . 0 75 1 do 3 do . 1 00 F.v,!ry subsequent insertion, . . 0 t! Yearly Adterlisemenls: one column, Hi half column,? 1 8, three squares, f 12 ; two squares, f B t one squnte, 5. Half-yearly t on column, jlS ; half column,? 12 three squares, f 8 ; two tquorc, 55 1 ona square, f3 f0. Advertisements left without directions at to tb lemilh of lime they ire lo be published, will b continued until ordered out, and charged acco'd toRly. AND SIIAMOKIN JOUltNAI Absolute acquiescence in the decisions of the majority, the vital principle of Republics, from which there is no appe al but lo force, the vital principle and immediate parent of dospotiam. JtrrKnso. My UlaNNor & ricy. Sunlniry, YorlliiiiiiIei Inml Co. 1'a. Stif tmhiy, Icr. Ui, is IX. Vol. l--lo, 12 Whole o. 1G8. Cj-Sixteen lines make t square. KICAN "TO MY ItOV IN IIF.AYKX." The nursery shows thy pictured wall, Thy bat. thy bow, Thy cloak nnd bonnet, club and b ill ; A corner holds lliv empty rh dr, Thy p'nythii'cs idly scattered there But speak lo us of our despair. Eten to the Inst thy every wmd, To rI id, to prieve, Was sweet as sweetest song or bird On summer's eve ; In rtitwnrd lieaii'y Hndecayed, Death o'er thy spirit cast no shade. And like the rainbow thou didst dice. We mourn Tor thee, when blind blank night The clumber fi'N: We pine f.ir thee, when mom's fiM light Re.U. r-s the hills; The sun. the moon, the stars, the sei. All, to the wall flower and iviM pen, Are changed we saw the wot Id through thee ; And though, perchance, a (-mile may gleam Of easu.il mirth, It doth not own, ivhali'cr may seem, An inwiinl biilh ; We mis-" thy small etrp on the s'air; We miss thee at thine eveninii pr.iyer ; All d.iy we miss thee, every where. Yet 't is sweet balm to our despair, Fond, fairest liny ! That Heaven is Cod's, and thou ait there, With Him in joy : There pat are death anil all its woes; There beauty "a stream for ever flows ; And pleasure's day no sunset knows. Farewell, then for a while farewell -Pride of my heart ! It cannot be long that we dwell Thus lorn apart. Time's shadows, l.ke the shuttle, flee ; And, dink l.oweVr lif's night may be, Beyond the grave I'll meet with thee. Knirlifi barker. From the Democratic. Review. Otli;liml Anrcdolrt of 'Washington. by abstaining fiom the destruction of nil ani mals, however inferior, whenever it muld hp done consistently with the safety and absolute wants o( man, with uittistial scrupulousness. As I was once walking with him over the grounds of Mount Vernon, a small snake, of a harmless, species, appeared in our path. I instinctively lifted my heel to crush it, when lie instantly caught my arm, and in a tone of earnest expos- deed ofa plantation from General Washington to me, which I show you, not only as h curiosi ty of itself, but for the sake of introducing the pleasant little incident out of which it originat ed. Soon after leaving the General' employ ment, I chanced to he riding through the in terior of Virginia, when I came across a desert ed p'nntatinn, the situation and general appear ance of which, though overrun with weed.- and filiation, exclaimed, 'Stay, sir! is there not : hushes, yet p'ea.icd me so much that I took the room enough in the world for you and that harm less little reptile! Bemcmbcr, that life is all every thing to the creature, and canni.t he unnecessarily taken without indirectly impugn ing its Creator, who bestowed it to he enjoyed first opportunity to make some inquiries concer nitig its ownership, &c, and was told that it was supposed to belong to General Washing ton. The night alter 1 reached home, I went to sleep thinking of this plantation, and wonder- with its appropriate pleasures, through its na- j ing that 1, who supposed 1 knew all Washing tural term of existence.' I ton's lands, never heard of it before : when I J "The same system and order which was ex- ' happened, I know not why, to dream that the hihitcd by Washington in all his public transac- j General made a present of it to me. The next ! tions, was seen in all his private acts and do- I day, as it further happened, I rodeovcr to Mount j me.-tic arrangements; even his charities, I Vernon, the. General being then at. homo. After i which were not stinted, were nicely systotna- j attending to the more immediate object of my I tized. It washis custom, in years of plenty, to j visit, I asked him if he owned such. a plantation honrd up grain against times of scarcity. And j as the one 1 had seen, now describing it to him. when such times arrived he threw open his ' At first he replied in the negative, hut soon Morehouse to the poor; and however irresponsi- ; rising and going to cotsult a book in which he hie they might he, he always made it a point to j kept a record of all hisdeeds, he said he did own supply them in preference to others with all this tract of land, but though of value, he had the grain they needed at the old or ordinary ' rntircl) evcrlooked it for some years, prices, for which he regularly took their bonds j "'Well, General,' said I, banteringly, M or notes, but never demanded payment. J dreamed last night that you gave mc that plan- "Sonie writers, in treating of the pri'tite cha- j ,a'lon ractcr of General Washington, intimate that he j "Washington, contrary to his usual habit, was a man of warm tempe r, which would often i ,il"P,,,, outright, and observe J. have exhibited itself hut for his great self com- j . " 'Vou did not dream Mount Vernon away mand. His F.-lf command was -undoubtedly ,rom n,l' ,1,1 -vou "ir !' great, but I do not think he had often to exer- " no-1 w" MO? P'asping thai, though cisc it to prevent any outbreaks of passion. On 1 hnnettly 1-nd the dream,' I replied, in the the contrary I believe him to have been mild, j M,ne vfin "f pleasantry; when nothing more and not easily milled : certainly cpiite as much j l,eing said, the affair on my part passed from so as men in general. I never saw him angry j niy niindas a joke, and was forgotton. It seem but once in my life. And Ihis was considered I pJ. however, that my dream was not so vain a so remarkable a thing by myself, as well as his j "c 88 1 had supposed, for the next morning, as family, that although we knew he had good j 1 wns lakln? my lcavo. tbc i.rneral dropped a cause to he provoked, or .uch ot leas as would 1 f'lllie"' P"Prr '",0 my hat. carelessly remarking have provoked most other men to nnrrer. wo i tIlBt 1 con1,1 'xnniine it ni some Icismro opportn- were yet greatly surprised, and looked upon it j I 1 id so, and to my agreeable surprise, as quite an anomaly in the General's life. It ! "u,,u 11 10 un VPr' ,lccn- n,a"e nnl- PT"m' happened while h'e was President and travel- j bl3'. ' had retired the night before, and ling in his carrirge, with a small retinue of out- conveying, us you perceive, for the consider. riders, from Mount Vernon to Philadelphia. It 1 lion oi natural aitoction, ti.e valuable pianta was during the first day of our journey, and we .i i. . i . e , i i r, . . . , , i , ; ,i ,i , n were pass n;j ii rou-'ii uiu uurre ue oi .tiary lanu, During a protracted sojuurn in the Old Do-I ion i minion, immediately fuIm ijucnt to the year llW, I once took a Icasurl v tour to Mount Ver- tion I liad discovered." Montpelier, Vt., Oct. X I). P. T. non, and thence to the birth place and other i-Ciines ot the early life of Washington, for the purpose, not only of gratifying my Prlings by viewing places hallowed by the memory of a nian whose name and deeds had, from toy child hood, occupied so much space in my mind, but MIOPPIXI!. j An unhappy "dry-goods" clerk t'ivos vent to ' his sorrows in a Ion;? communication M the .Norfolk Iteacon. Vhen he comes to descant I where, nt intervals of n tow iiiiIpa. !lie fiolitiiito of the road was relieved at that time by a set of low taverns or groggeries, at which we did not think of stopping. liutweh id a thoughtless vouiit man in our train, whobv a fuior had been admitted into the f.imily as a sort of gentleman ' "'vin h ,r""!,,,, n,he tMVC 1,,m ''-v ask,,,-T r"r attendant, and who seemed much more inclined ' ,l,,nR ,,,,t w,,al ,,,0' wan, ?r,,,,'s ov,r- to patronize these ph.ces. The General, bv his 1 cn,n, ,'""' ",ul l,,s ,ul B,w,,c tor,h ' P001"1 puiiiuers. My friend "I'oti" told me t'other day a most irresistible creature glided up to his counter, From the fsmiloii Aire. XAPOI.KO.V AM IIM OKMSnAI.S. A i.rcrxn of i.acki:n. 'Our Imperial Palace of the I.acken.' Kin peror Napoleon. 'Jlomisoit qui maley pensie.' I'd ward the Fourth. 'It was in the summer of that year in which Dendermoud' no; but in which Europe was all hut lust by the Allies, that the Emperor Na poleon was seated in the (rand h'aloon of the Lackcn Palace, ph'yiug at 'Viiijjtlt'tluni' witli his Murshalls, while at mi adjacent table the Empress Josephine was similarly engaged with the Indies of tin: Court. Home Chamberlains, and several Generals, were standing behind the ladies and betting largely on the game rather than taking a principal part therein. Among the ladies was the beautiful wife of the Marsh al S , a woman whose personal loveliness. mental accomplishments, unsullied character, and genuine goodness of heart, were iu a grout measure tainted by her incorrigible love liir the play. Immediately behind this lady's chair, and leaning a little over the back of it, stood a wea ther-heaten warrior, bronzed by the 'Sun of Austerlitz,' and with the breast one constella tion of Stars. This was the future antagonist of Wellington at Vittoria, the Marshal Jourdan, whose fortune at the card-table was more pro pitious than his subsequent luck 'at the Game of Kings in Spain.' Madame la Marechale S was losing rapidly, Ibr which amusement, indeed, the brilliant mad cap jvissessed a sur prising talent, .lour bin on the contrarv, wns sweeping the Naps and double-Naps from the table, fir which pleasing operation he had Ire quctitly brf n obliged to pas hi' arm over tin alabaster shoulders of Madame S . At last he made more than an extraordinary haul, and in order to land the golden prey more exprdi tiouslv, he was obliged to use both hands, sho vel-fashion. This he did ; and now, when the richly laden hands were parsing just over the Mfirechale's neck, tome one touched rather smartly Jourdan's elbow his hands separated, and the golden shower fell: not into the lap of this modern Danae, hut between her sbxiping shoulders, where the curmiirr closed upon the treasure. Ah! Marsha,' exclaimed the lively lady standing up, ami endeavoring to shake the gold from her dress, 'I am no Danne.' Then con tinning very angrily, as the gold would not r VBcuute its M sition : 'Twenty-four hours, you , , , . ., . , ., liiOlrl.,I,M I" 'li III' II iiiiiiiii lint. I, 1. 1, villi: also lo see w hat new incidents connected w ilh ! ,. , , , . , . , . , , ; nii.re which he had raised on his plantation, and his private character iiiiyht yet be gleaned a-j , ' . , , , . , , .. i of which he was exceedingly careful, the iini- inongtheoUI inhabitants who had personally ; ,, . . ,. , ." , ,. ... ,, ," mal being iiiniosl as slieht in proimrl ions ns a known bun. And it was in this ramble, made ; , ,' , .... . I roebu"k, and very high spirited. Iut (he voung interesting and pleasant from the nature ot its I , ," , , .. . . . , . ! fellow, notwithstaiiilmg the intimations l e had oujeci,uiiu no: iiuouiions o. no iiioi nospna to bio people on earth, that I fell in with a venera ble and highly intelligent relative of Washing ton, whom I soon found tube, Irom having lived much in the General's family, anil acted for some years as his private secretary, a rich de pository of w ht I was anxious to learn ; and from him I obtained among many others that less interested me, the follow ing reiniuiceuces, which I believe, hue never been publ shed, but which may nevertheless be relied on as mi nutely correct. "On one of Washington's return visits to Mount Vernon, while Commander-in-chief of the revolutionary armies," said my informant, whom I bhall call Captain U, "he came to Fredericksburg lo pay his respects to his aged reci ivi d nt staittrg, todeiil gently wilii her, was apparently bent on lesting horspecd and o ther qualities, nnd that too in a manner little likely to meet with favor in a man of Washing ton's high sense of propriety. j "lie would leave the train, and riding up to one of these liquoring establishments, there re- , main until we were out of sight ; when he would come up upon the run, rido with us a while, and gallop on fotward to the next. This I he repeated three times, the last of which j brought the mettlesome creature to a fua,i mi' evidci.tly much fretted her. At "r,i irans. ' whose movements were so gentle that she ap peared the impersonification of some angel vision he has often seen revel through his mid night fancy. When, after the usual si'utations were exchanged : t.'ootlti after goods were exposed lo her view, I'mit, lace und silk at her call t Thirty p.utrrns the took, the Lord knows for w',io! Whi n the strings ef her !iue iuih.-o.ptu .', J,,.w Willi the prices of each miike! lin Bt Have you any plovi f m.v ,nr ,,,.. j,m f,e mi le.) Those for ficiH'.,-nr 0 w,.rc ;dion "I.mHts',r, ij you pleasu" and long whites were '.iifpbijed ; ' O.lhe short one" short English Iwforc her w ere l..i.l ; Uufhord! French, sir," was the tune. gresnon uus commineu again-.. it.u Generiil'n I orders respecting ! u(p nf) wej Uj n,raist ; French ki.l, still unmoved. Hobby diciv fiom a rise, his known onse f oroorietv. ha seemed" sur- ! Uh,',e "' Ilt''t', "H-il'ly 'R-lher; ther. And when about to take his leave of j P''?., biKing as if he wondered at the young H ut soon bid lo wi-h 'hem back in tt-.fil place, I When Toi .V.,1, hheexelaime. i h a wonderful fare, I Silk Lord hie- me ! you sec these tire leather! lier, he I ri ughtin a siiittll hag of silver dul'.'.rs, n,'ii'8 ciuerity, and contented himst'.f w ith and nlaciiii.' them on Ih-J table befoesj her. s'ni ! throw ing after him a itlance of displeasure. At the second he appeared highly incensed, r.l- : u""ny n',w UMil Bnasi iweiry oiner me wnw though he said nothing, and repressed his in- ! , ' nr'd for roirU like a l atilinij h.ist , 1 ae counter wan lieapeo to a lernuie p ie ; Ills countenance lost lis aei n-i ined smile, ' 'Here, mother, not knowing w.'ncn 1 may be permitted to visit you aga-n( I ,avc brought you these, to be used 'y yau as your comforts shall require, or ns your pleasure thall dictate. And 1 liope you w ill be free to accept and use them.' "'Vou was ul way r. good and dutiful to me, Cleorge,' replied she with erirotioti ; 'and I have often taxed myself, in your absence of late years, with Wing buckward in making suita ble acknowledgments to you, und resolved with in myself, that when I next caw you, I would have a more familiar talk with you, and tell you how much I think of your kind, very kind attentions. JJut it has always happened, that w hen Iagiin found myself in your presence, the thought of your elevation by your countrymen, or (something else, which I cannot define, has prevented me from talking to you, as I should t jimy other children.' Washington attempfed some playful reply, but coilVa not succeed in disarming even his mother of the awe which his presence never failed to inspire in the bosoms of all who sp Droached hiin. Washington, while in the army, was known to be exceedingly careful of human lives ; and ;.e applied the principle to the brute creation, dignation, acting as if ho thought this must hi the last offence, for the punishment of w hich j he chose a private occasion. I'nt atheof. ! ft tulcr rode up the third time, Wa-hing'on hastily threw open the carriage window, and asking the driver to halt, sharply ordered the former alongside ; when, with uplifted cane, and a tone and emphasis which startled us all and made the culprit shrink and tremble like a leaf, he exclaimed, 'Look you, sir ! Your con duct is insuffereable I Tall in behind there, sir, and as sure as you leave us again, I will break every bone in your skin !' "It is needless, 1 presume, to say that the of fence was not repeated, or that the young gal lant needed spy more taming. "Here," said Capt. L., now taking from a drawer and handing me for inspection a deed of Washington's drafting, so singularly brief as to be all embraced in seven or eight lines written, in a bold hand across a half sheet of foolscap, yet constituting, though not one word could have been spared, a conveyance of real estate to the grantee and htirs, which as far as could And his patience piV.. ip the ghost. MM. Were ever pnnr mortal like shop-keeper cutsl t Why in Lucifer's name, could she nut sk at t'r-l For I-ffrfim' nmrl, white, French, ailli U.'ure ? Apvi:HrisKui:r Exiav. The annexed morceau was copied from the original notice on board the steamboat William Caldwell, which plies on Lake George. The placard hung direct ly above the "bocks" containing the "snaikes :" .4 Ratlel Snaikc too be SWc Thee his try off thissnaick is as fullors, hce was ketcht on lung mounting buy a pooro man with a large fanimely being sicks yer ould and very wenu pious he is now in a bocks and cant hi rt no bod- dy w hich is much better than too bee ruiiuiu wilde cause bee don't want too eat nothin. Admittance issickpents for them w hatp'ecso to pay it, and thrippcuts fur them whatdont, a libbcrall reduckshon for faninielees for more particklelars pleese to call on Old Dick, T. N. 'lake notiss it was the, poor man and be perceived, was perfectly legal. "Here is a I not the euuick that had a, iir; fammcly. know, nre nl owed to pay debts of plav ; and, Marshall, you most wait till to-morrow.' Madame,' replied Jourdan, bowing w ith in finite grace, 'I never had money so well inves ted.' The imperial party laughed : made a few Mors : continuing the rame. and on Madame S entering her carriage from Uiussel Jt she had not one fiane reui-.ining cit of l'.t. fl(in Na poh ops which she had received from her bus band that same ti' irning. It was n:.di i i A:i old clergymm was seen we'.kinj with hurried step tmvard-i th hotel f Madame S , situated in the. Uue 'v.pyale. With a trembling hand he rings the boil, is immediately admitted, and stands with quivering lips betiirn the fair being who was formerly his pupil, und never ceased to be his friend. 'How ! Monsieur l'Abhe : you make a visit at this hour I' exclaimed In Marechale. 'When Maihuio has known the caue of j this visit she will pardon the breach of dec. k ruin. Hon Dion ! then tell it at once. He quick ! Vour look frightens me. 'You know Madame; said the Abbe, as r-ioii a they were alone, that my yoii'ig brother has embraced the profession of arms.' 'Yes, yes : e charing fellow who will mak his way.' Thanks to the Marshal' projection, ho i-t already paynn-tor in a cavalry regiment, l'-it unhappily he is unexperienced, nnd Cisi'y led by others into vice, lie has played, and tl," w retched wnilh hr b-t the money which be longed lo the regiment. To men row he imi.,1 give in liisaccounts, ami if he cannot make up the delioit, ho has sworn to b'ow hi h.aiiHoiit. He will keep his (Mill. And the uvr A She co vered his face with both bauds, and wept hitter- The beautiful .Marechale- winced beneath the stings of her own conscience. Her unbri dled passion for play deprived her utterly ofthe power to obey the dictates cf her generous heart ; andshc heard toe half-stifled sobs of her supplicant, she felt that she would be. virtually a murderess if she found pot ni'ans to prevent the threatened catastrophe, 'What sue.i do you require, my poor friend !' she aslied in a voice trembling with emotion. Fivu hundred frame. It would be a trifle, it wo only had tune. But to-morrow ; to-mor row : at iWn of day, the regimcut'b roiW, and my brother' accounts will be examined. 'He is saved ! he is saved !' suddenly exclai intd Madame fcS , as sh bethought htr or lie golden shower. 'Quick, quick. Help n-tnako mj toilet' And without waiting for an answer, the fair Marechale, her ryes spark ing with pleasure, rapidly removed her neck- rchief and sash. The astonished Abbe began to think he was in n dream. If Madame la Marechale w ill perrWt mo to call her muidt, stammered the old priest, going o the door. 'Not for the world ! No one but you Bhall know where I shall find the money you want. Itemovc this pin ! Very good. Now these hooks and eyes. Excellent. Now this cordon detaillo. Bon I' The poor Abbe trembled from head to foot When the gown was loosened behind, he was going to cry, like braver men, 'Sanvaejuejicul? and meditated a precipitate flight. His trials, however, were only beginning. 'Let us loose no time, my good friend, Un do this knot. Good! Now this oilier : and then : but hold ! That will save time. Take these scissors and cut my stay-lace.' I lad a thunderbolt fallen at his feet, poor old Desclairs had scarcely been more astounded. The old man changed color. II is knees trem bled under him. A cold perspiration bedewed his venerable forehead, and his pale lips scarce ly pronounced : 'Madame la Marechale must pardon mc: it is utterly impossible I cannot.' 'What; not save the life and honor of your brother !' But what has the life or honor of my brother to do with , 'Cold will save him, and in order to have hut, you must loosen my corsage. Here take t.je scissors. Be quick !' And he took the scissors with a trembling band, and he cut too stay-lace, and immediate ly Jourdan'd Napoleon's fell at the feet of the laughing kind-hearted woman. 'Bravo ! bravo !' she exclaimed, clapping her hands, and throwing a Ca chine re round her shoulders, 'eight Napoleons more than you varit. Take them all nay, not a word ! And now to explain. This evening while seated at cards w ith the Emperor, Marshal Jourdan, by m ir.e gauehet ic dropped the pieces between my shoulders. I have 21 hours to return them and bless my stars for the Marshal's maludres te. But go at once and calm the mind of that young hair-brain. Spare not rebuke ; over whelm him with advice. Alas ! it is more ea sily given, than received.' The Abbe gained his lodgings, w here his brother awaited his return, a prey to distracting anxiety. The deficit was supplied ; and the young Desclairs, who possessed all the quali ties necessary to ensure success in the profes- ion he had embraced, vowed eternal gratitude to b.is benefactress ; and resolved to make him self a name worthy of her esteem. Events, at the period of our historictto, hur ried on so rapidly that people had not time to think of everything ; and so the day following llic scene just described, the giddy Marechale S had forgotten the debt she had so in- Lieutenapt Colonel. To morrow I shall have the pleasure to present him to Madame.' Scandal is very busy in every part oftho world, but, beyond all question, Faris is her head quarters. The exclamation of Madame S about her having killed young Desclairs, became, of course, the exhaustless subject of t tie and persiflage even in the highest circle. Some kind friend was even so very kind as to whisper the matter to Marechale S , who knew perfectly well all about it. 'What very droll people those must be, re plied the bravo veteran with a smile, 'who pr- tend to know better than I do myself about mat tors which affect me so vitally 1 Bah, lei jour ! To Wash Wooi.f. Goods. The art fof w ashing woolen goods eo as to prevent them from shrinking, is one of the desiderata in do mestic economy worthy of being recorded, n- it is therefore with satisfaction that we explaiii this simple process to our readers. All de scriptions of Woolen goods should be washed oi very hot water with soap, and as soon as the ar ticle is cleansed immerse it in cold water; let i. then be wrung and hung up to dry. voluntarily contracted with Jourdan. When she subsequently remembered it, Jourdan was no longer in Ffance. In short, matters pro ceeded after such a fashion, that the debt exis ted till the fourth year from its birth. In 109 Marshal Jourdan had the command in Spain. The French army, attacked at Vit toria, by the allies, was at one juncture, upon the point of being utterly put hors de combat. Vainly did Jourdan and King Joseph, rush a long the yielding or broken lines, imploring the soldiers of France not to bring dishonor upon tiieir banners. All, all in vain. Borne away by his desperate courage, the Marshal flung himself into the centre ofa hussar regiment, or rather the vestige of one, and with a handful of gallant follows, charged the dragoons of Wtd lifgton. All, all in vain. His officers are slain by his sidf, Jourdan himself, already woun ded, is on a point of being surrounded and cut to pieces, when a young officer throws himself r.i'twccn the Marshal and his enemies. ' omeral !' he exclaimed, 'the debt of honor i discharged I' VoiideiTeil Metamorptioie. 'Well, Mr. Fcidlcman, what is your charge against this man!" said our excellent Mayor to a German watchman, who ushered up to the bar & small individual in a thin summer suit. "1 chtrges him for making a vool of me," answered Mr. Fcidlcman. "Making a fool of you ! how wasthat!" "Vy I saw a vooman go into the alley of von house, and 1 vaited and vatched till 1 see her come out, and ven she did como out, shcvas'nt there, not a bit ot her; for ven I cotched hold of her, I found it was dis blamed veller him self." 'Can't say that I understand you exactly. Vou saw a woman go into the alley." "Yaw ; and ven she coom out, I cotched hold of her, bote she vas gone, and dis velltr vas dare in her blace." "Was there mere than one person in the al ley V "Oh no ;--only bole vun. She went up in to de pack yard of do house, and ven she coom out, she vasn't dare, not a bit, vor I cotch bol l of her and vound it vas dis veller." "Well, this is mysterious. What is your name Sir ?" (to the prisoner.) "Mary Williams,' (in a o!t, subdued voice.) "Mary ! well, what are you doing in th'.t dress V "Why, Sir," answered the disguised Maty, bin iliing and stammering, "1 had this suit mi AbttniKe, and to scare my cousin Surah, I wi ot into the yard to put it on, and then come out t.i knock at the door, when the watch.r.an nubbe-l mc." "As if her cousin could bo scared mit a paif of breeches!" observed Mr. Fcidlcman. "I knew there was nobody at home but her1 self," said Mary, "and I intended to have Bom a fen ; that's the whole truth of it." "And 6ure enough, you had some vun," face tiously remarked Mr. Feidleroan, in a'.iusiou Ut Mary's niglit in the watch-house. Altera severe rebuke, the sportive yotv'g; lady was 6entdovn below, and advised to fen I after her female apparel, and to abstain from all 6uch dangerous frolics for the time to cone-. Having promised, with many tears to take thu counsel, she soon alter went into a private s partment, and dressed herself more becoming'.;. , w hen she re-appeared in the form of a very pret ty girl, and left the office looking rather uti cemfortable, r.s well che might, after such i mortifying adventure. (X!7" It may be proper to remark, that wo have net given t!m riol name of the poor girl, who was sufficiently punibhed for her impru dence, without having her nocturnal adventura made public Evening Mercury. And the young soldier was immediately smit ten to the smoking earth ; but his noble eelfde- ConiiETT. William Cijbett showed normall exultation in recapitulating the naval victories oftho Americans. lie was one day speaking somewhat boldly on the subject in the presence of nn I'nir'iK?! oiVifrr u-ltii tf isjlilir observed. v.'t'nn, gave lime for the arrival of a French . , i . h "There is a good reason for it. I went on squadron nl heavy rava'.ry. The Marshal was , , e, , , .i,-.. .,.i , , . ,. , , , , i board their man ot war after our defeat ami leseued, d.sdplino reestablished, and too army j ... ... . ., En.-lish." Ami sacd fio'.n complete destruction. On his return tu Paris, Jourdan was one e vcni'i'T at a soiree, where also shono tho bril liancy of Madame la Marechale S -, The Marshal wan narrating tho noble trait which had saved his life, when the lady, struck with a sudden recollection, demanded Is not Desclairs the name of this officer !' 'It certainly is, Madame la Marechale.' The wretched man ! It is 1 w ho have slain him !' In thut case, Madame,' rejoined the Marshal, applying a line of Muliere'n : 'Tha folk you havs killed srs ht siecllent hetlth.' for M. Desclairs soon recovered from his wounds and is in exit l!nt health, and, betides, is a had you net all 'Knglish V A young clergyman, who found it impossible) to provide for his family, with his very slender income wroto to his friend "Dear Frank, I muet part wiih my Living to save my Life." Capatai, and OmoisAt,. The London I'unch says "How dependent a thing is hu man existence. What is beauty without soap V "As coke is to the steam engine, so is mulb i to gen nil. Life is a railway, and the cook is stoker." Bar-rooms are called exchanges, because great busiues is there transacted. Draugl t sretheie presented for ucceptance aud seldom pretexted against.