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'WE GO "WHERE DEMOCRATIC PXIKCIPLES P0I1TT THE ViY ; WLTTI THZY CZASH TO LSAD, T7B C2ASE TO FOLLOW."
EBENSBURQ, THURSDAY, 1PRIL 15; 1852.
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A DEMOCRATIC SOXCi.
We transcribe the following stirring and pa
triotic song from an Eastern exchange. It
breathes the trae spirit of poetry and the pure
principles of Democracy. It is a gem which
will be admired by every reader. There are
thousands of hearts in this State which will res
pond to the sentiments of this song.-
What means the proud triumphal scenes,
The shout and cannon's roar
The long huzzas that proudly swell
Along New England's shore?
The lofty hills take up the sound,
And from their granite heights
Are streaming wide, o'er land and tide,
Her countless beacon lights.
lis but a dream of that which rocks
The nation far and near
Glad sounds of joy and revelry
Fall ever on the ear.
A starry banner meets the sky,
From every village dome ;
While hearts are light and hearths are bright,
Within each happy home.
Are they who march at midnight hour
With torch and trump in hand,
Returning from the battle iield
A brave, victorious band ?
Are those the mighty shouts that rise
AVkjt tL iVUnw foe.
When tyrant? yield the gory field,
And freedom strikes the blow ?
They're conquerors yet no bloody stain
Rests on their glorious path ;
They've conquered but no deeds of wrong
Record a nation's wrath.
With faithful hearts, and fearless aouls,
A noble fight is won l
A field on which long ears ago,
S.arce prouder deeds were done.
They've scattered from the peaceful sky
A black and fearful cloud,
TLat darkly hung, and seemed to wrap
)ur country in a shroud.
We see the fair blue heavens again
We feel their breath once more,
And doubly bright the sun's broad light
Illumes our native 6hore.
God bless the free ! cur country's pride,
An iron-hearted band
No firmer on the wild-hill side
Their trranitc pillars stand.
With homes to guard, and hearths to cheer,
And many a tie to cherish
They proudly go to meet the foe,
And conquer or they perish.
3!evv Staple for the V lilted States.
A Reminiscence, &.C. We have seen it stated
recently, that a Bcnynge has at the instance of
Mr. Lawrence, our Minister to England, come
to this country for the purpose of iuviting the
attention of the people to the advantages which
will result to them from the introduction of about
twenty of the most valuable agricultural staples
of the East, among which are tea, coffee and in
digo. He thinks that tea and indigo if properly
cultivated, would become articles of export to
an amount exceeding the value of all our present
exports. He says that tea for which we now
pay from sixty cents to a dollar a pound, can be
iroJuce l for two to five cents a pound, free from
the noxioua adulterations cf the imported article.
He has recently published a small volume enti
tled "The Future Wealth of America," in which
be fully explains his Opinions.
Doctor Smith, of South Carolina, has complete
ly succeeded in his efforts to cultivate tea plants
m that State. It would certainly be a great ad
vantage to our country if, in the single article
of tea, we could become independent of China.
As to coffee, we are rather skeptical ; but in
Q:tO was once the staple of Louisiana. We have
feen the plant grow, and the article made our
'6e!rt in sufficient quantity for family use, thirty
.years ago, near this city, in Indiana, and it an
swered eveiy purpose. The immigrants from
orth Carolina, of whom there were many near
kere our family resided in 1839, raised cotton
and indigo, as a matter of course, having been
accustomed to rely solely upon their own prod
ucts for all domestic articles, of whatever kind,
'nether for food or raiment, cf necessity, luxu
ry or adornment. Cin. Times.
A 1 ankee in Bangor to avoid the operation of
e Maine liquor law, advertises for sale " the
nuid extract of apples, of very recent manufac
ture ?" 'That'B much like cider.
A poet out West, epeaking of a late tornado
eays, " the frighted weathercocks alarmed the
"pires." This is almost evual to Nat Lee's cel
" A raad potato -weal; howling down, the gale."
Tike Drunkard'a Funeral.
A SCENE IK .NEWARK.
"Can you attend a funeral this afternoon at
2 o'clock ?" inquired a man beyond the meridi
an of life who stood at my door, with an expres
sion of sympathy upon his countenance 'can
you attend a funeral at the corner of and
streets ? There is a man dead there, sir,
and, although he is poor, yet we do not like to
bury him without some kind of religious ser
vices. We should be very glad, sir, if you could
"I am sorry to say that it is out of my pow
er to comply with your request," I replied, "in
asmuch as I am previously engaged to attend a
; funeral at that hour in another direction."
"I am very sorry, sir," he replied, but after
a moment's reflection again inquired "could
you not come a little later if we were to defer it
an hour? Could you not come at 3 o'clock?"
"I think I can," I replied. At all events, 1
will come as near that hour as possible."
He left me, and at the appointed time I went
to fulfil my first engagement. A man of four
score years was sleeping his long last sleep.
Relatives and friends were occupying the com
fortable and well furnished apartments, absorb
ed in grief. The services being over, the leng
thy procession moved slowiy onward to the
peaceful mansion of the .lead It was not a cost
ly burial, but such as tve could desire for our
selves, plain, solemn, appropriate, nothing ex
travagant, yet nothinj wanting, and while we
felt that the congeniality also in the place selec- j
ted for the last sle. p of death, eveu our own
beautiful and quiet c -metary.
I hastened from these solemn, orderly and ap
propriate obsequies to obey my second sum
mons. An ore; wsgon, with one horse attach
ed, and four or tii o individuals were standing
near the door. I felt a chill run through my
veins. Vr.rt of a fearful truth was now reveal
ed. Th- Veen November wind was blowing, and
the sky wove its gloomy autumual a?pecr, but I
feared thre was keener anguish and deeper
glocci -iihin. I entered, and at one glance the
--o it -was ihr funeral cf a drunkn
A small, cold and desolate chamber was ap
propriated for the solemn service. Indeed, it
wa? all they had. Here for a season had lived,
and here had died, and now from here was to
be buried, a husband and a father, who had
lived and died a drunkard. It was a dreary
X!ace. There, in one corner, upon a rough old
rickety table, from which they had often eaten
their cold and cheerless fare, was placed the cof
fin, made of rough pine boards, slightly stained
with red, in which was placed the corpse. He
was a man perhaps of fifty, coarsely clad with
grave clothe. His countenance, if in index to
his state of mind, bespoke nothing but gloom.
Around, underneath his head, where, in other
places, I had often seen the downy pillow and
the rich satin linings, were stuffed a few of the
shavings roughly taken fnui the boards which
composed his cofiin.
I looked with a spirit almost crushed within
me, first at this new tropl of the reign of
death, and then at the living -cene around me.
Both were expressive of tho .!eeiest wretched
ness. In an opposite corr. r, upon a pile of old
clothes rudely thrown together, sat the unhap
py widow, a tall spare woman, pale as the
corpse before me. Her dark eyes w ere large
and sunken, and she was thinly and poorly clad;
and as she sat, wrung her hands as if to relieve
the agony she felt within, while almost every
breath she gave a low, hollowj, consumptive
cough, which told me too plainly that death had
marked her for his victim also. Several little
children, were standing around and beside the
table where the coffin rested, shivering with cold
and weeping from some cause whether they un
derstood the meaning of a father's death or not
and the tears rolling down their pale and hol
low cheeks, upon the uncarpeted floor, in large
and briny drops. A few of the neighbors had
gathered to attend the solemn services connec
ted with the funeral. There were seated some
on boxes, others upon an old worn out trunk,
while others stood. It was a gloomy scene,
gloomier than the day without, and the anguish
keener than the biting blast.
I stood there in the midst of that group, a
minister of Christ. The Bible was before me
the Bible so full of denunciations against sin.
But as Hooked around me, it seemed as if sin
had denounced itself. There were the visible,
tangible, heart-rending fruits of a godless life,
and if possible, the more revolting spectacle of
godless death, upon all which seemed written,
forsaken, hopeless, miserable. I strove to di
rect attention to the necessity of religion to pre
serve us from the vices and miseries of life, and
to its holy consolations to support us under the
trials of our earthly pilgrimage. But I feared
then, and still fear, that it was too late for such
advice. There were hearts there that had so
long been accustomed to the treachery of men,
so steeped in sorrow and accustomed to sin, that
they could hardly be led to repose confidence in
God. Having oommendsd them to the care of
heaven, End especially to the God of the poor,
the coffin was carried down the narrow stairway,
and the drunkard's family, half clad, and shiver-
-ing ia the keeu November wind, waa placed in
the one horse open wagon at the door, and fol
iowing the hearse drove lonely and sad through
the stre ets of our Christian city, to the Potter's
Field, the last resting place of the friendloss
poor, where the drunkard sleeps to-day unhon
ored and unknown.
Those who have visited Switzerland, and have
seen Mont Blanc from Chamoix, will allow that
the following sketch, written from tho village
of Chamouix, is a life-like picture of that inter
esting country i
My first and only Alpine excursion was to the
Mer de Grace, one of the great indeed the great
est, glaciers of the Alps. The glaciers is not a
broad, smooth, glistening mass of ice, as I had
supposed ; it is a river of ice ten or twelve miles
long, a mile wide, and from two hundred to two
thousand feet in thickness : It fills.or rather
chokes up a great gorge which lies between snow
capped mountains, and moves down one every
day, descending at an angle of 30 degrees. As
the mass melts at the lower end, where its drip- J
pings form a swift river, the ice from above pres- :
ses its way down, the motion cracks ittraverse
ly, and opens ten thousand chasms, each of
which is a blue, bottomless abyss. Its surface
looks like mountain blocks of marble split from
the quarry, and standing on edge irregularly to
gether. Boulders of granite,weighicg five hun
dred tons, lie lightly on the glaciers, like peb
bles on an icepond, and are borne down by it to
the valley. Imagine a mountain with a motion
of one foot per day ! Really the speed seems
as great as that of the floods of Niagara.
After looking at this terrible momentum, the
wonder comes how it could be staid ; wLether
it be not easier to say, even to the ocean "Hith
erto shall thou come, but no further. Walking
out upon it you see death within a step, and feel
yourself an atom. One visit is enough.
The sides of these high mountains are always
shedding snow, ice and rocks, which altogether
form a glacier. There are many of them among
the Alps. From these meltings of the Avro
the Avcrnoon, and other streams take their rise.
There is ua ot men, or ratucr a i,
- v;.aa of life to understand the
Alps, and to guide any pajties passing from one
point to another. W ithout their coolness and
experience to aid, traveller s could do nothing in
the way of exploring, or even visiting the savage
eolitude. They are a sober, virtuous class,
and win upon every one by their very noble
qualities. From all that I hear, I doubt not
they would die if necessary to the safelp of such
as put themselves under their guidance. These
guides are ready even to ascend Mt. Blanc.
Jacques Balmet, one of the most daring and ex
perienced, was the man who first made the as
cent when he was seventy years old.
He started forth alone to explore some ice
gorge far in among almost inaccessible and un
approachable peaks. The old man never was
heard of any more. Whenever you read of any
one's making the ascent of Mt. Blanc, you may
set it down that the guides ascended it for him':
that is, guides have been employed, they have
g one before and behind him, told him where to
put his pike or place his foot, tried for him eve
ry loose, dangerous stepping place, cut out steps
1 jt him on the very steep of the summit, and
even carried him along, and lifted him up, and
may be brought him down ; and thus secured to
him the eclat and glory of having performed the
hardy, perilous feat of having ascended Mt.
Blanc. All the guides get a stipulated sum.
As twenty of these are usually employed, it
costs about $500 to ascend the king of the Alps.
All the travellers are waiting to see his hoary
crown, for he seldom reveals his august head.
The clouds rise and seem to be moving right off,
and ready to lift their misty curtain, but w hen
they are almost gone they let themselves down
again, as if to screen him at his bidding. As
we all watched anxiously their sublime hesita
tion, I understood what David has said of God,
"Clouds and darkness are around about Him."
The same traveler thus speaks of his last lock
at this mountain, lie writes under date of Oc
This morning I took a last look at Mont Blanc.
The sun came out clearly, and there was not a
cloud in the valley or upon the mountains ; pure
lofty, uncompromising, enduring, unapproacha
ble seemed this, the highest of the Alps like
unto Him who made it ; yet, as the sun lighted
it up and fringed its top, wasbeatiful as a moun
tain of silver and as if one might easily ascend
and step off, from it into Heaven. Every peak,
and dome, and needle, gleamed with white glo
ry, and all the circle of mountains gave witness
to the majesty of Jehovah.
"Above me are the Alps,
The palaces of nature, whose vast walls
Have pinnacled in clouds their snowy scalps
And throned eternity, in icy halls
Of cold sublimity, where forms and falls
The avalanche the thunderbolt of enow 1
All that expands the spirit, yet appals,
Gather round thesd summits, as to show
How earth may pierce to heaven, yet leave
Vain man below."
g5A buck, while being measured for a pair
of boots, observed:
"Make them cover the calf."
"Heavens ?" exclaimed the astounded snob,
surveying his customer from head to. foot, "I
have not leather enough."
MfflCAGlS FI105I GOVERKOR B1GLEU.
SUTE FlXANCES Sl-ECIAL LEGISLATION.
Cov. Bigler transmitted to tho Legislature on
the iih ult., a message on the subject of the
publb debt, State finances, &c. Ho says there
is nov due and unpaid $2 491,255 of the bonds
of thi oaur.cnwealth, bearing an interest of six
per cent, and a balance of near 100,000 due to
domestic creditors bearing r. like rate of inter
est, besides $1, 300,000 at five per cent. Over
$2,000,000 will fall due in 1853 and about $3,-
000,000 in 1854.
lie suggests to the Legislature the propriety
of making jrovision for the cancellation of the
matured bends, and such as may fall due du
ring the crming year, by authorizing a loan for
that purptse and issuing the bonds of the com
monwealtl, reimbursable in ten or fifteen years,
at a rate cf interest not exceeding five per cent.
Or in other words, borrow ing money at five per
cent, or lss, and redeeming bonds on which the
State is paying six per cent, thus reducing the
rate of interest. He is fully satisfied that the
bonds of the State, exempted from taxation, can
be negociated at such rates of interest, as to
make a very desirable saving to the Treasury.
It ia estimated that $772,000 will be suffi
cient to complete the North Branch Canal, and
$594,350 to finish tho road for the avoidance of
the inclined planes on the Portage Railroad.
The Goternor recommends that money be bor
rowed for these rnirposcs. With the necessary
appropriations, four of the ten inclined planes
can be avoided during the present season.
He also urges the propriety of adapting the
system of cash payments on the public works
of fixing a time after which the officers on the
works shall not be allowed to contract debts for
any purpose whatever; and suggests the adop
tion of some more summary mode of disposing
of claims for damages thjui has heretofore been
The message closes with the following excell
ent and judicious remarks upon a subject which
has attracted considerable public attention of
late. The evil complained of, is growing abso-
Gov. Tlcr having thus wisely called the atten
tion of the Legislature to the subject, it is to be
hoped that such action will be taken upon, it, as
to lead to the beneficial results which must in
evitably follow the proper course in the matter:
In conclusion, I beg to be indulged in a sug
gestion on the subject of special legislation. I
am confident that the General Assembly will a
gree with me, that some reform on the subject
is much needed. The volurans of our laws for
the sessions of 1850 and 51, compared with
those of previous years, show that our legisla
tion is increasing to an alarming degree. By
reference to these volumnes, for the years I have
named, it will be seen that but a comparatively
small portion of the laws they contain are of a
general character, being mainly for local or pri
vate purposes. These volumes when compared
with the statutes enacted eight or ten years
since, or with those annually enacted by Con
gress, or any of our sister states, swell into an
astonishing magnitude. This evil is on the in
crease, and it seems to me that a remedy is im
periously called for. Much may be done to ar
rest this evil by the adoption of a few well di
gested general laws.
For the purpose of attaining this desirable
end, I respectfully suggest for your considers,
tion, the' propriety of constituting a commission
of two or three experienced legal gentlemen,
whose duty it shall be to prepare general laws
to meet this oljeet, to be submitted to the con
sideration of the next Legislature. I know from
experience how difficult it is for the representa
tives of the people, after their arrrival at the
seat of government, to find the necessary leisure
and privacy io enable them to prepare and di
gest intricate general laws. Each day seems to
bring it3 labors upon them, and the session runs
by before a subject of this kind can receive the
The subject of regulating election districts,
naming elcctionhouses, which annually occupies
much of the time of the Legislature, and many
pages of the journal and statute books, might
be safely confided to the commissioners of the
respective counties. The subject of divorces
should, it seems to me, be left entirely with the
courts, as well also, as the whole subject of sel
ling real estate by trustees, guardians and those
acting in a representative capacity. These mea
sures, together with a few more general statutes
on the snbject of corporations, would I think
have a most salutary effect on legislation. As
far as possible our laws should be general, and
those that are so should be sternly maintained
against special innovations.
In accordance with Gov. Biglers suggestion
the House has passed a bill authorizing the Ex
ecutive to appoint Commissioners to revise the
code of the Commonwealth.
Washixcton Moxcmext. The block of gran
ite which the government of the Swiss Confeder
ation has had prepared for tho Washington
Monument bears this significant inscription.
"Diealte freieSchweiz dom Andcriken de Ge
neral G. Washington."
Old free Switzerland to the memory of Gen
eral G. Washington.
The Dawn of Spring.
BT IK. SAaVEL.
I love to traoo the break of Spring step by
step. I love even those long rain storms that
sap the icy fortresses of the lingering 7inter,
that melt the snows from the hills, and swell the
mountain brooVs; thct mate the pools heave
up their glassy cerements of ice and hurry down
the crashing fragments into the wastes of the
I love the gentle thaws that you can trace day
by day, by the stained snow banks shrinking
from the grass ; and by the gentle drip of the
cottage eaves. I love to search out the sunny
slopes by a southern wall, where the reflected
sun does double duty to the earth, and where the
frail anemone or the faint blush of the arbutus,
in the midst of the bleak March atmosphere, will
touch your heart like a hope of heaven, in a field
of graves ! Later come those soft smoky days,
when the patches of winter grain show green un
der the shelter of leafless woods, and the last
snow-drifts reduced to shrunken skeletons of ice,
lie upon the slope of northern hills, leaking away
Then, the grass at your door grows into the
color of the sprouting grain, and the buds upon
the lilacs swell, and burst. The peaches bloom
upon the wall, and the plumbs wear boddices of
white. The sparkling oriole, picks strings for
his hammock on the sycamore, and the sparrows
twit in pairs. The old elms throw down their
dingy flowers, and color their spray with green;
and the brooks, where you throw your worm or
minnow, float down w hole fleets of the crimson
blossoms of the maple. Finally, the oaks step
into the opening quadrille of Spring, with gray
ish tufts of modest verdure, which, by and by,
will be long and glossy leaves. The dog wood
pitches his broad, white tent, in the edge of the
forest; the dandelions lie along the hillocks, like
stars in a sky of green ; and the wild cherry
grow ing in all the hedge rows, without other cul
ture than God's, lifts up to Ilim, thankfully, its
tremulous white finger.
Arn'' N this, comes the rich rains of Spring.
The affections ot a toy prow up w itu tears to
water them; and the year blossoms with flowers.
But the clouds hover over an April sky, timidly
like shadows upon innocence. The showers
come gently and drop daintily to the earth,
with now and then a glimpse of sunshine to make
the drops bright like so many tears of joy.
The rain of winter is cold, and it comes in
bitter scuds that blind you; but the rain of April
steals upon you cooly, half reluctantly, yet
lovingly like the steps of a bride to the altar.
It does not gather like the Etorm clouds of
Winter, grey and heavy along the horizon and
creep with subtle and insensible approaches (like
age) to the very zenith ; but there are a score of
white-winged swimmers afloat, that your eye
has chased as you lay fatigued with the delicious
languor of an April sun: nor have you scarce
noticed that a little bevy of those floating clouds
had grouped together in a sombre company.
But presently, you see across the fields, the dark
grey streaks stretching like lines of mist, from
the green bosom of the valley in that spot of sky
where the company of clouds is loitering ; and
with an easy shifting of the helm the fleet of
swimmers come drifting over you, and drop their
burden into the dancing pools, and make the
flowers glisten, and the eaves drip with their
The cattle linger still, cropping the newcome
grass : and childhood laughs joyously at the
warm rain ; or under the cottage roof, catches
with eager ear, the patter of its fall.
Gen. Gorgry and his "Wife.
The following singular tribute to the usual
right mindedness of women, occurs in the ac
count of Gorgey's Surrender, extracted from the
furthcoming "Kossuth and his GeneraVa," in press
of Piusxev, & Co :
Whether Gorgey saw the fate reserved for his
friends, whether he had any notion of the ter
rible consequences of his deed who can say ?
But it appears that he alternately entertained
hope and apprehension, and that, in spite of his
iron mind, he sometimes shuddered at himself,
and then again imagined that his deed might
lmve blessed consequences for Hungary. As if
treachery could ever be justified by its results !
When body after body of the Hungarians
troops, at Vilages, drew up before the Russians,
and silently laid down their arms without any
surmise of the treachery, Gorgey noticed at his
side, young Remenyi, scarcely eighteen years
old, and a virtuosos on the violin. This youth
had always been at the head quarters of Gor
gey, and often on the eve of battle, or on the
morn after the combat, had enlivened witli his
sweet melodies the Learts of many an ofScer
and, as a new David, dispelled the gloomy
thoughts of the Hungarian chief. Gorgey now
called him, and inquired what he was going to
do, and whether he was provided with money ?
Remenyi replied, with the carelessness of a
youth, "that with his violin he could fight his
way through the world, but as to money he had
none." Gorgey emptied his pocket, gave all his
gold to r.emcnyi, united some golden tor
which were hanging on the chain of hiwatch,
and said : "Take this my by, in remembrance
of me !" Aa Bemenyi noticed amocg these
trifling jewels a email silver key, he returned it
to the General with the observation ; But this
key you got from your wife ; I can not take it;
my lady would be displeased if you gave away
what you received from her as a keepsake."
Take it " said Gorgey, "for after what I hav
done to-day, my wife will never smile any moxu
This gentleman who has been repeatedly
charged with entertaining views favorable to tho
freesoilers has recently addressed a letter to
Francis P. Blair, im reply to one asking his opin
ions on the great political questions of Let day,
in which he states in the most decided and ex
plicit terms, his attachment to tho Union and
his determinatian to adhere to tho Compromise
measures of 1850, as a final settlement of all tho
sectional issues which have of late disturbed the
harmony of the country.
In this letter, Gen. Butler fully endorses tho
resolutions cf the Democratic State Convention
of Kentucky, by which he was recommended as
a candidate for the Presidency. These resolu
tions are plain and comprehensive, avoiding none
of the issues which have grown out of the le
gislation of Congress, on the subject of slavery.
but distinctly affirming opposition to the Wilmot
proviso, the faithful maintenance of tho Com
promise, and a reliance on the doctrines of the
Democratic party as explained by its past action.
They were submitted to Gen. Butler and were
approved by him before they were offered to tho
consideration of the convention. These facts
show conclusively that the rumors so long pre
valent in the political circles of some portions of
the Union, connecting the name of this distin
guished soldier and statesman with the anti-slavery
party of the North, are not entitled to the
least credit. Daily Dayton Empire,
We see it stated in the London Times, that a
proposition is on foot to build iron Bteamers of
720 feet in length, 90 feet beam, ami 30 in depth.
with four engines of 1,000 horse-power, aati a
screw, whilst there will be eight masts, with.hu ge
and will be not only shot but fire proor, ana,
from the novel method, though simple, and for
strength known to every schoolboy, their im
mense length renders them more safe than those
of smaller construction. It is calculated to car
ry 2,000 passengers, with a theatre for amuse
ments, &c, and could, in case of war, open a
battery of 300 guns. This projected scheme is
for the purpose of bringing the English colonies
within a month's reach of London, but it is al
together too large an affair. The only short
way of bringing England's colonies nearer to
London, is to give them the best system of gov
eniment possible for their interests.
North Branch Bill Passed.
Tho bill to authorize a loan of $S20,000, to
complete the North Branch canal, passed the
House of Representatives Thursday last, and we
presume ere this has become a law. This will
be most gratifying news to the whole northern
section of our State, as it will open tip a region
rich in mineral resources, that has heretofore
been shut out from a market. The policy of
completing this improvement at the earliest
practicable day, has long been manifest, and
whenever the Whigs were before the people seek
ing their suffrages, they advocated this measure;
but most strange to say, when this bill came up
it was opposed at every stage by the W hig lea
ders in the Legislature, and every effort was
made to defeat it. Throujrh the active instru
mentality, however, of its numerous Democratic
friends, and the effective appeal of Gov. Bigler
in its behalf, it was carried triumphaui!y through
both branches of the Legislature. liar. Union
tS5-Gov. Bigler has vetoed the bill passed
by the Legislature incorporating the Cbarlestowu
Silver Lead Mining Company. Speculators and
their mammoth and Mammon schemes seem to
meet with no favor at the hands of the Execu-
five. The sentiments of the present veto mes
sage will be cordially approved of by every good
citizen in the State, whether whig or Democrat.
JECySiLVER Currency. The bill engrossed
in the U. S. Senate on Monday last, from tho
Committee on Finance, provides for a new silver
coinage, in pieces of the denomination of half a
dollar and less, to contain a greater portion of
alloy than the silver coins now in use. The
measure is viewed as one of importance, in order
to retain in the country a currency which is so
essential in all business transactions. The bill,
if it 6hall pass the House of Representatives, id
to into effect on the first of May next.
S?The Dublin Freeman's Journal, of tho
20th of March, states that orders have actually
been issued from the Colonial office, or shortly
will be issued, directing the immediate releae
of the Irish Exiles, subject to the condition that
they are not to return to any part of tho British
Islands. This is "important if true," but is it
true? The report creates something of a sensa
tion among our Irish residents here.
The Poet Moore. A monument to the mem
ory of Tom Moore is to bo erected by his friends
in Ireland. Moore's journal, which has becu
kept with great regularity during many years of
his life, is to be prepared for the press by his