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Stipulate for a pittance of which the poverty of his
HOTcrnmcnt has taught him not to expect. All that
be expects beyond the legitimate and honorable spoils
f victory u a supply of the necessaries of war am-
munition and provisions. Our own pastures afford
in the greatest abundance the most importnnt article
of provisions that an army can have which can be
obtained without the advance of a dollar and the
country of the enemy abounds in the same necessary
which can neither be destroyed nor removed without
i'f.2 reach of our troops.
In relation to the manner of raising troops to com-
posa the army of offensive operations the Committee
nponfull consideration of the wboleaestioii are of
opinion that the most etnncfftaM equitable plan that
oan be devised is a call upon each county in the Re-
public for a number fairly- proportioned to its capa-
city and papulation. SmordisuAttn d discipline
are essential to the efficiency of an army and these
ean bs expected in tee highest perfection when men
are embodied and called to the field under the sanction
of law. The war in which we are engaged is a" na-
tional one and success will bring national blessings
and defeat national calamities ! The interest at stake
a common interest and the burthens of war should
therefore be as equally distributed among. our citizens
aj possible. That confidence which is always in-
spired by the kuowledgcof concert of action a sense
of common interests and common danger and com-
mon responsibility will be weakened and perhaps
destroyed unless there is a guaranty inai every sec-
tion of the country and every class of citizens will be
called upon to perform their equal share of duties
Without this guaranty suspicions and jealousies will
spring up each section of the country will be writ-
ing for other sections to act and individuals however
patriotic will be disposed to risk their lives and en-
counter toils which others who have a deeper interest
at stake are likely to avoid unless constrained by au-
thority. The most lofty patriotism and the. most
ardent courage may be rendered unavailing for the
want of suppoft and damped for the want of confi-
dence that such support will be forthcoming. Those
who would be willing and joyful to enlist under the
banner of their country and ready to stand by it thro'
hardships and danger unassured that a number in-
sufficient to ensure success would likewise voluntari-
ly enlist would delay their preparations for a cam-
paign until the auspicious hour shall have passed
nnd the loss of confidence and concert shall have pro-
duced a discouraging failure.
The Committee arc of opinion therefore that a
nail upon every county in the Republic for a just and
equitable proportion of troops is the only certain
method of ensuring success in the formation and su
bordination of an army all other plans are liable
more or less to uncertainty and likely to prove abor-
tive. The Committee recommend howevei that an op-
portunity be offered for volunteers and that the young
and the brave of our land be called to rally around
the standard of their country in this 'national crisis j
The knowledge that a rtrMt must take place in the
-event that a sufficient number of volunteers are not
obtained will be a powerful incentive to induce those
whose business and avocations will not readily per-
mit their absence from their homes to aid with their
exertions and means in raising equipping and furn-
ishing volunteer companies.
The committee therefore recommend the passage
of the bill herewith submitted as a substitute for the
joint resolution referred to them.
ISAAC VAN ZANDT
WILLIAM E. JONES
JOHN W. DANCY
CHARLES H. RAYMOND
WILLIAM L. HUNTER
" At the age of one and twtntv vcars. Morlev
Ehrenstein or Emstein. as it had been ccnliacted a
gentleman descended as his u-une evinces from almoment drew back the glitterm veil with whicl
warn nlrl !!... t 1. i it . I I . " - . . ...
very old German family who hrd made thefnteivra
jj . ... - - -
a nome in a foreign land some three centuries before
sat in one of Ihr large chambers of an English
country-house not many miles from the town of
uoncaster. XSo one tenanted the chamber but him-
self and though it was a cheeiful day of summer. and
the room was one of a bright and sunny aspect there
was a degree of melancholy on the young man s
countenance which might be difficult to account for
it we did not look a little into his heart and pause for
a moment on his previous history. Let him gaze
then at the ceiling and study the quaint arabesques
into which the plaster ot Paris had been drawn; let
him lean his head upon his hand and examine the
pretty nothings with which his table is covered; let
him gaze out of the window into the far distance as
if he were about to paint a portrait of the weather-
cock on the village church ; but let you and I dear
reader first put our friend into a microscope and
note down exactly every limb and feature and sinew
af if e were" true Kubys anatomising a moth; aud
then let us' look in some of the old almanacs to dis
cover some of the anteceuts of his present state.
The young man then of wham we speak was
above the middle height powerful in limb and tho'
so young with but little ofthe slightness of youth re-
maining. Health and strength and activity were to
be traced in every swelling muscle nnd those who re
gard what is merely corporeal might well pronounce
him a fine animal even when at rest. When in ac-
tivity however when hunting swimming leaping
or performing any of those rude exercises whereof
Englishmen are so fond and also so proud with the
glowing cheek and expanded nostril the flashing eve
and the strong rounded oullineof every limb he look-
ed like a fierce young horse before the bit hnstatight
it the force of any other power than its own strength.
in every moment oi excitement the animal spirit the
sp.ril of the flesh started up strong and bold within
him; his veins seemed to be filled with molten fire
his heart to be full of eagerness and impetuosity his
whole mind one active enthusiasm. He felt within
him a thirst for unceasing attinn of anv and every
kind and had it not been for certain qualities which
we shall notice hereafter he would have been merely
one of those who look upon all things round them a's
objects on which to employ their reckless energy
and life itself but as a child's plaything.
He wis young dear reader very young and had
neither learnedTrom the bitter leaching of years nor
from any sudden and sadexnerience. that the face
must be as it were a veil to hide the countenance of
the heart. T.iere are. few men who reach thirty
without more or lets becoming hypocrites and still
fewer women; at least as fsras the expression or the
features goes. There art some with whom the wa-
ters of time are like those of certain snrinrrt. and rra-
dually petrify the face into t mask. There are others
who "retain the pliab'ility of features but reverse the
action; cover hate and sorrow with a smile or con-
ceaijoy and satisfaction with an air of icy indiffer-
ence. There are some endorsed by nature with linea-
ments of marble and some who bv habit and by art
form for themselves an India-rubber countenance
which will stretch to whatsoever they require.
Morley Eenstein was none of these. He wan very
young as we have said and nature had made his
jui now sn spoke aloud. It was af a warning
at the gates ot life : it was as if some hand for u
pale reality cove's her wrinkled front and had
shown him instead of the bright young features
he expected to see nothing but deformity and ago.
Unhappy is it at the time most unhappy for the
man in whose mind age and youth can change
places even for an hour. God wills it. while we
are young to view things yonngly and when the
thoughts of age force themselves uoon us in vouth.
we arc like the living clasped in the cold arms of
Such then were the sensations of Morley Ern
stein as he sat in lhe house of his fitthers mas-
ter thereof master of himself master of fottune.
station youth strength and expectation ! Oh. how
he had longed for that hour I What bright visions
had risen before his eyes of enjoyment to come!
How he hail strode in itnagination over e-ery field
now he had visited every cottage hoiv he had con-
soled the old servants for his long abs nee how h
had made in fancy every change that he hud devis'-d
in boyhood. He had dnamedbrightdnams. though
mos innocent ones; and now the dream was accom-
plished he was there whh no'.hir.j; but his o-n
will to control him in any act ! Y-s. the dream was
accomplished but i' was ended too ! Win never we
grasp life's flowers with too hot a hand they are sure
to wither almost ere they reach our bosom. He had
not felt as much joy as he had expected; he had btn
happy certainly but he had discovered tbut even hap-
piness is not the bright thing he hod though: it; and
now he sat and mused the spirit of the soul st-eming
to tell him. that thus he would still find it throughout
the whole of life; that there is a rich ingredient want-
ing in the cup of mortal ioy which can never be. found
There was a dull oppression on his heart that he
could not account for; there was a voice rang in his
ear telling of the emptiness of all human things
" But a few years ago" he thought " here moved
my father tilled with plans and purposes hopes and
-xpct tatiuns here crowded round him the gay the
bright the. beautiful the wise the good here honor
waited wealth supported renown followed him
here too my mother spent days of joy and sorrow
here she looked with tenderness upon my cradle
here she watched with pride my growing years
here she often Hiked of the bright future with her
beloved son. And they are both gone; their sha
dows no longer cross th household floor; the toof
tree no longer echoes'back their voires; their tongues
are silent and their'smiles are cqjd; and the place
w here they once dwelt now knows them no more.
Thus too shall it be with me ere many years have
passed; my.toys. my hopes my affections shall soon
be in the dust with theirs."
I ei-t tiith mud they were by Golly. So a c"ap
stpl up they call'd a quire and told the gals they
had better go inlaw a little rume and scrupe the mull
off ual. they did and wen 'hey cum out they look'd
sorter streaked tiny did by Golly Arter a spell I
went up tew n chap that was dress'd in soger Kej;e-
mentilsai d mnr'ea perlitL- bow siid koV rfe'ye dew.
so. he s'd nothin. how tie ye dew agin savs 1. so. r.e
never budged but store stock still I g'ss that warn'.
perlite no how so I ax'd the squire if it warnt Gin-
eral Jnrkson he g'd no. its General Washington so
sed I you belter interduse me. so says he ye tarnal
critter its nothin but uax I voV says I he lukesas
large as I if and twice as natural for he had a soger
cote on ml a cockade on the side of his hat as big as a
dinner plate wal we sorter luk'd around a spell and
told thp gals we'd belter be a goin for it was sorter
late long past mi I kin time so they sed they gess'd
they had I vow tew death I wish I had my shillin
back agin so gist as we got tew th dorc the tarnel
critter hod gone with the go-Cart and it nas rainin
like all creation so I tuk'd my gal i.hder my arm
andtuk her hum so no more at present but remain
Such were his thoughts as he sat there though the
room was full of sunshine though the objects before
hi3 eyes were bright though one-and twenty years
were all that he had numbered. Judge then dear
reader whether the spirit of the soul was not strong
within him thus to rise and reprove the animal
spirit even at the very threshold of youth. Each
was indcrd powerful the elemenis of earthly and
immortal existence had been poured into him pro
fusely; the eager impassioned vehement being of
this world was met by the calm grand mysterious
essence of a higher sphere; and sometimes the impe-
Fca THE NdaTHCMt Standabd.
Sleepy Hollow Sept. 20th 1842.
Mr Editor lam awarethatthe wantof time has
prevented thvruipt of your exchange papers hence
the introduction in th- columns of the Standard of a
species of light rending: so while you are lying at
ease to learn what othtrsare doing here goes or my
share of the nonsense. I have been trying to give
yod the patiicular incidents of a buffalo" hunt bull
cannot proceed further than the Sabine. I have tried
in vain every rflbit has been unsuccessful and I had
abandoned the idea until IreadthenreductiinofPaul
Pry ill the standard that masterly piece cheered me
on nnd if you will do me the kindmss to present my
respects to Mr. Paul Pry and ask for me. the use of
his word spludge. 1 will try and proceed nt once as
that will enable me to effect a crossing Mow sir. ac-
cording to my understanding spludge is not npplica
leto mental xertion at all asking his pardon how-
ever foran honest difference of opinion; imagine to
yourself that you had a tremendous iwampor bayou
to cross with no log bridge or boat here I think
spludeo would but apply you go in on horse buck
and come out a foot on the opposi e side find your
norse struggling in mud and water about 5 or b leet
in depth with the bridle nnd other tackle under his
feet he finally get out with the saddle suspended un
der him by the circingle minus saddle-bags and great
coat you then roll up your sleeves and lake dog fer
riage to obtain the aiticles missing dragging them
out completely astonished at your own mighty efforts
then I should say you had spludged it uhd as soon as
I am permitted to use the word I will send forth such
a dish of nonsense as will astonish Paul Pry or any
ofthe faculty. VINDEX. '
! papers that John L. Dorsey Esq. bearer of despatch-
es from Mexico to our government arrived in that
city on the 24th instant via Key West and Pensacola
having left V ra Cruz on the 17th ult.
Tho despatches (says the Savanah Republican jars
ofa very in portant character in relation t"6 our diffi-
culties with Mexico. When Mr. D. left great excite-
ment prevailed towards the Government ofthe United
Slates A proclamation was issued the day before
his departure ofa most violent and inflamatory char'
ncter calling upon the citizens to unite and resist rirtf
aggrtssions ofthe United States denouncing our citi-
zens as thieves robbers and scoundrels who are desi-
rous to overthrow their religion plunder their chirr-
ehes and prostitute their wives and daughters.
Mr. Webster's letter in reply to Mr. Bocantgra
.Minister ofExterior Relations in Meicohadnot reach
ed there when Mr. D. left. From the hostility dis-
played by the officers of the Mexican Government
towards the American residents in that country Mr
D says he should not be surprised if the tune of Mr'
Webster's letter should induce the Mezican Govern'
ment to expel them.
A day or two previous to Mr. Dorsey departure
Mr. Bocanegra resigned his seatasa member of tht
Cabinet and was succeeded by Mr. Al.iman former-
ly Minister ofExterior Relations under the Emperor
We" see by the Picayune ofthe 5th September that
Yellow Fever prevailed in New Orleansto a limited
extent it prevails among the transient and unacclima-
ted population. It has assumed nothing of an pidemi
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looks the reflection of all that passed in his heart. tuous energy ofthe one sometimes the stern majVsty
His face was as a clear stream through which one of the other trained the victory and ruled the course
THE TENANTS OF THE HEART.
BY O. t. ft. JAMIS ESQ.
Author of " Richelieu" " The Ancient Regime'
" The Jacquerie" Ac Ac
This is probably the best imaginative wotk of one
of the best writers ofthe present day; one who has
bad few if any superiors in his line in any day.
The seopcand the mo'al tone of his works are uni-
formly good and there is a warmth and fullness of
feeling and a genuine goodness of heart displaying
itself in every chapter which n.ako his works eager-
ly sought for and creste with the reader a personal
friendship for the author himself. There is not mere-
ly abstract intellect in his works but there is hu-
manity and kindly feeling and natural charity so
intermingled with all his plots as to make one in-
evitably think ofthe author as he reads the creation
of his fancy. Mr. James' writings however need
no eulogy from us their reputatioh is established
and the extracts which we give to-day are of them-
selves sufficient to show bis power his style and in
same measure his own personal character.
We shall commence by giving a part of the pre-
face to this work in whieh he explains a rulo which
he hasal vays adhered to and which give to his works
in the estimation of the good and the virtuous addi-
" In adhering to truth of delineation however and
making the hero of the ta! though endowed with
many high qualities and guarded by very strong
princples but a fallible human being I hare avoid-
ed depicting scenes of vice though I hare been
obliged to glance at their existence. I ma- be wrong
and the judgment of many very excellent writers is
against me I know; but still I cannot help thinking
that no moral ean be sufficiently strong and over
powering to counteract the evil which is produced by
familiarizing the mind especially in j'outh. with the
.details of guilty passion. It is against all my own
interests as a writer thus to abstain for I narrow my
own field and cut myself off from a thousand topics
of deep interest from a thousand sources of the ter
rible the moving and the sublime. But though fully
nware of the disadvantage to myself and knowing
that it requires tenfold exertions if not tenfold powers
of mind to produce with the materials which I allow-
ed myself the same emotions in my readers which
others less reserved accomplish with ease I took my
resolution early have still adhered to it and shall not
swerve from it now."
The hero of the tale is a young and high born
Englishman rich high spirited and full of that elas
ticity which accompanies youth which has high as-
epirations extensive means and the conventional
power which birth grves iti okl aod kingly gervern-
:ir;uf Htp Yt u'.
sees to the very bottom. He had never learned to
rule its expressions and those impulses which were
but too apt to sway his actions had still more power
over his countenance.
Why then did he now look so sad ? Women will
magine that he was in love for they are all inclined
to say with Alfred de Mussel that
"Lav:tiiusoramii l'.imouren tt le reTe."
Men but especHil'y Frenchmen mav bo inclined
to suppose with Ba'zic's rambler when thev first
I beheld Raphael that there was. under his melancholy
aspect "quelque horrible mystcne; and imagine it
proceeded from some "douleur inouie " Neither of
these suppositions however would be correct. There
was no one point in his history or situation that
should have produced any thing like glooi
Morlev Emstein was born to wealth and honor;
his father had died early leaving but one child to the
care ofa fond but wise mother who though young
and beautiful at her husband's death kept through-
cut the rest of her life the colors of mourning in her
garmems and in her heart Some six years before
the time of which we now speak. sh too had left this
world for another state of being and her son had
fallen into the hands of guardians somewhat strict.
but still prudent and kind. They had seen that his
talents were great that his mind approached if it did
not absolutely reach the height of genius and they
had taken care that it should have such cultivation a-
lhe land afforded. They were as conscientious with
lhe young baronet's property as with r is intellect; and
the old family-house had been left id the care of two
faithful good women who had withered in the service
of his ancestors and who now showed themselves
scrupulous in maintaining every thing in the same
precise order and clean propiiety which had been
kept up during the life ofthe lady ofthe mansion.
The guardians of Morley Ernstein had resisted all
his entreaties to let him pass the vacations of school
and college in his ancestral house; but on the day
that he was one-and-twcnty.a carriage and four horses
were at thedoor of his temporary abod before six in
the morning nnd ere night he was in the dwelling of
his youth. Everything hid been prepared to receive
him and he had hastened from room to Toom while
all the moonlight joy of memory lit up each cham-
ber with associations from the past He slept lit
tle and rose on the following day. to go through
the accounts of guardians and exerniors. and he
ronni as paper arter paper was laid before him.
new cause to applaud their care and wisdom
new reason to look upon his situation as one of
the brightest that man could fill. The. subsequent
night he s'ept soundly: but now. when he tosp
on the day we have mentioned which was the
one that succeeded he sat in the large drawing-
room where his mother used to pass the morning
with his head resting on hia hand the broad fine
forehead contracted the brnjht dark eyes full of
melancholy the corners of his mouth turned down
gazing at things he did not sep and forgetting nil
the bright expectations of youih. and all the iovs
that hope had spread out beforp him.
Of what was it that he thought ? Was it of
his mother? Not Time had healed the only
wound that fate within his own memory had in-
flicted on him; and his thoughts were of no ex-
ternal kind whatever. It was that the roirlt af
the toul then for the firs time made her voice
To be continued.
For the Standard.
Stonincton. August 1st 1842. )
Way down Eait.
How riVye dew again Gist about the tine 1 fin-
ish'd 'tuther letter the gal called me tew breakfast so.
I went in and take ascteln an arm chare that luk'd
gist like aunt Ruth's bithin tub-I dew say sich sites.
it rltil lfa nttmin nitnr all tjtitr npcM lhra it-aa
I miu wtv iiuiuiii ..u.ui i.i w. d ..l. 1J
hummade bred and Iagen cakes and the way I did A friend who has lately been through the princi-
stick laisiss over 'cm now nnd put 'pro away was a sin i pal portions of this county north of the Sulphur has
OCTOBER 1 1842.
E7 Wm. T. .YIj.ntcomut Esq. nill ttiend to myluai-
ne durine mj absence from town and will rccrirt and re-
ceipt for subtcripiiuna to the Standard.
Clarkivillt Sept. 6 1812. CHARLES DE MOUSE.
The absence ofthe Fditorroen. must be our ex
cuse for the Isck of the usual quantity of editorial
Good Picki.ho. On the plantation of Mr. L. Hop-
kins near town a few days since two boys picked
G07 pounds of clean merchantable cotton in one day
oue picked 306 the other 301.
tew nobody by Golly 1 So. I ax'd the gal that set at
the hedof the table tew gin meo cup ofcoffe so she
I' t it sip inlew my lap 1 vow it was warmer than aunt
Debrcrs warmin pan for that wus so hot ye cud see
satin in it I gess I look'd at red as a bilt btte in the
face and felt as if my trowscrs was full of fleas so says
she ye'd better take some mote no I gess not 111
tnke the ballanccout in Ingen cakes 1 reckon; so. I
stow'u away a bull lode on em and made a perlite
bow and left with my notions for fulton market all
sufficient humin natur what a lot of notions I gess
there was enufftew fill dad's barn and celler tew. o.
1 met a chap and ax'd him il he did nt want tew tnde
nor nothin; l show d him a rarer and told him it was
fust rate 'twould wittlc the letle ende ofa pint down
tew nothin and wud cut a hair if ye'd hold bothe ends
on it so says I. I'll sell it tew ye chepe so say he.
IMIginyetewshillins Yo'k munny dun says I so
we traded and I gess I made wun ansevrn pence for
it only cost five cents; the blade was madeofpeuter
and the handle was made of pine stuck on with glue.
to I RC3S I'd done sorter well for wun day as dad
usd tew say wen hed kill a skunk aioreHuakfasl
well I started for bum where I tuk up borde on the
warf as I went along thp street that Inks lik'-a horses
shu I met Jobe PerLms rite from hum. savs I Jobe
how de-'ye dew says Jobe what on arth brout ye ten
New York so says I. dads old horse Danger'.iones.
and the Ingin Stupe Ruth I gess I told him I left
dad lew cum away offtrading so says he ye'd better
cum and go with me I ti-ts for I'm goin tew Texis
I want tew know says I arm yeaf rd ofthe Mex;kins
and Ingms so fur from hum I gess there arnt many
on em about them ere parts a burnt child ye know
nal I reckon I know what ye meen. so says I. I
gess if IslI! all my notions I'll go tew done says
Jobe wal 1 got hum and tide my wun and seven-
pence up in a letle bag cusin Soph gin me wen I I ft
dad for it was made out on aunt Ruth's b-gquilt so
the chap at tho house ax'd me if I wud'nt go tew the
museum what on arth fur. says I so says he ye'II
see all creation and a letle more L-revkcn 1 want tew
know says I well I gess I will to wc wn;cd till
we got supper and then got a sort ofa go ca it c. sum
sich thing we got a hull basket full of gals in it tew.
now says I if dad cud only see what a hger l was cut-
tin so.offwe puts gist like a streek of greased litenin
ye cud'nt see the critters tale fur dust till he got inten
Broadway and the tarnel thing cum down clnflnnk
rite intcw a mud puddle by Golly ! The gals tum-
bled head over heels intewthemud sosoch and ltum-
bled heels over head over the gals 1 did by Golly!
Wal. we got up and rig d the consarn all rite and got
down lew a large stun house thny call'd it Pelrs Mu-
seum wal the gal I tuk and I spliced tew shillins
and went in and I dew say. the folks did laffrite strate
out wen thev mw us and l la ft a mi t almost busted
kindly sent us the following statement ofthe amoui t
if Wheat grown this year and also the progressive
improvement of the quantity of other agricultural
"The quantity of Wh'at produced this season
amounts to about fourteen hundred bushels grown on
something like sixty-five acres of land making an
average of twenty-one bushels per acre. The cotton other gentlemen who were severely shocked tad
in cultivation is at itasi one-inira greater man mat oiisome oi mem even prosiraieu. in me camp occupi
i'rroiNTXXNT. William Bryan Esq has beta
appoi tid Consul for Texas in this city rtcc P.. Ed-
monds Esq. resigned. Mr. Bryan was the firtt gen-
eral agent of the Texan Government in this city and
with but a short intermission has held the office of
Consul since its recognition by the government ofthe
Unitid States. His appointment is a popular one.
Commerce or New Orleans. According to
Cook & Young's Prices Current to total value of
produc's of the interior brought to Now Orleans du-
ring tho twelve months ending 1st of August 1842
it estimated at 945.716000.
The receipt of cotton daring the same lime hart
amounted tr 740155 bales.
The sugar crop of last year about 90000 bhdr
The receipts of tobacco have amounted to 86000
hhd. most of them very large.
Of flour 439688 bbls. were received.
Ofpork946hhds. 244442 bbls. and 4051.600
lbs. unpackttl have been received.
Of bacon 22725 casks and 1288000 lbt. in balk. -Laid
74 hbds 18207 bbls. and 366694 kegs. 1
Grain Corn oats and wheat 240875 bbls. acd
388709 sacks of corn; 63281 bbls. and tasks of
oats; 134.8S6 bbls. wheat.
Whiskey 63.338 bbls.
Lead 472556 pigs.i
Molassrs 35 000 hhdf.
Dxathi BYlighTniko. A camp-muting itttL
At no lime since our connexion with the press tiM
tt fallen to our lot to record an occurrence of such ap-
palling interest a; that which we now hasten to opca.
On 3abb.ith night (7th August) at about) lOo'eloek
while religious exercises was going on nndertheshcl-
ter at Nelson's Camp Ground seen miles east of ihia
an amiable young lady Miss Mary Taylor danghltr
oi the late James P. 1 .yior of Carter county and a
young gentleman John C. Miller a student of Wash-
ington College whose parents reside in Rutheilord
county N. C. were struck dead by lightning so per-
fectly dead that no spark of the natural or animal life
remaintd. Meanwhile. David Gillespie. another ttn-
denl whose parents reside on Tennessee river below
Kingston was struck dead apparently and il is be-
lieved was only saved by the application cf cold wa-9
ter in great quantities while Miss Elizabeth Host of
this county was equally paralyzed and yet together
with Mr. Gillespie is not regarded at out of danger.
Besides these there were some five gentlemen utA
four ladies in the samecamp the camp occupied by
Jemes H Jones of this place most of whom were
struck to the ground and for a time at least wers
wholly unconscious of what had occurred. In the
camp occupied by the Preachers adjoining Mr.
Jones' on the North were two Clergyman and thre
1841 with a prospect of an increased yield ; and one-
fourth more corn has been cultivated."
The marked success ofthe cultivation of wheat in
this district of country affords us great pleasure and
we soon hope since the attention of our agricultural
friends has been turned to the production of this im-
portant grain to see enough cultivated to make us en
tirely indeperdentof foreign countries for this essen-
tial article of life. Wheat at present readily com-
mands two dollars per bushel and proves to the far
mers th most profitable crop that he can raise. The
wnnt of flouring establishments is at present severely
felt but these will doubtless be provided as soon as
the amount produced is sufficient to warrant the neces-
sary expend tures. This article however large the
increase n ill command good prices for years as a
large portion of country below will deal with us in
preference to the precarious iupplies derived from
New Orleans by the way of Rid River. The in-
creased attention which will K- paid to its culture
will doubtless greatly increaseits yield without much
interference with other agricultural pioducts.
hmrd ftrongly She might here whispered Wore mj hntr. for lb' gals were kicr'd from hra-l tcw
Our readers will perceive by the following para
graph that great excitement prevails against citizens
ofthe United States in Mexico Thedemi-barbarian
character of the Mexican people makes it much to be
fcaied that outrages ofthe most horrible kind will be
perpetrated upon the unoffending citizens of the Uni-
ted States before they can leave for another country
From all appearance should such outrages take
place the United States will speedily avenge them
There are now upon the Gulf of Mexico a Iarg-r
force of American vessels than at any period for the
last four or five years. Indeed the United States
without any further cause of aggression would be
justified in the sight of heaven and earth with relalia
ting in the most fearful manner upon them.
Fno.M Mrxtcn. Wo lenrn from lhe Savannah
ed by Mr. Piper's family on the South there wett
hve gentleman and four ladies three of whom fell to
the ground while the rest were sensibly af!ec:tL
The reader will bear in mind that these are half-faced
camps all three under one roof almost directly ia
the rear ofthe pulpit and separated one from the oth-
er by thin plank partitions some 20 30 and 40 feel
from the pulpit
There were supposed to be some five or six hun-&
dred persons under the shelter most of whom were
engaged in the exercises then going on while others'
perhaps had taken shelter from the rain. Nearly
this entire assembly felt sensibly the shock and so
(cry much indeed that no sooner had the report of
the thunder-stroke died away in thedistance than ons
long loud continued scream was heard in every di
rection. Perhaps a scene of more thrilling interest.
mingled with such glcom and terror was never wit-
nessed in this section of country !
In the cases of Miss Taylor and Mr. Miller who
exhibited no signs of life but were killed dead the
electric fluid seems to have entered the camp near tha
roof and to have continued down an oak scantling
constituting the door post slightly thiverir.g the door
post till it reached her head where its traces cease to
be visible. She was leaning against this post of tho
dour Miller stood facing her with bis left shoulder
against the other post and Gillespie between them
himself and Aliller having their arms around eaca
other's waists Gillespie's arm touching Miss Tay
lor's shoulder. In this position Gillespie and Miller
fell backward into the camp; and when an attempt
was made to separate them it was not without difnV
culty and even a second trial. Miss Hoss wassitting"
on the end ofa trunk near Miss Taylor and tumbled:
over between the trunk and the vr&l.-Jonttbor
A Distisocishkd Prisoner. 9enor J. Antonio.
Navarro one ofthe Texan Santa Fe commissioners
is still coufined in the celebrated Acordada city of
Mexico Being a Mexican by birth the leeiiilff
a gain t him is much stronger than against any of tho
other Texan prisoners hence his confinement iscon
tmued. At the time ofthe breaking cut ofthe Texan.
revolution he was a Senator in the Mexican Congress
from tha State? of Cohahtiila and Te:ns. He took
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