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SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 24 THE NEXT SPEAKER. This matter is still shrouded in the greate.t uncertainty? End the wisest and n:ot crafty politician, cannot conjecture the result. Neither of the two great parties has a clear majority in the House, and the balance of power, and the obligation to elect a Speaker, and the political action of that Speaker on the great ubjectof discussion, slavery, are all dependant upon the Free Soil members of the House. The organization of the present Congress, the character of the committees, aod the influence which the election of Speaker will have on the much agitated subject, are all hanging on the decision of the three members from Connecticut, elected by Free Soil votes. The whole responsibility of all the great measures of Congress, hangs upon them. How will thit vot T is now the question asked in every part of the Union. Will their Free Soilism be so far forgotten as to be merged in their Democracy T We shall soon see. The National Era, at Washington, the leading Free Soil poper in the" country, lias the following remarks : "The new members from the North, elected by Democrat, or by Democrats and Free Soiler, have been written to, and their favor for a Southern candidate for the Speakership has been invoked, on the ground that the Northern members can furnish no suitable man for that position." It goes on to say, that "if Northern Democrats choose to vote for Mr. Cobb or any body else, let them do it deliberately, with their eyes wide open, fully aware of all the responsibility they assume. Mr. Cobb if an inflexible opponent of the Wilmot Proviso ; opposed to the whole policy of the anti-slaverr movement ; and was the head manager on the last night of the session, of the game to defeat the Free Soil men, and fasten slavery upon the Territories. If Democratic members, elected on solemn pledges of opposition to the extension of t-lavery, choose to support him for the Speakership, let them do so, and assume the full responsibility of breaking their pledges and betraying their constituencies but let them not add to the guilt of treason, that of hypocrisy ; let them not dare to impute on the People the falsehood, that the cause of Free toil has found a friend or a neutral in Mr. Cobb." Almost a Tragedy, Mr. Editor .-Last Friday evening the 16th, at about 9 o'clock, two men who had been spending their time in one of the two tippling shops near the landing in Rocky Hill, agreed for a bet of 5 to have a fight without witnesses, and for this purpose left together and went up the meadow ; in a short time one of them by the name of Whitford returned, w hen the ferrymen immediately tarted in pursuit of the other man, whom they found rawling on his hands and knees most dread fully bruised. He was with much difficulty conveyed to his dwelling, and has since laid in a very dangerous situation. He can give no account of the affray except he remembers being struck with some heavy weapon or stone. A. it ..understood the Stye's Attorney is to have a hand in this business, I forbear further comment. N Nov. 20, 1849. The grave at New Haven of the regicide Dix-well was opened Thursday morning, and his bones removed, to be placed under the new monument erected to his memory by one of his descendants, a gentleman of Boston. The stone which designated his resting placo was marked J. D. Esq. aged 82. He lived in New Haven under the assumed name of James Davids, to avoid the vigilance of his enemies. The skeleton was in a good state of preservation. The phrenological examination of his head indicated a large development of the organs of "destructiveness and caution," which philosophers would say, gave the man the military energy and decision which made him what he was. The remains were inclosed in a box and deposited in the centre of the excavated lot where the monument is to stand. NEW PUBLICATIONS. Mt mother, on recollectitns or material ixrn;- tsce. Published by William H. Hyde, New. York. This beautifully executed work purports to be a memoir of the author's mother, and, whether fiction or truth, is an exceedingly interesting detail of a mother's influence and of the progress of a moral and religious education, under a mother's guidance. Let those who have been withheld from vice by a mother's warnings ; who have been guided in the path to rectitude by a ( mother's teachings ; who have felt that their destinies through life and for eternity have been created by a mother's prayers, buy this book to bring back to their memories all that is holy and happy in their earliest spring time of life. Let those mothers, who have now the responsibility of training up immortal spirits for future weal or woe.read the work as an example of excellence worthy to be imitated. For sale, by Wm. J. Hamersley, Bookseller, Main Street. Shirlst, a tale by Currer Bell, author of Jane Eyre. Published by Harper & Brothers, New York. This is one of Harpers cheap reprints of a much read English Novel. There are those that fancy this author's productions very much, and place Jane Eyre upon the best shelf of their library. To such, this work will undoubtedly be interesting. For salo by Wm. J. Hamersley. ' LsT We recommend the following to the attention of the New Haven Register, as an answer to the outcries they lately mado respecting the blunder of Mr. Clayton. 1 Another Pass tort Question. The result of the election in New York having proved to onr friends of the sole organ that they could make nothing more by attacking Mr. Clayton for refusing a passport to a colored person, they have raised another passport question. They now assail Mr. Clayton on the ground that "Mr. Barnnger has been stopped on the Spanish frontier because the Secretary of Slate, from inefficiency or carelessness, did not furnish him with the necessary documents to enable kirn to reach hi destination ; for we presume that the cabinet, after full consultation, would not appoint an envoy to Spain who did not know how to reach Madrid. Where is this State bungling to end T Is our country to be disgraced and become a laughing stock among the nations by an obstinate adherence to the Claytoniau system f" We do not expect the "sole organ" to be correct two ! mornings in succession ; but we did not suppose that i it would be quite so simple as to make a prominent misstatement in one column, and unwittingly to furnish the means of correcting it in another. Under the telegraph-' ic head we find the following announcement : " The wretched system of passports in France is fully shown by the following incident ! The police gent at the frontier had stopped the new ambassador of the United 8tates at Madrid as he was entering Spain, on the 17 th, because his passport was not signed at Bayonne." The fault, it seems, is not with Mr. Clayton, but with the French friends of the foreign organ. Will it retract its editorial or its news. Washington Republic. BTSeveral attempts have beeu made to injure passengers on the New York and New Haven railroad, near Greenwich, by flinging stones through the windows of the cars. Hartford, Prevrldence Flsbklll R. R. On Eay next, the cars will leave Hartford for Willimantic from the New Depot, with passengers at 1 p. M. Returning will leave Willimantic with passengers at 9 20 A. M. and with freight and passengers at 3 30 P. M. ..... , It is expected that the 9 20 A. M. tram irom wuii- mantid will connect at Hartford with the 11 J A. M. train . i . .(V J 1 vn... UavAii fnr Vpw Vnru . ontneiianioru auuic" - - The Stockholders will be invited to view the read in a few days. Panorama of the Holy Land. . The interest in this exhibition is nightly increasing. It is a work of great merit, and should be seen by all our citizens. This afternoon the pupils of the Deaf and Dumb and Orphan Asylums are invited to be present. FOR THE COURANT. BABCOCK'S POEMS. Mr. Hunt, of this city, has just published in truly - . .1 1 ..TT . 1 beautiful style, a volume ot poems enutiea, v lsions ana Voices," by the late James S. Babcock, accompanied bv a biographical sketch of the author. Mr. Babcock was a man of rare genius, whose brief history is remarkable, as showing what a spirit, unaided by fortune, but inspired by a pure and ardent love of knowledge, can accomplish. He was a native of Coventry, Conn., and graduated at Yale College in 1840. As a scholar and a man of letters, he has had few, if any, superiors in his native State, or its university, prolific of poets and literary men. He was familiar with most ot the languages and literature of both ancient and modern times, especially with the primitive sources of our own tongue, and had made extensive attainments in philology, philosophy, and all the higher departments of human sci ence. He was, in the truest sense, a universal student, or "Truth-seeker," and needed but long life to have added largely to the stock of human knowledge. His character as a man, was not less remarkable for its high .moral tone, and its generous self-forgetful qualities, than his superior mental culture. His insa tiable thirst for knowledge, however, proved his fatal ity, and he died at the early age of 31, "unknown to fame," solely because he cared not for it, being inspired by a loftier ambition, that of becoming worthy ot it by benefiting his race. The poems now published are the only memorial that remains of his genius. Some of them have already appeared both before and since his death, in the American Review. They are written in a classical and somewhat antique style, and are marked by a purity and delicacy of imagination, and a truthfulness and simplicity of sentiment exceedingly rare. The "Songs of the Laborers," are the nearest approach to genuine American pastorals we have ever read. We recommend the volume to all who love a spiritual and reflective order of poetry, appealing to thought and the high er sensibilities of the soul, rather than to sense and passion. Fassing by other poems of higher literary merit, we select the following, as a specimen of the kind of beauty that characterizes them : CHILDREN IN HEAVEN. -' 'Twas a wise faith, meet and touching. Of the manly Northern Mind, That in heaven to little children. Is the fitting task assigned, Still to scatter the young blossoms Over Eafth, by every thing, As the Spring's returning season, - Comes with beauteous visiting. Stooping light from flowery pathway a, Strewed they hill and road and plain, Soft and guileless as the sun-clouds Shed their offerings of rain. And to all men toiling under, Welcome come their gifts of love. For like birds from sky-ward singing, Brought they tidings from above : Gladdening Earth with blessed foretaste, As her mortal hours went by, . Of that land where flowers unfading, S pring and bloom immortally. Saxont Sheep. We have much pleasure in noticing a flock of sheep, 20 iu number, that have just arrived on board of the ship "Louisiana" from Bremen. They are imported by D. W. Catlin of this city, and C. B. Smith, Esqr., of Litchfield County Ct.,and are intended as an addition to their flocks in Torrington and Har- winton, Conu. They are from the flock of Maximilian Baron De Speck Leitcheiia, near Leipsic, Saxony, the same rentlem.m from whom Messrs. Catlin & Smith received a lot last fall, noticed by us at the time. Those first imported have given, we understand, universal satisfaction to ail growers ot tine wool, lhose now noticed are equal in every respect, we should judge, of those first imported. They combine every requisite, in a fine sheep, fine form, good constitution, compactness and weight of fleece, nnd fineness of fibre. A shenherd accompanies them, with a well trained shepherd dog, with a view of introducing, as far as practicable, in this country, the system of raising and training sheep, as practiced in Germany. Nem York Express. The family of Mr. Bodisco, we learn,says the George- totcn Advocate, had letters from him bv the last arrival from Eurone. in which he states that he will leave for this country in Janusry next. The Lake Superior News has been suspended for the season, its publication will probably be resumed next year. 1 he last number mentions the arrival at the Sault of a schooner, with 22 tons of copper from the Minnesota Mining Company, making shipments for the season of 57 tons. The propeller Napoleon had arrived with 25 tons of copper from the Cliff Mine; 15 tons from the North American Mine, and 15 tons from the North est Mine, mostly in solid masses. The propeller Independence came down on the 6th instant, with 50 tons copper for the Pittsburg and Boston Company, and one ton fV-m flm TVftntK A niai!on H'Tin V1I A VIM Lilly 114 41 111.. IVUli 1UIUQ Correspondence of the Daily Courant. New York, Thursday evening, Nov. 22d, 1849. J Libels and Libel-wits, and a Word about New York Newspapers, Editors, Assistants and Reporters. In the excitable atmosphere of this city of Gotham, just now, "Libels" and "Libel-suits" are the prominent ' 1 - .1. i-w na fUa mntt intprntnir wild t Vl f lngreuieiiis, no mcgr oto vo most intimately connected with the pockets of our editors and proprietors. Y'esterday one of the publishers of the Dispatch, a Sunday paper that claims a circula. tion of fifteen thousand copies, was arrested, charged with publishing a libel against the Williamsburg Ferry Company, on the complaint of one Austin D. Moore. To-day Col. Fuller of the Evening Mirror, as he states in his paper, received a lively little billet doux from a Wall street lawyer named White, (who created some noise in the political world last year, by his professions of admiration for Henry Clay and Whig principles, and afterwards casting his vote for "the head and front" of political apostates,) intimating that he had been in structed by Thomas Powell (the author of a work that has lately been pretty severely used-up by the book critics,) to commence a suit against him for publishing a letter written by "Boz" to Mr Clark of the Knicker bocker Magazine in this city, containing charges that tend to place Mr. Powell in a rather disagreeable attitude. What and how extensive will be the results of this piquant affair there is no telling,as some of the prin cipal papers in the country are equally as guilty as the Mirror, among the number the Tribune, in which the offensive publication originally appeared. Col. Fuller has it seems been made the object of special vengeance by a class of would-be authors, (I do not refer to either Byron or Powell of course not, for to do so might be considered offensive,) who, unable to palm their pretended works upon the British public, seek to find a . market for their trash in the United States. It is not merely literary quacks, however, who endeavor thus to humbug "Brother Jonathan." The same may be said of actors, newspaper penny-a-liners, and indeed of, the members of almost every profession, who come out here with an English, Irish, German or French reputation, as the case may be, and assume airs so very I Frenchified that they would not for a moment be toler ated in their own country. It is no veiy uncommon occurrence for third or fourth rate English vocalists and concert-givers to leave their native land for this, think- t ing thereby to realize a fortune in a few years, so confidently do they rely upon the gullibility of the American people. Ditto, with the former attache of London and other European papers, who come out here and "lord it over" their American cotemporaries. It is a well known fact that about one-fourth of the working editors and reporters connected with the New York press were formerly in some capacity employed by European publishers. This will account, to some extent, for the sneers that are occasionally found in New York papers at American peculiarities and habits conflicting with those by which these scribblers were influenced in their youthful days. Some people imagine when they pick up a New Y'ork daily, that they have got hold of the writings of its "responsible" editor, and that every editorial article they peruse is the production of his pen or brain, if you choose. Now this is a great mistake, as I will endeavor to show. Bennett, for instance, never writes aline for the Herald his "forte" lies in dictating to his employee, mostly foreigners, who, it cannot well be denied, are eminently qualified for the task of penning gassy, egotistical, nonsensical, and yet to some entertaining "leaders." The Messrs. Beach of the Sun have no connection with the editorial department of their paper, any further than instructing their editors to pursue a certain course on given subjects. The Sun, by the way, under the management of the young Beaches and the editorial guidance of C. D. Stuart, Esq., is by far the best penny paper in the United States. Mr. Stuart has given to its columns an American perhaps I should say, a New England tone, that has done much to improve the paper, and make it an agreeable morning visiter. Its leading articles, of a religious character, indicate that there is somebody at the helm who has been favored with a Puritan education somewhere in the East-era States. Mr. Greeley writes the greater number of the Tribune leaders, but not all. He has associated with him writers of more than ordinary ability, whom he can safely entrust in his absence and indisposition to write. Mr. Brooks, of the Express, and Col. Fuller of the Mirror are probably the most industrious "responsible" editors of the daily press. Col. Webb writes a leading article for ihe Courier occasionally, Mr. Raymond who has lately been elected a member of the Legislature doing the greater part of the editorial work. But, to be brief those men who are generally known abroad as the editors of our daily papers, do the least part of the writing, and in many instances, none at all. Men unknown to the public whose names are seldom whispered outsideof the different offices, do all the drudgery, and give character whether good or other- wise to our newspapers. I have digressed somewhat from my original purpose, but I am satisfied if. the facts communicated will cause people, in the habit of reading our daily papers, to receive with suspicion and due allowance for the'source from which they emanate, sneers at American institutions and the American character which often creep into "local" and "city" items, by means of cockney penny-a-liners and others. ' Truth. The scarcest article in California is that of wives. An emigrant now there says : "I have been, as you knew, over eight years in Cali fornia, and am yet unmarried. My friend Mr. C has lately left for Scotland, and I have given hfm a commission to bring me out a wife of the following description : not less than six feet, blue eyes, and auburn hair. I am either to marry her or pay a forfeit of $10,000. I do hope as soon as the country is a little more settled, about ten thousaud nrst rate girls" will start lor Cali fornia. We have goods enough, and gold enough; now give us some wives." Madame Bathe's Concert. Mr. Editor, Permit me through the medium of your ppr to suggest to Madame Bothe, Mr. Barnett and the friends who so ably assisted at her Concert on Friday last, the propriety of repeating it, at an early date, in order to give many who were then present and others who could not attend that evening, an opportunity of hearing again ber charming voice, which, together with the excellent singing of the glees and other pieces, the pleasing quartett with the Trumpet Echo, &c. formed one of the most delightful entertainments we ever had the good fortune to listen to. J. R. According to statements made in two circulars pub lished in the Philadelphia papers, the profits of the nciiuing Kauroaa company, in a period oi lour montns, have been sufficient to rmv all current expenses, to meet the six months' interest on the debt, and to justify a dividend of 44 per cent, on the preferred stock. The company, however, are embarrassed by the necessary aujusiment oi oonus due in 1850, as these bonds cannot be paid out of profits after paying interest on the Mortgage bonds. The company therefore ask an extension of tweuty years in regard to them, and have established a sinking fund of $75,000 per annum for their gradual liquidation, Desiues oiienng all the security in their power to give. , Ainecan Institute. f The total receipts of the Institute from the Fair tit. Castle Garden was $18,670 and the expenses amounted to i,uuu leaving a balance of $6,670 clear gam, of wuicii ouuu nave already been appropriated to defray the expense of the new buililin" in Broadwav. Manv j persons who had articles at the Fair, received orders to a large amount ; one man. proprietor of a certain arti-I cle received orders for over $30,000 More of the visi ters wis season were trom the South, than have ever before patronized the Fair. New York Express. " The Batthtants asd the Hapsbcrgs. It tnay, f.uuf, un uiii-ii-niuig iu miuw Mju amount uatthyany the grandfather of the unfortunate Louis Batthyany, " iuo iima -wno in mat memoraoie sitting ot the Diet at I'ralinrfV Cm . I . : V. .1. t . f : T1 - - - . , i, riiii in,? iuiuivnn nicii iu Ilt?rtf8& 1111-tloril t)i ,f ii : . , ..vij ui mr Hungarians dkuiiih iu -iciori' ous army of Frederic II., pronounced the famous words At (yrrtm . . . . lit . . 1't .1 . y,v rrgc jv'rtro i a cry wnicn was cnum- siMtically rt pcat. d by the assembled Magnates, and which at th v. i r ii. 'i t - .im nuuje 01 norsourz imt raine Kolntr Zrilnn?. Returned Camforntans. Norman reck, who went from Gt. Barrington to California some months ago, has returned with impared health, a satisfied curiosity, and $2000 in gold dust. Mr. Hodgeswho went from Northampton has also returned, bringing accounts from Mr. Chenery and others who went from the same place. Mr. C. was about starting for the mines, but does not appear to be at all satisfied with the country. Sprine- field Rep. A Mob Quelled by Prater. The Pittsburg Ga zette relates the following incident, as received from , the late Sheriff of the county, Mr. Forsyth. Mobs have beeu quelled sometimes by discharges of musketry, but we never before heard of one subdued by prayer. Pittsburg mobs must be more reverent than those of some other quarters : Some time in the course of the past year, he, Mr. Forsvth. was called upon to exercise his authority for the suppression of a large disorderly meeting, some where m the suburbs ot the city. At the time ot his arrival on the ground there was every manifestation ot an immediate and violent outbreak, and while he urna rloliKofotinnr afintit lua rl n txr t tha nramiood ria urns approached by trie Rev. Mr. Kirkland, who acted so . conspicuous a part in the late trials in our court, with a request that he would let him try the efficacy of prayer on the excited passions of the throng. The Sheriff replied that he doubtai much the success of such an expedient, but that he was willing to make the experiment. Mr. Kirkland immediately assumed a station, a little elevated above the multitude, and poured forth, apparently from the fullness of a Christian spirit, a prayer most appropriate to the occa sion. Immediately alter he commenced, those around him became calm, some of them very reverently took off their hats, and when, at the conclusion, be raised his hand, and in the most solemn manner, pronounced the benediction, with which congregations are generally dismissed, the mob dispersed as quietly as a congre gation retiring trom Uhurch, leaving the Sheriff no further necessity for the exercise of his authority. " We wish we could impress upon all. the vast im-. portauce of securing sound and abundant sleep ; if so, we should feel that we had done an immense good to oUr fellow beings, not merely in preventing iusauity, but other diseases. We believe that the sreat praise of earlv risinn has had this bad effect to make some believe that sleep is of out utile consequence. i hough it may be well to rise with the sun, or when it is light, (not before, however) yet this is of minor consequence in comparison with retiring to bed. 'I have always taken care,' said the worthy Dr. llolyoke, after he was 100 years of age, 'to have a full proportion of sleep, which I suppose has contributed to my longevity.' In ouropiniou, the most frequent and immediate cause of iusanity, and the one most important to guard against, is the want of sleep. To procure good sleep, it is necessary that die mind should not be disturbed for several bonrs before retiring to rest." Dr. Brigham. By Telegraph to the Journal of Commerce. Appointment of Charge to Naples. Washisoto-t, Nov. 22d, A.M. It is announced that Mr. James M. Power, of Pa., has received the appointment of V. S Chara tn Naples. vice Thomas W. Chinn, resigned. The New Ship Nnrragansct Capsized, &c. &e. Bostos, Nov. 22, 1849. The new shin NarraganseL from Warren, for Provi dence, in tow of steamer Massasoit, yesterday mornin?, one nine oeiow Connecticut romi, not having sufficient ballast, capsized, and in going over, fell on the steamboat, carrying away her smoke-pipe and pilot-house, and damaging the wheel-house. The damase to the boat is about $100. The ship lies on her beam ends full of water, in about five fathoms. A brig and sloop are along side of her. She will be towed into shoal water to-day, where she will be righted. An attempt was made to-day by Mr. Warner, of New York, to bail Margaret O'Conner, Bristol Bill's woman, on the ground that her evidence is wanted on Drury's trial. The Court reduced the bail to $ 1000, but refused to take Mr. Warner. There is ro fruit vessel ashore near Plymouth, as re ported in the morning papers. Later from Tampa Bay Probability of farther trouble with the Iadinns. Baltimore, Nov.22d, P. M. The Southern Mail to-niffht has brought us New Orleans papers of the 15th, which contain Tate advices from Tampa Bay. They represent that the Indians had refused to leave the country, and that General Twiggs was preparing to hunt them out with all possible despatch. i . Walker's Majority. New Orleans, Nov. 21st. The majority for Walker for Governor, is not far short of 1,000. Serious Stage Accident. Extract of a letter from a gentleman of Baltimore, dated Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 18, 1849. The stage following the one we were in, fell over a precipice so steep, that it was impossible for any one to walk either up or down it, and variously estimated at from 100 to 150 or 200 feet deep, with a rapid river (the Yonhoghauy) flowing at its base. Providentially the coach was caught by a tree some fifty or sixty feet from the top, otherwise, I think all the passengers must have been killed. - Mr. Clarke, of Cincinnati, was found in the coach totally helpless. It seemed the general impression that he could not live. Another, whose name I did not learn, was found, (during my absence from the scene,) I was told, some fifty feet below the coach, insensible and scarcely alive. Thus probably two persons have lost their lives, and owing to nothing in the world but the most gross carelessness and drunkenness of the driver. Bait. Patriot. The Postmaster General has issued instructions for the transmission of the President's Message to Boston by express, on Tuesday the 4th proximo. This express car will leave the depot about the usual hour, (one o'clock,) and run by a schedule of certainly as great speed as ever before. Reynolds & Co's. Powder Works, in Newtown, near Goodwinville, N. J. exploded on Friday noon the cot-tou mill connected with them being fired and burnt. A little son of Ab'm. R. Terhnne jvas so much injured that he died in a few hours. The other persons on the premises escaped. Loss $6000. Insurance $1,600. A letter from a druggist, established at San Francisco, dated Sept. 18th, states : "I have lately purchased invoices of drugs over 50 per cent less than the same cost in New York and Philadelphia. I bongbt a case, 100 ounces Sulphate of Quinine, at two dollars per ounce, a prime article. No one will bring out drugs with them at prices they are now obliged to sell them for." CAPT. SUTTF.U. The Pacific News gives the following sketch of the celebrated Capt. Sutter : The distinguished Capt. Sutter is now in town, and is one of the fathers of his coTmtry. A brief sketch of his past life may not be uninteresting to our readers, as his name is as familiar as a household word all over the United States. John A. Sutter is a Swiss by birth, and possesses the love of liberty inspired by the air of his native mountains. He early sought foreign service, and was a lieutenant in the infantry of France during the reigu of Charles X., and after battling like a hero at Grenoble with a fidelity for which the Swiss are truly remarkable, he only capitulated when the revolution was consummated and Charles an exile. He then embarked for the United' States, of whose institutions he has ever been a warm and patriotic admirer, and engaged in various pursuits,and encountering many vicissitudes and freaks of fortune, he concluded to move to Oregon, from whence he emigrated to California. With chivalrous daring he took up his abode in the valley of the Sacramento as its first white inhabitant. He made two attempts to ascend the river, and iu the first he was lost in one of the celebrated sines lhat are unpleasant customers at the present time. The first act of his was to make treaties with thoIndians, over whom he acquired great influence, and with his knowledge of tho European system of fortification, he built his fort on tho most approved model, and made war upon tho relractory tribes by which he was surrounded. Such an instance of indi vidual heroism is only equalled by the tenant of Dijouni, 1 the wondcrtul Lady Hester ctanhope, who by the Arabs was crowned Queeu of Palmyra; or Daniel Boone, of the wilds of Kentucky ; or Sam Houston, the hero of San Jacinto. He may truly be looked upon as belonging to another age, for his energy and daring. After the completion of his fort, he be";in to attract the attention of the Mexican government, who, to conciliate him, wisely made him military commandant of the post that he had created, lie was the hrst who taught the Indians the rudiments of agriculture, manu factures and arms, and finally the government offered to change with him the fertile mineral lands of San Jose, near the pueblo of that name with a considerable bonus, but he wisely declined the offer. His unbounded hospitality has been chronicled bv every American who has wntten about the country, and his warm attachment and devotion to republican institutions. As soou as the late investiture ot the country commenced, he was among the hrst to aid our army in every possible way, aud contributed to its permanent conquests and we are happy to state is a delegate to the Convention for forming the Constitution of California as the gallant soldier, the backwoodsman, the feudal baron, or the re publican in each phrase, he has the respect and esteem ot all who have the happiness ot knowing him. Ast Elopement i.v Contemplation. The Rochester (N. Y.) American is responsible for the following : Courting Scene. Miss Canada Please sir, will you marry me ? Uncle Sam I cannot disguise my affection for so amiable and beautiful a young lady, but your papa must be consulted, and i mnn procure his consent. Miss C O never mind. I'll ask him myself, and if ue reiuses, we u get up an elopement. jcw York lUnrket. - Nov. 23, P. M. Eteninf. The sales of cotton for the day are 3000 bales, in. eluding a sale of 1000 bales fair Savannahs at lO'&c, sellers' option 1st May, and not to deliver less than 250 bales in one delivery. The market closes better than the morning ; we continue to quote Upland. Inferior nom. Ordinary Middline... Mid. fair Fair Good Fair..... Fine 9la9i ...-salOifl 10'ialO ....lOStalO?. ....jiora. .....nom. Mo. Sl Fla. nom. 91-5S934 lOalOMt 10'4al(4 nom. nom. nom. . O. St. Texas. nom. 0a934 - lOalC-i 1004111, nom. ' v nom. DATID AND NAPOLEON. Two men made to understand each other, two men who were kindred by their genius, their ppu!arity,and their misfortunes ; two men actuated py me same prin ciples, kindling with the same desire for immortality ; in a word, two men who, having anainea me glory thev sout'ht after, fell at the same moment, bv the same stroke, and closed their days alike in a Luid of exile. It is well known that the painter David had in his earlier years cherished the most exaggerated political opinions. His ardent imagination feasted on the recollection of Brutus and Scan-ola, until he longed for the austere independence of a Roman Republic. Happily for the fame of David, on his deliverance from the prison of the Luxembourg at the first revolution, lie gave up the boisterous activity of political life, and devoted himjelf so successfully to his art, that he became the restorer as well as the head, of the French school of painting. David's reputation as ahistorical painter was already established, when Bonaparte returned from Italy covered with glory. Shortlv after his arrival in Paris, he was elected a member of the National Institute, and expressed a desire to become acquainted with his talented colleague. They met at dinner at the bouse of Legarde, Secretary, of the Directory, aud were soon engaged in an animated conversation. "I wish to paint you, Citizen General,svord in hand, in a field of battle." "No," replied Bonaparte ; "battles are no longer gained sword in hand. I would rather be represented sitting calmly on a fiery horse." This idea was not lost, alihough the portrait was not at that time undertaken. When Bonaparte had become First Consul of the Re public, he invited David to breakfast with him. The national authorities had just been re-organized in ac cordance with the new constitution. "I have preferred leaving you to your pencil.itistead of giving you a r lace," said Napoleon to the artist j "places pass away, but talent abides." "Citizen Consul, time and events have taught me that my place is in my studio," replied David modestly. "I have always had a great love for my art.aud wish to de vote myself entirely to it." On Bonaparte's return from Marengo, he sent for David into his cabinet. Lucien Bonaparte, at that time minister of the interior, was present. "Well, David, what are you at work about now ?" inquired IVapoleon. "At my paintiug of Leonidas at Thermopylae, Citizen Consul." "Ah, ah ! I know," reioined Napoleon. "But whv do you trouble yourself with painting the conquered 1 Leonidas name alone has reached us ; all tiie rest are forgotten now ?" "Ah !" do you say so.Citizen Consul ? All except the noble resistance and sublime devotion of the vanquished. All, except the manners and customs of the Lacedem onians, with which republican soldiers should be ac quainted. "Perhaps so, Citizen David," said Napoleon, shaking his head doubtfully; and after a moment's pause, he added playfully, "But mon cher when are you going to begin my jiortrait 1lhc portrait you know." "Whenever you chose to sit to me." "To sit to you ! What is the use of that T" inquired Napoleon, who had neither leisure nor patience to yield to the painter's wishes. Do you suppose that the great men of antiquity, whose likenesses have been handed down to us ever sat to a painter t" "llus is quite another matter; I wish to paint you for your own age for the men who have seen and known you, and. who will expect to find you like." "Like !" reioined Napoleon smiling : "surely it is not the color of the skin or the exact form of the features which constitutes a likeness ! It is the character of the physiognomy the tout ensemble of theindividual.which ought to be rendered ; and that is nil." "Citizen Consul, you are teaching me the art of paint ing," replied David. "1 will take your portrait without your sitting to me." ' "On leaving Napoleon s cabinet, Lucien renewed the subject of Leonidas, and observed to David "The fact is that my brother only likes national subjects; it is his foible, for he has no objection to be talked of by the public." "And he is in the right; for in all those subjects illustrative of our national glory he is largely concerned. But do not fear; my painting shall be talked about."' The artist worthily accomplished the desired portrait of the First Consul. Napoleon is therein represented sitting calmly on a fiery horse while he ascends Mont St. Bernard ; the ample clouk in which he is enveloped, floats in the wind ; and he is in the act of commanding his army to pass the Alps. The names of Hanuibal and Charlemagne are graven upon the rocks in the foreground ; and in the distance are seen groups of soldiers and trains of artillery. When this painting was shown to Napoleon, after bestowing on the artist all the praise which was his due, he began to speak of the groups of figures in the background. "But Citizen David, what is the meaning of those half dozen good little men (petit bans Iwmme,) no bigger than my horse's shoe? Does it not look as if the animal would crush them beneath his foot." "Citizen First Consul, there is some truth in your observation: and yet. believe me, those petit bom hommes, as you call them, cannot be dispensed with ; they contribute to the effect." "Very well, lam quite satisfied to have it so," replied Napoleon, smiling; "and so much the more, ns those little men have helped toe out of many a scrape during that passage, and I wish to share with them the glory of the campaign. Napoleon had no sooner been proclaimed Emperor, than he appointed David bis painter, and commanded him to prepare six large paintings for the Louvre, the subject of one of which was to be the coronation. This last picture is said to be the largest in existence, and three years of the artist's life were devoted to its completion. Most of the figures in this admirable composition are exact likenesses of tho most celebrated personages of that epoch; and in order that David might; the more faithfully resemble tho grouping of the august assemblage, a seat was provided for him above the high altar of Notre-Dame, from whence ho could observe tho enscuille as well as the details of the cere- Flour has been in good demand, with soma inquiry for etiip-ing? the range is S4,7oa5 for State -, S5a5,19for Michigan ; $5,12 ao,33 for pure Genesee; considerable Canadian is selling at f 4,75, for export ; a sale was made yesterday of 3OU0 bbls Oswego, for export, at $4,75 ; Southern 4,2oa4.50 for the ran ire. Genesee wheat is not offered to any extent, and what is offering ia held higher refused. Canadian in good demand ; tha sales are 7500 bush, at lufal06 in bond. Oats are better with sales at 42la44e. for Northern. Corn ia lower on some grades, with a small business principally for distillinff. 60afi-." lor mixed i 621afU for yellow Western ; 63c for round Northern. Fork ia lower, with sales at $10.50 for me s, and S,3S for prime. monies. At length in the spring of 1808, the Emperor being informed that the painting was finished, was desirous to see it; and accompanied by the Empress, as well as by several ladies of the court, and officers of his house hold, he went one afternoon to the painter s studio, situated in the Rue de la Sorbonne. Napoleon considered this lioble composition awhile in perfect silence. He had heard it observed by some critics, that the Empress was in fact the heroine of the picture, as David had chosen for his subject that mo ment -when Napoleon places upon Josephine a brow the imperial diadem. This selection had been made by the Emperor's own desire, and accordingly he expressed his entire approbation of it. "You have perfectly expressed my thought," said he, "you have represented me as a French chevalier; and I am obliged to you for thus transmitting to future generations, this proof of my affection for one who shares with me the cares and anxieties of government " After praising the general effect of the composition, Napoleon continued "Ah, there is Murat, with his magmheent costume; there is that fine head with its Vesuvian aspect. Every one will recognize Camba-ceres, although his back only is visible. As for Talley rand, you have flattered him a little; and he looks as if be were coming out of the cauvass to thank you for it. Fouche is frightfully like. Those velvets aud satins-all those trilling details are admirable; there is so much truth, so much beauty in them ! It is not a mere picture; the people seem to live and to speak iu that painting!" Just then one of Josephine's ladies-in-waiting whispered to her next neighbor that David had made the Empress look far too youthful. David, overhearing the remark, turned round geutly towards the lady, and said to her ia a very low voice, "Nevertheless, madame, I would not counsel you to say so to her." NOMINATING MEETING At a meeting of the Whigs of lUrtfoM flail last evening, of which O. E. Vn.u Chairman, and I.N. Bolles Secretary, tfc iitset vi as nominated for the support r,f Monday next. For Torn Clcrk-Unrj rraacl For S rice f mm, Charles Wells. Thomas C. Terkins, Allen S. Stillman, Jonathan Goodwin, For Constable and Collector Umry If, . For Constable, lb. C;; i SvKn,u Con, ' Et'cn Griii;.r. uiivr r Kipley. Elijah Knox. Walter P. Cbamberlin, Charles D. Nott, E- A. Whitin,; For Grand Juror Richard G. Drake, Horace'corn,-' James H. Holcomb, J0,ia, Rarm, J"' Edward Goodman, Roswell II,lr i ". rr. TV. , av, j. a insurer Aauiaiiicl Goo, Let every Whig go to the poll on M port the regularly nominated ticket ""ay. tad BY MAGNETIC TELEGRipn To the Hartford i'ouraVt. New York, Nov. Q3gp It is announced that Mr. Johnson of IYnnH-has been promised the Consulship of Gi. -ow- ' J 1'urser Kennon of Virginia lms been from office. He thousand dollars. - ,i..r....i. . """ OP Sales at the New York Stock ExcW, NVT 23 :-U. S. Sixes, '07 sold for IU; Ma. 113 ; Union Bank, 125J ; Delaware auj Hudson f nai, iuu rrie u. n. ouj R. R., 105 ; Reading R. R. CC; Harlem, 514 ; Mohawk, 83. 30; Hudson River B. R. By Telegraph to Ve Botou Journal. New York, Nov. 23, i p. ' N. Y. Markets, 2 P. Sales of 500 bales coKoa. The market is withoutclmnge. The flour market is the same as vestenhv. S-.!.. ,. the extent of 4000 barrels. The market for wheat has an upward tebiW- Salesof 1000 bushels prime white, at. U3c. Corn without change. Salesof 5000 bushels. New Orlean Market, Nov. 21. The cotton iru-'.a is heavy. Sales yesterday of 2500 bales, middlir.j t 10 and good middling at 10 j. Brighton Market Thursdny, Not. 22, 1SJ9. At market during the week POO Beef Cuttle, 7.50 ftoiw. v 150 Sheep and Lambs, and MM Swine. l" Tricks : Beef CattlfKxlrn, 6.25 j fim quality I.- T5 1 second quality $3 a 5,25 ; third quality $ l"0a , Stores Yearlines, Sti to 99 ; 2yearold heiieri 110 tol'S 3 years old, $17 to $23. Pheep 91, 1,2."5, $1,50, $1,73 a $2, as in quality Swine Old Fat Hogs, 4c ; lean 3'j, a 4'sc ; fUwtej lotjjs, a4c. 1 Oak Hail, Boston. Mr. fimmons, of Oak ITaH. t;3 cot. tinues to give the greatest satisfaction to thoe who purchiw it his store, and his immense ready-mflde ujply gitei one ths means of selecting to suit the most fastidious tajte. Buy there when in Boston, and you will get good bsrjains. DEATO, At East Iladdam, Nor. 12th, of dropHrs. Mice BOwr, w:fc of Josinh J. Baker, aged 6!). At Windsor, Nov. 18th, Elias Talcott, son of Winamp ai Florilla M Moore, ngd 1 year and 6 month. At South Britain, Nov. 14th, suddenly, If cv. Oliter B. Ihttm-field At Litchfield, Nov. 12th, Mrs. Patty, rrlirt of Mr. Kto',Si Tratt, aged PI j Nov. i:ttb. Mary L. ('ioxlee, dfi;;:!i!or ti ilenrj B, Goslue, F.q., aped 20 years. At New Milt'ord, Nov. 8th, Mr. William Whttin?, sjM. NOTICE Elder George Slorrs, of Philadelphia, will commence a Series of Sermons on Sunday, Nor. Sijth, it the City Hall, upon the Bible doctrines of Future Life and Deh'M, 1'he public are respectfully invited to attend. nov 24 1" CONNECTICUT KIVEIt I!Ot COMPANY. NOTICE is hereby given, that a Special Meeting ol the Mock-holders of tho Connecticut Hieer Hail Kind Company, will be holden at the Counting Boom of James K. Mills fc Co., in Boston, on Wednesday tho 5th day of December next, U o'clock, A. M., to sec if they will take any, and if any, what me ures to connect their Road with the Rail Roads of Vermont or New Hampshire, so as to eocurt a connection iwith the uppr valley of the Connecticut, and will authorize thctr Director, a make any contracts with such Rail Roads by way of lev, or c:t erwise, and to take all other necessary measures to secure roil connection. By order of the Directors. ,v nov 24 6d SANTL. F. LMAN,Clcrt T RECEIVED, a tew drums of NEW FKiS, rhm. For sale nt 228 Main street. u. TUS f cle, nov 24 PPIEf 50 barrels of Applei CJl KM Main street, nov 24 choice frui t for (J. W. REF.D. d SP. TOWNSEND'S SAKSAPAHILLA can be toi at 193 Main strset nt a very low price, nov 24 IIENRY A. fSOOD'UY BRUrH ES Just received, an addition to our stork of Brakes, which makes our assortment complete. We h i i - ; i... r ti t .v r ...;nni nitfTernt sn-t nrif: unuu B line I'll, ui ion I'miin v. , j also, aome nice Cloth Brushes, with an asortm'nt of loJ Brushes, Nail Brushes, Hat Bru?hs, Flwh Knuties ana piim Bruches. Any one desirous of rinding good Brushes cm ojuj them at low prices at 193 Main street. nov 24 HENRY A. GOODWN A bill has been introduced into the Legislature of Tennessee to prevent emancipated slaves from remain ing in the State. Hogs, tc. The Madison, Ia., Banner of the 14th inst- says "We have not heard of a single sale of hogs since Friday last. 1 be weatner coutiuues unusually warm for the season, and dealers manifest little anxiety OHEET IIElins Sweet Marjoram, Summer rforf, Thvme and Sage, just received and a.r sale at the r-'ieri jw rm ivte mp rants, rtitrnn. Mace. Nutmegs. SaHaJ Ml unorflno CrmmH Mnitnrit For sale tt tfc SlSB Ot- nov 24 d 26 "GOOD SAMA3r mAKRANT'S HE1 L teemed and Taluab at the Sign of the nov 24 :ltzer aperi ET-r able preparation, jut twei i' 's , GOOD , u.'.irt CITRON, Raisins, Sultana Raisins, Currants - Grapes, fresh and prime, ju;t received and tor; "-..j article. nov 24 I'f'K WHEAT FI.0I;R A very sutwnor or in bags of 100 or 25 lbs. each, for sale ty tvr, v24 Dlh?- TV, LJTrAUT'S EXTRA SYUIP, " "7 'n a IVE3- sale by nor 24 : : : I 1.7 tn IjCSTEII PI! Another lot jui "" -j Tsrj J ber. cheap. By the quantity sold, we are conn . j r.impl. la- Also, Turquoise Scroll. Knot or Leaf; Gtra " - vr Hrnnff. Cunim pt with Pearls, an which the public are invited to call and f,ininf;, ; iu- 24 , WM. OAajr 7TX . As IAPIER MACMEE tOnTeaTrsyO X Porrfolioa, Albums, Card Baskets ant l ' Vn.treet-nov 24 OAfita -r BRITANNIA TEA iSETS some patterns. Also. Castors, nov 24 31 OUUMNO COLLARS AN "d;ra: NIMlFFh w assortment of these Good may be ""L , jfrr'l rrrrrrVJ OOLEX YARNS- A large '"""''ri just received at theaubacnbers'.vla '" . jrp3. 24 "vT'D" OIES IIEAVV COTTON li'MMii T A III 111. ll-nn . sasnrtnieDt ed and slate colored Cotton Hosiery for njtrwrt. nov w FLORAL OIL Thia elegant, fra?rar.t tnd V. w od-its vretervotive. mtormirt and btatttij y' '1 ,,: 'J onx.lloH nv.r th whnla wnrlil It VTtACTT to purchase.and holders seem as little disposed to sell." I Hair, even at a late period of life ; prevents it cl t : :n t i r .u . n. i ir i. t . t j .nit renueri u .t ,: in Ip enhance! by tj1 -.jjrfid- ta iue ajuuisviilc jumuai ui tue icin reportsa sale ot two) "um '-j "' - j .i 1 u..,l ii j ri 1 i . ' n trlonrv. Itii value is of conn 7X77 OI j ??iana ,aysUley, are early period of life; and to Children fm in fair demand at two dollar and falty cenU per hun- ed as forming the basis of a v'vilU-5' dred pounds, net. The Tiqua Register of the 14th says tlUHi-" j,, "We hear of no arrangement in this place, as yet, for no24 " , , rai60 bness-that the prospect is- fiiSSu,A!S REFLECTION. 'The Past where is it t It baa fled. The Future t It may never come. Our friend departed I With the dead. hirselves ? Fast hastening to the tomb. What are earth s joya t The dew of morn-Its honors t Ocean's wreathing foam. Where' peace t In trials meekly burns. And joy t In heaven, the Christian's home. order, of Whalebone, and Kattan w U1UU, i , .ii:..,, -h cents apiece upward, just openea ana ki 0i,L or retail. nor 24 heap ca r--iTiS'rtttiJS THIBETS, MERINOE - " V " Piece f renin inineti, oi sup. ' t on JM V lit iiriUHca, ui '-'-' . 20 ' Parjimetta. and Coburg cheap. ((j ,j r t i: . . n i in., nr uin. . . - r , ji Vennoea, of all colors. assortment, nov 24

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