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The Fourth of March Convention.
The delegates to be nest State Convention,
which Meets at Harrisburg, on the.Foorth of March,
`are mostly chosen. Enough at least have been
sleeted, to make it certain that Mr. BUCHANAN will
bare a large majority in that body, and that his
friends will control its action. Consequently there
has been a grand scramble, since this fact tras as
certained, on the part of politicians who had been
intently watching the progress of events, to tumble
themselves over to the strong side. Counties which
'had-been - wavering in the balarce, and counted
doubtful, alt at i once straighten up, and go old Secs
unanimowly, and men whose whereabouts had
been extremely hilefinite,—wha Ike the Paddy's
pig, dodged round so-actively you couldn't count
diem—are vociferous in their protestations of aflec
'tion and friendship for the sage of Wheatland.
We have looked on at the fight with the great
:eat imaginable indifference, and now that it is
virtufilly determined which is the conqueror, we
' canctrit but think that the good old Commonwealth
Of Wm Peas, " founded in deeds of peace," is
again to be in the market, exposed -to the highest
' bidder,. and her thousands.,of hardy demnertils to be
'transferred and bargained away, that reckless, un
principled and corrupt men. may aggrandize the
emoluments arid honors of elevated posts in the
^general government.\klooks to us as if State pride
Would in the end, only be gratified by some of
our most 'lnspirable politicians fattening from the
'Tre'asury, while the character of our State and the
reputation •of our . Democracy for uprightnesekand in
"tiolligence will be depreciated. It is a burning
shame to see the second State in the Union--rhe
'first in many respects.—brought, time after tirpe,
into the Democratic Natiorril Convention, for bar:
ter and traffic, knocked down to the highest bidder.
It degrades us in the eyes of the derncetacy of the
Nation, and if our influence is not already gone, it
soon will.be. It is humiliating to every Penny's
Iranian, who regards the reputation and character of
his nevi e State, that such disgraceful transactions
ebould take place, and still it is apparent that future
hiniiiliations are in store.
That Mr. BUCITANIN I 6 friends expect his nomina
lion by the Baltimore Convention, we do not be-
Have. There is not the remotest probability of
such an occurrence. We might demonstrate this
assertion by giving facts, which in our opinion are
sufficient to prove its troth, and we will next week
. 'devote some space to its solution.
Appoio4llllllllo CI by the Gee eviller.
DAVID lirecti, of Allegheny, to be Sealer of
Weights and Measures in Allegheny coumy.
,Wsf. S. GAEIV/D, of Mercer to be Flour Inspector'
-•• lor the city= of Pittsburg. .
Joins J. SVCAHEN, of Philadelphia, and Letts
Dotrest.t.v, of Armstrong county, to be Aids to Gov.
emor, with the rank of Lieutenant C010ne1... ,
• Gov. Blot.ca has made the following important
appointments to - offices in Philadelphia:
Anspector.of Domestic. Distilled Spirits—Charles
11. S ,, bleiner, of•enion county.
. Inspector of S tit ,Provisions--George Getz, of the
.; Inspector of Lumber—James S. Watson.
Sealer of Weights and Measures for City-3. G.
Keeper of the Powder Magazine—James Lefler.
Health Officer—William McGlensey.
Measures of Marble—Jacob Umvseatl, of Mont•
Ote. On our out side will be found an able report
from IV. B. FOSTER jr., upon the subject of the North
Branch Canal, made to the Canal Commissioners:
The report gives a statement of the amount of work
already finished, and remaining unfinished, with
an estimate of the probable productiveness of the
Canal as a source of public revenue, when once
completed, and the practical experience and sa- .
gacity of Mr. FOSTER guarantee that his estimates
will be more than realized. lie urges upon the
Legislature the immediate Womp\etion of the work,
as a means of economy to the Commonwealth
IVe cannot but believe that his suggestions will be
approved and acted upon by the Legislature.
ec:r. The - Sopteme Court of this State have re•
candy. decided that the school law is constitution.
al. Certain schonl . direztors in Low-hill township,
Lehigh county, refused to obey that part of the law
whiCh retorted them to open -common schools in
nou.accepting district.. The Court below remov
ed them from:office on that account. The case was
taken to the Supreme Court, who have affirmed
the decision of the lower court
or We observe in the New York papers an an
nouncement that - Gov. BIGLERIas pardoned ..11.sca-
TI the notorious kidnapper convicted in Philadel
phia. We have not seen the matter mentioned in
an f paper in our State, and think it is - a mistake
The Union, surely, is not in sufficient danger, to
make such an act necessary,
Coartais; appears to be doing nothing of public
importance, and our State Legislatom are busily en
gaged in helping them. The tvr:a days proceed
ings of the - latter body which wo pub 'all, we have
deemed sufficient for our readers.
O The . Whig Convention of Maine have -de
clared in favor of Gen. Scott for the Presidency.
They suggest haling the Whig National Convec
lieu in Philadelphia OH the 17th of June next.
A political has been presented to the lfassachu
silts Senate, containing 123,51 . 2 signatures,' km the
epaeirietit of tie Maine last in Maeraebneeito.
Teeding' s Leestatire.
thinuestmo, Jan. 30, IS*
arid : among °thereon* for the annesaiion of
of term Toro:whip - 44 the,.Distriet of Pout
tymjnfalima filtda ft by thrOhiladelphia;
trbOlanltNattad . party.:.erid for a itisiktoi
prevent the Philadelphia and Baltimore &Alma
Company from nanning their locomotives east of the
The following bills were introduced :—.
A bill relative to county taxes in the county of
• To exempt the firemen of Easton from military
A bill relative tonairigable highsraYsil
A bill for the relief of David L. Leech. and Com-
.To incorporate the Darlington and Kennett Rail
Road and Coal Company.
A bill incorporating the Merchants Steam Tug
and Navigation Company.
A bill relative to the estate of Matilda Sprog,ell,
in the City of Philadelphia.
The Sunbury and Erie Railroad bill was then
again taken up, and the question pending being the
amendment of Mr. Packer, submitting the matter of
subscriptions to a vote ot the people.
Mr. Packer asked a postponement of the further
consideration of the bill until Monday next, in cpn•
seqaence at theabsence of two Senatonr (Messrs.
Bliley and Jones) who were desirous of voting
Mr. Muhlenberg opposed the motion to postpore
He said that notice had beep given that the bill
would be brought lip to-day, and that the Senators
had no excuse for leaving their seats.
Mr. Frailey tavored the postponement It was
A mere courtesy i t was hardly ever denied tinies s
the bill was of pres 'n,g and immediate urgency.
The motion to pos one was finally agreed to—
yeas 18, nays 11.
The bill repeating.the 4th and 6th sections of the
act of 1847, to prevent kidnapping, came up in
Mr. Mohlenberg moved to amend so as to re
peal the whole,of the act in question, except the
first end second sections.
.Mr. Packer moved to include the third in the ex
Mr. Crabb asked 'for the reading of Mei entire
law, and it was accorclingry read by the Clerk.
Mr. Packer then withdrew his motion.
Mr. Crabb moved to add the seventh section to
Muhicnberg moved a postponement of the
subject for the present.
Mr. Crabb moved to postpone indefinitely. Lost
—yeas 12, nays 17.
The bill was then postponed for the present.
The bid for the encouragement of volunteers in
the city and county of Philadelphia, was taken up
and passed to a second reading, anil then postpon
ed until Tuesday next.
Housg.—Mr. Fiffe introduced a bill to incorpo
rate the Filth Ward Savings Bank, of Pittsburgh.
A bill was also introduced divorcing John H .
Wood, of Philadelphia, from his wife.
• Mr. Ran introduced a resolution calling upod`the
Canal Commissioners for information as to the ex
pediency of constructing...a railroad to avoid the In
clined Planes on the Allegheny Portage Railroad.
A bill was introduced to lay out a State road from
West Goshen, Chester County, to the Wire Bridge,
The following were also introduced :
A bill supplementary to the act incorporating the
Norristown and Chester Valley Railroad Company.
A series of joint resolutions relative to the con
struction of a ship canal around the Falls of St. Ma
A bill to regulate the inspection and measure•
meat of bark in the City of Philadelphia
A bill to establish a system of Free Banking in
A supplement to the act incorporving the Wash.
ington Mutual Insurance Company CT Philadelphia.
A bill to incorporate the Philadelphia Southern
A bill to extend the powers of Courts over car.
A supplement to the act incorporating the North
cm Liberties Gas Company.
The Senate bill to amend the charter of the St.
John's Orphan Asylum, was taken np and passed.
The report of the committee, in the matter of the
contested seat of Solomon Demers, of Philadelphia
county, declaring that Jacob 3. Painter was duly
elected, came again before the Home, and a long
discussion ensued, in the couraw of, which import.
a n t errors were broughtito light i,?the report.
Pending the questiourthe Hones- adjourned.
Sztuar.—The Speaker laid before the Senate a
statement of the census returns for the State of
Mr. Matthias presented a petition from the color.
.it people *of Philadelphia, remonstrating against
the passage of a law preventing the emigration of
colored people into the State. The remonstrance
Mr. Vernon presented a remonstrance from the
citizens of Richmond against the pomp of • law
authorizing the Commissioners of that district to in
The bill extending the jurisdiction of Courts over
certain corporations, was taken up; and passed Com
mittee of the Whole.
Mr. Matthias moved to print the bill, which was
agreed to, and the subject then laid over.
A bill was introduced to provide a lock Op in
The Senate then resumed the Sbnsidemtion of the
bill supplementary to the act incorporating the Cats
wissa and Towanda Railroad Company, authoris.
ing en extension of the road to connect with the
New York and Erie Railroad at some convenient
point on the State line. It was finally laid aside on
The bill to authorise Recorders of Deeds to ap
point deputies, was taken up and passed finally.
The Senate then took up the non-intervention
resolution of Mr. Kunkle, introduced some weeks
since, declaring the right of nations to self-govern
ment, and' asserting that the people of this cont.try
will not see with indifference any intervention on
ih• part of Roma, in the future struggle between
Hungary and Austria.
Mr. Kunkle advocated the resolutions in a speech
of wonderful length, and the question was still pend
ing at the adjournment
Hovss.—Some forty petitions were presented
from various sections of the State for a change in
the License Laws t and the enactment of what is
known as the Marne Liquor-Law.
Mr. Flanigan, from the Select Committee, to
whom the memorials on that subject had been m
imed, made report upon the proposition to erect
Monuments to the Old Thirteen States in lndepen
dende Square, and nominating William Bigler, of
Clearfield ? and A. S. Waterman, of Philadelphia,
as Commissioners on the Fart of Pen.
The following bills were introduced:
A bill for the relief of John S. Phillips ' of Phila
delphia ; to incorporate the Farmers' and Traders'
Bank of the Northern Liberties ;to extend the wharf
lines in the district of Southwark ; a supplement to
the act incorporating the Odd Fellows' Hall, in West
Philadelphia, to incorporate the Warren County
The supplement to the act erecting the" town of
Harrisburg into a borough, wastaken op and passed.
The supplement to the act incorporating the Sun
bury and Erie Railroad Company, was taken up
and debated until the adjournment.
The Legislature of Maine, Kentucky, Indiana,
New Yotk, Ohio and Pennsylvania have pared
resolutions favorable to Konnth's non.iuterrention
doctrine. Also, in Senate of U. S., petitions for the
passage of a national protest against the Russian in
terference with the political affairs of Hungary, have
been entertained and referred to a committee.—
This shadows forth the noble position Ibis Govern.
ment will soon take in reference to the momentous
struggle, soon to be renewed between the Republi
cans and Despots of the European continent.' '
thi Ids *ray lie the'lteit
- Befew witkpublishl prononciamerdrofMt. H. L.-
lies of Mulford county. He emhirateillo
Tessa a fur yeair ago, without al*: exitaamotMt
of clpiial, eorejA:bis Ten inilostru.and : pirsevar.-
ancwanditinow , frots out the tollassingMbertitm
rneritin dhlf: Cor Christi pipersK
San ia—To emigrants ind.Ciipitages
—large Sale of valuable Lands, Cattle, Horses' and
Sneep, will commence selling on the Ist
4dayrisetrand vontimwtomieltilatit the ,
entire catalogue is disposed of, to the highest bid.
per, without reserve, the following.
silting.of farms, town lota, houses, horses, cattle,-
merchandise. etc., etc. •
200,900 acres .91 luta, ,in,sections, bal4 sectieteh r
getters, iiiittions;iind eighly:ecte ;leak, fronting on
Corpus Christi Bay and Nueees River. to be sold to
snit purchasers.- - 1500 UM latritt Corpus; Chris•
ti, improved and bnimproved ; 400 town lots in
Noces Town • 12,000 head of horned cattle; 1500
head of s to c k horsee, mares, mo. ; 400 muls, all
American and Mexican; 150 horses and carts; 2,.
000 head of sheep; 150 jacks and jennies, at the
very best selection ; 25 or 50 full brooded Amer.
can stallions and mares : a large quantity of wagon
and plow harness, plows, and farming- utensils of
every description • furniture of varlotes kinds; a
large lot of dry goOds, of various kind.
Terms 101 r lauds....-011041pattef of the purchase
money cash ; the balance in one, two and three
For Stock, cash ; except to actual settler's, to
stock their lands, where credit wilt be given. For
all other property, the terms will be cash.
During the week of the sale, a Fair will be held
in Corpus Christi, and it is expected that the laic
e.st stock of improved cattle, horses, etc., ever gath.
ered within the bouridaries of Texas, will be as.
sembled. Amusements of every description will
add to the festivities of the occasion; and some of
the best blooded horses in the Union will be on the
tort Particulars of the races, bull fights. and other
amusements will appeac at length in a future ad.
Rio Bravo, Brownsville, publish till day of sale,
in English and Spanish, and send bill to the adver
tiser. • H. 4 Kixaar.
corpus Christi, Oct. 7, 1851."
BURNING Or Tilt ROYAL MAIL STEAMER #MARON
AND Loss on 110 Ltves.—Our London papers con
tain full puticulars of the total , loss by lire of the
Royal West •India Mail Company's steamer Ama
zon, with all on board, except thirty-seven of the
ere* and nine passengers, out of a total of 1.55 per
sons on board. Besides a portion of the ship's com
pany, probably not less than 75 passengers perish
ed r This is one of the most deplorable calami
ties that bas ever happened in the history of Ocean,
steam navigation. The foundering of the President,
with all on board, in the year 1840, is the only case
that we recollect, equally distressing, and even then
the number of passengers was not so large. The
Amazon was a fine new steamer recently put on
the line, and was a sister ship to the Demarra,
which met with an accident at Bristol before she
had received her engines. The following brief no
tice (Atha event is from our London papers : The
Amazon, under the command of captain Simons,
sailed from Southampton, with mails and passen
gers, on the 2d inst., and when two days out; and
about 110 miles Southwest of Scilly Islands, was
discovered to be on fire. The flames burst out at
an early boor on the morning of the 4th inst., sad
in 20 minutes after, so rapidly did the flames vivid,
the ship was completely g,aued. She subsequently
burned to the water's edge, when her boilers ex•
ploded, and the hull immediately sunk. By this
terrible disaster 41 passengers and 69 of the offi
cers and crew of the steamer are known to have
perished. Capt. Simons his tour chief officers, the
surgeon, and Eliot Warburton, the celebrated au
thor of rho " Crescent and the Cross," were among
the sufferers. Many of the passengers, from the
appalling rapidity with which the flames spread,
were either burnt or suffocated in their berths. As
soon as every effort to subdue the flames had failed
the boats were attempted to be launched, but ow
ing to the consternation which prevailed on all sides
a desperate and despairing rush was made for them,
and before they co.ild be got well into the water,
two were swamped alongside of the steamer, and
every soul in them was lost. Two other boats wore
successlully launched, and thus nine passengers
and thirty-seven seamen succeeded in escaping
from the burning wreck. They were shortly after
picked op—one party by an English and the other
by a Dutch vessel, and were safely landed respect
ively at Plymouth arid Brest. The fire is suppos
ed to have originated from a spontaneous combus
Ezta►oattas►iT N►rua►t. Put mosteacus —lntel
ligence has been received at 'Lloyd's under date
Melia; Dec. 8, of a most awful' occurrence at the
island of Sicily, which had been swept by two en
ormous waterspouts, accompanied by a terribo
hurricane. Those who witnessed the phenomenon
described the waterspouts as two immense spheri
cal bodies of water reaching from the clouds, their
cones nearly touching the earth, and, as far as could
be judged, at a quarter of a mile apart, travelling
with immense velocity. They passed over the is•
land near Marsala. In their progress houses were
unroofed, men and women, horses, cattle and sheep,
were raised up,' drawn into their vonoz, and borne
on to destruction. During their passage rain des
ceeded in cataracts, accompanied with hailstones
of enormous size and masses of ice. Going over
Custellamare, near Stabia, it destroyed half the
town, and . washed two hundred of the inhabitants
into the sea, who all perished. Upwards of five
hundral persons have been destroyed by this terri
ble visitation, and an immense amount of properly,
—the country being laid waste for miles. The ship
ping in the harbor suffered severely, many vessels
being destroyed and their crews drowned. After
the occurrence, numbers of dead human bodies
were picked up, all frightfully mutilated and swol
Awroz DZITH or Two RODDL is.—On the night
of the 17th tnat, , three ruffians entered the house
of Mr. Abner Davis, of Worthington township,
ach'and cc u ity, Ohio, and demanded his mon
ey, one of the men at the same time presenting a
pistol at the head of Mr. Davis, and the others pre.
pared with bludgeons and knives in case of resist
ance. Mr. D., finding resistance useless, unlocked
his chest and gave them his money (30) ; alter
which they left, and being followed some time af
ter by Mr. Davis and others, two of them were
found frozen to death, about a mile from where they
committed the robbery, aid the other some distance
beyond, apparently returning to his lifeless compan.
ions, almost insensible—the night being stormy
and a good deal of snow having fallen. His name
is William Messner. He was immediately arrest
ed. IThs names of the others were Jones and
Cooper,'the former an old offender, from New York,
with both ears cropped. All the money was found
on the person of Jones. It appears they were in
toxicated, and sat down on a log on the road, where
they became insensible from cold, and finally froze
SHOCKING TAIGEDT.—On the loth ult. a man
named Bement Stott, residing in Asbecounty, S. C.
near the Virginia line who - had been confined in
. 1101, as a lunatic, and only discharged a few days
before, rose from his bed about midnight, armed
himself with scatting knife, and fell upon his fath
er and mother, with whom he lived and instantly
killed them both, horribly mangling theirbodies. He
then Matted off to the house of his brother, inform
ed him what her had don; and coolly proposed to
send for a coroner. He was subsequently . arrest
'Hon Hsastart DCNNY, one of the wealthiest and
most influential citizens of Pittsburg, died oh Thurs.
day morning, 'after a lingering illness. Mr. Den•
ny was formerly in Congress, and has held man 3
other offices of trust in Pittsburg. He had recently
resigned, on account of his declining health, the
Presidency of the Piusborg and Steubenville Rail
road Company. His wife was a Miss Mises, and
he thus acquired an interest in the great Q'llara es
tate—one of the largest hi the West.
• Later front sae
We have befurenslialvestori purls to dle 191
beildrikpapers Irani thii interior of Teas.
pith branches of theLegitilaturetunited;in doing
honor. i to the remains of Gen.,l3urleston. Huy M.
Hiyan.v . m ai ou to •ed a snlogittin over - therti
. Bi to p vide forger payment of publie
pa he senate-4.a retard 21 .164. The
Hill by a scuircsion of the rules, was read in the
House a second time, and referred to the Commit.
tee-Am the , po . blierobstitiwitk instnictions to MOW
150 copies printed. •
provides.for tbe payment of the home or do-
mestic debt, and for some other claims which do
not properly come under• the description. It ep.
proppriteeivro i ripmtoTa of, 016 1. Amours Tessui
jtotr lostiurrutolf 6; for these :purposes, and also
provides for the ultimate payment of the entire debt
as fast as the necessary releases shalt be filed, and
the indemnity bill so altered or amended as to per.
mit the U. S. Treaiury to repay to Texas such
amounts as she shall pay to those who tare been
a lien on the U. S.
Charles F. King has been elected Mayor of Sao
Antonio, and Dr. Moore has been chosen Mayor of
lie Houston Telegraph says that dispatches have
beenitent from the officer commanding Forqßrown
for more troops to enable him to prevent parties
of volunteers from invading Mexico. Ike SUI)
fonlo Ledger says that troops from Forte Inge and
Duncan have been ordered to Fort Brown. In the
meantime parties of volunteers are daily collecting
along the Rio Orandeond are, apparently, waiting
for some pew expedition to be set on foot. A large
party of Americans recently penetrated to the vi
cinity of Monclovia. and reamed without molests.
lion. Their object. it is said, *as to capture runa
way negroes ; but it is supposed that they intended
to join Caravajal, if he hill been euccesstulin his
snack on Cerralvo.
The Camanches, taking advantage of
. the dis.
;tubed state of the_Mexican frontier, have made a
foray upon several of the'small settlements above
Latedo, and carried away a considerable number of
horses. Between the Indians and the tending for.
ces of Caravajal, and the troops of the Central Gov_
eminent, the poor people of Tamaulipas and Coa
huila are in a deplorable condition. • They dare not
side with either party, and are wholly unable to
protect themselves against the invasion of the sava
A DILL TO PREVENT FREE NEEROES. OR MOUT•
TOES FROM COMING INTO PENNSYLVANIA, which has
been introduced into the State, Legislature by Mr.
Blair, is as follows:
An act to prohibit the immigration of negroes
and mulattoes into this Commonwealth.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &o. That from and
after the passage of this act it shall be lawful for
any negroe or mulatto to come into or settle in tins
Commonwealth ; and any negroe or negroes, mu
latto or mulattoes, so coming, immigrating or mo
ving into this State for the purpose of settling there
in shall be liable to an imprisonment of not less
than two or more than nine months upon convict •
Section 2. That any person or persons employ.
ing or otherwiqe encouraging any such negro or
mulatto to immi , nme into, settle or remain within
tid e s Commonwealth bounds of Commonwealth shall be liable
to a fine of not less than fifty or more than one
hundred dollars, to be recovered as other fines of
like amount are recoverable. •
Section 3 That such fine or fines so recover.
ed shall be paid into the treasury of the proper
county until demanded by the overseers of the poor
of the township in which the offence or offences
enumerated in the foregoing sections of this act
shall hare been committed, who shall apply it to
the use and comfort oi the poor in their charge.
Section 4. It shall be the duty of the overseers
of the poor in the different townships, wards or
liboronghs of this Commonwealth to make inlorma.
Ilion and prosecute to conviction all persons viola
ting the second and third sections of this act ; and
any overseer of the poor who shall knowingly neg.
lee' or refuse so to make information as aloresatd
shall be liable to the fine imposed by the second
section of the act.
FaTaAnaDINART CASE OP MIRAGE.—A Telegraph.
ic despatch appeared in The Tribune of Wednes,
day last, stating, that at three o'clock of the after
noon previous a large steamship, with side.wheels
and three masts, :apparentty onl one of the Col
line Line, was plainly in sight of Newport Beach,
standing westward, and that without doubt, it was
the Arctic, then due at New York. It seems, how
ever, that at that time the Arctic, (the steamer seen
as there was no other in the vicinity,) was above
60 miles from the beach. In explanation of this,
Capt.,Luse, Commander of the Arctic, has furnish
ed the annexed statement :
" STKAMAHIP Mimic, Jan. 20, 1852.—Tuesday,
3 P. M., Beaver Tad Light off Newport Harbor
bore true N. N. W. W., distant 62 miles, MOAN
time, a vapor like that arising trona hot water was
floating over the 'sea, Irom one to four feet above
its surface. Several of my passengers, observing
and wondering at this appearance asked me the
eanse. That night, the lights all showed as two
one above the other ; the lower, or what seemed
the reflected light, appearing several minutes before
the upper or real light.
The phenomena seen on the beach and on board
the Aretio form a most remarkable mirage. We
do not recollect another instance in which this pe.
collar sort of atmospheric reflection was so striking.
AN OLD Melt Gose.—Diel, in Milford, Pike
county, Pa., on the 14th inst., James Barton, aged
about ninety years. He was born in the year
1762, in the State of Nem Jersey. At the time of
the revolution he held a Lieutenant's commission
under the British Government, being then in the
16th year of his age. He never renounced his al
legiance to England, and died a subject and ren
sinner oldie Queen. For the last fifty years he has
resided in this place, and to him are the people
mainly indebted for the principal improvement of
Pike county, and more paqicolarly of the village of
Milford. He was always foremost in evetypublie
enterprise.—Being a great reader he acquired a
fund of general information surpassed by none.
He was perfectly familiar with the affairs of our
government, and was warmly attached to our in
stitutions. Hie talents were of the highest order,
and but for his alienation from our country, be
would undoubtedly have filled high places of trust
and confidence. He died universally respected.—
Cor. 4'401. Y. Tribune.
EXPLOSION OF a sheet-iron drum or
"dumb-stove," used in a chainber of the sash and
blind factory of Mr Phelps, in Salem, Mass, as '-
receiver of surplus heat ficm a stove, blew up last
week, with a load report, and Wu completely de
molished. The stove was fed with anthracite coal,
bat chips had been thrown 'upon the top of the coal,
and it is probable that the flame passed up into the
drum, and set fire to gas which had collected there.
It is not an uncommon thing for people to close
the dampers of their stoves, when the coals are all
red hot, in order to get all theof the beat.—
it is a bad and unhealthy custo m , or the gas emitted
into the room is poisonous. The above drum in all
likelihood contained carbonic acid gas slightly con
densed by cold, which suddenly expanded by the
rapid igruttcm of the chips, and burst the frail drum
APPOINTDIDNTS DT VIC CANAL
.1. B• Baker, Superintendent of motive power and
Supervisor Columbia railroad
J. R West, Superintendent of motive power and
Supervisor Portage taitroad.
G. W. Clown, Delaware Diiision
J. S. Miller, Lower Juniata.
J. A. Cunningham, Upper Juniata.
J. Peters, Upper Western.
H. D Rodearmel, Susquehanna.
G W. Search. North Branch.
3. H. Kelton, no the Weal Wench, tmd .1/. &Unapt
on the Eastern Divieion, had been pleviouhly ep•
.IFir3o 111 11112011U153021.
Totepkin'n tie* Mock, on !becalm? of Court and'
Water :tree* the first story. containing Wilton • 4
Miller's Dry Store and E .. B. Colwell's Drug
and Croce t ore; the second, Dirkinstei StTrimp.
kinslLew. , S. A. Strutevant's writing room
and Dr. P 'Bi Brook's Physician's Office, sad th e
third, oTcnxiithinst Hsll,". was dissevered to be op
fire about one o'clock Tuesday morning, and be.
fore it could be'extinguithed, newly the whole
interior. of theitort and second - stories was - drittroyed :
and the third story much injured. Colwell's stock
was entirely' crammed ; insurance 84,400—51200
in the Hewett, 111200 in the Amsterdam and 52000
in the Rochester Company. The whole amount
of his loss we have not heard stated. Wilson &
Miller steed vet) , Tittle: They are insured $3,000
—42000 in the Hartford Protection and 81000 in
the Northwestern, Oswego. Their foss over him.
wince must be $2OOO or 63000. The loss of Dick
inson it Tompkins in books and papers is Very con=
siderable, but difficult to estimate in dollars and
cents. Their libraries and many of their papers we
nearly destroyed; their pipers i
however s pending
snits and their registers, were most fonunately sav
ed. Mr. Tompkins had a small insurance,B3so
on his books, in the /Etna Co., Hartford t. Mr.
Sturtevant lost considerable property in his writing
rooms, confirming of furniture. family portraits, spe
cimens of writing, &c. Dr. Brooks loss his Medi
cal Library, Anatomical preparations, &o. No in.
*prance. The building which was the property of
E. Tompkins, EN., was insured 83,400 in the /Et
na Co. Hartford and the Protection, Hartford,Sl,7oo
each, which will probably more than cover the loss,
the walls and roof being left without much injury.
This is the most severe fire our village has sus.
tainted in some years. There was very little alarm
given, and in consequence, a deficiency of help.
The whole force of the Fire Departments, even, it
seems to us was nofout ; but , those whose members
were there can ,point to their work -with just
pride and claim as they should receive the thanks
and gratitude of our citizens. The Firemen of
Binghamton can fearless chalange comparisons with
any other •'
and what is le ft of Tompkins ' block is
another standing monument of the promptness,
skill, courage and perseverance with which they
execute their arduous and important duties. Would
it not be well tor our village authorities to provide
for giving a suitable alarm in case of fires, to be
kept apes long as the necessity for exertion should
On Wednesday morning.about 3 o'clock, the
frame dwelling of Mr. Tatman, on Henry Street,
was burned down. We understand there was an
insurance of 8400 --Binghamton Democrat.
The Mornasn Delegate to Congress.
Quite a scene occurred in the Housriof Represen
tatives, lately, in consequence of Mr. Briggs, a
Member of Congress from New York, calling up a
resolution in relation to the election of Mr. Bern -
heisel. From all accounts, it would seem that Mr.
Bemheisel the Congressional Delegate from
Utah Territory, is something of a gentleman, not
withstanding that the entire body of his constituents
have proved to be great scamps. The resolution
instructs the,Commi:tee on Elections to inquire into
the legality of Mr. Bern hetael's election; and Mr.
Briggs stated, by way of explanation, that be was
assured, on what he considered good authority, that
Mr. Bemheisel had tendered to Governor Brigham
Young $3OOO to secure his election as delegate.—
The delegate from Utah Met the charge charge
promptly. He said :
rr For the information of the House, I will
merely say, I received the news of my nomination
on my return home last a,cimmer. I was elected
without a campentor s , and. received every vote
cast in the territory, and my election did not cost
me a dollar, as has been erroneously reported here.
The certificate of my election, giving the number
of votes, and Big* by the governor and counter
signed by the secretary of the territory, and having
affixed to it the broad seal of the territory, of Utah,
I ask leave to send the clerk, to be read for the in
formation of the House. .I feel no inclination to op.
pose a resolution of enquiry, offered without any
evidence to suptein it, but cheerfully submit it to
the discretion of the House."
The certificate of election was then read, and it
sustained the statement of the delegate. Satin.
qtrently, a derultory and disorde.ly discussion in
relation to polygamy among the M rmons took
place, in which a good deal of exemplary moral
sentiment was evolved. Finally, Mr. Brim's with
drew his resoiution, but with the understanding, we
believe, it should be presented at some futuretime.
It is understood that the allegations of Mr. Briggs
rest on the authority of the returned officers; who
abandoned Utah because Brigham Young and his
partisans monopolised all the petticoats in the ter
ritory, and wanted to be in his own person an Em.
peror or a Caliph, and make these Judges judge
according to his imperial will.
THI BITSTERIOUS DEATEI Of /cozen C. Mats*
seems fated to become a subject of agitation. We
clip the following accounts of some new develop
ments, from the Westchester Republican and Ex
aminer : •
We learn from a private letter, that on Sunday
week Drs. Dickey, Hutchinson, and Thompson
had the body re.disinterred, and sob nitted it to a
thorough examination. They opened the stomach,
lungs, head, neck, &o. There was but a table.
spoonfid of mucus and serum in the stomach; the in
testines and bladder were empty and highly inflam
ed, giving evidence of excessive vomiting and
Mr. Miller eat a hearty supper the night he was
missing, and as he labored under considerable ex
citement, his tood could not have been digested.—
We also learn from another, that the contents of
the bowels, When tested by the examining physici
ans, were found to contain considerable quantities
of arienic. •
There was no blood collected about the head, •
there would have been ht d he been hung while !ic
ing; the windpipe was not dosed, nor the cartilages
out of place. The blood vessels of the neck did
not exhibit signs of having been compressed, nor
did the brain bear indications of deith from stran
The same correspondent informs us that it was
the unanimous opinion of the physicians that Mil
ler did not hang himself, unless he done it after he
was dead. The bruises on the wrists contained
blood, givingunmistakable evidence of having been
• POST Once . ROSSCST.-••We learn from the Ex
press of yesterday morning, that on Sunday the let
ter bog of the State Bank. at the Post Office was
broken open and the letters stolen from it , and that
SO Monday a young men named John Heaney
presented a cheek at the State Bank, which aroused
the suspicions of the Teller, and the boy being
questioned, said that he received it from a man
in the street, with directions to take it to the bank
for payment. The boy was requested to bring the
man to the Think. He left for the purpose, and re.
turned with a letter portioning to have been written
by the man, stating that he was at the Delevan
House, but was too unwell to leave. Officers were
then sent with Heaney to find the tnan, but idler a
long search he could not be found. Suspicion then
strongly pointed to Heaney as the principal often•
der. Upon comparing his hand writing with that
upon the back of the check, a striking similitude
was apparent. Heaney, upon his arrest, gave a
confused account of the transaction. He one com
mitted far further examination by Justice Cole.-
OPIMATIIONS Or TUE MAUI LIQUOR. LAW. --A dis
patch dated +Portland, Jan. 14, isays: "About 40
cubs of liquor were- seized on board the steamer
St. Lawrence, Ibis morning. Arrangements have
been made by the Mayor to search every steam
boat and railroad train arriving born Boston, for
Kr The p?ople of Arkansas are awakening to
the importance of building plank and railroads.
Meetings have been held in different parts of the
Suite, and thereis a prospect of considerable enter
prise being manifested on the subject.
&WM /AD CAM Lora.—lrbi,
that has just been published id rt
istuch4alked of diftulty between
Captain Long, onboard of the Bflarissi
in the 14, of Marseilles, places try
Consul Mdge in noeuviable tight bek
icon pubfie. flodp @anus to be of the t
school, and is deserving of the saute fats,
Longinus sunk greatly in public estimai
first thought the flag at our enmity
begins, Kossuth Rai his kittetotappl
throitgh - toi Psi WM the Neil
to be published in • Marecilleepaper,
ond,thought it compromised biscause e L
went upon the deck of the Mississippi, ,
an acknowledgenient to the enthrunstic
the people, who surrounded the steamer
without saying to, them a single word.
It is most extraordinary that gatlemt
ingthericotintry abroad should have so ,
in common with rthe sentiments of out
home, as seemed lo be manifested by
- Gov. Kossuth seems ' 0, ibis ocessim,
others, u to have shown himself as far t
dinary men in politeness end good Ixtedir k
is superior to them in therm/ of intellect
Textual's Caustrrr is New Yon= —h
our melancholy duty to • record another
calamity involving the lives of six
were almost instantly killed, and oiL
injured in such a dreadfuml inner that they,
possibly survive, which occurred Touch,
mg at 74 o'clock, at the Emigrant Boarding
No. 140 Chestnut-at, under the ears of one
O'Callahan. s •
The facts of 0143 case are as follows
evening about o'clock an alarm of ,
sounded, and reported ty an old woman in
story, which at that, time, contained nearly
dred persons, most of whom had retired l c ,
night. As soon as the alarm spread limo
building the whole multitude ruiheil for the
When they, wild with fright crowded each 4
over the banisters, and were precipitated le •
bottom in great numbers. Six were swab
ed, and many others badly wounded.
A Funnies Str►e,owned by Morris
in-Bourbon County, Ky., was caught in Cif ,
nen Friday, Jan. 53d, and taken back. ge ~
his escape nearly two years ago and had or
heard of or seen until' Wednesday last sh e ,
Williams having busineu in the city, champ
see him on the opposite side of Main
company with other colored men. He
him and saw bim where he stopped. G o
to Coving,ton he gave die information and
lion to a few persons who came over
for him. They were unable*, find tem ta g
23; !seeing him at the landing, they Ira ti noo ,,
wanted to / employ him to a 'gist in saving a l I
near the foot of Walnut street. lie conseatei
went with them. upon arriving there they
him, led him across on the ice. and talely defa t
ed him into the bands of Mr. Williams, is on
THE PROMILIIII7II A17A111.--Admes hare ,
received at Washington from London tothe ldi
Mr. LAWRENCE bad been furnished by LORI Gil
vtu.c., with a reply to the letter addressed by
Minister to Lord Patxr.arros, in regard r
Promeihns affair, in which he [Lord
him that, so far as a judgment conld be Windy
on the statements then before him. the r
disapproved, but he preferred to wait until
fame were authentically in his porsession,
giving an unqualified answer. Mr. LAWI
plied to this, urging, a more definite rwpoi
in return obtained from Lord Gsairvit.t.r.'
assurance that if the report 01 the Britoil
who had been [directed to investigate t'
corresponded With the statement made'L,
plainants, the act would be full and prowl
PICSNA. AGAICULTETOL SOCCITY —The
vania State Agricultural Society met at R;
on the 20th ult., and was in session two
memorial to Congress for the establish:nevi
Agriculturakßureau, in accordance with this
meadation of the President in his last annuli
sage, wds adopted ; also, a recommendation
National Convention of agriculturests. I
were elected as follows:—President, Fred.
Cor. Secretary, Alfred L. Elwyn ; Rear
tary; Robert C. Walker; Treasurer, C
Chemist, Chas. R. Trego. A ressolution
ed recommending to the Executive Cent
make arrangements for holding the next
in the viestent part of the State, if they des
Tee—The value of the tea imported inuicitir,
States last yetti.was lour and quartet dit
of dollars--about twenty-one cents to ambit
ihint. Daring the same period we consenter'
and a ball millions dollars worth of coffee.%
fifty-four cents to each inhabitant. We n
inability to furnish the value of soar used
ten the tea and coflee, and the amount
invested in the spoons with which it
Kr The quickest passage ever mails .
San Francisco and New York, was by the
gets who came in the Cherokee on FraWyly,
The time occupied was 26 days and II bral
The run of the Steamer '+ Golden Gate" from k,
Francisco to Panama, was made in the
short time of 6 days; the distance Win;
miles, or an average of 292 miles a day, s
for every hour through the whole distrst!
OHIO AGRICULTIMIL ST/TISTIC4 —An officif
port, et hioh appears in the Ohio papers, steel
in the year 1851 there 'were in that State 31
horses, 1,116,145 cattle, 3,619,674, sheep,
648 hop. In the year 1850 the statistics
follows :—Horses, 513,652; cattle, 1,103,8 i
3,812,207; hip, 1,672,178.
FaxonTrot. Same ox rum Icc.—On
morning, at New• York, the East River,
blocked up with the ice that the boats did IX
and the people crossed owe; from both ales at, .
An immense throng passed over in !his rt ..
safety. Bat about 11 o'clock, when the 40,1
came in; the ica broke loose, leaving.
Qui:mons rota Pthaossmaiis—As Mir k
is declared to be the smartest and wisest chli .
seen, it is desired to have some in fomistios
what is the origin of the stupid folks we la
t l i i iltins of having lost his =WA
Again, as every man you meet with on gni,
wonder ho finds therm
In Burlington, on the 28th of Januory,of
lever, 'Axis S. 14'KeAs, in the 3&t yee
[The deceased attended the funeraf of hi
Romans., (whose death was announced last
perfect health,but was soon seised by
which in one short week hurried, him to
He died in the neighborhood where he er'
and amidst the friends and acquaintance , .
whom he had pima into manhoOd, eel
teem and confidence be enjoyed the higL
His demise in the vigor of manhood is
lamented—and his acquaintances mourn
one who was an honest and upright man,e
accommodating neighbor, and a pions
ble member of society.
The. Methodist Episcopal Church, to
beklntediaose a valuable and consistent
and bia wife and only child s protector and
whose sudden daub they mart' in Pol