Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, October 3, 1845, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated October 3, 1845 Page 1
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NOT THE S 1 O B I OF O S S A K OUT TUB WELFARE -Ot HOME BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1845. BY H. B. STACY. VOL. XIX No. 18. A Ktrante Story If true nhout a Leather Trunk full of Doubloons ntul Hank Bills. In 1839, n man by the name of Michael Scannell, lived In tins city. He was a car dener, and also kept a grocery and eating house, near the old Aqueduct. lie was a man of coin sideralilo enterprise, and did a very fair hml ncss. One morning, in the fa 1 nf the year 18:29, a very destitute looking man (as the story goes) came to It is house, complaining nf having been (tripped of alt his clothes bv a cap tain, and stating that ho had not a farthing with which to purthasa a meal of victuals. Scanned syinps'lnzed with the poor fellow gave him his breakfast and dinner, and procured him employ ment. He did not, however, evinco any very particular desire to goto work when work was: procured for him; but hung about the grocery, as if he had something to communicate. During the afternoon, Scanncll proceeded to his cellar to tap a barrel of beer, and was fol lowed by the stringer, who accosted him with the remark that lie had "a secret lo coiuinuni. cale to him, which would make a man of him for life." But before lie would communicate this desirable secret, he required Scannell tn swear upon a Catholic prayer bonk which he held in bis hand, " never tn reveal lo mortal nun what he should communicate." This oath it is probable Scanned took, although he denied hav ing done so at a period which will be referred to in the sequel The stranger then told Scanncll that the night previously, a trunk had (alien Irom a carnage on what is now Exchange street. This trunk he picked up, and found that it contained a large amount of mnncv, in doubloons and bank bills. This trunk he had secreted under a pile of boards near the aqueduct, and 11 scanncll would ac company him, and aid him in getting it safely away, lie snnuiu snare in its contents. 1 he ot. fer was at once nc-.epled ; and as soon as it was dark, the two proceeded with a sheet, and some old quilts, to the hiduig place, where the trunk (about three feet by two, and made of black leather) was loutid. Un openine it, it appear ed to be about a third full nf doubloons, and the rest of the spare was occupied with bank bills of various denominations. The money was placed in tlio sheet, and covered over with the quilts and old clothing, (o make the bundle appear as much as possible like a bundle of bedding. When the money was thus secured, Scanncll broke the trunk into pieces and cast it into the river. Hefore returning tn S.'s house with their rich booty, the two had determined to proceed in the morn ing to Canada, by llit ridge road. The stran ger's wife lived at Toronto, and they were to proceed to tho house of , at that lime an auctioneer in that citv, from whence they would, in duo time, and after the funds were properly disposed of, go abroad. Sramicll hap pened to be well acquainted with the auctioneer, he being a relative ot his wife. He according ly readily acceded to the plan ; but unfortunate ly when they reached Scannell's house, the public room was thronged, and while S. went in alone to arrange matters, his lucky friend gave him the slip, and he was no where to he found. , , Rut Sranuell thought it " would never do to give II up so, und supposing lhat Ms friend had suspected him, (from having had to remain some fifteen minutes in the house,) he deter mined tn bunt him up and undeceive him. He consequently took the stage for Liwislon the next day, hoping to intercept bis rich friend at the Ferry, with his bounty ; but after waiting a lay, he saw nothing of him, anil becoming short of change, be communicated these facts to our informant, who loaned him five dollars with which he paid his way to Toronto. From that day to this, Scannel has not been heard of. Soon after, as we are told, his groce ry was broken up, and his family left for pr.rts unknown, whether to share in the rich booty of this lucky stranger, or to seek out her liege lord, is a mystery to this day. Now, trw query is, has tins singular story about Michael Scanncll and the leather trunk full of doutilojns and bank bills, any foundation in truth I Our informant a gentleman of un doubted veracity, whose recent visit tn the old aqueduct called up these long. past rcininiscnn ces fully believe all that Scaunell told him, although at the time, he had as much as he could d'i to enjoy his honey-moon viit to the Falls, and make no inquiries cither about Scan nell or lie Leather Trunk, until so ne five voars ago, when, on visiting tins ciiy, lie had the cu riosity to inquire of various persons whether they ever knew Scanncll and what had become of him. Many remembered him, but none know where he had gone; but all concurred that he had suddenly disappeared some timo in 18V.9. What had also tended to keep these reuiinis From the Knickerbocker for September. FLEECING A LAYVYEK, OU TAKING RECEIPTS, 'It is always safe lo receive money." Law Maxim. 'TIiito now !' saiil Elkminr Bunker, musingly, 'that'll tin tolerably well. Chit ty, in there, nnd Starkio next beside it, u ml 'my Lnnl Coke,' nnd his devoted admirer, Sir Williiim, on lliu shelf above; anil then the Reports 'Kirhy,' 'Day,' 'Root,' mid 'Couiieolieut' wo'll string them nloiig here. Who says, now, thero isn't considerable law on those threo shelves And who, that did'nt know, would suppose Ilia! those few hooks cost mo something short of onn hun dred federal Hollars, fur which sum old Spi cer has my 'pruniiMJ to pay 1' A rash prom ise thnt, all things considered ;' nnd Elkanor sat dawn lo reflect on rash promises in gen eral, ntul his own in particular. Elkanor Bunker was u lawyer; newly fledged, nnd as yet without a client. His 'shingle,' with ELKANOR BUNKER, ATTORNEY AND C0UN8EI.L0U AT LAW. in letters ns bright as gold leaf could mnke them, had gone up lliu day bcfoie ; ntul 1 1 is library, ralhhcr a scant pattern, had just ar rived, ami Elkanor had spent the last fifteen minutes in putting that up too ; after which, Elkanor seated himself again in his old arm chair, and musing, rested. Elkanor Bunker was what is generally called 'a 'cute Yankee.' In tlio classic and expressive language of his nativo land, he had 'cut his eye-teeth some timo since,' and 'could see as far into u mill-stone us most folks.' Tho only thing we know against Elknnor's fineness was, that hu had of his own free-will determined to 'locale himself' in Connecticut ; Connecticut, the great Sa hara of tho legal profession ; nnd not in Connecticut merely, but in the little town of Grizzle, that had the reputation or having starved out two-thirds of tlio lawyers who had made tlieir debut at the county bar. Tlio truth was, Grizzle, like an old tobacco plantation, had become exhausted 'used up.' Some thirty years before, one 'Squire llawsnn, now Judge Ilnwsun, ('judge' by courtesy) had gleaned tlio legal field which Grizzle and its vicinity presented, and had gleaned it pretty thorougly too. He had grown rich by the operation, and on a com petency had long since retlied, occasionally, however, giving advice ! 'giving' it too in the full sense ot the term, which some lawyers said was the reason why Giizzlc, never siiico his dav, could support a lawyer. In Judffo Uawsou's fuolsiens, so !' 't-oceir.i- ing rich' was concerned, fc-IUanor was de termined to follow. Tlio prospect was any thing but flattering. 'Oh, lor a good fat client ! signed t-iua-nor, sifter n half iin hour's solitary reflection. Sighing doesn't ienerallv secure the object longed for ; hut in this case, tho usual order of things seemed likelv tn ho reversed. A hnavv sien wag heard in tho nassape. II ran at the door, and in stalked a gaunt, bony six- j I'm mighty mistaken. You've swindled inn, footer, witli an ox-goad in one hand nnd an young man, out of a dollar, nnd here 1'vo undrHssnd l,,.kio in ili.i niher. Elkanor 1 got proof of it, in black and white. Thai knew his customer, an old acquaintance, I will be a dear dollar to you, my good young 'miserlv as the dav is lone when days are, fellow. lliu sheep, or have any thing to do with ill' 'No, I didn't see him.' Well, iln you know tiny body who did V 'I can't say I do, Mjsucily : hut thunder nnd lightning, 'Squire 1 Hill Walkti W just the suit of fellow lo steal sliuup J I'll swear to t' 'Yes, hut lhat won't do. My opinion, Mr Tarhox, is, that you had better givti Bill Walker his sheep," midget ynuis hack wlien ever you can. It is your shortest way out of the scrape, Sir.' 'Do you raaly think so, 'Squire t' '1 don't 'think' any ihing about the mat ter ; I know so.' 'Wal, (hat's what Bill nnd Squiro Ketch inn, down lo Walkcrvillc, said. But I didn't rnaly belinvo him. Ilowsomever, if you both say so, I s'poso it must be so. It's an all-fired hard case (hough, I swan it is.' (Hero Mr Tiirhox pulled out his watch.) 'IIul-lo I 'most two o'clock I I must ho go in', that's a fact.' And MrTnrhox gathered up his 'fixings,' nnd mado fur tho doflr. 'Look here, Mr Tin box,' said Elkanor, 'you hav'nt paid me yet. 'Cusli down,' is my motto.' 'Hav'nt p-a-i-dyou ! Paid you for what I I don't owe you any thing, as I know on. Do I?' ' Certainly you do." 'I should liko to know what h'sfor, then. Very well, 1 can tell you. I is for pro fessional advice given you this morning,' ' Ha ! ha! Well now, that is a good ono ! And how miirh may your 'professional ad vice' ho ututh V If you follow it, and Cm inclined to think you will, it will be worth lo you about ten times what I shall charge you fur it. My charge, Sir, is nne dollar.' ' Oh git out, 'Sqouo 1. You don't mean lo say yon want me to pay you a dollar fur an hour or so of sociable talk, do you V ' Indeed, I do, Sir." 1 Well, look here, young man. You need not think you arc going to diddle mo out of a dollar that way, I'm a lilllo too knowing for that operation. So good morning lo you ; and ns lo that dollar, don I you wish you mau get it? Good morning. 'One dollar! Ha, ha.' 1 Let thoso laugh that win, Mr. Tarhox,' said Elkanor; 'you'll either pay mo that dollar note, or before sunset I'll sue you for five. You can take your choice.' ' TI7t-c-'to now I you are a screamer, for a young onn. But I'll tell ynu what I'll do with you, 'Squire. I'll give you that dollar, if you'll give me a rcctiptfor it,' ' I'll give you a dozen, if you like,' said Elkanor. ' Veij wcllj here's yaar ablar,-t!icn. Now hand over the receipt, if you please. Elkanor sat down and wrote : "Received of Hiram Tarhox, one dollar, in payment lor proicssionai novice 10 nun mis uay izivcn. F.uctxoR HuNKcn, Atl'y at Law." Grizilc, Sept, 9, 1812. ' Them you have it,' said lie, handing it over to Mr. Tarhox. ' Yes, and it's whero you'll have it too, or ing mi' lhat can't pi wrulr that fallow, do vou ? Ymi iliin'l iiieaflhat, surely.' Certainly I do.' ell, all I liave gifTo say is, I'll sie yon in thunder first! llovt much do you charge for that eh V ' I'll tell you what I ihargo for it,' said tho judge, sluwiy lifting Lit hoe. Either pay inn my fee, or I'll giwfrynu such a mauling as ynn never had in -ur life. Take your choice, nnd he quick ajui'it it, loo.' Mr. Tarhox Inokt'iLj the lino, and then at lliu judge. Them 'jns no mistaking eith er lliu determination nf lint judge's eye, nor the strength of tlie juils hoe-handle. ' Well, if I niasi, I Yooso I must,' said he at length. 1 What is bnr charge' 'Two dollars." ' 'Two dollars! Tiplffer and lightning, judge, you arn loo bji! Ion bail, that's a fact. I thought you dlVl-rhargu any thing for law business now-aiiays.' 'That depends on circumstances. I do this time.' ' But, ttco doUars,Uigo ! isn't that rath er Inch t ' Not a cent less,' tXT thn jndgo ; either that or the Itoo-handl. Take your own choice.' ' Well, blast yon ! take, it then !' said Mr. Tarhox, hauling' out an.tiL.d'iiy pocket-book and a dirty 'five.' ' Very good,' said ihe judge; 1 Phoenix Bank, five dollars, All light , hero's your change. You may go now.' And Mr. Tarhox d!T go. He slopped, though, after going a few steps, for he heard the judge calling after him. ' Well, what's wanting now, I'd liko to know ?' snarled ho. .OIi, nothing very pnlicnlar,' replied the judge ; 'only I thought, perhaps, as you had let mo havo thc-fMt)ftf)!fcfeal-pcrhaps you might like a receipt.' Mr. Tarhox ground, his teeth audibly, nnd ns ho turned away, something very much like s-to-c-a-r-!' found .'is way. out. Mr. Tarhox was n deacon ii, the church, though. So it could not have UinJhat. E. A. M Steuben C. H., Indiana, July 1845. the longest.' Hu coolly pushed out a cliair to him, and then busied himself with some books and papers that lay before him, with an appearance of industry decidedly great er than he manifested before his visitor's entrance. You seem to ho plaguy busy, this mar Perhaps so,' replied Elkanor ; 'hut if you aro through, air, you necun l watt any long cr. -There's the door.' Mr. Tarhox went out. Ho went out too as if he fancied ho saw demonstrations, on the young lawyer s part, of an intention to vut him out. Ilo kept on too, after lie had eenres alive in his mind, or rathar lu revive get a little advice ; just to find out what your nine, 'Squire.' said Mr Tarhox, after a si-1 E"t out, until ho caino to the house nf Judge ' ' - - . l n . . ... i ii...: I i...r l lent session of fifteen minutes. 'Rather busy, sir.' 'Well, then, I guess I won't interrupt you, 'Squire, seein, as ynu are busy.' 'It is inv business, sir, Id bu interrupted,' remarked Elkanor. 'Yes, 1 know it is ; hut vnu see, I didn't exactly call on business. 1 only wauled lo Ran son, lo whom allusion has before been made. Hern hu slopped anil nipped. I lie iudgn was tint in. Hit bad gone over to 'llio (arm. an over to the larm, alter tlinjinlgu inili. i them some law years ago, was the lact that, in a published statement of the lare bank ro'ibe ries, which had taken place in this country with in fifteen or twen y years, it was slated that a heavy robbery had occurred in a Bank in Mass achusetts about the timo when Scannell went in pursuit of the mysterious person who prom ised to reveal to him "a secret which would make a man of him." Whether this was that money or whether Scannell's ragged guest was the robber, nr whether he found the money as stated, nr whether Scannell ever overlook him. or whether ho chared in the moils, or whether he is still living, or where is his whorp- aaouis, or wiieuier Hoy imiig oi ine Kinu as re Iated ever occurred all is clothed in imnone trable mistery. That Scannell lived and moved and communicated what we have here publish ed to our informant, we have no manner of doubt ; but whether he lied, we cannot say. But this we can say, there have been many worse stories thin this less nf exciting inci dent, with less capital to build upon written a id published. And if there is any thing in Scannell's revelations, this publication may yot lead the owner nf the doubloons and bank bills to their possession. Scannell'i) friends lived in Limerick, Ireland, where he doubtless went, if bo got the loose change, and where ho may pos sibly now be found, reveling upon the spoils ob tained from the Leather Trunk, under tho Old Aqueduct. Rochester Dem. Gbeat yield or Wool. Tho merino flock of J, Speed, in the vicinity of Ithira, New York, aversged the past season, 0 lbn. of clean wash, ed wool per head for which he has been offered 40 cents per pound. Col. Wade of Hampton, S. C. has a flock of fine Leicester lambs 14 months old, from which he has sheared from 11 1-2 to 13 1.2 lbs. each, and GO lambs which were dropped this season, nd shorn when hot weather came on, to relieve Iheiu of (lis oppressive heat averaged four lbs. each. The I'aular stock of Col. II. S. Randall, of Cortland county, New York, has this year av. eraged over 0 lbs, well. washed wool per head. A 3 year 'd ram sheared 13 lbs. and S oz., and a -yearling 8 lbs. 8 ounces ; many of the owes beared 6, 7, and 8 lbs., and one 0 pound, nne ounce. The heaviest merino fleece, ever before sheared in the United States is said to be 8 pounds and 8 ounces, from a 3 year old but tee his following; and L. Q. Collins of Butternuts, Otse go Countv, H. York, have a flock of 63 full bred merino sheep, which have averaged 4 pounds, 11 ounces, per head ; 25 yearlings averaging 4 lbs. 14 ounces, and the bucks aversged 0 11 If col all well waabed. Vt. Family Vititor. AMERICAN CHARACTER. Tho American of Al'echanian or Yan. keednodlcdom that testless wirv man. bal ancing himself upon two legs of his chair, his straw liat turned up behind, and with his pedal extremities too fai tliroueh his nanla- loons, ns he hacks the table with u keen edged kntfo has a trait -tho result doubt less of his patronage the confluence of the energetic and cnlerpris ng of all nations, nourished into luxuriance bv tho cited uf in stlfuiionsl a ll. ill Slira'iailiiiMiisiieA iiiin from other people. Observe now, as ho lodges his heels hther than his head. Would you cramp luin by precedent, or shackle his action h,' tho control of rule ? Not a moment will dtapso hefore his limbs may be wreathed info a now attitude more outer than any which ingenuity has yet de vised, llis legs ore dangling as human legs, perhaps, never da ngleil before he sils upon the mil, or lies extended on a bench, in an endless variety ofexpirlments in regard to lacililies lor reposn. l lie smokes, what n power of suction if lis chows, what nn en ergy in tho performance ; nnd when ho eats, how prodigious the Wving of time ! It is impossible to cast liimjna mould ho is not lo bu fenced in by fixid ideas, nnd cannot stand beforo the public with nil my wounds and bruises upon me a monument of the deeds of rum a monument of tho mercy of Gud I 1 hope to do moro than I have ever yet done to wrest tlio sceptro from King Alcohol, nnd trample in the dust tho mighty foo from which I am delivered. BURIED ALIVE. CONFESSION OF JOHN B. GOUGH. Tempeiiancc Rrcono, Extiia. Boston, Saturday, 4 o'clock, P. M. Wo hasten lo lay before our numerous readers tho confes sion of John B, Guugh, mado at Roxbury, before a committee uf the Washingtoni ans. Mr Gough appeared before tho commit too at the hour appointed, disappearance was much as heretofore, with tho exception of a fallen and softened expression of coun tenance, which hecamu him un so peculiar an occasion. Having been requested to speak, hu gave utterance to the following Confession, which was pronounced in a firm and manly, but modest lone : Beloved BitF.TiincN To mo this occa sion seems so extraordinary it is so differ ent from what I, and you too, had any reason lo expect, a lew days ngo lhat you must bear with mo if my manner and my matter also should appear ralher confused. Indeed, (said llio speaker, much afl'ecled and leaning against lliu wall,) 1 am nut well 1 No language could convey to the reader an idea of the tone in which these last words wero uttered, nor nf lliu thrilling effect that tlioy had upon bis auditors. i say not wen l speak not ol physical illncs ; but it is here Oh ! my God I it is here ho laid his hand upon his heart who shall say what a day may bring forth 7 All ! dearly havo I learned to appreciate the sacred injunction of the invincible Paul 'Let linn that llnnkelli ho slandeth, take heed lest ho fall I' I have, indeed, preached 10 on ers, ana nave myse.s nccon.u a cast- ,., i(;f , i)1(J )(,rror awayl If man never forgives me for 1 1 nn, i..T.. i. ,i,',i ...i i, have no right to expect forgm-nessfrom man ueen Mvd 0 M. M BnJ jn -I, in my present low estate, do still hear a to ,,,. rornl;lit.s voice from Calvary, I hear those blessed WBro iml ., )s npC(,5Silrv 0 olllH;n tones of mercy-'M grace is sufficient for wullorilV( !,.,, was difficult. Despairing, theo 1 Here the eloquent speaker covered 111,i:. ,,; i,:. i,.,r, ,r :, , ..;., A philanthropist, most worthy of tlio title, has just addressed to the French government a curious report upon precipitatu burials. According to his calculations, tho measures and delays prescribed by law is not sufficient. Wilhin.a few yeais ho has collected n long list of supposed dead who returned lo life nt tho moment they w ere sen ing them up In tho shroud nf others while they worn being lowered into the grave. Onn shudders on reading the report, which is filled with facts, accompanied by the most iiullieulic proofs. There yet remain those enses of which we continue ignorant, or which aro discovered too late. Frirdltflll noisnc. lirrwlnntnl rlicpficnt t..c reveal to us from timo to timu some uf these! be subterranean dramas, which real nr ficticious inspire a terror in every body. Last winter a young and heatitifcj actress died very sud denly. A young man who was greally afflic ted at her death had been conversing during the last moments of the deceased uitli a cel ebrated physician, who told him hn bad of ten, in similar cases, seen a profound lelhar gv ol long duration mistaken for death. I These words excited in the mind ol the young should she not have been dead' cried he. Bulshohad Lake Champlain, on the 11th in the follow ing year. On lliti 23 J of this month, the Sun ontc'M tho sign Libra, Tho hanging balance that doth weigh the light, (living an equal share to day and night, tho days and nights then being of an equal length, as they worn on tlio 21st of March. So lhat a survey of the splendid victories and achievements attained by our arms, &c. Instead of its filling us with a gloom and mel ancholy, we should bail September ns a fit season for festivity nnd joy. All hail I then thou golden crowned Sister of the Twelve I We greet theo with our smiles ! THE l'OTATOR HO T. spe and bursl into tin inuuceo lo lollnw ; him if he can do whit easily llicie is un me beaten path. Ask ver man has done it in thai. It is what man has never tWtilMl tin unlooses In himself. Ills romniestvment affords no rliie to lliat which in av In thn end of his efforts. TimcIi him lo retail iecdles, he possibly will louiiil nn t-mpiin lo-il'irrow. i'laro tin; im plements ol a I r i n t i t in his h inds, vet lliu wei i mr. i.iiiioa. ii m mni; nm-i: unit-, , ri 1 i i i , , ... i . i ., . I i I next you hear ol uulmav be in he oadiii" I and bv tho timn he reached llio spot, lui had . . ' . , .., ,,. - ,, , l about niadn up his mind that it would have been as well In have given the dollar, mid I armies to n nne. r.iiting a lilt lo nuwsii.i per, very likejy wheij nothing r-lso is doing opinion is 'Well, sir, state your case, laconically re marked Elkanor. Why, you see, 'Squire, we had a kind o( a cattle-show down nt out i-end of the Inwn, you know, last week a-Tuesday. Well, you see, I got into a lilllo bit nf a scrape there. You know IS i II Walker, I s pose I, '1 can't sav I do.' said Elkanor. 'Don't know Bill Walker I Heavens and Birth, 'Squire I every hudy knows Bill Walk er. I rather guess you know Him, 'oquire Jest think a minute.' 'I'erhaps so ; hut go on with yourcaso, if you please, and let Bill Walker go. Yes, hut raaly now, 1 thought you knew Bill. Why, I swan, 'Squire, you must know him. Bill Walker's the man lhat wears that old. But wo will not inflict on our readers Mr Turbox's luminous description nf Bill Walk ur's wearing apparel. Suffice il that lie did describe the said Walker's apparel in a dis of about fifteen minutes ; after which he spent half nn hour in telling how hn and Bill had a fight together, and then eked uut the rest uf llio morning by telling what tliey had fought together fur. Hu was in the midst of this, when Elkanor hoard tho dis tant dinner-bell ring. Elkanor had n't been in the profession long enough lo know lhat lawyers aro generally supposed not to need dinners. So ho cut short his dicta's tale with 'The amount of tho whole mailer, Mr Tarbox,so far as I can see from your own story, is, that you think Hill Walker stole ono nf your sheep, and acknowledge thai you havo been and taken one of his.' 'Thai's it, 'Squiro ; you've hit it, 'dzactly.' 'But you have no business to take one of Uill Walker's sheep.' 'Why, Bill Walker look ono of mine.' 'Perhaps sot but can you provo lhat factl' 'Provo ill Thunder and lightning! I should hope so. I can prove that fast enough.' 'Who'll swear to it'' 'Why, any body will swear lo it.' 'And what might 'any body's' name be ' inquired Elkanor, 'Did you see Bill fake said nothing farther about It. However, ho persevered, anil at last loonil lliu jiiUge in the fields, with ii lion in llis hand, hoeing po-lalues. Thn jndgn was a mnn nf few words, and soon brought him to a point. ' Why the amount of it is, jud e,' said Mr. Tarhox' 'you seo this receipt the little rascal has given mo. Well, I want you lo lake il, and haul the fellow up for me.' ' Haul him up ! Why, tlio receipt is good enough. What more do you want, prnyl' I don'l waul any thing more from "him. But I should liko to make him swing for il, though, nun while.' ' Make bin) swing ! Swing for what ' ' Why, for swindling me out of my mon ey.' You stupid old jackass !' said tho judge, 'didn't you go lo him and ask his opinion V To be suro I did ; but ,' And didn't ho give it lo you V ' Yes, certainly; hut ,' ' Don t bother mo wiih your 'bills.' If you asked him for his advice, and hu gave it lo nit, I should say that was enough.' ' Yes, hut hn didn't give il lo me. Ho made mo pay a dollar fur il. Now, that's what I call swindling,' bis face with his hands, flood of tears. Who says that my disgrace is a disgrace to the glorious cause, nf temperance I Who says that my unworthy apostacy no, no, I will not use that word. Who says that my temptation and my weakness entail dishon or upon the great cause of which 1 have been so unworthy an advocate 1 Let such, if any (herd be, compare thn loss and the gain. Let them call up the hosts of redeemed men and women : let them summon the wives and children who, in every town, hy the sea side nnd by the woods, in city and country," bless God every morning ill it they rise, nnd every evening that they lie down, for the glorious pledge thai pledge which snatched a father and a husband from the arms uf ruin that drove hack the rushing wave from their slwellings that raised tho fallen man tfom the miry pit, add placed his lout upon a rock. Would thoy compare my singlo fault with all this redemption ? who' looks at the sun SUnnlicatinrr. his heart lorn nnnw ivilli evnre a I , ,,., ..I........I ,1 !... . ...... .,....u, IIU UIIII.IIIJIJ JUII man at length succeeded in obtaining per mission to have the cuflin opened whichen closad llio object of his.affuctions. Tlio phy sician, who accompanied him, examined tho body, and said 'tshe is dead ; but it is not moro than two hours since death occurred, for I still perceivu sonio remains of warmth ! It had been then two days since the unfor tunate worn in was buried. The means of guarding against similar dis asters arc easy, and well known. In Ger many, tlio country of wiso precautious, thern is in every cenieliy a room where lliu dead Wo find in the Boston Culiivalcr, an abld ugricultural paper, the following letter furnish ing interesting information respecting the pota too crop in .Maine i I'oim.AND, Me., Sept. 8, 1645. The 1'oTAion Hot. This diseaso which eocms tn prevail throughout the country, is far more extensive anil severe in Maine than it has en in any previous year. We have been in several towns in this vicinity, and in most cases the potatoo tups aro as deao as though there had been a hard frost, and in some places this was the caeo feieral weeks age, Most of all kinds nre afl'ecled, though Homo far more than others. Tho Chenangoes, which are cultivated moro llian any other variety, are most injured. The Long Red is a hardy variety and is gener til; but little affected. In tome cases farmers will lose half of their crops, and in others almost all. Wo have been informed that one dug half a day in an eight acre Jot and got only two bush els of sound potatoes. In I'reeport and farther east, some larmers have ploughed their potatoo lands, not considering tho crop wortli digging. We arc informed hy those who havo travelled eastward that the crop is in a worse condition on mo ivenneiiec anu still uorro m Waldo coun ty, lu travelling about 30 miles in tho interior through the towns of Gorham, Standish, Lim ington and Cornish, we noticed that tho potatoo tops generally looked green, forming a striking contrast with the deadly appearancs nf those on the tea coai.t. From this' we are led to hope that though tho injury prevails to some extent in tho interior, it will be far less severe. Many farmers say that early planted potatoes are the least aflectcd, but wo believe that very late planted would escape, should the weather be cool during this month. Some consider it late to plant the lOih of June, but the last of June or the first of July is tho timo for late planting, in order to secure the crop against the roi, anu to nave partially grown, or unripe pots- are kept a" long time before they nrr. put into l00.3 f"r seed, which will bo full of life and vigor, llio cround. In this transient apartment the "'f'M Purfao,e; U,e l,a "' dd I body dressed in a particular .nn.r. fe is laid upon a bed, befoni his lips is placed a jng as late as July liO. We tow a small piece mirror, which llio slightest breath will tarnish; replanted quite late, and the tops were very between his fingers a thread is lied, which, green while others around them were killed at lliu slightest mill ion will agitate nn'J c.iu,i , '"h 'lc ' lo sound a little bell suspended in the room ' 1 1,0 poiatoo crop in Maine is of great impor occupied by the keeper of the cnmelry. ,Unce' ""l ""'', .,0 producers, but lu numerous rVh.lii nml ,1 . .A.l .,:.r. ,i. ' consumers of tins valuable vegetable in most of lo see one spot upon us disc, nnd then -t,.T...i.o. r .i i i e i i i ll,e principal marfcets in the United Slates : and swears there is no day light because t -lo" ! ?i , I dt frm ' 'l0," this calamity will be seriously frit. With many rious ort cot la ns a few obscu alien unon I hv'?"Wo.m P"S,L'S J"', were told at farmers it is .heir main dependence. Instead, nous oru contains a itw obscurations upon , Frankfort j ,llcI sllppns(.( ,c.,j person of bountiful crops.'a, they have generally had Hues not wake and sound the bell. I.cttcr l m past seasons, in sime sections, there will be tjrom Vans. its surface 1 Nay, what is my own case in connexion with the Great Temperance Cause ? what is a fly upon the mill-wheel I what is a drop in the ocean 1 Have I, indeed given evidence of my sin cerity t Oh, let thoso who think so if ac customed to tlio intoxicating cup let them THE MEXICAN GENERALS. Biistnmentc, who has just been appointed by Horrent thn head of tlio Mexican army to try bill for nno yearfor ono month or for ' operate against Texas, was formerly thn lea- ' You mav call il what vou liko, but it is no moro swindling than for vou lo charge a dollar for a bushel of corn is swindling.' 'Well, blast it all!' said Mr. Tarhox, rather testily ;' 'do vou mean lo say, iudgo. lhat this receipt is a good one.' ' I o lie sure 1 uo. ' And that I can't got my dollar back again. ' iSot by a long shot. ' I supposo then, I can't make llio lilllo rascal suffer for it V - 1 should say not, most decidedly.' ' Well if that's lite cine,' said Mr. Tarhox looking ralher crest-fallen, 'it is high time I was going ;' nnd off he started. But his pro gress was suddenly arrested : ' Just stop ono moment, if vou yleaso,' said the judge, 1 believe you have not paid mo yel.' P-a-i-d you ! Paid you for what, I'de like to know V ' For professional advice.' Why, you don't mean to sy, judeo, that you are going to make roe pay for your tell- llio lime will soon rnve that he will he sweeping onwards tnpregon, or lo partici p no in a "revel in Ilo halls of the Monte zuinas. There is nothing small thai ho cannot narrow lnoisell lo u. ISiilhnig so large that he does not feel roiipeienl to grasp it--'I don't know how,' fills no place in his vo cabulary, and hn fcej himself leudy lo bo a pedlar or a presidenj ns opportunity affords itself. Hn is like neat throw him as you will and the univenal Jonathan alights al ways upon his feet. Bewaro too( how you aro harsh towards rial friendless youngster venturo not lo treat an impoverished neighbor with contqyl. Who can tell but that tho ono who tjuw excites your scorn ay, tho very urchin not deemed fit to play Willi your more nioily nurtured children tho youth to wIiqiii your delicate daughters blush to speak whon in llio street, mid from whom almost your eyes nre averted when in lhat what you ilecni moro choico companion ship, is nol desliied to soon tower liko an eagle far above your utmost height, and lo cause Ins own lowlvjiame lo sound through I out the world 1 There, is nothing impracti cable to tho universal Jonathan uf these Uni- led Slates; and if his eailier years ho un stained by viroor crime, ho sure to treat him with the respect which is duo lo hnmanity, or both hu and you may remember llie slight when it is your turn lo look up lo him. 'Ragged enough,' remarked a lady in a Fuirmount omnibus, 'Raggett enough, and not over clean,' said sho with a smile as she glanced at llio tow-headed concourse of check aprons lhat strove to get a ride for nothing; but perhaps our children's presidonl is there, with llie statesmon of his cabinet, nnd llio heroes nTWs armies. And why nott (t is tho struggle which makes tho man ; and ihero may ho there aro faculties in train ing all around us perhaps in this very prin ter's devil who, with ink-smirked brow is waiting al our plbow which will trnnscend all ureeK, an noman i.ime. lluro s copy for llice, hoy strait to tlio office and nlav not by the way thou diploniisl or warrior, poet or philosopher : whatever the future lias in store for thee. Thy face, no doubt, would bo fairer lor a lilllo soap, and thy che vulure needs comb and brush ; but vet the laurel may in lime sll even liiore. Nal'$ Hat, aex, ono week, lo conquer tlio inextinguishable thirst that consumes their being they will learn how much sincerity is required lo ab stain, for a shoil lime, from the seductive bowl ! Beloved Brethren ! I could nnt say less, ' but 1 must proceed with my narrative. You aro already aware and thanks lo the intemperate editors, the public are prntlv generally aware, of the situation in which 1 was found. It is necessary lhat I give a de tailed account of the facts. I could well wish to be spared this duty : but, liko the Spartan boy, I must nerve myself to endure, though the fire eat into my heart. In tho city of New York thero is a lilllo edifice, at the corner of Centre nnd Readc streets, of nniqu construction, being made up principally of glass lights. Hero I re paired lo get a glass of suda water with a friend who had invited me, whose namn il is unnecessary lo mention, as I beliove he was guiltless of any evil intention. The snda was diawn for me ; but the man had no syrup In bis shop, and used Lochia Cordial us a substitute. Such was llio peculiar e fleet of this cordial upon me, that I lost tho use of my reasoning faculties to a great degree ; my old appetite for ardent spirits revived in mo as if sumo infernal demon had been per mitted to lash llio unresisting helm of my judgment thrown away Ihu compass and lei loose the winds or heaven upon my pi lolless bark. As I walked down Centra street, I full the most intense desire for wo men nnd wine. As I passed the taverns and bar-rooms, I could scarcely resist the in clination lo rush in and satisfy my craving appetite. In passing Lothian s corner I met a young woman, un acquaintance ol some years standing, who was t)iug her shoe. Being daik, 1 accidentally touched her elbow in passing. She then recognized me and called me by naino ; I stopped, and alter u mo ment's conversation, she requested mu to call with her and see u fallen sisler whom she was desirous uf rescuing from tho abyss of ruin. As il is a pari of inv mission lo redeem the lost, and to raiso the fallen, I gladly con sented, although myself standing on the ve ry precipice that overhung llio .vortex, I entered with her a house in Walker street, where I found nn eldeily lady and thu sister of my female companion. After a tedious conversation, a feeling hatdly lo be described in words came over uic llio burning, ra ging appetite fur liquors. The lilllo which was luund in tho House only auucu to ine flame. I gavo money lo a young woman, and procured more; and bore my memory fails. What Happened anerwarus i can no more tell than the maniac who struggles with his chain in llie asylum for maniacs. From lhat moment all is chaoi? . 1 My example, more lhan words, bids 'him that slandeth take hoed letl he fall.' 1 hope to be again in the field, I hope to hardly enough for fcoed, and Ihev hard'v know what to do in future, whether to try again so precarious a crop, or lo abandon it altogether. tleroltliu Centralists in Mexico. Uo was put down by Paredes, who will, in tho chan ges of revolution, hold a secondary place to Uostaincnto. When Paredes was expelled from Mexico, ho resided some timo in Phila delphia. Ho is about 50 years of ago, and has the reputation of being bravo and mode rate. Recent intelligence would seem lo show also thai he is very ambitions. Ilo was the first to pronounce against Sinta Anna in the revolution of last year, and we shall bo sur prised if tho sequel docs not show that he aimed to pull down one commander only with the design of elevating another, and that other himself. General Arista is also an old resident of tho United Slates, having been banished from .Mexico, when expelled he was a colo nel of lancers nml be is now regarded as the best cavalry officer in Mexico. While in Cincinnati, finding himself without resources. Iio applied himself to tho tin and copper making business, and became (in five ears ho spent in that city) a first rate workman. Ho too is an able man, and none tho wnrso for being taught in the school of adversity. All of these officers aro popular witli the ar my, and we expect to hear, before tho year of our Lurd is ended, that they hive resisted first, against lliu government under which they hold llieir commissions and secondly, against each other. Willi such ambitious officers, it is next lo impossible tint llerrcra or any other man, should remain long in au thority. If Santa Anna could not retain his ascendency, his inferiors in ability cannot do so. energy, cour.igu mm uiu support in inu civil power can nlonu keep llerrera whom bo is," We should Co sorry to seo him depos ed, believing, as we do, that a less nblo and pacific man u ill bo llis successor. iV. 1'. Ihjiress. A case or Tcmptation The Harrisburgh correspondent of the Philadelphia Ledger says i "A case nf somewhat singular nature came up before tho Court on Tuesday. A man named Hoot, of this borough, for the purpose of testing a boy in his employ, placed 12 1-2 cents in a pocket as a bail for him, (ho i about 10 years of age) which ho stole. Hoot prosecuted and the (irand Jury found a true liill ! The coun- scl lor unlenuant, Jolm Kuukle, U-q., made a most successful defence. He look fur his text llie most part of tho Lord's prayer "Lead us not in o temptation." One old ccntle- man was so pleased that ho has ordered Mr Kunkle a costly go! cane, having en graved thereon "Lead us not into temptation" ijusi tribute to wortli anil talent, and a boon that an emperor might envy. The jury return ed a verdict of not guilty. The Judo took oc casion to iiiikc somo remarks much 1 tn nK neither the Grand Jury the Prosecuting Attor ney, or the plaintiff relished in the least." IJEVOLUTtONARV ANECDOTE. A VenCMblo American JuJ'c relates the following revolu tionary anecdote : Tho morning following the battle of York town, I had the curiosity to attend the dressing of the wounded. Among others whofo limbs were so i iuch injured as"to require amputation, was a musician, whn had received a imieket ball in tho knee. As was usual in such cai-es, prep arations were miking lo Iish him down to the table, to prevent the possibility of his moving. Siys the sufll-rer, "Now, doctor, what would jou bo at I" "My lad, I'm going Intake off your leg, and 'I is necessary you should be lash ed down." "I'll convjut to no such thing Vou miy pluck tho heart from my bosom, but you'll not confine me. Is there a fiddle in the tent 1 if so, bring il to me." A violin was fur nished, and after tuning it, he said, "Now, doc tor, begin ;" and h) continued to play until the operation, which took about forty minutes, was compleled, without aliasing a note or moving a muscle." SEPTEMBER. Newton said "endeavor to be first in your trade or profession, whatever it may be." And this, by the way, is the secret of success and excellence. Il matters comparatively little what tint trade ; or mcupation, or profession miy be, provided it is useful. , Hn that never changes any of his ncicr corrects any of his mistakes. Tho Register, speaking of the beauties of this month, sivs : This month was so called from tho Lalin word septem, seven, it being tho seventh monih nf tho ancient year, which commenc ed with March. Tho Saxons called it grist , , .1 . ,1 I'Ulli," "UN UUI, Ul I lllia't l month, becausH limy carried the r new ! artificiay on I he process d to mill at that period. September has been (jJlllL., 0tfetlier with llio w distinguished by many ri'inarKHlilo events opinions Death or the Gkeat Steam Hen, nr Fire. Wo have to record the burning on Saluiday evening about 11 o'clock, nf the buildimr on Wechauken lull, occupied for ha ching poultry uiscoveret' bv Alisa hole slock, consist- events: jn,, uf several thousands'' of ducks. rlii.-Uon. Ill 1757 Layf.iyello was born nn tho Glh ; turkeys, &c. This misfortuno is to be regretted, in 1759 Quebec was taken by llie British, as after three jears of nnremiting labor the under Gen. Wolf, on the K'lh, 177C llie' process was brought to a state of perfection, and. City of New York was taken possession of by the British army, un the 15th ; 1780, lliu Iroason of Arnold was detected by thn cap ture of Major Andre, on llie 23J ; 1783, tho Treaty of Poaco between England, Ameri ca, France, &c, was signed at fans, on llio ii appeared only necessary now to reap the har vest wlucli promised lo be abundsnl, Tha building and machinery partly insured, slock of poultry, a total loss. A'. 1'. Uxprest, A shrewd farmer in the V't, Legislature . op '.10 citv of Moscow was destroy- '!e.l l",eJ a,lswl;r",S "' 'Pch of a member iai-, the Ull) i nl M0""w wa, aelr."'vvhowasreinarkablofornoihingbut his frothy bv fire on the 14lh ; 1813, llio American .,i ,,, i,an,., iir..l s. Enterprise captured the English Boxer, on , Speaker, I can't reply lo Hml srecpteeb, llie5lh; Pory's victory on Lalte Erie oc- ( for it always wrenches me terribly lo kick at curred on tho 10th, und McDonough's on nothing.

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