talc lliu community ; re. open its wounds just closed ; ilo this, if it scorns to you good : lalio 'upon yourselves the awful lospoiisibihty but you tliail novorclo it with my cow-mil, nur without my solemn protest. Mr. Wright, in reply, observed that ho should not argue the lull sit this time II" had at present, hut one duly to perforin, which was to report the hill. IIu would say nynm. that tho Finance Coininitleo considered the iiiiioniii, oDiu oi iuvouiiu ii ii ii e.xnwiuiuMiT, i for tho coming vo.r.so entirely dependent I thoaclion of Cnin'ress, thai, Imvoi.d llio doe- uniorits alreadv nuihu tables ol'mombcis, the I commiltcu could .statu no valuable fact for j their oonsiduraliuu. Ilu would, move Unit (Ho lull liu made the special order oi iho day lor Thursday noM, and thai, in thu mean Unit tllo statement which hail neon pro-emeu in company with thu hill uiiaht hu primed. 'J ho printing having heen ordeied. Mr. D.1. vis observed, th.il this measure w is one of groat importance., and woilhy of ureal con sideration. Ilu eun-idcrod ll desirable lo keep Iho country out of agitation ; its prosperity depended moro on io.it, than this body heouied lo bo awnro of; prosperity was im possible, under any policy, unless tho nation had Iho assurance of .something steady in that policy. Thu Million wauled rest j the people need repose, that they may know wlial to do. JIo had almost said, thai even a had policy, if fctcady, was heller than a comparatively good one, if unsteady, ar.d perpetually fluctuating. This was peculiarly true in minium lo tho manufacture, of llio country, because llm-o vho conducted t!ic-o r.inhhshnionts-. if they wero nblo lf look a lew years ahead, they would shape their mode of conducting busi ness so as to m-el tho policy of the Govern incut. Tho lull propound seriously to affect, among other articles, lli.it of salt, in which Mr. Davis's Slain was laigely inloiostod, in asmuch as very lurgo capitals were vested in establishments for lis manufacture upon the sca-sho:c. Inasmuch, therefore, thai thu country might understand what was cluing here, and of what was sought to bo accom plished by this bill, ho would ask that one thousand extra copies of iho statement which .had accompanied the bill bo printed. Tliia was agreed to. Wasiiionto.v, Jan. The Cat is i.kt ou r oi'tiii: 1S.o. The sccinin;; change which had eomo upon us as to tho policy pursued by tho Adiniuis. trntion party, an I for winch manv siiup'--'tons were dispo.-i:,l li) rjivo Mr. Van Hu ron credit, i- ai K'ngili explained. The resolution for inv-siijaiion, hureioforo so Sjiretiuoiisly oppo-ed, itm! recently so nn u.vpectedly acceded lo. are dustinod lo turn out a grand farce : and si I' honli Iho per sonal friends, as t h-y style themselves, of Gen. Jackson, declared "that he authori sed them lo say he was anxious for every investigation in abuses, heforu ho relired from poliiical life: and lo-y had, with ihal view, besought Iho llou-c lo ijivo way to the venerable old man's so anxious desire ! it has been all. I repeal a grand farce, ll not, in plainer phrase, a mu.-l nefarious liu.Mnur, as ever wis palm-d or, aitcin'ii! to bo palmed, on a credulous people; and its autiioii is now mado manifest, by his own act, to bo Aniu:w Jackson IiimisoU'! ! Tho eager anxiety. lh- loud vaunt ol Mr, Vaudurpnol how anxious, nay, de-i-rous, ho was to close iho dij.-ciis-ion on Mr Wise's re.-oluiioii. "'lo throw open more wide the door for investigation" how mag. nauiinously ho came forward with a cull for tho previous question, to attain both, .are not forgoltcn. Wull, the committee so lung denied was granted at la-i. Th-y mot the avowed object being lo inve.-ti gate into tho management of the public business in the several departments which 60 lauded by the President in his message to Congress. The iirsl step was to addm--s the head of these several Departments, in iho inosi courteous manner, in a series of intorroga torics, viz. as to certain payments made out of their eonting-m fund, lb- ninth1 thereof, whether by warrant or otherwise, the amount of printing, and by whom exit cuted, which did not apnear in the ISluc Book, or Ijtennial Regi-ter ? To the Pres. idenl of tho United Stales thoy also, in respectful terms, inail.j known iho authority under which thr-v acted, a-kuitr Ins a-w- lancu to further lb'"1 inqu rv. and (!"inaioli'i2 information, wlucli they required from him. and which he alone could give. How does ho meet, ibis request? I3y compliance? No! with a written, labored .argument, denying their power to make such call-' for informntion on him. or any of the Heads of Dp-irlnients, or their Clerks ! denying in terms their right to investigate that which his friends alleged by his desire, as they said in tho face ol the country, hu was anxious to have inquired into. I lis reply wtw pent to day, mid it fully sustains what I have staled. Aecor ding to him, the dt-coverics made by a sun ilar coininitleo of inve.-iigaiion into llio management and condition of the Po.-i Of. lice, rnnklo deeply in his ho-om. Why else fchiold, under cover of hi rospou-ibili ty, oilier department-, 3 Why not court, us was said, full inquiry.' Instead of ibis, ho argue thai tho (Jomintltee, in not pro ceeding upon tpecilicalion, are tiding in violation of tho Coustituiion ; and he ndvo caies in terms, the adoption by them, of the principle allowed to all culprits when brought to III- bar of ju-tico. that, all are to ho doomed innocent iiiimI they aro proved to be guilty. This is his language. Ho hints again, thai, the several Heads of De partinouts. und th- Ulo'k- under ihein, Ik1 will expect, hhall devote their time solely to the public business in which I hoy aro ena'cd. rather than to attend lo .such calls, or for any eucii purposes, by such a committee as was grouted. He would re sist the establishment of Mich an inqui.-ilo. rial committee ordered by iho llou-os of Representatives, be it recollected, a-' ho eliould the establishment of a 'ipani.-h In quisition! After the plan avowed, and of which tho Heads oi tho Departments, it well may be supposed, aro duly apprised tho President takes u lofty High), tolls llio Chairman that unless Im tpectlies, at lie directs, ho will call on him, buforo God and the country, to admit bo has been nimble to prove the corruption which ho and other members of thu Ilotisu had mi long dunouu. ceil! The President alludes l" the short po riod he has to rouia.n in ollico, and repeats, that hu fuels bound by Ii'h oath, lo resist tho investigation, Unless upon previous specified grounds, in .which casuonly tho doors, to use Mr. Viindornoel's uevcr-to oo lorgoltcn phrase siiuii no iiirown opuniur iuu uopus.nu umu.s. m una '""-'i moro wide, ami he ''uueludvid with ti dry Whitney urges UU cluiuu lo the oppoiut'i iicturrto iho Cnmmiltue. for forgollmg ( ihnt their inquiry into lh- practices "I tho I Heads ot tho D-pnriu.etiis us in thu (lis- I hursoineuts. nut oflholr svorol ciiii indent I fniuK was 11 woik of stipoioruiialiou, inas- ' much, ns bv Iho 771 li rnlo, of th- House nt , Representatives, thoro wor j-u in! ry fliiml ;'(),' (iiiiiiniti-i!-, iHipninliMl hy Iho House l.irlhu purpose-, of making duo inqmrtcy. &. &.c. Thin von will learn the ruling . . . . i,i Hi .loath, .....I I s. I M- itunl Jack-mi assumes respoti-lbility lor 'ho-u iii nlheo iii roturii lor somes por- lorineil. l.y procuring hir elevation Mr. Kendall was examined lor a short while to.day: hu takes Iho hint, doubtless-, of tno greatest, wi-'ost and host. Wasiiinoton, Feb. I For some days past, mi far us I have h-ard. hut lntl-'has occured liuforo tho InvpMig.HingConimiticos of interosl to llio public." Those Coininitleos. however, are proirr-s-iiijr, and especially thai of which Mr WUo i.- Chairinaii. Mr Forsyth, Mr Woodbury and Mr nut lor have tran-mittcd short, writlon comma- mentions, in relation to mo inicrngniories sent them liv the coniuiilH'o. Tlicy tiinounl to a refusal lo answer. All take exception to the word ho 'directed." They assume Iho -.'round, as I understand, that no body has any right, to "direct mom, uui uio j I'resiilenl : JNo, not even i.ongres-. Mr Forsyth ays, that the State depart ment Iris aiwavs'auswered. promptly, or dinarv calls by Congress, and thai ho would h-glad lo consider tin-of that character, hut that In; cannot so consider it. Hosays, twit h- us now asked whether ho has done any I lung contrary to law.' That he would not Miller himself lo answer suoh a cull, so far as he is personally concerned; nor would he permit himself tu become llio ac-eti-or of his predecessor. ! have stated in a former letter, thai in conformity with iho directions of Gen, Jackson, a nuniborof opposition inembors of Congress have been subpcotiaoil. An in'orosting scene occurred a few days ago when Judge White npprnrcd before the Committee, That venernhlc man in a firm and dignified lone, remarked that if Im was -worn to tell the truth (iml the whole truth, bo li on I tl do it. but it would bo with great n!i dance. Ilo said, that from an early p-riod ol his hie, he had boon llio intimate fri-nd of Andrew Jaclison. That for bun self, ho had no objection to be turned in side on' before the world, and bo known as he really was; but that during a long in timacy, he had received from General Jackson many communications, under iho seal and sanctity of confidence. That nothing but a higher obligation, could over nor nod d -mils ' aim "'" I extort Irom htm tho character of those coiiierences nnu conv ',,,VLr? I That lie understood he was brougnt before to- committee, hy the friends of thu Presi dent, ami in pursuance of his wishes. This being iho case, said Jitdgu While, when I uui sworn lo toll the xuholc tridh, I shall feel myself released from nil former obliga i iiiort iin,l net nccutilioy ly. I uui now roauy gentlemen lo be sworn. Judge White being engaged in the Son ate, he was not sworn until tho next mor ning, when the following question was pro pounded lo him in writing, lo which ho is to gvo a written answer 1) i vou, of vuur men kiwwlcd, know of. any act, hv either of the heads of tho hx-1 oeutivv Department, which is either cor uupi, or a violation of their ollicial duties? Mr Duaue, late Secretary oftho Troas nary, is here, and some interesting devel opcmetils are hoped for from him. Tin: Sev in Washington. Washington, Feb. 2 The House having been engaged yesler day and to day in lhc appropriation bill.-, the tri'Mids of Toxian independence were ii'iablo to call up the resolution on Iho Speaker's table, in relation to thai subject. Nor cun it now be acled upon until Tues day, ai earliest day; nml not then, proba bly, bee.'iu.-o ihe nnvyj appropriation bill is uiider consideration in committee of the whole, and excites more than ordinary in- , .......nmll,. Il.nl nt.nn.n r.f 1 1 ,v 1. 1 c 1 1 relates m i ho exploring evp.-dition. There annears mho no ho;til,tv lo the expedition- I..., ,,-nrm .nwl 1 1 , . I , I , . I , , . 1 1 i , , n I., I 111. I magnificent scale upon which it is projec ted. The friends of the measure are pan guino thai it will ho supported on the pres ent plan, by a majority in the House of from 20 to' 00. In this calculation they may be correct, hut I guest they tiro not ; at ill all events, it will give rise "to consul e ruble debate, and the hill will lake up the whole ol Tuesday; perhaps longer. I conclude, lliereforu. that, nothing will no dune with Texas until iho middle of next week. It is understood that a me.ssago will be transmitted, in a few days, by the President, to Congress, on tho subject of our all'iir. will, Mexico. The documents are said lo hit voluminous, and I suppose will embrace all Iho correspondence with that Govern ineiil, as Mr Ullis is now here. This com iiiuineaiiou rimy possibly have some hear tin' on tho Texan questiuu. ' On this sub jeet, I have good reason lo believe that the Presuleiii is not desirous I hat Congress slum acl during I heir present session. - lie is strongly impressed with Ihe opinion thai San'a Ana retain- hi- inlluence til homo, and that on Ins arrival he will suc ceed in nlo inning uu acknowledgment of the independence of Texas, by the Mexi can government. Should this ho iho ousu, it would put and end lo the war and relieve us from all dillioullies in relorcnco lo tins vexed quo-lion. Wheiher Mr Fllis ne'ed wisely or nn wisely, in abandoning his post in Mexico, I have no dam upon which to found an opinion ; hut I am certain that llio admin istration entertain no apprehensions us to any interruption of our commerce in that quarter. Very blmrtly tiftur tho dupurluru of Mr Fills from that country thu Presi dent's Annual Mossagn must havu boon received llioro. ami that mcssagu to a great oxtenl, will have removed Hie causu nf Gorostiza's cuinnlaint resnccting Gen. (Jam's military position. Tim InvestialiiiL' Committee, in thu caso of .Mr Whitney, have had Mr Duano bo- fort) iticut to day His nuswor to tho in - lorro''atury propounded, was sotnowhut in detail. Ilo presented a letter from Mr, vvi.ii,,,,,, ,it.,ii on or nhoiir. the I .Mb of th Tune. 1H3J : antilviiii' lo bo uiipoiuled ngciil posilo banks. In this letter, ineul. ns n remuneration for his elforts ngutnst 1 ho Hank of Iho United States, ami liindly hints lo Iho Secretary Hint ho niny enjoy Iho benefit (r his (Whitney's) cnutr sc! and advtco. Ho limn states, that ho mis reason 10 suppose u uio seiooiioo m himself would be ngreonblo to tho Pros'! dent. Thnt Mr. Kondull wis fnvnrnblo to ti. and that Mr Taney had Hid, ho look it for .'rnnied that ho (Whitnty) on thu re moval of tho deposits would ho appointed. Mr Duano also delivered u opy of his an swer, dated on or about the will ol Juno, UJJ'J, winch in substance dctlinos express ing ituy opinion mi the application, &c. It is worthy (if nulico tliat those loiters wore written inure llitin two months before tho removal of tho deposits, fir Duano, in replying lo tho interrogator gives n brcif sketch ul Iho conuoctiuu ho had with thai transaction. After this answer was given ho was re quested lo withdraw which belli,' done, Mr Gillet moved, that the nnsvvur ho re turned to Mr Diitino, anil that hu ho in formed that it was not u proper answer to ,h(, (.110rUllM mnc, ()j'tlu ,nn,lc,r buin ir relevant. On this inotion, there was nn iintmaiod discussion but il was finally ndnp todifc In four; M r Garland of Vo. voting with thu minority. Mr Duano was then recalled, and the cmirnini, Ktnt ocl to him the ilocishn of the Committee ; whereupon Air Peyton rose anil informed Mr Duano how the vote bad been carried: und expressed a hope that ho would I not permit his fooling to become excited, but that he would continue, to an- swer all questions propounded, in tuch manner as his own judgment might dictate, leaving the Committee to act upon lluse answers, as Ihcy might deem proper ; tl.at U Was due to himself and to the country. Inat a full duvclopeinent of these transac- lions should ho made. . ... ... ,, , Mr Duanc j slated to the Committee that ho would take. Ins answer, and examine it critically; that having a duo regard lo his j own reputation, if hu discovered that ho could strikeout any part (.fit he would do so; but if in doing it, his own honor was ( to bo hazarded, hy returning a mutilated , answer, hu would submit to imprisonment , before he would comply. Mr. Woodbury has sworn, that ho did not recommend, in any way aid Mr. Whitney, in procuring the agency for tho deposit biuks; and vet his answer to Whitney doclmin appoint him because the law did not authorize i it, but s-uirgosti-ig that tho banks could ac- CDiiiplL-.li his object for him, was not only con strued hy Whitney as a recommendation, but by the banks also. In several instances which have already como beforo tho Committee, tho resolution passed by tho banks, making tin n ppoi ii tin on I , has a " Whereas the Herniary of lhc treasury has recommended 11. .V. U'hilnui," , &c. and in every instance this" Whereas" is I based upon tho loiter of Woodbury, furnished bv Whiluov as a rccomendation. . "I could add some details but am fearful of j extending this lutier to too groat a length, j especially cn this subject. Twi: Srv In Washington. LAlD ML.L. Tho Dill to prohibit the sales of Public I r i . , ' i ..u, o. .,. , i liUiins except n iiuiuui cuiuti.-, vv-u., u.s taken up lor consideration The rinostioti being on the motion of Mr Clay to strike out the fourth section of tho Mill, boiim that which jives have preemption settled on rights to persons who rights to persons Public Lands. Mr King, of Ga.. then made some re maiks against llio Hill. It was a Hill to perpetuate bv tho solemnity of law, a FyS. . tern of perfid'v and fraud; and if it was to I pass at all, it muttered little to him what lhc details were. Perhaps the worse tney were the bettor for the country. It was' not likely that tho vole on this Uill would be a strict party volo. lie stated tlat owing to the liberality of the Government I he new Stales had advanced in prosperity beyond all precedent and parallel, while many of tho old Stales wero exhibiting symptoms of premature old age and decay enough lomakuthc heart of the patriot bleed. Tins was oalletl an administration 111 03S U X 0. Don't talk to mo (said Mr. k.) 01 aiiniimsirano. ...ens .,l- i y"r "".a.0" 1,1 ". I",,ciie,s .'" " m (Mils lie attacked the estimates nod con clusions of the Caairmaii of the Committee on Public Lands, us fallacious and tinsus tainablo by fact or reasoning. Ho attri. huted the superabundance of specie in cir culation that the balance of foreign trade having been against us last year to thu amount of forty millions, we ore borrowers from Furopu lo that extent, and that having burrowed ilia', amount in specie, tho influ."of money into this country accounts tor Iho extraordinary amount of specie which has accumulated on our hands. Ilo denounced the course which had been la ken on this iloor in lauding to the skies Iho contemners oftho institutions of both God and man, as honest and deserving of re ward, while Iho purchaser of lands who go lo the laud offices established by law, con form to tho conditions uf the law and pay thoir money, aro called speculators descry, ingouly of odium. Wo may as well say that tho midnight robber who breaks into your houo and plunders your goods is entitled ! lo tno piuuiior as reward iwr lie U.IBI. priSU WHICH uu lls i;.iiiuih;ii . ,uiu mi.su squatlers belter than tho other poor people of thu United Stoles. If not till the poor peoplo wero entitled to as much privilege us. thu squatters' 1 In concluded with de claring it to bo his purpose to vole against the Hill in favor of striking out oach ami everv part of it. Mr liayurd followed for Ihe pirposc of sustaining tho views thrown cut 'jy the last Senator. TUB COIAhNlZATION SOCIBTV CAhllOUN AND CLAV. In a dobalo that aroso in tho l S. Son am Inst wuek upon tho meinnml of iho Colonization Society, Mr CoIImuii said, thai n mysterious Providence Inn! brought the two races ol men together into till: Uouniry irntn (iiueront. parts oi too cauu I Iho F.uropean to bo the master aid the Af rtcau lo ho the slave. This Mutionship could nut bo overthrown, and every society founded on the principle of separating theso ! relations, nciud on u basis of crrcr. Clny finely replied, admitting that tho bringing nt theso dilloronl clasbes ol men into this Country together, was einotiL' tho of into tins Country togclhur, was emong tho inystori09 of a great and glonocs hut in- scrtitaulu Providence ; hut '' ... , ..v : tiino exprcbsctl also hu conviction, that nt tho samo was among tho dispensations of the samo Providence, that through the agency of llio Colonization Society and kindred means, benighted Africa would become freu; rind kindling, as ho proceeded, ho drew as glow ing a picture of a fuliiro Africa, "The teal of empire, mid ofurls," happy, flourishing, mid enlightened, ns cv. or the great and good IJcrkelcy, in those beautiful dreams now turned to prophecies, of his enthusiastic heart, had foretold of his beloved America, till of which would spring from the ucorn seed of this Society. Already, ho said, tho light began to dawn, and he was convinced it would continue to spread until Africa was entirely enlighten ed. MrlJuchanan moved for n select commit tee, acquiesced generally in Mr Clay's views, and stud it would he impossible lo confine such a subject lo the District of Co. Ititnhia it was fur thu Union and the World. The feeling of the body was, however, tno strong against it, Walker, Prceton, Rives. Strange, and King, all united lo condemn it ; and on tho motion of tho lat ter, tho subject was laid on the table, by n vote of '21 to 12. JMHIHSTIC. The livcrgladcs in Florida. The F.vcrgladcs ol Honda aro a tract ofcountry ol winch wo have very little authentic information. It has been supposed that the principal part of t.o tc.naining So oles have rolrcalod to . . " ., ,. . ... ... , lI"s rc,on- be lollowmg letter, which wo copy from tho New York Gazelle, gives some idea of tho character of this tract of country, .,, Matc3 a fact of soioo importance, that thcro ri. vcrv fow (mliatIb. lherc. , , " A ,cr fTr .a",o(r;fr a, Ul?Uc? l l,"J expedition of Lieut. Powell, just returned lw Evc ,a(lcsl of Forida, gives the f0uowjn particular , ,u "iclaclimcnt consisted Or200 sailors and m!l,jnes . i1BV left the ship on tho 20th October in ten boats, and the critter Washing ton company. They arrived in five days at Indian Key, found Iho inhabitants of this placo in great alarm on acount oftho Indians ihoy behved to bo in their vicinity. Thoro Iho detachment was received and treated with grcal hospitality. The next day left Indian Key and proceeded with all despach for tho Kvergkides. This heretofore unknown region tbe.y penetrated in every direction, examining thu rivers, inlets and bays, sonic of which aio very spacious and beautiful, b'omo idea of thu extent of this region may bo formed from the fact that tho detachment proceeded CO lo 80 miles in ono direction, western, beforo changing their course, and arc believed to have traversed over 2000 miles during the expedition to and among Iho F.vcrgladcs. their I he in lertoi of ibis part ol ! lorida consists oi a inousanu or more isianus or iiammocKs, covered with cypress trees, shrouded with black ino-s, hanging in festoons, presenting a very striking and romantic appearance, Tho delach incut on several occasions saw a few Indians in the Dvcrglades, in small i parlies, chased them lor miles, but the savages U'nlr escape hy running their canoes nw lc anii ..?"""'!' "om; selves in tho hammocks. Tho officers and men repeatedly pursued on fool for a mile or moro without success. Tho report that the Indians, under Oscola and other chiefs, ro fired lo Iho Fverglades, is not true. Tho detachuienljprobably saw and drovo away cvciy Indian in that part of Florida. Tho detachment on their return to Key West, woru kindly received by tho iuabitants ; dinner and a ball wore given to Uui officers, and about tho saino tinio they received llio thanks of, ami wero highly complimented by Gen. van, lor nieir services. UNfA!:Ai.r.i:i.i:i) Uiiavkuv or a Woman. A remarkable instance of courage in a wo man is related by tho Columbus (Tun) Ob server. Mr. John Mathews, residing five or six miles from that town, was absent from home, and his wife, three small chil. dren and a negro, composed all the family in the house. Mrs Malhows, unconscious of danger, vas attending to her usual hii-i. iios, when early in Iho night, a whistle was Iwo or three times heard at tho win dow, tho negro being m the house with Ins mistress, having just finished making a large fire. When the whistle was heard, the negro pretended to ho as much alarmed us his mistress, remarked that ho would go out and get the axo to defend themselves with, if danger should approach them. lie did so, and placed il against the sub1 of lhc house. In ti short tunc, while Mrs Mathews was stooping to pick up some thing she had dropped, the negro caught her by the neck with one hand and reached the oi her for tho axo, swearing ho intended to kill her. She rose from her stooping posture, broke from Ins grasp, and tiirew Inui so far from her by her quick motion and strength, as to be able lo get the axo first, which she did, and fearing ho might lake it from her. pitched it out as far as she could in the dark, whore she thought he would hardly again find it. The ne gro, thinking lie could accomplish his pur peso without il, again rushed at Mrs M. with the intention ol throwing her ,u tno lira . Ilo threw her on tho hearth, but she rose, as she soys, with renewed strength, and strange as it may seem, throw him on the floor. A scuffle, for some ininuios en sued, when Iho negro rather gciing thu advantage, got her out oftho bouse, and by bur hair dragged her some distauco in tho direction of a pond, where he said ho inten ded to drown her. Having a gato or bars to pass through, she thoro once more re gtnnad her feel, mid determined lo make another struggle for her life. lie here drew a largo dirk knifo from his pocket, with which he thought to despatch her. Shu saw ll, and immediately fearlessly and vigorously grasped il. Much endeavored to wrest il Irom Iho other, in which neither succeeded. She finally, however, turned Ins own weapon upon himself, and although yet firmly grasped by each, she succeeded in cullinu his throat. Ilu supposed his life wnsnear enough ended, and loll hor. Shu immediately gathered up her children, and sot out for thu nearest neighbor's, whero shu "live tho alarm, and a search for the nooro was commenced. He wns found alive, lh& wound not having proved mortal Tho Good Intent Woolen Manufactory near lllackwnodlown. (N. J.) belonging to Mr. G. Nr.wKiiuc, of this city, was destoyod hyfiroon Friday evunng last loss sup onset to bo nbout '35,O0O, insurance, on ":l wVieh vl01; 000 HH"MI P'"'1' Tin: Ijxi'OMiiNo Pkn. A little anec dote is related at Washington, which is worth recording. Tho nighl tho expunging resolution was carried into ofi'ect in the Senate, Mr llenlon, tho persevering mover of that measure, soul lo the President the pen used by the Clork of Iho Senate in drawing around and across the black lines and writing tho words expunged by order oftho Senate. It was a new pen, that had never been used for nny other purpose. The President received it with much plea sure, and informed Mr ll. that hu should prcsoive it while ho lived, and at his dcntli bequeath il lo Mr Uciiton as a mark of his regard. Adcoculc. Tho man worshiping spirit oft ho procee ding paragraph, is, to say the least, in "very bud taste," as sonio of our readers may also think of the epithets used in the following apostrophe, which wo have con scnicd to publish, lest the writer, whoso steam, it will be perceived, is pretty well up, should burst his boiler, if wo did not open a safely vale. TlilJ EXPUNGING PEN. Old pen! tliou pen that didst expunge; And on (lie iccord pouied thy black uhliitinn Ami iniulo by Benton's li.iml a fe.uful lunge, llilo the bowels of our constitution ! Tell us thy biftoiy. Il.idjt tliou In upper mountain either lilrlli Or in n iniid-h do of low stinking eiullil Unfold thy injslery. The eagle gave no cloud winged power lo llice, Kiiiblem lo r.liccrlbe p.itriot'purc and bold, Oi-Senate sl ue too i senile lo be lice, Shivering, would cower lliy puicnejj lo behold. Nor wen tliou ! dollish in in Ion Fiom forth l lie crow's bl.lrk pinion. Of lliilin;' misses, sine llieie aio not many Who for a dozen scoie of such vile peiunc Would condescend to give a single penny. Hut nun about tlicy say Is still fair play. A cackling goose Home's proud Republic saicd, The goose that bore lliee, ours almost enslaved. Almost not quite The Gods of light Will saie our ficedom in old Hickory's spile. lint of the Senators, lliosc twenty-five, In deep increasing infamy shall liio And curse I tic fatal d iv lliou wast pluck'd loose From nut the pinion of'tliy p.nenl goo.-e. Finding by thee tlicj'ie stained llieir countries fame, And drawn a black line each aioiiiid his name. Where wilt tliou dviell oh, pen ! The mod; of. -laics, the hale of men? Preserved in l.nendcr shah tliou be laid, A tyrant's fond idolatry hereafter; Till in slave Iienton's foolscap tbon an made A general provocation to scornful laughter. Go on oh ! pen ! fulfill ihy mhsion The tool of groiclling, pailry base ambition. May Heaven avert that such another pen Should e'er degrade our nation or such mm. (J. IJ. I.. PENNSYLVANIA AND CAMUIl-KL ENGJS 1!I LL. The fran Uurcn Legislature of Petiiisvl van in have adopted, by a vote of 5C to '22, tho following preamble and resolution ; Whereas, Exertions are now makim' i Congress to cllect a reduction of the pros-1 I eiu i arm estautish by act ot Congress of j March 2d. l.'!3J. and ) Whoreos, Capitalists have been induced I to'mako investments under lhc said law of Congress on the subject oftho Tariff, in full confidence and faith that iho said law would not he altered until the year 10-12, Therefore, (Sic. Ivesolved. That our Senators in Con. gross bo instructed, and our Uopresenta lives bo requested lo oppose the passage of any bill which may have for its object any change whatever in the present Ta ritl'as established by the act of iho 2d of March, lb'33. MR. HELL OF TENNESSEE. Tho Washington correspondent of tho New York Courier and Enquirer writes thus of this gentleman: lu the House, Mr Hell, of Tennessee, occupied the floor for three hours in favor of the bill ho has introduced lo secure the purity of flections. 1 have frequently heard this gentleman speak, but novo.- with tho force and precision that he displayed this day. His argument was lucid. His facts unanswerable. His manner iinprcs. sue. Its effect evident. In this opinion. I am sustained by Mr Adams, who, whatev er may bo said of his erratic course, all will admit is capable of judging in a ease like the present. While Mr. Uoll was speaking, a member violently opposed to him, came up to Mr. Adams and said "Wo aro wasting a great deal of tin'ic." Mr Adams replied, "Sir, the time ofthe House cannot ho bettor em ployed than in listening to that speech. It is one ot the ablest that been delivered du ring this session." Taxation of JIachclhous, No Go. The following resolution was recently di cussed in the Virginia assembly: iteioivou, mat tno uommiltec qn bchoois anil Colleges, be instructed to in quire into the expediency of imposing a tax upon bacheldors over tho ago of 30 years, to ho proportioned lo their rcsnec livo estimates or annual incomes and of so providing that tho revenue which may uu derived irom sucu tax, snail constitute a fund, the income uf which shall ho tip propriated to iho support and education o destitute female orphan childrcu. under the superintendence ot maiden ladies over the ago ot -1j years." A motion was made to strike out tho word "maiden ;" but before tho question was taken, tho indefinite postponement of the resolution and amendment was moved and decided in the affirmative ajes 50, noes '15. Ri:v. Du. Wainwiuoih1 preached nt Trinity Church, yesterday, for tho first timo since his return from England ; and, as was expected, gave his parishioners a view of what he heard and saw, in contrast with our own country, in all Us relations. Ho emphatically assured his hearers, that thu tunes had fallen to us in pleasant places ; and even uld England was not superior in ull that makes life happy and hunorablc richer they wero, but in general and almost universal comfort, they fell short of that enjoyed by us. Advnrato. The following amusing scene occurred in lhc N. York Legislaluro on the 61 li tnst. GLORIFICATION. Mr C. E. Slicpard called up the Jackson Glorification Resolutions. Mr llradish opposed the adoption oftho resolutions. Ilo thought it would be timo enough to catinonizc General Jackson after ho was dead; in fact ho much doubled the policy of doing so during bis life, for the friends of the resolution could not assure themselves of what his conduct would bo in retirement. Ilu instanced the cases of Ilolivar, Iturbido and Napoleon, the whole of whom had been glorified as friends of liberty, the two former died desposts and the latter violated every principle of repub licanism ho had professed. He moved to amend the resolution by embodying in it the doctrines of General Jackson's letter to President Monroe on the impropriety of appointing member of Congress to offico winch required the sanction of his, General Jackson's, high example. Mr Robinson moved to lay the amend ment on Ihe table. Mr Patterson called the Ayes and Noes on the motion to lay on Iho table which were ordered. Ayes CO, Noes 33 So the? amendment was laid on the table. Mr Willis moved an amendment to tho resolution to tho effect Ihat General Jack, son bo particularly thanked for tho vote he gave in Congress sgaiust certain rcsolu. t.ons laudatory of thu conduct uf General Washington. Mr W. said ho presumed the mover of tho original resolution had allowed this fact to escape his' recollection. Ho hoped the amendment would prevail and asked the Ayes and Noes on its adoption The amendment was mst. Mr Patterson thought lhc resolutions in their present shape wero rather too crude to be allowed lo venture forth alone. Something ought lo hi done to nssist them along. lie therefore would move to amend them by refering to the declaration of Gen. Jackson that it members of Congress were appointed to ofiice. corruption would be come the order of I he day. and in making such declaration lie showed himself as much a prophet as a patriot. Mr. Robinson moved to lay tho amend ment on the table on which motion the ayes and noes weru loken and the amendment by a vote of 70 to 2li was laid on the table. Mr. P. Tucker offered some verbal amendments which were adopted. Mr. Uulbert opposed thu resolutions at some length, lie thought Gen. Jackson was too lirmly sealed in the hearts of tho American people lo call for all this pomp and parade. It was this wholesale flattery wli ch the man himself would despise. Such a resolution if offered in a political meeting itiiiilii be more in place. Mfssrs.Ca.-li and C,E, Shepard support ed I he resolutions. Mr Sibley thought the resolution was not quite perfect is it omitted many things lo which reference should be mado. Mr. b. hero nlfoUeil to several omissions and concluded by offering an amendment that a statement in the Slate paper that the Gen oral did not possess a single feeling in com mon with tho republican party toTally mis. apprehended or wilfully unstated the prin ciples and character of our venerable President. Mr) Robinson also moved to lay this amendment on the loble, Ayes 7-1, Noes 23. Mr Ro-eveii then mcved to amend the resolutions. As liicyat present stood they declared that the "General previous to coming inio ofiice by his military talents had filled the measure of his country's glory ; if sucn wore thu fact he could have done nothing fur tho country since us the measure was full before he came into office. Ilo therefore moved certain amendments. Mr. King nked for the previous dues lion upon which iiiotiuu Mr Patterson call ed the ayes and noes and the motion for he previous question afier sorno remarks from Messrs Taylor, Sibley, Townsend and Larr was sustained1 Aves. GO. Noes. 33. The resolutions weru then nassed bv the following vole. Aves 75. Noes 30. Mr Taylor offered a resolution discharge I tho Governor from the duties imnosed upon him by the resolution just adopted and that the Albany Regency bo direcielcd to perform the same. L st." Mr Plumb o 1111 red a resolution ihat the recommendation as to one Presidential term was sound in principle and ought lo no carrieu out in pratice. Lost. Aves 70, iNoes liU. Sinoi.ak. Fhkak or Nature. The Philadelphia Saturday Courier says that there is a mat) exhibiting himself in tho Museum in that city, of most singular de formity, lie was born in tho town of Caldwell, Orange county, state of New York; is 30 years old, and weighs 170 pounds; a strictly temperate man, of good natural intellect, and has never experienced' a day of sickness in his life. UU defor mity is in Ins limbs his legs being attach ed to his body hind side before. His knee pans aru on the hack side of his legs j they naturally bend forwards instead ol back. He has no joints at his ankles j ho can walk on his feet by the help of a cane, which he places under one arm, and guides with tho other, and presents n very singu lar manner of travelling; his arms arc deformed in the same manner ns his legs. Ilo has never hud cither hands within eighteen inches of his mouth, lie has no joints at his shoulders or wrists, consequent ly never fed himself or put on m hat with his hands; notwithstanding, when youDg, ho could put on his hat with his feet, as his legs bent up before him. Tho Washington letter writers rcpre. sent the recent remuks of Messrs. Wai. keu and Rivks upon Mr. Uunton and hit humbug projects us very severe Thoslrug glu for tho next Presidency bus already cutnmenced between tho two latter pcr- SOIIilgCS.