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*r##f#m it a slut* y/ €mnxette. By Edmund P. Hunter.J MART1NSBURG, (VA.) THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1834. [Vol. XXXV—No. X. f%E aAZZTTIl^ TnypIyJPKBHUJUt Y 24. 1834. ^^7ing-8 correspondence ' dd friend, Mr. Dwight, of the Ntv> York ' ■ J Daily Advertiser. Washington, January 31, 1834. Ia,d the Gineral have had a good many talks Lf Niekrcmaney and financy. ever since . J him that game of Mr. V an Huron s with «. and balls; and every day after break . »e talk am) practise a spell. 1 he Gineral " ... come Major, now let s suppose this ’js «ich a Bank, and this lump of Sugar V , denosite in that; and then sich a cup is sich ■TV jjjd iliat are sasser is sieh a Hank; and so ™ on till wc turn bottom up all the cups and ' the Table, and take nigh upon half the ’ of Sugar out of the Sugar dish; and then T to moving, and sliding, and playing hocus ’ and the Gineral frits* so tickled at it (now l',ititling toknow the game,) that I am peaki .:,;rd he'll forgit there is danger in it; and t. Van Huron lias been tellin him “the Gov t„ ni" can’t hold together noway unless this men kept up. ' f),P nows of the great mcetin at Tammany H im list got here by express; and honest t' i and Mr. Van Buren, and a hull raft of our „sscorac right in, rnymost out of breath, to - about the “glory ” 'on’t to the Gineral; and toil the Gineral that if ony 100 folks go to j are Hall, there is more dependence to he r. in their resolutions, than in any other resolu jm, no matter if all the rest of that big city nn to Y.ii. The Gineral can’t contradict this, cause, a' he says, Mr. Van Buren knows more wat fork State than all the rest of creation. I n tellin the Gineral, what Zekel Bigelow ii'ilmc, in his letter about the vote of the I,e isiitsr of York State, consarnin the removal of itdcposites, ami consarnin the Bank—that the stelection in York State was no guide on this ,ttrr- tliat the Clay Party, and the hull oppo party to us, didn’t do nothin, hut kept ym among themselves, “give ’em rope,” Bike no opposition,’ and in many places we had nil our own way; and that the ony (ightiu was in; our own folks; and in some places, we .jy plagy nigh beatin ourselves. But if the lotion was to go over now, the people wouldn’t left a critur in that State who voted in'favor of hr resolutions. The Gineral says he don’t he mp it; and that Zekel is wrong; and that Mr. Wright, in the Senate, says as much—and ‘you mPl make I fright wrong, Major,’ says the Yinral, (thcGincral is plagy witty sometimes,) rill «avs 1 Gineral, what do you think of them nemnrisl* and petitions cumin on here from New fork? There is names enuf there, says I, to arry any election agin us.—Yes, says the Gin ml, there ia good many on ’em sure enuf; but lister Van Buren says that one rale Tammany lan is worth a thousand on cm; and lie lias writ pn on to git up a petition in old Tammany; and hen you’ll see Major liow the cat will jump.— tur folks there have got somethin to lose, if they lon’t work sharp. The opposition folks havent no offices to lose; and they' know they haint pt no chance for any vacancies when there is By, Vmv our folks have; and that makes them irLtty keen. Well, says 1, there is somethin in lhat Gineral; but, says I, suppose a mcetin of Mechanics and Jmud-holders, Merchants and traders, and all kind of folks who dont git tlieir liven out of offices, but work for it in trades of ill kinds, and who have got families to support 'd)^ who love the laws, and say they must he •waited; suppose, says 1, they call a meeting n.Vew York, and instead of mectin at night in a irem all lighted up, and with picters at the sindows, should all come together at noon day a the Park there, in the front of the City Hall, there 1 and you shook hands with so many folks astsummer, and should pass resolutions, tellin la they believ’d wc was wrong in havin any king to do with talcing the public money—that t belong’d to Congress only to manage such kings for them—and that it was owin to this hat confidence and credit is destroy’d, and they ire sufTcrin—how then says l; Well, says the Hitlers), until the people do that, it aintmy fault Hajnr in believing that they think we are doin ust right. But, says 1, suppose they do so, and 'ighupon all the city goes there? Then Major, ays the Gineral, 1 reckon it would stump us— ut 1 suppose if we call in Mr. Van Buren he an show us with the cups and balls how to play iem. Well, says I, lie may; hut I guess it ouhlslump him to a trifle.’ * * * * * * The Major goes on to show the Gineral the atu e and hearing of the great question, and ifts ii down.’ as he says, ‘till he reaches the ■ ;ir corn;’ and shows pretty conclusively to all, h i do not happen to see through a pair of *Glo fication Specks,’ that the whole question of dis ite between Mr. Van Buren’s banking policy, d that of the friends of a sound currency, is abraced in this simple view. Mr. Van Buren wants to establish a system of aking, directly and indirectly connected with State and General Governments, and under ,. control of political power, and the Major is cad agin that plan,’ in all its hearings—and me of his reasons are as follows. ‘People who have got money never will con ■nt to let politicians manage it for ’em, because i*v know from natur, anti all creation has shown . that as soon as politicians git bold of other ilka’ money, they sift it round plagy ginerous, ■t to git into olfico; and then to keep them rives in office, (lout care what it costs, provided brv pay away money that dont belong to them. The Major closes his letter by telling us that ic has agreed to draw up a charter for a Bank ‘ I which the Gineral says lie’ll look well into, lut the Major says, unless the people persevere md tell Congress, and the Gineral too, that a hangemust he made in the course of the presenl dministration, ev’ry thing will go to ruin. He an’t do much more than he haB; and that he ‘mat a I Mil tuke his ax and snap'sack, and go t rest ) thr people don’t back him.’ P. S.-I got your letter, which you tied fas' a Patent Metallic Hone and Strap for liazors vhicli was handed to you to send to me by tin naker and patentee, Mr M Pomeroy, '6 Wallingford, Conn.; and who tells me in hi ’tter, that he hopes I’ll accept on’t as a presen 'dll him. If 1 warnt so busy, I’d write him i •’tter of thanks. But jist to save postage, if you •aper goes to Wallingford, send him one con auiing this letter. Its as complete a strap a rou ever see; and as soon as it was known abou '•■re that 1 had received it, nigh upon all ou folks have been gendin to liorrow it. Some o1 em wont be the worse for the use on’t, for ther tie a good many here who keep aliout ‘half shav d,' all the while; and I tell ’em if they its ibis strap. I’ll warrant their razors willcut with it 'vliiskcy. Yours, &e. .1. DOWNING, Major, Downingville Militia, 2d Brigade. VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE. Cn motion of Mr. Ball, it was Kaolvtdi unanimously* by the (leneral Ai 'embly of Virginia, that the Governor be, and h •* hereby requested to present to Roger Jones, citizen of Virginia, now a Colonel of the army 1 the United States, a sword, with suitable de\ cc*. in testimony of the high sense entertain* by the Legislature of this Commonwealth, of n -tlltntry and good conduct in the battles of Chi] | pew a, Niagara and Fort Erie, ami of his patriotic services generally, during the late war with Great Britain. Resolved, unanimously, by the General As sembly of \ irginia, That the Governor Ik* and lie is hereby requested to present toThos. Ap Cates - by Jones, a citizen of V irginia, now a Captain in j the Navy of the l nited States, a sword, witli ^ suitable devices, in testimony of the high sense I entertained by the legislature of this Common- j wealth, of his patriotic services during the late war with Great Britain—and more particularly 1 for the gallantry and good conduct he displayed i in the capture of the pirates of Barataria on the 1 16th of September, I'M 4, and in the defence of the ! gun-boats under his command, near New Orleans, | when attacked by an overwhelming force detaeh- j ed from Admiral Cochrane's licet, on the 14th of December, 1814. Mr. Hall addressed the House at considerable length * support of these resolutions, and gave an animated detail of the services and merits of j the two officers alluded to. He also read testi monials of their valor, and details of their achivc incnts, from various public documents. After some brief explanations between Messrs. , Stevenson and Ball, tlie resolutions were adopted j unanimously. Mr. Collins said, that these resolutions having been adopted, be could not hut deem it his duty | to present another of a similar nature; he there fore moved the following: Resolved, unanimously, by the General As sembly of Virginia, That the Governor procure a sword ornamented with devices, emblematical of the brilliant victory obtained on Lake Eric by the Naval Forces of the United States, tinder the command of Commodore Perry, over those of j Great Britain, under the command of Captain Barclay, and present the? same to Hugh Nelson j Page, in the name of the General Assembly, as a tribute of its high approbation of the valor dis | played by him on that occasion. This resolution was also agreed to, unani mously. You will have seen in the newspapers a sketch of the debate in tin' House on Monday respecting a bridge across the Potomac. This is un inte resting subject, and hut little understood. By an act of Congress the President was authorized to make a contract, for building a bridge, according to a model or plan which had been prepared by a scientific engineer. Proposals for erecting this bridge were advertised, and several bids made. The lowest w as accepted; hut the bidder w as unable to give the required security. The next lowest bidder proposed a different plan for the bridge, and offered to erect it after his own mo del, for the sum of one million Ihne hundred and fif ty thousand dollars. The President determin ed to alter the plan, and to make the contract ac cordingly. He was remonstrated with, llere plied—“/ take the responsibility/”—The con tractor was ordered to proceed with the work. Large expenditures were made. The govern ment engineers expressed their opinions, cau tiously, that it would require millions of dollars to build and render it secure, on the proposed model. At length the Secretary of the Treasury ' sent for Mr. Baldwin, whose talents iu that line are well known, and who is employed by go vernment in the erection of the dry docks. He was required to give his opinion in writing. He has done so at great length aud in detail. lie pronounces the whole scheme impracticable.— lie thinks, however, that if the work is stopped, and the project abandoned, the loss will not ex ceed two or three hundred thousand dollars. His opinion has had no influence upon General Jackson. Congress will not make an appropria tion of money to be thus squandered away. But that avails nothing. The President has posses sion of the public funds, and will use them as he thinks proper. Thus, you see, all power seems to he concentrated in the Executive. The pro digality, however, of the General Post Office and other Departments, with the building of this bridge, will empty the “pet banks,” and the de ficiency in the revenue wTill secure us against the accumulation of a surplus.—Spy in li'ashington. A change of times.— When the Bank of the United States was the receptacle of the |Mihlic revenue, it was both willing and able to accom modate the Government with the loan of a mil lion or more of dollars, as the occasion might re- j quire. Now, the public treasure is employed in ! keeping up the Banks of Depositc, and, some of them at least, would sink hut for this unr .thori zed support. What, at this moment, sustains the Bank of the Metropolis? Mr. Taney can fell. Nut. Gaz. I Inconsistency.—The Hank Commissioners re commend an increase of the capital of onr exist ing local Hanks, rather than ihe incorporation of i new ones. The reason is, that the former un , derstand the wants and resources of their custo ! rners and the community. | Now this is the very reason why the United States Hank should be rechartered rather than a new one. If the reasoning is good as to a local Hank, it applies with ten fold effect in regard to j a national Hunk..—Albany IhiilyAdv. A correspondent of the Haltimore Chronicle gives the following on dils current at Washing ton on the 12th instant. Itives to take Taney’s place in the treasury. Taney to go to Russia. Me I,am- and Cass to resign unless Amos Kendall will resign. Mrs. Harry and family have left Washington for Haltimore, and thence to the west; Harry will resign and follow them. | It is stated in a New York paper, upon the authority of a letter from Washington, that Mr. McLane, the secretary of state, lias sent in his resignation to the president. | fmjorlanl Rumour.—It was rumoured in this city (says Bicknell’s Reporter of Tuesday last) on Saturday last, that at a meeting of the direct 1 ors of the Girard Hank, recently held, a resolu t ion was adopted, asking the government to rc I lease them from the contract concerning the pub lic deposites. The lime is coming'.—The signs of the times are becoming of more and more portentous im port. The last intelligence from Washington is of the most discouraging character—every hope of a compromise is demolished. The adminis tration neither propose nor intend any remedy lor the suffering and distress of the country. If so, the die is cast—the whole industry of the j country is to be paralyzed—its commerce to he I broken up, and distress carried into the bosom of | every family connected with mercantile, inanu factoring and mechanic pursuits, j Will the nation submit to have the whole finan ■ cial opr rations of the government carried on by i j a secretary of the treasury, who, dependent from hour to hour on the president, yet asserts his en ! t ire independence ef congress to control the pub ■ lie moneys, through the medium of the state banks, which he may select and dismiss at plea . sure, — 'l\oy Press. r The lantruage of discontent, in several parts of i the country, is beginning to assume a degree^ ol ■ violence which, we trust, means—as it generally ■ does—much less than it expresses. At the meet - * ing in the Capitol at Richmond, on Monday last, - one of the speaker*, Col. Peter F. Smith, said that there were but two alternatives in the pre sent state of things—one “was such as had in all ages been resorted to by brave men when driver to extremity of suffering. It was simply to stand by their arms.” The speech is said to have beer received with “a burst of applause from gallery hall and lobby.”—Balt. Gas. >f The citizens of Brooklyn have pre j sented Commodore Chaunccy with f is pair of elegant silver pitchers,as amarV >- of their esteem and respect. Manual Labor College.—South Han over, Indiana.—It is scarcely possible to keep pace with our spirit of improve ment and enterprise, which does not creep sloth-like or in a retrograde movement, ns in old countries, but flies almost with eagle’s wings, and with a celerity proportioned to the immense extent of territory in which it is occu pied. Within a few years past, as we learn from the Newcastle [K\\] Ad vertiser, the beautiful town named at the head of this article has sprung up almost as by magic, upon an elevated plateau, in the midst of the dense pri meval forests that line the banks of the Ohio. Already it counts a thriving population of 400, and has a three sto ry spacious college edifice, with 100 pupils, who are not only taught the higher branches, but also the useful, athletic and manual employments of agriculture and the mechanic arts, on a farm of 150 acres, belonging to the corporation, and in the workshops for carpentry, coopering, wagon and chair making, attached to the edifice. This is as it should be, and we rejoice to see the manual labor system in practical operation ns an essential part of educa tion. It is the best kind of gymnastics, ns it gives us a knowledge of arts that may be eminently useful to us in after life, and which never can be thought to have any discredit attached to them, where the whole of our population arc and ought to be, by the very democra cy of our institutions, laborious and in dustrious. In the institution of South Hanover, the students, we are gratified to learn, take a pride in these occupa tions. Of what incalculable advantage also, arc they, to give health and ro bustness to the body, and to counteract the pernicious tendency of too sedenta ry or close an application to books. We are also of opinion, with the cele brated Dugald Stewart, that the more steadily and uniformly all the faculties, both of body and mind, are brought into exercise, the more certainly is each likely to reach to maturity, by the principle of mutual co-opcration. An American citizen should bo so cd ucated as to be capable of turning his hand to any thing—mechanical, milita ry and professional employments, or atfairs of state, as chance or circum stances may direct.—N. Y. Ev. Star. We are sorry to learn, says the N. Orleans Advertiser, that the small pox is now in this city. It has been intro duced hero with the late importations of slaves from the south. The city council liavo placed fivo hundred dol lars at the disposition of the Mayor for the purchase and distribution of vaccine matter. The subject of conferring the de gree ofLLD. on Gen. Jackson, which has been several days debated by the Board of Overseers of Harvard Uni vcrsity, is indefinitely postponed. Alex. Gaz. A correspondent of a New York pa per states, that there are in that city no less than three thousand and forty eight licensed dealers in ardent spirits, or one grog shop for every seventy persons, including men, women and children.—lb. Daily Mortality of the human rare.— The annexed extract from a work re cently published in England, by a Layman, on the “State of the Depart ed Soul,” taken in connexion with the sensation produced by the recent sud den death of Mr. Bouldin, of Virginia, on the floor of the House of Represcn I tatives, exemplifies anew the truth of the remark, that individual instances affect the imagination much more deep ly than general truths. The death of this one legislator, under the circum stances in which it occurred, startle the mind more than the fact that nine ty.one thousand beings, like him, perish daily. From a late work on the State of the Departed Son). “The life of man, on an average, is little more than 80 years, and as there are one thousand millions of human beings on the face of the earth, (ac cording to the latest estimate,) it will be found that 91,324 of our own race die ever day. Every hour which goes over our heads, about 3,800 immortal souls go out of this tvorld; and as the population of the earth is on the in crease, a greater number come into it, to inhabit mortal bodies in their room —a consideration which should show the necessity of preparation for yield in" our places to others, and for join ing the invisible flight of spirits which are continually leaving the earth; for no one can tell, but that the next mo ment, his soul may be called on to be come one of the number.” While in the act of penning the a hove paragraph, respecting the morta lity of man, we learnt the particulars of the fearful and sudden death of the son of Dr. Stevens, whose name ap. ' peared yesterday under the obituary i head. Ik: was shout 18 years of age, of j high excellence and promise, of unusu al acquirements, and with a mind ma tured beyond his venra. His fine dis position, and exemplary conduct, cn | deared him to a large circle of family connections; and a parent’s heart was looking forward with such hopes as parents only can appreciate, to the fu ture career of this only son—when the i bolt, “with a swiftness that left nosha i dow,” fell upon his youthful bead, and it was at once bowed in death. After attending the medical lectures in the afternoon of Thursday, ami pur ■ suing his studies till about 11 o’clock, in his usual spirits and health, he re tired to rest. Ho was found next morn ing in his bed, lying in a perfectly cosy and natural position, without an ex pression of pain on his countenance, or the slightest indication of any struggle having occurred—dead—stono cold dead! Some unsuspected alfection of the heart probably, which at once arrested the circulation, caused so sudden, so awful, so calm a death. JV. F. Ame. AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY. The late Annual Meeting of this So ciety at the Capitol in Washington, on motion of Gkkiiit Smith, Esq. of the State of New York, entered into n resolution to ask from tho benevolent friends of the great object which they have in view, a subscription to its funds of Fifty Thousand Dollars, payable in five equal animal instalments, and the mover generously entered his name for one-tenth of the amount. Several other gentlemen also subscribed $1000, $500, $250, $100, and smaller sums. It being a condition of this subscrip-, tion, that, to he binding, the whole a mount shall he subscribed within sixty days, (viz: on or before the 20th of March, the Managers of the Society most earnestly and respectfully call upon the friends of this institution, throughout the United States to unite with Mr. Smith, and the other liberal philanthropists, who have followed his example, in raising tho proposed a mount within the time mentioned, as I this addition to their funds is necessary i to enable tho Society to meet its en 1 gagemonts, and to carry on its opera tions with tli# desired eil'ect. i Subscriptions will be received by J. I Gales, Son. Treasurer of the Society, or by R. R. GURLEY, Scc’ty . Washington, Feb. 0, 1834. G^rEditors friendly to the views of the Colonization Society, are request ed to give this notice, n few insertions. , Portable Milk.—The last number of the Mechanic’s Magazine contains the following: M. Dorchofl', the Russian chemist, who some time since discovered the process of making starch into sugar, has lately made several exjicrimcnts upon milk, the result of which he has arrived at is curious. He is said to have found a mode of keeping milk for use, for any definite space of time.— The process of preserving is this: He caused new milk to be evaporated over a slow fire, until it is reduced to pow der. The powder is then put into a bottle, which is hermetically sealed. When the milk is wanted for use, it is only necessary to dissolve some ot the powder in a suitable quantity of water, and the mixture so dissolved will have all the qualities as well as the taste of j milk. The last Virginia Legislature ap propriated 818,000 to carry free blacks to Liberia. The Fredericksburg Arena says: “Not a dollar of it, to the best of our information, has 1>ef'n drawn: the boon being perfectly neutralized—con verted into a mere mockery—by re striding it to such as were free at the passing of the Act. Slaves enough would have been given up by their masters—and gladly given up—to ab sorb the whole: not a single free per son has offered himself for emigration at the charge of this fund. f lie 818, 1 000 lie untouched in the 1 rensury. An equal sum for the present year, and the next we presume, will do likewise.” Rewarded Merit.—'There was once a poor man a shoemaker named Gide on Lee, who went from house to house with his kit on his hack, to make and mend shoes for his more wealthy neigh bors, to obtain a livelihood. He is now immensely rich, and at this time holds the high and honorable office of the Mayor of the city of New ^ ^ ork, the largest city in the l nited States. b 1 Phil. Intel!. The excitement in l pper Canada, against the Provincial Assembly, for their arbitrary course towards Mr. Mackenzie, continues to increase, and the Assembly remains obstinate. Since his last expulsion, on the same ground of objection ns the four preceding, eve. | ry motion favorable to his right to a seat has been voted down.—Some of the people of his district,—the County of \ ork,—indignant at this persevering exclusion of their representative, have copied some of the temper of the En glish on the Reform Question, and de termined to pay no taxes. Halt. Amer. From the Portsmouth, JV. II. Journal. V am k of Labor.—There is a man in the town of Lime, in this Stale, who has been blind for several years. Af. ter he was visited with this calamity, he was not n little at a loss to devise means for sustenance. He soon how ever, directed his attention to the man ufacturo of pegs from maple wood used by' boot and shoemakers. For this purpose he procured the necessary' ap paratus and set himself to work. He purchased a small maple tree, for which hegavo about seventy.five cents, converted it into pegs, which he sent to various shoe manufactories in the ad jacent towns, and realized, ns the nvnils of his labor on this tree, a sum amount ing to nl)out seventy -five dollars. En couraged by these efforts, he has con tinned to prosecuto the business for several years, realizing from seventy five to a hundred dollars on each tree which he worked up. He has built him a house—got married—and is now w hat people term fore-handed. Medical Testimony.—Physicians and surgeons nre often placed under heavy responsibility, by being called ns wit nesses in eases of life and death. This responsibility they undoubtedly feel, anil their testimony is consequently given with that solemn and serious con viction of its entire truth, which should rest on tiro mind of every man who holds the life of a fellow being at his disposal. A remarkable instance of the consequences of a physician’s testi mony occurred in 1830. At the execution of Francis J. Knapp, for the murder of Mr. White, at Sa lem, Dr. Halo of this city was present, to observe the phenomena attendant upon strangulation. There had been a trial in Connecticut, of a man nccus ed of the murder of his wife by stran gulation. Ho was proved guilty, and sentenced to be hung. I)r. Todd, of Hartford, testified, that in all cases of strangulation the tongue was protrud ed, and there wasfoaming at the mouth. As these effects were not produced in the case of the murder, the Legislature suspended the execution of the accused for n time. Dr. Hale went to Connec ticut to testify that none of these cf fects were observable at the execution of Knnpp, and, on this testimony, the sentence of the condemned man was no longer suspended, and lie was hung. Host. Transcript. Dutiful Widow.—The clerk of a large parish not five miles from IlritJge north, Salop, perceived a female cross ing a church yard iii a widow’s garb, with a watering can nnd bundle, had the curiosity to follow her, and he dis covered her to be Mrs. - whose husband had not been long interred. The following conversation took plnce: “Ah, Mrs.-, what aro you going to do with your watering can?” “Why, Mr. P—, I have begged a few hay seeds, which I have in my bundle, and am going to sow them upon my poor husband’s grave, and have brought a little water with me to make them spring.” The clerk replied: “You have no occasion to do that, as the grass will soon grow upon it.” “Ah! Mr. P—, that may be; but do you know my poor husband, who now lies here, made me promise him on his deatli bed, I would never marry till the grass had grown over his grave, and having a good of fer made me, I dunna wish to break my word, or be kept as I am.” * Itoringfor Wheat.—This is certain ly an age of wonders. We have fre quently heard of boring for water, but never till recently, of boring for wheat. Two persons (father and son) lately suceoded in obtaining two barrels of wheat by boring with a common augur through the floor ofMr. Hill’s granary in Parma—it being edevated a little a bove the earth. They are now reap. 7/jgthc reward oftheir ingenuity in the county jail at Rochester.—Roch. Rep. From the United Stales (lazette. A Bcu Chase.—Yesterday after noon between five and six o’clock, the sober inhahitantsofChesnut-street were startled with a general outcry of “clear the road”—“there he comes”—and on looking, sure enough he did come. A bull or an ox, about three years old, had taken upon himself the responsi bility of promenading Chesnut-strcet without an attendant, nnd lie made clear work of it as far as he went. Near Fifth-street the cloak of a gen tleman, blowing out into the wind, at 'r *■ traded the attention of the animal, and he flew at it with a singular grace.—— The owner slipped the (asteniqgk, and left the garment. After a single toss of tho affair the hull pursued his way downward, but was soon attracted by the comely appearance of a black man breaking coal. Tho beast rushed in upon the heap, making a glorious clat tering with his hoofs. Tho regular coal breaker, however, not relishing a partnership in his business, dropped bis hammer and withdrew from the con cern. By this time, the shouting of the citizens had infused a new fire into tho veins of tho bull, and ho took up his line of march at a rapid gato. Hur rah, shouted tho boys—“there ho comes,” said a woman—and on went the bull, bellowing like a roaring lion, peeling it down the street like a streak of lightning, his tail cocked right into tho air like a (lag stall*, and his head flying about like a politicians’s looking for the strongest side. Arrived at the brow of the bill at 1’rent.street, bis [coming was discovered by the numer ous persons on board the steam boat ut [Chesnut-street wharf. “Whnt’s that?” shouted one. “It’s the veto,” replied another. “Stop him!” they all shouted; and they formed a bold front, to keep such an invasion from the deck of the steam boat. Meantimo the nnima! came down the hill with n marvellous velocity—wheel barrows and handbarrows were scat tered like dust from his path—nothing obstructed bis course—away ho went at lull s]>ocd, over ropes and hawsers, stretched along to fasten the steamboat —high ubovo every let and hindrance, he cleared tho whole at a single leap, and struck the Delaware, sixteen feet from tho wharf. Landsmen and wa termon, fishermen and butchers, then betook themselves to the boats to catch the handsome beast—Jovo himself nev. cr took a more beautiful form,—but all exertions wore fruitless. On he went, master alike of his own pathway, in the water as on tho land. He directed his course for Smith’s Island, and land ed safe, where at tho last report he was setting up bis rest— “Lord of the fowl and tho brute.” Wiman.—As tho dew lies longest and produces most fertility in the shade, so woman, in the deep shade of domes tic retirement, sheds nround her path richer and more permanent blessings than man, who is more exposed to tho glare and observation of public life.— Thus the bumble and retired often yield more valuable benefits to society, than the noisy and bustling satellites of earth, whoso very light ofunconccaled enjoy ment deteriorates and parches up the | moral soil it flowsovcr. Extract qf a letter to the Editor of the NeuJ York Courier, dated ItAl-TlMOUE, Fe«. 15. “The Inst of tho Romans”—“the Hero of two wars” and more revolu tions than you can count in an hour— “tho two greatest and the best”—“the sainted Jackson,” and the Idol of tho People”—is most assuredly going mad! Yes, stark, staring mad! He sweurs like a Trooper whenever the subject of the Hank is introduced, and has finally prohibited any of those about him to allude to the institution, except Van Boren nnd Major Donklubon. You have no doubt been apprised of the insulting manner in which he treat ed your Committee of Mechanics. Our Delegation suffered nearly the same fate. Tho Chairman, a thorough go ing political friend, very respectfully assured him the distress was excessive ly severe—his answer was—“1 know better—it is confined to the Brokers and VVall street.”—lie then said it wus extending itself to the country, and that he had just returned from Tennes see, where it was felt and admitted by all Parties;—to which the Old Hero replied—“It is false. I know better than that. I receive daily letters from all parts of the country, nnd it is false that any distress is felt there. I tell you again, Sir, it is false—the distress is confined to Brokers and Specula tors”!! I need scarcely add, that every Mem ber of this Committee, who were his friends, have now arrayed themselves against his administration. But what are we coming to, when tho People and their Delegates arc thus treated? Docs it not call for prompt and decided action by the House of Representa tives? Mr. McLanf. has resigned his situ ation of Secretary of State, and return ed to Delaware. General Cass must follow, and the President will scarcely find reputable men to take their places. What a melancholy reflection for eve ry man who loves his country! 0^7”Gen. Jackson is reported to have received a letter from Cobbott, urging him to persist in his hostility to the Rank.—Rich. Whig.