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ARRIVAL or the ACADIA.
THE COMMOTION IN IRELAND.
s3SJnECTi4NNOT " VET ATTEMTTED.
THRE ATENED OUTBREAK AND PRE
PARATIONS,?) CRUSH IT.
EXFOIICEMENT OFTHE LATE ACT OT
MORE ARRESTS COMTEMrtATED.
Treepe Paarlag late IretaI.
TJH Bosto, Aug. 184 o'clock. '
The steamship Acadia ha anchored in the
onlM, and blng to tog, which it very dense
there i some doubt of her being able to get
A person has arrived in the city from her.
Every thing is quiet in Ireland and France.
Consols closed at 861 " ' '
. A reward of 500 has been offered for the
arrest of Smith O'Brien, and 300 for Meng
No outbreak had occurred in Ireland up to
Friday, July 27th.
. Attain la Ireland.
i It seems tolerably certain that wo are on
the eve of an insurrection, whether it has ex
ploded or not. Roluctant as we are to say
any thing inculpatory of the government at
such a timo, we cannot but express our sur
prise lliat Lord Clarendon should have allow
ed the leaders of the League to have left
Dublin, knowing as he must have known that
the announcement of Lord John Russell's mea
sures would be the sequel of the crisis. If
he could not have arrested them legally, he
should have exceeded his legal power to do
so, and asked for on indemnity. However
that is pat now, and they are at liberty to
The West and North are comparatively
free from the contagion, though from very
different reasons. The accounts which we
receive from Kerry, Clare, and nearly the
whole of Cannaught, are favorable as regards
present tranquility and the apparent absence
of excitement among the people. In these
counties the people are more primitive, more
subject to the influence of the clergy, (which
is at present exerted to prevent rebellion,) and
more affected by physical depression of ex
5The organization of the clubs lias in very
few instances been extended to the west of
the Shannon, nor have we heard, except in
Gal way, of any preparations being made for
insurrection. Certainly no alarm is felt among
Ulster is safe the demonstrations of loyaliy
physical force made by the Orangemen on tho
12th of July, have precluded the proltability
of any outbreak in that province. We do not
even expect pirtial rising there. In the north
ern and midland counties of Liensler, the case
is different ; the people are an energetic, de
termined race, the descendants of the Eng
lish and the great majority Roman Catho
lics ; their character and organization render
them less prono to the wild excitement ol the
Celtic South, but they are thoroughly anti
English in feeling and would be sure to rise
if they saw a chance of success.
Accordingly, though not immediately men-
auwtt, HSMiwM nut IK) HI all suriirlseU oil
hearing of movements in South Meath, West
Meath, and even Dublin and Wicklow. On
the whole, however, there seems reason to
suppose that at first the insurrection wiil be
coulined to six or seven counties, viz : Cork,
Waterforil, Limerick, Tipperary ond Kings.
Nothing that we have heard gives us reason
to apprehend (hat it ought td be either a dif
ficult or tedious matter to deal with the two
menaced provinces, where there are nearly
30,000 troops and 5000 constabulary forces,
and notwithstanding all rumors to the contra
ry, we are convinced that the latter will fight
as well as the former.
The Lord Lieutenant has issued a procla
mation for suppressing the clubs.
During the week the Mayor and Magistrate
have been actively engaged in raising con
stabulary forces, and this body now numbers
On Friday evening, a company of thu Roy
al Horse Guards, with their guns, arrived at
Monk's ferry by railway, and at early on
Sunday morning were conveyed to Liverpool
Besides them, the 9th foot, two companies
of the 7th and 8 1st, and entire battalions of
the 6th rifles.
Th3 authorities are increasing the police
force, which is to number 3300. The men,
in addition to their usual duties, have been
drilled to the use of the cutlass and firelock
on the principle of the Irish constabulary.
The military force has been greatly augmen
ted. Stamps were on Thursday refused for the
Felon and the Nation, which therefore could
not appear yesterday, inasmuch as they were
not to be transmitted through the mails, and
if despatched otherwise to the provinces the
police were to seize them at every point.(
Warrants were positively sent to the isouth
on Thursday for the arrest of the insurgent
leaders. Their names are mentioned, iuclu
ding Mr. Meagher, Mr. J. Dillion, Mr. O.
Gorman, Jr., Mr. Doheuey, JdcDary, Mayo,
Latest from Ireland.
Liverpool, July 29
The accounts from tho South of Ireland by
the train from Cork, Limerick, Castlebar,
Tipperary and Kilkenny, which arrived there
at 3 o'clock, state the utmost quiet prevailed
throughout the country.
A Frivy Council was held this afternoon at
Dublin Castle, when proclamations were is
sued offering rewards as follows: Smith O'
Urien, '500 ; Meagher, Dillon, Duheney,
Shortly after 4 o'clock this afternoon the
printing office of the Nation, at Sackville
I 'luce, was visited by the police, who arrested
ull tho printers therein, eleven in number,
and brought them before the magistrates of
the Henry street police office, when they
were remanded to appear to-morrow, fcutur
day, at 13 o'clock. The publishing office in
Dublin street was about the same time taken
possession of by the police, who seized every
tlung remaining on the premises.
Tha Daaea aa4 la Germans.
The news from Vienna is to the 21st inst
The opening of the Diet by the Archduke
-oun, was to take plaoe on the follow ins day
After thu ceremony the Vicar of the Empire
will return to Frankfort, aud it is said that
the Emperor will afterwards return to Inn
spnek, to his capital.
The siege of Prague was to be raised on
the list. -
From the Danube principalities no farther
authentic Intelligence haa been received of
the progress of the Russian armies. After
the expulsion of Prince Bibesco, the Provis
ional government passed decrees for the abo
lition of punishment by death, the establish
ment of the liberty of tho pfesi, theorgoniza
ticn of a National Guard, a loan of the mus
kets of the people to the State, and the aboli
tion of all ranks and titles.
The Russians, however, we believe hsve
demanded the restoration of the Prince, and
will probably insist upon it by force of arms.
Lord Palmerston asserted, some days ago,
that up to the latest dates the Russians had
not entered Wallachia, neither had any Turk
ish force. ' '
The occupation of Moldavia by the Rus
sians is still not regarded as an act of agres
sion. In Italy the war is carried on with varia
ble success. The Austrians have entered
Terrarre, levied contributions and supplies,
and then again withdrew from the city. By
the most recent accounts from the royal
camp, all communications between Mantua
Verona and Llegnagno ore completely inter
rupted. The Duke of Genoa, with 25,000
men, invests Verona on both sides of tho Ad
ige, in the positions near Rivoli. The Duke
of Savoy is on the other side of Ducastello to
prevent the egress of the Austrians on tha(
side. Continual skirmishes take place, but
none of a character to decide the fate of Italy.
The chambers of Turin have voted for the
annexation of Venice to Piedmont immedi
From Sjmin we learn that the Qncen has
been officially declared to lie eiicicnte. How
ever, some impediment has occasioned alarm
ing fears for the frustration of the hopes of
all loyal Spaniards We thought that the
Montemolinist movement on the Northern
frontier had not succeeded, but the accounts
are so little trust-worthy, that it is impossible
to speak of the subject with any degree of
certainty. Don Francisco de Paula, the fath
er of the King consort,' has been exiled.
Nothing remarkable has occurred in Portu
gal. The last dates are to the 19th ult. from
Lisbon, when affairs were very gloomy.
The news from Franco had occasioned
great alarm, and business wasat a stand still.
Riley, Corrie & Co. had stopped payment.
TZE AMEPJC AIT.
HATtRPAV, Atl T 10. tain".
II. B. MASKER, Editor and Proprietor.
E. W. CARR, Sun building, N. E. Comer nf 3d mid
Dork streets, Philadelphia, te regnlnrly authorized to receive
advertisement, and suhscriptiona for ihi. paper, and receipt
fe the eame.
FOR PR EN I DENT,
GEN. LEWIS CASS,
OBIT. WIT, O. BTJTLEH,
for Canal Comnilul.ner t
of Westmoreland County.
The delegate elections will be held
to day (Saturday). On Monday the County
Convention will meet at this place. There
will be a warm time among the candidates.
Qj?" Gov. Johnston has issued his pro
clamation ordering an election for Cover,
nor in place of Gov. Shunk, in obedience
to the 14th section of the 2d article of the
Constitution and in accordance with the
"intent and meaning" of the act of Assem
bly. The Governor gives the act a liberal
(7 The Oregon bill with the proviso
against slavery was passed by the- aid of
Gen. Houston and Gen. Rusk of Texas and
Col. Benton of Missouri.
IKF" .Congress adjourned on Tuesday last
after a session of nearly nine months of
blustering, aqd but very little action. They
have passed a very few bills and most of
these near the close of the session.
ttJ"" Milton Dkmocbatio Club. Our
democratic friends of Milton have organised
a Democratic Club at that place. We
make room for the list of officers. The re
solutions, on account of the crowded state
of our columns, we are obliged to postpone
until next week.
lEr" Union County. The democrats of
this county on Wednesday last nominated
John Cummings, jr., for Congress; Philip
uross for Senator; Jacob App, lor Assem
bly. George Gundrum, Esq., was cho
sen Representative delegate and Isaac Slen
ker, Esq., as Senatorial delegate to the Har
riaburg Convention. Thomas Bower and
John Younginan were appointed Con.
K?" Wm. Biglee. Union County has
instructed her delegates for Wm. Bigler for
Governor. Schuylkill County has done
the same, and this county, on Monday next,
win no doubt lollow suit.
Charles W. Pitman, has been
nominated as the whig candidate for the
Schuylkill, Dauphin and Lebanon district
SUNBURY AMERICAN AND. SHAMOKIN
THE VOTE OF THE SENATE ! TtlE ORE
The Oregon bill has been passed and
signed by the President. The Senate un
der great excitement was in session during
the whole of Saturday night and did not ad
journ until Sunday morning near 10 o'clock.
We are rejoiced to ray that the bill as it
came from the House, with the ordinance
of 1787, or the Wilmot proviso, as it it
called, was at last concurred in by the Sen
ate. The Senate had tw Iced attempted to
mend it, once with Clayton's Compromise
bill, and again with the Missouri compro
mise, which prohibits slavery north of 36
deg. 30. The Ordinance of 1798, the very
words of which are incoporated in the Wil
mot proviso, excludes slavery entirely from
the Territory. This is as it should be. The
people of Oregon were opposed to the in
troduction of slavery, and it would be wrong
to attempt to force it on them. The ques
tion was resisted until the 1aet,Ty Southern
' The debate was further continued by
Messrs. Atchison, Fitzgerald, Calhoun, Man
gum, Douglass, Downs, Butler, Jefferson Da
vis, Nile, Foote, Westcott and Walker.
The question was then taken on receding
from the several amendments, and it was de
cided in the affirmative. So the bill has pas
sed both Houses, without the "Missouri Com
promise," and with the "Wilmot Proviso."
The following is the vote in the Senate on
the passage of the Oregon Bill :
Yrm Messrs. Allen, Baldwin, Benton,
Brad bury, Breese, Bright, Cameron, Clarke,
Corwiu, Davis, of Mass., Dayton, DhIjjo, Dick
inson, Div, Douglass, Felch, Fitzgerald,
Greene, Hale, Hamlin, llannegan, Houston,
Miller, Niles, Phelps, Spruance, Vpham,
Webster and Walker 29.
Nam Messrs. Atchison, Badger, Bell, Ber
rien, Borland, Butler, Calhoun, Davis, of
Miss., Downs, Foote, Hunter, Johnson, of
Md., Johnson, of La.. Johnson of Ga., Lewis,
Mangum, Mason, Metcalfe, Pearce, Rusk,
Sebastian, Turney, Underwood, Westcott,
On motion of Mr. Dickinson, a bill granting
a pension to Richard Reynolds, a poor blind
man, who had lost his eyes in the service of
his country, was takcn-itp, as Mr. D said, to
give Senators an opportunity to do some good
on the Sabbath day, and passed unanimously.
Then, at 20 minutes to l'J, the Senate ad
journed to 9 o'clock to-morrow morning.
Exciting Scenes in the Senate Chamber Cheers
in the Galleries for Henry Clay Flare vp
between Rent on and Butler The Lk Given,
We have received a telegraphic desivitch
from Washington, giving the details of by far
the most extraordinary scenes that have ever
transpired in the United States Senate. Sub
joined is the despatch :
Sunday Mormsc, 6 o'clock.
This has been a weary night for reporters
and legislators, and were it not for the in
tensely exciting scenes that have taken place
in the Senate, the fatigue could scarcely have
been borne. The Oregon bill which passed
in the same" sliape m Originally aJopteJ iu
the House, was the great bone of contention?'
Now for scene first.
About three o'clock, while Gen. Houston
was on the floor discussing the Oregon bill,
he remarked, in reference to tho Missouri
compromise, that Mr. Clay, for that act, con
cluding as it did the gloomy rupture between
the North and the South, deserved a monu
ment of perpetual adamant, to stand in the
rotunda hall of the Capitol, for future posteri
ty to gaze upon, and remember in an hour of ;
similar trial. He had scarcely uttered tho
words, amid the most breathless silence,
when, as if moved by a common thrill of
sympathy, a hundred voices resounded in the
galleries, accompanied by a clapping of hands
which sepmed to shake the very building.
The second scene was of quite an opposite
character. Mr. Foote had just concluded his
remarks. But it being evident that the Ore
gon bill, with the ordinance of 1787, would
pass, unless a Heeling" was immediately got
up upon some distracting question, Mr. But
ler of South Carolina sprang to his feet, and
demanded that the doors be closed for execu
tive session, as he had matter for secret ses
sion, materially affecting the character of a
Senator then present. Turning to Mr. Ben
ton, "there," he said, "is the mail I allude
And he immediately read an extract from
tho New York Herald, showing that Mr. B.
had been guilty of making public a portion of
the proceedings in executive session, conse
quent upon the nomination of General Kearn
ey to brevet.
Mr. Benton, with rage depicted in every
lineament of his countenance, leaped from
his chair. He could scarcely speak, from
excessive passion. Turning to Mr. Butler ho
evchtimed iu his shrillest tones
"It is a lie, sir?"
"A lie in his throat !''
Uap rap rap
"Tho basest of lies!"
Half tho Senators on their fnet.J
"Here and elsewhere. I will make him
tako voice from tho gallery go it -OM
Bulliuu !" back order order the lie, sir !"
rap rap rap.
A dozen Senators ou their feet iresticula-
ting in dumb show.
Mr. Ham: Mr. President, I rise several
voices "sit down The free and unboughi
people of New Hampshire with a sava ro
scowl are not to be "oh ah" rap rap.
Miniu Dimming upon the broad
platform, Mr. President, of the con order
Ala. MxaoKON. pettishly It's impossi.
Die io sioep in sucn a piuce.
Ma. Cam kron Mr. President, such a ding
Ma. Allen I rise to a question of order
did the gentleman from Pennsylvania ap
ply the word '-gong," to me 1"
Ma. Cameron. The gentleman from Ohio
is laboring under a misapprehension. I said
dong and not gong. -
These were mere by scenes the great so-
tors of the great comedy, tragedy, or faroe
Messrs. Benton and Butler, not only being the
observed of all observers, but the talk of all
After the passage of the Oregon bill, the
excitement of the Southern Senators became
extreme Calhoun, Butler, and others, declar
ingso it is rumored that they would re
sign their seats on Monday. -
Up to the time of closing this despatch, the
Benton and Butler difficulty is the all engros
sing topio of conversation. Pistols and coffee
are talked of. The latter would be quite ac
ceptable just now.
THE CLOAK Of THE BEHMOX. .
Washington, Augnst 14.
The Senate met this morning, and after the
usual opening business was disposed of,
Mr. Benton submitted a resolution, rescin
ding the joint rule Which prohibits the Presi
dent from signing bills on the last day of the
session of Congress.. .The resolution was of
fered with a view to enable the President to
sign the Oregon bill, which was only passed
at a late hour on Saturday night, or rather on
Sunday morning. .
The resolution gave rise to on animated
scene. 12 o'clock at noon was the houi fixed
for adjournment, and the opponents of the
bill were anxious to defeat the passage of the
resolution.' . , ''
Mr. Turney, of Tennessee, rose to speak
against time, so as to occupy the Senate till
the hour of adjournment. He was frequently
interrupted bv tho other Senators. Mr. Cal
houn nnd Mr. Foote opposing the passage of
the resolution, and Messrs. Webster, King,
Rusk and Wescott, favoring it.
The resolution was finally passed, and the
Senate adjourned at 12 M.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at the usual hour, and after
an impressive prayer by the chaplain, appro
priate to the last day of the session, the
journal was read aud some unimportant busi
The resolution from tho Senate, rescind-
ing the joint ruin which prohibits the Presi- '
dent signing bills on the last day of the ses
sion, was taken up and passed with little op
position. The House then adjourned at 12 o'clock M.
After the adjournment the Senate met in
Executive Session, and confirmed the nomi
nation of Gen. Shields as Governor of the
territory of Oregon. The ' nominations of
Judges anil other territorial officers were ulso
Washington, August 14.
A challenge was sent to Mr. Benton lo-day
by Mr. Butler, and the time was fixed for the
meeting, information was. however, given to
the police by Dr. Wallace, ami both parties
Messrs. Butler and Benton have beon re
leased on their word of honor that they will
not commit a breach of the pence or leave
the city before 9 o'clock to-morrow morning,
when the charge pending against them will
17 The r.n. wing i. from tite Istlgrr' Wuhiiigtta nir
rvanundntt, n the paiwie'W the (Iregtm hill :
After the House had refused to adopt the
Sepale. amendments, (he question in the Sen
ate was whether tluit body should recede,
and it being nscerbiiiied that Mr. Benton and
Gen. Houston were for receding from the
Missouri Compromise, in regard to that bill,
(because there is still time for inserting it
when the territorial bills for California aud
New Mexico will come up for discussion,) the
Senators from the South resolved to speak out
the session, in order to prevent a vote from
being taken on the subject. The ascertained
majority for receding from the Senate amend
ment watt four, nnd wag well known the
whole day of yesterday; but the question was
whether the South would allow the Senate to
come to a vote. The majority then resolved
not to adjourn till Monday, 12 o'clock, to see
whether they could not sit out the Southern
members. In this thev happily succeeded.
for after a session of a little better than twen.
ty-four hours from 10 o'clock, A. M. on
Saturday till a little after that hour on Sun
day morning, the South gave in and the bill
was passed by a vote of 29 to 25.
Mr. Butler of South Carolina, intimating,
that Mr. Benton was a quarrelsome man, the
latter rose and said that he was not accustom
ed to quarrel that he sometimes fought
and when he fought he fought for a funeral.
Mr. Benton had in the morning a quiet set-
to with Mr. Calhoun, and was, no doubt, bad
gered by the South Cnrolina Senators, for his
stand in behalf of tho "free soil" of Oregon.
Mr. Butler now took occasion of a statement
in regard to General Kearney, made by Col.
Benton, and by him handed to Mr. Wallace
of the New York Herald for publication, to
move for an executive session to examine in
to this "dishonorable" breach of confidence
committed by tho Senator from Missouri.
Thereupon Mr. Benton rose and said, that
any Senator applying such terms to him would
get "the lie." the "lie direct ;" that any Sen
ator making such assertions "lied in his
throat, and wanted to cram tho lie down peo
ple's guts," or something to that effect. Mr.
Butler said he would attend to the matter iu
proper time aud in a proper place, and though
tho thing, upiKireutly passed over, it was not
adjusted by 7 o'clock this evening, Gen.
Foote being then about to confer with Mr.
Mangum as to what was to be done in the
LATKn FROM MEXICO.
New Orleans, Aug. 8, 1848.
By an arrival lo-day, wo have dales from
Vera Crux to the 2d inst., and two days later
from the City of Mexico.
Paredes had still succeeded in eluding the
pursuit of tho officers of government, who
were still endeavoring to arrest him.
The citizens of Mexico were urging gov
ernment to recall General Bustamente, to in
stitute inquiries as to why Paredes was suffer
ed to escape.
The receptiou of General Peraifer F. Smith,
at New Orleans, on the 7th inst., was a grand
The Cotton market was quiet, the Europa's
letters having been received prices were
full. Other articles remain unchanged.
When a young msj, ha a love of residing,
and of course a healthful relish for intellectu
al pleasures, he has become possessed of one
of the best preservative. against dissipation.
Correspondence of the Public Ledger.
Washington, Aug. 10, 1848.
The Desatc on th OacooM Bill. The
consideration of the Oregon Bill gave rise to
an anticipated debate in the Senate, in which
Mr. Webster, Mr. Calhoun, Mr. Berrien, Mr.
Hunter, and a number of others, participa
ted. Mr. Webster made a short but very im
pressive and bold speech against the extension
of slavery ; and thus took a decided stand as
a Wilmot proviso man. Whether, under
these circumstances, he will be looked upon
as a supporter of General Taylor, I am una
ble to say ; certain it is, that this movement
on his part must be considered as indicating
the course which Massachusetts means to
pursue at the coming election.
Mr. Butler, of South Carolina, followed Mr.
Webster, in a violent speech, in which he
declared that he should advise the South fo
take up arms and defend itself against North
ern encroachments. Ho presented no addi
tional argument, and his speech was not re
markable, except for the vehemence of his
delivery. The ordinary ploa of most South
ern gentlemen is, that they mean to be e
quals, and that as equals they cannot be ex
cluded from common territories. They con
sider slaves as personal property, and claim
the right to carry them where Northern men
carry their goods and chatties.
Mr. Butler was followed by Mr. Hale, in
one of his usual abolition tirades, in which
tho abstract idea of freedom, without refer
ence to position or historical origin or conse
quence is pressed with the spirit of partisan,
and which made little or no impressio.i on
Mr. Calhoun made his shortest but best
speech of the session indeed it was the best
speech I ever heard him deliver, and full of
historical data. He showed the progress of
'he abolitionists, Iroiu a few persons of weak
understanding to a political party, courted al
ternately by minorities on either side, and
gradually assuming a consequence which
threatens the stability of the institutions of
the country. He has come to the conclusion
that the slavery question will not be decided
in Congress; it will be decided out of it. He
could see tho struggle coming, and he warn
ed tho North to pause. Ho believed the
South were better prepared for it than tho
North, because the white population of tho
South were less mixed that the whitp popu
lation of the North they were mostly of the
same origin descended from sulxitautial Eng
lishmen nnd united together by common in
terest, similar pursuits and, the possession
of slaves. Their lives and their property de
pended on tho common defence
The North, he argued, were divided into
many factions, some of them quite as revo
lutionary and subversive of the order of
things at the North, as they are to Southern
institutions. He referred here to the Barn
burner Convention at "Buffalo, nnd to their
motto of "free soil" as well as "free labor.'1
The question of "the slavery of wages." which
puzzled the brightest iirtclli'ctfe of Europe, he
said, would come, and its agitation after the
population of the United States shall have
grown more dense, will be quite as danger
ous in its consequences to the North, as the
question of the abolition of negro slavery, is
to the South.
Mr. Calhoun did not enter further into the
consideration of native and adopted citizens,
but merely pointed, at a distance, to the con
siderations which at some future day may
divide them iu polities aud religion. He
stopped with "the advantage derived by the
South, from being sprung mostly from a sub
stantial English stock,'' though, by the by, a
large portion of the most substantial families
of South Carolina, trace their origin lo the
rench Huguenots ! He forgot that a great
deal of the strength of the North is derived
from the cross of breeds, and the interchange
of ideas, and that so long as majorities gov
ern, their acts will be as those proceeding
Later Frans Mrxlra.
New Orleans, Aug. 8, 1848.
By an arrival to-duy, we have dates from
Vera Cruz to the 2d hitit., and two days later
from the City of Mexico.
Paredes has still succeed in eluding the
pursuit of the officers of government, who
were still endenvoring to arrest him.
The citizens of Mexico were urging gov
ernment to recall General Bustamente, to in
stitute inquiries as to why Paredes was suf
fered to escape.
The reception of General Persifer F. Smith,
at New Orleans, on the 7th inst., was tjuiet,
the Eurpa's letters having been received
prices were full. Other articles remain un
changed. THE TERRITORIAL XOMINATIOKft.
The following are the nominations confirm
ed by the Senate as the officers of the new
Territory of Oregon :
Secretary Kitinger Pritchett of Pennsyl
vania. Chief Justice William Bryant, of Indiana.
Associate Judge James Turney, of Illinois.
District Judge Peter II. Burnett, of Ore
gon. (E7- Tub Elections. North Carolina is
now claimed for the whigs, by a small ma.
jority for Governor and a small majority on
Indiana. The Senate will probable
stand 28 democrats to 23 whigs. In the
House a majority of 20 for the democrats.
ID" Our columns this week, are pretty
well crowded with the closing scenes in
O Tub Postage Law. Near the close
of the session the Senate attempted to amend
the Post-Office Bill, by abolishing postage on
papers uuder 30 miles, which was amended
by making papers free in the State and pass
ed. The amendment was afterwards recon
sidered ind voted down, as it should have
been. We want the 30 miles law, or none,
for the country. Whether the House bill,
with the 30 miles clause in, has paused, we
have not yet ascertained -
8tatb or Partus in thb House or Rer
aEscNTATiVBf . The inquiry is often made,
as to the result of the Presidential contest, in
the event of its being carried into the Honse
of Representatives. Although the chances
are against any snch thing, the Albany Jour
nal subjoins the political complexion of that
body, by States ; promising, what every one
knows, that if no one candidate shall have a
majority of all the electoral votes, on of tho
Are highest candidates voted for by the peo
ple, shall be selected by the House of Repre
sentatives each State casting but one vote :
Democratic Maine, Virginia, South Caro
lina, Alabama, Mississippi, Lousiana, Texas,
Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Indiana, 11 i
nois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa 15.
Whig. Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecti
cut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Flori
da, Ohio, Kentucky 12.
Tted. New Hampshire, Rhode Island,
MILTON DEMOrRLTIC CLI K.
At n-meeting of the Democrats nf the bor
ough of Milton on Monday evening tho 14th
inst., for tho purpose of organizing a Demo
cratic Club, J. H. McCormich was called to
the chair, and S. D. Jordan appointed Secre
After the adoption of preliminary mea
sures, the "Milton Democratic Club" was duly
organized by the election of the following
gentlemen, as permanent officers : Presi
dent: Maj. JOSEPH R HO ADS. Vice Presi
dents: J. H. McCormich, Hugh M. Darison,
Francis O. Donnell and Thomas Strino. Re
cording Secretary : C. A. Kulz, Esq. Corres
ponding Secretaries: Dr. E. D. Hammond
and Henry J. Sheafer. Treasurer : Samuel
T. Brown. Executive Committee: William
Heiner, John E. Gehrig, Dr B. Y Shelly,
James Buoy nnd Samuel Blair. The Club to
meet every Friday evening until the Presi
Foa the Amf.iucan.
Mr. Editor: As it appears to be pretty
generally understood that the democracy of
Dauphin County, will concede the right of
nominating a candidate, to be supported by
the democratic party of this district, lor Sena
tor, at the ensuing election, to Northumber
land County, and as our Standing Committee
has issued a call for our county Convention
to meet ou the 21st inst., it is hih time for
us to look about for some one whom we can
present to the Convention, as worthy of the
suffrages of his fellow citizens.
In our end of the county the people have
been talk ing over the matter among them
selves ami all appear to unite in expressing
a decided preference for EDWARD Y.
BKIGHT, Esq., of Sunbury.
Mr. Blight's unwavering attachment to
democratic men and measures und devotion
to tho best interests of the country nru known
to all anil to have justly made him a great
favorite with the democracy of our county.
The people have aliendy called upon him to
serve them in thu enpneity of representa
tive, for three successive years. This post
he filled with distinguished ability ; entirely
meeting the high expectations hisfrieuds had
formed of him, fully carrying out the wishes
of his constituents and rendering good service
to the Country.
His unflinching democracy, correct busi
uess habits and extensive acquaiutace with
I he affairs of state eminently qualify him for
thedischarge of all the duties of Senator, and
point him out ns the very man for the sta'ion
With him as our candidate a certain and an
easy victory awaits us.
Many Dkmocrats ok Oi.i Ti iiiiit and
August 12, 1848.
For the American.
Mr. Editor: As the timo is approaching
for the selection of good persons to fill the
various offices at the coming election, for the
county of Northumberland. Myself and
neighlMirs have come to the conclusion to of
fer the name of HENRY J. READER, as an
individual they think most worthy to discharge
the important duties belonging io the office
of Sheriff. We therefore recommend to the
consideration of tho Democratic Electors of
Northumberland Coimty.HEXRY J. READER
of Delaware township, for that office. He
understands the Gkrman well, and is a staunch
Democrat, and is well qualified for the office.
And in accordance with thu usages of the
democratic party, the other side of the river
is entitled to the Sheriff. It has heretofore
been customary that this office particular be
given to the different sides of tho river, al
ternately. We do hope that this rule will
in future be adhered to. We iu this section
of the County, understanding the justness of
thu claims of the other side of the liver, are
fully determined to go iu heart and hand for
the nomination of HENRY J. READER, as
an uel of justice to the Forks. Henry J. Ilea
tier is well known as an honest and intelli
gent German and is just such a mun as we
uoght to have in the office of Sheriff.
For tub American.
Mr. F.pitor : I see that but little is said
in regard to our next member of Assembly.
This is, I presume, owing to the fact that the
nomination will be conceded fo Mr. FBICK,
our lato memlier, by general consent, and
that there will be no opposition. Mr. Friek
has served his constituents faithfully and im
partially, aud according to the old rule is en
titled Iu another term. Ho was successful
in defeating the bill to divide the county and
attended to his dutjes generally in a faithful
THE democratic Electors of Northumberland
county, are requested to sneet oa Saturday,
the 10th ef August, next, at Ibeir usual places
for holding township snectinf a, and sleet Dele
gates to soeet in Coavenlioa at lbs courthouse
la the borough of Sunbury, en Monday following,
for the purpose of forming a democratic county
ISAAC D. RAKER.
July 8Mb, 1848.
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTT. SS.
Jit the Orphans' Court of said Cmmtv,
August Term, 1848.
N the mtttrr of the Partition of the estate of
HANNAH REED, dee'd. Aucuit It. 1848
The court grant an alias rule on the heirs entf
legal repreeenuuvti-to De and appear on the
first day of next term to areept or refuse the ea
late at the valuation or shew eauie why the same
shall not be told, and the court direct that ser
vice of this rule be made personally on all the'
heirs and lesal repreapntativea reiiding in the
counties of Northumberland and Columbia, and
on the others hy publishing the earns for four
successive week in the ' Snnbnrjr American," a
Newspaper published at Sunbuty.
Certified from the records of
our said court at Sunbury,
this Hth day of August,
EDWARD OYSTER, Clk
per John Pursel, Dep.
Sunbury August 19, 1848 4t
CIIP.AP WATCHES JEWELRY.
J. & W. L. WAHD,
IS.. 106 tllESUlT Street, Philadelphia,
Opposite the Frankline House,
IMPORTERS of Gold and Silver Patent Le
ver Watches, end Manufacturers of Jewelry
A pood assortment always on hand. Gold Pa
tent Leveis, 13 jewels. $38: 8ilver do S18 to
20; Gold Lepines, 830; silver do. $12 to 13:
CI. cits and Time Pieces, Gold Pencils, $185,
upwards; Diamond Pointed Gold Pens, $l.60;
Gold Bracelets and Breast Pins, in great variety;
Ear Rings; Miniature fates ; Guard Chains,
$18 to $25 ; l isted Tea fets, Cattora, Cake
Baskets, Candlesticks, Britannia Ware, Fine Ivo.
ry Handled Table 1'u-lery. and t fenersl sseptt.
meni oi i- anry u 'oas.
FORK AM) SPOON MANUFACTORY.
J.&W L. WARD, No. 106 CHESNDT St.,
Philadelphia, opposite the Franklin House,
Manufacturers of all kinds or silver cpoons,
Forks, Tea !et, Ladles, Ac. All work made
by us it stamped with our name, and warranted
to be made of purely American coin.
Philadelphia, August 12, 18480 mo
F KYEK AX J )AG UE ! ! I
Ry THOROUGHLY ERADICA TEDft
BY ROWAND'S TOXIC MIXTURE ! !
'THXT Rrcat Natior
- tins Remedy ! ! !
onal, Old Favorite, and Ster-
of EIGHTEEN YEARS'
STANDING still unapproached in its wonder,
fill success, certainty, and snf ty, in the curs or
wretchkd complaint ! ! !
CC7" If you would escape the arsenical (voison.
mit) counterfeits take not a bottle from any me.
.. . . J-J . .. . . ,T.
ma is n-i uamen oy me wrirrea tignaturr
of the original inventor and proprietor, Jobs R.
Rowand, on a paper laliel, eroing the mouth
Thi. remedy has never been bolstered up by
false and decei fill puffs, but has won its way to
the confidence and universal adoi tion of the in
habitants of Ffvfr ash Afii-E Dimmer R Y ITS
GOOD WORKS. 1M) FKUITS JLOXE, to
whkh all theaeents, ar.d every person who have
used it, well testify.
113 Arch Mreet Philadelphia
AtfcNTs for ftuiibnry Ira T. Clement, J. W.
Friling, 11. M aer and Geo Hright.
Aoekts for Northumberland Forsytbe. Wi.
son & Co., R M. M'Cay.
Aueuit 5, eow .
S3 12 w ZL 3
SI MMER AM) WINTER COCKING
rplll'.nt.ne Stove, wliii li iaeiimlly wrlhubip trd toWmal
J.irC'it. Iihm rn'rivnl silver iihiIhI at tlie tiiirs Hie
A riiim lniMitiite. Xrw Viirk ; nl' the Mn'liiinics' lliati-
' H iii: .' ill. Fnaiihliti liiatitule, I'luliuli lphia : ami
til' the Mm'tamii'ir luHititte, Wilminpfcui, Uebiu-ure.
Il in niillf, if property iitil. of it .inn in. ire work, with
lew I'uel, tlmn any ther Snve yet i-ireml ti the pulilir: in
winter il v. ill warm llie kintet kitchen, while in aumniei,
with tlie eiinmier ilreiw nltiieheil, it throwa mt ihi nv-ra
lieul tluin ii rliiirciil t'tirntice: ami irt..iliiii;. Iir.ilini;, Im
kintr, or ninytiiit;. it t-aiiitnl tie. iirpnMil by luiyuthureH.ivr,
open lire, ur liriek nven.
II UCO.M M KN DATIOXS.
Certificate- or tub Jfhoes or the MkciiamiV Issti-
We. the iil.aerilH.rii. U inp rhaen Jiwttca by the Mara.
rhiiM'ltM Churitalile .Mechnnic Aiwiciati'iii in Boatim, on
stoves. inrnneeK, niiire. Ac. wiiM int'iirro the put. lie, thut
alter trmini; nil the en- kinir sUives tint were put into the
Fair f'r exhibition, ami letting each man uiHiiara hi own
stove with the teinie kind of ei', in onler 1 1 tincertain
wliieli wonli! i!!he eilile w.irk with the tenul Itirl tit the
Kline tune, mi.) . It ti . we fiml that Stewnrt'ii lulent
Summer and Winter Air 'l'iht r.iokiiic Kt've, nmualue.tnr.
el hy the p'lteiilee. of Tr-y. X. V.. to hctheheKt. n il took
but i:ninutea to lioil iw'-i'nlloim of water ami hike hiivuit
in the wiiiie lime, ami broil beef vteuk. mnl all il-'iie iu the
lieat manner with neven p'tiudeof cil, in thirtv niiimtea
from the time Ihe lire w.-te pitl into the rtove. To whirh
we iixmribil the vilver luei'iii.
JAMK.SIIori.l), - W.M.TKIt COItNKI.I,,
TlUi.MASMIIU.Tf-X. A. I). VI KH11KI1, and
JAM KS P.UiK. Jt'lir.K.
The wiliwrilm reiipeetiiilly invite the iitteuiimt of ciain :
try denlerr. to one of the liinem and lwt eeleetl stock .4'
stoves, ever offered in this e..y, among which are Ihe to),
Screen Cy lenders.
Washington Ail-Tight Cooks.
Premiums Cook S oves.
National Air-Tight Cook.
100 Loui Aii-Tight Tsrlor Stoves.
150 Char'es the 1st Ait-Tight do
200 Lady Washington, Air-Tighl Pallor.
130 Washington Air-Tight do
300 McGregnr'a three days Parlor Air-Tight
Coal Stoves, burning three days without atten
tion. For sale wholesale and retail by North, Herri
son & Co. No. 390 Market street, Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, July 8tb, 1848'
Eqi'ltat.e Life Inuurance, AWAity
and Trust Company.
OFFICE 74 WAIAI'T PTBEKT, PHII.ADELPHIA.
CANTAL S'liU.UlO CHiHTKB I'KIPKTCAL.
riMlK Company are now prepared Io Iraiuaet boainea
1 upon the moat hlH-ral awl wIvnntaffeJHis lemia. They
art; aulhiif ized by their charter (aert. 3) 'lo make att asaS
every Imurance appertaining to lite riaka ol' whatever kind
or nature, anil to receive and execute trusts, make endow
ments, and to grant and purchase annuities." The Coni
ainy sell annuities and eiakm-tnenu, and act as Trustee
liar minors and bcira.
Tiihle of Premiums required for the Aamrance of gloO for
the whole lenn of Lite.
ne premiums are leas Una any other eonaauty, an
poliriva adord greater ailvaaluva. Talra ol kalf-vearlv
ami quarterly premiums, hull ertxllt rates of premium, abort
terms, joint lives, law-vivorrfilps and euoViwluenta; atari,
furm oi ApphuUkw (tor win. there are hkuik sheets') aa
to be hud ou upiMoHthHk at th ouV. or by letter fcj thai
Agnri, i. H. I'l KDY, SuulHiry.
iUrie ros muvsixa SlUOou a aiughj LU'a.
Age. I I'rein. Age. Prenj.
IS I SO 31 ) tig
17 I &i 34 3 15
H 1 All SI t an
i liu ai a J7
go Inn 3S III
21 11 Mi 40
1 W 37 S 47
il 1 no W S54
il Hi 3g ttt
lt 1 78 40 S 70
IM 41 SSI
7 I ea 44 Sol
iW l4 43 3 01
JO 1 V 44 3 14
30 Sot 45
F.jtAMrLS-A perm aged 30 yeara stil birth day, hy
paying the Cwipauy au cent woukl secure to his family
ur heirs tOOU should he die in on year : or for s.aS he ae
eurea to litem gluut) .- or for S13 annually for seven yaare
senurea io inetu iuuu aamiM Miwa aevaa years) or
for SJ0.4U paid auuuany during Ufa he aaeurea Sluuu so ha
inud when he dies. The inaurar aeearing km owa hma.
by lha difference. In amount of nrenuuma Train thoeeeharged
bv other odkiea. fur 4o.su the haira would naa a -war
should ha dnt la one year.
Forme ol aapuoauua and all parueulara may h haS a4
the now J. W, CLAUHORN. FrssaWal,
Taimea Vamnu W. fcawta.
H. U. 'ISuiketl, Hcort tary.
Commtiw I'ntucuH Dr. J. B Maaasr, unhnry.
' J. H Fvaar, aunUu-y, Agl (or PorthuauMfauyi otttv
Ape For I year. For T years.
SO OS l.Sl
40 I,'.'. I, tli.
ad I. S.II7
& S,4S 3,w7
thwbury, July 8, l64-e