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O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Towanda, Saturday, June 26, 1852
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GEN. FRANKLIN PIERCE,
POR TICE TIIIISIDENT, '
WILLIAM R. KING,
TOW te(11. CO74MISSIONV.II.
Will. SEABIGHT, of tayttio Comity.
illnexatnplrd Urventmlt y.
- The hearty enthusiasm with which the nentina.
lions of Preach and Klan are every where gteeted
by the Democracy of ;he nattier), says the Keystone
is a sure harbinger at their success at the election.
We hear a unanimous, vig..rous, overwhelming
shout of approbation from one extreme of the Union
to the other. Even the unfortunate differences
which have so long and so bitterly distracted the
Democracy of New York, have 'been heeled by the
fortunate nominations of the Bal'irnore convention,
and General PIRRCE as certainly carry New
York as New llampshire or Illinois, or as our own
mighty " OLD Berms." Not a word :d disapproba
tion or cold indifference has mar ilested itself in any
quarter. The Democracy are every where aroused,
really and anxious for the contest, and conti.i.ent of
a biiffiant victory.
CM PIERCE NOTIFIED Nomirwriotis —A
committee consisting of Hon. John S Barbon7, of
Virginia, lion. Jacob Thomson, M. C. from Miss,
lion. Alpheus Fetch, Senator horn Nlichican, Hon.
Pierre Soul,'Senator from Lousiana ; and Hon. Eras
Los Corning of New York, appointed to notify- Gen.
Pierce of his nomination, arrived at Concord on
Thtusslay, and proceeded to his residence, where a
letter, informing him of his nomina , ion was hand
ed to him. Gen P. will reply in writing In the
arernoon the committee dined with General Pierce.
Mr. Soule subsequently made a brief speech from
the balcony, promising a hearty support ib Grn. P.
The Messrs. Barbour, Thomson
calved out, and responded. The gendemen of the
committee and their friends then, by inviiatiort of
Geo. Pierce, took the cars for a trip to tWir.nipiseo
gee, accompanied by a large number of ci!izens.
Tun SusQuERANNA RAILROAD COMPANY -organiz
ed on the I Ith at Harrisburg, by the election of the
President, Vm. F. Packer ; Direc•ors, Messrs. Si
mon Cameron, George F Miller, Eli Slifer, Joseph
Casey, J. IL Priestly, J. B Packer, E. Dougherty,
of Pennsylvania, and Messrs Tiffany, Murdoch,
1(011, Fisher .and Gillmore of Baltimore. Mr.
CaMeren icras elec'ed Treasurer, and Mr. A.
R. Warlord, Engineer. The charter requires a ma
jority of the Board to vesidein Pennsylvania.
TH Pt JAPAN Expooirrox-....lrears are expreFse.i
that the expedition to Japan will have to be aband•
Oiled tor the want .ef seamen. The IL S. warner
Mississippi, now lying at New York Is still in want
of 50 men and as the wages (ieted are only Sl2
per month, or'S.6 less than is paid in the merchant
service it is not likely she will be able to obtain
Silt Joni; Fitstrrata.—rt letter from !long Kong
says that neatly all of thirty five whalers from the
Archie fess that have touched ay:that port the res.
eat seasoni believe that Sir John Frankl in is safe.
They think he has penetrated through the ice barri
er tato Inner - water, where he wail not be reached
untl a mild season arrives, which they say the pres
eat season will be:
Tut G ARDINEk Cine.--Jedge Crawford, ot the
city of Washington ; had overruled the demurrer to
the indictment of George A. Gardiner, and his
as i I therefore take place at the next term of the
GENERAL PIERCE ►ND VIE CstrioLim—There is
a clause in the New Hampshire constitution, impo
sing certain civil disabilities upon Roman Catholics.
Waal they ate we never heard. The Whigs hare
started a calumnious report that General Pierce is
directly, or indirecdy, responsible for that feature
of the constitution.
The Washington Republic has the magnanimity
fe pronounce the story untrue and unjust. The
P elphia Argus gives the facts, and it purports
to have heard them from a prataillant gentleman
of New It impshire.
" The constinvion of &ew Hampshire, containing
the odious clause, was adopted many years ago :
this is not the only chime than is believed to be un
popitlar anti aliactumable, and with a view of re.
f inning thecoustitution, a Convention was held a
few years sine.; alter which, our candidate, Frank
' litt Pierce, presided, and that Convention adopted
a new constitution, °Mining the odious feature re
Laing to the exclusion of Catholics from (dike, by
the decisive vote, if we rigidly recollect it, of 200
to 7. This constitution was submitted to a vote Id
the pl.toi:de, and rejected—twcrditirtis of the popular
vote bettiglequireil for its adoption, while offering
it as a whole made the opponents at any one Sec=
bon active anti anxious to defeat it. This we have
bee . ' told, and believe, is the trite state of tads ;
and, indeed, every act of General t'ierce's life is in
contlict with such an attack on the ri;lits of con
science; but elevated, as he xertainly will bur, to
the P.esidency, he may acquire that additional
flaineu which will occasion this clause to Lo
Proa3ply oD:iterated from Nciv \ Hampshire's Con.
at itution. '
(tr The Rochester Ampere announce the arrival
in that vicinity of a tribe of Gipsies. they media.
totgoi4ttatt by the wild ireedool which characterizes
the race.—yid their horse*, dog and loxes lie down
tnether, unchained and .uucurbed, in imitation of
the nun:strained heedom of their :natters,
Wldg National Convention.
"Tie body met m Baltimore, an Wednesday, leslh
eukwasywesided over by Gen. Jona 0: Cuie=
ipu of Maryland.
'two whole days were occupied in 'disposing of
contested seats, which were all decided against the
Smrr men, appointing committees, &c , until the
evening of the th rd day ) when the following plat
form, previously prepared. in a caucus of Webster's
friends, was adopted by a vote of 227 yeas, to 66
nays, the Pennsylvania delegation voting yeas 21
The Whigs of the United States, in Convention
assembled, adhering, to the great conservative prin
ciples by which they are controlled and governed,
and mia? as ever relying upon the intelligence of
the Ameticall . people, with ai abiding,coofidence
in their-capacity for self government and their de
votion to the constitution and the Union, do pin.
claim the to:lowing, as the political sentiments and
determination fur the estsblishment and mainten
ance of which their national organization as a party
was effected :
: 7he Government of the United States is of a
limtled character and-it is confined to the exercise
of power:, expressly granted by the Chstilution,
and such as may be necessary and power for car
rying the granted powers into full. execution and
that all powers not granted or necessarily implied
are expressly reserved to the States rispectively
and to the people.
2 : The State Government should he held secure
to their reserved rights and the General Govern.
ment sustained on its constitutional powers, and
that the Union should be revered and watched over
as the palladium of our liberties.
3 That nlide struggling freedom everywhere en
lists the warmest sympathy of the Whig party we
still adhere to the docttines of the Fatlicr t f his
Country, as announced in his farewell address of
keeping nurse v,s free from all entangling aliances
with foreign countries, and of never quitting our
own to stand upon d'oreign ground, that out mission
as a 'republic is not to propagate our opi.auns, or
impose on other countries our form of Government
by artifice or force; but to teach, by example and
how by our success, moderation and justice, the
b!essing.s of self-government and the advantages
of tree institutions,
4 : Tb it as the people mate and cent' of the Gov
-eminent they sht.old obey its conititution laws. wed
treaties as they would retain their self-respect, and
the respect which they claim and will enforce from
5: Revenue sufficient for the expenses of an eco
nomical administration of the Government in time
of peace, ought to be derived from a duty on imports
?nil not from direct taxation ; and in laying such
duties, sound policy requires a just discrimination,
whereby suitable encouragement may be afforded
to Amer:can intjustry, elua.ly to all classes and to
all parts Al the Country.
6 : cons;imtion vests in Congress the power to
open and repair harbors and remove obstructions
from navigable rivers, whenever such improvement
are necessary for the common defense, and for the
protection and facility of commerce with foreign
nations, or among the States—said improvements
being, in every instance, national and general in
7 : The Federal and State Governments are parts
of or.e system, alike necessary for the common
prosperity, peace and security, and ought to be re
garded alike with a cordial habitual and inarnoce,
attachment. Respect with the authority of each
and acquiescence in the just constitutional measure
of each; are de ties required by the plainest consid
erations of n.ttional state and individual welfare.
8 : That the series of acts of the Thirty•first Con..
gres• - -tl - .e Act known as the Fugitive Slave law, in
cluded—are received and acquiesced in by the whig
'piny of the United States, as a settlement with
principle and substance, of the dangerous and ex•
citing question whichthey embrace; and so far as
they-are concerned, we will maintain them and in
sist upon their s.riet enforcement until time and
experience shall demonstrate the necessity of furth•
er legislation, to guard against the evasion of the
law on the one hand, and the abuse oftheir powers
on the other, not impairing their present efficiency,
and we depreciate all further agitation of the ques
eion thus settled a+ dangerous to our peace ; and
will discountenance all efforts to continue or renew
such agitation whenever, wherever, or however
the attempt may be made; and we will maintain
this system as igsenttal to the natiottality of the
Whig party of the Union.
Immediately upon the adopting of the platform s
the Convention proceeded to ballot for a candidate
for President as follows
lgt ballot. 9d. a 1 4 h Lth. Gth
WiNiiELD Recrr. 131 133 133 134 133 131
tiLLLAMI Vittmont. 133 131 131 130 130 133
DaNIEt WEOSTEI2. 29 29 29 29 30 29
The Conventioi; then adjourned until Morning.
at 11 o'clock, when the i,,Hotirtgr was resumed, and
continued until the 31st ballot, with very hula va
riaticn in the result. The 31st ballot was as 1 - 01-
_Webster 30 , Scott 134
The Con . ventinn adjourned at two o'clock until
five P. M.
SCOTT NOMINATED !
Itlonday morning, upon the fifty-third ballatGen.
Scott v as nominated by the following vote :
Scott 169 Fillmore 112 Webster 21
The proceedings of The Convention state that Mr.
Dayton (ti J.) made an eloquent speech, setting
fer.ll the character anti services of the nominee, giv
ing tin eloquent eulogy on Scorr, and appealing to
the south in behalf of an earnest support. Alaba-
ma and other 'delegates from the South, have stated
that the adoption of the platform removed their in
structions to vote against Scorr.
Mr. JON Tenn., read a letter from Scow, dated
yesterday say Mg
'• Having the honor to be a candulate of the Whig
Convention, 1 will accept the nomination if tender•
ed to me with the platform laid down by the Con •
Lousiatia then pledged herself to the nominee
North Carolina came in unanimously. New York
responded through Mr. 13Ancocir, from Mr. Flu
sroac's District faying that the nomination of Gen.
SCOTT will give more joy to Mr. Fit.r.marte than his
Mr. GRANTLAND, 01 Georgia, announced Georgia
far the nominee.
MR. POLK'S 0/warm OF GEN Prcnce.—Mr How.
and of Term , at a great ratification meeti.ig held in
klutfaln Mated an incideht which he said would
be interesting, to Democrats, the truth of which was
vouched by GPn. Armstrong, of the Washington
Union t and .1 Knox Walker, El.. private Secretary
to President Polk. When Mr. Polk signed the
commission of Gen. Pierce, appointing him to a
commaati in the army in Mexico, he turned to those
gentlemen and said t‘ lam rude commissioning a
man who mill one day be President."
Ma. Pizacc AXIS Tea OFFICE SIZKEII4..-. We no
tice that a number of gentlemen are paving disin
,to Gen. Pierce the Democralle. can
didate f r President ; antl it is signittcant to see
how politely the General evades their patriotic at
tentions. These who expect toinake themselves ac
ceptable to him by these journeys to Boston and
Concord, should remember that their anxieties are
no' less the subject of anoyance to Gen Pierce,
than of amazement to common sense people eve-iy
An English paper states that the Archbishop of
Paris recently bletwed four busts of Louis Napoleon
to be placed at the Icor corners of thet•Central
Oz!r The atrhotities r t Vorttantl, Ttfiifne; Marie
At:4lsllcl thu liqut r pger.cy in that town.
Mom the Wilkaberre Farmer.)
The Junction Canal.
The following letter from the principal Eneinee
of the North, iratO Canal; addressed to `(.l.
Hollenback, ati'd-fVII. Hillard, Emirs; ofAais
rough, ifl rerelfeecti (0 the "Junction Canal,"-should
find we trust *ill, iiicite the atientiod'.Of tifti.Whole
community: '•Withelit the completion of this eigh
teen mile link, Western mittkiemt a scaled licok
to our Anthracite, and the North Bt itch Canal a re
ined and tilsced Thii being the truth, may
as well be realized fitst as last, and much better first
than last, if it will lean to the necessary effort to
avoid so great a calumaty. The public lethargy in
regard to this vitally important subject does not arise
from any want of appreciation. Every man knows
and feels the stake which the community have in
i a completion But the fatal deletion seems to pre
vail that t' Erik Work will be done ally how" with
out Mr. any body tronb! mg, themselves about it. It
is the mo-t common thing in the world to hear ie.-
telti2ern and comparatively able men make this re
mark, as though it was the business of any hotly
else more than their own—as 'honk there was
some unseen power with some. Aladdins lamp ready
to strike into bring this eiefeeen mile improvement.
The sooner the public geta rid of this notion the bet.
ter. Let them reflect y.momenl, and enquire into
the matter, and they will see that ; it is at a dead
lock, which can only he broken oy their putting
their sholders to the wheel artd ptishing at on. tin
der The amended Cunstitution of New York, which
forbids the Le;„rislatere appropriating money to the
constrnction of new improvements, that state, with
out amending her Constitution cannot touch the
wink. Hem is_one sprag in the wheel. The Del.
an are and lindson Canal Company, and the Lack
awana and ‘Vestern Ran Road Company now en
joy; and until this work is made will continue to
enjoy, a monopoly of the coal trade of West New
Volk, and are thereby enabled to sell coal at their
awn priees These, companies exercises suf
ficient influence in the money circles in the cities,
to prevent any interest in those quarters in the stock
of this wa,k. Ofeourse they cannot be expected
to aid in the completion of a work which wouldin
ii" fere with their own prat:s. Here is another sprag.
Deductinr , these, which is !eft? The Wyoming and
upper Susqselianna val!eys, and Elmira and its
nei4libothoorl This is all. Look about you in
whatever direction you will, and if you can see, no
any other quarter, one particle of motive. or interest
in this work, you will oblige us by lettiog us know.
Look about yon'aurl answer it this is-not true. This
brings us down to the c:ern reality, to the Inn it with
in which this movement is to be made, and beyond
which von cannot go the lenoth of a b:nrk leap.
The Legislature of New York, for the purpose 01
,o 1 facti'irini7, as far as in their power, the construct
ion of this work, have granted corperated powers
embracing every desirable provision. Thera hav
ing been no survey or estimate of the cost of the
work at the time of the grantin4 of the charter, the
capital stock of the Company was fixed at five hun
dred thousand dollars, in shares of one hundred dul•
lays each. This was done, not with tne expecta
tion c.f the work costrig so much money, but with_
the object of covering alt possible connm2.encieband
avoid the necessity of any future Legislation Since
the granting of the charter, the wet k,has Leen sur
veyed arid measur d , and the asceitamed cost is
(mind to be three tiths of the sum covered by it,
which would reduce the tine:her of shares down to
three thousand, of one hundred dollen= each. Last
month a meeting 01 the Cumin tf.sioners was held
at Elmira, with the expectation of opening the h('uks
and recessing subscriptions, with a view to the ear
ly commencement et the work. 13131 the backward
state of the subscriptions from this quarter prevent
ed any thing being done, and at the Kig4e lion of
some of our own citizens, the meeting was atipurn
eit to the 17:h of August,
mst, when the books wilt 'te
opened at Elmira.
So eiscouraged were a majorls.
ty of the Commissioners, at the want of interest on
toe p..rt of our citizens in this work in which there
ate so vitally interested, Mat they were disposed
to abandon the enterprise entirely, and adjourn a ith
out day. And unless our citizens come up to the
mark, in a better spire, and manifest more interest
and and solicitude, the meeting of the 17:h of Au
gust will be the end of the jig, and the North Branch
Canal will be a blank worthless waist to them.
Now, it is early ascertained 'hat the subscription
by the people of this valley, of one thousand shares
of this stock, will secure the completion et the work.
That is to say, the people of the upper North Bauch
valley and Elmira, will contribute Iwo.thibls at he
building of the walk, tf IVymning will pay one-thisd.
It is but justice to say, that while the great mass of
our people have been so culpably intldierent in :his
business, there have been individual instances of
majtainmity and spirit worthy of the highest praise.
We speak nine particularly of Messrs. G. M. M
ier-thud; and U. B Hillard, who stood ready, and we
learn now stand ready, to take filly thousand dollars
oh the stock in this work; certainty a most liberal
movement, and covering their hall share in the en
terprise. Here is five hundred of the thousand
shares provided for by theca two gentlemen; and a
negative answer to the enquiry, it two are willing
to do so much, will the thousar.ds interested not do
th e r est, s hcarld cover the laces of those thousads,
eveiv man of them, % ith the blush of shame.
Madame, if yeu nave a fimiband who refuses to
subscribe one share to this work, %Orel' is to make
yourself and children comlortable and ind-iptiti 'eat,
you stand justified before this earth, in refusing him
love obedience, honor, and all comforts of domes
be Isle. Maiden, if so'r have a beau who will not
add his mite to this enterprise, w hich:is to hasten,
in the mean., the hour of bliss, banish him as lore.
sw 0111 3 and dishonored, and un worthy of your tender
regards and interests.
. TOWANDA, June 8, 1852.
G. M. Hollenbacl, 4 O. B fhllnrd, Esqrg.
GENTLEMEN :—From a pretty earful survey of the
route for a Canal f,em our Stale line to
ant enabled to give you the following estintaie of
the probable emit.
If a route, commencing at the Chemung Canal
should be adopted, pursuing the Noith side of the
river, down to the loiter erus , in t i, the distance would
be 18 miles, and the average coat per rude $2OOOO.
To start with a darn at Elmira and pursue the South
side of the river, a distance of t4velve and thre
quarter the est-mate cost is about $21,000
per mite. '1 tie South side line terminates at the
upper crossin g . A line di ff erent from either of those
above named , ' may beitraced, which would proba
bly cheapen the cost per mile. 'lids wou'd be to
run down on the North side to head of Shephards
narrows, aid then cross to South side to . terminate
at lower crossing of State line. think this would
bring the distance below eighteen miles arid save
something in expense.
The plan which some suggest of stopping with
the Junction Canal at the upper crossing, in my
judgment, is decidedly erroneous policy. tis true
that less money would be required to build it to this
point, thence it we continue down to the lower coss.
in_; but the miles from upper to lower would be ob
tained at less cost, than the average, for those above.
By adopting wooden leeks ins'ead of composite
(which latter my estimate contemplates ) the cost
may be reduced, about $25,000 in the aggregate, or
for either distance adopted by the cotaipany, about
618,500 per mile.
It would not be sale for any parties to calculate
upon building the Junction Canal at less than -313,-
500 per mile, with wooden locks—and $20.000 per
mile with composite leek" The right of - vay to be
added to the foregoing estimates. My judgment-is
that it must be a gout paying wink. 11 it be not,
then we have all been misrepresenting the value of
the North &inch Canal: ft tho North Branch wilt
pay, at a cost of 41-tO,OOO per mile, (and I An not
doubt 0,) themthe Junction Canal must pay -liberal
dividens on $20,000 per. mile.
I hope for the honor of ‘Vyriming 'Valley, for
whose great nalzaritalge the'North Branch Canal has
been built, and whose wealth is lobe so greallyen.
hanced by the connexion at 'Elmira, that the core_
putatively small awn may bo raised. at . the next
meeting...As soon as lam atge intend t o take my
outticription book and do wkit lean; -
• Very truly.
11`.. FOSTER, Jan: •
Our Candidate tbr the PreeldeurY
Franklin Piereiiiraiinrily doily-seven yeers; of
agri:vriteii he deliberatelyresig,ned one of the 1)1;i:h
-est offices in the niftof fhb American people, arid
retired homthe'Senateof the United States to le.
slime the practice of his:profession : in an ebscere
quitter el , Nevi Hampshite. Whatever may have
been-his achievements in the field whatever may
be the triumphs which ate destined to reward his
labors as an administrative officer, we doubt it he
has done, or ever wilt do any thing to distinguish
him more honorably than this from the tribe of cur
rent politicians of his day and generation. , What
Jefferson said of the o ffi ce-holders of his time may
with greater truth be said of their successors, & few
die and none .resign" Yet, Pierce with all the
best of his life before him, with rare talents, be1. ,, -
ed by all his associates in and out of Congress, r,.-
titled by every" consideration to aspire to any emin
ence in die gift of his country; with such a life of
promise before him, this gifted young man deliber
ately resigned his senatorial dignity, and agaiost the
pressing, entreaties of friends and the wishes of, all
his constituents, voluntarily went into almost a. 4 ab
solute retirement as it tints possible fur a man of
such abilities and fame to find ih the United Stales.
The indifference. of public honors and the gauds
of office is not common in this or any country, and
bespeaks the preSente of abhors of Virtues ui our
candidate for the Presidency which. at this time, as
much as at any period of our history since the elec
tion of General Washington, is needed to restore
the country to a sound system of government, and
; to revive those public principles of statesmanship
; upon which only representative institutions cart re
pose with safety.
From what we hear and have read of General
Pierce's political career, we feel justified in erteern
ing lim a republican of the straitest sect. His
views of the proper functions of government, so far
as we know the 7.1, correspond with those which w e
have always entlevoreri to advocate to the best of
our abilities. His votes indicate an inflexible de
termination; while in the councils of the nation, to
keep the legislative power of the country from med
dling with the industry of the people. He never
countenanced any scheme for subjecting private en
terprise to unfair competitions trom any quarter, and
least of all nom the national treasury. Ile planted
himself like a rock against the log-rolling system,
now so dangerously rife, or giving away to railroad
and steamboat companies, for the benefit of private
speculators, the lands ot the money of the people;
lie never advocated taxation of all to protect the in
terests of a few, either under the specious pretext
developing American manufactures, or .of regulat
ing the exchanges. Ills policy in Congress and
out of it was, and we have no doubt always will
be, in whatever station he may be placed, to con
fine the share of government to those duties which
it can pet form, be-t, leaving the rest to the people.
He will vindicate the rights at the states and 01 their
citizens from the encroachments which has been
made, of late, up'on both by Ilia executive and 1e ,, -
islative deparimen's of the government, and restore
to the country once more a demccratic republican
party in fact as well as in name
All this we expect from Genera; Pierce, it he is
made the next President of the United Sta
Ills antecedent justify this expectation. and all
his friends are willing to be ans:verahle for his li•
delity to his zonvictions. to his independence, and
his firmness. That is all that ice a-k of any candt
late for the Presider ey, and a great deal more than
e had dared to hope for at this election.—Ercairig
Si Sra'i.ta AcriDEsT —On Friday, 7ih of May, a }
lil le Phild, four years old, son of Jeremiah Myers,
near G street, South Bia.ion, while returning front
I chool, was suddenly seized with the most intense
Il k lficully breathing and violent c a u 2 h. Il e '
Ltahlne immediately, said he : . mil something in his
nicruth, when a hay threatened to whip trim ; that he
swollowed the sub lance, arid was choked. Dr.
Maim was called m, who pronounced it a case 11 ,
croup The child remained in ihni until 4
o'clock Szdurday trlnniiii..; eleven hours arz.r
attack, when the difficulty of respirlion, &e . quite
soddenly disappeared. The child was relieved. but
did not puff etly recover On the fif:h day slur
the attack. Dr 11.-• ton was called in, and saw him
last on the eighth day. On Monday 17th, len days
alter the commencement of the diseat.e, the child
had an attack of convulsion. • Dr, Fr tg was then
called in, and upon learning the of attack and
the previous symptoms, concurred with Dr. ileaton
that some foreign body had entered the trachea—
-1 The child suffered froth inflammation of the longs
from that date until his death, on the eighth of Jone.
Three days before his death, a large quantity of of.
lensive, gangrenous matter was discharged from
the longs, with the most imminent danger of suffo
cation. An examination of the body was made a
few hours alter death. The la. lung was in a ‘tate
of mortiticatMn, and contained a gill or more n 1
matter. Upon opening the trachea to the bronchial
tubes, there was' Mond in the left bronchia a large
prune stone, vnea.nring one inch in circomferance
and three-fourths of at. inch in length. There it ha , l
remained for the past 32 days, and unlimatelypue
CALIFORNIA AND TIIF. CIIINF.SE.—Gov. Bigler, of
California, recently sent a message to the Legisla
ture of . that State against, the system of importing
£ coolies" from China to labor in the mines, for a
term of years, at a mere pittance, on the round that
instead ( , 1 hocoming citizens, they return to China,
with all l fruits of their labors. To this message.
several Chinamen —Sam Wa & Co., Tom Wo &
Co, and others—have made a long reply, in which
shay explain that the word " cooly" does not signi
fy a-distinct class, but a day laborer. They also
explain the Chums(' mode or form of attesting an
oath—on ordinary occasions by burning a piece of
yellow papei, and, on We more important, ones by
decapitatir4,7 a fowl. They next vindicate them
selves from the charge° be.ng accut-tomed to false
hood, and without any sense of its moral turpitude.
" We do not think much about your politics," say
they, and quote instances of Chinamen becorning
naturilized citizens, one being now resident in San
Francisco, and married to an American lady. " lie
wears the American dress and is considered a mini
of respectability." Others, they believe, will foltow
the example, if the laws remain open to them.
Blortmoxism IN TIIC SANDWICH ISLANDS.—EIder
Wm. J. Perkins writes from Lohaina, Sandwich
Islands, January 19, 1852, that the work was pro
gr'ssing with rapidity ; natives and whites inquir.
ing ; that Brother Geo. C. Cannon had baptized 21
the day previous, and that there were a general call
from all quarters for Brother Cannon to come and
preach to them, as he understands the language.—
The natives are surprised that the !Mormons have
baptized so many whites In so short a time, as the
Allsgionaries had only added one to their congrega
iiiin since they commenced, which is many years.
They tell the ;Missionaries that they " havenot told
them the mil)." The missionaries prouuunce
heavy curses onlhe.heads of the elders.
A Tense :Temp VOTE.—The Canajoharie
says, 6 , the nomination was made with great unani
mity, and instead of xt iwo.third vote it was almost
a thrie-third 'vote." Tho' ti•ta two-third rule was
adopted in the Convention, it was vet particularly
testetl. No candidate received a majority of the
vole 4 of the Convention except its nominee. Thongtt
it is not to be concealed that the two-third rule was
the efficient bulwark which backed and .sustained
the minority, yet the v ballot did riot in any phase
disclose a positive violation - of the majority
ple. PIERCC was the first, last and only choice of
CJ;,- In the town of Berne, in tanalfa, near Wa
terloo, says The Blyinto Conitn`erciat, there" resides a
man named Silas Carter, whowas formerly a coach.
man in the employ of Gen. Wa , hington His ago
is 96 years, antl,he is"in the pet feet enjoyment. of
his health and all his faculties. He settled in Can
ada in the year MOO has been residing there eve,
since, and occasionally visits Buffalo. He was in
Buffalo a few days since, selling.a,load of mita, and
*as to all alipeatance as bait and bonny as any
We are rejoleed to know, says the;Pillsbalt
that the prospect throughout the country kii bountis
till harvests were never more flatteriog, ante they
are the , present season. Duringthe Wit fewweelts,
We have been in various portions of Western Perin-
Sylvania and Ohio, and, so far as wb could judge,
the crops looked very prdinitting.
The Armstrong (Pa.) Democrat of the 2ndinst„
says : " The prospect for a plentiful crop of fruit
and grain In this century was never better than it
is at the present time. For sore years past the
plumb bees have neatly all failed in this borough,
but now they give promise of a lalarge yield of fruit.
The tamers anticipate a fine grain crop, wilt the
exception of eats, the wet weather preventing a lull
crop being put in." '
The Wooster (Ohio) Democrat says that " the
prOspet for an immense clop of wheat hi Wayne .
county is unprecedented. The wheat is luxuriant
beyond anything we ever saw in that country, and,
out of the way of all danger of blight,
rust. Rye and oats look well-corn backward—
much replanting." •
The Erie, Pa. Gazette says:—" Many of the corn
fields in the vicinity of this city, and indeed through.
out the whole country, have recently undergone, or
are now under g oing , a replanting process by rea
son of the seed having prosen detective. The W
ore is attributed to vat km causes, none of which is
satisfactotily settled or clearly aseettained, and all
of which serve only to embarrass attempts at in
The Beaver, Pa. Argus says fn conversing
with friends from different sections of the country,
we am gratified to team that crops „generally look
encouraging—the wheat crap, especially, promi,
lug an abundant yield The late relieshing rams
' ate also bringing on finely the oats and corn crops."
The Salem, N' J. Standard says, the prospect of
a good wheat crop to mat sect.on is very promising,
arid that the flail trees give evidence of an on at
yield. The same paper also states that the I me
are turning their attention more and mo to the
raising of potatoes, and that this year more will be
grown that, ever belore.
The wheat crop, says the Harrisburg Telegraph,
will he a very short Otte in this quarter, and is grat
ly infested by the Hessian fly.
The Guernsey (Ohio) Times says, "the wet
weather has heen unfavorable to corn, and much
has yet to be planted. A good deal of that sown
has rotted; the wheat crop most promising; grass
crop fine. Fruit—apples, plums, cherries; quinces
—will be abundant; peaches scarce. The season
promises a rich ytel.l. l:
The AlConnelsville (Morgan co,) Chronicle
says: " The prospect for a good crop of apples In
hits country is very flattering. We also learn that
our neighbors of Washington tiounty will have a
lull uppiy of this huit the present year."
The Bucyrus (Crawford co. O,) Forum of the
I hit uh: says : From present appearances we aye
going to haw? , an abundant supply of apples thi,
season. The trees are very full of blossoms. The
cherry and plum trees bid lair for a luxuriant yield.
Peaches are killed "
We learn that the Es'tcopect for au abundant crop
of apples was never better in Fiankliu co, Ohio
Oi cheities, there will be a medium crop. Peach
es will be scarce, and, of manse, to demand.
SHOCKING SUICIDE AT Du:it:rim —it friend at Dun
kirk has tunitshed us the following particulars ul
deplorable occurrence .n that village : •
This morning our village was shockeifat the
telligence of the sudden death of Mr Isaac Jatith,
foreman in the extensive mainline-shop ui lire N
1/' • L.' hate Railroad Company, aged 49 . ) cat:, He
was a nam e of New Hatiiiiimire, and uti•ti Decem
ber lasi, when he Caine to this Villa4r,ta resident ul
East Bustoit, AlasS where tie had accumulated a
trandsoine property, nil winch his 14/1,0), a wile
and nine etuldren, resided tit Hittir n:niuval to This
place, wliete they att:ved They
were afrecnona.e:y ',.•• !1‘1.1,111 I and
lather, whom they however teied wa,
much changed la his tir i t , tl.o."l:, et ',lenity
the sulject of :odd in;tl.4iittlll. Int') is ere nut
lung in suspense, Inr he Noon ink! ~heir tlir..iory of
his wrong--that he had I,Prii I,tl.ciy charged with
the CUiri Mission of ail aCt that, Litre as it was-, would
ketinn , ly, iii his view, atlect his character atirt that
of his family. Being of a nervous temperament,
and exceedingly jealous of a welt (tattled reputa•
non for integrity and purity of life, any attempt to
soothe or mitigate seemed only in enhance the an
guish of a wounded spirit. Beason tottered, and
in an evil moment he resolved to commit the lash
Hnr ing risen at an early hour, and imprinting a
kiss upon each one of his children while yet in
th••ir beds, he retired to the lower part of the house,
whence the report of a pistol was aeon heard ; his
wife and children quickly starting Iro.n their beds
met him on the stairs, when he faced about, and
descending to the room, he turned, and throwing a
mina glance upon each of the distressed 'group, he
as quickly applied a razor to the left side cf his
neck, cutting a horrid gash, at the same instant ex
claiming, t• Remember I die innocent.' This act
and this declaration were repeated three times in
Oa an examination of the wound after death by
the surgeon in attendance, it was ascertained there
was a slightly lacerated wound of the scalp, occa•
slotted, 3i was believed, by the discharge of the
pistol o filch failing to do the work intended, resort
was had to the razor.
The miserable creature who was the moving
cause of the consequenses has confused that the
charge was wholly untrue, and without thn leaft
cause of provocation on the part of Mr. Smith.
The Coroner being called an inquest was held
on the body, the verdict rendered that the deceased
came to his death by his own hand, while in a state
of mental aberration.
A Ms wmorst WATER littxr.—There is now ex
hibiting in New York a most remarkable plant.—
It is a tropical water Lilly, indigenous to South A se
ei-lea called the Victoria regia, and is the property
of Caleo Cope. of Philadelphia. Two enormous
:eaves of this plant—the largest about six feet three
inches in diameter and nineteen in circumference,
float in a large tank, placed in the apartment. One
of them is in an inverted position, to display the
frame work and fibres, which are very prominent;
also a large snaky-looking stem or fciot stalk, seven
or eight feet long and an inch or two in diameter.
The leaf in its natural position, has an upturned
border, which excludes water. wit, forms of the
whole a kind of a raft, sufficiently buoyant to sup
port a weight of sixty pounds. The plant blos
somed for the first time in August 1851, and has
since averaged about two blossoms, weekly. One
of them was exhibited yesterday, fully opened. It
is about a foot in diameter, with white petals and
flesh colored pistils. It is highly fragrant. This
plant was found in 1837, on one of the rivers in
British Guiana, by Sir Robett Schomburg. and tak
en to England; Mr. Cope brought it thence to this
CHOLERA ON THE PLAH4I . —The WeSlOll [Mo.]
Reporter of the sth says . :
t We have had a constrsation with Mr H. T
Putnam, who has just returned from Muddy Creek,
some 80 miles from this place, and from him n e
learn that the train of Hughes, Holliday & Co,
Which is en route for Salt Lake. had :mitered severe
ly from cholera. Wttbn otir informlnt left, there
had been seven deaths and some ten or twelve
sick. He represents the attacks as beim; very se
vere, and terminate very suddenly. We also learn
from the same source that the Irani had lost thirteen
oxen. They died suiltlenly—all. within an hour,
and whilst they had their yokes on. We fear that
this train has suffered still more severely. From
all that we can learn, there is a great deal of suffer
ing and sickness a'rzion'g the emigrant trains gener
(*-- Two, men were whipped, todo on a rail,
anti then duckell, - opposite Si. Louis, two 'or three
days ago, for grossly insulting some ladies.
(1::3 In Tenpessee a man has been condemned
to fire years iniprisonmem fur otamina. - his own
Pres.—A little after midnight . this morning, Th e ,,
of y e r
the rear part of the dwelling t,
- Avery was discovered to be on fire. The fire ea. l l'
wer e eery promptly upon the spot ; but th e 61 ; 111 1
spread with such rapidity that the whole into
of the house seemed to be in flames before they p„
to work. But the river near at hand fina ii h e c i
abbndaot supply of water and when the to te :,
from the engines began to play they mastered lb ;
flames with wonderful soddenness. The ese ri l em
of the firemen were admirably effective under tk e
management of their judicious and energeti c ose.
.era. Most of the valuables were saved. The ioss
6timated at 2.000. It is not known how the I"
originated. Judge Avery was absent from h o ,; .
eparted this life. at Smithfield, on Sunday 6th lasL
J. L. Ganoecn, aged 56 years.
Ir. G, was a most worthy ci izen and bu y
esteemed both as a man and a Christian. Then
teem which pis character and conduct had ne , ,
was indicated by the unusually large nomber,lll,4
notwithstanding the inclemency of the wean
wa3 congregated at his funeral. Sectarian
party feelings were forgotten and all classes in , *
in paying the last tribute of respect to the memo
of a departed neighbor and friend, and in nu i4:4l
tears of sympathy arid sorrow witH the afflicted i lk
ily. They are indeed called to mourn, bat not u
those without hope. The husband and father 4,
gone from a world of sin and suffering, to sceau
of purest joy above. During the illness which t ee .
minated his mortal career. his mind was absorb e d
in the contemplation of eternal things. Thou 0
called to suffer much bodily anguish, be did r o ,
complain. He said to those watching around n d
couch "I am in' great pain but it is all right. I
hope to be enabled" o gite God alt praise. Thom
he smite me. yet I will trust in him." He felt gre a t
anxiety for the eternal well being of his family, u .
pecially those children who had not yet profess e d
the religion of Jesus Christ, With what ferrenv
he besought God for them, is only known to Mop
who watched around his dying bed. His pralen
were borne upward to the throne of mercy, on the
wings of that love which a parent alone cal fee,
for treasures so dear to his heart. It cannot be that
such earnest petitions are tmatailing. They moo
call down a blessing on those for whom they sett
He manifested much interest for the extension an/
prosperity of the Church. " Exhort the breth.
ern," said he, to live in accordance with their pr o .
fession, so Allan they glorifpour Father in Ile . arta.
Many expressions of like character escaped his 'ap
But he his gone from the communion of the ChJ7CI
he loved on earth to participate in the joys o f l i t
ransomed above. God bless his example, his pm.
era and tears, to the sorrowing family. .th,
they strive to tread the same path through I,ret z :
they may thus triumphantly meet death. Mar
be their consolation to reflect, that he who wa,:a !
friend and protector here on earth, may be thtz
guardian angel now.
•• A fr end has ;one his ashes seep
Ca'rn'y heneniti he soil.
IV., i r11"4.. 3171,d aro/ii . ll /1.171 , rep
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SEALED PROPOSALS ,
NA - TILL be received at the Canal ()like la T - Ig;
111 tin, until noon of Thursday, the ="i!J
"July, 1852, for the following wo• le and i natena!il
the North Branch Renn'a., Canal, if , wit
For furnishing about 25 hins CAS r I NGs.L,-.
contractor raking about 9 tuns of old cis:in:Z.'
About 15 tons best Charcoal B R IRON, 11l
inch round, in lengths of irom 1:1 21 fee , .
About 5 tons, same quality, 1-.1 loch vieniii
111 35 ,„ 14 1 'art
o 7 U 1 1.2 "
80 " of round lie?), 2
with heads ant nuts coin p!ete, ;
lily of Charcoatiron. This lance ilnan . :ts
bid (orby the pound. with nrilq at t hest'
piste or onwrought. The iron above spec:6N!"'
be require(' to be delivered about tone ha!( of
c. e1c,. 5 .
description at Towanda. and the oi!'rr
hannock. At the samo il.ne an I place rror'oi,llol
invited for building the Aid F.,, 1 ,,1:5.
GEB over the Canal ; also for the LOCK let..
ES and WASTE-AV A REs req'ure'l o n t\ .
line, and for the furnishing 0(111111ln and FL- -
for the superstructures oral' the A q ueduct--
• Bias:Vans &c., will on exhibited at the ' , EP ". '
uresaid fur three days prior to the 221 ' 1
and all needful informaii - in wit he _ te en :7
B r`isT" Clog* Un-:mei-rid the lien
By order of the Canal Comtais-iose rs.
1181S 11 " 3j i
Superintendent n pa . •C 2
Totianda lone 22.1852.
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