Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, July 22, 1836, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated July 22, 1836 Page 1
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NOT THE CLOKY OF CJESAR; HUT THE WELFARE OF ROME. BY H.li. STACY. FRIDAY, JlJIiY 22, 1836. VOL. X Wo. 474. From (lie Knickerbocker, June Number. Extract from " ODDS AND ENDS." "Thomas, Thomas, did ynu bring my band box down from the ecliocl !" asked n low mid I thought young voice. "Yes licrn it if, Miss Smith,'' answered some one beyond the driver. The lady ascended the steps, nntl as the dim light from the Inrttnrn, which the coachman held in Ins hnnd, resting for a momciil on lier, I ft r hiimi) fimt mv eyes nnd then my neck to caich a glimpse of her face, but I was n nsnccr safij I, anil was only able to ascertain that Hie was small, of a slight figure, and that she wore a little cottage bonnet. Hut this was quite e nough. I have a theory about bonnets, and I had long previous laid it down as an nxinm. that n cotlngo bnnnct primt facie phades a pretty or at least a young face, while nice versa, an old or an ugly counte nance Fecks the deep shade of a "pike." The lady, then, was young. Of this I was eatisfii-cl, from the tones of her voice. She was pretty. Her bonnet settled that. And beyond, and ''belter than this, than these, than ail," she was unmarried. Don't yon recollect, reader, the man called her JViss Smith, when he answered her inquiries about the bandbox? "I have it," thought I; "what a dunce I was not to have surmised it before. There is a ladies' seminary in this city. She asked if her things had bcn brought down from "the school.'' She is some dear little creature, who resides within a days ride of the city, going to visit her pa rents. Her father has nut been able to leave his business to come for her, and her brothers are all off at college ; and as the stage passes the door of herparcnlal home, it has been thought safe for her to make the journey alone, l'oor little dear! it is too bad to make her leave her soft pillow nnd sweet, dreams, to ride alone with strangers" an such a night as this! Out I will be a protector to thee sweet flower. I will be in thee even as a father and a brother. The storm that rages without shall not chill thy young blood the winds which iiowl around us shall not "visit too roughly" thy tender, frame ; and if thy strength waxes faint, and fatigue or drowsiness overcome thee, thou shall close thine eyes and rest thy head on a bosom that will support thee as tenderly and faithfullly as (hat on which thy infancy reposed." These were thoughts that flitted through my mind, while my fair companion was ar ranging her scat, os comfortably as cir cumstances permitted, by my side. In a few moments the coach was again in mo tion. "t fear. Miss," I remarked, as wo rcacil eri the outskirts of the city, you will have fin uncomfortable niphi of it.' 'O, no,' she replied, 'I am fully pre pared for the ride, and I think 1 shall get through it very well.' A long pause ensued. 'The school in Troy, is very full now, I understand?' again I essayed. 'Yes, Sir, we have now one hundred and thirty-five pupils and o'hers are arriving daily.' Another pause succeeded, during which I congratulated myself on finding my sur mises correct. 'Are ynu traveler enough,' I askad,'to know that your comfort during the night will depend very much on keep ing your feet warm?' And I bent down and gathered the straw from the bottom of the coach, and placed it over them. She thanked me for my attention, and we rode on in silence. At length I began to grow drowsy, nnd at the same time ohserv ing the head of my companion begin to nod I suggested to her thai ifshn wool I lean ngamsl me.sbc would ride with greater cane In a lew moments her head lull upon my shoulder, and she seemed to sleep. "Sleep on sweet girl," thought I; "thy trusting con fidence in a stranger is not misplaced. He appreciates thy unsuspecting innocence; he understand- tint unsophisticated purity of thy nature, and would sooner lay down Ins life than startle then by word or deed from the full security thy guileless heart sccurc tn then." An hour passed, and I stirred not le t I 'hoiihl disturb the gentle giil. My heart melted toward her; and as I lit.; moments hastened on , I grew vol more dcepy and loving. Occasionally I gave vent to my leehngs in low. broken, whin ing inquiries of how she fell I was she fa tigued ? did she sleep well? was her position ens ? were her feet warm ? etc. etc. I have never been able to satisfy my eeifwhelher I wan dreaming a part of the time, or whether 1 wnsiiwakc; out it no pears to me that I never loved any human being with half the tenderness I felt for my sleeping companion. So strong indeed .was mv devotion, thai I felt llint I would (have token hnr, without farther knowledge Sot the wife of my bosom, and have given ilier for life the place she then occupied by mv side. Another hour glided by. My drowsiness got the better of my love. Wearied with silting in one position, I sank against the cushion on one sido of the coach. My companion sank with mi. My arm was nrouud her: and thus encircling all that I then considered most desirable in life, I full nslcep. Tho morning sun shone brightly in mv face, and I awake. A bonncl was bobbing in mv face with every motion oilho coacli Mv arm was around a cloak which seemed to cover a human figure. In a moment the recollection of my companion flashed across mv mind. As 1 raised myeell up, ana at tempted to look under the bonnet, a ypung Frenchman cn tho front seat, whom I an inctanl previously had observed with his features strancrelv distorted, gave, lie a short drv laurh. and nut his head out of tho coach. J availed myself of tho oppor tunity to look under the bonnet. Do not lauirh reader, but pity me. There was little lean woman sleeping on my breast, with a dark beord on her upper hp, longer nod more plentiful than that which disfig Vies the young exquisites of the day. HorJ chin nnd cheeks were covered with a sub- stand lighter indeed in color, but quite os unequivocal in character. Farther ol her personal appearance I cannot spcnk.lor 1 did nnt extend my observations. What I have already described, was sufficient to satisfy my curiosity. I awoke her, and told her that it was daylight, and sat her upright in the conch; but the next jolt brought her back against my shoulder, fast asleep. I again roused hnr, hot witii Ihe tain" result. I began so grow nervous. Cold chills ran over me. I besought the lady to awake told her I wns tired of holding her and begged that she would sit upright. She said she would, but she did so for a mo ment only, and then fell bock to her for mcr position. This was more than 1 could bear; nnd I debating in my mind whether I should jump mil ofthe conch, or only to the front sent, when the vehicle stopped at the hotel, which was the end of the route. INDIAN WARFARE. A correspondent of the Portland Adver tiser givesthe following circumstance, con nected with the burning of the town of Roanoake by the Creek Indians: At the time ofthe assault, (here were in the village from 70 to 00 persons, who were taken entirely by surprise, not being in tho least apprehensive of an attack. The In dians, as is almost always their custom, cn tcred the village just before day, with for ces amounting to more than three hundred warriors. They dispersed through the vil lage, posting themselves at (ho doors and windows oi cacti house in such a way as to make their work of destruction sure the moment the inmates came into the open air. As might be expected, where there was puch a disparity of numbers, and the stronger party being so advantageously diposed ot, mo savages were but too suc cessful. The village was tnkon, every house burnt twelve persons were left dead, and fifteen were missing some two or three days alter the attack. ai one nouse mere were loosed a t?cn- tleman, his wife, and two boarders, one of whom is a Georgian by birth, the other a northern merchant, for some time a resi dent of the village. When the alarm was mode the host, though entreated to pause, ran to the door, and was instantly shot down by the savages. Tho other Gorgion had escaped from the house, and was hast ening to the forest with which the village is environed, when he also was fired upon the ball passing through his thigh between the muscles and bone. Severely wounded as he was ho continued his course and sue cccd in making his escape. His compan ion was about to follow, when he recollected that his hostess, whose lifeless husband was then weltering in his blood which had been shed at his own threshold, was left alone with her infant child. He could not per- suudc himself to abandon her, while sur rounded with such imminent dancer, and such trying circumstances. Ho immediate. ly altered his purpose, and taking the two helpless beings that had just been thrown on his protection, he hastened into a cham ber, where he concealed them tinder a box. at the same time secreting himself under n barrel. He had barely effected this when the savagas burst into the house, plunder ing nnd destroying every thing before them. I hey entered the chamber in which he was secreted they oven seated themselves on the box which concealed a helpless mother and her still more helpless infant. He could distinctly hear their conversation, and un. derstauding their language, he was maile fearfully sensible ofthe perilous situation in which they were placed. The lenst noise from the infant, and their destruction was inevitable. But an unseen hand pro tected them the child remained quiet the savages left the room and he at last heard their retreating footsteps as they sallied forth into the Ktrcets. He now breaths freely again. But a dense smoke with which the room i filled gives him the inti mation of tho approach of new danger, and warns him thai it is time to leave his re treat. He finds the bed in flames this he exiltiguishos, and going below, he p jrceives that tho chairs, tables, nnd the like, had been piled up in the middle of the room, anil Ihe whole set on fire. A pail of water ' on o ueoo mil, i ins is un'iieu on tun as cending flames and the wlmlo is extinguish, ed. All this was hardly the work" of a minute il is done and lm returns to his relrcat beneath the barrel. The village is now in possession ofthe savages. The flames are doing their work of destruction at a rapid rate. The groans of the dying, the shout of victory mingling with tho war-whoop, the report of musket ry and the crash of falling buildings, con trusted with the stillness of approaching morning, arc borne in fearful Bounds to those who are still surrounded by real dan ger. The savages again return to the house they had just left. They set fire to the piazza. There is now but one alter native. The flames arc ascending to the rouf of the house ; a few moments delay may bo fatal something must bo done or lie may be consumed by a more ruthless enemy than the foe without. At this crisis he had the presence ol mind to observe that the dense smoke which proceeded from the burning house was borne by a fresh breeze to a neighboring thicket. This suggested the means of escape, and taking the wid owed mother and her helpless infant, for whose safety he had encountered so many dangers, under cover of the smoke, he reached the thicket unpcrceivcd,and finally escaped. Seldom has a person in times of imminent danger, exhibited more presenco of mind, mnro determined resolution, more daring courage than was exercised on this occa sion. Jfea-E.Mathla, Creek Indian Chief. A Georgia paper gives the following inter esting account of tho character and capture of this Chief, who, with his warriors, wo men and children, lately surrendered to Gen. Jossup and nre confined, with the exception of women and children, within the pickets of Fort Mitchell, amounting in all to about ono thousand and, as a writer says: " they are of all ages, frnma month old to o hundred years of all sizes, from the little papoose to llio giant worrior." "The second Chief ofthe nation, nnd the principal warrior or all tho Creeks, Ncnh B'Mathla, has been taken prisoner arrest ed suddenly and unexpectedly in his hostile and murderous career, and bound hand nnd foot in stubborn and unflinching iron. As a warrior, he was possessed of a spirit cal culated at once to striko terror into the hearts of his enemies, and to inspire his followers with an unwavering confidence ; hence the moment it was ascertained by his warriors that he was in reality a prisoner to the whites, and in close confinement at Fort .Mitchell, a portion of them resolved upon their course, and marched forthwith to the camp of Gen. Jessup and surrendered their onns. On Thursday, the 22d inst, we visited Fort Mitchell, our only object being to catch a glimpse of that warrior and chief, whose name has so strongly marked the page of history, and whose undoubted courago and unexampled bravery has be come n bye-word throughout tho land JVeai EMathla. We were nnt disappoint ed in our visit. Wo were conducted within the pickets, when our attention was at once arrested by the person of the celebrated warrior chief, reposing with all his native grace, his hands and feet being bound with heavy iron9 his body seemed to be at per fect case, but there was a restlessness about his eagle eye which told the story of in ward tumult, disappointment and mortifi cation. He is an old man ; he says he lacks but IC years of being on hundred years old. He looks like an old race horse, his flesh being worn away by severe exercise. His bones are prominently exhibited under his skin, which is all over wrinkled with age, there is something peculiarly striking in his countenance, and the entire expression of his face give evidence of his intelligence. From a conversation had with General Jcs sup, we learned that he had formed an ex alted opinion of the military talent of the old warrior. He stated to us, that the camp of Ncah B-Mathla was one of the strongest military posts he had ever seen. Its location was marked with great judg ment, and the whole plan and arrangement was such as to convince him that Ncah-B Mnthla was a man endowed with military! talents of a very high order. Gen. J. re marked thai he could take possession of that camp with 700 men, and defend it against four times that amount nf force. The capture nf this chief, as near as we can arcertain, was attended with the follow ing circumstances. Gen Jessup had left Tuskegee with about 700 men, intending to make a direct march for Neah E Math la's camp, which was located on the waters of the Hatchachubbec. He continued to be joined by additional forces while on his march, until the number of his entire army 1 amounted to 2700, of which 1200 were friendly Indians. He had penetrated the country until he ascertained that he was within ubout seven miles of the hos tile camp, when he came to a halt hard by n fine cool spring, and a nourishing oat field, where he was refreshing his men and their horse. While thus engaged, a few of his men had wandered a little distance from the main body ofthe ormy, when they discovered an Indian approaching on horse back, whom they recognized ns being old Neah-E-Mathla. He had a piece of white cloth tied round his head, and a white gar ment of some sort hoisted upon a stick, both of which were designed to manifest his dis position for peace. He was ordered to halt, but gave no heed until one nf I lie party of whites had approached within a few steps lit him and ihreatcncd to shoot, when he 'came to,' and was immediately taken to Gen. Jessup and made a prisoner ; he had with him his son nnd daughter. and the niece nf NjoIi.Miccd. The two females were released his son is confined with him at Fort Mitchell. On being questioned in relation to the object of his travel, al tho time he was taken, he slated thai his life had been ihreatcncd in his own camp, and that he was hastening with all speed to Fort Mitchell, where he inicndcd to give himself up ; and when Majur Mcintosh was about putting irons Upon liim, he remarked, "ynu need not do this, for I am friendly ;" this statement, however, was universally discredited. Tho opinion upon which wo rely is, that ho was passing from ono portion of the army to the other, it having been thrown into confusion and disorder by the approach of Gen. Jes sup, of which they were apprised, and that his object was to unite his warriors and make them fight. Bargains, It was Dr. Franklin or some oilier sensible man, no matter who it was, thai said, "any thing purchased which is not wanted is dearly purchased," and he was right, for the accumulation of useless articles, cither in dre6s or furniture involves what may bo termed a total loss. Thus, lake into ihe occount the purchases of young house keepers and we shall find three dis tinct classes j necessary, usoful, and orna mental. In tho scale of purchases, one is positive the other is probable, tho third very doubtful. "One of my particular grievan ces," said a friend to us tho other day, "is tlio untiring inclination of my wife to buy bargains. She is tho most amiable woman in the world, and this very amiability in. dines her to lend a willing carlo thogos sip. She daily hears of new stories nnd great bargains. She reads the auction sales, particularly of furniture, with nenrly

as much pleasure as the psalms of David, and my pantries are crowded with glass ware, chandeliers, fish knives, china jars, lea and dinner sets, ottomans, fire screens, window curtains and candclabras, in suffi cient quantity to fcI up a third cousin in a furnishing warehouse, nnd nil of which wns purchased at an average often per cent, above the store price; and the fact is, my friend, she is so well known as an or rand jobber at these furniture auctions, that young fiouplo who wish to begin the world with economy, cry out, "no bargains to day; hero is tho indefatigable Mr. Mar. nil before us, and bhe is the very life and soul of competition." When I go home to dinner, somewhat fatigued with tho days business, probably a little discomposed with some operations, she is sure to meet nie with a smile and a hearty welcome, and after these domestic amiabilities conclude, she usually breaks out lliu. "My dear, I have j'ist heard of a very cheap store In Canal st. nffvjrnt goods very cheap indeed very litlo if any burnt painted muslins, beau tiful for four shillings, only half price blond lace edgings at two cents a yard think of (his, and a variety of things un commonly cheap some wet goods too I must go and see them." "But, my dear, why go and see them; you want nothing, you have all your summer nnd a great part of your winter dresses already." "Yes, my love, but I may want them hereafter, you know ; next summer probably, and they nre so cheap; I nm sure to pick up a bargain." Tho next day before I had time to put off my frock coat and slip on my linen jacket, nnd take a cool glass of claret and water, I am requested to take a seat on the sofa and look at tho purchases. Gracious me ! ! Linen with burnt edges quite rotten : damask toweling and table cloths ditto; painted muslins with the colors running out; wet stockings, lots of belts, cotton balls, cards with rusty scissors, old fashioned Tuscan hats, cotton umbrellas stained and spotted; such an assortment of unnecessary and damaged articles and at high prices, under the mask of economy, was never before Bprcad on a parlor carpet for inspection. We must confess that this ardent attach ment to bargains is an evil which should be eschewed by every thrifty housewife If a dress is wanted go to a store, buy a good article and pay a fair price for it; you then havo pleasure as well as profit. Instead of filling up bureaus and pantrys with trash which is useless and costly, nothing will be purchased unless required, and what is re. quired will be durable, useful and satisfac lory. JVeto York Star, The foundation of St. PETEnsBurui. Before the Neva falls into the Gulf of Fin land, it sends off two branches to the right, and the three streams from the grand out line ofils delta. Exactly midway between thee two branches, there was a very small island separated onlv by a narrow channel. The main body of the river therefore, was in its tront, the small channel behind, and behind that an immense morass ; while on tho other side an arm of the Neva embra ced tho morass, of which they formed an island. It was this spot which Peter chose tor ins citadel ; and here he set to work with an earnestness of enthusiasm, a "re gis animositas" which has few parallels in history. It was necessary to elevate the surface ofthe island by means of earth transferred from other places, to cut timber, to trans port stones, even before (he actual task of constructing tho fortress commenced; and the number of laborers required was there fore, immense. These consisted not onlv ofthe troops, ofthe Swccdish prisoners, of the neighboring ingrains nnd Carehans. even of the people of Olonetz and Novgo rod ; bul also of vast numbers of laborers from the interior governments of the Em pire; of Cossacks. Tartars, Calmuks, bro't hither from their distant solitudes to build a city between the Baltic and the White Sea. Forty thousand men were thus cm ployed at one time; races, tongues and creeds were intermixed ; and Ihe young women ol the Neva, the mothers of the future capital, received husbands from the banks of i he Don and Volga. To provide instruments of labor for such a miuuiune wouia nave swallowed up a revenue much greater than that nf Peter's. Besides, that was not (heir own affair. The Czar merely commanded them to do such a thing ho did not interfere with the mode in which they were to set about it. Thev had neither pickaxes, nor hatchcts.nnr shu vels. nor carls; bul they had their fingers Jo dig, their hands wherewith to carry, and ii more was necessary, they could turn their caftans Into sacks. In this manner tho work progressed with a rapidity which was astonishing. In n few weeks the face of nature was changed, and instead of two fish'ng huts in ruins, there arose the walls nf a formidable fortress. It is needless to say that in the mean lime, the workmen slept on the damp ground, and in the open air ; and that it wee very often a matter of iiufiuBmuiiiiy in buuii a wnuunicss as wns, 10 supply forty thousand Elijahs with their daily meals. The buildings of St. Peters burgh it is estimated cost (he lives of up wards of three hundred thousand men. Ritchie's "Russia and the Russian." Monomania. Wo are ''fearfully nnd wonderfully" made; not only in our physicil, but in our mental conformation. Man is a strange animal, it must be confessed, and al together "pabt finding out." The workings nf the human mind, exhibit more singulari ties than human mind itself is capablo of lathoming. Tho instances ol eccentric do. viations from the ordinary standard of men. tal action tho vagaries exhibited by people laboring under what is called a Monomania, or insanity on a single subject, are various as well as curious. We have known a learned and sedate judge, who imagined himself n kernel of Virginia corn, and was thrown into utter horror, whenever ho came in contact with a dung hill fowl, lest he should be picked up and swallowed. We havo known another very discreet person, who considers himself nothing more nor less than a glass candlestick, and of course always walked with the utmost care and circumspection, for fear of being broken to pieces by some unlucky collision with oth or objects. The Boston papers contain the statement of a case almost as odd, which ha? occurred lately in Massachusetts. Mr. Andrew C. Davison, formerly of Boston, andjwho has been detained some time in the Slate Ln untie Asylum, sued out his writ of Habeas Corpus, commanding the superintendent of tho Institution (o show cause whv he de tained Mr. D. in custody. The case came beforo the supreme court at Worccstcr.aiid Davison managed his application himself ; beingopposed by Mr. Park, a lawyer of stan ding in Boston. It appeared in evidence, that Davison was perfectly sane on all points but one; which is a settled idea, that the people of Boston spent their time in making fun of him thai the bells are con stantly ringing to tho tune of 'Cock cyeDa vison,'and that the children about street, are eternally whooping the same dismal ditty! The result of tho trial was, that poor Mr. Davison, must go back to the Asylum tho Court being of opinion that ho was on un safe man to be at large in consequence of his feelings towards certain individuals, brought about bv this singular monomania. JV". Y. Courier. Carrying out the Gag Law. The fol lowing letter was written, if we mistake not, to the Editor of the State Journal, by the Hon. Mr. Si.ade; and Mr Van Burcn is in favor of such proceedings, aye ! Washington, June 13, 103C. "Soon after I delivered my speech on slavery in December last, I received a let tcr from a stranger in Virginia, who I have since learned is a reputable citizen of that State speaking in terms of approbation of the speech so far as he had seen a sketch of it in the papers, and freely communica ting to mo his views on the subject of sla very with various tacts concerning Us ope ration in that stale. I replied to his letter, and at (he same time tent him a pamphlet copy of the speech. Some lime after this. I received another letter from him stating that the speech had reached his Post Office and had been destroyed by the Post Mas ter as an incendiary publication, and, what was worse, thai my letter had also been destroyed. He addressed the Post Master General on tho subject ; but his letter received no attention, as he had in fact' no right to expect it would, after the course taken by the Post Master bcncral last fall, and the policy on the subject de velopcd by the administrntion at Ihe open ing of the present Congress. The fact is that the whole policy of Van Burcn and his friends, the President, the Postmaster General, and the faithful in both Houses of Congress, for the last eight months has been to sustain the slavery pol icy and conciliate Blave support. To find Northern men doinir this as a matter of policy is contcmptiblo in the extreme. We expect all thi3 from slaveholders Judge White, for example. But nothing can measure the indignation which we ought to feel towards a Northern man who has no excuse arising from tho prejudices of cdu cation, &c. but whose motives stand out in bold relief, with corruption broadly stamp cd on their face." ft"7Col. Tccumsch Johnson wa9 hissed at the Park Theatre in New York on Snt. urday evening. Some officious collar man in the pit called out--"Col. Johnson ol Kentucky is in the house ; let 119 give him three cheers;" whereupon a hissing ensued, as if a dozen boa-constrictors had been sud denly let loose upon Ihe audience. Political Anecdote Two friends wcru speaking the other day upon the approach ing presidential election. One of them remarked that the greatest difference which he could sec between Gen. Harrison, nnd Martin Van Buren was this : Gen. Harrison, in peace and in war- had sup ported his country Mr. Van Burcn, in peace and in war, has been buppoktkd bv his covxtry. --Logansport Telegraph. A Great Business. Yesterday morning a genteelly dressed person went to tho Me c!'.anic3 and Traders Bank and presented n check for 3,500, signed by A. S. Willis. Tho Teller lookod lit the check-end looked ntthe presenter. Ho looked at the presen ter nnd re looked al Ihe check. 1 ho pre senter was very lashionably dressed, was very urbane and in n great hurry. A i-hort examination of his books convinced him that the check was a forgery. Tho gen llcman was very daintily handled lest there might be a mistake, lie stormed, and raved, and swore, and threatened the bank, tho President, Directors, and the Stock holders he would raise the whole Union he would play tho very devil. An officer was sent for and ho came. The gentleman was politely searched, and on him were found checks, all forged, to the tune of f 147,034, on different banks in this city, le was taken to Uppor Police Offico and snfely secured for further examination, Whero ho gave in his name as Mr. William Thomas JV. Y. Herald. Serious Accident. Tho Lockport Balance of tho 29th says "On Saiuidny morning last, just as the boarders had left the breakfast table ol the Central House Tavern, in this village, tho massive stone wall on Ihe side next to tho dining room, gnvc way and fell with a tremendous crash, carrying with it floors, partitions, furniture, and every thing else, Irom tho third story all the way down to the cellar. In diggin alongside of the wall for tho purpose of erecting an addition to the building, the earth had been removed so near its base, as, with the aid of tho lato heavy rains, to undermine the foundation. Tho'uphcaving of an earthquake could scarcely have left a moro chaotic mass of ruins limn was pre scntcd by the downfall of nearly one entire broadside of that massive edifice. Had this accident occurred in the night lime, or even a few moments sooner than it did. whiln tho boarders were at breakfast, it might have destroyed a number of lives, but for tunately no one was hurt." Aaron Burr. The ensuing Court nf Sessions is liknlj to be occupied with n Iri nl of inure than ordinary ttitrrcs', on ac count ol the d'jvclnpcturnts expected Irorn it, and the previous notoriety iii'sortie uf the parties concerned. The person In he tried is a colored woman named Maria William?, and amongst' the witnesses for the prosecu tion are the celebrated Aaron Burr, now upwards of eighty years old, Mrs. Burr, hi wife, formerly Madame Jumcl, and a young widow truly, the dauztitcr ol a luwycr at Trnv. Tho subiect matter ofthe triol has) arisen from a suit, instituted about a year back, by Mrs. Burr, to obtain a divorce from her husband, on tho ground of his having committed adultery with the young widow above alluded to, and the principal witness in support of Mrs. Burr's chargo against her husband, was Maria Williams, who has been indicted for perjury. Mr. Western conducts the case for the prose cution, and il is said thai the prisoner is al. so to be defended by able counsel. JV. Y. Jour, of Cum. Centenuary JVuplials.-Mt. John Hodge, a venerable bachelor, who fought at Brad dock's defeat who served through the war ofthe Revolution, and who is littlo over ono hundred ami two years of age, was married lately in Columbia counly, Georgia to a buxom young lady of forty, named Elizabeth Unity. It is impossible to say what feeling impelled Mr John Hodgo to so youthful an indiscretion; bul the world will, we hope, as wo do, join fervently in wishing him and tho object of his young love, a happy honey moon, and a pleasant progeny of prattlers to soften his descent into tho valo of years, if he should live to grow old. JV. Y. Cour. Execution Benjamin F. Norris, alias Joseph Thompson, was executed at tho lown of Concord in the county of Iroquois, on Friday the 10th tilt. Probably a more hardened individual has seldom been bro't to the gallows in any country. Before his execution ho confessed he had stolen a great number of horses, assisted in setting fire to n bank and the Peorl-st. House in Cincinnati, had been confined in th; Ohio Penitentiary for rnpe, had shot four men in Ohio, had knocked down and robbed a, man in ihe streets of Cincinnati, and had been concerned in other crimes with cer tain individuals whoso names it would not porhapi be proper to mention. Chicago A merican. Tho Courier, of Lowell, Mass. contains the following paragraph, which if true, 18 most miraculous: "Mr Michael David of Chelmsford, last Sunday, took from his desk a pistol, and without thought or examination, supposing it unloaded, raised and snapped il at a la dy in the room. Now it so happened that the pistol was loaded with shot, and its contents struck and dashed the lady's comb from her head ihe fright of which sent her headlong on the floor." Mr. J. J. Roberts of Ky. has conycyed his whole estate of $30,000 to trustees for the benefit of the Baptist Mission to China, and is about to sail liimscll as a Missionary to ihut country. Early associations. The present Prince of Orange brother-in-law ofthe Emperor Nicholus, nnd heir apparent to the throno of Holland, having been educated ot Ox- d, is about to enter two of his sons at that University. The father in his recent visit to England, wore the Warcrloo medal conferred upon him for his gallantry as aid to Wellington on that occasion. Entire Swine Thief. A man was lately sentenced to tho Ma6s. Slate Prison three year's for stealing six thermometers, an old hat, two sheets, a hen, a hatchet, 6 pig nnu a pair ui siocKings. we admire his taste. G Grocer Marriage. At Towanda, Pa., Mr. Junius Waters, aged 1G, to Mrs. Losina Whiskey, aged 04. The very best receipt for grog fresh water nnd old whiskey. Petersburg Constellation. "Job printing Jjb printing!" exclaim ed an old woman, tho other day, as she peeped over her specks at the advertising; page nf a country pnper-'Poor Job; they've kepi In m printing week after week ever since I larnt to read, nnd ir he was n't tho most pattontesl man that ever wns, he never could have stood it so long nohow!"--. ham Adiettiser. SQUIRE GABLE'S MARRIAGE CKUEMO. NY. You Lromisli now, you gool man dare, Vat slnns upon lie voor, To have difli vom.tn for your vife, And lull her ebrrmore ; To fd tier well mil sour croui, I'eiinn, puliermilk and sliecse, Anil in nil ling lo lend jour aid, Dil will bromole tier ease. Yes, anil you vonian standing dare Do bleilga your void, dink lay, D.U you will lake for your liuspand Dull man, nnd liim opey; Dal I you will ped and poard mil him, Vnsli, iron and menl his doles, Laugh iihen lie smili-s, eep when lie Jigln, Dus share Ids eliojs and roes. Veil den, I now vi.lin dose ynllf, Mil rliuy and not mil krief, Uronounce you poili lo po on mini, Von name, on man, ton pecf; I poobliih now dee eaored panits, Deo mairhnoiii.il tien, l'efore mine vife, Got, Kale, and roll, And nil deee gazing rjes. And as de sacred Scriptures say, Vol Got unites logedder, Lei no man daie trm feter ; Let no m in dare asunder put, Anl you tiridckro.ini turn here ou sliton, I'll not let go jour collar, refill c you miMverme din ling, Dat iiliv,iie j4 ,;ne ,0llr j