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E 3 her she had taken care to provide for• her fu ture life, Many years passed over. Always in motion, they made many acquaintances, but no immanent friends. , Suddenly, the old lady died, and without having time to do any thino. for Res?. This was in a foreign cap:- ital-Vin Germany. Ruse, who had become quite a woman of business, wound up the old lady's affairi; and, after paying herself the balance of her salary, caused the produce of the lady's effects to be remitted to the bankers in London. All they knew of the lady was, • that she had left with them a power of attor ney to receive her dividends, and pay them to her order. The cause of the lady's eccen tricky had been some family affairs; and she had never given Rose the slightest clue to her relations. Therefore Rose determined, when she returned to England, to -apply to Mr. Faber. lie-was gone abroad. But, in the meanwhile, - her funds were being ex hausted; and she sought employment, an 4 found it in the way I have described. Posi• tively she had no other means of identifying herself than by giving my name and address. Observe, good reader, if I were afraid of that bugbear of the super-wise, "improbability," I should not dare to record the fact of that sin gular "coincidence," which brought Rose face in face ‘vitli her seducer, the very night when the by-fluty and the virtue, the character and property of Eliza were alike to be sacrificed to his cupidity. "Probability" would not have made Rose mention' my name; and we should not have been brought, in contact till • after the marriage ceremony, when the dis covery would only have aggravated the suf.- ering. In a few days after Mr. Faber and his fam ily returned, when all Rose's story was con firmed. Ire put her in a way of discharging her lust duties to her eccentric friend. She was at once engaged at a handsome salary by "Aunty;' wWI whom she departed for the place of the latter in —shire. As fur Eliza', her pride supported her. Hail she loved Crayford more, she would have suffered more. She has found a more worthy partner. Mary has long been mine. THE INPAM Y OP FEDERALISM • The Belfast (Maine,) Journal, in noticing the hostility of federal leaders, to the prebent war with Mexico, brings up some reminiscen ces of the same party, during the war of 1 . 812, which we should think far from agreeable.— They consist of two toasts drank in that town at a federal celebratipn, with approbation.— To show fhe sameness of federalism a third of a,cetitev since, and now, we givo those 'specimens of fe 'eral patriotism. One toast reads thus: "The Donoct'als—Their hats off and thor kends in Mein." • The second toast was against the soldiers, and breathed a similar thought. It' reads thus: "The &Idler's Bounty Land—Let it be six feel by Iwo." The men now living who drank and cheer ed these infamous toasts are still federalists— are changed only in name. In tb war of 18- l 2 they called themselves federalists, 'now. they call themselves Wags. The ,Belfast Journal, in connection with these events, gives the following from a re cent number of the Lynn Pioneer, a bitter Whig sheet, which, in speaking of the brave 'man volunteering to fight the battles of their countri, exultingly says: "Many of the boys were induced to enlist in the Mexican war by promise of land; and it is no more than just to our government to say that some 20,000 have already had their portion (six feel by two!) alloted them, and are ROW in inalienable possession of it." In commenting upon those facts, the Trum bull Democrat, says: "We need not go out of this town for men who have expressed themselves in similar terms rela•ive to our brave army. Frequent ly have they expressed the wish that every man who went to fight in this 'unjust and murderous' war as they term it 'would leave their buries to bleach on the burning sands of Mexico'—not even being willing: he should have his bounty land, 'two by six.' Mark the'se toriesnd record' their words, for the day is coming t hen they will deny their treason able opposition to this war, the same as do those nho pposed the last war." it Cinxns3 NEws.—The Cunse of the Lute Trouble beheeen.the British and the Chinese.. The New York Sun has received files of the Hong Kong Regalia, which exhibit the origin .of the diiieulties between_ the British and the Chinese, which at our last udvices had MIS .el the warier of six Flnglislitnen and the exe ,coti of four Chinese: “it seems the Chinese authorities granted to the British Agent,, Sir John Davis, a piece of land at Homan, to be a foothold for the English. The Chinese people, jealous of this movement, showed so lunch opposition that Sir John Davis consented to take another piece of ground in lieu of the first, butt the owners of the land would not give it an unless they, received .t.:580 an acre for it. This being an exorbitant sum, and the natives having lone el bands to resist any settlement by the Eng,• lush, it had to be abandoned. 11l will arose, al Englishman dared not trust himself at distance from the lactoriis, and at last six ven turesome ones were supposed by the Chinese to be swing out to possess the land, and, as might be expected, killed. Several Chinese were beheaded on suspicion of having cam milted this.aarocity, but the native organiza tions still continue, and are determined to pre• vent British aggression. A great disturbance' has broken out at Tseun-chow in Kwang-se. Upwards of 50,000 of the people have risen in arms against the authorities, the District Mag istrate of Tseun-chow has been killed, and his YIIMIIII been taken possession of, with all the kulney in the Treasury. The rebels are tons "ters of Tseun-chow, nnd , tt is said, they are meditating an attempt to take possessi o n of the two neighboring Prefectures., 'lag-!o and Nanning." Ere rs OY SEs RBITY.—The folloor.ing from a-late uttniber of the Troy (N. Y.) Post, is mi . awful result of a resort to bride force, on the part of a parent. Many of our legis lators recognize children as ,the property of the State; and We agree with them Pt senti ment. What do they say should be •done. with any parent, as a guardian of this propply, who shows that he can forget his obligations? There are many, in every com munity, no more considerate shout their duty to children than this man has proved himself. -of A g i r l by the name orMary Donohugh, about 12 or 13 years of age, who had had been liv - tug out at service, was sent home, being 15116- ',octed of dishonesty, some things that she • bad take» being found at home, where she told they were presents. Her father took a ' and gave her a terrible and inhuman beating, of the effects of which she died oil „Mondav last, one week after the punishment was inflicted; she was buried yesterday.- - The father who Is an industrious and trust worthy (flan, is almost e.rezy at the sad result of his ill juiged treatment of his only duigh ter." AssisaniATioN.—They do this very coolly in Arkansas. The Eldorado Union of that , state gives an illustration. One Romulus Casey had announced his attention of taking the life of William J. Pate. The latter met the former with a rifle on his shoulder, guess ed at his purpose, retreated, borrowed a gun, followed him to a store where he was making purchases, ordered the store keeper to mathl aside, deliberately shot him, the discharge ta king effect in the thigh; and Casey ran to the back door, fired the second barrel and killed - NOT GOMM...Dr. LBW'S ALLIN, who has been on trial in Bunlo fur committing a rape on a young girl in that city in June last, was, on Thus Jay 14st. deflersj by the Jury "not gulliy," • THE OBSERVER. "The World le Governed too Mach." E R 1 E, P A SATURDAYIMORNING, APRIL 8, 1848. FOR CANAL commis9io:4Eft, ISRAEI PAINTER, OF WESTSIORELXND. (I7*Ttios. 11. tmason is a duly authorized agent to procure . subscribers fur this paper. Our thanks are duo to those of our cotemporaries who have so Rh-41y noticed our forth• Coming Tri-weekly. We will take the earliest opportunity to repay the obligation. Marshal for the Western District - - • We learn that the President has appointed JOWY KRATLY, Esq., of Clarion county, Marshal of the Western district of Pennsyl vania, vice Hon. Arnold Plumer, resigned.— This is an excellent appointment. Mr. K. is a gentleman of ability, and - a democrat of the right sort. Besides the excellence oitho appointment, it is a flattering ,tribute to the indomitable democracy of Clarion county. • i Ex-President Van Buren arrived in Philadelphia the latter part of last week, and was the guest of Henry D.Uilpin, with whom lie • tended to 'remain a few days. A public dinne vas tendered him by his democratic friends, w ith he declined. Gone BaCk. Col. Richardson, a protninent supporter of c ii Gen. Taylor'in Louisiun T has gone liank to the democratic ranks, ecause he * believed Gen. Taylor to ben whi . _ 'l, Odd Follows. - An exchange papersaY there are in the United, State more than ,000 Lodger, with 100,Q0Ci members, who pay for the relief of destitute families and sicli i brothers ii" 52.00,000 a yeari By the by, we had forgot to notice the institution of a new LOge ,of this older in thin place, week beforellasi, by D. IX G. M., 0. D. Spofford, called the Philallelia Lodge,',No. 299. This ii the fourth lodge in the 'county, and the sec I nd one instituted since tile establishment of a paper here in opposiion to the order. 17w rate of increase of membership has been it about the same proportion—or about 'ten for every article wrote against them. Oar Trl,•Weekly and tho Gazette . The editors of the Gazette intimate a de termination to commence the publication of a tri-vieekly, paper, provided Congress removes the postage on Newspapers'. under thirty . miles. We hardly know what to think of This move—we would fain believe the an nouncement is, made honestly- 1 m appearan ces certainly indicate it to be a mere foil to prevent some of its friends from placing their names on otn books. When they proposed to issue a daily, we stood aloof, knowing .% ell that two coal not succeed. When they gave uplhat enterprise, we were urged by many to undertake the publication of a Tri 'weekly. We issued a prospectus, and our liberal minded business cotemporaries, say to their friends, in so many - words, don't put your names down fur this "Iticofoco" Observer —wait a while, and maybe, if we can make any thing by it, we'll publish -the Gazette tri-weekly. We say this appears to be the whole drift of their announcement. If some such motive as this had no influence, why an nounce their determination with a "proviso," which "proviso" there has been no movement yet in Congress to remove? "Live and let. live," is our motto, I nd although politically opposed to the props tors of the Gazette, we I nd although at their pros city, and will certainly never throw a straw in the way of their suc cess is business. The Tri-weekly Observer, however, is bound to succeed-without a "pro viso" or an "if" or an "and"—all the dogs in the manger in christendom, who will neither eat themselves or let any one else eat, can't prevent it. 111 , ark it! IRELAND Whatever concerns the - "green isle of the ocean" and its inbabitants;exciies a warm in terest in the breast of every true son of Amer ce. She hati.puured thousands and thousands of her warm-hearted and hardy eons upon our shores, until from the Lakes to the Gulf and from Ocean to Ocean, their • influence is felt And seen. Nl.Thene‘:er we have had battles to fight, canals to dig, rail roads to build, their ready hands have been the first to be offered and employed. In our war of Independence, in our last collison with (heat Britain, in•our difficulties with the Indian tribes, and in the present war with Mexico, the sons of Erin have been the•first to advance end the last to retreat. Brave to a fault., and regardless of personal danger, wherever On officer has been found ready to lead, they have willingly and cheerfully followed. From beneath the walls of'Quebec to the gates of Mexico, every bat tle field has drank the‘bloodof Ireland's sons. What wonder, then, that when the death knell of monarchy came booming and distinct across the waters from the shores of Republican France, all eyes turned instinctively to Ire land—dawn .tiredden, oppressed and starving Ireland! Knowing, as we did, that her cup of bitter ness was full to overflowing, and that the love of liberty was strong within her breast, we expected that the torch of Revolution, so unexpectedly lit in France; would kindle a fire across the channel that would make Eng land:tremble. In this we have thus far been mistaken—the guant farm of famine holds his septro with too steady a hand. Hunger, want and pestilence are the daily and nightly companions of the entire Irishpeople. They.go forth with them in the morning, and - come in at noon-day. They hover about their heads at the twilight hour, end beneath the' silent watches of the niglit, breath their poisonous breath upon the face of the bleeper. The very air seems !aden with disease and death. Food that others would turn from with loath ing and t disgust, has been sought for with eagerness and devoured with avidity. _Not even the generous assistance furnished, so plentifully and so promtly by the people of the Union, or the partial measures of relief, restored to by the British government, have had the effect of checking or relieving the want and dest4tion of the Irish people. And thus stands Ireland now—the failure of crops for the last few years, andtheopp_res sion of the Britiskpovernment, have reduced her to the lastextremity. That government has done its worst, and should the fires of rev olution once break forth, and war and blood shed run riot through the land, we .do no, see lEMI how it could•add to as well die with arm z; for freedom, as by et , people thus situated fear. If they remain out a sickly existene , . want knawing , at th forward they have ev • revolution in France by imaginary lines— , Europe already begin. and ere another twel I pect to see its fires b • top, even to the don will be the time fur I with a determination hateful alliance. De the blow, while ma. ay will add vigor to h oppressors, and she w free! In the mean ti e, starving4—her best ' m. way-side, to die! r"I says a cotompary, "it that rn appeal to 'the half of suffering vain. I Heretofore to ceive, and while o into one country, the awful glory o fed the starving a bounty, Can we graneries less Alen hearts less aensiti tyl ,When our p higher prices the for cavity's sake. another appeal to fivitless. There• son for the exercis formerly. The rej utterly exhausted, among them. Th eminent has- been has dune all that hearts aro not pal the call for relief !antic, by a kindre, We do not doub in the United Slat sympathies of our or Ireland will be War hangs like a We knew not the may shake the Far the nations. the continent end ered up, and appli fearful struggle tha then will attempt vation from !relit'', of the battle field? not the people America is now that hope, we are MIZE We have been furnished with a pamphlet copy of the speech s of General Casey delivered in the Senate on the 17th, during the discus= sion of the Ten Regiment bill. It is a mss terly effort, and a triumphant vindication of the war policy of the admiaistratiorr and of the ptsition of the D nincratic party. Nobl has the General disc arged the duty MO A appeared to devolve u L n lain as Chairman o the Military Commits i e, to repel the assaults cif the opposition upon the administration, of Vhich . the discussiii i in Made the occasion ! • will prevent our pub ;When the campaign be on acceptable trea The position of Gel the committee of mi very 'delicate and ar l throughout the ses:i. l attack; hut lie has b. and equipped in , dere its honor. A spirit arrays mnrked his c; lic stations which 11> been mani l versies in the Senate honor and character account particularly I held him in such hi him with so many A most flattering an patriotic services is ing letter from the of sands of his life wer' fast,runiiing out. A man who can boast of such a tribute need not fear the assaults' of factious politicians. tiIiRMITAGH, July, 1843. My DE:AR Sm: 1 have the pleasure to ac knowledge your ve y friendly letter of the 25th of May last. It cached we in due course of mail; but such we e my debility and afflic tions, that I have be n prevented from reply ing to it until k now; and even now it is with great difficulty that I write. In return for your kind expression ] , have to remark, th', my dear General, wi retationa, both privat, shoed between us, d my Administration.. in your abilities and invited you to my forget with what di met those great and were brought before aver the Departmen you to my thanks, a ed with the most livi by mr. But what has en American, was then, as our . minister at Pa treaty, and which, and fearless resp Ons• cation by France—al Britian , to change ou her mistress pi the s tionul independerice, but of all Enropei e the tyrant on every coin obtained the sa treaty, (WITH THH TY OF W AsnirioTox national character an safety,) then indeed harps upon the willo' tional independence repeat, to your tales responsibility, w•e ar thrown over us fro which the ratificatio by France would hay, this act, the thanks and the applause of yottis; and for this n thanks. I admired the co Senate in urging his his energy will carr session of Congress England a language stand—that WH w►L 00T/ATED OUT OF HEREAFTER. Receive assurance teem. A To the lion, Lim suffering. ' idea may in their hands, fighting Irvatlon and disease. A have Jnothing more to quiet, they but linger to ultimately die with 1. it viols. If they go ry thing to hope. The swill not be bound. by iho whOle of continental 1. to 'feel its influence, o month, we may c.c azing from every hill I nes of Russia. Then eland to strike—strike o free herself from her pair will lend energy to dened by hunger, fren er efforts, to cast la the ill succeed—she will be however, her people are !it laying down by the this state 'of things," is'impossible, we think, American people, in be nd, could be made in / .ek of us haadoeen to re- I: rmies carried victory lering our nation . with , we at the same time Ins of Ireland with our do so again? Are our Illy supplied? Are our the claims of humani , etacommanded much (present, we gave them le cannot believe that i benevolence would be lye fear, even more rea this charity now, than i rces of Ireland are more even hope itself is dead I tervention of the Gov- - vain. Private charity .uld do—but American they will respond to d to them over the At li.' suffering people. t the friends of Ireland . *ill again appeal to the plei They must do it— a howling wilderness. cloud over Europe.— out when the thunder , nd the lightning blast ears and energies of England, will be gath is preparations, for the ME IN, In 1 ems impending. Who vent the horrorsot etar - ore awrul than those Who can, who will, if f the United States?— re and's only hope—and =ore, will not prove fruit- ZEME! I .f the bill referrekto was 'he length of the speech fishing it at . present.— . .tidy commences it will to our readers. . Cass as chairman of litary affairs, has been °nous, and he has been n a tominent i object of !en found always armed 'lce of the country and exulted patriotism has 'rear in the elevated pub ! has, filled, and this has est in the late . contrc - involving so nearly the If our country. On this vas it that Gen. Jackson h esteem, and brinered rks of his confidetice.— touching tribute to his ontuined in the follow- hero, written when the . with regard to myself, t I shall ever recollect, h grert satisfaction, the • andiofficial, Which sub- rig the greater part of Having full confidence republican principles, I labinet; and I can never cretion and talents you delicate question which you whilst you presided of War, which entitled d will be ever recollect ly feelings of frietdship ] tired you to every true ble stand which you took, is, against the quintuple y your talenti, energy, bility, defeated its ran& treaty intended by Great internationa laws, make .eas, and destroy The na not only of our .n country, id enable her to become ocean. Had Great Bri- I cam' of France to this tAra DISGRACRELIL 'IAEA -so disreputable to our ;injurious to our national. ye might have hung our ye, and resigned our na o Great Britian. But, I ts, energy, and fearless indebted for the shield thelimpending danger I of the quintuple treaty : brought upon us. For of every true American :very true republican are / ble act I tender you my- I rse , of Pr. Linn in the Oregon bill; and I hope it into a law at the next They will speak, to which she will undef- NOT SUBMIT TO BB NO VA TERRITORIAL ! MONTS lof my friendepih end es -IDREW JACKSON. 3 CABB. Prom Mexico; FbrsegtonekncePie Erie • CAMP PEAR MIRK, Februa'y 25 'MESSRS. EDITOIIB..--"In these ‘, l times of peace" one grasps wit grip, at the very shadow of news in fact, to vary the form of th , , nothing more; 'Tie so With us, suppose you and yoursubscribers -removed from - the frailties com ask'not to say aye, aye, to the i misee. Under this impression I have c, bore you with an account- of the and (so far as it has proceeded) Signor Don :thardname) Gonzale of Guerrillas. .About six days a,gothe comma of the district despatched an of e: men of the 33 Dragoons, to.the irera, about thirty miles distant, "Dan." The command made th. , before daylight in the morning were placed all aboufit, and when was in order, the gent was woke . formed that he was a prisoner. course raised what might, in chart - be called a pow wow among th who through the "padre" or priest his release. Bu it was • , no!go l brought to Mier nd placed in do . meut. _ I"council of war' I Murges read to the ould appear that II re taken (' . prison(' n the sp . ring of !, is word of honor r again to raise al ly exchanged, or Yesterday the vened and the el From these it MeMlll Texan rangers I was paroled on peaceful life, ni hand unti t lega chided. Madge, it is affirm and in one or two st "Los Yankees" ules of honorable • m s wherein:he ke con cr, and a, 1 false wilt', sees" I cc. 'ln doing thi or all the time th .cepted the parol 8t and September • uld for these, onl, his period he w i at: ho shall surpass IM .oransweri: "I wt iles at the time t he is so designs ) and during thi t head-quarters set Moreover the pr ' This sacred wards violated, bore arms:agai all established denies all the pr with unsoldierl "by competen min his innoc• ges to account ed since he a. months of Aug I suppose he w torious that at nailes. But s nine The Sig ter under Caul capture, (in fa. 'specifications,' months I was I pay accounts." to it. Gonzales,is stature, slight, igent eye and calculated.to e Our witnes• Mexicans will cleared "by II ly scared to c la glory. There is bu sued toward if infraction yo 1. man about forty 'y silvered with gra countenance, and cite_interest. ,es are good, but I think the out-steenr us, and tie Don be sf.skin of his teeth,7 sufficient re him of all taste or Guerril- t one line of conduc to be pur ese gentlemen. F• l r the first must "reasoq with tcm," (that lem,fifty lashes) and the second is ust "adjudicate upon," (under understand, hang th m by the :s them.) They don appreciate 1 yankee lenity is to them but so es of fear and cowardice on our e it be. "OMEGO." • means give t) offence you n this term we I neck, God ble • our character many eviden part. So mo leat Iron Master's _Convention ff at Harrisburg lately, appears I hatically "went into, labor and !a more." Its sayings and do !reate a,iiple in the stream of certainly did not ralsel a storm on ocean. These conventions to te interest are arrant humbugs ( theyt never result in:any good— has awakened even less interest s predecessors. The correspond ' iladelphia Bulletin, in speaking, ir'The g' which came I, to have em brought fort! ings hardly. time—as it . the political forward priv at the best and this one than any of i ant Of the P of it, eayg: I , r o; resolutions have been passed, es delivered, and a great number ' other edibles devoured. It was tion to'roast Congress for rein !' of '42, and fricasse Mr. Polk ruble obstinacy in these matters; the greatest amount ,of damage I have said, insridding our land ,. In . the resolutions adopted, a of ill-humor are obieivable, but a very serious character. A will sweep away the remem • doings, and the world will move Hy." "A numbs short address lof fowls and in contempt, l ting the:tari, for his unalt' but I believe done, was, a. lord's table Sparse grain: 'nothing of week's time bronco of its on as forme Charac te riot° The National Intelligencer shows it's sym pathy with the French peOple, in their_ endea vors to establish a Republic, after the follow ing Federal fashion: ' The government may have been imprudent but surely not guilty, as it could have had no ether intention than to present tumult. The sympathies of disinterested auditors of the news will, we should think, would be with the government, which has becoMe obnox 'ous to the revolutionary party chiefly from its successful exertions to keep France out of war, and to maiiitain, undisturbed the peace of England. A CHARGE: OF MURDER COMMITTED POUR. TEEN Vi ADS Aoo.—Mr. John Cook, Sr., of WineLender', was arrested on the 13th, on to %varrar from Justice Phillips, of Fitchburg, chrirgiiii him — with the murder of his wife, in 1844, by administc4ing arsenic. The friends of the deceased had) , oine siispicionof poison-, kg at the time of he death, and some recent: developments have g eativ increased the sus picions. The body %as kept in a tomb, and has continued in a remarkable state of pres ervation. 'The remains of the stomach and bowels were brought to this city,_a few weeks bince, by Dr. Alfred Hitchcock, of Ashby, and a chemical analysis was made by Pro fessor Webster, ut the Medical College, who obtained four or five grains af arsenic, as tes tified before the magistrate. The testimony of thetturse of Mrs. Cook, the sexton, and some eight or ten medical gentlemen, show ed a strong prima facie case against the pHs= oner. who was committed by the Justice to the ‘Vorcester jail, -to take his trial fur mur der at the next term of the Supreme Court.— . Boston uCorier. REQUIBITIOIILINDER Ti FRENCH RISPUBLIt:. —Justice Drinker, days the New York Her ald, of the 28th ult., received yesterday, from the French vice-counsul of this city, a_requis- Won for the arrest of several French sailors, deserters from the French bark Agile,on which Wee a einnPed eal--"Republique frattenstre This, it is said p is the first requesition issued under the new republic in that city. ' INTEMP4RANCR A CRID111.•--A committee, has been appointed by the Canadian Legisla ture with instruction to inquire whether drunkenness should.not be made punishable, oirindictment, as a crime ' ' • . For the Erte Obitiver. Tothe'reit Payers of the I:7olftionweatth of Penn- - zl i v i ar, and those of Allegheny . County in Igo The.undersigned was not a little surprised to see an article in the Pittsburgh Gazette of March 30, over the signature of T. J. ham, Esq., addressed "to the tax payers of Allegheny county," in relation to the pro ceedings of the late board of Reveniur Com tnissiobers. MRXICO, 1848. eak piping n rri y'lb4einr;s: ennui, if nd I do not re so much Though it is with great reluctance, yet I feel. constrained to reply to Mr. B's commu nication, that some of the many errors into which he has fallen may be corrected, and their mischievous tendency arrested. • Indeed when we see a publication tending to excite the worst passions of 'the human bosom—to enkindle the spirit of rebellion and provoke resistance to the execution of our tax laws—to jeopardize the collection of the Revenue so indispensable to sustain the cred it of our great commonwealth—it would be difficult to refrain from lifting a voice of re monstrance under most any circumstances, and particularly so when we know there are no just gro . und for such alarm • , It is plain that our beloved Commonwea lth is in al fair way to retrieve her tarnished character, ' and take her place among the most honored and prosperou s—provided the people aro permit ted to exercise their cool and deliberate pdg ment(in the matter, uninfluenced by the blind and corroding fassion of jealousy, and what ever might tend to array-one portion of the people againsi another. - This of course would cripple her resources, beggar her treasury, and finally, drive her citizens to desperation, if not repudiation. lam induced, therefore, to offer a few things in defence of the action of the late board of Revenue Corn- on to men, I• Wye pre- ncluded to recapture, e 'trial or a captain ding officer 4. and 30 wn of Gu- I. take the town just Sentries everything up and in- This of language, villagers, , besought " he w • e confin IMT=II nsoner.— e and some s by some •7, that he, o return to menacing e war con- missioners, in relation to" Allegheny county. • Mr. B. says, "The abet of this decision (of the Board of Revenue Commissioners) will be to make our (Allegheny) co l l unty pay aU increased S'tate Tax, of $8,572 01, per annum, or during the next three years, while this is to rematn unchanged, we will have trj pay $25,715 03, beyond the amount of p seem assessments." This statement is most egregiously exaggerated. In. truth the Revenue board only added to the assessments of Allegheny county, for the year .184'7, (the County Commissioners neglecting to furnish the Board with the assessments for 1848) a sum sufficient to produce an additional tax of .$1,980, per annum, instead of. Mr. B's $B,-' 572,01, a small mistake, Mr. - 8., of only $6,- 593 01 per annum. This I wißdemonstrate. The following are the'assessments for 1847, as returned by the Connty Commissioners to the Revenue Board, viz: he ,after- :ItirtnisheF, ontrary to arfare. He is charged pirrris that, I, l e will main- he thana- has elaps- eave the ! 1847, and it is no- with Ca- swan cun- s pny-mas -4 my first ted in the aforesaid Hug up my ;est swears Valuation of property subjnet to 3 [Amt, oftax mill tux •16,322,51?, $31,94 53 Valuation of per cent. tax, 1,52.4:262, 15,235 62 Valuation of ,! of middle , an Intel altegether 2 pet cent. tax, I • • - 6,950, Aggregate (nut of tax as assessments retuned 870.402 17 As adjusted by the Board of Revenue Coin missioners: (Amt. of tax, Subject to the 3 mill tax, $22,155,5311 $G6,4G7 56 " 1 per cent tax, ,529,562 5495 G 2 •' " '2 per cent, tux t 305 1 .5 U 619 10 Aggregate of cox, Which will be koduccd from the valuation as fixed by the Board, producing an increase of tax only of $1,980 per annum; uo calcula tion founded on the facts can' produce a differ ent result.- Now for the authority of the Board for putting thaVamount on Allegheny Cunty: The duty of the Board was to equali e the valuation of property subject to a State tax among the several counties of the State. To perform that delicate duty with as much ! ac- curacy as possible, the 37th section of the i act of the 291.11 of April, 1 1 844, , requires the County Commissioners of the several Coun ties, at least ten days before the meeting of the Revenue Commissioners, to furnish the ' State Treasurer, for the use of the Board, with a statement under oath,' of the return made by the assessors &c.; and the same sec tion requires the County Commissioners to answer under oath, l such interrogatiries or in quiries as may be addressed to them: or any of them, by the board of Revenue Commis sioners.. The late, board, immediately on its organization, prepared and forwarded to the County Commissioners in the several coun ties, a set of interrogatories, requesting an swers to be returned as soon as conver.:ent.-r From some cause unknown to the Board, the commissioners of Allegheny Cemity wholly neglected the provisions of -said 37th section. They did not return to the State Treasurer b statement under oath,, of the return made by the iisse6sors, at any time before the meeting of the Beard; nor lid the Board receive such return until its session was about half through; nor did they return answers! as required by tile . act! to the interrogatories forwarded to them for their ans r ers under oath. Soon after the Revenue iboard convened one of the County Commissi o ners of Allegheny couinty, appeared before t ie - Board and testified— which was before he official returns of the assessment's of said county, were received by the Board. It w supposed at the time by all the members oilthe Board- with whom I afterward - s--convereed that said Commissioner 1 i was at Harrisburg on business unconnected with oui. board; and consequently was unpre pared to - answer the most material- interroga tories, for w a nt-oflthe County records before him, and the official - assessments . not being before the Beard, consequently he was - not closely nterrogated, supposing in the proper i time an veers - would be received from the other t‘ to Commissioners , which would be more a curate I l lian could be expected ed from one accidently called in to testify be fore the Board. Some time after this Com missioner testified ? the official return for the year 1 - 8,7 was received from Allegheny coun ty. Same witnesses afterward, who werecall ed before the Board testified that the asses ments fer 1848, were taken in the latter part of the year 1847, bud completed early in Jaw Miry, Itl.lB. - The assessment for 1848 Was not furnished the board and no explanation whatever given by the County Commission ers why it was withheld. In the other Coun ties the assessmeits for 1848, of personal property were the basis of our action. !Allegheny occupied this position; she sent one of her County Commissioners [as was af. teiwards sadj to testify before the Board without books or issessments, i and , befors the official returns yore, made to the Board . said ' comatissoiner, nt4 disclosing that he had come purposely to testiy; and after that refused to furnish the hoard ,Iwith . other evidences; : ad ale neglected, to i produce the assessment. - , 1.88, r- which from evidence it' appeared were ; completed early in - January, 1848. With but few exceptions the • assessments in the other counties for 1848, had increased con siderably over 1547. In all prosperouS coun ties like that of Allegheny the natural in crease for the last year was considerible.4 Again, when the legal and beat evidence is witheld by a party the presumption is against such party,. Howevet, the board in adjudi cating upon Allegheny county preferred err ing in her favor rather than against• Upon a full and fair comparison of her Oft segments with those of the other counties, Considering her growihg wealth and prosperl ity, that it would be doing injustice to other counties and a disregard of the duty iniposeJ upon the Board by lay, not to raise the as sessments on the property : subject to the 3 mill tax five hundred thousand dollars, which would be much less than her natural growth for one year compared with the natural in crease fur the last three years--increasing the tax but fi(teen hundred dollars per annum on the great and prosperous county of Alleghe ny. .1 believed at the time the Board adjudi- , cated upon Allegheny„county, if an error was committed at all it was infuser of the y coun ty,' and 1 have had no reason in the slightest degree to change that opinion. The Board increased the assessments sub - - ject to a tax of 2 -per cent., Pc34,000: That wastattended with much less difficulty than the other, because there were official documents before the Behrd showing that there we c re,in Allegheny county three Law Judges eachire ceiving a salary of 82,000—Prothontaries and Clerks of courts'returning to the Auditor Gei.eral considerable 'amounts over fifteen hundred dollars annually received by t Register and dlecorder.lhe officers con witliiour large barikg, corporation offic ceiving s aries antl•emol omen's of ME s2oo—s heriff, one collector of Can &c.&, showing most conclusively t excess over $2OO of,salaries and nmolt of office in Allegheny county must from thirty to forty thousand dollars, th misiionera returned the paltry sum of not much if , any exceeding one flit amount officially betore the Board f r o other source. What would be the he, ference as to the balance of the asEefs Apply the maxim of the law, falsus lino in umnibus—and Allegheny' county have fared much worse than she did The inquiry may be proPerly made tax is increased only eI9SO by the ac the Board how does it happen the lag.; valuation is so much increased? It is aCcaunt ed for in this way. The County Commis sioners retied subject to a tax of one per cent., $1,529,562. The Board struck off one million from that sum and added its -eguiva lent to the 3 mill item, making 8?, 3 4 3 , 311 2 ,consequently increased the aggregate . veins- I tion $2,333,333, without adding one farthing Ito the amount of tax. By making: that cor rection it placed 'Allegheny in her t:rty 139 00 - tion in the public eye—had not the made the correction the wrsuld have be ing more tax into' he Treaury in pro to her aggregate valuation than other ties. By . mnking this correction she the suspicion which has been so prey some portions of the State, that she cv, paying her quota of tax—of course ti no ground fur complaint in that matt. Asian humble member of the late Bard of Reeitue Commissioners, and a member of the special committee, to whom the matter of Allegiteny county was referred, I hay( sideredit my duty to give the foregoi planation in relation to the action Board on Allegheny County. I wo conclu - sfon remark—if the gentle tan%% taken so tri r uch interest in the Wear, dear people of Allegheny county, w been in so Much haste to sound' 'lie al opposition, (before tho return of he C, l . sioner fur that distric6 and warn the County Commissioners, not to' pay over the tax to the State Treasurer, and called to the remember ance of the people the hostility of our Revolu tionary ancestors, against being taxed by Par liament tic., had have shown his patrictism in a way that perhaps, might have been useful to the people, I would view his course with more charity. I should judge, frcut the prompt publication (this advice to the 'county Commissioners, on the receipt of the action of the Board, not waiting any explanation, he has the special charge of the finances of Al legheny county. If that be the case, why did not he direct his guardian care over the ac tion of the county Commissioners, aid see that they performed their duty according to law? If they had complied with the plain letter of the law, perhaPs there would have been no necessity for the pathetic address "to the tax payers of Allegheny county." Mr. B.'s allus ion to the amou nt of tax paid into the State Treasnry, from Allegheny county from license to merchants, autioneers, brokers, inn keepers, Sz.c., has nothing to do with the matter.' If she paid ten times as much of that kind of tax, it would not be the slightest reason why other prdperty in the county subject to a Stat tax should be exempt. Why, allusion is made to "the amount of tax raised from that source. I am unable to cum- 1 prehencl. It is only calculated to .excite the tax payer, and make him think he is paying more than his just proportion of tax, Without exen a iltadow of fact. It would have, been Much more useful and satisfactory, to. those whocomposed the Revenue Board at! least, had Mr. B. spent his - figures and time in ex plaining why $6,950, subject to a State tax, of 2 per cent, was returned to the Board when in fact the public documents show over thirty thousand dollars, of that description of prop erty—end why the assessments of 1848 were withheld front gm Board, These are matters which require explanation, while the others do not. One thing more Mr. B. says that requires notice. He' says "about 151,500,000 worth of real estate in the 'burnt district' is exempt ed frOtn State taxes Until the close of this year." Does Mr. B. intend to be understood, that one million five hundred thousand &Tars, the valuation of the real estate in the burnt -district, is not included in the aggregate val uation of the real estate of Allegheny county? If he does he is in error—if he does not, why allude to it in the way he heal The fact is, the real estate in the; burnt district is assess ed as other property in the county, and forms a partnf tbe aggregate valuatienibtit exon erated from the payment of the State tax for the year to come. JAMES C. MARSHALL. TRurs ET &idyls that which is fair without striving inappear bO. IBYTELEGII Dispatches for the Observer hy the Egy k k Line, office to Vilitiisms' Blatt —RI BUFFAto, April 4 - , 4 o'clock 45 ill. Btirrato LOCAL NEWS......TWO Colored, named Nathan Porter and Owen Ba l ic committed yesterday for passing a elo terfeit bill of the Cheshire Bank, Ke ecett, ty, N. Hampshire, at a Aliliners Asp city. Mr. Ira Osborne has succeed e d k Coulon as landlord of the Western this city. There has seldom beeal • General interest pervading our eiry, reference - to the meeting assembjeLlest ing to express the sentiments of otir c. upon the recent netts from France, hut, ficult to give with any approach to sce z ,,, the numbers of those present; but ifs ! : elude the dense mass of spectators Khoo Main street from Genes=ce Square ta the liberty pole at the time the prc passed, 12,000 would not be too NEW YORK; Ap i ITEms OF Nnws—James A. Black, of Congress from S. Carolina, died i: ington last night. The steamship bound for Southampton, put in to th , the 28th ult.,lhaving experienced hev on the 2,5 th; during which her er,g;L. considerably.damaged, her i . 1 )!ott , &c. The Tribune has news from cut sufficient to.s i how the Whi g $ :Et , ficers are all re-elected oser the D em , and Abolitionists. So far Whig are pretty certainly chosen in sir c .ern, a fleeted ern re- counties. Whig Senators are ebot tt bout fifteen of the:twenty-one districtf. House as far as heard from btantis Democcats7s. Abent.:lWent y tot% choose., These will doubtless iueretfi Whig majority as they hate nearly Whig pluralities. The broLrig 11'11 pe over I tons hat the lin4 l ent:, Singe e cum (3,950, th the have refused to buy the bills of the Bart Grace, Bunk to ari NEW YORE. ITESIS OE NEW;.7-11orace .Manzi chosen a I nembpr of Congress from the: trict lately represented by John Q. Ae A despatch from :Augustaa,nnnuncesazr val at New Orleans ss ith date's - to the 9S ult.' Later accounts hate been receiree.s the City of Mexico. The Teleg,rafb renewal of the difficulties between Qenrr Scott and Worth had taken place.' Mr T had been retained at the Capitulas a wilt against Gen. Scott, but he Hill leave fur United'States when the Court of 'tpir!. journs. Gen 'Twigs and a number oft'. officers had arrived at l's Orleans. f Henry Nilson has succeeded Gen.Tcs. as Gu..ernor of ;Vera Cruz. No 111011: plies than are ,necessary are to be :ma interior in view of the immediate oithln of the troops. in an 'at in- meats? I fulsits would lif the ion reg ate Po s t - Board BUFFALO. April 6.-Si P.l n pay 'onion Prrms or LOCAL News:—Martin wortlymate-of the schooner Eudora, Iris; the creel; near the foot of Commercials!.: - from the jib-boom of the vessel,) esteray ternoon at o'clock, and was drowned.. T flags of all the )•essels in the harbor weal ing at half-mast during the afternoon token of respect to the deceased. NEW YORK, April 5-7 P. coup• avoids lent in s not man A Telegraphic dispatch from Washic, states that the funeral of Mr. Thick was. in the House of Representatives to-day. ; members of both Houses, and the Pre,i: and Cabinet, were present. lie. Mr. C. ley. chaplain of the House, preached an propriate sermon on tile occasion, from': chapter and '?3d verse of the Gospel of S John. A large procession uttenled the . mains to the Congressional Burying Gm. An arrival from Tampico brings Inte . gence of an attack, which was made open:: town of Oseulauma by a considerable forte: Indians, but w hich was repulsed by thetas itants with considerable gallantry. The tack was inade on the 11th ult., by a part! revolted Indians, numbering 330 men,ofsl. 180 were armed with guns, f and the bey with bows and arrows and small arms, T. commenced the attack at 3 o'clock in morning, and fought till ti o'clock when tie , Ned in dismay, leaving one dead ; and tit wounded on the field—their exact loss, hs ever, cannot be ascertained, but from APP" ances it must have beeti heavy.. The tut was defended by only 43 men. LEES g I(' the II I in hu has dear, 1 u has • run of LEO3I -The remains of Gen. Hopping have arfm from New Orleans in the packet shipQuthec A telegraphic dispatch from Hartgord,tV they have certain inforMatiorf of the eleol of 114 whigs to the House and 13 to Senate. NEW YORK MARKCTS 7 -1 4 1011r sold 50a6,60, fur Brooklyn, Michigan and tern York, and $6,513a6,626 for good saro of Genes Fee. Meal is heavy and quiet, and sells at V.° for Jersey, Rye flour $3,62a3,75. Corn 50a52 for Virginia and Delaware. Rye 74a75, and dm. .Oats 43a-16 for Rive NEW YORK, April 6-7, I'. 31. M&RKET.—The market for flour Ner dull and prices heavy. Pure .GCDCSSee brief $6 56a'6 624 and common brands, wastr New. I t ,ork and Michigan at $6 50, and wego and Troy $6 44 a 6 50. Meal is e!.. 44 a :3 '5O. Grain Market not active to-day. Inn' could be bought father cheaper, but theist" no buykrs at market rates. Corn was e very plenty and the market was rather fire.' Yellow Jersey 55 56. White SoutlO prime, 56. Rye 75, delivered, which isk: ter. Oats are steady at 45 a 46, for tie 47 a 48, fur canal. ITEMS OF NEIVIS,The N. O. Crew' has farther Mexican intelligence. N let from Quartereo, states that a quorum of members of Vozg,ress would assemble byt:i last of AI ~A rch,and concludes as follows: rashly, I must say,in my opinion, the trotta peace will be approved. There may he°, slight alterations, but in the end all will concluded, as sensible men desire, %TIP tt. pine only to a tranquil life. i , BUFFALO, April 7-8 o'clock, 5 0 zni, 'Manxttr--There was a sale on Weclew; of 610 bbls., three good brands Michiply Flour for arrival by the 25th at VIOL' . There are other lots ha the market at thew" price. Holders are askini; $5,/ 21 5521 Mess pork sells at retail at $lO and in . 9 l3w lilies at $9,'75. Butter at 16a18. ITEMS or NEws.—The contractors and perinten dents on the New York Canal are!! strneted to complete their work by the inst., if the weather proves favorable. can be thine and the canal opened iTniedow ly afterward.