Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, April 16, 1845, Image 2
THE HUNTINGDON JOURNALS ..Oneeooritry:one eonetitution, one dealing." L€Lz:tacvallmdlcm as Wednesday morning, April 16, '45. Tr.x..—A gentleman direct from Texas, in forms the editor of the Natchez Free Trader, that the Teal. Congress will accept the annexation acheine almost unanimously. Tea Loss or .s MAI t..—The New York Herald says: "We have received information that the entire mail whirls woo made up in this city on the 2tl of February, for Philadelphia, never reached that city. We know of sonic money that was in thin mail, and we suppose that thousands of dollars were lost. This is the most extraordinary case of mail loss, or mail robbery, that has yet come to our notice. N ill the department examine into the matter'!" A NORTH C ROL' N A Bor.—We have just seen, says the Raleigh Register, one of the greatest nat ural curiosities of the day, viz: a child who will not be eight years of ago until July next, and who weighs 177 pounds!—more than the celebrated Daniel Lambert weighed at the sonic age. Ho measures round the waist 45 inches—round the hips 47--the thighs 116—the knees 18—neck 173 —and his height is 4 feet 83 inches ! WOODS ON FIRE. Since the first of this month the woods in differ ent parts of our county have been on fire, and the flames, fanned by very high winds, have spread with great rapidity, destroying in their course a large amount of young timber. In some parts, we un derstand, Farmers and Iromnasters found it very difficult to save their fences, wood, Ac. Our exchanges throughout the State, give notices of similar import. A 11l NT TO PAPER MAKEns.—Letters are to be weighed under the new postage law, and paper makere will accommodate the public very much by making their letter paper light. Will you be Bo good ite to take this hint Mr. Papermaker ix-riorrEntscr. TWO CINTUNIES AGO.—Two hundred years ego, the vice of drunkenness was oven more prevalent than it is now. In a discus sion on the subject in the British Parliament, the Bishop of Salisbury stated that in one street in London a board was put up with the following in scription: Vou may get drunk here lot one pen ny—dead drunk for two-pence—and have clean straw for nothing.!" C - A young man applied for the benefit of the bankrupt act, and upon being asked how much he owed, he said he reckoned about 500,000, as he saw they charged a man $lO for biasing a married woman in Ohio, and if the price was as high here (or kissing girls, he must be in deb. about half a 43:).• Avoid a man/ that's got much jaw. Re member the more aterson talks the less he knows. It's your lean geese hat's always cackling; not the fat ones. Recolltict this, and avoid men that's got the gift of gab,' as you would those tat have the gift of mead.. SINGULAR I\TCRUAURILur..—A Mr. Harwood had two daughters by the first wife, the eldest of whom was 'parried to John Coshick ; this Coahick had a duo' to by the lirstjwile whom old Harwood married, ud by her he had a son,—therefore John Coshick's second wife could say as follows My father is my son, and i'm my mother's moth er my sister is a daughter, and I'm grandmother to toy brother, cry Gov. Pratt, (of Maryland) has designated the 27th of June next, as the day for the execution of Henry M 'Curry. found guilty by the City Court of the murder of Paul Roux, of Georgia, while temporarily stopping in Baltimore. A PnEvre.it's 1,11 vn•LITT.--We hear it stated that a Boston Printer has placed Five Hundred dol lars at the disposal of the Principal of the Otis School, for the Library for that institution. Wsonzar or PoLurics.--A stout man is an nounced by the chairman, to address a political as oeinitlage ; he raises and commences: " Mr. Chairman and Fellow-Citizens, ore you all determined to suFport your candidates on Tues day next?" Cries of "we are, we ore!" Speaker, silting down. "Then it will he widess fur me to say any thing." ORCOON.-A correspondent of the Salem Gaz ette, writing from Oregon, under date of July last, says that "beef is worth sfl per hundred, flour $4, pork $1.2 50, lard and butter 20 eta, per pound, and cheese the same." He adds, however, that " the people of the Oregon country have the advantage over the producing stales, viz: their stock are fed wholly by pasture. They lunge the whole winter and are never housed. There are acorns in abun dance for the swine." A company of emigrants, front Illinois and lowa, purpose taking the line of march from blooming ton on the 7th Mat., far Oreg.. The marching distance from Missouri to the Oregon shore on the Pacific, through in inloospitahle country, is not lees than ':000 miles, and no army could not well ac complish, it in Icsa than our months. The Rev. Lira Fisher goes out with this company on a mis sion under the patronage ot the American Baptist Hume Mission Society. Stop your earn while gossips and F l and erers are F peaking of other+. Toko your fingers away lo listen to the voice of fiteudly From Me United States Gazette. Texas and Disunion. 'IN hen the hot bloods of the South were anxious to intimidate the North by threats of disunion, a disunion which must have left them tut the mercy of ! their slaves, or to the defence of their repudiated i friend., we felt it a ditty to place before our readers their blustering threat., that the extent of their folly in making such threats, or of their wickedness in proposing such ends might be fully understood ; and the Executive of the Union found his hands strengthened in the legitimate exercise of the high duties of his station in reference to this evidence of treason, by the manly support of that party. in whose defeat he was elected, and whose members he treated with bitter injustice. What is wrong in the South in regard to the rights, dignity, and integrity of the notion, cannot he right in the East; stud that which is treason and rebellion in South Carolina, cannot detterve a much more moderate designation its New York, or Massa. chusetts. We, therefore, think it proper to give as an evidence of some degree of public feeling; an extract of a letter, written by Judge William Jay, of New York, to Dr. H. J. Bowditch, of Boston, in reply to a question put by the latter to the former. whether he (Judge Joy,) still held the same opin ion in regard to the duties of the North, in case of the annexation of Texas.' Judge Jay answers, and shews what he con siders the duties of the North, in reference to the annexation of Texas. He proceeds to stale that the tariff of 1829 did not justify, either by its ob ject or its form, the threats of ilisunion made by the South ; but that the action of Congress, with refer ence to Texas was, in object and in form, such a clear violation of the Constitution, no to justify a seperation of the free from the slave States, and he proceeds: VI. Dissolution must take place, and the soon er the better. "1. We are not hound to maintain the Union, fos llie sake of the slaves. The morals and hap pines, of our children and posterity ought to have I more weight with us than the vain hope of libera -1 ling the slaves who arc herenifer to people Texas, California. Yucatan, &c. " 2. It is far more probable that a continuance of our present connection will enslave the North, than that it will free the South. "3. A seperation will more easily be effected now, than when the relative strength of the South shall have been greatly augmented. B ereafter we shall be as serfs rebelling against their lords. Now, if the North please, we may dissolve the Union, without spilling a drop of blood—who will hazard the opinion that this may he done forty years bet ice! " 4. How a dissolution is to be effecied—how a new confederacy is to be formed—what States shall compose it—are questions which time alone can solve. Let us avoid as wholly unnescessary as in excusable, any resort to chysical force. . . . . . . . . " 5. The South has immolated the Constitution on the altar of slavery and was ready, if necessary, to offer up the Union itselfto the same bloody fiend. Remember Mr. Rhett's 'Texan with or without the Union.' Remember the resolution passed at the mass meeting at Beaufort, South Carolina, in 1844. If we are not permitted to bring Texas into our Union peacefully and legitamately, as now we may, then we solemnly announce to the world that we will dissolve the Union sooner than abandon Tex as.' I'his certainly has been a very general feel ing among the slave holders, and we are thus warn ed that the Union can only be maintained as an auxiliary to human bondage. " VIII. Present duties of the North. I. 'Po regard the constitutional provisions rel ative to future slaves as utterly revoked and abol ished. 2. To punish every individual, whatever may he his office or condition, who may have any agen cy whatever in the apprehension or surrender of a fugitive. "3. To punish every person who, within our territory, may exercise by deed, mortgage, or other wise, any authority over slave property. ..4 Whenever any of our colored citizens are imprisoned in the South on account of their com plexion, to seize an adequate number of the citi zens of the State committing the outrage, who may be found on our soil, and to hold them as hostages for the liberation and full compensation of said colored citizens. 05. To petition Congress and the State Legisla tures to take measures for the amicable dissolution of the Union. Thus, sir, I have given you a brief outline of my views on this monstrous subject. I could have fortified my assertions by a numerous array of facts and quotations. but I have not time. On conver sing with others, I have been surprised to find how many agree with me in opinion. From all I see and hear, I am convinced the late Congress has given the Union its death-blow. It may lan guish for n while, but its fate is sealed. I can make great allowances for the slaveholders. They have acted under the pressure of supposed pecuniary in terest—in accordance, NO far as relates to the main tainnnee of slavery, with the habits and principles of their ancestors, and for the most part with the teachings of their spiritual guides. But what can he said to extenuate the turpitude of our northern Democrats I To the Moneta of history—of their own consciences, end of their God, I leave them. I am. dear sir, Yours, very respectfully, WILLIAM JAY. 11. I. Bow nyrrn, M. D. The Hon. Mr. Jay speaks only for himself, we suppose, but as he is made to speak through a most respectable Whig paper, and as thousands hold opinions with him, as it regards the inexpedience and injustice of immediate annexation, we think proper to say, that en far as our knowledge extends, , no real Whig thinks of proposing or aiding disco lotion, as a remedy or a revenge. Wrong as the annexation may be, it cannot justify such a wrong; and the high minded and the puro higs of the middle and eastern States will be cautious how they bring upon themselves, nr their principles, the ; odium of any proposition, that includes as a means or end, the dissolution of the union of these States. It is possible ti.tat the offence of disunion may come; It is possible that the high-handed measures of a part of the South, and their insulting tone and conduct, may lead to such a terrible result, but woe In them by whom it comes. Let the whigs have no part nor lot in the measure. If driven by others to experience such dreaded and condemned results, let them not be chargeable with the initiation them of. As citizens and men, they will understand how to mitigate to themselves the evils, and make firm and permanent as a substantive nation nation, that which may fall to them by a rupture or excision. They Will know how to profit by the repudiation of the °Minding limb, but they will neither propose, nor Function the operation. Let as hear nothing of thermion, or rather of the approval of disunion, by Whigs. If men whose votes sanctioned and secured annexation, see pro per to talk about disunion, or those who think the United Stales made for them nnd their slnvee, choose to threaten dissolution on account of revenue laws, upon them be the consequences. The Whigs, wills a knowledge that the latter laws ore wholesome and right, will stand by the Union; and with the consciousness that annexation was wrong, will still' adhere to, and maintain the Union. Nothing shall drive them from their attatchment to right. There is yet time to defeat annexation, but disunion has no remedy. We ought to say that the Boston Atlas, in which we find Mr. Jay's letter, gives no sanction or appro val to its statements. Highly important from Texas.---Re ception of the Annexation Resoln tions---Great Rejoicing. We haven supply of papers by a recent arrival from Texas up to the 25th ult., and we find they are filled with rejoicing at the passage of the an nexation resolutions by the 'United States Con gress. The citizens of both Galveston and Hous ton testified the liveliest joy immediately on the re ception of the news, a fact which proves what the journals of that country have always asserted, that the people are strongly in favor of the project, how ever much the prominent politicians are opposed to it. It is from the latter that the only opposition to the measure is to be found. The vessels in the harbor at Galveston displayed the star-spangled Banner and the Lone Star in unison from their masts; one hundred guns were fired in honor of the event, and an illumination of the city was agreed upon with the greatest unanimity. A pub lic meeting was convened, at which Gen. Memu cm Hugt presided. A preamble and resolutions expressive of the joy of the people at the prospect of becoming once more citizens of the 'United States, were drawn up and passed without dissent from any person present. A !committee was appointed to address the in habitants of Texas upon the great event, and every thing indicated a unanimity and fervor of popular sentiment in favor of Annexation, which we had scarcely anticipated from the rumors that have reached us of late from that country. It was also requested, by special resolution, lot President Jones to call an extra session of Congress for the purpose of ascertaining the will of the people in respect to annexation. At Houston there wee the came evi dence of gratification. I was hailed with a burst of enthusiasm by the citizens that has never :seen ex ceeded. The news of the victorious battle of San Jacinto scarcely excited such general and enthusi astic rejoicing, the sound of the drum and other musical instruments, the roar of the cannon and the loud shouts of the multitude, resounding long after midnight. It is thought a favorable indication on the part of President Jones that he should hays ap pointed the Hon. David S. Kauffman, an ardent friend of annexation, as Charge d'AtTairs to the 'United States. ROBBERY AND ATTEMPT To MODDETL—The Pottstown Tarriffite of the tat inat, states than on Saturday evening Mr. Roderutr, the Tax Collec tor of North Coventry township, Cheater county, was attacked on his way home, near the hose of Mr. Hallman, in the county above mentioned, by two persons, who without form or ceremony com menced beating hint with clubs. Mr. R. at this treatment, attempted to defend himself, whereupon he was stabbed by one of his assailants. He then resisted no longer, but gave himself up to his ene mies, who ritledlis pockets of about eighty dollars, and then immediately took their departure. It is supposed that the persons who are guilty of this mean, In., vile and wicked act, to say the least of it, reside in the county, and were known to Mr. It., as each of them had a covering over his face, and spoke not a word during the transaction. ROUT TO Guisi..—The Missouri Reporter soya : "In a letter written by Mr. Jefferson, soon after the purchase of Lousiany, that distinguished states man pointed out the practicability of n route to China over the Western prairies !to the ' Pacific.— This magnificent idea, based on the remarkable fore cast of that wonderful man, has been revamped re peatedly since by other persons and palmed off as original with themselves. That such a route will be established at some day not far distant, recent events authorize us to believe most sincerely.' THE MIRSING PACKETS. -There is scarcely the shadow of a hope lingering in any breast, that the long missing packets, United states, Normandie, and England, will ever return. They do'bbtless went down in the dreadful gale of December llth. Every navigator who hos spoken of it, describes it as terrific in the extreme. The last accounts is from the Fracis Lord, Captain Gladden, which mi raculously escaped destruction. The narrator prior to his description of the perils and suffering of the voyage, says the gale was most terrific, such as he never experienced, although a wafarer of the deep for many years. The storm king on that dreadful day hurled to destruction. ninny a good lull ship, and gorged hilmell with human life. Sirwrr IN Tire an. STOIIMS.—PeopIe are of ten led to inquire what are the best means of safety during a thunder storm. If out of doors, we should avoid trees and elevated objects of every kind and if the flash is instantly followed by the report, which indicates that the cloud is very near, a recumbent position is considered the safest. We should avoid rivers, ponds, and all streams of water, because water le a conductor, and on water in a boat, would be most prominent objects, and therefore most likely to be struck by lightning. If we are within doors, the middle of a large carpeted floor will be tolerably safe. We should avoid a chimney, for the iron a bout the grate, the soot that often line. it, and the heated and clarified air it contains, are tolerably good conductors; and should on that account be a voided. It is never safe to sit near an open win dow because a draught of moist air is a good con ductor; hence we should close the window on such occasions. In bed we are comparatively safe, for the feathers and blankets are bad conductors, and we are to a certain Went insured in such a ricuation• Cor,orpoodonre tf Me New York Trittine. TRIAL Or 11013 GU/TON Dig Thunder,') CONCLUDED--- NO VERDICT. HUDSON, March 30, 1845. The trial of Smith A. Boughton, or Big Thun der,' was concluded on Friday night, and on Sat urday morning Mr. Joonix, counsel for the pris oner, commenced summing up. He spoke about five hours; and, in his able, argumentative and elm qacht address to the jury, recapitulated the °vi de.° which went to show that the Sheriff was robbed of his papers by arrangement, and that Big Thunder at Copake was not Dr. Boughton, convinced many who heard and no doubt several of the jurors, that the Sheriff was about as much to blame in the transaction as the prisons, if not mere. The Attorney General, Joaw VAN Bon., t eq., summed up on the pert of the prisioner, end spoke from 4 o'clock to 6, (the hour of recess) anti from the assembling of the court at 7 o'clock until near• ly 10 o'clock, P. M. Considerable interest was felt in Mr. Van Duren's maiden effort in the coon• ty of his birth, and the court room was crowded to its /Moat capacity by the ladies and gentlemen of' the city and surrounding towns. All were agreea bly disappointed, ns the speaker acquitted himself in a manner that did high credit to himself and the classical soil of old Columbia, that has furnished the State and the nation with so many great men. 'fire Judge(Parker) commenced his charge to the Jury about 10 o'clock P. M., which occupied about half an hour. 'fire charge was an able one, and was well calculated to prepare the minds of the jury to convict the prisoner. The jury retired ine mediately after the charge by the judge, and had not agreed on a verdict at nine o'clock this morn ing. In all probability they will not agree. I un derstand that eight of them stand out for conviction and four for acquittal. The four are residents of the 'infected districts.' The numerous other in dictments against Boughton and Belden, and the other .Indian' anti-renters, have been laid over to the next term of the Circut Court. Yours. B. P. S. The Court met this (Sunday) evening at 10 o'clock, r.nd the jury came in and announced that they could not agree. The Judge called upon each juror seperately, and every man exprtssed his conviction that if they were kept tegether for a year they would not be able to agree upon a verdict, and thentthey were discharged. Eight for acquit and four for conviction. Two were willing to a gree either for acquital or conviction. Protest of Mexico lirainst Annex- ation. The Washington correspondent of the Evening Post has procured from a member of the Diplo matic corpse at Washington (to whom it was offici ally communicated) a copy of the formal Protest of Col Almonte, Mexican Plenipotentiary, against the passage of the Texas Resolution. The following is the Post's translation. It will be seen that the reports that Almonte had used hush language, threatened an appeal to the people of the United States, &c. were entirely unfounded: [Titsxlikertorr.) The undersigned, &. &c. has the honor to ad dress the Hon. John C. Calhoun, &c. &c. for the purpose of making known to him the profound re great with which he has seen that the General Con gress of the Union has poured a law consenting to and fulminating into the Amen can confederation the Mexican province of Texas, The undersigned had flattered himself that in this question the good sense and sound opinions of the citizens most distinguished and experienced in the management of public affairs in this Republic would have prevailed in the deliberations of the le gislative body, and of the Union, but unfortunately this hoe not been the case, and, contrary to his hopes and most sincere wish., ho sees consumated by the American Government an act of aggression the most unjust which can be recalled in the annals of modern history, such as the spoilation of a friendly nation, like Mexico, of a considerable part of her territory. For these reason,. the undersigned, in fulfilment of his instructions finds himself obliged to protest, as he does accordingly protest, in the most solemn manner in the name of his Government against the law parsed on the 28th of last month, try the General Congress of the United States, and sanctioned on the first of the present month by the President of the said States, by which the province of Texas, an integral part of the Mexican territory is allowed to be admitted into the American Union. The undersigned, in like manner, declares that the aforesaid law can in no manner invalidate the right which the Mexican nation possesses to recover the aforesaid province of Texas, of which she is now unjustly despoiled, and which right she will sustain and enforce at all times, by whatever means are in her power. 'fire undersigned will say in conclusion to the Hon Secretary of State of the United States, in order that he may be pleased to inform the Presi dent of the said States of the same, that in con sequence of the law against which he has just pro tested, his mission to this Government is termina ted from to-day. Consequently the undersigned requests the lion• Secretary of State to he pleased to send hint his passports, as he has arranged to quie this city as soon as possible for New York. The undersigned, &e. )Signed.) Washington, oth March, 1845. The Lost Treasure Ship. The Baltimore correspondent of the New York Courier, writes that there has been letters received by the arrival of the ship Constitution, from those connected with the San Pedro expedition, who went out to the coast of the Spanish Main to raise the Spanish man-of-war San Pedro, sunk on the coast about fifty years ago, having on board about $2,000,000 in specie bullion and other materials. They have succeed in getting up an anchor, some brass cannon, and several dollars in silver. One of the dollars was imbedded in the timbers of the yes. sal about four inches, caused, as is presumed, by an explosion of magazine which sunk the ship. The stockholders are in high spirits, and refuse $lOOO per share for the stock which originally cost $lOO. A corpse recently disentered at the Church of St. Berthier,Quebec, has been found to be petrified. An oyster shell is exhibiting in Boston, which is recently from one of the South Pacific Islands.— It weighs 60} lbs. is 29i inches long, and is 201 inciter across. l'carful IliEaster., LOSS OF THE STEAMER SWALLOW! The Steamer Swallow, left Albany at 6 o'clock on Monday evening, with two or three other boats, to come directly thee ugh to Now York. She had on board a large number of passengers, probably three hundred and fifty in all. When passing thro' the narrow chatter at Athena, she ran upon a largd rock, called the Brig." The bow ran up so high that it woo impossible to stand upon .the deck. The keel broke, and the stern bent upwards, and still went down so much that in three minutes the two cabins were full of water. The scene among the passengers may be imagined. It was 9 o'clock in the evening, and very few of them were in their berths. The upper poet of the boat noon took fire, which increased the alarm. The evening was very dark, and the wind blow ing fresh at the time the boat struck. Fortunately the Rochester, Capt. Cruttenden, was but a few bout's length ahead, but by the time she Succeeded in rounding to and reaching the swallow, the water ivss up to the top of the ladies' cabin. 'rho passengers were taken off by Capt. Crußen der), but so short was the interval from the time the Swallow struck till she went down, that it is im possible to say how many lives were lost. The following letter contains full particulars of this fearful accident: STEAMER liocuEsTin, Tuesday, 3 A. MT. My Dear Friend--You may value a few lines, from sot eye witness, descriptive of the terrible ac cident which befel the Swallow last evening. At about 8 o'clock, when going at a rapid rate, the boat struck on a smelt rock island abreust the town of Athena and city of Hudson. I was sitting in the upper saloon in conversation. At the first severe shock the passengers rushed below, but their fears were calmed for n moment by the outcry that we hod only come in contact with n raft. But our ears were speedily assailed by the appal ling sounds of the rending of timbers, and the evi dent destruction of the boat; while the stern settled with frightful rapidity. Those who hod "turned in," in the after cabin, had barely time to leap from their berths before the water was upon them. You can imagine the horrors of the scene at this mo ment, when more than three hundred souls were thus exposed in the midst of falling snow and al most utter darkness. As the water reached the boi ler fires, a sheet of mingled steam, smoke and flame poured into the boat, illuminating the ghastly coun tenances with a sudden glare of vivid light, and completing the consternation. The conviction that the curse of fire was to be added to our other immi nent perils, efirlied the resolution of the stoutest hearts, But the rapid sinking of the boat extin guished the fires, and all was darkness again. In'less than five minutes, by the blessing of God, the stern rested on the bottom, the water being above the windows of the aft saloon state rooms. Several females were drawn out of state rooms by dashing in the windows; two almost exhausted— one very aged, and now lying on board this boat in a precarious situation—were taken from the ladies' cabin by cutting through the floor. They had sus tained themselves on settees, with only a few inches of breathing room for their faces. The how had been forced high and dry upon the rock, and the boat, split open amidships, was left rising almost perpendicularly upward. covered with anxious beings clinging to the bulwarks. The re mainder of the passengers were sadly grouped on the forward upper deck, ninny bewailing the absence of dear companions and actuated by the most dread• ful apprehensions for their fate. I.ly this time the alarm had been thoroughly corn- j municated to the shore on either aide. The bells of the churches began to ring, and the river was soon covered with torches, waving in the fleet of boats that put off to our assistance : while the llo cheater, which had found it difficult to get to us, and the Express, which had now come up, were gradu ally approaching alongside. The sound of the bells pealing on the air, the shouts of those in the boot, the light of the weaving torches, and the wailing grief of many on the wreck, constituted features of a most impressive scene. In the course of an hour all were taken off who remained in the Rochester, the past scenting like a terrible dream. lam approaching the city. liens scarcely be but that several ore lest. Many leaped immediately overboard in that frenzy of mind which precluded the power of self-preservation in the wa ter. The doors of most of the state rooms were an sprung at once as to be immoveable, arid examina tion will probably discover the dead within some of them. I can scarcely hope otherwise. The boat is a complete wreck. It was a mourn ful sight as we cast off from her side. The captain behaved nobly--calming fears, and making his voice heard every where in advice, with the most thor ough judgment and self-possession. The baggage is almost all deep under water, and will be recover ed only In a damaged state. Our hearty thanks are due to the officers of the Rochester end Express, for their prompt assistance, and untiring assiduity to saveevery thing that hand could be lain on. Friends in the Rochester tell me that the yell of a gong, as they described it, which came to their ears from the sinking boat, was of a character never to be forgotten. Yours, truly, HENRY HARRINGTON. N. B.—The apprehensions of loss of life which I have expressed above, are fully realized. Several females were seen to be washed off by the water, as it rose above the guards, and all, it is thought, could hot have escaped from the cabin. Several on board our boat have nothing but their night dresses. FURTHER PARTICULARS OF THE DISAS. TER TO THE SWALLOW. NVe glean some additional particulars from the New York papers of last evening. Instead of there being three lives lost, there are seven, at least, and probably many more. Si: bodies of females were token from the wreck on Tuesday, and the follow ing recognized—Mrs. Briggs, Mrs. and Miss Wood, and Mrs. Colton, of 'l'roy, whose husband come down On hearing the news of the disaster, and was present when the body of his wife was discovered. A Mr. Gibson, who was on board with his wife, had en far looked for her in vain. A gentleman of Albany, was at the wreck also, in search of his two sisters. A rumor prevails that a young lady, a niece of Joseph C. }leant, Esq., of Troy expired with fright, after safely reaching the shore. The eh - mho maid of the boat says she was the last who left the ladies' cabin, and at that time all the ladies hod left it. Mr. Earnest, of Cooperstown, a passenger, was sitting near the ladies' cabin when the boat struck, He went aft and the word was given out, "all safe:"—immediately after the cry woe, it come forward," and all rushed forward in one confused mass. Again the word was given "go aft," and the passengers moved from the bow of the boat, but were arrested by flames issuing from the furnace rooms, near the boilers, which happily prevented many from obeying the order, as thou, who were forward were all saved. The tide ebbs and flown into the boat, and the water, even at low tide. being at considerable depth it in difficult to grapple for their bodice. Some who jumped overboard bad a very narrow eater , . Mire Cornelia Platt, a young lady of De. troit, who was on her way to Now York, under 1};o charge of Mr. C. H. Hicks, of that city, left the f, e p t on a settee, and woo taken up a short distance low, nearly exhausted. Mr. Hicks, when he went over, had his overcoat on, but finding that hecould not do anything with it on, end it requiring great exertion to keep the settee up straight, he succeeded in getting it otf—the coat was found nearly fivo miles below ; in one of the pockets was a draft for a considerable amount. . . A gentleman of Detroit, nained Hurst, having a hag containing $l5OO to gold, jumped overhead with the brig upon his arm, but soon was obliged to let it go. He wog only saved by having fortunately grasped a narrow strip of board, as he jumped.— Close after hint came another man, claiming the board, with curses and imprecations. Ashe shred: out from the boat he almost immediately went down, grasping the possessor of the board /7 the foot,- He however ieleased himself with great difficulty, and was saved. From the beat estimates at which we have been, enabled to arrive, there were on board the HwalloVr, , at the time of the accident, not for from three hun dred souls. Ninety-four were rescued by the His cheater, about forty by the Express, and a number of others, (how many we could net learn.) went tip• to Albany on the Utica and Robert L. Stevens. A "Rumen" OFFICE B.l(Am—A correspon dent at Washington furnishes the Knickerbocker with the following laughable sketch : " Dickens might draw some laughable earicattheo from the live specimens of office hunters now on hand here. The new President has jest advised them all to go home and leave their papers behind , them, and such a scattering you never saw !. One fellow come hero from Illinois, who was introduced: to a wag, who he was told, had great influence court, and who, although destitute of any such Ore tentions, kept up the delusion far the rake of' the joke. _ . _ The sucker addressed the man of influence 'Ono— thing on this wise: "Now,atranger, look at them papers. Them mutes is the fuel in our There's Deacon Stiles; these aint a plower a Man in all the country; and there's John Rogers, our shoe maker; he mode them boota,antl a beiter pair never tramped over these diggina. You wonldn't , think them soles had walked three hundred miles of Hoosier mud, but they have though they are sound' yet. Everybody in our town knows John Rogers r just you go to Illinois and ask him about me. ychelli find out how I stand. Then you ask Jim Tastier, our constable, what I did for the party ; he'll tell , you I was a screamer at the polls. Now I've co,no all the way front Illinois, and on foot too, most of the way to see if I can have justice. They wanted! me to take a town office at home, but I must hay° a something that pays beforehand; such as them , charges as they call 'em. haint got but seven , dollars lea. and can't wait; just get me one of them , charges, will ye ? 'roll the old man how 't is— hell do it. Fact is, he must: I've eirnt the office ;: d—d if I THE COTTON ' PRA. ANIO CL7LTURE.- The 80/1- ton Post, alluding to the' extensive production of cotton, says that the great staple will be still further increased by the acquisition of Texas. The Able Senator from Arkansas—Mr. A shley—sair.! l in a speech to the Senate. at its late session, after allu ding to the tide of emigration which was pouring into Texas through his State, Five years would not pass'iliihry before Texas would be Ode to grow cotton enough to supply the whole world. Why. little Arkansas, with her population 0! 1 122,000, possessed cotton enough to supply two such worlds.. That little State alone could produce double the quantity of all the cotton now raised in the United States. 'Po accomplish this would require but four millions of acres, and the State had from ten to fifteen millions of good land for the production of cotton." If that article is worth but six cents now,, ouch an addition to the productive power would re— duce its value to a very low point. The annuall report of Mr. Ellsworth estimates 872,207,000 1b... of cotton to have been grown last year. A Serious kiie at Towanda, A desrructive fire occured at Towanda, Pa., ow Monday before lost, which destroyed several very valuable buildings on the northwest corner of the public square. The fire broke out in the Eagle Hotel, which was entirely consumed, together with , all the buildings on the North and South to the value of $16,000. The whole square West' et' Main street, and between Poplar and State, is ono heap of ruins. The buildings were mostly frame.. the larger portion of the property belonged. toilio Towanda bank. Messrs. C. L Ward and J.•Elliota also suffered severely. A Suicide, We learn that Frederick E. Daily, Esq. who hag lately been appointed Deputy Prosecuting Attor ney, for York county Pa., committed suicide on• Monday, by hanging himself, under the following singular circumstance.. On bringing in first in. , dictment to the Court a small error was discovered• and of which he was informed by the Judge, when ouch was his mortification, that he went home, and won discovered a short time after suspended by the neck, entirely dead. Mr. Bailey was highly re spected by all who knew him, and his death hes thrown gloom over the entire neighborhood. An Awful Suicide. Charles J. Cone, a Journeyman hatter in Dan hurry, Ct,. was found dead in the shop in the morn ing, sitting upright in a chair. A piece 8f opium was taken from his stomach as large as a walnut. He had evidently been suffering from an attack or delirium tremens. A manuscript was found in his possesion filled with horrible and impious ravings. But the direct agency in producing this dreadful result stands out by his own confession, in letters of fire This is the cause of drink—ever since my last spree I have been in trouble and cannot work. GREAT FIRE IN PITTSBURG. A fire occurred in Pittsburg last week, which de stroyed about one third of the city. Passengers in the Packets report that twenty-four squares of building. have been reduced to ashea. The fire commenced near the Monongahela Bridge, and the most commercial and manufacturing portion of the city is destroyed. Vs a have not received a paper from Pittsburg since the occUrrence of the fire, and therefore cannot give further particulars at pres ent. j Character is a phoenix which cau expire but once--from it's ashes there is no resurrection. rry'Religion ie e man Fringing to hie Makir the fruits of hie heart.