Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, January 18, 1839, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated January 18, 1839 Page 2
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V!T 1R "k )ti W E& (E ST 1 U0 vti va, 'W vt, V It 1 1) A Y M O It N I N G, JANUARY, 18. Finns. We are getting lo bu quite citi fied One lire every week sometimes two and now we begin to go it two n day. On Wcdnosduy morning, Louis, the Raibcr, treated us to quite n lilllo flare up in the attic of his 6liup. just in the rear of Lathrop &. Polwin's. Wo were woke from our slumbers tby ho cry of "water ! water ! whero shall we get it? where!" And Echo answoted "where !" In the mean time the flame had hurst through llio roof, and was scraping acquaintance with Thomas's barns. A levy was finally made upon the tea kettles and wash-bowls in the noighborhoood, and water enough procured to extinguish the lire, some twenty gal Ions in the whole ! One would suppose that this was "glory enough for one day." About three o'clock, however, Justice Pike sung out, "Fire' up in this neighborhood 'hit or miss;" and all hnnd3 turned out to see the old row opposite Hie Methodic Chapel purified by tire. Hut some one having taken the pre caution to procure n barrel of water before hand, it was got under without much difli cuny, nnu we arc spared the necessity ol eaying any thing about loss or insurance. In view of these brilliant little triumphs over the devouring clement, who will hereafter be so foolish as to spend his breath in talking n.bout the necessity of reservoirs of water, and the like? W shall not. One man says he has got water enough, and will lake care of hit own property, if others will do the same Another, with ten thousand dollars buildings, and no water, is willing to pay as muck as the humble tenant who hires Ills' home! and no more; while the much larger class, who have comparatively little nt stake, are growing very philosophical on the subject. So we go. BURLINGTON FIRE CO.UPANV. The annual meeting of the Fire company takes place on Wednesday evening at Howard's. We hope there may be a full attendance, as we arc told a proposition will bo submitted to dissolve the company, and leave evoi y individual to take care of himself. Delaware. It is not probable that this State will elect a Senator at pesent. The Whigs have a majority in the House and the Administration in the Senate: and as there is no law requiring (he two Houses to meet in joint committee, boih, it is said, havo put themselves upon their reserved rights, and will leftve the Senatorial ques tion to bide the rebult o( another Canvass oflho people. VinoisiA. The Legislature of Virginia met on the 7ih inst. Thomas W. Gilmer, (.Whig) was elected Speaker by no almost unanimous vote. Gov. Campbell's lakes very strong ground against the sub-lreasu. ry, and denounces in no equivocal terms tho whole Bcntonian policy. Two. thirds the members of both branches it is said, arc dead against the rub treasury project. N. Carolina. The legislaltireof North Carolina recently instructed their Senators to vote against the tublrcasury bill, against surrendering the public land to the states, and against sundry other loco foco meas ures of the administration. These gentle man, Messrs Mangumund Brown with, out waiting for an official copy of the resolutions, have addressed n letter to the legislature inquiring whether it is intended that they t-liall "obey or resign." In reply to which, both branches of the legislature say that the original resolutions were sufficiently plain to bo comprehended by any one desirous of understanding them, nnd that self-respect forbids any further ac tion on the subject. Florida. The Convention for organiz ing a State Constitution, assembled nt the city of St. Josephs on the 3d ult. Judge Reid.ofSt Augustine, was elected Presi dent and J. Kwolwes, editor of (ho Talla hassee Watchman, Secretary. A letter from a member of the Convention, says- "With the example of so many Slates before u. we think thero can bo but little difficulty ui forming a Constitution, unless wo set up our wisdom ngniost that of all the rest of the Slates. On the subject of banks, I apprehend more difficulty than on any other." The latest news from Vera Crux, re ceived at New Orleans, is to the 3d or lth of December, and brings tho important statement that Mexico ha. declared war against France that tho sorviccs of Santa Ana have been accepted by hi government and in his first engagement liu received a wound v hich rendered the amputation of a leg necessary. Tho reader will remember that when wo published tho pusilanimous treaty jnln which Rincon, Governor of Vera Crtiz entered with tho French commander, wo stated '.hat although on the eido of the Frenchman there was no doubt ol his mj. thorily to treat, Gov. Ricon's treaty making powers were not so clear ; and that tho Moxican Government might rtf.isolo ratify I . f , r.- i. ins uuings. i low unys anerwnrus uiiito - were received from Tnmpico, which 6tated hat tho Mexican Government had refused to ratify or acknowledge tho treaty made by Rincon. It was remarked upon the re ceipt of this news by some of our colcin- pornrics that it could not bo true, as sufii cicnt timu had not elapsed for the Mexican Government to hear of the bombardment of St. J on p. do Ulloa, act upon it, nnd transmit the intelligence to Tnmpico. The riddlu is now unriddled by the fact that before the news of tho bombardment of St. Juan do Ulloa was received at Mexico and even before tho attack was made, the Mexican Congiess had passed nn act authorising tho President to declare war, in case of iho commencement of hos. tilities by the French. It was upon this act of Congress that the statement that Rtnr.on'a treaty was disallowed by Govern, mcnt was predicated. It wasn forgono con clusion which has-been subsequently veri fied by the Executive, who has declared war in form against France. It will be remembpered that among tho stipulations of I! incon was one that ho would keep but troops enough in Vera Cruz In act as a police or grrndarmci ic, under the dictation of the French. Tho first act of tho Mexican Government wan to send Santa Ana, at tho head of 5000 men, lo gnrison Vera Cruz. The French hearing of his approach seot a party on shore to spike the guns in Vera Cruz. The Mcxi cans fell upon the party thus employed slaughtered a considerable number, mid drove the survivors to their boats'. In tin engagement or skirmish Santa Ana received the wound before spoken of, and Gen. Arista was mode nrisoncr bv I ho French. It U further stated that the French had bom barded and retaken Vera Cruz. Our counts are however very meagre the loss on cither side is not given, and I he particu lars received which wo have endeavored lo classify and arrange, aru loosely slated. We wait for more dt. finite and authentic accounts. In the mean while we must say that these events aro by no moans unexpected In ns at least. The too prevalent fashion of underrating Mexico, her character, strength, and resources, produced by Texan sympathy, has not misled us, inas much as we have been deficient in extreme partiality for the young republic. We have regarded the long refusal of the Mexicans lo yield before the menacing and unreasonable demand of France as a course of conduct which ha reflected honor on tho Mexicans as a nation. Admit what her enemies say of her, that she is lorn by intestine squabbles and jealousies, and weakened by bad government, and her honorable resistance to a foreign power is placed in a light still more creditable. We fancy that the French will find aciunl war a still more difficult thing to manage than a mcro blockade. In the latter caso supplies could be obtained from shore, openly but in time of actual hostilities the matter is not so easy. We hope that Texas as we trust she will will so far forget former enmity in her present profit as to make neutral porta depots of goods for Mexico, her merchants the factors, and her roads and boundary towns tho means of conveyance of goods to (he Mexicans. The trade which has thus sprung up during the blockade, will reach its consu 'nation during the war; nnd ihn advantage of n final acknowledgment of Texian Inde pendence by Maxico will thus be secured, not on'y without bloodshed, but by cement ing a friendship It is said Hint Texas nnd Franco havo recently concluded a treaty. Tho terms aro unknown tn usbut if ihev have compromittcd the rights of Texas, as a neutral power, in relation to Mexico, thero can bo little Yankee shrewdness among the diplomats of the young republic. A foreign war may and will do Mexico good by healing her domestic quarrels, nnd uniting (actions in defence of the country againn n foreign foe. --.A. Y. Sun. A few weeks ago it will be remembered that a paragraph went the rounds, origina ting in the New Haven Herald, to Iho of feet that the United Stales Rrig Consort had been fired into by ihc French block ading squadron in the Gulf of Mexico. Tho following more particular occonnt of the matter is given in a recent number of tho Herald, being nenpy of n loticr receiv ed at New Haven from some one on board the Consort. It is dated Vera Cruz, Nov. 20. "Dear Sir : Wo arrived here day be fore yesterday, last from Havana. Ueforo we made tho land we full in with several French men of war, without sporikiii" us, on account of gnles of wind. Wo hdvo to for two days. The weather having mod crated, wo Blood in for tho land, which wo made early in the morning of the 24th, When wo were within threo miles of Hm CnMlo of St Juan d'Ullon, a shot was fired athwart our bow by the French brig of war Alciedes, of 22 gnus. Wo hove lo, when another shot was lired nt im, Filled away and stood down to him, ho being to loo ward. When within half a mile" ho fired again ngain wo hove lo. Hy this tim0 he gained tho windward, nnd came down to us with square yards. In coming down, ho. fired nnnlho.r shot, which cjmo vcrj nnnr cnrrvili!? nwaV Olir ilvins lib bootll very I - - - - ; .- , , r i i i n;n.l wore snip minor Ills cit.-in, wiil-ii liu uiii"." iiTand ordered us down to the Admiral, who ordered us lo nuchnr, mill wotilil not allow us to proceed to town, saying there was an understanding between ins govern ment nnd the British lor their vessels Vnu ean indue our fcclinirs better than I can describe them at. thin being ordered nbout by the French. Out Captain has written n letter to tuc Uommantior, on. inandingaii explanation of his firing into us." Russia, America, Canada, and Eno land In regard to the connivance be tween this government and the rebels, and the understanding betveen both and the Russian Government oi the subject of the Canada invasions, public opinion seems much divided in Enghnd. The London "Times" of tho 14th, siys : There has always hem a sort of political ennuolrv carried on b'lween tho United Stales and Russia, Ihobond and cement of their courtship being, cf course. a common sentiment of kindness Uwards ureal urn nin. Wo do not by any tteans affirm, for we have not evidence to p'ove, that Mr. Van Huron has had n sharo in ihc ttiniporiugs of Russian agents with nnd in favor ol'reb. old against the Crown f Rtigland. or with foruifjn incendiaries nnd marauders upon her soil ; but there are proceedings which look very like connivance, m this atlair. CA,VA I) A . Execution. The Kingston Spectator of January 4th 6tat(s that on that dy Christopher Buckley, Sylvester Lawlou RusscI Phillips, and Duncan Anderson convicted of participation in the Prcscott affair were executed. Varranis were Ecnt for the execution of Leonard Delino nnd Anderson Leeper, who wcro not brought forward. It said they aro reprieved. much larger number of spectators were present than at the late executions, and among I hem, a good sprinkling of persons in teaman's apparel. MnvniE.w., January 15 Wo under' stand Hint Ills Excellency Sir John Col borne, will bu installed in the Government of British North America, to morrow fore noon, at the Government House. Sentence of death was hist evening offi cially communicated to eight of ihe Stole prisoners nt present incarcerated in the jail of ihn city. The five following, viz: 1 terrc llienplulc Deeoigne, (Nolary.) Ambroise Snngiiinet. ) , ., Charles S.ii.ginnel: S bro,l,ers- rrnncus Xavior Hanieliu, otherwise called I'elit Ilaoielin, anil. Joseph Robert, (Captain.) will bi- executed on Friday next, the four last named were oonvicleil of the murder of the late Mr. Wnlkcr. Captain Morm is ono ol tho ilirco others to whom a knowl edge of their awaiting fate was imparled. Herald. Uj we gave no account, some days 0"n, of a trooper havinj boon wnylaid nnd inr,.' treated by some Canadians near Chateau guny. A very different, and, it nppenrs, n triiii version ol the nfl'iir, icpreserils the trooper lo have been the aggressor, and to have entered a Canadian homo nrd held a pistol to the brca-t olone olthe inmates to enforce compliance with a demand lor liquor. He was upon this, disarmed, but having procured the aid cf snmu of his comrades, ho returned, and one of i hoin wantonly shot a Canadian it tho shoulder. The trooper was intoxicated at the, lime, and he. together with his enmrndo who wounded ilioCanadinn. hnvobeen dismissed from the service. Courier. A piecn of Ordnance (a ship gunl nnd two barrels of gun powder vinru brought in Town to-day. from Si. Tlnmn, bv Mr. Russell, Assistant Supnrint'nihnt, nnd n party of the Police. Dr. Pacini's liou-e was searched lor arm, but none found there. The Doctor was absent. We be lieve thero was no warratt against him. Quchcc Gazette. The St. James Chuscli Toronto, n hand some structure, wasdesloycd by fire on Sunday week. C O N GKJSS. January 0 In the Smaio, on Monday, n communication was riceived from the Secretary of iho Treason, in conformity to a resolution of iho 4ih in.taut, in ralntion to the keeping and diMursiug of public monies in foreign count riis, which was re ferred to the Committee on Finance. A communication was received from the Secretary of War asking i,n appropriation to prevent tho sprond ofsmall pox among tho Indians of the Upper Mis-nuri. nnd referred to iho Committee ol Indian nlTairs. The special order of ihedn. being the hill lor tho reduction and graduation of the public lands wa debaied three hours, after which the Sennlo adjonrneJ. In tho Hoiiro petitions were presented from the several states aid among them wo notice a great iiiimberiif abolition po. tilinns. A pel n with 205 signatures among which was lint ,f Mr. Bryant, editor or the Evening P()!.t prayed the re peul oflho resolutions ngnitift nnliiinns on slavery introduced by ;r Aiherion of Now Hampshire. Mr. Wise said ho had a petition to present of rather a singular character : It had been forwarded ti him, 'and was nddres,ed to the House of Representatives. It camo to mo from one woman and one man. He could not sav whether or not they were joined together. Their names were J. S. White and Lmiisn Grosveuor. of Calais, in tho state of Maine. Thero was n seal upon the paper also of a singular character. Stamped upon tho wax was Iho representation of n sheafof wheat sit ting on an end in a wheat Held. Tho in- criplinn thereon was "yon deserve n thrashing." Mr W. then went on to say that he c iuhl not tell whether it wni him self or oihors who were designated ns do Berving "ihe thrashing." Ho Hmt as il might, Iho prayer of tho petition was that ti e Honso would rescind its standing reso lution by which all abolition papers ure laid upon tho table. Mr W. then moved, in substance, that! iho Whole omI instructions to tnniirt n nicnlitlin,. mg i up a men on resolutions," nnd more especially mat portion of them by which Abnlition papers ore laid upon the table on presentation; that the memorials already received by I Id House and hud on the Inble be taken from the files of iho House nnd relumed lo the potit miters, nnd that in fu lure nil abolition memorials, of whatever charncler, ho not leeched by this House.,wn UIISMIir, mO rPSOIUMOII wns laid over one dnv nrnler the ml,. M . Ciishing of Massachusetts presented the resoives oi i ue liocu-iaturo ol Massachu setts, passed at its last session, and also a long scries of resolutions dcfininiur the powers ol i no Federal Government, declar ing Mr. Athertou's resolutions unconstitu tional. It lavs OVer also, under llw, rnlno Mr Adams nro; n i, m, I (V, sundry inhabitants oflloston, in the State of Massachusetts, nskin Conrfress lo ro- move Hie present seat of goverment from

the District of Columbia, lo some point north, where Ihe principles of the "Decla ration oi independence" are not treated ns a "mere rhetorical flourish." Laid on tho Inble, yeas 108. nays 33- Jan. 9. The Senate was at work neatly all day upon the Graduation Land Bill, with which nrobublv nntimwr will i, this session. They have but nbout seven wui-us in worn in ntiu ttie bill will lmv to pnss tho House ordeal after going thro' the Senate; if indeed the other branch do not get up n hill of h,:r own which will bo lound at ihe Inst moment irreconcilcable with the Senate bill. In the house, the principal themo was defalcations generally, nnd Mr. Swart wout's in particular. An act wn passed "lo provide for carrying into effect a con vention b.Mwoun the United Slates of America, nnd tho republic oT Texas, nnd for mnrking tho boundary between that republic and the United States." Bills . .. . , " unking appropriations for the civil nnd 1 rlmlitnint in i vtuiiina f 1 1,., e.. w " Kuriiiin-iii lor , IU9; am. ndiog ihe net lo authorize the , I-.SUO of I reaMirv Notes; f,,r tlw, .,,,,,,, 1 - , ... , , t-",M,,,,i ui i in.- iniiiiiiry jiuuiiuiny oi i lie U. Stales for 1039; and for the continuation of the Cumberland road in Ohio. Indiana nm Illinois, were referred to the Committee of the Whole. Jan. 10 The Land Rill was again the iheinebefore the Senate, iho question being on the adoption of Mr. Clay's sub. siitnle for tho original Rill which is in llect "liial uclwil settlers anxious lo have a farm from forlv to filiv ncres. murlit nnr chase the same nt 50 centi per acre il llini- ,l,,lrnl I,, r.,. u I'-, . , fin . I. ... are nnowou io ouinin it at 73 cents if yon rnirioiioor" they do not exceed 300 acres, ihoy can "Yes." purchase at gl pcrncre; hut all over thut.j The whole suuled Frenchman in atwink ihey are to pay ihe mimimum prices estnb-1 ling Capped a woman's nightcap on Hie lUlied by law 1,25 per acre. soldier's bend and hurried him into the bed I Ins you aru lo understand is far lands 1 w"h his wife, who wa in the snmo room. Hint have remained unsold after they have, '''ho clothes were scarcely adjusted, ere been in the market fifteen years. The ! llu' British entered in pursuit, but seeing other part was hot a modification of that (1Illy two women in bed, and Ihe French' IMI which Gai. Jackson put in Ins breeches "' up, they a-ked for the ri hel they had pocket in contempt of both Houses of een enter n moment before. Tho French Congress, (and that plmnt tool, Roller, the j pointed lo t lie bii-h through the back then Attorney General, sustained him m i door, and ihey went pell moll m chase ol it.) On this amendment, tiller an able '1. fy me aid nt nn noble .n...-l. f.... M- 1.1... I - .. . lu.r.n on.l ... ... . -f -P objects, was voted down bv 29 to 13. I must premise, however, that Mr. Clay had said hu thought il n bad time to touch Ihc -ystem. that it had heller be lei alone until another Congress, or until after the enumeration of Uio next census. The amendments of the Committee were sus tained, after which Ronton moved to adopt so much of Mr. Clays's ns I have given you above, which was adopted by a voto of 22 lo 19. An unimportant but exciting debate sprung up upon n motion to print certain re .nous ndopicd by the Leir,.niuro ol Vermont, tonchin-r 'he subiect'of Slaverv. ir. l'reniiss ol Vermont presented the resolutions They embodied snntimenis sirongly hostile to the sy-tem of Slaverv, and fnv.irabh! lo tin! Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia. Mr. Premiss, in presenting them, made the customary moi ion u print. Mr. Foter ol Teen, objected, Mr. Calhoun spoke m a very excited manner in regard to the re-olulions from Vermont. Ho was not only opposed to pruning, but considered the resolutions ns dang-rous nnd destructive lo the Union ol Ihe Slates The course of Ihe Abolition ists he considered destructive of the best interests of the Slate, nnd, if peri-isied in, would forthwith lead to ihc dissolution of the Union. Mr. King of Ala. spoke in a manner still mnro excited, and said if iho mailer em bodied in the resolutions was discussed nnd con-idered, he and Ins friends would leave ihe Hall, and tho Union would be dissolved. Mr- Lumpkin of Geo. was surprised that the mill inn In nrint rIkioIiI Iin rinrcwlnil in and moved that the motion to print be laid on I ho table. Mr. Prentiss said that he asked fur prin ting ns an net of courtesy to the Stnto that he represented, and ho was surprised that the million should be objected to, Tho Yeas and Nays were demanded, nnd Iho motion to print was rejected Yeas 9, Nays 27. Legal On Dir. A curious legal in. quiry is shortly to come before ono of our courts, which may seriously affect iho per sonal character of a very distinguished member of Hie bar. Rumor says that tho gentleman was privately married lo n very handsome farmer's daughter in Vermont, before his arrival in tlm city, nnd that he prcvniled on the young lady'to slny at homo for n few months, so ns to enab'o him lo establish himself in New York. Shortly nfior his arrival hero, ho married the daughter o a wealthy clergyman, with whom ho had a largo fortune, and entirely deserted Ins first love. Recently that young ladv was deprived of her father by death, mid being thrown thereby on her own resources, she came hero nnd put her case into tho hands of ono of the most ouuennt professional men in tho eiiy. St rung rll'orls aro making by tho Rev. papa of tho second wife, to portion off the young lady from Vermont; but sho snvs that untiling but tho possession of tho gn'l lant barrister will satisfy her, and prevent the expose Ironj coining before ho world. -T. Y. Iferald. Prices in the West. From the list of I of provisions nt Detroit, which wo subjoin, it will bo perceived that Ihe pro portion of producers compnrcd with the speculators is rapidly gaining. During the Hmos of speculation, the prices ranged much higher, ns few thought of cultivating soil which would bring largo profits without tho aid of the plough or hoc. Flour, per barrel, 0: Crt,n Meal per bushel. 75 cents ; Oats, 40; tiny per ion, $10 ; Fresh beef, per bundled. $4 00 ; Hut ier, I'resh roll 31 cent"; Wood per cord. $2. 50 ; Pork per hundred, $U ; Chickens, per pair, 37 cunts; Potatoes, per bushel, 50. Just. John Uoylc, chief clerk of the Navy Department, has been dismissed by Mr. Paulding, for having, in a controversy, struck passed midshipman Walsh, in his office. 0Vn learn with regret that Mr. A. C. Flngg Comptroller, has recently hnd nn other attack of parnlysis, or palsy, which has rendered iiiin incapable of replying to his nomernoj rm ri'-tmnil.uil a lullli liu iick. nl promptness, thereby causing grent delay and inconvenience lo them. jY. Y. Sun The Chicago Democrat gives nn account of n very distressing accident. A buy in lending n horse to water, tied tho halter about his wrist. The horso became fright ened, and ran two miles, dragging the boy by his side. The lad's head was dashed entirely to pieces. Strang k, hut True - In the bnu?e of Correction ul South Boston, on the 27th till nn Irish woman gave birth lo a child while asleep in her cell. Sho declares, positively, that sho knew nothing nbout U until awakened by Hie infant's cries! UM,,,., tlw, ,i .i i... .i ".." i",; ii'.ui v,id win-m il uy me WHICH man, sho camo out nnd walked up three e . .... . . ' mgiiis oi stairs lo I lie inwpitnl, without the loaa inconvenience, declnrni" that she fell ;, n n...i... 'n- " juiiu vi;ii. iKiMtiu i tines. A Noni.t: Fni'.NciiM n. During (ho re treat of the Patriots, niter the battle ol Windsor, on the 4ih inst., a soldier had in IsoniiMvav. got sonaraU d from Iin cimnnnv. J nd being hot ly pursued by the Hniisti troops, look refuge in ihe humble dwelling I "f a Frenchman, which happened to beat baud. It was early in the morning; the I f renchman had n.-en, but his wife hud not. The soldier hastily a.-ked, "Are you n Patriot ?" "Oui, Monsieur," said the Frenchman, American sod. Caution to Paper Make-; James Martin died on Tuend.iy, at Pallor-no. N. J. from inhaling gas used in bleaching rags in Mr. Uutler's pappr mill. Several others in the mill were al-o seriously affected. A I.1TTI2 THE QUICKEST YET 111 tilt" presence of 7(1 pers'iiis in Lond ni. a parcel of rags were recently taken, made into pa per, oneil, and printed on. in five minutes ' tmeii mis ci'ieru v uecomo'i uinvers; i,,r ' "T I'"1"'' m" I J ll0lr 'n'-lHl V'" J""'"18 Wl" bu '"PPcd off, and lucked !m'l,,r. 1 llolr nlK!, 1,1 ''PO of a hand- bill advertising vagrants, before thev it. Broom conv The uinnuacinru of Corn Rrootns appears to bo introducing itself into the middle nnd southern Slates. Rv 'inlrndueing its,.f We mean to say, that some Yankees have established thu ouhure of this crop nt Georgetown, uenr Wa-h tngtnn, ami already have shipped ten thou sand lo New York. It is a lucrative bilsi nos-s, and like every thing else, if diligent ly pursued, will yield n g I ipiMi"ntmn Some of i bo young men from 0 d lladtey whero they turn out iwo or three hundred thousand a year, without winking at il havo been in Georgetown to show them how ihe Yankees do it. They say .southern broom brush is longer than the northern, but it is coarser and does not command so good a price. Perhaps in tin place in Ihe Union, within the same extent of territory, is broom corn grown so exieesivol in in the neighborhood of thw lown. The ex-ten-ivo mend iws in Hatfield, Iladley and Northampton, in the season of it. contain va-t fields of this crop. Hundreds of thousands of brooms aro annually sent to all pans of Iho Union, nnd thu brush is bought nnd mado extensively mi other places. The Shakers buy large qunntuies of Connneciieut River broom brush. Northampton Courier. Law Decision Chief Justice Parker of New Hampshire, hns decided that a pay. incut of nny kind mnr.'e in tho bills of nnv bank after il has failed, though Iho fact (if Us failure may not be known nt Iho tunc In either of the parties, is not valid in nw. The decision is on tho ground that the receiver of the bills did not receive what ho agreed lo take, namely, money or its legal representative, which the bills failed lo bo on the failure of Hie hank, Ladv Hesteii Si'amiui-i:, nftor living a barbarous lif.j for over u quarter of a cen tury, has onco more returned to the trans acting of business nftcr the manner of the most enlightened people- i. e. sho hns been engaged in an affair which has an awful squint toward swindling; in Ihe progress of which she has proved herself as arrant a scold as ever merited tho ducking stool. Her eccentric, or rather mad, lady, ship, carried with her to tho desert ono of the strongest proofs of civilization, a dispo sition, namely, to contract debts, but very liltlo disposition to pay tlicm. Among others, it appears sho is indebted lo nn English gentleman, residing in Egypt, who being wearied of d.uiiiiing her, applied at last to tho Hritish government, from whom she is in receipt of a pension of 1500 per annum, for n liquidation ol his claim, bora Pnlinerton, Foreign hecrelnry, adviseu her ladyship Hint the government consider ed itself bound to admit and pay the claim, utile's sho should settle it in some oilier manner. The stylo ir. which Lady Hester replied In this notice is curinus. She wrolo a most bitter epistle to the youthful maiden Queen, dictated by all the mnlevolence of antiquated virginity, boasting oflho loyally of her Inmily, &c. Another letter ho despatched to the Duko of Wellington, perfectly friendly toward his Grace, but very nbusivo of others. Two more mag nificent epistles in which she berates iho government most terribly, were nddrcssed to Sir E. Sogden nnd Hie Speaker of tho House of Commons. Lord Pnlmerston, who nn-wercd her letter to the Queen, received in return a reply which might have proceeded from n Xiintippo. In this glorious epistle she threaten-), if justice h not imiiKilialely done her, to break up her establishment, and build up the entrance tt her residence, nnd there remain in a statu of poi feet seclusion. We think this would be the very be.-t thing she postibly could do. Button Post. i) 1 1 : i . Al hisj rciilfiicc in O.intei Imry Conn., on tho 9:h Deo., of tjpliiH feicr, Dei. John Hirstnw, iijifd 85 jn.irs. He n lona knoiwi os n public io h um;' reprcfcnleil Ins low u Pir u iiiunlicr of j e.u si in tlio ( I' A-sx-intiU', nnd fur 20 )firii n ."Hi-el limn of i lie lown, ami sihuiit HO jenrs iirt ollii'i-i- in ilmdiiiirh of Christ, Hu louk nn iicthe in t lit' w ir nf liu: tieviiliillon, v.n :it the sur render of I'm !) nc. was n life of nctivily unit iisefiilliicss.lii? de.uli lli.u of a humble Cbrisli.iu. EXCHANGE HOTEL. HUIII.INGTON, Vt. jM r . J o n n t h n n II a r t n t home. inFOn Monday 21st inst. Water ,-tiieet, ) Jan. IG h. nKlSS'UE PAPER, nssor7cTVoiour7, JL Coloured Drawing Paper. Stationery in great vanetv, at the Variety Shop, Ja:i. 17. PANOuonN & Rim.nsmaii). ONK FUR CAP nnd n few WlnTo Neck Ties, not yet sold, can be had if applied for soon nt the Variety Shop. PaNOIL UN it RltlNsMAII). varTety shop noticeT NOTWITHSTANDING we do not. Credit there have a number of littlo accounts of 6. 12, 25. 50 and 100 cents or more collected on IihiiiI which we wish discharged. Those having any ncconnlsi for us lo pay will please present them. Goods in grent Variety for sale; Watches and Clocks repaired in our usual style. Terms. Cash, lor Goods or Work at tho limo of delivery. Jin. 17 I'ANonnnv fi RniNs.MAm. TVANTJEE3. A largo number of uosenled accounts t of from one to two years standing, tho subscribers wish lo havo closed. Persons interested will 'uk-' duo iioltce. Jmi I IhV.O L minor & Porwiv. 3 ALL AND T, K I) : u It s MANUFACTURED Irnm bloc wove, demy and medium paper, and buuod in a superior si vie. Also, k i: C O It II 15 O O K s manufactured Irnm white wove medium paper, and b mnd in heavy calf, together With a general ns-nrtrnent nf U LANK HOOKS, for sale at the Book bv S. HUNTINGTON. N. R. Rlank Rooks and all kinJs of Hook litndiiig done to order, at prices that SHALL Milt. y, JJ CoLI.EKr. STIir.ET. ) Iturlh'rlnn Jan. 17. If!39. STOVES! STOVES!! fjpiIE Sub-cribers have on cm s gnuient -U- u large s'ock of Conking Sinves. frn,n No. I lo No. 4 of tin. aie-t approved pat iem. Parlor Stoves, of -i verv superior -tile and qoaluy. also, R.- Stove, of dif. front si-es and patterns. Anv one who wishes, to purchase any kind of Stoves, will find it much for Ins' interest, to call nnd examine the aboyc Stoves, before purchas ing elsewhere, ns the Stoves will be sold very low and on terms ;( suit purchasers SOLOMON WALKER & Co. Jamitri 10 1 1139. mo lasses! " j ri Ilhds. Molasses for sale by tho Hhd. AW verv low by SOLOMON WALKER Si Co. January ',0. I!!39. Groceries & Provisions. rjnil!4 -nberi'iers have on hand o heavy stork of 'Peas, Sugars, Spices. Fruit. Coffee, Codfish, Molasses, Confectionery, Sic- i&e., nnd we will -r vo nm- fn.i. some belter bargains than they havo been ui me nnoii oi inauing it they will call be loro our slock is sold. Wo have g' od Hymn Skin Tea, fur 25. cts. per lb nnd oilier things as cheap I'llOFISlO.YS. cud. as Park, Flour, Butter, Cheese, Laid, Salmon, Mackerel Stc. St: and a small quantity f cheap Pepper & Spice from 3 lo (I els. per lb. Persons wishing to lay in t,ejr 8,0cij will du well to call soon. Jan. III. Latiip.op & Potwin, UT5 McTv Ali. lu. O. II. SAXTOtf JTW AS removed his nflico near his rcsidenco -D..L Hvi) doom umill, mP-Ji K...I-. - , corner of St. I'.inl n,l s!., ' i in ----- ; wnero ho will at ail tunm bu ready lo perform unv l,,,rnli ! ni'TOICm'..' .1. , . V i "" ' in uiu uesi manner. ' . , ' "'"ij 'iii'ii-3 nun in extract teot li With titl e nn ll nml ivillw.,,! ,l. tho gums or breaking tho Iceth, Ho wilt insert superior mineral tooth from ono lo a whnlo set nn tho nowest and most npprovod n an ho fiifttors il,ni r. oloso application to Dentisbv, has enabled him to peiform all oporations in his profes sion in tho most skilful manner. Gi'.uefully nc-knnwlpilgr favors and reouests a riiiiiimi.i'ico ofpiiblui p.ti roinvje. ii. i. no win mrp ciwiiuiily for onle Tooth Paste, l'aiiM, 1i unties, fa. uuiHiiion, Jan. is, lSS'J, CARPETING. V few niern nmv iti-lo. F.nir. Inerain Car. poling, Heavy oi' Cloth, do. rfiui. io. liATiinor ana i otwin t