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Ttl'LOR MASS .
. At the Democratic Taylor Mm Meeting of
the Stat of Prunalvanis, held in Hsrrkburg on
the 8 4th of September, A. I). 1S47, in pursuance
of a mil ut the Democratic Tay?ir Central Com
mittee, the convention wat called te order by
Eihamik Park, Esq , of Dauphin, on whose
motion tti following officers were selected :
HCNRY A. MUHI.ENKr.r:0..of Berk county.
Jscoh F. Kaulr, of Lancaster county,
Thomas A. Biltrtiginn, of Northumberland,
Adam Fbanyh, ol York,
John B Reck, of f.yrnmiiif,
Gen. Thomas C. Miller, if Cumberland,
.Tame Bnrnside, of Outre,
James Pottt, of Cambria,
Aiieimtin Holmes, of Schuylkill,
Benjamin Tyson, of Berk,
Chai lea Buehler, of Dauphin,
Georee Strcebler, of Juniata,
Samuel G. Morrison, ol Perry,
William 1'. Murray, of Dauphin.
Henry K Muhlenberg, of Lancaster county,
John B Packer, of Noithumbeiland,
F. B Tarkton, of Schuylkill,
J J C Cantine, of Dauphin,
John Mayhugh, of Cumberland,
J me F. Lee, do.
On taking hia aeat, tha chairman returned
thanks in a few brief remark.
On million of John M. Read, Esq ,of Philadel
phia, a committee of IS were selected to draft
resolution expressive of tha sense of the Con
vent:on. Whereupon the chair appointed the following
John M. Read, of Philadelphia, George Smith,
of lierks, Paul Hamilton, of Columbia, Charles
M. Hall, of Nn-tiiumherland, Henry H. Church,
of Cumberland, J. II. Adam, of Schuylkill, M.
Kepner, of Peri y, Frunria Keenao, of Lancaster,
Samuel Black, of Cumberland, George Prince.
Benjamin Parke, Dewilt O. Brooks, George V.
Ziegler and Daniel Snyder, of Dauphin, and Tho
mas Coleman, of Cumbei land.
The committee reported, through their chair
man, J. M. Read, the following preamble and re
solutions, which were, on motion, unanimously
adopted : ''
WfuacAft, The next election (or President
ot the Unilod Statis is one ot great importance
to the country at large, and vitally interesting
to the Iniiie and sinew of the land, who have
voluntarily cast their eye upon another milita
ry chieftain as their candidate who, to con
automate skill as warrior, adds that thorough
and entire honesty of purpose and action which
was the marked characteristic of those illostri
ouk patriots and heroes .Washington and Jack
And whereat, The late Silas Wright in his
modest but beautiful letter to the editor of the
Cincinnati Signal, in the following expressive
language, portrayed what ahould be the lee ling
of every civilian of the present day, who ha
been nimcd for the Presidency. -"I never,'
aid this pure patriot, "Va?ve been vain enough
tu aspire to this high office, and it I had desired
it ever so strongly, I am tint so blind not lo
ee that I he present period present no opportu
niyf for such a candidate I should be. My
acqnaintuuee with ithaa long aince satisfied me
that no man f-huulJ aspire to it who has not
stronger hol! upon tho feeling of the people
than I have; and that if ohuined, it give to
such a man neither pleasure nor honor."
And whereat. Major General Zachary Tsy
lor, the hero of Palo Alto, Kesacca de la Palms
Monterey and Ouena Vista, baa that strong hold
upon (he feeling of the people which will ee
cure his certain elevation In this distinguished
post which will give lo him both pleasure and
honor, as cowing from the uuboughl suffrages
ol the freeman of America; Therefore,
Ketolvcd, That this meeting does hereby
nominate as it candidate and the candidate of
the people for the next Presidency, Major Gen
ZACHARY TAYIiOR, and that each individu
al member of it hereby pledgee himself to use
all honorable means to e fleet hia triumphant e
Jletotved, That a the only constitutional
mean ot preserving- lo the people their inhe
rent right lo vote tor the man o( their choice is
through preaideatial electors, it ia the firm de
termination of the democratic friend of Geo.
Taylor in Pennsylvania, to nominate an electo
ral ticket, and they recommend the same course
to he adopted in every Slate of the Union.
Rrtulved, Thai it is earneally recommended
that Itoiigh and Ready associations be formed
in ever county, lowichip, ward and district in
the State, whose peculiar province it shall be
to oroniote the election of the Nation' favor
The meeting was ably addressed by John M.
Read, Esq , of Philadelphia, Cel. Burnsides, and
others. We havs i.o room for the full proceed
ings, this week.
Whkat Cnoes or Mk iiioan and Wiscom
hi 4 The wheat crop of Michigan fur the pre
sent year, as estimated by a gentleman now
preparing statistics for the Patent Office in
Washington, will but tall abort o 8,000,000 bu
.he!, uor exceed 10000 000 bushel. The
quality of the grain ibis year is superior in eve
ry rewecl lo ibe crop l last yesr. ;
In regard M the cuiidiiiou. of the crop in Wis.
conain, the Duflalo Commercial Advertiser, 4
Monday, (ays.- The brig Giddings arrived
here on Saturday, with cargo of 10,000 bJ
sl.ele of Wlfconaip wheat, of ibis year's crop,
which lor plumpness of berry and general ap
penranrn exceeds any ihiti ever before recei
vd from that (j urter. liotlo A'.ttu, Styt, 21.
11 Rrwtmrnt Pewmjlvnnln Volunteer,
It Hill be remembered that in 4he liawsfMser
discussion between Gen. PilJeWand Cot. tlaktl,
of the Teenree regiment, torn severe reflec
tions were made by rbe former ocScee, in relation
to tbe conduct of the 1st Pennsylvania regiment,
under the command of Col. Wynkoop, at the
battle of Ctrrn Gnrdo. Mr. William L. Hodge,
the editor of (fee New Oilcans Bulletin, hitmelf
a true-hearted Pennsylvania, immediately for
warded lo Col. Wynkortp some of tbe publica
tion alluded to, with the view of eliciting a
ply to llie alanderooa imputations east upon the
troops of his native State. A reply haa been re
ceived by Mr. Hodge; tint 'Nie letter we left at
hia office daring bis aWnre with Ihe tent violated,
the kttertoikd and the content! fttrtiUy mutila
ted. However, lite letter appears m The Jietr
Orleans Bulletin, of the IStb inst-, with theme
tilated passages suplied to the best of tbe edi
tor's judgment.. We make the following extract
from Col Wynkonp'a ietttr, as it relates exclu
sively to the part which the lat Pennsylvania re
giment took at tbe battle tf Cerro Gnrdo. .
Tpon tbe field at Cerro Gordo, my men acted
in atrit-t and steady obedience to every order gi
ven by me consequently, if their conduct was
improper, it waa through my imbecility, or cow
ardice, or tbe fault of the officer controlling me.
My orders were received directly from Gen
Pillow, and were given to me in presence of my
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swIre. (mr fhmrrltttimm mt mdvtrtimtnr. .
K. IV. CI UK, earner of 'Iiitrat an Uack
Street, Sun UuJilintrt, oppotite. Merchant!
Excitant;, I'hitadetphva, tt alto autlmrttrd to
act mt our Agfttt.
lien. ZAI IIAIIY TAY'I.OII.
eetenant eiilotiel and the general's personal staff".
strict obedience to these order brought me
before the batteries left in front, and when I ar
rived in position, I was compelled to about face
my parly, and mancuvre for the charge by the
This, altogether an error, wouW not have been
la'al to the result, verause my men nau reen
rilled to the movement, and did lint And them'
selves embarransed by it.
I wit ordered by Gen Pillow to take a posi-
ion designated (to mi ) by hia fingers, and was
irerted to that position by a counter-march from
he right flank Jwbich was in rear, we) came
on tbe ground ' in frant J Two hundred yards
before (we rear bed) position tbe fire opened, and
we walked tbioujib it (and batted) where direr-
ert. Gen Pillow, when I received ttiese in
structions, told me to bold the position until he
gave ordert to (mnre.) The first signal agreed
upon was a bugle, but (a that) instrument could
not be found, r pramited to tend me an eflicer
with the order.
The order never eame. I sent my adjutant
three timet to request permission to make tbe at'
tack, and another officer once. Gen. Pillow
could not be found My command was standing
in full view and at short beaiirig distance from
these batteries, and was kept there until a pri
vale eame to me with instructions from Gen. P,
to withdraw my eominand.. I refused la move
unless the order waa conveyed by an office-, and
remained until an officer carried the instructions,
I had twelve men shot down in attaining the
position, and during the whole of the work my
men behaved bravely and ateadily. They have
aince that time given me ample evidence of their
quality, and I have never doubted them.
FRAN DISK. 8 HUNK,
FOB CANAL . COMMISSIONS,
. Ol Montgomery County.
Ikm. Nvmimitioni fur Northumberland Cvmnty
GI.ORftE A FRICK.
For Commissioner, .
JF.SSF. M. SIMPSON.
. For Auditor, .
COT llovxa'a A fresh supply of Hover's
celebrated ink. in bottles of all sixes, has beeo
received and can be had at tl. Masaer's store.
tOT We are indebted to our fi iends of the Har
linburg Argus, for an early copy of the proceed
ingsof the Taylor meeting, which will be found
in another column.
' Fso tsj Ashy Ojlitiat Deitiatcht .We
find in the Chai U-ston papers the official despat
ches of Lieut. Col. Dickinson, of the South Car
olina regiment, and Biig. General Shields, of tbe
1st brigade of volunteers, but they contain no
thing new, relating principally to the eperationa
of the South Carolina and New York volunteers.
. The South Carolinians Imt in killed and woun
ded 136. They killed and wounded 367 Mexi
General Shields reports, that of his Urigsde,
numbering A00, be bad 310 killed and wounded.
Ilia command raptured 30 prisoners, inclu
ding 60 officers, 43 of whom were American de
serters uuder the notorious Uiley-
AAlri la Mulca.
The Mexican account of the postures of af
fairs in that country, which are to be found in
the lata Havana pneerr, give confirmation to
llu opinion expressed by us a few day. ago,
that the prospects of peace are by no means en
Hie most impnrtsnt facts contained in the
Havana journals, which were not referred lo by
our correspondents, are, thai 0gr'a is upoo
sed to pesee, and will not convene at any other
place than Qneretaro, a city in the Htata of Ihe
same nsma, about ono nunnreu ana iwtmty
miles northwest of the Cspital which is said
to be the centre of the anti-peae agitation -
Gen. Paredes, loo, waa exiting hie powerful
influence lo keep alive the hostile paYiion of
the multitude at Tolucs, ahnnt twenty miles
south of Mexico. Other Generals were also, in
various parte of the country, nrgauiz.ng anli- ,
peace anti Santa Anna parlies. There is said
to be, also a coalition of eight Stales to oppose
any treaty of peace with Ihe United States.
Iu these complex and difficult circumstan
ces, Santa Aona ruui-t certainly, it bo baa any
idea ol making a peace at all, throw himself u
pon our army for aid and protection. W'liee he
does that, Mexico is vertually and rea ly occu
pied by Ihe United Slates, sud thus -we are
loreed into the very position which we have ell
along contended, is the only one by which we
can ever solve the difficulties of this war.
One of our contemporaries suggests that, iu
the absence of Coogres, Suits Anna will con
vene an assembly of "notables," lo whom the
terms of peace will bn aulunitted, Uut will not
this he a violent and revolutionary uieaKUie an
overthrow of their Constitution and, to all in
tenu and put esses, as palpable aa iuvTaioo a
any act which haa characterised tbia wsr'
Will a peace, ratified by such a body, have the
sanction of gyvermut lit dejw and de facto ?
Uesidus, what goarsutee have we that the
terms of peace will be inure t-alufactory lo an
assembly of nntables ihsn lo t'ongre which,
we lake it, is aUo an, rt iiibly of notables!
. O. &df 19.,
C7" The sun, after having vied his face from
the inhabitants of this ssbluosry world for the
last Ave dsys, made bis appearance again on
Tuesday last, in all tbe gorgeousness of his sum
mer livery. Tbe bite tsir.s caused a considera
ble freshet, but not as much as might have been
expected bad it fallen more heavily and the earth
been less in want of it. These long rains of tbe
equinox will have Ihe effect of prolonging vege
tation, and, we trust, we shall yet have six or
eight weeks delightful autumn weather.
E7 Tbe election will commence on Tuesday
a week, tbe .3th. There is less excitement tbxe.
we have ever known at a period to near the e
lection The candidates for county officers are
now busily engaged in urging their claims, and
are probably tbe only persons that take much in
terest in the election.
E7" Tns Citt Itrm We bae received Ihe
first number of a new paper, entitled "Ihe City
Item.'' published in Philadelphia every SalunUy,
'y Fitgerald fc Co ... at $2 per annum. The pa
per is beautifully got up with new type, and is
ably edited. . ..
DTT BaioM GawsHAi. Tbe following is
tbe official vote for Brigadier General of this
Brigsde, at the erection held on Ihe I lib ett,
Wateon, - Sletiker,
MoMuibfT, and bis Hcviltrs. ... I
TJndsr ttiia head, the JSertli 'American of last
week ceeitaitted a loM article from Cl. Salisve'
ry, ths editor of the HarfUburg Argus, im refly
to certain eeetrorrs of ttie editor of the Nor to.
American, m regard te a number of articles that
Spfeared in scsirrilloas sheet, pobliihed in Har-risbow-gCrem
September, 1813 to the fall ot 1844,
eatledrkie "Democratic Cbsmpion." Ttie Cham
siiesi waa af these tsatfeeary pelitical pspett,
and advocated the neminatson of Gov Sauuk.
After a severs contest, ths lamented Henry A.
Mtfhlenberg was, however, nominated. After the
nomination thia scurrilloais sheet still eentiooed
to heap the vilest caluemtes upon ths character
osotvir. Mamenoerg, at wt ourselves -well re
member. Col. Salisbury sharges Jeass Miller,
the present Secretary of State, Henry Pelrikeo,
his deputy, Jacob Seiler, one of the clerks, and
others connected with Gov. Sbunk's administra
tion, with having written these articles, which
he says be can prove by the original manuscripts
handed in for publication. Mr. Miller, Mr. Pe-
triken, and Mr. Seiler have published a state
ment, in which they deny snott emphatically that
they ever had anything to do with Ihe vile paper,
arid that the srtirles are hot if) their band wri
ting. To Ibis denial Col. Salisbury makes a long
reply in the North American of Monday last, in
which he brings forward as proof a statement un
der oath of G H. Morgan and Augustus Sprig
man, who were ths publishers ef the Democratic
Champion, and who aay that Miller, Pelrikeo
and Seiler brought the original articles to their
office for publication. . James B. Crangle, who
also had been one of tha publishers, confirms the
atstement of Col Salisbury, and states that ths
Champion was started at lh urgent request of
Jese Miller, II Pelrikeo. Jacob Seiler and o
There. Henry Sprigman, a brother, says he sav
the wil idea in the office, arid read them, and they
were in tbe hand writing of Miller, Petriken and
Siler. 'The whole transaction certainly pre
sents a curious bUtory in the political annals of
Pennsylvania. We beard tbe whole history of
these papers at Harrisburg last winter, and have
always bar? oar' own opinion eoncerning1hem
Mr. Miller ami Mr. Pelriken were both bitter
and oncompromising opponents ol Mr. MnMeR'
berg's nominatioa ; bat they have both positive
ly and most emphatically denied that they ever
wrote an article in that or any other paper, a-
gainst Mr. Muhlenberg. The parties are, there
fore, at iesue, and the public will have to draw
their own conclusions from tbe evidence before
the people. -
To Pat-tibcm; A writer m ttie Uostoti 1
Courier, wbe is net in fcvor ef Qen. Taylor for
the Presidency, comes, nevertheless, to the fol
lowing conclusion, in rtrereitcs to him, in thai
"From a pretty extended observation, I am in
duced to believe that the chance in favor of ths
eleciis of Geo. TsyWr are greater than those of
the Demoetrtie candidate, whoever he may be.
and that the Democratic candidate ha a rnecb
greater chance thae the Whig. And my reasons
for this belief sre these : Ths pnoule im the North
knd West, of both the great parties, are tired and
irk of the party warfare of the last sixteen
yesr. They want change, and tie old isines
being worn out, they wish lor new one.- Gen.
Tsytof , relusing to be a forty candidate, ia their
man. II has acqnitred a fascmatirrg popularity
by h force of ekeamstsnce sed his military
success,, which Ucrease rather 1hae slimioishes
by the prolongation of the war, and will be con
firmed if Ihe war should now cease. His popu
larity is great, not only in the whole West, but
in New F.nglatt-t-even in Massachusetts, after
you travel fifty miles from Boston.
It is eseles to attempt to reason at to the why
and wherefore with any body, or to ask what
particular principle are expected to be promoted
by his electioo. . Tbe answer would generally
he, from one of bis partisan, that he cares little
for sny pledge, sa he believea Ihe General to be
an honest man, and he ia willing to trust to him
to do right."
It aeema to be here assumed that Gen. Taylor
i not to be tbe nominee of either of the party
convention. This may be a hasty assumption.
But, at any rate, a Lord Nelson once said, when
overlooked In the official bulletin, being a young
officer, "Never mind, t ball oon have a bulle
tin of my own." So it may happen that if Gen.
Taylor should be unnoticed by official conven
tions, he may have in due time a convention of
his own. He has one already, in every gather
ing of the massoe of Ihe people, on any of the or
dinary occasions ol life. ttatt. American,
1st Battalion lat Regiment, - 16
3d do ; ! do 4
lit do 3d do SI
3d do , do .31
1st do 3d do 43
3d do do 1
1st do 4th do 99
3d do do , 63
1st do 5ln do "- 67
3d do do 3
Union Independent Battalion, 7
Union and Norlh'd lad. Bat 13
Washington Rifle Battalion, 19
Columbia Battalion, 01
Shamokin and Ruh Bat-
J. li Zimmerman bad
Amos K. Kapp
J. C. Mayers
No returns from the
07" Ths Wii.not Poviso. Mr. Buehinsn, in
his Berks ronnty letter, lakes ground against tbe
Wilmot Proviso, and thinks the Missouri com
promise line should be adopted as Ihe limit of
slsvery in all newly acquired territory. Mr.
Dallas, not to be behind, in a speech recently at
Pittsburg, also lakes Southern grounds, and
thinks, in lbs acquisition of new leiritory, no
thing should be said about slavery, but to let ths
inhabitants of such territory consult their own
tastes and interests in the matter. Now both
Mr. Buchanan and Pallas are candidate for the
Presidency, and find it necessary to remove this
stumbling block, which interpose such sr. insu
perable barrier between Northern democracy and
Southern slavery. The late Sitae Wright was sn
open advocate of the Wilmot proviso, as are al
most all of ths independent democracy of the free
states. Gen. Taylor, though a Southern man,
will givs no pledge in favor of the extension of
the limits of slavery.
Coi'i.s or tub Cmitso Stats Tbe Presi
dent ha appointed the following person a Con-
suls for the United States: John Mcpherson, of
Viiginiafor the port of Genoa; Hugh Korean, of
Pennsylvania, for Ihe poit of . Lublia; Charjea
HulTiule, of Pennsylvania, for tbe port ef Cal
Tux TiitTtTti Co"oaiws Of tbe twenty
sis State which have already chosen their dele
gatione, fvelve have chosen a majority of Demo
crate, eleven a majority of Whigs, and three are
lied, the delegations being expo!. Two of tbe
three remaining Stales will most propably elect
amajnrity of Democrats, while tbe third; (Mary
land) may be a tie, or possibly may elect ma
jority of Whig. -, When the electioo of .Presi
dent devolves upon the House, the vote are giv
en by States; Aikansas snd Delaware, with their
one member each, having the asms voics ss New
Yoik and Pennsylvania. . ,
Tint Mkxic Waa Our future course.'
The Washington Union of Saturday night, in
sn editorial in relation to our recent triumphs
in Mexico, thus foreshadows ihe course our gov-
erno.enl will probably pursue, should peace not
lake place from present negotiation: ""
u We believe that our government and our
people are unanimous in the opinion, that, if our
propositions for peace be now rejected, there is
no longer room nor encouragement on our part
lor the policy of conciliation. We must offer
the olive branch no longer. - The wer must be
resumed at once, and with near vigor. Its bur
dens must be thrown at once upon thecorxjnred
We must levy severer contribulione. .. Its pre
sure must be severely fell ; and while wa con
duct our military rweratiooe with that strict and
crupuluu regard to the la we of war which be
comes free and Christian people, and which
an American army ean never forget, our ene
my must yet be made to know that to him the
continuance ol Ihe war, which be electa, ia on
ly Ihe continuance ot calamity, and ktet, and
humiliation Dy such a course alone ean we
luipe to secure a peace, if Mexico ahall prove,
by tbe detest of tha preaunt negotiations, that
her agreement to negotiate ia only a treachsr-
on pretence to gain time for new measure of
A late number of the N, Y. Spirit of the
Time published a beautiful tribute lot he memo
ry ol those gallant officers of the 1st Dragoon
w ho fill in delcnceof thoir country in Ihe pre
sent war. It is from Ihe eloquent pen of the
Urv. Letndcr Ker, a Chaplain in tho Doited
.States army. Tha gallant Lieutenant Mam
mond, of thisKtale, lio fell fighting in Call
for n is, is ihu noticed :
' The last on thi ' Jit ' Lieut. Thorns C.
Hammond, who wa also a graduate of West
Point,' and had been a little more than three
years in Ihesvrvice. But begateesrly promise
of becoming a valuable officer. (Jcucrous, uo
ble, snd high uiinded, he wss proud of his pro
fession, mi! panted for distinction on the battle
field, but bin fitst Utlla wa also bis last. He
tell beside CapL Moore whom he endeavored
to save. They were brother in Jaw b iili ha
ving married daughter of Judge Hughes, a
worthy citizen of Piatt county, Mo. And thus
tliosa two gallant officers, most amiable in life,
snd united together by libs' holiest and dearest
lies, 'in death were not divided.' ,
Iaeut. Hammond leavea a young od amiable
wife and one child, to weep their loss; and hie
mother, now also a widow, (tor hie father ie
dvad, Gen. Hammond, lulu paymaster in the U,
S. Atuiy.) resides m Mil too, Pa., lououro her
double btretveipeot, V
Tiik Elw-i nut In I wo weeks from yester
day the voters of Pennsylvania wiil be called
upon to elect their State and county officers
It is singular that so important an elec'ion has
ss yet awakened so little of political enthusiasm.
The prr sent year will contrast aingularly with
the last in this respect. Then, for weeks pre
ceding tbe election, nothing waa heard but the
note of preparation for the contet . The nUy
drum and the ear piercing fife , made the air re
sound with their daily and nightly mmic, fl .g
fluttered at-all the political rendezvous, lantern
and fireworks illuminated Ihe night, orators ri
valled Ihe rockete in the brilliancy of their
flight', and ihe public generally wss lully arou
sed to Ihe importance ol the great question that
were lo be decided by iu ballot. .Now, within
wo short weeks ol lies dsy when the Governor
o the Stale ie to he elected, with Ihe legists-
ureand county officers, not a single mass mee
ting ha yet been held, not solitary cheer
wakened '.he echoes of old Independence Hall,
not a lying placard disfigured the walls at the
corners, fireworks ere unexploded, snd orator
re dumb. Wheiicnall this apathy, and what
re Ihe agiUtor about that Ihey are not stirring
up the people! Have the latter grown tired or
the eternal din and resolved to sis y quietly at
home until the day when their voles hove to be
deposited. We hope so, lor we believe that our
elections would be all tha better conducted if
Ihey were free from the excitement and passion.
which usually attend them. When men are
left to their own eool judgement, they generally
act rightly PubNc tdger;
Mom like Gen. Washington is Gen. Taylor
When Gen. Wssbington wss written to relative
to the preaideney, bit answer wss a follow t
'Should it; become abolotely neceary for
m to occupy tbe station in wnicn your leuer
presuppoae roe, I have determined to go into It
prrf'ttly free from att engagement! if every na
ture seAosoever.' A conduct in conformity wim
thi resolution would enable me to act with a tide
reference to jutlite end the public gotd."
When Gen Taylor was written to on the same
subject, his answer ws ss follow :
"If elected to that office, it muit b by the
spontaneous will of ths people at large, and with
out agency or pledge i my part in any particu
lar. If I ever (ill that high office, it must be un
trammelled with partu obligation! or interetlt of
any kind, and under nsne but thote wh eh the
eonttitution and the h'gh interetlt of the uatwn at
large mott irriontly and tolemnly demand.
Pcbi.ic roraT jn Washington A report
of tha Commissioner of Public Buildings, presen
ted to Congress seme two stations ago, ir.akes
the following exhibit of United State property
in tha city ef Washington :
President' house and public office
Stable and work-abnn . .
Capitol and enclosure
Arsensl. he. penitent iarv and enclosure 263,000
General Post Office and Citv Post Office 415,000
I'atent t intra
Jail and enclosures
Fast half Cily Hall
Navy Megaxiue, 1c.
Navy Yard buildings, enclosure, kc,
Fngin houss. It lb sed E street, .
Correspondence of tbe Tublle Ledger,)
W.MiiM.iToN, Sept. 37!h, 184f.
Another day ha na'd without bringing any
intelligence frem ttie Sonth, and the hope ef Ihe
friends of peace begin te be at a (mall ditcomf.
But the probabilities tre still in favor of peace.
Were there anything ecidedly eppoted to it, the
new would certainly hare reached here; for
bad news, "yen knew," always travel fast.
A I before informed yon. Government keep
a steamer waiting at Vera Cist to communicate
the first tidings ewe way or another. Had any
thing drride.1 ' orcurted -anytbing fUt would
warrant the termination of tbe armistice and the
renewal of hostilities- we should certainly know
it. The difficulty consists, probably, ' with the
Conres t hence thn neeeity of granting them
time beyond thi I apprehend nothing serious.
I have heard an opinion expressed that Santa
Anna i cgsin playing us foul; but that I csn
hardly believe. This however, t think may be
put down at certain, that if Santa Anna do not
succeed in obtaining a majority for a treaty of
peace with the United States, bs will try lo lake
the popular side of tbe question, and avail him-
self of the first fsvorsble opportunity to put him
self in a condition to oppose ut again.
The life of that min exhibitt so many instan
ces of low cunning, base treachery and cruelty,
that nothing ought to surprise us eoming from
him, while we ought always to be prepared for Ihe
worst. Let ut only remember how- be treated
hit benefactor, tturbide, who had first raised him
from a Captain to a Colonel, and whom, on his re
turn to Tuspan from Italy, he cruelly butchered in
presence of hit wife, without even to much at a
court martial. W ought never to loae sight of
the drgrsded and demoialixed race we have to
deal with, and put twice the caution in our dip-,
lomacy that we use in strategy or on tbe field of
battle. The presence of General Atmstrong
leads to various conjectures. All I can say ori
the subject is, that it is nt connected with the
postal arrangement contemplated to be formed
with England, and that it may possibly lefer to
Ihe Mexican war, should it go on.
I do not believe that General Taylor will ask
leave to come home ; but should he do so, (which
is most impmpable.) the man that fought nnder
Gen. Jackson at the battle of Now Orb ant would,
perhaps, not be an unworthy successor nf tbe
old hero. Tbe probabilities, however, are that
' Old Rough and Ready" will serve as long a
tbe war lasts, and that Gen. Atmstrong will re
tern to Liverpool, where he it to deservedly
popular with all elates of society.
A Max Shot Gaost Caski-kms Mr.
Mii.ton Boonk, of Foundryville, ' Columbia
county, was severely wounded by a rifle thof,
on. .Tuesday, evening laet.'JThe circumatances
wearecredibly informed, were as follows.lome.
pertont belonging to the furnace in "buhdryi
ville, were' employed in shooting at a candle,
which was placed in tbe road some dittance from
the furnace. About 9 o'clock, Mr. Boone elo
aed the store in which he is engaged, and wbilo
crossing the road between tbe furnace and the
candle just mentioned, a rifle wat diacharged,
the ball striking him and passing through both
thighs, inflicting a very teveie wound. The
name of the perton who discharged the rifle, it
Bartut Johnson. The ground over which they
were shooting it 'generally frequented by per.
eont till Ute at night It ia hoped that the latal
efli'ctt of this instance of carelessness and stupi
dity, may prove a lin.ely warning to othert.
rHIXUUDBZJnBXA MAHKET. '
Ti'tsoAT, Sept. 38.'
GRAIN Southern Wheat it worth SI 15 a
1 16; Wettsrn 81 18 a $1 20, and Penna. 81 30
a 81 33- Cora it telling al 68c for Southern, and
69 for Panna. yellow. )tt. Southern ait sai
ling st 43c, and Penna. 44 a 4 Sc.
WHISKEY Seles t 35 a 35t.
DvftrtrsiA. This distressing complaint is a
weakness of lb digestive organs, and like every
other disease, Is caused by impurity of the blood
Tbe gastric juicer, a fluid peculiar to the stomach
when secreted from bad blood, is deficient in
those wonderful solvent properties which srs of
turh vital importsnce to digestion. Consequent
ly, tbe food instrsd of being speedily dissolved,
often becomes absolutely spoiled or potrified in
the stomach ! hence bad breath, sour belching,
costiveness, psins ia the stomach, colic, dysen-'
tery, cholera" morbus, and other dreadful com
Wright'a Indian Vegetabla Pills are a certain
cure for Dyspepsia, because they cleans the
stomach end bowels from all biliou humor, and
purify the blood. . Four or five of said rills, ta
ken at night on going to bed, will in all eases
givs some lelief, and if. continued lor a short
time, will not only make perfect cure of Dyspep.
sin, but will sssuredly drive pain or diitrett of
every description Irom the body.
Bcwtre of counterfeit of all kinds! Home, are
coated with tURsr others sr msde lo isaembl in
outward appesranc the original medicine. The
rafenl court is, lo purchase from ths regular agents
. r . i .... w r. .. .. 1 :,. - .
lilv, one or more or mj w we vvvij
village and town iu lb estate.
jry Agent for the site of vVr;ht" Indian Vegria.
hie Pill inSunbury, tlsvai Mitita. For other
agencies see aihejM.acnii nl in another column.
Add value of ground
. . , f7,632,679
Piivate property to the extent of twelve mil
lions of dollars, is ttxed 75 eeutt per ons hun
dred dollars,, tbe mott burdensome tit at ion. per
hsps, in sll lbs Unron, w hils the government pro.
perty pays not one rent. Sueh wat the rontrart
in the city charter. If taxed at the ratio of the
private properly, Ihe public property in Wath
iagtea would yield au addition ef some 876,000
to tb city treaiury. N. Y. Herald.
Strrsjrt to tbs Patsoxi or Bsitb's
Pills. In consequent of ih great variety of
countsifril Ubrla of prelenjtd Brandirth's rills,
Dr. Brsndieth, eetisg uoder a tense of duty to the
public, has employed Ihna celebrated artists, Ma
srs. Peikins snd Duiaud, who hsve succeeded in
producing three ue IbU, of so complicated a
nature, as lo amount to so impossibility of imita
tion. Tbe border of Ihe lop and also of ths under
label, is composed ef ths most elaborate and chaste
paitasns of tacavworlr, To crown the climax of
thste bctuuful labels, ths j.sptr upon which they