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giraoforo c4ovvte,t, Toiranda; %dues(lay, Feb) , 4,1446. Panisccika are sorry to, be again compelled to call the attention of those indebted to D: S. Gooninca and E. 8. Gooalma & Bos, that primal has pafti -441.4 pntlarinea has ceasce . 4 to be a view. - The notes, accounts, d mutt be F at, and to o paid py reran , court, they will be put in tonne of aJliedion, entry cent of them. Ih.LllO/Tilk—Tbm Demorsafe: County Meeting, held last evening, appointed Hon. TATID WITXOT and Hon. Renew Witizza„ as - !tep , asettative Delegates. to the Fourth of Ruch Coatoutitin; sal appointed conferees, iith instructions to S'Aiport Maj. Towels B. OVZITON. !Senatorial Delegate. The nsohniona are soundly democratic, and. speak the sentimeota of the unGinehing chimney cot Bradford. lion. John U. Sterigere. It has given MI pain to witness in • few of oar demo 'trade ectemporariec some it -natured remarks, directed towards the geeitleman whose name heads this article.— Mr. Sterigere is an entire stranger to us, but he is • mem ber of the Democratic party—• co-laborer with us in snipert of its principles, its measures, and its men. 00. cupyini, es he does, a sear upon tlis floor of the Senate of this Commonwesith. and haring to' many years rep• resented the sterling democracy of the county of Mont gomery, where he his always been sustained by most tri umphant majorities, we cannot but feel pained to witness any disposition, and especially among Democrats, to dis parage his talents, impugn his motives, or underrate his influence. In- the long course of his political canter, we defy his worst enemies to point out a single deviation from the plain-beaten path of Democracy. While we can recur to very many instaniti, where he has done the party and the state essential 'entice. Besides,, it la the very worst policy that the deraccitMe press can pursue, to indulge in fault-finding, and making attacks upon prominent mem bers of the party, for every fancied error they may ima gine they have discovered. We have the most evidence of the soundness of Mr. Stcrigere's politi cal principles—and his friendship for the National and State Administrations—and we cannot but hope that we shall see no more of the unkind & il.natured remarks from those who ought to appreciate more kindly the efficient *vies this gentleman has so long and so uniformly ren dered the Demecratic party. Rejection of Dlr. Woodward. -- The information, which we published lea week, of the rejection, by the United States Senate, of the Hon. Geo. W. 41:Godwin:I. nominated by the Pixielent, to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Handl, occasioned by thedesth of Judge Baldwin, has been received every where, with emotions of modification and disappointment ; and we knight add, with feelings of indignation. This rejection was made, we are told, in conformity with the report of Judiciary committee, and decided by a vote of 29 to 22. The Judiciary committee consists of the following named . • gentlemen: Ashley, Breese, Berrien, 'Westeott and Webster. We received this news vvithkbe more profound rep et. as Judge Wooderanl is in every sense, a Northern Penn sylvanian. lie has identified himself most deeply with our history, and allied himself closely with our feelings and sympathies. Young in years, be has already secur ed the name of a talented and gifted min, and learned • and able judge. In the Reform Convention, of which he was a member, though then but some 27 years of age, he was most - conspicuously one of the able men of , that body, and exerted a,power and influence which enabled hinisuccessfully to cope bith Fen of Older fame, whose knowledge and talent were eseiGassed ; and among whom we might mention Thaddeus StenEent, J. M. Porter, W. M. Meredith, John M. Scott, Clunks J. Ingersoll, John Sergeant, and many others ; and where note hut those , ofpre-eminent talent could have occupied such a proud and prominent position. He to possessed of a profound. .ly discriminating mind, and an unblemished and irre proachable character. With a few years of experience on the Supreme Bench, he would have been an able Judge, and fully arnstained•the character and reputation :et the station be filled, though previously occupied by the 'hest minds of the country. 'We seeltiii - Vain fit an excuse for his sacrifice. No ' sufficient reason can be given, and we are left to con clude that it is thework of envy and malice, accomplish ed through treachery and persecution. The charge of Nativism, brought against him. we consider as totally , groundless and entenahie. ' Judge Woodward has ear. takily, never ende;d himself obnoxious to the charge of • hostility to this rights and liberties of the naturalized cite. ten. His creed ts the doctrine of the Democratic party; :which extends the'safeguards of our laws, and the bles sings of oar inuitutions and liberties, to the down-trod. den and oppressed of all nations. • That his views are . not contracted irithin the narrow circle of Political No - tivism, may ha known from the fact that he has never 'mat with favor or support from that party, benp pouters.-the desiL l...„. 'contrary, they bus bean his most reign 0.... Their advances made to him his , winter, w - a caidi• dale for United States Senator. met with an indignant repulse, and it was partly through their bitter opposition, u imoseguence, that bas defeat be that post ill to be ate tribited. • " • His resolution of enquiry, made In the Convention In 1877. when she subject bad been often broached, would have. brought Cob a full and adverse report, and did much toward placing a quietus upon this political abortion. The adoption of his resolution, would have deprived the mattes of all the importance tow attached to it, and denied his opposers the privilege of making a most unfounded and unwarranted charge. Indeed, the proscriptive and, iltibend features of our old Constitution, • were; through his influence, removed, and the more h., bend features of the present, adopted. The sesertion that he was too young to be competent 'to discharge the high 'ado:vaults duties which would devolve open him, has had no weight, ems with hisene mies. 'Judge Story; one of . the ablest jurists who ever "occupiedthe bench, was placed upoo it Some ' , ewe youn• ge; than Mr. W.. and he has asserted, that the first few years in that station, must of neMasity, be an . appren• ticeship, from the eater:Arden& general nature of the bu• sinew to be acted upon, and the questions MU sitldel.. Judge Woodward's shining talents would soon have qua. Lied him fur iteduties, and =la him . second to none opon the Supreme Bench. • It is useless ro enquire who were the • perpetrators. of Shit deed. The secret? abide veils them from public reprobation, it worthp - of the inquisition. This pramiee of holding out a ocemens• for defamation of good men's and covering the Mirth, with the frisedip cloak ofacer of 'submitting-the reputation of a per- son selected tty Viii President, Eel by hits declared nor of resist;et end confidence, to sn °Mee *leis cow 1411,unts'ains !nay vrithoui fir 'of &to:tie% is un -...7'971119 the lofty and dignified charactee of an Alienate' Congms, and dhiate(ricitlli opp o se d to thit'sinrit snd - go; .•• - , • ., • . %des ulcer free institutions , thts "detestable . tire he abolished, that men teariney'yrlioet and what they have to combat. and reel secure from the despicable attempts of those now reinlered bold by the knosttedge that their togcsAncaeosj bccezetcised wiAtnPunitiP tWoltove hid so inseinceof befily this of thOresult of glichullyirrinta* perieentioe. 'Martin Van Buren, it will holseollected:vess One jejetlitir in the Senate of tbo Unitetititstts. Was alsiraliel ease Smith Mr. W.'s. r. ;Inetitly_qoahfilto h the station for : which the Li- , stir of the President had named: this body, without sof& cient cause, refuse to yield their assent to the elevation. " Vaulting persecution which o'etleaps • And falls on ember side." For Martin Van Buren was strengthened in the confi dence Mod esteem of the people. and they amply tepid,' him for the little.injury he sustained thromth tbo shames Cut warfare of myna( ipled tom and elicited him far above their teach.... And We much mistake the Character of the peoide of Peims3 , Waldo. if Mr. Woodward hru not a stronger held their ever upon their esteem and - alfece.un. They will embrsJe the first opportuidty that ogees to show their displeasure of the indignity offerel to our state, and to manifswt the confidence and esteem in which they hold this distinguished citizen. Auxeraoso COCNTI Ilsxr..—We publish this werk the °overeat's veto of this Bank, bat aro of)liged to de fer our remarks. Tito of the Armstrong County Bank. To the Senate aid House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. GENTLUMEN :—The Bill entitled "An act incorporating the Armstrong county Bank." was presented fur my signature on the 16th day of April last. It contemplates the estab lishment of a Bank,at Kittanning, with a capi tal of fifty thousand dollars, which may be in creased to one hundred thousand dollars, at the pleasure of the Stockholders. This. Bill involves the policy of increasing the banking capital of the State, and the 'estab lishment of new Banks in various sections of the Cotninonwealth, against which. 1 have expres sed my views at large in the message transmit ted to the Legislature at the comniencement of the present Session. There does not appear to be anything in the condition. pursuits and business of the people of Armstrong county. differing from those of many other counties of the State, within - those limits nu bank exist, which present peculiar claims for the establishment of a bank. Their pursuits are essentially agricultural, which of all the industrial employments of the people. receive. and happily require. the least benefi cial aid from Bank accommodations. However useful banks may be, in facilitat ing commercial transactions, experience has shown. that thoseagricultural districts which have been furtherest removed from their influ ence. have suffered least from panics and pe cuniary embarrassments. It is by no means - certain, that the men engaged in the increasing manufacturers of Armstrong county,where capi tol is so immediately productive. require the aid or would be materially benefited by the estab lishment of a bank. Their business transac tions concentrate in Pittsburg. the great market fof their Iron and other productions. At that point they lay the foundations of credit and establish claims tit accommodations. The creation of a bank does not, under any circumstances, present a strictly local question. Each of these institutions adds its proportion to the general circulation of paper Money. and dins effects the currency of the whole stale, in the soundness of which, all are interested.— ' Out currency now is comparatively gond, and I regard it an imperative duty of the Executive as well as the Legislature, to guard against its depreciation. We are admonished by recent ex perience of the disastrous.effects of excessive banking. from which the citizens have not yet entirely recovered, not to sanction of a coarse of policy tending to produce like results. .. In addition to these reasons for withholding my approval of the bill, more careful consider ation than.' found leisure to bestow upon the subject during the first months of my official duty, has satisfied me, that in order to make the principle of individual liability of stock holders effective, it should embrace all the lia bilities of the corporation. By the provisions of the bill before me, it is limited to note hold ers. It is true that deposites are made voluntarily. while men are compelled to receive in payment of their dues the currency which is in general circulation. But this does nut affect the rule that stockholders who thrive profits from a corporatioit, should incur a correspondent Ili bility.for all its engagements. All the contracts of a bank itre voluntary. It may refuse to accept a deposite, as readily as it may decline issuing its promissory notes; then why should the liability of its share hold ers in case of failure, not extend to all its debts. Itos true that one contract may he more favor ed by the law than others, in the ortlert4 pay ment, when the fund is sufficient to pay all ; but I cat perceive no reason for exonerating a solvent debtoi- from the pay mentor all his debts. Indeed the depositor of moneys fOr safe keep ing,. is in general regarded as a creditor of the most meritorious rank, as he bargains neither for interest nor profit—his debt partakes of the truest character which has just claims, to pe culiar protecticin. It is true that the Legisla ture which - authorizes the creation of a paper currency. is under special obligations 41 secure it from depreciation ; this furnishes a strong ground fur protecting the note holder, but does not lessen the force of the reason of the general liability of the stockholders. - It should be observed. that if the circulation of a bank has a preferred claim upon the cor porate fonds, and the stockholders are only in dividually liable for any deficiency in those funds, it will be the interest of the depositor. upon the first doubt of bank solvency. to con vert Iris cleposites into bank notes. This will always be done by , those who may be conve nient to the bank, or are in favor with the offi cers, upon the . first intimation of its falling con dition, - while those who are more remote, or leas informed. may be left to witness the appli tion of their deposiles to redeem the circula tion by which the ultimate liability of the stock holders will be diminished. Hence it will be the direct interest of the stockholders in a fail ing bank, whose liability is limited to note holders, to protect . .themselves against loss, by concealing its condition, until the greatest pos sible amount of individual deposites are secur. ed. This forniihes a strong reason - for extend ing,the principle to all the debts, in proportion to the amount of stock held by each stockhold er. Until this is done,,and ample provision is made *Fording. to creditors 'of corporations i t rtnnK and efficient remedies. 'the great object of the. principle of individual liability ? will not 'have been attained. ' "' With these objections. I have directed the bill to be retort - tied to the House of Itepreienta tives,.Witere it originated. FRANCIS R 'HIIHNIC. ExrenTlii aft.txtfen, January !itch, 13415. Dimooratic County Meeting. At a County Meeting held at the Court House in Towanda 'Borough. oh Teem*: evening. Feb. 3..184G:f0r-the purpose of sppoliding %Negates to the Democratic 4th of March Convention. to' fulminate a 'person for:Demo cratic Canal Commissioner. •J. M. BISHOP was called to the chair. LEONARD PIERCE. STE. PSIEN stnicia.s.xe. JOHN H. Fermis. and J. McMsitox, elected ViCe Presidents ;*Maj: B. Laporte and E. 0. Goodrich as. Secretaries. Ou motion of G. F. Maiso i. •emended by Col. J. F. 21 1 1Estrs, Resolved. That the follow itiglrmlnud gentlemen be appointed a commit ! te,. to draft resolutions expressive of the sense of this meeting; and also report names of gen tlemen for Delegates to the 4th of March Con. vention for the purpose of nominating a Canal Commissioner. ' : Wilson Decker, S. W. Files. G. F. Mason. Francis Smith. J. E. Piollet. , E. W. Morgan, W. E;Barton. F. Ransom Ransom, D. Vandercook, ' Asap h Colhorn. KC. Ward, Stephen Pierce. The Committee having retired, returned and through their Chairman reported the names of Lion. DAVID Wrt.rtoT and REUBEN Wrung as Representative Delegates to the 4th of - March Convention, anti offered the following resolu. Lions for i the consideration of the meeting.ellich were unanimously adopted. Resolved, That Col. W. E. Barton and Cot 7. F. Means be appointed conferees to meet conferees from toga. with instructions to sup port Maj. T. 13. Ovsurox us Senatorial Dele- gale. Resolved. That the ability and unswerving, integrity of the Commissioners. under. whose auspices the change of ailininisfration of the public woks has so far been conducted. , have set.an exanplc which promises much for the well-work ng of the present mode of selection. The strikipg fact is drawn from the five last annual rep Forts, that the Board. chosen directly by i the people, has realized to the State an ave rage net revenue of $640,000. per annum. while the average from finished lines of the three years preceding, under executive appointment, was 8210,000; thus tripling the clear re ceipts, with a progressive increase from the vi gilant experience which they bring. to the pub lie service. The names of CLARKE, MILLER and Fos• TER are identified with the disenthralment of our Improvements from the worst form of plun der—under cover of law. , Resolved, That the efficient services of W. B. FOSTER Je. merit the grateful encomium of a re-election as professional member of a board which has fulfilled the man fold duties of mana ging all our public works at an annual cost of little more than 85.000, including engineering, clerk-hire and office-contingences. He has fully answered our just expectations, from personal acquaintance ; and we instruct our delegate's to use their best efforts for his re nomination. Rzsnlved. That his Excell i ency, FRANCIS R. Sifusg, has our continued confidence as a straight-forward Republican and patriotic chief chief magistrate. His messages are brief, plain and manly ; while his stern, one-faced resis tance to •the schemes of associate wealth. or corporate credit: especially in endeavoring to ingraft die healthful stock of indivual liabili ty on a wild banking system—which we wish to see extended to all corporations—com mands our-admiration of him as the fit leader Of a steady democratic progress. Counselled by a cabinet at whose head the stealthy shafts of cam t efollowers and open ones of enemies alike point out the Hon. ism. MILLER, our favorite chief offers, in his own character and theirs, ample security against the old watch words of booty. The issue appears shaping into whether an honest administration can sustain itself against the .* cohesive force of public plunder." Resolevd. That we applaud the determine- I tion of the Executive to stand by the renewed credit of the State ; and we take occasion to express our approbation of the petitions, here circulating. for a revision of the revenue laws which may better enable its to sustain it. We commend these petitions to the favorable action of our Representatives in whom we have undiminished confidence. Resolved. That the President's message characterises an administration just. compre hensive and national in all its aims, and makes known on both sides of the water, to our sails. faction at least, who is JAMES K. POLK ? His views of a tariff correspond with those en tertained by the Democracy of the northern counties ; and we deem it high time that Agri. cultural Pennsylvania were awakened from the stupidity of unanimous votes of tribute to ma nufacturers, at least while this district is rep resented. We have given our " instructions" on this subject in the election of lion. D vid Wilmot. We are in favor of a modification of the ta riff of 1842 according to thew principles. The prospective fall attic. British Corn Laws, will probably coon bring our opponents. rot devot ed to a particular class, to the ground we occu py—of selling best, buying cheapest and con tributing easiest to the national treasury. Resolved. That the correspondence kif the Hon John C. Calhoun and James Buchanan with the British negotiator, has made *. clear and Unquestionable the superiority, of the American claim to Oregon. We would be proud to repose the national interests, therein. in the hands of our distinguished secretary of State, under the Congressional action suggest ed in the President's message. Resolved, That the notice to Great Britain to terminate the treaty for a joint trading occu pation of Oregon will only restore the relations of 1818; and we have no apprehension that the cause of civilization will be jeoparded by the further extension of British schemes of ra pine and colonial aggrandizement to this coo -1 anent. Resolved. That in Geo. M. Dallas we re". cognize a pore patriot and polished statesman. The Senate in wresting the appointment of Committees from him showed only the begim:' Ding of its contumelious rebuff of Pelinayles nia for her leading porta the struggle of 1844, which is receiving more particularly' develope, ment in the repeated thrusts at her eminent citizens. • Resolved. That we receive with' profniiMl regret the rejection of Geote'W.'Woodward, We await the report of the Committee on 'bpi Judiciary. for the open'ihstification of therseerei workings of Pennsylvanians against a represent tation on the Stipiemc,Beneb;whicli they hairO• justly forfeited. 1' • • - - Resolved, Thai the Overthrow ofeatiegs and executive' noinimitions is oniiineuti'or a criiiii 'in which' epoilstiien oust' irittmph. "'or be scourged into - the monk congenial ranks of the opposhion. t the Senate of Pennsylvania. I a resolution in Which •• our :Congress - iiieThereby, re• e all attempii to oeriod of ihe 30th or August 18,42." userpation or power unwsr• rioniple'..of law or policy. hut . the _strong inunif_centralizat Resolved. T by. the passage Relyeelienuitia queated to,op !ify the tariff a has attempted ranted by. any punieiling-fro lion. We have In confidence th:lt the members of assembly from his county lOU oppose, its pas. sage through t e House and that our Repre sentative. in C ngtesta will sternly resist this gross asaumpti n of authority. I Resolved. I tat the lion. DAVlD•Wniaiirr. firmly fixed t the affections of 'northern Democracy; a d we approve his earnest Sup port of the policy. and nominations of the na tional Executive. Residved, • Tiat these ,proceedings be pub-, lisbed in the Bradford Reporter and Star and forwarded to our Representatives. Senator and all others named therein. On motion of F. Smith. Resolved. That the Standing Committee he instructed hereafter to call a Contention at Februrary court. for the purpose of appointing Delegates to the 4th of March Convention following. On motion of Ira 41. Stephens. Resolved. That a committee of three-be appointed st. at tend to the proper circulation of the petitions. Appointed isa said committee Ira H. Ste phens Col. J. F. Means and Col. G. F. Mason. On motion of E. W. Morgan. Resolved. That our Conferees and Delegates be empow ered to substitute. On motion adjourned. [Suisun BY THE OFFICERS.] Proceedings of the Penn' a. Legislature. [Corresponds toe of the Bridford Reporter.) HAR RISBURG, January 30, 1846. The principal. subject.of discussion in the House of Representatives since my last has been the resolutions at the Senate in favor of the tariff of 184:1. When the resolutions were taker up. Mr. Iturrell moved to strike out all after the word resolved in the first resolution and insert the following: "That a tariff of , duties on importations which will raise it sufficient amount of revenue to meet the wants of the general government, economically administered. is a measure ne cessary and proper in itself and supported and sanctioned by the universal wishes of the whole people, of all political parties in this Union. Resolved. That in adjusting such a tariff, care - should be taken to give fair and just pro tection to all the great interests of the country. including agrirt there, manufactures, commerce, navigation, and the mechanic arts. Resolved, That it is the duty of the govern ment, as well by its revenue laws, as by all other means in us power, to give a just and reasonable measure of protection to such arti cles as Iron and coal, inasmuch as they are the subjects of an extensive and increasing trade. are . indispen:table to all manufacturing and many agrice I tural operations. and essentially necessary tct national defence, in time of war. Resolved. That our Senators in Congress i be instructed. and our Representatives request ed to oppose the repeil of the present tariff laws, and to vote for no modification thereof. which will violate the principles expressed in the foregoin g resolutions. Mr. Piot) ett moved to strike out the amend ment of Mr. Burrell and insert the following: That it is the duty of Congress in exercis ing the taxi og power granted in theSonstitu lion, fur the purposes of revenue, to so adjust the laws to impose Iota; taxes upon such arti cles of necessity as are iu general use, and es pecially sue.i as are consumed by the laboring poor, as well as by the wealthy citizen." and further. •• ca re should be taken that all the great interests of the country. including manufac tures.-agriculture, commerce, navigation and the mechanic arts, should so far as practicable derive signal advantage from the incidental pro tection which a just system of revenue duties may afford. Resolved. That the revenue law passed in 1842 is unequal, unjust and partial in its pro- visions, favoring some paricular interests at the expense of othe..-s, that it ought to be modified, that our Senators in Congress be instructed to vote for its modification in accordance with the principles !alit down in the above resolu tions. The subject is still under debate. and no vote has yet been taken indicative of the opinions of the House in reference the different propo sitions. Dining the discussion your represen tative Mr. Webb made a very able speech de fining his position upon the question. In the course of his remarks he freely declared that he had always entertained the must utter and un equivocal hostility to the tariff of 1842, but he avowed himself to be in favor of a reasonable protection. His constituents were willing that such protection should be afforded as would enable the manufacturer of the United States fairly to compete with foreign manufactures from abroad. He thought that was all sufficient. His constituents looked upou a tariff as a tax upon the consumer. directly or indirectly. He emphatically and unequivocally denied that the Tariff of 1842 was a Pennsylvania measure.— In his part of the country. during the Presideq,i, tial campaign. the people denounced the Tariff as an odious measure in many of its deiails.— He maintained that the people of this common wealth had not been benefited by the Tariff of 1842. Mr. Webb subsequently replied to the side tines which had been made upon his speech. I might have furnished you with his rejoinder .but it is admitted that he most triumphantly `sustained himself and established a eharacter as a prompt and ready debater. The House have pa •sed a bill to reform the penal laws of the Commonwealth so as to make robbery or larceny of warrants or orders drawn by Commissioners upon Treasurers. punishable in the same manner as robbery , or larceny of goods or chattlea. The cotumittee on the Judiciary. on motion of Mr. Merrifield. were instructed to enquire into the expediency of reporting a bill to coin pel justices of the peace to deposit their dockets with their successors. A resolution was likewise adopted instruct ing the ComMittee On the Militia to enquire in to the expediency of providing for the sale of the • old and useless arms belonging to, the !Commonwealth. . Mr. Eldred from the Committee on inland navigations reported a billanthorizing the New •York and Britt Rail toad to pass through. Pike •county. • . •; . ; . , The :Committee on gnadi and Bridges • te - ported against the petition of she Commission ers of Tioga•county•priying .that they may be relieved• from the expense of keeping-in repair all bridges constructed by the county. In the Senate but little of general interesthas been transacted. _ A large number of petitions have been pre sented in favor of granting the right of way the York _find Erie Rail Rod COMpaz . • ix on condition ;that the state of Nevi York provide. fora !Stu connection ' between the North, Branch - and the Chemung.aid . Chena* Cbe hill to WO a new count* out.kif 1141._ zerne,to be called Lackawanna has beep passed and sent to the House for concurrence. The nomination' of George Dickinson - to: be an Associate Judge of Elk county was unani mously confirmed. A bill his .beert reported to incorporate company to construct a Rail Road from Har -risburg- to Pittsburg; also a bill to establish a public ferry across Abe North Branch at or near Tunkbannock. - . • The governor . :nominated Charles Lyman as an Associate Judge`of Fetter inunty vice Tim ' othy Ives resigned.. . On motion of Mr.. Darsie the committee on the judiciary were instructed to enquire into the expediency of reporting a bill requiring all sentences of imprisonment in the pententiaries of the ComMonwealth to terminate bet Ween the first day, of April and October. The bill relative to polices of insurance in mutual insurance 'companies. was taken upon second reading; and postponed for the present. The act to continue the law , graduating lands on which purchase money is due the Com- . monwealth has_ been signed by the Governor. The bill to grant the right of way through Pennsylvania to Pittsburg to the Baltimore and Qhio Rail Road Company is now under die- cession in the Senate. Its late is involved in ' men- doubt. The hill regulating election districts.has pass ed both Houses. The Senate had stricken out the atetions directing the polls in' Armenia township. to be closed at 5 o'clock in the af ternoon, as a departure from the principles of the general election law. The House non concurred in the amendment. and the bill was sent to a committee of conference. The com mittee reported in favor of granting the privi lege, and :through the strenuous exertions of your Senator. Mr. Sherwood, the report was adopted and •the bill finally passed Yours, MURDER ALBANY.—The Albany Argus. of Monday. has the following =Count of a deli- berate murder committed in that.eity: John Bannon. an industrious mechanic., a stone-cutter. in the employ of J. Jones, was de liberately shot at and fatally wounded on Satur day, whilst coming out of a neighbors house in Rensselaer street, in the south part of .the city. being mistaken for another person. he circum stances. as they came out before the Coroner, are as follows : About ten o'clock a party of men assembled in a - grocery store in Rensselaer street, kept by Joseph Malloy. for the purpose of raffling for a watch. After the raffling had ended, some dis pute arose as to who was entitled to the watch. Joseph Maloy, with his son Charles, and a Frenchman. by the name of Charles Gouche im mediately went into a back room, and from there all three went into the street, old Malloy having a gun, handed ; it to the Frenchman, and young Malloy held a light. The Frenchman aimed the gum at the raffling party in the store. The door being open, but the cap missed fire. They then returned for a new cap, and again went into the street, as before. Bannon, with his wife, that mo ment came down from an upper room, where he had been visiting, not being one of the raffliro. party. Young*Malloy, on perceivin,ghitn spoke to the Frenchman, saying. that's him—fire." which he did, and the contents of the musket. being buck shot and slugs, entered the abdomen of Bannon, and one of the sings entered the arm of Mrs. Bannon. Bannon died next d'y• Having ascertained that they were mistaken in the persons, they then returned to the house and re-loaded the gun with a heavier charge, when the watchmen arrived and arrested the two Mallnvs and the Frenchman. ' The Frenchman, Goodie, the man who com mitted the act, is about 37 years of aae ; Joseph Malloy. who kept the grocery and loaded the gun, is about 50 ; and ° his son Charles, about 20 years of age. MExtco.—Fuller advices from M crier) in se• ference to the revolution in that country rend ---, it very doubtful whether Parades will be sue cessful against the government. The federal party have signified to Herrera their intention to stand by him. The people generally in the towns where the soldiery have declared against the government, exhibit no sympathy with the movement—this private letters from Vera Crnz positively assert. and the least check experieneeil by Paredes in his march to the capital. would be the signal of a reaction, which would tumble him and his adherents to the ground. _ The Sig h). of the 22d ult., says that the inhabitants of the city of Mexico showithe utmost determination and exhibit the most undoubted enthusiasm in taking measures to defend the capital against the revolutionists, who are pushed to this prricidal act by a desire to substitute for repubhcanism monarchy or anarchy. or any thine which may troublefitinational tranquillity. The Monitor. of the 23i1 ult. states that letters have been receiv ed from Havana, proving, without doubt, that the insurrection of Paredes liar been brought about by the fttends and emissaries of Santa Anna, and that he (Paredes) is only a blind in strument in the hands of his quondam chief and the latter's associates. Amid the conflict of opinion in the journals, there is one fact which tlistinguished this movement from the last against Santa Anna. that the moral force of the coun try' viz : the (ETA voice of the nation, the Con is altogether withi the President. MORE RUMORS ' FROM WeRHONGTON.—The last Washington rumor we take from the Union of that city: A rumor was current in our streets to-day that Mr. Slidell had been murdered in Mexico by, the troops of Qen.• Paredes. ft was said at first to have been transmitted by the telegraph from IlaltimOre. We can find no sort of foundation for the rumor. In fact, it was stated three days ago, but not thrown into general Circulation till this morning. Washington is a famous place for rumors of all kintts., It was from that city that die success of the revolution of Pardee was announced soine weeks before it actually was consummated. FATAL DUEL.—Some excitement has been produced in New Orleans by the death of Mr. Kane.a young lawyer of much talent and promise. who was shot in a duel on the 21st inst, by his antagonist, Mr. Hyman. a merchant of that city. The wartons•were pistols, at ten paces. , After, the first shot the deceased was invited to apolo gise for the affront offered, namely, slapping the face ochfr. H.. but his second declined, and at the next fire Mr.4l. received the ball of his an tagonist in the neck. which produeedimmediate death:. :The -difficulty arose at one of the week ly anima at the'St. Charles Hotel. ahout a ques tion of right toe certain place in.a‘ cotillion.. Arrival of the Steanalip ii *Eiretrif thelPresfdene's Message—, liar tithe Russell rr pftlielPfel Ministry. The Hibernia arrived off Hilifei'oug, 2611 i lite; but was linable to get h i p T ot - e —rd ee day morning, thus aseerini tion of foripeight hours. during te l Ilse thermometer indicated .a tempt 10 the. below •- The Britanna arrived at, Limpe t 16th December, in 12:1 days; and thy . • on The 27th in 11. days from ilotti propeller Massachusetts reached Li, 20 days from-New York. The . President's Message Wag re, Liverpool by the ship - Se'a; Captain on the 22d, in seventeen days from ts, and..was conveyed to ia sir ia its,arrival on the Mersey. •It. was by express to France and Germany Parliament watt summoned to m despatch or busiuesi on the 22d o Thursday last. Cotton was a shade butter than at , our last advice& Flourabout the,satta prices were unsettled. The Oregon correspondence had reached England when the •teamshi course it had not yet been spread before the p t . pie. Some of the papers comment upon it vr,f. much More bitterness than they bestowed Um the message For , instance, the Specsai t spitefully characterizes it as on ,the America side, a manife-tation of - dishonest ability., The Times make its strongest point on f t presumed incompatibility'between - the Spam title and the American title by discovery. There Was a.dreadful storm on the Englit coast. Dec. 2 Ist and 22d. which c aused cobs rous disasters to the shipping. wattle lon ei many lives. The Times stales that 90 vests! had been lost. in the course of a few daysor more than 100 lives. Ambng the vessels ar t two steamers, the St. David and Tom Bee* Another was a Dutch East Indianian. the T. Certiolelenses, with a cargo worth $100,0004 total loss. On the night of the 6th of Deeember,b French Government Steamer Papm - wash: on the African , coast. near Magadore, and 61 of 'her crew. 75. perished.; among d im .„ M. Moray Mouge. the Consul at Maoador , M. Fleuriut de Langle, commandant of the so. eel. A. B. The Arabs displayed upon this occasioas Much courage as humanity. In less than pi, hours they succeeded in bringing off 44 r eons; carrying them upon their shoulders, ar, swimming with them thro7 a very heavy sr: The committee of the London Peace Sort. ty have memorialized Sir R. Peet in tow c settling the Oregon question-by peaceful ra . th• er than by other means, whatever provocauut the British Goveihment may 'receive to nJopt a warlike tone and policy. They earnestly deprecate war , with the two nations. and.urg , the propriety of settling ,the dispute by tion. Professor Encke. of Berlin, has given nowt on the 13111 of December last, that he found' star of the 9th,magnitude in a place where b• fore there wai, none. Professor Shumarli: Lad made a number observalions upon 0. It is near Vesta. and has a motion similar that planet. It was not esartly deterno whether it was a planet or a comet. [From Wilmer & Smith's Times.l RE-INSTATED . IENT Or THE PEEL :1I Isom —But while attention was fixed, upon the dr, matis persona, the public were astounded leaning that the attempt had. been made. to, had failed .that the leaders cotild not 44:tr a - nongst themselves, and that all was clus once more. It subsequently transpired ti,,t Lord Grey had cauied the hitch, by rams( to join the cabinet if Lord Palmerston lieltUr seals of the Foreign office, and the IVltir, pers were savage with his lordship for keep in the dark his feeling toward the late Fotef Secretary until he could'strike him most Kr: malty. That the blow was unload furs the quarter from which it proceeded seems ur• deniable ; but that a cause, in itself se app. rently trifling. should have broken.up a Ut net. and produced results so momentum shows clearly enough that the embryo Dm, ters had not their hearts in the work. :11st must have deeply felt the responsibility, tht perilousness, nay, the hopelessness, of the task, when the opmion of a single meather ste sufficient to snuff the experiment out of ,ens tense. Lord Palmerston's exclusion from the fo' ergo office by a Government of which 1,.‘ , 1 John Russell was thelfead, „could NOT hire been caletilated on ; it would have invulredi censure of the noble Lord's policy while held the office. and would have been regarde. as a public condemnation of one of the able , stateamen the whigs have in their.ranks. Nevertheless, considering that Lord Palo email, before he left the office, dtd embro himself.- and was nearly embroiling his counar with France—:considering. too, that he r gumption of power. at the present m ower. would. in the nature of things. hare renderer the settlement of our difficulties with the Ur ted States more perplexed and uncertain—le may, under all circustances, re j o i c e drat '° have been spared, the infliction. When Lord Jdhri Russell threw up Inseam , there was no alternative biit to send Peel; the most extraordinary move in this drawl i Cabinet-making in, that be felt as little app . rent hesitation in resuming the office, as t , evinced promptness in throwing it up. II". resumption of power immediately made int , felt in every branch of trade. ennfidene which had been shattered by the railway pr at became paralYzed when it was known thu Peel was out; the markets fell, the firtide unit• business was suspended. and 'a gloom, a 014 ' hung over the commercial and trading work'. The . se,eyili are fast subsitling.with the ciao , which called them into existence. Upwards - of ten days have elapsed sine r. became it hnown that Peel was.again Premier• and every day has shown imprOved symplelo in the produce, share.- Money, and other lg . kets. This change appears the more woe dinary, from . the fact that its future policy lie much the matter of - speculation is th.e neg met—even more undefined. undeveloped. !%'' body knoWs What'Peel will do-4ut wry oat has confidence in Peel. L—a Singular Proof e'f hold _which the powerful mind has over sympathies and, the. prospects of millions 6 people, „ „ T 1 he 'London Eiaminer wittily ebsef"" reference to the prevailing feelibg. The bet r tv of the present junoture is nobody toil oov6. Oat' Sir Rtihert ,Peel goiig to do. every body is . setiefide that he is the mans no4ody knows*at: The Cabinet restiaies power With itepe bc° err net but slightlialtered. Changes there hav .