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The weekly pioneer and Democrat. [volume] (Saint Paul, Minn. Territory) 1855-1865, January 21, 1858, Image 2

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Waul* «•> Join • Ma»Hmo"ial <
Ulri ilau I’mlnfr Ifciiln % 'lmllfanrr.
'lien' i 4 an "M saying “ that a mao mrut
lik« partridge to hove it thrown at him.”—
The following wf>l<*y cotTMpon'ktim Irom
the Huston Pott abnwa a abut of th« hi ml
that certainly hit th>- wrooff bird:
, We are amurait by a friend who la personally
cognizant "f what he slates the following piqn
ai>t correspondence is genuine. A gentleman
whose tiuainea* rail* him a good <|..al i.um
home, la accustomed to giva the custody of lo*
correspondence to hi* wife, an intelligent lady,
who, In obedience to hi* Instruction*, open* all
i latter* that conic in bar husband * abac , <•; *o
atrera auch of them aa aba ■ an, like a c niMun
tial clerk, and forwarda the real to her liege
lord, at aut'b place* aa he may have d'signaled
at Ilia departure. During a lecent absence of
her haaband the lady re rued a letter, of wb.cli
the following (omitting name*, datea and pla
cet.) ia a true copy:
My Dear Sir : la.iw a tine picture of you yea
ter lay and fell In love with ,l, aa I did with the
. original In W laat winter, when I»« you
more thau an hour, though I -.oppose you d. I
not are me among ao many. I faar you will
think rne forward in thua addreaemg you; but I
truat yon are aa noble and uiwmapr ding a< you
are bandaom* ami brilliant. I’eihapa you like
to kuotr aornething about me— your arvlrni ad
rnlrer ! Well, lam not very good at dear rip
{ turn, hut l will any lam not marttrd ('hough
you are. lam told). My fiiemla tell no- I Have
net a pretty fane, not only a good figure, |am
rather jrrfifr, hate hlar k eyre, hlaek hail and a
dark Completion that ia. I aiu what ia called
a "hiunettee.” I am stopping for a lew weelva
, with my brother In law end alatcr In tine town,
and I dearly wi«h you wnuhl meet me there he
fore I return to W At any rate do not fail
to writ* me at legal a few worda to tell iu«
whether I ahall ever aee you again, and know
you more Intimately, forgive my bnldiieva
aad believe me,
Your friend,
To thin letter the wd«. who, l»y the bye, ha*
not the leaat knowledge of lire peraon to whom
ahe Waa wilting, made the following anawel :
Mndnniiriaeiie Your latter of the - Inat ,
addreaaed to Mr, , waa duly received. Mr,
. who la my huatnind, direuted me, when he
left holue, Mina day a ago, to open ail ll a letteia
and in anawer any of them that I conveniently
could. Aa you aeem to he rather Impertinent,
I will anawer your letter myaelf. I do not think
your dawrlptlMl of yuuiaelf will please Mr.
I happen to know that lie dielikee bint k
eyea and hatea biuiiella moat deceideilly. It ia
*1 uite true (na you aeem In auppote,) that he
ajudgeaof women na lie dnna id horaea, hull
de not think your Inventory of your “points,"
ia complete enough to he eetiafaetory to him.
You omit to mention your height, weight, wind,
speed, and* | hare the word ia illegible), faking
your charma at your own • atininte, I doubt
whether they will prove nufflc.iontly attractive
to draw bill) ao far aa II , merely for the aat
lafactma of comparing them with ibe »i hadnle.
You aay you tiuat my huaband ia "unauapect
lug." I think that la bla nature, but yet he la
need to drawing Inference! w hich are eoiiirtimre
aa unkind aa euepleloua. Vou aay that you are
unmarried. My advice to you la that you many
somebody aa aooii aa poaalhle. In moat esaea
I Would nut recommend haate , but In yeura, I
■in convinced Ibeie ia if nth In the proverb
which apeaka of the danger of delay Should
you he an fortunate aa to get a huahand (which
inavtaod mercifully graul') my opinion la you
will roiiaider any woman who ahoyld write film
biicli letter aa tlua of y-nira, impertinent, ami,
per liana, tmmodaal.
I will ilelivar your note to Mr. when he
roturua. aud alao a copy of my reply, winch I
am aure he will approve,
I am, with mm h reaped aa ynapermit,
kina. *
Tina wa< the end ef the corTr«poiidene»
Mural t nutig laitiea who write atlei-tianate
letteia to married men, ahnnld he * arefut that
the precloua nuaeivi-a do not fall into the Uanda
ol than apouaea, or (lie amomua writer- may
chanhe to get "more culta than kiaaea,"
Aitlun, we presume. -I*. D.
•I net ao. Wa rcrolhu tit circumsUmv in
whit'h u too gallant hiist'aml sutlcrisl lay hi*
t'hooaing tin ini|*rfect rhuiiuil of cnmmmii
cutioii. lie Was a wealthy I'uriaiun Milan
ciur. mill to liia ahatne, wua tit the habit of
iicglriding Ilia wili> to lake » cArrc nmie ticca
sintmlly to thu n|s-ra One day ut ilinnrr
our amorous acquaintance pullis! out u ticket
for I lie o(ar», mul guvo it lo hia servant,
wbuni In limit carefully trained up in the way
he ahouhl go thnl lie might not moke it into
take m lua old age, aud said, "tak* thi* ticket
to my It it nil. mid tell Ami that I will end ill
nil hour."
The Mercury returned shortly mnl “uivl
“if you please, air, Ar aultl liuil la- ready. '
I "Wtmt was h« doing f" amd tin* tluancier*
wife •• Cutting on hit bonnet uud shawl
blurtnl out the Stupid
Concluding scene between Ihe fmnneivr
mul hia wifr to Iw iiii.igmcij
It aeema Hint Iso t, in her lecturing tour
in I'etiDcylv aiuw« «lu*«' tho town ot lamcae
ter ita a a|Hd worthy ol Ur enlighleiimt ut.
luit instead ot ehunnilig the people of thnt
town. »he only rnin.it their ire nocordi rig to
the following ac-onut :
la-la. 111 tier recent lecturing tunr. tillered
M.ihada ll.del, townrda evening, aud dr tired
til ba ahuwn her chamber. I p*»n b-oking into
it, ahr dlavlalnfully curled up her nu«e, and wilh
a rejecting move of her hand, naked. " Hare
you nn better chamber than thief" Ou being
aaaurcd that I’rt-aideiil lln. herien had ulten o,
Ciipled it and appeared ta he eutleltrd. madam
aoappiahly exclaimed "Satiailed with am h a
chaniher’ l would nut aele. t auch a place if I
intended to cut my throat'
We can imagine a Itouilbce.with hiawtta
iilwni him. immeibutily replying, "Oh dear,
ina am. if von require a nvm for any aueh
purp>aw aa that, we will anpply you with
the twat in tlm town Hut non temper /*i
rufii* appln-a to landlord* in more wav*
timn one
The grand jury, ut RoeUwtor. N A
fountl true bill* ol in.betnient against lav
Stoi t and Mr*. Sxavn Litrit*, for the
murder of I'll a*. \A l.mnrs
Ibe Mu* rat Hank, nf Maiylund. ta in
trouble, canssd by an emr/ioi ug nn the
(met of the I‘resident. Mr Tmkcr. ol
#lbut tlie total lo** to the bank
Will not la- more than <lfvO,lHHi aa the
ItalaiHV hvta la* n around Mr. Tt •a * H hia ,
tnmle it voya*,, to Kuro|w. aial the iatnk of |
course, become* lainkrupt
laala Mantes Again
Ti.lliiwlni Volf,
Ibtl a abort time mure we gave a succinct
Account of tin: cause ol tlie wipprraaion of
the French iiticral paper, tlie /Voir, and At
the ium time w« remarked, tliAt gp regarded
g coalition or other combination to attack
the ministry tber Kmperor would allow just
auch agitation ua he thought fit and proper,
in fuel jtut enough to relieve tlie conrtitu
ti'Aial irritability of (!*• I’undati- without
any dangtrr to hilnar-lf, hut im ue/f . The
('ourur iU Pant hua followed gait wilh ft
vengcHiKX', writing a very [eiwerful article
on a text furnished by the PriMittn
which text we furtiiah to our reader*, pre
iiii- og that the Pnuiian limrllt i* written
under the very noae of u King who belioriw
about. io» much in 'he right divine mid a*
(irmly a* lie iha-a in V r.cv r. Cl.n ip or'a
ehampagne ;
'• Since tier war* of Independence, legitimacy
h*« hern the great moving power of legh poll
tica Kurope waa unltad ari lin an »ttitude of
defence agamat llin revnlutinaary moveuienta
of Trance She would not permit tlie revolu
tion* of Spain. Naples ur of Piedmont to tako
font lint in a abort time /rgiti/rmcg waa outy
valued from the aland point ol opportnnity. a*
a kind of po/irr i,J •iifity It waa no longer looked
upon aa an eternal right. Tha "right ilivino
Waa reduced to the miupln expreaalou of aum
mrhial I'tinn/ilr. "
After all'iding to the trcutii* of ISI 'i.the
Fniwmn f»o;r((( *u_\ *, •• instead ol the im
(iiilm‘ of the wur* i.f the ifiilepi’ndenoe "f
tin profound principle of I lie Holy Alliance,
a principle diametrically op|>o*ite ha* been
inaugurated. We arc advancing, pvrlnt|M,
towanla a elute of thing* when- the m o,a
iiv alone hIihII tie proeluimed tls* I’gineiei.g
oe Itiiiiir, und where they will meet u*
i *i hti-.hh ull novereign* who liavu not llii*
priie iplt lo rely on.
Kuro|« w rit lily providi*l with pretend
era. I’ortugal Mjiairi, Nnpl.* have each
tlu ir ei|* lled dynuaty ; France ha* keen
two of them. Hut tlie jiretendera of tie
■lay, nearly ail in the Hower of their age,
diatingitiah tla inaelvea from the pretender*
of a pant age, immmuch an they Jo not -a-ck
at any price to diaturh tlw re|«iae ol thiwe
HluleH which they ileriare fvlimg to them
The climax of thi* article ia contained in
the following wutencea, written, it oiuat In;
regnmben*!, by a mii.ject of tbut King of
I’rtlsaig who damaged hi* repulatioa fur
prudence in his lute Attempt to claim the
Mu/s raioly ol the Ncwchatcl alluded to
" Iherepoee of Kurope ha* demanded not
the maintenance, but the abdication of the h
Ultimate Dynaaty of the Neiirhatel.
•* It la lint the ancient print iple of frgi/imury,
hot the new pnnciplo of ai’eratoa »v itaai.-
(uf tie- majority,) which ha* prevailed In tlua
•pieelion. and In Europe the King of Prna*i«
1141* HKSM t i•MVf h S I'K l» LHII IftYIV) I* HO MPI'I V
riiiw pulili*hii»K mul Ithin
prineiph *et forth by the I'rusaion UnirlU
tlie (Vuiiei i lt Punt, ol ri'Urac, reengm/i-e
the right 1 1 l*u is N Ai-oi.KoN to In- Kmjicror
of the Fn-neli on the gnound* of jHiputar
elect ion, but allowing the people thu right of
(dealing tlu ir rvpre-a ntutive, olioiiraeotekow
ledge* their |*iwcr. if there *hould he gr»*| ami
•ati-fivetory reu*un*for «uch an iin|*irtunt step
to remove him, ami it yet remain* for tt* to
we how the prvwtit able, but ol rotlfwc.
thoroughly ilea|*itic Kiu|w-ror of the French
will Imik ii|H in thi* plain spoken article of
the Ctmrifi dr /’urn. whiih wv do nut ro
print, a* in the main, it I* nk-ntieal with the
opinioiM exprexaed l>y the I'ruanian jourtl il
One thing i* certain, that the Into opiu
ion* of the Pari* liberal |m|* r* are free and
laild. ami U loki n an luwiiranee that tliey
have thoimuisl* to liuek them in a manner ti
render (hem a formidable op|Mwition if not
li*tem*l lo xola-rly and w ith reason . ucd tin*
from the prudent character of the Fni|* ror
we incline to believe, will Iw- the es*e, and as
far a- i* consistent with the wa'nt and mer
curml tein|* raiin nt of the French, they may
yet enjoy fur more on*titiitiiiual iiber'y than
they h*'ki*l for untie five year* since
Xiir Since writing the ul*ivc. wo learn
by the last mwi from Patta. that the fmr
in ha* Uvii olil'ged to aueruin, a. d ia now
but a mere chronicler ot commoteplaca
cventa.—|Kn P X |).|
Haw. Ilr.-tv M. Kira,
The election of tm- Hon Henry M Rice
to the l intcil State* Senate from Mimawota.
i* a writ deserved tribu'e of rr*;w*-| to a
nmet wvvrthv geiitlemnn. Mr |{. had U*-n
tier IVh-gateof that Territory for two terms
rvps*v nting m the most aide, m-h fat .gable
aud suoetw'ful manner the great ami grow
mg intrrc*!* ol that young empire ol' the
W«wt The ialsir he pcrloimcd lor his cme
atitmmy was merrditile. Ill* hou*e in
Woidungtoo wo* ever open and hia tnapi'al
ity was not only constant vtnd cordial, but
even princely, lie had to rmpiov t'lerk* to
do hi* tvrrespomleiiv-e Ina nimig* for
extra help <|Uite f<|oatling In* j»-r diem si
lowance as a im mla rof t 'ongrews II «
tieautiful and amiable lady wa* a bear'y
co-worker in all hi* Ulmra, ami dv*vrve* to
*hare the honor* so worthily U*towi,| on
him. I in-crowning teat of Mr. U* cart»r
os a Delegate, wa* the übtaimeg of sou*
tltrvv and a half lut'lmna of aerx * of I amd
to Imik! a m-t woik of Uailrowii* throngh
out that !*tale Thi* tided th«* measure of
lug glory with all true Minmwcitiai,*. a>nl
lltcy have hoiwos-i him with the higheat
oflu'c in their gift. yea. the higbiwt but -me
in tlie Nation ami that too bv mote -ban a
party vote No young man n thi* I'mon
oceu pie* tovlay a (iroodrr p-witioa than he.
We v*viigratulale him upon hi* n- w lemora.
and we ,*>ngratulate tlie p**i|ileof Minnesota
and the whole country. u|*m having in *ueh
portion a reprawet iativr *v> worthy ami *o
uacfui t icivunuJ PiainUnuft
Pwrmsii tlraSs.
Under (hie head we include some uan*U
tione that we have made from the Courier
dt* EtatfUnu, whoee correep<mdent, bw
aidee a full budget of political new *, generally
contribute au agreeable column of Ultra
cast, ratMAar ash runs*.
One of the m<*t justly renowned portrait
futinti nt ot the prenent day, has just com
pietid the likeneso of an opulent j* raon, who
ba * mivlc a rapid fortune in commercial
rpeeulatioua. Thia penonage, whom we
vball call M. X , no longer reside* in Pari*,
but dwell* instead, in u ilelicioua country
bouse, where he has hud but likeness taken
in a moat original manner. He retjut stdl
the artist to group in the name frame, three
distant iniagi*, reprtH-nting what, he had
been, what lie was, and what one day he
will Is-.
The painter at first tried to combat an
: i-lcu so eccentric, but could in no way pre
vail over Ids customer. It wu* absolutely
i*:ce*sary that bis pencil should give ex
preaaioo to u desire so lirtnly laid down.—
t'onseipiently lie diviiled his canvass into
three |«rts. On the left one w-es M. X, ut
the age nt u.'i, clad iii a eoat of doubtful
freshhc*k, in linen of u problematienl color
und terminatid with souiewlmt of a »hock
iug bad bat. Thi* is the pus!.
In ilk: otitreof the eanvumi, M. X, spread*
himself out in u toilet of inconifivahle
splcntlor i he is newly shaven and smiling .
on liis chest the link* of a massive gold
ehuiu full grftvelully over the shining millur
iol a is,i*y velvet wui*tivwt. I Ihtb n-ign* in
both hi* |« rson und hi* dress, os it were, a re
flection of uhsoiute ami juhilunt hap|,,m ** .
thi* is the image of the prew nt.
Hut siile by side, ou Ihe right of tlie paint
ing apjs urs, terrible in ita striking reality,
the re verge of the ui>*ial. One diacorcr* on
a humid ta-neli ol stone, cnerustixl witii gn y I
m,aw, n skeleton that the wind is about to
reduce to a |*>wder.
The artist, after having completed his
work, which succeeded admirably, for tie*
lost time endeavored to show to M. X.the
gross brutality there was in thus impru
dently Imiking toward, the future. M. X ,
deal to hi* prayer*, took away the painting,
making, however, one eoneiwtiou; he con
M-ritcd that a thick veil ahuiild tie placed
over the lattiw representation.
How very w|iieamaili it suits onr friend*
the Parisiun*. to become at times.—
Hus any one m the good city that repro
genttt France forgotten her atreeta running
with tlie liUasl of her tout ctlixens hut a
short liuie *inr»-. or ig it such a time since
. the last funta-tie *uh i<b-. auiougst hundreds, ,
was committed, that they ar- atranl to look
u(i<io a rvprtxuiUtion «uly of the work of
the King of Terror*? Or ha* I’srisian ho- 1
eiety become so |iartk-ular since the last
irraud dinner ol its oiosni ii|*,u hiwse (huh.
in a thousand (onus, that it dare not think
of u diet " discussed tiy certain politic i
worms," but, os llxaegt says, "that prov
erb ia ut least musty."
Now tor an aneedob- of what the i’ans-
luu* call
A few daya amor. a gentleman in the Ixnt
oociety a* regard* birth and fortune, wita at
th« ludnido id hi* »ifr utrickcn down by
miiir illnoa*.
M.iduinc T. hud rufTcred fur two month*
without tho itt'tlu a! men l»'inu able to re
!ii re her by all tho tvwoirro* of vietvv- no
amelioration roald be obtain- d
j One day. one of tho physician* cano to
tb»* huchund and declared that fr. ni thence
forth entry effort would bo u*ele** and that
•oifucp had sp-Aeri it* loot won)
In moilicnl language wo know what that
Madame de T.. who hail withod to lot
inatlo acquaints) with bor condition. tlN'n
prefwred brarely for death She caus'd hi r
husband to approach, and taking him by tho
" Marc I not alwar* rendc**! you happy,
my dear?' said ahe.
“ Yea," oiwwcml Mr de T
' Marc you nothing to repnweh me with
or lor which I diould de niaml pardou ta-forv
departing *"
•' Then. I beg you to rentier me a ia*t ser
rnv, and that without asking me any ipuw
tmoi respecting that which I w*h you to
Mr IV 1 T a tittle aatonnbed. told it hi*
wife. Without hesitating. *anl ' in' would
•Well.''’ a* wo red the dying wile. TOU
will open '.he little bureau that rmi'ce then-, :
iu a drawer cl.icd by a knob which i* hid
den in the w.**l work on tho left, you will \
lind tlinv pockeUi of letter* tied |> v nbboa*
iof different color* whi n I am dead, c>u
will take throe three packet* ami coat them
in th» tire, without reading any of the con
tent* ***•. here i* the hey of my bureau ’ I
Mr T. took liie key . for three day* y, j
danw I V T lingered on. ami during that
linn', and a* long a* Madame Ik- | ppp.
wrved her con*ciiMi»nMa herhuabaud neither |
questioned hit r.or in vie any remark -efford- i
n*r th*s*- three iay*terioa« packet*
I'be fourth day, in the morning. Madame
He T. expired. Her husband opened the
bureau, discovered the secrat drawer and
took* from thence: the three packets of letters
that he found tied with ribbon* of difftrvnt
colors, and threw one after another in the
fira without seeking to discorer the -ecret
they contained.
W iae man “ where ignorance is bliss,
tU folly to be who-," especially in little
marital matters of this kind. He can al
ways refer to the defunct as his late dear
and faithful wife. ’ without uny knowledge
to the contrary, although there may lie oth
ers I sitter informed upon that point than
X M'vslern Miracle
As a warning against too ha-ty conclu
sions, we quote the following ludicrous story
of modern date, where a moot inopportune
miracle was wrought: The well known
French missionary, Father Hkiiiaixk, was
always poor, for the simple reason that lie
gave away everything he had. One even
ing he asked for u night's lodging of the cu
rate of a village through whitih lie possi-d .
and the worthy man. having only one I**l.
shared it with him. A' daybreak, Father
HaiDAiNK ns-e, according to custom, uud
went to aay bis prayers at the neighboring
church. Returning from his aaen-d duty,
he met a beggar, who asked an aim.-. "Aln-,
my friend, I have nothing ' said the good
pri st, mechanically putting his hand in his
breeches pocket, where, to his astonishment,
lie found something hard wrapped up in a
pa[icr, which he knew he hod not left there,
lie Lustily o|sned the paper, and. sewing
four crown* in it, cried out that it was a
miracle! 110 gave the money to the beg
gar, and bash-tied into the ehnrch to return
thunk* to (iisl. The curate soon alter ar
rived there, and Father Krioaixk related
the miracle with the greati-st unction; the
eurab: turn'd pule, put his hum) in his
[xs'ki't, ami in on instant perceiv'd that
Father Ukiubi.vk, in getting up in the dark,
had tuken the wrong pair of brveebc* ; he
hail performed s miracle with the curate'*
We believe that if meat of the miracle
mongers of the prew ut day were to examine
more ehately into thfi tut to re of what they
assert and imagine to be facts, it would b
louml that they had only /ml on (Ac wrong
I hr Vlanufai lure ef Woid*.
We fancy that most of our readers who
lusve Isvn bothered by lh<-Ht-rmunico l-.m
ersootan style of writing, will endorse tlie
following sensible remarks ol a writer in
Fnucf * Maga/inc
\'o p«ruu»siun ha* been -o mm Ii stiunr-l in
uur iler gatligt <-r Tloratv- for tlu> mancifacturr
of words, lie allow * nien tu mould on* now
and then, with a modest dim ration and caution:
hut lie ia gddre*miig port*, no vender* of pat
ent leather or dealer* in marine Korea. Wool,l
he not have stood aghast at the term “antigro
pylng?*' M'ould it not pnszle a Healigcr ol
Itrulley ? It i* tilua. we protest, to put g atop
to these vile coinage* when every hreeebe*
maker nr blacking manufacturer invent* a corn
pound worj of »n syllables a* expressive of
In* ware*, l.adlea do not wear petticoat* now
a day*, but crinolines. What ia the r name for
Kartera? Men do not rule horseback aa afore
time they take eipiealnau o.veicisea; women
are not married like tb-'ir grandmothers—they
are led to the hyiiieiiiol altar. A bookseller,
foraootli. become* a bibliopole ; and a servant
la eoiivsrted into h Ivlais iple. liarbeia do not
sell tooth pow-lerv and abating eosp ** their
f«lher* did. hot o I nlo and -lenlrili e, lypo
phagnii; luu wa b hs* psn-o-1 awsy —it iacsll
i d capillary lUiul. Can inv one tell o< what i*
the meaning of ' i aguoaia'' aa applicable to
diseaae ! Ii it ho- sigohl- auee at all. we will
guarsnVy to find half a dozen .Saxon monoayl
lalilc* e\pr «*iv-of the «amc olea .Medical
gentlemen,too, talk of phlebotomy; we know
that he hasaome connection with blood letting,
and for <>iir own part, we alwgya aaaociate tlie
term with a night we ouee apant betweeu the
alieeta, ail alive, ((' in vn lr\»li hotel. Who
would believe that "' pHtavi* mean* simply
bleeding at the no*a* T aney one whoolhoy
doubling In* list aud telling another to "look
out for bia epistaxi*.' * W hati* meant by the
fashionable word "‘aenthetk* -" We take up
the tirst book within reach, and open it at rvn
d'-in It I* 1 • V/nim ll'ori(«»r rfA. a /tmgro
pA*. by Tetwiu I'axton Wool. Well, what do
you read ! ' tly acathetic biography," he»ay*.
"i« simply intended a life in ita ideal attitude*.
Simply intended ' Did ever mortal man listen
to such verbiage run mad’ What, again, are
we to understand hy the word* “objective"
and “ auhjec'ive. which every goose w iiti hi*
*haiu metaphyao a ha* now a Java ou bis lip*
* The writer haa mussed anoth r capital liltt*
trattou of hia article. What do "itr young
reader*, whomay exchange tie m among-t each
other, imagine to be Ihe correct term for,
“black eyea" Keenvu'-v# ■' Only that and
nothing m ire —(A 'J )*, A/)
My llu.b
This is a ti rm. we itnil- n-tdial fre.u th*
light literature "I the present ilay.uf emh-ur
na-tit am-ngM in.-rrkil folks, atnl we have
o?teu W'Sfl're.| at its use. ami what m yht
Iw* its ihrivnti- n. IVrhajv* the following
extract from the Norfolk (#gu< may throw
some light t)(e>n ll ■ ruhjeet
At atlrand Assemblage, held at James Cittie.
In the year •<( our laird Hl*s. w -re passed nun;*'
arkta to the glaex <>f Almigktw God. and pah-
Ihiue go.vd of tli.s hv- Majesties t <,l*n>* among
which i» », ; \ <*.th amended orthography.
“tA'nlnen f( :<|'t s.artdaloi • sot* 1.1 h# ,tu< hed.
Whereas, oftentimes mix* baht ng w men of
ten slander tv) scandal it th« r ne.gbbor*. for
which the r poor hushan is ore flea brought
into chargeable and vexation* tu.U. and cast
in great damage* IV it, lb*-*f,-re. »n*i t«<l hr
lb* »riH»nt« aforesaid. tb»t oi actions of *l*a
Jtf » "»i wJ by th* »■*» a* aforesaid. after
judgment found f- r the iamage*. the woman
•ha* be pu . *hs,l by da.k n t l ml if the » ta
ilor bo to I’Bitrnmin to bo adjudge.) at t greater
■||*Y than b*« hut red p, and* of tobacco,
then it* woman thall lx ducked bond and hed*
for ttrh & e hundred p jn-liof tobacco
•o adjudged agonal Her huaband. if hr refuse to
pay ut nno mp-wj ‘
Niyio Ktrinllt fir India,
Tire Emancipation Societies in < 'unada,
not knowing what to do with ilto escajwd
negroes and colored men, whom they have
in most instancew enticed by specious jtrom
iwa from the United Staton, and bring. aa wo
suppose, Iwartily tired of their interesting
chargee, prop**. getting rid o( them at an
advantage, and, of court*-, going out of the
transaction themselves surrounded by a
bright halo of philanthropy. One of the
philanthropists alluded to says, -In Toronto
and, wo believe, in several other part* of
Cunadu. there are emancipation societies
composed for the most part of escaped
slaves and fnt- colored men. We arc not
aware of the aggr* gate of their numbers,
and a- colored people usually come to ('an
ada by the ‘'underground railroad," we are
not able to say what proportion they bear
t<» our whole imputation. They number,
however, we should say, at least ten thou
sand in Upper Canada; and wo have un
der-tood that they eontemplate ottering to
raiso a regiment, either to go to India, to
serve in Canada, or to be employ's] in any
way or lor uny period that may be deemed
mot-t advisable by the Imperial tiovern
ment. The offer is at once both patriotic
and honorable, and will, whatever may Is
the decision a.- to the regiment, give uo or
dinary pleasure to the and the people
ol Kngland. The oiler, at this particular
js-rirsl, is m excellent taste : und we ques
tion much if better men could l« got for
service in India. The climate would lie ex
actly suited to them ; and they have more
thun once proved to Cunadu their value us
soldiers." We have not quite so mnch faith
in the efficacy of these novel troops us has
our Canada philanthropist. A man who
has omv run in one direction, inay ujsin an
occasion of difficulty, und under the presult
of circumstances, (a shower of gra|« or un
plea-ant proximity to a line of bayonets.)
levant in another.
Tl»» Victoria Hi lilac at Mantrial
We have just rist-iveil a view and dim
cription ol one rf the greatest cnginei-ring
works ofmislern times, “the Victoria Bridge
at Montreal."
This wonderful bridge, now liist proirres
ing, is of the tubular principle, und crosses
tho Ht. Lawrence almut half a mile to the
northward of Montreal. YY lien completed
it will posses- twenty-tour piers, which, with
the two abutments, will lortu tweotv-five
spans, of which the centre one will be ul the
enormous width ol .‘ldo fret. The faces ot
the piers towanls the current, which at
Montreal (lows at a rati varying from seven
to ten miles nn hour, terminate in smooth,
bevelled off surfaces, so shap'd in order that
the least possible resistance may lie offered
to the avalanches of ice hurled against them
every winter. I'lic piers close to tliu abut
ment.'* will each contain about fi.ooo ton* of
masonry—those to support the centre tube
w ill contain about S "00 t-uii ~tch, scarcely
a blix-k of which w ill weigh less than seven,
ami many of them will exceed ten tons.—
I he total amount ot masonry m the bridge
will Is- about 2--,000 ton-, and it is ealeu
l*te<l that the edifice will he completed in
ab-uit IcfiOt'l.and is estimated to rust
about ?tl 2.'*o,ttot).
H *• have given these details, not only as
lieing interesting in themselves, bat from the
circumstance foreshadow* d of our own State
profiting by means ot this superb structure
to get rid of that surplus produce which at
no loug perils), -he may have to dispose of
in return tor articles imputed direct from
Kurope instead of via New York ; a.- it is
the eonvietiou of the Engineer. lloiikrt Stk
l'lisvsos. and of tl.n-e [srsons capable of
forming a -ound judgment nn the question
that, gr'-at is will be the cost iff the bridge,
by menus of it a I letter, more rapid and
cheaper otnmi mention will Is* afforded for
the prOiluce of Western Canada, Michigan.
Illinois. Wiscon-Tn \lmne-*>tn, lowa. Ac., to
the Atlantic *cal>oard, and lor the supplv
of these districts with imported gissls, than
by any other route on the American t'rvn
-11 nonl
" e omitted to iiwntion that the i ntin
length of this stop minus structure will (»•
aleuit lT*i fret legs than two miles'
I'm* It-t: v t i-iikii Bead nr IsoT.—Tlie
n* crelogy of the pa-t yt«ar contains an un
usual numl-er of eminent riam“s Among
the .jeparteil nun of seiemv may to ni< n
tnlived Hugh Miller, I»r. Kam*. I»r I'rv. [» r .
C'onyls-are. and Red field, the mctetiri-1.e.-it
In the list of authors .in*! scholars are Be
ritiger Douglas Jerrold Kngrne Sue. (» r .
Dick Dr. tiri-wold. and Mr. Uiidileu. Hf
sculptor* there are Tie mas i rawford ars!
Christian Bauch Among the -tat.emen
4 r- t.cv Morey AndrewStmami Janwi
Uanulton. Ismis MrUn*- an] Kx stecretary
Dobbin. In the military *lc[iortn»>nit ar»‘
Sir II ory lawnn.v, i. w \>ill. Sir bob
son, Anson, and others m India, (ieneral
< avaigna*' m Francs-, and tJeo. tJuiosi at
The Children s Aid Society sent out. a
short lime since from their offi.v n N*- w
Y »>rk th- ir -iith company of young worn* n
fivr bom*-* aad employ tnsrot in the YY’est.
1 tie l.wU-Krvolutlui. li. 'textio.
Tlte New York lltro'i of the 4th, pub
lisheil detailed accounts of the late revolu
tion in Mexico, by which Comoxiort, by a
grand coup tl’elat, succeeded in obtaining
the government, and declaring h:iu.-elf Pres
ident of the Republic. YY'e copy the follow
ling paragraphs from the HeuM corrcspoti
d*-nce, dated City of Mexico. Ihr lo ;
Kvents 11 regnant witl* the future -tale of Mex
j ico. and of wareely less sigiiiticauee to lb -
people of Ihe I’oitad States, have taken pla >-
within the past few days. In conformity with
the prediction-* contained in my lasi letter the
anamaloua condition of political affairs then ex
< isting has been swept away by a roup <1 it,it.
and has given place to a new system more in
accordance with the demands ~| this detracted
and politically corrupt community. The lion
and the lamb may lie down together, but it is a
moral and phyaical impossibility fora repre
sentative Congress and an Hiecutive endowed
with extraordinary powers to exist for any
length of time together in a republic that ha
any pretensions to tint name. 1 was hy no 1
no ,ins surprised, therefore, yesterday moining.
when I was informed that during the previous
night the brigade of regular troops stationed at
Tarubaya. under command of lien. Zuloaga,
< had marched into the city, and by a single
blow, without shedding a drop of blood, had
overturned the old and inaugurated a new pol
itical system. The Congress was dispersed.tic
i constitution set aside, and boll Ignacio Coin
onfort mail- Dictator, with mhuitely le-s iioi-e
and disturbance than us rally attend a meeting
of the uuterritied l in the halls of bid Tam t
Dire were the threats of the purut when they I
found that they had been outwitted and betray
ed by President Cotuonfort. They rushsd to !
the cafes sod restaurants ami drank coffee and
r«u mnt w itb the utmost ferocity, discussed 1
various plans for bloody revolutions, poured
out a vast quantity of “pinchbeck" patriotism,
ami then. Mexican like, adjourned to their re.
speetive homes without taking the lirst step by
wav of couotervenlion.
■flic Congress, as a matter of course, was ills- ■
persed yesterday. Its Pi-sident, Scnor ttlvira. |
and Juarc/., Minister of the Interior, were im
prisoned, but I understand were released tins
morning. Notice was despatched to the seve )
rat States of the Confederation of ttie inaugura
tion ol the new state ol affairs, and then ap
proval reipiestcd. This was a mere matter ot
form, as Cotuonfort had already satislied him
self of the co-aperution of nearly all of them.
San In ruia Potoai and l.uadaljai a are doubtful,
but money has been placed at the disposal of
the President, with which to operate on tuem; ,
and that specific, rarely falls in this country.
Vtdaitrri. with Nueva I .eon at his back, wilt )
probably offer resistance. Itut what can he do 1
without assistance tom the United States?—and
that he fsars to ask.
Comonfort and his very aide Minister ol Ki- ,
nance. Senor I’ayuo. uie busily engaged in da
vising ways ami means to replenish the pubiie
treasury Some of the nabobs ol Mexico, who i
are pleased with the new order of tbinga, wilt
furnish him with all they can spare, and it is
said that lie will re establish the tobacco mon
opoly, which hat been suspended for the past
two years, and thus realize an additional in
come. The church, too, stands ready with her
colter*, to buy compromises from him. He will
become their tool, and Mexico will again fall
under the dominion of a corrupt and fanatical
priesthood, who will set the dictator aside
whenever an opportunity offer*, better bor
row front forvign bankers at any discount—bet j
ter sell the national territory - anything, rather ,
than retrace the steps which have gained him
so much credit in the eyeaot the civilized world
during the past two years. I tsar that he is not
the man for the place, .-hould he prove not to
l*e, then tins is but the first step in the rapid
downward career of Mexico. A few day-will
solve the enigma. He must go ahead, or he
will he thrust back. His late and that of bis
country are now m ins own hands. If he tall*.
: he falls like lucifer, never to rise again.
I**otsst nr the Hnivsns f.rglslntllre A K a1.,.l
llir In rum|i!un t ooslllullon.
The following i- a copy of tin- concurn ht
resolutions unaaimouelv uiliqitixl liytlie’ler
ritorial U'gi-laturt of kutn-u*. on the 2.7*1 of
iK-n niU-r. remonstrating against theuwpt
ance by (’ongr*n*t of tin* Iscomptou Consti
tution :
Promt'>lf amt joinl rrmlntioiu in relation
thr Canditution framed at Leintnidon.
Km, un Territory, on the ~tti day ~/ \'>-
vemher, IhhT.
Whereas. A -mail minority of the people liv
mg in nineteen of the thirty eight count,* - of
this Territory, availing themselves of a 'is
which enabled them to obstruct and defeat a
fair expression ot the popular will, did by the
odroa- and expressiv ■ appln atlnn of the pro
visions and partizan machinery of said !a* . pro
cure the return of the whole number of the del
'•gates of the t'(institutions! I'onventian re*.cut
ly a-s-'Mitiled at be- oiupton ;
And whereas. Hy reason of the defective pro
vis .ns of said law', in connection with th- neg
lect and misconduct of the authorities charged
with the execution of the same, the people in
ng w thin the remaining nineteen counties „f
the Territory were not permitted to return I •]
eg*te« to sai I Convent on. were not recog' s .
iu it* organization,or in any other eeusc htard
or fait in its deliberations
And whereas, It is an axiom in political eth
ICS that th* people cannot he deprived o! the;:
right* t'y the uegligeuce ur nn-cooduct of nub
In officers ■
And whereas. A minority —to wit: twentv
eight only of ttie sixty members of sa t u
vention—have attempted by an uaworth con
trivance to impose upon the whole pe,,';,:.-
this lerr.tory a* -nstitution without con.-u • g
v -ur w shes, and against their will
Vu l whereas. The members of said Con* en
t "ii !a* - refus, dto submit their action f, ; t
appr oval or disapproval of the voters of the
Territory, and in thu- acting have dei>,| ike
known will of i,ms teu'hs of the voters thereof
In I wherea*. the a tionof a fragment of saol
' "iivention. representing sa they did a small
ro n-rity of the voter- ot the Territ*,ry. repudi
a't s ami ernshe- out the distinctiva prim ipie f
ti.c Kansas hraska act, ' and violates and
tramples under foot the rghta and the *.,'.er
eignty -f the pe- pie.
Xn i w l ; «rea-. From the foregoing statement
ot f,„ 1-. it e e»r y appears that the people ave
■ ' t-ecri left “free to form and regulate th- r
J inr-t f institution* in their own way. but n
the contrary, at every »rage in the am m.,: ms
pr -edings recited. tli»v hive been prevented
fr-m so doing. IW it therefore
I’.noiretl, B* the Croverttor and larg.s.ative
\saembly of K’attsaa Territory, that the people
-f K.»n»a- being op* *>-•• I to sa.d Ci nstitu-.-.r.
Congress ha* no rgntful power voder ,t to ad
rat-ail Territory into the i nion aa a Sate;
ami the representatives , f .*,.j people do her
by. in their name an I on th- r behalf, aoieu oiy
protest again#! sueh admission.
Besorrrl. That rh action on the part
* ‘tins- MENU, la tk# jodgoeat Of the ra.x
•'«r* “f th's l#-g - at.r* Assembly, be an * ,t r,
abandonment • f the trine of non inter*.
tom in th** affs.r* - ' tae Territory, and a so
tutr-in in ;ts stead ~f ('ongrewaional c.t, ,s
tom bshktf dan OOrity engaged a■. ..
p ital.'e a'le-n; tto le-eat ‘the w ail* .-
the r thu of th ma-r.-v. 4 ‘
K***«r#<f. That the people of Kansas 1
t"ry a m the right, through a legal and la.r
expres. ..ft -,f the w .~* #,4, -l.ty of i.er .1
1/ens.t ojorm and adipt a' onat.tntion for '! i
i rau.id. That the *.o era. r of thu Terr -..rt
' e requested to for aar I , copy 0 , the forego
;g preamMe an I r,., ,t„ jn » lo Ut
f t;e ruled , tale., the President of ti
ate. the wpeaker «f the House of |;.
ties, and to th* p# egate m Congrt-. ? r . & \* r
Territory w

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