Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, 19 Mart 1841, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated 19 Mart 1841 Page 2
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F R O M W A S H 1 N T O N. WAsmsaro.v, March 10, 1911. Tlicre arc yot many items of interest in Waidiingtnn. The crowd has thinned oil, but hundreds yet linger. The Senate gallery and floor were overwhelmingly full this morning. l'ni.NTniss to Titn Senate A discussion upon tlic removal of Blair and Rives as Printers, is going on in tito Senate, as yet, which threat, ens to continue, fur aught I know some days, branching ofTas it docs upon lniUcrs and things in genera!. In the course of it to day, warm words uasscd between Mr. Clav and Mr. King of Alabama, warm enough to m:d;c a duel, if fie itimr this wav had not cone out of fashion. 'Mr. King said the privato character of Mcrsrs Blair and Hives wore as good as Mr. Clay's. Mr. Clav after Ftaling what Mr. Calhoun had aid of Ulair, and Blair had said of John Catalinc Calhoun, and Pickens also, who, called Blair 'M g.iltauizcil corpse," (as well as many other things in this vein,) pronouncing Mr. King's comparison of Ins character with Blair's "calunmatis, false, and cowardly," whereupon he sat down, tn the course of the discussion one of the Senators remarket', that a Foreign Minister of a high standing, called his attention to the fact, that on the day when (Sun. Harrison wnt invili.il hv President Van Bnreu. to partake of his hospitalities, "the Court Journal" was holding him ((Sou. II.) up to the world in a light n,l w.th epithets, which if true, no gentleman could associate with him. Mr. Wright lias the itaor to-morrow. Mr. Huntington, of Conn., made an able speech to. dav on the subject denying that the Resolution of'tho last .Senate made any contract binding this Senate, or that it could bind this in the selection ot its oiliccrs, and he also stated what is worth noting, that no party in Congrcs-s here tofore, know lug It was to bo succeeded by anoth er party, had thii3 att'mptcd to impose upon it an obnovious printer. TiiF. AnitfANs of the Amistad sr.T rnr.r. The Judges of the Supreme Court, read their opinion to-il.iy, on case, of the Africans taken in the Amistad.' All, Judge Baldwin alone dissent ing, pronounced the negroes free, and ordered their liberation. Salvage was allowed Captain Gedlcy and the vessel. This opinion it so hap. pens, will give general satisfaction, for it is rather a Southern Bench of Judges, that makes tiio decision ; and the dissenting Judge is, n-' from a slave holding State, but from Pennsyl vania. Judge lhldwin gave no written dissent. No Executive Nominations. The Presi dent and Heads of Departments hive been too much occupied in all probability to make any nominations to the Senate, or c-. to consider oftliem. Our Foreign Relations are an en grossing matter of attention. The E.ttra Ses. f'on must also bo a nntterof grave deliberation. The vacancies in New York, Ronton, and Pliila do'ph'a, and tiio Consulship at Pari?, must lirM dnvvl attention, it is presumed. The Culler toinb p of New Yolk w 11 undoubted')- be a tintl"r for Cabinet considerations ns soon as possible. They who imagine that Mr. Morgan will he continued in, li'tle know of tin close re l.atio'iu a New York Collector must Inve with the I'eihral head, in which fspTt, it is as im portant to have a friend, a itisto haea Cabinet officer friendly. No general Executive appoint ments w.i be mid", rely upon it, till the popu lation is llu'-nd n.l'iu Washington. Uni'.ir.TiT.s of Mr.. Van Bmi.f. Mr. Van Huron, it issiul, leaves on Saturday for New York, ultimately to take up his residence at Kmdorhoc!:. It is stated that President Ham con contemplate giving him and his cabinet a dinner before they leave the city. After the d'dute in the Senate between Mr. King and Mr. Clay, tiio former sjt down evident ly much evcitcd. Shortly after a challenge was iii the hind of Dr. Line, and delivered to .Mr. Clay. Just as I was on my way to the Post Ollic", 1 found that Mr. King had boon arrested and held to bail. Air. U.iclnnan having acrtm panied him to the magistrate's cflkc fcr the pur pore of being his surety. UNITED STATUS .SRNATE. Ia the Senateon Tuesday, the debate was continued on the resolution to dismiss Illair & ltivc, r.a printers of tho '-7th Congress. Mr. Huntington replied at fom-j length to Ilia remarks of Mr. iluchnnan yes terday. The dilute was continued by Messrs. Hen derson, Wright, Calhoun, Kin?, Clay of Kentucky, Siiil.hof Comiwticut, and Preston, In tiiccourscof the debate a personal colli-ion took pl'ico between Messrs. King and Clav, of which tho following ac count is given by the correspondent of (he Journal of Commerce. It seems (hat Mr. Clay had remarked upon the character of (bo pre" concerned, nnd of its senior eJitor, nnd pronounced both (o bcinfautntis. Mr. King look up (ho cudgels for Mr. Iilair, and adverted to a former fellowship between him and Mr. Clay, andsuj thai Mr. Blair wnsonn footingof equal ity, in respect to moral worth, with Mr. Clay. This it me precise language but (he substance of the rc.imk. Mr. Clav. aft'.T remarking tint the nositive .allega tion of the Senator was iinparlimcniarv, and that'll? 1...1 -l...... .....1 1.. 1 ' r . i .. mi ain.H3 aiirjiui:-, inumeu uny nilllIMUVCr10ll upon any pressor any editor e.vccp' when it wis for red upon him, went on to s:iy dial ihe Globe was a libel, nnd its editor a libeller. Ho b id never Itikrn il up without seeing altrocious slanders upon himself or others of the Senile, &o. He spoke of tho ibuso formerly lit ihi-d by the Globe upon Air. Calhoun, and of lbs ctiden'cYormcly borne by the present ad hcrents nt the Glob" rirrninst its ch.arnetpr. Mn pnn. cluled theseremarks by saying thai the alienation of mi; en iinr irom.ti.auama, was -mse, untrue, aim cowardly. Mr. Iun''ro3.but remarked it mt Tie had nftri-ntv to make. Mr. Preston followed at lotigih, expressing his re gret, ia the course olius remarks, lint geiitlinc-n had been betrayed into hasty and unp.ilhincnlniy Ian Hinge, by the discussion of collateral mailers. Mr. ruin look the Ifoor, but the Senate adjourned at -1 o'clock. Ab nit (ho lime of the adjournment, Dr. Linn, cr Missouri, Iniuleil Air. Chv n challenge from Mr. King. Mr. Chyaecepted it. ' Mr. Clay nnd Mr, I.uim Itfl the Renalo chnmber together. Tho whole mailer was known and understood. Some persons imincdiiti ly interposed to pictcnl the contemplated duel, nnd Meiers King, Limi and Chy w.-refmhwith arrcstej, brought Ik (ore the magistrate and bound o.tcrin llio sum ol five thousand dollais each lo Keep die peace. The Corepoedcntof tho New Yor Commercial Advertiser gives the following acoounl of theperso.nl may aboic (tccribed: Mr. Clay, ia lbs course ofiiis rcmaiks, had animad verted with Ereat, but not with rrnjutd, icvcrity, upon tho character of the Globo and its editor. Mr King undertook luo (("fcnceofhoih, ond very unwarraul uMy, as i( sceinsio us, ihouglK nrontr tu institute n personal coinpition bclween llio clilor and (he benalo' Vroni Iveutucky, nlleging that the former, n point nf moral worth, was in all rcrpcrts on an equal Ity with (lie latter. Anarl from (he untruth of this as er(ion, wc maintain that it was both iinpjrlhmentary nnd ungcutlemanlv ; and it is strongly imimaicd that il was uttered deliberately, with icw to provoki. a personal quarrel. Mr. Clay replied with great coolness and severity. Ho sketched tho libellous character of the Globe ad verled to tboconslaney and virubneo wilh which he had been attacked and abused in its columns to its atrocious danders upon oilier Smlors to (be lan guage of bitter contempt in which it h ii I- n tpoken of, on former occasions, by gentlemen now figuring 3 its friends nnd supporters nnd eoneluib d by uscrl ing (hit (ho ill'gation of (ho Senator trunt Alabama was falso and cowardly. Mr. Preston hero arose, exinc-siimr bis rerrrct that E enllemcn had allowed themselves to bo hurrieii into anai -co unnarlinnu'iitaiv. aul his bono (bat bet ter fe ings wool J prevnd. Mr. Wriglu followed, ond when he bad ended the Bertntn adjourned, Prcifousto the udjournmrnt a challenge was tent by Mr. King (o Mr. Clay, and neecpti dby the lat(cr. lloih wcro soon after arrenud, taken before a inagls. trate, nnd required (o give bondi i ilu sum of live ihousand dollars not to break (ha iieaeo of (he Dis trict liudlisieared ttiat a Uuel nny vei (aP1 placu Iliver UlU I iujhj iii n.vniaaiwi,. u win nope (Iia( UCl' tcr counsels liuy ,n':vcil. Tlmrsdav, March 11, 1911. Afier the icurmlwaB read, tho Vice President announced to the Senate that lio should vacate his scat durinf .nc day, in order that thu Senile might have an opportnnity of electing a Presi dent pro tern. The Senate then proceeded to the discussion of the' retcdution dinnissing Blair & Rives as Printers lo the. 27th Congress, wIipii Mr.' Berrien ros'i Mid addressed tho body at wr( length in favor of tho resolution, and In reply to tne levtral arguments urged agaiust'its Mr. Benton made a brief remark In reply, when the nuostion was taken on tho adoption of tho resolution, and decided in tho affirmative as follows : Yeas Messrs. Archer, Rarrow, Rates, Bay ard, Rerrion, Clay, of Ky., Clav ton, Dixon, Evans, Henderson, Huntington, Kerr, Mangtnn, .lliiicr, Morchcad, Merrick, rncips, rorter, Preston, Simmons, Smith, of In., Southard, Tallmadgc, White, Woodbridge 1. Navs .Mesurs. Allen, Ronton, Ruchanan, Calho'iin, Clay, of Ala., Culhbert, Fulton, King, I.inn, Alclloborts, Nicholson, Sevier, Smith, of Ct., Sturgeon, Tappan, Walker, Wilatnsil, Wrodbnry 18. Mr. Clay then rose and moved that the secre tary of the Senate bo directed to deliver to Blair &. Jtives their official bond. 'i'liis motion was also carried, by the same vote. Tho Vice President then, in pursuance of the notice ho had previously given, withdrew from the chair as presiding officer for the residue of thu present Ecssion. On motion of Mr. Clay, tho Senate proceed cd to ballot for President pro tern. On tho ballot forty-six votes wore cast of which number. Mr. SoL'TitAnp, of Now' Jersey, received ...2(5 Mr. Ki.Nfi, of Alabama, received lr Scattering From the National Intelligencer. CURIOUS & INTF.Ul'.STING COINCIDENCE. On the 4th of March, 19:50, and just about tho hour of It! o'clock on tint day, tho honorable John M. Clayton, then t Senator from the State of Delaware, in a speech on Mr. Foot's resolution, made tho follow jig remarkable pre diction in regard to tho fu.uro destiny of the present President of the United States, then the recalled Minister to Colombia, which was, on tho 4th of this month, fully verified : Mr. CiAvrov first observed, "Another venr has rcilli'tl nwnv nor Idea nf Mnriihnrppmne. ThmlaV. u-bieb is the linoivrl nrl' nf tlm Chief Magistrate's Inauguration, brings with it some strange reminis cence nl thepiM, un Somalia stranger anlicijia tians of the future. On the last lth of March, nnd nt nboiit this very hour of the diy, the American Se nate followed tho American President, in tbouro"res of his stately triumph, to that sceno where, in the n.esencof acmbled thnimndof his countrymen, he proclaimed to tho world the principles upon which he intended to administer the Government. Indepen dently of the fact that the whole subject has been lhrii.-t iulo this deba'.., there seems to be some pro. pi'-ty in d.'votine a poitlon of the pa i"ing hour to the ' ''.ration of the extent and inlluenco of Executive aut'i' -it y." The honorable Senator then proceeded to com ment on tho abuse of power of removal from oditv, and put this case : "Inform us why the gallant Harrison, the Hereof Port Mcig-3, the victor at Tippecanoe an.l the Thames a veteran m council as in the field, ilhtiiigiiishcd for bis viituei in all the retains of tho citueu, the sol dier, and tho statesman why, I ask, was he pres cribed as iinlil to represent his country abroad, and withdrawn from C dutnhia, to mike room for t'immns I'. Mi:re He had scarcely arrived at Bogota iIk ink was still frh on the I'.vecntive record w hich in- formed the President lint it wsa tho advice of lh? Se- nam that heshmilJ represent us there, when tbeorder I tor nis removal w . t announced. 1 his could not have been done for any ulieial mi-eondirt. There hid been no time to inq.'ie into lhat. Was Ins fidelity disirusli'd then 'I Or how did tho public rood requiie hi3 dismissal ! Think you il will tell well in thean. mils of I .siorv, that he" who had so often periliid life and limb, in the igotof mniihood, lo secure (lie bles sings of hbeily to others, was punished for the exer ciseof the elective finneliKein bis nld age ! Sir, itwas nn aft, disguise it as we imv, which, bv huldini.' out the idea thai ho had lot the confidence of bis e.nintrv. might lend to bringdown his gray hiirs with sorrow to (he grave. Hut (he glory h" acquired bylheeim-p-iign on (he Wabaeh, and by thosu hard earned vie lories for w Inch he received the warmest acknow ledg mcnts of merit front tho Legislature of Kentucky, and tho full m-asure of a mtbnV thanks in the ! . Anion of Congrci, ean never be efiiiecd ; and any effort to iii?grare tne.r Honored ouicct inu recnu on thnse who iiakcil, vnt'lathermtn. inbelter dan, tknll nnmtr- ly ttlimtitt Mi worth, and ogam char Wt declining yirs fi.'i praofi qf hu country s canC'ttn't and era tilwlt." On the Fourth of March, 111, and at the very hour of tho day when this prediction was midc eleven years ago, Wm. Hemiv IUbihso.v, the proscribed Minister to Columbia, in proof of his country's confidence and gratitude, was inaugurated th- Pi cedent of the United States ; and his procribers were taught that the effort to degrade the honored object of their proscrip tion has fully recoiled on all ft ho invle it. That the prediction is precisely quoted, see the Register of Debater, ol, 0, part 1, paTe March 1, 1830. MIONIGIIT JUDGE.S. One pf -ho most ndinu, ollen.ive, and unpopular acts, which marked iho retirement i.f John Adams from ollicc tho appoinlmc itof a batch of Jud"csat miJnight on (he night of the Third of March has bun re-enacleil by die AdminNtraiion of Marlin Vim l!i:r n, attended, too, by rirciiinstances nfpeculiirn" grav.ition, and, in tho case of one of ihein, il is believ ed, with (he grossest corruption. We allude t.i that of Philemon Dickcr'on, on; of tiio usurping members of Congress fiom Ncw-Jersev. Soon after die flee. lion in tint Stale, a vacancy occurred on the Heneh of uie wisinci wonrt, aim .it.iiilon D.ckcison, lale See n taty of tho Navy, a situation to which hu had prov. cl huiuJf mi-o.iipetent, wasappiinted by President an bun n to fill it. It was well understood, at (he nine, and was publicly spoken r,f, (bathe was appoin ted on v for the nurnnse of linblnwr ilm nOV, ;., for his brother Philemon, when llio adnutinlraiion s.i'luld have vied him as long as was necessary to answer their purposes. Philemon was one of iho mi. noriiv ci.iiinauis 01 a sen in tjonrress. .in, i u,n ..... cesj-ary to tho ascendancy nf tll0 administration, that the seals of (hu redirued members should be vacated, and given lo those claimants. Tho flagrant outra n on the sovereign rights of the People or .ew..Iersev, by w hieh this object was effected, is still frr-ih in the minus ui nu our rentiers. Placed thus, bv eteeuiive inlluenco tn ,1, or-, which rightfully belonged to another, the enm-dclc libs 'niLnCV Ot Pill'rmmi Dirkrrsnn l, l,rt ....1 1 ,.f , I. l-.tccutivu, was more certainly assmed by the prize which was held up before him. If ho performed all that was required of him iu tint situation, ho would be. appointed Judge, and, if ho did not, he would lose mo appointment, tie uHsrinthTuI lo the very eloseof the session.nnd then, at the last moment, received his rttranl. A grosser caso of corruption docs not Main our annals. It was a fi( and proper con-lunion of mtli an administration as (hat of Martin Van l'.j ren. The appointment of Judge Daniel!, as Associate Jud.ieof ihe .Supreme Court, though not nnrlud wiib the s.imo gross and offensive! feature', w as still JiWily objcctionablo. Tho Southern and Western Circuits, needed a revi-ion, on ncountof the great inequality in tho tun wnt of their bminess. Tho death of Judge Itnrbour nllord.d an opportunity for this rois.rm, and the Senat" immediately passed a bill abolishing Judge linrboiii 8 circuit, and ainehing Ihodilll-rciit portions of it to lite admitting circuits, and cstablitliin- anew circ-im tn tho West. Hy tljls nrrangeinenl, the Jutl-e to fill tho vacancy must bo tnketi irom iho new cir cuit. ISotwitlisiandmg this, their own decision, that it was inexpedient lo fill (ho vacancy from theexwin" circuit, and notwilhsianding the remonstrances of tlic Ing Senators, who asked for delay only till it slioMd bo a-certainod whether the bill would nssS the House, by the power of party discipline. John V. Masno anoiiier or van Huron's leaders in (ho House of Ken- ISS? I 'ii:o9,V!V.fi"i'm'a,t?!r,re""1ri'"' bY bein?ap. poul'ul District Judge, (o , iho vacancy created bv the promotion of Judge Daniell. Thi... .t.-.- i.V. stru'ffloof CVIUtilg I.OCO Koeniam in c ... n.l.-.l-l ' I . " oyiisit-. j nu uuu-u vvai euiisunwiiuieo, oui uic next day saw . ... ........ ,...,.,u, .,, ueparteuirom Ihe hands of (hose Who had so much nl,ns,-.,l 1. im... it will be liked by (hose into Whoso hands il Ins now unco, w im a 'rcnicr rcgnru to inc public good, wc Prom tho Richmond Vt'hlf . MR. STANLY. This gallant son of tho old North Stale some, days since, gave Virginia impracticability a tdiot aiul poured a v.Jie,ia broad side into Smith Caro lina "Chivrdry" The feeling of the country sympathises with Mr. Stanly. Thorn js a most e.Nloiisjvo and p.-olbund disgust throughout oven llio houtli at coittlt Carolina arrogance and ok. sumption of a sublimated and exclusive purity so poorly eupported by good works. Tha very term "chivalry" ban come to produce popular naticca, andt ho arrogation by her of the pecu liar guardianship au-l championship pf Stato Rights his done ir.oro to tinpopularijo th old Itcinublican doctrines than any thing their ctio- nr.es evsruw or could do. The cor;ek-pondcnt'o'f the New York furnlshest Irbjf outdnVof Mr. Staulv's raiaarle j as follow ; "Mr. Stanley, of North Carolina, obtaining the floor late in tho afternoon, retained it until the House adjourned, a little past nine. Hie speech was altogether his finest effort. High as Mr. Stanly deservedly (stands, the remarks he yesterday made, when they (diall appear m a printed form, will ralso him still higher. He replied withgreat severity to the several speech es of Air. Wise, and referred to tho impracticable character of tho Virginia politicians, in general. Ho said that North Carolina had cut loo;e from the leading strings in which she had for years been retained, and wag now, ho thanked God. free and independent. Ho compared her pres ent character with that of her neighbors, very littlo to the advantage cither of South Carolina or tho Old Dominion. Ho then proceeded' to speak of tho insullerable and ridiculous vanity of South Carolina members, who appaarcd to re gatd that State as the only part of the Union to be consulted on every rjucstion of importance. Ho proceeded to show the ridiculous folly of the opposition of South Carolina to tho taxing of luxuries, as if bIic was more injured by suchn measure than any other part of the Union. He said that the farmers' daughters and wives of many of the counties of the State of Now York, wore more silk dresses than tho whole State of South Carolina would consume in a century. "1 cannot pretend to cive even a sketch of the speech, which was one of the most merciless llagallations that Southern arrogance and South ern braggadocios over received, and tho value was enhanced by its coining from a Southern man. It will doubtless soon bo printed at full." The Globe report more at large, and doubt less colours high for Mr. Pickens: HOUSE OK RKRI'S KNTATIVES. Kebru tiY 19. The House being in commilteo of (lie whole (Air. (.vans in tlic cliair) on the lull "to extend for five years the act approtd July 7th 1333, graining nan pay niio pensions 10 certain wmuws, Mr. 1'icifCNs of South Carolina, mads some re marks, of which tho following sketch is copied from the Olo'ji, no other report of it being in the hands of tne pui'iisncr: Mr. I'ickena protested against the passage of tho lull, involving so great an amount ot money, wunout proper estimates. Where were tho documents on which they were to found their legislation! He hoped the committee would not act on such loose es tiinntes. (joiiici gentlemen oe awaro oi tne consc qucnees w Inch would arise from lliia largo system of pensions I mr, iiicimruu, ill lute penou u the session, to go blind-folded into a measure draw in, upwards of two millions and a half from the Treas ury t or nis pin, no wouiu not ac( upon so unpop taut a enbiecl without propcrand correetinformation Iu the course of his remarks Mr V alluded to the speech of Mr. Stanly on last evening, and intimated that be (Mr. P.) won! 1 hive to exercise proper caution or he would have the misfortune to draw down upon himself the anger of that vindictivo gentleman. And for fear of falling under that gentleman s punny arm, he would refrain from saving v.hv 'in intended. AI lulling to the attack of Mr Stanlyoniho r'solutions of the I.egis! Unroof South Caiolina, Mr. P. intimated that til" meinuer nan snot ms tircatieu arrows at hmi'h Carolina with about as much cllect as tho sav. ane w ho et tlv lus arrows at tlic sun. The member had brandished his battle axe like Richard, nnd strode over the whole country, dealing vengeance around. Tho course of tho member forcibly reminded him of nursery rhyme : "Who shot cock robinl , said the sparrow, With iy bow and arrow shot cock robin." Immediately after Mr. Pickens concluded Mr. Sianlv obtained the floor. Mr "Stanly said : Mr. Chairman, I thaiigltt the other day, when my friend from New York (Mr Granger) hail touched the "bag-pipe," or the bag of wind, from whom wo have just heard, that its tones would cease for a while. Until seems I urn mistaken. The fact is, sir, it is not so difficult milter as I thought to intlalo this "gas-hag" (as Sam Slick would ?iy)from South Carolina. It take him (Mr Pickens) about tw o hours to draw in wind enough to mako an explo sion for fifteen minutes, ami one of these explosions wo Inve just had. I did not expect, sir, (hat the rc inirksl made last nijlit would have drawn such a hornet's nesi nboiu my cars. Here Mr. I'.v ret! rose (o a poin( of order. Tho Chair and, (ho gentleman must keep in order, and not reply to remarks made, w hen another subject wits under consideration. Mr, Stanly said i I hope, Mr. Chairman, I shall not b" iutrriupu d ; I am replying to remarks just made. Sir, the gentleman has been plcnsetl to say, in not n ver agreeable tone, tint ha did not wish to incur the malice of the " val anl knight," as ho calls me from Xnrlb Carolina." I may or I may not be " valiant." Whcthr I am or not, others must determine. Sir, I have never thought myself born "insensible to fear." I think God I was born sensible to fear to the fear of danger, if tho gentleman pleases, and to llio fear of shame. And, sir, I must bo allowed to say thai I do not believe that anv man, who ever hid the imnu denca ami tho shanuicssncss to boast on this tloor that lis was " bom insensible to fcr.r," is so mscnsihlo to fear as the gentleman would have us believe he is. That bo ia tnccnsihlc to the fear of shame, I most w il-lln'-dy admit. Thogonileman spoke of mo aft brandishing my "bat-lle-axe," like Itichard, as he said with a r.oer. Sir, if I ever brandished my baltlo-axo on this tloor, in presence of any otic, it must Imebcen the gentleman himself; and I 'confess, sir, with all hlluiilitv, (lint if I had no opponents more formidable than tho gentle man from South Carahna, I should feel like Kichatd, and be "insensible to fear" in such a presence. Too gentleman compares my speech lo tho attempt of a "savage shooting nt the sun." It may be so, sir, l!ut tho committee; will remember that in the remarks I made, I did not address myself to the gentleman who has so iiiinecessardv interposed in this debate. And why did 1 not, sir 7 Not because I thought I should be as powerless as be describes me, but be cause 1 had seen him sa often, so unmercifully kicked nnd cuffed and knocked about, so often run over on this floor, (hat I thought ho was beneath mv notice. and utterly insignificant, Hero Mr. Pickens rose, and attempted an interrup tion.! Mr. Stanley aid : No, sir, no. Thegenllemanhas made his speecdi ; ho must wait. I will make mine. The Chair inteipoeil, Mr. : Stanly ! Mr. Chairman, I will endeavor to keen in order, I oiidit (ohacn iigh( lo reply (odic re marks just mailt. Well, sir, (bo gentleman says ho is reminded by my speech of the " nursery rhyme" " Who shot Cock Robin? I, aid the Sparrow, Willi my bow ami arrow 1 shot Cock Robin." Well, sir, I am willing to be tho marro1 for this eocli-ni.in thisclultarousgcntlcinanaiid le( me (ell tiio gentleman, n lie will not ctcem mo vain, I icei rut ly able, with my " buw and arrow," to run through n "coH-.i-cn full" of such " cock-robins" as be is. Yes. sir, let me say lo the several inembcrsfrnin that State who have shown so much eagerness in cngago with mo: Conic on, gciillemcu, coino fairly, where both sides can have fair play, and nlthoiigh you may think yourselves grcally my superiors, although you may ho superior in Iho estimation of others, ns vou tm- do'ubtedly arc, I am not frightened a( (lie prospect of ol (lie conm.K. "Tl.egenllcman alludes In my "pigmy arm P'gmynrin, and intimates that lie lias little from it. 1 have never thought, Mr. Chairman, tint my arm was nowerfiil. but let mo toll this "chiltarouscuck.ro- bin," that it has slreugih enough to master him, be may find, sir, there is as much truth as poetry in the nursery rhymo which ho repeats. rue gentleman says, sir, no uocs not sncais lur too South," I am willing tn leavo it to Iho House to de cide if that rrcnilcinan nnd somo of his " ucculiar sit uation," friends are not eternally speaking hero " for I no Mouth." Hir. I no cc-ni cm.iii nru v ever maurs a speech, or blows offhisgas, that he docs not take "(he South" under his especial keeping. Ionlv wist- .ortb Carolina (obeexeinpttd from the gentleman suiarge, let nersionc; mo sianuasepar ntoirotn nor noriiicrnanii tollmen ncmimurs in nuui ical opinions: eho (Uh nblo lo stand alono. She has renresenladvcs enough here to take care of her inter esls and her honor. She rtnudiacs, she repels the urrogunic which wouiu touo tier ui ot ;t? cnarge. Sir, the e-nlleman tells us ho " fights on his own hook.1' He need not bavo proclaimed ibis, sin where e - r thai acntleman is known, it is well known he " rights on his own hook," Yes, sir, litis principlo was proclaimed in a celebrated letter. It is tho prin ciple" on which sonic of tho chivalry aio to t'pensh." Hut, unbko Iho L'ulUnt Yankee of whom the storv is told, the gentleman does not content himself with fichtin: on nuv one side. n;;iiinsi the' enemies ol bis country, but, sir, bo flghls t lint tiio titlory )i .y "ctluro', to bis " standard 1" He fights for and a' gainstciiher side when n fueling of Kflfiihnessproiupts liiin. "On his own hook," villi him, mentis fighting inr iiiniBC'U. The iTcnileinnn tells us- ir. t.-.tli lieer.mtni uym while swelling bko a toad-nsh, with bis accustomed nrrognnre, that ma "position is neiore llio romitry ' liia " pnuion." lie tells ui. need not 1 defined. fj'ir, why dots tho irrnlleinan, in lion anticipating his colleauifiie, (Mr; Rhertt) in Ihrning himself in advance so boldly tiavelline out of bis wav ts cfer ta me, while another question ia nnder consideration why does he talk of Ah? " ei,'iem " Yes, his "posi tion." Mr. Chairman, "position, w-'iun," is the word, tho watch.wmd of that gentleiuiii ,aud bis rlioue. Tiicy run Ucnmlly taking " positions," rind " defining positionr." Sir, 1 do not like that word " position t" b luu bocu dmiracai. 1 cannot thiuk much, sir, of that man's patriotism, who, instead of pursuing Ihe path of du(y, instead of " going ahead" when hois right, like (he artful hawk, takes position on somo tree-top, and looks out for the prey, or "lights on nis own noon. Hut, sir, (ho gontleman will speak of his "position." " The whole ronntry" knows his position," ho tells usl Yes, sir, iho whole country does know it ( nnd what hit? His position is defined as indefinable. Define Ins position, sirl Why, you bad as well attempt to define the position of tho tail of a grey col, playing on a larmcr iieaiin, uciorc tlm tiro, ur, tospean moro respectfully, of n certain distinguished personage, the tail of a tiger. Yes, sir, if you had atiier tamed, and would tie n piece of cork lo his tail, and let him throw it about hither and thither, ns capriciously as possible, the position oi mat piece ol com would no as ccsiiy defined as the " position" ofho gcntlcman from S. Carolina. Ho js, sir, but a piece, a tncro joint of Iho tail, of the distinguished individual, in another place, to whom i Jiiit now rctcrrerj. In conclusion, 1 have only to say, sir, to the gentle man from South Carolina, that, though my aim may be "pigmy,"' though 1 may be but a "sparrow," in the estimation of one " born insensible to fear," 1 am able sir, nny whero as n " spirrow from iortn Caroli na," to pat down adozen such " cock-robins" as he is. Mr Chairman, in my remarks yesterday,! express ly disclaimed tho intention of saying nny thing which aonld wound the fcclinnsof Iho gentlemen from South Carolina. II llicy choose to innKo my remains per sonal, let thtm do it. ns soon as thev incase. " Come one, cnmoall," yo Soudi Carolina cock-robins, if you dare, l am reauy lor you- MortnFiniiTisG inFlomda. Tho Savannah Republican of tho 7th, publishes a letter dated Fortltttssell, (I;. F.) March 2d, containing in formation of the re -appearance of the Indians at Orange crook, within 3 miles of that fort. "I.t. Alborthis, of the 3d regt. of Infantry, who was detached from Fort Kussoll somo few- days since to garrison Fort llrooke, about 5 miles distant, was startled about il o clocl; tins morning, by hearing thowild cry of tho Indian bandits in me direction ot fort itusseii. ial; ing with him 21 men of bis small command, i.l. A immediately left Fort llrooke, and follnwimr the direction of the cries, encountered the In dians at Orange Crook Hammock, only 3 miles from Fort Russell. On perceiving tho Indians, I,t. Allicrtis opened a heavy fire upon them, which continued for an hour; hut as the Indian forco continued to increase, numbering about 100, and Lt. A. having fired away all his am munition, ho was compelled to retreat back to Fort Brooke, bearing with him 5 of his men se verely wounded. Having deposited tho wound, ed in a block house together with tho females of the po3t, and established a guard with orders to fight or die shouletlio post be attacked during his ibscnco, Lieut, Albcrtis again issued forth, accompanied by only 17 men, with the deter mination to cut nis way thro' the Indian?, in order lo communicate with Capt. Barnutii, the commander of Fort Russell. Onarriving once moro at Orange Creek, tho Indians emerged from tho hammock and offered I.icut. Albcrtis battle, in the broad pine barren. That officer, with bravery almost unparalleled with only 17 men, again fought tho enemy near ly ,an hour, and 'at times, although hemmed in by them, made liisway through the whole force of Alex. Tiistonuggo to the post of Fort Rus sell, losing by the gauntlet pf fire only one man. Tho commanding orlicer of Fort Russell imme diately left in pursuit of the enemy. Our wag ons have already brought into Fort Russell 2 killed, 1 corporal and 1 private 0 wounded, 1 sergeant, 1 corporal and 4 privates, and 1 is missinr. Killed Corporal Ling, Co. G. 2d Inf.; Pri- vato Hook, Co. II. 2d Inf. Wounded Norman Luke, orderly sergeant, Co. K. 2d Infantry; Corporal Hi-ndlbrd. Co. K.; Privates Holmes, Co. Iv.; Newton, do; How. den, do ; McQiiilling, do. Missing Private Merrick. Tho loss of the enemy cannot bo ascertained, as tho Indian warriors wore seen to drag oft their dead and wounded M fast as they fell. Yet my word for it, Alex. Tiistcnugec, at tho head of bis 100 warriors, while contemplating his slain, cherishes at this moment feelings most hitler against Lieut. Albcrtis and his "17 men." P. S. No Indian news from Tampa. The Indians come in Lave not yet gone West. FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 19, 13H. Tlicfolloning is the conclusion of a New York let ter, tho first part of which was mailed one dav earlier. and will perhays reach us in tho course of tho spring ,or iu.iuuer ! Last week's correspondence fnilcd us ntircly ; bul as wo have rcccmlv received a letter in the cxccediiiely short space of f.'cren riuyjfrom Wash ington, nnd another in ciViMays from New Yoik, w o shall not yet despair ! These delays arc exceedingly vexatious to the community,and absolutely unpardon able in the department. Hut tho prospect of a speedy reiorm in this and other respects, should inspire a suit able toruearance for the time being. LETTERS PROM THE METROPOLIS. No. IV. New Yobic, March 13, 1311. I or several days past our city has been filled with various exciting rumors, with regard to our foreign relations. I he intelligence by tho Steamship Pans dcst, that tho Ilritish government fully iuslificd and assumed tho responsibility cf tho destruction of the Caroline, and that they wcro decided imon nroeurini? the release of Mcl.eod, at all hazards, created a deep nsation uoiu here and a( Washington. A special messenger brought out despatches lo the ilriurb, Min ter, .Mr. 1-ox, concerning the tenor of which almost every thing has been conjectured, although nothing at mi u Known, upon one point llicro seems to I e general concurrence, namely, that Sir. Kox has ad dressed a note to Mr. Wehsler, our Secretary of State, demanding the liberation nf McLewli but in whit terms it is couched or what answer has been returned arc matters of vague and various conjecture. One rumor sailli that the requisition has been peremptorily rrfnsed j another that our government has determined to surrender McLcod, because the explicit avowal of Lord Palm -rstin, that tho destruction of the Caroline was an act justified by the government, takes his case out of llio hands of the local authorities, lt i tho prevalent opion that neither of these rumors is well founded. Mcl.eod will undoubtedly be tried, as it is aid before Chief Justice Nelson, who has been re quested by the Governor ta hold tlic court; that he will be acquitted, either on tho ground that ho was in no wise coaeernod in tho doath of Durfee, pr that the Briiicli Rdverninciit iiMiihie the iceponsibdiiy ufhia act: that, even if convicted, (which it is next to im possible that ho should be-,) he will be set at liberty by the Exccutttc; and lhat in no case will war be tween England and the United States grow out of it. Tho comments of our city papers upon the subject have been even unusually stupid ; almost without ex ception, they bavo breathed nothing but fire and fury, some of them dcclarin;; that within thirty days the portson our seaboard would be completely destroyed by the l-.nglisit ivavy, the whole Northern frontier swept by tho troops iu Canada, and our glorious Re public blotted, incontinently, from the face of crea tion!; wlulo others quite as foolishly, and if possible with less semblance of justice and truth, have been clamoring like unkennelled hounds, for war with Britain firmly believing that the discharge of a single gun, somewhere on our coast, would effectually de mohi.li the forco of hnglind, and lhat her navy and even her own erccn Wc, would shortly bo bko Rich ord s griefs, 'In tho deep bosom of iho Ocean buried." All ibis is silly enough, and is but the fair counterpart of Iho ravings of tiio Montreal Herald and the I.on uou Time. Another causo of excitement has bccn'tno personal dillicuiws Doiw-ecn two distinguished Senators, JRs srs uiay anuiv ing. it aroto from n e!;i"'ust;on lipou u resolution offered by Mr. Mnnpum tiint Ulair and Rivqa ho dis ,.ijwid n3 printers lo Ihe Senate j in thu coursoof il "j debate, Mr. Clay declared that pV Globo was an(nf.irn.ou,jwran:(Stditornu infamous man. M,r' King & FJ'ly repelled tho tuipota'tions ajainrt Ulair's character, and prououuced him, 'in taorols, in ri-Ji'UUteiu for iruecritr, nnd in his standing in oeiety. on an equaitiy witii iu, assailant.' The rejoinder of -nr. way w ui ia iiave been one of tremendous severity : in conclusion, ,,e aid that he could r,W.r.l Mr. Kims uunf arisen of Ulair with Uimseli lu olhcr light (ban as a Hired personal insult, and he pronounced it 'false slandcronsand cowardly. King mado no reply, but penned n note, supposed of course to bo a thallengc, which was handed by air L.inn, to Mr. Clay and promptly answered by Mr. Archtr of Virginia. The matter, liowevcr, was noised abroad and both patties were arrested, and held to bail by the city magistrates. Tho Philadelphia papers of yester day stato that, through tho Intervention of Messrs Wise and Tyler, mutual retractions have been mado end lhat the nflhir has thus been settled. It isdinkull (o conceive how a more hitler and, to a man of honorable feelings, a moro stinging insul t could be oflcrcd, than was hurled by Mr. King at Mr. Clayi ills perhaps toomuch toexpect of poor human nature that any one should remain cool when (old that he is as mean a man as Dlair and yet lam sure, Mr. Clay would bavo belter pleased his many friends, would bavo acted more in accordance with truo honor and more as his own advanced ago and great fame re quire, had ho treated it with the silent contempt it so richly deserved. Tho coursoof tho President with regard to oppoint mcnts (o office, cannot fad to secure warm opprolm bation of tho whole country. So fir as tho in(crcs(s of (he nation demand il, (hey are attended (o iinmcdi atelyi but the claims of politicians oro forced to yield to those of the People. The Heads of Iho several do partmcnts are actively engaged in examing their con dition and in bringing order out of chaosi according to present appearances, all the mighty talent of tho cabinet will bo called into active requisition. Il is said (hat surprising disclosures will erelong be made public, by (ho new Secretary of the Treasury. Inca pacily, profligacy and fraud are stamped upon the past administration of every branch of the public ser vice. Applications for office, as fast as they come in are handed over by the President to the Heads of their respective departments, by whom the claims and qualifications of tho applicant arc discussed, nnd by their reports the executive will bo mainly guided. Mr Penrose of Pcnn. has been appoinlcd Solicitor of the Treasury, Mr. Ilarron of Orango Co. Marshal of Ver mont, and Mr. Todd, Collector of Philadelphia. Mr. II. P. Butler has resigned his officennd il is probable that Ogdcn Hoffman has received Iho appointment. though it has not yet been mule public. A letter has been published in the National Intelli gencer from the Hon. R. Hav. cs of Ky. staling some important facts with reference to '7Vie Mission to Spain,' which may interest your rcadoars. He states that Cohselics P. Van Ness was Minister in Spain, according to the testimony of Mr. I'onsvTit, for five years and seven days, and that bo was authorized to draw for his salary, &c. on ihe Banker of tho United States at London. His regular compensation would thus be, 830,123, tU-S9,000 outfit, $15,173 salary, and 32,230 return allowance. He actually drew from London tho sum of S99.603 31, and claims a balance of about S2.100 while the Secretary of State makesa balance against him of 836,113, 11. SomoofMr. Van Ness' charges for contingencies, as copied from the archives of tho State Department, are extraordinary. The following arc given in Mr. Hawcs' letter. Postage and franking, S 1,393 93 Translations, 3,300 00 Stationery, 1,324 C2 Expenses in following tha court of Spain, in changes of residence, -1,457 10 Office rent, 1,722 92 Illuminations and dressing house, 233 20 Presents, 620 00 Does not this show that there is 'something rotlcnm thostatcof Denmark V Mr. Vav Ness was recalled on the 1st of October, 1833, but continued thcro until tho 21 st of December, 133(1, claiming, during the inter val, the emoluments of the Mission. This will un doubtedly bo r.iado the subject of judicial investiga tion. The Amistad caso has been decided, and yourrcad- crs will be glad to learn that tho decision of the court below has been affirmed, and lhat the negrots are free. The opinion was delivered by Judge Story, end was concurred in by nil the associate judges, Judge Baldwin alono excepted. Tho argument of the venerable Acams was a powerful cfTort, and, although perhaps sumewbat too much occupied with strictures upon the conduct of eminent political men, produced n strong impression in tho minds of the Court. That part of tho decision of tho lower court, which dirccte-il llio negroes to l.a sent back to Africa was not affirmed. Tho voluntary contributions of our citizens, however, will without doubt soon restore them to their country and fiicnds. Theprobabiliiiesthat wc shall have an extra session of Congress are increasing. The stato of the Treasu ury Department is said to make it a matter of absolute necessity, and it is confidently expected that a proc lomiiion will bo issued by tho President calling Con, grcss together early in June. Tho necessity for this measure is much to bo deplored. Tho states of lur nois, Rhode Island and Kenti'ckv have provided for a special election of members of Congress, in case an Extra Session should be called. At a convention of the Opposition held at Harris burgh in Penn. on Iho 4th inst. David II. PonTr.a was nominated as their candidate for Governor. The Whigs on llio 10th, unanimously nominated Hon John ().Ni:snshisopponcnt. The financial condition of that state is certainly most critical. The five per cent, stocks have been sold at 74, and even at that rate, sellers arc more abundant than buyers. The whole debt of the stato is nboiit -510,000.000, and the annual interest is above S2,000,000, for tho payment of which there is no resource but direct taxation. A merchantof ibis city has submitted to tho Presi dent an original plan of defence for the city, which is said to have been received with much approbation llo proposes to erect three lowers, at various points, each one lo be 200 feet high, and 73 feet square at the base; nnd on the summit of each, to place ten guns that will throw shot of 120 pounds. In the cenlro of each will bo placed a ttcam boiler, to defend it from attack and also to heat shot. The eo.-t, be thinks. will not execod S300,000, a single shot would send any ship in the harbor to the boitonijnd the whole may bo completed within CO or 90 Jays. If wo arc to have a war with England, it is certainly desirable that something should bo done by way of preparation As the city is at present defended, a single sieam ves sel of war, well manned, could burn the whole of it with (he greales( case. Tho valuation of property in tho cily has just been made. It appears thai the amount of real estate is 8137,222,711, and of personal estate 835,013,801, ma king an aggregate of S232,233,313. The expenses of tho corporation for the improvement of stiects, dis burseiucnts in public works, &c. during the past year is 8007,200. Inour Stato Legislature very littleof general inter est is doing. Indications have boon shown of a dispo sition on the part of somo of the Whigs to arrest the enlargement nf tne Ifriv Canal ol Syracuse, at lea: furtlOPrcscnt, and also to stop the Oenesco Voile Car.al at Mount Morris. This has alienated two of tho Western Whig members, sonlfwhal, and they hive come out in strong opposition to die project of Railroad from Ogdcnsburgh to Pittsburgh, lt hoped tint harmony will yet be restored, and that tl:i work of great public utility will speedily bo prosecuted. Thowarfiirebelwccn the Albanians and Trojans, with regard to bridging tho Hudson at Albany, is as fierce as ever. As an oflscl lo ihcrabid onnosiiion of Trov to the project, tho citizens of.I.ansingburgh have peti tioned Ihe Legislature to remote the bridge at Troy, because it has seriously intercepted their communica tion with New York. Tho proposal, however, to build iho bridge finds very general favor, and I thould not be surprised, if it should bo done. There has been considerable excitement hcry rela tive, to tho 'Red Dog' Bills, or the bills issued under the new Banking law. They have bccna(23perccn( discount, within a few days; and some of the brokers even chargu-50. This U owing, undoubtedly, in somo degree to tho great depreciation in State Stocks, upon tvhich.tUcyarobased! but it is traceable (o a much gre'er extent, It th' direct efforts of the brokers, who by treating a 'panic' can buy them tin nt (wo1 (hirds (heir fare, ond within a inanth reeeit e. iheir full value. The trial of Petes Rodinson, foi ir.i, murder of Mr. Suvut.M, at Net.' Brunswick, N. J. comes on next Tuesday, lie has secure! David Graham, psq. one lif hcub!etand most prominent lawyers of (his city, as i.mconneci. lie attempted to procure a postpone ir.ent of his trial, but wo unsuccessful. You may remember Coinuiodoro Itcs'tiuw was removed Irom (bo command of tho Navy Yard ut Brooklyn, jusl before Match lth, by Mr, Secretary Piuldinp, fe: his pohlicsl rpinions i he has been re-in-Plated by Ur. lUtxun. Jest lie iu ibis mm has uo( beea lardy. There has been another batilo In ii.:.i. i some 23 United States' troops under Lieut. Albcrtis, nil" "" '"" - -noiorincr wrrn r,M m.,1 l retreat, through want of ammunition, with a loss of three or four killed and several wounded. Mi-Aia & Rives wcro dismissed by tho passage of Mr. Mangum's resolution, which was passed by tho Scnatoon tholllb,by a voloof23 lo 19. On tho samo day Iho Vice President vabatcd his sent and Mr. SocTiiaaoof N. J. was elected President prottmiwrt. Yours, faithfully, VF.RMONT. FROM WASHINGTON. Up to Thursday of last week, few or no ap pointments had been made except to fill vacan cies. Our foreign relations, and the embarras sed condition of tho Treasury, seem to demand tho carlist attontim of the administration, and as there is to bo at adjourned session, it is under stood that most of the now appointments will be deferred for a fowweeks. Wm. Baron, of Bradford, has been appointed Marshal, for (his district, in place of lr. Lowry, whoso term had expired. Wo also learn that oiirdolcgnton at Washington have recommended to the I'esidcnt tho nomination of tho Hon. Wm. P. BriggH of Richmond, for Collector, and Charles Davis, Eiq. of Danville, as Attorny, fortius District, These nominations, however, itwas understood would not be submitted to the Senate till the adjourned term, 'J'lio Senalo probably adjourned on Saturday. EXTRA SESSION. It aapears to be settled that there will bo an extra session ofCongrcfs, lobe convened about tho first of June. Tho condition of the treas ury renders this msasuro absolutely necessary to keep tho wheels in motion. It is no now thing to have an extra sossion of Congress soon after a new President conies into office. The follotvins have been called : John Adams was inaugurated on tho -lth cf March, 1797. Ho Convened Congress May 10, 707. His first annual address was delivered Nov, SSI, 171)7. Thomas Jefferson was inaugurated the dth of March, 1501. He ordered a called session Oc tober 17,1603. James Madison was inaugurated the dtli of March, ISO!). Ho convened Congress, May 23, 1609, also, on thc2.")tli of May, 1813. Martin Van Buron was inaugurated the lth March, 1C'J7, and convened Congress the -lth of Sept. 1937. McLEOI). The trial of this individual was to have com menced at Lockport, on Monday last. There it a general impiession, wo find, that ho will not bo convicted. Tlic rumor of a peremptory demand by Mr Fox for his release proves to bo unfounded. A com munication has been made to the new Secretary on the subject, but not of tho character alluded to, and Mr. Webster is said to have expressed the conviction that no serious difficulty was to bo apprehended on this point. Krom Washington, wo learn first, in relation to our difficulties with Kngland, thai it i nut understood or bilictcd that Air. I o . directed to liinue a perempto ry t'emand for the surrender cf Mcl.eod and it is certain no such demand lies been made. The confi dent opinion of will informed persona is that all the Coints in controversy between tlic two countries will c amicably arranged. As to the ouarrel between the two Senators, Messrs Clay nnd King, wc areas-tired that no challenge pas sed.' The note of Mr. King was merely to ask wheth er Mr. Clay would bent home nt n certain b -:ir, to which, iho renly was in the afiirniatiu. As there wa- no challenge, nor whatever might have been the re suit ol the note, any provocation to a cln'ionge in its language there seems nu reason to doubt, that the wiioictmng nan iiecn settled peacuiilly. .eu lor .lmcncan. CANADA. Tho new Elections have resulted gonoraly in favor of the rones. This was expected. It could hardly have been otherwise : for while the republicans have been decoyed with a nominal suffrage, they have as effectually been shut out from a representation in the legislature, as tho' they had been absolutely disfranchised. wherever adistrict was known to be radical, it was cut up and tacked on to loyal district?, so as to prevent the possibility of returning a liberal member. For instance the Quebec Subburbs in Montreal were detached from the city proper and sent thirteen miles into the country vote. And this is a fair sample as we are formed, of what has been done throughout the province. As a sample of the ferocious and unrelenting spirit in which the campaign has been conducted, wo copy tho following from the courier, the semi-official government organ in Montreal. It was addressed to the Electors of the Bcauharnoisdittrict, in which .lfr. Dunscomb was the Tory, and .Ur. Dewitt the liberal candi date. It shou'd bo recollect jr" that the question is loyal or not luytl. Every man who votes against Mr. Dunscomh votes virtually against the Government, and. Tor the future w'.ll he regarded reith suspicion by nil loyal men. This must bo the result, and though we would not wi-h lo control tho Constitutional richt of every man lo exercise the franchise as ho thinks best, yet we would have him bear this fact in mind tint in voting in f ivor of De Wilt he is voting against (ho Queen and Government, nnd is paving the way for a leiurn of those scencsof terror nnd confu sion from which wc hate only just emerged. That must surely bo a valuable franchise where a man marches a day's journey to the poll surrounded hy bristling bayonets, and is then orticially admonished lint tho exercise ol a free- mans right will attaint him of treason ! ELECTION RIOT. By a gentleman direct from Henrysrille, (Canada,) wo have an account of tho most dis graceful and bloody riots, at the now pending elections, which wo hasten to give, just as we are going lo press. From our informant we learn that at tho close of tho polls on Tuesday, the radical candidate was .81 ahead of his tory opponent. Upon this being stated, the torie's made an attack upon the radicals, in tho school house where tho polls wcro held, and tho radical candidate, Fianchere, was compelled to escape from the windows inorder to save his life. The raJicals rdtircd and tho lories perceiving; that they had ,1? arm-, went toaliay-rick, bruke it up," and nrovidee! flubs for those of the'r own party, who wcro destitute, and pursued tho ra dicals, and upon overtaking them, commenced an indiscriminate attack; two men seated in a sleigh wcro felled with blows from clubs pn the back part of the head. Manv others were so riously injurcd,-One in particular, was knocked down by a blow arross tho back and he fell out of the raid ; his assailants passed on, and tho man arose on his knees, when others cams up the Canadian begged fur mercy, but his assailants immediately knocked him down again, with clubs, and beat him afterwards till ho was sen solessl One of those tyho beat him, was named ilham Clark. Among tho assailants wore s yoral of the military, du.rj mcuizons clothes. On WodiKttday. the polls wcro again opened, and at noon the ridical candidato was ISO ahead, . notwithstanding :ho efforts of tho tories to brow. t ' and forc tic radicals from toting. This ii i ier fo exasjerated thq tsries tint a severe ! contcbt , sued, and radicals boing poorly prnpaied to deleid the r.selves, wero-'sovoroly injured. Ono o1 moro of the latter bavo died, and many nroscbadlv hurt f' t there are no hopes of recover)'. The radical candidato has entered his protect and withdrawn from the ran., vass, and possmy tho liotcuscccnej have ended for tho present. It is reported that thrco lia-e boon killed, bul we do not credit it. In our next wc rhill tuf further jxtrUculirs St. AUxi&t Ut. m-ruiNT3IE.NTa HY THE I'IlP.!lIDENT fly nnd wtlh the. Jci.e ma consent .., ryot TllOMAS EwINO, of Ohi.i. I l. Reeretr At . Treasury. ' ' JoimHEit, of Tennessee, to be Secretary ofW. Gr.oaar. L. IlADOEn, of North Carolina, tobeSocw. tary of tho Navy. John J. Ckittekdev, of Kentucky t0 )C Attorney Oencral. l-'aANcis flnANOF.r?, of Now York, to bcl'oslmasUr General. Nathaniel C. Causin, jun. Secretary lo tho Presi dent to sign patents. Henry Soiiilnii.iyd, Assistcnt Collector oftheCui toms for District of New York, to reside ot Jersoy City. James Donaghe, Collector, at New Haven, Con necticut. William P. Greene, Survey -r and Inspector, t Providence, Rhode Island, Hobert Under, Surttyor and Inspector at Smith field, Virginia. James M. Hartford, Register Land Office at Jack son, Mississippi. Jesso K. Dubois, Register Land Office at Palestine, Illinois. licrnard Peyton, Deputy Post Master at Richmond, Virginia. Wiiliam Ilarron, Marshal for District of Vermont. Solomon Lincoln, Marshal for District of Massa chusetts. Kbcnezcr llacon, Collector of Customs, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Miles Seblcn Wnlkin", Deputy Post Master at Hunlstille, Alabama. Tho appointment which have been sent to tho Sen ate for confirmation hate been chiefly to fill vacan cies. It may hoof somo tie to fctato our behalf that removals and appointments generally, which seem to. be expected, will not take place without deliberation. The correspondent of the N. Y. Evpre says: "lt is worthy of remark that Col. It. Mi Johnson participated in the fcivitiesof the day, but nothing wa-; seen of Mr. Van Huron, who stops, it is said, for awhile at the lale Attorney flcncralV, Mr. Ciilpin. Mr. Fcryih was" seen rccont.oitering Pennsylvania avenue horseback, unconcerned, apparently, in the scene. Tho absence of Jons' Quincy Apams was also no-, liced." Jj"Tho difficulty between Me.-srs. King and Clay, alluded to in another column, is, wo are. happy to learn, satisfactorily adjusted by tho friends of the parties. PriESKNT.vrtos of Formon MtNisTrrts. Tho members of the diplomatic body, now in Wash- ington, and accredited to the government of tho United States, were received by the President yesterday, at SJ o'clock, Mr. Fox, the British Minister, on being presented by tho Secretary of State, made to the President the following address : Silt, I hate :'. o honor to addtcsj vou in tho name of the diplomatic body accr . ' 1 to tho United Stales of America. We hasten, sir, to congratulate you upon your accession to the high office of President of this Republic, which the confidence of vour follow citizens lias conferred upon yon. Wo speak the true sentiments- ot our respective governments and countries in olToring this testimony of regard and respect for your person and lor your station. e rejoice, sir, to hue hoard from vour own lips, in your Inaugural Address, the declaration ol a virtuous desire to promote tlic relation of national friend- ship nnd peace between the United States and foreign powers ; and wc are happy to recognize-, in your personal character and qualities, tho strongest assurance tli it the efforts of your gov-, eminent will be faithfully directed to accomplish so wise and noble a purpose. To this address the President of the United Statoa mado the following reply-?- S'.n, I receive with groat pleasure the enn, gritiilatiousyoti hate been plearcd to ofibr in the name of tho distinguished diplomatic body nctr presen', the representatives of the most power fnl and polished nations with whom the Repub. lie which has honored me with the cfitce of itu Chief Mogistrate ha- tlm most intimate relations relations which I trust no sinister event will, forages, intcrrup', The sentiments contained in my la'e address to my fellow citizen--, and to which you have boon pleased to advert, are those which will continue to govern ir conduct through tho whole course of my "administration. Lately one of tho People, the undisputed sovereigns of the country, and coming immediately from anv ngst them, lam enabled, with confidenr e-, to say that in thu actinjr I shall Lc sustained by their undivided approbation. I beg lcato to add, sir, that bo'h from du'y and inclination I Fhall omit nothing in my power to contribute to your own personal happiness, and tint of the friends whom, on this occasion, you represent, as long as you continue amongst The other Ministers witii their Secretaries, and the persons attached to their rcsp:ctite missions, wcro successively presented to tho President. The Minister of Russia, we learn, was presented from being present, by indisposi tion, which, wo arc happy to be able to say, ia not serious. Sat, Intel. Tittr.n Pai-.tv State Convention. By tha Mon'pelicr Watchman wc learn that from "s'-ety to setenty perrons were present at the Conven tion recently hold in tiiat village. Elder Sias presided, Col. J. P. .Miller, from a committee, made a roport, which was agreed to, recom mending the reference nf a nomination of astnti ticket to a future convention, and noimnitinj the following ticket for Council of Ccti'ors : Danl. I'oberts, jr., B-nnington j Wm. R. Shatter, Windlrim ; Oramel Hutchinson, Wind sor ; J. W. Hale, Rutland; Otliiuol Jowct, Addison ; Charles Carponter, Orange ; E. P. Cutler, Washington; Jamos Dean, Chittenden ; Chelhs F. Sallord, Franklin ; Merril Foster, Caledonian; Eh Clnmberlian, Orleans; Joseph F. Row ell, Lamoille; David Hubbard Sd, Essex. The Senate of the United States is now full with a single exception there being a tacancy in Tennessee. Of the Til Senators, 110 ro Whigs. Sir John Hauvkv, it is currently reported in St. John's, N. R, is shortly to be 'succeeded by Sir W. G. Colebrookc. Florida Indians 7"ioso three hundred In dians w oro still at 7'ampa, on theSTth ult. close, ly guarded. When are they to em grato 3 Howard's Hotel. Wc refer to the advertismfrit of this house, nnd w e lake pleasure in recommending this establishment to all persons travelling hither from all parts of Europe or the United Stales. It will be remembered that it was commenced a'aout a year ago, upon a system entirely noted, but which experience has proved lobe Iho best, most comfortable and con vcnicntfor tho Ir.ive-lhngpubhc nnd men of business that ever was adopted. The meals arc scrtcd a( vari ous hours to suit nil patties ; for instance, any gucU can breakfast with equal comfort from seten till ten, n clock, and dine- from two till four o'clock i and at the unnia ate s r, -1 in ' siincl dining rooms no in convenience is ever experienced from the r i eom plained of in crowded holds. Welcainln.-, rbuiisa hos been very much unproved and beautified intern allt', and I lie cause nf every objection lhat could pes. sibly be ttiade heretofore has bet ntlle-ctually removed ; and it is now o:if.of the, most niry.'plensanl, capacious, and dihghtful hole Is in Ihe union. A larce building has been built up in John street, and atlnchrd to one wing of tins hotel, so as to aflbid an increosed number of lodging rooms. This bouse Ins, bee.n one of th most wc'c'cssfnl. best patronised and fortunate hotel ever started in New York, and is a credit to our City i and what is remarkable, not a, single casa of sick ness has occurred vinee in first opening, tt hieh is be lietcd to be attributable mainly to (ho pure snrinkof waicr on lue premises, uie m-.iifimic-ss ui me location and (ho cleanliness of its deuneslio arrnneemcnli. ...... ., . .,. . i i.i.:.. ij-.i . , . . Tho landlord has been loo long and favorably kno w n to the Now Yoik public lo need i tdngimn from us at this lal,c day ; and it is but a simple act of justice to astcn iiiaiiiwinu), wnofuperiuienus iiicenurc inter nal economy of iho establishment has not her supenor on either sido of (lie tlanlic ff. Y. Iltrald. TmtLor Robinson. The Newark Daily Adrer tiscr, sayst The G i and Jury t New Hrunswick came into Court yesterday (lOih inst.) and prcscn'ed sew nl bills of Midiciment i nmonj which was one against Teter P ' nsoufjr Iho minder of Abraham Suydam. Peter ltobinson was nriainpen, ana picane-u no SuillVi whereupon a 'motion was made by his roan sel, rupporicd by aflidnti's to postpone his trial Ihe next term, principally on tne grounn oi tne r public uciiemui in tcJalion Ui murder of ,

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