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Vol. -YXI. H Holc No. 1003.
33ti3tnc00 arbs.
niTttr.rxti'i'nr Anittnm.'PiriiA I.
Warehouse nml Seed Store,
Constantly on hand n large ossort
mcnt of Funning Utensils, Garden
Imnlement.. KipM. f-nrilen And
Flower Seeds.
ol every variety,
Lard, Tallow, Candles, &c.
At the Corntr of Church and College Slreelt.
lb. n. hatc ni:r,T)i:it'.s
K Church-street.
New York, Boston, and Farwell's
Ladies and Gentlemen's Hoots nnd Shoes.
of every description ond style, constantly on hand.
Store 1a door north of Ltwely's, and directly oppo
tile D. Kern'i, near Howard's Store, Church St.
"Apothecaries' Ilnll,"
Harrington s Duudwg,Cor. Church IsCollege-it.
Exccntcd nt the Free Press Ofllce
m C. W. DREW,
n Chair and Camnet Manufacturer,
Two Doors South County House,
Church St.. Burlington. Vt.
All kinds of work in the above line made to order on
the shortest notice.
West Side Square.
Constantly on hand Cabinet Furniture, Chairs, Look-
ing uiosses, ivc.
English and American Bar, Bolt, Rod, Slit, Hoop and
Pig Iron, Coal, Sheet Iron, Tin, Doll and Sheet Copper
Wet and Dry Groceries, Flour, Salt,
Burr Mill Stones, Bolting Cloths, Sheetings.
Cuttom-hmitc Agentt and Commission Merchant!,
John URadley, i ,h Whnrr,
Natii l A. Tucker, . '
Tiio's. II. Canfield. 5 BURLINGTON,
Apothecary and Druggist,
DEALER in Patent and Tii.ompso.vian
Medicines, Chemicals, Surgical and Dental In.
trumcnts. Mineral Teeth, Foils, Inches, rrusses.
Mineral Waters, Druggist's Glass Wure, Brushes,
Perfumery. Soaps, Dye-Stuff, Cainphcne, Inks, Black
ings, tec. &c.
Church street, Burlington. Vt. ,
nenernl Rcady-Mnde Clothing Store.
Church Street, lluilington, Vt.
v.. . o l-wlt'a lllock.
M G Rathbcn it Co. keep constantly on hand
an extensive and full assortment of Cloths lor every
description of Clothing. ; and are prepared at ol limes
f o .uddIv every article in the line of Gentlemen a t ur-
Dishing Goods.
Enilish. French, German nnd American
West India Good, nnd Groceries,
Corner of Church and College-Sts.
College Street.
it .sn
Raddle, Harness nnd Trunk Manufacturer.
nan Hue Louri-nouse cyu i c.
J. &
paixts. nn.s. tiLA.ss. xails.
Brads, Foreign and American Iron, Steel,
Pie Iron,
Coal, Tar, Bolting Ctotht, Plug and Cavendish To
iT.Otm nnd Fnrelirn and Western SALT.
Agents for the sale of Fuirbank's Scales, Adam
BmiUi's Burr Mill-Stones, Lorillard's Maccoboy and
John Feck.
. I
Hcotcii snuti, sinoKing anu
John II. Peck
Chewing 1 obacco.
Cassius P. Peck,
0n the Siuare, College it.
ninilltl'IVR. TtlTNir
" J Mlll,, nun.
Floor Oil Cluth, Window Shades, i'aier Hang
ing). LonA ills' Uiasses, nl all sizes.
Flowlnclllue, Light Hlilc and White Granite
WAR IS also, China and Glass Ware.
Groceries, Furs, Buffalo Robes, Aic.
Caiire'i Slreel.
Burlington Sxtt flrcc0.
Published at Burlington, Vt.,
By . W. C. CLARKE,
Editor and Proprietor,
To Village subscribers whrfrecclve the nanerbv
the carrier, $2,50
If paid in advance, 2,00
.uaiisuoscrioers and those who take It at the
Office 2,00
It paid in advance, , 1,50
advertisements inserted on the customary terms
Little Pnnl.
" Sister nnd brother wound their arms around
each other, and the golden light came streaming
in, ana icn upon mem Kicked together.
"The poldcn rinnleonthe wall came
back again.and nothing else stirred in the room."
Domliey tf Son,
Through the curtain poured the sunlight
Willi a sudden gush of joy,
Where Uhjii his bed of weakness
Lay the dying little Imy.
On the rising airs of Evening
Balmy pound' of Summer came,
And a voice amid their music
Seemed to call him by his name !
And the golden waves were dancing
Oil the Hooded Chamlier wall
On the sunny hair ot Florence
And the brow of little Paul!
As the sunset's tide receding,
Ebbed ngain into the sky,
Passed ihelnint hue Irom his features
And the lustre Irom his eye ;
As if up the rosy surges
Of that shining river's flow,
Went his spirit to the angel.
Who had clniined it long ago !
Fonder still, and full of yearning,
Seemed to come e'er gentle call,
And the throb ol lile grew fainter
In the heart of little Paul.
But the fond arms of a sister,
Like a link around him lay,
Chaining tack his tlulteriiig spirit
To tlie love which was its stay,
And Its own weak arms were folded
In a clinging dear embrace.
Till his cheek and dewey forhead
Rested gently on her lace.
Slowly sank Ins weary eyelids;
One laint breathing ili.it was all,
And no more the kiss of Florence
Thrilled the lips of little Paul.
Through his childish world he wandered
Like n stranger, slill and lone,
For the depth ot Manhood's leeling
Had within his bosom grown.
Yet tlie hue whose meek entreaty,
In his patient features smiled,
Gave at Inst the sainted Mother,
To the happy cherub child !
Sad and silent through the chamber
Crept the shadows up the wall ;
Cold against the cheek of Florence
Grew the cheek of little Paul !
a lUolf Stow.
It was about eleven o'clock at nin-l.t. when a
lnng howl was heard, which sounded so close
and startling, that we with one accord suspend
ed our work. Attlio same moment, old George,
who was thp sentry, called to in. A dozen
enormous wolves were prowling about the out
side edge ol the I right circle thrown by our lan
terns. Fe.ir of the light kept them off; but each
moment they were growing bolder, and it was
easy to Bee that they would lKt bo long without
attacking- us. j
I looked to tlie priming ot my caroine and
pistols. Ivan was similarly armed ; but the
c.irriers had only their pikes, hatchets, and
knives. With these weapons, however, they
uoicny awaiteu trie attacK.
Half an hour passed in this slate of suspense,
the wolves occasionally advancing a pace or
two into the circle ol light, uut always retreat
ing again. At length one of them approached
near, that I asked George if it would not
be advisable to reward his temerity witli a bul
let. 'Ye,' was the answer; 'if you are certain of
hitting him.'
' Why must I be certain ?
' Because, if you kill him his companions will
amuse themselves with eating him. To be
ore, added he to hunsell, ' il thev once taste
blood they will be mad lor more.'
' The mark is so good, said 1, ' I can hardly
miss linn.
Fire, then, in God's name !' returned
George ; ' all this must end one way or the
Before tho words were out of his mouth, I
fired, and the wolf writhed in agony nn the snow.
In an instant half a dozen wolves darted for
ward, and seizing their comrade, carried him off
in the darkness.
The howling now increased, and it was evi
dent moro wolves were arming. At length
there was a moment's silence.
' Do von hear the horses? said George ; ' how
they neigh and paw ! It s a signal foi Us to be
' I thought tho wolves were gone,' replied I j
they nave lelt on howling.
' No; thev have finished their repast, and are
preparing foran attack. Here they come.'
At that moment, eight or ten wolves, that, in
the imperfect, flickering light, looked as big as
, i r 1 I r
J1t.lC.OnV?, lU.llbU .. -l.u, ui vie I
ileavonng to pass under mo wagons, bounded , ""'V l '
boldlv un them. By some chance, however, ! '""ids. I'ale, Watchful, though weary their
none'of them attacked the wagon on which 1 1 oyes plcrda I he cares, or furtively read each oth
was posted er a faces. Hours have passed oVer them thus.
The carton my right, defended by George, At length they rise without words; some with
was ocaled bv three wolves, ono of which Was f Mtishel Ion that onlv makes their faces bright
immediately disabled by a thrust of the vigorous hUffgard, fcrape offthe piles of money ; oth
old man's pike. A ball from my carbino settled ers. I;rk- ,ull.cn sl,el,t' herce. move slowly
another; and seeing George's hatchet raised from their lost money. I he darkest and
over tho head of a third, I knew he wanted no , fier(,Je,,t of 1,10 f;,ur ls Voune fnend who hrst
further aid, and looked to see what was going; ' down to make out the game. Ho will never
on at my left. Two wolves had a'tarked the ! 8lt' mvl1 fO Innocently again. What says he
wagon which was delenueu bv one ol Ucorire s
sons, who received the first of his foes with a
i lance thrust. But apparently no vital part was
touched, and the wolf had broken the pike with
his teeth ; so that for a moment tho man opposed
to him had nothing but a pole wherewith to de
fend himself. Tlie second wolf was scrambling
along the cart, and was on the point of attack
ing him, when 1 sprung from one wagon to the
other, and fired one of my pistols into the ani-
mars car. tie leu iieaa uy me side oi ins com
panion, who was rolling in the snow and making
violent euons 10 tear me uronen lance irom ins
wound. -
Meantime, Ivan was hard at work, and I heard
a carbine or two pUtol shots, Avhich told me
that our adversaries were as warmly received
on the left as on the right of the line. An in
stant later, four wolves again crossed the circlo
of light; but tins tune in lull retreat; and at the
same moment, to our no small astonishment,
three others, that wo had thought dead or mor
tally wounded, raised themselves up and follow,
led their companions, leaving largo tracks of
uiood behind them. Three carcasses remained
upon the field of battlo.
Load again, and quickly, cried George. 'I
know their wavs: thev will ho back aoain di
rectly.' And the old man pointed with his fin
ger into the darkness. I listened and heard dis
tant bowlings replying to the nearer ones.
What we had as yet had was a mere sklr-
inlsh ; the general engagements was yet tn
' Look behind von ?' cried a voice. I tnrnf il
and saw two firry eves gleaming on the top of
Iho snow wall In the rear, before I could draw
a trigger, the wolf cave a lean, and falling mint
one of the horses, struck his fangs Into Ills
inroai. xnree men lelt their waenns.
'There Is but one wolf,' cried George, 1 and
ono man is enough. Let the others remain at
their posts.
"wo of the men resumed their places. Tlie
third crept upon his hands and knees among the
horses, who, in their terror, were plunging vio
lently, and throwing themselves against Hie
carts by which thev were surrounded. The next
instant I saw the Lrloam of a knife blade, and
the wolf let go the horse, which tcared upon
his hind legs, the blood streaming from his
throat. A dark mass was rolling and strug
gling on the ground ; it was the man and
At the end of a few seconds the man stood nn.
JMvid, said lie to one or his comrades, ' come
and help me carry away this carrion. The
horses won't be quiet while it lies here.'
They drairsed tliu wolf towards George's war.
on, and then raising it from the ground, the old
man took it by the hind legs, as though it had
been a hare, and threw it outside the line of
' Well, Nicholas," said Gcortre. to tlie sue
cessfull combattant, ' don't you take your place
ngnin i
' No, replied the other ; ' 1 have enough as it
is 1'
'Are von wounded?' cried Louise, oneninu
tlie door of the telegue.
' I belive I have killed mv last wolf.' answer.
cd the poor fellow in a faint voice.
I irave Georirc mv barbine. and hastened to
the wounded man. A part of his jaw was torn
away, and the blood (lowed abundantly from a
large wound in his neck. 1 for a moment fear
ed that tho carotrd artcrv was omened, and.
scarcely knowing whether I did right or wrong,
i seized a nandlul ot snow an applied it to the
wound. The sufferer uttered a cry and fainted
' Oli God !' cried Louise. ' have mercy upon
him !'
' To your posts 1' shouted George in a stento
rian voice : ' the wolves are upon us.
I left the wounded man in Louise's care, and
urnped upon tho cart.
1 can give no details of the combat that fnl-
lowed. 1 had too much occupation myself to
attend to what my comrades were doing. Wo I
we attached bv at cast twentv wolves at once.
After discharging my two pistols, I armed my
s.'lfwith an axe George gave me. The fight
lasted nearly a quarter of un hour, add certainly
the srene was one of the most terrible it is pos
sihle to imagine. At length, nnd just as I was
splitting the skull of a wolf that hung on to one
of the wheels of my wagon, a shout of triumph
resounded all along our line, and again our
enemies fled ; but this time it was for good.
ihrce of our men wcra wounded, besides
Nicholas, who was still alive, but in a desperate .
condition. We were obliged to shoot tho horse 1
that had been torn bv tho wolf.
By daybreak a nussace was opened through
the wall of snow, and we resumed our journey.
The evening of the same day we reached a
small villagu where we found an inn, that under
any other circumstances would have been pro
nounced abominable, but which appeared a pa
lace after three such days had passed. 1 bo
following morning wo parted from our friends,
the carriers, leaving George five hundred rubles
todivido among them.
Gambling in Tour Scenes.
A rrpnteel rnfTee.lionsn. whose linmnn serpen
conceals a line of Grenadier Bottles, and hides
respectable blushes rrom impertinent eyes
There is a quiet little room opening out of the
bar, und hero set four jovial vonths. The cards
are out, the wines are in. The fourth is a re
luctant hand ; ho does not hue drink, nor ap-
prove the giiinc. 11c anticipates and fears the
result of both. Why is he here? He is a whole
sonlded fellow, and is afraid to seem ashamed
of any fashionable gaiety. He will sip Ids wine
on the importunity of a friend newly romp to
town, and Is to polite to spoil that friends pleas
ure, by refusing a part in the game. They sit,
shuffle, deal ; the night wears on, the clock tell
ing no tale of passing hours, the prudent liquor
Mend has mado it safely dumb. The night is
getting cold ; its dark 'air grows fresher: the
east is grey ; tlipdriitkiniraiid camion-and hiirh-
furious laughter are over, and tho youths wend
ing homeward. What fays conscience? No
matter what it says ; thev did not hear, and we
will not. Whatever was said, it was very ehort
I V answered thus: 'This lias not been samh-
ling, all were gentlemen ; there was no cheat
ing, simply a convivial meeting. No stakes,
except tlie bills incident to the extertainment.
If any body blames a young man for a little in
nocent rxhilcration on a special occasion, he is
a superstitious old bigot, let him croak. 'Such
a garnished name is made the text In justify the
whole round ol gambling, ijui us men look ut
In a room so silent that there is no sound ex
cept the shrill cock crowing the morning, tho
forgotten candles burning dimly over the long
, and lengthened wick, sit four men. Carved
.. 1 ,1 ,1 1 ,L
i ! . '"" t,
ble ; I hate a right to be damned, too, if I choose ;
whose business is it I
Years havo passed. He has secrt Ills youth
ruined, at the first expostulation, then with only
silent regret, the consenting to take part of the
MHJiis ne iin& iiiiuseii uecoyeu, uupcu, unu strip
ped them without mercy. Go with me into that
dilapidated house, not far from the landing at
New Orleans, lxiok into that dirtv room. A-
round a broken table, sitting upon boxes, kegs,
or ricket chairs, see a filthy crow dealing cards,
smooched with tobacco, greece and liquor.
Ono has a private face, burnished and burnt with
brandy, a lock of grizzly, mauled heir, halfcov
ering his villian eyes, which glare out like a
wild beast's from a thicket. Close by him whee
zes a white-faced, dropsical wretch, vermin cov
ered and istcnchful. A scoundrel Spaniard and
a burlv negro, (tho jollies of tlie four.) complete
the groun i ney nave spectators drunken sal
tors, anu ogling, thieving, drinking women, who
should have died long ago, when all that was
womanly died. Here, hour draws on hour,somo
times witli.brutal laughter, sometimes with
threat, and oath and uproar. The last few sto
len dollars lost, temper too, each charges the
other with cheating, and high words ensue, and
blows, tho whole gang burst out of the door,
beating, biting, scratching, and rolling over in
the dust. The worst, the fiercest, the most
driinkcn t.f the four, Is our friend who began by
making up tho g.inie,
Upon this bright day, ftand with mo if you
would bo sick of humanity, nnd look over thai
multitude) of men kindly gathered to see a mur
derer hung. At last a guarded card drags nn a
thrice guarded wretch. At flip gallows hiddei
Ills coiirairo fails, His coward feet rrfiises to
,ii-rnil dragged lip be is supported by bustling
ollicinls his bfam rccis, ins eyes swim, while
the mock minister tillers a final prayer by lii
leaden ear. The prayer is said, the noose is
fixed, the signal Is given a shudder runs thro'
the crowd as ho swings iree. Alter a moment,
his convulsed limbs ttrelch down and hanir heav
ily and still j and he who began to gamble to
mako out a game, anu enuen in stabbing nn en
raged victim whom lie had fleeced, has here
played bis last game himself the stake. Rcc.
II. IV. needier.
Prince iVlcttcrnich.
As this mo?t distinguished of living statesmen
lias just anivcd in London, and is likely to re
main" for some time amoiK'lSi readers may
like in have nt hand a brief note of his nublic
career a career moro remarkable in its pros
perty as well as In Its downfall than that of any
other living man, Louis 1'liilippo alone except
ed. Indeed, it is more remarkable than even
thatofthn ex-Kinir himelf, both In the heichl
to which it liflcd him, and the wholly unlooked-
for suddenness of bis downfall ! lor it is to be
remarked that while Metternich, during his
prosperity, stood on a loftier height than ever
Louis Philippe did, and for a period of double
the duration of tho latler's reign, he had no
claims to place to support him there but his own
capacity j and, on the other hand, his fall is at
tributable to no fault or error of his own, but.
on the contrary, to that noble faith in his prin
ciple! or polity ana ins system oi ruie, hi which
he has never once faltered or swerved during
an uninterrupted reicn of more than thirty
years a reign not over one country or people
alone, but virtually over three-fourths of tho ci
vilized portion of continental Europe.
Metternich was bom at Coblcntz, on the
Rhine, on the 15th of .May, 1773, of an ancient
and noble family to the younger but only eA-
ting branch ot which the sutijfct in our notice
longs. He was educated at the University ol
Strasbourg, under the direction ot a pnvate
tutor, sent with him by his family ; and several
of the boyish friendships which lie contracted
during that early period staved bv him tlirouirl
life; l)rin private society Metternich has evei
been extremely popular, no less from tho lively
piquancy of his wit than the naive and frank
simplicity of bis manner and bearing.
Among the school friendships he contracted
at Strasbourg are said to have been those which
he maintained to the last with the lato Earl
Grey and benjamin Constant.
At the close of his academical studies, young
Metternich made the usual ' grand tour,' which
was, at that time, considered de rigiter with
young men of his rank in life; at the conclusion
of which, he returned to Vienna, and, sliortlj
afterwards, married a daughter of the famous
i'rince Kaumtz, the most remarkable man ol
that day remarkable, no less lor liis strange
eccentricities than for liis sterling talents.
fllcllcrnicira first entrance Into public Hie
was as Secretary of Embassy at the Congress
of Rastadt ; nnd even ut that early period of his
diplomatic career, he is said tn have shown ex
traordinary powers of politicHV forosight, parti
cularly as.regarded theXittirjJortui.-os of Napo
leon, wuo was men ai vie ncigni oi nis power
and glory.
Metleruich was next attached to Count Sta
dion, first al Berlin, and afterwards at St. 1'c
tersburgh; and these preparatory initiation-
into tho very heart of Eurfrpean diplomacy seem
to have fully fitted him, even at tho early uge ol
twenty-three, for an appointment on which it
may bo said that the ultimate late or rallier,
let us mrc say, the penultimate fate of conti
nental Europe mainly depended, we allude to
the Embassy to Paris, to which Metternich was
appointed in I80R, just after tlie Treaty of Pres.
burg; consequently, at an epoch most impor
tant to Austria.
We have alluded to those personal qualities
in Metternich which secured to him through
life the friend-hip of his buoyish d lys. Those
qualities did still more for linn now, for they at
nco faciualcd and fixed tho personal favor and
confidence of Napoleon, and enibled the young
ambassador to gain and exerci-o an influence
over him that no foreigner ever before did, and
to turn that inguence to an account that may
be said to be felt cen at the present day. In a
word. Metternich succeeded incompletely nnoo-
winking tlie Emperor as to the ulterior objects
and designs of Antria, and thin enabled the
latter no mature and consolidate those plum and
nrenarations which (bv tho heroic help ol Ln-
gland, be it always understood) finally brought
about the downfall of the usurper.
It is not a little remarkable, and may be cited
as an extreme case, in illustration of the art of
diplomacy as then understood and practiced in
Europe, t'hat the ftinous, or rallier tlm infamous
marriage of Maria Louisa with Napoleon is note
understood to havo been neither more nor less
that a subtld trick of Metternich's, to bring about
that downfall which it unquestionably did ulti
inately ellVct. Whut is still more remarkable.
U iB il.nl !(!,. t.irifliiiiv llio flisi-ni'nri
liunblll, is, niai iivjli. ,iii-..,u.,.,
by Napnleon'ofthe cheat that hail been put upon
him by Metternich, relative to thoso vat prepa
rations ot Austria anu ner allies, w hich iusuhcu
n tho famous manifesto of the former power,
and the war which followed it, and which dis
covery led (on Napoleon's sudden return to Pa-
TS to UIU lliuiiriiaub mill Uliuuab isniiiiiiiiii.ur
dismissal of Metternicli from France notwith
tandiiu? this first trick of the wily diplomatist,
the t.mpernr (over-coiiiuenl in nmiwn sagaci
ty) allowed himself to be mai'e a second lime a
diijio, in the case uf tirtrm.rriiage auop referred
to. which, there is now scarcely a doubt, was
upgeslcd by Metleruich, noi, as nas oeen gene
ra v sunnosed. claimed ana insisieu on uy na
poleon, at tho moment when (alter the battle nl
Wagram) Austria was literally at me lect oi
the conqueror.
The great and most mcmurauie uaj oi m
lernich s nublic life f until that one which re.
cenlly mado him, at tho age of seventy-five
vears. an outcast and a fugitive,) was that on
which he met Napoleon at uresaen, lorino pur
poso of dictating terms of pence which he never
conference he was personally insulted by Na
mmn in enrri itnn eiieci. mm uurioir wn en
poleon, and they parteu Willi mreais ui muium
Tho hundred days and tho subsequent Con
gress at Vienna (at which Metternich playr d
the part on the movements of which all others
depended,) need not now be referred to in detail,
any more than those events which have since
.-I. ...I lt.n...:.l.i. .wi, enrol nml Irinmnliiitit
lllUrKCU 4UUIIUIIIII.I( n ' ,","
career lip to the memorable day of his duw nfall
i which day. he, Louis rinlippe on the 23d
of February, felt as confident nl his position as
he hud ever done during any previous day of the
last twenty years.
Prince Metternich has been thrice married.
His first marriage we have alieady alluded to.
The n.mnil look nlace in 1827. the ladv being
I J! 1 , an-.
1 1831, the Prince married the Countess Zichy.lthe monument
the Countess lteilstein, wno oiea in loaa. in
- ., JUNE 10, 1848.
.t lady of great persoiialcharmsandintellectiial
iceoinnlishments. and who nrcnmnnnln. il,
punce in nu lorceu visit to England.
Mitchell's Letter.
Tim following U the letter written by Mr.
Mitchell .to Iho Protestants of Northern Ire
land. Under the new act such language Is
mado felony, and the nenallv is transportation
for a term of years, or for life, as tho judge in
insiiiscreiion may sco lit. il ill is not allowed
under this act, and Mitchell has consequently
been ordered to prison. There does not appear
in navo been much excitement when he wa
arrested, and the organs of power boast that the
people would with indifference see him trans
ported. We cannot believe this. It must b,'
false that the population of Dublin would stand
by quietly and see consigned to a lifejpng ban
ishment a man whoeonly fault IsVieir-immo.
laling struggle to give them the blessings ol
In this letter, lie takes, it will bo seen, the
ground of a republican. He wants no crown,
no petticoated sovereign, no girl, no debauchee.
110 idiot, to rillo OVCr Ireland In- linrndllnrv rlnhl
and (he grace f God. He speaks out liis sen
timcntslikoa hold, free man, and the merciful
government of Lngland sends linn to prison,
perhaps tn Vun Dicman's Land. But to the
letter: IV tea Herald.
" I tell von frankly, (hat 1 for one, am not
' loyal. 1 am not wedded to the Queen of Eng-l
land, nor uuualtcrabiy attached to Ihe House of I
Brunswick. In fact 1 love mvown barn better
snenneril or the neon
an archbishops apron is like the Urim and
Unimmim. There is no divine right now but
in the sovereign people.
And for tho ' institutions of tho country,' I
loathe and despise them ; we are sickening and
dying of these institutions fast; thev are con
suming us like a plague, degrading us to pan
pers in mind, body, and estate, yes making oiir
very souls beggarly and cowardlv. They are
thj topmost crown-jewel to the meanest dctec-1
. ,,.,t au a irauu, mese institutions Irom
fall, and trample upon the grave uf the most
portcutious, the ffritntleft. meanest. flr.t ,!
crudest tyranny that ever deformed the world.
My friends, the people's sovereignty; the
Und, and sea, and air of Ireland, for tlm neonto
of Ireland; this is the gospel that Ihe Heavens
unu me carm are preaching, and that nil hearts
are secretly biimimr to embrace, f ;io II n fnr
ever that old interpretation you put upon the
word ' Repeal Repeal is no priest-movement;
il is iiu becianan movement
the i
than I love that house. The time is long pat , . ur ,m uel"re I,ns uo,,rl suspicion ol , U""S8 115 'o most granting intelligence that
when Jehovnli annnintcd Kings. Tho thing "vng been rms8ssed in an improper manner MILLARD FILL.MORE of New York, A
has i long since gtown a monstrous imposture, ?' " ,, L' iT , "rmc" and Median. OKBUN MOUNTAIN BOY, a native of Ben
and has been already, in some c vi ized conn! IC3 B;,,lk of Vermoirt, in favor of John Lee. It . . , ' " e ' Den
iries, detected, and rnmmTd out acfordin "l? ml that another lulian had purchased the , mn2 C! " of the noblest statesmen
A modern King, my friends, is no more likean ? e 1""?" calling himself Loe for $45, and Whigs in fho Union; has been nominated
ancient nnii.,i,n.,l .t.i....i r .i i- .i. but on prcsentinir it for navment found that it fur fl, Vie lc:J.. i t'l r-
uve s note oook, mere is no soundness in them. " "' " L" ",,u "'7 we about o olntions of tho late Baltimore Convention, and
(jod and man are weary ot them. Their lit leave town. Captain Wylie therefore thought ,ii . mH,n.( , . .,
hour is at hand; and 1 thank S that T I hi 'in ' il Mia to 'Mtmhe ' ' Magi" , , l , 'Par(lli'"- "'a i.ity" among them
the davs when I shall witness the n, ' . ' Irate. They failed to give any satisfactory ac ' 11 llkcs ,Iie lvor on best," wo would be es-
ini.'le, nor ' Kigiity-two' delusion, nor puffery, r ,i , me convention that nominated him in the fol-
ULonnclism.norMullaghmast'r.reencai ' T "icy saio, oi uansmu- lmvinij position of harmonious antagonism.
play, nor loud sounding vanity of anv un8 tl,J amount to that City. The draft was Vcthars somc w0fom miner In V.,nl ll
rt got uplor any man s nrofit or iimisn. l i. drawn in favor of John . nnd U nmluM. il, . ,. . 1 .
.nighty passionate struggle of a nation has-! same r.nertll.nfed , , ,.' tl. l. " ' V"" Cn'T! ' n." P"' '
which Ihe unakalde threes t,li the parVs'and "tT' 1 MtCn t,l! P ,nd M" Bnk
powers, and elements of our Irish existence I John I-ee, therefore, is the undoubted ownci
our confederations, our protest.int repeal associ-'ot
ations, .our tenant-right societies, our club,' purchased for t5 , ,rJr : ,i , ,i i "e ,"J101wln,1 18 a portion ol one orthe reso
ii.,L o,i ft, tj.', .r...!....'lr ... ",0 Inference is that " the1 lutions of the ljcofoco ba t more Convent on!
auons, ,our lenant-rigiu societies, our ciuu,
cliques, and committers, amidst confusions I
enough .,,d the saddest jofthng and jumbling,!
arealTinevitably tending, however uncoiiscioui2cf
ly, to one and the same Illustrious goal nota
ii i.aiii.HiBii.iiii noi a mum io -ourancicni
constitution' not a golden link, or a patch-
work parliament, or a College-green chanel of,
ease to it. Stephen s but an Irish Republic,
one and indivisible.
I will sp?ak plainly. Thcro is now growing
on the soil of Ireland a wealih of grain, and
roots, nnucaitte, it more than enough to sus
tain in life and in comfort nil tlie inhabitants of
the i-l.viul. That wealth must not leave us an-
other year not until every grain of it is fought .
ior, in every singe, irom me tying oi me sneai
rJ il ! f I "P; If ' r0" '
cess.iry to that simple act of self.preservation
will atone and the same blow prostrate British
dominion nnd landlordism tngetlier. It is but .
the oneact of violation. If we resolve but to,
live wo make our country a free and sovereign
Will you not gird up your loins for this great
national struggle, and stand with your country
men for life and land? Will you tlie sons of
a warlike race the inheritors of conquering
memories, with the arms of freemen in all your
homes, and relics of the gallant Republicans of
'98 forever before your eyes, will jou stand
folding your hands in hrlpless 'loyalty,' and
while every nation in Christendom is seizing on
its birih-nghi, with armed hand, will you take
patiently yuur rations of yellow meal, and your
nevuauiy poniun oi eternal contempt
If this be your determination. Protestants of
Ulster, then make haste, sign addresses of loy
ally, and of confidence in Lord Clarendon, and
protest, with that other lord, your unalterable
attachment to 'our venerable institutions.'
The Execution Committee of the CiiiDoGO
Harbor and River Cowentiox, or such por
tion of them as could be convened nn a short
notice met on iuesday, at the A-lnr House.
Ablmtt Lawrence, Esq., ol Boston, in Iho chair.
The dralt ol a memorial to Congress, on the
general subject of river and harbor improve
ments, and 111 special reliitation or some recent
doctrines put forth in opposition to tho power ol
Congress ill this behalf, was presented by Mr. J.
C. -Spencer, to whom has been as-aimed Ihe
chargd of preparing said report, and of receiving
and digesting mo reports oi various silb-cnin.
mittees, in elucidation of the commerce and Iiu.
sinrss of Iho lakes and mors, and of the ditli
cullies and dangers, by reason of Insufficient
harbors and obstructed rivers, in the prosecu
tion of that business.
The Report was carefully considered and
unanimously adopted, and a committee was de
puted to proceed to Washington, as soon as the
signatures of tho respective members of the Ex
ecutive Committee should be obtained, and lay
the memorial before Congress.
It is, wo say without fear of being disproved
by the eventual judgment of the public, the a
blest and most original argument in favor of the
power and duty of Congress, to aid the com
merce among the States Try harbor and river im
provement and the most complete refutation
nl tho nation mat mis wnrK rrn, or lawtullv
may, bo accomplished by tho action of tho se
parate States that has been framed.
We trust this memorial, backed by the copi.
nus und convincing statistics which accompany
it, will avail to prompt Congress to do what is
so much needed, for tho benefit to the harbors
and rivers of our land. iV. 1'. Cutiricr awl
National Washington Monument. The'
National Washington Monument Association
of Washington, have issued an invitation to the
people of United States, to be present at Wash
Inuton on the fourth of July next, to osrticinate
in the ceremonies of laying the corner stone of
IVcws by the Do.it.
Nothing further from Mexico, and we must
Infer that, in this t ae "no news ts good news."
We doubt not tho Treaty is ratilied.
I ho Express has tho foilowlnir Tele-
graphic Despalch from Baltimore :
n . ,, ,. BALTIMoitc, June 5.
"'"lass arrived here thu morning, stopping at
' Lxchange Hotel. He is accompanied bv Gener
al Houtoi), lion. Mr. Foote,ol.Mi.ii.i,pi,j( Mr. Allen
of Ohio, Mr Bright, of Indiana, Mr. Dickinson, of N.
Y Mr. .Moore, Mr. bigon, Sic. Mr. A. Wlutiiy,
Oen. Cuss Private Secretary, leaves to-morrow for
Gen. Cass is now a private citizen, holding
no office, civil or military, and this traveling
about'rK'j.cotintry with a "pricale Secretary" is
thcrefore'highly "democratic" and elegant I
The Express also has this paragraph :
Samuel W. Keyes of Iligligate, Hon. Georpe T.
Hodges ol Rutland. .Mr. HWlit ,if rnsllrlno. H'nr.
ner oi Middlebury, and Mr. Fletcher ot Orwell, ore
in this city, en route to Philadelphia.
We find the following in tho Montreal Herald
of yesterday :
r. olice A Hundred-Dollar Draft on the
f1'"'IEl",i.AM Mechanics Bank Yesterday.
i . ii WM..Hue ,a,"c, " """P"
e ,nom', 1J'nlnirl!10 1 'h "'! J'" Lee,
r lit nr,Zr ! ' J?!! fe" ,
the seller,
son, who s
seller. He thereupon applied to that per-!
son, who safd he hitd ro!d the draft, and should
give himself no further trouble about it. The
purchaser ol the note then complained to Can
tain Wylie, who took possession of the note in
in I
order to make enquiries as to tho manner in
which it had been oMaincd. On Sunday eve-
ning ho received i..!orma(ion from an Italian
gentleman in town flr.it (iiilielmnni and Fnilie
.wcr".'" !tom viay connected with the man call-
count of the manner in which tliov obtained the
draft, and it U still in the possession of the Chief I
ui i-uhcu. Aire men inentcives, in aeiaiill ut
any direct chaage against them, were d'rscharg.
We Iearrt on application to the Cashier of the
Farmers and Mechanics Bank, Ciia.'s F. War'
ner, Eq. that two men representing themselves
to be Italians, called upon him, ori the lTth of
me draft, Chough front the fact that it was
purchased !or$S5, the
in i.; '
,7 " V . T '? "nnot bo the payee
',e ani llnt 1,0 " ust have stolen it.
Mr. Warner Inform. ,i. ; ,,
not occn presented lor aymor.
t,e 3i8t cf May
Whig National Convention.
domination or Ccn. Tn) lor.
i nt, , . , ., n, , , ,, , 1
At 12 o clock yesterday; the Telegraph bro't
ns the brief announcement, which we immedi-
ately published in an Extra, that Gen. TAYLOR
1,ad rcccivcu the nomination of the Whig Nr. j
, . .. ,
t,onil1 Convention, for the Presidency, on tho
fourth balloting. No statement of the details of
the several ballotinns accoinnafilcd flic despatch!
i . . . .. , ,' , , . , . r .,
und for information, beyond the bafe fact of the ,
nomination, our readers will refer to the Tele-
graphic news in another column, if any shall be
received in season to accompany this article. '
I .i i s t , - ., , r i. ,1
In the absence of the definite Information al-1
luded to, we of course infer that the nomination
of Gen. Taylor received tho authoritative sane-1
lion of the Convention, that ho has been selected
as tho Whig most likely, in existing circum
stances, to unite the wishes and the efforts of
the People of this Country, in rejecting the prin
ciples, arresting the measures and defeating the
candidates, of the Destructives who, for the
past four year, have had possession of tlie'
1 " - ,,...-, ,U IIU5.-CSSIOII V, HID
J,. . , , , ,. ,
power, and disastrously eontrollcd the policy, of
the National Government. Wo of course in -
: It is no money Miv nn nn,. ,.,nJ - n r, n .... r enn
for that the rtonlinatlnii has been fairly and lion- that this token of your kind regard; so interest
orably made, after a full and free interchange of , 'S from the flsjociations connected with it, will
opinions, and an unreserved expression and ad- me t !?pffffi
vocacy of preferences, nnd that the voice of the i uhose value can onlv be measured hv the ad-
majority of the Contention, thus expressed, was
harmoniously ratified by the several Delegations
who composed it. If so, (and our respect for
and confidence in the integrity and patriotism ol
the National Convention do not permit us to
doubt nn the subject) we certainly acquiesce in
the result, and shall givo to General Taylor
oursincereandcordi.il support.
It is surely unnecessary for us to say that
Gen. Taylor has not been our choice for the
Presidency, first or second ; and that his nmn
inatiou has received no encouragement from
the columns of this paper. Nor need we
say that wo look for the last lime upon the
glorious and spotless banner of HENRY
CLAY, every fold of which, as it has long braved
the battle and the breeze, is written Over in let
ters of living light, with tho records of splendid
services, matchless statesmanship, devoted mid
self-sacrificing patriotism, and fearless and un
compromising integrity, with u feeling ol
profound and bitter sorrow that Iho opportunity
for the American People to testify their gratitude
and their veneration for such serv
r.ir. .. i
m es and sucn
er ! e thank
qualities, has passed away forev
God that we havo stood by HENRY CLAY
..l.on nIA.r ol.tn. ..!!... ,1
..v.. ,, v , oiiu lauiu UUI 1 Ol BETTER ) 1 " in- ..i.. -- .. -
i... r.i i i , .... . r.t.lm, ihe Northern territories to Indian massacro,
ZX.ZZS1 , ""T.
look back upon our advocacy of his claims i
the most honorablo of our editorial labors
honorable to ourselves, justico to him. Wo
have written no word of him that, "dying, wc
would wish to blot." And we relinquish our
last hope that the American People would honor
themselves by conferring upon him the most ex-
icw Sfcrics, Vol. 2-IVo. ffl
' 'tiled civil office on earth, with ti feeling not u
mncli of regret for him,
i " whose demerits
May speak, unbohnetcd, too prouder fortune
Than this f
lint of mortification for them, who with llis fick
leness that seems to be a quality of popular graV
" have thrown a" pearl away,
jvicner man nil llieir triue :
But we have done our duty. We have noth
ing moro to say. Results wftYtf not for us to'
control; we could but endeavor to Influence
processes. Ve do not set ourselves above tho
fairly expressed will of tire representative body
whom we have helped to elect. As we have
before said, we shall yield a cordial and zealoul
support of Gen. Tavlo'r',- rfs (he regular Nomi
nee of the Convention. As between him and
Gen. Cass, to which the contest is narrowed, we
feel not a" shadow of hesitation ; and when the
Ticket which has secured tho approbation of
Ihe rhiliidelphiaComentinn shall properly reach
u, wo shall throw out (he bannef of General
ZACHARY TAYLOR, and under it strive man
fully for a victory Whose fruits, we verily be'
Hove, will bo realized in the resuscitated honor
and prosperity of the Country.
Postscript. Tho latest Telegraphic Despatch
made a more admirable choice-
Them Resolutions
The Scntlnr? nnne.nrs In Imv. , l,n..A. .Cikrf
Resolutions of its party Conventions. It prob-
M ,,. ,, '., , . ,
,l"nks' as ,IC RcV' Mr' fe'f?S'ns in Pick-
WIC'J of " 'ap," that such things are " wan-
flies.', If so, ifit only would lobk over the res.
ncciallv "ratified. There is one touelilnr. Fro
Territory, and another touching Internal Im'
pruvemctils, in regard to which we shoold bo
glad of its opinion. Its candidate for President
is entirely satisfied with both.
Tweedte.dum nnd Tweedle-dee.
The Vergenncs Vermonter adjusts Cass and
tho issue."
The Contention Snd its .Nominee.
Resolicd, That tho war with Mexico, provok
ed on her part by years of insult and injury, was
commenced by bee r,iy rro..ini. tho Rio
Grande, attaching the American troops, and in
tih,c 0ur si.ter State of Texas.
I he Convention, it will be seen, cast the
.III 1 . 1
r.ou.eu to ner protracted " insults and injuries"
to this counlrv. It, it injuin.3
j. ub, p :i v i? ,
. None of us hire denied, the President has
I acknowledged, the whole Democratic n..riv i,!
affain and again asserted, that the annexation nf
lexas ,cas the cause of the war uith .lf.v.. 3
Wo leave it with the organs of Locofocoi'sni
narinonize these conflicting sentiments of tha
"ntlon and its nominee.
. A aluable .Memento We find in the Na-
" "al V1. ,lllSencer "e following correspond-
cncp. w hich we copy, as no nc dent connected
,vitl, the venerable name of tho deceared John
Q. Adams can fail to be received with the live
llest public interest!
, Washington, May 20, 1848.
DMr s,r: offering of a small memento
cnlaininS the hair of my lato and ever-hm", '.
ed hnsbaiid, as a token of gratitude to Dr. Nos
f"r attention to tlie venerated deceased
! 11,8 ,nnc'" ("'"'""Si' delayed) will, I
trust, prove acceptable as a gift from the widow
of John Q. Adams.
Iauisa Catharine Adams.
To Dr. Henry Nes.
House or Reiresentatives U. S., I
-May 30. i48. i
DeAr Madam Plea-e accept my grateful ac-
, , , . e ', - " ,
knnwledginent for vour vctv elegant and valu
ilble prelt f a S'M ring.o.nliCiiing the hail
i0f vour late lamented husband ; arid be assurec
, mi ration which the name and character of John
Qmmiy Ada.m w ill, to the latest plenty, ever
Wishing yon continued health nnd prosperity,
I have the honor to be, madam, vctttr sincere
friend and obedient tervanf,
Henry Nes.
Mrs, Ixiuisa Cit'iarine Adams.
IT" It is absolutely astonishing to observe how
little compassion our friends of the barnburner
Democracy have for Mr. Cass! The Sentinel
mil it " take up a labor" with its quondam breth
ren again, for their " ridiculous" and "disgust
ing" behavior towards its favorite. Such snub
bing as the following, which we find in the Al
bany Atlas, is "flat burglary!"
Gen. Cass's RtswsAtiOi. Gen. Cass had re
signed his seat in the Senate. He lits thus
sought to avoid committing himself on thoqiies
lions coming up in that body, ur tihich may bo
brought up by liis opponents. Such a measure
as Ihe hill for the organization of Oregon, on tho
principle of which he is committed, might, at
this crisis, embarrass h!m. To vote against a
territorial government to Oregon, on the sam
I ld i0 dcIlies , i:i,,s lUe power to
maintain freedom in new territories, might pre-
erve his consistency but would hardly strength-
I.!., ,.,-,w,. A rnlldidate pledffCU tO COH-
in order that the
',. Snnih mieht be constitutional-
lv entrenched in negro slavery, would make
J ..-nil. (lie plprlnrs.
very lime pr.'git- ..b
ST A Shrewd old gentleman once said to his
daughter, "Be sure, my dear, you never marry
a poor man, but remember that the poorest man
in the world is one that has money and nothing
i"iwi.-)'...(uiii iiiiutuiu III IL9 iiaim til uciz-

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