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Tb« U. S. Gazette has received infor
mation by private letters, that negotiations
have been to-opened between Mr. Buch
anan and Lord Packenham, upon the Ore
gon question and that the United States
•re In treaty with Mexico for California,
to&epeid for with the indemnitiad due from
that government, and such other sum as
negotiations with the British Government,
Anest harbors on the pacific coast. The
port of St. Francisco is admitted by all to
be one of the finest harbors in the known
world. That would be obtained by the
acquisition of California. With the whole
Tie laik
is great deal of complaint in
this city, because letters are so long com
ing from St. Louis by mail. Not only let
ters, but it takes from 10 to 12 days to ob
tain the new s from St. Louis through the
of the press. We have been in
by merchants here that the Post
of St. Louis sends the mail on the
Missouri side of the Mississippi by St.
Charles sad Palmyra whereas, he ought to
•sad it on the Illinois side through Jack
•enviile, Rushville, &c. If sent this lat
ter way, it ia said the mail would come
from St. Louis once in three days. This
wooid be s great accommodation lo our
city and the beck country. Will the ed
itors of ths Missouri Republican and the
Miseouriaa bring this subject to the no
tice of die St. Louis Post Master, that the
i—Iter »ay be set right? By so doing
they »1 be entitled to the sincere thanks
of the e&iae&s of Burlington.
The fate Mayor of Boeton km recently
_=• *j? •.si*'
Xatioul Sefeiee.
Long debate—Gen. Cass carries his Resolu
tion touching the JfeHonal defence tri
Gen. Cass introduced into the Senate, at
an early day, various resolutions touching
the National defence. These resolutions
the old General supported in an argument
which did honor to his great fame as a
man of ability. The remarks made by Mr.
Cass are of the right stamp—they are such
as the American people will greet with
huzzas and clapping of hands. The Gen
eral'takes the bold ground, fearlessly lay-
il down that
the parties can agree upon. the government ought to maintain it that
As to the first rumor, the re-opening of,
•lluded to in the President's Message.— Curbed, Crittenden saw nothing but the
Therefore, on the ground of the renewal! '*on foaming. All was panic among
of correspondence on the other side, every
one must aee one of two designs in this democratic Senators said, "Let him come,
new stroke of diplomacy. The one is, tliat
the British Government dares not leave
the question as it now is, for fair of the he off, and let the confines of Liberty
consequences the other, that she wishes,
to make a pretence that she is anxious to that the resolutions would pass, and re
adjust it amicably, in order to prevent that numbering the odium which their anti
action by Congress that would otherwise
be sure to follow. It must be one of these,1 the last war, concluded it was best to save
and it may be both of them. We repeat something, and all voted for the passage of
rgain, it is the duty of Mr. Polk and the'
National Government to shut the door to, necessity indeed. Thus ended the war
future negotiation, but with one condition,1 pew*
end that should be this, that Her Majesty's
Government abandon all claims to any of1 Fottifl NfWS»
the territory in dispute, our Government We expected the news last night, brought
then treating as to the time which should: by the Caledonia from Europe, but the
be allowed to British subjects to leave the mail did not come. This news cannot
Territory, or such of them as might want fail to be of importance one wpy or the
to do so. Mr. Polk cannot maintain his other. What it is we are not able to say
popularity with the people, if he with precision. There is no doubt, how
yields one foot of that country to Great ever, but that the British Cabinet will
the Territory is ours, thai
we are
we sincerely hope it is false. The negotia- ^er* Mr. Mangum, whig, and others of
tion must have been recommenced, if at all,
on the part of Mr. Packenham, for Mr.
Jtoofcanan and the President would have
too much respect for themselves and for itbe °'d champion of Michigan to forbear
their Government, to solicit a renewal of
negotiations after the abrupt breaking off

will still persist, and that
®"d should be prepared to meet
the same party, were almost frightened to
death, lest the debate should offend Great
Britain. They most earnestly exhorted
should be ruined by immediate
Mr* Webster was also much dis-
Britishites but Cass and the other
R'vewar or peace,—war if he per-
«n claiming our soil—peace if he will
These poor British whigs, see-
gained for their party during
resolutions thereby making a virtue
on to
the corn laws.
As to Ae rumor of the treaty with Mex- What news as to "War preparation" our
ico, we as ardently hope thai is true. Cal- whig brethren will get remains to be seen.
ifornia belongs to us by nature. The in-j We shall not get the news from Englaed
terests of the United States demand it—the here, relative to the receipt of Mr. Polk's
good of the people of California demands message until next month. We know
it---and the happiness of Mexico even re-: what it will be, John Bull will bellow and
quires ii to be done. By obtaining that fine make the dust fly awfully and the'British, month.
country, we open a grand pass-way to the press will vomit up the bitterest of its I The exports of New York alone, during
Pacific Coast. Lying as it does south of bile in signs of its indignation at the young the month of November amounted to
Oregon, and^ once becoming an integral and saucy Republicans. As soon as the 987,172, exclusive of specie.
part of the United States, our country' roar of her British Majesty is heard on
would then look out on the Pacific Ocean this continent the Eastern Whig press
by a front almost as broad as that of the At- es will not fail to reverberate the sound,
lantic. We ihould, by this acquisition, accompanied with a chrislain-like exortation Orleans recently, bound, it is said, for the
®dd to our present domain a space of Jhe for us not to provoke this terrific nation. I. upper country. Good! Let them come up
finest country thai is in existence, and the say Eastern Whig presses, for we believe to Iowa. They make most worthy and
Western Whig presses are not vet quite industrious citizens.
of Oregon, and California appended, we Wonder what Monsieur Guizot would neck soon.
should have a tract of country west of the gay, if the United States should declare for W. R. Elliot, who shot young Kendall,
Rooky Mountains, sufficiently large to a balance of power in Europe and enter has been discharged from custody, the
make as powerful a nation on that side of her protest against further acquisition in grand jury finding that the shot vyas madr
the mountains as there can be on this side. Africa? France and England jointly have in self-defence.
As to commerce, its advantages would be seen fit to interfere in the matters of the White population of Georgia, 458,169
greater and whoever shall see that coun- nations of the South American Continent, blacks, 316,156.
i ry two hundred years hence, if annexed to They have made common cause against
the United States, will see it as wealthy, the Argentine Republic, because this Re
and abounding in as large and flourishing1 public would not yield Ic the dictation of better fall in while the ark is moving,
cities as will be found on the Atlantic these two nstions. They have blockaded Hon. Wm. C. Preston has been elected
coast Let a communication once be tho-jthe ports of the Argentine nation and President of South Carolina College,
roughly established between the Pacific
and the Atlantic cities, and the former will came apparent that the Argentine Repub- in for Oregon a la Mr. Polk's message
outstrip the latter. For all our vessels lie wasbecoming too strong for the Empire Wish our neighbor of the Hawkeye would
which now do business in the East India of Brazil, the only monarchy on the Wes
taada, with China, and the immense islands tern Continent thus demonstrating to us
west of the Pacific coast, would have their these nations are determined Monarchies
ports of entry and clearance on the Pacific
and their freights wonld be brought thence States can look on a movement of this
by land to the Atlantic cities and States.— kind with a blind inactivity, and with
By this process, the western States, which' safety to herself, is a question which eve
now have to pay the higher price for all ry republican ought to ask himself imme
the producU of the eastern nation, such as
pd the like, would obtain the same
dbsoper than they could be obtain
'•d in the Atlantic cities, because they
wtpuld not have to ke brought so far.—
iPl prices would be reversed. Every ste
therefore, of this kind, is of immense inte
rest to the Western States. Let all awake
to the importance of this matter—make the
Government at Washington aware of our
wi«h, and they will upt fyj to our
wish is respected.
rule the world. Whether the United
diately and decide. For one, we say, no!
We have no further news of importance
from Congress. The mail did not come to
hand on Thursday night as it should have
done, consequently our last Washington
papers do uot reach further back than
December 15th. We are therefore ob
liged to disappoint our readers in not in
forming them of what is going on at the
eapitol of our great and glorious nation.
The most interesting matter up to our last
dates, was the debate on Gen Cass' reso
lutions. of which there is notice in another
part of this paper. The next newa from
Washington will be of importance, as it
will probably shadow forth more fully the
movings of that body. We will faithfully
lay before our readers every thing of in
terest that arises.
It is reported on good authority, that the
Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Co.,
has for soul and body one man only, and
that he has refused specie payments in
tending to swindle all those who deal in
his money. Let no man receive one par
ticle of this money.
An amendment has been offered to the
constitution of Missouti, in the convention
now setting, that no man shall be admitted
to any office of trust who does not believe
in a state of future rewards snd punish
ments. Shame on him who offered it} he
is 500 years behind the age.
Mr. Calhoun
votes of the
V y:
•e- .-
135 oat of 139
4 iZr
County Seal Plena.
We examined the other day, the newf
cheap, and beautiful seal press of Messrs.
Ebersol & Matthews, of this city, which jthe
is an invention peculiar to themselves.— question frequently propounded by every
The press is on the simplest plan, and may•on®
well without being fastened down, but may 'ia8
be set on a table or any convenient place
while in operation. The power is of the
lever order, and a good and permanent im_
pression can be made in one second. We
think it surpasses for despatch any other
press for similar purposes in the county.
It can be purchased at from 15 to 20 dol
lars. The several county officers of Iowa
particularly, would do well to i*v* pur
chase this press.
The State debt of Ohio ia now about
twenty millions of dollars.
The State debt of Missouri is between
two and three millions of dollars.
Caleb J. McNulty has been surrender
ed by his bail and is now in prison await
ing his trial. What a pity that spirits
should ruin such a splendid genius as
Jacob Copenhaver recovered twenty
thousand dollars of Sampson Pelton, in
Virginia, as damages for the seduction of
his daughter. Pelton was uncle to the
girl. He should have been compelled to
standou nothing and pmU Amp for one
In Salem, Mass. they are putting up a
mill which will run forty thousand spin
It is said that there ere two thousand
different languages spoken and read in the
The steamer "Deluge" from Louisville
on her trip to Nashville, was sunk on the
fifth of December in six feet water. There
were about 40 passengers on board, none
There was no election in New Hamp
shire, in John P. Hale's district at the last
trial. "Pick your flints and try again"
Mrs. Van Valkenburgh has been con
victed by the courts of New York, of
poisoning her husband to death. She is
to be hung on the twenty-fourth of this
Lord Cathcart is the new Governor of
1500 German emigrants arrived at New
James Barnero who murdered a man in
Philadelphia, in 1843, has recently been
arrested in Cincinnati. It is quite certain,
so lost to national pride and honor.
France continues to make her con
quests in Africa, not peaceably as we with
Texas, but by stealth of the meanest kind.' says a wag, he will try the strength of his
John Q. Adams is out and out for the
whole of Oregon. No use, every man had
is it all for? Simply because it be- I The Galena Gazette, whig paper, goes
do as much.
There is a man near Londenderry,
named William Willis, living with his
eighth wife. He is now in the first end
of his second hundred years.
The Galena JefTersonian pronounces the
message of Gov. Clarke, an "able, states
man-like, and dignified document." We
think you are right, Mr. Jeflfersonian.
The receipts of the Ohio Penitentiary
for last year, were $42,000, disburse
ments, $24,525, net income, $18,025.
The steamboats on the-lakes, the past
season, have cleared from ten to twenty
five thousand dollars each.
Josiah Quincy has been elected Mayor
of Boston.
The money market was hard in New
York at last dates.
Italy contains about 400 principal towns,
has 22,000,000 inhabitants, and 3000 pro
fessional singers.
A great fire occurred on the mill dam
near Boston recently. Damages $100,000,
$33,000 insurance. By reason of it 200
laborers were thrown out of employ. The
fire occurred in a nail factory.
The heirs of Kosciusko have commenced
suits for the recoveay of property to the
amount of $40,000. They have employed
Maj. Tochman, of New York, as their
the 22ult., the prairie about nine miles
north of Monticello, in Clark county, Mis
souri, was set on fire, and the wind being
high, the flames spread with great rapidi
ty* The family of Mr. KTLE, resides on
this prairie. On perceiving the rapid ap
proach of the flames, Mrs. KTLE,an old la
dy, the mother-in-law of the Hon. AMOS
KENDALL, accompanied by her son, en
deavored to save the fence surrounding the
"I J!"-
For the Gazette and Mtertiser.
What will the present Legislature do on
of State
Government? This is
be used almost any length of time without1 welfare of Iowa. The propriety of seek
getting out of repair. It weighs only 35 'D8 admission into the Union has heretofore
or 40 pounds, and can be used perfectly ,bcen
»°y interest in the future
a mere
question of time but now it
to be so. Every one de-
sires a State Government at the earliest
practicable moment. The vote for and
against a Convention settled this question
by a majority of thousands adversely to
our territorial dependence, and many re
cent occurrences have added additional
force to public opinion on this subject.—
The unprecedented immigration of the
present season, the abundant crops and fur
prices for produce, the entire removal of
the Sac and Fox Indians, throwing open a
vast and fertile region for settlement, the
the speedy anticipated purchase of the
lands of the Pottawatamies of the Missouri,
and the emigration of the Winnebagoes
from the Neutral Ground, the importance
of political influence in and out of Congress,
to aid improvements in our Territory of
the first necessity/and to effect a general
sale of lands in the mineral district, and
above all, the increasing desire of the
people to draw some benefit from the large
amount of lands set apart for educational
purposes in Iowa, have resolved nearly
every citizen to favor our early entrance
into the Union.
defeated. The first time,
ty lor crimination or recrimination
looked to a future Convention for their
instrument, and then they confidently ex-Li..
mine to present the Constitution again, it
could be voted on at the next Spring elec
tiens and, if ratified, forwarded to Con
gress immediately, for the action of that
body, which might doubtless be had, as an
adjournment will possibly not take place
before July.
Should the Legislature decline taking
the course hers suggested, another one is
left, which we think they ought to pursue.
Let them pass a law providing that an
election for delegates to a convention be
held in April next, that the delegates then
elected shall then convene during the en
suing summer, and that the Constitution
then adopted be presented for the ratifica
tion of the voters of the Territory at the
fall elections. If the Constitution is adopt
ed it could be laid before Congress and
acted on during their next session of the
winter of 1845-6. To this latter mode of
proceeding there cannot be any objection,
except on the ground of additional expense.
It is true, it would cost the Territory 20
or $30,000 but would satisfy the scruples
of those who cavil about the validity of a
Constitution emanating from any other as-
farm from impending destruction. "The
oldltdywu loon enveloMd ia th. flames.'
•nd Ih. «m, in endeavoring to her, I KgulaHy commuted con
perished with her. There were none-
groes on the premises.—^Missouri Repub- We have observed it suggested that the
session, providing for another expression
of popular opinion on the subject of hold
inga convention. This appears to us to be
an advance backwards and surely there
has been no indication of the public feeling
which would warrant such a proceeding.
The democratic party have again and again
spoke in favor of a State government the
whig Territorial Convention last summer
expressed a similar opinion and since the
last election all the Territorial newspapers
we have seen, of both political parties,
urge our speedy admission into the Union.
Where therefore is the necessity of again
proposing the same question to the people,
which they have already decided by a ma
jority of thousands? It would be worse
than useless to enact any such law, and
could be productive of nothing but delay.
We cannot believe that the people desire
to vote again on the subject of Convention.
They have passed upon that question, and
the only remaining one is, the mode by
which we may best assume the rights and
privileges of state sovereignty. We see
no reason why any of our citizens should
desire to remain longer the mere depend
ents of the General Government.
We repeat therefore, what will tle pres
ent Legislature do on the subject of state
government? "We pause for a reply."
Add to these facts, that time a subject of inquiry to the uniniated
FLORIDA is a State, TEXAS almost a State, why it is that the walls of the new Con
WtscoNsiN making strong efforts to throw gregational Church, which for more
off her present form of government, and than two years have been staring at us
Iowa is as well fitted for such a consum.
mation as either, in population and resour
ces, and we can conceive no possible rea
son why our present pupilage should be
preferred by any one. We do not believe
that it is, and repeat therefore that the
question of admission is not any longer a longsince paid their subscriptions aud the
question of time, but one as lo the most pro- balance, or at least a portion of them are
per and earliest mode of accomplishing the doubtless ready when called upon to do
desired object. It is true that a Constitu- likewise. It is also stated, I presume cor
don was presented to the people, and twice
were not acceptable to the citizens of the
Territory, and at the second election, be
cause a very general misunderstanding,
clearly because
the boundaries prescribed by Congress! butions, who'succecded in obtaining «v-1-lU
For At Gantti.
Mr. EDITOR:—It has been for a long
like the ruins of antiquity, are suffered to
remain in statu quo. It is well known
that an amount which was thought nearly
sufficient to complete the erection of the
church, was subscribed some years ago,
and that many of the subscribers have
eral hundred dollars in cash.
Both the parties—for and against the Con- attribute any neglect, or improper motives
stitution—ascribed its defeat to a number to the trustees, all of whom are known to
of causes, of the truth of which it is now he gentlemen of worth and probity and of Wednesday evening^ during the
needless to inquire. There is no necessi-! great energy in tha management of their
I the last summer to solicit further contri- ^e.el!| ®a,'Jened dial we could do so
It is therefore I think very justly a
matter of inquiry to the public why this
and we fear misrepresentation, on the same work has been so long suspended? Noth
suhject, was prevalent among the people.
is further from my intention than to
own affairs, but it seems to me that the
the past. The question is, what shsll the public and particularly these who havei As a partial result of these labors
Legislature do at present? paid their subscriptions, have aright to 446 garments have been made and distri
It would be insincere to conceal the! demand and expect some explanation of hmed, and were they, in all their variety.
fact, that among* those who voted for the the matter.
Constitution referred to, there were many
who, concurring in its general feature,, B«ll-R.aI C.lIi.lo..
were opposed to some of its details, and
,f e ,v
I At halt past 5 o clock on Wednesday
a serious
hey knew that the wants on the Boston and Albany Rail-Road, a
of a rapidly increasing population would short distance from Chester village, 21 invention, ever true to the teachings if
in a few years require an alteration in that Sp"n£tiekl. j1er frUgaj
future corrections which might be made 'if0 P,ec®8* foUr
.i i °n each train, (the post-office expres, and making these garments were not less tlr»n
and therefore cast their suffrages against baggage cars of the passenger train, and 412 yds. of cloth entirely new.
it. It is confidently believed and asserted two freight cars.) were also entirely de- At the commencement of the present
by those who have made themselves ac- I ®°lished.^ The greatest alarm and confu- year there were $9,00 in the Treasury
quainted with public opinion on the sub-
in the Constitution,"and its crudeness cor-1 thrown along the track, torn open and memberships, $10,00 by private contri
rected, a large majority would have been
found in favor of it at the August election
Death from a Fright.
The following extraordirtary circum
stance relafed by GallignanVs Paris Jlles
senger, well illustrates the danger of try
ing tricks upon the sensibility of imagina
Two young men, the Count de Brech
tenstein and Baron Lieftern, lately lived
together at Perth, in Hungary, on inti
mate terms. The former always boasted
of his intrepidity, and declared that noth
ing could frighten him. "What! not even
supernatural things?" said M. de Lieftern.
"Even less than others," said his friend,
"since they do not exist." The upshot of
the affair was, that a bet of one Hundred
ducats was made by M, de Lieltern that
should be able to terrify his friend. Four
months passed over and nothing was heard
of the wager, when one evening M. de
Lieftern persuaded his frieds valet to per
mit him to hide under his master's bed.—
He took care to draw the balls from a pair
of pistols that always hung at the head.—
M- de Brechtenstein returned home, as
usnal, and went to bed. As soon as he
had fallen asleep M. de Lieftern came
out from under the bed, threw a sheet
around him, and put on a mask represent
inga skull. He then drew the quilt to
awake his friend, who, on seeing the spec
tre, cried, "be off, and leave me quiet!"—
Seeing the figure still remained, he took
down one of the pistols and fired it at him.
M. de Lieftern then rolled on the bed one
the balls he had taken from the pistols.—
M. de Brechtenslein, who was sitting up,
on seeing this, fell back in the bed. His
friends ran forward to assure him that it
was all a trick, but M. de Brechtenstein
was dead—he had been struck with apop
lexy. M. de Lieftern immediately gave
himself into custody. The valet has
been arrested, and both will be tried in the
course of next month.
Annual REPORT of the "Burlington
Female Samaritan Society," for the
Year euding December 11th, 18ld.
In presenting the Second Annual Re
port of the Samaritan Society, we trust no
unjust expectations are raised in regard
to the amount of good it has accomplish
ed for this Society, like him whose name
it beats, goes on its way silent and unob
trueive. True, we are cheered by the
consciousness of having been often able
to soothe and heal—but oftener, as wc
have witnessed the blasting of bright
that an agent was sent east during prospects and fond hopes, have
an e
w'1'1 eePer
gref, th»t it
is ever ours to vay to the suffering and
destitute: *'Be ye wanned and clothed,"
while their deep wretchedness must go
unalleviated by our scanty resources.
Our Society numbers twenty one mem
bers but a small portion of whom, we
are sorry to say, have been regular attend
anis at our meeting-.
The Society held its meetings each
and once a fortnight in the spring and
s u e w i e e e i o n o a e w
durjng ,he sickly season.
arrayed before you—surely, temale inife
tra!n_WaS.C?l"in?11"'a"x near'y every
.the freight train going out (for Boston.) except shoes,
pected that some of its provisions would be They encountered each other, the latter friends of the
changed. Others who favored the Con- under full speed. by furnishing us with these last named
stitution generally, but were hostile to the "^he collision was frightful, both loco- articles—to the production of which, even
same provisions did not desire to await the !°otive8 [an
.v. i j. I every direction the mail bags and their of our last anniversary meeting. $12 60
ject, that if some changes had been made
otherwise damaged and the flour aud oth-j bution, $4 48 amounting lo $84 94—the
er commodities of the freight train thrown 1 ihe sum received by the society the cur*
it they will not take the responsibility of It was soon discovered that four per-. Graham of New York and another from
amending and correcting the Constitution, sons were seriously injured, though it is
and again present it for the consideration
°f the people? We do not see why a leg
islative body could not do this as well as
another convention. It it not important
whence the Constitution comes, as it re
ceives its life from the ratifying power of
the people. And in addition, the holding
of another Convention would burden Iowa
with a debt of twenty or thirty thousand
dollars. This added to her already exist
ing liabilities should and will be an argu
ment of great cogency with tax payers.
If the present Legislature should deter- aculous
hoped that but one was fatally hurt
That, was Patrick, fireman on the pass
enger train, whose leg was broken, his
shoulder dislocatad, and he was otherwise
injured. He has bcen on the road ever
since its opening, was industrious, reliable
and much respected. Little hopes of his
recovery was entertained.
James Russel, mail agent, leaped from
his car and was badly bruisad.
Samuel Dennis, ct Springfield, baggage
master, was taken from under the wreck
of the locomotives and cars, badly, but it
is believed not fatally hurt. His escape,
as well-as that of Russel, was almost inir-
The loss to the Rail-Road Company is
large, and to Thompson's express cousid
It is remarkable that not a single pass
enger was injured the intervening bag
gage and express cars (which were des
troyed) serving 110 doubt as a protection.
Mr. Witt, \vho returned from the scene
of the accident in the train to-day, about 1
o'clock P. M., informed us that the men
injured, as detailed above, are all doing
well, and it is not cxpected that any death
will result from the collision.
The two locomotives, which were near
ly new, are, it is estimated, damaged to
to the amount of $10,003.
SINGLE BALLOT.—Some genius de
posited the following at the late election in
the city of New York.
•'For the amendment of the Constitution
in ralation to the removal of Judicial offi
"For the removal of all officers, and the
appointment of new ones, from the body of
the people, every six months:
"For the division of property every
Saturday night—oftner if required:
"For making the dealing out of wine
behind the counter a legal tender for the
Banks, instead of specie:
"For the establishment of stated preach
ing, and the Bible in the schools, at all
places this side of Sandy Hill.
"If negroes shall be allowed to vote, I
am for straightening their hair, and white
washing their faces."
y&tsVJ *tit i* "a? 1
need no other tribute. Uu
der our auspices, shawls have been
manufactured, \thich though they migbt
not vie in splendor with some Persia i
specimens we have seen, would far sur
collision took place p3SS tlieiu in the warmth aud comfort they
fford. And indeed, this same hajp.
has supplied us with
necessary article of di
And in no way can the
—i Society aid us more tlun
other, smashing them' our ingenuity has as yet been found in
cars tvfo
adequate. Among the materials u»ed in
scattered in received by contribution 011 the evening
tents and the express packages were from the Christmas supper, $18 50 for
a friend in town we have also received
favors from our merchants in the dimin
ished prices of articles purchased by the
t'i'Z 50 have been appropriated to the
support of a charity school during live
months. And through the benevolence
ol oue, who teaches gratuitously, we are
enabled to continue the school 8 months.
Expended for clothing, fuel, dec., $44 2*2
books, $8.00 food, $2 37 amounting to
$77 09, the sum expended by the Society
the present year leaving in the treasurv
$7 85.
We must in justice say, that the suc
cess the Society has enjoyed during this,
as well as the last year, we attribute prin-'
cipally to the efficient and untiring effort*!
of its respected Presidents, and while wei
regret that o jr aid and co-operation has
been so feeble, we trust they may find in
their own experience, the full meaning of
the passage, "It is more blessed lo give'
than to receive." And were we to por
tray scenes of wretchedness we have wit I
nessed, it might open the heart wider snd
make it more tender and effectual in its
sympathies—scenes where poverty and
sickness combine, turning the house of
domestic cheerfulness, affection and hope
into solitude and gloom—or perhaps
where the inflictions of vice are lelt, and
all that made a husband or wife, a child
or brother precious, turned to worse than
uselessness. One family consisting of
four, who have shared largely in our sym
pathies, have shared still more largely in
that bitterness which the heart alone ean
know,—and with which the stranger can
not intermeddle. The mother, after lin
gering several weeks in destitution and
want, save the little assistance the Society
could render her, was consigned to her'
last resting place. And scarcely was the
turf hardened upon her grave, ere it was
again disturbed to receive the father, who
worn out by a similar scene of suffering,
now sleeps by her side leaving the child
ren lo tread alone a path which they have
early found to be a rough and troubled one.
We might mention many similar instan
ces, but do not wish to sadden your feel
ings, or force upon you painful remem
brances for to those who are st all con
x/'f, S.SAt'i 'u.
versant wuh the ehildrwrf32T.
ample, are nev,r wa„,ing to exeS
painful sympathies. And 0,.?!
when the cS"
and endearments which g.ther
own hearth
i.. .. our
own hearth stone*, keep ,h, T"
warm,let us not the s«flV,rin^eU,n,,
us. but msr o«r-T5
comes alone from obeying h-" iv
command Bear ye one another',
Respectfully submitted
Patriotism.-Sir RoberTw^.
ed to gain his own party a VouiijordH!
tinguished for his merit. He a^rdt,^
paid hnn a visit, and stated that he |K
been sent by the King to assure himrf
protect,on, and to signify hi,
displeasure that nothing had been done
him the minister at the same time oflerS
!him a lucrative place. «Sir R0ber,„
said the young lord, "before I
jour proposal, allow me to place r»v tua.
per be ore you." The servant at,he^
the minister, "do you think a man wK
contented with such a supper is
easily bought? Tell the KhJr wl,«t
have heard and seen.-thati,^^
swer I have to make to him."
0«e-Fy«f Soldiers.—Dr. Durbin fe fc.
"Observations the E,»st!?
ed mentions that in some^m of W
to avoid the conscriptions of Mehem.t AH
the women have been in the hal.it, for
years back, of maiming their children so
as to unfit them for military service. The
destroying of one eve was a common on*,
ration. But the Pacha has taken an ef.
feclual way to put an end to this cruelty
by formitio two regiments of one-eyed soil
diers. The evil is suiU to be already amch
Some foreigner makes the following nil.
ful remarks:—
"An American spits from his cradle to
his grave at the board of his friend, at the
feet of his mistress: at the drawing room
of his President, at the altar of his God he
sallivntes for three score y*ar3 and ten
and when the glands of his plate can se
crete no longer, he spits forth his spirit,
and is gathered to his fathers to spit no
A Miss Conklirr lately recovered a vtr*
diet of forty thousand dollars Against Ad
dison Hill for a breach of inarri.ige prom
ise. The cause was tried in Westchester
county, New York, and is the largest ver
dict of the kind we have any recollection
of ever seeing recorded.—AU. TtUgraph
The grossest tyranny that ever entered
into the hutn )n imagination, is that of a
parent compelling a daughter to marry a
man she cannot endure.
REMAINING in the Post Office, Fair
field, Jefferson county, on the 31st
day of December 1845.
Augden Andrew
Austin Sosepli 2
Brown Allis 2
Burgh Clifton
Ballard Win
Brow nan David
Bind Iliram
Brown Aeal
Baens Wm
Barker Klias
Bui lord Wm
Hurnet James
Brown Wm
Brown Wm A
Bunis Miles
Bell Philander
Beuomen Abraham
Brass John
Bowman Peter
Chetie Nelson
Crawford Samuel
Johnson Ann Miss 2
Johnson Wm S
James John
James Sarah
Kness Henry
Kyle Jacob
Kyle Chas
Kirkp.itrick Jas 8
Kness Henry D2
Lee Nicholas
McCall Henay
'Maggord David
Mac kmostes ii
McCoy Jas
Martin A
Mahcfl y Sit ml
Moore Uaoc S
McCnlloch Robt
filler Saml
McCircle Josefib
BTetZitcr Fred 2
BIcVcy Benj
MoYey Mary Mft
Mitchell Y
Motage Henry
K e w man Ei 1 och
I inkeslon
Fhebus John
I'ricst Erckiel
Peters John
Patterson Jas A
Page Saml
Rowland Geo®
Rice Jas 2
Rubers E Mis|^l
Run.ilil- E«h
Robinson John
ShafTer Michael 2
Smith Augustus
Smothers Nathsn 2
Slew Ainon
J£co\rlI K
Smith Lucinda Mrs
Shaffer Solotnafcfti
Spurlock Johtl
Sullivan John
Stuart John
Shoemsk Jacob
StonclraLer S
Scott Jesse
Sum) John
Cuttles Collins
Crook ham
Cutlcirth Jery
Cheek Willis
Cracker Thomas
Channtr Jas
Collins Elijah
Cockerhan TltoS
Doane Kphiran
David W 2
Davis Mary Mft
Doughty W
Davis John
Dotigheity Richard
Depew Wesley
Frederic Jacob
Fore Jacob K
Frasic Miss
Franklin W in
Giihane John
Ciblis Geo
Gibbs Andrew
Gcmmell Wm
Gulliher Sames
Geddes Saml
Goode Isaac
Graham or Murray
Sears David
Good Saml Slree AlevandMRHI
Harbour Randolph RTaylor SauU ~"X
Harrison Hugh Teas
Fairfield, Dec. 31,1845.
il ay mon John Thompsen Jas
Hurst John Thompson Wm
Hatfman Henry Tinsley Clay bourn 6
Hollingsworth HenryThomas Jss
Harness S Turner
Harris Reuben Taylor Wm
Hodge hitson S
Hauipson Geo Ijjr eek Henry 2
Harrow Saml Wright Mary
Heeler Saml lVhitlock Joht
Humphrey W iley Abner
Hill Abner iVhitmor Levi
Jones John fVickerham
Jones Sarah Wallingsl'ord S»ml
Junkins John Walker Eliza
Junkins Wallar Jacob
Jones Thos Loomis Hannah.
Persons calling for any of the above let^
ters will mention they are advertised-—
Two cents will be added lor sdveitising by
the late law.
N. B. Speniah Qquarters are reoeiv
able for twenty cents only in payment for
postage at this office.
£. S. GAGE, P. M.

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