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THE NEW ERA.
What is it but a Map of busy Life?—Cowper. i P () R TS M O l T II . V A. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1845. OUR FLAG! FREK TRADE—LOW DUTIES NO DEI1T—SE PARATION FROM RANKS- KCt)NOMY—RE TRENCHMENT \M) STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTION. THE STEAMER. MASSACHUSETTS. The auxiliary Steamer, (as she is called,) Mas-1 sacliu setts, which was to have left Liverpool on the 19th ult., has not yet arrived, and is looked for with much anxiety in New York. There lias been within the past few weeks, very stormy weather on the ocean, and we learn from a gen tlemen who arrived in a packet ship Irotn Liver pool, a few days since, that they had one contin ued storm the whole passage. The Massachu setts had 37 cabin, and 104 steerage passengers on board. HON. JOHN C. CALHOUN. On the 8tli instant, Mr. Calhoun departed from New Orleans for Memphis, Tennessee, to attend the great Internal Improvement Convention which is to be held there. He attended a public ban quet at New Orleans, and gave the following toast: The Valley of the Mississippi—The greatest in the world, lake it all in all. Situated as it is, between the two oceans, it will yet command the commerce of the world, and that commerce may be centred in New Orleans. A REPRESENTATIVE*: NOT CHOSEN BY TIIK CONSTITU BN C Y. The election fur a representative in Florida to supply lho vacancy occasioned by'tlie election of their former able Delegate to the Senate, lias been extremely close, indeed so close that fur a long time it was not known who was chosen. It is now known positively that Brockenbrongh has re ceived a majority, but owing to a non-receipt ol all the votes by the Secretary of State, at a certain time, the certificate of election has been given to Mr. Cabell. A letter received in Richmond from Florida, dated the 6th instant says. “ By the law of Florida the returns of the votes are to he sent to the Secretary of State: anil, at the end of thirty days from the day of election, he is requir ed to certify to the Governor who has received the majority of the returned votes. The thirty days expired on the 5th instant. Upon counting the votes, Mr. Cabell was found in have a majority affifly-onc. He was therefore entitled to a cer tilicate of election ; and the Secretary of State made it out accordingly, and intended to present it to the Governor, who was expected at Talla hassee on the night of the 6th, as soon as he ar rived. It was, of course, expected that the Go vernor would give Mr. Cabell the commission a* member elect to Congress. OREGON. The National Intelligencer of this morning is attempting to shield itself behind the “Charles ton Mercury ” on the question of Oregon. With this view, it devotes more than two columns to a learned dissertation from the Mercury, in oppo sition to our claims upon Oregon. The National Intelligencer cries up the Mercury as “ a source purely democratic;” and the Mercury, in its turn, cries down our title to Oregon as “ a perfect hum bug.” Between these two organs of the anti American doctrine, our claims to Oregon would certainly go to the wall. For one, we protest a gainst the Mercury being considered as the pure exponent of the democratic party upon this sub ject. It clearly is not the exponent of Mr. Cal houn in regard to our title, as we shall prove from his speech of January, 1813, in which he declares, “we all believe (it) to be a good title on our part.” Not so the Charleston Mercury, however, which pronounces it t« tie “ a perfect humbug.” But we have no room this evening for our anim adversions on this redoubtable ally of the Nation al Intellgencer. They are crowded out by other matters.— Union. A NOBLE DEED! The people of Staunton and Augusta county, says the last Rockingham Register, under tho impulse of a generous sympathy which does infin ito credit to their kindness of heart, have opened and liberally started a subscription for the pur chase of a comfortable home for the unfortunate young lady whose person was violated a short time ago. The design is to procure and present to her, a comfortable home in some populous neighborhood in the county. •Subscriptions pi pers for this noble and praiseworthy object are to be found at the office of the “ Spectator” in Staunton. Widely as we differ politically with our Staunton and Augusta neighbors,' we must say that their conduct throughout this melancho ly and heart-rending affair, has been creditable to the finpst and noblest attributes of humanity. The zeal and activity which they ferreted out and brought the villains who committed the out rage to justice, and now the generous feeling which prompts the purchase of a home for the unfortunate, cannot he too highly praised. We are proud of the spirit which onr neighbors mani fest in this instance. We trust that the effort to procure adequate subscriptions for the purchase will he successful. Let the home Ire procured : it will be the proudest and noblest monument ol the magnanimity of the people of Augusta w hich they can possibly erect. ROBBERY OF A VALUABLE MAIL. The mail pouch for Nnv York and Philadel phia, made up at Albany ori the 11 th instant, was robbed on its way to New Y ork city. R vvas exceedingly valuable, containing d-afts of banks to the amount of #120,000. It was not n charge of a mail agent, and the person whose duty it js to take them from the boat, on her arrival nt New Y'>rk, to the Post-office, found the mail bags lying on the deck of the boat, the officcrin whose ! rooms they were usually placed for safeguard ha ving retired to his berth and left them on the deck, instead of rnlaining them in his room, and deliv- | ering them to the post-office porter when the boat . arrived. The pouch spoken of was not among them. The boat reached New York at 4 o’clock in the morning. The mail must have been taken ofl' in the interval between the landing and the arrival of the porter from the post-office. The Albany Argos says the Commercial Hank had en closed in it drafts to the amount of $70,000, the State Bank $20.000—in all about 0120.000. These were in all instances we believe drawn payable to order, and a forged endorsment will be necessary before they can he made available to the robbers. No money, as far as yet ascer tained, was lost. 'I'be information of the rob bery came so late as to render unavailing all ef forts for the recovery of the loss or the detection of its authors. These efforts are, however, pushed vigorously, and we trust successfully, hy Bust master Morris, of New York. Mr. Wasson sug gests that possibly the mail may have gone on South—by mistake. This, of course, will soon be known. From tlic Now York Morning1 Nowj. THE OREGON. Nothing displays in a greater degree the utter want of nationality, which is characteristic of certain persons and parties among us, than the uni formity with which they take sides against their own country. This matter of Oregon is a singu lar instance. The whole of the territory is the undoubted property of the American Union, but because our agents became the dupes of English policy and signed a treaty of peace, leaving open for future dispute certain questions of temturial limit, England manufactures a claim to part of Oregon. I*or the sake of penee, the United States allow it to remain an open question. They then offer to give m> 5i degrees, not from the 49th degree to 54th degrees 40 minutes, of the ground 1 to settle it. This is refused, and the matter still remains open. The settlement of the country now requires a final adjustment. What do the English government and the English people in the matter ? Why, the Premier asserts in Par liament that the mere fact that the President, in addressing the American people, has dared to as Sort an undoubted right to the whole territory, endangers the peace of the two countries. The whole English press, and the whole people sup port their government to a man, and by so doing give him a tower of strength in closing his bar gain with the American Executive, and by sodd ing win universal respect. What do the Ameri can press? Why, nine tenths of them are busied asserting the rights of England and condemning their own country, and an/ man or any press that endeavors to support the Executive in the con duct ot a troublesome bargain, is denounced as “bloody thirsty,” as “ bullies,” as “ more ready to run ihnn fight,” as “ disorganizes,” and what not. To this fact may be ascribed a portion of that unmitigated contempt which is sometimes expressed for everything American. Now one great cause of our difficulties is the knowledge possessed by the English government that such a class of parasites exist among us, and they take advantage of it accordingly. The Journal of Commerce, however, goes far beyond this, and asserts that which has not a shadow of truth in it ; ns, for instance, it stated on Saturday as fol lows. There is one expression in this extract, which invites remark. “ If Great Britain is determined to push her claims by force,” it is because we “ force” upon her that alternative. It was no wish of hers to disturb the existing arrangement. Rut finding it was the desire of our government to terminate the joint occupancy, she offered In divide the territory in such a way as to give us the largest and best part of it. I' mding at length that nothing could be effected by way of compromise. Great Britain proposed to refer the dispute to disinterested arbiters. This too was refused. Let ,,s be willing to look at the subject in its true light. We have all along conceded, by pub lic and solemn nets, that Great Britain “ had rights” to Oregon. We did not say to what ex tent, lint by admitting her to a joint and equal occupancy of the whole territory, from lat 42 to lat. »4 40, we left room for ihe inference that we considered her rights about equal to our own. Now these are all false statements, and made in support of the British claim, which is from its inception one of fraud. She did not offer to divide and give os the best portion. On the other hand, we offered to give her the best harbors, the Is land and five degrees and a half, which she twice refused. And the Journal says she found noth tng could be done in the way of compromise!_ The Journal next states that our former conces sion for the sake of peace, left room for the infer cnee that her rights were equal to oor own. By the lapse of time and offers of concession on our part, and not accepted by her, we gradually lose all title, according to this sophistry of the Jour nul. V\ e offered the 49ih parallel, and she re fused it. 1 lie Journal therefore says we liavp now no rights beyond that li„B. Ry ,he same rule, if now we offer the line of the Columbia, and she refuses it, we shall then have no rnrlils beyond that river, and then if she wants to come down to the 43d degree, the Journal will say •bat s fair. In a committee, composed of W. Cost Johnson. J. Q. Adams. James Cooper, , Thomas F. Marshall, &r., reported in favor of Issuing $200,000,000 of United States stock ns a "relief to the States,” on pledge of the public lands. They called upon the Land Commis siouer for a statement of the lands, and he report ed as follows : (»ewkrar. Land Office, Oct. 31. 1843. In making Ihe foregoing estimate the parallel ol 49 degrees of north latitude was taken as the northern boundary of Oregon 'Territory. If tho parallel of 54 degrees 40 minutes (ihe northern most line claimed by the United Stales) he taken as the boundary, then 104.640,000 acres must be added to llie whole surface, and the aggregate amount of tfir* public domain remaining to lie sold by the United Slates will be 1.042,731,765 acres. which, at the minimum price of the public lands, would yield a revenue of $| ,303,414,706. A true copy from the record ; Thomas II lit, \ kf.. Commissioner. Hon. VV. Cost Johnson. Chairman Select Corn., on State Relief. House of Representatives. Now, what did John Quincy Adams and Cost Johnson do ? Did they hesitate to make the land up to 51 degrees 49 minutes a basis for slock is sues ? They reported as follows ; Uy the estimate of tbc Commissioner of tlie (i tipnl I,and Office, (see .Appendix, I".) the cpnnliiy of laud yet unsold, as claimed by the I niled Stairs, is une thousand lorty-t\v«i million seven hundred and thirty-one thousand seven hundred and sixty five aeres, which, estimated at one dollar and twenty five cents per acre, the minimum Government price, would make the sum of their value to he one thousand three hundred and three million four hundred and fourteen thou sand seven hundred and six dollars and twenty five cents, being nearly seven times the amount of Government stock proposed to he issued So tar Irmii hesitating at the 49th degree, thev proposed to pledge the whole up to 51 degrees 40 I minutes to the public creditors. The idea of our having no right to them never entered their heads; hut now, according to the Journal, we have no right there. It seems that the quantity ol land beyond the 49th degree is ten per cent, of the whole domain of the United Slates. Now. it because we olTered to compromise at the 49th degree, and it was refused, we impaired our rights beyond it, no new offer can he made on our part, hut to claim the whole and wait for a more mod erate English offer. If, however, by operating through the anti national party among us, Rng land can frighten our Executive into backing not, as she frightened France in relation to tin* Qoin tuple treaty, she may obtain her object ; and this agency is now actively employed. Daniel Web ster’s speech at Faneuil Hall on Friday opened his theory about— “ I lie period, then, is not far distant, when, from the shores of Western America, we should see springing up a great Pacific republican nation, which would nut consent to acknowledge nllegi nnco either to this country or to England; that this great republic would probahly adopt all the great principles which we have inherited from our , fathers. He would not undertake to sav where it would he located, whether on the Columbia river, or further south, hut that a great and in dependent nation tvnuld arise on the shores of the 1 aeific, and at a period not so remote as many persons might suppose, lie was confident.’’ OUR STEAM MARINE, Is, and must bn, while our lakes and rivers re main to ns. the greatest in the world. Thp Statesman of Europe cannot understand this ; they eount up their battle ships of war steamers, their thousands ef slaves to work them, and smile, as well they may. at our comparatively awkward, hohind-the-nge and limited navy. Ruilt. manned and officered as it is, they feel that it would he a reed before their best armaments, and wonder how young America can count so complacently its strength. They do not comprehend, though every intelligent laborer in our streets does per feetly, that the regular force of the. United States, whether by sea or land, is but an inconsiderable atom of the national defence—that every vestige of our regular navy could he swept away In-rnnrrnw without materially impairing our national strength, lie knows what Sir Robert Reel does not, that every one of our merchant steamers is a fort_a moveable, manageable, efficient fort; that within call of each stands an invincible hand of oit:7.en soldiers, ready with every needful implement from cannon and mortar for an open enemy, to ropes for an Arnold if an Arnold can he found,— prompt at the first note of invasion to gather in such array as no hostile fleet could pass, and live long enough to rejoice in its success. We have a long line of coast, such an one thank heaven as no despot could sufficiently guard, hut with freemen to sentinel every mile of it, with oui swarming keen eyed hold-hearted coasters nr tho look out, aid with t ie lightning to conve\ their earliest warnings, an invader would nevci steel upon us quite unprepared. Whichever way he turned his prows he would find, not stone bat tlements nor tall war ships, but low, swift, change fnl. well mounted steamers, crowded with hea'rts of steel, rejoicing to have a holiday in making war on a detested pirate. It is true those steam" ers would not be of the strongest, but they would carry cannon and men who would aim them well, and they would make a had mark for the enemy while they did last. We shall never he the ag gressor, tor we do not fancy the glory of whole sale murder, hut if any nation insists upon having it, they will find it no child's play. Our well behaved merchant ships will torn to reaving pri vateers. and devour their commerce, while their navies will he stung to death by our home steam i rs like lost calves in a swarm of hornets._JV. Y. Sun. From the Philadelphia Ledger. DIFFICULTIES AT HARVARD IINIVER SITY. I he students of this institution are in rebellion against its government, because the government have expelled one of the students for infraction ol tiie rules. A party of the senior class were revel ling in the room ol one of them, at a late hour._ According to a letter in one of the newspapers, and probably written by one of the offenders] “ wit and merriment were there; the joke and the laugh went round ; their hilarity momentarily in creased, until unconsciously they verified the p let’s assertion. ‘ There \rns n sound of revelry by night.’” In plain English, they were drunk and noisy, and thus violating roles. In this con ditinn they are addressed by an officer of the U , niversity. who demands of the occupant of the j room the names of those present. The occupant resists this, because he declines being an informer. And for this offence, the Faculty sentence him to a suspension for six months. All his fellow gtu , dents escort him away in triumph, and the Facnl I ty and the students are at war. i iiiirv;ifu univesuy seems to he always in hot water. It exhibits more rebellions in any term of years, than ail the other colleges of the I'nion. Is its government more defective than that of any other ? Y\ e know no good reason for this supposition. Are its students more disorderly than those of other colleges? Why should they he ? In all the colleges of New England, the system of government is radically defective; and in this defect do we find the cause of these fre quent rebellions, fine defect consists in oovern ing Students like slaves, by espoinage and penalty, and not like freemen, by appeals to the higher i moral instincts. Another defect consists in eser : ejsirig no supervision over the manners of students, ■ *n keeping them at great social distance from their rulers They aro furnished with the rulrx. : told that they will be punished for violating them. and are watch-id for the discovery of violations. ! I hrse rules are mere arbitrary prohibitions of in temperance, profanity, theft, and other crimes and vices, and arbitrary regulations about hours of rising, retiring, study and other things, suited to the discipline of a camp. In short, the whole system of college government, imported from Eng land, says to the student, “ you must do 90 and sy, beeatise we, your masters, order it; and as we take for granted that yon are rascals, and will violate our rules if yon'can, we shall watch you closely, and punish i.* we caich yon. So begone ami look out for yourselves!” Such is the go verntnent of colleges . arifj we can only character ize it as a government transmitted from the dark ages, and conceived by ruffian tyrants for the con irol of ignorant barbarians. And while these posi tive laws are enforced by espoinagn and punish menl, the manners of the students are left with out any substitute for parental supervision, and hence become or remain coarse, rough, uncouth and low. College rust and collego vices are pro verbial. 'Phis very difficulty at Harvard exhibits, in a forcible degree, these college manners and this college government. A party of students are indulging in low revelry,at a late hour. Ami the author of the letter from which we take this ac count, says that the senior class to which they be long Ins not been excelled for frentlemnnli/ con duct. Can he find any genllcmnly conduct in a drinking frolic? In our estimation, it is exceed ingly low, the very reverse of the conduct exhib ited by real gentlemen, and shows that these stu dents entertain very erroneous ideas of thecharao ter. But where shall they obtain better ideas? Not from their teachers, who never make any ef f >rts to define the character of the frrntlrmnn. Lord Chesterfield’s suggestions are not a classic in any college, though they ought to be in all. And while they are revelling, an officer steals up on them, and demands the names of all present; and the occupant of the room will not inform. 1 l**rc then we find concealment of delinquency a point of honor among students; and it is made so by the system of the Faculty, which places no os tensible confidence in their integrity, hut watches them as thieves. If left to form their own man ners, are they not in danger of becoming vulgar debauchees? If watched like thieves, will they not become knaves? And kept at a distance by their teaehers as hoys, will they feel the pride and dignity and self-respect of men ? President Nott, of the Union College, in New York, was an exception to most college teachers. He endeavored to elevato the feelings of the stu dents above low sports and malicious mischief, and generally succeeded. He treated the students as his sons, appealing to their affections and moral instincts, and not as a set of disorderly reprobates, to he watched and whipped, and reached only through an appeal to fears. Why do Captain Partridge and the preceptors of Georgetown Col lege succeed so well in governing studpnts ? Be cause they cultivate their hearts as well their heads, superintend their manners and principles, inspire them with honorable and dignified senti ments and feelings. Under such teachings, buys easily become gentlemen ; under espoinage, penal ty and neglect of manners, young men become knaves and clowns and debauches. OUTRAGE. A moat outrageous assault was committed in Baltimore lately, upon a women named Margaret Ehrman, by five gentleman, who drove away her protector, whom they terrified with threats of assassination. Four of thorn accomplished their hellish purpose, as all would have done, but for interruption. One of the gentlemen—the second monster in the tragedy, as sworn to, and acknowl edged by himself, E. P. Roberts—was convicted last week of assault, with intent only to commit the deepest crime. Two of the parties to the abominable case, Musgrave and McIntosh, have had their trials removed to Annapolis and How ard district. It is said that the jury, in the case of Roberts, are endeavoring to procure k pardon. A writer at Baltimore, says, it is a pity his vic tim was not one of their wives or daughters. It is, indeed, a pity. Had such a fiendish outrage been committed upon any person of standing in society, the whole land would have rang with the enormity, and justice would have sharpened her sword to smite the violators; but, as the victim wars only a poor German emigrant, justice slob bers over the affair, and changes the inhuman crime into a very venal afTair. Oh. shame! will justice never be even handed?—vV. V. Al ias. BEWARE OF A VILLI AN. Some ten years since a fiend in human form, named John G. B. Robinson, came here from New York, where he left a wife and child. Here he married a highly respectable young lady, whom he has now left with two children, after robbing her of several thousand dollars, entrusted to es^ tahlish him in business; and, as it is presumed ho will, on the first oppportunity, ruin other fe males and their families, it is deemed advisable to publish him. lie is 39 years of age. a fine looking fellow, about six feet in height, fair skin, very florid com plexion when in toll health, bine eyes deeply set, a profusion of light hair and whiskers, (hut he would dye them black and himself too. if he finds it necessary ;) he weighs about 170 pounds, large bead, bis hat made by J. McKain. A new swcll bodied trunk of black leather, 20 inches long, brass nails and patent lock ; a handsomely orna mented rifle, a gold mixed box coat, dark bronze metal sporting buttons,dark striped cassimere vest and black satin vest, black cloth pantaloons, nar row plaited bosom shirts and other clothing were taken with him. Any one knowing of bis whereabout would ren der a great service by informing the Mayor of Fittsburg as early as possible, as there are, no doubt, numerous persons be has swindled in every possible manner. He lias assumed different names, and may do so again. One of his aliases is Edwin Robinson, which, with an anchor, he lias marked with Indian ink on bis wrist or arm. He is a most artful, plausible, insinuating and black hearted villian Since writing the above, we find he has. among other articles, obtained on credit, a gold pencil case, ring, watch chain, and gold patent lever watch, double back gold lever, white face, engine turned cases, No 39,985.—Pittsburg (F*a.) (Vo j zclle. THE TELEGRAPH ANT) THE PRESS. The New Orleans Bee discourses as follows:— “ Upon journalism as a profession, in all ilg multiplied ramifications, the effect will not be less apparent and profound. The Telegraph will suspend, in a great measure, the subscription for papers by individuals at distant points. Who will care in New Orleans, for instance, to read the New York Courier Enquirer eight days old, when the passing events of the hour may be obtained from the Telegraph in one city, ere they ran be printed by the compositors of tin? other ?__ Newspapers will probably have a more local and limited circulation ; and the intellectual features of a public journal will constitute its leading claims to favor while the mere caterers and clippers of news by the mails will find their occupation ren dered superfluous by the Telegraph, This is a change that will condemn to death hundreds of journals which now live, move and have their be ing chiefly, if riot wholly, by the persevering in dustry with which the functions of the scissors and pastepot arc performed.” A mesmeric lecturer in Ohio has run off with a Miss Kush, from her parental roof. .She is repre sented as a lady of rare accomplishments and per fect beauty. This. then, is what we should call going it with a perfect liuth. From the Roumu Citizen. CAUGHT A TARTAR. We found ourselves a few days since, on board the floating palace, the “ Burlington,” commau ded by that prince of captains, Capt. Sherman gliding over the waters of the beautiful Champ lain. The day was delightful, and the passen gers had sought the promenade deck to enjoy the attractive scene. Good humor and delight shone upon the features of all, as they in groups, and solus, gazed upon the enchanting scenery, chatted ami promenaded. Among the crowd shone con spicuous three pompous specimens of monarchy, whose stiff cravats, straight-buttoned suttouts’ ami military air, indicated their profession, and who bore upon their frontispiece the Royal Coat of Arms, tel ling* that they wore it by permission oi Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. With majesty in their mein, and lordly contempt for the dwel lers in pum/ikiii land upon their royal brows, they paced the deck in evident satisfaction with themselves, and with an occasional glance of condescending pity upon the Yankee natives about thorn. At length their eyes lit npon one of those queer specimens of New England production fnB ) quently seen from every feature, whose face spoke the Yankee. He was a lank six-footer, with a careless, sauntering air. his hands thrust into the pockets of his coat, his cap set on the back of his head, and with supreme indifference to all about him, was lazily pacing hack and forth before the British officers, whistling Yankee Doodle. He chanced to wear upon the front-piece of his can, stamped in leather, the American Eagle, with some appropriate motto. Taking advantage of this, and wishing to have a little sport at his ex pense, one of the representatives of Royalty ac costed him with “ Well, my friend, I see you wear the eanle • I suppose yon belong to the Army.” Not exactly,” replied the Yankee, touching his cap. a la mode de mililaire, •* but I have the pleasure of informing you that I hold a lieuten ant’s commission in the 2d Company of the 13th Regiment of infantry, in the State of Connecti cut.” Indeed, said the officer, “ is that the regi ment in which they use pumpkin-vines for trum pets, and bean poles for muskets?” “Look here, Mr. John Hull,” said Jonathan, “ if that’s your game, you’ve woke the wrong passenger. Maybe pumpkin-vines and bean poles would do to trash the impudence and starch out of you hull-headed beef-eaters, but on a pinch we can muster yet a few of the same old muskets and Long-Toms with which that pumpkin-eat ing Yankee McDonnough once made your tur key cock, Downie, pull down the British flag, on this frog pond of ours, and hlnbber for quarters. You’ve hearn tell of that bit of a spree, hain’t ye ?” This home thrust evidently disturbed the offi cer, and by this time the passengers had gathered about them. But rallying he said, “ That was rather an unfortunate affair for us. But what do you think would be the result of a war now ?” “ What do yon think?” replied Jonathan, “ whv, I think we’d lick you like d-n.’ “ You think so ?” \\ ouldn l we, though ? By the time wo got through with you, there wouldn’t he enough left to make a grease spot. YVe’d use y„u up, run you out, excommunicate you, ’radicate you. I tell you what, stranger, if you don’t want to wake up and find your cake dough, you had better keep that lion of yours mighiv quiet.” “ Kut you don’t imagine you could take Que bec?” “ fake Quebec? Why, we’d walk into that Gibraltar of yours, and put up the Eagle on your flag staff, some morning between sunrise and breakfast, just for diversion to sharpen our appetites.” “ "ell, you seem very confident of your strength, where is your Army to do all this?” “ Army ! Maybe, stranger, you hain’t trav elled through these parts much. Army! Why, did you ever hear of Plattsburgh, of Saratoga, of Bunker Hill, of Bennington, of New Orleans, of Yorktown, and some other such interesting places to you British ? Well, the blood of the John Bulls that manured them places, has raised a mtghty tall lot of regular Hong-Toms—every house in these parts is a barrack, and every man, woman, and child is an enlisted soldier ; and at the first growl of your Lion, we’d he down upon him like a chain of thunder bolts. You wouldn’t he nothing in our hands. We wouldn’t leave you n foot of land from New Brunswick to Oregon. " e’d sweep you so clean from the face of the earth that the devil never would be able to find more than half of you.” 'The crowd had greeted these sallies of the Yankee with shouts of laughter, and our officer i seeing that he had mistaken his man, began to • edg»> off, hut Jonathan followed him up, pouring j in his broad sides. At last the officer said : i “ Well, rny friend, f do not pretend to be much j acquainted with your military resources in the States, and you must excuse me, 1 must go be low ; turning at the same time on his heel, and he with his brother officers, steering for the stairs. r Hold on,’ said Jonathan, “ don’t go off mad. y,,u needn’t have told us of your ignorance. I he way faring man, though a fool may read that; but wait and I’ll give you a few items of information that may he of advantage to you.” But John Bull had disappeared,and our Yankee resumed his walk and his Yankee Doodle. Pp.RMATVRE INTERMENTS.—BuRIEI) ALIVE. : —The Apalachicola Advertiser says that a fami 1 ly. With whom the editor was intimate, desired Ins attendance at thp removal of the remains of one of its deceased members. Prompted by cu riosity, the lid of the coffin was removed ; when, to the otter astonishment of all present, the corpse was found with its lace downwards, and in the i ntnnner indicating a complete change in the position of the body. Added to this, as far as the i hands could have reached, the lining of the coffin was torn, and wound into a knot; aod a conside rable quantity of hair was strewed at tho feel All these circumstances, together with tho sodden and singular manner of ins (supposed) demise, ■ left scarcely a shadow of doubt that here was an | other instance of a too precipitate haste in c«n j signing to the grave the body of those supposed i to be dead. j Tar,Kt»vf>.—One half of the mischief in the world is done by talking. And one half of the j difficulty we get into as we go along through life I is the result of our saying what we might just n* well have not said. There’s much wisdom in the old maxim ; keep yonr mouth shut and your ears open. I herp is, rely upon it. I do not know any body in any situation or profession of life to whom this adviee is not applieable, It is sometimes said that lawyers live by talking ; that talking is their trade and soon ; but the fart is, the lawyer* are as apt to talk too much as any body, and to suffer