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Attached in tlie Wkstkrsi I'mon" oifice is an ex cellent HtlOK AM .1' H oKKlCK, where all .Inh, Honk, Pamphlet, t'nul, mul ntber Print ins, is executed with i iv.liir.. anil li-;.ilii.on latotahle teiuis, From Arthur's Home (laftlc, The National CELEBRATION IN 1783, lu Honor ul' the Atl.ttllim of lliit Kiutcrul '(.TI I I i'IOs. nv Annua J. stassiii.hy. Among othci early recollections which puss like Hilling spirits through iny thought when in a inedjlutive mood, i the remem brance of the national celebration, in 1 7jsS, of tlie adoption of tlie Federal Constitution. Nor it it surprising that audi a memory should be awakened by the events of the passing hour. When 1 li .ten to the rude, unlili.l, ungrateful tone in which too many now speak of that a cred instrument, the, charter by w hich, under God, we hold whatever is precious in our po litical condition, 1 cannot but revert to thu day when its adoption caused a thrill of trium phant joy throughout the length ntul breadth of Ibis land. The mutual congratulations nl patriotic men who had feared lest the Irtnts m ul) our struggle raid sacrifices should ut I . be lost; the reviving of hope, Ihu fund a.. tin pntiona of coining greatness, unity and strength; . the cheering tote nf thu public j i c.-( tlm ex ultant strain U the speeches ol our orators, and of the resolves if the people in their pri mary iissemblies, nil gave evidence uf univer sal joy. Although but ten Slutes hd then adopted tlio Constitution, no man seriou-ly doubtcditslin.il ratification by the whole Ihir een; nnd, as enough bad embraced it to secure it validity atn to set the new government in motion, it wo resolved to isivo expression to the general feeling of satisfaction by a grand rational procession ut Philadelphia, then I lie mat of government for the new-born Uepubliu. The Fourth of July was approaching, and its auspicious return was fixed upon as eminently appropriate for audi a display. I well remember the bustle, of preparation. The thing was gotten up wild suprising dis patch, for the uhnlo coinn.unity went into it with heart and soul. Happily the weather proved most favorable In the design; the sky was cloudy, but without ruin, and a refreshing southerly breeze continued throughout thu day. All who could reach the cilycrowde l in from ev ery qusrter: the streets through which thu pro cession wastopast were thronged hythecxpie taut people; hut so admirable had been t..e preliminary urrangein- lit, that the most perl. I -orsler was preserved unbroken during the i n lir spectacle. The streets wero swtpt nnd watered, obstructing branches of trees t'l.rppul awny, and the spectators were rigidly confined to the sidewvlks. Crowded a, these were, u general silence provniled. The occasion had u saorediieis about it which removed it entirely 'from nil other celebrations of thu kind 1 have ever witnessed airce. There were mnored intho river, each oppo site to one i f the streets running east and west, ten vessels, intended to represent the tell Slat' 8 which had then adopted tliu Constitution, dres.- eil out in tlie Hags ol all nations, while oppo site to Marktt street wharf, lay the ship i'lng Wis... . Sun, representing the I'nion, mngnilicently or tt"-' "I Hie precession. i tiieir soup, nnd talk over the idTiirs of liovi in nainented in a similar manner. This novel and : One very beaunful thing was ihuie: and il ment, w hen the work was over. During tho beautiful sight drew crowd lo the w Imrvcs, seemed us if ingenuity, taste und sentiment had ,.,j,t.,t occasior.ed by li revolution of Fcbru who continued gazing at it until the signal gun ! combined loeir powers in devising and exeunt- i ,,ry (), iiitrcss nmonglbe masons was gn-al announced that the grand nrecession was form- ! n g every part of Ibis impressive pageant. ' ,.r ih,, ,n.iiiif anv other class of work iieonlu. ed, and ready to inarch, I remember, of course, but here nnd there a striking object, for I whs cry young, nnd had my place at a window crowded with ladies eager to see, besides being tormented by a mis chievoiis young man, who was perpetually alarming my fenrs by telling me thut Ihe troops were going to tire, Every In re anil there, between the bodies of the military, appeared distinguished gentlemen nn horseback, bearing standards in their hands crow ned w ith laurel and olive trees' and in scribed with dates, commemorating the leading ...nli nf the Revolution, such as the Declara tion of Independence, tin alliance with France, i il I Ihe treaty ol pesce, I lie met-ung oi mecoivdi- "' "".".. ....r.... ...... lion, and the formation and adoption cf the F.d- j '"" the thought that Americans themselves eral Constitution. I recollect something of the ; v". hu f und who would mar such un inhcri dignified healing of these standard-bearers, nnd I "'. l not tu be endured. Il any man the noble animals they rode, which seemid In j would damn his nome to an eternity ol execru 'Share with their lords the pleasure am! the pride.' I i"' M'J '''");. I'8 '"'l " r"is ,,'u I was told that mong th. horse, was on. ! which belonged to count Hocbambean, and many uf them had been in the various battles by which our freedom wn. secured. Among the most impressive of the things which passed slowly along, and which forcibly atruok my youthful eye, was a very large car In Hie Sliope oi a onm ruuin, in wniui. wits uur- , .. . , , . i, , , ,, ..... u . i i ul lestivi v, 1 and on a mrge cr 'no bakers weru ried cony of thetonititution hanging In a long "'"' )'"'". '" , . ,., , parchment scroll, elevated on polo, rising from cup.ud ... bak.ng small loaves thu whHest the front of Ih. Jar. V ; brl0V,,, W'"uh 1 y y U",", But to my boyish gaze this was eclipsed in ' l,c'0i''u Interest by a very lofty phaetoi., drawn by six Hut one oi the most iinporlaut emblems (hut superb horses, containing what I .uppnsed lo appeared thero, was a Fruiting Press, with be an ectual live Indian the first I bad ever " of tyP". M "l'l"""'"' of l,r acen, and which had peculiar interest for mn ing office, ut whi dl were worked off many (hoii from the frequent acoounts I hod heard ir.y father ani copies of un odu written by I rank Hop read in the papers of Indian fights nnd inas.a- kinson,.( w hoso song, id Hail Columbia, in addi ores upon Ihe frontier. This formidable object lion to n'l his other patriotic effusions, has sinco was in I'lilh a very amiable and polished gen- given him niche as Ihe patriolio poet of the Daman, an army odioer, by Ihe name, I think, J nation,) and which was translated into tjerman cf Malchnr, v. ho par.onated a friendly Indian and prir.ted in that language also, during the .. L.n i. i i.! "i 1 55145 i chief, dressed nut mid painted in the gaudiest 1 style ul Indian finery, In head crowned willi a coronet oi wnue aim run leauisrs, jonni imng- ins pendant from liii nose uikI ears, tiruud i belt of wampum about lilt waist, his red blanket hung loosely about linn, toinuliu w k in Ins gir ! (He, but tlm c.iIuiih t of iience in lii r riulit hand. , Fluin tint lie drew copious clouds of smoke from time to ti:no, mid pull'M them forth with avigu loiiip.saie ami dignity. I lu eyed the trets ant! houses, the crowded windows, ntul particularly thu piitdic buildings, with looks ol wonder mid absorbing attention; nil these were pointed out and explained to him by a g.-i.th. man who personated a private citizen en iifed in welcoming the distinguished denizen of the (oresl, mid uxleiidiii4 to him the hospitalitns of the city. H ith parties entered into the spirit of their part, in I acted it with grest propriety, and fie most inijire.-ive ilfect. I well reel led that my u l nir il ion of Ihu warrior was not w .t'optit a c iii-. i l. ralde mixture of fear. I have iuue witnessed tin arrival of many a ilch'L' i- Hon at aii.ing'ou iroin nntivo trilies lar tunl near and in every variety uf cu-tume. hut atri .n j them all I never saw n liner looking In dim than this C I. mid ,M. Ichor. Then there ciuie a sort of Federal Temple, with c alliums an 1 a dome, supported on a stage drawn by a long train of hor-.es richly cap.tr ioiiid. Kich c 'lu'nn represented a State, ten of them wero t.c ,ly decorated and entwined . that drew tears from many an eve, ntul o.vnlrih w ith inscriptions appropriate lo the occasion, uted ns much as any other portion of the hole the remaining three, equally handsome, hill display, to evince tho interest which nil good plain, to designate the hesitating Stales thai hud j nwn felt ill the consummation nf the National not yet adopted til a Con-titution. Within Ibis structure sat ten gentlemen, intended to retire sent the Am 'rican people at Urge, but who nf. terwards yielded their seats to ten others ap pearing as delegates of their respective Slates, whose insigtiiu they bore; three seats remaining vacant. Another very great object was tho car inten ded lo represent thu manufacturing interest. Il red with while cotton of American iintuil'ai lure, a decoration poculiaily appropri ate, since, a' tit.it. early day, this great branch of our ii ate imi1 productive industry was in its infancy; and tin ugh the highest hopes were en tertained ul its increase and prosperity, tin ni nil bad at that day so much of t'le madness cf patriotic enthusiasm as to dream that thu day would eierdaun when American looms should he sending cotton twist to India, utid competing w itii tho.ie of Ilritain herself in nil the markets ol the world. Aiticlus were then frequent in tlio papers reciiinmelidiug thu wearing of cotton ui asuhstituto for woolen fabrics to tho patriot isin of tho American people. What would these advisers have thought could u prophetic, telescope have bueu presented lo their eye, through which they could see tho warehouses ul Lowell? This car was of ample dimensions, and presented to tho view a busy scene. A carding machine, a spinning jetiuie, a looin. chintz printing in colors, pattern drawing, mid perhaps other branches, wero in full oper.tion, operating nil in home- ma lo cottons. Above in large capital was ihn uiollo, ''.I.vv Tilt Umo I'HOTtt'l Tilt .M.VNl'FAf I UllllS or Ami:UICA." lo aliotli-r du isiou ol llils beaillinii procas sloli came the ledelal shiw of War "tsus,'1 miiiiucd by a crew of L'o men, besi.ies lour dap per little middies, whose shrill voices echoed the .ipjr.priatu commands us the sails were turns cl utioiil at every cbaiigu of direction in passing into Hew streets. Theloid wa heal ed from the for w nr. I chains, and all the duties of the liiiiinc ship were performed Willi tbcs'ricl c si nan Ileal accuracy. Tilt) rigging and finish of the vessel 'vera beautiful, her to .Mr ma mast . reading to the second story windows of tho Iioii-cs, and the American Flag grace ful!) waving hut her. The carriage an, I wheels were entirely concealed, being covered over Willi sackcloth, painted to represent .vines. hen the procession reached its destination Ibis ship cast her anchors, ud fired n fnler.il salute ot tell guns. Ale Ihi r slage represented it boat I llll. lei's shop, m.d s i vigorously did those within per- l. rui their tint) , t nl a b it w as placed n; . u the ',-,ks and actually completed during Ihe pro llieru was a Dlacksinilli s sliop wan a lorgcutitl j several unvils, & us it moved ubng it niiiubi r of! swords which Hail lieen use.1 in .nil naltlu ol tho lulu War, wero I eaten and welded into plough shares, while others wero shaped into reaping hooks. Could any thought have been more happy, or in .re felicitously appropriate t . '.he ci.'c.vs iiitir 1 eel, even now, the tear g I i r in my eye nt the thought of how truly i inhleinaUu was tills realization of thu beautiful scrip'nru figure nl the full nnd progress of this beloved laud. Suruly wu may hope, nay con fidently believe, that thn bloo 1 stained foot prints of war buve stained her soil lor the last ll'i :i .: .1 . I "'e. While we continue a united people, .. I.-.I ('., .ii (its. Ji.ru kol V.is Tm.1 iiii.vn it's A i..l I-""- " " T , " ; .n; .v.,v. B --h--- ! J the bakers, blithers, nnd viluiillurs, who, dress ed in cleuu white linen, drove a noble pair nf oxen dressed with garlands uf dowers, (and which, by the by, were afterwards oarried to Ihe uhns-house, and there slaughtered, that the . . . i i ! .1.1 .i,..- i.. .i. . Tionresi oi ins iieonio iihrhi ".' iinns ku.ih CITY OF HANNIBAL, progress of t lie show. This rile, I understand, : It still preserved; it oiurht never bo forgotten. I remember (lie wonder I fill as i Witnessed tlio operations of litis company, mid beheld tlie sheet Hying abroad among tlie people, who stood witb hands eager to cileh tlie i'r.iil me mentos ul' no memorable nn occasion. lint Willi tlie garrulity of an old man, I inn, ; t fear, extending this ilescription t too great a j length. ) el it is riglil, lit a time like llii, t turn luck 4 retrospective eye, nr.il patch a cheer iuir ttlaiice at the mirror of public feeling in the : early morning nf vnr glorious politic. il day. j The moraii.g was rud.'y with promise, nnd not j less wiihthe glow of a patriotic enthusiasm. . would that its advancing beams, while so much increased in brii:htne ami in strength, could i still exhale a fragrance as refreshing to every ; fiien I of Atnerici nnd of ir.cti. I will add but o- e more feature in the scene, "and it was nnn in pvcrv way lit to clo-e nnd to complete dm picture There walked in this national nroi essioti. f and oh. that the saen.,1 emblem might have its realization nmont'st us while time shall last!) a company nf seventeen clereymen, of all the different denominations in the com. try, arm in arm, the Jewish Rabbi in the midst of them, nnd purposely so arranged that those w ho (littered m0t in tlm dogmas of their respective creeds wero placed in immedi ate nnd fraternal contiguity. It was n spectacle Union; am! the entire compatibility nf the wid est dill. renre of individual jndeement with the strongest regard to a common uniting bond. It seemd indeed to I In its emphatic accents In the general chorus n repeating that beautiful benediction of the lible, ' I'ehf.lil hnw iro'V and how pleasant a thing it is for brethren to ihvl i lordlier in unity." It is only nece ary to add that the procession ! "tinned its pp press till it reached Hush Mill, men tlie private; seat ol I'atrick llamillon. I.i , who, in unison with tho general feeling, threw o;ien his ground In receive it. The whole was arranged in a circular form on his ample green in front of his mansion, the various cars and standards occupying their appointed places, nnd the good ship I nion inoornii in tbn midst, when .in nmple collation was spread and enjoyed, nnd tho whole celebration was pod, and the citi zens soberly returned to their homes before sun down. Tho Trench Bricklayer. Tile fallowing ii'iecdote ol' the Eieucli Hi icklayerj who has recently been elected a deputy to the Ficnch Naiiouai A-sciuhly, is lela'ed ny a Paris cutie-poud'Uit of the London Atlas. It well illus trates sonic line traits ill the character cf the cotn laon people ut riiincc.J The most renurkable member of the new as sembly is Naiidiud, n common working ma son nnd bricklayer, vv tilo.nl any pretention to talent, mid who duletids himsell Iroin tho impu tation of having sought ihu distinction thus gra ciously thrust upon him. The history of this singular choice is ni'sl curious. Natl laud, who is one of ihu most honest ere iluies in ex istence walked Ir.'ltl tlio department of the Creiise some fe iv years since, with no other bagjage but his hod and tro'icl, to seek cm ploymeiit in Paris, Fortune favored him, nnd lici: g I'.'iiiid lo he a steady, hard working it I I iw, be was lit-1 1 in I . i 1 1 rej.iit.dioti by bis e:n ployers. His wife, me aiiw bile, had eiideuvr ...I I assisl in obi lining a living by keeping a stall from which she ill ti lloited fried pot.dots, at a small profit to t .c hungry comr.i !e of her husband. This commerce succeeded belter lllall tho handicraft of N.iinl.iiid, ntul it was iu.ni found that she mul I cam more in one day by her fry ing pan, than ho colli I do in a week by tho most asii.lilou-j labor. M.nlauio Nutldiild, llms encouraged by success, opened a small shop in the I I, ice ilu I alilheon, vvblcli became tile re sort ol nil masons and bricklayers in that quar ter. The li'.rary bull ling of St. tietievievu was then in progress, mid sometimes as many ii.... I n.,i ... .-I,, I ,,....,,,1,1.. 1., ,,H ,!, , ,, ,m, ,rwr Naudaud. to e..t ,,0 (l(a l-- lit was suspended el, t rely, vv,jM prjvuto individuals no longer eager for the fulfilment of their contracts, dismissed the greater pcrtioti of their workmen, nnd thou san Is were loft without money, w ithnnl em ployment ntul utmost without hope. In this dilemma, Naudaud stepped forward, unable, lo bear the sight uf misery iirnuiul him, und with the consent of his wile, unnnunccd his intention of continuing tu furnish dinner and supper, us heretofore, to those of his comrades whom the hardness ofiiio limes had deprived of resources. Votl can judge w illi w hut degree of enthusiasm such an announcement wu received "My wll'u has saved 0,000 francs,'' s.dd Naudaud tu the assembled workmen. ''If we had not been honest and economical, wn should havo been us poor as you. We will live together upon this money till better times 0. unit round. Those who can earn ever so small a pittinnce must bring it In the fund.-- 1. ct us help each other, und all will go well." Of course the proposition was agreed to on the iut..ut, and il is believed that in mi case w as it deviated from during all Ihu truiibloti times. Nauilaud certainly r.cver expected any ulher acknowledgement of his generous conduct (linn thai afforded by the esteem nnd gratittldo of hit friends; but his wife, who participates .villi u!! French woman in that same ambition and self confidence wh'h mako the whole country sub ject lo petticoat r ulo, cnlcrol into a private ar range mctit w ilh her customers, by which all oblig.it inns due lo her were lo be cancelled by Ihe nomination of her husband lo thn Assembly. Most cf Ihe masons who work in Paris come from thn department of Ihe Creuso, und Ihe uf fair was soon arranged; the popularity of Nau daud umoi'lbis class being so grtat that he might have been elected President had the va cancy occurred. They say that tho surprise, however, far exceeds the dolight with wl.Mir't MO., OCTOHHK JO, 1850. . greeted Ilia announoeiceiit of the distinction cf I which he had been muilti the object, and that it is merely to satisfy (he ninbitiou ol his wife lin t I he consents to take his place in tho Chamber. Hu persisted in going to work until the very day of the meeting of tlio Assembly, and pre sented himself at the dour in Ihe blouse and cap which he had be. n accustomed lo weur. The ollicer on duly refused at lirl lo admit him, whereupon, Naiidmid, with the greatest tnngfroiil, turned back, exclaiming "Do as y.ni please, my friend, I'll goto work ugnin Wh .t a good excuse I shall have now! I l.eed only tell my fellows that the won't i d mil n.e. The speech was overheard by the bystanders, and presently the nhVcr came run nmg after the unhappy blotuaire, and led him all sheepish and ashamed to the seal he was tu occupy during the ensuing session. It is con. f.deiilly asserted that had Naudaud been tlm compelled to withdraw, ihe incident would have caused usurious riot in Paris. How will , you manage a discourse!" said his neighbor on ! Ihe bench. "I shan't spenk at nil,'- replied JNaiidainl, "but I shall content In) sell with vo ting for those who uphold the constitution." THE BURNING PRAIRIE, Or the Test Oath. L-it'iiii the Full nl 1S:1.), lii'iml l'li.iiii', in Illinois Win burned oyer one nijrl.t, mul nti iu.tiici.se i.inoiu.t of damage done to the tanner liviuej in ni.,1 nhnic; its cdv;e. .iiuii ions fenecs were destroy edt mul cops of eon., ready lor the inhering;, were laid waste; while numberless Mnek-i ol' (grain and hay, put up lor the vv'mtei's use, were set on life, and liniitt to thu ground. Tlie li.'ivoi: was worse because of the eoiill;i''ia tion's -i 1 1 1 "t n ; suddenly and ip.ile inicxpect edly , a when the libght eatno on no lire win discernible, und snc.li lini'iiiiis were invariably peivcivable long before uigdiisct in, waruiiiLr the tanners to be prepared. I'utt the evening of this entaslropli.', when lite sun went down and darkness covered ihe prairie, no smoke arose from the smith en. edge of '.lie plain, nor could any liuid glare lie seel, resting upon the sky, to indi cate the grass was on lire and as it gener ally tools a whole night lor t!ie iI.iuilm to cross t lie prairie, all the tanners living on the northern edge retired to t licit' beds in apparent .security. l?nt in the middle of the night many ol them were aroused to lind their fences on lire, their habitations surrounded by llanics, and in sonic in stance), even the liou-es in a bright blaze, from whufli tliey with ilillicnlty escaped alive. A fanner, whose family was com posed of a w il'e and only daughter, the lat ter some seventeen years of age, who re sided sorfe srx miles in lite prairie, hud lit-i iioti-c destroyed, while liim-elf and wife perished in the ruins. The daughter was saved by the daring energies ol a young man named Clyde, who had di-c.ivei'ed the lite, and arrived just in time to tear her from the building ere the roof fell in. The morning alter the conll.igraiion, the : iuhahil.ints of the little village of It ull'lou, ; situated on the edge of the loin, were set i in cotniui.iiou by miners of ihe lire being J the vvo.'k of sonic heartless scnini It'cl, who , had lluis gratilied hi. in. nice mi -.o:ne in.li ! vidua! by injuring ihe whole cotnmimitv. These tumors at leng'.li became a fixed lad; lis, about III o'clock, a man named time, I a roving character, with i stmsihle : mean ; ul' livelihood, appeared before the ! Sparc, of the village, and staled ihat he wished a warrant issued for the appreln n ' sion of David Clyde, lor selling the prairie !on lire the previous evening, by which so much waste of properly, and wanton sacri fice of lives hail occurred. 'Ihe warrant was issued, and placed in ihe hand ; of Ihe constable, for servingt mi l while this olhcial wat absent in search of Clyde, the young man iiiui-elf came into ! the Stpiire's ollicc, mid entered a like com-I'laiiit-Ogaiust ( liay, but was informed thai (liny had lirst appealed, and obtained a warrant for bis arrest, which was in tlie hands ol' the constable. He seemed taken aback when be was , lii'-t hilortncd of this, but protui-iug the 1 Siiiru he. would be present at I o'clock that afternoon, hi; departed. Word w.'h sent to tiray lo bu present tit the appoint- ed time; mid as the case was an unusual , one, the room of the justice was crowded I lo bear Ihe staU'ineuts of the two. liray'.. slury was .short. He swore ili.it, ! having a 'voll trap set some distance out in the prairie, he had taken up his lodgings j near by it the night of the lire, and about 1 twelve o'clock lie was aroused by tlio howls and snarls of a wolf, which bad been ; caught in a trap, lie arose lo.fjo to il, when he discovered a horseman near by, j who dismounted from his steed, drew out a steel, Mint and tinder from his pocket, ami striking a light, thrust it in the dry grass, j wjiich instantly blazed, up, and favored by ' a strong southern wind, sped away Inwards j the setth inesit, and in the exact direction j of Mr. Fisher's house. That I lie horseman whom he recognised as .Mr. Clyde, then ' uiouiiled hi: horse and rode, uway. This statement hsd been listened to with lueaililess uttentiuii, nnd ns tiray had de liveied it apparently in u cool und truthful manner, il had considerable weight upon the nudieneii. Hut it produced no idler t Uj.i-11 David Clyde. Tho features of the young mail were as culm us over, ar.d his couiiiciiaiu'u underwent no change during the recital of tiray. When the latter was done, ho arose to bis feet, and exclaimed; ".My btuteimtit of the fuels us they oc furred upon' 111" rveidnrr of tbut rnost (. plorablo fire, will be itlticli ifiore mii'.utu "Then let blcV'o im,atid I will follow than thai of my accuser, an I will occupy jsnii," umvicteil .,'i.iy, Ir.iY-u!.'. more time; b..t 1 hope that hot only the Mostly David CKdo 1'ctl tipori bended Justice but the audience also, will listen J knee.i, and raising- hil'.ioe a:i Sin in, towards patiently to what 1 have tosny. It is well ' heaven, iiUcrcl iiinid, tho in.kl death-like known to many here that I have :x brother ! mIoii.t, the follow lug uppeal: residing in Walnut Urolc, and upon the' "Internal llein;, ihou who scab nni nifght of the lire, I was returning; from a I knowell. all t'iini's.iin.1 vvi onlvein idl ! visit to him. When about ten miles the I other side of .Mr. Fisher's, as 1 was riding Ici -urely along, I pw a man a short dis. ance aiiead o! u.e, kneel... ir by Uin road side, on d apparently en. leuvoring to light a lire with steel and tinder. 1 started Tnv horse int.) a gallop, at tho same instantgiv ing a lihoui, and the man sprung to his feet, but dropped a burning lock of grass, as be did so, into tlu prairie, the dry hay ot wincii was instantly in a blaze. "Scoundrel I' 1 exclaimed, in a loud voice, as I came clo a lo him ; -but with a coarse 'ha. ha, ha,' he retorted "'Diiu'l be angry, .Mr. Clyde, for getling mad won't stop Ihe lire-. 1 guess old Fish er'll catch il to night, an 1 his haughty daughter, too.' " '"Villain, you shall answer for this,' r 'plied, as 1 turned my steed, and spurred bini after the rol'ing flames, which were sweeping swiftly away beforo a strong south wind, and rolling on in the direction of Fisher's house, lu vain I urged my horse to his utmost speed, for the crackling lire sped lar ahead of mo, and when over a mile and a half distant, I beheld the lurid blaze leap thufotiCt: like a stag hound, and go careering on towards the house. Al most mad leiied at the sight, I goaded my gallant Imr-e, who hounded forward like the wind, b .t when slill hall a mile from tl i! building, 1 saw a bright sheet of flame arise frmtithe roof, and became aware that the house was on lire. The burning prni tic bad made it light as day, but my eye ran in vain around the premises toiiiscoy. it single person, and the (earful thought Hashed iiist.:niy through my inln.l that the family were a deep it. the house, liy the time I icachcd ihe dour in front of the mansion, the roof w as in one lurid glare, and leaping from my steed, I let him go, tin I'throwing my whole force against iin door; huiM it in. A dense volume of smoke poured out, almost sulfonating ine for a mimic!.', but regaiuin.' my brnith, I a-'cended :h: M-.'ps to the second story. A door was visible upon my right baud as I Trenched the top, ami it reimiivd all my Wright lo break it in; but w hen I did so, ii female form siuggered forward, and lell in my arms. I hastily bore hei dovvti ihe stairs, by this time covin ed with cinders from the burning roof, and as I leapt Iroin the door it fell in with a t-Trib!o cr.i-h, showering the sparks thickly i. To. in I inc. The per son I had ii-sciic.l was .Mary Fisher: and the old man and his wile perished in the ll lines, j imue.l to Knglun.l, and Thomas l.lgy.l was .Mv4ior.su had lied in alarm from Ihe spot, ; ehoseii p.v.idi ul ol thu council, and as the nearest neighbor's was lour i Sept. 'Jii, 177li. Congresi appointed miles .list;.:. I, we were compelled to walk ltcu';.'iiiiiif Fraukliu, Silas I Ivan and Tlio il on tool. Day br. ke by the titn we ! mas .1. Hji miii. Comniissioiiers tu llicConet , reached tlie hou-e, and leaving the iliscoii isidate fill at her iirighbor'.s, I came iiiimc ' di iti ly here, and found 1 was too la I e lo ; lay toy accusation before yo.i lirst. Such are the facts ill the case ; although they are ! almost exactly oppo. ile to the statement made by Gray." j Clyde had delivered hi story in an. in' i prussivo and convincing manner, but the i justice was puzzled which of I he two he should believe. The advantage lay with j Gray, as he bad made the lirst accusation, ' and the statement of Clyde might bo only : a tale invented to upset the evidence of his i accuser. .Neither had proof, as no tine else saw the deed, und the sapiirc informed them Ihat he knew nl no way to dispose the ease ' impartially, mile .s he bound the in both over to the '.nil t. To this Gray strenuously objected. He had appeared an I accused Clyde, he said that the real aula. if ol Ine la'.e cat.isi niphe might be justly punished, and he thought j tuai to iiiiki iik'iii ooiii ovei. wouin nave an ell"ct in drteiiillg ollier.s Iroin making ! any accusations again t malefactors Iroin their own knowh'dgi!, uule.-s they had pos itive proof of iheir guilt, lie de. man. led that Clyde should bu held lo bail, ami not liiui -olt. When he had finished, Clvdj nueii uiore got up, and turning to ihe justice, slat ul I b that as thej hoin sioini tiiere wiihoul wit-, j,,,. the tract ot (V.ik, visiting t,0 , y, nesses, aiitl rouseipiciiiiy it tlid not lay in t-o.i.i of Atneii 'a, ami advancing to lien his power to tell the guilty one, with lii-. ; ring's Strait-, FcroiMe c imc down tho east, permission, an I the consent of .Mr. Gray, 1 coast o! A .ia, along Ja pan, and in Feb. he would propose, a plan by which he 17SS, idled I! itauv II iv in Xew llollun.l. hoped the matter would be thoroughly S( t- vyln re ho was receive I 'with merited di . tied. It was liii.:"'Thore is an Iiiliuile bo-1 Mueii.in by the I'.uglish scttleri. Afler ing, sir. who rules in a higher sphere than leaving l'..it.iuy Hay iio intelligence what ours, and to whom all things are known, cvt.,- has been recti ved of ihisunfoi'tuiu'e from whom nothing cat. lie concealed. 1 ; navigator: but it is imagined that he peiidi propose to .Mr. Gray, that we both make 1 ed with bis valiant crew oti soum uuli'iown an appeal lo Heaven; and let tlie God ol' shoal.-,, or fell fl sacrifice to the furyof sotnu the universe decide upon our gu.lt or inno- ,,,., SaVilgcs. 1 lis voyages, as far ns cei.ee. 1 loci that , sir, uin nut a inalelac , . st,llt a report of thoui to I'.uropo, have tor here, aii'l 1 chalirngeniy accuser, in the ; been i.uWishcl.-.U'..'Va Vuiirkr. oi'eselice ol this evidence, lo accept n;y proposition." The Swimming Stocking, inde by John Cox, Clyde, ceased speaking, and timid an lit- , Kdinburgh, consists of a ciicu.ur piece of cloth ter stillness, during which m became thu i sowed round tho leg of a stocking, em kept in centre of all eyes, Gray also arose, and re. a proper position for expanding, by means of ! plied, ord and wooden ribs; it thus resembles a small I "I will consent lo do anything which '"nlr-IU round the leg expanding wheu' the bquiro savs is light."' ' , pushed against tiie water, and closing wh.n I "1 can see no otijection to .Mr. Clvde'sof- 1r''" " ,,Pt0 direolioii. To tu.ke tl, mott : for. nlihougli 1 lo not suppose the case rT !;r"Rro,V th! 1,8 lv",er' "" bwt P- wm bo matenallv ,,,re4y it," .id tl, : 5Bi the gtiiit i( ut two.int thy hands Icon). i mil my innocence, und be-rt'eh thee Al- j mighty -ml, if I am jjuilty of phe crime's of which I am nerined; to strike ili-i dead th the midst of this then most bla-phfiiiom an pe'il." , For full a miitisi;nt alter he had fi:ii!icd, Clyde remained upon his knees, tliuui rose. to his feet, and w ith folded urnis, ;rized around bun. 1 ho counttutauco ol vray had paled during the prayer of ClydeVmt as every eye was upon Dim, h;; nerved llni- sen to u.e ui.K, unit ni;o leil upon knees, with a loud un.l l.urriod voice.b.e I peated tho appeal, but when hu came tho words, "Almighty Hod, if 1 uin guilty oi t.'ie ciime ol which I am nccu-jed, to strike ma dead," his face became more white, and ho fell slowly forward. The tilliHi which reigned at that aw ful moment was fearful.-. Not it sound could bo heard in that room, und it bcemeJ ui if every breaih was hushed, to di,lly tilem did every person appear. At last the jus tice, who had bent forward with a horrilied look lo gaze uptni (Trny, motioned for u constable to approadi, an I tutu over thu body. Ho did afn.l every eve which corpie, and the Ifvid hue of death resting upon the countenance of the blasphemer. They bore forth l"lie corpse, and buried it silent and alone in the preiric, and rX this day the old farmers in the neighbonlioo I shudder,, as they recount lo the paining traveller that fatal answer of, " The Apjteal to I leaven."--("ici.VV;i awl drta' IVY.ir'. Chronological Occurrences. Si-.rr. l?lKI. Coiigre.'s. passcd'a law to remove the setil of government lor 10 years lo Philadelphia, and afler tliat'pei'iod permanently to the city of Washington. Sia-r. '2 1, 1 7 SI I.- -Fieii :h nationaj-. Con vention (Iccrccd the formation Yif d com pany of .Tiro. tuts to supeiin'ciid 'he mil litiirv balloons:. ' Sum. -Jl, 1SI 1. French .Marshal iMar tnotit tin I t!en. Dorse.. ne l'.ir'!ed Welling ton to raise the siege of Ciudad Kodrigo, in Saluiauaca. Same tlay Spanish General .Men lizabel ileclarcd that for every Spanish pri-imer utt lo ili tith by t.ho Freiu.'li, hu would retaliate bv luittiug to deatli six I'i rcnciiuidi. Skit. 'J", llis. William lVnn nipoiu led ('apt. John Iflarkw'ell, l.ietiteuallt Guv. cllliil i.' I'eilll.sv I v auia. In 1 (').). I'.i.ri e... ot l iaiice. They were the lirst persons appointed by tho 1 'nited Siate to act in ihe capacity of .Ministers I'leiiipoteiili o but as the I'nittd States had mt been ac kuowledgeil by any power as indepen lent Stales, they wile dc-uguulcd bv that bum ble title. Si:;t. J7, IslO. -Freiu li under Massclia, Duke of Itivoli, an I I'riu -j of IMing, at t ieked unaiccessfully t In; Hrilislt and For tugtiesc under Wellington at Sierra do Fius aco, in Portugal. I'leuch loss 1 or 5tJ'.(!l men; allies about IHtM. S.a'r.'iS. Ki ll. Fr-mcli ship,- Uecher.dic, Admiral I VKspcraiiec, Cajil. U nion Ker uia.loc, sailed from llrcst, in search of I, a l'ei'ou-e. John I'rancis I laloiip tie la IV rouse, an iUti-tr'nuis n ivigatnr, djscen led from a n.dile family at Toulotisc, was born at Albi, 1711. lie early entered the I'luicii is'ivy, and ili liiigui-lioil hiinsslt by us sri'Mcu .r Ii years in Hit Indian seas, and in 177 was employed in Amor. un let' 1 IMaing. lie was present nt the takitr' of Gielnd.i. and in I7S-2. bit ,e .U'oyed the F.ugli-.h factories which were ustnhli h -'.l in llud sou's Hay. At the punco nu was M'lec.'.en ny i.oui ., , i. io com 1 1 : a 1 1 1 the Astrolabe mil lloiissoht, on a voyage of discovery. The monarch himself tia -.rd out the pi.iceJ which be wished tlio I a Ivviiluivr to ex iniiu.;. After follow.