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THE ILLINOIS FREE TRADER.
: 'i i From the Lady' Book. Qcamty m4 e Wa. Y Nll.VUtO'. Beauty t tracing with pottie tn?er Names, on tha ocean' tand one day ; Vatshing how long each wave woulJ linger, Ere it bad wuhed the print away. firat, Hope' aha sketched the wave jut kissed it, Then ank to ocean'a breatt again, Aa half regretful to have missed it, And with the maid let hope remain. Next, Friendship' name, so fond yet fleeting, . . The maiden on the sand enshrined, The wave flowed on -but soon retreating, , No tract of Friendship kft bclibid.' Love's then appeared, 'twas deeply graven On that frail page, by Beauty's hanJ ; The wave returned; ah! silly maiden, Love's vow were ever writ on sand. ; When one by opc, each name haJ perished, Beauty grow wearied of her play ; Findiug that all most prized an J cher.'bed, Some passing wave will awoep f f I "JUSTICE AND EQUALITY." THE FREE TRADER. Wearer Ac Illse, Editors. Ottawa, 111., Friday, Aurust it. lli). DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES, 18-10. FOR PRESIDENT: MARTI VAX lil HI .. FOR VICE PRESIDENT! IIICII AUD M. JOHNSON. FOR ELECTORS OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT, ' ADAM W. SNYDER, of St. Clnir county, ISAAC P. WALKER, u'f Vermilion county, JOHN W. ELDRIDGE, of Cook cmmti, JOHN A. M'CLERNAND,rGVlmeM,7iv. JAMES II. RALSTON, of Atlanta county. diets. Harrison' Duplicitr. 'Oul of thine own mouth will 1 conch inn tho ." When Martin Van Burcn wus first before the people of the United States as a candidate for the Presidency, he was charged by the Whigs with being non-committal on many subjects of import ance to the nation. Out bin letter to ISherrod Williams in 1330, and his whole career since bin election, have completely silenced this charge, and we hear no more of it. Nor can such a charge now be urged against Gen. Harrison. Nu one dare call him non-committal ! The preat fault of the General in, that he commit himvlf too much, on both aides ! There is scarcely a subject of - interest to the nation upon which Gen i has not already expressed two opposite ii u He is and is not an abolitionist, for t.- put a high Tariff, in favor of and opposed ' - X onal Bank, &C 13, in short, all thing to Now for the proof. - :2, in a letter "to the public," which he i ' .,.' 1 to repel the charge t hut be was liicmlly fi1, ho says: i iccusrdof being friendly to shivery. From .: i v t youth to the present moment, I have ardent frit-nd of human liberty. At the ; I became the member of au obolition so . - .Wished at Richmond, Va., the object of ' v s to amcliorato the condition of slaves, w re their freedom by every legal means, ible friend Judge Gatch, of Clermont r ' a also a member of this society, and Ins n me a certificate that I was one. The I . which I then came under, I have fait'' , .'. rtned." . his letter to tho Hon. Geo. Evans, of Maine, he wishes loperamide the abolitionists that he is still friendly to their cause, repeats what he said in 1822, but with tho injunction, don't pub lish it. At Cincinnati, too, he wished to prntuado the abolitionists of his friendship, if tho following extract from a speech lately made at an abolition convention in Massachusetts, by Mr. Leavitt, the editor of the Emancipator, may bo relied on: Mr. Leavitt said, "ho knew the fact that Gen. Harrison, since his recent nomination, and before, had pained much of their favor and confidence in his personal intercourse with the abolitionist of Cincinnati, lie had visited the anti-slavery rooms there, and had led many true-hearted ubohtiouistH to believe that ho was with them in the great work of emancipation." But at the same time while Gen. Harrison is se cretly endeavouring to persuade the abolitionists of the wrrth of his friendship, ho writes to Gov. Owen of the south, thus: You ask me whether I am now, or ever have been, a member of an abolition society. " an-noer, decisively, no 1" This is said unquubJtU(, and in the concluding paragraph of this le V even endeavours to cast odium upon the tmot the Ohio Stall sinan, for publishing on extract from his own writings declaring that he had belonged to an obolition o- ciety. And in a letter to a whig committee of Kentucky, he says in reference to hi anti-abolition sentiment in his Cheviot and Vincenucs , speeches, that his opinions are still unchanged, uid that "he could not be an honest man and el low the publication to go out with his sanction, if he had changed hit opinion." Do not these extracts from the General's own writing smack strongly of duplicity? But leaving abolition, let us hear the General on another subject. In letter written in 1622 r bile he was a candidate for congress, he says i "Si a In your last paper you recommend to the candidates at the ensuing election, to publish their political creeds, that the electors may have a fair opportunity of choosing the scntimiu' which bent accord with their own. I have ever believed that every elector ha a right to make this coll upon those who offer their service to the people, and that tlit tandidalca ami soosd to answer it." But in Lii speech it Fort Meigs, which wa published in pfa of the Free Trader, bis opinion i entirely changed, and he speaks thus: "I will flow, fellow citizens, givo you my rea sons for having refused to give pledge and opi nion mora freely than I have done nince my iic miuation for the Presidency. Many of the state-, orciit pitbliibed upon this subject arc by itv mean correct ; but it is true that it is my opinion, that NO PLEDGE chould be nude by an individual when in nominal n for any office in the gift of the people." And at Cleveland, while on the same ekction eeiing tour, he repeats it in theke words : V "I deem it inconsistent with the genius of our free institutions, for candidates for oiFice to give PLEDGES to the public before the election. Naw mark how tenaciously he sticks to the prin ciple iu the following ex tract fiom the same speech : "If elevated by the voice of my countrymen to the Presidency of the United itateg, I HtlREB V PLEDGE MYSELF to withdraw from office at the expiration or single trrm !" How easily the General "relapse into forget fulness !" Next har the General with rajjurd to his cele brated conscience l.ecj injr commiU'-e. In hi hi :o the Hon. JuScph L. Williams, of May IS, 1440, lie rays : "All il.c connection which I have ever had .villi the Cou'tapouduig Committee of Hamilton coun ty h, ihot Ire mated Me COMMITTEE, through its cbairmt'i. M;ij-ir Gwynue, to ijivc the informa tion sought for." Now sec what he suya in his speech at f'olnin bus, a short time afterwards : "I have no committee, fellow ntiens, confiden tial or other. W hen the famous Oswe go letter waa received, it was reud, uml, ns iihual with such letters, I endorsed it and handed it to Major Gwynue. But it secms,whcii the answer wus prepared, it wus signed alto by his colleagues of the county or city committee. Of all thin 1 knew niitlihg nor in their eupucilij of comoiitrr, HAD THEY ANY THING TO DO WITH MY LETTER!" Will any dure hereafter to doubt the General'k veracity ? The General iua ilso expressed hiuiaclf on the subject of State Rights, Aic. in bis Cheviot spcreh, of which he bus lately "allowed a publi cation to go out with hiu sanction," ha liulJs the following language : "This division of power beUeoii the govern ment of the (,'uiuu and of the t!.ucs. nvj eieuteil a belief that they must of lieccsity iiecomo tita gonift principles. Not that tli-y are eipjally dan gerous; lor whilst the general government is con sidered the very 1'arvatt, which iu eventually to destroy the whole system, the .State Right interest is represented in thu amiable light of exerting her self to preserve, the balance of power iuteudeJ by the constitution. That some of the uhlest and best men ol tho country are ol thin opinion, I most 1 sincerely believe. But I us firmly believe that this dreadful spectre if consolidation has Utn iom dimes used, and exposed to the indignation of the people, as a mcuns of effecting purpuma which ore not ol u uyn promotive if public goott. Con stituted us in the Cuvcrnment of the Union, it up. pcara'to me ttere ii not the least dtir-r of its en croaching on the rights of the states." Now read the following from bin speech at Fort Meigs, already referred to: "I have been called a Fiderulist. Well, what is a Federalist 1 I recollect what the word for merly signilied, and there arc many others present who recollect its proper signification idso. They know the Federal party were accused of a design to strengthen the hands of the General Government ut the ejiicnse of the separate states. That accusa tion could not and cannot apply to me. I was brought up ufter ilie strictest manner of Vi. ginia Anti-Federalism. Wt. Paul himself was no great er devotee to the doctrines of the Pharisees, than was I, ly inclination and a father's precepts and example, to Anti-Federalism. I was taught to be lieve thut, iuoner or biter, thui fatal aitaxlronhe to human liberty would take place that the Gcncrul Government uvu Id swallow up all the state rm-trn-ments, and that one department of the Govern ment would swallow all other departments." Who will say that tho above extracts arc not frovv different creed 1 Now, it would appear, his great objoct is to prevent consolidation, tiikm he considered consolidation a mere "spectre." Does not, then, according to the above definition he has given of the term Federalist, tho General prove himself to have been one iu 18331 The resolutions which Gen. Harrison offered in tho Ohio Legislature in 1819, instructing the Ohio senators and representatives in Congress in favor ef a high Tariff, and his late promise to the Whigs of Staunton, that if elected to the Presidency "he would not interfere with the Compromise Act," show that be has a northern and a southern opi nion on that subject. But tho United States Bank appears to be the hardest knot for the General. It is hard to uct him out on this subject. He has, however, here too haid something pro and con. For instance, iu 1822 he said, "The charter given to the Bank of the United Stutcavas uncoiiHtitiomd "and the Whigs of Virginia iu their bite Address to the people thereupon say, that "his unqualified decla ration that it was uuconstitioiial is before you," and they arc assured that "there is no reason to bc lievo that he is in favor of a bank in any form." Yet in his letter to Sherrod Williams he appears to thikk differently ; for he says : "The question for mo to consider, is, whether, under tho circumstances you state, if elected to the office of President, I would sign an act to char ter another Bank. I answer I would, if it were clearly ascertained that the public interest would materially suffer without one, and there were une quivocal manifestations of public opiuioii in its fa vor." By the manner in which he bos qualified his expressions, it is easily seen that he wished to leave a false impression with tho reader. But the Whigs always urged, that "tho public interest would materially suffer without one," and would not Gon. Harrison consider bis election on "une quivocal manifestation cf public opinion in its favor 1" But to settle all scruples that might arise among his friends the banktnen, and to make "assurance surer still" that if elected they have nothing to fear from him, he publicly declares from the piiuxa of the American House at Cleveland, that "should he bo elected, he will give his cment to' oil laws which may be passed by both ll mscs of Cungretst iiowirtn much Tius law mat utAOAisrr UtS OW OPtMIOMS A!fD Jt'KnM f.HT." This is promising by wholo-sale, and is more than- was ever wanted or expected from him. "He will give his assent to all law," no matter whether establishing a National Bank for the Northern Whigs, the pet bank system for Tallmadgo and Rives' ''Conservative" faction, or the Sub-Trcasu ry system for the South I will sign any thing at oil, "no matter how much against my own opi nions and judgment," only give me your votea Thu lie is willing, that he may please all parties, entirely to surrender the Veto Power the most efficient power the President has "to preserve, pro tect, and dtfriid tho Constitution of the United Stotc." But here let n end for the present this incon jruou jargon of iuconsistcnciri. It is, indeed, a wie ''jsoEcy, that the General make no forth de claration of principle for the public eye ;" ftr the more declarations he makes, the more docs lc ex pose himself to ridicule and contempt; Wcthink it must be ppporent to every one, by this time, that Gen. Harrison is either a great hypocrite, trying to be all things to all men, or that he has1 no :cat, fixed piinciplc of ny bind to regulate his conduct. But be he what he may a hypocrito or an imbecile old man his duplicity renders him unworthy the confidence of any paity, and his election to the highest office in the gift of the American people, would b a disgrace to the country. AppoiiiCinrol lr the I'rcdidcul, By and w'th the. aih ice and consent of the He.iwte. Mium.o.v Dicar.aso, to be United Sutcs Jude fr the District of New Jerhoy, in the place of William Russell, deceased. Thomas Jamks, Receiver of Pudlic Money for the distiht of lands, subject to sale at Danville, Illinois, vice Jtensoii JI. Anderson, who declines the appointment. RECEIVERS GENERAL. Sri.p.ii-..' Allkv, at the city of New York, in the State of New York. Is i ac Hi li., at the city of Boston, in the State of Mussaclunetts. - J ij si. pit Joiinso, at the city of Charleston in the Slate of South Carolina. Gkohgk IVx.v, at the city of St. Louis in the State uf Missouri. Itmtiuipdon of Nprcie I'uymrnl. The banks of South Carolina immediately re sumed Hpi'cie payment upon the receipt of the news of the 'passage of the Independent Treasury Bill. Let the banks generally go and do likewise, and, like honest men, pay their debts, lebturc their credit, and commence housekeeping on a more economical (il..n. Vnioii 4'otiuljr. We are informed thut out of about 700 lotes polled in this county at the lute election, the Whijj candidate lad 15! Where is there anothercouu ty that can equal Union county, Illinois ? Journeymen Printers. W understand iliat ilieio i un attes t uiui'e by one of the employing piiiiters at Chicago to re duce tho journeymen's wages, which are, we are informed, already as low there as lit nny place iu the Union, iu proportion to expense, Ac. As such attempts can scarcely over be conducive to the real interests of tho employers generally, and must always injure those of the journeymen, we hope that, ut least so long as there is no greater reason than now exists to lower any wages, the journeymen may not be compelled to submit to the unjust measures of one out (if five or six employ ers, by nuy of their fellow craftsmen from abroad, or by the senility or disaffection of any of their associate craftsmen at Chicago. NEWS BY THE MAILS. lianhof Virginia, The Richmond Whig nays : The stockholders of this institution dosed their session on Thursday night. We understand they passed a resolution requesting all the officer ev cept the president and directors, to resign and then for the directors to re-elect such as they may choose. This resolution was adopted by a majority of about 2300. A resolution requesting all the oliicers to resign, was offered, but w.-n voted down Vy about 200 to 400. The New Orleans Gas Bank, says the Whee ling Gaettee, having determined to give up the buriiiess of banking, a few days ago burned its notK to the amount of $2,178,000. These had all been redeemed with Fpecie. The bank lias but 211,000 iu circulation, which will share the same fate whenever found. Another Steamship. The steamship President left Livupool for New York on tho first of August. She is said to be the largest and most magmliccn! steamship that has ever been built. She measures 2,300 tons, being 350 larger than the British Ijueen. ISmhs in the Sta'erf New York. All the bunks of thin stato are by tow required U. i'dfcm their notes from July onward, at half per cent, discount, either at New York or Albany. Benjamin Smith, a book-keeper in the Pennsyl vania Bank, has disappeared, after taking about f 100,000 out of tho bank. He wa a stock specu lator. Cottos Crop. The Natchez Free Trader tales thut tho prospects of the cotton crop, where the soil has suffered no inundation of tho Missis sippi, are grand beyond parallel. The growth has been uncommonly rapid, and if the weather continues dry, great quantities will bo picked in the month of July. 7'i Eastern Crop. Tho Boston Courier gives a most favorable account of the appcaruncc of the crop in that vicinity. Rye, oats, barley, and corn give promise of a most bountiful harvest, nd the fruit crop never was greater, nor the quality liner; vegetables are equally abundant and superior; and the contemplation of the season brings tho writer to on ejaculation of praise "to tho bounty of Him, whose path drop fatness, and who maketh tho fields to shout and the valleys to sing for jr." James Clohisscy, an Irish hatter, presented a hat to Col, Johnson, in New York, which the old sol dier received with demonstration of pleasure. Oi'trr JilUon, a Revolutionary soldier, died at Providence, H. I. aged 80. An Old Revolutionary Drum.-M tho Demo cratic celebration of the fourth at Quincy, Mass, an old Revolutionary soldier, marched in compa ny with tho procession of musician, beating the identical drum, which he beat in tho "day that tried men' souls." Onions trantporttd.-U is aid that 4 vessels have gone with onions to the West Indies, and 2 more are loading for the same place with a similar freight, all from Philadelphia. , tiiutto Tucw. Tho Post Master Ceneral of Texas repift editors thtoughout tho United State, to etate, that Unlcsa the postage on Ietteis and paper for that country from the United Sutes are paid to the boundary line, they never can find the way to their place of destination. Steam on Common lividr. It is stated in an English paper that., a steam carriage went from Brighton to Deptford, 65 miles, iu three hours and a half, over the stage road. lhdlh of Charleston. The Mercury of ihe 17th instant, remarks that the citizens of Charleston have perhaps never had more just cause, at this season of the year, to be grateful for the blessing of general health, than at present Dug's Tongues.- It is said that the Western In dians use the tongues of little woolly dogs to wipe out their cooking vessels. For the Free Trader. Mi.ssns. Enrro ns Permit me through the me dium of your paper, to call the attention of the public to the evils which arc growing upon us by the unrestrained and almost unlimited circula tion of shiu-plastera or individual scrip. It wa with considerable difficulty that the peo ple could be induced to take canal scrip when it was first put in circulation, and why 1 Becaue (and they reasoned justly) it would drive current money from circulation, and substitute that which could only be used within a limited sphere and at depraciated prices. But at present it would seem as though ull fears of ultimate loss, or the banish ment of money from circulation, had subsided, and shin-plasteis of almost every description and to a fearful amount have been suffered to creep into circulation, unchecked and almost unnoticed; and the consequences which were foreboded are daily seen iu every business transaction, and dy every business man. Small change, and the usual currency of the country, are no longer seen; nor can they be drawn tVom the pocket of the bolder, so long as these bhiu-plasters can bo forced off in the ordinary business transactions of the day. Al most every man's pocket is now crammed with 'Good for 12$ cents on demand, payable in cur rent vault bills or scrip, whenever one dollar is presented." issued by a great number of men, with wl 'JSC ubility to redeem tlioin, tin" public are wholly unacquainted, and to an amount that necessarily creates distrust in the minds of all. Now, shall this state of lliings continue, and the evils, which are already great, he suffered to grow upon us unchecked 1 or shall something be done to avert the consequences of exchanging our goods and the product of our labour fur that, with ihe value of which wc are altogether ume .glinted, and which is thrown indiscriminately into circa laiion, by one as well as another 1 With the business nitn of the town, in a great measure, must rest the consequences which will follow the depreciation ornon-reuemptionofthosc shin-plasters, because, by their taking them, the farmers, who do business with them, are led to be lieve that they arc safe in exchanging the products of their labor for them, and that they will serve as a medium of trado between them and the mer chant and the mechanic, instead of the usual cur rency of the country. For a time, their unrestrained circulation will lead to their adoption by all classes as a business medium, and their flow will only be measured by the demand for them, without a reference to the ability of makers to redeem them, until their su perabundance, and the case with which they are obtained, will create alarm alarm will beget en quiry a run w ill he made upon the makers, and consequence" which all prudent men can foresee, will lbliow. It is estimated that not les& than $1000 of these small shin-plasters are now in circulation, and ad ditions arc being made to the amount every few days, and, should no effort be made to check their flow,.aud drive buck the tide which is sweeping every vestige of current money from circulation, the merchant and mechanic will be compelled to ctosc the'? doors, and debts which have been con tracted foi goods and materials to carry on their several hr inches of business, will remain unpaid, and credit and pocket will buffer alike. Again I ak, what shall be done toput a stop to these evils, and restore to circulation whatever of good money there may be in the country T II. lira. ITI'Cliirc's Nprrch. We have been favoured with a sketch of Gen. M'Cujbe's speech, delivered at a Democratic Convention, lately held at Geneva, in Kane coun ty. It is a mere outline of the speech, taken hasti ly by a friend, who was a delegate. Resolutions being introduced by a com mittee in relation to Gen. Harrisons great military achievements. Gen. M'Clure was called upon to express his views. He responded to the call, stated that it was with some reluctance that he ap proached the subject, as he was personal hj Gen. Harrison's friend, but politically they were an immense distance apart, and that, as the General was now brought be fore the people as a candidate for the high est office in their gift, he considered him public property, and a proper subject for the people to investigate, whether or not he was duly qualified for the discharge of so important a trust. The General said, that in relation to his military services, he knew something, partly from personal observation, and partly from other sources. He said, the present generation had recently made dis coveries in relation to Gen. Harrison, as a great military chieftain, that truly asto nished him. The Executive and Con gress of 1813 must have been a stupid and ungrateful set of blockheads to deny him a vote of thanks, if he rendered such ser vices. Gen. Armstrong, who was then Secretary at War, and who, it is pre sumed, was well acquainted with all Har rison's plans and movements, has recently published a book, entitled, "Notices of the War of 1812 13," full 20 pages of which are occupied with severe strictures on Harrison as commanding General, which he sutlers to pass without notice or con tradiction. The Geueral said, it would give him great pleasure to give a more fa- vorabte account of Harrison's generalship, but for the life of him he could not disco ver that he ever had rendered any valua ble services in that line, with the excep tion of the battle of the Thames. Here the General went into a full detail of that battle,, and proved clearly that Col. John son was the real hero of the Thames : and that the battle of Tippecanoe, instead of being a victory, (as General Harrison.s friends will have it,) was a most shameful efeat. I here the General showed him self deficient in the military art ; he suffer ed himself to be outwitted by the strata gem of the wily Prophet. The ground chosen for his enenmpment could be the only inducement fur the Indians to attack hirn iu the night, and for that reason they made the General believe they would trcaH with htm the next day. If he gained a victory, why did lie not pursue it 7 It is a maxim in war, that if an army gain the victory, no respite must be given to the enemy : the cavalry s reserve should be detached in pursuit of them. It is by vi gorously pursuing a beaten and disorga nised army, that we reap the advantages of victory. The mere dilTorcnce between the killed and wounded in the field of bat tle, is of np moment. It is by capturing the vanquished, that a balance is struck in our favor. The slaughter of some 20 or 30 Indians cannot be put in competition with the capture of 500 or 1000. Harri son, it was said, lost 200 men in that bat- tie. These brave men were sacrificed because Harrison had the enemy conynr'K h"nd U attempts to force on the com- r.ii,.i.. i- .u - l tin tv a Iraudu cm ana worttucss cuneiicj. pletely in his power on the previous day' y , , ' il,,, r, , - c irii tTho .mkchaxic and the rnorFKssiosAi mis Hut he did not observe one infallible max! .....,.,- r mir e,Unms. Bcloneiwr , K Ul im in war "ISevcr to postpone till Uv'the morrow" as the non-observance of th lias lost many battles. But the lave it that he gained a signal victoi,Mry t0 tf u?ral and political gn-atness of rv. Well, said the tipnnrnl. if tho lrir struetion of the Indian village of lo? c(tljinP!;ni"' a lben , , , .iiation nm rtfmiBaiid. an., wigwams was a victory, men, indeed Ha did he obtain one. Here the General wayt interrupted by loud laughter. His remarkt a sense of jirtu-c to advocate anti sustain tne on Harrison's movements at the Kapit osrri5 "f l')p , DV"":nAV,Ci 1V?tVm.'1a! i , r p r . t i i '''rer I 'lcr,' rtsercfw, will be found on tUe and in defence of Fort Meigs, and on tlui nf .t,.,,,,,,..,,- an,i the ionic's rights op- arrest of Col. Croghan for giving the cne-Ld my complete drubbing s complete drubbing at Fort Stephcn - 1 . ' son, l uid not uistinclly Hear. lie also,. alluded to Gen. Harrisons movements!, o Gen. Harrison s n when he joined him on the Niagara fronted the prosperity and el! igh ruined the imputed the disaster and destrier.111 RrcaVr8 . fL1!"" "JLTZ'. tier, anu imputcu tne uisastcr anu ucairuc-; 1 : tion of that frontier to Harrison's abandon,, ineni oi tne expedition against inc eneimyrntion. r.'l Wc have taken our IIIU J D V Allm A A s v-7 marked, also, that lie had been censuree?" by many for destroying the town of New,h him, and, on his leaving, returned it, re marking at the same time that he approved it, and ordered him (M'Clure) to put it in execution at the proper time. The Gene ral closed his remarks on the military ca- reerof Harrison, with the the following an ecdote : he said that Cesar, after a very bloody battle, at which he made a narrow escape, said "that heretofore he had fought for victory, but in that case he fought for his life." The latter part of Cesar's re mark would apply to Harrison, as most of his fighting was in the defensive and for life. 'The General said, he would be at a loss to know to which political party General Harrison belonged, were it not that he wc nominated and supported by the Federal or Whig party, as he refuses to satify en quirers on mat nead or to give ins views in relation to great national interests. He has delivered up his principles, conscience and all, to a committee of his friends, who refuse to disclose them. He said he could not take him on trust, but would take him at his word ; and, as he says his opinions have undergone no change, we must view him as the past friend of the ever memo rable administration of- the elder Adams, und r whose reign the odious Alien and Sedition Laws passed. The General said, that the latter act he should never forget, for he had made a narrow escape from the pains & penalties of its provisions himself; for, not having the fear of John Adams before his eyes, he once used some language that brought upon him the penal ties of that law. A complaint was enter ed against him, and, while at the head of his company of light infantry on the 4th of July, he was arrested by a civil officer. One of the company asked to see the war rant, who tore it to pieces, and told the magistrate that he could not find a gaol strong enough to hold his captain. There the matter ended. Gen. Harrison from his own account, says that he was a favor ite friend of Mr. Adams, who, it appears, appointed him to several important offices. Now whether General Harrison, if elect ed, would attempt to revive those old acts, he would not pretend to say, but it was an old adage, that "a burnt child dreads the fire," and the safest way was not to give him the power. Gov. Polk. On the 4th ult. at Knox ville, Gov. Polk publicly declined running for the Vice Presidency, and announced himself as a candidate for re-election to the office of Governor of that state. Hallo. Mister!" cried a nasscnecr in a stage coach to a rough looking pedes trian, "can you tell me what has become of those goslings which were hatched last year on the top of that rock t "Four of them aro dead, sir," returned Jonathan, "and the other I perceive is a passenger in the stage coa:h." The gentleman was used up. ark, but he d d it according to orders ; for,''" "' vo,n.r,t's 01 nn.. , , -"-, 1T . . i ,? , , , , vor to perpetuate its permanency by hora when Harrison joined him, he handed J, thp rr'ilir'jpils nf jn-rr.aso- and Jacksot, nvrr the order of the Secretary at AVar tot" s.i, t tnhr dixiinetlv understood, that we v,. - - j i The 8 team Boat KxploaUn. The Steamboat Erie was towed up to this port on Tuesday evening by the Mil waukee. The explosion took place about three miles above Maiden. The follow ing statement of passengers on board the Erie at the time of the disaster, gives the full particulars' of it : . - Tuesday, August 4, 1840. This morning at half past 1 1 oVUtttc an explosion took place on board the steamboat Erie, which caused the death of two persons, and injured four others, two of whom will not probably survive long. The accident was caused by the bursting of the steam chimney which forced tho steam down through the flues, under the boilers, and into the fireman's hold, where the following persons were engaged in their capacity as firemen, &e. William Dely, fireman, scalded dead. Charles Hamberlin, fireman, scalded not dangerous. Edward Irwin, deck hand, scalded since dead. Timothy Buckley, deck hand, scalded since dead. Andrew Loncy, Fort Gratiot, working' his passage badly scalded since dead. James Corey, Buffalo, deck passenger badly scalded since dead. All the persons who were scalded were in the fireman's hold, none others having been injured by the explosion. Mt -ff . ' ... . till. rmaliou .i p j:uny can respecting w paper of rH.rr n of the country, and expose with tin 1 7 1 1 J . ta niiwv - - ' - - first, we shall at all time be pleased to ad- ate and sustain ttinr rights, ewi rentier kucii Zlt rotinlrv. we will with "open hearts and service our ()W ob M thc -r,ENEijAI. .pwRE," before stated, wc are impelled to monopolies of all kinds, whether state oi JC(t to monopolies OI Ull Jhiuuo, vwniii... . fc"l - rr""'a l( 11 " officers lor wo m ii 1 ..H .!. .,t il nmrn In til UltlllSlOn , . ..,, .i h j...e anj grtn.,1 deirn t,.. which have for a seaion '" " " . ln tMi, ... oml even- free -m ijir j.i k- made m-vpnaiiitcd with their stand on the parapet of fmnrriu-v iro in a tun f r..ll convietVin of its punty, as the oniv Mte-gutrl onereo io inc inu.n.- of the free institutions of our country. But, -I. ii in hp ilintinetlv un "JS'oWX SWIFT, flexter, II. R. WILLIAMS, Buffalo, It. II. RUSS, Warren, Ohio, R. A. INGERSOLL, do A. B. HINSDELL, Elyria, III., R. BARTLETT, Green Bay, HENRY COLLINS, Michigan, B. L. KEYES, Bristol, Ohio, N. STEWART, Detroit, WILLIAM COLE, do J. S. SILSBEE, Cincinnati,' WILLIS KING, Chicago. On the arrival of the Erie here, the collector of this port directed Mr. Tho mas G. Moore, the inspector of steam boilers, to visit her, and see whether she had a proper license under the steamboat law, and ascertain the true cause of the disaster. Mr. Moore, we understand, after due examination, reports that the Erie has the certificate of Mr. John Hib bard, inspector of steam boilers at Buffa lo, dated May 1st, 1810, that the boat were in good condition, and that the acci dent occurred as stated in the card of the passengers, by the explosion of live steam chimney, which was not braced as it should have been. The bodies of the unfortunate men who " were killed on boatd the Erie, were ap propriately interred in the city burying ground yesterday. Detroit Free Press. . -'-. . -j. NOTIC12. THE heirs of Norton Gum, deceased, late of the county of La Salle, and State of Illinois, are hereby notified that I intend to present a petition to the Cir cuit Court, to be holden at the Court House in the town of Ottawa, in said county, on the second Monday in lo- vemher next, at the opening of the court, to enable me to sell all the -real estate of the said Norton Gum, deceased, to pay the debts of the said estate, (the personal estate being insufficient,) when and where the said heirs can appear and show cause, if any there is, why the said petition should not be granted. DAVID READER, . Administrator of the said Estate. July 24. 1840. 10T5w. . 2 BOXES OF LEMON SYRUP, jusl received per Steamer Fayette, and for sal by WALKER & SANGER. June 6. 3 tf. NOTICE. IHE Subscriber has on hand a few hundred dollars TO LET, in small eim3, with undoubted security, on a short time. Cash will be paid for in dividual notes, due on a short time, widi twelve per ceut interest, and with approv ed signers." It will be useless fof V.iy person to apply unless the most satisfac tory security is offered. Warrants ""of Attorney to confess judgment against the drawers of notes when due, will in all cases be required. R.K.SWIFT. Troy Grove, July 25, 1810. 11 tf.