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Mr. V. 13. PALMER is authorized to act
GenrralAgent for this paper at his offices
n Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, kc.
OCT lms morning's mail we have the
paily Picayune, of the 7th, containing late,
-important news from Gen.
ud Mexico, a synopsis of
'.sh our patrons in this form.
later from PueMa and Mexico.
I BY F. C.
ffjHtCippt Democrat
bability of an Immediate Advance
Evacuation of Puebla Valencia's ar
rival at Mexico with 4,000 Troops A
General Engagement expected Santa
Anna and Congress quarreling Pierce
arrived at Perote An Action with the
Guerillas, 6$c. Sfc.
The U. S. steamer Fashion, Capf. Ivy,
arrived late last night from Vera Cruz,
bringing us d ites from that city to 2d Au
eust. Her news is most important. She
brin.x a large m.iil.
Gen. Scott was still at Puebla on the
30ih July. The news of the National's
extra was tolally unfounded. j
The courier of the British legation arri
ved at Vera Cruz on the 1st, with corres
pondence from the city ef Mexico to the
2Uih July, and from Puebla to 30th.
Our letters from Vera Cruz differ some,
whrtt'froni Mr. Kendall's, in regard to the
probable movements of Gen. Scott. Thsy
represent the chances of peace in a more
favorable light than Mr. K., and think the
resistance to our advance will be almost
nominal. Mr. Kendall-thinks differently,
and gives his reasons. We can only find
room this morning for his latest letters.
In Mexico every thing was at sixes and
seven. Congress has referred Mr. Buch
anan's letter back to the Executive, and
thrown upon him nil ihe responsibility of
the war. About 26,000 men are collect
ed for the defence of the city, but the
peace party In the town is yet strong and
increasing, and they have no faith in their
Gen. Pierre, with his train and convoy,
had arrived safely at Perote. Gen. Scott,
it will he seen, despatched Gen. Smith's
brigade from Puebla to meet him. It will
b seen that Mr. Kendall believes Gen
Scott would advance the first week in Au
gust upon Mexico, and that there would
c ih severest battle of the war. The
Mexicans are fully prepared to receive
The Sun of Anahuac give9 the follow
ing account of an encounter between Gen
Pierce and the guerillas:
'A respectable citizen informs us that
a letter was received yesterday morning
from a 0-tierrilIa chief, stating that the
tniprillprnx . about 600 in number, attack
ed the train commanded by Gen. Pierce
jiear the National Bridge. The letter
says the Americans approached under the
Sre ot the Mexicans until they arrived
within a hundred yards of them, when the
American infanfrv opened a deadly nre
on thm forrino them to retreat. While
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the Mexicans were retreating, the Amen
can ravalrv rnshfidon them. SWOrd 10
hand, and killed about one hundred Mexi
cans. . The position of ihe Mexicans was
one of the strongest that can be found in
the country. The Americans passed the
bridge after this successful engagement.
A gentleman who conversed with San
a Anna since the "middle of July--we. are
told th 8 on the very . best authority in Ve
ra Cruz found iiirnln, favor of negotiat
ing, but dreading to assume the responsi
bility. Geo. Valencia had arrived at the
capital with 4000 men from San IuisPo
tosi all full of fight.' : This embarrassed
Santa Anna. He leJt himself too. strong
to give up without a fight. , ;.
Gen. Shield's health is nearly reestab.
lished, as his many friends will be delight
ed to hear, ;' ' :
Our letters meotiari ihe death of Lts.
Tiptop and Sturgeon-. ...
VVefcavc a ccpybf the Amsncaa. Star,
published at Puebla, of aUth July. lis
news is not so full as Mr. K. letters.
We have letters from the American of.
fleers prisoners in Mexico which we can.
not find room for this morning. The la.
test date is the 15th July. The health of
the party is good, but they see no pros
pect of release. They long for the ar
rival of the army. Gen. Scott has made
another effort in their behalf, but we do not
yet know the result.
Gen. Almonte has been pent to Tulan
cingo. The nature of the charges against
him we have not yet been able to ascer
tain. More of him in our next.
Gen. Alvarez was in the capital the
middle of July and had, several long in
terviews with Santa Anna.
Mr. Kendall perseveres in sending cou
riers to Vera Cruz, though he has hud three
captured. One has been killed. He
fought bravely for his life and was faithtul
to the last. By singular tood fortune the
letters by this courier we have recovered.
They are not of a late date, but it is
rather singular that they should have
reached their destination against the wish
es of the Mexicans, when once in their
possession. We have not vet hid lime
even to read them. Mr. K. will continue
to despatch messengers to the coast.
Mr. Trist must have been indisposed.
A private letter written on the 28th ult.
says "Mr. TrUt's health has improved.1'
' Puebla, July 30, 1847.
In relation to the movements of the ar
my, I can give you ne other than the im
pression that Gen. bcott will march imme
diately on the arrival of Gen. Pierce.
The men Composing the divisions of Gens.
Worth and Twiggs are probably better
soldiers than any at present in the world.
In the first place, the material is equal, il
not superior to any ; they are equally well
drilled; have the let of officers to lead
them; and, what is of the greatest impor.
tance, a great portion of them have been
in the front rank of battle in numerous
fights. Nor is the division of Gen. Q iit
man, which will doubtless take an active
part in any operations yet to take place,
much behind the others. The regiments
composing it, the New York, South Caro
lina, and 1st and 2d Pennsylvania, have
been long enough in the field to become
well drilled, while oieptoe s admirable
battery is attached to it. The army that
will set down before Mexico wilt be me
strongest and best appointed we have ever
had in tne neia, ana lei tne mexicans ngoi
as they will, the result of anv contest that
may take place cannot be douttcd.
Copies of the Diario del Gohierno up to
the 27th have been received here, it is
the only paper now published at the ca
pitol. and contains Imle save Government
orders and decree, or art teles published
nnder the sanction of Santa Anna.
I have seen a gentlemen who left the
capital two days since. He savs that the
Mexicans were quietly awaiting the
pronch of Gen. Sc tt, h iving all their
works and forUnoati ns completed. Ihe
story that the city wan parti illy overflow
ed is confirmed, but the report of the ex
tent of the inundation, and ol the sick
ness it had occasioned, have been exag
gerated. There was n strong belief
among many ot the loreigneis that there
was an understanding between .Gen. Scoit
and Santa Anna, and tha a peace would
grow out of it. Ihe. Congress wa.i still
at loggerheads with the President, all bu
einess was completely a, a stands, and the
only law known .was that of the military.
I must close the letter with a specula
tions of my own. There is now every in
dication that the army will move upon the
capital in; the course of the coming six
days, and ft is tuore than probable that
the hardest fight yet will be at the city d
Mexico this is the opinion of the major
ity. Santa Anna, however much he may
be averse to it, Can hardly avoid a battle,
although he will still creep out of it if
possible. No one not in all the secrets
can know any thing with certainly, but
there are yet strong reasons to believe that
the English legation is exerting every in
fluence to keep the Aniercans out of the
capital, and to effeel this Santa Anna ha.
been tampered with, and golden showeis
of American coinage, mind you, have been
made to rise before him. The English do
t .nt to see us in the city of Mexico
they have interests of their own to aub
flrve. and are fearful ihe American hold
upon this "shattered Republic will soon he
too-strong to be shaken off except to their
great detriment. ,
If an immediate peace is made, why
tho United Slates can help herseii i
.,h nnrtion of Northern Mexico as she
a..y.. r ,imc ,n Mt
may covet, while npiuu
the Southern exuemuy.
The co-hing fortnight will tell the story
Q. W. K.
The American steamship Washington
from Europe, to
brings ii uays -
15th July: Decline of id in Cotton-Ad
vance of 2a3s. in Flour..
" The Yellow Fever is declining in New
Orleans--? deaths op the 7Uz.
Arkansas Duels. The following is
the denouement of one of the "affairs"
we spoke of last week. Oh, " impotent
conclusion"! All settled by smoke !
Affair of Honor. A duel came off in
the Cherokee nation, opposite Fort Smith,
on Thursday, 26th, between Col. John S.
Roane and Captain Albert Pike, of this
State, and late of the Arkansas regiment,
just returned from Mexico.
They fought with pistols al 10 paces,
and exchanged two shots without injury tc
either party . After which, by the interfe.
rence of friends, it was arranged honora
bly to both parties.
The cause of .difficulty fs to be buried
in oblivion by both parties, and we hope
the matter will ever rest. Ark's Intel.
We call attention to the card of Leflore
& Co. relative to Tennessee money. If
all our merchants will follow suit, this
shaving, thieving stuff will soon disappear
from among us.
A large quantity of land and other real
estate, reverted to the government, will be
brought into market this fall.
Gov. Brown will probably not have any
opposition lor Uongress in the 4th dis
trict. He will walk over the track.
We copy the following article, with the
remark that the editor of the Sun, M. Y.
Beach, esq., is a gentleman of intelligence
and veracity, and that he has lately re
turned frouu a protracted visit to Cuba and
Mexico. That Cuba will berome a mem
ber of our glorious sisterhood ere the lapse
of ten years, we have not the slightest
doubt. It strikes us the sum named is too
high by many millions. Brother Jonathan
can drive a better bargain with the disso
lute Donna of Spain, as she is in a great
stress for money at, present. But there
is a probability that the solemn, waggish
Dons of Cuba were quizzing Mr. Beach.
They are given to such tricks.
Cuba nnder the Flag of the United States.
When in Havana last winter, we had
consultation with a meeting of the most
influential and wealthy men of that city
upon the union of Cuba to the United
States, and promised to lay the entire mat
ter before the people of this country as
soon as the Mexican question had been
disposed of. Mexico, to all intents and
purposes, is now in our possession. All
parties in the United States, and even fo
reign nations, look upun that question as
settled so lar as conquest and occupation
are concerned, and we now hasten to ful
fil our promise, and thai promise must be
our apology for this article. Cuba, by ge
ographical position, necessity and right,
iif iongs to the United State; it may. and
must b ours. The moment has arrived
o place it in our hands, and under our
flg Cuba is in ihe market for sale, and
we are authorized bv parties eminently
bin to fulfil what they propose, to say that
f the United States will offer the Spanish
ve foment one hundred millions of dol-
ars Cu ja is ours, and that with' a week's
notice the whole amount will be raised
nd paid over by the inhabitants of ihe
sland. One week is all they ask, if our
government will only make the offer for
them to act upon, and which Spain is rea-
t m . .
dy to accept. 1 his is no vision, but a
fixed fact, of which we have seen and
now hold the most undoubted proofs.-
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rhe possession of Cuba will complete our
chain of territory, and tnve us tha North
American continent. It is the garden of
. ' ... . -
the world, the key to the Gulf, and the
richest spot of its size on the face of the
earth, from Florida Point to its north
eastern coast, is only 50 miles, bringing
the island almost within cannon shot and
sight of the United States. Cuba yields
to Spain an annual revenue of seven mil-
"UO vf uuuai8 UCOIUC9 PUppid llllg
..r ..n k: ,:n..o-,nnn
o,o,ers, expenumg-ai leas a mu.io.. .
year upon lonincauons, anu paying n-
than mi .n m ooIuviab niuil a n rf .nillfu.1
iiiiiiwii iu oaiausj 1U uiii awu
rv omcers in taci, ner total revenue 10
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ni)in nvor ton null ion a urnifh uri 1 1 noil-
f mi - . .m .... i . . w.. ..... ww
ble the moment
States. Cuba
Coffee, tobacco,
world. Ii has gold and silver, and the
i ichest copper mines known. Its harbors,
surface of the country, and climate, are
ihe most feriiJe soil under the sun. lo
us it U indispensable. We want its har
bors for our ships to touch at to and from
Mexico for the accommodation ot A me
rican and English transatlantic steamers
-ior its products and its trade, and as the
it comes under the United L ... . A e n leather cap, ihe like of which, or
produces the best sugar, ' tlt 'A nrrtK.Ki inm Anuvh can gel ,n the town anv where for
, and tropical fruits in lhe I t. f: mn X r it. hvrn- P,e ot groschen7 demanded .Hans
unuvai.eu, anu ... .e .nan uve year-, ... ye ,a(J wh h r h fljr , p.c v . apo, ,IO
revenue would more than pay the entire a,nJH8Bfond of absoUions . R musselwo. white, grey, yellow or. blue; J'r.gold,
purchase money asked by Spam. Cuu mi;n, s l da- wash my feel in Jamaiky r d.arnond caps-for aught I kn; hut
muatbeours! Stretching from Florida lo water OQ ,Ccount of the dirt of the heel." th,s R?d Cap of mine, master, is worth
Yucatan, it commands the Gulf and coa-i Qh M Popplestone, you is so ex. rao lh?n, aU: . . ... . -
of Mexico I. is larger than Ireland, and JZuuA My!" h, fellow! and how san th: at be
nearly as large as ail the New England V m Amended from Bost. Post. , "Because,'' answered the pedlar "lenO'
o. ...... .n.'r. ah fiwi n..u.a mile ill J 1 v hp ii an fflti Ken t ;nri is the true
' 1 I I . . I I C - t a I r - I 0t.n nlAnltr vl i.. TK a am. a1 i 1 11 f IT
n iniH-k s.ii.ain ii.i.iv t v nuiini o suiiv - - v - - - -
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grand key to the uulf of Mexico, uifo'reau without arawers. oo says ine rst.
us Cuba, and our possessions are com
plete. Spain is ready to sell, the Cubans
are waiting for us to make the purchase,
and to come at once into me union. Let
the ihing be done; and we pledge our
selves that the hundred millions will be
forthcoming to meet the offer, and that
Cuba will prove the richest conquest ever
made. iiVeo xork own.
The following old story may be new to
some of our readers :
A young man who boarded at a house
where there were several coy .damsels
who seemed to imagine that men are ler
rible creatures, whom it was an unpardon
ble sin to look upon, was one afternoon ac
co.-ted by an acquaintance and asked what
he thought of the young ladies with whom
he boarded? He replied that they were
very shy and reserved.
So they are,M returned the other, "and
so much so that no gentleman can get
near enough to tell the color of their eyes
"That they may be," said the boarder,
"yet I will slake a million tht I can kiss
all three without any trouble.
" That you cannot do," cried his friend;
it is an achievement which neither you
nor any other man can accomplish.
The o'her was positive, and invited his
friend to the house to witness his triumph
They entered the room together, and the
three girls were all at home sitting beside
their mother, and they looked prim ahd
demure as John Rogers at the stake.
Our hero assumed a very grave aspect
even to dejection, and having looked wist
fully at the clock, breathed a sigh deep as
algebra-and as long as a female dialogue
al a frlruet door. His singular deportment
now attracted the attention of the girls
who cast their slow opening eves up o his
countenance. Perceiving the impression
he had made, he turned to his companion
and said,
"It wants three minutes of the time!"
" Do you speak of the dinner?" said the
old lady, laying down her sewing work.
" Dinner?" said he, with bewildered as
pect, and pointing, as if unconsciously,
with curve l forefinger at the clock.
A flilpnrn onmH rturincr .hirh ik.
ml nart of th ho.w.ll nl,rpH t ,k J
young man with irrepressible curiosity.
"You will see me decently interred,"
Aid h. nrin turning t hi fri-nri
His friend was as much ouzzlecfas anv
body present, and his embarrassment add
... . . f
ed to the intended effect; but ihe old lady
being unable to contain herself, cried,
Mr. C , pray what do you speak
Nothing," answered he, in a lugubri
ous lfin(. 41 hilt In el niirlit a cnirtl nnnMrod
. ..6t... r .r .-r -.
Here Ihe a ir o rns lo IhP r
ippt nnrt rlrou n.ip An,i iKo ..writ
b .
gave me warning that I should die at ex -
actly twelve o'clock to day, and you see
., lunni. inii k.ir V k
Tho ...rl f..rnH nH tho!- KJon
"iiwa uui nun &siiuui-owi filial tiiif-Oa
sympathies were at once awakened for
s4 iv" .i ait iimjvs
the doomed youth. They siood chained
to ihe spot, looking alternately at the clock
and ihe poor doomed youth. He then
walked up to the eldest of the girls, and
taking her by the hand, bade her a solemn
farewell, tie also imprinted a kiss upon;
her trembling hps, which she did not at
tempt ho resist. He then bade the second
and third farewell in the same tender and
s f? f "Yn f A ma nnAr IT ia nliiort ivaa
achieved, and that moment the clockstruck
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m fi i 1,,1 i
lt. IlKrBUUUIl Il IIMIKEII tl I 1 1 IJ 1 1 i I K II I 1 1 1 1
A ;o.,la,o nWk ..l tii
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- :i JntA .oil .ni, . :;i i,
hah v the phost of Annan as or Sannhira"
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taiaiiiey evincea uo resentment. t ne
first kiss broke the ice; and thanks to the
ghost, they discovered there was some
pleasure in the pressure of a manly cheek.
My dear," said Mrs. Bell to her com
panion, Mrs. Popplestone, as ihey walked
pis the excavation for the water works.
; Aal ArflX V pan vnn tall ma what tham
I JjQjgg j f, f
La, certainly," replied Mrs. P. "They
are for lhe aneduct, to bring water from
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to I ohi..nn I Tk
Anw NI1ILUI . IIO llllLIU2 W "--- -
iMnAmm ,irtl.u ,l :. .,,kp..
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gliphics lhat water always descends up to
.U I I e . .1 I i.... l.nl
ineicveioi us source, mis nere iou ..a.u
the level of its source, this r
must rise as high as the lake.
I shall be
A sentimental philanthropist lately re
fused to give a man work because he whs
nol a vagabond "or even a d d rascal.
A young lady in Boston recently faint-
I ed nn entering a npm where stood a bu.
I an1 irrllifn ..11 , m . .. hanonr'Pt I
n H u ku n B m.m m wl - : . mm m. wv-a - .
- i r i .- km nirnvoa w va r rn u rmm a -
iiiiioi lad n w mb sn i am. sr-
The following traditionary story has
urnished Diltersdorf with the material of
one of his best operas; Kotzebue has. also
availed himself of it for an incident or two.
Hands Christoph, the bailiff of a smalltown
in Get many, was in possession (besides
the respect and consideration due him in
right of office and personal character; of
a young wile whose name was Lva. As
often as the worthy bailiff called her by
that name he grumbled that it should be
long to her, for it never failed to put him
in mind of the nefarious doings of Mother
Eve.' "What belel the first man,v he
would say to himself, "may tall to the lot
of old Hans Christooh; for if ihe Eve who
took ihe apple had one devil to help her,
my Eva may have ten thousand it sne
chooses? Oh. Hans Cnstoph, it was a
foolish thing lo marry so young a wife!"
By the ten thousands devils, tlans meant
nothing more than the young men, par
ticulariy those of gentle blood, ten miles
round the neighborhood tor the lact
culd not be denied hat they came from
far and near, on loot and on horseback, to
pay their respects to the adorable wife of
the hailin, or to aamire ner as tney roae or
walked past the house. Hans Christoph
was not long in finding this out; and the
discovery threw him into a transport of
rage and jealously. He would no longer
permit Eva to go lo the door, nor to leave
the house on any pretext; and, at last, lor.
bade her even looking out of the win
dow .
Eva was a sweet, innocent, amiable
creature and hid always entertained a pro
found respect for her old husband. Bu
when he showed so much unreasonable
oiitrust, and treated her so harshly, her
respect, as a matter of course, was reduced
to nought, while he continued day after
day to torment her by his unfounded sus
picions. The rebellious spirit of her hu
man nature was roused, until at list shu
was provoked into wishing for an opportu
nity to deceive him.
What a woman seeks to do, she is not
long- fn finding means to accomplish, in
P'" "tail rgus waicning in me
world. For many days had the nephew
of the,r. landlord, in passing the house,
thrown in pitying glances, intended for the
pretty victimof tyranny; wh ci looks,
ught by stealth, were readily understood.
So, one day, when ihe bailiff was gone to
the tavern, to examine a thief, who had
let himself down by the chimney to steal
Master Fritz availed himself of the same
means to enter the kitchen of Hans Chris
toph's house. There Eva received hin,
and disburdened herself of all her troubles.
I firL ua . t:,.
" C,BC w w
Misieneo sy mpamiztngiv, ana
said he
B c' r; . "enaaawayio
cure me o.a nai.iu oi ni., jeaiousy. r,va
shook her head incredulously. That would
I . . . " , .
bo a miracle indeed! But fritz hoped
ls l
tor ine uesi, auu presenuy uiiioiueo ins
scheme. Eva laughed heartily at it, and
promised her aid lo ihe best of her power.
In the afternoon of the same day the
bailiff was sitting in a very sullen mood,
on the stone bench before his door. H
w.is wondering bow it happened that his
young wife had not wept bitterly, as usual,
at his reproaches, and trying to think who
had been daring enough to offer her con
solution. A slight noise interrupted his
' . - a. a.
and looking up, he saw an old roi-
isn jew. in coarse travelling near, uu
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wun axnapsacKon nis suoutaera.
"Anything to buy? asked the pedlar,
,u " wsmau. na.. uimhT
la gesture of repulsion. But the Jew stood
his ground.
"1 have verv fine things in . my knap
i , . - , ..,
KtxCK, S'JII as U1ID UUC9 uvt sec eiei; uaJf
he persisted.
"I wani nothing. Get away:'
"Oh, everybody wants something, and
I have everything that heart -can wish.
. . . r I
Now, it you have e'er a young wite, wno
gives you some trouble, have I not here
my Ked Uapl" So saying, and opening
his knapsack, the Jew drew ouf several
things, and, among them, a parcel in a
number of wrappings, laking these on
one after another, he produced a cap, and
exhibited to the bailiff.
"YV-II, and what is the use of this
better, I
a cou
Tk- T 1 I. U: 1 I .A mmWaA
mi .,, OK va! vnn
"V ";',-
covering for his head, worn by the Prophet
Elitab. which he dropped on the grouoo
when he went up to heaven in the chariot
or fire." ,
"DerTausend! is that true?" exclaimed
the bailiff, with open eyes
And it has this virtue,1 continued the
Jew, "thai, lo the one who has on the cap
every body must tell exactly what he
thinks or purposes."
"You are not jesting?"
"And if an old man who has a young
wife, wears the cap, she will always re
main true as steel lo him, and will regard
himns the handsomest man in ihe world."
"Ha! can lhat be true, pedlar?"
"Well, master, you can make the trial."
"And what is the price of the cap?"
"Three ducats; neither more nor less."
"That is too much, Jew."
" Too little, far too little, for such a won.
derful cap as this."
I will try it!" Therewith Hans Chris
toph put on ihe cap, and then called his
wife out of the house. Eva camo accor
dingly. As soon as she saw her husband,
she ex:lainvd, in apparent amazement:
"Oli, Hans, why have you put on such
a strange cap?"
"Il is a cure for the headache1 answer
ed the bailiff. "I bought it just now. of
the Jew."
Eva deigned not a look at the pedlar,
bu! fixing her eyes more earnestly upon
her husband: "Do you know, dear Hans,"
she cried, "that the cap is wonderfully be
coming to you. You are very handaomo
in it!"
"Indeed!" asked ihe bailiff. "It is ho
coming, is it, eh?"
"You look at lea9t twenty years youn
ger," answered Eva; "and if had not ad
mired ou before, you are certainty now
The astonishment of Hans Cristopli
knew no bounds. But there lingered a
shadow of doubt at the bottom of his mind.
To satisfy it, he took the cap t-Iowly from
his head and put it on the Jew. Eva
turned instantly, as noticing the pedlar for
the first time, and exclaimed, "B it how
comes this handsome young man here!
D not be angry, Hans, but I must give
him a kiss." Therewith she ran up to tho
Jew; but Hans Christoph rushed between
them, snatched the cap from the pedlar s
head, and placed it on his own, receiving
her embrace. She took no further no
tice of the Jew.
"Ii is really wonderful!" muttered tho
bailiff. "Well; 1 will never more lay
aside the Red Cap; and take care, more
over, thai no one else puts it on. Here
Jew, are your three ducats, and a piece of
6ilver besides, for a treat. Now, pack
yourself out of the village, and never let
me see you again, or you may chance to
b burnt as a conjuror.''
The pedlar took the money, bowed his
thanks and went on his wayv
Hans Christoph embracedhis wife, and
promised never to torment her again with
his jealousy. She had full liberty thence
forwarded to sit at the window or the door
as often or as long as she pleased.
It will be easily understood that in his
heart the bailiff was as jealous as ever,
though he now thought it unnecessary to
watch or shut up his wife. The secret of
ihe change was that his faith in the influ
ence of his wonderful cap was a protection
'against all wounds to his self-love. Jeal
ously is but self-love, in its most trouble
some form.
It need not be said that the pretty Eva
was happy after this, nor that often in her
heart she thanked the good Master Fritz
for the pleasant device that had terminated
her sufferings. . - ;
Here is the laet ono" of the Yankee
Agarrish cousin of ours, a trader, with
more flippancy than sense, is in the habit
of quizzing every body he comes in con
tact with. One cold stormy day uncle
Jack happened in his store, and as he en
tered besan to say
"Cold wet storm I cold wet storm r
"Why, yes," said yardstick. "Did you
a mm ta
ever hear of a hot dry storm, old gentf''
(Our cousin s weakness was for scrip
ture quotations.)
" Think I have," said uncle J., wnen
il rained fire and brimstone on Sodom and
Gmorroh, ih .t was what I should call a
hot dry storm. ,
Bloody Battle. The Iris, a paper
published in Minden, in the parish oi
Claiborne, La., nays, in the number of tho
24th ult., that it was credibly informed that
morninor. ns the paper was going to press
that a bloody fight took place at the Dor-
chet Brige, near the line ol the parwa,
. .. nr J -1 i A -.l.l in inn
Thursday, me un., .i v o -
morning. There seems lo have been two
parlies, numbering some twelve or fifteen
men, who mutually agreed to meet at this
bridge and settle some old difficulties by .
fighting with rifles. Two men were k.N
led on th spot. Their names were Har
dy Miller and a Mr. Simpson. Mr. vvatiy
'aA a wnund in the abdomen, sup-
posed to be morial. Mr. Price was d
. i.. n..AmA. Mr. Robert Saw)
- Ann.
had two finger, shot off, and some other
were wounded whose names the . Ins did
not learn. The runner who carae to M.n
den for medical aid, says that some sixty
guns were fired. A
The typhus fever continue to prevail tq
farming extent in Liverpool
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