Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, July 03, 1852, Image 2

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Death of >Zenry Clay.
HENRY CLAY 4 p i le greateat orator of the age, died
al aahlu gton, Tuesday last, at S 5 minutes as II
A. M., aged 75 years 1. months.
The dissolution of Mr. Clay has been a matter of
daily expectation ! tor some time past, and yet his,
deceaselipreads a gloom over the whole conntry
PatliseuArife;is- hushed by the .silence and• gloom
of ihrkgrave,, and. those who have battled Mr. Cult's
pin:pestari most warmly, are now ready, in View of
the event-!high levels all distinctions, and pros
traten,al) Ors ) to: do honor SO his ability. and. integ
rity. that he was a great man all will :acknowl.
edgq—art arator.and a statesman. No man in this
nation,:ever was encircled with such.a host of per
sonal admirers, as Mr. CLAY, or friends who were
uswarm-heartedly enthusiastic in his support,
tipon the reception of the news of his death at
thja place,, the bells warn toiled in
announcement 'of his.decease, and in reverence and
respect for his memory.
Hark from tie Tombs*
-Mr. gathers* has written a doleful letter tocer•
kain:citizens of SptinOteicl township, in this county,
ittr-anSwerio he addressed to him l a copy of which
weer Invalid been-favored with, but find it publish•
eci in several distant papers. !t LS dated the 14th
ofothetpresent Month, and as is to be expected born
one who is a principal mourner upon such a sor
e= occasion, the - letter is fitlEd with lamentations
and grief. 11r. %condoler, with every feeling of
an afflicted and grateful heart, with the democracy
of Springfield, that the democracy of the Union have
not responded to the wishes of Pennsylvania in the
National Convention ; yet he says " all of us have
mach season to be sans* with the nomination of
Franklin Pierce and Witi K. King."
Though a reluctant expression in favor of the
bentecratio candidates, we have no disposition to
lad fault with Mr. BUCHANAN'S letter ; except in one
particular. . 3 1Ve find in it, a sentence of common=
datlon'of the u' lamented Wright''' . as he terms him.
floldingyas wedo, , the memory of that best of men,
in the highest reverence, we could hardly have
been more shocked had Mr. B. attacked his
than we were at this hypocritical reference to a man.
wito' - when he lived, Was so, immeasurably superior
to 'JAMS. Bvetuns's in every particular which
metes the statesman and the patriot, and whose
examine *lll be illustrious, and whose memory
wit! be :keret'', when the latter is numbered with
thatintscillating end - corrupt. It is now matter of
hiartitt; 'tette pre life, the exalted talents, the
hi:bending iniagiiiy olStrAts Wayntrr had raised him
eo-higt‘ in - ft:Oiler estimation, that attention was di
rected to "him, early the beginning of Polk's ad
ministration, its the: probable secceasor. Cense
cAiiiy; he *.e7 in the way of certain aspirants
catitposlttg, the cabinet. Forgetting the immense
debt 'of gratitlide they overt to him ; for securing the
election •of Polk; theta Presidential aspirants set
reborn achieving the of the man who they
supposed stood in the way of their ambition They
succeeded in deteating his e'er ion tar Governor,
but his holdup= the affections of the peril:le the.y
could riot shake. In-dignified and peacefel retire
:n*4i death' iniddenly struck him down, to their in
finite joi: One of the chief of these conspkaterP,
vim lames Bectiamas; Who now affects to 'shed
byre:critical fears &ter his grave, and comes forward
to bear witness to his virtues and fidelity as a Demo.
crat. &tonna( might at least have spared his
friends this thrush But if he is 'sincerely penitent
forthe`pirthe played !abet disgraceful and trench
enitfia'deed,he will no* have ample opportunity in
theqefffernent - nt Wheatland, to refiect upon ibe
uncertainty of human plans, And the certainty of
gull retributive jestice which sooner or later over
takei'lis;oltewho'stoop to such sets of dishonesty
atuf. i pfulattekt;` '
Theiletter elgses with the following singular de
cfaiaitdtt and
iecitiest, wie;ch t speaks as plainly as
tatiniiag„, canipeak, thareentinttinte of Mr. BUCHAN
*eaten:end iffaCerates the feeling of disappoint
nient . ander which the disappointed off:mg-seeker ! , 1
noWlfrotirtited !--
" I must yet leave the public: discussions of Ilt,
yrrinciples,involveri in the present ' egotist to young ,
et and abler partisans. I hate daring so long a pe::'
604.1i:red •ia the-character-of Smalllet...44crii'
th,people„tlytt I trust my ;democratic feJtoW-Citi:
zens tbrciughout the Rafe considering that I - oat:lute
more thatilley yeats °lnge; will-be willing to gin •
inequeliototable diicharge, Irons the mote •ttetive
duties ottlits catopuign:
It seems tons that this, coming from neomiheitt
candidate, is calcuraleil, Jr not intented, to dampen
• 4.
thtreefin4 otenthusiaid with whiCh the ovettlitow
n10;4 2 143 and die tialielicni of a new canal
date; liar been received, fl intplain anti pesitiie
intritat ,
te; Mr tlftronswatei tiara:Wit filen& to
gitelhe eottl ehouhler tn the nerninces - ofthe Bahl.
11' he had been `
the i,tteceialfil
candidate, we hardly -bitieye he or h)e . ands,
would hive, been - sitie:fied - Cattisach an excuce ham
. tither ca;Rs or . tiOvet..atig. • Yet, if he 'is
swuctie . a'44ive up ihe nmuit' of the ` l'rei'idenep;,
natty the'political ,graFe'Whieh OWn
ha4.4:_icake V; hiier, tiloiS no teiteihif the
nttittiellnfbh the'Ril - hzonit, will
be in any imminent danger from the act,, or euft
I er deteat, or any , ,declease of popular esteem by
I his witkultawalk
Jiggirta, int ink iher relics orittie . Pest, bring tirt;
tite:*iituable*rvices he= ititstettdered the Dertlo
eratii!paoy, for exceiit tousifflm high positions with
w hitt he Irtsteen hottbrethcide.ratle and - dettanOti
jrii y, to aniWet his oiv tt'Perstirretrambition, we
are cot conscious of the great amid lie his ever
'itiddejiif.: Which ite.ltioWitraiiiiif - s.tlitericiti4l4.4l l s&
charge," However, we, hate no ditpcisitiert to w'd
one drop to the Curl cop or his aillictionii and for one.
we vote that du) prayer ofthopetitioner be graoted,
Itcquies:at in pace.
-.0: We utideiwand there anti be -tio estimate
paid to the coittractora 'iron the North'Uronch until
the Bth of July nest. What does this meati f—
rhe loan of $850.000 was taken at Harrisburg on.
the 12th inst. and of course the money Was ready
at that time ; and yet the Canal . CommiistonerA, it
appears in their wisdom have Concluded. to deTer
paying the Contractors their ju , t • dues for nearly
one month. The query is, ; _tsbat is being done
with, this money.ancr in whose lauds does it re-
main in the meantime ! It looks io
there was something ' , Mien in Denmark."
The ex(raet, from last week's' Argue, is
eitherin intentional Misreprelebtation, art Amnia
learn - the 'Whirs or that ofbret to be more careful in
making asiiertions and etniemmte in future.
The first installment of the load taken on the 12th
oh., was not to be paid into the Treetop until the
Ist instant, Through the exertions of the roper of
ficers the sent of $.150,000 has been fulranCefi to
the contractors, sometime anee, which must be red
paid from the first installment of the loan, and
whieli !calmer only some 760,000 avtii able;
We submit to the Argus if it is just or lair, thus
by insinentiotts to attempt to intpeach the honesty
of the ttishurkibg ollicers of the State, after the ex•
traortlinary exertions they have made to procure
mor.ey, to relieve the necegsnies of the Contractors?
We know that the Superintendent, Gen. flargerAt,
has been indefatigable in his elloris to procure the
necessary hinds, and hat actually aiitiarsed a large
amount pro Cured by his exertions, and upon his
own re.ponsibility. In ihese efforts he has also
been aided and seconded by the State Treasurer,
and others, and the inuendoes of the tlrgui are di
timed and'unwarrantable.
Tbe Supreme Minot':
The Democratic State Central Committee have
determined to convene the 4th of March Conven-
tion, at Harrisburg on the 26th of August, for the
purpose of nominating a candidate tor Judge of the
Supreme Court to fill the vacancy occasioned by the
death of Judge Comma.
Judge WOODWARD, thriable and popular appointee
of Gov. Birmett , who now fills the 'Vacancy with
much marked ability, will no doubt the tirlan
lawns nominee of the Convention.
The Whig Stale Convention, which assembled at
Philadelphia on Saturday 19th inst., nominated the
}lon. lessen BUFFINGTO N, of Armstrong 'County, mi.
Judge of the Supreme Court. The attendanCe Jf
delegates was very small. The last ballutetood foi
BUFFINGTON 36, fat Comly 31.
Judge Buffington Is a gentlemen of fair abiliiieir
and sustains a good reputation. Ile was
, beaten
largely last fall fur President Judge of his own dis
trict, by the Hon. JOHN C. Ktox, who watt not a
Citizen of the district.
MEETING ss Scut:lncal. COUNTY.—iI large Pub
lic meeting was held at ifrottsville, on Monday,
June 141, presided over by F. W.Huattrs. Best).
lotions cordially approving the democratic nomind•
tions, and the following resolution in regard to Gov., were enthuslaStically adopted :
Resolved; That we, as a part of the Demceracy of
Pendsylvania, feel much pride anti satisfaction with
our truly democratic Governor. Wm. Bigler. we
have in his official course the proof of the fact that
the positions taken by him in the late Gubernatorial
contest Will be ably and firmly maintained and that
the great radical doctrines of the patty and bf the
Constitution will be adhered to win an integrity ,
and decision that will give to the people of the en
tire State, as it has already done, the assurance, that
With him in the Executive chair, their rightt will
be safe against the clamor for special priviliget,
the overreaching devices of the monopolist, and
that vat) economy, and statesmanlike views will be
enforced in the management of the revenues of the
State. the preservation of the public credit and hus
bandry of our rescourees:
Marralt tot Bradford County I
Bradford County has for several years had the
credit of being the first in the State to pay into the
State Treasury her quota of State Tax. We have
seen the receipt and letter of the State Treasurer ac
knowleilginxthe payment of the Tax for 1852, tvith
the assurance that Bradford is again first at the
Treasury, and securing an abatement of three hum;
dred and fifty dollars, part of which has been allow.
ad to the tax•payers. •
Otis gratifying moult is awing to the indefatigable
exertirins df the Deputy Treasurer Mr. PEcx, aided
by the Collectors, and the promptness of the tax
payer* thennteltes.
Kr Now that the tibeition " who isGen. Pierce?'
has been settled to the Cntite satisfaction of the pub
lie, we are tensions to have an answer to the follow
ing queries :
1. Who presided over the rtnii boittes,at Carrot
-Hall, daring the sitting of the Isle Democratic Con-
vention !
- 2. Have the bills' for nines. StipPei% 'Res, been
3. If so, who , " bled?"
An early miner le requested.
• 0::7- The Atgut is troubling itself abed Mir riot
tieing represented in the Demotratio.National con.
y e rgfcm, Our neighbor need riot terAfflicted. .-We•
have lake tome. pains to set that tnatet
rea dy, and fief competent to do it Jamie*? hereafter.
The fact that we; mete unrepresented Mine Nation
al Convention, Whin; it cenuld absolve us from aft
obligation necessarily to support its nomination,
does not prevent us from giv;.ng a hearty support
to the Choice they made.
(gy 4 Thdginis of Temperance at Canton 03 mak
ing arrangements fo'r a celebrauon of 'GO nations/
birth-day; on WittMlay Bit-inst.',Tbgt programme
will beiburtit itt atuitheritolumn, and we are confi
dent than the °Caesium wilt be made worthy of the
day and the glorious cause of Tenn:lemma. , '
.o*. Ltogiab R..Tavios hea beti appointed
post•master at Grenville, in thpi eodtrty,' triad. Tat ,
lor, resigned: , • • - -
A ,wmtas,' mined by an police officei, in
ton *aped from the:thirdittory:wiodow Sag Imam!,
do wn ,upon tkpiavernent, and broke pdbones ? ea r th .
she is FLlprOttd tj have Arijortg:liirsdir intc;init
by the shock.
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Letters' from the Democratic Ntomi
. iceepthig the Notnln4tens.
Thi,AVaeliingtonfilnion publisheithe following
fetters from dememtFranktin Pierce,* tValiiatri
aging i i'accOtingofie nomination et tlie 4 . ifleme":„.
crate Setien .Conv ntlon for the Pr'iliale4 tta
;2•4Gekir. — ibittit:=4-hatelhe'llifierfoliekte*ledge'
'your personal kindness in presenting me, this day,
your letter, cfliciallY inforMirig me of 411 lamina•
tTian, by'the Demoutatic National Convention, as a
eandidatb forthe-Presidency of the Untied I States.
, The surptise with which I. received,. thchititelli
geocAl alley noraination'tiai nrii tuirninglid
painful solicitude, and yet a is proper for Metope/ .
that I he-tearinet in 'Which it laratitetifelfeitWee:Pe: •
celiarly graiitylug- .The-.4elegittion, ; fiorn New
Hampshire, with all the glow of State pride, and all
the 'warmth of pereonal.regard, would not have sub
nnittedieydneine ro the_Cenvenijon,,inir would they
layettes' a' vote for me tinder eircifinstantes other
than these Which catered.
I. shaif always Cherish with pride and gnitituile a
etiou•of the fact that that .voice which first
:pkououneed for mooed .priniounecd alone, . came
from me Mother of State..l-;--ii pride wad - gratitude
fitting abbve any Consequences that Can betide me'
personally. Magi 1 not regard it - ria a fact pointing'
to the overthrow otsectionaljealousn'ess and.look 7
ing to the.perennial life and,vigar of a Union,. Ce
mented by,thei brood of thcisii who have piteited to
their rew'aida Union wonderful in its formation,
boundleiairi-itihopes. and amazing in its destiny ?
I accept the nomination, relying upon an abiding
del (Ilion to the interests, honor and glory of the
whole enuntry, but beyond and above all, upon a
Power superior to all batman might, a Power which
from the first gun of the revolution, in every crisis
through which we have passed, in every hour of
our ac.tinowleilged peril, when the dark clouds have
shut dowel around us, has interliosed as if to bailie
hnman wisanrn, out march human larecast, and
bring out of dar::ness the rainbow of promise
Weak myself, faith zntl hope repose there in Sect].
I accept the nomination uron the platform adopt
ed by, the Convention, no: hecanse this is expected
of me as a candidate, but because the principles it
embraces command the approbation of my judg
ment ; and with them I believe I can safely say,
therebas been no word nor apt of my life in con
I have only to tender my grateful acknowledg.
mess to yoo, gentlemen, to the Convention of at:rich
you were members, and to the people of our com
mon country.
I am, with the highest respect, your most obedi
ent servant, FRANK Picacc.
To Hon. J. S. Barbobr, Thompson, Alpheus
Fetal, Pierre Soule.
LETTER raor 'Mil. R. ittNa
SENATE CHAMBER, June 22, 1852
GENTLE3IEN :•••I have the honor to acknowledge
the receipt of your letter, notifying me that I have
been nominated by the Democratic Convention as
Vico l'res.dent of the United States.
This distinguished manifestation of flit respect
and confidence of my Oemocratic brethren, eom
mends my [host grateful acknowledgments, and I
cheerfully accept the nomination with which I have
been honored.
Throughout a long public life I am riot conscious
that I have ever swerved from those principles
which have been cherished and sustained by the
Democratic party ; and in whatever situation I may
be placed, my countrymen 'may rest assured that 1
shalt adhere to them faithfully and zealously—per
leCtly satisfietithat . the prosperity of our cenitnon
country and the permanency of our free institutions,
can be promoted and preserved only by administer
ing the government in strict accordance with them.
The plattorm as laid down by the Convention '
meeta 'with my cordial approbation. It is national
in ell its, parts ; and lam content not only-to stand
upon it, but on all occasions todefend It.
For the very flattering terms in which you have
been pleased, gentlemen, to characterize my public
services, I feel that I am indebted to the personal
regard which I am proud to know you individually
entertain for me and that you greatly overrate them.
The only merit can lay claim to is an honest dis
cnarge of the duties of the various positions with
which I have been honored. This I claim—noth
ing more.
With the highest respect and esteem, I am, gen
tlemen, your fellow-citizen. IYnr. R. KING.
DEN T.—The Bauffshere (Scotch) Joutital publishes
the following description of pieces of the wreck of '
a large vessel, supposed to be the President, wash
ed ashore on the coast of Scotland. The exact fate
of this vessel, or the causes which led to her loss,
have always been a subject of interesting inquiry
With the public, but so tar without any
saiistattory result.
" This wreck seems to have formed a part of a
large steam-vessel, and from its appearance it has
been a lon. lime in the water. The piece got on
shore is about 25ieet square, and contains 17 tim
bers. !These timbers measure at the floor heads 13
inches'by 12 inches. There are three pieces Of
large hanging iron knees, two of which are 7 feet
in length, the other five feet ; and two iron beds
supposed to be for the boilers, each bed 18 feet long,
the knees of the thiCkest pad'heing tour inches by
two. On one of the beds the initials "L. W." are
stamped. The floor heads are bolted with iron
bolts, and the but-ends with composition
above eight inches. The wreck has been inspected
by seamen and shipbuilders, who unite in declaring
it to t I the wreck of some large steamer—this fact
is said to be ascertained almost beyond a doubt.—
fit these circumstances it has been suggested that
the *reek now lying in our Oast may possibly be
a portion hither ill-fated British the Presi
dent. In order to facilitate the ascertainment of this
fact—should it really prove the case—we have been
particular itt giving the above description of the ap
pearance of the reck, trom which, sbould it chance
to meet the eye of the bbilders of the vessel, they
would in all likelihood be able at once to say
whether or not it formed a portion of this long lost
steamer. The wreck has, in the meantime. been
taken in charge by the officer of thetoast Guard,
who, we doubt not, in case it may be deemed 'ite
cessary to inve'tigate, will see that it is not too
speedily Woken up or destroyed."
Hampshire Petrie' says : "The Boston Atlas and
other federal papers, with a view to detratct from
the credit justly tine td Gen: Pierce'sservices in the
Mexican war, allege that tie " resigned - his com
mission .and returned hometlong before, the close of
the, war." This is deliberale4 th
false, in the .sense
in which these papers intend to fie Mideratiid.—
The laCt is,,the war was really ended before Gen.
Pierce - left Mexico; tie remained there as long as
there waa anyfighting to be done, and the despatch
es of Gen. Scott show that he did his full share of it.
The•WaOlington Republic, the organ of the admin
ittralion,says that it appears 14 the official fist of
ofhceradralee Scott, that Gen 'Pierce was in the bat
tle of Contreras, Cherubuscoi:Molino del Rey, near
Chapultepec, near Bolen, and at-Garita B. ten.
These• Were the principal ' kettles fought alter Gen.
Pierce joined Scott.•• Atte thern and Afier our Only .
`had gained possession . of the city of Mexiect:—=in
other . wPrds, alter-all the fighting was over, Gen.
Pieree vesigred his commission. Fot, .this , he is
censured'. but most .of the people .will
hi m, l o ,, v ; d o i n g, . Be did not wish to remain in
idteriegs; Ming uperr the GoVernment' without ten
dering,eny serv i ce, an d t o there was no prospect
thataap fthiliermilitary airvicess would be> requir
ed of hlin,•he very properly resigned. ; While there
-Weafighting to be, done, he remained at his post
'siiiitpedimeil_tila dutyy, as creditably and as gellani;:
.ly as any other officeri- it Gett?Seott's'.oftieial des
' paiebet rhelrutb.: .:Botwhen the ; war was ,in
- fito rid!, home. it ; is ttusti the,wat was
ritr tlericily„spealrieg closed .; every Irian in the
acirtriindersistinl.that it- was c nse in. tact—t at
:titete-Aras no morc-figiting• to be' done." .•r ‘;
frOceedingi oCilfel4lld Congress.
Watanitscatow hue 23,1852.
The Chair laid berpriilhe Sinate4 comnisMicai.
tion irom-thi Deparnnent or. the inlerior, , stating
ieasohs why no investigations had - been had ol
the charges fled against the COmmititioners to run
tfie Sfexican boundary.
Mr. Seward, from the Select Committee on the
subject,operted, a joint resolution far the purchase
of is Catlin's collation of Indian scenes, portraits,"
On the motion of Mr. Hale, the bill giving to acts
of the Chiel Clerk of the Patent Office...all the force.
and validity as if performed by the Commission.
ei inferior', was boritmliteil to the Cobunittee on'
...Mr.-Mason, from the Commiltra
Claims', reported a joint resolution for the relief of
the Spanish Consul and other Spanish subjects re
siding et New Orleans and Key- West for loisei
sustained by violence during the year 1851.
The joint, resolution hont, the nooso, accelititi;
ikrtrait of Henry Clay, relented to the nation by
Mr. Ffignani, of New York, and directing it to be
placed in the Congrepianal Library,' was taken up
end passel. ,
The bill to 6.itattlih a braiich Mini in California
Waal returned from the House With several ameba:
men's. The'bill . being taken up, Mr. Gwin ;urged
that the amendments be concurred in/ The amend
mental webs then contorted in and 'the bII was
Mr. Hale offered a r esolution directing an inqui
r? into the expediency of prohibiting, by law Clerks
of Courts practising as Attorneys. Adopted.
. A bill to incorporate the Catholic Staters the
Visitation, of this city, was taken up. It was am
ended by limiting the arr.ount of property owned
by them at 3150,000, and was then ordered to be
On motion of Mr. Atchison, the Senate proceed
ed to the consideration of executive business, and
at 3 o'clock adjourned.
The House resumed the consideration 6" Ben
nett's Land bill, granting land to all the states for
railroad and -educational purposes.
The question was taken on Mr. Bennett's amend
ments designating, to what' railroad the land grant
ed to eleven oldie sta'es for that purpose shall be
applied; and it was decided negatively—yeas 73,
nays 95.
The bill was then ordered to be engrossed for a
third reading, by a tote of 95 to 92.
The morn'; hour having expired, Mr Benet t mov
ed that the bill be recommitted, with a view that it
might be kept as the first business to-morrow morn
Mt. Jones (Tenn) raised the queition that, as
the mowing hour bad expired, this could not be
done, and he claimed his own right to the floor to
make a motion.
The Speaker overruled the motion, and said the
bill must now be read a third time, as the House
had ordered.
Mr. Jones said the decision was arbitrary and IY
ran ical. -
The Speaker pronounced the gentlemen out of
order, and requested him to treat the chair pith re
Mr. Jones applied from the decision of the Chair.
but the house sustained the latter by a large ma
The bill was read a third time and then passed
The Speaker laid before the House a message
from the. President of the United States, inclosing
a note from the Spanish Envoy Extraordinary and
Minnister Plenipotentiary, asking indemnity horn
the Spanish etiblects ivhose property was destroyed
in the popular tumult at New Orleans in August
last, erciaing out of Cuban rajahs. The President
recommended favorable action. The message was
referred to the Committee of Foreign affairs.
The House went into Committee on the Dificien•
cy bill as returned from the Senate With amend•
ments. Mr. Town=herid laid, in tie course of his
remarks, that he had cooperated with and labored
for the democratic party when he could employ it
as an anent to attain great ends, and only then .-- a
The democratic party did not oan him. Its Corri•
promise measures were concerted by clay, sustain.
ed by Webster, and put through by Fillmore. and
his administration. tie protested against this steal
ing of whig timber to build the democratic platfortn,
anti he regarded the resolution o ithe democratic
Convention in relation to the Co romise, a spe
cial piece of impudence, nothin,, t a fraud, and
intended to humbug. In the Convention he spirit
edly opposed the Fugitive Slave law.
Mr. Giddings succeeded in eajing that that both
the whig and democratic patties are now united on
al! principles heretofore in controversy. The con
test was, therefore, only for the spoils. Ile then
examined the platforms of those parties, especially
those portions relatin g to the Compromise, and
' wished to know how slavery agitation was to be
stopped, holding that it &mid not be accomplished,
although it had been resolved that dart should be
done. He trampled these resolutions under his
feet. The two Conventions had better have been
attending Sabbath school, instead of attempting to
imitate every tyrant from Nero to Nicholas. Hav
ing passed the Fugitive Slave law under the
_its friends dare not go before the people with
aalefence, and hence they silence discussion. He
said, the position of the free democrats was on the
Buffalo platform, and that they hold the balance of
power, which they will wield for the benefit of
human freedom..
The Committee arose, and the House adjourned.
Wasunvoma, June 26, 1852.
Swam—The Senate was not in session to-day
How.c.—The House met at the usual boor.
The Speaker announced the first question to be
on the passage of Mr. Bennett's bill, giving lands to
all the Stater!.
hlr.Sweetzer moved that the House adjourn.—
Decido negatively, only eight voting in the af
The bill was then passe&-,Yeag, 9G ; Nays, 86.
Mr. Stephens, : of Georgia, moved to reconsider
the vote and at his instance, this motion was laid
upon the table.
The bill apprrtpriates to Missouri 3,000,000 acres;
to Alabama 2,500p0 acres to lowa 3,000,000
acres ; to Michigan 2,500,009 acres ; to Wisconsin
2 500,000 acres, to Louisiana 2,500 000 acres ; to
Mississippi 2,000,000 ; to Florida 2,000,000 acres;
to Arkansas 3 ; 000,000 acres,; to California
000 acres; to Illinois 1,000,000 acres; to Indiana
all the publics land not sold, located or reserved, ly
ing within her limits, and 1 000.000 acres in addi
tion thereto ; to Ohio all the public land not sold, Ip
cated or reserved, lying within her limits, rind 2,-
000,000 acres in addition thereto ; and to each of
the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,
Massachusetts, Rhode island, Connecticut, New
Vork t New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North
Carolina, South Carolinri; Georgia, Marytattd, Vir
ginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. ut the rite of 150-
000 acres for each Senatoi and Representative in
the 32d Congress, from-Said States respectively.—
And to each of the organized territories and the Dis
trict of Colembia, 150,0p0 acres. The eleven States
first named are to apply their shares in the con
struction of railroads, and the remainder of the States
and the Territories.and the District of Colerfibia are
to expend theirs for the support of schools; or for
other useful purposes..
Mr. Cobb, from the eciremittie on Public f ands,
reported a bill extending the provisions of an actin
relation to carrying into effect the existing cinnialit
with Alabama and Mississippi, in relation to the
five per Deaf. fend and 'school reservations; and it
Was passed. . r .
The same '
.. geritleritari likewise reported a bill,
ranting the right of way to all railroads and plank
reads tbirtigti the public lands. - He moved tow it
on its passage; but at this point the' morning hoar
expired.. , , . . • ,
The lionsSe resumed thri ConitidiritiOri of the
Pennsylvania Contested jelection Case.,
• • Mr. flarrifitort'sPOlM m_favor of pealingg - the serif
held oy . Mr. Fuller, and Mr. Davis, of •Massachn
setts, and Mr.:Fombit'rijioke against it. . -
:'The debelei waS notOnatialed Whed-ther fodle
iaajoup •
ed: - _
me southweitern Frontier
• i
The situation at the Southwestern frontier-at -the
ptesent s nioment is, if we - may credit :temp*
pins collie RioGrabde, deplorably liad; and'fisreat4
ening td,the Mule Place and prosperity-. of that val 4
let. Murdeyk; robberies and outrages are of al;
most daily occurrence, every mail that comes from
that quarter teems with accounts of them. Quarrel&
and tights between , the MeXicans 'anti Airier:lians
are frequent. These, no doubt, originated in the
first place with some desperate adventurers of 1:011
centimes, who cared het to See a War sprir.g up in
the that they might profit by the plunder—
American trailers also encourage this hostile spirit,
with a yiew to arouse action,. against the. Mexican
government, which has placeia very restrictive ta
riff on the trade betitreen the American and Mexi
can side of the `river. Carvajal's enterprise arose
out of that•very circumstances; but since its failure
the Mexicans are disposed, very naturally, to re
taliate upon these disturbers of the peace of their
country, arid are now endeavoring to break up en
latelyithe.Ameriesn trade in the valley, and to break
• off all inierpourses with the American frontier.—
Organized brands of, robbers, under Mexican officers
is said, have diiven off American citizens, who
had quietly gelded uPott lands upon the Texas side
of the Itio,,Gren4e; while in preseptitien of the
peaceful relations of ljfe. In doing this, more than
fifty of our citizens have been murdered, and out
rages committed open Persons,and property,-while
the infraction of the,revenn,e laws by the English
and other foreign naerehants has bCen openly con
nived at.
This bad state of affairs demandssome more
active and effective interference from-the United
States gavel:merit than it has yet received, or fur
ther trouble will grow opt , of it. The last Rio Bra
vo which has reached us contains the proceedings
of a meeting at Brownsvi lle, in which they call up
on the Governor of the State to take • measures to
give them " the protection which the General Gov
ernment so unjustly witholds," and Ovid F. Johnson
the editor of the Rio Bravo, has addressed a com
munication upon the subject to General Shields,
Chairman of the Committ h e on Military Affairs in
the United States Senate,iin which communication
there is a summary of all recent riots of violence
corninitttd. The Rio Bravo contains also the fol.
lowing narration:
From - the Rio Bravo, oth foes
On Saturday last our fellow townsman, Dr. Su
therland, while on a jonmey to Edinburgh, learned
that the Mexicans andlndians bad been over again
and killed a Mr. Remmington, o settler on that riv.
er. Proceeding on to the house of Dr. Rhodes about
fifty miles from BroWniiville he learned that the
party, consisting of about seventeen ludiaris and
Mexicans, had.passed but a short time before, one
of them having on, the piedmont Mr. Remmington,
and was rang his horse, whiCh Dr. R. recognized
by the enluipments. The party had stopped and
threatened, that it they should find out that tie had
anything to do with the gringo's, they would servo
him in the.same way. Dr. Sutherland learned also,
a little further on that five more persona had been
killed and their bodies thrown into k fake, called
Ague Negra. No one could tell whO they were,
but their bodies bad been seen- that morning. lie
then concluded to go on to the fake, which was but
a little way ahead, and see if he could recogn iie
the bodies. Proceeding on Until he came within
sight of the lake, he became convinced. by certain
movements in the bushes that he had already gone
too far and instantly returned, at a rapid gait to itte
house of Dr. Rhodes, from whence he came to
Brownsville. Here a meeting.of the citizens was
immediately called, by the ringing of belts through'
the streets. Dr. Sutherland came forward and made
the statements, as nearly as we can recollect, as we
have given it above.
A party were sent ont to bury the dead. in re
turning, they were fired upon from the other side
of the river by a large party, supposed to he from
60 to 100 in number, who were in the act of cross
ing, no doubt With the intenfion to cut them off.—
The party being in an exposed position, and having
no means to return the fire with eflect, as those en
the other side were in -die but-hes, immediately re
treated. One of the party -who - had been residing
in the neighborhood, and had joined with-the view
of assisting to recover and bury the dead, was shot
through the neck and fell tram the horse dangerous
ly wounded.
Ltsr..—The two most prominent Equestrian Troupes
in this country, R. Sands & Co., and J. J Nathanti
& Co., have entered into a confederacy, or joint ex
hibition, with the great traveling Menagerie of G.
C. Quick & Co., and they hare an en•
tertainment given under one canvass of colossal di
mensions, riot only the famous performances of Mr.
Sands, his dancing horses, ponies, etc., together
with the newly imported wild beasts, recently pur
chased from the Earl of Derby's estate in England t
but also a full melo-dramatic perforntance ol Ma:
zeppa, or the IVild Horse of Tartary, with all its
splendid processions, thrilling incidents and dra
matic effects, ea descr.bed by Lord Byron in his
graphic poem. 01 that name. The interior of this
ampitheatrieal exhibition is so arranged that the
wild animals may be inspected on the one side
while the performances of the Circus and the rep
resentation of Mazepps are given in the arena, the
audience being accommodated with eligible and
convenient seats for upwards ol three thousand peo
ple. The price of admission to the entire exhibi
tion—Circus, Menagerie and Mazeppa— with the
antipodean performance of a man who - Talks across
the ceiling feet tipperniost, fly fashion, and another
who breaks a rock with his bare fist,"is only twenty
five cents. This combination and the low price of
admission will be apt to put all small fry to the
right-about i and will comprehend all the great trav
eling exhibition into one grand gala day.—Tribune
With PRESS ON GEL Scorr.—The Nev York
Express, a decided and influential Whig paper, but
opposed to the nomination ()Wen. Scott, has brought
to light the following interesting reminiscence.
The italics and capitals appear to belong to the Ex
press :
Final the Albany Evening Argos of blarelW, IS4B
In the charaCter of General Scott there is much,
very much to commend and admire, But the mis
chief is, there is WEAKNESS in all he sayi and doei
about the PaesmeNcy. Immediately after the close
of the campaign of 1840, he wrote a gratuitous let
ter, making himself a candidate, in which, all sorts
of unwise things were said, to t return and plague'
his friends if lie should be a candidate. And - since
that time, with a fatuity that seizes on men that get be.
wildered in gazing upon the " White House," he has
been suffering his` p - en to dim the glories achieved by his
Mumma AT HOLIDATSBURO.A shocking mardiir
was committed, at Holidaysburg, on. Saturday night
atter 11 o'clock. A man named Nathan Keast, a
painter, waylaid and attacked his late employer,
Mr. Marlin. A man in Martin's employ, who was
in his company, named Joseph Malloy, interfered
in his tietiatt, wttzn Keast stabbed Malloy in; the
left breast With a dirk-knife,. which passed ihrOugh
the, right ventricle of the heart, and, killed, him al
most instantly: Keast was arrested and lodged in
Tane.—LAtitong the sesoltitions ir.trodtteed
the Worrias's Rights Conyention in their recent
session at West Chests!, Pa., is the foho i ~ine
Legislators are riqu'esteil to " initten note of
Resolved, That if it
.be true that it is a woman's
province to soothe angry passions innl cala the tie
ligerent feelings of men, we know of no place
where she woolil find - a riper harvest awaiting her
labor ibari iri Ibe hilti of our Nationafaha Siateleg.
. ,
Artrz-Pilifkx Ltutma LAW PARTY —The oppon
ents of the Liquor law in Maine are.to_hold a Con.
vention in Portland, next Week, to, nominate a can.
;tidal° for getkprnor . , opposed to the present law.—
Hr. fiebbard, the present ineumbent.• and the
'Democratic candidate, is knewii• lc/ tie( elivoled to
sdie. la W. .
Hhrrah.! the Old Democrat !
Me r in the field once more—
:.No faction in their steady ranks
To break them, as of yore ;
With hands and hearts united all,
Fling out the banner high.
And Pierce and K ng, and Victory,
Shall be the battle-cry.
Harrah ! the 01J Democracy,
Unterrifted they stand,
Prepared to smite, with Truth and %i n ;
Corruption from the land ;
Impatient fur the worif, their ranks
Are heaving to and fro,
To win, with Pierce and King, 14e Bell,
From Maine to Mexico.
Hurrah ! the Old Demccracy,
, Defeat shall never more
hs ltghaemblazc.n banrrer stain
Thiough discord, as of yore ;
Dui one and all to arms will spring
To meet the common foe,
With Pierce and King to 'whelm the W 1,131
Prom Maine to Mexico !
principal lernberixiirits of the Susquehanna
are Harrisburg, Middletown, Marietta, Co
and Wrightsville, in Pennsylvania, and p un
posit, in Maryland. About 200,000,000 feel,
manufactured article, on an average, panda',
Susquehanna to these points every year.*
large quantity which comes via the can a l s
quantity it is estjmated that about 70;01)0,000
will arrive at Baltimore during the cuirent ye ar.
is oot.easy to get at tbq elect. Amount of S at
done in this rapidly iticreising article of tot,
consequence of the imperfect data required lir
to be kept, but it is generally conceded that 11,
ceipts of the year ending on the 20th of Am
reached very nearly 250.000,000 feet, wh ic h
little more theft one half the total number of
'which arrive at Albany, N. Y., tone of the •
lumber markets in the United States) dna:
year 1851, which amounted to not lest than
000,000 feet, a large portion of which, hot
came from Canada, .whilst, ell 'hat is teoug L ht
the Susquehanna is from Southern New Intl
f h
At Harrisburg, .um er purc..ased to
that city and the adjacent country, embracing
Cumberland Valley. A large portion is also
chased at the other points mentioned. The
of Columbia and Wrightsville, opposite, art
for purchasing and piling lumber, to season
Baltimore and Philadelphia markets, as well
the supply of all the manutacwaing towns aka
lines bl `railroads therMe to both cities ; whilst
Deposit, bting at the head of tide-water, ath
eiloies for shipping to all the markets sot
as well as those on the Delaware ; and ma,
era and manufacturers meeting here, a large
tity of lumber consequently changes hands at
point. The billowing is an approximation of
quantity sold in each market which we hare
merated z—fl.rristiorg. 5,000.000 feet; Jfiddlt
25 : 000.00h Wet; Marietta, 10,000,000 felt;!
bia, 50.000.000 feet; Wrightsville, 10.000,01
Port Deposit, 50,000 000 feet—total, 150,
feet. Besides which 50,000,000 feet are st
from Columbia and Port Deposit tar Unmet
PhilaJelphia. All this amount is exclusive
average of 1,200 rafts of square timber, the
part of which goes to Philadelphia and New
_We have thus briefly state.: the comparant
portatiee of the principal lumber points on ;hi
qiielianria, from whose business some milltc
dollars change handsyeatly. But it is linut
event, compared to what it promises to beat
few years. Ten years ago the lumber trade,
timbre was hardly worth of mention. while a
period something like 51,000,000 worth IS gold
this market, and the trade is only in its infants
Improvements are continually gong forwardc,
timber regions. for getting that artml., to the rr ,
to be manufactured. and vast tracts of country
abound in oin a wild t prinieval growth of n
must, ere long, yield to the stroke of the woo;A
axe and the magic influence of the heittm;
to be sent down the " big stream," to the Mal
of consumption, ant planted again in srnilinsic
arid villages, not in the rude fashion of (Wife
ness, but in,the improved shape of thoesanho:
man tenements. —Baltimore Price Current.
HOLLIDAYSBUIVI, I'A., June 22.—Another
ing murder Was perpetrated in this cowry ;
tanning Point, on Sunday night.. A saner.
named John Robinson, having lost his wife, i
preparations to leave for New York on Mardi
Rut on Sunday night, himself and little eon,
three years were cruelly murdered while a .,th ,
bed. A man named William Tracy had par
his shanty and was sleeping up stairs. Pit
ner's inquerg found lust the axe that hail slnt
fatal blow, was aterwards used to batter the
and wink:in-5. Altogether, Tracey's evidence
so vagurfand contradictory that ho was arteged
committed. Appearances'are very strong agi
him. Rotenson was known to poses 5 the
hundred dollars, and to wrest this paltry rum
him, himself and poor little innocent son Wf
erect into eternity.
THE following five cadets stand htzlies:
Graduating Class at the West'Point :Thlitary '
my: Ist. Thomas Lincoln Casey. of Rhode
appointed at large, son of L. Col. Casey, of
my ; 2d. Newton F. Alexal.ler, from T•nro
3d. George W. Rose, ficim New York; 4th (
Mendell, from Pennsylvania ; sth. Jos. B.
from Connectient
lightning struck and set fi - e to Shirely B:
over Shirely river, on the Fitchburg railroad
bridge was about 140 or 150 feet in length• .
was entirely consumed, so that the passage ct
cars was rendered impossible. A foot bridge
been built, by which passengers are erieNetl IP
and like the cars on either Fide.
THE OW Unitarian Church, on the plait
hasset Village, Mass, (Rev. M r 0-good.) °n
day last,..was struck by I and the
stripped of its out covering. o.ller parts ol he
ing were slightly injured. The house was 3/ ,
on fire, but extinguished with but little trout
The damage is estimated at about S4OOO.
THE WESTERN CROPS.—The lowa papers ,
in the opinion that, notwithstanding the idei
ness of the season, the wheat and other COl.
be abundant. Vte have the Same
sentation from Northern Ohio. Ini!iana,
and the greater portion of Wisconsin and
SINGULAR ELECTRIC Pt; Rao EN9 N.-- 111 b el
showeroommeneed, yesterday 3 1.enionn.ea rb
of lightning tio acted on tne the Fire A.
that all the bells throtight the city
which are it
ed in theCireuit struck a<pow erfully ae, w hen
ted for an alarm. The phenomenon was a
and a - beautiful one.—Bustoa Bee.
DEATH Estom Cur.ottorottst.—On Friday err
last at,Stanfurn, Connecticut, Mrs. Nalha"' el
wishing lV
vr to have a tooth extracted. requested
chkirorarm should be administered The d!
complied with her desire, but she h a d hardly'
inhaling the fumes , when she sank back or
sofa and expired.
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Bartlett, of blendon, Mass., Was s o
burned a few days since, by an e xpla-10: 1 ot
fluidohat his line is despaired of. B
drawing the from a ca-I: into a titi can,
a lantern near him, When the can expluilni ,
oiling him -in flames.
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• &lin P'SHOOTING.—M. C. Barber and +,... -
boti, two chirp - shooter ' s Bradford, Vt, each.
twice al a knife blade, four rots dime'. "-
)he ball in the centre every rime .