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p.-oud spirit cannot yield, and I am sure that frank, w ho w ill be m ine, 1 hope, in a few hours, would not have m e d o it. 1 have hoard b u n say \that he loved to see a proud-spirited vvomaui No, no, auut ! Vein are very m uch m istaken; old peo­ ple cau be ia error sometimes. I know very .. BV„„t wtl - J for the right Bbill trf OUH * ----- m ing a poiut so important. Independence, now and fore ver—married and single. That’s m y mot­ to.” “Yon a rea most inccorrigible girl, Mira,’ re­ plied Mrs. Halstead. “ Y ou'thiuk'yoa are teach­ able, aad so you are wheu the lesson pleases you, but you w ill not renounce your notions even w h en they are condemned by age a n d experience. — W e ll ! I have done w hat I cuuld. 1 have giveu you the best advice I was able to give, and 1 have cautioned you most particularly upon th e very point to which you cling. Now mark my w o rds! I f you begin yoar matrimonial career w ith auy airs of independence, you will begiu wrong, and m y p r e d i c t i o n i3. that in o n e mouth after y o u are m a r r i e d you w ill repeut i t sorely.\ “In one m outh, indeed!” exclaimed Mira, as her eyes tiashsd, and h e r lip curled, iu the autici- pa*ed satisfaction of disappointing h e r aunt, w hich she felt as certain o f doing, as she was that she would b e m arried. “I’ll show you, m a’am ! I’ll show you h n v I shall sharpen F rank’s affection by m y independence !” ^ ^ # The bridal w eek was passed by tbe young couple a t th e residence of Mira’s parents. A t the end of that period, the house, w hich was in the course of preparation for th eir residence, w as com­ pleted. and they removed to it. happy iu the tho’t of setting up housekeeping ou their own account. Four w eeks rolled rapidly by, aud the indepen­ dent bride had committed no act b u t w h at was pleasiug to ber husband. So far from giving him offence,she had rather caused an increase o f bis af­ fection by h er dignified and graceful carriage. The mouth had nearly cloBed, aud y e t there was not the slightest prospect o f th e repentance h e r A unt H dstead had predicted. In her h eart M ira ex­ ulted in the trium ph which she fancied she had achieved, a n d she was delighted in the idea of disapp aiming h e r aunt, and p leasantly reproving her for the confident m a n n e n n which she had ex­ pressed h erself in relation to the point upon w hich they disagreed. “0 , ” thought she, “how I shall teaze h e r w h en she visits m e again! The m outh has nearly gone, and I have not had one m oment’s interruption to my happiness. But it has increas- ‘ ” ■\— These old ed, ana it s h a l l continue to do so. people do not know much m ore than young ones, after all.” , Thus did Mira speculate upon the prospect o f her success. Iu h er mind she ran in a few min­ utes through years o f pleasure, aud h er jo y was almost unbounded in the idea, that she had start­ ed exactly right, and meant to continue so. Poor M ira! she k n ew u o t how often h e r independent spirit had almost provoked resistance on the part of h e r husband. No dissatisfaction had appeared iu his behaviour towards her, b u t the effect, not being seen, was no proof that the cause d id not exist. „ , On the thirtieth day after the marriage, a friend of Mr. W alton’s, from a distant city, made him a visit, and wa3 invited to remain to dine.— While the dinner w as preparing, the friends took a stroll through the garden. During the w alk he visit >r complimented the personal appearance ,.f Mrs. Walton. The free aud unaffected man­ ner in which the friend’s compliments w ere ex­ pressed, g iv e Francis the opportunity to spea.c in axalted terms o f his choice. He represented her is one of the most amiable and interesting o f her „sx, as lovely iu h er character aud affections, as she w as iu face aud person. The friend w as cbarm- d with the description he gave of the qualities of M ira, aud congratulated him heartily upon his ‘viocess iu securing such a w ife. “She is a pattern, sir, in almost every thing, said Walton. _ , „ “And slie appears to b e devoted to you,Frank, • lid his friend. “As much so as ever w oman w as 'ev ited to h er husband.” \.She is all my own, sir,” said W alton, w ith an •ir of proud satisfaction, “and a p erlect child of m u re in h er affections.” “She must have been moulded, Frank, after - iur own heart,” said his friend, “ the very wo- r iiu a n lot all the millions ot her sex, that w as . itenled for yon. She shows itiu herbehaviour.” “No other w ill b u t mine does she know,” said V.’.ilton. “All her desires centre in one, aud that . le is to please me.” . “ Fortunate man tint you a re !” exclaimed his iea I, “ exceedingly fortunate to have obtaiued ich a treasure o f a wife. Long, F rank, may you oot’l have life and health for tbe enjoymeut ol inch other’s society.’’ Th is tha friends chatted daring their ramble f ir h ilf an hour, w hen they returned to the house. U.i entering the parlor, they touiul Mira seated at her centre table, aud pouring over a book which io held iu h e r hand. Walton handed his Irieud chair, nnd then turned to Mira aud reached out his hand f uniliarly to take from her the book she -/as reading. Instead of giving it to him, how- .ve-, Mira closed it on Ilia lingers, aud theu j i itching it away from him, threw it upon the ib e. Dis ippoiuted at such au unexpected uve neut, aad at such a time, Walton’s lace col­ ored, Old he turned to a seat in another part of •.ha r o n , confused aad mortified. He had made >a effort to obtain the book from Mira’s hand, for t ,o p u-pose o f procuring proof in fact before his frie id of tho high enlogium We had. pronounced -oon her. His feelings fell, and his chagrin was t iaialy manifest. During dinner Walton spoke »ut little. He appeared to b e thoughtful, aud at •- .nes absent in mind. The meal was by no means a pleasant o n e ; and lie was glad when it was over. Soon after they left the table his fien d asked to be excused, as he liad business ■which demanded his immediate attention. Fran* r is proposed to accompany him down the street. H e tio k b is hat aud left'the house, w ithout be­ st rwiiig upon Mira the usual token o f his affec- t on, or noticing h er at all. The purposed neg- eet of her husband w as like a dagger iu the heart f Mira, aud from the light-hearted, laughing wife cf a fo id hu ibaud, she w as changed to one of the most unhappy women in the world. Over and over again did she think of tho thoughtless deed she had committed, and over and over again did she grieve that it had been donp. She sought to banish the reflection iu attendance upon her household affairs. Oae thing, aud theu another, was tried, b u t all to no purpose. Tho thing was uppermost iu h er thoughts, and there it remained, iu spite of her. A t length, exhausted both in mind and body, she threw lierself upon the sofa, and burying h er face in her hands, she gave re­ lief to h e r heart iu an abundant discharge of tears. For awhile she w ept most bitterly, and then dropped off into a profound sleep. The after­ noon passed, and tho servant entered the parlor and arranged the lights for the evening, ana still she slept. Francis came home, w e n t to the sofa, and looked on her face, which was red and swol­ len. The marks of h er grief made an appeal to his h ea rt whieh he could hardly resist. He thought of kissing away the tears that stole in her slumber from her eyes, b u t the memory of the injury ho had sustained in tho eyes oi his friend deterred him, and he turned and retired to his room. W hen Mira awoke she w as surprised to find it so late; she looked around for h er hus­ band b u t he was not near. The hour iu which he usually returned home h ad passed, and she w as alarmed that lie w as n o t there to receive h er w el­ come, and tha assurance of h e r unceasing regard. Thoughts o f tho past came over her. For a mo­ m ent she was bewildered, and the n ext sank lown, overwhelmed in distress, upon the place Irom which she had just arisen. She called a lervant and asked for Mr. W alton. W hat w as her surprise and sorrow when she learned that he had indeed returned, and had gone to liis room without seeing her. \ O !” she exclaimed, clasping h e r hands to­ gether iu deep distress, “ it is cruel in Francis to treat m e so. He has planted a thorn iu my heart which I am afraid will never b e removed. I vould not have believed it. O, I could not be- ,eve h e w ould ever serve me so!” W alking ing, for you are the v ery person I w Ish m ost to see. I have been unhappy a ll eight, and I foel that if I continue in tliis w ay m uch longer, I shall certainly die. Take your b o n n et off, aunt, aoid sit down, and I w ill te ll you all.” , M rs. Halstead was too much pained to m o v e; she retained h e r seat and listened to her niecels sorrows. M ira told h e r tale, representing the facts just as they occtired, and taking great blame to faerseli for h e r action, and for the pride of feeling by which she was afterwards influenced. Mrs. Hal­ stead was too good to add further pangs to the lacerated heart of ber distressed niece, by con­ demning her for not following h e r instructions, and too k ind to reprove h e r for the omission.” “ Never m ind, m y dear,” said s h e ; “ say n o t a word about your neglect of m y well m eaut ser­ vices. But let us both try and’ have the present difficulty removed, aud then we ’11 talk about guarding against the like iu future.” “ What shall I do, aunt?” asked Mira, in a be- seeching tone. “ What you m ast do, niy child,” she replied, “ is quickly told. and it is simple and easily p er­ formed. Go to your husband w h en he comes home, and ask him kindly to sit down with you, and have au explanation of this unpleasant affair. Make acknowledgments w herein you have done wrong, and say that you are desirous th at your lit­ tle freak should be overlooked. If you do this, I have not the slightest d o u b t b u t that Mr. Wal­ ton's feelings w ill respond to your own, and that he will acknowledge his p a rt o f the indiscretion, aud you shall both again be happy. Your action was a ta n uufortuuate period. It w as before your husband’s friend, w hom h e would have to know you as one o f the k iu d est and b est o f w omen, and perfect in all that a wife should be. I am sure, Mira, lhat w hen h e reflects he will not condemn you so much, nor w ill you condemn him when yon hear the causes that impelled him to act as he did.\ Mira agreed to every word h e r aunt said, and scarcely had she promised to comply w ith h e r di­ rections than M r. W altou entered th e room. Mi­ ra w as composed when he came in, and she smiled us he approached Mrs. H alstead and asked h e r to take off h e r shaw l and bonnet and stay the eve­ ning. Mrs. Halstead complied w ith his request, though she had another engagement. Taking off her bonnet she gave it to \Walton and when h e turned to dispose of it, she slipped out of the chamber, and left the distressed pair to reconcile their difficulties. As soon as she w as out o f the way, Mira approached h er husband and proposed the explanation, as h e r aunt had suggested. Wal- ton w as tired enough o f the affair, aud he received Mira’s proposition w ith joy. The m atter was soon settled. Iinproprietiesw ere admitted on both sides, and Airs. Halstead was soon called u p to witness the renewal o f their affectionate feelings Wal- and most hearty friendship. Mrs. Halstead staid a day o r two at ton’s, and she made good use o f h er time in con­ versing about the right start, and the mutual de­ pendence o f man and w ife upon each other. Mi­ ra and h er hnsband w ere both converts to her doctrine, and they practiced upon it through many years o f uninterrupted happiness. Long d id the repentant pair rem em ber and enjoy the right start they made a month after their m arriage. AUBURN JOURNAL. W e d n e s d a y , M n y 0 , 184G . NO. 1— VOL. 14. To-day w e present the first No. o f a new vol- ume—Thus forming a highly appropriate time for our customers to look about them as to the state of th eir accounts. Many are indebted to us —their accounts forming in the aggregate an amount which would be highly convenient in meeting the heavy and constant expenses atten­ dant upon our establishment. This truth w ill be­ come doubly apparent w hen w e state that during the past year, o u r outlay for permanent improve­ ments in connexion with our office (in addition to ordinary daily and w eekly expenses) have been more than three fold that of any former year.- To meet these,all m ust b e convinced that prompt­ ness on the p art of customers is requisite—and we trust they will govern their conduct accord­ ingly ; furnishing us w ith all requisite proof that such is their conviction. TH E OFFICIAL RESULT. Below we give the Official R esult of the recent election in this county—a result w hich m ig ht ea sily have been prevented had the W hig strength been properly exerted. But w h at the open op­ ponents of Whig principles, have not for years been able to accomplish, has b een brought about by the apathy o f our friends in a portion of the towns. Let those b y whose indifference it has been accomplished, look upon the picture presen­ ted—and enjoy it as best they can. O F F I C I A L CA N V A S S . C.lYUOA COUNTY, ss: Statement of the Votes given at the Election held inthe said County on the 28th day of PA R L IA M E N T A R Y d e c o r u m . T h e H o u se o f R e p resentatives h a s f o r years past o ccasionally been the theatre o f 60 m any scenes t h a t , w o u ld be more appropriate to a bar-room o ra brothel, th a t the epithet o f bear garden applied to it, h a s become as fam iliar to all tongues a s a household word. W h e ther it w as because the H o u se had been a w e d b y th e stately dignity a n d decorum of th a t m atchless public body, the U n ited States Senate, or be­ cause it h ad seen itself m irrored, or rather car- ricatured in the debasing scenes enacted By the Old H u n k e rs a n d Barnburners on the floor o f the Senate o f th e State of N e w Y o rk, a n d w a s made to stand aghast a t its ow n likeness,— yet such is the fact, th a t from the beginning of the p resent session down to a recent p eriod, with the exception o f now and then a boister­ ous laugh a t the drunken buffoonry o f th a t b e ­ dizened dandy and dyed-in -the-w ool democrat, M cConnell, or a t the vulgar a n d disgusting ti­ rades against education as incom patible w ith democracy, o f that other simon pure, modern, “ progressive” democrat, Chipm an, the House had conducted itself w ith an unusual degree of propriety. W e w e re in hopes that that propriety w o u ld continue to the end of the s e s ­ sion— that the H o u se would finish its labors and adjourn w ithout having tarnished its ow n honor, or having inflicted an additional stain upon the country’s escutcheon—b u t w e have been doomed to disappointm ent. T h e H o u se has ju s t been disgraced b y a scene, w h ich c annot fail to* m ake e v e ry patriot, every good c itizen, again blush for bis country. In that scene, C h a rles J . Ingersoll, or as he is now called, C alum n iator J. Ingersoll, a n o ther simon pure, dyed-in-the-wool democrat, w h o acknow ledged the other day in his place, th a t he had said, that “ i f he had lived in the days o f the Revolution he would have been a TO ­ R Y /” w a s the m ost conspicuous a c tor W e have advocated the abolishm ent o f w h a t is term ed, (falsely a s w e did believe) the “ code of honor.” B u t w h en democracy has become progressive,” as to enact such scenes, as last w inter w itnessed ini the Senate o f the State of N e w Y o rk, a n d such a scene as took place last M o n d a y on the floor of the House of R e p resentatives, w e alm o st m o u rn the d a y s of C h ivalry— a re, upon the first im p u lse, al­ m ost inclined to w ish the restoration, in full force and vigor of that code to w h ich men appealed for redress of those injuries that the law s did not reach, and w h ich, in this country, enlightened public sentim ent is fast rendering obsolete. A sketch of the scene referred to w ill be found in the C o n g ressional proceedings in an ­ other colum n. * OUR \VILLAGE. From tbe V. O. Picavune.Apri! 23. Aubum , h as n ever w tiffin p u r r e f le c tio n , ex- 0 a ? S F i S x J ft ? t M & n u r . - hibited more abundant evidences o f prosperity— vVe had the pleasure o f conversing w ith a geutle- a more confident a ir o f w ell-to-do in the world, man who arrived in town o n Monday d irect from than at the present moment We can take scarce- California. H e leftthorp on the 18th o f Februar , . _ ... „ , ry last b v sea for M azatlan, ana thence proceed- ly a step in any direction, w ffhout being attracted e£ to ?heycity o f Mexico, by an “ improvem ent” of some kind. Almost The most important intelligence for w h ich we every where we are in danger of stumbling over a re in d ebted to him relates to Capt. Fremont.— - - - - •• -- - - 1 —J O'.t+skM?? oatl W i l l th e O r e g o n Q u e s t i o n e n d in a F i g h t ) o r a F e a s t t The news b ro u g h t by the G reat W estern, is d e ­ cidedly pacific. The exciternent that existed a t the previous dates, on the subject o f E nglish vic­ tories in India, had in a g reat m easure subsided, and public attention w as again turning to the Oregon question, which h ad for a time b een thrown into tbe background. B u t although Ore- piles o f stones, o r boards, o r heaps of brick and gon had been evoked from the shade, the anger mortar. If it is n o t a new building going up, it and indignation produced by the refusal to arbi- is an old one coming down, or undergoing such a crate, w hich accompanied it there, seem not to process o f amendment, that w e can scarcely re. have b een evoked with it. The speech of Mr. cognize it as an old acquaintance. To b e sure w e Calhoun, delivered in the Senate in March, had do not see in progress of erection, any such costly just b een received by way of Havre, and w as and magnificent public o r private structures as iu I McVes”and whend it comes toom b ees generally kuown, making, as w as on all hands h ere anticipated, a 1336 adorned aad beautified the village a t the — ’ - ’ ' * - - most favorable impression. A u article bad ju s t expense, perhaps, of its true interests and w elfare, appeared, too, iu the London Q uarterly R eview, but w e see in almost every street, such improve- which declared that a compromise w as the w ish ments in the way o f new shops and dwellings, of all wise men, and expressed the b elief that a and ot alterations and amendments o f old, as are compromise a t the 49tli degree, as a basis, w ould evidently demanded b y increased population and counts be perfectly s a t i s f y ry. The Review is an or- by increased exigencies of business. c S c f e l t o r e n a , the gan o f the C onservative party, o f which S ir Ro- Nor are these the only evtdences of a healthful functions o f chief magistrate have been dischar- beri P e el is chief; the article therefore may b e condition of the body corporate. W e also behold ged by Don Pio Pico, a Californian b y birth, we regarded as having a semi-official character and indubitable, unmistakable symptoms o f it in the believe, w ho holds h is office by some indefinite as having expressed the sentiments o f thatparty. countenances and demeanor of our citizens. You expedition to reduce the There does not seem to be much doubt b u t at can m eet none b u t pleasant laces. W hen w e say Department to obedience has not reached Cali- the time o f th e sailing of the Great W estern, pub- pleasant faces, w e do not m ean those extravagant- fornia. Our informant saw a p a rt of the troops - - -- i — -—r..i th. v destined for this operatii ' ~ mise ut 49° and political men bad become so » Wear, WDen ID«J’ w e Y U maxmg ^ ^ 00^00 that it is not now in the power satisfied that such a compromise w ould be the » thousand dollars before breakfaBt, by adding so Df Mexico to impose a Governor upon C alifornia; result o f amicable negotiations, that they were much to tbe price of a corner lot, to be replaced, tliat should one be sent there turning their attention from “ the last argument by correspondingO lengthened, sour and suicidal most immediately expelled. M E . W E B S T E R ’S SPEEC H . the chair (M r. Dickinson) made a speech on this subject, I propose to- take some notice o f that speech. But first I may remark, ffiat the honora­ ble gentleman d id n o t seem to b e satisfied w ith his own light; he borrowed somewhat extensive­ ly. H e borrowed, and incorporated into his speech, b y way o f a note, w hat h e entitles, “ Ex- a.e.u u v u .^v . — — -------- — -- - tracts from the speech o f Mr. C. J. Ingersoll in That gallant officer reached C apt. b u tter s settle- ] j oase 0f Representatives .” W ell, theu, mv ment, a t N ew Helvetia, about the 1st o f F ebraa- fji'st business is to examine a little this jewel ry, w ith a force o f about sixty mounted men. which the honorable gentleman chooses to work Capt. F rem ont bad been.so fortunate as to dis- jnt0 jjjs 0VVil d ia d e m ; and I shall do it unmoved cover a new routee o r pass, b yy whichh Calitor- jn temperi p hope, and a t the same time I do not M r . W ebster. Yes, the only letter; the only An honorable m em ber from New York nearest j private letter ever written by me to tlm Gover- nor of N ew York m the w orld. Now, bow a m i ___ ro u t o r pass, b whic Califor­ nia can b e reached b y emigrants in sixty days less tim e than b y the old route via O regon. This new route is perfectly practicable for w heeled ve­ hicles, an w hen it c to b e generally kuown, w ill give a re n ew ed im petus to em igration to California. Capt. Frem o n t left his party n ear Capt. S u tter’s and proceeded himself to Mouterey on a visit. Tne representations made to as b y him ill re­ gard to the state of California confirm former ac- Allegiance to the central Government of he would be al- QU...V..L v . —- — o 1 ------ . --------- , . . Still the Californi- of kings,” to discussions upon Indian corn and visages, soon afterwards, when the speculation ana are distracted by dissensions among themselves, buckwheat; and S ir R obert P eel himself had been wa3 t0 he ou the other side of the accouut, and st?blllty under any fonn °! Soverm neut quite as eloquent upon them as h e had b een upon hut, w e m ean those contented, smiling faces, that Oregon. The introduction of these American are always the offspring o f good business and productions 111 Great B ritain for the relief o f h e r bright prospects and which a man of ordinary Starving m illions seemed to b e considered quite prudence and sagacity, m ay, if h e will, wear all as im p ortant a project as that of killing them off his life. Should w e begiu to particularize auy of the iin- inawarforOregmi, It has always beeu said, that John Ball loves provements to which w e have alluded, w e should eating as well as fighting. H e has heretofore h ad know w here to Stop, a taste of fightiug with Brother Jonathan. He has just now got a ta3te o f his corn and buck­ wheat, and doubtless much prefers these last, At all events, he seems very willing to sit down and eat mush and pancakes w ith Brother Joua- W e cannot however forbear to refer to those w hich have b een made and are malting in the business portion c f Gene­ see street. Our stores have justly been a village not to be counted upon among them. There is a strong tide of emigration pouring in from the States b y way o f O regon. Some leave this country w ith a view to settle there; b u t there is a greater iuflux of disappointed emigrants to Oregon, w ho wander ou farther south iu search of b etter lands aud happier skies. C o rrespondence o f th e M o b ile H e rald. B r a z o s St. Iag o , April 16. The situation G an. T aylor has chosen is really beautiful, though much exposed to the Mexican fortification on the south side of the river. Im mediately after the Mexicans found that Gen. T. was fortifying himself they despatched a courier to the city ot Mexico, which courier w as boast. W e have regarded them as among our expected b ack on the 12tli or 13th inst. “ lions,” and in our simplicity thought they could It is generally believed there will b e an en But w e find that the march of | p g e jn o n t on his arrival. leit Matamoras on the 7 th. than, and w h eu he shall have read the speeches uot be improved, of Messrs. W ebster aud B enton, and the C ongres- intellect and the progress of the age have just as sional O regon resolutions, h e will b e urgent aud much to do with the purchase and sale ot goods pressing in his desire for such a feast. But the I saw a gentleman w ho He says that there are about six thousand troops at Matamoras, aud all determined to drive as w ith their m anufacture and conveyance. This Gen. T . from the froutier. They are represented whole busiuess of purchase and sale, w hich has as B eing very fine troops and well equipped. , . The secoud day after the arrival ol our troops been so much m the dark as to defy the penetra- on the rivet% thereJwere two of the dragoons tak‘„ tion o f the most eagle-eyed, and w hich has been prisoners. Gen. T . demanded them to b e given the source o f m uch deception, is now, thanks to up within 24 hours o r h e w ould fire on the city, the spirit, enterprise, genius and good taste of our About two hours before the expiration of the time the men were sent back. On the night of mean to omit w hat I may consider a p ro p er notice of the w hole of it, and all its parts. And here, sir, is that extraordinary ebullition, called b y the honorable Senator “ the speech o f Mr. C . J . In- gersoll iu the House o f R epresentatives.” Mr. President, I almost wish I could find my- self o u t o f order iu referring to it, as I imagine I should be, if it had not beeu that the honorable m em ber lias made it his own and a part o f his s p e e c h . I should, be very glad to he compelled not to take auyuotice of it—to b e told that I was not at liberty to know that such a speech w as ever m ade; aild should thank God to know that such an ebullition had never beeu made out of a bar- room any w h ere—and th a t’s a theatre q u ite too high for it. Now, sir, a large portion of this “speech ” seems to be directed against the individ­ ual now addressing the Senate. 1 w illread itsparts aud parcels, aud take such notice o f them as they deserve as I go along. Hear w hat the N ew York m em ber says: “ Mr. Dickinson h ad understood there was a correspondence betw een the authorities a t W ash ingtou and the Governor o f New York to that ef­ fect ; b u t he particularly alluded to a letter ad­ dressed b y Mr. W ebster, Secretary of State, to Mr. Crittenden, A ttorney G eneral, at that time, directing him to proceed to New York, aud take charge of the trial of McLeod. He had it not then before him, and did uot recollect its precise language, b u t would refer to it before h e should close. H e would endeavor to speak o f the his­ tory of the past truly, and iu perfect kindness, but he w ished to show what w e had gained by negotiations with Great Britain, and who had m a d e tb e c o n c e s s io n s .” Now, sir, either by w ay of giving interest to this narrative—or something else—the gentleman from New York makes this a little more distinct. He says not only that Mr. W ebster w rote this let­ ter to the Governor of New York, with his own hand, b n t that he sent it by express. I believe the “ express ” m atter w as expressly by the g en-1 tleman trom New York. Mr. Dickinson.—W ill you allow me ? Mr. W ebster.—O h ! yes, I w ill allow you. Mr. D ickinson.—The gentleman from N. Y ork is not at all responsible tor the statement in the note. Nor does the gentleman from New York make the extracts from Mr. Ingersoll’s speech auy p art o f h is ; ou the contrary, I stated express­ ly, at the time, tliat I alluded to it as a very ex­ traordinary statement. Having met w ith the em­ phatic contradiction of the honorable Senator from Massachusetts, or w hat implied contradiction, 1 proposed to read in justification the vernai k s of Mr. Ingersoll. The friends of the Senator in his T rouble B rewing !—The “ D estructives” are truly a t w ork at W ashington; aud although they may not succeed during the p resent session iu bringiug the country down q u ite to lbe verge o ruin as w as the case a few years siuce, every day brings additional proof tliat no efforts therefor, will b e left untried. In addition to th eir constant, and it is y et to be feared, b u t too successful efforts to ruin the currency of the country by means of the Sub-Treasury—aud equally threatening at­ tacks upon our prosperity as a nation, by the partial or entire overthrow of the admirable T ar­ iff system, u n d er w hich every branch of business question now would seem to be, W ill Brother Jonathan eat mush w ith him ? W hat says the Union. Mr. P o lk’s organ a t Washington ? “The stone w hich the P resident’s Message, b y a fling, cast on the top of the Rocky Mountains, but w hich Congressional procrustinatiou suffered J receiving a Hood o f iicrht, and w e have ..... — ------------- - to roll almo 3 tto the bottom, is once more raised , , . , ... , , , * lhe APn l there were fourteen deserters trom immediate vicinity objected to have it read. , . no doubt b u t they w ill be amply compensated for lhe Amencau camp w ho crossed the river. 1 he JU uol read the ei tra\t nor w as u ;n the ,orl (in the language of one of our R everend gentle- Mexicans gave them the . .eech, men) the extraordinary panes they are talcing to to jail o r joining the army. Thirteen of th e num b er accepted the latter pro- aitiact customers. i _ position, and one made his escape and returned State street too is decidedly “ looking u p ”— to the camp. Those who have deserted are gen- but this is n o t at all strange. How can it help erally men who are acquainted w ith the Mexican \ going ahead ” ?—it has long been propelled by language. , . , . . r . .. ., . General T . is very strict in prohibiting settlers au immense amount of stationary and locomotive nM r his camp> Qr ^ p oillt i 3£fbell;(i whfch is the steam power —aud iu a few days, it is to have an depot for th e landing of the supplies for the army. additional impetus b y the application of the Elec- There are, o r were when I left, one barque. tro-Magnelic power. W ith such powerful m eans th!\ee h n gs, tw enty schooners and five steam ves- ° ... sels at tbat place, a he brig U rsula w as w recked to the top. There on a rock stauds the Chief Magistrate, a man of peace and slow to anger.(!) The A m erican people, in glorious nationality, sur­ round him. The representatives, by solemn en­ actment, authorize him, at his discretion, to sol­ emnly inform Great B ritain that Oregon can no longer remaiu the subjectef disputed jurisdiction, &c. &e.’: Now, w ill a man who, w ith a single fling can I throw a stone to the top of the Rocky Mountains, [ and can raise it up agaiu, wheu it has rolled to | the b o ttom ; w ho this m oment, stands upon a rock at their summit, and is “slow to anger,” and cool of propulsion, its go-aheaditiveness cannot fail to I as an altitude of 15,000 feet, amidst eternal snows, be developed iu a very remarkable degree, can make him, w ith the “American nationality” We mu3t reserve other improvements for a fu- athis feet; w e say will such a mau condescend to ture occasion. eat mush and milk with John B ull? The idea N E W PUBLIC V1TONS is ridiculous—preposterous—cannot b e tolerated W is c o n s i n : its Geography and Topography, History. Ge- for a m o m ent! It is the most arrant presumption too, in John B ull to thiuk o f such a thing—he is getting up in the world entirely too fast—such giddy asperations deserve to b e rebuked—such monstrous ambition ought to have a lu.Il. W h a t! ology, and Mineralogy; together with brief sketches of its Antiquities, Natural History, Soil, Productions. Pop­ ulation and Government By T. A. Lapham. Publish, ed by I. A. Hopkins, Milwaukie. H ere is a volume, which, at the psesent time, when all eyes are turned to the great west, cau- has continued to improve and flourish, —it w ould aspire to e a t with a \ C hief Magistrate” w h o can not ^ t0 011 unusual share of readers and now seem that still another string is to be touch- with a siugle fling, cast a stone to the top of the Pl*rc, a^ rS’ 10r’ we 8 0111 suPPose was .. . . . , , admirably fitted for 1 Rocky Mountains—and who, now standing up- Auburn Aurelius Brutus Cato C o n q u est Fleming Genoa Ira Locke Ledyard Moravia Mentz Niles Owasco Summer Hil Sempronius Springport Sterling Sennett Scipio Venice Victory ■ ! d 1 a j 2 o > o 2 *3 1 S 5f ■S US n -ra to £ u 1 © o £ O H O j £ | w a a 03 -4 \3 1 A 3 a o O -e c: 5 O -3 £ a \3 »-» — 8 3 u 0 55 I » Li V •B 3 1 £ 0 2236 353 351 353 395 377 375 i* 7 8 946 225 230 218 100 83 87 I 1 1 905 152 155 152 133 142K139 132 10 9 7 790 125 126 126 131 132 6 6 6 699 151 151 15 L 81 82 82 1 •1 562 107 109 105 80 76 79 I ii 2 864 132 132 130 157 156 157 732 145 150 145 86 93 93 6 7 7 6#3 n o 111 110 110 1)0 110 tf tf R 71)7 87 87 87 162 161 162 16 15 20 819 101 190 19.2 61 62 61|20 20 20 1849 409 410 406 170 16) 163:37 30 38 830 195 197 196 83 79 80 1 1 1 549 100 98 97 87 811 SI 538 104 101 119 93 76 92 490 113! 114 113 1(43 43 43 3 3 3 737 146. 159 116 109 83 89 897 129 129 128 168 176 167 28 789 138 131 131 101 106 103 23 24 1016 17: 173 170 163 161 169 1 1 133 1 1 835 14: \142 141 141 13- te 1 803 147 148 146 104 101 104 Iti 16 1940S 3.771l359’jl356 i Z76t 2694|270v 5 Z Total Scattering l rotrs. — James K e n t 1— Ambrose Spencbr 1 Abijali Fitch 1—H. H. Cooly H-Daniel Conger 1—Geo. D, Hcwson 1—•Alfred Cockty l-AThomas Y. IIow l —Wm. Richardson 1—Alfred Conklin 1—Abram tt. Bishop 2— George R. ttaynes 2—Lewis D. Fendlon 2—John Me Fad* den 1— John R. Hopkins 1— Enos T. Throop 1— Rowland Day 1—D. J. Shaw 2—Michael S. Myers 1. In Witness whereof, we have caused this Statement to be attested by the sicmatures o f our Chairman and Secre­ tary.—Dated nt Auburn, this 5th day of May, 184G. LUMAN BARBEIl, Chairman. E benezbr B. Cons, J>cp. County Clerk mid Secretary. VILLAGE M E E T ING. At the Meeting o fthe F reeholders of this vil­ lage a t the Town Hall, yesterday, the following sums w ere voted to be raised for village expen­ ses during the present year, For Streets, Bridge ou Washington st., Repairing Bridges, $2,300 400 200 430 1,000 75 Fire D epartment, Contingent E xpenses, Burying Ground, Reservoirs onSeminary & G rover sts., 150 Ringing B ell, and R epairing Clock, 50 the Purchase of the G ravel B ank on Clark st., 330 • (Wards her mirror she looked a t h er face, and ihuJdered at the picture of wo it presented.— She fixed h er hair, w hich hung in disorder upon her shoulders, and returned to her seat, w hen she w as soon lost in sad and fearful meditation. The a d v i c e of h er aunt, before h e r marriage, came in­ to h e r m ind, in contrast w ith the scene that en­ couraged h e r false notions of independence, and •he regretted that she had not obeyed h er instruc­ tions. “ O, m y d ear aunt,” she exclaimed, “ I now feel m.y dependence, and never w ill I refuse to be guided by your advice again.” = S he w as aroused from h er m editations b y the supper bell. -Francis aud she met at the table, to gup alone for the first time since their m arriage. They helped each other apparently with cold ia difference, and endeavored to conceal the emotion that throbbed within their breasts. It w as as much os M ira could do to retain h e r seat, aud with all her efforts she could not prevent tha heavin\ o f h e r bosom, w hich told its tale iu spite of h e r f The meal w as a bitter one, and though tt w as soon over, it appeared to the agitated pair an endless task. After supper, Mira w e n t to tbe parlor and Francis to h is room, both as miserable •3 they could be, and both too proud to confess it. The night passed in gloomy disquietude. To Mi­ ra it appeared an age o f wretchedness, aud, in the morning, h er m oistened pillow proclaimed its sorrowful story to h er husband’s tortured heart. To avoid contact w ith Mira, and further recogni­ tion o f her sufferings, Francis arose and w ent out without his breakfast. W hen the b ell rang h e was away, aud Mira, thinking he might return, liad the rolls and coffee k ept at the fire. And there they remained, untouched, until noon, for fc> M ira the sight of them w as b u t the renewal of woes, and she k e p t as far from them as she could. She struggled against h er feelings until she b e ­ came so exhausted m body that sho could no lon­ ger k ee p h e r feet. Trem bling in every muscle, she h u rried to h er chamber, w hich she bad scarce­ ly entered, w h en h e r knees tottered, and she fell prostrate upon the carpet. There she remained for several hours in the greatest agony. While in that situation h e r A unt H alstead came in. The servant had directed h e r to the chamber, and she had approcched it as usual w ithout giving notice. The old lady started b ack in astonishment aud grief, w hen s'he beheld Mira in a condition o f such mental suffering. H er face and eyes w ere very much swollen.^ and she was bathed in tears, the currents still streaming over h e r cheeks.— M«..HalsteSldisuspected something like the cause, 'itCftfciSfiitlivgiKWi tfo Mi*a ifepintrailing upon h e r at • uoytarfJ lin m-icvm om.-. 4a“'ydff; dtj'iih'tn&Ulraxiyaptiloaj-lbr’tofii- __________________________ $5,155 I m p o r t a n t R u m o r . — T he N. Y. Herald of Sat- ux-ilay evening contains a letter from its Washing­ ton correspondent, stating that a rumor w as prev­ alent in Washington, that Gan. T aylor had been defeated by the Mexicans w ith a loss o f 700 men, The rumor is not generally credited. MR. W E B S T E R ’S S P E E C H . Mr. W ebster’s speech on the A shburton T reaty occupies some twelve closely printed columns of the N.Y. Commercial Advertiser. It is one of Mr. W ebster’s noblest efforts. It is a history of th at treaty, and is a trium phant vindication of it from the calumnious attacks of which it has been the object, and particularly from those re­ cently made against it by Ingersoll and Dickin­ son. It cannot fail to b e read with b o th interest and profit by a ll; bnt as it w ill b eaccessibla in pamphlet form, to all those who desire to read tho whole, we shall publish ouly that p art in which the scarifying process w as so successfully performed upon his tradncers, D ickinson and Iu- gersoll, that they ha> o since been distinguished as the “ Great S c a r i f i e d * now seem i ed. The Cheap Postage System is o f too general utility to the mass o f the people to receive favor from the “ powers that b e .” It has already been announced iu the House o f R epresentatives that the Postofflce committee w ill report a b ill for the increase o f the rates o f pos'ge ! so that, taking all their efforts on the above, as w ell as o th er mea­ sures all tending to the same points— w hich ef­ forts have manifested themselves by none other than the increase of the spoils to the office-hold­ ers, as well as the decrease of the comforts and prosperity o f the people,— it would appear not unlikely that the country stauds iu a very fair way of being again brought iuto the miserable coudition in which the Whigs found it, a t the time o f the nlmost unanimous overthrow of Van Buren in 1310. opy the following sole-stirring appeal from the St. Louis R eveille. W h at a pity it has come so lute I If, one short w eek ago, it could have penetrated awl hearts, w e might have “ battered. the forms of the enem y ” and lhe couutry would now be safe. But there is no u se o f flapping one’s coat tails in despair, o r tearing one’s linen. There is much lo be hoped from the squabbles of our enemies. * T H E CRISIS HAS ARRIV! F kli . ow -C iti 7. ens :—T he crisis is h ere !— catch hold of it. Whig or Loco? H u n k er o r B srnburn- er ? “ T h at is the question.” Which is which and w h at say the people ? Shoemakers, cast your awl into the contest—let your soles swell w ith the importance of the occasion, let the end of this struggle b e the upper- uiostobject o f y o u r ambition—now is tho last chance. Tailors, it seams, you have ever clung tp the skirts of L iberty—as you love cabbage stand hy now | Felled be the recreant that w ould flap his coat tails in despair. Plasterers, put on the rough coat of your integ­ rity, and the country is safe. Bricklayers, to the poles let yonrfrmU stretch­ ers be true men—draw a partition wall between you and c.irruption—al the cry m-o-r-l! move up­ wards. Carpenters, yours is a plane path and your rule, as heretofore should be to — “ chalk out— saw out — saw— and go through it ?” Typos, stick to your m otto on this great occa­ sion ; rem em ber “ the proof of the pudding is in the eating”— B uffer tha forms of the enem y, or they w ill squabble the constitution. Now. boys, are you ready ? Remember you are on the threshold—one step and the fray com­ mences; The throbbing pnfs-s o f unborn pos­ terity w ill not b e a t u n til this momentous contest is decided !—Upon you depends the decision— stand ready! G o !—now boys don’t tear your— linen! Lucius S emcronius S l a t . L e t t e r E n v e l o p e s , under the operations of the new postage act, have w orked themselves in­ to use as a m atter of necessity,— w hich fact w ill account for the beautiful variety as to sizs and quality just recieved a t Ivisoxs’. the undertaking, having H o r s e - T h i e v i n g must be looked upon as some­ w h at of a reputable busiuess in some portions of New-Englaud, o r else they take some curious sorts of m en to make Legislators of. W e are led to draw these inferences from reading un account o f a curious action of slander, which had b een bro’t by a Mr. Abijah EJdy, a Representative in tho Legislature o f Massachusetts, from the town o f Norwich, against “a Mr. Goldsbury, fur calling the legislator, an insolvent and a horse thief .— The jury returned a v erdict for the plaintiff' on both counts, giving him one hundred aud seventy ■lollars on the words charging him w ith insolven­ cy, and om dollar for calling him a h o rse thief! So il seems that to be charged w ith being an insolvent is viewed in that p art o f the country as one hundred and sixty nine times worse than tho charge o f being u horse-thief! on their cloudy summit, looks down upon “ A m er­ ican nationality ?\ Remember, the fate o f P luto who undertook to e a t nectar out of the same dish with O lympian Jove—and nectar is not mush; al though mush may b e nectar—and Olympus is a mole hill compared with the Rocky Mountains. Think too, if a “ C hief M agistrate” can throw a stone to their snow capp’d summit, w h at huge rocks he is able to hurl from the lofty pedestal, upon which, iu awful majesty h e uow stands. So John B ull, stand from under—oryou are smashed! But let us descend from this dizzy height.— j The Oregon resolutions are, taken in connection with the previous discussions, virtually an offer, so far as it is in the power of C ongress to make it, to compromise a t the 19th degree, as the basis; they w ill doubtless be so regarded by the English government. That government m u st now be satisfied that the U nited States w ill not peaceably yield any territory south of 49°, as the basis. It will therefore, unless determined upon war, ac­ cept those resolutions as a virtual offer to com promise at 49J, and make a proposition to the sam e effect. W ill Air. P o lk accept the proposi­ tion ? If he does not, w ar inevitably ensues.- Will he, for the purpose o f preserving w h at he may deem his consistency, o r o f ministering to the ambitious designs of a few president-making, ottice-seeking demagogues, incur this fearful re sponsibility ? H e cannot be guilty of such folly, such madness. He will rather adopt the senti­ ments of tho w ise, the good, the industrious, the peaceful and patriotic of tho land, as expressed in the resolutions o f Congress, and devote his ef­ forts to an amicable adjustment at 49°. But if England shall not be willing to accept that line as the basis of compromise—but shall insist upon the surrender of territory south of that line, as such basis—then, on h e r head b e the re­ sponsibility. Then, indeed, w ill the President be surrounded by the glorious “ A m erican na­ tionality,1’ united, as one man, in a determination to maintaiu the national rights, honor and digni­ ty. * •Iii?5 W e ware Yesterday j'avored by Mr. J o ­ seph F . Osborn, o f P o rt Byron, w ith a few rad­ ishes, as w ell as a fine large head o f lettuce.— They are altogether the largest and b est w e have seen this season. Mr. O. informs us that his first dish o f radishes w as upon the d ay o f T own E lec­ tion. A correspondent w ishes to know how soon the Magnetic T elegraph is to b e completed to this village. All w e can do, in answering him, is to repeat the old story which has been told for the past two months.—“ In a fe io days ”— “ Before long,” &c. &c. of similar import, and pass him over to our neighbor o f the Tocsin—who, being a stockholder, can probably inform him what matters are now waiting fur, as w ell as give some­ thing o f an idea as to the tim e they have y e t to wait. on the b ar on the 5 th inst. She however got over with the loss of lier maiu-inast, b u t is supposed to b e so much injured that she will be coudemned. The schooner B ella del Mar is also on shore, and will be a total wreck. Mauy o f the vessels were much injured in crossing the bar. PxciFic.—The London Quarterly Review for March has a long article on the O regon Question, advocating a settlem ent on the same terms as those proposed some time siuce in the E dinburgh Review, to w it:—The prolongation o f the line now separating Canada and the United Suites— the 49 th degree—as far as the coast of F razer’s River, and thence through the middle o f the Straits of Fuca to the Ocean. They profess to be convinced by advices they have lately received, “ that the A m erican Cabinet will not, and, if it would, could not, make any larger concessions,’’ and they consider such a settlement as “ sufficient for their honor.” The Whig Edinburgh and the Tory Quarterly for once, and the opinion they mutually of my sp w hich, in the usual w ay, found its way to the newspapers. But, as I had repeated calls for w h at I had alluded to as spoken by Mr. Ingersoll, I did append, iu the pamphlet edition ol my speech, those remarks. I gave tht m a s they were fouud in the newspaper, and therefore the Senator from New York neither added to, nor di­ minished, these remarks. 1 w ish to set the Sen­ ator right as to this single m atter of fact. Mr. W ebster.—I have only to state the fact thut the additional falsehood in the speech of Mr. Ingersoll, as published by the member from New York, is uot to be found iu the published report, Mr. Dickinson.—In what p/.per ? Mr. W ebster.— In the National Intelligencer as corrected by Mr. Ingersoll himself; and so it would appear that if not inserted by the member tW.tr. Now Vnrlr i nm fntofihonrl in till- fvmp been capable as T erritorial Geologist of becoming well acquainted with the several portions o f th at young b u t growing T erritory— w ith their peculi­ ar advantages aud prospects. The work opens with a history o f the T erritory, as to size, boun- daries, rivers, lakes, mountains, vallies, antiqtii- entertain and emphatically express is the same as ties, early history, & c. &s. It gives a passing ac- is h eld by two-thirds o f the A m erican Senate.— count o f Gov. Cass’s expedition through the T er- W e have th,?refare 10 !”ok wlt'1 m e s s e d . r confidence ior au amicable settlem ent o f this del- ntory in 1319, o f Major L ong’s m 1323, and of icate, i m p o r t and all absorbing question. The Mr. Schoolcraft’s in 1832. It is stated among Prince o f Peace grant that it m ay thus term in ate! other things that during the past 166 years, the present Wisconsin lias b een u n d er the Govern­ ment of France, for 93 years—of Great Britain, for 31—of V irginia and Ohio, 6—of Indiana,9—of Illinois, 9—and of Michigan, 18 years, which term closed in 1336, on the formation o f the present Territorial G overnment. Theu it gives a sketch of the several tribes of Indians within its limits, but few of w hom, eveu at this early day, are now to be fouud. The volume then proceeds w ith a full and in teresting sketch of the p resent G overnment o fthe Territory—The amount o f its P u blic L ands,—Its Schools, Population, Productions, Internal Im ­ provements,—Geology, Mineralogy, Botany, C li­ mate, General Health, &c. See. N e x t follows a particular and concise history and description o f the several counties—giving altogether an amount of information which cannot fail to b e of the highest interest to all in any w ay concerned for themselves o r their friends, in a general ltnowl- ede o f this portion of the “ G reat W est.” Tho volume is accompanied with a n eat sectional Map, w hich adds much to its usefulness. To bo obtained at the several Bookstores. H a r p e r ' s I l l u m i n a t e d a n d I l l u s t r a t e d S h a k s p e a r k , N o s 77 and 78, containing a large share of “ Julius C.esar,” together w ith the accompanying N otes, is received atWvNicoops __ For real beauty o f embellishments, this edition goes altogether ahead o f all w e liave ever seen. T h e F e m a l e M i n i s t e r , or a Son’s R evenge,— translated from the French, forms No. 80 of H ar­ per’s Select Novels. As it came to hand last evening w e, o f course have not read it—and have therefore, in addition only to state tliat it is to be obtained at I v i s o n ’s for I s . Now that the T ravelling Season is dawning in the distance it may be well occasionly to refer such o f o u r citizens as have the pleasure o f a trip It is tn hn r ■ i — i ------------------------------ i “t prospect, to places where may b e obtained r „ . eui 1. lhe unparallelled pros- (some of tho conveniences for a journey. For the present we do this as to the article of Carpet Travelling Bags, by mentioning that a day or perity of Boston, in the way o f business for the past few years, w ill have a serious effect upon it in more senses than one. Already has it lost m u ch o f the plain, homely, good-heurted hospital­ ity, for which tho old “town” w as celebrated- two since w e received from Mr. L. IV. N re, a very superior article of this description. Mr. N. has beeu for some lim e extensively engaged in, The last number of W ilmer & Smith’s Europe­ an Times, of A pril lltli, received by the Great W estern, says the article of the Q uarterly Review, above alluded to, w as beginning to attract much attention in Englaud, as the hubbub arising out of the Indian victories subsided. ELECTION RESULT. Below w e insert a list o f the Delegates to tljs Constitutional Convention, elected in the several counties in the State. It is believed to be correct. Those m arked with a star (*) are Locofocos— showing 79 Locos—-13 Whigs—and 1 Independ­ ent. Of the 79, a majority are Hunkers. Albany .—Ira Harris, P e te r Shaver, Horace K. W illard*, Benjamin Stanton*. Allegany. — Wm. C. A ngel*, Calvin T. Cham­ berlain*. Broome.— *.Tolin Hyde*. Cattaraugus .— Reported 1 W hig and 1 Loco. C a y n g a . —Peter Yawger*, E. W . Sheldon*, Daniel .1. Shaw*. Chautauquc — Geo. W . Patterson, Richard P . Marvin. Chemung. —W m . Maxwell.* Chenango .—John Tracy,* E lisha B. Smith.* Clinton .—Lemuel Stetson.* Columbia .—Ambrose L. Jordan, G eorge C. Clyde. Cortland .—John Miller. Delaware. —Isaac B un-, D avid S. W aterbary.* Dutchess .—Peter K. Dubois,* Chas. H. Rug- gles,* one iu doubt. E rie. — Horatio J. Stow, Absalom B ull, A aron Salisbury, Ainos W right. Essex. —Geo. A. Simmons, probably. Franklin.— Yens. D. Flanders.* probably. Fulton .—John L . H utchinson,* Genesee. — Moses Taggart, Sami. Richmond. Greene .— R obert D jrlon. James Powers.* Herkimer. — Michael Hoffman,* Arphaxed Loo­ mis.* Niagara .— H iram G ardner,* John \V. McNitt.* Oneida. —Chas. P. Kirkland, Julius Candee, already has its class of staid and reputable dealers j the manufacturing of these articles, of various given place to those of the true whirligig species, who can bow, fawn and jockey in a w ay of w hich their predecessors would have been ashamed _ and from a recent notice in tho Post.it would! :em that the change in the w ay of morals aud so­ briety is no less serious and detrimal. It w as sta­ ted in that p aper recently, that on the preceding morning, “no less than twenty-seven complaints were made for drunkenness, assaults, thefts, counterfeiting, and violating city ordinances.”— Alas for the changes that are taking place in the ancient home of the P ilgrim s! A daughter o f Mr. P earcev, _in_ A lbany, on F ri­ day, awalfoweda quantity of vitriol from a bottle, supposing it to b e spruce b eer. By immediately swallowing a quantity of oil, the noxious liquid was ejected from b e r stomach, and she is in a fair way for recovery. STA m an named Leander Bates, bas b een arrest­ ed in R ochester for forging small store duehills. ■Several cases o f such forgeries w ere proved upon him. qualities and prices, aud is now enabled to sup­ ply every taste, as w e ll as to conform to the ca­ pabilities o f the most consum p tive looking purse! D e s t r u c t i v e F i r e i n R o c h e s t e r . —A Fire broke out in tho Billiard Room in Rochester on Friday night, w hich resulted in the destruction of the block ou the corner of Buffalo and S tate streeU, from the A rcade on the former to Hamil-1 ton’s Bookstore on the latter. Among other things the R ochester D emocrat office w as destroyed, so far as the ipresses and o th er fixtures w ere con­ cerned. Type, & c., mostly saved. Among oth­ er sufferers we notice John Burns, Jew e tt & Gates, Milliman & Co., Sage & Brother, John Carrington, W m . Haight, Geo. W . Hall, C. A. Burr, E . T. Oatly & Co., A. Morgan, M altby Strong. A good share of the loss covered by in­ surance. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ The 18 Rochester F louring Mills, w ill run 92 run o f stone* for the present season. A t the fuueral procession of a lady a t Marston, Englaud, recently, a cart w as laden with bread and drawn after the hearse, the loaves being dis­ tributed to the poor in attendance. It w as so done iu accordance w ith the requirem ents o f her will—but w h ether for the purpose o f drawing together a numerous procession,—or to c irry out the benevolent principles w hich tnay have actua ted h er during a long life, is u o t stated. In either case, it is uot unlikely that a goodly crowd was on h a n d ! Resignation of Gen, Worth—Farther from the Army. W e mentioned in o u r last that G en. W orth w as on the way to this p o rt from the Rio G rande, in the steamer Hunter. W e have since learned, w ith great regret, that G en. W orth has resigned his commission. It is understood in the service that the cause o f this step is, that old source of complaint—brevet rank. Another untoward event in the service w e have to chronicle. On the morning of the 10th instant Col. Cross, the acting quart er-master-general of the army, left the camp on horseback, unattended, on business iD his department. Not returning within a rea­ sonable time, alarm was excited iii regard to his j safety, and parties sent o u t for him could obtain no satisfactory tidings of him. Three o r four days elapsed, w hen it was ascertained that Col. Cross had been taken prisoner by a p arty of Mexican rancheroes, consisting o f a captain, lieu­ tenant and five men, and carried off. N ot the least apprehension is now entertained For the personal safety of C ol Cross, b u t it is n o t known in Gen. Taylor’s camp w h ere he is. Mexican officers positively deny that h e is a t Matamoras.—Utica Gazette. ________________ _ A g o o d I d e a .— I n Paris the authorities always take adaguerrotype likeness of every known thief and pickpocket in the city, and send duplicates to the police authorities o f the other departments of th e kingdom. By this means the rogues be­ come known to the police everywhere, and of course w herever they m ake their appearance, are closely w atched, if this arrangement conld b e adopted in this country, it w ould p u t the different sections of th e country on their guard. F o r S o r e T h r o a t . —Mix a penny’s w orth of pounded camphor w ith a w in e glass o f brandy, pour a small q u antity on a lump o f sugar, and al- low it to dissolve in the mouth every hour. The third o r fourth tim e enables tbe p atient to swal­ low w ith ease. This has cured in the last stages of the disease. It is stated that on a planlation in Selma, Ala- where the lands are low and uncomonly rich’ and where there are a hundred orm ore o f slaves, w ho have resided there for the last seven years, not a single death among the old or young of these ne­ groes has occurea! not even an iutnnt has died within the last p e riod! A fellow climbed one o f the poles o f the mag- netic telegraph at B altimore, and applied his ear to the wire, m order to hear the news. Nine years ago, the tax-gatherer of E ast Boston collected seven tax-bills—this y ear there are up­ wards o f three thousand! Thirteen pictures, from the collection of the late Joseph Bonaparte, ex-King of Spain, have been brought Irom b is palace a t Bordentown, U. S., and are being exhibited in London, prior to being sold b y auction. A letter dated St. l ’aul de Loando, January 23, says, “ A large steam vessel sailed a short time ago from Congo, w ith the enormons number of 1700 slaves on board. She w as fitted out as a slaver in the Brazils, and escaped her Majesty’s cruisers.” W e learn verbally that the R olling Mill estab­ lished recently a few miles from Norwich, on the river Thames, by a heavy compauy in Boston, was last evening consumed by fire with all its contents, destroying in property the amount of from $100,000 to $200,030— N ew Loudon Star, Wednesday. P o t a t o e s . —So m uch has been said of the m eans of preventing disease in potatoes, that it is difficult | to ascertain w h at Is the beSt remedy, b u t US tllU ; season for planting is near, it m ay be well to ad vise to p u t in the sets early, and if the plants con­ tinue healthy until the tupers ripen, there is no danger. Potatoes are of such vital consequence that”every precaution should be taken. The F iremen of Boston receive $80 each per year from the city, Business on the canals has b een extremely (lull thus far siuce the opening of navigation __ The amount o f tolls received a t the collector’s of­ fice, Syracuse, up to Sunday noon, A pril 26. is $5,010 56, aud the number of original clearances issued is 191. No less than five barns belonging to John Gib­ son, E sq., of Francestown N. H ., all standing near each other, w ere struck by lightning on Saturday evening o f w eek before last, and entirely consu­ m ed, together w ith thirty tons o f hay and a num­ ber of hogs. A gentleman w ho has occasion to walk with two ladies and one umbrella, should always in the middle— tb at secures a dry coat to himself, and is showing no partiality to either o f the la­ dies. Es?5 T h e N ew York Correspondent o f the Na­ tional Intelligencer, speaking o fthe O regon nego tiation, says, that if everything else w as arranged, be believes that the B ritish, at the hazard o f war would terminate the negotiation, rather than to surrender to us the exclusive navigation o f the Columbia River! There have b ee n shipped from B altimore to London this w eek, over thirteen thousand barrels of flour, besides as m any bushels of corn, and a great quantity o f beef, pork, lard, Sec. The fare from Boston to New York via Nor­ wich, is b u t $2. A little son o f C apt. Jam es R. Williamson, in the vicinity- o f C larksville, Va. was poisoned a few days since, b y chewing a b o x in w hich there had b ee n loco foco matches. H e died in a few I hours. Edw ard Huntington, H arvey Brayton. Onondaga .— E lijah Rhodes. C yrus H Kings­ ley,* David Munro,* Wm. Taylor.* Ontario .— A lvah Worden, Robt. C. Nicholas. Orange .—John W. Brown,* Geo. W. T uthill.* Lewis C tiddeback.* Orleans. — Wm. Penniman. Oiwcgo. — O rris H art,* Sereno C lark.* OtSego .— Samuel Nelson,* Harvey Strong,* Levi S. C hatfield.* Putnam .— G ouverneur K etnble.* Queens .—John L. R iker.* Rensselaer. —Wm. H. Van Schoonhoveu, P e r­ ry W arren, A braham W itbeck, jr.* Richmond .—John T . H arrison. Rockland .—John .T. Wood.* Saratoga .—John K.I’orter, Jam es M. Cook. Schenectady ,—Daniel D. Campbell.* Schoharie .—John G ebliard.jr. W m .C. Bouck.* Seneca .—Ansel Bascomb, (Independent.) St. Lawrence —Bishop Perkins,*, John L. Russell,* Jonali Sanford.* Steuben. —Robt. C ampbell, jr.* Wm. Kernan,* B. S. B rundage.* Suffolk. — C. C. Cambreleng,* Abel Hunting- on.* Sullivan. —Wm. B. W right. T i o g a . —John J Taylor.* Jefferson. —Alpheus'S. Greene,* E lihu M. Mc­ Neil,* A zel W. D anforth.* Kings .—Henry C. Murphy,* Teuriis C. Ber­ gen,* C onrad Svvackhainer.* Lewis .— Russell Parish. Livingston .—Allen A yrault, Wm. H . Spencer. M a d ison. — F ederal Dana, B enj. F . Bruce. Monroe ,—Frederick F . B ackus,Harvy B ackus, Enoch Strong. Montgomery .—John Nellis,* John Bowdisl).* New-Ynrk .—John L. Stephens,* Charles O’­ Connor,* B enjamin F. C ornell,* Henry Nicliol,* Solomon Townsend,* Stephen Allen,* John H. Hunt,* Samuel J . Tilden,* C ampbell P . W hite,* John A. Kennedy ,* William S. C one ly,* Lorenzo B. Shephard,* H ubert H. M orris* George S. Mann,* A lexander F. Vache.* David R. F . Jones.* Tompkins. —Thos. B . Sears,* John Young.* Fitter. —Jas. B . F orsyth. Geo. G . G raham. Warren — Wm. H otchkiss.* W a s h ington . —Edwd. D odd, A lb ert L. B aker. Wayne .—Ornon A rcher, H oratio N. Tafft.* W e s tchester .— John Hunter.* A aron Ward.* Wyoming .—Andrew W. Young. Yates .—Elijah Spencer. from N ew York, there is one falsehood in the case which the original author w as not so graceless as to retain. But I go on with this speech: Out of this controversy arose the arrest of Al­ exander McLeod. W hat he intended to state now, consisted of facts not generally known, but which w ould soon be made known, for they w ere iu progress of publication, and he had received them tn no confidence, from the best authority When McLeod was arresied, Gen. Harrison had just died, and Mr. T y ler w as not y et at home as liis successor. Mr. W ebster— w ho was de facto the administration—Mr. W ebster wrote to the Governor of N ew York, w ith his own hand, a let­ ter, and sent it by express, marked “ private,” in which the Governor was told that he might re­ lease McLeod or see the magnificent commercial emporium laid in ashes. The brilliant description given by the gentleman from Virginia of the pros, pective destruction of that city in case of a w ar, was, in a measure, anticipated on this occasion.— McLeod must be released, said the Secretary of State, or New York must be laid in ashes. The Governor asked when this w ould be done 1 The rejdy was, forlhwi'h. Do you not see comiug on the waves \of the sea the Paixhan guns? and il McLeod be not released, N ew Y ork will be de­ stroyed. But, said the Governor, the power of pardon is vested iu me, and even if he be con­ victed, he may be pardoned. Oh, no, said the Secretary, if you even try him, you will bring de­ struction on yourselves.” W ell, now, sir. I say that a series of more di­ rect, unalloyed falsehoods—absolute, unqualified, entire—never a p p e a re i iu any publication in Christendom. Every allegation here made- every one, w ould entirely justify the use of that expressive monosyllable, w hich some people are base enough and low enough to deserve to have thrown in their teeth, b u t which a gentleman does not like to utter. Every one of them, from beginning to end, is false. There is not a particle of truth in them —there is not the slightest foun­ dation for any one of these assertions. “ Mr. W ebster wrote a private letter,’’ saying that the “ Commercial Emporium would be laid in ash­ es!” “ Paixhan guns!” False sir—all false. I never said or w rote such a thing ill m y life to the Governor of the State of New York. “ McLeod must b e released !” It is false. I never said any such thing. “ N ew York must b e laid in ashes. ’ It is talse. I said o r w rote no such thing. “ T he Governor asked when this w as to be done ? W hat does this mean / Why, it implies that the Governor of New York w ro te to me another let­ ter, iu answer to mine, inquiring w hen New York would be “ laid iu ashes,” and the reply was, “ forthwith.” and here w e have this—Mr. Inger soil himself preparing this speech for the press, italicizing the word forthwith, as if I had written another letter to the Governor of New York, “ telling him” that New York was to be laid in ashes “ forthwith.” W hat follows? Steam force f I never mentioned steam force or any other force in any letter to the Governor of New York. \ But, said the Governor, the power of pardon is vested in me, nnd if be be convicted he may lie pardoned,” H e re is another letter— a third letter to me ! *' Oh ! no, said the eecreta- ry”— w hy here I am writing a fourth letter !— “ if you even try him you w u l bring destruction on yourselves.” This is stated by a man, or thing, that has a seat in one of the H ouses of Con gress—I promised lo keep m y temper, and I w ill. The w hole concern is infinitely contemptible, aud cannot disturb the tem per of a reasonable man. B.ut I will expose it, and let the country see it.— Such, then, are the contents of the letters w hich this person describes ns “ facts not generally known, b u t w hich will soon be made known, for they w ere in progress o f publication, and he had received them in confidence from the b est author­ ity.” Well, I do not know where he g o t his “ authority,” unless, as suggested by a friend near me, it w as from some chapters o f his own recent w o rk ! But le t tne state w h at did occur, and p re­ pare the minds o f the Senate for some degree of astonishment, that any mau in the w orld could tell such a story as this. W hen McLeod w as arrested, there was a good deal of conversation in W ashington and elsewhere about w hat would happen. It was a subject of very considerable conversation, and certainly o f embarrassment to the G overnment. It w as hoped and expected by me, and I believe by the Presi­ dent and other gentlemen, that the Governor of New Y ork w ould see that it w as a case in w hich, if he were invested w ith authority, b y the Con­ stitution and laws of the State, h e would recom­ mend the entering of a nolle pros, by the prose­ cuting officer of the State of N ew York. It w as expected that he would do that, and Gen. Harri­ son one day said to me, that he had received a letter from a friend, in which h e was informed that the Governor of New York had made u p his mind to take that course, and that h e was very- glad of it, as it relieved the Government. I t was about the time that the Attorney General w as t i proceed to New York to see how the m atter stood, o r perhaps a day or two after h e had left. The case w as to b e tried immediately, w ithin ten days, at Lockport, in the w estern p a rt o f the State of N ew Y ork. Having heard this, however, Gen. Harrison directed me to w rite a note o f thanks to the Governor of New York, stating that he thought ho had done exactly- w h at was proper, and by so doing had relieved the Government from some embarrassment, and the country from .-ome danger o f collision with a foreign power.-— Aud that is every thing said in that letter, o r any other letter written by me to the Governor o fthe State o f New York, marked private. The letter is here if any one w ishes to see it, or hear it read. to treat such allegation^ ? It is tiie falsehood “ w ith circumstance.” A general statement might pass u n regarded; b u t here he quotes w hat be calls the “ highest authority.” He states par ticulars. He gives all possible plausible maiks of credit to the falsehood. How am I to treat it ? W hy, sir, I pronounce it a u u tter, an absolute falsehood, m all its parts, from beginning to end Now, I do not w ish to use epithets, nor to cali names. But I hold up this picture, w hich 1 have painted famtly, b u t truly; 1 hold it up to every man iu the Senate aud in the country, and I ask him to look at it, and then write at the bottom of it anything w hich he thinks it most resembles The speech proceeds: “ T he n ext step taken by the administration was to appoint a Distr.u Attorney, w ho was to b e charged with the de- fouce of Alexander McLeod—the gentleman who w a s lately- rem o v ed from office—aud a I t e of five thousand dollars w as p u t iuto his hands for this purpose.” False, sir—false every wav. 1 iJe Government o fthe United States had n o 'm o re to do with the employment of Mr. Spencer lor the defence of M cLeod than had the G o v e rnm ent of France. H e re [ taking up lhe correcled report o f Mr. l ’sspeech.iu th e lu tellig e n c e r ) —here h e siy s that, “ enlightened by the gentleman from Now York, h e found he w a s m istaken on this point.\ “ M istaken!” No more mistaken than h e\vus \in any ot his other allegations. “ Mistaken !” No man who makes suth statements is entitled to shelter himself under any notion oi mistake. His declaration iii this particular is no more false, nor any less false, than is the declaration that tbe Government of the Uniled State appointed an at- torney, or charged their attorney w ith the defence of McLeod. They n ever interfered iu the slight­ est degree. It is true, they furnished to Air. Spencer, as they would_ have furnished to any other counsel, the official correspondence^ to prove tb at the G overnment o f G reat B ritain avow­ ed the act of the destruction of the Caroline as their own. “ A pplication w as afterward made to the C hief Justice of the State o f New York for the release of McLeod. The judge did uot think proper to grant the application. T h e maisfa.l was about to let him go, wheu he was told th a t he m u st do i t a t his p e r i l ; and that if Mc­ Leod w ent out of prison, lie shonld go in.” I do not know what the maishal hud to do with the case. McLeod was iu prison under the au­ thority o f the State of N e w York. I do not k n o w how it was possible that the marshal, an officer of the United States, could interfere. But there are some other matters iu the speech to w hieh I must refer “ He would call ou the h-norable member from Massachusetts (M r. A d ­ a m s ) to sustain him in what he had to say.” I do not fiud that the honorable m ember from Mass. has y et sustained him iu these statements, aud I rather think lie never will. I-le asserts that I wrote to tha C jinaiittee on Foreign Affairs oi the House ou th it subject, asking au outfit and a sal­ ary for a special m inister to Eugla.nl to settle the Oregon question. It is a falsehood, as I believe I never w rote such a letter, to the best of my recollection. “ T hese ure facts,” lie Says. “ v\ loch 110 one w ill dispute.” 1 dispute them. 1 say I have n o r ecollectiou of them at all. I do uot Le- lieve Mr. Adams lias any recollection of auy such note being written by me. If I hod w rilien such a note, I thiuk I should have remembered it. Well, now, tliis person next proceeds to a topic no way connected with wliat he hdd beeu discussing. [H e re Mr. W. read un extract from the speech ot Mr. Ingersoll, charging him (Air. W.) with offering to give Oregon fur free trade with England, in a speech made at a public din­ ner, iu B altimore, May, 1843.) Here, by me, sits a Senator from Maryland (Air. Jo h n s o n , ) who was present at that dinner, and that speed), and if I wanted a w itness beyond my own statem ent and printed speech, I conld readily cull upon him. Iu that speech, I did uot m ention Oregon, nor allude lo Oregon in the remotest degree.— It is au u tter falsehood. There can be no mis­ take about it. The author of this speech (Air. 1 ugersoll) w as not there. If he knew auy tniug ibout it, he must have acquired liis knowledge bom the printed speech; b u t iu that there w as uot the slightest reference to Oregon—this is an* other statement, therefore, just ua false as all tho rest. Why, sir, hydrostatic pressure has uo m eans of condensing any thing into such a narrow ci m- E ass as the author of this speech condenses false- ood. All steam power does nol equal it. What does he say here ? Why, that my speech at Bal­ timore contained a stn.ng recummendutiui of a commercial treaty with England. Why, sir, a commercial treaty with England to regulate llie subjects upon w liirfi I was talking at Baltimore —the duties laid ou goods hy the two countries — w as just the thing that I did not recommend, and which 1 there declared the treaty-making power had no right to make—no authority to make. He would represent me as holding out the idea, that the power o f laying duties for reve­ nue w as a power lhat could* be freely exercised by the P resident aud Senate, as p art of the tnaiy- making pow e r ! W h y , 1 h o p e lhat 1 know more of the Constitution than that. The ground 1 took was ju s t the reverse of tliat— exactly the lev else. Sir, m y correspondence, public and private, w ith England, at that time, led me to anticipate, before Jong, some change in llie policy of Englaud w iih respect to certain articles, the produce of this couutry—some change w ith respect to the policy of the corn laws. And I suggested in that speei h how very important it w ould he, if tilings should so turn out, as iliat thut great product of ourt— the Indian corn—of w hich w e raised five times as much Lgff A story is told of Mr. Van Bnren, that, while on a tour through the W est in 1240, h e w as upset in a stage coach, and as he stood up to his knees in mad, and asked the driver how the acci­ dent happened, was told b y that personage that he had already upset eleven members of Con­ gress, and b y so doing be secured the votes o f ev­ ery one of them for appropriations to the N ation­ al Road, and as h e never before had a President for a passenger, he thought h e w ould improve the opportunity of doing his d u ty to the W est, in en­ deavoring to prevent a veto, in case another ap­ propriation should pass.” The Carlisle, P a. Herald regrets to learn that on Monday last, Mr. G eorge B eltzhoover, of South Middleton township, was drowned in the Y ellow Breeches creek, w ithin sight of his own dwelling. S omewhat E x pen sive . —One o f the furniture shops in New Y ork offers for sale carved rosewood bedsteads a t the moderate price of eight hundred dollars, and sofas, the carving o f w hich alone cost three hundred. _______________ The Indian population witbiu the States and territories o f the U nited States, including O regon, is estimated a t 490,000 souls. Mr. C rittenden h ere suggested that the letter sho'dd be read. Mr. W ebster .— Very well. H ere it is, I will retd it. ( P r i v a t e . ) D e p a r t m e n t o f S t a t e , ) Washington, March 11,1841. y M r d e a r s i r : The P resident has learned, not directly, b u t by means o f a letter from a friend, that you had expressed a disposition to d irect a nolle prosequi in the case of the indictment against McLeod, on being iuformed by this Government that the B ritsh G overnment has officially avowed the attack on the C aroline as an act done b y its own authority. The P resident directs m e to ex­ press his thanks for the promptitude w ith which you appeared disposed to perform an act, w hich he supposes p roper for the occasion, and which is calculated to relieve this G overnment from em- ba'ra’sment, and the couutry from some danger of a collision w ith a foreign power. You will have seen Mr. Crittenden, w hom I take this occasion to commend to y o u r kindest regard. I have the honor to be, yours, truly, DANIEL W'EBBTER His E xcellency Wm- H. Sew ard, Gov. of N. Y. Mr Mangum. W as that the only letter written? as w e do of w h e a t; principally the pro- luct ol the West and South-West—especially ot the State of Tennessee, vvhiili raised aunualiy I do not know how many millions—1 suggested, I say, the great good fortune that w onldliappeu, if an arrangement could be made by which that ar­ ticle of humau fond could be freely imported into England. Aud I suid that, in the spirit that pre­ vailed, and w hich I knew prevailed—1 knew tir.it the tojiic had been discussed in England—if an arrangement could be made in some proper a an- uer to produce such a result, it w ould be a piiae of great good fortune. But. ilien, did 1 not im­ mediately proceed to say, tliat that could not I e done by treaty ? I used the word “ arrange­ m e n t”—studiuusly used it—to avoid the conclu­ sion that it could be done by treaty. I will rend w hat I said: “ B ut w ith regard to the d irect intercourse be­ tween us and England great interest is excited, many w ishes expressed, ui.d string ojiii.iins en­ tertained in favor of an attempt to tellle duties on certain articles by treaty or arrange nicut. I say, gentleman, by ‘ arrangement,’ and use iln.t term by design. The Constitution of llie United States leaves witli Congress the great business of laying dutie-s to support the Governm ent. It hi s made it the duty of the H ouse of Representatives, the popular branch of the Government, to take the lead on such subjects. There liave been si mo few cases iu which ireaties have been entered into, having the effect to limit d u ties; but it is not necessary—and that is an important pint of tbe whole subject—it is not necess*dvy lo go r«j:i.» the idea tliat if we come to an understanding w ith foreign Governments upon rales of dutite, that understanding can b e effected only by means of a treaty ratified by the President and two- thirds of the Senate, accoi ding to lhe form of lLo Constitution.\ “ I t is true a treaty is th e law o f the land. But then, as the whble business of revenue and gene- ■ral provision for all the wanls of lhe couniry is undoubtedly a very peculiar business of the House of R epresentatives, or of Congress, I am of opin­ ion, and always have been, tliat ihere should he no encroachment upon that power by the exer­ cise of lh e treaty-making power, unless iu case cf great and evident necessity.” There have been some cases o f necessity, like thatofFrance in the case of Louisiana. And yet he says lhatiu this speech in w hicli Oregon was not m entioned nt all, in which I repudiated alto f ether the levying of revenue by the treuty-ma ing power, that I recommended a treaty with England in this very speech for the purpose of laying duties. Sir, I grow weary, vveaiy wiih with this tissue of falsehoods. Why should I al­ lude to representations aud imputations so grout fi­ les* ? And yet, sir, there is one thing in tho speech from which J will supplicate its umher to have m e excused. He says he never agreed wiih me in politics. That is true. W e never did, and 1 think we never shall agree He said many years ago, that it’ he had lived in the time of tho Revolution, he should have been a tory. 1 don’t think I should. He has said also, very recently' in a printed book of his, that the Declaration of Independence w as carried with difficulty, if not by accident. That i.s his estimate of the great charter o f o u r national existence. W e should never agree in politics 1 admit. But he saifi, “ Mr. Webster ii a man of talents.” Here 1 beg to be excused. I cau b ee r his abuse, but if 1)° undertakes my commendation i begin to tremble for m y reputation. Sir, it would b e natural to ask, w hat can ac­ couut for all this apparent m alice ? Sir. I am not certain that there is any malice in J t. I think it proceeds rather from a moral obtuseuees. a n a U ' O w ant of discrimination between truth aud false* hood; or that if there ever were a glimmering perception o f th at kind, a long discipline in tl>at sublime school o f morality, which teaches that “ all’s fair in politics,-’ appears to have complete' ty obscured it. Hear him farther on the dismemberment of M a ssachusetts : “ By this treaty,” he saifi, “ die good old Bay State, torn asunder.” “ Massachu­ setts torn asunder!” Sir Massachusetts owned one-half o f certain w ild lauds, in Maine. By the Treaty of Washington, she parted with these lands, a t their just value, and by this she i9 repre* sented as disintegrating herself, tearing herself asunder! Can absurdity go farther? But lb® best, o r the w orst, o f all is, that the author of flu8 speech loves the old B ay State with filial rewf* ence ! He love M assachusetts! He, he love the Bay S ta te ! If he loves Massachusetts, he is h*9 the luckless swain who “ Grieves for friendship unreturned, “ O r u n r e g a r d e d l o v e . ’* .. I can tell him sir, that Massachusetts and all her people, of all classes, hold him, and liis loye> and his veneration, and his speeches, and his pn,!' ciples, and his standard o f truth, and his value ot truth, in u tter—w h at shall I say ?—any thing aut respect. Sir, this person’s mind is so grotuesque, so bit' arre —it is rather the caricature of a mind, than a mind. W hen w e see a n t an of some knowled?ei and some talent, who is y e t incapable of p r o d u ­ cing any thing true, o r nsefnl, w e sometimesap- ply to him a phrase borrowed from the Mecha­ nics. W e say, there is a screw loose, somewhat9. In this case, the screws are loose, all over. * , whole machine is ont of order, disjointed, rickety,

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