Wednesday, FeY>. 1, 1821.
BY MYRON BART LET.
y» The Telegraph is published weekly
^con, Ga.—Office on Cherry Street, near
c Public Square.
TERMS.—Three Dollars per annum, if
i,l in advance, or Four Dollars at the end
Distant subscribers must in all
t« pay in advance.
Advertisements inserted at the usual rates.
pjjE.sH assortment of GARDEN SEEDS,
i * colum .'
SULPHATE OF QUININE.
VST received and for sale by ■
FLUKER & COLLINS.
November SO, 1820.
I HIS Bank will recieve for discount, on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday of each weekr Drafts
August* or Savannah. All paper offered must be
stthe Bank before 10 o'clock A. M. of the afore*
Id days. JAMES REA, Cashier.
STONE <*• CO IT
HAVE just received, from Boston and
KeweYork, andur&now opening,
A LARUE ASSORTMENT
JD SEASONABLE GOODS,
jlxoso which, ajis tub roitowiwo:
iner Broadcloths and Cassuneres
tic black and mixed Satinetts
uj mixed and white I'iaius
Ifile and point Blankets
Id and U nite Flannels
hid and cnmblet Cloaks
Town and bleached Shirtings
Lucsiic Fluids and Checks
'ood assortment of Calicoes and Bombazets
■inline, chocked, Jaconet and book Muslins
til, figured and sprigged Muslius
lane and line Cambrics
Jovvn and colored Cambrics
Station and buff Cravats
Ik and cotton Handkerchiefs
lacy grean Scarfs and Shan Is
kis de Naples and pink green Handkerchiefs .
Jick Sarsnet, and Levamiue Silks
Kite and green Florence Silks x
“ jmereand worsted Shawls
ied Batiste, and Augoia Tippets
juton and Italian Crapes
Lured and iNuukiu Crepes
T-siun and Scotch Diaper
Idles' kid Clove}
ldics’ black horseskin Gloves
lutleuicu’s beaver and liorseskin Cloves
Ighbrn aud straw Bonnets
Ittua and worsted Hosiery
Irk and flohnee Robes
Iglisli Uingbums, Ribbands
|' ll and burn Combs
hionalilc beaver Hats
-ihioiiable roram Hats
Lick and drab wool Hats
Intiemea’s common and fine Shoes
■dies’Morocco and prunelle Shoes ' ' —"
i, misses and children's Shoes "
i, Salt, Caxtincs. nnd ■ f-'icm Baeaituf
erv. Crockery , end Glass Wans ,
ley will also receive, by the first B6at«, a large
jortiueut of GROCERIES—all of which drill bo
Id fur cashoaly.
1 WANTED ...
Jve hundred bales of COTTON,'for which cash
jll be paid. . ; nov 7
O N MONDAY, tho 19th of February nest, we
shall, in pursuance of tlie late act of Assembly,
expose to sale, at auction, on the premises,
A larger number of LOTS in the town of
MACON, and of more Various Descriptions, than
hare ever before been ifftrul in any one year.
Ten.of those called WATER LOTS, (being such as
adjoin the River,) will be sold, embracing nearly all
tlie most valuable Wharf Sites and Landing Places
within the town None of this description, except
ing two, have ever heretofore been brought into the
We shall also offer 30 Half Acre Lots, lying in va.
Besides these, we are further directed to lay off and
sell 20 Lots, of Four Acres each, about half a mile
from town. These it is presumed, will afford a num
ber of pleasant situations for such persons as (nay pre
fer to reside in the vicinity.
Terms—Purchasers ore to pay in hand one fourth of
the purchase money, in specie, or iu bills of the Ma
con Bank, or in bills now at par of any of the char
tered Banks of this state, or of the United States;
and for the residue,, will be required to give bond with
f ood security, payable in three annual instalments,
f any purchaser should fail to comply with the terms
within such time as maybe prescribed, the Lot will
be resold at his risk.
Tlie Sale will continue from day to day until com
JAMES SMITH, \ Com'rs.
OLIVER H. PRINCE,
Jan 17 ■ 31
VALUABLE TOWN PROPERTY
SffnHE subscriber offers fffi 1 sale the HOUSE and
<iL LOT, at present, occupied by himself, in the
town of Macon. The House is of two stories, on the
corner of Walnut and Fourth streets, (between 'Mul
berry street and the Warehouses,! and in one of the
most pleasant and healthy situations* in town. The
upper story contains four convenient rooms, all hand
somely finished for the accommodation of a genteel
family, and now commands a rent of three hun
dred dollars per year.—The lower part is calculated
and finished expressly for a Dry Goods and Grocery
Business; for which it is now occupied.
The Improvements, uttnehed to the House, are a
large and commodious framed Kitchen, eighteen by
thirty feet, a Smoke House, and one of the finest
Wells of Water in the place, within ten yards of the
door. ■ -
As the object in selling is to settle an undivided in
terest in the property, it is offered a bargain; and
should it not be disposed of before Monday, the 19th
of February, it will, on that day, be positively sold at
For terms, which will be libera), and a farther de
scription of the premises, apply to
.. NATHANIEL BARKER,
H AS located himself in Macon; where he may
be found as a PRACTITIONER of MEDI-
CINF- jan‘31 ■ 14
HEARD & COOK,
Factors and Commission Merchants,
FEEL thankful for the llberkl pat-
l rouage they havo received, and rc-
I snectfully ipferm their friends and tile-
public generally, that they continue
tmsincsss at their old 1181111 on M 4 ln-
rh street. Their Warehouse and Close Storages are
I good order for the reception of COTTON and
|Uberal advances will be made on Cotton, when
fliiired, and their undivided attention paid to the
finess of those who may be pleased to patronise,
an. Nov. 1 2in 1
FLUKER & COLLINS
H AVE removed their DRUG STORE to one of
the tenements in McDonald’s budding, on Mul-
berry street, where they will keep constantly on band,
A General Assortment qf
DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS,
.Surgeons’ Instruments, Glass Ware, Dye Stuffs,^tc.
&c. All of which will be sold on accommodating
|erms. , ' ' 10—jan 2
EGS leave to return thanks to Ids friends and tlie
iblic for the liberal patronage ho has receiv-
Une, und informs them that he continues to
t tho - —
t his old stand, occupied for-many year* past by
imself and Holcombe & BnoriiEn, and solicits ■
Pntinuan'cc of their favors—Ills Warehouses for tho
ceptinn of COTTON are in complete order, «ml
* mrsu.sal attention will be given to. all liusir —
'“Med to his caret and he hopes from strict nt
to give general satisfaction.—Advances’ on pro-
1 will Iw made to a liberal amount whenever rc-
ed. and a sufficient amount, will be kept utsCA-
1 on CoUons in his Warehouse to coyer any rno-
“U loss that may be sustained by fire.
. . JOHN C. HOLCOMBE,
November 1, 1820. r i'v.
THE subscriber having taken an
i extensive and commodious Warehouse
Sin Macon,Is now prepared to receive
" COTTON. A close Warehouso is also
•attached to the establishment, which
I be convenient for Receiving, Storing, und For-
fdiag GOODS. - -
ill Orders directed to the subscriber will moot tho
’■ attention. *'
* Good Sunpiy of GROCERIES will be furnish-
i winch win be sold for produce or cosh on the
rn^ e4 !° n( ! b,e terms. * m
•q bed 6 ^ vanc * s bc “tide on Cotton when
he subscriber solicits a share of i
.Hi*? Merchants, who visit the place; and
If nUcusto *° conlut Gm white* and interest
November l t
undersigned, having formed a connexion in
.. l ^“otorago and Commission Business, in So-
under the Arm of STILES & FANNIN,
r 4 " their services to their friends and the public.
BENJAMIN ED. STILES,
™. . _ A. B. FANNIN.
tnebCountiog Room is on Hunter’s wharf.
S.TLj™ Augusta Chronicle, Mllledgeville Journal,
kill-’ V 11 ' Patriot, and the Macon Telegraph,
,„ j ‘htert the above once a week for three weeks,
■ttonvard their bills to the office of the Savannah
PoMiCitn. tlec jo O’. 3
THE subscriber, having associated with
him Dr. WILLIAM B. ROGERS, form
erly of Mllledgeville, and well known as
Tir^'reipejrie^fc^iJfffi-ta that place.,
the different BRANCHES of their PRO
FESSION. to the citizens of Macon and its vicinity.
* AMBROSE BABER.
WILLIAM B. ROGERS.
JVew C\oth\ng Store,
P JUDSON & CO. on Mulberry street near J.
• B. Wick 5p Co. have just received andurlil keep
constantly on liand, a general assortment of
Fine and coarse CLOTHING,
European and Domestic DRY GOODS,
Consisting of Blue, Black, Olive, Claret and Drab
BROADCLOTHS, CA881MERE&; VESTINGS,
mid all other articles usually kept ' by Merchant Tai
All orders in the Tailoring liiie will be tianlfnlly
received and punctually attended to. Havitg receiv
ed Workmen from New-York, with the latest fush-.
ions, they will be enabled to do their work with neat
ness and despatch, and hope by strict attentim to bu
siness to merit a share of public patronage; N. B.
They will receive quarterly the lateai Nnv-York
They have also on hand, a] general
assortment of Imitation Beacyr, Fine
and Common Roram and Woo; IfATS,
and expect shortly a quantity of Fine
Dearer Hats. Having experienced the
_ inconvenienees of having Hate brought
out in ir finished state, they will advisedly hive their
Hats principally finished in this place. As tils branch
will be conducted by a professed finisher Jr;ui New-
York, they will be enalileffto offer their Hats in a Hurt.-
ionable and saleable condition, Whaitsalc aiul Retail,
os low as they can be bought in Snvannahor Augusta.
Merchants and other* are invited to call and exam
ine for themselves.
Merchants having Hats on hand in an unsaleable
condition, can if they wish have them blacked and
dressed in a condition to he saleable, ,
OLD If ATS dressed over on tlie shortest notice.
A liberal price allowed on second bam) Hats and
Clothing in exchange for new.
50 dozen superior Brazilian SHELL COMBS, for
sale low os above. ' J3-J—jan 24
THE DROVVJVEJ) JIARPOONER.
Many and itrongO'aio the accidents and ad
ventures tiiat attend tlmso amphibious beings
who traverse tho outstretched world of waters
inquest of ocean’s unctuous monarch. But tlie
most perilous incidents aro encountered by
those mariners, who aro engaged in tho cap
ture of that species of whalb called Spermaceti
—pursuing tiiis groasy monster throughout all his
favorite haunts and distaqt retreats Tu tho broad
and fathomless Pacific.
In gcnoral, tho Unwieldy leviathan exhibits
no symptoms of a choleric temperament; and
appears altogothpr unconscious of tho system
atic warefure' so zealously waged upon his
tribe, by the insignificant occupants of tho su-
porincumbeut element. He knows nothing of
their long and laborious crusades in machines
moved by wind—he dreams not of their egg
shell shiplings, in which, bout on death, and
at mod with the picrcirg javelin, fasleucd to end
less cords,, they pull themselves into his pre
sence—nor does ho often heed the slight skiff as
it slides towards him likoa six-logged gnat along
TO THE PUBLIC. .
SffRHE subscriber* having purchaxed thc'Storo late-
j'y occupied by Mr. A. E. Strattcjb, together
STOCK of GOODS.\
now offer tbenvon as liberal terms as they can be had
at any store in the County. The former ijustomers of
Mr. Stratton, and the public generally, at: most re*-'
peclfully solicited to call, with tiiis assurance, that no
exertions on our part shali.be wanting to render them
every satisfaction. l
A good supply of GROCERIES will lie kept con
stantly on band. Additions to the present stock are
daily expected. ‘
Liberal Discounts will always, be made on oil pur
chases for Cotton or Cash.
’ " TAYLOR, MURDOCK & CO.
Hillsborough, Jasper County, Jan. 1,1827.
RE Ah By boat Rising States,
lyxr Barrels Irish Potatoes
' 25 ‘do Sugar
20 do superfine Flour • j
5 hogsk-ad* Whiskey
G Ions iron
20 dozen Hoes
40 barrels best Rye Gin
Powder, Shot aud Lead—For Sale low far Cush, by
STONE Si COIT.
tnA , by*www indtWedJo-fli«.flrm pf Slone St Coil, ci-
same without delay. . ' 3?tt|e the
LANDS, Sic. to RENO'.
A GREEABLE to an Act of tRe Legislature, as
sented to by his excellency the Governor on the
twenty-seventh day of December, eighteen hundred
and twenty-six, .... ,
Will be Rented to the'highest bidder, at the
Old Agency, on Flint River, on MONDAY, the fifth
°AlUlte ItESER-VE and FERRY at said
AS A?.s£-on THURSDAY, the eighth of February,
Will be Rented to the highest bidder, at General Bate's,
on Flint River, Fayette County, *
All tho deared LANDS, BRIDGES and
FERRIES, hi the Counties of Coweta and Carroll,
that aro Reserves and Fractions, and not subject to be
drawn for in the contemplatqd Land Lottery.
The Renting to commence at i*n o’clock, A. M.
and continue from dnyto day, till-ail Is rented.
Terms of Renting—Bonds or Notes with approved
security, made payable on the twenty-fifth day of De
cember next, will berequi red.
- JOHN TII05IAS, Commissioner.
~jan 16- ‘2t
COACH, HOUSE, SIGN,
in uiuo, «i mr u. i, ii.ii.™ — — mu "!
Chairs, arnT Signs, with quickness and fidelity; and
he will be grateful for a share of their patronage.
MASONIC APRONS, Ac, Ac. designed and
finished, witit promptness and elegance.,
dec 2fl.i -2m — 9
THE subscribers having formed a
connexion in the COMMISSION
LINE, will nlteud to all business
addressed to either of thcnw hereaf
ter, under the firm of Hilx A Stonk.
J. AS. STONE.
Savaunnh, October30, 1826—2,
PTOUAGE and COMMISSION BU
i 8INESS in the City of Augusta, re-
speclfully tender their services to the
General Commission Merchants.
Their charges are governed by thh present low
prices of Cotton. Instead of 25 cents for the first
month’s storage, they will ask 13 l-2cents, and for
selling 25 cents per bale, being one half of tlie present
prices charged at tho other Warehouse* in this place.-
1 in mo.i.ia will 1m fill v IntnrfiH
All Cortot, they may receive will he fully insured
against losses bT fire, without the ownejrsbf It being
charged any thing for such insurance. By this ar-
rnngcmcht, should every bale of Cotton they may
have in their possession, lie destroyed by fire, it will
be promptly paid for at the' current price of the xiay
the accident should bappes.
Augusta, August SO 3th—1
W ILL be sold on the 2d of March next, all tlie
PERSONAL PROPERTY of Jeremiah Tomp
son, deceased, consisting of STOCK, HOUSEHOLD
FURNITURE, PLANTATION TOOLS, and tlie
like, too tediuus to mention.. Terms made known
on the day of sale.
THOMAS B. GORMAN, Adtn’r.
Forsyth, Jan. 1824. 14
LOST or MISLAID,
■ A Bundle of PAPERS, among
which arc several small Notes, made
yablo to. myself; also one or two
,’ccipts given by N. Shirley to II.
_ Crew for -Notes placed in his hands
for collection. As the makers have been advertised
of their loss, they can he of no use to any one but
myself. Any information thankfully received,
jan 17 It JOHN P. BOOTH.
THE subscribers continue to trans
act FACTORAGE aud COMMIS
SION BUSINESS in SriFriAWAH.
All produce consigned to them, will be
insured against fire,- after it goes into
store, without any charge t6 the owner. Storago on
Cotton will be eight aud a half cents per bale for the
first week, and six cent* .for each succeeding week;
but if it remains n month, twenty-five cent* only will
be charged for the month, and twelve and * half cents
for each succeeding month.
- . T. BUTLER & CO.
november I ■ —ootf——I .
S Clerk’s Ofjtee of the Inferior Court.
ILAS LIZENBY, of Captain Woon’s district,
tolls before Matthow Sikes, Esq, a dprk Roan- Horse,
about tea yean old, four feet seven or ci
high, nearly blind. Appraised by Perry
and Jesse Dupree to twenty doUurs—thlsl,-ihDe.
comber, 1820. * jpSIlUA PATTISIIALL,
Jan 17 CWritof the Inferior Coast.
FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD.
CITOLEN from the undersigned in Twigg* county,
£9 on Saturday, tho 30th ultimo, a Negro W ench,
named JUNTA, about five feet five inebe* b/gh, light
complected, handsome features,slaaWJPtreou, ubout
twenty-four yean old, and seveo months ( in
prcgnuucy. As she took away with her several suits
of cambrick, calico, and coarse cotton, it h impossi
ble to describe her dress. It Is supposed that she was
stolen by a young ra*n, of the sems wunty, tad who
was believed to have kept her as awtfe; nml it is pi
bable, that they will attempt to reach some »t the tree
states. Filly ooilurs reward tvill be given ior thn ap
prehension of the wonch and thief,. *o W the one
to recovered and the other prosecuted; or twenty-five
dollars for the wench alone. JQ ^
Jnn 0- 3tp"—-11
milNE months after dete, application wi | be mad*
la to the honorable the Inferiur Court of_Monroe
County, when sitting for Ordinary purposes, for leave
to aril the Real Estate of Elijah Curry, deceased, for
the benefit of l
e heir* of. I
RULES OF PRACTICE.
■**71LL be published, by tho'subscriber, in four
v the Ilnl«9 of Practice at Law and E«jur-
ty, establislied by (he Judges of the Supreme Court*
of .the Stato of’Gcor.;ia at their annual convention
held iu MilMgcsilh-. Atn>re..)» «i.«t othirs can be
furnished with copies at fifty ccutseacli. .
MilUdgtvillt, November if, 1826.
lance stings him in tlio shoulder, or the horn of
his on.-my, tho sword-fish, perforate bis rotund
6c oleaginous sides, no exasperated demon could
evince stronger indications of wrath, rago and
madness. At first, ho plunges incontinent into
the deep abyss—then, wheeling upward, ho
urges his immonse body at full length into the
air, lashing with his ample fluke tho foaming
wave, and rending to atoms every substance,
within his reach.
In tho inonih of December, tho summer of
the southern hemisphere, a Nantucket ship
was cruising for whalos on tho coast of Chili.
Nothing could exceed tho placid smoothness of
the soas,or tho pellucid azure of the overhanging
firmament. There, was just enough of motion
in the atmosphere to propel tho vessel in hor
course, and to invigorate her crew with the
spirit of dntorprize. , Every sail was sot, and
every bosom swelled witit the hope of a speedy
accomplishment of tho object of ihoir ex
pedition. Tho continont, and all the usual
abodes of mortals, were far, far away. Home,
and its sweet endearments, woro remembered
as a by-gone vision; and considered in the fu
ture, os saints think of heaven. The occasion
al scream of au albatross, circling in tho tiluo
expanse—tho monotonous dash of -tlie ship’s
stem through tho scarcely resisting waters:—in
termingled with the varied tones of a few hu
man voices conversing familiarly on deck, wore
the only sounds which distinguished that rogion
from the primeval roalm of -
■’Silence coeval with Eternity.”
...^uddealv,.H. JUalW.liissing eructation like
dying volcano, broke upon the ready cars of the
seamen. A cry from the mast bond announced
the appearance ofthoir prey; and at tho same
instant the crew found themselves surrounded
on oil sides by an oxtonsivo shoal of whales,
floundering and spouting, and blowing, like so
many English trumpeters at tho battle of Wa
terloo. Forthwith, three boats were lowered
manned, and supplied with all tho usual para
phornalia, harpoons, lances, towliucs, waifs,
oars and paddles; with n sail, a' bag of bread
and a keg of water to each. They hud but ti
short distance to row, ere they enmo in contact
with their mighty enemy. Tho boats were
severally commanded by the shipmaster and
two of of his mates, assisted by their respective
boatstecrer*, to whom tlie duty of strikiug the
tho whale is ordinarily assigned. Tlie lar
board waist boat, undor tho second mate’s dj
rcction, contained in its bow an nctivo^young
man who bad obtained tho esteem ot all his
shipmates, and whom wo shall .introduce to our
readers under tho name of Jonah Coffin.—
Poising his harpoon, ho firmly awaited tho or
ders of his suporior, then seated in tho boat’s
stern. Before him, forcing itself furiously on
ward, was a huge mass, alternately omitting,
from its glosjy protuberances tho sparkling ef
fulgence of a meridian suit or partially descend
ing below tho temporary surge, forming little,
vortices in its wake, and puffing from its nos
trils tho encroaching brine. Long and patient
ly did tho oarsmen tug at their stations—“pull
away,” said the officer encouragingly—whilo ho
drew towards him thehandlo ot his steering oar,
.pjjQ"y*ry cyn of tlio nxonstev was now iu sight
—**noW dart,” exclaimed tho matef and Jonah,
with tho effort of a Polyphemus, drove the fa
tal weapon fust ihto tho body of his gigantic on*
tagmns^ ^ aw f u j raom0 nt; and tho adventu
rous fishers had made every customary prepa
ration for its approach,. But tlio.OJ.iect ot their
toil, instead of dropping instantaneously iiito tlio
depths beneath thence again to emerge, after
some moments, for the sake of breath—or in
stead of starting off horizontally, as K frequent
ly the caso, with tlio velocity of lightning, drag
ging his presumptuous pursuers through thcylis-
parting wave, which throws swiftly upon either
sido of their frail piuiiauce a transparent aheot
of spray surmounted by gorgeous rainbows,
rolled backward, and with preternatural frenzy,
made for tho boat—his enormous jaws distend-
oil to their utmost limits; and Iris tremendous
tail now curving upward, and vibrating like a
ligh'houso in an earthquake,- and anon falljng
with horrid ihp upon the level bosom ol tho
soundintr deep. The u>tomsIicd. sailors wore
instinctively about to rush over board, when,
with a convulsive bound—it was tlio leap ot a
mountain—tho lacerated monster sprang entire
ly over the boat, his unearthly dimensions strik
ing principally upon the opposito side, and
partly upon tho lr.igilo tlung ltsell, spilling it-
contents, and grinding lb frame tosplintors.
Tho mon wero .-.11 good swimmers, and save
ono, betook fhcmi lve. without farther calcula
tion, and with exemplary precipitancy, to tho
profitable exercise of *thbir arms and leg*-^-
whorehy Ihoy soon reached tlio boats of their
comrades, aud wero out of danger. Not so
with poor Jonah. In tho tumult of tho mo
ment, lie had become entangled in tho tortuous
coil attached to his harpoon. Not an instant
had boon allowed to him, whoroiii ho might
have seized tho hatchet, or unshoathod his jack-
knife* and freed himself from so ungracious u
predicament. Ho felt himself drawn by an ir-
rcsratable power, down, down, nmidst intermin
able caverns, and bottomless profundities.—
What greatly surprised him, was his ability still
to brouth, 1111(1 to see. Passing with tho rapidi
ty of thought, along immeasurable distances, ho
had opportunities to scuu hut fow of those vast
gulphs.—Hero lay an extonsive forest of coral,
inhabited by shapes indescribable—there mov
ed an intmenso mass of gelatinous matter, cn-
compassod by myriads of submarine prodigies,
to piscivorous man hitherto unknown. Tho
seadovii, with his oinorald horns: tho tartarcan
crab, with a million of claws, each a furlong in
,n ugth; tho ponderous synimesian oyster, whoso
icll opens wide enough to admit a seventy-
re, sot in countluss diamonds, may bo soon nt
..jo depth of fivo hundred fathoms; sea-gorgons,
hydras, griffins phoenixes, and all manner of
beautiful reptiles, wero quietly feeding, or
frolicking without noise, in those unsearchable
And horc, some philosophers may he dispos
ed to obtrude a doubt touching honest Jonah’s
capacity of vision and of respiration tho whilo.
Bui lot it be inquired,, whether so huge a body,
darting through tho soa with such outrageous
celerity, may riot havo loft behind a sort of va
cuity, nffording a medium, whoroin tho littlo
animal in his rear mightoxcrciso tlioso faculties?
And regarding tho accelerated progress of this *
•nonstcr, it may bo aptly accounted for purely on
lilosophicnl principles; every body knows
iw. fast a dog will run with a tin kottlc— * *•
But to our tale—Lot us hasten to tho catas
trophe. After boing carried to. such lengths,
and in such a manner our almost exhausted he
ro found himsolf oil tho ascent. His wild aud
turbulent conductor was again mounting to the
uppor world. Embracing a moment of respite,
whilo tho whalo was in tho act of turning upon
its side, ho sought his knifo, bat in vain; tr new ,
motion disturbed him, lto was waved to and fro.
with an impetuous regularity; his lungs labored,
and his sight grew indistinct; his breath wont
and canto, and went to return not without inhal
ing also a draught of the saline fluid. Alas!
thought ho I am drownod! Foggy images
floatod on his brain, and gradually faded into
utter suffocation. IIo awoko upon tho quarter
dock of his own ship, under tho operation of
dying strtigglo, and picked up near the place of
his descent, by his anxious comrades, to whom
he was shortly onablcd to lend a hand in cutting
in and trying out his ninety-barrelled tormentor.
Tlio following aro the rciriarks of General
Root, on rekiiu: I lie .speaker’s chair in the
House of Representatives of New York.
GcNTiiisMCX—For the distinguished mark
of favor shown me by the house, I return my
.sincere thanks. Confident that I posses' not
tho talents necessary t<> the simion, 1 will how
ever promiso that my Lcot exertion shall bo
made tu promoto" tho beneficial objects of this
assembly. Diligence aud attention to sustain
unimpaired tlio honor and credit'of tho chair,
shall bo bestowed. It has been usual,.on oc
casions of this kind, for a speaker to promiso
impartiality in'lho discharge of tho duties of his
station; but ifimpartiulity means a disregard of
all thoso.distiuctions which divide our fellow ci
tizen* on |"di!ii\d questions, let not tlio house
oxpoct'impartiality from me. I atn elected a
member of this assembly by a political party,
and I urn placed in tiiis chair by tho vote of a
political party, and wliou questions shall*arise
of a political character, a majority of tho com
mittees .to whom the consideration of the same
shall be committed, will be composed of mem
ber* whoso political opinions correspond with
mtuo. When tt-qucMkm of -gteariucol inter
est shall bo presumed, n cominittco opposed to
tlie contemplated measure, will no) bo appoint
ed, for tho child *b.ill not bo put to nurse,
whew it will bo sure to lie strangled.'. But if
by impartiality is meant a strict ndhorcriccto tlio
rules of tlio house, and to parliamentary usage
iu tho conduct of tho business of the house,
I can with safoty promiso it.’. By those, rules
I will ho governed, and:my political friends
must not on this subject expect leniency or in
dulgence from mo Iiccauso they arc my politi
cal friends. In conclusion, I hope wo. may a..
prosperous and happy season.—Somp littfj
vranglings may occasionally take place, h.ut A
hope such contentions may not .ho pm milted
to effervesce to tlm interruption of the busi
ness of tho I10U30, which is of unusual, impor
tance, as amongst other subjects which will
claim tho attention of tho legislature is thr re
vision of our law*.
Bolivar, it is now said, lias prolonged liolpre-
rogned tis Iiere'ofore stated, tho Uoiuross of
Colombia to 1831. He had the constitutional
power to; do so. A letter from Curtli. guna,
December 3, says, that ho sot out from Bogota
for Venezuela, November 25, mid that all tho
foreign legation-, wore to be suspended, except
a charge dcs ati'iire; in Loudon. ' Tbi. lattcc
staieipcut is doubtful.