Star and banner. (Gettysburg, Pa.) 1847-1864, August 13, 1847, Image 2

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The ; lexatidria Gazette, in thc.annexcd
article; exhibiis in its true chOsiettir the
Consistent imbecility, which has marked,
the course of the National Admiuistration
iu the prosecution of the war with Mexico :
The Washington Union says, "that it is
the out(' determination of the Government
to prnsecute,the war with all possible en
ergy and vigor" until peace be obtained.—
, Our gallant sultliers tight with energy and
vigor, whenever an opportunity is atforde i ll
them, but as to any energy or vigor on the
part of t he. Administration in its manage
most of the war, we have yet fur Me first
time to see ii, save on paper. In the very
first war message of Mr. Polk, on the 1 Wu
May, 1816, hu invoked Congress "to place
a:O , -the disposition of the Executive the
means of prosecuting the war with vigor,
& thus hastening the restoration of peace."
Two, days after, Congress placed at his
disposal tiny thousand volunteers and ten
millions of money. On the Ithli of June
following, Mr. l'olk stated his determina
tion to prosecute the waroviguropsly," and
asked, in order that "no contingency should
be permitted to occur in which there would
be a deficiency in the Treasury fur the
vigorous prosecution oldie war," that "au
thority be given to issue Treasury notes
or to contract a loam" This was granted.
All the men and all the money subsequent
ly asked fur have been granted, and. all
the messages of Mr. Polk reiterated the
determination of the Administration to
,proseente the ‘vur with all possibli.:lnergY
and vigor. Notwithstanding all these pro
fessions, and notwithstanding the fact that
Congress had granted all the supplies of
men and money asked fur, (except the
Lieut. General,) the war has never to this
day been • •proi.eeuted iigormisly," in the
sense in which the Administration journ
als use that term.
Our troops have done all that brave men
could do, but they have always been left
by the Administration with such limited
means, both men and supplies, tin& they
have never, in a single instance, been able
to follow up their victories as they might
have dune had the Administration perform
ed its duty. So far froni - adopting or en.
couraging a "vigorous prosecution" of the
war, the Administration appears to have
done every thing in its power to prevent it.
Instead o f retaining and employing the
volunteers raised by General Gaines, at a
time when their service would have proved
of more importance probably than at any
subsequent period of 'the campaign, and
• when they could have been employed un
der the act of 13th of 31ay, 1840, they
were disbanded. Subsequently thousands
of volunteers who offered themselves have
been rejected, and it is but a few weeks
since the services of a company raised in
Wilmington, Delaware, were refused, al
though both General Taylor and General
Seen are well known to have their hands
tied for want of troops. The Union sonic
weeks ago published elaborate statements
showing that by the first of July General
Scott would be at the head of 20,000 men,
and General Taylor at the head of 10,000
men ; and yet, at the last dates from Gen
eral. Scott, his force did not exceed 8,000
effective nvsn, including the garrisons at
Jalapa and Perote, while only about 3,000
were on the march from Vera Cruz to re
inforce him ; and General Taylor had only
about 5,000, including every man bearing
arms from Brazos to Buena Vista. Thus
has it ever been ; and while the President
has authority to employ (regulars and vol
unteers,) something like 80,000 men, we
doubt whether at any one period since the
war commenced we had one-fourth of the
number in the field. With these facts star
ing us in the face let us learn more from
the,Administration or its organs about "a
vigorous prosecution of the war." . .
POLE AND SANTA Amis.—There can
not be found in the history of civilized na
tions an instance of fatuity so gross, or
treachery so wicked or immorality so glar
ing, as the admission of Santa Anna into
Mexico. by' order of Polk and his advisers.
Ii they believed that he would assist in pro
moting a peace, that result has shown what
all wise men foresaw and all limiest men
predicted, that they were defeating the ve
ry end they hoped to accomplish; if they
meant that he s tumid do ivhat he has done,
gather supplies, levy recruits and organize
armies to iesist our progress and slaughter
our citizens, they were guilty of the most
horrid treason ; or if they proposed that
he should slur up disorder and invite re
bellion among his own unhappy country
men, they violated the first principles of
international morality,and inflicted a wound
upon the American name which they can
not heal, and established a precedent at the
consequences of which humanity shudders.
Viewed in any aspect in which their apol
ogists have placed it, this act is damning
to the Administration ; and wits them no
other cause of objection—unfortuntitely
for the people there aro thousands—this
of itself - would be sufficint reason why ev
ery just and upright man should labor to
secure their overthrow.
It is well, perhaps, for the immediate
rescue of the goverment - front the 'hands
of those who have outrageously abused it,
that this.fully or this crime—in - its- bat
construction it partakes of the - nature of
both—should have been committed. It is
well, perhaps, that the recklessness of pro
fligate rulers, after plunging the country
into an unnecessary war, should haveltal
to the eonimission of an act which has no
parallel its tho annals ofnational turpitude,
because the mural sense of the nation has
been roused by irto the necessity of in
stant and simple vindication ; but still the
theek'of every American tingles at the
thought that the destinies of the laud have
inxin committed, even temporarily, to those
who would thus betray them.
[North Stneriam.
In the most fortunate event, the triumphs
of the battle-tichl are truly deplorable. A
French lady once said to the Duke of
AVellington, 'a great victory must be a
glorious affair." Madam," replied he, "I
eunceive it to he the most deplorable cat
astrophe that can possibly happen, except
* grest.durrat." The expericuce of one
man. who had been witness to so much
blitirkshind, is worth all the. preaehings of
all the Peace societies iu the world.
Dinh then must ho the responsibility
to :God. to mankind, and to history, of
that Governor eat which, either upou slight
provocation or for the mike of adding to its
territories, or for any other than a most
ortutrolling reason, plunges a people into
this fearful state. (Richmond Whig.
Winn MAX SUL IL—There is a law in
11,14aaeari kw selling vagrants at public atm.
italkitlighest bidder. A man named
Jokiallowterit, grey in 'wittily, was sold
oat state Sist uIL. to Mr. Joseph
SW% tetpekt of a limy stable. He was
4 1 00001 101. HOW et* was indifferent to
dirt soot tigthion stoned hian.
The unostentatious charity of Gen. la
riat is one of the brightest traits in his
character. lu a rough canvass of a politi-
Cal campaign, it would perhaps have been
the best policy to leave untold the recital
of his many generous acts. Buthis friends
and supporters are so truly proud of his
private worth, that many incidents have
found their way to the public press, the
promulgation of which, we are confident,
Gen. ham would have avoided, could he
ha ve controlled it. Among these acts 41)6-
vatc munificence, we copied one from the
Pensylvania Telegraph, which was to the
effect that Gen. lam.: supported at his sole
expense, at Lafayette College, a Chinese
youth, who was studying for the Christian
ministry. IVe arc always in the habit of
recording such devils, wherever we meet
them, as they are an honor to human nature,
and little did we think that, party malignity
would endeavor to distort or falsify the libel.
The Easton Argus, a violent and scrupu
lous Locoliico paper, published at Easton.
where Lafayette College is situated,
mediately contradicted the story—said it
had made inquiry of the officers, and found
no suck youth there; but admitted there
had been one last winter answering to the
description, and still denying that he had
been supported while there by Geti. him
This article front the Easton Argus having
found its way into Centre county,
Bellefonte Whig felt called upon to enqiiire
into its truth. lo the course of his inqui
ries he was referred to Rev. JAPE LINN,
the Presbyterian Minister at Bellefonte,
who gave the following farts.
In November last, the Rev. Win: Chet , -
ter, I). 1)., Agent of the Board of Education
to the Presbyterian Church, addressed a
letter to Gen. Irvin, informing hint of the
arrival of a Chinese youth in this country
with the Rev. MG Wiloonf,of his. &slim
to have an education.---of his high charac
ter as a youth of piety and good natural
abilities—and the strong prospect of . fii 7
tare usefidness, held out if he should se.;
turn to his native India as an educated and
enlightened Christian Minister. We in
sert an extract of the letter referred to:
"It will PC4ill3 *75 *year to educate is young
nian fur the Gospel Ministry; and my object in
writing, in the second place, is to propose to you
to place in the hands of the Board of Education
575 a year, until his education la tiomplehrdOrrhieh
will be from sto 7 years. !rowed mimetic!' the
gospel in India. he will accomplish threefold more
than any American missionary, and he sitstaimal
while engaged at his work, at leant at half the ex=
penile. • I knoW no thought that would be sweeter
to your heart when called to lay yourisead on that
pillow on which every head must rest • and every
eye ho closed, thin that, though dead, you will
speak through the lips °Cone preaching the gospel
in lands when] the paths of life are unoccupied
and unknown."
This aPPeASO...beautifullrantltosiching.-
ly made, found a ready response in Gen.
Irvin's heart. Hd handed the letter to Mr.
Linn requesting him to inform Mr. Ches.
ter that he would furnish the • required
means for the young mmes...educatitul--
Mr. Linn accotdiitgiy wrote to that effect,
and on the 14th of January last Mr. Ches
ter answered that letter; and as the answer
is short, we ropy it, as satisfactory and
conclusive evideneeepon the subject.
Philadelphia. January 12th, 1847.
"Rev. and debt have delayed allawerilig
our truly kind and acceptable letter, until my re
turn from Easton. Dr. Vaa Itenssalser aigi my
self returned laat week from paying a Pastoral visit
to the young meniinder the cam of the Board, of
Education, at Lafayette College. - White engaged
in that wok' we saw sad conversed with Adam
James Irvin. We round him all that Di. Wilson
had represented him to he.. 1)r. Van R. and my.
sell thought out.Pf ..FigAtil--thirtr-7-908 w
conversed with on the subject ot,personsl piety
not one appeared so well as this young man. He
is the fins scholar in hiaclews. • • He appears
humble, meek, docile, and I do bops that Gen. le.
vin will eoe that 00d has uusde him the instrument
of raising up an alto and Esittitid minister of the
New Testaneent;
• • Please to my to Gen. Irrin that the time
he desiptatta to pay the Pit, either May or Juno,
will be acceptable to tie as any other put of the
year.—We have no prcilmenee. I baps he will
consult his own convenience as to the time
Yotu's truly,
The first yearly payment of 1175 was
paid to Mr. Linikby Generallrrin in June
and the acknowledgement _of it will be
found in the "Presbyterian" of the 17th of
July, ult., among mionies received by the
Doanl of,Education._l - junB_2ll .follows.:
"Bellefonte, Ventre
scholarship, $73."
In the whole proceeding _Gen. Irvin re-,
quested that his name should cut be made
known, not desiring to beat all public in
the business, and it found way into the
papers without he ;lightest agency or wish
on his part; but having been brought before
the public, and its correctness denied, it
seems no more than proper that the truth
should be told.
CAN SIIUNK se &wrap t Is a question
often asked, and we know of no better
• -
way:ef answeringlit, than by copying the
folleWirig paragraph from the. HarriebUrg
Argus, one of the two locolheotiapeka pub 7
lisbed„ Harrisburg. We extract from
the Argus of Febniary 17. • •
"It should not be forgotten thatin- 1844,
Governor Shunk succeeded by a meagre.
majority of four thousand votes. The
Democracy were then - They
marched up to the polls as one man, and
only saved themselves "by [he sin of their
teeth." But the condition of things has
changed materially since that period. With
out inquiring into the cause, it is aufficient
for us to know that the party from bring
united hes &Tows di:ow:tut. THEY
DER. Without that harmony and colo
rful of action, the majority of 9,000 in
1844 noel, as a matter of course, dwindle
down to a majority in 1847."
Mr. Polk, a little more than a year ago,
was furious because Mexico would not re
ceive an an ambassador from the United
States. She was filling to receive a com
missioner, but he swore that she must take
an ambassador or nothing. Since then,
however, he has found his war so trouble
some that he has sent to her Senor Mocha
and Mr. Tried, who arc not only not am
bassadors but are less even than commis
sioners. lie is fast .climbing downwards'
in his pretensions.—LouissilleVourrud.
Tnt: Masons or Wsit.--A Massachu
setts volunteer, writing to his friend at
N ewburyport, gives the , following illustra
tion of the horrors of war:
""One of the most horrible sights I over
saw was when we passed the dead men's
road, as it is called, where the train was
cut oft last spring, a few days before the
battler Of Buena Vista. There were men's
bones, 'rotting carcasses of men, cattle, and
!torsos strewed thickly around, with here
and there an ann, skull, Ate., with nothing
to proteet them but the deadly stench aria
ng from them."
General Taylor has addressed a letter to
General PeterSkenSmith,of Philadelphia *
in relation to his being a candidate of the
Native American party. The letter hi da
ted July 6th. Ile says: •
"Upon the points alluded to in those re
marks, and to which member s of the Na
tive American party require assent from
those whom they favor for the Presidency,
I can only say with all candor, that if elect
ed to that office it,must be by the sponta
neous will of the people at large, and with:
out agency or pledge on my part in any
particular. If I ever fill that high'offtee.
it must be untrammeled with party obliga
tions or interests any Itind,and under none
but those which the amstitation—and the
Aitrh interests of the nation at large most
seriously and solemnly demand.
"I do not desire the Presidency. and on
only yield thus far my assent to be
cunsidered a candidate in the same pro
portion in which it is desired by the peo
ple. irrespective fparty."
In relatidn to a set of yes' °lotions adopt
ed in May last, by a meeting of the 'Whip
in Nottingham district, Prince George's
county,, Maryland, approving of his course
in condricting the war with Woxico, and
at the same lime nominating him for the
Presidency in 1848, General Taylor sends
the following hitter:
Mod Qmartete Jruty of Orespatins, j
Camp netarrilouterry, Mesko, July 1847. 5
My Pear Sir:—Theriesoluttons recent
ly adopted by a meeting of the citizens of
Prince—Gleurges. county, Maryland, for
warded to me by you, have been, with your
aecoinpanying letter, duly received. •
Throughyou I wouldvespectfully_return
to those kind friends my deep and sincere
thanks for the very high honor and Ilene
testimoniali pf approval which they have
conferred upon me. If thegood people of
the nation should so greatly honor me
with elevation to the Chief Magistracy, I
shall, by all zealous endeavors and to the
best of my ability, strive to serve them,
and maintain the best and highest, interest
of the whole country; yet. though I feel
impelled to yield to the call of the people
at large, I should hail with pleasure their
determination to confe; so great a gift on
some eminent statesman.
Be pleased to accept, with acknowl
edgeniettesr and those whom
you represent, the warm good wishes and
regard of your must obliged servant,
Z. TA Y kUlt.
Major General United States Army.
Aquasco, Prince Georges county, Md.
Tug Faisnos.--The York Republican
thus handsomely alludes to the conduct of
the Friends toward the suffering people of
Ireland :
“We - were struck on looking over •
than a column of closely printed matter in
therPennaylvania Inquirer, which contain
ed the acknowlegements by the Central Re
lief Committee - of the Society of Friends
in Ireland, of the remittances recei v ed front
this country to aid in staying the ravages
of Famine in that unhappy island, with
the contrast which it presented to certain
other prOceeding now going on throughout
the world. It seems that ,we have contri
buted £14,576 175., or about 872,880 in
cash, in this charitable work, besides up
wards of sixty thousand barrels of corn
And unal..wheatiod rye _lour. peas. and
beans, and boxes of clothing. Of all these
contributions, from every quarter of the
Union, and from all religious denomina
tions. the Society of Friends in Ireland,by
an unsolitated and by no means prearrang
ed movement, were constituted the almost
era to distribute them among thesuffering,
destitute and starving victims of hunger
and disease. What a noble, compliment !
What implicit confidence!. It was sent to
the Friends. because they were fully reli
ed upon as impartialas regarding no sect
or party—as caring nothing for the distinc
tion of Catholic and Protestant—as know
ing no other eleimthin that of calamity and
affliction, and recopitzing that, whenceso
ever it might proctitild. Their strife was
nel„with weapons of death on the battle
Itut with railuntia_the
_ .
'hovels of the poor against the gaunt send
Famine. They sought not to inflict
wound - m angle flesh ad crush 'bones
with iron balls. broadswords and bayonets,
but to feed the hungry—cloth the naked,
and allay the burning agonieiof the fever
stricken. Here was true glory !"
THE CHAWCI6II OF BaTmx.--"At Water
loo," said Napoleon, •d ought to have been
victorious. The chances were a hundred
to one in my favor. Bus Ney, the bravest
of the brave: at the head 42,000 French
men, suffered himself to be delayed a whole
day by some thousands of Nassau troops.
flail It sot been for this inexplicable inac
tivity, the English army would have been
taken flagrarde delitio; and annihilated
Without striking a blow. Grouchy,‘witti
40,000 men, suffered Bulow and Blucher
to escape from him; and;finally, i heavy
shower of min nude the ground so soft
that it was impossible to commence the at
tack ai daybeeit; — ll - witheett - able - to cow
mence early, Wellington's army would
have been, trodden down in the defiles of
the forest before the Prussians could have
had time to arrive. It was otherwise lost
without resource. The defeat of Welling
ton's army would have been peat:coke re
pose of Europe, the recognition of the in
terest of the masses, and of the democra
ey."—lffontholon's History. ,
BRAZIL.—Tho National Inteiligencer
has reason, by the information of private
advices, to believe that affairs between!Bra
zil and the United-States, are in a more
delicate position than they had until lately
supposed, and says :
Though we have reason to suppose that
the instructions by the Executive to Mr.
Tod have been framed with a laudable
purpose to prevent a collision between the
two countries, our private information leads
us to suppose that it will not be a very ea
sy matter, the authorites of Brazil being in
a high state of exasperation. It may be
so far excited by what has passed as not
to listen to reason. We are not disposed
to doubt the disposition of our own gov
ernment to avert this collision, if it can do
so by an reasonable effort.
A DISCIPLE OF RONGE.—We notice that
it is stated that one I/r. Kock has arrived
at Washington. Ile is a German, and a
disciple of Rouge. Ile has come here un
der the advice and counsel of Itongc.—
Ilia object is to establish a sort oreatholic
Church at Washington, independent of the
See of Rome,
,and it is the purpose of
Mingo to send out a minister or two into
foreignnations generally, preaching the
the Catholic faith entirely independent of
the head of the Church at Rome.
gust is anintcresting number, and rich in
commercial information/ Aniong the ar
ticles is
. a account of the Tannery of
Mr. &nom( Pnarr, at Prattsville, in the
State of New York. It is asid,tobe the
largest establishment of the kind in the
world. The following extract will furnish
some idea of the immense scale upon which
it is conducted :
"The Prattsville Tannery, as we haii
said, furnishes one of the most striking ex
amples of individual energy ited enterprise
which oureountry, fruitful as it is in such
examples.' affords. A little more than
twenty year ago, the district of country
in which it stands was a perfect , wilder
ness. Although just back of the well
known Catskill range, and not more than
teirty-six miles from the banks of the Hud
son, the great thoroughfare of our interior
trade, the depth of its hemlock forests, - the
solitude of its mountain_ glens, and the
flashing of its tumbling brooks, bad been
explored only by thefout of the hunter,
and were as little known to the public as
the slopes and vaUeys of the Rocky Moun
tains. In 1824 fiol. Pratt visited this dis
trict, and will, with unerritkg judgement, at
once decided upon it as the proper loca
tion. With a man of Col. Pratt's energy,
from the conception of a project to its ex
ecution is but a single step. With such
men to will and to do is the same thing.=
In less than nicety days he had a tannery
erected and ready to commence operations.
This tannery is an immense Wooden
building, 530 feet in length, 43 feet in
breadth, and twit stories and a half high.—
Within this area are contained 300 vats,
with conductors to draw the liquor to the
pitinp,itifording about 48,040 cubits feet of
room for tanning purposes. A large wing,
40 feet by 80, extending over the stream,
contains twelve leaches; six of which have
copper heaters, each 28 feet lone. The
cubic contents of the leaches amount to a-1
bout 12,000 ket, and also the bark lon,
through which; in the course of the year,
passes more than ail' thousand colds of
bark. The mills through which it is
ground are cepoble of grinding over a cord
of bark per labor ; and it has connected
with it a pump of sufficient capacity to de
liver 1,000 cubit feet of "ooze," or water
charged with tanning, in thirty minutes.--
The beam-house contains thirty vats, equ v
:dent to 7,640 cubic feet. It has connect:-
ed with it three hide mills, for softening
the dry Spanish hides, and two rolling
machines, capable of rolling 500 sides of
leather per day. Outside of the building,
but connected with the beam-house by an
under-ground communication. are eight
stone sweat-pits, with pointed arches and
flues. The pits are of the most approved
size, being in area ten feet by fourteen, and
in depth eight feet, with a spring of wa
ter at one corner.
The labor employed, directly or indirect
ly, may be set down at two hundred men
daily. The ramified branches of business
and trade that it fosters, the comfort, refine
ment, and intelligince of which it becomes
the centre, and its final influence upon the
growth and populousness of the surround
ing district,cannot be too highly estimated."
err I.urniecrV gives the following account
of a slave who recently passed through that
place on his way to Canada:
- He wirfrom Louisiana ; and ho has
been three months in performing his pil
grimage journey, with nothing but the riv
er for his guide, and in a land of enemies,
the greater part of the way, ready to seize
and return him to his prison house of bon
dage. He is about 25 years of age, and
this is the second attempt he has made to
gain his freedom. The first was made
some years since, which proved unsuc
cessful, as he was re-captured and taken
back; when be was put to work again on
a cotton plantation, with ,a heavy bar of
iron attached to one of his legs. This was
worn by him for years; when. supposing
that the spirit of manhood oar crusted in
him, it was removed. He still cherished
in his bosom a desire for liberty and when
an opportunity offered . : readied to make
another desperate 'Wort to gratify it. lu
this he hag been successful.
CKNTHAL RAILROAD.....—The Secretary of
the Commonivealth 'Of 'Pennsylvania has
issued a proclamation, in which, after re
citing the provisions of atract of the gene--
ral Assemby. passed at the session of 1840,
entitled "An act to authorize the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad Company to construct
a railroad through Pennsylvania, in a dr.
motion from. Baltimore to the Ohio river
at the city of Pittshurg,!! he declares the
said act to be null and void.
This settles the question - as to the char
ter of the great Pennsylvania railroad.—
The Secretary says further, that ..satisfac
tory evidence has been furnished to him
that one million of dollars on aceount of
the stock subscribed has been . paid into
the Treasury of ' that company I and also
That- thirty-miles el -said-vat heed have been
put under contract for construction, and
that one-kalf of Abe -portion so put under
contractis at thi - western tenuiiiiis of the
said road, commencing at the city of Pitts
burg andante:tiling eisiviardly.': . •
STILAN Heo-Carattun.:-,The contractors
on the Bay State' mills now hoist their
brick and mortar by. steam. A small en
gine is stationed in.the.lower story of the
mill, to which isiappended an endless chain
running from the engine to the floor upon
which the workmen are
. engroged. To the
chain the hods of brick and mortar are fas
tenedbxn hook, which is firmly affixed
to the hoir. --- On arriving at thetop the ten
ders take the hods from the chains and
and carry them to any desired part of the
building. A man stands near the engine
to take off the empty hods as they approach
the floor by the downward side of the'
chain. The labor of about twenty-five
men is saved by this i ng enious invention,
which was first Julep to this purpose,
we understand, at Lowe I last summer.—
Lawrence Courier.
Friday evening last, Mr. Jacob Allison,
who was engaged, during the day, in deliv
ering some wood at Eree 'Talk, on
Baltimore and Susquehanna Rail Road,
was discovered lying along side of a fence,
almost insensible. Thinking that Mr. A.
was intoxicated he was removed to a stable
close by, where they permitted him to re
main. About U o'clock at night they went
to see what had become of him,' when he
was still there. In the morning they made
another visit to the stable, when they dis
covered that the man 'had died. By all
means the deceased should have been ea
red for, when they paid their first visit, in,
the evening. Mr. A. was in easy circum
sdhees, and the owner of two farms,
we understand.— York ddrocalc.
CANADA.—The Prstilence.—The Iris h
famine fever has evidently assumed a pest
ilontial or epidemical form in Montreal and-
Quebec, where the people aro paying dear
ly 154 British misgovernment in hellrid.
The Quebec Gazette of the 2d inst.
states that the Rev. Mr. McMahan, pas
tor of Pt. Patrick's church there, had an
nouneed 60deaths among hie rongregalion
alone in the previous week.. There hid'
died on ship-board, on the passage front
Great Britain to Quebec, over 2,500 immi
grants, in Grosso Isle Hospital, 1,500, on
board ships at Grosselsle 750, and in Mon--
treat, Quebec, and sheds, &c., over 8,500
tnor . e; in all, 84150 deaths, besides the pes
tilence carried through Canada, destroying
the clergy, physicians, nuns, benevolent
householders, crews of boats,ships, &c.—
Over 70,000 have reached Canada from
Europe this year, and of those, some 5,000
are yet below Quebec. In all, 200,000
must have been added to the potitilittion of
North America from Europe since the Ist
of Januarytast.
• The deaths in the abortive efforts at re
volt in Ireland, in 1798 and 1803, were few
when compared to the famine fever caused
by the rapacity of Irish Landlords.
The barque Naomi arrived lkom Liver
pool, same day as the YorkAire, had
334 passengers ; and of these 78 had died
at sea, 104 were dying of the fever—while
the Martingale, from Hamburg, brought
160 passengers, and there were none sick
or dead. One ship, the Agamemnon, from
_Liverpoool, brought 640 passengers, a
whole village at once.
At Montreal, 202 immigrants had died at
the miserable sheds, near the swampy
grounds, during the past week, and 05
more of them in the city.
mans of the present day, like their progen
itors, are the greatest lovers of art in the
world, even that of dancing. That of Fan
ny Euler electrified them, insomuch that
their enthusiasm provoked a subscription
which produced the sum of 12,0015 francs,
which sum they converted into a crown of
gold, which they wished to offer to the ob
psetof their idolatry. They, however, recol
lected that there was at the Quirinal a map
whom they preferred to Fanny Elsaler.—
They went to find him, saying: "Most
Holy Father, if it does not displease your
Holiness, we desire to give to Funny Els
sler a crown of gold u'llich we have here."
"Give the crown, then, if it amuses you,"
replied the good Pius, laughing. "I would
merely observe that your gift is not logi
"Why, Holy Father?"
"Only on this wise: I thought till now
crowns were made for the head, and not
for the feet!"
Notwithstanding this the Romans offered
their crown of gold to Fanny Eissler ; but
the same day they sent to Pius IX a thou
sand crowns for his suffering poor.
A FISISLLE ARMY.—Mr. Duncan, an Af
rican traveller, presented a 'paper at a late
meeting of the Royal Geographical Socie
ty, containing an account of a recent jour
ney into the interior of Africa, 400 miles,
where no European had ever been. Ile
was kindly:treated by the King of Deliomy,
who promoted his views. Among other
things, Dr. Duncan gives novel details of
this king's military establishment. His
body-guard consists of upwards of 6000
women, armed with muskcis, short sabres
and clubs. This guard is also officered
by women, and the officers are selected
principally on accountuf their height 'and
bodily dimensions, corpulency being abso
lutely essential ; so that, in fact, they are
1111 persons of considerable height.
The present Parliament of Great Brit
ain is one of the few that have lived out
their natural term of seven years, it being
rarely found that so long a time passses
without a ministerial crisis ofsome kind to
necessitate a new appeal to the people.—
During the seven years just completed,
howevef; we have contrived . not only to
pais the greatest scheme of modern times
—the introduction of free-trade—without
resorting to the election booths, but have
actually accomplished it by the voice of a
Parliament elected under Sir Robert'Peel's
banner fur the express purpose of resisting
the innovation.—eor. Corn. Adv.
Chloride of Soda is said in the London
Lancet to be an effectual cure for a burn.
An attorney, in attempting to put out the
flames that had attacked the curtains of
his bed, got his hand burnt 'and blistered,
but - not broken. He sent for a couple of
quarts of the lotion, four ounces of the sol
ution to a pint of water, had it podred ent
into soup plates, wrapped his handsin lint,
as no skin was broken, and so kept them
for some time. Next morning he was so
perfectly well that only one small patch of
bUrns remained, vet an hour had elapsed
before the application. It is added that
the same remedy is sufficient to heal scalds
and a black eve.
dent at South Gardner informs us that Mr.
Luther Gates, Of Sterling. week before last,
lust fire valuable oxen and two cowc by a
disease which some suppose to be the mur
rain. He assisted a physician from Fitch
butg,-who"was examuluithiflatiiii - of tirelf
death, and from a alight scratch on his
thumb contracted the disease, which car
ried him off suddenly. The physician,
and another person who assisted, him, it
was famid,caught the disealicbut it yielded
to seasonable medical attention. This has
produced some exeitement in ,
that town.
Mr. Gates was buried at midnight on the
day he died.—TVerrester Transcript.
Ace trixter.-4 little daUghtei.. of 'Mr.
Otis Lawrence, of Lydon, Vermont, in' re
turning from school called at a house for
the purpose of ascertaining the timeof day,
when finding the people absent, she placed
her hands on the window silk raised her
self from the ground, and put her head
through the window, that she' might look
at the clock, when the window fell upon
her neck, causing her death before she
could be discovered.
A DEATH PENALTY.—The Legislature
of the State of Louisiana have declared it
optional with the jury to have persons who
aro convicted of murder, either capitally
punished in the old way, or imprisoned for
life. The jury, in the only case that oc
curred since the passage of the new law,
decided on imprisonment in preference to
Cincinnati Commercial is informed on
good authority, that a block of three story
buildings is to be erected in that city, the
entire front to be of cast iron I The plates
for the sahie are already being cast.
Tani ;ro TineLAsT.—A few woeke ago
a woman in Cincinnati was seen taking
her drunken husband home on a wheebar
A Correspondent of the Ilarrisburg
telligencor, writing from Union -town, Fay
ette county, gives the following statement
of „the course pursued by the political
Mende of j!raticis R. Shunk during the
last `session of Congress. "A bap is
known by the company lie keeps.i' Mr.
Shenk is affected by the . conduct of his
friends ; and to vote for him involves an
apProhation of the measures which they
favored to cast reproach upon General
Torten—to vomits the purposes of
Southern Slave-hulders—to prevent the
bounty of our Republic being intended to
starving Ireland, and to -tax the necessa
ries of the poor, while they refused Pro
tection to the Industry of Pennsylvania:—
Loco/ore Voles.
Ist. The Shunk-men in Congress voted
unanimously . for Farren's amendments to
to defeat the vote of thanks Ithogether.
[See Journals.] -
2d. The Shunk-men, as a party, voted
against the WILMOT PROVISO, and
by their votes defeated it;, Several of th em
having changed their votes to accomplish
it. [See Journals.]
ad. The Shunk-men, as a party, VO
BlLL—against , half a million to' save our
Irish friends, their wives and children,
from starvation, at the same time voting
thirty millions to wake war upon Mexico.
[See Journals.]
4th. The Shunk-men as a party voted in
and at the same time votettagainst increas
ing the duties on iron and coal. [See
Journals.] • • --
What will the, friends of General Tay
/or—the friends offfrredem--the friends of
the Irish—the friends of theTennsylvania
Iron and Coal-4he lovers of Tea and
Coffee, say to such men, and such a party?
W ill the people—the hottest and indepen
dent votes of Pennsylvania sustain a party,
who as such, have voted to censure instead
of thanking Taylor for his glorious victo
6es-7-who voted millions for war and nut
a cent to save u brave'antl' generous peo
ple from starvation—who voted against
liberty and in favor of slavery—to tax
Tea Slid Coffee and against protecting I
ron and Coal ?
Will the people of Pennsylvania next fall
countenance a party advocating such prin
ciples and supporting such infamous and
ruinous measures? These Men cannot
—they dare not deny these charges. They
are sustained and proved by the Journals,
and they know .it. They are challenged
to the' scrutiny; They. are not meet -it:
racy—llolding public office thirty years,
and receiving seventy thousand dollars of
the people's money.
Federal -Rriskictusy---Earni t ig a compe
tency by private iffterprize, frugality and
Toryisns—Figliiing in is war one believes
might have been avoided.
.Patriotiam—Louding the wisdom of the
President in commencing a wur on his
own hook; and denouncing as Tories all
who refuse to do the same thing—taking
care at the same time to keep out of reach
of the Mexican batteries.—Doykslown
following is an extract of, a letter received
in Washington from an intelligent officer
of the Government at Vera Cruz, and pub
lished in the Union:
Vera Cruz, July 23, 1847.
.41 was in hopes by this ,time, there
would be something definite, or that we
had arrived nearer peace; but as yet no
commissioners have been appointed, and
the _government have removed to a place
further south. They will make a show•
of defence at Mexico, but General Scott
will march in. Our last dater from him
were to the 10th instant. He was then
to move on the 15th ; and if he did, he
must now be in the city: General Pillow
and Cadwallader ' and all the train, had
reached him, and his number was 12,000.
I see no other .way or prospect of peace
than for the pence party [and it is compo
sed of the most wealthy and the better por
don of the community] to form an anti-
Santa Anna and anti-monarchial pdrty, un
der the auspices and protection of the A-
Aterieep Army ; and by the time this new
vernaiiiii Well and firmly establts e ,
and finished' its negotiations with us, it
will gave gained such strength and popu
larity as will enable it to withstand the
other parties combined.
Cantons CIRCUMITANCE.—One of our
Chester County farmers, [says the Village
Record,] who. keeps a small _dairy, was
annoyed for sevetal weeks by finding that
one of his cows was regularly milked from
day to day In a most mysterious manner.
The milk-maid would find her work done,
and no way to account for it. Suspicion,
we suppose, as it general lit such cases,
began-icilasten epos-honent-peeple-in-the
neighborhood; for sure it was that some
active agent must be engaged in plunder
ing the cow of her milky treasures. At
length the secret vas discovered. ~A pig
five or six months old, web discovered in
the act of sticking the cow, which with
great docility submitted to the operation.
We have hetud of similar cases—of
pigs sucking cows; but believe the 'ln
stances are verr.rare. One in particular,
in which a shoemaker was suspected of
milking a neighbor's - cows; but the repu
tation.of the honest man was afterward!
triumphantly vindicated by the discovery
that it was the shoemaker's pig.
is now living, in one of the chief towns of
New Ilainprhire, a woman who -has had
ten husbands, all of whom are now living
upon the best of terms with her and each
other. The wonian is highly respected
Among her neighbors, who sec nothing to
censure, but much to approve. ,Strange
as it may, appear, an action for bigamy
could nut bo sustained against her. ,
VISITOR/J.—Hon. James lineltanan t Sec
rotary of State, and 1-Knoi 'Walker, Esq.,
the Prosiddn's - private Secretary, arrived
Poi t Old Poi t on Thursday morning last, in
the steam r Georgia, from Baltimore.—
The Ile . Cave Johnson, Post Master
General, i also there.
CARAT CROP 01 COMC.--The Alexan.
dria Gatet to says that a recout letter from
the lion. IL L. Ellsworth, of Indiana, for
merly Commissioner of the Patent Office,
states that ho has 1000 sores in corn, from
which be expects to make 55 bushels to
the acre. Only iinmagine 55,000 ,bushels
dem one Carat !
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FIN DING still a csmaiderable Rambes
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to "THE STANDARD" on my Boob , . •
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He has made arrangements torecerve the'
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Gettysburg, May ,
-- r TAeComenonseetifthePesoisiA'
' • vans°, to Me Siell'af _
ems County k OrettinSt t
We aotemeail you that you
attach JOHN DUPHORN, leta f of - your
County, by all and singular his good and
()battles, land and tenements, in :whose
hands or possession soever the game may
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on Note not pxceeding Two Hundred Dol.
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and tenements, or any of them, may be
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Gettysburg the 10th day- of August next,
to answer what shall be objected against
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therein. And have you then there this
writ. Witness Wm. N. Irvine, Esq.,
President Judge of our Bata Court at Get.
tysburg, this 12th day of July, A. D. 1847,
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CA If P-MEETING.--A Canq►meeting, under
the auspices of the Methodist Eisiscoitod f_lhurch,
mill be held .M 1 the land of Mr. TII MIT LIG, about
2 suites south of tins place, between the F.nunits.
burg and Tarrytown multi, commencing on Fri-
day the 20th of Aug. inst.
friends of Temiusvranre have in view a Harvest
!lease Celebration at Huntentown, to-morrow one
week. the 20th met. It is hoped that there will be
■ large'attendance from the ditfbrent societies in
the county. The following delegates have been
appointed to repreeentthc Union Total Abstinence
Bociety of Gettysburg:
George Arnold, Dr. D. Gilbert,
Rev. H. 1.. 'laugher, Rev. R. 8. Maelay,
Wm. W. Paxton, D. M'Conaughw, Esq.
New. E. V. Gerhart, George Wormier,
lA A. Buehler, Rev. Dr. Bclnneker,
Rev. Dr. Wesson, Col. 8. 8. M'Creary,
Prof. M. L. Stoever, Prof. M. Jacobs,
It. G. breviary, Esq. John Hemmen,
Rev: D. Keller, Dr. C. A. Uowgill,
k4olohios Powers, Wm. Boyer.
gust, contains contributions :roan "Fanny Yarns-
Ire Mer. Gigourney, Mta. Butler, Mr.. Osgood,
Min Bloarman, Mr. Inman, and ahem, and is il-
Thatnue.l with two handsome Engravings, a plate
of iaideloua, and a piece of Music by Mils $low
• w is Drury Cornwall's "Thou shalt ahl_g to me."
The Cohanahlan continues to hold a high rank a
mong the monthlies, and merits a generouiu support.
$3,00 per year, or two copies for $5. Ormsby and
Hackett, 116 Fulton street, N. York.
COIL7NTERFEITB.—The Philadelphia Led
ger says that well executed counterfeit *5 notes on
the Batik of Middletown, Pa , are in circulation.
Mee notes pn the Mechanic's Bank of Newark,
Asa, $3 notes on the Marine Bank of New
Oediorriorbith ran be eerily detected, on account
ofitiseir bad Pulliam.
igenting oftioae friendly te this project, is to be held
h Itanortr, on asfand t t the 28th inst. Diatin
italetted apokao, it ix init, grill be present, and
44140 84 4 811 1 ,An Men ! 7taiss Coop ea and D. M.
exxssa, E q., of this place.
Tint PorTSILIMIIIIOIIIIIIIIUL has ordered reitele
+don 5 4e *filch ontberized Postmasters to receive
lotiectit of teio neittpapent and draw upon the
Poet , Jerkin e. paper es published, to be
Aseentitui6ll;: ' '
Cs 4 The teteniditOofivetetion of the donned
ProtestantDotehrtrol:Oennan Itofornied Church.
es in the United Wake, - aromnbled In Heading on
IrethWislay TYWlrPhilitt"&hat. of Wawa*.
burOtev. /7 /*: 04* of "Isaelphito, Hoth
Theodore Freeliusbaxiish 9f New Jersey, and
:otter rlietillOOKA 4 *a Ir#htr AWiatiH, were
te be in etterulryt
Cr: Mbr. TAAL ikohnian, lit ei N i ro w ea l town.
.44,La '"fteeM eountl, Pa., ha now keding a
inannneals deer aildelini tidied from a calf, and
kisaitt, Ito be ihel,gresi.brer mied lo imt
Ida weight being abont 4,000 ;wand& }le ia'9
liam,....inehee to length, and animates round the
"hew ti frets Wye", and is tli (not awes 'tke
hatinthes t , . '
larerti‘iinppitpd porpgraph froth the SUOMI
(Locofoeo) AittericAt phoornui an honorable eon'
trait 110 the - Libe of of the opposition masts,
in tletlieillusionsto the gUtiemelbiiat candidates:
"Against the private • panicle,. of either Oov.
blilank or Gon. Irvin, no honorable inan will may
one word They are talk men--anilwe are pleas
ed to see it--of character end high standing.—
(ien. Irvin, though a Whig, wa attow to lbo a
Jibe's) initialed and honorable man."
adelphia/fernerylranian, in one of those tonntount
able moods ofeonrblaive joeularity which have re-,
e own dyer rave and solemn print, rev
produced hoot the Richmond. Enquirer a most atro
cious burbler, spat Mr. Polk—the publication of
on any'ordinary grounds orptrtinut sanity,
it is difileukto account for. "Do justice to ill l"
'fine exeelaims the Enquirer, Mid then proceed' :
"The Whigs have not done common justice.**
the President in the promentkm of 'hie war. It
should be constantly kept before the people, that
JANIS K. Pose is the eommander-in-chieforthe
army and navy of the United Matta: and that he
has devoted all of his energies to the discharge bf
his high duties, with an' eye to the interest and
honor of the conntry--and hu proven himself a
trustworthy commander-invehieE Is it not dis•
graceful in his political enemies to revileztid belit
tle him, when the trot of the world ere looking on
with admiration end estoeistanent at the wisdom
and I
. fforccatt vvitil k which his plans are laid, and the
promptitude, energyand surmise 'with which they
are executed'!"
It is true enough, says our cotemporary of the
U. States Gazette, that "the Whigs have not yet
doom common justice" to Mr. Pour.; but that they
are fully determined to do so, the Enquinnt may
rest assured. The year 1848 will see "cent
moo justice" executed upon the culprit, to the sa
tisfaction of even this insatiate satirist. We agree
also, that "it shinilealffiffllntly be kept before the
people" that James K. Polk is commander-in-ebief
of the Navy—in which capacity he suffitred our
fleet to barnacle itself for months in the Gulf of
Mexico, end ordered it to give free passage to the
blockaded port to the only man who ought to have
been kept out; anti that he is also commander-in
chief of t r ite Army, in which capacityhocedered
General Taylor to fall back upon Monterey before
the army of his friends and protege, Santa Anna.
But it was nor "James K. Polk, commander-in
chief of the army and Navy," who captured Vera
Cruz,—who gained the heights of Cerro Gordo,—
who made glorious the days of Palo Alto, Resaca
de la Palms, and Buena Vista. With none of
these achievements had the "ecommander4n-chief"
any thing to do; hut, while they were going
on, he and his venomous ministers were safe in
their cabinets at. Washington, concocting schemes
for depriving Gen. Taylor of his troupe and sacrifi
cing him and his brave volunteers to the enemy;
or mourning over the defeat of their plans to dis
grace Gen. Scott on the very field of his glory, and
commit the fortunes of the war and the honor of the
country to broken- do* political hacks and huck
stering desperadoes. Such were some of "use
plans," at which the "rest of the world have been
looking on with admiration anti astonishment."
The expenses of Mr. Polk's administration, for
the lust three months, were $22,475,505—being
at the rate of ninety millions per annum. Think
of it! A QUltTaa MILLION 0/ DOLL: 55 ■/LST
Erin( DA 5, because Texas was unnexedlind Mr.
Polk wanted the glory of a war ! Think of it, vo
ters! before you resolve,whom to support fur the
next President. Think of it, Pennsylvanians, be
fore you determine to support for re-election a
Governor, who approves of all Mr. Polk's official
and unconstitutional arts !
nite intelligence has been received from Scare's
division of the Army since our last. The New
Orleans papers contain a nutuber of &inflicting
rumors in regard td, the "appointment of peace
commissioners," lie'" failure of-negotiations," the
"adt since of Gen. Scott upon the capital," &c. but
none o( them scent to be Lased upon authentic
ads icon.
The last and most important ruiner appears in
the New Orleans National of the inst. to the
Ulf Of al.p.xico on the 17th of July, after a
severely conte,ted struggle with a large Mesielin
force, about eight miles this side of the capital,
commanded by Santa Anna in person. Our loss
is put down at three hundred killed and wounded.
the slaughter of the enemy having lwen immense.
As soon as the battle was decided, the civil au
thorities came out to meet Gen. Scott, and forth
with offered terms of capitulation, which were ac
This important news reached New Orleans by
a Mexican courier, a passenger in the steamer
M assachusetts; but subsequent arrivals from Vera
Cruz and Tampico make no mention of the intel
ligence, so that there is reason to infer that there
is a mistake somewhere. The ,Lid authentic ad
vice' from Gen. Scott left him at Puebla awaiting
the arrival of the reinforcements under Oen.
Pierce, with which it was understood he would
commence a forward movement on the 15th ult.
If so, it is not probable that ho redid have marched
87 miles, (the distance from Puebla to thg capital,)
fought s severe battle, and entered the city
,by the
17th—the day upon which he la said-tatty°
marched into the capital. The length of time that
has elapsed since the last receipt of official advice' ,
from Gen. Scott, and the numerous and conflict
ing rumors in regard to his movements, very nat
urally gives rise to a great deal of anxiety to hear
something definite and authentic. A few more
days will settle the matter. If a battle has been
fought, that it will prove to have been a triumphant
ono for our arms, the achiever:tents at Vera Cruz
and Cerro Gordo leave but little room for doubt.
Gen. Ts Loa was at Walnut springs, near
Monterey, still awaiting the arrival of . reinforce.
merits, when, it is confidently stated, be will ad-
vance on Ban Luis Potosi, and from thence to the
city of Mexico. The health of ell the troops is
good at Ealtillo, Monterey, Ceralvo, Mierand Mat
amoras. This remark applies to those recently
arrived, ea well ai the more acclinlated.
Taylor's whole command at the present time is a
bout 7000 men-.not more. Of these, Gen. Wool
has with him at Buena Vista, 2900, or thereabout;
there are immediately under Geri. Taylor, at Mon-
terey, 800 ; at Meir, Gently° and Altamonte, there
are about 8800.
It is said that b - oth dotterels Taylor and Wool
aro anxious to move ferwerd;but that . Wore the
the former gives the word, he demands that a force
, of 40,000 Wiest, all equal to active-service, be pla
cad under! his eotimind;—say 8000 men to ad
vance with him, and 2000 men to man his garrisons,
13" It will be recollected that some Steaks slice
a Tset,ott meeting aseembledin If:Wrist:um Font
pose4 of aproseotativee of that portift of the
1 1 : 4 egineo putt' known aa the Canaan or Muhl=
enhurg branch. The cliental Corresponding
Committee": then appointed met in Harrisburg
late week a "Wept nawsinres hPilarry out the end
ottheir appohnniad. Judge Iswie, of Lanose ,
ter, offered the following resolution, which*** u
nanirnowdy adopted : • •
Resolved, That it be .kmennmeeded k) the Peo
ple of this' , ContnionWealth 'to saaanble' in Hass
,Meeting at Harrisburg, on the 24th day of Septens?
bet Reit, (thd amnia:any of the victory of Mon
terey) to adopt push, utrusures as may be deemed
.pweraprolhole the' ;erection of General &Ka A•
wtr TAT toe to the Preildeney of the United States.
On the other hand, the ihnoo-pure, true-blue poo ,
tion pf tJre party---of whom Hr. Polk is Chid, and
Mr.'Rltchle DrilWergeant—glance dark suspi
cion upon ell these, demonaniationa in favor of old
cZack," and soon inclined to denounce the move
n:ent as rank rebellion, end the actors in it aa tad
ton, to the "llentoenwy," Mr. (folk bag amides that
the laurels of this war, intended. for his own brow,
shall tv worn b; political ti 04,
WHIG ECONOMY.—The Whig triumph in
Pennsylvania last jail, says-the rork Advocate,
proved a greet blessing lit One COmnitittir' °abb.—
The State Imptovensontiliold a handsome reve
nue--the taxes are collected ' Sind 4,e , fIY 'Pre'
elated, and t h e abed tiiiaon 'thie. °Y . Whig Le,
gislature mired - theits &dia es, which sa
vings, by the neon'' timbre)! mineivinent;c4:lohn,
Hanka; have proved ample tti pay offs
Leedom lam of s2oo,ooo—the August intereat
of $9190,000, and leaves a surplus of 1 0825000 jn
the Treasury. These are &Cresol* of Whig rule.
The peoide eat see that &Crateful* of the State
are sufficient for all punkas ; and it was only lo-
glow misrule Which had eppreisul the Keystoie
foi years. If the people desire the good went to
go' n, they must iota for Mfg measures and whig
men, and elect Gen. J*xaa fats Governor and
Jos an W. Parros Canal Commissioner, when
the work will be completql, and' the, State, purged ,
of her plunderers. •
"On the first of the present inonth the interest
on our State debt was paid at the Hank of Penn
sylvania, Philadelphia, and we learn that a sue.
plus of three hundred thousand dollars males in
the Treasury. Many of the Federal pipers are
crewing over this Tact, as the result of "Whig man
agement," when in truth his owing exclusively to
the excellent system of economy adopted by the
State Administration prior to the election of John
Ranks as State Treasurer, and which is still ad
hered to with the utmost faithfulness. It bin no.
torious filet that since the commencement of the
present Administretion our State has assumed a
proud position—meeting her liabilities honestly
and to the fullest extent. This, we need scarcely
repeat, is the result of the sleepless watchfulness
which characterizes the Administration of FUAX•
cis R. Suess."
8o rays our neighbor of the "Compiler" ; and
yet the editor can scarcely have forgotten that al-!
most the first official act of Mr. Sa pus, afier his In
troduction into the gubernatorial dhair, wee& Mei
sage to the Legislature affirming the inability, of
the State to pay t h e interest on the State debt,
and recommending that the State Treasurer "be
directed sox to pay the February instalment I"
The representatives of the people, however, pos.
messed of a little more State pride than their chief
executive, and determined to preserve the integri
ty of the State's obligations, indignantly spurned
the degrading p r rcitition of Gov. 8111:NK, and
gave him to undel d, in plain words, that the
February interetitusiiit be paid. It mu paid, and
that, too, but a few weeks after bris Excellency de
clared such a thing impossible.
When Judge Kassa entered the Treasury De
partment, in February last, it was found necessary
to borrouir2oo,ooo to meet the deficiency that had
occurred in the State Treasury, during the admin
istration of his Locofeeo predecessor, Mr. Snow
den. Hy the financial ability of Judge,D.Orts in
the Treasury Department, and the rigid" economy
of Mr. Powsa in the board of Canal COM
rahusioners, the State has been enabled not only to
meet the Au g ust interest without any more "bor
rowing," but to pay off the $200,000 debt incur
red tiering Mr. Snowden's- administration, and
leave A BALANCE OF $300,000 IN THE
In the face of facts like these —facts which the
records of the State will authenticate—the Locofe
co press, with the view of bolstering up the waning
popularity brit weak and profligate Administra
tion, unblushingly affirms that the "proud position"
of our State in "meeting her liabilities hone•tly and
to the fulle , t extent," "is the result of the sleepless
watchfulness which chanwterizes the Administra
tion of Fe Am. is It. Hat:llK !"
NIGIZE EVIDENCE—The Harrisburg Tole
says that the Editor during last week, had
u convenuition with a distinguished gentleman, for
merly:4li Pi liPer Ow army, with _Gen. Taylor,
aniT;itho has teen personally and intimately as
with him for a great number of years,
and who assured him that he has a perfect knoi►l
edgo of the General's political character. He sta
ted that Pen. Taylor was a "Whig, • whole
Whig, and nothing but a Whig:" that he was op
posed to the annexation of Texas: and opposed to
the war with Mexico, believing that it could have
been avoided with honor and safety. He stated
further, that he was opposed to the further exten
sion of slave territory : and in favor of a protective
1.d7 . 80nw few Locofore editors are still busy
with the effort to dupe their readers into the no-
tion that the recent high prices of breadstuff* miss
attributable, more or less, to the operations of the
Tariff of 1846. The 18untrury American,", a Lo
cofoco paper, notices this class of astute politicians .
as follows :
...Those editors who were Silly enough to ascribe
the high price of grain to the tariff of 184113, will
find some trouble in explaining its sudden Wl.
We have Uniformly contended that the tariff ques
tion had nothing to do with the prices of grailf.,
and that 11090 but 0111A9OUVES would make use 9f
such an argumont.."
A PAIR OF uPASSES."—Probahly no two
PASSES aro so famous in our history as those
given by Arnold to Amin., and Polk to Santa Anna.
To show how much affinity the last has for the
first, we copy both:
alraolirs Pan ttl .Andre
Head Quarters, Robinson's • House,
• Sept. 324.1, 17130.
Permit Mr. John Anderson to pass the Guards
to the White Plains or below if he 'chooses, he ba
ing on Public my direction.
B. ALNOLL), M. Genl.
Palk'. Post to Some Awed.
The Commander of our Narsl forces in the
Gulf is hereby directed not to obsfitict the pum g
°faults Anna and Suite to Mexico, should he do.
sire to return thither.
JAMB K. POLK, President.
May 16, 1846.
THE PROSPECTS.—Thu York Republican
copies a number ofextraets from papers end letters
from different sectioni of the State, all of which in
dicate a determination on the .piart of the Whir to
give their candidates for Governor and Osumi
Commissioner an enthusiastic end triumphant sup
port. 'rho Republican says Altai "our political
Men" seem to be very, 1 1017 tisteFedlisd
charge - their duty at the "approachhice*on..—
The spirit which animals. them does not icad .to
empty display or loud and noiay clamor, but it Is
fixed, firm and deep, resolved upon a faithful ex
ercise of the Right of and an united start
to piste Pennsylvania. in the firths_ of 'her true
friendit Such is the tenor of all the intelligence
which we receive nom the amend Counties'of the
State. • Wherever the Widga hive held their reg
uliimeetingai they havd been tiumeriatt attend+
ed and solimited hr the hest Spirit, while die '4 ,
sembiagss of the other party have been dullitid,
and 'Oxfam., and in miny'ii stance. very few
1131 1 1 Washi n gton, eorreepondent of the N.
Y. Herald zeont4ons a report now prevalent. and
doubtless not without foundation, tffit the pliant
Gen. WORTH has proteatedlgaistat sorving aa the
subordinate of Generals Pillow and Qutemar,
Mr. Polk's new officers.' , — 4 -- r
ACCIDINTALLT CnpiiCT.—The Washington
Union oldie nth ult. in publidting the Southern'
news r by sonic oversight alio wed the following truth
to be copied into its tolunins—KieneralTaylor
still at Walnut Springs, quietly awaiting the arri•
voi of those tsinforventerits so opts proosurd sod
AID AND COMFORT,--We perceive by the
late New Orleans papers, that liberal extracts con
tinue to be copied into the Mexican papers from
the Federal prints in this country. This fact is
distinctly stated, and may be useful as a matter of
future reference.--Cartisk V.bunker.
Certainly, but why complain that Mexican pa•
ion copy extracts "from the Federal prints in this
country The great leader of the Federal party
in this country, Mr. Pots, posed the greet leader
of the Federal party in Mexicts Dog 84X7A Au sal,
into that iinpublio, and peeled him at the head of
the Mexican Army, to fight against such Ameri
can Whip as Tay*, ScoltAisy, Ringgold, and
others—why, then, should not the Sayings of such
kedend papers as support. this Federal President
"be copied into the Mexican papers?" •
Me/Pore's DMZ'S 1t•. 7 -Mi Pollt's medicament
with to the war (jays the Nashville Banner)
is very much like that of another unfodunate wight
who wig run off with ar by a hems. Ile mounted
him of his own word, with the intention of show,
ing off--of cutting • dash. Jut the charger could
not be managed, and ai he swept by at the top of
his horse's speed, some sympathising friend called
out to him tole." of! His reply Was, ~ H orn tarsi
/hi go whew I saw worse/iv load oar'
4 rirThe Whigs.of Bolas County assembled *
mass meeting in the borough of Reading last weeks
to make anangemonis for the fill election. Reso
lutions were adopted in favor of Gee. Taman ust
the Whig candidate for. President.
Tho Locofocos held a meeting on the next day,
and voted dome resolutions in favor of the old Hari.
THE ELECTIONS.--The returns from the
recent Congressional Elections, a. far as received,
are favorable ~te the Whig cause in almost
every instance--favorable even beyond our moat
sanguine expectation*. Annexed we give' snob
results as have been determined by the returns.—
KENTUCKY, where the Washington Union
looked for a Locofoco triumph, in consequence, of
*fledged divisions in the-Whig ranks, the Whi?
have carried eigld out of nine Distrieta, leaving one
(the MI) to be 'heard from. 'the' following mem
bers are returned :
1. Liars Boyd, L. 7. Duncan, W.
3. Todd, W. ' 8. C. B. hforeheed,W
ir. 'Ayiett Bucktier, W. 9: L. M. Cox, W.
6. Tholmoon, W. 10. Major Gaines, W.
6. Munk W. '
Thompson, in•the, and (taints, in the 10th.
are Whig gains. - if the 243 'district, which - mut
give 700 Whig majority, remains true, Kentucky
will return but a single toeofime to Cengreas!-:-
Last Congress, the delegation stood.— Whig 7, Lo
cos 3. .
INDIANA-The delegation from this Statoin
the last Congressif:ittood-8 Locos, 2 Whigs.—
The returns of the recent election give the follow
ing result ineigfit out of the ten districts:
I. Entbroe. W. 5. W. W, Dick, L.
2, T. J. Hardy, L. 6. D. M. Dobson, L.
3. J. L. Robinson, L. 7. —Thompson, W.
4. C. B. Smith, W. 9. Jno. W. Cathcart, L.
Embree (Whig) beats Robert Dale Owen in the
Ist district, which gave Mr. Polk 1972 majority.—
a Whig gain. The Rth and 10th districts not
hcanl from. •
NORTH CAROLINA..—Last Congress the
delegation stood—Whigs 3, Locofocos 0. The
following members are now teturnotl:
2, N. Boyaen, W
7. .1.1. M'Kay, I.
5. —Venable, L. 8. it 8. Donnell, W.
G. —Daniel, L. 9. —Outlaw, W.
Donnell, in the tqli, and Outlaw, in the 9th, are
Whig gains. No returns from the Ist, 3d and 4th
districts. • •
A L AD A MA.—Nothing definite except from the
middle district, which ref dune r it, • Whig
golf'. Hilliard, Whig, is also elected.
VIRGINIA.--The special eloctien in Vleia
to supply the place often. Ditoisoom.a, Xed,
has resulted in the choice of Meade, (Lore,) by 'a
bout 200 majority over Dollirm, (Whig.) This
district gave Mr, Polk about POO majority, and
yet we notice that the Loco:ixo press announces
the result as a "Great Democratic Victory!"-
Verily, Locefocoism has learned, in thew latter
days, to "be thankful for small favors,"
Or The Whig gains in these elections render
it certain' that there will be a Whig Majority in the
next Rouse of Depresientatives at Washington..
ANOTHER SIGN.—A' resolution was offered
last week at the Cheater county Locokoco meeting
in favor of General Taylor fertile Presidency, and
almost sisenirnovudy—only twe'Voting for it—toted
down This is a pretty good hint of the lore the
Locos have for old Rough and Ready. •
larThe Philadelphia North American stye
that on Saturday loot two millions aspect. pawed
Over die Harrisburg railroad 0110...tiray to Mexico,
via New Orleans. 4
KIDNAPPING.—Two individuals named Geo.
Watts and Edward Miller have been arrested in
Baltimore, charged with kidnapping. free colored
woman, named Mary Whiting, from Chambers.
burg, Pa., and selling hers, a slave to Hope H.
PARDON.—Governor Shrink has pardon
ed Bill WOod, alias Captain Hessington,
a pickpocket notorious to the police. -
. . •
Goons its now being oteied at
SHERIFF'S ,SALE, the -Store- of
RoBzRT.VILIVPSNIKRAW in Gettysburg, and
will .continue during the whole of the
Court...week, (commencing' on' Mondaf
next)...-liitr•Goods are oflhe moot
tonabje and superior kind, -and consist',of
every variety of . .
Castanets,' Silikloodkt Detail* da/Paetti:
CiallatAdaVol4lo. Swiss,
.009k;a4Mie/1/11u544, Crape,
• ; • Gingham, *cf. • -
In fict, every variety of' the most elegant
and fashionable assortment of
‘_ ger onst
will , be offered~ for ante
have been . expresBly kept back for the Court
week.' Persons desiring of laying in a
cbmplete Stock of
'itsuillineir, Wall Si, Whiter Goods,
Will dowell to attend this
icr On Monday at noon, a splendid
Buggy and harness,
will bo offered at Sheriff's Sale, at the
Court House. - .
B. S.CHRIVER, .91terffir.
Sheriff's Office, Getty burg,
Aug. 13, 1847.
prThe FLOUR MARKET is still
dull. Some few sales were made on
Wednesday at $5 87 a $6 per barrel.
Good to prime red Wheat $1.22 a $1.25;
do. white $125 a $1 28; white and
lbw Corn 66 a7O eta. ; Oats 35 a 38 ; Rye
70 cm. •
On Thunder oven* last, by Rev. Sir. Taney
hilly. Ms- 14 v tiCk:ixol and Ass us Zsci. aft,
,m'lk , c'f **Fe*,
. .
on the 24th tilt: Mr. r iteax WErnarissa,of
this rounty, aged 78 rent.'
On the 27th ult.; near Abbottatown, Hamm,
son Qi Mr. Jacob thrisehnes. aged 4 years and 9
months. .
On Friday the 6th of August, Mrs. Csatsrr
4sa MA X NA, Wire of M r.111(011M•Elpf. delsedMa r
'df Carroll county, M., (fornieriir of Adams coun
ly) aged 70 years,'
nUSSELL; a - Tale of the 'Reign of
Et Charles 11---by G. P. IL James,
Esq., 25 cents : The. Duke and the Cons
in—by Mrs. Grey, 25 cents; O'Sullivab e is
Love, and the History of Paddy Go-Easy,
anti his Wife Nancy, 25 cents; Combe's
Physiology, 75 cents; Life 'of Gen. Tay
lor, a New end Beautiful Edition, finbly
embellished, 50 tents; Mexico and het
Military Chieftains, 50 cents ; Knowlenn's
Horse Farrier, 25 cents ; The Secret Tri
bunal—by Dumas, 25 cents; Greatest
Plagne of Life, 01 cents; 10 First No's. of
ombey & Son, 25 cents ;. Almanack !Or
1848 ; The Mince Pie and Idle Hour
Book—being Regular Countenance Distur
bers ; John A. Murrell, the Land Pirate,
25 cents. -- August 13.
Flrst Prenditan "Yrlllng Lek.
TIIII3 Ink has furs long While become
established as a National article, awl
the following testimonials Troia Washing
ton City, prove its merits in that dimctiont
Muse of Representatives,
trwhiniton City. Ab. 24, 1843.
I state that I have , used the Ink,.during
the present session of Congresc, manufac
tured by Joseph E. Hover, Esq., of Phil-,
adelphia, and I have found it to be au arti
cle of most etedlent quality.
Smaker Ifoust.f Representatim.
Patent qjfire, Washington, h. C!,
February 23. 1833.
SlR—Your Black Writing Ink has been
used in this Office since October lasti.and
is entirely approved.
I am respectfully.,"
J. W. HAND, Chief Clerk.
Mr. JOSEPH E. 'Lovett, Philadelphia. •
llos•er►e Adatnalatine Cement.
The following from,BleknellNitbporter
will best illustrate its value:
"Mr. Clover inenuficturei. , Jlllnnumtine
Cement" for joining btokeh china;
&c.; we have have tried the article and
found it to be excellent."
For Sale, Wholesale end getsil,..atilui
M anu fctory, No. 87 NortlisTiiiird Street,
opposite Cherry Street. Philadelphia. by
• Manufacturer.
tFor sale in Gettysburg et the store.
of • S. H. BUEHLER: -
August 13, 1847. '• • Bm
The largest and cheapest Stock
**-7- W a taUVatiagfe.
Plain andrancv Jewelry,
ix poiLaniii:isil, -
_ Whoksalo and Retell—No.
‘ 3 ' l6 ` C ' . 4131 Market street. ..,
Gold Leven; till joiroUol, 18 carrot 4
cams, gold dial, , t $4O 00
Gold Lqunes, do. do. , $26 to 80 00
tillrerLoroni, full jewelled, , , , , _
.21? 011
Silver Lepinelhjewelk , d, 13.00
Silver Quartier Watches, oplehtlld
quality, 9 00
Silver imitationQuartiera, - 5 00
Second hand Gold and diffiet•Wateta:
at prices from - to 25 00
Gold Pencils, 176 to 2 00
Gold Braccialo, with topes and other
sets, 3'50.
Puri Silver reaspoonii, -• 4 GO
Dhnitond point Gold Pena, with pew
Cif and solid silver huklata, only ' 1 46
Gold Chains, breast-pins, Anger-rings, ear.
rings and Jewelry of every description, at
the lowest Phibdelphia or N. York prices;
gold and silver °Levers, Lepines, and Quay.
tier watches, still muck-cheaper than the
above prices. A call will be sufficient to
convince purchasers that this is the place
to get good and cheap artiefee. All goods
warranted to be what they are sold for.
Orders from . the country punctually at:a.utl=
eti to.. Obi Odd Fidfillsec, be!;04, 11 .9r
cash, or taken in exchange, MI kinds,of
watches repaired and warranted to keep
eiwrect time. • •
N. B. 4.hoe a spleudid gold independ
ow% watch for. tinting horses. Also.
Gilkiiiid-Gadvenisied - WitChoss.fer-icaders'
use, and goods of all kinds in my line, at
•• Watch, ,Clock, and • Jewelry Store, No. 41.34
. Mark* ft,,;111*,..11,114 PgrtMid44 W h its.
Philadelphia, Aug, 0,1111470-4 m -
Cheap Watches' and lemeelrp
ll<Pl• ,
iertiard Gold.Ze4 t•
yens/0r...40i wan'.. „
,nanledby A.
•'• '
ineob. LadoiniUs
Nir 148 Marketwise* Phil-
•who•• ••
adelptua, - .
I . IAB eonsunttly on bend itilarge assort.
It u nietit - of - Gkild ind SilVer - Vetches,
atthe following low p ices• •
Full Jewelled lkld Levers,. ; :
titans, 3B 00
Gskl LaU ' pin's Jewelled,„ 30 . 001.00
Opt er. pbres t 1
• Silva quotairi. ' so and 10 00
withs' late atiteitildent' of Fine Jewelty,
such as Ear Rings; Finger Rings, Breast
Pins, Bracelets, eloldinil Silver Pencils,
Gold chains,, Vic, Ras also on hand a
complete asiirtotent Of
,patent and plain
Watch GlasiesoVlaitt Springs, Verges, 1)1-
a:LS . Bnd Hende e ' of every description—in
fact,: •ecimpleto-assortment of Watchma
ker's tools and Watch materials, to which
he would call the attention of the Country
Trade. Those wishing anything C ountry
above line, will .find it to their advantage
to call and 'examine his stock before ptir
eltasink elsewhere.
Philadelphia, Aug. 0, 1847.-oin
of every description can he
had very cheap at W. & o..lintbrautra
Cheap Slope in Chatubersburg street.
MATCHES. , «-15 Cross Fannon &
Co's. Celebrated Steam Mutates,
just received, and for sale by the Grossr, at
30000 MiIEX TraXTED :
AVING succeeded in whipping - the
.11, Mexican Armies at Vera Cruz and
Buena Vista, and now designing to march
against the city of Mexiim to meet the en
emy under the walls of their own Capital,
the subscriber would imitate their exam
ple by waging war against Rags and Na
kedness, and he has accordingly recently
visited the city of Philadelphia for the
imrpose of purchasing a stock of
which he can sell at prices an low as to
enable - any - person calling at his establish
ment to clothe themselves from heed to
foot, at astonishing tow j3rices—his mot
to being ‘ , 11110,1t - uteri - and small profits.—
My stock etribrices the hugest assortment
of Ready-made Clothing and
3 1 1/Nrif 0000/1:30
ever oared llithis country, has been se
lected.with great care , and having been
purchased fur cash entirely, will be sold
• •
Cheaper for Cash,
than they have ever hefore been sold in
this place. In professing' to sell cheap
er than ever. I wish it to be distinctly un
derstood. that do not do so because it has
become fashionable for purchasers to make
such announcements; Lain sincere, and
only ask a visit from those wishing to
purchase to convince them of4ts truth—
Among the stock will be. found COATS
of Fine Black ;Cloth. Habit Cloth, Allier
tine, Tweed, Cashmerotte, Cassinet, Lin
en, Check rind Vingham ; Sack and Frock
Coats, die:—Aliso, PANTS, of Fine Fan
cy Cashmere. Cassinet, Linen, Cord, awl
Cotton,--fancy colors and .styles. Also,
'VESTS, Fancy' Cross-Bar, Silk, Satin,
Cashtnere, Marseilles and Cassinet. Also,
Shirts, Bosoms, Collars,. Cravats, Hand-
kerchiefs. Men's' Lasting Gaiters,
ders, Gloves ; Stactkings-..411 lect - every
thing. belonging to a gentleman s furnish
ing line ; all of fashionable cut and mate
rials, audits. well made as can he made
tinywliere -Also on hand a* large assort
ment of tariey and useful articles, Pitts,
Needles, Thimbles. Jewelry, PerfutnerY,
Shaving Apparatus, Coinlis• Penknives,
'Rough .and Ready" Hats, dtc.
I have also for sale a lot of BOOTS &
SHOES, made" in this 'criunty, a lot Of
IRON, and a lokof Calfskin, Soleand Up
per Leather, whicli will he said uncom
mon phenp, as I wish to clear off the stock.
Also, on hand , m new
„Rockaway, two
second-hand lieges., a weitond-hind Car
riage, new ancl old fiancee; Which I will
dispose ef- at- extremely, low prices.
P'3'Those wishing' lIA.RcIAINS will
rennembgr etipillAtt olikettlublished VA- .
ItIETy BTORE f Hest' door to Kurtz'
}lntel, and imntediately opposite the Bank.
Gettvebuig, April 30. 1847.
Cm Medicated Candy.
Olt the Cure of Colds,
ling of Bloodr_lirOnohotiito4oholo.•
Whooping Cough, Paine and‘t)ppressiotni
of the breast;-and ail other..Puhnotitil
complaints, and other diseases which have.
Tetidelicy to preattetrilitoitli - tit
serves also as ;to
,eflectucl clearer of the
This C,antly is entireLy a ,vegetable pre,-
paration, the , principal ineredmuts4eing.
liore-hoand, Wild Cherry', "Sarstirparilli,
Donoset, Elecautpatitt,. Liquorice, flax-
MOS4sl h _tl4l,Y.44of4; - And
will, it taken inlime, telioVe. the syst em from those thstreasing afflictions that tentl
to Consumption. ' • ,
One' great advantage' in this valuable
medicine is its cheapness, thepublic not
being imposed upon, by, the enormously
high prices which 'srti . gtherilly: exacted
for Patent and other medical Preparatione•
Each Onakage contains directittni.. 'Call
and try it;.. , • • • • • •
Proigned and scilti at the confection end
Variety atom of the Subscribiir in West
York street, one square from the% Court.
house, and next door:to: Thompson's - Ho-
tel. It can alai :be; had at the. Drug Stores
'of S. U., and S..Fontsuv.
KrThe subscribes as usual continues
his. Bakery, and is prepared' to sqpply
parties at_thu.shortast.notie.e. *hit chines
cakes, &c.
Harvest Home Temperance
rip HERE Will heca
ering of the Friend), of'Tempernnee
thnrughoutl Adams (loulity,'in' the' Min
ierstown Church, on Me ad Saturday '(th
21st) of Sur*ltext. • Ail the Inca Soci-
Mies of the. County are invited and expect
ed to be fully repiesented on •the imeosion.
~ The andentigned appointed by the Cloun •
1Y Convention held in the , .Hunterstown
Church; on last New. Year's day, a COm
mittee of Arrangements, would call upon
all the friends, otiltia treatmnd good Ito.
form, to be present at this Gathering, to
mingle in rejoicinie otter a moral Harvest,
"bringing theii i aheavitt with' them."
Intioresting'Addreses may he expected
frottilentleintin secured for the occasion.
itlifN'NEEl t it;
Alt L Committee
litteCO.NAUtift,Y„ Arratigm't
July tm
tr prrERS ' commentary on the Es.
11.4 late of PoartF Mumu, late of Hunting
ton fOwrisbi deeeaSed, having boen grant.
ed to the subocriber, residing in Huntington
township, Adains county, he hereby gives
notice to all who are indebted to said Es
tate to call and pay the same without de
lay., and those having claims are desired to
present the same, properly authenticated,
for settlement.
Aug. 0.-W
DRY GOODS of every deseripition can
be had unnsually low, in Chambers
burg street. inimediately opposite liesgy's
Cabinet Ware [louse.
May 7.: W.* G. RUTHRAUFF.
• Jewelry, Watch-Guards,
WATcli Chains. Keys, Spectacles,
44c. Stc. can always be had at ilin
Clock &Winch Establishment of
le. /'awwter►.
eget a
All experienced the extraordinary efficacy of
your Dr. Cunen's Indian Vegetable Panacea upon
my own person, a feeling of gratitude for your
wonderful dircovery, and a desire that your Med.
icines should be known soil appreciated by the
public, has induced me thus voluntarily to live
you an account of my ease: hoping that others
who may be so unfortunate as I have been. may
be indured to throw prejudice aside and give your
Panacea a fair trial.
In February, OW, n !limp or tenter first np
peered upon the spine or my right leg, arid anoth
er on the lower pert of my breast near the pens
lion of the ribs; they increased gradually until the
early part of June. about which time they became
very painful. In July the tumor on the left leg
ot.egasTrn and berme:a ninningsore,extro,sling
itself until it was half the size of n man's haml,
and had eaten into the bone, and one or two smal
ler ulcers appeared below the allele. 11y phyni.
cmn and others pronounced it Scrofula. 17p to
I his time every remedy used gave no relief; the
leg continued to ret worse; during the ently pelt
of August my sufferings were intense. I neither
went to bed or slept regularly for nearly two
weeks, being compelled to set up, with my lee,
supported on n chair. About this time my son
brought home with him from Cincinnati market
one of your circulars. which had been thrown in
to the wagon. I rend it, mid knowing some of
the signers to the Certificate of the case of Mr.
Brooks. and believing from my knowledge of their
characters that they would not lend their moues
for the purpose of palming an imposition noon
the public, I concluded to try what it would
have upon me. On the 21.1111 of August I preen
red the first bottle. commenced taking, it accord
ing to directions. end in four hours the pain was
so.much relies ell that I fell asleep and enjrleil that
greatest 01 blessings. n few hours repose. 1 con
tinued using it moil the r.ath of August, when
found myself so much better that I went to ('in.
einnnti to yoor Agent, Mr Dm enhour, with syliont
I merle nrinneements to take oft betties. provided
he would guarantee to clop me. Ile agreed toil()
sn, and gave me the privilege of stepping short of
the 20 ho ties, %%limes er I consideted myself well.
I near felt eneninneed, and continued to use it un
der Mr. P's instructions. mild I had taken 12 bot
ties. (using no other medicine whatever.) when I
found myself entirely sell ; the tumor on my
breast having softened. it opened. crime out, and
as healed up when I had taken O or 7 bottles.
1 will here observe, that for many years I had
been troubled with n kind of dry 'Vetter, which
greatly annoyed me, particularly when heated or
warm in bed : I have felt nothing of this since Ye.
king Your medicil.e, rind base no doubt that my
system is mow enthely frre lion) disease, my gen
eral health never ha' ire tern better.
on the :10 of December I nenin called on Mr.
Denenhower. I then pit , nonnced myself well rind
offered to give him a Ceti Irlea'C 1n that effect,
which T promised to seed him in a few days. A
few rinys thereafter however. while killing hogs,
I hen the same leg badly. in consequence of
which I pestroned giving, the promised C er tif.
Cate. wishing thoroughly to rest the permanency
of the cum. 1 now used nothing but the usual
Simple remedies for fre-11 wounds. tied found my
flesh perfectly healthy, and in the usual time for
smell rises my leg healed. Fain Cleat time has e
lapsed to convince me that I am now a sound man
and that f linve been rowed by your Panneca alone.
In short. I h i ve every confidence in its virtues,—
Persons desimun of nbtnining further particulars,
cure be gratified by. calling at my residence. at
Muddy Creek; Hamilton county. Ohio,
CITT ar CtarettetATT. SS
Pernonally. appeared before me, the anlocriher,
mayor of- said Olt DAVID KJ pa.or, who, being
meat. Ile and ones tient the; facto , set forth in
the foreeniog statement are true. In teatime - my
whenenf.l have herennto re me name. and CIDIFeII
the esrparite seal of the mid City to be affixed,
this fourth day of March. 181 7 .
• • fl. F.. SP ENCF.II, Mayor,
-FAA. whedevale and retail. by RowA lf nk WA L.
9v W. Market at reet, Philadelphia,
end by . the Wino -inn Arents :
R. N. Buehler. Gettrobour.
. • Rilliuger. A hhnttetown;
' Li/hi 4 , Riley, Oxford.
7'. Y. Cooper, Franklin•.tp.
Anent 8,1847.-2 m
lon C W. Apple/on'. Celebrated Remedy .
AiNSIn. and di•rbnree of matter from. the
- iiir:•-eat:lttgether with all other unpleneant gimp
,lmmh which either accompany Or announce ap
tiroarhing Dearnetta. Thia in% alonhle medicine is
'the revolt of It lone and faithfully pursued course
'of experiments in•tit n ted wi , h the sole view to
diarover (if possible) n certain, and. at the same
time. a safe remedy fur this dreadfolly afflicting
disorder. and after being evient•iveir seed-in the
private practice of the subscriber during the lent
eietit veal", in very numerous ra•ca with the most
temerltahle auees., in now offerer, to the public,
for the benefit of those who. from die. aneeor other
WIRT. cannot have the personal attention of the
prntaletor, In the fullest confidence of its efficacy,
and in the firm belief that it will not disappoint
the expeetatto ns of those who neiv hare nrra•inn
for it* use : in abort. that it is the most VAT:CA
RLE article ever offercri. to the public for this di•
r4 - For dale in Gettvphnre by S. 11. 81T.111.411,
In Abbottatnw•n by Wu. riirrivnta. in (tenni
bvtittx At R mar. and in Frankl.n tnwnPhip by
TlllOllO. Omen.. [Aug. 0. 1847—1 y
Dr. Cutlets's
NPTA N Vegetable Pilo. Remedy. iaa dames
1/ ' tic prepoiration, which has been wed with en
tire enc.:vas foe many year.. Veins on inferno' has a decided preillenre met outward
applicaticing. which are but palliatives and not cu
ratives.. This medicine nets upon the -iliPeaseil
parte, tirothicing healthy action and is parriton'eat
crS O l,l, whnlesnle and telail, by ROWAND &
WALTON, Proprietor!. 376 blurt et Ftrert, Phila.,
and by S. H. BUF.M.FR, (Zotr•lmrg; Wm. Bit
d inner. Abbottstown: Lilley & Riley. Oxford. and
T. J. Cooper, Pre tp. [ A nu. G. '47-- I y
Dr, Cullen's Indian Vegetable Specific
For Female Complaint*. •
Qfl HIS medirice is fast Inking the place of eve
ry preparation heretolort. met! for 'incases
arising from Weakness or other reuses. All.tnat
is necessmy to secure this medicine a place in the
Domesti: Practise of every family, when rush a
medicine is needed, is a trial. It speaks f., itself,
is innocent in its operation, and no injury can a•
ise from its me at any time.
For sale, nhole . sole and rrtail, by Rowsrrn
& Proprietors. 376 'Atarket st. Phila. and
by S. H. BUEHLER. Gettrt.burg ; ilittinger,
Abbnttstown ; Lilly & liley.Oxfnnl, and by 'l'. J..
Cooper, Franklin tp. (Aug. 6,'47-1y
Shove/ Cutlirafori
C". be had for Cumberland township
at C. W. HOFFMAN'S Coach-Shop,
Gettysburg, Pa. Please call and see them
and judge for yourself.
Gettysburg, May 20, 1946.
WILL be made and put up by the
subscriber, who will attend prompt
ly to all inders,'and upon as reasonable
terms as can be procured at any establish
ment in the county.
Gettysburg; March 13.
Lll♦ subscriber baying associated, With
him in the Mercantile Mentes' bie
brother, would respectfully ask ell persons
indebted to him to cull and make i wee
WM. EUTilli AM«
EA NUTS, FlLlitlitT
j MONDS, &v., of tbie best titelity
to be had at the Confectionery of
Gesoc ',burg. Aug. 0, 1P47.