Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 27, Ed. 1, Wednesday, January 8, 1840 Page: 1 of 4
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HOUSTON, "WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8,-1840.
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leans; X S. Kell'ooo, .Booksellers; .Mobile; Botd & Soydam,
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fef focal beculiirines. ' Abstract essays, therefore, will not be desired
fl toSfftaSSSSawtrf theproductiorisof theState, themodes-of
' S the stock,the capabilitiesof the so. .the comparative adapta-
1 tionafierent portions'of the State to' different pursuits-and: all
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I be a universal farmer-but, as itsname imports, a 'IMiss Msippi P. -
j mrf'-promoari&'first and foremost, thespeciaf interest of ouron
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by any one individual, five copies will be furnished, andr larger
1 W?lb&;?to!i Itsedityrial
NI GREENE NORTH.
I a ,-.3 lnn fnrita nnirQ
. Jtavmond, Ml, August 1, 1839
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FF a r-nPffun'T. MAP- OF TEIlAS
W ILL"bepubHshed'theerisning'tSainmer,.and for sale by
September next, a Msp of the:Repubiic,of U'exas, .compi.ed from
the most recent andbeitauthonties. Ho pains will be spared
inmaking it the most accurate map that-can possibly beobtain-
ed The proprietors, Jesse T. Rwoel and Richard. S Hunt,
haWlelt fo'f New-Ycrlctb- hasteii tlfe.pubIicaionv ; '
inneU9 i ! ; . t ... w6,222-tf
vAa A-jres of land, for sale, situated on. the east bank of
OUU'th'e Colorado riveV.'fo'ur or five-miles above Bastrop,
andispartoftbe league granted to Jsaao .Harris, who lives on the
said'leaguS. " This lifaci has ; on it immense cedar timber .of the
bestkind.'.. - '' ."" ... ,, . '
i5r Judge Andrew Rabb of Fayette county,- is duly authonz-ed-tomaTce
title to'th'epu'rchaser.'.' i-nnTllrw T
.imavSaOlf . - G. BORDEN,. Jr.
B. - , ' J PRPCLAMAWOJX, ,, ., .
Vie President of the. JRcpuilic of Texas. Whereas, , liy the
corivention'entered intbtweenfthe government of the United
States and the Jtepublic of Texas, on themnty:nhday,qf-Aj
priirja tHelyear 'of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
thirtyieightj ltfwas'agfeea1th'at?Iercn'"of IKecontracting parties
shallontinue.to exerciseiiurisilictioin allgrritpry;qvei-,which
its'juris'dictionTias Kltiierto been exercised. , - ,. .
Now, theref .re, be it krib'writhaiilf.NlirabeariiB. Lamar, pres-
ident of the Republic of Texas, in order tojrevent a conflict or
jurisdiction In.' the- territory albrcskidi do'ordefan'd decree,- that
the civil and military (authoirities of jexas. refrain from exerci-
sing, of attempting to exercise, any jurisdiction, of; whatever pa-
ture, withitt'the'terr'ibry.iJverwh'ichlheiUnited States has hith-
erto exercised jurisdiction, nntilthe.bormdary.Jine-between the
i'T- 5 1 In testimony whereof,
WO XtEpuUllC& &uaii uc ucuuifcci? iuu " n0.-. -r- .
I hav& caused the. greaisuS
of the iRepublic tobe hereunto affixed.
J,Rit 'tWi Pr'piiipntr
- , rMIRABEAU B.- LAMAR.
David G.. Buenet, Acting SecTctaryoJ Stale. .
June 19 J ' ---.- -waw-u
NOTICE-On'e who caiVcdmmaud a little cash,may raake'a pro
"fitai.lo hjirmiin iviththesubscriber.for cleaning off thebrash &,
.imi,pr from a Dart of the town orHamsburg: Fprl!H?!3H"?' en
Mi;A-nt TTnrriRbnnr. of 'It - rA ol
i -A BRISCOE.
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institutions of the Republic ,
dec-4iw23&f :' -'N6v.23iyi839;
WM..E. SMITH, ,
SecvBoanl of Trustees.
S,-JlcmiMic of 7WJ UJunty oi ciarrisourg.
DCCESSI-N,of Wm, .Langthorp deceased; Notice is here-.
by'iven'tdallTiersbns'in'deb'ted"lb the late Tm.-Langthorp,
all persons having claims against the same arexequesied topre-sent-theinrp'rqperly
anthehticatedJor payment; '
a-iDeci 16,5. r.237-4t I. . ... k S..N. DOBIE.
2i JUaAy Moot VletMng.
Cases,'per'schr. Henry; for sale by
dec 10;w33tf, t : . THOMPSON &-BRAND..
OHOES. 6Vases" Baltimore-imade-shoes, ! just received, per
.Bkixs bleached ana .unbleached domestics, .lor sale.by
dec 10 w233tf iHOMrauii g nnnnu
8 Pacxaoes consisting, of Fancy Prints, Furniture Calico,
:CommotfPrints, Bed Ticking, Hosiery; &c. for sale i by
,,decl0w233tf - THOMPSON &.BRAND.
E'okdon' Brown Stout. 30 casks, pints and quarts,, just re-
ceivedper schconerHenryand forsaleby
o ln.nrSXttt . .1 -r lUUmrou.i .irtt.
rnHE Subset ibersefier for salethecargo ol.thi schooner Lau-
'LJi tb Vfipnyii from Baltimore; now landing at the new house
of Col. Rhodes, consisting of -;' , .W '
lOObrls Snperfine Flour, extra Quality, 200 boxes Claret W.ine,
'lUO-'do old Kye-wnisKeyy "' V.,
28 casks T:
s pale and dark Brandy, casj oerui,un,
10 hhds. Port Rico Sugar,
j ooxes UIB55,
15 do Tobacco,
100 Bacon Hams,
t4 pipes, superior HolUod-Gin,
D eights pale Sherry Wine, .
5 half pipes Maderia Wine,
40 kegs white Lead,
18 boxes Loaf Sugar;
6q4"xNewedford Sperm Gahdles,r9 lags Buck' ami Bird
'"CdeelO w233tf i'- '"- Shot;. '
xnSZLnA THOMPSON BRAND.,
TCastakie, General UroKer. vi i;anai sw new uhmdut
ji:i,vi. tf.t r,A nrirchaseoi real estate.-merchandize
produce,etc procute loans.and invest funds oninterest, makes
collections etc. ifiiingTesIdedthYee years In Texas, he is well
acquainted with the validity of tales and claims in that republic,
and when requested, willglvejadvice; and opinions relative to
the same. He will also translate, in French or English, all
:8panish grants and claims, will liquidate isuccessioas and
claims, perfect titles, locate land warrants, ana atienaio me an.
j:.i .rliol!iitTanst said remibiic. As he has ar. exten-
"irnnaintanre in that republic, he will be of great bnnrfit to
'purchasers bf lands, and others haying claims in' that counlry.
(J KOVl.ZU' WMIM
nvKrvifAi. AGRNCYcl the Citv tt , Austin, Texas,
Wsmscriber offers his services to the public a a general
"a'nt'fof the'bufcBase' arid sale of Land and land claims, and
.the location of landclatms.; . , . , .
tr.'!n.".M of ihi rlivof Austin from its oriein, and bein;
well aeqnainted with the local situation of all the lot, as well as
ihewhole tract of .land on .which the, .town is located, he posses-
'ses'co'nsiderable advantage in the way of Investing Hinds for
those -yhd may ba disposed to become interested in the new seat
ofgovernment,atthe sale ol lots which takes place in Notem-
berSext To persons who may intriist'fuhds to his care for in
Testmect.he -promises a. prompt attention to their business, and
'fle nas now on hand and for sale, 2340 acres ot land on the
Trinity river, opposite Fort Houston;, ,.
J '2Ieagtie! and labors frontingon the Guadaloupe river, forty
m!lo Irnm thl. nil v'of Antlln. nnrl nnr ihelOWn ol ' CCUiU.
1 league andliboi on the San Berna'rd.'below the town of
Several small tracts of land in the immediate vicinity of the
SeveraVeliglble building lots in the city of Austin.
Also, unloved land claimsof various descriptions and sizes.
Htmdm1 T Benedict &Co.
jUategerrfrt-Horton &. Clements.
t 'San AuciuHne Hnslaar Campbell andEW Cullen.
, SMlbytitf Hon JphtLM Hansford.
Aiufin D. G.Harnct, Vice l'rcuJ fit L Waller r"f'"n-
i jnent scent. JAMES BV RK Ii
7 iione atlne cuy-oi tiousion, uiis mira iwy w.j uuc, . "
thousand eigh't'huhdrEdandithirty-iiine.anil of tneindepen-
1 dence of Texas,,the fourth"., -
'- y..T - .. V-rl . .t. .i.'.'a J-l'..-r-T- A' Tfc Una
The following1 dramatic passage.is concerning' Gusta-
vus Vasa, when1 that' distinguished monarch took, refuge
from the Danish usufper'in Delacarlia.to'maturehis no-
ble plan for the deliverance of his country:
On the little hill just mentioned, stood a very ancient
habitation, of "so simple an architecture; that you would
have taken -it for a hind's cottage,-instead of a place that,
in times ofpld.had been'the'abode;of nobility.. It-consisted
of a long farm-like structure',, formed ,o7 fir, covefedin
a strange fashion with scales, andddd, .ornamental twist-
ingsinthe caryed wood.--But'the spot was hallowed by
the virtues of its heroic mistress,, "who saved, ,by her pre-
sence of mind, the life of, tho future deliverer of her
country. ; .
Gustavus, 'having, by "an ,'evil accident, been discovered
in the mines, bent his course towards thii.house, then in-
habited bya gentleman.of the! name,bf'Pearson,;whom ne
had kno'vvn in the armies of the late administrator. Here,
he hoped, from the obligation he. had formerly laid on tho
officer, that he should, at least nna a sate. retreat. . fear-
son rec.pivpd him. with everv mark of friendshin: nav.
treated him with that respect and submissibh'which noble
minds are proud to pay to the .truly great, when robbed ol
their external honors. He exclaitped with such vehe-
mence against the Danes, that' instead of awaiting a pio-
posal to take-up arms, offered, unasked, to try the spirit of
the mountaineers; and declared-thai himself and his vas-
sals would be, the first to, set an example, and turn out un
der the command of his.heloved general. Gustavus relied
on hiS'Word, and promising, not to; name, himself to. any,
wnile he was absent, some days mter,wards.saw Jfearsoa
leave the house to put His design.in "execution.
It was indeed a .design, and a black one. Under the
specious cloak ot a zealous attection lor uustavus, tnc
traitor was contriving his. ruin. The.hope of making his
court to the Danish tyrant, and the expectation of a large
revvard, induced.him to sacrifice his honor to his ambition,
and for the sake of a few ducats, violate the most sacred
aws of hospitality, by. betraying his guest. ,In pursuance
of that base- resolution, he.proceeded tcone ofChristiern's
officers commanding in the1 province,- and informed him
that Gustavus was his prisoner;, Haying(comrnitted lias
treachery, he had not the.co.urage-toacejhis victim, but
telling the Dane how to. surprise ,the Prince,-who, he
said, believed-hiraself-under the protection of a friend, he
pro'posad taking a wider circuit home,-.while they.appa-
rently unknown ito. ,liim, rifled it of-its" treasure; 'It will
bean easy matter,' said he, 'for not even;my wife knows
that itis'.Gustavus.' . '
The officer, at the head of a party of well-armed sol
diers, marched, directly to the lake; -The men invested
the house, while the leader; abruptly entering, found
Pearson's yvife,1 according to the fashion of those days, em
ployed m culinary preparations; At some distance trom
her; sat a young nanin a rustic garb; lopping off the
knots'from the broken branch' of a tree. The officertold
her he came in.KingChristiern's name" to demand the re-
bel 'Gustavus, who -he knew"1 was concealed under her
roof The'dauntless womati'never changed color, she im-
mediately guessed theriian whom her husband had in-
troduced as a miner's sbri'to be the Swedish hero. The
door was blocked up, by soldiers. .In unjinstant'she re-
plied) without once glancing "at'Gustavps, 'whe sat mo-
tionless with- surprise, ifvou mean the melancholy gent
leman my husband has had here'these two days, he has ,
2 . II...! -a.. .mC iHn mrA ... Ihi. A(hni a. na rtf
JUSl AvaiUcu uub imu iud nuuu, Ull U1U UtlJGl owe Ui
the hill. Some of these soldiers may 'readily seize him,
ashe has nOjarmsr with .him." r
The officer.'not susectingjthe easy simplicity of her
manner, 'ordered part.'of his men to' go inquest, of . him.
At that moment, suddenlv turning- her eves on Gustavus:
she-flew up. to him, and catching the 'stick out:'bfhis
hand, exclaimed, in to 'angry ypicb, junmanherly wretch!
'What, sit .before your belters?, Dott't'you see the Thing's
'officers' in the room? 'Get out of' my' sight, or .some of
them shall jnve you a drubbing! As she spoke, she
'struck him a blow ontheback;with.allher strength; and,
opening! a side door, 'there,,etjnto,the scullery, cried.
she;. 'it1isthe:fiitest.place for .such company!' and giving
nim,anoinepK,nqcir;8ne iiung me suck auer nimanasnur.
thedoor. 'Sure, added she in agreat heat, 'nqver, woman
was plagued witlr such.a lout! of a slave!'
""The officer..begged she .would. not disturb herselfon.
his account, but she, affecting great reverence for the King,,
and respect for hisfrepresentalive; prayedJiim to enter her
parlor, while she brought some'refreshments. The Dane
civilly complie'd; perhaps, glad' enough to get from the
sido of a shrew; and she immediately flew to Gustavus
whom she'nad bolted in,'-'and'by; means of a back passage,
conducted him in a moment to the'bank'of the lake, where
the fishers'. boats lay, and giving htm a direction to an hon-
est curate across the lake, comrijiUed him to Providence.
; l ;
What was life givento uxfor? Life was given to us
for other.and nobler purposes, than to wear away in day-
dreams! 'Tp encourage a healthy and enlarged syttem of
action; to help on the' great cause of social and moral improvement;-in
a word, to do our best in the stations assign-
ed us, to benefit our felbw creatures, so that when .the sun
sets, it may ileave awhile a trail.-of, light behind it; it was
for this we were sent into, the world,' and not, day by day,
hnur bv hour. to foster the erowth bf indolence, self-con
ceit and egotism'.
Cruelty to Horses.-. A man was tried on Friday in the
Criminal Coutt.of Philadelphia.ibr over-loadiner a horse.
and. found guilty., 'The. facts of the. case were stated as
follows Alogoftimber,;about 33 feet long and 16. inches
square,, was attached to;the axehfees ofa wagon,- and the
animal harnessed, to it. HernoVed off about threehun-
dred yards, andthen stopped. The defendant commenced
whipping;him,.and he .made several efforts to .proceed, but
was unable. TheLwhip was applied to the legs of the ani-
mal until the blood run down copiously. Another- ani-
mal vas;at length, attached, andjthe wagon driven away.
While the defendant was in the act of beatingthe horse,
several citizens remonstrated against his conduct, but he
retorted with abusive- language only. They procured
his arrest on the spot, and he was immediately after bound
over fo' appear al court. The Attorney General stated
that there was no precedent, for-a; prosecution of the kind,
but that he had no doubt it-was an offence at'cqminon law,
in which opinion the Court concurred. Baltimore
A Man, rescued from ,a Tiger by a Lion. A Birr cor-
respondent of the Publin Post, dating Friday, says:
Since I came hear I have' heard, an anecdote of one of
Barry's Lions, which shows the sagacity of that noble ani-
mal in a remarkable point ofview ' Those who visited
Berry's menagerie in Dublin, will remember that he had
two' lions and a tiger .tamed together in the same cage, and
.whilst exhibiting ;at Roscre.a.few days ago, the keeper of
these animalsiWhilst in the cageiwith them, missed his foot
and, fell upon the tiger which was asleep at tho time. The
animal became enraged, and jumping up caught the un-
fortunate man by the thigh. A thrill of horror pervaded
the hundred of spectators, who were visiting the exhi-
bition at the time, and the man's destruction was dremed
inevitable, when to the inexpressible joy ,'as well as amaze-
ment of all present, ihe lion snized'the tiger by the neck,
'and caused it at once to relinquish its hold, whilst the
man was dragged out ,ot his cage bleeding in a dreadiui
manner. He was immediately placed under the care af
Dr. Tynam of this town, and is now quite recovered.
Dr. Spurzlieim, strolling through a church-yard in
France, perceived a grave-digger tosiing up the earth,
among which were two or three skulls. The craniolo-
gist took one up, and, after considering it a little time, said,
"ah, this .was the skull of a philosopher."
"Very lik. sir wid the gravc-dgg- "fir I Jc -e it
is somewhat crAcksc."
' The following article "is .taken from a J number of the
Wi stminster Review. It cut's (the upper "classes of, Eng-
lish society, with rather too' much severity," for afternlhhat
has been-said by Churchill and other satirical 'poets, and
aftei all the declamation of the radical patty, there is one
poin t 'that. cannot be denied, to wit, that the English no-
bilitj r, generally 'speaking-, are as well, educated, as well
.infor med, and as richly endowed withthe gifts of nature,
as an y other class of men. It is a -fact, "too, ascertained
by thus- annals of the country, that the greatest military'com-
mand ers of England derived their origin' from the pala-
ces of the nobility. The greatest aduiirals, on the other
hand, have mostly had their birth in theipleb'eian or mid
dling- classes. This difference is accounted, for by the
pract ice which formerly prevailed of excludirigevery man
from the grade ofcommissioried.officer in the army who
was unable to purchase a commission, whilst'the road'to
prefr irment in the navy-wasopento all aspirants, wealthy
and poor, of noble and lowlv birth;
T .his satire of the Westminster Review is more appli-
cabli 2 to those who-wish to pass for an ar'istocracy-in'qur
own country, and who, in general, are without sense, tal
ents, or accomplishments of any kind.
I he annexed, passages are copied from, a Review of a
bool- : entitled "Thoughls.upon the -Aristocracy of Eng
land ," by Isaac Torankins.- Gent 5th edition.
O "f patrician taste in, literature and wit; of courts, cour
tiers vcourt-iesters, buffoonery, &c Mr. Isaac Tompkins
thus i speaketh; and his remarks will be lound not a little
ed"if ying' as well as'amusing.-
'-' That theirthe, Aristocracy's encouragement is con-
fine id to the vilest portion of the press, has long'ago.been
affi rmed, and is not denied. The respectable journals are
no favorite reading of' theirs. The newspaper that fear-.
less ily defends the right; that refuses to pander for the
her idlong passions of the multitude, or. cater for the vicious
api etite$ of the.selecter circles,.ahd does its duty alike re:
gai -dless'ot the hustings and. the boudoir; has little chance
of I .ying.on the satin-wood table,:'of being blotted .with un-
grr immatical illspelt.notes,vhalf bad English, half. worse
Fr ench, or of being-fondled by fingers that have just bro-
kei l a. goldrwax seal, on a grass-green paper. But:.more
esp ecially will it be excluded, possibly- .extruded, -from
tho se sacred haunts ofthe Corinthian order, if it convey
am i solid instruction upon a useful or important subject,
mt' resting to the species which the writers adorn, and the
pat .ricians do their best .to degrade. Even with the mbst
ref ined(finds no echo in such, minds; and if it be.used in
illi istrating an argumentor in pressing home thedemon-
str ation (whichjit often maybe,) the author isjeharged with
tre ating.a serious subject .lightly, ."and jesting where he
sbt ou!d reason. Broad humor,, descending 'to farce, is
thi utmost reach of their capacity; and. that is of no .value
in their eyes, unless it raises a laugh at a friend's expense.
So me who have. lived at .Court, and are.capablc of, better
thi ngs, say they carefullyeschav all jests; for princes take
su ch.things.as a personal. affroptr-as" raising the joker to
their ownt level,-byt calling pn.thenvto laugh'.with him.
Oi le kindof jest, indeed, never fails, to find favor in those
hi gh latitudes where the author is himself the subject of
th emerriment Buffoonery is a.denizen of aU courts, but
m ost commonly indigenous; and after the court's example
pa trician society is fashioned. ' It is not inthe.true.Aris-,
toi :ratic circles that anyone will adventure the, most harm-
le. is jest who would not pass for a jacobin or a, free-thinker.
He may make merry with the led .captain, or tho
huimble companion, -or possibly the chaplain-, (thoh. that
w. is rather in the olden time, before the FrenchWevolur
tio n had taught the upper orders' to, pay the homage rend-
er! jd by vice to virtue,; without acquiring piety dr,mor-
als;) Any other kind of wit rather. indicates, if tolerated,
tho it the adventurous individual has found, his way thither
fro m the lower latitudes of.the liberal party.' p. 19.
" 'Hypocricy thus described by a Prench writer,
wit,, anl n,obleman;' indeed a Duke; for. in France, where,
even under the absolute. monarchy, the claims of letters
and talents were .always admitted, the nobility cultivated
wi't add learning, ani were' a race infinitely superior to
ou r, own, in prop'ortion'as Iiteraryrmen were admitted into
thi iir society oamfooting of equality'."-
He.that attempts totcut with the bardcof a knife will
fai 1 in his object,, and cut his own fingers. The same
strength, .and patience that, rightlv applied, .would suffice
to loosen a knot, will, ifmisdirected only tighten it, Thus,
ra tional beings may be laid hold of the wrong way;- and
those who might have been useful are rendered mischiey-
ou s by calling into exercise their bad feelings and passions
in: stead of their best If you want to induce persons to do
an y good acticm, or to win them to goodness in general,
yem are much more likely, to" succeed by kindness than by
hairshness and reviling. .Even the worst of men, whom
neither threatenlngs. terrors, nor' inflictions could subdue.
hi i ve not been proof against the jsower of kindness.
John Wilkes. Lord Brougham's sketches of "Pub-
lic characters" "who flourished during the reign of George
the Third, are resumedin the Edinburgh 'Revieiv; The
two principal men, each of whom is drawn at fall length.
are the Earl of Shelbourne, and John Wilkes.'the last of
wnomis, not undeservedly, given up to general contempt
and abhorrence. Of Wilkes, we have tie following
graphic portrait. Corsair.
"Though of good manners, and even a winning ad-
dress, bis personal appearance was so revolting as to be
hardly human. High birth he could n boast ; for his
father' was a respectable distiller in Gerk'ehwell. Of j
fortune he had but a' moderata' share.-and it- was all snent
before he became a candidate for popuar favor ; and his
uucuui3uiiu;c3 ivcicsu nuiuuuusiy.uesptiniie, mai ne liveu
for vears on natrioiic subscrintions. Those mnrpuferlino-
qualities, of strict moral conduct, Tegular religious habits.
temperate and prudent behavior, regular industrious life
qualities which are generally Tetfuired of 'public men,
even' if more superficial accomplishments should be dis-
pensed with he had absolutely, nothing; and the most
flagrant violations of decency on moral as well as religi-
ous matters were committed, 'were Imown, were believed.
and were overlooked by tho multitude, in the person of
against one of his antagonistsa clerical gentleman, some
of these feelings of the Englih people in behalf of deco
rum, all which his' life was ast in openly violating. Of
the light, but very important accomplishments which fill
so promineut a place in he patriotic character, great
eloquence, and a strong-ani masculine style in writing, he
had but little. His compositions are more pointed than
nmverful: his witshinesfar morothnn hian.i:inn: nrlnw
and as a speaker, whci ho did speak, which was but
rarely, he showed indied some address, and much pre-
sence of mind; but nd1 foice, and produced hardlvanv
effect. Of his readiness, an 'anecdote is preserved, which
mav be worth relatirg. Mr. Luttrel and he were stand.
ing on the Brentfor hustings, when he asked his adver-
sary, privately, whrther he thought there were more fools
or rogues among he multitude of Wilkites spread out
before'them. ' I'l tell them what you say, andputan
end to' you,' saidthe colonel; but perceiving the threat
gavo Wilkes ni alarm, he added, "Surely you don't
mean to say thof you could stand here one hour after I
did so?' 'Why,' the answer was, 'you wold not be alive
one instant aftir." 'How so?' 'I should merely say it
was a fabrication, and they would dtstroy you in the
twinkling of an eye !' "
The Rejiewer allows that Wilkes possessed great
powers ofyvit and repartee; but this is hardly doing him
justice, forhe was by far the wittiest man of his age, per-
haps mojft so than any Englishman of whom wc have a
record. Foote was a cleverer buffoon, and Sheridan
Jihowrd 18 ts--W
I'-p -.1 -1-.
in urhr off hij clalwratr-d iokp; but
'!,, andncedt.d not to concoct n good
We have many instances of his match.'
less facility in Boswell. who records !Kow le conciliated'
the high toryJohnson, by his sparkling conversational
m -!:i.l.- .- -'-.! - .1 . r " -t :-'
puwcio. vjiuuun, ioo, iu lae'posinumous auiooiograpuy
prefixe'd' to Lord Sheffield's edition of his woTks; hasr
borne equally striking testimony 'to' h'is wit and' sarcasm;-
and hfs diverting squabble .with ;pafson Home; about the, '
"old clbthes'.'u'show that, when1 lie pleased, he couldVe
juskua.icauy ntui uis pen. xue.xieviewersays,. iviines
was a fair classical scholar:"' .he was more than this; he;"
was a first rate Latinist; 'that is to say, he had a perfect;
critical acquaintance with the niceties 'of the Roman au-'
thors, especially the poefs) whom he"dearly 'loved; and
late in life he published ah edition of his favbrite'Catullus. '
His knowledge of Gr"eekliterature,'thbugK,not profound,
was far from-contemptible: 'arid some -'great classical
schblarXwe forget his'nam'e. but'we think it was'Gilbert ";
Wo kefield, the. friend ofFbx,) who speht'a day with fiimC
ai.ine.isie.oi wignt, not jong-heiorejAis death, .expressea
suprise at the extent of his acquaintance with the orators,
nnd dramatists;of Greece., But here our panegyric, must .w
He was a heartless reprobate, who made a trade of polir
tics, and a deliberate systematic study of libertinism.
.Though one of the ugliest dogs in Christendom, with a
big chuckle head, white, glittering'black teeth, or. rather
tusks" , and an infernal squint that might have scared a.,.-
jjuusi;; jiKes, strange io say, was a prodigious iavorue
with women, and used often to boast that give him half an.
hour's use of his tongue, and he would supplant the handsomest-man
m'England in, the affections." of a ladyll
A rogue outwiiUd A. gentleman ,in .Massachusetts,
whose nameweTshallcallj Harden,, helct a note against a
knavfsh neighbor named Griffin, and whTcKhad Jiecorae,
as the'phrase.iSj'outlawed.."' Hrwasuhvyiling1 to"!! believe
Griffin scoundrel enough to defraud him) out ofthe tleHt,.
and had negleeted "to" compel h'ini.tq pay.it, althougli'he
was abundantly able., JTbe Iaw.js, wejbclieve.-that jlfa,
man acknowledges .himselfto be' mdebted'to.a'rierso'n.be-
fore evidencel'after "the.eipirSiipnbf the -period allpwedt ,
ligation to Harden with.nerfect ffeeornlwhenrio.onewas i
uresem: acnnowieuge .inai tne ,ueot .was justly QUC.ana y
- , "-1J 1"'- ' 'T J ' '-'
uckiaic uismicuiiuuuipayju ii,eveniuaiiy; put raaiuiain- .
ed the most. obstinate silence, when tberwere: inxorapanv :
,with a third person." Exnerience is" tna inronhet of events. .
naroen was.nnaiiy convinced-that Urimneant to cheat ,l
mm out oi.tneoneyjana.witnjrue ranKee sagacity set j-
about contrivmgjSome"! plan, to out jyit'hisneiglibor. He
called on Griffin one. morning witHihis sleigh, and invited j
Jjira to take a ride. During their hdethe old tpplc. ofthe" .
Why really, friend Gr1ffin,iit seems you pugStjb pay y
me ttik.8500;jtis,no,mcons'idrablesum!fo'rjatlfaj:m t
lose' o b'esureri have no, legal claim; oh voh, but time '
uus uui.iciiiuvcuiiu.iuuruiouugawuu. ; . ti
X will, payyous sooriw In rn.ak'e it convenient, said x
vjnmn. .mis, as.ypusay, a just aeot, ana,you snaunavei'
the money. ' ', :!; s", " "" .Jl d x ' " ' ? ' ;"
t intend to have the money,f.nd no.th'anks tbVour Hon-. .
esty, neither, -replied the other. Mr' Bierby, ypu have t
ucaiuiuiui-icuLaoyuui.putpusc-, j. ,
sleigh, suddenly collapsed, and the person of a deacon, of '
the parish presented itself 'to the eyes of the astonished C
Jl- f-l' iE w -J .1. . '.i--., ', , v-'
swicmer. uniuu paiuuenoie wnnouiiuiiner evasion,
Sensitiveness. It is a great mistake'in some peoplei'tb -"
iancy tnat u is aue to memseives to.uiKe up; ana lormaily
contradict efery; remark" derogatory to Uiernselves;':tvhich:
their eys may lighfupon,. of their ears hear. Tfieest
way to treat suck things, , is with silent coritem'nti fo'r'to.
notice them, is to acknowledge that 'you deem them vor-"
thyof'Tefutation.. "Yoti thus impugn your own character, '
ouu.eauuiso wu suueiueui ui uue enemy ill me eyes OI au
others. .,..''.' '
We have ever foun'd.it the safestand tliemost prudent:
way 'to pass over sucrilight matters. An uhcontradicferl
falsehood, in nine cases out of ienj is an nnlelieved ohej?
it, you give it credit and weight, There issomethlng nlea-'
santtoo, in disappoipting a popinjay, who may thinkhe J
hnQrlnnp Rnmptfiincr wb'iffh nlrht'tft-ntlrall, itmri'ra-LIV' J
Y.l)espatcL-- ' v. w r ,. - -
: ; C - ', -
Arkansas, Bar. Most of our lawyers are oldstagers,
who have known the country in its'infahcy; Oof? Judge
is a first-rate man, who; although'younghas raised) hirnV
self to his present station by his own industry. He has-
been every where arid seen everything i.e. of Western
life. He supported himself; while:obtaining his 'profes-
sion by shoving a keel boat, at seventy-five cents 'per, clay;
before that, by. diggings vaultsj has 'danced the war-tlance.
with the Cherokeesin Arkansas: shot deers,. bears. pan-)
thers.and suchftrash, in any quantityva3; they-'sayijhere;
tie loia.me mat ne naa Kiueu over nye nunarea aeer.--i
How that would make one of your eastern ; Judges stare! f
Speaking of Graves' answer to tbe IhvestigatingJcommirV
tee, that ','he Lad hardly ever -fired a ballet," &c: he saidl
that ifthe question had been:puttohim, he could in, truth.,
have replied that he had shot more-lead than any three
men in Kentucky could ljft'with.Ievers.
Many ofthe others too are old hunters; and in the eve-,
nings after the court adjourns, they spin out their wild
tales of border warfare, deer shooting, panther hunting,
&c &c. with an Indian fight," or stabbingmatch, by. way
cf spice, till bed time. I listen, and' enjoy it ranch.
Practice is much pleasant'enhere thaniat-Louisville', and
I have taken quite a fancy.tb the life Ilead. Western
correspondence Louisville Adv.
Age of the globe. In a conversation with Dr. Lardner.
stating how- much we were indebted to the discoveries, in
geology, .demonstrating the antiquity of trie earth, bejTe-,
plied that.we need not resorf.lo'geology toproveithe fictj.
for, as.it -regards the creation ofrthe-,heayenly bodies, it'
could not .be proved.that tne.flxed stars are at such an im
mense .distance, that notwithstanding light .moves at the
rate of one hundred thousand miles per, second, it would
take three hundred thousand,years for a rayofitto travel
through space ereit reached the earth: so that the, stairs
we now see must have been' created more than three hun-
dred thousand years. Pleasant Recollections of a Ditie-
tante, by Wm. Gardner.,
Quarrels. One of the most' easy, the most common ,
most perfectly foolish things in the world, is to quarrel, no.
matter witn wnom, man, woman or child; or upon what
pretence, provocation, or' occasion whatsoever. There is
no kind of necessity of it, and.no species, or degree of ben-
efit to be gained by it; and yet, stfange as the fact may be,
theologians 'quarrel; and politicians, lawyers, doctorsund
princes quarrel," and the. State,quarrelsj the church quar-
rels and nations quarrel, and tribes, men, women andchil-
Idren, dogs and cat's, birds and beasts, quarrel about all
mnnnaw nFthinrta nnr) nn nil wtnnn av aT rrrnirrts Ifnnw
ittUUtlCl UltUUlUllUVli Ull IlfUUUW UI UMUaiVfUJ. UAUV
thing in the world will make a man feel bad, except
pinching his fingers in the crack of thedoor, it is unques
tionably a quarrel. No. man evor fails, to think less of
himself after, than he did before one; it degrades hnn in
his own eyes and in the eyes of others; and wiat is worse,
blunts his sensibility to disgrace on the one hand, and in-
creases the power of passionate irritability on the other.
The truth is, the more quietly and peaceably we all get'
on together, the better; the better for ourselves, and the
better for those around us. In nine cases ou often, the
wisest course is, if a man cheat you, to quit dealing with
him; if he is abusive, quithis company; if he slanders you,
take care to live so nobody will believe him. Nomot;
ter who, he is, or how he misuses you, the wisest wav is'
just to let hirn alone-' for ihcrr is nothing-better than "this
cool, calm, quiet way ol dealing with the -wrongs "wcmct
for the collection ofa debt,, then the; cla!hu,1is Talidr-o)Jj-
erwise itmust.aenehdehirelyonlie honor of ihe debtor
Griffin was aware' that He helli the sta'ff j his 6wn",hand, I
and. he determined to use it He! would speak bf tHis.oK- .;
bevtre quackery. Someruhtism&ji wj distant awctif
docto wftrater. of th9 nool,of;.Bithesafl:whiEwit?
cureaIlcompl?inte,,itiaken.at theltimo whefe'Mgela
PaParentsprmg-, on which, occasion theldoefolfsfr
ua?SuPe manifested a; sympathy witH.the
went to,the:quack and cpmnlamed, ithat.;thqughtJie, -hid;
kept.hrs.eye constantly on thewatej.fowJi.ole'yearhQa
had never yetdiscoyered sjiythmgjJike the4 8gns. .ofjaaa
angelin-tho 'hn'ttU ".TKot'o "k,aL rj.r. ,
. w r.w 'i-m- WHUI
ea bottIe,and watch. it twell,,yor4H.see;the,cpmraotioB
h H"iiuivviuDaiuisin-wnn me wnturnithn-nnni rhon:
7,?!t,edrbXi-aSe'-' T'eVi bpaght .the .fAye-gnirieab
l"Q'."r.iuft adyised,'and.watched,itcloseiy for-thearigelrj.
until the day of .his death. ,(, r , t
Jte-urfon in-JHtavek How short is theJerthlyhistoA
ry.ofa familvl! ,A!few,vears. and ihmk wlinnro nn ,T. .
braced inAe famjlycicle will be.seated.r-The, chil-j
uicu, umv ine oDjecis oi tender soUciturJ,LwiU,go-fortlvtOi?
their respective statiqia;iathe;WorJ'1.A feyfjy.earsimtiro
and parents and.children willhave'pass'ed ;&way, tamcet
?.-?9Wle?'3-.. ' H9w4ajjpy:arftrittbe;thethdn
a Russian, in i Moscow, could not b?'su'fpassed m,"Lbnd6a r
or Paris.' .A?respectahle : rcfiing-marfeil senselessin'iES;,
treetfrorn;a'.fit,'.wlien afperson X-crowistehe'fbrJ,
ward, Alarming; '-'Ohi.-my;, master; j'my poof.masterln,;!
bemgobseryed.1to;pass a. coechstand.withMit stopping, tEe st
cheat was 'detected; but it was'tbb.laferfbV h'amritrirl 'toZ
&mxu; -''f f .-,5Tt
im. i q&iima
Evidences ofhard times. A newtheatre.to- enst half
million of dollarsj is5i tti&course o'ferectki'rrfn-N.Trofftj.
a new opera-hbose; to cost:S30Q"000, is fagiiaf ed senmisly-1
i'n,-.th'B quikeV cfty of suspensions' and a'nSwi (heatrecsngi"
gestedinburiown-goodlycity of shinj)lasters.iiwh5?TvjII3
say that.tfieseTare not strong syrdbtoms'olf lard timM?-e?
A gentleman, employed!aa jrishman-to-- trim a mimher!i
of fruit trees.. JFIe( went ont iotiejmorning, and o xi tuxning;!
at noon.jyai asted.wiieerfhhaVcomple
No, was the reply? but h'?MdJcrHihem,alVdqjra,'.andinrfI
going to trim them in the afternoon. , i. " "
' Real, THbaBiJRokANTic. An'anecdote has re
cently circnfated in the faubourg StUGermain, whfcB,
tested nnft'nnnthpr rnrnmilir fn 'n crr!o inrladrtiwnrthVr
. .... . ' f . t . 4.i- O .irTT1- . '". .Tt"J ?
tHeMontaguf.CaruletS.r tJVE '0
Master bfRegqests in the.cbu'neir.ptsta'fe, chance.to meett
Mme.de Mn-al in a drawing ro'cSiWitiioBtltnowTnff.lieK.
He though her a charmingjyomig'widawj (for.she.waiJ
a'widqvy,Jpaid ber assiduous ottentibn"ana. JoUowed'Set
everywhere,'' ,.Miiie sdeM ajpVoiaiiIisejrje,'Km
assiQuity.'responded tb.it in such a mhneras no ttb.de-; t
prive; hup of allhop'' A veryttywraanj ellware 1
herself by, p'fatracting'.the, mutbar'enof! of twoTo'eiwliS '
adored oneanoUierj, sShe- had cqntnyed to grre:.,taerf
youth -a fietUibus name with ;the, JitVrantheryomi
widbw'Ka'd.also.been" intrbdnced nndeTa false b"ne to"theL
Romeo, of thep oancil!.of.state. .Alljwas.procerfingjn ths
most Jprbsperous manner: the royera'meCradbrea'ona.
- t 'ml . . i-J 11.;. 1. - .au ! Llk.. J - '.i-
hoiye ver,:tHe 'trulH came iut ,', w'hMae!Sry'a5 liAmoL
aL'-mi'' vil ii:i-j.ijy.t.';t;-L t'iLi. li.-iriH: rza
Fr ".TJS'.'T SLkim tSFZS.lcr.
willingly 'have! made 'the. .firsf advances' tbwHs!a"fecon" t
ciliatiqnj.but Heareadeda "r epiilsa. The-handsomp.yridbw.j
on. the' other iani-pyf'uch!ofe,ecffo
in-hef; hea'r jbut.lionldonly Wrffothe.yeltafea'drai
beloved 'foe., ' NeitHef',bemgiJlmgipJmathe&
yahces; th'e intercourse wasjMp'ndetl'"iyid! Tsnjttdj.
inejancholf preyailed! on;,b)fh. jsidestl Ifdrt"lmtfL
bdweyer'the ybuthsjoveemed to.ve jvamshe'aijjf
made jbomfortbeiold. Hereditary 'haifei, "M'deSy,.
gave his whole attention tq.themwsmt .pending -bctweeAv
the.rarailies.1 !A'ftr .tKe VostespeTate"sert3,heroa
and' thereby ruined' !Rlme"de4t,5jThetom
widow, still lessTcohcerneJ about th'eirosioT.hJortnnf
than hart atuieconductof herjlate ,wprslper,iw.pre;
pariog,fo quit Papsv"and. rereJ:hto thafamilyjOlJierj
husband,,;wheri. 'Mi.deS-y waltedn-Ki) Ja Tiexgnatj
asfbhishment, and demanding herj"hand,-"assured h'er;thaiA
he had gained possession .of her propVjt'.ojlythat,!'
mightbe,abled restore .it'to .her. The ,mamage, tbblL
place, 8(days.ago,;at. the church of St, ToipdjAqmiUj
This,'store mayseem improbabl-.h'ut.wftciyWcAfoc
Us truth- Had it not .been afa-we.shoulhaye-.gvesj
it. a" less coihm'bif place 'denouimenVJ SujelytaRef, this the"
age ofchiyalry cannot be quite ohe by.PanJP,jpe"r;
, Hihis,ioivoealisis.r-If Weber haa'epptinjied .toljCom-j.
pose for bar "theatreehe" .would probably have succegd
in chastening thesfvle bf our singers. !On one occasTsSaT
he'said to .the.sing'ers JT am verjf sorry yna takaso, mujh,
troble. Qb,"nbt at all; was.thereply. .i Yes h"e,i added;"
for whv vbumk.da trooble.tb smg.so.rriany nofo'dafTafat
nptm de.book.; ' . ,v --, irv -ct
During thejate commercial crisis,, a commission mer-
chant who was some thousands. sJitri, stopd?in the'pbrtic.
f the Exchange'; in". a, brown studyjro'niwliicli.he yjjuT
awakened'by the chirping of two' spssrrpjys! S;viiicjlxt iiSeyr-,
near him. '. ', -; '' C1,' "
Happy creatures, said he, you. have, no acceptances Vto,"
No, said a loan' broker, who hadmoriey to,loari.dncer!i
tain securities and at certain ralesj but they KaTe'imsU
proyidefor.-iV: .6. paper. ' ' ' f
: , . -. -, , .. i . "
Political-history. Mr" Allen. Bradford of Bostorih'aV
in preparation a history ofthe government'oftHelJJniteS1
States-forfiftf years from 1789,the pefiodlif its'ofcanimi'
tion unddf the present constitution. Theditor ofthe Bos-
iti CrniZa wlin Iin nTnminwl'n fiaW-'riWA-M-Mui;l.
on Courier, "who has cxamineda paff bf theinahuscfipt,
DronouncesitnnauthenticandTaluablework.'4 -- A'
"f1 . -,
The Chicago Democrat, ofthe 30th ult states the ex-'
traordinary (almost'-incredible) factjrt.liat,:6n a late, visit to
the British Fort of Maiden, in Uppri' Canada, the editor
saw a large number of.negroes'jnITuirBritish nnifofmf
tha't he conversed with' several, -ana" all acknowledged '
'that'they had absconded from theSbuthafidwere helpr
ed by Abolitionistjf through Ohio. Th'eysafd.'fouVTiM'
lately arrived there from'Missouri. fwoffrom TeBrJesSe'
and five from Kentucky; and thai, in two provinces? Hhero1
were nearly three thousand colored troops!: "Whati'cop'
raent npon'theaBritish Governmentl Bla'ck:tfbbpslo'
keep an intelligent people in awel, 'We -vastly mistake
the spirit of th Southern peonle.;if th.ey sub'niif lb" tins
outrage upon their" nght3 by tiio British'lGbvernmen't'
It presents a sorisus question bolfawaysj bbth'.nsto'Cia,
da and as to Ohio. ' " '3
"'ftfffS)?, JP""1?. PFJpnase vtjte; BethesdasE
watert "tiK6?.0?!,"6. Pommotion3andKthe; coise-js
,Yi?aJ ??ed;;1)5trle:d youtay, sir?Sr,clatnie4!the:doctoK7
'Ajhalf-guinea. bottle," replied;the;patieritiFj lOlif-distac-r
counts.for it, said;the,quack; tha'halt gnihmhybal,
9?SJHW ?u?fi ofthe invaluabjeiter.f tha tft$ agititS
tion is harrf vTiPrrentiMo- tin Jr.. -:ii i...i . c.r
u -u 5ujiuv v lAjuiio iu say auy- lumg'UBOUt aaOlner
symptoinIaaies! dresses.- Bafc Athmeum. b t Vi
a : , - -. ,r - '- i . I i
wuugu luuiutivi.u uuu-iue,iesa auiaeiuicjriiwoiacn;,
lies, well known in th'e"atistocfatic world,, andbeajanft'j
tne names. mjo-r:Y ana "i-roi, wereseparateanotvOnljrij
by political.patredi Walsb" by .p'rJvate mteresta!&)Bir-
suit ol cteat rooment Dendiiwr between tham. ThRvftlS
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