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The Great moral Triumph. The
lections which are now going on, and in
which Pipelaying Whigcry is universally
routed, are not merely grelt political victories,
but sublime moral triumphs, m which the foul
and base practices of factious and corrupt
politicians and the fraudulent part of the
banks, with the Monster at iheir head, are all
rebuked and chastized for their crimes, and
driven into Ihe obscurity from which they
should never have emerged. Numerous and
great are the moral benefits which will result
from these victories; and among the formost
will be the cessation of (he present criminal
suspension of specie payments. The success
in Pennsylvania alone, and tb deaih of the
IMnnster. insures this result. Others make
Philadelphia their excuse for suspending, but
that excuse will cease in a fciv weeks. The
PinnKlv.iiiia legislature meets on the firs
Monday iu December: its first duty will be
to coerce instant resumption.
MnnnnnM's democratic) mnj rity far Governor
is ascertained to be'abont 4,000. .
In the Senate, the democratic majority ' 22J
(last rear a hi- majority of three.) In the House
.he democratic majority will be 31 ; (last year a
whi - mnjoiity of 33. D. mocratic majority on joint
hallo?, 53. .- -
have been received o render it
have carried ootn
Sufficient returns
n,i..iifo thnt the Democracy
branches of the State Leishture
The last Senate was divided, Whi-s 15, Demo
crats 21. House of Representatives, Whigs 51,
Demociats 21. '
The election
has turned upon that question more than any
other one thing. Pipelaying VVhigery which
has been so signally beaten in mai w -
for no resumption, and snnpiasi,
.t r.,..i,.f,.r iva.s chartered, xnis.
until anoiner itgu"'" , - .. -
pa:tv way for keeping the currency as it h,,
kUo punish the people till they submitter to
a new National Bank; built is whipped
tvhipped like a cuipril
now resume. Globe.
-and the banks must
The IIcndhed Days. The rise, progress
,l dorlinn of Whimrerv. from the morning
of the " Union of the VVhigs for the sake of
the Union " down to the time when John ly
ler preached on a text from James" Ve ask
and have uol, because ye ask amiss, that ye
may consume it on your lusts ;' and they
nil set to promelling and " accusing or else
excusing one another " as the apostle said of
the sinners of his time, is very well described
In tho following lines of an old writer, de
scribing tlie cour.se of matrimony.
Thefji-st month it is smick smack!
Tha second month hither and thither;
The third month thwick thwack !
The fouith month, 'devil take him that
brought us together.'
Members who hold over, vv'"3
New members
Members who hold over, Democrat
New members
Saturday Morning, October 23, 1811.
CZp,The Editor of the North Carolinian will be
at .Sampson Court on Monday the eighth of Novcm
b r, ami he hopes that those indebted to the Office
will mnko it convenient to settle the little amounts
due. lie knows that money is scarce, notwithstand
inr the hiph prices and fine times we were to have,
but he sendj you " glad tidings "of better times
the passage ol the sceptre from the hands of Judah.
Wc would further remind all delinquents that no
pnper will be sfnt to any one looser than 3 j'cars,
without pay. We arc determined on that. '
We regret tohnve to oruit for want of time and
space, the communication of "A Ped. e Farmer,"
an J ; Cumbcr'and."
6 districts to bear from which wll probacy return
3 Whis and 3 Democrats.
Whigs elected
Democrats 34
14 numbers to be heard from.
Tho Democrats on'v require 4 more members out
of the 14, to give them a majority on joint ballot.
Ohio Election. As far' as heard from,
the Democrats have elected 8, and the Pipe-
Layers 4 Senators. Of the House, so far, the
Democrats have elected 34, and - the Pipe-
Layers 24. The Democrats require 4 more
members, either Senators or Representatives,
to give them a majority on joint ballot. Globe.
New Jersey.
The elections for the members of the Legislature
:ias taivC-n pace, ana tne - pipe-layers nave Deen
successful by a reduced majority. Having a ma-
irity in the Legislature, a pipe-layer will be
made Governor.
New Jersey. This State has giveu a
arge popular majority for Democracy, and
the gain in the legislature is very great. The
Icderal majority in the legislature is continued
by reason of the Gerrymander process. Near
ly every year a new federal county is made
to subserve their party designs. A change
of the Constitution, so much needed in our
sister state, would put an end to this plan of
the federal leaders, and give to the majority
the control of the State.
The Itesults of the late Extra Session of ;
Congress. .
V.verv honest cnouirer must admit, that the feder-
i " ...... i.A oil nlnnr lind the manaopment' of the, mid Tranks with the girls
the credit system. With fw exceptions, tooinsig C. Bblfogthc name. of the ladies are not given.
"It is believed that the Democrats will have
a majority of two in the Senate ; but the Se
natorial districts have been so Gerrymandered
by the Pipe Layers, there is no certainty of a
Democratictic majority in that body, although
it is quite probable. The Senators that stand
over from last year, are 10 Pipclayers and 9
Democrats. And now, with about 23,000
majoiity in the State, it is doubtful which par
ty has the majority in tbe Senate ! Strange
districting when such an aggregate Demo
cratic majority leaves it doubtful what party
has carried a majority of the Senatorial dis
tricts. "From the Journal of Commerce.
PlIlLADEI.r-IIIA, Oct. IS, 1S41.
The returns of the election in this State de
crease in interest as the majority for Gov.
Porter increases. It is now apparent that his
majority will in some measure resemble the
sweep which Gen. Jackson made ever the
Slate when he was a candidate for the Presi
dency probably it will not fall much short of
30,COO. The Assembly will be equally deci
ded, or rather onesided, as the majority will
rather exceed than fall short of 30. In the
Senate there will be a majority the same way,
though it will be very small. Without a rna-
The Siarfect.
Ou- market has been dull for ths week, with the
f;:q tion of Cotton, which baa sold readily at a
era ill advance on las, week's quotation?, sav 8 to 8.
Vhiskey is scarce and s: I s readily at 30 cents.
F!o:ir is dull at G to $G. - .;
Flaxseed in demand at 5$ I to . -$l. 10, being an
We shall notice, next week, according to promise,
tha results of the bite election?, their causes, &c., in
connexion with the causes assigned by the Fayette
vi He Observer.
The 33d Regiment of N, C. Militia, under the
command of Co'. McCormick, was reviewed in this
town on Wednesday last, by Gen. Dowd, and Aids
Mnj'irs C. J.Orrell and Dougald McDouzald,
Th -so officers are deserving of all praise for the stands t is an outrage on the elective fran
prnie mey have shown in equipping Che richness J chise.
ol Iheir uniforms, &c. We are proud to believe that
they foci a lively interest in performing tbe duty,
Tiic Independent Company made a handsome
sio.t. Their new caps are very becoming. We
venture to say that it is composed of as good metal,
and are as fine spirited set of men as can bo found
anywhere. Increase the Company.
nificant to be - regarded, they have filled the army
of bankers, b.-okers, stock-jobbers, and speculators,
that have run the country in debt undermined the
public morals scattered ruin, distress and lamen
tation aH over the land, and by its consequences at
last, made robbery and swindling almost a profession.
We say, and as God is our judge, believe, that
every syllable of this is true, and that every honest
mind will admit its general verity. Now mark ! i
As soon as the federal parly got into power (tor the
first time in 40 years,) they passed a Bankrupt law
to discharge these very speculators from their debts,
and a Distribution law to put into their pockets the
whole revenue derived from the public lands; for so
sure as there is a Heaven, so surefl is, that every dol
lar of this money will be seized by that party in the
several States, by some trick or device, and turned
to the benefit of rail road proprietors, stockholders,
and their creditors; the people of North Carolina
will not. as a neoDle. fret one cent of ifcfwhi st under
I I I , -
the new Tariff law, passed at this extra session,
they are to be taxed on Salt and other necessaries of
life, every man of them, to supply tbe place of the
land mon-y so taken from the Treasury and given
to speculators. r , t
Well has this party earned the name of Pipt-lay-ers.'!
an epithet truly significant of the vilest and
most dangerous political frauds, and which have
ever distinguished the Federalists as a part'. - ' .
We say with the Globe, that these three acts of
the extra session, deserve to be burned by the hands
of the common hangman. They are as infamous as
their Federal authors'!
Mr Badger, of Raleigh.
We confess that the fttle respect we entertained
for this gentleman, as a pcl'tjcal character, is en
tire!' gone. In his great Granville speech, and all
his log cabin speeches, (that we have beard of,) to
elect Harriaon, he denied and denounced the idea
thnt a United States Bank was to bo one of the Fed
eral measures; thereby, among all honorable men,
fully committing and pledging himself against it;
and 3'ct, in his letter of resignation, as a member of
the late Cabinet, he shows himself not only to have
j been a friend of ihe measure in tbe Cabinet, but that
he actually "approached," or electioneered with
members of Congress to have the second Bank bill
passed into a law. This we call political knavery;
but it helped to elect Harrison, and this was only
part of the game. Air Badger cannot defend him
self by saying he did it in his official capacity, as a
member of the Cabinet that won't do! for he was
bound by conscience anrf honor, to refrain in every
capacity, from contributing to bring about what he
had pledged himself would not be.
Curtis, the Collector of New York.
The affidavit of Col. Alexander Ilatr.rton, a law
yer of New York, and son of tbe distinguished
Gen. Hamilton of the Revolution, prcv s this man
Curtis, to be one of the most consummate scoun
drels, rogues and swindlers of the present day. As
not only a participator in the pipe-laying frauds
committed in the New York elections in IS.33 and
1839, but as one who would not hesitate a moment,
to commit the most wilful and wicked perjury.
Swarlwout is a motii-e to him in villainy. "Is he
honest, is he capable' the Whigs promised us should
be their rulo in appointing to office. IIjw have
they fulfilled it? Look at Bela Badger, Matthew
L.. Davis, Doty, of Wisconsin, this Curtis, and a
host of others diFtiniuished for tha vilest dishonesty!
A Great Ilascaii
:X The Mi'ton (North Carolina) Clmmicle ttfls of
a fellow in h s neighborhood, who has been playing
His name: is Edward
The "nntcrrifieil" Democracy.
Th s noMi band stand erect in the confidence that
t!:e r cause is the cause of truth, and must prevail.
They know that the people, the bone and s'new, are
with them, united in sentiment, and in opposition
jority in this branch of the Legislature the vie- to any and every Administration which is not ad-
111 t - .11 J J
lory would nave peen very incomplete, as tne ministered upon Democratic principles. Tho por-
uisirtci law, wnicn apportions tne representa- tcntous "signs of the times," will act like a revda
tives of the Senate, will come up for legisla- tion from above , and have the hapnv effect of ce-
tlOU, for the first time Since It Was SO CUt and mentin the rartv. and cause them In a, t in rnn,,vt.
carved up under ihe administration of Ritner, Hereafter let one understand srovem. one heart
as to render any thing less than some such Unimate the whole bodv. and on that dav when the
majority as the present competeut to defeat the
Whigs in that body. One of tho first acts of
the Legislature will be to restore the ancient
landmarks in this respect. As the law now
Delaware. The city election in Wil
mington has resulted in the success of the
democratic ticket, by about 100 majority.
At the Fall Term of the, Superior Court of Ela
tion county, Judge Pearson presiding, William J.
"Waters was put upon his trial, charged with a vio
lation of the 4th sec tion of tho 34. h chapter of the
Revised Statues of No th Carolina, and found guilty.
The prosecution was conducted by Mr Solicitor
Strange, and the defence by Messrs. Hjbart, Reid,
and Winsloiv. He wa3 sentenced to beungon
the 5th of November. ,
During the same term of said Court, J. Devane
was put on his triil, charged with the .uurder of a
nejro slave, the property of Enoai Haws, Esq., and
convicted of manslaughter. Mr Solicitor Strange
conducted tbe proseeuiion, and Messrs. Toomer
and llo'mes the defence. He was sentenced to be
branded. The sentence of tho Court was fortnvvitb
carried into execution.
NEW MAGAZINE. We have been favored
by the publishers, with the first number of a new
work, entitled "Wild Western Scenes,' being a
" Narrative of Adventures in a Western Wilder
Election at Wilmington, Dei,. -An
election for corporation officers took place at
Wilmington on 1 uesuay, which resulted in
the choice of the democratic candidate, by an
average majority ol about SO.
An election was yesterday held in this city
for members of the First Branch of the City
Council. Democratic members have been
elected in every ward except the eighth. In
truth there was no whig candidate in any
other ward. Halt. oun.
It seems that about three yea rs ago aenmi
very respectable lady, and lived with her two years,
and left hi-r, and went to Green sborough, wheie he
passed as Sidney T. Smith, of North Alabama, (tbe
rascal') He there became acquainted with a you.g
lady of Guilford county, of whom he became enam
oured; and representing himself as the son of an Al
abama planter, found little difficulty irf:w inning his
way. So he married her. Soon after this marriage,
he absented himself from home, under the pretence
of business with a Mr Edward C. Boling, and his
wife becoming anxious about his long slay, went to
the Rev. Mr Boling'?, (her husband's father, though
she did not know it,) where she found the fi st wife
of this Smith alias Boling, who also comp!ained
that her husband had been gone some time." Thus
were two women in the same bouse strangers to
each other married to the same man, and anxiously
awaiting his return and neither knew the othei's
history! Reader let your imagination fi l up the
sc ne, had the gentleman happened to have made
his appearance, and met the two wives: we cannot
begin to describe it to you such a scone passeth
our powers of description. But "he had no idea of
goinaf there.
But the end is not yet. Air Sidney T.Smith corn-
gained to his new father-in-law, that Mr Edward
Boling had treated him very rascdlly in a bargain
for a piece of land; whereupon, the father in law,
good-natured soul,) issued a warrant for the arrest
of Boling. The Deputy Sheriff, Col. Lea, arrested
Mr Edward C. Boling, while on hi3 way lo the resi
dence of bis first wife. He was taken to Yancey
ville, where the father-in-law of Air Sidney T.
Smith was waiting for the arrest of Boling, and up
on ge ing into court to Took at the prisoner, he ex
c'aimed, "my God; that's the man that marihd my
daughter." And for the first time, he found that
Mr Sidney T. Smith and Mr Edward C. Boling
were one and the same, and that he and his daugh
ter had been made the wretched dupes of a consum
mate scoundrel.
Boling, in default of bail, is confined in Guilford
ail, and will be tried at Guilford Superior Court.
The Mass in motion.
The huge dimensions of the Democracy in North
Carolina, are beginning to be agitated. The N. C
Standard brings us the proceedings of a spirited
meeting in Franklin county. One of the resolutions
reads thus:
llesolved : That we recommend to the
good people of North Carolina to call a Con
vention in Kaletgn on the tenth of the ensu
insr Januartfy to nominate a Candidate on
the democratic ticket for the Chief Executive
Office for the State ; and, while no doubt can
great battle is to be fought, plant your standard
upon that proud eminence, (which we attained un
der a Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, and
Van Buren,) bearing upon its ample folds
'Then conquer we must, for our eause it is just,
And this bo our motto, in God is our trust,
And Democrdft'j banner, intiiumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave."
Miserable Trash.
A dialogue from the Cincinnati Gav-tte, is goin
the rounds of Whig papers, (and we see the Obser
ver man has got it among his other trash,) purport
ing "to put at rest the matter" of the $25,000 which
have been given to Gen. Harrison's rich widow,
(worth $300,000.) As might be expected, the "Lo
co" is mane, in tne diolasue, the merest dunce 1m
aginable, while the "Whig," is one of your cool,
impudent, would be "clever" men.
The "Whig" tells the "Loco," that each person's
share of the tax, which has been levied to replace
the $25,G00, will be one-seventh of a cent, inasmuch
as "there are in the United States, by the late cen
sus, 17,106,572 persons," and he counts upon every
one of these persons paying a tax; whereas, not one
fifih pay taxes. It is not, however, the amount to be
paia, that we take exception to. It is the aristo
cratic principle of TAXING THE POOR to SUP
PORT THE RICH. That is what we wish tho
people to understand.
We hardly know which is the greatest jackass,
thj one who wrote the piece, or the one who copied
ness, forty years ago
It is of course neatly printed, and contains some exjst, that there are many well qualified for
. j. T . IJ I . . . . isa
We copy the following remarks from the Philadel
phia Saturday Courier, and earnestly recommend
them tn thr attnntinn nf ihn ; rp.. :u
very amusing matter. We should say it was just tnat station, whom it would be our pride to Enro..n.r x n,,r- , s Z "
k 1 V. : .. ;.!! 1- - Pn;nr I i 1 1 C I is IUI IUC
w.o miiij; niiusc tin iuic siuisno pci vim . i support, ve may ue c.uueu lor expressing i interest ot your place to do o.
day, or any body else of a dull night. It is from lDe partiality that we sincerely entertain to- "The disposition cannot be too much re
jjijct o. uuj, iivi itwvu w vu., - i naius, iuu ..auu. iiuuM -M-r. i a lc i uuKeu, lei it exist in wnat town it may to
vine. I send to distant nlaces for nrnrlnpta whlMi
We are gratified more than we can express, at j could be equally well furnished by the mechan-
this recommendation. j les in their own town. No one thin"-can be
more positively injurious to the real interosto
The Post Office. . of any town than to eo over the heads of its
When this department ot me uovernmeni comes mechanics to buy elsewhere. It takes out of
CJ Our citizens had a short trial of their skill
in putting out a fire, on Monday afternoon, last.
The Engines were promptly on the ground, but the
fire was put out before they got to work
ICT3 Messrs. Alford and Nesbitt, whig members
of Congress from Georgia, have resigned. It was
a magnanimous act, and we give them credit for it
The recent elections in Georgia hinted to ' Gov-
ernor Billy Dawson," that his services were not par
ticularly necessary, but he does not seem to take,
to be so conducted that subscribers to papers cannot J the place money which justly belongs at home
two tham it !q a nuisance - not be tolerated. A I It fliarniiraiTA anrl Hiivsa mi : J
O-- , I vutuKVUaUKB. uuu
riend justfromDuplin informs us that our subscrbers j prevents them from advancing in prosperity,
complain inai mey ranuui men 'msf i so us 10 uuu 10 ine success Ol tnetr own town
ly, and when they do get them they are broken
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II 1 T i frm . i . . , , i v. -. . . .. yj . .....v., . . l.nillli; UUU
,r,-M., ui,Su., o, iVAa., snOUUi l6 asiiamea IO go . A:r,mtv te wnrk. to find out TTrchor r witfntvoro anA TIT- T
-& ivuvi I .,,hAro tha fVi1r m snl wo eitrf1 It WP ft flftt I hapho ap
I TV ai-a v uvf iuuiv aiwa uu at v uv-. i auxuwaut
e'nt na.e.Tom ,bye IS. " " ! " make an example of the knave, it will be because
excellent hit at the would-be Governors. Johnson I there is no virtue or honor in John Tyler's admin
t T- '
anu uawson. I isf ration.
Take care of th.e BOTTS,
It is killing the Whigs fast.
Maryland Election -National Intelligencer.
The Whig papers, every where, are puzzled to
rump up excuses, and a bungling fist th' y make of
The Observer man says it is the (b'ly of Mr
Tyler's course towards the Whig party. The Ra-
eigh Register says thj Whig party have no confi
dence in Mr Tyler, and will not take the trouble to
go to the polls to support his administration, (how
silly in them!) He gives that opinion in a soit of
bravado style, as "let it off nd whom it may." But
this is one of his fei.Us a manoeuvre by which he
tries to hide the trvli'u
But the two' following extracts from the National
Intelligencer, cap the climax, in the way of excuses.
Our attention had been directed to them, but we
could get hold nt but one, until the Observer came
out, when, behold, thr re ihey were, side by side.
"We ask our Vbg brethrrn how t'.-ey look?
From the National Intelligencer of the 12th.
" We are mortified to learn that some gen
tlemen of hirge property, Whig3 in sentiment,
nd heretofore in action, voted the Locnjbco
ticket avowedly " to get. ri.l of the taxes."
From the National Intelligencer of ihe I4:h.
The vote in Maryland in 1840, for Harri
son and Tyler, was 33,528. The Whig vote
ast week, lur Governor was 21,G37 a filli
ng off of 8,890, more than one-fourth of the
Whig strength. Vo one of these, it is be
lieved, did ihe opposite party get ; they all
abstained from voting.
Now maik ! ! On the 12th he says he is moitified
to learn ths.t some whi gentlemen voted the " lnco
toco' ticket, "avowedly to GET U1D of the TAX
ES," and on the I4ln he says lucre waj a falling oft
n the whig vote, ot o,890, not tne of which, ho be-
icved, " did the opposite party get."
The Observer man must have been no'ldinr, or
n a fit of "stupidly," brought on by a sudden re-
vi rse of (political) fortune, when he placed th -se ar
ticles s:de by side in his paper. Or are we to con
clude that, should the National Intelligencer say "it
snowed last Thursday," and ihe next day say, "last
Thursday was a remarkably clear, mild, and beau
tiful day," thf-y would both find a place iu the Ob
server? That is what wc should call "froinE it
ICSThc members of the Franklin Libraiv Soci
ety are requested to meet at the Marktt House, on
1 uesuay night, at 7 o'clock.
Do you remember
The uproar, revels, debauchery and pipe-Isyinjr,
at the election of Harrison last year? Do you mark
the quiet, order, soberness, and frcr dom of the elec
tions this summer and fall? .What should cause
this wonderful difference? Why, the United States
Bank is dead! Federal funds are getting lower
and lower!!
Whiggery Exemplified.
TTte Jiddress of the Syracuse (JVVto York)
Whig Convention.
This Convention and this Address have been
looked to with some anxiety by the " Treachery"
party. Parts of it aff ect to speak manly and inde
pendently, while other parts are wheedling, whining,
slip-slop twatile.
We gite below, a paragraph entire, which, it
strikes us, will afford a tolerable sample ol the
whole, bot'i as regards style and the drift of its ar
guments. We repudiate and reprobate the abomina
ble doctrine, avowed by our political adversa
ries, that the public offices belong to the con
quering party, after a contested election as
the " spoils of victory.". Our doctrine is, that
a political party coming into power, is at once
charged with, and responsible for, the admin
istrative operations of the Government, in all
its departments and places, and that it is its
right and its duty to conduct those opetations
mainly by the hands of its friends. We re
spectfully commend this just and necessary
rule to the notice of the President, for a more
efficient observance and enforcement than
it has yet received at his hands.
It will be recollected that this party which now
Lepeak the above language, once spoke differently,
i---- " iiSi:i ui.ii cigiu or lea moniDs ago.
All their orators at the log cabin meetings " repud
iated and reprobated the abominable doctrine " of
" proscription for opinion's sake." Mr Preston of
S. C, went so far as to say that when the whir par
ty should come into power, proscription should be
proscribed. But what do they say now ? They say;
uur doctrine is, that a political party com
ing into power, is at once charged with. nnJ
responsible for, the administrative operations
of the Government, in all its departments and
places, and that it. t its right and its duty
to conduct those operations mainly by the
hands oj its friends, . We respectfully com
mend this just aud necessary rule to ihe no
tice the President, for a more efficient ob'
ser vance ' and inforcement than it has yet re
ceived at his hands. '
Can any one conceive of a more palpable viola
tion of consistency than this ? In the short space of
12 months, this p irtythat wcro going to propcribe
proscription, now declare that it is their right and
their duly to conduct the operations cf tbe Govern
ment mainly by the hands of its friends. And wby
have they risked this darinff inconsistency? Be
cause, contrary to their professions before the elic"
tion, they have proscribed all officers who fell in
their way, and nov they have the impudence TO
And witness, loo, the manner in which the above
paragraph is written. They ''repudiate and repro
bate the abominable dot trine 7 that f "to the victors
belong the spoils;" yes, they repudiate and reprobate
this, yefthey say it is their right and their duty, to
conduct tbe operations of-the Government mainly
by the hands of its friends.
We do not know whose doctrine to the vit tors
belong the spoils" is, yet we should like to know
what difference there is between that doctrine and
the "doctrine " above professed by tbe whig address
If they mean to soy that they do not give the offices
to their friends as rewards for their partizan servi
ces, they say what no man 'can believe; and that
which their actions have belied. 5 ;
'. As with their professions in th:s case, so in all.
Mr Bayner-r- As a correspondent of the Observer
has suggested a mean of amusement for the idle
hours of the coming long winter nights,' I have
thought I would trouble you with a communication
on the same subject.
I recommend a re-organization of the "Thalians."
This need not interfere with the lectures, at al'; and
I have conversed with several on the snbj cl, and
all seem to agree that a good company ot Thalians,
who would take pains in s; beting such pieces only
as are fitted to instruct and amuse, without any pas
sages or scenes, to which the most mod; st or p'ous
might not be a listen' r or an observer, would be r
source of grateful relaxation from tha dull monotony
of cve:y day affairs. .
I cannot see why any person should object to at
tending such an amusement, conducted as it would
be by our own jounjj mn, with whom we associ
ate every day. It wouM be altogether diff' rent
from a reffular Theatre, where it is made a business
ol, and where modest v has no guarantee from a shock.
I hope these views may meet the approbation f t
the cit'zons senerally, and the "Tha'ians" in par-
icn!ar,and lhat acompany w.ll be formed, and pieces
selected with a strict ej'e to moralitv. There is
nothing, either, so conducive to heafh as a good
hearty laxi"h occasionally.
A Colloquy betweea a Whig and a Democrat.
Scene Market House. Time. Saturday Morning,
16th October, 1811.
Whig. Well Mr Loco Foco, it is chee; inz amidst
all our late defeats, to hear thi j vful iut Iligenc,
that the goodly city of Fhdad-lphi.i holJs on to the
true- fiii'h.
Democrat. Tlnh! what is the news this morning?
Whig. Why Joscp'i 11. Inersoll is circled to
Congress in the place of the Hon John Sergoanf,
having brat your Loco Foco candidate, Judge Petit,
1226 votes.
Dein. Well this is rad news f.r ns, tiu'y. I was
n hope?, that tl.is people wbo have bet-n so much
Bank ridr'eo, who have sr.ffi:rr-d so much from the
bursting of the great inonste-, their business paraly
zed, -ground to flic tlu.t by taxation would have
had t'.ieir eye? opened, and supported the ood cause,
as they d d In 1823, when they gave Old Hickory a
majority. But no matter, "when Greek meets Greek
then conies the tun of war." He'll find a match in
Charles J. Ingerso'I, should they encounter one an
other upon the floor of Congress.
WThig. My dear sir, you are very much mista
ken in the two men. Joseph Tt. fncrsoll is a gen
tleman of the greatest suavity of manners, is one of
the most splendid follows in the city, as c lawyer he
stands unrivailcd and is now at the head of his pro
fession; is A No. 1 as it rcguards respectability,
moving in and adorning the highest circles is con
nected ivilh tho first families, and descended from
the !est and purest blood of the old Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, while Charles is a perfect brute, a
self made man, with but little s'anding as a lawyer,
fit for nothing except to harangue the "rag tar and
bob-tail" cf the third Congressional District; he has
made himself conspicuous as a noisy, brawling parr
tizan of the Loco Foco party, which is the only char
acter he has. Among the "decency," he is not re
cognized; and as to his pedigree, no one takes the
trouble lo trace it, it is so obscure.
Dern. Admitted, as it regards Josp-'i R., be is all
yousay, and I have no doubt a great deal more; but
what a pity it is you should let your pn judiccs car
ry you so far. Let me give you one piece of advice,
"look bf fore you leap" inform yourself when you
speak of the relative merits and standing of two men,
"render unto Cresar the things that are Cajsar's."
I am proud that we agree as it regards the one, and
will feel still prouder when we coincide in opinion
as it regards both.
Whig. Well I am glad you are so candid and
honest in your opinions, but I am sure we can never
agree upon one point, that is respecting Charles, fur
I know you have a very exalted opinion or him as a
man, a lawyer, and a statesman..
Dem. I am well acquainted with the city of
Philadelphia lived there many years heard them
both plead at the bar, and thy" always passed as
fcrotAers -of one flesh and blood descended from
the same stock sons of old Mr Jared Ingersoll, an
eminent lawyer of his day. The on'y difference is,
that they do not belong to ths Fame political family!
One has alwms been a Republican, the other always
has been a Federalist.
Whig. Indeed! You don't say so! Well I never
knew this belore. I thank you for the information.
I never knew that Charles J. Ingersoll was any
ways connected with Joseph R. Ingersoll before.
Dem.This is always the way with your party,
friend Whig; you deal too much injicf ion, while we
rely upon facts.
Whig. Well! well ! well ! fuend Loco Foco, yon
are too haid for me, I must admit. But it is aston
ishing how I have been deceived; and altogether by
my own political friends. I find I musthereafter
think for myself and cut loose from Mr A., B., and
C., who have heretofore done alt my thinking.
Honesty is the best policy." . .-. . .
ow you are talkinglike a man, hereafter
act like one, and I have no doubt at our next Au-
s-.. v-iuj,,, we wu, meet at ,nQ ballot box and
greet eacn otner as lull blooded Loco Foco. Good
morning. M, IN THE CORNER.
; j Alexander Mclcod,
Who Was tried for an alledged participation n tne
burning of the Caroline, in December, 1837, and th0
murder of a man banned Durfee, has been acquired -and.
thus jpe cause ol heart-burning between Enr
land and the tTnitcd States is removed, and one sua!
ject of general excitement for 12 months, put at rest.
But although McLeod has been tried and acquitted
the end of the difficulty is not.yrt. The Enjlis(
government having publicly declared that the de
struction of the Caroline was agreeably to their or.
ders, and was an act for which the Government
is alone responsible, ami not those who simply obey
ed the said orders, the United States are in honor
bound to demand reparation fur the violation of their -territory
the murder of one of her citizens, and the
destruction of their property. This demand has yet
to be satisled, and its negotiation (if the honor of
the country is to be sustained) is any thing but free
from difficulty. - "
Who can stand the Judgments of God and Man:
77te workers of iniquity will be overtaken at last.
Within the last nine months, the Whigs have lost
the U. S. Bank their President and Vice President
th ir party has split into a thousand pieces, and
the judgment of the people every where, in the re
cent elections, has condemned them to perpetual in -
famy. Their crimes" exceeded those of Herod; and
like him, they will receive the never dying execra
tion of man, as long as virtue and liberty exist
Good Reading
The Madison ian contains some good read
ing in it now-a-days.
It seems from the Madisonian that Mr Clay
has brought the universal disaster on the cause
of Whiggery throughout the Union. It says
truly lhat the Whig party is "now every where
defeated" and the brief reason assigned is,
that Mr Clay "arranged, in part, his Gen.
Harrison's J Cabinet; and if the late Cabinet
and Mr Clay are to be believed, he arranged
the measures of his administration resulting
in tne extra session. ' j.nis is an nonest
confession, .and so is tho following: "Con
gress met, and JVIr Clay appears as the leader
of the Whig party. The party caucus, the
parly leaders, and the party press, are all reg-
ulalea try nts impulse. . v
Interesting Discovery.
The Norwich Aurora coutains a communi-,
cation describing an extensive fe-avein"
recently discovered in the town of Colebrook,
Connecticut. It appears it was first discover
ed by some boys.
"he writer thinks when the loose rocks are
removed the mouth will be about fifty feet wide
and thirty feet high. In compauy with sev
eral others, on the 27th ult., he entered and
partially explored the cavern.
"The air, on entering has a peculiar smell
whith I can compare to nothing. I imagin
ed the candle burning less brilliantly than in
the open air. For the first three or four rods,
the way is a good deal obstructed by sharp
rocks ; then comes a smooth, gravelled floor,
as hard as a McAdamized road. Ten rods
from tho entrance, we measured and found
the width to be eighty-three feet'; and again,
at thirty rods, we found it sixty-seven feet.
The sides are quite even, especially the east
side, which is as smooth as if it had been
-hi.elcd. The roof is broken arid craggy;
in some parts rising very h'igb, at others it
descend.-? within ten feet of fhe floor.. The
flooring for the most part is level aud smooth,
consisting of stone and hard gravel. We
met with several deep pits, into one of which
we were near falling. Two of them resem
bled wells. We sounded one to the drpth of
nine fathoms and found water, and another
to the depth of five and a
half fathoms, which
appeared to be dry. The main part of the
cave is remarkably straight and uniform in
width for the most part. It runsin a north
and north east direction for a quarter of a
mile, where it ends abruptly. We met with
numerous openings at the right and left, some
large enough to admit a horse and carriage,
and others scarcely a man. We only marked
them with chalk and passed on to the end of
what seemed lobe the main part of the cavern.
Here we stopped for a few moments. All
stood without speaking, gazing about with ad
miration and wonder. ' The silence was
painful. No dropping of water, or creaking
insects, not a sound could be heard but the
low, suppressed breath iug of the company.
It seemed as if I could hear their hearts beat.
I looked at my barometer it had risen sev
eral degrees. The thermometer stood at six
ty and a half. As we prepared to retrace our
steps, we discovered an opening on tho
west side, a few rods from the tennimation of
the port of the cavern we were in. We drew
near and listened. There was a low, mur
muring sound as of a distant waterfall, and
the air which issued from it seemed colder and
damper. This led us to suppose it must be
ot very great .extent, but we were too cold
and weary to prosecute our researches farther
at this tune.
A Hero in humble Life.
Humble life furnisher perhaps a.s many in
stances of heroism as the higher walks of so
ciety. It is true that they are seldom blazon
ed abroad, or accompanied by the trappings
of rank and wealth, but they are oftentimes
more real, more pure, more honorable, more
truty great. A3 the stars which appear larg
est are in reality the smallest, whilst thoso
less dazzling are in truth of greater magni
tude, so the heroic actions of the humble, which
111 the eye of God are truly great and noble,
are by us too often regarded as insignificant,
whilst the more garish deeds of the wealthy,
really small, are made to appear in unreal
grandeur and fictitious lustre.'
These remarks are suggested by perusing
the incidents couuected with the case of
James Maxwell, a Scottish pilot, who in tho
scene below described, evinced the most in
trepid daring and heroic courage. In the
year 1827, this noble pilot wa3 the means of
saving the lives of between 70 and 80 persons
who composed the crew and passengers of
the Clydesdale steam packet. The incidents
are drawn from Chambers' Edinburg Jour
nal. 6
This vessel was destroyed by fire on her
voyage between Glasgow and Belfast.
"On its being ascertained that the only
way to save those on board was to- rim the
vessel ashore, the pilot instantly took the helm
anil AvaI Vk?.nAl" . .1 a mi
"" uiiuavii iu me spot, xne ure,
which the exertions of all the men could not

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