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THC WA TH TaEXTY WA9 COXSl'MMA
A correspondent of tho Now York Sun,
writing from Mexico, gives the following
account of the nr-gotiations respecting the
Treaty with Mexico, which if true, are very
disgraceful. Wo do not believe, however,
that Gen. Scott would knowingly lend him
self to any such intrigues as are here stated :
From the New Yoik Sun.J
When Mr. Trist arrived here, ho manifes
ted a disposition, or rather.determination, to
carry out Mr. Polk's instructions to the let
tor; which, had he done, the late treaty
would have been consummated, "but all of
Mexico would have remained happily in our
possession, a just indemnity for tho expenso
of blood and treasure to which she had put
When certain parties', and need not hesi
tate in naming Mcintosh and Gen. Scott as
principles found that Mr. Trist was for onco
inclined to official integrity, it was determi
ned tonssault him at two delicate and tender
points, to wit: his vanity and pocket. Ho
wa by much artful persuasion, led to believe
that by lending himself to a treaty scheme,
uuch as Mcintosh & Co. had cut and dried,
ho would bo doing his country und Mexico
inexpressible service, and securing to himself,
Rt the samo time, immortal honors; while ho
was given to understand I hat a princely tthure
of pecmTiary profit would fall to his lot. Like
Demosthenes so fur only "its lha bribe was
concerned he could not resist the golden
cup, and the result of the matter was a co
partnership with Mcintosh. Scott & Co., for.
the production or such n treaty as would
make the parlies most money and notoriutv
ut the samo time.
The treaty was concocloJ by these north- '
ies, in conjunction with certain members !
of tha Mexican government, us it was called j
bought up for the purpose, and the people of
the United States were astonished to find ;
' themselves packed off wilh u barren strip of j
Mexico, for which, besides all tho expenses j
of the, war, and their claims, they were sad- '
died with a bond of fifteen millions of dol- J
lars. And this brings me to onc'of the fitian- j
cial ope.utions wh.'ch h id i's influence with !
ths treaty makers. The treaty money was !
arranged to be paid in instalments, the first !
of which, amounting to three millions of dol- ;
lars, has b.eii paid. Instead of faking the
drafts on the United' States, and selling them
for the premium of fifteen per cent., which
they readily command in Mexico, and saving
to tho U. S. Treasury four hundred and fifty
thousand dollars on ihree millions, or two mil
lions two hundred and lii"ty thousand on the
whole bond of fifteen millions, tho drafts
were handed over by Mr. Trist k Co. to Har
gous Si Co., in consideration of two per ceut.
or sixty thousand dollars, which Trist & Co.
pocketed while Hurgous turned the draftsover
to a third party for fourteen per cent., mak
ing a clean, profit of twelve percent., or three
hundred atjd sixty ttotisand dollars,' without
using a dollar of capital in tho transaction.
It is needless alraoet to sty that Hargous
&Co. are but sharers of this round liulo sum
of one million eight hundred thousand dollars
which is to be aiade by the twelve per. cent
dodge on fifteen millions. Mcintosh & Co.
take the lion's i-haru of the spoils, and those
who know how the thing has been worked
up to this point, think Scott and Trist will be
none the poorer for the operation. The gov
ernment fiuancieVs at Washington may head
ofTthe speculation at the next instalment,
and save the Treasury around sum ; but limy
Irtve let three hundred and sixty thousand
dollars slip througn Uncle Sam's fingeri", past
The Shark Case at Baltimore. Tin
Baltimore Sun contains additional particulars '
of the young man who was attacked by a I
Shark, while bathing at lha mouth of tho j
Fall, 4.L Thursday last : j
"His name is Win. Henry Haywood, about .
seventeen year of age, and was serving j
as a 'tnn!l before tho mast,' on board !
the brig Kingston, of this port. Ha came a-;
board of the brig at Montevideo, having, it it
said, ran away from some English vessel .
He came to Rillitnore, and has tince made a '
voyage to the West Indies- II is an Eng
licVimaN ..r l.'rll. Ctrl k.ia .al-itlrae ....
qnaintanee L' eser-nt hi shimnate. 0ll j
Thursday evening 'he wa taken to tho Lorn.
bard street Infirmary, vrhere, in consequence
of th3 great agmy he experienced, and nt his
' own repeated volicitations, chloroform was
admiuiete'ed to him 'by Br. Bhiktaton, and
he was' kej.t under its influence for tho space
of one hour ui! twenty minute, without any
ill ccn'rctquencp, -sinco which he has been
greatly relieved of pain, and up to last even
ing was 'doing very well. During the appli.
cation cf 'chloroform, his friends evil resultF,
requested (lie tfuctoru to destroy its influence
which wa.s no sooner done ithan ha actually
shrieked from tho unsupportaMe -pain which
the wound occasioned, and could only be ren
dered less susceptible of it upon its being a
gain administered. There are hopes that he
may get over the (injuries, but h is by no
"Sehved him aiuHT." We find the fol
lowing rotreshii item in tliu St. Louis Or
"Yesterday afternoon, a lady-, the keeper
Doarnmg bouse on Broadway, was seen
to deliberately walk from her house nd af
proach a vict young man, who was standing
on the ppoi.ite side, talking with a friend.
The mieonseious youngster's first salutation
from her was with a cowhide, which was
mysteriously produced, and wilh which he
rtfceived a severe flogging, muck to his own
chagrin, but apparently to the pleasure of a
largo number of persons who were witnesses
toHhs cne. He wanted to resist, .but nran
. being; threatened by some of the bystanders
in case ha diJ, h stood and took it coolly.
The chum was the too free use of his ton
gue about this fedy tad her family. Verdict
of of the crowd, "served biro right."
Tjood lE-Ottgn thegenuina uotes of
the State Bunk of Ohio, the number of human
figures represented in the vigwHta eorre.
ponds with the numbers of dollrt represen'
led by the bilJ. This is a anro protection
from fraud by tho alteration of bills ef small
Jenomina,tioa to those of larger. -
' . SUNBURY. ... 1
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1848.
H. B. MA9SEK, Editor Proprietor.
E. W. CARR. Prni Knikthw. N. E. Comer of 3d and
pock t reels, Phtlarlejnhia, ip reenlnrty anthoriaed to receive
ailvertiMments nd iacFiptioria fur thia paper, and receipt
lur tnc same.
Democratic National Nominations,
GEN. LEWIS CASS,
0X117. WW, O. BUTLER,
WIMJAM BIGLKR, of Clearfield.
DAVID D. WAGENER, of Northampton.
t It. I,, nonner, Pliilad. co.
B H. R. Knonn, " citv
3 lsiinc Bhunk, " "
4 A . I.. Rumfort, " co.
ii J. f. Wat, MntilgVrv "
n.F Wrieht, Leliiih "
13 J. C. Kinpr, Clinton co.
14 J. Weulmiin, Lebanon "
15 R. J. Fisher. York "
10 F. Smith, Franklin "
17 J. Croawell, lliint'don "
18 C. A. Block. Greene, "
If) O. W. Bnyman, Ucdfd
20 J. R.9hann-n, Beaver "
21 O. V. Hamilton, Alle'
7 W . W. Downing, Chester
8 H. Haklcmnn, Ltmc'ter "
a P. Kline, Uerks "
10 B. 8. Sell ;onover, Monroe
11 W. Swetland. Wvom'g "
IS J. Brewster, Tufa "
22 w.H. uavie, irawrd '
23 T. Ivca, Potter
2t J O. Campbell.
Democratic State Nominations.
MOIililS LONG STR ET1I,
Of Montgomery County
For Canal Commissioner t
if Westmoreland County.
Democratic County Nominations.
Gen. WM. A. PETRIKEN.
EDWARD Y, BRIGHT.
GEORGE A. FRICK.
JOHN FA RNS WORTH.
Recister & Recorder.
JOHN P. PURSEI,.
DANIEL 1 CAUL.
FRANKLIN A. CLARK.
OS1" Some of the paper on which the
American is printed, this week, has been
too closely clipped to allow a sufficient
IE?3 We have been requested to state,
that Charles R. Euckalew, Esq., will de
liver a speech before the Northumberland
and Point Township Hickory Club, on Fri
day the 15th of Sept., at which time and
place a Gold JIeJal will be presented by
the Democratic Ladies of Northumberland
to William McDonald, one of the forlorn
hope at the storming of Chepultepec in
Mexico. Democrats are invited to attend.
Col. Wni. Brindle of the 2d Pennsylvania
Regiment, will receive the Medal for Wm.
j McDonald, and give a history and descrip-
tion of the battle, Sec.
Tnc weather is usually pleasant
dining the present month. The nights are
cool, but the heat during the day is somo
times oppressive. A little rain at present
wouy prove greatfully refreshing,
I&r In the Lycoming county Conven-
tion, Alexander Jordan, Esq., received six.
t,en votes- for Congress. Gen. Petriken
j and Mr. Jordan, were the only candidates
j named. Mr. Jordan stands well with the
Jerriocracy of Lycoming, and but. for the
peculiar claims of Gen. Petriken would
have received the nomination of that coun
ty. Mr. Jordan and his friends will yield
to Gen. Petriken, a cordial and hearty
VZT The Northumberland and Dauphin
Senatorial conferees met at Halifax, on
Wednesday last, and on the seventh ballot
nominated E. Y. Bright of this place. Mr.
Bright will make a strong ryn in Dauphin.
His election is sure, and the only question
is hat will be the majority. See the pro
ceedings in another column.
We have already informed our readers of
the nomination of Judge Longstreth, as the
democratic candidate for Governor. Judge
Longstreth is now one of the board of Canal
CommissiSner. He is a practical farmer,
residing on a splendid farm, which he cul
tivates, in Montgomery county. Few men
have risen more rapidly in political life.
It is but a few years since that he took
much part in political affairs. His intelli
gence and business habits his excellent
character and practical good sense, soon
pointed him out as a proper person to fill
the responsible office of Canal Commission
er. Since then he has been gaining rapid
ly in popular favor, and U now before the
people as a candidate for the chief magis
tracy of this Commonwealth. On him the
democracy of Pennsylvania can and will
most cordially unite, and when united
there can be no mistake in regard to victo
ry. As sure as Morris Longstreth lives, he
will be the next Governor of the old Key.
stone State. This county will roll up for
him a handsome democratic majority. He
will loose no democratic votes, but will
jf we mistake not, break in. on the whig
party in "me rti1nctn, ...- .;....-..
SUN BURY AMERICAN AND SHAMOKIN
OEN. WM. A. PETRIKEN. -
The democratic Conferee of the 1 3th
district alter balloting for several days, no.
minated Gen. Petriken of Lycoming Coun
ty as our candidate for Congress. This re
sult was not wholly unexpected to us. The
choice of this county was, Alexander Jor
dan, and,his friends warmly pressed hi?
nomination, and under other circumstances
we believe, it would have been awarded
to him. - Gen. Petriken, it is acknowledged,
was not fairly treated by a portion of the
democracry of Lycoming county four years
since. There is a disposition now,' among
those who were then disaffected, to make
the amende honorable by awarding him a
hearty support. This district is democratic
beyond all question, by a handsome major
ity, and as the democracy is now united,
there can be no doubt of the election of
our candidate by the usual old fashioned
majorities. The personal and private char
acter of Gen. Petriken is without reproach.
That he is a well informed and intelligent
business man, is not disputed. In 1844
Northumberland county gave him a majo
rity of 700 votes, and we cannot conceive
why as great, if not a greater majority will
be given to him in October next.
OUR NET 8KNATOR.
From present appearance there is every
prospect that Mr. Bright, the democratic
candidate will be elected by a handsome
majority, in this district. It is incumbent
on us, especially at the present time, that
we should be represented by a man of some
experience in legislation, and one who
through his influence would promote the
interests of his constituents. Mr. Bright
has already represented this county in the
Legislature with great credit and ability
He has formed an extensive acquaintance,
and by perseverance and industry acquired
the reputation of a useful and industrious
member. This is not the time to send to
the Senate a mere novice, who though he
may be well enough in his own proper
sphere, would be entirely out of place in the
Senate Chamber. This is the opinion not
only of the democracy of the county, but is
entertained by many of the whigs, who feel
that there was a great mistake made in their
nomination, and who feel it their duty as
well as interest to support Mr. Bright, at
the approaching election.
Lf Lieut. Wm. J. Martin of the Vol
tigeur Regiment arrived here from Balti
more on Wednesday morning last. He
was warmly welcomed home by his nume-
rous friends and acquaintances. He looks
well and is in excellent health. Lieut
Martin behaved with great gallantry in the
various battles in Mexico, and particularly
distinguished himself in the storming of
Chepultepec,in carrying the flagof theConv
pany until under the walls of the castle,
during which time it wa? perforated with
eleven shots from the enemv. lie was ac
companied with Weiser Zeigler, who left
here with him for Mexico in March, 1817,
Weiser, also looks well, and was warmly
greeted on his arrival. He served as a
Corporal and acting Sergeant in the same
regiment. The Lieutenant says, he was
a gallant and most efficient soldier. Sun
bury has been well and most gallantly re
presented in the army, by a number of her
OV Holdkx's Maoazi.se for September,
ha5 been issued and contains as usual, a
great variety of useful, and entertaining
matter. It is embellished with a number
of wood cut engravings, and is the alto
gether, at 1 yer annum, one ofthe cheap
est periodical published.
Tlio following is the order ofthe state
elections which we copy from the Phila
delphia Bulletin :
Vermon:, Sept. 5th; election for Governor,
Lieutenant Governor, four members of Con
gress, und State legislature. A United Statess
Senator is to be chosy.iby this legislature, in
place. of Hon. Wm. Upham.
Maine, Sept. 1 1th : election for Governor,
Legislature, and seven metnbert; of Congress,
Georgia, Oct. 2d : cleotion for eight mem
bers of Congress.
South Carolina, Oct. 2d election for seven
members of Cotigress and State legislature.
This legislature is to choose the PresinentiMl
electors, also, a United States Senator in
place of Hon. A. P. Butler.
Pennsylvania, Oct. 10th : election for Go
vernor, Caual Commissioner, State legislature
twenty-four members of Congress, and various
county oliicers. The legislature elects a li
nked States Senator in place of Hon. Simon
Ohio, also on Oct. 10th : election for Gov
ernor, twenty-one members of Congress, and
State legislature. The legislature is to choose
a U. States Senator in place of Hon. Win.
Michigan, Mississippi, New York, New
Jersey, Massachusetts and Delaware, hold
their elections in November.
The Potatoes Disease. The following
direction!, Jerlved from practical experience
are well deserving of attention; 1. Let nil
early potatoes that are ripe be immediately
taken up. 2. Examine the stalks of all
others every day- 3. Whenever you find any
stalk diseased put your feet one on each side
of it and pull it up, leaving the potatoes in
the ground do not cut the stalk off, but pull
it up by the roots. 4. Then tread down and
harden the ground over the potatoes, and
trench it up. 6. Burn the diseased stalks;
do not on any account leave them on the
ground. 6. All the late potatoes should re
main in the ground and be dug up only as
wanted, for when the disease has once made
its appearance exposure to the air is found
to increase it- ' '
SENATORIAL CONFEREE MEETING.
The Conferees appointed to place in nomi
nation a candidate to be supported by the
Democracy of the 14th Senatorial district,
composed of the counties of Dauphin and
Northumberland, met at the house of Mrs.
K. Frederick, in Halifax, on Tuesday, the Si h
of Sept., 148, when, on motion, Dr. Mercer
Brown, of Dauphin, was elected President,
and Wm. M Auten, of Northumberland,
Conferees present Mercer Brown, Lewis
Heck, N. Boyer, Dauphin county ; Wm. M.
Auten, J. D. Raker, J. B. Packer, (N. Boyer
substituted for Jeremiah Harner, of Dauphin,
J. B. Packer substituted for J. H. Zimmer
man, of Northumberland.)
Resolved, That tho conferees proceed to
nominate candidates to be ballotted for.
Wm. M. Auten, Esq., nominated Edward
Y. Bright, of Northumberland ; Dr Mercer
Brown homiuated Andrew Patterson, of Dau
phin ; N. Boyer, Esq., nominated Dr. Lewis
Resolved, That the nominations now close,
and the conference proceed to ballot.
ballotting", 1st 2d 3d 4th 5th 6th 7th
E Y. Bright, 2 3 3 3 3 3 6
A. Patterson, 2 2 3 1 1 1
L.IIeck, 11 2 2 2
Edward Y. Bright, Esq., having, on the
seventh ballot, received a 1 the votes polled,
was declared unanimously nominated.
Tho following resolutions were then offered
by Isaac D. Raker, and on motion of Dr. L.
Heck, unanimously adopted.
Resolved, That we have entire confidence
in the principles and patriotim of LEWIS
CASS and VV!f. O. BUTLER, the Democrs
tic candidates for"Prcsident and Vice Presi
dent of the United States. They have both
been tried upon the battle-field and in many
important civil station, and have never been
Resolved, That Morris Longstreth will
receive our cordial support for the office of
Governor. He was not the first choice ofthe
Democracy of Dauphin and Northumberland,
but the majority of the Convention having de
cided in his favor, he is entitled to the sup
port of the whole party, and will receive it.
Resolved, That the Democracy of this Sena
torial district, in which ho has resided all his
lift?, have pride in "the character, aiid the able
efficient and independent course ofthe Hon.
Simon Cameron as Senator of the United
States. He is a Democrat in principle, and
is always true to the interests of his constitu
ent?. Resolved, That we have the utmost confi
dence in the integrity, patriotism, and sound,
unflinching Democracy of the candidate this
day unanimously nominated by us for Sena
tor; and that, while we pledge ourselves to
use all fair and honorable means to secure
his election, we feel a just pride in presenting
Edward Y. Blight, Esq., of Northumberland
county, to the Democracy of this Senatorial
district as their standard bearer in the corning
contest, and in commending him to them as
a Democrat entirely worthy of their confi
dence and entitled to their 1irm and united
Resolved, That the proceedings of this
Conference be signed by the oflicersand pub
lished in the Democratic papers of this Sena
MERCER BROWN, Secretary.
Wm. M. Autes, Secretary.
Correspondence of the Public Ledger
Washington, Sept. 5th, 1818.
To calm the public apprehension, I will
state that Senator Benton has written ten
pages full of reasons why he should not now
tight Judge Butler of South Carolina. They
are addressed in form of a letter to the Hon.
Reverdy Johnson, of Maryland, the parly who
carried the challenge, and will no doubt, be
made known substantially at the proper time
The principal reason is that Col. Benton's
honor I14S been impugned, by the charge that
he has revealed what was done in secret ses
sion, and be innst first eftite that charge be
fore he can be called upon to tight for a char
acter. Instead of politicnns, various tomcats and
other mustachiod beings are now promena
ding Pennsylvania Avenue ,;by tho light of
the moon ;" but 1 am no Asmodeus to draw
tho veil from these mysteries. Ouserver.
Frtyi the Evening Bulletin, of tho 1st inst.
THE FREE SOIL MEETING.
The ;free-soil" meeting was most numer
ously attended last evening, for two reasons.
One, because ninety-nine out of one hundred
of both Whigs and Domocruts are utterly op
posed to the introduction of slavery into terri
tory now froe and the other to hear' Mr
Yuii Buren, who .has the reputation of an a
bin debater and eloquent speaker, and who
has of late rendered himself prominent by
the vigorous efforts which he is putting forth
to a.rouse public attention to the further exten
sion of slavery in this country. His speech
made last evening well sustained the reputa
tion which had preceded him, and notwith.
standing the frequent interruptions which
were made by the noise and vociferation of
a few blackguards who evidently intended to
put him downj showed him to be a man of
talents, energy and enthusiasm, destined ere
long to'fill a large space in the public eye.
For the credit of our city we most sincerely
regret the disorderly conduct ot the few Mo
tors who attended the meeting lust evening,
determined neither to hear themselves, nor
tet other hear thia gentleman Such dis
graceful conduct will meet the decided re
probation of every good itizen, and will sure
ly not be permitted to occur again. Some
arrests were made, and we hope most sin
cerely that the rioters will be severely dealt
A NiTipNiL Convention of "ooloretFciii
zens" is to be hold at Cleveland, Ohio, on the
6th instant, the object, as stated in the call, to
"take action upon measures of vital interests,
and to debate upon subjects in which the color
ed people are interested! ,
Ncakly Umakimous. Albemarle, In North
Carolina, at the recent election, gave 190 for
Manly for Governor, nd 1 for Reid.
NORTHUMBERLAND St POINT TOWNSHIP
Pursuant to notice given, the Northumber
land apd Point Township Hickory Club met
in the. Town Hall, Sept. 1st, 1848.
The club was called to order by the Presi
dent Capt. WM. FORSYTH and
On motion of Dr. R. B. McCay, the reading
of the minutes of the meeting was dispensed
Capt. Wm. Forsyth tho Senatorial delegate
to the Stale Convontion arose and prefaced
by some well timed remarks, announced to
the Club the nomination of the Hon. Morris
Longstreth as the democratic candidate for
Governor by the Convention. John W. Miles,
Esq., one of the Congressional conferees an
nounced the nomination of Gen. Wm. A. Pe
triken. as the democratic- candidate for Con
gress, in tho 13th Congressional District.
On motion of Geo. A. Frick, Esq.
Resolved. That we have heard with satis
faction and pleasure, the nomination of the
Hon. Morris Longstreth as the Democratic
Candidate for Governor that in him as our
candidate, we recoguizo those sterling, sound
and radical Democratic principle, which ac
tuated the administrations of Shunk and Sny
der, and which gives good earnest and in
sures to the party that he will carry out those
sound and wholesome doctrines of political
economy and rational ability, which so emi.
nently charactiscd the mcsfa;res of our much
lamented Gov. Francis R. Shunk.
On motion of Dr. R. B. McCay.
Resolved, Thnt wo view with unalloyed
gratification the complete union of tho party
in Lycoming county, hail with joy the nomi
nation of Gen. Wm. A. Petriken, as the Dr
mocratic Candidate for Congress, in the 13th
Congressional District. That as ho has a-
ways proven himself a sound consistent and
radical Democrat devoted in his attachment
to the principles and success of the democra
tic party and known as a man of high mo
ral character, admired by all who know him
lor nis nonesty, patriotism ami integrity wo
will givo him our individual and unanimous
James Dieffebacher. Esq., then submitted
the following preamble and resolution
Whereas, This 13.th Congiessional District
has been misrepresented by federal misrule
for tho last six years, and whereas, it is high
ly important to tho interests of the country
the Democratic party, and to the people of
this District that the 13th district should be
represented by a sound, radical and reliable
democrat in the next Congress, and whereas.
We have the strongest assurance, ' the most
undoubted evidence that thu Democracy of
Lycoming, Sullivan and Clinton Counties, are
firmly united, and aro determined to act in
perfect harmony and unanimity, and are wil
ling and anxious to go into the contest wilh
an unbroken front and rifull determination to
support and elect Gen. Wm. A. Petriken, as
our next Congressman, therefore
Resolved, That relying upon those assur
ances, we will once more renew onreleetions
and pledi'e our individed und unanimous sup
port for the election of Gen. Wm. A. Pi'tri
ken, to Coneress. And that wo riil here all
fair and honorable means to insure his elec
tion, and that Northumberland county, will
give to him its whole democratic, majority.
The Club was then addrersed in a few re
marks by Wm. Forsyth, John W. Miles, John
H. Morrison, James DiefhVnbacher, Dr. R. B.
McCay and Geo. A. Frick.
WM. FORSYTH E, President.
John H. Morrison. )
IU:nry S. Thomas. J
Foon Arroad. The late accounts from
England appear to confirm the apprehensions
which have been entertained as to the exis
tence of disease in the crop of potatoes,
while the continuance of unfavorable wea
ther has excited Rome alarm in reference to
the grain crops. Under such circumstances,
therefore, it seems quite probable that a de
ficiency to some extent in the supply of the
necessaries of life will exist, and that we
majf in the coursn of the winter become ex
porters of considerable quantities of at least
the lower descriptions of bread-stuffs, if not
not of the more valuable.
Minister Dismissf.p. At tho late Annual
Episcopal Convention, for the Diocese of West
ern Now York, held in Geneva, Bishop Delan
cy announced that Rev. Washington Van Zandt
had been displaced from the ministry. No"
The Drought ijNew Jersey had destroy
ed late planted corn, buckwheat and turnips.
Wheat and rye have been harvest in excellent
condition, boTh yielding unusually heavy
The California Expeiution. We under
stand that the troops now ut Jefferson Bar
racks, destined for California, composed of
tho second infantry, two companies of artil
lery, and a squadron of dragoons, under the
command of Gen- Benet Riley, have been
ordered to New York, Rnd will embark by
sea for their destination about the 1st of Oc
tober. Tho season is now so far advanced,
that the march across the country could not
be made without great risk and expense ;
and it is thought by those best acquainted
with tho route, that, under the most favorable
circumstances, they would have been com
pelled to winter in Santa Fe. Going by sea,
they will arrive in California in February.
Congressional Pat and Mileage. A.
Washington correspondent sf the New York
Herald says he often hears members com
plaining of the sacrifices which they make in
coming to Congress. Some idea of ths "sa
crifices," he thinks, may be inferred from the
foot, that computing Congress, a -Jong and
short session, to be fifty weeks, at 88 a day,
a member receive via per diem, $2,800. If
he comes from Texas or Louisiana, he get
about $5,000 mileage, a sum for which he
might make a tour of a year in Europe his
mileage and pay amouat to S7,80O. Annual
expenses in Washington, S 1,000. Actual
travelling fees, 500 leaving $6,000 clear
gain. New members receive besides, $750
worth of books; $26 are allowed for station
ary fur a long session. These are awful "sa
crifioe," no doubt, but we fanoy they are
all on the part of Uncle 8am - s
For th Suaburr American."
The song that" you sang on that calm summer
Still rests on my soul like a bright dream of
And the rapturous swell of the softly breathed
With lingering sweetness through memory
For love lent' a charm to each silvery tone,
The love till is here, though the charmer
But the magio is woven it will not depart,
Its spell has too deeply encircled my heart.
Thy voice in the whispering zephyrs 1 hear,
No music ere fell half so sweet on my ear,
On the silence of midnight its melody swells
Like the echoes that play in the fairies' own
The wandering brook, dancing merrily by,
Seems to murmur thy name in its soft lulla-
For my thoughts are all thine every bright
thing I see,
Presents to mv heart but the image of thee.
unbury, Sept. 6, 1848.
Weary or Life. A Valuable Lesson. In
a letter dated Trenton Falls,. Aug. 14, Mr.
N. P. Willis relates the following curious
Among our follow pussengers up the Mo
havk we had, in two adjoining seats, a very
impressive contrast, an insane youth on his
way to an, asylum, and the mind that h;u) a
chieved the greatest triumph of intellect in
our time, Morse of the electric telegraph, on
an errand connected with the conveyance of
thought by lightning. In t lie course; of a brief
argument on the expediency of some provi
sion for putting and end to a defeated and
hopeless existence, Mr. Morse said that, ten
years ago, under ill-health and discourage-
menl, he would gladly have availed himself
of any divine authorization for terminating a
life of which the possessor was weary. The
sermon that lay in this chance remark the
loss of priceless discovery to the world, and
the loss of a fame and fortune to himself,
which would have followed a death thus
prematurely self chosen is valuable enough,
I think, to justify the invasion of the sac red
ness of private conversation which I commit
by thus giving it to print. May some one,
aweary of th? world, read it to his profit.
Removal of Benj. F. Butler. Benj. F.
Butler, Esq., United States Attorney for the
Southern District of New York, has been re
moved, and John McVean, Esq., appointed in
The Murderer of Mr. Schoolcraft.
Letters, says that Cleveland Times, received
fromS.tult St. Marie, states that disclosures
have been recent! v made at Fort' Brady, in
dicating th.it the assassination of the lalo J.
L. Schoolcraft, near that Fort, on the fi'.li of
July, 184G. was directly or indirectly, thu act
of Lieut. Tilden, the olfiecr who was stibs ?
quently convicted of robbery ami muiocr in
the city of Mexico, and sentenced 1) be
A Provident Investment. Mr. Aaron
Clarke, of Portland, Me., who was unfortu
nately crowded from the wharf into the river
and drowned, at late conflagration at Albany,
took out a policy on his life for S5.000 in N.
York, about two months since ; also one for
2;5'.)0 at Host on office, thus securing to his
family, consisting of a wife and four children
tho comfortaLle sum of 7.. 50.1, at a cost I -ss
Who Buvs an American Book 1- Th'; pub
lishers of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.-
in crown quarto, received an order for twelve
copies of that work lately from Ceylon, Only
think of that !
Tub Albany Whios are not satisfied wilh
letting the matter of the Charleston nomina
tion of General Taylor drop for fear of en
dangering tho coming Stale election. Circu
lars have been issued for calling the ward
representatives together to nominate Clay and
Fillmore. The call -s headed wilh the mot
to: "D.i riyht and trust to Providence for re
sults." When politicians trust to Provi
dence for winning an election, it must be
considered a marvellous sign ami a very great
improvement upon former practices. Ptiu.
The Charleston Tavlohites have called
a mooting to strengthen their determination
to support him, because tho Albany Whigs
have denounced him. Tho Charleston Mer
cury, alluding to the fact, says two wings of
tho party will biB kept in a state of considera
ble enthusiasm by flapping each other's faces
Be Cautious .' Some of the notes of the
broken Lewistown Bank and the Northamp
ton Bank, of this State, are still palmed on
tha unwayry by dishonest people Notes on
the Tenth Ward Hank, New York, are also
in circulation. These are a fraud, as no such
bank ever existed. Bo cautious. Miners'
Considerable Store-room. A man in
Providence, R. 1., bet five dollars that he
could eat a large basket of peaches in one
hour. lie was successful, having despacthed
one hundred ami fifty-two good' sized peaches
in fifty-two minutes.
Another fellow ate a basket without bet
ting and died in consequence of the eating
and not the bet.
ArroisTMcrr v the' President- Tho
mas C. McDowell of Pennsylvania, to be
Consul of the United States for the port of
Bahia or San Salvador, in Brazil, in the place
of Alexander H. Tyler, recalled.
. In a Suit rot Breach or Marriage Pro
use, in Chautauque oounty, N. Y,. Miss
Phyloskey Smith 'recovered live hundred dol
lars from Mr. C. Johnson.
A man that will deceive a woman with
such a name deserves to be made pay for it.
Professor Grant is about to attack the
yellow fever at Siateu Islaud, wilh his duiiit
feeling agent wilh which he aa completely
purified some National vessels that had the
fever en board.
T th Vetera at NartbantWIoatt tmntr.
pEI.I.OW f. 1 1ZBNS-Ha.t. f tx-on '"emir.
lier is tnJucrd l- offer himself mie 'ndidsts at th.i
aitprnarhiiit election for thr ofnes of
KEGISTER & UliCORDf'R AND
Clerk orihe Orphans' Court.
If h thmiM he .teemed w.inhy of thai nffie,nl
r fameJ ih s majority of vote, no erT.it will
1 pare.l to p-rt .rm the tlulie thereof with fi.leli.
'y. and at ha irmt.. to tha Interest , , ,.r,
- i-r..ei,n! nf ih pe ple.
Regretfully yur fellow ril ten.
' ' ' ' JOH.X H. BROW.
MiUhm, . 9 t H.
Y Virme of a reitmn O.drr of Hair, Uaurif
nut of llic t'ouil of Common Plena ..f N..r..
ihiiinbpilii it r-niity, tn ri it.rreinl, will he ial.1
at 1 i.Vlork P M. on r-Vn.'HDAY. Ilio ailir. dy
of TFEPTKMBER, A I). 184", at the IJnurt h .u.i
n the bn tou ah ..fSunl uiy lha following deter).
I" J pri pnty. 1. 1 nil t
A certain tract or piece of Land.
itnme in Upper Auiu-li ti.wnehip, Nottliumh-r-land
n.un'y. hi.tiii.'pd hy lat.tl f Wm Ketd, Pe-
r O' erd.irf, J. hn Wilvrm n. land rurveyed in
the name i f Kltzeih Walli-, and known hy ths
n; me of lao Jordan ir.n l containing 100 aciea,
moto 01 lra. ALSO :
A certain vtitr tract nf hand,
ainiaiR In tho lowr.ehip t.n,l cmin y nforeaiiJ, ad
joining the Sm-qnehiinnn river. Ih- Mansion firm
of Thotnne Giant, di-c'd, and land of John Wi.
vettuM,. si'd known hy 111" name of the Darch
trail, C 'litaining 50 '.crea, mure or l.-na.
I...t the raiHte of Thomaa Omtit, dee'd.
THOMAS A. BlLLt.N(iTO,
Sheriff's Dilicc. ? ' Sheriff..
Sunl-iiry.S pi, 0. J
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niiMI l l'eral ein-.-magpnieiil la oll'.ied wiih a
m ill ra i nl nf Ji5 l JUlO A ch .i ce ta off red,,
whi-rel.y an aaent run make from $10 ! $2H per
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N OTICE irher. by given, that m wife8uean
Aiirtimuiy, has left my bed and b aid in luly
lu-l, without any pro, caliou. I therefore caution
all p.T-m a from i r iixiin l her on my account, a I
am determined lo pay mi debts contracted by her
from thai time. '
ALLEN AUCHMUTV. "
Septembers. 1141. 3t
TO THE ELECTORS OF NORTHUMBER
FELLOW CITIZENS Encouraged by ma
ny of my Iriends throughout our county,
offer mynelf lo your consideration as a candidate
for the office of
IlliGISTEIt AND RECORDER,
and Clerk of (be Orphans Court,
at the next general Election Should my fellow
citiaen lavor me with a majority of their votes,
I aho'ild spare no exertion to lilfill ths duties of
said olfice with fidelity and to th satisfaction
of all. MARTIN IRWIN.
Sunbury, 8. pieml er 8, I84S.
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY. SS.
In th Orphan' Court of said County,
August Term, 1848.
IN the matter nf ih Partition, of th stal of
HANNAH REED, der'd. August II, J848-,
The court grant an i rule on lb hsiis a4
legal representatives to be and appear oa tb
first day of next term to accept or laftu tb et
tale at Ibe valuation or shew rauts why lb lata
shall not be sold, and tb court rfiiecl (bat ser
vice of this tul b aisai peiABUj aa all tha
heirs and legal representative! residing in tha
counties of NarlbuiV(lo4 o4 Columbia, snd
on the olbais by publishing lbs sa.Qa for four
suceesaiva woebt ia lha ,'&uaburv American
paUUthsit at SkunUury.
per t uriaoj.
Csrtifod hang tb tsaord f
, ur said curt at KuBburr,
' . ' r Jha Parstl, D.
runhury August 19, l8tS.it