Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, September 25, 1840, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated September 25, 1840 Page 2
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Olio presidential term an economical adminis tration n sound currency a protccllnt; (arllT low salaries and full prices fur labor, and the products of labor. WILLIAMHENRY HARRISON. ron VICB TRKSIPr. KT. JOHN TYLER, Of Virginia. " In all ages and nil countries, it has been observed, that tho cuhivntora of the soil nrc thonc who are least willing to part with their rights, and submit themselves to the will of a master. Wm. II. Harrison. " The people of the United States May they ever Mtnombcr, that, to preserve their liberties, they must do Aeirown votingJind their own fighting. IlAttntsON. " TltB BLtSSINOS Or THOUSANDS or WOMEN AND MtLDRKN, PEiCVSD mOM TUB fcCALI'lNO KNITE OFTIIE alTIILBSS HAVAOI OF THE WILDEttNESfi, AND TDOM TIIH TILL MOMB SAVAGE PnOCIOR, REST ON HARRISON Ao ma gallant abmv." Simon Snyder's ATessags $ Ihc Pennsylvania Lcgislaturc,Dceember Oth, 1813. ron ELncTORi, HON. SAMUEL C. CRAFTS, ) HON. I-VZRA MF.F.CH. $ M ,arg'' 1st (list. WILLIAM HENRY, 2d dist. JOHN COXANT, 3d dist. ABNER 11. W. TENNEY, 4th dist. WILLIAM P. 11RIGUS, 5th dist. JOSEPH REED, THE CONVENTION OF 100,000 AT DAY TON, OHIO. We noticed, on Saturday, the great Whig Con ention of the Miami Valley, hold at Dayton (not Cincinnati, as was stated,) on the 10th of .Sep tember. The Cincinnati Gazette gives the fol lowing account ot the speeches of Gon. Harrison and the other speakers : GENERAL HARRISON Commenced his response, and his speech to the people, by a fooling allusion to the glorious reception which had been given him. "But," said lie, "fellow citizens, I havo not the vanity olio moment to suppose, that any service which I tiny havo rendered my coun try, or any parsonal respect or alfection for me, has thus drawn you by thousands and thoustnds from your homos. I knotc that it is a much deeper and iocnor feoling, a much more important consideration, that has broimht you here. It is the cause the great and good cauhr, fellow-citizens, which ice haet all tpouttd, that has drawn you thus together, from your renute homes, to take counsel of each oilier, and to reason together touchinc the common good." Gen. Harrison then alluded to the silly charge, so often mvicagainst him by Ids political opponents, thnt h " was in tho habit of concealing opinions, and could not be induced to express them." He remarked, as srpry body knows very truly, that so far from there being any truth in this charge, he had been a plain and free spoken man all his life, and had especially, during the first canvass in which he was a candidate for the Presidency, written and published his political (ntimcnt.i, time and again, in almost every possible form. It was true, ho Maid, ho had declined givin,; any actual "pledges" as to his conduct in certain events, should ho bs elected to the high and responsible, ofliccof Chief Magistrate of the United Stales. His active life had been a long one; and he believed that amuch better guarantee for the correct conduct of a Chief Magistrate, could be found in his own character and the course of his former career, than in any pledpes he might givo during the heat of an active canvass and the pendency of a doubtful contest. He had never denied or doubted in the riVht to bo informed ot th loading political opinions of candidates for offices of trust ; nut on the contrary, was clearly and entirely of opinion, that their sentiment should he freely ex pressed and wall understood. He had always so ex Brcssed his. General Harrinon spoke for about an hour, in his most interesting manner, vindicating hiins.ilffrom the aspersions of his enemies, and establishing what he said, as he went along, by evidence which Senator Alien anu ms iikc wouiu oe very nr troni atleniptin to controvert, if confronted bv the authorities addueci Towards the closo of his speech, he declared himself to rcn warm menu to a good credit system; "tor, said he, "without credit, wh.itliad now been the condi tion of this beautiful -Miami Vallcv. croon and smilim? In the richness, and exuberance of Nature, and whose thousands and thousands of independent population surround us nt this momcntl" "Establish to-morrow," he continued, " the hard money system, so much lauded of late as opposed to a good system of credits, Bud ten years from this time, every man note rich, win ue ricner, ana every man nou poor, Kill oc poor er." General Harrison, wc are told by those who were nn me eminence oi tno cist, was nenru tlistinctlv throughout hisspesch, at the distaucjoffour hundred fact from the. stand. Ho was frequently interrupted by loud and long plaudits, and touched by his frank ness an 1 simplicity, a chord of thousands of Ivjsoms, mat win thrill tor life with recollection of the day and mo oucnsiun. COLS. CHRISTIE AND CHAMBERS. The former of New Orleans, the latter one of the woii;Hnown ami gallant volunteer aids of Cen. Ilarri sort m the Battle of the Thames, spoke after the Gen eral, in the order to winch we have-namcd them. Col. Chiistie wasa private at Fort Meigs, and testififd to the bravev. firmness, and mihtsrv'nbilitv erhiliitr.il I, his old commander dining the celebrated Siege of that post, in amanner which must have put to shame hosts "V" "" "ecu iimuccu uv ineir proiugate po litical leaders to raiso tho cry against General Hani "in of "cowardice," and 'incompetency," had thev boon present to hear. Cot. Chambers' speech was full of important matter, anu ciiutcm-ii nv irccucni sa ues ot minor, iifir.-ivn a narrative of the battle of tlio Thames, which" he biiuuiu uu miiucou 10 write out tor punucation. Han dime Col. Johnson as ono for whom nvi-ni i-in-m,, stances had given him afivlim. nlliril m nnniMnm i S One Of Whom, on nccnimt nf Ilia ,.ii.t Krvl.J I,. wonld wish to speak nothing harkh, hu look hold nf inegreav i-ciuco-u nero, senator Allen, and held mm umure me s;nrcning nrc oi ins sarcasm and re buke, turning him first this way and then lint, baistin him now here and now there, as tho blisters were seen to rwupjn tin epidemic, very much as a log-cabin housewife mana'ws a roatlinar fmoosc. till nrlv fvcry ons present must have had a feeling of pity for iu j.w in u;Miijriai;v ill viutj. THE NU.MBER 01' PERSONS PRESENT yvos, during the whnlo ot the morning, variously estimated at from sjvcnty-fivc to ninety thousand. Conjectutc, however, was nut to rest in the afternoon. at the Speakers' Stand. Here, while the crowd was compact, as we have elsewhere described it, and du ring th sneceh of General Harrison, tlm urnnml nn which it stood was measured by three different civil engineers; and, allowing to the sriuaie yard four per sons, the following results were arrived at ; the first made it 77.f00. thn second 73.(10(1. nml i!t itiir.l cn nnn During the time of making theso measurements, the number of squire yards of surface covered was rontin nally elnnging by tho pressure without and resistance r L i-Vr ! -'-um' Mirauiiiuuj' iur till! miiii uiiicri'nco in inn resiuis aiinincn anil snows tha difference strengthens instead of weakening tho nrob nble correctness ot the calculations. No rm rm.ni would have pretended that there were less than twenty thousand without tho limit of tho ndmcasiircineiit in the city, sauntcrins about the environs, scattered around tho booths where refreshments were vended, and lying in largo group!; upon tho plain, discussing affairs of state and making soeeches far ih.ma.u. This will swell tho number congregated at the Miami Tunejr tuiivi-iiiiuiij iiiuiiiuiii)-uic citizens ot Dayton, (whose population is between five nnd h!x tlinnann.l which we do, to about One Hundred TVioutanrf. Thin is what in round numbers we have placed in the heading of our article ; and this is what, by those who have been much more in tho habit of estimating crowds than we have, it was estimated nt. I'or our own parts, we could make no estimate : we should not nave known how logo about tho firm stepH nuccHsa. rr to tho formation of nnv oninion. which we would like to hazard, upon thosubject. Happily, actual sur vey nnd calculation relieves us of tho iieccusity of any thing of this kind; and therefore, tho co.i'fiino. or 100,000 WU send its voico abroad, tarling Ambition while at 'marts, and striking with terror, in their very palaco hills, the Usurpers, of the powers nnd Downtrcaders of the prosperity of tho American People. From t'i N. Y. Democratic Press. THE MYSTERIOUS LETTER. A rumor has prevailed iu thn political circles of this city for a wock ps-t that M. Van Bciin.s has written a letter to Mr. Ji.sshu Hoyt, tho Collector nf this port containing n passage; in which ho has Intimated his pnrsonnl conviction thnt ho will not bn iu-eleeted to the Presidency nt lln nnnrnnrliinnr t.i.i!ri 'rt, r..i lowing pirnirraph upon this subject appeared in tho Courier and Enquirer. . ."A RfMoa Taur. on Faikd. A LrrrTEn A story . l, IV - V "u "iiwji inui u uiiiiiiguwien oincer (This Majesty a Customs hns received n letter from vvastuneton, Intended to dissuada Locofocoimh from fwJtmif its rnone y in bets nn the approaching Pre si. MHiat timlou, and. iu ttj:j pving up tliq coytflsi. Soma say that this letter was written by Mr. Van Dunn's order t others say that it was from Mr, Van Huron himself. Tho story is doubtloss founded in fact. If we make it a point never to belicro more than half wchoari itinprudont to believe half at least, when It is confirmed by ihciuggcstion thnt "what every body says must be true.", Now all Wall street says that thcro is a letter of this tenor in town a lottcr from a distinguished functionary at the scat of Government to an official in this great commercial metropolis. "An eminent Loeofoco assures us that a letter has been written, as is set forth in the premises but not procisely of the character which wa havo given to it. Tne contents of the letter were originally divulged, ho ays, by an act of rascality, which he qualifies with an epithet that we cannot venture to repeat. How this may bo wc know not. Wc can only vouch for the general currency of the report : and eanonly say that if Mr. Van Burcn has not written such a letter, it is high time he should. Not that Loco Focolsm propo ses to venture much money upon the election as it has fought shy of betting for at least G weeks. But as a mere act of justice to tho deluded individuals whom Croswdl is decoying into the loss of their money by the assurance thnt New Vork is going for Mr. Vnn Burcn, the President ought forthwith to let his friends know that ho considers tho game up, nnd is making preparations for Kindcrhook. This would be fair and upright. As it is, men arc found who will bet perhaps 350 in favor of Van Burcn to 8100 against him very fair odds, perhaps, six weeks ngo, but ruinous in these times, Now it is quite time for Mr. Van Burentoar rest these improvident speculations" of his friends t ond we think that a committee from Tammany Hall should wait upon his correspondent and request a copy of his letter for the press." Now, wo are. enabled to state, on the anthority of ii irpii-i;iiHiiu jLrtuititjuiii; ";, wiiu uas uum bccii and read his totter, precisely what its purport is, and tho circumstances under which it became disclosed to the community. It appears that a lithographic artist nf this citv was sometime since at Washington, en deavoring to raise lubscriptions for a print exhibiting Sortroits of President Van Bckcm and KiciiAftn M. oiinhon, in juxta-position, together with various sur- rouiiuuiK ucviecsanu inscriptions, oi ootn oi inesc uia- uijui:mi-u juiiuiiuiiancH uc surccucu in cuiivrung ibout two hundred dollars of which Mr. Van Burtn himself contributed about twentv-five dollars. He was also favored with letters from some of the friends of the administration at Washington to influential members of the party in Now York, recomending that his laudable and useful undertaking should be encou raged and rewarded. In duo time the print was accor dingly brought out, nnd now is to ho seen in many of tne loco loco tnverns nnd rum-holes ot this city. Foiling, however ti receive that remuneration from the loeofoco politicians which he had been inndiiccd to expect, he was adviseJ to write to Mr. Van IU'hen diner, soliciting tho aid ofhis powerfu interposition. This letter the President inclosed'in another addressed to Mr. IlovT, requesting that he would take the ar tist's case into consideration and secure him from pe cuniary loss. In doing this, however, he added the following frank, friendly, ami highly honorable advice which wc give 1:1 ine worus in wnicn 11 was repeated to us by our informant, who had rend them repeated- lv. in Mr. VAX lUMM.'.M'X .vn ltATVnwnTTIW mid who believes that he retains them accurately in his memory : "NEVERTHELESS, ACCORDING TO PRE SENT APPEARANCES. IT WOULD BE WELL TO ADVISE OUR FRIENDS NOT TO BE TOO LIBERAL WITH THEIR MONEY IN THE AP- ROACIHNG CONTEST." Wc deem this hint most considerate and nraisc. worthy s so much so that it is the duty of tho admi nistration cress throughout the countrv to urgo nnd extend it to the infatuated minds of their whole rmrtr. It may deprive the sporting Democratic Whips of a rich harvest it is trues but no matter, fo thnt the time ly caution befriends those unhappy politinil fnna ticswhosifinuvitablcdissDnointnient will he sufficiently severe, without the. aggravation of pecuniary sscrifice. Wc consider the frienrtlv warning given bv Mr. Van Be a &n in this letter, as the most honorable act of his life. Whether Mr. Hovt suffered the h'tter to become public from the same worthy and hig'u-miniltd motie, or whether its publicity was n mere instance of enrc lnMiie'! and milverteiirv. wc do not presume to ssv : but thnt ht diil receive this letter, and did himself place it in other hands, are facts which he will not and can- ntorli'nv. We mnk.. nn fnrlhrr rommml nnnn lti I mntter, at present, but have it to the spontaneous re-! flection of our rcadert ELEGANT EXTRACT. If put upon the cenrcli we ehoiild bo at a loss where to find a finer model of the eloquence of rettsan and reasoning, than the annexed extract, of a Speech of Gen. Harri!onV deliv ered in 1S17 on the Seminole War. In our poor tautc, nntiquitv lian transmitted uu verv litte su perior to it, nor modern times furnixhed from the Spoccheo of tho Pitts, father and t-on, Fox, Sheridan, Uurko, Mirabenu, a finer specimen of blended patriotic wisdom, just thought and ra tional eloejuence. Here to be sure, in not the fiery and vehement eloquence of '-that terrible Cor net nf I Iorhc" which from the moment it hurst forth in the House of Common!", chained all England in admiration nor that of him who was the first to proclaim France regenerated when he sent word to Louis XVI. by his tremb ling usher, "go tell your master we are here as sembled in the name of the 1'euple of France, and will not adjourn until we have executed their command." but, belonging to another and more passionless School of eloquence, the thought is not le.-s hiipc.-ior, the diction not less admirable and the clFectought to have been equally impressive : Jlxlractfrom Gen. Htrrison's remarks in fit Ihust 0 Hprscntatirts on the Seminole War. Republican Government should mike no dis tinctions botween men, and should never rel.ix its maxims of security for any individual, however dis tinguished. No mm should be allowi-d to sav tlist he could do that with impunity which another could not do. It' the Father of his' country wcrn alive, nnd in tho administration of tho Government, and hid au thorized the taking of the Spanish posts, I would de clare my disabbrouution of it ns readily ni. I do now. iay, more, ucrausc ine more uisungnisiiru the indi vidual, thu HMre b.-iltttarv the exilnnle. No one can tell how soon such an cxamulo would be benefiriil. General Jacksjn will be faithful to his country; but 1 recollect that tho virtue and mlnotism of i-'abms and Scipio wcrcaanu followed by the crimes and the usurpation of Sylla. I am surf, sir, that it is not the intention of any gentleman upon this floor to rob Gen. Jackson of a singlj ray of glory, much Icm to wound his feelings or injure his reputation. And, while 1 thank mv friend from MissUsmni. (Mr. I'nui dextor,)iu tho nsiue of those who agre with me that wencrai jacKsnn nas uon't wrong, I must lie permit ted to decline tho usfl of the address which he Ins so obligingly prepared for us, anil substitute the following ai more consonant to our views and opinions. If the resolutions pass, I would add re?s him thus : "In the performance of a sacral duty, imposvl by tln-ir con struction 01 thu constitution, tho lliprcs-nfitive) of the Pconlu have found it necessary to dmannrnvi. a single act of your buliiant career: th-y have done it in the full convictions that the hero who has guarded her rights iu thn field will bow with reverencj to the civil institutions of his country, that he has admitted as his cr.ied that tho .chtracter of the sillier can never be complete without eternal deference to the character of the ciliz -u. Your country lirn done for you nil that a Republic can do for tho moil favored of nor sons, 'i he ago or deification is nasi: it was an age of tyranny and barbarism , tho adoration of man siiouiu no H'liiresspu to ms ureator nlonc You have been feasted 111 tho Pntnuesof the cities. Your statue shall be plite m tho Capitol, and your nnmc he found mlhcHongs nf the virgins. (So, gallant chief, and bear with you the gratitude of your country. Go, under the lull conviction, that as her glory is identi fied with yours, fhe hns nothing m ire dear to her but her laws nothing more sacred but her Constitution. Even an unintentional error shall be. shall lie sancti fied to her service, It will teach postelily that the Government which could diapprovo the conduct of a Mnrcillus, will have fortitude to crush the vices of .Minus." These sentiments, sir, lead to results in which all must unite. Gen. Jackson will still live in in tho hearts of his fcltow-cilizciiF, and the Constitu tion of our country will bcimmortnl. MAJOR EATON OUT FOR HARRISON! Major John II. Eaton, tho adopted con of Gen. Jackson, and tho first Secretaryjof War ttndur his administration, lias nlrcndy made two Hpccchcs against Van Huron and in favor of Harrison; one at Union'.own,, Pa. and the other at Wheeling, Va. The Wheulinir Times given the following sketch of his speech nt Un iontnwn: A friend in writing from Fayette county Pa., in forms us thnt Gen. John H. Eaton, the Biographer of Jackson, and ex-minister to Spain, delivered a very able speech im tho lOthinst.tn Uniontown to the Whig, m which he denounced, in the strongest terms, tho impolitic lllcnHuriB nf thf. nr,.nnl ,l,,,ir,. istratioi). Ho bora tho most decided testimony to the republican principles and bravery of Gen, Har rison, npd.in.tlio peroration of his eloquent address, avovyed his determination to support-him heartily and zealously in tno ensuing couiest. -ilio writer addst "S01110 of tho remarks or tiencrul Knton confirm 1110 in nn opinion lung entertained and fre quently cxpresHcd, that Mat tin Van Burcn hus ever bleu tlio most iuveterato enemy of General Jack son. And, also, the following riotico of his speech at micciinp. ' , Major Eaton. Into Minister t,o Spain, arrived in tiiis wijr uu oaiiiiuiiy iuai, uini in luiniilllinro wun an earnest request addresiiod the citizens at tho City Hair in tho evrplrig. Although (ht-ro was no previous no ucn irrvwv rt IIjiU m-hs uvsjl frinn end jo cud, and agroatnumbot of those who caroo were compelled to leave without being able to got in. Major Elton is much better capable of addressing a large audience than we suDoosod. We listened to hu soccch for near two hours, with great pleasure. He canvassed the measures of Government, tho principles adopted by it, and the principles inrolvcd in tho name that party had assumed. I to said, as all democrats who have seen good causo to leave tho suDoort of Mr. Van Hu ron, say, and truly, that he had forsaken no principles, but was still a Democrat, while the pnrty in power appeared to him to be actuated by a desire to inctense and stronpthen the power of the Executive, and fol low in the itstens of the old federalists. He spoke of tho merits of the two men who are before the peo ple, lor the oincc or President, ho spoke or his ser vice with General Harrison in the Senate of the Uni ted States, of his knowledge of his character, of his democracy, of tho weak evidences that the other party had produced to provn federalism, and the many strong evidences tnst existed that he nnd always ixcn a consistnnt democrat, whilo Mr. Van Burcn had not. to nis Knowledge, given any vcrv striking evidences or nip nuncrcner in acmociwy. in line no expressed strongly his preference and his determination to sup port Gen. Harrison, and give him and the cause of de mocracy all the aid in his power. HEAR GEN. GAINES. Jlpwardit of four columns of the St. Louis New Era of the 3d inst. arc occupied with a lottcr from the veteran Gen. Gaines, of tho U. S. Army, addressed to Ex-Governor Cannon, of Tennessee, chiefly concerning his system of dc fence, which, it appears, has been misreprescn ted. Having disposed of this subject, he takes occasion to correct some misrepresentations of his views of Gen. Harrison ; and we ask attcn tion the following full and cxplict declaration of his exalted estimate of the man and his servi ces: I sorved under of Gen. Harrison in tho Northwest crn army during the principal part of the summer and autumn of the year 1813, during a part of which time, I held the npnointmcnt of Adiutant General, which brought meintodaily and often hourly intercourse with him ; and though never with hitn in battle, I had ma ny opportunities of witnessing his vigilance and de votion to the service, and of admiring the energetic simplicity and systematic accuracy of his views, nnd the zeal nnd promptitude with which he marched to nnd from Fort Meigs, through the deep swamps, from post to post, when momently expecting to enter a combined savage and British ambuscade of from four to five thousand red and white savages j from whose cannon, rule and tomahawk, Gen. Harrison was often protected by fewer men than the life guards who ac companied our distinguished Gen. Jackson tinon his Seminole campaign in the year 1918, while the forco opposed to htm was not hair as great as that by which Gen. Harrison was menaced. With an eaual know ledge of Gen. Harrison nnd Gen. Jackson. I should be uniust to both and false to mv country, if I did not declare, that, upon the occasions here alluded to. more trying to the real soldier than any thing the battle field often presents, I have never known Gen. Jackson, whose military honors are beyond alt dispute, to evince more cheerfulness under the privations of food and rest, and more intrepidity of purpose in danger, than Harrison uniformly exhibited. And although I had the deep mortification to be unable to accompany him from Detroit in pursuit of Tecumseh and Proctor, which terminated in the battle of the Thames. Octo- ber 5, 1813, yet I wng assured by Gov. ShMby, and Com. Perry,'thnn whom there never lived truer or more cluvnlric spirits, that Harrison provrd himself tobenn able Gmenil, without fear and without re proach. It is true that in the early part of the war in the fall nnd winter of 1312-131 felt and expressed freely the Apprehension, that Gen. Harrison possessed too much of the milk of human kindness, and too much caution hi his movements for an efficient U. S. Com-mnndtr-in-chief. I was strongly inclined to blame hitn for not sustaining the gallant army headed by our esteemed Winchester, defeated nt the river Ra'isin j and for not controline and savins- the bravo Dudlcv and his reiriment Oil the 5th of MllV. at Fort Meigs. 1,111 a careful invkSiigation of the circumstances thnt surrounded him, convinced me that his discipline. though mild nnd paiernnl, was strictly conformable to our military law, and that without great caution, such an put it out of his power to reinforce Winches ter, or save Dudlcv, the principal part of his disposable force would probably have been sacrificed, in these or in other unavailing efforts to bring the war in the nnrthwest to nspcedv termination by a great battle; when, at any time before Perry's victory, a gri'at bat tic lost by C'i'n. Harrison would have exposed hun dreds of families to almost certain massacre, on hun drt ds of miles of frontier more difficult to defend thnn aay other part of the national frontier, not excepting, that of Florida a frontier where, from the great drpth of rich aoiland muddy roads, a forced march of a few successive days oficn resulted in a loss of effective strength nearly equal to thnt or n well fought battle. I havi' often admitted what I could not now conceal without flagrant injustice to the slandered patriot, that 1 learned in 1313 from Gen. Harrison tho best lessons I ever learned 111 the art of war against n savage foe; les'ons precisely such as in 18131 found Gen. Jackson zealously employed in teaching to his volunteers in me ociiiuioie war. ivOinparca witn all tho living Gi'iismls perponally known to me, I have no doubt but that Hamsun was and is the most highly qualified for the command of a large army j and consequently the greatest and best for the office of constitutional commandcr-in-clucf. OHIO AGAINST THF. WOULD. The Cincinnati Gnzettcof tho 12th inst. contains an Hc-ount of n Convention of one hundred thousand frvemcn at Cincinnati on the 10th of September. Gen narrison spoKe lorauoul nn hour in his most inter estiiig manner, and was heard distinctly at thu dis tance of four bundled feet from the stand. Ho was rrenunntlv interrupted by loud and long plaudits, and and touched, by his frankness and simplicity, a chord in thousands of bosoms, that will thrill inr lif.- ivitb the recollection of tho day and the occasion. Cols. Cliri."tic and Chambers, both nf whom were at Fort Meigs and the Thames also spoke. Gov. Metcnlfpre sidedover this immense meeting. Troy W hig. OnioiNAtTV or Van BcnKs-. Mr Van Burcn is cer tainly one of the greatest of inventive geniuses. He works by mcsns altogether original expects to gain desirable ends, by means peculiarly his own. He intends to creates metallic currency by issuing Treasury not-'s. Tosecurc the public money,by tempt ing office-holders to run away with it. To better lliei condition tf thcptoplehy destroying theircredit. To secure the rights of the People, by giving to the Prcsi drnt the command of an army of 200,000 men. To improve! thn condition of the poor man. bv adding vul uc to the wealth of the rich. To cover the countrv with bb stings nnd benefits, by reducing the wages of woming men. And to get hunsell re-elected Presi dent ty slandering men, who were risking life and hm'is in defence of their country, while he ' was fat teniug on the spoils of office. - Providence paper. copy. I'nst OJJice Department, Contract Office. Sent. 9. 1840. ( Sis. Since issuing the orders of the 5th, 15th, nnd win Aug. indicating a determination ot the De pnrlmeiit t j enforce the legal restriction upon the con- veyanceofuewi4Mperi by contraclorsand their agents urn jni iumc-1, uui ui 111c 111111, iiiiuiinuiioii nas occn received, thst the papers usually went in that wav would not, if the restrictions were enforced, be carried in the mail so as to contribute to the revenues of the Department: And perceiving also that those whose interests are most affected by tho enforcement of this prohibition, profess to entertnin doubts in regard to tno construction given to tne inn law, nnd tnnt a very general public sentiment prevails that this restriction hns, by 11 change in the modes and facilities of convey ing ti'iwspiipcrs, become inexpedient if not unjust, ine i-immustcr licnerni, on a review 01 the question, nas come io tuo conclusion to suspend ror the pr Hi-nt adopting the ineiisures indicated bv thr naiil n dcrs for tho enforcement of the restriction, with tho view 01 nuoriiingan opportunity, liter the public mind uas necn caucn 10 ine question, ior 1 ongrt-ss to e-on-sidrr the subject, and to adopt such further legis lation in relation to it as thev may think the ores cut condition and interests of the country may de inuiid. Very respectfully, Yourob't servant, (Signed,) S. It. HOBBIE, First Assistant P. M. General. N. Greene, Esq. P. M. Boston. ARRIVAL OF THE BRITISH QUEEN. The British Queen, Lieut. Roberts, at New York at midnight on Wednesday. She sailed from London on the 1st. The editor of the Courier and Enquirer and Democratic Press havo dates from that city to to her day or sailing, nnd from Liverpool to 31st ull. Tho news is important. There is now every pros pect of a war. Meheinet Ali has positively refused to comply with the request of tho four powers. All over France nnd England ihere is tho utmost activity in preparing th army and navy for war. The money market was heavy, with a downword tendency. Consuls left olTon the evening of tho 31st at 90L This is a small decline. Cotton in Liverpool is soiling largely nt moderate hut steady prices 1 say for Upland from fid to Cd ; for Mobile) from Cd to 7d, nnd for New Orleans, 5d to 7d. t Manufactures arc very dull. "Tho harvest will ho very good. Mr. and Mrs. Wood, the singer, and an Italian ope ra triMino hnvu arrived. .Lord Falkland. Governor Gcuertd of Nova Scotia, is in the Britannia steam ship for Halifax. Tho British Queen was seized for smuggling tobacco. The ship was relonsed on scat rity being given to pay such fines as rimy ho levied. The Ullecll aimoilltnil tlm Ili.rLl linn f'Una llnrnn Sydenham, to bo Governor of tho Province of Canada This ro-nppointmcnl to tho Governorship of Cnnndo m luiuiwr, ill wu.,iit!ice 0, 4llr, l-0ulCtl TllOlltSOn being raised to Uie peerage. London, Sept. 1. NEWS FROM CHINA. ' 1 Tho Hindoo, Mnnson, arrived at Liverpool from Calcuttni snake, on the 2-d July, the Aden, from Chi. na. Tho Aden left Macao, on the 27th of April, 18 dsyt tubwuf-nt to rbt kfo of rh advices rf niht by the list overland maiL No event of importance had occurred in the interval. Tho Chinese continued bus ily engaged in making preparations for receiving the migitsn exiicuition. uccasionnuy tncy omuncu iiieiu selves by tluowing rockets amongst the English (hips at Macao, without however, causing any serious dam age. As much ten had been brought to Macao no would load all the ships wailing for cargoes at that rendezvous. Wo lenrn. in addition, that (ill the American ships had left Macao with fuil cargoes, that tho British trade was carried on under the Danish nag, ana that irciguts were from 11. to 8. per ton. From the N. Y. American of Saturday. LATER FROM EUROPE. The Britannia steamer ronched Boston yesterday having left Liverpool on tho afternoon of tho 4th, and thercforn accomplishing her passage (including the stop at Halifax,) in less than fourteen dnys. The intelligence, though several days later than by the Queen, docs not possess much importance. Tho tone both of English and French journals was more pncific. The intelligence from China is no later, The accounts of the harvest continnc good, and tho cotton market was steady and without change, Lord Falkland, the now Lt. Governor of Novin Scotia, was a passenger in the Britannia, to supersede Sir Colin Campbell the present Governor. Tho Paris papers of 1st September contain nothing new on ine siiujcct ot tho Eastern question. io nv tutligence has reached Paris since the receipt of the te legraphic despatch from Toulon, announcing tho re icction by the Pacha nf tho tirnnnsnls of the Four Powers. With the exception of the ultra-Radical and Lagitimistjouriinls. the Parisian nrcss is almost una nimous in calculating upon a pacific arrangement of me aiiiercnccs wnicn have arisen between r.ranccanu the ! our Luropcan Powers. A decline in the funds took place on the Bourse on Tuesday, 15th, which is ascribed to the unsatisfactory state of the liquidation. Many failures had already taken place, and hut few speculators had honorably puiu men uiueri'iiccs, ay far nic grcaicr numucr oner ing compositions of from 20 to 50 per cent. The fleet of the quadruple alliance woro preparing ior n visii iu Aicxanuno, u not airenuy on ineir way inuncr. The stenmship Great Western, which left New i ork, August 18th, at 3 o'clock, r. m., arrived Bristol on the 31st, at 101 p. m. Prof. Muller. of Gottingdcn, died nt Athens Aug Sth, from an illness brought on by fatigue and expo surs in copying inscriptions and making excavations oi ucipm. I.o.xnoN. Sent. 3 2 o'clock In the funds thi mnr ning thcro is absolutely nothing doing, nor has any particular alteration occurrred in prices. The settle ment of the account in Paris, which it was supposed would lead to serious failure.1!, and compromise some of the speculators inour own stock Exchange, sfins to nave passed oil witn comparative case, and withou the occurrence ofany of the apprehended disasters, al tnougti tne losses arc Known to be severe. Consols fori immediate, transfer have realized 891 to 1, and for time 90), being about yesterday's quota tions. Money continuing rather scarce, thn nremium on oxchequer bills does not rally, being still 17s. to ivs.. anu inula I'uunus iiuvc uronneu jb. nna ds. ais- count. Bank stock is steady at 1691, and East India Stock rather heavy at 319. We have rather more business doing in shares, but to rflect sales lower rates have been more currently accepted. From the Baltimore American. FRO.M THE SOUTH. Three mails from New Orleans were received vos le-niay. Mexico. Vera Cruz tinners to the 20th tilt, hav

been received at New Orleans by the brig Kenhawa she had 4l,U00iii specie. 1 lie revolution in the city ui jucxicu appears to oc ni ancnu, so iar as tne mill taryaro concerned. Tno Central uovernment. how ever, was again claiming to itself despotic powers. 1 nc i ew ejrietuis lite hns the rollowtng letter under nic 01. Plaqckmine. Sent. 4. "Wa arc in the midst o desolation ; the wholo level in front of tho town is gone; my newspaper office has taken a trip down the river in company with several other buildings and I have only time to save the materials of the printing establishment. I am completely exhausted with fatigue, and beg of you to excuse my not giving more mnnie acinus 01 1111s puuuc calamity. 1 can merely aim in a icw wonts, mat more man eintit ar- ncnts front by an average depth of about 300 feet, has been swept away, and it is my opinion that it win not slop there, lor every thing seems to indicate that the ground will contiuuc to slide ofT for several days to come. Saratoga Springs. August 29. 18J0. Cataeact or Taqckndama in South. America, com- vartxi vim ine walled hanks or tub Avsabls River three milts from Port Kent on Lake ChampUiin. These two objects, the most singular and wonder ful display of Almighty power in this world, just begins to be known to the North American public, although tho former has for ages been considered nnd visited by the South Americans ns the greatest natural curiosity in that country. Having noticed iu a late Troy paper a short but interesting description of the Walled Banks of the Au Sable, inviting father disclosure and a more minute dcsciiption ; and having lately made an excur sion to that place with tho celebrated Col. Dunne's description and Map of Taquendama in hand, I was astonished to find so close a resemblance in their gen eral features, but finding myself inadequate to allbrd u just description of either. I will avail myself of the classic pen of the Col.'s in his visit to the Cataract with Col. Todd, who made up a party of plcasjre, mostly of Americans, at the city of Bogota in Co lumbia, for the Excursion He says "No painter can convey any adequate idea of this extraordinary work of nature none of the descriptions I had read of this Cntarnct conveyed to my prcceptions sny thing like what it is. I placed myselt on my breast to contem plate tilts wonderful display of Almighty power, with my head only over the side, while Lieut. Bache stood on the verge with folded arms, surveying the abyss be'ow with perfect composure. The mind is beguiled in the intensity of admiration and awful sublimity of me spectacle, wnicn 111 every aspect presents new beauties nnd astonishments. "Imagine a Lane, if I may so call it, Three fourths ,of a mile long, with perpendicular and parallel wall, about 50 feet apart and 179 feet high, as uniformly fair on their faces ns the best masonry at the Capitol; which will always induce the astonished sptctntor to ask if these walls be not the work of art, constructed with the. chissel the trowel the level and plumb line? The elevation of the side walls their parallel length of three fourths of a mile, could be but imper fectly expressed by thn pencil on canvass. The read er mttt therefore from thedato, figure to himself some conception of thin extraordinary work of the "Great Architect of the Universe." In refvrrencc to the Walled Banks of the Au Sable, it is impossible that a more correct view can bo given, than by Col, Dunne's description of the Cataract of Taquendama the length the relative distance of the walls lheirorA"mniiiip allcompare with such won derful precision, with the exception that the Catarnct receives the entire river at its summit whereas the Au Sable enters the Waited Bnnks, at its busc. No person can contemplate either of these wonders, hut with solomuity and awe, in a profound belief that both arc the worku of the divino architect of tho Uni verse, and works which will in process of time be vi sited by millions upon millions through all ages to the end of time, with sublime ndmirntion. All who havo visited both the fulls of Niagara and the Walled Banks do not hesitnte to say the latter is by fur the most inte resting as a natural curiosity the falls having origi nated from natursl causes from a combination of vast inland oceans seeking the Atlantic. A VISITOR. ATMOSPHERICAL PHENOMENON. Montreal, Sept. 12th. A Meteor of a most brilliant nature was observed to full from the Heavens by many of the inhabitants 01 at. Jonii!,uiiout the hour 01 nall-pastsix on Thurs day evening. To the eye of tho spectator, it presents the nppearance of nn exploded rocket at a vcrv great vleyaiion, and its brilliancy was of the most dazzling whiteness, resembling globes 01 molten silver, blcuch el as it were to a Drummondlight intensity. What rentiers tins phenomenon thu more rcmarKniuc is tne circumstances of its being still broad daylight at the time this u'rolite exploded, and there not being any cloud visible near it. No noise accompanied, nor did ny wind blow either beforcor after its explosion. precluding, therefore all idea of accounting for this siriKing mcieorny supposing 11 10 orngmaiu in atmos pherical electricity. Astronomers need not bo told that at this very scassn of the year, rerolitcs arc more especially, abundant in America, and the theory now broached by philosophers generally, concerning the origin and causo of the myriads of these meteors ob served annually in the month of September, (as first noticed ny ejaptain Iiasuilnll, some years ngo) wlucl fall always from ono particular portion of thu Heav ens, seems in somo degree to ho borne out bv the nhe innnennii noucen noove, as inn point from wnenee the meteor emanated bore by compass N. N. E., and thnt answers nearly to tho celestial locale of tho constela. tion Leo, which is in the same point of tlio eliptio in Which this annual fire shower is nhcrrvril In nnr. It was supposed by somo who witnessed thonbove phenomenon, that the meteor in question was attracted to the earth by the mass of Mount Johnson, (iiAvhich direction it scorned to fall,) a conjecturo which tho iron grnmtu of its primitive, lurmstion seems in some de gree certainly to countenance, Give us vot-H Hand.- -Wc enn nlinosi reach across tho Alum lio, if not physically, yet 111 spirit nr thought sineo Aliunde Steamers eamo into nperition, Who, half a century since, eertnlnly not Dr. Lnrdner, would have ventured to predict thnt in thoyenr 1810 a pass ago would bo made fiom Halifax to Liverpool in nine days ami a half . Yet soil is, nnd it wns performed by tho Slcnm Ship Britannia, Capl. Woodtutr, Her nassngo out hero was made in 12 days her pnssngo in'inc 11. inm. .uui mm, cud leu nosion on tno 1st and Halifax on tho 4th tilt, taking out CO passcners At about noon on Friday, the 14ih. she was telegraph- uruiuuii tiuiyni-uu m oo ciock in tne evening she entered tho Victoria, up which she steamed in gal lant style, nh'w competed tho most extraordinary w" '"" EXTRAORDINARY SUFFERING. rtn Mnmlnv thn Slat nit., four men. viz t Cant. Hodge, James Balfour, Anthony Fink, and Brock, left here in tho Hornet, a sail-boat of about tons, for iilnrlilelitnil. Alter getting out ot tho mount ui mo bny, tho wind drove them olTto tho north-east) when Brock, said to bo a British deserter, becnitto uneasy front fear that they would bo driven to Canada, and stripped oil' his clothes and started to swim for the pe ninsula incii aooui two nines eiisinnt. 11 is miu--u lie reached it nlivo 1 but was found dead at Butman s wharf. The captain finding himself unable to reach the neninanlit. nctt nttemntrtl to strike Kelly's (for merly Cunningham s) island initialling to uoso, no went aloft to rig Ihohaliards, when his weight capsized the boat and he was not scon afterwards. This occur red about tell miles from tho mouth of tho bay, belo w Kelly's island on Monday night. The boat lay on its broad side. Balfour held on during that night nnd the next tiny t but townrds morning on tho next night, ho becamo completely exhausted, informed his companion that no could now on no longer, let go lus hold nnu was seen no more. Fink had taken the precaution to lash himself to the boat, and remained in this condition until Friday near night, vdicn ho was discovered and cscucu, uynHmnii scnooncr, nuoui live murs irum the niountli of Black River. During this wholo time ho had neither food nor sleep, a great part of the timn tne waves neat completely over nun. wncn toiinn, there was apparently but littlo life remnining ; but by the judicious administration of pimple food,' in small quantities, by those who found him, nnd by tho kind caroofMr. Wm. Jones, at Black River, lie was so far recovered as to he ablo to bear conveyance to this place, where- ho arrived on Sunday last, bearing strong juaiKs 01 nisingniiui suiicrmgs. 11c is sun nere, nuu is nearly restored to health. Ho saw several boats and vessels while he was in his perilous situation ; but none of thorn camo within hail. They wercnll of them single men but Balfour, who has left a wifu and chil dren on the peninsula. Tho cxtrnorthnnry conduct or mock in attempting to swim ashore, anil the had management nf the boat wc suppose is justly attributed to the fact there was too much liquor aboard. Sandusky Clarion, DtsmassiNO Occcrbekck Fine and Lots or Ltrr. His reported that the dwelling-house of Dyer Babbitt, of Casllcton, was burntj last Thursday nij;ht and that four of his children perished two sous and two daughters aged 14, 12, 10, and 8. The bereaved father had left his family, but a day or two previously, for the west. Brandon Telegraph. FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1840. MAINE REDEEMED. A WHIG GOVERNOR! A WHIG SENATE !: FIVE WHIG CONGRESSMEN 1 1 ! We have the high gratification of announc ing to our readers today the glorious news of the political regeneration of Maine 1 The border State may no longer be numbered among the troops of the ofiicc-holders. The "Whig Ball" stopped not on the G rcen Mountains. It lias roll edon into the very strong hold of the adminis tration, and thus completed its triumphal course from one extremity of the Union to the other. A more splendid political victory was never achieved. Last year the Van Buren candidate for Governor was elected by a majority of be tween six ami seven thousawi, seventeen Van Bu ren men and eight Whigs were elected Senators, and of the Representatives returned, one hun dred and ticenty three were Van Buren men, and only sixty-three Whigs. Wc are now represen ted in the U. S. House of Representatives by m. V. B. men and two whigs. The change is INDEED fJUEAT THE REVOLUTION GLORIOUS. Maine is a Harrison State. Hundreds if not thousands, who voted for the administration ticket for State officers last Monday, will vote for Harrison Electors in November. This decisive and unexpected success is causo of heartfelt gratulationsto the Whigs of Maine they may well congratulate themselves, one another, the State and the Country, upon a result so auspicious. From the Kennebunk Gazette of Saturday. POSTSCRIPT. THE WINDING UP. ALL RIGHT! A'O MIS- TAKIU The mail of last night brought us the entire county of Aroostook, and settles the question about the elec tion of EDWARD KENT. The Locofocos have died rather hard, but wc do not well see how they can live any longer. It is a gone case for John Fairfield beyond the power of resurrection. Wc have now the whole State, with the exception of three or four plantations, which do not throw 100 votes and the following is the result. For Edward Kent, 45,353 For John Fairfield, 44,1125 Kent's majority, VOTES FOR GOVERNOR. 18)0. 1833. Kent. Fairfield. 5419 G191 5135 3635 2616 1152 2012 2465 2001 4710 4359 4469 395 Kent. Fairfield. York, complete, 4530 Cumberland, do, G670 Lincoln, do, 6338 Kennebec, do, CS03 450 5577 64 1G 6521 5323 6019 6591 3S33 32G4 2730 1103 1300 17S5 2001 2337 2652 2129 2057 2166 4752 SS33 4657 2691 4637 161 371 42,897 46,276 3379 433 3312 somerset, elo, J7J7 Piscataquis, do, lij'i Franklin, do, 1822 Hancock, do, 23GS Washington, elo, zibj Wnldo. do, 2507 Penobscot, do, 4209 Oxford, elo, i5l Aroostook, do, 231 45,353 41,925 Majority for Fairfield in 1533, Majority for Kent in 1810, Net Whig gain. The whole vote of the State is over 90,000. The Portland Advertiser states that but few scat tering vote's have been given only ten heard from so far. From the Portland Advcrticr of Saturday Evening. THE CONCLUSION THE WHOLE MATTER. There can be in the mind of our opponents, no rea sonable doubt of the defeat of John Fairfielp, or the election of Edward Kent by the People of Maine, Mr. Kent's vote will not only exceed the vote of Mr. Fairfield, hut the scattering returns, and nothing short of a defeat of the will the People, as expressed through the Ilallot I!ox, can make the result a doubt ful one. Our opponents may try to keep back theap palling truth, but is nevertheless true, and the official canvass will make good all that wc have said. From thcllangor Whig of Friday. THE REPORT OF THE STATE OF MAINE! THE GOVERNOR ELECTED!! A GAIN OK TWO IF NOT THREE MEMIIERS OF CON GRESS ! I ! A MAJORITY OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES!!! lt gives us great pleasure to announce that ED WARD KENT will be the next Governor of Maine, that there is a gain of two and probubly three members of Congress, and both branches of the Legislature. An effort was made this morning to cheer tho spirits of the office-holders by certain letters from Augusta, but conjecture and surmises arc not satisfactory, for fig ures Kont lie. The Senate will stand 19 Whigs to 7 Locofocos. The House consists of 16C members. So far as has been heard, it stands thus Whi Locos. 11 10 8 1 12 2 7 5 y CG Yotk Cumberland Lincoln Kennebec Oxford, Somerset Penobscot Hancock Washington Waldo The Whigs havo already heard of the election of a majority. The districts iu which no choice has been effected will return eight or ten Whigs. When the vacancies nro filled, tho Whig majority in the House will range from 15 to 20. The U. S. Senator win Tiir.ar.roRR an a Wiiio. MEM REUS OF CONGRESS. Our Uangor correspondent writes us ihat Noycs is no doubt chosen iu Hancock and Washington. Mr. Allen's majority over Sir Hannibal Hamlin, in Penobscot is 607. Allen 7505 Hamlin 6993, Trr Whig train in this district since JB30is 1832. "THE STAR THAT NEVER SETS." Thus is tho Mountain State characterized, from ono end of the country to the other ; and if any thing could add to tho just pride with which wo have contemplated her position, politi cally, for the last twelve yeare, it is the univer sal note of fjratulation with which the result of tho late election has been received, throughout tho Union. The other day, whilo Gon. Harrison was addressing seventy-five thousand people at Dayton, Ohio, says the Ixjtiisvillo Journal, " tlio mail arrived with a letter for a leading whig in the crowd, giving tho particulars of tho glorious victory in Vermont. Old Tip paused in the midst of his eloquence, and the letter was read in a loud tone from ono of tho speakers' stands. Mighty beyond description was tho shout that followed, when sevcnly-fivu or eighty thousand voices mingled in ono long startling thunder peal for "the Star that never sets." The palm is conceded to us, and wo are thus the Whig State. But there is another consideration wich ought to stimulate us to renewed exertion, even under these circumstances. It is not perhaps generally understood that the Whig Central Committee of tho Union, arc preparing a superb national Flagg, which is to he presented in behalf of the Whigs of the Union, to the State which gives the largest whig majority in tho coining election, taking into consideration her numerical strength. Vermont occupies this position now, and can maintain it in November, if we but do our duty. The distinction will bo an enviable one. It is ono to which wc are entitled, and which would he moat cheerfully conceded to us by the whole country. Where might such a banner be plant ed with more propriety than upon the green hills of Vermont ? Let us then buckle on the armor put forth our whole energies, and tako tho prize. What say? shall wo do it 1 Pass the word round. NEW HAMPSHIRE. The question is now asked, whether we can afford to take New Hampshire. We have heard many object and not without somo reason. But when we come to tako a " 6obor second thought" about it, we have pretty much made up our minds to admit the Granite State into the great whig family of tho Union. Tho whig party in this State have fought the battle nobly, and at the last contested election, were defeated by only three thousand ; and what's a loco foco majority of three thousand, in these times ! Upon the whole, wc must admit N. Hampshire, if it's only to accommodate Jim Wilson. ANOTHER STATE REDEEMED. "Morn breakcth in the East." The news received this morning from Maine leaves no doubt of the Election of Kent by a large and triumphant majority over Fairfield, of tho election of four if not five members of Congress, and of a decided Whig majority in the Senate of the State. To the loud rebuke that Indiana, North Carolina, and Virginia, have ad ministered to the petty despot at Washington, Maine long benighted Maine girt in seaward and landward with the panders and parasites of the great central despotism which controls the nation Maine too, has has turned uponherop pressors, and now stands proudly by tho side of Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut, dis enthralled and emancipated, may it be forever, from the base thraldom of Toryism. The un conquerable spirit of freedom is once more aroused in the bosom of her freemen they re member that they are sons of the same soil with Wadsworth and Boyd and Tucker and as those gallant spirits struck home.whonevcr their coun try' rights or liberties were at stake, so will the present occupants of the hoil which they ren dered memorable by their birth strike home to redeem their country and the constitution, from more dangerous invaders than ever Wadsworth contended with, or than ever Preble conquered. The stern tones in which Maine rebukes Mr. Van Buren for his unwarrantable usurpations, and for his profligate and reckless course, may well strike dread into his craven heart. As tho first blast sweeps from the North and roars up Pennsylvania Avenue, to the very door of the White House, he may bury himself in his couch es of down, and thrust his head under the pil lows to keep out the awful sound. It will avail him not. He might as well attempt to keep out from the White House the roar of the artillery of heaven, as to keep out the sound of tho ter rible and deep-toned thunder which comes roll ing along the sea board from the North-Eastern frontier. This blow from one of his strongest holds seals the political doom of the most dastardly and contemptible tyrant that ever held office in Amer ica, and all that remains for hitn now, is to pre pare to die with decency. Troy Whig. GEORGIA. The election for State officers takes place in this State on the 5th Oct. The canvass is car ried on withgreat spirit, and confident hopes are expressed by both parties. A charter election was hold in Savannah on the 7th inst. The average loeofoco majority is 81. In 1S.'3S, (there was no contest in 18.')9) the loco foco majority was 130. Savannah is the strong hold of Van Burenism in Georgia. Let the other parts of the btate do but half as well, and she goes for Harrison. ''She comes late, but come she will," was the motto that her sons bore with them to Bunker Hill. Let the promise bo redeemed. State of Parties in Ohio. The editor of the Wheeling Times says that, having lately had occasion to travel through the counties of Harrison, Tuscarawap, Stark, Wayne, Carroll, Jefferson, in Ohio, ho ttiok occasion to sound the battle cry of "Hurra for Harmon!" to every man ho met or overtook, with a team or at work. Seven hundred and sixty-two persons of the number thus addressed, promptly responded, and but forty-three opposed the sentiments ! tally! The glorious result in Maine enables ub to make another entry in our Presidential account book. Since tho nomination of Gon. Harripon, twelve of the twenty-six States have held their elections. Commparing the vote now givon, with thote of 1 SHU, we have the subjoined grat ifying exhibit : li36. 1910. W. V. n. 7 New Hampshire Connecticut Rhode Iland Virginia Louisiana Kentucky Indiana Illinois Alnbinna Missouri North Carolina Vermont Maine -1 23 5 9 6 7 i 15 7 10 31 63 It will bo setjn therefore that whilo Old Tip has lost nono of the abovo States which voted for him in 18J10, ho has stormed 110 less than M.r of tho cnemy'H strong holds, viz : Connecticut, Rhodo Island, Virginia, Imisiana, Maluo and North Carolina. And out of one hundred and nineteen electoral votes whore in 1800 he had but thirty-one, ho In now pretty suro of ninety six I And yet tlio Argua would havo us belitv that thcro are "no changes" and that Mr, Van Duron's re-election is beyond a doubt ! Alb. Daily Adv, Hon. Ciiarlki Naylor declines a nomina tion for re-election to Congress. Morton Mc Michael, ono of tho Editor.) of the Saturday Courier, has boon nominated. Hon. Aaron Vanhem-ofx, of New Vork, do. cliuca a nomination for re-election to Congress Wc trust he will not discontinue his missjonary cilorts. Ho has done us a vast deal of good in Vermont. Nothing like a Loco Foco leoturor to bring out Whig majorities. defalcation! It sccm.'i lint the accounts of Ex-Governor Van Nets, while minister to Spain, have not yet been tt tied there being n balance of 818,000 not yet allowed uy congtcts. t his mny in some ucgree account for Air. Yan Ness1 activity in the cause of loco focoism Had hi been successful in rcvolutioniiing Vermont, and bringing thnt State to support Van llurcn, his ac counts would doubtless have been easily settled. The EvGovcrnor hns published a card, admitting the " soil impeachment," but says it has finally btcn concluded that some of the charges should first be laid before congress before a settlement is closed with the treasury department, which will be done a( the next session in December. Were the Ex-Governor's ac counts O. K.vc think they might have been sottled long ago. A. V. Express. We have novcr before alluded to this subject for the reason that there was nothing novel, or deserving of especial comment, in the fact that this gentleman was a defaulter. He legitimately belongs to the subtreasury family ; and whon the reckoning day comes, it will be found that the great mass of those who have been entrust ed with the public money under this administra tion, havo more or Ices of it sticking to their fin gers. The pretence, however, that he is wait ing to have his claim in offset passed upon bj Congress, is very absurd. Mr. Van Ncss'a offi cial functions ceased some four or five years ago, and he must have been fully apprised how his accounts stood before his return. In addition to this, he had full live months after his return, before tho commencement of. the last sossiou of Congress, in which to adjust matters and find how he stood. Ho was furthermore at Watb ington during a large part of the session, and if he had equitable claims against the government, why did he not then present them, and have thou allowed at once ! Why docs the government allow tis matter to stand thus, year after year, without even an attempt to bring it to a eloae ! Let common sense answer the (mention. Ono solitary defaulter was found under Mr. Adams' administration, who was instantly cast into prison by Gen. Jackson, and told there to "rot" unless he paid it, every cent. But now, forsooth, Mr Van Ness can walk offin open day with eight een or twenty thousand dollars of tho public money, and be indulged for years in the posses sion of it, under the ample plea that at some future day, he shall present a claim in offset ! and this?, too, at a time when tho government is borrowing millions to defray its ordinary expen ses ! aye, selling its property under the hammer, in order to afford such indigencies to its elec tioneering agents ! Verilv, is " corruption the order of the dav." Mr. Van Ness, in his card, says " My ac counts with the U. States, arising in the various stations I have filled, have heretofore alway been honorably closed." We take this state msnt, with some grains of allowance. Un less common report is to be discredited, ho wa.t a defaulter, at the time of his appointment, as minister to Spain. But Gen. Jackson swore ha should not enter upon the duties of the effiee under these circumstances ; and wc are credibly informed that a large portion of his outfit wa retained to balance the account. We have never heard this contradicted. So then, it would feem that an " honorable close," means, with Mr. Van Ness, paying over, when you can't hold, on any longer a point of "honor" which is rath er common among us "blacklegs." But it teems Mr. Van Buren looks upon de faultcrs in a different light from Gen. Jackson, and had Mr. Van Ness been successful in carry ing Vermont, he would have received a new outfit and salary, and gone to Spain, still a do faulter, without waiting to prefer his claim to Congress. Perhaps ho will, as it is ; but w shall tee. GOVERNMENT SALE. The sale of tho Breakwater tools and materi als took place pullichj, on Tuesday. In conse quence of the notorivty we had given it, it was well attended ; and there appeared to bo a de termination on the part of tho Whigs, not to tee the property sacrificed. Most of tho stnxller articles told for nearly or quite their value ; while the larger items went at some discount. For instance, a bell, which com, complete, about thirty dollars, sold for eighteen; the square timber, which cost 8 ISO per thousand, sold fur .$150 and the other articles in about the same proportion. The amount of the t-ale, we un derstand, will just about cover tho expense uf the loco foco party in this town at the late elec tion. FORK OUT YOUR DOLLAR. No man doubts that we have saved the coun try an hundred and fifty or two hundred dollar, in the Breakwater sale tho other day; and yet wo presume we shall not even get pay for tho advertisement. Thus it b, while the office-hol-dors like Van Ness can pocket twenty thousand dollars for just nothing at all, arid walk off with it in open day, the laborer and poor mechanic is cheated out of his honest reward for services done and performed. Arc we not as richly enti tled to five per cent commission for soring' $150 for the country, as one of the King's annointed would be in expending it ! We shall lay the matter before the proper department ; and unless we get it previously allowed, we mean to tack it into Van Ness's "claim in offset!," as Diddle did his bank into the internal improvement bill in the Pennsylvania Igielaturej and aec if wo cannot get it through Congress in that way, Our claim, we aro persuaded would give a "col orablo prote.U" to tho wholo affair, and thia wc underxtand is all the gentleman is waiting for. SIGNIFICANT. The Albany Argus, in giving an account of tho late Loeofoco meeting at Pittsburgh, says "Judge Fi&Kof Peru, we loam, presided, assist "ed by a large number of other fficers and 'the multitude wasaddrtstcd by the Hon. Silas "Wright, jr., Major Fr.Aoc,and Gen. Dm of this "city, tho Hon. A. C. Hand of Essex, and others. " And othors," forsooth ! Call you thia hack ing your friends 1 not even '0 mention the nanio of tho "Hon. C. I'. Van Ness," tho man whoso name was paraded in staring capitals in the handbill advertising tho meeting- tho man who "revolutionized," Vermont, who electrified tho audionco on the occasion alluded to, by a re. petition of his Woodstock speech! Tho day has bocn, when it was "Mr. Vnn Ncsf, and others;" but now, a significant "&c." to round off a sen toncc, expresses the amount of his importance. Mr. Van Nosh was also advertised to address the people at Saratoga, on tho 16th : but thia claim npon lus forviccs, wo understand, was ptv