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To the lUilar if ihd Hurlingon Free Press
Sin : A stranger who has spent n short time
in your buatitiful and nourishing town, cannot
do justicu to his own feelings, without tittctnpt
ing a slight description of one of the most striking
and commanding views which our country af
ford;?. Wending the elevated dome of the centre
building of the University of Vermont, (over
the apartments of more than one hundred young
and and ardent (lieon Mountain Boys, who, with
an untiring winjr, are rising to professional and
political eminence, under the guidance of their
eloquent and accomplished President; their pro
found and unambitious Ex-l'rcsidont, the mod.
csty of whose character, in resigning sodistin.
guisdiod a station, serves but to adorn the
strength of his mind ; and, us 1 a n told, by the
other able member!) of the Faculty of the Col
lege,) you look around and beneath you upon a
scene of surpassing beauty, grandeur and extent.
Casting your eye easterly, over the rich val.
ley of the Wmooski, it rests upon the high range
of the Green Mountains, which stretch in an
unbroken line to t tic south, and terminate only
with the southern boundary of New England
the Long Ul.mil Sound.
Looking still farther to the east, by the aid of
the imagination, you cross the beautiful vallev of
the upper Connecticut, and rtriko the highest
pinnacle of the White Mountains, whose sum
mit, crowned with everlasting snow, towers
seven thousand leet above the celebrated gorge
at the base.
tStill farther, in a northeastern direction, run
the highlands which divide the waters that run
into the A'hintic from those which run into the
St. Lawrence, and ought, long since, to have
been the acknowledged boundary between
Maine and Lower Canada.
Farther still, in the same direction, lies Que
bee, the Gibraltcr of America, with its impene
trable wall and martello towers, which form the
defences of the city on the side of the renown
ed plains of Abraham, where once lay entombed
in common earth, the remains of the gallant
Montcalm, the indomitable Wolf, the brave and
V'c M v.'.i inery, three distinguished generals
or -i.r-'o ddlbiotit nations, who contended, at
(1 ,Z on: periods, for the possession of the pre
c . cms loi'ks winch form the everlasting foun
l mns ol the ci'y.
From the high walls of the Upper Town, or
the l'.ains of Abraham, yi.u look down several
bundled feet into the deep bed of the St. Law
rence, which di.-embugiios the surplus waters of
our mighty inland seas, or interminable chain of
In revie wing the motives and effects of the
first of these battles, fought, as they were, to
aggrandize foicign governments, and not to ame
liorate the condition of the inhabitants of the
soil, and benefit their posterity, the human mind
cannot consider them in any other aspect than
that of revulsion or horror and their military
glory, however great at the time, as a bubble
that must vanish upon the first burst of national
How abortive has been the attempt at union.
The Canadian Frenchman still smokes his pipe,
and drives his carriole around his farm or native
village, with no other emotion than of indilFer-
enco for his more enterprising Anglo-Saxon
neighbors of the upper province, who impel
the rapid ami rich freighted steam boats through
the vast extent of our western waters.
Leaving, however, this real scene, but imagi
nary view, the spectator turns his eye from the
dome, about a mile westward, through three
broad avenues, down the gentle slope to the
lake either side of them bordered by extensive
gardens and substantial and tasteful edifices
the inhabitants of which open their hospitable
doors alike to the fellow-citizen and the stianger.
Three beautiful churches, at convenient distan
ces from the central square of the town, varie
gate the scene, rendered still more interesting
by the variety of sect, the full attendance of the
religious and moral audiences of their particu
lar community, and the able and often eloquent
discourses of their pastors.
Southwesterly, and about half way to the
lake, stand the extensive edifices of Bishop
Hopkins' Episcopal Institute, which are built in
i; s'y'c of rare taste and architectural truth, and
bo, . y.
Over the lake, in a southwesterly direction,
are reen Crown Point, Ticonderoga, the most
vc'iCiib e of the ruins of our young and enter
pr s r,g countiy, to the reduction of which,
tun ty years before the revolutionary war, a
M..-s clniBCtts General marched the colonial
artillery of his native statu over the Blnnford
stops, or mountain of rocks, as formidable as the
celebiatcd passage of the Symplon by Bonaparte.
Years afterwards, a citizen of this young Green
Mountain State, with a small number of the
Green Mountain Boys, successfully summoned
the surrender of tbefe ancient fortresses " ii
the name if the great Jchoiah, ami if the conti
nentnl Cong riff."
Opposite Burlington, and over the lake, lie
the successive ranges, towering one above an
oilier, oi uioso mountain!) which, running in a
oulherly diiection from the line of Canada
pass l'lattsburg and Port Kent, and form the high
peak of Mount Defiance, in rear of the fortress
last mentioned, upon the top of which, durin
tho revolution, Britibli cannon were with almost
incredible hdior drawn up and so placed as to
look down into the foi tress and command the
garrison. Still farther south, they form tho ran
ges of the Katskill mountains, one spur of which,
in somo roiuolo age, seeing to have madu an ef
fort to obstruct the pastage of the Hudson river,
but for other ages since, has uufi'urod the river
to pass unobstructed through their parallel high
l uiu tu West Point. Tho other branches aro
h'j.i cd to form tho long clnin of Alleghany
,. "ins, which, running down, through the
' , Pennsylvania, Virginia and Tennesson,
t nib the corner of Georgia, ami, entering Ah.
b ip, 'urmiuaio near itt centre, at tho town o
But to return to tho view which we have left
r d vh ch is all Immediately within the scope
of the eye. From the Burlington Bay toPlatts
burgh, a distauco of eighteen or twenty miles,
tho lake, in a still day, lies hko tho smooth stir
faco of a mirror, and, in many placer, as clearly
rellects the objects presented to its face. In a
clear sun. like morning, such as that which wo
were contemplating, sometimes tho atinosphoro
above tho lake is illuminated rather than ob
sciired by tho little coruscations of fro8t or
flala-tf which successively fall and disappear in
thu waters of tho lake, painfully reminding the
observer of tho liriofdabtiny of inan;or,as Burns
,:o exquisitely expresses it, in relation to another
" r ;Uo n snow-drop on iho river,
i 'ts a moment, f.
.Hid then is lost forevur." '
But vastly more touching to tho patriotic
heart, must have been tho view of tho harbor
ind beautiful bay of Plattsburgli, when, on tho
llthof September, 1814, the llrilish fleet were
seen rounding Cumberland Mead, to commence
thoir attack upon tho American sqtia'rou then
lying at anchor in tho Cumberland Bay, nlmost
two tnilca from shore. Bravo as they might have
been, their hearts must have palpitated for tho
fate of thoir wives, their daughters, and posses
sions, dependant upon the issue of a contest
with a stronger force, whose watch-word, liko
that of New Orleans, was " beauty and booty."
If there bo a moment of supremo agony, it is
when your all that is dear is at stake. You seo
it all your soul is in it; but your own right
arm cannot reach it. The action, which com
menccd in a prayer to tho God of battles, by the
devout and brave Mc Donough, in presence of
his assembled crews, though long and bloody
terminated in shouts of victory to the brave and
generous commander and their country, from the
devoted sailors, who had themselves homo so
conspicuous a part in the dangers of the contest
Thus terminated, (wo trust in Heaven) forever,
the maritime power of England in the waters of
our beloved country. What might, or rather
what must have been the patriotic exultation of
the people of Burlington, who had watched with
such intense anxiety, every movement and posi
tion of the contending fleets, when they beheld
the far-famed llag of England strike to an infe
rior force. To describe such emotions were
impossible. Americans, ye feel it in your hearts!
A battle so impcrtant in itd con.-eqiionccs, and
no gallantly fought, is often attended or com
memoratcd by some striking incident, which, to
the sailor, often superstitious, lool s dest ny,
and cheers him in the fight. To the christian,
it is a protecting providence, and elevates him
in the darkest hour. The story of tl u rock fly.
ing to the riggingduring the battle, and crowing
luring tho whole action, with its effect upon
the sailors, seems to bo as well avouched as
any other fact of that day.
It does not come within the design or scope
of this communication, to describe the battle on
land, in and around Pittsburgh. It is sufficient
to remind tho reader that Sir George Provost,
who had been for several days tkirniishing on
the north side of the Saranac without success,
with his fourteen thousand troopr, (regulars)
against the small regular force of filteen hundred
men, aided by such of the militia of Vermont
and New York as could arrive in season ; com
inoiiccd a regular bombardment of tho mud fort
which our troops had suddenly thrown up on tho
heights below the river, rather as a breast work
than a fortress. Upon seeing the result of the
battle on the .lake, ho ordered a precipitate re
treat to Montreal. Such was tho closeness of
the pursuit by the Americans, that he waa com
pelled to leave many of his gallant officers', (Col.
Wellington among the rest,) unburied upon the
Held, within a mile or two of the village.
Surely the fate of Burguoync and Provost
ought to be stitHc.cnt to expol that maggot from
the brains of the Brit.sh Cabinet, which makes
them believe that to divide is to conquer. An
American minister might assent to a less contro
verted, but to thoni more mortifying proposition,
that, an unsuccessful cflbrt to divide, is of itself
a defeat. To divide our united country through
lake Champlain and the Hudson river, has long
been an object of legislative diplomacy, or war,
on the part of England ; but can there be now
in England, men so blinded and so infatuated as
oven to hope that, when with only thre millions
of inhabitants, we conquered our liberties from
the mother country, fifteen millions of Ameri
can citizens can tit supinely by, and, with cow
ardicc or treachery, or both, suffer these ines
timable liberties to be reconquered by the same
power from which we won them?
But lest I should wander too far from the sub-
ject and fatigue your readerr, let us consider, in
contemplating the view so inagniticent from the
dome, if the demon tempter should oflbr all the
confederated states within his view to any mere
man, upon the condition that ho should fall down
and worship the giver, alas! ho might accept;
for he to whom this oiler would be made, is but
a mere man : yet an accur ing conscience would
whisper to him, how immeasurably, with all his
now powers, he fell below that glorious Being,
who refused all the kingdoms of the earth, and
went about doing good toothers.
l'roin the Rochester Democrat.
OUR HOURS OF PERIL AND TERROR RES
CUE FROM THIC BRINK OF THE CATA
Wo have beard of mnnv " awful ultuminns" and
"Providential rescues," but never of a situalioii ninn-
ti uly awful than that which wo aro about to describe
nor of a rescue more, strikingly Provider ttal.. Mr.
Kidd. one of th bauds cimdovt d in the llourimr mill
of Avery & Tburbcr, just nbo'vu tho Middle Fnlls of
tlieueiiesec, m the ninth pnrt of this city, (Cai tinge,)
nftcr dark, n few ivcniims since, took tho skill' hn-
longing to the mill, nnd without communicating his
design to tiny one, attempted to cross tho river. For
till-imr pose oi nmiroviiiL' the writer minor nt thai
point, a dam has been thrown across n low feet above
the niiilillo catnrnct, and at low water tho current for
ome uietnnco above tlio dam, is slight. When th
water is high, however, a ttroiiii currmt sits over th,
dam through in whole length, and then none but a
person accustomed to mnnare n bont, enn push ono
across. The river win very high on the evenin-in
mas io-j. To add lo the diilkultv. Mr. Kidd h-ul lit.
e cxperieucem dm use of oars, and when nbnmhrdf
way across, In- lust command of the bom, ami found
to hi honor that he wisrnpidly drit'tina with the cur
rent, which ho ci.nld not doubt would tweep him
Tliednm ns we Imu remarked, is a few feet abovo
tbo Middle Fulls, the perpendicular descent of which
is twcntvlivofcd. A few rods further down, are tho
I.owi r Fulls, with n perpendicular descent of eighty
four feet. Between tbo dam an I tho middle Falls, ns
well in between t!iotvo enlaincls, tbo current is ex
co diili-dy rapid and rough, Once, over the dam.
therefore, h:s.destni'-iion was senlid t for even should
his frail bark survive llu-plunceover tho dam n- d tho
dc-iet-nt ol tho Middle I-nils mid live through tho in
tervening rimiils nnd rocks to tho brink of tho Lower
Fulls, it imiiIiI not, nor could tho strongest ve scllhnt
ever floated, survive the awful nlunpcof eii'htv-four
feet down that tremendous cntarnct. Mr. Kidd wa
pcrf-cily acquainta! with the localities, nnd fully
nwaro of tho awful peril of his fitiruimi, In thu
daikni-ss oflho nit'hl, them wns no eye s ivo the cyo
of Him to whom the niidnitdii is ns nwuhv. that
emit sen, nnd no hand save Hisv that could save him ;
nnd n speedy nml terrible death -ee nod inevitable.
But that oye did s-e nnd that hand was stretched out
lo save, nnd cuidd his littln vessel to a point of tbo
ilam fonipwli-it hkdier than Iho rests vvhero nfter
s'lootincr ncarlv halfway vie-, it c ruled and 'finally
stilt ; rati. Hut ihn lerro-s f bin situation were even
ir w but slit'htlv nlloviated. Tho nvcr hnd been ris
in" for so-iio days, and he In ' reason lo suppose, wns
sfllrisine. Ilisboat roeked hv Iho pu-rot vvb c'i
was s'vecping under nnd arum 1 it. nssurimj Mm bow
evenly nlnnerditwns upon its pivnti how slight nn
nddilioiitil force w u!il bo sufTu-ient lo iletrov it
eqiupoiw, nnd how small a rise of tho vvntcr would bo
sufficient lo lift it oil", A wave raised hv a mist of
wind even, or tho enst nf wind itse'f ink-lit throw it
r-nni it Uahnee, nnd eniuit-n it nnd him to tho terri
blo desirtieiion over which ilicy wen suspended ns bv
n sintdi'lntr ! Before nnd behind mvl around liim
werolhntnnil vvnters of the swollen Oenrsee, pbmn.
inpby suprrssivn 'rnps ntnonc tbo ernos n-'d dovvri
tbo rntnraetHinto thoilark, ya-.vnint( chasm below tho
Lower Fnlls. nverh ng with their rlmid of spray
which even then fell upon hhn, nml Fending up their
sltinnintr nnil lerri"c roar, ns if xpr.ruh'nir the pall
nnd sour-diner tho reouitim of iI-ct intended victim 1
How small nppeared bis chance of ( soupe I Hut
" Hope springs eternal in iho human breast."
and its fountains wcro notennrenb d in tbo bosom of
nun who men most needed its I'l tual induence even
hv tho terrors which surroundod him "for tho four
hours dining vvhieh his flnnl rescue wns delayed,"
He commenced shouting for hi-lpj nnd ill uih no
voiec answcrisl him from the shore, anil though tho
rnarnftho waters almost drowned his own, hecon
untied it. restinrr at intervals to gniher sttonirth lo
jrivo moro energy In his slinius, for about thron hours :
a tin end cf vshivl), tlio Muslcr Miller taking his
rounds about the mil, about ten o'clock, to see If nil
wis iijiit Uciutu Killing lor tnu instil, Hoard oner ol
us cries, no sit p poscu uiai u vvnsirom soinu person
i tho opposite ibo river, and was nt first disposed to
i9n imnl It. Ho heard Uiu voicuounin. nnd llimkini'
thai it sounded like n cry of distress, determined to
c. 0.13 over nml ftllbrd vvhnl relief might bo in bis pow
er, lie rnn uovvn lor ins uoat nnu finding it gone ami
the cries being confined, lie icttirncd la llu null nml
rallied hid bauds. It was then found that Mr. Kidd
was missing, mid tho truth rcsncctniL' him was ni
once conjectured. On going down to tliobalik of the
river, one ol the party nfter a vvii :o Uncovered a dark
pot on tiiccdgoui miiam, nut no uo tut now c
mill d rcsiiu.iiitii Kidd's situation. To rescue lino
from it. if it was tosihlc. was now th i oMc t. Sonu
i mc was spent in trying to construct a nut nut us
in attempt to bring bun ofl'bv n craft so untiniinge
a'llc, would bo attended with vastly more danger to
Uioso making it, than chances of dclivrnnco .to him,
I he project was abandoned. One of the pally now
volunteered nil attempt which his courage inm'lo suc
cessful. Willi n long nolo in his ImiuK and vvilh n
long ropo undo fist to his holy, which his comrades
were to ''payout" ns t ic plinisa is, ns ho advanced,
Mini with which ha w:i9 to ho drawn hack if nceen.
sarv. do bravelv entered into the water. Making hi?
way slowly ond cautiously nhmg tho inner slope of
modioli, no ntlengllt readied tlio oont still sinpciidul
and swinging with hs half-doomed passenger where
it was first so providentially moored; and by means
of rope, pole nml oars, the wholo were safely brought
nsliorc, nml .Mr. Kutil was restored ns it were to lite,
niter enduring tho mental sulll-rings, the ncrils nml
terrois of his awful situation, moro nainfu! it tos.ilde.
than death its-lf, for about four hours. Sumo idea of
us intense sufferings durum that tunc, ma v he tlcriV'
ed trom the fact tint ho has been sick in consequence
of them ever since, lie is d mhtless thankful to have
escaped even with n tit of sicklies Wo bavo not
learned tho name of tho brnvo and generous man
through whoso ngoncy his rescue was accomplished
From tin N. V. Sun.
extraordinary ahduct10n of white
A very painful minor Ins reached us in relation to
tho kidtinppingof some fifteen or twenty young white
wotnin fiom this city, and of their captivity nmoiig
tho native chiefs on the slnvoeonstof Afiica. For the
list two years several vessels have left this port whoso
appearance was anything hut mercantile, and guicr-d
rumor called them pirates, same camo niarer tho
truth, and rightly called tliein slavers. It is said tlint
one of thsso vessels assumed the chaiactcr nf n pas
ngr packet, bound to New Orleans nml Havana,
and, tho captain, by the aid of a person well known
in this eitv, went to the Points, and nlo to the other
infected dist icls of our city, nnd addrcss'insr tho.'iwl
ves to tho host lookiliL'L'irlH, tendered them n free pas
sage, and even went so fur as to uivo them uewdres-
trniKe's. ivn. I ho nur lurli wee tnken on
board in tiie "trotm, in dctirbnieiits, nnd every fhinjj
wa civeli them to rendi r their position comfortable.
and coniniitti d them to the e.ireof a matron, who ns-
tuned tho c inraetcr of the cntitnm s wife. Tims
fieightcil, the vessel left nur wa crs and reached Ha
vana in n few divs. There the uiiii'pe'"tini; "iris
wore informi d tint thev curl I tint then land, hn-nitte
theniub irities of iheisl-in had oulcred the vese to lie
quarantined nt Matniun. In " few ihy she sailed, ip
parciitly hound lo .lintntiznx, hut m truth li-r sails
were spicud for the coait of Africa on a slaving ex
pedition. Thi length of tho voynse ereitid some uneasiness,
vvhieh, however, wis quieted bythouond usaiio nnd
con tiniifd frolic of the hole part v. On their ic icliiiiL'
the const, preparations hnvitu: l. en made for their
imv-.-il, lh-,y were sent on sliore. nnd, as the painful
rumor s-iy. thev wercetchnnci-d by these abductors,
with the chiefs, for slaves, and one 'voting white wo
man was eiehnn-ed for fifiv prime neL'rors. The
whole party wis then i st.-inllv sent into 'he interior
of Afri'n n the slaws of the eliicf". perhaps never to
hearfiom their own hnd anion. This ncemnt is said
lo Invereaelied this eitv by th" eapturo nfnnonf tho
war parties, m which two of the white "ir s were.
who weio owned by theehi- f. nnd who cave n Inter
to besHit to the. cnnt, nnmtincr the manner of lb 'ir
abduction and eiptivitv. Wetrust that thisletler may
turn nut n fnh-irrit'nn, bemuse we would hope tint
sailors to such an infimoiis nnd iliabolienl traffic ns
that nf pour unfortunate women. At the lime th?o
uiricL-iiiM;! iiivtiui I'tiu uns nni driven nnv ni nur
ves- ls were Irnvtntr, n rumor of tho kind wn nflont,
but it was tlinunhttnlheridle. nnd we sineerelv Ir st
that 'his wlinln matter mnv ho on v one of Madame
uumor s oro u.
Wo copy the story from the Sun, chiefly to express
our conviction that there i not a word of truth in it.
Corrcpondeiiec of the Journal of Commerce.
Till REMAINS OF NAPOLEON.
St. Helena. l.'Mi October, 18-10.
7'ne French friga'e "Uelle l'oulc." command
ed by the Prince tie Joinvillc, and sloop "Fa
vorue, not n iroin r ranre, are now licro for th:
purpose of tiikii'jr to France the mortal roma'nj
ol the hmperor ISanoInon Uonnimrte.
1 no remaiiiH aro to ho taken on board tlio
"Hello l'oulc" on the 15'h October, that hoiner
the day on which Uonapartc arrived at St. Helena
(25 years ng-n.) In the returns from France for
this purpose (with the Prince) are Counts Do
(.babo, Das Casas and iUarehand, anil fieno
rals Uertiand and (iotirgauil, am! four of Na
poleon's former domestics at St. Helena.
There is a Sarcophap-us cf ebony by tho "Uclh
Pottle," for the purpose of lioldhn-tho cotlin of
Napoleon. On board the "Hellu Poule," is a
Chapel fitted for its reception, and which is
lined with black velvet, ins-mall pannels, sprink
led over with silver stars, festooned with silver
cord and tassels. There in an altar, with a cru
cifix nvcr it atone ond of the Chanel. This Sar
cophagus is supported at the corners by four
navies, un tue top ot it is to lie placed an em
broidered black velvet cushion, and on tbo cushion
a Crown. .Suspended to tboceilin'', immediately
above the crown, a ball with a cross on the top
of it, and under the ball the Emblem of Jus'icc.
In tlio Chapel aro also four pyramids to hold
candl-es; suspended to the re ling- are four ves
sels to burn incense ; there is also a rich velvet
pall, which is said to have cost 25,001) francs, to
cover ttie baicoplnerus.
The abovo mentioned ships arrived on the 8'h
instant, and probably will sail for France on the
17th or 13th. The Holle Poule has been open
for the reception of the public ever shire her ar
rival. There is a splendid band on board, which
has been frequently on shore, performino; for
the inhabitants. Tho Prince, on landing- was
received hy tho Authorities and a irtiard of honor,
with salutes from thu Battery and a Hritish ves
sel ol war thou iyiinj in the Roads. Tho follow
ing; day tho Prinro was met at Government
Hoiic by the principal people at a dinner.
Tho ground in which Napoleon was buried at
that tune, belonged to a Air. Richard Torbett
Napoleon haVing- frequently visited that
frrouml during- his life lime, in which wis
beautiful sprui'' of w.Vor (with which water ho
was daily supplied) and a cluster of weeping
willow.", bad frequently expressed a wish to be
intoned under thi se trees in c.imj he should ibo
at St. Helena, which request was irnined atolv
and with frreat pleasure, ''ranted, by Mr. Torbett
when nrido known to him. Consequently the
intormeni took place there. Mr. Torbett hav
ing; received but a trilling s-im from tho Hritish
Uovornnient, after much trouble, tune, anil cv
ponse, as part compensation for this irraut for
so sacred a purpose ; and this fact heinjr made
known to the Prince ilc Joinville by the widow
..1- M !' U. . ...I 1-r.
ui 4,11. inim.-iii won wns ion iii a siniu oi pro
vcriy ny nor ucceascu mismnti, tho I'rmce In
nu st generously promised her to tnako hnr d
tresscilcaso known to his Hoval father, with
view to Hi Most Christian Maiosiv's crantiti''
Imr a pension for life as a jut compensation for
so sacred a gran.
Further particulars will be transmitted after
tho ecromenv of exhumation.
AIIVICl. THAT .MAY III. HAITI. V FOM.OWT.ll
Praiso tho fineness of ihe tlav w hen it is on
deil aswonl when you havo proved it
maiden when sliu is married the ice win
3 on havo crossed it and a nowsjiaper when
you nave roan nun paid lor it.
A Si'iitiTr.n itr.i'i.Y. "Doctor," said n
liard-hiokinu brand v-faced customer vestor.
day, to n physician "Doctor, I'm troubled
with an oppression, nn uneasiness about tho
breast what do you snppnso tho matlor is
" All veryoasilyiicoiintt'dfor'said iho phys
ician,"you havo waleronlhochest," Water
Come, that'll do well enough for n joke, hut
how could I get wntor on niv chest, when
liavn't touched a drop in fifli'i'ii years) If
jruii imu s.i iii uraiiiiy you inigni imvo nit it.
Qj In naturo, tho fertilizing streams run
from tiioiinUins down into vullevs ; hut in
governments tho stream of wealth Hows tip
wards, from the lower classes to the hinder.
fT?"!!! the anatomy of tho hand, wo find
that iho nuncio hy which wo shut it, is much
stronger than tlio ono by which wo opon it
and this bolus true as to giving una recoiv
You can't stop tiii:m. Tim Bufliiloninn
says lie would its soon try to go to sen on n
sliiuglo, make n bidder of fit;, clnisu a streak
nl lightning tliroiigji n rrab-npplc orchard,
swim up the rnpKls of INingtirn river, ruisi'
tlio (lend, stop tlio tongue of u woniiiii, or sol
hitkt! Erie on urn with a loco-loco mutch, ns
to stop two yoiinglovers netting ninri ietl when
lltey take it into their Immls to ilo so.
Tho following specimen of orthography is
liko some wo havo seen in this city :
doer Front! if yew kootl knniinerdato mo
wt-tli llioloiio of 2 &0 punts I wood b Kst
tui'iiiili tliuiik fool us ime at prczont in a vere
yourz & Sufforlli
high ruin jonstin.
A lady nt sea, full of apprehension in n
gale of wind, cried out among other pretty
exclamations, "wo shall go to the bottom
mercy on ns ! how inv head swims !"
" Zounds, madam, never fear," said ono of
tho sailors, yon can never go to tho bottom
foi7c your head swims "
Gkneiiaii Brxir.r. It is thought by most
persons that plenty of roast beef, broad, nnd
vegetables judiciously applied will prevent
Soktt.ning Tim E.xrnr.ssioN. " That's a
thtinderini: big lio !" said Tom. " No." it
plied Dick, it's only n fulnimnlinc enlarue-
ment ol enlongalou voracity.' Harry took oil
his hat, elevated his eyes and held Ins tongue
Mathimosv pno and ens. The D'ltnntevillc case
bf ui'.r the theme of Conversation, ihol'hilosophcrdelib-
"lately observed' row snhtcolHhnve more perplexed
tnc than tbnt n''iimrriiB hut I bavo finally arrived nl
this conclusion , tbnt it is trenson ncninst policy nnd
prudence to marry for love, and troason, ngnuist soci
etv not lo mnrrv nt nil."
So Baying, me riuiosopncr wiped ins tmn spectacles
ilb n iiiceo of wash leather which be nlwnvs carries
in his vest pnekcl, and his thin thrifty boas-keeper,
absorbed by bis words nf wisdom, run her needle into
her tumuli. isosion I'osi.
FRIDAY MORNING. DECEMBER II, 1810.
On Monday last, the national legislature ossein
bled at the seat of government, for the purpose of
opening the second session of the present Con
gross. That body never came together under
more singular circumstances.than those in which
they meet each other on the present occasion
Having found it necessary at the commence-
incut of the last session, to violate, in a gross and
outrageous manner, the constitutional rights of
one of the States, they deprived five of her Rcprc-
entativcs of tbier scats, and in order to consur-
matc the iniquity which they had in view, they
proceeded to admit five other men to take the
places of those who had been thus illegally re
jected, without tlio shadow of evidence to sup-
port their claim. In doing these things, the
administration doubtless flattered themselves
that they were secure of power, and might pur
sue their future course of policy without check
or restraint. The result of the presidential elec
tion shows the gross and fatal error into which
they had fallen. Instead of securing their great
object tho continuance of their popularity and
power they have, under the most mortifying
circumstances, lost both, without room for a ray
of hope that they can ever regain them. The
Executive is hurled from his exalted station by
a majority, which undor tbo circumstances of the
case, may be considered unexampled, and there
is every reason to behove that the next Congress
will contain a decided majority, in both Houses,
opposed to the pernicious policy of the present
administration. Such a change, in so sliort a
time, has never before occured ; and we have
never known the time when the ruling party
were in a worse mood to meet such a calamity-
As there is no Speaker to choose, and no
New Jersey casetooccupy their time and tbier
wits, we presume the .Message from the Execu
tive was delivered to ihe houses on Tcusday
Probably there never was a time when public
curiosity was more alive to see a document of
this description, than on the present occasion.
It is true, the trite subject of foreign policy is at
hand, ready if necessary, to occupy its legitimate
share of room in tho ollicial address ; and we do
not seo hut tint the Florida war may bo
thrummed over once more, with great grav
ity, and wilh an equal degreo of interest to
that produced on former occasions. Wo
havo somo doubts, however, whether Mr.
Secretary Woobbury, uulessho deals largely
in works speculation or imagination, will bo
able to furnish his master with materials ne
cessary for a flattering view of tlio financial
department, or of his favorite subject tho
Sub I reasury. Tho last is somewhat of a
ticklish topic. As his Message to tho pre
sent session may ho considered in tho light
of n last will and testament, it is probable the
President will fel it necessary to bequeath
tlio Marling project to the government
and country, as a legacy of great value and
importance. Rut how to go about seriously
to extol his hobby, after such a vast proper
tion of the people havo set thoirseal of repro
bation to it, and in so emphatic a manner, it
is not easy to foresee. However, wo shall
know moro about tho wholo subject of tho
Message, when wo have opportunity to read
But it cannot fail to bo ani'isiiv.' to sec tin
two Houses como together, conscious that a
comploto change in tho character of tho gov
ernment has taken place since thoy separated
in July last. This change, too, was uudoubt
eilly altogether unexpected hy the ndminis
tration, and tho loading parlizans. Thoy
probably considered themselves ns entirely
secure of success in the election, even up to
a very Into period ; and were therefore en
tiroly unprepared fur the defeat that they
have experienced. What course they will
think it expedient, under thoir present mor
tifying circumstances, to pursue during iho
present short session, wo shall not undertake
YVAMiisivroN, Dec. I. Congress will organiro next
Monday, and on Tuesday at 12 M. receive iho Presi
dent's Message. AsSpeuker Hunter and tbo other
officers of both beuses (except the chaplains) holdover
till tbo -1th of .March next, of cour o litero will bo no
difficulty of del iy in organizing.
Tho Presidents .Message (which, I presume, the
Post Office Deportment will transmit in time for tbo
Now York morning papers) will contain, I judge,
nothing very new or exciting but will ta'oa rovivv
of the last four years, and rtnctctdly recommend tho
octrines heretofore recommended hy him. It will
I believe, contain a son Of text book of the political
viowa that ho thinks should govern the policy of tbo
country in future.
Tho Treasury report, I apprehend, will mako no
unexpected or very important diiclosurei. It will
nrcbablv reveal the fact, thnt Unpin ru,,.i ....
"hardly mwt his crn, and that tht old' gintle-
nan's pocket bi ok is not likely to bo overloaded with
.nshfor some lime to come, utile a somo new cxpe-
bent lie devised by the wisdom cf tbo tavunt of Con
gre?s to leplemsh it.
Tbo I'os master General, I apprehend, will make
an unusually longtcport, if not an interesting oiu-t
embodying a plan for tbo partial reorganization and
reduction of tho postage rates, 'ho principles that
should govern its futnrec attracts with Hail Itoadsntul
a heap of other good things. I ilo not ibitik bo will
adopt the penny system of Great liritain, butsudi a
reduction as will tnako the tarriffon letters not to ex
ceed 5, 10 and 13 cents each. I do no , however, pro-fw-ss
1 1 h ivo any poiitit knowledge In the maltirs 1
have spoken of i but being n VimAe?, asmy grand
father came from Karinington, Connccti nit I thought
I hid a right to guess, af cr having made a little pre
Tho amount of Treasury Notes, outstanding
at tho present tiino is not far from 85,000,000,
and tho revenue nf the government arising from
tho customs, and tho receipts of the public laud
sales is barely sufficient to meet its current ex
penses. The Post Office Department is under
stood to be in an embarrassed condition through
the mismanagement of Amos Kendall, the re-
venue derived from its receipts being inadequate
ta pay its expenses. It is manifest therefore
that sonic speedy incisure must be adopted by
Congress to save tho Government from embar
rassment and disgrace.
To effect this end, a mollification of tho tariff'
would seem to be the most judicious measure,
and such a modification as will increase the duties
on articles similar lo those which are the growth
or production of our own soil, and on articles of
luxury, such as w nos, silks, and the finer fa
brics of cotton anil woo', which arc worn prin
cipally by those who are in good circumstance.
Hy a moderate increase of the tariff', in th:s
manner, a sufficient revenue would be raised to
pay off'tbc National Debt which Mr. Van Iluren
Ins incurred, and to meet all the necessary ex
penses of Government under an economical nil
ministration. And the people will have the ad
ditional satisfaction of knowing that by such a
measure ihe'rown manufactures will bo enabled
to gain so firm a footing, that they will hcrcaf
tcr defy all competition from abroad. Tn.y
NEW HAMPSHIRE SENATOR.
Concord, Dec. 2. At H o'clock this after
noon, Hon. Levi Woodduky, Secretary of the
''reasury, was, on (he part of the Mouse of Re
presentative, cho.-cn Senator in Congress for
0 years, from the -1th March, 1811, in place if
Hon. Henry IIuiidahd, whose term of service
will them expire. 7'he Senate itnmediate'y af
terwards concurred in the e'ection by the House
7 to 5. In the House, Mr. Woodbury received
115 votes, Gen. James Wilson 72, and there
wcro from 10 to 15 scattering.
In reference to this election the Boston Atlas
holds the following language :
"Mr. Woodbury, i i a resident of the District
of Columbia, and has been such for many years.
He is not, and has not been for eight years, an
inhabitant of New Hampshire. He is, there
fore, ineligible, and has no right to take his scat
in the Senate of the United States on the Fourth
of March next. That an inhabitant of Washing-
ton is not eligible to Congress has already been
decided, once in the case of John Bailey, who
was cliocn a member of the House, from the
county of Norfolk, in this State, when an in
habitant of the District of Columbia, and refused
aseat; and again in tho case of Mr. Grundy,1
who, when elected to the Senate from Tennes
see, was conijiullcil tu iturn to tli.a Stnto, in
order to gain a residence, and was then elected
a second time. There conscquentlv has been
no legally elected Senator chosen in the place of
IMr. Hubbard, and we trust until that is done no
one will be permitted to take his scat.
Whig U. S. Senators Tho Raleigh Star
of the 25tlt instant states on tho preceding day
the Hon. Willie P. Mangnm, and Hon. Win.
A. Graham, speaker of the House of Commons,
were elected Senators to the Congress of the
United States the former for six years from
the 4th of March next and to fill the unexpired
term of Mr. Brown ; the latter to fill the unex
pired portion of the term of Mr. Strange, whiih
is two years.
Riciimonii, Dec. 2. Valentine W. Southall, r.-q.,
was ycslvrday elected Speaker of the House of Dele-
times. Air. oouthall was nominated m a very neat
speech, by bis colleague, Mr. Coles. Mr. Gojde, of
.vii'cKIcntnirt', was put m nomination lor the same ot
lice, by Gen. Chapman. Tho General railed at a
round rate against what ho termed Caucus dictation,
and suited, that although llu rc was no chance for
the election of his nominee, ho would nevertheless
psesent his name.
t he vote sioou : noutnati mi, uoouo &u. i-our
Whins and two Pc.ls absent. Three seats vacant
ono from Fairfax both contested nn the return ana
ono in Louisa, where the rcderal member elect has
There being a fie in tho Senate, tho Whig majority
in the House cxibits the Whig majority on joint bal
lot. Mr. Ilooton, of M.idison, was tho only mem
ber of tho Administration party who voted for Mr.
G. W. Munf-rd. Eq., (L. F.) late Clerk of tho
Houseof Delecates. was re-appointed unanimously to
that place under tbo nomination of Mr. May of
Organization of the Senate. The Senate was
yesto ilav full with" the evceplion of ono Whig. Mr.
Good, of Wheeling s and the late Speaker, Mr. Na-di,
was consenuenllv re-elect d without a br shi thenar-
lie?, by Mr. Good s absence, standing lfi Locus to l"i
wiims. wo nope at til1 n -xt isson, anil do not
doubt, to see that bo Iv under Whi't o-gviizalion. A
it is, thev am at least deprived of the capacity or in-
flictin-.' tho mis-hief which signalized their last year's
ascendancy. , I nip.
Fires already begin to evhibit themselves
about Washington. The Native American
printing office was destroyed a few days since,
anil another fire broke out in a different section
of the city the same night. The public build
ings aro in an exposed situation. Guilt is doubt
less now covered up and concealed. If, by any
possible contingency, it should como to light, it
would causo exposure of individuals, and blast
the character of some of tho head men of the
administration. Every one remembers the fate
of tho Treasury Department and tho General
Post Office. Both of them wore destroyed by
lire. How it originated was nover known.
Perhaps it never will be. Sufficient has been
ascertained to confirm tbo suspicion that thoro
was villain at tho bottom of it. That it cov
ered up guilt and peculation which would have
oxploden the whole loco foo party, there is no
doubt. It becomes tho Whigs at Wash ngton
to look out to keep nn cyo upon incoudiaries,
nnd when tho cry of "firo" is hoard, to rush to
tho Public Buildings. 7 roy jlfaiV.
Frankfort, (Ky.) Nov. 21. General Harrison
arrived in our town on Wednesday evening hbt. His
visit has been of a private nature, and dentin his stay,
has been an inmate of tho family of Mrs Sbarpo and
her venerable mother, tho nlict of the late Cel. .1 hn
M. Scotl his earliest, best tiifd, and best beloviil
friend. Tho citizens of Frankfort and Franklin coun
ty, as soon as they wcro apprised of his arrival, ten
dered to him a public dinner, as n manifestation "f
their regard for hint, which he declined accepting, be
cause, ho had declined several invilationsclsewhcre.
Tho Old Thames cannon, howevpr, announced to tho
surrounding country that tne President of th People
was in our midit.and invitations havohecn pouring in
upon himfroui nil quarters, manifesting to him that ho
is deeply aoated in the affections of iho People of Ken
lucky. Not withstanding that the General waa com
polled to decline tho public manifestations of regard
which ware tendered to him, yet ho baa amply grati-
llod our community by accepting of the private hos
nitalihcsof the citi7C,is. During his sojourn, ho has
been waited on by a vast number of persons of both
political parties, mid all express themselves as highly
pica setl with li s frank manners and inteiesling con
vocation, lie leaves Frankfort on th s tiny, for Lex
ington by way of Versailles, and will return by thi
place on hii homeward journey) ho is in excellent
1 1 ea 1 1 It . Co in m o n treu llh .
Lr.-ctNoroN, (Ky.) iov. 27. General Harrison has
been here somo days, and U Very well, and carries
himself lilt j n man. Hedoeniot tolerato applications
foroffire, and will not until after bo is duly inntigttra
teil. Tnoo who arc now making a rush on him, " get
their labor for llieir pains." lie leaves tomorrow on
bis return homewards. 1 think ho will iro to Wash
ington, and thence to his relatives in Vircinia, in a few
weeks, and thorn remain till latu in February. Mr.
Clay left yesterday for tho city of Washington.
SHOWING THEIR COLORS.
Van lliircnism in defeat is at no pains to conceal
tho contempt it entertains for tbo People. Tbopress
cs which always bad most to say infivorof prompt
and mill, s lating submission to tbo will of tho major
ity, and of tlio patriotism and intelligence of tbo great
body or our electors, now ring with tbo foulest im
putations upon their integrity, and proclaim "war to
llioliinfo against tho candidates who have just receiv
ed fourJlflhs of tbo electoral votes. Tho latest spec
imen of this spirit wo find copied from tho St. Joseph
Tunes. That paper thus notices tbo re-nlt of election:
"Tho game is up it is useless to fall back from in
dividual States, upon the in'e'igencc, tho reason Ibo
sober judgment of tbo mass the people are drunk,
uiuL-r-iiiao. nnu incir oioaled countanecs peering
throuch tho cracks of lop cabins, give no hope for the
salvation of tlio country "
There is " Domooiaey" for you ! Alb. Dai. Adr.
THE OLD HAT.
I bad a bat it wa not all a hat,
Cut of the brim was i!oie, yet st II I wore
it on, ami people wondcitd as I pased. .
S jiiio turned to gaz -others just cast an cyo
And s un withdrew it, as 'tvvuro in "ontempt .
G een pring, nnd flowery stminn r autumn brown,
And froMy winter came, nnd went, and came,
And sill, through all tbo srasoiiM of two years.
In par , in city, yea, nt loulsand balls
The bat was worn and borne.
My company was shunned I wasnlono !
Nono would assc-ci ito vvi h such a bat
Friendship itself proved faithless for a hat.
Sho th it i bved, within whoso gt-ntK1 hre.ist
I treasured up my heart, looked cold as dea b
Love'.- fires went out extinguished by a hat.
Yen, dogs, deceived hy instinct's dubious ray,
Fixing their swart ulareon my ra 'ecd hat,
Mistook mc for a bectrar, and they barked.
Thus women, men. friends, strangers, lover, dogs
One thought pervaded all it was my bat.
Few men comparatively few appreciate
the importance of a hat. Give a man a neatly
p-oportioned tidy hat, and it matters little what
else he has he is pritnafacia respectable ; but
cover his caput with a rusty grca-y slouched old
ha', a id all the rest is mere prunella broadcloth
an I silk, Wellingtons and fine linen, are of no
avail. His respectability, to say the least, is
tpaes'ionablc ! Hut this is not the season to write
a homily on tine hats, and we will merely relate
what we saw a man do with an old one the other
lie was a small, spare man, about thirty-five,
and decently dressed with tho exception of a
most ungracious looking old hat. We had no
ticed him several times in the street that morn
ing. His countenance was haggard and care
worn, his step hurried, and his whole appearance
indicated a mind diseased. Now bo halted
paused and then went on. Occasionally lift
ting his eye from the ground, ho cast a furtive
glance at the passer by and wc could al
most hear him mutter, "that's an old ac
quaintance, out lie tion t recognize me.
Just at this m. uncut, a boy on the side walk
struck up, nt the top of his voice : " When this
old hat was new, five hundred yars ago"! Our
friend for such we must call him started,
blushed, pulled down his brim, ami passed on.
Ho however spoke to no one, and indeed few
observed him at all. But, for the li c of us, wc
could not help getting interested in him. Prce-
emly be passed our ofi'iee, and halted. He cast
his cyo lip CohegC-st. ami for n moioont mir-
veyed the glistening dome of the L'university
turned a discon.-olato glance at the black waves
tint lashed the shore bilow hint then stcping
to tlio other side of the street, anil ranging his
eye along our block, as it rested on the new
section east of us, suddctilv ho darted in ! We
waited the issue. In a short time he re-
appeared; but altogether an alter'il man. Ho
had exchanged his old hat for a new "otter"
his bead was up, and his countenance was cheer
ful. The lir.t man he met gave him a cordial
shake by the hand, and it was e.-.dent that
"confidence" was measurably restored, on all
sides. Presently ho called upon us to inquire
the price of advertising paid a small bill at
Moody's, bought a coats cloth at Lyman & Cole's,
a Hoa at Hickok &. Catlin's, jewelry at Pang-
born and Brinsmaid's, nails and glass at Strongs',
opened an account at Peck's, did business at tho
Bank, dined at Howard's, and the last wo saw of
Ir'm, ho was smoking his cigar and discussing
the probabilities as to the next cabinet. Whence
he came, or whither he went, we know not.
But of this we are certain : should he ever write
thp history of an Old Hat, he will declare,
with the lucklcns wight we hive quoted above
Friends once moro
Greeted my digits with the wonted squeeze:
Once moro I went my way, along, along,
A id plucked iv wondering gaze ; tlio hind of scorn
With its annoying finger, men, nml dogs, less
Once more grew p) nlles , jo elei-s. laughless, growl
Anil nt last, not hnst of res.-uel hi -ssings, love,
Lovi smiled on me again, when I assumed
A brnu new "otter" of the Albert mould.
In the meanwhile we draw this inference
that the character of a man's hat is not exactly
the true test of his respectability; but, tint it is
inivpedient to strain "public confidence" too
hard, when fins caps aro so plenty and cheap.
N B. Caps, similar to the one above alluded
to, may be found at Thomas's, one door cast of
us, togothor with an assortment of fur gloves,
O Log Cabin sale to-morrow, at 1 o'clock.
Mayo &, Wait aro soiling a largo stock of
goods at auction, and at something less than a
living profit, wo should imagine. Days of sale,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
RomiEnnvorTUE U. S. Mail. The Lancaster way
mail was stopped, by two rou-'h looking individuals,
about nine o'clock on Saturday morning, between
four and live miles fiom Schuyler llridge.
Fine in North Adams. One o''tho Cotton Facto.
rrs belunging to Mr. James E. Marshall, in X'..r,l.
Adams, was destroyed hy fuo on tho morning of the
2)th November. Loss estimated at 8:0,000, and no
Jl'-Isaa 'C. Hates, of Northampton, is mentioned
ns the probnblo successor of John Davis, of .Mass.,
in the I) S. Sennte. Mr. Hntcs is ono of tho most
necpini hshcil orators, nnd finished scholars of his
naiiyi-sinie, unu wouiu uc an ornament to any as
An Old Wuici. Tlio Raleigh (N OA Register nub
lisiies tlio iii-oiii, , in thnt county, a fow days nco, of
Mr. Arthur W all, ngeil 130 or thereabouts a Whig of
1 1 IU IIIIU U lllg HI IUIU,
Salem. A writer in the Snleni Gnzptte. nats ihnt
three mercantile bouses in that city nlono, wi j bv the
result ol tlio interruption nt tho f 'anion trade, mill to
tneir casn capital at least .?i,uoo,wu, ocsides other in
dividual, wtin win receive various amounts, varvm
from 10 to 830,000.
Van Is tiie Rear. A Western paper contends that
tho people in Ihn recent elections havedisplnped great
icnoraneeof military tactics, because they have placed
van Burnt in tne rtor.
The Flao Stat r. Vermont and Kentucky both
claim ih flag. Rhode Island deserves to bp itmnire
in the matter, for she comes nevt I Missouri is Van
Ituren's flag Stale. Let the pirate banner of Loco
Focoism wave its black folds over that benighted re
It is worthy of notice thnt by a change of volts,
viz. 20G in Maine and 161 in Pennsylvania, Van Hu
ron might have hud 100 electoral votes, instead of 60,
Ins present number. Journal of Commtrce.
Very truc, and by a change, of about 750 votes, 609
in Virginia ami 230 in Illinois, Van Iluren would have
rcceivtd butli'2 Electoral votes instead of CO. Prn,
Hosto.v, Dec. B. Tho trial of Moses Goodhue for
an outrage upon his own daughter, need 16, was con
cluded before the .Supreme Court at Salem, Thursday.
The evidence on Iho trial showed a state of moral
degradation, such as wetrust, for tbchonor of human
ity, is stldom witnejsed. Tlio jury returned a verdict
of 'guilty of incest." and tbo Court sentenced the
vvictched nnd degtadid being to hard labor in the
Statu Prison for hctnlyytars, the highest puniihltii-nt
which thu Inw allows. Allot.
Sctctnn. Considerable feeling wns excited in this
city, on Saturday morning, by a report thnt Richards
Chi'd, Esq. had committed suicide. The rumor
proved to be too true. He wns found about 7 o'clock
in tbo inorniinr, in tbo cellar of his dwelling-house, at
the corner of Washington atiil Kneelnnd-strects, where
be had I n en engnced in making a firo in a furnace,
with bis throat cut, and life entirely extinct. Mr.
Chilil was ono or our most respectable citizens, and
bad for many yrnrsbcen often employed in impor
tant municipal affairs. Hoston Courier.
St'icinn oi- a vocno Female.--TIic Philadelphia
Chronicle relates a case of suicide, which occurred
near Chester, on Friday last, committed by a younjj
and beautiful girl of 19 or 19 years of ncc. Sho had
been afflicted with n rcl gious monomania, and bad
twice before attempted to destroy herself! once by
tnkuu buidnnum, nnd once bv attempting to Like
arsenic. She at length accomplished her purpose, by
obtaining by stratagem a razor, with which s'-c cut
her throat. She was found wcltcrine in her blood
nnd life nearly extinct. She wns under a matrimo
nial cnimgemcnt to n young gentleman or the vicinity
and wns much beloved by all persons of her acquain
tance. ENTnAPPiNQ A STncL-TnAc Wc havo been thown
n rcnl euri si y this morninc. It is a steel trap,
which nt some former period has been cacgut in the
branches of a stmnr-u np e tree, in Oh o, the wood of
which ba mown over it in u most ,inpulnr tntmnfr.
It was found in felling n tree, forty-th eefect from the
ground. Tho chops nnd spring of the Imp nre upon
one side of the trunk of the tree, while th' pan of the
trap, nnd the fixturrx for securinsr it down until sprung
nre completely enclosed, except about an inch and a
half of the nn, projecting throuch on the opposito
side. The pro ability is that the trnp had betn set
for some nnimal, vvhieh gelling cnucht ho bled i IT,
nnd succeeded in c imbini' iho tree. Thcanimnl dvinj,
the trnp, being entantded in the boughs, remainrd un
til secured hy tho growth of the wood over it. iV. Y.
The Mobmons. This singulnr sect nre determined
not to bo driven from the hec of the earth. The rt
ccnt terrible "executions they have suffered at the
lavvle s handi of the people of Misouri, teem to have
stimulated thir exertion. They have recently pur
eh i cd the steamboat Desmoines, formerly owned by
the United States, anil have put it in complete order,
enaniring tne name to mat ot tneir new-city. iNnuvoo.
Th" boat i-i'l rim from St. Louis to iVnuvoo, Galena
nnd Dubuque. The Mormon prpulnii"ii of Nsnvoo is
estimated, nt the present time, nt 3000, nnd TOO per
sons oi tti" same sect, nre sa-d to tic now on the r vva
c ... r.-.,..l...l n. r '
A Jcst Compliment. The Philadelphia American
Sentinel pnys the following merited compliment to
the able editor of the Newark Daily Advertiser :
W. li. Kinsev, E q. Wo have no disposition tu
obtrude our wishes nnd opinions upon the new admi
nistration, yet a proper reiard for the dign-ty and
honor of the. country, may excuse the hope that the
ccntleman whose name stands at the bend of this pa
ragraph, may be brought into some public station
worthy of hi distinguished abilities and virtues. An
editor of the Newark Daily Advertiser, be has b ng
been known nnd appreciated for bi candor and libe
rality, bis eloquence nnil commanding power ns n po
litical csa vi t : nnd thp classic elegance ol bis literary
labor, seldom rivalled in the hitory of nrwfpapfr
writing in thii country. In the ouncils of his own
cherished anil gal'nnt State of New Jereey, be justly
sways nn eminent influence.
In thi town, nn Monday evening Inst, bv the Her.
S. D. I'.rown, Mr. Georok A. Conner, to Miss Ha
mr.T Ciianiiler, both of this p'nre.
In Colchesfer. on Tucdav cveni-ig the lstinst.. br
the Rev. Green. Mr. George P. Mavo, to Miss
Mmiion M. Fovvi.K.n.
3D) n dl
In St. Albans, Nov. 1G, Mr. David Stivin, Jr.
aged years. The deceased though unknown in
public life, wai one of lho-o men whose death leave i a
void in the circle about them, that is wnsibly felt and
deplored. As a man of business, the qualities of integ
rity, promptitude, nnd fair di nling, were nrcorderi to
I,!,,, ! common consent; nnd those iinitu! to a pru
dent and sagacious mm ..rmm.l, tn-rthpr with perte
vering industry, laid a foundation fir honorable eue.
cess in Irs pursuits. Hy modest and unaffected man
ner, and nt the same time endowed with a mature
judgement and firm pnrpo.-e. thai sddom bctrnvedhim,
heenj.'ived tin-confidence nnd respect of nil vvhoknew
him. As a son, h furnished n worth v example of
filial reverence and kindness, in the relations of a hus
band nnd father his indulgence seemrd to be restisinpd
onlv by n wise regard for the ultimate good of hi
familv." In him tho need v nnd the afflicted found the
sympathy and theliheinlitv that becomes ibc man of
elnritv. Willi nn extensive business lo rngaje his
attention he s ill found leisure for vniious reading and
mental cultivtion, beyond what is common to men
in similar circnn'slnncfs. In the latter years of his
life, and specially dining n srnon of deep doin1 itie
nilliction, his mind bene to entertain new views nf di
vine truth; and, ns it is bel'cved to be gradually
moulded into its snirit, restrained bv an unaffected
sensn of his u-'worthiiif ss, and tlie natural npprchen
sion lint the cans for which he cherished grrnt rrver
euc tui'dit bo dishonored hv bin, be neglected a publia
anil consolations ol tnc gospel. Comm.
Pay your Irsurancc.
VERMONT Ml'TI'AL FIRE INSURANCE CO.
I am authorised to receive money for the treasurer
of the above said Company, until the 25th day of
December instant, and no lonper.
Ilurliiigton, Dec. 7, 13-10.
W ALTON'S VERMONT REGISTER, for sale
bv O. GOODRICH.
Also for sale at the Paper Mill in Milton. Dec. 9.
COD FISH, MACKEREL!, nml SHAD of supe
rior quality for sale bv N. LOVELY &. Co.
Dec. 10, 1S40.
va.NADA STOCKIN S, Gentlemen and Lndiii
J Ruck skin and Indian Moccasins, Fur Gloves
Itnrk skin Miltcns. Wol en Tinnets. Ladies ami Grn-
tlemens Merino Lambs wool 'and Worsted Wmp.
pers, just re eived an i for sale by
UCC. IU, IblU. I. L.UV1-.I.Y &. LO.
E STRAY STEER. Hroke into he enclosure of
the subscri er on the Ctb Nov., n red line back
two year old Steer, matked with n slit in the left ear
vvilh n square notch taken out. The ownrr of raid
St -er is nquestid to prove propertv, pnv charges and
take him nwav. N'OULE ROOT.
Cbailotte, N' v. 10. 16-10,
'TMIH rents and interest, payable to the town of
i- Ilurliiigton, will fall due on tho first day of Jan
uary next. The lessees and debtors of the town nre
requested to make prompt payment, without further
GEO. 11. SHAW.
The stockholders of the Cham
plnin Tionsportation Com any
archerebv notified bat ihe an
nua! meeting of said company vvill beholden nt How
ard's Hotel in Umlington, i n Thrusday tlio 7th day of
January, 111, at one oelock, 1'. M for the purpose cf
choosing directois for tho vcar ensuing.
Ilyor cr,&c. l'HII.b DOOL1TTLE, Clerk.
Hiirlington, Dec. 5, IB40.
TTAVINO made extensive re-
SH paits by addition of new
buildings, Horses, Carriage,
Harnesses, Saddles. Ac. the
subs -ribcr is prepared to nccoin -modnte
tin- public in good style
t( nnd on short notice, hincic,
A Tendem, four or, six Horse
lYama will be furnished to li-vr-
,""--io.o-i'' ties of pleasure. A man tuny
befjund in tbo llarnnt any hour, day or night, to at
tend cal s. .
Cash paid for Oats and Hay, 3 doors Enfl i li
Log Cabin, or nt my shop 2 doors West of J. A J. II,
l'cck & Co.'s store. .....vnn
SAMUEL S. SKIINNER.
IJurlinstm, Dec. 12, IS 10.
articles among which nre, extra flowered bay1 cny
and barborry barks; ginger, plcurwy., tumeric and uni
corn roots i pepper of mmy kinds, in pods and pow
ileri mini invirh, and peach kernels,
ucrt guiiimyirn, 'T,,K0 A pECK( & co
i .. nn,r,u,Pi,9orimeiu ui mc anove
SAVE COST, All poisons bavins unsettled ae
counts with Lathrop, Potwin Wait or with the
Subscribers nro horeby notified that all accounts not
settled in somo way, before tho 15th December will bo
left with an attorney foreollcction.
Nuv.?0. MAYO & WAIT, 'PrutUtt.