' &npn.pcr year,TWo DoLLARs-payable in
lict.tiut if not fn Jvance'Twodo,,a"
'Tt litik fcti. wi WchargeJ.
. a ct bicher tUni tH-e rair.
()((f to those who advertise by the year.
ltti to-tlw, BJitbra must be pyst paid.
Insvrted at 91 for the- first, and 25 cts.
55ach ubwaaent Itwrlion. Court orders charged
A lileral deduc-
TMlffi WPJLW A- WATCHMAN.
. i ' . -. ' ;:: j: 1 .
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i ! 1 From the .Souiti Carolinian.
;reat Display! of -AVoHles, Fire Balls
'i ;? ami Shooting Mars.
do Thursday, the 1st day of November, 1649
rolrt eight o'clock, a. m. throughout the entire
W-md. until a late hour of the night, in thia
Ja"VV f.i i .... -L ;-n
ettiW oi ine country, mem wa a maiiiuw...
BRUNER & JAMES,
Editors Sf Proprietors
KSEP A CHECK UPON AM. VOCR
Da THIS, AKO LlXRTT IS SAfX.
VOLUME VI NUMBER. 31.
; SALISBURY, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1849.
ay of these enigmatical atmospheric phe
L kU n nronerlv been regard-
nicria. which have so properly
J bV.IIunibbldt as 'smalt mca mov.ng w n
inftaryi velocity in conic section' round the
hkrtnnav with the
laws of universal
illation -iSa'iy " ,,,e mornms p,us,Uf,s
tiinbling dtant aitiUery were award iy va-
,,i iersoni which were misiaKen lor uiast-
itiihJslotta. yrrtil the afternoon! when these
honored me with an invitation. Soonjaf. that we did a construction favorable to nominations, and well conducted schools. I Honors to tlic Gallant Dead The Jonr.
winded in?i!ci)ger8 of the stars became
LftJe to jbe nakeid eye. One exploded about
jnilc nortbeaii irom ray res4aence wan a
noiiei wnicn inoox te surrounuius
tcr wc had taken our seats in the drawing
room, before dinner, the Chief Justice said
to Mr.3Iadisoni If j
'' "Have you thbught, sir. of a title; tor
our new 'resident?" Madison's answer
views of the Free Soil party " THeir commerce is beginning to be nal of Commerce says tha
ion that every unprejudiced Worth looking after; nor did Great Brit- honors paid at New York c
"lr!': in in downward Iran it emitted a
i. LVArni Kirht. leavidfr a distinct line il.
DOSl",w'f ' i " ,
jroloa4 In.ifa course.. Another, five miles
Jweit, was observed winging its course in
Ijjfna direction at quite a leizure pace, ho
( jalljwilh the; earth, and being spent, ex-
iMu witn noue uioc. ii appeareu to oe a
Liolvinrbill. of while flame. At 4 o'clock,
ws walking in a neid at I'ornaria, when
i startling "'explosion took place at my back,
.nrentlr three hundred yards from me. The
',Uilwaj Ciller lhan the loudest, report of ar-'j-rj
could j he at that distance, and sensibly
,Uu tb earin.-T'Oimiiar instances were ob.
.T,linikljDDerDart ofNewberrv district, ihir.
..(CI,HMi tt ( r v T
Ik nilef norjh of itjis place, and throughout our
!t :)te section tbY were visible to many of the
11 ifcspect'able citizens. I have not had lei
ure to'exiniine any of the localities where
idexphvion took. place, to determine whether
Qtt hxi'e been specific mineral deposites.
Atjoijnl "there was a beautiful display of those
-fitly, t'eari" from the skies, commonly de.
aaminattd shooting stars.
ite iky-was peffectly clear during the en
diy add a brilliant blue was observable
' . . ' .I' ''. I .' . mi
ITin to mq norizon. lue sunset was most
- n-'liant tCrimsdn, and about ten o'clock, p. m.
jliitfushi'of.the northern light was plainly visi.
C''fij XTbej Wathef since has been warm to an
. '! vi! ra KIa i rt(nrr unit mn ,m nu !n tlia
'' fslit of ajmost charming Indian summer.
iumuolidt-satisfactorily accounts for the vis.
, ipraranee oC these masses, from the fact
ijt whenjthey encounter the earth in their
wrie, and,' attracted by it, they become on
lre if four atmosphere extremely lumin.
Fi.relirhalls and shooting stars, we learn
m the lirno. source, are not only frequently
cQntempblartcous' land intermingled, but fre
tjentljr pass into one another. Meteoric stones
tqucnliyjfall frpm fire-balls, which was the
rijs'-when the. well known (all of aerolites oc-
ired. at Barbotan, irj the department of Des
IJintv-rrince'On tho 21th July, 1790; at
Luna oir jhe lOih unc, 170 1 ; at Weston Con.
jeeticuf, eo' the 14ih December, 1807 ; and at
Juvenai, jit the department of Ardeche, on the
ph JiW, 1821. j Sometimes these have fab
kti frorji'a prOgresaive cloud forming suddenly
ih theml it of aiclear sky, accompanied with
j noiio Y i6 the report of a single peice of artib
fry, At Mulhauen, in the department of Al-
Franc c'f i a September', 1843, large aerolites
I! frorW ihe clcarjsky amidst a noise like thun
cr.v Al ADgcrjsi in 1822, fire balls emitted
(tones,1! mihtr iA diameter to the balls project
M rorn (tra worM caUed Koman candles.
i The tf tnatiaif iC all these pheriompna are
alilj InToJvfdin itioiplicable mystery-the min.
era) deposites anjljapecific earths precipitated,
ii Jet furnishing jhe scientific no satisfactory
clue to a ! perfect sol ui ion. The magnitude of
these! prec,hitatirtns in some instances has beeu
furnris ng... IUbidoXelis describes those of
i)wa inp .utumpa, in Chaco, to be from seven
4ccn jittd a half feet in length: that of Ae
Co; Tutamaa. rennu'nrd iti antinnilv. mwl mpn.
tiDf Jlalhd Alarhfe chronicle nl Paris, m Inrrrn
i'Mtwolroili stones,1 of the weight of a wa2'on
i9 great i nracian meteor stone, wnicn
at the funeral
TVlifl t MW VrrL- rr TKorcrtwtf tn.
majn, who read the article must necessari- ajn send their popular president and suite the memory of Major General Worth,
ly bave placed upon it ! - But more anon, home in a magnificent man of-war for Colonel Duncan, and Major Gates, formed
l!t will be remembered that the "Stan- nbthinsr. In nroof of which I enclose vou one of th mn hriiiiom m;i;i
was in the negative ; and he added, that dard and the Locofoco Press generally, in afcopy of a treaty recently concluded be- ry displays ever witnessed in that city.
in bis judgment, no title, except that! of thif State made an awful noise and ex- tvyeen the parties, showing that, while The military were out in unusual strength
President would be necessary or pro jpe r. i pressed a holy indignation, some; time 4 the Queen, God bless her,' has one of her to the number of near three thousand
-Yes sir," replied McKean,"he must have since, at the fact that the Register was bright eyes on the suppression of the slave men. while every point, square, and tho-
a title ; and I have been examining the negatively commended by an Anti-Slave- trade on the shore, she has the other fixed rooghfare lavorinff a view of the imnos-
tttlcs ot certain Princes in Europe, to dts- ry j print, for its views upon the dan- on the palm oil, ivory and; gold dust of ing spectacle was thronged with masses
cover one that has not been appropriated, f gerous project broached by some disciple interior. But 1 shrewdly suspect that we, of human beings. The nublic buildinirs
'Most &ei'eneliighne$Sii find is appro- of Mr. Calhoun's, of instituting art espoin- too, shall have a finger in the pie; for I on the line of the procession and many
priated ; but Serene Highness, withoutthe ag over the mails. We shall expect, understood that the Ke v. 11. R. Gurley. the of the stores and private dwellincs were
word most, in not appropriated; and I alsp, now, to hear them give vent to a champion of colonization. Had arrived at suitably decked with the insignia of mour-
think it will be proper that our President virtuous horror that the "Era" hasendors- Monrovia before we left, as an agent from ning, and the belis gave out their solemn
should be known by the title of Hit Serene ed (for, of course, it is highly gratified at our government, and that he was most notes, broken in upon only by the subdued
Highness, the President of the United the "Standard 's" "admission the position favorably received. The Rev. Mr. Bas- peals of martial music.
States.1 This elicited an amicable lion- of their own organ !
troversy, wbicn continued for some time.
Madison and hi$ colleagues opposing and
McKean maintaining the propriety; of
conferring the title he had proposed? on
. A Beautiful JleJlrcctioii.T cannot belle ro
that .earth is I ma n't abf ding place. lLraajaot
be that our life is cast upon tho ocean of eter
nity, to float a tnomeat upon its .wares, and
then sink into nothingness! Else, how js it
that the glorious aspirations which leap liie
angles from the temple of our heart, are forer
er wandeiing aboot unsatisfied? Why .is H
that the rainbow ami clouds came prerus with a
beauty that is not of earth & then pas ofTand lea re
us to muse upon-their loveliness? Why is it
that the stars which hold their festal around
the midnight throne are yet above the grafp of
our limited factulttes, (Wever mocking as with
iheir unapprove habb- gUry! Ad finally, why
is it that the bright forms of human beauty fire
presented to our view and ibeu taken from jus,
leaving the thousand streams of our afieclion
to flow hack in Alpine torrents on our hearts.?
Wo are born for a higher-destiny than that of
earth. There is a realm where ihe rainbow
never fades ; where ihe stars will be ppread
out before us, like the iedand that slumbers in
the ocean ! and where ihe beings that pass be.
fore us like shadows will stay our presence
tian, lady and child, missionaries from our The procession moved from the Park
There isa practical cbnurid rum Which country, arrived at Monrovia, in health, about 12 o'clock, and passed ihrouch the
illustrates most admirably the condition about the middle of September. principal streets. Upon its return to the
in which the "Standard" now finds ) itself,
after having endeavored to fix the brand
of indignation upon us. on account of the
Although Congress thought proper to enfcomium above referred to:
give no title to the President, other;than "Look a hea," said a Western negro to
that which designated his office, common hii fellow laborer, "look a hea, d'you see seurado roads, which he hacjl visited pro
44 Dr. J. W. Prout, formerly of Balti- Park, prayer was offered by the Rev. Dr.
more, who was much esteemed by the ue Witt, and an oration delivered by Mr.
Liberians, and held a seat in their Senate, John Van Buren.
was drowned on Monrovia bar, while re- The remains of the deceased officers
turning from a vessel at anchor in Mes- were then conveyed to the Governor's
usage since has familiarized the jpub- dat tall tree down dere V?
fcssionally to attend the sick. He also
room, in the City Hall, where they in state
until Friday morning, when they-Avrre re
lic ear to the application of '4His Excejlen- pies, Jim, I does." : held the office of register, which is now moved for interment. Those of General
cy. If we cannot adhere to the original l4Wal, I got up dat tree 4fore to-morrow, filled by the renowned Col.; Hicks, from Worth were interred in Greenwood Ce-
simplicity ot title which met with lavor tosae Dery top. lwas arte r a coon an
in the first Congress there might be better when I'd chase 'em clear out to de todder
taste shown perhaps in the selectiott of eehd ob de longest limb,: I heard sumfin
some other title although there Is Mo drap. What you guess 'twas, Sam 1
need of any. But the term "His Excejlen- D'ye gib 'era up ? 4Tu4i dis foolish nig-
cy does not distinguish the f residential gaj. i-yan i e-yan ! liKe lo oreaK my
office above that of the Governor of a nech been limpin 'bout eber since V
State. The term as applied to the jitter Rctleigh Register. -
is of colonial descent and used to be; the i t' .'. -
designation of the provisional Governors FURTHER INTERESTING 1NTELLI- tbe reason why so many; readers fail
SUBLIMITY AND VARIETY OF THE
iThe true reason why some literary men
disbelieve the Bible, is the one given by
Dr. Johnson : 44 Because they are ignor
ant of its contents." And the same may
metery ; Col. Duncan's were taken to
Cornwall, his native town; and those of
Col. Gates were interred on Governor's
Island. Nat. Int.
unuer me oriusn crown, in our oiaie oi i nrMrt? t?dotvt T int?iiA
ftrvlnnrl thpnhrftto i nlwave nArl ivnpn. i .
ever the two Houses or either communi- Ane iev. wm. iviciain, 01 Washington
cate with the Governor. , il M city, has received a letter from President
Another objection to the use of the term Roberts, of Liberia, containing interest
is to be found in the circumstance that it ins intelligence from Liberia :
ALMOST A DUEL.
The Boston Journal of Monday after
noon has the following :
A DUEL Not Quite. We learn from
even to read this book divine. Mrs. wwuouw auuree m louuwmg parucu
Ellis, in her " Poetry of Life," has well la relative to an affair which has caused
... some little excitement among the students
sa- of Harvard University. It seems that a
.. vit.i m r
- with our established ideas ot beauty, young man named S t native of the
denotes in Europe a grade of official; rank
far from the highest ; so that when a for
eign minister applies the designation to
the President of the United States it is
rignation. Some off
very particular uport
sunny bouth, who for some time past
had been a member of the scientific school
at Cambridge, was suspected of cheating,
while playing at cards for amusement (?)
This suspicion had become so universal
among his associates who occasionally
44 took a hand" with him. that a member
grace, pathos, and sublimity, either con
centrated in the minutest point or extend
41 A few days ago I addressed you, via ed to the widest range, we can derive
England, a short note, announcing the ar- from the Scriptures a kind oif gratification
rival of the 4 Mum a' at Sinoe, and that not to be found in any other memorial of
l' ; ; T I I 1 '! :i 1 - I .1 i . " Tl! . 1
a derogatory designation. Some of our T4T Bl aii.oeenanuean to pasi or present iime. rromme worm
Pr.!rtnt wrJ Vor n.HnUr nnnrt tK; g?d health and fine spirits, and much de- that grovels in the dust, to the leviathan
and would receive n6 communication from "f "e? eir new nome ana tne pros- ?n me loaming aeeppirom me mom mat of the Junior class, P. R., of this city, de
loreien representat ves bearine thatliad-?r V'4 ...uwuvoa vv..- . w ,6(M",C!. T termmed upon playing a came or two
dress. To the President of the United BS . iiieu, ne sei o people, juai ponn auo.e in cioups rom me with S mere, for lhe purpose of delect.
u t..a. iuc. ucacii, tu tuC ing n,m in cheating, if such a thing could
noe, wunin me snepneras 101a irom consum- w nnr.niA tw rtio mt
- L .I T:i - i ' . . I i t .1 , I " , , t
. . . . i nfi i .1 iipri 'i in rrpnorn I inur rna imii at i ncr ifiniici c mTnorvoTfiAtf-innTrkniiearwii . . v
d fin tv of the oltice and to the renun ican- ... bv... .MU, ?.t - . and the came was commenced, it was
ism of our People. The appropriatbness PjPIe we need' . 1 had a 80 the Vlesu nla,Lon? lhe rose of sl?R)n' to the ce: not long, however, before Mr. R., believ
of this address would be impaired bv the J "S w purchase oiurand uar 01 ieoanon-irom the. clear crystal ing that he had accomplished his object.
intrrulnrtinnnf tU n,r,nn nm of the ape wouni ana manna oy mis uovern- siream, gusning irom me inniy jock, 10
7ome.- It has been said of Americans, that
they manifest less attachment to the place of
their birth, and less regard for their friends of
other days lhan any people in lhe civilized
world. This we apprehend, is not their ru
character; they leave their iri ends and ibeir
homes, and cast themselves upon the tide of
uncertain, and often unpropitious adverrture ;
but not because the society of frKndi has be.
come irksome, or the home of iheir chj'.d
hood has lost the charms of iis pristine beauty ;
no ! no ! deep, bitter, and abiding are lhe r.
rows that entwine the heart of a dutiful sou.
and the affectionate daughter, when, perhaps
for the last time they look upon lhe form of. an
aged mother whose years admonirh all, that
ere long the cold hand of death will consign
her to a resting place forever. Who 'that has
ever beheld lhe streaming eyes of a fond and
loving mother, who wjih stricken heart and
heaving bosom, would clasp lhe hand of her de.
parting child, and as the? last maternal office,
point him to a faith which leads to a happy
spirit land, who in lhe whole earth that has
seen mis, can say mat an American does itoi
love a home, and a friend. Thank heaven, tur
countrymen are industrious, enrp.r prising nnd
bold, though they are generally poor ; and their
footsteps are directed for fortune, and for hon
or. And the homes, and the friends that they
love, are henceforth remembered in their flv
sian dreams of pleasure, forever gone. lie
who does not wander back in sweet recollec
tion, and live again tte-sunny hours of times
gone by, surrounded by friends who he never
can forget as a "human icicle," and never en
enjoyed the society of a true friend, or knew the
care of a care of a father, and the love of a mo
ther. Should any one ask me why home was
the spot which above all others on earth wo
cherish in undying memory. I would answer :
because it is the place where we have felt iho
smiles, and enjoyed the love of our mothers.
President. Baltimore American.
ment, and the hope of being able soon to the wide waters of the deluge from the
extinguish the slave trade at Gallinas. I barren waste, to the fruitful vineyard, and
have the satisfaction now to inform vou the land flowing with milk and honey
"The Register has been trying! very that the slave trade at Gallinas is on its Urom the lonely path of the! wanderer, to
hard of late to conceal its own position last lees, in consequence of the strict the Catherine of a michtv multitude
upon the Wilmot Proviso by holding up blockade of that territory by the British, from the tear that falls in Secret, to the
the Standard as conceding the right of squadron, and the rapid extension of our din of battle and the shout of triumphant
uongress to aoousn slavery in tne lysines jurisdiction in that direction. The na- hosts trom the cottage to the throne
of Columbia. As we supposed, it was a. Hives have determined to abandon the
threw his cards upon the table, exclaim
ing to Mr. S., "you ve cheated, and you
know you have " or language to that ef
fect. This occurred during the last week, and
the day after, Mr. R. received a challenge
from Mr. S. to meet him in mortal com-
fe) tndrq than U5f)0 years auo, and which is
umboldt still hopes will be discov
.nw irk the East ! Ah enormous cerolile. which
'felj'eafly n tho: tenth century, projected an ell
Utove elwaterjol the river Name. Humboldt
Trdjsteven these enormous bodies as no
Boreal hat)! principled fragments which were
sctUetecr by the eiplosion when ihey descend
ed, i A reference to (he investigation made by
Dcaii jn; Olmstead, ol New Haven, Connecti.
cut, bo'jthej ahovyers of shooting stars and fire
llls, if November, 1B33, would be highly sat.
isac'ory to those who desire an explanation
me rib ruse of thci Register to divert public
opinion from its own derelections by char
ging on the Standard. If
That the Editor of the "Newberjf Re
publican is very much mistaken in sup
posing that it was a "mere ruse of ours
to hold up the fStandard" as conceding
the right of Congress to abolish slavery in
the District of Columbia, and that no qni
else would have! placed such a construe
tion upon the exitract, by which we speak,
will abundantly; appear from the fallow
ing, to which we invite -special and.unl
versial attention :
. M 3 n 3 3 3 J ::
AN ADMISSION. 1 '
A -r ! v - :ii -I.i
TAe Raleigh ;N. C.) Standard, a! Dem
ocratic paper, in a (controversy. wih the
indfcnfirmni;rtr4 f ti, nn,A rt. c ..k ! luUeigli liegisltr, (Whig) concerning the
Phenomena. A further reference to Humboldt's 1 power of Congress over Slavery m the
f Coim4,i wjl givo the reader, perhaps a satis j Territories of California and New Mexico,
1 feetortiiurMdatmn ftf the mvsteriea ronnerted I some time since made the following ad-
A, -'. .' I - r I T J
ft u these matter?, which could not even be
inferred tb. in the limits of a hasty communica-
loa Jim this, glvqn only in order to induce a
accoum irom an sections in. wnicn mis
!mostj eeriain Annual November display may
"wijakc'ii place. The facts and instances ci
Hre jchit flyom flumboldf.
H,-; A. G. SUMMER.
Rs.yKXHCHoV, Islington, Nov. 4, 1749.
mission, from which it would appear that
j it holds the same views of the constitution
I al power of Corigress over slaveryn the
District of Columbia, which are ienter-
; tained by the Free Soil party : j j i-i
"In the first article and 8th section j of
the Constitution it is declareil thati! Con-
ttaffic in slaves, and the chiefs have ac
tually delivered to Capt. Dunlop, of her
Majesty's ship Alert, all ihe slaves that
have been collected there for exportation,
numbering several hundred, to be taken
tp Sierra Leone. The foreign slavers have
also taken advantage of Capt. Dunlop's
kindness, and left the Gallinas in one of
Her Majesty's vessels for Sierra ; Leone,
paving promised Captain! Dunlop never
again to return for the purpose of engag
ing in the slave trade." j
; Mr. McLain, in a letter to the Intelli
gencer, communicating this intelligence,
I : The news of the arrival of the emi
grants bv the Huma, and their crleat sat-
isf action at their prospects there,' present
a strong appeal to the friends of the col
ored race to send in the means to enable
us to colonize in December the company
of about sixty from near Murfreesboro,' h
N. C. Since my note Avhich appeared in
your paper of yesterday Was written, I
have received two hundred dollars more.
Who will send us the remaining eighteen
The Decatur, at Portsmouth, N. H.,
brings intelligence from Monrovia, that
President Roberts has' been" re-elected to
bat, provided he could fight him in any
Southern rit v. This challenge, ar.romna.
from the mourner clad in sackcloth, to the uv snrK a nnn. Mr. n at nnee de.
prance in his purple robes from the gnaw- cUned accepting. The next morning.just
ings of the worm that dieth not, to the a(ter prayers. the parties met, Mr. S. be
seraphic vision of the blessed from ing armed with a cowhide, and making
the Still small voice, to tne thunders OI mft demonstration of violence towards
Omnipotence from the depths of hell to
the regions of eternal glory there is no
degree of beauty or deformity, no. tenden
cy to good or evil, no shade of darkness or
gleam of light, that does not come within
the cognizance of the Holy Scripture, and
therefore there is no expression or con-
Mr. R. The friends of both parlies in
terfered, however, and prevented any
personal violence being done at that time.
Subsequent to this, the two students met
in the University Book Store, each hap
pening to be accompanied by their friends,
the South being divided against the North.
Assaying Metals. The assaying is the moil
curious and scientific of all the business in the
mint. The melters take the gold dust, melt it,
and cast it into a bar, when il is weighed ac
curately, and a piece is cut off for the assaycr.
He takes it, melts it with twire its weight of
lead. It is melted in small cups made of bone
ashes, which absorb all the lead ; a large part of
the silver is extracted by another process, and:
lhe sample is then rolled out to a thin shaving,
coiled up, and put into a sort of glass vial pall
ed a matrass, with some nitric acid. The mat
rasses are put in a furnace, and the acid t boil
ed some time, poured off, a new supply put in,
and boiled again. This is done several times "
till the acid has extracted all the silver land
other mineral substances, leaving the sample
of pure gold. The sample is then weighed,
and, by the difference between the weight be
fore assaying and after, the true value is found.
All the silver over and above five penny weights
for each lot, is paid for by the mint at its true
value. The gold, after it ha" been assayed, is
melted, re6ned, and being mixed with due pro
portion of alloy, is drawn into long strips, not
unlike an iron hoop for a cask,) the round pie
ces cut out with a sort of punch, each pieco
weighed is brought to right size, and put into a
stamping press, whnce il comes forth a 'per
fect coin. Sci. Amcr.
ception of the mind, that may not here A(.ftr altercation. S. drew a Distol.
find a corresponding picture -, no thirst for TtlAmnir if vou nut vour hands on me.
excellence that may not meet with its full y blow your brains out." No blood was
supply ; and no condition of humanity ex
cluded from the unlimited scope of adap
tation and sympathy, comprehended in the
language and spirit of the Ejible."
'Singular freak of Electric Fluid. Du
ring the thunder storm on Thursday last,
shed, and the parties soon separated.
The threat of Mr. S. reaching the ears
of the faculty, he was promptly informed
that inasmuch as he had violated the laws
of the commonwealth, he would, if be did
not leave Cambridge forthwith, be handed
over to the civil authorities. Mr. S.. doubt'
feed store, by Messrs. Snyder and Co. near valor, immediately took up with the ad-
lock No. 12, at East Schuylkill Haven.
TJbe fluid struck the roof, passed down the
front of the building, and separating, de
scended on either side of the front door,
through which it entered into the store,
where Mr. Francis Benseman and Mr.
Snyder were standing. It struck Mr. Sny
der on the shoulder, completely stripping
(Title for the livsidcnt.From the re
cently :riubli$hed biography of Rev. Dr.
AihbellO reen, who dird not long since at
gress shall "excteisc exclusive legislation in the station of chief magistrate of the Li- ; thp ciothes from that portion of his person,
all Cases ichatsaev-cr over the District i 0i ; r "T.. , "i1 w.v..,
Columbia. Here is a grant of "exclusive
and supreme power. Why was ntt the
same language! used in relation ; to the
Territories ? Why, if as the Register de-
Verv ahvaneed arre- we take the follow. i .i ' . . i , i
i -ri ' "T . . 7 ciarpsf-"ine rignt oi aosoiuie anu uuiiin
vuu;i rriuiiriir iu nn iiurrrsuiiK iiini-
rbpoucarly history :
iAt-the period wc contemplate, I made
i,rH0I,a company, in which a conver-
op took place, the report of which I
jnu Avill receive with some interest.
Jr1 fYrn.Shipen. the first professor, and
nn aiminnni Ann in t ri rv msili aci!
i aA iei t V Ponncft ifnnia
V l I y v. L ll t I Oil j M IIU I 111 1
M his vv fcia lailv of Virginia. It
;?sfMuppoS;, in consequence of this, that
iFH Viriinia delegation to the first
vgrcs arrived in Philadelnhin.on their
L'J .L . ... .. I" ' .
York, he invited some of the
of i that dclecation. or nerhans
polcvofjjbcm, to a dinner at bis own
I retrifmber the names of Madison.
.and Lie.' and I think there was one
mqrc Chief Justice McKeanaf-
dl Gdiernor of Pennsylvania, and
'Vm. Hi AorVinm iiKstpmintltr n morn.
l'c Utf ted States Senate, were like
guests, and as the doctor was
tny congregation, he also
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lieu legislation over the territories was
intended to be delegated, did not the ,
framers of the Constitution say so, just as
they had said in relation to the District
of Colombia ?" j u
It is a little remarkable that the free
Democracy should be sustained pn its
view of the power of Congress over ;
the Territories by Whigs of the: South,
and of the power of Congress over Slave
ry in the District of Columbia, by lead
ing Democrats of the South. The ppsitibn
of the Standard is the same as that which
was taken many years ago by the Hon.
Richard M. Johnson. ; i i :
Let all Creation listen ! The foregoing
is taken from the "National Era," thecen
tral national organ and mouthpeice of the
Free Stnl partui published at Washington
City ! I What says the "Standard" to that I
What says the Republican" about that
"ru5c" of ours, now ? It seems that the
Free Soil organ places precisely the same
construction upon thc"Standaru'sw1irticle
was no choice by the people, and the se
lection, therefore, rriust be made by Con
gress. Mr. Warner, the Secretary ? of
State, would, it was thought, be chosen.
The republic has a snug manof-war
schooner, carrying a nqat little battery,
with the. word " Liberia" on each 'gun, all
which was a present from the British go
vernment. She was absent on a cruise
with General Lewis, the Secretary of the
Treasury, who was visiting the national
trading establishment along the Libertan
shore, which constitute the main depen
dence of the republic for revenue. They
have a judicious tana, but have not yet
perfected all the necessary arrangements
for the collection of duties on imports.
An officer of the Decatur, just arrived
from the coast of Africa, has written a
letter to the Boston Post, in which he gives
the following account of the republic of
Liberia : M 1
44 The republic seems to be in a flour
vice of the faculty.
So the matter rests
Perpetual Motion. We bad lhe pleasure a.
few days since, of examining the Machine re
cently invented by our friend and townsman
Mr. C. r. Richter. We have never beeu
convinced of lhe practicability of the arduous
attention paid to this object; by Mr. and
have numbered ourselves among the incredu
lous, until we examined the wheel, and saw
in motion. Now we are convinced, and tbo
ibis notice may excite ia others the same in
credulity before entertained by ourselves, Sure,
ly no reasonable man who witnesses its evolu
lious, can doubt for a moment, that it is a pow.
wheel. Its construction js so
a Doit sirucK tne ouuaing occupieu as a less thihKir.g discretion me Deuer pan oi r 0:mrjw nnit ,.a w,nl. mAVmpnt .o n!-i,ii iht
The Boston Transcript states that on
Friday last a lady in that city received
the following letter, containing the sum
of 859 :
44 1 herein enclose the amount of a sum
the most skeptical tbservcr is at once con
vinced that lhe propelling force of the wheel is
entirely of and in itself. Of the construction
of the wheel we are now not at liberty to speak.
The principle is similar to that on which Mr. "
R. was engaged one year ago ; a noiice of '
which appeared in this paper. Of the utility
of this machine in its present infantine state
we are not very sanguine. That it involves a
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principle, in which, when developed and per-
passed down his side, across! his abdomen,
through his pantaloons pockjet, where was
some silver change, thence down his leg
and put through a very considerable bole
which it-burned in the bottoim of his boot,
arid disappeared through the floor. Mr.
Snyder was stricken down Senseless and
apparently dead, in which condition he
remained until some of the neighbors car
ried him out into the rain, which in a few
minutes caused him to revive : he contin
ues, however, in a very weak and preca
rious condition. !
!Mr. Benseman was also stricken down
senseless, but revived very soon, and creep
ing to the door, opened it, making his way
into the open air, so confuted, however,
by the violence of the shock, as to be un
conscious whither he wenj. His right
side was considerably paralysed, and re
mained so up to the time we last heard
of money which 1 dishonestly took Irom tected, may be succes.iullv used as a motive por
your former husband several years ago", l er, we cannot doubt, ihechcrisbed theory of sago
1 have been on the sea many years, anu
about six months ago I was in great dan
ger of going to the bottom, when all my
sins stared at me, and I resolved to re
pent if God spared my life. When I came
ashore I found your husband was dead. I
have searched for you and am thankful to
find where you lived. I hope you will
fergive me as I think God has. The way
of the transgressor is hard.
- mTbe Penitent Thief."
philosophers to lhe contrary riot withstanding.
The public will soon have an oppoitunity of
witnessing this proud achievement of genius,
and we fojbear lurther comments at present;
"Seeing is lelieving,T and wc hope the in.
credulous any avail themselves of a view of
this invention, before denouncing il as a philo
sophical absurdity. Mad. Vis.
Queen2 Victoria. A pretty compliment
was paid to Victoria at the celebration of
the Atheneum at Manchester three weeks
since, by the presiding officer, who said :
On all occasions she has consulted the
welfare of her people ; nor is she less ad
mirable in her private life. Her private
life is remarkable ; she is a good wife and
The building was shattered from the j a good mother. Her expense has never
roof to its foundation, and it seems really ' exceeded her income, more than that she
miraculous that the inmates were not in- has paid, and is still paying the debts of
condition, considering that it is rieo- j stantly killed. They represent that at the her father without asking for any assist-
nled lmnt ntirr.1 hv tUvee who have instant of the shock thev felt as if thrown ance from the nation. Moreover, sue uaa
been liberated in our southern States. .; It j into a heated furnace, and the smell of insisted upon paying the income tax, an
s, ; sulphur was utterly overpowering. j thus contributing to the expense oi in
Another warniug to the Iatbriate.
man h the name of John Titman Was
run over on the morning of the 20th
instant, before day, on the Wilmington
and Raleign Railroad, Edgccomb county,
and instantly killed. He-was lying on
the track in a state of intoxicationr arid
the Engineer was not aware of any thing
of the kind until be arrived at the break
fast house, when he discovered a part of
the man's clothes on the cow hooks.
: h as a li be ra 1 c onst i t u t i o n , wholesome laws, sulph
jtwo newspapers, churches of various dc-
Pottsvillc Pa ) Press. ! state.
The toicnrf Wilmington, always ahead
of the balance of the State in public spir
it, has appointed 20 delegates to the Inter
nal Improvement Convention to be held
at Greensborough on the 20lh instant;
and i ami voted the .sum of 200 dollars for dcv-
c I fraying their expenses. That is the way
I to do the thing.
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