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II. BELLi,....Etlitor and Proprictor.
MIDDLEBURY, VT. JULY 13, 1841.
VOLUME VI, NUMBER 10.
The Pc-ipi.E'9 Pre? ts prinlcd in the Drich
liuildin JS'orth cdnf Ihr Itndsc. by
hi rekom all orders ror printing Bnnks, Pampldels,
Silh. f'ard: nfcreri des ripthn.irill be ncalhj
and f.ishion.ibly excculed, at shorl votice.
TER.MS OF THE SIXTH VOLUME.
Jnrtn lilimN nul rnmpnnlrs who t-ke at the oflice,
or 1 50 rrnt if paid In tU oiunlha.
oinpanirfin staiernnt. ...., S,75
ir irp.iMi in six mnnihs.
Thyu; whn lak nf l'nrld"r, .... $3.00
Uomranti-s nml inIhllnai nflf the route . 1,71
nr 1 50, If nald ln fli mnnllis.
Knp-iiN-ritdisrnritliiiiH un'jl arrcarnffra an pflld, exeent at the
nptinn of pnipririnr. No pariiiciirs to C&rrlcraallowcd cx.
rrptitnlen-d hv llti-pioprlPlor. "
All ciHnniunicalHinii cnu.-I be adilrrssnl lo the edltor I'nrr PID-
THE PRESIDENT'S BURIAL.
BY WaLTER COLTOtf.
Aie " Burial o" Sir John Moore."
Slowley and mntirnfully pass ihry on
To ihe liome where the dead are sleeping,
While ihe funeral notes ofthemufilcd drum
O'cr thesnhle bii.T are wp -pini.
Hp starts not now at Ihe wrll-known sound,
The li rilling silence breakiny,
He Rprin3 not forth lo his zomrades rouDd,
Fiom liis guiet slum'jer waking.
Sadly a-id si'ently piuse Ihcy nnw.
While the soldier's tars are stcalintr,
His.martial fotm and his s'ern. proud brow
His hcnrl's deep tirief revealins:
He are; not now llirouh the slrnnger's eye
Should mark his bilter sorrow
He thinks of ihr sctne in the days eone by,
He raourns fot the chcerless morrow.
Not a sound is hcard as they ga'her near,
Save Ihe hallowed prayer ascemlin:; ;
The pitr.oi'. sigh and llif statesman's tear,
In rnireless crecf are blen.lin:;:
Thry mourn for a b'nder, a luler gonc,
A nniion's h lpe and glory,
A chnsen guide from hi pcop'e torn,
The honoied iu fatne'i proud story.
From ihe jrrave tlicy lurn with measured trcad,
The toml's dark foral clo-qns,
But it mallers not to the saintrd dead,
Ou his S viour's breast reposins;:
Wiiha nob.'er thronsjin the wurld of liglit,
His lansomcd soul is dwe!linr,
For the victory won througli the Conqtieror's
His soii!T of trinmuh swelling.
Philailelphia, April 7, 1811.
Tnc Ciiops. From thepapers ve find that in
the wetcrn states in ihe early part'of Junc the
severe drought ihrenlened a very sranty harvesf.
Espccially in the western section of New York
it w.is ihen oxpecied that no more wheat would
be irr.ivrn il.au would sudice for their own con
sumplion. I3ut botter li pt s me now eniertained in thrse
resions. Copious rains have refreshed the
The foll'iwing notice is fiom a Ilochestjr pa
pcr of Juae 21.
U'nATiiKn and Ckops. The long cnntinuncd
drouhs llias at last bcen relicved by copious show
crs. Tne ell'ect on vegetation seeins iilniost
inagic.il. Leaf and gras-, se:ired with heat or
ti-g.imined with dust, are freshencd and quicken
ed Uv ihe gnieful rain.
An cxcur.-sion betucen Korhcstcr an.l Canan
da gua hai I'nablcd us to wilnos the gratifyins
C"ntral presented liy the inteivcning country,
in dncqutnce of the cheering changt.
Ve venture to prrdici, after sorne nbservation
and inquiiy anions inu lligent tarniers, ihal the
harvesi will not lall inuch shurt ofan avcrai;e
The ncws from Orange county, N. Y., of the
same date, is also cni-ourasmg" After a tlirfi
d.ivs' rain the vhole fice of nature waschngeil.
The whrnt, wbicli liad been m nrly blasted' hv
the drouht, wnssafe ilirouli the effecis ol" ihe
r.iin,- and woidd ripen williout anv more. It
iiad not been allacked by insecu, and was
ilumjlit tobe sal'e frora them. Every liiin-;
looked promisin? ; the firmets were inuch rn
cour.ije i, anJ the.e scenifd to be little dutihtl.ul
ihe crons wojld he generally Oiid.
Iu Miciiigan. along the Valley of the St. Jk
scpli, the wlieat wns backward, owing to the
unusual lai-ness of iho season. It is slated that
all kinds ofcrops were two weeks in arrcar, and
winter wheat in part;-.ular. The northern part of
Indiane preented "buta poor prospectof yielding
one half an aver.i-e crp. The grain was vtry
thtiion thegmund, the ear short, and the ,-talk
gener.illy. would not exceed two and a half feet
Thry thik, liowever, that let the crops be
as hghtas tlicy rnay,still the dicount ol mother
earlh. is far preferable to that nf their broken
The prosect of fruit in that region was nerer
From Maryland. the accounts arc by no means
encourogiiis. In sliort, the ediiors seem Komf
what given to croaking. Of wheat, they think
thetc will scan-ely be an average. It is thin on
the 2Tou -d. has been severelj injured hy the fly
and fimlly. they iear the worst. Oatsand cnrii
were vcty backvv'urd. on aciouiu of the Inte sea
son; rye as alibutfair.
In the nt i5libotho.id or Wheelin-i. the wheat
crop was eood in the vallies, but had Hiiled euiire
ly on the lnlls. In the neihborin;paris of Ohio
and Pennsylvanta, there were some very Cne
In Ohio, it is stated. that there was every ap
pearance of a capital wheat crop, as lale as the
midille of June.
The Wheat Crops. We have the most
cliernng intellig-nce ftom the interior. The
fields proimseaprolific harvest. The aggregate
crop will be nearly doub'e that oflast year, and
will amount to beiween four and five millions of
busliels. The amount of Pork, too, will be pro
poitionably increased. Michiaan, therefoie. has
no reason to despair. Her wheat and pork will
.uiiimanu a gona currency. and soon all will be
well. Dctrnit Jidv. 2d intl.
rtiE Rain. A gent!eman from Clarendon, Or
leans county, says they had no rain there ol late
.T,,h.ime'nl'0"l"s; wl,ile we 'eanifiora .Mendon
uiat tnt . grnund 'n the cornBelds
umi.oi tourorfivetncbes.-RoceiMfer Vmo-
Pno;pECTS is Ohio. A Commission house in
Ch'Tel.tiid, who have means for a ueneral knnwl
edgeof ihe htate of tht Fprirnr wlieat ctop n'ong
the li-c of the Ohio canal. wiites to a correspou
dtnt in this city, under date of June 23 "The
growing crops since the late tains look mur?
promiiiig. and we think that the prospect of an
average crop may be called gooJ."
Buffdo June 26.
Rain. "We have hnd a cnpioa shotver this
morning. The water fell moderately and con
liuued m rain a fulTicient lengih ul'time tnmois
tcn well the thitsty eanh. We rejoice to see by
ourlatestexchange papers, that all Western New
York has bren hi-ihlv favored wiih reviving
showers within the last few days. The we nther
cou'd not bc ruore lavorable to the interets ol
ihe liusbandman- Buffalo Onn. Jldv.
TlIB CflOPi AND THK WCATUER. The COpioUS
sho crs which have lallen lerently in this vicini
itV, iiive been ol incalcuUble benefit. The
drooght liad previoasly beer. so cxcessive, that
L'reat foars were entt-nained of a lotal destinciion
ofallgrowing crops that were not too lar ad
yanced tn be bryond a liubilily 10 injurv. As it
is, the cropofitrass must nf nccssitv be small
excep inic on loiv grouuds. Rye which is the
niincipal wintcrcrain raised in ihis scctinn, lnok-
rpmarkab'y well, and will sonn be ready for cut
ting. Corn 13 extremely backivard, ahhough it
has grown very rapidly for the last ihree or four
days, and the pi'ispecis of a sood crop are im
ptoving. Spring grain promiscs an average
crop. j.roy ntg'.
Dublin 10A of Atii Manth, 1811.
Dear Friend. A few days sinco I wroto
n !ong letter to my valued nnd energetic friend
Edward C. Dclavan. The main tenor of it
wns to urgc you to make all theuseynu can of
Ireland to hold her up as a hving present
examplo of what tolal abstinence has nchievod !
as a pqpulation of nine millions I who, freetl
from the soul tlcstroying, deadly, uncxpressible
cursc of strong drink and drunkenncss, are go
ing on vigorously in ihe marchof improvcment,
without for a moment lookinc behind, orindu).
ging even tho idea of returning. like a dog lo
its vomit, to their old sensua! dcbasemcnt !
Ycs ! total abstinencc, or its succoss, is now no
debatable point in Ireland the battle is gnined
the victory is won. Tho grcat mnssofthe
penple in Leinster, Hunstur and Connought
are tctotnllcrs ; ourjatls nre coniparatively
empty; Ireland nccds but few soldiersto kcc'p
herinorder; cxcusc mc, in my opinion slu
nceds none ; our police in Dublin havo n sine
cure ; a dtunken inan is a rarity. Such is Ire
land now ! Comparc it wiih what slio was,
but a siiort time since famous formanythings,
Imt most of all, for drunkenncss. Think, my
fricnds, of disturbcd portions of tho counlry be
ing now very tnodcls of peace think of an
Irisli Fair without n drunkcn man to bo sccn
think of our public houscs, now in hundreds,
fiiher 'io bj let," closed, or cpcncd in olhcr
trades think of our distillcries honcstly declar
ing llmt their propertv is all but lost that it
has deprecatcd from 50 to 70 per cent, and
that thny havo now no hope of i:s improving,
that the poiter brewery would bo enough for
Dublin, ajv! and too much that tho largc
Dublin distillery is now an ont meal mill, and
niany othcrs in Ireland are eithcr closed or
ncxt donrto it yctlhese are all facis, and no!
n littlo nf what I could tell. Oli ! what a mag
iiiflccnt sight it is to bc present at the scene of
Theobald fllathew's labors. During a visit.I
paid liim, when he was last in Dublin ndniin.
isiering the nledge, hetold mo of his visit to
Carlow. a shorl time since, Such overwhelm
ing crowds as there were! A gentleman who
had been a distiller lent a large fieid in which
the people assemhled. He (T. M.) said he
thought there could not have been less than
80,(100 present ; n'l intcnsely anxious to lake
the plcdgo nndloget near the great apostle
of Temperunce. At whatever side of th fieid
it was repoitcd he wns coming, there moved
tlic vast niass. rolling liko the wavcs ofthesca
Rut so gtcat was the pressure, that hc dared
not show himself. After creeping round the
ht:do looking for an openin in which he
could gct amongst them, with somo chanco of
dividing ihe mass, he thought it most prudent
toslipnnav. Ile did so nnd sent word that he
would udminister thc plt-uge in nn inclosed
yard, whero tho crowd would be dividcd and
"the pledge be ndministercd with safety. The
tcns nf thousands flocked down, wcrc ad
mittcd oy degrccs, and returned to ih)irhomes
with happy hearts, and with no imsgivings,
about solemnly upholding their pledge.
I obscrvo by tho "Freman's Journal" of
ycstcrday morning, "that not a singlo case of
lippling was beforo any of the head police of
five divisionson Ihe previous morr.ing" And
this is Ireland I This is Dublin with its popu
lation of 250.000 nnd upwards, and with a vig.
ihnt day and nighl police looking out for
drunkards. Then again look at our Savings
Banks; in January 1840 the receipts exceeded
the pxymcnts 5200. Is not this proof posi
tive ofwhat is goingon? Amongst "T. Math.
ew's" latet triumphs were 100,000 members
at Bells in the Co. ofMeatb, and 25,000 at
Canlidenot.but these arc common matters now.
Thus I could go on, but my paper warns me. I
cannot go much further.
I find we printed too many Reports oflast
year. As it is, I think, a well drawn up doc
ument, and may be useful to you, I avail myself
of the kindness of a friend to send a few of
them, you can distribute as you approve. With"
kind rcgards and wishing you every juccess in
your arduous, labors I am sincercly your
P. S. Bu: I must tell trulh, however painful.
Whilo the working classes are so noblv forego.
ing their once prized gratification ; 'there is
little of a corresponding sympathy in the mid-
dle claws. onnme shamo upon them. If
the movement taiis, a neavy load of guilt will
bn atthflirdoors! Awful is their responsibility.
I am glad to stato bowever, that larg 3 number3
of respectoble persons havo jaken the pledge,
and that amongst the best informed Temper
ance circles, the asaerticm is that the mpvement
AN INTERVIEW WITH THE POPE.
Corrcfpondcncc oftheN V. Amerlcao.
Of our introduction to the Pope when at
Romc, I believe I have never written. At our
rcquest, thoAmerican consul, who isourhigh
es official charncter at the Court of Romc,
iranamiltcd to the Cardinal Sucretnry of State.
a note cxpressing our desire of a prfsentation
to his holiness, if the interview would bn agrcn
able. Ixi a fi-w aays a reply was received,
granting the request, and appointing a dny for
the presentation. We were given to under.
stand that it was indispensably necessary that
the Indies ofthc party shnulJ be veiled, and
dresed in black, and ihey habited themselves
nccordingly. A black dress coat and sho-s
aro required as a pnrt of the dress of eentlemen;
and in ourpropcr costumc.nt about2 o'clock of
the appointed day, we repnircd to the Vottcnn.
which adjoins tho church of St. Peter. We
were received at tho doornf an ante.chamber
by one of tho guards, in the uniform of ihe P;t
pal Court, a uniquo dress, with black, red. and
ycllow stripes, which is said lo have boen de
signcd by Michacl Angelo. The guard wore
a sword and loose in his hand n liafi.surmountcJ
with nn iron spcar and bulf rnoon : ihe latier
somewhat resembling ihe halbert wiih invertcd
ndge. Pns3ing into this room, we were m"i
by thc Popo's servant in wailing, dressed iu
blnck ; nnd having here disjioscd of our ovcr
clolhcs, were led by hiin througli ihe rt'ception.
room into a small apnrlment beyond, liung
round with the portraits ofthe Popes, inrnding
that ofhis present holiness, Greory XVI.
Here we wero to wait unlil the Pope should
be in readiness to reccivo us, and wero reques
ted to beseated." The whole suito of rooms
was plainly and scantily furnishcd ; thc sole
furniturc in thc reception.room wasitn ordinnry
wooden lable, standing near the centro ofthe
npartmcnt, upon a carpct about six f'-ct srpiaro.
The rest of ihe floor, which wusofbrick. the
usual floor of Iialinn houscs, was uncnvercd. In
uboul half an hour after our cntrancn iho snr
vunt returned. and led tho wny to tho rccption
room, wliere we found tho Pope Mnndir.g bv
the table nnd partly resting ayninst it. He
was clothed in a robo and casock of white
cassimcrc, the dress ofthe Franciscnn friars.
to which orler he formcrlv belonged. The robe
was plnin with bultons down befnrc. Thc top
of his bend was covered with a cap ofthe samc
inaterial with the robo. His dres wny evidcnt
.y not new, und thc cap consideralily soileil
But the whole, considcring that he too wns
without "childo or gude wife," wns more clcnnly
ihan 1 havo seen on many nn old bnchi-lnr,
whoso mind, unlike that tif his holiness. wns
undisturbcd with the carcs of a tempornl and .1
spiritunl kingdom. His fect wero covcred
with I urkislt slippcrs, ucautilully cmbrotdercd
Wo wero received upon our npproach with
grcat graciousness, nd wore p'lt at our case by
tho nflabilily of his manncr. Our nnmes and
country wt-rc mado known, and we roinaincd
standing, dircctly in frnnt ofhim. His inqui.
rics indicated that he was well acqiiainted with
pussing evenis ; Iw spoke with knowledge of
our country and its institutions. ofihc disa
grecmcnt subsisting betwecn our tiovernmcnt
and that of Great Britain, nnd of the nppnrent
nrosppct of a rupture. Iln inquired in rclalion
to ourselves, ofour travels and fuiuro dnrtina
iion. and whcthcr we intended to vUit IMount
Etna, as well as Vesuvius; expressing at the
samc time a wish that our residcnce in Rohie
michl prove ngrceablc, and our nnticipntinns
of pleasuro bo realiznd. I observed that 1"
scldom permittcd his eyes to fall upon the la
dies of our party. He rclated humorfis an
ecdntes ofthe Carnivnl which h,djnst pnssed,
nnd gave us nn account, in a very lively man
ner. how ihe Ganid Duke of Austria. at n prc.
vions Carnival, wns peltcd on Corso with con-
fetli, nnd how with great glee ho had rctaliatcd
in throwtng great quantities or coifcitt at his
antagonists. We wero detainnd about twcn.
ty minutes when the Pope bowed, and we.
bowing in ruturn, left the nparlmenl thrnugh
the door wo had cnlered. During tho inter
vicw he continued to hold a gold snufl-box in
his left hand, ofthe contenls of which hi made
a very liberal use. When animalod wiih agree.
able convcrsation, the countr.nance of the Pope
is expressivo of great amiableness, butordina
rilv, and particularly in the service ofthe chap.
el, has a east of deep solcmnity bordcring on
melancholy. At such times 1 have secn tears
coursing down the old rrmn's cliceks. Since
our introduction we l ave mct hiin accidentnlly
ina rctired part of Rome, whnre. fnllowed by
two ofhis servants, he was taking a walk. His
carringe, from which he had oVscendcd, wns
standing at a short distance. Ho hnd been ill,
and I thought boro himself with feeblciiess.
He recognized and kindly salutrd us. I have
subsequently seen him performiiig his arduous
dutics in the interesting ccremonies nf Holy
weck, with a strong nnd full voico, and a firm
step. It occurrcd to me, when I saw him
mount thestcps of the high alicr with the steadi
ness and agility of youth, that he might;ct
live to balk tnqny ofthe ynur.gcr cardinals in
their aspiratinns to the Papal thronc. The
Pope must bo over seventy and there are ma
ny ofthe cardinals whom I should think older
ihan himsell ; those of course are without hope
of the successton. I havo never seen a more
intelligent well-looking body of men. and I
doubt whether there is n council in Europe
which embraces more intel'ect.
DlSlSTEHMEXT OF TIIE BE3IATXS OT Oex.
Habbiso Dispctes foe tme post of Ge
Congress uphandsomcly have given $25..
000 to the fitmilv of Gen. Harrison minut whnt
he has received. So much ofthe biiierness of
tho late Presideatial canvass yet pxists, that
every opposition Senator (Mr. Walker of Mis.
sissippi excep ted) voted aainst this ! These
gentkmen miitike, I think, tho tooe and tem-
per ofthe cnunlry. In ihe grave was buried
iill thc populur bi'.lcrness aftainst Gen. Harri.
son and his virtues and dervices only aro dwell
unon, but Messrs Wright Calhoun, Bentou
and otlicrs reasoned othcrwise.
A mournful cercmony took place to.day, the
disintermcnt ofthe remainsof Gen. Harrison,
under tho eye of Commi tees from both Houses
of CongK:ss, the President of tlip United Staies
the Alembers of thc Cabinet. and thn Commit
leo from Cincinnati. The coflln carefully
prcpared for its lontr journcy ovcr tho moun
tains, and down tho Ohio was brought to the
Rail Road depot at 12 o'clock, when in pre.
sence of a lnrge number of specta'ors the
cnrs moved ofTwith it and its Cincinnati escorl
Tbe reinnins go via Baltimore, thenco to
Columbin and Piltsburgh Col. Hendorson
with eight Marinct co nsa Military cscort from
this cily to the North Rend.
Thedenih of Mnjor Goneral Mncomb leaves
a vncancy in tho post of Commnndcr in Cliief
that llieru may be somo dilTicultv in filling.
Thu Brigadier Cammissions of Gen. Scou and
Gaincs aro oftho samc date, lliough Gcncral
Gnines wns tln oldcst Colonel. Boih will
claim thc place. When Gcn. Brown dicd the
dispute arose, which was avoidod by thc
p.-omutinn of Gtn. Alacomb. There is some
lalk i)f ubolisliiiip thc post. Itissaidlobe of
110 service nnd if so, thc difliculty of seltling
the clainis ofthe rival Generals may thus bn
got rouml Gcn. Macomb's (uneral tukes
plnce 011 Monday. It is nnt improbuble that
Congress may adjflurn nt a very early hour.
REMAINS OF PHESIDENT HARRISON.
Thc niortal remaiits of the late veneratpd Pre
sident IIariiho.w werere.iiovpd fromjihe Oovern
mi'nl burinl gronud, in this city, 011 SJturday Jast.
at the hour and under t'ie ceremonii's prescnbed
by the order of Conore&, to becitnvt-yed lo their
final reslin? place nn tht banks ofthe Ohi, at
North Rend. The body was aitended by the s n
of the ilccrascd, Jon.v ScovT Haiuiiso.'", Esq. and
by the curumittee of s',tlemcii from Cincinnati
to whom wts asignud the pious dut of accom
panying ihe remuins ta N-rth Bend. The
Piic-sioKNT ofthe Uniied Staies. with ihe Heads
f Departincnts, ihe Commiitce of the two
Houses of Congress, and a lare number nf ciii
zens, atttnut-d at the p'ace of depanute trom Ihe
cily, to I'ft r the la-t testimony of respei:t tn the
eaiihly remainsof ihe lainenled Ciul wh'ise
memiiiy will ever be cti'tfiiahed by every Iruc
A deiachineui nf Marines, bv ordtr ofthe Pre
sident, atlende-J thc hcdy as an escnrt tu Notth
Uend. We undt-rsland ihal when the order was
a ldresed to Col. IlendtTMiii, ( conmander f
Ihe Marine Corps ) 10 furnisli the detai-hment.
and to d. signate an i.flicer to commnd it, he rc
p'ird that. bcing himsell' the senior c (Ticer, he
conceivrd it to he must proper and respeclful
that he should act oi, tbe occnsiot and nccor
dini;ly ns-uiiK'd to himself the 11 elunchuly duty
ofheadin; (he csi:urt.
Tbe lunfT.iI train arrivcd at Baltimore at three
o'cluck in the al'iernoon. The Baltimore Ameri
c.iu oflhis niotning nys :
"Tbearrival in Baltimore of the fcody and
tlmse uho Hccompanied ii, was without any
previous uoticc, and but coniparatively few if
our dtiztns witnesed its passage from the
nnlroal dep t to tht; City Holt l The spectacle
oflhe mor al remainsof the salhmt hero and
tried pitri"t, borne alnng in sole mn silence, and
f.illowid by tbe little band of mourning frieudsy
clolbed i'i funenl habibments, was truly in
slrikinf cmilrast wiih tbe crnwds, thc sbouis.and
ihe j'lyous demonstrations which marked his ap
proach'uthe self-same spot buta few inonths
The Amcrican adds :
' Assoon as thearrival ofthe body was knnwn
Colonel H'ckman tcndered to the ronimiitee ihe
tervices of.i mditary guard. to beprese.it with
the h.iy while it remained in the cily. Tbe
Indepenient Blues were irnmedintrly dftailed
for that service, nnd on Sunday morniig were re
liev d by ihe Euiaw Inlantry.
" Th' President and Directow of the Balti
more and Suq'iehaniia Itailroad Cimpany have
tendernl to Ihe commiltee anpeoal train to coi -vev
thereniains lo Columbia. to leave al 8 o'clock
on'Moi nv nioming. Tbe cars have been ap
nronriat.'lv dtcorated with mourninz embleni3,
and ibe Direciors ofthe road ha'c resolved to
acconipany the coinuutlec to Columbia.
THK FUNERAL OF GEN. MACOMB,
Which is to lake place nom his laie residence
to-day, at 10 o'clock will be an inleresling sicc
tacle us well as ao honorable tribute 10 the statiin,
the jervices, and the persooal cbaracter of the
late Commander oflhe Array.
The Orders from the Departments, direciinz
Funeral Honors to the dcceased, will be lound in
our columns to-day.
The Corannny cl U. B. Liichl Ar'tllery on
dutyatF-'rt McHvnry arrived here yesterday
. I ... T.
l..r ine purpoe 01 atitrnuinz iue runcrai.
It is probable we nndersland, ihata number
of Vnlim'eiT Military C.tnip.-inies als' will arrive
in this city from Baltimore this morning for the
Little did we expect, when we atlended the
Funeral of Gen. Harrison. nn which occasion
Gen. Macomb eommandrd the Military escort,
that we sbuttld so soon have to fullow the re
mains ofthe living General to ihe tomb.
From the JTew York Etar.
So, John Van Buren is marricd 1 Princc
John, as he was familiarly callcdeldcst son
of thc President gone at last ; tied in silkcn
fetters to a fine Kindcrhook girl. "No place
Iikc home," after all said.
The history of Princc John is a striking
proof of tho mutability of human afTairs. His
father said to him, "John, my boy, I am Presi
dent of the United States but every thing is
unccrtain in this lifc I may or may not be
re-elccted ; make bay while the sun shines,
my boy, as our ancestors uscd to say. Go to
England ; you can go under the most favora
ble auspiccs,apd use thc capital I gavo you, as
son of the President, to the very bcst advan
tagc." With this patcrnal advicc, John sct
out for thc Court of St. Jamcs, and the cldest
son ofthe President, the 'heir apparcnt,' was
received with opcn arms. He dined and dan
ccd with the Quccn playcd ecatle with thc
old-Dowagers and Duchcsscs pigconcd the
Dukec at whist flirted;ijth the Countesscs
hunted..wilh .thBprigs,pf nobib'ty dined
with the Common Council, and spcnt a few
days at half tho castles in tho kingdom. IIo
was dover, casy, gcntlcmanly, and politc, and
did crcdit to thc namc of an Amcrican. IIc
wantcd a wifc a girl with a million. What
aswcll ho would havo cut at Saratoga ! But
Princc John nimcd his falcon at too high a
quarry. IIc wantcd a Princc-s, or a Dutch
csa, or a Countess, or a Right Honorablc with
a thumping jointurc ; but the nobility, though
all cxccssivcly politc, were on their guard.
Some unkind whig had been circulatingsome
thing about "Kindcrhook," "Dutch blood,"
" Kabbitches," ic, and they rcfused to nibblo.
Now, hnd Princc John visiicd tho city, instcad
of the West end and made lovo to a banker's,
or a butchcr's, ora groccr's.oratailor'sdaugh
ter, hc might have baggcd a few hundrcd thou
sands quite readily ; but hc did not tafo? the
hint, so he left for homc, nnd arrivcd just in
timo to hclp thc old man pack up for thc homc
stcad, and likc a scasiblc, thinking fellow,
conceivcd it more prudent and more dcsirable
tobucklo to with oneof our own fair daughters
than all thc Dtitchcsscs in Christcndom. So
we take lcavc ofhim, with bcst wislics forgood
Iuclc and liappincss.
AjtEiucAX Wool PtionucT. To thoso who
have paid thc subjcct but littlo attcnlion thc
amount of money invcsteil in thc production
ofwool within thc U. S. will iccin surprising.
It ts very generally bclicvcd that this is a quite
sccondary branch of our gcncral intercst, in
stcad ofthc most fruitful sourcc of ourwcalth,
and bcst dcserving tho cherishing protcction
of our govcrnmcnt. As ihown by thc rcturns
ofthc late census we have in this country, cx
clusivc of North Carolina, Michigan and Kcn.
tucky, 10,065,002 shccp ; and taking tcn dol
lars as thc average vnluc of land necessary to
sustnin a shccp and make a fair nllowanco for
thc pricc of the animals themselves, for tho Ia
bor necessary for their propcr supcrintcndcncc
with that reiuircd toprepare their product for
its firt inarkct, which arc as much part of thc
invcsttncnt as thc land which sustains them,
thc aggrcgatc amount of capital invcstcd in
this branch of industry will bc at Ieast two
hundrcd millions of dollars. 1 his is ccrlainly
an immcnsc sutn, and well dcscrvcs thc attun
tion of tho Gcncral Govcrnmcnt. At present
England supplics us annually with somo tcit
millions worth of broadcloths, and aflcr all
chooscs to import tho wool from thc Contincnt
to thc cntirc cxclusion ofour own. In 181)0
hcr cntirc import of this nrticlc was 07,395,
944 potinds, and whilo we had somo 40,000,
000 poimdj of wool rcmaiuing at homc, ncar
ly two fifths of thc whole woolcn manufac
turcs of Grcat Britain camc into thc United
Statcs. And yct wc havo only $15,000,000
invcstcd in woolcn monufacturcs. Ofthc ag
grcgatc suin of wool grown in thc U. Statcs
in 1839,Ncw York produccd 4,012,144 pounds;
Ohio 3,650,970; Vermont 2,257,705, which,
in proportion to hcr population, is much thc
largcst amount grown in any State ; Pcnn
sylvania 3,070,783 ; Virginia 2C72,QJ4 ; Me.
1,105,551 j New Hampshirc, 1,200,088; In
diana 1,202,200; MassachuseUs 1,055,501;
Tennessco 1,029,510 ; nnd othcr states various
amounts bctwccn the 893,075 pounds of Con
necticut and the 45,524 of Louisiana. N. Y.
A Sxakij Stouy. Tho following snakc
story is told in the Louisvillc Journal:
A gentleman from Bnrdstown has told us a
Mngular snakc story. A wealthy farmcr, na
ined Ficld, near ihat place, wcnt thc othcr day
to a sulphur spring upon his fann, whcrc hc
found some of his ncighbors, who pointcd out
to him a holo into which they had just secn a
ground-hog run. Mr. Ficld al once thntst his
hand into thc holc, and, seizing what hc sup
poscd to bc the ground-hog, pullcd it out, when
it proved tolic a trcmcndous ruttlc-snakc, hav
ing the extraordinary number of twcnty-onc
rattlcs. The ncighbors, in alarm, rctrcatcd
from the spot, but Mr. F. grasping the snakc
firmly in one hand and drawinga clasp-knifc
from his pockct with thc othcr, and opcning it
with his tecth, cut ofl thc head of thc rcptile,
though not till he had been bittcn in both hands.
IIc rcsorted as soon as ho could to tho usual
antidotcs, which wcrc cfTcctual. Our inform
ant saw him Rovcral days after the incidcnt, in
CrjRE for the TooTitAciiE. At a meetinjr of
the London Medical Society, Dr. Blaice sialed
that he was able to cure ihe mosi desperate capes
of toolharhe, (unless the dUease was connecled
with rheumaiism) by thp applicat on of the fol
lowing remedy-to Ihe decayed tooth: alum. re
duced to an impalpable powder, 2 drachms;
niirous spiriiol ciiher, 7 drachms; raix and ap
ply them to ihe tooth. Lnncel.
Thb sincle idea An old lady, who was very
thmiuhiful, but could never enlertaia -but nne
idea at the ame limp, once enlered tbe church,
and white walking up IheaMe, discuvered that
her favoriip cat hnd accompanied ber. Agreea
ble tc the flrst i.npression ofthe discovery. she
exclaimed, ''Why pussywhere do you thing you
ere coincr? Looking up, and recoll'ciing she
wa in 'the church. she remarked, " There !I
spoke right out.' Her attention was now arrested
by ihe smiles ofthe cou:;rei;atinn, which. tosetber
with the voice of her lit remark. induced the
exclamation, Whv la t I've spoke again. By
this lirac she was folly aware of the imiwprieiy
ol such solili'quy. and fnrlhwith exclaimed in
evidrnt coasternation, "Why lud a marcy, I'rn
talkiog loud all the time."
Three or four naval vesel's have been lost and
never heard of viz ! tbe ploop of war Wajp,
Captain Blakely, lost doring the last var -she
had obtainpd victories over the' Reindeer and
Avon, British sloops of war, the laiter. of which
sank oftrr the aciion. She had also captured
and sent insereral.roerchantmen, and was never
heard ofafierwards. The L'Epeivier, a sloopof
war, taken from ihe British by ihe Peacock, was
lost in 1815. She was sent from Alier with
despalches from Comroodore Decatur, and is
supposed to have been lost on the coast of Alrica,
but was nefer heard nf. The last case was the
loss ofthe sloop ot warHornei, whoie painfully
mystenous late is frcsh in nur mcmory. Shc wa 3
lost in thc Gulf of Mexico but no trace of her
has ever been discorered.
DisTiMmoNP. A Frcnch Abbe t'avelling in
the stage, was aiked by a yoang clerk, a would
be wit nud alheist, if he knew .what difference
thrro tvas bt tween a ptieat and an as, and upon
bt-imr answered iu ihe negatrve said that thc
priest carticd ihe cross oa his brcast,nnd tha
ass nn his back.
Altpr t!ie laughter had subided, the Abbe
asked if ihe clerk knew the d fference, beiween
a cletk and an nssf "No" was the reply "Nor I."
rejoined ihe Abbe.
Agreeably tn thc call ol the Siato Comraittee
the Whizs of Vermont assembled in ConVentinn
at Montpelier, June 30, 1811.
Ti.e Convention wa called to order by Harr
Bradley, Esq.. Cbairman oflhe Siate Convention
ndoraanieil by theappoiutmcnt of ER ASTUS
FAIRBANKS, Esq. President ro tem., anil
Joseph Poland. Secretary pro tem.
By request of the President, Rcv. Mr. Beelcy
On motion, a commi'.tee of one from ench
conniy was appointed 10 noininte officers fuf
this convention, consisting of the Ibllowin,;
named gei.tletnen :
Mr. Sarcant nf Bennington County, Mr. Bil
lingsof Windham, Mr. Tratt of "Windsor, Mr.
Slronffof Rutland, Mr. Hehird of Ornng, 'r.
Srlliek of Addison, Mr. Allen of Chiltenden,
Mr. Wells of Washington, Mr. Worthii.gton ol
Orleans, Mr. Curtis of Franklin, Mr. Chnndler
of Caledonia Mr. Lynde of Lamoille, Mr. Graves
On motion, the Cbnir appointed Timothy Fol
let, E. P. Walion, jr., G-o. T. Hodges, Gco. B,
Chandli'r and E. II. Billing-. a conimittee on
Mr. Burchard tnlroduccd the folloving resolu
tions, which were disusel and adopteii:
Resolved, That a commiitce consiting of as
many members as thc couniies representrd irr
this Convention nre eniiiled tn hae Senators in
ihe Le?islalure, be appointed by the dplrgali-s
from ihe sevcral counliesVr Senatorial disliicls
to be denoiiiinated thc Nominntina Commiitce
whose duty it shall he to report f. r the coii'
sideralion ot ihis Convention suitiible cnndiJates
10 hc put in nornnaiion fot Siatp Officers.
Resolved. That iminediately on the ndjourn.
ment oflhe Convention, the members from thu
sevcrnl connlies or Seiiatnrial dislricts nirt t in
county or disirict convention, and eh ct from their
srveral bodies. a number ol meinbt'rs oflhe nom
inating conimittee, equal io the numbi'r of Srna
lors to wlnch ench is eniiiled in ll e Legislature
and ihal the Conunitlrr S' selecled as-cmhle as
soon a3 ii'ay be iltt reafirr, nt a place to be desig
naled by 1I13 President oflhis Convention, nnd to
he announced from the Chnir previous to the nd
jou nmcnt, and attenu to thc busmeis ortueir ap
poinlmini. The nomtr.aiing cnmmitteo teprrfed the foI
lowing list uf ofllecn":
ERASTUS FAIRBANKS, Esq.
For Arice President3,
LeOXARD S4RQEAIST, Josi.pK MARSlf,
Ozias Styaiouh. Austin Birciiaro.
Joseph PoLANn, Stlvester C. Eaton.
Which repori wnsacccpted by ihe Conventionr
and the nomlnalions unanimously confinned.
On motion, ihe cbair appointed Gen. S. D.
Flint, Marshal, and Erastus Htihb:ir.( and E. II,
BMinj3, Dcputy Marshals ofthc convention.
On motion. adjourned. till 2 o'clock, P. M.
2 o'clock, P. M.
Convention met pursuant to adjournment.
T.'ie commiltee on reiolutmns rep ried.
The rcsolutions were expressive of tl.e icne
of the Convention upon sevcral subjects and
meaaurps in coniroversy beiween the two great
political parties. The necevily of reform and
reircnchment, and the nccessity of prohibiiing
the officers of gOTernmciit from intcrlering willt
eleciinns, the expediency of repcalin thc odiou
sub-trcasury ar.t, tbe establishm?nt ofa nalinnal
bank, the disirilu ion of the avaiU of the publici
lands, and of protecling domestic industry from
foreign compeiition. Also lamenling the death
of the illustrious Harrison. and expres-sire of
the confidcnce in President Tyler, that he will
carry out thc measures demarded by the peopltf
in the late presidential eleclion.
The commiltee appointed to report a list of
candidates for State OlHccrs, rcported the folluiv
Col. CHARLE9 PAINE.
For Lieutenant GoverrfSr,
Hon. WAITSTILL R. RANNEY.
Hon. JOHN SPALDING.
Which repnrt was accepted, and the nomini
tions confirmed oy the Convention.
The following resolution was then unanimoui
ly adopted :
Resolved, That we recomnnnd tlie state tielot
formeJ by this Conveniion, to Ihe sppoit of the
people.jn ful confidencr ihat Ihe persons nomin
ated wjil seek a wie, econotnical and propitinus
adminitration oflhe nt-ite gnrernment, and so
far as in them lics, see that our fivorrd ind hap
py coinmonweahh shall receive no drlriment.
On mo ion, Vtcd, That Ihe stnle commillee bc
nqnested to preparean address to the Fieemen
of Vermont, some time previous to thc ensuin
Voted, That the ihanks of-this Convention be
tendered to Jhe Ftesident for ihe able and imjnr.
tial mannei in which he has diseharged the duliei -ol
hU office on this occasion,
Voted, That the thanksnf this mee tirg he ten
oered to ihe proprieiors of the Biiek Church for
the use ofthe house for this Convention.
Voted, That the proreedings oflhis meeting
be sizned by the officers of the Conveniion, and
puMished ic the Whig papers ofthe State.
Voted, that this convention adjourn withoal
ERASTUS FAIRBANKS. President.
Leoxaro Sarccast, t
Joseph Marsh, l v. ., .
Ozias Seymocr. f Vice Prca.dcnti,
Acstin Bcrciubd, J
Joseph Por.A.-D f
SylvestebCEatos, 5 5e"an'
From the Vermont Wttcbman.
Thc official proceediogs.in our rolumns tn-day
givaa the rciuln of tht dcliberetions of tht on-