Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, December 7, 1838, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated December 7, 1838 Page 2
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KU1DAY MORNING, DECEMBER 7. HEADING KOOM. Wo find our 1 i a t of cxchango pnpcra in creasing so fast upon us, t hut unlcsa wc ctin in eomo wny render it productive, we shall bo under the necessity of materially redu cing it. Wo now receive weekly, sumo thing over one hundred papers, from all parte of tho Unitod Statco, including ten daily paper?, from Boston, Now York, Al bany, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, besides numerous periodical, literary and scientific works. To us per sonally, it would bu matter ot regret to part company with any of these interesting mes sengers, and as a citizen of Burlington, in terested in its prosperity and its lame, wc would much rather rxtond than diminish tho number.. Wo know of but ono way to accomplish this desirable end, and that is by means of a public reading room, where ell these and many other publications should be made directly available to all our towns, tpon, and at an expense loo trifling to talk about, in comparison with tho advantages thus offered. Wo are awaro of some ob stacles to such an enterprise, peculiar to this place, and prominent among these is the great extent of territory over which our population is distributed. But on the other hand, wo are peculiarly a commer cial and manufacturing people, particularly interested in all the minutia of business in every part of tho county, which can only bo obtained from an inspection of its several organs. Then again our town, more than any other in tho state, is a resort for 6tran. gars during tho travelling season, all of whom are of course, interested in seeing tho papers from their particular section, and whose stop would in many instances, bo materially affected by this circumstance. Other things boing equal, a traveller will tarry longest at that placo where he can avail himself of tho best means of gcu oral information. Indeed there is hardly an individual in this village who docs not in tho course of tho year entertain a friend or two from abroad, who would be extreme, ly gratified to spend on hour in a reading room; but ho is surprised to learn, that no euch establishment exists in Burlington ! Liberal as many of our public houses arc in this respect, they fall far short of the desired object. No individual can afford it on his private acconnt. Tho same facilities we offer for $5, would cost any person not connected with the press, 500. IiuuiesMid with iheso enimdf rntinna, wo have resolved to make another attempt to get up an establishment of the kind, in the room directly under this office, which will bo neatly fitted up for the purpose. The subscription price will be g5. Several in dividuals, however, have offered to double this sum, if necessary to secure tho object. If we can raise a subscription sufficient to cover the actual expense, we shall immc dial cly put the thing in operation, and trust to the futuro for the rest. Wo therefore respectfully invite the co operation of all, who, individually, or in a general point of view, consider the project of sufficient importanco to demand their patronage. A clever cnor op Corn. David Reed 2d Eeq. now of this town, has raised the past season, on his farm in Colchester, one hundred and four bushels of good sound corn from ono acre of land, and this too, without any extra labor or appliances The ground was greensword, turned over late, with fifteen loads of coarse manure spread upon the furrows and harrowed in. The corn was of tho northern Duiton vari ely, planted on tho 25lh May, dressed twico with the harrow and onco with the boo, without hilling. Tho rows were three feet apart, and the lulls two feel in the rows, with generally four stalks in a hill No plaster or ashea wero used, nor was tho land on which the crop grew selected for iti peculiar fertility. Mr. Reed thinks he lias fifty acres in the samo field that would have produced equally well. A quarter of nu acre planted with Dutton seod from the south, produced at about tho saino rato, but bad a much longer growth of stalks, and did not ripen so perfectly. Tho actuul ex peD60 of this crop varies but a fraction from ono shilling a bushel, and the market prico ii one dollar. A pretty fair profit on farm ing ! Wc ore awaro that larger crops have repeatedly bcemiroduccd, but, considering' tho circumstances, this nust be odmittod a very extraordinary yield, ns also a signifi cant indication of the true valuo of our bottom lands. That now alluded to belongs to what is known in this region ns tho Mayo farm, located on Onion Rivor,a miu1 or eo above the Palls, and of which Mr Jloed has recently bocomo the proprietor. We aro deterred from awarding any espe cial credit to Mr. R. for this crop, by ihc recollection that ho is only a bonk farmer a circumstance which it would bo very difficult for eomo of our practical men to reconcile with euch results. Tnt Floiwda Win 'to ne continued.' .-.Despatchce were on Thursday received al the War Office, Washington, announc- j ing that tho Scminolo and other Indians had declined to eomo in to conclude tho treaty at tho timo appointed that thoy had dispersed and disappeared, and that the Florida war must consequently be con cluded hereafter. The Milleii's Pio. Mr. Snm'l Powers of this town, has inUed a Pig which dressed on the Mill inslnnt 2SS lbs. It was but seven months and 2d.is old, weight at n moiilli old 9 11)3. lifl prin cipal food fruin it month old was Indian Wheal. Woodstock Mercury. Now for the Deacon's Pig. Mr. Sam'l Ilickok, of this town, last week dressed two pigs, nine months old, which weighed 338 and 301 lbs. j and on the same day Mr. Moses Unllin dressed two pigs, of tho 6amo litter, which weighed tho one 309, and tho other 292 lbs. making an aggregate of 1240 lbs., and for which 120, cash in hond, was offered, but refused. As to the kind or quality of their food,wc are not informed, though wo presume it was none of the poorest. Tho last timo wc saw them, we had Ferious thoughts of getting tho propri eties iinliutod fnr excessive cruelty to ani mals. They ought at least to have got the legs of these interesting littlo monsters insured, as they bent and groaned most pilcously under their ponderous loads of fat. WESTWARD, IIO ! Why should not all our young men pack up thoir duds and go to the west? Surely they can never think of tarrying in a coun try where the land producos almost sponta ncously one hundred bushels of corn to the acre, and where sucking pigs average three hundred ! OUIt NEIGHBOR. Tho Sentinel silently acquiesces in the doctrines of the President's infamous pro clamation, but wc observe in yestorday's paper a distinct recommendation that one of our citizens should bo served with "tar and feathers," for 6imply performing the duties of a "good citizen," as laid down in that document. Was t here ever such gross inconsistency such an insult to the under derstandings of men. This rccommenda lion too, it should bo borne in mind, pur ports to come from Montreal. Hero then, at the instigation of a foreigner, tho Sen tinel is ready to apply the pitch to a private citizen for simply obeying the injunctions of an authority against which that paper dare not lisp the faintest breath! Of the facts allcdged, we have nothing to say here. Wc simply enter our protest against the principle, or rather the utter want of all principle, involved in this procedure. HARRISON AN1 M'KRSTEK. Nearly every Whig paper in Pennsylva nia has placed the above names at the head of its columns as the popular candidates for the highest offices in tho gift of the people. The fallowing paragraph on tho subject is from the Westchester Record, a paper which has been rather inclined to support other candidates. Nearly all the Anti-Van Buren papers in the State have hoifted the flag of "IIahui son and Wkhsteu." and from the 601)0- rous "vo, heave O !" wo hear from all quarters, we infor they are well pleased with their colors. iwcn in i hiiaueipina, The Morninrr Star, and Poulson's Adverti ser, two daily papers, have the Harrison flag at their mast head, while we infer that several others are ready for tho same course. There is not a Whig or Anti. Masonic paper cast of the Sosquehannah, out of Philadelphia and Chester counties. but what 13 out for Harrison ; and wo know of but ono or two west of that river. For ourselves, we are not disposed to bo hasty in any step we shall take. e mention these facts for public information. LTThe Correspondent of the Conrior & Enquirer, writing from Washington, says that Judge Baldwin of tho United States Supreme Court has recently manifested symptoms of t hat derangement of intellect which afflicted him some three or four years ago. Ho rode into the post office on horeoback a few days siuco to inquire for letters. . IlurtLiNGTON Breakwater. This important public: impiinement, under ihe superinlendanco of Mr. Harwell, has proceeded with n r.ipidily llial cannot fail lo (jive patUfaction lo ilia numerous friends and wall wither lo '.lie improeinent of our haihor. Tin eu bundled feet havo been nearly com. pleled during tlic past fcason, making, willi llio Iwo bundled feel nreviouslv buill, one-fourth of in pro. nosed Icn.lli. It is const rucied of hemlock limber, nroseilat intervals often feel, strongly faslened lo "cllier willi oak ridels, and tho interstices filled wiih stone. It is Funk in ilnriy-lwo lect oi waicr j U fifiv feel in widlh at tho baso. Gradually narrow inc in iliiitv-fiva feel at llio Ion. which iseisht feet above ihe mirfaro of iho water; anil in point of iMienglh and durability, will compare- willi any woik nfilio kind in llio counlrv. When comploled, this woik will idfnrd a serum harbor for any number of vessels, and will bo of incalculable importance in ihn cnmincrcial nrotncritv of our town. At no ilia. lain day, when Lower Canada forma u fieo ami independent nation, u great portion ot ucr irauo will be carried on through llio lake, with New "iork, instead of by iliu dangerous and uncertain outlet of iheSt Lawrence. Then llio importanco nf a safe and commodious harbor, lo (heller the Heels of ineichanimen that will then bo employed, will bo duly appreciated. Sentinel. Judge While has consentod, nt the ro quet of Gov. Cannon, to retain his Boat in tho U. S. Senate through tho coining ses sion. The Governor did not liko tho re sponsibility of appointing u successor. Hon. JV. J. Talhnadgc was complimen ted with n Public Dinner by the Conscrvo. lives of N. York lost week. Ilia exertions in the recent canvusu are warmly Acknow ledged by the Whigs and Conservatives of the Stale. CANADA. There is little or nothing of importance from cither province. Tho court martial is now in session at Montreal, but it ap pears to make little progress. Arrests are almost daily announced, and among others, the Russian Consul nt Boston, whoso fam ily has resided for tho past scoson in Cana da, was last week arrested in Montreal as a suspicious person, and report soys, was treated rather cavalierly by the authorities, Ho was however discharged, with a very humble apology from Sir John. Will this satisfy tho Northern Bear? It is said, with how much truth, wo know nol, that this arrest was made in consequence of information forwarded from this placo. The city of Toronto was recently thrown into a prodigious furmeut, by a couple of men going before Gov. Arthur, and making affidavit that Win. Lyon McKcnzio wss within six miles of the city with an armed force. Tho Governor's proclamation wns immediately circulated through tho chur ches (during service) nnd through the cily offering a reward of jilOOO for his appre hension. Tho placo wan in an uproar of excitement, and a body of regulars forth with despatched in hot pursuit of tho rebels who of courso were not to be found. John G. Parheii. The Kingston, U. C. Ilernl states that this gentleman has been at last sent to Van Dieman's Land, for havidg written and spohen ogainst the British Government. SEizunc -Tho Bu.Talo Commercial Advertiser gives tho following account of an affray which occurcd a', that place "Among tho articles of freight brought up by the' cars from tho fulls last evening, wns a long suspicious looking oox, marKcu "Mill Saws," which attracted the attention of Deputv Collector Dwight. who hap pened to be at the Railroad Depot. The box was carried to the Un ted States Hotel and Mr Dwight took tho liberty of opening it. and found that instead of saws it wns filled with muskots, bayonets, cartridgo boxes, shovels, pick axes, &c, altogether a miscellaneous assortment ot utensils uso fill in carrying on warlike operations. Mr D. feeling himself warranted in seizing them, under tho circumstances did so, and was immediately sot upon by a gang of ruffians who had collected around. Ho defended himself for a while, but soon ws knocked down from behind, kicked and bruised while down and dragged round by his hair, and in the mean tune the articles he had seized wero carrricd off by 6ome person unknown." The same paper makes the following an nounccmcnt. "Wo understand that last night there was a gathering of Patriots to the number of 150 or 200 at i lie foot of Main street. They had n lender who they called Captain, nnd were intending to go up llio lako ns far an Dctiuit, but the wind doing so high as to prevent any steamboat leaving port, they dispersed. Where they catno from nu one could tell Our informant said most of I he m appeared to be Canadians. They carried no arms. Johnson and Birgk' Bill Johnson and Birgo have escaped from tho Marshal, it Auburn. Johnson had been acquitted on the Inst complaint but was held under a former indictment. Birge was held to bail in 3000, and both wero about lobe taken to Albany for commitment. Military Movements. The Detroit Advertiser of the 20ih says that General Brady, accompanied by a detachment of United States' troops left that city on tho day previous in llio Illinois "to intercept one or two steam boats which wore said to be in the employ of the Patriot forces and which were to leave Cleveland on .Monday or Tuesday with the view of rendezvousing al some pnint below that city preparatory to a lnudin? on the Canadian shore." Gen. B ady seems to havo been most egrc. giously imposed upon. Wo think ho will find it n (liflicnlt matter to find nny steam boat in the possession of the Patriots to intercept. Ono thing is certain, no such steam boots have left this port on an expe dition of tho character above mentioned , and the General, for aught that wc can see, will bo under tho necessity of reser. ving his valor for somo futuro occasion. Cleveland Advertiser. In allusion to the above movement, the Dotriot daily Advertiser saya "From in formation which has eomo to our knowl edge, wc arc inclined to think that the plans of llio insurgents aro deeply laid that they havo large resources to draw upon, and that there are many disaffected persons in Canada who ore aiding them." C. A. Hagerman. Of tho leading men in Upper Canada, perhaps there is none of a more sanguinary nnd ulood-thirslv (lis position than Christopher A. Hagerman, Attorney General of Upper Canada, and . r I r IT....- tho confidential ndviser of Gov, Arthur. This man is about forty fivn years of age, stout built. with a countenance the most on preposcssing, perhaps, that was ever beheld. When a young man, ho was notorious for being one of tho most reckless and infamous scoundrels in cxisienco; ond in one of his midniirht brawls, received n cut from eabrc across the nose, that disfigured him for life. Yet this man possessed influential relatives, who, during tho last war, pro cured him a commission as Lieutenant in tho Militia. At tho termination of the war. ho was appointed lo the office of Col lector of Customs forthn Port nf Kingston; and subscnucntly the oIIiccb ol Solicitor and Attorney General, of the province were conferred upon hiin.-uuifaioman. Illinois. Hon. Thomas Cnrlin, Adm. Governor elect of ihia State, is among tho recent victims of tho sickness which has desolated Illinois during tho past season By his decease, Liout. Gov, Anderson becomes Governors vffilio, Wasiiinqton, Nov. 20. Wishing to avail mvsclf of the fine weather for travel ling, nnd to secure comfortable lodgings for the winter, before tho great rush of members should mako it less easy to do so, I have arrived here already a week before tho commencement of tho session. I find very littlo interest in circulation here. Tho Prcsidont is doubtless, busy in preparing his message, in which popular topics will bo made the most of, nnd unpopular ones glossed over, the whole wearing an assumed but deceitful nirof self-satisfaction, ascalm as if New York had ratified his ndministra. Hon, instead of having condemned it and repudiated and renounced himself. Whcth cr ho will be infatuated enough still to press the sub-treasury, after this last signal rejection of that ill. omened measure is, I think, problematical. Tho question will not, I presume, be finally determined until tho arrival of Mr Senator Wright, who is

daily expected. It is possible that rather than risk tho loss of his new allies of South Carolina, tho President may persevere in the recommendation of that mischievous measure, especially as he can gain nothing now by abandoning it. He is now 'stepped in so far,' that to retract is as perilous as to go forward. But as the venerable men-nnd-not.measurcs editor of the Richmond Enquirer, sagaciously romarks,nous verrons. I have said that I find littlo of interest in circulation here. I should except, however, ono subject, which is of doep interest, and on which, from its too frequent occurrence under our own Government, calls impcra. lively for somo preventive legislation : I mean tho defalcation and breach of trust of disbursing officers. There are two cases reported here, of men in high official sta tion, who have, it is Eaid, obuscd their trust, by means of a very reprehensible practice which has grown up under the Jacksonian regime that of allowing the heads of bureaus to draw appropriations for specific objects out of the Treasury, and place the money in bank to their indi vidual credit, and their private unchecked use. I will not, at present bs more partic ular than to say, that one of the officers al luded to has resigned. I regret to Jearn that Judge B. (who is, or was lately here on a visit) has manifested strong symptoms of a return of tho derangement which af fected him two or three years ago. I am informed that he rode into the Post Office a few days since, on horseback, to inquire for letters. Several members have already arrived. Among them, I have met with the worthy Senator Prentiss of Vermont, Mr Bell of Tennessee, Mr Tillinghast of Rhode Island, Mr Johnson of Louisiana, Mr Morris of Pennsylvania, Mr Allen of Ohio, &.c. Perhaps it may be worth men tioning that the first part of Dr Mayo's 'Sketches oj eight years in Washington," will bo published next week. I am told that it will furnish a precious exposition of Jacksonian diplomacy. Many amusing stories arc told of tho effects of tho New Yoik Election on the office-holders here Several cases oHocfcai jfto occurred ; none of which, however, proved fatal. Ono of tho most distressing cases was that of Dr whoso spasms were very 6evcre. When ho revived, it was quite refreshing to percoivo how charitable his sufferings had made him towards Mr. Cloy, in whom he had suddenly discovered innumerable virtues. For the present adieu. Unless something important transpires in the course of tho week. I shall not write you again before the assembling of the Grand Nation al Sanhedrim. Cor. nf the Cour. & Emj. Tin: North-Eastern Boundary. We learn .from Bangor, Maine, by wny of Boston, thai the Commissioners and iMigi necrs appointed by Governor Kent, to ex plorc the disputed territory, and, if pos siblo to ascertain the true boundary line between Maine and New Bauimvick, or, in other svords, our North' Eastern Boun dan, arrived at tho former place on Mon day last, and that their cnorts have been crowned with complete success. The great problem to be solved, was, to oscer tain the exact location of the 'highlands' between the waters emptying on the one side into the river at. Lawrence, and the other into tho Atlantic ocean. Tho British diplomatists have denied that there wero any such highlands in tho contempla ted regions, It is stated that the Commis sioners havo not only ascertained that there are such highlands, but that they rise in some places into mountains ; and they have moreover, discovered the boundary line, itself, as marked out by the Commissioners under the trenly of 1783, and all tho moiiu monts established at that time to fix tho lino. This information, if, as is supposed by the Eastern editors, will lead to the settlement nt onco of tho controversy be tween tho United States and Great Brilan on this subject, is not less welcome than jinporlnut. TEXIAN TROUBLES, The Indians in Texas seem determined to givo their whito neigbors a great deal of irouuio. Un or about the 20th ultimo, i party of 5 surveyors, stationed above Box nr, wero sol upon by the Indians. Thu savages boing discovered nt n distance, one of tho surveyors immediately fled to Bexar nnd gavo notico of tho npproiich of the Indians a parly of 13 immediately wont out, if possiblo to ascertain the numbers nd intentions of the savages. Thoy had proceeded about 3 miles, when thev du coyored a party of Indians hovering nbout them. They halted and waited for the Indians in tho open praric. The Indiuns immediately attacked them, with tho in tention of preventing their return to Bexar. Fight they must, and did, with the greatest intrepidity ; but tho crafty Indians instantly gavo way nt their approach, and closing behind them as they passed, thowercd upon them such a volley of spears nnd arrows, that 8 of thu 13" were killed. Four of tho residuo wero wounded, and escaped with difficulty to Bexar. The next day a party of the citizens of Bexar, went out and found tho bodies nf llio C persons killed, and two of ihu sur veyors. Gen. Rush has had a skirmish with a band of different tribes of Indians, in which tho Tcxians wero victorious. They had 11 men severely wounded, but none killed. Tho enemy suffered severely, as several of their dead were fount! alter tho hction. Among them wero Caddos, Coospattics, Biloxlcs, one Cherokee and two Mexicans. The forco of tho Indians wns estimated to bo very large, os tho ground occupied by them was near half a mile in length. The Tcxians numbered 200. t here has been several murders of Tcxians by tho Indians, in different parts of the Re publicseveral small actions havo taken placo, in all of which the Texians were victorious. These Indian difficulties ore assuming a serious aspect, and threaten to terminate in tho shedding of some blood before the contest closes. Boston elected but twenty of tho sixty Representatives in the Slato Legislature to which she is entitled at the regular election. The reason is to be sought in tho Temperance agitation. The opponents of the new Temperance Fifteen Gn'lon Law obtained the ascendancy in tho Whig Nominating Committee, and put forward their own men na the regular Whig ticket. Tho Temperance men seceded nnd put up a senarntc lickot. So there was no choice. At the Special Election on Monday week. the vote stood Regular Whig 3,142; Amory Hall or Temperance 2,003 ; Van Burcn 1,037: no choico acorn. The Con stitution forbids anothor trial so Boston will have only twenty Members of the next House. These were on both the Whig tickets. Sluart and Douglass. The Vandalia Register asserts positively that every vote given, or claimed to bo given, for Mr. Douglass, whether written 'Stephen A 'William A.' or 'John A.' havo been allowed to Stephen A. Douglass, and every clerical mistake against htm has been cor rected, and still Sluart has a majority We believe the statement. Messrs. Prentiss and Word, Represen tatives of Mississippi in Congress, both decline a re-election on account of the urgency of their private business, but noi. ihcr has resigned his scat in tho present Congress. Instructions. Six hundred nf the eight or nine hundred voters of Copiah County, Miss., have instrocted their four Adm Members of the Legislature lo voto for a U. S. Scnotor adverse to tho Sub Treasurv Scheme. The Members will either obey or resign. The Weather This whole section of coontrv, so far us wo havo heard, cxperi. oncod tho moat sudden change from a mild to a severely cold temperature on Saturday last. Within a few hoors, the mercurv fell from considerable above the freezing point to zero ; in Dutchess County to 1" lielow, ond nt Ldtchhetd, Conn, to 4" bo low zero. Of course, our canals all froze op solidprobably to remain so till noxt April; the Connecticut River wasobslruc led, and the Hudson froze down below Hudson. Wo bolieve this is earlier than our river navigation has been obstructed in several years; and it is rarely that our river closes without a snow-storm. Tin time, tho sky was clear throughout. The steamboat Rochester is frozen in nt Castle ton, nine miles below Albany. A". Yorker Lamentable Accident. Wc regret to learn thai a fatal accident happened to Mr Jonas Marble, in Hinsdale. N. II.) nu Monday morning last. The roof of Mr Mi houso having taken fire near the ridge, ail jacent to t he stove pipe, he ascended on the outside with a pail ot water to extinguish i'. Tho weather was intensely cold, and the water thrown upon the roof immediate, ly congealed loice. forming a most danger ous looting. Mr M. no sooner attempted to descend than he slipped and fell to tho ground, striking upon his head, which was badly fraclurcd. Surgical aid was obtoined from this village, but without avail; he lived bul n few hours. After gelling her husband into tho house, Mrs Marble, wo understand, by applying water under I lie roof, kept the fire in check until a daughter had procured assistance from the neighbors, who succeeded in extinguishing it. The stove-pipe, it is said, was carried through tho roof without any chimney a very un safe mode, and wc mention it as a caution to some of our neighbors. lirallleborough paper. Sun Treasury Beuties. Now that the election is over, the Government fiiuh time to look a little into the condition of tho New York Custom House. The Col lector is off with a million and a half of dollars! His term of service expired six months ago, and although n defaulter lo this frightful amount, not a syllabic was said or a Mop taken by the Administration until tho Election was over! Thirteen hundred thousand dollars, of iho Nutioual Troae.ure, compared with the interests of the parly, was an unimportant item ! Iiniiiediutoly after our Election, the So licitor of llio Treasury was scut to Now York lo do what had been neglected for six months. After going through with the fnrnis of an examination, it was given out ihat Mr. Swartwout was a defaulter in tho sum of $1,250,000 This has been known to tho Government for six months. And during ill in six mouths, tho subordinate, officers uutlcr whoso eye and with whoso knowledge this robbery had been commit ted, were continued in tho same offices under tho present Collector. For the loss of this million and a quarter nf tho peoplo'fl money, tho Administration is diroctly responsible. Tho defalcation has been accruing for eight years, under tho eye of tho Secretary of Iho Treasury. Tho fact of the defalcation, though known to the Government, wns concealed from the people until after their election. Thu Cashier of tho Cu3tom-Ilouso, who allowed the Treasury to bo thus plundered, has boon kept in office, under the Collector, and lor ought wo unow,that another mil lion may bo filched from tho Treasury. PltlNTINO roR TUB llMNU. A Ljl,t of thn most interesting description that ran wnll hr imagined was exhibited in tho High Church, Glasgow, on Sunday. All th0 young in mates, malo and femalo,of tho Dlind Asylum, anpoarou logoincr ai mo service tor tho lirst timo in this part of tho country with thoir own nowly printod raised loiter Psalm Books. When llio psalm was given out, thoy seemed generally to find tho placo with as much facil ity as their next neighbors who wero blessed with vision ; and it was most gratifying to obscrvo that they could follow tho lino with perfoct ptccision. Scottish Guardian. Close Votino. Tho elections this year havo been romarkablo for many closo contests. In tho third district in Illinois, out of forty thousand votes, the Whigcandidato succeeded by fivo majority. In Maryland, out of fifty fivo thousand , tho Loco Foco candidate suc ceeded by 311. In saveral of tho Conrrrcs- sional districts in Now York, tho Loco Focos wero chosen by less than ono hundred, and in tho third senatorial district, out of 49,074 voles given, llio Loco Foco candidate had but a majority of 4B1 and in Delawaro a member of Congress is elected by 42 voles ! The Ohio 74, is now lying at the en trance of Butler milk Channel, un tho eve of her departure for llio Mediteranean. l hc nicasurmcnt burden is 1092 tons, and her draft of water is 25 feet. Her canvass for a single suit of tails covers a space of very nearly equal to two acres. She car ries 102 guns, viz: 30 421b. caronadeson her spar deck. 34 32lb. long guns tin the main dock. 34 42lb. long guns on iho lower deck. Her bread room holds 1700 barrels. Sho has on boards about 1000 men.-A.F. Star. A Cautious Widower. In a villigo of Picardy, after a long sickness, a farmer's wilb foil into a lethargy. Hor husband was willing, good man, to believo her out of pain, and so , according to the custom of that country, sho was wrapt in a shoot, and carried out lo bo buried. But, as good luck would havo it, tho bearers carried her so near a hedge, that tho thorns pierced the sheet, and waked the woman from her irancc. Somo years after sho died in reality ; and as llio funeral passed along, tho husband would every now and then bawl out "Not to near tho hedge ! not too near tho hedge, neighbors!" Discipline. When Kleber was in Egypt, ho sustained, during fivo hours, with only two thousand men, tho united efforts of twenty thousand. Ho was nearly surrounded, was wounded, and had only a narrow defile by which to escape. In this extremity ho called to him a chief do baltallion, named Chevar din, for whom he had a particular regard, "Take," said he to him "a company of gran adicrs, and stop the enemy at the ravino ; you will bo killed, but you will savo your com rades." "Yes, general," replied Chevradin. Ho gavo his watch and pocket book to his servant, executed tho order, and his death, in fact, arrested the enemy and saved Iho Fiench. The Bachelor's Definition ov x Husiiand. An animal to run of errands, bring water, cut wood, and do all other jobs for 'missus.' DIED. In tliis town, on the 4lh inst. Wolfied Nelson, son of Jeremiah 1'otter, aged four nnd u half months. It died lo iin, it died to care But for a moment Celt the rod. O mcurner, such the Loid Declares, Such, aie the children of our God. Com. ECLES1AST1CAL NOTICE. The noxt circular conference oftho Church es in Chittenden County will be hold in JFil liston, commencing on Tuesday next at 10 o'clock A. M. All tho churches on tiio South side of Onion ltiver, aro expected to be rcpre. sented by their pastors or delegates. J. K. CONVERSE. .fiegi'jer. December 6, 1838. Wood Choppers Wanted. ?j"RjZ subscribers wish to contract for the "eSi culling and drawing of 1000 cords of wood, immediately. Iickok and Catlin. Bank of Burlington. NOTICE in hereby given, that a meeting of the stockholders of tho Bank of Uur lingion, will ho holdcn al thoir Banking Houso on Tuesday the tith day of January next at 11 o'clock, A. M. for the purposu ofelecticg seven Directors, for tho year ensuing. Dec. 7, 1838. It. G. COLE, Cash. Farmer's Sc Mechanic's Bank. IflT ii? stockholders of tho Farmer's and vk Mechanic's Bank, are hcteby notified that a meeting will bo holdon at their Banking Jiouso on tho second Tuesday of January next at 2 o'clock P. M. to make choice of seven Di. rectors of said Bank, for tho year ansuing By ordor oftho Hoard. C. F. Warnek, Caih. Burlington, Dec. 5. 1838. 3w BOOTS ilND SHOES. OF all dosetiptions, selling very low, at tho New Boot and Shoo Store. Men's Kip Hoots, Men's coarbo Boots, Men's Kip Brog.ins, Mou's thick Brogaus, Boys coarse Bools, Boys Kip and thick Brogans, Children's Boots, Brogans &c.&c. Forsalo aschoap ns can bo purchased else where. E. J. FAY. Burlington, Church St. Dec. 5. Dancing Academy. JUJt. C SAUNDKltS MOST regretfully beg e.ie lo inform llio La dies and Gentlemen uf ltui hnsion and iciniiy. lhal his Darning Academy ill oien on Saturday Dec. 15th, at Mr. J. lloH.itd'j Assembly Room, fur the iusliurlion of joung Ladies, Aliaics and Muster, in Dancing and Waltzing ; und would solicit a fchaie of patronase from his (Vieinl nnJ tho public, pledsinff himself thai no pains will bo r-pated in fbi warding hi punils in the polite ac romplhbment of Danciaj in all it branches. Par ticular attention will I'd paid to the manners and demeanor of those eninuied lo his caro. An easy, b'uceful, nnd genteel sly le of dancing, und a varie ty of llio newest and imjM fashionable Cotillions and Walues will bo taught. '1'vrnis of tuition $3,G0 per nuarter. A quarter entitles the scholar lo iwelso leafolK, anil one public, which will be fjivtn expressly fur die admission of parents ami h ie inli uf iho scholars. Hours of aiteudance, from 2 to 0 o'clock, P. Al, air. Saunders would also give notice (hat his evening school will commencu un Monday Dec. iho lOih. 'llio Young Ladies' Class for the first four evenings, will bo formed al two o'clock, P. M, Burlington, Dec, 7, 1833,