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THE NEW ERA.
Whit is it t>ut a Map of busy Life ?— Cowper. NOR FO LK ANI) POR7 VSMOUTI L FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1815. (>lT:f FLAG! FREE TRADE—LOW DITTIES NO DF.IIT—SE PAR VTION FROM RANKS ECONOMY—RE TRENCHMENT AND STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTION. WHERE is THE OSCEOlX When we went to press last evening tho Os ceola had not returned from Cape Charles, where she went the day before on a pleasure excursion. She should have been in Norfolk yesterday morn ing, and started on her return trip to Washington, at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon. WONDERS OF MESMERISM. Not of Do Donncville—although be is Indeed wonderful. We learu from tho most undoubted authority, although wo have not witnessed the fact, that Dr. Mason, surgeon on board the Penn sylvania, has a subject so fully under his magnetic control, that lie has complete power over his loco motion, let the subject be where he may, or en gaged as he may—but the most wonderful of all is his power to affect the heretofore considered immutable power of gravitation. Dr. Mason has, repeatedly, before intelligent companies, caused his subject to place his open hands against a flat wall, and having magnetised him, taken the stool from under his feet, and left him hanging as it were, without support against the wall. What will the sceptics say to this? THE ELECTIONS. The returns of the election from tho different States which held their election on the 4th, are none of them perfect, and it can be no satisfaction to our readers to fill our columns with isolated re turns that settle nothing definitely. We gather one gratifying fact alone from what is received, and that is the increase of the democratic vote so far as heard, and the certain triumph of demo cratic principles. THE DAILY COURIER Man still fancies that we shall bear him com pany in eternity, as we find it very pleasant to do here on this sublunary planet, in time—but the thing 11 out of the course of nature. How can lie expect it? He runs himself into all kinds of scrapes here, uses up all his “ sulphur water” and then expects we’ll •* cool his parched tongue” with our supply, that we will have in reserve up above. Friend Shields, we would desire to aid thee, in charity ; hut you know, from the good book, that an impassable gulf will be between us. NOT TO BE FINISHED. The Philadelphia U. S. Gazette says:—“Sev eral reports have been current of late, to the effect that orders had been received at our Navy Yard, for the immediate completion of the Government 6loop-of-\var “ Germantown,” now on the stocks at that place. So far from this being the case, we learn from actual inquiry, that the orders re ceived are entirely to tho contrary, and that no farther work of any kind is to be done to her fur tho present.” ABOLITIONISM. Will the fanatics of the North never have done with discussions and agitations about the Slave Property of the South? Yes, gentle and reverend deuunciators, who, Pharisee like, are ever raising the hue and cry about the holding a portion of fellow beings in bondage, while you thank God you are not like other men, but are constantly engaged in works of benevolence and goodness; you deep sympathizers with all the woes and wants of the Blacks, you, who cannot endure that the image of the Creator should ever be debased to the condition of bondage, you phil anthropic advocates of right, you patriotic guar dians of all tho dear interests of our country who foresee in our domestic institutions the poisonous seeds of utter desolation to our beloved land, you deep devoted Christians, who are inspired by the love of Heaven and of men, to do all in your power to secure the greatest good of mortals and the highest joys of Paradise, you, whose tender consciences cannot endure the thought of mental, moral, social,or political wrong, who are ready to enlist under the banner of any leader who prom ises to guide you on to the triumphs of equal rights and immutable truths, under any and all circumstances, taking it for granted that what is just and right, commendable and expedient, with reference to one class of cases and personages, must be so, beyond all question, in all other cases and in situations and emergencies the most dia-1 metrically opposite, you, who can find no good on earth, except within your little circle of narrow minded nothingness, to you, we would most em phatically address the inquiry, what do you seek and expect to accomplish ? What would be the result of the final consummation of your mail schemes? Again we repeat, will you never have done with interference in those matters which do not concern you and in reference to which you cannot actively concern yourselves, without most fatally infringing upon the rights, and trenching upon and destroying the happiness of others. We will answer as to the result, werp your ef forts crowned with surces3. Our most important rights would be sacrificed, the constitutional har rier by which our interests have been most sol emnly guaranteed, Would be broken down, our presrnt prosperity and prospects, as a nation, would be destroyed, and that not by slow and im perceptible degrees, but with sudden and fata effect. Let your schemes be successful, and you would army one portion of the population of the South against the other. Destroy the present tie of interest and mutual attachment which exists between master and servant, and one of two re sults must follow. F/ilher the emancipated blacks must have equal rights with the whites or not. Dots any one suppose that the whites will ever submit to bo governed by emanciuated slaves ? \ et this woulil be the result, under our form of government, of liberating and extending to them equal rights with ns,for they would constitute a ma jority. On the contrary,deny them the same rights and privileges with ns, without the dependence ( ami affection they now feel towards those whoi feed, clothe, and protect them, and the result is \ easily foreseen. A hostile array of the motley multitudes against the whole raco of the whites, their continual depradations upon the property,' and destruction of the lives of those whom they j would then feel no interest in common with, suf ficient to overcome their desire for equality, or i superiority even, would eventuate in compelling 1 us to arm in self-defence, and bring upon us and the country all the horrors of a civil and a servile war. l,rt the barbarities of a llaytien revolution and the destruction of her most impor tant interests following thereupon, he a warning to all, who are truly philanthropic, to desist from a work of darkness, which, if consummated, would lead to deeds at which the (lemons of the pit well might shudder. But. upon what ground do you claim the right to interfere in regard to those institutions, guar anteed to us by the Constitution of our common country, as well as perpetuated by necessity now that they have been fixed upon us by others? Is this your love of truth anJ right, that you violate solemn engagements and commit the most Hea ven daring wrong? Is tiiis your benevolence, that, would induce you, from sympathy for the blacks, to sacrifice, cither them or us? Would you deluge our plains with blond and sacrifice wives, mothers, daughters, the tottering old man upon his staff, and the child in its cradle to your ntad schemes for doing good ? Do you deem this benevolence ? \\ ould you fain have us to believe that such results are sought, and the means for their attainment persisted in with a pertinacity worthy of a hotter cause, hy tho spirit of Christian kindness and pure benevolence? And when you assume the tone of command and re quire that your dictates shall he complied with, is it in the spirit of Christian meekness? Hypoc risy, where is thy blush ! But lot us tell you that, it requires, no small effort for us to listen even, to your arguments and denunciations, tending, as we know they do, di rectly to the desolation of our homes, the destruc tion of all we hold most dear ! Patience is a vir tue not easily exercised, while the assassin’s knife is being placed at the throats of our dearest friends! Will you, do you, expect ns ever to yield to such Heaven daring outrages as those you seek to perpetrate upon us ? If so cease to in dulge the thought. We are neither cowards nor traitors. W’e will not betray those who are committed to our protection. We will not lend ourselves, the servile tools of Great Britain, who would sell the souls of all her subjects if she might tints replenish her treasury and perpetuate her power. We will not he the dupes of her schcmps for aggrandizing herself hy overthrowing our prosperity, thus to avoid our rivalry. W’e de sign nut to he used for any such vile purposes. If others can be duped into the betrayal of their country we will not be. And let those who join tlic enemy beware koto they conflict with us. STUBBORN FACTS. Voung America, is the title of a paper, pub lished in the city of Now York, devoted to the rights of mankind, and the equal distribution of benefits to all, and edited with great ability and industry hy George II. Evans, The editor in noticing a new work of J, Fennimore Cooper, en titled “ Satan’s Toe,” which is written, as is sup posed, to uphold the Patroon system of New York, makes the following pithy remarks: “ W hat right had they [the Patroons] to mo nopolize land that belonged to tlip race? If they had a right to monopolize 24 miles square, they have a right to get, if they could, 100 miles hy 70, like the Scottish Duke of Sutherland; and if 100 by 70, why not a whole State, ora whole Continent ? The simple truth is, that no Patroon or any oincr man ever had or could have, any where, a right to take more land than he needed for the use of his family. No man could ever, by any means, rightfully exact from others tribute (or the use of the earth which belongs equally to all. Any schoolboy who has read the history of ibis country knows that the original titles to the land here were derived from foreign freebooters, who were commanded or commissioned by their sovereigns to “ discover,” or “ discover and con f/ucr, “ lands not possessed by any Christian J rincc, and flint therefore every parchment title is based on stealing and massacre. To contend, then, tbat the sheepskin titles confer any right, further than that of a good sized farm to each of the holders, is to contend for the grossest absurdity. The only proper question is, as to the easiest and speediest method of putting an end to this land stealing system, so that no man shall continue to exact from another tribute for the use of the earth.’* Justice John McLean, of Ohio, was nomi nated by the Native American Convention of Massachusetts, which met in Fanetiil Hall, for the office of President of the United States._ Boston Eagle. If this gentleman ever had any hope of reach ing the giddy height of the Presidency, this movement of a party, whose principles are as un holy and impure as those that actuated the fallen angels, and stimulated them to war with Jehovah, has cast him down as low as Lucifer fell, when hurled over the battlements of heaven. LOWELL. This town is not quite twenty-live years old, and already ninety-one mill powers have been sold there, and about all the mill-powers have been exhausted. Steam, however, is to be used for more extensive manufacturing purposes. A fitf,at deal of the present water-power, it. is said, will also he saved by what is called mule-spin ning. It is not easy to imagine what may be the ultimate growth of a town like this.—JYational Intelligencer. But it is a very easy matter to imagine, says the Baltimore Ilepublican. what will be the ulti mate results,—a poor and enslaved set of opera tives ; effeminate and sickly children ; richmanu facturers, ami a discontented and unhappy people. Just keep in the same progressive ratio, as exhibi ted at this time; and the present generation will see all the evils, which now afflict the manufac turing districts of England, brought home under their own sight. LOUIS McLANE. The U. S. Journal continues to strike at the President with the hammer of the “ Young De mocracy,’’ while he lies on the anvil of the ap nppointment of Louis McLane, and cries, like the Rov. Mr. Slubbleworth, while ho was con verting the celebrated blacksmith Forgeron; “ let ns have a specimen of Old Hickory”—“ take the responsibility,” See. This, we think, is rather captious. Is not Mr. McLane a specimen of the Old Hero. Ho appointed this very gentleman, to the same office he holds under Mr. Polk, and afterwards made him Secretary of State. The President has taken the “ responsibility,” and re tains him in his original appointment, notwith standing tho vigorous blows from the hammer of “ Young Democracy.” Is not that enough, in all conscience. Let him up now. THE NATURAL BRIDGE. Another man, is reported to have accomplished the foolish and useless feat of having climbed the precipitous wall which forms one side of the Nat ural Bridge, thereby earning for himself the im mortal honor of standing by the side of Sam Patch in fame. His name is Shaver. Hereafter when speaking of fools, we’ll say, as great as Patch and Shaver. ?CjP M e copy from the Dublin “ nation'* the foliowing beautiful tribute to the memory of a man who ever found a friend in tbe Irishman :— GENERAL JACKSON. A working, upright, unaffected man, was An uiiEW Jackson, lie rescued his country from aliens and jobbers. He found it besot with diffi culties—lie sent tbe foreigner howling from his borders and the gambler from its capitol. We honored much liis valor, his sagacity, and his un boasting patriotism—we honored him as a man and a true citizen ; nor can his uniform concern for Ireland be forgotten, while our struggle for religion and national liberty is remembered. He was not an Irishman. Though the son of Irish peasants, lie was horn in and lived, fought, and thought for America; considered himself an Ameri can, and was so in character, interests and feel ings. His claims for the gratitude and regret of Ireland are far higher than any ties of blood could give—he was Ireland’s staunch, unhought friend, and one of the most useful, if not the most showy of the soldiers of freedom in our age. He has gone where Miltiadcs and Epaminondas, Tell and Washington, Bruce and Tone are gone be fore him. Proud be the flight of America’s Ea gle over his tomb! May never a foeman to his republic plant a standard there! May the soil that holds him never lack as honest a President, and as successful a general! WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENCE. Washington, August 8th, 1845. Dear Sir:—Permit me to take you by the hand and introduce you into the Treasury De partment, not among the money bags, but among the Light Houses, Boats, Buoys, &c.—walk up tlieso steps,—let ns knock at this door on the right hand side,—“ Come in.” “ Mr. Pleason ton permit me to introduce my friend Mr. Cun ningham,—Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Pleasonton.” “ I am happy to see you, Mr. Cunningham, and to make your acquaintance ;—you see, sir, I am very eov.ily fixed at the head of the Fifth Au ditor’s Office—a most important place,—possess ing vast influence ; and 1 wield it, Sir, my own advantage and for the benefit of the coons in gen eral. Ah ! that was a lapsus lingua, Mr. Cun ningham ; but the secret is out, Mr. Cunning ham, and, since it is out, I may as well give you a history of this little coonery, of which I am the head. 'The Light House system has grown up under my particular care and protection. I have ■ been at the head of this Department 30 years. In building a Light House I never took into conside ration its necessity, or advantages to the way worn mariner, or commerce. My aim has been my own advantage, and the benefit of the Whig i UMJ . * IICJ nuic lii.i iuiu ruini i Ul illlS bysieui is mine, and no other individual under the Go vernment possesses in a quiet way more political influence than the humble individual now before you. There are now erected about one hundred and sixty Light Houses, costing from sixty thou sand to four thousand dollars each to erect them, every dollar of which is distributed by my influ ence; each Light House cost on an average for repairs, oil, lamp wick, reflectors, and salary of light house keeper about five hundred dollars per annum. In addition to the Light Houses add about twenty Light Ships from thirty tons burthen to four hundred—their captains, mates, and crews, the average amount of money required for repairs, pay of captain and crew, oil, &c., about two thou sand dollars per annum. Every Light House Keeper and Captain of a Light Ship is a voter, and, from his position, exerts a corresponding in j fluence over those around him ; theso arc points : beyond the suspicion of the Democrats, or those ; who would suspect tny plans. Newspapers, pamphlets, and speeches are regularly sent to these points for distribution, and I take good care only to transmit those which have an influence on my own side of the question. I have, therefore, expended, and continue to expend, yearly, the folio wing amount, viz: Average cost of each Light House $ 10,000 is, for 100 01,600,000 Cost of each Light House, for re pairs. oil. lamp wick, reflectors salary of Light House Keeper is about 8r>00 per annum, each—for 160 is 880,000 Annual expense* of about thirty Light Ships 860,000 Total, 8L740.000 When, sir, you take into the aggregate the contractors for building and supplying this vast system—with material—the number of applicants to this Department fur situations—the petitioners for their erection—it will hn at once seen the vast influence I have in any coming election. I do not go far behtw the mark when I assert, that I be lieve one hundred thousand votes are under my control. “ Certainly, Mr. Pleasanton, I see that you have a vast influence, but are there no refractory spirits ?” “ Yes, sir,” men will sometimes he guided by disinterested motives,—in this country we will find individuals independent in their views,—but on my annual visits, I examine their political views, weigh them, sir. and if I suspect they are deceiving me. I inquire about them from their neighbors—and if they arc not good coons—i un earth them, sir. unearth them, sir.” “YVliat is the condition of this Light House system ?” “ Ahem, two reports have been made upon it, sir. One by Commodores Perry and Kearney. They found it defective—many little abuses—but I succeeded in drawing them into controvcry with one of the Collectors, and in tire mean time I collected sufficient evidence to save tlm system. The second examination was made under an act of Congress—the officers selected were Captain Rosseau, Lieutenants Homans, Manning, Pratt, Porter, and Bache of the Navy—these officers found the whole system defective—the Light. Houses in a dilapidated condition—oil bad— keeper negligent—and recommended a modifica tion of the whole system—their reports were re ferred to the Committee of Commerce of the House of Representatives, and were strangled— leaving me in quiet possession of the field.” “ Mr. Pleasanton this is a very fair statement; I think our mutual friend, the President, should be enlightened on this subject.” “ Eh ? olt don’t ” “ Good morning sir, for this introduction I must thank my friend, JACK FLYBLOCK, U. S. N. A Man shot bv iiis Brother-in-Law.— Thomas Wesley, residing al Rocketts, was mur dered on Saturday evening last, hy a shot from a gun in the hands of his brother-in-law, Jno. Schonberger. The entire load was discharged in Wesley’s abdomen and heart, producing almost instant death. What was the provocation of this outrageous affair, we have not yet learned ; but we understand the murderer has been captured, and his trial postponed to a future day.—Rich mond IVhig, Jlug. 12. From the Baltimore Sun. IMPORTANT FROM MEXICO! BY MORSE'S TELEGRAPH-5* o’clock, p. m. [From tho Daily Picayune, August 5.] By the arrival of the Mexican schooner lielam paga, we have Vera Cruz dates to the 23d nit., her day of sailing. Passenger, Mr. McKay, with despatches to the Hon. Mr. Buchanan from Mr. Dimond, U. S. Consul at Vera Cruz. War with the United States had not been declared when the R. sailed. That it must be declared, however, was the general opinion, and we learn that the Mexican government is making strenuous exer tions to borrow 012,000,000 to carry it on. As regards a declaration of waron the part of Mexico, nothing seems more probable; a two years war, if it could he protracted that length, might be of im mense service to bring the minds ot the inhabitants to a sense of their true condition. The El Vera Cuizano Libre says: “ Mexicans to arms. The common enemy is taking ad vantaerc of our disunion, menaces us, and is even now at the gates of the Republic. In the name of Inde pendence, in the name of Mexican Liberty, fly to inflict upon them the most exemplary chastise ment, and God save the nation !” Since the above was in type we have received the New Orleans papers, and make the following additional extracts from the Picayune: Vera Cruz was said to be very healthy. They were landing shot ami shells from the Castle of San Juan de Ulloa on the wharves of tho former, ns was said from fear that the castle might fall in to the hands of the United States. The only American merchant vessels at Vera Cruz were the Ann Louisa, to sail for New York on the 30th ult., and the Water Witch, to sail for this port on the 2Gth. By the latter we shall soon receive further intelligence. i nrio ncio uiid null uutJ Spanish men of war al Vera Cruz when the Re lampago sailed, but no American. Some of the latter have probably looked in there before this. As regards a declaration of war on the part of Mexico, to our minds nothing seems more proba ble. Such a courso is necessary to the political existence of some, to the inordinate vanity of others, and to give a third class a better chance to rob the public chest than they now enjoy. The ignorant masses, unconscious of the inevitable de feat that awaits them from lack of knowledge of their own resources and those of their adversaries, join in the hostile hue and cry. N. B.—Since the above was written, we have received full files of El Vcracruzano Libre. The editor of that print, in his paper of the 16th nit., is in a most terrible rage at the audacity of the United States. The piracy committed by an ! ncxing Texas he thinks places the independence i of Mexico in imminent danger—by robbing her of (an important part of her territory we have ad j vanced another step on the road to perfidy and in j justice. We have, in bis opinion, after laughing | at the solemn protests of Mexico, finally thrown 1 down the glove, and no other course is now left for his countrymen than to settle the question at the point of the sword, and to shed the very last drop of blood in defence of the honor and integrity of the territory. He admits that Mexico is inferior to the United States in power; but the former, lie thinks, has justice on her side, and Providence mocks at strength when a nation is fighting in a good cau3e. Two light shocks of earthquakes were fell at Vera Cruz on the 13th tilt., and between them | came a severe tempest of rain. The following extract of a letter, which has been kindly furnished us by a commercial house in this city, we publish as throwing additional light upon movements in Northeastern Mexico : Matamoras, July 17, 1815. I write you again thus soon, fearing that war will be declared by Mexico against the United States, and all communication interrupted for some time. From the present manifestation of feeling ; towards Americans we fear We may be expelled ' from the country at fifteen day’s notice, in which case I shall have the pleasure of seeing you much jsooner than I expected, although at a grievous | loss in a pecuniary point of view. By the present treaty between the U. States —.—~1 1 —r~inyi jiniBliiMiiiiiiiii — mm uuM and Mexico, we am permitted to remain six months t<» settle up our business affairs, but I „ui apprehensive they will pay no regard to it. Troops are approaching th:s place from various quarters, and not a single doubt remains in my mind of the intentions of this Government to de clare war, although it will be impossible for them to push it with vigor, or the least prospect of suc cess. Should they, however, be supplied with tho requisite funds by England, although they may bo unable to tnakcany powerful demonstration on the other side of the Itio Grande, their national obsti nacy will induce them to defer for a lung time any approaches towards a peace forfeiting their alleged rights to the State of Texas. The New Orleans Jeffersonian publishes an ex tract of a letter from Vera Cruz, dated the 22d ult., which says: I have to conclude this in a hurry, as tho news is just in town that war has been declared against the Americans, and the vessels are going off immediately, to prevent being siezed.” 'rim Courier, after noticing the rumors afloat, and the above extract, says: “We have seen letters from Mexico of July 22, which say tern- is inevitable. The Senate of Mexico had assembled in order to discuss the ques tion of peace or war, and the issue depended on their deliberations. Until the result was known, the Mexican ports would continue open as usual to American trade.” From such information as we can obtain, we think it probable that if any belligerent step haR been taken, it is that which tho Bee states it iR credibly informed has been ordered—an embargo on American commerce. The New Orleans Jeffersonian says that Mr. Arangues, the Mexican Consul for that city, has intimated his intention of closing his official bnsi mss Imre, next Wednesday. The Mexican ves j sels now in port are hurrying to be ready to clear ] through the custom house before that time expires. “ IIIG!I-IIANDED OUTRAGE.” Under tliis head, the Gloucester Telegraph publishes an article, the substance of which is probably furnished by Capt. Wonson of that place, in which it is stated, that after the sch’r Jane,’ of this city, had been left by her crew, who were taken by bark Muskingum, and brought to this city, she was boarded by Capt. Wonson and his fishing crew, who wore making preparations to bring her into port. It is complained, that while these preparations were going on, the Herculean of Kingston, hove in sight, and that Capt. Holmes of the latter vessel sent a boat’s crew to the Jane, which proceeded to strip her of her mansail and* rigging, notwithstanding the remonstrances of Capt. Wonson ; and after they had left the wreck with their strippings, Capt. Holmes “drove his ship upon the wreck, breaking in and completely demolishing the stern, carrying away tho ma6ts and spreading the cargo, thereby, rendering her valueless. Capt. Wonson and part of his crew were upon the wreck at the time, and barely es caped with their lives.— Boston Times. KISSING. The sweetness of kissing deppnds with us al together on the slyness of the thing. Take our word for it, the stolen draughts are most delicious. We would rather be “ cut up into cat fish bait,” than kiss a girl in company. Besides, there is great clanger in the promiscuous kissing which is indulged in at parties. Ten to one if your lips do not, at the very moment after they have been re velling in the most ecstatic enjoyment, come pop ! upon those of some old maid, so sour that you can not get the taste of the bitter out of your mouth for a week. No! no! kissing in public is not the way to manage the thing; it destroys tho reverence with which man delights to array the wondrous sex, and none but a bungler will resort toil. If you wish to enjoy a kiss in all its raci ness—a kiss at once delicate, airy and spirituelle, yet one that will cause every pulse in your body to thrill with ecstacy—get your little charmer in to a corner of a sofa, before a cozy fire of a freez ing night—steal your arm round her waist_tako her hand gently in your own—and then drawing her tenderly towards you, “ kiss her with a long, sweet kiss, as if you were a bee sucking honey from a flower.” There’s true kissing for vou._ ) ankee Blade. A Remarkable Thee.—There is an oak of magnificent dimensions standing in Sherwood forest, between Nottingham and Mansfield, Eng., whose history is as follows : The estate is that, now universally known as Newstead. Lord Byron’s grandfather being much embarrassed, ordered all the trees that were sale cable on the domain, to he cut down. A certain Mr. Dodsworth, a wealthy attorney, had often passed and observed this tree, and on hearing of his Lord ship’s intention, went himself to Newstead, and offered Lord Byron «£50 (.$244) tor the tree; a legal agreement was speedily made, by which neither the present nor any future proprietor of Newstead, should have any right 'o cut down tho tree. \\ hen it died, the land overshadowed by it, was to revert to the Newstead estate. The agreement is regularly entered in the estate deeds. It is probably the only tree on earth, that nobody lias a right to cut down. The tree i9 now pre served with great care. Its branches measure 200 feel in circumference, its trunk four feet from the ground, thirteen feet. Justice is Brazil.—Lieutenant Wilkes, [speaking of the Courts in Brazil, mentions tho following :— 1 lie greatest injustice occurs in the Orphan’s Court, but tho court of‘Findings and Losings’ is one of the most singular in this respect. It takes charge of all things lost and found ; making it the [duty of a person finding any tiling, to deposits it with the judge. The loser, to prove property, must have three witnesses to swear that they saw him lose it, and three others, that they saw the finder pick it up—otherwise, it remains in depoa ; itc.” r A funny incident occurred Wednesday in an omnibus. A spruce young Quaker, clad in the habiliments of his sect, and accompanied by a [ buxom lass of the same sect, was on his way to the Commencement of the New York University. ! On the opposite side of the omnibus sat a gentle j man who, not being familiar, with the mode of dress adopted by the followers of Penn, and sup* ! posing the upright position of the friend’s coat ! collar to be the result of carelessness, proceeded I to Itirn il down, thinking he was thereby doing : a kind office and saving a stranger from the mor tification which would result from his appearance in a public assembly in what appeared to birn a very odd plight. The mistake, as may well be j supposed, excited the mirth of the spectators.—* I JY. y. Tribune. A young married couple riding home from ! church, out West, on a rainy day, the husband i looking up, and perceiving the clouds breaking [away, said, “ | hope we shall have a little sun.” i “ Oh, la \ my dear,” simpered the innocent wife* “ I would much prefer a Utile daughter.’1