Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, January 6, 1843, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated January 6, 1843 Page 2
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ltt tha notion of medicines throufih the nervous ays le.n eitcrnaily. that ia, to show that their IntUonrs miy bo diffused through the ayslom by Iho transmit aioiiof tha "ncurtnra." Dr. II. Btated that no such eiperinienls' h.tu boon previously tried on Mra. R., but that, in consideration of her impressibility, hu diil not doubt of their succesj. Tho lirat experiment mide consisted in placing a picoo of silver in tho hiniofMm.lt., which was held at thu same lime by Dr. U. In effects woro described by her as u.t pleasant. Itriintiii;, and stimul-itim;. Tho effect of (old applied in tini samo manner, she represented as pleasant ana; jming nni tho c!leet or steel, the I described a unoleasant but r-ithur srr..n(tib..ii!itf. I , - ... ... ... ,, . The influence of the ateel, sin thought morn benefi ., . , . .. . eial than that of tho s.lvcr. To ascertain what would be the tmic influence f steal, winch ii clnasod as such in the matciii inoiica, applied in this man nar, I)r II , etcitel tho organ of "relatilion," and (immediately after pl.iceJ the steel in her hand, 3ha unn remarked that it pouched, in aim; degree, a counteracting agency. Dr. I!., next an died two of hia finjers to her index fng.T, whilo her attention w,ii otherwise engage.! and, in a few momenta, she Minplained of a heating and irritating effect. The rviso of theaa symptoms win now revealed by Dr. B'e hnlilin np hia lingers, winch had on them a smili tjlmtity of pjrtdere.l mjatard, alio averring that alio vr.i not conscious that he was iiMiig any medicinal oibstince. T.ns experiment was repeated by Mr. Rdlow, who took a large quantity cf nvsta'rd on his fiugiTH and .applied them 'o hers, when shs saiJ tint she felt tha irritating influence more dwincily than before. In reply to the interrogatory of Mr. I)., whether ulia hid njver Ivfoic experienced these in fl-ionics ill handling; m tals, she sail llu1rlioli.il occasionally felt miii.) such cffiet, but hi J n 'vor paid attention to the sulijjct. Dr. II. now varied the ox nimnnnl l-i1i tin, viuw it..,-i!i., In ui'.l ., .nl the efh-t might be ascribed to tha ncurauric infill t.w. Mrs. 11. Iieid tho mustard and oilier tubstan ' morn than a ... ,i.. '.i. ..o'. .. . I.!., . I ia; ii i'.i ...iJiii'ii. un.. i i Mui riu.i i is hin.l in ootiia"t with any aubstmec i isur. ti. nut ins uni t i.t cmiia"t with any in her hnl, tho tli'ct, shu said, rugui to be much mnro tliolinetly I ! t . I lia mtliieiiro of mill was nest Irioi twice in eucecxioii, and each time it produced, aha slid, a weulc-ning nnd telaxing eflict. Dr. I). . . ... ..i. .....i :.. u,... u.n i . a.M.n u..t. 1-1...11.. t II." 'l H -I. Ill llvl II. ,11.1 I 3HI.1II lllll ill,, I ILU'IICII .VI VI hpirits uf Ntiro, h holding it at tin amm time, "nt -axpactriE mu.-h eiTscl from tlm, the intention of the company wai inoinentaiily directed to other objects, whan .Mr. tninan, observing that her cym were clos ed, and that aha was gradually sinking from her clisir, he nll.-d tho attention of Dr. Br. u his patent. Tin phWI wa immedi it.i'v rcmnvad, the inll icnco dissiptled from tha frontal pirtion of the brain by jiiaansof pass.-j wiih ihe hand, and tho oeeipital or Bans were s'.imulati'l to restoro the balan.-e. As this ed'aot waj imuvju'ted, t'1.1 phi-il was vximincd nl fo in I to cintan 1'aregoris I'.li iir-a ms.lleina which, whim takan in larni diaes, prod.ieca a car eotio offj:t. A paper ontiinh; Dover's Powder, which, 1,1(0 tha lai, alao contains opium, wa now bands) by Dr. Kjrrv, to Dr. 1!.: and this being f laoil in the hand of Mra. II., aj hnfjre, fl.'cls simi sr to this? of tin INreg oric P.lnir wcro manifested, jyiih the addition of pain in the aide. Dr. II. ntxt attempt! to a'mw the control which rin ba exercised over rep. ration, by exciting the ap propriate rerebral oreant, called by bi n '-inspiration, xpiraiioii, and roitraiut." U,tder th intluenco of tha latter, tha movements of tlu- cheit b::ame alow, nd partially arresKd. Dr. It. now tried to exci' ih i organ of playfful neas, but without any very marliod cllVt, which rc ault In: oxplaiiud by aaving that her rcll 'Ctivn faeul lies were hali.tua'ly predominant, nnd t'lat under tho embirraninginll lenea nf ihe co'iipany -iling around in Jtilencs and watshing hi r oountimnco, it was not always practieablo to excite perrrpii'.dy any livoly or pleasant emotion, more eipiciilly ns sueh einolijn xraseomrary toher hali.tuslaiate of inind. Dr. B. th'jn proceeded, at tho request of tho iiani mittee, to excit i the organ of ealeuljlion. She im mediately drew back from Ihe company in n state of :eming abstraction, and fixed her n?.e intently an a house nil too opposite s.do of the street j and on being Hiked what attracted Iht iilten'i in, alio replied that he was counting 'he bricks i i the wall of thu house, tiha then arose and a ked in tha window, and Mill eema.1 intent 0,1 lur fivorito object. Wenowat tsmptad ta iidi"nle her strands propensity, and to dissuade hfri'iom this ainphyment, hot she insisted with much earncs'nuss that it waa both very aE"0-3-b'e a-.J very rational. Dr. B. next excited tho moral and selfish feelings ultcrnat'dy, five or six times in suecrssioii, with the view of calling off her attention from surrounding ircumstancjs, "by the lively pliy of her own f.'t-l-inRS. Tha former the deser lu-s as agreeable, and the lsttor as producing a disgrteab!c excitement whith would no doubt havo an iiij-iriuiseff'ct on her char :ter. As ho touched several minis among the mor al orrans in succession, bis hand nt length reached mat of l'irmne33i and as he ccited this organ and that of its anngonirt, f'oar, sho remarked that the f irmcr eeiii:d toinerca?: her oner ;y, whilst tha latter appeared to cnfehlo or relax ihe 'system. To pro (ijen n unequivnrsl physical mahifeitntion, Dr. Iliiclianan excite! alternattly the organs producing physical sonsibility cr spnaibiMty to pain, and on ihe other ban I tlu orgini piolucing hardihood. Under tha infliieiico of tho latter, ha riq csted her to remove a r'mj from her finger, which aha ossify too!; oJT as J rcjiUced. Til !'i having exci-t ud scnsib'lity to pain, sho was rcquioied to t.ik'j oil' the aamo ring, but after several aitempta. sSngave i: up, as causing too much pain, on account of ti'ht nesa. Sho tri:! aih;r ti.igj upon her fi.ig.-rs, and faun.lthat Ihey also w era Uo tsjht, to bo rem n-.d without cut" "g iott pai.i. Hardihood b.jing noiv re excited, alio rem jved the rin; with ease. To show ho i.v compli to mi lur insensibility to pain under this mil I-'liri. Dr. Jt. r,.f.,,Mql"'t n'lo ,if tlm i-nm niltt i! to ofl'sr his knncklcai for a bbw from hers, to show which would evince tho greater sensibility by tho conta:t. Althiugh her haul was small ana1 rilher dilicaio. yet sho intlictol several blows in sueecssiin up n tho'knuckles of the gentleman win o.Tcred his, with so much .strength as to comnM hin to retire fro n tho unequal cantcit i whilst to Mrs. R., it seem-i-1 to bin matter of uuro sport productive of no pain whatever. Dr. B. nv.v chance I operations by res toring her physical sensibility, when she imne liitol y begin to feel tha pains from tho bruUing that her knuckles had just received. She naw appeared to sulfer much more than bar antagonist ; and on be iaj requested to strike again, she could not be induc ed to make moro than a centlo contact, which could carcely bo called a bbw. In this stato of extreme sensibility, Dr. IS. ngain roused her hardihood, and offsrod to repeat tha cxparimenl upon tho knuckles nut Ilia centicman upon tieen itredy perlorinel, was rendition of the painful blows: ami unon proposition being made to another of tho committee, ,- -.. - he also doelined. The cxpsn iif nt was, therefore, va ried by testing her muscular slreneth in grasping. On of the cn nmitito nlTered her his hand, when tho c.-esion of strength in thr grasp she cave, aa Dr. B. excited the "rgansof e iergvan I muscularitv, was indicated by tho fact tint it wrs too painful to bo borne. Hiving again rulaxeJ hr muscular sys'em, htr grasp ec)ma sa I'g'it J not to cause iholeast iiiconveiiieuce. Tlmio pys'.ologienl rxpetimenls were succeeded by rt -i -j" - - - . iiiuiuici, uiiiiiih nmtii unit! v.uiuils 'TSeB' WSrO sreralof more stribnif and singular character. I mido for her relief, sho seemed quite recovered. On Dr. B. exciied ihe organ of l'ride, 1I10 exaltation of examination, this paper was found 10 contain the Kx which was nit conlinued more than a minute before ,rac, of Stramonium, (Jamestown weed). Ono of ihe arose from her ch ur and left iha compsny. She walked about the room in s.lence, and refused to ra turn to her ant to undergo expenmerts. Or. B. now approached her and etci'ed the organ of Humil ity, when s'io iinediatoly resum d her plaiv. Upon being asked tha reason that in lured her l" leave the chair, the aaid that she had felt an indisposition to sit thero and be irar.e.l at by n number of gentlemen. n"ha now seamed conscious of the impropriety of leaving the ca npany s abruptly, and promised that He would ml do si again j but n Dr. Ii. re-excited Ihe organ of Prid-.U was scarcely a minute 1 before .he arist from h r chair and acted as he hnd previ putiy aoia. Mia was now again sutninert ny eicit in; tile organ of Humility, and brought back to the o'nir. Dr. B. next excited, alternately, ihe organi of Skepticism and Credulity in the wonderful and super natural. As Mrs. It. tu sesffs a reflective and rath 1 pSilosi hicil intellect, and is hibituallj averse to believing to the marvellous, we were tho more sur prised at what followed, which was nothing less than an entire revolution in ln-r opinions. She had once been through curiosity to hear Mr. Miller, and folt so little interest, tho sii I, in his discourse, that she al most full asleep. Dr. B. now exeitsd the organs of credulity and tha belief in tho supernatural and wen derful, 10 ascertain how shs would regard Miller's doctrines under thcao infiuencca. With tho view to develops her sentunenl", conversation was kept up wiik her: and in a few moments, her oppos'iion to Miller's d irtrinei ceased, aid she professed t ) rejard them as extremely probable. Her cnunlcnaueo was irsvo nnd her manner subdued, as if undsr the influ ence of samostroni fieling, Soon sho became more decided in her convictions, an ! cxprcsced her entire belief in the opinion that the world would soon be destroyed, and that wo ought to prepare for that , great event. Some s uprie be ng esprcssed that one of hr MtPlligrnce should allow hcrselt to De so elo ctivtd and misled, she rcmaikud : "I would like to mislead you, too, for your own good." Ilerhutbsnd new gate expression to some surpris-, and laughed (t hrr creluhty which she took in great earnest, and evmtn leavnred to convert him to the same opinion Dr. Huehansn now stimulated skepticism, which brought her back to her natural frame ot mind, with more facility than it had been rhanged. fihr had juat been expressing the mosl entiro faith in Mr. Mil ler, at a groat and good man, and even ns a prophet 1 but, when her skepticism was excited, and s'io was liked whether she did not regard Mr. .Miller ns a prophet, ah replied, wild a contemptuous Inujii ; "Vet, and mm I," endeavoring, at the simo time, to ridicule his pretentions. Sho now not only disbe lieved In him but denied that 'ie ever had believed. To thie denial shendhered, till Dr. Iluchanan tnuclicj ne her forehead, the organ of memory, which instant ly rofalled the incidents 10 her mind, when sho con fessed, and laughed t her foolish credulity, firing now fully restored l" herself. Dr. II. remarked to her, that ha had nn doubt but that he could again make hrr believe in Mr. Miller. As she insisted that ii was unposrible, Dr. H. offered lo Isy wager that he raid net only bring her baek In ihesomeopinion, but lUw'so make her Miff in Joe Smith. Pfdirnf lb w-ir, she tyrecd to nuke ihcDoriara present f walcb f rsr.' ''Wihonld i 11 eitffffd it i. ducine, her to boliovein Miller, as regards tho dtstrue lion uf tho world. Tho Doctor reattmbed hia opera, liinsi nnd in less than five minutes, aha again con fcascd her faith ascarnestly as before. A proposition was now tnndoi to purchase her house, as, under her present conviction, tho could have no use for it after next April but lhii she declined, on tbc ground that It Would ha morally wrnilT lo hpII nronprtv rtn nnn to bo destroyed, etprcsiinq heir willingness, nt the samo time, to give a deed, without any pecuniary equivalent, to lake effect on the day detonated by Miller for thi earth's destruciion Dr. 1). now naked t.iiiv, iwi un ruin her, whether she would liketoisit the great city of ,1,., r 1..-1. -i. t. .:.... .no ,.ui unm-j, iu wuitu sue i jijiuw miirm-iiivciri wini much appaient pleasure. Hu next innuircd whether be.ieved in Joo Smith a golden plates ai coliten nlatcs anil his wonderful revelations, to which shu nnswercJ: " Why not I As thero were revelations in former days, why may there not bo nowl'' Sho seemed ready, indeed, lo pat entile filth in any wonderful or supernatural atory that might ba told her. Sho wns now restored to her natural stale t and recollectinc the transitions throucb which hIii hpd tiist nnssrd Imr surprise seemed to bs even greater than that of me cominitivo. Tho committca being about lo retire, Dr. B. in or der to place Imr in tha most ngrecabln condiiinn, touchod nn ornan producing enlivening effects, which h" denominates tits organ of lifvily. This produc ed so much buoyancy of spirit, that she moved about the room with girlish gayelyand lightness, and even offered todanca with any ono that would accompany her. Tho antagonist organ being excited, sho be raine dull and alow, and nt length unable to stir. I'rom this state, she was relieved by a slight re-excitement of tho organ of levity. Her h'isband ob serving tho fine ilfect ef Ibo action of this organ, to quested that its locality might be pointed out to him, so that he might c.xcito it whenever it became desira hloto enhven her. This being dono, Mr. R. held his fingers on the spot till he produced so much excite inenl that aha could not ennlain herself, but frnlirUed , , - , .. around ihe room as if under the influence of c.xhihr- ntinggis. Thtaexcessivc excitement o overcame her physical rowers), thai she sink oxhnuslod into a chair, apparently unwell with a chilly rigor andolherunpb as ant eeiisationi. It was now ncccss-ary for Dr. II. to use means for her restoration, which was speedily oil'i-eted by atiinulatine other portions of the brain. wnicn, no sau, re-cstauiishcJ a Healthy equilibrium. Siib-Cnminiltce met Nov. 2.'th. 1842. Present, Mr. Bryant and Dr. I'orry. Also, Major John Lo Conte, by invitation. Continued experiments un .Mrs. R. Iloforo proceeding to tho hnusa of Mra. R., Dr. B. performed, nt bis own rooms, several cxpirimenta upon n genlleinan, ( Jlr. O., ofthia city,) whom the Doetor ind discovered to bo slinhtlv imnrrsaihle. It aho.ild be remarked that Mr. O. had been a total His- believer m too renlily of the ncurauric influence, un til ha had felt peculiar soinslinna in hia hand, from the influcncu communicate! by Dr. B. Tho obioct of ihe fust experiment wes lo produce that somnolent mate, resul'ing from ihe influence of the front lobe of thourain, wlucli iiiuht he not inappropriately called nnintiUccliinlottdf-cintrhusttetp. Dr. H. request ed Mr. Brvant to nlace his hand on the outer nnrt of theforchsid of Mr. O. In this position. Mr. Ii. held bn handi. for several minutes, while tha rest wera olisurvjtig the countenance ol the subject. In about two minutes, we ttctectcita f 'iguiar appearance about Ihe oye, soon after wlueh Mr. O. remarked that it had pasicd ofl) nic.inuig that he hnd felt a pocu'iar in tl lenca which now cased. Mr. II , howetcr, contin ued to hold his hands in tha same position anil in nbnul two minutes more, tho cycles of Mr. O. be gin to quiver with a very rnpi.1 motion, nnd sradually closed. They opened again, winked and quivered al ternattly for a lev moments, anil finally closed firm ly. Alnutthis lime, we obsetved that his arms fell relaxed by bis side, mid mm of his legs resting on tho othtrfell to the floor, as if he had suddenly fillcn nnlcorj. W- "poke lo hint, but lie made no answer. Wn asked him whether he waa folly consciuus, nnd he no:lJd assent. Being now requested to open his eyes, he raised the eye-brows scvernl limes to their cxtremetl lirieht, atrelcmiiir mc memtiranc of Ihe eye' liits, ami ro ling the eyc-billa, as u malting a prent (ffortj but he did not ucceed even in getting the lids opart. Mr. U. wan allowecl lo remain in this state n few monirnis. umble lo rtlieve himself. Dr. II. then thowiMMr. Bryant how, m order to relievo Mr. O. to apply his fingers on tha Inc'; pirt of his head Tha finurs were npplied accordingly, nnd almost in stanllv theeyesnf Mr. O. fbw open, nnd ho was re stored to the commit! 1 of his speech. On resuming this faculty, he raid tint be Imd been conscious all the time, but tint it was utterly inipossille to open his eyeaor to rpeak, notwithitaiidinj ho had mado the p.-iateal effoit. be B. now attempted with his own hinda to pro duce nnimaUlcrp a condiiinn of the system in which the intellectual faculties are arrested, and conscious ness is destroyed, whilo the animal functions arc vig orously surname J. For cbut two minutes, Mr. 6. evinced no effect on his countenance averring that he wna no! conscious of anyimprcssioiibeingnudeupon him. His countenance, however, appeared rather dull nnd he soon give way under the symptoms of sleep. His cvts closiid, his head hung on one side, his limbs rdaxed, nn I his body rested in a reclining position, as if eomplc-tciv under tlio dominion of sleep. "Ho is siiorin?," remarked Mr. Bryant, Dr. II now nd dressed several remarks to his sleeping subject, wdiich receive! no reply or recognition. The brcathm? of Mr. O. va3 rather heavy, aceompani;d by a tliaht meaning m.i?c. Dr. B. proceeded to restore him, which was not nreomp'tshsJ so promply os in tho easo of intellectual sleep. It was nearly a minute be foro ho was fully recovered from hu sleip. He did not, however, bi-Iieve that l,e hail enlirelv lost his consciiusneit but upon being questioned as to what hid been sai I to him during his bleep, it was apparent that he had heird nothing. The committee now proceeded to tho house of Mrs. 11. The firM experiments consisted in the application uf medicines in the simo manner ns was practised at the previous silting, (or the purpose of ascertaining lo what extent a medicinal inllucn e may be imparted through ihe hind. Dr. Forry luving brought with him six different articles of the materia medica, eieh was tried successively; nnd ns none of thee parcels, ench beinc enclosed in double pnners. had nnv lnbels tho result could not be anticipated, ns the contemts of each paper were unknown, even lo IV. F. himself, A decided effect was usually produced in the course of .1.:.... I.. I -.'.I cr i i ... iiiii ly secuii. ii- i uiiu iiiusi ui me ciiecid w men aiu oc cur were similar to these observed in the usual mode ofadministciing such medicints. In those cases in which it was necessary for her to describe hrr feel. horn tlmexoer inu hi d "P"" M , bo sue- ;, ,n wJlin-?. nd -lo a"f9f''. " 1 '"i" -f.;cts would speak for them ! , Vinon l,. ,. sf'3- Inri'r'l to Sulphate of Qmnmo, however, , ,,-a, i,,.,, m.,1 , mn.h . ...... u. sv. ...u .ii...,..,!!! filill.1, UJ Ctillll 3, QS "cooling and strengthening." 'I he narcotics, howev er, told their own siory, and in language, too, admit ting of no two-fold meaning. V paper, for instance, was piaeea in ner nanus, (iintmg at the same time new ny ur. n.,) which speedily produced so powerful a narcotic ctlect as to create same alarm ; an I it was some minutes Dctore she could Lie recovered by Dr. ti. from its pnisanoji influence. As she was beinu re. s'orcd lo a stale of consciousness, she made several efforts lo vomit ; but after the lajiss of cicht or ten iuiiiiiics, uiiiiii w-nicii time various "passes ware the papers, which had been previously tried and found to produce an "irritating effect and copperish taste in tho mo ilh," and which was, therefore, laid aside for sutisequent trial, was now again presented. The ef fect, as it now pcrhans proved less irriisiiniTKhn An. scribod as "stimulating, heating, and exriline," to a ereaterdoireo Ihnn she could well hnr. Thi opened andfound to contain Cayenne Pepper. Anoth er paper was presented which induced narcotic and , sickening effects somewhat similir to those of the . stramonium, It was immediately removed, and ihe naner on beini? onent,d was found m ,ni.li,n.J Dr. II. now whispered to the Committee that he wouiu reuuce.urs. 11. to a staloof tliitdtihntss. Hav ing held his lingers for a few minutes on the appro priatc cerebral organs, Mrs. It changed her whole de porlment and sxpressom of countenance. Her face wure the timpleond playful expression of childhood. She jumped up and runobout the room with the quick awkward git ofa child, saying to each of the compa ny as she approached him "O! riva m llnl booka little book, will you get a little book ) cive ,n. . ItAnV knnl, milk n .1 K I ,1 . , m uvv, ..,11, piwiuca fiL-uy uuuk. va rious books and magazines were handed to her, but as she found litem, on examination, to contain no pictures, she invariably threw them on the flor, sy. np "ugly book!" The finger-ring of Dr. It. and the .brenst-p:n of Mr. flryonl attracted her particular a. tention. Sho endeavored, with childish eagerness ond owkwardnees, to gel possession of them, A young lndy who was present was introduced as her si'ter, nnd Mr. Ilryant as her uncle, both ot whom sue seemed lo receive as such, without hesitation or don't, llerhusband now gaveher nn opple, wiih which she began to ploy, throwing il nwkwardly to several persons! then lakinu several bites of it, tho ran about the room with childish glee, thrusting it in to the fae ofeterv one. Insisting nnnn ),; ii.:n. M bile. She was now ordered to sit down, wiih "the hrcat of tho rod if eho did not hehavo herself, which she instantly obeyed. She was soon engaged in oth er childish pranks, In the midst of which Dr. 11. re stored her tofcelf-possesiion, by exciting the anta"o ii's'ic organs. She appeared somewhat confused, and iclniiied no recollection of hnt hnd happened. Tine experiment was repeated by Mr. Ilryant, who placing his lingers ns Dr. ft. hnd previously done' caused similar phenomena. Mrs. II. ngain tried out for a little book, nnd appealed to Mr, Ilryant as her fother. After n lively- display of childishness, on ot tempt was made te frighten her after the manner in which children are usually alarmed by their nurses "Hnvoyuu never seen tho devil 1" said one of tho company i "ihrro he is behind you look look 1" pointing nt the enme timelawardsa genlleinan who Baton the oppoeil" sidonf tho room. She turned around timidly, started wiih a scream to run nway, and fell unon tho floor in violent nlorm. Whilst ly ing on 'he floor, she wns restored to herself by I)r II.. but sho knew not how shu had gotten into that po sition. Dr. It. nowexei'cd the orean or ,k.n,M.m ..a sheeuon evinced the highest action of the faculty, She r.diculed ibe idea f making experiments upon lb.f'eti":?d"'.n Z rZ11. lultmee" that sny flf-rtt Ui Lill prodded i.en her. in the early Dart of tho eveninc. either bv medi cines or by the application of tho hand. Sho denouno od Neurology os atidiculousnbstirdity, and endeavor ed to convince ono uf Ihe committco that he was quito iuis,imi;ii in iciicviui: in sucn a prcionacu science, ns thero wns ho reason at all in ilssnnnorl. She snoko of other sciences and doctrines, which sho denounced in similar terms, nnd dsclared that she relied only on iscisnnu experience ana int evidence ol hcrown sen ses. Whatever proposition wns advanced, ho would always assume the negativennd demand the proof of its truth. She denied tho c.xiaicnco of thunder and lighlnins, saying that as tho did not comprehend them, she did not of course believe In their reality. Being asked if sho did not bclicvo thai flro would burn, sho denied most positively that it would) and to prove Ihe negative, sho ran to tho healed slovo to place her lingers on it, nnd wns only prevented appa rently by her husband's grasping her hand, hu being unwilling that her lingers should be burnt for tho il lustration of science. Her mind was now, for a few minutes, alternately placed in a stato of profound faith and unbounded skepticism, showing how completely her belief in any thing was regulated by tho stato of tho two organs. The concluditifjoxpcrimcnts, which were by far tho most striking that the comimtteo witnessed, and, in somo points of view, wcro tho moat important, were designed to illustrate the nature and proximate cnuso olintanity. Insanity, nccording to Dr, Buchanan, is the result of excessive action of nparlicular organ which stimulates the cerebral functions, as fever, ho says, is dependant on n high excitement of tho organ of "calorlication." The "organ nf insanity" was first aroused in connection with that ofaney. First she bent forward with n silly laugh nnd placed her head in n grotesque atfiludo; her countenance was slightly diaior led and totally chnnged in expression i her general nppoaranco nnd the movement of her hands, presented a piduro which would be difficult to imitate or even to describe, but which may occasion nlly ba seen within the walls of Insano Hospitals. Shcgazed with a vacant stare upon Dr. Buchanan, who was smiling nt her o-bejono physiognomy, nnd remarked in a voice which sounded hko ilio ac conts of extreme old age "Young men must not laugh at old people." Sho was now aroused from this slalo, ' by exciting," in tho words of Dr. Bucha nan, "'hi region which produces sanity." She said that alio had just felt herself to bn an extremely old wo man, and that she had been looking nt the Dr.'a spec tacles, nnd hadn desire to ask him what they wcro. Insanity was again excited in connection with self esteem, to illuslrnto another of the various forms which monomania assumes. Tho expression of ihe countenance was as insane ns before, but the head was erect, and the eyc3 hid more of an unnatural lus tre. Somo desultory conversation ensued, in Ihe course of which sho declared that sho had created the world. In reply to)the query "When!" She slid "last year." To tho question, "How r" Sho answered with a silly laugh J' I I mixed some stones and sand nnd wnter, so," making nt the same lime a motion as though she were forming a globe in the hollow of her hand. Next, alio said, sho mode little men of clay, and put them to dry in the sun. Being asked when sho mado Ihe sun, she replied "Oh! that was beforcl made tho earth." She made other remarks equally oxlravagent, in perfect keeping with n monamimaof BoT-csteem. Her excited vanhyand pride led her to assume a very erect attitude andfto toy with her curls, .ia if conscious of her own beauty j and at length, rbo announced that she was Quecu Vic toria. This i ilimnlion not being distinctly under stood, sho repeated it in a more dignified manner, ris ing, at the same time, into a still more imposing and erect ntlitude. Bcins asked what evidence she cuild give of her royal power, sho replied promptly "The ...lonl-ilnn nt mi e 1 1 1,, irf a Vinrn .rmin.l mn" nn.t BUUIIII3IIUII V Il.lb HI'.'IIIU 1Mb , (IIIU, nt tho same moment, with a graceful and dignified motion of the hand, ordered Dr. Forry to bow. The Dr. boucd, and thus she proceeded among Ihe com nanv. nil of whom ocknowlcdced. in the same man ner, fsaltly to her sceptre, until her finger pointed towards her husband, who proved absolutely refrac tory. Finding, afior a second command, that ho would not evince Ins loyally by a bow, she observed, with n look of contempt and an air ol queenly uinni ty " He is beneath my notice j I'll pass it by." Dr. II. now solicited of her the appointment of prime minister, to winch she readily aceccacd. " vwiat ol. itaiinj .itui.i .iiiii. ur " will it please your majesty humble and liege subject 1 fice, said Mr. Bryant, to bestow unon your She replied, that his claims would be properly con ulercd, but that ii was necessary lor ner nrst to cor, u'l with her council. Upon this, sbegavo a Oignifi cd wavoof the arm, saying in a grave tor.i:, " KeTire." A I now turned from her presence, ,vrtntini Ilr. n her primo minister, to whom she immediately ad dressed the question " Wl.jinewsfrom the council?" ur. 11. repneu mat i'utliament had refused to piss the necessary appropriation bills, when sho rejoined "How e!o theydare to a'it thus, and what arelheit reasqiul" "They complain," siid the prlmo minis- cr, " that you have squandered the revenue. I hey must submit," said Mrs, It., and raisinz her tiffht arm, otclnuied-" With this hand I will punish them." "shall I sign their (team warrant I saiU Ur. 11. a question which at once made her pause in her deter mination. Then in 1 mora subdued and considerate manner, she asked her prime minister what policy il would bo best tu pursue in this emergency. He ad vised her lo adopt a conciliatory course, and to hush the leaders of the opposition, by bestowing on each of mem a lucrative oince. iiua suggestion orougni forth a burst of offended queenly pride. She repell ed the idea of using bribery, nBdegrading to her pow er and maicstv. "What then snail bo done about tha lulls saiel ur. is., placing, at itio same lime, his hand cn her head, in such n position ns to subdue this insane excitement. With a hearty laugh, as the spell wns now broken, sho replied " 1 ou may put them into your pocket, if you pleaso." These experiments bcina concluded, one of the committee, entered into conversation wiih Mrs. It. in the German nnd ! rench language, 111 both of which fthornnversed fluently : nnd beiorr nslted how mnnv language sho could speak, she replied, "fivcor six,1' To ascertain theextentof her lingual powers, Dr. H. excited, at the same lime, her orjans of memory and language. Under ibis inilucncc, she made a long re citation from the Talmud, in the Chaldaio language, nnd cliaunted, in a fluent and graceful style, the fifty second chapter of Isaiah in the Hebrew tongue, which fell upon the cars 01 tho listeners in the most impres sive, distinct, and plcasini: tone. These lamruises, which she learned in her youth, she hat now almost entirely lorgotien. Concluded next teeek.) WHO A HE THE SANE t " Who aro tho sano 1 It is now about six months since my friends, for certain reasons satisfactory no doubt to themselves, doomed me insane, nnd sent mc to this asylum to he taken care of until I should think and act liko them. 1 thought them to be deranged they voted mo to be so, and being tha ma jority, they sent mo off. For somo weeks past I havo felt great ileliing to seo how tho people of Brattleboro' who aro called sane, conduct themselves whether they arc liko my sane friends at home, bo last evening, making rather an unwarrantable use of tho liberty which our bonevolent Superintendent allows his pa tients, I wandered from tho Asylum, und soon found myself in the midst of their pleas ant village. 1 soon discovered lots of peo ple, old and young, grave and gay, wending their way lo a largo siono uuiiuiub so joined tho crowd. As I approached the buildinL', 1 saw posted on tho tloor, a hand

bill headed, " Great Attraction, " and un dcrncath, the fijjiiro ofa I'is. I was carried forward by tho throng, forced up two flight of stairs into a largo hall, without giving the door keeper an opportunity to put any ques lions about tickets. After n while tho poo pie became comparatively quia! ; and a man crniio torwaru leaning a misurautu looKing, half famishod Pig, and announced to tho spectators Hint ho Itho pigj coulel spell, cy phcr, or play cards as well as any man in Brattleboro'. I watched the performances attentively, and soon been mo convinced that his I'igship could do all this just as well as his muster who evidently directed all his movements. Tins thinks I, is no place for me, thero is danger of the wholu company's being seized and carried to tho Asylum, should certain fellows sro us here. I rushed for tho door, and soon found myself in thu street. After running till I thought myself safe, I slopped to takn breath and mnko observa tions. I soon discovored another throng of people passing me, somo singing, othors curs ing, but all hastening forward us for their lives. So 1 joined in again, nnd making up to a talkative, blustering fellow in the crowd asked him whom this multitude were going? 'Going!' said ho; 'going to tho Miller meeting, to he sure ; you'd better keep on, there'll bo high tinii's thero to-night. ' 1 trudged on wiih the rest, till wo nil cnterud n neat little church or chapel. Ovrrtho desk where the principal speaker sat, was a chart on which were all manner of beasts named in nc 00UK01 , aim ccnoin . i un u- .i i i. r r . .. .1 I ! .i. metic all worked out. 1 fountl on looking thorn through, work them which wny you i ''J. ! M. 'T" 18,B- hUJ tljflirfi snow, ssui my taiKaiiv com- panion who liml stinted liimsulf IjMsitle mc ' ' that tho world will bo burnt up in 1843 and a good many of our folks seo through it as plain as a sun in outlilion. ' The lecturer proposed to show from tho book of EsJras,iliat nil our Presidents who have died, have died in fulfilment of prophe cy. He admitted that tho books of Esdnts were called opocryphal, but insisted that tlioy were just as good ns any other book in the whole Bible ; mid I could'nt seo but (for his purpose) they wcro. " i lie lecture being closed, men ucgan a running flight between several unmannerly, ill bred 60311, (of rt largo growth,) at ono end uf tho house, and thu lecturer and brethren at tho other. It would puzzle a crazy man, surely to tell which party conducted with the most propriety tho disciples attempting to pray down tho rowdies, and thoso rowdies in turn attempting to scrape down them. In dividuals wcro called out by name, threats and taunts passed backwards and forwards, till tho house became) tt perfect bedlam. At this moment 1 could not refrain from speaking. "My friends," said 1, shouting at the top of my voice, "for heaven's sake, for your own sake, and for tho sako of common decency, forbear.', A moment's silenco on- sued : nnJ one cried out "Seize that man ; he's ono of tho crazy folks from tho Asylum." " So ho is," "so ho is," shouted a dozen voices at once." Ho shouldn't bo hero to disturb tho meeting away with him." was immediately secured and in the custody of threo good stout fellows, and was rather unceremoniously returned to my snug quart ers, from whencu I had so imprudently stray ed. " I think it will bo long beforo I shall pre sume to trust myself again amongst tho so called sano portion of ihiscommunity. Dif ferent people view things differantly but to my mind, I saw more really insano ones dur ing my late short excursion, than I havo mot amongst the numerous inmates of this asylum, and certainly I heard more shouting nnd screaming by half, than I have during my whole residenco here. I wonder how people determino who arc tho sane. Crazy Sam,' Vermont Asylum, Nov. 1842." CONGRESS. Tuesday, Dec. 27. Semate. Tho resolution of Sir. Benton call ing on tho President for information in regard to tho tiuintuple Treaty was brought up anu a iur thcr brief discussion was adopted. The Exchequer Bill of Mr. Tallmailge, was taken up and pusponeil till Tucfday next. The bill to indemnify Ucn Jackson for the fine imposed upon him by Judge Hall, was called up, and after some further remarks uy Messrs Crittenden, Linn, and Bayard, was referred to the Committee on tho Judiciary ; Yeas 23, Nays 1U. The Senate at an early hour went into E.e cutive Session. House. Sir. J. Campbell of S. C. cave no lice of the introduction ofa bill to suspend for a limited lime the operatt n of the Districting sec tion of the Apportionment act. i he bill lor the uepeal ot tlio liamcrupt act was then taken up, the question pending on the amendment ol Mr. Uave Johnson to the motion tocommit -nf Mr. Briggs, instructing the com mittee on tho Judiciary tn-morrow at I woo cloclt to report a bill for the entire repeal of tho law. Mr. baltonstall occupied his hour in an able defence of tho law and opposition to its repeal. t here were moro petitions he said before the House against .t than for it, and if it the law could be permitted to stand and be fairly tried in its salutary prospective operation, (its retrospective effects having now nearly ceased,) it would be approved and sustained by tho whole country. Ho wns in favor of amending it whero defectivo let the voluntary provision be stricken out, he Bald, tl it was the will ol the majority duioi re. taiiiinc it as tho basis ofa regular system with out which no commercial nation like ours could ordid get along. If this law was to be repealed ho feared it would be another forty years before such a law would auain be passed. Air. Dawson of Li. (Loco) mado a brief and snirited defence of the law. which he coiuidured emphatically tho poor man's law and the only measure ot ronet to ttiousanus wno wcro now in hopless bondage throughout the land, lie ex pressed his regret at beim; obliged in this mcas tire to differ from his party, and very pertinently warned them after they had forced a good law in a bad shapu upon the country, if they now effected its precipitate repeal just as it was becoming highly benelicial in its operation, anil ttitis oias tcdtlio hopes of thousands who were expecting relief from it, they would bo placing themselves in a bad condition betorc the country. Without further proceeding the House ad journeil. " THE DICKENS " HAS GOT INTO THE WATCHMAN. Tho last Watchman contains tho commu nication of Vermont, which wo declined to publish, in answer to what was written, somo timo ago, by Vermonter and ourself in ro garu to Mr. Uickens. 1 his communication fills threo closely printed columns in the Watchman, and Vermont seems to bo at dead loss to imagine why it did not appear in our paper. Ho evidently thinks it was not declined on tho score ofa want of merit Nor was it, exactly, for parts of it aro ox cccdingly good, and nro written with clo quenco anu ability. Jiut wo declined to publish tho article simply becauso we deem cd it rude and ungcntlomanly in its languago towards us, and thought, besides, it was writ ten in a bad temper, and worse spirit. The first half of tlio communication was altogcth cr ofa personal character, and proves satis factorily enough, (whatever other defects of e?tc it may possess), that its author is not in a very umiablo framo of mind. And, as wo did not supposo our readers, or tho publi generally would attach so much consequence lo Vermont's "private grirfs," as ho seems to imagine thoy aro entitled to, " wo took tho liborly to think " that the body politic would not suffer much, if wo excluded it from our columns altogether. Tho Watchman thought uiitorcntly, however, it seems, as it had perfect right to do, nnd therefore published tho communication, personalities and all. Of this wo do not complain for if Vermont is determined upon n porsonal quarrel with us, and this, wo regret to say, seems to be I bent, wo caro not how many hard names ho calls us in tlio Watchman. Wo only insist that neither hv, nor tho W. should garble our languagc,or misrepresent the simple tacts of the case. hat aro these Substantially as follows. A letter appears in the publ journals, over iho signature uf Charles Dick ens, ridiculing the American people in tho most scurrilous and vulgar language. W nrn absent from our post at tho lima of ils eppearnncr, and ar? unable lo tew ll papers FRIDAY MOKMNG, JANUARY 6, 1843. regularly, so that wo uru untiri-ly Ignorant that its genuineness had over beon susiiuc- tea. 1 ins is all well Known to Vermont, as . 1 ...i . i ,. ... .1 he now admits. On our return wo find this 113 I letter has boon published in many of our most raspoctalilo papers, und transfer it to our columns with such comments as tho cir- cumstanccsofMr. Dickon's visit hero, hisrc- ccptlon amonp us, and nn honest belief in tho authenticity of tho letter would natural- Iv nrovoko. Vermont is on tho ground at tho timo tho loiter first makes its appearance in our paper, and reads it, together with tho comments which accompany it, on tho very day of its publication here. Ho asks leave to write a reply to it, which wo cltocrltilly accord to him, as wo reckon him among our moslintimato friends, consider him a gentle- man, and suppose, withal, his reply will bo presented with reasonablo promptness. Well, timo rolls on, and, in tho progress of ... . . events, a steam s i n. from 1 10 " Scn-rrtrt Isle, " arrives at our wharves, bringing, from Mr. Dickens' own hand, a certificate, in which ho pronounces the letter in question to 11 forgerv. Vermont trtcrt very bravely and magnanimously comes forward, a fori- night or three weeks after tho publication of tho letter by us, with the consoqitential,semi- official tone ot ono who had known all about tho letter from tho beginning.and with a good deal of snccrini and in a very bad spirit charges us with dealing "unfairly " and"dis- honestly " with our readers, and declares, in effect, that wo havo knowingly " palmed off" upon them as a genuine production, " dis- honored," " forged," and "counterfeit" paper. Trite, ho accompanies this fierce dontmciation of us, intended for the public ovc. with a vrwalc communication, in which ha exhorts us not to " soften his auusc wc quote verbatim) " of us in the least, but to kick back as hard as wo please." Accor dingly, on this hint, wo "kick back" gently, and, in an easy, " good natured" way, in form our loaders that so far from our having uttered forged paper, knowingly, tho coup Icons youth, who brings the accusation against us, is himself the guilty offender and Ver mont now acknowledges that ho knew this hargc to bo utterly untrue when ho made it Under this state of facts, we submit with what propriety, with what "inimitable propriety," perhaps wo should say, Vermont can reprc sent us as being resolved on a personal quar rel with him I Ho first writes us an " abus ive " loiter, and exhorts us not to "soften it in the least : and when wo " kick back" his imputations, in accordance with our in structions, ho complains of personalties and waxes still moro fierce and warlike. But wo did riot think such a sham fight would bo very edifying to our readers and we accord inslv discontinued it. Now Vermont has al ready been informed, in a " private letter, which must have reached him before his last communication was published, that wo had no ambition for a personal quarrel with him Such a quarrel wuuld neither accord with our taste, or inclination. But wo fuel it to bo a duly, nevertheless, and wo hope wc shall always havo tlio pulso and spirit to pur- form it, lo repel impertinence and expose deception, from whatever quarter they may proceed, whether attempted upon our read ers, or ourself and fortius purpose wo have recounted tho simple facts of the caso in an swer to tlio article in tho Watchman. But Vermont very sagaciously observes that he cannot seo the wit of " callinrr a popular writer, a blackguard of tho coarsest grain Very well :-nor can wc. Wo certainly never bestowed that epithet upon Mr. Dickens. Wo applied it to the author of tho offensive loiter, after wo had acknowledged it was not written by Dickens. Nor did wo say it iVich for tho wit of tho tiling, but simply as plain matter of fact. Will Vermont declare war upon this position? Tho " Green Mountain State " next insists that wo had no right to repeat tohal wr. saiel tit him in a private conversation, for the profound rea son that wo can not hold aprivato conversa tion with ourself; but iho same section of country very prudently declines tho " some what formidable task " of amplifying upon this original idea. He will therefore excuso us for saying that wo regard his remarks about our holding a"privato conversation of our own, in which no ono elso should have any part," ns a very foolish quibble, nr. worthy of a full grown man and Vermont never would havo resorted to il, had he not been conscious of tho weakness of the charge ho mado ngninst us of betraying his confi denco. Wo merely repoatod what ice had said to him in a " privatu conversation and wo did this for tlio purpose uf showing that he had knowingly mado a falso nccusa tion against us in the very sentence in which hu charges us witli a similar offence. And for doing this, Vermont represents us as "at tempting to fasten a privato quarrel upon him ! " Now in all sincerity nnd good na ture, wo would ask Vermont if this docs not strike him as partaking somewhat of the "childish" and "shallow?" Thero aro many other things of a porsonal character in tho Watchman article, several errors of fuel and misrepresentations, which ought to bo noted and corrected. But we must bo con tented .wiih ono or two specifications. Ver mont represents us as having invited him to mako tho communication which wc rejected. Wo did no such thing. Tho statement is simply not true. Wo said " ho hail promis ed a reply," but wo neither "promised " to publish it nor asked him to mako il. Again Vermont says wo " characterized ii7 Dick ens'1 works asp olico reports." Wo did no thing of tho kind. Wo spoko of Dickens' as a police) roportor, and ho has literally been engaged in that occupation, Wo also said that his reports wcro vorv amusino-. and wo havo " been credibly informed " that such is tho fact. But Vermont is quito wrathy nt that tho gcntlonian who might bo thus flatter- rral Onvcrnment, even when under the dominion t our apology for publishing tho letter in tho ' was really Shakspcaro's equal, In tho, 1 v ' ' first instance, und says its "manliness is too judgment of iiaftVc Vcrmoiitets it would ho! FHIE. oxquisilo for comment. " Perhaps it is: ..a much moro correct way of interpreting Thu school houso near Penniman's, in Col let us sec. Wa said wo were led to regard such a compliment to account for it either on ' cheMor, was burnod down on Wednosday the letter as u 6eii fide production of Dick- I tho "plastering," or "potation principle." 'morning last, The lite was communicated. fiis"(ij iri7 from the fact that it had been M'e as such in stvtrul uf vur moil ret- prdablc journals, us that it was written in .1. - !ti... 1 1. 1 1 r. 1 mo sumo iciirniious vmu which nan loriuuti so conspicuous 11 feature 111 thu writings of so conspicuous 11 Icaluro 111 tho writings other English travellers in thii country. " Wo also said wo were glad Air. Dickens was not its author, and expressed tho liopo "that thu hasty remaiks wo madu upon tho ofien sivo publication might never bo justified by any productionrom tint ol an equally reprc- lionsioio ciiaractor liurcalier." 1 liu mean lug of which is, not that ho might novor write another such a letter but that he might nuv cr writo siicj a letter and all tho scolding of Vermont, (and ho certainly strikes us as uomg much moro expert at scolding, man at making syllogisms) can't torture if into any other moaning. Nor have wo any dosiro to alter tho apology in tho least particular, even to soollto tho petulant spirit of this sweet tempered "friend of Mr. Dickens." Ono . tt. ttt point moro ot a personal cnaracior. wo spoke of Dickens as tho writer of that let tor," and not as the authorof "Oliver Twist." But, says Vermont, Dickens is Dickens whcihoryou speak of him as the author ol a of a letter, or a book. Very true. But in the ono character ho may bo deserving of censure, and in tho other of applause. And this also strikes us as being too clear, even for tho " star that never sets " to misttfy vo ry successfully. Wo must, therefore, beg loavo respectfully to declino a perusal of the learned treatise of Gabler, on tho " Identity of self-consciousness," to which our quan dam friend affectionately exhorts us. Ver mont is " Gabbler" enough for us in all conscience. Thus much in answer to Ver- mont's attack upon us. Wo have spoken in plain lanrniar'o and without mincing our words, becauso wc thought the circumstan cesoftho caso wcro such as not only to jus tify, but to require it. Wo declined to pub lish the communication from tho very best of motives. Wo desired no personal quar rel with its author. Wc desire none now. But since ho lias procured the publication of his attack in a respectable quarter, wc have felt called upon to speak of it as wo have. Wo cherish no feeling of personal unkind ness towards the writer ot it. Wo would cheerfully extend to him tiio right hand of fellowship to day, if ho were here. If ho choso to accept it, wo should certainly grasp his with as much cordiality as ever. But if he should declino it, (though it would cer tainly occasion regret),' why then we should just thrust our " dexter paw " into our pock et, and go our way rejoicing, " with cqttan imity and composure." We hope our rend ers will pardon us for dwelling at so much length upon matters of a merely personal character. If wo havo offended against good taste in so doing, there is high attthori ty for the principle, (us Vermont well knows for ho is as intimate with the Greek classics as ho is with Dickc7is) that the blame must bo imputed to tho original njgressor for he it was who mado such a deenccf necessary The response to " Vermonter" ought to bo examined at length, for it is in realily much the best part of Vermont's commuiii cation, though, liko an Artful Dodger, ho ovades the true issue, the propriety of tho at tentions paid to Dickens in this country namely, and flies offinto a certainly eloquent, but somewhat sophomorical rhapsody in prai3o of that gentleman's works. Much of what he says on this head wc aro sure Ver monter would subscribo to but hu would doubtless still insist that thero is a good deal of low lifo in Dickens' characters, and some thing of the police reporter in his composi tion. Nor would he, in our judgment, bo tho less inclined to maintain this position eilher because " Lord Bacon took bribes and sadly soiled tho ermine," or becauso "Tristram Shandy contains scones of moro thanordinary vulgarity," or becauso "Shaks pearo himself was sometimes obscene." Vermonter would probably dnmurr to all these allegations. Hu would be inclined to ask, wo fancy, how tho faults eilher of Sterne, or Lord Bacon, or Shakspcare, could ruagnily Mr. Dickens into a saint, or elevate either his characters, or composi tion? And wo shrewdly suspect that Ver mont, witli all his logic, would prudently de clino " the somewhat formidable task of his enlightenment," Ho might, howeuer, resort to his syllogisms, for with them ho could provo almost anything. But Vermont con tinues tho argument (!) and asks, with great point, if Jack Falstaffwas a "spiritual phi losopher," or Dame Quickley a sentimen talist, or Caliban a beauty ? Vermonter would unquestionably say no and he might ulso enquire what if they aro not I Does it therefore follow tluit Sam Vellcr, nnd iho Artful Dodger, and Dick Swiveller, nnd Mr. Bumble, and Mrs. Corney are? And wo fancy Vermont would again bo compelled to resort to his syllogisms. Our hero next puts in requisition, soveral sentiments, given in honor of Mr. Dickons, by certain conspicu ous gentlemen who attended the Boston din ner, and then, in a triumphant tone, calls upon Vermonter to account for these, if ho can, on tho" deep potation principle." But will Vermont pretend that the t oasis offered at a public dinner, in compliment to the com mon guest, aro proper lesls to determino erary clainii, and literary merits t ror those "friends of Mr. Pickens," in New- York city, who danced intellectual hornpipes in honor of this spiritual philosopher, this may bo a very convenient method of settling such questions, but for us, hero in " I'ci niont," this summary manner of pronounc ing judgment' in such cases will hardly go down. Nor, if Dr. O. W. Holmes should chanco to introduce tho name ofa "popular writer," in connexion wiih Shakspcare, in to a s"eT wtcntled to be sung at sudt it fes thai, should we consider in proof portfire Many of tho sentiments quoted by Ver mont ato " well enough ii, theft wy, we nrj.it bo excused lor considering t soniuwnui extravagant, unti wa Cfttnot, 1 . . .... ihe life of us, ana how lliov tend in (ba le to prove lint liickum never was a" poll reporter," or that he has not drawa laree upon " low lifu" for hu cltaraclers, or tl were no foulish and " idlu parade. thero mado for bis " amusement and gratification ut iVcio York, and other places, durinf hi hnnf snmttrn nmniiff n. Tluit t,! iifrfamJ' in the commercial metropolis, who showmd thoir civilities upon him in such profusion that ho was literally compelled to oxhiWl tho certificate of his physician to convince them ot his physicial inability to dance with' llicm a second time, should bo somewhat nettled becauso any body else should pra sumo to question tho propriety of these pa rades, is perhaps natural enough. But wa think it cruel and unkind in thorn to apply hard names to tho thoso unsophisticated citi zens uf " Vermont" whoso natural bent it is to do so. Thero aro many other things in the rejoinder to Vermonter which ought to bo noticed, but wo fear wc aro trenching upon ground which our correspondent will cltooso to occupy himself and wo assura him ho will always ha a " welcome" con tributor. It is gratifying to us (tho il waa probably not so intended) that Vermont ac knowledges his ability and we hope wa never shall feel obliged to exclude him from our columns, cither on account of the rude ness of his languagu, his infii inilics of tumptr, or tho unamiabloncss of his manners. fXOur readers will find in our paper to day a part of tho report of tho committee of gentlemen in New York1- city on the subject of annual magnetism. We shall give the re mainder next week. The facts set forth in this report, as well as those which have btaa stated in different places in regard to other experiments, And which aro so well authen ticated that they cannot well bo discredited, will astonish those who have never witness ed theso " very curious " operatiofs. Dr. Buchanan is represented as a gentleman of an irreproachable character and great res pectability in his profession. Correspondence of the Free Press. Mo.vrpELicn, Vt., January 4, 1143. 12 o'clock, M. Tho members of the Constitutional Con vention assembled at 9 o'clock this morning, in tho Hall of the House of Representative!, and, on the nomination of Luther B. Hunt, Esq., of St. Albans, Gen. Kellogg of Rock ingham, was appointed President pro tern and Jeremiah T. Marstin, of the Montpelicr Patriot, Secretary pro tern. There was a very slim attendance, there not being mora than a hundred members present, and no opposition was mado to these preliminary nominations. Mr. Hunt prefaced his nom ination of Messrs. Kellogg and Marstin by expressing the hope that tlm Convention would not be! governed alall by party prej udices in making choice of officers I Tha organization being complete, thu convention adjourned till 3 o'clock, P.M. Gen. K. ia the regular caucus candidate of the Loco for President of the convention, and Gov ernor JiMinison will undoubtedly be support ed by tho Whigs the majority either way will be very small, as parties aro very equal ly divided. It is tho general opinion that not moro than one or two ot the proposed amendments will be adopted. Snow is four feet deep here. ETHAN. fjy We havo been several times of late indebted to Mit. Vntca, of Jacob's Expreis for papers in advance of the mail. Mr. V is entitled to great credit for his persevcranco in making his wny through tho snow drift so much ahead of Uncle Sam's team. CJTho third party abolitionists of this State would do well to read and reflect upon tiie following : Who ake roa FbsidomT The vofe in the House of Representatives, on Mr. Adams's motion to rescind Iho 21st Rule of the House, which excludes ill Peti tions relating to Slavery trom a hcaringor considera tion by the House, was as follows : Ayes. Whigs, EG Locos, 5 Total, SI vats. Whi, 1 1 Locos & Ty. 79 Total. 93 Locos from 1'. States volinrj .Vay, 45 Whifi nene. Whigs from 5. States do Aye, none. Locol It. ISAAC HILL'S OPINION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LOCO FOCOS. " It is amusing, occasionally, to look over tho columns of Hill's New Hampshire Pa triot, and observe tho opinions therein ex pressed of tho leading Loco-Focos ef tba Slate. There is no language of invective too strong for tho denunciations which that paper pours foitli ngninst ils quondum polit ic.! 1 brethren. Although wo have not been much accustomed to coincidence of opinion willi Isaac Hill, wo are, nevertheless, eon strained to believe he is very nearly correct in his estimation of the peculiar characteris tics of his brother Loco-Focos, None can possibly know them better than he does and there is consolation in the reflection that when rogues fall out, honest men are likely tu got thoir rights. The following sample of X 2 ill's opinion of his brother Locos, the lead ti of thu New Hampshire counsels, we have t.-.kcii from a recent number of tho Patriot, width wo happened accidentally take up." " rung the members of tho present Legislature .. aro certain men, who, (whilo they ore not cepa j i : penning a lepblo K115l.su senlence, end far less 1 de of composing one,) lo a candid observer op r, -. to be the originators and ptinie movers of all the 1 . irtant amendments and propositions brou"ht be to 1 the two branches. Next weeR wo shall coin m. .tec, (and continue for an indefinite period,) t r view and exposition of the knavery, dishonesty, intol erant tyranny, petty trickery, lo.rollinc, wire-pul luiS, meanness and mismanagement of the dictatorial nnd proscriplivoclicuo who have taken on thtmselvis the responsibility ot oriainatins new tests in ihnj.ni. ocratic ercadtho management of the State Govern ment, nnd tho plunder of Iho Slate Treasury. Is thowinj up ihcso gcnllemcn, o think we bhall k nbleto shuw the existence of a greater amount ofpe- tiuiui iiiiuu 11, iu luiiujtuui, iiiiiii one iii'iore Qisgrsrfa 1 K0 lilQ n.-iaiuiiuii mvm wi.it- - Trom tho stove pipe,