Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, March 29, 1839, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated March 29, 1839 Page 2
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United Slates could be worn llioy to ho I .told dial our government, with, 12 000 regular troopo befide c largo militia fotco. even when bncl;ed by I he built of the pen pic, war umlilc to do Hint which Mr. Prcs idem Von Duron, under di (fine! lit circuin stances, was strongly censured for nut do it' 2 I How readily and how justly cou'd Mr. Von Burcn put fiirward'lhis excuse when lie heard il told on the nutharily of r. noble duke, that even our own government, with n much larger force, ntul mnro firmly ca lobliahcd, could not prevent repeals. Admitting however that Hie intensity of feeling of dislike to the British government was as great os was tepresentcd, Mill hu bought thcro was littlo doubt as to the sincerity of the American president as re garded tlie British government. Ha felt, for bis own part very strongly with respect to any attack on the American people or government, which might put a atop to the peace that hopndy existed between this country and the United Slates, which 1)0 looked upon as of the greatest passible importance to England as well o to Ameri ca, and, indeed to tlio pence and civiliza tion tf the whole world- Looking, therefore in tho one scale of the balance at the continuance of these pa cific relations, and of the unbroken harmony that nnw prevailed, while in t ho other was ' the value of the whole of tho Canadian possessions oftlio crown, iho latter would most cortainly, in his opinion, kick the beam, PROM SIAM. By the last arrivals from Canton, wo hove- the following item of Siam ncwsi It appears that Phra Surio-Pak-dc, the eon of the Prak lang Phyn See Pcpat, a confidential adviser of tho Kinir, had been guilty of receiving from tho oyes of one of tlio King s, ynuililul wives "fair speechless message," betokening more love than could exist between the two, consistently with his Majesty's honor, and of paying these glances in kind. The injured lord of the frail dame received information oT tho intrigue, ond the male culprit was forthwith apprehended. Being a person of consideration, having royal blood in his voins, and bis father in high esteem with the King, it wo9 thought that ho would undergo no more than tho ordinory punish ment of flagellation and the excoriated bock to a scorching sun. But these were only preliminaries, after being subjected to which, ho was led to execution, and his Jiead severed from his body at a blow. His fair partner in crime suffered the same fate i but some feeling of delicacy forbade licr exposure to the public gaze, and she was taken down to the place of execution in a fine boat, so completely enclosed -as to ehul htr entirely out from the view. Five men, oneot whom was the King's Cham berlain, and fivo women, were executed ttlong with them, on suspicion or proof of muir iiuyuii; connivcu at ino amour. Resignation ok Lord Glenelg Tho New Era professes to have translated the following from the Journal du Havre of Feb." 12, which paper we did not rend. Fiom the New Em. In tho House of Lords, on tho Oth of Lord Glenolg, after answering a question of Lord Broupham, added "I beg your oltcntion, my Lords, for a few moments. I am nboul to reply to the noble Lord in on off.iir connected with my administration and in which my personal responsibility was mvoiveu. i am no longer an otficer great sensation in the House. I havo felt it my duly In offer my resignation this very uay ; ono I do tut hesitate to commit nicaic to you my reasons. On Tuesday morning a communication altogether unex pected, was Hindu to mo, emanating from the cabinet, which proscribed to mo chan ges in my department, to which, after ma lure deliberation, I was unable to ossein. I regrel to have been compelled to adopt mis resolution at a moment when my rcsig nation ino'lil retard the discussion of im. portant colonial questions j but it was mv July to retire. rJovcillieless I beg the House to bclievo that it will find meolwnvs ready to answer for my conduct, ond to give an tlio explanations that shall bo lie cessnry. This declaration created n crcat tensn lion in the house, and the account closes with tho statement that the members were ongoged in earnest conversation, This news was received at Havre by express. Impoutam- Invention. Several exper urn-nib iiuvu luiuiy oecu maue in presence of a number of noblemen and gentlemen ol rank, with a curious invention, bavin" for its object tlio prevention of accidents from horses in harnesses tokinrr friuhl or wilful Jy running away. The machinery, with but trifling expense, can be applied to car riages, cobs, or any other description of veincice, anu us tiioue oi operation is as follows: A spring or a silken lino similar to a ocll pull, is affixed to t he most conven ient pari ol tlie carriage or cab, and at tached underneath the convcyanco to a epindlc or small steel bar near tho oxlcirec. This spring being touched, or line pulled, immediately causes the spindlo to set in motion two small cog wheels, which set on each other, ond winch are close to the novo or Ihe wheel, a pair or reins mautirac lured of catgut, and covered with leather from the horses' bits, and attached to the epindlo, ore wound upon the principle of o crane, in a few seconds, and iho wild ca reer of the restive animals slopped, yet at the same time so gradually as not to injure them by bringing them too suddenly on their haunches. The operator must keen tho line in his hand until tho object b'c tiTuclcd, ond instantly on his releasing tho eamo from his grasp, tho check on the horses will bo removed, and the onirnals act at liberty. It is slated that a child inside the carriage can, with case and pleasure, btop the most spirited and power ful cattle, supposing dm reins lo bo broken, or tho coachman's command over a vicious or unruly team lost. The invention is patented. London Alias. JiIei.anciioi.v Death Female Heroism. While three sisters, by tho name of Van noy, of Sheldy County, Missouri were crossing on the ico at the North furk of obii K'vcr, tlie lorcmost tell in, and tho two others going successively to her assis tance, shared tho earns fato, by which all throe were drowntd. METROPOLITAN GOSSIPINGS. New YonK, March 13,11)39. .This is'a .very carnival tlmo of literature In Gotham. The corner of Bnrcloy street ond llmadway bids fair to rival Potcrnos tor R-iw itself, in the way of literary (lis pensulinn : for, forming tho corners of an cxnci quadrangle between the walls of the Aslor II otise and the Amc rican Hotel, ore the offices of iho New York Mirror, the Spirit of the Times, Iho Albion, and the Corsair. The Mirror, with its tastefully selected music and well executed pictorial embellishments, is still under the editorial supervision ol Mr. Sargeonf, Ihe talented author of Iho successful tragedy of Vclas co , and contains original contributions from Fay, WaUi, " The original Jack Downing," (Mr. Scba Smith, of Maine, one of the very cleverest and most acute writers of tho doy,) John Neal, ond the rest i while tho Spirit of tho Tunes, under its indefatigable editor, Win. T. Porter, a giant in literary resources as well os in frame, is out in a new and elegant form, wiih cmbelishtncnts of a more splendid or dcr than has ever been attempted in' this country. The Albion full of fresh and in tcresiing selections from English works, breathing at once a spirit of loyalty to the innthor land, to whom it professes allegi ance, and of genuine good feeling towards our own institutions, is also much improv ed in its appearance of late and forms a valuable feature in the periodica! literature of the town. The Corsair is nearly reidy for launching. Her flag is flying mast head high ; and a blood-red banner it is, as any one may see, who, turning the Astor house corner into Barclay street ond walk ing five steps, may wish to enter his name as one of her undcr-wrilcrs. The fi'st number will be out this week, and will be distributed among a list of subscribers, un paralleled in extent, considering the short ncss of the time that has been taken to collect them. Il will commence at once upon a basis so firm as In sreure its perpe tuity. Dr. Porter ond N. P. Willis arc its conductors, and tho first number promises, from (he table of contents which I have had an opportunity of Eeeing, to be very rich. Washington Irving has consented to be announced, in this month's Knickerbocker. as a regular contributor to the pages of dial well established worK. 11 is introi'uc tory article bearing his old sienaturo 'Gcoffry Crayon," is a true specimen of the old manner, and brings back the pala table relish once more, with which the pages of Salmagundi and the Sketch Book were wont lo bu enjoyed, when Geoffrey was younger, ond his fame fresher than now. A Targo increase lo the subscription of tho Knickerbocker has already been the consequence of this announcement. Greeley's New Yorker is olso brushing up. This is one of the most valuable pa pers in the country. As a record of politi cal and statistical' facts, il is unrivalled by any other weekly. It has now, moreover, a high literary reputation, under Ihe cdilo rial supervision of Pork Benjamin, a ripe scholar, a beautiful poet, a briliant wit. ar,d astute critic, who is giving to the Inc. rary columns of the New Yorker a high character. This is published in two forms, the folio and the quarto; the latter con inining music, like the Mirror, and parta king in some respects of a more literary cnamcicr ttion the toiio, tins an admira ble paper to keep. The booksellers ore still on the qui vive, and brio;: out all the English and as manv of the American books that arc offered, as the pockets bring, in the ono .case, or our own unprotected native writers con run the risk of ruining themselves by publishing in the other. Willis, it is understood has a ploy in press. Inraham isstill prolific of romance. Tho Ilarpjrs are about to publish "Reminiscences of Five years in Washington," from the pen of i'wo con gressional reporters, which, folks soy, may bj made a very readable book: a fact, 1 doubt not. I understand the author nf Velasco is also engaged on another trao dy. Il is entitled '-The Serf;" and The principal character is adapted to tho pecu liar histrionic abilities of Mr. Forrest, who has made a munificent offer for tho manu script. Theotricols ore making a prcat stir here now-a-days. Three theatres (one of which is a half price establishment, and very well supported) arc in full operation, and ano ther is nearly ready to be opened, on the site of tho old Bowery Theatre. The Park and the National, under the manage mcnt of Simpson and Wallack, respective ly, ate the rivals at present, whoso con tests for supremacy and support are exci ling the town in no small degree. The Park having mado a bad business in get ling the Matthews, who did not succeed, is ploying off Hamblinand Spectacle ogoinst Sheriff, Wilson, and Seguin, in opera"; ond not content with opposing such formidahtn odds ogoinst Iho "Old Drury." Wollnck has just brought out Insraham's Lifitto. dramatized wild sea fights, real ships, and iho Batllo of New Orleans, wiih "Iho Gin oral" swearing "by iho Eternal," over the cotton bales, in the midst of a real bona fide iigm wiin ino rcu coats ! 1 ho resu l ts. that that the National has it all hollow," i ho beautiful opera of Amilic. which was bo nrcal a favorite with vour nconlo iai winter, is now as popular in this ciiv as ever; ond the chorminrr ShoritT. rmvnr in better voice, nor more naive and piquant in uuuug, is i no lasiuonouio idol. As to politics, wo aro over bend nrwl rnrs in them. Our ward meclinns are well m tended, and the right spirit seems lo bo roused. We have adopted the d an horn of inviting our political opponents to meet us in debate on tlio present points at issue : a plan which must have a very bemficial effect. Latt niirht Mr. Reynolds, tlm his. toringraphcr, made a most admirable speech in tho 13th ward, and was met by a custom house olficer, over whom, however, a vie tory was not oi all difficult, as tho rejoin der of his eloquent opponent fully proved. Mr. R. is one of tho most ablo debaters I havo ever listened lo, and it very popular here as a public speaker. There was a great powwow in Tammo- ny Inst night. Tho panic war was madu the most of, as tho last expedient to divert public attention, But of all ihcso thinrs your regular correspondence will of course keep you duly informed usual. Yours, truly, J. NEW YORK. In Senate, on Tuesday, tho following resolutions woro reported from the select committee, lo whom was referred the Mcs sage of Iho Governor in relation to the Maine difficulties. They were unanimous, ly adopted. Resolved, That Iho Scnoto concur in the sentiments expressed by his Excellen cy Iho Governor, in tho special Message lranmilltcd lo tho Legislature upon the subject of tho controversy between tho Stolo of Maino and tho Province of New Brunawick, Resolved, That Iho Sonole highly Ap prove of Iho course ofthe President of the United Stoics, ond of Ihe action of Con gress in relation lo this unfortunate con troversy; and that the unanimity with which measures have been adopted, oa well to maintain peace, os to repel inva sion, is a fit subject of congratulation. Resolved, That Ihe Stole of New York will second the efforts of the general gov ernmcnl lo preserve pacific relations with Great Britain, and at llic same time hold herself in readiness to aid such government in resisting encroachments upon the rights or territory of any portion of tin Union. Resolved, That copies of truss resolu tions be transmitted to His Excellency the Governor and to the President of iho Uni. ted States. Proscription ! Ingratitude ! .'General 3olomon Van Renssulaor, our excellent ond respected Post Master, has received a let ter from Amos Kendall, announ-ing that ho has been 'instructed by the President of tho United Siolei to soy that in bis judg ment the public interests toil I be promoted by a change of Post Master at Aliany.' and that such change will be mado at tho closo ofthe present quarter! Here is another sacrifice to the Jugger naut of party! Here is ono'.bir victim (o Van Burenism! Hero is fuither evi-! deuce that neither virluo nor patriotism, services nor scars, can protect a citizen, from the ban of proscription. The efforts and,sehcmes of donagogueB, for the removal of Gen. Von Rjnsselier, aro finally consummated. Wide Gen. Jackson was in office, these efforts were unavailing. The old Chief rejected with indignation, every proposition Is remove Ibis Veteran. Wrong os General Jack son was in many things lie had the gener osity and patriotism (o protect a gallant soldier who had poured out his blood for his country. 'While I am President.' said the Hero of New Orleans to Hie Hero ol Qucenston, 'and you discharge yonr duty faithfully, you ore safe.' And he kept his word. But when tho Jackall crept into into the Lion's seat, the reptile tribe ob toined their audience. Gen. Van Rense laer could present no claims that Van Burcn would recognize. He hod ecived his country instead of Mho party.' He distinguished himself in bailies instead cl bar rooms. He had lived in camps instead of caucuses. it Uennrol Van Rensselaer could have gone to Van Buren with the evidence thai he hod used the Post Office as a political engine; that he had devoted his own time and mony lo the cause of loco focoism, he he would not hovo been removed. But he could only say thai he hod discharged his duly faithfully and impartially to the Gov. ernmcni and the people; that he had do voted his early life, through two wars, to his country ; snd that his body wot seamed with wounds received in defence ofa Guv. ernmcnl which was about to prove ungrate ful. Solomon Van Rensselaer was a devoted and gallant soldier. Ho fought bravely through two wars. Ho has with equal honor ond fidelity, discharged hia duties as Post Master. Never was ihe public better accomodated. Never was a public officer more universally respected. And yet the old Veteran is insulted ond the whole ciiy outraged by the false, milling pretence, that the 'public interests will be promoted' by his removal ! The removal is bose- nui mo pretence tor doing u i3 villanous. Van Burcn once said 'thai the condition of me rcss wouia ue improved' by the op pointmeni ol jjutt Green. Printer to Ihe unueu states tscnate. Ho now says that tho 'public interests will bo promoted' by iho appointment of Azariah Flaorr. posi Master in this city, Weshallsee whether vun litiren is more successful in 'promoting the public interests' by the removal of Gen. v an Kcnssclaer, than he was in 'iVnproviV the condition nf the Press' by the opDoini' mcnt of Duff Green. Albany Ev. Jour. FROM NEW BRUNSWICK By the St. John Weekly Chronicle, of tho 15th inst. we aro furnished with the correspondence between Sir John Harvey ond Mr. Fox, tho British Minister at Washington, on the subject of tho "Mem uiuuuuiii. ivc nave not room to copy Ihe correspondence in full. The following extracts will show tho construction which is put by them on the agreement, and iho manner in which tho Lieut. Governor proposes to carry it into effect. Extract of a letter from Mr. Fox to Sir John Harvey, doted Washington, Feb. 27. "You will perceivo from this correspon dence that the American Government is now prepared categorically to deny the existence of an agreement to the extent as understood by us, respecting I lie exclusive exercise by Great Britain of jurisdiction over the Disputed Territory, pending the ncgociotion for the snltlemcnl ofthe boun dary. I'Tho two Governments aro thus placed pointedly at issue upon this subordinate branch of the boundary question. It is only by direct negocialion and free discus sion between them, that a definite under standing upon tho point at issuo can bo ar rived at. "In this state of affairs I think it best becomes us, as ihe servants of a Sovereign, whoso generous forbearsnco is unequalled in the History of Nations, to refrain from further action until limo shall havo been offorded lo Her Mojcsty'a Government to attempt tho adjustment of tho difference by friendly means. "Governed bv these feelini t ,., (bit day signed with tho Secretary of State j of tho United States, tho oncloscd memo random, containing terms of accommoda tion, which wo havo ogreed to recommend to tho adoption respectively of Your Ex cellency and Iho Governor of Maine. ' The duplicate ofthe inclosed momornn dnm is forwarded In the Governor of Maine, who I have no doubt, under the rccommcn. dotion of President, will comply with the tetms proposed, if Your Excellency shall do wining equally lo accede lo them." Extract from a letter of Sir John Horvc to Mr. Fox, dated Frcdnrickton, March Yielding lo circumstances, which Md mil wiih your Excollency to constitute o sufficient justification fur a departure from tho strict letter nf tho instruct ions from Her Majesty's Government, undo' which it is made my duty lo oct in rnfrrence to tho Territory in dispute between Great Britain and tho United Stales, on the south Wcsl Frontier of this Province, and I will add, to the onxinus dciro which 1 have always felt, (hat matters of obviouslv sreondary and minor import connected with that great question, should not be nllowed lo involve this Provinco in border collision with the Stoto of Maine, which might lead to a National War, I do not shrink from the responsibility imposed upon me by those instructions of deferring all offensive measures, as relates tn the oc copntion by the Militia of the Stale of Maine of a certain portion ofthe disputed Territory, for a period which may be snffi cicnt to cnablo me or Your Excellency to receive the decision of Her Majesty's Gov ernment upon the subject. My measures shall accordingly be confined to the pro. lection ofthe communication between this Province and Lower Canada, through the Valley of the Saint John, and of Her Ma jesty's subjects of tho Madawaska settle ment. The FLoniUA War. This wretched m'uern- ble war nsainti the Florida lnili;ois is cunlinued williout nny oliject or result, but the butchery of while inliiililliii'ts and Hie F.mrilico ol g.nuni spir its. Florida is nclicillv di inkin" up the best blood ol the country. Alb. Jour. From tlie Savaunh Georgian, March 16 FROM FLORIDA. LOSS OF ANOTHER O ALLANT OFFICER. By the Steamer Cli.irlrnlon, C.ipl. Hubb.ird, we luive received Hie tallowing. Gakey's Ferrt. March M, 1839 My Dear Sir We li,ive I lie melancholy inielli- genre of I tie death of C.ipt. Sniiiiiel L. Russell, of the 2d Infiiniry ; n gallum oflicer, Clod a nohluHt woik, un honest man, and n sincere cluistiun ; he ik'tpred and enjoyed the csleem anil love of nil ivlm knew him. lie was descending the Miami liter on I lie 2Sih uliiino.oii Ins way in Fori Dall.n, Willi a psirl of hia company in open bonis ihe s;iv ges, in nnihiifli on the river bank, waiter! until he arrived witm guiiMint, when ihe oo.iik lecciveil a volley from ihe liulinns, who bein on an eminence, fired over lliem, mill mi an- wiip injured. Cnpi R. immediately fliuck lor llie opposite thnre, ami no i each in;; il 'leaped om on the urnnn.l niid liirninj loiiml to nddiei'Mii few wind m hiii men, w.i in suinlly fiied at by Fcvrrnl rifles, ill ice ol which lank effect, two in his body niid one jusl iilimit the temple, producing iii?lanianeiiu ilea ill. Lieu i en. ant Wooilrnd, Cant. R's siili.iheru, who wns some ili'liinre behind, heard ihe filing anil haiuening lo i lie cuccor of his captain, engngeil the Imlmns for naaily an hour, when he furred I hem lo icireal. lie then collerlcd hi boats, an I having obtained pnsee.'iioii of his captain',) body, proceeded tn Fort Dallas. The Indians were pursued, but as usual, their perfect knowledge of ihe couniry ennliled them crr.niic. Cant Riusell was clad in the un dress uniform of the fnf.iniry, unit il was lo this ihal we mav piobiibly iinriiuiie liis death, as but one man ol lie company besides himself was touch ed. The los ofthe Indians was not known, their nuniljpr was much greater than has fuiiiln us Inge. ilier fur n long while. The remains of dpt. R were interred with military honors on the fit at in. slant. By intelligence icceicd from the interior, we team mat ninj. Joel's wound hail pi o veil mor tal, and thus we are compelled at the same lime lo mourn the lossl ol two lirnvcnnd rtticient ofiircrs. Tallkhassef., iMiucIi 10, 1839. More Indian murders. We learn from Alon. linellu that on Friday evening lasi, the dwelling of ivimnnd Oray, L,-(j. ol Jeltcisou county, within nine miles of Monlicelln, was iillnrkeil by a parly of Indians, anil i he, together with two of his children were murdered, another child severely uoiinupu, ins nniife ourncii to I lie giniinu, ami lug plantation plundered. A ihiid child was kuurked down by the hull end ofa rifle, mid slnhlied in fev er. it piaces teiy uaiuv, hiki ten ny me savnges senselss as fordead in ihe viril A fourth rhi'd comprising all liU white family, being about 12 years old, ferliin.itely escaped by flight in ihedaik, nitiiougii pursued tome distance, and shot ai seve ral times. Dreadful Explosion. The Richmond (Va) Compiler of ihe Oiheuys: "News was brought to town yesterday, that on awful and total explosion had taken place early in the morning, in tho Black Heath Coal Pits, in Chesterfield, by which there was o considerable destruction of human life. Tho explosion was what is known as a "fire damp explosion." from want of proper pre caution. But ween 50 and 60 pit laborers and two overyears had previously gone down. Three of t'le men in the pit were instantly killed, The futo nf llio-o who ment down is not known ; but il is supposed few, if any, escaped death. In a pnstcript the compiler says that a gentleman from the pit estimated Die number at from thirty to forty only. Four of them hod been got out who, it was Eupposed, would recover two others were eccn dead; and cries and groans wcro di.-tinclly heard from some who had not been reached. So great was the consternation ond dismay that the ac curacy of details could not be relied on ; and so great was tho terror among all in the vicinity that the proper efforts could not be promptly mode lo get out tho un furluuato laborers. The shaft ofthe above is (100 feet deep- deeper probably than any other in ihe United States. Tho shaft and engine are uut little injured. A Shocking MunnER, The details of a murder that has few parallels in the on- nois oi crime, ore thus given in the Mor gan jvia.) Observer; "We aro informed from private sources, that on last Saturday, a poor man who was moving westward with his wife and three little children, and drivinu a small drove of sucop anu perhaps a etiw or two, which was driven by his family, on arriving in Florence, and while passing through, met with a citizen of that place, who rode into ins hock, anu caused him eomo trouble lo keep i', together, when the mover informed tho individual that he must not do so orrain. or ho would throw a rock at him. unon which somo words ensued, and iho individ ual ogoin disturbed the flock, when the muver os near as wo can learn, threw at him; upon this the troublesome man om off his horse, went into a rrocerv. cot a gun, and catno out and deliberately shot Iho POOr fitrnnn.. !.. .. wifn mi ii. .i? L.' .Ine prfsenco.vinpil man then made on cff.!,, , fon,e house, when his murder- s,ai'0,,t flVor' took ondslabbcd hir , .',0 ',oorl w'"" 0 bnwio "life. T1" revolting scene, we arc iufor'it'd, nr-iifrcil in tho presence of many circus, who report says, never evim lifted iwir voice in dnfcnco ol tho murdered nan J ho blond ofa slronccr resis tinnu lliotn, and Ihe cries ofa widow and three poor littlo orphans, among stronger, who suffered o father's blood to be spilt for bo trivial a cause, must ccrtoinlv nirrcc their hearts, and send the vpneeonco of remorse to the guilty sou! of such a diabolical mur derer." Fnost Mexico. A recent teller from the city ol Mexico speaks of a kind of mod in'-"1"'" " i ue pnuiic iniiiu in iticxiuu has undergone in relation lo Iho Franco Mexican question. It appears corloin thai the Engliuh and Germans .vho have settled in Mexico, hove consulted Mr. Packcnhom. Ihe British Minister, with a view of oscnr- laing whether they should send back the vessels consigned to them, and which, in ihe expectation of discharging remained at Vera Cruz; and the reply was, thai he counselled ihem still to exercise patience for a while, as an arrangement, at no dis tant doy, was in contemplation. In the cily of Mexico, the rumor wa really current, that a Mexican minister plcnipotentiory was lo be despatched to Admiral Bnutlin, for the purpose of nettling the difficulties existing between tho tifii countries. Il is not improbable thai the Central Government itself has caused these reports to be circulated, to public opinion for the favorable reception of some propos cd arrangement. Another rumor was, that a despatch from Admiral Baudin had been communicated to the "government by Mr. Packcnham. in which the Admiral menaced Ihe Mexican government with a renewal of hostilities, suspended sinco the affair ot Vcro Cruz, in case the latter should persist in its obstinate rejection ofthe French claims ; it was add ed, that as the firmness ofthe French Ad miral was well known, the document has excited a considerable sensation. Mr. Pacl'cnhnm, minister plenipotentiary from England, had been authorized by the British government to act as intermediator in bringing about on amicable niljtistmenl between France and Mexico. Tolheover lures of this functionary, admiral Baudin replied, Ihct ho was willing to accept the intermediation, ot the same time explaining (he conditions upon which he would con sent to a pacific arrangement. Mr. Packcnham had applied himself will, great zeal to his mission, and at the last accounts. February 23d, ho was cxpeclcd at Vera Cruz, together with a Mexican minister plenipotentiary. Mr. Packcnham had declared that the central povernmcnl would adhere tit Ihe termi proposed by the aumirai. jveio urieans liee, Fnosi Canada. The Montreal Courier of the IGih, brings us intelligence that on me evening oi me J4tn, sentence ol dcaih was officially communicated to ihn fnllmv. prisoners: Louis Turcot, Frangois Xavirr rrevosi, Anuro I'opineou, D.ivid Gagnon, ond Charles Rapin, all nf Bcauharnois. Dcsjrc Bourbonnnis and Michel Lonctin were recommended to mercy. James Per rico and Isodoro Trcmblav werenrntiiiipd All of ihe St. fjesaire prisoners were found guilty and sentenced to death : their names ore Liouis Bourdon. Louis Turcot ond l ronsms Guertia. Tho next prisoners named for trial are those from La Tortu, cuargeu wiin tnc murder of Mr. Walker A NAnnow Escape. A few davs arro a notary oi Uijon, in Burgundo. wao proceed trig to uenns with a 6tim of 4000.. when, near Favcrnay, a woman who appeared much fntigurd. begged that he would ivr her a lift. Ho consenting, she hondcdliim a basket ond was about steppiprr jmrt thr vehicle, when ho suspcclrd his companion to be a man in female attire. He had ihe presence of mind lo drop his whip, request ing tho pretended lady to nick it im fnr him. In Ihe meantime iho notary galloped off in double quick time, ond on renchinir his home, wos not o little surprised to find tiiai ineoasKei contained a pair ofloodcd pistols and a dogger. Suicide. M r Mcrritt Tappan, ofNorth Hcmstead, committed suicide by hanging himself on the 18th ult. Disappointment in love is supposed lo have been the cause. But we can not well see how he has im proved the mailer by this rash act. The truth is, there is a morbid sympithy for suicides, which has thrown around lliem a charm nf romance, fearful in its results. Without wishing lo draw sympathy fiom those who have been unfortunate from any cause, we nro still of opinion that a more rigid philosophy, ond a more reverent de. ference to the laws of God, would lend lo lessen Ihe revolting crime of self murder, which has of late bpcomo alarmingly fre quent in our land. L. I. Farmer. or the Gossiping Club. Any member of the society who shall bo con victed of knowing more of his own business llian another's, shall be expelled from the society wiihoul a hearing. No member shall act down to disown loble. until he has ascertained too certain ly, what his neighbors within Ihreo doors of either sido of his house, have to eat whether they havo paid for the eamo, ond if not, if they expect to. Every member who shall seo two or three persons engaged in conversation, shall place himself between them until he has heard all tbey have to say, and report the same accoruingiy. Every member who shall see a rrentln man visiting a lady more than twice, shall circunio ine news that they are going in bo married ; ond said members are forth. with required to report all manner of (hinrrs aoout tnc gentleman to the lady, and ditto about tho lady, to tho gentleman. This will break up matches, and afTurd much good gossip, A Drunk sun's Death, In Loraino. Jefferson Co.. a very intemperate man of the name of Webb, had a fit while sitting alono before Ihe fire, fell upon tho hearth, and Wat not discovered unlit nnn nfhii lorra had been literally roasted. His death was considered so very certain a reiult.lhat am putation wat deemed unadvieablt. , Steam b iat BunNT. Wo rcuret lo learn that tho Btcam Boat New York, on of tho largest and finest bonis on tho Bift River, was burnt at the dtrck in New Ha ven on Thursday night, ond thai nothing from her was saved. No lives lost. Il it not stolctl how the accident occurred. The freight on board wns wholly lost. Tho Norfolk Beacon, of Wedneidijr, says "Wo understand that a lot t cr was re ceived by tho steamboat Moil yesterday, which states that it was confidently rumor ed.lhal the U. S frigate Cnli'ii!ion. Com. Claxion.ftt present at the Navy Yard, Gog. port, would proceed In New York, and sail thence with o special Minister to Great Britain." Mankind arc not like groins of wheat, all to be ground down by tho snino pressure. Some minds will be hardened by the fore which others yield to. and some spirits will be broken by what is only a wholcsoma corrective lo others. A Duel was fought near Moscow, Fay' otto county, Tonn.. a few days previous to tho Ch inst., botwecn Alexander J. Donel on, (th! adopted son of Gun. Jackson) antt Henry Robeson; both were slightly wound. I'd. A second meeting was talked of nrxt day, hut the officers of justice probably de feated it. It appears, that Gordon D. Boyd, t he great sublrcasurcr and t lie i f of Mississippi, is a loco focn stump orator. In a public harangue tho other day, he exclaimed at tho top of his lungs 'No man in ihcnalinn is moro indebted lo the peop'e than I am,' 'Except Swarlwout,' retorted a by stander; 'he owes a million and quarter, while you owe only Ecvcnty thousand.' Louisvill Journal. Death ok Gen. Ripi.ev. The Clinton Lonisianian announces the death of Gen. Elrozor W. Ripley, at his plantation in that pirish, on the 3d in-t. lie had been drooping for many months, Gen. Ripl-y wa a very active and efficient officer on the Northern frontier during tho Inst war, and ot the time of his death was member of Congress. Owinjj to bad health, how 'vor, he did not occupy his teat in that Congress. Ho was olso a member of the preceding (24th) Congress. Jour, of dm. !D""Bi! collected, " as the printer said to a htigo batch ol old newspaper bills vat vasn't paid, lying ecatlered over (ho bot tom of his desk. F It I D A Y MORNING, MARCH 29. It is rather late in the day, wo are aware, lo be publishing a map of the disputed tcnitory. But there is such an utter want of precision, in most of those already published, and indeed such an en. tire misconception ofthe true character of the territory in question, that it has become absolutely necessary to have something cut. thentic on the subject. We have therefor at some cxpensc.procurcd fsom John John, eon. the map we publish to day. Mr. Johnson, it will be recollected, was t he Surveyor origianlly employed by our gov ernment to survey this territory and mark iho line. Probably no individual in the country has equal means of information, and his acknowledged precision on accuracy In these motters, render him tho very beet authority on this ttihjcl. The scale il will be seen is somewhat larger than moil of iliose already published, and necessarily con fined to the simple territory in dispute or rather that portion of it which has been actually surveyed So far as this map goes then, it may be relied on as scrupu lously correct. We arc indebted to our i ngenious neigh, bor, Mr. Lewis, for the fidelity with which ho has transrercd this mop lo tho wood ; and when our readers are apprised oftho fact that this is only his second attempt in the line, ihey will eurely agree with ue that he is entitled to no Email credit, communication The north cost boundary of the Slate of Maino having of late created some excite ment, I lake tho liberty of staling a few facts in relation to the subject. These facts were mostly derived from ac tuol survey, mado by myself in the years 1017 and 1018, as principal surveyor on the part ofthe United Statia under the stK article ofthe treaty of Ghent, which waa made and signed on tho 24th December IUI4. The cast line ofihe Stale of Maino ftf. Massachusetts) was by commissioners dulv appointed, fixed on Iho Schoodic. now St. foix River from where it enters Passam. aquoddy Bay lo ihe monument erected at its sourco in Lai. 45o 46' N. and the re port of this was accepted by tho two eor- ernmcnta in 1797 or 0. In the vear iai7 I commenced at the said monument and extended l.'io line due North. At 13 milee Holton lies on the west side of this line, and about 12 miles east is Woodstock on the River St. John. Al 41 miles is Mara hill. This hill is wholly insulated and sur rounded by low awampy Land. The hil) rises about 1000 feet from ita bate and the lino runs 42 chains cast of the eait bate, in low swampy land. The representation on the map made by S. L. Dashicll at the City of Waahiof loo in lO.'JO, that Marshill extends acron (he line, and that (here it a connected range of highland extending weiterly, il wbolljr

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