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JP mur et /«ran Brmoitrlln. —DIRIGEE PAR M'M. VAN NOOTEN— Transportée à Plaquemine, Paroisse d'Iberville La., sera ouverte pour la réception de Pen sionnaires et <F externes le 10 Février, prochain. MADAME VAN NOOTEN ayant accom pli son voyage en Europe, et complété se% arrangemens pour attacher d'une manière per manente à sa maison des professeurs dignes de sa confiance et de celle des parens, s'empresse d'en informer ses amis et le public. Les parens et les tuteurs sont respcctueue ment invités à visiter la localité vaste et spaci euse des lieux où, à la demande dps principaux habitans de Plaquemine, l'institution a été transportée. De plus amples informations sojp^ contenues dans le prospectus de • rétablissement qui se trouve à l'académie même et ch«?z les libraires la N. Orleans, ou pourront être obtennes en «'adressant aux soussignés: Plaquemine. New Orleans. Mr. W. E. Edwards , Le Rev. Dr. Neville, Le Dr. Ch. Clement , Mr. A. Hennen, Mr. Z enon L abauve, " J. R obb, " h. C. Cammack, f cv 6 " Feed. Fret. Pour prévenir a l'avenirtoute eireur par rapport à ses conditions, Madame Van Nooten s'est déci dée à les publier comme ci-dessous PENSIONNAIRES. Pension et instruction générale en Francais et en Anglais, $2« per m. Piano, f '' Chint, , . « Le dessin et la peinture, ® t Danse, 3 mois de Panuée, « * rj[TESNEg '» ' Instruction générale en Français et en Anglais (selon l'âge et les progrès des feléves,) $10. *8 et $6 per m N. b. On donnera des vacances de quinze joui* an mois de Julliet, et pendant les fctes de Noel.— Les pensionnaires ce pendant, pourront rester à 'établissement, si les parens le désirent. \n\n © 4H0 T SENTINEL. OFFICIAL JOURNAL. PLAQUEMINE, PARISH OF IBERVILLE, LA., SEPTEMBER 28, 1850. VOLUME III.—NO. 8. CITY ADVERTISEMENTS. Longley, Littlejohn Sc. Co., WHOLESALE GROCERS, NO. 66 MAGAZINE STREET, (Corner of Natchez,) New Orleans. lfew Cr ©ods--j¥cw Goods. Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Fancy Goods E. A. TILER, 39 Camp street, Is now daily receiving additions lo his well selected slock, consisting of FINE WATCHES of the best make, in Gold and silver cases; rich MANTEL CLOCKS and VASES; Gold, Guard, Fob", snd Vest Chains; Seals, Keys and Chain Oranmetits; Gold Pencils and Pens; Thimbles, Buckles, new patterns of Bracelets, Pins, Ear Rings and Necklaces; a beau tiful assortment of Diamond Rings, Pins, Ear Rings and Studs; Silvei and silver plated Ware; Silver Card Cases, SnufT Boxes, &c.; Gold, silver, shell and steel Spectacles, with glasses to snit all eyes; Paper Machie; Fancy Goods, Fine Peifumery—to gether with a great variety of other articles too nu merous to mention. Strangers visiting the city are invited to call and examine his goods, any of which will be sold at very low prices. ocIO ly C. ». BU S CE, PttBJfÊtMTM Mt.tr ST ORB, 9 Canal st., New Orleans. Hats, Caps, Umbrellas, Trunks, &c. of every variety—Panama Hats. 0*The latest fashions always on ha d. Particular Hats made to order. oc 10 If This consignment dry goods HOUSE is constantly receiving from the northern cities heavy shipments of Goods, which are often ordeied to be sold forthwith without re gard to original cost, aud will therefoie be offered cheaper by from 25 to 30 per cent than the same description can be sold at any other establishment. Constantly on band a large supply of Plantation Goods—Blankets, Kerseys, Linseys, Osnahurgs, Sheetings, Shillings, Towellings, Table Damasks, Dinpeis. Linens, &c. Dress Goods of every style. Sltks, satins. Cashmeres, Merinoes, De Laines, Alpaccss, Plaids, Bareges, Muslins, Gingham, and Prints. Visites, Mantillas aud shawls, Parasols and Umbrellas. Hosiery, Handkerchiefs, Laces, Capes, Collars, Bonnets, and every description of Diy Goods, both of Foreign and Domestic Manu facture. In connection with this establishment are exten sive wholesale rooms, which should be visited by every Merchant and Trader before making his purchases. An additional advantage to the bnyer is, that the lowest price is invariably asked at first, and no deviation made. KING S WHITE PALACE, 72 Gravier street, New Orleans. je8 ly PiftM Fortes and music. The subscriber would resfectfully inform his friends and the public that be hason hand and on the way. PIA ' NO .FORTES from the factories of Pleyle & Co. and Favre &Co., Paris; Hallet, Da vis & Co., Boston; A. H. Gale & Co., James G ro ves te in and Nuns& Clark, New York. All these instruments aie made expressly for this climate; ma ny of them are of the new patent of Charles Horst, ]g49—the Double Iron Frame. These Pianos will stand in tune longer and have more power and richer tone than any other instruments. Also, su perior GUITARS. VIOLINS, FLUTES, &c. SHEET MUSIC —Constantly receiving from the publishers as soon as published. He would respectfully inform the friends of Mr. Chaa. Horst, that he has ar/anged with that gentle» man to take charge of the Musical Department of I- his stole. ETAILorders from the country promptly attend i to. e . A. T yler, ed I ocIO ly 39 Camp st. m Fron Gor. Tacker. For the benefit of suffering humanity, as well as an net of justice to Dr. SAMUEL GILBERT, I make the following statement:—That in June last I had a small tumor upon my face, rather between my nose and cheek, which gradually increased dar ing the past summer in size and extent; on acconn of which I consulted several truly eminent physi cians, under whose treatment I received no benefit. In the latter part of last January I visited New Or leans. In the space of seven days, bofore reaching the city, the tumor had greatly enlarged, and the iaiammation increased to an alarming extent; so much so, that from the inner corner of my eye to die end of my nose, and out to my cheek bone, be came literally a lump of putrid flesh; The disease ted also made its appearance on tbe oppqafe side .. of my nose. In this condition I presentedmyself to Dr. Samuel Gilbert, not knowing with what dis» ease I was afflicted. Dr.- Gilbert promptly pro p' Bounced it an-eating Cancer of the most virulent jT? ■ character. I put myself under his treatment. He ; extracted the tumor without the use of the knife, " and in four weeks my face was well, as I then and still believe. T. M. TUCKER. New Orleana, March 13,1850. DTDr. Gilbert's office is No. 72 Magazine st: To the Public. I wish to bear testimony to Dr. GILBERT'8 skill, through yoiir valuable and truly independent paper. I was sorely afflicted with hereditary can cel; the disease killed my lather, who had the best moditsl aid in the country. Tlie disease made its appearance on my upper eyelids, and continued to spread and pain me severely, until I well nigh lost my sight; I could scarcely discern a horse from a man across the street Having <(ften heard of Dr. Gilbert'a success in the treatment of such cases, I left the State of Pennsylvania and came to New Orieaiw—was pnt under treatment—and, 1 am happy to say, soon cured, and no sign of the dis ease left, and my right perfectly restored. This day I leave for home. - A. C. CORWINE. To editors Crescent. April 1ft, I860. jvl Thompson dfc Nixon's No. 19 Ciir sheet, New Orleans, jl57 vair sheet, x1ew ETKeep constantly on hand a large and superi «tock of Seasonable Clothing and Gentlemen's ■siiJiinf fînmlfi. Cflmnrisiiiv all tk* noiitMt At vies or janly fié. o. »Dftnr. i» J- grass ZASATIIf & CO., general, dealers, No. 304 Poydras Street, New Orleans. mb91y .. V; 3 EDUCATION, &C. THE NEW ORLEANS FEMALE SEMINARY, —DIRECTED BY MRS. VAN NOOTEN— Transferred to PLAQUEMINE, Parish Ibertille, La., will be open for the recep tion of Boarders and Day Scholars on the 10 th February, prox. MRS. VAN NOOTEN, having returned from Europe, and completed her arrange ments for attaching permanently to her insti tution teachers in every way competent and ac complished, respectfully solicits patronage for her establishment. Parents and guardians are requested to visit the spacious and commodious buildings, to which, at the request of several of the gentlemen referred to below, the insti tution has been removed. For further information, Mrs. Van Nooten begs leave to refer to her Prospectus, (to bo found at the Institute and at the principal book stores in New Orleans,) or to the following gentlemen : In Plaquemine. It New Orleans. W. E. E dwards, Esq., Rev. D. N eville, Dr. Cit. C lement , A lfred H ennen, Esq., Z enon L abauve, Esq., J ames R obb, Esq., H. C. C ammack. Esq., feb6 F red. F ret, Esq. Mrs. Van Nooten hastens to contradict the report which has been spread, that she does not receive young children. Pupils of every age are received at the Seminary. To avoid any futur»' misrepresentations in regard to her tcrtins, Mrs. Van Nooten has concluded to publish the same, as following— BOARDERS, Payable Qunitcrly in Advance. For board and general instruction in English and French, and all the ne* cessary branches, including needle and fancy work, «5-0 per in. Music, Staging, Drawing and Painting. Dancing, three months in the year, Washing. dat scholars. General Instruction fki English, French, and all necessary blanches, including needle and fancy work, (according to the age of the pupils,) $10, $8 and $6 per m: N. B. Vacations ol two weeks each will be gi ven in July and during the fete days. Boarders may remain if desired. r, •' 6 " 6 " 1 50' NOTICE. fT>HE undersigned, having purchased the en I tire interest of Bisselyfe Sehlatre in the store hitherto kept by them at the Indian Vil lage, the establishment will hereafter be cœ. ducted by himself. He wishes to asy to his friends on Grand River, Atchafalaya, Bayou Pi geon and Indian Village, that he willI havei al ways for sale every variety of Goods whieh they may want, and at the lowest pri ces. se!2 THEODORE JOHNSTON. BI88ELL A 8CHLATBE, Grocers, and Dealers in Western Produce. PERSONS in want of any thing in onr line will please call and examine our goods and prices. Plaquemine, March 30,1850. ap3 ly BIEHLEB BROTHERS, pfercKnnt Tailors, TTTTOULD respectfully inform the citizens of W Plaquemine and vicinity, that they have established themselves on Main street, in the house immediately above the residence of the late Mr. Beck. Determined to do work at mo derate prices, and in a punctual and faithful manner, they hope to receive a liberal share of public patronage. They keep constantly on hand fine patterns of goods lo suit all seasons of the year. my 15 New Wheat Floor. CCHOUTEAU'S Brand, St Louis, in barrels j and half bands, So r sale for cash only. jyS7 BIS8ELL & SCHLATRE. min summ, published every saturday, By William P. Bradbarn. Office on Main street. TERMS OE THE SENTINEL. S ubscription :—Five Dollars per annum, invariably in ad vancc. No subscription taken for a less period than one year. A dvertising :—One Dollar per square, ( 10 linesor less) will hecliarged for the first, and Fifty Cents forevery inser tion thereafter. All advertisements not specified asto number^of insertions, will be published until forbid, and charged accordingly. In both languages,charged double ^Announcements for office $10, to be paid invariably in advance. PLAQUEMINE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28,1850. IT Sir Robert Peel, in his will, left full and specific directions for the early publication of his political memoirs; and ordered that the pro fits arising from the publication, be given to some public institution for the education of the working classes. The Washington Refcblic .—Mr. John O. Sargent in his address to the patrons of the Republic on resuming the editorial change of that journal, says.—"With regard to the fu ture conduct of the Republic, we have only to say that it will pursue the course marked out in its original prospectus, and that it is our pur pose tobring to it such editorial aid as shall ren der it a not unworthy exponent of Whig princi ples and the policy of a Whig administration." XT The freesoilers seem to be determined to carry out in all ways their destructive purposes. On Sunday week, says the Republic, the beau tifully sculptured stone presented by the State of South Carolina for the Washington Monu ment, was wantonly defaced by some miscreant The stone is adorned by the coat of arms of that State. The heads were broken off the male and female figures, and the trump of fame, held by an angel above the figures, was like wise destroyed. A Good Suggestion .—Nearly every officer returned from the Mexican war has had a sword presented to him for his gallantry, the money being contributed generally by good natured friends, aided, in some instances, by the recipients of the present. One of the jour nals proposes now to present each volunteer private with an axe and a hoe, and show them where they can be used to the best advantage. Society, we think, would be much better bene fitted by adopting this suggestion. SO'The New York Mirror says that it is un derstood that the chambermaid of the Irving House, who had agreed to supply the "young bloods" with Jenny L'nd locks, at the rate of five dollars a hair, is about to have an ad junction put upon her operations by Barnum, as he claims "all the proceeds." BTThe "higher law," says the N. Y. Mirror, is supposed among the b'hoys of New York, city to be the Tom Hyer law. And it adds, there is more truth than poetry *in the supposition. OTThe total number of marriages solemn ized in England and Wales in 1848 is 138,238. Of this number, those who signed the marriage register with marks is 105,937, namely, 43,166 men and 62,771 women—showing only the small number of 32,293 who could write their names. 0*A politician out west in his "platform," declares that he is in "favor of the next war." Seeing how many great men were made by the last war, we think that it is a very good princi ple. ST The Cleavland Plaindealer of the 2d inst says: The Garrisonians are holding a Con vention in this city. We stepped into their meeting this morning. Henry C. Wright was holding forth to some two dozen listeners. He is a peace man—a non-resistant ; yet from his mouth fell this language of blood and blas phemy: "Were I," said he, "a fugitive from slavery, I should not hesitate to plunge a knife into the heart of my pursuer, no, not if that pursaer were an angel from Heaven ! Nay, I go fur ther—wire that being you call a God in pur suit oi me, before I would suffer him to drag me back to servitude, I would plunge a dagger into his heart!" Texas .—This thorough Democratic State, exhibited rather a hostile desire, not long sine«, to show off some of her bombastical pluck, and has got her back up quite considerably. Well, her action was very bad—almost amount ing to a tempest in a teapot! Think of it. Five thousand men to fight overcome, and destroy the whole available force of the other twenty-nine States ! *Hiis she might probably have done, although she is unable to suppress the Indian depredations, murders, &c., within her own borders. Who isn't afraid? IT The ladies aie tbe only true Union party. They aw all for the Union—^to a man ! A Good Story. The following story we extract from a letter to the Alabama Journal, by J. J. Hooper: Old Col. Ö , of the Mobile District, was one of the most singular characters known in Alabama. He was testy and eccentric, but pos sessed many fine qualities which were tully appreciated by the people of his district. Many of his freaks are fresh in the memory of the "old uns," of Mobile—and all of them will tell you, that the Col. though hard to beat, was once taken in by a couple of legal tyros. It seems that Col. D—— had had a misun derstanding with the gentlemen alluded to, and was not on speakjpg terms with them, although all of the three were professionally riding the circuit pretty mûch together. The young ones, being well aware of the Colonel's irasci ble nature, determined as they left one of the courts for another, to have some sport at his expense by the way. They accordingly got about half an hour's start in leaving, and pre sently they arrived at a broad dark stream that looked as if it might be a dozen feet deep, but which in reality was hardly more than as many inches. Crossing it, they alighted, pulling off their coats and boots, and sat down quietly to watch for the old Tartar. Jogging along, at length up came the old fellow. He looked first at the youngsters, who were gravely drawing on their coats and boots, as if they had just had a swim—and then he looked at the creek that rolled before him like a fluent, translucent star. The Col. was awfully puzzled. "Is this— creek swimming ?" he growled, after a pause of some moments. ,*$. No reply was made—the young men simply mounted their horses, and rode off some little tance, and stopped to watch our hero. Phe Colonel slowly divested himself of boots, coat pantaloons and drawers. Then he remounted with a punch of inordinate size, rather inadequate legs, a face like a withered apple, and a brown wig, there is no doubt he made and interesting picture as he bestrode his steed, with the "breeze holding gentle dal liance" with the extremities of his only gar ment. Slowly and cautiously did the gentleman and his horse take the creek. Half a length— and the water was not fetlock deep. Here the horse stopped to drink. A length and a half —and the stream no deeper ! Thirty feet far ther, and a decided shoaling ? Here Col. IV— reigned up. "There must," said he, "be a h —1 of a swift deep channel be tween this and the bank—see how the water runs! We will have to dash through !" A sharp lash made thejiorse spring over the "watery waste and an^^r carried the horse and rider safely to the^^posite bank. The creek was nowhere more than a foot deep. A wild yell from the "young uns" announc ed fheir appreciation of the sport as they gal loped away. "I'll catch you, you rascal !" was ground out between Col. D 's teeth, and away lie galloped in hot pursuit muttering dreadful vengeance on his t'oe. On on, they sped—pursuer and pursued! The youngster laughed, yelled, and screamed —the Col. swore with mighty emphasis, while his shirt flowed and crackled in the wind, like a loose flying gib. On, on—and the pursued reached a farm house on the road side. Their passing start led a flock of geese from a fence corner, which as the Colonel dashed up, met with outspread wings, elongated necks and hisses dire. His £orse swerved suddenly, and the Colonel in a moment was on the ground in a most unro mantic heap, with his brown wig by his side, aid his bundle of clothes scattered around ! Tbe white headed children of the house came out first and took a distant view of the monster—as it seemed to them—and then re turned to report progress. After a little the father of the family came, and the affair being explained, assisted the Colonel in making his toilette; the Colonel swearing and the coun tryman laughing, all the while. Dressed and remounted, our hero started*off with a woful phiz, and was soon out of sight. Explosion on the Jackson and Vicksburgh Rail Road, and Loss of Life .—The Natchez Courier has dispatches from Vicksburgh, by which it appears that the locomotive engine, America, drawing the morning train to Jackson, blew up on its way out, on the morning of the 16th, about three miles from Vicksburg, killing four men and injuring another so severely tfcat it was expected he would die. The accident occurred at a quarter past seven o'clock.— There were five persons on the engine, viz : Dennis McCarmel, engineer, Thos. W. Adrian, bridge superintendent and two negro firemen, belonging to tbe* rail road company—all of whom were killed ; and—McMarray, copper smith in the machine shop, who was badly wounded, and having inhaled the steam was not expected to recover.— True Delta, 21s< inst. The Battle . of Idstedt .—The following return of killed, wounded and prisoners made at Idstedt has been reported from the Holstein head quarters: Killed—22 officers, 2 surgeons, 38 non-com missioned officers and 476 privates. Wounded in pur own hospitals—31 officers, 73 non-com missioned officers and 687 privates; wounded in the Danish hospitals—14 officers, 50 non-com missioned officers and 346 privates. Prisoners —lOofficers, 18 surgeons, 57 non-commission ed officers and 1003 privates; making a total loss of 77 officers 20 surgeons, 207 non-com missioned officers and 2,514 privates, or 2,838 persons hors de combat. A Lang Sentence. —"So furious," says the Limerick Examiner, "do some of the Toiy jour nals still feel at th« defeat of their nominee in Mayo, that one of tbem opens a resoundingly abusive article against the priests, in a burst of a sentence of fall thirty-six lines long, without of course, a single full stop in it We never saw the like of it before Mit t wice, and then Lord Brougham spoke a speech it) a passion, and an editor wrote an article when he confoundedly drank." Fugitive Slave Bill. This bill, as it passed the Senate, contains, in substance, the following provisions: 1. For the appointment of commissioners by the United States Courts in the States and Territories, who sa duty it shall be to hear the demands and grant certificates to the claimants of fugitive slaves for their apprehension. 2. Commissioners shall appoint assistants to execute their duties in the counties, and shall all of them have Jfctwer to summon the posse comitatus to their aid. 3. Testimony of claimant or agent to be prima facie evidence against the fugitives, whose evidence is not to be taken; and upon a hearing before any magistrate, justice of the peace, U. S. Judge, commissioner or assistant upon the testimony of the claimant or agent, the fugitive is to be delivered up. 4. Persons hindering the execution of the law to be fined $500 and imprisoned six months, and on conviction of trial of having caused the escape of a fugitive to be fined ~ 1,900, subject to recovery by law. 5: Prescribes the fees to marshals, and de puties, and clerks of the U. S. Courts, &c., &c., for their services under this act. 6. Additional persons provided for to assist, if necessary, in the reclamation and transpor tation to his master of a fugitive, and their com pensation defined. 7. It is provided that a certificate shall be given from one State or Territory for the pur suit of a fugitive, and his recapture in another State or Territory. 8. It is provided that vvlren a marshal or his deputies permit the escape of a fugitive from their possessions, they shall be amenable to the value of the slave; and for default of duty in his capture, amenable to a fine of $1000. It will be noticed tliat the bill differs from the act of 1793 in the important particular that instead of leaving the enforcement of the con stitutional provision concerning the reclama tion of fugitives from labor to the State au thorities, it commits the execution of the law to the hands of commissioners appointed under the authority of the United States. EP The Washington Union exults in the fol lowing strain over the passage of the several bills relating to slavery : "Again, we congratulate our countrymen on the prostration of the accursed Wilmot Pro viso. It is now doubly doomed, and by the the strong voise of a strong people. It was condemned in the case of New Mexico; it is condemned in the case of Utah. Let every pat riot agree to hiss it off the stage as a monster which ought never to have been tolerated a moment If we gain nothing else by this fiery ordeal through which we have passed, ft is the overthrow of a monster which had liked to prove to our country worse than "gorgons, hydras, and chimeras dire." "The important week is now closed. As we write we hear a feu-de-joie of one hundred guns firing by the delighted citizens of our metropo lis. This Sabbath day let us approach the sa cred altars of that God who has taken our fath. ers and ourselves under His protection, pour fourth our thanks for the blessings He has showered upon our country, and for the dan gers which we have escaped, and pledge to each other "our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor," to preserve the Rights and the Union of the States "by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue, and by a frequent recurrence to funda mental principles."* * The memorable words of the Virginia Bills of Rights. Canal Navigation by Steam .—A miniature steamboat, forty-four fnehes long, was exhibited on the canal in Washington on Monday after noon, the 2d inst. The Republic says : It has been patented by the inventor, Mr. Al exander Bond, of Philadelphia. So far as an experiment upon so small a scale can testéhe principle, we should pronounce this invention successful. The boat is propelled by a scull most ingeniously contrived beneath the stern, and from which no wash is apparent This last item is important as the invention has been made with reference to canal navigation. We are informed that a boat forty feet long, made after this model, is in use upon the Delaware, and that one sixty feet long is now being made for use upon the Rappahannock. On th e latter the machinery will occupy twenty feet., having forty feet clear; yet the draft will be but twen ty-four inches weil loaded. It was asserted yesterday that this little model could run five miles an hour, and that larger ones would great ly exceed this rate. The Intelligencer says that this model was propelled across the Washington Canal, where it is one hundred feet wide, in forty-three sec onds; causing, however, some ripple at her head» and that a previous trial, on the Schuylkill, she went one hundred and five yards in fifty-one seconds. Will Saltpetre Explode .—An answer to this long mooted question may perhaps be found in the following paragraph, which is ta ken from an English paper : The ship Elizabeth. Anislie has been des troyed by fire at Cunsingmoon, in India. She was laden with cotton, saltpetre, and opium. A cask of spirits first caught fire, and almost immediately afterwards 1300 bags of s alpêtr e went off like a shell, blowing the side ofnKe vessel, cotton bales, opium chests, and other articles, high in the air." Singular Stncn >e. —In Litchfield, N. H., a Mr. Lyons committed suicide by hanging him self, after digging his grave, purchasing his cof fin, and it is supposed, lying in it after night in his grave clothes, with a portion of laudanum in his stomach, that instead of acting fatally, only made him sleep. An Ocean Bound Republic.— Our Destiny. The Washinton Union of the 11th, thus brief ly, but beautifully, notices the first appenran ances, in (he Senate of the United States, oft he Senators from the new State of California : The public were interested yesterday by a new and remarkable event The two Sena tors from the new State of California appeared in the Senate of the United States, and took their seats. For the first tiino the representa tives from the shores of the Pacific unite with those of the Atlantic under the auspices of one common government. The United States*of America, originally but the good "old thirteen States, have extended their empire to the west ern ocean, and the Senators of the thirty-first State of the Union now take their seats along side of their brethren. The American eagle thus wings his way from one region to another. Four years ago he extended his flight to Texas; and now, so rapid are his movements and so vigorous in his wing, that he dips his talons in the waves of the Pacific. What an exalted destiny lies before us. A Large Family—A Challenge to Ken tucky .—We had the pleasnre of being present on Monday last, at a family gathering in the town of Gilford, which exceeded all that we have ever seen, even at a New England Thanks giving. The patriarch of this numerous race was Mr. James Davis, a soldier of the Revola tion; now 85 years old. His wife, who is past eighty, retains the vivacity and cheerfulness of middle age, and on this occasion moved among her descendants with the sprightliness of one of lier grand-children. There were present at the tea-table, seven children, seven children-in law, thirty grand-children, ten grand-children in-law, and eleven great-grand children—in all, sixty-five. But this is by no means the whole family. One son-in-law, eight grand-children, seven grand-children-in-law, and eighteen great grand-children—thirty-four persons—were ab sent, making ninety-nine living members of the family. Besides these, thirteen have died— making the whole number on the family record, one hundred anitwclve. Of these, aighty-five were the direct descendants of one pair. But the most honorable fact in this patriarchal household remains to be recorded. There is not an old maid nor a bachelor among them ! Not only is every child married, but every grand-child who has reached the age of twenty six years. Is there any thing in Kentucky that can beat this*?— New Haven Journal. O" the following whimsical circumstances happened some time ago in Kilkenny : "A tai lor who was married to a very sickly woman, got enamoured of a young girl who lived in his neighborhood, and on certain conditions he agreed to give her a promise, in writing, to marry her immediately on the demise of his wife ; in consequence of which Mr. Ship pas sed the following curious note of hand : 'In two days after the demise of my present wife, I promise to mary Miss Moran or order, value received, under fifty pounds sterling. Given under my hand this sixteenth day of May, &c., J. Sullivan.' Shortly after Miss Moran receiv ed the above note she died, leaving it endorsed to a female friend, who also chanced to take a fever, and died before the tailor's wife ; how ever, on her sick bed, she also endorsed the note, and gave it to a cousin, whom th# tailor absolutely married, agreeably to the endorse ment, in two days after the death of his wife, and it is said the tailor and his wife are now living happily in the city of Kilkenny." An IitPosToif.— A character who has done some considerable swindling by means of false representations ol his mission and purpose, was recently arrested in Boston. He has collected money, ostensible in half of the German Chur ches, in different parts of the country, passing at different times by the names of Neander.Ider and Schlegel. At Poughkeepsie he seem« to have been most successful. He preached in behalf of a German Baptist church at the West, and collected several hundred dollars. On leav ing the place, he stole a team and afterwards sold it for sixty dollars. He is charged with horse stealing at Manchester, N. H-, and will lie taken there for trial. He is only 23 years old. The Secret .—The competition for the first ticket for Jenny Lind's concert, was between three patent medicine doctors, and Genin, the hatter, each knowing that the .successful' one would have the best advertisement all over the Union that could be got Genin triumphed, and the Broadway hatter's name will go alt over the Union, linked with that of the Swedish nightingale. IT The deaf mute3 of New England, arc about presenting a service of plate to two of their early benefactors. The plate is procured at a cost of $600, and the presentation is to take place at Hartford, Ct., on the 26th inst. DTln 1.681, Henry Dow was chosen Town Clerk of Hampton, New Hampshire. Since that time the office has been in tne family, and held by himself and descendants 130 yeare. He held it himself 21 years to begin with. OT"Silence* is often an answer," says an Ara bic proverb. How true it is, that when the tongue of malice or anger fails to provoke a re ply, it relnctantly sheathes itself in chagrin and shame! In many cases no rebuke can M more powerful than silence. There are men you can not touch more acutely than by "letting them alone most severely," as Theodore Hook ex presses H, when tliey vilify you. Four Generations oi Jail .—There is said to be in one of the county jails in Connecticut, a little girl, her mother, grandmother, and great gisndmother. litre iniquity is visited upon the ehMren unto the thlra and fourth genera tion. IT The cholera is again raging at Harper'« Ferry and Pittsburg.