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Wednesday, Xarch 26,1845.
The Office of the Bradford Re
porter has been removedlo CoL
Means' Brick Store, (up stairs,)
entrance on the North side.
IT. S. Senator.
Our.readers were informed last week
of the election of Gen. Stamm CAMERON
to the U. S. Senate for the unexpired
portion of Mr. Buchanan's term, just
made vacant by his elevation to the of
fice of Secretary of State. They were
also informed that the election of Gen.
Cameron, was accomplished by a un
ion g(Whigs and Natives & pliable De
ll/66161 over the Hon. Geo. W. Wood
ward, the nominee of the Democratic
We suffered the matter to pass last
week, without comment, for want of
full information on the subject, and we
cannot now express ourselves as highly
pleased as we might have done under
other circumstances. We feel mortified
deeply thatsuch a nominee as G. W.
Woodward 'should be defeated in a De
mocratic-Legislature ; and more espe
cially that his defeat should be accom
plished by Democratic representatives.
We cannot give the least countenance
to disorganization or disorganizers of
any grade or character, and we feel it
a duty we owe to the Democracy of
the Commonwealth to denounce it
wherever it appears or in whatever
form it presents itself. Entertaining
these views, we do not hesitate to say
that we disapprove, most unequivocally,
of any violation of nominations, made
by caumia in conformity with the usa: es
of the Democratic party, and such e
consider the conduct of some of ou
Democratic representatives in the re
cent election for U. S. Senator.- It is
true that the caucus which made the
nomination was not full, yet more than
two thirds of the Democratic members
were present, and it was well known
that several gentlemen who were not
in the caucus would support the nomi-
nee, whoever that might be.
But the deed is done, and although
we may differ from some of our friends
on points of policy, by which we ought
now to be governed, yet we cannot feel
that any pocible good can result from a
system of crimination and recrimination
upon the conduct and motives of indi•
vidual members of the party, , although
all may agree they have erred. '.To err
As to General Cameron we need say
say nothing. He is well known to the
people of this Commonwealth, and has
ever.been a Democrat. Although the
wings chuckle greatly over his election
and claim him as an advocate'of their
principles and measures, we believe he
will, disappoint most grievously all their
boasted expectations, and array himself
boldly in the ranks of Democracy un
der the gallant leaders now at the head
of the National and State administra-
Mr. Woodward, although defeated,
needs not the sympathy of any. He
is exalted still higher on the pedestal
of fame. His lofty find incorruptible
integrity—his splendid talents, and-his
unbending democracy, secured the Con
fidence of his fellow-democrats, ,and
alcjrfe procured for him the nomination
which he recejved at their hands, and
which' was so ingloriously wrested from
him by Acme who ought to have been
first in sustaining
I While we regret, el \ we do the re
sult, we are proud to .record the fact
that the Representatives and Senator
frora this district c ould not be swerved
from the true Demo cratic coarse, but
on every ballot voted ibr the nominee
of the party:
Joan W. FORNEY.-.--ThiS enthusias.
and talented Democratic editor, we are
pleased to (earn, has been appointed
Deputy Surveyor of the port of Phila
delphia. Ills interest in the Laneasier
Intelligeneer and Journal is disposed .of
his former partnet, Mr. Holbrook.
'Mr. P. still contier' nes. however, as its
editor. Success to him wherever for
tune may east his lot.
M 11.8131051 CAMERON, IT. S. Senator
front Penns3rlrania. took his seat on
Monday the 17th inst.
THE WAY IT 18 DoNE.—A gambling
house was entered by the police in New
Orleans - lately, and a faro-table investiga
ted. The Picayune says, the officer
seized the whole paraphernalia of the
the concern, •consisting of the cloth, a
nicely contrived dealing-box, made of
silver, with concealed springs, by means
of which the dealer can at all times issue
a card to suit himself or the player, and
a desk containing a number of checks.
A document was found in the desk with
full directions for placing of the cards
in the dealing-box, and for preparing
them for (gambling) use. We copy the
prescription for the benefit of the uniniti
ated Take an eight ounce vial of
water, dissolve three grains of gum-Ara
bic—soap the upper ends of the cards
and brush Them lightly over with the
mixture. When dried, they are fit for
A TERRIBLE OPERATION.—The Lo
well' Advertiser speaks of a terrible sur
gical operation at the Massachusetts
General Hospital, performed by Dr.
Warren : " No less than the complete
removal from the head of nearly one
half the upper jaw, that is from the
mouth to the ear. The skin and flesh
of the cheek were first turned up over
the eye, and then the, use even of the
chisel and mallet. The whole occupied
an hour and a half, and the unfortunate
patient bore it with firmness. He is an
elderly man, (not robust) from the east
ern part of Maine and a brother of one
our wealthiest and worthiest merchants.
Dr. Warren is of the opinion that though
it may remain in the head, the sufferer
will live several years longer ' than he
RUIN ! Ruts !—This was the favor
ite cry of the Whigs before the election,
as to what would be the condition of
the party should Jas. K. Polk be elec
ted. .From every section we have evi
dence of the increased prosperity and
activity of the business of the country.
The Spirit of the Times, says :—Busi
ness never was so brisk before in Phila
delphia; The hotels are crowded with
strangers and merchants from abroad,
and every mail brings hundreds who
are compelled to seek private lodgings.
The stores are full—Market street is
like a bee-hive—bose&and bales throng
the pavements, and every thing wears
the air of enterprise and rare prosperi
SUCCESS OF A YANKEE.-Mr. Cole
man, the inventor of the Piano attach
ment, which has attracted the admira
tion of the musical "world, is among
having returned in the Hibernia. The
New Bedford Bulletin states that he has
disposed of his entire right in the inven
tion in Europe for six hundred thousand
dollars, cash down. Before leaving this
country he• had sold the right for Massa
chusetts for ten thousand dollars, and
for New York for one hundred thousand.
He has thus received seven hundred and
ten thousand dollars—a pretty fair sum
for a Yankee not yet 30 years old. Mr.
C. has a handsome estate in Saratoga,
where he resides.
FIRE IN Bucks Courrrv.—The large
cotton factory of W. C. Osborne, situa
ted on the Neshamony creek, at Milford,
Bucks county, Pa., about five miles
northwest of Bristol, was, with all the
machinery, destroyed by,fire on Tues.
day night. The building belonged to
the estate of Anthony Taylor.
Mr. BOOTH'S LECTURE, on MondS'y
evening last, was delivered to a very
large and respectable audience, who
seemed highly gratified at the able man
ner in which the subject was treated.—
Mr. B. will lecture on Friday evening,
Blair, member of the Illinois Legislature,
died at the capital on the 18th ult., and
his s wife, on hearing of his severe illness,
was so much affected that she sank and
died about the same time.
HENDRICK B. WRIORT.—The Phila
delphia Spirit of the Times of Wednes
day last says :—" It was confidentially
rumored yesterday, that Hendrick B.
- Wright had been appointed Collector
of ti.Ais port."
A Triositems ELECTION.—The elec
fioti for Ci.ty Council in Burlington, N.
Y., Lame ofr on Tuesday, and resulted
in the ,election tithe temperance ticket
THE IDEVORTANCE GE A VOTE..--The
democratic candidate for Mayor of Ro
chester was elected by in majority of
one, out of about 8,000.
NSW HAMPSHIRE ELECTION.—The
Boston Post, says that Steele, the de
mocratic candidate for Governor of this
State,. will lead the Whig candidate
seven or eight thousand votes, and have
a majority of about 1,500 over Whig,
Abolition, and scattering combined, in
Three of the four democratic candi
dates for Congress are elected by a
large. majority than the Governor re.
ceived. Mr. Woodbury, the remain•
ing democratic candidate for Congress.
did not receive a plurality of the whole
number of votes, and consequently is
Mr. Woodbury, it will.be remember
ed, was substituted for John P. Hale,
after the latter had proved recreant to
his constituents. Mr. Hale was nomi
nated by the Convention which nomi
nated the other three gentlemen, but he
having betrayed the confidence reposed
in him, another convention was called,
and Mr. Woodbury substituted. Mr.
Hale then set up for himself, and took
off enough democratic votes to defeat
Mr. W., but not enough to do himself
APPOINTMENTS BY TOE PRESIDENT.-
President Polk seems disposed to take
his own time, in disposingof the offices
within his gift. Consequently, many
of the office-seekers have left Washing
ton. A few appointments have been
made, however, of which the following
are the principal ones:—
Gen. John Davis. of Bucks Co., as
Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia.
S. D. Patterson, late editor of the
Pennsylvania Reporter, as Navy agent
at the same port.
Elijah F. Purdy, as Surveyor of the
port of New York.
Prosper M. Wetmore, as Navy agent
at the same port.
William M. Parmenter, as Navy
agent at the port of Boston.
Benjamin F. Butler, as United States
District Attorney for the southern dis
trict of the State of New York.
FOREIGN NE WB.—The steamship
Cambria arrived at Boston onlrfuesday
evening. 18th inst., after a passage of 14
days, bringing ,one month later news,
The news of the payment of the Penn
sylvania interest has given great satisfac
tion. Rev. Sydney Smith the celebra
ted def amer of d Pennsylvaata faith, died
on the 23d ult., after an illness of sever
al months, aged 77.
Mr. Laman Blanchard, the popular
writer ; rite Earl of Mornington, broth
er to the Duke of Wellington ; and the
Marquis of Westminister, have also de
, Sir Robert Peel has laid a proposition
before Parlament to take off the duty on
cotton, to enable British manufacturers to
compete with American, in the various
markets of the world.
POSTAGE.—This State paid for the
postage of the two branches of the Le
gislature, from April Ist 1841, to Janua
ry 6, 1845, the sum of $62,991 55.
For the House, $42,670 93 ; for the
Senate $20,320 62. A resolution has
been offered requiring the members and
officers to pay their own postage.
U. S. SENATOR DEAD.—The Hon.
Isaac C. Bates, a member of the Senate
from Massachusetts, died at Washing
ton city, on Sunday evening, after an
illness of two weeks. Mr. Webster,
his colleague, announced the melan
choly fact, on Monday, with some feel
ing and appropriate remarks.
M ' CURRY CONVICTED OF MURDER
In the Baltimore city Court, on Wed
nesday, 12th inst., M'Curry charged
with the murder of Paul Roux, was
found guilty of murder in the first de
gree. The penalty is death.
MExicaw 11 , 1txwrEa.—The Mexican
Minister, has not yet left that country,
though he demanded his passports. It
is said he is waiting advices from Mexi
co, to learn how the new dynasty re
receive the Texas resolutions.
THE Frit DEALERS at Montrose, have
got up quite a warfare about Shipping
Furs, Sheep pelts, and painted Fox
skins. They make the fur fly with a
visrigeance, in their belligerent personal
Cot. Asp, Duaocx, has been appoint
ed Cashier in the Treasury Department
at Harrisburg. The Col. will make , an
Mr. CLAW bait returned to the bar,
and is now practicing his } profession in
News from all Nations.
We regret to learn that the wife of the
Hon..Jaines A. Pearce died on Saturday.
Mrs. P. had been dangerously ill for
some time, which had kept Mr. P. from
his *seat in the U. S. Senate. The
city of Nauvoo, it is said. will not give
up its charter, notwithst.nding the legis
lative act of its repeal.—A. robber who
entered the house of a gentleman named
Wilds, living in 12th street, Philadel
phia, was caught in the act of stealing,
and received a sound horsewhipping
from the owner.—Dr. Ladner is
about to return to Europe. We expect
to hear that he is preparing a work on
America.—A fire broke out at Mem
phis, Tenn., on the 28th ult. which de
stroyed the Appeal" printing office,
the stores of Messrs. Browning, Jen
nings and Joyner, Mr. Fleming, Mr.
Wells, Mr. Miller, Slaughter & Jones,
Bon & Madis, and of Mr. Keating. 'To
tal loss about $15,9.00. In firing a
cannon at Canandiagua, N. Y., on the .
4th . inst. in honor of the inauguration,
there was a premature discharge, by
which David Keller was seriously and
perhaps fatally injured. His arms were
so mutilated as to require the amputation
of both above the elbow—The anti
rent Indians in Deleware county, N. Y.,
have tarred and feathered Mr. Lasher,
for cutting ttmber contrary to their wish
es.—Two thousand broom handles --
were lately shipped from down east to
London.—A Mrs. and Mr. Dealy, of
Jackson county, Missouri, have 27 chil
dren.—The Whigs of the 12th ward,
New York, have selected Horace Gree
ly as their candidate for assistant alder
man.—The revenue of 'the Province
of Canada, for the past year, is stated at
£631,288; the expenditure at £448,001,
leaving a balance in the treasury of R 183,.
197.----The New York Express says,
on Saturday, at the public stock exchange,
a resolution was passed, fotbiding mem
bers from doing any business for J. G.
Hamilton, colored, under penalty of ex
pulsion.—,The planting of rice, says ,
the Courier of the 6th inst., has already
commenced, being two or three weeks
earlier than usual.—Among the do
nations to the German societies of New
York during the past year, was one
from John Jacob Astor of $4,302 50, be
ing the balance of the sum of $20,000
bequeathed to the Society by his will,
but which has been paid before to ena
ble it to establish an agency.—We
perceive by a card in the National In
telligencer, of Tuesday last, that Mr.
Burton has been obliged to Mose the
Olympic Saloon, in Washington city, on
account of its hot being sufficiently pa
tronised.—The Newport (R. I.) Mer
cury states that Dr. Saterlee, of the U.
S. army, met with a serious accident on
Thursday last, while on his way to Fort
Adams. He was thrown from his horse,
and while on the ground his thigh was
broken, and his side injured, by kicks
from his horse. The Canton Regis
ter announces the death of Mrs. Shuck,
wife of the Rev. J. L. Shuck, on the
28th November.—lt is stated as a
singular fact that since the formation of
our, government, no Speaker of. the
House of Representatives has been
sent a day from his post.—The En
glish papers call the Siamese twins and
their helpmates the 1. quadruples
ance." --A Philadelphia paper says
one or two of our friends who went into
the country a week ago .. to pass the
summer," came back yesterday to
pass the winter."—Samuel Apple
ton, of Boston, has presented fifty thou
sand dollars to the Boston Athenaeum
for the purchase of a library. The
Lehigh Coal Company have contracted
to deliver 128,000 tons of coal the com
ihg season, the proceeds of which will
he devoted to the payment of the interest
due in London.—The Ohio Legisla
ture has passed a new militia bill, which
requites every man to turn out, pay a
fine of fifty cents, or work one day upon
the public roads.—Property in Bos
ton, called the Union. Wharfs ; has been
sold to a company of gentleman for
• s36o,ooo.—The Bill providing for
a Ltate Lunatic Asylum 'has passed :the
New Jersey Senate by a great majority.
—ln Alsace township, Berks coun
ty, about five miles frotri Reading. a
large body of magnetic Ivan ore has
been discovered. It is found in great
abundance. Governor Wright, of
'New York,. has pardoned ilenjimin
Lett,: who, has been in the State Prison
• at it üburn for several
_years, under a con
viction.for arson in burning the steamer
qteni Rockwell. llett
retired from the New Star,'"
Correspondence from Harrisburg.
HARRISBURG• 181 h March, 1845.
I have delayed for Warding my letters
for a week or two past, as nothing of
any particular public interest had been
transacted in either branch.
The Board of Revenue Commission
ers adjourned to-day sine die—the time
they were allowed to continue their
session—thirty days—having this day
expired. They have doubtless endea
vored, to effect some good, by equaliz
ing assessments in different counties—
adding to those which are assessed too
low. Bradford has had abouts2oo,ooo
added to her present valuation. They
have added in all about $8,000,000,
which wilt add to the revenues of the
State $24,000. The Philadelphia pro
ject to increase the taxes of the coun
ties has failed signally—as those coun
ties , opposed to the repeal of the law
creating the Revenue Board have had
about $7,000,000 added to their valua
tion. It wac:i fully proved before the
Board, that while nearly all the coun.
ties most distant from Philadelphia,
were assessed too high—those most
contiguous to it were assessed too low !
Some good has been accomplished by
the Board, notwithstanding the general
misgivings as to the utility of its estab
lishment. I understand they are to
make an able report to the Legislature,
in which many excellent suggestions
will, be made relative to the present
The Blair county Bill has been kill
ed in the Senate by a vote on its final
passage of 16 to 16. A bill has been
read in place to erect a new county out
of parts of Huntingdon and Bedford to
be called Penn, substantially the same
as-Blair, except in name.
Great efforts have been made in the
House to-repeal the lawv making appro
priations to Common Schools. It is
thought the appropriations will.be con
The Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road
Bill has passed first reading in the
Senate. It will, I fear, pass the Sen-
The New York and Erie Rail Road
Bill is still pending before the House.
The Delaware and Hudson Canal Com
pany are spending thousands of dollars
to defeat it. They have their -borers
here, and their agents traveling all
through the northern counties, obtain
ing names to their petitions remonstra.
ling against allowing that road to be
made If it tends to their injury ! An
agent traveled through Susquehanna
county, and being a Deacon—succeed
ed in obtaining, by fraudulent and false
statements and representations, the
names of the most respectable citizens
of that county to these petitions. I
saw a letter a day or two since from a
Lawyer in Montrose, whose signature
was thus obtained, setting forth these
The Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road
Bin has just passed the Senate by a
vote of 17 to 15.
The Speaker laid before the Senate,
the Report of thc. Revenue Commis
sions, and on a motion to print 1000
copies of the same, a spirited debate
ensued, in the course of which the Sena- •
tors frOna the Eastern counties ekpres;
sed great disappointment and dissatis
faction with the result of the action of
the Board of Commissioners. The
object of creating the Board is now seen
to have been to increase. the valuation
of the Northern and Western counties,
and reduce that of the Eastern counties:
It Was believed that the former coun
ties did not contribute their just quota
to the Treasury, and that the latter
supported neatly the whole burden of
government. It was a sad disappoint
ment to their hopes, when it was as
certained that four
,fifths of the increas
ed valuation fell upon those counties
which had clung to the Board as to a
last hope ! The motion to print 1000
copies was agreed to.
Mr. Sherwood called up the Bill to
erect a new Judicial district out of the
counties of Tioga, Potter, M'Kean and
Warren. The Bill was advocated by
Messrs. Sherwood, Dimmick and Bab.
bitt, and.opposed _ by Messrs. Sullivan,
and 'Heckman, who occupied the floor
until the Senate adjourned.
• The new Distrietbill was again taken
up in the Senate,: and defeated by a vote
of 10 yeas, to_l7 nays. -
The Bill providing for the eite ttio ,
of a new county out of parts of B r , d
ford and Lycoming was defeated in th
Senate by a vote of 12 to 14.
Sherwood opposed ir."'
A Bill to errect a new giant)? e tit ,
the Northern part of Luzern re.,
be called Lackawanna, has passed td
The Appropriation Bill is still end_
discussion in the House, the erect
fort having been to discontioie the a,
propriation of 5200,000 to*Cenit,
NEW POSTAGEBIBI.-.Th efull°
ing is a synopsis of the priacipalfe
tures of the new post offlee law, phi
goes into operation, the first day of j
ly next :
1. All single letters, for a dinaa
less than 300 miles, shall pay fiv e e "
postage—over 300 miles ten cents.
2. Every letter weighing no um
than half an ounce shall be deem e d
single letter, no matter h ow I: "
pieces it may contain, and between th
and one ounce shall be deemed doubt
and so on.
3. Members of Congress to reeei
and send letters free, all the year roan,
4. No one else to frank,e,xceptE
Presidents and their widows.
5. All letters and packets. Izt
which pass free through the mail, an
all government postage to be paid o
of the Treasury. •
6. Newspapers to go out of th
mail, without subjecting the readers o
carriers to any penalty - . -
7. Private posts for carryinvea t
papers to be allowed.
S. All deficiencies between the;
venue of the Department and then
penses (limited to four and a half mil
lions, to be paid out of the public:in
9. No private mails for the regol a
transmission of letters over mad routes
to be allowed under heavy penalties,
10. All newspapers of 1900 squat
inches or less, to go free for 30 mile
from the place where printed; betcree,
that and 100 miles, half a cent postage
over 100 miles one cent.
11 . Newspapers are to hare a fre
exchange as heretofore.
GEN. Ross' flua...—Gen . . Ross Imo
brought before the Legislaturearmlo
ment to the act of 1832. incorporatio,
the North Branch Canal Compant.
The Danville Democrat, speaking o
this bill, says :—Mr. Ross' supfilemen
extends the time for taking stock in:l,
Company, which has now neatly et
pired, and makes certain alterations 1 ,
the charter, in relation -to &olden&
&c. If this bill should be passed b .
the Legislature—and we see novo.
reason why it should not—the stook°
said Company will soon be taken, an
the line finished to connecr with th
New• York improvements. , The State
in her present financial condition, lean
able to complete the eawal.an evenly)
of which is so imperiously demande
by the rapid increase of the iron an
coal business along its line."
REVENUE COMMIS.9IONERS. —TW,,
dv terminated their duties Tuesda.
Marcia 18, after a session of thirty day
The tax in some counties has been
creased, whilst in others it has be•
diminished. Bradford County haste
with an increase on her three mil
item, of 8 per cent., making 5226,16'
EARLY N ANTIC ?MON.—The Sunbu
American informs us that the first par
et boat of the season arrived at Northe
berland from Harrisburg. ota Frida:
14th inst., being the earliest nevi:
Lion of the Canal since their costa
SUDDEN DEATIL—Patton ROSS, FA
for many years Recorder of Lacast
city, was found dead in his office a to
moments after he had entered it in h
usual health. It is supposed his dea
was occasioned by a tit of apoplexy.
CANAL COMMISSIONER'S Cosa"ll'
—The State Ctntral Commit tee 11
fixed upon Thursday, - the 4th of SI
tember next for holding the state C'
vention to norninate,a democratic ro
date for Canal Cotnrnisioner.
WAR WITH MEXICO.—Mr. CO bin
late Minister to China, has vi tt°
letter, in which he expresses hls
lief in the improbability. of a or at
ADJWTAI4iT GENERAL.--Thomis •
rington of Owego, has been DPP '
by the Governor, Adjutant General
THE LEGISLATURE, will not
before the middle of April , O tigb „
House has passed a resolution tool'
on the 28th inst.
Senate, adjourned on Thursday laPI•