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Wednesday, April 8, 1846,
Domocratic Wing Candidate For
Canal Commissioner
Hon. John Blanchard has our thank. for
valuable documents.
John Morrison, Esq., of the Stste Senate will
also accept our thanks for his kind attentions.
TSIAS Ssyrrerts.—Gen's. Houston and Rusk
have arrived at Washington and taken their seats
in the U.S. Senate.
IZ-Hon. Andrew Stewart, will please aecept our
thanks for a copy of his speech on the subject of
"Internal Improvements and the Tariff." We
aball give our readers the Tariff portion of this
speech in our next. The subject Is handled in a
masterly manner, and shows the farmers, who Mr.
Walker and his free-trade echoes have been attempt
ing to humbug, on which side of this great ques
tion it is their in.erest to stand.
cj-The Union star is out in favor of the Hon.
Jae. Pollock, as the Whig candidate for Congress
i n the glorious old Thirteenth Congressional Dis•
trict. The true-hearted Whigs of that redeemed
district could not do better.
The Season--• Spring.
The earth, but Into so cold and dreary, bound in
her snowy robes, has now broken from her thraldom
and in again clothing herself in the pleasant vest
ments of Spring. prightly fall the vivifying sun
hems upon the meadows, fields and wild woods,
sending forth the green swards, buds, leaves and
flowers. The iry fettersare broken, and the streams
leap out like playful childhood. The human heart
beats lightly, and gentle thoughts are awakened by
the balmy breath of Spring, and the notes of the
feathered songaters, humming their lays of love"
from amid the infant leaves.
This is the season when the toil of the husband
man commences. Even now we see the hardy tiller
of the soil, upon the hills and in the valleys around
us, pursuing his path in the newly made furrow.—
May his labors bo repaid abundantly by the fruits
of the earth; and may all the fend and innocent
hopes of those who are rejoicing in the "early
summer" be fully realized.
cry The citizen. of Newry, we learn, are making
strong efforts to have that place eelected as the
County Town of Blair. Newry, we ere informed,
is a smart place.
GiThe "GRAND Tweets or Hexon,"connected
we believe with the Sone of Temperance, 611 a su
perior Degree, wee Instituted in Philadelphia a ehort
time since. Rather a lofty title, this. No matter,
however, what titles they emanate, so long as they
pursue their laudable and tfeaven•inspired object
of reforming the poor inebriate.
azrTwo men named Jacob Root and David
Wentz, were drowned in the Susquehanna, near
Harrisburg on Sunday, the 25th ult, They were
attempting to cross with a flat-boat laden with flour.
but the current proved too strong, and they were
wrecked on ono of the piers of the bridge. The
balance of the crew, 5 in number, were saved.
Licensed Poison! Professional Mur-
der !!---Alias Cure All fil
On Monday morning our good citizens were
treated to petty humbugry in the shape of high
sounding circulars or handbills trumpeting forth the
praises of a certain Dr. G. Benjamin Smith's Sugar
Coated Sweet Pills, which the world is informed
cure all diseases to which flesh is heir to, from the
bite of a mad-dog down to all the et ceteras usually
upon the tongues of Quacks—together with Hume's
Bitter Compound Syrup of Hore-hound, which
seems to differ from Dr. G. Benjamin Smith's im
mortal Elixir only in taste. These affairs aro deci
dedly small—so much so that they do not pay for
advertising, and are, of course, great humbugs.
In the Senate the Oregon debate is still under
way, and may now be fairly denominated the “mon
ster debate." Since our last several speeches have
been made, the most important of which, wo give
to our reader. in to-day's paper, delivered by that
clear-headed and veteran Statesman—tho Hon.
DANIEL WEBSTER. Thin speech breathes
throughout the very spirit of patriotism, and will
empty repay an attentive perusal. We make no
apology for the space n occupies, an we feel assured
that we could giro our readers nothing that would
be more acceptable.
In the House, the Sub-Treasury bill has been
under discus ten, for several days, but no vote hits,
a. yet, been taken upon it.
P. S.—Since the above was in type we learn by
the mail of last evening that the Sub-Treasury bill
bee pruned the House of Representativee by a vet e
of 122 to 66. Mr. Benton made a strong speech
the other day in favor of settling the Oregon quoe
lion on the 49th degree.
CCP A great NAT/ORAL PAIR will be held in
Washington City, in May next, for the exhibition
of specimens of American manufacture. This fair
is got up as an off-set to the exhibition of British
goods by one of her agents, now at Washington.
The object wits starlet , by a prr'ion of the Penn
sylgeni., delegation, whose card we palish in to
day's paper.
(0- At toe late election in Rhode laland, the
Law and Order ticket prevailed by an averaged
wajorily of 200.
Borough Election.
The folliwing is a list of the borough officers
elected on Monday last:
William Dorris, Jr.
Arthur H. Clarke, and
Jse,,b Snydor.
Adam H. Hall,
J. K. Henderson,
William 11. Peighlal,
J. Sewell Stewart,
William Africa,
William A. Saxton,
David Blair.
C. Ashman Millen
Peter Swoope,
John Flenner, and
William H. King.
Alexander Groin.
John Albright.
The above is understood to be an improvement
ticket, and was elected by a triumphant majority.
The Burgess and Assistants and the gentlemen
composing the Town Council, are all intelligent,
energetic, popular and influential young men; and
we may therefore look for an efficient and spirited
administration or our borough affairs, during the
present year. Old men for counsel and young
men for action."
It will be seen, too, that notwithstanding Alex.
Gwin, Esq. turned traitor to hia friends and neigh
bors, and went in for the division of the county,
our citizens, with their usual magnanimity, turned
out on Monday last and triumphantly elected him
to the dignified ! responsible !! and lucrative!!!
office of HOG CONSTABLE, of this borough—
only seven votes being cast against him. Well,
we see there is no such thing as keeping great men
The Market,
There appears to be but little change in the mar
kets. In Philadelphia flour is selling at $4,811- or
dinary brand, and $4,871 for fair. Wheat per
bushel, $l,OB, a sl,lo—Rye, 72 a 75 cts.---Coru
64 a 66 cts.—Oats 41 cents.
In Baltimore—Wheat, prima red is quoted at
$l,lO a $1,12. Family flour, white wheat $l,
10 a $1,20 per bushel.
UVITED STAT. BAWK.--The Philadelphia Pi.
State. Gazette nays :--Wo have it in our power to
state that during yesterday an arrangement was
made by which the claim of the 'United States
against the Bank of the United States was provi•
ded for, and the Bank's assets are now freed from
the lion of the Government, and its affairs can now
be more readily settled. This arrangement is one
that is calculated to be of very great benefit to those
now anxiously awaiting a speedy settlement of the
affairs of this unfortunate institution.
Godey's Ladys' S ook.
The April No. of this periodical is upon our
table. It is published by L. A. Godey—and edi
ted by Mrs. Sarah I. Hale. The contents of the
present number are unusually interesting, and the
embelishments very fine. The first is an original
design by Earley, of Washington's first interview
with Mrs. Curtis, engraved in Ellis' best manner.
The second is an inimitable Fashion Plate, colored
in this country, to suit the pure tastes of our fair
countrywomen. This work is eminently entitled
to tho support of the Ladies, and gentlemen also,
who may desire a neat Literary publication to pre-
sent monthly to their wives, daughters, sisttrs or
sweet-hearts. Those desiring to patronize the work,
will address L. A. Wiley, No. 101 Chestnut St.,
A LUCKY EDITOR. -The happy editor of the
Bingham (Mass.) Patriot, has not only, in spite of
his being an editor, persuaded a pretty girl to take
him for better or worse," which were bliss enough
for one life, but his lady neighbors; in admiration of
the mutual courage of the contracting parties, hare
sent in a few donations toward the house fi lingo of
the adventurous couple. Tho editor announces that
he will keep his office open a few weeks longer,"
to receive farther donations, and acknowledges al
ready the receipt of the following, viz:—A hand
some centre table, a parlor stove ; a set of china
ware; a solar lamp ; a handsome carpet; crockery
ware in abundance; nest of boxes; pails and buck
ets, together with a variety of small articles.
sn". As we are in the same interesting situation,
about to commence house-keeping, we hope our fair
readers will not all come at once with their dona
tions! Don't, Ladies, if you please.
Late from Texas.
The steamer Galveston arrived at New Orleans,
on the 25th ultimo, with Texas dates to the 23d.
Speaking of the "Army of Occupation" from Cor
pus Christi, and the order that no one but those
attached to the service should move with it, the
Civilian says:—We understand that the order for
bidding persons from accompanying the army has
been pretty rigidly enforced, some persons who had
violated it by following its march with whiskey to
sell to the soldiers having been arrested and sent
back in irons, and the barrels containing their liquor
broken open and their contents destroyed.
The news from Austin, the seat of Government,
is to the 11th ult. The proceedings of the Texas
Legislature a.- far are not of general interest. The
Telegraph states that the corn planted this season,
in many of the fields in the vicinity of Richmond
on the Brno., is already several inches high. We
hope that some of our Northern friends, while
breaking roads through the snow drifts, will think
and ponder upon this.
KIDNAPPING. -A respectable colored man, na
med Jerry Phi may, was kidnapped and carried
off from Columbus, Ohio, on Friday night, the
27th ult., by a company of men from Frankfort,
Ky. The case is one of aggravating character, and
has produced considerable sulk:merit at Columbus.
Irottrn [Urbana] Cilizer.
Eanattatraga.--The shock of an Earthquake
was sensibly fell at Maysville, Ky.,shout 12 o'clock
an the night of the 22nd ult.
Pennsylvania Legislature.
Correrpondence of tho Huntingdon
HARRISBURG, April 3, 1846.
.111 y Dear Captain
The Revenue Bill, en
titled "an act to provide for the reduction of the
Public Debt" has been the principal topic of dis
cussion during the past week. The Bill constitutes
the State Treasurer, the Auditor General and the
Secretary of the Commonwealth " Commissioners
of the sinking fund" established by the Act, with
power to apply the funds coming into their tends to
the purchase of the funded debt of the Common-
Wealth. at its market price in trust for the benefit of
the State, and for this purpose it sets apart certain
moneys coming into the Treasury, specifically to the
creation of the sinking fund, together with a three
mill tax ad valorem to be levied, annually, hereaf
ter on the following articles, viz: All chips, brigs,
schooners, and all other sailing vessels; steamboats,
stages, hacks, cabs, and other vehicles used for
transporting passengers for litre; all canal boats,
Locomotive Engines, and Rail Road Cars (except
those which are used exclusively on the Canals and
Rail Roads belonging to the State) owned, u - ed or
possessed within this State ; also on all annuities
except those granted by this Commonwealth, and
on all property, real, personal or mixed, held in trust
or vested fur the use or advantage of any other per
son or corporation, excepting religious or benevo
lent purpose.; and on all goods, chattels, and per
sonal properly of every kind, possessed or had in
charge by any person or corporation res agent, at
torney or factor, to be held, used or disposed of for
the use of any other person or corporation. And
also a specific tax of ten cents per ton at the pit's
mouth on all Anthracite Coal mined within this
A protracted debate was had upon striking out
the tax upon Anthracite Coal; but the motion was
not agreed to. A motion was then made to tax
Bituminous Coal at the rate of 2i mills per bushel ;
which motion was also disagreed to. Mr. Johnston
of Erie, moved to strike out the tax upon ships,
brigs, schooners, and stesmboats, which, after con
siderable debate was also disagreed to. Motions
were made to odd a tax upon Whiskey, Ale and
Beer, and also upon transfers of stocks—upon Lon
Ore, Lumber and other articles, all whirls however
were voted down, and the Section passed almost in
the shape in which it came from the Committee of
Ways and Means, taxing the articles mentioned
ahem It is the 7th Section of the bill and was
carried by a vote of 94 to 37.
The Bth Section which requires every person to
deliver a statement in writing of all his money at
interest, notes, bonds, mortgages, judgments, con
tracts, &e., being under consideration, Mr. For
sythe moved to amend by adding a Proviso, , t that
where any mortgage or judgment is entered against
any property, it shall be the duty of the Assessor to
deduct the same from the assessed value of the es
tate so mortgaged, and the tax shall be levied only
on the balance of said estate;"—which was agreed
to. Subseauently, however, a motion was made to
reconsider the vote, which being agreed to, the
amendment was voted down.
A bill has passed finally in both Houses appro
priating $55,000 toward the expense of repairing
the damage done on the Public Works by the late
freshet. 'Phis is about one half the sum estimated
as accessory by the Canal Commissioners. The
balance which may be necessary will be provided
for in the General appropriation Bill which passed
the House, "before the flood," and is now pending
in the Senate on Second reading, having been the
principal subject of debate in that body during the
past week.
Considerable time was spent in the House in
discussing the new shape which has been given to
that ;gni: finis known as the "individual liabil
ity." Mr. Barrel has been at work, and the whole
Committee on Banks in the bargain during the
whole of last summer, and all his spare time this
Session, in perfecting that beautiful idea, and
whether any one will be mean enough to deny him
the glory he has and apply to him the adage monfes
parluriunl &c. remains to be seen. But at all
events he says he has got thecreature as near per
fection as possible. The democracy accordingly
attached it to the Bill to recharter the Western
Bank of Philadelphia, and passed the Bill. It is
admitted that all former attempts to introduce the
principle (if such a humbug, deserves the name of
principle) have been failures, yet it is now confi
dently asserted that the no plus ultra of perfection
has been attained, and I suppose this rigmarole of
some 6 or 7 sections, is to be the sine qua non in
all future grants of 'Bank Charters by the Democ
racy, If I might be permitted to express my own
opinion in opposition to that of the Honorable
Chairman of the "Ways & Means" I should say
that the whole thing is still a humbug, calculated to
give fraudulently disposed institutions a false credit,
when, in truths and in fact, if the creditors attempt
to put their fingers upon these individual stock
holders, they will find thorn where the Irishman
found the flea,—not there.
A Bill has passed in both houses authorizing the
Harrisburg Bridge Company to borrow money to
enable them to rebuild their Bridge. lam afraid
however they will not soon effect it. The rope has
been obtained for establishing a Ferry at the Sito
of the old Bridge. It is to be put up to-ino.row.
A great number of private Bills were passed to
each House during the week, relating to all sorts of
local matters, which coat the State a vast amount
of money, for the benefit of just about as many
individuals as there are bills. Amongst the num
ber, wan a bill to divorce a young couple who got
married "in fan"!
Hartutsnuito, April 4, 1846.
Dear Sir :—This morning about 9 o'clock
David Hummel, Jr., an esteemed citizen
of our borough committed suicide, by
hanging himself on tile garret of his resi
dence on Second sheet. lie complained
of being unwell at break Fast and did not
rise. After some time his wife west up
to call him again, when his clothes were
found is the chamhei . , but he him4di wad
missing. She became alarmed and called
in one of the neighbors, and they proceed.
ed together to the garret, where he was
found suspended by the neck to a rope
which had been attached to one of the
girders as a swing for the children. Ile
was in a sitting posture, reclining back
wards upon the rope. If he had been
sitting upright the rope would not have
been stretched.
No cause is assigned for the rash act
except that he is supposed to have been
laboring under partial insanity at the time.
lie was well enough last night, however,
and though partial derangement may have
been the immediate cause of the act yet
some causes might perhaps be assigned
beyond, and causative to that state of
mind--domestic troubles perhaps.
The House of Representatives passed
the Revenue Bill to-day. If any person
fails to render a full account of his prop
erty to the Assessor, he is to forfeit one
half the portion unteturned, to the Com
monwealth, and the other to the informer.
It also taxes Anthracite Coal, ships, steam
boats 4.c. anti increases the collateral in
heritance tax from 21 to 5 per cent. and
does many other curious and outrageous
things, or proposes to do them, for the bill
will be tnmahawked terribly in the Senate.
Mr. Magehan says the bill was petty
larceny at first, but is now highway rub
Fours &c,
Tho Tariff of 1842.
We find the following in the National Intclli•
House of Representatives,
March 24, 1846.
With a view to furnish correct information in
regard to the character, prices and extent of Amer
ran Manufactures, ns well as to correct misrepre
sentations on that subject, the undersigned respect
fully invite the Artisans, Mechanics and Manufac
turers of the United States to send specimens of
their various productions, with their prices, to he
compared with the British Manufactures sent front
Manchester, and now being exhibited in the teem
of the Committee on the Post Office nod Post
Roads," to Influence the action of Congress in re
lation to the proposed modification of the Tariff.
And r e w Stewart, John Strohm ,
James Thompson, Mar IL Ewing,
Richard Brodhead, Jacob Erdman,
Alexander Ramsey, Abm.
Moses Ill'Clertn, John Blanchard,
James /flack, James Pollock,
J. S. Yost, C. Darragh,
Jos, Buffington.
The object, says the U. S. Gazette, is eminently
a good one, and we hope there will be a liberal con
tribution. The Locofocos have had, for some time
back, an exhibition of British goods, which they
are doing their best to protect, and it is time that
the manufactures of this county should place in the
hands of the Whig members their substantial evi
dences of the progress of the productive arts in this
country, and to show the legislators for the nation
the objects they ought to protect for the sake of the
country. We have sometimes thought that a good
many of the voters in the Representative Hall of
Congress were hardly aware of the magnitude of
the interest, with the stability of which they are
every now and then foolishly trifling; or conscious
of the merits of protection to American industry.
It seems that if " protection" could only be gath
ered under the wing of Locofocoism, as a Locofoco
measure, it would bo well enough ; but as it unfor
tunately happens, like a good many others of a sim
ilar character, to be the offspring of the Whigs,
why it must of course be opposed and utterly ex
Tho New York Express says—lt has often
been urged by the friends of the Tariff, that the
Manufacturers of England were in the habit of
sending their old stock of goods to this country to
sell, and that the inevitable effect was to injure our
Manufactories. This has often been denied, but a
Into number of the London Globe makes the fol
lowing confession :--
"Foreign exchange, however, is still on the ad
vance, which is owing to the largo a.nounts being
required to be remitted to Europe against the Into
large importations, which were principally on En
glish account, with orders to sell immediately and
to remit, by first opportunity, advances on account.
It :s a very common business with large houses in
England to " ship all their "dead stuff" twice
a year to this country, and let it be sold for what
ever it may bring. Every spring and fall a new
style of domestics is brought to country dealers.—
If they were to reduce the prices and thus get rid
of the stock left on hand at home, it would bo inju
ring their country customers. To avoid such an
injustice, and at the same time to realize on "dead
stock," they recal it to life by shipping it to the
United States and other foreign markets, but prin
cipally to the United States, on account of its meet
ing a sure and speedy cash remitting market."
Hero the Globe admits all that has been charged
respecting the British manufacturers. If they will
chip their goods here to clear off their old stocks
and maintain prices at home, what is to prevent
them under a 20 per cent. Tariff from flooding us
with goods and ruining our Manufactured This
they con afford to do if they can secure our mar
kets after they have killed oil our factories.
"PRETTY' Wonx esu E/011T DOLLARS, Der."
—Congress has been in session nearly four months,
and has actually passed eight public Irwe, the last
of which was approved by the President on the
24th tilt. Two laws in a month—prodigious labor
for eight dollars a day, besideshandsome perquisites
in books, &c., which members vote to themselves
to be paid for by the public. And this is the course
of men who at home arc for , t retrenchment and re
form." Truly, profession and practice arc mightily
at variance. But then, if they have given few laws,
they have furnished many speeches—and words
appear to bo more current with puliticiens thanacts.
Whilst they continue to receive eight dollars por
day, and the treasury remains able to ry them, this
snail-pace legislation may be expected to be con
tinued; but reduce the pay every week one dollar,
after Congress shall have been in session three
months, until the per diem be reduced to two dol
lars, and we shall see greater despatch in business,
and less nonsense uttered on the floor of the House.
—Ballitracre Clipper.
—Gur correspondent in Pensacola, has sent the
following important letter to us, says the N. York
Herald. It contains some intelligence of interest
from the River Plate:
Pensacola, March 20, 1846..
The U. S. Frigate, Raritan, arrived hers on the
19th inst., in forty-three days from Rio, officers and
crew all well. She put in here for water and pro
visions prior to joining the gulf squadron, under
Commodore Connor. She sails in a few days. I
presume you have later news than that brought by
her. The British steamer Cycleps left for England,
to procure more reinforcement to carry en the war
against the Argentines. Franco and England have
discovered that the Argentines are not so easily
whipped as they anticipated. Roses is hard to
beat; some of the true, unadulterated Castilian
blood flows in his veins. God grant he may suc
ceed in annihilating the unholy combination, end
not antler a man to remain to tell the tale. The
brig Porpoia is looked for hourly, from thesquadron
at Vera Uruz—probably she may bring some news.
Wo clip the following from the Bradford Argus,
of the 28th ult., published at Towanda, Pa:—
LORT—Fovn on Firm Nilso' DnowNLD!--
Instead of the Owego Mail to-day, (Friday) the
Post Master of this place received the following
letter, dated
ATHENA PA., 8 o'clock, P. M., March 26.
"There is a rumor in town this evening of the
loss of the Owego Mail, near Johnson's Mille,
one mile this side of Owego, about 3 o'clock, A. M.
this morning, and that four passengers and the dri
ver and team were all drowned! True or false,
you have it as I got it. No Owego mail has been
received here as yet to-day. So says our P.M.
C. F. WELL., Jn.
The Stage driver who left Athens this forenoon,
confirms the above melancholy news.
'lemons Timm MEXlCo.—Rumors of dire report,
says the New Orleans Bulletin, touching the af
fairs of Mexico, and the progress of political and
military intrigue there, thicken on us. La Pattie,
n Spanish paper printed in this city, states that a
letter written from Corpus Christi about the begin
of this month, asserts that Gen. Taylor, in
conformity with instructions, has been testing the
qualities of his men, with a view of procuring them
to march to Matamerns,under pretence of being deser.
tern, and obtaining admission into the Mexican army.
In this manner, says the letter, the American Gov
ernment may introduce thousands of men among
the Mexican troops, and in the process of time,
when Gm Mexican forces ere composed mainly of
soldiers of the United States, the annexation of all
Mexico will be proposed, and in case the people re
sist, the troops with Americansentiments and Mex
ican uniforms, will affect their conquest, and Mexi
co will come to the same end as Texas.
How TIE BnlTran 11.}:wAnns THEIII Fnrafns
—A London paper—the organ of the Anti-Corn
Law League—contains the following paragraph :
"The council of the League some time ago pre
sented to M r. Calhoun and Gen.M'lluille, the Free
Trade leaders in America, splendidly bound copies
of the League as a mark of its esteem and sympa
thy, and of the sense it entertained of their able
and indefatigable advocacy of Free Trade •princi
ples, We are happy to learn that the Council has
ordered similar tokens to be prepared fur presentation
to President Polk. and the Hon. Mr. Walker, the
Secretary of the United States' Treasury."
How our modem democrats must exult at these
demonstrations of British sympathy and approba
tion ! The English Manufacturers who constitute
the League, and who hope soon through the agency
of their Free Trade friends, Calhoun, M'Duffie,
Polk and Walker, to be able to break down Amer
ican industry and convert this country again into
their "best customer," can well afford to bestow
such marks of favor when they are to be so richly
repaid. a The British Party," eh P—York Rep.
Tirrell the Wrlstrderer.
This villain, whom our readers will
recollect, iias recently arrested at New
Orleans, upon the charge of having mur
dered Mrs. Maria Bickford, was tried
last week in Boston, and acquitted. The
reason given for the finding of this strange
and unaccountable verdict, by the jury,
was, that there was no doubt about his
guilt, but that the evidence was not of a
character to justify any other verdict.—
He was immediately arrested upon the
charge of setting fire to the house, but as
his conviction, for that offence will de
pend upon the same evidence as in the
case of murder, a similar result may be
Tirrell was a married man —his wife is
said to be very handsome, and attended
the whole trial, accompanied by her
Oaughter, a child of three years of age.
Since the rendition of the verdict, the
Boston Star has come into the possession
of reliable facts, which go to show, that
Tirrell confessed to his wife, shortly after
the murder, that he had committed it,—
The gallows has therefore, been cheated
out of its victim, through the conscien
tiousness of twelve men, who believed
him to be guilty, yet lacked the manli•
ness to say so.
A Scales Couux.—While a Mr. Estes was
giving his testimony in a case trying at the Justices'
Court, in Van Duren county,Mo., in a trifling suit,
a Mr. Anderson called him a liar. The insult was
resented. Anderson being the stronger man, got
Estes down, and was dealing heavy blows upon
him, when Estes drew a pen knife and stabbed
him some half dozen times and he fell back a life
less corpse. ESiOll was admitted to boil, and it is
rumored that Ile has since disappeared ; some sup
pose for the purpose of evading justice, while
others think that he has been summarily dealt
with by Anderson's friends.
A BAstinox.--Tho Lehigh Bulletin relates that
a Mr. Macungie of that county, on his return irons
a trip to this city, while riding along was accosted
by a white female, and requested to carry her band
box. Ho complied and offered her a seat in his
wagon into the bargain, but she refused. As re
quested, lie carried the box to the next tavern, hand
ed it out, and waited for the lady to come up.--
After his own and the patience of the innkeeper
was exhausted by her delay. the box was opened
and lied in it--not a new cap or bonnet--but a
jet black child, fast asleep! It is perhaps unne
cessary to state that ihe"lady" never canto to hand,
and the infant wax taken to the poor house of Le
high county.
I— E — N WA G R L I A I N; D.
The ship Yorkshire, at New York, brings one
dap later intelligence from Liverpool, whence eke
sailed on the sth ult. The correspondence between"6...l
Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Packenham, which it will
be remembered had reached England only three
dais before the coiling of the last steamship for the
United States, was still the subject of itseuseiore
among the journals, and had produced a great of
fervescence. The Switzerland hod arrived out with
the Oregon notice resolutions, that had passed the
House of Representatives. They increased the
war feeling in London. The English and French
funds were depressed in consequence of the flues.
The relations between England and the U. Steles 'e
had increased the bulk of the despatches for the
Governor-General Of Canada, and also . for the Gov
ernors of the other N. American provinces, which
were sent off on the 3rd ult., from the Colonial
office. The cotton market had slightly improved.
Mr. bt'Lsne, the American Minister, had been pre
vented from dining at Sir Robert Peel's, in conse
quence of continued indisposition.
The news is very important. A. an evidence of
the the warlike feeling predominating on the other
side of the water, we give the following extract of
an article in the London Times of March 4th.—
We italicise the most important part of the extract: la
" The news from America, published this morn
ing, took the city completely by surprise, and pro
duced a fall of almost 1 per cent. in Console, from
which they had bet nightly recovered at all in the
course of the day. The closing price of yesterday
for the Account was 9l', to 95, and the concluding
price of to-day 96i to I, but they were done at 961.
With the exception of this very marked effect, it
has been unusually difficult to collect in detail any
opinions respecting this news. People here are
mostly disposed to regard the whole as a confine
tion of that tone of bravado which the House of
Representatives, under the auspices of the Presi- 4
dent, Mr. Polk, has hitherto maintained; end to
hope, therefore, that the same feeling will not be
I exhibited in the Senate. But the most anxious
question discussed here to-day has turned upon
what course is likely to be taken by the govern
ment, should the notice to abandon the Oregon ter
ritory be actually given—that is, whether such no
tice would be followed by en immediate hostile
manifestation, or whether that would lie reserved
till the twelve months lied expired. From obser
vations that hare dropped from Sir Robert Peel,
it is erroneously inferred that, in however cour
teous a manner this notice might be conveyed, it
would be immediately resented and therefore
the feeling which the news has produced runs, on
the whole,a very uneasy one.
The Astor Nouse in Now York
on Piro.
About 7 o'clock on Tuesday evening, the Astor
House, in Broadway, New York, was discovered
to be on fire. The Tribune says : The fire broke
out simultaneously in several parts of the house,
and was, unquestionably, the work of an incen
diary—and one of the boldest and most reckless,
who over plotted against life and property. A cham
bermaid going into room No. 203, in the upper
story, at half-past 6 o'elock, discovered a fire be
tween the mattresses of the bed, which had just
begun to kindle, and which was extinguished with
out difficulty. At the same moment, however, the
alarm of fire was given in three or four other parts
of the house, and in an instant the vast human
hive was a acene of indescribable confusion.— f
Ladies rushed from their rooms screaming and sob
bing piteously—servants bullied up the broad,
stairs as if the whole tier of bells bad been violently
rung at once—huge trunks and carpet-bage with
single gentlemen half visible beneath, darted swiftly
through the gloomy corridors, and the admirable
order and harmony usually prevailmg throughout
the establishment. became a completely inverted
chord producing the direst and most appalling dis
cord. The engines were noon on, the spot, and a
large crowd gathered around in Broadway, the
Park, Barclay, and Vesey sts. There was no name
but a dense black smoke issued from all parts of
the roof. The wind was high, and had the flame.,
burst out, and the fire got fairly under way, nothing
could have saved the Astor and the American House.
As it was, the fire was speedily extinguished. The
water did considerable damage. About half the
roof fronting on Broadway, will have to be renewed,
and several of the rooms on the upper tier were
more or less injured—with their contents—by fire
or water. The damage is estimated by the pro
prietors, at between $B,OOO and slo,ooo—insured.
Red 'Vim,- at Hager:llmm, 111d.—Wo learn
from the Hagerstown News that the Rev. Mr. Lea.
hey, who stated that he was formerly a monk of
La Trappe, delivered a lecture against Catholicism,
in that town on Friday night week, to gentlemen
only. After he got into that portion of his lecture
which was " not fit for cars polite," a quantity of
assafectida and red pepper was thrown into the
stone, compelling the whole mass to rush into the
open air for breath. when the lecturer wan arrested
under a writ for grossly immoral conduct, but left
the town without an examination before the time
appointed fur a hearing next morning.
Murder.—Finley W. Hamilton, an old resident
of Green Bay, Wisconsin, was killed in that tows
on the night of the 9th ult., by four men, who had
a grudge against him of a year's standing. He
wan attacked in the street, knocked down with an
axe and Mobbed three or four times. Two of the
murderers have been arrested, and are in confine
ment at Green Bay. The Milwaukio Sentinel states
that thu deputy sheriff of Brown county arrived at
Milwaukie, on the 16th ult., having tracked ano
thee, who in a Dane, to within seven miles of that
Allll.—A desperate and well executed effort was
made on Tuesday of last week, by a pauper at the
county Poor House, at Carlisle, by the name of
Ramsey, to take the life of tho Steward. Hie con
duct becoming insufferable, the Steward ordered
him to the cells, which he refused ; by exertion,
however, he was confined. The door not being
locked immediately, he rushed against it, succeeded
in gaining his liberty, and struck at the Steward
wills a kn ifs, who received five or six severe eta be
in different parts of his body. Ramsey was secured
and sent to prison.
NEwsrAPEn SuseaNs ION .—:The Washington
Times, which made the libellous charges against
several United States Senators, announces its own
c*. The canal is now open from Hollidaysburg
to Columbia. •