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rnT. yF M0Nf PIKEN1X . paUUhnl ciery 1'Viil.iJ Morning, ,f O.W.NICHOLSJt W. K. KYTIIER. ... nai's nulMinff, nearly opposite Chase's ft" . I. .nLdfiriltra Two Dnllnrn n vnnr. Sstcar. A discount from thc prices oftwenty 0t will l n,!"'B 10 ,m- nlt,,nco' r'J' KrtSt HI bo mlJcd. paper iiisconuniicu '1 .nIiM aro paid, except at llio option of dm ., . OruYrs uy man mini uo posi-pam or ndcilllon w-p III kinds or JU1 run w.iv ncuiiy lV,hortnlifC ami on nimlcnUo terms. THE SPIKIT OF WASHINGTON. DDfcnJ, tlimt lullowctl spirit, Anil gnanl our native land, Where "cry fieml of faction roanu Sti jisruril waics her liriinV DnkrelustleJ the patriot lire Tint learned from llieo to glow! .',iyW 0 our shore teen no more While the norms of faction Mow J While ncnliiiei o'er onr councils mrnys, Anj the storms of faction blow. Yftitill one supplication We humbly ilarc t frame, 0! Mess llic lilial band, tliat lucs Tl. r.iii.rcraleil name I Tor here tby sacred memory lives, litre grateful b"sonis glow; And ihv name light lip llamo Though llic (tonus of faction Mow J Thnn-h ilatkcft clouds our counlty sliailc, Anil the kluruis of fiction blow. SbonlJ tjrants hr.nc our rninpires With riinn.Hi-Miiddi-d fleets, Or jenu;o;ues illi arms invinlc Our ruiiie rutin retreats Thrn.WAsmsiiTii.s, our rallying word, Shall urge us on the foe; In the light c'll unite: Mo minding war o ngc; But hail, sweet I'enre! Iliy West return Shall ho.-li li.itc fiction's rage. 04D r.iSIIIU:LU o.-uw o luii.ns. . liu iur . ..f Unl.l f.., t, I.,..,..! rn,.,,. n f . . . I.' ......... . ' I ' 1 . .. I .. I Bsnhich occurred in 1777, is taken from . i ii r i "Two great storms, on the 20th and 21th of nnir thut npnntp fur snmi il.ivs rnlllil lint nnss Uiuai, kuiuv. ..... "-1' ' omone noii'e to anoiner. win inuians oi an -i.-i i .i..-- r... !.... ,i.i leinof such a snow. It was from Ifl to 12 it deep, ami generally covered tne lower sio t of the houH'5. Cottages of one stoiy were I I .1.-. .1... I- ran one house to anotner. under the snow. d the snow, and then the people yent out of but chamber windows and walked over it. inrof thp f.irmprs hKt thpir shorn. :inil infill mm one to ttvo weeks without food. Ojie Lis snow a great nttmher ot deer came from te woods for food anil were followed by the .L..I. I . .1 . . . . uMit, witiii u.niiii"t iv iiiiiii ill nit' nr rrca snow." The subjoined beautiful extract is from the CI Lhnr P Minor fnrm nrlir ml if nr eC tltn IVIIIIVII 'J i v 1 VI y . utility uu-ij llll,UIUi A lit ItHVENCE. iATHKR mnnlVl' tmvii ' f!n nm.nl ill. WJ. Mfir,h ik.. I rl .1. i learning explore tho works of Confti- ...u,ii,c mo iiicxums ot ocueca. anu , oocruies collect nil lite ex- . Vl ,,, nncieui nnu mouern moral ...4 r io n sentence enua to tins Ited suffbririfr tln rrrnciir iniliirnitiiit .; .. '" iiia uiiu leu uuiiv lu uiui "" tursu orea is rom i s tor- v.iur,. -oweoi nnn nlnr-irl n th n. i yw u uinnmnr iw .np i....c mi. oc. .... ,ui iiii-rcy on ins eueinies. 'Mher, fortrive tliem.' Oh ! it is unrtliv uus ini nniA. r ... i ... . vni3unrfin n.-.,i i . .i. i .... .uiui.r n hi ,: r I. . ..lu, ig llliaSlUll WHS 11(1111 UlTilV AcQl)aintnnf.nQ I,. 0 "lends, hnvo .HIT :. jo ir 11 l. v v u ii iiiui.ri'ii i ill ii win. -9 uurfi ti.w ...,-r.... i. i i . u vou wen to c ions i votir an- i'nli'0 nV you the precept is imperative 1 10u Snail forfriv nm o. ....... it.r.oa L.i iol. en v tim. ... ' ""stands and wives, you have no right HPWt norfoelinr. ;., I. .!,. T To If ll.n I. . . i . I. '"' Ill LUl.ll other. U 11)1 n n.imnn.l.. Illness will -.uuer vn.l . . II..; . ""H.IIW IfUlUl.llll, UIIU 141- MlOntmni. -..m .i ' .... IU13 petulant, and dis Ullrl 11 "-...v ...u OI11UUII1V.31 IVIIIJJVI. m. " Miiii-iiiinii'K ..o. 1 UCSei'l-il n.illi ..r.....;.l,r.rr .Mini. . -1 Ulir nr.nl. Allt tit.... r. r. 'bHdl lieatt t int u'firma in n nnrr l ift t... , ci "igoverncd. thevnru consumini; i.ci vanr ir;r,. l. ...... l ..,0...ir,.l li, Z .'Laml conciliatory conduct. Cul- .. 115 With Cart! llio Irinil nml ir.nlli. nflfi.r.. ...viiix inn. r.. . ..... . . l. . H gl -"tc nil p i - .." r .. ' . ' Ui. , " " icenngs oi r.j ,' " 'i iceiings oi revenge ever mk.j yul,i ureust : ici me sun nuv- "uariini- in .. i . i . -i 8unM' I"" J"iu uiigur, uiiiu nuiU l;ynS ""'on; if it boa, matter oftri- v'".crn, nnt trifles nro the t h hub that Bore iy Br? ,Perin'cd to occupy tho mind nnn-!. ''""Ss of greater concern, has a r""er Sllnn. in. .- .11 r T". ...J ! WH"tho billows of the soul. .j f.n8 incomnatiblo wit witK I ?.10n' him whoso heart is black . "uiico and studious of revenue, wall, ..' ."elds whflo clnd in verdure, and bb i,.. WltJ flowers; to his evo there is fn.i. u,J'i. ho bowers exhale no fragrance, Jeer.. , sou1' nature is robed in the "'MSt inl.li. mi . .i ..... uu.. . --vit, j, i0 smiie oi oeauty itgius not mi) Iiis hosom with joy; but tho furies of hull nigo in his brenst tun! render him ns miserable ns lie could wish tho object of his hnte. 13ut let him lay his hand on his hoait and sny, 'Ilovcnge, I cast.thco from me Father fotgivo me, nslHjprgivo mine ene mies: mid nnttire will nssiuno n new and delightful garniture. Then, indeed, nro the meads verdant and tho flowers fragrant; then is the music of the groves delightful to tho ear, and the smile of virtuous bcautv lovely to the soul. Trom llio Forget Jle Not, of 16.1G. . A NIGHT 1YKAU MONTfi VIDKO. 11Y A MODKltN-l-YTHAOonEAN. Tho Incidents rrcordcil in tho following narmtitc aro Ktriclly trim. They weio rcl.itnl lu mo liy n nimil offircr lately deccasrn, nnil himself llio hem of llio story, which was ilrnwn up hy me at Ida imrlicular rc ijuul. Ed. of V. ;,Il yns in tho year 18, when tho;frignto Video, that tho following events took place. i snail sinte tnem simply and without any attempt at embellishment, convinced that the plain facts will spenk for themselves, and that they tlo not require to bo heightened by tho nid of fancy. The Captain had given permission to n brother officer, whom 1 shall denominate Brooks, and myself to enjoy n few days sport on shore. Taking ndvantae of this leave 'we furnished ourselves each with a fowling piece and n game hag, and sallied forth on our expedition, intending to pass the night in the city, anil to amuse ourselves in the same way dully till the period of our leave had exiiirt il. Being both good yliots. mid falling in with plenty of game, vc filled our bags in the course ol a lew hours. This unexpected luck suspended our ope rations, and, as the evening was fast coming on, we toll the necessity of arriving at iSIonte Video before we- should be ovei taken bv darkness no pleasant event in n country to whoso roads wtt were entire strangers, inon especially ns we hud reason to belicvo thai they were infested during the night by the banditti. Impressed with these feelings, wo made the best of onr'wny towards the city, Jiopitig to reach it by sunset. In this coun try. Ivinfr ns it does between the tropics, there is little or no twilight. Darkness suc ceeds almost instantly to light. When the sun's disc disappears he has done with us, and in ten minutes there is ns little truce ol his existence ns if he did not exist til all. While moving smartly along1, tinder the loud of our bags and fowling pieces, the lat ter of which in case of dancer, wo took the prrcnuliojJto keep charged, we met with n lull, swarthy man, m the costume oijtu tor geant. He was strongly and indeed hand somelv made, but his expression of counte nance was necuhnr nml lerocious. lie had enormous black whiskers, long, sweeping mtisiachos, and dark, penetrating, ueiiiot looking eyes. On meeting, lie tainted us with n civility rather nt variance with his forbidding air; and I took the opportunity of asking him, in Spanish, if wo were on the road to Monte Video. "Gentlemen," said lie, in tho same- Ituijjungo, "at your present rate of travelling, you will be there in an hour and a half; but in the unsettled ttivte of the country, 1 would caution you ngaiusi going farther. The sun will Le down iin mediately, and the roads nro not safe after i.irrhifnll " Wo I li;i nl.'ed him for his civility but nevertheless proceeded on our way, while ho Inn!; the nmiosilu direction. Scarcely, however, had wo gone ten yards, when hecalled after us; and on Uniting round lo see what he wanted, he asked ll wo were French or English. My compan ion replied that we were English, when the man's countenance darkened; he looked-nt ns sinrnlv. then walked hastily on. "I do nnt hnirfike that man's annearance," said 1 "Nor do I." answered Brooks: "there something peculiarly forbidding about him." No more was said. We continued wniuing half nn hour longer, when the sun went down, leaving ns in dnikness. But the ob scurity, though great, wits not to strong ns altogether to hide near objects; the massy foliage of the trees, the outlines of cattle, browsing upon the road side, nnil the huts, which here find there loomed against the darkness, wero more or less visible. We held our way through the gloom quickly, but with caution, fearful of no danger, yet keeping a look out in case of tho worst, nnd fully prepared to give any person who court ed a hostile meeting n cordial reception in tin. almnnnfll VollcV of SIIlllll shut. In n fniv minutes, the solemn silehco of tho night was broken by the sound of n horse's feet nt some distance behind. We paused and a white horsn flew past ns, at a good and round paco, uennug tnu men upuu p . . . . i i i i.. ;.. its back. One ol mem mm wnu iuuu m front I recognized as our old menu, tile . ..,..,.,. M. Ii n il nvclinn'red his cocked owl i;uui. , 1 1 r hat lor a loraging cap, mm ma iyuS n slum IfiCKL'l : uui una uiok-""u rnnnonl 111 III from our observation. We worn n rrood deal surprised at so rupiu metamorphosis : but without tnking any par ticular nolico of it, we went forwnrd, and in tibout five minutes more came up to me horso nnd its riders. The animal was now walking slowly, us we passed it: then, ns if touched by tho whip or spur, it shot ahead of us again, tho swarthy rider in front appa rently eyeing us steadily as ho swept by. Tho wholo business was exceedingly strange; and I communicated my suspicions lo Brooks that all was not right : he, how ever, did not participate" in them, and treated vhat had occurred as a matter of no .impor tance Wo continued moving on, nnd n second time camo up to the horse, which we again found walking slowly. Wo passed it, and kept in advance for perhaps filly yards, when all ut once it set off as before, nt the gnllop, bounded past, us-hcuvily laden as it was like an arrow; nnd away it thundered BRATTLEBORO, VtT APRIL 1 through (ho darkness, till tho tramp of its erdtninrr lin.ifo .li...l ..it-.,. ... it... .l:.... i.ui.w ui... .,u in iiiu iiieuiiii.1, and ceased to bo heard. Now was 1 satis fied that there was foul play in the wind ; but Brooks still remained unconvinced, hold ing to his first oninion that niithinrr need bo apprehended. In enso of tho worst, we kept it shnrp look out, and went more deliberate ly forward with our pieces cocked. ConUnuthg our route for sometime long er, wo camo up, forn third time, to the white horse, which wo round lied to n gute on the road side. I lis riders had dismounted, nnd gone, Heaven knows whither We hai til thorn aloud, but received no answer. Brooks now admitted that wo had got into a dan gerous .position, but wo were young, deter mined, and tolerably-well armed. Our en emies (supposing tho men to bo such) were but two in number, and it would bo hard. indeed, if wo could not give them a limit fight for it, were they inclined to nssnil usr. Such was tho'rensoning with.whiclniweei'i Icavnred to veil tho perils of .our situation' Wo now proceeded with great caution. and were soon involved in lirofbund dark ness.' The road at each side, was lined with huge trees, whoso branches, meeting over head in the centre, entirely covered it with dense masseo of foliage, and formed an um brageous canopy, under which in silence nnd in solitude, wo 'held our lonely way. "Not the slightest sound was heard, exeent the occasional croaking of a stray frog, or the fluttering above us of a solitary bat. The silence was dreadful, and the darkness wns equal to the silence i-bon,.blacli ''t-i" peiutrnble. Obcurity pressed upon us like and .Milled tho very principle of light within .Ike. sombre atmosphere of that woody pUjjnx by which wc were cti cotnpns.clffHp"L'tnttancc into Hades was not more loiTclyfnor even the dismal valley of the shadow of ilenlh. Still, wu went for ward, but not without anxiety, speaking in whispers, Keeping close to each oilier, and grasping our firelocks with cold but deudly resolution. Onwanl wc went, for about a nunrtcr of a mile through the globmyjfiract, when wear- rived at a sireamleiSihat ran rippling and I ...:.. i.. 1 .l . .1.- murmuring gently along the road. At this point the wood on each side opened, and so much light was ndmitu--d as lo render visible the surface of the stream. We paused for a moiuehl, to ascertain, if possible, our latitude. and were just on the point of walking through the riuili t when, Irom a thicket to tho left, the figure of a tall man suddenly emerged. ins Imml was !....! .. i iV.-. flashed nbove j . he plunged the weapon into 'M-."!oolc to yourselll" were 1 upon Brooks, uia ram. .ii. .nun iu yuurseiii ncrci.i I.:.. i.m i i. . iii the only words tillered by mv unfortunate ! friend; and wheeling round, he luvelled liisl piece nt tho assassin. Miserable to relni.-' I it Unshed iu the pan. I saw no more of this ' ,lir..fl ima..,U- for nlmo..t m il.o mm., mo. ! mi-lit, and l)t-lnrel coultl . . J . . ... ! lend tlu slightest assistance to Brooks, n n tint nrihivuils , side of the road rushed upon myself. tl Hills,! VIII IliL 111 HUklllV So rapid wnsjtliis assault, nnd so totally uulooked for ilifit 1 had no lime to raise the gun to my shoulder and lake a proper aim. I did succeed, however, in firing it; nnd, hy tho savage yell set up by the miscreant, f know it mnstljjave taken effect somewhere. Wounded ns he was, he did not full ; he only staggered back for nn instunl, but re covered himself immediately, rushed forward and buried his stiletto horizontally in the fleshy part of my shoulder. Fortunately, 1 caught his hand as he was drawing the wea pon to repeat the blow, and, closing with him, n desperate struggle ensued between us, which terminated in tho wit-teh falling heavily upon his buck in the middle of the rivulel. 1 fell upon him, nnd most fortunnie ly got my knee upon the hand which held the accursed instrument of destruction, and l inn prevented him from using it. Still he resisted desperately, nor was it tin t graspeu him by the throat with both hands nnd nrnrlv strangled him by dint of superior strength, that I could muster this desperate ruffian. During tu? progress ol the leariul struggle, I could hear the unequal conflict raging close at hand between tho oilier as sassin and my ill-starred friend tho groans of poor Brooks, as he received stroke after stroke of the fatal dagger his faint attempts at grappling with his Herculean antagonist nnd, last of till, the death-rnttlo in his throat, and the plash of his body ns it tum bled into. the shallow water of tho rivulet, llwas horrible, hoirible, more horrible than even the fate whicli ovory instiuu tlit-mit-cned to overtake myself 1 -Exhausted, 1 rose from the struggle; but had scarcely got upon niy feet when the os snssin, who had now left Brooks. rushed towards me, and btruek out -with his weap on. Seeing the absolute uselessness of con tending, in my condition, with such an oppo nent, I nimbly sprung aside, escaped the meditated blow, and dnrtcd off, with all my might, in the direction of Monte Video. Ue followed, at full speed; and epcutnbered as I was with the game. I found it no easy matter to keen ahead of him, although I may safely say that nt this time, I was one of the swiftest runners in Euglund. To re move the encumbrance would htivo taken time, and time lo me was every thing. 1 was thus obliged to tiiuku tho best of il, nnd holil on us rapidly ns 1 could, with the foil fiend in human shape close nt my heels. Ho was one of the swiftest men I over met with, nor with all my best efforts could I shako him off, or keep more than six or seven feet in ndvan.ee. In this way we continued for fully u quar ter of a mile, my pursuer rather gaining up on mo than falling behind, when an acci dent occurred which nt first sight, seemed lo seal my doom, but which proved, in reali ty tho cause of my salvation. I come ton spot where thero was a break or irregulari ty in tho road, tmd being unprepared for 5 1836. such an occurrence, fell on nil fours. The force of tho blow, whilo it did notslun, wns sufficient lo disencumber me of the ling, t"hc strop of which was either broken by the concussion or forced over iny head 1 can not say which but nway went the bag and all ils contents. Most fortunniely, the cause thru brought me lo thogiountl hud the same effect upon my enemy ; ho fell flat upon his face : tiro shock for a few seconds stunned him, and before ho could recover himself and again give chase, I wns eo fur in advance nslo render all further atlemnts on his part fruitless-. 1 continued running till I was out of breath; then sank down upon the rond side overcome with horror, fatigue, and the loss of blood. Whnt wns now to be done 7 To return nnd assist Biooks in .my miserable state, with two nrmed ruffians between us, must hnvo been niudness. That he was murdered 1 did not doubt; but. were it even i.nssilili. Ihnt he .miRht8iilljurcive,- wliritf couldsl, liinnideif; cflFet fill IStsT fescue f Wrocoie)P ing n mile Irom tho confusion into whicli this rapid succession of startling nnd teriific events had thrown me. I found tbnt 1 Inul nearly lost ihe use of my left arm : the blood streamed from the wound down the coat sleeve, literally drenching the arm in gore. What was lo he done? To remain in my present position was perilous, lo return the risk was still greater. Muddened by a sense of personal danger, nnd porhnps by the still stronei inntive,of obtaining summary ven geance upon the murderers, I Inuried for ward tmvnrd.i M.inl.i Vi.ln n l.i.-l. I n-l,.,,. 'kited I should bo able to reach in half an hour. 1 had not got fur on the road when about two hundred ynrds to the left, 1 observed the glimmering of a light. For this I instantly made, nnd found t lint it proceeded from ii small collage nt the door of which I knocked, and wns admitted by an oldTildrous looking Indian woman. A more frightful figure 1 never saw ; and I thro say she htul a still worse opinion of my aspect; for, on behold ing the horrible annearance I rut, mile. blood)', wet, without hat, and the clothes al '"T '"m." ,n3' Oaclt sl.c started in terror. and uttering a scream, reirented. fo owed bv I me, into the interior of the cottage. Here I j found four savage looking men seated round n table drinking. One of them had ti gun j between his knees, and standing ngninst the j wall I observed four other weapons of the same kind, which I supposed to belong to the rest of ihe party. On seeing me, they 'sprang abruptly upon their feet, the man ! h.d ,l,c gun him laid hold of it ''V'1' I",,'d!, n,,V ,u '' nm.Ie ?r tl,m T , 1 Imil evnlent y startled '"V" ' ""u """i ,OOKCU ,mum ' ano. "i i -. . i i' i I'p.wevcr, tlicro was no time lor many ,vor(,i'' or ,nuc,J minute obcrvMion. 1 told l,,l',n nl ".".u W,,"J ':Jl",I;t,1 and oilered 10 rewaro mem liberally II nicy vvouiucoine nlnnif toil It me, and lend what assistance to my unhappy friend. They ",VJ WH1" . refused to move. I entreated them: they only gave surly answers, and desired me lo begone. I offered ihetn any reasonable sum they might demand for their trouble three hundred, six hundred, and, nt lust, a thous and dollars. My offers were vain; I wns ordered to be gone, nnd not give Ihetn far ther trouble. Al this moment, I observed him who seemed to be the chief of the party nod om inously to one of his fellows, who left the cottage alone with mo for (Im purpose of showing me, as he said, the nearest cut to the public road. But instead of doing. this in- 1 stead of desiring me to proceed straight for- ! ii- t i i i.i waru irom mo uoor, ns i nnu come no iook tne behind the cottage, into a long narrow strip of garden ground apparently slocked with kitchen vegetables. Lie desired me to wait fur an instant, till he procured n light I did so, but happening by mere chance, to look into n buck window of the collage, which opened into the garden I saw the whole party, ouch man with his musket, ad vancing steadily lo the (loot. It instantly occurred lo me that I had got into a den of murderers. The advance of the band, ns they turned the corner of the cottage, their stealthy pace, and m concenleU whispers, conhrmctl my suspicions. I here was not uu instant to lose. 1 rushed down the garden, us if the legions of Satan were ut my heels; cleared with one desperate leap tho wicker railing which encompassed it; und Hew onward with the speed of lightning. The blood bounds, ineunwhilo. were not idle: One'shol was hred nt me as 1 was running down the trnrden. another, as I wns in the net of springing over tho enclosure, nnd two more while in tho held immediately ueyonu it Crack, crack, crack, crack, went their pieces I heard tho balls whizzing past mo : they seemed within an inch of rny cars, yet strnngo to say, I escuped them all. The darkness here stood mo in good stead. Hud it been otherwise, I must have been riddled with shot, from the hands of those desperate ly unerring marksmen. Escaped from the shot, I had yet another danger to overcome; lor 1 heard behind me llio footsteps of severnl persons, ns in keen nursuit. I'r one instant I ventured to look hack, nnd-saw in the gloom, the black forms of four individuals moving swiftly over the ground, in iho same direction as myseii. To cscnpo this1 now danger, tho exeriions I made were tremendous. Iliad, it was true, no bag of game to encumber mo, ns on the former occasion : but I was fuint from loss of blood and previous fatigue; still my ef forts wero incredible. The Inst remnant of my fust-fniling strength wns tuxed to ils ut most, and I rnn with the speed of desperation Well did my limbs do their duty; nobly death. By dint, of exertion almost suporliu man. mv nnrsnrs wero beat to H Stand Still ii lid thev sustain mo in this race of lifo and I shot aieud of them as a grey hound might .H'lWIIUII.UIiauiM.llilMNI do before a flock of wolves, nnd took refuge ! 1 . , I .... . . m a woou, wnerc i remained till die dawn, when 1 ventured out and arrived by a cir cuitous route ut Monte Video, more dead than alive. Having taken some refreshment, and hnd mv wounds dressed by nn English surgeon, who very opportunely chanced lo be nresent, I communicated whut hnd happened to the atithoiilies of the town, who instantly or dered n party of soldiers to proceed lo the scene of the rencounter. 1 necoinpnnind them on horsvback, being urtablo after my severe fatigue, lo go on foot. Poor Brooks wo found lying with his face in the rivulet. Ho wns quite dead, his body Imping been pierced with fourteen desperate founds, tine of whirh hud transfixed the hen it. About six -yurc's from him lay the assa.'sm by whom I hud been ntlnckod : his iliigh which had received ihe contents of my lowling piece, was' terribly lacerated, nnd '-rv'1.' kUfe-A'i'V'W'cIif in truth, wnstn thcngonirs ordeatli, writhing with pain and uorror: he died in the. course of an hour nier we saw him. We learned from him lii.;t his associate in crime was the serrronni whom wo originally met with. He gave us lo understand that (his man, having lost his brother, many years before, in the attack tin M...... l: I i . .i . ... . mi oioiiiu uieo uv me mil s i iroons under General Achmuty, had sworn lo murder ev ery Englishman he could luy his hands up on: nnu nut loosuccessiuiiy, in this instance at least, did he carry his diabolical vow in to effect. The savage vindictiveness of the Spanish character iu him surpassed even itself, nnd glowed with an nrdor of ferocity which could hardly be paralleled, except fn the bo som of n fiend. To elude the search that was immediately made after him, nnd the punishment which would have followed such villainy, we learned some weeks after wards thai he had left the countiy, and had gone nmong the Ariiglins or Artesias, (I forget which appellation is llic proper one,) a hulf savage tribe inhabiting the mountains Among ihem he wns supposed to have taken residence ; for he never more was heard of. The body of my much respected and ad mirable friend wus removed from the spot of the murder, and conveyed to Monte A'ideo, where it was honorably interred, the officers of his vessel nnd all the British and othel foreign residents unending the fuuerul, and paying the last sad tribute to his honorable memory. I'locu a Ult linJun paper. SINGULAR DISCOVERY OF HIDDEN TREASURE. The village of Stanmore, Middlesex, has, withiu the lust few days, been n scene of ex traordinary excitement, iu consequence of n singular discovery of u very largo sum of foreign gold coins, computed by some nt not less than 1000, iu n, ditch, upon the glebe lands of tho Rev. Arthur Chauvel. It ap pears that on Saturday evening week, the coachman and gardener of the reverend gentleman were outraged iu clearing out a I itch, in a field not fur distant from the church, and in the course of their operations observed some pieces of metal nmong the dirt. These they examined and found litem lo be gold, and they subsequently turned out to bo "louis d' ors." and Portuguese coins, called 'pons,' or 'Johannes,' of the value ol about 3Gs. each. As it came on lo be dark, the men did not pursue their search ihe same-night, but resolved on the following morning to mnke u more minute examina tion of their golden mine. . Instead, however, of keeping their own counsel, ihey lef out the secret at a public, house the same night', and on reaching the held the next morning. were not u litlic modified to find a crowd of men, wofnen, and children, assembled on the spot before them, many of whom had been equally successful in their discoveries, and showed several of the largo and small pieces, which they had collected. The coachman nnd gardener then commenced digging about the spot on w hich they had been at first engaged, when suddenly a show er of gold fell into tho ditch from the bank, which came from a tin box they hnd forced open. A simultaneous rush was unmediale ly made to llio spot, and the crowd jumping into the ditch, a scenu of confusion beggaring description ensued. The men above kept thoso lliut were below down, till they were in danger of suffocation "More sack in the mill" was the cry, and it wus not till a sol emn nromisa -wnS; mnde to make an equal division of tho spoil, lliat tho discoverers of tliu iroimuro n-ero nil.) well lo rise. A collec tion wus then made, and all standing in a ring men, women, and boys tito pieces were handed round, one at a lime, to ench, the gnrdner und coachman, however, taking cnteto reserve the better share for themsel ves, und especially to keep ihe larger pieces New arrivals led ton fresh search, when two more boxes wero found equally well stored. With one of these a farmer's man made off, but tho bottom coining out, another scrainbl followed, nnd another division took place- some getting from twenty to thirty pieces eticlrnnd others more; one or two the pxteni ol'two hundred each, nnil the coachman and gardejior receiving about three hundred and twenty each, The news soon- obtained more extended circulation throughout tho town, and the whole parish flocked to thy spot, the church being thereby stripped of nearly the wholo ot the humbler classes oi its cougre gntion, to no small nslonishmcnt of ihe par son. The cause of this defection was ascer mined by the Reverend Mr Chnuvel, after the service, who sent for his gardener, and obtainod from him the circumstances of the caso. lie immediately declared tho whole of the property to be his, having been found in his glebo land, nnd demanded from the gardener the amount of his prize 'I'hc gar- dnnnr wns'nnt disnnsed SO nuietlv to 1 ell II- qnisli his unexpected gains., ur.d, 6n consult ing with the coachman, thVy resolved to put! NO. 32. both their sutns together, nnd consult a law yer as to what was proper to be done. The money wns accordingly left in charge or tho coachman's" wife : hut no Booner was she a- lone than Mrs Ghnuvel. havinn- discovered the fact, went to her, nnd, working on her fears fdrced her lo deliver Up tho whole of her vnluable charge, to the decn mortifica tion 6T'her husband and co-patlner. Tho money was then conveyed to the Rev. Mr Chnuvel, by whom it was token lo a magis tralc in the neighborhood, in whoso charge it now is. In the menu time the other "lucky tjnes" were displaying their boasted gains in hands lull, and a brewer in the neighborhood bought several of llic nieces at the rote of 12s. each; he soon found a competitor at 13s. each nnd by tho next morning a foreign ser vant, who lived with a gentleman in the vil lage, staled the real valuiv so that no bar gains could again be had on such advantage ous terms. Several hearing of the claims of lhe,Parsqn( kept.ihcir.own .counsel ; oth ers came up to town on Monday nnd sold the coin at fair value lo the bullion dealers while one or Iwo altogether retired from tho chance of immediate inquiry. Under theso circumstances, it is impossible to collect the precise amount found, but from what wo hear it cannot fall much short of the sum we have staled, The parson still assorts thai the whole belongs lo him ; but thero can be no doubt he has no legal claim to a ny pnit of it, ns, if an owner cannot bo found, it properly belongs to the crown. It is not likely, however,, with the exception of the sum taken from the coachman s wife, that much of it will be forthcoming for any legitimate purpose hereafter. Mr Chauvel, however, we near, intends to try the ques tion how far his claim is tenable a point which his servants are determined to contest. We have seen some of the coins, which aro perfectly fresh, and in good condition, nnd are supposed lo have been buried by nn ec cenlric""?oreigner, who lived some years since near Stanmore, was known to bo weal thy, has gone abroad nnd hns not since been heard of. A few years back a foreigner ar rived at Stanmore, and was engaged' with 4 men for nearly a fori nig lit in searching for treasure in the same field; but withoutsuc-ri-ss. It is supposed .the original depositor had described the place, but not with suffi cient accuracy to guide his agent, who went away much depressed, intimating his suspi cions that the farmer -who rented the field had forestalled him. From the New York Journal of Commerce. Distressing shipicreek. The annexed par ticulars of the wreck of the Br. ship'Francis Spnight, present a seiics of suffering too hoirible even to bo dreamed of. She left St. John, N. B, for Limerick, on, thc 24th Nov.- and on the 3d of, -Dcc?"wh;le.i)yH.tp -. under a close reefed mizen top sail, alio cap-' sized, but by cutting awny the masts, sbo righted, but three of the crew were lost not u particle of piovisions or water were to bo had. and from the 3d to the 22d thev- suffered tortures loo horrible lo describe, nml on that day, O'Biicn, Gorham, Bchnm, and Hums, lour ot the hands, died, raving Irom thiistand starvation. On ihe afternoon of thai day, they were taken off theHvreck by tho brig Angerouia, Captain Gillard, from Newfoundland for reignmouth, to whoso kindness and attention, they are indebted for their lives. When tho AngOronia fell in with them, they foond only the captain, mute, and nine ol the crew, and most horrid lo relato tiro quarters of a human tody, which too plainly told to what extremity they had been reduced. Enduring for five days total ab stinence, distracting thirst nnd craving hun ger prompted nl lost the adoption of their last resource, nnd of casting lots for n victim to be bled to deuth, and eaten. The first lot fell on tho Captain's boy, a finu youth l years old and afterwards another lad ami a man suffered, on which they subsisted live days. The fourth lot had beeu cast it tell on tho mate, and the ensuing day tho day of the morning on which his fate, would have been scaled by death, the Apgcroniu relieved Ihem. On landing, their appear ance wns most distressing. The. captain says he wus when happily relieved, in the act of eating tho, liver and brains of his ap prentice, A Wretch worst than a Brute! Hor rid death of an infant. Bell's Messenger of 27th of February, contains the particulars of tho mosl distressing death that human in genuity could invent. An infant only 17 months old was actually murderd by its own mother who gave it boilin; water to drink ! I Tho monster mother is nu Irish beggar wo man named Sullivan ; she had been con stantly in the habit of ill-using her infant, and had savcral times been heard to say that she wished it dead or out of tho way. On the morning of its death, she went out anil left the babe in the room alone, nud on her return she iiiformed the people of the houso that it had drunk some boiling water from n teakettlo on tho hob II It wns however shown to bo utterly impossible Unit the child -could huvu reached the tea-kettle in tho place where it stood, and oven had the keltlo been in ils way, the fact of its being hot would have deterred an infant from tnking hold of it. Tho mother was committed for examination, Tit fok stomied Jit Tat. A gentleman travelling, ... I ? TIT- Jt. . ... n public nouso in tvinunam, Conn, nnd was ushered by the lnndlndy, into a parlor kept for tho best company. The gentleman noticing un elegant clock in tho room, stepped up to it in order to regu Into his watch ; but discovered that.it, wanted its most useful quality, that is, motion, nnd turning to tho lady, remarked thnt.it did not go. No si.-, said she, it is like, ,a great ma. uy men, it has no brains, And also like mapy women in a" similar situation, retorted the gentleman, it has a very pretty face,