Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, 15 Nisan 1842, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated 15 Nisan 1842 Page 2
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CONGRESS. 07 Tho Loan Bill furnished employment fbr tho Senate, on Wednesday, but nothing 10 decisivo as was expected was dono upon it. Mr. Wright concluded his spcach in op position, and Mr. Walker then obtained tho floor, and moved an amendment, suspending tho operation of tho Land Bill, nnd pledging tho proceeds ofihe Public Land, principal nnd interest, for tho payment of the loan Mr. Walker, mado a speech in support of his motion, to which Mr. Smith of Indiana ropliod, and Mr. Buchanan obtained tho floor for Thursday. In hc House, very litilo progress was mndein the Appropriation Bill. Tho only business dono was to rrjoct a proposed amendment, striking $300 out of tho salaries of the 17, S. Judges whenever tlicy shall fail to hold a regular session of the circuit courts. This mode of punishment, the "stoppago of supp ios, has boon onco or twice attempted at this session, but always in vain. Among tho important Htlls'whicli have been introduced into Congress during the week arc two relative to tho defences ol the country. One authorises tho President to or der tho building of suvon war steamboats of six hundred tonseach ; four to bo employed in tlie Uull nt Mexico, two on Lake Ontario Tho ol her bill provides forthe raising of two now rvginionts TM. . - i ml- ounaie was engaged lur somo time, on Thursday, in debating an application from tho naval commilteu to bo allowed a clerk, which was finally granted. I lie loan lull was then taken up and de bated during the remainder of (be session Jn the House Mr. Kennedy, from (be committee on commerce, reported i bill to prevent tho transportation of letters or pns songcis coastwise, by foreign vessels ; which was read iwico und referred. Tho bill for the construction of an iron steam Ingatc was reported to tho House, wiiiiuiu amendment. The general appropriation bill was then taken up and discussed until adjournment. TUB TARIFF niLLBBFORHTIIR HOUSK OF RKPHUSENTATIVKS. The bill from the House Committee on Man ufactures reprrted a few days sinrc by Air. Saltonstall of Mass., was to-day laid upon tho table of members. It has boon with groat attention and interest liorc, anil the importance of the subject will no doubt make in intercrtiii" to a'l reader. I tlioreforo send vou the pro", visions in full, omitting only somc'of the wordy and unmeaning tcchniralitio.i of the law, which a Id only to the space and if any thin" take from tho simple meaning of the law as pro posed. ThomatGrial part of the Hill is tho first sec tion, which gives in detail tho aiticlet on which it is proposed to levy duties. Tho section on acts from and after the aOlli day of June, 1812, in lieu of the duties now imposed liv law on tho importation of the articles hereinafter provided for, there thall he-levied, cullcclcd, and pai.l, tho following duties, that is to sav : First. On all articles which arc-now charge, tble with a duty amounting to twenly per cen tum ad valorem, or more, whether tho simo ho naw specific or advnlorem, a duly of thirty pur centum ad valorem, c.ccpt on such articles as ore hereinafter excepted. Fcjond. On iron in bars or boltF, not manu factured in whole or in part by rolling, seven lean dollars por ton : on bar anil bo!t iron, made wholly or in part by rolling, twonty-fivo dollars por ton ; on iron in pigs, eight dollars por ton ; on glazed castings, sad irons batters and tailors iron?, two cents and a half per pound ; on ve boIs of cast iron, not otherwise specified, one cent and a quarter per pound ; on all other ca--tings of iron, not otherwise specified, one cent por pound ; Provided, That all castings, or ves. pels nf cast iron, not in the rough as fiom the mould, or having any addition of wrought iron attached, shall ho ch arged with the same rate of duty as articles manufactured of wrought iron, if that shall amount to more than tho duty on cast iron ; on round iron or braziers' rods, of three sixteenths to ton-sixlectiths of an inch in diameter, iueluihe, and on iron in srfTets, and hoop iron, two rents anil a half per pound ; on nail or spike rods two cents and a half per pound ; on nail plates, slit, rolled, or hammered two cents per pound; on iron, slit, rolled, or hammered, for band iron, scroll iron, or rase, wont rod--, two cents por pound; on wrought mil of iron, four cents, and on cut nai's, three rents per pound ; on iron sjrkcs, and on mill irons, of wrought iron, throe cents per pound; on anvils, anchors, blacksmiths' hammers anil t-ledgcs, two cents por pound ; on iron cables or chains, or parts thereof, manufncluied in whole or in part, two cents ami a half por pound; en r.llfcrap and old iron that has been in actual use, and fit only to be re. manufactured, eight ilollais and fifty" cents per ton ; on scythes, four dollars per dozen; on scicvvs weighing over twenty.four pounds four cents per pound whon made of wrn'ight iron, and 3 cents per lb. whon made of cast iron ; on iron orstetd wire, not e. cocding number fourteen, three cents and a half t pound, exceedieg number fourteen, six rents per pound ; on wood screws made of iron, twelvo cents per pound, anil when mado of brass, thirty rents per pound ; on old and scrap lead, one cent and a half por pound ; on pig, bar, nnd sheet led, two cents and a half por pound ; and on lead pipes, three rents per pound : on hammered brass kettles thiriy-five pr column. Provided, That no manufactured arlicle shall hereafter pay a Jess rate of duly, when mipor ted, than is charged on tho material cr.nstitu. ting ils greatest weight or chief value whichcv cr is chargeable vv'.th tho highest ra!o of dm v. Third. On wt .lien yari four cents per pound, and Ih.ity p"r cou'.um : on wool unman ufactured, tho v ibi ' wiieroof at tho place o'' ex. portation bhall r... ' od eight cents, four cent. (cr pound, and twentysix per centum ad valo. rem r on icady-inado clo'hing, all milled and fulled cloth known by the name of plains, kor ncys, or Kcndad cottius, of which wool t-lnli be the only material, moriiro shalls mado of wool, and upon all other mauufactuies of wool, or of which wool is a component part, subject by any former act to a duty of tilty per centum, a duty of forty per centum ; on Ilrusscls, Wilton, and treble ingrained carpeting, fifty cents per squaro yard, and on all other ingrained and Venetian carpetinir, thirty cents per square vard : and en llannals, bockiugs, and baizes, fourteen cents per square yard, Fourtji. On all manufactures of cotton, or of wlncli cotton is a component part, thirty per centum ad valoiem, exception cotton twist, varn and thread, which shall remain at tho rate of duty lucil by the "Act to amend the acts im;,n. miff duties on imports," of the twenty second of May, ono thousand eight hundred and twou. ty-fuur ; And provided, That all manuiac'ures of cotton, or of which cotton i s fl rnmnonwit part, not dyed, colored, printed, or stained, not exceeding in va'ue twenty cents the square vsrJ, diall bo valued at twenty cents the square yaid; and, if dyed, colored, printed, or staineil, iii whole or m part, not exceeding in value twenty -five cents the square yard, bhall bo valued at twcnty.fivu cents tho squaro yard ; on cotton bagging, thru cents tho squaro yard ; on M stamped, primed, or painted lloor cloths, thirty. iivu ci'ijis mo frqiMie yarn ; .uo yard: and on oil-cloths of all kin'!, other than ihat usually denominated pitc-ut .Wekith, ten eats the pquurc yard, 1 1IU1. in window g it, 1 t 3bov eight by ten inches in size, two dollars and forty cents per hundred squaro foot; above eight by ten, and notabovo Ion by twelve inchos in size, two dollarsand thirty-ovan cents per hundred squaro feet ; and if above ton by twelve inches, two dollars and fifly.six cents per hundred square feet: on all apothecaries' vials and bottles, ox. coedum tho canacilv of flhil nut nvrnnillnrr Lthocapacity of sixteen ounce-, each, ono dollar ami seventy cents the gross; and all not ex. cccding the capacity of six ounces, one dollar and twenty rents tho gross ; on black and green glass hollies, exceeding the capacity of ono quart, ono dollar and sixty ronls por gross ; ex ceeding lha capacity of ono quart, two dol lars por gross ; and on demijohns, not excee ding tho capacity of half a gailon, twenty cents; over half a gallon, and not exceeding two gal lons, thirty cents; and over two gallons, fifty fonts each ; on all wares of cut glass not spe cified, three centi per pound and twenly.ouo per centum ad valorem ; on all other articles of glass not specified, two cents por pound and thiriccn per centum ad valorem. .Sixth. On brown sugar and sirup of sugar cane, in casks, two cents per pound ; on whlto clayed sugar, two ronls and a half per pound, and on sugar candy, loif, lump, and all other rc- imcd sugar, six cents per pound ; on molasses, five cents per gallon ; on wheat, twentv-fivo cents per bushel ; on oats and on paloes, ten cents per. bushel ; on unmanufactured hemp, forty dollars por ton ; on cheese, seven rents per pound ; on tallow randies, four conls per pound ; on lard, and sallpotre refined, and on oil of vitriol, two cents por pound : on beef and pork, two cents, on bacon three cents, and on butter live cents per pound; on rigais, thirty per cQiituui ad valorem : on all manufactures of tobacco, other than mull' and cigars, eight cents per p.mnd ; on whiting and dry ochre, ono cent por pound ; on ochre ground in oil, ono cent and a half per pound ; on red and whilo lead .Tid sti'ir of loid. three cents nor niiunil : on alum two ilollsrs, and on copperas one dollar and thirty cents, per ono hundred and twelve pounds. Seventh. On salt oight routs per bushel ; en cna', one dollar and ono dollar and sixty cents pjr ton ; on foreign caught fith, dried or sum kod, one dollar per one" bundled ami twehe pounds ; on mackcic', one dollar and fifty ccnls per barrel ; on salmon, two dollars per ;'iiiid on all ot.'ur pickled li-h ono d illcr per' barrel ; on speiinaciti, whale, or other li-di nil of foreign fi-hing, olive o'.l, and r.ipeseod oil, twenty cents per gallon, and on easier od thirty i-even and a hah cents per gallon ; on tarred cnid.igo four cents per pound, and on untarred cord.igo five cents per pound ; on cm ks nine cents per pound, and on chocolate four cents por pound: l'rovi. dod, That any pjrsnn cx,nrting in Am-rican vessels any cord igc minufactured in the United States entirely of .Manilla gra3 imported after tho thirl y-lirst of dune next, by way of draw back, an amount equal to the duty paid on the grass used in the manufacture of tho cordage exported, the same to bo p-.i I by Ihc collector of the port from whence the said cordage is ex. ported. IJighth. On paper and books tho following dotes: on bank-note pn,t of all kinds note, lot tor, and tif sue paper, lilleen cents per pound ; on" antiquarian, copperplate, eo.iyii.'g, drawing, fool scap,, bthegraphir,' medium, and all others not 'pacified, twelvo and a half cents per pound; on blotting, cartridge, gloss printing, sand, and o:hertaiur' paper, eight cents par pound; on bindo.s' beards, box boards, mill boards, sheathing and wrapping paper, three cents per pound ; on all books printed previ- ouio mo year eighteen liundieil, lour cents por volume; boohs printe.l since eighteen linn- dred, in 1itin, Greek, and all other than Ibig iisii, vvnen round lii'oen cents, ami when un bound thirteen cents per poun I ; on honk pirn led in tho JlnglUh language, and on blank hooks wiieti tid'.inu, thirty cents, and when unbound, tvvcnty.MX cents per pin, ml ; on paper hangings, i ininv-ino jiercontum ail valorem; and on play. ' ing cards, ten cents per pack. " i Mntii. un spirits manufactured from grain i or other materials for lirst nroif hltv.soven ! cents, forsccond proof sixty cents, for third proof) thirtieth day of Juno not, whore thosamo shall six y.ihreo conls, fur fourth proof sixty-seven bo appraised at a higher rate than they aro in ccnts, for fifth pro if seventy-live cents," and for voiced, double duty shall bo paid on tho excess all asiove tnlli prool ninety cents per gallon ; on Madciria wine, fifty con's nor gtllon ; on sherry 1 wine, thirty cents per gallon ; on tho win?s of Sr.icily, ten cents per gallon ; on rod wines of l ranee, hpain, anil Austria, in casks, six cents per gallon; on all other wines of France, Spain, Austria, Germ my, and (ho, in casks, eight conts per gallon ; on French wines in houlesaiiil ca';s, thirty-live cents per gallon; fin wines of all other in caks fifteen cents per gallon, and in bottles fifty cents per ! gallon ; on vinegar live cents per gillon. lemn. un all iiianutactures ol silk, known; foc. H. lurtlior onacis, i nai me several roi as piece goods, ono dollar and eighty cents por lectors be authoized, under the direction of the pound, an 1 fifteen per contain ad valorem and ! Secretary of tho Treasury, whenever they bhall on all other in inulactures of silk, or of which 1 iK'om it necessary to protect and secure the rev- ilk is a component part, not otherwise provided 1 for, thirty per centum ad volorom, excepting ' tevvurg silk, which shall be forty per centum, ' and silk hats one dollar each ; on shoes for men, thirty cents per pair ; o'i shoes or slippers for children, twelve cents por pair ; on men's boots or bootees, fine dollar and Ivvuulv-fivo cents a pair ; when partially manufactured ono dol'ar a pair: on woman's hoots and bootees fifty cuuW a pair, and whon partially manufactured forty cents a pair, on calfskin four d.dlars, on moroc co skins three dollars, on kid skins two dollars, and ontheepsk.ns one dollar and twenty.fivo cents tior ilo.m, and (i i sob; and hand leather eight cents per pound : Provided, That all ski veis, spilt or part. ally manufactured skins, shall pay the samn rate of duty as leather : on Indian rubber shoes and all other manufactures of In. ban rubber, thirty per centum ad valorem. Eleventh. On the following articles there shall be a duty of yd per ceiiiuin ad valorem, tint is to siy: tin silver, plated and on brass vvre, rap or bonnet wire covered with silk or other miterial, sail duck ; shear, cast, and Ger linn steel ; wood, thread laces, precious stones not set, jewelry, w atches and parts thereof, and ground plaster" of Paris ; and fifteen per centum on cocoa and loaf r unmanufactured ton.icco. ?ec. en ids, Tint from and afler tho ll():h of June, ISVi. there shall be paid ten per cent- mil an valorem, in addition to all other duties, on the following aiticlcs, that is to say : on wni leu cloths and e isoiineres ; on all manufactures ol cotton which are dyed, colored, printed, or umcu ; ou laces mcadied and unbleached lin en, vvors'ed stud' goods ; inauulactures of silk and worsted, and of leather: on spir.ts distilled irom gram or oilier in tlenals ; on hemp or cor dago ; and on the various wmos.of France, Aus. tria and ticrmanv : Provided, I h it whenever it shall be m ide to appear to the satisfaction of thu rrcsiiieoi oi mo utmcu mates, mat tno louac co, grain, and flour of the Un.Ied States are ad milted into '.ho several ports belonging lo any foreign stato or kingdom, producing or manu facturing any of tho articles embraced in this section, at a duty not exceeding tho highest rate of duty chargeable on any or them, and that any American citizen may export tho tobacco, gram aim hour oi the united Mtatca directly luerofroiu to any port or place of any foreign I Stato or Kingdom andthoro dispose ot them up-1 on as rood terms as anv riti7-.11 nr unliinct n( said Stato or Kingdom, or of anv norson or ocr. !.:.. . I ' r J sons whatsoever, so far as any regulation of Gov ernment may allect tho same, thou the said ad ditional duty of ten por centum shall bo remit led, so far as it regards such of the said articles as aro the produco or nnnuiacturo of such Stato or Kingdom as shall admit llio tobacco, grain, and Hour, as aforesaid. Sec. it. enacts, That from and IlOtli day of Juno next, thu ad valorem rates of fluty on goods, wares, and merchandise, shall be est'tntdod in tho billowing inannor : to tho ac. t':a! coat, if the mio shall have boon actually, purchased, or tho actual value, if tho samo shall havo been procured otherwise linn by percheso at tiuio and place when and where iiurtimsod, or otherwise procured, or to the appraited value, if appraised, shall bo added all charges excopt in surance, S'ec.'l. enacts, That tho Secretary of the Trcatury bo. and hu is hereby, authorized at I any time hereafter, to convort "any od valorom .lulu lllfr. itc T. .I..... I: ilmv lotn ita n,mi,.,.i..... unnnm. .if.,., .v, . li the proceeding year, of which inversion ho rhall give duo notice : I'rnridcd, Tint 'Ch.n.r 1 , r , net shall be so construed as to prevent or affect the lUstrlliut'wn of the proceeds c the public lands as provided by the act approved the fourth of Sep tember, 1811. Sec. 5, That from and after tho thirtieth day of Juno next, when any poods, wares, or mer chandize, imported from abroad, and subject to duty upon importation, shall, within six months after importation, bo sold by way of auction, within any collection district of tho United States, there shall bo levied, collected, and paid as a duty, and for thu use of tho United States, the sum of three dollars for every hundred of tho purchase money or price of tho whole so sold ; winch duty shall, however, bo chargeable only upon ono auction salo of tho same goods, wares and merchandize, after such importation thereof ; and all goods, wares and merchandise, that shall bo sold at tho price or on terms de termined by salo at auction, of a sample or sam ples, or a portion thereof, to determine the prico or terms of salo of tho residue, or of any other portion thereof, shall bo taken and deemed to bo sold by way of auction within tho moaning and for tho purposes of this act. The amount of the duly aforesaid upon every such sale shall bo paid within five days afler such salo to tho col lector of the district, for the uu of the United Slates, by the auctioneer or person officiating, and so selling by way of auction, who is hereby authorized to retain said amount out of tho pur chase money or proceeds of such sale, being , throe per centum on the whole amount of the such proceeds to meet or reinibutse, to him such pay ; and the collectors aro horchy authorized anil required to demand, collect and r?ceivo the said duly in every such case, and lo take all nec essary and proper measures, in the law or oth erwise, to recover and receive the same ; and in all suits and controversies for the recovery of such duty, or upon any bond, or for any penalty herein prescribed in relation to such s lies tho burden of proof shall hi upon the person defen ding against the same, to show that the goods, wares or merchandise, in question, were last imported more than six months before tho tale in question, or that the said duty had already been duly paid or secured upon an auction salo thereof since their last importation; Provided, however. That nothing herein contained shall extend to auction sites made by an officer of tho law, or by his command, in and for tho execu tion of legal process nor to sales made pursuant to any law of the United States, or of any State, for the collection of any tav or duty. Sec. 0. That before Mjlling', as aforesaid, by way of auction, any such goods, wares and mor. chandiso, subject to the duly prescribed in tho nuU preceding section, tho peivou or persons so selling shall either pay tho said duty, or give bond or bonds to tho collector of the disinct, who h hereby authorized and required to re ceivc the same, in a stun not less than five hun dred dollars nor more than ten thousand dollars at the discretion of the collector, having refer ence to tho amount. of sales intended, and of tho duties thereon, with sufficient surety or suritics to receive the payment of said duty ; which bond may bo applicable to any one or to all such sales that m ly bo made by such person or persons giving the same, within a lime not exceeding n:ie year from the date thereof spec ified therein and shall bo conditioned for tho ren dering of a true account of the articles solo, and for the payment fifth., amount of the said duty thereon, to the said collector for the United Stales, within five days alter each and every poison, o'her than as expected in the proviso at tho end of the next preceding section, who sbali so as aforesaid, sell, by way of auction, any such goods, wares or merchandize, chargeable with the said duty, according to tho proviso of the next proceeding section, shall forfeit and pay sum equal to the value of tho article so sold, or he recovered m action lor debt, or by informa tion in any proper court, otic half thereof to the United States and tho other half to any person who shall first sue or inform tho pro-ocuter therefor : Provided, however, That nothing heroin contained shall ho construed to repeal or alter anv State or municipal law or regulation in relation to sales at auction. Sec. 7. That on all articles iinnortod after tlm of said appraisement aiiuve tho invoice ; rroviucd tho person claiming such good-s may with- in three days appeal from such appraisement, and notify the collector shall each choose one coumetent and disinterested person to re-an praise said goods and, in caie of disagi cement, shall choose an umpire to decide between them and such appraisement shall bo final and con clusive ;aud if it bo no higher than the invoice, the ragular duty only sh ill bo charged; and if above that, then treble the amount of duty on the excels above tho invoice. enuo of the United Slates, and tho same is practicable, to take the amount of duties chargo- able on anv article be iring an ad valorem rate of duty, in 'the article itself according to the pro. portion or rate psrccutnm of the duty on said arlicfe ; and such goods m taken, tho collector j shall cause to uo torn at p iunc auction vviimn twenty days from l ho tune of taking tho same, and place "the proceeds arising from such sale in the Treasury of the Unite i States, and pay over the excess, if any, lo tho owner thereof: Provi ded, That tho collector or appraiser shall not bn allowed any fees or commissions for taking and disposing of said goods, and paying tho proceeds thereof into tho Treasury, othor than are now allowed by law. Sec. !). lin illy enacts, That if anv person thall knowingly and wilfully, with intent to ucfruud ' thu tevenue of thu United States, smuggle or. clandestinely introduce into the United Slates ; any goods, merchandise, subject to il it',' bv law and which shoal 1 havo been in- ! voiced, without paying or accounting for tho du- ty, or shall make out, or pass, or attempting to pass, through tho custom-house, any false, lorg ed, or fraudulent invoice, every such person, his, her, or their aiders and abettors, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on com ic tion thereof, shall iio hablo to a lino or impris onment, or both ; the fine not to ccoed livo llioii md dollars, or the imprisonment two years. ThislMI is accompanied bv a very full and accurate report, which I may havo occasion to refer you to hereafter. ours, tto., II. " FROM TEXAS. Galveston dates havo been leceived at Now Orleans to the 2Slli tilt. Tho most im- portant item of iiilolligenco is n proclamation of President Houston, liuclari of President Houston, heclaring all thu ports 01 muxiro an i no uuii lo uo in u stato oi blockade, and forbidding neutral vessels to tradu therewith after having received imiico of the blockade, under tho penalty prescribed by tho law of nations. The ilecruo is to taku oil'ect within twenty pays as to any port of the United hiatus north ol lliu Unit ol :Mexi- co .! j foriy-fivu days as to vessels com :.'. ,-...,. ,, ; r,. ' . V I . ! The advices from Galveston contradict tho rumor of a Mexican invasion, nnd there seems now 10 ha littlo doubt that tho party which attacked San Antonio was a nieru ma rauding expedition. TlioTcxans, however, wero still 111 motion, pushing their prepara tions with a view lo tho invasion of Mexico. General Soinervillo was invested with com- , maud nf tho main bndv of the Texan iirmv. ! n''I was under marching orders for somo point boyond tho Rio Grande, Tho only news that hail licon received from tho armed tloct fitted out by thu citizens of Galveston was, that thoy bad not yet found tho nnomy, but were dotcrmincd to continuo their search to Matamoras, if thoy could not sooner get a fight. It was tho general opinion ilmt Muiumorus would bo tho first point of attack. Nat. Int. Tlio Whigs of Lansingburg, N. Y., havo carried their ticket bothut Churlerand Town Election. RHODE ISLAND. ltliodo Island has hitherto enjoyed domes tic quiet nnd general prosperity under the charter granted by King Charles. But u year ago, ii meeting was got up by certain persons, nnd a constitution proposed, which included tho largest libcity lo any body that would claim it a regular out and out instru ment, which would hold together, and hold others up, for a short time, until liberty should become licentiousness. Seeing that such an instrument was likely to find favor with a por tion of llio people, a constitution proposing tho usual check upon officers, und prescrib ing salutary forms for tho people, to reach their Icgitiiiiato objects, was ofiorcd and n volo taken, whon it appeared that llio latter instrument did not find favor with tho people. Although no question was taken on the Lo-co-foco constitution, yet no sooner was it an

nounced that tho bill for a constitution, sanc tioned by the Legislature, wasrejccled, than the fathers of thu other instrument declared their document was the organic law of tho land, although not a rufeience had been made to ils provisions in thu canvass, touching tho other document. A nil such is tho rodiculous position assumed by these self-constiliited constitution-makers, that they have held town meetings, and in the face und eyes of llio Legislature, have declared that their con stitution shall bo the constitution and that they will defend it nil hazards. To such an extent lias this indecent zeal been carried, that the Governor of tho Commonwealth has been induced to issue a proclamation against their proceedings, calling upon sheriffs, good citizens, &c, to arrest and bring to condign punishment thosu disturbers of thu peace, und violators of tho laws ; and the Adjutant General has also issued orders to command ers of military companies, requiring of them to muster tho men under their charge, and to have them in readiness lo suppress rebellion. U. S. Gazelle. TKURIBLK ACCIDENT 'HIE STEAM SHIP MISSOURI AGROUND, AND SIX TEEN MEN KILLED. Washingtfiii papers of Thursday state that no. ticc had been received by tho Navy Depart, mcnt that the U. S. steam frigate .Missouri in as. cending the Potomac on Monday ran aground somo sixty or eighty miles below Washington, oppoMtn tho harbor'of Port Tobacco. Every effort was immediately made together oh" by backing her engines and" taking the iruns and other weighty articles aft. Lieut. John F. iionlon was sent out m charge of a boat's ciew with an anchor, for the purpose of heaving tho vessel on", when by somo means tho anchor got overboard, carrying with it tiie rhain cable, which in running out, either killed or carried overboard everyone of tho sixteen men on board, including the Lieutenant, and all perished. Tho Madisnniansay? that so far as the facts have come to tho Department every precaution seems to have been taken, and there is no reason to attach blame to any one. Tho Misaissippc had been despatched to render aid. FltlD.W JIOKXKG. APKH.,13 tsi?. CON NECTICU T ELECTION. Honor to tho Whigs of Connecticut, for tlio manner in which thoy havo defended their interests and tiioso of their Stale ! A thousand of ihem voted against their own regular candidate for a political Abolitionist, six or seven hundred for a nondescript, call ing himself a Conservative, and livo or ten thousand staid quietly at homo and looked on to sec the fun. By this wise and patriot ic course, thoy have gained a Tory Gover nor and State Officers, a Tory majority of near two thirds in the Legislature, and a Tory Senator to sit fur six years in tlio seat which the renowned "man in the comer," Mr. Perry Smith has so gloriously filled for thu last six years. To ho sure, this is all very well, if they like it, Connecticut wants 'a tariff to pro tect her labor against foreign competition, and of course it's very well to send .oi;t M. Xilcs to thu Senate, to vote with tho South em free traders for half a dozen years to come, as Perry Smith has donu for half a dozen years past.. Connecticut wants hurt share of the proceeds of the public lands,,' thu lawful properly of the Slates of thu Union, and of course it's vem well to send ! a man to Washington all of whoso elTorts 'will bo aimed nt throwing this into tho old " corruption fund," to buy up thu Western Stales. Connecticut wants a sound currency to revive her commerce and manufactures, sho wants tho credit of Tho Union and tho Slates kept inviolate, she wants her laborers to receive wages tjiat will keep thcin us they over have been, a cheerful, honest, intelli gent population ; what bettor course could shu devise than to place half bur power in the Senate of (he United States, in the hands of n man who will uso his utmost exertions to embarrass Government in all its attempts to better tho currency, who will hu the se cret or open advocate of repudiation, who will recommend the sirpence-a-dau svstem of tho European kingdoms to tho imitation nf her laborers, and who will stund'us Pony Smith has stood, in direct opposition (0 eve ry thing that will advance tho interests of Connecticut, of tho North, and of the Un ion. Every Whig in Connecticut who voted against tho regular Whig candidate, every Whig who stayed away from tho polls, un less compelled by strict necessity, proved a traitor to tho intents of his countrv. and a disraco to thu party whoso name ho claims to hoar, and should bo treated us such. If Connecticut nlono was to reap tho reward of tins recreant spirit, if her interests alouo were to bo thwarted by this Tory triumph, wo rould well cqnscnt to bo silent. But it is not so. This blow ii struck nt thu whclo North,-- at tho welfare of t10 Umon. Let then, receive tho condemnation thoy so y deserve from the Ilal)jf of ,,t,ir - (p brelliH-n in tho Whig cause. Pass round tho word, "if fin again.' hit 'cm hard f they have cot no fnrwh '" THE CAUSE. Tho Whigs havo lost Connecticut. Wo wero about to say how, but it is useless to multiply words upon a subject of tlint kind. Yet it is worth whilo lo sco what causes nro assigned for this result, so unpleasant, if not so unexpected. The Now York Evening Post, n regular Loco-foco, and a consistent frco trado paper, gives tho following opinion : " Wo aro the moro pleased with tho result in this State, because tho battle has boon fought chiefly upon tho question of protection or no protection. Tho democratic papers havo con. ducted the contest with groat ability and spirit, and tho friends of the absurd and pernicious re strictive system, were defeated in argument, long before they wero defeated at tho ballot boxes. It is to be hoped that llio democratic party, in all the other States, will prove as faith lul to tho broad and benevolent principles of their creed freedom and progress as tho in tolligont and incorruptible democracy of Con necticut have done." So, then, llio Locc-focos havo triumphed in Connecticut upon tho unti-tariff question. Thoy have avowed tlmmselves opposed to protective duties on foreign productions, and thus havo defeated the Whigs. And it is to bo hoped, says thu Post, that the democratic party, in all tho other Status, will provu as faithful, itc. So that tho Loco-foco soi ill- sunt democratic party rallies on the anti-tariff ground. Let them stick to their doctrine. NEW YORK. In January 1810 tho Legislature of New York passed a law appointing Tiiuni.ow Wnr.n, editor of the Albany Evening Jour nal, Primer of that stato (or tho term of four years from and ufier tho passage of tho act. During tho present session of tho Le gislature, a bill has passed tho Senate and House of Representatives of thu same stato, repealing the law of 1840, removing Mr. Wkkii from his office, and providing for tho nppointnicpt of another man in his place. Governor Seward, ever anxious to gratify thu Tories when ho can do so'withoul any sacrifice- of principle, and knowing that thoy havo lately exhibited a marvellous fondness for tho "Royal Prerogative," or, as Chas. J. Ingersoll would say, for tho " Tribuiicu- tial rolcnlialiti," has vetoed the bill provi ding for tho removal of Mr. Weed. Wc arc not ourselves over inclined to defend the exercise of thu veto power in any case whatever. But as thu Tories have lauded Captain Tyler so extravagantly for his man liness and independence in vetoing the Bank bills of tho extra session, wu shall expect to sco them throwing up their caps for little "Wily Seward" in consequence of this ex hibition of his "Democratic tendency." Wc aro concerned, however, to seo theAIbany Argus exhibit so mucli feeling on tho occa sion. Tho editor of this paper seems to he losing his temper. Ho don't appear to relish tlio " independence" of Governor Seward. Ho evidently begins to entertain some doubts wdiolhur tho veto power is, afler all, so very " Democratic." Poor Croswell ! " Pity the sorrows" ijj-c. Lord Ashburton has arrived at Washing ton, and on Wednesday, called upon the President, at whoso house all tho beads of Departments wero present. Attended bv Mr. Webster ho then visited the Canilol. 1 while the Houses wero in session. His Lord ship lias mado a very pleasant impression al ready, and the courtesy of his manners promi ses to make him very much esteemed and heartily welcomed to the gailics of Washing ton life. With respect to the precise objects of his political mission nothing further has transpired. ETlio arrival of Lonn Asiiuuhtox, Minister extraordinary to this country from Great Britain, is an event which cannot fail to he highly gratifying to all who aro desir ous that the causes of dissatisfaction, now ex isting between the two countries, should bu amicably adjusted and placed upon a perma nent basis of harmony and peace. That this Nobleman is very sincere in his desire that Great Britain should maintain the most friendly relations with tlio United Slates, is universally believed. With such a disposi tion, wo confidently hope ho will be met in n frank and liberal spirit by our own Govern ment, and under such circumstances, it can hardly bo supposed that tho negotiation will prove unsuccessful. Wo have as yet heaid no person named as likely to be appointed by tho Administration to negotiate with Lord Asbbiirton. Perhaps the Secretary of State intends to manage our side of the question, in person, as wo understand the minister ex traordinary lias taken a house, adjoining that of Mn. WitnsTitR, on Piesident squaro, at Washington. But if it is the design of the President to appoint any other person thai the Prime Miuistci, wo know no man, al ways excepting Mr. Ci.av, (and he will not probably be appointed,) who would conduct tho negotiation on our side with greater abil ity than Juii.v S.vnnta.vr of Pennsylvania, and tec hereby nominate that gentleman for the office in question. tt?Tho Washington Globe is getting to be 0110 of tho most fastidious journals in the country. Tho Editor of this paper has late ly been engaged in tho interesting occupa tion of lecturing Ex Pnr.sinc.vr Adams for his "had manners" towards his brother mem bers of tho House of representatives. Af ter having exhausted tlio vocabulary of com plimentary languago upon such notorious bullies as Bymiin, Duncan, and Wise, to say nothing of tho habitual blackguardism of thu Globe itself, tho sensitive Mr. Blair is now puiniueling the venerable Ex Piii:sini;.vr most unmercifully for his "bad temper" "bad taste,'' "bad manners," "indecorum," nnd "brutality ! ' Thu occasion which cal led out those "gums of rhetoric" from tho "great Globo'ilself" was as follows. Tho courteous Mr. Chatlcs J. Ingersoll of Phil adelphia, in replying to a speech of Mr. Ad ams, took occasion to chatochiso tho "ven oruldo member" rather impertinently in re gard to certain poi lions of his speech, whereupon Mh. Advus quieily remarked that the "gentleman had said nothing irhidi he deemed worthy of a reply 1" What shock ing "brutality "III Tho Steamboats Bukmnuton and White ham, commenced their regular trips on Tues day last, under tho command of Captains Siinn.MAN and Lyon. To those who havo passed through tho lako on thesn splendid boats with their experienced and accomplish ed Captains all praiso would bo useless and superfluous. To thoso who havo never yet enjoyed that pleasure, wo can only say that they havo yet to learn what is tho perfuclion of travelling. The Legislature of Mississippi have voted not to rccoivo the share of tho proceeds of tho public lands accruing to them under the distribution law. From having hoard this subject so often mentioned in connection with "State debts," they havo probably been led to beliuvo that by accepting tho former, they would bo obliged to pay the hitter. Il is a great pity that these rascals who aro so impudently trying toswindlo their creditors out of their honest duos, cannot ho bionght under lliu power of such a law as we have in Vermont for tho treatment of drunken vag abonds, and persons non compos. This law provides that the Selectmen of tho town shall appoint guardians over such persons, who shall take charge of their properly, pay their honest debts, and then publicly "forbid ali persons trusting them," without their order. Thu last part, however, wc think would bo unnecessary in tho present case, after the cxpcriuncc their creditors have already hail of ilium. Winn Victory is Ni:w York. Old Dutchess county, for the first timo since our organization as a party, has elected a Whig majority in her Board of Supervisors. It now stands II Whigs to 7 Locos last year S Whigs to 10 Locos. 05Tho Senate on Saturday confirmed the nomination of Saml'i:i. Printiss, Judge of tho United States District Court, for the District of Vermont, vice Judgo Paine res- 3nc,1 For tho Frco Press. Mr. Editor, I wish to call the attention of the good people of our village, through your columns, to tho propriety of undertaking somo slight works of public improvement at this season. It is universally admitted by strangers that our village is, during tho sum mer season, ono of the pleasaniest spots on earth, with its elevated situation, its hike, its , shade trees, and all its beauties, but it is almost as universal a compla'nt, that wc do very littlo compared with what wo ought,' to- wards improving our advantages of situation and tieautilying our village. Now tho shores of our lako would a fiord tho most delightful walks imaginable, of u summer evening, if tlio least pains were ta ken to render them neat and accessible. It would require but a very trilling expense to lit up tlio old camp ground with n light fence or rniliii'-. Invul it till iitlf knmi if mint c -.a to render it a promenade unsurpassed in beauty by any spot on earth. Nothing but some slight improvements of this kind, aro wanting to make it rival tho celebrated New York Battery ; indeed the sunsets upon our lake arc said to surpass in richness thuo ofN. York Harbor, and even thoseof the far-famed Bay of Naples. At present the camp ground is a receptacle of all tlio filth of tlio village, and from its slovenly appearance is 11 disgrace to the inhabitants. If I am not mistaken this spot is under tho control of the town, nnd I hope to sec some measures taken immediately to render it a more agreeable resort for our ladies and gentleman who wish to enjoy a view of sun set on tho hike. Tho expense, as was be fore said, would bo next to nothing, while the beauty of that part of tin: village would be greatly increased. All that is wanting tu c file 1 it, is that somebody should move in the matter. Who will have public spirit enough to do it ? li. A follow in a rago throw his walking-stick at the corporal thu other day. What do you think the corporal said to ml Come, comu, nono of your rhi-canc-ry ! said he. Munii.c, Marcli 27. A horrid tragedy in real life was enacted on Friday night last, at the Theatre, behind tho scones. Mrs. Haiublin killed her husband, Mr. Ewing. They had quarreled and parted some timo since, but recently n reconciliation was ef fected. Thoy both bad parts in the ploy going forward, but between the first and "second nets of tho piece, Ewing went to the dressing room followed by his wife, where nn alterca tion took place, in which it is said lilfsi'fudk' her n suveru blow, on which sho drew ;i dirk and stubbed him in soveral places, but a wound given in tho chest was the cause of Ids death. Ilo lived about fifteen minutes, during which time she manifested much so licitude for tliu result, and seemed to feel deeply tho enormity of tho crime, should it result in death. When it was found ho was about to die tho doors were closed to prevent her escape, but sho throw u cloak over hor (being dressed for her partasn pagohnd jumped from a back window of the theatre, about ten loot Irom tho ground, and escaped. It is probablosho is secreted sotnowhoro in tho city, and vv hen tho excitement blows over, will deliver herself up. Tho fact of hor hus band having struck her will savo her from anv scveio punMiniont, as iho warm sympa thies ofour people are always in tho way of a strict administration of stern justice. Eight hunters (two from four companies) recently arrived at St. Louis from tho Uocky mountains, for provisions. Thoy staled that there wcru fourteen feet of miovv on tho mountains, and that tho hunters wero out of provisions, and likely to perish. The snow had been tremendous during tho wholo win ter. Thu Missouri, when tho snows melt, will pour down a Hood never witnessed. lIllIGirro.V.aiAHKI'.T. Monoav, March 21. From iho Hoston Patriot. Al mart-el 20 llccf Cntllc, 2a pairs of wnikinc; ox en, 15 Cow niul Calvcj, 330 Sheep, and 1CC0 Swine, I'rices Hcef Calllo A few clioico calilo SI. We quote tlrst quality nt 5 50 1 a 573 , second quality 1 75 a 5 25 1 third nunlitvSl a 4 50. Working Ox, n-S70, t0 50, S35, 8!K, nnd 8110. Cows and Calves Soles nt S JJ, S'.',, and 20. Sheep -Su'osat $2 75,31 50, SI OOnnd $4 50. Swine -Lots topeddl" 4 cents for sows nnd 5 for Harrows. Largo Hoss 3 l-l a 3 l-?for Sows, 4 M a 1 1 Ccfor It.irrcvv., t t f.a. 1 t 1 2 to6c. TEMPERANCE NOTICE. Tlioro will bo a meeting of Burlington Total Abstincnco Society this cv tho Court House, at half past b!x o'clock. KlQirirS(S(3 In this town, on tholaih inst. by Rev. J. K". Converse, Mr. Samuel M. Porn, merchant, to Miss Lucina A., eldest daughter of Geo. A. Allen, Esq. In this town, on the 10th Mr3. EMnttME A. T.ANGsitonn, wife of Air. Jajics LANcslionr., formerly of Colchester, aged 33 years. On Saturday morning last, atlhe residence of S. If. Pcasloc, Esq. in this village, Mr. Horace Pr.Asi.nn, in tho i'Jd year of bis age. Tho sud den death of this modest and amiablo young man is a deep afilirtion lo his aged father, to an only brother, and a numerous circle of at tached relatives and friends. It is ono of those mysterious providences, tho reasons of which Iio boyond tho view of mortals. On Monday ho was engaged as usual in Ids business j on tho evening of that day, ho attended tho annual meeting of tho ' Tiro Company,' of which ho was a member, on Tuesday ho became ill with inflamatiun of Iho lungs, (which were found by a post mortem examination to have been lonj diseased,) and died Saturday morning at 8 o'clock. Tho suddenness with which ho passed from the scenes of activ e business lo the tomb is ap paling. And the early death of this interesting youth has awaked the attention and sympathy of this wholo community. His funeral was atten ded on Sabbath afternoon at 5 o'clock. Tho Boxer Hngino Company, of which be was an esteemed and aitivo member, in uniform and with appropriate badges of mourning, convoyed him to tho gra"c. Thus has fallen another of our young men, who, by native atniablencss, integrity and ex cinplary life, had endeared himself to a largo prjvidence, " Prepare to meet tliv God" II . . ....... JV... I....... . - I I wluiein the Son of .Man comoth." Geobge l Marsh, ) IX CHANCERY. A.-"' I. 1 IIITTCNDr.V COCSSTV. James Killix. ) Whereas IScorae 1'. Marsh of Burlington, in isf. County, has fi'cd in the offlce of tho clerk of tlm court of Chancer) for eaid county, bis Dill in Chan cer), asainsi Janus Inlliti of the city, couniv, sjii sta c of .New 1 orx, iberctn Malinc, that on lb sixth, day of Uijust, A. I). 1340, the said Jimu Killin wa '".-n S totho - wi Ofse 1'. Marsh in the sinner 1d0,C0, ns specified in fuur promissory no!c, bear ins date 61I1 AngiiM, A. II. Ilt, mc for 8150,80 rnyablo in rule year from daf, nnd ihice, for 3100,00 each, payable in two, llirte, an I four years from thtir date, revpe-Uivily, with interest, and to secure iho payment 1 f llio said sum of money, the said Killin, on the sama Gib day of August, A. D. J540, made, executed, nnd delivered to the said Marsh, his inajt KigedeMlffaiiarctl oflami in llurlios'.on aforesaid, 1 ounded Northwardly by North street, Fasiwardly by a line parallel mill the new road 10 the Falls, and len rods distant and Kastwnrdty therefrom, t'ourh wnrdly by land in ihc possession of Usiliawsy, and Wcstwartlly bv said new road. Also, one oilier par cel, hounded Northwardly by Nonh s'rcrl, F.ast ward y by .Maiden f.anc, Southwardly bv landa of" Spear, and Wcstv.ardlv by a line parallel with Maid en I.ane, and ten rods distant Wcslwardlv therefrom 1 And further statin:: that the said notes had not heen paid, and pr.iyinj: said Court 10 decree to said Marsb the foreelo-uro rf tho said premises. And the said .lame-. Killin residine; out of tins State, so ibai a Sti. pens cannot bo served upon him, it is, therefore, or dered lint the aiJ James ICilhn be and appear before ihe said Court of Chancery, 10 be ho'den at Iiurluif ton within and for the ouuty of Chittenden, as a Court of Chancery, on Iho fourth Tutiday of May next, anil make answer in said Hill ; and 11 is, al6o, ordered lint the subs ance of said Bill, and this or der, be published three weeks urccssively, in "The Hurlinston Free I'rcs" a new-paper printed in aid Ilurlioglon, Iho last of which publications to be at least tvyenty days before the sitting of said Court as aforesaid, which shall bo dtcmed sufficient nolic lo the sai I James Killin to appear and make am war la said I!i I. Ilurhngton, April I3th, A. D. IS Wm. NOBLI1; Clerk. Wuma;i H. lYvoof STATU OF VF.ItMONT, vs diitttnden County t. ItoncaT N. Fuck. In Chancery. Whereas, William II. Flage of llurlingion in tke County of Chittenden, on the Bib day of April A. D. 1 3 1, tiled 111 the office of Iho Clerk of the court ef chancery within nnd for mid County of Chinendtii, his bdl of complaints ngain-t Robert N. Flack, cf Willis! oro' in thu State of New Yoik, scttin forth in substance, that the said ltolxn N. on the" tenth day of .May A. I). IS-!?, executed to the said William II. lour promissory notes, each for the sum of on hundred and seventy-five dollar-, payabls in one, two. three and lour yearfroin date, respeeliuely to lliefaid William II. or order, with intercM, til dated the same tenth day of May A. D. 1833; that, 10 secure tho payment thereof the said Hobert N. on the same tenth day of .May, A. 1). 153?, by his deed of that date, conveyed to tho said Wlulliam H. half an acre of luuJ lying on Champlain Street, in the Mllafeof liurlington, bung nan of quarter acre lots No. 71,7! ami 73, being the homestead or bouse lot cn which Zenas Flaig, hie of sa d lliirhnston, deceased, last re ide 1 vvi li a condition thereto, annexed, that if iho said Uoberl N. In heirs, execuiorsor administrators should pay the said hii. ef money specified in said, four notes according to the term thereof I lien the eaid d'vd to be void, otherwise of force. And further act. lin; forth that ihc said notes had not been paid, nor anv pari thereof, and praying said Court 10 decreo that thoeaul Hobert ,V pay 10 the said William It. the said sums of money and llio interest thereon, and costs, bv 11 short ilny to be appointed by said court, nnd in default of such payment, that the said; Uoberl N. nnd nil persons claiming under him, may 1c for closeil of all equitg of redemption or claim in and to said mortgaged premises. An I wherca, it appears to f aid court that the aid ltobert N. resides out of ihe State of Vermont and lltal a suhpa-m innnot be served on himi Therefore, ihe Co irl aforesaid doth herd y order that Iho said Hobert N. bo notified and leouired to appear before said Court on the first day of the term thereof next to be holden nt Hurlingion within nnd for nid Co intv of Chittenden on ihc fourth Thursday of May A, D.18I5, nnJ malic answer to said I ill of complaint, by publication of thii order, containing tho substance of nid bill, three weeks successively in the llurlimrtnn Free Tress, a newspaper printed in said llurhnglon iho last of which puMicstions to be at enslteniy days previous la the comineneemcnl of the said term 01 said Court net to be held nt said llurbnytonon tho fourth Tuesday of May IS4'., ns ntiiresai.l. iViveri under my hand at eaid Uuilmpton this tkh day f pril A. 1. 1PJS V SOPI,i;CNik-,