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can't, never accomplished any thing,-but I'll TRY has achieved wonders."-Old Proverb.
A I I I I I *IP I I 1 ; I

and I thought as I was passing your way,
I'd just call and see how you looked. I
now what you are going to say, but can't
stay now, though if 1 cross these lots as I
go back, may be PlH stop and take a glass
of cider with you--good bye." So saying,
with a very patronizing, air, the fellow
rode away, and left Mi. Clay laughing
heartily at the encounter.
A distinguished American lady while at
Rome, was asked by a cardinal, if he could
have the pleasure of presenting her to the,
Pope. On being interrogated ifshe would
be permitted to converse with his holiness,
lhe cardinal replied, that she could not,
hat was an honor confined to princesses of
he blood, the daughter of sovereigns.-
"But sir," replies the lady, I am a
princess of the blood, the daughter of a
sovereign-for in America the people are
ll sovereigns, and I am the daughter of
one of the people."
His holiness was so much pleased with
he Spartan boldnes oflthe reply, that an
ntery.iew was granted, and the American
)rinme.sadmitted to an honor to which no
adyorprivate station had ever before as-

T. Crittenden, the first governor of Ver-
nont, who was a plain farmer, alike re-
narkable for strong native powers of mind,
andthe republican smplicity with which
ie conducted every ,thing in his public du-
ies, and in his domestic establishment, was
nce visited by a party of travelling fash-
onables'from one of our cities. Whenthe
hour of dinner arrived, Mrs. Crittenden, to
he astonishment of her lady guests, went
out and blew a tin horn for the workmen,
who soon arrived; when, to thestill great-
er surprise, and even horror, of these fair
*its,.the whole company, governor, his la-
ly, guests, workmen and all, were invited
to sit down to the substantial meal which
had been provided for the occasion. Af-
er the dinner was over and the ladies were
eft to themselves, one ofthe guests thought
she would gently take Mrs. Crittenden to
ask forfthis monstrous violation ofthe rules
of gentility, to which she had been, as she
Mought, SO Wwmoniou ly nmath r vic-
"You do not generally sit down to the
same table with your workmen I suppose
Mrs. Crittenden:?"
Why, replied the governor's lady.
whose quick wit instantly appreciated the
drift of the- other, "why, I am almost a-
shamed to say, we generally have, but in-
tend to amend soon min this particular. 1
was telling the governor this very morning,
that it was an absolute shame that the
workmen, who did allt the hard labor,
should fare no better than we who sit so
much of the time in the house, earning lit-
tle or nothing, and I am determined here-
after, to set two tables-the first and best
for thle workmen, and the last and poorest
fbr the Governor and myself.
[Green Mountain Enq.

JUDICIAL JOKE. It is said that the
late Chief Baron Thompson was a very
facetious companion over the bottle, which
he much enjoyed. At one of the Judge's
dinners during the Assizes, there was pres-
ent a certain Dignitary of the Church.
When the cloth was removed, "I always
think," said the Reverend guest, "I awaya
think, my Lord, that a certain quantity of
wine does no harm after a good dinner"
"Oh, no, Sirl by no means," replied the
Chief Baron, "it is the uncertain quantity
that does all the mischief."

PRECOCITY.-'Ma,' said a little girl the
other day, who had scarcely entered her
teens, 'Ma, maint 1 get married "'
'Why, child,' said the anxious mother,
what upon earth ever put that notion into
your head ?'
'Cause all the girls are getting married
as fast as they can; and I want to, too.'
Well, you must not think of such a
thing. Don't you ever ask me such a fool-*
ish question again--Married! indeed I
never heard the like!'

,-Well, ma, if I can't have a husband,
maint I have a piece of bread and butter ?'
Certainly. Now you begin to talk ra-
tional, and you may have as much as you
want. When you have done, put on your
bonnet'and go to school.
We come off then.-[N. O. Picay-nne.

The fruits of the earth do not more ob-
viously require labor and cultivation to
prepare them for our use and" subsistence,
than our faculties demand instruction and
regulation, in order to qualify usno become,
upright and valuable members of society,,
useful to others, or happy ourselves. ,
Cunning is nothing else \"A the fool's
substitute for wisdom.

WASHINGTONr M. IVEs, Esq., Mandarin,
E. F.
SAMUl. R. MATTAtR, Esq., Mineral Springs
JoHN FRANKLIN, Jr Esq., Brunswick, Ga.
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failed in the same speculation which had
ruined himself But vhilst he bad re-
mained poor, they, by stme means, had re-
vived their fortunes aid settled on the
Ohio, where they were carrying on a brisk
business. Charles returned home an al-

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teau, and rolling out the shining coin up-
on the leaves, for some minutes gloated
over his wealth, for the country .was al-
most uninhabited, and his demnon spirit
could rejoice in its riches undisturbed.
On returning home he deposited his ill-
gotten gold in the chest. His wife heard
the ringing of the coin, and her quick
mind told her that Charles Gray, her hus-
band, he to whom her very heart had con-
fided, was a murderer. She fainted. The
wretch heeded her not, but gloomily seat-
ed himself before the fire. From the
floor on which she had fallen, Mary arose
an altered woman. The rose fled from
her cheek, and a grave in the tbforest mark-
ed by a simple stone, tells y:u where lies
the broken hearted wife. Peace to her
memory She has gone where the blue
streams were never crinsontd with blood
-where the dagger never flashes over the
devoted wayfarer.
Charley Gray became a rica-i man. His
lands broad and fertile, bore hlxuriant har-
vests. A tall mansion arose among those
old woods to shelter the murderer's head.
Strange to tell, he lived unsumpected. No
one cared for the emigrant in the country
from which he came.
Years rolled away. Villages arose on
the ruins of that mighty forest. The steam-
er was heard with its perpetual thunder
and lightning ascending ant descending
the beautiful Ohio, and lovely residences,
like gems,summoned up the enchanter's
wand from the earth's bosom, studded the
banks of the silvery stream. The suspi-
cious mind of Gray (for the wicked are
always suspicious,) rendered him fearful
of discovery, as emigrants were crowding
into the State, and entering the land in
the most frequented spots. The bones of
Somers were still exposed ; if they were
found by any one rambling through the
bluffs, the dark affair might be investigate,
ed, and he- meet with his just desert.
Sallying forth one evening, he sought the
wild precipice, and descended by th aid
of ropes to the spot where laid his Wictim.
The moon burned in the midnipat with
the lustre which she on.)y wears on a win-
ter night, when the snow reflects her
brightness,and earth seemed to wear the
pearly robes of angels One by one the
stars had appeared through the rich arch
above, and around the hill swept the glo-
rious ,river; for nature is still lovely,
though for a few moments her beautiful
form may bear the record of crime there
placed by man. A young gentleman nam-
ed Wilsbn, who was returning from a vis-
it to his "lady love," passed by the preci-
pice, and observing the ropes attached to a
tree which stood by his path, endeavored
to trace the spot where they ended. After
a narrow search he saw tt:em hanging
against a rock that formed the base of the
chasm around which the waters swept
their crystal current.
In a few moments the young man per-
ceived the tbform of one whomrn he imme-
diately recognized as Gray, by his tall and
muscular figure. He was gathering up
some white substance in a bag. At last
he seemed to have concluded his task,
and throwing the bag over his neck and
shoulders, attaching the strings to his neck
and body, he cormmenced his ascent. By
grasping the rocks with his hands whetn-
ever they afforded a sufficient protrAuding
surface-and planting his foot firmly in
the fissures-Gray had succeeded in
elimbitlg bali way up the chasm, when
stopping to rest, the shelly rock crumbled
under his feet. The murderer made vio-
lent struggles to sustain his position, but
losing his balance, he plunged headlong
into the gulf. One wild shriek told that
the soul of the wretch had gone to its
judgment. And there lay the bleeding
skeleton of his victim! 'Retribution' had
pealed forth from the throne of the aveng-
ing God, and the spirit of Gray stood be-
fore its Maker.

A school boy at a recent examination,
at an English Academy, was asked by his
instructor who discovered America? "1

wish 1 may die," says a correspondent of
the Independent Banner of Truth, "if he
didn't answer Yankee Doodle."

SPECULATION. A countryman wasseen
staring at the signs in Albany, when a pert
clerk asked him if he wished to buy some
gape seed. 'No, I don't want none,' was
the reply, I am looking at this little town
--I talk of buying it!' ".

going into his boarding-house, and not
finding dinner ready, exclaitned-"-What!
are there no symptoms of dinner yet ?"
"N6 appearance," replied a lawyer.
STh ere's a sample of it, said a merchant,
as a servant appeared with a turkey.
"Faith! afin e token it is," 'rejoinIed the

WORLD.-A-necdote of Charles Matthews- I
'Tis now some five or six years past that k
we were standing together at a front win- s
dow of "The George," at Granthan, where g
we had then slept on our way to Doncas- 0
ter, when the grandiloquent announcement
of "Coaches to all parts of the world," r
displayed iu great gold lFetters, on a little h
office opposite the inn, caught his keen
eye. In a moment he directed our atten-
tion to the obtrusive notice, then .pulling
a face which instantly transformed him h
into a wizard little Frenchman of the old P
"regime," hurried downstairs and crossed b
the street; we followed to enjoy thefun, t
There were several individuals )f the t
genus Cadger lounging about the office t
when "Monsieur" shuffled ini, and vith a
low bow to the book-keeper explained that P
he"vishest ver much to go to pla-ace" s
"Two places-certainly sir-howrar?" a
"Non, non! non to too pla-ace, bu von c
pla-ace-two stage."
O! one place, two stages. Inside five tl
shillings; out, three and sixpence." i
"Non, non!" reiterated Monsieur aigri- R
ly, "Rite me in de book for Timbocto)." l
"Tim what, sir ?" asked the jack ih of- p
"Timboctoo," answered his tormentor.
"Timboc-Timboc-well 1 never ,card
of such a place down this road. Dilthee
Jack?" turning to the nearest cab.
1 "Pre'aps its only his foruneering pro- r
nounsiation," suggested Jack. -a
"Timboc-Timboc--" repeated te offi- h
cial, running his finger up and dowi thle t
index of alog's eared book of roads (
"What county is it in, sir ?"inquired he, i
at last, looking up with a seriousness
wh;ch had nearly upset our gravity. t
"Countee! Sacre bien! Vat you vant (
vid countee ? I vant to go to Timltbctoo "
-great citee in de far centre midil htarior
of Afreecar. Bah countee!"
"Africa!" shouted the keeper. '
Hafriker!" shouted the cabs. t
"Afreecar," replied monsieur.
Bob doesn't run no coaches on that _
lin o' road now, sir,' chimed in grinning
Jack, nudging his fellow cabs, who chuck-
led all like choking hens. t
"Then, "vat for vy you pat up deje de
coaches to all part of de world-eh !" ex-
claimed the pseudo Frenchman in-a tow-
ering passion, whilst the poor office keep-
er seemed dumb-founded, and the cabs
roared out. "You say dat you vil take me
to Timboctoo-dat you vil take me dere if
1 vil go. Vel I vil go, and you vil take
me-you vil-1 -vil, you vont." And lie
went on smothering his victim in the very
vehemence of abuse, and leaving him in
a stateof ludicrous embarrassment, which,
was in no wvise lessened by the uproari-
ous laughter of his cabs, and the evident
enjoyment of a crowd of listeners, whom
his passionate expostulations had brought
to the door.-[Sporting Review,.

in the New York Mirror, in an article un-
der the above caption, tells a very good
anecdote of Mr. Clay. "He says: "I shall
never forget one incident, which I thought
sufficient to try the temper of a martyr,
but which had quite a contrary effect on
Mr. Clay. It was a day or two, before his
departure for Washington to be present at
a meeting of Congress, ,and he was very
busy in tle arrangement of Iis papers,
when a servant entered and said that some
one at the gate wished to see him.
"Show him in," said Mr. Clay.
"He is on horseback, and says he can't
come in."
"Tell him I am extremely busy, and
that he must come in if he wishes to see
The servant went out; but soon return-
ed, with "he says he can't possibly get off
his beast." -
"Well, if the Monntain will not come
to Mahomet, I suppose Mahomet must go
to the Mountain," and Mr. Clay went out
to see what so peremptory avisiter might
want. The "gentleman on horseback"
was a sleek-faced Yankee, in pepper-

and-salt pantaloons, a brimstone waist-
coat, with glass buttons, and a coat of
the latest down-east fashion. After an
interchange of civilities, Mr. Clay, suppos-
ing the man wanted to dispose of his
horse, remarked, "That is a very fine ani-
mal you ride sir."
,* ",Yes, a pretty fair critter," replied the
..nondescript, slapping his cowhide boot
SWith his whip and staring with all his
might and main in the Senator's face. At
Length, wondering at the silence of the
fellow, and at his protracted stare, Mr.
Clay was forced to remark-"My name,
sir, is Clay. Have you any business with
, me ?"
"Business ? oh no-none in- particular
-but I have earn tell of you a good deal
it our parts, away off east of sunrise;

tered man. For whole dtys he would sit
idle end discontented. Hs sleep was dis-
turbed by dreams of gold ; in vain did that
beautiful uncomplaining wfe endeavor to
frighten the fiend from his tosom. It was
like one solitary star trying to dissipate the
darkness of a storm-tossed ocean.
Wildee yet roared the storm through the
crashing woods, and Charles was still broo-
ding over his imaginary wrongs, when a
I hallo' was heard outside of the little en-
closure which surrounded the cabin.
Mary sprang to the door, and after scru-
tinizing the traveller, for such the intruder
was, by the light of a bark torch which she
had held over her head, invited him to en-
ter her rustic home.
In a moment a gentleman of rather a
slight stature, bearing a portmanteau in his
hand, entered and gave the usual saluta-
tion. Mary called her husband to attend
to the traveller;, but neither by word nor
gesture did hie exhibit signsof having heard
her until the stranger's portmanteau, on
touching the floor, spoke to his sordid soul
of gold. The demon was aroused, but he
wore a smilling face.
Welcome, stranger, welcome!" ex-
claimed Gray, in so hurried and strange a
manner,that the traveller started back a
few paces in surprise ; but quickly recov-
ering himself, exchanged salutations, and
seated himselfon a rude chair already plac-
ed for Iiis convenience before the fire.
Conversation soon commenced, nor was
it interrupted until the night had far ad-
vanced towards the dawn-George Somers,
was alh, as he said, a native of New York,
and fir(m the neighborhood in which Chas.
Gr:y had,lived. He informed Gray that
he had sold his property at tiie east, avd
emigrated to the El dorado,' to speculate
in lands, having with him alaige sum of
money bfor that purpose.
At last they all retired to rest. The tra-
veller to-sleep-Gray to brood over the
wealth of his guest. What fearful thoughts
passed through the brain of the wretch
that nightI [ How often did his eyes wan-
der to the'hunting knife! Once he was
about leaving the bed, when a slight mo-
tion of his wife in her slumbers deterred
him from his murderous intent. Whose
but the pencil of the demon could paint
the tears-the hopes-the dark resolves of
the wretched Gray, while the wenried
guest slept but a few paces fironm him, in
tliat peace which virtue and weariness a-
lone con give!
The morning came, and glowing from
Ihis ocean couch, arose the sun, gilding the
distant bluffs and surroundingbforests with
colors drawn alone from the pallet of heav-
en His beamts shone down upon the cot-
tage, yet unstained with blood, and arous-
ed the sleepers. I)id the evil spirit slum-
ber in G ay's bosom ?
# # # #g @
The simple breakfast was soon over,
and Somers asked Gray to set himn in the
nearest road to M---. With a bland-
ness worthy of the days when he stood a
respectable merchant behind a city desk,
he informed Somers that he would accom-
pany him a part of his journey, and under
iretence of killing some game, shoulder-
ed his riflt and led the way. For some
time they walked together, whilst renew-
ing boyhood remembrances-remembran-
ces which called to mind many a spot
hallowed by ehidhtood sports and parental
They had thus proceeded about three
miles, and arrived among those beautiful
bluffs on the Ohio, since rendered cele-
brated by a deed which has given a name
to a small crystal, stream which dashes
over a precipice some hundred feet deep.
A bird swept over their heads, and wheel-
ing on its hght wings lit on the bough of a
majestic oak-which bears the name of
many an ardent lover of nature. Gray
asked the traveller to move onward while
he attempted to bring down his game.
Somers complied, and unsuspectingly
left Gray behind.
A sharp rifle crack rang through the
woods, and a shriek mingled in its echoes.
The host was a mnurderer-a murderer

for money. Blood may be shed for re-
venge, and our sympathies may be excited
for the assassin-but who can find a chord
in his heart from which pity may draw a
note of feeling for him who, with blood
stained fingers, holds the glittering coin

before his eager eyes ?
Gray soon disposed of the body by
hurling it over the precipice. As it went
lumbering through the scrubs and jagged
rocks that lined the chasm, he perhaps
felt remorse, but it was but for a moment.,
With eager hands he opened the portman-

The incidents whieh 1 am about to re-
late, are not drawn fromi imagination, but
fact. They form an act of the never end-
ing drama of human villainy.
"This is indeed a wild nidiht," said
Charles Gray to his wife, as they sat before
the blazing hearth ofan Indiain log cabin-
whilst the winds wailed around the roof
and went sounding through the forest.
Wilder than ever I knew," observed
the wife ; "and, Charles, how thankfiul we
should be to our Maker that he has given
us this warm fire and close cabin,, to pro-
tect us from thie rude elements."
, "Thankful!" and Charles Grav's brow
assumed a scowl, which spoke of itself thie
demon in his heart. Tlhankful, wife
vou mock me! \Vhat is this cabin to the
luxurious comin Frts of the town folks whom
we used to see in New York, rolling thro'
the streetsin their cushioned carriages, or
reclining on silk sofas, and laughiing at
the ragged beggars thatul claimed their
charity ? Thanktul!"
Mary did not reply. She feared him
when in these moods, and was too judi-
cious to irritate him even by words wWhich
she intended to be soothing. For what
are words, though breathed rom ia seralpi's
lute, or syllabled by angel's lips, to one
whose soul has become absorbed in the
unrequitted love of wealth?
Charles Gray was a native of New York
and had been left a handsome fortune;
but prompted to avarice, and too impatient
to continue in the safe business in which
he began, joined others ofan equally rapa-
cious disposition in a speculation, which at-
first proved promising, but entirely failed,
and left many an ardent dreamer a ruined
man. Charles in this mad affair had em-
barked his all. He was left without house
or friends, for friends are often bound by
golden chains alone. He determined, with
-his wife, to emigrate to Indiana, for whose
fertile soil, broad streams, genial climate,
and noble forests so much was said.
With a bitter spirit he bade farewell to
lis home, and with a small amount of mo-
ney, raised by the sale of his wife's jewels,
:sought the almost untrodden wilds of the
west. With this small amount of cash he
purchased a few acres of ground, a few
jniles from the spot on the Ohio River,
where the splendid and beautiful town of
=*, is now standing. For a short pe-.
riod he Labored assiduously at his small
farm, and cheered by the smiles of a love-
ly and devoted wife, seemed to forget his
misfortunes. A short time before our nar-
rative opened, Charles had visited L----,
as a ',hand' on a flat boat, the only species
of water craft then used to convey goods
and produce down the river. Whilst he
waathere he met several of those who had

and sound reason of the community will find banished from the kingdom for ever; but

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EXTRAORDINARY GROWTH.-The Wil- the adlanta
Inington (PDel.) Journal says:--This most ticau!F, th
-luxuriant and gigantic corn may be seen in some inter
greatperfection below the Black Horse dertalen ti
Tavern, on some marsh lots owned by there being
Enoch Roberts, Esq., of this city. One of why, if v
-the stocks measured 16 feet,'and many of should not
them are over 14 feet high: and have on and oter
them from seven to eleven ears each, mak- ton. At p
ing frequently from 20 to 30 ears'to the pally deri
three stocks in the hill. As prolific as the there no)t I
crops of corn in this vicinity promise this establishm
summer, we doubt ifthisside ofthe bottomin ing silk in
lands of the west, corn can be shown to been fdre(
surpass in appearance, this of Mr. Roberts. of ba vilg
SULPHrt CocooNS.-These are likely to ,knslch
take the precedence. Mr. Hotchkiss, of benipro
I ty"with til
Woodbury, Conn., according to the Liteh- yw th
field Enquirer, has some of this color, of of he En
ad u r-a)lle
the 'six week species.' A silk grower ion o'th
.speaking of them, says tance, he i
Nine of them, ten days after winding, e
.'tile dev'ic(
with the floss well removed, weighed 675
wh e- t erc tA~
grains, which would, as you may see, be w hoyeer
75,grains euch, on an average, and would fiNe yvr
require only 77 of them for a pound. Four threat of
of them, after a thorough baking, weighed the bton
241. grains. The heaviest I ever before the u
heard oi, were 153 to the po und, and that visible bu
immediately after they had completed win- vat. -No v
ding-chrysalis, green, &c. idea (fth,
SALES OF TREES.-We stated last week wovej by
that 50,000 Multicaulis trees, 3 feet high,had and i he
been sold for 15 cents a tree fo be deliver- tinct once
ed in October. We only regret tat;inore than ardin
at the same -price cannot beha,.asve ofwaider
should like-to have a" finger in the-pie." aid oifire
Many sales have been made in this town es fi n
=and vicinity within a few days, And nothing ground.
short of twenty five cents has been accept- voyae to
ed, and in some cases much more has been oftheman
obtained. Sellers are shy, anid buyers are knowhis
reluctant to advance prices. In Whately, [Ou-co
two sales of crops have been made, one of without im
$800, where the investment was but .,240.- stories will
Another, where the investment last spring the cutur
wast350; has been sold for $1800. These vance wi
trees, we believe, were Canton trees ;yet done luri
Other sales have been made of Alpine and however,
Multicaulis, but particulars have not been none. TL
communicated to 9s. Silk growers and at present
dealerslin trees,should fifunish us with facts -more. A
and correct intelligence, otherwise no in operati
grumblitig.--[Northampton Courier, another in
Extractof a letter from Buckinghaim Court 1HEAVY
House to a gentleman in this city, dated on the pr
24ih August, 1839. Cornish,
-Rev. Jesse S. Armistead of Buckingham in each d
county has sold 500,000 buds of Morns 23 bushel
Multicaulis, to be delivered this fall, at two with fruil
cents hntd Mr- John Mor'risofthesntneo chained,
county has so-aid 300,000 buds in lots of split by its
100,000. Capt. Saml. Branch of Campibell
ihasalso sold 110,000 buds at the same price, SL T
-a good many smaller sales have been ef- mania do
fected in the former tne same
~shall imp
price, viz : four cents a cutting or two cents al ro
a bud. Mr.Charles A. Scott oflBuckingham evrpmy
has, we understand, been offered eleven rec. ra
cents a tree for 200,000 trees, delivered in w o'
the fall of 1840.-[Richmond Compiler. we ourse.
Mr. George Hoadley,of Cleveland, Ohio, for many
states that he obtained four trees of the hard doll
Morus Multicaulis in the year 1834, from turn, in n
Mr. Prince of Flushing,three of which F er- We may
ished l)y the hard winter of that year, and with the
the fourth one he presented to Mr. Cobb ing table
of that vicinity, who last fall refused $3000 with Jun(
for the product, and expects to have from Tea, che,
30 to 40,000 for sale the coming autumn, Crape, sh
all being raised from that single tree. Handkerc
_. [Newark Sentinel. Kinchew!
The following is an extract of a letter re- Levantine
ceived by the editors of the Charleston Satin do.
Mercury, dated S atins
1 "VICKSBUR, (Miss u.)(M ) g. A16. Satin Dar
The cotton crop throughout this State, Camblets;
four weeks ago, looked more promising Pongees,
than I ever saw it, but of late the same ca- Mixed iLu
lamity which destroyed it about this time Crapes,
last season, has again commenced; the Sewings,

worms are cutting off the boles and young SILK W
shapes to an alarming extent. A friend of ier says th
mine, an extensive planter, who suffered season fbo
by the same evil last season, says he will week or t
not make more than half the number of 20,00); a
bales which he calculated on two or three taken to
weeks ago." thousands
A MICHIGAN r FARMER.-Col. John MR cold, the
Barbour, of Bertrand, Berrien county, on host ofen
the St. Joseph river, raised this year, one them with
thousand and sixty-eight acres of wheat.- rich repas
Whei we were at this place he had eighty ous matte
men engaged in harvesting. I SALES
[Detroit Free Press. Many of
Sui.---We learn from the Germantown ing were
Telegraph, -that the cocooneries in that numerous
neighborhood aie now in full operation, neously, a
and promise the most successful results.- a distance
Mr. Oder has 100,000 worms now feeding, day; price
and Mr. Physick 1,400,000. What a won- It appears
derful people we will be when the silk West, whe
business shall be fully matured, ing itself '
We understand that several sales of the
norus mnulticaulis tree huve been made MULBE
in thisjneighborhood during the last two Telegraph
weeks and at prices nearly, if not quite, e- We un(
qual to those oflast year.-.[Paterson Int. lis trees w
Molivs MULTiCTAls.---We learn that a Novenibe
sale ofMorus Multicaulis trees, four feet dayssince
bigh, was made in this Borough on Fri- WHEAT
[Norfolk Beacon. abundant.

ronm the Baltimore Post.J i T av a A & 333 0SO \NUFACTURE.--'Ihe attention of" .
hasbeen directed so strongly to SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1839.
age of cultivating thle mioius LIul- LATE NE WS.
at one might have supposed that Through the politeness of Captain Wam-
rprising persons would have un-
o establish a silk manufacture, bersie, of the Steamer Forester, which boat
ig, apparently, no good reason we again welcome most cordially to our
we raise 'the raw- material, we waters, we have been furnished with the
t convert it into gloves, stockings Savannah Georgi an of the 17th inst., from
articles, just as we now do cot- which valuable paper, we abridge our sum-
)resent, our supplies are princi- f .
present ouromLyosupplies arerield mary of foreign news, taken from the New
fed fr-om Lyons and 'Spital felds ;,-,, -
redfroll yon aq ptaliels' York papers of the 10th inst.
)eing so far as we know, a single ork ers of the th nst
ent for either spinning or weav- 'Thlis circumstance, {and we hope it will
Sthe Union. This subject has not be the last of the kind) enables us to
ed on our notice, in consequence furnish our readers with late foreign intelli-
inspected a specimen ot figured gence several, days in advance of the regcru-
as, we believe, haes never ebre lar mails, and by consequence, before its re-
uced. It represents Penn's Trea-
e Indians, and is so exact a copy caption in ay other part of Florida. We
glish and the Indians iu West's congratulate ourselves, and the public,
Picture, and though the produc- whose benefit we more particularly consult,
e loom, it might, at a little dis- on the existing facilities of communication,
mistaken for the, original. A.t is ..'
mistaken for the original. It is and take pleasure in informing our readers
e of a Spitafields manufacture, ,
e et Sptnfildsmanuhetrethat we have made such arrangements as
cised his ingenuity about it for that we have ade such as
so difficult was it to effect the will insure ;the reception in this place of
S: that of weaving the figures by the latest northern news in advance of the
different colors. Not only are mails.
s in Penn'ts waistcoat distinctly This circumstance puts us in possession of
t even the knot in a sailor's era- New York dats as above, London and Liv
v let any one whe-has ever seen -
eleverpool to the I3d of August, and Bristol to
operation, endeavor to brm an al
e manner in which figures are fithe 24th, the day of the departure of the
silk threads of diflberent colors, Great Western, which arrived at New York
is not puzzled in obtaining a dis- on the 10th, a'ter a passage of sixteen and
eption,he must be a man of more a half days, bring less than a month from
iary powers. But we live in an age Europe, and eight days from New York.
s, when men travel on land by the E R
and water, and light their hous- EDITOKIAIS.
pipes running for miles under We have been frequently amused by the
Who will be the first to make a infinite variety of opinions entertained and
the moon? We have all heard expressed on 'he duties and responsibilities
i in the moon, and we shall then of Editors. We verily believe, thatto give
nt mte.
rres ent's sgesti ons are ot perfect satisfaction to all. persons, it would
)rrespondent s suggestions are not
interest, as the want of mtanufac- be necessary to publish a paper for each,
Sbe greatly felt in this country if whollydevoted to the particular views and
e of silk should continue to ad- prejudices of each. What one is interested
th the same rapidity that it has with, another denounces as dry and prosing.
ng the past year. He is in error, Some want news, others miscellany; some
in the supposition that there are .
here are two which we recollect have a taste for the horrible, others are
here are two which we rectileet
, and it is very probable there are shocked and disgusted at the slightest indi-
very extensive establishment cation of it in the columns of a newspaper.
on in Nbrthanipton, Mass., and This variety of taste may account in some
n Beaver, Pa.]1-Ed. Post. measure for the motley standard *which is

no difficulty in tracing the connection be-
tween the cause and effect, and arriving ul'-
timately at the same conclusions, which ap-
pears to us legitimate and irresistible, we
will leave the matter to that tribunal, before
which we are willing to entrust ourself
and our views-unprejhdiced public opinion.
When we commenced this article, we in-
tended to be more brief and comprehensive;
but as our prescribed limits have been ex-
hausted by establishing the simple position,
upon practical principles, that the Govern-
ment and its officers have beery censured in
most intsances too prematurely, and in all
cases too harshly, and as the subject pre-
sents afield for still more profitable discus-
sion, our readers may expect to hear from
us again.

The most important feature of interest
to this country is, the probable result of the
harvest, which is stated to be generally prom-
The money market still appears gloomy.
Individuals from this country, who were
sent to Europe for the purpose of negociat-
ing loans to be invested in our schemes of In-
ternal Improvement, have returned by the
Great Western without a farthing. It is
said that many more will shortly return with
the same success. "Indeed," says a London
paper, "so great has been the desire to ob-
tain money from England, that during the
past summer, there have been individuals
here from the United States with bonds in
their pockets to the amount of one hundred
millions." The only good result attending
such missions, is the amount of money scat-
tered by the way ; "but," says the same pa-
per, "from the present state of the money
market, we are persuaded no new loan will
be made." The repeal of the Usury law, it
is said, will tend to keep money in England.
By this act, money is made a species of mer-
The Queen was to prorogue Parliament in
person on the 27thi ult.
The Penny Postage Att has received the
royal signature, and become a law. One of
its provisAns is, that every letter of a given
weight is only to be charged one penny,
with a proportionate increase for- increased

Decision of chancter and of purpose
should also distinguish the course of an ed-
itor. No paltry consideration of promised
favor, no fawning courtesy, no debasing syc-
ophancy, should turn him from an upright,
straight-forward coirs, or prostrate the
dignity of his calling There are indeed
many courtesies, tle neglect of whic-h
would be equally erminal in an Editor in
common with all numbers of society ; but
\his dealings with hi, fellow-man should be
marked with the steictest integrity, and uni--
formity of principle and purpose.
Again, an editorshould be a man of refin-
ed taste. He shadld suffer nothing to appear
in his paper, but vhat he would be willing
to read aloud it any society. When the
man of family subscribes for a paper, he ex-
pects his wife mind daughters will read it;
and not unfrequently gentlemen take papers
for yea''s, that they scarcely ever read them-
selves, merely for the gratification of their
families. And with reference to this fact,
those whose province and privilege it is, to
furnish intellectual food for the chaste arnd
delicate mind, should exercise the most cau-
tious discrimination in the improvement of
that privilege.
Lastly, an editor should possess good
judgment, and a clear, discriminating mind.
His object should be, to produce general sat-
isfaction; and to do this we know of no
better criterion than hlie himself possesses.
If he pleases himself, he is most sure to
satisfy others, or at least some few. If, how-
ever, in his ardent wish to please others, he
should wholly lose sight of his own judg-
ment, and write or select that which neither
his conscience nor his taste approves,
providing g he possess those attributes which
we have prescribed, he will very frequency
have the mortification of witnessing an effect
the very reverse of what he intended.

In redemption of the promise which we
made to our readers in our first number, we
ago-ain take up this hacknied subject. And
in doing so. we are fully persuaded, that
however little effect what we are about to
say may have, we will have the satisfaction
of having expressed an opinion on what
has been the theme of newspaper editors in
Florida for the last four year. Some have

adopted by the newspaper :press. They
wish o afford entertainment for all, and in
doing io they are necessarily obliged to
draw thegreatest possible variety from the


TREE.-There is a butternut tree
remises of Mr. Clement Chase, of"
whose branches spread over 61
ending something over thirty feet
direction from tlhe trunk. Ityields
is of nuts a year, and when laden
t it is so heavy that it is always
to prevent the trunk from being
s superinctmbent weight.
[Claremont (N. H.) Eagle.

resources within their control This rule
has been, and Will be, the only one which
governs us. And kind reader, we know
not of what are, or what your
views may be on the business and qualifica.

blamed, some have praised those who have The completion of the Thames Tunnel, it
had the management of affairs. And in s said, is reduced to a certainty. It is al-
conveying their reprehension or apprecia- ready completed to within five feet on the
tion of' the conduct and management of the Middlesex ide.
government, all the hyperboles and extrav- The British Queen made -her outward
agances of the English language have been passage in 13 days and 14 hours; the Great
made subservient to their purpose. When Western in 12 days and 11 hours. The
they denounce, it is in the very harshest British Queen was undergoing some repairs
terms; when they commend, the same over- when the Western sailed, and was expected
wrought, far-fetched principle of extremes to sail on or about the 2d or 3d of Septernm-
is resorted to as the most efficient means of ber. She has probably arrived in New York
accomplishing their object, before this.
ut we a dit t n The Biiti h Government her so encourag-
But we arc disposed neither to blame nor
e o, w u ed by the success of their steamers, that
praise. N01 can we, with a just sense of
they are building ships to run between Loa-
candor, subscribe to the us. of any hyper-
S. don and Halifax, N. S. ; aud intend shortly
bolical language in connection with the war. ,
to establish a communicatiou through the
It is a subject which, take it as you will, re- to e ed u i t al th W etId. t ro g th
s te mt c i i, a same medium with all the West India Islands.
quires the most candid investigation, and Te h a c
deli t T s f, i. T, 1 hey have also contracted to convey a mail
deliberate review. Thus far, it has produc- .
I once afortnight between Halifax, N. S. and
ed no result, with one or-twohexceptiors Boston, atan expense of L0,000 per annum.
perhaps, which partakes either of a bril- These)arrangements have been made for
liant or extraordinary nature. Th:it many Tee
iant rr seven years. For the West India project,
have been engaged in it, who have done they require 14 vessels, which are to be
t d a sol.ers. io they require 14 vessels, which are to be
their duty as soldiers, as citizens, as paltriots, .

:RADE.-In a few years, ifthe silk tions of an editor; but we have long since
es not cool i this country we made upo-urmind on the subject, and will
ort no silk from the East Indies, i
ably none from Europe. Whtat- tell you wha we think about it. And in
be the policy of free trade and doing this, wa shall speak with reference to
l interests, it is evident that what the Indepentrent Press alone. With the
Ivs can produce, we ought not to tactics of paitizans, we have not yet become
What can we substitute for tea, acquainted. But as a public journal which
thousands if not millions of our ,. c 1 -\i c
thousands if not lions ofor is entirely free from the shackles of party,
as leave (his country, never to re- '
payment for that very useful plant. we are prepa-ed to lay our views before the
judge of the extent of our trade public.
Celestial Empire fi-om the follow- Well, then, in the first place, an Editor
of imports for the year ending should be a mian of principle. His integri-
e, 1839.-[N. Y. Eve. Star. ty should be animpeached und unimpeacha-
sts, 183,100 ble. His moral character should be un-
awls, 19,841 .
hiefs, pieces, 38,212 blemished, his habits exemplary. Consist-
s, 2,536 ency should be the mark at which he aims.
, 2,692 He should be fearless and unflinching in the
es, 375 performance of his duty ; and as far as prac-
600 ticable and proper, be ready to declare his
1 200 views on all subjects when called on either
masik 50
74 by circumstances or persons. This is a mers
04215 outline, however, of the standard of charac-
strings, 580 terwe would prescribe for the conductor of
.22 a public journal.
peculs, 31 A man who teaches must practiced what
VORm.-The Northampton Cour- he teaches. He must be himself a living
ie cold days last week was a hard mirror, upon which the beauty of those
r Silk Worms. In one night, a principles which it is his province and duty
two since, one fbeder lost 18 or ,o inculcate, may be reflected. Else his
nd had it not been for precautions t eing wla bregte his on
warm the buildings, hundiedsof teaching will go for nought; and his con-
s would have died. Aside from duct will become a target for every one's
worms have to contend with a ridicule and satire, more particularly when
enemies. Black ants and rats eat placed in contrast with that which he pre-
h great voracity, as they furnish a scribes for others. And this we say, not in
st when -filled with silky, glutin- reference to the original matter which usual-
Or. ly emanates from the pens of newspaper ed-
theOF Mulberry growers at Flush- itors, orin reference to what we intend to
the Mulberry growers at Flush- wie saud o h odc fohr
caught napping yesterday, and wte, as aguide for the conduct of others ;
Purchases were made simulta- but as editorial writing constitutes but a
t moderate rates, by persons from small part of the duties and responsibilities
e, who arrived there the previous of editors, we have reference to another
es have consequently advanced.
-es have, consequently part, more arduous and more important-that
Stlhese trees are wanted for the ...
ere the silk business is develop-* t Edtors are n a meas-
witb great success. I *:.ure identified with the entire contents of
S[N. Y. Eve. Star, 6th inst.' their papers. What appears in their paper,
RRY SALES. The Painesville (0.) is looked upon by far the large]; portion of
h, Aug. 29tb, says: the community as being their sentiments.
derstand a lot of MorusMiiticau- Well now, it requires no very great stretch
ar'ranted to be two feet high in ^ -ho k;
arranged to be two feet high in of the imagination to discover, that in this
r, were sold at this village a-few -..
, at 50 cents a piece, particular, there exists a great discrepancy
.--The wheat harvest at Mil- between the practice and profession of this
.s been gathered, and is said to be class of citizens, or as they may be more
Price fifty cents per bushel. appropriately termed, public servants. "

bUiltL In put in operation immediately. Ar-
rangements have already been completed to
run them ten years. -
The proceedings of the Chartists have
been somewhat quelled by the arrest, con-
viction, and banishment of their principal
leaders. Their movements are confined to a
novel and very singular method of annoy-
ance. They assemble at some public place,
and proceed in a body to the parish church.
They then send to the Minister a text, and
if he preaches from it, they appear to be sat-
isfied with his efforts, providing it is as they
wish it, but frequently the minister preaches
in a denunciatory manner, which exasper-
ates them, and trouble ensues.
Mrs. Robinson, the wife of Morris Robin-
son, Esq late Cashier of the United Statess
Bank, died in Dondon after a very short ill-
The agency of Mr. Jaudon has ceased-in
London, and the Bank of the United States
will hereafter draw on Baring, B:others &
The affairs of the East are still unsettled,
though all offensive .operations had ceased
The treaty between France and Mexico
has been ratified.
Spain is still in a deplorable co*ion,
with poor prospects ahead. Gerils. Esparie-
ro and Maroto have agreed upon terms
something of this sort: Don Carlos to be

is no doubt true; and that there are those.
who have been, who are now, engaged in
the far-famed Florida war, who have not
done their duty either as soldiers or citizens,
is equally true. Nor can this be wondered
at. If the contrary was the case, it would
indeed be an object not only of a wonderful,
but an extraordinary character. Itwould be
what the world has never produced. Never,
since the early ages of time, has there been
an instance, where all engaged in any pub-
lic matter of magnitude, were uniform ei-
therintheir motivesor principles of action.
Motives for action are as various as they are
mysterious. And they are indeed mysteri-
ous, as it is not in the power of man to dis-
cover them in the breast of his fellow man ;
we see the effect, but we know not the
cause. And with all honesty of purpose,
and purity of design, the most disastrous
results, and painful consequences may be
brought about, to the not unfrequent as-
tonishment and mortification of the indi-
viduals engaged in them. This, in many
instances no doubt, has been the case in
those circumstances connected with the
war, which has seemed to reflect discredit
upon the officers. But we forbear entering
into a detail of the events and circumstanc-
es which have marked the progress of the
war, though it may be necessary for the
purpose of illustrating the position we have
assumed; but, as we believe the good sense

Al, I. A -

T HE County Court of Duval County will
be holden agreeable to law on the first
Monday of October next; The Magistrates
of the County are required to attend or suffer
the penalty of the law for neglect, which will
be rigidly enforced.
All cases standing on the Docket will be
at the disposal of counsel, either to be tried,
or continued, or be dismissed according to
law. All Executors, Administrators and
Guardians, are hereby notified tocome for-
ward and present their accounts for settle-
m'ent. All Guardians who have not already
filed an inventory of the property received by
them, belonging to their wards, are, by this
notice, required to do so at this term of the
Court; in default of a compliance with this,
notice, such orders will be taken in the prem-
ises as tolaw and justice shall appertain. -
Given under my hand at Jacksonville, this
14th day of September, A. D. 1839.
Judge County Court, Duval County.


APT. MOSES CURRY is my authoriz-
ed Attorney during my absence from the
Territory. Those persons having business
withme, will please refer to him.
.Se.'7 1-tf





violent and powerful in IBoston, that even
the slates and tiles from the tops of houses'"
were t6rn off, and several unfinished build-
ings were prostrated. Much damage was
also done to the shipping.
There was to be a centennial celebration
of the settlement of Cape Cod, at Barnsta-
ble on the 3d inst.
There hasbeen a public meeting at Blount
Springs, Ala., to take irito consideration the
Cotton Circular recently addressed to south-
ern Planters, which resulted in a full con-
currence on the part oi the meeting with
the views of the Circular,
A young man by the name of Charles
Marvin has been recently arrested in Prov-
idence, R. I. on a charge of forgery. Three
forged.bills of exchange found on his
person. He was ordered to\find bail in the
sum of $2,000, and in default was commit-

the Carlists to remain as they are, retaining
their titles,&c. The feelings of the people
however, appear to be with Don Carlos.
The French Government are about to in-
crease their naval force by steam ships.
Hon. Daniel Webster wa's in Scotland in
August, and was to be present. at the Duke
of Eglinton's tournament. He has been
treated with marked attention wherever he
has been, and in Holland, they have repub-
lish some of his speeches made in the U. S.
The intelligence 'from China cofifirms the
report of the forcible detention of the super-
intendent and. foreign merchants. The su-
perintendent issued an order to the mer-
chants, requiring them to give up all the
opium in their possession, declaring his gov-
ernment responsible for the value of it,
which was estimated at two millions sterling.


We publish below, as per request, the
proceedings of a meeting held at St. Au-
gustine on the 29th ult. By doing so, we do
not wish to be identified in principle with
the meeting, having no" part nor lot" in the
matter. In the outset, we declared ourself
neutral; aud we now distinctly aver, that
we are an advocate for East Florida on-oth-
er principles than those of a political bear-
ing, which we hold ourself pledged to
show by our future course. Those, there-
fore, who expect to hear from us an expres-
sion of opinion on the subject of division,
we regret to say, will be disappointed. We
hold it to be perfectly consistent with neu-
trality, however, that both sides should
have a hearing. Our columns are therefore
open to the discussion of the relative merits
of this or any other question involving
difference of opinion. We hope that those
friends who have kindly used their influ-
ence in our behalf, in anticipation of our
advocating division, will appreciate our
course, and avail themselves of the use
of our columns for the discussion of the
At a full meeting of the inhabitants of
the city of St. Augustine, East Florida,
held pursuant to public notice, at the Court
House, on Tuesday the 29th day of August,
1839, Gen..Joseph MAl. Hernandez was ap-
pointed President, and Major J. J. Beard,
Jr. and S. H. Williamns, Secretaries of the
The object of the meeting was explained,
and the meeting addressed by Major Put-
nam, and several other gentlemen. On
motion it was
Resolved, That the following gentlemen,
viz:-Gabriel W. Perpall,,Esq. Gen. Peter
Sken Smith, Col. John M. Hanson, Ber-
nardo Segui, Esq. and Col. Gad- Hurm-
phreys, be a Coimmittee to draft Resolu-
tions, expressive of the sense afthei meet-
The Committee having retired, reported
the following resolutions, which were a-
dopted by acclamation, and without a dis-
senting, voice-
Resolved, That as Floridians-as Amer-
ican citizens-we are gratified by the pres-
ence at this time, of the same men and the
same spirit that were present at the meet-
inig of the 5th (lay of February, 1838, to
protest against the calling a Convention to
form a State Constitution-and against the
imposition of?-tate taxes-and to organize
in favor of "division."
Resolved, That we have not, atany time,
" yielded" our preferences, or compromis-
ed our principles-we are-as we were, at
that first meeting--"one and all, opposed
to being erected into a State with the Mid-
die and West-making the Suwatnee the
dividing line."
Resolved, That we have organized for
"Division" and nothing bur "Division,"
and for the purpose of co-operating with
our fellow-citizens of the East, fobr the di-
vision of this vast Territory-comprising,
as it does, the country and capabilities suf-
ficient for two States; the West being
nearly equal in size to Massachusetts and
Maryland combined, and nearly as large as
South Carolina:-and the 'territory lying
East ofthe Suwannee, possessing an area
approaching in extent Pennsylvan-ia or
New York, and equal in extent to Tennes-
see or Micnigan.
Resolved, That a glance at our Geo-
graphical position, shows that the natural
outlet of the Middle udd VWest, is to the
Gulf of Mexico-while the East has its
natural outlet to the Atlantic coast-thus,
.rom the beginning, nature designed the
sepluation-That subsequently, the con-
flicting and diversified interests of theFlo-
ridians demanded and obtained-and in
seeking division, we only seek to establish
the right of separation that had its founda-
tion in the justice and policy of the Sipan-
ish and English Governmets, under which
the Floridas were formed into two sepa-
rate Provfices, each having ils own Gov-
ernor; and they were so ceded by Spain
to the United States.

Resolved, That the Constitution and
Laws ot the United States having estab-
lished the Federal ratio of State iepresent-
ation at forty-seven thousand seven hun-
dred-and as in the census that preceded
the late Territorial Convention, the aggre-
gate population of the Floridas fell ten
thousand short of the federal number, we
consider a Constitution," emanating from
the representatives of a minority, a dead
letter, whether approved or rejected by
the Territory at large.
Resolved, That adhering to the princi-,
ple of division, we do maintain the birth
right" of the East to a separate and inde-
pendent Territory East of the Suwannee ;
while with mingled feeling cf kindness and
respect we would say to the Middle and
West, "is not the whole land before As %*
Let'there be no strife between us, for vye*
be brethren."
Resolved, That again, as before, we en-
ter our public and solemn protest against
the premature, impracticable, and ruinous
scheme of precipitating the whole of this
great Territory into a single State :-when
the People of the East have, with such
commendable unanimity, rejected both the
State and the Constitiuiot, at the ballot-

Resolved, That the inability, as also the
indisposition of the East, to participate in
the mere pageant of a State Government,
upheld by direct taxes, is apparent to all-,
and we should be still more reluctant to
exchange our Territorial independence for
State honors, purchased by the degrading
and humiliating condition, that the Middle
and West pay the taxes ofthe East!
Resolved, That we shall support for of-
fice, men who are opposed to forming the
Floridas into a single State, and opposed to
the system of taxes inseparable to the a-
doption of a State Government-and who
are the uncompromising advocates of diO
Resolved, That we respectfully solicit
the inhabitants of the Towns and Counties
of the East to hold similar meetings-and
wemost respectfully ask, for these pro-
ceedings, the attention of the Hon.Charles
Downing, our delegate in Congress, with
the assurance of our undiminished en6.-
dence in his ability and faithflnilness to ef-
fect the division so desired by his
constituents in the East, and vitally impor-
tant to the welfare of the East.
Resolved, That in petitioning for the
division of the Floridas, we appeal with
confidence to the wisdom, justice, mnd pa-
triotism of the distinguished Statesmen
who represent our Common Couttry, in
the Councils of the Nation, at .Wshing-
ton. They can appreciate the importance
of the two States of Florida, to the South-
ern portion of the confederacy, and to the
Resolved, That these proceedings be
signed by the President and Secrtaries,
and published in the papers of thib City ;
the "Tallahassee Star ;" the "East Flori-
da Advocate ;" the Charleston and $avan-
nah papers; the "Globe," and the "Na-
tional Intelligencer," Washington.
J. J. BEARD, Jr. ce s
S. H. WILLIAMS, Secretaries'

HAS permanently located himself in
Jacksonville for practising in the va-
rious departments of his profession.
Office a few rods north bfthe Court-House.
[- After 9 o'clock at night, he may be
found at Miss ALLisoN's.
. For past encouragement, I r B. tenders to
citizens and others, his grateful acknowledg-
ments. Sept. 7--1-tf

A gentleman at Black Creek has receiv- A violent thunder-gust passed over Syra-
ed a letter from a friend in Middle Florida, case, N. Y. on the 27th ult, doing much
stating that some where in the Interi.r, a damage, by prostrating buildings, &c,
part y of troops were attacked, two baggage Accounts from the West speak enCourag-
waggons taken, two killed, four wounded- ingly of th grain crops. The Wheeling
one mortally-and two escaped. Times of a late date says, that Corn was
one mortal ly--:an d tw'o escaped. "
selling at 50,cents, wheat 60 cents, and oats
A NUT FOR THE CURIOUS. We have sees 25 cents per bushel. Flour is down to $4
many odd directions, many literary curiosi- and will be cheaper.
ties; but we think the genius of the un- The Baltimore Post of the 5th inft. pub-
known" who inscribed the following, sur- lishes the President's Message to Congress
passes all that has hitherto come to our at its Extra Session, in 1837, entire.
knowledge. Hlow such talent for descrip- The fever at Mobile is said to be on the
tion would figure in history; if this notice decline.
should meet his eye, we advise him to quit The Establishment of the National Regis-
his present business, whatever it mray be, ter, known as "Niles' Register," is to be
and commence travelling, preparatory to placed in the market shortly. -
writing a geographical history of the coun- The Sunday Morning-News, a weekly pa-
try, as such extraordinary powers should per printed in New York, has been seized in
not be wasted in the ordinary purs its of the hands of the distributing Agent, by the
life. By the by, can he inftmni us how ma- I.dic'e, on the ground that its distribution
ny villages, townships, and districts 'there was a breach of good order.
are in the sity of Philada?" The-ship Mlilledgeville, of Savannah, has
Aaron Preast Scufel village in the sity been cast away 23 miles north of Cape Hlat-
of Philada in the township of Pen in the teras, and is a total wreck. No lives lost.
District of springgarden at the corner of 12 A soledid appearance of the Aurora Bo-
and Washington stspen appearance of the Aurora B-
and Washington st" realism has been witnessed at Athens, Ga. as
E-:We :;)I) the attention of our readers, well as in other partsfof the country.
particularly our fair ones- to the piece of po- A verdict has been obtained in the U. S.
etry on our fourth page, headed ",Love's Circuit Court, sitting in Maryland, in favor
Weathercock." It needs no encomiutnm of Francis W. Salstonstall, and against Wm.
from us to recommend it; It has the very B. Stokes ,o $7,000 being an action for
spirit and soul of poetry *stamped in'every damages dail laintiff's wife by the upse1-
line. It is the selection of a friend, by ting of a stage belonging to the defendant.
whom it was furnished for the Advocat,,. Corn on the prairies at Michigan is said to
That friend will please receive'eur thanks, be in several instances twelve feet high.
and permit us to express a hope that we minay The Journal of Commerce says, that

WILL be received until the 25th Sept.
tember, for building the walls of, and
enclosing the Capitol at Tallahassee, Flori-
da. The masonry and carpentry to be em-
braced in separate proposals, each of which,
must include the furnishing of the materials
and execution of the work. The edifice is to
be of brick, which it is designed to cover with
The proposals for the masonry, to include
the walls of the building, 150 ft. 5 in. long,
52 ft. 5 in. wide, with doric porticos, each
64 ft. long, 12 ft. deep, and having six col-
umns. The foundation wall to be 2 ft. hirh,
the basement 10 ft clear, the 2d story 15ft.
and the 3d story 22 ft. The length of parti-
tion walls in the basement and 2d stories,
K358 ft., in the 3d story 150 ft.
The thickness of the exterior wall, at the
bottom of the foundation (which is to be
gradually diminished) to be of the lengorth of
7 bricks, in the basement 3 1-2 bricks, in th-e
2d story 1-2 bricks, and in the 3d story 2
The thickness of the partition walls at the
bottom of the foundation to be of the length
of 5 bricks, in rthe basement -t briolk, and in
the 2d and 3d stories 1 1-2 bricks.
The foundation of the pedestals tobe 1-2
ft. square, to be diminished to 4 ft. the size
of the pedestalin the basement.
The columns to be fluted and the lower di-
ameter of the shaft 4 ft., thb upper 3 ft. 3in.;
the capitol to be of brick.
The entablature to extend entirely around
the building, and the architrave and frieze
to be formed by the masonry.
The sills of the windows and of the exte-
rior doors to be of granite.
All the foundation and bohl faces of the
wall above it to be of the best hard burnt
brick, the residue, of good salmon.
The proposals for the carpentry will em-
brace the frames and sashes of the windows
to be made with suitable mouldings. For
the basement story 26 windows of 16 lights
of 12 by 18 inch glass, for the second and
third stories, 54 windows of 24 lights of 12
by 20 inch glass. The sash to be double
hung with weights and pullies.
The flooringin the second end third sto-
ries to be of 1 1-4 narrow heart pine boards,
secret nailed, to rest on heart pine sleepers
3 by 12 inches, (except of two halls each 34
by 49 feet.) and 16 inches from centre to
centre. In the two halls the joists must be
3 by 14 inches, and supported by three rows
of bridging. The floor of the Portico to be
constructed as the floors of the interior.
The roof of the Portico and Building, to be
of principal framing, strongly trussed, and
covered with slate-the height of the roof in
the body of the building to be 1-4 the span.
The valleys and gutters behind the chim-
neys to be lined with copper or lead, suffi-
ciently wide to prevent leakage, the eaves
of the gutters to, be formed in the cornice 7
inches wide and the conductors to be 4 in
chesin diameter, both of copper.
The entire entablature of the portico and
its pediments and the projecting cormnice of
the body of the building (which must be
continued up the gables to form pediments)
to be of wood.
All the materials must be of the best qual-
ity, and the work executed in the maloat ap-
proved and workmanlike manner.
The contract for the carpentry will require
that the frames and timbers be supplied in,
time to prevent any delay in the masonry.
The plans and more detailed speoifica-
tions will be exhibited upon application to
C. G. ENGLISH, Commissioner.
Sept. 7 l--4t
0'The Apalachicola Gazette, the Pensa-
cola Gazette, Mobile Advertiser, Milledge-
ville Recorder, East Florida Advocate, (lata
Jacksonville Courier), St. Augustine News,
will give the foregoing 4 insertions, and for-
ward their accounts to the offree of the Flo-

employed in the Jacksonville Courilr office
in the spring of last year, and left for the
U. S. service. If any person can give any
information respecting his present situation
he will please communicate it to this office%,
or to Mrs. George Anderson, St. AuuIstine,
as his mother wishes to hearfrom hin.


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be often indebted to thLe same.source for like

There have been serious disturbances
arnomo- the laborers on the Chespeake and
Ohio Canal. The military had shot about
ten, and arrested about twenty more.- About
$700 worth of arms, purchased by the rioters,
were discovered in time to prevent any se-
rious consequences from their use.
The Alexandria Gazette mentions the re-
turni of a slave to his master, who had been
conveyed to thle North some time since. He
said he had had cii n-gh of the North. This is
the second instance of the kind within a
few years, in the same neighborhood.
SDr. W. T. Dyott has been sentenced to
three year's solitary confinement and hard-
labor in the Francisville Penitentiary, for
fraud in the Phihladelphia Saving's Institu
tion. 'He is about 70 years of age.
Four counterfeiters, one of them a woman,
have been taken at Buffalo, N. Y.
The outstanding Treasury notes up to the
2d inst., as. represented by the -Secretary of
the Treasury, amount to $4,519,937 86.
Hon. James Clark, Governor of Kentucky,
died at his residence at Frankfort, oh the
27th ult. .
The publication of the Augusta Mirror
.we regret to announce, has been suspended
for a few weeks, in consequence of the indis-
position of the workmen, also the Constitu-
tionalist'and Chronicle and Sentinel are
published but once a week for the present.
Accounts from the Exploring squadron
report the vessels as having forced their way
to a point farther south than has ever before
been reached.
There appears to be trouble brewing be-
tween Missouri and Iowa. The governor of
the latter has issued a proclamation forbid-
ding the Missouri officers from taxing the
people of the disputed territory, and charg-
ing the Iowva officers to repel every infrac-
tion of their rights by legal remedies only.
The chartered banks of Mississippi em-
brace a capital of $75,250,000.
nThe public works ofuIndiana have been
suspende.d for want of funds.
A severe gale of wind from the N. E. has
done much damage at the north. It was s-

twenty-three vessels under the American
flag have sailed for Havana, to engage in
the slave trade. This should be seen to.
Thlie Cleveland (Ohio) Herald says, that a
beautiful coinet may be seen at this time in
tie west just after sunset.
Eighty miles of the Rail road -oreom Sa-
vannah to Macon are coripleted.
Counterfeit certificates of deposit of the
Bank of N. Orleans are in circulation.-
Look out!
The New York Herald of the 7th inst,.
says, that "sixty United States Dragoons
passed through Philadelphia on the 5th,
from the Camnp at Trenton, on their way to
The slaves captured on board of the Ar-
mistadt are committed to Jail at New Ha-
ven to await their trial, which takes place
this month. A
The "raal sea" sarpint" has been again
seen off Nahant by Lieut. John Bubier, of
the U. S. Navy. It was from 120 to 135 feet
The diamondd necklace," which attracted
so much admiration at Saratoga the past
season, was wprn by a daughter of Mr.
Swaim, the celebrated discoverer and pro-
prietor of "Swaim's Panacea." It was pre-
sented to him by one of the European mon-
archs, in return for his skill in effecting a
cure in ,a distressing case of scrofula, by
which a prominent member of the royal
family was afflicted.
The wool raised in Vermont the present
year is estimated at a million and a half of
The thermometer in Quebec, August 30,
was down to 40 degrees.
The Chevalier D'Argaiz, Minister Pleni-
potentiary from the Court of Spain to the
United States, arrived in Washington on'
the 5th inst.
The Fever iin Augusta, at our latest dates,
-had assumed a milder aspect.
At St. Louis, Missouri, the Yellow Fever
has raged with great severity.
At New Orleans, its ravages have been
about equal to former years.
The health of Savannah is as usual, very
That of Brunswick, Ga.,is also said to be

PORT OF JACKSONVILLE................SEPT. 21.

Sept. 18.-Steainboat Forester, Wamber-
sie, Savannah.
Steamboat Ivanhoe, Bailey, Savannah.
19.-Steamboat Cincinnati, Smith Savan-
Sept. 17.-Steamboat Santee, Bessent, Sa-
19.-Steamboat Forester, Wambersie, Sa-
Steamboat Ivanhoe, Bailey, Savannah.
Schr. Motion, Halwerson, Charleston.

IN Consequence of Capt. J. G. SMITH'S
declining being a candidate to represent
the County of Duval, in the next Legisla-
tive Coun-cil of Florida, to which he ,was
nominated by a meeting of the citizens at
this place, on the 10th of August last, I have,
by the earnest solicitation of my friends,
consented to be run as a candidate tt the en-
suing election. L. S. BENNETT.
Garey's Ferry, E. F. Sept. 17th, 1839.

T HE friends of OLIVER WOOD,
Esq., announce him as a Candidate lo
represent the citizens of Duval County in
the next Legislature.
Sept. 21.

HE friends of CALVIN READ,
Esq., of Mandarin, announce him as a
Candidate to represent Duval County in the
next Legislature.

HE friends of SAMUEL L. BUR-
RITT, Esq., announce him as a Can-
didate to represent the |tizens of Duval
County in the next Legislature.
Sept. 14.

HE friends of JOSEPH B. LAN-
CASTER, Esq., announce him as a
Candidate to represent the citizens of Duval
. county in the next Legislature.
Sept. 14.

SIX Months after date, I will apply te the
Hon., the Judge of the County Court of
Duval County, for Letters Dismissory on
the Estate' of REUBEN CLEMENTS, late of
said County, deceased. All personsinterest-
ed are hereby notified of the samrne.
Sept. 21, 1839. 3 G


C II I-~3 -II I I--I~C~-~II~~~--~C ~D-~-----L-- II~I -'1 .~II.


AcQuIrEMErNTS. Whilst we glory in the
March of intellect" which chiaracterises
the present period of the world,and proud-
ly exult in the downfall of barbarism, igno-
rance and superstition-in the elevation of
the peasant and the laborer to the -rankof
rational beings, and the progression of the
higher order of society towards perfection
in mental acquirements-wve cannot avoid
being astonished that so little effort is made
to preserve health-that state of our cor-
poreal frame that alone fits us to enjoy the
independence of wealth, the blessings of
freedom, the splendor of station, the grati-
:fication of command, and the power of
knowledge. We observe men struggling
to obtain these possessions, suffering wil-
Slingly fatigue and toil, anxiety and care,
privations and hardships, and without re-
pining, submitting to press a restless pil-
low, in -the hope of an imaginary enjoy-
ment fibm the acquirement; but neverthe-
less, forgetting the very means by which
the object of his desire is to be attained,
undermine his constitution and render him
unable to enjoy the possession were it ac-
tually within his grasp. It is true that the
light which has beamed upon us has shed
its rays also upon the art of healing, in
common with every other branch of
knowlidge-that disease is more easily de-
tected, better understood, and more effec-
tually aired, than it ever was-but it is not
less truth, that diseases are as numerous
and of s frequent occurrence as they ever
were; md that the means of preventing
their approach are equally despised by the
patient md neglected by the physician.
[N. Y. Sun.

Let your hair hang in superfluous ringlets
over your neck and shoulders; never suf-
fer a razor to touch your face; squeeze
yourself into a coat of mulberry cloth ; put
on a vest; striped with green, yellow and
red ; pants, checked with blue, cri-mnson
and purple; shove your feet into a pair of
boots with the heels at least three inches
higljh ; dandle a little cane, tipped with
brass,; a huge brass rming on your little fin-
ger, and you will bet the lion of the day,
and win the ladies? hearts.
[Richmond Compiler.

A PLAIN TRUTH. There is a plain but
solemn truth in the quotation which we
hear make: Where one individual walks
voluntarily into crime, a thousand" are
deceived into it by unsuspected villains, or
,forced into it by the pressure of irresistible,
misfortune. Let us be charitable, then
towards even those who areapparently the
greatest criminals, for we know not but
that after all, they are the wronged, it is bet-
ter to err with charity, than to run the
least risk with its reverse.

Contaimng Quarterly Fasidon Plates, Il-
lustrated Jrticles, c. The cheapest Pe-
riodical in the World.
IN commencing anew' volume, the pub-
lisher would take occasion to observe,
that not only will the same exertions be con-
tinued, which have secured to his subscrip-
tion list an unexampled increase, but h1s
claims upon the public favor will be enhanc-
ed by -every means which unceasing en-
deavors, enlarged facilities, and liberal ex-
penditure can cmnmand.
The subjoined is a brief plan ofthe work:-
1st. ORIGINAL PAPERS will be so varied
as to formsa combination of the useful with
the entertaining and agreeable. 'These will
embrace the departmentsofUseful Science,
Essays, Tales, and Poetry which may deserve
the name.
It is the publisher's design to make thle
Visiter agreeable to the old and the young-
to the sedate.and the gay-to mingle the
valuablewith the amusing-and to pursue
the tenor of its way with the entertainment
of good feelings toward alt parties.
T-RMS.-The Visiter is published every
other Saturday, on fine white paper, each
number wili contain 24 large super-royal
octavo pages, enveloped in a fine printed
cover, forming at the end of the year avol-
ume of nearly 600 pages, at the very low
price of $125 cents per annum in advance,
or 6 1-4 cents per number, payable on de-
Post masters, and others who will procure
four subscribers, and enclose Five Dlolar6
to the proprietor, shall receive immediate
Editors, by copying this prospects shall
receive the Visiter for one year.

.4 semi-monthly journal, devoted to polite
Literature, Music, and Usefid Intelli-
gence, Sfc. published in the City of du-
gusta, Georgia, by W.T. TiwOPso0N.
T HE success which has attended ,the
above publication, and the very liberal
patronage which has been .,extended to the
first volume-. has induced the publisher to
make every effort in his power to render
the work still more worplhyt-he patronage of
a southern public. With this view, ar-
rangements have been made, by which he
has secured the assistance of a numerous
list of correspondents, with whose co-opera-
tion he hopes to be able to render the sec-
ond volume almost entirely original in its
contents, as well as southern in character.
While he would avoid making promises
which hlie might lack the ability to perform,
yet his confidence in his present resources,
enables him to assure those 7who have en-
couraged him by their patronage in the in-
fancy of his undertaking, that if they have
been satisfied with the past, they will not
fail to be pleased with the second volume of
the Mirror.
The second voiume, which wascommenc-
ed on the 11th May, is considerably iinprov.
ed in arrangement and typographical ap-
pearauce, printed on paper of an excellent
and uniform qinality, though no material
change has been made in the plan of the
The volume will be enveloped in neatly
printed covers, a'Ad will be embellished
quarterly, with splendid quarto lythographic
views of southern scenery, buildings, &c.
TERMS. -The Mirror is printed in royal
quarto form, on good paper and on fair type,
and is issued every other Saturday evening,
at $3 in advance, ore4 at the end of the
year. ,Each volume contains 26 numbers of
208 royal quarto page,including 26 favorite
pieces of Music, arranged for the pianoforte
or guitar, comprising mn all, more" reading
matter than is contained in 2,000 duodecimo
-alo Clubs. For a current Ten Dollar bill,
enclosed to the editor, post paid, four copies
of" the Mlirror will be sent.
A liberal per centage allowed to agents.
1000 ROOTED Morus Multicauilts
Trees-roots three years old,
trees one year's growth, averaging 600 eyte,.
with many of smaller growth, to be deliver- '
ed at Jacksonville, or at Brunswick, Ga.-.--
Apply at this Office. -,"

[Boston Morning Post.

If you desire to enjoy life avoid unpunc-
tual people. They impede business and
poison pleasure. Make it your own rule
not only to be punctual, but a little before-
hand. Such a habit secuAres a composure
which is essential to happiness. For want
of it many people live in a constant fever,
and put all about them into a fever tooi--
To prevent the tediousness ot waiting for
others,carry with you some means of occu-
pation, a Horace, or Rochefoucault for ex-
am ple books which can be read by snatch
es, and which afford ample materials for

Of earth, air. sea, for a delicate vane,
There's nought like a coUETv"S HEART "
[From the U. S. Democratic Review.]
'There is a name, which on my lips,
Though seldom breathes, forever dwells,
Like hidden music rocked to sleep
Within the ocean's painted shells.
There is a bright yet pensive eye,
Which ever on my pathway shines,
As day and night the gentle stars
Look -down and light the darkest mines.
A voice, whose tender accents sound,
As if it were the soul wiich spake
And of that Voice the lightest tone
Doth in myheart wild echoes wake.
And this is love, the only one
Of Eden's torn and trampled flowers
Whish, sheltered by some angel's wing,
Still lives to bless this earth of ours.
There's not a heart, however rude,
But hath some little flower
To brighten up its solitude,
And scent the evening hour.
There'snot a heart, however cast
SBy grief and sorrow down,
But hath some memory of the past
To loie and eatl its own..


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You I g tf n's 9Eeparttl rnt. I

THE following details of a Scheme of a
Lottery, to be drawn in DECEMBER
next, warrants us in declaring it to be UN-
P.R.d/LLELED in the history of Lotteries.
Prizes to the amount have never before been
offered to the public. It is true, there are
many blanks, but on the other hand, the ex-
tremely low charge of TWENTY DOL-
OF THE CAPITALSand the revival of the good
old custom of warranting that every prize
shall be drawn and gold, will, we are sure,
give universal satisfaction, and especially to,
the Six Hundred Prie .Holders.
To those disposed to adventure., we re-
commend early application being made to us
for tickets-when the prizes are all sold,
blanks only remiin-the first buyers have
the bestchance.
We, therefore, emphatically say-DELAY
NOT but at once re-mit and trans-mit to us
your orders, which shall always receive our
immediate attention.
Letters to be addressed, and applications
made to SYLVESTER & CO.
156 Broadway, Now York.
1[T Observe the Number, 156.
$700,000!!! $500,000!! $25,000!
6 prizes of $20,000!!!
2 prizes of $15,000!!
5 prizes of $10,000!
TERY, Of Property situated in New Orleans.
1EPThe richest and mostmagnificentscheme
ever presented to the public, in this
or any other country.
Authorized by an Act of the Legislative .ssem-
bly of Florida, and under the directions
of the Commissioners acting under the same.

The experience of other sections of the
country, have clearly shown the benefits de-
rived from the application of science to the
cultivation of the soil, and the entire practi-
cability of embodying the necessary informa-
tion in the pages of such a work.
The experience of the'South has convinc-
ed all, that unless such a work is adapted to
our climate, soil, and peculiar system of ag-
riculture, its usefulness will be extremely
To this end, the services of several scien-
tific and :practical Agriculturists of distinc-
tion |have been secured as correspondents,
whose communications will monthly enrich
the pages of the Journal, and render it well
worthy of universal patronage.
,Her central position in the most fertile
planting region of the South, her 1 cation on
the great thoroughfare between the North
and New Orleans, and her ready communi-
cation by mail with every section of the
country, have all conspired to induce the
Society to select Columbus as the most eli-
gible point for its publication.
The Journal and Register will be edited
by the undersigned, and published at the of-
fice of the Columbus Enquirer, at the low
rate of Two Dollars per annum, payable in-
variably in advance.
Communications directed postpaid, to
Cor. Sec. So. Silk & Agr. Society.

200 Prizes-each 1 share of $100 of
the New Orleans Bank,
150 Prizes-each 1 share of-$100 of


the Union Bank of Florida, 1&5.000
600 Prizes .$1,500,000
Eg It shall be at the option of the winners
of Prizes of Bank Stocks, either to take the
Stock itself; or the par value thereof in Cash.
The whole of the Tickets, wi.h their Num -
bers, as also those containing the Prizes, will'
be examined and sealed by the Commission-
ers appointed under the Act, previously to
their being put into the wheels. One wheel
will contain-the whole of the Numbers, the
other will contain the Six Hundred Phizes,
and the first600 Numbers drawn out, will be
entitled to such prize as may be drawn to its
number, and the fortunate holders of such
Prizes will have such property transferred to
them immediately after the drawing, unin-
cumbered,and without any deduction!
Editors of every Paper in the United
States, in the West Indies, in Canada, and
other of the British Provinces. are requested
to insert the above, as a standing advertise-
ment, until the 1st of December next, and to
send their accounts to us, together with a.
paper containing the advertisement.
156 Broadway, New York.
Sept. 7 1-tdl


(O a comic l rogue you know,
And full of all strange caprices,
And he's ever frolicking to and fro,
With his crown of roses and fearful bow,
'-Whose arrow never misses.
Said Love one eve, "As aloft yestreein
Qn my airy way I flew,
I marked, through the twilight's purple
A vane on the bower of the fairy queen,
And sooth, I'll have one too." ,
So he drew from his quiver a shaft of gold,
As the glance of the sunbeam bright,
And deep in a rosebud's opening fold,
Deeply he fixed its artful held,
And raised the staff upright.
"A vane a vane, for its breezy crest !"
Cried he of the rosy crown;
And away he sprang to a wild swan'snest, .
Where he stole from the sleeping cygnet's
A tuft of the lightest down.
And he spied a butterfly's painted plume
In a tulip's gorgeous bowl,
Shaming the rich flower's tinted bloom
Midst sparkling dew drops and sweet per-
fume, *.
And the tinsel thing he stole. ,,..*


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tention of bringing before the Public a
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say. They make no loud pretensions, as-
sume tro untenable grounds; but are prepar-
ed to perform tbo the strictest letter the prom-
ises which they make. They are fully
aware of the disadvantages with which
the Jacksonville Press has had to contend ;
and none can feel more sensibly their injuri-
ous effect. But while they deprecate sin-
cerely the reputation for instability which
the establishment has hitherto necessarily
sustained, they view it only as an additional
incentive to perseverance ; and they hereby
pledge themselves, that the ll Advocate,"
when commenced, shall be permanently
continued, and such improvements made
from time to time as shall be suggested by a
corresponding increase of patronage.
In Politics, the "Advocate" will be what
its title indicates, a strenuous and uncom-
promising friend to the interests, both local
and general, of EAST FLORIPA. It will be
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unite with us in disseminating general in-
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or should a high sense of duty impel us, to
"lash a rascal naked through the world," we
may do it pro bone public, but if any one
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country. We shall also~devote a portion of
our columns to such, selections of eight read.-
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we must please. We shall, however, exer-
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a critic's eye, such portions as our own
judgment may approve.
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and particularly that adapted to the soil and
climate of East Florida, will ever find in us
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imparted advantageously to the Florida agri-
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aid in this department.
East Florida is destined to be a, silk-grow-
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shall exert ourselves to obtain and impart al-
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to pursue its culture on a plan best, adapted
to private interest and public good.
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by its own citizens, we shall call the atten-
tion of our readers; inviting emigration
from the shivering, north, and pointing out
the hundred avenues, through either of
which, comfort and independence may be
found by the industrious and prudent, and
weree enterprise, sustained by a moderate
capital may find wealth "beyond the dreams
ot avarie.
With our cotemporaries, we wish to es-
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erally received ,-that "two of a trade can't
agree,"-that of mutual forbearance and
concession, showing that Editors and Pub-
lishers, so far from being "in each other's
way, may occasionally extend a helping
hand in the interchange of such civilities
and courtesies as circumstancesmay suggest
Editors and Publishers.

.* ) ** *
And then from the skirt of a feathery cloud
0,'er the moon's soft smile that lay,

To be drawri a(t

Jacksonville, Florida,
DECEMBER 1st, 1839.
156 Broadway, N. Y., Sole Agents.
100,000 Tickets, from No. 1 upwards, in sue-
The deeds of the Property and the Stock
transferred in trust to ,he Commissioners ap-
pointed by the said Act of the Legislature
of Florida, for the Security ot the Prize Hol-
The receipts of the sale of the Tickets will
be deposited in the Citizens, Consolidated,
Canal, Union, and Carrolton Banks, in New
Orleans, in the name of Louis Schmidt,
jointly with J. B. Perrault, Esq., actually
Cashier of the Citizens Bank, and A. Bau-
douin, Esq., actually Cashie'Consolidated
Bank, as Trustees, as per a Hpsed before
A Mazureau, Esq., Notary P uihc. on the 2d
May, 1839, and the Properties transferred,
unencumbered, to the just named gentlemen,
as Trustees for the security of the fortunate
Prize Holders.
In New York the monies will be deposit-
ed in the Phoenix Bank, to the credit of the
above mentioned five City Banks of New Or-
1 Prize-The Arcade-286 feet 5
inches, 4 lines, on Magazine-st.
101 feet, 11 inches, on Natchez-
street.; 126 feet, 6 inches, on
Gravier-street. Rented at about
$37,000 per annum. Valued at $700,000
1 Prize---ity Hotel-162 feet on
Commn-ostreet, 146 feet, 6 in-
ches on Camp-street. Rented at
$25,000. Valued at 500,000
1 Prize--Dwelling House-(adjoin-
ing the Arcade) No. 16, 24 ft, 7
inches front, on Natchez-street.
Rented at $1200.-Valued at 20,000;
I Prize-Ditto (adjoining the Ar-
cade) No. 18, 23 feet front on
Natchez-st.-Rented at $1200.
Valued at 20,000
1 Prize-Ditto (adjoining the Ar-
cade) No. 20, 23 feet front on
Natchez-st. Rented at $1200.
Valued at 20,00
1 Prize-Ditto-No. 23, north-east

corner of Basin and Custorm-
House-st.; 40 feet front on Ba-
sin, and 40 feeton Franklin-st.,
by 127 feet deep in Custom-
House-st.-Rented at $1500.-
Valued at 20,000
1 Prize-Ditto-No. 24, south-west
corner of Basin and Custom
House-sts.; 32 feet, 7 inches on
Basin, 32 feet) 7 inches on
Franklin, 127 feet, 10 1-2 inches
deep in front of Custom House
street.-Rented at $1500. Val.
ued at 20,000
1 Prize-Ditto-No. 334, 24 feet, 8
inches on Royal-street, by 127
feet, 11 inches deep. Rented at
$1400. Valued at 15,000
1 Prize-250 shares Canal Bank
Stock, $100 each, 25,000
1 Prize-200 do. Com. do. do. do. 20,000
1 Prize-150 do. Mechanics' and
Traders' do. do. 15,000
1 Prize-100 do. Gity Bank .do. do. 10,000
1 Prize-100 do. do. do. do. do. 10,000
1 Prize-100 do. do. do. do. do. 10,000
1 Prize-50 do. Exchange Bank do 5,000
1 Prize-50 do. do. do. do.' 5,000
SPrize-25 do. Gaso Light do. do. 2,500
1 Prize8-5 do. do. do. do. do. 2,500
1 Prize-15 do. Mehaaaics'&Tra-
ders' do. do, ,/ 1,500
1 Prize-15 do. do. do do, do. 1,500
20 Prizes-each 10 shares of the
Louisiana State Bank, $100
each, each Prize $1000, 20,000
10 Prizes---each 2 shares of $100 -
each, each prize $200 ofthe Gas
Light Bank, 2,000
200 Prizes-each 1 share of$100, of
the Bank of Louisiana. 20,0000

Like the gold of a.spirit's gleamy shroud,
4 fe clipped, as his flashing wing he bowed,
Its thinnest fringe away.
And these with a fillet of gossamer
By a gentle fairy wrought,
And shapes that buoyantly floating were
In the tremulous starlight every-where,
To his waiting bower he brought.
And there, while the fire flies glanced
Midst the shades of the sweet paterre,
He tried them all in turn, and he frown'd
Till his brow grew dark, for alas! he found
They were all too gross by far.
"'Xirporte,'" sighed Love, with a bitter
That curledhis lip with shame,
And he turned away to a shady aisle,
Whpre his dating mother watched the
His unsuccessful aim.
'"What, foiled my boy?" said the goddess
"Love never should try in vain;" .
So she whispered a word in his bending ear,
And away he shot like a meteors,
But soon he came again ,

And high on the golden spire he set,
The airy thing he bore;
And it danced from point to point, and yet
So faint were the winds, that the violet
Itsmorning dew-gems wore
'With the spirit of mutability,
Instinct, the thing appeared; ,
For e'en the glance of a passing eye
Or the breath of a soft lips melody,
The light vane lightly veered.

"Bravo !'"cried Love in amerry strain :
""I'll wager my favorite dart,
That ye'll find if ye search the broad


A.monthly Periodical of thirty-two octavo pa-
ges, withprinted cover, in style and manner
equal to the Journal of the .merican Silk
Society. j-
HIS publica*in appears under the aus-
1.pices of the Southern Silk and Agricul-
tural Society, lately organized at Columbus,
Ga., for the, purpose of promoting the cul-
ture of Silk in the South, and of dissemina-
ting correct scientific information on thc'
subject of Agriculture in general. .. ,
To control, on the one hand, the present
so called wild and reckless spirit of specula-
tion in the mulberry, and on the other, to
prove that silk may and ought to 'become a
Southern staple, shall be the primary object
* this Journal; whilat, at the same time, its
pages are to be made the medium of convey-
ance to the planter and farmer, the most in-
teresting aind important information on eve-
rv subject embraced in the wide range of

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