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Towanda, Wednesday, Nov. , I, 1416.
j Mr. CR /ALLA W. Crain ss is aiiihorized to act
as onr Agent,in procuring. and receiving advance
payments from new subscribers. Mr. C. is also an
Aunt for Goder's publications.
Meeting of the Nl:Hiding Co aaaaa :Mee.
We are regneated to stile that the Standing Commit
tee appointed by the late D.morratic Commotion, will
meet at the house of Ira H. Stephens, in thu borough.
on Saturday thel4th day of November nrat,at 2 o'Clrk
P. M. The following named pittlemen compose the
ULYSSES MERCER, A. F. LYON.
JOHN PORTER, WAD WIL.SON,
F. S. WHITMAN, EDWARDERANDALI.,
"The Problem not Solved."
Nfr. been re-riveted by a tiewn . nlimi majoritt :
but it must be [KIM- /II twtsti that hew s Its. >run. . nee elm • .
tett an a free traile Man. no a ILAlr:rt unit lamb-nut on New
and Mal etinuun paled by the hen-sirs at that State : but Mr.
Wilnatio thnirlet in. we have n.tunin to helieve. inure anth
slavery " in it. views. than nu) other &tar et perhaps iine or
two may be rzeepletl.) in the State. Now .Mr. dust
benne the elan.. of Conares.. uuntilaretl an intteinlntent to the
Calitnrma rentiltiumm. whiten Ina unl) the tan,-of of many
%Virgo of ire own enthitinteney. Inn win eh 1111.1.,....p. n 11111 -
nntprlnend.• in New England nor the Alltia.tatunto Mr. Wil
tnot. Men. owes bun election to 4 111 m part. VV.!! the
u n i on; whil e it is denouncing the 111111,1 Int-0 In rhm ut the
Sank. remember thin! "
We find the above in the United states Gazette, of
the 28th ult. being part cat an article endeavoring to ex
plain the reasons of Mr. Wilmot's succmi. Friend
Chandler, has in this instance, reasoned without his usu
al sagacity. The only question agitated during the late
matey in this Congressional district, was the Tariff.—
Mr. Wilmot having voted for a modification of the act
of 1842, believing it too highly •• protective" in princi
ple and detail—his opponents endeavoring to defeat him
through that vote, and the principle of ■ revenue tariff,
which he fearlessly advocated at home. The result. Mr.
Chandler knows, and it is a. quibble unworthy of the
high standing of his paper, to assert and triterote the
nonsensical reasons he has given for Mr. Wilmot's elec-
tion. We are net aware that this district is particularly
Anti-slavery ^ in its views; the vote certainly does not
show it; and we do know, that the California amend
ment was not once adverted to in the campaign. We
have no-hesitation in saying that it did not procure him
one single vote, which would have been given against
him, and the ides of its being the means of his election ,
would be ridiculed by any person iu the district.
Ma. WiLVOT , . a•••• 111 11, 4olosr find tinderatnnti
hum better than that turn r nelaildatr -ni 11r. wok, wlnutn
the +Agora nine. 11nm:dour:a l at out eons eroed in 1.41 duil the
then candidate or Pt - en:alma. 'flue Ilmuluonl A rato• nonark+ n.
acgooficant that 31r. kVilmot received lon larstm tamaantj rot To
and. Ira rr•odencr. when. thr Lorniot, 1111/1)01 . I) I. I Ilan SU
to 90. wlule Mc. whit e . hi+ nrninnerst. received I:4 majority nfl
Delmar. Ituau ren deuce. which an adman equally d valeta po-
We cut the above from the Philadelphia North Ameri
can, of the 2.11 ult., for the purpose of rating that paper
right It seems to have confounded majorities which
hive been given in this borough, with the usual majority.
The " 50 to 90 Locofoco majority " accorded to us, is all
• mistake.. It is generally about equally divided. Hen•
ay Clay received • majority of 11 in the borough, in
1844 ; while our Representatives at the late election, re
ceived, one of them 1 majority ; the other seven against
The borough. was the head quarters of the disaffection
against Mr. Wilmot, in this district ; yet with all the
influence of those who were endeavoring to defeat him,
and their•perwosl endeavors on the day of election, he
received what waabere considered, a handsome majority ;
sufficient to show the ineignifimince of those,, who,
through selfish and personal motives, were endeaioring
to destroy the organization of the party, and defeat its
We trust the North American will correct the error
into which it hu
•' Northern Slavery.”
Under this caption. the New York Tor.• Finn epeak• at length
upon the case ot the young trinitan in bi/ce11...1t0 upon leaving
one of the Aleturirs unit apply nig 11l the others wr euiplo) non.
nscerttOned ulna all the null corners hod n rule oink
ing the dl report of We overseer of soy nr.ll tolpontavo rano•
of rejection by all the mills Or tin pin,. Tln• Trio. Suit_ re
gards this rule os susceptible of the nano 'you'll...tit anise.—
pving the owners a poul-r of tlntuurntle uf poor g fie , no lens
onerous than thr non haunt ai AiliVrr)
We commend the paragraph above to the notice of
those whose drone are directed to the aggrandizement
of associated-capital. We have ever urged that over
grown capital has no sympathy with labor, and that the
effect of high restrictive duties would be to'produce mo
nopoly, instead of competition; and impose greater bur
dens upon operatives without a corresponding remunera
tion. Experience has proved in all countries and all
ages, that legislation for one clan of community, could
only be done at the expense of the remainder, and that
u monopolies are created, the laborer and artisan rinks
lower and lower in the scale ,cif poverty, and become
more and more dependent upon those who are fatten
ing upon the fruits Of their toil and talents. We believe
that an attempt to farce the capital and labor of this
country out of their natural channels, by liwis protecting
and favoring the one, will result in the degradation and
vassalage of the other.
Ross or Tavrc■ micr..—The Grand Division , of the
(Oder of Sons of Temperance of the State of Pennsylva
nia, at their annual session. held at Philadelphia on Mon
day. 28th ult., elected the following officers for the en
Grand Worthy Patriarch. George Crosby.
Grand Worthy Associate, Earnest F. Bleck.
Grand Scribe. Samuel J. Pirkands.
Grand Treasurer, Eliashib Tray.
Grand Chaplain, Wm. G. E. Agnew.
Grand Conductor. John N. Henderson.
Grand Sentinel, George W. Wending.
8. P. Couzaos,DA.—Wo regret to perceiro that
the Editor of the Wilkes-Barre Farmer has been a euf
freer in the general wreck of the Democratic party this
fall. He was placed in nomination by the Democratic
Convention of Luzerne county, as a candidate for Pro
thonotary, sad failed of his election by • few votes.—
ktr."Collings is an able, fearless and uncompromising
editor. and consequently, had the entire whig force at
rayed against him.
New You. Etar.crius.—l'bo elections in the State
olNear York took plate yesterday lot tievernor, Lieu
tenant Governor, Congresingen, members of the Legisla
ture and county officers. -The adoption of the Constitu
tion recently formed. is also to be decided; and the
question of Negro suffrage. We have as yet no returns
from any portion of the State, but .are apprehensive of
the defeat of Gov. W,ILIGIIT, by the Whig., .Inti:rentera
011 Hunkers, &c., combined.
AasoctaTe Jonas% DEAD.—A curiespondent of the
Democratic Union,writes from 31,Kean county, that
b , th the Assaciarc Jutl;esare.lead--the 1103:11.NATH AN.
11 I. WHIT& tall NritiON HIV:MOND.
138111trx13711. Cosccii.—The citizens of Ibis 80.
rough trill be agreeably entertained by attending the In
strumental Cowen alibi Conklin BrOthers, to be give"
st the Court House, this . (Wednewlay) evening. They
are highly mcommeuded at skilful and talented musicians,
and wel discourse sweet sounds" to those who attend,
to their satisfaction. We recommend them to thi goe
truckage dour community. -
t3rara Tx it &au It I .—The Bearer Argus recommends
Tnoriss ltcautaos, Esq., of Braver cramy, as the
Whig candidate foe State Treasurer. Psemose Asa,
Esq., late County Treasurer of Philadelphia, hu also
leen named by the same tatty as a candidate.
Aamtmssif—Wm. .101113116U,6. (brother of R. M.)
has been steeled to Congress from this ritate without op.
position. lie is • Democrat, and received 16#1.5 soles
nut of 18,526 polled.
Ho.. A ermew lieu:ewer, of Wilkes-Barre, has
teen oppointesl CoMmissinner of Public Building* ai
Wuhiuglon, in place of Major Wm. Noland, nmuved•
Discourse pronounced In Paris, April
30th, IS-SO, at the Funeral of Capt.
Prevost, by the Commandant of his
Hattallion of the National Guard.
)Tno from the FrVI by J. M. rolmer. Fag.)
Gss-rzsai :—Behold us here asiscrubled for the last
time around our venerable ermapanhia in arms, who, af
ter devoting the greatest part of his existence to the ser
vice of his country, has died as he desired, covered with
the glorious uniform which he.had assumed its the first
years of his life.
Burn December 22d 1168, Mr. Prevost gave himself
early to the career of arms. At 18 years of age, be en.
li•tel in the regiment of Armagnac; but his zeal had
outstripped the powers of nature, and he was almost kn.
mediately discharged for want of size ;—the youth had
tint yet ■ soldier's height; this difficulty did riot dis
hearten his courage, and he re-enlisted the year follow
ing in ,the regiment of Navarre. Events were net slow
to second his wishes. and to furnish the opportunity be
sought of his being useful to his country, the Revolution
of 1789 broke out. Devoted as he was to his native
land, the young snldier , zealously embraced the princi
ples of its amelioration. end far from the political agita
tions of factions, he won his share in the purest end
most incontestable glory or that great era—the glary
acquired by the republican legions who flew to the fron
tier with unexampled energy to hurl back the foreign
arms which invaded it on all sides, he made the cam
paign of Sambre et Meuse with Marshall Jourdan in the
year 1194 and 1795,and served as cub-lieutenant under
Moreau in that femme campaign of the Rhine, which
would hove eclipsed the most brilliant fiats of arms, had
not Napoleon made the campaign °fluty. So long as
France was in peril, Mr Prevost followed her Flag; bpt
when the triumph of the republic was insured, when
Napoleon's victories and invincible war hod imposed on
Europe its recognition, Mr. Prevost, who, not a courtier
of fortune, saw no more dangers to encounter, thought
hie ta.k henceforth fulfilled: it was, nevertheless, not
so; for his devotion was to call him back again to that
military career which he seemed then to abandon. The
fatal results of the war in Spain and the reparations for
that in Russia, made him forelktle that France would
need the strength of all ber children. Compelled to em
ploy all his resources, the Emperor organized the cohorts
in which Mr. Precast resumed service the 14th April ;
be served with such distinction in Prussia, that after be
ing wounded at Leipsic by a shot in the right wrist, he
was made a Lieutenant and Captain in the space of •
few months. He took still an active part in the unfor
tunate and brilliant campaign in France, during which,
Napoleon greater than ever, disputed the ground, inch
by inch with the armies of Europe in coalition against
him, and only sunk at last under the fatigue of his own
Faithful to misfortune, as he had been to liberty, Cap
tain Prevost followed Napoleon to the Island of Elba,
and returned with the sacred Battalion, (so called) which
overthrew, by its presence alone, and without firing a
gun, the government imposed upon us by foreigners.
Unfortunately, his courage, like that of so many others ,
was useless to France, which at the end of 100 days was
to be hemmed in on the plains of Flanders. Mr. Pre
vost at least defended the Emperor to his last day, and
appeared among those brave soldiers who failed, but
were not vanquished on the field of Waterloo, A deco
ration, the pension belonging to which he never receiv
ed, was the only reward he drew from his devotion to
After the fall of the Emperor, Capt. Prevost, like all
the officers who had adhered to him, was only showered
with indignities. The corrupting Administration placed
over France did not blush to offer the restoration of his
fortune as the price of the betrayal of his old companions
in arms. He repelled, indignantly, such, propositions,
and returned to private life where he learned how to
find independence and honor by devoting himself to
teaching. At last consolation, however, was still reserv
ed for him. The Revolution of July came to rekindle
in his heart recollections not yet extinct and brought at
last to his eyes the triumph of the - ideas and principles
to which be had consecrated his life. He could not re
main insensible to the view of the tricolor Flag under
whose folds he had so often fought. He made it his
duty to devote to hie country whatever energy remained,
by taking a place in our ranks. The National Guards
of Charonne and Bugnotet, welcomed him with transport,
and hastened to confer on him the rank of Adjutant Ma
jor, in which he found means to turn to good account
the knowledge and experience he had acquired in the
army. Unfortunately, the regulations of a new organi
zation, sad his advanced age slid not permit us long to
retain him in that station. The company of Fontara•
his, which had, from that time adopted hint, did not suf
fer him to quit their ranks. Unanimously chosen Cap
tain, he was afterwanls constantly reelected. The rest,
gentlemen, you know—hii strength did not equal his
courage—death has just struck, him down under arms in
our midst at the vary moment, when, at the age of 78
years he was about to be again acknowledged Captain
of that Fontershia company which had engaged never
to he separated from him, but at the tomb.
Gentlemen, the most honorable men ant not always the
most fevered of fortune. Independence and firmness of
character, sentiments of honor and delicacy are often
even e n obsta c le in the way of her favors. Mr. Pretest,
why shall I heehaw to say it 1 Fur it is prrhape one of
his greatest titles to public. regard. Mr. Prevost was
living in a position morethan humble. More than once
he was compelled to' impose ow himself the severest pri
rations, but he knew always how to he sufficient unto
himself. Nothing ever betrayed abroad his private em
barraesments, and he was ever able to harmonize the offi
cial dignity of his rank with the insufficiency of lass
pecuniary resource*. Think not, therefore, gentlemen,
that Mr. Prevost should base lamented his career; be
found shays in the general esteem of which he was the
object. an ample compensation fur the enj4yaients of
nhisft he was deprived. The eagerness with which w,e
Romani] him at his last moments, ie a striking proof of
that consideration. Thanks to you, gentlemen—thanks
to the assistance of en august personage, whom the re
spect forbids me to mention, but whose name is in every
mouth—the memory of Capt. Prevost will be duly hob.
• ored, end the ashes of the old soldier will repos; sheltered
by the monument erected to him by your filial piety.
Cox. Decerua.--The remains of this hero nerd
placed in St. Peter's church yard, at Philadelphia, on
Wednesday led. The ceremonies attending the iemor
eal and d.poaiting of his remains by the.shie of his &mil
ly, were quite interesting.
Canal Commhsionergo Totil.-0111claL
The following table exhibits the official Minim for
Canal Comtniationer :
Fader. PMNPf Marian. Elder.
Adam., . 820 1573
Allegheny, 3689 5633 508 530
A rnultung, 846 11155 68
EleaVIT, 1424 2026 ' 11 162
Dexlfonl, 1399 1245 2
Be.ks, 323:1 2493 33
Blair, 698 1448 17 '
Ducks 2847 3404 23 2
Bradford. 2611 2254
Hurler. 1100 1447 4 26
Crawford, 1294 . 1132 95
Chester, 3102 3570 350 31
Columbia, 1569 1614 3
Cumberland, 1907 1961 22
Cambria, 654 793 17
Caere, 1247 1101 . 2
Clinton, 533 688 4
Clearfield, 547 329 14
Clarion, 792 745 . t
Carbon, 418 378
Dauphin. 1199 1691 488
Delaware. 10:18 1422 95 5
Elk, 126 9l
Fayette. 1676 2130
Franklin, 1559 2311 1 1
Greene. 1414 1958 2
Huntingdon, 915 1551 77
Indiana, 454 1328
Jefferson, 285 311
Juniata, 524 503 16
Lucerne 1435 1622 40
Lancaster, 2413 4643 258 1
Lebanon, 11182 1507 9
Lehigh. 1247 1180 1
Lyconting, 1 1 47 1584 2
Montgomery, 3000 2761 473
Mercer, 1357 2071 4 334
Monroe, 570 254
Mifflin, 828 928 10
MKran, 218 161
Northampton. 1242 1090 4
Northumberland, 755 1244 31 2
Perry. 661 642 ' 3
Philadelphia co. 11539 5787 10117
Philadelphia city, 3593 5680 2993
Pike, 256 186
Potter, 244 76 48
Somme ~ 632 1491
Behuylk to, 2103 2587 136
13usquehanna, 1579 1126 50
Tioga, ' . 1435 1067 3
Union, 905 1976 6 5
Yenangn.. 604 527 32
Washington, 2899 2952 3 245
Wayne. ' ' 794 6to 5
Wyoming, i 669 tiso
Warren, 623 477 21
Westmoreland, 2237 1605 2 45
York, 2138 2312
89084 97913 15438 2079
Power's maj. over Foster, 8829
PENNSELVANIA.—The Whigs are crowing
lustily over the result of the election in Penn
sylvania ; but it is both a barren and short
lived victory. It is true that they have carried
a lew Congressional Districts which weir roe
resented by professed democrats in the late ses
sion of the present Congress ; but on the ques
tion of the Tariff—the great dividing question
between the friends and enemies of the pres
ent admiuis 'un—only cms'solitary member
of the entire Pennsylvania delegation stood by
the democracy of the country, and voted for
the repeal of the unjust and unequal Tariff of
1842; and this ONE.—the Iltin. DAVID WIL
MOT, of Bradford County, —is re-elected by
nearly 800 majority ! In several of those demo
cratic districts whose representatives betrayed
tha Democracy on the Tariff question, and by
intrigue succeded in getting re-nominated. the
democrats refused to turn put to the eleetion,
on the very wise principle that Whiggery
might as well •• have the name as the game."
Fur instance. the county of Berke, which usu
ally polls some 14,000 votes, has now polled
bin a little more than 5,000: and the falling
off is immense dim . the entire State.
The same cause has given the whigs their
Canal Commissioner and a small majority of
the Legislature ; but there is a democratic ma
jority in the Canal Board, and a democratic
Governor of the Commonwealth. so that in re
ality the boasted whig triumph amounts to a
mere triumph of one set of men over another,
with no possibility of the policy of the State.
and much less the Nation, being changed from
Democracy to whiggery by this temporary re
Indeed, we ran say, in all sincerity, that we
lank upon the result as altogether more favora
ble to Democratic principles, than to have been
compelled to witness a recurrence of the mor
tifying spectacle of a Congressional delegation
voting en masse for whir measures, under the
name and disguise of Democracy. That Penn
sylvania is democratic there is not even the
shadow of a doubt ; and that her Democracy
will rise.purified of its corruptions and purged of
its false leaders, and be signally victorious in
the next election, we have not a particle of fear.
WILMOT RE-ELECTED.--ArtCr all, the sky
of Northern Pennsylvania is not all blackness.
In theinidsi of disaffection supineness and con
fusionfithe counties of Bradford. Susquehanna,
and Tinga, have stood by their integrity, and
reelected the fearless and faithful champion of
their interests, David %Vuitton. to Congress.—
Never in the history of Pennsylvania's poli
tics was there more just cause for a constituen
cy and a candidate to be mutually proud and
satisfied with each other. -On the main ques
tion which has disturbed Pennsylvania, Mr.
Wilmot. as our readers all recollect, last win
ter stood alone as a Representative in Congress
from this State. 'lt was alleged that Mr.
Wilmot had misrepresented his constituents by
his course on that question, and he boldly re
ferred the issue to the people themselves. as
to whether or nist„he had misrepresented them.
After a struggle in which the Whigs made the
most unheard of efforts and in which it is he
lieved that the manufacturing interests of the
country engaged with the utmost vinlenee.
making Mr. Wilmot's district one wide battle
field, he has eume off triumphant with a thou
sand majority in the district. This is the most
glorious political triumph which we have wit
nessed for many years. and compensates in a
degree for the humiliating and disheartning
si+ion which our own district presents.--
Ite-ELtvrios or WiLitoT.—We announce
the re-e'ection of this able and intrepid Demo
era' with great pleasure. In the midst of the
inisfortunes which have overcome the Democ
racy of Pennsylvania. the intelligence of his
triumph over a desperate and combined oppo
eition, is peculiarly gratifying. He grappled
boldly with his foes, and has nobly runeeded
over them all....Pennsyltwaian.
Terriffie Gale and great Loss of Life!
IFreck Ofthe U. S. Brig Perry—Loss of the
Revenue Cutter Morris—Total Destruction
of Key West—Fifty Lives Lost—lmmense
Destruction of Property.
BALTINOIII,,OCt. 30,-8 o'clock, P. '
The mail from the south last evening, re
eeived in Baltimore, contains the following par
ticulars of a terrific gale in the Gulf, and loss of
life. taken from the New Orleans papers.
The schr. Sarah Churchman, Capt. Baymore.
of Philadelphia, via Key West for Brews San
tiago. arrived at the N. E. Pass on Wednesday
morning. the 21st inst., and landed Com Sinai
tnlison, from the Pacific., and Lieut. Wm. C.
Pease, of the Revenue service, bearer of de
vetches to Washington.
They came hp to town lasterening in the tow
boat Jefferson. Tn Lieut. Pease we are indebt
ed fur the details of a terrible gateau the Gulf—
of a fury unexampled, and from which we must
not expect to hear all the deplorable effects for
• weeks. We will begin with the gale as
it was felt at Key West.
The gale commeneed blowing from N. E. on
the morning of the 11 th inst; by 1 o'clock it
blowed a perfect hurricane, the tide rose rapidly.
and the storm raged with incredible violence
until near midnight, when it abated. On the
12th it blew a moderate gale, and gradually sub
sided. Every dwelling-house, save five or six,
at Key West, was destroyed or unroofed, the
Custom house was blown down, the Marine
lloopital unroofed. and it is supposed. govern
ment property destroyed to the amount of 8300.-
000 ; Taffy's wharves disappeared. and the salt
works were destroyed.
The United States barracks were injured, but
soffered less than other buildings. Many fang
lire were turned nut houseless, but the United
Slates Quartermaster came promptly to their as
siettince. The foss of life iirgreat—many wet .
drowned and many killed by falling buildings.
Key %Vest light-house and buildings attached
are entirely gone, and the spot covered with
sand washedup by the fury of the waves. Four
teen mottle perished iu these buildings and sands.
Key Light-house has totally disappeared, with
the building connected with it. The occupants
of this. ton. have perished.
The Light Ship in the N. W. passage dragged
from her moorings and want to sea, but she was
recovered and returned to her position. The
agent of the Underwriter was doing every thing
its his power to save property.
Very great danger is to be apprehended from
the loss of the light-house—to vessels from Eu
rope. and the N. bound to the Gulf. We must
refer to the accounts below for the injury done
to shipping, furnished by Lient. Pease.
Loss OF THK CUTTER lOU of
this vessel is ()rewritten to tie in a truer from an
officer on board the United States brig Perry.
She was in the gale or tornado and driven with
resistless force before the wind, but was finally
run ashore after all hope of saving her was
given up, and in all probability will be saved.
All the lives on Indian Key and Ke♦ Baca. are
Lived, and it is hoped all the crews of the wreck
The crew of the cutter Morris saved die pro
duce, the cargo of one schooner, and distributed
it, through the Methodist minister, to those in
need of the necessaries of life.
All warehouses are either blown down or
unroofed. At Key West the streets are full of
lumber, and nut six out of 600 houses hiit what
are either unroofed or hlown down, The cur•
rent ran six miles an hour through the town of
'f he lighthouses at this place and Sand Key,
are washed away, and not vestige of them is to
be seen. Some cotton has drifted into the har
bor. and some vessels, cotton loaded.- and. not
yet heard from, most have been in the hurri
cane, and suffered from its violence. A fellow
tier with a new lantliern for Tortugas lighthouse,
was Inst with her cargo ; all hands saved.
The whole waters now extend sixty or se
venty miles to the Southward of Tortugas. The
Government lose by the storm the revenue
cutterilllotris and brig Perry. two light-houses,
fortifications, custom-house and hospital, not far
Many vessels will doubtless get a shore,
from the fact of Sand Key Lighthouse being
gone. Dead bodies are occasionally dug out
from under the ruins, and none can tell how
many there are remaining. As far as ascer
tained, fifty persons have lost their lives, and
it is singular so few are dead or injured.
Timber, slate and buildings fell in every di
rection—stone could not withstand the gale,
and all seemed to be going to destruction. Ma
ny persons escaped in boats and held on to the
trees, expecting every moment to be washed
away. The scene was awful in the extreme.
In the loss of vesseles wrecked, I see mine
belonging to Baltiinore or Philadelphia. Lieut.
W. C. Pease, of the revenue service, arrived
here this evening in the Southern boat, with
despatches for Government: . Corn. Sloat is
expected here in a day or two.
The U. S. brig Perry, Blake, from Havana,
bound to Charleston, with COmmodore Sloat
on board, from the• Pacific squadron, was
ashore on the Florida reef, in eleven feet wa
tin.. Both masts gone, and anchors and guns
thrown overboard. It is possible she may be
got off, but has been given up to the wreckers.
All hands were saved.
The Revenue cutter Morris, Walden, is
ashore on the Northwest shoal, three miles
from Key West, in two feet water, with loss
of both masts, anchors, chains and boats ; bul
warks and decks swept and guns blown over
board. The vessel is one mile from the chan
nel and is probably a total lose.
6 . THE FREE TRADER, WILMOT, IN TROUB
LE !"—One 'of the darling objects of the whip
in this state, and throughout the Union, was
the defeat of the Hon. DAVID wiLmoT, of
the 12th district, who voted for the tariff of
1846. That, if accomplished, would have
been a real triumph—and to it all their energ
ies were directed. His district was literally
inundated. from abroad, with electioneering
documents—money was used without stint or
measure against him—one of the most influen
ualland popular detuorrats of the districts was
induced to lend lIIP nameas a candidate against
him—lN VAIN ! He leads every other demo
cratic candidate in his own county of Bradford
—defeats the well laid schemes of his dishon
or able foes in Susquehanna—carries his oppo
nent's own county of Tmga—and TRIUMPHS,
avow:mos. toniontant.y, against the combined
opposition of whips and traitors I
His flag was nailed to the mast—and on its
folds was incribed The Tariff of 1846 !" 11
lie had gone down in the fight, we should have
honored while we should have deeply lament.
ed him. But his banner waves in triumph—
and from the bottom of our hearui do we con
gratulate the honest and true-hearted pioneer in
the holy Cause of EQUAL AND EXACT JUSTICE
TO EVERT BRANCH OF AMERICAN LABOR
(Front the Washington Union.]
11 the federalists of Pennsylvania had suc
ceeded in the detester Mr. Wilmot, which was
the summit of their aspirations. tbeircup of tel.
umph would have beau unquestionably full—
almost to overflowing. Mr. Wilmot was elec.
ted in 1844—his first essay, too, on the stage
of public life—as the open and avowed enemy
of alt monopolies, and especially as the un
compromising enemy of that worst of money.
olies, the tariffof 1842. His opponent then,
as now, professed to be a democrat, but was
nevertheless the advocate of a paradox which
the constituency to whom lie appealed would
not endorse or comprehend. On this issue,
boldly tendered and joyously accepted, Mr.
Wilmot was chosen to Congress. and the prin
ciples which he had thus honestly avowed, in
the fare of a most formidable opposition; were
faithfully carried into practice in the councils
of the nation. To him. too, belonged the en
viable distinction that he stood solitary and
alone." among all his colleagues, in support of
the new' revenue law of 1896.
That a representative. thus situated, should
encounter the concentrated hostility of the
manufacturers and iron-mongers, who were so
deeply interestbd in the preservation of die pro
tective policy, was natural enough. That tney
should adopt the means which were best cal
culated to prostrate his political fortunes, was
likewise to be.expected. Certainly these ef
forts were in no wise wanting. A so.called ta
riff democrat, a popular- and influential man.
was nominated as Mr. Wilnaot's competitor
and he had the double advantage of being sup
ported by the,whigs and by a detachment of
his own party. W itnessing this combination,
the best friends of Mr. Wilmot could not but
have some apprehension of his success, and the
most sanguine of them could not but acknowl
edge that the contest would be_ -necessarily
But what iq the result ? We have before
us the Troy Banner" of the 15th instant.puh
fished in Mr. Wilmot's own county, which
gives the result in the district as follows :
Wilmot's majority in Bradford county 350
1)0 do . Suaquehanna 300
do Tioga (about)
In the district
Tioga county, be it remembered. is the resi
dence of his competitor. Mr. White. where his
friends confidently anticipated a majority of
from 500 to 000.
We should have hoped that any democratic
candidate in Pennsylvania. who was regularly
nominated, would be supported as such, and
elected by his Fifty. Idle should have regret
tut his defeat, however widely he may have
differed from us on the question of the tariff.
especially when opposed by a wing. Certain
ly when the choice was restricted to a high-ta
riff whig, and a high-tariff democrat, we would,
of course, have decidedly prefered the latter.
for the reason that we are for carrying not the
established usages and discipline of the demo
cratic party ; and in times like these we have
reason to suspect that man's attachment to its
prosperity. who, from any consideration what
ever, lifts his hand to break down the organ
ization winch is ever the sure element of its
success. in this spirit, we should deeply and
sincerely regret the lost of so many able and
devoted democratic representatives from Penn
sylvania who have been defeated. But we
should, of course. have deeply regretted the
defeat of any democrat with whom it is our
fortune to agree and co-operate, however much
we may differ with him upon the question of
But we cannot, at the same time, forbore to
comment on the significant fact—fraught. as it
is, as we conceive it to be, with profitable re
flections—that wherever the democracy of
Pennsylvania have assumed a manly, bohLand
indepenilant stand in favor of the new tariff,
their labors have been crowned with eminent
success; whilst, on . the other hand, where they
have manifested the hottest zeal for the obso
lete tariff, signal defeat has unexpectedly over
whelmed them ! Whn, for example, at the
last session of Congress, more active and en
thusiastic in support of the tariff of 1842, than
Doctor Leib, of Columbia ; Mr. Erdman. of
Lehigh ; Judge Thompson. of Erie ; or Mr.
Brodhead. of Northampton ? Candidates for
re-election, they severally based their strongest
claim on their efforts to save the tariff, the more
ardent, because the more hapless. And what
is the verdict of their constituents ? Defeat
stares three of these excellent and trustworthy
republicans in the face, and the other is barely
successful in the heaviest democratic district of
the State. The same eccentric result is wit
nessed in nearly all the other districts repre
sented by ultra protectionists, in which gentle
men avowing fealty to the same policy were
nominated to susceed them.
Do not the defeated democrats read in this
result the handwriting on the wall ? - Do they
not see that their support of the tariff is not
sufficient to secure the support of the whip—
that this party, ever true to its heresies. will
go for no man who is not a whig in his princi
ple. ; and that they will strike clown every
democrat who will not go the whole with them?
With democrats they hold no affiliation ; and
the democrats ought to hold none with them.
And then, on the other hand—as if in sig
nificant contrast to the fate of the democrats
wh,o go for the tariff—Mr. Wilmot, who alone
voted for the new tariff, arid defended it in
Congress and on the stump. is sustained by the
handsome, majority of 750 ! Charles Brown,
WO. the democratic candidate in the third dis
trict. who, as we are assured by the Pennsyl
vanian. took open ground for the new tariff, is
successful by over 500 majority in a district.
which, two years ago. gave 1.100 the other
way ! Again : the democratic representatives
in the State legislature from the counties Brad
ford and Tina. who made speeches against
the instructing resolutions, are sustained—
whilst the great mass of representatives, who
assisted in their passage. are defeated !
Who will solve this problem Unless it
be solved, we fear we shall never rightly com
prehend in what respect the result in Penn
sylvania, however disastrous it may seem on
the face, can be called a " tariff victory !"
The results of the election in Pennsylvania
contributes to impress us, et least, with one
lesson: Stand up to the truth. Fear no dis
cussion. Let its friends act tip to the old
precept, that truth is great and will ultimately
From SANTA FE —News from Santa Fe to
the 17th Sept. is contained in the St. Louis pa
pers. received by the Veetern mail.
Gen. Kearney had returned from the South.
after a very successful tour. The people.with
the exception of the rich portion, receive him
with great joy. He expects to march for Cali
fornia on th• 25 of September.
Later heir Neaten.
MOWITIST, Sept. 29, 5 o'clock P.
An express rider has this moment stn
from Santinos . which place he left this
log. Santinos is only a day's rids this sk eet
satin°, and he states on die authority e t
Mexican. that Sams Anna arrived st that pl ee
the evening previous and immediately tea.
meaced fortifying the place with vigsn Ht
had no hiss than 13,000 men,witb him. vhkt
added to those 1111 under Ampudia wig e vil
hie army - to over 20,000 men.
Report further has it, that be is us even
works and batteries at kinconada, at the ste t
limits of our lines, by the sixty days trai t
II all this should prove true, the Amstic ii
army will have more bloody work ts do ih n
me'. One thing is certain, Santa Anna e e
hourly expected here when General T a p er
agreed to the terms of the surrender; and ew
ny think .that Ampudies reasons for vridia t
to retire, was the fact that he found himself la
a degree surrounded after
_the sucesas of the
second division. and was anxious to tune k
junction with his master on the bast tents h i
'END OF Tux RICHMOND TRAIIEDY......fr,
quitted of Col. Myers arulfriends—R ic h mati
papers of Tuesday announce the acquittal ci
William R. Myers, Samuel S. Myers i t ;
William S. Burr, the parties who directly n r
indirectly aided in shooting the late 11.
Hoyt, the paramour of Mrs. Myers.
(From the Richmond Times, Oct. 27.)
Mr. Mayo concluded in the .morning his tr.
gurnents begun on Saturday night. lis.tra
succeeded by Meese's. Lyons. G. A. 51„,,
and Scott, fur the defence; and Mr. MaVO
ed the argument for prosecution a short ti n ,
after I I o'clock. P. M. Ths rase was tip,
submitted, and the court stood hoe to In In,
acquittal, anti the parties were discharged._
'file court room was erowded almost to at&
cation with spectators, who lingered through
the long arguments,
,full of anxiety forth, o.
suit. When it was ascertained, such a ham
of applause took place as we never !manilla, '
Court of Justice. It was an irresistible im.
pulse of public opinicn, roused by the 'levels?.
mews of the painful trial which has jnst heu
cuncludeth" The entire community rpjniets m
(From the Richmond Enquirer, Oct. :7.)
Mr. R. G. Scott concluded the prgumestfor
the defence. lts ability was universally mo t
toz.d. and there were occasional interruponi
by plaudits. although it was in a Court of
tire Mr. Mayo wound up the whole eaten
behalf of the prosecution., in all elaborate sa
candid argument. The vote was thee taken,
and the Court, by a vote of five to two, d i ,.
charged the parties from all further moni
tion. The announcement of this result so
rereived with prithrosiastic shouts of applone
from a crowded court room. which we nano%
trust ourselves to deserthe.
A Pensonseit FOR PARESTs.—Melliers! if
you would train op your children to he useful
members of society. keep them from mon;
about the streets. The great school of flee s
in the streets. There the urchin learns itr
•ulgar oath, or the putrid obscenity. Fin se
lesson at the fireside. he has a dozen in de
ktnnel. Thus are scattered the seeds of felee.
hood. gambling. theft and violence. Mu then.
as you love your own flesh and blnetl:nukr
your children cling to the hearth stone. Leo
home yourselves: sink the roots deep 21/101:
your domestic treasures ; set an example m
this as in all other thing., which youroffspnil
may follow. It is a great error that rhildru
may he left to run wild in every sort of inci
temptation for several years, and that it will
then he time enough to break them in. Thu
hotrid mistake makes half our spendthrift.,
gamblers, thieves. and drunkards. No on
will raise a colt, or an oz, on such a principle:
no man would suffer the weeds to grow in hi.
garden for any Iratli of time.. saying hr could
eradicate them it any time. Look at this on
ter parents. See, more especially. that yoar
Children are not out at night, loitering around
some coffee house or theatre. Mothers. mkt
your children Ilse home, and by all meason•
courage them to love you better than all other
[From the SuAquehanna Rrgister.l
Although the public have been often impor•l ore!
by patent medicines. yet occasionally a really inefulnd
beneficial medicine is despised, neglected. merely hs
cause '• found in baticompatty." I em led In these.
marks by a conversation with a friend a lew Jan mom
She had been afflicted for several years with a &woad
the heart, which had apparently brought her nee thr
grave. One of our mast skilful physicians was calls!.
who pronounced her disease incurable. An ohms , '
ment of Dr. Jayne's Especterant in the Register.ao
the eye of her friends, and a bottle of it u'aa immeshes
ly procured at Bentley & Mitchell's, in Montrare• Be
fore she had taken'it two day., there was an 'ppm ,
improvement. She has. not taken two bottleass!el , b' t
her health has been nearly restored.
I have no personal motive for racommending tho
but merely state this fact, hoping that s co`
meet the eye of some who are laboring under sole
diseases, that they may likewise partake of its bterfo
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lungs, but, owing to want of exercise, the boweb bens
constipated, the pores of the skin are closed, and, mist
all the functions of the body become deranged; IN°
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