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What is it lull a Mtip at' busy Life ?—Vowper. P O R TS M o r T II. V A.. MONDAY, JiOVEMKER 17. 1845. OUR FLAG! FREE TRADE—LOW DUTIES NO DEBT—SE PARATION FROM BANKS- .ECONOMY—RE TRENCH>1 ENT—A ND STRICT AD11KRENCE TO THE CONSTITU'riON. GONE TO SEA. The U. S. frigate Columbia, Commamipr Ritchie, bearing the broad pennant of Commodore Rousseau, bound to Hrazil; and the brig Dolphin, Commander Pope, bound to the coast of Africa, went to sea from Hampton Roads on Friday last. L AUN CII -BUIL DING—IM PRO VE MENT, &c To-day, a fine schooner, called the Caroline, was launched from the Yard of Mr. J. Miles, Washington Point, opposite Norfolk. She be longs to those enterprising merchants and traders, Messrs. Josiah Wills and II. Fitzgerald, and is destined for a regular packet between this port, and Nassau, N. P,, to be commanded by Capt. Shrieve. The Beacon says the Caroline will leave here the last of this week. We rejoice exceed ingly, that tins commencement is made towards reviving the West India trade. The fact is, Norfolk, since she became a city, has opened up her enterprise, and is really going al^ad, and will before long attain her former proud^iosiiion in the commercial world. We observed, yesterday, that there is a fine large brig going up at the Ship Yard of Mr. Hun ter. The ship Republic, that came into port, in distress, with loss ol mainmast, See., is almost ready for sea. On this side of the water, we noticed that nnr enterprising young sliipcarpenters, Messrs. Graves Sc Ferebee, have erected a Marino Rail Way, and that they have a vessel up high ami dry for Tepair9. The young men deserve, and we hope will secure success. Their work, so far, has given high satisfaction. We observe, also, that the keel of a schooner, of considerable size, has been laid in Gosport, near the Navy Yard, probably intended for the Canal Trade. We rejoice to see these evidences ol private enterprises. WAR WITH ENGLAND. We are utterly astonished to see the public mind yielding to the belief that there will be a war with England. What will England go to war for? To extend her territory on this Conti nent? No. Certainly nut. She has more here now titan she can possibly securely hold, and each annual revolution of the planets weakens her power. It is admitted on all hands that Oregon will he independent, and has been from the time of the Castlereagh administration, independent ol Great Britain. If she was to conquer it, it would be hut fora season, and what would be the cost u her? Why millions on millions would he added toher present debt; a dismemberment of her home government would ensue ; and actual starvation to millions of her now almost starving operatives would he the consequence, deprived of the cotton and market of the United States. England’s statesmen are wise—they will not go to war._ “ The whole of Oregon, or none,” is our terri toriai, thti,E, and f.K- that the United States will contend, without heeding the contemptible calculations of profit tmd Inxs, in dollars and c^jits, which is made by some of our contemporaries, If war must come, let ever^1 pat riot’s arms be bur nished for the conflict ; and, at whatever cost, let the Cross of St. George be seen for the last time floating on the breeze that fans the Western Hemisphere. A GOVERNMENT PAPER. The most degrading position that an editor can occupy, is that of a court journal, or of the gov ernment organ. It is a rich office in a pecuniary point of view, but not sufficiently lucrative to pay for the wear and tear of conscience, or to com pensate for the degradation of character that at tends it. So says the St. Louis New Era, and a host of other papers, that have no chance of occupying the envious position ; and probably they have not been called to the position, because they valued the M wear ami tear” commodity too high, or those who wanted it considered it too worthless. We know many who are very talented and hon est in their own opinions, who would have been ve ry willmgjto make the sacrifice for their country’s good, who now, as they we^e not chosen, find it a fount of corruption too offensive to be even tol erated. Temjiorn mulantur —mutantur mores. A CORRECT SENTIMENT. We accord most fully with the following senti ment of the Washington Union. Although we rejoice in peace, that our citizens rnay increase in wealth and knowledge, and happiness, we would not have it it it must he purchased with shame or dishonor, as it would certainly be, if the sacred ness of boundaries were not recognized as a pro tection to our citizens: * We seek no war with England or with any other foreign power. On the contrary we wish for peace with England, as with all the world.— But the great blessing and worth of peace is, that in peace our rights are protected and our soil is safe. Each a peace we shall he slow to disturb, for such a peace brings with it no dishonor.’ MR. McLANE AT LONDON, The wholly false report that this gentleman is dissatisfied in his present position and that he wishes to return to this country, because hr. is not intrusted icith the settlement of the Oregon question has run the rounds of the whig press. It is reiterated again and again in every variety of form,and we notice that it is this morning repeated in the Intelligencer. We now reply to it for the last time. We state of our oxen pertonal knowledge, that Mr. Me Line, when he went to England, considered u I highly expedient that the Oregon negotiation i should be conducted at Washington; and that he entertained this opinion, too, on conclusive reasons growing out of the nature of the question itself, and wholly independent of any intimations from the administration as to tho line of negotiation to be adopted. We say further, that Mr. McLane tens not charred ipith the Oregon negotiation, and that he was perfectly satisfied with that arrangement. And we add to these statements the fact, that if Mr. McLane desires to return from his mission, no intimation of such a desire has been received here. That he wishes to return, in a spirit of dissatisfaction and disgust, we learn from the best authority, it is wholly gratuitous and untrue.— Union. AN OLD SALT. The St. John, N. IJ. Herald states that there was on the 31st nit., in the harbor of that nlaco, a vessel—the brig Liddell of Newcastle—which has walked the waters for 80 years. She is said to be very “ qtteerly shaped,” and toall appear ances yet quite strong, and capable of ploughing the deep for another 86 years. \\ EST POINT. Since tlie foundation of this institution twelve hundred cadets have completed (and double thct number have commenced) their collegiate educa tion at the expense of Government; one third of these graduates have resigned and of course render ed no equivalent whatever for their expensive education. The Missouri Reporter says it costs more money to educate one Lieutenant; who may no a useless officer after all, than is paid to any servant in the U. States except tho'Prssident, and hints strongly that the money could be belter em ployed. THE BATTLE OF CRANEY ISLAND. We lake much pleasure in complying with the request of “ A Soldier of 1813,” a gentleman whose word we know can he relied on in any ex tremity, and we cannot hut return our thanks to Com. W. Brandford Shubrick, for his readiness in “ correcting ” the only history, that approached to any tiling like doing justice to onr brave volun teer militia in that action, which was pregnant with the tale of the towns of Portsmouth ami Norfolk, as it has called out a true statement, written by those who were engaged in the strife, and is fully corroborated by other living witnesses, which wo hope will induce Mr. Ingersoll, in his second edition, to do full and ample justice to the brave men who perilled their lives on that occa sion. We have no wish to detract from the merits of any of the brave men who were engaged on the Island, but we cannot pass over the slur attempted to he cast on onr militia and volunteers, by the “correction” of Com. Shubrick, where the only mention that is made of them is that they were, “ no doubt, ready and anxious to take part in the fight,” and that they were very much a larmed at the harmless rockets thrown from Wise’s house. It is useless for us to say more at present, as the narrative below sets every thing straight. In this whole matter„there has, how ever, been an evident intention on the paft of the Navy, to hide the labors of the citizen soldiers, from Com. Cassin’s official report, made on the authority of Capt. Tarbell, down to Cooper’s Naval History, who no doubt, drew his state ments from the “ official’* documents in the arch ives of the Government. Now, however, for the first time, the facts have appeared, and the future historian will be qualified to do justice to all par ties. Portsmouth, Va., Nov. 15, 1845. To A. F. Cunningham, Esq., Editor of the. JVew Era: Sir:—In your paper of the 12th inst., there is a paragraph relative to the attack on Craney Is land. The writer says, “ I hope that some one who has an intimate knowledge of the transactions of that day will give you a detailed statement of the affair.” In this morning’s Norfolk Herald, you will s»e an account of that glorious affair, prptty fairly laid down, and which l hope you will publish. The narrative was in possession of a citizen of this town, some time before he had heard of the his tory written by the lion. C. J. Ingersoll. It was not written for publication, and was only in tended to have been kept as a matter of fact. The writer of this communication knew the whole company commanded by Captain Arthur Emmerson. Nearly all of them were citizens of Portsmouth. Of the company, thereonly remains three who were in that affray. Major Parke G Howie, now of the Marine Corps, Col. Wm. P Young, now of the General Post Office, (they are' now in Washington,) the other Mr. Edward Carter, of Scott’s Creek, Norfolk County. Maj. Howie was a Lieutenant, Col. Young the 1st Sergeant, and Mr. Carter, was a private, and an excellent soldier to my knowledge. Capt. Em merson, and other officers, always spoke highly of him.^ The narrative might have been more com plete. I w ill add some facts of my own recollec tion, for I was on the Island, and am certain of them, and I hope, sir, that you will, for the good will and wishes our people have towards nil the defenders of our town,say to the world what may he relied on as correct, that is to publish the nar rative in your useful paper. The Winchester Rifle Company, commanded by Capt. Roberts; there was some other compa nies from the upper country ; one commanded by Capt. I,ucas. who is, I think, now Col. Lucas, an ex member of Congress; there is a .Mr. Mi chael Hill, some where up the country, who be longed to Capt. Lucas’ company; he was one with many others that ran in the water after a British officer, whilst Major Wagner encouraged him on to catch catch the officer. The officer escaped and was taken on hoard one of the Boats. Col. Giles B. Cooke, now of Norfolk, had been ! one of the members of the Artillery, and was set innr as Quarter Mas er. He might sny w hat took place there, for lie was on the Islam), though not exactly in the company. The crew of the Constellation, or a part of them, umler the command of Lieutenants Neale, Shuhrick, and Sanders^ behaved gallantly, and rendered much assistance. I notice one remark of Col. Heatty’s and that is.* “ a number of which was killed on the land by our Artillery.” ^ ery Respectfully, A SOLDI FR OF 1813. * Does not this remark mean the Portsmouth Ar tillery ? Narrative of the Jlltack nn Craney Island, 22r/ June, 1813. From the movement of the enemy ’a ships on the 21st June, 1813, in proceeding up from Hampton Roads and anchoring off the mouth of Nansemond river, about 2 miles from Craney Island, and on the same side of the river, it was believed that an attack on the island was meditated. The enemy’s force was imposing—it consisted of 15 or 20 ves sels, 74’s, frigates and transports. At the east sale of this Island, was a small unfinished fort, where were mounted two 24 and one 18 pound cannon. At the^west side of the Island was a small breastwork! Our force was about 400 Mili tia Infantry, 1 company of Riflemen, (from Win chester.) and 2 companies of Light Artillery—the whole under the command of Colonel Beatty, as sisted hy Major Wagner, of Infantry, and Major Faulkner, of Artillery. On the night of the 21 at. about 12 o’clock, we were silently called to arms, and remained under arms till reveille heai, on the morning of the 22d, when the troops were dismissed. In a few minutes, however, the beat to arms brought every man to his post, and wo saw hy the movement of the enemy’s boats in passing and repassing from their ships to the shore, they were landing troops—so that a fight was ex peeled to come oft', and we went to work to make preparation for defence. The three cannons from the fort, and four 6 pounders belonging to the Artillery, were taken to the west side of”the is land — these guns formed our battery. The Infan tantry and Riflemen were formed in line at the breastwork at the west side of the Island, with the right resting on the north—the Artillery Company from Portsmouth, commanded hy Captain Aitliur Emtnersion, was stationed at the guns, about 4C feet in rear of the Infantry ; on a elevated piece of ground, overlooking them. The four sixes were on the right and the 18 was on the left oi the two 24 pounders. Captain Emtnerson and Lieutenant Thomas Godwin, each commanded a 21 pounder, Lieutenant Park G. Howie, Sergeant \Vrn. P. Young, Sergeant Sanniel Livington anil Corporal \\ m. Moflat, each commanded a € ponnder. and the command of the 18 pounder, was assigned to Captain Thomas Rourk. Capt. Itourk was not at that time a member of our Company, having some months previous been dis charged by order of General Taylor: at this time he had charge of the merchant ship Manhattan, of New York, then at anchor in the harbor ol Norfolk—he came down to the Island and joined ns. Early in the morning, we were joined, hy order of Captain Tabelrl >f the frigate Constella tion, (then lying in the harbor of Norfolk, block aded) by Lieutenants Neale, Shubrick and San ders, with about 150 sailors. Every arrangement being made to defend the post, we waited the ap proach of the enpmy and foil that we were pre pared to give him a decent reception for the troops were full of ardor. '1’he next thing war to let the enemy see what flag we intended to fight under. As we had no flag staff, a long pole was got, to which the “ Slat Spangled Ban ner” was nailed, the pole planted in the breast works, and the Stars and Stripes floated in the breeze. Whilst we were making our arrangements the pnemy was landing his infantry and marines, in all about 2,500. We eould distinctly see them marching and countermarching on the beach, and after forming into columns they took up the line of march ; but such was the dense growth of trees and underwood between us, that they were soon lost to our view. We knew not but their intention was to march to the town of Portsmouth, get pos session of that place and Gosport, and destroy the Navy Yard. We were, however, soon undeceived. In a short time the action was brought on by the enemy throwing Congreve rockets from behind a house, on the main land, belonging to Mr. Wise Orders were immediately given to Captain Rourk, nearest that point, to dislodge the enemy, which was instantly done, hy firing into the house, when we opened our battery upon them, keeping up for for s une a brisk fire of grape and canister shot, until they were completely routed, with the loss of many killed and wounded. Among the killed it was said, were two officers. Such was the dpnse growth (as before remarked) that we had not a good view of the enemy, otherwise their loss would have been much greater. Whilst we were engaged with the land forces, the enemy was approaching the island with about 50 of their largest barges, filled with sailors and marines, supposed to be from 1200 to 1500. They were advanced in column order, led on by Admiral Warren’s barge, the “ Centipede,” a boat about 50 feet long, rowing 24 oars, with a brass 3 ponn der in her bow. Having repulsed their land for ces, we waited the nearer approach of the barges before firing on them, when our gallant comman der, Captain Emtnerson said, “ now boys,” (ad dressing himself to his Company—for many of ns were hardly more than boys) “arp you ready ?” The answer was—•• Ready!”—the nexf word was “ fire !” when we opened upon them a brisk and heavy fire of grape and canister. Thpy con tinued to advance until the Centipede and several of the headmost boats grounded. So quirk and galling was our fire that they wete thrown into the greatest confusion, and eomtnonced a hasty retreat. Four or five of their boats were sunk, one of then the Admiral’s barge; many others were so shattered that it was with diffir„|ty they were kept afloat. The firing was kept up with round shot until they got out of the reach of our The loss of the enemy wan about 200 killed, wounded and prisoners—22 prisoners were taken on the beach, one a Frenchman, with his legs shot off, who was taken from the Centipede and bfought on shelve in one of her sails. He died in a few hours About 2o or 30 deserters came to the is land. The Riflemen waded some distance into the water, hoping to get within striking distance j of the enemy, but could not. Oni of the enemy was making his way from ihe boats to the mam land, when he was called to. to surrender, but kept on, when one of our men fired on him, and he gave himself up. The sailors under Lieuts. Neale, Shubriek and Sanders, were brave fellows, and rendered great assistance in the management of the 24 and 18 plunders—one of them attached himself to Sergt. Young’s gun, and did good ser vice. During the hottest of the fight, Lieut. Neale came to my gun and requested to have a fire at the boats. I granted hit request with great pleasure, and liis shot did its work. !!•' was a hrav© officer. The sailors waded to the Centi pede and hauled her on shore. From litis boat w as taken a number of trims, pistols and cutlasses. She was made light and sent to the Navy Yard, Gosport. I always thought that boat should have been retained as a trophy by the Artillery, and by them kept. The enemy remained on shore tint’ll the afternoon, w hen they embarked and re turned to their shipping, not, however, until they had destroyed much property, such as shooting hogs, sheep, &c.. breaking furniture, cutting open beds. See., in the dwelling houses near where they landed. One or two boats were anchored in the channel, near the island, between it and the Norfolk side of the river, but from their position and that of the enemy, they could not render much assistance, yet they threw several shot over the island among the enemy on the mainland.— The next occurrence of any note was the loss of our powder: not having any magazine our powder was deposited in a large tent pitched near the fort, and a sentinel placed in charge. About 12 o’clock, an explosion took place, and not a vestage of the tent was to he seen. We then went in search of the sentinel and found him on the beach outside of the fort, dead—completely stripped of his clothing, his left arm torn nearly off, and his whole person as hlack as powder could make him. lie was taken up, and after being made clean was decently buried : IIow the powder look fire was never known. General Robert B. Taylor, chief in command, who had his quarters at Norfolk, sent in lire early part of the day, orders to Col. Beatty, that in the event of his being compelled to surrender or aban don the island, to blow up the fort. The explo sion being heard at Norfolk, it was supposed that a second attack bad been made and we had sur rendered, or abandoned the fort. We were now in a pretty fix: the enemy’s land forces had not yet returned to their ships—we expected a renew ed adack, and were without powder, except what we had in our ammunition cases. We despatch ed a boat immediately to the commander o( the Constellation, for powder, and a messenger to General Taylor, informing him of the explosion; and in a short time we had a supply of powder. On the evening of the 22d, Captain Emmerson ordered me with my command to take position at the foot of the Bridge that led to the main land, (Stringer’s farm) with orders to defend that pass. That night we expected the enemy would renew the attack, and the bridge would be one of the points assailed. We immediately marched to the point directed, and placed our gun in a position to rake the bridge. It was about 9 o’clock, as well as I can now recollect, when I heard boats approaching, and went on the bridge and hailed, and was answered by my friend and townsman, James Jarvis, whose voice I instantly recognized and in a few minutes had him by the hand. I knew he was in service in Capt. John Thomp son's Company, stationed near Norfolk. He in formed me that 120 men, good and true, of Col. Sharp’s Regiment, had volunteered under the command of a Capt. Foster, and that Col. Sharp had appointed him the orderly Serg’t of the Com pany. I would here remark that, io the appoint ment of James Jarvis as orderly Sergeant to this Company, Col. Sharp shewed his usual sagacity. There is uo man who loves his Country more, and none more ready to stand or fall in her de fence, than Jarvis. After a few words about “ home, sweet home,” we walked together off the bridge, when we met with Sergt. Jas. Butt, Ab ner Nash, John Nowell, Richard Keeling, (and some six or eight others, whose names I cannot now recollect) of my command, when a mutual greeting was exchanged, lie then repaired to my tent, partook of soldier's fare, and we separated for the night—ho to rejoin his Company, and 1 to my post. On the 23d, we had another rein forcement from Norfolk, viz: The Norfolk Ju nior and Independent Volunteers. These were Spartan bands; they were “ tautjnurs pret.''— Such accessions to our force encouraged our hearts and sirengthed our hands. On the 23 or 24th, the enemy's ships dropped down to, Hampton Roads. On the 24th, a party of us obtained per mission to go over to the main land. Jarvis and my other old friend Alex. Galt, of the Juniors, were of the party. YVe waded across the inlet, and in our ramble we saw where several of our shot struck among the trees. \\’a also saw dead sheep and hogs, that were wantonly shot by the enemy, and at the house of an old willow lady, her furniture was broken, beds cut open and the feathers thrown into the yard, and such like he roic deeds, becoming a swinish and sheepish ene my. 1 will now give you a copy ofCol. Bpatty’s re port to General Taylor. This I have had by me many years. “ Crany Island, } 25th June. 1813.” $ “ Sir :—Some movements on the 21st mutant, among the shipping lying near Newport Noose, seemed to indicate an early attack on this Island, and in the course of next morning, on the 22nd tnst., they landed two miles from this ; from the best accounts that can be ascertained from deserters, about 2500 troops of various descriptions. The object of mis movement was, no doubt, with tho view to approach this port on the West side of the Island, across the water in that direction, which at low water is passable for Infantry. Soon after their landing, there approached about 45 or 50 boats full of men, which directed their course from the shipping, as above stated, to the North side of the Island. “ The Hristish troops at the same time (that were previously landed) made their appearance on the main land, wile a view of attacking the west and north positions of the Island at the same moment. The two 24 pounders, 4 six pounders were advantageously posted under direction of Major Faulkner, of the Artillery, which being so well served by Capt. Kmmerson, Lieuts. Howie and Godwin, who displayed that cool and deliber ate conduct, which will at all limes ensure success to the cause in which they are engaged, Lieut. Neale, of the Constellation, during our defence, conducted himself with activity .zeal and courage, which will at all times add a lustre to the name of an American Naval officer. Capt. Rmrk, of the ship Manhattan, conducted himself with great activity and judgment in the defence of the place, which will no doubt, give him a distinguished part in the success of the day. Great praise is also duo to the conduct of Nergt. Young and Cor poral Moffat, of Capt. F.mmerson’s Company, for the active part they took in the management of two G pounders. “ Much credit is due Capt. Tarbell, of the Con stellation, for the aid he gave in defence of the Island, and in forwarding from his ship 150 sailors and the marines, with the officers commanding the same, w hich no donbt contributed greatly in tho successful defence of the Island. Indeed both officer* and soldiers of every de scription showed a degree of z**al for the defence of the place, and where opportunity may offer, we may confidently hope, that they will not be wanting in duty. The !n<?s of the enemy cannot he less limn op^ in tlm course of the day ; a number of which w;,8 hilled on the land side bv our Artillery. But it is known that four or five of their barges were sunk, one of which the “ Centipede,” said to he 52 feet long, working 24 oars, belonging to Admiral Warren’s ship, was taken and brought in, with 22 prisoners, and a small brass 3 .,oun„ der with a number of small arms, pistols and cutlasses. Reside the loss in killed, there must have been at least 40 deserters brought in, jn the course of the day and dispersed through'the country. It is with pleasure that [ have to state to you that not a man was lost on our part, the only wea pon made use of in the course of the day, were the Congreve rockets, a few of which fell in our encampment, though without injury.” I am, sir, with great respect, your humble servant, (Signed,) H. BEATTY. Lieut. Col. Commanding. Annexed is the muster roll of our Company on the morning on the attack : Arthur Emmersopt, Captain. Parke G. IJowle, 1st. Lieutenant, Thomas Godwin, 2d. do. „tW,n- P .Young, 1st Sergeant—appointed Or. Master, 25th August. Wni, Drury, 2d do. James B. Butt, 3d do. Samuel Livingston,4th do. Wm. Mo (Tat, 1st Corporal. Daniel Cameron, 2d do. John M. Kidd, Richard Atkinson, Win. Baiker, Edward Carter, Benj. Cox, James Deale, George Eames, T. L. Emmerson, •lames Foster, John Gonrdie, James Hughes, Phil. Hockady, Wm. MofTler, Richard Keeling, Watson Kelly, 3d do. Jno. Lawton, Aaron Meadow, Abner Nash. Jno. Newell, Samuel Owen9, George Peel, Jno. Polly, Jno. Roper, Francis Souceedo, Jas. H. Simmons, Nicholas Scott, George Sweeny, Nathaniel Walker, Jos. Whiterock. From the Federal (Ga.) Union. THE GEORGIA WhTg SHIP STRANDED the pilot thrown overhoard. ' \\ lien the YV higs of Georgia, nominated Henry Clay as their candidate for the Presidency, and allied themselves with his friends at the North and West, the great mass of the people did not comprehend the results of this movement. They honestly but blindly followed their leaders. When warned by their Democratic friends, that in es pousing the cause of their chieftain, they must es pouse his principles—principles which they had ever condemned, they first contended that Mr. Clay himself had abandoned his heresies, hut after wards admitted that it was right to change when convinced of error and ultimately with unwonted zeal joined in the chorus. “ Hurra, hurra, the Whigs arc risin. Hurra for Clay and Frelinghuysen.” Their file-leader, their Magnus Apollo was the Hon. John McPherson Berrien. He boldly pro claimed the sentiments of their chieftain and the welkin rang with their echoes to the thunders of hts eloquence. He led them to the battle field, determined with them to conquer or with them to fail. They mutually confided in each other:— Rut the battle was lost. Where now is John McPherson Berrien? For obeying the commands of his party, he has been proscribed. “ Hut yesterday the word of Ctesar mi«-ht Have stood against the world; now lies he there And none so poor to do him reverence.” At a caucus on Thursday night last, of the \Y big members of the Legislature, convened fur the purpose of nominating a Senator, it was pro posed to nominate Mr. Rerrien by acclamation.i Objections being made, it was agreed to ballot for the nominee, when behold the vote stood for Judge Dougherty 54. Judge Berrien 28, and Judge Dawson 2. (8 absent.) Judge Berrien abandoned by his party, has promptly and honorably abandoned his seat in Congress. His resignation is now in the hands of the Executive. We have long ceased to have any confidence in the political integrity of the leaders of the W big party of Georgia, hot we were not prepar ed for such an exhibition, as that which has just been made by them. To repair their ruined for tunes, they have laid upon the altar “ the noblest Roman of them all.” His only fault has been, that lie, more boldly than thoy, sustained the prin ciples of the idol at whose shrine all paid their willing homage. To reinstate themselves in the confidence of the people they have thrown over board from their shattered and crazy bark, the pilot that has directed it through many a troubled storm. What new name will they now assume? \\ hat will be the principles they will now avow ? If their hark escape the rocks on which it is now stranded whither will it direct its course? I Colored Citizen is the nameofa new paper, started by the Cincinnati blacks. Y\rhat do they want of a separate organ ? Are they too proud to amalgamate with the Aboltionists ?— Ijonisvillc, Jour. SCT^Prentice is getting desperate, and is un doubtedly afraid that if the niggers start papers on their own hook, he will bo obliged to abandon the publication of the Congo Journal and Champan itt Advocate at Washington, this winter. Henco the anxiety with which he asks whether they are too proud to help him along. We think they arc. or they have but little self respect.—JY. Y Globe. poverty a blessing. I tie Rev. Mr.-, having been on a visit to f>nn of his p inr Scotch parishioners, who was taken ill, ami being shout to take his leave, held out .his hand to the object of his visit, who press ed it affectionately. at the same time thanking his pastor for his kind solicitude about his soul’s welfare, and in conclusion said, “ God grant ye, sir, great abundance of poverty here, and a double portion o’t through a’ eternity.” “What?” said the astonished clergyman, “ do you wish me w become poor?” “ Wi’ a’ my heart, sir,” an swered the old mao seriously; “ ye ken a |1()n dred limes, an’ mair, hae ye tauld rne that pover ty was a blessing, an’ I’m sure there’s nane I could wish to see better blessed than yonrsel’.” A Solemn pause ensued. At length the minister said, with an air of touching humility, which showed he felt the full force of the cutting re proof—“ Well, James, I confess I never thought seriously on that point till this moment: povertv cannot he a blessing, it at best a misfortune — Boston Jnvestisrntor. •• Sir, which of your children do you prefer, the boys or the girls?” “ Why, as long as the boys suck their, mother, I like them best; ho1 when they begin to suck mo” I prefer the girls.