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" DRBAt, EXCITEMENT IN IRELAND. , ,
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The stock of money continue to accurau
1ate, and It greater loan for some years. At
thit period the' rale or' discount is still low,
being Si per cent, for the best bills. On the
whole, the prospects in commercial ' affairs
hare assumed a decidedly better appearance,
and we consider that there are just grounds
to expect that they will continue to improve.
In France, commerce is at a complete
stand. The wars and general commotion on
the continent have not assumed a less alarm
ing aspect. .' iii ' ...
The wholo of that part of Europe which
skirts tho Rhino and borders on France seems
In Saxony, a frightful incendiary insurrec-
i lion seems to be going on, which ihe govern
ment cannot succeed in putting down,
v! In Alsace, a complete insurrection of the
peasantry exists. , . .. 1
The Schleswig and Holstein duchies are
at this moment the seat of open war. The
, whole of the Prussian troops have now ad'
' vanced into the Danish territory. Tho artil
lery was. to cross tho Eider on the 13th inst.
A skirmish was reported to have taken place
since, near . Eikenforde, in which the Danes
were defeated, but, if true, it must have beeu
an inconsiderable affair.
In Prussia there seems a growing feeling
that the Polish Prussian provinces should be
relinquished, but the uncertainty which yet
prevails respecting the movements of Russia,
leave all thess questions, which virtually af
fect the political existence of eastern Europe,
in a state of abeyance.
' The deplorable state of Ireland, apparently
on the verge of a civil war, continues to oc
cupy the attention of all classes. The differ
; ences between the Repealer?, headed by Mr.
O'Connell, and the party led on by Mr. Mil'
chill, becomes greater every day.
The rent has fallen to 25, and it is evi-
- dent that a numerical majority of the Irish
people are in favor of outrageous measures.
In the meantime tho people of every part of
the country continue to supply themselves
with arms. Great and influential bodies con
tinue to pour in addresses to the Lord Lieu
tenant expressive of thuir determination to
support tha government but the train of
discontent S79ms now to be laid S3 extensive
ly, and with such mischevious effect-, that
we doubt whether the whole weight of the
' government, with even the support of the
O'Connells, will bs able to prevent some great
It is true that tha oration of the Rev. Fa
ther Kenyon at TemplaJerry, where lis ad
dressed a largo meeting a few days ag?, and
the letter of the Right Rev. J. Birmingham,
are exceptions to the above both are full of
treason to the powers that be, and must excite
most pernicious and alarming consequences
over all the misguided peasantry who heard
tha former and tin latter. Mr. Birmingham
has been called to order for his seditious
epistle in a orushing letter by his superior,
Bishop Kennedy, of Killalve.
Fraace The CemmnnlU Simla ( Pari.
Lamartine has proposed an alliance, offen
sive and defensive, between tha French and
; On Sunday, the 10ih, Paris was the scene
of an extraordinary commotion. A. M . Blan
qui, enraged at the publication, by the author
ity of tha Provisional Government, of some
papers found at Guizot's, impeaching his po
litical character, declared them to be forge
ries, denounced Lamartine, Marrast, and th?
moderate membors of the Provisional Gov
ernment, and swore to overthrow it and es
tablish a new one, from which all but the
extreme radical members of Ilia existing
, government were to be excluded.
. It seems that a plot was actually formed to
intimidate the Provisional Government, eject
,M. Lamartine, M. Marrast, and other moder
ate members tharefrom, and form a new gov
ernment, consisting of Ledru-Rollin, Cubet,
Blanqui, Albert, Louis Blanc, Flocou, Arago,
Raspail and Pierre le Roux. A meeting was
accordingly got up at the Champs de Mars,
on Sunday, with this ulterior object. Blan
qui harrangued the mob. However, Lamar
tiue and Marrast having got previous intelli
gence of the plot, circumvented their designs
The national guards, as well as the mobiles,
were called out, and the critical state of
things, which threatened a complete reign
of error, furnished the government with a
pretence to call in tho military, all classes
now deeming the lately proscribed troops of
i line a the defenders of order, Ufa and pro
perty. A couple of regiments were brought
; into Paris. Cannon, for the first time since
. the revolution, was placed before the Hotel
de Ville. Of the national guard of Paris no
: tbwer that 120,030 assembled on the quay
and' boulevards, : joined by 40,000 of the
hmlUv or suburbs; to these were added 20,.
000 of the guides Mobiles, and this body, bo
' Iween which and the national guard some
jealousy had previously existed, fraternized
. -a they passed each other, and their common
differences were buried in oblivion. The
peacs of Paris was thaa secured.
- The usual exhibitions aud' speeches took
place before the Hotel de Ville, and the cause
. f the communists sank apparently intern-
skniificance. A counter demonstration is-of
ceo threatened. ' In the course of the tu-
- mult at th Hotel de Ville, Cabel stigmatized
: Lamartine as a-tneilor to the republic. ' La-
j&Brfiu'a" withdrew, and, having consulted
- with' kia colleagues, orders to arrest Cube!
were ided in the. course of the evening.
There can be uo -doubt that the whole affair
, bild to strengthen materially the moder-
farty n the Provisional Government.
'W "unlimited" circular, published in
Paris, on Saturday last, In the name of M.
Ledru-Rollin, contributed very greatly to in
dispose th Parisians, td countenanoe the
communists. Its violent tendency rendered
the frame of M. Ledru-Rollin ,of unpopular
that he wa compelled te disavow its authen
ticity, and that it tad been, issaed from hi
department Without hi knowledge and sanc
tion, ft is evident that the sensible and mod
erate men of the Prerisienal Government,
have been secretly,' if ndt Openly, at variance'
wirirttarKrema ' partT7OH tBffMHMay
evening prevjou to. the Sunday s qemonStraf .
t jpn, high words took place between M. Mar
rast and M. Ledru-Rollin in the Council. M.
Ledru-Rollin applied tho opprobrious term
fdeht, of wward,' to IM.'Marrast, -whom'he
accused of betraying his principles; M. Mar
rast followed this up by a blow ; he struck
M. Ledru-Rollin, and the other members in
terfered and prevented further violence. In
deed, it is openly asserted that the plot of
Blanqui and Caber, on the Sunday, which so
signally failed, was favored,' if not concerted
by the extreme party in the Provisional Go
vernment, which, if it be true, must lead to
its speedy re-construction. . . , '
Thus stood matters on Monday. On that
evening Blanqui harangued his club, inciting
them, in the most violent language to arm
aud Overthrow the Government." Ho invited
the people to pay no more taxes, to raise the
wages of the workmen, to five franks per day
and compel the rich to minister to the wants
of the sick and aged proletarians tho 1 new
classical name for the "shirtless" Commissa
ries were appointed to come to an under
standing with a vast number of other clubs
who advocate similar principles. It is now
evident that the contest between tho moder
ate clubs and the more violent antagonists
has fairly ' commenced. Tho rappel was a
gain beaten on the morning of Tuesday, the
18ih. Vast numbers of national guards were
kept under arms during several hours, per
haps with a view to weory them out, and the
whole capital was kept in a continual state of
terror and confusion. It was stated that both
Blanqui and Cubet were arrested by order of
the Government.' The report is put forth ac
tively that all the members of the Provision
al Government are now again on friendly
terms, and that all differences have ceased.
But whilst secret arrests of the communists
are taking place in different parts of Paris,
it is idle to count upon the permanence of
tranquility of a single day.
The procession took 8 hours in passing any
given point in the line of march. The great
est enthusiasm prevailed, and the most kindly
dispositions were manifested towards the
troops, the National Guards and the Provis
Up to the hour of post the greatest tran
quility prevailed. There was no probability
of that tranquility being interrupted, and it
is considered that the demonstration will
strengthen, immensely, tha power of the
moderate members of the Provisional Govern
It was reported on Sunday evening that a
courier had arrived from the seat of war in
Italy, with intelligence of on immortal victo
ry said to have been gained by Radetzky.
Great apprehensions wero entertained in Vi
enna in consequence or a meeting of opera
tives, which was to have been held on Sun
The basis of the new Austrian constitution
has just been published. It is as follows:
All the provinces are constituted into one
body, with the exception of Hungary, Cro
tia, Sclavonia, Siebenberger and for the pre
sent the Italian provinces. The division of
tha Empire shall remain as it exists at pre
sent. The person of the Emperor is sacred
and inviolable. The Emperor lias full power
over the land and sea forces, and the right of
making war or peace.
Treaties of every description with foreign
powers can only be made with the sanction
of the two Houses of Parliament. The at
tribute of mercy and the right of bestowing
rewards belong to the Emperor, but mercy
cannot be extended .to the ministers without
the sanction of the Parliament.
The laws are to be administered publicly
in open courts, by verbal pleadings, and tri
als to be by jury. The judges will be ap
pointed for life. All projects of laws are to
be proposed as well as sanctioned by the Em
peror. The Emperor will assemble the Par
liament annually, and he must call them to
gether at stated intervals. He has the right
to prorogue and dissolve them. Freedom of
religion, speech, the pre.?, petition and pub
lic meetings, is granted to every citizen, sub
ject to future laws.
The Austrian government has ordered the
Jesuits to quit Pintz. This step has given
considerable satisfaction to the Roman Catho
Aaetrlaa Italf .
The advices from Milan announce that the
Sardinian troop have gained some advanta
ges over the Austrians at the bridge of Goito,
and it was at first stated that 2000 Austrian
prisoners had fallen into the hands of the
Piedmontese. It appears, however, that this
statement was greatly exaggerated, and that
the number of prisoners really made did not
The King of Sardinia, Charle Albert, ha
established hi head quarters, since the last
engagement, at Volta, on the right bank of
the Mincio. A part of the army, however, oc
cupies the left- bauk. Notwithstanding the
hitherto rapid success of the Piedmontese
army, it i yet far from certain whether
Charles Albert will be able to drive the Auv
trians from the strong position they have ta
keu np on the line of the Adige. With the
almost impregnable fortresses of Mantua and
Verona on his line, Raditoky, with effective
support, may offer a determined front to hi
enemy; but if he should be driven from this
point of vantage, and i compelled to ascend
the Adige through the Tyrol, the whole of
Lombardy may be deemed lost to Austria,
nor could she, even by the advance of a sec
ond army, hope to regain the lost provinces:
But military opinions by no means tend to
die believe that RadiUky will be so easily
extruded.' . ' ... i i v
The Gaietia Piedmonts, of the ISth int.,
announce officially that on the 9th the 4 us.
RTTNRTTRY AMERICAN AND SHAMOKIN
trians still held a position on the right bank
of the Mincio, from Borghetta to Montamba
bo, but seeing the Piedmontet troops .dvance
toward the former of these place., they re
tired to the left bin and Immediately blew
lip the bridge over which they had passea
i General BrooUa, who commanded the
ond corps of Piedmontese, under Oen. Sonnai,
ilenced by his artillery the enemy' battery,
which; oocapiedj Mowle.'.l VaJeggio,' on tM
left bank, reconstructed the bridge, and hav
ing Sro'Seed The Wef, put the" Austrian W
fligrjt -Tne Qjwntmiiw,of Turin, of the 11th,
adds that immediately trie Austrian took to
night. ,r ... .
. The Patria if the 17th say A letter from
Venioe, which has Just arrived, states that
Verona has'beett taken by PiedmOfltese army.
The news is since confirmed by the latest ac
counts., .;), i'i ...,:.) ! ..' ! J'!-
, Twelve hundred Venetians have been de
feated at Montebello, near Vicenza, by a bo
dy of 600 Austrian infantry and cavalry.
The greater part of . the Venetians , were the
students who volunteered from Padua and
Venice. Many were killed. , , , ,
The Provisional Government at Milan are
by no means inactive; They have assumed
the title of Central Provisional Government of
Lombardy, dissolved , all the local govern
ments, and have invited deputies to regulate
and convoke the primary assemblies.., The
Neapolitans are rapidly marching northwards
to joiu the standard of Charles Albert, and
already considerable bodies of troops have ar
rived at head quarters. ,
. The King of Naples has published a proc
lamation declaring its adhesion to the unity
of Italy, and invites his subjects in the two
Sicilies to union and concord.
' Tuscany furnishes tho contingent force of
5000 men, who ore placed at the disposal of
Charles Albert. By the latest accounts, an
attack has been made upon Pescaiera by the
King of Sardinia. The attack was made by
the artillery, the garrison being expected to
surrender. The fortress, however, proved too
strong, aud after a harassing fire, which an
noyed the garrison, who returned a well di
rected fire, the King, after fruitlessly demand
ing the garrison to surrender, was compelled
to resume the position we have described.',
The croats have set fire to the village of
Cassel Neuva, containing two thousand in
habitants. They formed a cordon around it,
and the villagers were all burned to death,
uttering the most appalling shrieks.
Pramla. "' '
The Prussian Diet has been dissolved in
an undignified manner. The labor question
is the question of tho day ; and the work
men debate it at clubs and street corners.
Piece-work is proscribed short time and
high wages enforced. The provinces on the
Rhino are in an unquiet state, and the people
have attempted to stop the navigation of tha
river by steamboats. The prisoners at Co
logne, rebelled, on the 1 1th, and killed one of
the keepers with his own sword. The gnnrd
were compelled to fire on them before they
would disperse. At Posen, the Poles are in
arms and have erected entrenchments. A
battle was fought between Col. Lestock and
tha Polish population of Trzemeszno. At
Cracow, tho people demanded the dismissal
of all German officials.
It would be an endless task to ennmerate
the causes and incident of the present dis
turbances all over Germany. In Baden the
people threatened to rise to prevent the 8th
corps cf the Federal army entering the coun
try. In Hesse-Cassel they were by the last
account in open revolt. Everywhere the
fermentation is extreme. Unhappily one of
the most fertile causes of public discontent is
self-supporting, for these disturbances produce
a suspension of industry, and consequently
want, which again gives rise to more social
Hesse-Cassel. A formidable revolt oe.
curred at Cassel on the 6th instant, in conse.
quence of tha assemblage of a mob to insult
the late ministers, who are extremely unpopu
lar. Frankfort. At the sitting of the German,
io Diet, on the report of Ihe committee on
the affairs of Schleswig-Holstein being pre
sented, that body had decided upon the fol
lowing resolutions;!. That in case the
Danish troops shall not cease hostilities, and
evacuate tho Duchy of Schleswig, it will be
necessary to compel them so to do, in order
to protect tha right of Holstein, whose union
with Si-hleswig must must be enforced by
the confederation. 2. That the Diet being
convinced that thay shall obtain tho surest
guarantee of this union by the incorporation
of Schleswig with the Germanic confedera
tion, the Prussian Government be invited to
offer its mediation to effect this object. 3.
That tho Diet acknowledge the Provisional
Government of Schleswig-Holstein, and that
the former enforce its rights to tho Duchy,
in the name of that country ; but that it shall
first wait the mediation of the Prussian Go
vernment. The latter shall protect the mem
ben of the said Provisional Government and
From the North of Germany we have sad
accounts of an incendiary insurrection in the
kingdom of Saxony, which the Government
have not as yet been able to put down.
Dcaawrk aaa HaUlala.
The accounts received from the contineut,
day after day, tend more and more to com
plicate the unfortunate event which have oc
curred in Holstein and Sohlewig, with re
gard to the misunderstanding at present ex
isting between these duohie and their sover
eign, the King of Denmark, a well a to
threaten meat seriously the peace of Europe.
The whole of the German confederation is
compromised by the injudicious first act of
the King of Prussia, and are called upon to
take up arm against Denmark. Oh the aide
of Denmark no actual collision ha yet taken
place, except, between the Danish 'troop
and the insurgent Schleswig-Holateiner.
Correspondence from Rendsburgof the 14th
inat mention a report that a skirmish had
taken place at Windbyk, and that forty Dine
had been made prisoner.
A Danish loopf-war appeared off Swine
munde, on the Itth instant, but ha hitherto
committed no hostilities, although the alarm
caused by her arrival ha induced the authori
tie to remove the buoy from the channel,
and te close tho harbor with a chain. . ' ,
The King propose the election of a secret
committee of the States, to be composed of
twelve member. Three of the four State
have already proceeded to this election ) the
only one which ha not nominated Its three
member la the clergy." o ; f
' ...Henrer - . . -
. "The French revolution will hare a aerkn
effect on th tmde'of this country, a of Jate
year double the quantity of deal sent to
England jiave (been hipped, to France arid
ail orders ; the loss, therefore, will be most
rithe accounts (Ol ,th i movement of the
troops are uncertain and contradictory. . The
Russian Government is dojing every possi
ble measure of defenca, and with every tot'
bearance. The military reinforcement de.
manded by, Prinoe PaskicwiUth ha arrived,
and set off for the frontier, i 100,000 are td
follow, if necessity should require it War
saw is perambulated by patrols, but it pre
sents more of the life of A carnival than of, a
scene of war. , Every where strain of lively
music resound, because the Pole expect their
deliverance, by Germany, and hope to secure
it by remaining quiet to the end. ' -;
n We have received intelligence from Calcut
ta to tho 7th. and Bombav . to thel5th of
March. . The paper are almost wholly devoid
of political intelligence. India is tranquil
throughout,;. ..., i , . , . t.
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ftATURDAY, MAY 13, 148.
II. B. MASSES, Edltar awl PraarlrUr. .
K. W. CARR. Onn hniMinf, N. E. Cwner rt t ami'
D x-k utrwu, Philadelphia, it rcrnlarlv nlhoriznl to receive
advertisement and ubKripUoiui fur this pnper, and receipt
for the same.
Fr Caaal CMraltarrt
Of Westmoreland County.
ttJ" The person who took away a wheel
barrow from before this office, is requested
to return it without delay. A word to the
fXF"Tire Sunbury FERRY.-The rates oftoll
have been reduced 25 per cent at this ferry.
Travellers towards the West from Sunbury,
save two or three miles by crossing here. -Messrs.
Speece and Lenhart are as skillful
and obliging as any one can wish.
rX7" Srg ars.-To those who indulge in this
oothin luxury, we can recommend the
ripe and fragrant principes of Messrs. Clem
ent & Haas. They are peculiarly rich and
such as can not often be found in this part
of the country.
Lt- Beware op Dogs. Dos are very
faithful and useful animals ; but this town
contains too many of them. We would
beg leave to suggest to the council, with an
eye to the great prevalence of hydrophobia,
to impose such restrictions on their natu
ral liberty as are necessary and expedient
for the general advantage of the public.
Palo Alto. On Monday the younger
pupil of our school celebrated the anni
versary of this battle, in the neighboring
field and wood, under the guidance of their
teachers. We have no doubt the laurels
they gathered were quite as bright in their
eyes as those earned by our gallant Army
in the bloody fields of Palo Alto.
"I never see a young man seeking for of
fice as a mean of support, without pity ;
for poverty in old age is certain to be his
The above is extracted from a letter writ
ten to a friend by a distinguished Senator of
the United State. He has risen to his
present station purely by his own exertions,
and it is the first office he has received
from the people. The Americans have
been accused of too high a veneration for
the Almighty dollar. Be this as it may,
there is another pursuit in which they are
quite m zealous the pursuit of office.
Any one who has been at Washington city
at the opening of a new session of Congress
or inaugeration of a President, could not
but have remarked the numbers and rapaci
ty of those who were in search of some
official employment. Nor ia there a ne
cessity for us to travel ao far ; even in our
own State, one is astonished at the number
of persons presenting themselves to the Jf o-
ple, for their tufrrage, at each election
A far greater number there are whose de
Ire it a yet unexpressed, but whose eager
inward longing for distinction of this kind i
evident in theit action. We do not wish
to be understood as censuring those who
are applying for office. Thi is farthest
from our thoughts.' They maTiave a lau
dable ambition to gratify, a' praiseworthy
wish to assist in promoting trie general wel
fare. The law must be administered add
the people can certainly select those from
the many who are competent to administer
them.- But it is tp'thoee who from the first
moment of their majority, and inlnany in
stance before' they have attained' majority,
enter the arena of' polecat life, that we
would say a word or (wo. There is no oc
cupation from the pulpit to the street weep
er which is not quite as honorable a that of
the office hunter, A young man can se
cure the esteem and respect of the world in
no manner better than by strict attention to
hit trade or profession. Jntegriy
duttry will always Secure an honorable po
sition. Competency. If not Wealth. Ji ure
to accompany them. "Perseverance in. an
upright course always leads to (Wiinerjce.
Yet how often is it that young men neglect
business to gratify a morbid craving for offi
cial distinction. Nor is ambition the onlf
incentive. A situation where the labor is not
commensurate with the compensation jia
powerfuf diairns; ; 1 They ' jfbrgei nhai it ts
not permanent, and that habit of indolence,
and perhaps Habits of dissipation, thus form
ed wUl cling to them like the tunic of Nes-
usi. They will again bci obliged to resume
tW orrimjtit yusfriw' jfjfitted by loWjn.
BCtjYity, from pursning.tviS'wn Vgr ;,' ew
of the many candidates faf political f"ors
re suicessfj!. 11 Many waste their tirm? find
money vainly seeking Softer fin elevation de
pendent on the breath of popular applausd.
Their morals are debased by the' chicanery,
a'rirj hypocracy in which they are, forced to
participate. , Health , is ruined, in many
cases, by intemperance so consequent to
this pursuit, . Habits of idleness' are con
tracted. And the noon of life often find
them reduced to poverty, and very fortu
nate if possessors of even an untarnished
reputation.. How is it that men will fol
low a course in which the prizes ore so
few, the blanks so numberless! why do
they prefer the evanescent honor of official
distinction to the lasting respect of the com
munity in which they live to the reputa
tion which the honest and industrious will
build up, slowly it may be, but surely, and
which will make their name remembered
after the grave has closed on them, not for
tho number of benefits they have received
from the public, but for the good they have
quietly dispensed among their neighbors
the kind offices they have performed to
wards those who needed kindness. The
great and good John Quincy Adams, who
enjoyed the highest honors the partiality of
the people could give, has often declared,
"that if he had his life to live 'over, he
would confine himself to his law-office in
stead of following the troublesome life of a
LATER FROM MEXICO.
NO HOPES OF PEACE!
Return of Mr. Trist and General Cailualader.
Wo have the following interesting intelli
gence from the Picayune of the 30th ult
The steamships Augusta and Virginia left
Vera Cruz on Saturday, April 22il. The Au
gusta came up to town, while the Virginia
was obliged to come to anchor fifteen miles
below the city.
uen. laawauicr ana Mr. inat came over
passengers on the Virginia, and will no doubt
come up to town this morning.
we understand Hint me impression was
that the Court of Inquiry would not adjourn
for three weeks, and that Gen. Scott would
await its adjournment. The Star, of the 15ih
says that he is in fine health.
Tha burden of the editorial articles in tho
Star is that there is yet no quorum of Con
gress at Queretaro. It is obvious from the
oiars reueraieu complaints tnat there is
great fear lest no quorum should meet at all.
We gather some miscellaneous intelligence
from the Vera Cruz papers : '
A train arrived at Vera Cruz on the 17th
ult., from the city of Mexico on the 7th.
Gen. Cadwalader and Mr. Trist, framer of
the treaty, accompanied tho train. On the
road, near Passa la Vcgo, a Mexican reported
to the commander of the escort that he had
been robbed of some mules, and stated that
the robbers were in the chapparel. Lieut.
Hawkins dismounted ten of his men and
started in search of tho ruffians, and shortly
afterwards returned with them, having sur
prised and taken them in the most admira
ble manner. They are now in custoJy
A grand banquet was given in Vera Cruz
the evening of the 16ih inst.. by the French
residents and others, in honor of the revolu
tion in France. The Americans were to cel
ebrate the same glorious event on the 2 2d
The Free American remains of opinion that
there is little prospect of Peace. On the 19th
its language is :
"We announced, a few days ago, that we
had conversed with a gentleman from Mex
ico, who was of opinion that the members of
Congress would not vote for the treaty, as
ratified at Washington. We have since seen
two letters from influential men, one at Que
retaro and the other at Mexico, who coincide
with the opinion of the gentleman in question
Another letter says that should the members
of Congress violate the constitution of Mexi
co by ceding any part of the territory, the
same members will have to ask the United
States to leave a force of several thousand
men to keep order iu tio Republic, The
writer i of opir;ou that o won a the Ame
rlcan troops will embark for the United States
the Government will be overthrown, and
new cause for war will be given to the Uni
ted State by the turbulent people of this
We regret to learn that General Kearney
has been seriously ill at Vera Cruz ; at the
same time We rejoioe that he wa pronoun
ced out of danger and eouvalescent'at last
accounts, i ...
j The State "of Mexico gives iu voice for
Gen. Herrera as President, he reoeiving 15
out of 164 vote. i ,
There wa a caucus of the members of
Congress present at Qtoeretaro on the 10th
mat., at wtoch resolution were adopted to
prevenr members then present from after
wards absenting themselves, and to fill one
or two seats made vacant by promotion or
otherwise. - It appeared that bat few mem
ber were then wanting to form a quorum
but this is an old story. , . . . f, ;
- There are 1,000 Mexican troops situated in
Queretaro, and-yet eh the ISth inst. a dili
genee was attacked within half a mile of tha
sity by eight t men. : They fired apoa th
passengers, but the latter showed fight and
killed one of the robbers. The passengers
returned to town, however, lest the should
be again attacked. ' i
The-Monitor Reptibllcano of the 14th say
that on (he 7th, pen. Sustamente wnt at tha
villoge of Dolores with a party f his division
while another portion had gone against the
Indians of the village of Xichu, an insurrec
tion of whom had become formidable. They
naa un auaaciij, so oonnaem were iney in
meimombertrw "sack the J Village of Sail
Plego del piscocho.j i i i ni r,'Ja f
Correspondence of the New York Tribune
PAT AND EXPENSES OF CONGRESS.
. .WAsniiioTOK, Aprd 80, '48...,.
There must be radical reform in Congress
and the best members concur in the opinion
that tha reduction of the pay is indispensable
I have no hope without, ; Here are gather
ed a creat number of real men of busines
lawyers in obj practice merchants, manu
Welttrtiri,1 extensivf ,fn,eT9 and thrifty .far
mors, whd earnestly uesife tnf "Vvv 1
li.:S?8s shall be promptly ' despntclieu so 5
to allow tnt3 M g homo and attend to theirs.
But there is another cass .oisy jf uot num
erous, and enabled by the preset ?ule8 of
the House to control its proceeding, to WnolH
Washington is a Paradise 7 who live higher,
drink freer, are of more consequence, and
get more money here than they ever did or
ever will anywhere else. Many who here
pocket $56 per week and do tho nearest to
nothing for it that can well be conceived, and
would have to look very sharp to pick up t25
per week elsewhere. Now just so long as
the People will tolerate the present exorbi
tant rates of pay, this kind of Members will
spin out Session and prevent anything being
done. ' And the fault is not so much in their
necessities, their covetousness or their shift
lessness of the People who will not enforce
the remedy. ' ;
1 be mileage is a still less excusable abom
ination. Texas' sends hither two Senators
and two Representatives, who receive in ad
dition to their pay, some $2.5000 each every
session for merely coming here and going
away again, (I would sooner pay them twice
the money to stay away) 810,000 in all for
travelling expenses which are not actually
3 1,000. Arkansas will take $6,000 out of the
Treasury this year merely for the travel of
her Senators. When we come to have mem
bers from Oregon and California, we shall
have to negotiate a loan expressly to pay the
mileage of tho members.
Nobody pretends to justify itiix, arid yet it
defies every effort to reform it. A member
starts up from Bangor, and comes here in
some two days and a half, paying some $25
and pocketing $250 clear profit. Coming
from Galena or Chicago, or Natchez, or Li'
lie Rock, he will clear from 75 to $150 per
day, lounging on a steamboat and living like
a prince, or takes thu cars at Auburn iu the
morning, has a capital night's sleep on the
North River, and awakes in New York, lr.iv
ing in one day cleared over $120. Djcs any
body imagine that thoso who make money
like this will carefully watch ih-i Trens n y
against the inroads of others?
Large Immigration. One thousand ami
thirty-eight immigrant passengers arrived at
Boston on Friday last, from various countries
in Europe. The vessels from Ireland had
much sickness' on board, and many of th"
passengers had to be taken immediately to
the Hospital. On board the Dutch ships the
possangers were in good health. The differ
ence is attributed to the captains of the re.
spectivo vessels compelling the passengers to
Arrival or Gem. Cadwalader. The ex.
press news to-day, announces the arrival at
New Orloans of Gen. Cadwalader. Ha will
probably be at Philadelphia in a day or two.
The preparations for his reception will have
to be made speedily.
Very Late and Intercstino vrom Call
roRMA. Intelligence from California as late
as the 20th of March has been received. The
New Orleans Time has a long letter giving
an aecouut of the military and naval opera
tions on tho Pacific. The Cayne, Copt. Du
pont, went to San Jose to relieve Lreut. Hey
wood, shut up by the guerrillas. An engage
ment ensued. The Mexicans were defeated
with considerable loss. Lieut. Col. Burton,
at San Jose, had received a re-inforccment of
one hundred and fifty men from Upper Cali
fornia from the New York regiment, and had
marched upon San Antonio, taken the place,
killing a number of the enemy and taking
many priooners ; also retaking the American
officers and men that had been in confine
ment for months. Theae released were Pas
sed Midshipman Duncan, of Ohio, and War
ley, of South Carolina, with the men under
Report say that Commodore Jone intend
taking Tiper, by order from our government.
Com. Selfridge ha sailed for the United
Who shall bt Register and Recorder !
If the wishe of the democratic Vote'rs of
the Mahonoy were onsulte.1, JOHN Pi
PURSELL of Sunbury would certainly reJ
cetve the nomination.' Air. Pursell is well
calculated to make a good and efficient offi.
cer. Hi democratic principle ' are well
known, and hi capability to discharge the
duties of the office unquestioned. We hope
nope be may succeed in obtaining the nomi
Foe the American.
ci ;it v..
Lays of sweet love at midnight' gentle time."
May is with us again, balmy and beau
tiful as ever, with the brightest moonlight
to display her loveliness in a softer garb af
ter the sun has drawn the curtain on hi
glories for the day, , We find the weet
ness of the nights irresistible, and. wander
about our grass clad streets long after the
majority of our quiet neighbors hare retir
ed, enjoying tnat sweetness.; Many 'queer
sight we see and strange adventure meet
with in these our nocturnal rambles, which,
though they do divert our eye momentarily
natural beautie that amply
tha distraction. A feW everiS
wt trolled1 aldng the river bank
carried to our ear what seemed to U,
of music, out which on nearer appt
proved a nondescript noise vibrating
tweena chorus of Thomas cats and
plaints of a young pig in distress, emanat
from the lips and fiddle of a romantic yo
percnea on a log m the ihade or the t
saw mill. He appeared to be nraetisin
song, but ceased before we came near
nough to distinguish the words, and v
instrument under hi arm, walked leisut
down street, so absorbed fa his own tn
tationj that he passed without observing
We followed him a quare or two until
clambered over the fence and took a
tion in the yard of a house on Broadw
He then took an accurate survey of one
two heavenly bodies and a latticed ,
dpw in the second, story, consulted
waicb ami a sheet of foolscap, and, a
sundry tain attempts to clear his throat
tune his fiddle, we heard most rjarmonioi
t!iu2ted ft"1 tnc following stanzas.
have writu-2 em frora memory
vouch for their correctness.
' The full moon's rays are falling fait
Upon the silver sea,
As fast as If they did'nt care
That they're not seen by the.
The lovely Venus looks on me,
That bright and beautious star,
As though she'd like your face to see
And so would I by gar
The balmy zephyrs fan your brow
.... Of marble, hid in curls,
" Softer and fairer, 1 will trow,
: Than any other girls."
"I wonder why
don't open the shutter and let me know
hears me ? Wha if she is not awake ! ;
here I am wasting all my best poetry w
out any one to hear it. If I repeat th
perhaps she may be awake' and suppa
have no more left. Here goes again :
"Jane ! your eyes are brighter far
Than all the diamonds in the soutl
Lighter than is the sunshine are,
Tho smiles that play around )
Thy voice is sweet as Angel's tone,
Thy locks aro like soft threads (
And round and graceful is thy rune,
As though it were of Heaven's t
As he closed the (train, the wind
opened slowly and a white night-cap loc
..4 ...:.... mi 1 . 1
uvn me nuiuuw sin, ami me eyeg
neath the cap peared anxiously about he
yard until they fell upon our hcr-. im
mediately the night-cap withdrew and its
owner cried in an agitated voice to some
one within, 'Liz ! Liz ! get up quick ;
there's soma mat here gettin'mur h red.
He howl.'d dreadful awhile ago, ail now
he is a groanin' shocking right under our
window." And again putting out her
head, she inquired very feelingly of our
am'tteur. "Poor man, are you much hurl ?"
This was too much for his nerves, lie made
a dead set at the fence, cleared it at a bound,
and the last we saw of him was his coat
tails cutting curious caper on the wind as
he disappeared over the Railroad.
TO THE ELKCTORS OF NORTHUMBER
FELLOW CITIZENS : Enronrs.H by ma
n V nf mv IWeftili. I mindfully offer my.
lf a randiilale for tha otfiea of
REG I ST Kit AND KKCOUDF.R,
and Clerk ofthe Orphans' Court,
At the approaching elrrtion. Should I b-
or-il wiih insjniily of your votr. I will soar
no tiertiont to render u-iietal tatitfact on.
Delaware towntbip, May 13, 1846.
Estate of Isaac Taasyckel.
V OTICE it hreby c""n. that letters of Ad
i ' miniatration. wiih the will anneied, ha
hern (ranted to the eiibaeriber, on the relate of
loaac Vaiivckel, d-c'd. lata of Cppr Aocuita
townh p. Northumberland count jr. All peiaon
knowing themselves indebted to said etater
aiyl aurb Ibat hare any claim acainat tha same,,
ara berewilb railed upon to setlla their accounts
without delay. JOHN HAUGtUWOUT.
May 11, 1848 6t
CHEAP HEW GOODS.
John W. Friling,
RESPECTFULLY informs bis friend and
roatomers. that be baa juet received and
np-urd a splendid aMMtmeot of, GOODS, (onais
Groceries, Hardware, Quetntware, tc.
The public are iavitrd to call and eiamine for
SuiitMi'y, May . 18t9-tf
rTHE subscriber hsr'ebir r,ive ioWce', thai bt.
X baa ptHvhaard the folfoww articlee. at Coo-,
sublet safe, 00 I be 1lb and -llh, ot.Ajiril taat, ,
old at the pcojwrly "of ' Adam '.Wolfahg ,ani
wSicbbe bat loaned ,tq ihe taid Adtm, until b
aera proper o 'remove lb tarn vis I
, I while ipotted Cow.
1 bruidla Cow.
1 art t nf Harnett. ' J i : ' ,
My 6, l18-3t. JACOB SEEoHdLTZ.
THE tubtciiber etves node that be bat par.
cbated the tolTowinj article at Caattable
tale, a tha ITlb aad 4ih of April last, said at
tha property of Adam Wolfgang and wbieb b
baa loaned ta tb taid Adam, sntil b taat prop,
r te remov tb ttm vis :
f do 1 a.M ,
3 Pigs IM
- 8 do '- l.t
I Ceir.l I SO
I da S.84 - -
I'd -i .." .
Waggon ' 14.60
4 terea Rye. ntort ar tea 479
10 W - da 1S..S.
' 8 acre Wheat, aaart oe let !,.
8 do Bye. , do ,0,
I Wkeelearraw " 48 ..
1 . HENRY MA8SXR,
fMay 8, 184891.