Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, April 2, 1841, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated April 2, 1841 Page 2
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IConeAvvJco. from fouflh ftse- his nutagonist, !iipnie:ntly tloterniincil on li is destruction should liu attempt to como ashore, lio seemingly became panic struck and con fused ; anil, after glaiint; wildly around him nn instanl, sunk again, Willi a gurgling sound, licnoatli the surface to risu no mores to llio view. Wall a look of still unniitisatcd inahe-o ami ferocity and willi (lie same lucnaciii!,' iilliliulc, tlio ruthless Id dor tooil waiting fjrn se-cemd nppc.irniiceof Ins vic tim n full moment, when ho bruin Ui exhibit tokens of surprise and loweieil his weapon a little, still keep ini:, however, his eye keenly fixed on the spot. Afler waiting In vain nearly another moment for thcihow niii;;inan to rise, the I'.lder became ihoioughly alarm til, and, throw in 4 down his oar, hurriedly retreated n M.I or two on the bank. Itcrolin turned and (hew Another anxious and troubled look upon and around th - f.tlal spot. A Dw faint bubble, riiii2 sueces ive-lv to the) surface, alone auswe-i cd hi inquiring ia.e and, reading in them conclusive evidence of tho horrid truth, no gave a convulsive statt, and lied in terror In wards' the buildings as fast as his quaking limb') could carry him, mumbling and chattering to himself as ho went : '.Vow, who would have thought I If tlio youth could havo swam j and I am to blamo for that I12 never learned to swim ) Of a surety I am not. Anil then dul be not lift bis band against a Rifted Kldcr of (tie! s utmrcli I .nil, moreover, nave 1 not savcu the family's boat, which he was about to purloin I Verily, I have done n good tliinrr, though I think 1 will not n'une Ihe matter br fore the people, lest it lead the tcmptattonot evil speaking against liners, anil, perau again, th 're is tlio youth's properly, which hewas 30 froward and perverse nl-o'it ic!iniuishing to the Church. .Vay, I will not let the all'.iir bo known, but fro to work right ciinninuly and secure it nil for (tod's icritngo. Vcs, vcrdy, I have-doncngnod thing.' Thin slrangcly reasoning, and thus desperately Eraiungit salves for his troubled feelings, the terror stricken Klder roichcd home, and without uttering a syllable of what had happened 10 any one, immediate ly betook himself to his solit.ny lodgings, not there to fin. I peace an I repose, but to wiillio and turn under the scorpion stings of conscience that uncscapahlo bell of the -oilly which retributive Heaven hasplauted 111 the bosun of Mini for t he cerlaiu puuisliuieiit of his crimes. Meanwhih the lovely an I omsci--:ilious Martha, wholly unapprised of What hud hcf.illeii her lover, re tired 10 her pcacel'ul pillow, and endeavored to rellcct calmly on Ihe new and interesting subject, w hich her recent inters iew had opened toller mind but, finding h irself unable to do this from the thous md crowding thoughts and sensations which contributed .to swell the gentle tumult of her bosom, she discreetly defer red the tail; tor a cooler moment, and, has inn piously coiiiiiiendiil herself to the protection of her Makir, T'cldcd herself to those quiet and peaceful slumb.'rs turn coiiitiluto nut tho least among the rewards of virtues and innocence. On awakening the next tiuiru ing, her thoughts immediately recurred to the subject that occupied her last w iking moments and, as she II w figured in 1 tier niiiul her lover far on his way from ihe phee, n-jji iugin his frccJomfiom the oppression In had at length e scaped, she again and again recalled the tender professions he had made, nn I ran over the arguments he had advanced in urging her to leave her present situation, and go forth with him into thewoild as Ins companion for weal or for .voe. The more she thought of ihe pn pos.'d step, fit first so startling, the less tearful did it appear. Tho tnoio sho weighed bis reasons with those she found beiself able 10 bring up III refutation, luditcr mid lighter grew the ii'ijeetions wh cli had caused her to hesitate even in (living him a definite promise of nci-cding to his reipiest when th-y should again meet and as her scruples 5 ielde-d and tsve vviy, ihe uueheeked pleadings of u-r own heart came in and soon decisively turned Ihe already incli ning balance, leaving her now free to wander nutic-i- isunulv over the new ami might lie-Motel linv vvhieb I hrul been nrcsentcd to b'-r vie'w I After indulging in h-r pleasing nvcries as long as I "Si" - ""' I.lder nrpioaehcd the tenihed gul nndno inclmitioii proinpled, the maiden aiose, dres-ed and lll,":'V1,cr '' "'a '"" " one alur worship 111 the room was 011 the point of descending from her chamber lo vvhieli 1-lia 1 firuierlyibseciuled by liisinfuiuoiis con join ill performing the domestic duties of ihe morning . duct-hut Ihe hapless msuh n was nut reserved for so when her attention was arrested by an umisinl com-1 wretched a file asib.it vvhieb now so menaciimly hung motion ainoiigtlu family below, which she soon as- "rher. An iniovp ;ete,l loci .lent intervened bulvveen eertaincd, from somu weird- lint rcaehrel through iho , thedreThd bour.vvlucli wa 1 bstiued to form partially nnened door. 10 be caused by iho discovered , V'C nnpi'lant eia ol her hf.-, wh.lo it brought obfcico of Seth, for whom search had already been 1 made, but in vain. Tho conseioiHti.'ss thai within her own bosom, shoharl.oicd the "i cietof iho misin; one's absence, which sho might not reveal, undo her, for the first time in her life fuel like a guilty one and, daring not to go down lest her appearance should be tray the agitation she felt, she paused nt the hewl of ths stairs, and stood some time endeavoring lo com pose! her feelings and gam a command of her couiile. nance, which sluuld save her from showing any ex citement tint might not be natuinl to liu occasion but, while dsing this, the poor girl was little dreaming of the thousand times mom difficult t i-k in n serve for her that of controlling her fn lings under the heart-crushing blow which she was destined the next moment to receive. Tho appalling announcement now pisied from mouth to mouth among the family that Seth wis ilrowued in tho pond, the evidence of which, in nddition to his unaccountable absence, was fouinl ill the circunistaneo that his hat had been dis. covered Ihaling near the shore, while nt a little dis. tsnre one of Ins shoes had been e-picd sunk on the bottom, fished up and id.:ntified. It can hi better imagined than described what were the feolms-s of M utha on hearing these mournful ti dings. No word or sound, however, escaped her hps on the occasion. She turned deadly pale, indee'd, and far a moment leaned her head for siiriiioit against the elour-c isuig an 1 ibis was siiecccdcd by a quirk bra ving of her bosom, while with chi"d bands and cln ed eves her trembling lips moved rap, illy, as if cm nestly engaged ill silent devotion, lint the next mo ment, as sbeopaned her eyes, and with 11 linn slep de scended from her room, a spectator could have de tected nothing more in her placid tlnugh mournful ro.mlonaiice than ho might havo sen in the face's () the rest of the sisteihood, among whom she now nn m Ji.Uely mingled. 1 JI. .it of that day was spent by the Shaker men in dragging the pond 111 search of ihe body, from whieh operation I'.lb'r Higgins kept nloif-lho' iho nervous re.-tlessucss he eimliully exhibited through the day and the many anxious mid inquiring glane-es be fre quently east towards Ihosu thuseiigiged, plainly told that ho felt a painful interest in what was going on. Tho search proved a v.iin one. This, however, did not lead any one lodo ibt lint tho young linn's fale was any diU'-reiU from the one firt supposed, as the body it was conjectured, had lloated oil' and sunk in some of ihe deepest pails of the pond. Hut, a'though nil were unanimous in the opinion lhat Seth hud met his death bv diowiiing, vol, with regard to th- manner in which the casualty could have happened, tbeio weie many ami various minus Mine supposing urn ne . mu&t havownded in to s.'curo soin. ibing which he sawlloiting near the shore others that he bad risen ill Ins ideep and gone in, while others considered either of theso suppositions lo bo highly improbable, since aoine of the young men now made known tho f.ert lint ihe deceased w.isnn expen swimmer. These and ' many other conjecture", equally erioaeous were foim rd rcsp-cting the mysterious event, till, vvemied willi ' tirely hopeless of any liitthcr elucidation, and tin re .,;,. .,..,1 I,, rest. 1 till! unities' II.SCIISMOII, ll was pimi 11 1 1 us a e ni lu peruiilted to rest. ' i:.. e. .1. r.,..,:i. 1 . ".C ' r , v I .v"' tl .'t a eben gloom over the minds of the blllc coniuiiiinty who were thus unexpectedly called lo mourn his premature j .1, -as.-. The impression, bow ever, l.kc others of the kind, wore gradually nvvay from the minds of nil ey- r .1... e.'.i '. : 1.. gloon.over .tie 111 ... s ... eo. . . . n., ? , S 'S WW 0. ms be inemrn .,f 0, " o- I Liter iiiiiii-mii ,,.; ... ..n . t '.,.- 1 lie I r reasons pre m,. . 7 s-s , , , l.r s 1; posco, so easiiv 10 u, e,. .... ... i. .1. , n.rn...,.a,nnf..,c in eeh-c i Mir! in was .in v ugn old iiivuni- ; - Spin. I fjiiaJcany nnnifesfition of her p. eiilnrgriirs mid vv' oily preeludul be r Horn coinniutueaiiiig liiem looni'isnnu reeeivnii; io i."" i sympathies, whu'li it is ua pmcr. m oono s ... . ll... l..ju lif..-11'e' Tor lti.il It'll row io receive, yei no" ...s .v., ..... . this Mow of nlUicltuii, nndnoiiollie less keenly was fe lt the- .aiviii-b that now ill secret wrung her g lie lessand faiiiiful busom. Voimg l.ove was b, ginning to shed his sweet and happifying iiilluenre's over her pure and genlle heart, nnd his twin angel, Hope, had just showed his snowy pinion tu "her unaccustomed : i, or io n laiidof rarlldv' felicity which never 'before, even in her brightest dreams, bad been Pictured to her mind -hut all these grateful feelings imd been suddenly chilled and fro.cii in the current sed haven of happiness-all thee bright visions bad lilnsliiiiy waiuiiijiiei ' " V'""": vnnished.leaving her future not only blank ami clue r i.. 1...1 .Inrtf u-nli nori, nts of neisecutim and woe, from which there was no hopo of escaping. Thcso eirriiinsiiinri's combined to render the po' r girl sloss ordinary ben aveiueiit-and most pe rsons of her .!'.:? 1 . M . vv a ( rif . tiau-iiiid shoiueekly bowed beneath Ilie -chastening rod, nnd turned for consilanon to tint life-spring on ii'udi which is never long a Beded fountain to tho mei k ivul elevoicil followers of llmi who oiicu himself know e-nrlldy sorrows. Hot, while Martha was thus comforted anil s islam eel, no s'v'i consolation remained for Ihe despicable, wretch who had h sn the ciuse of her troubles .ind the more he tried in still bis startled cem;eien'e, Iho mora did its accusing spirit rise up to ilisijiiiet bun, not only for the hand he bad in iho young man s death, bulfor the part he had previous'y acted towards him in Ii'h wneral nii-iisage,nud morn particlarly in an nf fair lo'whieh only n blight allusion has ns vet been i . vl.ni n month nrevious to the tiino'uf w Inch ev..ru snnikiiv.', a Mirnuger, fiom llm neighborhood of Seth's enrlv resilience calleil nt Iho establishment, iicarin" for him a U tter, which bo expressed n do "i. i:..,.. !,. nnrsnii but the voung man bimir in . .i. :.. .i....r,,.,U soinedistanco from'home, and llio mran"cr being anxious to resmno bis journey, tbei let irr wn's entrusted to lliggms, ..n his promise, of debv- rrill" ll 10 Seth as Selon nn liu leuu Having ro . Vr ,.l los ini.inrtioii". the messenger iie-paneo, inn, caled b.s mi nni ii , .... . . f , ' , r.omhhn . .. . . .i , . i ... . however, .... - ; , ,, so,110 c,10 TcJmni s .if ihe ; letter. No sooner was the Manser's ba-ik f-irly Inrnr. thsU I !'ret,r., o a orivatc annrlincnt aim nroivoi.o ... .e..rl, ........ S to bo from a neighbor of Re l.'s unele w boin nmur. Ill Oil IIU... 1. , . , , ., ' . ,. . .... rf"'vc'S! wUh hTn few ihysof el oil.er:'o Hal uiirlT and tho wphow living with him, by which --- - - ...inn.i n.iitfs.met.i event, Itvvassiatcd.asno will or wills have been made S'eth brentno the legal heir to all tho estatu thus left, eonsisliugof 11 goodfarin and considerable personal properly. Tho writer closed by Diluting tlio young man to leavo bis pros, nt situation, como homo and tako possesion of his property. Allcr reading the letter carefully over several tunes, the perfidious Kldcr com mitted it t tho Haines, mid spent the remainder of the daymdevi'iii! and settling his plans, and in drawing up for ScIIi'n signature nn acquittance to the family of all the property ho had or of which ho might be come the inheritor. And tho next day, afler having smoothed the way for the attempt, as be supposed, by an unusual display nf affability and parent-hko Unit noss.hc cautiously broached the subject to the young man and Hied to induce him to sign the paper, l.dscly uH'trming it to be one of their icgulalions to require such an act of tho young members of their society, whether they had any property or not, when they ar rived nt legal age-, nt which .Selh, as it happened, had a few days hi foro attained. The Inlier, however, se cretly meditating upon Icavim Ihofainilv soon, had no notion of cutting himself oil' from any right of property which might someday accrue to him, tho' now iiu ccnauiiy nan no sum expectations, aim lie, therefore, firmly refused to comply with the Killer's request, Afler renewing the attempt several limes, and resorting to every art and fiUelmod which ho deemed likely to aid bun in his purpose, Higgins was compelled to relinquish h'u fraudulent design,' with no either result than that of exciting the suspicions of JM'iu lint mere might have, niilccil. something occur red nt his tmclu's in his favor, anil ejf hastening his determination Ij leave and go and sec for himself. It was no wonder, then, when all these injuries, clos.'daithejlark catalogue was by tho death of tho .1. inn, in. in re-.ew ouiore euo mum 01 me mini f 'I.I..- .t.t 1.:.. - .....iiit.. it . it was true-, really intended quite to destroy the young man . life but he could not disjitisuftnmliimsclf that his net hadns much produced tho fatal result as if his own iiaun linn eieatt the eli'alli mow, ami lint, too, under feelings but little less holy than be need to have tiossosscel lo havo rendered the deed the foulest in Ihe list of human crime's. In vain did bo trv to shut out these disqiiittiimthotights from his mind ill vain did ho try by quibbling and sophistry to still tho voice of conscience, and hosoou became llieprev of Ihe most humble fancies. IIo remembered the accidental threat undo by Selh anion--' the last things ho uttered 'I will lutmt von when I am dead' and the fearful words, ' trill haunt yon ir'icn am dual I in' hiunt Ioh ir'iwi hiii 11.M',' rang constantly in his ears and so strung were his guilty fears, and so ner vous and excitable hud he become. Hint lo biui the menace was often lileially fulfilled in lltu dread sha pings of hiselistcmpi led imagination. ISy day henp-p-ared abstracted or restless -now heedless and lost to every thing around him now wildly starting at the rustling of every le if and by nighl roaring out in bis sleep, an. I disturbing his wondering people by his strange and almost unearthly outcries. Such was the p'tnislimeut ol the miserable I'.lder but, whether this was not r.ilhcr the result of his fears than any -Ineero penitence linking for his own benefit, vvo will not alt, nipt to decide. One thing, however, is certain it operated grcally totho reli. f of the beforepers.'culed .Maltha for, fiom the eventful luht o'l which ulu parted with her lover, she saw for several vvheks no indications of any renewal of her trials. ."Much, indeed, 1I11I she wonder to what cause she owed this happy exemption though she believed it, witbi'Mt being able lo tell exactly whvyo have some eoniiectiin with the' fate of Selh, eonee'riiing which a horiid suspicion oeon'-ntnllv 11. lied acio.s bor miiid. Shu tried, however, tu banish sue h suspicions from her tho eilits and ch.nh.ihly stnivc to belie vc that her persecutor hud re'si'lved to lay asido his design" against her peace and heroine a better man. l!ut she nt length began lo perceive tint hi r holies were to be di ippoiuted -sho again saw that in the demeanor of Iho I'.lder towards her w Inch unequivo ailly told hri thutshc wasstill the maiked vieiiumfhis unhallowed designs and from dav toelav she livcel in constant licadn! b. mg iigam suumioiihI to the scene of her '''rnnr mats. .N.irwjs sueli siniimous longelelaveil. "neo iy, ns tlie umly were reining from their noon 1,0 lt" niiile..ii.ii-um upon In r enemy. ll wis a mil I an I nfeasaul afternoon in November, just four weiks after the inel.iiiehi'ly ov, nt beloro described Martin was silting in one of iho com mon win king-rooms of the women, nt work with several of the sisterhood, sonieof whom like h rse'f were engaged in sewing, some at the loom nnd some at ihe distaff. Assliesat plying her neeille, nn nir of ;'c."p peiisiriH-ss, swrr tlv iciiik red, however, by resignation, was resting on her lovely brow. She bad been viewing with ilismnvcd ferlincsnnd gloomv aprebensioiis th, dismal prospect hi foie her, and, having schooled her feedings into submission to w hot ever f He l'mvi 'euee niigbt allot her. she turned to the im lges of the past nod her mind was now wand ering among ihe di arest memories of her existence. Shii iccaHed the almost forgotie-n circumstance that the coming night was the one proposed !iy her departed lovrr for his return to iiiei't he r.nnd n thousand mourn fill fmcies took possession of bermind. Sheiinagined how, had her lover livi r,hfrbeart would now b flutter ing nt Ihe thought of theaprr nehingmietinginnd then h-rexciteel imagmitiou took wiu, nnd she wondiTed if it were not trie, as she bad sometimes heard, that ihe dead were permitted to keep tho nppo.ntments made by thein while living, and como in spiiit In tho phee lo inn t and commune with llu ir friends 1 and, if so, v he ihe, should she repair to the Irysting trci nt ihe appointed hour, Selh would nut be there to uirtelhcr. r.iitb nnd love answere-d van; nnd, con scious of nothing w hich should make her fi nr surh n meeting, nt which, pnlmns, henvinly eousul mighl be imnaiti'd lo guide nnd direct her in her threatened dillieultii s, she half resolved to brave the summons of ihe I'.l'ler to meet hun nt the .same hour, nnd kci p tin ai-poinlnii'Ut. Wb't'e sho was ll us indulging in these sad though plcasiiw n vcries, her nlienlion was nr rrste'd bv the sound of a sirnnge voii-e in iho van!, belonging to solve one who had just ariivul, and was now engaged in conversation with several of ihe Shaker men. Tiii'ikutg thai there was somrlhing ralhcr vcculiir in the care less, rnliling manner of iho new comer's discourse, s,p a'osn an I went to the window, when 11 was with a mixture of wondi r and suprise that shebclv Id tho singular and vagabond ap pearance of the man who had attracted her attention. Ills diess was int only tattered patched, but ill fillitlgaiid whimsical. cone;sting of small clothes al together too big, wilhsi'oat ns inueb loo little nnd these were surmounted by an old trnw bat, entirely I imlt ss before mid not much better behind. He wn's evid'iitly unite a vonng man. mid. but for n rertam i kind of foolish, staring e'nM of countenance, would nave hern accounteil very goo nnMng. lleseemei eiuite nt liouie nmnig his nevyarninintanrrs. nnd was not at all bashful about making iiupi'ries, many of wine"! were nver v simpi,.an. ehilOisli as lo provoke a smile invvi llio solie r visages even of iheelders them-selve-s. After risking tbonnnel foolish questions and rattling nvvay awhile ili-eoiinecti'illy. willesslvenoiieh to have 111 idea goo I prototype for Hun van's Talkative he careb s-ly obscrvi'd lint, ns for himself, be was now entire')' run of work nml out ofnnv home, nnd he really wished he could find some good phre 10 live where he could get enough to eat, for bo set n great 7 he coulil get e e eal by vii'tuals. . i-.WnB ..Hp ..hint from this observation ,,f " -' e-i' lers ! ' I he vagabond, nml lielieving mm to lie nbuiil nmi ,,1,1 , ,:,. ,,, ;,,, ,,:,., . s, v - ilers were not slow 10 pro,ioseo him to join the fa. ;V. nn 1 :il once take tin his residence nt tbrr rs 11 - iie'iu. T"' 'his the fellovv replied tin, he had ..Hen hear,. say int ,u Shakers with a niighiy good people, nnd someiiuies tlioughl he should like to live willi lhcm , as hl. lnJ ,,ur , ,,,, .r, , . iti. . ll .l l .... 1 . siioui'i like io go rouiui a uu inoK a iii i io ai uiiugfi he. f , . , ,i .sa,t.,'m r-.l.j u naving-nud if tbev ( . ),;, .oniethi'ig to i-at,aud then let him go i i mi nil vvh.'ic lie was a mum to mat anernoon. he , (l , , n, t w(n ho mi (!i .... a . . . e The man was nirnrdinnly soon furnished with an excellent meal, at wlueli be appeared highly graiified. lter this, In e permission having been granted to him for the purpose, he commenced Ins rambles over the farm, through the hams, mils, nml out. houses, in s'lecliog lb eri'iis. slock nnd every thing connertei: with tho establishment willi childish c uriosily nnd the creniest .apparent interest, oiten lenving Ilie objects ol his examination aim running in inc. Mincers 10 asli ime iiuesiion, nnu men rnemg iiarK in great jtIit to ( ,, employ nicnt. When he -ei-mtd to havo salisfitd , ,ilsuf wln, viewing everv thing out of iloors. In. weait to the j;iders nnd tol 1 lhcm ho wanlei to sec the irmncn icorrs. Ho old not, to Le sure, he said Hunk tnu women oi niui ii us" gi nrrnuy, i,ui, as ihny had to git t'n vieliuls nnd make the clothes, lie should like well lo go in and sec how they carried on j awlll)' I Although thi, wns contrnry to lb. ir genernl. custom vet ihulrnders. conceiving Ihev bnd tho iii-iteiii" of proselvte at slake, and evidently viewing llio tWow as n weiik-niinded, harmless en nlure, soon concluded loliuui ir bun in tins Irenk as they had done in every thing else and, ihcriTnrr, lolil linn to behave well but go where ho pleaseil. (luirklv availing himself of the permission, ho be can the rounds of ihe ibll'ercut female lodges, mikino however, but a brief stay in any 0110 till bo camo lo ino room wiu ec .uariiia was ni worn wun tlio smnn parly of Inr rdmpiininns. Here he leisurely walked round, rcvrwing with aunir of wondering simpliiily the work of ihesoeleinure nrlisans. makino bis silly coiniiients, nnd, ns usual, asking n variety of irrelevant quesiions, nun among ion resi inc names ol all Iho dillercnt fe-males in the apartment. Alili'iugh iho conversation and conduct of the stranger wt nt clearly to show hun In hen very great simpbteo, yrt there wns a certain some thing nbout bun whiih soon led iho discerning Martin to doubt whether hewns ipiilowhnt ho pretended, and what the rest nt the l.iiuilv obviously consult red nun aim that iloiilit was greatly strengthened m a short lime, i lookillet no. sl.n rnnirltr lorn Hvbtrr n kwn clrmlir i lelligeiu Ie.ok upon her face.enlirely nl variance with tho vnenut or iiliolic expression wliie h bnd seemed lo ciinrar tente in, feniureH. And it was with a sort of mini unauie interest that slio the next moment saw him npproae img her, ns he now did, with the remark ...... ... ....... .,. -ro , n, Ul9 woman was making in . loo. Ai'i-ni. inn u I.n ,..1 . .. . . . , i , . in her lap, whcehc waKnnp ZT, . pretence, of xa..i,ning ,t, ,0 ,l,i. "urall, closely-tcalcd billet into her openhand. As soon nn be saw her fingers close over the paper, he threw iiovyii uie woik over tier iianu, ana, with Ilia eagerly whisp, red injunction, 'iVieiini gre me token' whip ped oil' to look at something else which eccnicd sud denly to havo eanghl his attention. reigning bouio crrann our, ..inrinn soon rose nnu lisappenrcdon her wny lo her privnto chamber. In n few minutes the stranger returned to finish his inspec- nf M.I.a'b ..-...!, .l..rln .. .1.1.1. il u I .(.. u. ..tu. n .u. 11. ,y i.iii, inoiiii im uiisy and talkalivc as ever, he might have been seen to throw many a keen and anxious glance towards the door through which the fair absentee wns expected to return. At length she made her appearance. A close observer would haventqneo noticed that during her absence shu bad been agitated by powerful emotions, nnd had wept profusely and yet through the subsi ding shower the first smile that bad lit up her lovely features, while tiny thing but elisplenseua marked the general expression of her glowing countenance. un entering the room sue went immediately to an ldress. and. with the air of unc slietbtlv nnnoved. oskeel if she had mat better hint to Iho man the propri ety of his now retiring and, having received permis sion to do so, shu appmached him, tinet, with n louk vvuieii no secmeo ic luuy eo einiicrsiauu, uoservcii: 'Tbyvisit has been very acceptable, nnd Ihy com munications shnll be heede'd but vvo think that now. perhaps, thee would find more to divert thco among iiicmcti in the held.' vvith some care ess remarks in cood kecnini.' with ic character be bnd been acting, the nun immediate- V left the nparlment nnd proceeded to the field where ho men were nt work, and where, in clnttimr with them, trying bis hand ocensiotinllv nt work and lam- blingover the piemises, he spent the remainder cf Iho afternoon, apparently highly delighted with his situa tion. W hen the famdv assembled for siitmcr. however. the fellow was unaccountably missing but llio Sha kers, having seen so much ot his erratic movements. and supposing him still to be iiomewberu about the farm or buildings, did not seem to pay much attention to tliociiciunstance, or think it worth their while to in stitute, any search for him and their evening meal, through all the dlU'ereut departments of the l.imily issceloll w illi customary qiiictne.se. After finishing their lenast. as usual the whole fim- y, jut as tho stars were beginning to twinkle in tho fear blue of the November's skv took their wav to the house of worship, w hich wns nn unenclosed build- 'iignpcmng lo the mam road, a branch or winch tur ned tin nnd ran d.reellv bv thoeloors. The ceremo nies of worshin. nlso. were attended with no unusual occurrence, nml, being concluded, Iho assembly broke up to return to their respective lodges. lint on opening iho doors and coming out upon the steps, thu foremost of the company, to their great sur prise, beheld a horso anil chaise elrawji up within a ew vaiels of thedoor a lotted to the tiseof the leniales the door for the males being some thirty feet towards the other end of the house. I!y tho side of the horse man. young nnd fashionably dressed, ns far as his appearance could ha judge 1 of in the starlight, stood holding Ihe reins nno whip, w nn his lace lurncel to ward the door, nnd in tho seeming attitude of wai ting. The women came hesitating down the steps, nd, Iheie coining to a stand, began timidly nnd si entlp lo stretch forward their heads nnd peer at the mysterious stranger. The men, also, coining out anil seeing the iiucxpccirn visitant anuiiusequippngc sta tioned across the path of the women, benan, w ith low whispered inquiries of oiicniinther, to gather towards the spot. In this stage of tlicntlair, I'.lder Higgins, ,'ho Ivul proposed to ri main m the linuso t.ll nil had ri tiled, that he might pass unobserved to the room hero be was exuceimg the next moment to meet the victim of his designs, got impatient nt the tardv movement of ibeiiconle. and came bustling through the throng with a light in his hand to .ascertain the iiise of thee e ar. when Ihe stranger suddenlr turn ed and eonfionte'd him. The instant the light struck upon the face of the bitter, the recoiling Lldcr uttered convulsive shriek, and, with wildly glaring e-yes and battering teeth, sunk down iinon the ground in hor ror and nlliighl nt the apparition which he believed he had beheld. A commotion was now observed among Ihe huddling mid .sinrtled females, nnd the next mo ment a light figure rapidly made her way to the front of the crowd. It is 1 she exclaimed in low, cnger accents. 'It is! Oil! it is he!' she repeated, nnd springing forward, threw herself into ihe arms of Iho stranger, who, ightly swinging he r into tne seat ot Ins vehicle, turn- ngain tow nnls the crowd. "Viner ! ' he'ixclaiineil.advnnrincwiih brandished fist close to the appalled nnd nearly prostrate I'.lder i viper, thou nrt bullied ! With this ho turiie-il nuicklv about, cancel nimbly into bis scat of the fair companion be line! just placed lucre, nppucu uie vv nip io ins nurse, aim iiasne'ii ior ward for tho main load, leaving the who'e assembled family of Shakers standing aghast nnd bewildered H i nslonishiueiit nnd perplexity nt what hneUosud- only and inexplicably passed be fore theni. As dreadfully fiight'iticd as the guilt-smitten Klder had be'cu, hu wns vet the first to comprehend the iuvstcry and rally for the rescue. IT,.. i:.,.,,ll" I,,. 0, I ..ri..,! I. .,,!.. on n.wl ointmg with frantic gesiure-s nttiT tho carriage. Oh the fionil! the npostate iho reprobate, the idlessriMirobalo. is carrying oil .Martha! Put sue :i i tu ! ston him ! catch him ! save her from the vidian ! llun ! run for your lives, ur they w ill escape ns I" Moused by the commands and the eager nnd fu rious manner of their leader, tho men, followed by the women, rushed promiscuously down tho road in pursuit of the fugitives: but scarcely had they passed the line) eif buildings in this elisorelcrly roiitnnd gained tho main road where it be enme enclosed by fences, when a rone suddenly snrang from the dust across the path against thu legs or uplifted feet of tho fore most milk of pursuers; and tho next instant a pla toon of Shakers wcro rolling nnd sprawling upon tho ground, while thoso in the rear, unable to check Ihi'ir spe'eu ill lime lo save themselves, rank alter rank came successively tumbling nnd lloiindering iwn uiiuii the b ii'ks of their f.il eu comnnmoiis. till nearly the whole-bevy were prosrato and scrambling on nil fours in the road. Ai this juncture the wild, rattling laugh of the mis sing vagabond wis heard helium the stoue-fencu gainst one end of the niischcTf.makmg stiring-rone: :md the nexl instant n guily dressed young man le-atied nimbly over the fence into the road, nnd made a brief uise a lew paces ahead ol the lallen nnu comuscel forces of the pursuing enemy. ".May be friends." n- said in a linlnnvial, halfcom- miseratina tone, as he clanred at thcdisordcrlvtdieht of his recent entert.iinere-. "may be you don't know mo with my Stindy clothes em! Well, well, good pooiile, perhaps it is lather a provoking case; but lierc nuoui iw-cniy ynrus eu gooo new rope i win leave vou. bv wav of rcnaration for your hosmta lit v this afternoon and your tumble this evening. It is the best I can do by vein now, I believe, though if you should ever cage another sue h rare birel as the one just flown yoiuer, aim should no in want ol more rope but I an t stay lo chat auv longer at this nine. So good ye, iiieo aim iiiou:" So saving, and Ieavin" the eliscomfited Shakers to gather themselves up in the best way they could, he nouiiiic'ii torward a lew rems, leaped upon a horse which slood lied in n noeik in I lie fence, and calloned oil' after the receding carriage now rattling away in the distance, "And what then?" I asked, nerceivimr that the airntor hail come to a stand, witli the air of one who id arnve el at the end of hu slorv. " bat next hupp. ned'J" 'Why. unfiling verr unnatural. I believe." renlied my host with a humorous smile, "unless vou make il out from tho tact thnt nn old justice of' the lYnce, living some eight or ten miles from iho scene of action, was culled up that night lo do n little business in the marrying line." "And the bride on the occasion," I nsked, somewhat puzzled lo comprehend the development," llio bride was your nerouie. .nan i.i.oi coursu : tin II he bru n. gloom ? Not Seth. surly, for he was drownderi. vou know.'' "I'erliati". friend." answered mv ho't with wa'terish gravity," eihaps bo was not drowndid as much os some, alter all ; nut, rising In ihe surlaco niter Ins i umrr. nnd See-ing the wicked aliunde of ihe Klder. suildcntly changed his plan, and, so unking under again wun soinii utile sham ui mow mug, came up silently miner a iii-ighboring clump of bushes errpl away willi the lossof bis shoe and broad-brim went lo n young farmer of bis iicquaiiilance exchanged bis wet Clunker gear for a ilece nl suit of e loihcs, and set nlTfor thon-sidc'iv e of his late uncle, where he arrived tho next dav. and lo Ins ogrecahle sunrise found him. self in possession of one of the best little farms on Ihe .vierrinvie, ami whero in em: tune he, in conjunction Willi a young friend, concocted the dan which you liavu seen cxc'cuicu. . romantic coming t'ui. iinon mv soil!- i pt. claimed in delight i "and you knew the parties are .ey mill ituo; uilu no uii-y i enuiy 111 lllis vicillliy f i v .inn onimosi any eusiieueu io see iiicin. "ion would have no very serious miirnrv in perform for that purpose, I imagine," ho replied signi ucaiiuy. "Why i how T 1 asKiii, etui m doubt rcpec ting the full dr.viloneuirut. "Whv. vcrilv. inv Iricnd." said my host, casting an arrh look at my perplexed countenance, nnil siirnUim. m thrOicikrr dialect, "verily, thro tirl nnt so shrewd a gue-sser as I had supposes! thee, else thee bad smelt the rat long ago." "Stupid !" I cried j "stupid, indeed ! Hut I seo it all now the hero, Meln, is now uttore me, and the her. oine. the pond Martha " 'Kim awav." be interruntered. Inughinolv. "mn away, as you might havo noticed, pi-rbops, nt tho beginning ol the iiesrripiiou ny wiucnFiic wns intro eluceel j but the he ro, being morn modestly deseribeil. madetoui to sinnu ino racKce wimoui running.--'One inoro oueslion einly..' said It "Iho voun friend, who, in the character of a vagabond, took your letter to Martha and so finely managed tho af fair" "Was alsofrom this neighborhood," ho replied. "Vou noticed, perhaps, as you came along, a milo or two back, n two-story white house-, wiilian office in the yard 1" .

"I did. thinking it a very nrut establishment," I answered. . , , , "Well,1 he rejoiueel, "that is the though, perhaps, r.squire Wenlvvnrlh vvoiibl not thnnk me for telling of his prnnks when lie first started hfons a lawyer. It was tho making of tlm man, however! people see in.' how cleverly ho bad iiunage-d n love case, con eludcel he-would bono slouch nl a law case, if he bad ami Martin' my children," be continued, j-al- I linj to hu e-lde-M boy ond pir), mil up, nnj readme Me rose rapidly "r mat. nui tiioucn " uns. in lliekitclicn "oncofyotitnke a tnup, tho other n candle, nnd go down and drnw us n lung of the best cider you can find in tlio cellar. This Shaker Blcry has undo my throat ns dry as a tin trumpet." APl'OINTMHNTS Hv"THl-f PRESIDENT, llyantt tetlli t'tt otlcicc anil content nf tht Scnatt. Oeoree t.oyall, to bo Navy Agent for llio port of Norfolk, Virginia re-nppoinicd. John I. Henry, to be Nnvy Agent for the port of .Savannah, Georgia ro-appointtd. ...'1.''"."."!s.',?'l;v 10 uu Navy Agent for the port of Philadelphia, in pl.aco of Miclinel W. Ash, resigned. Post Oitick DneAnTMnNT. .Mnrch 20, 1811. Abstract from tht Journal of the vetkmding this day. David D. Hoyt, nt Palmyra, Wayne county, New link. Enoch A. Hall, at West llloomfield, Ontario coun ty, New ork. Matlhovy H. Stevens, at Shusan, Washington county, New i ork. Jonathan K. Horlon, at Greenwich Washington con nly, New ork. Jerome D. Moshcr, at White Creek, Washington counlj-, New ork. John Hatris, at Charlestown, Middlesex coiinly, Massachusetts. David liinghani, Madison, Iowa county, Wisk onsan Territory. Jared Lake, South Port, Itacinc county, Wiskon son Territory. Knew .Siiutb, Ilacinc, Racino county, Wiskonsan Territory. Hora -o Hatch, Piko, Allegany rounty, New York. As.ahel Rurrington, Ilurke, Caledonia county, Vcr nionl. Isaac Covington, Ilerlin, Worcester county, Mary land. John C. Rouse, Argylo, Woshington county, New York. C0M.F.CT00S, William Coad, St. Mary's, Maryland, vice James W. Roach, removed. Robert W. Alston, St. Marks, Florida, vice John r- Kackler, removed. Arnold Naudain, Delaware, vice Henry Whitely, removed. Nathaniel I'. Williams, Baltimore, Md., viccWm. Trick, iciuovcd. SL-nvnvon. William Floyd, Town Creek, Maryland, vice Jas. R. Thompson, removed. LAND OITICK nr.CEIVRR. Daniel O. Garnsey, Dixon, Illinois, vice John De ment, removed. rosTit.vsTnns. lohnC. Montgomery at Philadelphia, in the place of Jnmcs Page, removed. James Rees, at Geneva, New York, inthoplacoof G. J. Grosvcnor, removed. APPOINTMENTS HY THE PRESIDENT. John Chambers, to bo Governor of the Territory of Iowa. Otbo H. W. Stull, to be Secretary for said Ter ritory. Thomas II. Johnson, to be Marshal for the said Territory. Cornelius Dnrrngh, to be Attorney for the Wcsten District of Pensylvanis, Walter Forward, who was appointed to said office, having declined its accep tance. Charles Hopkins, to bo Solicitor of tho General Land Office. POSTMASTERS. Charles I.. Porter, nt Hnrtford, Connecticut. Samuel H. Jenks, at Nantucket, Mass. cottr.cTons or Titr. ci-stoms. Nathaniel F. Williams, Rnltimorc, Md., vice Wm. Frick, removed. , William P. Rriggs, of Richmond, Vermont, vico vice A. W. Hyde, removed. FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL !, 1311. LETTERS FROM THE METROPOLIS. NO. VI. Nr.w- Yonic, March 27, IS 11. We in this city, as well as others throughought the country I presume, bad lived in the expectation of re ceiving very important intelligence from Europe by tho Caledonia. She arrived nt lioston on the 20th, and vvo received the news by Express on the sue ceedingday. She brought nothing of any great im portance, vvith reference to the main topics of anxiety and conjecture. Not a syllable with re-gard to all'airs in China, nothing satisfactory as to the ell'ect pro duced on the London Market by tho third Suspension of our Southern Hanks, and not much, with reference to tho ease of McLeop, of which we were not fully iiiforiueel befjre. Lord l'alincrston has rep. ntcdly made the avowal that tho British Government fully sanctions the destruction of the Caroline, and Lieut. McCobmick has been honereil by the grant of a pension, for services rendered on that occasion. The London newspapers arc filled with remarks on the imprisonment of MeLcod, which successfully rival the ravings of the Montreal Herald, and arc fairly the counterparts of the vaporings in some of our city- journals. The Times has the folluvving one; sentence upon the subject which, by the way, is eminently pacifi", in comparison with the comments of several of its cotcmporarics. " Should the hustilc spirit now- ond for months past prcvali-nt amongst the hot brained democracy of tho northern states not justi fied, us it uiiqucstiotinhy is nut, by nny net or move ment on the part of Grcnt liritain, and only to be ac counted for by the tendency of w anton violence to cx cuso itself by further violence should that bad spirit, we say, proceed to the iniquity of fulfilling certain wishes proclaimed in Congress, and executing ono Canadian fellow -subject for the faithful discharge of his duly to the ISriiish crown, we suspect that no casuistry nor false philanthropy will prevail upon any government of this country, present or future, whig or conservative, to forego the rights of retributive jus tice, and shrink from such retaliatory measures as may best become the honor and best insure hereafter the safely of her Majesty's people." Hear tho London Atlas on the same subject. "The Americans," says that journal, "have just perpetrated against u one of ihe most Ihgtant insults that was ever oITi reel by ono civilized nation to another. They have sei.ed upon an ollicer in her Majesty's service, who, under tho orders of her Majesty, attacked anil destrojed an American slcani-hoal, and they have-, through their government and through their iiieml-e rs in Congress, repressed their tie-termination of trying him upon accusations of arson and murder, and, if he li uld be found guilty, of hanging hun." "There nre men still alive who took part in the last war between England and America. If we were to watch an opportunity to catch one of these men in our country, and wcro to seize him and bang him, vvC should do precisely as the Americans are doing in the case of Mcl.eod." In this last quoted paragraph the sapient editor of the Atlas seems to be impressed with the notion that, at thu timo of the Caroline's destruc tion, war existed between England and the rutted States. Hut let me quote the concluding tlause of his nrlicle upon Iho subject ; "If McLcod Ins been in any way injured, reparation must be made or vc must gnto if.ir. This is no question of air-drawn boundary lines, no trilling grievance ; His vital, for upon it de pends, immediately the safety and respect of every I-.nghshinan abroad, and Inrdly more indirectly, al though perhaps less immediately, tho safety of every Englishmen at home. Sorry indeed should we bo lo seo ourselve s at war with a nation which may bo saul tncons.Ht almost of our grnndsires' grandsons ; hit if tho dim necessity should be forced upon us, if we have no other wny left of preserving iho lives of our fellow citizens, if these Americans will become mur derers of Englishmen, then tear with them, eren vert the world in ell ms to back them." So you sec ihe stupidity and ignorance arc not all upon one side i the-re's sotno consolation in knowing thnt, though it must bo confessed there's enough on Cllher side for both. "The London Spectator turns llio whole matter to party purposes nnd takes occasion to ebnrco Lord Paimshstov, with having sninvohftl numerous ques tions of dispute wilh the United Slates, which taken s'.ngly might havo been dismissed with comparative ease as they arose in succession, ns now to balllo every Hill litllo Literary Intelligence of ony interest wos brought out by the Calc.lonia. The Urilisb Mnga- lines for March are not as interesting as nsual. iiiaeuwooil coniains aRcvicwof WoBoswonTU, writ ten with ability but not such a ono as Christopher North himself would write. It contains also n contn. . ation nf 'Ten Thousand a year' which has been vcrv noniil.ar nn,l ni nmoM oAn.i:n..i.. ;.,.,riiMi-. , , , ...... ...... s .A.vtuiiif;, s incidents, however, ore too wire-drawn, nnd the whole story is expanded to more thou twice the length ill which it ought to be contained. The Dublin Uni versity Magazine gives another chapter of Charles O'Mallcv, one eif live niot musing pictures of ihe present dav -Frnscr has nothma important, and the j Melropolitan.has another of the scries published under tho head of 'Rccollectie ns of a Portrait Painter'. It is entitled Tho Member's Lady,' and will nppcnr in iho New Yorker of next week. Another part of the new story by 'Ilor.' was nlso brought out. How are the Vermonlers pleased with the Execu tive Proclnination.forbidding all inlcrfeicncc by office holders in tho popular elections 7- It was received here, as I doubt not it will be throughout tho land, with n hearty welcome. It is the first step in tho re form which is to bo wrought out It is is tho first blow at tho tyrranny of party discipline, which for more than ten years post has ruled tho land with a rod of iron. It is hailed as the harbinger nf better days as a pledge that Worth, Ability and Paliiolism will bo the marked characteristic of thoso now in power ; that the degrading party scrvitiiele more debasing, more cruel and mure ignominious than ne gro slavery, which has for a long scries of years ex isted in this nation, nnd is about lo be abolished, mid that all tho rights and immunities of freemen will bo respected and carefully maintained. The Globo denounces ibis proclamation ns a 'humbug'. Any measure, other than those of parly baseness and scrvility,has been so longunknown to Iho editor of lhat print, that evenjthe conception of such a ono has been ellaccd from his mind, if indeed it ever had exis tence there. I imagine that those of the Van Rurcn office-holders, who have been loudest in their brand ings and most rctivo in electioneering, will hardly es teem tho doctrines embodied in this document, much of n humbug : docs not the ex-marshal and ex-collector in your state discern some reality and force in them 7 Our new collector, Mr. Curtis, lias taken his post in the Custom House, and is engaged in a close, ener getic and laborious examination into the condition of nflairs in that department of the public service, He will make one of the most efficient ofiiccrs ever en trusted with nny portion of the public business. He is a mnn of great natural abilities, of unimpeachable integrity, of close nnd accurate business habits and of deserved eminence ns n constitutional lawyer. l!y the way, the new Custom House will soon be pre paid! for bis accomodation.- When completely fin ished, it will be one of the finest buildings in tho Uni ted States it is situated nt the corner of Wall nnd Nassau streets, facing both Wall and Pine. It is built of white marble, being 187 feet long and SD wide! the great business hall occupies the centre of the building, and is 170 feet long anil 77 feet wido in the central parti It isbiult professedly in imitation of the Panlhcuon at Athens, lmt ii0 all other structures of which this paragon of architectural beauty is the mo del, it varies from il in many essential particulars. Tho Panthenon was placed upon a level with the ground- the Custom House has n steep flisht of steps leadingto the chief entrance. This, by the wny, is n deformity very common in our American architec tures the U. S. Rank at Philadelphia, which isaccoun tcdone of the most elegant structures on the conti nent, has an nppendageof the snino kind. The Pan thenon had two rows of columns around the entire building on all sides: the Custom House hns one row of eight Doric columns at each front, nnd on each side fifteen pilasters or nntae, attached to the wall. Ex-president Van Ruren nrrived nt this city on bis way to Kindcrhook, last Tuesday. For several days previous wo bad enjoyed the most delightful spiing weather that could be imagined, the city did little but promenade Rroadway nil day long, so inviting wns the bright warm sunshine nnd the springlike air: but ' Tuesday opened with a cold, raw atmosphere, and just as the faithful were gathering themselves together , nt the Park, symptoms of rain began to manifest themselves: then gradually grew more nnd more de cided, until about half pat three, when tho distin guished individual landed nt the battery amid the cheers of some thousand of his political friends and in the midst of as severe, drenching, pitiless a storm as 1 have ever seriij without the slightest compassion, they marched him back end forth through the princi pal streets and forced him to read a speccli some five minutes in length, in which he facetiously remarked, vvith the most stoical gravity, and without tho lensl appearance of jocularity, that "Ihe rirtuous and in dustrivus ycomanryhad ahcays inti epidly sustained him in the hour of difficulty". For several days be fore Mr. Van Iturens' arrival, his organs in this t it j- labore'd assiduously to confine the reception to I. is po- j litienl friends; and naif would, undei the e-irciiinstnn-1 ccs, have been highly indecorous for his opponents to i have intruded their presence, very few of them were in attendance. Had it not been the wish of the party that it should bo thus, tho crowd wolJhave been much greater and morn respectable : for ourcitv eon tiius many thousands, who have been stnvmg with nvghtand main, to bling about this vcrv results namely the retirement of Mr. Van lluren fr on ihe presidency j they would therefore have j mih d in giv ing him a heartfelt welcome, to the shades of private life', had his friends chosen lhat he should accept their congratulations. As it was, however, the crowd wns made upin good degree of the adherents of that "lutlo knot of sincere democratic politicians" lo whose principles the Democratic Review assures ns Mr. Van lluren has never proved unfaithful. On Thursday at the Governor's Room in the city Hall, Mr. Van lluren received such of his friends ns were disposed to call upon him. A large number paid their respects to hun nnd were received with scrupu lous politcnes. Mr.Forsythnccompanies Ihe r.xfres ident. It is understood that Mr, Van lluren. wall re main in the city for sonic few days nnd then Proceed to kindcrhook, where he takes up bis residence for ihe future. The ililliciilly between the Governor of ir- ginia and this States, lias lately assumed a rery singular aspect. A brief recapitulation may not ho w ithout interest, Vou will recollect that a law was enacted br the Lcgir-Iaturu instituting i search of all vessels leaving that state Air . York, and other vexatious, and, as uasitrenu- ously maintained ly many members of that hotly, unconstitutional proceedings.. I! appears that on the Kith inst a demand uas made by Governor Seward upon tlio Executive of Virginia for the surrender of one Robert F. Curry, charged with forgery, and a that time a fugitive in Virginia. This requisition, although acknowledged to ho in tluo form, on sufficient ground, fully binding upon the Virginia Gover nor, was at once rejected by Governor Gilmer; in tho communication ho made to tho Lcgisla. ture, ho stated that lie had deemed it his duty to suspend a compliance with the demand of the Governor nf Ncvv.l ork until he should rccnii. sider his refusal lo comply with a previous eiini- lar demand on behall of irginia. This was certainly acting with admirable consistency and regard for the constitution. The Legislature perceived the objectionable character of the re l'usal.and passed resolutions bovcrely censuring tho ctmrse w hich the (iovernor hail pursued. Much to the surprise of every one, on Saturday the 20th, Gilmer Eciit in his resignation. .Mon day had already been fixed upon for tho aeljoiirn niontof the Legislature, and about fifty niein hers, thinking that nothing more of importance would bo done, had gone to their homes : of these a largo sliaro were vvhigs. The other party immediately despatched messengers and recalled ho many of their own members as tu eivethcin a decided majority in tho Assembly, ali forthwith moxal to prccecd to the election of a (loiernor. The Whigs determined to balllo this trick e 'a desperate faction, and by prolong sing the el.sctission till to late an hour as to make it evident that the time fur adjournment would arrive without coming to any decision, procured the passage of a motion to lay the whole subject on the table. Virginia is thus left temporarily without a Governor. The Hxccutivu duties de- veilvo ii")H Col. John Rutherford, tho senior member of the Kxecutivc Council. A prospectus has been issued by John II Pleasants, Editor of the Richmond Whig, pro. I posing to itslto a daily paper at Washington ( py, to bo calleil the uuserver. Its purposo will l.eto'vriticiso freely and unreservedly tho acts of the government, without fear, favor, or affectum.'' Tlio direct motive m estah slung such a paper there, seems to ho a zeal for etato rights, for lie remarks "whether a print is or is not required at tho Federal Metropolis, whoso leanings shall ,0 to tho States, and not to the central authority, I leavo it to the country to say," For several days past groat excitement has prevailed in the city, with regard to the pro ceedings and dovclopoincnts at the Police office. I shall mention only one of tho cases brought forward. Fur many months past an infamous woman, under the assumed namo of .Madam Itestoll, has infested the city, practising as a female physician, and acting as the pander of vico and crime in various ways. She has been at last arrested, and is now in the city prison, awaiting her trial, on a charge of having caused tlio death of a woman in tlio city in an endeavor to procure an abortion. It is fervently to ho hoped that some measures will bo taken to rid the city of some half dozen of theso pestilent hags, who, under tho guiso of female physicians practice the most horrible enormities, anil giv e an impulse to hellish crime which no legal pow er can withstand. An interesting trial was ended on Tuesday last in our Circuit Court. The plaintiff was a Police Marshal, named Ilencdict, and the charge was of a libel, against a man named Nash, pub lisher of the 'Anti-Slavery Almanac.' The li bel consisted in a statement mado by the latter, that in Nov. 15:i'J, Ilencdict, aided in stealing a colored man away from this State, and sold him into slavery at the South. The Plaintiff rccov orcil damages to the amount of 81,500. Gov. Morchead, of North Carolina, has issued a Proclamation dircclii.g that a special Election shall bo held throughout that State, on Thursday the 13th day of May, for Members of tho next Congress. This is in consequence of the hold ing of an Extra Session. It is much to bo fear cd that the whigs throughout the country will fall into the cnorof supposing that the whole work has been accomplished by the election nf their president, and thus suffer the Congression al elections to go by default. Tho temperance movement, which has pre vailed so extensively for some time past at tho south, has finally reached this city. A deputa tion of five reformed drunkards from Ualtimore has been sent here, and they are engaged in holding meetings in various parts of the city, in relating their experience, and soliciting the names of subscribers to the temperance pledge. Their efforts meet with very good success, seve ral hundred names having already been obtained. In llrcoklyn, I understand, above three thousand have pledged themselves to total abstinence. While I am writing tins an immense meeting is assembled in tiie Park to listen to tho addresses of these 'reformed drunkards.' A meeting of delegates of the opposiiiun party in this city assembled on Thursday cvoniii", and Robert II. Morris was nominated for the office of Miyor. Tlio election comes on the second Wednesday of April. If tho Whigs ex ert tlieni-olves at all, they may carry the city: but they do not seem to be very actively engaged as yet. in preparing for the struggle. Tie steam ship I!riti.-h Queen was advertised to tave London on the 10th inst. It is time therefore that she had arrived, and sho is hourly expected. Your?, vekmunt. LRTTRRS FROM THT. MRTROPOLIS. No. V. New Your, March .0, 1311. In some of my former letters I have spoken of t'le influences at work, and the opinions prev olcit with regard to the organization of society an 1 in my last gave a biief outline of one of the lectures delivered iu the city by the great re farmer of the day, and as he esteems himself, of the age, O. A. llrown-on. Hy the way, how exceedingly prone every now theorist is, to cs teem his own particular theory the oim that is to rule the world : and to look upon all others as juitc worthless and undeserving the least atten tion, i ins-, t suppose, is the natural conse quence of long continued thought upon any sub ject, by superficial minds, thoroughly possessed witl the highest opinion of their own impor tance, and driven un in their own path, by the tinted stimulants, of excessive vanity and ex- cred enthusiasm. There is indeed something elite inexplicable in tho power of e-nZiioiusm, loth iu its operation upon individuals- and masses To look upon the conduct of men, under its in fluence, one might well suppose that they were merely the creatures of some powerful impulse, i.i ... ;r .. .. . .... ... iiuaoie-, even n ucsirous, io wittistanu its ener gy. Look for instance, at tho election of last fall: the causes which produced that tremen eluous upturning of the mighty deep of popular feeling, which gave hirlh to that whirlwind of passion and fierce political excileiiient, could not he merely superficial and temporary. Tho cn thusiasmof the multitude was awakened, and its power was irresistible. Can any thoughtful man consider its i.ction, without a-king himself the question, with no small degree of anxious 1 doubt, whether it can only lie arouse! in n good came ! As an instance of the disposition of sell stvl.-d 'rcfonr.crs' to set a fair value upon their own peculiar efforts, than others are disposed to grant, I would mention Mr. Uicrsbanc, the ringleader, in this country at least, of the newly broached theory of Association. He spent, in the early part of Ins lite, several years in Ger many and France', and was llattercel by the friendship of such men as Chevalier I'uricr, 'M.id.iuio George Sand,' and Derrick lline. He has become so thoroughly iinbueb vvith their infidel doctrines that he thinks nothuig else worthy the slightest notice. It is really anuis. iug to hear him talk of the laboraof men whom tho world has heretofore thought of same little importance. IIo says he esteems Plato, Locke, Itacon,lIcge!, Kant and all men of stamp (ho makes no discrimination,) to be tho merest drivellers, never 'accomplishing anything' but speculating upon what has not the least impor tance. The first 'new idea,' ho says, that ho over acquired was piiggotcel by tho words 'Attractive Industry,' and apparently, it was also the last, for ho can write talk or think of nothing else. To such an extent docs he carry bis insane doctrines, that he says he has no doubt it was the intention of our Saviour and his disciples to establish society on tho basis of As sociation, but that they vv ere forbid by the preju dices of the age ami btupulity of thoso to whom they preached. Now, however, the people aro moru enlightened and the timo has come when great lwnement U to overturn all existing theories and social forms-. Alter this samplo of his ravings, nothing, however wild anil tcnsolcts from that quarter will excite surprise. Hut I am wandering from tho purpose with which 1 commenced this letter, mainly, to fulfil a promise linaelo in my last, to give you the out lines of an excellent article in thu last number of Frazer's Magazine upon the subject of Social Organization. It is profoundly philosophical and written with great ability. From its char. actcr, and ths hasto in which I necessarily w rite, j I fear 1 shall convoy to these who mav vouiisafo mo a reading, but a faint and uninterestln notice of its argument. To some of th0ln howi over, a Blight notice, although inadequate, may not be unacceptable. It is, iu form, a Unviovv of a work on the 'Grand I'hilnsophy of Society,' by Franz Xavicr llaader, a German professor at Munich, who has travelled iu England and distinguished himself through out Europe I y several wcrks upon Philosophl. cal subjects, many of which have been published under the title of 'Contributions to Dynamic, an ojijused to Mtchiuiciil Philosophy? lie is high, ly praised by the reviewer for the rcmarkablo strength and consistency of thought wherewith he has developed the laws and actions of orgaft. structure, and for the penetrating and gen eralizing observation on which his style of ar gument is founded. The writer of the review begins hy deploring tho extent to which men and states are govern ed, now-a-days, by 'physical morality instead of spiritual faith.' 'These ideas,' ho says, 'which, though not talked about, wore known and felt in other days, as tho very powers of spiritual life, aro now but little felt, and only spoken of as tho contraries to real things. The many seek no center but self, endlessly divided against itself; and each new apostle of revolution commences Ins mission on the modest supposition of his own absolute autonomy. The falsity and dangerous tendency of this belief are well set forth, and a great, though little undsrslood and lightly es teemed truth is expressed in the following scn tence : "let the iJea of what we want penetrate our rulers and our people, and it will be a self- fulfilling prophecy of what we shallhaic." To master the idea of organic unity and ac tivity, he contends, is tho only way to the secret of social strength and stability: and in order to dojthis, the principles of the Bible must not only be assented to and believed, but must be lived and acted they must come forth in sclf-dcvel- opctnent, as the results of their own proper sci ence.' Tho sum ol hts opinions with referenco to society and gov ernuient, is well expressed in the following sentence, "il is not bv wcaltli.tho' it accumulate into mountain--, nor by armies, nor by adamantine fortresses, nor by surrounditrg ocean' that a state consists ; but by tiio unitivo strength of religious thought : and, say the advo cate of vague sentiment what they will, it is only by communion of thought that fellowship of feeling, which is the life-blood of a constitution, is produced. We need a hierarchy of thought- ful and religious minds, reverenced by all, lo calise they reicre and explore that truth, which is mall and abate all." The writer contends strenuously against tho substitution, for this indwelling law, of any bond from without, no matter whether it assume tho form of monarchy or democracy. Those who overlook the nuitive rol'gioiis principle, in a ttato are mure political mechanics, giving at best only an aggre-gat.on of compulsive forces, without concentration or living energy. The prhuto interest of each individual for his guide, too, with the attending conviction that there can be no abuAute dtity of one toward another, society is to bo made merely the buttle field of contending interests and it is only by the thraldom of a portion of the society that it can exist.' Rut I find it impossible, within any reason able limits to give any thing like an adequate sketch of this masterly article. Someting of lU spirit and tendency may be gathered from what I have already said. It contains sotno shaip hits at the 'reformers,' of the present day, 'who never sec beyond tho rudest notions of mechan ical, workshop constitotional manufacture.' 'It is a perilous feolory,' he ays, 'of the present day, that leads our political quacks to imagine that they ran contract or destroy societies at pleasure by insane theories. That man-calf Owen, Jeremiah Iloiitham's jargon, and Emer son, who caricatures German metaphysics for tho looser sort of American Unitarians-,' are all treat ed with more severity than politeness. It is on the whole one of the ablest, most philosophical articles that I have seen for a long time, in the pages of a magazine ; and no lesson could bo more needed at the present time, when Wens h:.ve apparently lost their power and tho laws of mechanic, govern our states and consti tutions carpenters, than the one whicch it teach es. And yet it has not been read, I am quito sure, by half a dozen of the prominent politicians or society-builders iu this- city. I have, myself, spoken of and shown it to several: but they can see nothing good iu it l ecausr, as they aro pleased to observe, they think it not practical enough. They say this, however, and close the book, as finishing the first page. When will it be felt that the Uw of graiity, is as practical a thing as the How of tho ae to which it gives all its force J The Proclamation of President Harrison has been if sued, calling upon Congress to assemble) on the V! 1st day of -May next and Ihus is des troyeel erne- of tho many subjects of speculation and vague conjecture', for the news. mongers of the Metropolis. The President and hi Cabinet seem to have arrived at tho conclusion, that a Special Session was nrces.-ary, mil; after a long and laborious examination of all the atlairs of government by the several Heads of Depart, ments. It is said that every member of llio Cabinet, since his appointment has been ardu ously engaged, from an early hour in the day, in many cases until midnight, in examining tho state of accounts, and the general condition of tlio business entrusted to his supervision. Tho contrast thus afforded to the lazj , shuttling tnodo of transacting business, practised by their mi mediate predecessors, strikes all beholders with surprise, and especially the clcrl.s. The Eve ning Post lese no tune in condemning tins first measure of Gen. Harrison's administration ; a leading article in that journal yesterday contained some most stupid comments upon it, ascribm it wholly to the influence of Mr. Clay against tho advice of Mr. Webster, and deriving great con solation from tho assumed from fact that these two gentlemen are at logger-hcads, and that the policy of tho former has proved trium pliant. It is not easy to see why this circum stance should be a matter of reioicm to th Post even granting its truth ; for I can hardly believe after the 'touch of his quality' which that party have already had, that the opsition havo any moro power to expect from Mr. Clay than from Mr. Webster. So erratic, however, is tho causo of these unprincipled j.tcobinical journals uow-a-days-, that it is quite as difficult, often tunes, to discern any reason for their mirth or growlings. Fortunately it is emite indifferent lo tho people with which performance they aniu'o themselves, or whether they have any cau-e for cither. The personal difficulties between senators Clay and King aio happily settled. This form, uate, and in every way creditable result is to bo ascribed in good part totho mediation of Hon. Wm. C. Preston. It is worthy of note that all engaged in this affair which has resulted m ro peaceful a manner, notwithstanding its threat, cuing commencement, are Southernors, Tho h-?s ef tins cty havg noni tiatod J