r J lie most perfect Gove:nmc.t wou'd be that which, enunabng directly from the People, Governs le;st—i'osls least—Dup uses’Juslic; to ail, and confers Privileges on None-.—BE NTH AM.
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COMMUNICATIONS addressed to the Lotion Pasr
1' p oint Y.
JO MAKE A SALAD WORTHY A MAN
ASCRIBSD TO TUB REV. SIDNEY SMITH.
Two boiled potatoes, scraped through kitchen si ve,
jSnl'tncss and smoothness to tlie salad give;
Os mordant mustard lake a single spoon
Distrust the condiment that bites too soon;
Yet deem it not. thou man of taste a fault.
'To add a double qu mtity of salt;
4'our times the sp .on with oil oi Lucca erotvn,
And twice w.ni vinegar—procured from lown,
Vhe taste requires it, and your pool begs
rite poumit-d yello v ofl.VO well boiled eggs;
1 hl.e< onions’ atom* lurk within the bowl,
r-esAn.l scarce sus;*vtid, animate the whole;
Mi Ami, Justly, in the flavored compound toss
irA magic spoonful of anchovy sauce;
•at Ob, great ami glorious! Oil herbaceous meat!
, a rwouid tempt tie dying anchorit.’ to cat;
’ rrEack to the world he’d turn bis weary soul,
•And dip his linger 111 the sallail bowl.
of TO A bPiiING. .
3LLo ne fount of the wood land with mvisical tide,
Csi.lt murmur thy waters as onward they glide,
ejTltou vanished are loved ones who sat by thy brim,
, And the bright eyes that watched thee are rajless
ihe anil dint;
Ob! sad to a.y heart is thy low. plaintive tone,
Jt brings hack tire vtices long silent and gone,
\The memory of joys like thy ripples at flay,
As bright auJ as sparkling, yet fleeting as they.
hejoysthat were mine, when the fountains of fecl
.fere pure as thy waters from crystal springs steal
And filled with their music as swret as thine own—
The depths of the spirit in days that are gone :
Alas ! ’twere as idle to seek in the ocean
The hue of those waters—their music or motion—
As to search for the pleasures in lile’s turbid stream,
Winch flashed from its fount, but to pass like a dream !
And the friends that 1 loved—like the flowers that
i And scatter o’er thee a sweet breath of perfume,
I When serial by the touch of the Autumn-winds throw
fllutauaade in tl.e stream that r ns sighing below—
Are vanished and gone, but their memories still,
Float silently here, like dead leaves on t ie rill
No tempest can east on obltvi m’s score
'The flowers of love though they blossom no more!
Though a ileseit of feeling lav tdighted aroun I me—
All failed the hopes and the loVes that have outnl
bough the smiles of my joy and the tears of my
Ungreeted might fleet, and nnpitied might flow
Oh! still would thv voice, like a friend of the past,
Have a music to soften and soothe to the last,
Alul keep—though the balance in darkness might
One bright fount of feeling yet fresh in my soul!
H. R. J.
OF BOOK ANO FANCY JOB PRINTING
Will be neatly executed at the Officis of th..
Aml Riga n Democrat, on Mulberry Sircct.
Our collection oi Job Type is New
and comprises every vari
ety desirable, to
enable us 10
our work in a superior manner.
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‘nil-: i.O-T SHIP, OR ATL \NTIC STEAMER
X-w .Novel n. James —lhe l AE-.L liEIK
I us Days • f Qi Etv Laky.
Lif, OF JOHN V, . t-ALRuCN.
MUCOh, J utlC 2J, 1 if
DEMOCRATIC BANNER FREE TRADE; DOW DUTIEI; NO DEBT; SEPARATION FROM! BANKS; ECONOMY; RETRENCHMENT•
AND A STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTION.— J C. C\l ..MMOU.Y.
From the Charleston Courier.
THE CALHOUN MELTING JN N. YOUK.
Below we copy the admirable resolu
ions adopud by the New York Meeting.
\\ e have not seen a more logical and
convincing statement of political truth
than is here embodied', in language at
once chaste, clear and strong.
The meeting was called to order by
Doctor \\ ilson, who nominated Stephen
itasbrouck, ,M. D, us Chairman.
Lathrop S. Eddy, Esq., nominated the
following gentlemen for \ iee I'residents:
Charles A. Clinton, J. L. 11. McCrack
en, Robert Berney, Dupuis Mullins, M.
Go dsmith, M. 1)., Jno. A. Sternler, Lew
is P. (/'lover, Edmund S. Derry, John B.
Sclnueizel, George G. Glazier, John Le
counte, Robert Townsend, Thomas 6.
Gibbes, Jonn \V. Mitchell, John Haunt
ban, Peter AicLoug.m, Dr. F. T. I orris,
Ld.nimd M. Young, .mchael Gainey,
K. B. Cuthbert.
Henry P. Barber, Esq. nominated the
follow mg gentlemen lor sccretaiies
John Gommtnbid, J. 11. Brady, S. R.
Mac.Nevm, B. IS. Hart, Alexander Welts,
and il. l\iCe.o.mm.
James T. Brady, Esq. then addressed
the meeting, in a speech replete with
strong argument ana round sente, lie
was lo.towed by 11. P. Harder, Esq. and
William Wa.laec, E>q. of Keutuctcy.
Tlie jtesoluiio.is uuopted were uo fol
Wliereas, “It is all important to the
successful operation of our system of go
vernment, mat Hie tugliest otlice ot the
Union stiouid be Lie exclusive reward of
merit and services, siicu as may he wed
known to the whom country, so as to en
enable the people at targe to ior.ii u just
estimate of their value and of the c.iur
acter ttud motives ot him who render
ed them.” And whereas, at the pres
ent crisis of contusion ol parties, agna
tion of princip.os, and ot pressure upon
the commercial and productive pur.mils
of industry, it has oecoiue iiidispeiLaole
to tlie general well arc, that a man t»e se
lected lor the Presidency, who in addition
to Hie aoove named requisites, presents to
the consideration oi ms teuow citizens
such enlighten, and views of puolic policy
as woo.d, it carried out, pro nom Lie .no t
extensive commerce, mvi.e Lie invest
ment of capita!, and impart new life to
agncu.tura , mechanical and mc.uuu.ctu
ring pursuits ; ttiereioiv.
Keoo.ved, That contemplating to their
full extent these great onjects and g.ave
cousideratidlis, we feet bound to declare
our convictions, that John Caldwell
U .liiovn is pre-eminently qualified to
administer tlie General Government ac
cording to its true principles, and consis
tently with the best interests ot the peo
ple, and the progressive spirit of the age.
lieso.ved, l hat in our mauilestation
of preference for one of the candidates tor
the Presidency of tlie United States, we
have no wish or intention, to disparage
any of Ins democratic competitors tor
that distinguished station. On the con
trary, we am, us American < ittzeus, proud
of the great men ol our country,
out regaid to party, or birth puree,) as
forming an e.emeui Oi its greatness. But
we present rUr. Gatliouu as the candidate
of our choice, and we feel bound to set
forth toourieiiow citizens ol tne Union,
tlie following rea ous which have induc
ed this preicrcnee:
1. That Air. Calhoun has given such
prools of Ins clear views of our system
of government, of its constitutional pio
visions, and of state rights, as otlords a
guarantee that lie won and administer the
functions of the Executive Department
within the limits of the Coustitulion.
2. That he has already avowed the
measu.es of public policy tie would pur
sue, both with respect to external and in
ternal relations. “ free trade -low du
ties—no debt—separation from banks—
economy—retrenchment, and strict ad
herence to the cons tuition and we be
lieve that these measure are calculated to
preserve the Union, and ensure the liber
ty and pro .-parity ot tire puop.e.
3. That tie has entighun. and the popu
lar mind with regard to primary or ab
stract principles, and shown the vane of
their application to ail great questions of
national debate which have come up du
ring nearly thirty years. Mr. Cu.iinun
has so impressed his peculiar intellect
upon tlie national political mind, that
iliere is a constant recmrence to those
first principles now familiar as simple
truths, which were formerly derided as
his political abstractions.
4. Tout os the advocates of Mr. Cal
houn lor the I'residency, we do prefer
and will sustain him, not because he hap
pens to be from the North or South—not
because of any accidental preterence; but
because we know and estimate him as
that enlightened statesman, in whose
keeping may salely be entrusted the wel
fare not of one seetton only, but of the
whole country—because his lii<>h and
chivahous character w ill shield our coun
try from the first advances of [o.iticil
error—because he has always stood lonh
as t;ie champion of equal rights, and has
always been ready to itituj ose himself
equally to the untoward influences of a
i igb I. rill i lid nomud oligmcht, and
o lie be! a.- tig bee rim ol 11st k mail
tariff | robctit n— aim btcame l.e is u.e
man o. the pcO|.ie and loi the j.lojjlu u..d,
MACON, tVEDNES AY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1843.
' the prompt advocate ofpojnl ar rights and
human liberty. And whereas, rotation
in office is a cardinal principle of the De
mocratic theory of government; as Mr.
Van Burcn, in confirmation of this prin
cip e. Inis declared that “no one can ex
pect «r should desire to be always in of
fice under a government and institutions
like ours, and that he has enjoyed th it
privilege long enough to satisfy his ut
most ambition and again, “ with a po
litical ambition more dun sutified by the
many and distinguished honors which
have already been conferred upon hiui,
and with no higher aspirations, if there
be higher, than to occupy the station, en- j
joy the privileges, and discharge the du- 1
ties of an American G’itiz n,” \\'e, there
fore, responding to these laudable senti-1
ments ot An. Van liuren, me compelled
to believe that the outcry made by some
of his friends for his* renomlion to
and their strenuous exertions against tlie
district plan of sending delegates to the
national convenion, and against the *‘e
quill and exact jiutice” of the vole, and
count per capita, must be repugnant to
his lee.ing, and are evidently more inci
ted by selfish con ideratiotis than w ith
any view to nis wishes or advantage ; for j
they are all well aware Lint the “same!
principle which demands Ins restoration, ;
w r ou Ud in and also liie restoration o. a. I j
who lie and subordinate offices under him,
fro n the cabinet minister down to the
Keso.ved, Tnat the proposed reform of!
each Congressional l istiict electing, bv j
the direct vote of the voters of the Dis- |
tnct, its delegate to the National Uonven-!
non, is net only consistent with the rig'jt
mode of ascertaining the | opuiar wi',l,
1. Because this reform is perfectly con
sistent with constitutional ri'vht-; ns it
en;ib es each citizen to exercise with di-'
r.-ct efficacy his co iscieutio'ns preference |
in die choice of a delegate*, and takes no
thing fro n his rig.it of suffrage by hav- j
mg others substi'mi.d to eiect"a delegate
for him: in other words, to do th tt which
ho can do better and with less trouble for j
2. Because the usage of e’ecting dob -'
gates to a County Convent i m to elect'
delegates to a State Convention, which |
shall elect delegates to the National Con- i
ventiou, results in ;i delegation no less !
than three removes front the people. And
this political machinery to re nove, pow
eras far as possible from the bauds of the
rightful owners, is not consistent with de
3. Because the Constitution of the U.
States allots Presidential Electors to each
State, equal in number to the members it 1
sends to the House of Representatives,
and two electors for the State at large.
Hence the in.erence and right is clear,
that each Congress onal district should
also elect for itself a Presidential elector,
while the State at large shon'd elect the
two who correspond with the State rep
resentation in the Senate of the United
States. Therefore, in perfect consistency
with the fundamental principles of thaso
arrangements, each Congressiona' district
should elect in the most direct manner,
the delegate hy whom it shall be repre- i
sented in the National Convention.
Resolved, That the practice of voting
and of counting the votes, which lias
heretofore prevailed in our National Con
ventions to nominate Presidential candi
dates. is contrary to constitutional princi
ples, and repugnant to natural justice;
for, to vote p r capita, ad then count hy
States, in other words, to vote individu- j
ally, and then add the minority votes to
the majority votes of each State, and
count them all as majority votes, is such
a violation of truth and right as has uev
er prevailed in any legislative or deliber
ative body; and w*e believe, that this
shameless despotism over minorities, has
only been tolerated in this land of free
dom because of its not having been gen
erally understood by the people.
Resolved, That justice and a regard
for the equal rights of' the States require
that the delegates from the several States
ought to be appointed in an uniform man
ner, that in a Convention of delegates
from many States, the di legates from all
be pbiced on an e ptal footing ; thatahi s
equality is destroyed by one delegation
being appointed by a Stat ■ Convention;
voting a conso idated ticket, by which,
the votes justly belonging to a minority
in that State, which may sympathize with
a sufficient nuraVr of majorities in other
States, to make a fair majority in the
whole democratic party; are not on.y
silenced, but impressed into the service
of the majority, made to utter a voice
against their wishes, while delegations
from other States are elected hy districts 1
and voting per capita, are liable to lie, and
generally will Le divided in their votes ; ■
th.it it is unworthy the great State of .Y j
Yoik, too strong from its own numbers,
to desire to increase its strength dispro- 1
portionntelv by artificial combinations
alike oppressive and unjust to the minor
ity of their own political brethren in the
State and to other States having delega
tions e ected ty the peop’c in districts
nr.d liable therefore to be divided m their
votes, and that on this account, ns w«*ll
as for the reasons alieady as-igtied; the 1
State Convention a! out to assemble at |
Syu co e ought :o and c de that the X w
dchg te o the Nation e Convention ;
should be choscu Ly tl.e D-mouu:ic vo-1
ters in the several Congressional Districts
—one to each district, aid that each del
egate !>e allowed in convention to vote
independently according to tlie wishes
of the district sending him.
Resolved, That we art; utterly opposed
to all such precedents as voting individ
ually and counting by States, not only
for the self-evident injustice of the prin
ciple, but because its practical operation
enables two or three of the large States
in combination, to effect the nomination
of- such candidates as they prefer for the
Presidency and Vice Presidency; thus
forcing the smaller States to act as sub
ordinate in the matter. We are opposed
because there can be no harmony in the
Democratic party when there is not “e
--qual and exact justice.’ We are opposed
because such despotism of the larger
States, perfectly justifies the smal er
States, in self-preservation, to take such
steps as shall throw the election into the
House of Representatives, where they
can give the larger States, “measure for
Resolved, That while the friends of
the other Democratic candidates for the i
Presidency are favorah e to the Di ,trk:t
plan of sending delegates, ns well a- the
vote and count per capita in the. Conven
tin, we regret that many the friends
of Air. Van Bnren have taken a stand in
opposition to arrangements so obviously
constitutional and just. Have they any
doubts of the real popularity of tln*ir
candidate to n a';e them fearful of trust
ing hi p, to a Convention of delegates
eb'-ebid by the* people themselves—to a
Convention democratically organized and
voting and counting the votes like all
other representative bodies?
Resolved, ‘i hat while we reverence
the true voice of the people, and, would
extend to the honest convictions of eve
ry American citizen the same respect
which we claim for our own, yet we will
not bow dawn to any false image of
public opinion that the
of party may set lip: That while we are
ready to vie'd much lo the spirit of har
mony and democratic brotherhood, we
will yield nothing to political jugglery :
And we would remind the opponents of
popular representation, that shou and they
succeed in excluding any portion of the
party from a voice in the nomination of
President, they must at the same time ab
so ve the per.ons exemded troin all ob.i
gation to support their nominee at the
Resolved, That it confirms our faith
in tlie intel.igence of the people to per
c ive the increasing popularity of Air.
Calhoun in all parts of the Union, the
efforts of a cordon of organized presses,
and the proscriptive re-echoes of a host of
ejecte I officials to the contrary notwith
standing. We therefore recommend to
friend-; of Air. Calhoun in every part of
the United States, to hold meetings in or
der to act in concert with each other for
the sake of the cause, the man, and tlie
country. And we call upon his friends
in the several wards of this city to organ
ize themselves to act in vindication of
their constitutional rights when necessa
sary. Messrs. Robert Townsend Ed
mund S. Derry, Job : decker, E. B. Hart,
Stephen lltshrouck, James L. Statton
and George Dixey are hereby appointed
(with instructions to fill vacancies as they
may occur, in their number) as a special
committee to call meetings and assist in
forming ward Democratic Constitutional
Resolved, That I. L. 11. McCracken.
E nanuel B. Hart and John Hecker.be.
they are hereby appointed a Committee
on behalf of this meeting to draft an ad
dress to the people of the United States,
setting forth the grounds of preference
for John C. Calhoun as the Democratic
candidate for tlie Presidency.
From the Canton (Mis?) Democrat.
Ever trii'* to the genius of sycophancy
and petty gossip, many papers of the Uni
ted States, and especially at the north,are
fi kd with aniionncenijiits, wondering
conjectures, and gaping curiosity about
the Countess of Bes-ingto.i and one
D'Orsay, wh i rejoices in the appellation
oi Count. The fir-t is a sii|*eranu.ited
wo nan of fashion, who has made up some
vo.times of common p ace tra-h, filled
with the fashionable follies of dissipation.
She has been long* known to those who
arc familiar with what Cobbett calls the
“gin an I whiskey of literature.” The
other individual of the male gender, is r -
markable far nothing but being a first
rate fop. If as such he is worthy the at
tention of the American public, that same
public, is more contemptible than he.—
’Tis said that fie once wrote a book, and
if never to have seen it*, argues ignorance
and rusticity, we are assuredly among
the guilty ; and what is worse we arc con
tent with that dep orable state. It is cer
tainly udt as great a book as ‘Shakspeare’
or ‘Johnson’s Dictionary,’ or it would
have made its appearance among the vul
gar; though it is perhaps the case that it
circulates only among the upper circles,
and has not come down to the Atiglo-
S ixon Americans. G.ie newspaper edi
tor, and dabbler in small literature has
said, that fie would rather see D'Orsay’s
d:?crption of Niagira, than that of arty
other mail livi ig. hwo id nodo.)b(be
of a sub.J.ae mid taking cliar-c.er; We
once heard of a knight of the needle, (we
speak rospectfully,) who visited the great
cataract, and gave tis Ids ‘first impression’
that it won and tie a good place to sponge a
coat; alluding to the falling mist. D’Or
say would probably say, that the scene
would be much more attractive, if the
spray was composed of il eou de vieil ” or
“ bo'juet de Caro iae.” Greet concern is
manifested, because exalted dignitaries
travel incog. If they should corn:; and
go without being seen, the consequences
tq,the country would ha disastrous, and
tlie injury irreparable. He who sees
them will be happier than the man,whose
optics were blessed with the sight, of
Sterne’s man with the big nose. The
American public ought to scorn to know
or enquire the whereabout of these titled
lazaroni, or whether they said any thing
about us. The practice of making a pro
digious fuss over the English who come
here, has been so common, that these in
dividuals seem to have made an attempt
to avoid it • but some of our tattling,con
temptib'e editors, with a curiosity and
sycophancy which would disgrace tlie
chamber-maids and! foot men of a village
inn, are reporting their every motion and
movement, and enquiring of all the
world, what they will do, or where they
will go next.
We find in die Boston Atlas of the Till
inst, the following account of an instance
of mercantile honesty:
S une time, we beiieve, in the month
of November, 1811, the mercantile house
of Shelton, Brothers & < of this city—
borne down by' the uncommon pressure
of that lime—found it necessary to sus-.
pend the payment of their debts, and to J
do eup the business of tlie firm. Their
creditors, after an investigation of their j
concerns, agreed to receive fifty per cent,
of the amount of their respective de
mand:, and release the house entirely
f oin their obligations. This agreement
was entered into by all the crcditois.—
The stipulated per centage was paid, and
the demands cancelled. Since the time
of the failure of the house, Alrf Henry
Shelton, one of tlie partners has departed
Philip S. Shelton, E-q., the surviving
partner, proceeded, with undaunted and
per-evering energy, to wind up the con
cerns of the 6ld firm, and lo commence
business anew, oy ins own account. In
his new enterprise,- we arc happy to say
that he has been piosperous—and that
he has made most honorable use of his
pros|ierity. Oil Tuesday last, he made a
new dividend among all his creditors, of
twenty-five percent, upon the full amount
of their cancelled demands against his
former house, paying out to them the
aggregate sum ot "forty thousand dollar
for which they had no claim upon in *
wh itever. This payment was entirely
voluntary on his part —and it has been
made, not only lo individual creditors,
but, in some instances, to rich corpora
tion, by whom the loss would not have
Anecdote cf Ciikvercs. The
Echo de Vesone relates the following an
ecdote of Archbishop Chevertis. After
the disastrous fire at Balius, which plung
ed so many families in ruin, the Arch
bishop commenced a collection for the
sufferers, which, although very product
ive, was still less than lie could have de
sired. When he had exhausted all the
ordinary appeals to the benevolence of
the people of Bordeaux and its neighbor
hood, he learnt that a grand ball was
about to take place at Bordeaux, and in
the midst of it he presented himself to
the astonished dancers. The music im
mediately ceased, and tlie and mcers stood
still. “Goon,” said the Archbishop, “i
am not come here to he a tr tible fete':'
But the respect of the company for tlie
Archbishop would not allow them to con
tinue. “ Well, then,” said he, “if you
will not dance, 1 must have a wal z for
m,-self,” and making a signal for the or
chesira the music was resumed, and the
company again look their places. The
Archbishop offered his hand to the lady
nf the hou e and went round the circle
with an open purse, collecting subscrip
tions lor the sufferers of Saliris. It is
needless to say t.iat he had an abundant
From the Knickerbocker, for September.
EDITORS TABLE:—THE PERSONAL MAN
NE.t OF WASHINGTON.
What a personal presence was that of
the Fatii. k of his Country ! All
accounts agree, in this. We heard an
old gentleman say, not long ago, that
when a clerk in Philadelphia, he used to
walk two or three squares every morn
ing, to meet Washington as he caine
down Market street to his quarters. ‘The
dignity,’ said he, ‘of his movements, the
lirace of his salutation, and the calm
sweetness of his smile, were beyond de
scription or comparison.’ Sitting the
other clay on a long, scarcely a stone’s
throw from where Andre was captured,
and not far from the little Sleepy-Hollow
church, we conversed an hour with a
revolutionary patriot, tremulous with the
p i'sy of age, who pointed out to us the
spot, overthj Tappan Sea which lay be
iore us; where Andre was hung, and
where, on that day, the troops ‘spread
out thick and black a long way from the
gallows.’ He lived at Verplanck’s Point,
close by, when Arnold came down in his
barge, and went on board the Vulture,
all which he himself saw. ‘They fired
two cannon at the barge,’ said he, ‘from
this side : having got news of the treason
by express ; but the gun burst at the se
cond discharge, and took off the legs, to
the thighs, of one poor fellow, who was
brought to our house, but he died, in two
hours.’ ‘The army then lay at Bedford,’
continued the old veteran ; ‘and l saw
6fen. Washington almost every day. He
was a noble-looking man; his counte
nance was terribly pleasant. He did not
talk much, but even the little children
fairly loved him ; and they used to gath
er about tlie door of his marquee every
morning, to see him ; and he used to pat
their heads and smile on them; it was
(beautiful to see.’ How uniform and uni
versal is this ‘testimony of the eye’ in the
recollections of Washington.
F o i the Portland American. *
Young Air. Converse, who was so
roughly treated by three ruffians, at New
Orleans, a short time since, has publish
ed a statement which adds to the myste
ry of the transaction. He says that an?
other attempt on his life was made on
the night of August 22d; when he was
passing through the yard fie saw a man
level a pistol at him; but before it could
be fired, he himself fired at the man who
instantly rar. off. He publishes two notes
which had been left by some unknown
person at his brother’s house, where fie
lives, one of them being stuck in the key
hole. They are in the words following.
Note First.— “ You have escaped;
your life is safe on one condition ; if you
attempt to do any business for Wm. J.
Ryan 6c Cos., until his return, you shall
die the death, as sure as my name is
You have proved yourself no coward ;
this is not to frighten you. Beware.
Note Second. —“ You have heard
said that the pitcher that goes often to
the well gets broken at last. Twice you
have escaped ; and if it had not been for
your spunk, last night would have been
your last. You must desist from doing
any thing for Bryan, as I told you. The
reason why you shall never know. You
can’t catch me. Do nothing whatever,
mid wheißhe returns you can do as you
like. You will never hear from me
more. Ido not wish to kill you, but I
shall do it if you do not take my warn
ing. I have promised—l am paid to
prevent you doing business while he is
absent. Take my advise, and live.”
THE FEVER AT RONDOUT.
Alayor Morris, of New York, has pub
lished the following note:
liondnut, Sept. 5,1843. —We, the un
dersigned, from a full investigation of
the character of the febrile disease now
existing at Rondout—an investigation
based upon the features of the disease iu
the living and the appearance of the in
ternal organs after death—have arrived
at the following conclusions:
1. The disease is a Bilious Remittent
Fever, with a great tendency to assume
the typhoid type.
2. So far as our personal knowledge
extends, and so far as we cau learn from
others, we are decidedly of opinion that
there has not been a single case of Yel
low Fever in this locality, nor has there
been a single case accompanied with the
black vomit peculiar to that disease.
3. As regards the question of the con
tagious nature of this disease, our opin
ion in tlie negative is equally decided.
JAMES R. MANLEY, M. D.
SAMUEL FORRY, M l).
Os New York City.
EDWIN JEWETT, M. I).
AVc infer from the following, which
we take from the Madisonian, that if is
the intention to use the broom in the offi
ces at Washington. It is a work much
needed. There is a vast deal of puppy
ism among the clerkships of the depart
ments. A purification is decidedly ne
cessary. When at Washington, we vis
ited the Treasury Department, and in
trying to find the Secretary’s office, in
quired of a super-refined, dapper cleric
the way to it. He stuck his quizzing
glass to his eye, surveyed tire structure
of our boots and the texture of our cloth
deliberately, and then drawled out—
•‘ Demme, sir—do you t ike me for a por-’
But to the extract:—
“ We have never been the advocate of
•general sweeps’ in Washington or else
where ; but nevertheless, we think in
common with others, that among the six
or eight hundred office-holders in this
District, at least a fourth of the number
every four years might, with advantage
to the Government, give way for others
‘fresh from the people.’ ”
A new weapon! —lsaacc Homey was
held to hail in Philadelphia the other day,
for pelting the windows of Rosanna Si
ferhelt’s house with— apple dumpling.-.
Procrastination is the thief of time.