Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, December 10, 1841, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated December 10, 1841 Page 2
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ssrf Washinciton, Nov. 30, 1811. To Editors of Kcio York Eiprcss: llio samo paper my old friend Mr. Dwight printed a spell ago. Mr. Editors, Wo have bon,n11 hands on us, as busy ns beavers lor llio last ten days getting the Message ready for congress, and if 1 don't miss my guess you will say, when you como to road it, that it is about as com plelo a national paper as over left the White House ; and if any man can find a hook about it to pull any part on't down, you may depend ho is no sound American but one who would rather see tho country ruinated than not, just for tho sako of grumbling and complaining of Capting Tyler. The Cap- ting goes on the principle that tiiero may be something good even in a Sub Treasury or in a Bank and so lie takes the notion of only chopping off and gutting out the worst parts of buth systems, and hammering the good ofboth into one lump. It is a pretty hard matter to please every body, but this is a wido and long country, and folks living in onn corner on't must tc- mcniber that there are a great many corners to look to and tako care on. I suppose you would Hko to know cc telly what thu Mes- sngo.says and I mean to let you know word lor word as soon as Congress lets Capting i yinr Know thoy are ready to hear what he has got lo say. Wo don't do thincs here exaclly as they used to do llicm a few years ago in theso matters. When .anything is told, it is told to all creation at once. All 1 can say is, whatever it does say is. intended to do the most good to tho greatest number ; and tho Secretaries Reports about tho Army matters and the Navy matters and the Treasury Keport and the Postmaster Gen eral's Report are about as complete things as you have hoard tell on for a good many years. And when the people in Congress and other folks outside talk about things and you hear any one grumble and growl, you may be sure it is because ho don't think he has got, or is likely to get in his basket a Icclle more than his share. Some folks always have that notion. Especially party folks, who think that having made most noise, they have earned most and ought to have it and theso are tho kind of folks that Capting Iyler thinks ought to have if possible, a Irctle less than their quiet neigh hors.andsaitinly not more. About tho money and currency matters of the Message I suppose a good many folks will disagreu and honestly disagreo too ; but it is one thing to I uild a new house on a new quarter section, where things areas they were left after tho world was made ; and it is an other thing to build a new house in the mid dle of old ruins and close neighbors. In one case you can dig as deep as you please, and spread out as icide as you please, and pile up your materials where you please, where all is your own for acres around, and no one can prevent it ; but in tho other case you have got to see that you don't dig under your neighbour's foundation, and not pilo your lumber before his door, or annoy him more than the law allows and you must fix your dumbly so ttiat you don't smoke him out. This makes all the difference in the woild, and folks (reasonable folks)should keep their eye on this. And lastly, you will find after rea dily what is going to Congress that matters and tiling in genera! arc not so far down hill, as some croakers have tried to make them, and that like a foggy and rainy day, folks should remember that the sun is shining above that fug, aud will- shortly show his face thro' it, and that tho' we havojill been compelled to uso umbrellas and over coats and over shoes, wo shall soon bo able to hang them up and walk out without them. Your friend and fellow citizen. .1. DOWNING, etc. itc. K O It E I G N M I SCE L L A N V. Translated fur thi .V. 1'. Cnmmercial Adcertiter from the Courier dcs'Htjts fin's. There can ho nn question llul llio (invernmcnt of France has laken up in earnest the project of estab lishing a lino of sieim-ships between the principal maritime cities of that Kingdom and of the U. .State". M. IVAuhigny, Captain in tho French navy, recently nrrived at New York, has been sent hilh r by the .Minister of France, for the special purpose of investi gating the actual condition of steam navigation in the United States, and of studyingtho improvements that have boon made. The visit of tho Prince de Juinville itelf Ins not been without rrference to this object, as wc ju Igefroma paragraph in tho Journal des De bates, M. D'Aubigny is of (pinion that the close of 1312 may he assigned ns the timo at which a first lino of four steam packets, between Havre and .Vo.v York, may be put in operation. The vessels, whirh arc al ready in a forward cite of progress, arc to be of the war ni del, but so constructed as 10 servo admirably, in tinioof peace, for the transport of goods and the conveyance of passengers. Tlicy will be command ed by officers of the navyi their rapacity is to bo about 1200 Ions, and iheir pjvver COO horses. 51. D'Aubigny. wills, tout in a few days for the South, whoso principal rivers nnd teoporis ho will examine. He has gven mini tc.ittcnt'on lo die steam frigatts Missouri and .Mississippi, at the navy yard cn Long Island. Tho maraiime powers of Kurope, and esjiecially the two rivil nations, are anxious to have their mercan tile marine more directly subservient to iheir national defence,) and tho uso of steam, it is nowevident, mu t be calculated on, for some time to cume at least, as the means, offensive and defensive, of natal warfare! therefore a line of national steam packets becomes necessary as a school for national defence. ltussia will he steaming tho ocean before Ion" her u are now navijated with steamboats. The' Miracle or tiik Skcil. Two men di'in" a grave in n church-yard at .Maran upon ihe'meT Seine, fourtd a skull, which they threw upon tho -rasa by them with the common unconcern of grave diggers I but soon perceiving it to stir, they ran lo the curat J of the parish, and told him what they had seen The superstitious curate immediately supposed it was the skull of somo saint ihat happened lo he buried in tint place, nnd therefore posted thither, whereto his treat surprise and joy, he found the skull still imovin" ppon which he cried out, "a miracle I a miracle!'1 aid resolved to have the prceiom relict deposited in his i-bur It Willi all proper ceremonies s for width pur .os, he sent in nil Inste for a consecrated dish a nnsj, and holy water, Iih surplice, stain ami Cup ordered all ihe bells to I o rung, and sent to give notice of the joyful news to the parishioners, who thronged in crowds to the pl iee. Then he had the skull placed in tho consecrated dish, and Icing covered with a napkin, it was carried jo tho church in procession i during which irrcai debates arosonmong tho mrish. loners, every one insisting that of iheir family had been huri.d in that place, m order thai ihey michi assume themselves tho hi nor of having a saint in thi r families. Upon their arrival nt the church the sk ill was placed on i tho high altar, and a Tc J)rllm ' begun but when they came to f ho verse jv , othem ttrrarum." u molu imbiclidv iliRnkull. discovered Ihe seen! rnnsn r,r .i. 1 upon which a step was put lo llio mrrnony, nnd the congregation bcinet.'icatly disappointed, dispersed. l.rT SracaoiE tor Poiisii I.iscKTr. The fifty Krsl straggle was tin seie of Warsaw Tht Itutsinri army composed of 100.000 men. attempted two dny to take possession of Wtirsaw, defended only by23,000 Polos. Appalling and melancholy was tho picture, when llio suburbs nf Warsaw wcro consumed in flamcsby the llussian Artillery. Tho opened batte ries of BOO pieces of cannon which played hko nn In fernal orchestra round the loitering houses. That tremendous Immhririlmnni ln.t..i t....t ilnvst it seemed line n canopy ol destructive lire, which surroundul and coverid the devoted capital. The ititrenchment of .iituiiiiii-iuion was lined up wiut ucnti uooiesoi nus- Ainnir wli.. in.... -i-. I ........ n. nrm f .I.lii pnnn. - I IIIMUIIIUU IIJ1HII .JjVW 11. Illlll OIUIII Iryiuen to gum tho wnlls. Tho Poles counted D000 Killed and wounded. Neil day. however. Warsaw was taken. Tim was tho cud of that ardent struggle of tho Polish Revolution, which lasted eight months. Limine um tune, mo roles roitglu nny-nvo earnest J20.000 Russians, with SOU nrtdlcrv. had been sent against only 70,000 Pole and 120 cannon I 200,000 of i no Russians tell victims in Polish Ternlory. Count kpymcnski't Poland. l.,l... :,,!, cr of water Iro'm tho sci. lest it should ba evaporated. luruicsauooi gaming an ounco i r salt and avoiding the payment of duty. Tho Sentinel ties Pyrenees slates that a servant who was lakhi" n nail of water from the sea, at Hriarrit-, a short timo since, for n uatli for n ihild who was ill, was perceived by a custom-house otlicer, who Instantly compelled her to inniw n uaciiann return witn mo empty pan. Ill Franco the manufacture of salt is mo nopolizcd, and farmed out by the Govern ment, and in that way the consumer is made to pay a heavy tax. Tho tax on salt is justly odious, because it taxes the poor almost equally with tho rich. It is not like our salt tax, a duty on imported salt, to encourage the production of it at homo; but selling to certain contractors the pnvilego of purchas ing, making and vending it, thus laying an excise lax on the domestic product. This sort of taxation is unknown in tho United States, but is very ancient in Franco, Spain, and some other European countries. Distbesi. is London. Great distress at this mo ment prevails among tho working class of the metro polis. The number of ltncmnloiiil tnilnrs nnrl lini.. makers in daily increasing, and as fur eonipo-itors their slate is truly frightful j the unemployed hand' in that branch exceed 1300. The. So. tnfinfil weavers. who deem mid appeal to benevolence useless, are nix ing themselves up tu despair, and arc in man v ins'anccs calmly awaiting death to release litem from their suf ferings. What renders the distress of tho working classes more terrible, is thoreduccil slate of the finan ces of thosu societies and benevolent inti ution whence they used to obtain weekly relief. 'I he over seers of St. .Mary's, St. Luke's and llcthnal-green declare tint the seene of misery, wo nnd want that Ihey wituewnre frightful in tho extreme, nnd quite unprecedi tiled. They arc totally ignorant how they shall proviile for the poor during the winter season. Clcrpjincn of all denominations will bo shortly called 'ipon lo unite in their exertions lo secure raiment and food fir tho starving inhabitants of those densely in habited districts. One of tho causes assigned for the de pression of business among the mechanics of England, is the diminished exports to the United States, consequent upon our em barrassments, failures, and inability to pur chase or to pay. Such distress cannot exist in this country, because heio we have abun dance of land, which can be had at a cheap rate, upon which any man in health can get a living when other busin ess fads. Hut it is not so in Europe ; all the land is beyond the reach of the poor; it is all occupied by men who pay a very high rent for it. A Ca.nuiii Doctou In the course of an in quest held, Mr. W'akoly, M. I, stated that a short time since he held" an inquest on the body of a person who hail been slightly bitten by a dog. The deceased hail shown symptoms not unlike those of hydrophobia, and was attended ecduously by a surgeon up to the time of his death. Air. Wakcly, examining the surgeon, asked him the cause of the death of his patient, and the surgeon, with great nnirelr anil frank, ncss, answered, "I cannot positively tell. I do not know whether ho died from the efTertsof the bite or from those of the medicines I administer ed to him." r.xTn MRPiNAnv Youth. Among the ram; boys emp'oyed for the different purposes, of calculation on tlieOrdnaivfl Survey of Inland, there is at present one, named Ahxnndcr Ciwin, only eight years old, u native of IJcrrv, whose a1 ilitics.'at his early age, arc truly surprising. He has cnt by rote fraction.)! logarithms, from 1 lo 1000, which he will repeat in regular rotation, or otherwise, ns the interrogator may please to put the questions. It is certainly ns. lonislnng to think so tender a mind can retain, with such tenacity nnd cornv tness, seven figures nf'nn ii'isiver, (aeeordimj to tlmr dill'ercnt variations) for lOOOnumUrs. Ilis tapidity nnd correctness in the various calculations of trigonomc Irical distances, tiiangles, &r. nrc nmazingly beyond any tiling we have ever witnes-ed. Hmini, in less than one mi nine, make a return, in aires, roods, perches, &c, of any quantity of land, by giving him the surveyor's eh.iined distance-, while the greatest nrilhmeiician, with nil his knowledge, will take nearly nn hour to do Ihe same, and nui l,o citnio of truth in the end. I.or.D Mvt.un's Tr.infTF. to Washington. In Byron's celebrated Ode to Napoleon, as pub lished, two nr three stanzas nf the original, it is well known, were omitted by (iitrord, or his bookseller, Murray ; the manuscript having been entrusted to them jointly. One of these stan zas was the following noble recognition of Washington, and it is easy to perceive that fear of od'enditig English royalty, prompted its btip. prcbsnm : Where may tho wearied eye repose When gnz ngon the great s Whrr. nclliT guilly glory glows, JVor dispicahle stale 1 Yes one tho first the list tho best The Cintininlus of the West, Whom envy dirid not bate, Ilequeaih'd the name of Washington To make the man blush there was hut one ! Hyrou's partiality towards our countrymen is well known, but perhaps never more strong ly expressed than in the annexed extract from a letter to Moore : "I would rather have a nod from an Ameri. can, thanasuutl-bo.Y. from an Kmpernr." Healthy Jlcsideitce. There is no cir cumstances connected with health concern ing which the pnblic are, in my opinion, so ill informed as the requisites of n healthy re sidence, both as regards local position and internal construction. In this island wo have chiefly to guard against humidity, on which account our houses should not bo built in low, confined situations, nor too near wa ter, especially when stagnated and still less, near marshes. Neither should a house be too closely surrounded by trees or shrubs. Trees at somo distancu from a house are both an ornament and an advantage, but be comu injurious when so near as to overthrow it, or prevent tho air from circulating freely around it and through its various apartments. The atmosphere of a building ovcrhtin-' hv trees, or surrounded by a thick shrubbery, is kept in a constant humidity, oxcont in tho driest weather j and the health of tho inmates raily lads to sufler in conseiiiioiice. Sir James Clarke on Consumption. A.v hiroKi-ANT l)la-nv,.i-m.r aM It was recently trio 1 In .; , Z " 7 . for killiii r,.r bin;.,.. . mi m insi.iugiuur an iinkiiowii nirn i... i.i... , - it, in Augual .lst. Tho i , ct, e , raw , in accordance with the testily J S "Z the blow, causing t,u ,eal, of tl.o ii.dKJulukl was given on . ie fru,u part of tho hea.I The surgeons who held a post mortein exa. ina i on on he body, decided that death was caused by a blow on tho baeh part of the head. No doubt existed as to the cause of the joatl( Lu, as tho indictment rharged tho blow as having, tho judge charccd that the pnsoner must be acquit, .'Uich fie according. DOMESTIC MATTERS. OcnC'oMMr.ncc with Canada. The Kdilor of the Cinncinati Chronicle compiles from Treasury reports .-.uiiiu vciy viuiwiuiu sinnsuci rcgaroiiig ino comment of the United Stales with Canada. Front theso it appears that onn foiir.h of tho wiinlo tonago entering me ports oiinc United Hintcs is from Canada ino whole is given at 2.239.309. nnd that from Rnulaud is only 439. 77 J,tho immense value of tho fino goods imported from Kngland being assigned by the Chron icle ns tnc plain reason lor tno disparity between ino vaiua nn coous lmnortcd nmi me lonnnrre em ployed. Thu vnlua of our imports from Canada is 32,007,767, while, our exports to the samo country amount to iu, uim, iM. It should bu borne in mind that n great sharo of the goods exported from this country loCnnada aro taken thither merely to avoid the payment of high Knghsli duties. Provincial grain, Uc, being admitted into British ports frco of duty, by' paying the low duties demanded at thoCanadinn ports, and reaching Kng landbythoSt. Lawrcncoa heavy duty ia escaped. In the present state of our canal not half tho surplus grain of the Woal can find its way lo tho seaboard by ibis communication s nnd until its enlargement is completed wo may look forncontinucuUind ftipid in crease in din nmo mt of produco taken to England by way of tho St. Lawrence. CFrom tho New World.l MIL COOPUlt AND HIS UlIKI, SUITS. Wo approach this subject with a serious re luctancc. No sinirle reader of this journal can bo more weary than we are with "the mild and Handsome Mr. Ullingham. let justice to our contemporaries demands somo notice of the is sue of the two libel suits which have just been tried in Montgomery county in this state. In tho case of Jnnics Fonniinoro Cooper, vs. I hurlow Weed, the defendant did not appear, and judgment went by default. The jury gave a verdict against Mr. Weed of 100. The reason of the defendant's non-aniKaranrc nt the trial was the serious imlisjmsilion of his wife and the dangecous illness nl hts daughter. This fact was stated to the Court by the defendants coun sel ! but, ns the day of trial had been agreed upon, the Court could not interfere. The coun sel then appealed to Mr. Cooper's humanity, hut he might ns well have appealed to the red dest of the Great Novelist's Indians, when the war-paint was on him, and the scalps of the palefaces huntr rcekinar at his belt- How ele vated must have been the justice of that case which could not bear to ho deferred for a rea. son that would excuse a soldier for deserting ! What cared the author of "Home as Found" that his enemy stood watching over the bed ofliis suflcringcliilJ-.that his heart was nained to bursting and his brow wot with tho dew of anguish i Could the life of a child bo weighed against a libel upon the .Most illustrious Nov ehst of America No ! it was the father's duty 10 oeseri me suueror to leave Ins lionio and the griefs which made it more precious than ever, and wait upon a Court and jury ! abide the stare and the noise, the co d delay, tho not. ulant striving of a continued and disappointed litigant, and all th it is in a sensitive mind in its happiest frame ! From Ihe Huston Vran'crint. O. k. not O. K. A singular mistake occurred in this city on Thursday last, which goes to prove that wo should not always trust lo outward appearances. The ship Saracen, Capt. Oliver Keating, sailed from ibis port that day for .Manilla and Canton. When the snip was rcauy 10 si.att, tno Uaptnin sent a cartnnn to tho Pearl Street House, where ho had been board ing, for his baggage. accordingly went to Capt. K's room and look bis things, which were all packed up, and in coming out of tho room he saw in the nntre. nenr the door, two boxes matkel O. K., tho initials of the Ciptnin's name, (Oliver Keating,) nnd supposingthey neiougcd to mm, anu nni u wa- Oil Knrrect, ho took the boxes, carried them down and put them on bond thu ship with the Captain's baggage, and the vessel immuhatelv afterwards went'm sea. An tmur two after she had sailed, it was discovered ihat tho boxes did not belong to the Captain, but to anolhet L'enlleman vvho was stontiiii.r nt tin. Pni.i v,.,.. House, and that they contained a complete set of ..iui mi'uijii;.i(iij.hiis wiiicii tno owner was auotii to put in operation in this city. It was, however, too lata to correct the inistu'.e, and the boxes, Daguer reotype apparatus and all, aro now on their way to Mnninn Awrur, Accident at Niagara Fall Three Men Over ! It is stated in the Btiflalo Commercial Advertifcr that a boat with three men went over the Falls of Niagara on the night nf Monday, Nov. 22. They had started from Schlosscr at 9 o'clock, intending to cross over to Hudson's tavern, two miles above Chippewa. Shortly after they loft the shore, cries from me river were Heard at t icld's tavern, near by, uui uxenen no aiioiuion, as similar noises aro very common in that quarter from boatman pas sing to and fro. No suspicion of the accident was had until Thursday, when inquiry began arise, and on Friday awful evidence of tho f; u to fate of the boat and her devoted crow was presented in the fragments found in the eddy below the 1 nil?. It is supposed that tho boat was struck by ; squall, and being heavily loaded with six bar ,.r ...l.:. l. i. .i. ... .. it-ir. in nuuMir, Mini. wie wreiciicu men on iiuaru iieing swept uy me resistless current uown me American rapids and over the fright mi precipice noiow : ne names of the two were Jeluol I). Kinney and John York, and the other was a stranger, who had merely taken liassair.. r..w r- 1 !. .... , J .... ..i,,,,,,. f IID ,ivo lormor -vcrc from iViva Scotia Kinney had kept a tavern eight miles below the Falls for two years past, and left a wife and thruu children. inrt ofono of the mingled bodies is said to have been lound. From the Nachitochcs Herald. TK.AS-.MUKDBIl..I,YNCn LAW LAST OF TIIK YOAKUM GANG. We have been put in possession of the facts in reunion to mis auair, which is one anion the last lexas tragedies. I he citizens ofjof lurson County, it appears, hive long suffered irom their numbers and total recklessness of character, it seemed impossible to arrest their injuries ny ttie Hand ot civil power. Cattle had been stolon, robberies committed, and citizen insulted and murdered ; but btill, whenever any were arrcston nn mo cinrgc, the gang came forward with perjured oaths, and they were ac iuitted. "Yoakum" was hardened into the most inveterate degree of crime, and seemed but to reap enjoyment in pursuing the most fiendish acts of robberry and murder. It is a most singular instance of the elects of habit He was a rich and allliiont planter, and lived in a 8timpt':ous and most magnificent manner kept a splendid erprppagc owned over a bund red negroes, and large tracts of laud had con- stantly about a hundred breeding mares made a yearly sale of about fifteen hundred cattle, and had a largo revenue coming in from other sources. There is no doubt but that he was the richest man in Texas. Yet with all this wealth his disposition to plunder knew no bounds. The cauo of his death arose from an abor tive attempt to murder Mt Carey, of Houston county. Air. C. is a highly respectable and wealthy citizen of Houston, and was at the time staying at tho residence of Yoi'tum. lie was suspected of having a largo stun of money with him, aud Yoakum determined tiiat lie should bo murdered while in bed. Tho plan was prop erly initurcd during tho day, and every thin" placed in readiness for its commission. Notht mg remained but tho darkness of the nh'ht. Thou the pulse had to beat its last throb, and tho cold hand of death steal away tho last ex. piring breath. Fortunately a faithful ne 'ro servant of Sir. Carey heard of tho iiitcu3ed murder, and communicated the design to his iu.v.tor in sufficient timo to leave him a chance of escape. He minagcd to do thin, and when Hiifiicioiitly out of the roach of Yoakum made the facts public, to the citizens The people no sooner heard of it than they were catislied of its truth ; for the guod character of .Mr. C. is proverbial, A meeting was held, which resulted in thu formation of un armed corps exceeding one linn drcd in number vvho rcsulved to drivo the wholo gang out of the country. This they proceeded to do ; but, in thu mean timo Yoakum hoard of his plot having been detected and fearing the indiirnatioii ot tho people, had left his nl amotion and, in company with somo of his gang ami no. groes, started for tho West. When tho corps heard of this, they immediately gavo him pur. suit. It was not lonir before thev found out bid route: and, soon after, both nartios met at a nl ,en called llig Cypress near Houston. Here a nor. tlOtl of his LMtlL' resided. Tho rnnu ulinf urn and one or two of the most desperate rufti. nnti of hif fang. They then had his negroes bound to trees, and compelled thciu to unfoU 1 the secret acts of their late master. -no oi them detailed a most horrid catalogno of crimo. Ho statod several murders known to him, that his master had cominmittcd. Somo of these were onr.o citizens of the country,and their sud den disappearance had always been looked upon with a suspicion of foul play. Tho corps subsequently examined his resl- deuce, when these evidences of murder wore fully confirmed. At thn bottom of an old well human skulls wore seen, whoro they had no doubt been thrown as nach fresh murder oc currcd. Atnonir various other thincs, also, there was a watch found, with a stranger's name in it This, a negro declared, ho bad seen on tho per son of a irentleman who once staid there all night. The residence of Yoakum is called tho Pino Island, and is an the road leadin" to lions ton. It is a thorough fare necessarily fruquentcd by travellers ; at his liouso many have boon com- polled to stay by llio advanced state ot llio oay, bad weather, &c, until it almost became a usual stopping place for travellers. From these cir cumstances, be had ample moans lor carrying out most extensively a bloody list of tragedies. There can be no doubt but that his fiendish tern pcramcnl had its full sate in flesh, and has sent to tho fatal "bourne from whence no trav eller returns" tho last sad remains of many a valuable Inc. The rest of tho gang have flod, and now ample security and peace exist thro- otight tho county. Mr. "Jonathan Slick," of Wcathcrs ficld, Connecticut, has got back to New York, and is writing letters for tho papers. In a letter to his "Par," after narrating the modus operandi of securing an engage mcnt with tho Now York Express, he gives un account of his visit to tho green house, for a nosegay for his "gal," preparatory to visiting the theatre. With that I shook hands with the F.ditor.sof the I-.xprcss and made tracks for the sloop about the tick' ledest feller that your ever did sec. The minit I got to the sloop 1 set dow n there, for I did'n't seem to hum enough in tho Astor House to write there. I sot down in Ihe cabin and stretched out my legs on a butter tub, I turned up my coatcufls mm wroiu uu me ic-ucr inoi i seni you loincruay on the top of an onion barrel without stonnlmr once. I was so taruationed anxious tolet vouknow hnwl was getting along. I had to bite off short for n chnp como nuoaru witn lynpiain uooiutic io uargaiu tor the cargo of cider nnd garden sarse. I was nftard that thev would want to overhaul my writing desk and so mane my. sell scarce, and weni up to tne l.xprcss with the letter stuck louso inside tho crown of my hat, editor fashion. I left the hull letter with the clerk, and axed him where on nrth a chap could git a smashing bunch of poises, if be took a notion (o want such a thing. He tolJ me lo go right straight up to Mr. Hogg's, llroad way, clear up to the tolher end, nnd said that I'd better git aboard a box, and it would carry nic right cuociv nzaui ine spoi ior a torepenco napeney. "Wal," scz I, "the expense aim nothing to kill, I guess I'll ride." With that, I got into one of them alfired nvvkcrd things that look like a young school house sot on wheels, and running away wiih tho scollcrs stowed inside ; and, arter shelling out mv forepenec, we sot out up Centre street, through the Howcry, nnd nil along f lioro li'l we stopped short ngin Ihe Union Park, clear up town. After searching around a little, I found Mr. Hogg's garden and went tn. A great, tall, good Matured ennp cum up to me as I was a peak ing nuotu a teller mat made mo loot Humsicu in a minit, ho looked so much like our folks. "How do Vim do 7" scz I. "I'm liel.lcil to sen von they told tno tint you keep posies to sell about these ere premises, but I don't see no signs of 'cm." "Oh," sez he, as good ns pie, "como this way, and I guess wc can find as many as you want. "Wal, that'l bo a good many, for I'm a hard critier on mary-golds and holly-hocks," sez I, "and I want a smashing heap on 'em. With that, Mr. Hogg, instead of takin" me into a garden, jest opened tho door of a great, low house, with nn alfired great winder covering tho hull roof, and sez he "Walk in." I guo-s I di I walk in, for the House was chuck full of tho harnsomest trees and bushes ihat I ever sot eyes on. nil covered with posies, and 'melting so sweet, that n bed of seed onious, jist as it busts out in a snow-storm of whito flowers, nint nolhing com- fared to it. Did'nt I give good long snuffs ns I went n7 This idea to my notion of posies amongst big trees and bushes are like women folks and young ones in the world of human natur. If the yarn't good for something else, they are plnguey hamsiim to look nt, and the world would bo orful dark and scraggy with out 'em. Somo women may be bad enough nnd hate ful ns henbane, but consarn me if I would'nt rather love thorn bushes than none at all. There was one tree that took my eye the minute I went in s it hung chuck full of great big oranges, and tell me I lie right out if there was'ntaswad of white posies a busting out through the great green leaves in hull handbill", all around on the same limbs where tho oranges were n growing. Think sez 1, this raly is a gmiwine scrip ture lesson, spring and fall getting in love wiih each other and hugging together on the samo bush, and, oh gracious I bow thu perfume did pour out from the middle of that tree! I felt it a shoving up my nose and a creeping through my hair till I began to feel a? if I'd been dirked all over in a ketllo lullof bilcd rose leaves. Mr. Horrg he went along nmonz the rrcat high rows of bushes sot in a heap, one on top of I U'lUWSl IIHIIUIdBSlUM, Willi llgOOU SIZdljaCR- knife in his hand, and lbs way he cut and slashed nmong the green leaves nnd rod roses, and piled up a oiinciioi posies auoui uic quicKcst, yet t was nl sa tisfied, he did'nt seem to pick out the ralo critters, but tucked in tho leetle Unified buds, I ut just as If he could'nt guess what I wanted 'em for. "Oh now yon git out," scz I, when be handed a hull svvad of po-ies dune up in a grist of leaves, " vou .i..!.'. in..., r. ,. .it , .iii, u aiu'l a lice bito to what I want. Come now, hunt up a few hollyhocks and marygolds and poppies, and if you've got a good smashing ludaranger, purple on ono side .inn yenuw uu vomer, iuciv u in 1110 liuuuie. Mr. II022 he stood a looking riirlit in mveves with his mouth a leetle open as if ho did'nt know what to maiio oi it. "The season is over for those things," scz he, "and i iiaint gut one in t lie not House." "" scz I. "do tile best vou can. all things con sidcring, only tuck in ihc lig posies, and enough on em, ior 1 m going io give cm to a sneezer oi a narn sum eal sodont he too snarinc." With that Sir. Hogg sarched out some great red nnd y iller posies with some streaming long blue ones sticking ihtoii'Mi them, nnd nrlcr a while he hinded over something worth while a great snushing l unch of posies ns big as a bell squash choaked in at the necK. Artcr I'd examined the eonsarn to bo sartin that all was ship-shape, I made Mr. Hogg n bow, and, sez I, "I'm oblecgtd to you, ifevcr you cum to Weathers field in the summer time, Mnrm will give you just as many, nnd be tickled with the chance, Hlie heats nil natur nt rnismg these sort of things." He looked nt me sort of arncst, but vet he didn't seem jest satisfied and after snapping Ins thumb across thelJlndc of his jack knife a miuil, lie spoke out, but yci seeuieu KiuutT luiu. " We generally sell our bekays," sez he, arter ham ing anil hawing a leetle white. "nail," sez I, "iinvbel shall want one sum of these iljys, nnd then I'll give you a call b it any how I'm obleegeJ lo yo i for the posies all the same. I wanted to oiler him a fourpenco for the trouble of picking em, out lie looked so much likn a gentleman and a Wealhersficld Deacon, I was scared for fear he'd think I wanted to impose on him if I offered mon ey. So I made him another bow, and went off, while no stood a looking arter mens if I'd been stealing i sheep. I havo wished eiuco that I'd oil'ercd him four pence, for he kinder sicmcd to calculate on something like it. I stopped into a store, and bought a yard ol wiuu yniier iiouiiu, anu nrter lying h rounu my uuncn of posies in adoubio bow knot, with great longeends a streaming down, I look the critter in my hand, and cut dirt for tho theatre, for it was getting nigh on to uark. A Cumous Pi'.titio.v. A most whimsi cal petition was presented in the Senate of the fttato L,ogisluturo, on the afternoon ol the 2-lth tilt, hy Mr. Broadbury. It nurnorts to bo the voico and prayer of sundry citizens of tno goodly county ol Henderson, in Ihe estorn District, and its reriuisiiions aro thus tot forth by thoroportcr of tho Nashville wing ; "Tim petition, from ono of its principal features, may be called a petition for tho en couragement of infant manufactures. Among other things it represents n statu of celibacy 39 unnatural, nnd quotes VattePs Laws of nations to provo that 'no persons in a stato pf celibacy can occupy a permanent placo in society.' After representing tlmdisappoint mcnt of the pcoplo in not getting a national bank, and that 'money is hard to get' 'that there isn heavy stock'of cirls on hand' that cold weather is approaching and that many a 'gallant, gay Lothario' is obliged to gath er chesnuts to procure money to pay for his marraigo license, ihey most respectfully pray that the fee for marriage license may be reduced. Tho petitioners, bclieveing that the bcjl way to procure good citizens is to encourage matrimony, hope that their I til l. ,.,.,,.!. Thn nntllinnnrsbe- ! J, f ! ... 1. r.l...,. ,n,1 rrnnd m III!" U3U IIIU IIIUIIHJ VJ I .... ........ , j . ., . ., t ;!.. ill morals, uiso prny inoi mo ijcgisiiiwru win irrnnt nromiums to i II Icrcnt VOUllis ior iiieir proficiency in study,' and nlso the author of tho best nook on moral cnarnctcr icnuwg iu crcato a general tasto for rending "Somo difficulties aroso as to wnat com iniltco the petition should bo rofercd to j it was at length disposed of by transmitting it to tho House of Representatives." Knozvillc (Tenn) Register AIMING AT Hltlll OFFENDER.". In the South Cnribno I.eislature, on the 21th in stant. Mr. Dudley, member from Malborough, rose nnrl iintcil ihat ha ind taken mi oath, when no Qual ified, todo his duty to bis country mid that he felt . when a titiliiio oinccr. cunrccu wiiu high and important trusts, had become incompetent innri'lnrm ins rlniv to t ie coumrv ui ucciare 11 iiuo- iicfy, that there wnsan individual high in office, who was incapable of discharging the important trusts re posed in liini, nnd that in obedience to hi oath, and tut 01 solemn regard to tno iiiicrcsi oi ins euusiuu cuts ho Impeached Judgo K. S. Oanth, for incoin- petney, , , ivir. UUdicy men rcau a resolution announcing io the House theincompctcncy of this officer of the state. He ndded, bo had now discharged his duty, nnd would leavoit to tho Houso to take any order they might think proper in tho farther prosecution of I lie facts submitted. Mr. Illicit complimented Mr. Dudley on the up rightness and independence with which ho had intro duced llio resolution, and said that if no other mem ber of the Hoifo would stand by him in the prosecu tions of tho charge made, bo would, nnd proposed to nmend tho resolution, hy embracing in it those Judges who were addicted, to intemperance. Mr. Illicit therefore, thought tho resolution ought to be printed, so that every member of ihe House mifdil know the charge distinctly. Charleston Courier. ATTENTION TO STRANGERS. The political feelings of our large cities, seem for some timo past to have given way to a disposition to show civilties to some dis tinguished foreigners, who liavo lately visited our country. Tho Prince do Joinvillc, son of the King of France, and Lord Morpeth, from England, have shared largely in the hospitalities of Now York aud Boston. The entertainments to the latter were got up by his countrymen residing in New York, but wore shared by many of our own citizens. Attentions of this kind to strangers of eleva ted standing and character in their own coun tries, have n tenducy to promote good feel ings towards our country, nnd its character, nnd cannot in any way, that wo can imagine, bo productive of any bad consequences. It is of great importanco to ns to cultivate friendly feelings both with England and France, nnd occasions like those which have been alluded to arc calculated to produce such an effect. FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMIIER 10, 1S41. TEMPERANCE Adstbact of the quarterly report nf the Secretary of me uurlmglon Total Abstinence Sociity,jmblished agreeable to a roteofthe Society, Dec. 1, 1811. In relation to tho temperance cause in this town, I would remark, that for several years past a number of persons, and in somo instances, whole families, have strictly abstained from the use (when in health) of all intoxicating drinks, but no public action was bad in favor of the total abstinence principle until the year 1339. A total nbstinenco pledge was then intro duced into the temperance society, wliich was then in existence upon the old plan of excluding only dis tilled liquors, but was adopted by only a part of it members. It has, however, been evident for the last few years, that tho cause has not been upon the ad vance, but rather upon the rctrogade, until within a year past. Within about that time, a new impulse has been given to this noblo cnterprizc in many parts of our country. An entire new position seems lo have been gained. Tho great object now is, not only lo abolish the sale of intoxicating drinks, to retire the young from their baneful influence, and io guard all that are temperate, but also to reform the inebriate sanction onho Cabinet as "a unit," which I presume to raise from the lovvest degradation those who have I ;neasaureW U3 ' "y " " B" ld""",s,rall0 1 eon laid low by the Demon, Alcohol ! and to gather , An "inkling" of what this Fiscal Agent is, has al from the haunts of dissipation a large class of noble- rc;uly appeared in three or four quarters, upon which minded, kind-hearted men ; to restore Ihein to domes tic happiness and to the delights of social life, and, in many instances, to send them forth heralds in the cause, being themselves reclaimed, that they may re claim others of their fallen men. This new impulse lias, within the year past, reached here. This Society was organized on thc31st day of August last. At the first meeting more than one hundred nanus wereol taincd to the nlcd"0! vet most of diem '-" who had signed the oM r'-JB''i or had adhered to the total nbstinenco principle without any pledge. The first meeting or two could not be considered parlicu larlv cncn'Toging. The interest m the subject, how over, soon began to increase, nnd it was evident that the objects of the Sociely bad taken a deep hold upon least, of Ihe community here. This seem ed not to be an outward show of zeal, but a settled and abiding conviction of the necessity of firm and judicious aciion. There is now upon the pledge of this society about four hundred names in all. Of these, two hundred and fifty nre male members, and one hundred and fifty females. About forty of die male members are from Hint class who havo heretofore been in the constant habit of the intemperate use of stron; drinks ; and quite a number of them have used it to very great excess for a great number of yenrs. Those who have adopted tho pledge have (with a very few exceptions) faithfully adhered to it The next thing to be noticed, is some of tho means that have been used to accomplish what has been done. And among them Ihe committees of the dif ferent school districts have done ninth to secure sign ers to the pledge. One gentleman, on ono of these committees in tho Glass Factory dis'ricl, has called upon every person in his distiict, and has procured scvcniy-six signers. I ful confident much more will be done in this branch of labor dining the next three months. And here, let tno remark, that although : large proportion of our influential and intelligent ci'i zens are not embraced in this association, vet it com prebends many of that class. Several wholiavchad much experience in active life iu die different profes sions.and somcof llicm holding important public eta. lions, havo been efficient iu carrying forward die work. Hut another class of persons have done, per haps, more thin any other to promote the objects of this society. I refer to those who have recently left the ranks of the intemperate. They, knowing well the misery that intemperance brings upon its vota ries, have come up to tho work with an ardor nnd fulness of soul which has operated hko an electric shock upon this community, Wc have seen these persons in years past and have communed with them in the various mtersts and business of our town, we have experienced their kindness and their generosity, yet wo wire compelled to mourn over the desolation that intemperance had brought upon them. Who, then, will not rejoice that they are thus reclaimed 1 and who will not welcome them back lo their domestic happiness, and to the dehghful rela tions of friends and neighbors I and who that ever prayed, will not most fervently pray for their stead- faslneis and perseverance I take die liberty to re fer to ono of this class, who for a great number of years has been a leading individual in one of die me chanical professions in this place, whoso business and intliienco has been as extensive as his heart was kind and his spirit generous yet he, even he, with all Ihe nobleness of tho man, had journeyed so far in tho downward road llianiiu desolating nightfall of Ihe inebriate had almost overtaken him; but ho has (vve aro happy to say) retraced his steps while llicie was light enough left to guide him back, and has ever since the organization of this Society been ono of its most influential and active members. I might refer toother important aids in favor of the cause, ureal credit is uuo io our iciuaio liiends for their influence, in excluding stiong drinks fiom their social entertainments. Nor is it in this particular rc-1 lation alunc that their infjuetico is perceivable, hut it is fctnnnu icu m miiuuauiiicr departments of social life. 1 can, then, will, piopricly, coiigtalulato this association nnd nil I lie friends of tcmpnancc, dial our mnrch is onward, and that the cause has advance Jufll'C tho three months that this Society hns been existence far more rapidly than its most sanguine friends could anticipate. And if in our familiar dis cussions anything has been said which is calculated to injure thoso of our neighbors w ho use strongdrinks or Unfile In them, they may bo assured it was not thus intended, nnd that there lias been no design to improperly inflict ono singlo wound upon their reel ings, but that tho only object has been to convince them how much good they can do by abandoning tno uso and traffic of that which inflicts so much misery upon their fellow men. Tho effects of this nssocia tion nro evidently to bo seen, in many respects, upon t ho face of soc ctv n our village. 'J He quantity oi m toxicnting drinks dealt out at our shops and public houses, has very much diminished within a few weeks past. And that the aspect of things at these places has chanced, is perfectly visible lo the common ou server. Here, where but a short timo s'mco wo most constantly met a number of our citizens who came to satiate that burning thirst which is never satiated hut with tho destruction of its victim j here, w hero wo saw thctn with glassy eves and unnatural countenances, wo now (if perchance wc meet them here) see them to greet them as our pleasant friends, nnd to salute them as our valuable neighbors and worthy townsmen. And if you will go with ono of these, our neighbors, to bis home, you will there sec her, who many years since united her fortune with his, nnd for a while their path in Ida was made bright with a thousand bright vbions, but alas I nil at onco her kind husband was a drunkard, and year after year she wept m silence with not ono singlo ray or hope to cheer her broken spirit, until within a few months past. She heard of socie ties if reformed inebriates, and of the total abstinence pledge hope at onco revives, her husband is reclaim ed. And if you wish to sec domestic happiness, or any gratitudo and delight short of that which belongs to a brighter world, you will see it there. The thres hold, us you approach in silent wonder, admonishes you of die reign of sobriety within, and the very ta pestry that adorns that simple dwelling is made to smile upon tho scene. Who, then, that loves his coun try, and tho good of his fellow men, will not rejoice at the efforts of this association I Who that wishes to seo (ho reign of good order in society, to witness intellectual culture and purily of life, will not bid it march on, triumphant? Abstract of the report of the committee of the Bur lington Total Abstinence Society, irio icrre ap pointed la ascertain the number of crimes and deaths in the town from intemperance, and amoun of taxes Jrom the same cause, published agreeable to a roteofthe Sociely, A'oc. 1!, 1811. The committee ore of thcopinion that not less than five hundred puncheons of all kinds of liquors have been brought into tho town and sold within the year past, the cost of wliich may bo estimated at not less than twenty-five thousand dollars. A great propor tion of this, however, is again sold and taken out of tow n, but they have no means or learning what this quantity is ; nor nave nicy any means ot determining the amount consumed in town, unless it is to first consider the number of places where persons aro li censed by law to deal in the article in town. Of these, fifteen nre taverns, and they estimate that each place, on an average, sells (to bo consumed in town) one gallon per day, making tho whole amount to bo more than two thousand gallons, which they consider not too high j and tho amount paid for liquors, consumed in town, to he, for the post year, ten thousand dollars. Tho whole amount of the tax for tho support of the poor in town, is estimated nt about fifteen hundred dollars annually, and one half of which they consider accrues in consequence of the use of strong drinks. The committee stale Ihat during tho year past there has been in this county thirty-three indictments frr crime, twenty-three of which nre against persons in the town, eighteen of them known lo have had t lit ir origin in the intcmpcinte tiscof strong drink-. Thus, three-fourths of the crimes in the town were com mitted in consequence of intemperance ; and they es timate the number of deaths in town during the year past from intemperance, to be fifteen. WASHINGTON CORUBSI'ONDENCK. Washington, Nov, 27. The new Fiscal AokVcy PnojecT set tortic the Post Masteu ami SEcnET.vniE.s, New Ciur.Gr. to Uogot.v. In full Cabinet meeting, as I understand, held yes terday, tho Fiscal Agency project of tho President, was agreed upon. Tho Administration, that is, the President nnd his constitutional advisers, will present their plan ns nn Administration measure. It has ihe I am absolved from die necessity of tireservimr what otherwise would h ive been to me nt least, n matter of confidence as I supposed. It is then, no Corpor ation, to begin with. It can be repealed at will It is an issue, next, of Kichcnucr bills for a currency, bearing no interest of course, and to ho redeemed in gold and silver, nr though not hy special enactment in ine notes oi specie paying tnnks. Ills to havo n head here, created, I presume, by dip President nnd senate, out not to he ny iiioivcsKient ot will, wi,t, ...L-iunti-i or agencies m nil the States to be np- po nted uy tneliend there. What this head is to be calkd, nnd how constituted, will be submitted, I pre sume, in a Ili'I drawn in tho Department oftlie Sec retary (.f the Treasury with other matters relatin" to buying and selling Hills of Hxclnnge, deposits, c. vve. All tins is but tho merest skeleton ot the scheme put it isthc Lasisofu neverlhe'ess. The amount of issues is noi io do over twenty millions. Such a fiscal agency a dm, after it feels its way, will nodoubt, do much Inward creating a national j.... cut,, mi- mo wnni oi vvnicu wo Miller so much Received at the Custom House and by the Post Offl ces, it will be at par. To prevent u concentrated run upon ono of the agencies, ihero will be sonic renin, lion similar to that of tho branches of the Into U S. Hank, for a note payable m Missouri will bo paid there only iherc though it will be received evcrv where fur publio dues. - ' From other Departments thin the Treasury aiu "' " Wjortant propositions. The Post Master tho whig party has in it several degrees of lati i ii u' lia.3 v:lluabl0 suggestions 10 '"ako "P-1 tude, and longitude too, and that all men won't .'J?"!'! l:!d ni;or.a.,oi,ori!,e mails. I can- be couared hv onn r?,? ,J . .1 u 0.n 1 .Mr. not nav loo nianv eotim tmnnia tn tli hitIi nn-.rt... Ilis head is sound, which politically speaking, endo'rs. csn man for a great deal. His notions are Kentucky nolions too , such as aro preferred in the amplitude and growth of thegrcat West. Wonderful lo sav too lllilmi lTnclinr ! u .......... t. I.. .1 ... I ' n .. ,.....u, i '1.113111 . 1 . no iy uiai .I nis ue- iMi iiutm comes m ms way. i lie ollicers of tho An vy lost n treasure in Mr. Iladgcr, but Ihey think they hive quite made it up in ihenevv prise ibev have not tits views arc largo and liberal. Hehas no picayune abstract ideas we learcd ho had, that mMit make some new ponurrovcr ine constitutionality ofa naval button, or ratiocinate upon tho value ofa jicknife The Xav y is quite, a pet of hi.. On other matters too, cvenou the currency, he is not cracked. Hedocsnot icfuso to learn, nnd dunks other people in tho world tn.iv know as much of somo nmimrc n I.. Thus much I have deemed it a duly to sav of the new rillili're liirn HnfV.... V---1. I.! it 1 ... , . .t.i. 1 vu hnownii nnoiti .101111 U. Snencer. who is ono of ihn hes, l.'..i;,..oir....... in die worhi, and who, if. in im0 of war. hniwrn m tho head of ihe War Department, wouj Jcommiinicale to it a rxapolcon activity and energy. The Charne to Hoc-nta. T iimlnreiqi..! : and Mr. lllackford, late Kdilor of the Fr'edricl.sVirgh' a.) Arena is to he appointed in bis place. Some People will scold loudly over, this, another Forci-n nproinlmeiit given to Virginia, but it could not have fallen into better hands. Mr. I). i. every inch a gen tleman, a scholar, and a noble fellow. Wc of the Press have a right to feel clad peer gets a good place. Tho little bit Mr. Tyler pave the corps in his Post Offico letter to .Mr. Ilobbieifes tcrs in many places, but this atones for it there. We see die corps is not struck at for proscription, but in n particular case, where there is alleged to bo some thing of reason in it, though (bo abstract reason. 1 must confess, I myself never saw. It. Washington, Nov. 30th. SFECl'LATIOKS ITOS TIIK COCnsr. Or THE WlllO lEvnrns. Harhonv, cosceiit "or action, ami 1'EACK NCCESSAUV, On AIL IS LOST. Cabinet meetings loiiir and probably busy con. tinuo to bo held about everyday at 'tho Whito House. Tho Fiscal Agency scheme, I havo nodoubt, is in tho processor formation, that is being put into words, or into a Bill, tho outline somo tunc ago, havm? been acrrcd tinnn .Strangers-, therefore, vvho have business with tno Heads of departments, or with the Exrcn tive, find it quito impossible to get audience, weretipon, of course, thero is much tmiinhlinir .inn ni n uiiio Fcoiumguonr. it is a busy time with Executive officers, this annual rendering up their accounts to Contrrcss. this nren.iratinn of long documonts, under which for weeks all our presses aro to groan. iSot enough ot the Members of Cnwrcsa havn como to cnablo a looker on hero yet to feel the rVmirmcfr-"-' Viii'. iil. !.!,. r i. .OIU.IUI lil.toi.. uu IIIIIIIUIIDHIV9 Vi lllO opposition cannot bo told as yet, Thoy aro in a quandary, though? it is teen, as well as tho Hhigs. Committed to the hard monoy Sub. Tieasury shcnic, denouncing all rrcdit schemes, and hostile to all paper, of course no plan front' tho President can find favor in their eyes, that. snumls at Jixchcqucr Kills or any thing, the like. They court "tho spoils" of tho Presidents but it is clear, the large majority of them will have nothing to do with the main principles Upon which he camo into power. It is then the time for the Whigs to really, to forget and forgive, to bcal up wounds, and to undo what has Been unwisely done. They ims( remember that thin government can only be administered upon com- promise ami concession, and that wlnlo all of us may bo bound to keep our eyes upon idoal truths, vol ihat it ix a world of reality, this, to bo taken as it f. What course, though, the' Whig loaders in Congress will take, no foresight yot ran detect. Ihe policy of Mr. Clay, who has so much pow er over Ins follow men, whether of his own, or of opposite politics is much speculated upon in all quarters here. His long experience, and his magnificent talents, civo him almost omni potent command in tho Halls of Congress, and It really does not seem to me, that ho is shorn of much of his power, whether a foe or friend has a majority there. Ho impresses his own genius upon tiio legislature of the country, no matter in whose hands it is, as, witness, the gieat measures ho carried during tho twelve years of Jackson ami Van Ilurenism. Tho course of such a man is naturally speculated upon with great animation by all of opinion. His tone and temper, and indications lor, must al ways bo heralded with interest. The public notes we havo from him beyond tho mountains, breathe little or nothing of conciliation. The assault upon the veto power in tho Baltimore letter, as he was about crossing the mountains,, threatened an onset upon that part of the consti tution. Whatever ho docs, or wherever ho is whenever his bugle blast rings in the Senate, hosts gather around him subdued or dazzled by tho splendor of his intellect. It is clear though, ho can act little in concert witli tho President.. Their old friendship has gone to the winds, and suspicion takes its place. True or untrue bo the alleged causes of this estrangement, hero it is known tons all. The great man of Con gress and the Executive power stand before the puhliceyo in open opposition. Both arc charged by their respective adversaries with having an cyo upon the succcsssion, and both will be sus pected by many of the People of so actiti" and speaking as to gratify that ambition, no matter how they act. The position of us then, of that class of Whigs who belong to no man, and range undor no leader is, therefore, peculiar. As to that though, the position of all classes of Whigs is enough peculiar. Between the strong-hcads and the wrong-hcads among us, (it seems as if almost systematically for the 100 days past en. gaged in mutual destruction) a man that owns his own soul and body, has a hard gauntlet to run. Attack, recrimination meet us whatever way we turn. To escape it is impossible indeed, even from one's friends ! From all this I see no other way of escape than that of letting tho leaders tako caro of themselves. There must a general uprising of tho People to act upon Congress, and to force it to legislate for tho country without reference to party heads. If we mix up President-making, for example, with tho currency, we can have nn Bank, nor any thing else. If we mix up the TarifT, there will be but another "Bill of abominat'ons," as an old' ono was called. Perhaps then we must look to new lights in Congress to guide us who aro abroad. There certainly must be, if we want success, new negotiators between the Execu tive and legislative power. If Mr. Tyler and Mr. Clay will not act together, we mus't look to tliose who can. At least the spirit of bitterness and of wrath directed against all, who, at th close of the Extra session, had any intercourse witn me f.xccuiive, must uc done away with, especially by those among us who read, that without Executive sanction, little or nothing in, this Government can Le brought about. The eyes of tho speculators in politics begin,, therefore, to bo turned to other men, with al most as much interest as to Mr. Clay. That er ratic emiet, Wise, has been sb'oothing out' down in Accomac, accordiag to tho newspaper accounts. He declared himself there, quoth a. writer in the Norfolk Herald, against Mr. Tyler,, as well as Mr. Van Burcn and Air. Clay, as to the succession, but for whom the reponent said not. Comet though he be, there is a good deal of method in his orbit, nevertheless. With, intellect to plan, and pluck to execute,, he makes himself felt and heard wherever ho is. He is a man that counts more than one when they tako tho census, no matter where he is. There is Ev.Oovcrtior Gilmer alto fresh from the air of Monticello, whom we of' all parties can make something of here and licieafteT,.if not purblind too. As Governor of Virginia,. ho was one of the most practical sensible Governors that old Commonwealth has had since- it ex hausted thn revolutionary stock. The stuff is in jiim for action, as well as for a metaphysician,, if our friends in Congress will pull and haul a little, and not driie altogether.. The truth of the matter too is, tint in the Extra Session,.wo were rather exclusive upon the "Virginia team,'." with whom mules are plenty and railroads scar ce, and who, therefore, have it not in their na ture to be of our straight way of going. Thev got mad and threw us (the rascals for it !) but that is no proof that a man is always a mule.. Tho fact of tho matter too is,. Henry A. Wise" ought to havo been speaker of the House, as ha. would have been, butjtliat ho had such an odd' way of going ahead. If he had studied any thing of political astronomy, and kept in any fort of an orbit with his wits, we could have got him up into the speaker's chair as a fixed star. I .lus much I say to point out to our friends that. ,-: , ui-viiui(nr upon' our "raising," and our "keeping" too after wo are brought up. There is so much friction in our Northern population : there are so many of us to rub against each other, and rub each other uu.wi, mai a man is not so mucli a maa where lllimll.n.1 n.n 1..1: 1 ! hundred are jostling over him and tramplinc him about, as in .South Carolina, say, where in some parts-, a white one is a sort of a curiosity, to ho looked at with a telescope, be is so far off pr if caught on the road, to be coaxed into a house, so as to have a little fellowship with a fellow of the samo colour as ourselves. JJen of kindred principles won't forever havo kindred, acts. Well, enough of this. I clo.-e my correspon. deuce hero to como homo in order to give tho readers of the Express their old anil well known Washington correspondent his place. In the few letters I have written inculcating harmony, concert of action, and peace, I have so preached because after a full survey of the ground here. I see that all is lost, the twelve years struggle, its principles fust, its honors and emoluments next, unless there bo such ha rinonv. am nn cert of action, and peace. .V. 1'. Kxqrcss MISSISSIPPI BOND QUESTION. Governor McNutt has written a letter in. the editor of tho Richmond Ennuirer. undor date of November 10, from which wc make tho annexed extracts. It will be seen th.i if Governor iMcNult truly understands the feelings and opinions of the people of Mis sissippi, the question is settled that tho Bonds will not bo paid: "Tho result of our late Stale tleclion will astound many persons abrond, w ho aro ignorant of the grounds on winch the State resists the payment of the fio millions of dollars in .State Horn's, dtliicnd to the Mississippi Union Hank, and negotiated by that in stitution. I send you a copy of my Idler lo Hope tc Co. nnd request )ou to publish the same in the Fn quirer. Our Senator, Itobert J. Walker, and our Hep. r tentative, Oh in and Thompson, rusinin ine in tho positions I have taken. A demnnd will probably bo made on Ihe fiovernmcntof die United Stales for tha paynientof thebonds referred to. This will raise n exciiitig and perplexing question. This Slate has de" lined her position and will maintain it hn " q .i nccs what ihey may. I .Hrmly bclitrt that f.,,,J fifths ofthepeopU oftMs Slate ruErtn oo,sD i'. lOMVlS'tlTlli: UUM't. The Whig can.bJates for Gjvcrnor nnd nieinbcrsof l ie Legislature eeneral vn ih..n..i... " pose any bill mtended to lax the people, to pay rli,Vr the principal oi interest of those bonds. Rut for ,y nnd national politics the Stale wou'd have ben .' " must iinanmv us in rpposintf the payment of ile"

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