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THE ILLINOIS FREE TRADER.
loa Tilt jlu.no: fhkj: Tauirn. Answer To maldn,f.y to the prairie with r.t." -beloved one;) es to fhe prairie with thee. From the laud of icy birth, I will joyfully jVef.' I'll exchange with a smile this home, beauteous and lair, - lor the cot which you offer, foryou will be. there. Oh Fashion and. Weal till year nought when jo 'Oainst love, whoso null dictate:? the proudest obey.' '-. Ami Fame' gaudy 'charms fade tw ay JiUe a sigh; D'lieath the warm glance of o love lighted eye, . " ' Then, dWst ami next, tn the prairie I'll fl."j - ' For dU my soul prizes It finds put in thee. " Thy pillow of furs will be soft lojiiy Lead r For love a liht halo around it will shad.. . . To watch thy gay steul m pryud! he nuhes, Where each hounding step a wild lloweret crushes, And know thy spirit with pjewure is wcHins, Until it forjeU the hnra to its dwelfm? : v ' , To list thy return' til) hope lUvkcna l fear; ' JVud check, lea it pain thee, anvi, tw U nr; To greet thre uhli smile, when at but thou dust . - . come, , " ' , " And make an Eh slum thy X-Ait f oUajje howe . To prove to thee daily iriy fondness ami h ulh : For this to the prairie, to"u tig hunter, I'll Hee, ' x: And own it earth's Eden, o thfttt art with tie. mm "JUSTICE AND EQUALITY." THE FREETRADER. Weaker Hlr, IMilora. Otttiwtt, Hi.,- Friil.1), ; NrjirciulTr 1!, i-!0; DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICAN" CANDIDATES, Ift'lO, FOIl PREfSlDKNT: . niAKTiK van iirin:.. FOR VICE l'JlElDRN'P: Itl( II VItl FOR ELECTORS OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT ADAM W. KNV'DKK, rS''. Clair county, 1MAA0 Y. "WAl.KF.U, of Vermilion county, JOHN' W. F.M'RinC V of Cw,k eouoty, JOHN A. M'CI,F.UNAM),rr;a,'(iciiH;. JAMBS II. IIUMVOX, of Mums co'infi. The rointntifiloaiori Binned, "A." the author w ill diicover i omitted. We can read almost my kind of writing, but whon re(iiired to rea l tfjall lrarki,ui reduce them to orthography, we niUKt have more leiHure thaii we have at prewnt. ficii. Tharataa niid I he CiiuhI. We noticed a ahort timn aine that Gen. Thorn ton had auereeded in obtaining a loan in London 1o tlie amount "of ; mi IV on of dollar, for the rontraetora on tlin Illinois and Michigan Canal, who had received honda frflm "the State to that mount, and employed Oen. Thornton to proceed to Europo eod endeavor todipoeof them. The General returned from hia mianion and met the eontractors at T.orkport on the 29th ultimo, for the purpose of informing them of the reat'lt of hia lahora, which he doubtless considered of much tm porlancc, a the following ataUment taken from the Juliet Courier will ahow. 'J'ho Courier nay The honda were negotiated at 83 per cent, in London, and the commiaxions paid out amount to 3 percent., to wit t . To broker in London, for inlmdudlon, 4c J per cent., ' ?.l(0 To houac through which negotiation wa effected, 2 per cent., , 20,000 To Gen. Thornton for PERSONAL SERVICES, U percent., . 12,500 f37,rno "The exchange between London and New York is 0 per cent., and onf 12.f00 would amount to Jl.125, which make $13,025 in New York. "The etchaiv'C between Chicago and New York i about 7 per cent., which on l 3,02.1 i equal to ?953,7.1. which makes Gen. Thornton's compensation for his trip to Europe, only the trifling sum of 14,578 75!" Thus Gen. Thornton has received fimrlttn thnuxind fit hundred mid revtnty-rlght ihllart mid uventyflve rentt from the contractors for his labors, whilst at the samo time ha receives from the Stale $! per day as Canal Cuiniuisaioner, which will amount to nearly ?500 more, and all for the labor of a few months. As the State loie nothing by this Jltrring operation practised upon the contractors, (save the f 5 per day which he receives as commisiioncr, and the fno thousand he pockets, which might aid in completing the work) ihe public ot large have nothing to do with it, as it is entirely confined to the contractors and the General themselves, Hut, the General's conduct in this transaction places him In rather a bad light before the public, Here is a public functionary, elected by the legis lature, and at the time doubtless considered a high minded and upright man of marked ability am1 well qualified for the resjmnsible station if ("anal Commissioner. His e orrcrt deport mcpt won for him the confidence and esteem of those who !; accepted contracts under him. They employ liim to negotiate for them, relying entirely on his hontnty for the faithful discharge of his duties, He negotiates for themj hut does he rely on their honutyot laterality for i just compensation for his services! No! Heexacti himself, and that too, like fchyloek, 'the rj "pound of Jlh." This transaction carries on its face, to say the least of it, something akin to gmtttl iwlndlh'g, and wj may well exclaim u if the thiuir br dune In the gum tree what tuny lum been done in the dry?" . We have, on eevcral occasions, heard OieJcnn- ral, together with lus frtemporsrU-s, accused of Htrtiatlty,nd of jirertiiing a system of iin7;,.i with the contractors on the Canal, which we bore toforedid not credit, but judging from hia course relative to this transaction, we ere inclined to bo , lwve (hut t"ueyarc not without foundation. , . v : We have heard the Canal Commissioners ac- cused of letting the contract lor furnishing water-' lime, (cemetij) at 50 cl i. per bushd, when the fame miht have been furnished at one-half the amount.- I lhi so l Who can iuf nn us on the subject! IV tlie ('uiiul Commissioner know that Jie article furnished u watcr-liine U of a ifOod (junlity, and .that the cot. tractors deliver the full amount for which tliev char,'e! Thin item will amount to a large Finn, nrj'l its importance demands nriention frorii the Cnir.miMimirrs. . Various rlurip relative to the vfl" inl conduct of the CornuiUoojicjs ure in circulation, and doiiHl -ss roiiu' of theui are nnfounded, and orii f.ato through party or personal eousiduiationn. Fur ourselves, we are dinposc d to fct entirely iij- JejKTid;:Hof any motives of lhL nature, and eon jti Jrr If our J;'ty,n conductor ot'a ttltli journal, to ft rrit out' ahu., if abuses rxjst. and expose (hem ta the world, rci;ardKs'of'fear, favor or at! cjion. (Jen. Thorntoi.'s having exjvaed a detcrmina linn to retire from The station he now filla, h;mld not exempt him from hawiig hi." Olli' ial conduct xiimiui'd, andevtiry Illiuoian being n?udc atruuin- d with hi oMi'i;il ants. If be Iiim be n a faith lul )u'lie olTicer, he Nhotild receive the applause and hearty approbation of the ndilic if the con- trary U the cane, hia acta ahnuM follow him tliro' Uie remainder of hU day and cling to him an did the poiHoned ahirt to the back of iS'csiius, and his Inunc lie handi j Joimi to prwu-rity a a by-word Of reproach to c it doera. ,' We may TMiVn thia aithject hereafter, lit the meantime we aball prosecute our en'nieries, and ahull make noch r," a uuleNA thev can be suflaincd by unquestionable teatimony. I bf 'Iotiej' f Ihe 'JreiiI OjpMilinH lVn ljr.' In republics there will always he parties, and as a means of bringing great jaincipli-s or mcaMirea to tlie test til puUlie opinion, they are no only eiuinently useful, but iiidispen.-table, Jtut this can be the only legitimate object of a party) and iiO soon as this is lost bight of by any party, it can no longer be useful or even safe. It is a nntiintl Hupposilinu, loo, that before the people can be ex pected to pasa judjjiiiuit upon the principles of any party, they must be clearly avowed and laid lie fire thcpuhlic for examination and discussion, Willi out this no judgment can be formed, and to decide upon any mr-a iure or principle la forcTnngablc, to judgo of its good or bad qualities, Would be no ess unreaaouablc loan unjufit. The present whig party, therefore, in refusing to avow its principles, ms rendered ilself unworthy of consideration or support. . In the, event of it triumph we cannot help but loi e, lor it never would refuse to avow its principles if they' wero believed to be better than those opposed to them. If it is said ill behalf of the whigs that they merely wish to overthrow the Lad principles upon which the government is now administered, it does not in the feast better their case. The ba nishment of one set of principles must be follow- el by the introduction of another. What these new ones arc to be like they studiously avoid tel ling us, but give us good grounds for Mlspcrting that they are far from being popular, for they have considered it tlieir Lent "policy," to "make no dc duration of principles for the public eye ;" i, c. to roucca! thorn. Utit merely to conceal their principles the. whis knew would not insure their success. They must have some rallying point, and something by which to gain partisans. Now, nothing is easier than to find fault. There never has vet been an individual or a government that could not be abuned and vil lified. Wiuhiuclou himself did not escape ca lutnny ; and the abuse of Jcll'crson, Madison, and Jackson is still ringing in our ears. This plan was therefore adopted, to abuse ami villify the present admiuiHtrulion. i'he signal was given. The (lood-gatea of venom were thrown open, and like a mighty torrent from tho mountain top it came thundering down. , The administration was ac cused of ruining the commerce of the country, de. stroying tho credit syntem, and of a design to re duce the wages of laborors to a ahilllng a day ; of wasteful expenditures in the administration of go vernuicnl,' and in tho purchase of beds and bed steads, spoons, knives,' forks, basins, night ware, Ac; of a design to raise a standing army of 200 000 men to keep tho people in awe ; of uniting the pune with the sword j of every thing, in short that calumny rould lay hold on, and ingenuity could invent., But this was only part of the "no. liey.". The whig know that to abuse the mime Miration would not alone beaullieient. I'he same plan had been tried before to defeat thn election of Jefferson, and, in fact, all the democratic presl ilents. To carry on the war successfully, there. fore, something entirely new and brilliant some thing really worthy of tho inventive genius of the "Great Opposition Party" had to be devised And what was this tniparaldled allairl "Cuiill- cttcre, omnt intriiliiur ora temhint .'" They hit upon the rare plan of gaining the confidence of tho people by tickling their fancies and administering to their appetites! by building log cabins and $1 cffniting them with coon fckius, stuffed owls, and aquiircl tails, and dealing out gourds of hard cidc gratuitously ; by holding great conventions, not to confer upon and discuss great national piinei pies or measures, but to raise great parades atlen ded with martial mimic, flags, banners, transpa. reneics, fit, and to hold free and easies, tell vul gar stories, sing disgusting songs, and drink hard rider ) and, hi several eases at least, the holy ordi nances of the church were insulted and profaned by mnek-Hacramenta and offering up sacrilegious prayers in the name of tho hero of Tippecanoe Such are some of the features oCthe "Policy of the (Jreat Opposition Parly;" such the argument they make use of toconvince an intelligent people such are the means to which "all the talent and all the dectiiicy" of the land "ttmp to conquer' the free and uiitramelled democracy of the conn try, But can tho democracy be conquered by such means! ' We know ilia demagogues of Rome and Venice wero wont to treat and feast tho Miopia to gain popularity, and their willingdupei were thus blindly led into chains and slavery But the people of the United Hta'.es pretend to lie able to comprehend and discus principles, and cx riect to have argument addressed to their rramm, and nut to their mac and we still firmly believe that the whig will tutt succeed in their attempt to prove by a great, lasting and 'conclusive example the old doctrine of the Federalists, that a demo eralic government in tho United State li Improc- tieaUc, herauae the mans of the people, now, m iu the tiii.es of Rome and Venic e, pn account of their iiriiKiauec and gvllilility, are too easily iv ceivt-d bv di 'iiui'M'.gUPS. -'' " .. i 'Ihe Jews. 1 . r I It is known (bat for some time pant tlifljews ot Damascus h.ne been subjected to the most cruel and inhuman persecution and torture, on account of a charge alleged against them, that he ceremo nies of their nligion required human sacrifices. The affair U creating a considerable stii among the Jews througout the whole civilized world ; and a very large meeting of the Israelites wartreccnllv bebl in New Vork City,' at which the most hni mated feeling fVtvuiltd Oil the subject.. Some very sjiirited esohitions were adopted, evincing the, .deepest ficnsilnlity, and a ileterimiiatiou to have justice done to their pcriecuted brtthren. We select the following. "Resolved, That e do most emrihaticallv and solemnly deny, us well iu our naipn as in I hut of the whole Jewish people, that murder was ever committed by the Jews of Damascus, or of those of any oilier part ot Hie worm lor tlie purpose ol using the blood or any part of a human being in the ceremonius ot our religion. Resolved, That we highly approve of the cue.-. KCtie measures which have been adopted by U? lurael.tes in other parts ol the world to obtain ju.itic for our sufferins brethren, and that v. e will render all tlie Oiu in our power 10 ie rueruve anion to their c.'lorttf." !w York Kcniftcriilic Nomination. We have just received tha " Morning Signal," published at Syracuse, N. V. which give the tifliniiiatinns for Governor and Lt. Governor. Col, WILLIAM C. HOCrnr.of.Schoharis, for Gover nor, and DANIEL 8. DICKINSON, of K.-oom. for Lt. Governor. The nominations arc said to leexallcnt, and will, without doubt, "mlc'in the Empire Stale." IVrlilitv of tlie soil oft lie l'ier Illinois. It is really surprising to sec the productions of the soil of this section of the State. During the pa:t week there has been offered it our market, quautity of Sunt Vulutcn, the largest we have ever seen in the West. Thev were cultivated bv Mr, David Reader, on Vermilion river. Our' friend of the "City Hotel" placed in our office (l few days since, a HrliaiilhHn, usually called sun-Mower, which measures 3 fret 10 inches in ireumference. The leaves of the stalk, it is said, are now used iu the city of Philadelphia fjr the purpose of manufacturing scgars, which are celebrated for certain medicinal qualities. The seeds are used in the manufacture of oil, equal in quality to that made from flax-seed. The for roll Impress. The time de hone personage that figures behind the curtain of this veracious (-beet, has utlrmpttd to assail the Free Trader," and accuses us of publishing garbled extracts, Ac. which he himsf If knows to be untrue. Wc would respectfully in form the author, or instigator of said article, that we do not wish to have a personal controversy with him, Vhich ho apparently desire , and would further inform him that v.e dispise Jiol.liral traitor, particularly when accompanied by a moral character which would have disgraced Arnold himself. Arnold was a traitor lo hia coun try in the hour of need, but he never recorded hi name with the dead for tho jnirpone of evading pecuniary embarrassment, Ac. Miksonrl Legislature. - It is accurately ascertained by the official re turn that the Missouri Legislature stands at follows: Nk.XATR. Democrats, . . 18 . Whigs, - . -15 Democratic majority . 3 ' llo'jsn oi? li l. r ii car. nt ATI v ts. Democrats, ... 6 Whigs, . - . . 43 Democratic majority, - - in Warren, I -a tie. Democratic majority on joint ballot, 1G NEWS BY THE MAILS. The Susquehanna Valley. The Ualtiinore (Vmerican says: "The wheat crop of the present season in tho Susquehanna Valley i remarkably lino as to quality, and it is thought by gentlemen whose opinions arc entitled to confidence, to ex ceed iu abundance even ihe plentiful harvest of last year?' 11 inker Hill Monument. The Hartford Thistle aav: " I ho Lames ol ISew l.ngland w ill hold a Fair in the month of September at Ilostou, tho avails of w hich will be applied to finish (his Ion contemplated object. Mrs. Sarah J. Hale, Boston, is author i.cd to teceivc contributions for tho Pair' Will the ladies of Connecticut xs behind tlwdr New England- sisters in their effort to etlbct bo desirable an object ! The men can't do any thing go it, Ladies. ' II, iff ah, JV. Y. The census of this city, just taken, shows a population of 18 3." 6. Afn7 linLlicry. Tho Baltimore letter mail of tho l'Jlll tilt, for Wheeling, Va. and places went of that point, waa robbed near llasrr.itown on the evening of the l'Jth ull. Timothy Flint, the distinguished author of "Recollections of Ten Year iu the Valley of the Mississippi," and "Geography and HUtory of the Mississippi Valley," Ac. died at the rekidenro of hi brother ut Reading, Mass. on the l'Jtli tilt, in the 00th year of his age. . Jl mkiiiT Corn. A machine ha been invented in Maryland, by which the farmers there have husked and shelled their corn at the rate of forty bushel per hour. D'alh rf a Member of Cungiess. The Hon. S. H. Anderson, member ol'Congress from Kentucky, died at his residence in Garrard county, on the 1 1th ultimo. Rhode ldad.Tie election for Stale officers took place on the Sftlh ultimo. Rhode Island is decidedly a whig state, and wo may therefore xpect a loud shout from tho Cidc rites. Maine held her tleciion o.-i Monday hit. , . , "Wbe pays the Fiddler f" The whole. Uliion u ut present flooded with Speeches', Circulars, Extras, Uiographies of Har rison, A.C. ' At the ofliee of the New Yorker, in New York City, they are now engaged in printing Extras fiir every whig country paja-r in the Union; and wherever they can find an individual of sulli cient vanity, they place his name to these extras as "Editor," and send thein to him by mail lor circulation. This will account for the recent tppraranee of a mammoth sheet called tlie N in- r-awah Gazette, Extra No. 1, by Geo. W.lJolley, l'.ditor," which we presume is to be followed bv a series of tlie) same kind. Millions of money un expended in this way, and perhaps the following letter will explain "who pays the fiddler;" l.xtract of a letter to a commercial house in New Voik city, dated "London, July 28. IS 10 'I see the X. Y. Evening Post, (which 1 believe is one of the leading papers in the support of Mr. Yan Hiiren,) of the Ith of June, in alluding to the probahlexJtange oi policy tnai wouiu luiiow the STieeess of the patty opposed lo him, contains the follow ing : " 'The I'undmongers in England and eiseuncrc win, oi course, make common cause with the wliigs, and such means o persuasion as they can command will not be withheld. " 'If by the expenditure of a million or two to promote the success of ihe whig candidate, the value of tlieir immense mass of American stocks' ca'n be raised three or four millions in Ihe market, the . ' n , . i , . operation win oe a.nrouiaine onf and they will regard the money as will em ploytu. J he preparations fur the dec lion campaign, on the part of the whigs have already been made on a scale of pn iligious expense and magnificence- wit ness their great convention at Laltimore Let their future movements be watched.' The paragraph struck me at tlie time and I have taken some liitle pains tons certain what foundation there was for the insinuation it contained ; and, from :t con versation with-, a prominent Afiierican merchant, whose name I will not wen lion, (but who, by the wav, is verv deci ded in his hostility to Mr. Van Huren,) I am very much disposed to think iIumc is more in it than is generally supposed on the other side, C7and that peisons in this country interested iu American secu rities have already contributed and for warded to America a large amount of mo ney, to be used in ihe coming (lection in aid of the part; opposed to 'resident fan Buren, and that a muck larger amount will follow, if it can be tine J with effect. " For the ITwili Free Trader. Mbssiis. Wkavfii A His. I discover the following article in the Dayton (O.) Journal : "We. arc authorized to oiler the follow ing bets for the consideration of those who wish to 'back their opinions.' '$100 to $5000, or any intermediate sum, mat it on. vvm.ii. Harrison win oe elected our next President. "From $100 to $500 that Pennsylvania votes for Harrison. From $100 to $500 that Xew York votes for Harrison. "Tlie same on Ohio. "The same on Kentucky. "The same on Virginia. "The same on Indiana. "And $100 will be put up against $300 that Martin Van Huren will not receive the electoral votes of more than seven states in the Union." Tu the EV.Iar if the Diyton Jmmnl Shi The abifve bets us they appear in yoi;r paper, will be taken at your own proposition, viz: ?5,000 that William H. Harrison will not be elected President at the next election. $500 that Pennsylvania goes for Van Buren. $500 that New York goes for Van Buren. $100 that Ohio gne for Van Buren. The same on Virginia. The tame on Kentucky. The same on Indiana. $300 will be pul against $100 that Van Buren will get tho electoral vote of moro than seven state in tho Union. For the safe deposite of the above Lets I will meet the editor of the above named paper in any town in the Suite of Indiana You, or any of your backers may designate any banking institution for the deposite and safe-keeping of the same, the holders being required to give amplo security for the delivery of the same to the winner, as soon as tho same can lie officially de cided. Take them if you dare! A LOCOFOCO. Ottawa, III. Sjut. II, 1S10. "Proof loItlve" ilmt Van Ilurrn was n Fe Fcdernliil. "The whole history of Martin Van Buren proves that he alway was" a Federalist, Or he mnporte.l for thfl Presidency De Witt Clinftn, u Ui;:k rick' ade Federidlft f ' V , , We clip the above from an anti-masonic whig pnper of Pennsylvania. Wonder whether the Keystone has many such enl'htened editors 1 A Singular Coincidence. Wq learn from a member of the Junto here that E. D. Baker (whig Senator of Sangamon) w hile on his way to ISashville, (Tenn.)' two wecks ago, via St. Louis, took the opportunity on the road to elec tioneer for U.-S. Senator J He left here on the day after the election, when the federal flags were flying from tlie Jour nal office without number i It 4 are knatkable fuel, lhat while Mr Hakcr was lectioneeringVith the. whig member oi Morgan, Gov. Duncan was hero on the same mission, electioneering for himself with the whig members of Sangamon. ltoth these great men thus took the field early I , That the State had gone for Harrison, thcy.JitUiot permit themselves to doubt ! ttrtd IfLrCairifl pull Dick, pull evil" between the two which should getl the first pledges! Another remarkable co incident wound up this pilgrimage of am bition ! lioth knight errants left their res- icctive honieb on the self same day, ami it is said tnat Itotli ot them set out for home precisely four days afterwards ; liav- iiiiT been perleetly convinced that they cot. nl come it! How " Vaulting um'ntlon will o'erleap itself." .SV.'e Register. DrcntU'ul Indian .tlaoturrr. The follow ing horrible account of savage f.-ro- citv, is copied from the Charleston Lourier ot Auguct -0th, Its 10. "Again it becomes our melancholy duly to record the cold blooded butchery ol men, women and children, by the sangui nary Senunolcst Again have the trea cherous savages bathed their tomahawks and scalping knives hilt deep in human blood, burning houses and destroying properly, and been allowed deliberately to retire in security to their fastnesses, to prepare for another attack on the defence less inhabitants of Florida, whenever a favorable opportunity shall offer. The intelligence of this most disastrous occurrence- was brought to this port by ('apt. Keuyoii, of the schooner Victoria, which arrived at (Quarantine yesterday, from Key West. He states that a wrecking vessel arrived at Key West, from Indian Key, on the 7th inst. with a few of the survivors, who stated that a number of Indians in tlieir canoes, attacked Indian Key, on the night of the 5lli inst. and, after murdering part of the inhabitants, and hilling their canoes with plunder, burnt tho whole settlement, consisting of about 30 houses, dwellings and stores. The Indians remained until noon on the following day, when they left for the main. The survivors were concealed during this lime under a wharf, and left immediately after the Indians departed for Key West. The survivors had 1 It their homes in consequence of the arrival of a small boat, with some negroes from Indian Key, on the morning of the 7th, V.'ho reported that a number ,f Indians had buded on Indian Key, immediately after the moon had gone down ; they think from 100 to 150 in number that iiiorniiir, iind had murdered all of its inhabitants, and burnt their houses. A party from this, immediately went on board of the wrecking sloop Vcviila, and started. They had not proceeded many miles, when they encountered the wreck ing schooner (Jen. Washington, direct from Indian Key, whose captain informed them, that it was unnecessary for them to proceed further, as all of the houses, except one, owned and occupied by Mr Charles Howe, Inspector of Customs, were destroyed, and that the Indians had left the Island about 10 o'clock, A. M. of the 7th, taking away all that they wanted, in the boats belonging to the Key. It appears, so soon as the alarm was given by the yells of the Indians, Mr. Houseman and wife, and Mr. Howe, wife and five children, were successful in making their escape, and went to Tea- Table Key, which is about one mile and a half. Dr. Perrine, wife and three children, remained in their house for a short time, when the Dector went to the Cttpalo and spoke to the Indians in Span ish but it is supposed they then shot him, for he was not again seen. His lady, with her two daughters and fou, retreated to the Turtle Crawl, near the house, watched tlieir opportunity, and while the Indians were plundering, start ed in a boat for an old hulk lying about 200 yards from the Key, where they remained until day light, when they were taken away by a boat from Tea-Table Kcv. Mr. John Mottc, master of the wrecking sloop Key West, wi'li his wife, two children, and his mother, retired for the purpose of secreting them in the privy ; but poor unfortunate people, thev were soon dragged out, and Mr. Motte and wife were shot the mother escaping to the water, by which she was saved they then dashed out the brains of the two infants against the rocks, and left them with the corpses of the patents. As the house of Dr. P. was burnt, his body must have been consumed in it A lad about 12 years, brother of Mrs. E. Smith, hid himself in the cistern of Mr. Honsnnnn's house, with a carpenter named Mocks the latter was'saved, but much burnt ; the lad perished in the (lames. The Indians left their plunder, and walked as far as they could in the water toward the boats, distributing them selves and firing, by which they wounded one of the Doctor's men, and obliged him to haul off. The following persons were on the Key at the attack Mr. Houseman and wife? ; Mr. Charles Howe, wifo ntul live child ren ; Dr. Perriune, wif.; and 3 children ; Mrs. Elliot Smith, child, brother and mother ; John Motte, wife and three children; Messrs. Otis, Blocks and Glass, carpenters; Mr. Goodhue, clerk of Mr. Houseman ; eight men, crew of the wrecking sloop Key West, and some ten ot. twelve negroes, the latter all saved. Out of this number Mr. Motte, wife and two children are destroyed, and Dr. Per rinne and the brother of Mrs. Smith, with all of tho houses, except one of Mr. Howe's." Prices."-' According to .Nilcs' Register it appears that in 1820 flour was &5 per barrel in '21 it fell to 3 75. In '45 and '30 the average price was about $150. What administration caused those low prices ! Will the whigs, who charge eve ry thing to Van Buren, please answer the question? If they do, let them not forget to state that a Xational Hank was then in full Mast. 'Let them remember, also, that the wa ges of common labouring men were only from $5 to $8 per month. Oh that "odi ous Sub-Trcasury Thistle. From the Albany (N. Y.) Argus. Urrndiul OccurrcuccI.oits of Mir, An accident more fatal and appalling in its consequences than any we have been called to record in this city, took place on Saturday afternoon (August 22d). The scene ol me occurrence was the Slate street llridge, perhaps ten minutes before the depatturc of the afternoon boats. A Mr. Cavenah, a deranged person, of West moreland, Oneida county, under the charge of Messrs. Stevens and Fuller, of that county, on his way to the asylum at Hudson, became refractory when they reached the draw, and attracted a crowd of persons passing to and from the steam boats ; and these crowded the passage so as to prevent the progress of the carts, carriages, &c, until the weight became too great and the draw broke, pcrcipita ling all who 'were on it into the IJasin twenty feet below and in twelve feet water. It is supposed lhat at least eighty persons fell w itli the draw ; surrounded by horses, liaggage wagons, carts and the filling tinners. Instantly citizen's run to the scene of danger, and put off in boats to ihe rescue of those who were struggling for LTe.' .The surface of the water was literally black with the moving heads, and with floating hats, papers, Ac. As soon as these' wcra taken into the boats, the broken portion of the draw was drawn away, and their commenced the search and elToits to recover the bodies thai had fallen imdrr it In the course of fifteen minutes, a hu'ge number were taken out, and conveyed to the different canal boats for resuscitation, if possible, not one however, wc regret to say, was restored to animation.' At sun down, 19 dv.td bodies had been recovered, which with one recovered yesterday, (Aug. 2oI), make .an aggre gate of twenty persons ascertained to have been drowned. ' JVon; the Maine Farmer. Cool Nrntiments. Agrktj.ti rf. is the nursery of patno'-' tism. A wise government will not bo slow in fostering the agricultural interests. Let every farmer who lias a son to educate, ln lievc and remember, that sci ence lays tho foundation of every thing valuable in agriculture. Science must combine with practice to make a good farmer. The opposition against book farming rests on the shoulders of two monsters, ignorance and prejudice. If you separate science from agriculture, you rob a nation of its principal jewel. .Agriculture, aided by science, will make a little nation a great one. All the energy of the hero, and all the science ol the philosopher, may linu scope in the cultivation of one (arm. A skilful agriculturist will constitute one of the mightiest bulwarks of which civil liberty can boast. Itovr to hnrc a sharp II uxor. - Take a strip of thick Harness leather. the size you want for a strap and fasten it at each end upon a piece of wood, then" rub upon its surface a piece of tin, (any tin dish will do) until it is smooth. Strap your razor upon this and you will find it worth all the patent straps that ever were invented. Something "i'tyitciot." "Sambo I devise you to sleep wid one eye open, dese dark nights dere's somethin very dispicious eomin !" "What on arth you mean, Ike ? what's de matter .' tell us all about um don't keep poor nigger iu dispense' "Wal, de fac is, dat are Scrub Trea stnnnj bill has passed by Washington and Fillumdclfy ; an he aint lef a spec of Bkin on de shin of any nigger dis fide de souf pole ! He 11 bo here fore long, (lats sar- tin den look out for vour ole wool, Sambo !" . "Gosh amighty ? dat are critte. comin here ! Dont gi' dis chile arter dark wid-o-.it a Spanish knife mind dat, Ike ! ' Con. Times, To Foruioxers. The notorious Hart ford Convention assembled in 1611, re ported the following among several pro posed amendments to the constitution of the United States. "Sixth No person who t-l.till hereafter be naturalized, shall be eligible as a mem ber of the Senate or Houee ofReprcsenla tives of the United States, nor capable of holding any civil office; under the- authority of the United Slab's." Now let it be renumbered that every member of this Convention which pasted the above, is a genuine modern whig, and that the Secretary is now the editor of a leading whig paper in Connecticut. Xewport .Irgus, iiv.m;iMrt MARRIED At the City'Hotel, in tUi place, on the 4th insU, by the Rev, Bishop Wavgh, Mr, JJin G. J.tneato Miss Nancy Bitrnrtt, all of Peru, I.a Salle county,