3 N () T T II I'. II Ij O 11 V O F C A'. A 15 : P. U T T II U W E I, ' A UK U I' It () ill H. BY 51.' B. STACY. FRH11UAY, MAHftCOT 1G, IS3S. VOIL. XI--No. C60 We pnliliidicd Fiiiiiciimc kmico ftnni llie Cln i"li.in I(ci.iei-, ii teller i'ioiii n otini " I'l' "' 'l ninni ling fur infni million ipfpeelins her ah-rnl fuller. It vvim nreonipaiiieil liv fine ii'iniiilis finm the '. I lor of 1 h.il p.iivi- in Mliirli lie -it u f- ( cm I ihat llie ciroiiii'taiMes would nll'iiril sm iiilnunihle lliemi' fur Rli. iSijdiu iify'f Httcri inne. Tli.u pin!sciif)ii Ii ma been 1 niiiinnnirated I" In.'!', flu' itninrdialelv compiled nnil llii' fiillim in;r licuilifn t Miui..i, full ofewiclnc." nnil pallios, uric f cut lu th.it paper for publication Mutton Ado. TIIECIIIIJ) IN SKAUCII or nt:n FATHER. TIipv sav I was Inn fniir p.ith old VAIipii fnilicr went awnv. Yet I have neicr seen his fare Sini't' lli-tl sail pan in:.' day. Iln went vvhne Inishiei liim Era grow, Dl'llCillll Vin-illill'd Met. Dear teacher li'll me on jnnr map Win-1 1! lli.il far country lies. 1 bpgijpd I'""' ,c father, iln not go ! Fin fiiiet! my tiioiher died, I love no one. so well in von " Anil clinaitiK I" his side, The K'nif 1'iinii! snpliiiii down my checks Until in 'ye il'"' i Some weio iii fih low for the dead, Anil Minn: in low lor liim. lit; Knell nnil pnned of find above, "My liuli' il.iiis'Hi'i- i-p iie. And nil we I'oili i-li.ill niii'l n.iiii, Oil krep lii'r in lliy care." lie lines' not cuine I watch for liim, Al evcnim; luilisln i!'ey Till every sluilow wcnis his shape, Along die grassy wav. J iniNe mid li-len nil :ttonr. Wlirn stnrim witiiUiuu high, ftnil dunk I ''ear hi. umi ler mm;, And call, Inn ' reph J And mi I'vu iloni! thuje lour loni; vears, iiliin .1 lonely home, Yet every dii'.ini of Impe is vain, .My father does not come. Father dear fuller, aie nn i!rk, L pon n siranner fhoie ! fiiandinollier c.i) it inn-l 'ii; so, () m iio In "s unci! mine, And lei voiir Iii ll; danjliler ennie, TohidiIi jour i r.-l If.-- li"d, And hold I lie. t'oidial in oor lip?. And preti your nrliiii' head. Ala.! I feu-lhat lie i.s dead Who will my linnli'u i-lt.M G 1 1 Or lellmn whein hi form 'h laid, And lei me tiavl llieie 1 By inolher'.-' Hindi I loe. to nil, lien; llie ','ii en iiianrhoti uavo, Oood pfople help mi mplian eliild To iind a faihci V grave. The follouin,' line never hefoie pnl)li.-hed, vveie vrilten. a" a 1 1 ii'iiif mlntim n- liy Denny, the m: uiiiplirlieil editor of ill I'm ifulio : DON' P BRMKVB IP. .1013. My inn In Pirn, a llioiiglilfnl wiht, Ini vv.ili'lieil my eat !y viinlli, Va land id'eviv i-entenei: trife, That iioie the faee of tuilli : And lien ilnnnli hie, alone to tleer, A nilnliim Ii ide mi! go, He only ulii-pend in inv car, "Dun'l, don'l helieve il, Jo." To Fain" my mile I fitsl addiejsed She lip.il 'd inv aiilenl piaver, nil Ii e ol'uloiv llieil inv Inea.-I, And pun d m mhiI'-' d'-pair, 1 I'dlli'iied l.nej luil l!e.i-on panic, nil mIciH Hep anil lew, And loniler llian ll.e li,i-l of fanili, I ncil,"l)nnt he'ieve her, Jo." Then Pli'.irine nest toulvcd lo liy. A vv anion li'lfd inv in in-; Wanned in llie Min-iiine of her eve, I ipvel'ed in her diaiim. But -linn hei ii'i.'o, Im eon.-i ieace vvoko I'j Iind iin; -mil; low, 1 lirlfiifd. and il"' i-pell w.i-" Inoliu nh "Dont helieve her, Jo.:' lnleinpeinnce ilien 1 swift pnified, And ni.iillv gia-pcd llie Imwl Inllanied and poi-oned all inv lilood, And Miojhl lo iliimn tnv hold. M'hik vain, tine FrieiiiMiip loudly cried, " I'lin golilei'n joj? foican," And e'en ihe fiend linn-i.'ll irplied, "Don't, don't helieve me, Jo." Fume, I'leafme, nn 1 Inieinperaneu Fpnnud, Ileal I ni ken'd mid dee.ived, To Viitin:' p.nli ag.ua I Ininiil, AinU'inalil liehaionVaid. She Minled, and tv nh a tiol tear, l'lnlialined e.nli '.vnniiil of wo, Then sudly wlii-peied in inv ear, "Believe, lieheveme, Jo." "S'ow limnevvniil in 1 went my way, Karl) mil and ilinv o'er, If e'er my vvnvuaid fancy uray, And lell nie I am poor, From ViuneV fniiliv, ihe until diicct Mnsl Hill foievei How, And enn.cienco will ihe liu deleel, Willi "D.n.'i licl.ve. ii, Jo." THE 3IECJIANICS WU". In America every mechanic is mpposcd ',nliavr,nr tilimit to Imve, a wife. The :nany lliousand of these ppmiFes aro divided into Boris. Thus we hnvo mmd and bad; very good and very had ; unspcaktibiy ood and iiifuficrably had; and. as a tort of par expression, tolerable. It is not every jjnod wife who 13 a good wifo for I ho mechanic. A workman needs a working wifo; hut as to qualities of mind, manner?, nnd morals. she cannot run too high in the ecalc. There is an error prevalent cnncorniii" this. Gile3 says, 'I do not want n wife with too much sense.' Why not ? l'cr haps Uiles will not answer, but the shrug1 of his shoulders aiibwers, 'Ilrcausu I inn nfronl the will he an overmatch for mo.' Giles talks like n simpleton. The (inform. nri to men who have their tyrant nt home, imWievcr married to women of ecntie. GWc.vjno elevation of mind cannot proinpi any one man or female, to go nut of his or tier runner mi iirn. io nan ever si lit reu by an overpjuB of inUilligcnce wholher in his own hcaif or Iiih wifoV. 1 lndge Ktiyf, 'I williioi marry n jjnd wi'b Inn mueli inaunor.' Voty well, Hong11, yon are tight : loo ttr.ieh of any thing i. had. lut eniipider .vbat you toy perhap-i y.-u uiraii I hat a fine Indy vvnuld not Pint von. Very Irtie. I slionhl not deire to e you jninrd for lile to what if railed n line lady, to wit. a woman who treats yon as beneath iier level, sneers at your friends, mid is above her business. Uut tlitd is not "nod manners. Real cond manners and i rue pnliieuc.-s arc equally m lunno in courts n ml farm house?. This qiialnv prings from nature, and is the expression of unaflocted good will. Even in high lile, the higher ynu go, the sitn,iler do manners become. Parade and 'fus-,' ufmaiincra are the marks of half bred people. Trii') sim plicity and native good will and kind ro gard for the conveiiienco and feelings of niliers, will inpuri: good manners, even in a kitchen and I have seen many a vulgar dnmc in an p.E-embly, and tnanv a gentle woman in an humble hln'd. Nay, your wife mnt have good mann rw. A proper eell'-r.-spt ct would teach every noble hearted American.of whatever class, that he cautint f.ct too high a value on the conjugal relation. We may judge of the welfare anil honor of a community by its wives and mothers. Opportunities for ac quiring knowledge, open to every class above the very lowest ; and the wi.e me chanic will n ot fail to choose such a com paniun as may not shame Ins sons and his daughters in that coming age. when an ig unti.iit American shall be as obsolelc as ti fo-sil fish. Away with giggling, dancing, flaunting, squandering. peevi-li.lafhioii hunting wives;. The woman of this stamp if n poor cMiifort er, when the poor liiband is sick or bank rupt. Give me the hmifo-wife who can be a 'helpmeet' to her Adam, For noiliinj lovelier can he found In Woman, than lo undy hon-tliold good And good wmLi in her hn.-li.inil to promote. 1 have Mich a mechanic' wife in mj mind's eyegentle as the dove, pyi'iH as the linnet; neat, punctual, modest, conlid- ing. She is pnlieni, lnt ri'i-i l.ne ; aiding m counsel, reviving m I roubles ever pom- ling utii the hriglnett side, and concealing nothing hut her own sorrow--. HU'i love lier home, believing with Milton, that The wife, vvIipib il.m;pr and di.-honor links, Safu.-t and .-eemlicsl bv her hn-li.inil tiavs, Who gnaids her, or with her the uui.-l eiuhnrs Til.' p'.ite of woniaii is einint utly al tin lireHde. a is at linine tnat von mijfl tee her, lo know what Mie is. It is less mate rial what the is abroad; but what the is in the family circle, is all important. 1 1 is bad merchandize, in any department of trade to pay a premium for other men's opinions. in matrimony, he who s-elects a wife tor tin applause or wonder of Ins neighbor!, is I a iair way towards (ininosiie bankruptcy Having got a wile, there is but one rule honor nnd love her. Seek to improve her tiudorrlanding and her heart. Strive to make her, more and more, Mich an one a. voii can cordially respect. Shame on the brute in man's shape, who caii affront or v. im! to miv neglect, the woman who lias embarked wuh him for life, 'for better fur wur.-e,' and whnse hiinpinei-s, ilevered from Ins Millies. mn;t be unnatural and miitiMrous. In fin", I am proud of nothing so much in Amerira ns our American wives A NATION'S JIItKAI). Wo hear much said, in the papen, of (Ik immense quantities of bread fctuff-i imported from abroad, and the opinion seems to u .n noral that Mich importations must have decided effect upon the wheat market ol tins country. The fallacy ol such nn opin mn can, we think, be made easily apparent, and the fact shown, that all the grain that has been, and will be imported, has but lil lle more influence nn a supply of bread for the natioithan a bucket of water would in filling the ocean. To furnish the pnpula. lion of the United States with bread, one i.,,,wlrn,l Midline, of Inishels will be reoiiired , , .,r ,,,, estimating the number at fourteen millions,! and allowing seven bushels ol grain per head; which, mnkiug allowance for the coarse groins and corn ucd lor food, will not be considered too liberal on estimate. Thu quantity of wheat imported into the United States, since last harvest, is estima ted not to exceed one million of bushels; nnd tho importation, it is evidont, has near - lyceaeod. If one hundred millions are re - nmrmllivllinnnltni, ,1 .r I .1 quired by the nation, the, not fur from three hundred thou6nnd biishelsa day will be con sumcd; consequently the amount imported, iu,,iil,Hnri,il, ilm pi, , i ' , . . , " ' u,tauuu0Ul vurtx- uuyB unu nun. j)Uv u tnuet bo ro nn inhered that we have uent abnnd much mure than we have received ; (lint from our lii.it year's crop, i canty n il wan doom !, quatititifR have been t-enl to Ihe Weft In diu?. South America and Tixae, nnd at the ptcem moment the Mipply in (he country Is ample. If as present appearance iudi" cate. the coming harvest t-lmuld be fnvora. bio, not only will th" country bo filled with abundance, but the nrcie.M of apprehended seaicit.y will no longer serve the purpose of exacting exorbitant prices, or withholding the. ncccsfary iiunplies from the poor. Hut though I here is thus a great proba bility that si want of bread will not at pre sent be-felt in this country, eucIi nu event hotlld be plnend ln-yonil n ;iosibllity. It is car wo must pay mnro attention lo agri culture. We have lawyers, and doctors. and merchant", and prnfes-ional men in general, more than enough to punply the demand ; we mti-t have more farmers, and these must bo better informed: nnd theo retically as well as practically acquainted wi'li their buF'iicss. We tuns! have agricultural socio' if?, and ricultural se'i'mls ; and no man should he deemed qualified to teach even a comtnon i-chool, who is unacquainted with the great nrincinles thnt should uovem h.hors of the farmer, and ii unable to lench too anal ysis of soils and the physiology of vegeta tion, to the farmers' sous around him. Hooks may be prepared, which hhall give the uecssarv information on all topics con nected with agriculture, and adapted to schools; we know of few places when: classes of boys might not be found, where their study and use might not be decidedly beneficial. We hope the lahors of tl ninrienn Snci:tv for uroiiuitillir useful Knowledge, will be early directed to tin- subject, as there are few clutses of pnbli cation- contemplated by that society, which will be so exclusively and permanently use ful. A decrease in the products of the earth, is always ominous. The history ol the world shows, that the solid nddil ions t" e cipi'al, and the. consequent prosperity of air country, mainly depend nn the pro ductions of liu; soil; and that the best pa triot, as well a pilitical economist, is one who mo.-t speed tin pi ni'jh Gen. Far T II II I Ii Ij L N O S li U T C II . A portal of the arena opened; and the cunbatniit. with a mantle thrown over ln- fiee and figure, wr led in the Hirrouuilerv The lion roared and ramped airnin-l th bars of hi- den at the sight. I'lie guard put :i swoid and buckler into the hands of the Lhri-tian nnd he was toil almi". IJ' drew llie mantle from hi face, and bent ! slow and linn look around I he amphit 1 1 a I re Iln fine ciiunlenauee and lofty beannj rni-iila 1111 versal si'our or admiration Ho might have stood for on Apollo encoiin wring the I'ython. IIw eye at la-A turned on mine. I, until l tiein vo my semes Ciiii-inuliiM was before me! "All my inncnur vani.-hed. in hour tiast : I could have t-truck t!iu hctrnvor to the heart ; i could have called on seveiest vengeiitice ol run 11 nnd limventn smite Ihe destroyer of inv child. Hut vee him hotii'les.-lv doomed, the man whom I had honored lot Iih noble qualities, whom I had even loved, whoso crime was nt the wo-st hut the crime of giving way to the -troiigest temptation thai can bewilder 1I1 heart ol man, to see 1 Ins noble creature Hung lo the nvagc beast, dying in torture lorn piecemeal hef.ire my eves, and Ins misery wrought by ui". I would have 'b le.-ti d earth utid heaven lo -ave him. Hot tnv tongue cleaved lothe roof of inv nouih My limbs refused in stir. I would hav thrown myself at the feet, of Nero; hut nt like a man of stone pain paralized- the beating of my pu!sn stopped my eyes alone alive. "The gate of the den was thrown hack and the lion ru-hed in with a roar and hound llut burn 1 1 i 1 it half across the arena I .-aw ihe sword glitter in ihe air. when it waved again il was covered with hlond- a howl told thru the blow had been drive home. The lion, one of the largest from Numidia. and made furious by ilnrsl and hunger, an animal ol prodigious power crouched lor an instant, as 11 to maun sure of his prey, crept a few paces onward am sprung at the victim s, throat. He u as met by n second wound, but Ins impulse wn irresistible. A cry of natural horror ran round the amphitheatre The strugglin was now for nn instant life or death. They rolled over each other.' the lion reared upon his hind feet, and with gnashing teeth and distendfld lalntiB, plunged 011 the man ; ( Anxiu,v wn now at its wilde-t height. The word now swung round I he ehampinn's head in bluntly circles They fell again covered wilii blood and dust. The hand of Constant ins lind grasped the lion's mane, and the furious hounds of the monster could not loose the hold; hut his strength was evidently giving way; ho stilUtruck terrible blows, each was wenker I linn 1 lie one hnforn: till, col 1 lecling Inn whole force for n lnt effort, he , ''l,r,ci1 one mighty blow into the lion's ! 1 1 r 03 1 , 0 11(1 Sll II k . T llO Sll V0 gO ' el I C(l . (1 11(1 poured oui blood, fled howling round the ' nreiin. Hm the hand still grasped tho ,nalu' n'"' his conqueror was dragged whirling through the dust at Iih heels, A I universal outcry now arose to save him. if - luo were uot already dead. Hut tho lion thiiiigh b'eedicg from every vein, was still iiiimiiHlilii performance of the peerless too wimble, and rill M'lriink from the hazard. KCn Tree, (for fcho was in Linden at that At last Ihe gra-p gave way, and the body titiin) nnd pooh forgot nil about the youthful lay timnoiiless on the ground. the smiling I ho. happy Victoria. "Wlmt happened for a few moments . after, I know not. There was a struggling Again I strolled into Kensington Gar at the portal; a female forced her way j dens. It was u vankco forenoon 7n to time. through the guard", rushed in alone, and Hung herself upon the victim. The fight of a mnv prey roused the linn ; In; lore the round w it h his talons; ho lashed his streaming sides with Ins tail; ho lifted up Ins m.'iiie. and bared his fangs. Hut Ins pprnaching was no longer with a bound; e dreaded the sword, and came snulling the blond on the (--and, stealing around the llie body in circuits still diminishing. The cutiliKion in the vf-l (.s-emli'iigo vas now exirerne, voice ;ni umeriinio called for aid. Women t''enmcd and fairiied ; men burn into iedienant clamors nt ilns. prolonged cruelty Even the hard hearts of the populace, accu.-toined m they were to the saenhee? of lile, were rou-ed to honei curse-i. The guards grasped their urm, and waited but fur a sign from the emperor. Hut Nero gave no sign. I looked upon the woman s tnce ; it was Salome! I sprang upon my feet. I called on her nam; c-illed on her by every feel ing of nature to llv from tint place of death, o come to inv arms, to think ol the agonies of all that loved her. I am enme lo die,' sba uttered in ofiytone. -Thi- bleeding body was tnv husband. I have no father. The world nui'iiins to mo but this clay in my arms. Yet,' nnd she l;ts-cd the a-hy lips before her. 'vet. my (yOnstantm?, it was to save hal father, that your generous heart defied the peril of this hour. It was to redeem linn from the hand of evil, that ymt aban doned your qtnei home! Yes, cruel father, here lies the nobl being that threw open your dungeon, that led you sale t hron (he C'liilljgration, ihat to the last moment of his liberty, onlv thought how ho might preserve and protect you.' Tear.-at length lell in fliioiU from her eves. 'Hut,' said he, 111 a lone ot wild power, 'he was betrayed, and may thn power whose thun dors avenge the i:aue o! Ins people, pour down jii.-i retribution upon llie head that dan 'I heard inv own condemnation about to be pronounced by the lips of my own chil Wound 011 to the last degree of ?iifi';riug I tore inv hair, leaped upon the bars before me. nnd ii'iinged into I he arena by her side I he height stunned me, I tottered a few paces and lell. I he lion gave a roar and sprang upon inc. I Inv helnle-JS undi him; I lell Ins liery breath I miw his lund eve I'laring 1 heard llie gnashing 01 ins teeth above me. .vulting shout uroso. I' saw him roar as ir struct;, gore linen ins jaws Another ongh'y blow was driven to hi heart. lie sprang high in the air with 1 how1. He dr opp.'tl, he wn deed. "The aniptt heat re thundered with accla inati'iiis. With Salome e'lngiug to my boiom, (Joi-'antius raised me troin the round. The roar of 1 ho lion rou-ed him from his swoon, and l wo blows saved me His falcbon had broken in the heart of the monster. Th" whole mult nude stood up sinnlieatirig for our lives in llie name ot filial piety and heroi-m. Nero, devil as he was, dared nut resist the strength of popu lar lecling. Iln waved a signal to th guards; the purl it I was opened, and my children, Mistaiiiing my feeble stop, show ereil with "arhinds and ornaments I rem innumerable hands, eluwly led me from the arena VICTORIA : on, tiii: nirrKnn.Nci; in opinion 'It is really aiiin.-ing." said I lo my friend "to read the inanv lul-'onic paragraph flooding every column of a newspiper and tirij'ir.ine, respec'ing the Ci'ieen Victoria of England, and then bring our mind to the reality of wiiat Victoria is; no more or loss thann plain, homely girl, of between ei"hteeti mid uinoieeii siiuiiucn. Were she the angelic creature, the earthly para g.Mi, which she has been represented to be every bat-li'dor's heart would leap with delight at. the thought she was Ircc to marry whom she pleased." My friend made no reply to this long exordium, and 1 resumed; Few bachelors, however, who are sure of their bread and cheese for twelve-month, would care for he heart or hand of thu youthful Victoria; for though young nnd a queen, she is nevertheless as ugly as our pussy-cat." Our friend sinned with astonishment. "Pon honor this is no table." we continued, for we have had n fair squint nt her three different tunes, when she was a careless girl sauntering about L.indon, seeing the lions." She nnd her mother, the Duchess of Kent, were taking nn niring in Hyde Park mo Sabbath afternoon, and all eyes were turned towards the carriage, '-Who can that he?" said I lo mv friend, who hail a touch of 'Horn! street' nbuut him. "Victoria," said lie. "Victoria !" Aye heir apparent to tho Hritish throne." "Fudge Ihat girl that ugly" "Whist she's an angel she's u paragon -she's a-" "Nonsense." said 1 ; and we wont on, squinting at N. I'. W.. as larg" ns life. with his new claret, high heels, white kids, etc., till wo were lost in tho crowd of iinnablcs, fashionables, etc. m Again v.'c dropped in at Drury Lnno there sot the Duchess of Kent, and the youthful Victoria at her side, as plnui ns a pipes'em. Now, my lovely, thought I, I'll have another Mi'imt at ynu; and I put my (piiz.' rs on, and the magnified horribly. Oh, what a complexion ! What leatures ! What thick lips ! (), thought I. you don't caich ineto marry that girl for her beauty.- and then I turned my oyed to wilnces the but a London midnight -smoke and fog as to appearance. I had inv 'snriir' with "What old linuse is 1 hat yonder ?" said I. "Thai? Ihat u Kensington I'aluce," said he, sharply. "Kensington Palace ! -is Ihat n palace ? who lives there ?" "The Duchess of Kent, and her daugh ter Victoria," said he, with a long sigh, as ho cast Ins eves towards the niioiunt domain Vienna J" said I. astonished. Aye England's flower the lillv of the ale " "Pshaw !" "Whist ! There there look yonder 00k for ynnref," said he, raising his cune in the direction of her window. I looked eagerly, and ihere stood, sure enough, the yoiiilil'ullhe smiling the happy Victorin, ai homely ever, in her ntglil'tap. J'nmpei'.i Pillar dninif Iwmue to Queen VMaria. Il was a romantic idea ot the officers of the HriiHi steamer, Ilennc?, nt Mrxandria. in Lgypt, some short lime since. What was the surprise of the sleepy Egyptians, of to-day to see, shortly alter a heavy thunder storm, the BriMMi haulier floating Irom the reverend menu inent of Itome and Cleopatra's general. I'he officers, mentioned had, by means of a nle. cunt rived 10 get a rope around tin apex, and I 'inn drn.v up a ladder and as eended where they waved the rod em's f St. George, while they drank long lifi to Victoria. Millions of money for an inch of time. was the cry of Qmen E'izibetli when she ay on her tiea'h bee. What a warning to those who daily waste hour3 of their precious existence. "John," said a earclul lather, "don t give cousin Simoon's horses too many oftii you know they have liny." "Yes 1 hti r," said John, moving toward the oaru. "And haru ye, John don't give them too much hay you know they have oals." A countryman was seen staring at the signs, and looking into the shop window ni Albany, when a dapper clerk asked bun if he wished to buy some "gape seed .'" "No, I dont want none." was the reply was looking ul this little town I talk o buving it." An old lady lately told her household that she should he obliged lo get another tooth-brush into the family, ns she had taken so many boarders that one was not enough lor the whole concern. A gentleman was lately enquiring for a voting lady of Ins acquaintance "She is buried!" very gravely replied the per son lo whom he nuilre-sed Ins eninnrie 'Good gracious! 1 never h"ar,l of it what wa-her disease?" "Vanity." replie the other; "m'io buried herself alive in the arms of an old fellow of seventy, with great fortune, in order to have the sati faction of a guild.'d tomb." Solon compared the people unto the sea and orators and counsellors to tho winds for the sea would bo calm and quiet, if the winds did not trouble il A man with knowledge, hut without energy, is a house furnished, hut not inhabited: a man with energy, hn knowledge, n house dwell in, but furnished. (OFFICIAL.) AMtinnsTJiuunii. Ui'iT.n Canada, March -t. loJC. S Sm, When I wrote you on Sunday last announcing the defeat of thn Pirates at Fighting Island, I did nol thiol; 1 should have to reporl to you another instance of a Uritish 1-lanil being tnkeu possession of in this quarter. Eirly in the week, I received informa tion from different quarters Ihat Point Pole Island iind been taken pos-cssinu ol'bv the Patriots from Sandusky Hay; tins Island is of considerable magnitude, being from suvm to nine miles in length and from four to live in breadth: it is situated in Lake Erin, about 40 miles from Amherstburgh, mid 20 miles from the shore, 1 sent three or four local officers to ascertain the fact of Iheir being there; they went close to the fahore, and were fired upon ; tins, together with the circumstance ot several people who had gone over to the Island to look after their property, and who wore detained by the Patriots, confirmed mo that the re port was true. 1, therefore, on Thursday cfiernuun dispatched Capl. Gi.Asnow of tho 11, Artillery to inspect the strength of tho ice, nnd report Ins opinion to me ns to the practicability of moving guns nnd troops to ihat place; ho returned the following day at 12 o'clock, and reported that the ice was pracl 'cable and strong enough lo pas I therefore determined without loss of time to Httack them by daybreak the following morning; accordingly, with two guns, (six pounders) tho four company of the fl.Jd Regiment, a small detachment of 30 he longing to the Sandwich Troop, of Cavalry anil Si. Thomas Troop Cavalry, one com pany of the Essev Volunteer ' Militia, and a small parly of Indians, moved that eve iiiug under my own immediate command eigh'eeii miles alnng Ihe Luke shore, where I halted for some tune lo re.-t the horse.-, and nt two o'clock in the morning com menced my march on llie Lako ice, arriv- i ing at the Island just at break of day I had previously arranged my plan ol at tack, which was ns follows: I directcu Captain Hrowne, with the first and necond companies of the 32d Regiment, to pro ceed round to the south end of the Island, and take up a position on tho ice to inter- ccpt any attempt at escape by ihat direc tion; he was accompanied by a detachment of about 25 men of the Sandwich and St. riiotnas cavalry. Having made this ar alignment, I landed myself with tho rc. moulder ol the force and the two guns, at the north end; thu rebels lied on my ap proach, and escaped ito the wood. I was now intormed by home of the loyalists who had been made prisoner by the patriots on the Island, that they worn in force lo tho amount of about 500. The troops moved on in extended order, and pursued them through the Island ; bill as tho wood was thick, and the snow extremely deep nmr heavy, the men were much retarded iu heir progress. I he rebels iindinr? thcmselvci hemmeo in on every side moved out at tho south end of the Islandthe only place by which ihey could escape to Ihe American shore, and advanced in n hue upwards of 'JOO men well ornied and organized, upon Capl. IJnow.sfi's detachment, when they met with the greatest resisinuce, a brisk fire being kept up on both sides for pome tunc, and seven! of Captain Hrownk's detachment having lallen, he delormined to charge them, winch he did, and forced them back, (to the vvood where they retreated in great confusion) nt the point ol llie bayonet. 1 particularly beg to recommend this circum stance to the notice of His Excellency the Lieut. Gov, Commanding. On the road inside ol the wood, the reb Is had a number of sleighs, by which means they succeeded in carrying away nbotit .10 of their wounded men, the others succeeded in escaping at the southernmost point of the Island, and got over lothe American cnast, leaving killed on tho spot their Commanding OlBcer, a Col. Hradley, a Major Houdlevl and Captains Van Rens sall.ier and M'Koon, and s.even others ; some prisoners were tnkeu, seyeral of whom were severely wounded. I regret to say, tint the taking of this Island has not been gained without consid erable loss on our part, and I have to re quest that you will report for His Excellen cy's information, that 30 soldiers of tho 32d Regiment fell in this affair, '.wo of whom were killed, the oihor.s. some dangerously, some severely, wounded. I sincerely re gret the loss of so many brave soldiers, and feel it the more when 1 reflect, they did not fall before an honourable enemy, but under Ihe lire of a desperate gang of murderers, and marauders. A list of iho killed and wounded I have ihe honour herewith to enclose. Having scoured the woods, and satisfied myself that the Island was cleared, I reform ed the troops, and about 5 o'clock in '.ha evening proceeded hack, and the soldiers returned lo their quarters at Amherstburgh that night. When you lako a view of the circum stances of thi- affair. I need hardly detail to you the arduous duties the soldiers have had to perform, from the time they left this until they returned: travelling as they did, forty miles m an excessively cold night, 20 of which were across the Lako; nccoru. plishing the object I had in view, namely, liberating the loyal people detained on tho Island, gaining possesion of tho place, re storing ii to the proprietors, defeating wi'h considerable loss the enemy, and returning again to their barracks within 30 hours. My warmest thanks nro due to the wholo of the Officers, who supported me in thi undertaking, and tt is impossible for me in words to do justice to the gallant soldiera of Her Majesty's Royal Artillery, 32d Regi inent. S"d Regiment, and the loyal Volun teers of Civahy, Infantry, and the few In dians, who constituted the force under my command. I have to regret that Mr Thomas Par tsh. a private in the St. Thomas Troop of Volunteer Cavalry, was killed in rear of the 32d Rc-ijunent, by a musket shot. Colonel Prince, of Sandwich, Mr. Slier iff Lachlan, Captain Cirty, and several oilier gentlemen, nsked my permission to accompany me, which they did, and gal lantly acted with their rifles, with our sold iers, agniist the rebels in the wood; I found them very useful, from their knowl edge of the locality of the place. I trust this second repulse mi this frontier of the American banditti, (let it be under stood that 1 have it from satisfactory au thority, that the whole of llie gang driven from Pole Island, are American citizens) will be a lesson to them, ihat they are nol with impunity to hold Hritish territory. A large tri coloured flag, with two stars, and the word "liberty" worked upon it,, and eleven prisoners, were also taken, some of whom state (hey were formerly on Navy Island: about forty American muskets, some ammunition, swords, &c were also taken. I am informed by the prisoners, that it was the decided intention of these people) to land on the Canadian shnru last night, and march upon Amliersiburgh, destroying by lire on their way nil the houses, '&e. they had to pass, nnd for which six sleigh loads of American citizens, from Sandusky Hny, had joined them the night previous to my attack, and made their escape back again, immediately on my appeuranco in front of the Island. 1 have the honor lo request that you will lay the substance of this letter before His Excellency the Lieutenant Coventor, and forward ir'to Montreal, for thn information of lies Excellency the Lieutenant General Commanding. I have the honor to ho, Sir, your most obedient humble servant, Joir.N Mai n.ANti, l.t. Col. ComV 32( Jlest. and Col Cam's Wcsltrn Frontier.