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A New Way

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The Albany Patriot tells the following temperance story. We suspect we have no laws in this State, eilher common or statute, tiiat would give similar damages. Willsome lawyer enlightenthe public as to the foasibility of this ncw mode of propagaling temperance ? UA rich rumseller out in Berne, this county, sold hts poison profusely to an elderly gentleman who has long been the slave of the liquor tippetite, and hns disappointed nll the efTorls of his family to reclaim him. Aftection, tears and entreaties have proved powerless and tri vain. -Mr. J. R. Ward, one of ourtrue and resolute reformers, gave the vender fair warning, if ho sold his f rany more liquor he should holdhim responsible at the bar of logal justice. The olfence was repeatcd. Mr. Ward at once, true to his word, directed Qtfk Allen, Esq. one of the best read temperance lawyers in this part of the State, to commence B suit for the recovory of two thousand dollars damages. The vender awoke after a few days as from a. dream, and begun lo remember that J. R. Wrd is nol a man to take n rash step, or to take back his word. The Inwyer too told hlm his case was a bad one - Hecidedly so. OíF he runs lo Mr. W. to make his peace, whose reply is, " the law had better take its course." No, he insisted, he did not want to pay two thousand dollars, but was ready to do what was right, or what they, Mr. Ward and Mr. Allen, gaid he must do ! Well, said Mr. W., I don't want your money, a red cent of it. You know I don't. This action was commenced to stop your selling rum, and that you must do or take the consequence. The miserable man at once caved in - forked over four X.s by way of costs - bound himself to quit selling liquor, and left the action hangin? over his head to secure the fulfilment of his promise." flC Mr. Gordon, Whig candidate for Congress has been asked by certain gentlemen, this question : " Would you, undor any circumstances, help to elévate to office a slaveholderor his npologist ; and will you, if elected, do all you can, consti'utionally, to overthrow the slave power of this nation ?" Mr. Gordon is not yet prepared to give an affirmative answer, only in "general". He says in reply : "While as a general principie, I might say that I would support no slavehoJder or his npologist for office, still among the ten thousand situations in which a man under our government may be placed, it is extremelv difficult to sny, that under any circiimslances, I might not feel it to be n duty to vote for a person who owned slaves. To me it appears that the adoption of such a principie without qualification, might serve to defeat the very object which it was intended to promote." A column more follows this paragrph, bul this is the gist of the matter, and is another evidence of the radical diíference bet ween Whigs and Liberty men. Theantislavery Whigs wish toput down Slavery, but they wish to do it by filling the national offices with Slaveholders. - Liberty men cannot yct see the wisdom of this courso. LÏ Washington papera nnr.ouneo that ihc Government will hcrcafier require the Mexicana to raisc coniributious for tac support of our armics, instead of pnying for evcry thing. Thio is in c'ircct confravetuion f the piedle given by Gen. Taylor in liis proclamation, which reads (Iius : " We come among the people of Mexico as friends and republican brchren, and all who receive us as such shall be prolecled, whüst all who are seduced into the army of your dictator shall be treated as enemies. We shall want from you nothing but food for our army, and for THIS YOU SHALL BE PAID IN CASH THE FULL VA LU E." Lr A clcrgyirmn whosa mime hns cscapcd us, writea to the A. S. Bugle an account of n visit to Rev. Mr. Fairbankp, an old echoolmate of his, now in the Kcntucky Penlientiary for bain" concerncd wïth Miss Webster, not in slavestcaling, but in üavc-Ube.rat':on. lic snys, - "I walked up from ihe prison, throuch the city, and scated mysull' on a summit where the leople were cons'anily pnssinp, From previnus conversation which J had in the city beforc entering ihe prison, wiih different persons, and also at this time wiili those who were passing, I found myself endangcred by my visit to the prison. I was also informeel that the peoplo of Kentucky had agreed amorío tlipnisclvcs to assnsjinate Mr. F. at the expiraron of his term in prison in a shameful rnanner. I found it necessary forme to Icavo on bonrd the cars, which thing Í did in aslnrt tiinc afier. and fled to the next city where I was soori pursucd. Men with their dirks and oiher wcipona etnlUcJ about me threatening me with immedinie deatli ! My blood seemed to chili in my veins whilo a villainous man placed his dirk to my brenst, looked up towards heavcn exclaiming by the power of God nnd his throne. i h 'i t he would piorce my heart if I denied the charg'-s pref'erred cgainst me., on ih'j subject o! visitiug an old comrjJu in .Siaie'e prison who had assistetl claves, liy soft words and persuasive argunients. I cscnpcl froïn the munlcrcr, anc! Whilo they were gatliering by hundreds to take and lynch me. I escapcd by tho care, aud eteered my COU18? to Tennessco by way of the Cumberlunii iiver.-'.