Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, April 7, 1843, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated April 7, 1843 Page 2
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WWm iHB.188 PACIFICUS: THE RIGHTS AND PMVILKQES OP THK EVRRAL STATKS is RKQAUD to SLAVER V Being a series of Essays, published in the Western Kmtrn Chronicle, Ohio,) afterthe election 1842. r a vino or otuo. Number III. crratsstOM or domgbtIc violence. The frsmcrs of our Federal Constitution act forth, in the preamble of that instrument, Iho objects for which It was entered into. One of these oblccts is "to Meets to ourselves and phostehity the slis iinos or iibesty." Mr. Webster, in his lute letter to Lord Ashburton. says, " Slavery exists in the southern States of this Union under the guaranty of our Federal Constitution.,' The patriots who fram ed the Constitution, declared thiir object was "to se turslheblessingscf Liberty." Mr. Wchstcrs affirms tint they "guarantied slavery." Did Madison and Washington, nnd Franklin tay one thing, and do an other, or is Mr. Webster mistaken in the assertion contained in his letter 7 IT this doctrine of Mr. Web ster bo correct, it follows, of course, that the frco States are involved in all the until, disgrace and re sponsibility of slavery) and the position assumed in mr first communication, "that the free States are no more liable to support slavery, than the slave Statca are to abolish it, is erroneous and unfounded. This doctrino of Mr. Webster is often asserted by south ern stakeholders, as well as bv northern men, who appear anxious to impress our people with the idea mat me uec oiaii'sare inus Buusitiiary lo mu siavc States, and involved in all the hateful consequences of slavery. I will not call such men dough Jaces : with them I have nothing to do my business is with their arguments. Our country and posterity will hold them responsible for their attempts to induce our people to yield up their own constitutional rights, and to become the voluntary supporters of slavery, tnd the slavo trade. To arouse our people to the in vestigation ot our constitutional rights in regard to this subject, and to inspiro them to a patriotic and firm maintenance of our interests and donor, is the duty of the public press, and of public men. To the people of Ohio, and of 1 lie free States, I de clare thisdoctrine unsupported by any clause in our Constitution. No such imarnntv is found in that in strument. The patriots who framed that "bond of union, mane no sucn degrading stipulation on tne part of northern freemen. If that instrument had contained any clause susceptible of a doubtful con struction, in this rewcti oil will agree, that it would. uid ought to be so construed, as "lo secure the bles linrs oflibertv." rather than to vervetuate slarerv. Rut there is no clause that can, in tho opinion of the writer, be deemed doubtful, or that hv any strained construction, can bo said to puaranty slavery. The fth section of the 4 th article is, however, quoted in uppori ui me uocinuu ieierrcn iu. ii rcaus as 101 lows: "Tho united StntcsBinll guaranty to every State in this Union, a republican form of Govern ment, and shall nrotcet them onanist invasion, and on application of the executive, when the Legislature cannot oe convened, against domestic rwlence." The word guaranty is used in connexion with a "republicanform of government" and not with slave ry. It can hardly he expected that any one will sup. poss these terms to be synonymous. It is believed, however, that those who adherotn the doctrine now contended against, rely upon Iho last rlinc, which pledges the protection uf the United Slates against ''domestic violence." The history concerning the insertion of tliis provi aion is this! In 1735, tlie"Shay'sr( hellion" hrokc out in tho State of Massachusetts This insurrection threatened theovprthrnw, not only of the government of that State, I ut portended the downfall of all the other Slato governments. While they were thus en dangered, it was discovered Ihat no authority existed in the old articles of confederation, by which the troops of one Slate could lie employed to suppress an insurrection in nnniher. This difficulty cave rise to the adoption of this clause for suppressing domestic violence. Massachusetts was then the only State that had abolished slavery. In this history it is diffi cult to trace out any intention to guaranty slavery. It is impossible to sec how any legal mind can tor ture this clause into such a guaranty. It is simply a provision for suppressing insurrection. It applies is much to the free State os to slaves States, and would have been adopted, had no slavery existed in either oi the states. Democratic, or Liberty party. All are desiroua that our ptesa and public men should apeak fotlh, in plain and respectful language, our constitutional "jhts. They neither wish nor desire that language, oflensivo to southern men, anouid oeempioycu. un inn con trary, they would have them treated wilh respect and kindness. It is proper that the public mind should lie fullv informed in resard to our riehts. And that these rights should be respectfully and firmly, main- inert. I there Whiff who would nut do this ? Is there an editor or elector in tho Whig ranks, who feels toolrfeticaff to assert our rights, or too jinfriolt'c to maintain them 'I I make these remarks in consc nuence of the feeline ao often exorcssed. that the agi tation of our rights is impolitic. Tho idea is one which should meet with universal disapprobation. Wc ought never to remain silent when our nghta and interests are invaded. , Having examined the two paragraphs in otu uon tilittinn whirl, are minted tn nrnvnthnt wc ore Involv ed in trie support of slavery, I trust the reader wi'l be nrenfippn in a.iv wnn me. inni inn i-eticrni uuveiii- merit, nnd the free Slate, h.ivft the constitutional tight to be separate and totally exempt from the support of slavery and tne slave irauc i and mat mis nam 13 auprcme, absolute, and unconditional, aais the right nf ibe bUva Stales to msintnin them. In my next I shall ask the attention of my readers to some of the instances in which their rights have been invaded. PACIKltus. LATES FROM CANTON. Tho rhip Charleston arrived front Canton yea terday, bringing dates to November 29. seven davs later than were received by tho Great Western. Every thing was quiet in the city, though ono or two popular tumults hud been excited. The Press of tho 19th represents the feelings of the Chinese at Canton as decidedly hostile to foreigners. The Chinese had commenced re building tho Bogue forts, but desisted on re ceiving a message from tho captain of ono of the British snips ot war that tho rewinding could not be permitted until tho ratiftfnions of the treaty had been exchanged. sir Henry I'ottinger lias issued a proclama tion declaring that no British merchant vessel can be allowed to go to any of tho ports (Can ton excepted) that are to bo opened in accor dance with tho late treaty, until the tariffs and scale of duties shall be fixed and consular offi cers appointed. In the moan time tho ports of Tinghae (Uliusanj and that of Hoolongspo (Amoy) are, as heretofore, open to all vessels wishing to visit them. At the latter place a dreadful sickness prevails among the troops, 01 of whom have died since July. Letters from Amoy stato that accounts had been received there to the effect that only 9 persons still exis ted of the many who were shipwrecked on the coast of Formosa, in tho Nerbudda and the Ann, of whom Capt. Denham of tho Ann is one. Cant. Morton, his second officer, and 10 of the crew of the ship Maulmcin, have arrived here. J he vessel was lost on her voyage irom Calcutta to China. Tho brig Mary Stewart of Madras was also lost. A bottle was picked up containing a note signed by the Captain, and stating that at the time nf writing April 33th the vessel was last sinking. J he Tress complains b.ttcrlly of a proclama tion circulated at Amoy and Koolungsoo, sign cd 'The Americans,' and inviting dealers to come to them with supplies of tea, to tho amount of about 10,000 chests. It is said hy the Press to have been put forth by the Ameri can missionaries at Amoy, acting as agents for a Canton firm. Tho chief transactions for teas had been on English account. Prices had open ed very high. Tribune. TIIF. EPIDEMIC. St JoiiNsntiRT April 4th. Since we noticed the epidemic two weeks since, it has raged in some places with considerable violence, owing, doubtless, to the sudden changes in mo we airier, from a comparatively mild slate to severe cold. 11 nas aiso sprcan tntu sumo sciiuunB whciu u had never before reached. Hut we are happy to be able to say. as we did then, there have been fewer deaths, the cases, with some excep tions havo been of a milder character, and re suited less fatally. At tho present time the in formation we have warrants tne neiiei tnai 11 is generally very much abated, and the appearance is, should the weather bo warm and mild, that tho disease may soon leave us; at least so all fond v hone. tn the southern half of this town there have not been any new cases, tor 10 or 12 days, and those persons thai nave ocen sick are ncany well or aro doing well. And in the whole town, we havo not heard of only two or three now ca ses for the samo length of time : and the sick rrencrallv are in a state of convalescence. The overntions are at tho East Villaeo in this town, where there is jess abatement of the disease than in any other section of tho town. Tho last Star notices as follows the effect and present aspect of the discaio in Danville and vicinity. Wc are happy in being enabled to state that the disease which has been so prevalent in this vicinity for the last two or three months, gener ally known as the Eyrsipelas, is subsiding. There are lareo numbers now sick with the ep identic, but it appears to have assumed a milder aspect, yields more readily to medical treatment, and it is thoutrht in a large majority of cases, the patients will recover. What this change is owing to, whether to the approach of the vernal season, or the exoenence ana sum oiourpnysi- cians, is a matter which we will not attempt to decide. Probably both causes have operated to -1 k.i 1 . :.i . v. CHUCK llie UIBCaHC. ni UI1U puriuu, II1U laiaiib which attended it. was truly alarming. In our town it has carried to their "long homes" several of our most worthy and cstecmea residents. Wc are informed from an authentic source, that the whole number of deaths in Danville since the first of January last, has been thirty seven ! and it is believed about two. thirds, if not a still greater proporlion,havo died of Erysipelas. The nonulalion of D in 1840. was little rising 2,600; taking 20 as the number who have fallen by the epidemic, and we have one to every hundred of the inhabitants.which shows a greater mortality in proportion to tho population, than prevailed in Now York during the cholera season. The neighboring towns have also been severely afflicted. In view of these solemn dealings of Providence the kindred ties which Death has riven the fond expectations it has blighted the tears, the anguish, the gloom it has occasioned in family circles, and indeed throughout the entire com. munity, with what force docs tho reflections come home to our minds "What shadows we are And what shadows we pursue." Caledonian. A RICH OLD MAID. A correspondent of the Indiana American, writing from Natchez, Miss, after remarking that a largo portion of the business in that city is done by females, and that they are capitalists and active members' Of the business firms, gives as an instance of the pranks played by dame Fortune to those who won her favor by industry and economy, tho following sketch of a rather antique maiden a Alias Lydia 1J . About fifteen years since, she came to this place from Philadelphia, alone, poor, friendless, and unrccommended, and commenced business in the humble canaeitv of huckster selling an. pics, candy, &c,at the corners of the streets- next a small shop a retail store, &c, gradually roso up until her property is now valued at three hundred thousand dollars. For some years her operations in Natchez and Vicksburgh have been very large. She owns some dozen or the finest houses in Vicksburgh, and is now a rich old maid, and what is a rare circumstance, ac cumulated by her own industry. She has none of the contracted notions and love of small mat ters peculiar to old maids; but has a strong, grasping, masculine nronensity for heavy busi ness transactions, with all the care ana econo my of a strict housewife. When in Vicksburg. the other day, sho was pointed out to us, and we pursued her several sauarcs until she entered a storehouse on business. Her features arc rig id with care and calculation. There is none of that sweet smile of loveliness which plays about the sweet countenance of woman her voice has assumed a hard and commanding tone, in stead of the soft cadence of love and gentleness her step is hurried, instead 01 light and grace ful. Her action, look, and air is that of business, instead of the graces of lovely women. sue only Knows one impulse 01 action mon ey. As an illustration of her character, we will namo one instance of her attempting to woo the powers of Cupid. Having accidentally discov ered that she was alone in the world, about four years since, she determined upon purchasing n husband. Une day as J udge finKnara was pass, ing her establishment at Vicksburgh, she want ed him to count some money for her. The read er will recollect Judge Pinkard is an old bach elor. The Judge, at her request, stepped into the counting room, where she had one hundred thousand dollars lying upon the table. When the Judgo had finished counting the love pile, she informed him in ouitc a business manner that he could have the control of it, if he would take her with it! History does not mention whether the Judge took the question under con sidcralinn, or whether ho rendered the opinion of tho Court instautlv. But we are glad Ins de cision has been presented. He has decided that the one hundred thousand dollars was quite tie sirablc; but the incumbrance was greater thin the nctt value. So the petitioner was rumsuil ed. Wc should suppose she was about forty years of age, but it is hard to judge the ago of an old maul. SWORDS UNCLAIMED. Navv Depautment, March 27, 1813. Six swords prepared in obcdieiien to various resolutions of Congress, and intended to havo been presented to officers of the Navy for gal lantry and good conduct in the actions with the enemy in which they wcro engaged, have re cently been found in the Navy Department. These omccrs being not now in the service, and perhaps not living, the swords properly be long, and will bo delivered upon the production of satisfactory evidence, to the nearest male relative. The names of tho officers to whom voted and the actions in which they distinguished them selves, arc subjoined : Names. Rank. James Bliss, Midshipman, Action. Lake Erie, Sept, 10, 1813. do do Lake Chainnlain, Sent. 11. 1914. Tho'a Grccves, jr. Midshipman, Capture llritish une f.pervier. Richardson Prick ...do---- - do Reindeer. Tho's N. Bonneville, - do .... . do do Alexander Storct, do - - - -Rogers Carter, - Sailing-master, PROSI ECTS OF TRADE. Wc stated a few days since that the prospects of an improvement in the business of .ho coun. try were beginning to manliest tnctnseiucs in various sections of the country. We aro now It has no relaton to the character of gratified to perceive that this opinion is confirm the insurcente. whether thev bo black or white bond' men or freemen, viasters ot slaves. If an insurrection actually take place, the power of tho Federal Gov crnment must be employed to put it down, if milder measures will not ellect that object. But the Presi. dent, when callednforaiJ to stinDressan insurrec. lion, cannot stop toinnuirointolhe cause from which it arose. Ha is entirely unauthorized to withhold such aid, in caso it ausc from ho abolition of slavery. The truth is, the Federal Constitution considers slaves aapenon; and draws no distinction in regard to the character of the insurgents. When the United States troops arrive upon the theatre of action, they must uircci meirejiuris 10 bupiirr&suii; ino violence. It is their duty to slay nil persons found in arms against the public tranquility. The inasler and slavo fighting 6ide by sioc against the public authority, must ootn De stain wunoui uisunciiun. unu wiuioui inquir ing into their relations to each other. When tho violence is suppressed, the duty of the trooDS will be performed. If, then, every slave in the nation peaceably leaves his master, and strrts for Canada, there is nb power in tho Federal Govern ment to send our troops after them, or to set them as aguard to prevent their es -ape. I he duly orthe Pres ident and of the troops, is to suppress the violence. and not lo support slavery. Such escape of slaves would prove a total abolition of slavery. Where then would he the cuarantu? Hut stinnnse die slaves en gage in, and continue the violence i it would then be theduly of our troops 10 slay them. Would such kil ling of slaves be a support 0 slavery? It would be so far an abolition ofslatery,and if all the slaves be thus slain, slavery would bi abolished (for no new minor' tations can be made under our laws). Where then will be our guaranty? Agai-. : if the slavis should stubbornly refuse to labor or to o'e their masters, they would tnereDy worn tne nnoiinnn 01 slavery. Out would such act obligate the t'eilcral Government to furnish obedient scnnnlal orshnuld thev commit suicide, and thereby nbolMi the institution, would the United States become liihle ns cuarantorsl Or, were they to pursue a course of secret destruction of their mister's nronertv. and thus compel their owners tn emancipate them, could the slaveholders demand in demnity of the Federal Government 1 Or, should the slave pursue any other course which would inevitably destroy tho t institution, would the Federal Govern- msnt be held re-ponsiuie 1 1 opprcnena out one an swer can be given to these interrogatories. But some politicians tiive n more loose and indefinite construc tion to this section. They hold that, ns Congress is bound to lend its protection when called on to sun- press domes'ic io'ence, it is their duty, in lime of peace, to protiue arms, irnops, ana loriincanons tor that purpose, and to have thorn so distributed as to in timidate the slaves to obedience. If this construction be correct, it is certainly one that w as not foreseen or intended by the framers of the Constitution. If it be correct, the freemen of the north may be taxed to ract a fortifi-ation on every wantniion south of "Jl. son and Dixon's line," and to furnish a body euard ta ever slaveholder and overseer in theUnited States. Indeed, such construction would render it the duty ef our freemen of the north to go to the slave States. and act as life-guards to the slaveholders. Rut there is, in this section, no authority far the Federal liov ernmcnt to act on the subject until actual violence takes place. Theriesidentcatinotorderout thctroopi of the United States to suppress an insurrection, even when actual violence has occurred, unless his aid be invoked by the State authority. F.verv reader will see that two things arc necessary to authorize the President 10 interfere 1st. There must be actual violence. 2d. There must be a damand of aid from the Fed cral Government by the state authorities. Without these the President has no power to act. If violence arise, it is the ntivilc're of the State gov ernment to suppress it, and to enforce their own laws if they please. In such case the President has no power to order the troops of the United States into tne neia. 11 tne siarenoioers nnncipaie violence Irom iheir slaves, they are at full liberty to remove all dan ger by emancipating them. Hut the President has no power to send our troops to the slave States to euard the masters and overseers, while they whin, and course, nnd torture their slaves, to comoel them lo labor for the support, and to promote the luxury, of 1IIC1I UWIICIP. 1 Ci la, OH UB IMtl ll'lll J, I lie II' "t 1 1 111C avowed nnd inculciieil hysnme northern politicians as well as southern slaveholders : and Ihe Question comes home to our editors and public men, whether such views shall be pressed upon tho public mind, without examination nnd contradiction I have nowexamined the only clause in our Con dilution relied upon bv those who tirce that "slavery exists in Ihe southern Stales under the guaranty of our reoerui compact. 1 ne cioi-irine lias no tounoa lien except in the servile disposition of those who an- pear anxious to involve the people of tho free States in me t;uni niiu uis'iii'ii u, un iiisiuuiiuij, wiui wuwu we are constitutionally unconnected. Mr. Webster, prohablv. without deliberation or close examination nf the subject, wrote his letter of directions 10 .11 r. t-.tercit, under the dictation 01 a staveholding President, givinp 10 that minister orders to exert our national influence, lo obtain indemnity for the slave dealers who claimed the earco of the Cra. ole. In this manner he involved the people of the free States in the disgrace of that accursed traffic in hu man flesh. HaviiiR done this, it became necessary that he should sustain the doctrine in his correspon dence with Lord Ashburton. In his letter addressed to that functionary, upon tho subject of the Creole, he substantially declares ihe people of ihe free Stateato ed by that of Mr. Appleton of Boston, one of the soundest and mo.st sagacious merchants in the country. II) the early part of the winter, the Secretary of tho Treasury, in obedience to an order from the House of Representatives ad dressed circulars to the collectors of the reve nue, in which he requested the opinions of the prominent mercantile men on several points re lating to the Commerce of the Union. Among me onjecis 01 tne imjuiry were 111c prouauie amount of imports during the present and ensu ing year, aud the expediency of establishing a ware-house system. Among those who at tho request of the Collector of tne port of lioston furnished answers to the inquiries of the Sec retary, was Mr. Appleton, and wo find by his letter WHICH 1 puuiisuuu 111 uit; uuuy iiuvcm- ser, that he believed the period of stagnation and depression has nearly reached its term, lie says, "Tho country is not in debt abroad. Large crops are in tne process 01 nnuing a mar ket which even at the present low prices, pre pare the way for an increased consumption. A great check upon importation has existed fur six months anil the stocK 01 lorcign goods is uy no means excessive. It is inevitable that very considerable im provement in trade should take place during the first half of the year 1843. The importations, however, during this period will bo moderate; but tho year commencing with July, 1843, will doubtless bo one of ave rage activity, and the importations of foreign merchandize reach their average amount, which I should estimate at 120,000,000. From the un- ports into New York and lioston, with which I have been furnished, I suppose the whole im port of merchandize into the United States (ex clusive of specie) will not exceed $33,000,000 for the last halt ol the present year, 181 J, on which the nett revenue will not probably vary much from 80,000,000. The imports for tho six months ending 0UU1 June, low, will, I think, bo somewhat greater say from 40,000,- 000 to 45,000,000, which should give a revenue of from 81U,00O,0UO to $ I'.!, OO0.0O0.' Mr. Abbott Lnvrencc, another merchant and manufacturer, was also addressed by the collec tor at Boston. From his reply we make the fol lowing extract : u The causes for low prices mav be found in large stocks on hand after the passage of the tar- in. Many persons imported goods in anticipa tion of higher duties ; and others, from France England, were brought in under the expecta tion of low duties or no duties at all. There has been, too, a severe disappointment in the amount of business done the present season. The demand from the South and West lias been very small, and the Middle and Northern States much less than was anticipated. These causes have produced a general depression, which tunc only can relieve. I am inclined to believe that those large stocks of merchandize will have cleared off by the first of July next, when importations will then be free, and the revenue gradually increas ed to the end of the vcar. I should not deem it safe to estimate the revenuo for the first half yea at more than three tilths ot tho amount ol the corresponding period of the last year ; and for the year ending on the 30th of June, 1844, 1 should estimate tho revenue at S'J 1,000,000. At this period, I have no doubt that a larger amount will bo realized." With the opinions of Messrs. Appleton and Lawrence, our business men generally concur, we believe, 111 all our chief commercial cities, If, therefore, their anticipations shall be real zed, wc may look forward to a return nf " hctte times," during the next six months, so far as the general business of tho country is concerned. There are some sections, however, in wliic the revivalof business will probably be pompon ea 10 a more instant uate, Verdict of the Coroner in the case of Corlies. Tho New York Commercial of Wednesday evening has the following para graph : "Tho protracted inquiry into the circum- stances attending the murder in Leonard street was brought to a close last evening. A num ber of witnesses were examined, most of whom, , ....u .1 1 t'l. nowever, ctiuiu tnrow no atiuitinnai ugui upon the transaction. The purchaser of the pistol sold by Mr. Cooper in 1839 had called upon that gentleman, and convinced him that the pistol he bought was not the ono found near the body. A female witness deposed that immediately after the shot she saw a woman run down Leon ard street a woman with a light hat and dark veil : another swore that she saw a man run ning in the same direction. A witness named Dixon swore that a Miss Stewart came to him, some two months ago, with bitter complaints against the deceased, by whom she said sho was with child, and threatened to destroy him and herself. The testimony being closed the jury retired and soon came back with the verdict, killed by some person unknown. Mr. and Mrs. Colton were thereupon dis charged from custody. Mischievous Radicalism. Among the acts of bad legislation by the present Legislature of this State, and such as are destined to have an extensive and very mischievous effect, are ll act to tax rail roads as real estate in the towns where they are situated ; and the repeal of 1I1 act of 16th April, 1841, in relation to nianufac luring corporations, by which we are throwi back upon the law of 1630, under which the pri vate property of stockholders to an amount equal tn tbftir Btm-ua. la buhl linhln fnp nil flehtfl nf slirli be the guarantors of slavery, and the supporters of iuch corDoratiolli Under that law we need not I UO law iiouc, which nicy rxcuiaic inu uctrsi 1 iu 1 .. i,ABiMAn . ..rn.. .:.. Mtinp of Mr. Webster will be quoted hy thousands fff ?l investment of manufacturing ofnorlhern Touihfaces; to establish this unfounded doctrine. It is believed (bat every such effort, to com mil us tn Ihe support of slavery, should ba promptly MMt, and exposed by our public press. They are at tempts to surrender up our constitntionnl rights, and should. b disea rdod by every friend of l.berly, and by JM&VS IS w'? of i-PorUnce, exhibit. ur people, wheiher toey b-long to the Whij, the , Credentials ' ignorance. camta in this State. The repeal is an act of unmixed and unmitigated folly, for it is not pretended that any creditor of a manufacturing corporation has lost a dollar or a cent under the operation of the law 01 iCHi. nenneoec Me.) Journal. A Curious Scene. A partially deranged known jump young man by the name of Towar, better I iri this city as the ' President of the U. S,' cd on Saturday into an empty lumber sleigh belonging to a brewery in Albany, and api tho whip to a powerful pair of horses, dashed iff at full speed for tho Troy road. The snow being ery deep nnd much drifted, renders turn gout a rather difficult operation. It happened Iso that the road, at the time of which wc peak, was crowded with sleighs. 'I he dismay of their occupants, therefore, can be better imagined than described, when they beheld this crazv charioteer thundering along -vith his heavy eigh and elephantine horses in the middle of he track. I hose at a distance were first warn cd that something unusual was going on, by perceiving the sleighs in front of them turii quickly nut into the snow drifts. Before they had tunc to speculate upon wnat this might mean, the ' President was down upon them standing up in the sleigh, bareheaded, althougli it was as cold as Lapland, and shouting to his horses at the top of his voice. In such a state f things resistance would have been perilous

All therefore hastened to get out of tho way of the lunatic car as rapidly as possible ; to save themselves trom broken limbs or necks. M il 11 leaving the 'President' the 'right of way,' with out even attempting to dispute it. The 'President' drove on until he reached Port Schuyler, where he stopped, and was soon overtaken by the owner of the team, who knock cd him down without the least ceremony, and resumed possession 01 nis property. Troy wnig. Revolting Murder. The New Orleans Picayune contains an account of a most horrible murder, which seems too outrageous to have been perpetrated by any human being. A man named Stewart, at Cypress Bend, Arkansas, being robbed ol a negro, as he supposed, bv wood-chopper, swore that ' his dogs should eat the first wood-chopper that ventured upon his ground.- coon alter ono called and reauested a night's lodging, which Stewart granted ; and, Darring tne aoors, lei in upon mm a number ot young dogs, which, however, the stranger kept at Day. etewari men turneu in a parcel ol full grown dogs ; and nnding they, too, were foiled in the attack he got a gun and shot the man, leaving his corpse there to be devoured bv the dogs. Stewart instantly fled, and a reward of 81,000 was offered by the Governor for his apprehension. Another Patriot Gone. John Johnson, an old Revolutionary soldier, died on the I2th inst. in Alleghany township, Westmoreland county. I'ctin., in the one hundred and third year of his age. He served in the continental army during the wholo of the Revolutionary War, fought at the battles nf the White Plains, Trenton, Princeton, Ur.indywinc, Oermantown, Mon mouth, Stony Point, Guilford Court House, and Yurktown, where Lord Cornwallis capitulated and surrendered loGcn. Washington, in all the battles and skirmishes of Gen. Anthony Wayne, and at tho storming of Stony Point hy lVayne. he formed one of the " forlorn hope." 3S mrltiratfrii FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 7, 1943. charge upon tlio government,) wcro S18, 532,921, GO. From this slutcinunt, ns well as from that of Mr. Buriiard, our readers will be enabled to decide how much reliance can bo placed upon tho absurd and ridiculous clamor nbout "Whig cxtravncinco" uud 1 broken promises." RUMORS. Tho papers aro filled with rumors of Cab inet quarrels, removals from office Scc. &c. Wo givo no credit In any of ilium. Among tho flying reports of last week, win ono to the efffct that Gov. Van Ness had been np- poinlcd collector of tho port of New York. In commenting upon this rumor Cot,. Stokr. of llm Commercial Advertisnr,snys that "Mr. Van Ness not only has not been nppuintcu, but ho is not n candidate, nnd would not ac cept the office if it should be offered to him" !! A Nr.w Political Movement. A mcmbe of tho Committee on Internal improvement. tho House of Representatives of Illinois, has in troduccd some important resolutions into that body. 1 hey recommend the States of Loutsi ana, Mississippi, Alabama, Keutueky, Tonnes sec, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan, to meet by representatives in Gene ral Convention at Joncaboro, Illinois, on tho 4th f July next, to consider nrj(, the best means to be adopted tn secure the admission into the U ion of all new States, on an equal footing in all respects with the old members ol this lie pub I and like them possess the right of eminent do. minion. Second, the best means of preventing the slaves of the slaveholding States from de. serting from their masters, and restoring such as shall desert at convenient places to their masters. A correspondent of the Madisonian, says that the Convention will be held, when the whole question of the public lands will be discussed, and an effort will bo made to unite the South- West and Western States in support of such propositions as may be agreed upon. The way to make a Doctor. A doctor in Ohio writes lo his father thus : ' dear Daddv I conclawded Ido cum down an cit grinded into a Doctur, 1 hardly dont think I was moru than M ours, aloro 1 cum out as slick n wun as ever was seen. HaleColumhy happy land; If I aint a Doctor, I'll be hanged t I pukes, I purees an I sweata em, Then if they di, wi, I lets em. I cots plonte of custom, because they savs they di7.o easy. When you rite, dont forget to put IJoctor alore my name.' .Uau. Anecdote of Mn. Audubon. During our groat naturalist's stay in London he paid a visit to the Parliament House, and after listening to tho debates fr several hours, went to refresh himself al Uclami s, the Par liamcnt Kefectorv. lie modestly called lor a steak, which was brought and quickly de spatched. Eager to hear the continuation of the argument, he called the waiter and gave linn hall n crown. 1 he latter bowed and observed that there were just eighteen shil lings nnd sixpence wanting to make up the account. "What," cried Mr. Audubon. "eighteen and sixpence 1" "Yes, sir, iho price of a steak is a guinea, to keop out the country members." Mr. Audubon saw there was no uso in making any resistance, and taking back his half crown and handing the waiter a sovereign and a shilling, was about to inako his exit ; when he was again slopped by n polite insinuation "to remember ihe waiter." "By the Lord I will romember you!" cried Audubon, and slapped through tho door. Mr. Hume having since dined there and threatened lo brine this enormous imposition befuro the House, the price ofaiteak has been reduced to lOi. and brf. Storm. In ancient chronicles it is recorded, as a remarkable fact, Ihat on the 28th March 17G5. snow fell in some parts of New England to the depth of two feet : but this has been caualled this year. On Monday evening last the '27th March, it commenced snowing here, and fell to the depth of one foot in the forenoon of the 28th, when the falling snow turned to rain. At Chelsea, wo have been told, snow fell totho depth of two feet. Travelling was made exceedingly difficult on account of the depth and dampness of the snow, particularly where it had drifted as it fell. On Tuesday, the Bur lincton mail was brought through in time by the way, it always is, rrry extraordinary calami ties excepted, and was brought part of. the way on horseback. The Southern, due at 2 o'clock, P. M, was delayed until after five. WafcAmon. Murderer Arrested. Rockwell, who attempted to assassinate ex-Governor Ooggs last summer, has been arrested. Rockwell is ono nf Joo Smith's hired assassins, ant! I was no doubt instigated hy his patron to nt- iciuJi inu ui.-ou lur wintn 110 is to uo ineu. Damages for Mob Violence. Thr African Presbyterian church in Philadelnlua have recovered $5,650, from iho city and county of Philadelphia, for damages done in tne tiestruction ol their mceting-liouse by lire, uy a mob in August last. It has been decided in Missouri, a slavo State, that ' a negro slave' cannot commit forgery, not being recognized at persons! iiLj liiKu guou care 10 witip ana scar llient for thcfi.or for running away, and hang them for insurrection. Why, if they are not per sons t biNGULAn Case or Desperation We find the following alarming case of violence re corded in the St Louis Ledger : 'Pete, what makes you look so awful?' 'Jake, 1 m agitated,. and unlets my spirits grown canncr, 1 11 nan uo something despcrate I'll rush out and fear a board of Ihe pig-pen !" A furious wife, like a musket, may do a great deal of execution in her houte, but then she makes a great-noise' jn it at the same time. A mild wife will, like an air gun, act with as much power wunoui oeiug heard. LrotoN, or Honor. This body consists of iimmo memDcrs, 01 wnom ai,o tpjoy pensions The population .of France fs' about t hirtv-fivr millions. It, fol pws that one in every seven hundred fad-four of the whole number, men. wonien and children-reninys Ihe decoration of hid jjegiuii. nuany uuuu crowes were QlStriDU ted during the year ItH'i . Slanderers' are' like fties, that leap over man's1 good parts loligbt only upon his seres. "BROKEN PROMISES." This has been tho themo upon vliicli, more than any other, tho Loco Foco press and politicians have been harping ever since tho election of 1840. " You promised lo reduce tho expenditures of the government," say they, and then thuy attempt to make their followers believe that this has not been ac complished. But what nro tho facts 1 Sim- nlv these. During the administration of John Qoincy Adams, Undo Sam's family expenses ranged from twelve lo thirteen mil ions of dollars per annum. Tho Loco Fo- cos insisted that this was an extravagant and profligate expenditure, nnd told Uncle Sam, if he would dismiss Mr. Adams from his ser vice, nnd employ Old Hickory and Van Du ron, thai these two worthies would straighten out his affairs, " reform " all abuses and "re trench " his enormous family expenses. Now Undo Sam, being nn easy, good Matur ed oltl gentleman, listened to the oily, smooth tongncd professions of tho Loco Focos, dis missed Mtt. Adams, and, desirous nf prac tising frugality, employed Old Hickory and littlo Martin to manage, his affairs. Every body knows the result. Instead of reducing tho old gentleman's rxpnnses, they increased tliPm to tho enormous sum uf nearly S40, 000,000 n year. Undo Sam thought this was ;t curious sort of "refreicAmenf." It was a cutting down of expenditures which ho did not much relish. Out this was not all. The old gentleman recollected, that, wliilo Mr. Adams superintended his affairs, he al ways contrived to make his income exceed his outlays, aud invariably nut soma loose change in Ins jacket pocket, at the end of the year. Besides this, Mn. Adams always kept his fortifications in excellent repair, laid out 1 good deal every year to iidd to tho conve nietico of his bays and harbors, and iniprovo tho navigation of his rivers, and, to crown the wholo, uniformly paid up his workmen promptly, at tho end of tivery month. Not so under 1I10 management of VanBurnii. He not only tripled tho outlays of Mr. Adams, but made Undo bam J expenditures greater tlian his income by an annual excess of about 8, 000,000, of dollars ! In addition to this he allowed the old gentleman's fortifications to go to ruin, refused to expend a dollar for internal improvements, and employed a set of unprincipled renegades to make his dis bursements, who pocketed all the cash thai camo into their possession, and then cut for Texas. Tho consequence was that when Van's time was out, tho Oltl gentleman found this Loco Foco " retrenchment " had been carried so far, th it it had not only increased his expenses to nn enormous amount, and ikoi 1111" nil Ins noso c inii"P. hut it had bsoltitcly involved him in n debt of millions, nd reduced him to bankruptcy and ruin ! For a time ho was compelled to stop pay ment. His neighbors began to look upon him with suspicion. They doubted his hon esty, and some ol litem even refused to trust him any longer. This grieved the old man to the heart. His credit had never beforo been questioned. He began to look around for the cause of his embarrassment and dis tress, lie callod tn mind his condition when Mr. Adams superintended his affairs, con trasted it with his present situation, nnd enmn to the conclusion that his reverses were lo bn imputed solely cither lo the dishonesty or incompetency of his chief ocrseor. Hu ac cordingly resolved to dismiss liini. Van begged most piteously lo bo retained for another term, but tho old gentleman, with a significant shakoof his head, pointing his cann towards " Kintlerliook," directed tho " littlo dandy " to quit his promises nnd proceed 'thitherward wilh all convenient des patch. Wo npprehond.thercfore, that what ever clamors the Loco Focos may raise about "Whig extravagance," "broken prom ises," &c, the old gentleman will pay precious lilllo heed to llicm, so long as ho re collects iho manner in which they gulledMin before. But, in truth, there is no more ground for llieso Loco Foco complaints of extravaganco than there was under Mr. Adams' adminis tration. As wo havo already informed onr readers, Mn. Barnard of Now York, proved in a speech which ho recently made in thu House of Representatives, that the Arrno- rniATioNs ron this year, would not ex CEF.D EIOIITKKN, AND MIGHT NOT DE MORE THAN SEVENTEEN AND A HALF MILLIONS OF dollars : whilu DuniNo Mn. Van Buren's administration THEY AVERAGED THIRTY SEVEN MILLIONS OF DOL LARS PER ANNUM. They were now, less than one half what they were under Mr. Van JJuren. Wo havo also seen a table of cxpondiliirea from 1829 lo 1842 inclusive, which was pre pared hy the Clerk of iho Houso of Repre senlaiives, nnd published in tho National In telligencer, from which it appears thai the expenses nf Van Buren for tho year 183G wcro S37,755,G06,11, wliilo those of the Whigs for 1842, (deducting ihe expenses of the Post Offico, which are paid by tho revo nue of the Department, and art, therefore no f7"Tlio election in Rhodo Island took place on Wednesday of this week. Of course we have, as yet, received no returns, The contest has undoubtedly been a very an imated one, and wo hope the friends of law AED order havo como out of it unscathed. If thuy aro defeated, however, it will not be an indication favorablo to Dorr, as even tho Locos in that Stale twin disclaim any con unction with tho renegade. Wo are surpri scd at his. Thoy ought to have nominated him for Governor again ho is so good to run. Tho Montpclier Patriot is grtimlling tor ribly about the ' hard times,' and thinks the Whigs ought to havo made llient belter be foro this time. Tho truth is Van Buren left the country in such a sorry plight that it will require yoars for tho wisest councils which any party can supply to restore it its former stato of health and prosperity. Van ruined the currency, broke down tho Tariff, dried up almost every sourco of revenue, plunged tho country in debt, and crippled every branch of industry. Ho then marched ofi" to Kinderliook.and the People aro now enjoy ing tho fruits of Ins wickedness and folly. Let tho Locos renominate thu 1 Dandy' if they dare. tt7Contn'cticut held her annual election lor blate omcers last Monday. Wo havo as yet heard nothing of ihe result. Tho State was Loco Foco last year Governor, Legisla ture, and all. Of course it cannot bo any worst: this year wc havo strong hopes, in deed, that it will bo much better. Wo pre dict thu Loco Governor will ho defeated, whether the Whig candidate is elected or not. hood, but slop no tvlirro long enough lo ob tain a settlement under the pauper u;t. Tom Campbell, who is said to liTlvo been an As tronomer, as well as u poet, illustrates tho unknown wanderings of the soul by tho still more devious voyages of Comets thus : " Soul of the just I companion of the 'leid I Where is thy home, nnd whither art thou tied 1 Hack to its hcivenly source thy b ing lines, Swift as the I'omct wheels to whence it rose, Doomed on its nirv course awhile lo burn, And doomed, lilte'thce, to travel nnd return. Krom planet wheeled to pltinct more remote, It visits rialms beyond the icich nf thoueht i Vet turning homeward, when in course is run, Curbs the red yoke nnd minslcs wilh Ihe sun." Lord Byron, also, who was a sorl of Com et himself, for lie certainly moved in a very eccentric orbit, nnd was probably belter ac quainted than Campbell with llieranfciof those ' pilgiim strangers,' thus touches off their peculiarities, in tho ' Vision of Judg ment : " The angels nil wore singing out of tune, And hoarse with having nothing else to do, Kscepling to wind up the Sun nnd -Moon, Or curb n run-awny young .Stnr or two, Or wild colt of a Cornel, which too soon llrokc nut of bounds o'er the clhercnl blue, Splitting some plnnet with its playful tail, As bonis nro sometimes by a wanton whale." If tin; reader desires to seo a more de' tailed description of this sidereal straggler, by an American pool, ho will find ono on our fourth page, urawn uy mo grannie pen of Dr. O. W. Holmes. II iviiw thus given the poetical view of ilia su iject in general, wis now iis' the readers nltuntioti to tho f illowmg account, in pl-tin prose, of' tho liriyht particular star' which lias just been ' gloaming 111 tlio skv.' And with this wc dose, lest our tale should becotno as long as that of tho Comet without being is luminous. CCTAn ulection took placo in Massachu setts last Monthly tt fill llie five vacant pla ces in the Congression.il delegation of thai State. Wo have ro:i'ivetl partial returns from two districts, uliicli show a handsome Whig gain since the last trial. THE COMET AGAIN This" sky-lurking " visitant nf our sphere or, porhups wo should say, this " loafer" of tho starrv heavens, after liaxing " blazed away " for a week or fortnight, nnd wander' cd about from one parish to another in the sky, apparently without any business, per haps on a pleasure excursion, or, it may be out of mere wantonness, Iris, at length, do camped. It hecamo qnitn" fiisky " towards its " latter end," strolling round wilh a per fect looseness, but it has finally vanished, ' like a tale that is told.' Wo havo been sorely tempted lo say something severe in regard to this celestial vagabond, for ho has treated us denizens of Burlington quite ravil- carlv, we think, not having exhibited himself to us morn Hint) two or tnrco tunes during 111s rerial perigrinalions. But, as wo desiro not to appear too familiar wilh tho subject, we. have come In (ho conclusion to treat the wan derer wilh decorum, ns well from the consid oration thai ho is a ' stranger among us, as from a regard lo the maxim ' de mortuis nil nisi bonum., These celestial phenomena, from tho vaguo notions wo have of their nature and functions, have, from tho most remoto an tiquity, given riso to every imaginable spe cies of conjecture. 'The blind old man of Scio's rocky Isle " thus expresses the popular feeling of his day, in thu Iliad : " As the red Comet, from Silurnius sent, To frmhl the nitions wilh n v.ist portent, Wilh swpepins glories glides nlom in nir, And shakes the spmkles from its fiery hni'. This proves that stars, which wore ' n'd . ,1 .i . ......... wigs, wero regartien, wnii great niimm no tion, even among tho shaggy bearded and long haired Greeks. Milton, nlso, copying Homer, hut with a grandeur all Ins own, pre sents his idea of a Comet to represent the appearance of Satan when about to engage in fight with Gabriel : un ineoiner sine. Incensed wilh inlinatinn, Solan stood Unlcinfied. nnd liken Cunift blni-il That fires the length of Ophi'ichus huge In the nrctic sky, nnd from his horrid hair Shnl.es pcslilenco nnd ni." So Shakspearo's Henry iho Gih opens with this frightful invocation hy Bedford : " Hung be the hesvens wilh black I yield day to night ! Conu'is, importing chnne of limes nnd stales, Rrnndish tour crystal Ircssesin tne sKy, iml uiili 'tliem scource ihe had revolvini stars, Thai have conse lied unto Henry's death," So in Julius C.-csar his Calphtirnia tells us: Whim hpTtfirsdie. there ate no Comets seen t The Heavens thcmseltes blaze Drill the death of Princes Gray, too, has embodied his conception of a Comet, wlicro ho paints tho imago of his Welsh hard standing on a high cliff nbovo tho army of Edward tho firsl and pouring out to tho howling of tho storm, his prophetic curses on tho lineage of iho conqueror of his country : ' Loose hit beard and hasty . Streamed, like a meteor, 10 the troubled air." Thesa extracts show that the pools, as well as thoiJropAe'! I'ave turned the Comets to some account. The notices wo have hem presented, hoW' ever, refer niainlv lo tho ' personal appear ance ' of Comets. Two oilmr poets, havo civen us. in a moro astronomical kind of wnv. sketches of tho disorderly manners antl i, .i,ii. nf tlu sn strolling mendicants, who Htott School OnscnvATosv, Philadelphia March 23. 1343. Josenh It. Chandler INa.D. ar Sir Findine Ihat the dements of Him great comet nf February, "1943, furnished on the 19ili instant, did not represent the motion ot 1110 comet suit! icton y, tieingtn taci, ue lived from making I'e-nl i .u of llie comet, as Feen in the i nniet searcher, 1 11 Ilarilim;s atlas or the stnrs, and then roinpiitinj Hu ctomeiils from ihese places, Pro'cssor Kendall nnd invMfavaiicd ourselves of Iho niglilsof the 19th, 21st, 22,1,231, an;l21ih, tn mako nice micrometer measures nt tne postuon pi ine een tre of the nucleus, from small stars in the sitae field ot view .if Ihe 0 feet I ratinlioler. The slnr- n'eri on 19 h, 2ii. 2!d, antl 21th, nre found in Ilessel's Zona Olifervations. Ily means of thnse nf the 19lh. 2IJ, and 2 Ith, we havo compiitatrd the following si t of ele ments, which t-orrespiii I pretty well wnh the obser vations, viz: Vrilit'liun Passage, l ib 2C.1. Olh. Sin. 9s. m.l. Pliilailelnhia. Ascend.nu' Nude, ITO ueg. I r.i.Zj s. Inclination, 39 ' 0 22 Longitude of the Perihelion, 292 50 31 Perihelion distance, 0 0 0331 Motion direct. Theso element do not agree with those of nny comet on record, it must, llieiefure, bo new. They account for thecomrt's hciua seen in tho day-lime on the23ih of l-Vbriiiiy and 1st of March. Ii had just niS'ied u perihelion tviodivs before, anil some lime un ihe 2G1I1, its s peii ir cnnimiclion iih the sun : and on the 23ui was fir en-mull ea&l nf the stin to ho seen in the pnition Tinted bv the observers at Wood stock, Vermont, Portland, lirainliee, New iledford, ect. The creat comet of February, 1S43, is one or Iho most remarkable that has cer nppiared in the histo ry of the world for us physical peculiarities. These I need not dwell on here. Thoy havebeen admirably described I v Professor l-o nits nf Wes-ern Reserve t'nlleje, Hudson, Ohio, in nn article which was repub lished in the Inquirer of 1 lie 23.1 insi nnd by Proftssor Olmslead in :i lecture delivered nt New Haven. It is not les rcinatknhlc 111 i siieomeliioal relalions. Ofall tin- cornels on record whose ilemenls have been com puted (about M) in number) ibis of Februaiy, 1843, approaches neatest the sun, except llie great comet ol'IGSO, whose pi-rilieion distance, nceonline to the arcuraic coinpiii.iiions uf Kneks, was nbout ti hun dred thousand miles from the sun's centre. That of the present romet is about ciqht Ii ntlred jbnusand. When we consider thai the sun's eirtare ibur hun dred nnd forty thousand miles fmm if eplre wp find that ho h cniiicis approach much r.eai.r the si n's surface than that surface is 10 its centre. 'I he retiod of the comet nf 1G?0 is s 1111ewl1.1i remarkable. Kncke found that one nifonrteen ihousand years would suit the observations rather hi Iter llian the supposition of its movint nway in a parabola never 10 iclurn. This nfl'urds sinnegroitml for conjecture concerning the nciiod of iheprisint romet. Astronomers Ivivjilwelt with astonishment on tho rapidity wiih w hich llie comet of 1G:0 wlmled round Hie sun ai Hie lilsuuu ui lis ferine mm i;iss.iL'r. i ins was such lliai if continued, 11 would havo carried it ten tims ro ind thn sun in cine day. The picsrnt Comet would have L-one file times round the suni'n the samo time. In f.ict. it went halfroiir.il in lour hours, irom two hours before 10 two hnuis afin lis perihelion pas sage. The elementsofllieprfsent Cornel nq-irenice observations for their detcrminatim. In fait tho Comet, though only twenlv-cvcn ilays past its peri helion, has one hundtnl and s.xtv-nine degreesnf an omaly in its parabol c orbit. Thi' anomaly is far renter than ihat. nt w hich all comets except that of 16:0, have disappeared from view. Indeed, so unex pected is the eireuintanccs ofa comet's beinir seen nt thisnnnmnly, ihnt Hun khnrdt extended his table of nnoinnlesof e'Smets only to 161 degrees, in conse quence nf which, Prolessor Kendall an I myself had to compute a new tab'10 for our own uefor the occasion. Some idea of this retnarl.nblc peculiarity may be form ed hv considering that a comet having nn nvernge nerih'elion distance, (the mean distance of ihe earth, for instance.) wou'd bo n whole century in arriving at that point ol its orbit, to men llie comet 01 its nas passed m less than a month. This circumsinnce ne counts for the bad success of the first nllempt to de termine llie elenif nts from only approximate estimates of thn cornel's phee a method which, wilh ordinnry comets, usually nil inl siliiaciory imormauon 01 me general character of ihe mint. , , I will hero indulge in a remark concerning the im portance of good observations of this comet. Hav ing passed fir beyond that point of its otbit nt which ihi ilifl'erenee between llie narabolic nnd the elliptic orbit begins to be sensible, il will n"brd to nslrono- er nn opportunity not enjayeil inee iewion s time, of further extending, ly nctual observations, our I i-i-v'edge nf ihe motions or lhce lindics in tne ex trcn -"iris nf their orbit. The twenty or thirty ob-i-r 'iiiies in R irupe nnd Asm, will dnnhtless be - r le eniageil nn the subject. America will make i small contribution to the mass of science res pvin2 llie ihinl great, anil, pe'hsps, most remarks hie rniiiel of this century. As fir as I nm informed, nml I m-niion it wilh much rert, (he oily nsitonn. ii'i-at estn' lihin"nt in lit" United plates capable of fm n -hinj observations, nf anv velue hy the side of til K.uropean, are ihe Hi -h choa Obsetva'nry. of thiseily, nrul ihe Hudson Ohs-rvatnry, uni'er Profess or Lnntnis, in Ohio. The fitst instalments lor instrn menls superior tn ours in enps'-itv, have been forwnrd ed to Munich f ir n National Establishment nl Wash ington, nnd a siibsi-riniion Observatory nt Cineinnnlt. The Corpora lion of Harvard have for many years been talking on lite subject. I will further take occasion tn expe s n hope, ihat our prniseworlhv eonlrolers wilt soon find means to mount iheir excellent Tiansit Instrument, nnd not suffer the few nbs-rvn lion" that Americans can mle ol this retnar ableennet, tn he lessened in their value for want nf a suitable instrument lo determine the places nl the siars, with which il is compared. In comoliancn w ith the request nf several astrono mers, Professor Kendall i entyageil. with the pupils of (he first class nftbe High School, in enmputine nn ephemetis from the new element", which, it is hoped, will serve 10 point out ihe place of Ihe enmet nrter it ha, disappeared .0 tho nakgi c' wander from parish to parish in the firm.. CT "' .ucnt uithout any visible mean, of livdiJaJ after all their fur ' Tur. Pr.nri.r.'s Pnr.ss has not reached ui for two or three weeks past. Wo dont know wlml wo havo donn thai neighbor Bell shnnM neglect us so. Wo can better do without many oilier papers on our exchango list. EARTHQUAKES. They have been lr ing to get up nn earlhqnika at Monipeher and amum" lliernj but it 'twas no (treat shakes'. Wo fell a shock nbout the same time they speak of, but our bumps of Mnrvelnuinesn beinr small we choose to inve-tignte the subject nnd found Ihnt our Hevil hnd just thrown down an arm full of wood Protector. The same attempt has been made in this neighborhood, and with about the ssme success. Tho Now York Tribune said the shock was so ttVenf hern in Burlington that several families toere Miged tn leave their houses . A number of copies of tho Tribune are taken here, other, wiso our citizens might have remained in igno rance on the subject. fJ7The Millerites diden't "go up" on tho