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- From the Tusctitoosa Monitor,.
REMOVALS FROM OFFICE.
v t :; TAUTT hiOSCRirilON,
11 To justify tlie pfosCriptive policy of tlia pres
ent administration, the whig press assort thai they
(ire wily following the exam pie of their predecessors
in office. The administration of Mr, Polk was
said to bo prescriptive, but a reference lo the Ri:
cokd will hov, that here, too, the charge is fake.".
, MuiU. 1'Uig and Adi.
We have before u, at this moment, a page of
the record to which the King and Advertiser refers
with such confidence. It is tho Richmond hio,
of September 17, 1816, from which, in preference j
to republishing from our own files, the entire cor-
respondence alluded to, we copy a condensed but j
full and true statement of the facts of a case ol I
utotecil proscription for " opinion s sake, which
occurred undor " the administration of Mr. Polk
and with which we would rrfresh the recollection
of our cotcmporary. Doubtless hundreds .of other
cases occurred equally proving the potty vindic
tiveness and tmull liltlenw to which that mousing
" adininistration" was accustom d ti descend.
Mr. Childrosa still lesidcs in this ciiy, and has,
since the occasion alluded to, been more than once
honored with public manifestation of the regard
and esteem of his fellowvciiizcns. Ho has never
been a violent parlizan, nor .even what may be
termed an " ultra" whig , lie has long since b'-en
dives'd of all personal feelings in regard to this
mattor.and thispublication is made from no prompt
ing of his, but solely from our wish to expose tho
shameless effrontery of those parlizan presses who
denounce the administration of Gen. Taylor as
proscriptive, while in the face of such facts as
this, they slill deny or palliate the biiter,malignant'
proscriplivcnees which marked every appointment
made by the administration of James K, Polk.
We now respectfully direct the attention .of the
Flog md Advertiser to the " Rf.cokd."
From the Richmond Whig, of Srptcmltr 17, 18;IG.
THE SPOILS SYSTEM ILLUSTRATED.
The last Tuscaloosa Monitor contains a corres
pondence between James L. Childress, Esq., of
ti,..t ;. n.i,l t!r" RnK.rt Wu liter nf tho Trea-
sury Department, which strikingly illustrates the
, T-v I Vi J . f II Wll IK rSlilUIIOIIl-1.1, Ut-BUILC Ul n H Hill A lUniUITIll
beauties of the D'igald Dalghetty system ol pro- n -n i i
,,.". , , . , i i and a free soil Cabinet; and as Gon. Taylor is plcdg
vend" for service rendered, and not less strikingly i 3 ,
, 0 , r,i.p. I ed to bow to the will of the people as expressed
the character of the Secretary of the Treasury. . y 1
.. . , . i. , , . I ,,, , , through their rcprescntalives.the Democratic party,
Having reason to believe that he could obtain r , ,
7 .i i At. fi,il,irca with Congress, will have the administration of tho
an office from tho administration, Mr. Childress, b ' ,.... . ,
, , ,. . . ., ,,t i . , ,, r. , I government almost as eiiectually in nieir hands as
l.iMiih n n.IiifT vwitriil VVfltih nton lor. the nur- & - r
... - ,, , . i! r,;
poe of "trying us luck," his application being
r ' , ,,
SUSnilUCU uy lliu uuauuuuus ivcuuiiiil-iiuhuu
the Alabama delegation in Congress, all of whom,
with a single exception are "democrats" of the
strtiitest sect, Nothing was said of his political
opinions, In truth, as Mr. Childress says, he is no
other way a politician than by casting his vote in
accordance with his convictions j exhibiting so
little interest in such matters otherwise that even
'his immediate representative, Mr. Payne, who
recommended him in reference exclusively to his j
business Qualifications, did not know to which!
party he was attached. M Sir Robert," taking it ; tt,rsi,urj. Intelligencer, for ono of tho best retorts
for granted thut r '"'dg would have tho impu- j we ,!lv9 cen tlia s(.,180n, nere it la ; ' ' '
deuce to apply to an Adininistration, administered j ') Automaton Prksident." Tho Loco Fo
avowedly ou the spoi's principle, for an office, and j col Cll oenm Taylor the " Automaton Presi-
conBcqnenthy that Mr, riiildress was of the " true
grit." promptly promised him an appointment and
ly under promise Mr. C. immediately took steps lo
remove his family lo Washington. Hut before ho
Lad been regularly installed, some of the terrier)
of the Department, who had been nosing out Mr.
Childress' heresies, appalled the Secretary of the
Treasury by informing him that he was about to
fontaminatu his office by placing a Wjiiu at ono
f its desks J MrJijertfiipon the Secretary, forgetting
or once ad wloremt, minimums and i;iccics,hns
tened to repeal the error, by writing to Mr. Chil
dress the following note , j , " , ,
, y not. ojfioial.J ...,
' " ,.'..'' .., . Ma 4,-1816, .
Dear Sir i On Saturday last, I directed your
appointment to be mailt; out, . Since that period, it
has been made known to me, that you are and al
ways have been a Whig. .TI.U. was very unex
jiei ted intelligence toiine. You never did rcprq.
aent yourself to me as a Democrat ; but I took it
for granted that such was the fact. , It is impossi
ble for me to maka the rtiovul contemplated, for
the purpose of rppoiotlng a w hig I have felt
constrained, therefor-, in '(okit the order for your
appointment, - . . - ;.-
I regret this occurrence very much; Our short
acquaintance had made a strong impression on
my tnind in your favor, and I slill believe thai pcr---aoiwlly
you arc entillcd lo my reaped jind estecin;
but under the circumstances, 1 cannot make the
removal and appointment an intended.
, I take pleasure, in saying that your deportment
throughout has been correct and houoraWe. :
:-.;- ;. Yours, .V . ;'-..' 'v'-".
. ' Very respectfully,
11. J. WALKER.
J.lMEi L. CjfII.DJlF.S9, Es j.
This letter bears its own comment upon it face.
Upon its reception Mr. Childress addressed a long
reply to Mr... Walker, relieving himself from any
intentional deception in regard to his political opin
ions, not having dreamed (innocent soul) that to be
a Whig was, in the estimation of the immaculate i
Secretary, a crime of surpassing enormity, or, to
uso his own idea, that in a govcrment founded up
on the freedom of opinion, any political necessity
can possibly exist for. the adoption of so harsh a
policy towards all who do r.ot happen to concur in
sentiment with the Executive for the time being !
Certainly, he could not have supposed that A uex
tlemak would break a promise, deliberately made,
and upon the faith of which he had made arrange
ments to carry his family to Washington, on so
slight and frivilous a protext. 'Sir Robert,' wrappi ng
, . . . ... ,. . , ,. i, m ii ! I
tniniifllf nninliisHtrrnilv.iIpe.lini'd InnnswerMr.i hi - i
dress s letter,oi the latter thon.on several occasions,
sought an interview, but snuchtit in vain, with thu
honorable Secretary. This was perhaps to have
keen expected; as even he, it is to bo presumed
could not have seen Mr. Childress without blush-
jg at his Own conduct
From the Petersburg Intelligencer.
THE NEW DEMOCRACY.
The Baltimore American states that "a Conven
tion has been held in tho Western Reserve of 0
hio at which the coalition of tho elements, begun
in Wisconsin and continued in New York, received
another link of unity. Mr. Giddings. once known
us a Whig, figured in this convention. The name
of 'Free Democracy' was fixejl upon and adopted
as the designation of the new party. , ,
'One of the resolutions declared that 'the Free
Democrats of the Western Reserve will firmly ad
here to the principles proclaimed at Buffalo, Au
gust 10, 1818,' and they further say that 'discard
ing all alliance with any other party we will court
a union with all men upon these principles, for the
sake of freedom !" ,
The American adds :
''While these movements are going on in Ohio,
the Lynchburg Republican is congratulating the
'Democracy' iiKin the result of the late Congres
sional election in Virginia. Ueautifuljy appropri-
ate I It may find occasion soon to designate which
Democracy It alludes to. 'We Irus',' such is its
language, 'that the example of the Democracy of
the Ohi Dominion may be imitated by our demo
cratic brethcrn of the States that remain to elect
members of Congress. If they but do their duty
the next Congress will be democratic, and thus a
c'.eck imposed upon, the administration
though they had a President of their own.
.:,.,. , .
"Short-nghted observor Do you not s
ghted observer ! Do you not see that
before twelve months are over you will be clinging
to General Taylor's Administration as to a rock of
safely, your only hope and stay ? It is a time for
Virginians to have done with the miserable jargon
about 'democracy' which has been sounded to of
ten and so ling in the public ear that utterers of
the slang have almost got to believo there is some
consistent meaning in it."
A CAPITAL HIT.
We are indebted lo our friend Syme of the re-
dent." Weill wo won't quarrel ubout names, but I
merely remark that our Automaton, like Maclzcll's
Chess player, beats all with whom he contends.
He beat the Indians in three wars he beat the
Mexicans in four battle he beat Lewis Cass into
a jolty, and too without raising the perspiration by
the effort, and now is driving the Loco Focos from
nearly all their rosTs. Hit is a splendid "automa
ton !" ' . ' -
GEN.vSCOTT APPOINTED COMMANDER.
, . , LV-CIHEy.
A letter from Washington, in the Baltimore Sun
says: -, ,.'
It is understood and I rejoice to Jiear It that
President Taylor lias appointed Gen. Scott, CotiVt
mander-in-Chitif of die U. S. Army, his head-qnar-terj
to be at Elizabethtown, N. J., or New York,
as he may determine. The forces will hereafter
be arranged under two divisions Northern and
Southern the command are assigned to Genl'i,
Gaines and Wool the senior to have the selec
tion. The bead-quarters of the former division
will be in Baltimore, those of the southern at .New
Orleans. The gallant Gaines will, no doubt, pre
fer to remain at the Litter point, rendering It high
ly probable tint you will have the intrepid Wool
a a fellow-citizen. i " : n .
This order is lo supercede all previous arrange
RALEIGH, FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1810.
WCllARDHOODLESS, THE HORSE-SWIM-
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.Had hot the following narrntlve appeared in ii:
Magazine Chamber's Edinbiirg ' Journal favor
ably known for its respectability and charactcr,we
should consider it fabulous. ' It is marvclous,to say
the least. It reminds us of the old fable of Nep
tune driving his chariot over tho Sea :
We supposed we had heard of all sorts of heroes,
but find ourselves to have been mistaken. A he
ro in humble life has been undo known to us of
quite a new order. This brave man, by name Rich
ard I .Heedless, following the occupation of a .farmer
near Graintliorpe on the coast of Lincolnshire, has
Tor many years devoted himself to tho saving of
mariners from drowning, and this without any of
the usual apparatus for succoring ships in distress.
Unaided by such appliances, and unaccompanied
by any living creature but his horse, Iloodless has
been the means of saving many unfortunate sailors
from perishing amidst tho waves
uuivaunga sniaw piece ot ground, wIiicIms,
as it were, rescued from the sea, and almost . cut
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iv j. .i ,. .
ofl r.nn t m i.if.in, hi..t i.n , ;f f ... i
roads, this '-remarkable man niav be said to devote
himself to (he noble duty of saving human life. On I
the approach of stormy weather, he mounts to an
opening in the top of his dwelling.and there point-
ting his telescope to the tumultuous ocean, watch
es the approach of vessels towards the low and
dangerous shores. By night or by day he is e
qually ready to porforin his self imposed duty. A
ship is struggling amidst the terrible convulsion of
waters ; no human aid seems to bo at hand ; all
on board give themselves up for lost, when some
thing is at length seen to leave the shore, and to be
making an effort to reach the vessel. Can it be
possible ? a man on horseback ! Yes, it is Rich
ard Iloodless coming to the rescue, seated on his
old nag, an animal accustomed to these salt wa
ter excursions ! Onward the faiihful beast swims
and plunges, only turning for an instant when a
wave threatens to engulf him in its bosom. There
is something grand in the struggle of both horse
and man the spirit of unselfishness eagerly try
ing to do its work. Success usually crowns tho
exertions of the horse and his rider, The ship is
reached Iloodless mounts two or three mariners
en croupe, and taken them to dry land, returns for
another instalment. '
That a horse could bo trained to these unpleas
ant and hazardous eiitcrprisesi,m:iy seem somewhat
surprising, lint unppcurs that in reality no train-
ing is n(.cessary; Bn depends on the skill and 'firm-
ness of the rider. Iloodless declares he could mur
age the most unruly horse in the water; for as soon
as the animal funis that ho has lost his fooling, nnd
isobligfd to swim,ho becomes as' obedient to the bri
dle as a boat to its helm. The samu thing is ob
served in this sagacious animal when being hois
ted lo the deck of a Bliip. Ho struggles vehement
ly at first against his impending fale : but the mo
ment his feet fairly leave the pier, he is calm and
motionless, as if knowing that resistance would
compromise safety in the atrial passage. The on
ly plan which our hero adopts is, when meeting a
particularly angry surf sr swell, to turn his horse's
head, bend forward, and allow the wave to roll
over them. Were the horse to face the lager bil
lows, and attempt to pierce them, the water would
enter his nostrils, and render him breathlees, by
which he would be soon exhausted.
In the year 1833, Iloodless signalized himself
by swimmirg his horse through a stormy sea to the
wreck of the Ilormione, and saving her crew, for
which gallant service he aflerwards received a tes
timonial from the Royal Humane Society. The
words of the resolution passed by the society on
this occasion may bo transcribed, for they narrate
a circumstance worthy of being widely known
"It was resolved unanimously, that the noble
courage and humanity displayed by Richard Hood
less for the preservation of the crew of the "Her-
mione" from drowning, when that vessel was
wrecked near the Donna Nook, on the coast of
Lincolnshire, on the 31st of August, 1833, and the
praiseworthy manner in which he risked his life on
that occasion, by swimming his horse through a
heavy sea lo the wreck, when it was found impos
sible to launch the life boat, has called forth the
lively administration of the institution, which is
hereby unanimously adjudged to be presented to
him at the ensuing anniversary festival."
, As it may not be generally understood that a
horse can be made to perform the office of a life
boat, when vessels of that hind could not with safe
ty be launched, the fact of Iloodless performing so
many featt in the manner deseribed cannot bo too
widely disseminated. ' ,
On some occassional we are informed, he swima
by himself to the wreck : but more usually he goes
horseback.and is seldom unsuccessful in nil effort.
About two years ago he saved the captain of a
vessel and his wife, and ten seamen some on 'he
back of the homo and others lianging on by the
stirrups'. Should a Vosscl bo ;.ig on her beam
ends, Iloodless r quires to exercise great e niton in
making his approach, in consequence of the ropes
and rigging concealed in the water. On one occa
sir.n he experienced iniu V inconvenience on this ac
count; ho had secured i seamen, &, whs attempt ing
lo leave the vesst I for the shore, but the horse could
not (novo from the s; ot.' After various iiieilVtual
, " J .
I 1 ft. I'lkfeiS
plunges, Iloodless discovered that the animal was
entangled i a rope under water. What was to
be done? The sea was in a tumult, and to dis
mount was scarcely possible. : Fortunately, lie at
length picked tip tho rope with his foot, then in
stantly pulling a knife from his pocket, leaned for
ward into the WHter, cut the rope no easy task
in a stormy sea-nnd so got off with safety.
All honor to Farmer Richard Iloodless, who
still in his own unostentatious way, performs acts
of humanity as singular as they are meritorious !
Only bf accident have we become acquainted with
his nar.ie and deeds of heroism, and we could not
deny ourselves the pleasure of giving them all the
publicity in our power. Chamber's , Ediuburg
THE PEOPLE'S PLATFORM.
Wisconsin is certainly the crack(ed) State of
the Union. Having but very lately got into
breeches, it finds them entirely too small, and
seems likely to adopt Gov. Marcy's : mode of en
larging tbcin. Her Legislature seems to have
fOtllld mit thtit "tLn limoa avA m.f. nf ..: 1
.II.IL.U III 1. IUt lf II l l Ullll
lhat ..joint rP6oIlUions arP ,,,-., .,,.(
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.viucujr nn nriiMia ovoiy lllllli; III 1'IL'I IS. I lev
. n H b J
i have accordingly at their late session pa sed a
i lull "set," oh almost every imaginable subject, po
: htir.nl and pecuniary, theological and philanlhro-
pic. Some wag burlesques this quixotic cxtrava
I gatice in the following resolutions, which are de
cidedly rich 1
Piioi'LE's Pi.atfokm.ir Wisconsin. The Bos
ton Chronotype says that the Lobby members of
the Wisconsin Legislature l'elda meeting a few
days since, and adopted the following resolutions
as the IVnTle's Platform : .
1. i7esijW,That the "ills that flesh is heir to,''
area reproach upon tho progressive spirit of the
2. Resolved, That the mutable nn lure of eter
nal principles imperatively requires that every
thing heretofore established should be done away,
and the whole system of thing? should bo created
anew.; ". . .; . ' , ; . ' .;- ''
3. Resoked, That the public lands ought to be
cleared and fenced, and a.cron of notatons nut in
Vt5T"Trie general government, before they arc dona
ted out to the sovereign people.:. i;
ii: Resvh-edi That gold, and silver, no less than
the soil, are the gifts of our common Creator
for the use of man, and that the exclusive appro
priation of these metals by individuals is an out
rage upon the natural rights of the toiling mil-
lions. . '..'
5. Resoked, That the Elhiopean's skin, and tho
leopard's spots ought to be changed, aiid that all
laws recognising these qualities ought to be imme
diately abolished. : ,
6.. ResoheJ, That in our sympathy with the
blacks we ought, not to forget the equally oppress
ed and unfortunate green 'uns.
7. Rcsolfed, That the principle of a pocket in
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a sum is illinium; aim iiuerni, nowever much ueh-
cacy may be felt in approaching derails; and that
a limit ought to bo placed to the number of quills
upon the 'fretful porcupine." .
8. Resoked, That the best way to "raise the
wind" since the 1st of January, is to borrow mo
ney and give a note for it.
9. 7Je5oiifi,That there ought to bo a uniform rate
of 2 cents a drink for all liquors, whether the
amount imbibed be more or less and that the
sum ought to be charged upon tho national trea
sury. 10. Resoked, That tho length 6f a pig's tail
ought to be between that of a mosquito's bill and a
11. Resoked, That the people themselves and
not their representatives, ought to elect their
own officers and make their own laws, and that
the present Legislature in assuming to elect a
United States Senator without allowing us to
vote, have been guilty of the grossest usurpa
tion. ' '-. ',
12. ResiUced, That the members of the U. 8.
Senate and Supreme Court be requosled to resign
forthwith. . ' '
13. Retailed, That as a great and glorious and
living people, flourishing undor the broad wings of
the great Ainarican Eagle, and 'whistling "Hail
Columbia" and "Yankee Doodle" with perfect fa
cility, with the whole "green earth" underour feet
and the whole blue heavens above us, we consid
er ourselves worthy any man's money ; whatever
party or sect he may belong to, that we are not
going to sell out for any picayune consideration
ORIGIN OF A PHRASE. .
Tho phrase "the devil to pay," doubtless origi
nated in a printing office, on some Saturday night's
settlement of weekly wages ! v . .
"John," says the publisher to the book-keeper,
"how stands the cash account ?" . I i
. "Small balance on hand, sir." , (
"Let's sec," rejoined the publisher, "how far that
will go towards satisfying the hands." , ,. ......
John begins and figures : so niiich to Typus, so
much to Grubble, and so on, through a doaon dit
toes., The publisher stands aghast, t- .,,
"Here is not money enough by a jug full,.''
,"No sir ! and betides, there is tin, deiil t fay."
Incorrect knowledge, like counterfeit money, It
worth nothin. He who climbs highest, may rail
TERMS: $2 50 PER
$3 00 IF PAYMEXT
BORING FOR WATER IN CHARLESTON.
The Artesian Vem A visit to the spot
ttheio the indefatigable, scientific and we must
add humorous Mr. Weltoh is boring to obtaiu the
gushing fount that is-to give us the pure and spark,
ling bevorage that nature has provided for man,
procured for us the knowledge that he had perfor
ated the earth upwards of seven hundred and fifty
Mr. W. has found the strata generally conform
to the descriptions given by geologists, in the na
ture of the soil, but each strata much greater in
depth than the most scientific have prtdicted. It
appears that near 700 feel of the penetration hat
been through marl, occasionally interspersed by
other substances. It was the general opinion of
geologists that the water would be Btruck at the
depth of from 610 to 680 feet, and, as we are in
formcil.none doubted that at about 700 feet it would
be obtained. Mr. Welton, however, has practi
cally proved all their theories as to distance incor
rect, while in reforence to other matters he has
given the strongest evidences of the truth of their
All agree that it will be necessary to strike the
burr stone before .water-can possible be obtained,
ami it. pleased us to hear the cool,ca!mn confidence
that Mr. Welton expresses of eventually obtaining
what he is seeking for, an ample supply of jiure
water. As to the depth at which it is to be ob
tained, ho exprestet no opinion. But, to go on bor
ing until the object is accomplished, appears to be
his determination, let the distance be what it may.
Another fact surprised us, which was tho little
cost of the gigantic undertaking, compared with
what we had supposed was the expense. The ab
solute figures were not mentioned, but the proba
ble sum already expended was not more than one
third what we had supposed it would be, judging
from the experiments which have been made In
other places. .
DECLIVITY OF RIVERS.
A very slight declivity servos to give running
motion. Three inches per mile in a smooth,
staight channel, gives a velocity of about three
miles an hour. The Ganges, which gathers the
waters of the Himalaya Mountains, the loftiest in
the world, is, at 1800 miles from its mouth, only
800 feet above the level of the sea that is, about
twice the height of St. Paul's Church, in London,
or the height of Arthu's Seat, near Edinbiirg; and
to fall these 800 feet, in is long course, the water
requires more than a month. The great river Mag
dalena, in South America, running for 1,000 miles
between (wo ridges of the Andes, falls only 600
feet in all that distance. Above the commence
ment f the thousand miles.it is seen descending in
rapids and cataracts from the Mountains. The
gigantic Rio de la Plata has so gentle a descent
to the ocean, that in Paraguay, 1,500 miles from
its mouth, large Bhips are seen which have sailrd
against tho current all the way, by tho force of
the wind alone that is to say, on the beautifully
inclined plane of the stream, have been gradually
lifted by the soft wind, snd even against the cur
rent, to an elevation greater than that of our lof
tiest spires. :..
REPUBLIC OF GUATEMALA.
A gentleman has just arrived in this country
from Guatemala and banded us some numbers of
the Official Gazette, and besides given us some
account of the state of affairs in that country
The bloody war which had been for some time
raging, is, as our readers already know, for tht
presentat an end. Gen. Mariano Paredet is Pres
ident of the Republic. Mr. Hise, Charge d'Af-
fairos of the United Slates, had been received pub
licly with great ceremony. We understand, also,
that he succeeded in making a treaty with Guate
mala, anu likewise witu Nicaragua; the ambas
sadors from the Utter were very desirous of enter
ing into relations with the United States. The
sympathies iu Guatemala, Nicaragua, and all
other States are representsd-to be with the United
States rather than with the English, who, by con
tinually keeping men-of warin their neighborhood
may at present be said to rule supreme over them.
Mr. Chattield, the British Consul General, has
great influence Willi one of the parties, the Ser
vile, to which the new President belongs ; and it
is represented that not long ago, upon some unim
portant question with the State of San Salvador,
the Consul wnt for a man-of-war and blockaded
the port of San Salvador the vessel going off af
ter a few days and leaving a boat and a few raon
to blockade the port. ..
The Government of Guatemala, being in want
of funds, determined to lay a forced loan upon all
merchants in the country, and, a most of the bu
siness men ate Spaniards, the weight of the meas
ure fell naturally upon them. They.inaile a pro
test; but, being of no avail,: they put themselves
under the protection of the French Consul, who
undertook their defence, and there ha been a flare
up in consequence, which ended in the Consul re
ceiving hit passports and quitting tha country. ',
A robber and assassin, called L. Rayniiunl, who
stylet himself Rey del Muni!o,'Kingof the World,'
who likewise aspire to the Presidency, is still
making war upon all whom he meets on ih roiiils
He ha a Urge p uty of such gentry under his
command. Nat. Intel, v
ANNUM, IN ADVANCE, OR
IS DELAYED SIX MO.M'US,
, NO 25.
CANADIANS DON'T WANT TO BE
Hon, Col. Tache, an influential Canadian from
below Quebec, replied lo some remarks in the Leg'
islative Council, a few days since, that "neither he
nor the French population wished for Annexation;
they were prond of their connection with England;
and if ever events arose to call for the action of
his countrymen in the matter, it would be found
that the last cannon fired against Annexation would
be fired by the French Canadians of Lower Cana
da. It had been said that the present Government
were powerless ; but he must say that if they ap
peared to fold tueir arms and look silently on, such
was not the case ; for the course they had pursued
was adopted in order to save the effusion ofllood.--They
had made a call on the country, and the Gov
ernment had at their cammand 15,000 in one part,.
30,000 in another, and so on all over Lower Cana
da, both of the French and Irish ; and although
these men were ready at the call of Government,
yet they had not, on their partfiroken a pane ofglasf,
notwithstanding the acts committed by the oppo
site party. Some of their friends thought it would
be necessary to call for their assistance ; but the
Governor General was opposed to this, because
they had the British Army to defend the country,
the men composing which were always found to
obey the commands of their superior officers. Was
the Government then to blame in keeping back,
when the the cause of their doing so was to avoid
PnosPECTs. In the course of this week, says
the Jackson Miss. Southron, we heard three ve
ry intelligent Planters, who had given the subject
much thought and iHention, give it as their opin
ion that the next cotton crop of the United States)
would fall short at least 500,00 0 bales, in conse
quence of the untimely and destructive frosts of
April, and the extraordinary and prolonged over
flows of tho Mississippi. They thought the frost
would dostroy at least 300,000, and the overflows
200,000 bales. This state of tlilngv . f without
making any allowance for an unpropitious Fall,
Cannot fail to have a very sensible influence on
the price of our great staple, as soon ss it is gen
erally known and understood. Cotton planted
late is always more or less liable to injury in the
Fall from the worm and frost. Hence, although,
we might approximate in our estimate of the im
mediate injury already done to the crop, time alono
can dcvelope the remote consequences of these
two drawbacks. We should, however, hope for
DOW JR.'S CREED.
Dow Jr., the inimitable preacher of Short Pat
ent Sermons, in a late discourse in the New York
Mercury gives us the articles of his creed, and
roncludes with the remark
" Poke over with the cane of consideration wlutt
I have emptied before you ; and if you can find a
single grain of- wheat among the four pecks of
chaff, I shall be highly gratified. ,
" The following are grains of the genuine arti- .
cle or we are no threshers :
"I believe that the most industrious are the
most contented and happy. Idleness is an incu
bus upon the bosom ef enjoyment It is the hard
est work in the world to do nothing by the month,,
and have nothing to do it with.
" I believe that kicking against custom and
spitting in the face of fashion, is a foolish and fu
tile endeavor. Both need correction but they
must and will have their way. . ,
"I believe that if the devil be the father of all
liars, he has a plaguy large family to look after,
and it is rapidly on the increase.
" 1 believe tlmt girls are like kittens gently
smooth them the right way, and they rub and'
purr most affectionately; but give tbeio a contra
ry brush, and their backs are up in the most dis
dainful manner. They like to be kissed, but sham
a delicacy about the operation. ,. ,
" I believe that human flesh is bard to digest.
Jonah did'st sit easy upon the whale's stmiach.
" I believe that simple honesty, the naked truth,
pure virtue, and a straight up and down way of
dealing with the world, have at much advantage,.
over vice, trick, and stratagem, in the long run, as
good square trotting horse has over pacing ponj
or a racker that goes a mile or two like mischief,
and done for tlie rest of the journey."
The world without a Bible has been a World
without humanity. The idea that all men are e
quil exalts men, and Ii umanity, truly conceived, is
above nationality. Give op this one idea of equal
ity, and humanity is lost, an'l castes and pride pre
vail. The Chinese and th Indian know nothing
of th end of humanity. The Bible gives the on
ly true idoa of liberty. God is the head of all
government. . As tlie National law it aboTe that
of this Suite, so is the law of God above that of
another. The liberty of Greece was not Cut of
man, but only that of Greeks as Greeks, i ma
ny of their Stiles there weru mora slaves than
freemen, Tlie world without tU Il'Va hs be n
without domottic socieiy ; wnn-n h is nut been
appreciated, nor has she occnpnil hrr pr ; er fU
tiim; wUIi.mii the Bible, the world 1ms b.m
without popuhr education, which, is iii,i, , ii.A.
ble to liberty. Dem her. ; : i.
IlATomsa Euos. They have a new
hatching eyes in the West. Thev till
with egys, and then put a hen on the bun