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ARRIVAL OP THE A M l A . .'- 'BEVErsDAYS LATER Great Chartist Meeting, and Tremendous Ex r ttfffrunf in London and th Provinces ; Movements of the French Republic Revo lutionary Movement on th Contintnt, and . Continued Commercial Embarrassment! Politic! Cotmotiotts in the United Kingdom Bftl for Jht Protection of the . British " 'Crown and Government Repeal Movements in Ireland .and Progrees of Sedition in that ' Country- Alleged Disaffection of tht Army -Protestant Repeal Association ' i The latest dates received are : From Liv- erpool, April 15th. .The intelligence from England is highly favorable in a political point of view The great Chartist demonstration at London pas sad off without disturbance. In Ireland, how ever, sedition was making Tearful progress, hostilities had already broken out between , Denmark and her revolted provinces, resul ting thus far in favor of the Danish govern menL Vast military preparations were in progress ., iu Russia and France. . , . A revolution had taken place in the Hesse . capital. The city was in the hands of the . people, who .have declared for a Republic, and compslled the military to retreat. The Chartist meeting was attend by 200, . COO souls, and passed off quietly. . ... Before tho Chartist Meeting an immense numb.T of special constables were sworn in. Tho Chartist petition was sent to Tarlia ,meut by ths deputies sslected for the pur pose. There has been a meeting of the merchants . of Glasgow, to break down the measure pro . posed by Lord Gray, to assimilate the law of Great Britain and Ireland in relation to overt acta of treason, which was carried by a larpe t majority. N Business is dull in tho manufacturing dis . tricts Consols, 821 '.hey had been 831 . At the last intelligence from Ireland the . repeal' papers were very violent. ' John O'Connell has had an interview with Lord John Russell, and asked large conces . sions. Lord John declined stating what were the intentions of the government. The Mayor of Paris declined obedience to the demandsof the working men for the dis mission of the foreign operators. A proccs , sion of the workmen iu Paris had been sup pressed. Archduke John expects to be elected Em peror of Germany. . In Germany the distress was increasing. The English Government expressed ro- gret that King Charles Albert entered Aus tria; If the Italians be beaten at Mincio it is expected that France cannot preserve her neutrality. Hostilities have broken out between Den mark and the Duchies of Sehleswig and Hol- stein. There had been a battle fought near Flensburg, in which the Danes were success ; ful,' arid entered the city. The Prussian army wre ordered into the field, to. drive tne wanes put oi me leucines, j nese events and others have continued to produce great excitement throughout Europe. The Pielmontese army has been victorious throughout Lorn bardy. The Austrian wero fouled1 everywhere, and fled dismayed at every point". The great battle of the cam paign is expected to come off near Mincio. Holland and Belgium s'ill remain tranquil. Metternich is at the Hague, Turkey lias finally acknowledged the French Republic. Austria has professed its willingness to ac knowledge the independence of Lombard)". At last dates Madrid was quiet. . . . Hungary nas aeciarea us maepenuenre, and chosen the Archduke Stephen King. Tho King of Denmark had left Copenha gen to put himself at the head of the army. . .The Sicilian Parliament has commenced its sessions. - A revolution has occurred iu Hesse, which his been declared a Republic. The last news from Ireland is more unfa vorable for the Govemmrnt. Disturbances .at Havre have occurred a mong the laborers. Large bodies of troops are concentrating on the Sardinian frontier. Commercial aflairs wear a better aspect in France and Belgium. Several bankers on the continent have fail ed. The specie in the Bank of France has de clined four millions. There is, however, a better feeling in the Paris money market. Three per cents, 431,50c. There have been serious disturbances at Petersburg. Disturbances have also occurred at Cologne. From the London Times of April 11 TUB CHARTIST DEMONSTRATION. The metropolis presented yesterday a scene of unusual excitement and alarm. The de termination aanouueed by the members of the Chartist National Convention to hold their meeting and procession in defiance of the law and the constituted authorities the mili tary preparations, almost unparalleled for ex tent and'comnloteness. made bv the Duke at -. the head of the army to put down any insur- rectionary attempts that might be made . and the remarkable unanimity with which tne middle ana niguer classes placed tneir services ai ins aisnoaai oi tne uovernmeni - ,. had each in turn contributed to interest large 1 numbers of thj population, in the results of the day's proceedings, and to increase tho conaral feel in of undefined apprehension . with which the intentions' of the Chartists - were regarded. The weather was exceed- . ine-lv favorable for the demonstration: no obstruction, was offered by the police to the trades and other processions which left the " Middlesex aide of London for Kennington- - common : a free thorough-fare was perraUv tad to all who wwnea to take pan ui tne pui 7 lib meeting f aud yet, instead of the 300,000 ' persons who wo were told would assemble noon Kenningtoa-eomitton, and proceed theuoa to the House of Commous, - the most ' liberal . estimate of tho number of persons- within ; at one time at Kennington-common does V wch'SA,000l( and ought not probably to 30,000. . , , : Our description of the events of the day will perhaps most fitly oommenca with the proceedings of the Chartist Convention. The delegates reassembled at 9 o'clock yesterday morning the Literary and Soientiho Insti tute, John street, Fiteroy Square. ' ; The Secretary (Mr. C. Doyle) said that he had received a written communication from the Police Commissioners of the metropolis, stating that the national petition Would be al lowed to be taken to the House' of Commons, but that no procession would be permitted to take place through the streets of London. The delegates left the hall with Mr. O'Con nor at their head, and took their place in the car prepared for the delegates. Ths Delegates' Prockssiok to Kenning ton Common. Mr. O'Connor and the princi pal members of the Convention were loudly cheered by the crowd, assembled outside the Institute as they took thir places in the car, a large and strongly-built vehicle drawn by six horses, sufficiently large to contain up wards of 50 persons. The delegates' car was proceeded by another car of the same kind, intended to convey the national petition, and drawn by four horses. Both cars had been expressly constructed for the occasion, and were gaily painted and decorated with flags, banners and mottoes. Upon a larga banner, at the head of the first car, in the Chartist colors of alternate rod, white, and green, were inscribed the' "six points" of the Peoplu's Charter, viz: universal sufTrnge, annual Par liaments, vote by ballot, no proper qualifica tion, payment of members, and equal electo rial districts. The cars left John street nt five minutes past 10, amid the cheers of the crowd. Mr. O'Conner occupied a centre seat in the front row of the delegates, and was supported by the other members of thy Chartist executive committee, Messrs. McGrath, president, C. Doyle and T. Clark. Tne second car was followed by Chartists on foo', eight abreast, amounting to about 200 persons when the procession left John street, but whoso num bers received considerable accessions as they marched onwards. Proceeding down Totten-hnm-court-road and by St. Giles' Church, where a considerable number of the women of that locality had assembled, the first car stoppsd befere tho Chartist Land Company's oflice. Here a short delay took place while the "national petition" was being brought I out and lifted upon the first car. The peti tion was rolled up into five huge bundles, re sembling bales of cotton in size, and placed upon a platform appointed to receive it on the car. This having been accomplished a mid the cheers of the crowd, the procession was again put in motion, and slowly advan ced along Holborn. Most of the shops at the Western end of Holborn were closed : but ns the procession approached Holborn Hill, the shutters of very few were up, and no alarm appeared to bo felt. Tho windows of the houses throughout the line of procession were generally filled by spectators, mostly women, but with scarcely an exception no marks of sympathy were exhibited in the objects of the procession. The cars reached the bottom of Holborn hill in safety, nnd here a crowd were assem bled who cheered the delegates. The Bhops in Farringdon street were for the most part closed. A large concourss of persons swelled the procession at the intersection of Luclgnte hill and Fleet street, and the spectacle when it arrived upon Blackfriars bridge, had be come very imposing. The narrower thorough- tare had compressed the crowd into a vast moving mass, and tho shifting sunlight of an April day gave increased effect and anima tion to the scene. By a judicious arrange ment, a strong body of Chelsea pensioners were drawn up on the city side of the bridge ami stationed on the floating pier, at such a distance from the crowd that their military clothing and accoutrements could be discern ed without exposing tho more feeble and su perannuated form of the pensioners to the criticism of the mob. On tho Surrey side of the bridge a strong force of police was sta tioned, and this was the first point at which the police force presented themselves to the notice of tho procession. By the time tho procession had reached the Elephant and Castle it had received great accessions of numbers from St. George's road, the Borough road, Newington causeway, and other populous thorough-tares, and, as far back as tho eye could reach uloug the Lon don road, the footways were crowded with persons hurrying towards the place of meet ing, but forming no part of the procession. At tho Elephant and Custla a cheer was giv en, and from this point along the Kennington road to the common, tho crowd presented the appearance of a moving muss of upwards of 10,000 persons. It proceeded almost iu silence until the cars arrived within sight of the congregated thousands already assembled upon the com mon. The delegates were now surrounded by an enthusiastic crowd, and received with deafening and prolonged cheers, which Mr. O'Conner and his brother delegates acknow ledged by waving their hats. The scone which burst upou the view of the delegates at this point was certainly grand and impo sing. The procession of the various trades and societies which had already arrived were drawn up in military array at the outskirts of the common with their several flags and banners, and also formed a line, through which the cars advanced to the place of meet ing. The centre of the common was occu pied by a vast assemblage, many of whom were soon seen hurrying in rapid motion to welcome the Chartist leaders. As the cars advanced into the centre of the common, they were surrounded by a crowd, which every minute became more dense, and who rent the air with their shouts. It was evident that the police authorities,- having permitted the common to be occupied by so large a body of the Chartists, had decided upon al lowing the meeting to be held without inter ruption, and tliat it would be next to impos sible to clear the common of the thousands now congregated upon it, , Hero a person approached the car and ad dressed Mr. O'Connor with a meawge from Mr. Mayne, on of tho Curmniwiioaere of Po lice, requesting to have, an interview with SUNBURY AMERICAN AND SHAM0K1N him before the commencement of tho pro ceedings.' Mr. Mayne announced to Mr. O'-' Conner that the authorities would not object to that meeting taking place, but that the pro cession would not be permitted to pass over the bridges, that the Government were pro pared with means of preventing it from tak ing place, and were fully determined to use them if necessary. Finally, that if the pro cession was persevereS in, he (Mr. O'Connor) must take the responsibility of the conse quences, whatever they might be. Mr. O' Conner at once consented to do all that tho Government wished, to abandon the proces sion altogether, aid he gave -his-hand-to Mr. Mayne as a pledged that he would do all in his power to induce the meeting U disperse peaceably. On the motion of Mr. Clark, seconded by Mr. Adams. Mr. Doyle was appointed president of the meeting, amidst ' very vociferous cheering. He said Men of London: This is a sight such as was never witnessed in this vast me tropolis before. Friends, I need not ask you to be peaceful in your conduct this day. ' I need not ask you to conduct yourselves with the greatest propriety j for, recollect that on your good conduct this day, on your peace ful but first demeanor, depends the success of one of the most glorious causes ever agita ted by man. (Cheers.) In that van before you there lies a petition signed nearly 6;000, 000 of people, proving beyond tho possibility of successful refutation that we represent the working men at least. The delegates of the people will do their duty, but they, will ex pect you to do yours. (Loud cheers and cries of "We will.") Mr. O'Connor will first ad dress you. He will give you not only his own opinion and advices, but tho opinion of the gentlemen composing tho National Con vention. Mr. O'Connor proceeded to address the meeting, dissuading them from violent and injudicious conduct. In tho course of his re marks, he said Well then, we have succeed ed in holding our meeting to-day ; but I must tell you that the government has taken pos session ol all the bridges. 1 have always b.-en a man of determination, as you know, and a man of courage too ; but how should I rest in my bed to-night, if, through any Li cautious advice or expressions of mine, I made any of your wives widows. IIjw should I rest on my bed if I made any of those chil dren who are dependent upon your exertions fatherless? If you have any true love for the cause if you appreciate the trouble, the anxibty, the loss I have sustained to secure its promotion, I beg of you to countenance no violence ihis day. Therefore, my friends whit the Convention Inve decided upon is, that wo should not attempt to cross the bridges, which are guarded by armed forcps. Tho huge petition which you have prepared, will bs taken down to the House of Commons by the executive, and 1 shall be there ready to present i!, to protest against tho injustice which has this day been inflicted upon yon and to make your voice heard throughout the length and breadih of this land. (Loud cheers.) Mr. O'Connor again exhorted th! meeting not to damage the cause by intemperance and folly, and before he concluded obtained) by a show of hands, a promise not to violate the law. A petition to tho House of Commons, pray. ing the rejection of the bill introduced on Friday night by Sir G.Grny, was unanimous ly agreed to, and tho meeting was then de clared dissolved. The five huge bundles compromising tho petition and its signatures were then deposi ted in two cabs, nnd conveyed, in the charge of the executive committe, to the House of Commons. Tho cars were dismantled of their trappings, and removed to a neighboring sta ble, Thj vast assembly then quietly dis persed, and in half an hour there were not a hundred people left on tho Common. The military, in accordance with" tho well known tactics of the Duke of Wellington, re mained invisible thioughout the day, and no one would have dreamt that within hail al most of the spot where the Chartist demons tration took place there lay in ambush a little army of disciplined troops completely equip ped aud ready for action. Till- ChnrlUt PetUloii. The Chartists have certainly nothing to complain of in the manner in which their petition was received on Monday night. The Marquis of Lansdowne, speaking of it the Lords, said feelingly and emphatically. That it had, in the other House of Parlia ment, received that attention which all pac tions emanating from the people were enti tled to have. In the House of Commons the scene was most impressive. Mr. Feargus O'Cotijior, amidst almost breathless silence said Sir, I rise to present a petition, signed by 5,760,000 persons; also another petition, signed by 100,000 persons, whose names are not appended to this large muster. The petitions pray for annual par liaments, universal suffrage, vote by ballot, equal electoral districts, no property qualifica and payment of members. I beg, sir, to state tliat from tho courtesy 1 have received from the llouso 1 shall say no more than simply move that the petition be read by the clerk at the table. The petition was accordingly read by the clerk At the conclusien of the reading of the pe tition, Lord Morpeth rose amid much cheering, and said Sir, my right honorable friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department would have been in his place had he not been greatlyoccupied by the necessary busi ness of his department this morning., (Hear, hear.) I may, however, in his absence state, that whatever may be his opinion of the sen timents ooutained in tliat petition, he does not wjsh that he should be considered by his absence as wanting in that respect which a petition so numerously signed was undoub tedly entitled to. Hear hear ) , The petition was then removed from the floor of the abuse by four of the messengers. , Tobacco A tripple .momeato won dust for the nose, ashes for the mouth, and puU son for the stomach. - THE AMEP.ICA1T. SUNBURY. SATURDAY, MAT A, 1949. H. B. MASSER, Editor nod Prerleter. E. W. CABR, Pun building, N. E. Corner of 3d and Dock Streets. Philnrlelnhia. im riviilnrlv anthnrtml In nmiM advertisements and nibKriptioua fur this paper, and receipt DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS. . . Far Canml CommlHloaar t : ISRAEL PAINTER, , ' Of Westmoreland County. U RAir.--Qn Tuesday last, we were blessed with a most refreshing rain, which continued nearly all day and night. The grain crops had already shown symptoms of suffering, bnt since the rain, every thing seems to be invigorated. It'" The Mait.s. We are glad to see that the mails from Philadelphia, by way of Pottsville, "now arrive here at about 10 o'clock in the evening of the same day The Northumberland and Danville line do not connect, but run through indepen dent of each other. The Danville line will he extended through to Williamsport. 7 The" last foreign news is highly in teresting. The great C harlint meeting enme off peaceably, for which reason, it is called by some papers, a failure The English papers, in the language of Webster "breathe deeper and freeer"a pretty strong evidence of the great and fearful danger that was ap prehended by that demonstration. Our readers will find this week, on me nrsi paje, on aosiraci oi an exciunj: tie- bate in the IT. S. Senate, arising out of an attempt to kidnap a number of 'slaves at Washington and a riotous assemblage in consequence thereof, in front of the "Xa. tional Era" oflice, an abolition paper, pub lishcd at Washington. Mr. Calhoun in the course of his remarks, assailed Pennsylvania for a lato act of assembly, in relation to fu gitive slaves. Gcn'l Cameron, in reply, vindicated the character of Pennsylvania, declaring that although Pennsylvania was opposed to slavery, she would sanction no violation of the conititution, to bring about ils abolition. YUCATAN. The President has transmitted to Con- gress, a rnessaTro in relation to Yucatan. This unfortunate Province of Mexico, has declared her Independence, and is treated by us as a neutral state of the Mexican Re public. The insurrection of the Indians. who are waging a war of e xtermination, a- gainst the whites, or rather mixed popula tion, must end in their total destruction. They therefore call on our government to interpose and save them. The President says if we had troops to spare, we might occupy the country, and protect the inhabi tants from the merciless Indians. The fol lowing is an abstract from the message : 'I submit for thi consideration of Congress veral communications, received nt the De partinent of State, from M. Justo Sierra Commissioner of Yucatan, and also a comma mention from the Governor of tho Slate, re. presenting the condition of extensive Buffer ing to which their country has been reduced by tho insurrection of the Indians within its lits, and asking the aid of the United States. Thes9 communications present a case of human suffering and misery which cannot fail to excite the sympathy of all civilized nations. From these and other sources information, it appears that the Indians of Yucatan are waging a war of extermination against the white race. In this civil war they snare neither age nor sex, but put to death indiscriminately all who fall in their power, The inhabitants, panic stricken and destitute of arms, are flying before their savage pursu ers towards the Coast, and their expulsion from their country or their extermination would seeirt t be inevitable, unless they can obtain assistance from abroad. Iu this condition they have, through their constituted authorities, implored tho aid of this government to save them from destruc t ion, offering, in case this should be granted to transfer the the "dominion and sovereign' tV of the Peninsula" to the United States Similar appeals for aid and protection hav been made to ''the Spanish and English gov emments." Whilst it is not my purpose to recommend the adoption of any measure with a view the acquisition of "domain anil sovereignty over Yucatan, yet according to our establish ed policy we could not consent to a transfer of this "domain and sovereignty," either to Spain, Great Britain or any other European power. In the language of President Mun roe, in his message of December, 1823, "we should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere, as dangerous to our peace and safety." In my annual message of December 1843, I declared that nearly a quarter of century ago, the principle was distinctly an nounced to the world in the annual message of one of my predecessors, that the "Ameri can Continent by the free and independent condition which they assumed and maintain are henceforth not to be considered as sub- jests for the future colonisation by any Eu ropean power.' " - . i K7 Louis Philufpe. The rumor that Louis Philippe had' arrived at New York, turns out to have been a hoar. The old gentleman will not leave, "we presume, without his household, and attendants, who are, no doubt, comfortably quartered in England., JOURNAL. . THE NATIONAL CONTENTION. The Democratic National Convention will assemble at Baltimore on the 4th Mon day of the present month. Its proceedings will be looked for with more interest proba bly, than any Convention that has ever as sembled for a similar purpose. Who the nominee will be is even beyond conjecture. Mr. Buchanan, Gen. Cass, Mr. Dallas and Levi Woodbury are the most prominent in dividuals now before the people, but such is the state of affairs, that it is doubtful whether either of the above candidates can receive the nomination. Mr. Polk's name is sometimes mentioned, but we cannot think that his nomination can be seriously urged. There will, no doubt, be some trouble in selecting a proper person, and it is all important that the nominee should be one on whom all could unite. The Whigs will hold their Convention on the 9th of June, in Philadelphia. -They will have their own troubles, and the con test between the conflicting parties will be severe. Mr. Clay's friends will, no doubt, insist upon his nomination, but they con stitute the minority of the Whig party. He has many friends and admirers who, nevertheless, think him unavailable. It is rumored that on attempt will be made to get Scott and Clay upon one ticket. There is no doubt, but that Mr. Clay's friends will throw their influence in favor of Scott, especially as they have but little love for Gen. Taylor who, we predict, will yet give them much trouble. ffj Tub Pennsylvania Law Journal. The May number of this excellent pub lication has come to hand. We have not had time to read it, but in looking over its pages, wc find much that is useful and in teresting to members of the profession. It is edited by men of ability and learned in tljo Law, and should be in the hands of eve ry Lawyer. Published monthly by Ilam ersley & co., Lancaster, and G. B. Zicber & co., Philadelphia. OV We erroneously stated last week, that Mr. Baily of Jersey Shore, was con nected with Mr. Kapp, in running the mail line from Harrisburg to Williamsport. Mr. John O. Rockefellow, is associated with Mr. Kapp. Mr. Frank, of Millersburg has the mail from this place to Millersburg. S. H. Lloyd &, Judge Schnabel, from Williamsport to Water Street. Sheriff & Cummings, from Williamsport to Danville. To be run 6 times a M eek. R. S. Bailey, from Williamsport to Lew- isburg three times a week. Also from Williamsport to Collumsville. R. S. Bailey, from Williamsport to Corn ing. R. S. Baily, from Northumb'd to Wilks- barre. K7"An accident occurred on the Reading Railroad, a few days since, by the blowing up of an English Locomotive, used on the road, by some of the men superintending the repairs. Two men were killed, and several others slightly wounded. fXF" Death of Senator. Ashley. The Washington Union announces the death of Gen. Ashley, Senator of the U. S. Senate from Arkansas, who died after a short ill ness of a few days. Arkansas is now with out a U. S. Senator, Mr. Sevier having re signed his seat after his appointment as commissioner to Mexico. 1X7" Inpian Cholagocue. Our readers will perceive that an agent has been ap pointed, for the sale of this celebrated reme dy for the Fever and Ague, in this place. The medicine can be had, by inquiring Of the editor. CONGHESSIONAL rROI'EEDINOft. Washington, April 29th, 1848. In Senate. A message was received from the President respecting furnishing aid to Yu catan, and asking that power be given him to send our military forces to prevent further massacre of the white inhabitants of Yucatan by the Indians. Mr. Hanuegan moved that tho message bo referred to the Committee on Foreign Af fairs. Mr. Calhoun thought the proposition con tained in the message, was unusual and dan gerous. He had hoped that the Mexican war had taught a lesson to the President to abstain from interference with the affairs of other na lions. Mr. Foots said according to his understand ing, the Senator from South Carolina had mis understood the object of the message. He was proceeding to explain, but gave way to motion to adjourn, which was made and car ried, in consequence of the decease of Mr. Ashley, Senator from Arkansas. Hoube or Representatives. Mr. McKay moved to reconsider the resolution adopted yesterday, respecting binding by contract. He made some remarks on the subject when, it was informally postponed to receive the message from the President relative to Yucatan. i Mr. Rockwell, of Massachusets, moved to refer it to the Committee on Territories, and on this motion commenced a speech upon the annexation of new territory, to the midst of his remarks Intelligence was received of the decease of Mr. Ashley, and the House ad journed. tt We publish this week an' acf in re lation to the Common Schools, which is important to all concerned. Children un der 5 years -Te excluded. E7" The Reading Railroad, now runs two trains every day. The time, stopping pla ces, &c., will be seen in the advertisement in our columns. ' - , - ? r JOHN QtJINCT ADAMS. The following is a copy of the Circular is sued by (he American Minister in England, upon the reception of the news of the death of J. Q. Adams: - ': . .. . , "American Ligation, London. - , : 27th March, 1848. ; J I have this day received official intelli gence that John Qvinct Adams, while fulfil ling his duty amid (he Representatives of the People of America, was 'suddenly struck by the hand of death, and expired in the Capi tol on the 23d of February last. ; - So full of years that he numbered more of them than our Republic the companion of the Fathers of our Constitution having exer cised the highest legislative functions hi his native State and in the Councils of the Union selected for employment abroad by Wash ington assisting one administration of his country in renewing what we may hope will prove an ever-enduring peace, and in contri buting toward the emancipation of interna tional Commerce engaged under another in extending the blessings of American Free dom to new territories himself for four years President of the United States he was Fatriot, firm in his faith m Man's capacity for self-government, and always loving his country above all lands of the earth. ' The President, tho Departments, Congress and the People have paid him funeral honors I invite the American Consuls and Vice Con. sul, and all others of my countrymen now in tho United Kingdom, to join in the usual manifestation of sympathy with his country, which has lost a great and venerable citizen, and with his family which find in his virtues their best example, and iu his deep religious trust their consolation. George Bancroft. LATER FROM MEXICO. A Further Time Asked for the Ratification of the Treaty Mexicans Expecting Further Modifications American Patrol fired upon in the City of Mexico Charge of Murder against Pennsylvanians. The Court of Inquiry has adjourned to the United States. Special Correspondence of the Picayune. City of Mexico, April 13, 1848. It is reported on tho authority of the Pro grcsso, tho ,;Puro" paper, published at Quere laro, that Pcna y Pena has asked that four months be now allowed him to obtain a rati fication of tho treaty. I can learn of no other authority for the report, and am disposed to doubt the truth ; for Pena y Pena is desirous of the ratification of the treaty, his only pros pect of succeeding is by pressing the subject upon Congress immediately. The prospect is still favorable for a speedy meeting of Congress at Queretaro ; and for my own part, notwithstanding the contradic tory rumors and reports on the subject, 1 shall be disappointed if the treaty is not ratified within a month or six weeks. In anticipa tion of favorable action upon the treaty, all the sick who can bear removal, numbering a bout one thousand, were yesterday sent to Jalapa, with an escort commanded bv Lieut. Col. Preston, of the 4th Kentucky Regiment. COMMON SCHOOLS. AN ACT RELATIVE TO rCDLIC SCHOOLS. Section 4. That tho directors of the sever al school districts in this Commonwealth, ex cepting those in tho city and county of Phila delphia, shall not be required to admit child ren into the public schools who are under the age of fivo years, and that so much of any law or laws as is inconsistent with the pro visions of this section, be and tho same is hereby repealed. Approved April 11, 1848. Extract from the "Act to provide for the ordinary expenses of the government," &c, approved April 11, 1848. That the Common School System, from and after the passage of this act, shall be deemed, held, and taken to be adopted by the several school districts in this Common wealth, and that the school directors of the respective school districts from which the undrawn school appropriations were taken, by tho act of the twenty-ninth of April, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four, enti tled "An act to reduce the State debt, and to incorporate the Pennsylvania canal and rail road company," shall during the month of May, of the present year levy and assess a tax as required by existing laws to enablo school districts to receive their portion of the State appropriation, and each of said school districts in which a tax shall be so levied and assessed as aforesaid, shall thereupon receive its portion of the aforesaid appropriation of two hundred thousand dollars, and shall be entitled to a deduction of twenty-five per cent, of all moneys paid into the county trea sury by such district, for State purposes du ring the next ensuing school years, which money so deduced, shall be paid to the trea surer of the board of school directors of such school district, aud shall be exclusively ap propriated to the erection of school houses in such school districts. From the RU Grande. Gen. Wool has ordered all the dogs in the city of Monterey to be killed. There will be many a tear shed among the black-eyed sen oritas at tho destruction of their pets. This pronounciamento against the canine legions by the commanding oflicer may well be cal led a general mnssacre. The Gazette learns from its agent in Saltil lo, who bad just . arrived from Parras, that three Virginia volunteers had been murJered there a short time previous. The perpetra tors had been arrested. TiMBEa Minino in New Jirsby. On the north side of Maurice Creek, New Jersey, the meadows and cedar swamps, as far up as the fast land, are filled with buried cedars to an unknown depth. In 1814 or 1813, an at tempt wa made to sink a well curb near Dennis Creek Landing, but after encounter ing much difficulty in cutting through a num ber of logs, the workmen were at last com pelled to give up the attempt, by finding, at the depth of twenty feet, a compact mass of cedar Jogs. It is a constant business sear Dermis Creek to "mine cedar shingles." ., - .; -. . , , , ... m who rwM upon yo in pros perity wiltsurely trample upon you in adver sity. . -.. . ;(i PROSPECTUS Par Ik pmbllemMaa M tht SUNBl'RT AMERICAN Greatly Enlarged and otherviu improved. The subscriber havimr assumed the Dub- lication and entire; control of the Sunbury American, will commence the publication of the same, on Saturday the 1st of April, oo,in an enlarged lorm ana with entirely new type. He designs to make the Ame rican a valuable, as well as a handsome Tlu7 new,?PP,- worthy of the patronage cf the pubhe. . It will oe published every Saturday on good white paper,, at $2 per annum. r r " We make the following offers To any parson who will send us five subscribers and f 10 In advance, we will furnish a copy of the American one year and also a copy of either of the followine excellent publications: tpeel'a Illiutrnted edition of D'Aubime'i Hintorr of Ika pennim1!" Uonk " "' PWhaJ weak at p?at!ramU,,y ( ma PuWi1' monthly t J peSm" ,he Vtrplt' (on yMr P"b,i,iui "air a, W p m,h C'n,Urr' (0"e Any person sending usjive responsibie subscribers, will be entitled to a copy of the American one year. Cr, any person sending us fen suhscriWa. with $10 on account, shall be entitled to a copy of the American for one year, and also a copy of either of the above works lor the same time. -. . H. B. MASSER, Editor and Proprietor. April 1,1818. CHEAP 1TEV GOODS. John W. Friling, jJB ESPECTFULLY informt bis friend sod Btcuitomcia. that ha baa juat received and np in (I s splenciid asioitmcnt of GOODS, colitis I mi of DRY GOODS, Croceria, Hardware, Queensware, Src. The public are invited to call and examine for themaeives. Sunbury, May 6, 1818 If iN'otice. THE subscriber hereby gives notice, that ba hat purchased the following articlea. at Con itablea aalu, on the 17th and S4th of April last, old as the property of Adam Wolfgang an which he has loaned to the said Adam, until h sees proper to remove the same vir : 1 white spotted Cow. 1 lirindle Cow. 1 Heifer. " 1 Mare. 1 sett nf Harness May 0, 1SI8-3L JACOB SEESHOLTZ. i otice. 31 HE subscirber gives notice that he has pur A chased the following articles, at Constables sale, on the 17th and 2-tih of April last, sold ss the properly of Adam Wolfgang and which h has loai.ed to the said Adam, until he sees prop er lo remove the ssme vis : 1 Shnat 32,30 t do j.io 1 do 3,3s 3 Pigs i sa 3 do ,02 1 Calf, lame 1,60 1 d 2,05 1 do 8,80 1 Waggon 14,30 4 acres Rye, more or less 473 10 do do do JO, 25 8 seres Wheat, more or less 10.50 3 ilo Rye. do 3,00 1 Wheelbarrow 40 1 Plough a- ' $ 87 90 HENRY MASSER. May 6, 1848 3t. , Good intent Fire Company. rn motion, it was resolved Ibat the Secretary be directed to give notice in the "Sunbary American." that al! persons whose names art on the roll of the Good Intent Fire Company, and who have not attended any atated meeting of said Company during the six months previoos. to this date, will be expelled at next atated meeting, unless good causa to the contrary is shown, and their fines placed in the hands eft Justice nf the Peace lor collection. Extracted from the minutes of May 1st 1818; HENRY DONNEL, Sec'y. Sunbury, May 6, 1818 IMilla., Heading, and Pottsrllle KallKoad. - SUMMER ARRANGEMENT CHANGE of Hours, and two Trains Dail y each way, except Sundays. On and after Monday, May lat, 1848, two trains will run each way, daily, between Pbila. and Pottsville. MORNING LINE ACCOMMODATION. Leaves Philadelphia at 71 A. M daily txeept Sundays. Passes Reading at 10 43 A. M. Leaves Pottsville st 7J A. M. daily sicept Sundays. Pauses Readibg at 0 10 A. M. The above Line atopa at all way stalieas on the road as formerly. AFTERNOON LINE FAST TRAIN. Up Train, Down Train. Leaves Philadelphia at 2 P M , daily except Sundaya. Leavea Pottsville at 3 r. h , daily except Sundays. Leaves Phaenixville 3 45 Leaves Sch. Haven, 3 37 " Poltstown, 4,151 " Reading. 5,00 " ron Clinton, 3 00 " Reading, 3.30 " Poltstown, 430 " Pbdaiiville.SOO Arrives at Stats " Port Clinton, 3,43 " Sch. Haven, 6.101 Arrivea at Potts ville, 6 20 Road, 8,30 The afternoon train will atoponly at the above named stations. Passengers for other points must therefore take the Morning Lin Depot in Philadelphia, corner of Broad and Vine Streets. No Passengers can enter the Cars unless provided wiih Tickets. NOTI' E. Fifty pounds of baggage will ba allowed to each passenger in these lines and passengers are expressly prohibited from taking anything as baggage but their wearing apparel which will be at the risk of its owner; Na freight will be taken by tbeae lines. Uy order of Board uf Managers. S. BRADFORD, Secretary' May 0, 1848. tf . " FKENCII REVOLUTION. ''TYRANTS as well as Monopolies, mast fall, - so must price. That this is a fact csa be proved by calling at No. 78 Nonh 2d street, above Arch, PHIIADBLVHIA, K.B IILR4T, , . FINE GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES. LOWER THAN EVER OFFERED, U'ktetml asset Met mil. The stock consists in part of Gold and Silver' Levers I'Epines and Qutrtier Watches t Jewel ry of the neweat and raoel fashionable patterns. SIL VEK SPOONS, . Psrtienlat atteatiea paid t those articles, Iks etsadfy slavW it No. 1, and workmanship ttUio. The establish. ment f LE HURAY has been well known F6)t FOUHTY YSAKS, in SECOND Street, nn4 has made character which needs Mining. Silver TEASPOONS as low as 84,80 per sett can he made for leas if wished. VVATCA GLASSES-Plain, 10 els. Patent, 13 Lunette. 90 els j other articles ia prone. tion. - . . n . - - .; Uemtmheri yea cat key aero below any lUhod list of prices ia this City of Nam York. . , ; Watch Repairing particalarly attsaeM to, aad warranted U give saUsntettoav r f , , m N. B.-Ud Geld ana Stiver ooogkt for cask or ' taken in exchange at (don't forgot the No. 73) North Second Street, above Arch, PhikUelpbia. Sept. 85, 187 ly . May 8, 1848.- .