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For th? National ?? BXCOIXXCTIOaSOr MT GRAHDFATHXK'8 home ? CHAP. VIII?C&ocludeU ' Twos a quaint old building, that meeting house ; yet a fair Bpecimen of tho huildirgft of its class, of those days, whono inner iwki'w' urn is iwr tka unique of bygone* reminiscences. We had the ominous, eybndrioal sound'ng )><>ard, high pulpit, with it" tr?|i-<lonr, altar feuocd in, broad galleries, doublo row of win dow*, and bquare, railed pew*; all constructed of plain, uoj>olished wood. I ?hou!d love to wor ship in one of tbo*e old churches onoe more. But, ah! I should n?t now wonder to i-ee the pastor's head emerging from the trap doot, be awed by tho deacon's nasal dictation to bin ohoir; hbould not now tremble at thd oscilla tions of the fKinderous Bounding board, nor yet play '-bo-poop" between tho rail* of the iquare pews Ah, those wore roomy pews, just like all the constructions of our oomfort taking an cestors?pews to lounge io, pew* to be dined in, pews b'g enough to take in " tho Squire's arm-chair, with room enough for a'l tho "gude wife's" fl.ixen beads?pcwH in whose scat ar rangemcriui the modern Wile would particu larly delight. But those, nevertheless, were day* of cermonising and sermon listening. No geutcel, showy petvice dit>j>ellod the morning's ennui: but a half day's length of hoiaie thrusts oame tbuudering down from tho high priest of the ranotuary, so many anathemas for bis awe struck audience In those days of simplo love and revert nee, no aged, worn-out shepherd was ever cast off by his flock. Ho had fed them well lor many years; und, i ememl?ering this, they looked with loving oyeji on the abort comings i.f feoblo age. So, when T entered that, sanctuary, tho white head of an old man of eighty years emerged from the trap door. His limbs were paltied, his voice brokeq, and. h <? hands fell feebly on the worn covers of the Bible; yet, with that broken voice and feeble arm, there was rever ence, and silence, and bowed heads, for the once stroogarm of that shepherd had led many a father and many a mother there, into tho Btraight at.d narrow way. There U, indeed, no eloquence more effective than the simple appeals that come from the loving hearts and truthful lips of those well tried pastors. They showed an aeuteness in selection and adaptation of texts which often proved the seed of great revivals, and gave evi denee of their Godlike inspiration. Said the gray-ha;red pabtor of my grand father's sanctuary, as he bowed over the oeffin of an aged patriarch, named Jacob, who, in the enjoyment of a healthful and honored old age, had died suddenly in the night-timeAnd when Jacob had made an end of commanding hie aona, he gathered np bis feet into the bed, and yielded hp- the gboet, and was gathered unto bis people" A deep silence fell on the aseomhlcd multitude. The atter-comir.g ser mon sank deep into many hearts At another time, while he pointed to the shrouded form below, of a strongman, stricken down by tho wayside, ho cxclaimed, in low and searching aocents, " Who among you will give ear to thin? Who will hearken and hear for the time to oome ? " And for each time those solemn words were echoed over the oold clay, we have evidence that a soul was gained. In those dayr, the moral of death wan pointed 'over the coffin, in simple, heart searching elo quence. The gray-haired, el< quent old man was gath ered to his lathers He, was greatly missed. Even little children mourned him, and for a long while the mention of bis name brought a tear to every eye. A strong hand here fell oo the cover of the Bible, and a strong voice echoed through the sanctuary, bat there was less reverence and m*m siicncr. To?ugn enmj was tne qame atti - tude, ther** was lean an air of devotion. There was an audible flutter <f ribbons?the rustic belle perchance began to study the advantage* of her position in the square, open pew. The r.ew minister was earneirt, fervent, fear less, noble looking, and withal a bachelor?a bachelor he came, and, alas, a bachelor he went, despite the unwearied pains of tattling Hepsy. and the allegiance of devotional dam sels. He never usoiped the place of the old pastor in the aff< ctions of the people; but there was room enough for him also io their great, hooest hearts, and they loved him. A ques tionable ambition took him early away, and he found elHewhere a wider sphere for bis tal ents, and. what was better, a companion for his par?ea * go Both these pasters hold a oonspiouous place in my gallery of portraits. Nor is any mean plane a'l -tt*d to the nasal-twanged deaoon, with his long queue, tied with black ril b'wi, snuff-oolored coat, and sharp eye for the younk ers; though, in my youth, his presence gave no ftarrednrsM to the* altar. Nor is the little bunch-backed fiddler, by any means forgotten, ' who drew out such lengthened harmonies from that scarce then defamed instrument. his fid die The fmor fiddle, a'.an! has since ftllen from the <-<>rnj>sn'orship of psalm tune*, and withdrawn its melodies fioua the village choir. Indeed, I own this moment recall every person age wont to assemble in that old ehurcn. from the well-seate I "rquire," and his aspiring daughter, to the farmed pauper, in the corner of the gallery, who used to share the yoonk era' noonday lon.h.. Ab, tboae noouday lunch's! they had a reb i*h to them. How many loving heartt may not the b?air's intermission have draan to wards tbe sanetuary ! H >w many travel-worn feet may not have l?een turned bitberward by tattling Hcpsy's g'-aaiping propensities! But ah, in thoxe ?ia>si f simple habits, how many oame indeed to worship God in spirit and truth, albeit the ample space given to chat and gossip! At nooo the mother*. with their " wee-hits," scattered themselves amongst tbe nearest farm hoosea, whilst the tturdy fanners bdled l?.ily on the green, watching the pranks of ihoir noisy little ooes. The lad* and lames strolled ? into the fields, here and there true lovers halt ing beneath the ?hade of an oak tree, or fit ting down under the willows by tbe brook side, forgetful of their lunch nnd the other loitareiH Now and then a sober maiden, like Hannah, or a tottering old man, would turn iate tbe little churchyard, whither each Sab hath noon I turned alao, to spell out the time rubbed inscriptions on tbe nxswy atones; and, m^utt gratified my childish curiosity still more, Co watch the other lingerers there They had most of them some precious little spot in that earth One old man, who oould scarcely totter on his bending sta^, I remember well. He used to ait, bowed down, mumbling and chat t' taring, oo a little mound in the corner of the eaoloimre, marked by a single stone, on which i had l.eco rudely chiselled this simple insert p "I tic a, < My Daughter." I used to watch that mourner with brimful sjes, though bis raiment j was that of a beggar, sad he was now a wit- | leas old man?for he mumbled and ohattered m painful s^iry Ha had been a kind father ease, but he was sordid and ambitious, and had giwn his child, in her last years, btn little joy on earth. Now ihe one; proud man mum i hm, a witfciM pa "per, over the grave cf her braken heart. la another corner, war, one summer, a very little moood. over which, while >et unmarked, ' a young aotlier dine, each Sabbath 1000 t > Wwep btttvrlv. There nill sihmi >?C a longer t4 Ittwiat that short ene, thought I. with fUmrt-sigbted child! Little _ _egan to peep out between the whtls they were yet tender, I from her wonted (dace She will cm. ?*?, ?<? *"2-ITZ.Z cti ??-* < "St ZZ & ?>?""?? vu,re <W)w,t^'" 001 ta e Only the witleM PiT ^ ?? All who bed .light ul'n"??"??k t? their idol Who cen he irre.ere.it i. the P" ?f the buried defcd ? We ?!??? tmi ee"!*" ruiHH botwten the stoma stones, ????? which ago and grief always love t*> Imgor With what beautiful propriety .,f the dead in (treat cities been made tit haunts No to.."-""ME "?d ?f. f merry laugh of a child might be heard within he wall itnd sometimes a rosy maiden would lei ..1, from Hepey'e fc?k- ? iuduleo her evanescent gn?i; but thoy only pointed the moral of the spot. These church vard lessons were never forgotten. - , Nor are the homeward walks less cheri* hod, whe? lovers loitered, and Puritanic lather rooked lei ??Hterc The long day's serv.ee had sobered exuberant spirits, and t e su > u* ol declining day was ovcr ^Uhm^ rher^ the end e,f every green lane, there was a w m?ss in the pressure of hands, and an eai ,,ess in the many good-byes, that lot-poke tho bettering influence of the hour. Would that the path of every churoh goer lav through green fitslds. No accessory Sabbath worship can be more soul-elevating, than ^h^mmumon witb?? ture. Do you remember, dear M , hath, cituroh-going walk we onoe to?k^ trough i,he green field.1 In memory I go again down with you the narrow, winding path, over th H(ile through the field-, and into t-he little tor ott, so redolent w th honeysuckle and sweet dented blossoms, so gushing with the melody of birds. There was a very luxury of glad ness in that woodland path. Beneath uj he earth exhaled a refreshing coolness, dtamp from a wayside brotk, or. who^e banks the shrub?, like adorned brides, showered their white favors. Above us Hh.romered ihro.^h the overarching trees, the glad "unl.ght and over and around ,11 was the deep Sabbath stillness. Then wan my heart full and 1 ex claimed. with tho German poet, as I on the " gloriously unmoved " blue sky, 0 tha some inner creativo spirit through my soul 8WWben twilight had oome to the old farm house ; when Hannah, having lain aside her Sabbath garb, had performed the necessary household work, and Jonathan had "tolenout of the poroh door, to make his we?kly vi^it to the little house under the hill, then was the old Bible again brought forward, and, soothed by its wonted influence, I would review scenes of the day, whioh have clung to me so firmly through all after years. 10 THE FBXEHD8 OF TH* CAUSE OF WOMAN. At the Cleveland Woman's Rights Conven tion, the undersigned were appointed a com mittee to obtain the preparation of two essays, one on the Educational Opportunities of Ameri can women, and one on their Business Oppor **Even a superficial discharge of this duty mu*t involve a wider, investigation of faot*, than is possible for any one person. Agents have therefore been already engaged in several of the States, to make inquiries. It is impos sible, however, to do the whole work, even m thiB manner; and the committee, therefore, respectfully ask the voluntary co-operation ol all who are interested in elevating the position of woman. .. . . The following are the points on which in formation is especially solicited: I. EAitcativxal Opportunities of Anfrtcan Women. 1. Sta'e legislation respecting Female Edu cation. . ' 2 Statistics and condition of Primary and Grammar Schools to which Females are admitted, in ihe several States. 3. Do of H gh and Normal School*. 4 Do. of Academic# and Private Schools 5. Do Collegiate and Professional Institu tions. II. Business Opportunities fif American Women. 1. Statistics of actual employment of*women in various parts of the Union?Mechanical, Agricultural, Mercantile, and Professional. 2. Wages paid to them, as compared with those of men. . 3. Employments which they might fill, but. do nor, and impediments in the way. It is important th*t the information given should, in all co^es, be as definite and system atic ss possible. Fact* are what we now aim nt?not arguments, but the preliminary basis for argument. Lot each rcrsoo who reads thiSj ascertain what is within his or her reach, and communicate it within six months, if possible. For any vory extensive or valuable communi cations, payment may in some ca*e* bo made Any pamphlets, newspapers, or circulars, bear ing upon the above subject, will al-?o be gladly received Communications may be odd i ewe a (post J?aid, if pmswMe) to Rn>. T. W. Higgm son, Worcester, Massachusetts. Lvcretia Mott. Wcndkli. Philuf?. EawrsTiwr L. Rose. Lo?t STOKE. T. W. Hiuoihson. January 15, 1854. Duu.mno AND Hanoino?In the Knuker. bockrr, for April, we find this paragraph, fonn ing a part of the u Editor's Table :" "The following account of Ike Fust and Ust Duel in Illinois is from Ford's History ol that State, just publ shed by S. C. Griggs & Co, Chicago: 'Tho year 1820 was wgnaliied hv the first and Inst duel which was ever fought in Illinois. . This took place in Belleville, St. Clair county, between Alphonso Stewart and Wm Bennett, two obscure men. The seoonds had made it up to be a sham dnel, to throw ridicule upon Bennett, the challenging party. Stewart wim in the prcrM; but Bennett, hi* ad versary, was left to believe it a reality They were to fight with rifles; the guns were loaded with blank cartridges; and Bennett, somewhat wtsticcting a trick, rolled a ball into his gun, without the knowledge of the seconds, or ol the other party The word to Arejiras given, and Stewart fell, mortally wounded. Bennett mule his escape; but two yeart afterward, ho was arrested in Arkansas, brought back to the State, indicted, tried, and convicted of murder. A great effort wae made to ptoenre his pardon but Gov. Bond would yield to no entreaties in his favor, and Bennett suffered the penalty ( I the law, by hanging, in the presence of a great, multitude of people. This was the first and last duel ever f >ught in the State, by any of its citizen*. The hanging of B? nnett made duel ling discreditable and unpopular, and laid the foundation for that abhorrenoe of the practice which has ever sinoe been felt and expressed by tho people of Illinois.' " A Case or Yii.iow Ficvk* has occurred at New York, and hue proved fatal but the vic tim caught the infection at Havana, from which pil e he hod arrived a few davs previ ously. ?In board the Empire City. The Core ner s jury have appended to their verdict a csn Horn i the < fficors <rf the quarantine, for allow iog a ve-sel, having so dangeroj* a disease on board, U? go np to the flity. They have abo rcoommot ded the local M^horities t,) takcj measures to prevent the spread of the disease in New York. Q7*Th? Daily Era can bo had every uioruiug at *h? Periodical Stand of Mr. J. T. Batkb, Ex change, Philadelphia; alto, the Weekly Era py Mr. Jambs Kli.iott i? authorised to reoeiva and receipt for subscriptions and advertisements for the Daily and the Weekly National Era in Cincin nati and vicinity. WASHINGTON, J). C. TUESDAY, APRIL II, 18*4. CONGRESS. The Senate wuh chiefly ?ccupicd to-day in a discussion relative to crediting railroad companies with the duty on rail iron. Tho important ov< nt in tho House was the delivery of an ournoHt nnd able speech by Mr. Cullom, of Tennessee, in opposition to the No braska bill, in the oouiso of which ho read an oxtraet from the oulogy pronounced by Mr. Breckinridgo on the death of Homy Clay, wherein Mr Breckinridgn lauded Mr. (-lay as tho author of that beneficent measure, tho Missouri Compromise! 1HK DIFFERENCE-TWO MILLIONS AND FIF TEEN MILLIONS. Senate, Monday, April 10, 1854. Mr Seward presented tho memorial of Bern bard Behrona, of New York, (in German,) pray ing that the word Slavery, wherever it oocurs in the Nebraska bill, be stricken out. Of one hundred and fifty citizens of Wash- ' ington county, New York, for iho prohibition I of Slavery in all Territories, especially Ne braska; the repeal of the Fugitive Slavo Act of 1850: the prohibition of the inter-slavo trade, and tho abolition of Slavery in the Dis trict of Columbia. Of citizens of Haverstraw, New York, against the abrogation of the Missouri Compromise. Of two hundred and eight mon and womon of ndtthern New Hampshire, to the same ef fect. Of forty five ministers of the Gospel, of Roch ester, New York, to tho same effaot. Of 1 672 citizens of Detroit, Michigan; Of the church and congregation of the Con gregational Church at Lebanon, New York; Of citizens of Charleston, New York ; Of three hundred avd fifty citizens of Niag ara county, New York; Of sixty citizens of Grand Rapids, Michi gan?all agaiost the Nebraska bill. Mr. Everett presented the resolutions adopt ed by the town of Hempstead, Massachusetts, against the Nebraska bill. Mr. Foot presented tho resolutions adopted by the town of-Randolph, Vermont, against tie passage of the same bill. Extract from the Proceedings of the Senate This record is a specimen of what takes place every day. The free States petition; the Blave States are silent. So it was in 1848 and 1850. Memorials against Slavery pourod in from the former; from tho latter was heard an ooca sional protest agaiost the Wilmot Proviso' Why this difference ? Is it because the Peo ple of the slaveholding States are Iohs inter ested in the question of Slavery-extension, than those of the non-sl aveholding ? Are their views less decided? Are they more indifferent to the policy of their Representatives in Congress ? Far from it. Why then so silent, while the People of the free States are forever petition ing, memorializing, remonstrating, protesting? Because the latter are misrepresented in Con gress; the former, always represented. Slaveholders, as General Cass estimated from data furnished by the census, constitute a dis tinot class of three hundred thousand. Allow ing to each a family, or dependents, to the number of ftve white persons, we have eighteen hundred thousand people interested in the sys tem of Slavery. Let us conoede that the num ber is two millions, or one third of the whole free population of the slave States. It is thin class that constitute the People of the Sooth; that oontrol its Press and tho Pulpit, its eoole siastical and political organizations Pubi c opinion is determined by them. They decide elections; they dictate laws and prescribe the mode of administration. Who are tho Rep resentatives and Senators in Congrwn from the Sooth?non-slave holders, agents of the four millions of free prtoplo in the South, who own no slaves? With here and there an exception, all slaveholders, representing the ono-third class, that has monopolized all political power in the slaveholding States Who then are to-send up petitions from the South, in regard to Slavery? Not tho four millions of non-slaveholders, for they are vir tually shut out from political life, except the privilege of voting for such candidates as the Ruling Class may dictate to them. And why shnnld any member or adherent of this olass petition ? Why should Power beg of itself to take care of its own prerogative*, protest againa its own aots* Classes, Oligarchies, Aristocracies, protect themselves, wetoh over and provide for their own interests. Whenever a question arises involving the welfare of the Slaveholding Class, the two millions in the South interested in it need give themselves no nneasinete. Tho Senators and Representa tives whom they have sent to Congrew under stand what is to done, and do it, without suggestion or petition. With them, as with their constituents, tho interests of their olaM are paramount, and they never betray their trust. How different the state of things in the free States ! As a general rule, Questions of Sla very are thrust out of their politioe In one place, a momber is ohosen because he will fa vor some railroad scheme of plunder; in an I other, to seonre the interest of tome steamboat monopoly ; oommercial reasons dictate the se lection of this man j that ono will work for the manufHcturer; Rum is prevalent in one eaae ; the Maine Law in another; while paramount to every other consideration, is loyalty to the Whig or Democratic Party, the organisation of each being pervaded by subservience to Com promise and Nationality as defined by the Slave Power. Thus, New Hampshire, after having year after year passed resolves in favor of the policy of Slavery restriction by Congressional legisla tion, elects two Senators, on the strength of their devotion to the Democratic Party, with out the slightest refcrenoe tatbeir Principles on the subject of Slavery, and their most signal acts | are, speeches and votes against that polioy! So the free States of Conneotiout, New Jersey, Penn sylvania, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa, professing to be unfriendly to Slavery, and op poted to its ei tea si no, send Senators to Con grees, who, on every question involving the inter ests of the Slaveholding Class, no matter how in compatible with the views and interests of their constituents, vots with the representatives of this Clftt-a. Look ?t Ohio. It is notorious that the majority of her People are.Aoti-Slavery? no one who known anything of their history und character can doubt that, in regard to Slavery, aud nearly all other important Questions, Sen ators Chat-e and Wade have nobly represented' their opinions and wishew. And yet, the domi nant Party in the Ohio Legislature chooses, as tho successor of one of these gentl> men, a man who, so fur from being imbued with the preva lent idea* of his State on the fcuhjeot'of Slave ry. concurs in the extreme viows of the Slave holding Class of the South And then this Party, styling itself Democratic, tells us that, in electing him, the Question of Slavery was nyt taken into consideration ! > These are mere illustration * of what is the u?age under the present political organization of the free States And tho result of this usnge if, the gross mix representation of their opinion anil interests on Queftions of Slavery. \Vhen-_ over a crisis oomos, in which a great question is to be deuided between Liberty aud Slavery, jrou find a large body of Northern Representa tion and Senators acting wit h the Ruling Class of the South, as stubbornly and truoulently as ifchoscn expressly to take care of its interests. What a pitiable spectacle! The Free States liave a free population of fifteen or sixteen mil lions, abounding in enterprise, wealth, resour ces?characterized by ingenuity, intelligence, < nerjiy? distinguished, as compared with tho rest of tho country, for Literature, Scienoe, Arts?boasting of their Common Sohools, Col -le^es and Churches,?and yet, whenever any Question arises about Slavery, we see them humbly petitioning their agents not to betiay their interests, while the Ruling Class of the South, silent^ dignified and stern, knows the fidelity of its agents too well, to trouble itself with apprehensions, or them with petitions. It sends men to Congress to maintain and ex tend its Power; and they do it. The fifteen millions of People in the Free States send men to Congress?in God's name, for what? Will uny one tell us ? 0, to secure grants for rail roads, appropriations for steam companies, patronage from the Government, and take care generally of the interests of " Democra cy" and " Whiggery;" and if all this cannot be done save by truokling to the Prosident and genuflexions to Slavery, and treachery to the Cause of Freedom, they need not hesitate?the Party Managers at home or in Washington will take care of them. How admirable moat be the politics of these fifteen millions of* free Peoplo, to accomplish suoh results! Sending men to Congress to make laws for them, and following this up with protests againRt their acts! Sending men to Con gress to protect their rights and interests, and then begging thorn not to betray them ! ''The exactions of these Slavery Propagandists are intolerable," says an excited Democrat. '? That's a fact,'' responds his Whig neighbor. " How long shall these things be !" exclaims Deacon Smith. And then the three go straightway and forget all abont their grievances in a hot contest between Whig and Democratio candi dates, the creatures of oauouses, acting with exclusive regard to availability, some petty lo cal interest, or Federal patronage, with not tho clightest reference to Liberty or Slavery. The mere fact that to many thousands of petitions are pent to Congress from the free States whenever Questions of Slavery como up, id a demonstration that they are under tho sway of^organizations that do not embody or represent their sentiments on these Questions. Were their citizens true to themselves, they would fill Congress with Representatives who would do their duty without the aid of peti tions or protests Let them use the Ballot for Liborty, and they may d.sponse with tho Petition. Let them sond Representatives to take oare of the interests of Froedom, and it will be done: if they will not do this, they have no right to complain when betrayed. Betrayed they deserve to be, all their petitions and pro tests to the oontrary notwithstanding. In the last Congro?. there were some eight Representatives, expressly elected because they considered the Quezon of Human Liberty paramount to all others Did their oonstitu onts ever doubt them ? Did they dream of troubling them with petitions not to play false ? Suppose the Senate were filled with suoh men as Senators Chase and Sumner, and the House with such men as De Witt, Wads Giddings, and Gerrit Smith, It would not be necessary for Legislatures to resolve, the People to petition, the Clergy to protest, whenever the Slave Power should attempt an aggrewivc movement. The timely use of the Ballot would have superseded the neoessity of an appeal to the Petition. Without being petitioned, the Senato of the United States promptly does the will of three hundred thousand Slaveholders and their white dependents; while it is yet uncertain whether legislative resolves, popular petitions, clerical protests, can compel obedience to the will of fifteen millions of Free People, on the part of a House in which Iheir Representatives have a majority of fifty-nine! Are those People satis, fied with the spectacle they exhibit?betrayed by their Representatives, spurned by the Slave holders, b*filed and beaten by a small clam of determined men, who, disdaining to Iteg, com mand, knowing that their will is tho Law of their agents ? If they are satisfied, let them submit to vas salage, without grnmbling: if they are not, let them trample nnder foot effete political organ izations, whose cherished names, " Whig " and " Democratic," serve but to cloak their habitual, ineradicable servility to Slavery. I*et them spurn the Parties that have given them such leaders as Webster, Caw, Fillmore, and Pierce, such creeds as the Baltimore Platforms, suoh a master as the Slave Interest, and unite as one man, in the assertion of the right of a free, triumphant majority at the Ballot Box, and through it, wrest from Slaveholders tho Ad ministrative Power* of the Federal Govern ment. Rumored Resignation or Senator Jambs.? A rumor was enrrent yesterday at Providenoe, that General James, one of the United States Senators from Rhode Island, wss abont to re sign his seat. (T?~ A panie prevailed at Boston, yesterday, in the money market. Numeroos shares of Vermont Central Railroad were sold, olosing at 104f. Ogdenebnrg sold as low as 10. TBI SENATORIAL ELECTIO* IS MEW HA MP. ?BUO. Hurry Hibbard and John 8. Wellb or? re garded as candidates before the New Hamp shire Legislature for the United State* Senate. The Manchester (N. H.) Messenger tuiyu that Hibbard in the pet of the Administration, hie claims are backed by all tho influence of the President, and he presents himself with a plain front for the Nebraska scheme; while " Wells, on the other hand, has equivocated and hob bled daring the whole winter on the Nebraska question. We have hoard of his open and un reserved advAcaoy of it, and also of his de nunciations of it. During the first stages of its progress, his talk for the bill pre dominated ; but latterly it has taken tho other turn, and his agents presont him as an Anti Nebraska candidate for the Senate." The Examiner says, further: " The plot now on foot is to reconcile these two wings, and elect both Hibbard and Wells. The friends of Wells are to take Hibbard to accomplish the election of Wells, and vice versa. This is such a coalition as will dis tance the most shameless of modern times. But it oannot succoed. The President hates Wells too cordially to admit him to the Sen ate Ho would even sacrifice Hibbard, rather than permit Wells to enter a position where ho would be able in any degree to thwart his purposes." This is a wido mistake. The President has more of polioy than of hatred or love. Let the People of New Hampshire look to it, and ariso in their might, and denounce and repu diate every arrangement that tends to compro mise justice and rifjht. They have tho power, if they will but exercite it. THE SO-CALLED DEMOCRATS. Edmund Burke, of New Hampshire, after traoing the history of his oonneotion with tho Democratic party for tho last eight months, draws tho following picture of the Democratic party of tho North : "In Maine, the Demooratio party is disor ganized and deYeated. In New York, it is in a condition fa?* more desperate. In New Hamp shire, with the aid of the National Democrats? who have been persecuted and proscribed by tho Prosideut and his minions?tho Demo oratio party is barely saved from defeat. In Massachusetts, thore is no Democratic party, nothing but a poor, ineroenary, unprinoiplod, contemptible faction, calling themselves Dem ocrats, who yearly coalesoo with tho Freo Soilers, and who support the Administration nominally, only in consideration ol the oruml* which fall from the Ezeoutivo table. In Ver mont, there was never a Democratic party worth saving. In short, in every State north of Mason and Dixon's line, tVe Democracy is more or less demoralised and disorganiaod; and at this moment) Gen. Pierco, if he wero beforo the people for re-oleotion, oould not car ry one of thoso States." Tribute to Gen. Houston.?A Boston cor respondent of the New York Evening Post has oommunioated to that paper a copy of the ad dress prepared by some citizens of Boston, ad a compliment to Senator Houston, as follows: uTo ike Hon. Sam Houston, U. S. Senator: "Sir: The undersigned have read with great interest the debate in the Senate, of Tuesday, 14th inst, and they cannot refrain from ten dering yon their warmest thanks for your manly defence of the New Eagland olergy, for your eloquent vindication of the saored right of petition, and still more for your bold expres sion of broad and national views upon a project which seems, on tho surface, to favor your par ticular section of our oountry. " They are tempted to hope that, under such a loader, the South may be brought back to tho sound and conservative doctrine of the fathers of the Kepablio, who considered Slavery au evil, to b? dealt with by tho States where it unfortunately exists, and not a blowing to be extended by the aotion or with the oonsent of the General Government into Territories now free from it With much respect, &o." From Puerto Cabello.?Puerto Cabello dates to the 25th ult. have been reooived at Philadelphia. Congress was in session, con sidering the emancipation of tho slaves at an early day. Thi* project was a favorite meas ure ol the President. Produce was coming in abundantly. Coffee was selling at 1 Hv a 14. Hides, 15>?. From Havana.?The steamship Cresoent City, from Havana, arrived at New Orleans on tho 8th. Affair* at Havana quiet. The frig ate Columbia arrived on the 1st inst Freights were deolining. owing to tho large number of vessels arriving. The Black Warrior.?The steamer Blaok Warrior sailed yesterday from New York for Mobile, via Havana. The Washington correspondent of the Rich mond Enquirer, who is desirous that membors of Congrem should support the Administration's measures, significantly says: " There are some fat offices now vaoant, and those who remain 1 faithful to the end,' may still hope. The full mission to Chili is yet to be disposed of; the Chargeship to Buenos Ayres, and may bo Turin, nre on hand; and so is the Consulship to Havana, wi^h its princely inoome, and that at London These places are among the bert in the gift of the Government, in point of lucrativeness and position. They will be giv en to deserving and common sense men. Q." Qy Dear, delightful spring! This is one of her balmy days. 05^ Jul lien's Concert last evening passed off with great eclat The selections and the per formances were exquisite, and the audience brilliant. To-night, his last Concert in this city previous to his departure from the United States Will be given. Auuustin Iturbiok, whom Santa Anna is said to have named for his successor up Empe ror of Mexico, is a son of the first Emperor of Mexico, who, being banished from that oonn try aftor the death of his father, oamo to the United States, and resided for a considerable K'ri'si in Philadelphia, where he is well known, s returned to Mexico at tho breaking out of tho war with this country, and was appointed Major in the Mexican army. He was taken prisoner by the American troops at the battle of Hoamantla. The odd turn of Fortune'^ wheel, which seems likely to make him an Em peror, will surprise many here in Philadelphia, with whom ho was wont, in former yean, to oraok jokes on the subject. Pkila. North American Technical?A liquor seller was brought before the Polioe Court at Boston, oharged with selling whiskcy-punoh to some person "on known " Ho proved that he sold it to one John Hoi ton, instead of an unknown person, and was for that reason discharged. THE CONtiRELATIONAL COUNCIL 1* WA1H INGTON. The Council of Congregationalists yesterday morniiiK resumed their sittings in the church on Fifth street, and ocoupied the whole fbie nooa in the further consideration of the quali fications of Rev. A. Duncanson, for the pastor ship of the First Congregation alist Church in this city. At one o'clock, a committee was ap pointed to report, resolutions expressive of tho sense of the Counoil. and the body adjourned for an afternoon session Between two and three o'clock, business was again commenced, and, after full deliberation, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted: Whe*eas the peouniary condition of the First Congregationalist Church of Washington, D. C., is one of dependence ujion the sympathy and efficient cooperation of other Congrega tional Churobos; and whereas it is doubtful whether the said church can t>e sustained un less the hrother who maj occupy the [as tor age enjoy the confidence of the churches as to his fitness and adaptednoss for the plaoe, by reason of the peculiar situation of the churah; and whereas it appears, from tbe theological exam ination of the Rev. Alexander Duncanson, that he does not acoept the doctrinal views of tbe Orthodox Congregational Cburoh in our coun try, in some important particulars: Resolved, That it is inexpedient for the Coun cil to proceed- to the installntion of Rev. A. Dunotinson, as the pastor of tbe First Congre gational Church of Washington, L). C. ' Revolved, That it is greatly desirable that an orthodox Congregational Church, representing tho faith and order of the primitive fathers, should be sustained in the city of Washington, D. C., and this Council pledge their sympathy and efficient co-operation in placing tifton a permanent foundation said Church. Resolved, That if this Church shall desire it, the following be a committor to co-operate with them : Hon. E. Dickinson, Ma.-*s.; Rev. Dr. Fat ton, N. Y; Rev. Dr. Leonard Bacon, Ct.; Rev Prof. Stowe, of Andover, Mus* ; Hon. H. Ham lin, Me.; Hon. James Meaoham, Vt.; Hou. S. D. Goodrich, Masd. The Committee appointed at tho General Congregational Association of Albany, to die burse the $50,000 fund for western Congrega tional Churches, was appointed to take charge of and pay over to the Church, money raised lor the Congregational causo here. Resolution of thanks was also tendered to the members of the Churoh and our oitizens, for their kind hospitalities extended to members of tbe Counoil during its session. The foregoing resolutions being then pre sented to the official committee of the ohurch, the ohairman thereof, on receiving them, ex pressed his appreciation of their action, and acknowledged, in handsome terms, their kind endeavors to establish in this city the First Congregationalist Church on a permanent ba sis. Council was thon closed sine die, with prayer by the Rev. Dr Ide, of Massachusetts, and a benediction pronounced by the Rev. Professor Stowe. CHINA?THE JAPAN SQUADBON. By the way of San Francisco we have China news to the 21st of January. American Japan Fleet under Orders?The United States equadron, under Commodore Perry, says the China Mail of the 11th Janu ary, is under immediate order* for Loo Choo and Japan. A portion of the sailing vessels | had already sailed. The total fleet consists of the following: Steamer Mississippi, Commodore Perry, 375 men, 10 guns; steamer Powhatan, Capt. Mo Ctuney, 270 men, 9 guns; steamer Susquehan na, Capt. Buchanan, 350 men, 9 guns; Queen, (tender.) Lieut. Taylor, 30 men : frigate Mace donian, Capt. Abbot, 450 men, 36 guns ; sloop Plymouth, Capt. Kelly, 200 guns, 20 men; sloop Saratoga, Capt. Walker, 200 men, 20 guns; sloop Vandalia, Capt. Pope, 220 men, 20 guns; storoship Supply, Lieut. Sinolair, 50 men, 6 guns; storoship Southampton, Lieut. Boyle, 60 men, 6 guns; fctoreship-Lexington, Lieut. Cloosen, 50 men, 6 guns. Total, 11 ves sels. 2,255 men, and 142 guns. The offiocrs of tho vessels at Hong Kong had given several entertainments, and are very highly spoken of by the China Mail. The Overland Fn<n?f of China of Jan. 12th says: ''Admiral Pillow's t*enty-one gun sa lute, with the stars and stripes at the main, on the occasion of Commodore Perry's departure with his squadron, on Saturday last, for Japan, was in eioellent taste. It was one of those occasions whon a national salute possessed all tho appearance of a gruff old father belching out a blessing on his woll-intentioued son, and wishing him, in his enterprise, God speed ! The Rebels at the Ninth.?An army of rebels bad advanced towards the North by the Impe rial canal, and had takea several cities on the lino of the canal. These forces were in three divisions?one atTsing-bai, one at Tub lin, and another at Yang-liuching; the number at each plaoe being estimated to he about 6,000. Up to the time the last junk sailed, namely, tbe 25th of November, the rebels bad not laid siege to Tien-teirv Tho number of the Impe rial forces in that neighborhood was stated to be 100,000. These acoounts are so much in accordance with th<m* made in the Pektn Ga zetU, that they oonfirm cacli other. The fact that the rebels had not, up to tbe 25th of No vember, advanoed from Tsing-hai, where they. _are reported to have arrived on the 30th of October, makes it probable that there must have been an imposing fotce obstructing their further progress. The China Mail says that, notwithstanding the Revolution, the exports of tea aro several millions of pounds more this year than last, while the total export of silk has been mors than double that of any pievions half year? the disturbances being now fisnnd to augment the stock of "tavsan?sM (-ilk) offered for sale. Removal of the Capital from Pihmg.?Ten days lat r, the same paper, under the caption of u Significant,'' says; " Hien Fung, tbe Tar tar Kmperor. bus ordered the revenue to be sent to Shirg-king. Moiikden, n?.t Peking, is now the capital or China! " Tht Sif^e of Shanghae.~Al Shatigbae the Imperialists exhibit such a contemptible front. that even those who, up to a recent |>eri<>d, en tertained some hopes for a reversion to the old order of things, are changing sides; and sym pathy with the Rebel Triad*, low and unwor thy in deportment though they appear to l?e, is becoming the fashion among all classcs. ? Sugar in Nkw Mexico.?-It is said that tbe only sugar which is conveyed to Santa Fe, at the present time, is transported from the valloy of the Mississippi, at a cost which increases ! the selling prioe about ten oents a pound ; so that tho prices of the most inferior kinds range from nineteen to twenty-five conts a pound. This has called attention to the fact that New Mexico oilers peculiar facilities of its own for the manufacture of sugar from the beet. It appears that almost all fruits, grains, and vege tables, which grow in the olear, dry olimate of New Mex on, abound in sacoharine matter to ?noh an extent that the oommon corn-stalk fur nishes the native population with molasses. This commodity, though inferior to tbe oon mon molasses of Louisiana, is probably susoep tiblo of improvement by a better'system of manufacture than that pursued by the natives. But, beyond this, the beet of New Mexioo con tains so nnusual a quantity of sacoharine mat ter as to offer strong inducements for the man ufacture of sugnr. 7 he ladies appear in their spring ooetumM, enlivening the streets with brilliant ooiora. IB* HOUfl'l PmWTOia TELKQBAPH 1 TELEGRAPHIC (TORRESPONI1KNCE FOR DAILY NATIONAL KRA. .: Municipal Election-? Connecticut ? Hartkord, Conn, April It?Hob. Henry C. Dealing, Whig, has been elected Mayor by about thirty plurality. The Whigs also eloct fifteen Counoilmen ana four Aldermen. The Democrats eloot two Aldermen and nine (Counoilmen. Ex-President Fillmore. Charleston, April 10?Ex-President Fill more had a great oivil and military reception ut Mobile. He was met by a convoy ?? era. Speeches were made by Mmw. F.llmore H?d Kennedy. They have f andoned tfcjir tended trip to Havana, and will leave Mobile t? morrowi for the North, by the land route. A meeting has been held at Savannah, at which resolutions were passed inviting them-to visit that oity. , , . ... f'r The ship Alliance, loaded with cotton lor Liverpool, took fire" on Friday, but it was ex tinguished with but slight damage. Loss of Ship Russel Stvrgis. Boston, April 10 ?The packet ship Russel Sturgis, from Liverpool February 21, for Bos ton was abandoned at sea. The oaptain and crew were taken off by the barque^ It ainbow, aud arrivod at Newport to-day. The Russel Sturgis was insured in Bflston for $50,000. Fatal Railroad J1 ccident. ' Lancaster, Pa., April ll.-Ae the train from Pittsburgh w<w coming towards thin place, last night, it encountered a T rail laid across the track, about nine miles below the oity One car was torn to pieces, and a man named Wilson, from Holmesburg, instantly killed. Sevorul others were badly injured, some of whom are not expected to survive. Death of a Wealthy Citizen. Philadklpha, April 11?Joseph Howell, a wealthy citizen, is dfcad. Election by the Know Nothings. Bordentown, April 11.?'The Know Noth ings of this placc carried the municipal elec tion yesterday, by eight majority. Ohio River. Wheeling, April 11.?The Ohio at tbwv place is about five feet deep; at 1'ittsburg, it is four feet and a half deep. Markets. Baltimore, April 11. ? Flour sales of 1 000 barrelBof Howard Street, at $7 37, though it is generally held at 87 50; supply very light Wheat?sales of 4,000 bushels of white, at SI 81 ; red, at #1.70 a 81.75. Corn?sales of 6 000 bushels of white, from 68 to 69 cents; yel low, at 74 a 75 cents Oats at 48 cents. Philadelphia, April 11.?Flour has in creased 18 cents; sales at $775. Gram re mains unohanged. Stocks very dull. New York, April 11.?Flour is somewhat duller?sales of 3 000 barrels State brands at $7; Southern brands at #7 87 a $7.94. Wheat?soles of 7,000 bushels Eastern red at #1 70. Corn?sales of 30,000 bushels mixed at 73 oents; yellow at 75 oents. Cotton de pressed. Stocks dnll?no increase on the prioes of yesterday. Money tight. Weather pleasant. Anti Nebraska Victories are getting quite common. At Columbus, Ohio, a charter elec tion was held last week, which turned upon this question, in oonsequenoe of a call issued by the Democratic Central Committee, for a meeting which should give " a correct expres sion ot the Deraooratis sentiment at the centre of the State." This meeting was in favor ot the Nebraska bill. One of the members of the committee which issued the call was a oandi date at the election for J ustice of the reaoe, and the result was the election of the entire Whig tioket. Bave one oouncilman, by a large niaj^ity. Iu the city of St. Lonis, Mo , afco, a charter eleotion has been held, and there the Whigs foolishly undertook the advocacy of the Nebraska bill, for no other reason, that we can nee, than that Mr. Benton is opposed to it. The result was a complete victory ot the Benton Democracy, as migtit have been expected, or the Germans of St. Loui-, under the lead ot the Anzitger, are strongly opposed * the m troduction of Slavery into Nebraska^ Senator Butler's sneer at the natives of 'the land of Kraut" appears to have given them mortal oi lence, and the Anzitger issued an excited oall to tho Germans, to organise colonisations in all the States of the Union to ra-so lunds to assist the emigration of free laborers to Nebraska This is especially urged in all the large cities. Philadelphia North American. Not Satisfiko.?The Boston Timis thinks that the rout uf the Democratic party in Con necticut is owing to the hostility of Democrats to the prominent measure of the Adum<i?tra tion, the Nebraska bill. We concur with the Times in this opinion, and we have n. t tho slightest doubt that the defeat of the Adminis tration in New Hampshire arose from the Kame cause ? Morton Commonwealth. * The Bible in Grecce.?At a meeting of the Board of Managers of tho American Bible Society, on Thursday last a letter was read from Rev. Dr. King, of Greeotf, in regard to printing ten thousand. Testaments in Athens, and stating that the Testament is now permit ted to be read in all the common schools in that country. A door and window tax has been proclaim' ed throughout Mexico Kotar^Taylor, for many years a member of the Virginia Legislature, from Norfolk, is dr ul A true business man bear* prosperity with out boasting, and sustains a loss without grum bling. Father Taylor, the well-known seam in's preacher, of Boston, is dangerously ill. Mr. Warren, editor of the Paterson (N. J ) Intelligencer, has liecn prostrated with paraly sis, and is dangerously ill. The Ohio Slate Journal (ffise, at Columbus, has been mild to A. Follett and W. P. Perry, for $20,000 oash. Six large passenger ears for the Saeramento Valley (California) Railroad are bein^hmlt in Rostpn. The opening of tho Ohio and Mississippi Railroad to Aurora was celebrated on the 4tl?. Twelve hundred invited guests left on three trains, and partook of a grand banquet at Au rora. Charles (folding, with but one arm, has been removed from the New VoTk Custom House, and succeeded hy Stephen Van Noetrand, who has but one leg. According to the Clinton CourauL, the weav ing-room of the Gingham Mills in that town ?vivers two aetes of ground, and more than one acre of tprtghlly girlt. H. D. MWWltV, IW. W. H. MUMRV, M. D . SURGEONS and Physician*, No. 70 West Seventh street. 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