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NATIVE AMERICANISM -THE WHIG , TRESS-NEW YORK CITY ELECTIONS. The alaratogancTBigoted spirit, so fain! to rcpubli "ran goveitimeAtlhaf has developed itself in the New York elections, should arouse every friend of fiee insii tutions ig the country. " . We rejoice to sec the democra tie press, with one voice, denounce this insipient'move taent of a data of fanatical bigots, fit only to hum at the take all who differ with them in opinkfn. Bat what is the character of the whig or federal press's this ques tion! We regret to say, It is of the trtd alien, and sedi tion law stamp of the old hue of federalism, as exhibi ted under the iron power ol old John Adams. , A letter in the National. Intelligencer, from New lork, under date of ihe 10iV test., thus openljr take ground against tne "lortien" vote and acknowledges the onion 1 the "Whigs end Native American." says.-' v "Onr'city elections caie off yesterday, and ihe-esult is an entire break op 6f the loco loco party by 'the whigs and 'Native Americans.' What the Natives did not carry, the whigsfcaVe; and the loco focos, with the aid 01 their 'foreign allies," got a few sporadic points -just enough to shew what they would have done if they had oi oeen met as tney were, at ail me leading points. "Foryears, the whigs have tried every reasonable -iiiwKQiHHigLiuuitireHu mm increasing navoc in Hhcky affairs, but the loco focos, aided by the foreign ote, have as as often thwarted them, till, at last, "old ram nany itself began to shake in fear of the increas ing rain inflicted on all; but, true to itself and its princi - pies 'rule or ruin' it continued, and the onlv course left was the one adopted." Aeain: . "The whig party is a national parly, and truly so; and wnemer me principles tney avow are advocated by na tives or naturalized, it is only an evidence of their puri ty.' One thing is certain, that the party opposed these principles finds itself completely beaten down into a small and insignificant minority. The struggle was one of virtue against via; and whenever our people are left free to act on such an issue, the result will alway s be in favor of virtue. There is no hostility here against for-' eigners as such; it is only confined to this simple point that Americans will not allow any party to gather a round them the miserably deluded ignorant refuges of cither countries to aid by their illegal votes in tarnishing the fair lame of our own country, merely to give that party ascendency and control." Here we have the Notional organ of the the Clay par ty pompously boasting that. .. 1st, The "Whigs" and "Mativ: Americans" tmi ted. 2d. The naturalized citizen is sneeringly called the 'foreign allies' of the democratic party. ' 3d. For years the irj the old federalists or mo dern wow struggled against the democrats and the 'for eign vote.' 4th. That the struggle was one of virtue against viee. 5th. It was "Americans" against "miserable, deluded t tjnorani, refugees oj outer ceuninx These are the positions taken, as involved in the con test in New York, and admitted by the great organ of the whig Clay party of this Union. And could there be any thing more disreputable more unjust more start ling in its character, than this impudent attack upon the naturalized citizens of this republic. There is not a single principle involved in this start- contest, but what strikes at the root of libertj , of our eon Stations, and the safety of the republic itself. it is a stigma upon the sires and gransircs of those natives, who ware themselves foreigners. It is a revival of that tory and fiendish spirit that pro duced the Alien and Sedition laws of old John Adams, and which have been buried for an age under tne Chris tian and molient principles of Mr. Jefferson and the de mocracy of his day. It is a desecration of that oft-repeated anniversary de claration that our country is the asylum of the oppres sed of all nations. If this "fire and faggot" spirit is carried out, when re the sons of freedom to find a resting place! Driven from the shores of the Old World by legitimacy, ruling impiously "by the grace of God," they are met, on their arrival hereunder the stars and stripes of the Goddess tS Liberty, with insult and injury more terrible than the iron rod Ct kingcraft, where nothing better was taught from the cradle bp. Where are the descendants of the prosecuted Malhae Lyon., that they may sting with their indignant eloquence these modern enemies of mankind. Will no', one be iound in every democratic bosom in the land! When error of prejudice and bigotry rears its haggard form, and grimly smiles upon our beauteous land with de fiance fo battle, then 1 the time to strike for victory. Then is the time to crush its head and give peace to the i eaith. Has our country, in lime of war, ever found more ready and patient soldiers than the naturalized citizens! Then why disgrace them in lime of peace! . Do any portion of our people pay xnore freely and promptly Ihe heavy burdens of Government than the em igrant from other lands! Shall we then sacrifice the first greatcardinal principle ol the revolution by introducing "taxation without representation." Tins question becomes one at this lime of the utmost aational importance, as the arms of the whole whig par ly will -fall into this native party, underthe excuse as in New York, that it is the o-ily thing they could do to put twn the democracy! This is their bad excuse. And why will the whole whig party become the Native A merican partyl Beeause Mr. Clay in his hostility to the naturalized citizen has forced them upon that ground Thegrounds upon which the two parties may be found ia the following extracts! FEDERAL DOCTRINES. Extract from the speech of Mr Clay, of Kentucky, on the pre-emption bilt delivered in the Senate, Wednesday January 6, 1840: ' ?m. Clay said he also, believed, beyond the moun- terns, aliens were allowed to hold land; but he also be- Jievetllhar there was some condition required in-aunost nil IK SttiiIn .. A .1 1 . . ""- wmc ur iucui resilience 01 two or three year Now it might bea qwslion whether they should extend the privilege except to the 3 hoi ling by Btate autnority aa aliens who are sot entitled to a votej but he (Mk Clay was- opposed orr principle to rli propositiomtftat aliens should beinvite-J from every portion of the habitable globe to take possession of the publitf landVwterms-so. peculiarly favorable awere proposed by this Ml. . There was another point on which there ought to' be n diversity of opinion. Though it might be tbe prac lice ofour government to sell the soil of our countryto anew as 10 cuizens, mere snouicl not be extended an in. ijta'ion to aliens to come and purchase our lands, and jreteucn wouia tw tne enect or this bill." DEMOCRATIC DOCTRESESV V.xirnct 1,-emlht speech of Mr. Buchanan, on the ere- in?tion BiU, in tWStiatt of Ik ,", W to Mr ' - "Mr.- BuehaMB.-'in replfc taidr tfow, in regani lo e-alien, from the origin of the government until Ihe jyesent time, tbey flaw hearrmiited lo purchase the pablirlandof;Ui Wet, eiOfcrfey public eale or by private-entry. Thh fact is uncontrovertible. Then wby maBemodtous distinction against foreigners in this particular case? If you permit them to purehast in every other lortn, why deny them ihe privilege of pur chasing as preinptioners. The alien who flies from op pression at home, and makes his way into the Far West, and there fixes his habitation, at the same time places his body as a barrier against the attacks of the savage foe which your policy has collected on that ftontier. Such aliens thus furnish stronger evidence of Uicir fidelity to the oountry, and of their intention to become chitons, than they could do by a mere declara tion to'lhisellect tinder the naturalization laws; though he presumed, such a declaration was made by them in aLnost every Instance. A man who merely does this, may "Change his Intention" before he becomes a citizen; but the maD who makes a settlement on the public land and purchases it from ihe government, thus identities his own fate and that of bis family, fer-weal or for woe, with our government. From such men we hate nothing to apprehend. And shall we suffcreven the alien spec ulator, who has ho intention of ever becoming a citizen to purchase thehumble dwelling of this poor man, and drive him out of the possession! Such might often be the case if it were not for your pre-emption laws. For my own part I shall always most eheerfully, as long as 1 shall be honored with a seat in the Senate, grant this trifling privilege to the actual settler, Vhether he has emigrated from the old to Ihe new Slates, to improve his condition, or has fled from oppression in the old world, to live under tlie.protection of eur republican in-, stitutions." Readet judge which of these men, and which of these parties exhibit the most republican spirit! We close this branch of the subject by quoting from the immortal Declaration of Independences-After read ing it, will any one say that these native coon politicians are any better than the tones in the days of the Revolu uon i-aey are me very same Dreed' ol tyrants. i Extract from fife felaratlen Of Independence. "He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the laws of natural! zation of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encour age their migration hifher, dfid raising ihe conditions of new appropriations of land." This extract from the declaration of Independence was never altered in a single word from the Original draft by Mr. Jefferson. But we an notpermilted to stop here. The Wh'gs, in ttieir not haste to make some excuse to the naturalized citizen for this attack upon Ms honor and existence as a freeman, have vamped up the story that it was a rdi- ghus test! That it was one 'sedt of Christians fighting at the polls against another sect! This is sorely making ihe malter ho better, but worse, it possible. Men who would make their religious ten ets a "test at'the polls, Would not be fit for the services of God or man. Such a test is wisely -and solemnly for bidden by the charter of our liberties, and he who would countenance such a'thing would be a traitor to the gov ernment under which he lives. Surely fite times are Vom tht Ohio Statesman. The Emblems of Tarty the Cock and (lie Coon. The coon is an animal filthy in its habits, and no use .an be made of it until afier it is dead. Its tkin, the inly valuable part ol the animal, is sent from the United States to Russia, and sold lotfiat gdVernmcnrto be u cd as clothing for the Russian standing army. It is a prowling, cbwardlv, petty thief skulking by Jay and committing petty Weeny by "night, and is the terror of old womett because 01 midnight depredations a mong hen-roosts. Such 'is the dnimal the 'federal party have chosen as emblamatie of their principles, atid they have chosen well. lo the democracy, the wings have assigned t;lc chicken-cock, as an emblem of our principles. At the earliest peep of dawn, the clear, loud notes Of Chap man is heard ringing forth Its joy that light is aboiit to overspread the earth. At early eve, being no friend to darkness, it retires with the sun to rest. It skulks from no danger, and readily does battle in defence of its priv ileges. It is no thief, and certainly not a coward, for it would etifw forth a defiance to the assembled world. There Is'nuthin'g mean or skulking in its Mlure. At the battle 6ft Lake Cbamplain, when the British and American fleets Were enveloped in ihe smoke of battle, acarmod ball knocked 4b pieces a chicken-coop on one of the Ameriean'vesscls. An old chicktn- cock, who thus owed his escape from bondage, immediately flew upon bhe 6f the masts, at every internal between the roaring of the' cattnrtn, Ihe gallant cock crowed forth its notes of defiance find of Victory. As sodh as this was perceived,' the sailors greeted the noble Cha pman with cheers, and though the bullets Dew thick and 'fast around him, still, in the carnage of that dreadful battle, the gallant bird kept its post until odr tars triumph ed. Thus it'will be seen th.it iii giving the chicken-cock to the democracy and the coorj to themselves as an em. blem, the federal party are more honest thdn usual." They have given us a toble, an honest, a"hd 'patriotic bird, aftdhave taken a secret, prowling, miitolgnYthlef, without a single redeeming'virtue. 'Dem&cYdcYls'd'pen in the avowal of its principles, dhd ?hdhest in rcarrying mem out. 'W higgery repttdiates'a 'ddcfrfh'e 'before an election, and acts upon it after the contest 'is decided. Truly the rooster and the cowi afegdod Emblems' of the two parties. CI.AY AT RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA. This travelling mountebank is raising a storm at his heels, of public indignation, that will produce New Or leans results wherever he may go. His visit to Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, has produced the right result. He is begging and pleadihg for voles like a cul prit for 'pardon. He is a disgrace to the age he lives in. He has no shame; but his visits will have the same ef fect they had in this State at Davton in 1S12, with his 'four hundred thousand?' live coons at his heels! The Standard says "We learn that the vote for President was taken on thecarson Friday, and resulted in a tie, tlius showing that Mr. Van Buren's lriends were Here rn considerabletiumbers." This was in the midst of the crowd! The same paper, ifl "noticing: Clay's appeal to tlie people ltr their votes, says: "Mr. Clay took up the question oftlifc current. He said a national currency was as necessary as any thing and armies ana we naa navies ana armies to march them; AND THAT, AS ENGLAND HAD HER BANK, SO, WB,. OUGHT . TO HAVE A NA TIONAL BANK TO ENABLE US TO COM PETE WITH HER IN COMMERCE AND IN REGULATING THE EXCHANGES OF THE1 WORLD. He said, mdre&ver, that a National Bank! was necessary to control, guide, "counsel, and correct the State Banks, and that the great issne fcn the ques tion of the currency was, between sound State Bank", controlled bv a Natidnal Bank, & a specie circulation. He also indirectly apologised for the conduct Of the late l National Bann, by asking when and where the liberties; had THE "SUPERIOR C HAMFAICNE" PARTY. The following announcement in tl.e Paliimore A mcrican, the Clay organ of that city, is characteristic with tlie feelings which the bank whigs have fur cveiy thing foreign: ' , . . "Superior Chimpaiomr, Amor.g the prepsratitus made for the approaching National Convention, we ob serve that Messrs. Dix & Fogg. of the Fountain Hotel, Light street, have imported some very choice cham pagne especially for the occasion. This wine is from one of the first mercantile houses at Rheims, ,aad each bottle is labelled with a likenes of Mr. Clay. As this is a very superior article, we notice it that those whd de. sire it may know where it can be procured.". The palates of the elite would revolt at the lasti; of hard cider, and to please the fancy of the exquisites ati importation of foreign refinement is necessary. We are informed that importation of segars 'especially for the occasion," has been made, which will cost the iin-. porter about e'ghty dollars a thousand. They are said to be "a very superior article," and have a neat little wrapper of gold leaf at the twisted end, to protect the delicate lip from contat't with Ihe weed. ft addition to afllhis, we have the Clay penknives made in Engl'dnd, the Henry Cfay writing paper made in England, with an impress of lie? frhig majesty's likeness on the corner of the sheet aiter tlie royal man nerand to cap the climax," we would not be' surprised if the "supericlr champaign party" would nave an inn rvirfatirtn nf tarla (,ll 41(11 ' .1. . r. . ..a.ua, u lu jciljjlll UKUiltSS 01 IDB ,-.: ll j J k.. i-..:... I ' ' " -" u., au uay, ..mtr niMiiu-1 grra( Kentucky brag placer on all ihe cdtfrt cards; or if "Towards the "conclusion 'oT lis remarks a banner.; llie) mre appropriate, let the envelope ori -. i., I ( i . . . . , , .S . 1 I ,L ..1. 1 itti - !.jlL l ..... ' nun i otu uuuu ii, wiin ms ciaws upon me rr.roai 01, ChaprhanVcrower, was borne before him. This' gave the pack have irfi a skdlch of a card party, with him at the head of tfls tafilp hpllino a nnirnrhip .;. .A i 'T!.0"? '.0J1e ' 10 coon .ms sonS?' and '.'ard : add lb' the effect he might have a pair of duelling nis.nl mat must nave pained ii .. ... .... . - , ,v . i,v,." ' cider, which he did in a manner the mdfe Intelligent portion of his auditors. He said it, was "that safne old coon "told his followers that these thmg-these.pictiires of cdons. a'nd the sonss. the hard cider, "were INNOCENT INSTRUMENTS; and the democrats must meet tlie'm, for the whigs would havetherrTimdnd irf'llitv. . The 'coon, he said, was the PrFl!lVm nflhP U'hlV nnrlV- lint ha haA kanrH !l uoirl Ihol Q vu. b.iiu .vui m i, ,-aiu .tia.. uic iua, u bhuuc, iiumiai was me louioi oemocra- ey." This is monstrous the sa'hi'e a'rgumentwould crown a King. If we are to adopt every law of Great Britain because England has adopted "(hem, and not because they are right and favorable to liberty, then good bye to public liberty and republican equality. We call attention to the extract above, and hone eve ry voter in the Union will reflect On it. Well may such a man say that if "he cannot have black slaves he wil CHANGE! CHANGE! In a crodrt of justfce'itls cBfisuiered "prima facie" ev idence of guilt if a felon T.aS 'frequently changed his , haVe white ones." Ohio Statesman. name. What shall be -the Verdict in the following case: "LOOK UPON THIS rtCTtRE. Having a little leisurethe other evening we put our selves to some trouble to'collect and arrange in method ical form the varibusTianie's assumed at different times by tlie opponents & enemies of de mo-jracy. J ust glance ybtlr ere over the beautiful nteftire! Hnw n-n it itrniill dut of joint when such an excuse is given with serious- look in a menagerie! 'Come Jim, and stir up the mon- n is no time tor republicans to shimber, when I keys!" ness. such doctrines are promulgated. If our institnUofcs are to be assailed, ft is timS 16 be on the look out. We quote the Constitution rif the United STates-Mhe Constitution of the State of Ohio, and the Constitution of the State of New York where this election took place and hope they Wirt be read and understood, before we hear any thing more about roh'gious tests. Religious intoleraflte, mixed up with the 'political at fairs ofanatioir, of people, hasproddced more bloodshed and heartless persecution, than any one other thine. The heart becomes sick aftd turns with horror from a bare recital of these blo ody ware. Is the whig party now about to revive them, in defiance of the solemn warning of our fathers who guarded constitutionally against such a test in this happy land. We hope the spirit of these extracts frill Bot be lost sight of by any one of any party. They should be of ten referred to. Read, and read again. "Abt. 6. No religious test shall ever be reqilirfcd as a qualification to any office or public trust, under the U- nited SteWConslilulion, United Slates, sinned b George Washington. "That all merj have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty Goef( according to the dictates of conscience; that no authority caff, in any case whatev er, control or interfere with the rights of conscience; thai no man shall be compelled to- attend, or support ar.v place of worship, or maintain arTy ministry, against his consent; and that no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religions society, or mode of worship; and no religious te3t shall be required, as qualification to any oitice of trust or pro fit." Censtulion Ohio Sec. 3, Art. 8. "Sec. 3. The free exercise and ehioymelit of reli gious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed in this State to all mankind. " Convlitulion AVw York, Art. 8. AN ELEPHANT'S REVENGE. On Tuesday week last, the Menagerie of Raymond & Co., which-had been exhibited in New York for sev eral days, paused over to Camden, N. J. While at Walnut street Ferry, the keeper of the great Elephant Columbus had occasion to chastise the animal, for which purpose he pierced his ears with a hook, causing the blood to run freely from the wounds. Upon the ar rival of the Caravan' at Camden, while passing along the road to the plate assigned for exhibition, the animal wrested the instrument uned by the keeper, and threw him to a considerable height in the air, who in the fall was injured. Another keeper cam to Ms assistance, when the elephant seized him-also, threw him down with violence, and inflicted a very serious bodily injury, which it is feared he will not recover. The elephant maintained a sullen obstinacy and was with west Hif. ficulty forced to proceed with the caravan towards WooJbury. DEATH OF JUDGE BALDWIN. Judge Henry Baldwin, one of the juilgcs of the'SrJ preme Court of the United States, died in Pbiladerohia at 9 o'clook last night, of paralysis, in the 65ih yea of nis age, tie was appointed a judge of the theSupreme Court by General Jackson 14 or 15 years ago. He re sided at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the time of his re appointment and we believe hfc still considered'thatcity his residency though he spent a great portion of hlstime in Philadelphia. Globe. "We felt sensibly the degradation of our Republican Institutions-on Friday last, whetf we saw- a Veteran; as Mr Clay is.in the service of his country, hawked about as gome great beast of wonder, to-catch a fe whm for that static which should be thrreward alone of the lof ty patriot-and pure atatesmanf Charleston Mercu- fy- . Public Puprims-Tb Duke of- WeHington has re eeived 4,-258,3G3: of the public money, ealueoiaiing the interest on Pitfliawientair grants ol 760.000.1. tides prize money in Spain and France, estimated at Whenever a man changes his name, and is known in one section of :fhe cotfnlry as Smith, in another as Browfi, to another as Scroggins, &c. the public con- cludethathe 'is a great rascal. Who would belong to a party that adopt so many aliases It looks suspicions "something rotten in the State dl Derrtnark." The enemies VI Democracy called themselves: 1. Federalists-. 2. Constitutionalists. 8. Friends of order and regular'governmentj 4. A moral arid Religious Petfple's Party. 6. Anti-Democrats. 6. Anti-Republicans; 7. Ahti Jacobins. 8. The Federal Bttrrite Party. 9. The Federal Republican Patty 10. The Peace Party. 11. The People's P'artyi 12. The Church and State" Partjr. 13. The Supremacy Of the Laws P"arty. 14. The Natiobal Republican Party. 15. The Anti Masonic Partv. 16. The Farmers' Mechanics' aril Workinfrmert's Party. IX Tlie United State's Bank Party. ih. me independent Republican Partv. 19. The Independent Democratic Partv; 26. The Native American Party. 21. The Rank and File Party. H. The Hartford Convention Party. 23. The American System Party. 24. The Whig- Party. 25. The Democratic Whig Party, 26. The Conservative Party. 27. The Hoco Poco Party. 28. The Harrison Democratic Parly. 29. The Anti-Van Buren Party. 30. The Log Cabio. Coon Skin, and Hard Cidiat ty- 31. The Anti-Tyler Party-. 32. The Clay Party. 33. The Mill Boy of the Slashes and the Cologne i'any. THE GRAVE OF tfANfEL BOONE. The St. Louis KewEfa says, that "this celebrated pioneer after a life of incredible hardship, and innumer able perilous adventures, died in the year 1824, near the old ChareUe village, in what is now Waire&county, una was uumea aooui a mile irom the town of Mar thasville. His wife. thVfirst white Kentucky, is buried by his side: Several' of the old set tlers ol Missouri' arebtiyiea at the aame'spot, and the grave yard has groWn over with a thickef of briars sev eral feet high, and almost impenetrable: Tire traveller passes ihe spot, arid never knows that'M lfes buried one ol the most Wonderful men ttihf tiaeisted in our country. For many years there watf riot even a tomb stone to mark the grave; but a few years ago a very aged settlor of St. Charles-county:, named Jonathan Btyatf; With bis own-bands" crJt out a rough tomb-stone, about two feef filgli; add' Placed it at the head of th 'grave of Cartiel Boorte; arid that is the only motihment that has ever been erected to his memory." IjrThe BostotfPost relates that trie "Klatf Kfth" nl that city Waited on Mr. Webstef recently, wifh an invi- tation lb sr(ak before those "saMne old Coons." Thai Mr. W. lookef asont as he migfcrbe'strpposed to1 do u riovu in ui: an ui oicaiuig ms poi orcnowaer ;tiafHe hthrimedtwice; spirited right tfnd fed as often 'looked straight ahead, affd replied, "eallymif Club af. ,ter Washington, add tfthatmn IffKentuctry trahiask himself art the Texas question, an'd I speak" The The "KlayKltib" took time to' deliberate anB scf did Webster. '' - ! Drunkenness has been maide'a legal ground for a di- VorcetaJJew York1; byihe legislature of that 8tatej or rather it is abonf to be. ' A bill to tlrnf effect has been reported, arid will no doubt become" as as it ought a law, ... HORRORS OF THE SLAVE TRADE. The Sa'lefn Register has information of the capture Of three slavirs by the British steamer Thunderbolt. One had on board 00d slaves, another 546 making in all IXtf. The South Alrica Commercial Advertiser, of 27th January, says that irtsdme of the slaving vessels recent ty captured, the space between decks, where the living cargo was stowed away, was so small mat young chil dren, boys and girls frdni eight to 12 years of age, could not creep in on their hands and knees-they were push ed fir, or, lying flat dn their faces, crawled in like worms. This is the system of humanity advocated by the fed eral candidate for the Presidency, and supported by his triends. I he philanthropic editor of the Gazette, who a short time since pledged himself, not only to oppose slavery in the abstract, itH to oppose the elevation of slaveholders to office, is now supplying a man whosede. clared principles would justify such revolting cruelty as was perpetrated by the inhuman monsters nofed above. Henry Clay has declared that if he cannot have black slaves he must be permitted to have white ones, for he and his southern friends cannot think of cutting their own wood and let their wives and daughters work in the kitchen. The slavers that havebeen seized by the lhuncierbolt, could not utter a more revolting excuse tor their horrid calling, and we would think but little worse of them than we would of the editor, who notwith standing his professions of opposition to slavery, permits Henry Clay's inhuman sentiments to pass unrebuked. Pittsburg Post HALF A MONTH LATER FROM EUROPE. The steamer Acadia arrivsdat Boston on Sunday, with advices from Liverpool on the 4th Inst. There has been a great reaction in the cotton market. Prices are down enough to throw all in the dumps. Bernadotte, King ol Sweden, is dead. Nothing doing in Parliament. Rebecca seems to have commenced her outrages a- gain in South Wales, for, onjthe 27th ult., a gate was destroyed at Cardigan, which was within six yards of ne county jail. One ofthemo3t important items by this arrival is a letter from Constantinople, of 17th Feb., stating tliat the envoys ol England and France Uneaten to withdraw their alliunce and protection lrom the Sultan hi case mere be any more capital executions of persons for the act of Conversion to ChristiBhity. A letter lrom Lebanon, 9th Feb., states that llie vio lent persecutions of Christians stillcontiriues'. The Pa cha of Beroot Kid an interview with tBe English Con" sul and four Drnse3 on the 8th, the result of which has not been made known, except so far as may be guessed by the departure nextday erf the ferocious Albanian and other Troops, to the number of about tfOOO men with cannon for Mount Lebanon. A letter from Naples, Feb. 24', ate that a shock of an earthquake of considerable duration, but the effects of whicfi were not serious, had' been lelt at Potenzi, in Sicily. Preparations were making for an insurrection through out the Roman SwHes. . More than fifty thousand families of Siberians, with- slightly protrttding frbm tinder hfs 'wafetc'cVal upon the' vision of his opponent. Is 'It possible that these men will dare to Open their mouths hereafter about protecting home industryl Will (hey have the Impudence to say that they are in favor 'Of such a policy, wherr they ati dnenly making prepara'rldns W travel ne'af three hundred miles for the purpose Bf partaking 61' the luxdries furnished by En gland to regale the Clay party during (he campaign. Mercury and Manufacturer. in Congress. Clay's especiiatalilley ih'Congfes, Ex-Spcaker White called Mr. Rathburi, bt N". Y., in Clay's own lingo, "a d d liar." Mr. ftathbuh knocked hlfa down, in the confusion and scuffle; nfiolher of Clay's "law and order" minions from Kentucky, who had fro business in the House, firecl ft pistol at Mr. M'cC'aii'slin. member from Ohio, but missed him and fiit nti ofheerof the House in the th'i'gh, wounding h'im baaiy. Mr. Mc- Causlin seized tlie bully, (hav;rig before put him out of the first door,) and held him down until his pistols and Bowie knives were taken from him; Such is the way these dastardly "law and order" Cla Christians dis grace the nation; A resolution bf efffsure was passed the House. & there the matter ended, eicept the Clayite who fired the pistol is in the hands' of the public officers, ' to give bonds, we s'tfpp6se, like Clay himself. Such are the miserable hypocrites ol "raw and order" at the head of the coon party. ' . JS-Will Ex-Speaker White now inform us "If pro tection is not for protection, what protection is iotV'' Ohio Statesman Ex; Corling back egdin.The celebration' of the anniver- ' sary of Gen. Jackson.s birth day, at Baltimore, was a v very enfhusfastii" one. The proceedings and toasts oc cupy a whoTC page bf the' Baltimore Argns. All the" toasts were first rate, but we think the following were a bout as' good as the best. The Clay men, at least, miist' ' think them very significant. ' ' By Theodere Sumwalt. I changed in 1840 tb'get a ' change, now I change back again to get some change. By Mark Ccx. "Roast beef and two dollars""a day." 1 voted for it in fg40j but I find it to be "all talk' and' no '1 pay." By John Wilson Brtfwh, a EarrisonianMh1840; " The whig party they proWl'sed us peace," plenty and" prosperity; they now wish to inflict upon us."war, pesti-' fence and famine." Idleness or the Mexicans. -The exports bf Mexi co, for the year, exclusive of gold and silver, amounted 10 out one million five hundred thousand dollars, yet' Mexico contains a pdpulation of eight millions'. Th exports of the United Slates during the same period, a-v mounted to ninety-four millions of dollars. - Mr. Chambers of London, once called 'the great ban- ' ker,' is in the Queen's Prison, London dangerously ill. It is said he has been incarcerated there seventeen years during which period upwards of $200,000 of his valua-" ble property has been received, and somehow or other, .' it woull seem, irresponsibly absorbed, since not a cre ditor as yet has received one farthing, and his injured family disappointed in every expectation of of their ' youth. Texas and the Theatv. It is now stated tht the" Treaty allows something like sit months for its ratifi cation or rejection, and that the vote in the Senate will show whether it shall be thrown into the House as a Bill or Resolution. One letter writer says', a treaty is ; to be submitted lo Mexico by which we shall pay Mex--" ico six millions of dellars,"and in return, obtain the rtc-' ognition of the independence' Of Texas, and a Session to ' the United States of California. . PrjNCri'ALiTY. We saw, savs the Fredericksburg1' Recorder, a "gemman ob color," of - the genuine swell- ' head, putting himself down Main"street, the other day ' in quite a considerable of a hurry." An acquaintance '. of his, ventured to" ask an explanation Tor his' extraordi- nary despatch. "Get away, nigger," says heTse gofti 1 to Washmtort in de cars, and I'd better"'wait for dem. in a Circle of fifteen miles around Breslou, were dying danhabdem wait for me!" ofbunger. . i -. , 1 " - - ' . - w MEXICO RELEASE OF TEXANS. - A French woman and a negro man, who were found n.i w.,u tk , ... t... .. , ner was tendered him. . : . , , , . : law, beet lolef foTSBven years into slavery. O'Connbia's Sentence. O'Connell and the other traversers, were probably sentenced on the 19th of April a iic i jui was me nrsi aay oi uie term. Gen. Waddy Thompson, late Minister of the 'United 1 'Statesto Mexico, arrived at New Orleans on 'the l&h instawi, in the U. S. brig bainbrtdge, Corn'r 'Mattison, ' wMbhlefl Vera Cruz on the 1st instant.1 - ' Gen. Thompson, previous to his departure,' visited 1 Santa Anna at bis country seat, and obtained, by his Vibe in Roy ai. Circles. It is said that 'Queen Vic toria divides 25,000. a year among the famili.;., in Vin. clarences, the children of William IV- and Mrs. Jor-- Earnest solicitation in their behalf, the liberation of the'.' dan. A noble iDB.-In the schools of Prussia there is a law which provides that "no JXlnishment shAlf be larc ed which woundsihe sentiment of honor." . , tucAibana. a ne exported Mex- ico, tor the year, exclusive of gold and" anv'er, a mountedtdbut one iniillori five hundred thotisand dollars, yel Mexico contains a population' of eight nifllions. T'hie exports of the United States during the same period, amounted to nincty.four raillwn of .dollar,'" , j- :. femasndcr of tha Texan prisoners taken in September low, at uan Antonio ae uexar. , ., . ; j v Gen. Thompson, previous was to remain in New Or :" leans but a day or two. : ri , The number of the prisoners whbm' our lale Minis--r fer bad the pleasure on his departure to procure the 1fbi :' erationof, is tlilrty five, of these thiftjf-bnearriveii in tlie ;' Bainbridge, the remainder preferring TO continue for the ' present in Mexico. These prisoner had been confined" . about eighteen months, mostly at the Castle ol Perolth r. J 'he Texan prisoners Mill remainhyg in Mexicd'are the ie survivors or tho unfottunate Mi'er capitii1rre4i''i!i'Cr bout one hundred, as w arc ta'Sin dnmh-r ' ' ,. :