Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, February 24, 1837, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated February 24, 1837 Page 2
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man, who was fully identified as being one I of the ringleaders, and n hoy mimed James ' ll.infll. wild llllll h.'OII seen on fill nl Hi window of Mr. linn's store crying out, "Here holm Hour nt 1 u barrel," t hroxvittir donio in the street ntilm same time. They will all ho brought up for examination to morrow. Soon after (I o'clock a large number of the military, portiuiH of the 17th Regiment, wore !iouiblod m the Hull, ami were marched down to tho scene nfncl ion, nud by nine o'clock, nothing of the mob renminbi. Thu street in front of Mr. Hnrt's store wos iiierully Mrcwed with Hour nod wheat to the depili of one loot, mid his lum will probably exceed 10,000. Swiss beggar women were seen in numbers running iiw.iv with their nprons filled with flotir.nud Ihu men in the neighborhood seemed al most all to hav-i their c-m's covered wilh it. Our remark twill bo short on thi dis graceful occurrence. It h not the actors in it, poor ignorant deluded wretches that nre to blame, so much in the tnstigii tors, who knowing heller, knowing that the meeting could not answer the purposed for which it was nsleti-ibly called, still de vised it solely lo give themselves political consequence?. We nre astonished that the civil author iliori with i Iks call of tins meeting before them, had not u Mifiietout police force or tho military, ready in prevent the oonse quenecs which it wn probable would fol low it. Twenty. live armed men could atony moment have dispersed the whole mob. Though mobs oflhUkind inay for a short time commit outrages, yet with the feeling wo yesterday saw evinced by our citizen.-! woaro mti-fied thoy will never be llow(-d to perpetrate litem long. It wns gratifying in observe I lie large number who spniitaiioou-ly hastened lo ihe scene of oction armed, doii'rm.ii"', to put tiowu , quickly ihe di-turhers mtho 1"" ' ' ' Lr' 1 ' ".flT. j SKfiUl'S Ctt (XlLitlOljlUQtOII. - .MR. ADAM'S QUESTION SETTLED. ! Wamiivotov, Feb. II, 1M37. ' Tho House was ieeii'ied nil day on the resolution cen-tiring Mr. Adams, n recon sideration of the ro-oloiions rejected on Thursday being carried hv a vole of 159 to 45. Mr. Taylor then otVercd a re.-ololion containing the abstract propo-ition "Re solved, That slaves have mil the right, of petition secured to the citizens of the Uni ted States by the constitution" Mr. Inger eoll then offered another "Resolved, Thai this House cannot receive petitions from slaves without disregarding the dignity of the House, the rights of ihe people of the -Southern and Wo-tero States, and the CJ list i I u I ion ol'lhe U. Stales." After a ills mission of six or seven hours, the la-l of these resolutions was carried by u vote of about 158 to 35 ; and then I he question was put on the tir.-t. and earned by a vole of about !G2to20. Dining part of tin; dis .cussion the House wasui n considerable ex citcment. During the debate Mr. Whitney and his couiihel (Gen. Jones) were in ntteodaoee. under the wtirrmn otihe Speaker, bin he had no opportunity to lie brought up for a .hearing on the alleged contempt. V.siiigto'. Fob. 13th. This morning, aliont eihl o.clock, a duel -was fought near Alexandria, in tho Stale of Virginia, bclwcon UK mi ioss Johnson, tio- j late a rcprcscotaliveui Cnngrss from tho Slain of Maryland, and William Schley Ksq, a mem ber of tho Senate of Maryland. The conflict was produced by some remarks of a personal r.haraclor, made by tho formnr, in reference to tiio latter. Mr. Schley gave the challenge on Saturday tho 11th in consequence of Mr. Johnson rcfusiugr to retract what he had pre viously said in conversation, and what had been repealed to Mr Schley. Mr Johnson was accompanied to tho ground by Goo. Campbell of South Carolina and Mr. Wise of Virginia, as seconds. Mr Schluy wa accompanied, in liko manner, by Mr. Jennifer of Maryland and .Mr I'ie.kciis of Soulh Carolina. Two pr three mutual friends wero on the ground. By arrangemnnt, the parlies A-crc placed back to back, at the distance of twelve paces, j They were to bo asked .-he you ready. ' Af- ' tor which, oiir of thu seconds, (Mr. Jennifer.) ! was to give the word Fin one, two, three, ' Within tho period of cuunling, the parties j wero to wheel and fire when thov pleased. At tico, both fired. Mr. Johnson, it is said, rather the first. Iiolh balls took cfluct, Mr. j Schlev received a llo-h wound in tho thigh, and Mr. Johnson in ihu Iol'. nearly under the kneo. The latter lull lodged, but was ex. iractcd on tho ground by Dr. Hall. Tho par. tie wore then reconciled ; Air. Schley advan cing for that purpose. I WaIIIN(STOS, Feb. 13 Mr. Whitney has been before the Hon-e .of Representatives to day. When ho was brought up, two resolo'ioiis were- offered, one of which, to appoint a Committee of five members to conduct an examination, by hearing witnesses, was adopted without a formal count, after tho discussion had been arrested by the interposition of thu previous question. The examination is io be conducted in it very slow and cautious manner, it being an in-trucuon to tho Com rniltco lo put down every question in wri ting, &c. So far, thorn m a guaranty gainst the charges of misstatement, mis apprehension, or misconstruction. Tho Chair having appointed the Committee, Mr Whitney was again placed at the bar. nud it was demanded of lum, what ho hail to ay? Ho thou requested thai lime should bo given him until Wednesday lo prepare himself for his defence, and lint he might lie permitted to examine witnesses, a list, of which, consisting of five members of Cong less, and two private individuals, ho handed to tho Chair. Thu individuals, as fir as I could learn, are Mr. John l Sullivan, of Georgetown, and Mr. Lewis, of Pfuludol phia. Thero was then o discosiinn as In the propriety of pnrmittir'jj meinhors in be fxamincd, involving tho troublesome ques tion ofprivilego, and all the thousand quo tions, collateral noil consequent, winch generally grow out of th.it proline qm -tion. K was hit'illy decided I hut .Mr. Wliilney should lake the testimony of the tmtiibers, and niu further request lorttmo was acce-1 "tho public deposits, lor puiiiirai reasons lod to. In Ihfi first iiiMnuco, he put in a j "Tins part ol'lhe labour, thorefnre. of tho communication as o defence oi his refusal "sub cotnmitieo will, lit my opinion, be to obey the summons of ihu Committee, in which he took t w i ground : 1st, ilia' ihel Committee had tm power to oiilnrcc a com. pliancy ; nml Silly, Hint ho onuld nut com ply Wltll Mil! SlllllflKIItS. WIHIUUl Placing MIS person to danger, lie slated, however, his willingness, mi cn-i) such should bo I he nloa-uru of the Hnnse, to render Ihu promptest olicdience lo the summons, pro viding tltat. he should bo secure, to far ns regarded hift personal safety, from any dan ger from members of ihe Committee being armed. The afl'atr, therefore, stands ovu until Wednesday to tho great disappoint uient of the crowds in both galleries, com posing all the Htrangers ol both sexes, who having nothing to do bettor than lo gratify their curiosity, were able to got scats early in the morning, nml those citizens who, having something oc to do. wero not able to gel titans in good time, nml went obli ged to thrust their sovereignty into their pock'-ls. nod throw independent persons in to as small n space as nobble, to get a place nt all. I cannot help thinking that thee uductnf Mr. Peyton in the Comma too Room has produced an c fleet which, if Mr. Whiluoy lias been guilty of wrong, is likely lo interpose a screen between him and tho public indignation. There is a growing feeling in favor of Mr. Whitney, growing out of that eircumslniico. which it may be diflicult to check. There are some who state their belicf.that Mr. Whit ney will come out triumphantly, nod Mr. Peyton may have to be put to the bar, to answer for his conduct on the occasion re ferred to. Of tlii, however, I do not pre tend lo judge. I merely give you the tin prcssions which nre abroad on the subject. Come what it may. my motto is. "Fiat justnin, poruit inuiidos." One thing is certain, that n goodly portion of tho vaiua bin time which is yet left, for Congress lo act on tho impo' laut business which remains undisposed of, will be consumed in the dis cussion of this privileged question. Washington. Feb. 11. ,V... ,1... l.,.l, ...... 1.,,., I.,., ...... ,un ,aVL. peccable times here. The lioose and Senate have been cngag-d all day on ihe Appropriation Hills. Toe Tennessee Volunteers, whom Gen. Games called out last dimmer, now want lhair pay, anil hoy " !v " l,n u-v " , oi AUiori'.ij wiiiuu, n uuuiu umii ivi.-i pays, will amntiot. I urn told, lo a Him bordering upon jJ-IOO.OOO. Tho Cumberland Road Bill has boon in the Senate. Three hundred thousand dollars are wanted this year. We have spent about fix millions upon thi- road al ready. Mr Clay said a ho believed the General Government had the power of appropriat ing its money for the purposes of internal improvement, ho should vote against tho amendment proposed. Mr Clay also re marked thai t lie necessity of using this power was daily becoming more manifest, particularly in Ihe case of Rail Roads, which were now drawing the General Government completely in their power, anil would more and more every year, as they hold the avonues of intelligence. The amendment did not prevail, no lii noes 20. The Whigsnfiho North voting against it. nod the Wings of the South for III. the V e.-tern Van I5uren men voting wilh the Whigs of the North nud of Ken tucky. The votes which the Van IJitrcn Sena tor are called on to give, puzz'e them amazingly. Iliichanan lias been dodging about every where but in his seal and t hu lodging a vote. Iiochauan has be a great dodger. Rives has been com very hn-y, and has looked very unhappy, though he votes, when he does vote, agaios the Western States. Deulon stands fire like a man with his hands over his ecs, though, going "tho whole hog" ' lernul improvement -system .' Tlf House after debating almost all day whether the troops ordered out under a call from Gen- Games, in Kentucky and Alabama, as well as Tennessee, should be paid, suddenly discovered about 5 o'clock, that there were no quorum, and adjourned. It is o-umatei! on good authority that the bii-inoss of '-killing Indians" for the year past, will co,t ihe United States fifteen million of dollars. If Gen. Jesup does not succeed in hunting down 0-ceolu,nr killing him in a short tune, even this -iiuueudous sum will not pay the cot! g 1 5.000.000 for killing ami hunMng Indian-! Well done. General Jackson! well done, Secre tary Cuss ! II. Washington Feb. 15, Th Globe of to morrow will contain the opinion of the President no the proceedings of the Military Coort of Inquiry Mliing at Fiedertck, m relation to tho causes of the delay in the campaign ogainsi the Creek Indians. This court, it appears, has transmitted lo Washington the testimony taken and the documents colloold on this subject, with their opinion that no delay which it was practicable lo have avoided, was made by General Scott in opening tho campaign against the Cieek Indians." " Gemini Jack-uni says that it was the du. ty of the Court to have reported l ho facts of tho case and nut lo have left htm to col lect their, from a mass of oral and docu rnontarv evidence. That this was indis pensably necessary to a correct apprecia tion of their opinion, as tho conclu-inns nt which the Court had arrived as lo the facts from tho evidence might disagree with thosu he would form. Tho court it nppears have also animad verted on thu letter written by General Jesup to Mr. niuir, on the plan of cam paign adopted by General Scoil, and rep resented this loiter as u matter deserving inve. ligation. This, ihu President says was going be yondthc dulies assigned to them, and thereforu d reels tho prccodings with hi opinion t hereon to be returned to General Macomb, ihe President of the court. Washington, f)" C.' ioth Feb. 1037. To Ihe Editor nf the Courier if Enquirer: In my letter of the 'HU nut, speaking of tho deposit hunks, I suy--"l cnniiot I limit "that any mooted institution, or the otlicors "nrs1 lekholders of rlicli itisllltlt ion, would i "have lite noducilv to placo upon the i "n cords of tho depart men!, their claims 'o '"'ntc hut I now retract this declaration, I hnyo doubt on the subject. The correspondent I and certificates In relation to the bank of Illinois are curiously conflicting dncumoniM They present in the Illinois political Jack, son family grunt divursily of opinion, as to the propriety or policy of employing the Slate Bank. It will be seen, however, that Ihe prnscriplive, or "tutoc hog" party pre vailed over their more imperalu friends. This case I shall presently detail, as it is wotthy of police I shnll nlso give you the case of a deposit bank in New York that claimed its share of the public deposits on tt,5 grounds, one pnlitknt, o other most amusing. Your Wall street gentlemen may prick up their ears, and hearken unto the tnlu. After which the "Green Mountain boys" shall be visited and a brief view taken of the correspondence between Mr. Whitney and the officers of the llurlington bank. These allusions nro now made, because evidence of ihu most interc-ting fads have so nccntoulated on my hands, that it is im possible lo use thcin'in regular order ; and because I have hazarded the opinion with which this letter is commenced, and which opinion, I now find, is erroneous in the highest degree. There arc honorable exceptions, no doubt among the deposit banks; but that a largo portion of these institutions consider themselves mere ml. ministration political machines, is now of. tabltshed beyond controversy, I shall proceed wilh'this bank developcment, as soon as practicable, nml shall stale nothing but what issooported by oJicial documents. Mr. Kendall has again been before the committee, of which Mr. Wise is Chair man, and among oilier interrogatories pro pounded to him, he was asked whether lie did or did not know of associations of Gov eminent officers, for tho purpose of influ encing thu elections, and controlling the public press? His reply, in substance was that ho knew only of such associations as wero formed to discuss principles, without refer ence to men. Ho was then asked if he would describe or explain Ihe character and nature of thosu associations I lint this question the majority refused to put. ile was asked whither ho did or diil not know of the organization of The link ary Club ! This question the majority of the committee refused to put. While Mr. Kendall was before the Committee, it was slated in substance, by a member, who read a letter to sob-tan-tiato the statement that an Basiern Com pany had been formed, with a very large capital lo purchase Chiikaunc lauds; that lite parlies hail no doubt of being able to manage t he Indians, but I hat as the pur chase must be confirmed by the President of the United Stales, it was indispensably necessary to secure an influence at Wash, ington. Thai lor this purpose application was made to Mr. Jlmos Keudall, who ad mitietl as a partner without advancing any money. That a purchase was accor Imply undo of tli , Chickasaw tribe, and confirmed by tho President; and that u was supposed tho Company had realted a uett profit of nearly otic million of dollars. After which statement, a question was pronounced to Mr. Kendall, lo elicit ilie acts in this case. The majority of the Couiioitteo reluscu In lei it be put. The committee have passed a resolution declaring that they will not inquire into the purchase of public lands by officers of tho governu eiit, except in cases where such officers are prohibited by law from purchasing. This resolution, and ibis case of Mr. Kendall being to my recollection the charge which was made bythcoZ fash ioncd democracy against ihe late General Hamilton, of speculating in public securi. lies, and taking nn advantage of the infor mat ion and injluentc which he possns-ed hv virtue of Ins office. This charge Gen. Hamilton denied as false and calumnious. Hnlh paities admitted the crim naltty of Ihe ncl. if irtie. liui these wero old fash ioned homely notions. Wo have now be come more refined, and understand ihings heller. One party, therefore, in these, our tunes, being convinced of the disadvan tageofsucli restrictions on public officers, scout nn inquiry into their "private trans actions." The Committee have also passed a reso lution, declaring that they will not inquire into the causpsol removals from, or appoint ments In public nflkc, in the several de partments ol government. Mr. Forsyth has been before the com mittee, and was examined as lo his interest in what is known as the Gnlphin claim. His testimony would not be understood without a detailed history of the case to which it alludes. t ms reference, in some degree, to the Cherokee treaty of last win lor: a treaty, which will remain forever, a blot on tho statute book of our land; a trentv, by which the haplees red man was despoiled of his homo, and exiled Irom the tomb ol his lathers, Connected with the .Golphin case, ihero are some important facts. The celebrated Indian Clncl, ,om Ross, is now in this city and is to be exam. mcd as a witness. I lie committee ol Investigation have given him in writin question, that he may prepare uu answer and which, in substance, as 1 understand it is as follows : Whether ho was or was not offered very large sum of money, to consent thai a clause should bu in-'urled in ihe Cherokee treaty, lo meet the Golphin case; and whether such otler was or was not made by any per-ou employed under any depariinunt ol tlio tjoveruineut, My next Idler will be devoted to this sub joct, unless, in the interim, something re quiring immediate attention should occur Tho case is well worthy a inoro elaborate examination than my tune will permit. It is recoinm tided to liie consideration of the phiianinropisi; oiiuiuo patriot. a is u specimen of the wrongs winch have been Divided, through our government, upon tho unlettered .savage of Ihe wilderness, by civilizcil, euucaiea poiisneit men Judge White h w given tt long and gen oral uiiiwer lo the interrogator;, proptitu'ed In lum It embraces, among other lliums u iriter from General Jackson to Mr lliints' man, a member of Congress from Tonnes see. ll was said thai the President had de clurcd, lli.'tl Huntsman was "on Ihe fence," The honorable member addressed a letter

to Genernl Jackson, enquiring whether he I ad tnado sue i a dioN' i io 1 'n P letter of denial, ho abused Judge While very unceremoniously, and authorizes Huntsman to let the Judge sen the answer. Judge White files with the commilteo of investigation this dental of General Jack' .son, and attaches to it thu certificate of two gentlemen of high standing, that the charge against tho President is true, and that he did say "Huntsman was on the fencc." Juiigo trliite also hies, with Ins answer lo the interrogator v of the committee, a letter from Orvitl Bradley, E.-q n gentle man of very great respectability, which de. tails n communication between tho said Bradley and Gen. Jaccon, on thu subject of the Presidency. This loiter stales, that Geu. Jackson maiio the distinct proposition to him Bradley) as n friend of Judge White, that he should decline being a can didate for the office of President, and 6crve os Vice President, on thu ticket with Mr. Van Burcn, Bradley adds, that General Jackson, laughing, said Jls for Col. John' son, toe must try and provide for him in some utlier trrtv Whatever may bo the effect of 6iich do- volopeinenis as these, upon the present generation, posterity will lurn Willi loathing from Ihe history of I hat man, who could thus degrade the exaltod station of Presi dent of tho United States, by becoming a mountebank, trqfficing politician. Tin; Spy in Washington. DOMESTIC. From I lie New Yoik Commercial Advertiser Tin: Diamond. Wo availed ourselves this morning, of an opportunity of conver. sing with some of the passengers by this union unale ship. Wo hnve often rend of the effects of famine on the human frame but had never till to-day the opportunity to speak from persona! observation. Tho ap. pcarnocc of those we saw was cadaverous in the extreme tho eyes were without expression, nml swelled not io the most until t) rn I degree the flesh had disappeared the skin hung loosely on the bones and the palid hue of death was on Ihe cnuntc nace. One young man was so weakned by the effects of his suffering, that on at tempting to converse with him, he had not strength to make his answers audible. The following particulars were related by nn intelligent passenger. The Diamond sailed from Liverpool dock on the 1st November, nod about Gth from ihe river. She arrived here on the tllli February, consequently wns 100 days from city to city. Tho supplies laid in by the steerage pas-engcrs wero such as would have been abundant for a voyage of any ordinary lenglh home of those on board had a stock even more than sufficient to last until their arrival at New York. These, as food became scarce, began to sell to heirless provident fellow passengers first at moderate rales, but as tho scarcity more fully developed itself, at enhanced price.-, until finally half a sovereign was ask ed for a pint of meal. Before the orriva of the vessel, a sovereign has been offered ami icfi.oed for a potatoe, as it was roast ing before the fire, famine now siared tliein in the face. Their provisions were cither exhausted or nearly so. The relator lived nine days on poialoe peelings, snaked in his scanty allowance of water. One fine hear, ly youth, about six feet in height, was among those who died; ho ofl'ored all that he had his clothes his money for one cup of water to moisten his parched lips; but ho offered in vain thu commodity was too precious lo bo sold. 1 he whole number of passengers was about 1G0 of these, 17 died, not from any disorder, but from inoro starvation. The principal suffer. ng was among tho steerage passengers, the crew having been put upon allowance and supplied to tho last with food, though in small quantities : day or two betoro the arrival of the Diamond; she spoke n vessel, and received a small supply of biscuit and pork. Upon reaching this port she had but one pint ol water remaining. Eahtiio.ua kb at Quehec. Extraordi nary phenomena arc visiting us both in the heavens and on the earth. The Aurora Borcalis of the 25th ofla-i month is now to be added to n smart shock of an earthquake, which occurred on the 9th itist., about 3 o'clock in the morning. It was accompa nied by a grumbling noise, arid I wo or three concussions as if n heavy but soft weight had fallen on some elastic substance. Ma ny persons were awoke out of their sleep and alarmed by the unusual noise and mo tion, which they nsciibcd to various suppo sed accidental causes. Those who were uwakc at the commencement, sav that tho whole passed ofl' in a few second-. No material damage was done, besides throw ing down some nrliclcs of furniture, and breaking some panes of glass. Tho shock extended lo the country all round Q,uebcc. Tho air was clear and tho thermometer about zero. The mornings have been re markable of late, for those dense fogs which sometimes rise out of and settle along ihe St. Lawrence in frosty weather. Some assert that there was a slight shock on Tuesday morning Inst Several are of opinion thai what was felt yesterday morning was more a concussion of the at mo-phere than an earthquake. Extract of a letter from St. Michel, county of Bellechasse, 9lh Febuary, 1(137: "At a quarter after ihreo o'clock in the morning, the west part of the firmament being covered with n dense cloud, like that which usually precedes a ihunder-slorin, anil the east being sprinkled with stars, a violent shock ol an earthquake proceeded from the westward, and lasted only about two seconds. The upper part of my houso was so much shaken as to awake and alarm I ho whole family." Quebec Gazelle of the 0th. Moiiit.K, Feb 0. Killing van Monf.v On Friday night last, at a til t lo past eleven o'clock, W. W. Charles, known horo as Dr. Charles, was waylaid near tho iheairc in this city, as ho wns passing from hts, place of business nt I ho "New Exchange,"! where he. wilh others, kept n faro hunk whero lie, Willi otliers, Kept n laro nunK ami ti rouletto table,) kn eked down by means of weights secured in a silk hand kerchief, niot nocKingiy nruisou in inu l I I .1 ,o ' ... r... . r.nnn fled of all the money annul Dim, snip iiisuii in uv inu on 1 1 w 1 1 1 jin,""", Ins watch, fur cap. nud a wig winch ho1 worn, Ho was shortly nfter discovered ly- itig on the ground in a perfectly helpless in'.. ni"l m l I I 1 M I re ll snflbring, (he could not speak.) until ycelcr. day morning at abuot nine o'clock, when he died. It was for money solely (hat ho was lulled, for wo understand that he was utii. fnrrnly a mild, inoflensivo man, neither drinking nor profane, and who provoked no personal enemies. Merc, Jldv, Sui'iu.MH Court. The sitting of yestcr. day was occupied with tho reading "of tho opinions oft he Judges in thu casu of the Boston Bridges. The opinion of the Court (a mnjority) was delivered by Mr. Chief Justice Tankv affirming the constitutional right of tho Legislature to establish the new bridge. A dissenting opinion as to tho mam merits of the controversy was read by Mr Justice McLean, which we understood to be against the jurisdiction. A dissent ing opinion also was commenced by Mr. Justice S-rcnv.but ihe reading was nut fin ished when tho Court adjourned. The Whigs, true to the Constitution, though even to their own loss. Thero arc 52 Senators in Congress: two-thirds, by me Lonstitution are required lo bo pre sent to const it u(o a quorum to elect u Vice President; lliirty-hve. therefore, wero no cessary. The whole Tory strength of ihe benato amounts to 33. It tho Wing Sen atnrs, following the examples of the 19 re cusant electors io Maryland, had absented themselves, or, like the recusant mcoibor. oft lie Bord of Assistants in this citv, hid themselves in n bar room, nn Vice Presi dent could have, been elected. But i hero is a marked difference between Whig and Tory : the former deem themselves bound to fulfil ihoir oaths of office, however it may affect the interest of party or their personal prefcranccs; the latter go for parly, right or wrong oath or no oath rule or ruin. Arc. btar. Arhest of Justiok Pr. att -This indivfiN ual, who, it will be recollected, figured largely as the presiding magistiate in Ihe trial of the land pirates some years since, and whose leniency in ncqotllng those per sons led lo suspicions of Ins being their ae complic. was lately arrested in Wayne county, Indiana. After hn vmjj entered in to recognisance of g9000, in New Jersey, he made Im escape lo Ohio, and there ap peared, at i he town of Sctpio, under the name of Wright, as a gentleman of much afllucnce. and spent his money freely. Sos picions were created, says ifm Cenlrevi te (Indiana) Chronicle, thai he was the indi vidual in question for which n reward ol 1000 was offered by Ihe U. S Mar-hal nl New Jersey. He was pursued by Dr James, and apprehended January 2G. a half a mile from his mother's residence there. He has been lodged in Eaton jail. Benton is now become the Protagonist of the Jackson party. If any bullying or roaring is to be done, he is the person se leclcd. It will not forgotten, that some years ago, he made an attempt on the life of Gen. Jackson. The following remarks aecom pained his account of tho affray, written by himself, and published under his own stgnnaiure: Boston paper. I am lilerai'v in hell hero; (that K to the vicinity uf Gen. Jackson) -I ho meanest wretches under heaven to contend with, liars, affidavit makers, and shameless cow ards. All tho pupies of Jackson are nl work at tnc ;bnl they will be astonished nt what will happen : for it is not them, but their master whom I shall hold accountable The scalping itm'e of Tecuinse i- merry compared with the affidavit-nf '.lieso il laina I am io the middle of hell, and tee no alternative hot to kill or be killed; furl will not crouch to Jackson and the fact that 1 and my brother defeated him and his tribe, and broke his small sword on the public square, wil' forever rankle in his bosom, nod make him thirst after ventre, ance. My life is in danger ; nothing but a decisive duel can save mo. or oven give me a chance for my own cxislance ; for it is a settled plan to turn out puppy after puppy to bully me, nud when I havn got into escape, lo have killed me somehow io ihe Ecuflle. afterward- the affidavit makers will prove that it was honorably done. I shall never be forgiven having my opin ion in favor of Wilkinson's authority In -t winter; and this isthe root of the hell that is now turned loose ngatost me. Lam) Omen Business. During the year ending the 31st of Dec. last, sales were made at the Kalamazoo Land Office, lo the amount of ji-i.013,!lOG ,:!7. The iiuio her of acres sold was 1,634,51 1,02 All the above sales wero made in one hundred and sixty nine auivthe various interruptions to ihe course of business, al lowing that number of business dnys. The average amount of daily sales was, then. upwards of twelve fhoiistiud dollars; but sales to tho unparalleled amount of seventy thousand dollars, have been made at that office in a single day. Melancholy. As Mr. David Fales, of Blairsville, Pa. returned home lo dinner on the 31st inst, he was surprised to find thai both his wife and infant child were absent, lie searched the house carefully without finding her, and then started to go to a neighbor's on the samo errand. As he passed the well, ho happened lo cast his eye into il, and was struck with horror and affright to see his Itttlo infant, which was only about two months old, floating on the lop of ihe water. Ho raised an alarm and soon after found the lifeless corpse of his wife nt the bottom of the well. How they came thero it was impossible to dulonnino. Mr.Midshipman Wuile, of tho Texan ser vice, was fined 5, and bound over lo keep Ihe peace in 5000, nl tho request of Mr. Thomas, architect, No. 37 Canal btreet, into whoso, winnows mo young wimui nan nurieu iwo mushoi u.in, iv. ui.l, were thrown by the Ham i-' not known, on report, however, iitlun.led ihoir passage repmi, ii"'n ... into the House. I ho young P0"10' 1 seems, had litvcii tho ilaUKlilorr of tho toin - ..... n.ov, . . j in mil. wi. ninw not. hut nllV HOW, uy l'cic .oil. w,. In.nw mo. hut nitv how, by gen i mm, or inu eauiur w... ho'nl consent, his visits were dispensed with, F.redbyf. v Ityoungsnn of Mars took : Io as.mUonUi.ssp'e'enonpa and ma'sj ho dan-rliters oy M-mlin. two Hoi isattlnur - . , 'i . at consent, his visits wero dispensed with com mumcated.. AN OLD SONG with a NEW SENSE To bo read and thought of in anticipation of thu meeting at the Court House next Tuesday Evening. .Sots, win h.icwi' Whiskey tiled, Snu.wliom Hum lias often led, Welcome to n dninkaid'n bed, Or to victorie. Now' the day, anil now's the hour j See the fionl nfltalllc lour; See approach proud Whiskey! pow'r Chains and elnverie ! Wha will ha a Irahor kimo? Wlin will fill n diiinkiird'j grave? Wha af Ii.isr as bo n slave Let Aim turn and dec ! Wha for Temperance's king and law Temperance's swotd will mionglv drxw Temperate stand or temperate l.i', Let him follow me! By oppression's woes and pains ! By your son a in servile chains ! We will drain our drnicst veins, But they shall be free : Lay ihe dread Df.stuoyeii low I Tiplers fill in every foe ! Temperanre in every blow ! Let Uf do or die ! DELtrAlt. Rich a n i E, Pahki:ii, at present one of the Senators of the United Slates from the State of Virginia, hns been elected by the Legislature of ihe State one of tho Judges of the Court of Appeals, vice Dacnky CAnn, deceased. (iT-The Florida War has cost over nvs millions or ihu, i.Ans, and we arc jost where wo started a year and n half ago ! Thero never was, in the annals of govern ment, a more miserably mis-managed war. TooTHAcnc A pill of opium and cam phor, era solution of camphor in oil ol'iur pontine, nut into the hollow of a carious tooth, affords almost immediate re'ief in tho most violent cases of the toothache. Uncle Sam. is the name of n new town that has recently sprung up tn Louisiana. Go tihcad the title is good. Don't dis grace the name. Something new under the Sun.--A cargo of firewood, from Demararn, has been Bold at Auction in the City of New York ! Two tea spoons full of mustard, mixed in warm water, is a remedy for poison, if taken immediately. A Welch cernte being asked how h" managed to preach .-ormons so far nbov- his own powers of composition, replied ! have a volume ol si-rmoiw by one Arel bi.-h opTilloison, which 1 tianslaie into W"l-di, and nftewards retranslate ltto English, after which the Archbishop biliHell would not know his ,nvn composition." 'Be v rim, Waii."--Il has been riser r tained that Napoleon's wars cost France, four hundred millions of dollars, lhr'c mil lions of soldn-rs. besides countless sums, tn her manufacturers, merchants and agricul turists. Dr. King who accompanied Capt. n,ie!s. is getlmg up a new expedition on hi own account . PAnniciuK An aged woman, naint'd Phebe Howell, residing near Wilmington, N. C , wii- '(ceptiy beaten tn death by her own son. .villi a brick. After the eon-utn mjtion nf his fieneVh purpose, Howell wns found standing nn the brea-t of Ihe toaogl.il corp-e with a :upe in Ins month, and kick ing her Inee web the heel of Ins boot, lie has escaped and has not been heard of since. Wak. Prince EutiKMJ, 1)0 was "ll" of the very ablest among the renowned genera's of his- day, and who hns gamed honor in many a well fought field of but lie. made the following remarks in relation to war : 'Tho tlur-l of renown sometimes insinu ates iisell into our councils under the hypo, critical garb of national honor. It dwell on imaginary insults, it siigge.-is har-h nml abusive language, and people go on from one thing to another till they put an cud to the lives of half a million of men. Tho call for war proceeds generally from those who have no active share in Us toil.-, as minis ters, women, and the lounging politicians of a large town-" SENATOR M'KE AN AND THE EX PUNGE. Mr. Sena'or M'Komi of I'. onsv Ivania was absent from Hie S. ua e of ihe United Stales, at the tune of the pa--nge of '.he Expunging Resolutions, und the Globe in- timatcd that if he had been present ho would have voted in their favor. We nre pleased with an opportunity to relieve this gentleman from nn imputation so disgrace ful. The Pennsylvania Legislature had instructed lum lo vote for the Resolutions, but we learn from Ihe Pennsylvania Senti nel that a letter declining obedience, from htm, on this subject, has been recently laid before thu Legislature. We qtioto from tho Sentinel : "At the mention of his name every mem ber started and listened wnh unusual impr est. McKean btands high in the estimation of the Democracy of Pennsylvania, despite of the efforts ol parasites and slanderers. Ho is, he must be, recognized as a member of the old school honest, firm and sound, above paltry and factious influences, with out fear and without reproach. What rc spouse bad he made to the instructing rcso. Union or the House? He trampled them under his feet ho dcniml ihoir authority ho disregarded their behests ho defied their wra'th ho wore no fetters ho look ed to the constitution, to the people, and to posterity he did what ho thought proper, and left the consequences in God." Amiahi.e Simplicity. Thu following advertisement appeared in a Philadelphia. , , paper ol 1 1 yU)(an ... hnrsday from some "Simple. , . , electable feinalo is desirous ofob ,,-,' ,,, nrt hmmekeener with n """ -" " . ' . V single gentleman, ht.n hub n ilioro knowledge of donuslic concerns , have no objuUon lo a . . mat I Jam ly A '" ' "nl f single gentleman. She baa thorough would and eful ,U Mrt?- 'VPS ' ' i If ll1" ff)l n i 1 Hi '