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POMT R."2' .
AT MRS. LTDTA /ARE rtERROIC
The beautiful Spring, the generous Spring,
She has come to her own again;
From the gem-like isles that repose in amilea
On the breast of the Southern main.
She comes with her angels, a beautiful train
Of the sinless, the bright, and free;
Who joyously fling from each glittering wing
A sparkle of melody.
The Sun in his gladnessnolutes the young Spring,
From his sapphire dome on high,
Shining down from above, like the spirit of love,
From his home in a clear blue sky.
The fountains gush up like a young maiden's joy,
And How with a laughing song ;
And the rivers give out a melodious shout,
As their plum'd waves march along.
The bright dandelions bespangle the vest,
Of green velvet that Earth puts on,
And Zephyrus weaves of the young forest leaves,
Her silver and emerald crown.
Her lap is nn altar to Spring consecrated,
Fill'd with offerings rich and rare,
Of young dewy flowers from the balm•breathing
And wild fawns and young lambs fair.
There's a hymn on the earth, there's a hymn on
There are hymns on the balmy wind;
There's a flush of delight, on the fair and the
There re beauty and love combined.
There's a rich gush of life in the myriad breasts
That feel the warm breath of Spring;
There's pratso all abroad to the bountiful Lord,
And a free will offering.
The beeutrul Spring, the generous Spring,
She has come to her own agent ,
With a message of love from the bowers above,
Where the pure end the beautiful reign.
History of a Fiend.
A edit of law has been commenced within a short
time in Now York, which has brought to light the
conduct of a fiend, which, for baseness and turpi
tuie, can find no parallel, wo should think, in the
civilized world. The Express relates the particulars
The individual to whom we have alluded is a
native of Spain or Cuba. He married a young
girl a few years ago at Havana, by whom he had a
daughter. He then seduced the mother of his wife,
was arrested for the crime, and tried and condemned
to transportation. The vessel on board of which
he was placed, with other convicts, was wrecked in
a storm on our coast, by which he escaped and made
his way to New York. After being some time here,
ho sent to Havana for his wife and child, who in
duo time, arrived, being accompanied by his wife's
sister. Subsequently he seduced the sister, who
had offspring by him—and now comes the dreadful
point of our story. When his own child had arri
ved at the age of fourteen or fifteen years, she also
became the object of his hellish lust, and proved
enciente by him. The authorities hearing of the
matter began tostir in the business, when he thought
it best to fly, which he did, carrying off his own
daughter as a mistress, and leering his wife here,
with one or two other children.
As to business, he had been engaged for some
years as agent to a house at Havann. Previous to
leaving New York, he placed his goods in the hands,
of a third party. The house at Havana hearing of
the transaction, sent a power of attorney to n gen
tleman bore to obtain and take charge of the goods
which had been in the individual's hands. The gen
tleman applied to the third party who had them in
possession, but who refused to give them up, claim
ing to own them. The gentleman then commenced
proceedings nt law, but in doing so gave an oppor
tunity to the party to bring a counter aUli against
him, which he did, laying damages nt $20,000, and
:he gentleman was ordered to be held to bail in
$B,OOO. This, we believe he her not been able to
obtain, and may have to ,To to prison, and his little
business and family are broken op—truly verdying
the old adage, " One man comcnitteth sin, and
thoueande feel the evil effects thereof." "
Temperance Prize Tales.
Two prizes, one of $5O, and another of $25,
were offered laat tall by the publisher. of the New
England Washingtonion for the two best Tales
illustrating the nature and effects of the Washing
tonian Reform. Of these prizes, the first has been
awarded to Mrs. Mary Livermore of Fall River, and
the second to Harriette M. Carlton of Dorchester.
Mrs. Livermore's tale, the ~ T rials of Charlotte
Austin" appeared in the New England Washing
tonian of last week. We extract a passage from
it, promising that it is founded on facts,—it is the
picture of a drunkard's wife:
One wintry afternoon, when huge drifts of snow
blocked up the narrow and irregular streets of the
city, when the fitful wind which blew from all points
of the compass dashed hither and thither through
the keen air the broad snow-flakes, Mrs. Austin,
scantily clad, and illy calculated to brave the raging
tempest, left her home to seek one of the numerous
seamen's clothing stores, called „ slop shops" which
were scattered throughout Ann street and its vicin-
ity. In her hand was a large bundle of work just
completed by herself, George and Emma, and upon
the payment which she was expecting for her labor,
the family was depending for their evening meal.—
During her absence, her husband ataggered home
wards in a shocking state of inebriety, where Emma,
and Charles the younger son, were endeavoring to
amuse the infant Charlotte, not yet a year old, who,
atwaya delicate, was now helpless as infancy itself,
from a recent severe illness, and who lay in the cra
dle, wailing her mother'. absence. As Mr. Austin
approached the little one, and raised her in his arms
with the natural kindness which not even intemper
ance could banish from his nature, Emma, unaware
of her father's deep intoxication, accustomed as she
was to seeing him more or -loss so, constantly, and
perceiving that the babe was quiet, ran down stain;
to the almost empty wood-shed, where her brother
George was seeking fuel to prepare their supper,
and Charles followed after her. Mr. Austin moved
towards the fire place, and endeavored to seat him
self; but loseing his balance, he fell; and in falling,
Many persona friendly to the permanency of the
present protective system, and others, who, with
out being committed to its support, desire informa
tion its reference to its effects, have suggested the
importance of procuring an exhibition of American
Manufacturing and Mechanical products to be made
at the seat of Government at as early a period,
during the present Spring, as the opportunities for
accomplishing such a project might allow. It is be
lieved that an exhibition, embracing specimens of
every kind of haniicraft or manufacturing skill em
ployed in the nation, or at least all such specimens
as mny be conveniently procured for the occasion,
together with the prices at which they may be pur
chased, and the names of those by whom they are
fabricated, would embody, in nn impressive form, a
mass of useful facts which could not fail to be ap
preciated as they deserve by the public authorities
upon whom rests the responsibility of sustaining
the prosperity of the great interests connected with
this subject; and that such facts collected from the
daily transactions of the people, authenticated by
the personal examinations of all who choose to in
spect them, would furnish incontrovertible argu
ments in favor of that industry which so greatly
honors as well as enriches the mechanics of Amer
ening throb, she fixed her eyes steadily upon her ica.
the babe rolled from his arms, with his face down
worthy, into the fiery bed of glowing coals that lay
on the hearth-stone. The child was too much
enfeebled by recent illness to extricate itself, the
father so dreadfully intoxicated that some minutes
elapsed before he was frilly aware of its condition,
or could recover his feet; its cotton garments were
then blazing, its tender face, neck and bosom were
hissing on the hot coals, and its effort. to shriek
were only convulsive and agonized gasps.
Ono glance at his infant's excruciating situation,
drove the fumes of intoxication from his brain ;
clearness came to his head, steadiness to his hand,
and with the quickness of lightning he drew the
burning babe from the flames, dashed over it a reti
tlel of water, and was tasting to the door for assis
tance, when the fleet and anxious footsteps of his
wife sounded on the stairs, and whiter than the
sheeted dead, his tongue rigid wills horror, with the
reeking, blistered, blackened, form of his babe in
his arms, he stood face to face with its mother.
Oh, God ! who can tell the unspoken agony of
the momont! paralyzed, rooted to the floor as if
transformed to stone, with parted lips from whenco
issned no sound, her heart booting loud and heavily
so that she almost reeled from the force of its eick-
husband for a moment, as if to read the whole tale,
and then prompted by the instincts of her maternal
heart, she threw oft her trance of horror, and flew
to seek relief.
But the poor little innocent had inhaled the scorch
ing gas of its fiery billow, and the severest of its
burns, terrible as they were externally, could neither
be seen or reached. The small veins of its neck
were tense and knotted under the quivering flesh,
its every breath caused convulsive throw, and roll
ing upwards its sightless eyes, spasmodically clench
ing its feeble hands, its delicate sinews tightened
with agony, the half-released soul that hung quiv.
erMg on its lips, was speedily freed.
It was months ere Charlotte Austin could throw
off from her spirit the horrible torpor which settled
upon her, after the agonizing death of her delicate
babe. It seemed as if paleness would never more
leave her check, as if her eye would never more
burn ',tenthly, or her voice be cleared of its huski
ness, as if she had forgotten even to smile or con
verse, for eho moved about as if all but the animal
machenism of her life were paralyzed. None knew
the secret of the accident which had occurred save
the parents, and the vague reply of Mrs. Austin,
that "her babe fell in the fire during her absence,"
fastened upon her the charge of carelessness and
neglect, both among her neighbors, end in the mul
tiform accounts of the occurrence that found their
way into the city. She never repelled the charge,
but Christ-like, was content to bear the sins of him
who had so cruelly wee aged her and hers, and to
receive the odium will. hhe deserved. With the
same meek, uncomplaining kindness, she continued
to minister to his wants, tittering no words of berth
!less, looking no rebuke save what was conveyed by
the mournful gave of her eye.
POTOMAC FISHKRIF.R.—We learn from
the Port Tobacco Times, that the fisheries
on the Potomac are doing a good business.
They are catching from 30,000 to 40,000
herring at a dip, and also doing well in
the shad line. Herring are selling at from
$3 to $4 a thousand, and shad at from
$6.25 to 56.50 a hundred.
In the Quincy Market llouse, Boston,
the gond sill of a butcher's stall brings
CA re KILLED AT A, Men—That the whole of
the kind are a very cowardly tribe, is only known
to those tolerably well versed in zoology. To those
who have considered how clear the destinction is
between bravery and ferocity, and who, therefore,
associate the idea of interpidity with the fell tiger,
and the sanguinary panther and leopard, the propo
sition will appear extravagant, nevertheless, it is
true. Of all animals, the dog alone will attack a
much superior enemy, and fight against any odds.
The cat kind, even when hungry, never attack
where they are not sure of posseesingsuperior force.
A very singular incident of the cowardice of the
, tribe occurred lately at London. At a place called
Bank side, Westminster, on the margin of the
Thames, a laboring man caught a large rat. Being
fellow of an eccentric turn of mind, ho took into
his bead that he could train the animal to fight its
natural hunter, the cat ; and, to that end, fed it en
tirely on young kittens, in order to give it confi
dence,as well as a taste for its prey, and at the same
time allowing it no liquid but milk, for the purpose
of strengthening it. After he had thus dieted the
rat far a fortnight, he proposed that it should fight
as many cats as it could, at half-a-crown each, stip
elating, in return, that the person whose cat might
kill it, should be entitled to one guinea ; at four
o'clock on that day a full grown cat was put to the
rat in a vat, in which the rat had been previously
fed, but the cat jumped out, and would not face the
rat. No lees than fifteen cats, were, one after , ano
ther, set on to combat this animal, of which eight
ran away, and seven lay dead. A stxteerith was
shamefully sat at it. This, being bolder and stron
ger than the rest, and its poor antagonist being ex
hausted with so many hard fought battles, had bet
ter success than its fifteen predecessors, and killed
the rat; not, however until a severe round of
The National rain
Circular of the Committee of Superintendence
of the National Exhibition of American Man
nfactures and products of illechanical Art,
AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, IN MAT NEXT.
A recommendation of a similar exhibition by the
National Institute two years ago met with a high
degree of favor from the public at that period ; and
the success of such an effort now may, it is hoped,
lead to its regular adoption hereafter, as a means of
presenting at suitable intervals a visible demonstra-
tion of the advance of the country in those arts
upon which its prosperity so greatly depends.
At a consultation recently held by many mem•
bers of the present Congress---gentlemen of both
political parties—the proposition of inviting such
an exhibition as we have referred to was considered
and adopted, as an enterprise of eminent utility at
this time, and with a confidence that it would find
a hearty assent from the friends of national industry
throughout the whole Union. To give efficacy
to this proposition they have nominated the under
signed as a general committee of• superintendence,
and have chargeed them with the duty of present.
ing the subject to the country at large, of inviting
the aid of the friends of national industry to the
scheme, and of making such preparations as may
be necessary to render the exhibition as full and as
effective as the time allowed will permit.
Thus summoned to this labor from a source so
amply entitled to the respect and confidence of the
nation, and fully concurring in the importance at
tached to the subject, the undersigned have not
hesitated to comply with the wishes of those by
whom they have been put in requisition, and
promptly to enter upon the duties consigned to
them. In the performance of these duties they in
voke the earnest co-operation of all who may have
any thing to contribute to the proposed exhibition,
hoping that this invitation will be answered in such
a manner as shall enable the committee to present
such a display of the work of our artisans as shall
adequately attest the great skill and perfection to
which our country has attained in manufacturing
and mechanical art.
The committee propose that the exhibition shall
be opened at Washington on the 20th day of May
next, previous to which data ample provision will
be made for the reception, security, and euitablo
disposition of all specimens which may be sent to
They invite the transmission of specimens of
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every kind of manufacture and handicraft known
to the artisans of the United States, and desire that
the price, as well as the maker's name, be furnished
vrtth each article intended for exhibition. Com
mittees will be apointed for the superintendence and
arrangement and preservation of all parcels sent to
the exhibition rooms.
The rooms will be ready to receive articles for
exhibition from and after the let day of May.—
The exhibition will be kept open not less titan two
Owners of parcels exhibited during the exhibi
tion will, unless directions to the contrary he given,
be expected to allow the-sale of ouch parcels at the
prices marked, to be delivered at the close of tho
All goods intended for the exhibition can be di
rected to Mr. David A. Hall, secretary of the com
mittee, who will see to their safekeeping, and at
tend to their being repacked after the close of the
In case of a sale of them, the money will be
As there will be many goods undisposed of which
the proprietors may not desire to have sold for their
benefit, the committee will cause a vale at auction
of such articles as the owners may desire to have
so disposed of.
Motive power will be furnished at the exhibition
rooms for such machinery se may require it.
As the committee can only give this general in
vitation to the manufacturers and artisans of the
country, each ono will be pleased to consider it ad
dressed to himself individually.
Editors of papers throughout the country friendly
to tho object are respectfully requested to giro this
circular a few inscrtions.
WILLIAM W. SEATON, Washington.
THOMAS P. JONES, do.
JOHN W. MAURY, Jo.
DAVID A. HALL, do.
W. A. BRADLEY, do.
R. C. WEIGHTMAN, do.
THOMAS BLAG DEN, do.
WILLIAM EASBY, do.
JOHN F. CALLAN, do.
JAMES LYONS, Richmond, Virginia.
J. P. KENNEDY, Baltimoro, Maryland,
JOHN WETHRRED, do. do.
0. C. TIFFANY, do. do.
March 26, 1846.
FIVE DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE-AR
RIVAL OF THE PILOT BOAT ROMER,
AND PACKET SHIP QUEEN OF THE
By the arrival at New York, on Saturday morn
ing, of the Pilot Boat Romer, and the packet ship
Queer of the West, London papers to the 11th ult.,
and Liverpool to the 12th, have been received.—
We are indebted to the New York Sun, the Tri
hune, and the Herald, for the following intelligence:
The corn markets aro active and improving.
There aro to he great reductions its the Russian
It is said that the French funds had declined.
The English government were active in sending
out re-inforcements to India.
Free trade Associations have been formed at Paris,
Lyons, Bordeaux, and other places in France, on
the principle of the English Anti•Corn-Law
The number of seamen required by the English
Navy estimates, is 27,500; boys, 2,000; mariners
Jog, 5,500 ; ashore, s,ooo—total, 40,000.
It is said that the artillery, turned with such fatal
effect against the British troops in India, was pur
chased in England about five years ago, by General
Ventura, for the late Rajah Runjcet Singh.
A deduction equivalent to 2a fid per ton, has
been made in the charges for stowage of British
ships, at St. Petersburg.
Commercial treaties have been entered into be
tween Naples, Sweden, Norway, and Sardinia.
The Dublin Evening Packet says, that at a late
meeting of the members of the 'B2 club, Mr. Bar
rett, proprietor of the Pilot, (Mr. O'Connell'. organ)
was proposed as a member of committee, and was
On the 2nd of March a tremendous hurricane
burst upon Glasgow, Scotland, and continued to
the 3d. Ono large stone dare and several houses
were blown down, several unroofed, and many
chimneys demolished. The shipping in the port
Letters have been received in Cork, intimating
that government are about forming naval depots for
coal and other stores in Cove and in the Shannon.
One of the Liverpool papers says :—From the
Queen of the West, New York packet ship, con
signed to Fielden, Brothers & Co., there were this
week landed and weighed in thirty-seven-and-a
half hours, 8,070 packages, weighing 1,400 tone.
A commercial and navigation treaty, upon a per
fect system of reciprocity, has been entered into be
tween Russia and Sardinia. All differential duties
upon both sides are done away with.
We have received advicca from Paris to the 6th
Tho steamer Charlemagne, which reached Mat ,
mines on the evening of the 2d inst., brings news
from Algeria to the 28th ultimo. The cavalry,
NO strong, under the orders of General Yuauhhad
encamped between Blidah and Joinville. Blidah
had been strengthened by the arrival of 200 troops
l of the line. At Denys, on the 26th, all was per
fectly tranquil. Three hundred infantry and two
hundred tirailkurs left Bone on the 21st, under
tho command of M. do Chambriero, for the camp
Cotton had advanced one eighth—Flour one
shilling—Wheat one to two pence per seventy
Parliament is engaged on a Coercion Bill for
Ireland. The Liverpool Courier, of the 1I th says,
the etato of that country justifiee any effort for its
amelioration, but thinks the Earl St. Germain's bill
be a dead letter.
The attention of Parliament has not been for
merly directed to the state of the Oregon relations.
The despatch°s pent over by our Express beat, Ro
mer, had been laid before the ministry, but no time
elapsed to show their effect.
The Liverpool Courier, of March 11, says:—
The Oregon question has now been advanced be
yond the superior right of Great Britain or the U.
States to the territory in dispute. All arguments
on title are idle in the face of the resolutions recent
ly passed, by a majority of three to one, in the
House of Representatives, and the emphatic declar
ation of President Polk, that he will not abate one
jot of the American claim to " the whole Oregon: ,
Mr. Pakenham hue done all that is possible to effect
an amicable adjustment of the dispnle. He pro
posed a reference to the arbitration of some friendly
power ; or, if more agreeable to the United States,
toa mixed commission of the most eminent civilians
and jurists of the time. To these proposals, either
of which would bo instantly accepted, under sim
ilar circumstance., by any of the great powers of
Europe, the American Minister returned a fiat re
fusal. This, if it be adhered to, certainly phut,'
the door against all farther negotiation; but the in
-1 terests of Great Britain and America aro so closely
united, and both countries are so deeply engaged
in commercial operations, that we have little doubt
but that long before the time for the expiration of
the notice respecting the termination of the joint
occupancy arrives, wiser councils will have gained
The London Standard, of March 10, says:—lt
is exceedingly difficult to arrive at any definite con
clusion as to the real strength of parties on the Or
egon and Tariff questions, from the speculations of
the American editor.. It is more than doubtful,
however, if the free trade measures of the English
Ministers will have the effect in softening down as
perities, and rendering the Americans more tractable
in the settlement of the Oregon dispute, which we
have occasion to know has been all along confi
dently anticipated by their supporters here; for
every concession that has been made, seems to be
attributed to fear, and not to a sense of justice and
an ardent desire to avoid a rupture and the conse
quent horrors of war. As far as any conclusion
can he drawn both from the papers and the private
letters, the American taria question will be argued
and decided by the real or imaginary domestic in
terests alone, and not with reference to those of
foreign state., either in a commercial or political
point of view.
The London Times of March 9, (Recourses on
the Oregon question in thie wise !—ln the way of
concession and of argument little now remains to
be said or done by the British Government. The
strongest desire has been repeatedly expressed on
our side to terminate this controversy. Our case
has been stated with such moderation, and our
claims confined to such narrow limits, that nothing
but extreme presumption, or rather a species of hos
tile infatuation, on the part of the American Dem
ocrats, could lead them to suppose see should make
1 any farther abatement of our r;ghts.
We aro in actual possession of rather more of
the Oregon territory then we have ever claimed aa
our own, because as long as the joint occupation
lasts the concurrent rights of both putties extend
over the whole country. We have at our disposal
ample means of defending our rights. We had
never, at any period in the history of this country,
lees reason to recoil from a war, or to fear the result
of a contest with any power, but more especially
with the United States. Yet we, on our side, have
atrenuously and sincerely labored to effect a corn-
We have not alluded to the superiority of our i
maratimo strength; from a misplaced respect for
the American Government, no use has been made I
of those blunt arguments to which alone they now
appear accessible ; until at length wo learn, with
more contempt than surprise, that Mr. Polk and
his advisors are embarking in a course which eon
only lead, if they am allowed to persevere in it, to
We know not what course Mr. Polk may intend
to pursue after the notice for the abrogation of the
treaty of joint occupation has been duly given;
and wo shall await with more curiosity then alarm
the enterprises which may be projected for the pur
pose of expelling British auNeets front a district of
which we happen to command the coast and tho in
terior, the Indians and the forts. The world is per
fectly aware that England is not the attacking par
ty, and that we aro content to leave matters in Or
egon as they now arc.
If the Americans mean anything, they mean to
dispossess us of what we hold. At the same time,
if this intention be avowed by the Cabinet at Wash
ington, or if it be disclosed by votes of money and
warlike preparations whioh imply a fixed deterini
nation to engage in this absurd and flagitious con
test, no state is hound to matt to be attacked. Mr.
Polk has already instructed the American Minister
in London to ask for an explanation of the activity
in our dock-yards.
%V",rnaCfDaClD c &._)CE34I.
Jibs own conscience might have given it to him ;
his own language has put us upon the defensive ;
and although the termination of the convention of
1827 by notice, is no revue belli, yet the disposition
indicated by that notice, and the means winch may
be taken to carry that disposition into effect, may
hereafter furnish ample ground of suspicion, of re
monstrance. and finally of hostilities. A bold and
manly course on the pail of the British Govern
ment will probably not be without a good effect in
the United States ; and it will undoubtedly com
mand the unanimous support of the people of
We aro informed by the prodigious volume of
American statistics recently prepared for both Houses
of Parliament by the diligence of Mr. Macgregor,
that the standing army of the United States con
sists of ono regiment of dragoons, one regiment of
rellemen, four companies of artillery, and eight re
giments of infantry. The whole number of troops
now in the service is 9,847, exclusive of 781 com
missioned officers. An act of Congress of 1842
reduced the rank and file of the army 3,920 men,
this reduction is now proceeding, and when it is
completed the standing army will consist of 7,590
non-commissioned officers, musicians, artificers, and
privates. It is true, that if this corps should appear
rather small for the defence of the United States,
and the invasion of a region situated 2,000 miles
off, on tho other side of the American continent, the
militia force of the United States might by its nuni
hers at least, have excited the envy of Xerxes or
Bonaparte. The Army Register for 1843, contains
the appalling anouncement that this multitudinous
host is commanded by 627 generals, 2,670 general
staff officers, 13,813 field officers, 44,038 company
officers, being in all 62,205 officers: nor are these
numbers at all extensive, when wo learn that the
forces under their command consist of 1,385,645
men! For the purpose of defence against a for
eign invasion we have no doubt that these American
citizens would exert themselves creditably. A con
siderable number of the young men may even yel
-1 unteer to take a part in offensive operations. But
wo have no hesitation in saying, that to bring an
lefficient army of even 30,000 men into the field,
I prepared to march beyond their own frontiers, is the
most arduous task which has over devolved upon the
Federal Government of the United States, and
with its present power and resources we believe it
to be absolutely impracticable.
The London Times makes another great mistake
in tho following paragraph:—No estimate can be
formed of the real strength of the crows of the
American navy, because it is well known that a
considerable portion of this fleet is manned by Ifn
fish seamen, who aro attracted by the high pay of
I the American navy in timo of peace. But that
I very circumstance shows the extreme difficulty of
manning an American fleet in war, and especially
in a war with England. The ships are, in fact,
worked to a great extent. by English mercenaries, a
' large proportion of whomwould unquestionably re
turn to their own colors, on the outbreak of hos
The Liverpool Times of March 10, concluding
a long article on Oregon, says :—The sole choice
left to the British Government, if the Senate should
concur with the House of Representatives, will he
betweenisubmission during the next twelve months
to worse terms than those which it has already re
fused—submission, at the end of twelve months, to
all the claims of the United States—or armed re
sistance. We tear, then, that there is now little
hope that the peace between the two countries will
be preserved. • • rs • • •
What course the British Government will take, now
that orbit! ation has been refused, and that negotia
tion has failed, remains to Ire seen. It will proba
bly watt until the American Government gives it
formal notice of its intention to seize on the whole
of the Gregon Territory. That notice being given
will produce an ultimatum, in which the claims of
England will again be asserted, and some fair me
thod of settling the question of right will be again
proposed; end if that be refused, nothing remains
but WAR !
Wo extract the following from the Liverpool Al
bion;—The resolutions passed on the 9th of Feb
ruary by the American House of Representatives,
excited as much interest as might be expected front
any indication of coming events upon which so
much of fortune and property are staked. In the
present state of our commercial relations with the
United States, the breaking out of war would pro
duce a perfect elms in the mercantile world. No
doubt, a certain number of persons, who happen to
he holders of cotton, at the present low priees,would
reap consideralle profits front the rise, but, to the
majority of the vast masses whose interests are
bound up in the American trade, ruin and destruc
tion would be the result. Under these circonistan
; steno. it is not wonderful that every leather which
flies with the wind is watched with intense anxiety.
NAVAL, PREPARATiONS.—The extraordi
nary activity which prevails in all the dock yards,
, in overhauling and bringing forward frigates of the
heaviest class, is very ominous, as these are pm
chatty the vessels which will be required in a war
Iwith America. In addition to the 44 and 50-ann
frigates already in commission, the fallowing sessels
of the 681111 C class are either preparing for commis
/don or are undergoing careful examination. viz ;--
the Gloucester, a razeed to a 511
gun frigate; the Raleigh, 50; the Southampton.
00 ; the Isis, 44 ; the Cornwall, 50 ; the Conquest
odor, 50 ; the Horatio, 44 ; the Constance, 59; the
Portland, 50; the Java, 50; and the A lfred, Mt.--
There are already at sea the following vessels of this
I class, the Grampus, 50; the Eagle, 50; the Mc.
lamptis, 44; the Vindictive, 50; the Warspite, 60 ;
the Vernon, 50 ; the Endymion, 44 ; the President.
50 ; the Winchester, 50 ; and the America, 50.--
1 Liverpool Times.
Not loss than fifteen iron steam vessels are in
course of construction in the port of Liverpool.—
Ttvo, of 100 tone each, were recently launched
from the some yard on the same clay. The first
iron steamer, built in the Mersey in 18 . ..;9, is said to
he still in Bound and serviceable; condition,