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.VOLUME. XI. CADIZ, HARRISON COUNTY, OHIO, JULY 17, 1811. NUMBER 17. PRINTED AND ranLISHED EVERT WEDNESDAY BY L. HARPER. ftfj- Terms. One dollar and fifty cent per annum, il paid in advance, or wilhiu three months; two dollars at the end of six months; or two dollars and fifty cents at the end of the year. These conditions will be strictly adhered to. ftj" Advertising. One square, (twelve lines,) fiftv cents for. the first insertion, ami twenty-fivo cents each subsequent publication. A libernl discount made to those who advertise by the year. QT" Letters to the editor must be post paid. POETRY. The following is one of Willis1 early produc tions, and like all his first writings, exceeds in lieauty, in our estimation, the efforts of his riper years. It was written, we believe, for a Boston periodical, and obtained for the author a hand some prize. It is a bright and sparkling gem. MISANTHROPIC HOCKS." BY K. P. WILLIS. I sometimes feci as I could blot All traces of mankind from Earth As if 'twere wrong to Wast them not. They so degrade, so shame their birth. To think that Earth should be so fair, So beautiful and bright a thing; That nature should come forth and wear Such glorious apparelling ; That sky, sea, nir, should live and glow With light, and love, and holiness, And yet men never feel or know. How much a Goil of Love can bless How deep their debt of thankfulness. . I've seen the Sun go down and light Like floods of glory on the sky When every tree and (lower was bright, And every pulse was beating high And the full soul was gushing iovo ! And longing for its home above And then, when men .would soar, if ever, To the high homes of thought and soul When life's degrading tics should sever, And tho free spirit spurn control Then h;;ve I seen, Oh, how my cheek Is burning with the shame I feel. That truth is in the words I speak, I've seen my fellow creatures steal Away to their unhallowed mirth. As ii the revelries of Earth Were all that they could eel or share, And glorious heavens were scarcely worth Their passing notice or their caro. I've said I was a worship, At woman's shrine yet even there I found unworthincss of thought. And when I deemed I first had caught, The radiance of that holy light Which makes earth beautiful and bright When eyes of five their flashes sent. And rosy lips looked eloquent; Oh, I have turned and went to find Beneath it all a trifling mind. I was in one of those high halls, Where genius breathes in sculptured stone, Where shaded light in softness falls On pencill'd beauty. They were gone Whose hearts of fire and liands of skill Had wrought such power; but they spoke To mo in every feature still, And fresh lips breathed and dark eyes woke, And crimson cheeks flushed glowingly To life and motion. I had knelt And wept with Mary at the tree Where Jesus suffered I had felt The warm blood rushing to my brow At the stern buffet of the Jew, Had seen the God of glory bow, And bleed for sine lie never knew, And I had wept. I thought that all " Must feel like me and when there came A stranger, bright and beautiful. With step of grace and eye of flame. And tone and look most sweetly bent To make her presence eloquont, Oh then I looked for tears. We stood Before the scene of Calvary: I saw the piercing spear the blood The gall the writhe of agony . I saw his quivering lips in prnyer, " Father forgive them," all was there, I turned in bitterness of soul, And spoke of Jesus. I had thought Her feelings would refuse control : For woman's heart, I knew, was fraught With gushing sympathies. She gazed A moment on it carelessly, And coldly curled her lip, and praised The high Priest's garment! could it bo That look was meant, dear Lord, for thee. Oh, what is woman what her Bmile Her lip of love her eyes of light ' . What is she, if her lips revile The lowly Jesus. Love may write His name upon her marble brow, And linger in her curls of jet The light spring flower may scarcely bow Beneath hor step, and yet and yet Without that meeker grace she'll be A lighter thing than vanity. MISCELLANEOUS. Washington'? Farewell to his Army, DECEMBER 4, 1783. Can tyrants but by tyrants conquer'd be, And freedom find no champion and no child, Such as Columbia saw arise, when she Sprang forth a Pallas, arm'd and undcfiled ! Or must such minds be nourished in the wild; Deep in the unpruncd forest 'midst the roar , Of cataracts, where nursing Nuture smiled . On infant Washington? Has Earth no moro, Such seed within her breast, or Europe no such shore? Byuon. The Revolution was over. Tho eight years1 conllict had now ceased, and the warriors were now to separate forever, turning their weapons into ploughshares, and the camps into workshops Tho spectacle, though a sublime and glorious one, was yet. attended with sorrowful feelings for, alas! in the remains of that gallant army of patriot soldiers, now about to disband without pay without support, stalked poverty, want and disease tho country had not the means to be grateful. The details of the condition of many of the officers and soldiers at that period, according to history and oral tradition, were melancholy in the extreme. Possessing no means of patrimonial inheritance to fallbackupon thrown out ot even the perilous support of the soldier at the com' piencement of wintor, and hardly fit for any oth icr duty than (hat of the camp their situation nn be ns well imagined as described. A single instance, as a sample of the situation 'of many of the officers, as related to tho conduct of Baron Steuben, may not be amiss. When tho main body of the army was disbanded at New- burg, and the veteran soldiers were bidding a parting farewell to each other, Lioutcnant Colo pel Cochran, an aged soldier of tho New Hamp shire line, remarked with teara in his eyes, as he shook hands with the Baron: "For myself, I could stand it; but my wife and daughters are in the garret ot that wretched tav crn, and I have no means of removing them." "Come, come," said tho Baron, "don't give way thus. I will pay my respects to Mrs. voch ran and her daughters." When the good old soldier left them thoir countenances were warm with gratitude tor he gave them all lie had. In one oi tho Rhode Island regiments were several companies of black troops, who had ser ved throughout the whole war, and their bravery and discipline were unsurpassed.. The Baron observed one of these poor wounded negroes on the wharf, at Newbuig, apparently in great dis-j tress. "What's the matter, brother soldier?" "Why, Master Baron, I want a dollar to get home with, now the Congress has no further use for mc." Tho Baron was absent for a few moments and returned with a silver dollar which he had bor rowed. "There, it is all I could get take it." The negro received it with ioy, hailed a sloop which was passing down tho river to New York, and, as he reached the deck, took off his hat, sfhd said "God bless Master Baron." These are only single illustrations of the con dition of the armv. at the close of tho war. In deed. Washington had tins in view, at tlie close of his farewell address to the army at Rocky Hill, in November, 1783. And being now to conclude these, his last public orders, to take his ultimate leave in a short time of the military character, and to bid a tinai adieu to the armies he had so long had the honor to command, he can only again otter, m their be- half, his commendations to their country, and his prayer to the God of armies. "May ample justice be done them here, and may the choicest of heaven's favors both here and hereafter, attend those who, under Divine auspices, have secured innumerable blessings for others. "With theso wishes, and this benediction, the commander-in-chief is about to retire from ser vice. Tho curtain of soparalion will soon be drawn, and the military scene to him will be clo sed forever!" The closing of this "military scene," I am a- bout to relate. New York had been occupied by Washington ou tho 25th of November. A few days after, he notified the President of Congress, which body was then in session, at Annapolis, in Maryland, that a3 tho war was now closed, ho should con sider it his duly to proceed thonce, and surren der to that body tho commission which he had received seven years before. The morning of the 4lh of December, 1783, was a sad and heavy one 10 the remnant ot the American armv in the city of New York. The noon of that day was to witness the fare veil of Washington he was to bid adieu to his military comrades forever. The officers who had been with him in the solemn council, tho private who had fought and charged in tho heavy tight, under his orders, were to hear his commands no longer the manly form and dignified countenance ol the "great captain," was henceforth to live only in their memories. As the hour of noon approached, the whole garrison at the request of Washington himself, was put in motion and marched down Broad street to Francis' tavern, his head quarters. He wished to take leave of private soldiers alike with the officers; and bid them all adieu. His favor ite light infantry were drawn up in a lino facing inwards, through Pearl street, to the foot of WThite Hall, where a barge, v.-as in readiness to convey him to Powlcs1 Hook. Within the dining room of the tavern were as- semblcd the general aud held ollicers to take their farewell. Assembled there was Knox, Greene, Steuben, Gates, Clinton and others, who had served with hirn faithfully and truly in the "tented field;" but alas! where were others who had entered the war with him seven years before. Their bones crumbled in the soil from Canada lo Georgia. Montgomery had yielded up his lite at Quebec, Wooster at Danbury; Woodhull was barbarously murdered whilst a prisoner at the battlo on Long Island; Mercer fell mortally wounded at f rince ton, the brave and chivahic Laurens,aficr display ing the most heroic courage in the trenches at Yorktown, died in a trilling skirmish in South Carolina; the brave but eccentric Leo was no longer living, and Putnam, like a helpless child, was stretched upon the bed of sickness. Indeed the battle field and time had thinned the ranks which entered with him into the conflict Washington entered the room tho hour of separation had come. As he raised his eye, and glanced on tho faces ol those assembled, a tear couised down his check, and his voice was trenv ulous, as he saluted theui. Nor was ho alone men, "Albiet unused to the melting mood," stood around him, whose uplifted hands to cover their brows, told that the tear, which they in vain tttcmpted to conceal, bespoke the anguish they could not hide. "With a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take my final leave of you. I most devoutly wisli your latter days may bo as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and hon- orable. He then raised the glass to his lips, drank, and added, "I cannot come to each of jou to take my leave, but shall be obliged to" you, if each of you will take me by the .land." General Knox, who stood nearest, burst into tears, and advanced incapable ot utterance Washington grasped him by the hand and em braced him. The officers came up successively and took an affectionate leave. No words were spoken, but all was the "silent eloquence of tears. What were mere words at such a scene f Nothing. It was the feeling of the heart thril ling, though unspoken. When the last of the ollicers had embraced him, Washington left the room following by his comrades, and passed through the lines ot inlan- trv. His step was slow and measured his head uncovered, and the tears flowing thick and fast as ho looked from side to side at tho veterans to whom he now bade adiou for ever. Shortly an event occurred moro touching than all the rest A gigantic soldier, who had stood by Ins side at Trenton, stepped forth from the ranks, and took him by the hand. "Farewell, my beloved general, farewell." Washington grasped his hand, in conclusive emotion, in both of his. All disciplino was now at an end, tho officers could not restrain the men as they rushed forward to take Washington by the hand, and the sobs and tears of the soldiers told how deeply engraved upon their affections was the love of their commander, At longth, Washington reached the barge at Whito Hall, and entorod it. At the first stroke of the oar, he rose, and turning to the compan ions of his glory, by waving his hat, bade them a silent adieu, their answer was only in tears; of ficers and men with glistening eyes watched the receding boat till the form of their noble com mander was lost in the distance. Contrast the farewell of Washington to his ar my at White Hall, in 1783, and the adieu of Na poleon to hisarmyatFontainbleu,inl814! The one had accomplished every wish of his heart his noble exertions had achieved the indepen dence of his country, and he longed to retire to the bosom ot his home his ambition was satis fied. He sought for no crown or sceptre, but for equality and the mutual happiness of his fellow being. No taint of tyranny, no breath of slander no whisper of duplicity marred the fair propor tions of his public or private life but "He was a man, take him for all in all. We ne'er shall look upon his like again." Tho other great soldier was the discinlo of sel fish ambition. Ho raised the iron weapon of war to crush only that he might rule. What to him were the cries of the widows and orphans? He passed to a throne by making the dead bodies of their protectors his stepping-stones. Ambition self, were" the gods of his idolatry, and them he sacrificed hecatombs of his fellow-men, for the aggrandizement of personal glory. Enthu siasm points with fearful wonder to the name of Napoleon, whilst justice benevolence, freedom, and all the concomitants which constitute the true happiness of man, shed almost a divine hallo round the name and character of Washington. From the Writings of miss London Impulse. We are rarely wrong when we act from impulse. By that I do not mean very rash, and wayward, and selfish fantasy; but by allow ing its natural course so the first warm and gen erous feeling that springs up in the heart. Sec ond thoughts are more worldly, moro cold, and nhtln nn flrtmn nrlvnninan. Thia ta wtint llo qnfi'anld monnt lution fl,mr onul liif 4lm Iimni.lr-rt I UJiL.VIlli? t.lM... II. II1IVU IUVJ DU1U 111UL IIJV I1U'U13Q I came from the gods, but the motivo from men. Our eager belief, our ready pity, our kindly sen- sations these are the materials of good within us. As one of our poets says, with equal truth and beauty, "The heart is wise." We should be not only happier, but better, if wo attended more to its dictates. Half the misery in tho world ari- ses from want of sympathy. We do not assist each other as we might do, because we rarelv pause to ask. do thev need our assistance? And 1 this works out the moral of suffering; we need to sutler, that we may learn to pity. Coquetry. There is a cruelty in femcninc coquelery, which is one of nature's contradic tions. Formed of the softest materials of the gentle smile and the soothing word, yet nothing can exceed its utier hard-heartedness. Its ele ment is vanity, of the coldest, hearshest,and most selfish order; it sacrifices all sense of right, all indly feelings, all pity, for the sake of a transient nurnph. The Lonely Taier. There has always been to mc something inexpressibly touching in the single taper burning through the long and lonely hours ol silence and sleep. It must main some weary vigil; one, perhaps, by the sick couch, where rests the pale face on which we dread ev ery moment to look our last. How the very heart suspends its beating in the hushed stillness f the sick chamber ! what a history of hopes, fears and cares, are in its nours: now does love then feel its utter fondness and its helplessness. How s the more active business of tho outward world forgotten in the deep interest of tho hushed world in those darkened walls a look, a tone, a breath is there of vital importance. With what tender care the cup is raised to the feverish lip; with what intense anxioty the color is watched on the wasted cheek. How are the pulses counted on the thin hand, and sometimes in vain. Again, that lonely taper, how often is it the companion and sign of studies for which the day is too short studies that steal the gloss from the sunny hair, and the light from tho overtaxed eye. Poetry and Love. If there bo poetry in this world, it is the depths of an unrequited and an maginative passion pure, dreaming, sacred from all meaner cares and lower wishes; asking no return, but feeling that lite were little to lav- sh on the loved one. The Autumnal Landscape. Yet what gorgoous spectacle is on the autumnal landscape 1 he horse-chesnut, with its rich mixture ot or ango and brown the sycamore, with its warrior scarlet the coral red of the small leaves of the hawthorn, mixed together with an oriental point as if the year died like the Assyrian monarch on a pyre of all precious things. Winding its way m broken silver, the sunshine dancing on every ripple, the Thames lay at tho edge of the grassy sweep. The blue sky, with the light clouds on its surface was mirrored m the depth of the river j but as if it lost somewhat of its high tranquility, under tho muuence ot our sphere the reflection was agitated and tremulous, while tho reality was calm and still. It is but tho type of our restless world, and the sereno one to which we aspire; we look up, and the heavens are above holy and tranquil; we look down on their mirror below, and they are varying and troubled. Pleasure and Enjoyment. Pleasure last forever, but enjoyment does not ; the reason is. that the one lies around, and perpetually renews itself; but the other lies within, and exhausts it self. Beauty. Sterne says that beauty has so ma ny charms ono knows not how to speak against it and when it happens that a gracetul figure the habitation of a virtuous soul, when the beau ty of the face speaks out the modesty and hu mility of the mind, and tho justness ot the pro portion raises our thoughts up to tho heart an wisdom of tho great Creator, something may bo allowed it, and something to the embellishment which sot it oil; and yet, when the apology read, it will bo found at last that beauty, like truth, never is so glorious as when it goes the plainest. Knowledge. There are in knowledge these two excellencies; first, that it oilers to every man the most selfish and tho most exalted, his pecu liar inducement to do good. It says to the for mer, " Serve mankind, and you servo yourself;" to tho latter. " In choosing tho best moans to secure your own happiness, you will have the sublime inducement of promoting the happiness of mankind." Tho second excellence of knowledge is, that even tho selfish man; when ho has once begun to love virtue from liltlo mo tives, loses tho motive as he increases the love and at last worships tho Deity, where before ho only coveted gold upon its altar. E. L.Buheer. THE SENTINEL. Cadiz, July 13, 1811. OUR NEXT PRESIDENT. It is now established, beyond all controversy, that James K. Polk will be our next President, if Providence spares his life. We published in the Sentinel of June 2Gth, a table, taken from the New York Evening Post, showing the prob able result of the coming Presidential election. In that statement, it will bo seen, that the elec toral votes of- Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, Illinois, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri, Lou isiana, and Arkansas, making in all 200, are giv en to James K. Polk; and that Vermont, Massa chusetts, .Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Connecticut and entucky, with 69 votes, were set down for Henry Clay. Since tho publication of that pa- ier, we have good reason lo believe, that many f the States there set down for Clay, will prob- ly cast their voles for the democratic candi- ates. From the evidence now before us, and the demonstrations of popular opinion throughout the country, we are lead to the be lief that Henry Clay will not receive more than 43 electoral votes. This seems to be a small number, but it is more than he deserves, and the whigs must content themselves with it. We now publish the following corrected table of the probable result : A OR Polk and Dallas. Maine 9 G 30 20 17 9 10 13 23 11 Louisiana ... 6 New Hampshire Indiana .... 12 Ucw v. oik Mississippi . . , G Pennsylvania Illinois .... 9 Virginia Alabama .... 9 South Carolina Missouri .... 7 Georgia Arkansas .... 3 Tennessee Michigan .... Maryland .... New Jersey . . . Ohio North Carolina Total for Polk and Dallas . . For Clay and Frelinghuysen. 232 Massachusetts . . 12 I Delaware . . . . 3 . 12 . 6 Rhode Island . . 4 Kentucky . . Vermont . . G Connecticut . . Total for Clay and Frelinghuysen . 43 MR. POLK'S ACCEPTANCE. We present below, from the manuscript copies in our possession, says the Boston Post of the 29 th ult., the correspondence between the Com mittee of tho Democratic National Convention and it3 nominee for the Presidency, the Hon James K. Polk. His reply is short and appro priate. It will be seen that, if chosen, he is de termined not to be a candidate for a second teim. This, if we mistake not the popular feeling, will bo received as a decisive proof of the unambi tious honesty, thy purity and the patriotism of the democratic candidate, and will increase his wide and spreading popularity with the masses of the people : Baltimore, May 29, 1844. Sir At a Democratic National Convention of delegates from the several States of this Union convened on the 27th inst., and now sitting in the city of Baltimore, for the purpose of nomina ting candidates to be supported for the Presiden cy and Vice Presidency of the United States at the ensuing election, the Hon. James IS., rolk o Tennessee, having been designated, by tho whole number of votes given, to be the candidate ol the democratic paity for President of the United States, was declared to be unanimously nomina ted for thai office. The undersigned were appointed by the Con vention a committee to request your acceptance of the nomination thus unanimously tendered to you; and they cannot forbear lo express the high gratification winch they experience in the pertor manes ol this duty, and the hope which they con fidently entertain, in common with theircoleagues of the Convention, that the devotion to the cause of democratic principles which has always char acterized your conduct, will not sutler you to turn a deaf ear to tho call of our country, when in a manner so honorable to yourself, she de m and i your distinguished services. With the utmost respect and esteem, we havi the honor to be your obedient servants, HENRY HUBBARD, WM. II. RONE, B. H. BREWSTER, 11. M. SANUDERS ROBERT RANTOUL, Jr. Committee of the Democratic National Con vention at Baltimore. Hon. J. K. Polk, Columbia, Tennessee. Columbia, Tenn., June 12, 1844. Gentlemen I have had the honor to receiv your letter of tho 2'Jth ultimo, informing mo that the democratic national convention, then assein bled at Baltimore, had designated me to be the candidate of the democratic party for President of the United States, and that 1 had been unani mously nominated for that office. It has been well observed that the ollice ol President of the United States should neither be sought nor declined. I have nover sought it, nor shall I feel at liberty to decline it, if confer red upon me by the voluntary suffrages of my fellow-citizens. In accepting the nomination 1 am deeply impressed with tho distinguished hon or which has boon conferred upon me by my re publican friends, and am duly sensiblo of the great and mighty responsibilities which must ev er devolve on any citizon who may bo called to fill tho high station of President ot the United States. I deem the present to bo a proper occasion to declare, that, if tho nomination made by tho con vention shall be confirmed by the people and re sult in my election, I shall enter upon tho dis charge of tho high and solemn duties of the office with tho settled purpose oi not being a candidate for re-election. In tho event of my election it shall be my constant aim, by a strict adherence to the old republican landmarks, to maintain and preserve the public prosperity, and at tho end of four years I am resolved to retire to private lilo In assuming this position I feel that I not only impose on myself a salutary restraint, but that I take tho most effective means in my power of en abling the democratic party to make a free selec tion of a successor who may be best calculated to give effect to their will, and guard all the in terests of oer beloved country. With great respect, I have the honor to be, Your obedient servant, JAMES K. POLK. To Messrs Henry Hubbard, and others, com mitteo of the democratic national convention at Baltimore. POLK AND THE TARIFF. In the language of tho Pittsburgh Post, we earnestly invite the attention of every voter in the State, and especially of those honest whigs, who, revolting at the manifold inperfcc.tions of Henry Clay, would not support him at all, if they had not been abused by stories of his devotion to the Tariff, to the following expose of Mr. Polk's iews on that question. We submit to auy un prejudiced man to say whether the clear and lefmito declaration of Mr. Polk, is not better for the friends of home industry, than the con stant repetition by Mr. Clay of his love for the Compromise Act, in other words, we defy any whig to show that Mr. Clay is disposed to do as much for home industry as James K. Polk : James K. Polk on the Tariff and Direct Taxation Sound Sentiments. " 5lh. Are you in favor of a tariff or direct taxes for the support of the General Govern ment.' " " 6th, If a tariff, do you approve of such a tariff as would give protection to home industry against Jorcign industry?" I answer that I am opposed to a system of di rect taxation, and I am in favor of a moderate scaU of duties, laid by a tariff on imported goods, for the purpose of raising the revenue which may be needed for the economical admin istration ot the Government. In hxing the rates of a tariff', my opinion is, that the object in view should be to raise the revenue needed by Gov ernment, leaving the interests engaged in manu factures to enjoy the incidental advantage which the levy of such duties will afford to them. JAMES K. POLK. Columbia, May 15th, 1843. LETTER FROM GEN. JACKSON. We find in the Nashville Union the following reply of Gen. Jackson, to a committee on the part cf the citizens of Murfreesboro' inviting the General to the mass meeting to be held at that place. 1 lie old Hero, it will be seen, entcis with enthusiasm and zeal into the movement in favor of the annexation of Texas, and the occu pation of Oregon: Hermitage, June 15, 1844 Gentlemen I have the honor to acknowl edgo the receipt of vour letter of the 10th inst inviting mo to a mass meeting proposed to be icld at Murfreesboro , on Wednesday next, for the purpose of confirming the nominations re cently made at Baltimore by the delegates of the democratic parly. Although the state ofmy health will not allow me to be one of your number on that occasion I enter with all my heart, into the objects of the meeting. Never, gentlemen, had we more reason lo fe icitate ourselves upon the auspicious prospect which now summons the old republicans to the field. Instead of disorder and confusion produ ced by differences of opinion respecting the rel ative claims ot the distinguished individuals w ho were- bullotted for at the convention, what do we witness? Unanimity without a parallel. Rising above all selfish feeling, those individuals, themselves, nobly withdrew their names from the list of candidates, and united in the nomina tion of Messrs. Polk and Dallas; two gentlemen thoroughly known to them, as having the highest qualifications ot character and talent, and pos sessing in an eminent degree, the confidence of their tullow-citizcns. A parly that can give such practical proof of is capacity to harmonize, and ot its ability, in the pursuit of principle, to bury all differences about men, cannot fail of success. I agree with you, gentlemen, in characteri zing, as you have done, the annexation of Texas to our Union, and the occupation of Oregon, as American questions. Our Uuion is not safe as long as Great Britain can be encouraged in her designs upon theso territories. Let us, there fore, rally with patriotic and national zeal under the flags upheld by Polk and Dallas. If they are successful, Texas and Oregon will be ours; if they aro defeated, British influence, under the pretence of abolishing slavery, will be interfering with our rights, and it will never cease, as long as our glorious system of Government is a suc- cesslul proof that monarchy is not necessary lo secure the happiness ot man. I am very respectfully, ANDREW JACKSON Messrs. W. G. Reeves and others, Committee? TREMENDOUS WHIG ENTHUSIASM! " Three wise men of Gotham, Went to eoa in a bowl." The Federal coons of the ciiy of New York were to have a grand rally at Abington Square on tho evoning of tho 2d instant. The Herald speaks of it thus: " This meeting was announ ced to take place at 7i o'clock, but at that hour there were only present about twenty-five boys playing at hide and seek, nine adults, and fire females with infants in their arms, and some six or eight reporters from the different papers in the city, including our own corps of four, who were scut iu full strength, thinking there would be something worth reporting, but, "alas, what falling oft was there, my countrymen. ' It was near nine ere tho principals arrived, and then there was some difficulty in getting the meeting organized. We never saw a greater farce in our lives than this. Really, if tho whigs can do no better, let them give up at once it is useless "to kick against such pricks" as the Democrat present against them on such like occasions." NATIVISM. Suppose " that bastard spirit of Nat'wism to use a term of Mr. Owen had prevailed in the time of the Revolution, and when our Doc laration of Independence was prepared and sign ed, how would we iiave fared in our struggle with the British Lionf Look on the chart and you will notice two descriptions of men, as good as ever trod the inheritance of God's creatures, who would have been proscribed in the right for which they fought, and driven from the country whose liberties they helped to achieve. Here are two lists of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, the first of which embraces those who were foreigners, and the second those who were the sons of foreigners: Burton Gwinnett of Georgia, native of England James Wilson of Pennsylvania, do George Taylor - da do James Smith do do Scotland. Ireland. Ireland. England. Scotland. S. Wales. Ireland. Robert Morris , do do John Witherspoon of New Jersey, do Francis Lewis of New York, do Math. Thornton of N. Hampshire, do The Father of Wm. Whipple of N. Hampshire, native of Ipswick Francis Hopkins of New Jersey, do England. Edward Rutledge ot b. Carolina, do Ireland. William Hooper of N. Carolina, do Scotland. Johuel Chase of Maryland, do England. Thomas McKcan of Delaware, do Ireland. George Clymcr of Pennsylvania, do England. Elbridgo uerry ot Massachusetts, do England. George Reid of Delaware, do Ireland. JAMES K. POLK. Every boy in the country, whose lot is cast iu a station encompassed with difficulties, may well take encouragement from tho example of Col. Polk. His boyhood, says tho Nashville Union, " was spent in tho humblest walks of life, and was devoted to the severe drudgery of daily toil. His father was a surveyor, and in his surveying excursions, it was the business of his son to at tend him for weeks together, in traversing the rugged cancbrakes which (hen covered the coun try, through all kiud3 of weather, to take care of the pack horses and camp accoutrements, and to prepare the scanty meals for the company. By a strict adherence to virtue, and a close and prompt performance of all his duties, he has ris en, at the age of foi ty-nino years, to the high dis tinction of being the standard bearer of the great democratic party; and in November next will be chosen to the highest office Ln the gift of free men. Thus are virtue, honesty and perseve rance rewarded." UNITED STATES SENATE. Tho terms of the following Senators expire on tho 4th of March next: Whigs. Phelps, of Vermont, Choate, Massachusetts, Sprague, R, Island, Huntington, Conn., Tallmadge, New York, Democrats. Fairfield, of Maine, Sturgeon, Pennsylvania, Tappan, Ohio, Benton, Missouri, 4. Dayton, New Jersey, Bayard, Delaware, Merrick, Maryland, Henderson, Mississippi, White, Indiana, Porter, Michigan, froster, lennessee, Rives, Virginia, 13. The present Senate is politically divided thus: 29 Whigs, 23 Democrats. 07" Pass it round! that the whigs are oppo sed to the " One Day Election Laic," because it would do away with the iniquitous system of Pipe-laying, by which they are in hopes of suc ceeding. . Pass it. round, also, that a Democratic House of Representatives passed the bill, but that a whig Senate defeated it. Illinois. The Fourth Democratic District Convention of Illinois met on the 6th inst., and the Hon. John Wentworth, ol Chicago, was unan imously nominated Representative to Congress, having received every vote. 03- The Boston Atlas (a leading coon paper) says with fear and trembling, " a severe and tre mendous contest is before us one in which defeat is certain, if we do not employ all tho neans," &c. This looks like giving up the ship n advance. We hope it is not in contemplation to withdraw iilt. Clay. ' Gen. Cass. It is stated in the Michigan pa pers, that Gen. Cass will probably succeed Sen ator Porter iu the United States Senate, after the 4th of March next. Do you hear that, boys! Under this cap tion, the editor of the Easton, (Pa.,) Argus says: " At the election in 1840, Mr. Van Buren's majority in the Borough of Easton was about one hundred. At the approaching election Col.' Polk's majority will not be less than two hun dred and twenty-fve! Are there no changes, hehf ' Col. Polk's Fidelity. During the whole term of Col. Polk's service in Congress, from 1823 to 1S37, lie never missed a division- his name being found upon every list of the yeas and nays. ' ' 03 The Whig Convention of Massachusetts has re-nominated George N. Briggs and Joliu Reed as candidates for Governor and Lieuten ant Governor of that State. 07 Clay stands a poor chance in this game of Polk. We shall have the four aces New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia, the first hand. Hon. George M. Bibb, who has been made lately Secretary of tho Treasury, Is an U. Statei District Judge in Kentucky, and was a demo cratic State Senator under Mr. Adam's Admin istration. .