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Yankee Enterprise. The adventurous and enterprising - disposition f the inhabitants of New England;' has been frequently remarked, and is universally known. There is not a sea, however .tempestuous, or remote, which has not been furrowed by the keels of their ships ; there is not a port, however inhospitable and uncivilized, which has not seen the gleam of their canvass ; there is not a 'branch of trade which has not derived additional impulse from their energetic and persevering activity. Unchecked by dangers or distance, i xney uuncn out inio tne worm wun a conn - oence in ineir own resources, possessed, m an equal degree, by no other people, and which in itself is the surest guaranty of success. They seek their fortunes in every corner of the world ; they mingle in every kind of business ; they discover new sources of trade, or improvements in conducting old branches ; and they drive before them, whenever they come, the less energetic, enterprising, and intelligent competitors they find in the field. A good illustration of the spirit which actuates irem, is to bo seen in a recent letter, publi; tod in some of the newspaper?, from an officer of oursauadron now in the China sea?. He describes the beautiful opium ships which j he saw, and mentions his astonishment at find - j mg tnem, tnouga uiiaer untisii colors, omcerca i by Americans. Another anecdote, which perhaps our readers will recollect, has been frequently told to the point, respecting some Russian exploring expedition in the South Seas. The squadron had attained a degree of latitude, which it was supposed had never before been reached when land was descried. The commander was congratulating himself upon a discovery which was to immortalize his name, when standing out lruui - iuu J.1HU, iscuuenur u.is uuum ui;, v. n.tu i was a sealing vessel of thirty tons. Iloistinar I the stars and stripes the Vankoe caniaiii run along side of the Commodore, and very politely offered to pilut him in. The Russian was most i . : .t. . .1 . . n.. i i. - iv .i prouaujy asuHiie uou 10 iiuu fcucu a crau anu i crew at a spot which in Europe was not known c anyiag Governor Wickliffe, ladv, to exist ; but, for ourselves, we cannot conceive ! a.ld Wdafio - hters will leave here far Washing - oi a place whereto find a lanlcee that won d ; , , , 5 t..,i. n . c . r astonish us. Working a gold mine on Mima - leh, or speculating in dead horse flesh among the Usbees heading a caravan acro. - s the Sahara, or trapping bears at the North pole bartering yellow buttons for goats hair in the capital of the Grand Lama, or exchanging fox - cars and coral for Tandan ingots in the stalls of Tim - buctoo in an - )' and all these places and employments we could meet a Yankee, a real iown - easter, without the slightest emotions of surprise. Hunt's Mcr. Mag. Practical Lessons. The hour was appointed for the examination of a public school. The children were all in their places at the time. But the committee was late. As he entered the room, everv eve r , i i 1 was expected ot him before he commenced his . work ot cxamina ton. Standing up by the desk, j wan ii - vcu uwn luw, diiu lie iu:. uiai E.U.I1 111 ill.: i he asked the following questions. " Children, when we have done wrong, what is the first thing we should do 1" "Confess it," was the resnonsp of nenrlv a hunilrpd voiros. li Wtion .we have confessed the wrong to the one wo '; have injured, what ought the injured one do!" "Forgice hhn .'" resou tided from nearly as j many voices. Well, said the committee, " I - have wronged you. 1 have kept you waiting 1 "half an hour. I have done wrong in wasting your time. I confess it, and I ask your forgiveness. Will you forgive me V ' " Yes, sir," was the unanimous reply. No one present doubted their sincerity, when they marked the hearty good - natured feeling which prompted the answer. He then frankly explained to the children the reason of his absence, which not only pleased, but satisfied them. After a very few more timely remarks, all were prepared to - engage in their respective duties. This, thought I, is a practical lesson, effectual .preaching. It evidently made a deep impression. It united precept and example. It was a slight fault in the estimation of many, but not so considered by this guide of youth. A little error, a delinquency persisted iii, will become an outbreaking sin, an evil habit interrupting all the business of life. Check it in the bud, and do it at such times and in such a manner as to make the deepest impression. llow much would be gained, if parents and teachers would pursue a similar course in the instructions and government of their chiidren. Let them not reprove or correct a child for a fault or habit, which they have learned from their example, and for which they have never called themselves to an account. A fault in the conduct of a parent, is not less a fault than when detected in a child. If a child should confess and forsake it, certairilv the parent should also. The child should also feel that it is noble to confess the wromr, and praiseworthy in all. S. S. Treasury. Peculiarities of the Chinese. " Our writing begins at the left and goes horizontally theirs, at the right and runs perpendicularly. Our pen is hard and held slantingly theirs, the softest brush and held perpendicularly. All their books begin just where ours end, "(on the last leaf.) Our alphabet is the leader in our language they, have none. We use metal types they, only wood. In China you see old men flying kites boys looking on 'with gravity. We shave our faces and leave the hair on the headthey, the head, leaving hair on the face. We say 3rd of the month, of the year 1842, &c. they say, 1642, 4th mo., 3d day, &c. The points of the compass they reverse, "be'iu - nig at the south, and say, W. S. instead of S. W., &c. For mourning "they wear while, and following a corpse to burial," they run or walk very fast and make all sorts of noises, instead of walking calmly and slowly in quiet as we do. The Chinese puts on his hat to be polite, and to receive guests without it, is to be familiar. The left is the seat of honor. The Chinese wear no hats of furs, but put them on their bodies, and use silk fur their heads. They wear their stockings over their trovsers,tuckim' the latter inside. Wo drink tea with our meals, and with sugar and cream they, take it without anything else, and no cream and sugar. We have our shoes well blacked the" Chi nese keeps all the leather part of his perfectly white. We ring bells by striking the inside they the outside. ve look on (Jhristianltv a th n,,, - ;fi - f i..... ..... v.i mi. uuaiL dllU UUfiUllOIlS - . consider it to be the corrupterof both. Peclinir i """drcd should proceed to Santa Fe for provi - an orange, they turn they turn the knife from j siu,ls as neither buffalo could be killed, nor sup niveau ui luwarus tnem. Thatching a house, they begin at top of the roof instead" of the eaves. They carve their meat before they cook it. They hang tlieir feather down instead of sticking it up. They drink their wines and their water warm. Priests stand in low estimation and of Lawyers, there are none." Fkench Opinion - on the Repeal Agitation. The ." National" uulilieima a r proceedings of a late meeting of the Repeal As - nuwai.uM, m juunn, and observes that though Mr. O Connell is pacifically inclined, the enemies of Ireland are not so. England is a jealous conjuror, which will nut suffer that her victim - should break her chain. She conquered Ireland, and she holds her oppressed poor attached to her power by the heaviest chains. She has imposed on Ireland her laws, her aristocracy, her territorial constitution, and tho dominion of her clergy. It is m this atmosphere, without air, and. without sun, that Ireland ia condemned to exist, always destitute, and always, indigent ; and if her heart revolts, if her valiant population endeavor to break their chains, the cabh'on are ready, and "the war of extermination .will not long be delayed. Such at present is her situation. It must lead, sooner or later, to a dreadful crisis. Let Ireland prepare for it ! Justice, right, and Europe, are on her side. Nations will join in the contest, and wherever humanity is respected, ardent prayers will be offered I lor the success of the cause of Ireland, which is the cause of all oppressed people Such is the opinion ot .f renchmen. Brookljw agle, I'KISAV EVENING, JCJIVE 23. Publishing Ojjicc, 39 Fullon street 2c2 Story. The President's lfcturn. President Tyler and hia suite reached - New York at 6 o'clock yesterday morning, and after breakfasting at their old quarters, left in the 0 o'clock cars for Philadelphia. The sudden death of Mr. Legare prevented the completion of their intende(i tour. A jrood deal of snecula - tion is of course indulged in by the knpw ing ones (and others who think themselves such) in regard to the arrangement of a new cabinet ; but little, we suspect, is in reality known about it. A correspondent of the Sun, who thinks he has "the best of reasons to believe" what he says, thus writes from Philadelphia, under date of June 22J, 4 1 - 2 P. M. : r, - ,. proc;,iDt ,,.r;,.Q,i w t i - f n ,i w,. - i i - u tvi,;. ..." Newcastle and Frenchtown. He will lodge in Baltimore to - night, and reach Washington by ! he carlv train to - morrow mornincr. Messrs. ,nc TTnchnr ami Mr John TVW or. War, proceeded from Elizabethto.vn to Easton, with his daughters, where lie will remain ior a day or two. Mr. Robert Tyler and his lady will remain at the house of Thomas Cooper, Esq., father of Mrs. Tyler, at Frankfort, near this city for several days. Judge Upshur will be Secretary of State, ad interim. The statement of a Boston letter writer, in the Herald of this morning, states that Mr. J. C. Spencer claims the appointment for himself. I am authorized .to sav, it has no foundation whatever. Mr. Spencer neither "claims" nor desires the office. It was distinctly understood, when Mr. Spencer was appointed Secretary of the Treasury, that no ciiange in the head of that decart - ! ment would again take place durinc the ad - - : , I3,.rt:jrt, 'P..l - a i i. T uiiiiisiionu:i j i j. icfiuciu yici. :uiu bucil, X have thebss, of reasons io are sti (he wighea of botrf ,he Presideilt allcl Mr. gpencer. O The sufferings of the Santa Fe Expedi - tion of which we received a verbal account from Samuel J. Denyer, one of the survivors, a fsw days ago were much greater than have common! v been supposed. Scarcely had they wt Austin whpn raum - lt - IP hpnm rh them ; and ere they had accomplished a moiety of the distance, their provisions were exhaust, ed, and they were reduced to a state of extreme want. At the camp on Little River, Gen. Mc - Cloud, the leader of the expedition, was taken sick, and a small detachment remained for the purpose of assisting him during his illness and conducting him to the main body when he should recover: the remainder pushed onto Nolan's River, where they discovered an Indian village, and were fortunate enough to obtain some provisions. Here the main body was again joined by McCloud and his guard. The hunger of the men had now become excessive, and they ate the hides, entrails everything, in short, except the horns of their beeves, and even drank the blood. This latter was subsequently divided among them, so eager had the competition for it become. Large numbers of Indian dogs were also killed and eaten : and bv manv pronounced extremely delicate. At this time several of the men had been killed in skirmishes with the Indians and two or three had committed suicide. Soon after leaving Nolan's river, and before reaching the I'olladora, a fight occured between five of the men and several hundred Indians. The former had wandered some distance from the camp for the purpose of shooting game, and while thus engaged, found themselves among hills black with the enemy. Escape seeming to be doubtful, if not impossible, they resolved to sell their lives as dearly as possible, and obtaining as favorable a position as they could find, drew up their horses in the form of a breastwork, and awaited the onslaught. In a few moments about half a dozen Indians approached, and all save one were killed. Some four or five others were then sent, who shared the fate of their predecessors ; and this operation was repeated apparently with the view of not endangering the lives of more than were competent to the object until a score of the assailants had fallen. By this time the horses of the whites had been killed, and their bodies served as a fortification, from behind which considerable execution was done. At length, overpowered by numbers and their amunition exhausted, thev were slain. A spy, who arrived in camp the next day, informed the Tex - ans that the heart of Maybe (one of the five) whose extraordinary bravery had excited the admiration of the Indians hid been taken out and roasted, and each one of the tribe allowed j to eat a piece of it. A council w; i . .. i :. .... , , as now held, I t was resoivctt mat a uetacti 1 lliui. (I ulc..llllluill Ul UJ.U plies obtained from the natives. Leaving this position the main body advanced towards Red Lake, and in their progress encountered a largo and handsome Indian village, (the Waco.) It was beautifully situated on the margin of a stream which emptied into Red River, and was so large as to be mistaksn by many for the latter. The streets of this village were neatly laid out, the houses well built and comfortable, tho gardens filled with fruit trees in bearing, and the fields growing corn and vegetables. In the centre was the Great Council House, of a circular form, and appropriately fitted up. Tho whole aspect of the place, indeed, gave evidence of advancement in civilization ; but the inhabitants were hostile and treacherous. At first they intimated their willingness to form a treaty, and proposed a day for a meeting of the Chiefs pn both sides., The Texans were ready at the appointed time;;, but not so the:;faithless savages. They solicited further time ; but it having now been ascertained that they were carrying off their women, children and valuables, and that the desire for time Vas a mere artifice to deceive the Texans until the arrangements for giving them battle with safety should be completed, the negotiations were summarily closed, and the expedition took up the line of march. From this time nothing of importance occured until the surrender at Red Lake, which was induced by the treacherous conduct of the individuals entrusted with the arrangement. On arriving at the Lake the Mexicans were discovered in a strong position, and although not exceeding an hundred in number, they were fresh and well - provisioned, and constituted a formidable foe for one hundred and fifty Texans, worn down with hunger and fatigue, and many of them scarce able to walk. Still, the latter would have fought and were anxious to do so ; but they were overruled by the officers, all of whom, save McCloud, were clamorous for terms The Mexicans had professed an anxiety to trade, provided their customers would lay down their arms; and promised, in the most solemn manner, to act in good faith, and restore the arms on their departure. When asked what guarantee they would give for the fulfilment of the conditions, they replied, "The best guaranty in the world the faith of the great Mexican nation." An agreement was subsequently reduced to writing, and interpreted to the Texans by the commander. It promised everything that could be desired, and exhibited, on its face, the most perfect fairness. Gen. McCloud, however, was not willing to repose confidence in the treacherous crew ; referred to the many instances of Mexican duplicity of which they had had experience ; " but," said he, " what can one do against a dozen." Al a given signal tho Texans discharged and then grounded their arms, when the Mexicans marched in, and took possession of them. As an instance of their seeming fidelity we may state, that they reqested each man to write his name on apiece of paper, and attach it to his musket, so that no difficulty or confusion might ensue in returning them. Some obeyed the request, and all were about to do so when McCloud suggested that they had better save themselves the trouble. For some days after the capitulation, the prisoners were treated with generosity and even kindness ; but this was because their subjugation was not yet quite complete. One evening a sham riot was enacted, and a complaint was afterwards made that a Mexican soldier had been stabbed by one of the Texans with a Bowie knife. The prisoners were thereupon mustered into line, and their knives taken from them under pretence of examining each for blood. It is hardly necessary to say that they were not returned. Their rations were now suddenly cut down to an ear of corn a - day for each man, with scarcely water enough to quench their thirst. Subsequently the Texans were again paraded, and their pen and jacknives taken from them; when, being assured of their entire defence - lessness, a most cruel and inhuman mode of treatment was adopted towards them by those honorable representatives of the " Great Mexican Nation." They were tied together and driven like animals ; kept with scarcely food enough to sustain life, and when the women and children on the route, seeing their destitution and feeling a disposition to relieve them, offered provisions, they were rudely ordered and beaten away. Sometimes a shower of nicknacs would be thrown in among them, which, how ever, were of little use, unless when the prisoners were fortunate enough to catch them in their hands. The subsequent fortunes of the expedition are already well known. Waum Weather Baths. It is a remaka - ble fact that the people of this enlightened age and country are immeasurably behind their illustrious brethren of the olden time in a iust appreciation of the bath. The Arabs, indeed, can teach us wisdom on this subject. Imperial Rome, in the very noonday of her splendor and greatness, considered the bath an object worthy of attention and patronage ; and the importance of frequent bathing to both plebeians and patri cians was enforced by precept and example. The bath, in short, was the great Exchange, where statesmen, soldiers, orators and loafers (of which there were some even in those days) met and coalesced ; and it is not unreasonable to suppose that fully one - half of those mighty conquests and other achievements that made the now " lone mother of dead empires " for a time, at least, the Mistress of the World, were conceived and virtually executed in tepid baths. The colossal remains of some of these structures show the importance attached to them by the ancients ; and we may add, by way of confirmation, that Bulwer keeps tho best characters of his " Last Days of Pompeii" in the bath about one - third of their time. At presentjthe Turks boar away the;.'u7?7i(soap) and use it, too, in the art of bathing ; but Gray and Vandervoort (tho former near the Fulton Ferry, and the latter on the Heights) are running both ancients and moderns a hard race, at the present moment, in tho contest for superiority. At either of these places warm and cold baths may always be obtained, with such accompaniments as are calculated to philosophise the process ; and now, when so many are afflicted with influenza, we cannot do a better service to our patrons than to call their attention to them. Physicians recommend their patients thither, and to prove their sincerity, go themselves. The British Ak.my. The Montreal Herald says " Private letters from England, state that it is more than probable the destination of the 71st regiment, now under orders for the West Indies, will be changed. It is the intention of the government to send principally Scotch regiments into Ireland, to preserve the peace. O Queen "Victoria says she will not visit Ireland until that kingdom is tranquilized. She'll wait, then, a. long time, we apprehend. Bp" The funeral of Mr. Legaratpok place at Boston. 'on Wednesday mornjng the President, his family and suite, attending as' - mourners. The Governor and Council, and'other state and city officers were also present. The exercises were performed in Trinity church, by the Rev. Manton Eastburn; and although the funeral waB intended to be as private as possible, a large concourse of people were in attendance. The body was placed in the vault of the church, to be removed to Charleston , o. C, as soon as the proper arrangements can be made. A post mortem examination disclosed the fact that the cause of death was billious cholic. The lower portion of the intestinal canal was found twisted twice round upon itself, forming a complete stoppage, through which even surgical instruments could not penetrate. Dedication. The new and beautiful house erected by the Universalists of this city, on the corner of Fulton and Pineapple streets, was yesterday dedicated to the service of God with solemn and impressive ceremonies. It was built by an association consisting of eight persons, at an expense of 18,500. The style of architecture is extremely neat, the columns which support the galleries light and graceful, and tho decorations of the altar and desk, rich and tasteful, without being extravagant or gaudy. The drapery is of blue damask, and the lamps and fixtures in good taste. The Sands street Methodise Society have resolved, we understand, to construct a house after the same model. An Outrage. The Rev. Samuel Aaron, pastor of the Baptist church at Norristown, Pa. was assailed at that place on Monday afternoon by two men armed with a cowskin, dirk and loaded pistol. They gave him about forty lashes, threatening to kill him if he made any resistance. The pretended provocation given was in a temperance address delivered by Mr. A. Both assailants were arrested and bound over inSoOOO to answer tho charge. Legal Decision. A case involving tho constitutionality of the tax imposed by the Legislature of Louisiana on all passengers arriving in New Orleans, to support the Charity Hospital, has been decided in favor of the law by one of the New Orleans tribunals. The Waehen Tragedy Again. The trial of Joseph Carter, jr. for the murder of the Cast - ner family, has been set down for the next Oyer and Terminer in Belvidere, which convenes on the 22d August. The Court (Judge Nevius presiding,) instructed the Sheriff properly concerning intercourse with the prisoner. He is to see no person except his father and mother, wife and children, and brothers and sisters, and these can only be permitted to visit him accompanied by the Sheriii; or deputies by him appointed. His counsel, for obvious reasons, will be permitted to hold unrestricted intercourse with him. All other persons are to be rigidly excluded; and if any other relative or friend shall wish to communicate with him, it must be by message, and such message be open to the inspection of the Sheriff or his deputies. It seems most probable that more than one person must have been concerned in tho tragedy, and we hope the good people of Warren, who have exhibited a praiseworthy sensibility on this dreadful case, will in no respect relax their efforts to bring all the circumstances to light. Newark Daily Ado. A Snake Story. The Madison (Indiana) News gives an account of a "big sarpent" almost as large as the dragon slain by St. George, which has boon seen in that neighborhood. The News says : A son of Mr. Spilhnan and a son of Mr. Hoagland, on last Friday week, about one mile and a half above this place, on the Kentucky side of the river, while walking along the bank, saw on the edge of the water an anH mal bearing everv appearance of a huge snake. They approached to within about forty steps when it took to water, and swain nearlvto the Indiana shore, when it disappeared. Another gentleman, who was riding by, upon his attention being directed to it by the boys, distinctly saw it, though it was near the shore of the river, which proves it to have been very large, to be distinguished at such a distance. It is supposed to be from twenty to thirty feet in length. It was of a very dark color, and had something like a shining silvery ring about its neck. Its trail in the sand and across the roads has frequently been seen. It has appeared several times within a few years, anifabout the same place, and has been seen bv several per sons. We can form no conjecture as to what kind or an animal it is, but that such a mon strous amphibious nondescript has been seen we have no hesitation in believing. A Relic of the Revolution. Died in Der - ry, N. H. on the 8th inst. Major George Burn. ham, in the 94th year of his asre. He served in the Continental Army through the entire Revolutionary struggle, without a single furlough, even to visit his friends, and was engaged in most of the battles of the Revolution, lie possessed an intellect of a high order, which ho retained in an extraordinary manner to tho latest period of his life. For many years he had boon a leading member of the" Presbyterian Church in Derry, and was regarded as one of the wisest in council of his townsmen. During the later years of his life he has enjoyed the the pension so justly bestowed by Ihe" American people on those who gallantly struggled to achieve their Independence. The Flanagans. Bernard and Patrick Flanagan, convicted in Cambria county in this State, of the murder of an aged and respectable lady, Elizabeth Holdmi, and sentenced to be hung on tho 3d March las't, were resulted by Gov. Porter to the 21st April. An act of tho Legislature, approved by the Governor, required the Court of Oyer and Terminer of Cambria county to grant a new trial, for cause shown. Judge Woodward, of that court, refuses to recognize this act, on the ground of unconstitutionality. The Governor will probably grant the Flanagans another respite. Philad. Gazette. Naval The U. S. brig Truxton, Lieut. Com.'g Upshur, bound to Constantinople, to bring home the remains of tho late Commodore Porter, went to sea from Hampton Roads on Friday. Tho U. S. ship Marion, Lieut. Com. Brent, is now at Norfolk, ready to sail for Boston with the first fair wind. A detachment of U. S. seamen, under command of Lieut. Cowers, arrived at Norfolk on Sunday frorn Boston. tO - We are informed that the fcrew of tho U. S. frigate Independence have proffered a subscription of $1 each to the Repeal Association of this city. The amount will be about 8500. It is questionable in what light this may be looked upon by the Navy Department. True Sun, Something - Singular. Wiskonsak " ujid Fox RivEES. These riversnear Fort Winri'e - bago on the Wiskonsan, run parallel to each other)' tho ugh. in different directions. TheSis - tance between them is but a mile and a quarter. They are simply separated by a plain or flat piece of ground and what is remarkable, in high water they run into each other and thus become united. Almost ever since the snow melted this spring they have been thus connected. The flat, separating them, has been covered with water to the depth of four feet some say six the present season, or sufficient to adifiit a steamboat to navigate up the Wis - kpnsan, across the flat, and thus find its way down the Fox rivor into Lake Michigan at Green Bay! A canal could easily be constructed, one mile and a quarter in length, which would most effectually unite the waters of the Mississippi with those of the Great Lakes. Iowa Hawk Eye. Death of Buffalo Bill, and attempted Escape of several Prisoners. We learn from the steamer Oceana, arrived this morning, that that most consummate villain, Buffalo Bill, recently tried as one of the murderers of Major Floyd, in an attempt to escape, with some six or eight others, from the prison at Jefferson city, was shot by one of the guards. The gang had succeeded in making their way unperceived to one of the gates, when Buffalo Bill, in attempting to pass the sentinel, was fired at, and the ball entered his shoulder and passed into his side, causing his death. Another prisoner was said to have been wounded. It is not known how many escaped, or if any, St. Louis Gas. of the 1 - 2'th. Petition to the President. It is reported that the resolution, adopted at the late meeting of the abolitionists in this city, to present a petition to the Chief Magistrate, requesting him to free his slaves, has been forwarded by by the chairman of the committee in a letter, with a request for an interview, in order to explain the matter clearly to the mind of the President. Mr. Tyler, it is said, has not noticed fhfi COnimillliiMlinn. nnr! nrnhalitv t, - rfnra linfti r - the design of the memorial, and the request of the letter, by ins silence. Ultra measures of this nature should receive their reply in kind: and, if no notice be taken of this petitionary document, it should not be regarded as the ul - traism of incivility. Bosl. Trans. Killed by Lightning. During a thunder storm, in Sanderville, Geo., on the 7th inst., Miss Mary E. Youngblood, a young lady of 19 years, stepped to the back door, within two feet of which stands a large, tall Lombardy poplar, which was struck at the very moment she reached the door, shivering the tree to its base. A part of tho fluid tore up the shingles of the roof above the door 'for several feet, - split the timbers of the adjacent door, melting offthe 'heads of nails in the door, and passing through her body instantly deprived her of life ! Her clothes caught fire, and a thimble which she had in her bosom was partially melted. Violent Hail Storm. One of the mest destructive hail storms, ever occurring in this region, was experienced in this county, and perhaps the neighboring ones, on Saturday last. Fortunately, its effects did not extend over a belt of country more than two or three miles wide, but within range of its influence, it produced tstal desolation. The corn, wheat, oats, &c. were beaten fiat to fhf pnrth. nmf an .nich ed to fragments, as totally to destroy them, wnne many oi trie lorest trees, we learn, were left as bare of leaves as at mid - winter. Raleigh (iV. C ) Register, 20th inst. Melancholy Death. On the 9th instant, an interesting young lady the beloved object, of her parents named "Lucretia Hall, aged nineteen, left her home near Westport (Essex Co. N. Y.) to visit her sister, about a mile distant, and in crossing a brook which was much swollen by a previous night's rain, she was precipitated into the rapid current and drowned! We learn from the Wcsport Times that she was not missed until hor dead body was discovered on the banks of the stream. The War Tent of Washington. This venerable relic of tho Revolution, which has been carefully preserved by G. V. P. Curtis, Esq., was received in Baltimore on Monday morning. It was on its way to Pittsburgh, where it is about to be pitched on the approaching National Anniversary, near to the field of Washington's earliest fame. Doubtless it will awaken thrilling recollections of the scens that occurred at Fort Du Quesne and Braddock's fields, and other kindred spots w - herethe Father of his Country acquired his richest laurels. Cklerration at Fort Wayne on the Four.TH or July. The Fort Wayne (Indiana) Times gives notice that there is to be one of the largest gatherings in that city on the fourth day of July next, ever known in the West. The object is to celebrate the completion of the Wabash and Erie Canal. Many of the distinguished men of the Union, including Mr. Clay, Mr. Cass, Mr. Adams, Col. Johnson, dec, have been invited to participate in the proposed festivities. The entertainment, in true Western style, is "free" to all comers. Burglary. Last night, the clothinn - store ui uif. zjuuh oiai'K, in 1'irst street, was entered by means of false keys, and a quality of cloths, sillcs, &c. stolen, amounting to about !1UU 11 Uliamsburgh Gaz.nf Wednesday. ET A mass meeting 0f the " Williamsbunrh Irish Repeal Association" will be held in First street, near Kings County Hotel, on Friday the 23d inst. at 8 o'clock, P. M. Several addresses will be made. lb. Unpleasant. A young German, in Cincinnati, attempted a few davs since to kill a trirl to whom he was engaged to be married, because she took a sober second thought, and concluded to have somebody else. After stabbing her several times in the neck, he attempted to take his own life, but did not succeed. Both, it is said, will recover. The Mormons. About four hundred Mormon men and women, with not less than one hundred children, passed through Louisville, on tho 11th inst. on their way to Nauvoo. Another party, somewhat smaller, passed by the same place three or four days previous. FOUIfiXII OF JULY. IEj In pursuance of tho instructions of the committee of citizens for the celebration of the ensuing 4th of July, tho committee of invitation take this method of inviting all public bodies, embracing tho Military, Firo Department, Temperance Societies, Odd Fellows Society, House Carpenters, Ropema - kcrs, PiiinteiB, Masons, Stonecutters, Hibernian Erin Fraternal, Butchers and Cartnicn, and all other chaiitablc and benevolent societies not named in this invitation, to participate in tho celebration of this eventful day, by joining in tho procession. All bodies desirous of taking part in tho celebration, will please communicato tho same to A.J. Sroorjun, Esq., chairman of tho committoo of citizens, Star offico. Brooklyn, June 20th, 1843. CIIAS. A. DENIKE, - JOHN J. MANNING, Com'teo of D. W. C. LANGDON, Iavitation. j83J NATHAN D. MORGAN, J BROOKLYN CELEBRATION. . 'SoilBTil OF JirY, 1S43. . . At a numerous meeting of tho Committee of Arrangements" held at National Hall, Tuesday evening, June 20th, 1843. The several committees on raising funds from the citizens reported progress, showing that a considerabl amount was already subscribed. On motion Alderman Harris was appointed Treasurer of the Genera! Committee. On motion Resolved, That all who have sub - scribed monies, be requested to pay in before Tuesday evening next, that the whole fund re - alised may bo in the hands of the Treasurer. St. Paul'B and St. J ames' Total Abstinence Societies reported that they would take place in the line. Communications were received from other Societies, Military Companies and public bodies shewing that they would probably unite' in the procession. Mr. Greenwood, from Ihe Committee on those subjects, reported, that Alexander Campbell, Esq., had consented to deliver the Oration, and Alfred G. Stevens, Esq. to read the Declaration ; and that preparations were in progress, for the production of appropriate odes and the music thereof. On motion of M. P. OTIern, Messrs. Snow - den and Matthews were added to the committee on Odes, with special reference to procuring appropriate music for the same. The Invitation and various other Committees were appointed. On motion, Resolved unanimously that the spacious and convenient grounds composing the Military Garden be selected as the place for the Oration and the other public exercises. It was stated that an immense tent would be spread, amply sufficient to accomodate the ladies and gentlemen of the city and every necessary attention paid to securing good order and comfort. On motion a Committee of five was appointed to aid the proprietor in the arrangements of the Garden. On motion resolved, That on Tuesday next we go into the election of Grand Marshall. On motion adjourned to Friday evening, ensuing, at 8 o'clock, at this place. A. J. Spooner, Chairman. H. B.Duryea, ) c G. W. Stilwell, JSecretar,es - CGSERIL COMMI0CXEE - 4th JTCXiY. ICT This Committee meets this evening, at Mrs. Prest's, and will continue to meet on Tuesdays and Fridays until after tho celebration. The Commit tees, and all persons having communications to make, are requested to bo present. ALDEN J. SPOONER, Chairman. H. B. Durvea, , G.W. Stilwell, Sccs - - jel6 O - NO ABATEMENT IN PRICE, and' HATS sold as low as in New York, at the store of WM. H. PECK, Fulton, opposite Sandw street, jc23 3t ' Brooklyn. Formerly Surgeon in United States Army, - HAS OPENED AN OFFICE AT jc23 2w No. 219 Pearl street, Brooklyn. Q SECOND ADVENT MEET. OO. ING. The Rev. Professor N. NV WHITING, an eminent Hebrew scholar, will lecture on the Second Coming of Christ this year, 1843, - next Sabbath, in the Unitarian meeting house. Ad ams st, between Concord and Nassau sts, lately occupied by the Universalist Society. Services the usual hours of other churches. je22 3't ORLANDO C. FORSYTH, DEALER IN watches, clocks, jeweibv, Silver and Plated Ware, and manufacturer of gold and silver splicr.vci.es and eye - glasses, No. 99 Fulton street, jc2 Brooklyn, L. I. ASSESSMENT SALE. tCT The Sale of Property for non - payment of Assessments, advertised to take place on Thursday, 13th instant, will be continued from day to day, ai the CITY BUILDINGS, until disposed of. apl4 MARINE INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF NEW YORK Ctrm - rcl. Ships Caledonia, Liverpool ; H Allen, Charleston ; brigs Colonisr, Yarmouth, NS ; Openaneo, St Jago de Cuba ; Telegraph, Barbadoes ; John Buntlit, Elizabeth Ciry; schrs Iowa, Camden, Me ; Homer, Boston; Daty Chase, Aux Caves. . Arrived. Ship Cahawba, Coffin, 46 ds fm Havre. Ship Europe, Furber, fm Liverpool May 20th. Ship Vesper, Sylvester, fm Palermo and Gibraltar. Barque Caspian, Bartletl, 42 ds fm Glasgow. ling Clarion, Leland, 10 ds fm Lubec. Brig - Lowell, Keller, ds fin Mncliias. Schr Seminole, Alien, fin Pensacola May 31. Scbr Select, Jones, 0 ds fin Newbern. Schr Ann Maria, Baxter, 6 ds fm Newbern. Schr Teazer, Granlaw, 6 ds fm Eastport. TBOQUETS! BOQUETS ! ! HE LADIES aro informed that tomorrow (Saturday) I shall commence receiving, from the garden of Mr. Cadman, a choice collection of Bo - quots, to be continued throughout the season. Boquets of any description furnished at two hours' notice.' C. WELLS SIMONS, je23 ISij Fulton, below Clark street. TXHEREAS Samuel W. Benedict, of West. " field, Richmond County, Staicn Island, in the State of New York, and Susan S. his wife, by indenture of mortgage bearing date and executed the 22d day of December, in the year of our Lord 183G, for the purpose of sccur.ng the payment of five, thousand dollars, with interest, according to tho terms mentioned in the said mortgage, and in tho bond accompanying the same, did sell and convey unto Eliza Bailey, of Newark, Essex County, in the State of New Jersey, and to her heirs and assigns forever, tho following parcels or pieces of ground, namely : All that piece or parcel of land and woodland situate, lying and being at the Narrows, in the town of New Utrecht, in the County of Kings and Stato of New York, being butted and bounded asfollows : beginning at the southeasterly corner of the hereby granted woodland, by woodland now or lato of Rionc Stewart, and running thence north sixty - two degrees and thirty minutes east, five chains and six - ty.eight links along the said last mentioned wood, land to the paitition line between the premisoshere - by conveyed and lund now or late of John Haggor - ty, thence along said land of said Ilaggerty north fifty - eight degrees and thirty minutes west, scvon - teen chains and ninety links, thence south eighty - nine degrees west, tiventy.onc chains and twenty - three links all along the said partition lino to land now or lato owned by Isaac Stillwell, which was conveyed to the said Stillwell by William Barkeloo by deed bearing date the 2!)(h day of May, A. D. 1SS28, and recorded in tho Offico of the Clerk of tho County of Kings, in Liber number twenty - four of conveyances, beginning at page 8G7, thenco eoutli two chains and three links all along the said land of Is aac Stillwell, thence south eighty - threo degrees cast, cloven chains and sixty - seven links along the said land of tho said Isaac Stillwell to the bay or river, thence southeasterly all along the said river to the land hereinafter described of Sarah Striker, thence north seventy degrees and thirty minutes east, fourteen chains along the said land hereinafter described, thence cast sixteen chains and five links along tho land formerly of Peter Duryee tg tho land

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