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J. W. NORIitS, Jr., ) 1(,... ?
K. M. KEITH, ) KdltorflTERMS.
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Rfpinre for the l?r-*t insertion, nml 37 1-2 ctw. for
fea'jnContinued insertion. Liberal deduction.i
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to the Publisher po.s& paid.
From the Washington (Jnifv?.
REV. MR. BUTLER'S KlINvn <n ..tc
"We copy from tin* Republic < f yesterday,
the following discourse of tilt; llev. |
Mr. Butler, delivered over the remains of j
Mr Calhoun, in the Senate chamber on
Tu&sdtfy l ist: j
"I lmvc pnul yc (ire god", rn 1 nil of you are
children of the Most High; but ye shall die like
men, and fdl like one of the prince?."?Pt.
IxMii. 0 and 7.
One of the princes i-; fallen! A prince
in intellect; a piinec in bis p\>ay over:
hearts and minds; u prince in the wealth I
or his own gOn^iousaifFi-eiions, and in the
rich revenue of ncimiiing love poured
into his heart; a princr in the dignity of
hi< demeanor. This prince has fallen?
And ye all, his fiiendsmid peer?, i'lustrious
statesmen, orators and wnriiotv, "I
hnve sn d ve are g >ds, and all of you an*
child i en of the Most High: but vc shall
d:e like men. and fall like this cue of tinprinces."
The primes of the honored dend hnve
bc< n. he e and elsewhcie, fitly spoken.
The hejmtifidly bended benignity, dignitv,
simplicity, and purity of ihe hush nd,
the fniher,? nd tho friend; tin- integiiiy,
sagacity. nnd energy ??f the statesman;
the higTi-wioght xigor, the compressed
intenseness, tl e direct and rapid logic of
the orator?ill ihefe have been vividlv
portrayed by tho<e who illustrate what
thev desctil p. Theie seems to lintel
still mound tl.i-hnll echoes of the voices
which h:>vc so fiiitlifully sketched the life,
so happily di-ciiminnled the power , ? (?
nftVciionati-lv eulogized the virtues of the
departed, thnt the Mum? of Ilis'oiy wi'l
note down the words as the outline of her
futun* lof y nnrtn'iiv, her nice analysis,
and her gl< wing praise.
Hut the echo of tho*c eulogies dies
nwav. yfll that was mor al of their horn
oreff object lies hero, unconscious in the
theatre ot his glory. "Lord of the lion
heart and eagle eye," there he lies?that
strong heart still; that blight eye dim !
A not her voice claims vour oar. The min;
* If * - - ~
wcr 01 uon, standing over the dead, is
tent to pnv, "I wild ye are god*. and all of
you are the children of the Mo-?t High;
but ve shall die like men, and fall like one I
of the princes." lie is sent to remind
you that there rtre those here, not visible
to the eye of sense, who are g eater than
the greatest?even Death and Death's
Lo;id a\d Mastek)
Death is here. I sec him stand over
his prostrate victim, and grimly smile,
and shake his unsaled spear, an ! bid us
all ut'f end this day on bin. He U king
to-day, find lends us all captive in his train
to swell his triumph, and procl-iim his
power. And there is no visitant that
enn.stand before the soul of mm with
fuel) el :im? on l.U awed, intent, and
teachable at'ention. When, as on n day
nnd in h scene like this, he holds us in hU
piesenee, and bids us hear him, who can
time disregard this mandate? Oh! there
is no thought, or fact, having reference to
this brief scene of things, however it
f.owe wi h ?\ port nnd torn; ?>f dignity and
power, which dots not dwindle into
meanness ii? the pre.-ence of that groat
fart, that great thought, which ?n?,enterod
into the Capitol to-day?death! To
be r.iadc to see that, by n liw perfectly
inevitable nnd ineligible, jo I ah b.*Jy
an* sooh to separate; that this busy scene
??f earth in to be suddenly and f.rover
left; that this human soul is to bre;d thro'
the circle, of warm, coageni d, ftmiliir,
and kindred sympathies associations,
and to nut rffr all tdo^ into the silent
d irk?llUM is the nv*s.'ige to us of death.
And as* this message i?spoken to a soul
which is conscjoiH of >H1, which know.-;
thn? it Ivw not ti itself rt'soirce* f??r s?lfpurification
arid sclf-smtaining joy and
pongc. which realizes retiibu i -n an an
etortnl, moral law, it eonies fraught with
the utii? i which causes it t<? be dismissed,
or which lodges it in the soul?a visitant
whose first coming is g! torn, but whoac
j continued p.esence shall ho glory. Then '
the spi it, peering with intense earnest- 1
ne.<8 into the du-k unknown, mnv in vnin
question earth of the destiny of the soul
beyond the grnve, and left to Heaven the I
passionate invocn ion?
"yltuWcr me, burning ??tnr* of right,
Whore hn? flu* spirit one,
Which paved the reach of mortal sights I
lC'en n<* a hrcoxo hnth flown f
A -1 i< ?
itiki iuu oinrt mtswer Hint, Wo roll t
In pomp and power on high, ' ,
I?nt of the hover-dying Mini
vi;<k things thatcannot diet"
"Things that cannot <iie!"' God can t
only tell us of tho spirit-world. Ho ns- ^
surcs ns, by his Son, that, death is the
child of sin. lie tolls whnt is the power ,
of this Icing of terrors. He shows us j
"that in Adam all die." /A- deel ires to s
us that, sinful by nature and by practice, f
we nie condemned to death; that we are ~
unlit for Ileaven; tint wo nro con>iirn?d <;
to wo; that thu destiny of tin* soul which ,
remains thus condemned and unchanged t
is far drearier and more dreadful bov'ond
than this side the ave. No wonder |
that men k|hitik fiom the thought of
(h'alh. for all his messages are woful and
But, thanks he to God! thonsrh death
hi- here, so also is death's Lord and Ma-- <
ter. "As in Ad im all die, oven so in t
I C'h list shall all hem idealivo." TlmtSi*
vinill*. Hlliul !?' 11 1
, m unit II11 WHO ro- f1
pent, and for^ko the!" sin>4, who bell -ve <,
in Him and live to Him, sh ill ri<e to n (j
life glorious and elcnal with 7/im nnd v
His in /Tea? n. /A* tells us that if we c
are Hi-*, thove "harp shafts which death j ?
rattles in our ear to-day shall hut trnn fix. j,
and but for a season, the garment of our n
mortality: and that the emancipated spir- ^
its of the lignteous shall be borne on an- s
tjel wings to that peaceful Paradise s
where they shall enjoy perpotual re-t
and felicity. Then it need not bo a voice j,
of gloom which announces to us to-day, w
"Ye shall die as men, nnd fall as one of the .
ptinces;" for it toll-* us tlint. the humblest 0
of men may be made equal to the nngcls, v
nnd that earth's princes nrny bocomo n
"kings and priests unto God." j,
In the presence of these a'mp'c t, yet t
grandest truths; with these thoughts of j,
death and the conqueror of death; and, ^
above all, with this splendid trophy of hit ^
power, proudly held up to our view by ,|
death to-day, f need utter to you no com* j,
mon-plaoc on the vanity of life, theincvi- n
U\\ leness of death, and the solemnities of
our ntyerhcipg, //ere, and now. on this ^
theme. thnsili?nt ilmul io
. to J" \ MV-MMIJ4 Hi yilU u
mo- n imp es ively linn could the most
eloquent of the living. You feel it now,
in your inmost heirts, tint that great up- (,
per range of thing* with which you are t
j connected as immortals: that moral adI
ministration of Ood which stretches over ..
the infinite of exisfe ice; that magnificent c
system of ordered governments, to whose t
lower range we n-vw belong; which eon- c
sistsof >hrones. dominions, piincipali.ios, t
and powers, which rise, t
"Orb o'er orb, nntl height o'er height," ! t
to the enthroned Supreme; you fe 1 that h
this, your high relation to the Infinite and t
Eternal, nvikes poor and low the most 5
august '"td tmposinir scene-* and dign ties r
of cart it, which flirt like > through
y^irsHiid ren. Uliihap- \
py if tlie vivivl sentiment of-the hour shall
heeome the actuating conviction of your t
lift;! 7/appy if it- take it* pl ice in the ct'rt- I
t o of th?' soul. and inform nil the thoughts i
the tellings, nnd the alms of life! Then
shall this l??\vrr system of human thing* r
l>e con-cinuslv linked to, nnd b? c< me 1
part of, and rake glory from, tha* spi.itual
splice which, all unseen, encloses us, i
whose nr to- s nnd wnifti arc ang(js nnd
archangels, and all the company of //eav- r
en. Then wouUJ that bo permanently t
| felt by all, which w in hero and in the i
(itliiir cli milwi' uoctrt ,l.m ? ? "1 ' * - '
, ,vo^mh?j W lU.jlK'lll IV \
, expressed. that "VnIn aro the personal ;
! nbifes and part v contests in which you j
| daily enjpge, in view of Jjhe great ae- !
count which you may ho noon be called ?
on lo itinderj'Vand that "it is unbeeom- 4
ing fthd pfosumptuous in thoso who aro |
the lorints of rtn hour in tljjnjl earthly a- 1
hocae, to wrestle and struggle together {
w|fh a violence which woul I not heju?- 1
tifiihle ?- It were your poipotunl hnre." I
Then,'a* wo saw to-d ?y, the sisrer tatex. t
by their ro^'osentative*, linked hand nndj
hand won id the hier of one i > who*e <
fame thoy all claim a sh ire, wo should t
fee! th it we, saw you engaged in a s icramontof
religions patriotism, whflgo ipon- 1
taneou* unpremedi itcd pith, f.nriuiring (
CI'AM t'Anv* lui !! ? '*?
unto H?* iv?n, m??l Unioi,
now nnd f(?i*vor, orio Hnrf m*cp irubl"." j
But I must no longer detain you. M.iy ,
wo nil (
'S > II vo. thi* whon our Mimtion* corner to join i
Th? iiininienble enrAvnn that movo<
rJ\\ that nk /rttertnm ronltn. vrhen ouch shall tftko <
IIis dumber in the silent IiiUIh Of death,
I Wo go not lilfo tho qunriy kIavo at night <
' " . " ?
Soourged to our dungeon', but sustained and
Uv nn unfaltering tru?t, approach our grave
Like one that wrap? the drapery of lit* coueh
About him, nn.l lio.< down tonleusunt dreams."
Washington, April 3.
ti1k lath john c. calhoun.
Mr. C.1ss- Mr
- 1 |JiC>l'IIL j
he following resolution, and ask its immeIinte
and unanimous consideration. This
< dun not loss to the memory of him we
tave lost, than to the feelings of the counry
in whose service ho pas cd a life
vithoutspot and without reproach.
Rtsotvcl, Th it tin Committee of Arangenv
nts be directed to cause to he
mhlUhcd, in a pamphlet form, nnr] in
uch irtmnor iis m iy seem appropriate,
or the u^e of the Senate, thousnd
copies >?f the addresses m ulo by tiie
Innate, toother with the discourse of ,
Itn 1?..
... .v. .. i > . liuin'r, unm me occasion oi I
hedeithof tin* Ho-!. Jo1u? C. Onlhoun.
The Vice President. Willi what numicr
shall the .blank bo filled?
Mr. Badger.- /on Thousand.
Mr. Unas I accept that number.
The resolution was then adopted.
M *. Mason. 1 rise to state to the
senate that, a# chtiirmnn of the commitccappointed
to supeijntend the funeral ;
eceived a letter addressed to mc by the '
i- Iv mdnYbbr of the fimil vof the decea-*- !
(1 who w is in this city at the time of hi.s
oath. lie informed mo that it, was hi
/i>h lint the remains of our hi men ted
olloague, for tho present, should beplaed
in tho vault uppiopiiated for such
mrposes hy Congress, to await their revival
to South Carolina. I informed
im. of course, that Mich di<|.o-ition
hould be made of them as his family de?
T -i 1 -? r.. 1
IIMM- Iin-imu II Hi- miu appropriate?i
view of the distinguished honors which
fere piiid to the illustiious statesman on
he occasion of hi* decease, and in view
f the long, illustrious nd unspotted scrice
to hi * country, which h-is been rct'oritl
to by the Senator from Michigan; and
\ connection with llie fact that duiing
hat jhiMIc Ferxice ol nearly forty years,
c was twice called hy the people of the
rmln.l 1 -<v.? ?
..... u uviiiV^ ??? mn nvbOii'i HIUCU III IIIC
ii?vcrnm<'nt. that of presiding officer in
lis h >dy??t' ft' the fur hwr honor .vhoujd |
e paul to hi* .memory, whi-n his rem qs
iv transferred to his native Stnt', there
i m hVj^le with the snil he loved .so much,
lint they should he attended by ft oomlitti
i* of the Senate. In that view, I of2r
the following resolution:
Resolved, /Is a mark of respect enteruined
by the Senate for the mernorv of
lie 1 ito John Caldwell Calhoun, a Sena I
it r* f?l - '
,, ... x....xmiiim, ?i|i\i iur ins lOllfif
ncl distin^ui'lu'd hervico in the public
ouneils, that l?i^ rctn.urja be remove , nt
he pfe;i>mr?* of hij surviving family, in
barge of the .Serje int-nt-Arms and ntended
bv n committee of the Sen-le, to
he nl ice designated for their interment in
he rxMom of hi* native 8tjite; and that
uch committee, to consist of ? Stumors,
be appointed by tho Pr?>u!ertt of the
I.,it .1.. uklt.'i ol. .11 i f-o 1
w, ii.? mi.?ii iiiiiit 11<11 jjinvtirio cary
thu fo ;egoin# resolution into effect.
Mr. jV.ison. 1 movo to fi.l the blank
vitli the wo (1 "two."
Mr. Da\is r.f Mississippi. I move
hfit the numlier be six.
Mr. M is >n. I acc.-pt the amendment
n lieu of mv own motion.
The motion to (ill the hi ink with tho
lumber six, was agreed to, and the locution
vviih adopted.
Mr Butler. I desire to offer the follovv;ig
Renoloed, 2'imt the Vice President bo
cquctitcd to communicate to the Executive
of the State of S>?uth Carolina, info.?
nation of the death of the lion. John Q,
Jnlhoun, bite a S viator from the t>aiJ
7'bo resolution Wi>r'ulopto.l. ,
Mt IJu lor. I U.'-irc to uffer another
eaoluiioti, which is rather uf a private
Unsolved, That the Secretary of State
je uirO'.'ted to pay, out of the contingent
und, to Dr. John U. Calhoun, tson ot the
ate John C Calhoun, whatever aurn may
>o due Km estate for per diem compensuk?n
nnd m:le ige.
Mr. Uuiltfi". i'he huiu is a very small
Mil?. hlr. s?? nu Alt J or &70. anil i snrmosi>
.hurc will bis no objection to ll?U ?;ourbt_*.
Thu/evolution w.is r.wid three several
lUtiit and passe.I.
Amendments of thi Constitution.
Mt Underwoo.l. I ris^ to.present the
joint resolution of Wlifoh 1 g ive no;ice n
lew m >rning< since, in order tit it it may
lie on the Uible nnd be p>inted. .://ereutter,
when i tshnll jib's its reference, i shall
beg loav<^ of thy Senate to state the ob*
jeet I h ive, i.i pjcdeniing it.
7*hc rc oluti.vn in hh follow#;
Ilesolted by the Senate and Houte of
Representatives of (ho United States of
America, in Conr/rtss assembled, jTlmt
(hp following amendments to the constitution
lio proposed nnd recommended to
the Legislature of the several States for
their ntitleatlon, to wit:
Amend the seventh section of tho first
?? ? ? M '
arncie ny sinking out tlie words, two
thirds of that House,' wherever they occur,
nnd insert the w<rds, 'a ninjo'i;y of
nil the mom hers to which the 7/ouse may
Ik? enti led."
Amend the first seetion of the sccond
article hy inserting after the words,
"fourteen veirsa resident of the United
States,' the following wo-da. 'nor shall
the person elected lie eligible to that
office for the succeeding four yon>*>
the expiration of tho term for which he
was elected.
Amend the fii-stsection of tho third
article by adding thereto tho following,
whenever a majoiitv of all the members
of tho House of Representatives shall
concur in an address to the President
for the removal of any Judge, his oflice
shall he vacant from the day of tho
delivery of such address nnd the Prosid
nt shall proceed to (ill the same in the
manner prescribed l?y law.'
Amend the constitution by the two ad
clition 1 ariielo* following:
A nr. 14. The tenure of ill offices, rind >
the morion ?if removal from office shall he
reguVited !>y htw: tlio?e eases ex< opted
which shall bo provided for in the constitution.
Art. 15. Senators and rep-eaontatives
shall not be eligible to any office, on the
nomination of the President, during the
time for which they were respectively
elected to serve in ilic Congress of the
United States, and for two years next
ensuing the expiration thereof: Provided
however. The President may select the
bends fif the Hon limnntc ?l.~
...... ,,-f, IIUIII bllV II1UII1bers
of Confess.
Resolved, That when three-'burths of
the Letfi-litures of the several States
shall ratify the foregoing propped
amendments, or anyone of them, the
same, when so ratified, shall he valid, to
nil intents and purposes, as part of the
The resolution w;is l>>i I nn loi.t..
and ordered to be printed.
v." . t , m
Tho Mtviriicr Europe reached her
wharf at New York on Saturday morning,
an we have leceived our files of
English papers toSiturday, March 23rd.
The Queen has granted a pension to
the wife of the poet Moore, of ?100 per
A proclamation (Wlares all party processions
in Ireland illegal, and that thev
will be put down by force. St. Patrick's
day passed over quieilv in Ireland.
The Chinese have delivered to the nuthoriiie*
of Mnenothc head and hand of
the lute governor.
The overland nWil brings intelligence
of a mutinous spirit having been shown
by some Iiengal regiments in Lahore dis
t let.
A most destructive fire broke out nt
Manchester on the 22nd ult. in the extensive
pre nisos of Nfi-ssfa. Wood mid
West head, of N \ 40 Piccadilly, Manehes
ter. The loss is estimated to reach <?l00000.
The premises and stock nro insured
There has been n grand banquet at the
Mmwon House- in honor of the induatrid
exhibition of 1851,at which neatly nil
tlu* distinguished m ;n ,in Britain, England,
France, were present.
The Austrian* are fortifying themselves
at Spole!o. The French are
highly displeased at the appro ieh of the
Austrian troops to Uorfie* lladetzky and
his stafF arrived at Venice on the 9tn.
At berlin, on the 18th, th?? anniversary
of the* revolution, tho democratic
chiefs issued procliimiitions to the people
to ho 6n]jnt>,nnrJiteoom;neti led j|iem to
refr.un from viaititij? tlt^r.?'meteri&^ftre
the victims of the barricades were interred.
The democratic journals appc.irrd
with black borders. Precautions lot the
preservation of order were taken by the
rtutho/ities but there whs no disturbance.
There h is been a large fi e ne ir tb<>
London docks, in St. (ieorgc utreet, in
which the extensive w?ir refbicriesof j
Wuckerbarths <fc Co. were destroyed?
lovs aboyt jGOO.OOO.
There h id been several more fearflfl
murders in Ireland.
Singular Statement relative to the
murder of Dr. Parknt'in.?The rumor
that Dr. Webster was discovered over the i
deid body prove* true. The student I
wa* ictuming to tlxt lecture room for
hi* overshot**, and found the door locked,
lie then went down through the basement
into the lower laboratory, Mid passed
up stairs to cn'or the lecture room by
Dr. W.'s private door. Aa he got into
> the upper laboratory, he ?a\v Dr. W.
: st uuling over the corpse of Dr. P. Either
l>v enlioatics or threats, the student
was induced to take a solemn oath not
to divulge what he lind seen, and the
next day lie left foi homo down cast.
A short time since he was trken with tho
brain fevor, and in his delirium raved
about the mysterious murder He called
for a clergyman, and asked him if lie
was hound to keep such an oath as he described.
The result was that Vie divulged all to
j the minister, who came to Boston and in1
fo. nu'd the government, but it was too
late to u-^e tho evidence.
P. 8.? T'/ie name of the medical student
i-? Hedges. He belongs in Biidgcwiter,
and i-ihe son of a minister. During
the excitement ::nd trial he hud been
in M lint, I >'l is now in Boston. The 10nnvt
r*t% r...?l.^.'.? -
|,w v .. w., ^?mu Huiin ?i uy
!) . IPehs'er's family visited him this
afternoon nnd werp left a few moments in
his cell. The interview was painful.
We find the following item in the BidtimoreSun.
We doubt whe.h-r the walls
of the Spartanburg jail are either dinip
or unwholesome:
"John M. Harret, Esq., who wis arrested
in South Carolina on suspicion of
being opposed to slavery, and subsequently
released on bail, died at Dublin,
Indiana, on the 23d. 7he Ne?v Castlo
Courier says he died of a disease brought
on by loivj confinement within the damp
and unwholesome walls of a southern
An Ingenious SuiaiJc.?Sir WilliaiYi
Hankfo^d had been a well conducted man,
but he was of a melancholy temperament,
and ho became tired of life, notwithstanding
the high position he occupied, nn?!
the respect in whi. h ho \*as held. Ho
wished to 'shuttle off ibis mortal coil,*
but he was afraid to commit suioide in
vulgar way, i?.t the time when u verdict
of fclo do sc always followed such an act,
and tho body of tbo supposed delinquent
was buried in a cr m read, T/ith a stake
thrust through it. He at last resorted to
this novel exnfidipnt. liv !?*?
not only that the forfeiture of his good*
would be saved, but that his family
would escape the anguish r.'nd the same
aiding from the belief that be had fallen
by his own hand. Several of his deer
: having been stolen, hegavo st?ict orders
' to his keeper to shoot any person he met
within or near the park at night who
would "ot stand when challenged. Ho
then, in the dark night, threw himself in
the keeper's way, and refusing to stand
when challenged, win shot dead on the
Dratii dy Spontaneous Combcstick.
?Ihe following extraordinary occurrcncc
is rein ted in the Gazettes des Tiibunauxt
"A few days ngo in n tavern near the
Barrriera do I'Etoile, a journeyman pain*
tcr, named Xavier C , well known
for hi.s intemperate habits, while drinking
with some comrade*, laid a wager that
he would cat a lighted candle, ilia bet
was taken, and acarcely had he introduced
the flaming candle to his mouth
when he uttered a slight oty, and fell
powerless to the ground. A blucish
flame was seen to fliuker about his Hps,
and, on an attempt being made to render
him assistance, the by3tanders were
norror sirucK to nmi mat na was burning
iuternfllly. At ihc end of halfan
houi his hci'd and the uppef pait of his
head and cheat were reduced to charcoal.
Two medical men wore called in, and recognised
that Xavier had fallen a .victim
to spontaneous combustion. This confri
ijmiion of ihe human framok frightfully
rapid in lis progress; bones, skin, and
muscle are all devou?ed, consumed and
red ueed to ashes A handfull of dust on.
?w'iero l' v*ct'm ^ 'a that"
A cliscMi&y^ of u chcmic.il nature,,
which seems to ftfettfeu} some interest nt
the Weat, has be q nut^R^y ? Mr. (terpen
c-, of Pontuic, a j".
milli'r, consisting of vwoc??t4h prepftr
in^j ?rhu4t for flouring; thv^pplMDn^
wh?eh m to tRU?o the g nin to palv?rizd
so inu. h more readily, thai in giindirur.
considerable les? power or piosmikc of t!ho
mill stone h neeessnry in Deducing it to
the required fineness. Dr. Dediioyera, of
Detroit, uccompyitig hU report of an
an.tlvsis of some flour made from what
?ui>jt*ci?u 10 mw proees*, says; -Ano
gluten was very fine, being exceedingly
tough nnd elaMiu, qualities etoentiai to
xaccessful pnnifkatfori." Mr. Carpenter
Iiiijs taken steps to procure letters-patent
for liia dfcooveiy.

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