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THE GAZETTE:
By EDGAR SNOWDEN.
Terms.
Daily paper - - - - $8 per annum.
Country paper - - - 5 per annum.
The ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE for the coun
try is printed on Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday.
All advertisements appear in both papers, anti
are inserted at the usual rates. _
[for THE ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE.]
The Ringlet—the Miniature—and the Rose-hud.
There’s not a diamond of the earth,
However brilliant in its glare,
Could tempt from me, with all its worth,
This little boon—thy lock of hair.
There’s not beneath the Persian sea,
A pearl so beaming in its light,
Could give such thrilling ecstacy
As thy dear image to my sight.
There’s not a fragrance breath’d in air,
Tho’ round an Houri’s lips it play,
With this deaf rose-bud can compare,
The spicy spoil of blooming May.
A rose-bud from her lily hand,
A tress that deck’d her snowy brow,
A miniature too bright—too bland,
And better yet the plighted vow.

These are the gifts my lady gave,—
And can ye match them, paltry things—
Ye gems of land and pearls of wave,
And fragrance from an Houri’s wings?
To glittering heaps the serf may kneel,
The shrine becomes the stooping thrall;
But souls that nobly think and feel,
Rank woman’s love before them all.
Charles Co.. Md.. March 7. 1S34.
Fraudulent Memorial.—Much has been said
about the memorial presented by the Hon. J. B.
Sutherland, of the first district, to Congress
which memorial, he stated, bore the names of
4000 citizens of the third district. Colonel Wat
mou^h, who represents that district, startled at
such\n exhibition from his constituents, hinted
at fraud An examination of the list shows,
that, instead of four thousand, the paper bore
only fifteen hundred names—poor Jack Falstafrs
men in Kendall Green. It happened that the pe
tition and its signatures were shown to some of
the third district citizens while at Washington.—
They discovered on the list whole sheets of
doublets. The same names are repeated by
twenties and thirties. This evidence of fraud
induced the gentlemen to examine a little clos
er and on holding the paoer up to a strong
li^ht they could discover where the ends were
pasted together, that some of the sheets contain
ed the signatures affixed to some memorial re
lative to a fire company. The exceeding tur
pitude exhibited in this matter so far as examin
ed, led to a beliefthat the whole matter was a frau
dulent concern, and circumstances transpired
to satisfy the gentlemen, that a very consider
able portion of names not accounted for by the
doublets and by the fire petition, had original
ly been signed to a memoiial against the incor
poration of the Dyottville Glass Factory. This
mode of instructing Congress, and of approv
ing of the measures of the President, may suit
the times and certain individuals; but we mis
take the respectable portion of the Jackson par
ty, if they do not come out and call for the actors
in’this infamous transaction.— U. S. Gaz.
We are informed by the coroner, that the fe
male, who was unfortunately drowned at the
burning of the steam boat William Penn, is nam
ed Ruth Jefferson; she was from Easton, Md.
where she has three children. Her husband had
left her some time previous. Her brother came
to this city, and identified her clothes.
Phil. Sentinel
At Buenos Ayres a player has “ got up” a
new drama, entitled “ Washington.” The actor,
however, aware of the number of English who
attend his amusements, gave notice that there
was nothing in the piece offensive to the En
glish, “ as Washington is made to speak very
ki' dly to all the British soldiers whom he meets
on the stage.”— Boston Transcript.
Suicide .—Mr. -Daniel Ensley, residing at 1S6
Bowery, committed suicide yesterday, by cut
ting his throat. For a fortnight previous, he
had shown symptoms of insanity; but no fears
were apprehended of violence either to himself
or others. At 10 o’clock, Mr. E., accompanied
by his wife and sister, left the house of his bro
ther-in-law irf Broadway, to which he was mak
ing preparations to remove, and went to his
own residence to pack his furniture. While
Mrs. E. was easily employed, he seized a clock
weight, and struck her violently on the head,
amfwas about to repeat the blow, when his sis
ter interfered, and led her to a neighboring
house. She soon after returned, and found her
brother lying on the floor, weltering in his blood,
having cut off the carotid artery with a knife.
He lived about two hours, during which time
Mrs. E. remained insensible from the effects of
the blow she had received. Mr. E. was an old
citizen, and one generally known. For many
years he kept the public gardens in Broadway,
corner of Huane-street. He had acquired a
large property—one of the morning papers es
timates it at $200,000.— N. Y. Com.
Extract of a letter dated
Manchester, (Eng.) 26th Jan., 1834.
tc The times seem to be sadly out of joint with
you: an immense number of countermand or
ders have been received by the last two or three
ships, and particularly by the Hibernia. In
Philadelphia they appear more alarmed than
with you as parties there have written to their
acrents here not to ship another piece of goods,
and to sell any that may be ready for shipment
if it can be done without considerable hiss. 1
am in hopes that capitalists in this country may
be induced to invest their funds in America as
private Bankers; the subject is arresting their
attention very much. Mr.-, mentioned to
me that a Banker had applied to him for his opi
nion of sending out a large amount of money
for that purpose—and l have also understood
that the same scheme was in agitation in Lon
don. Money here is more plenty now than it
has been: discounts were done in London last
week at three per cent.”
Extract of a letter from a gentleman of Balti
more to his miller in Frederick county.
«\ am sorry to tell you wheat and flour are
falling in this market and in every sea-port town
in the union. You must cease to purchase
wheat at former limitations. Confine your pur
chases to 75 cents per bushel, with a contract to
pay for the same wheat 1 dollar and 15 cents
1 per bushel, provided the public depositeb aie le*
' stored to the Bank of the United States on or
! before the 15th of May next; making a differ
ence of 40 cents per bushel, or 2 dollars on each
barrel. The cash shall be furnished for the 75
cents, and 2 barrels of the flour out of 5, to be
left at the disposal of the farmer, if he has not
; confidence in your ability to pay the additional
sum.”—Balt. Pat.
A MISTAKE.
To the Editor of the Independent Inquirer.
I discovered a notice in your paper of my
marriage to Miss Mila Gore, after a long and
tedious courtship of three days.
Now, sir, as a well wisher of good order and
propriety—as an honest man, and an earnest
1 seeker after and promoter of truth and veloci
ty—i desire you to correct that statement, ana
inform the public that I consider it derogatory
to my character, and an insult to my dignity, to
have spent so much time in the vain and frivo
lous business of courting. Why; in fact, sir, it
was but three hours.
Do me the honor, sir, to insert these few lines,
and oblige your very humble servant,
Luke Gore.
Bellville, Jefferson County, N. Y. Feb. 24,1834.
Murfreesboro, .Tenn. Feb. 24.
Remarkable Longevity.—Trs. Betsey Tranth
am died in Maury County, in this State, on the
10th of January, 1834, at the uncommonly ad
vanced age of One Hundred and F ilty-Four
years. She was born in Germany, and emigra
ted to the British Colonies in America at the
time the first settlement was made in North Ca
rolina, in the year 1710. It is matter of history
that the proprietors of Carolina induced a num
ber of Palestines from Germany to emigrate to
their lands in that colony, in order to give va
lue to their possessions. For this purpose, ships
were prepared to convey the emigiants, and up
pon their arrival the Governor, Synte, was di
rected to give each 100 acres of land. Among
the number of those who emigrated at that time,
which was one hundred and twenty years ago,
was Mrs. Trantham. At the age of 120 her eye
t- ka/vimo nlmnct pvtinrt blit dlll’inOT the
last twenty years of her life, she possessed the
power of vision as perfectly as at the age of 20.
For many years previous to her death she was
unable to walk, and it is said to have required
great attention in her friends for many years
to prevent the temperature of her body from
falling so low as not to sustain animal life. For
this purpose, she is said to have been placed be
tween two feather beds for many years before
death, and by this means to have retained the
natural warmth of her body. At the time of
her death, she had entirely lost the sense of
taste and hearing. For twenty years before
her death she was unable to distinguish the dif
ference between the taste of sugar and vinegar.
At the age of sixty-five she bore her only child,
who is now living, and promises to reach an un
commonly advanced age. e doubt whethei
the annals of modern history can produce an
equally remarkable instance of lonvevitv.
Literature Lottery of the State of Delaware,
Class No. 11 for 1S34,
To be drawn at Wilmington, Thursday, Mar 13
CAPITAL PRIZE $10,000.
Tickets $3 00; halves 1 50; quarters 075
DRAWS TO-MORROW
Virginia State Lottery,
For the benefit of the Petersburg Benevolent A$\
Class No. 5 for 1834,
To be drawn at Alexandria. Va. on Saturday.*
March 15
SPLENDID SCHEME:
1 prize of $20,000 1 prize of $5,000
1 do of 6,000 1 prize of 3,000
20 prizes of $1,000! &c. &c.
Tickets $5 00; halves 2 50; quarters 1 25
On sale in great variety by
JAS. KIORDAN.
|Tf»Uncurvent Notes and Foreign Gold pur
chased._
Literature Lottery of the State of Delaware,
Class No. 11 for 1834.
Will be drawn in Wilmington on Thursday,
March 13
HIGHEST PRIZE $10,000.
Tickets $3 00; halves 1 50; quarters 0 75
DR A WS TO-MORROW
Virginia State Lottery,
For the benefit of the Petersburg Benevolent As'n,
Class No. 5 for 1834,
Will be drawn atCatts’ Tavern, West End, on
Saturday, March 15
SPLENDID CAPITALS:
1 prize of $20,000 1 prize of $5,000
1 do of 6,000 1 prize of 3,000
20 Capital Prizes of $1,000! &c. &c.
Tickets $5 00; halves 2 50; quarters 1 25.
Lowest prize 6 dollars
To be had in a variety of numbers of
J. COllSE,
Lottery Exchange Broker, Alexandria
Literature Lottery of the State of Delaware,
Class No. 11 for 1834,
To be drawn at Wilminsrton, Thursday, Mar 13
HIGHEST PRIZE $10,000.
Tickets $3 00; halves 1 50; quarters 0 75
—» —
DRAWS TO-MORROW
Virginia State Lottery,
For the benefit of the Petersburg Benevolent Me
chanic Association,
Class No. 5 for 1834,
To be drawn at Catts’ Tavern, West End, on
Saturday, March 15
scheme:
1 prize of $20,000 l prize of $5,000
1 do of 6i000 1 do of 3,000
20 Capital Prizes of $1,000! &c
Tickets $5 00; halves 2 50; quarters 1 25
To be had in a variety of numbers at
J. W. VIOLETT’S
Lucky Lottery Office,
Upper end King Sreet, near the Diagonal Pump.
Where was lately sold the Capital Prize of
$20,000, in the Virginia State Lottery.
£3=* Orders from the country, enclosing the
cash or prize tickets, promptly attended to.
CHINA AND EARTHENWARE.
HC. SMITH has on hand, and offers for
• sale on moderate terms, a full and hand
some assortment of CHINA, GLASS AND
EARTHENWARE.
China Tea Sets, plain $ gilt, various patterns
Dinner Sets, blue, purple, and pink, printed
India China, in sets or separately
Lamps for Passages, Tables, &c,
Castors, silver mounted and plain
Pipes by the box
Window Glass of every size
Stone Ware of an excellent quality.
mar 5__
BLANKS AND PAMPHLETS
Printed, with neatness & despatch, at thfs oflic
MAJOR DOWNING’S CORRESPONDENCE, j
To mu old friend Mr. Dwight, of the New York
Daily Advertisir.
Washington, 8 March, 1831.
Ever since I wrote to you about them assassi
nations and brimstone and muuler letters, I
have been lookin on to see how our folks are to
work their way out of the scrape they have got
The Government in, and I did’nt mean to say
another word about it. But as things are ony
o-ittin worse and worse, I tell’d the Gineral for
The last time, if some change did’nt take place I
must quit, for I couldn’t stay here and have my
advice put aside, just to suit other folks’ notions,
when I see as plain as I could day light the hull
country goin all to smash. The Gineral was
considerable struck up when I talked of leaving
on him, and he asked me where I was goin.
Well, says I, Gineral, that is pritty tuff to tell,
for I don’t see now where I can go to git rid of
this plagy trouble; for its a leetle worse than
cholera morbus; a body could git away from
that, but this has got now every where, and
when it gits hold, Kamfireand Lodnum stands
no chance with it. I am afraid, Major, says the
Gineral, you are changin your politics. Well,
says I, Gineral, it may be so; for a man may as
well change his teeth, says I, if by keepin his old
set he can get nothin to bite with em.
And now, says I, Gineral, jest let you and I
look into this Ej'periment of yourn, and see
where it is goin to land us; for, says I, if I don’t
miss my guess, we shall turn heels over head to
rights, and there is no tellin which eend will
come down first. And I don’t see, says I; what
good is to come on’t, eyen supposin we come
down feet first. How, says I, are we goin to
satisfy this everlastin batch of folks with all their
little children who are now sufferin all about the
country by this plagy Experiment1 You might
as well, says I, try to make folks believe it will
be all the better for em hereafter, when they git
used to it, to take off' their shoes and stockins
and go bare-foot now, and tell em that’s the ony
way, so that in war time every man will be rea
dy to march, and not bother the country to pro
vide shoes and stockins for em. And its pretty
much so now with this plagy no Bank Experi
ment. Folks have got a notion that they can’t
frit on without banks: and thev know. too. there
must be a good strong one to regulate all the
small ones, jest like the balance wheel in a watch
—for without that, says 1. the little wheels will
all go wiz, and break all to bits, and you’ll never
know the time of day no more than a sun dial
will tell in a snow-storm. And then, says I, to
talk about hard money, and that there mustn’t
be no other kind of money. Why, saj's I, you
might as well tell folks to go back to shoe buck
les agin, when a good leather string is lighter
and better. Now suppose, says I, a marchant
wants to send money from here to New Orleans
to buy cotton, or to China to buy tea, and sup
posin, says I, an old Revolutionary Soldier, liv
ing away back in the country, sent here for his
pension, and he was too old to come for it him
self, how then, says I, would we manage to git
this money in the safest way possibly ary to New
Orleans to buy cotton, or to China to buy tea, or
to the hands of this Old Soldier? If you send
hard dollars, says I, in a ship, and she sinks, it’s
gone to all etarnity; and if the pirates take her,
it’s worse yet; and if you send it by mail, Major
Barry would have to make some worse con
tracts than we have already. This stumps me
considerable, and I have been lookin into it ever
since this Bank war begun; and the ony way,
savs I, is to have a Bank that every body has
got confidence in, and have it as strong as all
natur, and known every where, and then we
can git round all these storms and pirates, and
die labor of luggin hard money about. And we
don’t want no better Bank than we’ve got now
to do ail this, if we ony let it alone. And the
best proof that it is strong enufis, that with all
our hammerin at it. we hain’t shook an atom
on’t, and the more we fight agin it the worse it
is for the people who want the money this Bank
owns; and the Bank wants to lend its money, for
that is its business; and when we tell the people
that Squire.Biddle is the cause of makin maney
scarce, they know that’s all ninkurn fiddle.
Now says I Gineral suppose you was appoint
ed to defend the country agin an enemy, that
was corning here from abroad, and the enemy
was say 10,000 men and they would’n tell you
where they were going to land; but you was
obliged every week to tell them where your men
•’ as—why says the Gineral I’d go right down to
New Orleans and whip em jest as 1 did afore;
but suppose says 1 they aun t go there agin, but
kept dodgin about along the coast from one eend
to tother how then says 1—then says the Gineral
I’d call out every man in the country, and I’d
have 10,000 men in every fort from New Orleans
to Downingville—well says I, that I suppose
would be I lie ony way, and if it was in harvest
time it would be bad work for the crops--I could’nt
help that says the Gineral I’d defend the coun
try thro’ thick and thin—well says I, that’s pretty
much what Squire Biddle is arter, he dont know
where we intend to attack his Bank, and we
m -ke him tell us every we< k jest how the Branch
es stand as to strength, and we have tell’d him
wee’d break him if we can, and so as he would’nt
be doin his duty if he did’nt defend his Bank, he
is obliged to keep every point as strong as he
can, and so a good deal of money is idle jest as
a good many militia men wod be idle in the war
we’ve been talkin on—there aint one grain of
difference says 1, and every attack we make
agin the Bank ony makes things worse, the peo
ple all about the country see this now, and the
hull country issufferin—now says I Gineral, I’m
gittin a leetle asham’d ont myself, we have
got into a scrape 1 should like to git out on’t,
and git you out on’t too if 1 can; at any rate,
says I. I’ll jest pack up my ax and git my bun
dle for as things are goin it wont do to stay here.
The Gineral got considerable riled at this, and
slatted round a spell, but hesoon see that did’nt do
no good for it ony set me whistling yankee doo
dle dande—and so to rights says he, Major, did
I ever tell you that rakoon story of mine and
the bee tree and the apple orchard—well says I
not as 1 knows on, but I should like to hear it—
and so the Gineral he sot down and tell’d a plagy
long story about his going out once with a gang
of his niggers a rakooin—it was jest arter the
last Ingen war and folks all about the county was
beginnin to think that Gineral Washington was
a fool to him—it wasn’t long afore he'tree’d a
rakoon, and he set the niggers to work cutting
down the tree, this tree stood right along side on
an old farmers apple orchard—and affore it was
half cut down a man cum along and asked the
Gineral what he was arter and he tell’d him, why,
says he, Gineral you are barking up the rong
tree this time, for l jest see that rakoon jump to
the next tree, and afore this he is a mile off
there in the woods—the Gineral tell’d him he
was mistaken, and jest then the old farmer cum
out and he asked the Gineral what on earth he
was cutting down that tree for, that it was one
of the best bee trees on his farm, and had sup
plied his family and the neighbors round with
honey for a good many seasons, and that the
bees was jest swarmin agin in it.
And with that, the Gineral got wrathy, and
tell’d the Niggers to cut away, and down went
the tree right across the orchard fence; and
says the Gineral, if the rackoon aint there, go
on and cut down the apple orchard, till you
find him; and the Niggers kept at it: but afore
they cut down many trees the old farmer larnt
wisdom; and he come to the Gineral, and tell’d
him he was right arter all, for the rackoon was
list where he thought it was, and he had jump’d
from one apple tree to another, and was in his
cellar—and with that, the Gineral he call d on
the Niggers, and tell’d the farmer it was well he
had found the rackoon as soon as he did, for
he’d a cut down every tree in his orchard; and
so I tell'd him, says the Gineral, he might keep
the rackoon for larnin wisdom.
Now, says I, Gineral, what was your notion;
why says he, Major, if I hadn’t done jist so, it
would a gone all round the country that I k now’d
i nothin about rackoonm: and it’s jist so with the
! Bank; if I give up my notion now, folks will say
! 1 know nothin about Bankin, and afore I’ll do
that, I’ll break every man in trade, from one
eend of the country to the other. I’ll let folks
know, afore I am done, that Andrew Jackson
knows as much of Bankin as he does of Rac
koonin.
Well, says I, Gineral, I don’t see how you git
sich notions. Nor I don’t nother, Major, says |
the Gineral, but it has always ben my way when
j I git a notion to stick to it till it dies a natural
death—and the more folks talk agin my notions
! the more I stick to em. Now says I, Gineral,
that was a pretty good story you’ve been tellin,
and I’d like to tell you one—and the Gineral he
filled his pipe, and I began: A spell ago, says
| I, my old Grandmother Danforth—by my mo
ther’s side—you know, says I, Gineral, my mo
ther was a Danforth—and so 1 tell’d the Gineral
as far as I could all about the hull Danforth fa
mily, and gitting that strait, I got back agin to
my old Grandmother Danforth well, says I, she
owned an old hen that was one of the curicstest
critters that ever cluck’d. This old hen was ne
ver remarkable for laying eggs—but she was a,
a master hand in hatchin on em—my old Grand
mother Danforth used to keep this old critter al
ways busy, and as fast as she hatch’d one batch
she’d stick under her another—it got so at last
all the other fowls about the place would come
and side themselves in along side this old hen
and lay their eggs in her nest—sometimes ducks
sometimes geese—and sometimes dunghill fowls
and Buntums, it made no odds which: this old
hen would hatch ern all out, and was jist as tic
kled every mornin when the young ones would
crawl out of the nest as though she had laid the
eggs herself—and was all the while ruffled and
rumpled, and ready for a fight—and so I teii’d
the Gineral a good long story about this old hen
—and about her troubles—and how the other
fowls used to impose upon her, and so forth.
The Gineral was a good deal taken with this
story and he has been tellin on’t to Mr. Van Bu
ren, and Amos Kindle and the rest of the Cabi
net—and one on ’em came to me to know what
barin that story had on The Government—and
all I could say about it was, that the Gineral tell’d
me his rakoon story, to show how important it
was for him to stick to a notion right or wrong
—and as he didn’t know exactly how he got his
notions, I thought I’d tell him the story of my
old grand-mother Danforth’s hen, and see if
that would throw any light out.
Then they wanted to know if I intended to
compare the gineral to that old hen—and I tell’d
’em it want so much my business as other folks
—it was enuf for me to tell the story jist as it
was. One thing howsever, says I, is pritty sar
tin, and that is, that the Gineral has got some
plagy odd fowls about him, and that pritty much
all on ’em have been dropping their eggs under
him to hatch for ’em. and nothing has come out
of the nest yet that the people like. And says I
if some on you don’t manage to stand aside and
let an egg go in the nest worth hatching, I am
peskily afraid the people won’t stand it much
longer, but will make a clean sweep ot the hull
on you, and break up the old nest in the bargain,
and so says I that’s all for the present.
Your old friend J. DOWNING, Major
Downingville Militia 2d Brigade.
A. S. TEBBS, Attorney ot Luw,
HAVING located himself at Providence, re
spectfully offers his professional services
to the citizens of Fairfax County, and hopes,
by a course of persevering industry, to deserve
somewhat of public favor._
FUR SALE.
« QUANTITY of SPRUCE PINE WOOD,
J\. at one dollar and a half by the quarter and
half cord, or two dollars by the cord, on board
the schooner Java, Captain King, lying at the
Oyster Dock, opposite Mr. McVeigh’s Store.
For sale, the said SCHOONER, or she
&£^Vill take a freight to any part of the Che
sapeake Ray. mar 12—3t
“ NOTICE.
To the Cabinet Makers in the District of Colum
bia and vicinity.
THERE is a set of VENEER SAWS now
fixing at the Columbian Factory, Four
Mile Run, which will be ready in a few days to
commence work; where l shall be thankful for
any orders that 1 may be favored with, and use
my bbst endeavors to give general satisfaction,
mar 12—2aw3w W’ALTER HARRIS.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
JIT. WHITE has just received, per sloop
• Union, a well selected and seasonable in
voice of BOUTS AND SHOES. Among them
are—
Men’s Calf Sewed Boots, first quality
Do thick Pegged and Sewed Water BoT)ts
Do Calf Pegged and Sewed Munroes
Boys’ do Pegged and Sewed do
Women’s Lasting and Seal Slippers and Jef
fersons. (very cheap)
Hair Trunks, &c. &c.
Also in Store, of his own manufacture,
Ladies’ Gaiter Boots
Do Calf, Seal & Morocco Walking Shoes
Do Lasting, Seal.Morocco & Kid Slippers
Do Calf and Seal Jeffersons
Misses’ Lasting, Seal, and Kid Slippers and
Jeffersons
Gentlemen’s Boots and Shoes, various kinds
All of which will be sold at the lowest prices.
Eld3* Made to order, Ladies' and Gentlemen’s
BOUTS and SHOES, of the best materials and
workmanship. __mar 11
NEW AND INTERESTING BOOKS.
JUST published, and on sale by WM. M.
MORRISON—
The celebrated Speeches of Chatham, Burke,
and Erskine; to which is added the Argument
of Mr. Mackintosh, in the case of Peltier; se
j lected by a member of the Philadelphia Bar.
Aids to Mental Development, or Hints to Pa
rents; being a system of mental and moral in
struction, exemplified in conversations between
a mother and her children, with an address to
mothers; by a lady of Philadelphia.
A Memoir of Miss Mary Jane Graham, late
of Stoke Fleming, Devon.; by the Rev. Charles
Bridges.
General View of the Geology of Scripture, by
George Fairholm, Esq.
The Auto-Biography of John Galt, in 2 vels.
ALEXANDRIA^*
FRIDAY MORNING. MARCH li ,t„'
THE POOR AGAINST THE RICH
“ The hatred of the poor to the rich a
tred “ natural” enough in the enslaved and ",
graded monarchies of Europe, but most u
tural and debasing in a free Republic.—was ,"
lied upon, as Mr. Webster said lately,
the shadow of the walls of the Capitol to ^
tain the President in his course.” That
quent Senator then denounced such a setitirn
as an abominable fraud on the comm 11,,^
Honorable members of the Senate. favorah;e'V
the Administration, thought it their duty t,\
pel the charge of having countenanced
nefarious appeal to base passion, and re , .
ed it for themselves and their party.
Reprobated, then, as it was immediate;
Washington, it has again been advanced \
New York. A great political contest iSav,i
to ensue in the City of New York. One 0 •
Jackson organs there, alarmed at the s;lf,
the times, makes an incendiary appeal of ^ '
same nature, and it would appear almost m
same language. No sooner is the attempt tnJ*
however, than the Pkess steps forward^, •
buke the detested assault upon society.
The New York American says:
“ The man who, in this country. for am. r
pose deliberately sets to work to array^ f"
against the rich, and thus to establish'aV:
,tion of classes, which it is the aim and the r
cessary effect moreover, of political institu*, V
like ours, to amalgamate and hind together’-'
a sense of common interest and coinmj-,
pendence—must be either a fool or a knavi
The New York Mercantile Advertiser sav*
“ In this ennntrv thp man l...
may in a few years become rich. There is1; r
fore, in truth, no set of men who can be l
be the poor or the rich—the greatest blessing
our free institutions is, that there are no m-,-%*
ged orders-the road to wealth is open to -
and nothing is so base and so wicked, as to I
tempt through the unjust prejudices of any 7
get up a hatred between those portions oi 7
community, who happen at this moment to 7
in possession of more, against those who have
less, of this world’s goods. Surely, every mar
who feels that he is a member of a republic, p7.
sessing equal rights with any other citizen! V
feel indignant at a journal that shall endeavor
to incite him to exercise the rights secured tc
him by the Constitution, in a manner that is t<
destroy the very essence of civil liberty in array
ing him against another, because that"other l.i>
profited of the benificent laws which ensure e
qual freedom and justice to all, and has acquiree
more or less property which is secured tohim l
the very institutions it is the purpose of such ir
cendiary articles to destroy. The common den
tation of this community should fall upon a.
man or set of men who would thus endeavor!
array, for party purposes, those w ho profit
accumulated capital, in the stimulous it gives
their labor, against those in whose hands sue:
capital has been acquired by honest industry.—
Who are most of the rich among us, but ti, -
who were once poor? and who by theil
honest and praiseworthy exertions have >av-.
by their earnings, what has entitled them to '■*
considered among the rich.”
We remember that the notorious Miss Far.:
Wright, and others of her stamp, first broug
this abominable spawn of Agrarianism acrc-:
the Atlantic, to aid them in spreading infidelity
and overthrowing Christianity. Ofcoursethe;
failed. But the seeds then sown fell upon ev
ground, and sometimes spring up. Let it be re
membered, however, that there is notlir.
American in the growth. It is rife, and rar..
and luxuriant in the crowded workhouses'
Europe; but it sickens and dies on the bioa:
fields of this land of freedom—where a poo:
man is as proud of his liberty as his rich neigh |
bor—shares its blessngs with him. and is eqtc
ly interested in preserving and perpetuating '
for his children—who, in their town, way -
rich, and able to assist the poor children of' r
fathers rich neighbor.
Isaac Hill.—A meeting has been heM ot
subscribers to a Memorial recently addrev'
to Congress by many of the Merchants and M
chanics of Portsmouth, N. H., touching the *
cuniary embarrassment and distress alleged•
prevail in that community, and ascribing 1
same to the hostile attitude now maintains
the Executive Department of the Geneud
vernment towards the Bank ol the 1
States. The object of the meeting "'3> N,‘
to be to consider the manner in whicli the •
Memorial was assailed in the Senate >>ti
States by Mr. Isaac Hill, one of the Sena^’
from that State, and to the contents o! a
read in his place by the said Senator, h)UC,‘,> •
the character of the said Memorialists, alu ‘.
same was laid before the Senate by tin 1
Samuel Bell, agreeably to the request o^
Memorialists. The Meeting unanini'111'> 13 (
ed Resolultions declaring the allegation ^
Isaac Hill in the Senate, respecting thein --
their Memorial, to be utterly false, an
ing thanks to the Hon. Samuel Bell foi na
vindicated them from “the vile insinuati •
Isaac Hill.”
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Key West.-A correspondent of m ^
and Military Magazine gives a treaty a^ on?
of the island of Key West, which "a:?^)Vern
time so warmly recommended to the. jBli
ment as a naval station, and has occasio1
small expenditure of public money in lll| ^ y,
ments. The island is said to he a!)01^ n,ilt’
miles in length, varying from one ha! t0^ ^
in breadth. The inhabitants, consisting^^.
individuals, depend for water upon thc ^
of rain which they are able to collect a
serve, the nearest supply besides jSdi- .
obtained from Havana. The P°PU *ccrs»^
vided into two classes—government o ^reCieA
wreckers. A large frame building" ^ fl
at the expense of the Government, ni
quarters for the officers, but was fl v
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