Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, September 16, 1846, Image 2
Vrofoo Mq,ovur In presenting the name of W3t. B. Foveae, Jr., to the people of Pennsylvania for • re-election to the grave tries' of Canal Commissioner, the Democratic State Con vention did but an act of merited justice to his distingu ished services. Wm. B. Foster, Jr., is beyond contro versy, one of the most abler' and accomplished Commis sioners ever called by the Democracy of this great Com monwealth to take charge of her vast system of internal improvements. His public life, connected as it is, and has been for years, with this vitally interesting branch of our State service, has aaiirded a beautiful illustration, uniform and consistent, of firm and steadfast devotion to TOR RENVTOR. I the prosperity of his native state, GORDON F. MASON, of Monroe- Towanda, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1346. FOR CANAL. COMAINSIONER, WILLIAM B. FOSTER, JR. OF RR kDFORD CI)II*NTV. Democratic County Nominations. riverm r•%, DAVID WILMOT, of Towandzi. I= _JOHN L. WEBB, of Smithfield,' VICTOR E. PIOLLET. of Wpm: toll C11111110111.<161 1 . JOHN IL BLACK, of Wyolnsing TOR Arm?nu. LEMUEL 9. MAYNARD. of Rome ellit•rili Bleats's, Tuesday, Oetaber 13th, 1946 Senatorial Candidate. COL. GORDEN F. Misoa, has been put in nomination by the Demoeracy of this Senatorial District, as the candidate for State Senator. Col Mason is well known to the people of Bradford county, and we are most hap py to he able to my, that a more popular name could not base been selected for this important trust. Mr. Mason is a gentleman of high personal * character, his integrity, intelligenci, and sound democracy are properly appre ciated, and at this crisis•a more judicious selection could not have been made. A■ a well informed business man, Col. Mason stands in the front rank ; indeed, there is no gentleman in this section of the State who iv. „more fully informed and thoroughly impressed with the great leading interests of •• Northern Pennsylvania," than Garden F, Masan.— Our people feel and know that their Interests' are emi nently safe in his hands. As a Democrat, as a sound, prudent party man, the republicans of this Senatorial District have never been - ailed upon to give their support to a truer or better can didate. Col Mason has stood with unwavering firmness and acknowledged ability in every emergency, by the principles and measures of the Democratic party. Ilia services in the Senate of Pennsylvania at thrs critical conjuncture, to the cause of republicanism, will be hail ed with pride and pleasure at home and abroad. Of his victorious election, there is no doubt; the democratic party of Bradford county are awake fully to their interest —to the vital importance of attending the election on the second Tuesday of October ;" and we assure our friends that our Senatorial candidate will come out of the con test with a decided democratic majority. Our Representath•e Ticket. Ma. Wean and Cm. PIOLLZT, are again before the people of Bradford county fur a re-election to the State Legislature. These gentlemeit are so well bnown•to their democratic fellow.citizeits, that is unnecessary to say much in relation to their claims upon your confidence and regard. As members of the last Legislature, lkfr. Webb and Cal. Millet met the full expectations of their friends, in an able and faithful performance of duty. For talent, integrity, industry and sound democracy. our own repre sentatives -have gained high reputation. The inter ests of their constituents were attended to with untiring care, and the principles and measures of the Democratic party sustained with manly independence, and signal ability. The unanimous re-nomination of Mr. Webb and Col. Prollet, is high testimony that the republicans of Brad ford county properly appreciate the fidelity of their old friends and representatives; and that they will be trim phantly returned to the Legislature despite the plans and efforts of the Whig party. The democrats, in every district, will vote for Webb and Pirdlet ;Got a single democratic vote will be given for either of the Whig candidates—`• no not one." Whigs remember that ! We assure our democratic friends abroad that the ma. jnrity for our representative ticket will not be less than 500. We feel proud of our gallant county—of the indepen• deuce and patriotism of her Demoutary. A splendid victory is before us—a triumph of reason and truth. County Commissioner. Jour H. BLACK, the gentleman placed in nomination by the Democratic Convention for the office of County Commissioner, is well qualified to discharge its duties with honor to himself and his constituents. A farmer by profession and occupation, he understands the inter ests and wants of the people. With a well cultivated mind, he will enter upon the discharge of his dutieswith a fund of knowledge, and a vigorous action, that cannot fail to prove highly beneficial to the county. His elec tion can scarcely he considered an open question. Auditor. The , Ktffice of Aullitor of the accounts ofpublic °nicer', is one of great importance; and in making a selection for that post, the Democratic Convention have been pe culiarly fortunate. Mr. MAT3AIID, the nominee, is en excellent accountant, ready. prompt and correct in his business habits, and perfectly familiar with the routine of public business. The interests of the county will be safe committed to his charge. General Panic. The third attempt to introduce this redoubtable functionary into our county, tame offlast evening in the shape of a "Demoeratic T.riff Meeting," and like all former attempts proved a decided failure.— The old gentleman meets with but little favor in this region; and if he bad a moderate share of sagacity he would he off with himself, or at least confine his operations to his own peculiar people—the Whigs. The meeting was pretty well attended, by Democrats, Whigs and mongrels—drawn together by different motives, mostly by curiosity, to see the animal about to be brought to life. The farce was opened by Colonel David Monson Bull, who chose Judge Merrick for President, but couldn't find any one to act as Secretary. Gen, Patton and C. L. Ward ap- - peared as orators for the occasion, and we have no doubt put forth their best exertions ; but it was no go—General Panic kept dark. He didn't dare to show his head—he may have peeped out from be hind the curtain a few times, but he saw too many true hearted Democrats for his purpose. He can never flourish with the Democracy of numbers.— When it was discovered that the old General him self couldnot be called out, the long eared animal made his appearance. Col. Bull who had acted as fugleman all the way through, moved that conferees be appointed to select a / tall candidate for Con gress—but none could be found to second the motion. It was however put, and three or four faint Whig voices drawled out a half unwilling a-y-e. It was pronounced carried, and the meeting adjourned. 03' A Demoerettie meeting will be held at the Court House this .evening. The Tariff question trill be discussed. Mote Foote.—A $2O bill found in thin borough can behaJ by the otvne-, no application to this office. lion. William li. Foster.fr. His exalted integrity of character as a man, his emi nent capacity and high qualifications for the station of Canal COmmiasioner, stand out in bold relief, unques tinned and unquestionable. These, too, are the senti ments of the country—and the people are awake, dully, to the importance of retaining the services of Mr. FOS:Cr at this critical conjuncture in the affairs of Pennsylvania. We are most happy in being able to (mare the Democ racy of the State, that the repub;icans of Bradford are moving in solid column to the rescue—and smile at the puny schemes of Whiggery in every form and shape it has assumed to effect his defeat—the overthrow of the best interests of the Keystone State. The inglorious efforts of Federalism to misrrprefent this able, faithful and highly popular public agent, ore eminently worthy the contempt which they are receiving at the hands of the entire democratic party, noConly i• o Bradford, but we rejoice to say, throughout the Ste' e. All their un worthy exertions are being met at ev,,ry point ; and we congratulate the democracy of Penfisylvania upon the elerines prospects before her in the triumphant election of her accomplished candidate for Canal Commisioner. The democratic party are tlr .roughly aroused—their whole moral and numerical strength is being gallantly Iv' in teTtbOtion to biro h" : 7: the tide of federalism.— Bradford county is prepar. d (or the onset—ready for the fray—her vote will be tri_menuous. Her democracy feel that the integrity or the State—the' administration of her immense system of it ternsl iinprovements, imperiously demand his continued serviette. In order efficiently to sustain the democratic party, and maintain the supremacy. of its principles and mea sures, it becomes the duty of the party everywhere, at once to adopt rdrch organization in every election district, as will be most productive of vigorous and energetic ac tion. In the most trying times, Mr. Foster has stood firmly by our party and its principles—that party wall now stand with unfaltering fidelity said firmness by him. Consummate Misrepresentation The Bradford Reporter is pulalkhing week after week a comparative fiat of duties imposed by the Tariff bills of 1842 and 1846, in which it tell:lnnate I . :dart:m.ls than we often see crowded into thai.ame space. For In stance, it says that the duties on wool hat. and wool hot bodies, by the tariff of 42, is hut 15 prr rent.' whale under the bill just passed, it is 20 per cent. We hap pen to have the Inn of 1542 before us, and on referring to section 5, clause 8, we find that •• hats of wool, hat bodies or felts made in whale or in part of wool, shaq pay eighteen cents each!" Again, on men's bootees— the Reporter says that the duty under the act of' 42, is 31 per cent, and 30 per cent, by the bill just paserd.— We turn to section 5, clause 6, and it readia men's boots and bootees of leather, wholly or partially manufactured, one dollar and twenty-fire tents per pair !" Men's-oboes, the Reporter say,f pay 28 per cent, under the tarilT or 42, while under the new, they pay 30 per cent. Section 5, clause 6, of the act or 12 says, men's shoes, whether wholly or partially made, shall pay a duty of thirty ecnta per pair !!" Again: the Reporter has down fur hats es paying n duty of 50 per cent, under the act just passed. There ism 50 per cent, schedule in the new tar.ff quently there is not a single article that con curiae in at that rate of duty ! Coating, 'he Reportet says, pay the •'rime (30 prr cent.) under the new Tariff that they did under the oh'. This is false again. Under the act of' 42. castings pay a specific duty of from one to two cents and a half per pound. (see see. 4—clause 2.) Saddles, the Reporter says pay a duty of only 30 prr cent, under the present act, and 35 under the new Wrong again.—Under the present hill they pay a duty of 25 per cent, and there is no 35 per cent, schidule in the new bill ! We have not time, at present, to examine farther,but give the above as specimens of the hind of falsutio.l3 that wcehly appear in that print le it not diegrareful, that such thingsshouhl be allowed? What confidence ought lobe placed in a print thit willfully publishes such falsehoods ? Shame upon such conduct ! We quote the above entire as a specimen of tie honesty and liberality of the Fet:e.ral paper at this place. We are not in the habit of pa7in attention to the assertions and demands of that debased and profligate% sheet; but as this is a matter of sowe mci ment, and having been repeatedly charged by the Argus with falsehood, we have referred .to the Sec retary of the Treasury's report to see if we might not be mistaken. We find that the table we pub lished is correct in every particular, with the excep tion of two typographical errors' whiih were so plain, that even the ignoranac of the Argus could not mistake them. The report to which we now refer, is a compara tive statement of the tariffs of 1846 and 184; re duced to ad valorem duties from Custom House valuations, by the Secretary of the Treasury. Firstly, the duty on wool hats and hat bodies was 15 per cent, under the tariff of 1842, while under the new tariff it is 20 per cent. On men's boots and bootees of leather, wholly or partially unmanufactured," the duty under the act of 1842, is 31 per cent; under the tariff of 1846, 315 per cent, Men's shoes under the new tariff pay 30 percent., while under the old. they pay but 'ZS per cent. Castings pay 31 per cent. under the old tariffs under the new, 30 per cent. 1 The other articles rated at 30 and 50 per cent., were mistakes in the figures, and should read 30 per cent, being a deduction in the duty they pay of only 5 percent. - The Argus does not flatly deny that our table was erroneous, but it gives the speciic duty, in contrast with our ad valorem, relying upon the ignorance and stupidity of the people not to discover the difference. There can be no cavilling at the correctness of the table we telex. to. We have no expectation, how ever, of seeing the Argus, manfully and candidly retract what it has said.and set us right before their readers. Misrepresentation and abuse seem a por tion of the policy of the new regime who have taken that paper under their control. We hold them no ill-will, however, and are glad to see that their in terests are in no danger of being ruinously affected by the new tariff. At least we judge by the follow. ing item we find in Mr. Walker's report: 1842. 1848 Asses skills and imitations thereof, 25 30 CIIANGEN IN TUN CANNIET.—The Washington Union, anr.o:inces the following appointments: George Bancroft, of Ittas.achusetts, to be Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Unit ted State■ for the United Kingdomsof Great Britain and Ireland, vice Louis McLane, recalled at his own re quest. John Y. 3fason, of 'Virginia, to be Secretary of the Navy of the United States, vice Hon. George Bancrofii The Whig Game. Wet:au:ion our democratic friends abroad, and !see dally in the other swo counties of this Congressional district, to he upon their guard against the. frauds and falsehoods which we are apprised will be put in circula tion a gainst our candidate for Congress. Let them be prepared to expect and resist the most bold and audacious frauds and falsehoods, put forth on the eve of the elec tion when too late to be met and refuted. We know the recklessness of some of the men in this county, who have set out in a desperate and unholy crusade against Mr. Wiltnot. They are actuated by the most bitter and vindictive personal hostility, and will hesitate at nothing to gratify their malignity, and accomplish their ends.— We take this early, opportunity to caution the democrats of this district, against a system of deception and fraud which we are fully satisfied will he put in requisition. ' An attempt is already made to practice a gross decep tion and fraud upon the democratic voters of this Con gressional district. Two meetings have already been called in this borough, under the name of Democratic Tariff meetings, and which are to go out over the dis trict as an expression of a respectable portion of the de mocrats of Bradford. We assure our friends in Susque hanna and Tioga counties, that all such pretended de mocratic meetings are a gross fraud upon the public-- No lemocrasc meeting has been held, or can be held in this county which takes ground against the new tariff, or against Mr. Wilmot. All such meetings have been and will be essentially Whig. We once for all, assure our friends that the party in this county were never more firmly united. Never has there been a day when the democrats of Bradford would rally to the polls in support of Mr. Wilmot, with more enthusiasm—with a stronger: or more determined purpose of succes.i. The same man who two years ago attempted to practice upon the pub lic similar frauds, by the publication of pretended demo cratic meetings, is again actually at work. He, and he alone, is the prime mover and getter up of these fraudu lent attempts upon the public Mind. He is actuated by a deep settled hate and malignity towards Mr. Wilmot_ th it we tare never seen equalled. He is constantly and incessantly at work, planning and concocting schemes by which to Impose upon the democratic, voters. Wu again earnestly caution our friends to be prepared fertile most bold and unscrupulous deception and fraud. The men at work, are capable of anything and everything to accomplish their purpose of Mr. Wilmot's defeat. For the democracy of this county, we have no apprehension. They are prepared to resist every• effort, and in the face of every falsehood to stand by their principles and their candidates. Hem Mr. Wilmot is known; and here, too, are his rem Hers and persecutors understood. now say in perfect confidence to our facade abroad, that de spite of (zetad and falsehood, Mr. Wilinot will receive at least five hundred laryin-ity in Bradford. The Twelfth Congressional District It is important that the republicans of this district, early understand the manner in w hich the Whig party intend to conduct the reining election for Congress.— We are sufficiently inflamed of their plans, to state with confidence and certainty, that the most nefarious and unholy means to defeat the democratic candidate, will be unscrupulously employed. We solemnly believe that money from abroad will befreelyexpenilvd. Efforts will be made to alarm the timid, and seduce the venial. fraud, falsehood and forgery will be boldly promulgated. Means more desperate, more daring, and more reckless than any heretofore employed will he put in active re quisition. The money-power have selected the 12th Congressional district for the field of their operations.— Its worst resources will he brought fearfully to bear upon the democracy of this district, with the direct object and purpose of defeating Mr. \Ydniot. It is saying no more than the facts will justify, to predict that the inonopolts. • ing manufacturing establishments will exert their eon ' e i t means with a view of effecting the overthrow of our congressional candidate.: Fellow democrats, our relianlce is upon you. It is for you to ray nhether you will permit your own long cherished prineitiles and political independence to be I humbled in the dust. It is now for the republicans of this district to stand up like freemen, and with unbroken and undivided front, turn hack the inglorious efforts of federalism to effect the overthrow of their principles and their randidate. We should remember, that while feder alism in this district is aided; abetted and cheered on by the federal farces throughout the country, that the de mocracy are looking with anxious solicitude for a glo- Hone victory under the banner of our principles on the 2,1 Tuesday of October next. Bradford county, we are rejoiced to know, is sound to the core. Every republican seems inspired with the proper temper and stirit, and we speak advisedly when we say, that at no previous Congressional election, have the democratic party been so fully and thoroughly mous ed as ut the present crisis. All dictation, or appearance of i t from abrOad, will be met in stern reprobation. Our pawner auc t. ietsts, we believe are fully prepared to march I up to the marl, rd point of principle—to encounter, if necessary, a storm of fire in defence of the great doctrines of equal burdens and e -pal rights. We speak with con fidence which appertains to a certainty of what we say, and assure our friends throe Shout the State and Union, that Mr. Wilmot will again be returned to Congreis by one of the most decided party votes ever given in this district. He has stood by the democratic party and its principles at a most critical time, in its Joliet moments —the democracy will now stand by him with un.savering firmness, unshrinking fidelity. It is proper to say.because it is true, that Mr. Wilmot has earned for himself and for his constituents, a high reputation. Perhaps no member of Congress from any district or state, ever returned to his constituents from the first session, with a higher reputation for all those eminent qualities which constitutes the orator and states man. How important then, that his old friends again rally to his support, and thereby secure his continued usefulness in that high sphere of political action fur which he is so pre.emineady fated, It is the democra cy of this district who have so much at stake in the re election of their talented and gifted representative. No district in the Union has at this moment a higher po litical standing than our own. It is this high order of talent—it is because your representative is able and true to your interests, the cohorts of federalism are so anxious to effect his defeat. Again we appeal to the intelligence arid patriotism of the Democracy of this district, to stand by a faithful politic servant, and thereby vindicate their own character and capacity to govern themselves. Bean -FACE) Ivrenzscr--Did the Bradford Ar gots have the fear of falsehood before its eyes, when it published the name of Samuel H. Mach as the Democratic nominee for Commissioner! One of the editors of that truth-loving sheet was in atten dance when the Democratic nominations were made, and if his senses were not all perveted, he knew the name of our candidate, and consequently knew his publication to be false, and intended to deceive the people. Samuel Black is a whig, and belongs ex clusively to the Whtg party. The democratic no minee, JOHN H. BLACK, is a true-hearted, whole souled Democrat. Entirely different characters. Sanyan Hivr nion.r.—On motion of Hon. 1). %Va. 'nun, CHARLES Kr.i.ityr was duly admitted to practice as an attorney in the several court.. of this county. Thit Campaign. Another campaign has come round, involving in its consequences and issues, measures and principles of the first importance to the ountry--affecting deeply the welfare of the people, and exerting the most decided in fluence over the future policy and success of the republi- can party. The great contest of 1844—the measures involved in that memorable struggle, are now being earnestly and faithfully carried out by the democratic party of the Un ion. The Independent Treasury is re.establishcd. The Whig tanff of 1842, au odious and unequal in its opera tions upon the people, has been repealed, and in its place a tariff has been established founded upon principles of equity and right, leaving the industry of the country un trammeled by onerous taxation, for the benefit of the monied Capitalist. Upon this last important measure, the Whig party of the State and Union have raised the issue; they have embraced the anti-republican policy of high restrictive and prohibitory duties. It is port and parcel of their system—it constitutes an essential and vital portion of the federal creed to tax the industry of the many, for the advancement and benefit of the few. It is directly and intimately connected with the paper money system, with the great currency issue, - so desperately contested undei the administrations of Jackson and Van BUITO. It is not our intention to re-argue this great question of the tariff;—it is not necessary, it has been fully con sidered in all its details by the Congress that has jut adjourned. A republican Congress has fully examined this question in all its bearings upon the prosperity of , the country, and its influence upon our political_ institu-, lions. A republican administration, sustained and sup ported by rite great republican party of the Union, has settled the question. It is justly a subject of proud re flection that the principles so long avowed by the repub lican party of this county and congressional district, have found so cordial a response with the democratic party of the whole country ; and we may also be permitted to say, that it is a theme of abiding congratulation, that our Representative in Congress, has been found among the boldest and ablest champion in vindication of the will of his constituents upon this leading measure—the great measure which separates democracy from federalism in America. Mr. Wilmot did not fail to represent his con stituents with fidelity and unwavering integrity in the hour of trial. On the floor of Congress he - distinguished himself in one of the ablest efforts in vindication of the rights of the people, made by any member upon this great question His speech has been extensively circu lated in and out of Pennsylvania, and wherever it has been published or read, it is claimed by the republican press and party, as an eloquent, patriotic and unanswera ble vindication of the principles involved in the tariff of 1106. The republican party of this district are now ready for the conflict with federalism. Desperate and unprin cipled beyond all former precedents will be the onset.— Fraud, falsehood, and every reckless appliance of federal ism, will be put in requisition to prostrate Mr. Wilmot, and with him the great principles he has so boldly and fearlessly proclaimed. Influences coming from abroad, are already actively at work. The concentrated and combined energies of federalism over the whole eoin monwealth, will be directly brought to bear upon this hitherto, unwavering democratic district, for the purpose of crushing the only champion of popular rights, who had the nerve and moral courage to advocate the cause and rights of the people from this State. on the floor of the National Congress—who feared not to assail federal ism in its lost strong hold. Our reliance is upon the people. They will be found equal to the crisis—alive lo the great duties before them. The Republican patty of thin district, as the higher idence of their approbation and confidence, have given t.. Mr. Wilmot a unanitnnuA re-nomination. He stands before the people the representative and champion of the people's rights, In his success are directly involved their highest and dearest interests. His defeat would reflect discredit upon their intelligence and patriotism. It would be everywhere hailed no a triumph of the mo ney-power over the cause of popular rights. The exalted integrity and noble bearing that has marked the course of Mr. Wilmot in- Congress—the unshaken firmness and fidelity with which he adhered to the great dortrinea of the democratic faith, at a most trying period, one which demanded the highest moral and intellectual qualities of the Statesman, are the high testimonials;—thee are same of the proofs which we offer to the people of Penn sylvania, that David Wilmot is honest and capable, true to the people, and faithful to the Conititution. Can higher evidence be given of the capacity—of the moral s and political integrity of a public man? Stand by lbc Ticket. Stand by the ticket and you will stand by the Dem ocracy. Rest assured of this fact, and ho not led away by any seductite promises of the Whigs. Take our advice. Those who leave the Republican party, if any there be who c.mtemplate no rash and ill-stlvised a move ment, will sincerely regret a step which will certainly be retraced with shame and sorrow. Fidelity to regular nominations compels an adherence to Democratic principles by procuring the success of the Democratic party. This principle is a cardinal one in our party drill, and ought to be - obeyed with military promptitude and strictness. Without such a principle we can never secure harmony of action, that long pull, strong pull and the pull altogether which drew the ;st a te back again into the clear chinnel of Democracy. Such a principle silences all disaffection and brushes away the whims of individual preference and prejudice.— The candidate presented for the suffrages of the party is no longer my mnn or his man, but he is the man of the party, the regularly nominated candidate, and in that capacity every Democrat is'bound to vote for him. The man who does not intend to abide the decision of our con ferences and conventions ought to take higher ground and oppose tie met hod of selecting candidates, at the proper time. and not seem to acquiesce in their proceed ings until they have closed their deliberations, and then withhold his support from the ticket which has been frames!. Such a man does no party any good. Ho scratches his ticket and votes for no one, or votes for his own favorite, and thus the voice if one freeman is lost. Stand by the ticket. It is the sure test of a dieciplin ed Democracy.—Union. Democratic County Mass MceDug. We are highly gratified to see the Democracy in every section and neighborhood so fully aroused to the importance of the coming election. Indeed, it fully involves in its issues, the sticcess of the great doctrines of the Republican faith. We rejoice, therefore, to see that the Democrats of the County have called a general Mass Meeting to be holden at East Smithfield, on Monday, the tiOth instant. The move is an excellent one, and we are glad that the Committee, who have the charge of the meeting, are taking active. and etlic.ient means for a general rally. Democrats turn out ! There will be some of the best speakers oithe day present. The call for the meeting will be found in another part of our paper. (0 We invite attention to the "Lecture to Laboring Men," on our outside. Barites . AND 407 TEN BANKI..—The Lewistown Bank has failed, mil its notes are now worthless. Its circulation was great, and we fear our farmers are again doomed to undergo a regular fleecing by way of loss of the amount they may be so unfortunate 113 to hold in notes of that institution. One after another of these rotten, swindling shave•shops close their doors in the faces of the people. and in answer to their just demands, give them insults instead of specie. We deem it our duty now to caution the public against the notes of half a dozen other institutions in the same category with the Lewistown ;—foremost among them is the Susquehanna County Bank. Look out! Congressional Ccnferenee Meeting. At a meeting of the Conferees of the 12th Congressional disuict, held at the Clairmont House, in the born' of Towanda. on the evening of the Bth of September. 1846, Ulysses Mercur ank Maj. B. Laporte. of Bradford, Col. John Blanding and G. A. Grow, of Susquehanna, and Col. James Kimball and Henry Sherwood, of Tioga. appeared as Conferees from their respec tive counties. On motion, COL. JOHN KIM BALL was called to the chair. and thi 9 iEd MERCUR was chosen Secretary. On motion, the HON. D.9VID WILMOT. of Bradford, "was unanimously nominated for Congress. The following resolutions were also passed, unanimously : Resolved, That the Hon. David 'Wilmot, by the bold and unflinching manner in which he advocated all the prominent measutes of the ge neral Administration, of the last session of Con gress, has endeared him to the constituents of his whole district, as shown by the un paralleled unanimity of his re-nomination in the several County Conventions in the district. Resolved, That for the support of the great principles of the democratic patty of the whole I union, we pledge our firm and unwavering sup port ; and of the triumphant re-election of David W ilmot to support those principles there can be no doubt. Resolved, That the next meeting of the Con 'gressional conferees of this district, shall be held at Towanda, on the Wednesday following the first Monday in September. Resolved. That tire proceedings of this Con ference be published in the democratic papers of this Congressional district. On motion, adjobrned .sine JOll N KIMBALL, President. Ut.vsses Mencra, Secretary. Meeting of the Senatorial Conferees At a meeting of the Senatorial Conferees f the Senatorial district, composed of the counties of Bradford and Tioga, held at the Clairmont House. in the horn of 'l owanda. on the even leg of the Bth of September. 181(1, Ulysses Mercur, Esq.: and Maj. Bartholomew Laporte, ,of Bradford, Cokinel John Kimball and Henn' Sherwood, Esq., of Tioga, appeared as Confe rees from their respeetilie counties. On motion, COL. JOHN KIMBALL, was called to the e air, and ULYSSES MERCrIt chosen Secietary. On motion, COL. GORDEN P. ..11.1SON of Bradford, was- unanimously nominated for Senator. • The following resolutions were also passed unanimously : Resolved, That we present the name of Gor den F. Mason as the nominee for senator of this district, with pleasure. and with full confi dence in die soundness of his politteal-princi ples, and the fitltnness and ability of the man to meet any reiponsthility that may occur. Resolved. That the next meetim! of the Se natora conferees of this district, shall he held at the house of John 11. I urtnan. CohM,il Fl.tits, Bradford county, on the Wednesday fol lowina the tir,t , Nlimdv: ui September. ,ith.,.ived, That the proveeihriEs of.this meet log he• 1.10 , 11:31ird in thn democrrtn• pacers of ntliournhd sine die. JOH N lA., !'resident. LL's-Fs 1%1 Sretelary. STEAMBOAT ENMOSION AND LOSS Or LIFE rx Nr.w YORK —On Thursday afternoon, the steamboat Excelsor burst her boiler. just as she was leaving the'dock. Immethatcly after the explosion the boat took lire, and commenced drifting with the tide towards the flatiery, where some fifty or sixty small vessels were anchored. The steamboat Columbus Intmedr ately went to the assistance of the E., and commenced towing her back to her dock, and had brought her about two thirds of the way back, when the steamboat Fairfield came in contact w , th the line and severed it. The burn ing steamboat then drifted again with the title. and was proceeding at a fearful rate towards the fleet of schooners aforesaid, when the Ito-' boken steamboat, John Fitch, took her in tow, and conveyed her to the flats between Ellis Island and Jersey shore. Where she remained and burnt to the water's edge. At the time of the accident there were some forty persons on hoard, including the passengers and crew.— Four persons were injured. One, is Ito was an u'd man, named Wynant, supposed to be long to Montgomery, Orange county, died im mediately from injuries he received. Two more of those wounded were engineers of the boat, and another was a passenger, named William a ship carpenter, who was going up the river to engage in his trade. The two enei neers were brothers, named George and Will iam Van Wart. SUICIDE. OF FEW: NICCONNELL.—The Hon. F. McConnell committed suicide this af ternoon at half-past two o'clock, in his room. at the St. Charles , Hotel, by stabbing himself with a large clasp knife,three times in the neck, and five times in the stomach. Ile had : been for two days previous laboring - under the in fluence of mania a pots. The supposition is that he must have died instantly; so deep were the wounds inflicted thaeeither of those on the Oak. or tliose on the stomach must have in evilltbiy proved filial. An inquest was held on the body, & f :yrdic.t rendered in accordance with the above cts, after which the body of the deceased was taken in the charge of the clerk-of the H. of Representatives.—Union, Sep. 11. THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITET.g.—The Re gents of this Institution assembled at Washing ton on Monday last. After a provisional and temporary org,anizatien, by calling the Vice President of the United States to the chair, and appointing the Ron. Mr. Ilong,h, Secretary pro.tem., the .Regents spent the remainder of the sitting, first, in a reading of the law consti tuting the Insitution, then in a free interchange of views, a general survey of the powers and duties devolved nn Them, and of tho s e of the officers created by the law. Caleb Cushing, our late Minister to China, and Francis Mar line, Esq.. of the State Department. are the two principal candidates for Secretary. The appointment of Caleb Cushing would give uni versal satisfaction throughout the country and in Europe. The Rivers and Lakes of ?campusla We have already called the attention 001, readers to the,• Stale Book of Penneljletoki4,, from the pen of T. 11. Borrower, of Lane li4t and to-tlay we' present them with an extrl,l from the,work..which describes the riveis lakes of our great and prosperous Com mon. wealth. ~, 1. The chief rivers of Pennsylvania all rile in the Allegheny mountains, and therefore possess the qualities of 'mental) stresins,be. tug rapid in their descent, lime to soddee charges of high and low water, and only pp. manently navigable fur a shortUistance n ear their mouths. 2. 'chose of the first class are the Delaware in the easy; the Susquehanna in the middle• and the Xlledieny and. Monongahela, fo rm i ng the Ohio. in the west. • 3. The second class are the Schuylkill and Lehigh, falling into the Delaware ; the Tiogt Westbranch and Juniata, into the Susquehan na, and the French-creek, Clarion, Kid emi. netas, Youghiogheny, and Beaveronbutanet to the Ohio. 4. The third class, sometimes called riven and sometimes creeks, are the Lachawaxen and Brandywine; in the east; Conestoga, e kte . Wags. Conecocheague and Castleman's, in lbs south; NI ahanny. Penn's creek, Conedogin tet, Rawstown-branch, Leyathanna, and N e . maugh, in the middle ; lAckawana, Tunklus. nock - Pine-creek, and Sinnemaboning t o the north ; and Slienang, Red-bank, and Mahoni tg in the west. 5. In addition to these, there are great twai. ber of smaller strearns or creeks, and latga springs; Pennsylvania being a remarkably *ell watered state. 6. The hikes are few and small. Conneaut, in Crawford county. is the largest lake entirely embraced in the Slate. In the north eastern corner of it there arc numerous and beau& small bodies of standing water called po nt i s . 7. Lake Erie, which forms a small ponios of the north-west boundary of Pennsylvania, is 200 mt'es long, and 50 broid. 8. tithe regret is often heard, that the rivers of Pennsylvania are '.not permanently usr.. ble. But like all other complaints agamst the works of Providence, this objection, when en didly examined, is without foundation. For let it be borne in mind. that though the geode streams of New York and Ohio present a long ronrse of navigable, waters from their mou t h, to their sources. yet. that those sources are hr below the rich mineral regions from which our mountain torrents leap : and though difficult or ascent, that our sires ni t have by the handof enterprise and industry, been converted into .the easy means of transmitting down to thelev el plains of the sister states, the inexhaustible. and indispensable riches found amidst then wild fountain heads. 9. The widely distant points. also, at which the rivers of Pennsylvania empty into the ocean, present another proof that she -Fee &- stetted to he the great mineral storehouse of this part 01 the ctintinent. 10 From nor of her counties (Potter) •a• ters flow Into the Gulf of St. Lawrence.Chess peake bay, and the Gulf of Mexico ; andiron; nearly all those that border on the Great Me elieny mountain, considerable streams fall into the two latter. 11. IN hen it is further remembered that twice 'each year nearly all our streams arenm• gable for descending craft, and that the few artirles which are required to be taken up for the use of the mountain 'counties, are IV; freight in comparison with those sent deer•. the olleetion that our streams are riot perms• nently navig dile, disappears bet ore thonumr. oils tidier advantages of our position. • . 12. Most of the streams of Pennsvlvanure• tain their original beautifid Indian names.2cd it is to be regretted that all do not. The Deis• ware, which look its present name Irma I,Aid Delaware. a n ri i i oi nobleman. who was oriel the early governors of Vireinia, was 414 M..ekeriskiitan by the Indians. 11anirustf viam t name by which they knew'the Schayli kill . ids present naine was given by the llol• !antlers. and is saul to mean '• the hliodit River." its mouth not being visible to person ascending the Delaware. SAD ACCIDENT.-11he Huntingdon Meow ger contains the•particulars of a sad and mosr melancholy accident that °retired in Or Ridge settlement, Alirtirrie township, Bedford county. The barn of Ilicksbn ru struck by lightning nu the 14th ult., the eke me fluid entering the gable end of the bra running along the roof and wall plates of the barn, and at once igniting the whrile. At the nine the lightning sonek, Mr. Hickson roil yonngman rrimcd Morgan Smith were enfs ged in unloading Oats Iroin a Wagon on the bird floor. l ounrs Smith seas on die muw, oolitic; the oats [ruin Mr. Hickson, who was pitchy; it up to him, when the horses took inghtfryill the appearance of the tire. and ran nut 04 back end of the band, coming in contact int. stacks of grain or hay,and could not make the! escape until they were entirely r onsurned l ! the devouring element. At the nine the bir d was struck there were some of Alr. little children near the sans. who seeing fh , awful situation of their father, ran and alarm their mother. who went to the barn and co murh difficulty rescued her husband. who" reeling to and fro from the mass of flan s which was around him, much stunned ands' jured from the effects of the shock. I ° c Smith was not found till the barn. with di' contents, was entirely consumed. and fh , a nothing but the body and head, the leg' er! onearm being burned ofTelose to t hehndy , g' his head much roasted and disfigured. l ta supposed that he was instantly killed by lightning, when it struck the barn.. 'fberf'i peared in the heavens only a small clAnd.lo',. the accidinit happend, and no rain. Mr. P I son, at the latest accounts. was r ecnreringl the effects of the shock, but his mind partially deranged. LATER FROM HAVANA.—The brig Hap.- rived at New Orleans on the 29th 'ult., bunk ing our regular tiles and letters to t he23dl t '' inclusive. We have no intelligence from° squadron In the Gulf. Rumors were rirrillr Ling among the American & English raid° to the effects that Santa Aana lad agreed eertain propositions for peace Wore 1e 3 " 4 .4 Havana, but no one credited them. d ilmonte, in their intercourse with the milic,corps at Havana, steadily men:elle Frince. England, and Spain being Pit t any treaty with the United States. Ag% storm of thunder and lightnig passed °ler'''. tanzas on the 19th ult. 'II LABORF.RS WANTED.—The .n(11:000-0 Portland. for the Atlantic and St. 10010 Railroad, advertise for five hundred with a prospect of steady work for 00 °I: 1 years, at a dollar per day.