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-Wednesday, December 25,.-1844.
ilfe'Veo anti the rutted States.
afs .tet' be at 'present the
Atex . ico apf
Meatrg of a great internal frevolution.-
The iuilitary . dietat - or.Santa Anna, finds
!liaiself Without the synipati ---- arid - -sup
port 'of-the Congress and people who in-
ciiue•to tbesupportof tiie revolutionary
chieftain, L arcdes. Santa Anmi is char9,--
~ ed with violating the laWs of the political
arrangement on Which his power is fowli
- filed, and with robbing the public treasu
• The rising spirit of liberty is perva
ding all the states of Mexico . .
Between the United States and Alexi-
co,. there has arisen a: dispute, which
met- 'be peacefu!ly settled, although it
has 2 . iren rise to rumors that Mexico had
already declared war against this country.
Hon. WilSon Shannon and Mr. lic
j9n, the Mexican Minisier, have engaged
in a currespOndence` which has resulted
in the ivithdrawalmf.The former tzenile
rnan, and the. assuming of a belligerent
aspect toward:the United States by Mex
Mr. Shannon protests against the in
vasion of Texas by Mexico, so long as a
treaty of annexalion is depending be
tween Texas and the United States t he
characterizes the declaration of war,ae
barbarous, and more than intimates that,
in case of invasion, the United States
will take the war into its own hands.—
Senor Rejon replies in a spirited and
haughty manner, so offensive to our
nister, that he demands a retraction of the
language_ apidied.to the United States.—
This retraction ilejon refuses to make . —
but on the . contrary, repeats lis former
**rations. In -consequeUce _of this
Mr. Shannon suspended all diplomatic
intercourse with the government of Mex
ico, and it is reported, had even deman
ded his passports.
The Mexican Congress has voted
unanimously an approval of Senor Re
ion's letters. •
ASSAULT UPON JOHN QUINCY ADA'AI.3.
-- - -Mr. Adams, for the short time that he
has been et Washington, has managed to
create hostility enough to satisfy his bel
ligerent'disposition. lie is assaulted liter
ally and manually. On his way to the ca
pitol on Wednesday, an individual named
Skenyer Seized. Mr. Adams and attempt
ed to strike him. No motive is assigned
for the act. The man is said to have
been intoxicated. tic did 'not succeed
in striking Mr. Adams. It is said Mr.
A. intends to bring the subject before the
HARRISBURG PAPERS.—We shall pub
lish a full account of the sayings and do
ings at Harrisburg, this winter, but - those
who. may wish a Harrisburg paper, can
subscribe for the Democratic Union,
published semi-weekly during the ses
sion, for $2,00. For the — whole year,
$3,00. The Harrisburg Argus, (dem)and
Pennsylvania Telegraph (whig) are pub
lished on the same terms.
. POST- MASTE II AT TROT —The Post-
Ala*.r Gencral has appointed FRANcis
S'xim ESQ,, Tost-Master at Troy, in
place of V. M. Long.
This is a capital vpointment, and one
which will suit the west. Our friend
Sinith combines all the necessary qualifi
cations for an accommodating and effi
'FAXEN HOLY OM:MRS.—Henry S.
Spackman, formerly a member of the
House, but lately 'of the Senate, of Penn
sylvania, is now a candidate for holy or
ders in the Episcopal Church. Not the
first person who has letl politics for the
sacked desk . . --
• St.tioulixo.--The snow, so anxious
ly expected and desired, for some time
past, has at length arrived, and the bells
.are ringing ‘, right merrily." It is. quite
apropos for the (holidays, and brings
joy to many a heart, where expected dis
appointment had already cast its shadowi.
, GlthAT FooT RACE.-;;;A: foot race of
.twelve miles took place over the Beacon
course, on Monday. 16th inst. The coni
.petliors were, the Englishman ; Gyeen
haigh, and Gilder Sleeve. The former
woni'running twelve miles . 68 minutes
and 48 seconds.
k MERRY Cums-rsus, we say 'to all
our readers, and i particularly merry
Christmas to 'our subscribers who have
allowed • their sympathie.vto remember
the prinier. • •
rive In lioneadale.
We learn fitorn the Wayne co. Herald
'that most.a„ dei , tructiveAre, Oceurred.in
that ho t to.on (ie eighl;Of tho . Akinst.. - 4
The ,4ro.l3roftVo . ut abOtit o'efeekiln"
'the store `of -Mr. A.” -J:
florp's entire stock of goods, together
with his books and notes were, burned.
Insurance on the goods, $3OOO-....-on
building, - belonging to Mr. Dimrnick.and
John L Allen, 8600.
— .The building CeCupied by- ii.. H. More
as :a -store—the 2nd story as:,a Tailor's
shop, by I?. M. 13artlett, was alsowhol.:.
ly destroyed : groceries bitrited4=dry
goods mostly . saved,., but in a damaged
state. Mr. More was-insured s3ooo—
not ' , -,known. The ;building, was
owned by N. M. Bartletthworth about
sBoo—no- insurance: 11.-111. Barlyt's
loss about $lOO.
A building owned by Mr. E. o g ers,
and occupied as a dwelling, a Tailor's
shop, - and a Shoenr4er's shop was, also
destroyedno insurbnee. Loss about
A small building occupied as a-Groce
ry and a Barber's shop burned—the pro
perty of George Brown—loss about
A blacksmith shop and lime house
were torn down to save the large build
ing of Mr. J. D. Delezenne, occupied as
a store and dwelling, hrMessrs I. & A.
. at one time was in great
hazard. But a supply of waterheing
obtained, it was with great exertion. sa
ved. But the Messrs. Snyders suffered
severely—probably to 'the amount of
SION, by the removal of their goods in
to the street.
Most foitunately, there was little or
no wind; had there - been much wind,
immense destruction of property - must
have ensued. - The entire- loss-and dam
age cannot beless than $lO,OOO.
PRESIDENTIAL Y.LECTION.—The fol
lowing is the result of the Presidential
election, with the Popular Vote attached:
No. of Electors. Popular Vote.
Por.k. CLAY. POpr.. CLAY.
NI ain't., 9 , = 13000
N.Hampshire, 6 9230
Massachusetts, 12 14500
Vermont 6 . 8500
Rhode Island, 4 2476
Connecticut, 0 3353
New York, ' 36 ' - • 5026
Pennsylvania, 26 -- 6332
New Jersey, -7 , 873
Delaware, - 3 302
Maryland, -, 8 3399
VirginM, 17 - 6500
North Carolina, - 11 3945
Soath Carolina, 9 - 25000
Georgia, 10 - 2100
Alabama, 9 • - 10000
Tennesse, - 13 101
6 -. , 7 10 00 60 0 :
Louisiana, • 6 -
Arkansas, 3 - 4500
Missouri, 7 - 12000
Illinois, 9 - 11000
Kentucky, - 12 9500
Indiana, 12 - . 2474 •-•
Ohio, - 23 6052
175 105" 119162 52910
Polk's maj, " 65 66251 i
One lnindred and 11141 y-eight electoral
votes necessary to a choice.
SOO - Tn. C ARCM'S A LE GI SLATISE
Mr. W. Giliner Simms introduced in
the House of Delegates, on
. the 26th
ult., sundry resolutions, embracing the
subjects of the Tariff, Texas and Abo
lition, and inviting the slave-holding
States to meet in Convention at Nash
ville, in March, 1816. Referred to
committee of the whole.
SWSA : TOR. BENTON.--The present is
the twenty fourth year that Col. Ben
ten has occupied the wine chair in the
Senate Chamber; and, should he ,bold
his office until the end of the new term
for which he -has just been chosen, he
will of course have been a Senator for
thirty years, nearly the third of a cen
RAT Sour."—ln Lock . flaven Pa.,
Whisky is now called ", Rat Soup,"
from the fact that, an old distiller, but
now a ~teetotaller, of that place, stated
in a temperance meeting that he had
taken one hundred and seventy dead
rats at a time out of his whisky refiners.
REV. M. TORREY..--...ThiS ' gentleman,
convicted, at Baltimore, of aiding. the es
cape of slaves, is.notyet sentenced. - A
motion to arrest judgement pends still in
the court, on the droubd;'-niainly; that
the indictments fail to deseribe " the. pri
Boner as a free manor a slave. ' t
vention of delegates fkoni, the,Eastern
Counties of liennsylvania, on the 26tli
'day of-December, and a State Conven
tion is to'be held at Harrisburg ou .the
Bth Jantiary next.
,• Congress7s : .itopears.,to'paye - gohe di
4ectiz' at Ofe:'buisifiesi,
Preiideet make', for the - next four
ears.;..:Cousegiteetly we , tria/e2vect
‘ - a'short'S'eastoniandthe immediate- set
tlement 'of the, affairs of thonatioii.
The speaker of
.the House is Mr.
Jones . of Vireniai.a : gentleman.Of much
talent and discernment.-...
Mr. • HUNTINGDON of Connecticut,
has introduced a bill in- Senate ; requir-'
ing the confirin,ation 6y, that body of the
appointment of . Assiktant Postmasters
Mk: MerhiFFit, of South CaOline
has reported a joint resolution, for. the
immediate annexatien of Texas.
_ - •
Mn.. BElvrox, has 'laid before the
senate, a counter project being the same
as advocated by-him last session. Both
projects were read twice, a-ti'd deferred
to the committee on Foreign Relations.
In the House, Mr. C. J. Ingersoll,
has reported a joint resolution for the
same purpose. It quotes the treaty
concluded in April last, and suggesti it
for adoption. He gave notice that he
should move to go into Committee of
the Whole, on • Monday, 23d, to con
sider the subject.
Mn. lluxemq, ha's reported a bill ap
pointing a lay for the election of Pres
ident and Vice President of the United
States, so that the states may vote at
the same time. It will undoubtedly
pass, and pipe laying .be done away
A bill has been referred to the House
commitee on Territories, for establishing
a Territorial government in Oregon.
In the Senate,. the bill for the relief of
the heirs of Robert Fulton, has been or
derail° be engrossed, and read a third
The bili fixing a uniform time for tio
election of President of the United StateS
has passed the House of Representatives:
The day named in the bill, on which
the election is to be held, is the first
Tuesday after the second Monday in
SOUTH CADOLIN'A AND MASsAcnu
sErrs.=--The difficulty of some import
ance has arisen between these two
States. It appears that the Hon. Sam
uel Hoar, a gentleman of high standing
as a lawyer and citizen; had been ap ,
pointmenti b by the Governor_ of Massa
chusetts to reside- at Charleston, and
-extend legal protection to the free ne
gro citizens or_Massachusetts entering
.the State of South Carolina. In the
mouth Carolina Legislture, on the 4th
.trist., a message waspeeived from the
Wirernor, transmitting a letter he had
received from Mr. -Hoar, declaring the
object of his visit to be to ascertain the
names and numbers of such citizens of
Massachusetts as may now be, or have
heretofore been imprisoned in the State
of South Carolina, by virtue of certain
laws of that State, and to test the same
before the , S'uprente Court of the Called
Immediately after the presentation of
the message a series of resolution were
introduced, declaring the necessity of
the objectionable law in question, and
denying the right ot, Massachusetts to
require South Carolina to extend to free
Persons of color the same rights and
immunities are "secured by the Con
stitution of the United States to her
own citizens alone." The Governor
was also directed to expel Mr. Hoar,
immediately, froth the boards of_South
Mr. Hoar, not waiting for the compul:
sory orders given by the Legislature to
expel him from the State, to be carried
into effect, immediately started for the
North, where the result of his mission
wilt doubtless produce considerable ex
UNITED STATES SENATOR.-Me see
proposed, in variotts quarters of the
State, for the station of United States
Senator; the names of the Hon Daniel
Sturgeon, Wilson M'Candless, Esq.,
Hon. David Wilnaot, Gen.
Packer, Hon. Gee. W. Woodward,
Hon. John 'Bredin, Hon. John Gal
braith, Col. James R. Snowden, Hon-
Nathaniel B. Eldred, Gen. John Da
vis, Mules W. , Elegin,s, Esq., Hon.
Thos. S. Bell, lion. E. -B. Hubley,
James Clarke, Esq., POll. David R.
Porter. . - • •
DiscosTpitrao.--_-The , National En
quirer, 4:Tyler paper . printed at tlarris.
nig v haw.beeii - tnerged.into:: - the. Harris.
• - •
News Irom all
At llartford' Conn. ) ; "on gatitiday .
morniag, the mercury stood 'at.7 abQ:u f e
zero. The :Connectieut 'river" tras,of ; ,
course, effectually closed.
The grist milrof - Zaclziariali Harwood
of East. R u -pert. Vt., consumed on the
Morning of the 18th ult.,'at about two
o'clock.. Loss - ftstimated-at_S3ooo,
'Tile Virginia Annualf donfererieeof
the Methodist Episeopii Chtiich
Maimed its session onl i lie lath of No
A man named John K. aged
cp, was:aceidelaily at New
York, on Saturdat night, by a fall 6e.in.
a house., . 1
, • 1 i
The editor of an .Albany paper,
speaking of the weather says :—"The
air was a bracing' as . a pair of corsets."
Happy simile. i
A trifi'n named,Jahn Bradshaw, under
the influence of mania.a;pote, commit.
mitted suicide at ' FrUnkfort, Pa.,'on
The Madisonian announces that Mrs.
Tyler's days of reception, at the' Presi
dent's Mansion, are Tuesdays, Thurs
days and Saturdays.
Mr. Polk receives precisely the'same
number of electoral votes (one hundred
and seventy,) that Mr. Van Buren - re
ceived •in 1836.
The Providence Herald states that
Thos. W. Dorr . completed his. 30th
year on Tuesday, the, sth instant.
The negroes of Philadelphia are bti
slly employed in the slaughter of cats,
whose skins are used in the manufac
ture of caps, << very much in the fash-
It stated that the fastest teelotaller in
existence is the aka* engine; it takes
nothing but water, and can go liorn
twenty to forty mites an hour.
The lion. Savage„, who presided in
the Electoral College of New York on
Wednesday, gave.anTelectoral vote for
ty years 'ago for ThOtnas Jefferson.
Mr. Cothe, a Saxon Miner, gives it as
his opinion that the gold mines of North
Carolina are equal to any in Europe or
Brazil. Ten millions of bullion have
already been obtained from the North
Carolina mines. A negro found one
lump of ore at Reitrs mine which was
Her Hriesbach; the wild beast tamer
recently' travelling through western
Pennsylvania, espio a deer, but dare
not shoot it, as the act was illegal. He
therefor set his tiger upon the deer,
and soon had a savory haunch of veni
son.. The Arielt of evasion was worthy
of a "
In Goshen, they cover the hands with
linen gloves and forcibly work out the
buttermilk, and thus, by excluding the
air in packing, the article -long, keeps
The New York , True Sun says that
a munificent table cover, wrought by
Harriet Martineau ' for the ladies' Anti-
Slavery Fair;to be held on Christmas
week at Armory Hall, is now
way to this country. Its market value
Dr. M. Clay Wallace ; of New York,
insists, in the Boston y
lledical and Sur
gical Journal, that oysters are unwhole
some. I.V hen eaten in immoderate
numbers they certainly are.
A diseased potato° was magnified
0000 times at 0 3ford, Massachusetts,
and found to contain animalcule: with
bodies like the soldier ant, and legs like
the hairy garden spider.
Six large gutis (for the U. Go,vern-
Meta are about being finished at Pitts.
burg. They weigh seven tons each in
the rough, , and are to weigh 'five tons
Mr. tlirney has commenced suits
against a great number of Ohio. and
Pennsylvania editors, by whom, he
asserts, be has been
The body Of a newly born fethale
child was fouridlon Thursday - near the
! Episcopal church, now being erected
'in Spring Garden, Philadelphia. -The
little creature's throat has been cut.
Thecelebrted Congress Spring, at
Saratoga, - produces its owner, Dr.
Clat:ke, an income of twenty., thousand
dollars -a year: The fact was: elicited
at a recent trial before Vice chancellor
i • •
A . dhiuney.
49 feet in - .diant
reeently. l been built
'England, 309 feet high,
,eter.at i : thp-base, , and 9
it is of conical form.—
seasons of three years
y cdin building it.
ac is`nnw .on .a visit to
at the Hermitage.
feet at the top
has been empl
Bradford County Court.
The diy was takea up in , dOposing
of pact O(thiariurnOitliit;and.in set
tling the docket.' • ."
Dec:- 15);.•184 .,. 1
The . Hon. m JeSsup.tooklifs
seat °Vile bench this morning, for the
PPFP. 4 4\9 I .- - 494 1 ing---- 441 P04-C9- 11 a4-
. pa4t,ies not Aping ready he did
not prOceed s to, business till afternoon.
disposing•of the argument list, certiora
Hs, &e. • \
.In the afteilioon; Jut,* lesstip_ealled
over his • ' -
In the case of Rebecca Se.hratler vs.
Decker and ' others, the plaintknot be
,the Cotartentered a no \ ksult.
•• The case of O. P. BALI,MID t's. tCoo. s
DEzrr l / 2 was then commenced.. hrs.
was an ejectinent.,„for . . a tract of land
situate in the township of Burlington.
Verdict for the defortdanl..
TIIITRSDAV, Dec-. 12th, 1844.
Before John N. Convngharn, Presi-
JpiEs li. PIIINNEY to, the use of Sons
llA.ssux -vs. GEO. TRAY.—TIII9 was
an action brought to recover the value
of an ark, in whiCh the facts were sub
stantially as follows.
In . the spring of 1842, Hiram Baker
went to Wilson Decker,,to purchase an
ark', Decker -offered Min one for sixty
five dollars, to be paid •on his return
from down theriver, provided he would
secure the payment of the above amount
at that time.
Baker applied to Phinner to belcome
surely for him. Mr. Phinney declined
doing so,-assigning as a reason, the. ab
sence of his partner, Mr. Hanson ; but
at last consented to do so, if Baker
would procure some other person to
indemnify or save him harmless. Mr.
Tracy agreed, in common parlance, to
back bait Mr. Phinney. This arrange
ment' having been effected, Phinney
drew an order on Decker to .de'liver up
Baker his ark, and stated that lie would
see him paid. When-Baker went to
get the ark, Decker had gone down
the river, and it was in the possession
of Richard Delong. Whether -Decker
or Delong owned the ark at that time,
did not distinctly appear.
HoWever. Mr. Phinney direbted De
long to let Baker have the arkrpromis
ing to see him paid as before . .
Mr. TraCy was not consulted. in re
lation to' the second order, -and it was
on this ground that he sought to defeat
a recovery by the plaintiff. •
It was contended that. the defendant
had incurred no liability to indemnify
Phinney, if he was compelled to pay
for an ark procured by Baker of any
either • person than Decker; and that
the plaintiff having voluntarily paid or
secured to be paid, the price of the ark
before he was legally compelled so - to
do, could not recover.
It was alleged on the part of the
plaintiff, that it could make no differ
ence-of whom the ark was obtained,s6
long as it was the same, andwas called
the Decker ark to contra-distinguish it
from Noah's ark, &c,
FRID'AY, Dee. 13,1344.
In the case of Phinney vs. Tracy, the
Jury found for the defendant.
RUSSEL'S Administrators vs. SosErtl
Busn.—Action on- a promissory note,
barred by the statute of limitations, the
amount of which was sought 'to be re
covered by showing an acknowledg
ment to pay within six years. The
testimony, however,not 4eingsnilicient
ly conclusive, the case went for the de
ALEXANDES. HEIZIARD VS. W s. GlB
SON.—The,testimony. in this case was
gone through_withl when a suggestion
having beeiimade, that the plaintiff had
better amend his declaration, and coun.
sel having ;concluded to-do so ; the op
posite party-was taken by Suiprise, and
the cause) Was continued. 'We will
state - the.facts in the case after it Shall
have. beett(tried. •
• REMARR t ABIIE GUVITY.--M C. John
Hightower,-of Marange county, Ala
bama, died in"AugUsrlast, having attains
ed thc,rer n arkable:nge' of-oni hundred
anciswenty-sl4, \vas a sol
dier in, the revointionafyyivar-as at
Byaddocki, s defeat, and received a mound
in thit hide::: • •
TUE 6:IAL , TRADE.The total am%
of coal transported this 'season, from
the Schuylkill zegion; i§ 813, 824 07
MOI 4 IDAY, Dee, 9th 1844.
SATunDAr,' Dce 14th, 1844
article Pra m
,Cdagite,"of the I.oth of 0 0l b
o e r ,
noticing the infamous forgery Nice
ing British Gold • being subscribed
Manchester, for the purpose of a i di
in the'circulatiO of free trade tr act ,
the 'United States. This R eer b a
figured' rather conspicuously in
:-Vtiltilpaper-.durkig the - late can vn ,
Indecd,„Wo believe some of them tr ,
so far as to say that boxes of saidtra
ca - AOen 16 , this cou ntry, a
were being circulated. Th e a lb,
Evening, Journal, should, fi ne ,
have the honor of its paternity,
TnE AMERICAN PrtEszomiet~
the late' arrivals from America, it nro ,
appear that a 'considerable chance
• taking place in reference to the pr
peas Of the two candidates for the p
sidency. The friends of Mr, C ,
seem to be leSs confident, but Ili ,
olent in- their language,lkineh,
vituperation, certainly eclipses a,
• think,we have ever read in Eur ope
we t3l.aerve that their newspapersli.
been forging " capital,"
spreading tle report, that the Free'p
tiers in EngParld have subscribed £lO
000 to assist. in\earrying the election
Polk. We expect to hear !text,
we are setting, hp,netv dynasty
Pekin. By the wad, the inventor
this story—the editor ofdfie 'Neter
Republic newspaper-4ught to
whipped by his employers, o:
clumsiness with which he Ita,kr,
what Sheridan calls the " endorserne
to the lie," He pretends to give
port of the public meeting in Match
ter, at which this subscription ,
commenced, and puts Lord Pre . voit
the chair. Be it known to all inte rest.
that Manchester has no such Cunctia,
ry ; and we need hardly add, that
persons over whom he presided, oh
list of whose names is given in
.Republir, had no bodily existence the
It is bad enough for the reputation
American Democracy in Europe, trh
we are told, that there are any
number of persons in the United Sta ,
-to be deluded by such trash : het w
must be thought. of the Eipridi.
other protectionist prints. whePin
gulled by raw-and-blnody-hones c !u n :
such as the above ?
school children would be pronfigii
such clumsy atttempts upllll then
MESSRS. EDITORS.—On the EastS
bath I enjoyed the pleasure ollisteei
to an excellent discourse from the de
in the Methodist Chapel, aid was
prised to hear the speaker . tissert po
tively, that tae phrase the pram
the wicked is an abomination to t
sight of the Lord," could not be fee
in the Bible—nor anything that eu
be construed to such a Meaning
immediately searched the ,scro
whether those things werl so," a
found at Proverbs 28, 0, „ He t
turneth away his car from hearing
law, ever: his prayer shall be aa
nation. See also, Proverbs 15.
The sacrifice of the nicked
abomination to the L0r,1." Prove
15, 26, .• The thou.7lils of tlie
are an abomination to the
Proverbs 21, 4, *, The plough4oi
tricked is sin."
TRIAL Or POLLY MODINt. -
Court of Over and Tenniaer
mond county. after htinE coglgc''
days in. endenvorioir
:a obtain a
being successful is o
1, 1.1 Ain; elocrl
rots only, an Silr:t.r.ing tour dtit - t ,
fruitless encieavers ie ottetn e;
and having ciihrtus.tetl - the count,
ceded to a, raotioa made on Tliurs
evening by the counsel for the pr=
Cr,: , to suspend proceedings inue.
motion for change of venue be
made to the Supreme Court.
TO BE REBUILT.—TiIe CI
Valley Rail Road Briclac la!e!y des:.
ed by tire, is to be relcei t.
PAIN IN THE SIDE AND fIFAST ,
ACR, &c.—Wrif..7.lit's Indian Ver
Pills are a certain cure for ecer;-,
scription of headach, becaoc
cleanse the body froin those morbia
mors, which, if confined to the
ach, are the cause of nausea all
ness, want of appetite, disagree'
taste in the mouth, bad breath ,
of the gums, decayed teeth, and 5
other distressingeomplaints; ands
taken 'into • the Circulation and tbr'
upon the various parts of the IiNIY•
rise to every malady incident 105
• For sale at the store ofJ.D.:
D. iNlontanye, in Townalla , ypd
agents published in another
LW — Caution .—As
are abroad, avoid all stores es d , t,
character, and be particular.
es. to ask f or •irri4his i n di I
table Pills. cone
'ln Monroe township, on the t tit tr 4.
J. W. Nevins,s..or
• Miss &Irma LYON
this Drough o& Thursday 0014
ins b y' the same. JOHN 11 la 51 1 . ) •
JAN E BuistoN all of this ur ~p b 4