Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, December 17, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated December 17, 1847 Page 2
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Well managed, lie was loo cheerful, nml alio seemed so much nt her ease, that I cast my eye toward my uncle j but he shook hi", head. ' U'aito awhile I' said he, In an nuilnr tone. ' How finely Iho children grow !' said lie to Mr. lteniiw. 1 Let mo see : your eldest must bo twelve years old, now ?' ' I really do tint know,' wa the nnsw er. ' My dear, how old did yon say An gutu. was ? You told mo .this morning, hut I really have forgotten already,' ' Hut if it had heen nn animal,' said his wife, Intighinaly, ' you would not have forgotten. You always remcmher the ago of your horse and your ' Her husband gave her a look. Wo saw several glance of the married man's eve, for the first did not seem to quell her suffi ciently ; yet she said nothing to deserve them. A woman,' said my uncle, us we passed on to the next house, 'never knows when sho may hanter or trille. Sometimes her husbond is in an oav mood, and then he will fall into the non sense of the coiiverMiiou ; for after all, it is no thing hut nortcne that one talks, in then1 morn ing isiK Hero lives our good 1 Jr. Kidding: let us stop here.' 1 Doctor,' said Mm. Kidding, after we had chilled ii liltle while, 'fhow Mr Andover lilt'e Mat's see whether he pronounces the lump a wen or a bruise.' Ah, such a look a she gut ! It slopped l-cr short at once. The doctor had no do-ire that hi? old friend should suppose himn ignorant in so simple a mailer &j wen or no wen. no doubt.' said nnclo Andovcr, when we lelt the house, 'that the doctor was womlcr- Ins and wondering about lids wen, jnt for talk tike, before we went in : and so his wife, fee r talk s ing anxious and tor the want of something better lo s.w, blundered on the wen. Are you satisfied now , Leo 7' .eked the good old b ichelor. Every tiling that wealth ami taste coum coin bine. Has centered in anil around the house or Mr. I'ruzer, a m inuf icturer in 1 irgo business, and of great popularity. He was Mill in the j-rimc of life, although ho had u d 1 lighter Hur ried, whose first baby was now on its first viit to bis. bouse. Nnlhintr. of course, was too pood for the child and it mother, and Mr. Ken-haw revelled in unsil'oycd Inppitics. We admired and wondeied at the child's precocity and beau ty, till even the mother was satisfied, and wo were wondering what we should say next, when Mr. rruzcrcame in from hisollico. After hearing nil our pr.ii-es over again, and getting onr opinion of his daughter's look", lie casta crns glance at his wife, and -aid, 'My dear, I came near breaking my neck over the child's wagon in ihe entry ! bow omid you let il Eland ?' 'Oh, father,' said lliedaugliter, ' it was my f.iull ; it was I that left it there.' His fice cleared up in an instant ; for, as mv uncle after wards oh-ercd. it makes a vast difference whe ther the injury, or opposition, or vevalinn. cotne fiom a wile or a daughter. lSul with this branch of the question I have notion;: to do sit present. I m now only to speak of the married man's eve. " The next vNit was to Mr. firaylove, the cler-gvm-tn. I thought his wife could nut be alraid of dogs, fur there were no less than four liing about. Over one of Ihem my uncle stiimblcd.n lie entered the nai lor : but instead of npiilngi-- ing to him. Mr. Graj love cast a reproachful look nt his noor wife. I told Mrs. Gravlove,' said be, with another glance, 1 that if she preMtcd in dining old (.aim from the hearth-rug, he would take to the door rug i and nnw she sees I was right.' ' Oh, neer mind,' said mv uncle, mildly ;'no harm is done; only that Culo has cho-cn avciy inconvenient nlace of rest : for he mn-t be c on- tinually disturbed by the opening and shutting of tup door. , ' Yes, but the door opens outward, as you sec, taiJ Mrs. Graylovo ; 'and people generally see him, and so step over him. if he is too lazy to ge' lip, as he was to dav. If I had my way, dog should never come in the parlor: they aie a per fect nuisance, and I tell .Mr. firaylove ' The eye quelled her. ' Wli it !' said I, ' Is. it always thus ? Is the married eye always ready to reproach ?' rs-:r list visit ra to ft vcrv ased collide. timothy winter, and his wife. He was an old eountrygentleman, of eighty-six, affluent an I respectable. On this day, there were thiitjix children, grand-children, great grand-children, ted tun liltle twin buys, his great-gr.-at-crand-cliildri-n. It was their aged relilive's birth-day. '.Surely,' tl ought I, this man has scourged his eye nut by tins time.' ' Look out for his cje !' s.iid uncle Andoier. All seemed to Inner about the old man, and I kept wondering whj the same fii"s was not kept up with the old too. Very little notice was taken of her. There she tat, in a corner by her self, smiling and nodding, and looking so happy poor old thing! but tomyejes, she did not seem lo belong to the people' around her. She was a delicate, lariy-llkc looking woman, with a mild expression, and of quiet manners ; v bile the whole brood were needy, care-worn, sinKter looking people ; rough nnd uneducated, liven the father, although of coarse exterior, had a c.tst of superiority. We ..lien see this in fami lies, and there is no accounting fur it. Tho onlv one tint at all resembled Iho old lu! v. the mother of the liltle twin bovs. w ho died ol a broken heart, from ill-usage. Iter husband was a brute, and broke his neck in a hor'-c-iace just one month ufler his w ife's death. The chil dren were taken hometotheir pitennl giand- mother, and this, ns 1 have said, was their first viit. With that placid smile on her f ice, old Mrs, Winter the only one in I lie group who felt a pang at the loss ol Ihe children' mother; rnd yet, livingata great di-lance liom her, s.he hail never been seen bv the aged people. No one. as I ob-erved. paid much attention to old Mrs. Winter; yetwlut ha l sho not e.idiind lor them all ! lu some shape or other, her as. tistance, her feelings, were in constant requisi tion. To every one of the rough, ungainly looking people, she had more than acted a mother'- part ; nod yet they showed more respect to old Timothy, who had never voluntarily, my uncle said, done them ono kind act. Young as I was, 1 had seen this liefore, in several lamilies. The descendants make a greater ado with iho eld grandfather. ' Stand iside, Sally dear,' said the aged wonvin, 'and let me have another look at the dear little N'ys. Alas (or their ipior dear mother ! What ore their names, did jou say ? Henry and George ? Well, they are very retty names, but I wonder that one of thein was' not culled Timothy V Old Timothy had some such feeling in his own mind, for most old people haw this passion of wishing tbtir name to descend to their grand children, let the name bu ever so ugly, Hut if it was a mark of respect to give the child a runic, soil was a mark of disrespect, or indifference, to neglect doing it. To make litis ncglei t appa rent toothers, was offensive to old Timothy ; so lie cast bin eye vvrathliilly toward his wife: ' NotiFcnfc ! said the old man of eightv-is. I lu meant that this look from bis ovS sf oul I have reached her, but it failed, for it' fell on , ,y u ,. -L M'ii.iMl.v. was nllno t,l . . I ' f , ' P' -'" """""" best. And yet,' said undo Aiidnvrr, afler we left the h' u e, Ml c old man wasUanys thought to be a kind husband.' 'Hut why,' mid I, sorely puzzled, 'why is it that all hover around the old man J I h ive ob served1 it to be tho ca-o everywhere ' Whv V said lie ; ' why because men, to tho last, hold the purm-strings, my son, and because nil their children, grand, great-graml, and great-irreiit-irrand children, down to ouch lilllo ones as the twins wo l.avojusiie, nave seen ino man rye quell their inoii,cr-mo inoiner n an ; sua ,l,ul duuihu ,w. V . . : , T" many a desperate illness ; she that has oiled for them down lo her cigbtietli year, and has for ver interceded for them, when thu old man was ehurlish. Tho workings of that old man eye of every man s eye has made her and all tilt ...n.n.. it'tmt tlmv irnni. rath nip. riour ilnoiseil ,v.o4vii ........ . j y i-- ---1 j rreaiorns, si. urn iu Mi-.....-. .... u... ,,, 19 nit'l .iegraoing'iiincv .out t .111 ot- iijipot-.i. BURLINGTON FREE PRESS, Hut their limo Is coming ; their day is opening, Leo ; and those little twin brothers will not say 'Nonsense!' and cast a fierce irlance at their wives, when thev. tender hearted to the last, are anxious that their husband's names should tie kept green and fresh in tho minds of their des cendants, Yes, my son, the moment n man marries, his eye begins to scourge his wife; hut woman is now beginning to ask why this must ' To be sure, my dear uncle,' said I, " a man must often say nnil'drf foolish things, nnd often act contrary to his wife's judgment. Ho must, therefore, be as liable lo tin' tierce glance of the eye, as she is. The only wonderful thing about it is, that any man, who tenderly loves his vvife, can lot his oyn fall on her as if she were his en emy.' ' Nn," Flora,' said I, ' never shall this eye reprove tliiuo I' Uncle Andovcr looked up and smiled. Al tho head of tho broad street, wo slopped to buy an orango of obi .Mrs. Tray. She was waiting for us, and keeping herself In sight, that she might say n few words to good bachelor Amlover, a tia'mo by which ho always went, and to which he always nuswered as readily and as innocently ns when he was called Leonardos, which wiis bis name. Airs. Tray was not so anxious tint we should buy her fruit, as to bear my uncle say a few pleasant words to her, and lo chat over'lho news of the d iv. Her liu-dimd sat on the steps, smoking his pipe. He was a pie , sorry, do-little fellow, blind of one eye, and did scarcely any thing toward supporting tho hou ch Id. '("Mil morning. Mrs. Tiny! How arc you, and how do you like the rail road 1 They paid you well lor cutting through your pardon, did'nt they ? 1 'Why tcs, thanks I van, bachelor Andovcr. I remember that, lull hVly vears ago. you told me, then a rniiiii: oiil, and von but a few vears older, that . Hut nuy be you are onn of Iho-e who do not like to speak id their age ; not tb it ton are so very old, bichclor Andover.' ' l am turned of sixty, Mrs. Tray, so do not fear that ymt will hurt my feelings,' by cl issjng me with the o'd. How curious it is,'j-o. thai people have an aversion to bo thought old, as if age were disgiaceftil.' ' Your good husband is looking very well, too, Airs. Tray. He smokes still, see.' 'Yes, 1'eler is quite well, at present; but I was telling him, as you came along this way, he h id belter come in doors nnd smoke, as silting in the sun, with his head leaning against the cold brick wall, would bring on his old head ache.' A lieicelnok from the old brute stopped her at once, lie scourged her with tho only ejo he had. We both laughed heartily, when nut of hear ing. ' You see,' said my uncle, 'that it runs lliioiigh all ranks and degrees ; and ifevery one would kiep a look-out, as you and 1 h ive done to-day. the married man's eve would be seen in evciy hoii-e. It is so cnmni'in a thing, lint il is never noticed. It is looked upon as part of Ihe nnrriage ceremony, or rather as having been engrafted upon ii'ir.mi, in consequence ol the ceieinony.' ' Yes. I shall now be for ever watching the married man's eve; hat jut for Inn's sake, il you ale not loo tired, let us go down into this oysler cellar, and see w hat kind of eye old Culo lias. I hear the pan going, his wile is frying oyster-.' ' His eve will work, too, depend upon il,' said mv uncle, with a smile, ' he will quell her he will quell her ! ' Jlut no such thing, to our amazement, his eve never shot an nnirrv glance at Ihe poor, heated, ! tiled woman, doing her best, as nine wives out i ol ten always do. My dear uncle was quite ' put nut' about it, for he was loth to admit thai I the rule did not hold good with all men. We staid full lull' an hour, seated on a clean bench, near Ihe door-way, ch illing with tho old man and woman, who, in tho time, dwuen-ed two pins full of oysters, nicely fried, to their cus- totneis. Aly uncle, as I thought, made several efforts to provoke a shot fiom theyc of old Calo; but mane no nupres-ion, I told linn that I sus--ctcd ho was playing falso; but ho denied it. though he said if the glance could bo obtained, il would not signify whether it was piovoked, or whether it came naturally. It was the fnrnmo to maku use of the eye Iho authority of the married man's eye that be rebelled ug'ain-t. Iiut no unlucdy deed from old Dinah had nny effect upon her husband's, dun, bleared nyes. Aly uncle now ' set in lo tan;, nrst to u.ito and then to Dinah, who was now prepaiinga third pan of oysteis. 'I will show yon Cato's eye yet!' said my uncle. 'I doubt it,' I replied. ' How many children h no you, Calo ? I used to see four or five phi) ing about you, n year or two ago, and now I only see the little girl who carried out Iho oysters.' ' We have nine, mass i Andover, and all doing pretty well, 'ceplin' Clari-sy, who lost ,cr good iiu-band, poor ling ! So I told my Din ih to let her and de tree children cumo home. Dat liltle girl is her oldest child.' 'Thiii come very hard npnn vou, Cato. I must tell my sister to look into it.' 'Tanky, mass.,, tanky ; but it is not for me lo complain; only Dnuh, my puor woman, 1 tell her she will fry her eyes oiit. I hive nolhin' In do but to sit still h ill de lime and open oysters; but tank God, wu have a great run, tnassa ; and Dinah, no body can ple.i.-e tho eu-tomers ns well as she, i,Mn. J), tt)C MV ..l.,.. nit de shell-, I docs nolhin' hut go about and 'inu-e tny-ell in du garden, or lean over de wag- gons, and get tings cheap. Hut it comes very hard upon my poor worn in, dero;' and'o' ct-t a tender, humane glance at his wife, who, having just finished her oysteis, was turniii" them in a plate. Aly uncle looked at me from the corner of bis eye, to see if I bad observed iho old mau's. ' 1 saw it,' sid I ; 1 'twas a glance worth a guinea.' In a moment Dinah inoi before us,"with a tray, on which were two plates, each eontainiti" six of the largest nnd linc-t oysters 1 ever snvv. A lilllo tible was placed between us, on which was a snow white cloth, bread, pickles, mustaid, pepper and salt. She turned aside tnlook at Cain; and oh what a dolighllnl eve the affectionate hiisbind ca-ton her! He fairly rubbed Ins bands with joy, al Ibis mark ol attention tu us.. 'Dai's it, Dinah, dat's it; nnw why didn't I fink of ill--, too? Iiut slut s nlvvajs beforehand wid me, m.tss.i bichelor Andover. 1 link women are always 'cuter men iu deso lings; hut when it conies to open oysters, den vvo beat em ! Yah ! yah ! ' 'Oh never mind it, Dinah, woman,' said lie, when the poor soul, in her Imsto to hand my un cle a "lass of water, knocked over the mustard cup, Iho content or which ran nn his hooU; ' never mind it, old woman; m.isn dou'l care, lor I can soon poli-h hno up ugain, and I II buy t lino her iniistmd cup.' I . , , i V' ,n.vl"1, i ! l"' FJird V t" . "W 'o' )' "I'd "''O knocked the cup over.' Ih look mad at me!' said honest Dinah: ' ! whv. vountr inissa, Calo never looked mad ul me once in hi life, as I can remember.' ' Well, who would have thought it ! ' said my crest lallen uncle, us vvo lelt the cellar, 'I mn-t own that I tried hard, at Ihe first going of!', to provoke his evo In do its acciistumed duly. Hut look look ('here!' Jj'utlo Divison came smirking along, with Ali-s I'arcells liaueini' on his nrm: when iii-i as bo approached us, her bonnet cn.ight in tho s. ,,,,,!,; )rHlloll f a wiM .,,,,. , Bll,od in ,,, , rcilf.-,)C ie f ,lln l-"mmons. i t,e ribband gave way, and the )0lmel Wlls jt,rliei. from ,,er l(,a( ,lmy as j tiJ,l(n, t)io tollovv wiir in extricutlri" Jt from l,t. , ,r,xlu:l, ; jow devotedly he plnnoiflhe ribband a.t, al,j lolv tenderly bo tied the bonnet on Balll j T(len he laughed so gwd humorcdlv at . .1... 1 . 1 ... 1 0 j 100 jime, ami tit nor einoarrassineni, and ho drew , lier nrm illt JlH H, jj,.t..( thnv moved nyny I ' He is engaged to her ho has her ! said my nnclo ; 'but remember this scene, I?o, and mark his behavior a twcltemotilh henco. Here comes onr little beauty.' , . It was Indeed mv dear Klora, bloomin? with goodness, health and loveliness. I forgot little Davison I forgot tho whole world as I sprang to her side. ' She is beautiful and happy,' Faid uncle An dover, ns 1 told him of my engagement, which I Hid as soon as we ten mo near jjin Valley ; ' but put off your marriage as long ns you can. Ah I II you had told me oi yum lor her, I should have tried to persuaue you iu let her alone. Sho Is too good, too Innocent, for the nnrried eye.' ' What ! do yon think that my eye will ever try to quell that bright, beaming glance of hers?' ' Yes, I,co, that It will. Old Calo has the only eye that does not carry a Bavage authority lu it. Well, the short of tho story Is, that after a lit tle) coaxing, my dear mint and uncle consented lo our marriage; nnd it so happened that a few Tionths after, ns I was walking ono fine after noon with my lovely companion on my arm, and my uncle nt her side for he became very fond of her we saw D.ivison and his wife, late Miss p.ircclls, in the very walk where wo bad encountered him belore. Instead of her bonnet it was his hat that was knocked off by the branch, 1 d ire say the same branch of the wild nl inn. Hut the tnnewas altered now. ' You would come this way ! ' said he, looking fiercely at his wife, ns ho renlaced his hat on his head", 1 vou are always doing something cir other to nuko mo look ridiculous. Your own foolib hat was dragged from your own foolish head in litis very spot. ' Do you hear ? ' said my uncle. ' I do,' said I. ' Di'd jou see the look be gave her ? ' ' To be sure I il.d ; and how meekly she bore it.' ' Klora, my love, how you swing about ?' said I, not thinking that it was my attention to Davi son's tnanmuvrcs that prevented her from keep ing tho path. ' Don't gaze on those people so,' s lid I, casting the married eye on poor Flora, who was cinly following my example. Aly un do was a liltle iu ndvance'of us, and turned his head in lime lo catch the look. ' Leo, write this all down,' said bachelor An dover, ' for the good of the female sex.' ' 1 will.' said I, looking abashed. ' KIorat dear est! forgive me!' Knickerbocker. irvcc Prcs0, HlItMNGTOV, Vt. FRIDAY MORNING. DLCDAIDCll 17, 1317. " In the dark and troubled nibiit that is tit on u-, there is no Star aeovetiie horizon TOUIVn USA GLEAM OF L1U11T, EXCEPTING THE intelligent, i'atriotic Whig tarty or the United States." Daniel U'ibitcr. The President's Message. We issued Air. Polk's Alessage in an Extra, on Monday of Ibis week, tint sent it to most of our subscribers. We do not, therefore, deem it necessary to cucumber our columns with it. Those of our readers who have read it have undoubtedly judged of it according to its mer its ; and have, wc incline to think, placed it, in the category of State Papers, whore it belongs. Iu our judgment, il is creditable neither to the Officer nor to the Country. About nine of the sixteen columns it occupies in our Extra are, devoted to the topic of the War with Alexico. The War, therefore, may be called the sraic of tho Alessage. All other state interests are made suboidlnato to it. And the reason is obvious. Tho War is the Alcaturn of this Polk A.W)tf tration Air. Polk was elected as the Texas candidate, and consequently is bound to respon sibility for the consequences, mediate and imme diate, of tho annexation of that sister to our wide-snreading Republic. War with Alexiro is , , , , . , one of those consequences, openly nnd plainly 1 , ,,r,.i foreseen and predicted by Air. Clay, Mr. Ren- ton and other distinguished men, The War, then, is a Polk war; and Air. Polk feels him self bound, by all his party obligations, to defend it; and it is, therefore, the great topic of the .Message. Now we have no pleasure) in finding fault with the Alcs-age of tho President of the United States. We had much rather feel at liberty to nccnid to it unqualified praise and admiration. Though we have less to ray, perhaps, about pa triotism, &c. &.C than our Locofuco contempo- .Hies, we yet claim inrW quite as deep an in terest in the honor, the welfare, and the good overnment of our Coontrv ns nnv ntbor Ainer. lean. The true glory of the American name is I quile us dear In ns, we fee! nt liberty to sav. ns it is to the mo-t vociferous of onr political nppo- ncnts ; and when we say that that trim olorv. so fir from being advanced, lias been overshad-1 owed and dimmed by tho Administration of Air. l'olk, we say that which has to us no recnm- i l-n"aiJ ls 01 immense imKiriance to the mendalinn but in truth. We seriously believe ' PKsive comincrcial and business prosperity that the election of James K. Polk to the Prcsi-j "f Now'-Ungland particularly of Vermont nnd dency of this Union will be seen to have been j 1l,ito"- Wo llilve noticed witli no liltle sur a bitter curso to the Republic, and a detriment l,ri?c ,,M? fact mentioned by the Advcrti-cr's cor- lo republican principles. Wc believe it because we think he has neither a heart nor nn under standing that elevates him above tho rank of the mere partisan, nor a patriotism that embraces moro than a sectional interest of his country. It is not our purpose to go into an extended review nf the Message. Liven if we had time or ability for such an examination of it as its official importance, its gross and deplorable mis statements of fact, and its errors of principle de serve, we should ho saved tho labor it would cost, by a masterly and noble exposition which appears in the National Intelligencer ot tins lllh Inst., and which wo shall publish entire next week. Wo content ourselves, on the present occasion, by saying that, before God and man, we hold tho Alessage, in every respect that con ccrns this odious, wicked, cruel and abominable war, that is filling with mourning and sorrow two Republics, and demoralizing their citizens, to be a tissue of false statements, bad politics, and bad morals, set forth (with appropriate con sistency) in bad Knglih. The Utter would occasion innrtihcation, if it were not that the former awakens a deeper senso of indignation We know no terms of condemnation loo se vens to bo used in characterizing the course nl Air. l'olk touching the War. It is certain that there is not a material nffirmnlivc statement re specting the origin and commencement of it that is not materially untrue. It is not true that the War was declared by Congress in any sense that is above the smallest pettifogging. It is tine true that .Mexicans "shed the first blood upon American soil," as we showed n year ago by quotations from ollicial documents of the American Seeretary of Slate, and Air. Donel son, the American Agent in Texas, and others. The region of country between the Nueces and the Rio (Irando was " disputed territory," to which our title w no better thin that of AIe.. FRIDAY MORNING, co ; nor so frmtl, fr citizens of Mexico in habited It, and cultivated Its corn-fields, nndor the protection of Mtxlcan laws, when General Taylor was ordered1 by Mr. Kolk to dispossess them. Knr the trntt r il.: n.cnrit,, ... Im not only the official lociunents referred to. but Iho recorded opinion) of such men n Thomas II. Hem-on and Sn,A-.,VmoitT. Tho latter dis tinguished Statesmii' and l'alriot, In his well known Watcrtnvvn tpcech, previous to the last Presidential election, affirmed that thi- was a territory "to which exas hah m claim, over " WHICH SHE HAD NEVlil AssEllTEU JUIIISDICTION, "and Aviitcii SDH ilAI) NO RIGHT TO "CEDK." And vit Mr. Polk reiterates the nfl-refuted and sham lcss falsehood that .Mexico began tho War "by shedding the first blood upon American soil ! ' James K. l'olk, and he alone, " dcclated " tin War and " commenced " the War, bv orderingGcncral Taylor with his army to occupy the ll bank of the Rio Grande, iu the midst of .Mcxicin gardens and corn-fields, and within point-bl.lik cannon range of the Public Square of a Mexican Citv. This is the Truth; and no pcty Ingenuity of James K. Polk can keep it on of men's hearts or out of the records of histor. And to his name will forever attach the I Jium of having disturbed me rcace ol the t -d by involving in bloodi and protracted Wai the only two considerabh Republics on tho f.e ol the earth. Hut there is one rtjer feature of this AIessa"e to which wo wish Well)' to allude. It is spirit of determined Conquest and rapacity. is in close conformity with the old rule : " That he should like, icio has the poietr, And he should hep, w ho can" "In the mean limo, says the President of a Government founded on the immutable princi ples of Justice and .Moderation, nnd Equity "in the mean tune, as Mexico refuses all in "demnily which, by way, .Mexico has never " done wc should adapt measures In indemnify "omsches, by APPROPRIATING rr.RVANENT- ' ly a portion of her territory." That's the word the honied phrase is " aithoit.iate,' the plain LnglMi is "grab." Again, says Air. Polk" I am persuaded thai "the best means of vindicating the national nonor anu interest, anu ot bringing the w.trlo " an honorable close, will he to piosecule it with increased energy anu power in the vital "tarts or the enemy's country." "In the vital parts of the enemy's country !" When under Heaven, allow us to ask, is tho vital part of a country ir it is not in its chief citie1 .,.,.1 ,a f a . ... ....u .-ti ,y wi-it-i luiiint : ioes not the Amnnnn.. A.... ill.. . ... . . ....... . .iiii,(, in-, ury moment, revel in the Halls of the Alentezumas ? " And are not the Congress and Executive of .Mexico broken up and dispersed? And yet Air. Polk talks about "bringing Ho war to an honorable close-' by prosecuting it "with increased energy and power in tho litd parts" of .Mexico! And this is the sort of bullying that he seems to think suited to the temper and spirit of the American people aid the age. Wo are of the opinion that he is iiistaken. Again, says Air. Polk : " Besides, there is danger, if our troops were w ith-

Mr P..ILV l,.! l.. I n'.i . .,' C, '''rnls troops might nt k-OL'th 'be inclined' , viPij In lumen influences. mid In mi it,,.u.. .i nrmsot some Knrniu-nn mi, .nr.., I. I... i- . . the anarchy and suiferiiig which would ensue." i. ...Tiirr. ' .i'.i".'iiiiMi irom And so. in "J.e t. fwint tl,... il.;... Irom seeking " protection" elsewhere, Air. Polk udvises that we prosecute the war "with in creased energy and power" in their "vital parts '! A glorious method of " enlarging the area of Freedom " and disseminating the prin- ,.t..t nf rnmil.ti,..,..!... f.. . ...I...I . w v. .iv.T,.i l ...uui.iin.-iii, mi iulii, w e trust, .ur. , ,, .., , ' , James K. Polk will receive due credit. The message recommends a tax on Tea and Coffee, (a ' War-tav," it is called,) and a reduc tion of the price of the Public Lands, for the express purpose of increasing the funds to pro secnte the War (" in the vital parts," of course!) with "increased energy and power." But we have no room for further comment tn-d.iy. We invoke the earnest attention of our readers to the rcathinp examination of this mendacious Alessage, which vvo shall publish next week, from tho National JnleHhencer. The Ship Cmml. We linJ ,IC l"1,0"1"7 "'ide comumnicat'd l" 1110 """" U'dy Adtcrtitcr of the Dili in.-t., ""u i,luc B" I'wasuro in iraiisierrmg it to our ! clmns. Our readers tre well aware thai, in nllr j"JKment, the project tn which the very in ' 'pllignt writer in the Advertiser alludes, (the respondent, that no attention has hitherto been given to this splendid project by the sagacious citizens of Iloston a city that must reap a ricli harvest of benefits from Its completion. It cer tainly is a matter for congratulation that the enterprise is now likely to be discussed in that city, and that a paper of the high character of the AuVrtivfr is calling public attention to it. Il is manifest, it seems to us, that commercial results of first-rate importance to Iloston mut follow the opening of an avenue for Ship Xaii. gallon which shall enab'e vessels of from 300 to 100 tons burthen to transport freight from the great producing regions of tho West to Lake Champlain, without breaking bulk, avoiding the expensive transportation and tolls of the Hrie Canal, and delivering their cargoes at a point practically nearer to Boston than is Albany. In connection with her lines of railway, reach ing (in a distance of bat llltlo more than 200 miles) waters thus made navigable for lare vessels to Chicago and Alilwaukie, it is hardly possible to over-estimate the importance to ltos ton of this projected Canal. The intelligent correspondent of the Adirrti ser is slightly in error in regard lo the difference of level between the waters of the St. I.-iwrenco and of Like Champlain, which ho states hi twelve feet. The Lake, as vvo aro informed, is sia-ifcii feet above the River a dill'creiice of level that may bo easily overcome bv tvvolockst (tho cost of which is included in the estimate- of 8500,000 which, it is confidently slated, will cover the entire expense.) Wo aro happy to lie able to slate that there is no suspension of activo effort, nor diminution of interest amnng the business men of Catindt, iu pushing forward this enterprise. Tho itistru mental examination that is now making by tho Commissioners of Public Works in conformity with the directions uf the. l.Wrnot Cvncral, up. DECEMBER 17, penrs to have confirmed the common opinion as to Its eminent feasibility ; nnd no doubt remains that this final and rntnplcllng link in a noble chain of Internal Improvement that is destined still further lo hind two great nations in the peaceful and harmonious relations of Commerce, will bo constructed at ajcrij enrhj day. We find In a lato number of the Montreal Herald (the Canadian official journal) tho fol lowing paragraph, which will bo read with In terest : We lenri, llint tntn ta,iM.n,.a r... t?;.... nn.l Like Ch.lnuilniit. lnmle with n ilirerl view In llie roll- siriirtiun ol the Cnuhniiwiiija Cnunl. hat it fully borne out the stitinents ol our V-orn spondciit, " n SuSscri lier,"ns tn the depth of water in those lucidities. It niicms uint m iiic place where the (Jamil would open upon the larger navigation, there is plenty of water lor vessels nl a inmli renter size than nny that could conic through the upper Cnnnls." J ho following U tho article referred to in the Advestiser : (For the Boston Daily Advertiser The Ship fnim' to connect t. st. I.iivvrciicc ttilh l.nke Chump inn. Altt. Halk-I have Seen Willi hlpninrf. in vnur t. per nl the 7ih jni on nriiule extracted from the llur liiitim l ice J'less, continuum some allusion to the important tiroject nl conneetiiij! Ihe vvnteis ol the St. 1ivvieiice nnd Lake Clrimphiin, by a ship cnunl J n iioject,whiih, to my su.pri-e.hns linidly hem alluded lu, it indeed, il has been noticed at nil, by nny oilier neu'Fiianer in tins ritv. ii-emni!? the construction ol this canal to be nf ireat llllliorlaliee to New Co.. ami. mi, ..siip.-in li-... lo llnstoti, I propose to furnisulor publication in jour ji.iivi , -ui iui mauou us i now nave or may rcu (vi lli relation to it. By means of a canal only nineteen miles lonj, with litl ol only twelve leet in its whole distance, to be oiisiriteteil tJin-ii-rb ground eilj xeavnte.l.and ts liiiiat.d to tost, inchidiii!; locks, not excieihmjyite hiimheil thutisitnil ''im,tesselscnrryumHr tltou Mind blrielit Ihmr.ur hlte,-n llioiisan.l hnlt.-u ,,l wheat, nny pass without breaking bulk, Irom Chicago .iiiu iiim-i juris on uie great kikcs, to me wn irves iu Darlington, Vermont, vvheie nie lo be the tlrptitt ol two r.iilrinds, which will connect our city vvitn that ll.iiuislnng ami beaulilul town. II will be seen, thereloie, that property destined for V'""" iiybe transpoited wholly ly water 15 HI to fiu nines, tun print, no tuther hum it, linn is Al nauy; and bom which, it can be bioiiht to liostun, tV" uncap iis mint tint place. We uovv receive n hug- pmtion ol our Hour Irom Albany, siihected lo ihe cost ol t Ml ll--iui In tlioi and tolls through the Hrie Canal. Hy menus nl the i f 'if ""c'""d Chnmptiiin Cnunl, Huston will be enabled In nceive hersunii'v ol Hour nt less ensi than the city ot .New utk. I usk our citizens to look on the m.ip.anJ trace the course of a vessel bom Cluea".i throiigit the lakes an. I down the St. i elite ti n point about ten miles west of Aloulieal. ihenee over ihe line nl the eoiiteuiplnicil eanal, about nineteen iiiii-s, loronii i, ike iu iuiii,im to Darlington. In Ihe uieinoinl to the (ioveinmeniol' Canada, re questing n survey tor the enual, s.ime l the reasons assigned 111 lavurol Us consti action are, that " il will he ol vital imjiuitance lo the uiieiestsol the I'rovnue" " it will be the means ol alt, acting toour wateis the produce ol Upper Canada, and tue Western Stales of iiiii-ni-.i, iuui ;s now lliuuug ns w.iy to itew nlK, by tie- tbi" Canal, and u would thus by mc leasing ihe curving t ade on ihe Si l.iwieuee.n.ld immensely lo the revenue dented lioui out 1'iovim.ial Qui its" "it would have n tendency to cheapen downward Height, winch would emble till and winter shi nts ol piudiiee to be made by r.iihoad limit llinhngton" 'it vvnuld opeu the import int and lucrative tnukcts of New Yoik.aihl other li-i-lcm American towns, u Ihe lumber merchant on the Oitaw.i. and flow nm, ir. hilly ns,t in developing the resetneesof that rich, but lleiflected leeiotlol the eoiinlrv." Tint it in ly be known th it the project is seriously entertained by iheUuveiiuiieiit-inJ M,ile of Cnnad i, I will ihank J on to piibh.-h the niiue.ted documents bom Unofficial Gazette, at Mniitical The name, appended to the notice, nie ihos.- ol smiie ol themo-t nnd respectable citizens nl that plaee.who are well known to many pi-isuns here ; and who will not sutler the project tnsleeu. The simev.nnl ,..ii. in itiou ol the hue ol ih- eanal, by two parties of en gmeeis, employed by the Coveriior-Genernl of Cam da, has nbeady been commenced, nnd is mm- going oil 1 he result will he known, without doulil, belore the meeting ol the CanJiaii I'jiiiaiiK-ut lu February li i Wc, the undeisisned herein- mve rkiU. lht i-V. i V'"''"" wl" '"' "V"'V l'',,.,s '" next meeting ol the i '"l.i lure, to obtain n Clnner for the niirnoseol eon. ! 5" W-Illl g n Canal, to colineet the Si l.-iwrMiii- I!1Lr .... , ,.i. ,.,,, , ,- .... ,,t, llt uuiivenieill points ,,,':i!p'",1Im'T' a vl"w '' Sacral nileiesia ... nv ii,iu;ni .iny i rnvms. JolCl utsa, OttANT pn FtGN'nrrn GnANT re rivoiEt'n., JIART.IMI.N' STEVT..VS. I.l'Tlint II. UoLTO.V, A.suiir.w Sii.vvv, William Ojvv, John l). Alii ls, TiiumoRE IIakt, IILNJAMI.V IIOLVI.s, .lASOV C. I'lERCt, KollFRT .lo.VtS, Junv Toi'.iuncc, John Glass, Jami.s Gn.MorR, liocis 1!oei; I.. Koi nr. John Ilosro.v. Sin Wiih leference to the memorial Wnn by yoms-ll and others, praying lint th,. Commissioners ol I ubhc oiks nmy be directed to have a lull and coiiiileie survey made of the country lyin - between Ihe St. Lawrence and Iike t'hainplain, wnli a view to determine the best hue lor u canal in connect the hi. Lawrence with Lake Champlam, near ihe St. .loin, s, 1 have ihe honor, by coinm ind ol the Governor eneia , to iiilorm you thai ihe Commissioners f I ubhc Uoiks hate been instructed localise the above surv ey to be made lot thwith. v.c. &c. John Yuiwu, Lw. i;, l'AUUNT. INTKKXATIOX A I, KXCII.V.VGKS. Pursuant to public notice, a meeting of a lumber of the citizens of Burlington vv.-ts I'.-ld Ht'ho Town Room, on the evening of the ; t, of N'ovcniber, 1817. O. Adams was appointed AHIer.itnr, and Geo. K. Pi.att, Seeretary. Vho object of the meeting having been stated, -Mots. Vattemare was introductd, nnd in a cono-o but iiitere-ting manner mldres-eil the mcellig, anu' awakened a lively interest in favor of the yrcut and benevolent object which he is labnrini. to accomplish. Rev, .1. Wheeler introduced Iho following resolutions, which weio enforced by him at some lenjth, and by others lo some extent, and passed iininiinoiisly ; Hesnlred, Tint we rejird the intercourse of m. lions, by menus ol mutual e.tchanees of hooks in the various departments ul scienee nuj kuowleil.'e.nn I of Hi" natuial piodac-tinns of ihlf rent countries, ns eiletlive means ( civilization and of human cnltire hemli ej. Tint the purposes, the plans, and the la lirns n Minis. attemaee, ns conducive to the ends ol civ ilization and culture, are worthy of In'eli praNe nnd should receive the earnest suppott of the liiends ol humanity in rvcry country htntctil, That, by thus c.nstitutiua new modes of niernaiional intercourse nnd new bonds f ull, enher'' 1", '"; """ "nJ J'"1'' n' lV mse, either ..I politienl iwer orol trade nud commen .. concurrence nl political " " f niMi fiffirti v t-t .. .u.. . i r fi., iniitriiit in i i matter. oat uhu coumioimfalili ulalive lo it. (ifci. II. Sav,1:m iiilr...liic.-.l the n.llnuinjr: Hetihe.1, Thu; n cnnimhtri- of five Ik- mispd Uy, th. .u ,.S4. ol cllc-c-linu audi hooks SJC ,uf n, lusioiy n ,y hr uhy ol uationnl Pxiwe nnd nhue th- ,,,, e , ' In nge he (Imv.-n.ity ol Wrmont. f0'r the ,,in. , hi',, lot nrded to 1- ran. to the care of .MonJ TTS.lunz Hl'V. J. WIIEKJ.EK. J. II 11,,,-KtM,. I',,,, ' i ' fruverniiimt'4 m ihunntter. loiiiiEV. ,.Ti.o.mios nud Oeo. 11. Shaw wore appointed tucli couunittcc. A ADAMS, Chairman. UEO. K. 1 latt, Secretary. Wo are desired to 7 mke nt inRnf l,o Commit,,,, ,;,. . s,uw J, qncMcU loiict -.he A.entcfilieC.iniinittec ",,!U7.e'!uVnr''''.Kl.l.eroli"p,. In pursuance oft! will take charge of nil cui nil ,, ' f'MW ficet n cuutiibutions at hu ur. US arntinnn. . .. livery thing that throws Unlit linn.. .... I I toryrfVfrmont.l,, V"" ",e ""' r, ..rps, .,r ,t. . "'u,a,l"n. "I'd the -n 1 -.fa. in...... o anu Civ uation will bo acceptable. It ia I0 , , Indian may be obtained. Specimens our forest trees, prepared in the shape nfnbo,A may be very interesting. Mr. Shaw will ex! plain tho iiuiiiiu-r iu which tlieo books may be tnailc. 1847. Nnthins could well exeeed the general burst ol hf lignant surprise, with which the intelligence has le-cn received In thiscity of the vote ol .Mr. rnlliey. lu op position to Air. Wiulhrop. When hist reiorieii,ne re was no one willing to believe it could be true. And when nt last cnnlirmrd, ns II has been by Ihe full re port ol the proceedings of .Monday, it is everywhere received with the deenest regret and the strongest reprobation. llonton Ita". 'i'hc "rcaret and reprobation " excited by the course of this renegade Whig from old Alassnchusetls, are not by nny means cnnlmcu to Boston nnd Ins Immediate constituency. Ivery true-hearted and right-minded Whig In the country regards the courro of Mr. J. O. Palfrey with reprehension nnd disgust. Hut, In our judgment, tho fealnro in the case that will effecluilly stamp the character and criVrc of Air. Palfrey, Is that h" demanded a pledge a written pledge from Air. Wintiiiioi' beforehand and us a condition of his supirt, that he, Air. W., if elected Speaker, would con stitute certain Cominillees in a way to please inn, Air. Palfrey I Air. Winthrop very properly refused any such pledge ho should have re turned Air. Palfrey's letter unanswered, It is well remembered (in Massachusetts, at least,) that this same Air. Palfrey, in reply to certain libcity-tarty men, who wished lo obtain a pledge fiom him, previously to liis election, said : I have HEcinEO objections In giving assn ' ranees respiting any future course of mine in ' public station ! " Wc should think he had! It is rather more than probable that the Whigs of the -1th Congressional District in setts will have "objections" equally "decided," whenever this Mr. Conscience Palfrey may hap pen to want their suffrages, hereafter. Somp idea of the Mate of public opinion in Kentucky, miy be giitliereil from a pcriinl ol the following nrticlo from the Louisville Kx uuincr. dcr-ctiliing the reception which Mr. Clay's speech at Lcxioyton met with, from the v.itt assembly cnllccled on tliat ficcaion : Mr. Clay's SrEEcit. There are some inciilrnt rnn netu--i with ihe deliery of the pretuli, whkhflbow (he spirit ut' the matt uuJ the Denisnm, nml which tn'Vciiil corrciHiiiJeuta hauiiii noticed them) weile- iirr tit put (Ml rernril. 1 lie ut Mr. t-my prc!i that elicited the moit Jipptiinv wt-re tnuM', uhicli minounceil th'it Ir wmiM h.nediftl Hither have vnteil turn lie deferring to Ihe p I'.unltle ut the hill); find uh.cli denoUiieed t-1 iery nnd the eteiiion ot sl.iverv- hen nnnui m inirti luce ilie latter subject, he pnua I. nnd in his d epctt voice, and most nj: m ill' net, sun: 1 remet slaery a reat eil greatly to be de ! plmed Hid, I will add, Irauht witli uijus'ice toour lellmv hu'iius whn iire the fnilyt'it ol it. lnig, eiirnet nnd de.iten:n n'inue followed thi'' nnnoii.ireineiit "The tlullot In nit" saj one cor rei tndeut, ' would hive he-tt lu.nullu.msly " "1 wmited when he 'inl tlii,' declau s ouearUent nnd I ue-h' rt'd K, " to gue a yell that would n!ie the nntio i." 'i'he thiitor tntcluiiff the full force of the feeling around him, mil rHini; with the occnsion, ntltrmed w nh deeper emphasis ainl more fctirrm elequence : "Kilty jearsiiilo, I ndvncuted the ndiptioii ot the lemi4)fv.fmi scheme ot Kuumeip.ition, and had it been mule the law. we shoultl hae lifen entirelv rid ol the evil oi sl.ierv An I with llu ailded exiHTience. oITvaiiou and rellectuHi ct tln-sefnty enif, 1 reirei I derply leyict mil dc-plorr thai sjht'iiit o w ise, so politic, fo jufct, Il id tnl heeu fidopt-d, iuil.MVori-MON- NOW ARC rULClSU-Y WHAT THEY Wf.nE THEN." Tlie emlitHiafsin here w.h K-enmijily at its lieiyht. ' I clapped, d meed nnd shouted," savs one usually mj. her. " 1 felt like a boy, st (j!nd was I to heara Ken tnckian talking tiut wt bravely fr Ireedom" add iinolher o our yravtft t iiieii ' I t'-llymj my friend," -.ta yoiin limaucipitor'Ultl II il U'.1 h-e-s hmi ') li tint day diitien work tor nnti-blnvery in the South, Wiiuh will do wondei17," Iiut Ir nu nil nccuunis Democratic as well ns Whin thr mo-i fxcttnij ceue of nil was. when Mr. Clay lend nnd took the vote upon his seventh re-olutiou. Here he paused, ns In- dul "in his speech, and raNius U mil torm to itsutiiKM lieilu utteieil a bhuil appeal - which niriije.i eveiy iieari." ' I am now ti'jnut io otitT a rcpolution on another n)i j-t .1 ho 'lf". 'iiiuM i - ti pei pk who have lientl will suMaiii n. Their honor cihs lor n re-pouw The common justice w hich nni maie-i nnd u iite: ihem, denuind that thy should repudiate the thought ol nctjuiriu territory lor the pur pose of extending ih'1 evil ot Iavery." The audience waited not tor the icsolution ' They knew what it Ami ns (me man a deateuing cheer rang out. "No lohbery, nny how," said one. " No rohheiy lor si ivery len-t ol all," eM-lsmied ano ther. "And" kivs one of our eorrcppoiultiits, the cheer told in nl viould tint Kentucky never w ill be, a piopagindM of slavery, or a server, or dilenJero! nny propagandNt " .Silence was restorcdnd Mr. Clay readthe seventh retulution. Virgil A- Iticc's i;iire. We are liupjiy to state that Messrs. VmGtL &. Kick liave ii.eneil an Oilice in our Vill.ije, and that .Mr. Uice will lierenlter ulve lii- .er-: enual attention, in Burlington, to Ihe exleni-ive and incrc.Mii;: committed to this vl! known nml de.-ervedly popular Uxpre-s. The Kxprc-s Olliee i- on tho west fide of the Square, one door north frrun 1'. D.K.Iittlc's --lore; and is iu Iho fame apartment with the Oilice of the M lynetic. 'JVIeyrapli Company. This arrange ment obviou-ly promotes the public coincidence and accommodation ; and when the Telegraph shall be in operati.m there will be nothing wanting to render both co-oper.tiug benefits tu our busine.-s cnuimiinily. We are gratilicd to learn that Mr. Uice is to take up Ins permanent residence iu liurlington, u his welMuiuwii elii. ciencj and proinptne.-.-, and his larw experience in the working ol" tho Express systelu, conunaud '.he entire cnnti.lcnce of our business men. Wo learn tint the following are the arrange ments lortlio Winter, of Messr. Virgil & Kice's Kxpre.s: Leave New Yor.K every Monday ; Arriie al IIvrlingtun nn Thur.-day night ; and At MoNriiEAL every Saturday night. Kct timing : Leave Montreal every Monday morning j Arme at llui!L&Tox on Tuesday evening; lave Durlisqt.ix for New York every v cune-iiay inorning, And arrive at New Ynni- nn s!ti,ir.l... Tlio O.lice of .Mes-rs. Viril &. Uice on the west side of the Square, is very commodious and well arranged, and convenient ofaccess fur those desirous tn tran-act business through their agen cy. It is assuiviliy siiierlliioj fir us to toy that the responsibthly of these gentlemen is nn questionable, and that businc-s committed to Ihem will be transacted with perfect fidelity and accuracy. The Huston and Montreal Ilxprers. f Cheney Co. will arrive and d.-part, at and from liur lington, as advertised, until further notice. Illusion of Iho I osl O.'lice Laws. We learn that Deputy .Marshal Dddoe arreft eda Mnntreal Lv press Utter Carrier iu St,.. bins, on Tuesday last, who was proceeding from .Montreal to Iloston with Canada letters, In Ih? despatched lo Kuropo by ,he next Steamer. His understood th it the person arrested is a i.n- (s i , ... ' . ' ' . . ' l" ' ucleu "e ' ""' umce ueparlment in Montreal. Ho now in tho custody of Mr. Dophe, in Durlin.'. ton, lo await Ids trial. Since learning, from Ihe Ilcport of the I'ost Mister General, tho illiberal discriminations alopled by tho Hrilish I'ost O.lice Department In refcrencoto letters carried tollritislt I'ossess in in American Ve-sel, wc entirely approve litis stringent step 0.1 the part of .Mr. Jon:,o.v Let Hrilish Agents receive the anno meisuroof justice from us, that our Agents receive from them, fair play is always a jovvell. Wo go for the widest and latge-t International courtesy and liberality, hut it must be reciprocal. Insinuation or the tlcv. Dr. Ingersoll. We noticed, two or three weeks ago, that the Ilcv. G. (i. I.vjEiiviLL, I). I), formerly, and during a lnng period, a deservedly nnd warmly esteemed and popular Pator in our Village, had been, with entire iininimlty, called to the p-tstoral charge of " Tho Third Con grcgatioual Society " in Cambridge, .Mass. Alauy of Dr. I.viERsoLt.'s old friends, among our readers, will be pleased to see tho Order of Ser vices on the interesting occasion, which we sub. join, and for which we are indebted to tl c kind ness of a friend in Ito-ton. In ot.r judgment the Hvinn below is very appropri tlo nnd Icau tiful.' Order of Services, Sunday Vccnitg, Dee. 5, 1317. Voluntary. Anthem, iniroihii tnry Prayer nnd Reading of the Scriptures, by Kev. J. I". V. Ware. iiynin. Gierit God, the followers of thy Son, We bow More thy mercy-seal. To worship thee, the Holy One, And pour our wishes nt thy lect. Hear, Thou, thy suppliant church to-day; Accept our work, our souls possess ; 'Tia outs to labor, watch, and pray ; He thine to cheer, sustain, nml Thy servant, Lord, do thou inspire Willi holy unction from nhove ; Give him the tongue ol living lire. Give hull the temper ol the dove. May all who come to worship here, Learn Irom thy truili the better way j TflMorand Flock, in love sincere, Grow wiser, holier, ns they pray. Ami when thelip,t'nt with thy name Are vocal now, todusl drill mm. On other nny devotion's llame De kindled here, and purely burn. Sermon by Kev. Wm. Newell. Prayer ol Installation by Uev. James Walker. Anthem. Conchi linj prayer by Rev. A. U. Muzzy, OoAology. From all tint dwell below the skies L-u th' Creator ptni-je nne ; Let the Ited-'einei's iimn beung Through every land, by every tongue. Denial are thy niercief, Lord ; Cternal tiuth aitemL-i thv woid : Thvprni-'e shills nmdfroiu -lljrc tobhore, Till ."iius ?hdll rise and K't no more Benediction. Like Champlain, ihirina the senson now put, !m home n hiirJeu ol Ir.-uht anJ pass.-njers, im n use m ii-ell,.mil ii ie. tiled in any lorun-r jenr Tue ns-s-im-r tr..el IhjiIi nh-asure nn I h i?iu--s, lnns.i hcen u-lircceil.-llt. d. The c-oinpletion nl Ihe llnlroad f om Winu-hall to Iroyduriin; the couium s"-nst.ii nl do much luwnids m.-ikum the mute through Lake Cli.un ihm Mill more i-iiijili.ititally a ttiorou-htaie.' rlattstiirgh II hig. And jet rhere arc those in Verinnit who are aiming, with nnweiried pains, to Mrnic obstruc tions across this great and growing nitional 'thoroughfare!" Vermont has every induce ment that respects her highest business welfare and prosperity, to prevent the cnnsuimn itioti of such a design and she will do it. Vermont is willing to grant every reason ible privilege and lacility lo Corporations, in and out of her limits j but the right to bridge from her nose tu her chin she will not be likely to grant, even with tho strong inducement of a " convenient draw " fur the accommodation of the somewhat important intermediate " thoroughfare." At least, ice think so ! The uinuiisc of I'olkery War liiuincej. According to .Mr. I'olk's Message, just pub lished, the pnblic debt, on the lt in-t. was fin round numbers) g 15,000,000 Now, then, pays Mr. Polk, " to meet the expenditure for the remainder of tho present, and for tho next fiscal car,"a loan will Ik) required of "about 18,500,000 Agiin, says .Mr. l'olk, " should tho war he continued till June 30 1843, a further loan will be required " of 20 500.000 .Making tho comfortable sum of SSl.OOU.OJO or KKSUTY FOUIt MILLION OF DOLLAliS as the legacy of l'olk democracy to the people of ini, union, untie shape ol a 1)13 UT incurred in cam ing nn a useless and unnecessary and de imraluing war", for the principal purpose, Mr, I'.ilk says, 0f compelling Mexico to pay ns a d.-btoffour or rive millions! If this is not what Dr. Franklin calls '-p lying dear for the wuis lie," we would ho plea-. .J tn know what is. .VVihcvsl'iI ... donation. The Westjtorl (,. Y.) Patriot, a good-natured little locofoco paper over the lake that gets all its politics from the Troy Budget, and can- nnt, therefore, be expected to hit right ,ery often, his the following! paragraph, italics, capitals, and all : In his recent speech nt Uxington, Henry Clay nsed the toilowin: Inneunue " i Mexico thai ' defending her presides, her ensiles and her ALTA1I 1.0I ire.' tlirie""'"1 is unncicsMry upon declarations like Now we don't u L-h our neighbor to get too highly excited, but if ho could manago to re strain hi, w rathful indignation long enough to give us a few "comments" on this lat.guago of Mr. Clav, we would be glad. Wetakoit for granted, of course, that the PaSmd is pre pared to deny point u'ank, Unit .Mexico is " de fending her firesides, her castles, and her altars." and therefore we feel a little curious to learn ' whi" "' VVc-It "n ll.inks she really it almut in this war, and what he thinks ol Mr, Clav for diring to make an assertion like that above Will the Patriot, just bo good enough, iu a short and satisfactory paragraph, to tell lis what par ticular thing Mexico is defending ? The sublime of Hit ruliciiloui, Wc have seen it announced in numerous loco foco papers, that It. N. Wicklille (boiler known in Kentucky as "greasy Hob U'ic;e ") wai t make an address 111 Iwingtnn, about these days, fn rq,'i tu Mr, Clay" !! Mi. ClA's g orioiM sjieech wrings the cry from Kentucky I. .oof k-os : "Angels.ond Minislers of grease, defend ns" Until won't do. Hob is like tho liisliuun'i chicken he " speaks too late !" Prof, llroiiMiir I,ccltires. We aro pleased to say that these interesting and instructive lectures, nt lliellaplisi Church, arn icell attended though not so fully as they dese rie to bo. Three Leclures havo been given; which is half (ho course. We suppose that tWo who inclino to attend the remainder of tho Course, may do so nt JtALr-rniCE and when we consider that tho interest and usefulness in creases towards the close, we hope multitudes; will avail themselves of the opportunity