Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, May 20, 1836, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated May 20, 1836 Page 2
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FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 20. PJGOPIjB'S tiokht. roa rnKSiDKNT Witt. II. HARRISON. FOR VICE ritESIUENT FRANCIS C RANG i; It. ron aovEnson S I Tv A S H. J 33 W I S O IT, LIEUT. OOVERNOJl DAVID M. CAMP, of Deiby. County Convention. A Convention of (ho friends of Harrison and Granger will bo lioldon at the Hotel of John A. Willcv in WILIJSTON, on MOiN'DAY the sixth day of Juno next, at ten o'clock A. for the purpose of making nomination of candidates for Senators. The-approaching election being the first one under the amended constitution, it is all important there should bo a full representation from each town. The freemen of Chittenden County are therefore respect fully urged to take immediate steps lor the appointment of delegates to represent their wishes in said convention. David French, ) Countii CI TT " oion riowARD, uom Noble Lovely, mitlec, bounty unM'KN-rroN. Jt will bo seen that our County Committee liavo cnllcil convention on mo Gih Juno to nominate Senators. "Our friends in t lie county should take measures in duo scaron for holding primary meeting in (lie different towns to appoint delegates to attend it We must learn to imitate the vigilance and activity oi our opponents if wo expect to succeed : we must fight them on their own ground, with tl.eir own weapons, and in their own .vay, wilh the exception of their dishonest practices find foul incang to carry (.lections: wo must make politics at certain tunes, n business must nltend the ncces eary primary meetings find conventions, and by all means, always go to the polls and voto : when these things are dono, we have done our duty to ourselves and our country in a political point of view. These services will not take much timo from our private businesswill not require great sacriiiccs at our hands need not ncccsarily intcrlcro with other pressing engagements, and can as well be rendered as not. It is by mo king it an invariable practice for ovcry membjr of the party to do cerium pulitical services, that our tory opponents nave, in multitudes of cases, carried their points, and come oh" victorious. Wo ami cipate at the County Convention a largo attendance, and an interesting, spirited time." CoNsisTENci-. In IBJ9, Gen. Jackson recommended that the avails of the public lands thould be divided among the States. The subject van referred to a committee in a Jackson house of representatives. That committee consisted of Mr. Stevenson, ol Pennsylvania! Mr. Earl of New Ycrk; Mr Hives, of Virginia; Mr Reed of Massacliu. Belts; Mr Gale of Maryland; McMuhlcn burgh of Ohio; an.) Mr Gilmer of Georgia. Mr Rives, of Virginia, is now in the Sen ale but is such a flexible tool ol party, that lie has been turned to the right about upon this subject, and thus has publicly proclaim, cd hia own political degradation. The following extract from the report will show how readily tho devoted partisans of Jack son acquiesce in fraud, treachery and false, hood. It appears to your committee that the Mime has arrived when the community should bo awakened to a protection of ' their rights; when measures should be 'adopted in the National Councils to give ' the Slates a direct interest in the income arising from the sales of public lands. ' This individual measure would at once 'check further concessions, and effectually 'prevent tho selfish from availing them 'selves of the advantage presented by some 'great crisis in public affairs to obtain pro 'pitiary concessions from rival parties, ' deeply injurious to tho general interest. ' The commillee cannot devise a surer guard ' to the purity of legislation, with respect to 'the public lands, nor an application of 'their value more lust and equitable, as ' regards tho interests of all the Stales, than Jy recommending for tho consideration of congress, the policy ol directing, by law, ' that tho proceeds of all sales of the public lands, after deducting expenses, should bo 'dittiibutcd to the several States, in the ratio of their population, as ascertained at me usual periods ol taking the census." Currcrnonilence of the N. V. Commercial Adv. Washington, May 9 BORDER WAR-TEXAS DEBATE IN THE SENA I E. The debalo in the House on Saturday cxcilcd intense interest, and crowds poured inlo the Senate to day, in the hope ofhear ing a similar discussion. Tho bill which passed the Houio on Saturday evening, making an appropriation nf a million of riellnti for the protection of our wcslern frontier, was received in tho Senate s but after having been road twice, was referred to the cnmmillco on finance The subjects thai now engross so much of tlio public attention and about which every man who is worth any thing must be thinking the war ii Texas, ond our relations wiui mcx ico wore, however, soon aitcr uroogniup hv n nniilinn from Philadelphia, praying Cnnrrrcss to rccosnizo the mucpcnuencc oi Texas, and to interpose for the purpose or arresting tho barbarous warfare now car ried on against tno iniinoiiants oi inai pro vince, in tho manner which they may deem most expedient, and conducive to the peace and happiness uf all parlies, ond the liber tl03 of Texas. This petition was presented by Mr Pros- Ion, who briefly stated its objects, and mo- ved to lay it on the tabtc. I understand, for I had not the good fortune lo hear hii introductory remarks, that he expressed himsolf opposed to any action of the kind proposed by the petitioners, at present ; but he thought the time might soon arrive when it would bo necessary for tins govern incnt to interfere fur the maintenance of its own dignity and neutrality, and the prescr vation of tho live and property of our citi zens. He also took occasion lo comment in severe and indignant terms upon tho character of the warfare waged by the Mexicans ; and particularly applied somo strong epithets to the conduct of Santa Anna himself. Mr. Webster followed. By this lime the Senate chamber was crowded in every part. The most earnest and serious atten tion was expressed in every countenance when tho nrcat northern statesman arose, and be;an In civo his counsels in words that came slowly and dispassionately as if the speaker felt the subject was one ot tho most momentous concern as if the best interest'' of the country were depending on tho deliberations of tho hour, and might be irretrievably injured by a hasty suggestion, or uneuarded lancuarrc. There was somo thing 60 noble, so commanding, so truly statesmanlike in the bearing, the manner, and tho remarks of Air Webster, that few unprejudiced persons could have listened to him without feeling ready to place en tire confidence in his opinion, as to what the honor of the nation, the safety of our citizens, and the relation in which we stand lo other countries, particularly as the lead ing republic of the world, required us to do. lie expressed his concurrence in thogencr al views which had been expressed by Mr Preston. Ho Ihuught we were not at pre sent called upon to interfere in any svay in the Texian struggle. He also expressed his regret at hearing the expressions Mr. Preston had indulged in toward the leader of the Mexicans. lio thought all such epithets wrong and out of place. With respect to what it might become tho duty ot this country to do in a certain coniiiigcn cy, he was willing that all necessary mea sures should now be taken for the defence ot'lhc frontier. Mr. W. concluded with an earnest and emphatic declaration of his desire tn preserve the peace of the country Mr Prrston again roso and spoke with great weight and imprcssivness. lie said he had endeavored to chastise the feelings which so naturally arose irotn me contem plation of tho posture of affairs in Texas, but he found it almost impossible to moder ate his language to tho decorum suitable to a dip'omalic character. He, as well as Mr Webster, was fjr peace so long as consist ent with the honor and safety of the nation, but while he would forbear lo disturb the harmony of our relations with a foreign power while he full what was due to his character as a member of thai body which exercised a port of the treaty making pow er ho e t i I could not forget that he wa"s a member of the legislature also; and, above all, a citizen nf a republic. He hoped thai if his feelings had been expressed in warm language if ho had dashed from his tone-tie a strong epithet tho country would find somo excuse in the circumstances which excited these feelings. Mr Preston referred In the lact that our policy hitherto had always been to recog nise whatever was the government do facto, Our present relations with Mexico were based on this principle, and though llie gov ernment of Santa Anna is noither constitu tional in its character, nor long established, nor founded in the will and affections of the people, yet ho was disposed to preserve re lations with him as the head of the govern ment. The state of tho western frontier, how ever, rendered it necessary, in the opinion of Mr. Preston, to contemplate with ex treme care tho next step of Santa Anna. Ho urged this point with great vigor and success, and introduced a powcrlul picture ot tho defenceless condition of the people in that region, surrounded by warlike tribes, and assailed by a mighty and ferocious force, commanded by a man of such milita ry genius, and inhuman nature, as Santa Anna. This passage alone would be sufficient to give Air freston a distinguished rank a- mong orators. lie concluded with expres sing his willingness to go any length for the defence of the frontier ; and appealing lo the Senate to excrciso a high and forbear ing energy themselves, in order to keep a salutary check on the honest and patriotic Icelings ol the nation. Mr Porter next addressed the Sonate. He is always listened to wilh respectful attention; but the interest which his con stiluents feel in the present question, gave uii uuuiuuuui iinpuriaiicu iu ins ouserva tions. Ilo 6trongly deprecated the tono in which Mr Preston had indulged, and ex pressly objected to the epithets ho had heapco on tho Mexican general. Refer ring lo n declaration which I understood Mr Prcslon to have put in iho mouth of Sanla Anna, he asked what authority there was ior uciicving u well loundedf mr rrcston said ho had referred lo a letter which was in the possession of Mr. Walker. Tho last mentioned gentleman feeling himself called upon. rose, and read an extract from a loiter which ho had re ceived from a friend in the city of Mexico, and whoso honor and vcracitv were hnvnml all question. Tho important' passage was lint boloro banta Anna left Mexico ho had declared lo tho British and French minis tors, that he would drivo the Texians across tho Red River, and if opposed by the A mcricans. ho would push his furces on even to Washington! strip the laurels from Gen Jackson' brow ! ! and burn the Capitol as the British had dune ! ! ! He then onded 'his raving with comparing his achieve ments lo those of Nanoloon ! ! ! ! Mr Walker evidently felt his own imnor lanco in reading this precious outpouring of nonsense, no declined thorn com d noL be a doubt a9 to Santa Anna's having said all this; and went on to assail in good round terms some imaginary persons, who ho al leged had made apologies for him. There was also n considerable flourish about "the last wreck of tho constitution on tho ocean of tyranny" "tho last .plank in the break ers," cVc. cVc. He had taken another lea nan flight, ond like that of his prototype was his destiny "mox daturus nomina jn- lo." Mr Porter caushl al his observation!) on tho apologists of Santa Anna, and repelled the imputation from himself. Nor had he Heard any one mako an apolosv far that person. Mr. P. proceeded to say that he had tho strongest sympathies with all who were conlcniiinir for the rinhts of mankind. and would bo ready to hazard as much as any man in iho cause ; but ho contended that there was no reason why tho govern ment. 8I10111U engage in llie present quarrel. And ho deprecated such debates as the present as calculated to stimulate too much the public feeling. Mr P. seemed to have little respect for the letter quoted by Mr Walker. Ilo tho't the languago put in the mouth of Santa Anna, so nbsurd and farcical, that it was utterly impossible it could be true. He made an earnest appeal to tho Senate, on tho momentous consequences with which such discussions as the present were fraught to the neutrality and peace of the country, and implored them to do nothing that would precipitate us inlo nosiiiiucs wmi Mexico, when there was in reality no just reason fur intcrriintinn- our oacific relations. Mr Walker assured tho Senator from Louisiana that the statement in the letter wai true : and while he disclaimed having meant to call Mr Porter an apologist of Santa Anna, applied to hint tho old worn out rudeness, "If I he cap fits, let him wear it." Tho discussion was continued by Messrs Brown, Moore, Buchanan and Shoploy. Mr Webster, in conclusion, said that he did not wish it to go abroad that any thing illegal, inhuman, or contrary to the usage of civil warfare, could find countenance or apology hero ; and that ho had heard noth ing that could bo construed into apology, justification or excuse of tho conduct of Santa Anna. The petitions were then laid on the table and ordered to bo printed. I have only time lo say that the House passed tho navv bill, with tho amendment relative lo the exploring expedition to the South Seas." Y. L. In llie House Mr Kvcrclt offered a reso lution calling on the President fur copies of the instructions given by me government since January I, 1035. lo the. American minister at Mexico, roNtmglo boundaries military expeditions and rrcnpntion, &c. ; also of the correspondence hrt ivi'en the t wo governments; also of the instruction issu ed to the military or other nfiicprj nf llie U. S. relatinsr to the defence ol tho we tern frontier, and of all correspondence re specting the same. Lies one day. The navy appropriation bill, as amended by the Senate, was taken up, the question being on tho amendment providing for a South Sea expedi'ion. Tho amendment to the Senate s amendment, (making the ex pedition to depend on Iho President' opin ion as to its being callpd lor by the public interest, and reducing the appropriation to $150,000, in tho first instance, with poorer to expend $150,000 mnro if the President shall think it necessary.) was agreed to. And the Senate s amendment, as amended, was then agreed lo. The army appropriation bill from the Senate, with the Senate's two amendments was reported to the house from the com mittee of tlio whole, and the amendments were concurred in. TEXIAN WAR. The steamboat Yellow Stone, brings ti dings that a detachment of the Mexican army had reached the Brasoa River und is about to cross it for the purpose of marching on Harrisburg, tlio present seat of the Texian Government, and from thence to Galveston, where a depot for tho little Texian Navy is established. At tho lat ter place tho Texians arc, wo learn, throw ing up defences; not only for the purpose of resisting an attack by laud, but one by sea also, as thoy have intercepted des patches which were on board the brig Pocket captured by them, containing the Mexican plan of operations, and from these they discovered, that on expedition con. sisting of 1000 men would embark at Me tamoras for tlio purpose of capturing Gal veston. From Me Nashville Banner of April 27. Texas. We havo this morning con. versed wilh a very intelligent and respec table gentleman ol this State, who left Natchitoches on the lGth instant. He also travelled in company with gentlemen directly from Texas. At the jatest ac counts Houston was still on tho Brassos no engagement having taken place between him and the enemy. His chief object ap peared In be to protect tho retreat of the settlers, who were making llicir way slow ly towards the Sabino. The high waters, and tho difficulty of procuring conveyances greatly retarded the retreat. The popula. lion en masse, wilh tho exception of that portion ol llie men who had joined tho army were on the march for tho American ter ritory. Their situation is represented os being very distressing. Meetings had been held in Natchitoches, and funds raised, lo forward them a supply of provisions. Largo numbers of the slaves had availed themselves of the opportunity to escape from their owners. In consequence of a rumor that a considerable number of Span iards and Indians had been seen cast of Houston's position on the Brasses, Nacng doclics had been evacuated by its inhabit ants, who were endeavoring lo reach the Sabine. Gun. Gainas had ordered a de tachmeut from Fort Jcstip to iho Sabine, wilh Iho view of protecting the neutrality of our frontier. Our informant was in tlio came boat with a portion of tho Mississippi volunteers who, after proceeding some distance inlo Texas, had deemed it best to rottirn homo all hope of checking Iho progress of the enemy being abandoned. Tho above is tho substance of Iho infor mation received from the gentleman above alluded to. We regret to add that he saw and convorscJ with many persons from Texas, as well visitors as citizens, nnd that

the general impression seemed lo be, that tho struggle was well near over. It is quite impossible to place confidant reliance on any accounts from Texas. Ac cording to tho statements of tho Now Or leans journals of tho 20th ult. the Mexicans were crossing tho Brassos in force, 20 miles above St. Felipe,. and Houston was said to be making preparations for an attack. The same papers furnish tlio following affidavit of the massacre of Fanning's command. "Wo the undersigned, Wilson Simpson, Uillard LJooper and Zachanah S. Brooks, do declare that wo wero membes of Capt. Shacklcford's company, in the lato division of tho Toxian army commanded by Col. J. W. Faning; that after the surrender of Col. Fanning and his men they wero marched back lo Goliad, where they were kept eight days; that early in tho morning of the eighth day, they wore ordered out, unarmed, in four divisions, In hunt up beeves, as they were informed: that they had not proceeded moro than three hun dred yards from Iho fort, when they wero ordered to halt, lay down their blankets, and face about; they did so, and were fir' ed upon by the guards; that nearly every man injthis division was killed by this fire deponents not being wounded, made their escape oy running; the othor three divp eions were fired on at J ho soma time: de poncnts do not know their fate; they think, however, that vcrv tew oflho whole num ber of prisoners, amounting in all to nbout four hundred men, escaped; that Colonel Fanning having been wounded in the hip, was leu in the fort when Ihey marched nut with Dr Shackleford, Dr Furguson, and Dr. Burnard, who were kept in the fort to attend the wounded of the enemy; that they learned from the enemy during tho tune they wero prisoners, that they had one hundred ond ninety men killed and wounded in the bitllo. and that their whole force consisted of about two thousand men. Deponents furlherstate that the Georgia oatiaiion wore taken prisoners near Dim. iltc's landing, and brought into the fort the day before the deponents' division marched out, and were marched out at the same time with the others, and which, added to the number taken with Col. Fanning, made upwards of 400 men; that Col. F. had about 25 men wounded, who were also left in the fori. Termination of tiik Indian Cam paign. Lieut. Vnn Huron aid lo (ion. Eustis, arrived al Charleston on the 3d in-l from Picnlata. Lieut. Van Buren stale--, that owing to the commencement of the warm weather, the campaign had been brought to a closo. The regular forces had gone into quarters at St. Augustine. There were supposed tn be about 200 on the sick list at Tampa Bay, and QO at Vo lusia. The following is an extract from an offi cial despatch, received at the War Depart ment, from Gen. Scott, dated Picoluta, April 30. From somo cause our army has not reaped many laurels, thus far, in this war witli Oseola. It moy have arisen from bad management in certain quarters, or from unforeseen occurrences which could not have been avoided, or from somo other cause or causes to which or any number of these untoward circumstances, may bo attributed the nccnmplisliinct of almost nothing wo will not attempt to decide ; but one thing is certain, the past has shown us to on absolute certainty, that the best military talents ol which the country is in possession, is required to fight successfully our shrewd and savage foe. "I am more than ever persuaded that the whole force of llio enemy, including the negroes, do-s nofsSxcccd 1200 fighting men. It is probably something less. Of tint force I am equally confident that not five hundred have nt "any time, since the commencement of Hostilities, been brought within the same ten miles square In all our operation within the last thirty days, wo havo not found a party of moro than perhaps lau, out parties of from ten to 30 have been encountered almost every where. No Indian woman, child or negro, nor the trace of one, has been seen in that time. Those noncombatauts, it has been evident to us all, have been removed beyond the theatre of our operations. They wero no doubt, even wlulo llie parley was going on with lien. Uaines on the 7lh March, mov ing off to the southeast, beyond Peas creek and Lako Topkehka, and in that almost inaccessible region they aro now conceal cd. That officer, it. is said, caused Powell and his chiefs io be informed, by way of inducing mem io agree io accept the Wythlacooche as a temporary boundary, that largo armies were approaching, which would fill up the Indian country, or crush every thing in the way. The wily chiefs profited by llie information ; sent off their families, and dispersed their warriors into small parties. In this way Powell oxpecls to mako good his threat, viz ; that he would protract the warthrte years. To end this war, 1 am now persuaded that not less than 3000 regular Iroops arc indispensable 2,400 foot and about 000 horse ; the country to bo scoured and occu pied, requires that number. 1 have no particular desire to conduct the operations of the new forces. Thai is a duty which I shall neither solicit nor decline. Of the 3000 good troops, not volunteers, 500 will be necessary to garrison fivo posts for the deposit oT supplies, say ono on the St. Johns, 7 miles below Lake George; one up the Pease Creek, say 15 miles above Charlotte Ihrborjone at Tampa Bay; one twelve miles from the Gulf of Mexico, up tho Wylhlacoochio; and one on tho same river, near the Fort King Road, wilh ICO,- 000 rations deposited at Tampa Bay, and 30 or 40 thousand at cecii ol ins oilier posts. Fivo columns of havcrtscks nnd a few one horso carts, may operate securely and with every prospect of success, at least, lo the north and wcsloi unariotio naruor. For tho country below, additional means will bo wanted viz: two or three steamers of o light draft of water, and fifty or eixty barges ol different sizes, capauio oi carry ing from ten lo fifty men each. I give theso items, in order, if approved, that the necessary approptialions may bo asked at once. I beg leave lo add in haste, that new regiments or regiments of re. emits would bo worth little or nothing in this war. I will, therefore, earnestly re commend that tho companies cf the old regiments be extended to eighty or ninety privates each. Recruits mixed up with old soldiers in June or July would become effective by the first of December ; and I repeat that operations cannot bo carried on by any troops whatever in (his peninsula, except between tho 20th of November nnd llie end of April. The intermediate peri, od is loo hot or too sickly to be endured. Fine. The Court House and Jail at Pittsburgh, wore destroyed by firo on Tuesday last. Bank Ronnen taken and money tie covEnEu. We learn from Providenco that the Merchants Bank of that cily has rccov crcd all but about thirty thousand dollars of the two hundred and Inn thousand, of which Ihey were lately robbed. Tho rob ber has been, fur tho last four or six months, a resident liouso-kccper in Providence, enjoying a respectable reputation and re ceiving visits from the people of that cily. bomr weeks ago he removed his family and furniture lo New York under the plea that he intended lo reside there during the summer and took lodgings for himself al tho City Hotel. While he was living al the City Hotel tho Merchants Bank was robbed, and ho wont lo New York pome few days after. In New York he lived with his wife and family in four different houses, and also went lo ono in Brooklyn ; his frequent removals attracted thn atten tion of the Police and this week he was arrested. Jl is reported that lie entered tho bank with false keys four or fivo times, took out llie money on Saturday, packed it up and sent it to his wife in New York by the steamboat on Sunday. On Monday tho robbery wa discovered, and on lhat day ho went to New York in the steam boat, with the Police officers of Providence, and frequently conversed on flic subject of the roouery, and was examined with the oilier passengers on board the boat. It is reported, that on being arrested, the robber confessed the whole affair at once, but refused to tell where the money was, except on receiving a pledge from the bank that Mid officers and directors should not apppar ngaint him, and the sum of thirty i housaiid dollars fur his own use and benefit, and hit- terms were complied with. The New York Coiomorcnl says, in addition to the above, "Mr. HellaiVu Laidly wa? ciinrnrneil. Unsaid, in robbing III) IJii-t mi Railroad Oflioe, smni'linio ago, of gM 000, nnd has 'jcnn claimed by the au thorities of Massachusetts for trial on the charge. It is probable, therefore, that his compromise with the bank will not save him from the Etate prison utiifottu. Bast. Cour. Horrid Tragedy, At St. L'iui., MUsou ri, on the 20th April, Georgo Hammond. Deputy Sherin'oflhe county, observing two men engaged in a fray, captured them am) proceeding with them to prison, when a mulatto man assaulted him nnd the prison ers escaped. Mr. Hammond then secured the mulatto, who was handed over to Mr. Mull, Constable, In be conducted to jail, and while on his way thither, lie drew a knife from his pocket and slabbed once or twice at Mr. Mull. At this instant, Mr. Hammond ran forward to secure him, and received a blow with the knife on Ins chin which glanced downward and entered the throat, cutting the jugular artery entirely in two. l lie prisoner being at liberty, fled pursued by Mr. Mull and Mr. Hammond who did not know the extent of the injury ho had received, for about fifty or sixty yards, when lie lull and died instantly! Mr. Mull continued in pursuit two or three hundred yaids father when he overtook his prisoner, who instantly slabbed him in the right breast, a little below llie fifth rib Tho prisoner was finally secured and lodged in j a ii. "We would fsays the St. Louis Bulletin from which we learn the story) for the fair iuiiiu m our cny, wiiiinoiii the sequel ol tins horrid narrative, but that wo know it must go abroad, and probably clothed in a worse gart), it possible, than the truth reveals.- A largo number of people collected around the body of Mr. Hammond, which lay reck ing in blood the horrid spectacle exposed to public gaze the distressing lamentations oflho relatives ond friends of tlio deceased, together with the report lhat Mr. Mull's dissolution was inevitable, so exasperated the people, that a simultaneous exclamation of revenge was uttered. At half past eight o'clock, being less than two hours alter thn death of Mr. Hammond, his murderer's ashes were strewed lo tho winds." 1 Disho Horrors A man by tho name ui jamcs i nompson a drunkard murder ed his wife in Philadelphia on Monday !a6t. His wife was intemperate, as woe tho case with his oldest child, a girl only eight years old. A Philadelphia paper stales, lhat bo tween four and five o'clock on Monday last, Thompson engaged in a quarrel with his who, who was once Handsome nnd had considerable possessions during which al tcrcation ho threw her upon iho floor, and having beat her severely with a heavy pair oftongs, brutally jumped with all his weight upon hor prnstralo body ; after which he 6labbed her in the breast with a long sharp knife, or other deadly instrument and pre cipitated her headforemost down iho stair case of his dwelling. Such was the force as wen as rapidity ot the blow, that the blade oflho weapon broke off, and was left in the wound. Marvellous Escape The Charleston Patriot gives an account of an occurrence of rather an uncommon character, whieh took placo in Ma7.vckborou?h. on Sundnv1 afternoon tho 1st inst. A German yoiuh.l named Henry Muller, who attends in a storo owned by his brother, at the corner ofChar lotto and Mazyck streets, for the purpose of clearing the store ol flie, laid n train of gunpowder on tno counter, anu iguueu u oy flashinrr firo from the nan of n musket. There being nt the timo a keg with powder on ine counter, i lie lire was communicaicu lo it, nnd on explosion took placo which lifted tho building from its foundation nnd threw it into the alrect. Muller, most ex traordinarily to relate, was somewhat hurt, but not dangerously. Tho older brother, the owner of tho sloro, had departed for Kuropo Iho very morning of tho accident. JV. Y. Transcript. Death of the Governor nf Delaware. Ca leb P. Bennett, Governor of the State of Delaware, died on Saturday evening last, al his residence in Wilmington. Ho was 7U years ol ngc. l lie duties ol the omco will devolve upon Charles Polk, Speaker of the Senate, and formerly Governor of tho State. New Youk Market, Mny 14 Since our hit wo have had Idler news fiom Europe; llie only iiem of consequence is ihut France bus paid one instalment of die indemnity money, n portion of hIiicIi has alie.idy iirriinl. I'lie news from Texas nnd KloriJj i much more important; wilh Mexico it dark cloud tprcadi over our poliiicnl horizon;, in Florida the campaign is over for lliii season. Our Legislalurc appears willing lo char ier ii goodly number ofliniikr and rail road com pnnies. The cnn.il is now open, and nn immense ninount of goods is daily arriving: our cily contin ues ihroncecl wiili sirnngcrs; hotel crowded to excess. I'lie trade of ll.e cily good alilu' money is scarce, no demand for rpccie. Kr.ntTR.lV.. loro rrt.y L-kawi, n Yrcck of more languor. The fiipplics nrriving have been large, and the difficulty of obtaining wme hnuie room lias obliged holders lo keep laigii quantities on the dork, exposed lo llie weather ; linn cirrmn slnnccd, ihey lu)e befn nniiiotis lotell; prices hap conicqnenily been falling off every div; they began nt 7 a 7 12, nnd have rome down tn 6 50 n G 62, nllliough ome fcilicicil I019 have sold a nifle lower, nnd noma in had order it t lower rales jn ; nil liver flunr nnd Philadelphia have fallen of course, 'i lie linldt-ra of Southern flour lute kept up prices lo it fraction over S7 nominal. I'lie receipts since llie first have been fiom llie Wesi, is reconled exclusively by us, at over forly thousand h.tuels. (iKAIK. The last sale of Genesee Wluat was nt 140 cents, and good foreign nt llie same; nbout 1500 liu-heNof Odesa here, some sales ul HOcts: Itje is -lull, sales of 3000 hujliels Trieste, at SOcls. nnd 2000 noilhcrn, nt 87cis. In corn llie sales have been large, nliout 10,000 Sonihern nl 82 n 8G rents, and 10,000 Western, 00 n 92 cents, 1000 bushel Barley, and all tlicic is nl market, al GOcie. ill AltRIED. In this lown, on llie 1 insl. by llie Rev. Mr. I.illlc, Mr. Harry llalch lo Miss Lainin.i Joli ison. Also on llie 1 2. Ii . by the same, Mr. Amnsa, Drew lo Miss Emily Fuller Also on llie 15di- by the same, Mt . Jasper Wisliburn to Miss Sophia i lace. Willi the above we acknowledge a proportions- ble quantify ofihe nedJing loafs, for which we sin cerely thank them all far we know might lo ill contrary, Inn that ii is the result of the oerfluving hearts of the three wedded pans. New Oootls AT THE GLASS-FACTORY STORE. JAMKS SMITH &. CO, have just re ceived from New York a large slock of good, comprising n general assortment nf DRYQUODS. GROCERIES. CROCK. ERY. HARDWARE. PROPISIOMS. S;r which they offer at a small advance lor C36h or country produce. Farmers who wish to exchange their produce fur good, will do well lo give us a call. Cash piid lor Butter, Ohrcfp nnd E"gs. WM- A. BURNETT, Agent. Mav 10. NOTICE To the inlinhilanls of Burlington Vicinity. rpHE iindersgned ha3 renlcd the storo lormerly occupied by Win. Wells, and llie last year by David Irish, where he ia now receiving from New York a creneral anrtmcnl of DRY GOODS. IVETnnd DRY GROCERIES. CROCKERY GLASS and HARD WARE, which ho will sell fur cash or most kinds of country produce as cheap as the cheapest. Ho takes this opportunity to thank tho public for tli2 general snpp'ort he has re ceived for the short time he has bcon in business, and he hopes, by giving good bargains nnd paying sirict attention to business, still In receive the same general support. SOLOMON WALKER. Burlington, JIny 21, 1C3G. BONNETS. A CASES comprising super English Straws, 7 and II braids do ; French and Swiss Lace ; Lace and common Tus can; Grecian do : Misses Palmetto do. ; Misses Fine 11 braids ; Misses Tuscan and Willow j by Lemuel Cunrus & Co. May 20, 1 830. Temperance Notice. Tho Burlington Temnerance Sneittu will hold a meeting on THURSDAY EVE NING NEXT, at the Court II niiR. nl 7 o'clock. Addresses may be expected and a general attendance is earnestly requceted. ii. r. iiickok, See v. May 20. 1830. Noah Chittenden's Estate. STATE OF VERMONT, ) DlSTHICT OF OlllTTrvnrM. I The Honorable tho Probalo Court for the, uistrict ol Chittenden, To all persons con corned in Iho Estalo of A'oah Chittenden, lato of Jerlco, in said District, deceased, GrtEETINn. WHEREAS, the Administrator on the estate of said deceased Proposes la render an account of his administration, and present his account against uid estalo (or ex. animation and allowance at a cession of the Court of Probalo, lo be holden al J. A, Willey'e Inn in Williston on the third Monday of June next. Thercforo, You are hereby notified in poar boforo slid Court at Iho limo and place aforesaid, and shew cause, if any you have why tho account aforesaid thould not bo allowed, Given under mv hand at Willislnn il,; ibiu day ofMay A. D. 183G. UEO. 11. MANSER, Register. CLOVER SEED. 1 A A BARRELS clover seed for JbtFsF sale by May II. IIICKOK & CATLIN.