BURLINGTON FREE PRESS, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 19, 1848. llUItMNCTON, Vt. " tN THE PAHK AND TROVIlt.T.'S RtOHT THAT IS upon us, tiikiik is no Star Atove the horizon TO GIVE US A ULKAM OF UHT, EXCErTINO THE INTELLIGENT, 1'ATlUOtlO Willi! TAIITV OF THE Uxitko States." Daniel Webster. For President, HENRY CLAY. For Vice President, MILLARD FILLMORE, OF XFW VORK. Subject to the decision of the Whig National Con- The Ilurllngton District Convention of"tlie Democrncy." Wo have,'on several occasions, since tlie meeting of the late Locofoco Congressional Dis trict Convention at Burlington, attempted to elicit from the organ of "the party," the Senti nel, some Information touching the position of " democracy hereabouts on tho subject of ex tending Slavery over territory of this Union, now Distressing Aecidcnt-TwoClilldrcii Drown cd I An accident of a most distressing character occurred In the Wlnooskl, last evening, by which the remaining household of ono of our worthy citizens, Mr. Storms, has been overwhelmed with deep affliction. For tho following hurried account, we nro Indebted to the kindness of n gentleman who took pains to acquaint himself withthc paiticulars. Attho timed our going to Press, the bodies of the drowned childicn had not been found: Lutein tho afternoon of yesterday, as a small party, consisting of Milton Storrs, three sisters, r.sther, aged 16 years, Mary, aged 13 year", Martha, aged 10 yean, a little brother, iiged 8 years, children of Mr. Spanlding Storrs, who lives on J. N.Pomeroy 'b interval firm, north ol the Village, and Miss Sopbronla, daughter of Mr. S. Lillie of this village, were attempting to cross tho river opposite Mr. Storrs' house, it was discovered that tho boat was filling at one end, and young Mr, Storrs requested that some of the party should step to the other. In their fright, they all rushed to the end of the boat in dicated, and It nlmo-t Immediately tilled and sunk Milton told them all to got hold of himself, hop ing, notwithstanding the strong current, as they we're but about 10 or 50 feet Iroin the shore, to he able to rescue them all. With his little bro- j ther under one. arm, the oldest sister upon the other, aniline otiic.r mreo cunning u sum pans uf his person as they were ableo lay hold of, , I . if, mm.-., ..: .......I. .1. I. .it i HOUiy Ulll mmuil suivusii ic.ii:ii uiu ptiuif, uih !- ll... I illin hq. nrt inn, I .,1 i p-iea l TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 1G, 1848. A Paraphrase. It is a lamentable fact that, in these days of sentimental party subserviency and toadyism, no man can becomo a holder of office and a dis penser of patronage, without being subjected to I the most fulsome and indiscriminate adulation I from tho Locofoco press. Business Incompe tency, faithlessness and partisan motives rather brighten his name and reputation. His politics arc his apotheosis ! No party but enrols among Its members more or less frothy demagogues j but the Locofoco party seems to possess no dem agogue so frothy, from Pillow up to Post, that ho cannot command some " Lconidas" to cover him with the most absurd adulation and flattery. Wo say it is lamentable ; and when wo look up on such frequent exhibitions of man-worship, having no legitimate origin anywhere savo In the most degrading partisanship, wo can hardly think it remarkable that so many ol the learned and higher-hearted men of tho age have to give way to mo fvths ana l titers oi inc noiir i in free. We have respectfully enquired of the other, anil the olhe.r mreo clinging to sucn pans Sentinel, who regards the differences between the Barnburners and Old Hunkers of New York as "ridiculous" and "disgusting," if the Barn burners do not hold that the further extension of Slavery should b'o at once prevented, in op position to the Old Hunkers, who will have no thing to do with the matter. Wo have expres sed a natural surprise, and disappointment) th.it a District Convention of the party styling Itself the "democratic," and arrogating to itself a largo amount of special concern for tiio preva lence of liberty and equality among the masses of mankind, should h ive assembled in a District so important as tho Third Congressional of Ver mont, iind for purposes exclusively of a National character, and should have dissolved without ex pressing any opinion whatever on a subject that now occupies a large share of public attention in the Uuiun, and that threatens to completely break up and disorganize the great " democratic rartv" of New York. We have taken occasion to define the position of the Whig Patty, of Ver mont ut least, on the question ot extending hla vcry over new Territory, nnd to point to the uni form and consistent actional the Whig Party on that question, not, by any means, as a mat ted for boasting, hut "imply to contract that ac tion with the shuffling nou-cninmittalism of their opponents, who claim to be so very " de mocratic.'-' But our efforts have been in vain. Tho Sen tinn In out once condescended to notice our repeated calls for information, and then only to reiterate the customary and very silly twaddle about the Whig Party's being in faverof a Slave holder lor I'rc-ident; as though the inconsis tency of (lie whig partv, if proven, weren justi rication of tho abject servility of the northern wing of the Iicofoco party to the pro-slavery wing oi the bjuiii : But one declaration of the Sentinel is entitled toa word or two of comment, because it evinces cither an extraordinary ignorance of the past and present history of its own party, or an un worthy determination to mislead and deceive. That paper bays tho Locofoco party "haie taken fieri proper measure to prevent the extension of Slaierij into territory now free!" Can rampant assurance go further that this! Was the in famous "gag resolution" of locofoco Alhertono! N. H. such a " measure ?"' Was Mr. Paul Dillingham Jr's io!e to admit Texas into the Union with a constitution that absolutely and fur rier prohibited the Legislatimi: from abolish ini; Slaicry in that State, such a "measure." Was tho annexation of Texas, brought about wholly by a union of tho pro-slavery men of the South and tho Lncifucos of tho North, such a "measure?" Was "tlio letter of Gen. Cass, he M"l.G THE CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY1 ON Con- okess to riioiiiniT the FXTEts-iox of Slavery ito mix TEiir.iToiiY, such a " measure ?'' Was the resolution, adopted by the Locofoco District Convention at Pittsburgh, a few day ago, tint " the attempt to incorporate the Wtl mot Proviso doctrine into tho democratic cre:d it tantamount ti saying that the time has come ichenthe democratic party ought to be. disbanded ," was this such a "measure ?" Is tho declara tion, imputed to Jndgo Woodbury, and no doubt correctly, that no Convention that should adopt the principle of I ho Wilmnt Proviso as a test, need nominate him for the Presidency, such a " measuio ?" We ask these questions because we wish the Snitinei, or any other ol tho papers that are sup n n. tin ,u cr. navinu icani l neir cries, oau already reached. tlio batik of tho river, but being unable to swim, wasoungcti to nave recourse io a polo which he thrust towards his struggling r it drcn. iillliou was so encumucreu wnn ine clinging grasp of his five companions, that he was unab o to seize the pole except witn ins teeth, with which ho keep could his hold but Tor a short time, l he two voungeet ot me sis ters soon lost their hold anil were borno down by tho current, while the others reached the shore in a state oi complete exhaustion, as Mary and Martha wore being cairicil down the stream, they wildly shrieked to their father and brother: " beliins, help its.' And though lie could not swim, tho father unablo to withstand the Impulses nf a pirent, plunged into the river in pursuit ol ins iirownlnr little ones, nut in stead of being able to assist tlcr.i, ho soon found himself in immediate danger of drowning. .Milton, thereupon, with a conflict of feclingth.it can bettor be conceived than described, aban doned his sisters to their unhappy fate, and has toned to the rescue of his father, whom ho suc ceeded, with considerable dilliculty, in bringing to the shore. The sisters, Mary and Martha,. soon disappear ed Irom human sight and human aid ; and their bodies, notwithstanding the most anxious and ililligent search, have not yet been recovered. Tlin NCYV POSTAGE HILL. The Post Otlicc Committee of the House of Representatives have reported a bill making sundry important and excellent provisions on the subject of newspaper postage, which we trust will become law. Congress will hardly venture to adjourn, wo should suppose, without at least icstoring the thirty-mile privilege, of such essen tia! consequence to their constituents in that considerable section of tlio Districts they repre sent known as "Ac Country." Justice to the country newspapers requires that this step should bo taken in order to place tliein on a looting ol something like fair equality of chances with their city contemporaries, whoso subscription li-ts of tens of thousands give them a ruinous advantage over us. A successful city daily pa per can better afford its weekly issue at 81 per annum, and will mako more profit ut that price, than our country papers can at .?-J ;---and a long ns'thc tax of pottage is unfairly phicud upon both ut essentially tho same amount, it is obvious tint the former havo a great advantage. We believe, however, the matter will ho attended to V go fur Protection to the Country- Pros' against the competition of the " bloated " circu lation of the city papers, by a just regulation ol tho tarilfnf Po.'t Ollice taxes and rather think Whigs ami Locos, among our country enntnm poraries, will agree with us. Tho City Press ought to have no advantage over us excepting that which naturally and properly results from tlijir conceded superiority of talent, and theii greater facilities and means for obtaining aiu1 manufacturing news. Beyond these. Congress if it 'kimivs what's good for itself will take cire that its bucolic newspaper constituency receive no detriment ! Tiie provisions niittee . Trie circulation of all new-smners free of nostaire within thirty inilcs ot the place of publication, not following ate given ns some of the principal ons of the bill rcpoiled by the Post OHice Com posed to represent the views and expound the , above the siiperlices id' rjwo sunare inches. principles, of the ''Democratic" partv, to reconcile, Under one bundled miles and over thirty, onchall if it can, the actions and declarations to which 'Mitj over one hundred and for nn' distance, one they refer, with the broad assumption tint that i ce!&w.p,.wr, nbovc tnoo inches to pay pamphlet and party "havo taken any proper measure to prevent I ,mi!zine postage, which is two cents for the first the extension of Slavery into territory now free." j ounce, and hall of one cent lor nil "renter distances. If these questions are answered, as thev must i Newspapers under 5iki square indies go tree for the be. in tho neuative. we would be clad to bo In- llrsl.r" '"" "'!'' !'" 'lVtm '" ""scent loruii great formed ol ono or two of the " proper meauies alluded to that have been taken by tho "demo cratic" parly to prevent the extension ol Shivery- But wo havo tint yet quite done with tho Loco foco District Convention. The organ of tlm party hero steadily refuses to disclose, and we must do it ourselves. What will bo thought, then, of the consistency of that portion of tho unterr'fi"d who Inhabit the Third Congressional District of Vermont, when we announce that, at their recent Convention at Burlington, The above are tho purport and tenor of cer tain resolutions, well conceived nnd well and er distances. Transient newspapers pay two cents when not scut tiout the otlicc ot iiuhlicutiou. Publishers: of pamphlets, magazine and periodical are allowed n tree exchange, ine same as tlie puunsii. eis of newspapcis. Important Letter from Mexico. Prosjircls if the Ilatijication of the Treaty. We find tho following letter in tlie X. Y. Jr. press of Wednesday evening. The editors pre face it with tlie following" remarks: The following lettet is from a highly rcpecta hie gentleman, formerly American Consul in eloquently written, that were presented to the .Mexico. 1 hero is no doubt that he has had th late Locofoco District Convention In tliis village, best sources of information j but whether hi If wo do not state their purport and tenor cor- , predictions will prove correct, time will deter rccllv,the Sentinel, or the Secretary of tho Con- mine. But there is no intent of slock jobbing in ventfnn, can put us right. f the letter j and it can lio relied upon as being And. now, wo uesiro mnpiy to asK : n nai oe- written in ine uesi tu laiin. came of tlwe resolutions ! And can the ir fate be I " New Orleans, IstMav, 1818, pointed to as ono of tlio "proper measures" " My Dear Sir:-1 uirivcd Jicro tho night bo resorted to by modern "democracy" to attest the fore las, direct from the city of Mexico, in the sincerity oi uieir proiessinns oi Hostility to me steamer Augusta ; and shall set out at 2 r. 31 extension of blavcry J o patiFe for u reply, fur Washlnlnii,,via Chailctnti. Our Commissioners, the. new ones, arrived a rr Tho JWi Star "disacrccs with" the ' Mt'xi(:o 1 UliHtiJ 17th, Mr. Clifford in ad ,. . c . , ... , . . . vance. l nr. treaty will he katihlo with jiurnngion aemmri, -luuciiiug me piopnety ol .m, Tlln amemiments, rely vrov ir. I had ai iliseussinL' tho merits of nresiilenii.il cmi.lMiios ' interview with li'eneial Mora, tho Commission . . . ... .,. .... , , , cr of the .Mexican (iovermnent in tho citv of prior to nomination , but "prefers to drop the Mexic t10 d,y Mora I left. He assured' me tubject" rather than discuss it '. Well, that is that the amendments were not, and would not .i, bu objectionable tu its ratification. J lie elec ' lions for Senators took place in tho city on the ,, ,. ami int., me iieaco inrty gaining uy large ma liEN. ocorT ash '"'Tens, homo vender jorities. That for Deputies was to have taken of a nostrum which he wished to have puffed in- , ph.ee on the lfllh, and tho neaco party would t nn..n rfti-nntlv split lipnpr.il Si-nii .. I ..r 1 .... ! . . I ' ,, n.i 'p .. " . u"""' , cairy nil beloro it. Tho .Mexican tjongres; uiuers. i no wene... .,, rxpccting do-' could not oriMiiizu itself before about the 1st spatcl.es trnm uovcrnmem, and .mpatiently di- May at ,.,, admitting no squabblers among reeled lie box to be opened and I its content- xholn. Us first step will bo election of a Prcsf- " Well, well, sir." sSid the General, after hav-' but iho Tifi ,i 1 Tti "V",?'0 fcaVs"etl ipR patiently heard the w hole read, " let ,ne have , Mr VW.ft ovorK u,e papcr. , l sliare some of the three millions. V..u bo Interested in thi believe, known to no A Postmaster General enters tipon the duties of his office with no acquaintance with its im mense details, and no particular reputation for tlio business talent and energy absolutely indis pensable for its proper management, lie sets himself up, forthwith, as a Samson Agonistos in the Department offers a spiteful opposition to the great measure ot reducing the exorbitant rates of postage that have so long oppressed the busincss'portiofi of the people; predicts all man ner of failure from the passage by Congress, of a law directing such reduction, in obedience, to the vociferous demands of the people ; quar rels witli Railroad and Steamboat Companies, and sends his mails, in comparison, by one-horse wagons and wheel-barrows, in a spirit of mean hostility to a law which his unrivaled wisdom disapproved, but the justice and expediency of which tho rapidly augmenting revenue of his Department is daily demonstrating; swears the Post Office Department will be inextricably involved in debt and disaster unless fur higher rates of postage are demanded, in sublime con tempt of the successful example of Great Britain to tho contrary; recommends and succeeds in carrying an oppressive provision that excludes almost wholly, 'transient papers' from tho Mails ; so manages his contracts that all the papers in his political i.iiut mat nave a spark ot itule pendent and manly feeling pronounce his admin' Mration of tho Pot Office the most inefficient and imbecile of any that the country has snf- i fered under for years; appoints, and retains against the remonstrances of his own party friends, ' deputy Postmasters whose chief end and aim seem to bo to discommode and disoblige and provoke important business communities; so grinds down those with whom ho contracts, in his "penny wise and pound foolish" ccono' my, that his ow n mere partisans are obliged to admit t hat, for the frequent failures of the mails, "the conlractorsare not censurable, for their small compensation will not admit of extra expense in tlio transmission of mail matter;" and in short demonstrates, in all conceivable ways, his entire unfitness fur tlie duties that were committed to him, and his own entire indifference to the busi ness wants and interests of tho people whose servant he is. And yet such a Postmaster General finds plenty of "courteous" apologists who appear to think it is something to the pur poseto talk about hfs '(generous and manly rial rchtions'' (!) his "high motives" (!) and the " economy no is "obliged to practice" to meet the expenses of his fiscal vear." when the in como of " his fiscal year" is increasing at an entirely unprecedented rate, and promises to mako tlie Depirtnient a source of reienuc in stead of expense to the Government ! Again suppose such a Postmaster General, finds, year after year, ono or more lines of ex cellent Steamboats running on Lake Champlain, fui a bundled and fllty miles parallel witli a Istago route, by means of which Steamboats, to the great accommodation ol large, important and increasing business communities, lie might really expedito the transmission of his mails; nd suppose petitions and remonstrances are rowded in upon him representing the facts, and he business requirements of those communities, til of which, year after year, be neglects witli uit reasun or excuse ; aud suppose, finally. that, coerced by the strong .voice of public indig nation that such palpable neglect of the plainest requirements ot duty nail awakened, no taidily irranges to have his mails sent by these Steam boats, thereby securing their reception at impor tant business points " several hours earlier man formerly, a he ought to have done long before, Suppose all this, and a man of no more than ordinary sensibilities can discover nothing in so simple a discharge of a long neglected duty, to overwhelm him with admiration of the " prompt- tess" and obliging temper of the said Postmaster General And suppose, in addition, that incon sequence of this required change, tho deputy Postmaster at Albany, (not " the Post oHiceut Albany") is "subjected to the additional labor of throwing the Burlington packages in his office into a bag by Ihemschcs instead of into one where other packages are also put. ivnv, we say. supposo all this, ana men ten us, reader, if you can, upon what ground tlie Post Master General of the United States, or tho Post Master at Albany, is entitled to especial glorification tiliout his " gencrcus nnd manly so cial relations, ins" high motives, ins " prompt ness'' nr his extraordinary "courtesy?" And yet, such is tlio blindness and childish servility ol somo presses that they seno upon the tardy performance of one of the plainest duties that ever devolved upon an otlicer ol tlie United states government as a text for the praise and adulation ol the I'ost Master General at v ash' ington.'ind the "efficient Post Master at Albany.' it noes ueat every thing ! Tho foregoing ire think, is otiito a fair para phrase, mutatis mutandis, of a very dignified ar tide in this morning's Sentinel. Connecticut and Pnssnmpstc Itlver Tlml Road. The St. Johnsbtiry Caledonian says: Our Rail Rood ce on well In perfect harmony with the previous Intentions nnd the present wishes ol the Directors and Stockholders. The rails hove been contracted for ot advantageous rates (some $20pcrton less than was puid by the Northern Railroad Compa ny for their rails) and ore to be delivered In August, we believe. The stockholders pay tip their assessments with un precedented promptness; and tfic stock Is not found around the market places nnd begeing for bidders nt the auction boards. It Is held ns good nnd safe, and with unabated confidence in ils productiveness. Tut School Master Abroad. We received the following specimen ol Peiinaylvnnia,'.iohchia litera ture from a Iriend, now n resident of Somerset County In thnt State. We commend it to the careful consid eration ol the Editor of the Ilurlington Free Press, in his military capacity. The 'No liso' iscopied verbatim tt literatim el (non) punctuatim " AmiL 19th 1813. No tisc is given that the little Mustering will be belt In berlin the firsd nionday hi Mny nnd men pornde with arms nnd Cutertnents by the outer Cnpton Jesse Long of the firsd Company the firsd Uodolhoii the 4 Rishmond the S bregnte the 12 Dcvitinn V N Molten la. Cnpton Jesse Long. Braltlcboro Eagle. We turned It over to Sister Briggs, and she says pretty much all the words aro spelt right, excepting "Company," which she does'nt feel so sure about. By the way, we should like to sec the man that disregarded this warning on account of the spelling. If Captain Jones did'nt " give him Jesse," ha may conclude that Ills life was spared for some useful purpose ! The Ilookstord. WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 17, 1818. New Hooks. IJombev 4t Son lies upon our table entire ! Our readers havo had a touch of the quality of this tale. Wo commenced publishing it In our weekly, some months ago, and shall not soon for get the hubbub it kicked up among somo of our subscribers, a portion of whom seem to have hada presentiment that wo were embarking on an unknown and shoreless sea without compass or rudder. It trotiW have been a nice undertak ing, truly, to publish the whole of it, seriatim, In tho columns of an ordinary-sized country pa per. If wo had persevered, wo should have seen the last of it, (devoting the usual space to such matters) about tho fourth of July, 1850, and found ourselves with a whole tale but an abbre viated sitpscrintlon list ! The able and saga cious Editor of the Albany lliening Journal, wo remember, snubbed our subscribers "consumed ly," and impeached both their taste and judg ment, and our courage, becattso some of them (in Brandon sc.) held a meeting and voted Dorn bey and Son away from ns, and wo submitted. We remember, too, that the Journal threw out certain disparaging inuendocs, connecting the coldness of our climato with tho alleged cold ness of our blood, In Vermont, thereby adopting the philosophy of Lord Byron, that "The cold in clime, nre cold in blood ; Their love can scarce deserve the name ; and plainly intimating, of the torrid regions about Albany, mat "Ohm is like the lava flood Thnt boils in Etna's breast of flame," " Sir," said the Captain, "there Is nothing in or some of your friends Lv the box but ' Invigorating Bitters.' 1 ,ICWS, and tho facts nre l' b . "And is it directed tome ?" i oilier person. ' Yes. sir.' " And what tho d 1 do you supposu I want invigorating bitters for? I have no tapo worms, sir no debility," ho continued, stretching him self to his full length, and hurling the box against tlie wall. 0Wo aro under' repeated obligations to Judge Berrien, Judgo PitELrs and Mr. Uhiam, of IIip Senate, and Messrs Bottk, Marsh and ( i.i.i.ajii. ol ll.c llou-c, fur public, document-. 'i.i..... hi , ucro hi uo some strugj-lc in relation to the three miliums, between themselves; ; but as tho .. ... ..., eavo ue,o tln cd 0f ()ct() ue., ..n it uo Kepi rpuci among tbem ,lc .im-i m.u mm nnovva wttat will beconi them. What does Gen. Clarke' give tho editor of the U'llows Palls (iattlte for paying iwrt filings for mill. -.j'it it ty inn .i'i. Wo believe tho " smart" of tilings. Messrs EnwAttns and Smith have made the Bookstore a point of special attractiveness. Their shelves aro groaning under by far the largest and most judiciously selected assortment of standard works, in all the departments of Li terature, Science, Lducatton, Morals and the Arts, that has ever been brought in to Burling ton to say nothing of the endless variety of ight and po-lito reading, whose gaudy external trappings and cheap price for admittance, attract the eye of the thousands of careless and story loving readers to the butterfly entertainment icithin. From tho massive and solid learning and argument of "the Fathers," down to "Little Red Hiding Hood," we believe tlie gradations and the assortment are quite regular and perfect; so that all classes of " the reading public" may gratify their tastes or propensities without any other " let or hindrance" than (hat which pro ceeds from the will or the means. The editions of the Standard Works to be found at tho Bookstore, arc, witli now and then an exception, unusually rood : well minted and substantially and handsomely bound for Library preservation : while tlio ;ince at which they aro afforded, in these days of aGtive com petition in all tlio departments of business, enables a man of no more than moderate means to provide himself with that which, more than any other ono thing.marks him awirjii a rhoice Library. Perhaps nothina more pointedly indi cates the amelioration, tlie beneficial progress and improvement, of tlie age, about which so much is written, than the fact that the demand', for really valuable and instructive works works of apnrotcd excellence is sufficiently large to enable publishers to supply them at the exceed ingly low prices lor winch they can now lie ob tained. The circumstance marks the American people as not wholly given up to the worship of "Mammon and Te-r.tde," as the Doctor hath it ;
hut devoting, after all, a tolerable share of their leisure hours at least, to the pursuit of that high er "gain" which elevates while it expands tlleir nubler powers, nnd leaches tlicm better how to appreciate as well as how to preserve, the rich oiessings wnn which iney aro surrounded. Wo nro emphatically a r'cadinir venule.: and though less scrupulous, perhaps, about the iuali- iyui uav wu ieau m.v'i is iiesintoie, yet the ad vantages of such a national proclivity, must " in the long run," greatly overbalance any injuries that am to bo apprehended from its abuse. The sober thinkers and readers must always govern and direct "the main chances." after all. what. ever tumult and change may temporarily spring irom mo uiiuuiing uruins oi tne enthusiast or tlie fanatic. There is an authority in Truth anil So berness, that intimidates ami finally renresses the airy levity of Error. So dont be alarmed ; tliere is always "a good time coming." Buy as many uouks as you can rean, and read all you buy, and if you find yourself, in the end, none the wiser for it, we'll risk all the harm you will l. IM..I.. . .1- I.. !. ll. ... J ue iikuiv in mi in mo worm: in we care to say in the way of advice, just now, is: don't buy " iruien'nii- Heights" to read on Sundays, nor Cooper's last novel to read at all yon will im prove your time better, in the latter case, by chewing spruce gum or whittling. In order to preserve some sort of easy connec tion between the commencement and clne of this article, wo again commend to public lavor and patronage the well-filled Bookstore of Me-srs Eiiwahds & Smith, or, (as Tribulation was called " Tribby, for short") Edward Smith. and thereupon citing the rash adventure ho had undertaken, of printing Uotnbey oi tson in ins paper, as an instance and proof of the latter, and our discontinuing 'that same' as an instance and proof of tlie former ! The Journal also quoted several nassatrcs of exouisite tenderness and truthful delineation of character, and matchless beauty of description, such as nro often found in the writings of Dickens, and these he used to confound and mortify us ! But wo knew then, how many cnvclopements of mere husks had to be cleared away to get at sucn gram, aim we foresaw that Dombev & Son, written on the spur of necessity, and without systematic plot, would 00 a siriKlllg iiiusiniliuil ui ine iiuraoie ui 1110 bushel of chaff but we said nothing, because we couldn't protc anything. The proof is now before us; and we may ask the Journal if it will be likely to snap up the first number of the next tale "to be continued," which pours itself from the teeming brain of Dickens ? Not that Dombey it Son does not contain " ncaris and precious stones," but they have to be dug for and dived after, in mountains of mere earth, and oceans of mere water. There are pottions of it of unsurpassable genius and beauty, worthy the creator of 'littlo Nell' and the 'broth ers Checryblej' but there are portions, too, hut lit tle better "than the best passages in the Monikins! We don't wish to complain of this per se; it only makes the tale an unsuitable ono for the newspapers, without detracting irom its general Yoc.no At.r.xNPKn. A Professor of the lilock Art, bearing the above name, has npppnred among us. and announces on exhibition of his skill for Monday, Tues day nnd Wednesday evenings next,ntthe St. George's Hotel (Into Payne's,) Place d'Armes. Toronto and Kingston papcrsspenk higlilyofhim, nnd the follow ing extract Irom n Philadelphia paper is confirmatory ol their eulogia: Ciitsx.Nf f-STntr.T Theatre Mr. At.EXAxnm. This gentleman's performances nt the Chestnut Street Thentre, nre certainly deserving of especial police. He is, in all respects, woi thy of public patronage, both na regards his profession ond his deportment as n citi zen, for a more modest, unnssiiming, and gentlemanly young man nas never npiiearcit Delore a 1 llliaueinnm audience. His performance have astonished those who have witnessed them nt " Old Drury," nnd many oi nis icnis nave never oeen exploited 111 tins country. All Hie orucies ne nss in making his experiments nre of the most splendid description, and Ins entire fix tures appear to us to surpass others of a similar kind that have been exhibited here. His trick called the " (J olden Fish," in which he produces n large glns vase tilled with water nnd live fish in mi apparently miraculous manner. Is certainly one ol the most extra ordinary nnd astonishing feats ever accomplished. Another experiment, called "The Devil's Cooking," astonishes all beholders, and the " Mysterious Hat " Mirnrisrs nnd bewilders his audience. He dispenses, with n liberal hand, Irom a hat, sugar plums, boqucts and toys to the ladies and gentlemen in the boxes,anu to the boys in the pit. A PrnrroT Mr.TFon Ono of the Ohio Lieu tenants, of the volunteer regiments, after the battle of Monterey, got leave to go homo and do a little recruitinrr. He pot home, and of course was tho Lion of his district, and his recruiting business went on swimmingly. " The soldiers through the town marched gay, And the village nil llcwnt ti e sound of the drum." When a pretty fair sniiad were ready to take tin their march for tho field of "lory, tlio Lieu tenant addressed his men, surrounded by the anxious and patriotic multitude. ' Well now, boys, I supnoso when yon see the General, who has been chewing up the iMexi cans like a hog in a corn heap, you expect to see a crotnler! A-n-d so he is: Hut it you expect to see him all covered up like some of our ucncrais at Home, vnu ll upmost u n ably mistaken. io sirs .' ' Uld .acK am t ot that breed, he ain't, and, ticrc ain't no particular Kind of use in hant;in" penny candtcsaround the risina sun !' Tho cheers were dcafning. Yankee lilade. Fredonio, and suppose that .' minutes is allotted to each ollice to send, nnd 5 minutes to receive messages nt esch round. New York commences with the most distant station, (Fredonia,) sends messages S minutes, they must then stop though they may not be half through, and let Fredonia tend to new Yoikthe mes sages that ollice mny have on hand ; or, if Fredonia dont happen to have nny messages to send, New York must still wait the live minutes fixed upon, although they remain Idle, nnd have n number of messages on hand to go to fredonia. Now, the first 10 minutes have expired, nnd the time has arrived to send to the next oihee, which is Ullicottville ; but new York has no messages to send to.this office. She must howev- wuii ine nve minutes oeiorc cincuiiviue can sena ner messages if she have nny to send ; but she happens to have none j and so it happens with each office until you get down to Itlincn, by which time we have pass- u unices aim spent an hour a time in doing ainniuies tiusiness. nnd by the time we could pass through the line, al owinr this small unnce of time fixed for the business of each officer 2 hours nnd 20 minutes, had elajwed, when we again rench rredonia ond by which time the business ot this oflice has accumilated to on amount that would require &0 minutes to send it. he x orK goes Ol it nuu gets on one quarter 0111 ill the allotted 5 minutes, nnd passes tlie other by for 2 hours nnd 20 minutes more ; aud so on ; nnd by the tune tne opperntor r.aa iieriormeu tne grana rounds two or three times, he would beg for Morse's Tele graph to regulntc his operations by, If there were nny Yankee blood in him. Perhaps a regular" John Hull might be trained to the tuning system so as to take it coolly. I think I have written enough to satisfy the reader, tint the new Telegraph will not nnswer the practical wants of our community, and cannot hold any kind of couiietition with Morse's system. I will here remark, that the essential pans of Bain's Telegraph is nn orig inal invention of Professor Morse, and one ol hii dis carded plans, or rather, suspended Irom 183H until 1810, when the Professor, fearing that some one might re-invent tins plan, renewed bis experiments nnd en tered a caveat in the Patent oflice and afterwards per fected his plan and applied fur a patent. That op- incuuuii is nuw w-iiuhic, O'lU wie lummissioner oi 'ntcnts has notified Mr. Haiti of the interference, and the parlies are to have a hearing in July next, ll is therctorc doubtful whether Bain will succeed in get ting a patent in this country, for the essential ports of his machine. FAlixnn of the Erie (Pa.) Bank. A mmor is quite current to-day that tlie r.ne It'a.) Dank has at last gone by the board. The report is no doubt cor rect, ns the institution has been tottering for months past, nnd the banks and the community generally had lost all confidence in its stability. The agent for re deeming the bills m this city ceased receiving any more of its notes yesterday nftcrnoon. The amount of the issues of the bank in circulation must be very l.iri'e. ns thp charter was one of that class that cave all tinnuer of privileges to those who had the control of its nlfairs. stuck of our brokers as have been vic timized are ollenng the notes ot the bank t to-day nt jl) cents on the dollar. llujfulo Commercial Adt. of aturttay. Connecticut Senntors. Tho good old "land of steady habits" will soon stand once more erect in the U. S. Senate. The Whigs of her Legislature held a caucus, las- week, and nominated Roger Siiermax Bald win and Trumax Smith as their candidates for merit as a bonk. A newspaper story should bu like , Senators. They will of course be elected. The a running brook always lively and sparkling, (thoiiith. of course, not always shallow). There is no room in a newspaper fur what Carlylc calls the " biographic mortar," the fillings up and ck- ings out of a story . But wo arc getting prosy. We do wfsh tho Albany Journal would "do tlio polite thing" by its, however, in regard to Dombey &. Son 'which, by tlio wav, may be found at Edwarus', where every body will buy it, of course. election will take place this week. The New Tclcgrnph. MKX1CO. A good deal of attention has been recently at traded to tho new maper accounts ol a new Telegraph, which has been patented by a Mr, Bain, and which is claimed to be greatly supe rior, in important respects, to Morse's : esre dally in the rapidity and cheapness with which messages and communications may be transmit ted by means of it. Mr. B.iin asserts that it w ill transmit 1000 letters in a minute, and do it at a great reduction of expense to the business com Letter I'rom Mustang. (From the N. O. Delta, Mny 4.) Cm or Mtxtro, Tuesday night, April 18. Since my Inst there is nothinz of iinnoitance in the i mimitv from the tariff of nrlces adonted on military or political world. The " Court of Inn-iiry" , , ,. . ... mi i-i i is progressing steadily, nnd tliere i,n prosprct c.r us ' -Morse s lines-improvements, it will readily be ndjouruiiig in the course ol a very lew days. Gen. seen, of great intei est and consequence to the nrro-wthcnK Plc It was to bo expected that modifications call, which will exhaust nil the evidence then m Mcx- and improvements would be effected ill Morse's ico. Then, in accordance with the former announce- , ,. , ., , , . ., . , , ment.the Court will adjourn tu the United Stato, nnd machinery and method, nnd, ill this wonder-work-examine what witnesses there nre there. So, it the ' inrr a"0, no surprise ought to be felt at the dis- Court and the parties are not fearful ot encountering I " r .i i i .. i cp i i Yellow Jack "upon the coast, you may expect to covcr of other and better modes of 1 olograph have the dignitaries with you in a short tune. What ' ing. Whether Mr. Bain's discovery in inven a sight it will lie lor oureneinies to look upon! In- . .,, . . . i .... . stead ot the gallant old Chief, who lias led our arms 1 tion will turn out to be superior to More s re on to victory nnd glory, returning to his native land, tuailiSJ to be seen. nonoreu nun reiecicu uy inc viuveuiiiii-iu ne mis s i- i ved from destruction, he returns iroaded mid nersecu- ' ted by Uxecutive power, because he would not allow the" iet familiars "of the President to rob the whole army ol its rights, nnd by these means become the suc cessor ot the present occupant of the presidential chair. Execulive power mny as-ail Gen. Scott, but lliey can never crush him the country will have a voice in do ing honor to those who deserve it, and they will un doubtedly honor those who merit it. Onto. S. 8. L'llommcdieti, formerly of tho Cincinnati (Jazettc. is the Whig tlclesato elect to the National Convention from the first district An intelligent correspondent of the Ithaca (N. Y.) Daily Chronicle, writing from New York, under date of Mny 1st, seems strongly to doub the practical usefulness of Bain's instrument, thought he admits that " it may surpass Morse's i Telegraph as al present worked." We are pro The nrmv is still unhealthy at some of the interior bably correct in attributing the lctterin the Ithacn posts.andl learn that ntCuernavaca there have been cr (which is signed " C',) to a gentlemen 0 great many deaths. , , , Scarcely a day passes without some daring attempt deeply interested in maintaining the superiority ulruui.cry,iis.sasiii.iii ,i u.iuiiii.nicr. , .nre me i,o 0r Morse s discovery, and cnt re y fam ar Wtl Ihrep enn, niidcinnera eiltiti, Inr lltp Irlnl ,il ilipep nlln. J ces, and the Lieut. Coveriiur, Major Gait is engaged its excellencies and defects. We copy his views nun morning luuigm, examining cases oi pent iur- (, comparative merits of tho two ilistru Politics are at a dead stand. Mr. Sevier nnd .Mr. Chtlord are here. At every corner of the town we hear they are to net with exceeding promptness and desoatch. nnd not allow the Mexicans n chance to take second breath; but notwithstanding Mr. Chtlord rent through a piece ol chemically prepared paper. Court hail slid i!vp . ' . i , was here a week, nud .Mr. Sevier two or three days, which is di-colored by the dccoiniKwition ol the chem M r I I .I . control, and then belore they thought proper tu lnlurni the .viexicnns ot ical ingredients in ine piper, producing n the object of their visit. To lie sure they hive had mark, us the circuit may be kept closeua mcnts : lljin s instrument is worked without the agency ol magnetism, ll is nn " Lleclro Chemical Telegraph :" the rharaeieisare formed by pa-sing the electric cur- From the Boston Daily Advertiser. Fr.OJt Mexico. The New Orleans Picayune of the 30th ult. brings us news of the arrival of the steam ships Augusta and Virginia, at New Orleans, on tho previons day. Mr. Trist and General Cadwaladcr came homo in the Virgin ia. General Scott was not expected immediate ly as has been heretofore stated but would probably remain until the conclusion of the pro ceedings of the Court of Inquiry, which might last three weeks longer. He was said to be in tine health. The Mexican " Star " thinks that tliere will bo no quorum at tho Congress of Queretaro. t here is nothing later Irom Chihuahua. The Free American remains of opinion that there is little prospect of peace. On the 19th it id : We announced, a few days ago, that we had conversed with a gentleman from Mexico, who was ol opinion that the members of Congress would not vote for the treaty as ratified at Wash ington. We have since seen two letters from influential men, one at Queretaro and the other at .Mexico, who coincide with the opinion of the gentleman inquestion. Another letter says that should the members of Congress violatethe con stitution of Mexico, by ceding nny part of the territory, the same members will have to ask the United States to leave a force of several thousand men to keep order in the Republic. The writer is of opinion that so soon as the Amcr can troops will embark for the United States tho Government will be overthrown, and that new causes for war will be given to the United States to the turbulent people of this country. We regret to learn that General Kearney haa been seriously ill at Vera Cruz: at the same time we rejoice that he was pronounced out of danger and convalescent at last accounts. GENERAL SCOTT. " Mustang," the correspondent of the New Orleans Delta, makes the following apt and ju dicious comment upon tire Court Martial in ses sion in Mexico : It is the general impression that the Court of Inquiry will gel through examining all the wit ne-scs here in the course of ten days or two week-, and will then adjourn to the United States. I wisli they were gone. You have no doubt read the proceedings with n great degree of interest; if you have not, I hope you will. The proceedings of tlie Court are well worth the study ami attention of all military and civil lawyers. The decisions of the court remind me of tlie story of a raw recruit, whom tlie drill ser geant could not make recollect his riglrt hand from his left. In order to strengthen trie mem ory of the recruit, the sergeant blacked one hand and told him that was the right band ; then taking hold of both, and turning them one over another in quick succession, asked the re cruit which was his right hand. - Why," re plied the fellow, " You have mlxeifthcm upso, that I cannot tell t'other from winch." So it is witli the Court they have got the decisions so mixed up that I do not believe they or any one else can tell what lias been the rule carried out any two days in succession, unless it is that Gen. Scott is always wrong, and the defence at ways right, let the question be what it maw If precedent were law, the decisions of this Court would support an attorney in argument on any side of any question whatever. One day Gen. Scott complains of the course of pro ceeding of one of his antagonists, and the Court says " it is a matter over which they have no control.' In the course of a few ,h,e ... plaint is made that Gen. Scott has done what the a dot, ur n V " 11 15 inarucaie ana highly . nil iininfr. i'iit n rum , I. ...... .1 . - Kreuicrur , ." psfi -., im wive tne mark: r asKs 01 unto: 1 nomas 11. otevenson, riditor o the '"; ''; " ' s ""'o' VT """- i-lc,,K.i. .. .....v. inun iu u nn,, me paper "ii i-nmw asm a witness Tor his on in ons rWiniviii Alii nltpriinfplw,tl, ,lpe!,t..,ll,. rnr "lent, but Mr. Clifford was too delicate towards Mr. must be interposed between the wires, or become a or tho reason for hisU.Mpfin ' Cincinna Alias, alternate-both decidedly for,Sevi,r , n 0Incinl communication with the part of the circuit, so that the current of electricity, in ql, ,i,n '. ' , by'c.f'n a certain matter : Llat. 1 ho Convention which made these ap- Mexican Government. Thus you will see tlnf'del- paing Irom one pole of the battery to the other, . un a nce decides he must state it, pointinents, adopted the following resolutions: 1 icacy" has more inlhienee with our extraordinary com- must pass through the paper; nnd lo enable this to bel ,n 'iveminucs after, Gen. Scott asks the witness n i j iri..i ..i.:t.i .11 nli. . .i.!-r.-.. mission man tne n-es ot several mnureiis ti our orave none, t ie uancr must De keot in a nioner state ot mm. i w u it w ero ins onimnna t -rtr..... following resolution : Itesolved. That holdinn to the nrincinles of non-iii- terfctenee with the rights of others in their fullest and broadest sense, we are opposed to restrictions of any and erery kind, cm the action of the people of any part ol this contederucy, os to the diui'itwn they may choose to make ol their rr.orr.r.TV in settling territory whiih may be acquired horn .Mexico, either by valor nnd blood of American citiens.lrnnt every part olimr common country, or by treaty; for we contend that Congress has no moral right to interpose obstacles to the settlement of such territory by nny portion of our people, wilh icViflfrr'i'ol their riiot'EaTV meaning their negro slavisj they nuiij see ft to carry there, nor to intcrfeie w tilt the institutions of such territory. The Troy Hudgct (Barnburner) comments on tho resolution very much as tho Whigs would, as follows : Is it not humiliating lo witness in this free state sucli subserviency lo the demands ol slavery, ns is indicated in the nbove resolution I Is it not base treachery to the right" of the freemen of the North, who have ex pended three fourths of the blupdand treasure sncnhc ...t in ..nrrvin,- nn dip vear. thus to aienifv otmrobotion (in the name ofdenioc racy ,too!)of the southern doctrine, which, carried out, would make tlie war out a success, ful agent in emending slavery nnd forever excluding Free Labor from the fertile Territories we nave con. quered ot Mexico I Will some respcctablo 1jcofoco paper in Vcr mont bo so good as to reply to theso questions of tho Hudgtll Now, don't all speak at once, gen tlemcn ! The nddress before the Adelnhlc Union. M the next vention will repose lull discretion in the delegates to be soldiers is this right i Hit, perhaps, ini gent email ture, ns the dry paper, being a non-conductor, would matter. Objections are nnde the Court i. splinted to represent this district iu the Whig Na. has taken n les-on front the vaian hero of San Jacn- insulate the wire.aud intercept the ; passage of the cur- cleared ! and, after somo fnrlJ m!,,i ...! I lionalConventiOT.ntl'hi rent, and prevent the decoinposuion hy. which the 1 , ""j "'".W minutes wise, next, it is declared to be an express condition of the 'hentton of hanging .Mr. '1 n't on it dog-wood tree, character is shown ; therefore the slightest inattention, '' ' ,, '. ,aml )eri l,oncst ? consultation, de- appointment of such delegate, that he is not to cast the ' d '"king (.en. Scott snnnie Irom the muster roll on the part ot the operator nt the receiving station,! culc that the mfiirsi may state the facts which led vote of this district for nny person ns the Whig candi-1 ol. '.'V"?' n,lJ therefore has only been coquetting might allow; his paper to get too dry ami hw the lues-, him to conclusions or opinions, but he must not datefor President or Vice President of the United ""' -Mexican umeniineiu ... me ,.u.,.u-: - saSr. .K... . , .e ,,.,:, ueu wei is a poor con state Wlia' those opinions were And r, !, V,.. been from lirst to last. I have endeavored to find out what system or rule has governed this Court in their decisions, but without effect; and I am sorry to say; that 1 look upon it as an anomaly in military-jurisprudence. However, the ev idencc and documents brought out in tho course of the trial, show most conclu sively the determined and deliberate effort on tlm part o tlie Administration to overthrow and break down General Scott to consign to infamy and disgraco the warrior chief, who has accom plished the most wonderful achievements record ed on the pages of American history and who has done all this, with the prejudices and influ ences of the government at home against him. and the political aspirants in his own canjp play Z,CZltf' if ." ,hcm- The, Privale .... .....,.,, luni-spuiiuence ol the Da States, who is not n known nnd assured opponent to i ' some mninmraiiu u .e., T..t, .,,. iui"., mum n; uc imncuou ni auwun the limber exlenslbnofslavery in the Unile.1 States. ' look very cn inly on the KTiie-it there is nny ndvan- paper placed ut the circuit at many stations. This The precise doctrine or Old Hunkerism. Kesolvcd, That in thus decfarhi" unqualified onnosi. tage gamed by it 1 do not think it is on our side the Air. U.iin oduuited. nnd said he should not attempt to tion to the the lurlher incorporatioVi of Slave territory, friends ol pence are getting less conlident every day. write to inure than one notion at the same tune. He The Albany District Convention appointed L'd- the iwrnicinus scheme of establishing the principle of n ''lit eight or ten days more may change the aspect ot would, therefore, lo-e, in hav in(- to repeat his message s o ., r. r. ''PI"""'" balance ofpower among the States uf this Uaion, this f-hmvery much. 1 think, mysell, .that ihe ihanccs tu each station on n hne.nll.and more thnnnll, the nd- Win Crnswcll, the editor or the Ars, and lead- Convention would be lar from desiring or intending lo m favor ol peace have not increased in the last eight vanuges he proposes liignm.m being able to transmit er of the Old Hunker faction, a delceate to the infringe upon any vested guarantees oT the Stales, t,ut or ten days-and if w e continue to talk, they will con- it message, when ready, in less tune than Morse can. er 01 the UM uunkt r laciion, a uc wgaie to tne tecohl,'a ,he 0 ,he w)loIe laion 1 imue to decrease- he impression has been mode at (K.iiu chums to transmit one thousand letter in one Iicofoco National Convention, and "defined their tect those Stales ol the Union in which slavery nl- Queretaro, that if the -Mexican Congress relucs to mniule.) He would also lack the ability, (which the nosition" on the Free Territory oucstion bv the r,,"dy exists to the full extent of nil their constitutional receive this treaty, they can negotiate on belter terms, Morse instrument possesses.) of sending his messages position on tin. rrn. i trniory ijirtsiiun uy mu r, ,,' ri!u .... , i and thev base their ooimous on the course ol our two out on auv number of brnnc h lines that mav be nunc h. ,.t,.....,,.lrp.arrafi,. I ,......:':..... ' ...i ....-,; 1 1,:.. ,,..,.. ... "ii.i ; " ..T" ' In the Nominatiiiir Convention. Mr. L'IIom-1 . c... .nn r ,i,nnni,i ;, ,imii,., Mel,. ,,.i, i,,,,.r n.i'n,nr. eC,,r"i,ie..,i ..!.. ,i tncdieu explicitly raid that Ins lirst choice was there woul 1 be n meeting of the Mexican Congress on to work it, than Morse's does, and, consequently, more the success of the Whig party, and that would 1 the S3ih mst., but now 1 hardly think it probable that expensive. The greater expense, ol the instruments, ho his object in all he should do at the Conven- w'" assemble before the 5th ol next mouth then 1 and their management, would prevent their use nnd tin,, a,.....on Li. ii, , -i.: . it, I do not think there is niiich doubt of its meeting. One the establishment of many lines where the business is imii. J men, Ins Itr.t cnoico was llenrj Jeason of their not assembling on the SSth is, that the small, but sufficient to warrant the erection oi aline Uay not Henry Clay, however, defeat staring present is a week ol idleness, feasting, and church go- using Morse's. him in the face, but Henry Clay with reasonable mg with them nnd it is utterly imjiossible to get ( All the objections that I hove named obove, exist m nrobahilitvnf suppose. !rtliprnnnnp,rp,lnn bpI. I Mexicans to do any iliine butemuv themse ves as best Run's Telceranh. nud would render it unable to com- terests, ond all duty to themselves nr their country, for transmit its 1,000 letters in n inuiute, ns is represented, the purpose olidling nud least ing, on the days estab- but it has other objections, Tlie nies.-age to be sent hshed by the Church tor this purpose. Cuuugh ineni- through! this Telegraph, must lirst be represented on probability of .Mr. Clay's success, when ho should reach the Convention, ho would go next loruie most available true Wing. Mr, L'Hominedieii was elected on the second ballot by the following vote: for S. S. L'Honi luedien (Clay) 51; for N. G. Pendleton (Taylor) 23; for Judgo Burnet fMcIan) 13. Scattering, 3. Mr. Stevenson, who is one of tlio firmest Clay men at the West, was likewiso chosen al ternate on the second ballot by a vote of 3'J lo 33 for S. M. Hart A'. 1'. Kxpress. A Great Citv. Mr. Walsh, in one of his letters from France, lo the National Intelligen cer, states that iu China tlio principal silk mar ket is Sou Tchoii, a city ol tho interior, the largest perhaps in the world; for Pekin has but four millions, while, if we may credit Mr. lied de, who visited it, Sou Tchou has a population of five millions within its walls, and ten millions within a radius of four leagues around. Situ ated on the great imperial canal it has ten thou sand bridges. Sinco 1718, when tho missiona ries nuitted it. no individual, until Mr lleihle OiiiitiiemwiiijntofWiW get Ingress. He did so, ilis- ed by lion, (.corge P. Marsh, ol Hurhngton, t j I . . .,.,.,.,' , f.,,in,k. j p .. linn tne oration heiore the, il'imm ny lion, jonn , ay . - 1 ... - - .. . Pvl,r Worc-ncr. I hers have already gone from lliisState nnd puebla,to a Mrip ol paper, (similar to that used in Morse's in fill the vnenncies in the quorum nl Congress, but. ns I . sininieni.v in lio e nunehed throuah the naner. lorm- mu oriole, i i u inn iniiiK iney wut meet. jnK the combination ul dots and hues w iiicu represent i'uiii'k uc uaj iiiia euy uas oeeiiuie witn ine rumor that a courier extraordinary had arrived, Irom the in terior, wilh Ihe news that llustaniente hnd pronounc ed, in one of the northern States, nguinst the Govern ment, at Queretaro, and that lluslaiiiente with 7000, nnd Pnredes with WOO men were on their inarch to overthrow the, (iovermnent. 1 have endeavored to trace it to some reliable source, but hav e not been able to do so. A Prodiov ! ! A handsome heifer calf, belongin, to .vtr, ui-okge vv. iiou, ol liiiillonl, Vt., weigh f. when it lirst saw the light ol this wicked wunf Ihe' nun uit.,1 one tifxiiRED axp twenty rouxro. Ueat this who con. Mny the 8th. 1818. We challenge the State, in IPs behalf, To produce oi large nnd hue a calf. Lrattltloio Phoenix. The Kditor of the Phanix has been at Wash ington, a portion of the past winter, and we will lay a 6mall wager he can give account of a the letters in the message. This process uf puncliin; the characters throuuli the trailer. Mr. liain says, ran be done by on expcit hand at the rate ol taper minute w Inch is not half so last as the message itsell could lie sent direct tlmtupli Motse's Telecrniih. Another formidable objection to it, is, that there is no means by w jiich the operator's ottrmion could be called at the receiving station, and Mr. Haiti Proposes to obviate ibis ditlieultv bv arratlizinu to send his luessaees to the dillercnl offices nt a spccihed tune fixed by " General Order ;" and if any thing should happen to prevent the operator frum lietng nt his post, ot the specified time, he would not receive his messages, ond ll he receives! the message just nt the close ot his tune, nnd louud some error in it that called fur explanation, he could not call for an explanation, ns thai would be nn en. croachmeut on the time of the next ollice, nnd would throw his operations into pi; nnd again, if the clock in the transmitting ollice should happen lo vary live or ten minutes Irom the clock in the receiving ollice, it would disjoint the whole plan, nnd they would have occnsion to use .Morses telegraph to orrnng ters. partments.at Washington, have been, ransacked and every paper that could bo brought to bear . ,u uie uetoncc, in hones to influence ihe decisions; private corresnSn deuce to the military bureaus, wr itln at a tTmo p 'fp'i,'!'!"18' ,0 forward regular 0ffi -.. vuHiiiiiiiiiraiHins I mm rmr. Is L ht' " drift's namos of the officers, sent to the defenci.in lie,. ttiat it would egtaplt to arrange mot Now we w ill see how this plan would work practi ten Wp SCD$A ?f I ""d writ, ?p r r l",bhc?lir. lhat it was the prac t co i of officers to write letters for publication, or unit it was tne practice of officers to write letters, in order hat they would find their way into the Hut the Administration have made a great mi., take. When they aimed at the object of their cafibro y Cd UU willt0OrniJl i At a concert for the distressed poor at Stent, bridge, at the concluison of the tone "There's a K". nine coming boys," a min .k -..u f -it .- .'- -ll ( hit eatu di calf, there, at least a bigger (ban .hi, emy j eTC, Si n M " T . "A .Vi!?1! 1 I hi'.h is to have 0 stniMisbinicn Ncw-Yoik and" date, could you J"' ' '