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Towanda, IV Onesclay, July 15, 1846.
FOR CA N AL. COMMISSIONER, -
WILLIAM B. FOSTER, JR.
OF BRADFORD COUNTY
Meeting - or the Standing Committee.
frirThe gentlemen composing the Demociatic
Committee for Bradford county, are teguested
to he present at Ira H. Stephens. on Saturday. July 25,
1840, at 2 o'clock, P. M., fur the purpose of appointing
Committees . of Vigilance, and in preparation fur the
coming September Convention. The following are the
namra of the Committee.
E. O'MEARA GOODRICH,
PETER C, WARD.
EDSON ASPEN WALL,
FREDERICK 1111 WAN,
CH ARLES STUCK w EM„
The Tariff BM.
The House of Representatives have passed a bill for
the modification of the Tariff of .11342 by a vote of 114
to 95. The Member from this district, Hon. 1./icta
WiL3IIOT, atone, of all the Pennsylvania delegation, had
italependertte and moral courage enough to stand up
and do his duty to his constituents, his principles, and
Mr. Wilmot has heretofore been a mark for the mis
repre,entation and abuse of the New fork Tribune, and
the smaller luminaries which take their cue from that
paper, fur his professed views in relation to therariff,
and we expect in see his present vote seized upon to
make him appear as ■ " Free Trade" man. That he
has expressed the wishes and views of his constituents,
we firmly believe, and that they will sustain him, we can
have no reason to doubt.
In this vote, Mr. Wilmot has but carried out the great
principles which he id ii t e}siduously and eloquently pro
mulgated in the late Presidential canvass; views which
have been thoroughly dirijussed and understood by the
people of this district, and :which they declared as the
wisest and best policy by electing him most triumphant-
Iv to his present post, over one who proclaimed himself
as “ standing on the broad platform of the Tariff of
It is needless (or us to say . - to one of Mr. Wilmot's
constituents, that he has ever expressed himself favorable
to a modification of the Tariff of 1842, to bring equal
and just protection to au classes of our citizens, to all
branches of our industry. He has labored to show that
this tariff was moat unequal and unjust in its operations,
y balding to the rich capitalists the privilege of taxing in
dustry to fill his already capacious coffers, and extending
no advantages to the poor awl worthy laborer. lie was
willing that the tariff of 1842 should remain in operation
long enouxti to test its practical utility, and then its repul
sive features shouldgive way to the modification which
should make it equal upon all. This has been done.—
The - cotton-lords" have waxed rich upon the industry
of the land ; capital has accumulated capital, and bloated
wealth has added to its riches. But we ask the Farmers
of Bradford; has it added to your purse or your posses
sions! flas this Tariff, so all-prvading in its genial
influence. permitted you to declare dividends of 10, 20
or 40 per cent. per yeiu, like unto the Cotton mills of
the East I How is the price of your wool! Has it
ever brought you less I For the first two years of the
tariff, it brought you a fair price, but the duty is merely
nominal on unmanufaclured wool, and these country
losing, home-leaguing, protectionists have sought it from
abroad. Can you dispose of your wheat at any price?
Where is the home market, which was to have been
created by the tariff, to afford you ready sale at high
prices.for your produce?
The Democracy of this district, are far removed from
the Free trade-ism which their opponents would fix up
on them. They would gladly see the great interests of
the country, and particularly of their own State, fostered
and protected. But they believe that the favors of legis-!
lation should as far as practicable, fall equally, and they
are willing to see any tariff modified which is unjust,
unequal, and oppressive in its operation. There is no
charm in the name of protection, no power in the wealth
of capital, which can gloss over the hideousness of an
unjust law, and prevent them from demanding its modi
fication. They are fortunate in having in Congress, a
Representative who, while others crouch and waver,
while phantoms of "free trade " and spectres of tariffs
terrify them, are unable to decide for the good of their
country, has manfully and consistently battled on.the
same righteous ground be occupied at home, and now
has the honor of giving the only vote from Pennsylvania
for the modification of the repulsive features of the pre
sent tariff. To me the words of the Washington Un
ion:—" From Pennsylvania, there was but a single vote
for this great-reeasure—and that came from the bold and
fearless, the truly able and eloquent Wilmot. Let him
wait but a year, to see the operation of this bill defeat all
the predictions of his opponent., and his vote„ though
now alone, will be the vote of Pennsylvania."
We have written this much hastily; intending to re
vert to the subject next week.
Appointments by Attorney General.
J. Pringle Jones, Esq, Deputy Attorney General for
the county of Berks.
Stokes L. Roberts, Esq., Deputy Attorney General for
the county of Bucks.
Joseph 1.. Lewis, Esq., Deputy Attorney General for
the county of Chester.
John B. Sterigere, Esq., Deputy Attorney General for
the county of Montgomery.
Albert C. Ramsey, Esq., Deputy Attorney General for
the county of York.
Francis W. Hughes, Esq., Deputy Attorney for the
county of Schuylkii4.
Mumma- D. Lower, Esq , has received from the
Democrats of Crawford county, the nomination for Cori
nna', by a large majority, and Messrs. Kricki'itid'Kerr
have been nominated for Assembly.
'ft. Whims of Florida have nominated Mr. Cabell for
Congress. On the 12th ult. the citizeas of Palatka gavo
him a public dinner.
The Democrats of Cambria county have nominated
Michael Herron for assembly.
=The Democrats of Westmoreland hate nominated
George R. Haymaker James Clark and John Faushold
for Assembly, and recommend the renomination of the
Hon. H. D. Foster fur Congress.
wooll . s MAO CLINTI.—We have receive,' the
June Number of the American edition of Blackwood's
Edinburg Magazine, printed in New York by Lerman'
Scott & Co. It is unnecessary to say a word in praise
of this excellent periodical. The papers in the present
'number sustain the high character of the Magazine and
ari , replete with matters of interest. The following to
the table of contents:
The Literature of the Eighteenth Century. ReYnard
the roc. The Americans and the Aborigines—Part H.
The Fall of Rmne. Elinor Traria. Chapter the first.
The people. The Rose of Warning. Greek Fire and
Gunpowder. How to Build a House and Lire in it.—
Itog,ucs in °while.
'Tei Yeti irs''resTaiiiir;=-Ibltbfleiwhiarea
tuition of the vote by States on the Tariff may prove in.
tainting to our readers. We copy it from the New
York. News :
Stales Dem. W: Dem.
Maine,l • 6 U o
New Hampshire, 3 0 0
Vermont. -- 0 "-V 0 -
Masa..cbutseits, 0 0 0
Rhode Island, 0 0 11
Connecticut, 0 -•0 . 0 •
New York, 16 0 4
New Jersey, 0 0 2
Pennsylvania, 1 0 11
Delaware, 0 0 0
Maryland, 1 0 1
Virginia. 14 0 0
North Carolina, 6 0 0
South Carolina,, 7 0 0
Georgia, 5 0 0
Florida, 1 0 0
Alabama, 6 1 0
Mississippi, 4 0 0
Tennessee, 6 0 0
Kentucky, 3 0 0
Ohio, 12 0 0
Michigan, a 0 0
Indiana, 5 0 0
Illinois, 5 0 0
!Missouri, 4, 0 0
.Arkansas, I) 0 0
Louisiana, 3 0 0
Texas, 2 0 0
Total. 113 •11 18 77 AO 3
Three vacancies; one member (the Speaker) no vote.
ANTRTIACITIL FrINACIS IN PaNssetx•rit A.—There
are thiny•si: anthracite furnaces in this State, which
made, in 1845, 22,844 tons of iron.• The capacity of
these for 1846 is 109,700 tons
New Anthracite Rolling Mills.—Their Annual
Mamufirefure.—From the report of s Committee of the
•• Iron and Coal Association of Pennsylvania," we ga
ther the following interesting particulars. There are in
this State the fo.lowing new Anthracite 'Rolling Mills,
for the Manufacture of iron, which produce annually the
following quantity, viz
Wilkeabarre, Thatcher T. Payne—Rail
road and Plate Iron,
Montour, Murdock, Leavitt & Co.—Raß
Harrisburg--Railroad and Plate Iron,
Phinnix ville—Reeves, Buck &
road Iron, 6.000 "
Suburbs of Philadelphia. 3—Plate Iron, 3,000 "
Lemon Hill, do. Thorns & Co.—
Manayunk, 11 & C. B. Buckley—Plate
Reading, Sabatton& Co.—Axles. / 1000 "
Do. Samna& Ca.--amall Inxt, S
Little Schuylkill—Small Iron,
Brady's Bend, Gveat Western Co.—Rail
From the above statement, it will be seen that in •
few years all the Railroad Iron required in this country
can be manufactured in this State.
THE CASE Or FRLEMAH.—The jury appointed to try
the sanity of Freeman, at Auburn, have returned a ver
dict of sane, the jury standing 11 to 1 for the verdict
rendered. Drs. Brigham, IVFCoIe and Coventry, testi
fied positively to his being insane, founded no doubt on
his sullen and malignant conduct during his imprison
ment for five years in the" State Prison, for horse steal
ing. That he was a morose, ignorant and bad fellow,
there can be no doubt, and there is also a probability that
he may have been innocent of horse stealing, for which
he was convii ted, as be always conceived that some one
ought to pay him for his five years labor in the prison,
but the fact that he murdered the prosecuting witness in
that case, and his family. shows that he meditated a deep
Mn. BCCIIANA3.—This gentleman has not been no.
urinated for Judge of the Supreme Court, as we announ
ced last week. We obtained the information from a
reliable source, and supposed it correet.
REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF PAT
ENTS.—We some time since acknowledged the
receipt of this valuable compilation. In it we
find the annexed valuable information in rela
tion to our own state:—
Wheat, bushels raised in 1845. 12.590.000
Our'population is about 1,960.000 ; in 1840
1.724.033, being an estimated increase of 235,-
967 in six years. The population of the U.S.
including Texas, is about 19,602.500; in
1840, 'Texas not included, it was 17,069.463,
being in six years an estimated increase of 2.-
433.047. within that period, Texas excluded.
The average wages of labor in Pennsylva
nia is stated to be as follows:—Lancaster,
York, and Chester, husbandmen, $lO per
month-40 to 50 cents per day ; mechanics
810 to $l2 per month-75:cents to $1 per
Philadelphia city and county, laborers $1
Northumberland, Lvcoming, Union and
Clinton, husbandman. $25 per month—sl per
day exclusive of board; mechanics, 830 per
month-81.25 per day, exclusive of board.
Columbia. Luzerne and Wyoming, laborers,
50 cents per day-89 to $l2 per month; me
chanics, 81 per day and board—and so on with
the other counties of the State.
A JUDGE FOR THE WAAL—We have many
instanced of the best men in the country volun.
tsering for the Mexican campaign, but that of
Judge Williams of lowa. is the most remarks•
ble of all. A volunteer company paraded in
Iront of the hotel where the judge was lodging.
and the captain informed the judge that he had
marching orders, Judge W. at once offered
himself as a volunteer. " The company is
lull." was the reply. .1 Perhaps you want a
musician." said the judge. The captain said
he wanted a fifer. Pm your man." said•
Judge W. and he at once donned his uniform
and started off playing Yankee Doodle like a
TII6 HEROINE OF FORT BROWN.---Dorine
the whole bombardment, the wife of one of
the soldiers, whose husband was ordered with
the army to Point Isahel, remained in the fora.
and though the shot and shells were constantly
flying on ,every side..she disdained to seek
shelter in the bomb•proofs, hut labored the
whole time in cooking and taking care of the
soldiers. without the least regard .to her own
safety. Her.hrayery was the admiration of
all who were. in the fort, and she had thus ae•
quired the natneol Great Western.
Continued Szt . cceekor the Corn Bill—Recep
tion of the. ne#-.1 of the Wattll of)Dald
' Allit'eunt,Resainlin England and France-kl;:
leash of the-Pope of Rome-47ne?,frope'
Alnythd--:Pedine of Wheat ant - 17100. ;
OnSuitirilai morning- 4th inst. The news is
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12 1 0
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3' 0 0
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. has triumphed. in commit
tee of the House of Lords by thtrty three ma-
jority, All fears of its final passage are now.
at an end.
There is a steady demand for Cotton, but - it
has declined oite.eighth..
The crops id England and Ireland are said
Ito be firm. The weather was extremely , dry
and hot. It seems that we in this quarter
have monopolized all the rain.
Sir Robert Peel's retirement is more confi
dently spoken of.
The war between the United States and
Mexico engrosses much of public' 3:tention.—
The victories of Americana arms on the Rio
Grande have chang ed the feeling abroad front
sympathy for the Mexicans to contempt. fur
their prowess. This is as ultjusi to the Mex
icans as the former feeling in England was to
the Americans. The Mesteans deserve much
credit for their gallant stand, and it was only
the superior tact and energy cf General Tay.
for that overthrew them.
M. Guizot's organ is still engaged in point•
ing out the necessity of Pratle and England
interfering to protect Mexico. Leeompie, the
attempted assass6 of Louis Phillippe, has been
condemned and executed.
The Pope of Rome is dead, having expired
suddenly on the first of June last. Cardinal
Granzoni is the person most likely to succeed
Dr. Ellis. a professor of hydropsthy. has
been held to bail on a charge of manslattEhter,
for causing the death of a patient. named Dres
ser, by what is called the " cold water system."
Wheat had declined in the Liverpool mar
ket, between the 16th of May and the 6th of
June, from 57e. to 525. 10d. per quarter.
10,000 - "
Flour is one shilling lower.
Apprehensions were entertained in Holland
of a failure of the Rye and Potato crop.
According to a Parliamentary return, the
outrages in Ireland during the present year
amount to 3782, 871 for offences against the
person. 1029 for those against property.
According to the Limerick Reporter. 3857
emigrants have left that city for the United
States during the present season.
TIIE QUEEN.—On Saturday morning last
the Queen and his Royal Highness Prince Al
bert drove out in an open carriage and four.
with outriders in scarlet liveries, and attended
by the equeries in waiting. The royal party
left the palace at a quarter to ten o'clock. and
were absent an hour. Th.s was the Queen's
first appearance since her Majesty's accouch
PRESIDENT PULK.-A great deal of curiobt
ly has been created in London. by the arrival
of some cotton from President Polk's planta
tion marked with the letters and figures—" P.
49th D." The conmossieure of the cotton
trade declare that this is no ordimtry cotton
mark ; and, therefore, the question remains as
to what it can mean. Two or three explain
to •• P." means •• Polk," and that.•' 49th D."
means "49th degree," and refers to the Ore.
PRINCE LOWS NAPOLEON.-A meeting of Cie
Foreign Ambassadors and Ministers has taken
place,. to consult on the line of Policy to be
adopted towards Prince Louis Napoleon, and
it has been agreed that until they receive in
structions from their different Courts, they will
abstain from personal intercourse with the
AMERICAN Ice—A vessel, called the London
Hannah Sprague, has arrived in the St. Kath
arine's-ttock from Boston, United States, hav
ing a cargo consisting entirely of ice, and
comprising the large quantity of 600 tons
of the article. A further arrival of 664 tons
from the same port has also reached London
per the Ilizahle. The article is in large blocks
and in an excellent state of preservation.--
Since the arrivals of ice which recently took
place from Norway and other parts of the
north of Europe, which have ceased from the
time they were last noticed, this is the first im
portation of the article which has taken place
from any loreign country, and it will no doubt
if the present sultry weather should continue,
be in very general request.
STATE OF THE CROPS.—The weather is,
and has been for some weeks past, delightful,
but oppressively hot. Following as it has
done the heavy rains of a very wet spring, the
earth promises an early and abundant harvest.
The wheat crop, both in this and the sister
kingdoms, is likely to be most luxuriant and
ripe at an unusually early period. The corn
crop seems to have suffered a little from ,the
scorching nature of the weather, and in some
places by vermin.
Reports begin to spread respecting the blight
amongst the potatoe crops. It has been report
ed as visiting the neighborhoods of Glasgow
and Dublin, and a correspondent of the Gard
ner's Chronicle mentions that it has shown it
self at Portugal. No doubt the state of the
;tisane. if it actually exists has been tugger
atsd. In connection with this subject, it
shoUld•be remarked, that the original cause of
the potato murrain was supposed to have been
the cold. wet spring and 'summer of 1845
whereas the present summer has, up to this
period, been characterised by a want of rain
and extreme heat : the disorder, if it really ex
ists, cannot therefore have been occasioned by
LECONTE. TIIn W eIIIILD-DE ASSASSIN OF Lou
ts been brought to trial, con
demned-to death, and executed. Leconite.both
before, during, and after the trial. asserted that
he had no accomplices, and that he was not
the tool 01 any political faction. - The law
ranging attempts on the •King's life in the
crime of parricides, he was condemned to be
executed as a parricide—that is, to go barefoot
to the scaffold, wearing a shirtoutside his dress
to have his head covered with a black veil. to
remain standing on the scaffold whilst the sen
tence was read to the people. and to he then
beheaded. All this was done on Monday
morning at an early hour. •
Lecomte manifested extraordinary fortitude.
mounting the scaffold with a firm step. listen
ing unmoved to the reading of the sentence.
placing himself unassisted in the required po
sition. aad remaining unagitated for the •tew
moments that elapsed before the.:knite-fell, and
his lead. was severed froin his • Tt ,was
fully-expected in Paris that ,he. wmild;have
been pardoned. and several.of the newspapers
spoke of pardon •as a matter-of courae.:_.:Tha"
life, but the ministers unanimously insisted that
lie should die.
This:pope departed 04 life - on:IN let iiiiil.
iliCHipinesistad been indisposed duritij Ihe
lalOveiill of May, butthat op therlBth 01.29 th
of Oat i:onthlie was deemed bYifis phisicians
His death was sudden. and may possibly
give rise to rumors such as followed the decease
eiruirarl*c . titistivoit of hie pritleeesecris. - Tti
ordinary times the decease of a Pope would
not occasion coy sensation in the- political
world, but such is not the case in the present
instance., Pope Gregory XVI was a good,
kinds .beeevolent man. sincere in his religious
principles. and more talent than most others
whii had held the keys of St. Peter.
The member of the Sacred ,:College most
likely to succeed Pope Gregory XVI is the
Cardinal Franzoni, Prefect of the Congrega
tion of the Propaganda. He is, however, con
sidered friendly towards the Jesuits, and will
be, of course,fiercely opposed by France. Car
dinal Franzoni was born at Genoa on the 10th
of December, 1775, and is, of course in the
71st year of his age. Cardinal Acton might
not improbably be selected, and would in that
case be only the second Englishman that has
ever held the Papal dignity.
Great agitation continues to prevail in dif
ferent parts of the country, especially in the
Papal States, and it is to be feared that out
breaks will take place.
BRITISH TORIES IN 1846, COPYING FROM
THOSE OF 1812.—An eastern whig print, in
launching out in extravagant denunciations
against the President, for sending Taylor and
his little army to chastise the murderers of
American citizens, uses the following charac
" Let the party which brought about this
evil, bear the brunt of it. Let Col. Polk lead
MT his democratic army and his corps de re
serve of liberty men, and let him, and them,
reap all the laurels of this war."
The tories at the present day, have not on
ly inherited the PRINCIPLES of the " blue light"
tories of 1812, but they even use the same
language. A federal leader in the last war
gave the following toast :
" Jim Madi on declared war. Let Jim
Madison carry it on !"
Could the resemblance be more striking?
Do our readers desire examples nearer home ?
If so, we would cite the conduct of the base
tories of our own city, some of whom have
applied such epithets as " vagabonds" and
" ragamuffins," to the brave volunteers who
rallied at their -country's call, to beat • back a
murderous foe. Let these gallant men remem
ber that this is but an ebullition of the same
spirit that prompted these tortes, when our ar
my was disbanded in 1816, to warn the people
to "..keep their stable doors locked." to pre
vent their horses from being stolen by the men
whose valor had defended them!
The vilest abuse of such vile tories, is -the
highest praise patriotism could ask for.—Ohio
HORRIBLE AFFAIR-A MOTHER MURDER
ED BY nen Soo.—A young man named James
is in jail in Leavenworth count•, Ind.,
charged with the murder of his own mother.
The Banner says :
The fiend in human shape had taken his
mother to support—to live with him—he to
provide, she to do the housework. Thus they
lived until the old lady's health became so im
paired that she was scarcely able to leave her
bed, when one day. (Sunday June iih,j be
came in and ordered her out of bed to get him
some dinner, •• and be damn quick about it,
for he was going to shoot her." The old lady
obeyed the injunction ; and whilst she was
bending over the fire preparing his meal, he
took the barrel of a pistol loaded with powder
and ball, and with a coal of tire he set it off—
die ball took effect in the upper part of the
thigh, and ranged through into the abdomen.
She fell bleeding on the door, where she lay
while this demon and murderer endeavored to
stop the blood by filling the wound with tow
and salt, and washing her with cold water acid
spirits. He then let her lay till next day noon
bid in his bed behind a blanket, which hung
between her and himself, that his eyes need
not meet the dying and Supplicating looks of
the mother. On Monday she became so much
worse he balled in the neighbors. As they
came he fled; but justice pursued and over
took him, and he is now in custody awaiting
his Trial at our next District Court.
DISASTROI'S OCCURRENCE ON LAKE ERIE.--
The Buffalo Advertiser of the 2d inst. has the
following account of a disaster on the Lake :
The schooner IL 11. Sizer capsized in a
squall at 4 o'clock, P. M., cn Saturday last,
when some ten miles east of Southport •on her
way down to Racine, and that of a family of ten
who were passengers all were lost except three,
a girl of I 4 and two boys of the ages of 10 and
12. It appears that the heads of the family
were English, and had resided in Utica, in this
State, some seven or eight years. About 4
o'clock on Saturday. while the passengers were
below, a squall struck the vessel and she imnie,
diately capsized. Every effort was made by
Capt. Martin and his crew to rescue his passen
gers, but unfortunately they only succeeded in
saving the three mentioned, one of whom, the
girl, was dragged out of the cabin window.—
Capt. M. immediately cut away his mainmast
and constructed a raft, on which himself and
two of the crew endeavored to reach the shore
to obtain assistance.• The schr. Knickerbocker,
however, hove in sight after the lapse of some
12 hours and picked up the captain and the two
men, and then took off the remainder from the
Shortly afterwards. Capt. McFayden, of the
steamboat Madison. spoke to the schr. Knicker
bocker, with colors at half mast. and immedi
ately went along side and took off the crew and
the three children and landed them at Southport.
Unfortunately, the name of the family was not
A COWARDLY SCAMP IN THE CAMP AT MAYA
MORAD.A damsel. scarcely sixteen. and very
handsome, not having the fear oldie Mexicans
before her eyes:and instigated by love (or a
Louisiana Votnnteer.disguised herself in men's
clothes, and followed her true lover to the
wars ; but on arriving at. camp and discovering
herself to him, instead of being received with
open arms by her lover, and cherished for this
convincing proof of Rudiment. he absolutely
gave her a.••cunfounded whereupon
she fled for-protection to the tent of Caption
1111;iy ; and- the • Captain, ever influenced by
feelings of ardor and gallantry towards the fair
sex. at once gave her his tent for. her accom
modation; and in the moring offered to send
her home. •
The following ate the most important provia
kmre, prepared - bylhe New York "rribune t of
Mt. kisilCael billjust passed by the
takes effect on the Ist of pecember
next. ot6ll gocrdithen in hostiles well s6ll that
Miav biafterviardOmported. SalsFishotiported
after 11i0t tiMe K was...be entitled to Arawbackiiir
the amount of duty on the Foreign Salt - used in
curing them, and no other drawback or bounty
whatever.-.411-goode_impertedmay reMaio one
year in public mote without payment of duty.
Goods undervalued by - the importer more than
ten per cent, shall pay twenty per cent addition
al, mail' undervalued with Astons intent to de
fraud, way be liken by the Collector at five per
cent; sheltie the invoice price and sold On account
of the Government. All custom-houSe officers
to be sworn. Officers of the Navy • shall not
import dutiable articles in United States ships.
Manufacturing machinery shall not be admitted
free under the clause which allows s man to
bring in his implements or tools of trade"—
stnpping a hole picked in the late Tariff by offi
cial collusion with private roguery. The duties
to be paid after the Ist of December are as fol
Schedule 3, 10(tper cent.—Brandy and other
Distilled Liquors, Cordials, &c. &c.
Schedule I. 40 per cent. —Fruits, preserved
fi s, raisins, dates, &c. Spices, almonds, &c.
Wines of all kinds, imitation do, game. cut glass,
cigars. snuff. and all forms of manufactured to
bacco. cigar, ebony, mahogany. rosewood, &c.
Schedule B. 30 per cent. —Ale, heel, porter.
baskets. &c. &c. Caps, gloves, mitts. carpets.
carpeting. clothing ready made, coal, coke, culm,
cutlery of all kinds, diamonds, gents. earthen.
china and stone wares, essences. perfumes. fire
arms all sorts, furniture, cabinet, glass and glass
ware, hats. bonnets. &c. (except of wool,)hemp,
iron of all kinds, jewelry all kinds, manufactures
of do, metallic pens, &c., oil cloths all sorts.
oils, olive, &c., paper and manufactured, play
ing cards, potatoes, sewing silk, twist, sugar,
molases, tobacco unnumufactnred. umbrellas,
&c. &c., wool of al kinds, manufactured
do. of cotton, linen, silk or worsted (if embroi
dered or tambured,) manufactured of wood, do
of copper, god, silver. tin lead.
Schedule C. 25 per cent.—Braizes, Bock
logs, Burgundy Pitch, Buttons and Moulds,
Cotton Manufactures generally. do. Goat's
Hair, &v.. Cables, Cordage, Calomel. &c.,
Borax, Feathers and Beds, Flannels. Floor
Cloths. Floss, Silks, Hatrcloth, Seating, Jute
Stsas Grass, Matting of flags. &c., Silk manu
factured Slates of all sorts, Worsted manufac
tures do. Woollen Yarn.
Schedule D. 20 per cent:—a cids, all kinds,
bacon, barley, blankets, all kinds, blank books
boards and timber. candles, all kinds, cotton
caps. gloves, copper, rods, spikes. copper in
sheets, drugs, generally, fish, generally, flour
of wheat, &c., &c., gunpowder, hair moss &c.
hemp. manufactured. Indian corn or meal,lead
pipes and shot, leather generally. linens of all
kinds, mahogany, rosewood, ebony, cedar,
mite. drawers, &c., needles, all kinds, oils.
animal or fish, oil of hemp, &c., oranges, lem
oms, paints. dry or ground, paper' hangings,
periodicals, reprinted pork, pitch, rye, wheat
I oats, salt, salts, generally, skins, all kinds,
steel, except below. stereotype plates. tar,
types, &c;. velvet, of cotton, window glass,
wollen listings, wool hats and bodies.
Schedule L', 15 per rent.—Arsenic, hark,
generally. diamonds, glazers, flax and tow,
leaf, gold or silver, tin plates or sheets; steel,
in bars, cast steel or German zinc, spelter.&c
Silk raw, singles. tram, thrown or organzine.
Schedule P. 10 per cent.—Books. Maga
zines. Bleaching Powders, Cameos, Mosaics.
Chronometers, Diamonds, Gems, Pears. &c..
not set; Engravings or Plates, Pamphlets &c.
Furs except dresse d on the skin ; Gums, gen
-erally ; Hemp or Linseed, Indigo Kelp, Lime
Maps and' Charts. Music and Paper. Newspa
pers, &c., Oils, Palm. Cocoa, Saltpetre refitted.
Stones, Burr; Stones.eudding ; Tallow, Mar•
row &c.. Watches and parts.
Schedule C. 5 - per cent.—Berries. nuts. &c.
for dying, uninanufactured; bristles. chalk.
hells, old , irass, do. copper, do. pig copper.
chalk, clay, flints, dyewoods in stick, grind
stones, horns. bone, teeth. ivory. manufac.,
ivory nuts. Sltc., lastings for shoes, madder,
mohair cloth, silk, twist, &c., for shoemakers.
potash or nitrate of soda. old pewter, rags of
all kinds, raw hides arid skins, saltpetre. crude
unmauufactured. shell for sumac, shellac, tin
in pigs or blocks, zinc and spelter.
Schedule IL free of Duty.—A nimals for
lirr;ed, bullion,gold, silver. coffee and tea, coins,
do arid copper. cotton, raw, felt. for sheating.
household effects of immigrants, guano, models
of inventions. pianos, oakum junk. plaster of
Paris, seeds generally .sheathing copper, sheath
ing, metal, trees, bulbs, roots, shrubs, plants.
thee., U. S. products exported and returning.
wearing apparel in
_actual use. specimens of
natural hktory, mineralogy or botany.
CAPT. C. M. CLAY.—CaS9II.I9 M. Clay has
written a letter defining his position. for the
gratification of his friends here, who so liber
ally denounce him. We make the following
I have renounced no principle ever avowed
by me ; I relax no effort for the maintenance and
extension of my avowals; whom then and what
have I betrayed ? -
Up to the time that Congress assumed the war,
I protested against it, whilst my duty as a sol
dier and the " articles of war" require me to
abstain from disrespectful mention of my politi
cal and military superiors, I retract nothing I
We in this republic have agreed that a majori
ty should rule under constitutional limits. The
constitutional expression of Congressional will
has been had. They call upon me to defend
my country. If I were draped, and were to re
sist, it would be treason ! If I fail to volunteer
it is equally moral treason though legally I might
escape punishment ! When I have used every
argument and honorable means to change the
action of my country I have only half discharged
my duty ; I owe her rescue from the conse
quences of her errors and her crimes.
Upon no other principle can national existence
he maintained. There must either be an hon
orable, fair and sincere support of the legal action
of a nation or open and manly rebellion. To
support a bad cause is bad, rebellion under pres
ent circumstances- is worse.
THE MILITARY EXPEDITION TO SANTA FE.
under Brivather General Kearney. W 29 expect.
to leave for Leavenworth on the 23d ult.—
There were then 1000 volnnteera at the Fart.
'l'he requisition on the State of Illinois for
'volunteers has been filled; and 1500 men were
at Alton at the last accounts. awaiting the
arrival of Gen. Wool. who was expected in a
few days to muster them into the service of the
-- Turleow.lNTneseror'Sentrirtzuve ct ,.
Tv.—Besides the many advantages offered b
the Coal Region of Schuylkill County, f ee j e
establishninnljn it of Furnaces and Manure,.
toilet, of Iton, which we have alreadyenumerz.
tell, there ;are yet others too important to b e
overlooked. It has long been known, that th e
brick manufactured in this County and used in
EMl:ling Furnaces, was peculiarly hard, and re .
sisted well the action of the fire, but there is
an an ample supply of the clay used in the E o n ,
facture of fire brick of the most stmetiorqu e th r,
which withlthe investment of moderate e op ii ei
in the hands of a person acquainted with th e
business, could not bu t be a profitable enteiprise.
Of the conglomerate or puddling stone used ( er
the hearths of Furnaces, etc., thire is on the
Sharp Mountain, near Potsvilledan inexhaustible
vein., whence it is now taken in large quantnier
' and sent to all parts of the country. Nature ar,.
pears to have prodigal of all the requisites f or
the Iron business to this district, having furni s h.
ed not only with the Iron and Coal, but also wi t h
all the minor necessaries which are not often in
such immediate juxta-position.
On the line of the Poteville and Danville Rai'_
mad, which from necessity must be extendedt s
the Susquehaona before long, where the stray
crop out at the extremity of the basin, on the
Broad Mountain, and at a distance of only eight
or ten miles from here, are found masses'oflim e
stone, whence lime, indispensable in the flut
ing of the Iron, ma) be furnished at the 'own%
rate. _All and each of these circumstances are
worthy of attention front all disposed to engage
in the Iron business, as exerting not only an in
fluence of material characte on the prime cost of
establishments, but also on the regular expen ne
of the business, and point to our district as he
ing peculiarly fitted to become a great center of
the Iron interest. This we are satisfied moot
but he understood, ir, as we have before said, a
liberal and enlightened policy be pursued by the
owners of the Iron lands, and unless the moral
of the Fable of the Goose with the Golden Eegs,
be utterly lost on_them.—Miners Journal.
" OLD liouott AND READY : "—We has.
heard several very good anecdotes related a
General Taylor by a gentleman who served
under him in Florida. The following is one
of the number :—During the war ir it i t t h e
Seminoles. the army was frequently supplied
with corn which had become damaged by ex ,
posure to damp air. Gen. Taylor had a horse
which was called clay-bank" a very gre
animal, but he did not particularly fancy Lt.
cle Sam's musty rations. The General u‘ed
to partake of the same fare as the soldiers un
der hem, and so did lay-bank," so l a , a ,
the corn W9B concerned'," but he was a litt.e
dainty. The General was very fond of burn.
my, and musty corn made anything but a
pleasant diet. He would not lay himself has
tile to the suspicion of •• picking" to the pre.
judice of the soldiers, so old "Clay-bahli”
would be let loose among the sacks of corn,anl
after smelling very carefully, the sagaciou., au
iinal would commence gnawing a bole two
one which pleased him. The general would
watch the manoeuvre until he saw —Clay-bank"
had made a choice, then calling his servant.
would direct him to have Clay-bank" stance;
immediately for fear he might do inti , cloe::
but, he would say, as the annimal leas
ed a hole in the bag, take out a quart or :o of
the corn and make a dish of hominy." The
trick was played several times, but ht and by
it became known that whenever •• Clay.hank7
gnawed into a sack, sweet corn Was 10 he fonni
and the incident became a standing joke ihiring
the war. —Lancaster Union.
THE EFFECTS 01 CliAek ON COPPER.—
Messrs Editors—l noticed in the Traveller.
some ti ne since. an article under the head of
Chalk Pre.sceres Copper," which brought
my mind an experime ,toliny own in rrlerenee
to •• preserving copper'' made while in tle
East India trade
During a passage to Calcutta, in looking out
of the Cabin windows down upon the i.ruilef
the vessel my attention was called to the figures
made upon the copper by the carpenters. as is , :
being washed out, notwithstanding we had beer
at sea some 50 or 60 days. I recollected that
the carpenters made use of old fashioned blues
ball (composed of beeswax, lampblack and ub
low) to mark'the weight of the sheets of copper.
and the adhesive quality of the wax resisted
the action of the water. (I remembered also the
some of the carpenters used common chalk for
the same purpose.) On ajar arrival at Calcutta
I found that the figures still remained ; and be
fore leaving C.. I coated part of a sheet of copper
upon the bluff of the bow withbeeswax—laid
on very thin. After making another i oyage the
vessel was taken on the railway to be re-coprr
ed-, and, on examination the beeswax was not
washed off and the copper under it retained l a
original thickness. NV here the chalk was seed
the copper was eaten entirely through, and.to
remove any doubt of the cause, the holes thus
eaten was in the exact forin of the figures wade
FATAL RENCONTRE AMONG THE
TEERS.-A very melancholy occurrence lately
took place at Vicksburg. on board the stria ,
boat Tennessee, as she was proceeding to Nev
Orleans. There were three companies of
unteers on board, and some unpleasant de:.
ence existed between Acting Commissary
C. Miller, of the Gaines Guards. of Memph'
one of those companies, and Orderly Serget:;
Sneeb, belonging to the same. At Virksburi.
when on shore, they had a quarrel, about 2 P? , ' 1
of etiquette, in regard to some ladies ii '
they met L-the Sergeant raising his hat, ti.t
Commissary omitting the compliment. Sr!
geant Sneed knocked off Mr. Miller's he ,
immediately after they had passed the
Returning on hoard, the dispute was reiteereii•
Sergeant S. ordered Miller to go into the rank':
which were forming on deck, and, sn the
ter's disobeying, he (Sneed) used outhou se !
language, which so irritated the other di , ' r '
forthwith drew a pistol. and shot his orlysiretr.
through the body. He died about a quarter'
an hour after. tliller is in custody.
AMMUNITION COMING To Ltcn'r -perms
the recent severe storm in this vicinity. a I'r.
tree about two-feet in diameter. on the farm ^I
Mr. Brasher, was blown down, and a large fa
of musket balls, about 150 rounds in wele:
was found among the roots of the tree. A fr
boat, on its way from Fort Duquesne in 1751 , r
'55, was captured by the Indians near;
sh 6r ,
this tree was blown.down , and it is surpo
they threw this keg of bullets on the hank
the river, and this tree sprung up and hid 14
bullets until the recent storm revealed 'lion"'
Lo DAYS.—We have now shoot CO,/
hours of sunshine—the sun- rising sheet O r
past four, and setting at half-past seven.
light about seventeen hours out of the