Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, May 3, 1844, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated May 3, 1844 Page 2
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FUO.il WASHINGTON. KmnAV, April 19. In Senate, several memorials niatnst annexation, and on from Virginia in tutor. The Post Office then enmeiip, as printed with the amendments ns the bill now stands It provides for n 3 rent misiayo on male letters for 30 miles, S cents un t.i 100 miles, 10 cuts tip to 300, mi d 15 cents over 300. Franking In mouthers of t'umiress dunnr, session nnd 30 days af ter. The hill was postponed nnd the larill' resolu tions reunH'd. Mr. Wriirht look the floor. A mes sage front the House wns received with the resolu tions in reference to the camp-chest of Washington. Th' resolutions were passed. In the House, the resolutions in relation to the schooner Artnista I were laid on the lahle, 68 to 02. Mr Ad tins presented the resolutions of the lesislatnre f Misiaclliisetts ajain-t annexation. Objections were mnde to rccetriw Ihem! Thej were, however, received nnd ordered to he printed. The house then on motion of Mr Duncan, proceeded to rccnnider the vole of yesterday, rejecting the Western titer nnd harbor lull ayes 129. nays 40. Mr 1). moved to strikeout " the Illinois River." The scenes of yestel day w.'re revived. Much confusion. Here the ac count closes. SAn'nnAY, April 10. Mr Wentworlh of Illinois, who is leported in thn Intelluiencer tu havesnoken profmely on the floor of the Home, when advocating the Western harbor hill, yesterday explained, that he had not saiJ "by f!nd," as he was generally understood to havedone. tint " my (foci." He wished the reporter to make this correc tion. Mr Stevennn submitted resolutions of the legis lature of O-orgia, adverse to those of Massachusetts recommending an aiterntion of the Constitution, and moved lint they be referred to the Select Committee of nine nnd printed: but a motion being made that it belaid upon ih-j lihle and printed, it prevailed. Mr Kir'npatritk reported a bill appropriating SM, 030 for the im provement of Pennsylvania Avenue, which, nn his motion, was referred to the Committee f the Whole. The Committee nn Rials nnd Canals nskd to be discharge I fiooi i lie further consideration of the rc silotinn ilir.'.'ting them to iiifptire into the xiiediency r prop ne t survey tor me ontinuaiiuii ot tne Vyuin (inland road. The Hoits i then resumed Iho consideration of the Western liarhor hill, w'ten Mr Tihbalts continued hit reinirks upon ilia Constitutional powers of the (t iverninint in relatian to internal improvements Mr Tib'ia'ts concluded with a personal nppeal to Mr Douglass an I to Mr Whito in behalf of thn bill, to the fornir tint he would fire.ro hi sectional interest and vote for the hill, if the Illinois lm dd ho stricken nut, and to tin latter that ll wool I use bis personal iullu-nr.e to secure the support of his political fnends to the bi'l. notw thstaniiing the appropriations they cles'rrd might h-stneken nut. Jlr D niiliss respon led that if gentlemen would as sent to the stri'ii ig out of the Oil i i. the Arkansas and tha Mississippi, all of which stoo I upon precisely the asm trroun Is as ill- Illinois, he wool I vote for the hill MrTdibalts siiJ hi w is gratifi I to hear this and was willing himself to give up the Ohio, to secute the necessary appropriations for the Mississippi nnd the Lakes. Mr White attempted to get the tlior, but it was na si ' ie.1 to Mr Calh inn, of T.-on., who spoke to the eansliiulionit n lestion and izabsl I'm power of Con crsi to mike the appropn itio-is i.i the bill. He was followed hv Mr Dan-els. of X. C. no the same side. In the Senate vesierrliv. Mr Wml'IiI spoke for two hours without concluding nn th" TirfT'l tes'inn. He was in f.ivor of a modification, ami as nearly as I roubl gather. for his spi-ecli w.isns ambiguous ns Van Huren's In Ji ana letter, he thought 30 per cent, should be tho maximum of duties. Texas The Tariff, &c. Monpat, April 22. In the House of Representatives, to-day, the vote (in the Wertern River bill was refused lobe reconsid ered i Yeas T.i ; .V.iys 111. Thus the bill has finally patl the House. MrUirturd now moved to lake tip the nutern bill in tho same mininT. by suspension of rules; re fnircl Yeas 10 j, .ays83 not a decisive dtpns'ni m nt th i bill, hut quite u ninous that the Western I.ocns having passd their own bill nt least, care but little lor tha othr internal improvement I ill. Mr Clinch, on leave, introduced a bill for the set lletnet of the claims oflhe lieorjia militia of 1311 'tic! 1812. Mr MeKav, according to notice, moved to go into Cainmitteenf the Wholn on the Union to Inkcophis bill to modifv the Tariff". A call of the House nn his motion exhibited a very full attendance 193 Mem bers prcs"nt. Tho motion was then rnrried the toic etching much interest bv Yeas 101, Nat's 91 s-veril of the Connecticut, with some o( the New York nnd other Member having changed to the alfir nia'ive. The vote was as follows : Yeas Messrs Anderson. Atkinson. Bet Mr. Ben ton, J.nnJs A. Ill.iek. Ill ic'.well. Mower, Itowlin.lloyd, Jaeob Rrinckerhnff, William G. Brown, Burke, Burt, Cildwell, Citlin, Ileuli-n Chapman, Augu-tus A. t'hipmin. Clnppell, Clinton. Cobb. C lis, Cross, t'ullom, Dim, Dmiel, J. W. Divis, Douglass, Dmui ROile, Duncan. Dunlap, Rimer, Fieklin, French, By ram (Jrcen, Hale. Ilainmett, Haralson, llenlev. Her rick. Holmes, Uoire. Honkins. Houston. Hubard, Hubbell, Hughes, llnngerf ird, . lames It. Hunt, June, son, Cive Johnson, An Irew Johnson, George W. Jones, Andrew Kenne.jy, I'reston king, I.ihrnnche, Leonard, Lewis. I.tfas, Lvon, Mct'atislen, .Maclav, McClelland, McClermrd.' McConnell, McDiwell, McKay, Mathews, Joseph Morris, Mu'phv JVorri, Owen,' Payne, Petit, I'mcry D. Poller, Pratt, Purity. jiiiuiiun, i.ivii .-. u-i i, jiiiing, it one, linen, lion erts, Robinmu, St. John, Tlmnas II, Seymour, Si nions, Simpson, Slidcll, Thomas Smith, IMi'l Smith, Steenrod, Stetson, John Mewart, Siih'.o, S'nne, Strong, Taylor, Thompson. Tihbalts. Writer. Went- worth, Wheaton, Woodward, Joseph A. Wright 101. AAVi-uessrs. .union, Attains, Aslie, Halter, liar ringer, Barnard. IlidlacV, James Illicit, Brengle, Itrod held, Milton Brown, Jnremiah Brown, ButTington, Uarv, Cirroll, Causin, Chilton, Cinch, Clinrman. Oollainer, Cranstnii, Darrai'h. Gtrret Davis, Rietiirii I). Davis, De'ierry, Deller, D.ekev. Dickinson. I'.llis Fnrlee, Pis'i, Florence, Foot, Foster, did lings, Willis- i.reen. drinnell, tjri ler, It infill. Harper, Hays, Hud son, Washington Hunt, C. J. Ingersoll, Joseph It Ingersoll, lrvin, Ji nks. Pi-rley II. Johnson. J. P. Ken ne-ly, Daniel P. King, Mcl'viine. Matsb, CI ward Joy Morris, .Morse, Jlnselev, Acs, Newton, P.iruienter, Pattersm, Peyton, IMim nt, Ci-ha R. Potter, Pres. ton, Ramsey, Charles M Reed, Killer, Rockwell Kortnev, ttogT", Itiiss 'ii, hamnV. s.-hi-nrk. Senter, .Severance, Dai id L Sevnviur. Alb-rl "mith, John T. Sinitli, C ile'i I). Sniiih. Knencr. Sleplietis. An drew Stewart, Summers, Thoma son. Tdden, Tyler, ancc. vanmeter. vint.in, vv.-tiercit. White, wu Htm-, tvmnrop, ivm. uns'ti, ost Ul. The Bill was taken up in Co limiuee (Mr. Hopkin in the clnir) the Locos hiving, after these repelled f forts, Mieecudel in barely getting up the bill : .villi reference to uhich being f.ir f'out decided ns to the oiirse to pursue, their rmbirra-ismi'nt nnd confusion sre enhance! hv this nn doubt to bu hoisted nfsuc eesa Mr. C. J. Ingersoll moved to amend the first se.clion by postponing the lime for the taking effect of tne mil trout Hie 1st sepleinter (as designated) to 1st January next. This give rise to a pirin-il debate. Mr. I. slid if tho hill ev 1 heeiuw- n jaw it would not he un'il some lime in Juni or July ; hence this law of sn mucu interest to nianut.i 'tuirs anu commerce Tor the sike ofallowing a r;asinahle notiee, ought to be postponed inopernnon uniii ist January. Mr Owen attempted to commence- a general debate but wa unsuccessful on this amendment. Mr. McKay said he had received numerous letter from importing merchants of .N, y. nnd elsewhere rroieslmg against September, and desirin; January or Julv, Messrs. Rhett, Pivne, and D. II. Lewis, talked wartnlv ol the oppression nnd nhuse of tho People un dcr the present law, nnd ns a iit'-nsure of relief adto cnteit itt pissase. and operation imtinttr. Mr. McKay moved to nmend the anionlnient by fixing the lime the 1st July. Mr. Winlhrnp protested "gainst so speedy achnnge .i. m:n l: . I ...... f t ., . in in" j.iiiii, .iiiu in "Mil,. r-,i inn- ii, iwn articles uiai of stiiee being one (m which the nueriion of nrntec lion was not involved) which being redured in duty ono hundred per cent., of course the prior importa tions under th law of IS12 could not compete in (ho market with the ipnnlilics that would he imported under the reduced duties and muii conseq iently be sacrificed. Messrs. J. II. Ingersoll nnd Davis, nfli.ndvncalril the ill-lav of fixing iho time until the hill was perfect. k nnd Mr. K. J. Morris further favored tho fiin the latest lime, hut protested against the change nt nil (of which, however, be thought there was but little prospo"l)of the law whoso beneficial resutls wete seen in the revived prosperity, renewed vigor nnd ac tivity of nil I ranches, of trade, nnd in the increased nnd liberal revenues of Governmint. Mr. McKay's amendment to fit the time in July was r'jectcd bv a large majority. Afer the rejection of n motion of Mr, Stewnrt of Pa. to make the lime January. 181G, Mr C. J. Inger soil's amendment was adopted t Ayes G', Noes -It, The bill was then discussed by .Messrs. Owen and Wright of In. in opposition to lliu existing law, until sHjiiunment. In Senate, snvral messages were received from the President per John Tyler. Jr. among which was tho on threatened 7Veny of Annexation. Memorials were prcsente l agiinst annexation from Illinois hv M. lireeKH, from Maine by Sir. Fairfield, r.... v V MloLhesterl bv Mr. Wright, from Pa. bv Mr nuchanan and from Vl. by Mr. Upham. Ala) i...!-nfn Tiler mass (?) meeting in Philade nhis thanking Gen. Jackson, Mr. Tyler, Senntnr Walker and Secretary Willi Tor their course in fa Tor of annexation. Tha remainder of the day wn consumed in Etecu live Session on tho Treaty. b e a. ltisiment of Iheafr.nr iv to tcriinnMe a I pro ceedings on the subject, Mr Holmes rnse nod slid he con-idered it incumbent on him. in the discharge of is (tut v. to nfr.T a resolution for expelling Mr Whito nnd Mr Itnlhhun from the IIou-c. Messrs Chappel, of (in., nnd Bctser, of Ala., suppor 1 the resolution. Mr Stephens Diekinsort, and oth ers, were opposed to it. Mr Dickinson slid ns the llauscdiil not seem to tic in a moon invoraiiic to cool action on the siihject, he would move an adjournment. pose, than which nothing can bo farther from the Mr Drnmgoole obiecitd to an ndioiirnincnt, and . trutli. tic is a leehle cripple, and most itmiiensive and called the attention of the House to tha case of the in- amiatle man, nnd, as will he proved, was most rudely un us. who had been shot. He ssi.l it was nccessa- and violently treated belore tie made nny resistance. r) sonic Mut9 miiili ii loiinwiin ne inivtu 10 Mini mill brought up n great many historical recollections, and arraigned the Loco Focu party for their vacillating course upon that question. He also condemned their unfairness in rcfu-ing to print the reports that hntl been tnado in favnr of Iho TntifT policy, whilst they were nrofus in spending the iniblic moncv in nrint- log their own clocuine.its. lie. criticised the report of .it r iiictvay, nnd controverted its positions, lie allu ded also to the sensitiveness of that parly, whenever tho protectivs system was brought into question, nnd their extreme unwillingness that it should be discuss ed. He considctcd these significant signs, that the self-styled democratic, party were conscious that they were ncling in opposition to the populnr voice. The debate is going on nt tho limo of closing. Sknatf.. Tho following memorials were present ed and referred. Mr Upham, front citizens of Ver mont, remonstrating against tho nnnexnlion ol Texas. Also, nzninst nnv chance tn the Tariff. The signers siy that they nro formers, nnd before this Tnrifl'was adonled. the v had on hand n larce amount of soricul ttiral products, which hail accumulated, because thev could lino no market for themj but the adoption of tne present i arm opened a ready sale for tticir un cles. Mr Buchanan, two mcmorlnla from Pcnn. in favor of the present Tariff. Mr. Tallmadge, three memorials from different parts of New York, against the annexation of Texas. Also, n Large number of remonstrances against any change in the existing Tariff. Mr". Crittenden, a memorial from Ohio, against the ratification of tho Treaty with Texas. Mr. Tappan, from citizens of Urninbridge, Ohio, against the nnnexntim of Tetas. Also, n petition f-ir a communication between Likes Superior nnd Huron. Mr Walker, tho nrocccdmes of n Tyler meeting in Philadelphia, in favor ol'ihe re-annerntlon of Texas. Mr Francis, the protest of thoLegisla'tircnf Rhode Island, agninst nny tnlerlerenco tiy Congress, witn tltointcrnal concerns ol mat Mate, as without nuinor itv. and havini? n tendency to excite a spirit of discon tent nnd insurrection. Mr F. moved that it be laid on the tilde nttil nrintod--so ordered. Mr Allen Wished to nsk the Senntor from Rhode Island whether Ins intention was to call up this sub jeet for the action of the Senate 1 INr rranris io sir. Mr St-m pie gave notice of a bill to establish an ar mnrv in Ilhnnis. On motion of Jlr Merrick, the Post Office bill was taken nn. Tho nrndimr nuestion was nn amend ment, proposed by Mr Archer, to nllow member of Congress nnd delegates from territories to frank let ters in the recess, weighing not over J nn ounce each. After n brief discussion between Messrs. Buchanan, Merrick and Sevier, the question on the amendment wns taken by vcasand nays, nnd the same was rejec ted by 25 to If!. The Senate have not been in Executive session since the first day the Texas Treaty was sent in, nnd nothing has transpired in relat on io the precise con tents of thaido"inncnt. Tho opinion is more preva lent than ever, that it will not only not be raiified, but tint it Will not receive nnyilung like n majority of tha votes of the Senate. The belief is very gene ral lhat if tho Trcat is rejected, nn attempt will be made to con-u:nmale the measure, bv the passage of a joint resolution, by n majority of both Houses. Such a tesolotion, however, cannot be carried, unless the present feeling on the subject changes very mate rially, of which there is no probability. It is said that something will appear soon from Mr. Clay, on tho subject of annexation. His views will give satis fiction to the Vlii"j patty as well in the North as elsewhere. Washington. Thursday night. April 23. No business was transacted in either House of Consress to day except to adopt the resolutions culn mirv on the death of a member. In the House. Mr S'idi ll, of La., announcing the death of his colleague Mr Bo.ssietir, whose death, he remarked, was the tenth tint had occurred in the present Congress ; thtee in the Senate, nnd seven tn the House. 1 he lit of elettn, ns al present. These gcnllomen were not yet in attendance.) rue call was ordered, nnu lite l;lctk hid got partly through the list of members, when Mr. Pnrmcntcr moved thatliirlhcr proceedings under the call be dispensed with, which motion was adopted. Several communications from the Secretaries of the Navy nnd at War were read, nnd referred to the ap propriate Committees. Mr McKay moved lhat the rules be suspended, nnd that the House nsolvo itself into n Comnnlleo of the Whole, for the p irposo of continuing the n'rbnlc on the TarifThill. The motion was adopted, and Mr Hop kins took the Clnir. Mr Wright, of Ii., resumed his remarks in favorof the hill, nnd in opposition to the protective policy. Ho maintained that the operation of a hiub protective Tari I'was particularly injurious to the West, Ac He spoke out his hour. Mr White followed, and devoted his hour to n de fence of Sir Clay against the old and stale charge of bargain nnd corruption lhat had been fevided by Mr Bovd. of Kentucky, in n letter recently published by him. At the conclusion of Mr White's speech, some remarks were interchanged between htm nnd Mr Rathbun, of New York, in n low, cnnversational tone, which were not heard nt the Reporters desk. It was understood, however, that Air Hathbtin re marked lhat the changes of bargain nnd corruption that had been made against Mr Clay could be proved. Mr White replied lhat it was a libel. The result ofit was that Mr II. struck Mr White, who relumed the blow. Immediately the members nil rushed to the spot the gentlemen were separated, nnd for n few moments the. grrntest confusion reigned in the Hall. A stranger from Kentucky, who was in the Hall, lushed within the bar ond interfered, when ho was taken out by ono of the officers. When outside, the report of a pistol was heard, nnd it was afterwards as certained tltat the same poison had shot John L. Wirt, one. of the Watchmen of the House in the thigh. It.issaid the thigh hone is broken. When order was restored in tho House, (the Speak er being in iho Chair,) Mr Hopkins, the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole, reported the proceedings which had produced tho interrnntion nn I disorder, He attributed it to Mr White nnd Mr Ritbhitn. Mr Dronuonlc then submitted n proposition for hiving the two offending members taken into the cus tody of the Sergeant-at-Arms, nnd brought bcforcllic bir nf the House to nnswer for the offence. Mr Hardin sugrestel that there was no precedent for this proceeding, nnd Slid it had been the custom of Hie House lo have such matters examined into nv a Committee. C onsiderable time wn spent in deter mining on tho course ot proceeding proper on the oc casion. A number of gentlemen gave their views up on the suhjee, nnd various oilier sugcestions were nnde, and resolutions nfiercd, in regard lo the course proper to be pursued. Mr White rose and addressed the House, nnd ex pressed his regret nt what had occurred, but could not agree to hold him-elf pledged, asone of therrsoluiions proposed, not to act further in the miller. Ho cou'd not foretell what ini jht occur to require him lo act in consistently with such a pledge. He however, ex pressed his deep regret nt the occurrence, nnd other wise npotogised to the House for the violation of the rulc of order and decorum which had taken place. Mr Rathbun nlso addressed the House, nud slid ho had ncted under the influence nf the excitement he was under nt the time. He appologise.l In Iho House, and slated that he harbored no resentment towards the gentleman from Kentucky, lie spn'.e in this sirnin for some ten minutes. Both gentlemen acted with greal coolness and propriety, ami neither exp ess cil anv sentiments that were in nny way di-crcditahle. Mr White ainin spoke, nnd expressed himself sat isfied wi ll Mr Rilh1 tin's explanation, nnd unless that gentleman ncted further, he (Mr W.) did not stand in a hn.ti'e attitude towards linn. Mr Rnthhun then roseand extended hii band, which Mr White received nnd shook, and thus was a recon ciliation rff'cled. n...... ...;,r,., .,n r..n.l nn ill B1.1a nt mn gratifying a termination of the difficulty. Tho per-1 ncral will lake place lo-morroiy, and the business of sons in the "illeries, nnd others, signalized il by loud congress win not ne resumed nil Saturday. lipping. When evcrv one supposed mat tins arnica- '' imim", who wns nppniuiruun niu vnmmiurc TUB TYLER CABINET. The failure flic tiller disjipation of Prcsi' tlent Tyler's hopes of a nomination for the next .'residency, winch awaits linn in nil the tnnntti of May, will be very likely to produce an explo sion In Ins incongruous nnd Hl-cnnnccieu cam net. The manner in which public opinion will touch that body, through tho action of the two great national tioti'inatlnjj Conventions, will act on it like piitlliijf the thumb ami finger on ono of llnpcrl s ilrnps, and it will lly into ir.igtncnis. "I'cqiiou, in a notice ot iiiir biiujcci says. Ominous clouds bans round the While House t nnd between it nnd Iho Treasury thcro seems a storm por tending. It may not burst, but it rolls with menacing vehemence. 1 aspire not to tne cnaracier oi a propn cl, nor hope for n prophet's reward, but if anything disastrous should happen, I beg you readers would tpcoilcct, that 1 1 a certain lormer letter, i vattctnateu Iho vacancy of the Treasury Department, as n se quence of the removal of the acute Collector of New Yoik. ICrThe London correspondent of the N. Y. Republic state. that the fntlnwinir passage ap peared in the London Times of March 23d. It is sad and pungent but it is too true. "Of a truth there is something rotten in this our stale ofKnglnnd Discontent born of poverty, nnd generating crim--ignnronce .allied to malignity, work ing out the revenge of indiirence and misery visiting its oppicssors with n wild kind of rough j istice such arc the features of the social slnto in our agricultural counties, as represented in the mirror of the assize and sessions reports. of Investigation, has been excused from serving nt his rcnucst. It is siinirisiiirr that he should have been nl.iccd upon thnt Committee, ns the affray grew out of i i iiikiu u-i-ii ill i(clii niauu an iiiuv.il ill no uuiiiut; ns iii that ol .Mr Clay. I The Locofocos, w'nh their usual want of principle nnu disregard ot irutn, nre striving to creato nn im prcssion lhat Moore who fired the nistnl. was inlrO' duccd on t lie floor nf tho House for a billigerent pur Some further discussion took nlace. when ? re-1 solution was adopted, providing that a Comniilteo of five should uo appomte t, to investigate Hie circum stances of the rencounter, nnd to report a bill to meet nil cases ofa breach of the pcaco within thecapitol also to investigate the cireum-dances nttenuing the wnunding of an officer of llie House, and to ascertain and report what connection that trensaclion had wiih theaffiir between Messrs Whi cand Rathbun. SknsTE Mr Benton appeared in his seat to-day. Mr Johnson of l,a. nn senied a memorial from Bai lie Peyton, District Attorney for the District of Louis iana, who says thai a case has been pending in the Circuit Court ihcrc, of an individual charged with pi racy nn the high seis ilnt there have been two trills in which thejury could not ngree, nn nllegation of in sanity lining b 'en set up. Mr P. describes ilic accus ed pirlv as a despento character, and prays some tenon oi congress mat mavreicti sucn cases. .Mr Huntington presented n memoiial from natural ized citizens of Connecticut, who nk that some pro tection tmy he ettended to them, by action or Con gress, whereby, in case of war, ihey shall not be pur led ns traitors. Mr 11. ichanin presented a memorial from the So ciety nf friends in Pennsylvania, remonstrating against tnii annexation ot icxas. .Mr Crittend m presented a memorial from citizens of Like ami Lahanon couniies, Pj., objecting to atfy change in the present TarifK -Several adverso reports Irom Committees were ta ken up, and concurred in by the Senile. The lull trom tne House, making appropriations lor Western rivers an! harbots, was referred lo the Com- iriie on Worn ne'itj, Senate hill No. 101, being nn act supplemental is an act regulating lite pay of the Navy. This hill is designs 1 lo provide, by a permanent law, for tosses arising in 1 lie Na' y from such accidents as the wreck of the ('uncord, the burning of iho Missouri, &c. Mr Ivarce moved an ninendoicnt, which wis ac cepted, allowing S200 lo ihe Kngm.cr, nnd $150 lo the ssistint l-.nginccr, these officers having been omit tel in l Ho lull. Mr Choite moved an amendment, itcreasing the amount allowed to some of Ihe petty officers. The amendment was briefly diseiissed by himself and Messrs Bavard and Allen ; nfter which, nt the in stance of Mr llayird, Ihe bill wns laiil n.ide, nnd Mr t right continued hi speech on the rami. WnPNr.snAY, April 24. IIoL'-r. or RnrnrsESTATtvns. TliPtirocrrdingsrn- ded yesterday by the ndoptiun ofa resolution directing the appointment! ofa Committee nf five members to investigate the circumstances attending the rencnun- ter lieiween Messrs llathhtin and Whitp, and censur ing them for their conduct. The Coinmiitecconsisis of .Mcssrs'Sanders, AJauis, Dromgoole, Hardin and lieittien ctiipmin. The person who wounded the officer, was ordered to remain in the custody of tho Serircant-nt-Arms, until the furlher nction of 'he House. Mr. Wirt, the witchniin, who wns shot, is stud to be very badly wounded. The hall entered the thigh high up, and although the bono is not broken, the injury is a verv serious one, '1 he Pal! has not yet hecn etiracted, nt though an examination hits been made by the physi cians. To-day's Pbocebpings Mr White risa and asked the indu bjenre of ihe House lo make a personal ex planrion. He siid for tlm first time in his life, he fell called upon to nonce a publication in a newspiper in reference to himself The chair remaikcd thai he could only proceed bv Ihe unanimous content of ihe House. Objection waa nnde by several gentlemen on the oilier side of the llnu. Mr P.. J. Morri moved to suspend the rules, to en able Mr While to make an explanation. .Mr. Cobb, of Ga. suggi sled lo Mr Morri to modify Ins motion, so as tn include in it .11 r Kennedy, ol In diana, who also desired to make a personal explana tion. Mr. Morris so modified his motion, and Ihe yea and mys were ordered. The rules were nol suspend ed. Yeas 9?, nays 81. Less than two thirds having voted in the alTiimative. A motion wa made that tho rules he suspended for the purpose of going into Committee nf the Whole on the I anil lull. I he mo'ion was agreed lo. Mr J. ByncVrhoir f o no, being entitled to the ll mr, a Idresseil lr Committee nt length, in opposi tion to the protective policy. He maintained lhat the elfect of n high tariff wns injurinus to the people. Ii enhance I lite prices of (ho articles ihev had to pur chise. nnd reduced the prices nf those ihey had to si-tl. The homo market f ir ngricultiirat products was nol sufficient tn con'timo tho surptus lo be disposed of. The foreign market must be mainly relied nn. Ha r. intrnyir e 1 Ihepnsition that high dutira pr. d iced 'o.v prices, nnd maintained Ihnl iherfTict was Ihe revrse. Mr. Wethered. nf Mnrvlnnd. ent ihe floor next, nnd though a young man and n young member, tin matte a practical and conclusive nigumrnt in favor of ihe pro tective system, lie slid he was like Iho gentleman from Indians, in ono respect, ilewasin thebibii of calling things by their ruht names, nnd therefore, il wns that he denominated the bill before the House a "Urili'h Bill." The rITl'Ct ofit would certainly ha to protect British interests, in inedcs'rucnonni Amen rnninteiests. Mr W. then went on and delivered r verv creditable and eflectivo soerch. He contended thattlierfTectoflhelarifroflR42, had been to reduce the prices of he protected articles, nnd lo render them oi n oenpr iiunuty, I ic extiumcil ljn riiiirue ei iim faclured articles, fabricated in this country and in Eu rope, nnd compared their price. 'i niaoe ii nppenr lhat Iho superior quality and diminished price, were nnd is now suffering seriously from the wounds and btuises inflicted nn him. It is rumor that Mr Dallas will be nominated to the vacancv on the Supreme Court bench occasioned bv the death of Jiidue Baldwin. Il is nlso rumored that J.C .S'nenccr will be nominated ns Minister lo Itussin in the ptnee of Todd, to be recalled. Who is to till Spencer's place I have not heard. I do not doubt but that Spencer is lo he provided for in some such way as is nbove suggested. He is obnoxious lo Mr Tvler. nnd besides his disposition is not of thnl char acter to permit him to be placed in nn acknowledged secondary position in ttie Cabinet, which would he ihe case were he to remain, and Ihe mission to Russia, or some other government, is a less offensive way of inviting mm into retirement man an unconditional removal. This city is now tolerably full of lunatics. First there is Senator Niles who believes be has passed from mis world, and is now experiencing tuturily. bee ondlv, John Tvler. who is tnually insane ns tn hi chance for tho Presidency, and thirdly, the principal agitators for the annexation of Texas j and these last as well as the dpt., have an tinjusl anil false nppreel ation of ihe wotld thev live in. nspoor Mr Niles. Tyler believes that he will with certainty compass the Presidency. The friends nf annexation are equally certain that the treaty vitl be ratified, and nothing will undfeeivc either till final action is had upon both im.se snujects. FniRAV. April 26. Hoi'sr. or Rr.pnn'r.NTATlvr.s. The House met nt 12 o'clock for the purpose of witnessing the functnt ceremonies of Mr Bossier, lately one ol lis members The Spea'.et took Ins seat, nnd called the House lo order, wnen inc journal was rcau oy me. ciern. Al a 1 pai l 12, the President of the Scnalc entered the Hill, followed by the Senators in n body. The I'resuient ol me r-enatc looit a seat ny tne sine ol t tie Sneaker ol the House. 1 he hier eitpporting I lie corn was then brought in, anil placed in the nrea, in frnnt of the Speaker's seat. Il waspreccedcil by four or five ministers ol the Catholic persuasion, according lo the forms of which church Ihe funeral service was per formed. An elonuent and nflViing sermon was then delivered by the Rev. Mr Ryder, Prescient of the Georgetown College. Ihe President of Ihe united States and the heads ol tne ueparomenis wcro pre sent. After Ihe service in Ihe Capital, a procession of th two Houses nnd others was formed, and the body conveyed to the Congressional burying ground. There as no business transacted in tne senate to-day. FRIDAY MORNING, MAY. 3. 1844. THE OLD DOMINION. The nows from Virginia In another col umn although f.ir from being decisive its tu tho result, is calculated to cheer evcrv fiiunil of Mr. Clay. In a State where th vagaries of modern democracy hitvo been linked in a sort of hereditary life with the real demo crats who graced that glorious soil in belter lays, a gain in any county or dis'rict, over tho votn of 1840, when the State was only carried for Van Bitren by about 1400 votes, must certainly ho admitted to augur well for the result in tho fill. Wo do nol, however, ns yet make any claims on Virginia, nor arc we quite sure lhat success there at this time would be the best thing fur us. It is hinted in certain qtiaitcrs, that if, after the spasmo dic struggles of cili.en Ritchie, the Slate should go strongly Whig, the friends of Mat ty would be ready to give him up in despair, and try their luck with any body else, rather than go into tho contest, certain of defeat tinder his soiled and Littered banner. For ourselves, we are quite sure that Mr. Clay will distance any and every candidate who may be entered against him, but really, we have become so accustomed lo the pros pect of trouncing Van, that wc should pre fer to have things icmain as they nre. And

so we should bo willing to give the Locos Virginia this spring, if it will only strength nn their arms to nnmtnale linn. Uut for ourselves wc do not, and never have doubted that he was to bo the nominee, and this " in spite of lamentations lure and elsewhere." TEXAS ANNEXATION. Sm'BDAV, April 27. In the House or Rephesevtativks, to-day, Mr DromotjooV moved a reso'uliun to terminate debate on Mr McKiv's Tari I I ill on Monday, 6th proximo nt 4 P. M. This gave rise to nn hour's discussion by several membcis of both parlies, the Whigs and some of the "Democrats" strongly rcmonsir ttin ngainst, by the mere brute force of n mt;oriiy (which ii np peirs is not to b fixed for Ihi- premature proposition) of teiininaiing debate on si vit ill v an important hill, with allowing hut eight days, (it f inheres!) nnd pro bihly, taking into consideration Ihe unavoulibleiiiier motions, but four or live days, tliU9 permitting to Ihe Whigs but ten or eleven speeches. Mr Hamlin, nfter a speech in f.ivor of the resolution, moved the previous question i refuted a second i Ayes 70 ; Noes 73. Mr J C. Ingersoll moved then to extend the time three diys. Mr llrodhe.il (t.oeo from Pa) mavedrouy the resolution on the table: eirried t'eas 83. Nays B3. Thus the improved T.iriir is not through yet; when or wnciucr u win tic rem una in uc seen. Mr Dromigoolo then moved to go into the Com millce of the Whole on ihe Dnion lo resume Ihe con siilerotion of ihe bill. Mr Barnard honed not : but that the P.aslern Harbor, bill would be permitted to coino frnm Ihe Speaker's table in order. The motion was carried ny iinriy or lortv iinjoruy. Mr llclscr entered into Constitutional argument ngainst the Protoeiive Sys'cin, and against tla cxpe diencv and itislice. .air iironneiii mann n goon speccn in i.ivnr oi inc Prnieciive InrifT, and nol only in opposition to the passage or Ihe pending lull, nut lo uiscussinn tiiereon ns entirely useless and worse than useless, there brins no prospect oi ncuon ni mis tune, anu was speatung al the rinse o mis letter. The Senaio wns nol in session. Wo have heard of mothers overlaying their children while asleep and smothering them, but il is seldom that a political father is seen to kill i lis own cherished offspring, with Ins eyes wide open. It remained how ever, for the stupid anomaly now squatting in tne chair of (state to show us a great ma lty new things under the sun, and this among them. It appears that the gtcat annexation trea ty so pompously sent in to thu Senate, and which has formed the basis of the rapid lu cubrations of Johnny Raw of the Mndiso nian for some months p.isi, is on examination too hideous and abominable a deformity even for the stomachs of the annexationists. It is accompanied by a long list of documents, which are among the most extraordinary on our records. Some of tho most rabid friends of annexation, it is said, declare openly that such a thing can never get their votes, and it is confidently predicted that it will not get a dozen votes in iho Senate ! So much for John Tyler's hobby, whereon John Jones has been confidently predicting lhat bo would ritle into tho Presidency, over all opposition. The last flicker of the Tylerian candle has gone out in tho socket, nnd all is darkness.-- Henceforth let Iho filo of the Traitor serve as a beacon light above the fatal reef where his pirate vessel foundered and went down. ny agrees to reduce her impost on American Tobacco from 120 to 70 or 80 por cent. ; nn Lard slighily ; and not to increase her du ty on Rice (which sho has no motive for, no idea of doing;) nnd for these considerations our Government covenants to cut down our duties on her Silks, Linens, Toys, &.c. to barely twenty per cent.! Germany rcducps her duties on one article, produced by a very small section of our Country, nnd which can not he forced into a much more general use in Germany by lower duties, to seventy per cent, and on niiolhcr a little, for which wo reduce on nearly every thing she wishes to sell us tn twenty per cent. thereby at least trebling her entire exports lo this Country Wo obtain a reduction on barely two sta ples, of necessarily limited consumption any where, and which do not compete with any German product ; for which wo concede to her a reduction to the lowest Revenue point of our duties on the vast aggregate of Silks, Hosiery, Fancy Goods, Toys, ice. which Germany manufactures. There is certain ruin to great Industrial interests here involv- d in this, while Germany sacrifices nothing Wo do not turn a German laborer out ofem- ployment by her concessions, while she will undermine a hundred thiitisuiiil of our work men by ours. Wns there ever such a Tren ty-maker as Joint Tyler? Be it observed thut Mr. Wheaton is not nt till responsible for ihi. He hail nn dis cretion, lie u.is peremptorily ordered to cuncliidt! ii Ci)tiiliiert.'inl Tre.itv on thn best terms ho could get, and have it rntutiletetl fore tho assembling, of the ll.illiiuoie Con ventions. He of course coiiiiueiiced Ins tip proathes in regul.tr fonn; but tint wary Prussi.in Minister, Buhnv, who acts for the German League, manifested no correspon ding eagerness. Hit saw no necessity for a Treaty declined lo negotiate any except his own terms, of course. And such terms! biitely, Jnlin I yler must leel a sul- fusion of shame us he communicates them to the Senate. If this Trcnty could bo confirmed, it would involve us in perplexing difficulties with for eign Slates. Ennland, France, and other Manufacturing Nations, would protest against this low admission of German goods as a vio lation of the spirit of our engagements to place their Trade on the footing of that of the most favored Nations. They would rightfully treat the pretended equivalent as a mere blind a sham loo glaringly inadequate to constitute the real consideration. They would insist that their Products bo placed on an equally favorable footing in our markets, and on terms as little burthensomc to them as those we imposed on Germany. The re. suit would be, as was doubtless intended, a general break-down of tho Tariff. And il might as well be broken domn altogether as evaded and its vitality destroyed in the man ner proposed by this Treaty. The only palliation that can he suggested for tho course of Mr. Tyler in this matlter imports thai lie supposed, when lie instructed Mr. Wheaton, that the Loco-Focos would have n majority in both branches of this Con grrss, and would break down tho Tariff any how ; so he might as well get something for a part ofit as nothing. Dul since Thnnes sce and Maryland have upset his calcula tions, il will be his wisest course to reject the Treaty at once, without sending it to the Senate. Tribune. Uo will be a hard man to get out, if ho onco gets in. Wo behove tho documents liavo not como on yet. Tribune. FRACAS IN CONGRESS. A few days ago, some body revived tho slalo slander of bargain and corruption ngainst Mr. Clay in 1825. Hon. John White, latu Speaker, pronounced it false. Mr. Georgo Rathbun tho member from tho Cay uga district, N. Y. whoso seat is directly in front of Mr. White's turned round and told him tho charge was capablo of proof. To this Mr. W. replied bv reiterating that tho chargo was falso. Mr. Rathbun immediate ly aimed a blow at Mr. Whito which was re turned, and after exchanging several nioro blows, they were separated by the members During the alTray, a fellow named Moore, rushed in upon the floor to take Mr. White's part, but was immediately soiled ty Mr. McCauslin of Illinois and put out of the Hall whereupon ho drew a pistol and fired at Mr. McCauslin, but missed him, and shot one of I lie door-keepers in the thigh. He was seized, and after some flourishing of a liouio knife was secured, nnd will, we hope, bo severely punished. Mr. Whito nnd Mr. Rathbun sii!noqtiently apologized to (he house, and shook hands. Sn there ends this chapter of Cungri'ssinnal etiquette. VIUGINIA. The returns front Ihe ONI Dominion are ox rnltont. mi for as thev im. h'lt are not derisive of the roniP. fS'i f lie, wo li.ivc not he.inl nt the t luss of a 'ing-e delegate, anil have probably I gai' or) one in Caroline. All the counties from Inch we have returns were Whit? last year, illi only three exception, Caroline, Frede- rick and Che.-lcrfinlu. Ono of them is reported to hae been redeemed; in another the Loco Foco majorilv of lat year has been srcatly re lured, and in the third, Chesterlield, the l,nrn Foco majority of 2-J9 for Van Iliiren in 1810, has been reduced to -10 ! ! This is indeed a great result, and if it bo any fair indication of the whole State, augurs a glorious triumph for Henry Clay. I his denstvo gain is even more important in another aspect. Last year, in con Fcipicnre of treat frauds anil illegal voting, nnw proved by tne present mtagre Jsicn juico ma jority, the majority agninst the iioble-lieartcu Id it Is, was swulleil up to .114. lie was, in con- eniieuce, beaten by a small majority, less titan 10 votes, nyenmnaring the vole below of 1810 r.nil of last year witli that of the present, the magnitude of our triumph in this view will be pp reciatcd. 1810. 1313. 1311. Harrison. Van Muren. Rous. Jones. Whig. I.nro. 293 530 23) 539 407 li3 Gain over 1810, 23(1 over last year, 2031 ! If Mr. Speaker Jones would hut leave to the 1'Eon.n lo decide his right to tils scat, the result would not be in much doubt. In the city of Petersburg, tno, our gatn is most derisive. In 1810, Van Duron carried it hv 17 majority. The Whig majority is now 104 ! ! The peopli: aiie comi.no. Hanover coitntv, the birth place of Clav, has re-elected a Whig by an increased majority. Senate. In t lie Jellrfrsniiian District, the following are all the returns received : by residence or birih who should be at Haiti more during the Convention, to join in I lie ce remonial and processions. Tho President immediately delegated this privilege to each member of the delegation. Ileforonco having been madu to an Addresi delivered by Mr. Thayer, a Vermentcr, on last evening, in the Thirteenth Ward, that eentlo- man was introduced to the rneeitng, and made a handsome address, concluding with the fol lowing sentiment, which, with the whole speech, was loudly applauded : "'I he Whig Delegates, to the Baltimore Con vention It is their duty to nominate him, and to elect him," Gen. Clark moved that a committee of three be appointed to present to Messrs. Stetson St. Coleman the thanks of the meeting, and to pre. sent them with a sprig of the Vermont emblem tree after which the meeting dissolved. The banner of the State Delegation bearing the National Haglc over the Escutcheon of th State, and the devise Thus do our mountain's sons Respond to their country's call, was in the hall of the house, and as also was th (lag of iho Delegation of Burlington, richly em broidered with the motto, The dawn of a brighter day. Tho meeting was most enthusiastic, and ia high spirits. Messrs. Stetson & Coleman had mad ar. rangotnetits for the meeting in their usual good taste. MATTERS AT WASHINGTON. MR. TYLER'S NEW MISCHIEF. TiT.snv. April 23. I ercillv in favor Of the domestic nrlicle. Hespoke in flnrsr or HnrsrsjjSTATivM. After iheTeadinaof I favor nf n home market for our nri"ullural products. theiiiirnil prayer, 4c, Mr Hopkins nddrcneu tue and maintained Hint the operation el inn proircnve Soeiker nnd moved Mini mere ne a exo in '!";"y "vsn " ocui-iii nn- niMiciiiiuiuuuins". lAjiisid 'be did this for iho benefit nf llie-fn n clock system was the life of agriculture. 'I V ie s'luded to Mr Cave Jnhnsan and olh- The debate was continued hy Messrs Kennedy, nf !.rs who vesV'rdav wished to have a resolution adopt-' Maryland, ,nd Morns, of Pcnn. . Mr Kennedy spoke l 'leo'iirine tho Hou.e lo niett st ten o'clock instead on various subjects connected ib the TaiUT He Despatch. Mr. Hays, nf Pomcror & Co's Kxnress, left tho city of Albany on Sunday, eve ning at half past 0 o'clock, arrived in this city nn Monday morning at 5 o'clock ; left New York again at 7 o'clock A. M., and arrived in Albany a fil o'clock P. M., Tuesday : left Al bviy at 7 o'clock same, evening, and arrived in New York Ibis mr.rming at 5 o'clock. So much for steam and expresses. He travelled some four hundred and filly miles in the short space of about Ihirty hours, and having from ono and a lia'f to two hours at each end of the route each trip tn transact business, for refreshments, die. For this facility of rapid, and at the same time comfortable travelling, the public are greatly indebted to the enterprise, sagacity, and skill nf our fellow townsman, Isaac Newton, Esq., the principal owner and manager of the " Peo. pic's Line of Steamboats," on the Hudson Riv er. Mr, Newton is entitled to the credit of not only Introducing anthracite coal, into general uso as fuel on board of passenger steamboats in this country but he has also brought the model nf boats, to ai great a degree of perfection as any man of his age, and his boats have proved themselves not only the fastest, hut as comfort able as any in lite world. .V. 1'. F.e. Post. Tho sailor who at tho conjuror's exhihi- tion happened lo he blown up by nn unlucky explosion of fire works, and, on ruining down again and rubbing his eyes, wonderiiigly Hik ed 'what the funny fellow would do next V was very much in tho predicament of the American People with regard to the tleplo- rablu accident at the head of their Political affairs. Hardly du they recover from the surprise incident to ono discovery of a new mischief devised by their casual Executive than they are electrified by the revelation of another. Wo certainly thought this Texas embroilment, bolh at home and abroad, was enough for one season, but behold ! there comes in tho midst of ii thn tidings lhat Mr, Wheaton has negotiated, at tho command of Tyler, a Commercial Treaty with tho Ger manic States for the subversion of our Tar iff Surely, this would bo ludicrous if were not fraught witli National disaster. The best feature of this wretched Treaty operation is its extreme badness. It is so glaringly one-sided, so clearly ruinous lo us lhat il does not obtain a good word from any body, unless the John-Jonian approbation (per order) bo held lo constitute an excep lion. The Journal of Commerce preserves un ominous silence ; while the Herald was at first open in its condemnation. Those who would sell the Industry of the Country for n consideration, are disinclined to an ap pearance of selling, in which wn give all and get nothing. They are not ambitious of making our Country the laughing stock of the civilized world. Unless it can bu mad to wear n parly aspect, as an indirect mode of accomplishing the destruction of the Ta riff, we aro confident that this Treaty can not obtain five votes in tho Senate. For do but look at its conditions : Germa- Jeflerson, Morgan. Fiedetick, Whin Gallahcr. C7I 102 maj. 73? Loco Foco. It run. 505 833 1596 1333 Gallahcr, (Wing,) is iinunuhteiliv chosen, in a doubtful and closely contested district. This listrici we carried tn IsIU lor t ic lirst time, and the result was then most unexpected, ll n a victory of some magnitude thus to maintain our rrotinil, where the chances were so much against us. In the Richiiiotifl hen itorial District, htan ard, regular Whig, beats Brooke, irregular over three hundred votes. House or Delegates, 1314. Win;'. L. V, u GOSSIP AT WASHINGTON. Gen. Cass has written a letter to hi friends al Washington, declining to be candidate for Presidenl, in the present pos hire of affairs. He thinks if ho had been la ken up six months ago, the party's fortunes would liavo been less desperate ; but now il ould bo useless, nnd he is " too old a sol dier to lead a forlorn hope." He says an 15 u re n must stand. Com. Stewart has been making a little flurry for a week or two past, ns the only man who could galvanize the corpse of Ln-co-Focoism into a decent counterfeit of life, but ho will not be taken up probably is not anxious to be. John Tyler is pushing ahead fast for the Loco nomination. lie is not afraid lo stand, and trusts to his luck tu overhear everything. Hit is to have a nice Mule Convention ofhis own to nominate him on llie unii iMt),in v Mr. Van Huren's won't. Whig Jefferson. .Human, " ' Rcrlaley, '2 0 2 Frederick, 0 2 0 Kinsr Georse, 1 0 I fhesterficld, 0 1 0 Petersburg, 10 1 Richmond city, 1 0 1 Henrico, 1 0 I Hanover, 1 0 1 Caroline, 2 0 0 Charles city it N. Kent, 1 0 1 Ponhnlnn, 10 1 notlsylvania, 10 1 StalTord, 0 I 0 1343. L. F. 0 0 0 o 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 I 14 4 13 5 P. S. Later returns shew an equally favorable result. We have now a net gain of eight members, and six more will give us a majority in joint ballot on which we count with some assurance. The Treaty of Atinevititm uiid nceoinpa nving documents nre so had as lo cvile the lissitisfdctioit of even the Annexation parly. rim let ins proposed are such as will exciie a general burst of indignation all over the Country, whenever (IUi'Iiim'iI. Among the documents is a formal and solemn disclaim er bv Great Britain of any desire or inten tion of acquiring Texas. Wo hear that Mr. Calhoun has seen fit to enter upon a discus sion of Slavery in thn abstract in connexion willi this business, and has acquitted himself very badly. Allen and Tappan, the Ohio Senators, say they can't go iis I rcaty. It will hardly get a dozen votes. Cant. Robert Tyler it managing mat ters for the recollection of 'Pa,' and dun t scent to mako a good fist ofit. He under look to turn out Mr. Curtis, tho Collector here, and missed firo, owing to his ignorance of law and Constitution, and has concluded to let Mr. C. stay till the Senate is out of the way. Ferris will pretty certainly bo reject i ll. or left hancinc between Heaven and Earth. Capl. Robert, wo hear undertook lo persuade the Marshal of this District, Silas M. Stilwcll, to lesign, but his eloquence was wasted. The stony heart of the Marshal re sistcd all importunity, so Mr. not-Sheriff At wood remains officeless. Cap. Tyler has thought belter of tho pro ject of turning Ogdcn Hoffman out of the District Attorney's office to mako room for Hon. John A. Morrill, and concluded to let Mr H. remain. Tins is tho wisest thought he has had yet. Robert C. Wttmore, wc gather, is re- moved from tho nosl of Navy Agent, and Mr. Huhl over Shaler appointed to hi place THE VEIl.MONT DELEGATION TO BALTIMORE. We see by the Tribune that tho Greer. Mountain Boys mustered in large force at the Astor on Saturday. It was supposed theru would be three hundred of them at the great Convention yesleul.iy. II sr, lliere is sumo prospect thai they may bring home the ban ner, unless snttio other Statu should send greatly disproporliiiiiale delegation. We aro ol.td lo see that the gollanl spirit of 1840 is still alive among the mountains ; and tin: fall of 1344 will show ill it the ii.tiiie nf llie eh rions Kentuckiitti "ill 'ill forth us proud an llort n lhat which gave victory lo lliu causo of tho lamented U.irrion. MEETING OF TUB VERMONT DELE CATION. rim Vermont Delegation mot in the drawing .i .1.- A ....If.... rocms on the soutti sine mo i-i" iiuum-, ,u half pat eleven this morning, and organized themselves by appointing Ev-Govcrnor Paine Presidenl, and Mr. Billings of Woodstock, Sec Washington, April 28. Van Burrn'f Littler on Annexation is just out tn the Globs, ll is very long and very unsatisfactory lo all parlies. The subject of discussion in ihe public rooms to-day isFs Vanbr or against Annexation 1 Those who have but glanced over his letter, or read the first two columns, say he is for it, but I, nfter reading the who, understand In in against it tinder existing cir cumstances, though he has evidently a lico ri ;e Inolh fur it, and nirians to make the An nexationists believe he could and would bring it about, if restoied to the Executive Man sion. I doubt their disposition to trust him. Mr. Hammett's letter, to which his is a re sponse, is so peremptory and so plump in its intimation, 'Say Annexation or we drop ynu !' that 1 apprehend rapid Annexationist! do not mean to extend the Credit System in Ins bchall, or nny body's. 1 hey mean to run nn unconditional, whole-hog Annexa tionist, conic peace or war, honor or perfi dy. Van will have to write again to bring himself within their category. What a con trast between this seven columns and Clay'a two. How much easier and briefer is frank ness than insincerity and equivocation ! The Locos here aro a good deal 'down in the mouth.' Their chief perplexity is tode cido whether it is better to bo beaten this time on Van Buren or some body else, and tho weight ofa feather may deride the ques tion. I have seen hut one man who could givn them any consolation. He is a Texan ro irer, fresh caught, who wants to fight Hen ry Clay for coming out against the Annexa tion of his country to the Union, and wh insists that by running both Van Bnren and Tyler they can get the elertion into tho House, and save their bacon yet. Thn mas of. them, however, hear with incredulous ears, give a mournful shake of the head, and refuse to he comforted. We were late coming on from Philadel phia yesterday, lint day being sour and wrt, and ihe train well loaded ; so I had no time to stop in Baltimore, where the Delrgrtea iro fast assembling. I find a good many lere, too, ami I think two-thirds of the wholo number aro already in the two cities. Titer will not be ten District unrepresented al roll- The farthest Slates are fully repre sented already. Delegates to the Ratifying Convention are also pouring in by car-load. Wo shall have a great time. The distant Delegates como generally un pledged on the subject of Vice President. An active comparison of views nnd preferen ces is now going lorwnru, in ported goon feeling. I cannot guess what will be the re sult. If the honor is nol according to New York, it will not bo the fault of the other States. Mr. Ct..v is here, fatigued, as may well bo supposed, with the journeyings, recep tions. &c., of the last month, and keeps a retired as possible. His more considerats friends rcfiain from calling on him at prei ent. Ho'is resolved not to go to Baltimore, however urgently solicited. Wc have less from Virginia than you will have, but the return of Mr Gonci.v t Gongress gives great satisfaction to th Whigs. Tribune. ,ei')'' ..l l.,l 1 1,0V liml mol l lie tiovernor oiiuuiii.t" - for iho purpose of organizing themselves pro vious to their joining i" the great Convention at Baltimore. c . . .i Gen. Clark said that the first step was the ap. noinlment of a president, and nominated Gov. ' ... - ...l.lnl. ,,n,,it,,3l i.in u'na npnnineiAil ernor I'.iiue, . ......-.. w,.v.w- ... nam. run. The. General also moved tho appointment of a Marshall, with authority to appoint io ani. ants and a Standard Bearer, and nominated Cap. tain Tucker, of llurlington, which iioiiuuauun .l.n vrna aeniliesCCll in. Mr ltiloy moved that as a great portion of the delegation had not arrived, the rest of the arrangements bo connucu iu mu .ua..uai, lu which there was no i.pri..-.... r.. t.r,o ronvnrsatinn. it was resolved that when the meeting adjourned it should le to meet again on Monday morning at tho Astor A.'"' subscription was hern in a fow mo. menu taken up to d.ifrav the expenses of a ban. Ii.l hnnn ordered, the surplus of the collection, (should it oxceed 8100, the cost of ihe banner,) to be appucu io ueirayn s mc penscs of a band of music nxpected on from V......nt After tho meeting had again como to order, a in ition was made and agrceu to mat me nine .ation assemble in Baltimore at some place lo bo designated by the President. (Subsequent ly the Exchange Hotel in that City was se cc led '' . . ..1 -I .1.- 11 was moved ami agrceu io aim m.u uiu .'resident be authorized to invite all Vennonters (t7"Read the account in this paper of th rowdyism at the l.ito election in Monlffil, and then let your memory revert to the slandero.ls and malignant comments of ill Canada Press upon same of the outbreak on this side of the line of 45. Verily th elective franchise must bo precious when superintended in ils exercisd by Her Majesty' 71st Regiment! Anil pleas-tnt must it b to enioy such excessive freedom as lo be be well nigh killed fur not huzzaing for a certain candidate, while no hand is found to defend your life. There is a venerable proverb iibout people who live in gl houses, which wo commend In the especial notico of llie British tools in Canada who esteem it such a capital mark of loyally lo abuse everything pertaining lo ihe Republic. Time, iho steady progress of our country to power and glory, and tho good senso and better feelings of mankind arc fast brushing i away such insects, and substituting a just nppteciation of tho greal principle which lio at tho bottom of our form of Government. When theso crawling minions of legitimatism are buried in tho abyss of oblivion, fuluro generation shall witness the universal triumph of those principles, and the ignominiou down fall of their antagonists, then will these paid scribblers, hired by despotism, with the sweat of the niillions.no more nulign the ad vocates of equality ; for the latter will gather the wholo earth unto tho truths ihey promul gate, and the former will have perished with tho corruption which gave them birth. HOnT AUGUSTUS YOUNG. Mn. Young clused his course of lecture before the Mechanics' Institute last week. The locturcs wero thinly attended, end it