Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, February 8, 1839, Page 2

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FRIDAY MORN ING. FEBRUARY, 8. LOCO FOCO NOMINATION. Wo lenrn from Middlebury that the Loco Focos havo cut tho old democratic candi dates adrift, and nominated Nathan Sinilic, pf Cambridge, for Governor, O. C. Merrill, of Bennington, for Lt. Gov, and Daniel Baldwin, of Monlpelier, for Treasurer. Particulars next week. WILLISTON MEETING. A largo and rcspcctablo meeting of the friends of Canadian liberty was held at Williston on Thursday week of which Hon. Truman Chiilcnden was chairman. Tho committee appointed for the purpose, reported some excellent resolutions, which were unanimously adopted by tho meeting, and ordered to be published; but the ven erable chairman refused to carry tho ordor into execution, unless some of the resolu. tions woro expunged which, we believe was finally done, to occommodato His Honor. But inasmuch as none of tho pro cecdings have yet scon tho light, wo con elude ho has drawn black lines round the whole of them. Will some one send us a copy for publication ? Fire. The tavern houie at Essex cor' nere, formerly occupied by David Tyler and more recently owned and occupied by Mr. Carty, was burned down on Saturday night last. Tho fire, we learn, was com municated from the stove pipe. The liou9C was not very valuable, and tho insurance g450 will doubtless cover tho loss. Mr Loren Tyler, we regret to learn, -was thrown from his horse, when on hie way to the fire, and had his leg fractured. The Storm. Seldom if ever in the course of our connexion with a newspaper havo we been called upon to record o storm and freshet so disastrous to so laigo an extent of country, as that which occur red on the 26 nnd 27th ult. Of tho gale the principal weight sscms to have fallen on New York, Long Island, and the shores of Rhode Island and Connecticut. Tho freshet so far as heard from has bren rnost destructive on the Schuylkill, Delo ware, Hudson and Connecticut, though the Merimack received no small share, and we are prepared to hear that the Ohio was swollen. The rivers in Maine were fit's d. It is gratifying to rind that the loss of homin life has borne a propor tion by no means commensurate with the loss of property which is a secondary consideration tc loss of life. For this we are bound to be grateful to that overruling Providence who holds the waters in the hollow of his hand. The Public Domain. No part of tho many and varied public services of Henry Clay is entitled to more lasting gratitudo than his exertions to save tho public lands from the grasp of speculators and plunder era. This land is tho goodly heritage ol the whole people,belonging of right, equally to all the Slates, acquired by their united exertions, paid for by their blood and treas ure. Tho plan of distributing the pro ceeds of the sale of these lands amongst the several States, we trust may be adopt ed by a more enlightened Congress. Tho right of tho Stotes to this money is un doubted, and the advantages which would accrue to the States from a judicious dis. position of it, ore incalculable. Tho great and all important causo of education would especially be promoted, as the States hare all shown a disposition to appropriate largely to this object from their proportions of the surplus revenue. Internal improve ment too would be carried on, distant places connected by easy means of com munication, and a thousand other objects which will never bo accomplished by the general government, would bo 6ure to re. ceive the attention of ihc States. NEW STATES. Preliminary moaures oro about to bo to ken for tho admission of three new States into the Union -Iowo, Wisconsin and Florida. A census of the latter has just been completed from which it appears that her population is within ten thousond of tho number required to entitle he'r to ad mission. Sho will doubtless bo admitted into the family of stales during tho noxt .Congress. Iowa and Wisconsin will fol low in quick succession, and increaso the -number of stars and stripes to twenty-mn-e. And, these in turn will be succeed. -ed by other and younger sisters ambitious to unite their destinies, and identify their interests, with our happy union. N. YoRKt The Legislature, on Monday lected Joun C. Spencer Secretary of State, Bates Cook Comptroller, Jacob Haioiit Treasurer, II am. Attor ney General, and Adoniram Chandler Commissary General. all sblo honest men, and eood Whigs, withal. We observo the vote in joint ballot stood 79 to 42. "Tho sober second thoughts of the poople are novcr wrong, and always efficient. Nt. P. Tallmadge was elected (Senator by the ilouso on tho 5th insr. The I Senate, however, oro determined to pre vent on election this session. Tho eighteen Loco Focos occordingly voted for 09 many different candidates, thus preventing any choico on the port of tho Senate until which the two houses cannot go into joint committee. Mississippi. The Whigs havo agreed to supnrt Mr. Henderson as U. S. Senator. Tho Editor of Vicksburgh Sentinel (V. B.) writing from the seat of government says: "They say they can elect him by a majority of three, and I 6upposo they will do it. Viroinia. The Administration mem bers of tho Legislature have agreed, in caucus, to support II. St. Guorgo Tucker, for U. S. Senator. The Whigs hold a cauens on Saturday last. On the second ballot, Tyler 33, Baldwin 27, Hives II. On the third ballot, Mr. Hives was dropped according to tho rule of the House, and it is said, that Mr. Tyler had a majority of 9 or 14 votes. No day was fixed upon for an adjourned meeting, but powers wcro given to cortain gentlemen to call another meeting, if circumstances should make it expedient. Alauama. A resolution ofTored in the Alabama Legislature on the 10th inst. ro commending Martin Van Buren for Presi dent and William II. King for Vico Presi dent, was postponod by a voto of 24 to 5. Tho Alabama Legislature havo passed a bill abolishing Imprisonment for debt. The Senate of Louisiana have by a voto of 9 to 5, adopted resolutions, disapproving of tho Sub.Treasury system, in favor ol bank agency in general in tho custody of tho public money, and especially approving of a National Bank. The Albany Regency dio hard. In Senate, January 29, 1839. Resolved, That the Senate rfo not consent to the appointment of Eraslus Root of Delhi, county of Delaware, lobe Supremo Court Commissioner for that village, in placo of Nel son K. Wlieolcr, whoso term lias expired : By order. John F. Bacon. Clork. The above is one of half a dozen similar resolutions in response to tho nominations of Gov. Seward. A bare majority in the Senate, by virtue of the four years tenure, hold their places in defiance of tho popular will of tho people twice unequivocally and decisively expressed and t hoy it would seem are courting tho mantle of infamy which formerly rested on tho immortal "seventeen." But really, this game is too email even for tho disciples of a man who charged the state for "work done on my pantaloons." These nominations, it will be borne in mind, aro not made, as many of Gen. Jackson's were, to fill vacancies created by removals, but simply in obedi ecce to tho law the offices having become vacant by constitutional limitations. Tho governor nominates, but this fag end of tho Regency say "no ! tho "nomineo is not of our political faith, and we do not consent." The incumbants of course hold over. Such is the desperation of tho regency, and by such means do I hey soek to sustain themselves for tho timebeing ; but only to be the more signally overwhelmed at the next coming of tho people. MASSACHUSETTS LICENSE LAW. Effort is making among tho citizens of Massachusetts, who bolivo in the utility of moral suasion, but not in tho exertion of physical force, to prevent intemperance, to procure a repeal of the present anti- license law of that state. Among tho petitioners for a repeal is Harrison Gray Otis. All the petitions upon the subject of the license law have been referred to solect committea of the Massachusetts Legislature, with authority to send for per sons and papers. 1 lie petitioners are heard by counsel before this committee, and tho discussion of tho question thus covers the whole ground. Among tho wit nesses summoned beloro the committee, tho Mayor of Boston, Samuel A. Eliott, Esq., has been called up and from his an swers, as reported in the Boston Com mercial Gazette, we gather no very fa vorable testimony in lavor ot coercivo measures. To tne question wnotlicr mo the law was practicable of enforcement the Mayor answered, that in his position he never allowed himself to doubt of the practicability of enforcing any law ; but he said that it would require, in his opinion every bayonet in tho city to enforce tho new low;" and that drunkenness had creased during 1(130 in consequence of the new law, drunkards getting drunk oftener and othor people drinking moro in antici pation of enforcement. This appears from the record. In 1035 there wero 317 cases ofdrunkenness reported by tho watch; in 1030, 330 ; in 1037, 444; inl030,i'r hun dred and seventy six, Tho oxperienco of Boston is to tho point; but it was not needed to demonstrate tho fact shown hy it. No moral reform can bo accom plislicd by physical force. It is tho mind that must bo addressed and convinced, Men must be reasoned with they will not bo driven. The ice is now good never better, MEXICO. Dates from Vera Cruz aro to tho 4th of January, via New Orloans. The Mexicans ob well as tho French have forbidden the landing of cargoes. 100 French pnsscn gcre, lato residents in Vera Cruz, arrived at New Orleans ontholOih, on board a French vossol. They report that things remained in statu quo at Vera Cruz; the Mexican army encamped near the city, and the French residents arriving daily from tho Interior with tho view of embarking. Tho arrival of an English fleet at Vera Cruz, is fully confirmed. Although the English papers and rumors from various places, had prepared us for tho arrival of this squadron we confess, we had no ex pectation that it would havo appeared in such a formidable array. That its intcn lions aro hostile towards France, wo do not believe; but wo consider still more improbable, the opinion expressed in somo New Orleans papers, that its objects arc to co-operate with tho French squadron in tho blockade, and to compel tho Moxican Government to comply with tho demands of France, as well as of England. Tho in structions given to it, oro probably, genor- lly to protect British commerce, perhaps insist on tho frco passago of tho produce of tho mines in British packots, and wait further events. Tho taunts of tho oppo sition in Englind, that tho ministry had shewn a culpcblo indifferenco to English interests in the quarter in question, has probably led to tho expedition as much us any thing else. Wo would that tho Gov ernment ofthe United States might bo led by similar causes, to show 6ome sensibility to the flittering interests or American citizens Courier. Canada. Brien, Chevrcfila, Joseph Dumouchello.Laberge.Louis Dumouchclle, Goyctlc, Rochon, Pricur, Lonois, Do Lorimier, and Touchctto, have been found guilty of high treason, by tho court-martial, and sentenced to be executed at such time and place as Sir John shall appoint. It is intimated that some of them will be taken to the parishes to which they belong for execution. The sentence of death was communicated toCharles Hindenlsng on Saturday evoning. Montteal, Feb. 4. Rumours of further piratical invasions have been revived in Upper Conada, but, whether or not they rest on substantial grounds wo cannot po itivelv slate. It is said that the symyathiz. ors aro again mustering at Detroit in force, intending to mako a descent in mat quaricrj and the Prescoll Sentinel, of Tuesday last, slates that between two and three thousand Americans are collecting near Gravelly Point, with a like intention, we shall see. Courier. Previous to the 16th, three persons only had boon executed for participation in the Sandwich invasion : Hiram B. Lino, Daniel D. Bedford, and Albert Clark. Tho fol lowing persons had been tried, and as notli ing is said of tho result, it is presumed they wcro convicted: R. P. Goodrich, Innis Purloy, Cornelius Cunningham, James M Aitchison, Joshua G. Doan, John Spragg, Joseph Horton, Ezra Horton, Oliver Cran dell, Riley M. Stewart, Cornelius Higgins, Daniel Kennedy, and Robert Marsh, and two others, names not mentioned. Nino more persons had been brought in, tho names of fivo of whom, who wcro from the United Slates, wo subjoin : Oliver Crandel!, U. States, aged 41 John H. Simons, do. do 23 Riley M. Stewart, Mnss., do 30 Abraham Tiffany, Albany, U. S. do 47 Cornelius Higgins, Vermont. do 1G Tho Toronto Patriot 6ays that three pardons have been granted by the Lieut. Govornor; to Solomon Sly, Henry Styles and Ephraim Cook. Tho first was sen tenccd to transportation, and the latter banished, for participation in tho original rebellion. On Friday morning last, three nompnnics of tho 05th Regiment marched up as far as Windsor, and on their return wero hrcd at by somo person or persons immediately op. positc, a littla bolow Die city of Detroit. A young gentleman, who was a ihort distaucu ahead ot tho advance guard, heard a ball whiz past Ins lace ; he said that it cama within on inch of his nose. Tho ball was found lodged about an inch deep in the post of a fenco. Ho marked tho houso from whencu the nbovo and several other shots wharo firod, and says that it is occu pied by French peoplo. U. Canada paper. On Saturday evening last, the French prisoner, Uhories uiiideiilang, who was found guilty of aiding and libelling in tho murder ol Uoptain M'Allistcr and olhors at Lacolo and Odlotown, rccoived nn official intimation that his sentence of death will bo carried into effect, it is supposed, on Fri day next. Ho has been, all nloiig, under tho impression that such would ho his fate, and has expressed himself prepared to meet it liko a man and a soldier. Ho is of the Calvtnist doctrine in religion, and has been visited, at his awn requnst, by tho Rev. Dr. Belhuno of Christ Church, nnd tho Rev. Mr. FinJIaler ot tho Presbyterian Church. Great cflorts havo been mado by his fellow prisoners, twentv of whom are in tho same coll, though each havo separate apartments, to convert him to 1I10 Catholic faith but ho has expressed his determination to die as ho has lived, a Protestant. The Baron Frattelin is in tho samo apartment with hi in, and ho too, is wo believe, a I'rostestant. Wo havo not heard on what charge this gentleman is confined, and wo understand that he has .made repeated coquirtea on this subject to Mr. Ogden, but without ever receiving an I answer. We would not bo much surprised ! if llioro wcro some petty spito in this in Blanco, for wo rocullrct when tho Bnron was undergoing an examination in Quebec before Mr. Ogden, l ho loltur mado uso of somo hasty language, when tho Baron said that he was awaro Her Majesty required an Attorney General, but hu was not aware she required a Slanderer General. On Sunday morning last, between three and four o'clock, about twenty armed men crossed to this side of tho lines, set fi ro to tho house and barns of a loyalist named Oiborno, situated in tho third concession behind Caldwell's Manor, about half 0 mile from the frontier. Previous to burning tho houses, theso robbers tool: possession of Osborno's pair of horses and sleigh, which they loaded with his best furniture and effects. Osborne and his son wcro both bayuiictlcd, and tho former is not ex pected to survive. They wero both delib erately stnbbed in the arms, and while tho bayonets wcro in their arms, they were violently wrenched and bent, so as to pro duce as much Buffering as possible. Captain Porter of tho United States ar my, stationed at. Swnnton, informed the people of Missisquoi Bay on Snlurday last, that Ihcro was a rnovo among the Ameri. cans ond rebel, but ho did know what point they intended to attack, and told ihcm to bo 011 thu alert. Really, Undo Sam is vastly polite. Tho block houso nl the Bay is now finished ond occupied by Captain Bntham's Missi'qtioi Bordcrors. Montreal Herald. It is reported that tho night following tho above transaction, a party camo ovor from tho Canada sido and burned a house and barn at Alburgh. A messenger, with dispatches from Gov. Colborno to Gov. Jonnison, passed through town on Wednes day. Tho former communication of Sir John, on a similar occasion, was refcred by Gov. Jcnnison to the President ; but we have no intimntion what steps he has taken in the. mattor. But. it will bo observed that Congress has called for copies of nil tho correspondence of tho government touching the Canada disturbance and the burning of tho Caroline, in particular. So U'C shall soon have light. Lord Durham. Tho news from Eng land seems to indicato that this gentleman will d'sappoint his avowed tory enemies, his treacherous whig friends, and his inter ested ultra radical too warm admirers. He is a man of stern independence, and remarkable shrewdness. Ho will not land himself as a catspaw to tho tories (o batter tho whig ministry he will not yield him self a political sacrifico to that ministry to keep time-servers in placo, nor will ho be "used" as a "stepping stona" to Jack Cade- ism by tho English loco-focns, to upset rood and bad together in tho English gov ernment. Ho does not appear to intend to bo mado a mero circumstanco in tho hands of political jugglers ; but vill act only with parties so far as they act with him. MAINE SECRET MISSION. We learn from tho Boston Daily Adver tiser ofthe 1st, that on Wednesday last a confidential mossago from the Governor was sent to tho House of Representatives of Maine, upon which a 6ecrot mission was held, followed by another in tho Senate. A correspondent in the Advertiser slates tho following as tho conjectures that were afloat as to the nature ofthe message. The first was, that it might bo on appli cation from the President of the United States, for tho grant of some authority from the Legislature uf Maine, to negotiate for a now boundary the second and more probable is, that an authority has been ask ed from the Legislature, to employ a suffi cient force to seize tho trespassers on the public lands, in (ho disputed territory, together with their plunder, and to secute them for trial it being reported that there aro moro than a hundred teams employod incarrying off timber, in violation ofthe laws of both Maine ond New Brunswick, CONGRESS, Tho Senate, on Tuesday, was princi pally occupied in tho consideration of tho motion of Mr. Benton, for leavo to intro duco a bill abolishing the duty on salt. Tho Senate adjourned without taking the question. In tho Houso, a resolution was agreed to, instructing the Post Master General to report to tho next session of Congress iho wholo dislanco of post routes established by law, nnd all other particulars respecting the number of miles travelled, tho avorage cokt per milo. tho amount of nostnims received, compensation of postmasters, &c, and that ho bo directed to renort what would bo tho effect on tho revenues of tho department if tho following tariff on letters was established : on loiters carried 00 miles and under, 5 cents; over 00, and not ex cccdiug 200 miles, 10 cents ; ovor 200, and not oxcocding 400 miloe, 15 cents; over 400 miles, 20 cents; and to stato what other tariff, fixing Ihc rates in Federal money, and having in view tho greatest reduction consistent with tho necessary means of tho Department, if any, in his opinion, would bo moro just than tho above and other information. The appropria tion bills wero then taken up. In tho Houso on Monday, a sories of resolutions originally offered by Mr. Cush ing, wcro taken up, modified by the mover, and passed as follows; Resolved, That tho President of tho United States bo requested, if in his judg ment not incompatible with the public interest, to communicate to this Ilouso information touching tho following nortic ulars in tho territorial relations of the U. States and Great Brttiau on thio continent, viz: 1. The correspondence, If any. which has been had between tho Government of iho United States and that of Great Uritain, or the military or civil authorities of either, relation to tho troubles 111 the Uritish provinces of Upper and Lower Cauda, nnd to allcdgcd violations of neutrality on the part whether of Great Britain or the U. States, or any of the officers, subjects, or citizons cf each. The correspondence had, or measures taken by tho Executive, if any, regarding citizens of the United States mado prison, era of war at any time in any of the insur rectionary movements of Upper or Lower Conadn. 3. Whether tho Government of Great Brilian has made reparation for tho seizure ond destruction of Iho steamboat Caroline, within the waters of tho United Slatss, and Iho murder of American citizens on board the some, by a band of armed invaders from the province ol Upper uannda, ocling under the ordors and authority of the Colonial Government of said province and whothcr any and what negotiation or correspondence between tho Government of the United Slates and that of Great Britain ho token placo on that subject; and, if so; what is tho present stale of such negotiation. 4. Whether tho Government of tho U States has entered into negotiations with that of Great Britain for the purpose of arresting ond preventing the further dis tribution of presents and payment of war 1 subsidies by thu latter Government to the Indian tribes within the territorial limits ond jurisdiction ofthe United States; and, if so, what has been the result of the said negotiations. 5. Whclhor the Government of tho U. States has given to that of Great Britain the stipulated notice- lo annul and abrogate tho convention of the Cth of September. 1827, under covnr of which, and of the convention of the 20th of October, 1818, tho Hudson's Hay Company has proceeded, with permission or by connivance of the Government of Great Britain, to establish military posts in the territory ofthe United Stotes beyond the Rocky Mountains. 6, Whether the Government nf the U. Stoles has taken any measures, nnd if any, what, to adjust, settle, and mark Iho boun ' dories between the United Statos and the British provinces in North America, from St. Mary's Falls, between Lake Huron and Lake Superior, and so northwardly and westwardly along tho frontier of the State of Michigan and tho territories of Wiscon sin and Iowa, to the Rocky Mountains. 7. What correspondence, if any, the Government of the United States has had with that of Great Brilian, or any of its authorities or officers, or with tho govern ment of the Stato of Maine, in regard to the lato survey or investigation uf the Northeastern boundary lino of the United States by tho government of said State, and tho present condition of tho negotia tions relating to said boundary. 8. Whether any correspondence has recently passed between tho British and( American governments relative to the free navigation of the navigable rivers conter minous lo the United States and tho British possessions in North America, or of navi gable rivers running, in part or in whole, through the territories of both govern ments : and, if so, the result of the same 9. Whether the public authorities of Upper Canada, or ony of them, have un dertoken to interdict or restrict the ordina ry intercourse between said Province ond the contiguous parts of tho United States ; and if so, by whot law or pretonco of right; and whether said interdict or restriction is consistent with the treaties subsisting bo. twecn the United States and Great Britain. The following resolution, offered by Mr. Fillmoro, was also adopted: Resolved, That the President bo request cd to communicate to this Houso, if not, in his opinion, incompatible with '.ho public interest, whnt demand has been made upon iho British Government for satisfaction for the outrage committed under its authority. in burning tho steamboat Caroline, and murdering our unarmed citizens on board, and what reply said Government has made to such demand, and all tho correspondence on the subject of said outrage, betweon this uovorunicnt and that, or tho oluccrs or ogonts of either, or the officers or agents of this Government and tho President, or any of its Departments, which have not heretofore been communicated to this House. Washington, Jan. 31. In the Senato to day. Mr. Clav present ed a petition from Dr. E. Thellor, claiming protection ol tho government from BritUh condemnation, bocauso he is a natnrnhz:d citizen referred to tho coinmilteo on for eign relations. Mr. Wall presented n ro pnrl denouncing the bill to prevent United States officers from interfering with popular elections ten thousand copies of the bill and report wore ordered to be printed. Nothing of importance occurred in the House. Tho Legislature of Missouri seem to be imbued with 11 strange kind of fanaticism In tho House uf Representatives of I hat Stato, on a recent occasion, in a debate upon the establishment of a new bank, n Mr. Morris, who it seems is a political devoteo of the first wator, movod to add an additional section, in substance os follows: That, after tho 4th of July next, the bank should not redeem any of its 20 notes when tho iweness 01 jaexson, van if men, Benton, or Linn, was cut oil or defaced. This absurd proposition excited not little fluttering amongst tho faithful. Mr. Biggs called for tho ayes and noes upon it. Ho 6aid he wanted to see how many uf then) wore willing to stand up to Iho proposition, which ho pronounced the most extraordinary that ho had ever seen mado by any legislator. Ho said it might bo a very convenient way for tho bank lo got rid ot paying her 420 notes, by refusing to redeem them, and throwing (ho )os upon tho Public, and often upon an inno cent person; but ho said thu disposition Bocmcd lo bo to logulalo for the bank and not for thu Poople. Mr. Morris tried to explain. Several of his party appealed to him lo withdraw it. There wns evidently great reluctance to voto upon it. IT r. .lonra moved to strike out the namo of Doctor Lint,. In-oil the mutilated notes ho hod seen, ho had never seen Doctor Linn's likeness defaced. At the urgent request of many members of that side ofthe house, Mr. Morris with drew it Alex. Gazette. Texas. Dates from this country to tho 12th January, bring no nows of importance Tho Legislative proceedings, on ono of the days of January, wascofinodtoa 'Wit,"' between an honorable senator and tho sur geon general! The latter accused tho former of subornation of a witness. Tho Senate took the matter under considera tion : and a committee from that body reported, that after 0 careful investigation, they found ihe charge to bo utterly un founded ! A Caution. A case was disposed of itf tho late Oyer and Terminer for this county, which should operate as a warning against selling the ment of an animal which liner becn killed to prevent its dying. A person had a fine fat cow delivered uf 0 calf, ond tho next day she got something in her throat which was likely to cause her dcuth, to prevent which tho knife was applied and she was dressed for the Newark mar ket. The meat wos sold to two of our butchers, who wore soon mado acquainted wiili the circumstances of the animal's death. The owner was immediately sought out and remonstrated with for selling sucli beef. He became somewhat alarmed, took the the meat back and satisfied the butch ers for thoir trouble. The matter, howev er, did not ond here. Some of his neigh, bors took it into their heads to revenge this insult offered lo ihe good citizens of Newark, and occordingly entered a com plaint before tho Grand Jury: indictments were found against Inm for selling choked beef; they resulted in a fine of $25 on cocli indictment, which, including court charges and other expenses attending ihe trial, run up to something over 150. Whether the strength of tho charge lay in butchering the cow for market the day after she had calved, or in her being in the act ofchoking to death, is not known, but in either case the meat would be unfit fur market. Per haps the owner might use such meat in hi own family without incurring the penalty of tho law, but ho must riot offer to sell it. Wo understand the man's wife attempted to address tho court in mitigation of dam age j, but tho judge was so ungallanl oa not to permit her to proceed. JVewarc Daily Advertiser. An Accommodating House. In tho Massachusetts Legislature on Saturday last, a member moved iho postponement of a certain subject to Thursday. His reason, he said, was peculiar to himself he wished to bo at home on Tuesday, in order to wit ness an important ceremony tho espousal of his sistnr to "another gentleman." A roar of laughter greeted this alip of that tongue, and after somo little discussion the House ogrecd to the postponement. An Interesting Widow The Wash. ington correspondent ofthe United States (Phil Gazette, relates the singular history ot 0 widow lady wnom no met a lew year since in Florence and in Rome, and whom ho recently met in the crowd of fashion in i'enn. Avenue. I ho lady is yet on tho sunny side of thirty-five, and has had four husbands, each of whom died by violence. tier lirst husband was killed by being- struck with an oar, during a rowing matcli on the 1 names, by one ot the a party in an opposition boat who was incensed to mad ness by tiiiding his own boat, likely to be beaten in tho race. Sho next married an officer of the 04th regiment, who was soon after killed in a duel at Brusaols by an Aus. trian Col. who had insulted her. Her third husband was a Scotch gentleman of wealth. a merchant of Glasgow, who was drowned in tho Rothsav Gastlo steamer, when that vessol sunk lo tho bottom of the deep sea. She married a fourth time an English Baro. net, and was a fourth time widowed. Her husband was 6cnt nn a diplomatic mission to Germany, and was murdered by highway robbers on his journey from Lubec to Frank fort. Sinco his death she has diverted her mind by travel, and is now on her way from Mexico to London. Wo have been informed, verbally, of rt melancholy occurrence which took placo at Wallingford on bunday night, ihc 20th ult. Three young men were employod watching a coal pit, near which, as is customary, a cabin was built to protect tho workmen Irom the inclemency of iho weather. Tho young men had retired into the cabin, which was well supplied with straw, and it appears they also had a fire. From the account the young men gave they must nil havo fallen asleep, and when they awoko thny wero completely enveloped in flames, and being somewhat bewildered, they could not readily discover tho cntranco to tho cabin, but finally succeeded 111 getting out, though their clothes woro entirely con sumed, und their bodies nnd limbs literally roasted in this horrid condition (hoy were able lo reach Iho house of Mr Aldnch tho father of 0110 of tho young men, a dislanco of about half a mile, but in a situation not easily to be imagined. Ono of them died on Tuesday following, another on Wednes day, and we have not learned whether tho third survives or not. They wero from IS to 19 years of age. Rutland Herald. Printer's Fee, Extra. Tho Maumee Expross records, under the appropriate head, the union of a couple, in that region, and adds: Accompanying tho above, wo received tho Printer's fee, in the shape of three subhmo loaves of cake, and a bountiful link of splendid pork sassenger, full three feet in length ; and then warn't there fino times in this office, for tho space of a thort time ? Tho Army and Navy Chronicle states that commander French Forrest has been appointed to tho command of the U. S. ship Warren, now preparing at Norfolk for a cruieo in the Weal Indica

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