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FlWMiAlM and no lime at all. N o two were alike. | This misapplication of time— this mis- W hin it was twelve at woon in the West- \ conception of appropriate employment— eru part of the town— it was three or i this abandonment of the highest calling— four in the East—ten at the North, and ' this desertion of tho soil, is what produ- six at the South. No two families took ces scarcity and want— T he Earth is dinner, or supper,- or breakfast at the : the depository of all wealth. Those same hour— no workmen began or left' wh° apply themselves diligently to itscul- off their day’s labor at the same time— : tivatbm, « ill find, in its bosom, abundant aud many an horn’s work was lost by ' and exhaustlcss treasures.— Alb. Jour. the mischief the pedier had occasioned. • -■= At church, as there w a s no bell, the people S t o u r u a i a n a E & f c e v t t s e i * j (locked in at every hour, according a3 their : . j v \ 7777 “ .» «• .A. o 25 XJ JR • J U L Jr 5« 1 8 3 # • watches pointed at the proper time— so --------------- * -- - —. that the parson took up the matter, and Tke People's Candidate f o r President. pleached eloquently about the necessity £ J e i l . W i l l i a Ml I I . H a i ' r i S O I l - o f “ comparing and equal .zing chro- —' — — -------- = — --------- — -f— — nome. « . « If a family were invited to a ! VVblf. D o n e , P h i i a d b l p b i a ! - C h a s . Naylor, party, ten lo one whether they got there 1 tlie h,n car-dic,;lle *or Congress rom t e is till long after tea, and when the rest Qf! lr'cf, has been elected by a majont} o rom 11 eo the company w e r e coming a w a y . There ! 10 f ° ' :r hundred votes. In 18-4, tie at son was no Town Clock to act as a- general * candiJate was elected by eleven iwu rei an regulator of the watches. In a word, i nine votes* Su(fl a VICtor^ as 1 }S spea s every thing went by sixes and sevens— i lumes in favor of the success o t ie cau-e o every thing went by t i c k I A pretty pick- j people. ______ ____________ le enough the gooff. p e o p l e o f Quakers- j jn speaking in cur lust o f the recent as elanchc- ville were placed in by tile destruction o f jy occurrence at the Owasco hike, it was mention- their favorite old clock ! cd t],at o f the four students wlio there lost their But the w a n t o f uniform ity in tim e w a s j j(VeS| tfae body 0f onjy ODei Mr. Tuttle, had been not the only evil endured b y the villagers. I Since then tlie continued and ardu- As the w a t c h e s w e n t fast or slow , their J jab^rs for the recovery of the others have o w n e r s attem p t e d to legulate t h e m »>ome- j crowned with ?ucce?s* — and it will be a how or Othei, by g u e s s wot < 01 Ot lei MJS . sonrco of deep and heartfelt g ratio cation to the often in demand and 1 _ . . . fr ends and acquaintances of the several deceased to know that their bodies have been rescued from their watery tomb, and liave since received the rites of Christian burial. Tbe body of Mr. Johnson was recovered on Saturday last, juit a week after the painful occurrence by which they were so suddenly and painfully deprived o f life — and those o f Mr. Smith and Mr. Wooclbridge, on the day following. The bodies of the f.ur are now repdsing side by side in tho burial ground of this village, tlieir funeral obsequhts having been witnessed by a largo concou’se of cur citizens on Sabbath evening last. The occasion an l the ceremony were most solemn and thi tiling—and in some respects at least different from any that has ever before been witnessed in this place.— The ceremonies at the ground wer-e performed by the Professors of the Institution of which the deceased were members—tlieir fellow-students officiat'ng as pall-bearers-; and as mourners pay­ ing the last sad tribute to their remains. Rev. Doct. Cox addressed the assembly in the follow\ ing appropriate and eloquent manner (which address, nt tbe request of the friends of the de­ ceased has been furnished for publication)—Rev. Doct. Mills made an appeal to the Throne of Grace,— and Rev. Doct. R chards pronounced the benediction. The u hole ceremony was of a most tender aud solemn character. unskilled in key, and now p a s s i o n w h i l e hand the and The watch key was the hands were twisted back and forth over the face of ihe watch with wonder­ ful rapidity. Being management of the then getting into a ling it or w m d in/ it up, tick 1 tick 1 tick ! then, w h iz! buzz I crack I went the whole machine 1 It has stopped I There wa3 a continual w h i z z i n g , b u z z i n g nnd sto p p i n g o f w a t c h e s — their o w n e r s get­ ting out of all patience wilh them—and snapping some spring or other every time they undertook to put the hands back­ ward or forward. Before the end of six months, about every one of the Clock Tinker’s watches had stopped, and a large portion of them were found to be made of pewter instead of silver ! Tbe end of the story is that the people became so en­ raged at the imposition, and so sick of every thing in the time-regulating line but their old clock, that a number of them went in pursuit of the great Clock Tinker — made h>m take back his pewter watches — and at his own expense send a good workman (o Quakersville to put up anew Village Clock. Now, just what, this Village Clock *vas in regulating time— is a national b a n k in regulating the currency. An­ drew Jackson destroyed the bank, which supplied the country with lhe most beauti­ ful currency in the world— sound and u- niform at every point—and sub-diluted state banks in place of it ('like so many pewter watches in place of the old clock) which were to furnish us with a “ better currency.” Before this, every thing went on with the order and regularity of clock work, but no sooner do the pet banks begin to furnish their superior cur­ rency, and regulate the exchange of the country, than universal disorder, confu­ sion, ruin, bankruptcy take place. Banks multiply in every direction — there b e i n g no longer any village clock lo regulate the watches !—The country is flooded with paper. An expansion of credit foi lows an expansion o f tbe currency. Spec­ ulation is extended and .-.purred on to its object, and every thing as at Quakers- ville, goes by tick ! The paper o f Nor- thern banks is not taken at the South — nor Southern at the East or West. Those who h ive the management of the pels, which so ably supply fhe place of the old U. S. Bank— being many of them ignorant o f their management, and hav~ ing appropriated their funds to their own purposes, are obliged to wind up, and the whole posse suddenly stop, like so many ADDRESS, At thegravo of the Four Students, on occasion of tho in­ terment of tho bodies of M essrs. Smith and IVood- britigc, by tho aulo of these of M e ssrs.-Tuttlc aud Johnson, dolivered, fo r the substance,, to a very ItMgo and utlontive auditory, I.oid’s d:-y, July 2, 1837. pewter watches ! So that we have nil the beauties of an irredeemable, depreci­ ated, Government Currency—that “ bet­ ter currency” which has been so long promised us, but which we have never completely realized till now. So much for an ignorant Clock Tinker tampering with the nicely adjusted s p r i n g s and wheels ofthe old Village Clock [-Nation­ al Eagle. 05= The necessaries of life are not only hearing exorbitant prices, but are becom­ ing alarmingly scarce. We have accounts from various parts of the state which wear a gloomy aspect. Provisions are held at prices which threaten to place them beyond the reach of the poor and ’laboring classes. The article from the Broome Republican which will b > found in another-column, prtsents a lamentable picture of the state of things in lhat quar­ ter. We have accounts from other pla­ ces confirmatory of the scarcity of provis­ ions and the sufferings of lhe porr. Relief, however, is at hand. Provi­ dence is showering its bounties upon us. The earth teems « ith vegetation. A rich harvest will soon give us provisions in abundance. There must, however, be a radical— nay, criminal error in our habits and modes of living, or iu a country like this, where all the necessaries o( life almost unbidden from the ground, there could not be art actual scarcity in ihe sta­ ple commodites of life! We have an extent of territory and a fertility of soil, capable of supporting our population multiplied in a tpn fold degree. Moder­ ate industry, with or-linate forecast and economy, gives to all a competent support But the present condition of tl-e coun­ try shows that agriculture, the first and noblest pursuit of man, is too much neglected. tUre, where, the soil and cjj- snate combine their genial influence to perfect our Agricultural advantages, we are importing Bread studs from all the Agricultural portions of the world, to feed a young, hardy, vigorous, enterpriz- ing People, who possess a soil v istly superior to any ofthe nations from which receiving n rovtsons. ns is disgraceful. w e are mortifying and should scorn to receive from Europe. Our bread at least should be earned by the sweat of our brows. .My respected friends and dear brethren ,—This is a solemn day to us 1 It is a solemn place where we m e e t ! ’ It is a solemn event which wo in common deplore ! When was the occasion pa­ ralleled 1 W e do not dream ; it is indeed reality. We stand by tho graves of four late students of -,he Junior Class; four late members of our Sa­ cred Seminary; four young, lovely, promising brethren, ravished away from us, as “ in the twinkling of an eye,” with the fulness of health, in the morning o f their days, from the bleeding affections of the kind* st relatives, and during the charm of tl-e brightest prospects for a career of usefulness and honor in the present world. Since Auburn kid ‘‘ alocal habitation and a name,”., has no such prodigy, or rather tragedy, of grief occurred. Nothing like it ever known in (he an­ nals of our Theological Seminary before. And since the silver waters of tbe O wasco owned their present confines, its deep bosom never held a treasure so valuable and so honored, as that which it has been coerced but recently to resign. This spot is consecrated in the future history and tradition of our times. Many a pilgrimage of tender and Christian sentiment, of affecting and enlightened sympathy, will hereafter be made to it, by the wise and tho good. Their memorial will live in the recollections and the interests of future ages and centuries. Their history will combine tvith thatofour village and o u rseminaty; and man} an inquirer will direct his footsteps to the graves of T u t t l e and Johnson, c f S m i t h and W o o d b r i d g e , with a thrill profound of in­ genuous tVeling, and a consciousness of tho in­ certitude of all terrestrial thing?, instructed and salu'arv, cherished and devotional. Here they rest, among the fnst-fruits of our contributions from the Seminary to this M a c u p e l a h ofthe de­ parted; where a'so are deposited the remains of the late venerable P e r r t n e , otir Professor, our Brother, nnd our Friend. And how soon others may be remitted near them, to a repose so solemn and so snood ; nnd who are to follow and accom­ pany those kindred sleepers here, there is o n e , and only nsr, that knows. Our times are in his hand : and may our hearts acquiesce, with more than submission, in his own all perfect and won­ derful ways, of providonc-e towards us, his u n ­ worthy and dependent creatures! O solemn indeed, is the place where wo stand, and sympathize, and weep, and worship ! Fare­ well, ye well remembered, anl ye tenderly be­ loved brethren, in the faith of Jesus 1 Farewell, ye friends of once sweet affection, and now sun­ dered endearm'-nt! Your memory shall not pe­ rish with your corruptible forms. Your signal and ever affecting history we will not forget.— They were !nve:y and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they wera not divided.” What cause of thankfulness too, for the sake of all our wounded feelings, and especially of theirs who wrep in them tho abrupt and painful departure of the dearest earthly relatives, that their graves are not divided ; that they are hern on lan-l, accessi­ ble, defined, unviolated ! Idesi-e thus publiclv to thank Almighty God, for tlie mercy of hie pro. videnee, in such a concession to many feelings and to many prayers'. The waters gave up their dead, at his bidding: and we have been privi­ leged. in large and long procession, to follow those four corpses, almost simultaneously, to tho field o f grave.-; and to witness, with awful plea­ sure, the obsequies and the decencies o f Christian burial performed. I would express also the gra­ titude o f many, for the kind attentions, and sym­ pathies, and services, of this whole communkv. The labor performed in a severe and protracted effort, o f more than a week, almost in vain and desperate at limes, to recover the buried corpses fram tlieir tomb of waters: the assiduity, the skill, the co?t, the self-denial, the perseverance, and the multitudes that were engaged in it; have won our admiration and deserved our praise. — This was indeed humanity to the living and the dead. It may be spoken to the praise of the pub­ lic sentimet.t of tins large vicin'tv. It deserves indeed more than thanks, especially in some in­ stances. The Professors and the Students o fthe Seminary would unite in the tribute of their gra- litiide and la m especially t barged to express lhe deep felt thankfulness o f present mourners, on t! is occasion, to all r f you, my dear hearers, for the one heart, and the ore mind, and the one hand, of kind offices, which they deem them­ selves to have received from you, in this season of tlieir severe calamity and grief. I allude alas ! less at piesemto alt the wide spread circle o f be­ reavement, than to two brothers in affliction before me. whom common jrrief has lately assimilated, A m e r i c a n s i from strangers,to companions and friends, stand- the staff o f life j i,ere together at the double grave, in which ' their own brothers respectively, are about to be covered with kindred ashes till the mornrnn- of “ the resurrection o f the just.” Their grniifude T h i When Americans become too indolent or command? rny utterance; while Otir sense of their too dissolute to cultivate their own soil, : hiotherJy example?, as fellow labore.s In tho -oil -mi « i a .t ■ r> which is nt last successful, authorizes also this t k e / will b e prepared to receive their R u - | .Hbutary acknowledgment, of t „ r esteem as well l e n , -with their bread-stuff*. from Europe. | as sympathy. For other relations far distant, and W o have too m a n y id l e i s a m o n g US. ' mourners that must feel a privat:on additional in The n o n p r o d u c i n g c l a s s is too numerous. ! d3''>r absence The Hive is full o f (Irenes. All eat, while 1 brJthers and sisters, and'other kindred, dear and but few work. Our young men are gen- . feeder; and above all for one, who now 1 * sits a orally growirjor up La\vy*irs, Physicians, ; widow,” in the loneliness of grief, in which no DLvinrs, Gentlemen, or “ Loafers.” ; sorrow seems “ like her sorrow, which is done mi , « ? cl , nvponfPiP unto h e r ; wherewitu the Lord ha«n afflicted her, Ih e s e c l a s s e s ft he two last , in the day of his fierce anger.” Let them know are all useful, \-hen limited m number, j that theirs is participated in the g riefof thousands ; But professions are gorged Thou­ sands have heen wi hdratvn from the pursuits of Agrrcul’ui**, where they might stioport themselves and at lhe same j unweoriid exertions for the recovery of the bod- . ,. 1 I , . . , r. I ms o f thetr ueeeaspd brethren, which exertions time furnish tne means ot fupport for m , r P contjnuod with scarcely the least inter.tnis- oth«*rs, to make hricue-s L a w y e r s , poor sjon untj ihe last was found. Pitch aisi luity in Phy sicians and tvorse Clergymen. such a c ut e i* worthy of all prd-e. and let them remember that “ we have not an High Prboftt, who catfflot be touched with a feel­ ing o f our infirmities who cannot be afflicted in our afflictions; who cannot know a fellow feffing in all our griefs. But why do I yield to the mere impulse of tears? Christianity comes to the grave of tne pious, to hold her most pompous celebrations Christianity triumplXs where other honors die, where laurels wither, and monuments moulder,- and glories fade. It is here that the world grows dim, and all the splendor and the treachery of its : what a leveilcr, and what a revefler is death ! But our immortal inheritance he cannot touch. Here the dark cloud begmsto scatter before the beams of truth, l h e bow of promise is painted on its retiring gloom- ? W e sorrow not as those who have ho h°pe. place is sacred, for it is near the orC h n s- tians that we stand. For it We believe that Jeeus died and rose again, even so ihem also that sleep in J o u s , shall God bring with him.” Let us think of the morning o fthe resurrection, when “ this mortal thall put on immoitality.” See truth, love, unit mercy, in triumph descending, And natuto utl glowing in Eden’s first bloom ; Oo the pale cheek of deaih smiles aad roses aie blending And beauty immortal awakes from tlie tomb. W e have a calm and definite hope, for the four- sleepers in this common bed,lhat their conscious spirits are in glory. W e have good reason to think, ns we have not lately begun to-do, that they loved God ; that they obeyed the gospel of our Lord and Saviour, Jerus Christ; that they were men of piayer, humility, spirituality, and solemn devotement to God ; and that, as such, they desired that office, with its “ good work,” for which they were prospectively in training, when the signal come up hither wa9 suddenly made them, from a door opened in heaven. Nor is it very wonderful, or very uncommon, for God to use tlie ministry, to prepare its subjects them­ selves, ralhor than others, for glory. .co did he, we infer, in tbs case o f S penceti , who, younger than any of these, found a watery grave in the Mersey, when just commencing, like a star new lit in heaven, Ills glorious career of office, more than a quarter n f a century ago. W e love to re­ collect, and can at leisure recount, the incidents which prove their piety, and make us feel, in these low places, how superior is t h e r condition among the stars of God. Heave a is the gainer, when earth loses a good man. We seem to see them there, with white robes and palms in their han-ds, casting tlieir crowns at his feet, “ on whose head are many crowns,* and ascribing to the Lamb that was slain, salvation, and dominion, and honor, and glory, and blessing. They have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood ofthe Lamb. T h e r e f o r e aro they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in liis temple : and he that sitteth on the throne, shall dwell among them.” So let us view it, in tha calm visioni of faith. “ We ‘■hall go to them, they cannot return to us.” If wo are Christians indeed, death will separate us soon from earthly friends, but not from heavenly. The brotherhood of faith is one. It includes and unites distant ages and different worlds. They are our broth­ ers, friends, and fellows, in participation of the common blessings of-tlie covenant of grace. W e have here tho first fruits, while they reap forever the golden harvests, of heaven. Such Fiieiulship-combines u? with saints in the skies Though here in our bonilnge bpgnn ; It? pure love? and pleasures, its tenderdeat tics, With our race of existence shall run. It rr mains for u«, rr.ydear hearers, to improve Ihe admonition ofthisastoundingprovidence, and humble ourselves under them 'ghty hand o f God. The grave is here our lecturer. Its very silence is solemn, i n J significant, and eloquent. While yon drop a tear on the dust that covers your for­ mer friends, O mind tho voice from heaven, that seems to say, iceep not f o r v s , hut f o r yourselves. Are vou ” readv,” ns are the orders from One that * ¥ ’ cometh at such an hour as ye think nrt ? “ How many fa’I 33 sudden, not as safe!” Have yon faith, ancl its effectual working, in the Lord Jesus Christ ? May the impression produced by the‘e events never be effiiced; and above all, may it have the effect of engaging such as are embarked in the Christian ministry, to u’orlc while il is called today. W ho w e r e t h e f i r s t to stop ?—W h en the banks throughout the conntry were first suspend­ ing specie payment, all classes nppearpd to bo struck dumb with astonishment and dismay.— Even the administration presses, which have ge­ nerally endeavored to prove themselves ready for every emergency, nnd to increase in falsehoods and audacity as the evils increased, were for once dumbfounded,—they were taken as by surprise, nnd k n e w not what to utter or who to blame, un­ less they put the censure where it of right belong­ ed,—upon the folly and iniquity ot the admini­ stration. l liis, of course, would not do. So they contented themselves by calling upon their Whhr neighbor0,—who have for years been pre­ dicting precisely such a state of things, and be­ seeching them for their love of country and of order, to come to the rescue, and to assist in de- vising tho best measures that could he thought of for remedying, or at Iea.-,l for easing off the evil. In this case,.as in afl others, the Whigs came to tho work as became m e n ; and endeavored to join'in any measure that would in part arrest the general ruin of the countr}'. But notwithstand­ ing all this, the first shock of the tempest has scarcely passed, bof»re the Glol e and the Argus, and most of their “ echoes'' throughout tho coun­ try, have the audacity to charge the great portion of these evils upon the Whig?. Yes, say they, the Whigs caused the suspension, and had it not been for the vile Whigs, there can be no doubt but that the “ yellow” predictions of Benton, Jackson & Co., would at this moment have been fully carried out in every section of the Union.— Now, to show the utter fallacy of all such asser­ tions, it is only necessary to notice where, and icilh whom the suspension commenced, wiiich can be easily seen by reference to the following Q,ueries. wh:oh we copy from the last No. ofthe Newark (N. J.) Sentinel:— Which was llite^tsf bank flint stopped specie payments ? A Government Bank, the “ Agricultural,” in Mississippi. W h a t was the second ? A Goventmeni Bank, the Planters,” also in Mississippi. Wiiat was the third? The “ Dry Dock,’’ also a Government Bank, in the city o f New-York. W h a t w a s the fourth ? The “ Mechanics’ Bank,” a pet in the city of New-York al : k >. Can tho Whigs be held responsible for the course of either o f these Government Pets? or be in the least charged with their defidcations ?— Certainly not. It was evidently the mismanage­ ment of the Government which led fo our pre­ sent disaster?, and it was the Government pets.— although at the very moment enjoying the use o many millions off the public treasure,— whieh fir.°t paved tho way for a general suspension,— and it was those same pets, too, who first set tho example of so suspending. Thus it will be seen that nothing is more preposterous than the charge (hat tho JV higs are in the least accountable for this terrible state of thing?. The Van Buren party have the helm off government in their own hands, it was ffir them so to exert\Lheir power as to avoid every shoal and quicksand. Have they done it ? or have they not reduced the fine government brig to a mere wreck, on the rock of “ My Ex­ periment?” - E qualization of th e S tate C urrency . —It is stated in the Albany Argus of Monday, that the arrangements for some time going on for making the notes qf all the Banks in the.Mate at par in New-York, were at last completed on Saturday. This is a good measure; but we have strange mis­ givings as toils being permanent. A man named Harvey, residing in Hamilton, U. C» has bepn taken Op, as being the robber oT the Oneida Bank some months since. Circum­ stances are very strongs against him—He is now in jail in Canada, and will soon be delivered up to the authorities of this state to take his trial. All changes, even in this time, it seems are not fbr the worse. It is stated that a distillery at Belfast, Me., has been changed into a grist-mill. This may be set down as a decided improvement. On Thursday last, we received the following gentlemanly and characteristic document, from the publishers- of the Patriot. We would no t wish to deprive them even of a moity of the grat­ ification they may receive frotn the penning of au epistle of this character—nor would wo fbr a moment desire to withhold it from our readers ’ when its every word bears evidence lhat it wa? intended for publication ; Hereitis; and if it be j the government of the Uniled States. munity has ensued. It is not to be tolerated that the nation should ba afflicted with so much ig­ norance ami imbecility as i3 constantly indicated by Woodbury,—a mere excuse oT a Secretary, _ the blunderer ofall blunders. Let the people be aroused from their lethargy,—combine and pre­ pare fora mighty effort,—blow the trumpet from the hill tops,—sound the horn of liberty-over the mountains, — let it sound in the valleys bf .our be­ loved country,—let the people invoke the de­ parted spirits of the great men of America, who laid the foundation of liberty, to urge on, by all the most solemn considerations of patriotism, their successors to reformation,—and success wiU bless the nation. G eorge C lixton . FROM M EX IC O . The brig Opelousas, Capt. Collins, ar­ rived at N ew Orleans from Vera Cruz on the 20th inst., having sailed on the l4fh, and bringing Vera Cruz papers to the 13th. The inaugural address of President Bus- tamente was sent to the Congress on the 1st. It speaks rather pacifically ofthe re­ lations with the U. S.. as follows : “ From this pleasing perspective which I have traced of our foreign relations, I have to except the conduct observed by p^sible for onr readers to indulge any other feel­ ing than that o f supreme contempt for its author, we aro confident that it must be that of p i t y — pily for the degraded being, who would Ihu? seek to carry a difference on political subjects ifflo the very intercourse of private life. Cayuga Patriot Ofiico, J Thursday morning, Juno 2D, 1837. f Mr. Oliphant; W e notice in the Journal o f yesterday, that you jhink, your “honesty or m a g n a n i m i t y “ hnvo but vcty littlo to do with *he matter” of requiring you to publish the re­ ply ofMr. Kendall to Mr. VVicktifte’s fa lse and malig­ nant ottork upon h!m, which -was pubtiehed in the Jour­ nal ofthe 7th inst. * This is what we expected, and cor­ responds with your usual Candor and Fairness in such matters. You, however, pledge yourself to publish the f o r m e r , o n co n d i t i o n via will publish th e lntlo r . T h a t is, in plain English you aro willing to publish Mr. K ’s refu tation of the fiibelroods you have published against him, and thns do wlut justice requires o f you, if we will do him the injnstice.to publish the falsehoods o f which ho com­ plains. j The uifairnoss ofyout pr.-posion is also evident, from the. fact, that the most material allegations of Mr. W . against Mr. Ii. aro embodied in tho reply ofthe latter, and have been tlready published in our columns. + Your courscforms a miserable contrast to that of your Whig hrotliei of t h e ‘‘Alexandria Gazette,” who had tho honesty to offer lo publish tho reply, unconditionally, fif one should be furnished] when ho published the ‘‘Scathing Epi-ale.” || . . . , Wo regret, sit, that your sense of justice is so ohtuso, as to render ary act on our part, necessaty, for you to peiform a simpleact of duty ; inasmuch, however, as it is and in order tb-a) your rendeis mny, for once , see both sides ofa quoslim, and judge which lias the truth, vve ac­ cept ofyour oftet and shall publish Mr. W ’s letter in our next. Yours, St(. ALLEN & LOUNSDURY. * T h is is altpgether a perversion—The truth is we did not ffec! bound, nor in the least called up­ on to publish Mr. Kendall’s document,—be. cause we believed it to be only equalled i i its malignily by its fitlsehoods. Judging from the state of tilings in Kentucky while he resided there, and while, as Mr. Wickliffe asserts, he “ was governrr de facto nf the State,” and com­ paring it with tlie state of things at Washington, since he has been the conscience keeper of Pre­ sidents, the similarity is so apparent as to carry to onr mind entire conviction that the charges off Mr. W . are correct.—and then fore we did not feel called upon to give Mr. IC.’s bitter and abu­ sive article a place in our ■columns, unless by so doing we could hire our trnth-Iorinr neighbors to < ivo place to the opposing document. This they have agreed to do—but the manner of accepting our oflvr proves that it was like gall nnd worm­ wood, to them. For our own part, we cannot perceive in what way they could demand of us to give place to both sides of a question, while their course shows their own unwillmgnefs to do the same. t Not in the least. This is mere balderdash. W e did not feel called upon to give place to Mr. Kendall’s epistle, because we believed as vve now believe it to be no! hing more nor less than a tissue o f falsehoods,—and its author cne of tho most conniving nnd dishonest being? that ever disgraced a public, station—as rer.kle-'s of tlie public weal, as he is regardless of the means by which he ob- t.-Tins his political pow e r and influence, and perjetuatfs it. This was our reason fbr tlie course vve adopted; and should any of our read­ ers wish to judge as to the correctness of our course, we refer them to the first page oflo-day’s paper. tAs to this assertion, it is, too ridiculous to call for an answer— Any one will perceive that no- thirg has bpcn “ embodied in the rep’y ofthelaf- ter” but such disconnected portions as could be made best to subserve the views of the lying Kendall. The only way to enable a reader to judga fairly of a document is to give him the whole ofit, so that he may c o m p a r e the several portions, one with tlie other, and the whole with truth. ]| Probably our Whig brother k n e w that his op­ ponents around him possessed at least a small share of honesty and fairness in these matters—and if so, he had altogether the advantage o f vs — for ex. pcriencejia* long since taught us thf,t honesty and fairness are traits of character to wiiich ovr neigh­ bors can lay rto sort o f claim whatever. And even m were a’l other proof of this fact wanting, sufficient •s to be found in the above letter to satisfy most folks. John Neal, in one of his works, says, “ It is in vain for any man to tell me that the writer of a letter/rc/s, when I find liis i’s all do'ted, and liis t's all crossed.” If tl. is be a criterion, then of all feeling writers it must be admitted that tho aforesaid Johnny takes the lead. Why, the scrawlings whieh by him are put forth under the name of writings, are by all odds the mostabomiiiab'e looking quail- tracks that ever met the eye of mortal,—unlike all things but themselves, and in truth, hardly comparab ie to each other. The law, nevertheless, which authorizes the republic fo act »n the claims of fhat government, and to take proper measures forthe national safety, if satisfaction should not be given by us, induces me to hope, not without good ground, that our relations with the neighboring republic will be re­ established. In the contrary case, the nation will place itself in an attitude de­ manded by its dignity and its hon r.” O f Texas, and the two provinces in which the public tranquillity is disturbed by insurrectionary movements, tbe address thus discourses : “ Allhough good order and peace pre­ vail throughout almost tho whole extent of the republic, it is painful for me to except the departments of Texas and California, and a small part of that of, San Luis. The government is unceasingly occupied in di­ recting measures calculated to insure suc­ cess to the Mexican arms, and to restore to the republic its most remote limits in the territory of Texas.” From San Luis the advices are that the insurgents have been completely routed, and that one of their leaders, General Moctezuma, ha3 been killed in battle, wjth seven other officers and sixty sol­ diers. Six hundred surrendered to the government troops. T h e U. S. squadron, under Com. D a llas, arrived at t h e B r a s s o s S t . J a g o on the Sth. T b e follow i n g a c c o u n t is niven of tho ftquadron’s previous doings at Mata- moi’i t s ; The schooner Cora, Capt. Delvaille, sailed from Matamoras on the 11 tb inst., by which arrival we learn that tbe appear­ ance of tbe American squadron under Com. Dallas off that place occasioned the great­ est consternation, that the inhabitants com­ menced removing their treasure and ef­ fects into the interior, and that such pre­ parations as tvere in the power of the au­ thorities to make, were got ready to resist an assault. The force mustered amounted to 1000 men with two pieces of heavy cannon. Fortunately the matter was set­ tled without blows. Gen. Filisola, com­ mander of the troops at Matamoras, re­ paired on board the Constellation, in com­ pany with tbe American consul, and the dispute was amicably- settled. We have not been made acquainted with lhe terms of the arrangemant. Com. Dallas has forwarded despatches to the U. S. government. It was thought the Julius Caesar would not be released, being a lawful prize, hav­ ing munitions of war on board. Nothing had tran?pirod in regard to the probable fate of the Champion. About 600 troops had arrived at Mata­ moras from the interior— but desertions from the ranks were alarmirgly frequent— on one occasion 60 men went off in a body. It was difficult, if not impossible to check this *evil—as fhe sentinels at the outposts often abandoned their duty and went off into the woods, with a view pro­ bably to join the insurgents. Backing out.— T he Yan Buren’General Committee of the city of Albany was called together on Thursday last. The object of the meeting is to be inferred from th'e character of an Address which was adopted, and which appears in this morning’s Argus. In th*ls ^dress, most of the leading features of policy, heretofore urged by the Regency, are repudiated, and a new political creed is put forth. The Benton Humbug, as well as many of the Jackson, “ Experiments,” are openly re­ nounced ! There is, of course, much of political cant and elap-trap, in this address, but in the main, its tendency is conserva­ tive. It is only to be regretted that these better reflections come so late. Had they been earlier avowed and acted upon, the country would have been spared its pres­ ent sufferings. But we are gratified, even at a late hour, to find men willing to resist _ ' n the further progress o f measures which are entailing misery and ruin upon the country. One o f the deceptions which the domi­ nant party has fot years practised upon the people, was that o f “ expelling paper M r . Webster al SI. Louis , Mo. —The St. Louis ReDublrcan of the 4th in£t; speaking of the. Webster Festival at tha^ place, sa y s , i t wa9 a m o s t brilliant affair __ tha't the best men in the land—rich and poor— farmers, mechanics, and profess­ ional men, and ladies in number amount­ ing to hundreds. SIX TH O USAND al­ together were there. Every part of Mis­ souri Was represented— and people from* almost every section of Illinois were pres­ ent. Mr. Webster addressed the meeting for about forty minutes in a strain o f effective eloquence. The Republican promises the public a full account of the sayings and doings of the day. Melancholy Occurrence.— It becomes our painful duty to notice a most shocking calamity which occurred on Sunday last in the family of Mr. Luck of this town, by which four of its members were deprived of life. Three children of Mr. Luck’s together with two of Mr. Felix NcNelley’.s living in the family of Mr. L., went to a small pond forty or fifty rods from tbe house, and were amusing themselves by floating about the pond on som° small slab rafts. Four of them were on one raft barely sufficient to sustain their weight.— While in this situation, the other one, a boy 16 or IS, stepped from another raft on to the end of the one containing the four children, when the raft, immediately sunk, and they all went to the bottom. __ The eldest boy regained the raft after a while, nearly exhausted. As soon as he-, was able be gave the alarm, some ofthe- neighbors immediately assembled, and the bodies were soon found, but every appear­ ance of life was extinct. Mr. Luck’s tw o children tvpre a son and daughter, ono 15 tho other thirteen years of age, and Mr. M cNellcy’s likewise a boy and a girl, one 11 and the other 6. — Broome Courier. M u t u a l I n s u r a n c e . — From the report of the Cortland County Mutual Insurance Company, it appears that although the Company has'heen in operation only a little over eleven months, it has now an available fund of more than forty thousand from thc?e funeral so'emnities, ! ^°^,ars> after the payment of all expenses. This say’ Especially for parents, and speaks much in favor o fthis mode of Insurance. * The mrn.tars of the Seminary cannrt he too mm h commended for their indefatmahle and An attempt was made on the night of the 22d ult. to set fire to the Rev. R. S. Burrow’s brick bio'k of buildings in Albion. Several loco-foco matches wer e. found in the room occupied by the American printing-office/the ends qf which were burnt off, after communicating to a heap of paper near by. It ia supposed to h?ve been done to enable the incendiary and his associates to take advantage of tho confusion attendant upon the fire, and make off with the spoils. Hanging would be too good for such scoundrels. M essrs . E ditors , —So numerous are the er rors which have produced the dark reign of J a c k ­ son and Van Buren, it is difficult to »>tate them all. When quacks take possession of Gtvern- ment, and the wisest men aro driven into retire ment, unless the people seize the occasion a lot- ted them, and put them cside, the body politic will become so diseased as to be past cure, r-r a mighty convulsion will ensue, our liberties may be lost, tyranny and despotism may fill the places of Washington and Jefferson, and all the hopes and the labors ofthe heroes o fthe revolution may be sacrificed forever. In the revolution, we had a Morris, who with singular sagacity, anrd.-t the darkest times, rendered the most valuable ser­ vices in the financial department of the old Con­ gress. When the Federal Government was form­ ed in 1789, the first Secretary of the Treasury was Alexander Hamilton. Time has convinced the world that Washington's knowledge of bis abilities was founded on truth. W e have his own words that Hamilton possessed a mind intuitively great in all fiscal affairs. It was he that reduced order out o f chaos; and ever after, taking him as a guide, his system was mainly pursued by all the following Secretaries of the Treasury, till Mr. William Duane wns cast aside. Then, indeed, was there a falling off, my countrymen. Then followed false systems, confused sophistry and corruption, till finally all confidence is lost in the managers o f the Treasury concerns, and in the Governmental tinkers. There are hundreds of in’elbgem merchants in the Union, whe could- conduct the monied operations of the Treasury throughout the nation with far superior quajifi. cations than Woodbury. So used have the peo- p'e become fo the long-wiuded jargon calldd re­ ports and orders o f that worse than stupid man, that a loathing of the minds of the whole com- ^ heavier cu l a m i t y . '’ Specie — Some time since, in an edi­ torial paragraph, we noticed fhe esti­ mate amount—about $25,000,000 —of gold and silver annually withdrawn from commercial, uses and woilced up into various kinds of manufactures ; and we observed that it was the opinion of intel­ ligent men who had investigated the sub­ ject, that the amount of specie in the world is far too small to answer the legit­ imate wants of the world, for the pur­ poses of trade and commerce, and all the ordinary dealings in life. In another paragraph, we also referred fo the vast a mount of the exports and imports of this country in 1836, (about $300,000,000) for the purpose of showing that the meas­ ures of our government in relation to the currency, constituted a cause sufficiently extensive in its operation, to derange the pecuniary affairs of all Christendom. Our object was to expose the folly of the Jackson-Benton-Yan Buren-Kendall & Co. notions about, an exclusive specie currency, and to answer the remark so often made in their papers, that the meas­ ures of our government in relation fo the currency, were too local and limited in their nature and operation to produce the commercial crisis, which has deranged the commercial and pecuniary concerns of both Europe and America. Among the extracts from late London papers vve find the following which bears directly on these points : it is from the London Standard, one of the ablest papers in London.— Ont. Repos. “ W e do not like to be a l w a y s h a r ­ ping on one string, m o re p a r t i c u l a r l y w h e n m a n y w h o m w e respect, d i s a p p r o v e o f the note ; and w h e n w e h a v e a full conviction that w e c a n do no good by a n ­ n o y i n g them with it» W e think, h o w e v ­ er, th a t the tim e h a s now arriv e d for us to rem i n d the public of a proposition, re p e a t ­ ed one h u n d r e d tim e s in this j o u r n a l , a n d , w e believe rep e a t e d in this j o u r n a l o n l y nam e l y , the proposition th a t there is n o t a b o v e g r o u n d , in the w o r l d , one h a l f o n e ' q u a r t e r , or o n e t e n t h o f t h e gold and, silver n e e e s s a r y to carry on d o m e s t i c co m m e r c e and ex t e r n a l trad e , u p o n its jre s e n t scale th r o u g h the e a r t h . T b e iroposition we h a v e alw a y s acco m p a n i e d )y t h e corollary, th a t no o n e nation can e v e r attem p t o m a k e g o l d and s i l v e r the exclusive in s t r u m e n t o f its dom e s t i c c o m ­ m e r c e , w i t h o u t d e r a n g e i n g tra d e u n i v e r ­ sally, and d i s t u r b i n g the hap p i n e s s of all m a n k i n d . “ We believe that the present depres­ sion of commerce in Europe, indeed eve­ ry where, is in a great degree, ascrib- able to President Jackson’s allowing his resentment against the U. S. Bank to lead him astray in this particular. The evil has visited .Europe severely, and it threatens to recoil upon the Stafes in still money!’ and “ restoring the constitutional currency of gold and silver .” This hobby was rode in Congress, in the State Legis­ latures, in Conventions, and nt the polls. The people, cheated by fats'e' promises of a gold and silver administration, elevated men to power who have deranged and des­ troyed the best currency in tbe world.— When the ruin is complete, and an indig­ nant sentiment is rising up against our op pressors, the Albany Regency, through their General Committee, come forward with the following disavowal:— “ T H E IDEA OF A N E X C L U S IV E M E T ALLIC CURRENCY HAS N E V ­ E R HAD ANY C O U N T E N A N C E E IT H E R FROM T H E ST A T E O R N A T IONA L ADMIN [STRATI ON, A N D CAN ONLY BE ADVO CATED BY TH O S E WHO ARE IGNORANT OF T H E C O N D IT IO N AND W ANTS OF TH E COUNTRY, OR WHO HAVE SOME SIN IST E R E N D IN V IEW .” Tho General Committee find it conven­ ient tn forget that the Globe, Mr. Van Buren’s official organ, asserted that “ gold will be a common currency before his time i3 nul To the following sentiments we yield our cordial assent. They are tho senti­ ments which we havo, with humble zeal, long labored to inculcate :— “ Wo are not advocates for unlimited and extravagant credits; and we trust lhat al! classes in the community will learn wis­ dom from past and present experience. Still wo cannot agree with those who de­ cry (he whole credit system. To that system principally we owe our canals and other public works: —It has extended our commerce over the whole world —peopled the wilderness—built our cities and villa­ ges—founded our colleges and established our schooh. It has git en national wealth! ^'s w’ a.n(^ children, in the city of Bos- and individual prosperity; and if it hnsj{?n’ Ihenjndced have we fallen upon evil brought some evils in its train, (hey are j not for a moment to be compared with the advantages which w*e have so nbundantlr realized. None but a dreamer who would throw us back a century, can with fo an nihilafe credits. Wilh such a measure the canal would indeed become “ a soli­ tude” and the hike “ a desert waste of water.-’ Instead of enlarging the Elio h},ppy- Mb. Jour. Dinner lo Mr. Ewing. — The people of' Ohio, whose voice was disregarded by theit’ legislature in superseding Mr. Ewin«r in tho Senate of the U. S. invited him to a public dinner at Chillicothe on the 9ih inst. The number o f persons present was estimated at 1500. The speech of Mr. E. in answer to a complimentary toast was one of great ability, and is to be pub- li«hed. The richly endowed university o f Mich- igan, at Ann Aibor, will go into operation a year from September. Five professors and two tutors are shortly to be appointed, and b t a n e h e s of the institution established in the different counties. (£j* i f the citizens of Boston do not promptly reimburse the poor and innocent people whose little property was destroy. ed during the recent riot in that city, we shall abate much c f our respect and admi­ ration for them. If the poor man’s thvel- ing is no longer to furnish protection to times.— Alb. Jour. 0 5 “ The evils and embarras-ments un­ der which fhe Government and People are now laboring, have their origin in tbe un­ warrantable interference o f the Govern* ment with the Currency. If Politicians had left Banks and Banking alone, we should have remained prosperous and c a n a l we mi^ht belter d i s c h a r g e ou r c o l ­ lectors and lo- k-tenders — abandon the p r o ­ ject nf opening other public thoroughfares, and content ourselves with once more re­ turning to a state of barter. Our legisla­ ture would have little business o:; its hands, beyond that of declaring the state b a n k ­ rupt aj^d imposing taxes to defray the or­ dinary expenses of the government,” Happy indeed would it have heen fo our Coun'ry if such views as these had guided our Rulers for the last eight years. But unfortiirately those in power adopted the incendiary, maxim that “ ALL WHO T R A D E ON BORROW E D CAPITAL OUGHT TO BR E A K .” The General Commiitee, in another part of their Address, referrin g again to what is called the “ visionary piojecl^ of ‘dis­ carding paper and credit, say r “ The thing is absolutely impracticable from the want of a sufficient amount of the precious m« tals, to say nothing of the inconvenience, expense and hazard, of transporting specie from one part of the country to another in making large pay­ ments, And as for abolishing credits, the charge is quite too gross fo secure belief in any quarter. Before any Government can .abolish credits, it must not only anni­ hilate trade and Commerce, but uncivilize the people and destroy all confidence be­ tween man and man.” We have not time to examine this Ad­ dress further. It contains, however, one infamous calumny uhioh shall be repelled. In sayinir, as they do, that the Whig party “ S I D E D W ITH T H E ENEM Y D U ­ RING T H E LA T E W AR,” they utter a foul libel, and we tell them so to their leetb, collective!y and individually. The men who “ sided with the enemy during the late roar” are now not only the parti- zans of Van Buren, but they fill the high­ est offices in the General Government. Taney, a Baltimore mob and blue-light Federalist, is Chief Justice of the United Slates. Buchanan, who, durirg ihe late war, in a Federal Oration, said that “ if there ivas a drop of Democratic blood in his veins he would lei it o u t f is a Van Bu­ ren leader in the U. S. Senate. J ohn H. P r e n t i s s , a rank blue-light Editor of the “ Cooperstmvn Federalist,” is a Van Bu­ ren Member of Congress. The V a n D e b p o o l ’s, the O a k l e y ’s, and other anti­ war Federalists, are high in office and fa­ vor wilh our modern Republican Adminis­ tration. Indeed for ought we know, ihe Van Buren party has just elected a man to Congress from the city of Philadelphia, who “ sided with lhe enemy during the late w a r f ancl who avcwed the following sentiment in a public letter : “ I f I had been capable o f reason and reflection when ihe American colonies took up arms against the mother country, I S H O U L D H A V E BE E J V A T O R Y — N O R C A N I E V E R C O N S I D E R T H A T A N A P P E L L A T I O N OF R E P R O A C H .”— Alb. Jour. Beauties o f the L a w . —Among the caus­ es in the court of common please at Sa­ lem, the present term, is one of the val­ ue of about $3, in which seventy witness­ es are summoned. M y r t l e of t h e S o u t h S e a s . — The myrtle, known in Europe only as a small shrub, in Van Dierc^an’s Land grows to the height of two[hundred feet, and from thirty fo forty feet in circumference, the wood resembling Cedar. H a r d m o n e y — At a contribution lately in Nashau an iron half dollar, a dozen buttons, three brass watch keys and a box of anti-bilious pills were found in the box. They probably formed the loose change of some Deposite Bank Directors. Counterfoil Clergyman. — This is the ago of counterfeits. A fellow is travelling about the Kennebec River towns, passing himeelf off for a clergyman, who is said to he a state prison convict, named Caleb Eaton, recently pardoned. He carries wiih him a forged letter of recommenda­ tion, purporting tn be from the Rev. Ba­ ron Stow, of Boston. Breaking. — -A correspondent of the Natchez Courier- asks, “ if the govern-, ment lyre is still strung to the tune of ‘ None break but those who desprve itT ’’ If the interrogator will turn to the files of the (Robe, he will find that the liar has been silenced upon that note— the govern­ ment itself being a m o n g the broken __ Cour. B u s i n e s s f o r L a w y e r s . —The num­ ber of causes on docket at the late session of the Circuit Court in C h i c a g o w a s 6 4 2 - Upwaids’of 60 old indictments were washy 'ed for being drawn up illegally, j A Preaching Politician. —The Louis, vilie Journal says, that the Rev. T. Mad- din h a s become the editor of the Tennes­ see Democrat, a ferocious political paper. The extraordinary number of c-lergvmen that have taken charge of Jackson* nnd Van Buren newspapers, and received poli. ticai offices during the last eight years, has heen one of the most remarkable features of the times. “ When nations are to perish in iheir sirs, ’Tis in tlie Church the leprosy begins.’’ Rencontre xeitha Bear .— An Arkansas correspondent of the Louisville Journal gives an account of the death of a Mr. Harris, near the month of White river, in an attempt to kill a be?r. Having wound­ ed it, Mr. H. went into the cave to get an­ other shot, when Bruin “ caught him bj* the hamstring, and hit the large artery in two?” He died in a few minutes. Mr. Harris is represented as an old hunier, had killed hundreds of bears, and been in four er five fights with them-, previously. A lady at sea, full of delicate apprehen­ sions in a gale of wind, cried out, among other pretty exclamations, “ We shall all go to the bottom, mercy on us, hpw my head swims / ” “ Madam, never fear,” said one of the sailors, “ you can never go to the bottom while your head swims.” The present population of Massachu­ setts is, in round number?, 700,000,. an. increa.se o f 200,000 since I 8 l0. The po­ pulation ofthe whole United States in 180@ was 5,2I4.S0J — 1810, 7,23S,42l— and- in 18*30, 12,856,154. It is now probably not far from 15,Of-O,OO0—thus doubling in little .more than a quarter of a century— - ap Increase of population probably une-. quailed in the history of nations. Five Hundred new banks created since Gen. Jackson commenced his at-, tack upon the currency, in only seven years — more, by 165, than the whole num­ ber incorporated in the preceding fjU y years.— Newark ( N . J.) Sentinel O^r* The Whig members ofthe Virginia Legislature have determined— very wisely ive think— to leave the suggestion of all­ remedies for existing evils, to lhe dominant party.—Alb. Jour. T r a flick in Slaves.**-? The Legislature ofthe State of Mississippi have passed a law prohibiting the introduction of the slaves into the State, for sale or hire. The penalty is a fine of five hundred dol lars and imprisonment from one month to six months for each slave imported. All contracts for purchase or hiro are declared void. The Jaw passed on the 11th of May, a**d took effect from \ts passage. Time’s Contrasts.— The daughter of Thoma3 Grimke, from a slavebolding state, is preaching emancipation—the daughter of the Rev. Lyman ^eec^er, frorn a free state, is opposing her.

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