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7 THE NEW ERA.
What is it but a Map of busy Life?—Courier. PO ll'I'SMOU T H . V A. THURSDAY, NOVKMBBR 27, 18 *5 OUR FLAG! FREE TRADE—LOW DUTIES—NO DEBT—SE PARATION FROM BANKS ECONOMY RE TRENC11MENT AND STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTION. OUT HERODING HEROD—THE WHIGS AND NATIVES. Tlie Democratic parly, under every change and phase of the whig party, since the days of the Alien and Sedition law of the elder Adams to the present time, has maintained its integrity to the Constitution, and its liberal feeling towards the foreigner, who seeks a home under the wings of the America^ eagle, comes very near being out-bid in their liberality by the whig party, since they find the democracy are not only triumphant over them selves, but over the anomalous party they hatched up some few years since, ’yclept Native *5»n*ri can, with the hope of distracting and destroying that partv which has been the true conservators of American Liberty. Well, let them go on— turn another somerset, they will bring no more votes to their party, but they will add another testimony to our truth and their falsehood. Read the following from the Albany Evening Journal, a leading whig paper in ihe State of New York:— * * * “ And we shall startle many of our friends by avowing, as we do, our deep and sol emn conviction that the welfare of our country will lie promoted,and its institutions strengthened, hy striking out twenty years from the term of pmhatiun, which • Native Americanism’ demands before admitting Immigrants to the Right of ISuf frage. We would, if we had the power, pass a law authorizing Foreigners who come to Ameri ca for a home, at the moment of landing, to ab solve themselves from allegiance to other conn tries, and to <he oaths of obedience to the Constitution anil Laws, receiving simultaneously * Papers’ subjecting them to the duties, and ad mining them the privileges of Adopted Citizens, these papers to take effect one year after the gen eral election immediately succeeding the act of Naturalization. For example, let the Immigrant who lands in New York to day lake steps which will make him a voter a year from the next Gen eral Election. Dr, tf lie lands there the day be fore the next General Election, let him be allowed to qualify for the exercise of the right of suffrage one year thereafter.” SECRETARY WALKER AND OREGON. The Washington Union says that it is a curious snhject of inquiry to ascertain what were the opinions of Mr. Walker, who hails from the south ern State, as to our rights to Oregon. With the view of vouching so high and influential a name and authority, which has been so powerfully wield ed in the cause of Texas, we have referred to Mr. Walker’s great Iptter; and are gratified in finding that gentleman declaring himself with equal en thusiasm on the Atnetican side of this question.— Says Mr. Walker in his Texas letter :—“ ! am the oldest surviving member of the special com mittee of the senate which In3 pressed upon that body, for 60 many years, the immediate occupa tiun of the WHOLE territory ofOregon. There, upon the shores of the distant Pacific, if my vote can accomplish it, shall be placed the banner of the Union; and with inv consent, never shall he surrendered a single point of its coast, an atom of its soil, or a drop of all its waters.” MISSISSIPPI ELECTION. Democratic Triumph I—The last “ Mis sissippian” says:—The Democracy have again won a glorious victory in Mississippi. We have elected the entire State ticket by a majority rang ing from eight to ten thousand votes, and all four Members of Congress by a corresponding vote. The Whigs, even before the contest begun, even despaired of electing their State ticket, and di rected all their energies to the election of one or two Members of Congress. To this end, swaps were proposed, and to some extent the traffic in votes took place. But the strong arm of Democ racy bore down all opposition. In the Legislature the Democratic majority on joint ballot, will be about 56; in the House 44; in the Senate 12. NOBLE S E NT IM ENTS. Hon. A. O. P. Nicholson, editor of the Nash ville Union, who was lately beaten for Senator hy a disgraceful coalition between the whigs and a few traitor democrats, thus speaks of the result: We know now that we have the confidence of the democracy—we feel proud that our labors have been so highly appreciated. Although an other may fill the seat designated for us by the great body of the democracy, yet all the honor at tached to that exalted station is ours, whilst in our present position, we shall stand upon a plat form from which we can deal blows that will he felt by our opponents. From this platform noth ing can withdraw us until we have made some poor return to our democratic friends for ihe gen erous manner in which they have stood by and sustained ns “ in the present attitude of things.” The mere privilege of occupying a seat in the Senate, without the honor of wearing the mantle thrown over it by the confidence of the demoera cy never had a charm for us—but to know that we have that confidence and are deemed worihy of its honors, imposes an obligation to the demon racy in discharging which, we shall most freely dedicate our unceasing exertions. ALBANY AND BOSTON R ML ROAD. VV- learn from the Albany Allas that the trade: on this road is unusually active- It says: “ Extra freight trains of twenty and thirty cars are dispatched -.ay and night, but still the large mass of freight in the warehouses dors not seem to diminish. There is now more fl .or, &.c..: awaiting shipment than will probably be sent away for weeks alier the canal closes. This is no fault of the directors, for it is known far and near that this is the model road of the country, presenting the greatest possible facilities for the dispatch of business.” The Spaniards have a proverb that ‘drinking water neither makes a man sick nor in debt, nor makes his wife a widow ’ EXTRAORDIN A RY WATC11. Air. F rancis Stein a watchmaker nf Charleston, : advertises for exhibition a new clock, which he claims as an invention of his own. It is very simple in its constrvction, containing only four wheels, and is " intended to run a hundred years w ith a single winding up.” He declines giving a more minute description until he secures a patent. PLUMP AND PLAIN. A Southern Editor makes the following frank announcement: “ We shall not support any man for office short of Ten Dollars, besides his annunciation fee.— Thai’s what tlie lawyers charge for attending to an assault and battery, which is a light and love ly occupation compared with that of editorially attending to a candidate’s case, to say nothing of the awful wear and tear of conscience in this pe culiar branch nf business.” WHO KILLED TECUMSEH? It is with a feeling of pleasure that we are en abled to lay the following positive testimony be fore our readers, that Col. Johnson was actually the slayer of Tecumseh. It was a most impor tant link in the chain of events that led to the speedy termination of the late war, and although it was lor years and years admitted without dis pute that it was Col. Johnson who had given Te cnmseh his death, yet when the bitterness of parly found it necessary to defame the war-worn and mutilated veteran, whose wounds yej. weep, and w ill never cease, they dared to rob him of his honors; ami when they found the people would not permit the injustice, they then undertook to ridicule him, and depreciate the effect of Tecuin seh’s death. This l ist effort has, however, firm ly established the truth, and future history will entwine the death of Tecumseh in the bays that adorn the temples of the patriot Johnson. Newiiarmony, Indiana. } September, 10 1842. J Sir:—Your kind invitation on behalf of ihe State Central Committee of Pennsylvania, to unite with our fellow citizens throughout the Union, in the approaching celebration at Danville, of the anniversary of the memorable battle of the Thames, has been duly received. I deeply regret that my doty as Trustee of the State University of Indi ana. which imperatively requires my attendance at Bloomington, during commencement week, (five days only previous to your celebration,) com pels me to forego the gratification I should have experienced in meeting, on such an occasion, the distinguished men who will assemble in their midst, our valuable friend, Col. Richard M. John son. Since I have alluded to the death of Tecumseh, by Col. Johnson's hand, I may he pardoned on this occasion, for alluding, in proof of a fact which nothing hut party jealousy ever disputed, evidence of the most direct character, which chance ena bled me to procure, and which was never before, that I know of, laid before the public. Levi Gritton, an humble farmer, now living a bout three miles east of Fvansville, in this Stale, was present, then quite a youth, at Winchester's deteat; was taken prisoner and carried to Malden and had there frequent opportunities of seeing Tecumseh, and of receiving at his hands, a de gree of kindness, not imitated by those who called themselves the civilized allies of the Indian chief. Tecumseh’s appearance then, was stamped upon Mr. Grition’s recollection, by that which is never forgotten, kind deeds to a captive in a strange land. After a time, an oath was tendered to the prison ers at Malden, not to serve again. Gritton and two others, who refused to take it, were hurried to Montreal and sold for goods to a French trader there ; hilt afie-i five or six weeks captivity. Grit ton seized a skiff, descended the St. Lawrence, and returned by way of Buffalo, after enduring many hardships, to his home in Mercer county, Kentucky. There he enlisted as one of McAfTee’scompany, and was afterwards present at the battle of the Thames. These particulars, and those I am a bout to relate, I had from his own lips, noting them down at the lime; and, after reading them to Gritton, causing him to append to them it is sig nature. 1 lie young soldier, then not yet twenty-one, was selected as one of the forlorn hope which, as every one knows, was led op against the Indians, in advance of the mounted men by Col. Johnson in person. Next to Col. Johnson, rode Col. Whitley, and immediately behind him Levi Gritton. Whitley as is well known, fell dead at the first fire; and it was Gritton who afterwards carried homo to his w idow the rifle and shot pouch of the fallen soldier. The same fire which killed Whitley, brought to the ground every man of the forlorn hope, Col. Johnson and one other excepted. Gritton received a wound in the left leg, and had his horse shot from under him. When Col. Johnson turned round and saw the for lorn hope down, he called out to the rest of his men, to dismount and fight the Indians after their own fashion. Each who was nut disabled then look to a tree; and a desultory combat was kept up fur some quarter of an hour; Johnson’s men still advancing from tree to tree, upon the Indians. About that time it was that Gritton w ho had ta ken his station behind a beech, saw Col. Johnson ride round the top of a fallen tree about ten or twelve yards in advance of him, and perceived an Indian whom he instantly recognized as Tecum 8t h, standing a few steps from the root of the same tree. Me saw Tecumseh raise his toma hawk as in the act to throw, and at that moment Col. Johnson shot him with his pistol. He saw Tecumseh fall and die on the same spot. Next morning Grttlon’s nipn, knowing that lie was ac quainted with Tecumseh, induced him to go with them about sunrise to the scene of combat, and there they still found the body where it fir9l fell. About the same time Anthony Shane, the half breed interpreter, who had known Tecumseh for years, visited the body, and recognized it instant ly. I asked Gritton ii'he had ever heard it doubl ed in the army, that 'Tecumseh was the Indian shot by Col. Johnson. “ Never,” said be mdig nanily, “ no man ever doubted or disputed it, there. It was as well known and acknow ledged, as that the Colonel was in the battle at all. I saw the encounter with my own eyes, and am as certain of it, as of my existence.” Gritton met his old chief, during his visit to Evansville, whither I accompanied Col. Johnson in the autumn of l^fO. Ilis eyes filled with tears as he grasped Col. Johnson’s hand, and his emotion was so great that he could not articulate a word. An interesting and authentic historical remini scence. vouched for by an eye witness, who yet survives to confirm his story, I trust tt will i© deemed worthy of record and preservation. As such, had I been able to attend the celebration, 1 i should have sought an occasion to relate it. and being denied that pleasure. I lake the liberty of incorporating it in ibis communication, at the risk of extending it to some unwarrantable lengih. I beg to offer to your committee my thanks lor the honor of the invitation of my regret that I cannot avail myself of their kindness. I am sir, your fellow-citizt n, ROBERT DALE OWEN. A CHAPTER ON CAPS. 1 he “ Chattahoochee,” published in Lagrange, Oa., has an essay on this branch of the animated creation, so great a favorite with old tnaids, and after enumerating the hlessiugs which surrounded Pharoah, and the peculiarities of several of the independent nations which form the United •Stales, he says that Lagrange beats them all for cats. Hear him! “ I lie frogs overran Pharoah’s dominions, crawl ed under his sheets at night, and hopped into his soup at dinner. But what are frogs to eats, scampering over the ceilings and under the floors ol our stores and offices, fighting and scratching, whining, snarling and wailing, and making all the unearthly sounds imaginable at night, disturb ing the rest of quiet citizens—and what is worse than all, jumping into our wells—and instead of coming out again, dying there and polluting the pure element which was purposely placed by na ture in reservoirs far beneath the ground, in order j that it might he tree from contamination. It is j not at all uncommon here to see the well bucket eiime up with a dead cat on top of it! It is but a little while since we saw lifted from a well from which we had been accustomed to drink, an enor moils black specimen ol the Feline race, with the skirftfclinging to its bones—its eyes protruding from 'heir sockets, and its body distended almost to bursting, but not dead. We left that water, uf course. But conceive our horror anddisgust, when on last week we saw another cat taken from the identical well to which we had resorted—a d a ’ cat too—grilling ghastly, and with the hair almost entirely washed off from its bloated and petrify ing carcase! Could a man he blamed for giving up the use of cold water under such circumstances ? One might, if he were hungry, relish a dog-meat sausage, provided it were well seasoned, and even a cat-soup, made in imitation of turtle, well pep pered and spiced, might he eaten and thought of afterwards without producing nausea. But the idea of swallowing, deliberately and without ab solute necessity, a half-pint or more of the simple solution of cat! ! The most perfect stoic must shuddet at the thought of it.” SINGULAR DEVICE. Yesterday afternoon, a great deal of interest and curiosity was excited by the fact of a tall, fine looking man, being seen leisurely promenading a long Second street, wearing a coat, on the back of which, m large staring gilt letters, were the words “ Tailor's Dun.” Asa matter of course, lie was the “observed of all observers,” and a train of the curious followed at his heels, wonder ing at the sight, and unable to comprehend the mystery. On inquiry, we ascertained that he was employed by an association of tailors, fur the purpose of collecting hopeless hills, and shaming the debtors of that ill used race of tradesmen, into the payment of their debts. He operates in this manner when he has a bill to collect, lie stops at the house of the debtor, and the large letters in his back tell to all passers by, what bis errand is, and at the same time gives them a timely caution against trusting the occupant of the house. Any person thus harrassed would sooner pay the bill than have the Dun calling upon him continually, with the great letters upon Ins back. If he has a bill against a person whom he cannot catch any where except in the street, he presents his account, much to the shame of the debtor—who is per ceived and shunned by every one as a person not to be trusted. The “ Dun ” appears to he a de termined man, possessed of the greatest sang froiil, and not to be frightened at trifles.— Phila delphia Chronicle. From the Baltimore Republican. THE BALTIMORE CONVENTION— OREGON. The following resolution is one of the series offered by Mr. Butler, of New York, in the Balti more Democratic Convention, on the morning of the 30th of May, 1814, and which with the whole series offered, was passed by a unanimous “ Resolved, That our title to the WHOLE •if the territory of Oregon is dear and unques lionable ; that no poiliun of the Mine ought to he ceded to England or any other Power, and that the reoccupation of Orpgon and the re annexation of Texas, at the earliest practicable period, are great American measures, which this Convention recommends to the cordial support of the demo cracy of the Union.” But says the New York Express, the National Intelligencer, and other Whig prints, “ it is a positive untruth to say that the resolution cited above was adopted at the Baltimore Convention. It may appear so upon the record, but it is not so in fact ” Now these respectable Whig prints cannot for one moment suppose that even the most j blinded of their own party, will be simple enough to believe such barefaced assertions, or dare reite j rate and re-echo such a palpable falsehood. On the morning that Mr. Butler offered these reso lutions, including the above, the Hall, where the ! Convention sat to deliberate ami transact the im portant business, which had brought them to gether, was crow ded w ith a dense mass of spec ; tators of all parties ; and we venture the assertion that no man who was there, can be found who will say, that they weie not adopted by a unani , inous vote, by acclamation, and with deafening ; cheers! A scries of resolutions offered by any man. in any body, which has as yet had an ex istence, has never been received with the same feeling, the unanimity, and the same determina tion to stand by, and support the sentiments winch they embodied. But say these respectable, vera riovs Whig papers. “ great bodies of the so-called Democratic parly then, and ever since, have | practically repudiated the doctrines of this resolu tion.” When rnen tell falsehoods which have the appearance of truth, they may succeed in [making the ignorant and unwary believe what they say ; but when they assert w hat every man knows to he false, they are generally set down by every person, either as knaves or fools. Where or when, since resolutions or doctrines were ever put forth by any man or body of men, have they been received, adopted, and endorsed more em phatically, than these resolutions of the Baltimore Convention, have been in the election of James K. Polk? The Democratic parly with these resolotions as the basts on which rested their faith, and by which they were either to succeed or fail, in the great struggle in which they were about enter ing ; went boldly into the contest with the reso lutions of tiie Baltimore Convention openly pro mnlgated to the world, and with a chieftain to lead them on, whom every man knew, most ardently supported every doctrine there set forth ; and mark the result,—roost veritable whig edi tors,—the people!—the free, and enlightened people of these United States! instead of “ repu diating,”—most emphatically endorsed every doe trine of these resolutions, by electing James K. Polk President, over the “great embodiment of whig principles,” who was known to he opposed to every word of them. It would be a matter of supererogation in any man, to take the trouble to enter into any more full dental of such bare and wilful falsehoods ; and we should not have noticed them, had they not been so glaring and appeared in presses of tho whig party, who have always laid claim to “ ail the decency” and “ veracity,” ami who have so many deluded followers, who believe every thing that they may have the face to assert as truth. So far as regards the feelings of the people of the country on the question of right to Oregon, we believe, that with few exceptions, there is but one opinion, and that is:—“ That our title to the IV1IOLE of tho Territory of Oregon, is clear and unquestionable.” The Democratic party, and the great mass of the Whig party, do not for one moment doubt, our claim to the tcholc of this valuable territory, and there appears to he, and in fact is but one sentiment in reference to its occu pation, and that is, that we will extend our laws and jurisdiction over its broad fields and valleys, PEACEABLY IF WE CAN, FORCIBLY IF WE MOST.” From the Washington Constitution. DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION. At. a meeting of the Democratic Association of Washington city, on Friday evening, the 21st instant, the President being absent, Mr. Norris, the Vice President, took the chair. The follow ing communication was laid before the Associa l'0|>: Washington, Nov. 21, 1844. John C. Rives, Esq. President of the Democratic dissociation. Dear Sir : I beg leave, through you, respect fully to announce to the Association, that the “ Constitution’* newspaper, conducted by Mr. Harris and myself, will, after Monday next, be . published in the city of Baltimore. In changing the location of our paper, no change will be made in its political character. It will, as heretofore, endeavor faithfully and zeal ously to advocate the principles and measures of the Democratic party, as announced by the De mocratic National Convention at Baltimore, and ratified and approved by a majority of the Ameri can people at the late Presidential election.— These principles we deem essential to the per petuity of the furm of Government under which we live, and to the prosperity and happiness of the people, for whose welfare it was instituted. It will strenuously uphold the usages of the par ty, as essential to the success of its principles; and will hold to a rigid accountability the agents ot the people for the manner in which they dis charge the trusts confided to them. Its constant and on remit ted efforts will be devoted, in con junction with the other Democratic presses of the city and State, to unite, harmonize, and strengthen the parly, and secure the success of its princi ples. Be pleased to lay this note before the Associa tion, and believe rne to be, with sentiments of re spect and esteem, your friend, JNO. HEART. After the communication had been read, it was referred to a committee of three; which commit tee, after some time spent in consultation, re ported the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted: Whereas it has been represented to this Asso ciation that Mr. John Heart, one of its members, and one of the proprietors of the Constitution, intends leaving this city for Baltimore, with the view of making it his permanent place of resi dence, and for the publication of that paper; therefore. Resolved, That we would part with him with greater regret, were it not for the knowledge that he will continue to do battle manfully in support i of the great principles of the Democratic party. Resolved, That it is our firm conviction that the “ Constitution,” by the able and zealous man ner in which it advocated correct principles of government, contributed in an eminent degree, in the recent Presidential contest, to the success of the parly in which is embodied those princi I Resolved, That wo well know the proprietors of the •• Constitution,” (Messrs. Harris and Heart,) their talents and their worth, practically and personally ; and ask that the Demociacy of Baltimore—the working patriotic Democracy of Baltimore, who fight well without pay or expec tation of personal reward, and who have provod invincible in so many hard fought battles—to ex tend to those able co laborers in the cause the right hand of fellowship. Resolved, That we cheerfully commend the Constitution” to the patronage and support of the magnanimous, undaunted, and sterling De mocracy of Baltimore, believing as we do that it will prove a most efficient co laborer with the Republican and Argus in the Democratic cause. Resolved, I hat these resolutions be signed by the officers of the meeting, and published in the Democratic papers in this District and the Stale of Alary land, and a ropy thereof forwarded to the President of the Democratic Convention of Balti more city. JOHN E. NORRIS, Presid’t. pro tem, James R. Adams, Secretary. From the N. Y. Tribune. THE GREENE OUTRAGE. Our readers, it is probable, have not get for gotten the account of an affair involving an at : tempt upon the life of Mrs. Vars, recently pub j lished in the Tribune. Since the publication of ; this article a man by the name of John Johnson, J a resilient in Greene, has been arrested by the : Sheriff of Broome County, New York, charged 1 with the murder of the wife of Mr. James Bolt, j of Triangle, in Alay, 1844. It was supposed that Airs. Vars was informed of the cireumslance, and j that, to prevent an expost/re of his crime, the ! monster had made the attempt upon her life which we have already noticed. Johnson, the accused, is said to be one of the : wealthiest men in Greene—is over 60 years of age, and is worth some $70,000. James Bolt, of Greene, the husband of the wo man supposed to have been murdered_was the first witness sworn. From his statements it ap pears that he had been a tenant of Johnson’s. That Johnson had had forcible connection with his wife shortly after his removal to the farm and had sworn to kill her if she disclosed the fact. Bolt accused Johnson, and the latter offer ed to compromise, either by payment in dollars and cents, or in lands. Bolt refused to be paci fied. and removed from the farm. This conver- i sation was held on Saturday. On the next Mon- I day morning Mrs. Bolt left the house, (this in May, 1844,) since when no tidings have been received of her. Bolt’s daughter—a young ttj.i of 15—was called upon as a witness, and stated that she had overheard Johnsor when making tj, above threats against her mother. Mrs. Burdi u (whose case was the same as that of Mrs. Vars— having been gagged, bound and thrown int0~T ditch in a similar manner, and from the effect r which site became deranged, and was sent to Sn asylum as a lunatic,) has recovered from her temporary insanity, and returned to her home— whence she has issned an affidavit that she was knowing to circumstances which left no room f.,r doubt upon her mind as to the guilt of Johnson in tho affairs of the disappearance of Mrs. Bolt She inferred this from conversations which she had overheard between the accused and others_ that she entered the room where one of these conversations were taking place in a very sudden and unexpected manner, and was asked by John son if she had overheard hitn. Upon her an swering in the affirmative, he threatened to kill u"J.e8S 8*,e promised to be silent—which she did. We extract the following from an article iu the Oxford Times, published in Chenango Co the scene of the mysterious occurrences of which it treats ; “ We are t.dd that Mrs. Burdick says, about three weeks after this conversation, Johnsen csmo to her mother’s house when she was alone, and inquired for her mother, that she told him her mother had not got home from Norwich ; that lie said wain shall I do ? that she asked him if he had any work for her to do—any sewing ? that he said no, but businesss of more importance, and said she [Mrs. Burdick] must to do it for him that she then attempted to escape, that Johnson then seized an axe said he would kill her if she left the room ; that before be [Johnson] left he led her into the kitchen, tied her hands behind her with a clothes line, and tied her to a bed post tied a bonnet over her face and then went nut doors and then came back with a flour bag partly tilled that she then took the bonnet from her lace, untied her hands, tied the cord around her wai9t long enough so she could go to the fire while tied to the bed post: that lie then took a quantity of human hones ont of the bag. amono which was the head bones, and others, that he told her they were Mrs. Bolt’s bones, and said she must burn them, that she fainted ; that John son then burnt the bones—that he held an axe over her head, made her get on her knees and said he was afraid she would tell of it, and that i 16 was * mind lo kill her on the spot, that she begged for her life, that he said he would destroy her as he had Mrs. Bolt, and burn her her up as she had seen her hones burn, if^he told of it; that tf he was hung he had friends that would kill her, and that she knew it, as she had lost seen with her own eyes; that he then untied her and went away.” The trial is still progressing, and creates much interest throughout the adjoining counties. J>rom Vales (New York) Beacon. ROBERT OWEN. We find the following, which has gone from this city, been commented on in the A7gus, ditto in the Pleasure Boat, and has again got to New York. We recognise it as genuine, and feel a pleasure in promoting so great a truth, with such an important bearing on Education : An unde nialdt truth. I he world’s convention has ad journed, after settling one important subject, Robert Owen offered a series of resolutions, among which we find the following:—Argus. “ “ Resoloed, That the human rare are born without their knowledge or consent.’’ I am not an infidel, yet am willing to receive truth, let it come from what channel it may. and I honestly believe the following brief extract from the speech of Robert Owen, (who is denounced by the clergy and politicians as an infidel.) de livered at the above convention, contains more good sense, than could be found in all the theology and politics his oppressors can preach in a week. “The great want of society now is. the want of a well educated, well placed population. My plan will produce this, free from the present overwhelming circumstances. I am asked what I mean by overwhelming circustances. I’ll tell you. I’ll fake seven children, born in the same house of the same mother, and in seven succes sive years and I’ll teach them seven different lan guages, seven different religions, seven different sets of habits, seven different sets of prejudices, and I II make them seven of the bitterest foes to each other the world can produce. Or I’ll take the same seven children teach them the same language, religion, habits manners and prejudi ces, and make them so attached to each other, that each will be willing to lay down his or her life for any or all of them. And in our New World we will have but one language, &e. &c., in this way I have now given you” the outline of my plan. nature and art. When Eve, the first of womankind, ii ?ocen Eden roved. Her thoughts were pure as mountain wind, _ An‘| ai* who saw her loved. , 1 ,r, ,?lc screamed a lofty note, t he lion tossed his rnanc, And e’en the linnet’s little throat, Essayed a flattering strain. ie eye the lip—the soul-fraught face, I hese won the first of men : Jbach movement gave to life a grace. ^ * 10 m°fuer of our race— There were no bustles then ? CIVILIZATION AND ART. When Eve through early Eden moved, Anf tuned her maiden voice. It was not strange that Adam loved, He’d only " Hobson’s choice.” Buw'v£cn irn girls arc found at home, With chance for scarce two men, Not idle grace, nor "linnet’s” hum, ill catch the beaux—to make them come, E.ach girl must busilt then. TH nkwyork C’ontr r iiution SHIP FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY. •No. -r>7, Wall street. JYew York. .CAPITAL *300,0001 Insures Buildings in general, Merchandise, House hold rurniture, Ships and their cargoes, (in port only) Ships or Vessels being built, or repaired and every description of Personal Properly. 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