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IN" TIIE DARK AND TROOTLED NIGHT THAT IS UPON US, THERE IS 1T0 STAR ABOVE THE HORIZON TO GIVE US A GLEAM OF HGHT, EXCEPTMG THE INTELLIGENT, PATRIOTIC WHIG PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES.M Wbbcteb.-
MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT, TUESDAY MOBNMG, FEBRUARY 15, 184$.
H. BELL, "
KDITOK AXD rKOrKIETOR.
TERMS OF VOLUME XII.
Villago subscribers, $2,00
Jlail subscribers, widiin tlie State, - - - Sl,j;0
lf not paid widiin thc year, Sl,3
Mail subscribers out of thc Statc, - - - 52,00
Individuals and Companics who takc at thc officc,
S1.50, or $1,75 if not paid within thc ycar.
Thosc who takc of Postriders, - - - - $2,00
lf not paid at tlic cnd of th ycar, - - - $2.23
No papcrs discontinueil until arrcaragcs are
jiaid. exccnt at tlic ontion of thc proprictor. No
fontract with. or pament m&dc to Carricrs, cash
kecping, or othcnvJsc, nllowed, exccpt assentcd to
bv tlic proprittor.
"All commur.iratiiras niust bc .addressed to thc
JUSTUS COBB, Pki-teu,
BT VrilOJI ALI. KISUS OS l:OOK A2.D JOB rEISI
lsc wii.l hb Exr.crTiaj ox
DEATH OF TIIE FIRST-BORN.
HT V.-ILLIS CATLORD CLAEK.
Yonng mothcr. Iic is gonc!
ilU ditnpled i-hcck no more will touch tliy brcast,
No morc thc niusic-tonc
Float from bis lips, tolliinc nll fondly press'd
Ilis smilc and happy Iaugh arc lojt to thcc; .
Earth must his mothcr aiid his pillow bc.
Ilis n as thc moniing liour,
And Iic has pass'd in bcauty from thc day,
A bud, notyefa Hower,
Torn, in its swcetuess. from tlic parcnt spray ;
Thc denth-wind swcpt him to his f oft rcposc,
As frost, in spring time, blights thc carly rosc.
Never on canh again .
Will his rich ncccnts diarm tliy listcning car,
Likc tome .JColian strain,
lireat'iiag nt cvcutidc serene and rlcnr;
Ilis voicc is chokcd in dut, imd on his cyes
Thc uiibrokcn scal of pcacc and silcucc lics.
And from thy ycarning hcart,
Whose imno-t corc was warm iu love for him,
A giadncas mutt dcj'art,
And tLoaC kiud cycs K'ith maiiy tcnrs bc dim ;
AVI.ilc loncly mcmorics, an ui'.ccasing train,
Will tuni thc raptiires of the jiast itli paiu.
Yct, liioarncr, lrliilc thclay
lto!!; likc thc (larkiKSi of a fmienil by,
And !iojc furuids o:ic ray
To :ticai:i atUwsirt thc gruf-dicolor"d sky ;
UXcrc brwks npon thy mhtoiv s cvcning gloom
Atrcui'i!i:y lu?trc from Iwyond thc torab.
'Tu from thc lictt-r land !
Tlicrc iKtthcil in r.idianrc that around tlicia springf.
'J'liy lovcd iinc's win- cxpuud ;
A v.ith thc ilioinng ciivmUui Iic si;if,
And all tlii- gl'jry of tlmt Gol -an scv,
Vi lio said, cn cartb, to chiiiln.iij -Comc to nic"'
Mothcr thy child is blcsi'd;
And tl.ougii his prcscnre may Iielost to thcc,
And vai-mt lcaio tliy brci.-t,
And mia'd, a swuct Io.ti! froin"thy parcnt kncc;
Tl.onh toncs funiiiar from tliiiie car haveias-'d,
Tliou'It nic-t tbv ii;st-lKirn whh hi Lord at lasr
hi:;ts roi:- YorxG ladies.
If any yonng ivonicn waftc iu trival amn c
in' ihc piinic wwni f.rr iinprovfnicnt. nrliitl.
i I'Uuccn tnc iigcs of .-iiKCH and tuvnty, tlipy
llnr-.if;er rcgrct biltcVly t!ie Ios wlu-n thcy comc
i ) f.vl thti:iclvcsiiifonu'riii knov.-Udgc to almo?l
ncryom; tln-y i onvcrsc lviih : and nlioi-c all, il
thcyliu.iM fcr lniiinv.' HHi'.licry, vrUcn tht-y fccl
tlitir in.il'i.ity lo dinit niiii awi: tlic pan-uit ol
tlirir I'liiMK'n. tln y tii.d inoraatv a Mrtcrc miir
Tiri .iiluii of tlirir "cIitMfn, aiuf a n-al cvil. IAt
t'.u iiiiu.i:c tht:r iiwln-try. and lct not a tr.odrM
ojMiiiuii of thcir c-apaii.ic Ie a dUiiniragciiiciit to
Ihtin in thcir cndcavor- aftcr l.iiou'Iedgv'. A moI
tr.tto inidiTtaiiding, wiih tiiillrnt and c!I di-rii-ti-d
riiiiilK-aticii. aviII po iiitu-!i ftrtla;- tlian a
inore livily gcnius, if attcndiil lvitli that impa
tictiix and inattcutiou whicli too of;cnaccinipniiv
luick parts. It is not far iv.int of i aparity lliat
Kiinaiijr wonicn arc such tn'.img nftptu coni-ian-icns,
o ill tinaliticd fur thc fricndship comcrsa
i on of a scu-iblc niau. or for the ta.-k of sovcm
i .gand instmcting a faniily; it is oftcn f:om thc
. 'slcct of cxcrci.-ni'r thc ta.cnts wluch tlicv rcallv
h.ivc, and from omltlins to rultivatc a tastc for
iiitcllcctual iniprovcment: bv this n;lcct thcy
l'K)c thc jiiiccm.t lilcasurcs, whic'i woald rcniain
v iicu aimoit cvcry omcr iorsaKC uicni. oi murii
ik ithcr fortnnc nor agc can dejirivc thcm nf, and
v.iiirh would Ih! a comfort cnd rcjouRC in almost
Ui-rr poiiiMe sitaation of lifc.
CLnr.ic.vi.WiT Asthcllcv. Mr. Ficld, for
tni'ily of Westniiniter. Vt wcnt to civc his otc
t an clcction,a man of oppoitc o!iticsexprcsscd
'tirprise at sccing him thcrc, and to confirm his
''jcction. (uotedtlie rcmark of thc Savionr. that
liu "kingdoiu was not of this world. Hx"! no
Inan a right to TOte.rcjoincd thc witty clergjTiian
ffllcss hc bclongs to thc kingdom of Salan ?
Jokcs. Thc John Donkcy, has somc pretty
tiir hit. For instancc, it savi that Fathcr Ititch-
"- is to go to Mcxico as gcncral of a brigadc of
r wlicn pcarc is Citablishcu. I ta
l'atch Island, it say, was nanicd aftcr Gov. Mar-
' v. thc original nanie havingbccn I'. Patch, or
lOMcnori-aicn. lliaciNl;o remcmlicrthatGor.
Marcy once chargcd thc Statc of Xcw York fiftv
ccnts for mcnding his pautaloons, vrill pcrccivc
tlic lorce of thc hit.
Pcofitable Guucling. Somc time aro
ilTOssorof rcgcnlcuiam cntcrcd and audi
't't Jn a villagc, ivhich tras prfncipally com
113 of colliers. Aftor " asJomshin? thc na-
Tiae into water. ho asked tho Ioan ot"
pfnny from anT of h!s adinircrs. A collicr,
itu a little hesitation, kindcd out thc com
hicli tho jugglcr spcedily cxhibitcd, as bc
uid, trans-fonned into a niinca. 'An is that
fiiy bawbec ?' exclatmed thc collicr. TJn
doubtedly, answercd tho jugglor. 'Let's scc
it,' said the collicr: nnd turnins it round and
tund in exaruination, witb an ccstacy of dc
lislit, thankcd tho jugglcr for his kindncss, &
putting it in liis jxxrkct, said, 'IVc ivarrantye'll
not tura t into a bawijcc again.
onwicn UxrvEKsrrr. Wc lcarn witb
Pat satisfaction that at a late mcctin'c of thc
Arustces of this institution, Ilenry S. Wbca-
p ' jrl-i ' Uudley, Alass was appomtcd it
deut, amanof talcnt andenergy of cbar
per, and tvhose wholc aims willbc directcl
0 promotc itsintcrcsts, and of thosc undcrbis
The Sprinf; tcrm will romnicnco about
Written lbr thc PhiL Saturday Conrier. '
LEAVES FROM TIIE PORTFOLIO 01? A
BT nCKltT I.ECAEE.
Ilartlcy Tras tioir fully cmbaikcd in tbc ln
sincss, and dctcrmincd to procecd. Ilii ncxt
step was to vanous botcls and cxaniinc thcir
rcgibters, but "Willjam Evcrbart was an. uii-
Known namc. All this mmrcu consmerablc
time. Kothing daunted, howcvcr, by his ill
succcfs, Iic startcd for the wharvcs, dctcrmincd
if such a thinir was at all nracticablc, to discov-
er wbetbcr at any time aftcr tho purchase of
tuc uraccict. lie was again unsufcctfslul, for
tlic way-uills ot tlic vanous lines rcniaincd at
thcir scvcral placcs of dcstination. Almost
out of hcart lie conUnucd to m:ike cnnuirics of
tho back and cab incn, but no one remcuibcrcd
such a uauic. Fnrthcr scarch was thcrcforo at
As Ila.tlcy turned witb thc intcntion of rc-
traciii" Ins steps Iiomcward, somc ono accostcd
lnm witli a "uood cvcning, Ilartlcy"
'Ab ! Ilinton, niy dcar icllow, is that vou'
a.4id our attorncy, rceoguizing his fricnd at
oncc hat tho dcuce are you domg hcre.'1
'Attending to a little busiucss at the Trans-
portation Co's ollicc.'
Tlic Tniiisportation Companv's oflice ! an i-
dea llashed aci-oss Hartlcy's miiid. AVliat
could .Mr. Evcrbart want witb a bracelct oi
sucli valuc uulccs to prcscnt to a wifc, or a lad v
about to bccomc 5oV 2,'erhaps be was a S -uth-cnor,
luaking prcparations for bis wcdding. Ii
to, ho might liavc sclettcd tome furnitnru and
had it forwarded. It was stiil lioEsiblc that
liartiey lnigm omnm ins atluress.
'Vaik wh mc to tbc lialtiniore Trauspor-
tatiou Lnie,' said Ilartlcv, to his fricnd. 'and I
will walk up witb vou. Itis but aMcp.
Willinx y.' rcturncd thc othcr, 'but wbat is
'I aui cndcavonng to find the whcrcabouts
of a nian nanwd Ivcrhart.'
'WbatKvcrhartV AVilliam Evcrbart
'lCJ. AVilIiam Evcrbart! 'Do vou know
I sbou'.d tbink I do; I was only las groonii'
'Ittdced ! and whcrc h bc?'
'At bo:ne by this time, on bis cstate in Vir-
Tcll mc, Ilunsfon, for ncrhais vou ruav
I::io1V yim sav votr wcro his srooiiisman did
rou seo a dianionil bracelct ho boucbtV"
C'ertaiiily I did. Ile cla.sricd itou bis wifc's
ann on tlic nmlit ot 1ns weUuinr.
Would you reconize it agatnV
L'ndoub'tedlv. It was a beautiful alTair.
Iic ;pivo S1000 for it. It was mado at lilakc-
'acn cud Alr. livcrhart Jcavo Philadcl-
'Un let me sce, yes, it was on tho scven-
tcculli ot July, the niorning succccding b:s
'E.xcuse nie for asking sncb a question, but
lid ho walk orridc to the uoat'r
lie walketl; a lanjc comiianv of us attcndcd
tho iicw-iiiarricd couplo to thc wharf.'
Une more iiuestion anu I liave uonc: Uiu you
co tlic bracelct oii bis wifu's ann on the mor-
niii" of t- eir dcpartureV
.o, replieu tl:e othcr, 'I uul not. Do vou
unasine a woman like i-Alcn Ulcason woulu
.vcar diainouds ovcr a riding dressV
ryllcn uic..hon : n iiv tlic ulesons iivc only
n few doors aLovc tho Ilargrave's,' thought
'J Vriiaps tbcre mav bc somc truth m Marv
Ehuv.'ood's"ilorv, allcr all. Atanvratc, evcn-
thin that can be dono shall bo done.'
'l'ray, Ilinton.' toutinucd liartiey, 'cau you
me .Mr. Iv.crhaits addrcV
near l.n ii-.r.onii, a. Anu now what is thc
iueauiii" cf all tbisV
I will tell ou atanotbcrtimc, cxnlain cv-
thin?, but now I inust write to vour fricnd.'
sau liartiey, as lio'jisconueu thc stcjis wlnch
lod into liis ofiice. 'Won't vou walk mV
'A"o, Ihank'yon, I'veen enagcnicnt,' rciilicd
bis fricdil. Goo;l cvcning, Ilartlcy.'
'I'lmt night Ilartlcy wroto to Evcrbart in
'Woll, ynung nian, gctting on in this busi
ncsaV saiu old, uncciviuonious Mr. .Murphy to
Ilartlcy, a fcw days previous to that fixed on
fur tho trial oi'Mary Elmwcod. 'Wbat is your
'I aiu ierfoctly satLfied ofMary's innoccncc,'
rcturncd Hartlov, 'and I bope for her actiuit
al.' 'You don say so !' cxclaimcd thc rcally
excellont-bcartcd old luan; 'but do you tliink
thc court will be satisficd? Tbc Court's opin
ion is of morc consequeuce thana Iawycr's any
'I tliink thc court's opinion will bc thc same
as niiuc,' replied liartiey.
'A'nt you certain of it?' inquired ilr. ilur
pby witb scme trcpcdition.
'tVcIl, you must bc,' cxclaimcd tbc old man.
Ilcre's anotbcr fco for you. You nced'nt look
at it; twcnty more good dollars as. I'm a
Cbristian. Awl'ul tbin? this law is: awful, aw
fulP 'Thank you, tbank you,' srid Ilartlcy, pock
cting tbc additional twenry. You may depcnd
on my doing my bcst. Bo ready for "Tucsday
moining, thc grand jurj- mectou Monday, and
thcy will no doubt iind a bill.'
'Good byc, rcturncd the old man, walking
off witbout anotber word.
Tbc tcrrible mornin' tcrriblcforpoor flla
ry atlast arrivcd, and Ilartlcy took bisscat in
court beside bis clicnt
'Be comfortcd, Mary,' said Ilartler, with a
plcasant snde, which wcnt to tho hcart of thc
Say' "J:hedarkc3tofhoa isthehour bcfore
'Ifs a dark hour for mc now, sir,' said Mary
rcsigncdly, but witb a tear in her eyc, 'a ver
dark bour, but Itrust in GoJ. Uo will not
forsakc thc innoccnt.'
'Continuo jT5ur well-foundcd trust, said
liartiey, for thosc who trust inllim shall nev
cr bo cocfounded.'
'Commonwcaltb vs. ilary Ehnwood,4 intcr
ruptcd tho Attorncy Gcneral, rising from his
scat 'Rcadyfor trial iu this casc, Alr. Ilart
ley? 'Wc arc, sir.'
Stand up Mary Elmwood.'
'Stand up, ilary, 'foar nothing; God protccts
the innoccnt.' . "
'Yon arc chargcd in this bill of indictmcnt,
Mary, with tho larccny of a diamond bracclet.
tho proncrty of Eliza- Hanrravc: Talnc one I
thousand do!lars, lawful moncy of the United '
S ates of America. IIow say vou irniltv or f
say vou guuty or
'Xot guilty!' replied Mary, in so loud; dcar,
and vchemcnt a voicc,-that cvcry cye in thc
conrt room wcrc Cxed upon bcr.
' "You may sit down nowj Mis3 Elmwood,'
said the Attorney Gencral, evidentlv struck
with her manner. Anv obicctions to the Ju-
ry, jnr. ilartlcy.
'Thcn I -will opcn. And tbc Att'y Gcncral
aro-e and addrcssed the jury. IIo alludcd to
tho youth antj bcaty of the dcfcndant,trusting
that thcy would have no cffect whero the grcat
cads of justice wcro, conccrned. Ile spoKc of
tnc situation hclu by Alary m .ilr. llargravc s
family, thc confidencc which np to tho time of
the larccny, iiau always bccn rcposed in licr,
and adinittcd bor provious cstimablc cbaracter.
It was no doubt her Crst oifcncc an ofiencc
brouq;ht about, he beliered. morc for tbc grat
:r t i r i
lucauuu ui u loousii vanuy, uian irom a ucsirc
for the posscssion of unhallowed wcaltb. She
was about to bc lnarricd, bc continued, wbcn
the larccny took place, and the discovery of
guilt only preventod Iier nuptuals. Iic was
sorry for her, verv: but ho must pcrform his
duty, paiut'ul as be should find thc taslq and bo
wcnt ou witli the particulars ot the case, cvi
dcntly making a mostjiowcrful imprcssion botb
upon courfand iury.
'Why, Ilartlcy, said a fricnd, 'Wiafs the
mattcr with you? "WJiy did'nt you cross-ex-
nminc Miss Hargravo more closcly?'
'You will scc,' was Ilartlcy's quict rcply.
Mr.Uentley took the stand and was sworn.
Ile dctailcd the fact of the purchasc of thc
bracelct by flliss llargravc; but could not spcak
postivelv as to its identitj-. Iliss llargravc and
her fathcr, bowever, had done so, and thcir
tcstimcny was quitc suflicicnt for tbc purposes
of the Connuonwcaltb.
'Xofiucstions,' replied Ilartlcv. 'Xcvertbe-
less, Mr. Bcutley, you will pleasc remain in
'AVc closc,' said tho Attornev Goneral. won-
dcring in comnion with cvery onc clsc at Ilart
lcy's lukewannedncsj. 'Our casc is fully madc
'Go on witb thc defcnce,' said the Judirc.
Ilartlcv arosc, statins in a calm. Nmict. but
euipbatic manner, Marv Elniwood's simplc sto
ry, only adding, that, ifhe could aceount, as hc
hoped to be ab!c (o do, for tbc honorable nos-
scssion of tho brarelet allcd'rcd to bclong to
Jliss llargravc, any idca of larccny by bis cli
cnt must ncccssarifv fall io the floor.
A titter round thc Bar at the fritcncss and
Lmienesi of the storvof tbc defence. whileboth
Juuge amt Attornev Gcncral snnled at its im-
probabihty. Old .Mr. Murphy lidgctcd and
nagctcil, and, wc vcnlv behevc. vowed to
knock yartlcy down, the instant hc lcft thc
court-room. 'Dunean trcmblcd for thc safcty
of his Man-. Ilartlcv, castinsastcrnand di"-
niucu look around, sat down.
'Mr. Bcntlcv, take the stand. You have
bcen sworn, sir,' said Ilartlcy. 'I tbink vou
said, sir,' that your cstablishment madc thc
bracelct alledgcd to belonjr to Miss llargravc.
Ihd it cvcr nianuuicturc a smnlar one?'
'It did, sir.'
'At what time?'
'It wasdclivcrcd on thc lCth of July.'
'IIow arc you so prcckc as to the time?
'By my books, sir, which 1 have with mc.'
OCo matter, Mr. Bcntlcv.'
'jS"otuestions,' replied tbc Attorncy Gcn
' Villiam Evcrhart.'
'Atall, statelv, da'rk-comiilcxioncd gentlc-
man, teppcu lorwanl, and was sworn.
'Mr. Eerhart,oblige mc.'saidllai tlcv.while
a smilo of reco''iiition tascd betwcen thcm.
'obligc me b3- stating wbat vou kno w'cf a brace
lct pureiiaseu by you at thc establislor.cnt of
ot Mr. IJIakclev.
'Certainlv, sir. I cemc on to I'hiladclphia
in July, for thc purpose of fulfilling a'matri
monial cngagement, subsisting betwcen Miss
Gleason and mj-self. Stopping at Mr. Bent-
lcy's' I saw a iracelct tuade for Miss llar
gravc, and I ordercd a siuiilar onc, inten-
ding it as a prcent for niv bride.'
Examir.c this Lracclct, sir,' said Ilartlcy,
hand'ng him the jcwel.
'It is either .Mus llargravc s or thc onc madc
for me,' said tho witness- 'I cauuot say
AVas your Uiacclct lost' sir,' ennuired Ilart
'My wifo, So whom I prcscntcd it, tclls me
'Stop, sir,' cxclaimcd tho Attorney Gcncral.
'Xow, mav it plcase the Court, 1 objcct to
this testimon-. 1 have alread- allowed thc cvi-
dcncc morc than the usual latitudc, but bcar-saj-
c do not prcss the nucstion, said Ilartlcy,
'irs. liverliart is m Lourt. ill you lcaulor
ward Mrs. Evcrbart?' countinued Ilartlcv lur-
ning to the witness. Mrs. Evcrbart came for-
ward. 'Your namc, uiadam?'
'Mv busbaud, said the witness, aftcr sbe had
bccn swom, 'prcscnted mc with this, ora sim
ilar bracelct, on tbc cvcning of our wcdding.
Thc next morning, in the hurry of my dcpar-
turc, 1 ncglectcu placing itm my jcwcl-case,
and claspcd it on ihy ann. It was not until
after my arrival in Yinnnia, that I misscd mj-
ornamcnt, and not wishing to c'scitc Mr. Ev
crhart's auxicty on' tbe subject, at so carly a
pcriod of our union, concludcd to kecp tho
mattcr an cntirc sccrct from him, and submit
to my losr.
herc did yon rcside in I hiutdclpma, mad-
In Chcsnut, betwcen Elcvcntb and TwcllUi
'Xear Miss Hargrave?'
'A fcw doors abovc her.'
'Did you pass her housc on vour road to tbc
Tlierc was no cross-cxamination, cxccpt as
to the idcntity of thc bracelct, to which, likc
bor busband, Mrs. Evcrhart could not spcak
'All vcry nicc, Ilartlcy, verv, said tho At
torney Gcneral soto voce 'but it won't do you
hav'nt touchcd Miss Ilargrajvc's teitimony.'
"i erhaps not, replied his hearcr with a
smilc; 'but I have not iinishcd. Crier, call
l hc witness was sworn.
'Yonr ciecupation, Mr. Grcy?
'A jeweller, sir.'
'For wbom do" you work?'
Pray cxamino tiis bracelct. Mr. Grcv. con
tinued Hartley, handing him thc jcwel, 'and
tell the cpurt and jury wbcthcr vou bavc cvcr
seen it befbrc.''
u navc, sir,' rephcd thc witness 'it is my
'Was it thc Crst or sccond bracelct of the
kind you madc, sir.'
'Tho Second!' " :
'Tbe second !' rcitcralcd thc Attorncy Gen
cral, astonished. ' "
'The second and last, sir I ncvermadc but
two of tlic pattcrn.' , k
'And will you plcasc to cxamino this brace
lct?' said Ilartlcy, taking a casc from. liis pock-
et anu nanuiug u io me wiiucss.
'I madc this bracelct for Miss llargravc, this
is thc first bracelct.'
'Any doubt on the subject?'
'Nono at all, sir. The workmanship on the
last bracelct is thcbcttcr of thc two. Beside?,
sir, my cngraving iron slipped on thc first and
made this scratch,' and he cxhibitcd a slight
abrasion of tbc gold. r
'No question,' said thc Attorney Gcncral,
dumb witb astonishmcnt
Onc morc witness, may it please vour hon-
or,' said Ilalei"b, 'but only to aceount for my
possession of the jewel; '1 don't want to bo. in-
uictcd as a rcceivcr ot stolcn goods. Jidward
Morcland ! Edward, take tho stand. You are
Mr. Ilargrave's coacbnian, I bclieve?
Tho witness asscnted.
'Now, my man, look at thcsc jewcls ; doyou
rccogukc either of thcm?'
'I am sorry to say I do,sir, this,' and ho bcld
up Miss Ilargrave's bracelet. 'I found it iu
the carriage when it rcturncd from Mr. Ilar
grave's country housc, undcr tho cusliion,
sir, it mctmyeyc ' and the witness jwu-
'Go on, Edward. and tcll tho court whv vou
did'nt mcntion thc mattcr bcfore. Nav. nover
fear, m- dear fellow; an cvil act repcntcd of is
balf atoncd for.'
'Wcll,' you sce, 'I had kind of a sncakins
notion after Mary, but shc did'nt take kindly
to me, and I hated her for iu I did'nt find thc
bracelct till aftcrshc was takcn for athicf, and
I thought I'd havo my satisfaction out of her if
Ikcpt thc jcwel out ofsmht. But I could'nt
do it, Judge; I could'nt do it, I loved Mary,
and wbcn I found thatMr. Ilartlcy, thcrc, was
pieaumg tor ucr, 1 wcnt to Jum and told him
'Wc closc hcrc,' said Italcigh,addrcssingthc
Attorncy Gcneral. 'Now, sir, I proposc Ica
ving this casoto thc jury wilhout argument.'
'I tbink you can do so, sir,' replied the At
Thc Judge smiled, wbilo a hum of approba
tion passed from moulh to moutli
'Gentlemcn of thc Jury,' said bc.'ifyou tbink
you have suflicicnt cndenccln tluscascto con
uct, you can do so, but if you do,' and this
time he pauscd to laugh; 'I fear the court will
set asidc your verdict.'
'IIow say you, Gentlemcn of thc Jury,' said
the clerk, 'is the dcfcudant Mary FJmwood,
guilty of thcchargc of which stands imlicted or
'Not-Guiky !' said tho forcman, and as tbe
words rang on tho brcatblcss court-room, a
cltar, loud and cmpbatio burt of applauso dis
turbcd tho dignity of thc plaec.
'Sijence ! silenco!' said the Judge. 'Crier,
call silencc. Gentlemcn, siich conduct will
Mr. Evcrhart,' said liartiey, turning tothat
gentlcman, 'pcrmit me to rcturn yourbracclct
and foexpress myclicnt's thanks, and mine,
for your "enerous attcntiou to my requcat.
And Mr. llargravc, allow mc to hand you your
daughtcr's jcwel, and say to you, sir, "and'ber,
that wc should ncver bo too" posilive; human
tcstimony, no mattcr bow dixcct, may somc
Is thoro any usc in protracting our ston ?
in dilating on Marj- Elmwood's liapiiness, as
shc stood, claspcd in Duncan's mauly arms,
wlie, v.o rcgret to say, also outraged the dig
nity of tho court bv such unnreccdcntcd
procerdings? Is thcrc any usc in meutioning,
uiat om, oud -ur. rtluqihy, jiassed his hand at
eiwshis eycs.to wipe awav certain moist tes
timonials of fclling? Wc "think not but onc
ortwo othcr matters requlic somo slight degrce
of attcntion. A fcw da vs after the ti i d saw an
advcrtisemcnt insertcd in the nublie rrint:
that of the firm of "Murphy & Duncan, Whole
salo Groccrs;' and the same day, pcrhaps thc
iim. oi marnagcs coutamed another, and, we
imagine, notuncxpcctcdannouncement. And
anotuer nmc ltein, which wc had wcll nigl
torgotten, that thc first check drawn by thc
new firni, was in faor of thcir (and our)
friend, tbc counsellor, payablotohisonlcr, and
for the trifling sum cf livc hundrcd dollars,
which said cbcck was aftcrward returccd
(through thc Bank of course.) bcaring on its
back thc very well-written signaturc of "IIex
Alr. Ilarcrave and his d.mmlitpr. fn!.-!n thrir
bracelct, dcpartcd, much cha'iriiittl. tho lattcr
"i""1": ""i suu cau actnaiiy torgotten
iuji i.jurj pui iiieuraceiet on her ann: acd,
liavmg no occrsion for such a icwel in tho
country, prcsumcd it was safe at homc. Ec-
sides, she had ncvcr wished Mary'sprosecution,
not that she believcd ber innoccnt, for she did
not but becausc she did not wish to scc one
whom the reallv liked nlaccd i
;ivn Tiiit iir
with the loss of the bracclet than made lcr
appcaranc-c m a court-room. Her fathrr. bow-
cvcr, lVistcd on making an cxample of Mary,
and sbe was compcllcd to accedo to his com
mands. Iier confusion at the dcnocumcnt was
The Case of Mns. Gaises. Tbr. ftn-m
Couit of the Unitcd Statcs has at Ipixrtli ,l.,.;.,i
in favor of thc claims of Mrs. Gcn. Gaincs tolarjrc
.ilicn..ptn Sn t.A p.n.A T T T 1 . . - . "
lcr late fathcr, Danicl Clark. This casc has -ne
through all the minor conrts, for the last twclvc
ycars, witli opposition and snccess, nntil it has
rcachcd thc hishcst tribunal of thc
jusutv uud .juaiiy uccii nrnucrcu.
! : i c 11.1 i - '
Thc case altocethcr is fullof romanrp. T).-!ti;a1
Clark was onc of thc carivsctlcrs of Xpwflrtonnc
at thc thne wo purchascd Louisania, and was pos
scsscd of lanre tracts of land and nionertr !n il,,-
city and statc. Hc alsp was an"active politician,
uuu a uiixu i.-iuaicu wtns anu cousiucrale tai
ent. Ile had two daughtcrs who wo bclieve he
carly sent north for the lcncfit of thcir cducation ;
and bcing taken snddcnly ill hcdied bcforo hav
ing time to make his arrangcmcnts as to the dis
posal ofhis propcrty. Itis prcsumcd hc Icfta
will; but immcdiatcly on his death, his papcrs and
propcrty wcrc takcn posscssion Of bvtwoof his
friends, calling themselvcs execntors"; and as hc
had no othcr white pcrsons widi him whcn hc
died, alt tcstimony as to his dcclarationswcrepnn.
fincd to theso two, who went on to arrange tter
csiaic ana uisposc oi me propcnr. jirs. uaincs
was takcn into thc fimily of CoL Davis of fhiliu
delphia, and hrought up by him as his own dangh
ter. CoL j;avis was thc tncnd of the New Or
leans cxccutors, and we pcrsume thcv fainishnl
thc means of theyoungLidy education and.sup
port, with the undcrstanding that shc was to
know no othcr fjthcr; and we wcll rcmembcr
Myra Davis; a SDrishtl vjittlev cirl. froin? to' Mrs.
Bazklcj's School in that city.
Whcn she flirivcd at tho ajre of womanhcod
still bclievin" hcrself the daughter of Col. DaTis,
shc-married. Jlr. Whitncj a son of GenJSVhitnevi
of Binghampton;ia jh
statc: and thcn by somc
mcans which we donol nowrcccollcct, discovcrcd
that shc was thc danghter of Danicl Chwk. Ilcr
selfand husband proccedcd to New Orleans, and
callcd on tho cxccutors for a statcmsnt of hcr af
fairs. Thcy scoated the idca of her bciiig thc
daUghtcr and hcircss of Danicl Clark, and she
commcnecd a suit for the rccovcry of hcr propcrty.
For somc publication in thc papcrs charging the
cxccutors witli frand, thcv threw Mr. Whitncv in
prison, whcro bc died of the yellow fcvcr, Icaving
thc yonnir widow alcne among powcrful oppo-
ncntf, to scck ja-stice where shq could obtain rt.
ith lndomitalile pcrscvcrance, liowcvcr, limitca
rcources, andfew friends, she carricd on the suit,
pleadinirher own causc and procccding from court
to court, and obtaincd decieion in hcrfavor. Gcn.
Gaincs, struck with hcrwondcrful cncrgy of cltir
actcr, and admiring her fine talcnts, marricd hcr,
and dctcrmincd himsclf on hcr bchalf to carry on
thc suit, until at lcngth it has bccn dccidcd in hcr
favor. aud mtliout doubt justly. blic had bccn
dcfraudcd of her rights, and almost any woman
would have sunk undcr thc pcqdcxingdifficidtics
and cmbarrassmcnts of such a protractcd suit.
Thc proucrtv consistins of plantations and lots
in and ncar thc rity of New Orlcans,is worth mil-
iiuus. and rjccimcuK suiis wiu no uouut pii;&5
lieavily on its prcscnt holdcrs ; bnt ilrs. Uaines
is a woman all hcart, and will so compromisc thc
claims as to makc thc loss fall ligliur ou tlic sut-
fercrs, and still Icavc hcr a princclv fstunc. All
who arc friends of thc orphan and of justice will
rcjoicc iu thc issue of tbis casc ; and if thc execu-
tors arc alivc, wc cniy them not their ieclings on
licaring of this ilccision. It should be a Icsson
to all pcn-ons cqtrusted with thc scttlcmcnt of cs
tates to act jnstly in thc discharge of thcir dutics
TO THE CITIZEXS OF TIID- COUNTY
The uudersigncd wcrc appointcd, at tho late
mccting of tlic Addison County Tcmpcraucc So
cicty, a committcc to prcpare and publUh a bricf
addrcss to their fellow citizcns of thc coiinty. Iu
the discharge of thcir duty thc committce are a-
warc that the subject of tcmpcranic has bccomc
tritc, bnt thcy have thc foll convictiun tliat it has
lost nonc of its importancc, by thc loss of its nov-
elty. On the contrary, its importaiu-c is cgntiuu
ally cnhanccd by thc grcat incrcasc of thc forcign
population in our State and country. Thc con
tcst against thc salcmu usc of intoxicaliug liqnors
as a bcvcrage, is a contcst of principlc. It aims at
thc cxtcrminatiou of somo of the grcatcst cvil
which aGUct socictv. Itaims not oalv to rcdccm
the slavcs of a vicious appctitc from their bondngc
and ralse thcm to be uscful mcmbcrs of socicty,
and to promotc thc pcacc and happiness and pros
pcrity of familics, but to rcniove thc causcsofp-u-pcrism
and crimcs, and thus rclieve thc burdcns.
and promotc the gcncral ordcr. intclligcnce and
welfare of thc communitv. Thc tucccss which
has attcndcd thc cfibrts of the friends of tcmpcr-
ancc, thus far is mattcr of just congratulation.
The improvcmeut in tho l-.abits of the pcoplc.witli
tcspcct to dio use of intoxicating liipiors within
thc last twenty ycars in this country, is manifest
and striking. And it is mattcr of jitstpridc to tu
as a nation, tliat tlie grcat priccipic of "total ab
stinencc" first adopted and practfccd midcr
t!io Tempcranco PlcJge in this country, U now
pcrfonnmg signal wondcrs in the rcformation
ofthccommon pcople of Enroic, -In the prog-
rcss of this rcformation in onrovn conntry,ia sev
cral of thc statcs, thc friends of tcmpcraucc have
invckcd the uid of law to save fiom tcmptition
thosc who havo lost thc powcr of sc'f conlrol, as
wcll as those who arc gradually yicldin" to thc
doniinion of a craving appctitc. Thcy have claim
cd Ihe right of thc majority to decide upon the
continuance or the rcmoval of a traffic, wLii h is a
most prolific sourco of evil iu the couimunity.
The voicc of Uie pcople of this statc dccidcd by a
Iarge majority against unrcstrictcd liccuscs. Thc
cxperiment of thc opcmtion of the cxisting law
for one ycarhas provcd bencficial. Thc cont1
mittcc bclieve thc mantity of iatoxicathig lifjuors
sold and uscd is grcatly diiiiinulud. At nnyratc,
thc pcople arc gainers, whilc the trafiic Iias thc
stigma of tranfgrcssiou and dishonor attachcd to
it. If th" law is to bc violatcd, ltt it bc done in
darkcomcrs orccllars oruudur covcrof night,
lathcr than tliat the scnseof a virtr.ous couimuni
ty bc woundcd and insultcd in opcn day. Lct tlic
full rcsponsibility ofhis act rest upon tho trans
grcssor, without thc chancc to parry his guilt by
thcshicldof thc law. Lct-him hc lcft to wcigh
in the bahncc ofhis conscicncc hisobligations of
olcdicnce to law and thc voicc of the communily
against his lusi of gain. Thefrccmcn of the state
will bc again callcd upon on the first Tucsday of
March ncxt , to votc upon thc (jucstion of liccnsc
pr no liccnse for tlic sale of intoxicating liouors
as a bcvcrage. Lct not apathy and mdificrcncc
prcvail among tho friends of tcmpcrancc in the
county of Addison. In the discharge of our m
dividual and rclative dutics, God" has made cvery
man thc kccpcr of his own consciencc Lct us
ce to it, indiridaally, that in this mattcr of grcat
pubIicconcern,wc discharge our conscicnccs faith
fully, and not, by our ncglcct, have occasion to
rcproach oursclvcs, if the salc of liijuors shall a-1
gain bccomc, in opcn day.a frec, nnrcstraincd and
honoralilo trafiic, and we bc compcllcd to witness
continually drunkanls staggcring through our
strccts. PETER STAKR,
Middlebury, Fcb. 8, IS1S.
For the Galaxy.
SLAVEUY AND WAK.
If tho contcmolation of unholy objccts is
calculatcd to arousc tho indignant feelings of
thc wisc and good and stirtbobrcast with pity,
where, Ol wberc is the hcart that docs not
hcave with anzuish whcn bronjht to dwcll on
that diabobcal and murderous war, wagcd by
us. against a sistcr Hepublic ? I say waged by
tw; for; bowever oftcn James Ii. Polk may de
elare that Mcxico was Ihc aggressor, cvcry
well iuformed schoot-bov knows that this is an
cgrcgious falsebood, an Implous fraud, wbich
ought to mautlc tbo cbcck of its author with
tho dccDCSt blusb of shame.
H U onn thintom.mulacture anrctcxtand
fp.rment nnarrcls. and en!nder strife. but quitc
an other to make cvery man believc this isall
quite right. This is trulv a war for Slavcry.
Go back to the first Texas rcvolted from
Mcxico because sbo would not allow bcr to-
bold Slavcs. Hcncc a contcst betwcen thc
twopowcrs. Thc battlc ot ban Jacmto was a
crisis of thc strusnile betwcen thc, desirc on
tbe part ol 3'exico to abolish shweryj and of
Texas to .raaintain it. San, Jacinto dccidcd
thtcontc'st' ia lavor of Slavcry. "Eager for
protcction, shc applicd to us. Wc, cvcr read v
todo Slavcry's bidding, cxtendcij the hand to
tbis brat of Sbivcry and bccamo its gpd-father
artd god-motber. llaving got Texas, we have
hcr wais to figbt and hcr Slavcry to dcfend.
It is asserted, on thc bcst of evidcncc, tliat
for a long pcriod of ycars the Frce Statcs have
had to pay a tax of S50,000,000 a ycarfortbc
suppott of Slavcry ! !
Thcn, at thc instigation of Slavcbolders, tbc
tho Florida War was wagcd, tocbastisc theln-
diansforaflbrding sheltcr to theirfugittvc slavcs
thussaddbng onlo usabill of $40,000,000 morc.
Now Polk's ivar fdr conquest, and glory, and
slavcry, is incurring a national debt that will
hold us in bomlago for years. Bat tbis is not
the worst fcaturc of thcwar. It isbad enougb
to snuaniler millions of thc nconlu's moncv in
tbis licllisb strifc, but itis far worsetodrag
tiiousamls ol ouryoung nien into the iicld of
dcatb to die of black vomitor thc hand of the
enemy. Ovcr 10,000 haVc"tbus fallcn.
"The blood, the trcasure o tho North is thrown
with lavh-h hand
To sprcad tliat hcll-bcgottcn cursc that staius our
natiro land ;
The Itio Bravo's silvcr strcam, is ranning rcd
And Ccrro Gordo'a rccking ficld is cryhig ont to
Thc dark brow'd Mcxican, in arms'to save his
Bccausc the Slavcr wantcd room 10 wield tlic
whip and chain."
Last'weckwe saw n young man abont 22
ycars of agc, a native of this country, now di
rect from .i.exico, who hasbecn inmostof the
priueipal battles, was cnigcd in the taknigol
N'cra Crux, cam'es tho matks of a boio-knile
in bis body and will to bis graie. ltemarkeil
that ho had iiad thosc ncxt him shot dead at
his sidc expceted to mect thc Iiko fate, but
wasso fortuuate as to Csiapc (bviiemikiion)
witb his lic. AJas ! what a sehool for young
Wherc arc the moral Sampsons, whose
strength should bc felt aud voices hcanl, fiom
thehallsof Congress,falliiiglikcjH:alsof thun
dcr npou tho cars of a gudty nation V Somc
arc doing nobly, but thc majority of Northern
Whigs, it is to be fcarcd, arc a.leep over their
ibargc. Awake, ye strong mcn, aud deelare
in an carlliquaie roice that you cannot and will
not vote for a singlc tnati or a tinglc dollar to
carry on this inglorious strifc.
Startling and stcrn, tho Northern wiuds shall
Ovcr St. Mary's Io Potomac's wav'c;
And buricd Frccdom sludl-awakc to hcar it
Withiu hcr gravc.
O, lct tliat voice go forth ; thc bondmcn sighing
iiy banlces wavc in 3Iisisippi's cane,
Sliall fccl thcj'ope uidiin his Losom dying,
Lct it go forth! thc millions whd are gazing
Sailly upon us from af.tr, shall smilc,
And, nnto God ilcvouf thanksgiring ratsing,
Blcss us thc tthile.
O, for our ancicnt frccdom, pure and holy,
For Ihc dclivraiicc of a gioaning cartli,
ortl:c wrongcd cajitivc, blccding, crushcd and
Let it co ror.Tit 1"
Larrabcc's Point, Fcb., 13 IS. S. B. It
ADDISON CO. LII5EUTY CONA'EXTION.
Pursnant to a rall by ihc District Committcc.
tlie i.i'jcrty mcn or Addison Co. nscmbtcd at tlic
Wcslcyan iiicctinr--Iiou'!e in Wcvbriijc. on ihc
20tU Jun. 18-18. Ihc ( onvcnlioii wa tciniioralh
orgauizcd by the .ipiHiintincnt of Danicl Tiviihcll
Prcss. and lf. !. Fitller Scc. Pravcr was olfcrcd
hy Kcv. alr. Davton.
On motion of Col. S. Dodrc. a Committcc of
live was apiKiintcd bv thc Cliair to nomiiiata of-
ficcrs for the Convcntion. Thc followin;; namcd
gcntlmicn wcrc said Committcc: Sainuel C.
Clapp, 3uIo btoxrc, Sanlis Dodgc, Chauncev
I.cwR and Mr. Gilbcrt. "Mr. Frciich. ouc of tlu?
District Committcc bcing callcd upon, ndiba-sscd
tlic Convcntion, submiithig a pinn of organization
for tlie Co. On r.iolion of Mr. Giiindoii, the p!an
was adopted. On nin;iou a Coiiiiuittcc of nno
from cacli town rcprc-'cntcd, was appoinled to nom
ir.ateaCo. C'ominiltcc, nami-Iy: AddUon, Tni
man B. Smilh; Cornwall, I'oinrort-'carl; Fenia-
up.rii, u. XV. wu-Ker: Uranvillc, Mmon liM;
Miildlcburr. Harvcy Wi!cox ; Kcwluven, S'amuel
C. Clapp; Waltham, A!oii7oIIawkins; Whiting,
Ephraim Moullon; Weybridge. K.uisom Stpw.
Adjonrned till 1 oYIork P. M.
Aftcmoon : Pravcr by Bcv 3Ir Drakc. Tlie
Committcc rai.cd for that pnq)0-c madc thc fol-
lowmg nominations lor olhccrs ortlie Uonventlfln
and thcy wcrc scvcrallv appointcd. Daniel
Twitchcll, I'rcsidcnt: .Xirholas Giiindon and
Harvcy Wilcox, Vice l'rcsidcnts ; I. L. Fullcr,
6ommers u. i-oot, &ccrctancs.
Tlie committce raiscd for that pnrrcic. nomi
natcd for County Committcc, Nicholas Gnindon,
Uhairman; lt. L. iullcr, Jlilo Stow and Cslcs
Cook, and they were Miverally clccted. Mrtow.
at his requcst, was cxcucd aiid CoLSardis Dodgc
itjs iiipuuiu:u in ins piacc. un motion, a utm
ncss Committc.consistin!r of Rcr.M Drakp. W'm
II. Freneh, Efaj, N. Gnindon and Ezra Warren
wcrc appointcd. who rcportcd rcsolstions for thc
ronsidcratiou of thc-Convcntion. The Convcn
tion was addrcssed hy Rcv. Mr. Davton, W. H.
rcncii, i-.sq, aiuton cicrk, U. U. linggs and
In thc cvcning Miltcn Clark spoke to a largc
attdicucc, with mnch acccptancc, aud it is hopcd
wiih goou cncct. un motion, uie Lonvenuon
adjoamcd without dar.
DANIEL TWICHELL, Prcs.
R. L. FctLEB, I t. -.
S. G. Foor, 1 &ccrctancs.
The charge ajniinst Gcn. Scott is at lcngth
discloscd;-wc arc at lcngth inlbrmcd of the
gravc rcasons which havomduced thc Admin
istration to rccall tlic bcro who bas chaincd
victon- to tlie Amcrican standard, and lo sub
ject bim to tlic mortification aiul indignity of
i'-i i . i- . t. r - i - i . -
a inai uciun: iu3 iiiicno uiiu ciicuues. il is
this Gen. Scott bas bccn wanting in jcspect
to tln Secrctary of War ! IIo bas not mani
fested that propcr defercncc wblch is duc lo
thc oflicial station, the nrilitary talcnts and the
military cxpericnco of Wilfiam L. Marcy -'
Possibly he bas prcsumcd to sct np his own i
deas against the ovcrnowcrins weiitht of Mr.
Marcy's opinions. FOsMbly, "thc g.illant old
soldicr, pcrplcxed with the rcsponsibiiitlcs
which rcsted upon him, vexcd by tlio continu
alfailuni of tbo AdmiuLtrition to fulfilits
promiscs to bim, and wcaried witi tbe man
agemcnt of cverv tbingat Washington, may
ihave esprcsscd himsclf sharply to the mcn who
have so-fcebly suppltcil bim. He has made
somo imprudent rcmark and has issued some
ordcrs, thc style of which is open to criticism.
And for such' oflence he is deprived of bis
command, bis own chargcs agaiiiit & suLordi-
nafc ofiiccr aro dismisscd without cvcn tlio
form of an investigation, and hc Ls ordcred' ttf
rcport liimself to mcn far bencath him in rank
and bclicvcd to bc politically or pcrsonallr Tn-
imical to him. Tliere can bo but onc. opinion
upon tbc flagrant ingratitudo and wrong of
this proceedinfr. Thcre is no apolosy for if.
We do not belicvc that a court of military of-
licers cnn be found snflieientlr subservient to
the views of tlic Administration to condcmn
Gcncral Scott upon such miscrable pretcxts.
l.i: .i . . , . .,, , 1 .
i i-vuciu mai nc wui Dcaequiltcd. liutthu
mjury of suspending him in his command and
the nidignity of the trial will be most mortify
mg to him. Such an act is a better commcn
tary upon thc cbaracter of this Administration
than could bc written in a wbolo vokme-
At tho Printcs Fotival in Washirgton, the
rullowing was onc of tlic rcgubir toasts .
ul'omw The fuircst irurt of crcation seeing
that thea.'ton is cxicnsireJct no man bc Without
Hon. John WJoncs. Sjakcr of the XXVIIIth
Conrcss, died at hts rcsidence in Chntcrficld
Lo. V il, on the 29:h, aftcr an illness of o nsidcra- iil
me uurnnon. ile was a membcr of ConeresT h
Tui: V.vx Nr.ss Case. The U. S. Snpreme
Court has dumftycd tho appcal for Mrs. Conner,
who claimed to lie thc wife ofthe late Gtn. Jehir
I. Van Ncss. All the ladics tliat go to law don't
fare as wcll as Mrs. Gaincs";
Col. Fkcvoxt's Sextekce. Thc WasninB
ton corrcspoiidcnt ofthe 1'ldladtlpliia .ffjo-says:
-Col. Krcmout's scntince is a very Might one r
suspettion for a tliort period, and prohahleremH
mou of cvcn thu. This h tlie cnd of all (hc grcat
laWrs onhc ConrtMnrtial that sat more than two
TllB j".ATK El.KtTtOX 6r t. S. Shxa
toi: ix Tiir. LouisiiAxx LK(jisi..iri:K.
Vc have already chTonicIcd the fact tlint Mr.
1'icrre Soale (a wcll . known Loco Foco) bas
liecn elcrted to tl.e Unitcd Statcs Scnatc hy
thc IxnbLina Legislalurc, bv a majority ofste
en, altbougb that l flrly has a" Whig majority of
two : this ttntowanl reMilt having beeh brt't
about by thc dcfeclion of Mr. Baldwin, of $a
bine, and Iheabscnce of Mr. Myles.of Wash
itigton, which produced a t:i on thc first two
ballots, nnd thc tlescrlionof Mcssrs.Felix Gar
cia aiul W. S. rarham, of tho SenalC. and C.
Biciiveim and Jolin Watkins, 0r tlie Iloufe,
ontho thinl-aU Whigs, orat Ira' Iwing
Iien- ofore enrollcl ihciibelve with (hattiartv!
c Iuw now to ici ord Anolhcr ifcm iii this
str.ingo Iuslory, which may possibly lead to
In tho Louisiana llousc of Il.'nrpcpnini;.
on Tncsijar, Jaimary 25th, the dar followin
tbe clcction, tho foHowmg jiroccedin"s too
placc, as rcportcd in the Bullclin :
ilr. Joncs, of JelTerson, toc antl safil, as it
was cnrrcntly rcportcd that a mcniber ef thi
Housc, fti abscnting himsclf on Mor.dav la.st,
was InllHcnccd by corrujit motives, be'fclt it
bis duty to gc a statcmcnt cf a convcrtalion
hc had had with the membcr whoie ilanieisso
frcely uscd bv thc public in onler tliat Iho
Housc liiightj take whst aetion: on-itit Bii-ht
dccm j.ropcr. Mr. Johcs thcn funiLhcd tho
followmg written statcmcnt:
Thc Ilon. Isaac" A.Myles, in a convcrjation
nth mo last Satnrday evenmg, stalcd tliat fonr
negroeslud been Ofiered him nottovotea
Whig United Statcs Senator. Thcgcnireniaii,
in tho" convcrsation, was speaking of the clcc
tion by thc LegUaliire of a Senator on thefol
lowing Monday. IIo did not state bv whom
the oirer was madc. Hc furthcr statctl, in this
sauic convcrsation, tliat iic was old Ihatho
had two nt-OTo lovs and a wom.m. wTiM.
suflicicnt for bim." and lhat he
scrvc his conscicncc pure, as agexxl conscicncc
was wortn morc ttian jirojicrty.
Mr. Pilio thcn nrenlcil fi.ltn,-;,..
Kesolvcil, Tliat in viewof tlm in(rmnt
mailc by the liiciiiber from thc panMi of Jcfi
ferron, a comniittoc of fivc iiii iiiIhts 1.
pointcd by Ihc Spcater, wiih instrut tions lo
inquire whelher a brc.n:h of tho nn"io!...r,. .f .
this Ilouse Jias been conintiltcd. or atlcmpteil
Io bc commitlcd by any imjiroM-r act on Iho
part of thc meiiibcrs or lh Hi
to inllucncc any monihor there,f. rtlhcrto vOlc
ior a pantcttiar canilul.ile for l iii'i d Slates
Senator, or to altaiu from inl?nr. .-it ibi ..!.
tion on Ihe 21th January ; and that said coiu
unttcc have powcr to scrul for pcivons and pa
pcrs, and be diwiod o renort tlm tisU r.r
thcir inquiry to this iroiw.
Aftcr somc dchatu thc rcsolulion w.omlnni-
eil, anfl the Speakcr annoiinccd the c-oipinitteo,
lioiild coii!irt of thc followins gi-titlcjnen.
Messw. Pillc. McV3. Kcene. Smlth. nf V-.f.
chiloches, and Alills.
ANOTilEU WILMOT PROV1SO.
Tlic Ilon David Wtlmot, of Pennjylvania,
is grcat ou provisoi. Evcry grcat man, of
coursc, must bc celebrated forsomctbing. Mr.
Wilmot has cLosen to binge his immortality on
a scries of Provisos. As'they sccm to bc cs
ccllcnt ones wc think his choicc wcll madc.
IIo has bccn adding a Proviso, wbich was ad
opted in Committce, to"thcLoanproject bcfore
thc Housc of lieprescntativcs.
The following is tlie amendmcnt oflcrcd by
Mr. Wllmot to thc rcsolution of Gcn. Vlntoa
in thc Housc of Koproscntativcs on Tuesday
"And that said Committcc bc instructcd to
rcport a bill raising, annually, during thc coii
tinuanccof tho war, and until tho pavmcnt of
the public debt, thc sum of 'ihc millions' of
dollars, to bc asscsscd on personal property,
stoeks, and moncy at intcrcst, and aportioncd
among the several States, as provided by tho
Youxo Men's Association .The Iea
turoiof Alr. Mcacham, bcfore this association
on Friday cvcning l:it was morc fully attcnd
cd, wc should judge, than that of any of the
prccccdiug oncs; it is unnecessary for us hcre
Us say that all wcrc highly pleascd witb tho
lccture, and that tlic friends of Mr. 51. wero
as usual gratificdand inlercstcfl in tbc manner
in wbich tbo subject was,broaght to thcir at
tcntion and consideratioarRatland Ilerald.
Marylaxd EixcnoJr or U. S. Sexator.
Ilon. James rcarec, Whig, was rc-electecl
tothc u. b. Senatc forstx ycarsfrom tbc4tli
of March, .18-19, by tlr rlgislatu: jof Mary
land, on Wedhesday, M 5nt. ThVwte stood
for Mr.Fcarcc 40; for DivCathel llnmphreys,
loco, of Somcisct, 28; onc'bknk and one &cat-