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    fFror J" N - Picayune, 7th ittst J
Pronwwm,nl f fendtoPTOgrtU of tht
fotlutionSiiiuri of tht Mint at Guana
totaThi St. Patrick Legion setting upon
the CanductaA Motional Convention tallti
byPartdu. I.
By the hip Coustantine, Capt. Smith, we
have received our c6rrnpo;,dence and papei
from the eitjr of Mexico to the 24th of June.
The news is impirtant to those who take an
interest in Mexican politico, but we moat be
brief. We commence with ft translation of
the letters of our correspondent :
Correspondance of the Picayune.)
Mexico, June 24, 1848.
Tim revolution, or rather the pronnnda
' mnfo of Paredes, is developing itself day by
day. The troops sent by the Government,
under the command of Gens. Minon, Busta
mente and Pedro Corlizar, against the pro
nunciados, are deserting as fact as they come
in presence of the insurgents. But one hope
remained to the Government to extinguish
thfl revolutionary fever which has attacked
the greater part of the Republic ; orders Iwve
been issued by Gen. Arista, Minister of Wan
to shoot at once every superior officer who
may be. taken with arms in his hand. But
let the Government do what it will; it is lost.
The Republic is nmiin delivered over to the
most complete anarchy.
You will find in El Monitor of this day the
plan of Paredes, which has so long been anx
iously looked for. tt is signed by three hun
dred officers, of all ranks. We have just
learned, too, from the first sources that Pare
des has taken possession of the mint at Guan
ajuato, from which he has drawn 600.000
for the expenses of the troops under his com
mand. The advanced guard of Paredes, command
ed by Jarauta, has entered Queretaro, where
they have added to their supply of arms and
money. By the last diligence Irom the in
terior we learn that there was a slisrht skir-
mirth between the Government troops and the J
prominciados, ami that the latter had the bet
terof it.
! There was a runmr current yesterday that
the po.-it of the ' Foreign National Guard"'
was to be attacked by the Pino of Mexico,
who for a long while have only waited for an
opportunity of raising the standard of revolt,
and are now openly enlisted with he pronun
dados. The prompt rallying of two or three
hundred men belonging to this Guard pre
vented the execution of the plot. should
mention on passant, that this Guard was or
ganized solely with the view of maintaining
order in the city and providing for the public
security. We can now perceive, however,
that it has already exceeded these li-nits. It
has mixed itself up with the political ques
tions which divide the country, and takes the
part of the Government, and we know posi
tively that ils commander has made proposi
tions to the Government for mutual defence ! !
1 cannot repeat too often that Paredes is
but the echo uf the clergy. The clergy fs
strong and powerful. Its inclinations lean
towards a foreign prince upon the throne. Of
this no doubt can be entertained, and the in
tention will be canied out at whatever cost.
On the other hand, we have a strong party,
powerful in men of talents and very niimcr-
on, which prefer "foreign occupation, ''
whatever nation it may be. This party
however, has little money the nine qua mm
for the success of its plans. The Americans,
more than any other people, can take advan
tage of this slate of affairs, by embracing the'
opportunity now presented. This should "be
done before the most formidable foreign influ
ence which now prevails in Mexico can be
brought to bear.
By another letter from this correspondent
we learn that the condiuta of specie from
Queretero for the capital had at last reached
its destination in safety, to the infinite gratifi
catiod of the foreign commercial houses to
which tho money was consigned. It was e8.
corted by the St. Patrick Legion, who pro
tected it very faithfully till they reachad Tu
la, about fifteen leagues from Mexico, when
they took it into their heads to lay their hands
upon ij, upon some pretext of unrequited ser
vice. Word reached Mexico of the proceed
ing, and troops were at once, despatched to
prevent the consummation of the scheme.
Precisely how it was thwarted we are not
old not by force, we feel assured but the
noney did nt last reach Mexico, as we have,
tated above, to th infinite relief of the Pre
ident, who is said to have been in the uf
lost distress while the safety of the money
ras doubtful.
Correspindenca of the Public Ledger
Hi Pennsylvania Volunteers Lieut t. Hare
anil Dutton again Payment of the Yolun
leers Pittsbiro, July 14, 1848.
fter I closed my letter yesterday, Lieuts.
tton and Hare, of thu Second Pennsylvania
imant, arrived here, and took lodgings at
Merchant's Hotel. The Hppearance of
ir names upon the hooks of that house, of
rse, attracted some attention, while the
i themselves became the objects of much
ark. The landlord, at first, scarcely knew
cause of this littlo excitement, but on
ing to his regiMer discovered the secret,
immediately addressed a polite note to
Jistinguished gentlemen, requesting them
ek other quarter, which they did. It is
y these men will thus obtrude them-
in public places, and court a notoriety
h cannot but pive them pain. On the
in coming up from New Orleans, they
dismissed from several boats as soon as
jrere discovered and known, and yet
larade their names and titles as if they
returning from the war with all the
t due heroes. It would be wiser in
'.o change their names, diveat them
of every appearance of having served
dco, and to seek some quiet corner in
tat West, where they anight, by good
t, force their way to the esteem and
nee of new friends.
i Anna's brother and secretary arrive J
Orleans oa the Sth,. from Bermuda,
i (or Vera Cruz.
rep fit poaches thw acasou promises
usual abundant. i
M. B. MASKER, Editor seal Frearleter.
W. CARR. Ban building, N. E. Comer of M and
etreete, PklMMphn, in regularly atrtborieed to receive
rtieemema and eubarriptiona for lata paper, and receipt
edvertiaemeiiU i
for the
i of Michigan.
of Kentnrky.
Far Canal Cemealaateaier I
of Westmoreland County.
We are indebted to the Hon. James
Pollock, for a valuable public document.
!E7" The canvass for the Presidency will be
conducted with more decorum and less vio
lence than usual, this fall. The candidates
are men of most unexceptionable private
character. In public life they have both been
distinguished, and their conduct has been
above reproach. Gen. Cass and Gen. Butler,
have both distinguished themselves as Mili
tary men and yet both are eminent for their
civil qualifications. Gen. Cass, particularly,
occupies a high position as a statesman.
Against Gen. Taylor no good democrat will
say one word. His good judgment, his hon
esty and integrity, as well as his distinguished
services, have often been acknowledged and
extolled by the democracy of Pennsylvania.
Thne who prefer Gen. Gass on account of
,js democracy, may nevertheless entertain
the warmest feelings for Gen. Taylor.
Hrti'Rnino VotVNTRKRs. The fol
lowing companies of the 2d Pennsylvania Re
giment arrived at Pittsburg on Tuesday last.
The Wayne Guards, Capt. McKennan; The
Columbia Guards, Capt. Frick ; The Reading
company, Capt. Loeser, and the Cameron
Guards, Capt. Williams. This detachment of
the regiment, is under the command of Lieut.
Col. Brindle of Lycoming county. The citi
zens of Danville are making great prepara
tions to receive the Columbia Guards, now
commanded by Capt. Frick. This company
have with them the remains of Capt. Wilson
their former captain, who died in Mexico.
Dv The election of a Governor imposes a
new duty on the democrats this fall. The
discrepancy between the constitution and the
act of Assembly, will not be serionsly urged.
Governor Johnston will be in Harrisburg in a
few days. He will, it is said, issue a procla
mation immediately for an election. Jfis
whig friends at Harrisburg are in favor of
this course.
A large number of candidates are already
named as the successors of Gov. Shunk. The
Harrisburg Keystone contains a list ot nearly
sixty persons recommended.
The names most prominent are Win. Big,
ler of Clearfield ; Judge Eld red of Dauphin ;
Monis Longstroth, our present Canal Com
missioner ; Gen. Keiin of Reading. In addi
tion we also find thu names of Judge Bell of
Chester ; James Buchanan and Judge Champ
neys of Lancaster ; Lewis Dewart of this
county ; Judge Anthony nnd Win F. Packer
of Lycoming. We have no idea who the
Convention will most probably select. We
trust that this body will choose a candidate
who will be enabled to unite the entire
strength of the democratic party.
Zy Wm. M Meredith, Esq Among the
distinguished members of the Bar, attending
the Supreme Court, now in session at this
place, was Wm. M. Meredith, Esq., of the
Philadel phia Bar. On Tuesday and Wednes
day last he was engaged in - arguing an im
portant case. Rose's appeal, from Susque
hanna County. Mr. Meredith, has the repu
tation of being at the head of the Bar in Phi
ladelphia, and most probably justly so, if we
may be allowed to judge by his argument in
the above case. It was a splended speci
men of forensic eloquence, brief, but com
prehensive, occupying about forty minutes in
ils delivery. 11 in powers of condensation, or
rather concentration, were such, that he
seemed to embrace the whole, as it were, in
a nut t-hell. Not a word was out of place,
ond every sentence was full and effective,
bearing with great force on the leading fea
tures of the case. His manner is impressive.
his language chaste, and his sentences so
well arranged, that if reported verbatim,
they might pass for the most finished compo
sition, with but little altoration.
Pv A boat containing the committee of
reception, and a large number of persons pas
sed opposite this place, on Friday morning,
to meet the Danville Company, at Duncans
Island, on its return from Mexico.
(TT" The Democratic Club held a meeting
on Thursday evening. Speeches were made
by Isaac Slenker and Geo W. Youngman,
7" Governor Shunk at the last dates,
was gradually sinking. He cannot last many
days longer.
3y The meeting of the Barnburners in
New York, the Herald says, ended in a great
row between the Hunkers and themselves.
K? The Senate Committee on the slave
ry question, will probably report a bill with
out either the Wilmot Proviso, or Missouri
O" A MmcaT. Whether the postage
law, in relation fo newspapers, passed both
Houses of Congress, is involved iu a cloud of
mj.tery. A member of Congress informed
us that he thought it had, but was not Mr
tain. Members may probably bare their
memories refreshed at another election.
, 7" The Bradford Reporter has not taken
down (he flag of Cass and Butler, at least our
copy ef the 19th, had no such alteration.
ttv" Fin at WitKMAaai. A correspon
dent from Wilkesbarre, has furnished us with
the particulars of several alarming fires in
that town, the work of incendiaries. We
hare since teen a letter from that place, sta
ting that the Catholic Church had been strip
ped by the Catholics and that it is now aur
posed that arms had been concealed in It,
for the purpose of rescuing a prisoner con
fined in Jail for murder. '.:)
" O" The Barnburners have had a large and
enthusiastic meeting at New York, as will be
seen by the following account of the proceed
ings. They declare their attachment to the
democratic party, but do not consider Gen.
Cass fairlv nominated. This division of the
party, will of course, give the-etate of New
York to Gen. Taylor.
New Yorr, July 18, 10 o'clock, P M.
An enthusiastic meeting of the Barnburn
era was held in the Park this evening, at
which about 5000 persons were in attendance
Stephen Allen presided, assisted by 108 Vice
Presidents, and 36 Secretaries.
The address was read amid much enthu
siasm,' and the resolutions adopted by accla
mation. The resolutions declare that they
adhere to the Democratic party, but that the
Baltimore Convention was a fraudulent pro.
ceeding, and therefore they repudiate its
nominee, Gen. Cass. They declare that Gen.
Taylor is not experienced enough to be trust
ed with the Executive power.
They ratify Van Buren's nomination, and
declare that Congress has the power to pro.
hibit slavery in the new territories, but not to
interfere with slavery in the States. They
denounce Messrs. Dickinson and Bright ;
they declare themselves in favor of giving
the public lands to actual settlers ; say that
Government ought to improve the rivers and
harbors; rejoice over peace and deplore the
war, and admire the spirit and earnest solici
tude of the Buffalo Convention, in endeavor-
ing to advance freedom and secure its tri
A band of music was in attendance
meeting adjourned about 9 o'clock.-
While the meeting was in session, Mike
Walsh collected a crowd in front of the Hall
of Records, and addressed them from the
steps. He denounced the Barnburners, Whigs,
and everybody not like himself. The assem
bly soon broke up.
Jcrx.E Lewis in an opinion published
in the American Law Journal, has decided
that a devise by a husband to his widow, of
all his real and personal property, provided
she did not marry again, is a condition in re
straint of Marriage and therefore void and
that the second marriage of the widow did
not divest her estate.
K7 We have no desire to prolong a useless
controversy with the Miltonian useless be
cause we cart hardly expect to convert the
editors to a course of honest and fair dealing
Their quibbling and perversion, can have but
little effect, except probably with a few who
have no higher ambition than to read the
Miltonian. We presume no one .ever found
fault with the editors for publishing commu
nications from democrats. Yet, for some
sinister purpose, they would create an im
pression that we had done so.
(TTT" A writer in the Union Times, recom
mends our old friend Capt. Hummel as a
candidate for the Legislature in that county.
The Captain is of the true grit, and pluck to
the back bone.
The Baltimore Clipper withdraws its fa-J
vorable opinion of the great calculating pow
ers of Deshong. The editor says he has
found him out to be an arrant humbug!
Spirit of the Times.
dT" Deshong was here a few weeks since,
and exhibited, in himself, some wonderful
powers of calculation. He could add up a
column of figures, a page in length, almost
in an instant. This faculty we do not be
lieve he can impart. He undertook to teach
us the art, but we were satisfied that it Was not
the means by which he arrived at the result,
and told him so. He said he would send us
a book that would explain the modus operan
di. We predicted that he would do no such
thing, and our predictions have been verified.
We concur in opinion with the Clipper, that
he is an arrant humbug.
Correspondence of the American
Wii.kesbarre, Pa., July 17, 1848.
H. B Masser, Esq. I take the liberty of
informing you of a great calamity which has
fallen upon our town, in the shape of fires.
On Saturday night about 13 o'clock a fire
broke out in the extensive stables attached
and belonging to Mr. Puterbaugh's tavern,
on the east side of the public square, which
was reduced to a heap of ashes, 10 or 13 fine
horses, cows, hogs, carriages, grain, oats and
hay, all destroyed in the flames. The back
parts of 4 or 5 houses including the Tavern,
dest royed . Puterbaugh's house nea rly dest roy
ed, Dr. Boyd, also, widow Overton and Mr.
Garretson and Mrs. Judge ScoU suffered se.
verely, not only iu their dwellings being so
dreadfully shattered, but their furniture and
household effects, burnt, broken and thrown
upon the public square. Such a scene of
distress and Iocs as was presented on Sunday
morning rarely occurs.
P. S. Another and more destructive fire,
about 13 o'clock on Sunday night broke out
in the stables attached, and owned by Mr.
Bacon, who keeps the Tavern the east side of
the publio square, and south side of Market
street, and directly opposite Mrs. Judge
Scott. The stables, lame Tavern. Helm's
large chair manufactory Tin manufactory,
Sloeum's Law office and brick dwelling, all
in ruins and ashes. The Jail was on fire sev
eral times, but by great exertions ir was
saved. A strong guard was posted in every
corner of the Jail, to prevent the rescue of
the Prisoners, 10 or 13 in number, one ac
cused of murder. 1 The stable had been set
on fire in three places by incendiaries, their
object being the reseue of the prisoners and
plunder. The distress and loss of property
is sickening. We are about 200 yards south
of the fire which is still burning in the cel.
lars.. I have been up and out nearly two
nights assisting in arresting the flumes. ,
Respectfully yours J. L. i
fiy The following are the resolutions pas
sed by the Democ ratio State Central Com
mittee convened at Harrisburg, on the 13th
mat., for the purpose of calling a convention
to nominate a candidate for Governor :
'. JUseiW, That, in common with our fellow
citisens throughout the Bute, the resignation
of Got. Srvmk, under the peculiar and 1m.
pressive elroumstanoee that have produced
it, has filled us with an awful sense of the
unsubstantial tenure of our hold on earth, and
that we deeply mourn the dispensation which
has deprived the State of his services. In
the spirit of a true patriot, whose heart beats
till its last pulsation reponsive to the cause
of popular freedom, he has, by this crowning
act of his life, and with-his parting breath,
sanctified the sacred principles which have
distinguished him through . a virtuous and
eminently useful career.
Resolved, That history will regard, as we
now do, the administration of Francis R
Shunk as one of the purest ablest, most use
ful, disinterested and patriotic, with which
our good Commonwealth has been favored,
and his voluntary relinquishment of the seals
of State was in beautiful harmony with the
long record of faithful service by which his
history has been signalized and adorned.
Resolved, That to fill the vacancy which
has been thus created in the Executive office
of Pensylvania, it is the duty of the Demo.
cratic paity, at the earliest practicable period
to present a candidate for the public suffrage
who, we trust, will be found a successor wor
thy of Francis R. Shck, and in every respect
able and willing to follow his illustrious ex
Resolved, That we recommend to the
Democratic citizens of the several counties,
to meet according to the usages of the party
in the respective counties and districts, and
appoint the usual number of delegates, to
meet iu State Convention at HARRISBURG,
on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30th, 1848, for
the purpose of nominating a candidate for
the oflice of Governor, to be supported by the
party at the ensuing election.
On motion of MrTPelouze.
Jfrsoired. That these proceedings be pub
lished in all the Democratic papers of the
K. VV. HUH til, CAmrmoti.
Isaac G. M'Kinlev,
John C. Myers, Secretaries.
George Putt,
Correspondence of the Public L.'dger.
Governor Shnnk Gov. Johnston Indepen
dent Meeting, te,
HtRRisBl'Rfl, "July 17, 1848.
Dear Sir On Saturday, about noon, Gov
ernor Shunk had a severe attack of hemorr
hage ; he bled about a pint before it was ar
rested. To-day at noon he had a sinking
spell, but has rallied somewhat this evening.
He has taken no nourishment for four day s.
The end is not yet, but very soon will be.
"A letter received from Governor Johnston
dated at Pittsburg, on the 15th, informs that
he will not be here before next Saturday or
Monday. . The news of the resignation first
reached him whiio attending Court at Greens
burg, Westmoreland county ; from thence
he proceeded to Pittsburg to superintend the
obsequies of his brother, R. H. L. Johnston, a
gallant officer of the army, who fell in Mexi
co. He had as yet not received the official
notice of the resignation, which is no doubt
awaiting him nt his residence in Kittanning.
Ilia faithful blada he hivercd there
Reinonatrance wmM not hear ;
He would not atrike ail country'! thg
We copy the following from the Zanesville
(Ohio) Aurora, it being the testimony of a
brave man whd Was present and witnessed
the heroic conduct of Geo. Cass, at the time
of Hull's surrender :
Let the Whigs repeat their foolish false
hoods against Lewis Cass! The most silly
one is, that he did not break his sword on
hearing of Hull's surrender. ' Below we have
a letter from Squire Willis, an old and highly
esteemed citizen of this county, on the sub
ject. We can get letters from others, we
think, who were eye-witnesses of the" trans
action. This abuse of Gen. Cass is not at all
detrimental to his prospeets of election to the
presidency. The enthusiasm and support of
old companions in arms is called out by those
cowardly attacks :
Zanesville, Ohio, June 19, 1848.
To the Editor of tin Aurora :
Sir : In the Zanesville Courier of this
date I noticed an article headed. The Bro
ken Sword,1 in which it is stated that tho
honor of breaking his sword is 'borrowed, or
rather stolen capital ; that it was Gen. Mc Ar
thur, and not Gen. Lewis Cass, who broke
his sword at the time of Hull's surrender.
Now it may be that Col. Mc Arthur did break
bis sword, for he was a patriot and brave
man ; but if he did, the writer of this did not
see or hear of it at the time. But I did see
Col. Cass break his sword at the pickets where
Gen. Brock the British commander met
Colonels McArthur and Cass above the Well
Springs below Detroit.' I was standing with
in six feet of Col. Cass at the lime ; and I
never will forget the indignation and morti
fication he exhibited at the time.
These silly attempts to deprive Gen. Cass
of his patrotism and courage made by men
or the sons of men who kept shady in those
dark days, will only have the effect to rally
to his standard all tho soldiers of 1813. Col.
Cass was loved by all his men. It could not
be otherwise, for he loved them all, and did
all he could to promote their comfort. My
voice and my vote, are for Cass and Butler.
' Thi Southern Crops, to There have
been fine showers this week, says the Alex
andria (La.) Republican of the 1st instant, but
they did not affect the crops materially.
Cotton is getting along very well generally,
though we hear great complaints in some
quarters of the mat. From present appear
a noes we shall turn-out a splendid crop of
Sugar. A Bayou Rapids planter told us yes.
terday that hi eaoe was higher than h)s bead,
en horseback and he's a tal) nun, and rides,
a UlJ, hjrse. ' "
Correspondence of the Public Ledger.
Washington, July 15, 1848.
The Senate have spent their whole time
in Executive session, and have not, at the
time I write, (half past tt o'clock.) adjourned
tt is said that Gen. Pillow will be hauled
over the coals to-day ; and that several Sena
tors will violently oppose his confirmation.
Brigadier General Kearney will be opposed
only by a single Senator; and hence my con-
notion that he will pass. There is no more
gallant officer in the (J. 8. Army. If an offi
cer, who has borne himself gallantly in bat
tle, is to be sacrificed to the resentment of
individuals whose displeasure he may have
incurred, then the army will be obliged to
study politics for the sake of promotions.
The House is still hammering away on the
Civil and Diplomatic, bill in Committee of
the Whole. The probability is, it will be
taken out of committee on Tuesday or Wed.
nesday, unless some of them fancy to keep
up the sport for another week. After they
shall have disposed of the Omnibus bill, the
Military Appropriation bill will come up and
then I think the House will have pretty well
got through all the business they mean to do
this session.
It is confidently expected here that the
Buffalo Convention, which is about to meet
on the 9th proximo, will nominate Martin
Van Buren for the Presidency, "if," as a wag
abserved, "Mr. John A. Dix will decline the
nomination." Otherwise politics are flat
here instead ol any positive enthusiasm, peo
ple try to show the strength of their respec
tive favorites by proving the weakness of the
opposite party. Mr. Botts, of Virginia, of
"head him or die" memory, sticks to his bet
that the election will go into the House, and
that there the members will not be able to
agree, so that the Vice President, who is
elected by the Senate, will be iu fact the
President. Tho Senate being largely De
mocratic, there can be no doubt of the . elec
tion of Gen. Butler.
Washington, 16th July, 1S4R.
,1 have sent you a telegraph despatch ear
ly to-day, but know not whether it has reach
ed you, as I understood the wires were out of
order. Its purport was the court of inquiry
in regard to the charges brought by Gen.
Scott has been abandoned; and that General
Pillow has left the city.
I have written you some threeor four days
ago that the charges brought against the war
worn veteran chief were all of a frivolous
character, and this presumption is now fully
sustained by the President refusing to order
their investigation. I understand, too, that
General Pillow did the handsome thing in
the premises, and so this most agreeable af
fair is now happily disposed of. I now trust
that tho hero of so many buttles, whose name
history will cherish, when all the charges
brought against him, will be forgotten, I trust
1 say, that General Scott himself will now
allow the matter to rest, and not insist upon
the trial as he now has a right to do by the
articles of war. The abandonment of the
charges is a sufficient vindication of his
honor and ought to satisfy him.
I think that lli Select Committee of the
Senate, to which have been transferred the
Territorial bills, Wilmot Proviso, Missouri
Compromise, &c, will report to-morrow or
next day; but t have not the slightest idea
that their report will !e unanimously adop
ted. The short armistice may bo followed
by a re-commencement of hostilities; but I
can assure tho frightened readers of the Led
ger that the South will not immediately be
arrayed in glistening bayonets, and that the
"Union," (I mean the confederacy ofStates.)
is not in the slightest danger. Tho eagle will
not lose its feathers, and the stars will not
fall, even if the Missouri Compromise should
full through this session. The South will
retreat fighting, as may be expected, when a
question is up which involves not only their
property, but their personal safety.
I understand that the committee itself will
not report in favor of the Missouri Compro
misea majority being not in favor of it
but in favor of one of two things, vix: ei
ther to fix the period when ull three territo
ries, Oregon, New Mexico and California i-hall
come into tho Union us independent Siatesf
and investing tfte President, in the meau
time, with the power of establishing a gov
eminent in each of them or to leave out in
each of these territorial bills each and every
thing relating to slavery, except the clause
that slaves carried their by their masters
shall continue to be slaves to their masters,
though they thall not be bought or sold in
the teiritory. This, says Mr. Calhoun, is the
only compromise to which he will agree and
Mr. Underwood thinks just as his master.
Gen. Pillow, it is whispered, received last
Saturday some very hard knocks in secret
executive session of the Senate ; but he still
survives the furious onslaught, and what is
more, he will be confirmed. General
Kearney will share the same fate. He will
be taken to pieces by a very great Sanator,
and then put together again by that Senator's
colleagues of the same and the opposite party.
Gen. Kearney will not only be confirmed, but
also retained in the army by the House refus
ing to agree to Senator Benton's amendment
to the bill reducing the officers of the army.
. A Dr. Clinton, of Virginia, an assistant ex
aminer in the patent office, made a highly
calumnious statement in regard to his chief
the able and indefatigable Commissioner of
Patents, who appointed Mr. Renwick, brother
to the celebrated architect from New York,
an examiner under the new law, allowing
the patent office two additional examiners
and several clerks. The Doctor, it seems,
applied for promotion, and was quite nettled
at the idea that a more perfect scholar, and
practical as well as scientific man should be
appointed over hie head. He first lodged his
charges with the Secretary of Bute, who
would not receive them, hot Mr. Burke, ton
Commissioner, invisted,, himself, on a trlct
investigation of them, and the President at
last consented to appoint Mr. Giliet, the Soli,
citor of the Treasury, and Mr, McCullough,
Comptroller of the same department, a Board
of Commissioners for hat purpojM. Clinton
appraredw'th hi eouaaeh, and desired tq
know whether the Board should have the
privilege to tend for persons and papers, and
to administer oaths. Hereupon Mri Burke
volunteered to produce all the records of his
office, and to pay, himself, a magistrate who
shall administer oaths to all his clerks and
other witnessess that may be produced. The
Board, however, dismissed the ease, when
the Doctor filed a bill with the Grand Jury,
(all composed of political opponents of Mr.
Burke, and having the President of a. Bank
for foreman, who owes Mr. Burke no parti
cular gratitude fotfaving, while a member
of Congress defeated the recharter of the
District Banks.) The Grand Jury found no
more cause of action, after examining sever,
al clerks of the office, than the Board appoin
ted by the President himself, and now the
jewel of a Doctor has memorialized Congress.
Washington, July 18.
In Senate The Senate assembled at the
usual hour, and proceeded to the prosecution
of business. The Vice President laid before
thu Senate a report from the Secretary of the
Treasury in relation to the imports of coal and
iron, which was ordered to be printed.
Mr. Davis, of Mississippi on Conference,
in relation to the bill reducing the number
of General Officers in the Army, reported a
bill repealing the act upon this subject which
was ordered to be printed.
Mr. Dix, from the Committee on Military
Affairs, made a report recommending that
the Senate agree to the amendment made by
the House to the bill granting half pay to the
widows and orphans of soldiers who had been
killed or died of wounds in Mexico. After
some debate, the amendment was adopted
On motion of Mr. Benton, the Senate went
into Executive session.
After the doors were re-opened, Mr. Clay
ton from the Select Committee reported a
bill to establish territorial governments in
Oregon, New Mexico nnd California, which
was read twice, nnd made the order of the
day for Friday next. The bill leaves out the
slavery question altogether. Mr. Clayton
said that the Committee had adopted the bill
with great unanimity, only two of the mem
bers dissenting, Messrs. Clarke and Under
wood. Adjourned.
Hocsr. or Representatives. Mr. Botts,
from the committee of Conference, reported
a bill agreed upon with the committee on the
part of the Senate, and recommended to both
houses. It repeals the law of 1846, requiring
the reduction of the officers of the army to
the foimer standard. It also allows three
months' extra pay. Tho question upon a
dopjing the report of the Conference commit
tee was then taken by yeas and nays, when
it was adopted by a vote of 149 to 30.
The Ci naro Steamers. The last steam
ers built are realizing the prediction that the
Atlantic would be crossed in a little over a
week's time. Tho American made the trip
from Liverpool to Boston in ten days, and the
Niagara a voyage from Boston to Liverpool
mid back 5000 miles in less then twenty
four days. Still greater dseds are expected
of the Europe, under Capt. Lott's guidance,
and he is expected to be th first to piss from
England to America in es than 10 days. If
he doe not do so some of the American built
steamers now running to and from Europe
will beat. The "United States'' iu her last
trip out made a better passage than the Can
ard steamer.
Gen. Css' Personal Character Abbot
Lawrence, the great Massachusetts whig, iu
a speech at a Taylor meeting in Burlington,
last week made this remark of the Democ ra
cratio candidate for the Presidency :
"I know him well. I have broken bread
with him in his own house, and he with me
in mine. He is a gentlsman a man of un
blemished personal character, against which
nothing can justly be said."
Democrats Rkmcmser. By a law of this
State, any person who bets even a dime on
the result of the Presidential election is de
prived of his vote.
It was so hot in New Orleans by the last
accounts, that the Cresent says the people
there have beeu compelled to draw their
breath with cork-screws. This is entirely
too hot.
The quantity of the present wheat crop in
Western New York is excellent.
Last Thursday was observed at Charleston,
S. C, as a day of fast and thanksgiving for
IH7 The estimated loss of the fire at
Wilkesbarre. is about (12,000 partly insured.
Wm. Young, a pedlar lost 81200 or 81500 in
horses, wagon, &c. A number of arrests have
been made.
At Northumberland, on the 17th inst.,
ELIZABETH CHAPMAN, daughter of Chas.
H. and J. E. Kay, aged about 11 months.
TvtsDAY, July 18, 1848.
Flocr Is rather more inquired for at $5 25
a 5 31 for common Penna extra 51, 86.
Corn Meal Is worth about $2 44 a $2 50.
ltvr. Flocr Is scarce at about S3 94 a 84.
Wheat Prime white SI 15 a SI 18; old
red is worth SI 10 a SI 12; new Southern
SI 10 a SI 12.
Hve Penna. is worth about 68 a 70c per
Copn Southern yellow is quick at 51 a
52c, weight.
Oats Are steady at about 38c for Penn.;
Southern 35.
Whiskey Sales in bbls at S4c, in hhds
OJIta if thi Baitimsbs Amsbicas, July ),
GBIN..-There very little Wheat at
market to-day, and pTiees advanoed some 1
or 4 cts, per bushel. Sales of Rood to strictly
prime reds were) made at lOAaua cts. and
Vamily Flour white at IStalM ets.
Corn is also is small supply and prices are
a ahade higher. Salee of yellow at 43a44
ets. and of white at 4 8a 50 ets.
We quota Oats at Staid ets.
WHISKEY. There is a fair demand, but
the asuele is aeeroe, M salee of hhds. have
been made at t2feX3 cta. w) of bbls. at 3a
21 ets., which Is an advance
CfME to the premises eflhe subscriber, in
Lower Auftorte hwvnahip, Itorthomberlane!
county, en Pundaj evewint. ibe I Ath inst.. e dap.
l4a Orey Hons, sbent 16 hands hih and prsba.
bty nvs yaarsoM. His bind left fiom the kaee
dawn are white Ms fare (art while and end ef
tail whits. The horse if s loud ene end when
be etme was tired end sonaawhat atiaC
The owner la rraaaetfd le corns forward, prsvs
property, pay cbsrseaaad iske hisj awaf.
,juna mm mm.
Lower Aufosta, Jaly 18, IMa.
IfOK trial In lbs Court of Camoaas Pises efflar
lbnmlriand Ceenty, el Aet Tarsal Hit
commanding the 8m -Monday, being the Ttb..
William Simooloa s J Shipmen ds B OiaifR
Benjamin RoMne vs Valentiae Ktete
Charles H Trick v William frisk .
Hanre Mssr vs H B Msaaer at Jeaapb Btaatf
Jacob Hard vs D N Lakt et si .
Freeman H Clark vs John Sebrinar
D At P Railroad co vs Havwood efc Snider
Wm A. It Freely tk to vs Geores Horksn
Harlow Prior . va Hugh McFall
Diaries Plraaanta a l.rwia Dewart
William Murray a Bol'trr Gsmhart
Flrlclier Mathrws ' v Daniel Weldocr
raid Gutrliun John Porter
Reth I Comly rt al re David M .rr dr, lees Btewn
Daniel Millrr and wife Philip Heckert
Jacob Irfiiaenring va William Depney
Hush Bellaa ti KaW Fegely
Klijih Crawford tiMtF Billmyer
Wm H Frymire va Samuel Hrndereoer
William Starke va John McGinnie
Brauiiiram dc Wapptea vs G H and Wm Frirk
Henry Keiter ' Vs Henry Yoltbeimer
Hank of iSotihumbrilaad vs Philip BiembecR
Gideon Market va J.ihn J WaifiirJ
Ueorge II ileman va Mardn dc Wm Readele
John Diebl et al vs Prter Lezoroe el si
Frederick Keener vs William Ayrae
Forajthe, Wj)on Ax eo va J C Bryant dt I T Cle
ment Wm Patieaann'a airai'neo va W MrC'y'sedmrs.dfc
Mahsn for Simon ton s Hackenherg dt RisheJ
Hugh Itellaa va James Rose et al
Jnhn G irner's heirs vs Leah Stroreker
Andrew Garner et al vs Bams
Jacob H Rhoad. Ac vtifa va Jamea dt Wm Roes
Rulieit M CI irk va laaac Brown
Andrew Cmene'a ad i or a vs David Stahtnecker '
Henry H Burr
D inul Unset
Thomas Allen
Cbarlrs Doeberty
John Wolf
Jacob Swenk
John McGinnie
John O Montgomery
& J. llihler
Samui'l Yount
va Wm McCaj'a admrs
va I) "liter Garnhart
va James Cumminga
v Samuel Caldwell
va Charles Ruucl
va Samuel Hrnderson
va William 8nrke
va Thomas Llnyd
va J Ac 8 KeMrtter Ac e
School Dirrctore of Kurh th va Wm II Kaee
Francie (iihaon va John M Huoiwl
Daniel P Caul va Dentlrr Ac Montague
Jonathan Furman va Samuel Forman
(iiorr-e Kline et al va Daniel H-rhe edmr's
Lrnie Creesman Guar- , .....
.lian ..f Ann Slower ' J,wb Rhn,
Grshama Heire va H. Bellas. J. Porters! el
l.eeh 8trorcker va Jacob Hnfliuen
lvi llotterteadm'ra va A. C. Barrel
Jacob Hnueeld; "ife va Philip Houeal adatto
Jnnvhvn Puraell Ar. wife va Jacob Ac J-e, KHae
John Marti
va , eama
v. Alhert D. Bradtotd
va Jamea Cmerl
va Jaenb Weik
v.. Ja De Normandta
Joreh Unci
Elijah 8 arch
Eleanor lire la a In.'ra
TV lor Paulding
Mary M.;Cy
Landaw, K milalla Ac
Daniel Hat A; C '.for
Joa. Ilowni
.tomtha i P. Shulli
v. Wm. McCay'a edm'rv
va Get man Rtfurme.t-
va D. S. H iiinit wAt
C' (iiltiier
va Jamb Weik
funinirv, July,
""i . PruAy-
1 3 as
OF iNorthum Vrland Coiimy, f. Augitel Trtmfc
A. U l4f.
('r.iud Juror.
Sunburn. Mtinn hor.tirr.
Upper Auzuila. Charle.. E kmara
Lower A ugusta. H n y l!ei.
Rush. Donliain It. Kae, Th'. Va-line, David
Shnniiitt n.- i I.i'i-enpo,, O itM Urymire.
Colli. John I'layrr. J jrol. Wagoner.
Jacktitn. V. -r mil O't , A. Fejrlt, J ihrt Milli e.
Upper j1.'cfnr.ii,v John Ur vrn. I'bili Mover.
Little Mal.onoi.- -niurl 'l iou'nian.
Lower IHniimny. H mu I lrfa
Vrtawnre -M . O.atti. J. H.uT an tt. Ubtr.
Chilltsijunqm , do. Hoop. Win. Hi ikti ism
Brbmin 'IV el.
Mi Hon. Wm. S im-r. ,
Trnrrrsc Juror.
Sunbury.H. H- upt, John l.afirtaer. Jehu Kaav
dalle. Pater l.asirue. s
Lower .lugtuta. Himccl K 'Refer, DevM (I 4.
ahall. J.ihn Fa h.dJ. . '
Upper Autputa.Wm. IteeJ " '
Kuth. Cha.lee Folk, Alet. Caesprelt "
8 hamokin. fieu l'eneyl,Edierd Kocfce. Jab)
Eeri. Abr. Aochmrji;, Hamuat Eot, A area Seber,
A bribers 1- ich. ' '
Coal. tflenhen E abael.
Jiekum Mirhael Tieon, Wm, Hrnk, Baxji.
min Trrnii, Win. Kare. Wm. Ntr-i cker.
Upper Nahonoy. tint. Hain, Wm. Sherry. .
Lower Malionny. Dai iel 1). Mar.
um Philip l.'ni jr. Tb,.. It .rr, Aaron B.
Annan. Me-henl R.'fd.'r.
Turbut Anil'CW Fullmer.
Vouvire lien. Mjahll.r, Divid Wa'en,
Jia. Ihtka, Hohcrl tt. Waieon, Philip Brceelrr.
Ch'ia'iati Goeh, Amir w (Suffy.
Jti-lhm l.yman Vil.n, Win. C. Wtlena.
CliHinquaqut lie Frederick, Thus. Kitler,
John U. McUee,
Kcrlhumber.amLOeo. Apaley, Dinial Mar
.ball John Leieeniinf .
yjori.--AiiUlua IJgbon, Wm. Venklrk. '
Equitable Life Insurarsee, Aamtt
and Trust Compaay.
Capital eaW.OOO. Caaavsa PBararrAi..
rl'HK Company are now prepared to
nrvv. tka moat liberal ana adrantai
iceraa tenae. Tbar
i) "to make a ana
are author ileal bv their charter faeet 3
every imuranee appertaining to In a riaka of wbauver kieat
or nature, and In receive and execute truata, aaake endow
menta, and to (rant and purchaaa anuuitiaa." Tto Coav
pany acll aanuitlea and endow inenta, and eel aa Ttoateas
tor minora and beira. ....
Table of Preiniuma required for the AaBnranoa of an OS lee
the whole term ot Ufa.
age. I
3 38
t 77
4 71
5 TK
1 ne premium are leaa thaa any other enmpany, and the
pnlKiea adord greater advantagee. Tabtra of hair-yeare
and quarterly preiruuma, hall credit ralea of premium, ahon
terma, joint uvea, aurvivorahipa and endowment!; a Lao,
form ot Applioan m which Ibera are blank eheeta) ar
to be had on application at the oScc, or by enter W the)
Ageut, J. H. rl'KUY, Bunbory.
RATSa ro imdiim SluD oa S auigle Ufa. '
Age. IPrem. I Ag lPrem.
IS ISO i7" tOo
l3 S4 ll
18 I AO 33 ( an
'0 to 31 7
!m 3$ 133
l 1S3 M 9 40
M . IBS 37 47
S3 l0 3D est
SI IN 3g S 63
1 76 4U TO
I 84 41 S 81
lee 41 So
lei 43 3 Si
S til 44 SIS
UU S04 44 3 S3
For Ufa.
tixAHHM k eeee-agea- tt ream
birth day, hr
pari" U- Coaapa v a oaa wooat eaeeaa to kis fcaaje
orUli S1UU ahouaf he die ia i oa year I or lor aVS be ee
erwv i v vi. iawir iur
ha eeeuree lo theaa Slow anottM aa Ota w aavajn years i
for $m, patd aneaally duruif Rfe he aetata RleO la I
eaed when aa ataa. m
by theduTeranaeieaa
by other aHinai Pur
For I year. For 7 yaaie.
hoard he die hi noe year.
Porau efaepMoatna end el eaniealaea ra seal u
bajra-e. J CuaqjjoILN, PreaaM.
TBSAavaaa VsAKCie W. Kawls.
H. 6. Taokatt, heereaary. . . . i
CeeieeiviM Pwriieite Pr. J. B. Meaeet, ehaabaav.
J. H Pobjt, aWaary, Aat fai Nonhuaabecaiad aou
Siuteury, ity S, IS44W