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Delivered before the "Hibernia Greens," by
Robert Porte,, July 4th, 1843
thrermeneri:—The untiring wheels of time have
rolled around another year, end brought us togeth
el'orice more to rejoice in our national prosperity
iecordaneo with our usual custom, we have
anaLlogether to join our rejoicirus wittilheee nt.
our felluw•citizans all over our wide extended and
happy country. The roar of the cannon that up
on the return of this great national birth day wet.
enmed the first ray of the rising sun as it gilded
the auawnit of the lately consecrated monument at
Bunker Hill, was joined by the answering roar of
Cannon from the battle fields of Lexington and
Concord, and their united echoes rolling on west
virardijoined with the echoes from the Hills of
"Beeiniattart and the Plaine of Saratoga,and spread
northward and southward, till one united, univer
eel thunder tone of joy rote up all over the land
19 leans. - And at this moment while I am
speaking, hundreds and thousands of others are
lifting their voices also in commemoration of the
same greet events; and millions of ears are listen
ing to the story of their country's birth.
On such a day, at such an hour, let us throw a•
aide all party distinctions, let us banish all private
animosities, let us forget all personal differences,
tot the recollections of the glorious achievements
of our fetlacra fill oar whole souls, till the millions
of heartsin this great nation are filled with the
same em otions and beat in unison as ono.
However touch we may differ in views of policy
- respecting the great questions which now agitate
the nation, we arc all of one heart and of ore mind
in duly celebrating the anniversary of that
day, that secured to us and to the world the ,
klnesings of American Liberty. We are allot' one l
Heart and of une mind in dilating as our inheri
tance the glory, liberty, and prosperity our ances•
terikave left us. We arc all of one he irt and of
nee mind in cherishing with deep reverence the
memory of illustrious Father or bit C un!ry,
the immortal Washington. We are ell ofiele heart
egtlolone cilia in wishing toeransinit to those
who may come after us, all the blessin , of Peace
red Liberty, which we have recited from those
widirt have gone bi7rfore as.
I , lthe day on which these Udite ; States were dc.
elated free and independent, is peculiarly a day
orinterest to the min rnedi l'd descendants of those
tat,bo participated in the, thrilling a eras which se
that indr:penden:e, buf not to those alone;
every owe who his since that memorable day (IA
hots the tyranny of the old world, and :onntl a
refuge in t ,is asylum of the oppressed, is deeply
interested in cherishing the recollection nr that
mighty convulsion, that opened for them this as•
sylvan, Had the power or Englan I triumphed in
the American Revolution, would the half starved
operatives of the Mother Cuero ry or the oppressed
sous of "Erin's Isle" be now emigrating in thou
innds to our happy country? Or won! I the
wretched remnants of (Remembered Poland be
seeking refuge here from the frosts of Siberial—
would the crowded population of Geronany,the
Mother Genially of England heiself, be Rucking
here in crowds in team!' of that prosperity nod
happiness which they cannot find at home.
The American Revolution was an event in which
the whole world was interested.
the generous hearted Lo Fayette having been
tau ht the new lesson of American - Liberty by the
great and good Washington, returaed , to the vine
dad fields of his own .nativelatid, and raised the
standard of Liberty there. Rut the few pure pa
triots who were struggling for freedom, were out
numbered rind overpowered by the heartless dem.
agoguers who were striving fur their own advance.
meet. Hence the French Revolution although
star4aginz, from the American Revolution was
COMporatively a revs uti•on of Blond and Terror.—
Vet,Fratice, after her long convulsive efforts, rose
up-stgonger and more powerful than before, and
from that time she has been constantly and stead
ily improving. Though she may be longer in
reaching the high condition of universal Liberty,
With the example of the United States before her,
she. cannot fail. Her last Kin 2, and be of the peo
pWe DIM choosing. is pr. , bably n w on his
throne. _ .
, The land of Montazu na and Guatiiniizin itialU.
lotted by the example of the United States, shook
off the Spanish yoke, and then!' they have not
yet reached the degree of pre :p •rity which we en
joy, yst,their condition is vastly iinproved from
What it was when they score mete appendages to .
The South American Stoics have folowed the
esemple of the United States, and emancipated
themselves from Spanish thraldom.
'England herself has been compelled by the pro- 1
gressive advancement of human liberty to legia.
late more favorably for her own laboring classes, I
and unless she is wise in time she easy be com
pelled to wade through seas of blood or lose fort v.
el het hold upon Ireland. "Repeal or Blood,"
which has now become the watchword of millions
of Irishmen is one of the remote fruits of the A
mericso Revolution. When the Declaration of ,
leidepandence, sixtywseven years ago this day was
publicly proclaimed in the halls of the Coetinen.
tai Congress, the whole World advanced another
step towards, universal Liberty, and that step has
never been retraced. But, on the contrary, there
has been since that time a constant and progress
ire advancement. And now the beneficial effects
of the Declaration of Independence and the sue
eeeartil Revolution which succeeded it, may be
traced in every Kingly Government in Europe.
Every where the rapid and permanent improve
ment in the great mass of the people indicates
the progress . of man towards self government.—
Universal education has made every man able to
discriminate, capable of judging, and a sovereign
in whose hands may safely be entrusted the pow
er of governing himself. C 'amerce, AgricuL
tare and the arts and sciences hare received a
new impulse, and the. means of comfort and hap
pinesi are placed within the reach of all.
Wo may now, as ce sip our morning coffee,
spread our morning paper before us, and converse
with the whole wort.'.; we may see the value of
our goods and manufactures in ((reign markets;
the condition of foreign stocks, and the political e
conomy of both hemispneres. We may read in
the same paper, the speech from the hrone of Eng
land, and the proclamation of Santa Anna, or the
decree of the 'Brother of the San and Moon,' the
Monarch of ths 'Celestial Empire.'
We may walk on a carpet from Brussels to .it
down to our mahogany. tab' c from Si. Domingo,
and drink our tea from china, or C.,ffee from Ja.
reales, sweetrord with Sugar from Cuba; we may
fonst on our pudding, made of Rice front Louisie
na,eprinkled with raisins from Spain, avid spiced
with Cinnamon from Ceylon, or Nutmegs from tne
Island of Celebes, or Pepper from Malacca. And
as a desert, we may crack AlmoLds from Affghan.
Wan, or eat Figs from Turkey, or Oranges from
Porto Rico, and wind up with a 'long nine' from
Havanna. Such a collection of the products of so
many awl so widely ii:parated countries, once
would have cost A princely rcrtune; now . they are
on almost every m in's table. Nr; by is it that such 1
e airings has taken place' It was because the ' I
power which was once claimed exclusively by
kings and emperors, has been gradually assutoed
and exercised by the people to whom it of right be. ,
lofts. And as soon as the people began to take
part in the legislative councils; laws began to be
sheeted for their benefit,and commerce and agricul.
ture, with all their: train of bleb - sings revived. --
Tim rich man of five hundred years ago, had net
within his reach so many comforts and luxuries of
lith as are now within the roach of every one.
The American Revolution differed in many re
*Se from every other revolution. It was a rev
°ludo° of pure right. The great question was,
whethwr taxation and representation should be
connected together, or whether the t. cation should
be he the Colonies and the representation in Eag,
It was not brought on bJ a lung succession of,
of bkotitiAlFtra aid open
It thereiiiii- had not for its Istiktett a isnY
tmiof revenge . a hope of curtirtnet , . tt irmonot
gat , sp by a set of rtstnazozoes fd. their overper.
social advancement, with the hope of -elevating
theilselves into power. It was nut the result of
hasty pas,ion and ex , Atement. It was not headed
by rash ineso«riencert or ignorant tries, who could
not mike a jodic ()us use of any advantaee they
might gain. But it was the result of a long and
thorough investigation of their rights and duties
by all classes. It sprung from the purest philan
thtopy and t ittriotistn. It was guided by wise,
good and cautious men. It was carried on with
a firmness of purposo that the great strength and
power of the self-styled 'mistress of the ocean',.
could not intimidate, and with a perseverance that
knew no cessation or weariness.
It was headed by a man who in caution, pru
dence and coolness, rivalled the Roman Fabius;
wlan in eoirage equalled the Grecian Alexander,
but, who in nure patriotism, noble philanthropy
and generous devotion to the• cause of human kb- ,
erty, and unreserved consecration of himself and
all he hoped for hit- country, is without a rival.—
Washington stands atone among warriors a con
queror without ambition or desire of private bene
fit. With the sword 'of the vanquished Cornwal
lis in his hand, with England humbled at his feet
and awed into renitence before his power, with an
army devotedly attached to his person, and anx •
ious.to elevate him to a monarch's throne, with
his head encircled by the richest laurels that ever
crowned a conqueror's brow, he bowed before the
civil authority and surrounded with a smile of joy,
all the power with which he had be-in entrusted, to
the sovereign people from whom he had received
it. At the command of the rook he drew his
sword, aril at the commend of the people he re
turned it to its scabbard
Thus far, gentlemen, 1 have spoken of the grar
cral topics which the ocersion naturally suggests.
But I have not forgotten that the honor of stand.
ing before my friends and fel!ow Citizens as one of
the orators of this day, has been conferred upon
me by you, zenticmcn of the tlibcrnia Greens.
No invitation fro n any other source would have
been so agreeable to myself and so cniirely in ac
cordance wits my own feelings. For, in the first
Plac`, you are a military company, and I love and
honor the American Soldiery,‘the right arm'of our
national defence.' I love and cherish them be,
cause their military fame has never been sullied
by disgrace or cowardice, but undaunted courage
has everywhere marked their progress from the
glorious commencemant at Lazington and Con
cord, till their last crowning victory at New Or.
I love the American Soldiery Immense they hive
never drawn the sword except in self defence, and
because they have always-recognized the suPeri
ority of the civil power. I love them because the
same valor and uayiefding courage which carried
them victorious through the two wars with the
haughty 'mistress of the ocean,' who boasts -- that
on her dominions, 'the sun never set=,' still burns
with an urquenched and unquenchable flame
in the breasts of the American Soldiery .now.—
Let but the roar of the British Lion be heard
once more in the United States, and you, gentle
men soldiers of the Hibernia Greens, and all the
volunteers of the land, would swing to your feet,
and tenth forth to meet the intruder, every heart
wonld swell with courage,—every step would
be firm, and every tongue would utter the watch
word 'give me liberty or give me death;' and the
scenes of Stratogi, Yorktown and New Orleans
would be re-enacted by the invincible soldiery of
the present day.
.11 I cherish with a forced teased the Am. lie
can Soldiery in general, I feel . a much deeper and
Istrongbe interest in that portion of them which
I hate that boner 0 w to address. You are my
_citizens We are leokin,e for peace, pros
! pt-ritY. and happiness, in the permanency of the
seme free institutions, the same American Eagle
spreads its broad protective wings over our heads.
and the Mime state recognize. us as freemen.
Though yen are all true hearted Americans
e;ther by birth or adoption, you are many of you
Irishmen by nativity or by descent. Yes, you
I can trace your origin to the same green Island
that ihe mother country of the gallant Mont
gotlie7y, the tearless Patrick Henry, and the firm
!old Roman Hero Andrew Jackson. Yea, gentle.
! men, the blood of Irishmen wee freely plated out
in every Lettte of the Revolution. The bones of
Irishmen are mouldering in every battle ground
!from Bunker Hill to New Orleans. And in every.
struggle of the United States, Iriehmen have come
up to her assistance. And then, as now, and al
ways, whenever Liberty could be advanced, Ire
land nas ready to "pledge her jewels" for its
j support. And then, as now, and always, when
!ever or wherever the great power of England was
exerted for purposes of oppression, Ireland has
made common cause with the ooressed. The
I United Stales is therefore the home of the Irish.
man. He has an inheritance here, perehased by
the blood of his ancesters. L2t our arms then be
opened wide to welcome them to our happy shores.
And let us cheerfully, and promptly, put them
in possession of those right and privileges to which
they have so just a claim, There is another bend
of union which unites us in our common interest;
we a emost, if not all of us Repealer..
And why are we Repeaters? B cause we cher
ish in our breasts the same prinei?les as wore
held by dins.: whose vota consecrated the day, the
anniversary of which we have met this day to
The American Revolution was caused by the
attempt of England to tax. one part of her empire
without allowing them an equal representation in
her Legislative councils; and she is now attempt
ing to continue the same experiment upon Ireland.
Repeal then, to but alcontinuation of theArnerican
Rciolution. And as the American was coma
mcnced by a preparatory discussion of the right
of England to tax America without her consent,
so Repeal bas now' commenced with a discussion
of the right of England to tax Ireland without
her c ,nsent. And as tie Ani.'irican discussion
was succeeded by a euccess'ul American Revolu
tion, so that Irish discussion of Repeal will be
succeeded by a successful Irish Revolution, or a
restitution of her ancient ri g hts.
Truth is mighty and will prevail. The fire of
Liberty once kindled can never be quenched. Eng.
land. though she boast that "the roll of her morn
log drum follows the sun round the world," with
all her power, can never consecrate a wrong, nor
prevent the Uprising of the human soul towards
true liberty, She canout quench the civine spark
w ithin,that prompts us to rise above the limits that
arbitrary power prescribes, and "calls no man
Ireland has endured the cruel injuetice and op••
pre talon of England, till endurance has ceased to
be a virtue. Her remonstrances, though long
and loud, have fallen upon leaden ears, and now
her tone 01 remonstrance begins to be changed
into one or demand.
If the policy of England is continued, Ireland
has only ono alternative, to lay the last relic of
hei liberty in the grave, or help herself to those
rights and privileges which are now denied to
her. Suppose the folly of England to be as great
in her future treatment of Ireland as it waft to her
American colonies, and suppose Ireland, the little
fraction of the great British Empire, driven into a
contest with her unnatural oppressor, what must
be the result? will the fleets and armies of Eng
land at one fell swoop, pounce down upon Ireland
and blot it from the map of the world? By no
means, Repeal is now the watchword all over the
United States, and not only is it the sentiment of
the Irish population of the United States, but the
American people generally, are advocates of the
CLMO doctrine. They could not be otherwise,
forthe prtnciples of Repeal are American prima
plea as well as Irish principles. They are the
principles of liberty. They are theproperty of
the human race. Hence we find Repeal meetings
getting up in. all our principal cities, , headed by
the most influential, the wisest and best men in
Ireland, - up_
lions a Repetleir4n the 'United State*, and all
Liver the world, where Irishmen are fend, forget
that there was•such acountry as Canada up north
here? and would the Canadians, smarting from
their recent wounds, and now watching with fe
verish anxiety for an opportunity to throw off the
gulling pike of servitude; would they, I say, not
burst their bonds, as Sampson did from the
green withes, as soon as the eye of England was
!attested upon Irelani? And, when the millions
allele subjugated people of Hindoostan, and Aff.
ghanistan, who have taited the bitter draught of
servitude, and recently had their appetite for re
venge„ whetted by the sight of English blood, if
they, I say, should see their conquerors struggling
with Rebellious Ireland and revolted Canada,
weuld they aot take sweet' revenge for the late
And when the "golden ears" of the monarch of
the "celestial Empire" hoard of the manner in
which her enemy, England, was busying herself,
would not the riots of Canton be mewed, or rather
changed into a general exterminathin of all the
English within the limits of his ancient empire?
And while this was transpiring, how would the
Irish now in the regular army and navy of Eng
land be occupied? Would they turn their arms
against their awn cnuetrymen? And while Eng
land was thus engaged, what would France, the
ancient and ever jealuus rival of England be doing?
would she fold her acme and coolly gaze on the
drama acting before her.
The first drop of blood spilt in Ireland in an at
tempt to crush the principles of Repeal, like a
spark dropped into a magazine of powder will. ex
plode the British Empire. The scattered frag•
ments will, reach round the world, but they can
never vain be re-united into-a whole.
But in all our entliusiesm for Repeal, in all our
zeal to elevate Irelantl*to her proper rank among
the nations of the earth let us not forget that we
arc Americans. - Ltt us not forget the duties we
owe to our own country. Lot us watch over her
interests with a vigilance that never slumbers or
tires. ThelLiited butes, rich in rseources, ins
vincibhs in arms, victorious in all her contests hoth
by sea and land, has nothing to fear from any
foreign power. Our danger lies in domestic dis
cord, internal dissension, corrupt logistic ion, une •
qual administration of justice, and the unhallowed
spirit of dismemberment, and disunion. Our
dangerous enemies are all within the camp. Let
us guard against these evils by every means with
in our power. Let us cherish that kind of patri
otism :that embraces our whole wide extended
counUy; that stretches from the eastern Atlantic to
the shores of' the broad Pacific, that knows no state
limit?, or local jealousies. Let us feel and act as
one people, united in one common interest, and
resolved to share one common destiny. United,
we have twice humbled the pride of haughty Eng
land; we have compelled France to folfil her stip
ulated contracts; we have silenced the cannon of
the pirates of Tripoli; we have taken our place
among the nation, of the earth, and compelled
them every whore to treat Li with respect, and
allow us all those privileges which we have a
right to claim; united, we have increased from
thirteen States to twenty.six., double the former
number; united, our population has swelled, froth
3 millions to 18 niiPions. Sit times our original
number; and united, our population will soon
spread on wider and wider, till the United States
shall be washed by the waters of two groat oceans,
till the population of our great Republic shall out
number the population of the Roman Empire in
the day of its proudest glory, and until we become
the most, powerful, the richest and the mightiest
nation the world has ever seen.
."Union is Strength." Let us cherish it as the
Palladium of our rights, the Talismanic charm
that will protect us from aU harm.
Gentlemen, our friends and fellow ci iz=os to
the eastern part of our country, have recently
been engaged iu erecting a monument in com
memoration of the first great base orals Hero•
lution. Hundreds arid thousands were there at.
the consecration of that pillar of American Liber •
ty, that granite record of American velar, and
American patriotism. The President of the Uuis
ted 9tates and his Cabinet were there—members
of Congress, both Senators and Representatives,
were there. Governors of Sates and fuer:xus of
State Legislatures were there. Ambassadors and
Consuls front foreign Governments were there.—
Thousands and thousands of people from all parts
of our cour.try wore there. And last hut not
hest, one hunered of the Soldiers of Revolu•
lion were there—twelve of them participants is
tile battle of Bunker Hill, with hearts yearning la I
visit again the scene of their own valor and their
country's glory. They come with tottering steps
to join their sons and grand-sons in dedicating
this offering to American Liberty. While our
fellow citizens on the eastern side of the Alleghe- ,
nies have thus honored and perpetuated the mem
ory of thefirat great struggle with the tyrannic
power of England, lel nut us, on the western side
of the Alleghenies forget to honor and perpetuate
the memory of the /Ist great battle with English
power, the glorious battle of Now Orleans.—
While we honor and revere the names of Put
nam, Warren, and Prescott. let us not forget the
honor and gratitude due to the illustrious hero of;
New Orleans, Andrew Jackson. Let us strew
with flowers'the remainder of his pathway to the'
tomb. Let the American soldier who has genet."
oualy bared his bosom and periled his life to @s
cum to us the blessings of liberty, ever received
the warmest sympathy, and the deepest gratitude
of our hearts. And, I rejoice, gentlemen, that in
selecting a person to preside upon this interesting
occasion, your choice fell upon our worthy friend,
who now sits before us. You, sir, are a soldier,
You are familiar with the peal of the drum—you
have heard the roar of musketry, the thunder
of cannon, and the shouts of victory—and you
have seen the ground btrewed with the deed and
the dying. Yon were a participator in the glorious
battle of New Orleans:and I rejoice that this op.
portunity is afforded us, of thus in the midst of
that peace and plenty which our victories have
secured to qs, tendering to you our most sincere
thanks, and our warmest wishes for your future
prosperity and happiness.
And now, gentlemen, fellow soldiers and fellow
citizens, the hours of this day are swiftly passing
away; and that I may not trespass too lung upon
your patience I now conclude, hopdiug that the
day we celebrate may never cease to be honored,
and that our beloved country may continue to
rise. higher and higher in civilization, power and
glory, till "time on earth shall be no longer."
Rain,—The people of Louisville ap*
pear to have been favored with a greater
quantity of this article than was agreeable.
A very heavy and steady rain had fallen.
Beargrass creek had run upon its banks,
and considerably damaged the flat and coal
boats that had harbored in it. The "Ken•
tuckian" says there will be a rise in the
River. Would that Mr Epsy would fur.
nigh a small sprinkle in this quarter, for
our farmers are sorely troubled, on account
of the continued drought.
Mr. Charles,—The Philadelphia Chroni.
cle says:—The Arch Street Theatre will
be opened this evening, for the benefit Of
Mr. Charles, who has as usual, provided
an excellent entertainment. Mr. Proctor,
Miss Alexina Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Thep
er, Myers, and others, have lent their aid.
DAILY MORNING POST.
re,. THILUPII rm. H. SMITH, EDITOR a OM, PROPRiicTon F
TUESDAY, JULY 18, 1843
lee First page.
11Cr 1 n commenting on the note of M
Kane, jr. published on Saturday,we spoke
of an 'improper squib,' written to 'create
bad feeling and division in our ranks.' As
it seems our meaning was misapprehended,
we deem it proper to state that we alluded
to the article published first in the Aurora,
the day before Mr Kane's article appeared,
and which, as he states, called forth the
communication signed 'A Democrat.'
MEETING OF THE TAILORESSES AND
The - Tailoresses, together with the jour.
neymen Tailors, met in Temperance Hall,
'yesterday ofternoon, for the purpose of
discussing the best. mode of ameliorating
their condition. The journeymen, who
had had a meeting preAiouttly, where a
committee was appointed to draft resolu
tion, marched in procession to the Hall,
where they found the ladies assembled.
Mr. DANIEL WEARTS was called to the
chair, and John E. Montague And John
Ward, appointed Secretaries.
The chairman, in a brief and excellent
speech, stated to the• ladies and gentlemen
present, the object of the meeting.
After which, the committee, which
consisted of Peter Scully, D. Wearte and
Henry Palmer, reported through their
chair man, the following preamble and res.
olutions, which were finally, adopted un—
Whereas, The. depressed condition of the Tai
foresees of this city, arising from excessive toil
for wages insufficient to provide necessary suede.
nance to sustain life. And Whereas, The mis
erably small pittance of wages doled out in orders
or truck as wages for labor, can be consideredun
ly as gradua4 starvation amidst wretchedness of
which the wealthy can form as adiquate concep
tion. And Wtereas, Such truck payment is a
cruelly, cunning and ingenious refinement of ava
rice, devised for legally robbing the working class
es, and upon the female portion literal; it fas
tens its fangs with the rapacity of the hyena,
therefore, in order, hereafter to check its power,
and protect ourselves against its dreadfully im
moral Jayaees, and hav ng learned by experience
that much of its power and our weakness consists
in' our being isolated from each other, from this
time forth, we will unitedly concert measures. for
mutual protection, and to do so effectually, we
hereby unanimously resolve,
That we will not accept orders here ,fter as
payment ter our labor, and that rather than sub
mit to this oppression and degrading system any
longer, we hold it as preferable to demand
Firs ,lvett, 'I hat the rates of prices now re
ceived for our labor even if paid in hard money
would not be more than with 14 or 16 hands un.
ceasing application to daily toil would keep us
from starvation, or merely vegetating, not lit iug,
therefore. we hereby resolve,
That we demand en increase of ware in
mount sufficient at least, to provide us i t return,
for ten hours labor, with means sufficient to meet.
the indispensab'ae wants of human nature.
Mr Palmer being called u pon, made a
neat and appropriate speech, in which he
portrayed the wrongs of his brother jour
neymen, and those women whose necessi.
tibs compelled them to labor from 12 to 18
hours per day to support their helpless
Ho was followed by Mr Ward in a very
happy attain of remarks, in which he
earnestly urged the women to unite for
their own protection.
A lady here rose and stated that she had
a large family to support, and was compel-
led to w.)rk from 5 o'clock in the morning
until 12 at night on coats, for which she
received 37 cents'a piece.
Another lady said that she also had a
family and worked on pantaloons for 18i
cents a piece.
The ladies then,'by a resolution, consti
tuted themselves a committee for the pur.
pose of organising a society for mutual
protection. and to draft a bill of prices..
We regret that we are unable to give
the substance of the remarks of the chair
man, Mr Weans, and Messrs Palmer and
Ward. They stated many as tounding
facts in relation to the condition of the
Tailoresses and Tailors of this city, which
has heretofore been kept from the public.
We do most sincerely hope that they
The louder Pic-Nic.
The Fourierists are now busily engaged
in making preparations for the grand Pic—
Nic, which they propose holding after har:
vest. The camp ground at the six-mile
ferry has been engaged, and a most excel
lent band of musicians have volunteered
their services. Ladies and gentlemen,
(who have always been in favor of Associ
lion, though not exactly on the Fourier
plan,) will be invited. Let them get ready.
Each lady, of course, must take a basket
of the "good things of the season," es her
portion, towards adding zest to the festivi
ties of the occasion.
illarm.—The alarm yesterday about 11
o'clock was raised in Hay street. No
damage was done.
The morals of Philadelphia must be im•
proving. The Chronicle of tbe 12th says:
'There was nut a single case of any kind
or sort before the Police yesterday."
Afore thime:—'4nothltie ys I P.?" chaps ' s an ' l T" won &
isulMill e '
an prepare them Cr mew. Ail; and we -
peaceful little village of Williarnsiaittla. I. ' by are we, as ruts dose round us, detached beat
our tenacity of tics by the gentle prepare e( re
corded been Aro wib tint° quite an vieitetaent
by the discovery of the body of a man na. I
OtrA, corresPondrot or Mt:Prowls:Was Aerial
mad Robert Whitford, to the house, and editor that die et
at Warren, RA ,inforuts the edit
on the bed, of a man named Nix, with GdrOnor Caw. Jr ,in that town, was' most abooli.
whose wife, it was suspected, Whitford ingly murdered no Tuesclay, but furnishes no psi
had been criminally familiar. ticulars
The deceased was found with his throat
cut, the jugelar vein being separated, the
windpipe completely severed, all the arte
ries cut, and the throat presenting an awv
ful gash. Foul play was suspected, more
especially as the body was said to have
been discovered by Nix himself, from
whom the intelligence of his death was re•
ceived by a neighbor.
A coroner's jury, however, eat all
night, and next morning, after weighing
the evid.ince adduced, found that the de
ceased had committed suicide. Still the
circumstances are ao singular, the excite.
ment so great, the doubts so weighty, that
there are strong suspicions yet afloat that
the deceased was murdered
Nix's testimony before the Coroner is
in substance as follows:—He returned
home about half past 8 o'clock and found
his wife drunk, She fell from the chair,
on which she had been sitting, to the floor,
and remained in that situation for an hour
and a half. He then got ready and eat his
supper, when he went to seelif the bed
was made. He had no light. He went
up to the bed, and saw that the bed was
bare, the clothes being drawn on the far
side; he saw by the light of the moon;
when he approached the bed, he smelled a
curious smell—a smell as of some person;
he put his hand on the bed and felt a body,
and something moist on the bed which al
armed hira; he then got a light, and went
into the room and looked at the face of the
deceased, and saw it was Robert Whit
ford; witness saw blood, and thor.ght the
deceased had been fighting; he had no idea
of anything wrong at the time; the deceas
ed's mouth was wide open and he sup.
posed him to be sleeping; on a closer in
spection he saw his face looked depdly
pale, and then he saw the gash in hi s
throat. He went down stairs and called
the doctor to come up.
The popular impression was that Nix
discovered his wife in the embrace of ber
paramour, and while he slept, had, with
hasty hand, become the avenger or his own
Nix's wife is represented to be a gyro-'
man of abandoned and dissolute habits
and has been repeated:y confined in the'
county jail at the intercession of her hus•
band, fur drunkenness and disorderly con.,
duct. Nix is now 50 years of age, and
his wife nine years younger, and from all
the reports gathered on the spot, his la.
ment that fur twelve years, he has been
made wretched by her conduct, may be
The above facts we have gathered from
the N Y Herald, and Phila. Spirit of the
What has Mr. P. Madeira done to the
blue noses? We observe that a correspon
dent, evinces a disposition to buy Mr. M.
into the Morrison controversy, and to make
him feel the ruthless lash of Antimasonic
vengeance. Has Mr. Madeira cut loose
from the blue noses, and with the charac.
teristic wisdom of a gentleman from •'old
mother Franklin," attached himself to the
Presidexcy in Virginia.—The following
extract of a letter from the Valley of Vir•
ginia we find published in the Richmond
"In the manifestation of growing warmth
between the friends of Mr. Van Buren
and Calhoun, and. the possibility that they
may get their feelings en committed, that
neither will yield to the other in the cons
vention. I have heard it again and again
remarked amongst the people, that in such
a contingency they would, with most hear
ty zeal take up MR. BUCHANAN, and,
by every prudent and fair means press his
claims to final success."
VP We negle'ted to aunounec the
death of Washington Allston, alike distin..
guished as a painter and poet. Mr. A,
was one of the most gifted men in this
country, and has contributed his full share
to elevate the American character, and to
advance the cause of literature and science.
The editor of the Cincinntiti Message
met with quite a cool reception from some
of the craw of the steamer "Adelaide."
He walked on board that boat the other day,
and one of the deck hands threw a bucket
of water over him. How refreshing it
must have been, brother D. Shower bathe
are a preventive of Influenza.
Latest Case of Absence of Mind.—Boil
ing pig lead, in the hole of extracting
We find the above is original in all oar
exchange papers. Who owns it?
A new Democratic paper called the
"Morning Post" has been started in Near%
ark, N J.
(Of two hundred convicts in the penitoithe
ry in Columbus, Ohio, one hundred cad sixty ism
in the hospital on the let instant, sick of the Le*
Fourier Rs:air:don near Philadelphia.
—The Saturday Courier says that an As
sociation, based upon the prineripies
covered by Fourier, u about going into
operation near Philadelphia.
ClNCTS?fill.—The Enquirer of the 14th ayes—
The late rains have caused the river to swell a.
bout 18 inches since it commenced rising on
Tuesday evening. The tributaries abors. sod the
Licking here are putting out traits rapidly. Thy
will probably b.l a rise of two or three feet.
There were some small sales of flour at-17i
and of Whiskey at 18c.—plenty of the latter arti
cle could be had at 17i cash.
The Gazette or the same date has the following:-
"The active season bas been protracted here, for
several weeks later than usual, and the transac
tions have been such as to inspire confidence. Bas.-
iness is now declining, and we may expect a dell ,
interval of six weeks or two months, during which
there will be little done.
"We may now pause, and look back sum tb.
past. Such a retrospect is full of encouragement
for the inhabitants of the Queen City. We item
passed through the ordeal of hard times, and see.
before us the dawn of better days. We MI 1f . 0111114
us many sad memorials of the conflict we hats
passed through, but tho victory is ours—Ciao*.
nati is not only unhurt, but has grown and door
ished through all the trials that have beset her."
In Sc. Louis, there has been but tittle doing in
Illinois money, and it was quoted on 6th inst., shill
at 50 cts; Exchange on the East has advanced
there to i prem
Vtitcouin Money.—The St Louis Reporter, of
the 6th, sap—
`lt appears that the Wisc•m_in Marine and Fire
Inm:trance company notes under fiva dollars, aft
uo lonzer -redeemed. The pretence is that the re
demption of thorn would be a violation of law.—
The notes of five d Mars and upwards may also
soon be as worthless as the smaller mate are_ new.
The entire emission is a fraud. and a business
commenced in fraud may be. expected to end is
.11 1 / 3 1&111L1117 - 31132 MIL .•
We do not remember ever having seen more
bustle and activity on our Levee,than was 'knit.
sed yesterday. A number of boats were engaged
in discharging large cargoes, and an equal now
ber were freighting for b ton . Freights are Abe*.
(Ant, and an unusual amount of bush ems is doing
for the summer season. Osr streets, too, presort
quite a lively appearance; we can see alniost limy
hour in the day ten or twelve drays passing our
office on their way to the river, loadt-d with goods
destined for the west, and they are sure to int joir.
tied in their route, by an equal number returning
heavily laden with the products of the west. The
present prices ~f freight are to Cincinnati 20ets, to
Louisville 25, and to St. Louis 37i.
The gentlemanly Clerks of those fine &mob
ers, the Lancaster and Clipper, live our thanks
for Cincinnati papers
Another rise in the Mississippi.—The Gals*
Gazatte of the 33th tys;—'l3y the Gen, Brook*•
arrived here on Tuesday evening, wa learn lisq
the bliisis3ip?i at. St. Peters %vas rising very raii
pithy. within two days raviotti to the dapal.
lure of the Gen. Broke, it had risen two fed;
and e )ntinnad rising at the saute rata. The trik:
Ltaries above are said to be all very high.'
Lancaster, Khnefelter, from Louisville—t 2
casks bacon, 7 hhds Tobacco, I box books. 5 bbla
apples,so sacks wool—W Binxham,Lewis I3utith 7
loon & Cc., Wallingford & Tayl_r, A Ingram,
McVay, Gordon, & co, D T Morgan, A DramA46,
63 cabin, 35 deck passengers.
James Ross, Camac, from Louisville-451 ithda
tobacco, 50 bbls lard oil. 100 bundles Leatbsr, 5
tnus wool—Poindexter, Rhey & co:, W'Binghim,
J MeFaden & co. d.scharged 30 tons at Martes
ta. 38 cabin, 62 deck passengers.
Herald, Dawton, Irom St Louis-1849 pigs
lead, 33 Wads tobacco, 5 do bacon, 8 pkgs mdoni—
Avery, og,ien & co., W Hol nee & co. ,M.oDoman
& Cowden, W H Campbell co., R Sellers, A
Bridgewater--Clark, from Wbeelief, 4 kW:
Lard Oil, 25 hhda. Tobacco, 97 sacks Wool4B
kegs Butter, 5 kegs Lard, 56 Wide. Bacon, !Si
bblo. l Flour.
Towed keel boat "Star" from Liverpool with
45 tons Sundries—J. A. Roe, W. Burgham,.ll,
P. Graff, Devine Sr. Al'Anulty, J. Vanbouson,hke
don, J. Irwin &Co.
11 Cabie Passenger!, 5 Deck.
5 feet water in the Channel.
All Boats marked thus ( 1 ) are provided wits
Evans's Safety Guard.
Reported by Sitsar.a & Mrrenst., General S.
Agents, Water street, Late Custom Howe WIWI
• Messenger, Baldwin, St. Luis,
Herald, Dawsin, do.
Fulton, Forsyth. do
Allegheny, Dean, Cincinnati,
Clarion, Hutchison, Zanesville,
Warren, Ward, Brownsville,
*Bridgewater, Clark, W heeling,
*Clipper, Crooks, Cincinnati,
Stica, Klinefelter, St. Louis,
Mayflower, Hutchinson, Louistillst,
Martha. Robinson, Cincinnati,
Pints, Vaedergriff, Sunfish,
Belmon, Poe, Wheeling,
DIED-1n Scott's Fields, yesterday eveshigat Ptak
E LIZ A BET LI ,danghterpof Robert and iillaeab rifts*.
aged 15 years and 3 months. The Meads and aerate.
lances am requested to attend ber funeral flaw tisa rut
hienee Ober parents, this morning 010 o'clock,
FOR ST. Winer.
jailli e gbe light draught atomic /4111
mac, master,wlll depart bir *my
and intermediate ports, this sunning. at 18 4%101 &IL
Por frakibt or passage apply oe board. 10$.