Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, July 29, 1836, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated July 29, 1836 Page 2
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I'RIDA Y MORNING, J U I-V 2!). PEOPLE'S TICKCT. TOR l-nKSIIIEKT WM. II. HARRISON. KOR VICE rilESIIIENT FRANCIS OKAXCEK. " poll GOVERNOR SILAS H. J 33 ST I S O N, LIEUT. GOVERNOR DAVID M. CAMP, of Hciby. EOR TREASURER AUKUSTINH CIiAUKE. SENATORS FOR CHITTENDEN COUNTT. .IOIIN N. 1'OMHROY. HAltltY Mil. Mill. FOR CONGRESS HON. KISZVT&Itf ASIEST. CoNonussio.N.u. election. It is grati fying to Bee, among nil llio divisions of our political friends, tliat there is but one voice and one opinion , in relation to the candi date for Congress and tliat is to vote for nml elect IIeman Ai.ixn. Ho is the strong est man in llio District, and his strength is of tliat enduring kind which t-prings from talents, moral character, firm and sound principle, and consistent and honest public services. "Good men and true" in all parts of the District, (as wo have somo moans of knowing) call for Ins nomination, and with out any trouble or noise, will go to the polls nnd elect him by a majority of one thous and. Our readers will perhaps be surprised to loam that Mr. Von Ness, formerly Minis, tcr to Spain, and at present, envoy cxlra ordinary to Europe generally, is again put in nomination to represent this District in Congress; and this surprise will not be lessened by the recollection that this is the same Mr. Van Ness who. (according to the Sentinel) left Spnin in July, 1034, for the purpose of representing us in Congre.s, but who, it seems, still reinaine windbound on the Spanish coast ! Such, however, is the fact, as will appear by the official record in's Sentinel. Insulting as this nomination ccrlainlv is, on the face of it, towards the freemen of this District, wo would nevertheless ask them lo restrain their indignation ; for it is, in fact, little less llinn a broad farce, and we nro confident it is not the intention of those who made it to urge it upon the people. As wo under. 6tand the matter, the Convention found themselves nbjut equally divided between seven or eight candidates whose claims and qualifications were so nearly equal that it was found impossible to decide between them, and Mr. Van Ness's name was finally made use of, for about the same reason that the old lady put the chips in her porridge, to wit: they did neither good nor hurt, but kept up appearances when bread was scarce. If t lie information of our correspondent is correct, the afterpiece, or postscript, must have been rather nmusing. Mn. Stacy I understand tho Van I!u rcn District Comvutinn held n very har monious meeting nt Cambridge a few days since, having only fight candidates for Congress in I lie field, the highest having some half dozer, votes. It should be borne in mind lint this U tho District which Mr. Van Ness, late Minister to Spain, and since Minister abroad, left Spain two years ngo to reprcsor.t u? in Congress (Sec the Sentinel.) It is nut certain whethor it was more fortunate that he did not arrivo be cause ho was not circled, or that he was not elected on account of his non-arrival but true it is that he was neither elected nor did lie arrive. Well, now what lias this to do with the Cambridge Vnn Buren Con vention, with the eight actual candidates, nnd the great many more who wished to be .' Why, nothing only that in the midst of the dreams of those candidates of the eight dollars a day, and the honor of a scat in Congress, and in the midst of the bal lottings -who should arrive and burst into (ho Convention but the editor of the Sen tinel and llio Surgeon Dentist, who had rode express from llurlinglnn. The Dr., I am informed, entered the hall with breath less impatience nnd announced the object of their embassy, ns follows "Gentlemen, vnur calio is dough for John Kincart has nrrived at Burlington with Mr. Van Ness baggage !" Tho stillness which followed the annunciation was broken bviho Prcsi dent, who said that il was inferable from this communication of the Dr. that Mr Van Ness would probably not fail to not disap point them this time, as he must necessari ly need his baggage, and as it was tho un doubled sense of tho District that he was llio greatest man that was ever in it, lie (that is Mr Van Ness) would be considered ns nominated to Congress, and tho Con vention would be adjourned without day. Mk Stacv I nm happy to perceive, nl length, in your paper, tonic indications of hii interest in tho very important election nf Senators for this County. The view lakciiby "A Whig," cannot but commend iliolflo the good sense nnd patriotism of the free elector of ibis county. To say nothing about llio qualifications of tho can didites, it is abundantly evident thai the nomination of Judgo Van Sicklin was very unfortunate it was a violation of tho com mon sense and wish of tho county there was nomakh for him os the result proved ; so that it was unnecessary to commit an other violation of good sonso and policy and nominate another candidate Irom Bur lington. Our opponents could not liavo do. sired any thing better than this. Now what is tho remedy iLcl Judge Van Siclclin and Mr. Griswold decline the nomi nation. I say this from no feelings of dis respect to cither of these gentlemen, but I appeal to the patriotism of both to sacrifice private feelings to a palpabto public good. Or else let these gentlemen devise a course which toill as effectually secure tho undi vided Whig lorco of the county for I ad mil that the great point is to carry (which wo have abundantly the power to do if not divided) tho Whig ticket. The freemen have little to do with tho gratification it might afford cither of the candidates, to be supported or elected. Motives of this kind ought to have no weight, and particularly when our success so much depends upon union, and so many important questions depend upon our success. J. Mr. Stacv Sir, I pcrcoivo that lam anticipated in one view which I had taken and intended to communicate to your paper, of the course to bo adopted by tho Whig electors of this County in making n sclcc. lion of a ticket for Senators nevertheless I will repeat the enquiry made by 'A Whig' in your last paper Had Pomeroy and Miller been nominated by the first Conven tion of the Whigs, would there have been another Convention called ? and if not, is it not manifest that they should now be sus tained as being substantially nominated by the Whig Freemen of this county ? It appears to me, sir, that inasmuch as we must make a choice between the two whig tickets (both respectable) or be dofcalcd, the consideration above suggested is sufli ciont to indicate our duty, and that is, lo support the nomination of Pomeroy and Miller. This question, important as it is, should be decided independently of personal considerations, personal wishes, personal friendships. A FARMER. For the Burlington Free Press. CANNOT A MAN UK CONSISTENTLY BOTH A WHIG AND AN ANTIU ASON1 Mr. Eoitor TIio ing efforts which arc now being m.ido by portion of ilieotice unilcd, but nlas ! now divided Anlimasonic pnrly, wlio have, in yiol.ilion of llioir own liillicrto professed principles, joined the Van Buren standard, lo per suade llie people llul Antimaponry has nothing in it I lint ran admit of a union with what is termed llie Whig parly induces me nt this lime lo offer n few rcmaiks on this head fur llie purpose of showing I tic Ciliary nnd nbsuidityof the grouM assumed by the Middlcbury I'io-j Press nnd its M.idicd Now, sir, ns I nm nn anlimaon imself I trust thai the olurrvnlions I am about lo ofi'er will not be denounced as t lie attempts of n whig, only to seduce llie nntiinnsnnj inio n fatal amalgamation with hi parly by n surrender of ihcir on ii peculiar principles us n distinct party, when I state heic explicitly, I lint I nm no moro ready lo support nor to suMain my professed nnliniasonic brnhicn in Fiippurlin" n known adhering mason fur ofllec, lli. in I have been liciciofurc. To exclude masonic inflnenre fioui our iinpoitant oflicrs where the .nlmini.-inilion ofjusiico is concerned. n point which, in nmimnson, wc are as farns ever hom Ijcina willing lo see surrendered : Inn that, as men intcicslcd in the civil affair of our Gu eminent, we cannot or might not hold any opin ion common lo llioae who feci it llioir duty lo op pose what lliey considr lo lie unwise, impolitic, or in the measures ndopted by our luicis, wiiiie nicy no noi assume, llie decided slum! which we do in leg.nd lo supporting Masonry i n position againn which I must enter an unqualified nrg.itiir, for this plain reason : thai our opinions in ifaui iu iiium: inning un which me question ol Masonry hns no relation, cannot lie re.isonohly nf focied by our opinions of secret societies, he that opinion faora1ilc or unfavorable. The opinion of llie sjslcm of policy pursued bv the national Admin istration, which dMinguiilics those termed Whig Horn those termed Turics, miy, therefore, be lipid hy Ihose whoso opposition to the institution of Free, masonry ruliilcs lliem lo I tic name of Antiinasons, without" being in llie least contraiy to or inconsistent wiiii tucir peculiar Mini, ns such. J Ins is n pio position which to me nppe.iis so plain nnd sclferi dent that I am nsionishcd at llio endeavors of some of our nntimasomc champions to in. ike' us lielievc otherwise. Thai I may not bn accused uf adopting a onc'Siocu ruie oi logic, i ncitnow icuge Die rule will woik both wajs ; n man may hold opinions in general f.ivoinhle to the measured pursued by the picscnt ndministration, nnd siitl be n true nnlinin mjii. The fact that llie nnlimasonic narlr. ns such. is composed ofsuch ns belonged lo each of llie other parties previous to their taking the stand against masonry, sufficiently proves the Irulh of what 1 haic line advanced, although llie anlimasons have generally as a body liren considered us having been for llie most part opposed to the Jacksonian policy noopiru uy our general government, yinu now that the Antim irons hat in: unfortunately failed in unit. ing upon a candidata of their own for the Presiden cy, llie original political predilections of such 113 w ere first ranged on I lie side of one or the other of llie primary pai lies existing previous (0 the masonic outrage, which gate rise lo political nntimasonry can pretty nearly lie ascertained in llio number who inefer Van liurcn 10 Gen. Harrison, although llie last namcu individual is llie only one who has ex pressed opinions favorable lo Antimasonrv. To the adoption hy the respective individuals 'coninosins the ranks of the amiinasonin p. my, of such views 1 opening tne policy pursued uy llie general govern tnent nssecinelh lo them hest, no person can rca sniialily nhjeel. And il is no more 11 departure from our principles as untimasons to entertain and defend political sentiments respecting the tncasuies of government which nro common lo the Whi"s, lli. 111 ii is to adtocalc those of the oilier parly. ine Ki.ncnvori nicrciore, 01 lliosfi who would lie thought .Simon I'urcs of antimasonrv who have llicmseuis violated their professed principles in coin" for Ihc support of n man who never has avow. id himself an nntimason, to excilo an unreasonable hosiiluy towaid llie Whigs is ridiculous in the cxtrrine, savounz ol a spirit loo radium nnd r. elusive lo be set down on 1 lie score of reil friend ship, for llie iinlimasonic cause. I conceive nolliin" more is requisite 10 maintain our ere lit as nntima sons in dislinciion from llie rest of (he political elements, than to select and sunnorl such men for office us can safety I 0 presumed us uninfluenced by the obligations of Musouiy, or uncontrolled by its piotnice or threats. AN A.NTHIACON Or HUNTINGTON. 1 FROM TEXAS. New-Orleans, July 6. Hy llio Arrival of tho schr. Col. Fannin, from Velasco, which placo bIio left on tho 39th June, wo learn that the Mexicans have advanced as far as tho Nueces bo tween 5,000 and 7,000 men, commanded by Generals Urrea and Hravo. Tho Texan army wore in llio neighborhood of Victoria. M. Ii. Lamar has been appointed comman dor-in-cliief. Gen. Green and F. Houston arc on the march lo join the main army at thai place. Wc further learn thai that part of tho Mexican army who had been in Texas with Santa Ana, nnd who have been obliged by Gen. Urrea to return to Texas, havo refused to cross tho Nueces, stating that they will not enter Texas ogain. Gen. Santa Ana has been taken to Co lumbia, and put in irom, with a strong guard over him his suito is with him. The following information, in addition to the above, extracted from an official circu lar addressed to the people of Texas, will be found of intense interest : METAMonAS, Slate of Tamaulipas, Juno 9, 1836. My Dear Friend i 1 am sorry to inform you ofour unfortunate situation. Wo arc detained hero for nothing but to keep you ignorant of tho enemy's intention. They will soon be down on you in great numbers : four thousand will leave bote, in lour or eight days, for La Iiahia it is supposed via Nueces or San Patricio ; and as many more by water, in fifteen or twenty days, from Vera Cruz, to land nl Copano or Urassos, not yet ascertained at which placo. They make a war of extermination, and show no quarters. My dear friends, you boo what treating with a prisoner is : but you must make the best of it. You can fall back to tho Colcrado, and call all the men to the field ; for, if you do not, Texas is gone. They have heard that the President is at Velasco, with a very small guard ; and say they will nave him in less than two weeks I think you ought to send nil the prisoners through to San Augustine, lor sale keeping. You will havo from 7,000 to 10,000 troops to contend with, many of them cavalry, to ho well mounted, to murder women and children. Now, soldiers, you must not spare any pains for the sake ol saving us wc arc willing to be lost to save Texa. Dear soldiers, march to the field, and there defend your rights ! They say that you arc rebels ; but you must show them thai you arc soldiers, and know how to defend your rights. Send all nf the prisoners to the east. Wc arc not in j ail yet, but lo morrow demand our passports-, as soon as that is done, wc shall have quarters in the Calaboose. Wc have good friends, which prudence at present forbids us to name, for tear ot detection. Urrea ii commander in chief of the Mexican nrmy, nnd says ho will not stop short ol tho Sabine river. You must now work bead work as well as fight Wow up Uiliad and Bexar, You must have a sufficient force in the field at once, and we will whip them ogain. Be united lot the pcoplo of tho United States know what kind of a war they make of it, and they will certainly come to our assistance. I do not consider our lives in danger, if in close quarters. To give you as much infor mation as possible, my letter is in this small hand. I bid you adieu, in haste. Our cause forever, vour friend, HENRY TEAL. Tho President ofToxas. David G. Bur not, lias issued his proclamation, in which lie exhorts llie people or Texas to be united in their movements against the enemy, end requiring all Ihc male inhabitants over 15 and under 50 years of age, to speedily join llie army. FROM FLORIDA. By the steam packet John Stoney, Cant. Freclnnd arrived at Savannah, July I3ih, from Carey's Ferry, Black Creek, we learn that Capt. Merchant, commanding at that post, (now called Fort Hcilctnan) had re ceived orders from Maj. Kirby to proceed to Furl Drattc and break up that post on account of its sickliness, and to remove the officers and men to the nearest healthy spot contiguous to Fort Drone, probably Micanopy, where Capt. Leo command. Capt. Merchant was to set nut nn the 13th, with his company and n detachment nf Capt. Curry's mounted (Florida) volun tccra. Tho James Boatwright with three com panics of United States troops from the north via Charleston, were at Jacksonville. July llth, on thoir wav to Careys Forrv. Nn Indians had been seen fur sometime in the vicinily of St. Johns. I wo Indians were killed between Now mansvillo and Suwiinuc Old Town, on the l-lili by n Fmall party under Lieut. Tyncr, oi unpt. wurus company ol 1' lorida volun toers. A general order from Gov. Call, com manding tho troops in Florida, dated Tal lahassee, July 4th, announcos tho death nl maj. Heilman in terms ol deep regret, di rccts Fort Drane to be broken up on ac count of the large amount of public prop crty to bo removed and a post to be select cd ns near to it as conveniently can be dune. The new position will bo tempora ry. '1 lie Governor then states that propa rations arc now making for an expedition into tho enemy's country to bo composed of tho Militia of Florida, 1200 Tennessee volunteers, and the regular troops, to move, ii pussiuiu enriy ill August. Tennessee Volunteers. A Knoxvillc, published in tho Courier, savs loiter from Charleston " Gen. Wool, nf tllO ITmlml Klnloo Ir my, who had been hero for Botne days past uvii-uy uiijjuguu in organizing a oouy 2500 volunteers, who have been raised of in tills hlntn. nnd wUn nm in B0n.klA M A - . ' u.w I li eDtlllUlU II I thens, in this State, loft here yesterday for that point, where llio men will be received into iho service of the United Stales. Their term ol service is lor ono year a sufficient time, it is lo bo hoped, lo put an end to Indian hostilities, with both tho Creeks and Snminnlnc. Tl,n . .!.;. i. joct of n largo porlion of those volunteers ii amu iu uc x exas, wncrc mcy will go as soon as their sorvices to tho United States can bo dispensed with. Upwards of one half of Iheso volnni PPM Ufill Un mmi nl ml a vcrv favorite kind nf KPrvlpn wltli ll,n in. habitants of this region." Il annenr.s from thn l.nui.rilln Imnnil that Geu. Armstrong, who was unanimous ly elected by his comrade? lo the command of tho brigade of Tennessee volunteers, has offended certain Van Buren officers by tho appointment of an individual to his staff, who does not belong to the ranks of the faithful. Complaint was made to tho Gen. and ho was desired lo correct tho abuse. He mad) this reply : " Wo loll homo, gen tlemen, to light for our country, and not to quarrel about politics. Whoever thinks differently has my permission to leave the service. 1 shall still havo soldiers enough left to meet Ihc enemy." FROM FRANCE. By the arrival of tho Sylvie de Grasse at

New York, paper from Paris to the 15th and from Havre of llio 16th ult. havo been received. The Star states that il is rumored by this arrival, though nothing of it is found in theso journals, that the reported existence of tho plague in London is confirmed. Tho King of Saxony died al Dresden Juno 6th, Troops from Bavaria, Wurtem burg and Baden are concentrating on the frontiers of Switzerland. Tho French princes were expected daily at Paris, not having been as well received, according to tho Journal des Debals, by the better half of the society ol Vienna, as they were at Berlin. It is also added, that some overtures made by St. Aulairc, Tor the marriage of tho Duke of Orleans, were coldly received. Don Carlos was at Villa Franca Juno 7th News from the Isle of Bourbon to March 10th, speak of a dreadful hurricane there, which destroyed many of tho negro camps, sugar canes, &c. The French papers are to rrive Fontain- bleou in August, several brilliant fetes to tlio royal dukes and princes of Austria and Prussia, whom they have invited to vist ttiem in return lor the courtesies they ro ceived at those courts. The ex King Charles X, and the Dutch es of Angouleme, and Duke of Bordeaux, and mademoiselle, ore to reside at Toplitz. The three decker Montibclln, and Scipi on, 74, are lo sail immediately from Toulon for the Levant, from somo important in. formation received. The Scipio belongs lo Admiral Hugon's squadron. mr. anioi s speech in tne Uommons, on tho Irish Bill, is spoken of as of surpassing splendor and brilliancy. Sir Robert Peel and Lord Stanley working up hill against tne tiuc ot public opinion, were nf course laboured nnd tame. Lord Lyndhurst ex cited much indignation by insulting the people of Ireland as aliens, &c. Gen. Evans, in a despatch from St. So bastian, of 6th June says the Carlists made an attack that morning on Ins position and were repulsed with slaughter. Madrid accounts of the 4th, state that confidence was beginning to be restored there. A personal altercation in the Houso of commons, between Col. French and Mr Bigby Wason, was on tho point of leading to a uuci wnen me nouso peremptorily in tcrfercd, and required thai tho parties should be reconciled, which was complied Willi. Voice of the People. Wo learn from tho Cincinnati Gazette that our National birth day at the west, in Ohio and Kentucky ,&c. was generally celebrated by the two op posing political parties separately. The contrast in numbers and the character of persons was very striking; the friends of Gen. Harrison being vastly in the majority and comprising among them the greater pari ot llio grey headed veterans of the revolution, the farmers and mechanics of the land tho bone nnd sinew of our coun try. While tho Van Buren processions were made up of party tools and office holders, JYew York Star. Good news for the Globe It is stated upon what wo deem cood authority, thai the Bank oftho Unilcd Slates have made a loan with Iho house of Hotlcncuer & Co of Paris, of heelec millions of dollars at four per cent interest, and that more can bo obtained nt tho same rate if wanted. It is also stated that an agent of the Parts house arrived al New York on Sat urday in the Silvio de Grasse and proceeded immediately to Philadelphia. Alb. Me. Wc have recently published an account of certain hostilities said to have lakon pinco oeiwecn inutans and wlntea on our Northwestern frontier. The Missouri Ro publican ofthe 51 ti inst. received yesterday. itirnislies tne following key to tins now alarm of Indian hostilities, which it appears in this case, as in many others, were a mere brawl, owing its origin to the deprav ity and brutalitv of the white men: JVat. Intel. ' Wc have been informed by a gentleman who was within 30 miles of tho sceno of this affair, that it originated in a drunker, f ralic in a grocery kept by the white men. There wore white men and several Indians nt Iho grocery. They got drunk, fought, and two of tho whiles were killed. Aficrwards Iho whiles were, reinforced and one Indian was killed. He had these par ticulars from a gentleman who came Irom tho immediate neighborhood." Temperance among the Indians. A cor respondent of the Christian Mirror relates this anecdote : "An Indian of another tribe, sometime ago, bought o keg of Whiskey to distribute among the Weas. A Wea chief, named Charley, seized the keg and with histnma hawk broke the head aod poured tho con tents upon the Ground. He observed afterward tho grass was killed where the whiskey was spilt, and seemed to conclude that if it was so prejudicial lo vegetable life it might also lie to animal life a ra lional conclusion truly, which may afford a lesson to 6omc who value themselves on a whiter skin than Charley's. Ho declared ho smell the devil three days where the keg was broken. A temperance society has been formed with a considerable number of members." We learn that the Hon, John Quincv Adams has been appointed by the City Authorities to deliver nn Eulogy on tho late President Madison, and that the ser vices in commemoration of his decease will probably tako placo at the latter part of August next. floiton Patriot. Distressing accident. On July llth, Chester, son ofDavid Parkill, of Cornwall, while engaged with his father in digging sand from a bank, the sand caved in upon htm, burying him about lour feel under tne earth, which immediately put on end to his existence. He wos n lovely promising youth ofabnut fourteen years of ogo, be loved by all his friends and associates. Let (his occurrence bo a warning to all poopte to beware of the danger of such places. Middlcbury American. Tho presentation of the Sword to the gallcnt Cor.. WonTii, took placo Monday at the Assembly Chamber. The Governor on presenting it made n very appropriate address, in which the claims of the soldier on the gratitude of his countrymen wore fu Iv rccofintzed. Tho renlv was one which did honor to tho head and heart of Col. Worth, and was received with ap plause. A number of distinguished person ages were present, among them Maj. Gen, macomb, and a number ot U. H. Uinccrs Tho bravo defenders of our country sooner or later receive their reward. Alb. Adv. Intrepid conduct. It is seldom we hear of an instance of morcdoring intrepid ity and determined courage than is detailed below. Tho boldness and eclf-possion of tho young man arc remarkable. A tow days since as the carriage of Mr. Samuel Eckstein, paper maker, was return ing trrrni Manayunk, containing Mrs. Eck stein and several of the young members of llie lamily, when on the outskirts of the town tho front axle broke and let tho body ofthe vehicle down. The horses, alarmed, dashed ofT at a rapid Dace, dragging llie carriage after them. The driver, quito a young man, after in vain endeavoring to control them, sprang upon the back of ono ot mo aitrighted animals, and in that posi tion endeavored to chock their flight. This likewise proving useless he jumped to the ground, still retaining his hold upon the roins. After being jerked along for a con sidorablo distance, he caught the nearest horse round the neck, sustaining himself with one arm, while ho-lhrust the other into his mouth, catching hold of his tongue, and actually choking the aniinol unfil it dropl, and. .brought the other horse to halt! I hoso in tho carriage were ihen released, unhurt, from their perilous con fincmcnt. JV. Y. Star. Tho Washington Globu of Saturday, states that a crazy man, named Samuel Bridge, had arrived in that city for the pur pose of taking the place of the President. "On his arrival he drove up to the Prcs ident's House, entered, and squaring him self in the midst ofthe hall, addressed him self to Mr. James O'Neal, the porter, told him he was Chief Magistrate of tho United States that ho had come to take posacs sion; ond when asked by what authority, he said by authority of the people of Phi. ladclphia. After somo inquiries about the number nf domestics, he took his leavp. as lie said, lo demand the keys of llie Treas ury from Iho Secretary. Accordingly, we understand ho opened a correspondence with Mr. Woodbury, and with the other Secretaries; but his mind running upon mo money especially, lie waited upon Sec rctory Woodbury first at Ins houso, and then al his office, and pertinaciously insist eu on a uenverv oi ine keys and a surren der of tho office. When asked for his credentials, he would produce none. It was enough ho said, that it was tho will of the people of Philadelphia. Finding thai this did not accomplish his ends, he addressed another note to Air. Woodbury, tolling him that in order to to prevent the business of the States Irom being any longer interrupted, be would call a meeting of the Senate. With this view bo took his way to the Sccrctnry of uie oenatc, nnu we learn tliat tins nn lucky President, falling in with somo of iIip city police, has been lodged for the present in the same place with his royal rival, the renowned Richard Lawrence." MAniA Monk. Wo are assured by a gentleman recently from Montreal, that in telligent persons in that place, do not hesi tate to admit the truth nf Maria MnnkV "Awful Disclosures." This book is being translated inlo Canadian French nnd will be circulated extensively in the province of Canada, nnd will probably produce a terrif T . , . M.I . I no explosion, ine Kotnisii pne-ts are highly exasperated of course. Hartord iraicnman. A Rascally Transaction. The Brig Old Colony arrived in this city laet week from Hamburg and Coxhaven, with 95 German emigrants on board. Among them was a blooming girl of about eighteen years of ago, nnd an industrious young mechanic, to whom her affections were cnrrn,rnH. nn arriving here, the second officer ofthe brig. Lyman Mitchell, instigated as it subse quenlly appeared, by the basest designs, volunteered his assistance in getting her a place, and assured her and her unsuspecting admirer, that ho knew of an eligible silua" tion in n worthy family, lo which he would accompany her immediately. He succeed cd in separating her from her friends on i' riuay alicriionn, and conveyed her in cnacli to his boarding house. No. 01 Court street, corner of Court and Brattle streets. The place to which he transported her, was afterwards discovered by more accident uuu in me evening somo oi ncr friends, ac companied by one cr moro German res idents in this city, called at Iho house, nnd demanded to sec tho girl. This demand, however, was peremptorily refused by the master and mistress oftho house, on tho plea that she was desirous of breaking off ner connexion with her betrothed, and was noi uesirnus ot seeing any or her fellow passengers. The friends of this deluded girl were ordered to leave the house forth, with, or the watch would bo called to take lliem to tho watch house! They accord ingly left tho house, nnd deferred taking any other mensurcs in relation to the affair", until the next morning when they again visited the house, but could not succeed in having any communication with tho cir. They then applied to the Constables' office, and an officer accompanied them lo the house, and, after a long consultation, when it appeared that tho friends of the girl were not to bo trifled with, they were al lowed to hold converse with her. It then appeared that the representations which had been mado of her wero entirely false. Sho expressed great satisfaction at meeting with her friends, and accompanied them with great alacrity to o place belter calcu- latcd to preserve her reputation and pro mote her happiness. Btslon Mercantile Journal. A Feat Mr. James Read, the pugilist performed his feat of strength and speed oil Tuesday last, much to the satisfaction of all his friends. He ran from Newcastln to this city, drew a sulkey weighing 24U lbs. ono mile of tho distance, and pickon up on tho Wilmington bridge 50 pntatocs( one yard apart, and carried each singly to the end ot the bride, in one nour nnu n minutes being 25 minutes loss than the- time limited. The whole distanco pass.?(J over has beccn computed al about ciglit miles. A large number nf our citizens co I- lorlpil nn Iho bridrre to Witness tllO termin ation nftho ncrfiirmanrc. and were greatly surpiscd to fcc Mr. Read coming in before 5 o'clock, who. after accomplishing his femt,. ran up Market street, lo his lodgings, Dis tancing our fastest runners, and evincing a readiness to make onother trial. Wo ars informed that Mr. R. can be backed to Ihtt amount of $1000, that no individual except; the famous Stanard can perforin the same feat in the same time. Wilminglm JVatch - man. A CnAsii. On Friday morning, says tho Boston Courier, about seven o'clock, tho brick front of an old building, of questiona ble fame, situated near the corner of Ann and Richmond streets, foil into the street with a tremendous crash. Several com plaints havo heretofore been mado of its apparent insecurity. Il was occupied by a number of families, ond several persona were in bod ot the time ofthe occurrence, all of whom escaped without tho slightest injury, though some were most indelicately exposed. Mis3 Mary E. Haywood, of Providence, died on Sunday lat, in that city, from the effects of n dose of oil of tonsey. She hod; been in the habit it seems, while unwell, in take various kinds of medicines without any advice, ond in this instance, with fatct effect. When the family with whom she resided, returned from church, they found) her sens'ess on the floor, and though reme dial measures were immediately taken, she lived but two hours. This is (he third or fourth instance which we havo noticed lately, in which females have died from the efiticts of this very preparation. One occurred in this city a few days since. Ttirlh Extraordinary, A Providence paper states that an lrih lady, passenger on board the steamboat President, gave birth to a fine healthy femalo child on Sat urday morning the 16th iust, off Point Ju dith, which was christened by the name of Judith. On tho arrival of tho boat the mother and child took passage in tho stage for Taunton ! Family PniDE. Tho Compiler speak ing of family pride, says it would be a curi ous task to tho genealogist to trace back family histories and ascertain how many are descended from the "gentle and virtuous young women" who were sent out by the London Company to Virginia on a matri monial speculation. In the year 1606, says the Compiler, ninety fair ones embarked for the new world, on errands of love and mercy ; and the next year sixty more ad ventured, ond became wives to the young planters, who it scemj, purchased them for a hundred pounds uf tobacco each. A CARD. The subscriber being engoged in collect ing eome statistics, in relation lo common schools in Ibis Stair for the use of the Lit erary Convention, to bo liolden at Montpo her in August next, respectfully solicits the co operation of those having facilities for assisting him in the work of collection. Ho trusts tho--e who have mcsns fur furthering the object in view, will not refuse to spend some little time in collecting and transmit ting such f.icts 03 may eventna'o in much good to all interested in the welfare ofthe rising generation, and the prosperity ofour Common Schools. There cannot be n doubt but that a collection and publication uf appropriate MatUtics in relation to (hi? subject might be productive rifgreal utilily, by bringing to view the defects ofour present system nf education, or rather icant of system affording data for the sug gestion of noedfiil improvements, ond greatly assist in consummating a more per feet scheme, both of education and instruc tion. Ho would especially invite the attention of town clerks in tho different parts of tho State to this subject, as they have greater facilities for obtaining tho information re. quired thai: any other clas. Tho follow, ing are somo points to which attention is particularly invited: Tho number of persons in ea:h town between the ages of four and eighteen years. Tho number of scholars who rcceivo in struction in Common Schools during any part of tho year, thus showing, bv com parisons with the whole number. Im arc without instruction. The number of districts into which each town is divided. The number of teachers employed, and wjiat proportion are males, and what fe males. ine length of tuna the schools are ir operation. 1 he amount of teachers' wages; nnd tho amount of other expenses accruing for the support of schools. What proportion or tho whole expense or supporting the schools is decayed by the direct tax, the income of public lands, or by voluntary subscription. School teachers have the means of fur nishing much useful info to the different modes of teaching now pur sued, &c with this advantage, too, that it comes from a highly credible source experience. leachors of public scminarion will lit,. wise confer a favor bvstati f . j ft " huinuci teachers are sent forth from their insti tutions every year. Information upon these topics or anv others, connected with the subject, com municated by mail or otherwise, will bo gratefully received. ii- i . , ,James A- B. Stobe. Hincsburgh July 12, 1836. Editors of newsimntt-M fl!n . in the cause of popular education, are respect, jully requested lo give the above an ituerlistn in Ihcir papers