Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, December 17, 1845, Image 2

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Widnesday, December 17, 1845,
An APPIIRNTICE to the prinrlng business will
be taken at this office, if application be made soon.
A ;ray front the country, of from 15 to 17 years of
ago, of industrious and moral habits, desirous of
acquiring a knowledp of the ~ art preservative of
all arts," will du well to give us a call.
( 0- Linea ."ro Couaiii Matilda," ■nd "The
Happy Family," shall appear in our next.
The President's Message and the
"Blind Giant."
In to-day's paper we give the conclusion of the
President's message, a document, which, although
it strongly recommends a reduction of the Tariff
of 1802, is endorsed by Locofoco papers that pre
tended to have that Tariff at heart, ae good "demo•
erotic" doctrine.
The portion of the message given to-day recom
mends the Sub-Treasury system—that systems°
signally condemned by the people in 1840, when
its father and next friend, Martin Van Buren, was
in the field as the opponent of the lamented Hard
ion. During the whole Presidential campaign of
1844 we never beard a Locofoco breathe the name
of Subtreasury; on the contrary there was a studied
concealment of the principles of the party in this
respect. All, however, who knew the principles
of James K. Polk were aware that ho was always
opposed to the Tariff policy .of 180 end in favor
of the Subtreasury. Have the 'Locofocos been de
ceived in their nun, or is their motto now "The
Subtreaaury and down with the Tariff!" We
shall see.
Pennsylvania has been called a "Blind Giant;"
and the figura is a truthful one. Sacred his
tory eontaina a record of the treatment and the re
senge of a giant of old—a man endowed with ex
traordinary might. Thu Philistines procured har
lots to entice him—he was delivered into the hands
of his enemies, his eyes•were put out. and he teas
made the sport of hie oppressors! The "blind
giant" of.old, however, sought an opportunity to
avenge himself for his two 'eyes. While doomed
to make sport for the congregated thousands in the
temple of Dagon, they saw him leaning against the
massive pillars, apparently in a spirit of perfect
submission—his strength had returned, and he pull
ed down the temple, burying his enemies and
himself is the common ruins.
Will the young giant of Locofocoism who hos
been enticed, blinded, and made the sport and the
laughing stock of the free trade men, avenge him
self as Sampson did, when his strength returns, at
the pole"!
We venture to assert that the presses end leaders
of the Imcofoco party will continue to sing hose).
nas to James K. Polk—swear that his anti-Tariff
notions are in perfect accordance with the princi
ples of democracy—the rabble, those loafers who
have nothing to loose, and are too proud or too
lazy to work, will go with their leaders—but the
industrious farmer, mechanic and laborer will dis
card the dishonest leaders.
The Locotoco papers who pretended lo be for
the Tariff of 1842 do not hazard the assertion that
they have been deceived in Mr. Polk. They stand
before the community convicted of the charge of
deceiving the ,people and betraying their interests.
g - vy We have employed the services of an able
correspondent lit tier seat of Government for the
corning session, and will therefore be able to lay i
before our readers the sayings and doings of our
Legislative Solons in a condensed, readable form
every week. This is done at considerable expense,
but we have no doubt it will bo duly appreciated
by our readers, and be the means of adding numer
ous now names to our list. By means of a regular
correspondent, we can keep our readers advised of
the most important business before the Legislature
almost as soon as they can get it through any other
source, and in a mere desirable shape, being en
tirely rid of all unimportant matters which ere
usually given when proceedings are reported at
length. We expect, therefore, at least one hun
dred new names as a New Year's present, to com
mence the new year with.
CO'. A project, we learn, has been Marled in our
town to get up a society in the form of a Senate—
every member having his proper di.trict ossigned
to him, the interests of the citizens of which he ie
to advocate and defend. We think this may do
very well, and if properly conducted, tend very
much to improve the participant. in argument and
debate, and prepare them, when opportunity offers,
fur representing some respectable constituency in a
bona fide Legislative body. We should be all
prepared for three things, as weds not know what
our destinies are. Many respectable men have got
to be members of the Legislature.
nThere hat been quite a falling off in the
price of bread stuffs since the arrival of the foreign
news per steamship Cambria. The farmers, we
think, would do well to bold on to their grain for
the present, as we have no doubt but that prices
will again improve.
0;:). The Quarterly Meeting of the Methodist
Episcopal Church will commence in their church,
in this place, on Saturday next.
G - 71. The Harrisburg Union will observe that its
friend, Cul. Seth Salisbury, was somewhat checked
in his "moral triumph" when the Senate came to a
vote upon him. We do not rejoice over the Col.'s
defect.. however, as we would be quite willing to
have hint out of the State, being utterly unfit for
the station he now holds. Vie should like to see
e—r s r:ra atm soir,ted ay State I 'bruin
Ifut tysetrao.—We had the pleasure of visit
ing the above place last week for the first time since
our location in the county of Huntingdon. We
were much pleased with the appearance of the place,
and also with the kind. and hospitable manner that
we were received by the citizens. The town has
all the indicatibns of an active, business place, al
though wi'ater it; the dull time with them—there
not ho':ug much out-door stir after the navigation
We were informed by an intelligent friend
of ours, that money—that great propeller of human
energies—has not been so plenty for a long time
previous, as at present, and that distress and actual
want was unknown in their midst. We are right
glad of this, and hope that the business and proe
perity-nr the place may go on and multiply, and
that the unfortunate difficulties which hefel a num
ber of the enterprising and industrious mechanics
lof Hollidaysburg, a few years since, may never be
re.visited upon them.
In connection with this subject, toe cannot help
but remark, that legislation has done a vast deal for
this neighboring borough--indeed, entirely built it
up, by making it the head of navigation of the
canal trade, thereby giving the inhabitant. Immense
advantages, In a busmen point of view, ovtr every
other portion of the county; and we would suggeM,
whether it is not expecting too much, Id shy tht.
legislation will be again brought into requiXitiOn,
to break down other worthy portions of the county,
and infringe upon the rights and interests of other
equally worthy end deserving citizens, for the pur
pose of advancing the private interests of some of
the citizens of this already highly favored commu
nity 1 We think it should not. Wo are also of
opinion that the business end prosperity of the great
mass of - the citizens of 'Hollidaysburg - will be quite
es enduring end Substuntial bfihout, as tei(ll a
Court House.
(Cr Our neighbor of the Globe touches the mos
'sage very cautiously in his last. In speaking of it
he says: It is whole, free, frank and decided in
every point, and altogether is a fair expression of
, the peculiar character of its learned and 'honorable
author." We agreeivith our neighbor that it is a
whole" message--being long enough fur at least
two. The author's "peculiar" character consists,
we suppose in the peettlicr way he took to make
the people of Pennsylvania believe that he was in
favor of the Tariff of 1842, when he was, as ho
now avows, literally opposed to-the whole protec
tive policy ; and his frankness, in flatly denying
all that his partizans said about his being a better
Tariff man than Mr. Clay," previous to his election.
We suppose, how ever, that our neighbor will be
more definite this week, and give his views of the
message at length. Vie hope he will inform us
whether he goes for a " THOROUGH REVOLU
TION" of the act of 1842, as advocated by the
(U The Governor has appointed Wm. D. Boos
Prothonotary of Dauphin county. Our readers
will recollect that Mr. Boas was the Locofoco can
didate at the fall election, and run a tie vote with
John Zinn, , Esg., the Whig candidate. This, we
believe, is the first case of a tie vote which has oc
curred in our State.
Railroad Meeting.
The meeting held in Philadelphia, on the 10th
inst., in favor of a continuous Railroad from Phila. I
deiphia to Pittsburg, was the lamest says thain
quirer, of any ever assembled on a similar occasion. i
THOMAS P. CUPS, one of the moat distinguish
ed merchants of Philadelphia, presided, assisted by
a number of Vice Presidents, from among the most
substantial citizens of Philadelphia.
Wm. M. MEREDITU, Esq., addressed the meet
ing in an able, convincing speech, on the impor
tance of the work. At the close of his speech, Mr.
M. offered a preamble and series of resolutions,
from which we take the following:
IVhereas, it has been ascertained by careful and
minute surveys, made under the direction of the
Canal Commissioners, that by pursuing the most
direct leasable route between Harrisburg and Pills
burg, a continuous rail road, not exceeding 2291
miles in length, without inclined planes, and with
no gradients over 45 feet per mile, may be con
structed ut a moderate expense, and with the best
prospects of an adequate remuneration--making
I the whole distance from Philadelphia to Pittsburg
(including the 1063 miles already in operation,)
• only 336 miles: being therefore shorter and better
adapted to the ass of locomotives, and capable of
conveying freight and passengers in less time and
to greater advantage than by any other known
route between the Eastern and Western waters, in
this State or elsewhere. Therefore,
Resolved, That a continuous Railroad, so con
etrbcted--contributing largely to the revenue de
' I rived from the present State Railroad, touching the
State Canal at suitable points, and co-operating
therewith in times of drought and disaster, supply
ing its place aping the winter months, when the
r navigation is suspended, and ready at all seasons
to convey passengers anti light freight from city to
city, in from twenty to twenty-four hours—would,
by the facilities afforded, and the confidence in
, spired, secure to the great , Pennsylvania Route,"
thus composed of both Canal and Railroad, and ca
noble of thus acting jointly or separately, advan
to h ses far surpassing all others, and with the con
toomihted extensions Northward and %Vestward,
would obtain fur it an amount of trade and travel
I far beyond s i; former precedent, and at the same
t i me place th e gro wth sad proeperity of Philudel
, phia and Pittsburg 0 0 foundations not easily sha
ken by rival projects fio:n any quarter.
Resolved, That it be r ec ommended to the titi
zens of other cities and counti..'ni feeling an interest
in this important undertaking, to hold similar
meetings, and by other active measures to give
, their aid in securing far Pennsylvania the early
completion of thin great "Central Avenue" be
) tween the East and the West.
r The people ate becoming fully awakened to the
importance of this continuous railroad, and we
hope nothing will be left undone until this great
work is in successful operation. Keep the ball
1:07. Attention in invited to the advertisement of
a "Yankee• Jumper," in Mi. paper. Person% de
siring to attend tho "Home Party" and not being
in possession of a conveyance, would do well to
call immediately on the Agent.
az?The Carlisle Herald appears in a new dress,
and looks exceedingly well. Mr. Beaty has been
in the habit of making it read well ever since he
has been at its helm.
Mr• Stewart on the Tariff:
We clip the following from the Washington
letter of Oliver Oldschool, to the U. S. Gazette, of
Dec. 9. Mr. Stewart, it will be recollected, has
always been an able advocate of the present Tariff:
"On the proposition to refer so much of the
message as related to the reduction of the Tariff,
the Sub-Treasury, &c., to the Committee of Ways
and Means, Mr. Stewart, of Pa., 'proposed to di-
vide the subjects, and took occasion to express his
sentiments at large upon the language of the tees•
sage, and Mr. Walker's report, in regard to the
Tariff. Mr. 8, in a plain, clear, and unanswerable
mintier, exposed the fallacies and false assumptions
of both documents, but especially Mr. Walker's
.! extraordinary" report. So far from Mr. %Volker's
plan being such as to benefit the Ozer man, of
whom he so often speaks, it would be the very thing
to do him injury. Mr. %Volker, twill Mr. S., it is
rumored, is to be a candidate for the Presidency;
here to bo the poor man's candidate. Well, his
system will make every body poor, and of course he
will be elected. It is a system to manufacture poor
In refutation of the assertion that the present Tar
iff injures the poor man, and benefits the rich only
S, cited the condition of the whole country, and
especially the poor and Itboring classes, in 1829,
'40,'41, and '42, previous tb the passage of the act
of '42. What was their condition, ond'that of the
country t They were out of employment, and
could not obtain it at scarcely any price. They
Vwere glad to work even for half the usual wages, or
do half work ; and the country itself was paralyzed
and prostrate. There was neither money or credit.
So destitute of moans were we then, that although
we had low duties-20 per Cent.—the importations
were so small thrit the revenue, in 1841. only
amounted to a littlo over $19,000;000 ! And this
was an experiment of the Very system allow duties
which President Polk and Mr. Walker wish to try
again !
Big Hogs.
JAcon AminionT, of Wuodberry township, in
this county, informs us by letter that he slaughiered
four hogs on the 6th inst., weighing as follows:
586, 486, 4`24, 404, in all 1,850 pounds. These
enormousporkers were of the Berkshire breed, and
only between 17 and 18 months old. This beats
Cumberland. After giving us the particulars, our
friend (a good Whig) breaks out in the following
enthusiastic strain:
uHurra for Woodbrery township! She can raise
the biggest hogs and give the biggest majority for
Gen. SCOTT in 1848, of any township in the
iuniy." Goahead, Wo)dberry, you're on the right
We would just add, the t we send the " biggest"
package of papers to Woodberry that is put up in
bur office, and hope that before we go into the next
Presidential contest it may be doubled in that and
every other township in the county, which will give
us one of 'the biggest lists in the interior, and will
fully warren: us in pledging Huntingdon county to
give the biggest majority for 'Gen. SCOTT of any
county in the State—Lancaster only excepted.
John, put down Mr. Jacob Albright to the Wood
hr rry tt.t
Our Table.
The Ladies National Magazine, for January, is
before us. It is got up in its usual good style,
The embellishments are very fine. " Beauty Asleep,"
the "Illuminated Title Page" and tho " Fashion
Plate" for January, aro elegant specimens -of art
and refined taste.
Sears' Pictorial Magazine, for January, has come
'to hand. This is the first No. of the third volume,
and fully sustains the high reputation this valuable
publication has acquired. No. 128, Nassau street,
Now York, is the place of publication.
Graham's Magazine for January, is also before
us. The embelishments of this No. are beautiful,
Consisting of the " Young Cavalier," " American
Battle Grounds," " Paris Fashions" and a beauti
fully embellished Title Page. This work is increas
ing in interest.
Harrisburg Papers
The Pennsylvania Telegraph, edited by Theo.
Fenn, Esq., Will be published twice a week during
the session at 2.00.
The Pennsylvania rntelligencer, edited by C.
McCurdy, once a week during the session, at $l.OO.
Three are both ably conducted Whig papers.
The Harrisburg Argus, edited by J. J. dentine,
Esq., is published once a week, at $2.00 a year.
The editor now proposes to publish a small Daily
paper, at $2 for the session. We hope this enter
prise may succeed, a paper of this kind being very
much needeed at Harrisburg during the session.
The Democratic Union, edited by McKinley &
Lescure, twice a week during the session, at $2.00.
The Reporter and Home Journal, edited by Cot.
R. I. Diller, twice a week during the session tit $2.00.
The three latter named are ably conducted La
cofoco papers. We will cheerfully forward sub
scriptions to any of the above named papers.
DEATH or Cow. Emacir.—This veteran hero
died in Philadelphia, on Thursday evening last, at
about eleven o'clock, after an illness of more than
fins months. His ago was 62—disease dropsy.
He died at his private quarters, 68 South 4th St.
Z-The Washington Union, in reply to an inti
mation from the pen of a contemporary, bays that
the Oregon negotiation is not to be transferred to
London, and that no expectation or idea has been
forme] of renewing at London the proposition or
our government which has been declined at Wash
o:l.The Cambria Gazette has been revived by
Mr. R. 11. Conan. It had been suspended on ac
count of the death of its former editor, Mr. M.
Canon. We hope the Whip of Cambria may
sustain this well conducted paper.
The New Orleans Picayune lias advices that
the borders of Texas are troubled by marauding
Indians, who are suspected of having within a
short time committed several murders. Parties
have been sent in pursuit of them.
Rail Road reeeting.
Pursuant to previous notice a portion of the cit
zeus of Huntingdon county, (friendly to a Rail
road from Philadelphia to Pittsburg, via Cham
bersburg, Shade Cap, Huntingdon, dtc.,) convened
at the public house of David Elnire, in Orbisonia,
.on Tuesday, Dec. 9th 1845. . .
The meeting was organized by appointingliss
*fix BRKWSTER, Esq. President; B. X. Blair and
7 Criantvell, Estirs. Vice President.; Dr. J.
Alfred . Shade and Benj. Leas, Esq. Secretaries.
After some appropriate remarks by gentlemen
present, a number of resolutions were passed in fa
vor of the projected Railway from Philadelphia to
Pittsburg, by the way of Chambersburg, Shade
Gap, Shirleysburg, Huntingdon, kicc. A sub
sciiptuir. was also opened, and eiilhty 'folir ;dollars
obtained at the meeting, to pay for Suiveyinda part
of the route lying between :Bunit Cabins and the
Juniata River. A report onhis survey will lie
furnished as soon as mile. - Messrs. N. Kelly, B.
IX. Blair, T. T. Cromwell, T. E. Orbison and B.
Leas'w‘re appointed a committee to execute the
survey, end procure atrditinal funds—also to con
duct each correspOndence as may be necessary or
It was considered expedient to hold a . joint Rail
road meeting of the citizehs of kuritingdon,`PraUk
lin and Cumberland counties, at Chambersburg, as
early as possible. The following persons were
appointed delegates to attend such meeting, viz:
'Mae Blair, Jas. Brewster, T. T. Cromwell, 43
Leas, H. Brewster, B. X: Blair, tr. Shade, D.
Blair, N. Kelly, Wm.Piin, Ilno. Morrison, Geo.
Toylor, Win. Baker, Gen. Dunn, Gen. Wilson.
Peter Stinger, Jno. Burkholder, Dr. Vanersdel,
Jno. Beaver, James Kelly, Wm. Madden, K. L.
Green, Jno. 0. Miles, W. B. Leas, T. E. Orbison.
Resolved, That the Huntingdon and Chambers
burg papers be requested to publish the proceedings
of this meeting, furnished by the Secretaries.
TeeAwr!. Cincry,ta.—The State Treasurer
has 'issued a circular to the Commissioners and
Treasurers of the several counties of this Common
wealth, in 'which he states that "the fiscal year,
which ended on the 30th ultimo, exhibits a balance
in the Treasury of $384, 886,08, in which, how
ever is included $28,268,30, unavailable, being the
hotes castled by the Berke county Bank and other
'depreciated Paper—thus showing an svailable bal
ance of $356,6t7 78." The amount of interest
due in Febivary is stated at $900;000. There is
due from the several counties for taxes for the year
1845, deducting coat of collecting, per Ceritage &c.,
the net stun 'of $616,000; and there is 'due for
previous years, making the same allewance $257,-
000,--making the amount of outstanding taxes
now due $873,000. The Treasurer states that if
the taxes due by any county are not paid on or be
fore the second Tuesday of January net, Such
'county will be charged ;NTEREST from that period
fdr biderice remaining Unpaid at the rate of five
per cent. per . annum. fie urges the necessity of
immediate a n d prompt measures being taken for
the collection of outstanding duee- 7 tis the only
Means of meeting the whole amount of interest
due in February, and thus sustaining the honer of
the Commonwealth.
, .
IVILLIAH Smut', formerly a Represen
tative in Congress from the State of Vir
ginia, was on
,Vyednesday last elected
GoVerhor el that Pate for the term of three
years, cor4nencing, on the lot day of Jan
uary brit. The election was made by the
Legislature, as is the custom in Virginia.
Accounts from Upper California to the
15th of Octoberlast have been received
by the editors of the New York &M. A
British Ileet, destined for Oree(in, is re
ported to have passed up the West Coast
early in October. The pioneer Ant) of
the fleet, called the "America," touched
at Monterey.
DESTRUCTIVE him to THE Woons.—
It is stated that in Arkansas, for several
hundred miles in the interior•—in all the
counties of the western district of Ten
nessee, and in western Kentucky, the
grass, cane, and undergrowth of all kinds
have been burning for some time past,
and will be totally consumed. The va•
rious kinds of "mast," to say nothing of
the grasses upon which the farmers of Ar
kansas., especially, rely for the sustenance
of their stock, must be lost, and produce
considerable inconvenience if not positive
distress. Persons travelling along the
Tennesseeroads say that the smoke is so
dense as to render respiration difficult
and almost.painful.—Piclyune.
Mr. Darnell bas arrived in Washington
lrom Texas, tis a special messenger, char
ged by President Jones with the duty of
bringing a copy or the constitution of the
new State accepted by a large majtr:ty
0 her people—about in the proportion of
at least 21 to 1.
The Venerable Joins COTTON SMITII
died at his residence in Litchfield county,
Connecticut, on the 7th instant, in the 81st
year Of his age•. lie was at the time of
his death President of the American Bible
Society, and nearly a half a century ago
was one of the Representatives in Congress
frcitn the State of Connecticut. He also
served the Same State in the capacity of
Governor and in various other public
latter (row aletitly.
We received yesterday by the way of
Pensacola, advices somewhat later from
Vera Cruz, brought by the Falmouth;
Gen. Yaredes — has - written to the Alec
ican Government that his greatest pride
shall be to repress all revolutionary move
ments and put down any illegal opposition
to the proposed negotiation wills the Uni•
t e d Stotts. e have this intelli;ence up
on authority in which we place every re
From the National Inte!ligencer.
The.two Houses of Congress arc getting slowly
under way. The Ifouse of Representatives has
completed its organization, but the Senate is hut
halfway through the mauls operation of appoint
ing its committees. The following aro the officers
of the Senate—Printers not yet elected:
The Senators first prepared ballots far Secretary.
Asbury Dickens received 25 votes, and Mr. Star.
gis rovoived 24 votes. Mr. Dickens was therefore
duly elected.
On the first ballot, Mr. Robert Beall received 40
votes, 3fr.'Coyle 4, Mr. Dade 1. Mr. Beal: was
therefore elected Sergeant•at•Arms.
Three ballotinge then,toolt place for Assistant,
'kr.liand, Clerk of I:3liiir,& Rives, being elected
on the third over Alr.-Salisbury, of Pa., the caucus
candidate. So King Caucus was again•defeated.
In both Houses bills have boon introduced pro
viding for the admission of Texaa; that in the Sen
ate was referred, and that in the House was made
the special order for Tuesday next. other bills, both of a public and privet°
nature, havo been introduced. Among those
IrOught to netice.'eince 'rumley are the following:
IN TUE 9.r.is4TE.
by Mr. Levy: A bill to establish courts of the
United States, and to provide for a due executlen
of the laws of the United States in the State of
By Mr. Woodbridge: A bill to apply alternate
sections of the public lands towards the completion
of works of internal improvement in the State of
Michigan, and fur other purposes. ,
By s IVI'r. Breese: A bill to establish a collection
distriCt at Chicago.
By Mr. Hannegan: A bill for the continuotibn
of the Cumberland Road through the Slates of
Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.
Tx 'rule
Ey Mr. smith,of Illinois: A bill making appro
priations for the National Road in Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois, and Missouri; a bill granting to the State
of Illinois the right of way through the •public
lands, to aid in the construction of certain railroads,
and for other purposes; a bill establishing a port of
entry at the city of Alton, in the State of Illinoia;
a bill to repeal or so modify the joint resolution of
the 3d of March last, "directing the secretary O f
the Treasury to retain moneys of certain States
indebted to the United States," as to excludefroin
the operation of said resolution the three per cent.
fund act apart for the encouragement of learning
by the "acts" of admission of certain new States
into the Union.
Ety Mr. Wentworth: A bill to grant to the Slate
of Illinois an additional quantity (Aland, sufficient
'to make the amount received by her equal to that
'received by Ohio; and a bill to cede the public
lands to the States in whic lie, upon certain
'conditions. -
By Mr. Stanton: A till to tablish a poi tof en-
try at Memphis, in Tennessee.
Mr. Ficklin: A bill for an appropriation for
the National Road Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois; a
luirto grant land to the States of Indiana and Illi
nois, for the imprOvement of the Wabaisti liver; a
bill to grant lend to actual settler., under certain
Since Tuesday but little has been done in the
House of Representatives except the presentation
of petitions, a very large 'number of which wore re
monstrances against the admasion ef Texas into
the Union as a slave State. All these pipers Were
laid on the table, without being printed. Mh. Ad
ams endeavored on two successive days to have
these remonstrances referred to a select committee,
to be consposed of one member from each State;
but in this a majority of the Hone refused to sus
tain him. Ho therefore remarked dna he presumed
it was intended not to give the reMonstrants a hear
ing, and that the admission of Texas was to bo
'consummated aa early as possible without regard
to the wishes of those who were opposed to that
measure. He should submit to the decision, and
content himself hereafter with presenting such as
Were in his possession, or should bo sent to him
and leave it to tho House to dispose of them in
such way as it might deem proper. To which the
Speaker replied that, after the decision of the House
already expressed, he should, as regarded all simi
lar remonstrances that might bo presented, direct
the Clerk to make the entry on the Journal that
they were ordered to lie on the table, unless the
House should otherwise order.
Both Houses stand adjourned till Aondiiy
el the Clerk of the House o 4 Represent
ativns, on the contigent fund, shows that
there was expended, from the let of Jan
uary to the Ist of Docember, 1845, the
sum of $145,927, of which Blair & Rives
received for printing $86,000, and for
biliding $4,134. The sum of $2,100 was
paid for newspapers,
Caleb). M'Nulty, late Clerk of the
Douse of Representatives, who is on bail
to answer, before the District Court at
Washington, certain charges for embezzs.
ling public moneys, recently applied to
one of the Ohio judges for a habeas co,pus
with a view to obtain a release from his
obligation to attend for trial. The appli
cation being refused, he started for Wash
ington in company with his bail anal oth•
ers, but after making some ppogress in
his journey, one morning he suddenly dia.
c•'lhe Secretary of the Treasury has issued a
Circular to the 'Commanders of several Revenue
Cutters, authorizing them to cruise on the coast,
and to afford assistance to vessels and crows in dis
tress. A very commendable movement.
('..The Mexican Congress Are said to have be
fore them these propositions front the United
States,—•lst. The Rio del Norto to be the boun
dary. 2d. An indemnity of five millions of dol.
lays. 3d. Upper California to be ceded to the
United States, as far down as the head of the Gulf,
the river Gila, which empties into the Colorado of
the west, to be the boundary,
Arrival of the Cambria.
The steamer Cambria arrived at the
wharf, Boston, at half past 9 o'clock nn
Friday rooming, with fifteen days later
intelligence, having sa led on the 19th
Rufus Prime, Esq., of Ne.w York, is a
passenger in the Cambria, and bearer ut
despatches from the United States Lila •
tom in Paris to the Department of State.
The corn market continues to rise, and
the averages to fall..
The produce markets remain in a tol
erably healthy condition.
. .
American provision . trade does riot
present touch activity.
American wool appears to command
much attention.
Trade in the manufacturing districts is
Steamship Great Britain, from New
York,'(Uct. 28th) arrived at Liverpool
17111 ult.
Steamship Hibernia, front Boston Ist
ult., and St.l-olni's N. F., 9th ult., where
she put in to repais. damages, arrived at
Liver/mid On thelBth.
The 'King of the Belgians .has been
opening the Cliambri:sin a speech which
makes mention treaty
with : United Stales.; but the details of
the treaty have nut appeared. 'flit btatu
of the ''potato `crop, and tha sulfetings
which, it is feared, thellelgians will en
dui e in yonsequence, are to be, provided
for. the King suggests, by eilpinying the
poor on public works.
The accounts troi» Algeria. show that
the French are still busy making the most
ample preparations fur the subjugation of
the inhabitants.
On Thursday week, the Bank. of Eog•
lanai raised the rate of discount to di ..per
cent.; a movement which had,a, tendency
to arrest all further, .speculations in• tail
way stock; and. ow Thursday, last it was
believed that the Bank intended to raise
the discohnt still higher,.but.the. meeting
paSied tll' without any.. intimation of the
kind. 'Pie value of tuithey is higher in
every point of view.
Meetings have been held in Ireland, to
tike into consideration the state of the po
tato crop of the Count! v,. and resolutions
were past and submitted to Sir IL Peel,
asking far the opening of the ports; to
stop the distillatioivof grain, and the.grant
ing of a luan.of h million and a half, to
supply their present necessities.
A rumor from 'Russia, which ii r c ob
tained Idle credit, states. that Ntfholas
intends to abdicate in fivor of his succes•
sor, and that when. he )eft St. Petersburg
for Italy this had been resolved upon.
The new Tariff of the Zulverein hue
been published, but has excited. little at,
tention in England. As regards the Uni.
led States, the increased &Wes will not
affect the importations. The transit du
ties ma Csttust hits, it still est, born
reduced by the Hanoverian States.
FitAxcE.--The resignation of Marshal
Soult has been finally accepted. Gener
al Saint You has been appointed his ink -
cessor in the Ministry of War.
RusstA.—St, Petersburg, Nov, s—The
latest news from the Caucasus is of a
more favorable character than had previ
ously been received. The Emperor is in
Italy, with his wife and daughter, alb du
ring his absenoc nothing of importance
can fie eransacted.
Ifirom auvno.
MORMON A icßains.--The Warsaw Sig
nal of the 19th ult, is devoted to matters
re!ating to the Mormons.
The Crcurostances of a foul murder,
committed abOut ten miles southeast of
Warsaw, on the persOn of a Mormon of
the name of Hurler, are stated..
A stack of straw near the Louse of a
man named Samuel Hancock, was sot on
fire. The inmates of the house, among
whom was the deceased, ran out to extin 7
guish the flames, when they were fired
upon by some person near the stack, and
Durfee was instantly killed.
Maj. Warren is said Co have 'arrested
three persons oh suspicion:
Durfee it is said by the Signal, was not
a prominent Mormon, nor particularly
odious to the antkMormons. The Mot.-
Mons say that there were twelve guns.
fired-another story is, that six were did.
charged, and that two were snapped at
Sol Hancock.
On the night of the 12th, some persons
went to the house of a Merman named
Rice, who was suspected of having mur- .
tiered a! man named Daubenheyer— o f
whi•ch WC gave an account at the time—
took him out and set fire to the premises.
Everything was consumed.
The Mormons have disposed of nearly
all the lands to which they have any title
in the south part of Hancock county.
This is the case in the vicinity of Foun
tain Green. Around La Harpe, but few
sales have been 'nude, and this is the case
in the neighborhood of Nauvoo.
}'LOUR & MEAL—Moderato sales of Flour
for export at $6 per brl., and for city use at $6 123
a 6 25. Rye Flour is now offered et $4 75 per
brl. Corn Meal--Sales of Brandywine at $3 873
and Penn's. at .s3'62} a 3 69 per brl. Exported
this week, 14,324 brls Flour, 715 brls Ryo Flour
and 2053 brls Corn Meal.
GRAIN—No sales of Wheat and prices are
nominal at $1.27 a 1.30 for good and prime red.
Ryc—A ado of Southern at 80 cts. Com—Sales
of new Southern flat yellow at 68 a 70; old Penns.
flat at 75 and Jersey now at 67 etc Exported
the week, 10,356 bushels Corn and 3889 do