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IT. H. MASSER, JOSEPH EI8EI.Y. ? Ptrt.iiinitits and 1 PHOPKUTORS, tt. ji. wImsseh, editor. Office in CcntriMryintherlarof If. B. Mat ter's Store. THE AMERICAN" is published every Satur day nt TWO DOLLARS per annum to be nid half yearly in advance. No paper discontin ued till all arrearages are paid. No subscriptions received for a leas period thnn ai months. All communication or letter on business relating to the office, to insure attention, must be POST PAID. ALEXANDER L. IIICKEY. TRUNK KAKER, Xo. 150 Chestnut Street, PniX.ADEX.FHX A. TTTHERE all kinds of leather trunk, valises and rarpet-haR, nf every style and pattern are manufactured, in tlie best manner and from the best 'materials, and sold at the lowest rate, Philadelphia, July 13th. 1815. ly. TERMSBDUCED. DAGVERRIAN GALLERY nfPate.nl Premi um Colored likenesses, and. Photographic Drpnl f No. 13G Chesnut Street, Philadelphia. 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CLARKSON, RICH & MULLIGAN, Successors to Joseph Blackwood, No. 1 1 1 Chesnut, corner of Franklin Place. Philadelphia. FebJJSd, 1845. " U MMl : LL AS "& PARASOLS, CHEAP FOX2 CASH. J. "7. SWJLIIVZ Umbrella and Parasol Manufactory. Ao. 37 Karlh Thitd strrrt, two doon below the CTY HOTEL, Philadelphia. A LWAYS on band, a large stock of UM HI! EL LAS ami I'AKASOI.S. including the burst new style of Pinked Edged Para-ols nf the best workmanship ud malt-rials, a prices lhat will make it an object lo Country Merchants and others to call and examine Ins stock More purchasing elsewhere. Feb. 22, lH45.-ly SIirfiKItT'S PATENT THIS Machine haa now len tested by more than thirty families in this neighborhood, and has given entire satisfaction. It ia so simple in its construction, that it cannot get out of order. It -(-.Mains no iron to rust, and no springs or rollers to el out of repair. It will do twice aa much wasti ng, with less than halt' the wear and tear of an) of he late inventions, and what i of greater lmpor ance.it costs but little over half a much as oilier v ashing machines. The stibscrilH-r haa the exclusive right for Nor luinhcrland. Union, Lycoming, Columbia, Lu erne and Clinton counties. Price of aingte ma rine 1 6. H. B. MASSE K. The following certificate ia from few of those ho have tbee machines in use. Sunbury, Aug. 24, 144. We, the eurweribera. certify that we have now use, in our families, "Sliugert's fstent Wh- g Machine," and do not hesitate saying that it is nost excellent invention. That, in Washing, will save more than one halt the usual labor. tat it does not require more than one third the ual quantity of soap aud water ; and lhat there no rubbing, ami consequently, nine or no wear ; or tearing. That it knocks off no buttons, and t the finest clothes, auch aacollata, lacea, tucks. Is, etc., may be washed in a very short time hout the lesst injury, and in fact without any mrent wear and tear, whatever. We therefore erfully recommend it to our friends and to the die. aa a most useful and labor saving machine CHARLES W.HEGLNS, A. JOKDAN. CHS. WEAVER. CHS. PLEASANTS, GIUEON MARKLE, Hon. GEO. C. WELKEU, BEN J. HENDRICKS, GIDEON LE1SENRING ia'a Hotel, (formerly Tremont House, No. 16 Chesnut atieet,) Philadelphia, September 1st, 1814. 4 have used Shugcrt'a Patent Washing Machine iy house upwards of eight months, and do not ate to ay that I deem it one ol ine mosi use and valuable labor-aaving machines ever inven I formerly kept two women continually oc ied in washiug, who now do aa much in two i aa they then did in one week. There ia no r or tear in washing, and it requires not more j one-third the uaual quantity of aoap. I have a number of oilier rochinea in my family, hut is so decidedly auperior to every thing else, and Itlo liable to get out of lepair, that I would not ithout one if they should cost ten times the they are aold for. D AJ RR. (l(4VSi:EU The highest price will be iiiven tor r las oeeu, mi HENRY MA8SER. jg. V, o iJ SUNBUJBX AMERICAN. AND SHAMOKIN JOURNAL. Absolute acquiescence in the decisions of Ihe By Mustier & EIncIj'. PROM THE RIO GltAXOE. The Trnnnsln Pine ilTHnfirny nfCnpl. Thornton anil I.leut. Kane, The New Orleans Delta of the Will inst, says : . The steam ichooner Florida, Captain Cliff, from Urazos Rantiarjo, 5th inst., arrived nt New Orleans Inst evening. Although she sailed previous to the depar ture of the New York, she brings a more full and detailed report than was received by the steamer New York. Col. Whistler, of the United States Army, bearer of despatches, arrived in tho Florida. Messrs. Titos. II. Jenkins, W. Bidden, tt. Wheeler, Z. R. Wansely, also came passen gers. Wc are indebted too passenger for tho fol lowing report semi-official : ATTACK 0 TON GEN. TAYLOR'S CAMT. On the 1st instant, the main body of the army of occupation marched Irom its camp on the Rio (Jramle, leaving as a pnrrison in the field work opposite Mitamoras, the ?th Regiment of infan try, and two companies of Artillery, command ed by Capl. Loud and Lieut. Bragg, the whole commanded by Inj. Brown of the infiintry. Although it is believed that some ltlOO to lo,- 00 shot were fired by the enemy during the pe riod, but one casualty ocrnred, a sergeant of company B, of seventh Regiment of Infiintry, having been killed. Not one of ottr guns were dismounted, though the enemy's lire was for some time concentratod on the 18 pound bat tery, nnd that shot frequently struck the embra sures. At five o'clock on the morning cf the 4th, the firing was commenced by the enemy and con tinued for twelve or fifteen minutes, and kept tip a long intervals during the iIbj-, but without effect. The amount of dannge done to the ene my beyond the silrr.cinir of their batteries can not yet be correctly known. Capt. Walker, of the Texan volunteers, broght the despatches to Point Isabel. On the 2d the army encamped at Point Isa bel, the morning of the a heavy cannonading was heard in the direction of Matnmoras, which continued during the day, and at long intervals during night of the 4th. Owing to the difficulty of communicating with the forts no intelligence was received at head quarters respecting the result of the cannonading, until the morning of the 5th. A party was sent forward to commu nicate, and brought a despatch from Major Brown, announcing the particulars, a brief state ment of which follows : At five o'clock on the morning of the 'M a fire opened upon the fort from one of the Mexi can batterice, and was continued wiih seven guns. The lire was immediately returned, and the battery silenced by our guns in thirty min utes two of the enemy' guns supposed to be dismounted. The enemy thn commenced firing from the lower fort and harbor battery. A brisk fire of shot nnd shell was kept up, but without dam age to the fort or farrisnn. A eoiiiinued fire was now kept up by our 111 pounders on the en emy's guns and the city, the Consulate flags be ing still respected. The fire of the enemy was kept up without cessation till half past G o'clock. At 10 it was temporarily suspended, but recommenced and continued at intervals till 12 o'clock at night. It is supposed that 5,000 or 0,000 Mexicans attacked the fort, and the chapperral is full of them. General Taylor's troops are in fine spirits and in good health." The Picayune also contains a confirmation of the rumored safety of Capt Thornton and Lieutenant Kane. C. C. P. From the New Orleana Picayune. We proceed now to lay before the reader an account of the surprise and subsequent surren der of Capt. Thornton's command. Though not official, we have it from a gentlemen fuuiiliar with tho circumstance of the case, and upon whom all reliance may be placed. We do not know when we have publii-hcd any thing which has afforded such sincere pleasure. It will cheer hearts that have been wrung with all the bitterness of grief, and make the nation glad. SURPRISE AND SURRENDER OF CAPT. THORNTON'S COMMAND. On the evening ot the 2:Jd ult, (Jen. Taylor's spies brought in intelligence to the effect that about two thousand five hundred Mexicans had crossed the Rio Grande to the Texas side, above the American Fort, and that about fifteen bund red of the same bad crossed below. Gen. T immediately despatched a squadron of dragoons to each place of crossing, for the purpose of reco- nnitcring them, and ascertaining their position The squadron ordered below waa in command of Capt Ker, the one above was commanded by Capt. Thornton, and composed of Capt. Hardee, Lieuts. Kane and Mason, with sixty-one pri vates and non-cornmissioncd officers. The for mer commander, Capt. Ker, on arriving at the point where it waa supposed they had crossed, found that the report was false, lhat they had not crossed there, but had all crossed above, majority, the vital principle of Republics, from which Sunbury, ftortliuiiibcrlnnd Co. which was afterwards proved by Capt. T.V command being surprised, in which Lieut. Geo. Mason, with nine men, were killed, nnd two wounded. The wounded were sent to Gen. Taylor's camp; the army having no hospital in the field. Capt. Thornton, Hardee, and Lieut. Kane miraculously escaped, together with the balance of the non-commissioned officers and men, but were captured, and aro now prisoners of war in Mexico. Tho circumstances which led to the surprise are these: After T. 'a command had proceeded up the Rio Grande about twenty-four miles, and as was supposed, to with nbout three miles of the Mexican camp, the guide refused to go any further, nnd stated for his reason that the whole country was infested with Mexicans, Capt. T., however, proceeded on with his command about two miles, when he came to a farm house, which was enclosed entirely by a chnpparrel fenc, with the exception ot that portion of it which bordered on the river, and this was so imogy as to be impassable. Capt.'T. entered this enclosure through a pair of bars, and ap proached the bouse for the purpose of making some inqn ry, his command following him. So soon ns his command bad all entered the enclo sure, the enemy, having been concealed in the chnparrcl, about two thousand five hundred in number, completely surrounded him and com menced firing upon bis command, lie then wheeled his command, thinking that he could charge through the enemy, and pass out where he had entered, not however without n consi derable loss. This he attempted, but did not succeed, the enemy being too strong. At this instant, Capt. Hardee approached him for the purpose of advising him how to ex tricate themselves. The firing of tho enemy still continuing Capt. Thornton's horse, having doubtless received a shot, ran away with him and leaped the chaparrrl fence and plunged in to a precipice, where he fell, with Cnpt. T un der him, where the latter remained insensible for five or six hours. This casualty placed Cnpt. Hardee in command, who attempted with the residue to make his escape by the river, intend ing on arriving at its margin to swim it. In this he failed, finding it solhigfry that he cnud not get to it. He then returned, taking the precaution to get out of distance of the musketry, dismounted nnd examined the arms of his men, determining to sell their lives as dearly a possi ble. Before he hail succeeded however in the inspection of his arms, n Mexican offierr rode up nnd nsked him to surrender, dipt. 11. re plied that he would surrender on one condition, which was-, that if the Mex ciin Gonernl would receive them as pris-oncrs of war, ami treat them as the most civilized nations do, he would surrender, but on no other conditions. The Mexican officer bore this inrsntoe to the (loner. al commanding, and returning with the assur ance that he would. Capt. II. then surrender ed. Captuins Thornton nnd Hardoe, with Lieut. Kane anil the residue of thn non-commissioned offices and privates of Cnpt. T's. command, are now prisoners of war in -Mexico. The enemy trent them remarkably well. Lieut. George Musou was a fine young of- i j,. i .i - i ... ... ucer, bihj hiss ueaui is mueu rei'reiteii. I lis sabre belt was recogni.ed among some articles that were subsequently captured from the en emy. So lively is Ihe curiosity lo learn every par ticular of the actions of the lid and ltli instant, that we annex hereto a letter from an officer at Point Isabel, written more for our private eye '.ban fur the public, but which cannot but inter est all our readers: Correspondence of the Picayune.) Point Isahix, May fl, 1I(5. Gentleman When the express came in ibis morning I hurriedly penciled down the gratify ing intelligence which it brought us, expecting lbs boat would leave in a few minutes. It now only waits fur (Jen. Taylor'a official despatch, which is being prepared fr Washington. I lav ing lieard the official report from Major Brown read, an,d having a letter before ine from there, I will give you further particulars according- On the morning of the 3d, at reveille, the Mexicans opened their batteris upon the work, throwing balls and shells without intermission until sunset, finishing with half a (Wen extra ones at tattoo lor a lullaby. At reveille, on the 4th, they opened again, sending a few shots and shells, which compli ment was repeated at noon. Our artillery silenced the fort opposite ours in half an hour after the firing commenced on the 4th, and knocked three embrasures into one. This caus ed them to slop firing there for a considerable time, to repair damages. Our artillery also dismounted several of their guns, and from ap pearances niust, have killed many men. On our part but one Serjeant, of the Ttli Infantry, waa killed being sliot in the head with a 3-lb ball, lie was carried to the hospital, when, strange to say, a shell fell and blew the remain der of hia tcad off. Some twenty men were standing around the hospital when the shell there i no appeal but to force, the vital principlo Pa. Saturday, May 30, 14. burst ; several where knocked down, but none injured. One artillery soldier W'as slightly wounded by a piece of shell, and many have made narrow escapes. We only kept up our fire foralnnt two hours saving our ammunition whilst their's was be ing thrown away. From their having thrown, from 1,500 to 2,000 shots nnd shells, nnd killing but one of our men and wounded another you may judjre they are none of the best artil lerists, and that wc hnd good defence. Their shot rendered n good tunny of our tents unser viceable, but all our men are in good spirits, and nnxious to come to close quarters. Our picqtiet guard is now firing at a party of Mexican soldiers, about a mile below the fort. The chappnrcl between this nnd llin fori is like a bee-hives, so full is it with Mexican. It is thought that tl.ey will make nn os.ault on the rear of the fort, nnd try to repel tho march of the troops from this plnce returning. Gen. T. leaves ns soon o a rcinlnrcement arrives here, which will enable the work to be defend ed without the force which ho brought down from above. In haste yours, S. S. F. Capt. W.u.Krn'si i ioht. The account which we gave in our last of the loss sustained by Captain Walker's command of twentv-loiir men, in their fijjht on thc2Slhnlt , with a large body of Mex cans, is ciuilirined by subsequent arrivals. But six of Ins men were killed ; the remainder made their wny into Point Isabel. Cni.. Hays. A gentleman who arrived from Galveston, yesterday, relates to us nn nneciloto in regard to this gallant Texas Ranger, the au thenticity ot which we do not doubt. Col. Ciuinles, a Mcxictiii chief, nt the head of a larj;e body of cnlvery, sent word to Col. Hays, then at San Antonia, lo the i lii cl that he, Col. Cnnales, was at the head of 1,200 Mexicans u pon the Arroyo Coloradn, and should be very hap py to receive there Col.' Hays and the Banners. To this Col. Hays promptly responded by the same messenger, that it would give him pleas ure to pay his respects to Col. Cnnales, nnd that he would nrconlinfrly wait upon him for that purpose with 100 Bangers on Wednesday morn ing the (lib instant. Should this intercharge of courtesies take place nnd we have no reusmi to doubt it, for Hays is determined to cut his wijy to Gen. Tay lor's camp we shall assuredly hear of warmer work than nny which has yet been reported. OiniKKKit Ovv ! Tho French schooner Gi rondo Packet No. 1, C.iptain Ponlelo, nrrivod hero yesterday. She was from Liverpiwd, bound for Matanioras, but was ordered off from the month ol the Bio Grande on tin- 1st instant, bv the I'nited States brig Lawrence. Cm. IVrciiiAS. Not Ions since we wer informed by Col. Pitrhlyn. oil'! of the chief of the Choctaw Nation West, nnd a man ol tine talents, that in the event of war with Mexico, he would raise a mounted regiment of Choc taws, mid tender its sorvircsto the government. Mnny of the Cboetaws nre lich, well educated nnd intelligent, wi'h all Ihe habits nfcivilix'tinn. They are a brave nnd warlike peoplr, and have never been defeated in their wars. I'nlike the ('reeks and Cherokees, they have been our ear ly and faithful allies, and one of their proudest bunhts is, that they have never shed one dropo' American blood. They are well mooned likI armed ; are capable of inn kin a campaign without a commissary or hospital ; are ported ly familiar with the country west, it ml would render efficient service. -Y. O. .hflvrxtmimt. The New Orleans Bulletin, referring to the tenor of its private corresdondence from the Ar my, says : As tor the camp opposite Mala morns, it is a regular bastion iiitrenclunetit fortification of five sides, very strong, and well supplied with guns. It hasa force of uboul 051) men, with provision, as we are informed, lor thirty days, and abundance of ammunition except for the 23 pounders, which is accordingly husbanded. The enemy's artillery, we infer from the lilile effect of his cannonading, is not so perfect or else not so well served as was supiiosod. The place may, therefore, we think, be counted free from danger except by assault. There was reason to think that an attempt to storm waa contemplated by the Mexicans, and their irregular fire kept up for the purpose of fatiguing tho garrison in advance. Major Brown, however, whom Gen. Taylor lctt in command, is represented aen very cool and prudent as well as brave officer, and there is no fear that ho w ill be found at fault ; and as a successful assault upon a battery requires so much greater a degree of discipline and resolu tion than have ever been exhibited by the Mex icans, no attack they can make is likely to be successful. One of the New Orleans papera says that Colonel Whistler cornea home under airest. Another paper says that he is in leeble health. MlLlTAUY MoKMEVr IN New OhLKANH. The volunteering spirit continues very lively, and new companies arc successively presenting themselves. The Regiment commanded by Senator Mark and immediate parent of despotism. JarrEHsos. Vol. ;--o. 36 W hole No, 200. was In embaik for tho Rio Grande on the even inffof the 12th.' Three steamlionts, the Alabama, the New York, and tho Florida, (steam-schooner,) have been taken up for the conveyance of troips. The liouisinna legion has volunteered in a body, numbering one thousand men. Worthy of Imitation. A highly respecta ble cnmmereinl house in this city said to their rlerks "Gentlemen, if you are disposed tn en list in your country's service, as volunteers, do so ; your salaries will continue ; nnd if you re turn, yon shall be reinstated in your present situntions. Therefore, serve your country, if you desire to do so." AV ie Orhans Times. LrANHKH at thk Rio Ghamib. A letter received from Charleston gives tho following account of the causes that led to the capture of Lieut. De.is: 'It appears that Lieut. Bess was officer of the day, and it was enstotnary for tho American band in perform the national airs when the eStur Spangled Banner' was lowered in the e vening. This 'concord of swert sounds' attract ed the attention of the Mexicans on the oppo site side, and crowds assembled on the banks of the river tn listen to the strains of music a inong which were many ladies. Lieut. Dens became enamored with n certain Mexican beau ty, nnd signs nnd tokens of affection passed be tween them. On the very samo cvcning,like another Lcnmler, he plunged into the Mexican Hellespont after his Hero, and no sooner hnd he larded on Ihe other side than he was secured ns n prisoner. Love, ami not valor or friendship, prompted him to cros the river.' Di rntiriit Toinmlo i,nl Prtrurlloil of Life anil Properly. The town of Grenada, Miss., has been almost swept away by a teriible tornado, and with it tho lives of many of its valuable citizens. It occurred alxuit 15 o'clock on Thursday, the 7ih inst. We find the following melancholy par ticulars in a slip issued on the Pth at the Grena da Chronicle office : The tornado entered Grenada in the western pari, nnd first in its sweep over tho town took the houses of Gen. T. N. Waul, occupied by Mr. F.ubanks ,-of Mr. Samuel King, occupied by Daniel Robinson, K-q. ; nnd I fiat of (Jen. T. N. Waul, occupied by Dr. Robert F. Purr.ell. In ihe destruction ot tli'se houses two white per sons were hurried lo eternity, viz: Mr. Robin son nnd .Mr. Robinson. In tho death of these per-ons, our friend nnd fellow townsman, Danl. Robinson, F.sq., lost a filhernnd a devoted wife. Several of his children were also wounded; there w ere also three negroes killed, the proper ly of Dr. Purnell. A Mr. I'ubniiks was also killed, and his child is lyie'r mortally wounded. The hurricane took off the root of the house of James Sim, l'-q., nnd injured some of his fami ly, thotinh fort.iiialoly occasioned no deaths. It then passed on through the southern part of the town and laid low Ihe house wherein Mrs. l'liiinun r lived, killing that lady and num ber of students ; it also swept away the houses of our fellow-townsmen, Peter Gause, .lames M. Binghn, Dr. J. Snider, I'. S. Iind, Mr. IVler. T.I. D.llahite, t'ept. Caldwell, Mrs. Jones, L. D. Roller, nnd several others, which we do not now recollect, together with the Bap tist church, and the Grenada Male Academy. It nlso injured more or less, the houses occu pied by Dr. Ildmnmis, F. II. Mitchell, T. M. Oliver, and Dr. Tnrpley. Our friend, Daniel Robinson, not only lost his wile and father, but n considerable sum of money which has been blown nt in the w ind and has not been found. Amid a general cnnfuion, the groans of the dying nnd the wofnl nnd heart-rendiog lamen tations of the livinrj, tho storm left us to pursue i's march of devastation through he country. An equally dreadful nnd ruinous storm it has never been our Mad misfortune to witness or our painful duty to record, and ns Ihe thought of it, past though it be, nnd the dinger ever rises in our mind, the cold sweat gushes from our brow nnd n utcnt.il prayer of thanks, true, real, heart lilt thanks to our God fills our bosom to burst ing. Below we give n list, as far as nscertnmed, cf the dead, wounded, eVe. It cannot be reckoned nn accur itn nnd full statement, owing to the haste in which it wasobtiined ; but those put down ns killed are certainly dead and perhaps others. Wc will publish a correct list, &.c, next week: Kn.t.i n James Whitsett son of Dr S Whit sett, S children of D llnsser, 1 daughter of J Snider, 1 son of R Ctffinunn, Mr Plummer.a son of Mr Kirwin, Mrs Robinson wife of D Robinson ; nnd his father, 1 son of J A Williams son, Baiighn and child, Wm Kubanks, 1 sun of Rev Mr Boswell, Henry Allen, son of Mrs Allen, 2 negroes belonging to S Caldwell, 2 or 3 belor.giug to J Balfour. Woi yi B. A daughter of D Rosser, a son ofR Ci llman, a son of J A Williamson, two children of Mr Gill, a sun of J Melton, Mrs Bnughn, 2 sons of Win 1-ake, Joseph, a son of B Williams. Br., a son of Dr LMmends, child 'Ull's 1 J au t'H'fSJ J!TW S .'i.'JiB pricks oi' AnvrnTisixi;. 1 square I insertion, fO 1 do S do 1,711 1 do 3 do 1 rt Kvery subsequent Insertion, 0 25 Yearly Adtreitisement: eneeolumn, f2S t half column, f 18, three squares, f 12; two rquares. ; one s(tnre, f .). Half-yearly: onn column, fl 8 ; half column, ?12 ; three squares, f 3 ; tworqunres, one square, ?3 f0. Advertisement lilt without direclions as to the length of time they sre to be published, wit! continued until ordered oat, and charged accord ingly. C5-Hlxtcen lines or less make a square. 1-J--B1 . . - - of the late Dr Payne, n child of Mr r.ubnpk, Mrs Land, lady of T S I, Eqr I M Sample, Marion, son of A S Brown, Richard Armstrong Mra Nelson, John Mitchell, James Holder. Newspapers. No mnn is willingly without a newspaper Cowper describes it as .' "This iot of four paijes, happy work Which not e'en critics criticise; that hold Inquisitive attention while I read, Fast hound in chain of silence, which the f ir Tbonsh eloquent themselves, yet lV-ar tobnalc! What is it but a map of bny life, Its fluctuation nnd its vast concerns V Lomo'.ion has scarcely improved more t'."n newspnpsrs since Cowper wrote, nnd is tut more subservient to the gcnernl wellre I v' ry mnn looks for his newspaper. Wer- the judges to abdicate, and the courts t i suerd their functions, no man would nt once miss and regret them, except for the low of a ctdnmn of nmnsement in the newspapers ; but the d y nnd hour when the postman 'with h:s twat ?i s born,' 'the herald of a noisy world,' or the ii' il train leaving its great bags of nlmotit n toil weitrht of letters, should go to its destination without newspaper", would be lull of con Wnri. lion. We cannot picture the ecneral alarm, the fidrretty uneasiness, which would spread it self into inntimernbte conjectures ns tn what commotion could have laid an embargo en tha newspaper. For the mil to nrrive without t!i! journals, would be like the approach of i!.iy f U lowed by no rising sun. Whenever thu fact is nlltided to, every man becomes instantly sen sible that, society could not exist in its present wonderful ramifications without newspapers.- They are not merely the rfTspr;nr of the nnttt ral system of society, they nrc essential parts of it, which will outlive the throne nnd the peer SC The Counlry Pbjslclnrt. A Ghost Story. The life of a physician brings him in contact with many strange events and that of country practitioners is o!t,?n made up of as great a variety of incidents, as the ci could afford. The following incident the writer of thir can vouch for as having occurred aa related, and if it did not turn out a 'real ghost,' al least it cr ma very near being one. The initials only ol 'ha parties are given. Dr. G wae the principal physician i'? 'ho village of S , in Massachusetts'. lie lud been attending nn infant child o' a young ca;i pie, whose re.-idence was mile from tho viii. but thn child died nnd was buried, and the ten ther was more than usually afflicted at t'-o l.:s of her tirst-lxirn. One night, a week or two ntt-v the burin! ot ihe child, the worthy Doc or w us ritin; at a lute hour of tho night past the village burial ground. The moon was shining brightly, nm! a cold March wind was whittling through tha tops of n couple of t ill pities which then orna mented the graveyard, (tiuine VnnJul lind has since destroyed them.) The Doctor w as muring epon we know not what when sud denly his old white horse piickuJ up his ea-a and began to snort in a very tinouul manner. The Doctor looked around, but could discover nothing. The old nag, with instinct more a cute, began to shy away from the gruvo yarJ fence, as if ho had no intention ot coining in contact with any spirit which might walk there. The Doctor was not superstitious; ha got off' his horse and climbed the fence into tha graveyard, to try and discover what had af triphted his staid and steady animal. Tho Doctor was a man not easily frightened, but it must be confessed that his hair almost stood up, and ho clutched the er.d of his riding; whip convulsively, ad ho looked nnd saw amonjj the tall w Into tombs-tones a figure in white, with long dishevelled h'iir, kneeling beside a new niudu infant's grave. The figure was rock ing to nnd fro, as if in pain or grief, nnd was so near him thut he could see that its white drape ry was scanty and thin, aod the cold wind tip sed Ihe long Imir about wild1)-. A moment, and his re.-oluliou was funned. Carefully nn l firmly he approached and spoke, but he received i.c answer. He laid his hand gently upon the fi gure; it was evidently ffci-h end blood. Tha Doctor lelt relieved. A second look told hiei that it was a female, clad, notwithstanding the: inclemency of the weather, in n tiuu night drss. She tens asleep ! It was the young mother nt the grave of her infant child. Her mind ha I been so wrought tixm by its death thnt even when sleeping ho was not perfect inictiess r f her actions. She had ri?cn from her bed at. I walked more than a mile from her residence the burial ground, without wnkii'g, and, as nr.. be supposed, was horribly frightened when she found herself among the tombs. The good IV tor quieted her fears, and wrapping her in )- ample cloak and placing her behind himsch upon the horse, returned with her to her res -dence. Ik-r htithnnd had not wakened dunr .; her absence, and could scarcely believe Ihe ktv. ry which tho doctor tolJ him. 1'ilttb'.-: Chronicle,