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2We have received no Eastern
mail since Saturday last. Our columns
are consequently barren ', of news this
week. We shall next week, assume our
wonted size and complexion. " '
The Mississippi is now free from ice
and boats are again upon the tide. We
learn that some three or four steamers
landed at Louisiana on Wednesday last," .
well freighted for that place and the nj
river towns.. We may safely calculate
that business of all kinds will now re- .
vive. All energy and activity seems to
have been totally congealed, during our
long winter, in consequence of the shut- "
ting up of our great channel of commu
nication, the Mississippi.
We received some time since a com
munication purporting to be an outline
of the Ashley debate, upon (he "temper'.'
ance question, but we thought it inexpe
dient to lay it before our readers, as wo
' bad some assurance that the parties
themselves would furnish a more copi
ous abstract of their arguments. : In this
however our expectations, as yet have
been but partially realized. Aware of
the deep interest which is felt in relation -
'to this subject, we feel confident that a
Urge portion of our readers would be'
highly gratified with an opportunity of
examining the arguments that were ad-
duced, on that occasion, for and against '
the Washingtonian cause. And we still t
indulge a hope that MA of the disputants
will furnish us with a synopsis of the
same. But a small portion of the
community was able to listen to the de-j
bete. If that portion were instructed
or edified, this instruction and edifica-'" Josey' al the Court of Louis , Phillip
tion, could be greatly extended through , pe--not the stntely diplomat nt.d
the agency of the press. Will our friend ;
of the opposition favor us with his notes ;
and comments. -- ' ;
We had another fall of snow on Sun
day last, to the depth of some 15 or 1G in
ches it however turned quite warm on
Monday and swept it away in a hurry.
But oh, the mud. we will bet our old
bat that we can beat any town in any f to Vote for nj,n. In view of his par
country, in the article of maud, six inch- ' lid pat ion in the Cilley matter, -Mr.
es. trood measure. r Wrisht vouhl not svrport him. 'This
. The St. Louis Gazette says: "After
one of the longest, coldest and d'dlest
winters that the trade of St. Louis has
ever known, there are now some symp-f -' .''. '
toms of reviving business. The heavy - HorbidOccubesce. A most ilood
rainsof the last two days.-the arrival tragedy took place recently a Al
and departure of steamboats-the loading lapha, Hdton county. Florid.. A
, , . . , ... r l stave, the property of Mr. Deas,
and discharging of cargoes, and the am. i. b 'fie,(,' at nrU(;k
al of some few country merchants, look a the son 0f,he latterthe moth-
a little more like old times. The Borea, er of the lad ran to his rescue, upon
-baa left to-day for the upper Mississippi, ' whom the slave ; immediately turned
the John Aull leaves to-morrow for the and beat her shockingly; but not sat-
Missouri-and the Illinois is alsoooen.
and the prospect on this, the last day of
March, is really favorable for a resump
tion of business. - Some of our dealers
encourage themselves in the belief that
the spring business of the city will
prove much heavier than has been anti
cipated." .: J e .
The argument in the Somers case, be
ibre Judge Bctts of the United States
Circuit Court, to trv whether this imnor-
tant matter shall ba broupht before a day nijtht, wa this afternoon sentenc
grand jury, still continues, d i, likely vi t0 h State pnson for 7 years and
to last several days longer. The inter
est daily increases, and the court-room
is daily thronged.
' The following is the enumeration of
the inhabitants of St. Louis, by the cen
sus just completed: White males, 13,770;
white females, 11,726; coloured males,
(free,) 254; coloured females, (free,)
431; male slaves, 931; female slaves,
1,249. ; Total of white population, 25,-;
496; of coloured, 2,865 making the ag
gregate of 28,361 a snug little city for
a new country. :
James M. Porter, of Pennsylvania,'
. hat . been appointed by the President ,
Secretary of - War, in the place of John "
C. Spencer. ? ' v
Gor. Fairfield of Maine,, has , been
elected to the Senate of the U. Stales, in
the place of R. Williams, resigned. , .
The Supreme Court of this State will
beheld hereafter at Jefferson City, on
th.e first Mondays of July and the second
Mondays of January of each year. . .The
Clerk will be appointed by the court and
will hold his office for . the term of six
It is put forth, now, that, soon after
Mr. Webster retires from the State
Department,' wh'ch will be ia thtee
or four weekMt is said he is to be
brought out into the field ss a candi
date for Presi tent, and intrigues for
that purpose are already on foot. It ,
is thought, so we see is stated, that a
mereiuent to ihe effect will be made
jn Pennsylvania.' TJut it is thought
that such a sep will injure Air. Clay.
PravTwhat good can it do Mr. Web
ster's very particular friend, John
Tyleit There's the rub. Met. Gaz.
1 The New York Statesmnn, n Lot'
co Foco paper, with Mr. Van Buren
for President, at mast head, says:
'The President himself, whatever
his motives, is . a weak, vacillating,
timid, inexperienced man, without
the staunch vigor necessity to con
trol so many jarring elements.' He
is not equal to the crisis. John Ty
ler might have answered for a time .?'
perfect peace and prosperity, when
nothing was wanting from' the Exe
cutive but bis sien. manual to edicts
-.f atnta Knt fio fntnllir unfit ir A
period ofaJ,jtiltloIlt tumut al, joubt.d
Whn tlw demons of the tompwt r.
Skill shoald conduct th nl o'er tie wire."
John Tyler has capacities only for
lair weather. '
The same paper makes a statement
for a fact we have not before seen, in
regard to Mr. Wise's rejection. Af
ter exuliin at his defeat, and saying
thai "he would play the 4b!ustiring '
unon some slisrht provocation would
give the polished Court of St. Cloud a
brilliant specimen of the bear garden
flourishes with which he hat so often (
amused Congress and the country! it
: remarks, he is in no respect fitting or.
-. deserving of so hii:b and responsible
: a place, and we should exult at his re-
jection. - But most of all we . rejoice
at Mr. wriiiht s reasons lor relusmg
is a most deserved rebuke and is like
our distinguished Senator." !
We had not before heard that Air.
- :; Wright cave this reason. AlexiGaZ.
:sed win this Der.dis.i work, re setz-
ed a little girl, five. rears old, who
had, followed its parent, and cut her
throat, she Weeding to dentil on the
spot. Mrs. Deas, it ia also stated, can
hot recover. -The slave was nppre
bended, and lodged in jail in Tulla
basse. : ' . -
i ' A Fa MILT OV CoUJITERre:TKKS.-T
Alary Sheppard who has been ; found
guilty of counterfeiting in the Court
of sessions, at a late hour on ftlon-
line month. Ihe prisoner, is about
CO years old. and the mother of a nu
merous family, the greater number of
whom, and also both their parents
are now in different State prisons, or
sentenced to be sent there. '
; About one hour before tho mother
was sentenced in the Court of Ses
sions, her son James Sheppard was,
" for a similar offence, sentenced by the
. Vi S.' Court to be imprisoned in the
State prison for five ' years. Her
daughter was sentenced to the State
, prison by the Court of Sessions about
' u week back. ' Her husband, is in the
State prison of Ohio, one of her sons
' in the State prison of New Jersey, '
another in the State prison at Sing
bing. and a third will leave this city
for the same place, accompanied by
hit mother to a day or two. All those
bare been convicted of similar offen-
ce, counterfeiting. N.:'.y. Journal
of Commerce. .
llr. Editor: I send you an offset to
a doggesal verse which was - recently
read on a public occasion, and intended
as a berlesque on those friends of benev-'
lence who are piously labouring to do
away that most fruitful source of human
suffering,' wickedness and crime, dram
drinking. 'v,- fyt Tie-totai'-
.''..'. T SAM HICCUP. " V-'-'.
Liquid spark of hellish flame,
Enter quick this thirsty frame;
. Swear ng, fighting, staggering, belching,
OA, ihe pious fun of drinking.
Haste, sweet whiskey down my throat, "
Nor let me languish fur a bloat. i -. '
Hark! they whisper ti piers say
Whiskey spirits, conte this way. , :'
, What is this upsets me quite
Makes me silly fee) like fight; I
Drowns my reason,
ives me spunk
Tell me, my bowl tan I be drunk ?
The room turns roi nd each thing ap-.
Wrong end up ana my ears .
Queer sounds satatic catch. . . ,
Haste quick, with hlp-rl reel, I die :
Now, rum, here Lr thy victory
Oh ! Grog, where U thy match.
April 8, 1843.
Comma.nder Maceknzik. Opinion
of Chancellor Keni. In consequence
of the attempts ir.iking in N. York
to bring the caie ' of - Commander
Mackenzie before the civil tribunals,
the opinion of the tenerable Ex-Chancellor
Kent has been solicited in r-.
frence to the jurisdiction of U. S.
Courts. He bai complied with the
request, and the following is his o
pinion: ' ',' - -
1. The crimes and offences com
mitted on the high seas by a person
in the actual service of the United
Stales, on board one of their vessels
of war, and duly commissioned, and,
claiming to act under that authority,
nie not cognizall? under the jurisdic
tion of the rourts of the United States.
The fitting and peculiar cognizance
of such crimes and otTences is in the
Naval Court Martial, instituted un
der the act of Congress, ofApri! 23d,
1800, which created a Naval Code of
-Martial law, for trial and punishment
of crimes and oJTehcer commlrmriir
the Naval service of the U. States.
2. But if the federal civil courts
be admitted to have concurrent juris
diction in the case of such officers;
yet they lose their jurisdiction, if a
Naval court martial had. previously
taken cognizance of the charge. In
the case of concurrent jurisdiction
under the same Government, juris
diction attaches exclusively to the
one that first assumes cognizance of
the case for no mai can ba tried at
lhes;ime time in tv0 jurisdictions.
It would be equallyi unjust a( ab
surd. ' If he be ncqtj
itt"d by aVS
Court Martial, thai
be a good tar to an: indictment and
trial for the same ollence; tor no per
son (says that the constitution of the
Lnited States,) shall be "subject lot
the same offence, U be twice put in
jeopardy of life orllimb.. If he la
on trial before a Naval court martial;
that fact would constitute a good:
plea in abatemenl of any criminnl!
- prosecution instituted in a National!
Civil Court of criminal jurisdiction:
for the same offeree. ? , i
Professor Sillnan is reported, to t
have stated, du In e a recent lecture!
in Boston, that ia the course of a few
years it would fce as common a thing
to see persons one hundred years of
age, as it is novf io see those of 75
years: and (Improbable result in fa
vorof long life he attributed to the
temperance mtvement of the present
day. Ocean .
rBtJNKR Monument. Some
one who hal made the calculation,
, states that 1 the Bunker Hill Monu
ment, althodjh 220 feet high, is 320
feet below the level oi the cross on
St. Peter1 at Home; 140 lower than
the cross on St Paul's at london; and '.
135 less uan'the Pantheon at Paris.'
It is 18 foet higher .than the Monu
mens in LoDdon; 80 feet higher than
the coluin of the Place Vendome at
.Paris; 5 feet higher than the Wash-;
ington nonument at Baltimore; -100
,. feet hirf.er than Pompey's Pillar at
Alexarflria; and 80 feet higher than
Trojarfs Pillar at Rome.
China. Tiie New York Commer
cial Advertiser has an interesing let-;
ter from a mercantile house in -Can-ton,
from which we learn that Com-
1 V ,
III OG ore Aeamv. rnmmnnilino in fht
;CI iinese Governor,' asking that the :
American trade with CUina mi'ht be
placed on the same footing with the i
. British.."; The answer was very satis-
(antrtrv ftrtj pl.t.. f U 4 '
' resentations will be made to the Em
peror. . i hejhinese uovetnor states
ihat the Emperor is aware as he. the'
Governor, is also, thnt the American-
i i ...
inercii.in iniivprwpn niiir inntiui.
eu ana more ooser van t ot the Jaws -
therefore be is well disposed t6 pav
attention to the communication made
to him. He then informs the Com-"
mooore that as soon ns the hign com
missioners and Sir II. Pottinger ar
rive there and Imve arranged regard
ing the British trade, he, the Govern-'
or, together with the Lieut Governor ;
A ..- ip I :ti I.
TtPff lta n Mnr.oanlflt'tAn t tltA TTm
peror reparoing me Amerit ou n.-iac--and
that its interests will be attend-
ded to. - ' - ' -' ; ;'. ' 'V
Tn Stop Iti vrmwn. A few daVS
ffo. a valnable carriage hone of mine.
took sudden! v ill on a tourney. A .'
professed farrier in the village in,
: which I was compelled to stop.advis-
ed blpedins in the mouth, which was'
done accordingly. But unfortunate
ly, after the animal bled mor than a .
gallon.it was found impossible to stop
the blood. We all thought the hore
wou'd Weed himself to death. At
this crisis, a fanner happened to pass .
L . nn.l Ji.BMla.l . Mn ! fl II.'. f llf, llf '
J I I r
the fresh excrement ot tho sa me.
Amiill portion of this was inimpdv
Btelv held on ihe wound made bv the'
farrier's instrument, and in two min
utes the blood was completely stop- -
ped. I have tried this simple tiioupri
not very pleasant remedy," several
times since in Similar cases, snd with
the same remarkable success. Alb.
Cultivator.. ; J. II.Yooc. x
The sponger of New York have
hit on a new scheme of laying their
C.. A, AAniriltntinn nrifl nnf.
ev wav creditable to their inge-
nuiiT. . I hey protess luuaen ct-nver-sion
lo Milieiism, and their disinte
rested efforts to persuade their friends
I ' .A l.'m. ..WIdT -Unit i:
might as weil be spent now, are sur
passingly pious, fwseems to 09 that
the woiid ceuld noNiore get along
without some humbugery. than the
jaw bone of a whale now exhibiting -in
Ch:ir1re street cimld be made use
ful in tobaeco chewinir. It is all right,
however; for. while the world is so
anxious for humbug, many a, poor
devil who has genius enough to prac
tice it ran get a living, who would -
o'Jierwise have full pnvilice from the
world to starve. Vive la htimhug! .
The world must be amused. Pic.
. Pleasing ever Boot. We have
never known of a. printer ol a news
paper, who has succeeded in pleasing
every body. Every body, (by whom,
of coarse, is meant patrons.) except
that the printer will give a certain
I i .i :..t .
toneio nis coiumus ior -ma speci.u
pleasure of the readers. We miaht
furnish an arrav of recipes half a doz
en yards long, for turning out a pnper
to suit every body, from certain hints
i. l. ; j t k :
wll Cll we llilB reccivru iiuiiiouirai.ii-.
bers. rutting this ana that tocemer,
and making a careful calculation of
the trouble and expense of pleasing
every body, we believe we are very
nigh the truth in estimating that it
would be necessary for us to publish
a paper large enough to patui oneU
ephant; and to employ a cash capital
of some fifty or sixty thousand doil irs
, to look the "thing in'the face. If those
: friends of ours who are anxious that
weahould please every body will
put in our hands, in good currency,
tho above mentioned sum, we will un-
aenaKe immeoiaieiy, me iusr im pieas
" ing every body, despite all the wis
dom involved in the fable "of the
man, the boy and the ass." . If our
friends expect much : from us pray
U'Viftt tisrm 4 Vi arA in tia n ctr
kui iff ,a t . fit w f
little from them. Flushing JoornaL
TCrtT l.n A Tjtirnll rtrinlar ra
quests one of the Millerite preachers
to "call and settle" forth priaticT of
some second advent hymns before
he goe$ up. He says, "We eta go
before sj roagistrata and wir Cat
' we believe he tntaufotokaTeths t.rte.