Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, August 3, 1838, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated August 3, 1838 Page 2
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FRIDAY M O II N I N 0, AUGUST 3. For Governor, SILAS H. JSNISON. For Lieut. Governor, DAVID TVL OAiVlP. For Treasurer, HENRY F. JANES. SENATORS FOR CHITTENDEN COUNTY JOHN N. POM 13 HOY, JOSEPH CLARK. FOR GRAND ISLE COUNTY. JOEL ALLEN. For Congress. HON. HEMiN ALLEN. WHIG MEETING. The Whigs of Burlington are notified to meet at John How ard's Hotel,THIS EVENING at half past seven o'clock, to select a suitable candidate for Town Representative. Town Committee. To the Electors of the 4tli Congressional District, in the Stale of Vermont. Fellow Citizens; The time is near nt hand when it will be your duly to exer cise the elective franchise in electing a per eon to represent you in the Congress of the United Stales. The unanimity and spirit of concession and cheerfulness wit h which the Whigs at the late Cambridge Convention sacrificed nil minor partialities on the altar of their country, argues strongly in favor of the success of their nomination. That nomi nation presents to the patriotic freemen of this district, a man whose character is ex tensively and favorably known. In his privato associations with tho people, per haps no man maintains a higher standing. In his 6tedfast and ardent devotion to those principles upon which the prosperity of our ccuntry and her institutions depend, and which govern and guido tho Whigs of this Union, he has always proved himself to be among the most consistent, and persevering supporters. During tho time he has been in Congress there has not been a more constant and consistent attendant on its deliberations, ond the record fully prove his attachment to those national measures, which for more than half a century have conducted tho country in a career of prosperity unexam pled in the history of nations. These arc tho principles which now actuate tho Whigs of this district, and aro now perva ding our whole country ; n pursuit of which alono can heal tho deadly wounds inflicted upon that prosperity by the late and tho present administrations, in their mad ambi tion to rule and ruin. Mr, Allen is known to bo opposed to their measures. The peoplo have con demned them. Their authors ore trem bling in Iheir high places. They know the determination of an insulted people to fill those places with belter men, and they are making the utmost exertions to avert their fate. They will not hesitate to use all the means put in their hands, "to harrass the people and eat out their substance." From o government economical in all its branches, moderate in its exactions, prompt in its ac countability, just in its censures, judicious in its appointments, and jealous of the na tional prosperity ; we have seen it in the ehort space of nine years degenerate into a system of European extravagance and ex fictions, A committee ol Congress wore denominated as worse than tho Spanish In quisition for attempting to call to account one of tho satclites of the President. Thousands of worthy men removed from office for no other crime than daring to think for themselves, and others put into their places as a reward for n prostitution of principlo and opinion! Tho great pil. Jars on which cur institutions and their 6uccessful operations have rested for many years, rudely destroyed to rnako room for experiments and expedients devised by the administration to perpetuate their offices and to beggar the people. From such an administration and such measures it is the duty of every patriot t0 exert himself to frco his country, onu t,0 committee will not indulgo a fear on this icad. Fellow citizcns.-Tlio opposing candidate is mo uon. Jonn Smilh 0f St. Albans. Tho committeo would not attempt to dis- parage or impeach the privato character of Mr bmilh as o citizenrbut would ask in all Boberncss, by whom is Mr Smith nominated os n candidato for representative in Con gress.' Tho answer is undeniable ho is nominated by a convention of tho Van Bit- ren parly, and what, wo ask, will they ex pcci in return? There can be but one on swer to this question. Ho will be expected ' to support all tho measures of tho present weak and toltoring administration, and to follow in tho train of those who follow in tliu footsteps of my illustrious predecessor.' Our duty is then clenr. Let every put riot, every lover of his country nnd of her sacred institutions repair to the polls on the first Tuesday of September and vote for Heman Allen of Burlington, and thereby exhibit to the world n recorded proof of their duty to themselves and to their country. James Davis, A. G. Wiiittesioiik, Committee. John Johnson, j For I ho Free Press. To the Freemen of the 4lh Congressional District. The candidates of two political parties are now before you for your suffrages. Before giving our votes for cither, it be. comes us to moko some inquiries as to the character, and qualifications of the catidi. dates, and he principles which they may be expected to support. Wc avow our decided prefcrenco for Mr. Amen over Mr. Smith, and wo shall endeavor to give some satisfactory reasons why wc enter tain it. On the score of political integrity, wc believe Mr. Allen much tho safest man. It is well known to you that ho has been long in public lile, and, under the present organization of parties, ho has ever been, in principle and practice, n firm, and con sistent Republican Whig. Tho time is not long 6inco passed when Mr. Smith stood side by 6ido with Mr. Allen in the maiiitcn. ance of Whig principles. Mr. Allen is where he was years ogoj Mr. Smilh has been on Anti Mason, has been a Whig, and is now professedly a Van Buren man. Wc say professedly, because, haying seen him so often change his course, and trim his sails lo catch the popular trusc, wc daro not trust him; and we put it to the honest supporters of the administration who know him Have you faith in the political integ rity of John Smith? Do you believe t hat if his personal interest were to be advanced byii,say six or twelve months hence, he will not desert you and come over to us, as ho has deserted us and gone over to you ? Wo put these quslions because wo know there arc some honest men in the adminis tration ranks who will sooner give their votes for an open and consistent adversary, than for a supple time server, who veers with every wind, and floats on every lide, for popular favor, although ho may, just now, profess lo be one of their parly. Compare the abilities of the two candi. dates. Mr. Allen is known and acknowl edged to be one of the ablest, and most intellectual men in the state. IIo has become acquainted with the different mem. bers of congress, has acquired experience in Legislation, and understands well the principles of government, and the interest of the people, all of which Mr. Smilh if ho were elected, would yet have to learn. It is conceded on all hands that, in point of ability, Mr. Allen is much the superior, and it was repeatedly said last Fall, at Mont pelicr, that Mr. Smith was decidedly infe rior to several of his own parly, in tho Vermont Legislature. Well, then, as to the principles oflhe men. When our party was the Acorn, and tho Administration was the Oak, Mr. Allen was honestly cultivating and encour aging the growlh of that little seed, and Mr Smith, incensed by its tardy progress, suddenly dropped his implements, abandon ed it to its fate, and snugly perched himself upon tho boughs of tho Eturdy tree by its side. In that now withered and decayed tree, fallen by its own corruptions, let him remain; and to Mr. Allen, who so perse veringly watched over tho developcments of that littlo Acorn, until it expanded into tho mighty Oak whose branches aro now spread, ond spreading over all the states of this Union, lot that tree yield some portion of its fruits. Why not ? Why, in these times, should any whig refuse to vote for tho candidate of his party? Will a rational man put shnckels upon his own limbs? Poison in his own cup? A weapon in the hand of his adversary? Or if his children ask of him bread, will he give them a stone ? No. Yet will not you bo doing all this by giving your votes for any man who supports tho present administration, or by withholding your votes from his opponents ? Have not tho peoplo in fifteen out of nineteen states of this Union already declared, in tho most solemn manner by their votes nt tho polls, the resolutions of their assemblies, and their primary meetings, their firm belief, that if tho policy of this administration pre vails, wo shall bo made a nation of slaves, without business and without bread ? Aro not tho shouts of victory first raised by the patriotic Whigs of Maine, still echoed ami re-echoed all along our borders from Maino to Louisiana ? And shall not "Your answer fiom her misty cloud, Back lo llio jojous Alps iiguin and cry uloud?" Mr. (Smith's election is urged on the ground that he favored tho Canadian Pat riots. We hold that it is tho part of wis- dom for one, first to sot Iiis own house in 1 ordor. The people of this country, for tho last twolvo months, havo been laboring un der n degreo of oppression ond suffering, temporary it is true, thanks lo the Whigs, yet vastly mnre severe than any endured by the Canadians ; and dangers to our liber ties were suspended overs, more threaten ing than any that the Canadians feared. these Bufferings ond these dangers, Mr Allen lias been steadily and successfully laboring to avert from us. IIo has striven first, yet not solely, to sot our own houso in order. For all that Mr Smilh has done for tho Canadian Patriots wc commend him, and still mora earnestly would we commend him had ho done something for, instead of doing nil ho could against tho American Patriots too, who have been, and still are, engaged in effecting a glorious political revolution in our own country. Tho best test of n man's patriotism is the love he bears his own country, and her institutions. By this test wo ask the Whigs of the 4th District which of tho candidates Ihcy ad. judge the most patriotic? Again, wc nsk which of the two candi dates has tho most sympathy for the Cana dian Patriots ? This question may be ans wered in the Yankee fashion, by asking an other, viz. which has the most sympathy for the Canadian Patriots, Mr Allen, or Mr Van Buren? For what is Mr Smith but Mr Van Buren in miniature? Is he not a Van Buren man, pledged lo support the policy, the measures, the principles, of Mr Van Buren's administration? Indeed he is. Now then what have been Ihcpoi icy, ond the measures of Mr Van Buren, nnd hie administration in reference to the Canadian Patriots? Why every thing that tho administration could do has been done to throw obstacles in the way of their suc cess. This administration has sent an armed force to our frontier to stijle our sympathies for men struggling for freedom. But recently wo were informed in the newspapers that 'the Steamer Telegraph, in the service of the United States, arrived from a cruise among tho Thousand Islands, and brought with her two prisoners of Johnson's gang, and Johnson's famous 12 oared boat.-' And that 'on the morning of the 11th, Capt. Gwynn, of tho 1st regi mont of Infantry, commanding the Tele graph, obtained information of the haunt of Johnson, and with the British party, made arrangements for surprising and capturing the gang;' but Johnson escaped, because 'the parties did not approach the house si multaneously, ns was intended, the British parly getting on tho ground n little sooner than the other, and approaching the same side.' Now who sent this 'regiment of In fantry' there ? Who ordered ' the steamer Telegraph, in tho service of tho United States,' to cruise among tho Thousand Islands to hunt down Canadian Patriots, when it is well known their location, their head quarters nnd their whereabouts arc without our territory ? Who directed the 'Steamer Telegraph in the service of the United States,' lo form a junction with 'fic British parly, for surprising and capturing' Canadian Patriots ? Martin Van Buiien is tho man. Who, in a message to Con gress, denounced us, who were giving aid and comfort to cxilrd Canadian Patriots, 'at a few reckless individuals on the fron tier" Martin Van Buren is the man. Who has neglected lo demand of tho Brit ish Government, redress for tho destruc tion of the Steamer Caroline, and the insult thus offered to our country ? Martin Van Buren, the head of tho American Govern ment, tho very man whoso duty it is lo make that demand, and to resent Ihat in sult the very man who had joined hands with llio British forces to ferret out the Canadian Patriots, and lo pursue them with all tho ferocity that tho Wolf pursues llio Lamb. Who supports Martin Van Burrn ond the principles, ho policy, measures of his administration? John Smi'h, John Smith, John Smith. Now then what avails it, although his hand be fur llio Pat riots, if, by supporting Van Buren and his measures, his tongue cues out, as the Jews did to Pilate, Crucify, Crucifv them. Can you reconcilo this inconsistency ? Can you minglo oil and water? Who opposes Mr Vnn Buren, and tho principles, Ihapol icy, llio measures of his odministralion ? Mr Allen. Who but ho then, of llio two candidates, is tho true and consistent friend ofCanadian Patriots as wollas of American interests ? Judgo ye, and as yc decide, to act, nnd the Watchman in llio watch tower of Universal Liberty shall bo moro encour aged to cry, ALL IS WELL. Tho N, Y. Commercial Advertiser is out strongly ngninst ihn Addicss of llio Convention of Voting Men nt Uticn. The Commercial Advertiser is essentially :i Jintlsh Tory paper, calculated for die meridian of llio Cinndas ; nnd it U a pity that il docs utonru follow llio lead of ill great exemplar ,l. I .l 'II!-. ,,.,,1 ... ... r..ll" I ' I lliu .U...KJ.I . iiih-p, limy jilltl IIIUIL'PSCII- ly, for Vnn lluren, nnd llio Tories. It is utterly ; has no nvmpnihicj whatever with 1 he democratic notions ofllio Whigs; aril is quito mil ui piaco ill nni-iiijum;; iu p.igg lor ; JJ lllg Jour nal, 1'lie Couimcicial Advertiser is uiilcnma in cnteriiiin just such notions ns it pleases; Lut wo must protest against its addling llio whig parly, iio uiu itisiiiuiitu uuauiuiui's. To which wo eoy amen, up hero in Vor-mont. DUNCAN'S SPEECH. Wo took up Duncan's speech in answer to Mr. Bond, expecting to find something that might answer as an opology for a ro ply, but never were wo so disappointed. Wo did almost liopo lo find something that might relievo the administration from the odium which tho startling facts developed by Bond reflected upon it ; but wo must say in nil candor, that wc find nothing of the kind. Not a material statement of Mr. Bond is disproved ; his statements remain uncontradiclcd without even an attempt on the part of Duncan to show any main point to be false. Mr. Duncan labors to show that thero arc other things nearly as bad as those dwelt upon by Mr. Bond. He evades reply, and runs off in a tangent, with a great noise, without meeting a di rect issue. This every, reader of both speeches will find to be true. One main potnt in Duncan's speech is, that under Adams' administration there was nearly as much paid for public printing as there was under Jackson's. Suppose there has been an equal expenditure in this business, it docs not lesson tho charge of cxtravogancc against tho latter. Tho Iruo issue is, how 33,000,000 have been expended nnder Van Buren, when only $13,000,000 wore expended by Adams. Here is an increase disproportionate to the increase of popula tion, ond yet this is tbo material point in question. The Presidency. It must bo gratify ing to the Whig party to perceive tho unity of sentiment which exists among tho Whigs of tho several States relative to the selection of a candidato for the Presidency The opinion is every where expressed that the decision of this great question should be referred to a national Convention, nnd whoever may bo selected will receive tiio harmonious and undivided support of the Whigs throughout the Union. Every po 'itical sign of tho times indicates such a result. At the lato public festival given to Mr. Webster, by the Mechanics of Boston, this Ecntimcnt was advanced by several of tho speakers, and was received with enthusiastic approbation. Similar sentiments in favor of a national Conven tion have been expressed by the ardent supporters of Mr. Clay and Gen. Harri son, in other States where their supporters arc most numerous, and no difference or opinion exists as to tho propriety or cxpe diency of this course. Tho Whigs may, therefore, look forward to the next Presi dential campaign with entire confidence that their whole strength will bo conccn trated upon one candidate, and with the highest hopes that their efforts for the redemption of the Country from the mani fold evils of present misrule will bo crowned with success. A division of the Whig party on this question is the only hope of tho opposition. Tn this tho Loco Focos will bo disappointed ; but, liko drowning men, they will continue to catch at this straw while political life remains. Grand Isle County. Wo aro grati ficd to learn that the Whigs of this county, at a recent convention, havo again nomi natcd the Hon. Joel Allen for the Senate, Mr. Allen docs honor lo the station, and wc doubt not will bo very generally sup ported. ELECTIONS. Louisiana lias opened the danco in fine style, and Missouri and Illinois will lead off the next figure on Monday. These states nre among tho seven which remain to llio administration, and we can very well afford that they should hold fast to their idols ; but this is by no means certain. The fol lowing calculation of tho chances wc find in tho New-Yorker, which, by the way, is very good authority. "Tho strusfflo in Illinois is one- of no ordi- nniyi nlonsity and moment. A Governor and Lieutenant Governor aro lo bo clioson for a term of four years, a Legislature for two years, and tlirco Members ol llio next Congress. Thcro aro also County officors to lio chosen ; which, though ol no moment out ol llio btulo will doubtless swell llio aggrcgato voto. Each party is actively in tho field, and confident of victory. At tins uisianco, il is u uiicu it to say which has the better grounds for Ih is confi dence. Tho present Governor is Wing, but adds nothing to tho strength of his party, and is nota candidatclor reelection. IIo was a sort of a Jncksou man when elected in 1831, but for Wlnlo in tho last Presidential contest Tho Members of Congress wero ail Van Buren mon when elected in 1030, but all Conscrva lives on tho assoinblinc- of Congress last Sep lombor. Mr Snyder, of tho First or Southern District, nflerwards recanted, and voted for tho Sub-Treasury Hill. Ho is not a candidato for ro-olcclion. In this District thcro aro foui candidates, of whoso political partialities wo aro unaware, except Ihat Itov John Ilngan is a Whig, and Ex-Gov. and I-x.ivOiigrussman John Reynolds is oilhor Administration or Conservative. In llio Second District, tho candidates were not fairly solllod at our las'. advices; hut llon.uuoc. Lnsoy, tho prcrcnt Moinber, was among them, and scorned liko'v I ...I I... VVl,i.. .....I n J in uu Biiiiui iuu uy uiu ,,inno mm vyuiisorva- lives. This is tho strong Van Huron section of llio Stato. In tho Third District, llio cm. didatcs aro fairly in llio fiold S. A. Douglas, Adin,, and John T. Stuarl, Whig. Bollt l.avo been activoly canvassing lor iuoiiIIir, shaking hands with and haranguing llio voters at ovary villaga and settlement throughout tho District, which is largot limn tho Slnlo of Vermont. It is probablo that it will poll thirty thousand voles, Two years ago it gavo twonty tluus. and, and elected William L.May, Adm,, over Mr, Stuart by ono thousand majority. Mr, Tnv lias einco taken strong Conservative ground, and does not offor for rc-eloellon. TIIO DiaiO gaVO SOmO IIVC Or SIX lliuuauim r uu Huron majority at tho August Election of 1C30, and 2,9BJ on a thin poll at tho Presidential Election. Thoro lias boon no olcciion mnco. All llio Departments of llio Government, except llio Governor, nro now in Administration hands. In Missouri, n similar nnd equally intenso con test is going forward. Hern is no (Governor lo bo chosen, but something of higher National Impor tance. The Legislature now to bn chosen will either re-elect Hon. Thomas II. Demon to llio 17, S. Senate for six years, or chooso n Whig in ins Blend. To that issue nil eves nro turned. Messrs. Allen nnd Wilson nre llio Whig candidates lor Con- itrpjs n cssrs. Harrison nun I'linur, uiu uuuin- bents, will ho ro-clccicd il possune iy iiiq menus oi llio Administration. I ney were ciioscii in do uy n l.irgo majority over llio Whig candidates of day, lliough llio taller wero carried on the s.nno ticket wilh ucn. .lshlcy, personally ine sirongesi mnn in ilif Slate. Tim m.iiorilv fur Mr Van Iliiren us President was 3,053 on n light poll. We have no data on which to picdicalo Hie success oi ine Whig, except those genernl considerations with which everv one is acqii iiri led I nnd wo are ralher imdineil lo 'believe the chances against them, espe cially willi regard lo U. S. Senator. They, how ever, appear lo llmiK dillercntiv. weooscrve uini thousand dollar bels on tho Whig side nro freely oflctcil in llio Si. Louis papers, nnd accounts of great changes in llieir lavor In this or mat county nro giion by llio column. Our skepticism may bo put toscotn by the tcturn3. Wc shall sec. -cat,taimly dressed, Fresh ns a bridegroom Ho w.n pcifuinrd liko n milliner, And twixt Ilia finger nnd his thumb bo held A pouncct box, which ever and nnon Ho gavo his nose, nnd took'luway ngain. Tho Scminolo Hotspurs, could they havo quoted Shakspearc, would undoubtedly havo applied tho above lines to some of tho volunteers who marched against them. The following is an extract from a quarter master's report of expenses incurred by a corps of Alabama volunteers. If best cigars, honey dew tobacco, and Cologno water, could not subjugato the Indians, wc may as well give them up. 1 basket of Champagne wine $23 00 4 boxes Champagne cider, at $6 21 00 1 keg Newark cider 10 00 1 bul Cognac brandy, 40 gnfs at 2 and barrel 81 75 1 bbl Malaga wine, 52 gals, nt SI 25 40 00 6 quarter boxes heat cigars, at SI S6 00 Half box honey dew tobacco, 61 lbs. nt SI G4 00 120 bottles of porter, at 40 cents 4S 00 1 bbl Claret wino 33 OG Half dozen Cologne water 3 00 Wc consider this bill as one of the queer est curiosities of the day. The cologne water, particularly, is something that would have mightily tickled Daniel Boon A public Dinner lo Hon' Daniel Webster, under the auspices of die Mechanic ofBoston, was given on luesd.iy ol lnt weeK. It was a magnifi cent affair Governor Everett presiding, and about fi 1 1 cen hundred persons uniting in this testimony oreslcem nnd admiration. Mr. Webster was per sonally romplimcnted by Gov. Everclt, and rose in acknowledgement. The following pnrnzrnnhs from t lie account given of his reply iu the Alias, are of most interest: "Mr. Webster then went into a general expo, silion o f llio principles of llie present administra tion in rejard lo the currency of die nation. Their distinguishing principle was a principle wherein they dillered liom all cithers who li.ul ever attempt cd lo administer the Government that beyond llio regulation oflhe coinage, they had nothing whatever lo do with llie currency. Such was their new reading of llie constitution, in which they were unable lo find any power lo authorize llicm lo lake care of the people, but only a power lo provide for themselves. "Mr. Wcbsterdwell at length on the false and dangerous nature of ibis principle, and expressed his opinion that until ibis doctrine was abandoned, and some action had by Congress, Tor the regula lion of tlie currency, tilings would not settle down tn any permanent anil steady basis." COMMENCEMENT OF THE UNI VERSITY OF VERMONT. The annual Commencement of the Uni. vcrsity of Vermont took place on Wednes day, and was attended, as usual, by a large concourse of people. Tho friends of the University may well congratulate them selves upon this year's Commencement. It has, without doubt, never been equalled by any former commencement of this flour ishing institution. The exercises wore well calculated to satisfy the numerous friends of tho Univer sity. The number of Graduates was the largest of any former commencement, and by their gentlemanly appearance and ex cellent orations, did honor to themselves and their almamaler. The exercises were as follows : 1. Prayer, by the President. 2. Sacred Music. 3. Oration. Truth tho necessary object of Human Intelligence, liujus Case, Chel sea. 4. Oration. Tho Long Parliament. George II. Wood, Malor.e, JV. Y. 5. Oration, Scientific Knowledge no cessary to progress in the Arts. John B. Johnson, Burlington. G. Oration. The effect of increased at tention lo Painting nnd Sculpture in this country. John IV, Weed, Potsdam, Jr. Y. Music. 7. Oration. Agriculture; its moral in fluences. Wm, L. Dickinson, St. Johnsbu ry- B. Oration. Relation of tho lovo nf knowledge to tho lovo of power. John F. Deanc, Weathcrsfield. 0. Oration. Enthusiasm. John S, Ad ams, Burlington. 10. Oration. Influence of the Homeric pnelry on llio character of tho Greeks. Charles S, Carpenter, Wailsficld. Music. 11. Orolion, Dramatic Poetry ; Ancient and Modern. Charles W, Polwin, Bur lington. 12. Oration. Tho Character and Influence of John Wycliffc. Albin K, Putnam, Cav endish. 13. Oration. Disinterestedness a char acteristic of Genius. George Blackman, Jericho. 14. Oration. Activity of Mind during tho. 'Dark Ages.' Henry B. Janes, St. Albans. 15. Oration. Languago indicative of mora! and intellectual culture Homer II. Benson, Ilinesburgh. Music. 10, Oration. Dovolopoment of Ihn intcl. lect. Andrew Harris, Cayuga, JV. I'. 17. Oration, Fanaticism. Simeon It. Stevens, Hardwick. 18. Oration, Tho power of a great mind upon tho spirit of his ago. Hugh Cameron, lyuicuomit, vf . j . 19. Oration, Utilitarianism. Gto. W. Reed, JVontpclicr. Uralion, The character of Law and the ground of its authority. Alexander Mann, Wheatland, JV. Y. 21. Poem, Eulogy on tho Classics. An drew Robertson, Sherbrooke, L. C. Music. AFTERNOON. Music. 1. Oration, Influence of Patronage on Literature. Edward A. Cahoon, Lyndon. 2. Oration, Classical Liinraluro in re lation to mental culture. John G. Smilh, St. Albans. 3. Oration, Tho Dnclrinn of Polar For Jf.' Y?Cchariah Garhult Wheatland, Music, 4. Oration, Milton's views of Political Liberty. Charles S. Putnam, Andover, Mass. 5. Oration, Poetry: the expression of Philosophical Truth. Calvin Pease, Char, lotte. G. Oration, The influence of a Court on the growth or National Literature. Charles D. L. Brush, Candidate for tho degree of Master of Arts. 7. Degrees Conferred. 0. Proyer. 9. Sacred Music. 10. Benediction. The Junior Exhibition on Tuesday, was very interesting: tho Young Gentlemen who took part in the performances, acquit ted themselves in a manner creditablo to themselves and tho Institution. Tho fol lowing is the order of exercises : Music. 1. Physical improvement in the condi tion of society. Isaac Newton Gregory. 2. Ancient and Modern estimation of Mental Labor. Joseph William Allen. 3. Feebleness of the Human Intellect. Josiah A. Fletcher. 4. Character and Writings of Charles Lamb. Dudley C. Blodgctl. Music. 5. The character of Mirabeau. Geo. F. Houghton. C. Causes of our odmiration of the Lit erature and Genius of the ancient Greeks. William T. Shedd. 7. Seclusion and Self contemplation in their true relations to Genius. Edmund 2Y Dana. 8. Intelligence not tho test of Virtue in a Community. George R. Roberson. Music. EVENING. Music. 1. Influence ol tho Georgics of Virgil upon the Agriculture of Italy, Edward1 Van Sicklen. 2. Tho Writings of the Moderns. Mar. slon C. Smith. 3. Tho Achnian League Chas. Jarvis. 4. Moral Character of the Antigone of Sophocles. John II. Hopkins, Jr? Music. 5. Ancient Egypt. Charles Temple. 6. The Spirit of Adventure character istic of tho earlier oges of civilization, Charles Wells. 7. Effects of Superstition on Science and Literature. William F. Macra. 8. The Poetry of Life in Modern times. James Forsyth. Music. The oration before the Lilerary Socia ties, by Mr Barnaiid, of Albany, was of a high order, and fully sustained the charac ter of the Empiro State, for learning and' talents. We ought to mention that the Kendalls accompanied by the Boston Brass Band, constituted much, by their fine performan ces, to the entertainments of the occasion. On the whole, we presume, that the unus ually largo concourse of strangers from all parts of the country, who were present, have returned satisfied with the Com mencement. BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL. An examination took place in this insti tution on Friday of last week, and an exhi bition in tho evening. The examination was highly creditablo to the school, and reflected great honor upon the principal' Mr. Eastman. The scholars appeared to have made good use of their lime, ond from l heir answers it was apparent that they had been taught to exercise their reasoning powers to great advantage. Tho order observed in the school and the gentlemanly conduct of the scholars is deserving of par ticular commendation. Tho exercises in tho evening wero spirited and amusing and gave great satisfaction to a crowded house. This school is an honor to tho town. It was beautifully said in a recitation from one oflhe classics that education is an or nnment in prosperity and a refuge in ad versity. It is moro improvement is tho business of life, and the laws in (his school seem to have laid a foundation on which, in that higher school, tho world, they may build up an edifice of enduring usefulness and famo. To thoso young friends whoso bright eyes were beaming with a desire lo distinguish themselves, we say go on, and let this spirit reign in every thought, until, in the full measuro of manhood you feel its power ; nnd then render back to communi. ty tho cheerful servico of great and noblo deeds. There is a ludicrous typographical error in one of llie literary periodicals for June. It is in on essay on Ainorican literature, by iurs cjwuuiy. tiiu is, uy i uc wav. consid. creu uy many as llio best lemalo pros ....ilnr in Amn.lno T .,.:.. .1 language ot ono of tho most acuta of th modems, who said, 'let mo mako tho tonr ui ii iiuiium, uuu i tttiu uui who mattes n taws, mo printer nag icll out tho lQttcr in mo word songs.

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