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WASHINGTON CITY, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 18^8 BL\-a Printed by J. <J. DUMX for tlic A. Abs relation. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. TERMS. Subscriptions foi one year, $2 50 in advance, or tjfj 00 if paid at the end of three months. For six months, $1 50 in advance. Advertisements inserted at the usual rates. All letters relating to the pecuniary interests of the Pa per to be addressed, postage paid, to the Publisher, JAMES C. DUNN. All letters relative to the Editorial department to he di rected, postage paid, to the Editor of the Native Jlmericun. Those subscribers for a year, who do not give nolice of their wish to have the paper discontinued at the end of their year, will be presumed as desiring its continumice until countermanded, and it will accordingly be contin ued at the option of the publisher. From the Northern Statesman. COMMODORE TUCKER. Samuel Tucker was born in the town of Mar bleliead, in Massachusetts. When he was about ten years old, Samuel was placed on board a British frigate, where lie learned all the duties of a sailor. At the age of seventeen, Samuel Tucker performed one of the most heroic deeds of his life. He was on board of a schooner which wits rhased by two piratical frigates. The captain of the schooner was so intoxicated that.he could not take care of the vessel. The enemy pressed close upon them, and there seemed no chance but that they would be taken. At this moment, Samuel Tucker appeared oil the quarter-deck, and having forced the cowardly master to go below, he seized! the helm himself. For some time, the resolute boy was exposed to a shower of balls from the two frigates, but so skilfully did he manage his vessel, that he esca ped them both. lie steered the schooner and crew safely into the harbor of Lisbon, in Portugal, where he arrived the next day. As soon as the vessel was safely anchored, lie went below, and apologizing to the captain for the course he had been obliged to pursue, he resigned his command. But the ungrateful captain placed him, under a false pretence, on boaril of a British frigate then in port. The commander of the fri gate, however, learned the truth of the case, and rewarded the brave boy by promotion. When the revolutionary war broke out, Samuel! earnestly took the part of his native country, and fearlessly asserted her'rights. So active in the cause was ha, that he was soon appointed commo dore in the navy. This was an honor which he did not much expect. Me used sometimes to re late the manner in which he received his first commissioii as commodore. He was then a young man, and lived at Mar blehead. He was cutting wood before lii.s mo ther's door, when ail officer, gaylv dressed, rode down the street. It was towards the close of the day, and the officer, seeing Tucker with an axe in his hand, rode up to him, and asked him if lie could inform him where the honorable Samuel Tucker resided. Tucker, not supposing that it was himself who was meant, replied, 'There is no such man lives here; there is no other Sam Tucker in the town but myself.' Immediately on hearing this, the oflicer took off his cap, and, bowing low, presented him his commission in the navy. Commodore Tucker was selected to carry John Adams, our first ambassador, to France. The commodore was ordered to make no delay, and not to stop to fight the enemy, if he could help it. On his passage he escaped from several large ships, which chased him a long way. At one time he was attacked by a British ship, which fired at his vessel once, and then surrendered. He immediately called to the ship, and directed an officer to come on board his vessel. The officer came, and, looking round, said, 'If we had known you were no stronger, we would not have submitted so.' 'Very well,' said Tucker, 'we take no advantage; go back, and we will try it out.' 'If I have such men to deal with,' said the officer, 'I will let it go as it is.' The commodore took possession of his valuable prize, and arrived safely in France. At another time, Commodore Tucker kept his station upon deck for about seventy hours in succession, while chased by a superior force of the enemy. Commodore Tucker did not remain wholly in active during the last war with Great Britain. The coasting vessels which sailed from Bristol, in Maine, used to be much annoyed by the large ships of the enemy, and particularly by a fast sailing tender, which belonged to the British fri gate Ratler. A tender is a small vessel employed to attend a larger one, for the purpose of supply ing her with provisions, or of conveying intelli gence. Some of the good people of Bristol at last determined to relieve themselves of their troublesome visitor. They chose for their leader Com. Tucker, who, although an old man, was as brave, active, and hardy, as ever. They armed themselves, and proceeded to the water's side. A sloop, which had been used for carrying wood, was fitted up, and they departed on the same day. For a (lay or two they sailed about the coast in vain, in search of the tender. But at last it hove in sight. The vessels rapidly ap proached each other. In the mean time, the commodore ordered his men to stand upon the wood in the hold of the sloop, so as to he out of sight. He then hoisted the American flag, and fired a musket. The tender hoisted a British en sign, and fired a cannon, not supposing that the poor coasting sloop would make the least resis tance. But just at this moment the commodore called for his men with a loud voice. The deck of the little sloop was covered by them in an instant; and they fired their guns at the astonished enemy, in quick succession. In a few minutes not a man was to be seen on board of the British tender. The hat of the captain was occasionally perceived popping up, as he lay, trying to steer, flat on his back. It was soon learned that lie was ready to surrender, but had no means of hauling down his flag. His men had hid themselves below, and the shower of balls which poured in upon his vessel, made it dangerous for him to attempt to walk across the deck. This difficulty, however, was got over by shooting down the flag, and the ten dor was boarded and made prize of, with several good guns and twenty-five men. Not a person was killed or wounded, on either side. Com. Tucker generously took the British commander to his own house, and entertained him handsom. ly for some lime. During the latter part of his life, Com. Tucker resided at Bremen, a town in Maine. ? He was much beloved by his acquaintances, and his cha racter was 6uch as to claim the esteem of every one. He died on the 12th of March, 1833, in the 86th year of his age. He had, a few weeks before, received a pension from government of six hundred dollars a year. From the Christian Statesman. AFRICAN SKETCHES. No. 3. Colonial Settlements.?Cape Messurado, the site of Monrovia, the first settlement lairly estab lished by the American Colonization Society, has always been an important point of the West coast of Africa, in the estimation of all vessels visiting that coast. It makes a better land fall than Cape Mount, to the north, or any other headland to hesou:h of it, berng more easily re cognized, and has always afforded supplies ol wood, water, and provisions to shipping. The description given ol it by the Chevalier de Mar chais, in the account of his voyages to Guinea in 1725, '26, '27, is tolerably correct. He gives ra th< r a mor'j flattering descriptionof>the natives there, than truth would warrmffntthe prWntday; although the influence of the slave-trade may sufficiently account for their subsequent determi nation of character anJ habits. It is remarkable that he should have chosen the same spot for a Frenchjsettlement. smd has given a minute plan of the proposed colony, lor the purposes ol buy ing slaves and produce. Cape Messurado is a high, bold, rocky, head land in the latitude of 6? 29v N. and in longitude 10? 50x W., covered, when not inhabited, with a dense forest growth almost impenetrable from vines and brushwood. Its highest elevated point near ly overhangs the sea, and is about 150 feet above its level. Monrovia occupies a platform about 80 feet lower, gradually lessening as it extends to wards the mainland. This elevated peninsula forms the S. W. bank of a large bason of wat r, formed by the junction of Messurado river, and a branch from the St. Paul's river called the Stock ton creek. On its inland side is placed the great er part of the town. It was occupied by.a few colored cmi'jrants Irom the United States, under the care of Mr. J. Ashinun, the devoted agent, ol the American Colonization Society, in the year 1822. An account of the exertions and sufferings ol this little band of pilgrims to Africa and their suc cessful defeat of the combined savage host that would have exterminated them, and so graphical ly and touchingly described by Mr. Ashmun him self, that for minute details, I would beg leave to refer to his memoir of the events ol that interest ing period, and to the life of that extraordinary man, by his biographer, the Rev. II. R. Gurley. From that period until 1821, little improvement was made in the town?either in the number and architecture of the houses, or in the extent ol ground cleared, the interval being chiefly employ ed in reconciling the colonists to their new home, and in organizing the efficient system of Govern ment, which being effected, prosperity and con tentment speedily followed. The whole population of Monrovia, including native residents, may be safely stated at 1200.? A considerable number of its early settlers have gone for the benelit of agriculture, to the other settlements. All the houses arc frame, many with stone basements; 10 or 12 large two story stone dwelling-houses, and as many very large warehouses, with stone wharves on the river, af ford good evidences of industry. The stone is well adapted for building, being a sort of close grained granite, and a heavy, red, vesicular sand stone, of which the Cape is composed. The co lonial schooners are built by the colonists them selves, and are very good specimens ol naval ar chitecture. They trade in palm oil, camwood, and ivory, along the coast, more particularly to Cape Mount and Grand Bassa. There arc four large churches, at present, in Monrovia, three of which are stone, and afford flattering evidence of the architectural taste of the colonists who erected them. Two very excellent stone school houses are nearly finished, one built by the Methodist Mission, the other by the La dies' Liberian Education Society, in Richmond. The town itself covers three square miles.? The streets are laid off' at right angles, and are wide, the principal one, Broadway, being 100 feet. Each block consists of four lots, each a quarter of an acre. Most of the gardens in Mon rovia are abundantly supplied with fruit trees; the oranges and lemons are very fine and large, the latter unusually so. The cocoa flourishes, and bears abundantly. The. pomegranate, the cashew, the fig, and grape vine, may be seen, but not in any abundance. Indeed, the gardens and farms of the colonists are yet as experiments, showing rather, what can be-done, than the test of the resources of the soil and country. Yet I am sure that any colonizationist, who has given his time, his talents, or money, to advance the cause, who could be able to look on the many neat white-painted houses, with Venetian blinds, surrounded by white fence, and placed, each, so comfortably in the deep green shades of those trees, like a bird's nest in a lump of foliage, to the inmates <>f which, he has secured all the dignity and privileges of freemen, would#consider himself more than repaid. A court house and jail are building of stone. The library once contained some thousands of books, but from the scarcity of general readers, they have become scattered and neglected; the building, as well as books, being nearly consumed by hugabugs and other real bookworms. In fact, it was a supplv not needed, a feast for which they bad as yet no relish. Many people consider themselves sufficiently charitable in sending out as many old religions books as they have no use for, when he who gives a dollar to assist in sup porting schools and teachers, does more than the mere donor of one hundred books. A Moral Friendship Society, for the suppression of viccT and encouragement of virtue, has existed for some years. They have also a Union Sisters' Charity Societyi for purposes of benevolence, and a Tem perance Society of 500 members. There are two forts in Monrovia; one in the centre of the town, of a triangular form, with square towers at the a igles, built by Df, Randall. Its onlv use, at present, is as an arsenal. The other is placed on the summit of the Cape. It completely commands the town and roadstead.? They are pretty well supplied with cannon, but are much in want of carriages,1 ood decaying soon in that climate. Cast metal ea riages would be the most suitable. A flag staff and signal house are al so stationed there to give notk; ol vessels in the offing. The commerce of Monrovia has diminished considerably there of late yeajs. The colonists became involved in heavy debt to American and English merchants, from raslnand careless cre diting. A spirit of trading wai encouraged that gave the colony a great apparentprosperity, which was suddenly checked by the Internal wars stop ping the influx of native pipduce. 'J'his has, however, proved to them that agricultural success can be the only measure of colonial prosperity. The duties arising from imports at present, are about $1,500. The currency, of the colony is a mixture of goods, camwood, ivory, palm oil, Spanish dollars, and Sierra Leon cut money, vhey have, at pre sent bills in circulation, issued on the faith of the Colonial Government, which answer very well. New Georgia.?This settlement of recaptured Africans sent out by the Uniljed States, is four miles from Monrovia, on the $ lock ton creek.? The town is about half a mile'square, and is in habited by two tribes, the Eboes and Congoes. The tribes are divided from each other by a main street. It exhibits more general industry and neatness than any other settlement. They take pains to keep their streets smooth and clean.? Their lots and farms are v\ ell cultivated, the for mer being fenced with wild plum, or the croton oil nut. They, seem contented and happy, attend church regularly, and are anxious to have their children educated. Magistrates and constables are annually appointed from among themselves, the dignity of which offices they prize much, and execute the duties faithfully, as far as they are able. During elections of general ofliccrs, they may be seen attending the polls with all the bus tle and activity of warm politicians. There are two schools in this settlement, one under the care of the Methodist Episcopal Mission, the other is supported by the Ladies' Liberia i Society, in Philadelphia. The population was 300 by the last census. Caldwell.?This settlement is very pleasantly situated on the south bank of the St. Paul's river, which >s '101'c about a mile in width. The town extends four miles along the banks, and one on the Stockton creek. The inhabitants are chiefly en gaged in farming. Large quantities of potatoes, arrow root, cassada, plantains, and Indian corn, are raised. A superintendant of the settlement, magistrates, and constables arc appointed by the Governor. ,It has two churches and two schools, -supported by the same as those in New Georgia. Two large receptacles for their emigrants are erected there by the Society. The lots are laid off similar to those of Monrovia. The farms are placed around the outskirts of the town. The most of emigrants who settled Caldwell were poor from the lirst, and have not therefore done very great things in farming; but the comfort and independence of the inhabitants are in the exact proportion to their agricultural industry. There are many respectable men, there, who surrounded with abundance, have often declared themselves to ine entirely satisfied with their new home. Caldwell numbers 600 inhabitants. Millsburg?Is 12 miles higher up the St. Paul's river than Caldwell. It is very pleasantly situated, and in the dry season is a very delightful residence. It is more decidedly agricultural than any of the other settlements. Many of its inhab itants have a large number of the young coffee trees and the sugar cane growing abundantly?ol' potatoes, cassada, plantains, indian corn, and in deed of all the vegetable necessaries of life, there is no want, nor ever need be. In times of scar city among the natives, they have applied to Millslmrg for supplies. The soil is a rich clay loam, and has always been considered the best in the colony. In this settlement the emigrants oc cupy at once their farms, which run back from the river in strips of ten acres by one. This is, undoubtedly trie best place (or the promotion and encouragement of agriculture, but liable to this objection in infant settlements?that the houses being necessarily separated to a considerable dis tance from each other, the inhabitants are less ea sily concentrated in case of attacks from the na tives. The population is about 500. Marshall?The last settlement formed by the American Colonization Society, is situated at Junk river, near its entrance into the sea. It is composed of recaptured Africans from the United States, with some other emigrants. The chief employment of these people when I saw them, was making lime, from oyster shells, farming to some extent, and trading with the natives. One of the branches of the Junk, called the Red Junk, runs up a long distance into the country, bv which a profitable trade might be established, while it offers good locations for missionary stations. Edina.?Ths settlement was formed about six years ago, during Elliott Cressoni's visit to Scot land as agent of the American Colonization Socie ty, and is named after Edinburgh, in honor of the liberality of its citizens, and the country general ly, to the Colonization cause. It is one of the most pleasant and promising settlements estab lished by the Society. It is situated on a point ol' land forming the northwest bank of a large and beautiful expanse of water, arising from the con fluence of three rivers which meet here just be fore the mingling of the stream into the ocean; the main branch of which is the St. John's river. Its population numbers somewhat more than three hundred persons, and sixty houses. It has two churches, and is the principal station of the Bap list Missionaries. It has two schools, one for the colonists supported by the Ladies' Society in Philadelphia, and a school for native boys chiefly, under the care of the Baptist Missiouaries. It has considerable trade in camwood and ivory; and three or four American and English vessels visit it annually. A Ladies' Liberian Education So ciety was organized in Edinburgh to support schools in it for the benefit of natives and colo nists; but their benevolent intentions were frus >rated by the opposition of the Abolition party, who industriously spread mistrust among its mem bers, and the welfare of Africa and the colony was sacrificed to party spirit on the authority of exparte stateme ts. I have lived two years in this settlement, and gladly bear testimony to the general industry, con tentment, and morality, of its inhabitants. They are all anxious to have their children well educa ted. This settlement is now united with Ba??a Cove. under the supervision of the New York City am Pennsylvania Colonization Societies. f Iiuam Cove.?This settlement occupies tl? side of the river, opposite to Edina, about a niih distant. It was formed by the New \ ork ant Pennsylania Colonization Societies, and'eonsisu of the emigrants who escaped from the massacre of Port Cresson, (as the settlement was then call ed) the location of which was two miles further southward than the present town of Passa Cove. Four expeditions of emigrants have been seni there since those Societies first commenced their operations, which was in December, 1834. Pas sa Cove has been re-established since Decem ber, 1835, and numbers now more than 200 emi grants, exclusive of native residents. The peo ple are industrious, more given to agriculture than in the other settlements. The sale of ardent spi rits is prevented by law. There are two \u\ fine churches built, Methodist and Paptist. A school is taught at the expense of the Ladies' Li berian Education Society, of New York. A Ly ceum was eslablished by Mr. Puchanan, for the mutual improvement of the young men (if the village, and it has done considerate good. Each church has a Sunday school, with forty children in all, and fifteen natives. An excellent jail and court house have been erected, ami a wind saw mill is in process of erection. It is, on the whole, one of the most promising settlements in Liberia. A new settlement named Pexley has lately been surveyed and commenced by Lewis Sheri den. This soil is very fine and fit for any tropical produce. Il is named, at the request of the Bri tish African Colonization Society, after their Pre sident, Lord Pexley. They subscribed $50( towards its formation. It is situated about six miles up the St. John's river, and will make a beautiful residence for the industrious emigrant. Sinou.?A settlement has lately been formed by the Colonization Societies of Mississippi and Louisiana. The location is said to be very good. It is about half way between Cape Palmas and Monrovia. Cape I'd/mas.?This very prominent head land, on the west coast of Africa, lias been select ed by the Maryland Colonization Society for their operations.' A settlement has been established there a little more than four years. It numbers 150 colonists, and extends about four miles in land. The sale of ardent spirits is forbidden by law, and all trading is confined to the public store alone. The l're>bvteriau Mission, under Mr. and M rs. Wilson, has been established there some years, and the great good which has resulted from the persevering and devoted labors of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, is highly spoken of by all who visited that colony, as well as the natives them selves, with whom I have conversed on the subject. | Mr. Wilson has two schools under his care, with three colored assistants, one at Rocktown and one at Cavally, besides that more immediately at his own residence. Two .churches are built, and exercises are performed regularly at Mount Vaughan, the residence of the Protestant Episco-' pal M issionary. There are two other schools in | the town for the colonists, and another school house is building at the expense of the Ladies' Li berian Education Society of Paltimore, for a very competent colored preacher and his wife, who went out lately. A very fine road has been made for nine miles inland, and is intended to be carried to Deh-neh, the Episcopal Mission station, in the interior about sixty* miles. A very excellent law has lately been passed by Mr. ltusswurm, the agent there, that eighteen months after the passing of the act., no officer should hold a commission who could not read and write; the consequence of which is, that those now in ofiice, not possess ed of the necessary qualifications, are studying hard to acquire them?also, scarcely a less im portant regulation, providing exemplary punish ment for any one convicted of whipping his wife. Examples w liich the other colonies would do well to follow. There are, also, three military compa nies, well equipped and drilled. Indeed this may be said of all the settlements, more particularly Monrovia, for all the military arrangements of the colony are well and efficiently conducted. K. McD. Jii(ssian Merchants.?The merchants are di vided into three classes, or guilds, as they are termed. The first comprises all who show thai thev have a capital ol from 10,000 to 50,000 roubles. They may engage in all sorts of com merce, foreign and domestic, work the mines, buy and sell lands with serfs, &e. The second class or guild comprises those who have a capital of from 50,000 to 10,000 roubles. They are allow - ed to pursue the interior commerce or traffic. The third class or guild comprises those who show a capital from 1,000 to 5,000. They are the retailers. Merchants of the first guild may keep a carriage and four, and drive their four horses in tandem fashion. Those of the second and third classes, if they drive four horses, must drive them abreast, and not in tandem style. Much has been done in Russia, but much re mains to be done. Civilization has made pro gress, but it is only in its infancy; schools must be extended to all the inhabitants. The Bible must be circulated. Slavery must come to an end. At present it exists not in Poland, Finland, and the three Baltic Provinces of Esthonia. Livonia, nnd Cour land. But it exists every where else to an awful degree. Men, women and children are bought and sold with soil?and even in those provinces ;n which slavcrv has been abolished much more ought to be done to encourage the peasants. Every facility ought to be granted them, to ena ble them to become owners of land themselves. Happiness.?There is no earthly motive which can stimulate good minds to such unwearied ex ertion as the thought that they are contributing to the happiness of beloved objects. And the gene rous love, prompting to exertion, can give dignity to any honest employment, and it does impart a sentiment and delicacy to the character of those who chetish it, elevating the heart and mind of of the poorest person far. far above the rich and luxurious, who live only for their own selfish enjoyment. Snitr Ci:lrr.? V gill of mustard seed to a bar rel of sour cider will restore it to its sweetness, or prevent it turning sour if still in good order. A quarter of a pound of salt petre to a barrel of cider, will also preserve it from change, accord ing to the Maine Farmer. I The Pretty Seoar Girl.?The well known Pretty Segar Girl who attended Anderson's ! store, next noor to the Hospital, has eloped un der very distressing circumstances. Her name is | Mary Cecilia Holers, and her mother resides in Pitt street. She w rote a letter to her, in which she expressed her determination to commit sui cide from a love alTair, as 'tis supposed. Great anxiety is manifested to procure some intelligence of her, although it may turn out that she has gone ofT with some person. Generally speaking, we approve of females at tending various stores; we think every avenue should be open to them whereby they can hono rably earn a living and become independent; there are also several light trades in which they maybe occupied, and in many instances ladies would ra ther be waited upon by females than by males, but e do object to setting them up to public gaze, and making them the peculiar feature of attraction, particularly in a Segar Store in the most frequent ed part of Broadway. All the young men in town who smoke, were tempted to purchase their shil ling's worth of segars at this store, and those who were not in the habit were led to commence the practise in order to see and talk with that pretty girl. The temptation was mutual, the men pur chased the segars which her taper fingers culled from the box?she handed the slip of paper to be lit from the lamp on the counter to igniie the se Car?all this took'time, and enabled each to say something complimentary to her; they gazed on her b autiful and expressive face, and she in turn drank whole draughts of flattery?the result is either an elopement with some individual, or in a romantic fit f-om disappointed or betrayed love, she has made way with herself. The principle and practise, as carried out in this instance, are altogether wrong. Hamlet. If you be honest and fair, you should admit no discourse to your beauty! Ophelia. Could beauty, my lord, have better commerce than with honesty? Hamlet. Aye, truly; for the power of beauty will sooner transform honesty from what it is, to a bawd, than the force of honesty can translate beauty into bis likeness.''?N. Y. Star. Miseries of Indolence.?None so little enjoy life and are such burdens to themselves, as those who have nothing to do. The active only have the true relish of life. lie who knows not what it is to labor?knows not what it is to enjoy. Recreation is only valuable as it unbends us. The idle know nothing of it. It is exertion that renders rest delightful?and sleep sweet and un disturbed. That the happiness of life depends on the regular prosecution of some laudable purpose or lawful calling, which engages, helps, and en livens all our powers, let those bear witness who, after spending years in active usefulness, retire to enjoy themselves. They are a burden to them selves.'?Rev. IF. Jay. Important Discovery.?Mr. Sorel, a distin guished French Chemist, has invented a method | of coating iron with zinc, the eflect of which is to protect the former metal from oxydation even un der the action of acids or salt water. A multitude of experiments have been tried by men of great scientific researcli and experience, by which the protective quality of zinc has been fairly tested. Among other things ascertained, is the fact that an iron cable, each of the links of which is char ged with a small portion of zinc, will be preserv ed from rust even when immersed in salt water. One of the ways in which this discovery will prove of immense value will be the preservation of iron balls and other projectiles used in military service, by which a vast amount of loss will be prevented. The September number of the "Jour nal of the Franklin Institute" contains some very important details on the subject. The mode in which the preservation is accounted for, is on the supposition that a galvanic action is produced by the approximation of these two metals, which pro tects the material from the influence of agents cal culated to create rust. As is very properly re marked by some of the gentlemen who have in vestigated the matter, the application of this coat ing will be found eminently useful in bridges and other structures in which iron is much used. [Newark Daily Advertiser. Interesting Occurrence..?On Thursday last, n lady, 105 years of age, residing in the city of New York, who lias never used spectacles, and siill retains, in a remarkable degree, all lier men tal and bodily faculties, look it into her head to visit a female friend in Newark. She got into the stage, and alone, without an attendant, came to this city. A gentleman learning that such a personage was in town, called on her and re quested her to accompany him to the house of a friend, which she accordingly did. Here she was introduced to a gentleman 107 years of age; and " these two venerable survivors of the last century there held a most interesting conversation of by gone days. Having always livotl in the oi 1 y, ehe had a perfect recollection of the time when the river covered the ground where St. John's church now stands. In the evening, the lady, whose name we understand is Gouge, returned to the city.?N. J. Eagle. To male a Brilliant Stucco.?Jf 'hi/e Wash for all Buildings, inside or out.?Take clean lumps of well burnt lime, slaked. Add one fourth of a pound of whiting, or burnt alum pul verized, one pound of loaf sugar, three quarts of rice flower made into a thin and well boiled paste, and nne pound of the cleanest glue, dissolved as cabinet makers do. This may be put on cold within doors, but hot out of doors. This will be as brilliant as plasterparis, and retains its brillian cy for many years. The East end of the Presi dent's House in the City of Washington is washed with it.?Weekly Review. Mr. John Antekel, of Claiborne county, ?Mis sissippi, has emancipated 27 slaves, and is ex pending upwards of $5,000 in their outfit, and in securing their comfortable and prosperous settle ment in the colony. He has taken much pains to prepare them for usefulness, and has attended to their instruction in the principles of the Christian religion. Other emigrants are ready to take their departu re. The prejudices of the negroes against Coloni zation arc giving way before the success of the enterprise. Confidence is taking the place of suspicion, and alarm is yielding to affectionate atitude towards their benefactors. Their own tercft attracts them to the colony.?