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Mr. Miltcn' War vitamer.
- n appropriation was recently made by Con t ivs for building a steam vessel on a new pi.ta nijjpbtcd liy Ront'RT I.. L'trinicNs. I'mtn the de.-ieriptiou ol thia new etrun',1110, as jivi n ly the inventor, it promises to be a mo-l formida ble engine ol war. The vessel j? to be of iron, ami shot shell proof, she is to 'have greater speed than any vessel now afloar ; the engine an 1 propelling , tiparsutsarc to ue so piucuu 111:11 me inner sn.tii bo submerged and the whole engine out ot the woy of tho thct from the vessel of an enemy. She is to be of 1500 tons burthen, will need no figging, and with anthracite as fuel, it will emit neither sparks nor smoke to attract tin- t.ce. She will carry heavy (.una adopted t,.th tor alrnt and shells. Her pott holes will be but i.ttle larger than the mtmle oft gun, yet so ar.nngcd as to allo v it to he fired at any an- pie ; they will moreover be protected by move- (: screen capable of Wing withdrawn ami 0 replnced with fact ity. Mr. SiKriiENs litis alto invented a new spe- 1 vies ot shell lor the use , tins vessel. I hese shells arc hermetically sealed, audare effectual. ly secured from accidental expl.ah.ii, from fire or from violent concussion thev are perfectly safe, also, frtni injury by ubnierrion in water. They are eo constructed as to ex plode after having penetrated the object against which they are discharged and being elonga ted, contain three times as much powder as the common shell of tho same calibre: they do not icqniTe the use of mortars, but may be fired from euns of the ordinary kind. Mr. Stephens states that out of 120 of these shells which were dicchargcd into timbers, or into banks of sand, in nc teen exploded in the manner anticipated, lendcring their action sufficiently certain, e vineiug tho possession of properties not posses sed by any other shell, and producing effects which were actual iy tremendous. The follow ing is an account of an experiment made by Mr. Stephens, under the direction of the Gov cniiutwt, to ted the quality of these shells : A target of white oak was constructed in the strongest manner, by one of the bet ship buil ders : it measures five fret in thickness, and the timbers were secured together by iron screw polls passing entirely through, the whole. This target was peiforatcil by the explosion of a single shell, a hole being made in it through which a horse might have passed. . Seven tim bers of white oak, each measuring 12 by 10 in ches, were torn into shreds, and scattered to a great distance. The plan which wc have 'thus sketched from the statements of tho inventor, for constructing and arming this new species of vessel, has been matured,- with most of its details, for many years. The present was thought to be a favor able period liar its practical adoption : and in this lel ief Congress has concurred. The necessary appropriation for constructing the vessel with promptness has been made, and we may expect boon to hear that she -is afloat. Jla't. Amcr. A Connecticut Story, The following is related as a fact, having actually 4iappcded some years since itithoStatc of Connecticut: A man in rather indifferent circumstances surrounded by a large family, being entirely cnit of meat, hnd recourse to the bheep-fold of his neighbor, (a wealthy farmer,) for relief. Tliu neighbor having a flock oftheep, did not perceive that he had lost any, until one of the liue.st in the flock, very large and fat, was mi.ssiag and counting his sheep, found he had Inst several. Unable to account for this ex traordinary loss, lie resolved a few nights alter to watch. About midnight he observed ait un common disturbance among the sheep, by lite sudden appearance of a matt dressed in dis guise. Curiosity, us well as o observe tit conduct of the person as to find him out, indu ced him to he still. In the flock there w as a rain with w hom, it seems t lie man w as in ha bit of conversing as if he had been the actual owner of the sheep "Well. Mr. Rain," says the iiocitirnal sheep stealer, "I am come to buy another sheep ; have you any more to sell !" Upon which he rep! icd himself, as in the person of the ratn, "Yen, I have sheep to sell." By this time the owner of the sheep perceived him to tie one ofhis neighbors. "What will you tale for that lurge fut whether!" says the pur chaser. "Four -dollars," replied Mr. Kain. "That is a very high price," says the man ; "but as you uru so good us to wak 011 tor the pay, I think 1 will lake hmi. Wll .Mr. 1 la m," continues the honest hcfji buyer, f own fuller. The circumstances is we learned us ijee huw many shcejj have I bought of f." j tlreui, ore thest'. The elder IWr who is a "If I urn not mistaken," sav Mr. Hum, this wealthy and high respectable gentleman uf the make the filth;" and thun wciit 00 locust up iyof-tvidence, remarket! a few weekseince the amount of the whole, and utter giving Mr. to h n, that unless he desisted from his at Kama polite invitation to call on him fir Ins ; utust.i o evturn hv Guvernment of the State pay, and bidding him good iiiltl, the man led thvv might in- brotiglrt u.lo collision witlieuch hmi home, w hile the owner lay l.itihuro nt '.ne rstvclty of the scene, as highly j;r.tlitit-d us if he IikI received the ample pay lor the witole. A few nights afterwards, wlieu he cuppt'd Jii neighbor was nearly out of melton, he cuugl.l the old ram and tied a little bag ttmier his neck, and placed a piece f paper bi tvvtt n his horns, 011 which he wrote in lirye I. tiers, I I1A'K l'().IK FOR M Y PAY. I'ihU r this line h j repiu o, ! 4ioii!,l not hesitate to murth our footed up the wind uiuoiiiit of the fivv sheep, ' yor c-in.'jy prov iiied I cotililcarry my Hiinl e xactly as hw neighlmr had done, as before re- " uv iilicr w ay.' 1'erceiving tVom this rc l.i'ed : he then tsik the ram to his ueigbor's mark, vvhol a black-hearted rej.tde he had been house, where he tied him near the door ami j nonro-long m h is UtHotit, his Iktln r very propt r llien went home. When the neighbor ai in j ly tifih ted Inui to put his presence, and Kir the morning, he was not a little surprised to ever. And his -xmple has been followed by find a sheep tied at his own dour; but it is be- theotlitr membcrsof his family, who are among ytd words to express his atiishimmt when ' Ihe timet respectable pceplt of the Slate. Troy he found it was th o'.J rain with whout he had Duily II t ig. lately been dealing so much in mutton, with hia errand on hi forehead, and the amount of five sheep accurately made out, aa he had done a fi'W nights before in tho person of the ram. Sndice it to any lie obtained the money, and af ter tying it up nicely in the little bag, and tearing the paper from his horns, net the ram nt liberty, who immediately ran home, gingling the money, as if proud of having accomplished tllf, ()llje(,t of lis crralll3to the no Blllb grat f,Ciltjim 0f ln2 owner. A Remarkable Dream. The Norfolk Herald contains the following : The man who proteases to bo a believer in dreams and other extraordinary auguries of i coining event, ia snri? to lie; rrirardnil hv ninp tontla of mankind as a simpleton, if not a stark j Mif)t f yct tIjaf ,h(J mjrt callimitolI8 evcntslmvo ; !k.n u,e jn ,icatC( b jH nn in(1:sptl.ablt. fucl , QIlJ jt js a ctirtai lla, ! M1(;h rypn(s havfi in M casrsbecn C0lltruItt, '),., , .1 .1 . ; by a strict attention to the warnings thus mystc- j rj01tsv jv,tl jj js tmnrcesrory for us to spe- I ... ' ; r . . 1 cily instances or such warnings, as they must , bc fo r?a (,ri,islHrinuI recorJ:, Uut t,u.re js 0C Ci()I1l.cUh1 Wlt!l ,.. rec(nt 1C. ; ,aC,,(,v rvt,ltof th(! 1)Um intr ,,,, of ,hc jK.(1(r,,( 1 . " ; . 1 11 - class among the most remarkable which have fallen within our notice. Three weeks before it ticcurred, the sad catastrophe was distinctly represented in a dream to the mate of the Jew ess (one of the line of Btc.imers fur which the Medora was intented.) lie saw her making trial of her machinery saw her blow up saw the helpless victims of the explosion in the wa ter round her, strugling for life saw the boat sink, and identified dipt. Sutton (her comman der) clad in a white dress. He told hisdream afterwards -and was laughed at ! The Jew ess it will be remembered, left here for Balti more, on Thursday night, (after the explosion,) and passed in the bay, the next morning, the steamer Georgia, on her way down to Norfolk ; and when perceiving the G.'s fings half mast, he exclaimed in tone of jyrief "There ! my dream is out the Medora is b'own up !" The boats passed each other too far asnnder to hail, and it was not known to those on board the Jewess until her arrival at Baltimore, that mull was indeed the melancholy l'uct An Incident lit Ucorgla. Some two years ago the writer of this arti cle stopped at a tow n in Georgia. .Strolling a bout, he entered the graveyard. From a small but chaste marble obelisk, he read this iiiscriji- tion : A mother's memento to the memory ok an om.v son, who fell at the .massac uk or Fannin's regiment in MEXICO. He felt an interest to learn the hislory nf its erection. The story was briefly this. A youth of nineteen, the only sjii of a widowed mother a boy w hom she loved w ith all lira fondness ofmuternal affection was returning to his home from the University of Virginia, at the time Fannin was ruising his regiment of Georgians for the Texian service. Willi southern ardor, and with all the chivalrous recklessness of youth, he volunteered for the campaign. He briefly addressed a letter to his mother the day he embaikcd, inform ing her of his desti nation, and his hope of being instrumental in aiding the independence of Texas. Judge of the mother's feelings, when she received the letter. Without an instant's hesi tation she departed for Charleston, and sailed Iroiti thence to Galveelon, in hopes toovertuke her truint boy. Unfortunately, the schooner lost her foremast ; and w hen the moiher reach ed Texa-s, she found the regiment had march ed a week before for the scene of conflict. New s finally came of the capture of Funnin and his tinces by the Mexican army. Then came the intelligence of their masbacre, by order of the tyrant, Santa Ana. Her boy was in the front rank, ami was among the first that fell! Fur u lime she was deprived of her senses, and when she finally recovered, with n broken heart she returned to her home in Georgia. She erected this obelisk td the memory ifher son ; and one afteriMioii, a short time after re turning from tfio church yard, she was found dead, silting in her arm chair, holding the mimaiure of her boy. The mother's troubles were over! .V. 1'. Aurora. TIkiiiims W. IVirr the arch-demagogue of 1 Klaalo Jiid, has U-eil "reiMidialed" by his Mt'r-r, l,' ohserved the old gentleman, shall oftiniie Tai''K inysv If tiHiti the ssle of the l.ivvf, a-hl smeiig the friends tif order and gnnd ooi iuiii nt. In ruse a rcsori to anus shall become necessary to preserve the peace and dignity of the State tmin violation, you audi ni.i v ire arr tyed against t'Hch tith.'r in a Irotdile i:it:Vo 11 .' 'In that event,' his wretched eon Correipoudenee 0 the New York Tribune. Hliotlc lilaiul Sheriff Arrenteri. PaoTlnasct My 6, 1842. Burlington Anthony, heiilT of this County un der the "People's Contitution," wae this day ar rested. He wit not arretted for treaon, there not being evM.-ncc tint ho had actually attempted to ererrise the office of Slirriir, but fur having knowingly suffcrred bis name t.) lie ued a a can', di.l. lie, and declaring that bc would nerve if elected. The penally for thm in imprisonment fo. one ye ir and M o thousand dolluts fine. He had atnto.1 junl be fore hii uncut, it is laid, thut he would neither give li iil nor go to prison, but would conn si the validi ty of the law and ili.-pute the rifjht of any olllcnr lo acl unJer the old Cli.ntor ; it it said, loo, th .t be haddtclared hia dutermiiMlinn to a-riit Oov. King on his return from .Newport thia afternoon! '1 hia rxcitid very great hul'gniti.m although no re.nnn alile mm ruuM mi'po.-e tint he would attempt such a thing. When arraigned he pleaded nut guilty, but the evidence being conclusive, he was held In t.iil in the turn nf f t, 0(H), which wni redi ly obtiiined. A procession headed by three milita ry companies ia now firming to go down to the wharf and earort (!ov. King lo ti qunrtum, 011 hia arrival from Newport. Iinme.hulely lief.rrcthe arrest of Mr. Anthony, a I uge crowd ol both parties assembled around tha office of Justice Brown, where ibe examination was held ; ami for a little while things began to look serious, but it all pa-ed off without any outbreak Orders have issued to the volunteer compiuioa of the Suffrage party to nn el, and some of them are probably under arms ; a few men from the coun try are an d lo havccoine in aimed, but I have no fear of any disturbance to day. There will he a bout three hundred hivonetsin Gov. King's escort, and the piece of the Marine Artillery are out Bnd mounted. Tlieo will preserve or lcr, even should a disturhauce bc made, which t rejieat I do not con template. The Government deserves credit foi the prudence and fnmness w ith which it has acted and acting. ('axon iit's. IlnliMt'a Alil-Rtlrlllnii Mrtal. Mr. Choatk, from the Committee n Naval Af fairs in the U. P. Senate, has reported in favour of a bill iiithoi jzinst the Secretaiy of the Navy to pur chase for the United Stntes the rii-ht to use Hah I it's anti-attrition metal. This metal is u-ed in uiuchiueiy especially in stej.n engines. The improvement which the inventor has secured by patent consists in the substitution if 1 soft, uuctious metal, fur the hard brass or composition heretofore used lo ust..in the jour. mis and other moving parts of midlines. This soft metd ia enclosed in a new improved marine., in ribs or ledges of harder metal, lo prevent its being spread by the weight of the shafting or by pressure. The Committee consider that the improvement is one which the Government ought to possess the right to rise. It secures a great diminution of flic lion, and a consequent saving of fuel, and saves one half or more than one half the oil heretofore ne cessary ; lcssfns the cost of the original construction of the brasses which receive the journals since they may bc made much lighter than bofore ; les sens the expenseof repairs, liecaum; tho soft metal wears longer than the hard, and the rib and ledges may be rclitej at small cost ; communicates in creased efficiency to the engines by the diminution of friction, and prevents the heating of the jour nals, crank-pins, and other moving parts of the ma chinery. The accompanying leslimonuU healing witness to the value of lhi improvement are from the most respectable sources. Mr. Kuuicsov, the dis tinguished engineer, now employed in the con stiuclion uf the wur steamer under the superinten dence of Capl. Stockton, spraks of the unti-attri lion metal aa indispensable. Other experienced engineers commend it very highly. Among the letters on the subject e observe one from ('harlks IIowahu, Cm. President of the lialtimore and Susquehanna Kail hVad Company, in which be stales that the metal in question baa been used with eminent success in the company's machinery, the right of Using it having !een purchased for fl.OSO. So many valuable qualities as ate as. crilred to this invention upon such good ambority recommend it strongly to the attention uf Govern ment. Pall. American. AvtiHicis CatniT. The following is an ri tract tioui a letter of the gteat poet N CHnawouTS lo liisbop UotNE : "The proceedings of some of the Statea in your country, in money concerns, and the shock which is given lo the credit of the Stale of Pruiisy Ivania have caused much trouble under our roof, by the injury dune to some of my moot valuable connex ions and fi ieuds. 1 am not j emoiially and dm oil) a auffi rer ; but my biolln r, il the Stale of Peunav I- vauia should latl 10 fulfil its engagements, would lre almost all tho little aavines of bis long and geiit-ioua life. My daughter, through the perfidy of the (Slate of Mississippi, has forfeited a tuin, (hough I ul small in ilci II, large lo. her means ; and a great ortkiu of my nnl valued friends h ive to l.iunnt iheir misplaced cotill.lence. Topics of this kind are not pk-asant to dwell upon, but the mine extensively the injury ia made known, the moie likely i it. that whe.e any remains of integrity, hi nor, or e vu coniiiKMi btirnauity exint, tlbirls will be made lo set and kt-i p things riyht." A Hunalre. Mr. Walker of ('handleiville in the lower end of this county, having become tirod of rc I tailing spirituous liquors from his store, at the propo.sitton of the leniK'rance people i:i that vi cinity, hist week, sold tatt his stock in trade for their use and signed the pledge A' total abstinence. Then began a novel scene. The people collected from the neighborhatal round. King Alcohol was brought outf and being un able to Kiy aught in dcltircc of the long li.-.t tf crimes urrayed against him, was condemned to be burnt ! Tho pu'ikshment seemed a bar barous one, but in view ofhis sanguinary life, it w as llnaioht not mora than he dctcrved. The liquid Monarch was conveyed in tubs to a small hill, and poured upon tho ground the subtle stream flowed down the torch was ap plied tho flames arose, and the grim monster took his departure amidst fumes which filled the air ! Village Iti rurd. THE AMERICAN. Saturday, .Woy II, !842. Cj There will Ire services in the Episcopal Chinch to-morrow (Sund:iy) evening, by the 15ev. Mr. Mitcheson. ( We refer our readers lo a number of new advcitiscmentt in this weeks paper, among some of which, almost all clashes uf readera will find some thing of interest. (jj- In consequence of absence from home and a press oT other business, we are nt able to fur nish our readers with the usual quantum of rdi torial. iXj By an advertisement in another column, it ; will be seen that Major Charles Borrows has open ed a new Hotel, in Williamsport. The Major's houi-e is no only comfortable and welt arranged, but what is better tho Major is an attentive, gentle manly and obliging landlord. fXjr The Batlallious ot this place arid Mahnnoy, hi Id on Monday and Tuesday la-t, were uu- ! merously attended. Politicians of all grades and classes were busy in their various avocations,' A more formidable anay of civil and military office huntirs, and office holders, had probably never been collected together on any i casino before in ibis couury. iXj The great race between the Virginia horse. Boston, and the Jersey mare, Fashion, the former nine vena old and the h.trer fie, was run over the Li ng Island course on Tuesday last, for jf 20,000 a sue. contrary .0 me genera. o..u.ou, r ..s....... ( t t , . . .. 1 1. . 1 : . p.oveu wic winner m vwo ..ears, oeaung ... u.r ,,rs, by a length, and the second by five lengths. The time was the least ever made in this country, and it is said the I est on record. I imr I l hi at 7 .i". second do., 7 4.). (Eclipse and Henry a time ,1 7 an ami 7 w.) The course was crowded, and a great deal of bet- ling-lhe odds in favor of Boston. , (TV rhcdifhculues in Rhode Islaml have not : . . , . . , , , . . yet been settled, and it is feared thai some collision ..... 11 ..III I.KC iai.Q II l"IIIC Ulllll Ul'll' I I .lll,i:ill( HID BIV not soon made. The old charter goveriiine.it holds its sessions at Newport. The suffrage arty who lifivi f 11 1? Mi'itu it 111. .11 llif. rii-ur e.uislil uli.in h.itil their sessions nl rrovidenre. President I yler has ... ' iiiuntu Kitrriil romp inirn lu .t wifii lu nuru llie.ll selves in readiness in case of emergency. fTj" Pitt'MiiKXT TtLiiH has given orders for the removal of 38 clerks iSic, employed in the Phila- lelphia Custom House. Mr. Huberts, the collector, went on to Washingrnn lo remonstrate with ihe President upon the subject. Tho President, it is slid, uni ted ilmt the removal should be made, or that Mr. KoU-rla should resign, Mr. li iberla 111 loiined the President, lb it be would do neither, and left him. We never approved of the appoint, incut of Mr. Kulirrls, nor the manner in which ma ny of tho appointments were made und r hi 111. M . Itoln rta was not, lion ever, an appl cant for ihe office, and we presume will not submit lo the tyranny of such proceedings. The President is a much more vain, weak and vascillaling man than we could hjve possibly conceived, judging from his previous political standing in Virginia. Cj- The editor of the U. J. Gazette, speaking in n l rente to the .landers against Governor Porter, aav a, "the worst of all species of slanderers is, the no parly presi,', irnnxTsnri nr thi i.ovihvob. William F. I'uihcr of Lycoming county, to be Auditor G.'nrral. Andrew I'utttrtan, F.iq.,o be Notsry Public in and for the county of York. (Tj- A public meeting was recently held at Mil Ion, in relation to the discount demanded at Phila delplua on country Bank notes. The meeting ad vised tradeis carrying produce to Philadelphia, to demand in payment our own Bank noies, or the siecio. Bicknell'a Reporter, in reference to this course, says : "The above plan ia murh easier suggested than carried into elfect. Wa may add here that on ihe fust of A pril, many of Ihe Country banks, were induced, as usual, to ditcouut foi iheir customers, notes luuuing from thirty days to four months, in order to a If or d those customers fariluiea to get their produce to maikrt. The result has been an increase uf Country paper in th 1 City, and hence the panic. Uy ihe first uf August, the Country banks will have a large portion of these notes back again, in addition to Ihe exchange which theit cus tomert will in the meantime receive from those to j teres! (if so much) than the Farmer, whom For. whom they have sold, or will sell Iheir produce. rjgn nations sedulously shut out from thrir mar The natural operation of affairs therefore will K,u Wbeu other nations insist upon feeding seedily remedy ihe evil complained of. Our city ,heir own men ny with their own loud, it is the people, should remember, moieovir, thai the bat- nrt, July of the Farmer here to raise up about him auc of trade, is under ordinary circumstances , . and women lo eat what he cannot send lo against the city. The country banks have in ibis fonign counliiea 10 be eaten. instance, discounted not only with an rye lo their own interest, tmt for the benefit of the wholesale dealers hi Philadelphia- for without euvh dtacouira the cuuiitiy merchants would dot have visited the city at all. Il will be seen thriefoio, that th obli gation is ntulaal on the city and country. Both parlies should endeavor to ait and not lo injure each othet." Military. I'll annual Dattallioii training took place in our borough on Monday last. The field officers made quite an imposing appearance. Among them we noticed Major Geneial Green, splendidly uniform ed, and striding a beautiful white steed. The Gen eral looks like a aaldirr wiih iron nerve and right good will to battle in his country's cause. He is the first Major General of thia brigade who has in curred the eipense of uniforming himself, and he deserves much credit for his military spirit and the interest he takes in the proper oiganiz ition of the militia. Major. Ma- EniToa I understood that Capt. Wui, I,. Dewnrt has contented to I a candidate for the of fice of Major of the First Battallion, 4th Itegi. menl of ihe Pennsylvania Militia. He possesses the right military spirit, and Ihe ability to make a good officer. He now commands the company of ' Greys" in Suubury, and the appearance of the corps, as well aa their proficiency in the drill, proves that the captain has a thorough knoledga of tartta. I have heard a very general expression of opinions in favor of hia election, and I believe that a Iretler person could not be selected. A MILITIAMAN." Coroner. Permit us, through ihe columns of your paper, to recommend Fun I.mcii, of Slumukin town. u 1 1 i 1 1 fn r I ti a nfll.'o g( f .,.. i. AT liav. I,...n l n I ...-, .... ...w v...... ... wur, ...... v limp, II.FII I acquainted with Mr. I.erch, and know him lobe a staunch lcmoci.il, and in every rcqrect qua'ifird for I the office. Wc hope he may be unanimously no ' minuted by the Ilemorralic County Delegation. ' Mast DsMocaATS or Avuista. Tlie Money Market. Money matters have underline very little change in Philadelphia since our lat. The rates have varied aomewhst at times, but they may now Instated at from 9 to Is! per cent, per annum. The feeling gene.ally better and the prospects brighter. Business however, continues limited, and as the warm weather approaches, we must expect it to prow yet more contracted. Still the aspect of af fairs generally, is more cheerful, and the opinion seems to prevail very generally, not i.nW at the N 01 til and South, but in the East ami West, that the ciisis has gone by that we have pissed the li- pry otJm h(, r1g,M nJ iro.iefily of ,he 1 ; c(uii(? wj, gIlu)ujly eefUil,y lcvive.-The . CtnflU arp jn n actions, the crops hold out j ,ie m(Ji eilcour.,gillg f,roslHxt, the general health is good arid our currency is improving. We say rUrrnev in a national sense, for the ereat work ! of resumption is now in progress in the most of ihe j 8,ilM0f ihelV.on. In Philadelphia all goes well, J The Uil)Vli ,lat conlinue , ne., ,y sCie for all iheir obligations, and at the present moment, j , , ,. , . . I there is not the slightest apprehension of anotber j .... susie.ision, e are occasionally annoyed, hoiv- ever, by the changing rates of country notrs. Thus, last week our brokers refused lo buy the paer of maiiv of our interior banks, ur.b ss at enormous i discounts ; and vviihout, as far as we could d.scov 1 .. i er, any positive cau-. nr c lunl'V han'a. gi-ncr I ally speaking, are in very fair condition, and in the ' course of a short time, we dou'.l li t, will be able j to keep tin ir paper at par. They should be dealt j wiih kindly under existing circumstances, for every honest man and true-hearted Pciinlvanimi ia in terested at the pre ent nn ment, in ihe effort to maintain sjecie payments, to purify nur currency, and to sireng l en our credit and character. Hick uc.Tt Hi port ir. F.rle St ilpt. I'lub r an arrangement wiih the Gavemor, the Erie Bank hus commenced the issue of if 35(1,(100 under the act of May -f, 18H, for ihe payment of the Domestic creditors. It is said by tha Erie (ia-a-tle, that this sum is now being paid nut to the contractors, and will pay the whole sum due 0.1 the Erie Extesion lo May I, 1811, within 5 000. Although some of our contemporaries are dispo sed to complain at this act of the Governor, we give him credit for it. We wlh every domestic creditor in the Hiatc could bo paid in tho same way. The only objection that can he made to this course, is that it will depicciale the curreucy. But if the Legislature docs its duty at the Extra aion, il will be a good currency, bcttei in our opi i- ion than any bank currency. A lax to pay the in- terral, and the whole interest a certain and sure lai will resuscitate our credit, and .1" the Stale credit is good, thia currency will be good also. Itarritburg Intclligrnnr. Y'rrr Trade all einc alitr, "Free Trade" is s beautiful theory lo t.lk of, but neither France England, nor any other Euro pean nation sets us any example in it. If it is all tight nobody over sea believe in any action upon the right. The question now, when necessity compels us to raise nur Tariff, to raise a revenue, is, w hether we shall practice upon this Free Trade, that nobody else practices upon, or whether in raising the reve nue, we shall discriminate, as other Peopl -, lo pro. tert what li e raise and what toe make, aa other pple discriminate lo protect what they raise and what they make. It is a great mistake to suppose that only manu. facturera and mechanics and a.tizana ure interested iu a discriminating duty. Nobody has more in- Thus we have prepared a Table lo show ihs pri- ecsolf.Kxl at !.ivcin.l and at Cincinnati. Now if Ohio Farmers could send their produdc lo Liver, pool, they might have Liverpool p.icta, but in the exclusion ol that duty, it ia iheir interest to have Manchester this siJe of the sea. The following comparative view of the prices of some of the iitcailt of hie 111 England, and the Western United Stntes, is made up from ihe pri ces current of Liverpool and Cincinnati, on Ihe 1st of April. Liverpool. t H5 1 20 T2 18 00 61 sV 10 80 11 96 13 38 Cincinnati, ft 2i Flour, per bid. Wheat, per CO lbs. Indian Corn, do Oats per 4.") lbs. Poik mesa, per bbl. Beef, mess, do. Bacon, per 1 'i lbs. Hams, do. Lard do. 1 j 6 50 8 00 3 08 4 43 6 04 John Bull levies the following duties on the a bove articles from the U. 8. (which are to be some what teduced by Sir Hubert Peel's proposed lariff l viz. On Flour, (1st April) $3 8.) ; Wheit, pef bumel, 80 cen s; Indian Co-n 60 ; Oats 55 ; Pork and Beef pet bbl $5 76 ; Bacon rind Hams, per cwt. fti 72 ; I.ard, per cwt. $1,82. If John would only allow us a little'Free Trade' how we would feed him ! N. V. Erjiresi. Ait Ktcitlng Seeue In Congress) A disgraceful scone took iace in the House on Wednesday. In the course of the debate on Ihe New York Custom House Keport, Mr. Stanley aU luded to a certain Committee, and said 1 "But I refer to the proceedings of thia and of all other investigating committees especially lo this especially to the gentleman himself. He dog ged the Secretary of Ihe Treasury, the Secretary of State, the Postmaster Genrr d, and I think others, and riamined them. Many of his questions were voted down one, I rcmcn,lcr, his own Whig friends on the committee against him he solitary (delicate) ami alone! Sir, I said Mr. Whitney had been bull dogued with a vengeance before the com mittee. The gentleman undertook, with an affec tation of great regard for an absent friend, to defend Mr. Peyton. tSir, I never assailed Mr. Peyton. I had forgotten at the time he was on the committee ; and w hat I said on thai subject referred entirely to the grntleiwin liimsrlf. I referred to the statement of Mr. Whitney, or io the seech of the gentleman himself, in w hich be "interposed in a friendly man ner," when he said, "if that arm had moved an inch, he (Whitney) should have died on the spot." Mr. 'i-r. Does the gentleman aay I bull-dogged Reuben Mi Wbimey ? Mr. Sianley. I mads the rema.k to you in re ply to what you said about "dogged" at the heels of the commission, rs. ' Mr. Wise, after re e ding what Mr. Stanley had I formerly observed, sa d this bull-dogging was in re- I rdv to that. Whitney was la-fore Garland's com ' mifee : it was with Bailie Pevton be had the onar tel. I was present as a memlrer of that committee. I a-k the geut'rman from Noith Carolina again, if he meant to say I bull-dogged Whitney in the committee. Mr. Stanly. I say again distinctly I made toe reply about bu'l-doging for tho genl'em n from Virginia, and intended it for him, and him alone let him take it. Mr. Wise. That is evnctly such a reply as I should have expected from a coward. Mr. Stanly. Mr. Speikcr t am aware of that ; I ' expected all I hut. I hae seen him pursue that j i,BM before. It is all old trick. This sett will tes- I tify who Was "a coWard"ut Ihe eitra session ; we j nll know who g .t ihe worst of that. Lei the gen- tlemin try me; he ahall see who is a Coward. Hd has mistaken bis man. I was not burn yesterday. I know his unworthy arts to get the advantage, buthe will nut succeed. I said, deliberately, he had acted like a bull dog lo nn unarmed, defence less man, a Mr. Whitney Was. Further on Mr Stjnly remarked; "I regret, Mr. S,ieaker, that I have been com pelled to say anything of a rcrsonal character. I have told the House thai t quit all communication with the number from Yirgiaia; believing that lo submit to his insolence or tight was necessary. I rould not submit ; as to fighting, when the gentle, man desms that. I shall give him an answer. And now, sir, in conclusion, I have only lo say to the member ffom Virginia, "Lay on, McDutT" lam ready to meet any issue lo which it may b ad." The above is fmui the Intelligencer. The Madisonian also has a statement of the all air, which concludes thus : Mr. Wise then said, "Sir, the answer to my question ia Jnt such a one as I eifted to oblun 1 from A t ow amii," and, pointing hia ringer directly at Mr Stanly, added, "who now ataads before me." A Washington letter says : "There is some talk of a duel btlweeu Messrs. Wise and Stanly ; but I apprehend there ia little danger of such a re sult. In accordance with the code which operates in uch matter, ihe onus of the challenge would rest with Mr Wise. Uut to Use his own expression on a former occasion, "there w ill be no fight." An AnYay. The Washington correspondence of the I. S. Gazette, gives the following account of an all'rsy between Mr. Stanly and Mr. Wises Aa Mr. Stanly and Mr. Wise were coming from the race con rue yesterday evening, it unluckily so hapened that they rode out of the yard, in which theit horse had been tied, nearly abreast of each other, and proceeded in that way some distance on the road. Wise, as I undeistand, keeping hia eye fixed fiercely upon Stanly, and the latter, occasion ally, turning his upon him. As they were ap. proaching a large mud hole that encoded aeiuaa the road, Stanley's borne which was a head-strong awkward, clumsy animal, shyed off lan against Wise's w ith such force as lo throw the right leg of one, and the left leg of the other rider out of their stirrups, Stanley's horse at the same time passing ahead. Mr. H. endeavored to hold up, and wa in the art of turning to apologise to Mr. W. and slate that it was an accident, rhen Wise i kMirrrd r).i ward and with a loaded rattan, struck i Mi. S. over ihe head. The force of the blow was o great that the ball of the rattan broke through the crown of hw hat just above the leniple, and the rim was also broken. Fur an instant Mr. S. was coinj letilv stunned, and lost bi sight, but stdi