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. Tbcr s on inportant question affecting our
-rinue.!'u connected with 1 exas, ! which Is
:d ffiUteJ Abetter in thelUnion; dated
n.lrcsfck June, C3, says that some of the " im
jn in TePfc'are making terms with French
tnd English houses for extensive importations
ilrthf present -low tariff of Texa,s, with a
View to re.shipment to the United States, free
of duty, itheij.tbt our government has exteh
iei her M fipjCf;thV country."; - The letter
goeon a atee that" the government of j the
LTnited States, 'loy ".meiy promotions and ar.
croents withl Texas should prevent the con.
frauds which can be of nouse to the
Texaija( largeVbut will ! acCTue to the
r.t (no Cnrntrrn lii..i II ' irrl
. n!ft bene
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i Orleans Uourie contends, thai the only chance
I 0f preventing mis serious injury to our revenue.
fa for Convention of Texas to insert a
clause in their Constitution, to adopt rthwith
"the present Ta itfjaw of thUted 3tatesto
be binding on tU custom-houses of Texas-"
; TiUnibJi, examining the qusHbri(iiifbrms us,
' tbtt'this dblicatp point harengaged Uie'atten.
tioq f ou government, and that every legal
Jtepwijlle taken to prevent, theglaring mis
chief threi iteried j i - ' ' 1
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intended to protect the1 Government
. fom frauds, which are contemplated as a com
lequeco'df theresent relations) of Texas to
.l. fT-:i v-L-i ' ' -1 r'' .! -i -: .. -
mo wuiuii - vn9 way anucioaieo oi aeiraudincr
the revenue lato s by direct importations from
untries into Texas with the
bringing te articles from Texas into the United
Slates, f he toxt way ; is eiportatioiis of
gooda (already landed) from our own portslnto
BRUNER &. JAMES,
Editors' $ Proprietors. t'
CHECK CTOX ATX Tqtra
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S AMSBURY :JTf p;;- AUGUST 16, 1845:
NUMBER 16, OP VOLUME II.
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; Ye cut .out some time since, savs the" RUK
tnond TVm,ihl following; pungent criticisms
on me vasnmgfon Union. The courae ftfth
official editorlto wards thn fiJne.t Tnioii:-.--
of proper dignity and decorum: III the animad-
'C,81U?S eucuea not irom the, Intelligencer it.
sef,wer respectable journals, whose
editors have been amused and at the same time
displeased with the tone" of the ; Union, be un-
usually severd, we think they are justified byihe
Texas, witjh thj) privilege of drawback, or re-
ceinngjUackjlB dufy.alreaa paidjoh them.
lo prevent the first class of ifrauds, Mr. Walk.
'pr directs the collectors tbcollect duties as hereT
tofore iipori all imports fronrTeia's into theKU.
States i'j and saVslhat ths direction will be in
6r?e until CnWresi shall pass a jlaw erecting
Jexas intol" a :pIlection. district. . This coqrse
is stated to be ri compliance with that adopted
when i-lprida.was purchased. To prevent the
second class of frauds, the collectors am
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jhether the exportliob is infen-
IDlion in Texas! or tnr
tation into Ihis cpuntry.; If thev are intendprf
to be re.impored into the Unite Statesjthe
draw-back is not to be allowed. A precedent
for this order is Uid to be found inkhe case of
Louisiana,Jn which the collector at "Nftw Or.
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leans was 'directed not to allow, drawbacks on
goods, wbidh had been landed, and
expcjrted to Baton Rouge and other set.
tlementi iii Uouisiana.
The Secretary eih
ties. For a
ed to ascertain
ded Tor consump
orts the collectors to the
ielin the performance of their Hn.
iJocbloco officer, he seems to be
extremsly iealpusliu carrying out the tariffi
A tribirfe U
dent of tl e Delaware Journal
I Hon. f osfepti R. Ingersoll,
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arid lalthtul Representative of the
city of Philadelphia, in the Congress of the
United States, peHvered an address some
years since, before one of the: Literary Sor
eties of BooinColiege, Mai rre. "This
address, whichls replete with sound learn-
j ing and, praidalwisilom, contains I let
ter from thatj eloquient statesmanjand xlis
tinguished !aNerj tlie late- lndjErskine,
;Geo. asbfngton.' As we jioi'not re-
Collect to hftVflE An f bio loffoi. karnM ' r
"auscnoe ltnvitn-pleasure. in connexion
(th Mr. lheiioll's preparatory remarks:
!Lord Chancellor Erskine,
njoy men t of reputjation more
i irank nnrl nowpr'rftuM pnn.
a . ..... "I ( jsT j 5 y ww-
er,the feartessar successful Advocate
of the. libertt arid constitution of England,
voluntary letter to; ueneral
of which a , copy Mas ; found
jniong thf papers; of Lord Erskine, after
wuen in ine
as follows :
"London, March 15, 1705.
'I have1 taken the liberty to) introduce
joor augdstf ah4 immortal name jn a short
"Will h fmi nd in Ida K
'send to yop. j I have a large acquaint-
me amoM the-most valuable and exalt
wclassedotf men!; but you arb tthe bnlv
oman beinglbr whom I everffeltan aw-
'11 reverfericej.j I sincerely pay God to
?fant a Idnir and serene' evenirW tr a1 lif
o gloriously (Je voted to the universal hap-
g. birney. - .
will achieve immortality, if in ho
r-bein? the stahdin? candidate Tor
? front thej highest to? the 'lowest, of the
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taca tactionJ of which he is
the worthy re.
ffj ' lift la rintv KpfrtrA tlin npnniA rf
Ifr.i. 1 l if T? --T-r r r r
mgan aslthe AMition candidate for the Gu.
Jtorialchat-with about as jmuch likeli.
od of success, we presume, as ir 1844 there
hisleleraiion to the Piesidency. Since,
1.5 "ation'pf Texas has been? cansumma
W c0mie f ith4 abolitionists havp denbunced
for Jeadijig hem, by Kis persu4sion and ex
Plentost Bupport of Mr. Polk some of
rec? rl1 b votinS for hira lothers Jnd
kitnSr , hf0W!"S heir -votes : upon A Birney
: ln vindicating' himklf; fthis fanaui
ia remarking nn iK -nrirfi
'i3!V?f thatl nowiepeat-that
feZ; A GOOD DEAL 4lOUo IlE CLAY
tW vrA, picea mJ lears on lI?e ground
t!r h?xwe annexation, and that he
and mhnU 1.. J -tt .
to lead his,,f&cj
article in the PYashington Union, commences
whu luo.iouowipg remark :- j 7
- ' We .have hoi room to soare in tht vin;nff'.
paper for anyfeommentarv upon the lnnr t...
vailing, unsatisfactory tweedle-deelWeedTe-dum
article in this todrning's National rntelligencer.'
" If there ire any cf our readers, who har
an opportunity qf perusing ther Union and the
National Intelligencer, iL will be needless for
us to say to them, thatthere is something so
Inn phamotsM t- lia ...L" L i
... t wo paper in wnicn u is touna,
and that of the puper at which it is levelled, that
the author deserves something by way of re.
ward in these lugubrious times, and in this warm
weather. f" j ' . V.
The puerility of the Union, its everlasting
gossip about J hej people of the White House and
the Cabinet, and its twattle about the' little at
tack made by afdistant six by eight in the news,
paper line, have given to itself; and partly to the
administration, $. character at which the public
lip curls rather Jn derision than in hate. And
that paper talks about the tweedle-dee and twee
die dum of trie National Intelligencer, a paper,
that makele fight attractive, by the dignified
and able exposition and defence thereof; and
spares the wrorig doer, while it holds up to the
scorn of the decent, the wronirdoirnr that ininrAo
the public. No paper now in existence on
either side of the Atlantic, has sustained public
uiyrais wnn ereaier enerrrv. or reDubliean nrin-
iples with more cogent argument. None has
orougnno the discussion of principles or meas.
u res, more stfenfflh from true knowIeHirft nJ
enlarged experience; and none has, by the
clearness of "Its perception, by the dignity of its
movements, aid by the propriety of its language,
earned at home and abroad a higher fa
the Americarf press, than has the National In
teuigencer and that is 4he parer which !
charged withiloig unavailing dweedle-dum ar-
uciea 1 1 1" i. fi.. Uazette. - r:
We copy tho forecoincr from the United Rtaf e
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Gazette, because, save that it speaks better, it
peans precisely as we should speak ourselve
on the same subject. There is something ex
cessively ludicrous in the use of such language
vuYivjtu iij mo tv asuingion . union in
commenting on Ihecharacter and style of such
a paper as the National Intelligencer. The
Official Editor talks about "tweedJe dum and
tweedle dee ip connexion with one of the
ablest, as it is unquestionably the most gentle,
manly and mist jdignified paper published on ei
ther side of thetAllantic, and thit talk too, to
come from the man who is now Editor of the
Union, and whs for forty years conductor of the
Richmond Eijqujrer I Tweedle dum I , Why,
during the whol time we have just mentioned,
there was suph a perfect uniformity in that Edi."
tor's iuw, thit i never reached that point of va
riety whickentiled it to be considered dee.
Ihe utmost approach that it ever'made to such
a point might be best described by reading the
tweedle durrj backwards and thus making its
style tweedledum one day, and dura tweedle the
next. Abautjfur paper, that Union, to give
such a characteristic to the Intelligencer, whose
language isjal ways calm and its i style always
and uniformly clar, terse arid manly in the high
est degree while the turgid rhapsody of its crit
ic is so void of substantive character of any kind.
that Mr. Wlshfonce doubted the propriety of
vuiiiug it Bijie m an. we leei no special dis
position at this moment to compliment the 'Na
tional Intelgercerrindeed we. frequently, find
ourselves constrained to differ in some degree
from the views' t expresses on some subjects,
but of its high bearing, its lofty sense of the pro
prieties of the. position which the press ought to
maintain arid trje sound good sense and pure
Saxon stylepn which it speaks on all topics,
there can be; no difference of opinion in any mind
capable of appreciating such qualities, and noth
ing can be more ridiculous, therefore, than any
attempt likej thaj tf the Union to disparage such
a journal, ard especially to prate about the loose
ness of its language N. Y. Cour $ Enq. :
This new State entered the
rather exalted notions of her dignity, if we are
to judge by the high-toned Inaugural pf iGov.
Moseley, who, id the very act of consummating
her introduction into the Union, proclaimed her
sovereign ? right to nullify and secede when
ever, in the course of " human events,'Vshe
raigm oecome mified with Uncle Sam Such
language, in a State but yesterday, as it were
- uuuiui ut luuiaus, 10 cnasiise ana
remove whom cost the federal treasury . some
forty millions of dollars, is rather impertinent,
and partakes much more ofahe ridiculous! than
the sublime. But perhaps her frothy Governor,
who is not used to stilts, is more to blame1 than
he people of the State itself, who werelnoj per
haps aware of the intoxicatingefTectsf of sud
den elevation upon such' a shallow bra n. I
Uut we regret to see, in the recent action of
the Legislature ofjFlorida an evidence ofjlaxU
ty of principle, far more to be deplored than the
vaiorous exhibition of the "commander in chief
ot the Honda militia," and wholly incompati
ble with the "chivalry", with which thpy claim
to be identified. We refer to the act Recently
passed by tho State Legislature
Territorial bonds ! In the House the vote upon
this dishonest proposition was strictly la party
w.iu, uuu u was oi course adopted byfa Jarge
majority all -the Whigs voting for it, 'ana the
Locos voting against iu In the Senate' the vote
stood 21 yeas, 15 navs all the Whi era nnrl fvnir
of the Locos voting in the negative. This is a
"uu iwgmning ior the new State, and Iwe fear
bodes no good for the future. I f
We are glad to see that th Wk?J
mayed by their recent defeat, have res-lvvrt tn
contest the election for a member of Congress,
in place of Mr. Levy, transferred to thp U. S.
Senate. H. C. CabelL Esa. formerlvbf Rich.
mond, is the Whig candidate his opponent is
m. n. urocKenbrough,-7formerly pf Char
louesviiie. Jjyncnourg Virginian.
Revenue j- The revenue from customs this
year will b cohsiderably less than that of the
lasU -V The j amount of duties received at the
port of New York for the month of July, 1844,
was-- :' 82,184,418 88
Forthe samg month, 1845," $1,808,094 31
A falling off of ' 8375,624 57
v Amount received at the same' port from the
1st of Januarylb the 31sfof July, 1844, was
: f : - '813,629,793 65
Do. in l45ts " ; ' 10,549,995 21
A falling off of
Post Office Resignations The Itivenue.
The Washington Union states thiat there
has been a considerable, falling off in the
number of resignations of Post-Masters ;
and jhat the inconvenience apprehended
from! the anticipated general resignation
at the small offices, will not be so! serious
as had been imagined. The order of the
Postmaster General, allowing Postmasters
for the current year the same compensa
tion they received the corresponding quar
ters of last, has checked the disposition to
resign. j . j
We learn from the Washington! Consti
tution that the revenue of the Department
under, the new law compared with the
corresponding periods of 1844, has great
ly fallen ofK In few of the offices heard
from has the diminution in receipts been
less than cne-third; at Charleston one
half; and at New Orleans tivo-thirds.
The opponents of the measure ate point
ing to these facts as a proof that the; new
scheme will not answer. It was exoected
that there would be a falling off at first,
Kllf it - ... a1 a. iL . '
" Hwesaarjr inat me experiment
should have a full and fair trial before a
judgment as to its ultimate results can be
formed. The present law will in: all pro
bability have to be modified in many im
portant particulars, but it is the first step
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lowaras me esiaonsnment ot a cheap pos
tage system, the advantages of which are
ito great to the public ever to be resigned.
! M Richmond Times.
Mr. Rush's Boo. We are gfad, at last,
to have , comoanv: in onr nnininn nf Af i
Rush syllabub book, entitled his Resi-
?ence at the Court of London ah opin
lon which we expressed at ah early peri
od, . The contents of the book:
llacles the style namby pampv;
j' "j-ae inciuents related puerile, and
the rehearsal 'of private conversations,
" positively shocking. The Baltimore A-
mencan declares that if the pecedent Mr.
Hush has set bv thf nnhlinntinn nf the
book, should receive no reprehensionif
uiuer amoassaoors of ours are to do like
wise the thing will come to such a pass
juaj; me government at Washington will
be compelled, in order that its envoys may
be courUously; received abroad, to give
notice that every Minister Plenipotentia
ry who leaves the Republic has entered
into bond with good security not tepublish
private conversations nor the details of
negotiations. If not this, what will be
done ? Something, certainly, if we do not
wish to be marked in the persons of our
ambassabors, as a people not safe to talk
with or to deal with. Alex. Gaz.
LET US ALONE."
jln first noticing the. "Let Us Alone" motto
proposed for the new State of Florida, we ex
pressed a wish far some information concerning
its origin and object. Two Florida papers have
vouchsafed an answer, as will be seen bv this
extract from the Tallehassee Sentinel. Nat.
" The Floridian ascribes it to the French
manufacturers of Lyons but it has an nlP
date. It was the frantic exclamation of an 'un
clean spirit' to our Saviour, and occurs in Mark,
Asi cnapier, Z4in verse z- - "
"21. And they went into Caoernaum. and
straightway on the Sabbath dav he entered in.
to the synagogue and taught.
j"22. And they were astonished at his doc
trine : for he taUirht them as nn that liarl an.
thority, and not as the scribes. '
j " 23. And there was in the synagogue a man
with an unclean spirit ; and he cried out
" Saying, let; us alone ; what have we to do
with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ? are thou
come to destroy us " ?
Death of Gen. Jackson. -The following
notice was published in London1 on the
15th, by Mr. Everett:
Legation of the United States Infor
mation has been received at this (office of
the decease of Gen. Andrew Jackson, on
the 8th ultimo, at his residence in the State
of Tennessee. The undersigned is per
suaded that his countrj'men abroad will
fully share the sorrow occasioned in the
United States by the loss of a citiieri who,
having filled the highest offices in the ci
vil and military service, and twice been
called to the Chief Magistracy ojf the
country, has at length closed his illustrious
career, full of days and of honors. I
lhe undersigned respectfully invites his
countrymen throughout Great Britain to
join in the marks of respect universally
i;o.iu iu uio mcmurjf w mp ueceasea in me
United States. He requests that! the! com
manders of all A-merican vessels in the
ports of the United Kingdom would hoist
their flags, at half mast to-morrow, the
16th instant, or on the day after the recen-
tion of this , notice ; and that the bsual
badge of mourning be worn by the con
suls, vice consuls, and all other citizens of
the United States for the same length of
time as at home. r : i f K
: EDWARD EVERETT.
London, July 1 5th, 1 845.
; " Stabbing,'! says the New Orleans Pic
ayune, is the order of the day in New Or
leans Look in .the columns of the daily
gazettels! f Open a paper if you can with
ouf?JMor Stabbing n staring you in; the
face I . We have become tired of record
ing these ithirigs, yet our duty compels us
to notice theii. v Where is it tb cease T
When are men , to be checked and told---ay,
made fo know that they cannot stab
with impunity 7 i When will the law pun
ish its violators ."and make . examples of
them"? Is the law a farce, andrarc ourj gathering up the product and' bringing it
Statutes tb many idle fables ?nj I to market!: ? V". ; - , - : -j v : v
rO The Egg Trade. The Cincinnati
Gazette estimates that the . forcjign Egg
trade of that city the past year has amoun
ted to 10,700 barrels which is 903,000 do
zen, or 1 1,556,000 eggs 1 the valuejoflwhichi
at wholesaledwas 1890,361 50 j Add td
this the city consumption of 1.213,333 do
zen eggs, and it " appears that the) entire
supply of eggs annually brought to Cin
cinnati, amounts to 2,176,333 4ozen; or
26,1 1 5,996 eggs 1--the value' of which is
8187,428 14 1 - Remarking upon1 this ex
hibit, the Gazette very gravely, and. from
the exhibit itself, very justly, says : This
certainly shows a very, commendable , de
gree of industry on the part of the: Buck
eye and Hoosier hens, as well as praise
worthy, care in their owners and others in
ANOTHER GREAT RACE.
We copy the following from the New
York Spirit of the Times of Saturday :
Challenge from the South to the North.
To the Friends op Fashion
! Believing that PEYTON A is a better
race horse than FASHION, and that hr
defeat at Camden was in consequence of
upug mucn amiss, i propose a deciding
coniesior ine championship of the Ameri
can Turf andiwill run a Match for TEN
THOUSAND DOLLARS a side, half for
feit, over the Union Course, Lonsr Island.
oh the first Monday in October next, sub
ject to be postponed by the Judges on ac
count of the weather and track, (as I de
sire a perfect trial of the abilities of the
horses.) The stake to be made good by
IS o'clock on the Monday preceding the
race, and the Judges to be appointed at
the same time, after which the- Match
shall be play or pay. j
i The Match to be closed by the day
-j , and the Forfeit to be secured to the
satisfaction of the New York Jockey Club.
j If desirable the Match can be made for
a larger sum, but I only bet my own mo
ney. T. KIKKMAN.
Florence, Ala., July 11, 1845.
Florence, July 11, 1845.
To the Editor of " the Spirit of the Times .-"
In the event of my engaging my mare
Peytona the Fall Meeting, on Long Island,
I propose to Match JEANETTON against
THE COLONEL, three mile heats, FIVE
THOUSAND DOLLARS, half forfeit.
and to Match LIATUNAH against Stan
ley Eclipse, Two mile heats, for TWO
THOUSAND DOLLARS, half forfeit; to
come off over the same course, at some
convenient day before or after, as may be
agreed on. -
I I will match anything to the north, and
have merely designated those two horses
in consequence of their high reputation.-
From Arthur's Laditf Magaxine for July.
DOMESTIC SKETCH. HOW TO
CORRECT A HUSBAND'S FAULTS, is.
washing tub before it would be again fit
to wear. ,
Mf you knew, Henry," she said in a
voice that touched her husband's feelings,
as she laid aside the dress, " how much
trouble you give me sometimes. I arh sum
you would be more particulari" '
44 Do L really give you much t rnnMJ
Jane V Mr. Jones asked, as if a nnw UlnW
had broken in upon his mind. I am sure.
I am sorry for it." ; -j. .
"Indeed nou do.v If 3'ouwouId only be
more thoughtful, you would save a great
deal. I have to wash out (tho dresslmy
self, now the washer-woman is gone, and
I can't trust Sally with it, I spent nearly
half an hour in ironing it toay, hot as it
BY FANNY GRAY.
Now just look at vou. MrJ Inn I T
declare 1 it gives me a chill to see you go
io a u rawer. ; vv nat do you want 7 Tell
me I and I will cet it for von." .
Mrs. Jones springs to the side of her
husband, who has gone to the bureau for
something, and pushes him away. t . .
There now 1 Just look at the hurra's
nest you have made ! What do you want
Mr. Jones?" ; -,. ,-. .;.
The husband throws an angry look up
on his wife, mutters something that she
cannot understand, and then turns away
and leaves the room. . r r
- "It is too bad P scolds Mrs; Jones, to
herself, commencing the work ' of restor
ing to order the drawer that her husband
had thrown all topsy turvy. " I never
saw such a man L He has no kind of or
der about him ; and then, if I speak a
word he goes off into a huff. But I wont
have my thingsbrever in confusion."
In the meantime, Mr. Jones," in a pet,
leaves the house, and goes to- his . store
without the clean pocket handkerchief for
which he had been in search, n Half the
afternoon passes before he gets over his
ill humor, and then he does not feerhap
py. Mrs. Jones is by no means comfort
able in mind. She is sorry that she snok
so roughly, although she does not acknow
ledge, even to herself, that she 'has done
wrong, for every now and then, she ut
ters, half aloud, some censure araint th
were annoying and
inexcusable. Thev h ad been mnrrioH fit
l am very sorry indeed Jane, t was
a careless trick in; rrieI" must Vcbnfess ;
and if you will forgive meV I wilLjpromiso
not to offend you again? : J: ! z-
1 All this is new..- IthV!TVfr:Vflnrf;.frii.'
Jones feltr surprised at themselvesand ,
each other.. . He had offended and she did
not get angry ; she had been annoyed, and
he was really sorry for what he had done.
Light broke into both their minds, and -
both 'made an instant resolution to be more
careful in future of their words and ac
tions towards each other ; and theytwero
more careTul. When Mr. Jones offended;
as he still too often did, his wifelchecked
the instant impulse she felt to nbbrdid him
He perceived .thisfand appreciatins Her-' I
quence to'be more orderly In his habits!
a lew years wrought s- nreat hn
in: Mr. Jones that, to use hyperbole; So
hardly knew himself. He, could shut a
closet door as well as open it could fret
a handkerchief, or any thins else from a
drawer, without turning it upside down
could hanghis hat upon the rack, and put
his boots away when he took thehi off.-
In fact, could be as orderly as nnv'lone.
uu Huuoui leeung mat u lnvoivea ?any
great sen-ueniai to ao so. i : v - .
CORROSIVE SUBLIMATE AND
. SCOTCH SNUFF, .v ' I
One day last week, a lady of ouri ac-
niiointkn.. ! L! .!.. P. .1!.' I J '
uaiuiiiuuc, in uis cuy, leeiins sick ai me
stomach, took a tea-spoonful of New, En
gland rum. as she sunnnsnd hnt rtnt liL-
years, and all that time Mrs. !Jones had ing the taste, she examined the bottle! ftnil
rnmnlainnH Kn 1 : I J . 1 a. ti..- . .
- ...vu, UUI, iu uu uou purpose. uuuu mui sue nau taten corrosive subli-
Sometimes the husband would, cet anerv
uu auiiieuuies ne wouia laugh at his wife;
but he made no effort f o reform himself.
"Mr. Jones, why will vou do sn?w snlrl
Mrs. Jones, on the, evening of the same
day. " You are the most tryinsr man a-
u Pity you hadn't a chance to trv anoth
er, retorted Mr. Jones, sarcastically.
The offence given was a careless over.
turning of Mrs. Jones' work-basket, and
the scattering of needles, cotton, scissors,
wax and a dozen little etceteras ahnnt th
The reply of Mr. Jones h urt bia wifia
T. V " . . . " ..w.
11 seemed unkind. He had brought home
a new book, which he intended reading,
but the face of Mrs. Jones looked so grave
after the overturning of the work-basket,
that he felt no disposition to read to her,
but contented himself with enjoying the
book to himself.
It must be said, that Mr. Jones was a
very trying man indeed, as his wife had
alleged. He could open closets and draw
ers as handy as any one, but the thought
of shutting either never entered his mind.
The frequent reproofs of his wife, such
as . , ; -. . -
" Had you any doors in the house where
you were raised V or
" Please to shut that drawer, will you
mr. Junes i or
" You are the most disorderly man in cx
Teach your children politeness. It does
more toward forming amiable dispositions
than all the moralizing that can be forced
into their ears. Asr a nation, we of the
United States are more deficient in the
graceful courtesies of life, than many
others not near so -far advanced in civili
zation in other respects. It is said that
the bwedes excel, . in true5 politeness, all
northern nations of Europe, the French
"Say Quit That.' When you see your
son making a bad trade, say quit that. x
When you see two urchins fighting in the
street, say quit that.
When you see your daughter shy glancing at
a fop, or a loafer, say quit that.
fw hen your little children make so much noise
that you can't understand what you are reading,
say quit that. : . ' -.
jWhen you see your wife buying taring strings,
say quit that. , ' v - " .
" (When you see a person taking a newspaper
from another man s door before daylight, say
quit that. . t . ..i.i , ... -
Lt Trading Bridegr6om.rA(ier B. marriage
in Connecticut- the bridegroom took the parson
aside most mysteriously, and whispered to him,
Can t you take your pay out in taters 7" -
" You are enough to try the patience of
a "H "W mm m "
a saint, Mr. Jones," produced Po good ef
fect. In fact Mr Jones seemed to grow
worse and worse and worse every dav in
stead of better. The natural Imbits of or
der and regularity which his wife possess-
ea, were not respected in the least degree.
He drew his boots in the parlor, and left
them in the middle of the floor put his
hat on the piano, instead of hane-inc it on
the-rack in the passage tumbled her
drawers whenever he went to them left
his shaving apparatus on the d ressinc fa
ble- or bureau splashed the water about
and soiled the wall paper in washing. and
in spite of all that could be said to him
would neglect to take the soap out of the
basin spattered every thing around him
with blacking when he brushed his boots
and did a hundred other careless things
that gave his wife a world of trouble, an
noyed her sorely, and kept her scoldng at
him nearlv all the time- This srnldimr
worried him a good deal, but it never for
a single moment made him think serious
ly about reforming bad habits.- "'
One day he came jn to dinner. It was
a hot day. vHe. went up into the chamber
where his wife was setting, and threw him
self into a large rocking chair; took off
his hat and tossed it over upon the bed
right in the midst of half a dozen lace col
lars newly done up, and kicked off hist
boots with such energy that one of them
landed upon the burean, and the other in
the clothes basket, soiling a white dress
just from the-ironing table. Poor Mrs.
Jones was grievously tried.-T'he husband
expected a storm but no storm broke. He
looked at his wife, as she lifted his. hat
from the bed -and put it on the mantle
piece, and took his boots and put them in
a closet from which she brought out1 his
slippers and placed them beside him, but
he didJfnor understand! the expression of
her face exactly, nor feel - comfortable a
bout it. Mrs. Jones did not seem angry
but hurt. . After she had handed him his
slippers, she took the soiled dress from the
clothes basket, over which she had ; spent
nearly a half an hour at the ironing table,
attempted to remove the dirt'; which the
boot had left upon it But she tried in
vain, r The. pure, white' muslin was hope
lessly soiled, and would have to go to the
rnate which had been kept for thedestruc-
tion of vermin. The family. becbmiriWaii f
larmed, the lady of the house proceeded'
to mix, as she supposed, a tea-cupful Of :
ground ipecacuanha, and this, thepajlient
swallowed in her fright, as speedily as she
had swallowed the poison.- Judge,' how;
e er, of the surprise of all, when they as
certained that the article was Scotch shuff.i
I he accidents, however, offset each other:
for the lady, after enduring a" siege; equal
to that endured by the ancient city of Troy,
came forth from her cOuchj entirely well Jf
and, as she expressed it. very much! bet--ter
for the Scotch emetic." As this is alnewi
remedybr poison, we insert the "fact for
me oenent ot-the medical faculty, at homo
and abroad. IT. -fir. Journal, ':;- t rf .
The above is not unlike j se vera j cases.,
reported in newspapers and elsewhere,1
some years since, of the accidental sue-f
cess of tobacco, in preventing the poison
ous effects of arsenic. Both are poison
ous, and they seemed to antagonise each;
other, constituting cases usually 'called
compound poisoning: In all the cases of
arsenic, as well as that of kjQrrosiveub
limate, the patients were females, and of
coui-se, unaccustomed to the use of tobac
co ; this is the secret of its successful ppe-
ration. In the arsenical cases, there was I
no vomiting induced by the tobacco : and
we take it for granted, there was none in
the case we have quoted from the U. S.
The Fruits of Iniauitu.A correspond
dent of the Boston Atlas says the chief of
the African slave trade at Wydah s, av
person named M. , Souza. His palace is
surrounded with oriental magnificence.
He has in bis vast seraglio a harem of four
hundred women ; his dinners re describ- ,
ed as being equal to the, feasts Jof Baltha-
zar, and served in the most luxurious man
ner; no male person, is ever. allowed to V
go beyond his grand, dinlngjhalb He? is'
exclusively served by women, six of whom
serve him with food, of which he ni?.ver
partakes till they have first tasted of ever
ry dish. He trades in slaves to a great
extent, and has f done so for many yars;
He is now quite old, and, itls said, He is .
generous and hjgh-minded in every thing
but his dealings in slaves. ; When advised
by the French commander to abandon his
wicked traffic in human flesh, and do pen
ance for this sins as a slave dealer, by ci-.
vilizing his adopted land, e aoswjcred
that a British commander had already ad
vised him to abandon the slave trade , for
that of palm oil, but that he despised Itbatl
trade, as it would not afford, him a suffi
cient profit to enable him' to keep up his v
present prot use style of hying. 4 Items
that the French and English squadrons
are well acquainted with this slave trad-'
Sad Hours Who has not paused upon
some portion of their existence, and felt iuf j
burdens - greater than- they could I bear? M
Who has not looked back to the past with '.
passion of hopelessness, which deems 'that -?4
liRxinn n.tupmnra ha llrhnt KAa -i
with a consciousness that dearer emotions
are exhausted, while in their place nave
arisen but vacancy and weariness? You
feel as if you could never be interested in
anyiuiug again nay you do 'not even
desire it ; your heart is divided between
uuierness ana inaiaerencc. -
Presidency of Harvard College. It is
reported that the corporation of Harvard
Edward Everett to accept of the office of
President of that institution, and that it is
j understood he will yield to the request ' - j