Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, May 22, 1840, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated May 22, 1840 Page 2
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ron rnr.siDKNT, WM. TTF.NRV TTA Ti.RTSON VICB l'RUSIDKNT. JOHN TYLER. Cl1-!-'- ! 1 - ' -J CUnt.VOCOF AMKlill'AN 01-TICKUS. lliirinp llic contest of licni'i-al .lack-on, however violent tliu opposition mumfe-ied itself towards Lint, no joiirir.il lli.it vc lemend er, etmrsi.il liim Willi want ol'eouriisi. I fe wns violent, unnciut)n, wnnlcd j1ul5mt.Mil, lacked discretion, its wii- Nlld ill 1I10 lime, siiid prohuhlv with come, truth; lnt si vlmrut! til cowardice, we believe, i;is 111 no m 'iiu '0 hrouuhl tiuiihist him. The friends til' fiell. .Ku'Umiii, nml wtiweii; iiiuoui? tlieni at that time, w.irne.l the. opposition that attempts to brim; into discredit those who h.ttl honoral ly sustained their country in trvimi time-, would never ho eoiin leii.int'e.l ly tlio people, tint! the ronlt proved that they were I'm h'. Singular us it may appear, the Miniij men who wintied the opposition not to n sr.il the miliitny services of Gen. .laeIon, aie now underatimi the well established claims of ("ener.tl Hurrison tin the ifrittiliide. of hi-country. '1'he diameter of eu-ry soldier is ihe property of his lelluw citizen-, and lliey mnt tlefend it. Hp to the time lieneral llarri-on wu-a eandnlale lor tin; 'reideney, no wlnpcr was heard nsuiuM his coin-nc. or llie extent of hi mililary service. How is it then, that we allow tmix l ve"to impic'ii the ournac, and tlepreeiate theeharaelerofa (iencial, lieean-e he is a eauihd.ilo for a hhili olliee, when hei elofoie he has reeeived every honor and mark of distinction for 1ih pnhlie service;-, oven at the hands t,l his politie.il opponents Willi the-o circumstances Marincf them in the lace, the newspapers devoted to the iidminiMra tion, and Mime memler.s of Consiess, have pre fcnteil an issue on llie question of Gen. Harrison's fimiaire. We miht re-t 1I11: case on his side, npon the fael that in onr early Intli.in wars his eondnet wined him the patronage and applatbe of that same Gen. ayiie, whoo utter eonlempt of dan ger procured for him anion? his soldiers, the sod briquet of ".Mail Anthony." Put we prefer (i more formal ami perfect trial. We pnrpo-e to introduce other testimony ; and some anions others (a very few of whom wo shall select from the irriiit milli ter that niishl l,e called to the stand) shall he our witnesses. Nor shall the evidence we intend to produce 1 e of ihe colli, calculating character which tlistinmiishes the coarse of -time modern politicians. Jt shall ho the production of that ilow of son! Which took possesion olus all, when we were as sembled around llie fc-iive hoanl, to commemorate the victory of onr country, and honor the men who achieved them. On the l(i!h of November, 1SI3, the members of uu ivi iimi. il j ueuisiuiiiri.' saves a limner ill rranu forl, 111 honor of the veteran Gov. Shelby and his Mali; who had jut returned from Lower' Canada, where they had volunteered their services at the battle of the Thames-. The following toast, to Gen. ilarri-on, was drank by the company, with the greatest enthusiasm : "The Commander of the Northwestern Army. He has nobly performed the lask assigned to him llie conquest of Upper Canada." , On the 23th November, 1S13, the Tammany Society or Columbian Order, in the city of New York, "celebrated the anniversarv ofils evacuation hy tliu iiriiisb, by a dinner at 'J 'iiininany Hall, at which the foilowius wasi;ien amen? llie regular toasts, iiceonipaiiied by appiantlinjj chews and ct id's 1 hat shook the binldins to its' ccnlrc: "Ilarri-on the Jiravc. lly his valour he has ielorod to his counliy, a territory which had been cowardly and disgracefully .surrendered." We published some days since a few of thetoasts prepared for the dinner 'siven by the Kcpubhcan Jcncr.il Committee (an honor, we believe, never oonferied by that body on any peuou) 10 Gen. Iluirison, atTammanV Hall, on the 1st Pceeniber, IS I. "J. At that festival. Col. Rutgers presided, ami General Smith, of Sullblk, the onlv Senator from this Stale ju Consress who voted lor the war, ami otherdistinsui-hcd lepublicans, were Vice l'resi dent, lint one toast was accidentally omitted in that publication, which was particularly intended in Honor 01 lieneral Harrison "The plaudits of Jiero's best reward. March. a trrateiul People thu patriot U cheers. Music, Harrison's Oiiihesamclst'DeccmbcrlSi:), "ihoDcmocrriiit! Citizens of thu Citv and Coiiniy t.f I'l.iliulclphia met," (s-ays the Democratic Pi'uss) "by previous t recnicni, at me . in.oiue iiai m 1 nciiut s met, ebrate the'lmlitary, naval, and political tri nniphs of their eouulry." Anions the poliiical vieioiiesthcii jet fresh in their memories was tin: icgular toast 011 thu occasion was thu iollowin;,'; General Jftirii-on. Patient ami tucscrvins valiant and vcilant: hu is a leitnmuu son ot iishinijloii, itslungloii'.s March. Yi cheers. On the I'.VH of January 1811, a dinner was Riven at Taiiiinany Hall, to Commodore Perry, the victor of l.al.e Krie, and 11 volunteer aid of General Harrison, at thu battle of the Thames. The committee ol arraii'.'cineiils wcio .John Ji. Prowne, .loliuT. Ii vi'mr, 1'ie.lcricU .lenl.in-, Waller Abraham Kinj.'?. .Major Knirlie presided, a-si'sted llioomc, ivuvaiil 11. .Menu, Joint Katliliuu Jr. and by Am?usius u ridn, William Jryinu .Jonathan L.uvit'iice, John lSinu'hnni, deorau lluchmasicr, nml Thomas Fanner, as Vice President. Thetusti- inony ofihcse Heiiilemen mid of thu company, is foniprisediu the followm:,' re-uliir least, m which lheimniorlal Perry enthusiastically joined: Major Gen. llauhon. Undauuied . ihu hour ofilaner generous in the hour of viciory : who epared those who were never known 10 spare, 'l""' 1 , C11 the (ih .March 181 1, another dinner was f :.-,. t TMiiimanvir.iii. i.vti jiiv.. r.r v,.u, Vorlc to Commodore Holers. On that occasion .jut 11 euu ..ai .1 ....wm, wnu prtit.eu, aniiouiiceu j(vjJ:J wero violent y opposed to Gen. liroudly the followinir, amonjr the regular toasts, n 1 t 1 11 1 !i which was hailed by tho assemblage wiih twelve Harrison, and did all 111 their power to cheers: j vilify and defanio his character. It was Harrison, Shelby, and their gallant associate--. I at that period that the charge of coward It is needless to extend furiher thu evidences of ico and imbecility wtis first brought csteeiu which was euterlaiiied fir General llnrri-' iirninst him Tim iinfi-wir n-u-iv tlw, s.ii. and his i.ianiul qnaliiies, by iho-u who Wro atlllH 1 " 1110 11 'r p.llty tlio .lelighied at our triumphs in arms Wu might ro'" British i' ederalists wero his most jcier 10 the o'lipoiirings of ihu soul which every bitter enemies. The popular catch publiufeslival 111 tliu country at that lime exhibited ...,..., nfilm nr.uii 1 n l.,- ......... 111 11 Ins prahc at nonu ot which did he, or las val- .uit companion.", go imrenicml ered. Hut we have .tut companion ireiuenil eretl. Hut we have I iy giving dm opinions of. "ache: T ,r Sftf I 'interned ourselves by 1 nose who weru nssoci tl.u laii'-'iiasu ot our wain. Ponder upon thu-e thin itiid when ihe '.ihininiis against Gen. Jlnirisou' bravery shall horeaficr bo iitlerctl, lal.e the liberty of indignantly le.'i.Tiiiig llie libellers to our own palnolio ell'u- n oil", mill iliiis nail their JalschcoiU to thu conn ter. livening filar, From the N. Y. Courier & Kiimiircr, May 8. Thu event which is to 1 0 this day commemorated MT.1i appropriate honor?, is one o! thu must brillant incidents in tho luilitury hisiory of this republic. Thu gallant defence of Port Meigs by Geiieial Harrison, mid thunbaiidonneiitof its mcgu by the i'rilish forces with their Indian allies, wu!l mlirit Ihu palriotie observuiieu which will henceforward luwu their anivcisary. This obseiv.iiicu isihio no less to thu bravo men who survived, toieildcr now service 10 llieir eouulry, audio icceho new iionor.s at tho hautU of a grnteful People, than to tlu goiiuroiu and zcaloii-1, Iuliiiuatii, Ihu briuo and inipeliion Duiit.r.V, nntl their Mansditrred com panions in urms on (hat tiny of blood nntl eurnugu when the ilower of Kentucky's chivalry was Slithered to the harvest ol Dr. ATI t. I ti 11100 who tell, no less than to those who live, be tliu Honors of this day delictual ! In your llowins cups let their imines be "ftesliK remembered" and entwine them 111 thu sonss ami garhiiids which you weave for tliu brow of the veteran and iioble-he.iried elnt'llain. whom an ou'r-rullns Providence has M-lected to achieve the second great deliverance, of his country. The gallantry and good conduct exhibited in thu defence of Kort'AIeigs would ol themselves entitle, General IlAtintso.s to ti distinguished position, anions the liravo men who have mailt! our military annals ilhisrinu. Thev established him at once in the coiilideiicu and allectious of the people. His name, soon became familiar to the lips of men, spoken with gratitude and pride !y Hit) Irieiuls ol tlio rt,iiillii't ami not iH..ionorttl by the censure and calumny of its enemies. The Iocs whom ho encountered in the Jield, thu so'thers of Great llriliiin, thu Mivasos associated with them in their hostility, never undervalued tliu character or dis paraged Ihe valor and services of General Hau ntso.v. This vvns left to domestic enemies of the war and the war administration. The defiimers of President Madison signalized themselves as the soldier and leader who most liberally enjoyed his confidence, (ieneral 11aiuiIsOj was the shining iniul; of their cnvenoined malice, but thu people rose up for his protection, 'llie people clustered about him then as thev do now, and bailed him as their deliverer nntf friend. When he passed ihronshllhe country towards the close ol thu war from iheNolherii tronlicrto Wiishiuston, ho was received with popular lejoieinss at every step of his posrrcs.. 1 he largueilicvtero inummaieti. Tiiinmanv Hall then democratic and patriotic, now sold to the enemies of the country sut forth her ciinsralnlittion, was garlanded with wreaths and llowers. and huns with banners, lo rentier tine honors 10 1 he illutrioiis soltlicr, fresh from the field of his lame. In every village that passed, thu lull tops iiinzetl Willi noniircs, ami thu peal ol hells and the then familiar niuie of cannon proclaimed the graliliiiltiand pride of the People in thu pre sence 01 ineir enampion ami tlcleuiicr. llie ca luinnics of his own and thu counli v's cncinit were drowned in thu tumultuous acclamations of a I 'conic s 'I riumuh From that day to this, thu voice of detraction has 1 eeu silence'. ami ill Ins humlilt: retirement on the I eauliful Ohio, crowned with the laurels of successful military service, wilhu the fame of wise civil niimmistrntiou, ami with thu united np plau'cand ble-sins of a grateful country General llAr.niso.v has awii'led in culm conlidence and patient expectation the period which it now so near at hand. The echoes ot his old triumphs have not yet died away. The glories, which mailt! his manhood illustrious, sun live in ihu iiimils ol men, and survive to gild and garland his tlchning year. Patriot ase soldier the voices of tht People huu called him from his seclusion, and the hopes 01 the JVoplu rest upon hint. His year his services, his triumphs and his laurels, that have won him Ihu universal allectious of hi follow-eilizciis, incorporate his nainu with thu hisiory ol Ihu republic, and maku his iiime a comnioir heritage of glory for thu people, lint all muse have Leon unavailing to protect Ills grey hairs from uisult, or to siuu him harmless in the ruthlu persecutions of a corrupt, proilignto and oppressive. I' cdcral administration. History ha I ecu falsified, that General HauiiIsOM might bo dishonored. The authority of ollicial newspapers, sustained by the public lieasury endorsed by the administration majorities in both branches of Con si ess, by all llie eiceutivu departments and by the Picsiilcn't himself has been employed to depreciate thu character of llAnniao.v, and" to blacken the military annals of the country. It has been an nounced with this solemn ollicial sanction to the Court of every huroncan I'nwrr. that the Coin liiander-iii-chief of your North Western army dur ing the hist war was a craven fusitivu from thu amis ol Great Hnlain. Ihe minions of your l.x- eculivu at the Court of Victokia laugh with thu noble friends of .Mr. Va.v Hur.u.s over the facetious libels timt blcml the disgrace of the country with j that ol General IlAniilso.v, and chronicle the com- moil infamy of the people and i heir defender. his just therefore that the Pr.on.r. should take' .heir own cause into their own hands, and should ,'iv the be to thu otncial perversions of their his-1 tin lory, by rendering honor where honor is due. The I JVupluu'ill never sign iV mm! tlio buntum'o of ihoir 1 own shame. Thev will never consent to be Used as witnesses and accomplices in the falsification of their own record. They will never lend their aid 3 melnTlS jiut on record evidence that shall be perpetuated lorever-not morely outlivm-the ying chronicles ofa corrupt government, but surviving brass, and marble, nVdal, and luonuineuts-thu highes'i tn- iii tic ti .1 lrce people to llie ucleuuer anil counsellor destined to be thu deuvkii a.VD restorer oy uiie itUl'UCLIC! WHO ARE THE RRITISH FED- ERALISTS? The Administration presses throti'dioiit the Union aro endeavoring to fix upon Harrison party the name of Jiritish Wl,irs. Tin-old Innif r,r Ttirblb. -i.wl ,1 . 1 ,1 Ui , rp J ba" ,s o gotten the bub-1 rcasury scheme is neglected even the word Ar- jsl()Cnicv has fa en into disuse nnd the universal Loco Foco party unite in do- noiincilli; tlio supporters of Old Tippeca- noe as British Whigs and British Feder ah.sls. But how stands tho case 1 Who aro the real British Federalists of the present day? William Henry Harrison was nom inated for the Presidency by the unani mous vote of delegates from every State in the Union, assembled in National Con vention. That Convention was one of the most patriotic bodies ever called to ,,otlier in this cotuitrv, for any similar b . .1 , " ' i , " , , 1 purpose since the days of the revolution, Gon. Harrison is emphatically tho choice 0ft, nlw,1p tlio dpnitiri-itie r-nwlbbitf. , 1110 Pu)I"e Ul)on,itK. CtmlldatC. a .ealous and successful Gener- m m the last war, and ho cannot, therc- fore, bo obnoxious to tho charge of Brit- ! ish Fedcrulisiii. i11( , 1...,,,. ,. , :. . .1 .1 1 Hut w o ihivo a stronger point than this. It is notorious that the anti-war party of . . w.u 1 uv.u pmi; 1 originated with them. A Victory over originated with them. A victory l t)0 enemy was, in thuir estimation, a "?' UW" il Sl'CSS!'l na- was assailed like a robber or iiiclc-iiochct. The following paragraphs aro taken from that invaluable repository of histori cal facts, Nile's Weekly Register, vol, 5, page i'l!). Tho Salem Ga.etlo of October SlM, 18 1.', thus announces Harrison's victory at the Buttle of tho Thames: "At lenglh thu handful of Hiitisli troops, which h.r inoiulhau tt year had b.illlcd thu llumeTTiiis ar mies of ihe Piiiied Slates, m thu invasion of Can utla, deprived of thu genius of the immoiiitl IIrwk hnvi) I ecu obligctlto yield to nijienor power mid iiuinbcis." The Boston Daily A(iucrtiscr,o( the 2yd,on tho sumo mibjoct, says "We shall surrender nil onr conquests at a penco It is indeed 11 hopeful c.xploil ior Harrison, with livu llioiisnnil troops, who have been assembling nnd preparing ever since July, 1812, to light nntl conquer four hundred mid llfiy worn oil, exhausted llritish regular, whom the Indiana htd previously deserted. "Does this wipenway thu tlipgrneo of thu sur render of Hull, of'iOOO to 1100-or ofWinehester's dclcat, or of Clay's destruction." With regard to tlio tmti-war papers from which extracts tiro taker, wo will only say that the Salem Gazutte has long since passed into diD'erent hands, and the present conductors are men of other days. Thev came into active life, as wo did, at period when the old Untisi Federal party was extinct, and were never m- llnonced by the views anu tooling ot tlio anti-patriots. Of the Daily Advertiser, and its internal affairs as then conducted, we know nothing. Now, who itro tlio British Federalists of the present day ? Who art the sup porters of British measures? Who are tlio admirers of British glory ? Who arc defamcrs of successful the W General, and American heroes ? The leiding Loco Foco journals, with scarcely at exception now denounce Gen. Harrison is a "cow ard," a 'petticoat hero," an "oil granny," and attempt to destroy his higi military reputation, as the old Britisli federal pa pers did in 18J. They all h eathc pre cisely the same spirit. The Washington Globe, the Richmond Enquirer, the New York Evening I'ost the Boston Post, and the New Hampshire Patriot, stand fore most on this list of British Loro Foco journals. Thoy are full of tlio true Brit ish, anti-war fooling. The small fry ad vocates of Loco Fofoism throughout the Union, follow the .'cad of these modem federalists with rJmarkablo pertinacity. It would seem as if they had gone back to the old anti-war records, and hunted up all the newspaper slang of that day, to g've additional point to their rroundless cuarges against the Hero of Tippecanoe and the Thames. They not cnly come up fully to the old federal standard, and denounce Gen. Harrison as a cowaid, and deny the merit of his mili tary services, but they go beyond their old prototypes, and manifest a violence and vindictiveness which did not belong to the anti-war party of 1S12. The British Loco Focos will not admit that the General possesses a particle of merit of any description. Thoy declare that he never won a battle, by bravery or military skill, and that he retired from all his civil appointments in disgrace. In their estimation, he is an old, superannu ated granny a petticoat General and, at present, so perfectly senseless and im becile that his friends aro compelled to shut him up in an iron cage to prevent him from makins indiscrectdisclosuros of his sentiments. Was every any tiling so .,ln nr. rnlK ns ,l,:s1 pnn .,nxr .,nlloll monrtrouse US t MIS I oan.any parallel! to this be found in tho pages of the old Rritish journals during the' last war? No -., i .. r ..?. v. 10m wiuxi.iJt.iiAi. uuui 1-ui.wui ju-m, JsTAis'n AlONC IV Tin: in UI.TH.l BllITISIl vrn ivni An1 in tlwu ,..iir,r.,. ,. 1. . ., e . . - nuct thoy are perfectly consistent. 1 hey American glory -.of American commercc.--ofAmcr- ran industry. They treated tlio gallant , Pr.nnv the Warm personal friend and 1, f ii-..; ,;,, 1 , .1,1 a,tl ? "ruon ns thoy have treated the b uiti viuncrai llimseil. l ney tiavo detamcd the m:no or .Lakh tun, as they have defamed the hero or Tor. Tiiamhs, .... . and souglit to place the undvinsr honors which belong to Commodore Perry, upon V A '"u 1 "V"10 ,anisul1 , r lvun : y are anu nave long been the rcal cncm.es of American giory and American interests. I hey lilllT , , , . . " ucl.anan s own words (himself a leading ,, " mis. i.uSa,.,r.,.g .own our nom i.iii( or pre- sent) prices of labor and produce to the arc onnoscd to all measurns intnin UA tn 1 , , yuiucii Junius, siisiiiiniiiff uoiuen canoio- promote commerce, manufactures, and sticks. Tll0 tal,,c is ft ornnmontod

industry. 1 hey are in iavor of annuo with otllcr flllcry of tllc samo description, ixoTiii: WAor.s or Amkuican i.Ai.onr.us rul with VilScs artificial flowers, one nun ui uiinuiiiir uii'iii nuwii 10 1110 real specie standard of Europe, and you'ijcun simplicity which should distinguish will cover Lew England with hlessings. I ti,0 residence of a republican President. .fiim una i.iiiyuno was aiKircsieu to tno farmers and mechanics of the Northern States. Messrs. Walker Calhoun, and other Loco Foco Scnator,unitomost cor dially with Mr. Buchanan in maintaining these anti-American, Federal sentiments. Who, then, wc ask again aro tho Fed eralists of tho present day 1 Which par ty most richly deserves tho title of the British party ? Is it tho party that sup ports Gnu. Harrison, a successful, patri otiewYmorican General, at the time the British Federal party originated the bold and uncompromising advocates of all tho great interest of tho llepublic 1 Or, is it tho party that havo revived the old, forgotten anti-war notions the dc famersof Amorican heroes tlio enemies of American greatness? Tho answer is plain, and pointed. It must como to tho heart of every patriotic American citizen; and the language employed by the Brit ish Loco Foco press, when speaking of Gen. Harrison, must recoil upon tho Ad ministration which thoy laboi to sustain with tremendous power. Even the Old Hero's rovnuTV has not escaped the sneers of these ultra, British Federalists. But wo fear them not. Their malice and vindictiveness can provo of no avail. Tho democracyof the Republic will como forward in thoir strength, and tho last ves tige of Britisk Federalism, wo trust, will be swept from tho lane. Huston Atlas. Correepoiidenci; ol tho Iloton Atlas. Washington, May 2. Mr. Van Huron has been aptly styled tho " (! old Spoon Candidate." Ho is the first President of tho United States thai ever introduced a service of gold plate into tlio Presidential mansion ; and I I... I 1-.! .....I... . I 1 .11 ' iiu is iiiiitiuii ns inu most acmucruiic 01 tin our Chief Magistrates. Ilo is tlio first. President that ever provided a British coach for tlio Royal use ; and ho is tlio first, it is believed, that ever filled tlio While IIous" with French furniture, or loaded his dinner table with foreign trink ets and gew-gaws at tho public expense. I have given you some account of this English coach and tlio French furniture, and the gold spoons, nnd tho magnificent European table ornamonts, in my former letters ; nnd I perceive, by a paragraph in the Boston Morning Post, that tho truth of my statements is denied, on the author ity Gov. Lincoln, of Massachusetts, a member of tho Committee on Public Buildings, in the present Congress. Now 1 will pledge my personal reputation upon tho literal accuracy of every word that I have ever written upon the subject ; and 1 will cngago to prove, by the positive as sertions of credible witnesses, by facts and figures, and tho items of expenditure as given in the official reports of the govern ment, tho entire truth of the gold spoon story. I wrote an account of this extrav agant finery at tlio White House before tho subjest had been mentioned upon the (loor of Congress. I obtained my facts from members who dined with tho Presi dent, accordnm to the custom, 111 tho early part 01 the session. 1 lie language winch i used was as follows : "Mr Van Burcn is evidently a vain man, and his vanity lies within a narrow circle. Ho is fond of pomp and show, and the trappings ol power, as all Ins nc tions declare. lie dresses in the height of fashion, and his equipage is tho most magnificent that dashes through the ave nues of this magnificent city. His public dinner parties arc also splendid beyond description. 1 ho table is tricked out with all the ornaments that the richest jewellers cm prodoce. The centre garnished with a pyramid of fantastic finery, and it complete set of dor.u i-i.ati has nr.ouNTi.Y m:uN addiid to the furni ture of tho White House, to daz.lo the eyes of visitors. This service comprises knives, forks, and SPOONS OF GOLD dishes of gold, and 11ms of gold. ilr Van Burcn is as gay and polite as a I" rench dancing master ; and he re ceives every man, with that everlasting hypocritical smile, which marks the man for a knave. It is said that the Magician cannot look an honest man directly in the face, for a single moment; his eye roves and dances like the cyo of a basilisk." This language was employed to illus trate the character of Mr. Van Bnren The members from whom I obtained the account of tho dinner table and the cold plato, were the Hon. T. ,C. Chittenden, of New ork, and the Hon. L. W. Andrews, of Kentucky, who examined the spoons, knives and forks witli particular care. Thoy still believe these articles to bo sold. Tho dishes, urns, and other parts of the dinner service arc executed in a stvle to correspond with the spoons, and if not solid gold, arc made to da.zleand dcceiv ,Mr. Andrcws took an invcnt . of t,,c ld la, and a sko,ch of the foreign or- nainets on the table, which it was said l,f. ininntlpl to Inv,. nrlnir.,1 hv n litbn ' 110 mieiHICd to lia e printed oy a lltho- , rapiier Tho pyraniid of f.llltastic finery" in the centre of the table is .1 French ornament, and is called a Plateau lt was MUrcnascam j. juncc, at an expense r i.u(r f twii ',.,., 1 v oti,er pIOSi(lont ever had such an article ' tllc White House. It consists of an - imincnso gii(cd tray, or platter, contain- in a pyramid of trolden fillairrce work. on tile SUIllinit ...1.:.... ... "... svnpnf ...,l.1.. 1 ! 11 1. , hnnrli nf ul.lel. tic T cl.nll cl.r, cost tno sum ot onr. hundred dollars Tho ceremonies of these democratic din- ner parties arc conducted on the most courtly system. Every thing is forced, fnrmnl iinil f.., Vr..,.Vi ' Visiters aro first shown into an ante-room. where they aro prepared to appear in the august presence of the duel Magistrate. Thoy are then ushered into the reception room, announced, and introduced to his Majesty. Nearly an hour is then spent in solemn and oppressive silence. A confidential friend or two obtain a seat near the throne, and occupy tho ear of the President until the dinner hour arrives. Similar foimality is observed in passing from tho reception room to tlio dining hall, and guests finally find themselves seated at the President's table. Tho brilliancy of the chandeliers the glittering of the loreign gew-gaws tho mulitudo of strange dishes, and colored glasses, utterly confounds and bewilders all plain, honest republicans and it is a long time boforc they begin to learn the of those extraor dinary arrangements. A number of Dutch and French dishes aro then brought in, and the guest is supplied with a dozen dilferent specimens of outlandish cookery, not ono of which is agreeable to his taste, and tho plates are often changed before ho can tell whether it is agreeable or not. Thus ho goes through with dinner, tasting of every thing and eating nothing incon venient, uncomfortable and unsatisfied. In the midst of luxuries ho can find noth ing to suit his taste, and ho sighs for Log Cabin fare. Ho finds his plato surroun ded with wino glasses of various sorts and sizes wino bottles, and coolers but no thing equal to tho good old beverage, hard cider. Ilo washes his fingers in Fanny Komhlo glasses and wipes them on a damask napkin ; nnd after exchang ing u purtingg salutation with his Dome- cralic Majesty, ho bids fatowoll to tlio II I .f a... Ilfl.!... lony unci cxuuvuguiico 01 uiu w miu Hottso, and thanks liis fortuno when ho finds himself onco more breathing the pure air of heaven. Mr. Charles Ogle, of Pennsylvania, an original Jackson man, and at present a member of tho Whitr party in Congress, dined with tho President not long sincoj The White House, (with tho exception and was forcibly struck with tho air of, of tho East Room) was hancsomoly fur oxtravaganco which pervaded the Presi- nished while Mr. Adams was President dential mansion ; and knowing tho nrgu- of tho United States. Gen. Jackson, nients which wero urged against John 1 Quincy Adams, when he occupied that ' house, he was led to examine this subject, and gavo tho result of his inquiries in a speech which he delivered about two weeks since. Tho facts which he presen ted, showed that Mr Van Huron had ex ceeded all former incumbents of tho White llouso in his expenditures, and m his aping of forcitni courts and foreicn manners. Mr. Lincoln, of Massachusetts replied to Mr Oglo, and denied some of. the charges which had been made against tlio I'resident. A report ol JMr Lin- coin's remarks appeared in tho Globe, md they have been quoted m the Locofo- co journals, as a contradiction of tho gold spoon story, by a member of the Whig party. JMr Lincoln said, among other things, that if there was any thing wrong in relation to tho lurnituro at the White House, tho Committee on Public Build ings and not tho President, wero to blame for it. Mr. Ogle replied to Mr. Lincoln's remarks last evening, with groat power. He repeated the gold spoon story with ulditional lorcc, and gave some new items of extravagance, with the substantial facts, I not believe that any man could stand up figures, and the receipted bills. Mr Ogle, before his constituents and justify tho. at tho outset, denied tlio right of Gov. , foolish extravagance of the President. Ilo Lincoln to speak for the Whig party, as ' did not believe that any man could justify he had professed to do, if ho persisted in I him in his aping of foreign courts in tho maintaining that the items of expenditure purchasing of French jiirnitura, of gold for the furniture of the White House, as 1 plate, of artificial flowers, British coach exhibited in the accounts, were all perfect- j es, and other things of that sort. Ho did ly reasonable. The Whig party, he said, I not believe any man could justify him in were in favor of a reform in those things,1 charging his common household ex and opposed to extravagance. And when ' penscs to the people while he was a man found his speech reported at full 1 receiving the largest salary paid any length in the Globe, and sent by thousands' public officer in the nation. President over the country, ho might be sure he did . Washington, ho said, lived in a plain not speak the sentiments of the whig par- house, in a plain manner and he paid ty, He should bo the last person, ho be-1 for his own rent, and his food and family licved, to object to any resonablo furni- i expenses. And there was no law to jus ture in tho White House. He should not ' tify Mr Van Burcn in making such char object to any respectable furniture of ges against the people, as ho had read American manufacture : to American mirrors and carpets ; to busts of Wash ington, and Franklin, and Columbus, or any other ornaments of that description. He consider! them propcrand necessary. But he did object to the foreign trash col lected in that house; and fie believed that no man mould dare to go before his con stituents and justify such extravagance as was there manifested. He found, among other items, $-1000 charged for French conifcrtablcs, and French chairs, and ot ottomans, purchased during Mr. Van Huron's administration. Then there were some,7rtirt.s," or tally-cats, he couldn't tell which something of foreign manu facture. Then there wero Fanny Kemblc finger-glasses, in which to wash tho deli cate fingers of this Democratic President. after dinner ; and $100 for a bunch of artificial llowers, lo place on the tabic before him. lie objected to buying these articles, and many more of a similar des cription, with the people's money : and I... I...I: l .i. i iiti ,i he believed that every good Whig would object to such expenditures. It had been said that it would let down the President's disnhn to mention these things. Dignity! forsouth ! Instead of, the dignity ol virtue, of wisdom, of valor you throw around the President the frip pery of courtiers, and then call m dig nified. And what is dignity true digni ty ? There is the dignity of rank, and tho dignity of tho mind. Now however high the rank, if tho dignity of tho mine be wanting, there is no real dignity. If the mind of Mr. Van Huron bo mean, you may place him in the White House and surround him with French furniture and foreign gew-gaws, but you cannot give him true dignity. The circular room, Mr. Oglo said, was well furnished when Mr. Van Huron took up his residenco at tho White House ; but ho had not been there more than eight months when, as appeared by the account, he laid out one thousand three hundred and seven dollars to fix three window curtains! Thcwindow curtains wero good enough before, for any republican in the land. These things had been denied in tho ollicial organ of the Administration tho Globe but ho hold tho facts in his hands, and ho should send them abroad to tho people. In August, lSfl7, six months after Mr. Van Huron took possession of tho While House, said Mr. Ogle, wo find the United States charged with tho sum of two thou sand dollars for gold leaf and gilding materials for tho circular room 1 On tho 7th of July, 1837, wo find that Mr, Van Burcn charged tho United States with upwards of four thousadd dol lars for foreign carpeting, imported ex pressly for his use. Domestic American carpeting was not good enough for his royal mansion and tho pcoplo's money must bo paid out in sums liko this for for eign goods. Mext comcsnchargo ofscvoral hundred dollars for towels ! Mr. Van Burcn has a salary of SOS per (lay, and charges his towols to tho people ! Thon wo ' havo a small bill of two thousand dollars, anil upwards, for repairs such as taking down curtains and carpets and largo items for silver paper. Also a chargo of ono hundred dollars for ono divan and eight cushions ; a small bill for a French bedstead, and other French furnitiiro, of ono thousand livo Imndrod and ninety uiiwi dollars I And another bill in which tieonio aro cliartrcd tor unnuiiiL' ilr. Vu JJUIUIl 3 mum KlUVUS illiu IUI IWU KIllIU it 1...' r.... 1.- blades, the sum ol 4 M) I 1 ho people. aro also charged eight hundred and fif'ty nino dollars, for tho services of $ horso, cart, and gardener, to aid in raising Mr Van Burcn's vciretahres ! spent b45,tJUU lor lurnituro during tho eight years that ho occupied the Whito House, and Mr. Van Burcn, the first year of his administration, expended for the samo purpose upward of 810,000 ! Mr. Ogle said he was aware that Mr, Van Burcn was a great advocctc of gold, and ho supposed that eating witli gold knives and forks gavo mm a "hankering" ! that way ! Mr. Lincoln repeatedly interrupted Mr Ogle, in the course of his remarks, and informed him that tho report of his speech was published in the olohe, was takca by a reporter and published without his knowledge or consent ; he never saw it, until it appeared in print, and had no op portunity to revise it ; and he wished it understood that it contained very many inacurracios, some of which he had poin ted out to tlio gentleman from Pensyl. vania. Tho report, he repeated, was a perversion of his langagc, and contained expressions which ho did not use : He disavowed the spirit of it, entirely. Mr. Oglo said ho was glad to hear tho centlemau make this explanation. He did lrom tho reports. So other President ( im ..i. t.! ir UYiii uiu .sum a iiiitii. ii nu jiui muii'it these charges in one instance, there would be no end to them no limit, whatever, but the limit of avarice. Instead of a salary of $25,000, the salary of the Prcs idedt might bo increased, by his own will, to $100,000. He considered this a monstrous abuse of power, and one that; ought to be immediately checked. Well, then, here you have a specimen of the facts, figures, and arguments, pre sented by Mr Ogle to sustain the famous Gold Spoon story. The spirit of this story is the charge of extravagance, and a mean abuse of power for pecuniary ad vantage. Mr Oglo has talked three days on this subject, and will soon present to the public the entire mass of facta which ho has collected, with receipted bills, and the certified documents to sustain his charges. I have only gath ered a few items from the speech which he delivered last evening and this was i.. .i i i mi scarcely a third of the whole. Then how does the Gold Spoon story stand now? Is not Mr. Van Burcn a "vain main?" and does not his vanity " lio within a narrow circle V Read again the extract givon above from ono of mv former letters, and sec if it bo not literally true. 1 declare again, that Mr Van Bu rcn has filled the White Douso with ex travagant French furniture that he h an ;m aristocrat in feeling and in practice that his public table is garnished with a pyramid of foreign jewelry, and other ex pensive and improper ornaments that on extraordinary occasions he uses a ser vice of gold plate that he rides in an English coach, constructed in imi tation of those used by tho nobility of Great Britain and that while living in a style of princely magnificence, ho meanly charges his common family expenses his towels and gardening to tlio pcoplo of the United Slates. Here is a gold spoon story somewhat enlarged and tho more you investigate it, tho worse it will appear. It is to bo rcgrotted that a man of Gov, Lincoln's good sense should havo lent himself, for an instant, to justify such monstrous extravagance such a flagrant abuse of power and such a gross viola tion of every princlploof the democratic creed. Hut as I understand this explan ation, ho has not done so. He declared, most explicitly, that the report of his re marks in tho Globo was a perversion of his language. Ho did not deny tho charges about the French furniture, tho gold spoons, ice. Ho did not pretend to know tho character of tho furniture, nnd tho tablo ornaments. Ho did not deny the truth and authenticity of the items ex hibited by Mr. Ogle. Ho only said thai Mr. Oglo labored under a misapprehen sion with regard to the language that ho had used, and also with regard to ono par ticular item of $500, which Mr. Oglo sup posed was supplied for repairs upon tlio interior of tho Whito House, when it was, in fact, applied to the exterior. If tho Locofocos will read this new edition of tho Gold Spoon story care fully, and ponder upon it well, I willgivo them some nioro facts and figures on "tlio samo subject continued," in a few days. This present Democratic Administration i3 decidedly ono of tho purest and most repdhlicun tliat ever existed. 8HAWMU.