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11 UNT ING DON:
Wednesday, Silly 1, 1816.
Whig Candidate for Canal Commiasioner,
JAMES M: POWER,
OF MERCER COUNTY
Fourth of Sully.
Standing Stone DiVision of the Sons of Tem
perance, will celebrate the Coming Anniversary of
our National Independence, by a public dinner, to
be served up in the Greve, near the 4 C,ottage. The
Presentation of the banner, by the Ladies to this
Division, we are requested by the Coalmine of
Arrangement to say, will take place at the Methodist
Epissopal Church, at 101 o'clock, A. M. See an.
raugements published ill another coliimn.
(1 Up to Thursday evening last, the subscrip
tions to the Stock or the Central Railroad in
adelphia amounted to $750,000.
Our capitalists should not forget that the honks
will be opened in this place on the 7th inst., at
Adam Hall's Hole!.
The County Cornaussioners have appointed Mr;
B. N. Met.:onsticx., of Hollidaysburg, to the Office
of Ti ensurer of Blair county.
The Governor has appointed Mr. Jonx b 7. Gi
113 N T, of Allegheny township, to fill thti Office of
Register and Recorder of Blair county.
fC'The ~ Butler County Whig," is the title
of a now Whig paper started in Huller, Pa. by
Ww. Iltsumr, Esq. 'rhe editor has our best
Ai-Tomer GENEnAt..—Governor Shunk has
appointed John M. Read, Esq., Attorney General
for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to pia. c
of the Hon. John K. Kane, appointed Judge of the
U. S. District Court.
'fita Non-rit AstsnrcAx.—Alexander Cum
mings, Esq., has retired from the North American
and Geoige R. Graham, Esq , is now the sole pub
lisher. Mrl Graham has assohiated With Mut, the
Hon. Robert T. Conrad, as editor. The paper will,
no doubt, be ably conducted under the new man
.g SOLDIERS RETURNING room TITE WAR."
A number of soldiers, direct from the Rio Grande,
pawed this place in the Canal Packet on Sunday
evening lest. We understand they were Regulars,
whose term of service had expired.
Capt. Page of Gelaware, and Lieut. Meelay, of
Mifflin county, Pa. it is said, are also on their way
home. These two gallant officers our readers will
recollect, were severely wounded ifs the battle of
the 9th of May.
TIM AUGUST IN•rbnes•r.—The State Treasurer i
expresses confidence in the ability of the State to
meet the August payment of interest on the pub
lic debt. This is good news. The people are
paying up their taxes with a promptitude that is
PHILADELPHIA. COLLECTOR.—Henry Horn,Esq.,
was rejected a second tithe as Collector of the Port
of Philadelphia by a vote of 29 to 20. The Phil
adelphia papers state that Colonel JAMES Pisa of
that city has been nominated.
Il r owned.
(hi Monday last a lad (name unknown) ac
cidentally t II irom a freight boat into the
canal about f , ttr miles above this place, and
was drowned. The body has been recovered.
The lad's parents, we are informed, reside
in Newport, Perry county.
c ry The old Harrisburg Bridge Company have
determined to rebuild the portion of their bridge
curried away by the Spring Freshet. The rope
ferry upon the site of this bride is now in success
A " Scott and Irvin Whig," has furnished us
with a few suggestions, in a communication given
in another column, on the subject of the next Con
gressional nomination for this district. The writer
is an active, intelligent and zealous Whig, and as
such, has a right to express his views through the
medium of our paper. It will be seen that ho re
commends to the Whigs of this district the nomi
nation of A. Curtin, Esq., of Centre county, who
we believe is justly deserving of all our friend says in
his behalf. Yet, in publishing this communication ,
we do Trot wish to be considered as at all committed
in favor of the views it contain.; it being our set
tled determination to tribe no part. or in any way
interfere, in the nominations to be made; but shall
hold ourself in readiness to give a hearty and cordial
support to whoever may be fairly and honestly se
lected by our friends to carry out Whig principles.
We would also here remark, that as the time for
making County nominations is fast approaching,
any of our friends can have the use of our columns
to bring the names of their favorites before the peo
ple, in communication. couched in proper limguage.
The election this fall, as we have before remarked,
will he an important one, as it will in some measure
determine the political complexion of ttOld Hunting.
don"—to get the ascendaney in which, the enemies
of Whig principles have been moat industriously
laboring. The division of our county was consum
mated with that view, and it will be the fault of the
Whigs themselves, if they ever realize this fondly
cherished hope. We say, then, to the Whig party
of the county—nominate your best and moat avail.
e',le men. Encourage union and concert of action.
Let not the selfish disappointment of any produce
()intentions in your ranks. Keep the all important
n.atter—the success of Whig principles and the
consecinent uprooting of the baneful doctrir.es of
Locofocoiam, constantly in view—and when the
el, inn dar arrives, see that every Whig vote is
polled, and oar word for it the reward of your efforts
will be at least 700 Whigmajority in what remains
of gall ant old" Mother Huntingthm,"
Off the Track Again,
A writer in a late number of the Pa. Telegraph,
on the subject of the next nomination for Gover•
nor, has been scarcely more fortunate in his allege.
tions, than the one to which we come time since
alluded. The fotmer put down the action of a few
individuals at a township meeting as the voice of
the entire Whig party of the Old Guard," and
the mistake made by the latter will be seen by the
following Thom the Union 'far:
THE NEXT Govenxon.—A correspondent of
the Penn'a Telegraph having stated that the ' , Union
Star" was out favorable to the nomination of JAMES
Commit, as the Whig Candidate for Governor in
1817, we deem it proper to correct the mistake he
has fallen into. We spoke highly of the abilities
of Mr. Cooper and expressed the high opinion .we
entertained for him as one of the first Whigs in j
the State, but did not express a preference for him
as our candidate for Governor. We tvould cordially
support lames Cooper,or any other of the prominent
men who have been brought forward for theoffice, ,
should he receive the nomination of the Whig par- I
ty but our decided preference is for Gen. JAMES
IRVIN, of Centre county. In our opinion Gen.
Irvin is the strongest man in Pennsylvania ; a man
every way qualified to fill the Chair of State with
honor to himself and for the best interests of this
great Commonwealth. Gen. Irvin by his great
popularity regenerated the 17th Congresstonal Din
trict, which some years back gave as high as 1700
Locofoco majority, and he is now deservedly called
the popular Congressman. Ilia course at the last
Governors contest in supporting actively and with
'all his influence the gallant Markle, has also drawn
laround him a host of friends. We therefore' believe
, Gen. Irvin to be the strongest man, and we go heart
natal hand for his nomination."
We regret the spirit evinced by the writer of the
communication in the Telegraph above alluded to.
While his enconiums upon the ability and adult
i table qbalities of the Hon. James Cooper are all
just and proper, his insinuations and assertions in
regard to Gen. Irvin are just the reverse. We are
at a loss to know what these imprudent friends of
Mr. Cooper expect to gain by their attempts to dis
parage and underrate the qualifications of Gen.
Irvin. They must, we think, be laboring under
some delusion in regard to the character and spirit
of the General's friends. The Lancaster Tribune a
spiritedly conducted Whig paper, has the following
in regard to this communication, which expresses
' our own views on the subject precisely :
f. We heartily agree , with the writer In all be
says in praise of Mr. Cooper; but object to Ids ap
parent illiberality towards Gen. Invite. We should
like to see a spirit of conciliation and compromise
on the part of the friends of both candidates, in
order that when a nomination is made ALL may be
found perfectly willing to contend for the success
of our party organization. While Mr. Cooper hes
talent, eloquence, popularity, and all tire quaiities
necessary to commend him to the favorable consid
tuition of the Whigs, Gert. Irvin has properties of
mind and heart which at once declare him to be
no ordinary men, and which could not fail to at
tract to him a host of enthusiastic supporters. Either
one has merit and popularity sufficient to secure
his election. Our feeble support stands pledged to
the party nominee, whether he be Cooper, Irvin,
or any other distinguished gentleman is the Whig
Scott and the People
The vile slanders which some of the Locofoco
papers have been attempting to heap upon the
Patriot Scott, and the attempt recently made by
the Administration to discredit this tried veteran
before the country, is beginning to mouse the in
dignation of the People. A large and enthusiastic
meeting of the friends of Scott was held in Gettys
burg last week. The Hon. JAM 05 Comma addressed
the meeting. and a series of strong resolutions were
adopted, defending Gen. Score from the attack
made upon him by the National Administration
and its party friends, in reference to the late corres
pondence that passed between him and the Secre
tary of War.
We observe that a meeting, fur the same mu
' pose was called in Lancaster, for Saturday evening
last, We hope to see meetings held in every coun
ty in the State for the same porposo. The people
should teach these vile political tricksters that they
will not cutter the fair fame of the hero of Niagara
to be attacked with impunity.
James Mac Henry Boyd, Esq., of Maryland,
has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate no Secretary
of Legation of the U. States at the Court of St.
Jame., vice Gansevoort Melville, deceased.
Hurra I for the Harrisburg Editors.
Among those who have enrolled themselves
among the members of the "Dauphin Guards," as
4.Boldiers for the War," we notice the names of
five editors or proprietors of papers in Harrisburg.
C. McCurdy, Esq., of the Intelligencer ; U. J.
Jones, Esq., of the Reformer; Theo. Fenn, Esq.,
of the Telegraph; J. J. C. ( amine, Esq., of the
Argus, and I. R. Diller, Esq., of the Reporter.
Where is Lescure
0j All the seven Ministers, now abroad, repre
senting this government, are from the Southern
States. In England, Mr. McLane of Maryland;
in France, Mr. King of Alabama ; in Prussia, Mr.
Donelson of Tennessee; in Spain, Mr Sounders of
N. Carolina; in Turkey, Mr. Carr of Maryland;
in Mexico, Mr. Slidell of Louisiana; in Brazill, Mr.
Wise of Virginia.
crj It is said that the new appointment of Major
General is to be confered on Gen. Taylor, and those
of the two Brigadiers on Cut. W. 0. Butler of Ken
rocky, and Senator Barrow, of Louisiana. The lat
ter was recommended by nearly the whole Senate.
Sr LT. Mons KEYSTONE BOYS.—Lieuts. Hays and
Woods, who were so highly spoken of in the offi
cial reports, are Pennsylvanians. The former is a
son of Gen. Hays, U.S. Marshal for the Western
DISTIIISBINO ACCIDENT AT RoentsTen. NEW
Y011K.....CH00L-110ESE BLOWN DOWN AND SCUOL-
A. buvniin.--On Friday last, a severe storm of
thunder and lightning occurred at Rochester, Now
Volk, during which the West end of one of the
district school houses, occupied by the female de
partment, and containing nearly one hundred schol
ars, well blown down. About fifteen of the chil
dren were injured by the falling of bricks--some
five or six of them pretty severely—and one was
Seine of them were token from under the pile of
bricke, buried nearly two feet, more than half an
hour after the wall fell in !
From the Army
WASRINUTON, June 22,1846.
The Southern mail has arrived with New Or
leans papers of the 15th inst. In the Tropic of
that date we find the following
A letter was received in town yesterday, which
stated that Gen. Arista had cent proposals to Gen.
Taylor for an armistice, and that he had established
his head quarters at Monterey, with 15,000 men.—
Taylor is said to have sent back an answer that he
would meet Gen. Arista at Monterey,
We have no doubt of the truth of this rumor.—
, Thu steamship New York was expected at New
Orleans with Galveston papers to the 11th. News
was anxiously expected front Col. Wilson's expe
dition to Rionosa, as it is stated that Canales and
all his forces, consisting of from 1200 to 1400 cay.-
' alry, are concentrating there, and will no doubt
show fight. Colonel Wilson's command amounts
I to 800.
LATEST FROM THE ARMY OF OCCUPA.
Letters from Camp, dated June 6th, represent
tho weather intensely hot, and causes some eviden
ces of sickness. 'rite diarrhoea being theprevailir•.g
disease. Green corn has i been prohibited in the
army. It is stated that Col. Wilson's command
will pass thirty miles above Reonoso to Catnargo
and take possession of that point. It is supposed
it will be done with little or no opposition.
An opinion prevails that the rosin body of the
army will move towards Monterey, where it is rep
resented that the enemy's forces are concentrating.
Monterey is 00 leagues from :llatamoras and 80
from the Rio Grande. A daily mail arrives at
Matamoros, and the Postmaster demands ten cents
for a letter. This is extending our laws over Mex
In the House of Rept esentativcs, on Wednes
day, on motion of Mr. M'Ksy, it was resolved by a
vote of 101 to 69, to terminate the debate on the
bill to reduce the Tariff at 2 o'clock on Thursday
the 2d of July.
On Thursday the bill authorizing the President
to appoint not less than six, and perhaps eight or
ten Brigadier Generals, according to the number of
regiments of volunteers the President may think
proper to call out, passed the Senate.
BRIDGES—Accin.T.—We extract the follow- I
tog paragraphs from the Harrisburg Union
On Friday last, during a thunder shower, a cud•
den wind squall from the south, blew down the
whole of the fourth span of the new railroad bridge
at this place, which was in process of erection at
the time; and started the second and third spans
from two to four feet from their proper places on
the piers. The this d span is so much injured by
the winding and twisting of the timbers, that it is ,
feared it will have to be taken down. This is the
third accident which has befallen this bridge during ,
the present season. The great ice freshet in the
spring took away the four spans which had been
erected last fall. The freshet in May carried two
arks against the false works of one of the spans
which was then building, and swept it away. And
now it is probable that two entire spans will be do
etroyed by the gale of Friday.
The Canal Commissioners have resolved to re
build the Clurk's Ferry Bridge. A large portion of
the timber has been contracted for, and the work
will be prosecuted to completion as speedily as pos.
alble under the present indefatigable Supervisor,
Samuel Holman, Esq., of Harrisburg.
Thanks to Gen. Taylor and the Army.
The thanks of Congress have not as yet been
presented to Gen. Taylor and his bravo army—the
two houses of Congress disagreeing as to the form.
The Committee on Military Affairs in the Senate
have agreed to a form of Resolution which will re-
ceive the sanction of the two Houses. The Roes.
lotions are condensed from those previously before
the two Houses. They propose.
lot. That the thanks of Congress be presented
to General Zachary Taylor, and to the officers and
men under his command, for their signal gallantry,
humanity, and good conduct, in sustaining the honor
of the arms of their country in achieving the late
victories on the frontier of the State of Texas.
2d. That the President of the United States be
authorized and requested to have a medal of gold
procured, with appropriate devices and inscriptions
thereon, and presented to General Taylor in the
name of the republic, as a tribute due to his good
conduct, valor, and generosity to the vanquished.
3d. That Congress sincerely condoles with the
relatives and friends of the officers and soldiers of
the army of the United States, who have so bravely
fallen in the service of their country on the Rio
4th. That the President of the United State. be
requested to communicate to (;en. Taylor, and
through him to the officers and men under his corn-
mend, the thanks of Congress contained in the
foregoing resolutions, and the high sense of grati-
tude entertained fur victories so splendid in contest.
A Cate ore rue Orm lhoett.—The Harrisburg
Telegraph says :--Capt. Cyrus P. Markle, son of
the old veteran soldier, Gen. Joseph Markle, of
Westmoreland county, was unanimously elected
Major of the Westmoreland Legion, on the oth in
stant. Capt. Markle is a chip off the old block,
and as fine a fellow us ever wore a feather ore sword.
It would be well for the country if these were more
("The York Adyooate say. that the following
Toast was drank in that place on Thursday evening,
by a prtomrwENT LEADER of the Locofoco party.—
ft needs no comment
" Here's to Gen. TAvcon--May he live to see
many happy days, and after his death may he be im
mortaliz.,l : and as to Gen. SCOTT, may he sink
into oblivion, and be forever" !
00. The llarrisbuig Telegraph, alluding to the
timers of the Locofoco Press in rep.] to SCOTT'S
fondness for coup," suggests that it will only re
quire tho addition of tho camp soup-kettle to the
log-cabin, hard cider, and coon skins, to insure the
election of Gen. SCOTT by a larger majority than
Old Tip" in 1840.
Pennsylvania Railroad ,
The books for subscriptions to this'great and im.
portant enterprize, were opened in Philadelphia and
other places, on Monday the 22d inst. In speaking
of the feeling and action of the citizen. of Philadel
phia, in regard to this work, the Pa. Inquirer says
" We notice with pleasure the animated, nay the
enthusiastic feeling which prevails in this city in re
lation to the Pennsylvania Railroad. Our citizens
appear to be fully olive to the importan co of the
great enterprise. They see that the noble prize for
which they have been contending for so many
years—the trade of the teeming and fertile valleys
of the West, is now within our reach. An effort
worthy of the crisis and the cause, and all will be
well. * • • • There now can scarcely be a
doubt as to the complete and triumphant success of
the road. The beginning has been so favorable
that the happiest results must follow. Philadelphia
spirit, feeling and liberality have been appealed to,
and not in vain. Our city is one of the richest in
the Union, and all who have examined this subject
with sufficient care, cannot but feel convinced that
the completion of this road will give an impulse
without precedent in our history. Unless all signs
fail, the road will not only prove of vast importance
to the city and state, but it will pay handsome divi
dends upon the capitol invested, and will form the
great road between the East end the West; and
thousands of travellers will peas along the route
who now seek other channels. Every Philadelphian,
every Pennsylvanian, should feel a lively interest in
an enterprise so magnificent, and so well calculated
to appeal to his pride and patriotism. We should
prove to our neighbors that we are not only aware
of our position and resources, but that we are de
termined to make the most of our advantages.
With our iron, our coal, our central position, our
beautiful city and flourishing state, this continuous
railroad, this link of Union between the east and
' west, will form a consummation in our commercial
history and character, well calculated to elevate us,
not only in our own self respect, but in the esteem
' and admiration of our bretheen throughout the
Expenses of the War.
On Wednesday last the military bill being un
der consideration in the Senate, Mr. Webster
reiterated his former statement that since the com
mencement of the war, the expenses of the govern
ment had been HALF A MILLION OF DOL
LARS PER DAY, and that during the last FORTY
DAYS an expense of FORTY MILLIONS of dol
lars had been incurred ! To raise the sumo requi
she to supply the consequent deficiency in the
Treasury, the President relied upon tho reduction
of the Tart" the establishment of a warehousing
system, a duty upon tea and coffee, and a retitle-
Con of the price of the public lands, with treasury
notes or loans.
die then argued that no reliance should be placed
upon any of these measures as a source of increased
revenue unless it be the duty on tea and coffee.—
The only way In which the credit of the govern
ment could be sustained, was in the immediate is•
rue of treasury notes, as every day's delay under
present circumstances could not but Injure the
credit of the government.
Herald and Ledger Toryism Re-
In another column will be found an article from
the New York Mirror, the leading literary paper in
this country, severely rebuking the Tory spirit of
the New York Herald and Philadelphia Ledger;
and below we give one from the New York Sun, an
independent American paper, conducted with great
talent and enterprise, and having immertetly the
largest circulation in this country end in the world
—its daily circulation being FORTY.SIX THOU
SAND, besides its vast weekly edition. This pa.
per very significantly foretells to the Tory Organs
the consequences that are certain to follow the
awakening of the American spirit that they have
aroused, in the defence of one of its bravest and
Peculiarities of Great Men.
General Washington was ridiculed by the tories
of the revolution because he breakfasted on ash
cake. General Jackson's pipe and hickory stick
became popular emblems. General Harrison was
made popular by an aecmpt to cast odium upon
his old age, and " Granny Harrison" became the
watchword of his friends. So with General Scott.
His recent letter to the Secretary of War commen
cing Your favor of this date was received at six
o'clock, just as I sat down to a hasty plate of soup"
—promises to render him more and more popular
with the people. Small wits hoped it would make
him odious, but there is nothing mere easily put
down, among reflecting people, than ridicule. The
terra " Yankee," fur instance, was applied to our
patriot fathers in the revolutionary war by the Brit
ish and Indians; and keying thrashed the enemy.
Americans gloried in a name whirls struck terror to
the foe. G.. Scutt has been dubbed Marshal Tu
reen, because of his fondness for soup. But who
does not relish a good plate of soup? Is there any
thing dishonorable in it 7 If the General is a plain
man and fond of soup, ho is not afraid to own it.—
Marshal Tureen, or any other slang phrase cannot
detract from him his glorious achievements on the
battle field. The tureen and the ladle are as good
emblems, every way, for the hero of Chippewa, as
hickory poles, ash pules, cider barrels, log cabins or
coon skins wore for the hero of New Orleans, the
sage of Ashland ur the hero of North Bend.
FAT PIQKINGS.—The Washington corres
pondent of the Baltimore Patriot says that Messrs.
RITCHIE & Hnsoo, the Printers of the House of
Representatives, receive Ninety-five Thousand Dol
lars for printing a single Document—the Annual
Report of the Commissioner of Patents, which is
largely composed of unacknowledged plagiarisms
from the Agricultural publications. Tho profit on
this job is set down at Forty five Thousand Dol
lars! No wonder the official Union, published by
thoso Printers, wishes Congress to sit until the let
of September. Such public plunder in the shape
of Printing is outrageous ; but the Administration
majority have obstinately rejected every Whig pro
position to givo the work to the lowest bidder.—Pa.
or? A Loco-foco paper suggests that Bill Allen
should be sent as a minister to England. Wedo
not ruppose that such a bad Bill would pass the
a enste.--Louisvilte Journal,
Gen. Winfield Scott.
We have read with great care the correspondence
between Gon. Scott and the War Department; and
are as perfectly satisfied that the General is not ca
pacitated for the bush fighting at Washington, as
the Poet is, that he is unfit fat It in Mexico. Geh.
Scott was placed in a peculiarly delicate position.—
Aware that Taylor was equal to any emergency, he
felt unwilling to supercede hint in any manner
which could possibly be misconstrued, There was
but one way in which he could act, viz by assu
ming the command of a large invading army, such
a force as should only be headed by a Commander
in-Chief. Upon the Preaident's verbally informing
him that ho was intended to such command, he
immediately set about making preparations for the
assemblage of hie troops, the commissariat, the
means of transport, information of the nature of
the country, in a word, all the necessary concomi
tants of a campaign long and arduous. In the mean
time partizan representatives in the House uttered
.complaints and insinuations against him, which he
naturally supposed to be either the echoes of the
White House, or of the War Department. Why
should he not? Is it not a fact, notorious as dis
, graceful, that King Caucus is as arbitrary as death,
and as general as the grave? Does any member
of either party venture to attack such high game as
General Scott, without sanction, or at least permis
sion? Never. Scott finding that the administra
tion, not flagitiously mean enough to give the com
mand to another, was yet anxious to molest him,
boldly tells it so, and suggests that if he is to be
attacked in the rear, he con do the country but lit
tle service in front; that his usefulness will be im-
paired, if not destroyed ; that an offensive campaign
against his country's foes will require all his atten
tion, and will leave no time for defence against do
Scott has read a great deal of military history ;
he wants no Aulic council to paralyze his powers;
to blunder, and to make him bear the odium of the
misfortunes those blunders occasion. Who is Mr.
Polk, that he is not to be approached I that he is to
hear no strains, save the dulcet flatteries of the
Union, and the softly responsive echoes of its affil
iated prints? Is he some GOD? Is ho Caine
MONARCH, cradled in the purple—the descend
ent of mighty ancestors, whose great deeds even
upon degenerate offspring, like moonlight on a ruin,
gild decay? No, he is a third-rate lawyer, and a
first-rate politician, who holds his office by the in
trigues of certain wire-pullers, sent by the people
to Baltimore to nominate another man. Does the
Presider.t of the Democracy claim immunity from
censure? WINFIELD SCOTT, baptised with
fire upon fields of glory which this generation can
not forget, must not be allowed to say, Mr. Presi
dent, with the highest respect for you, keep your
Let me perish if I may,
But let me perish in the light of day."
We have hitherto once or twice ventured to sug
gest that there have been greater men than the
President, or any of his Cabinet, but we retract.—
Hurrah for King James the Ist !—N. Y. Mirror.
Clear the Track for Scott and
The Locofocos have placed themselves in a beau
tiful dilemma in their efforts to secure the Presiden
tial succession, They have been trying their beat
to " head ofr Gen. Scott, by awarding all the
honors' to General Taylor. But alas for their
plans, it turns oat that the latter is also a true Whig,
and a staunch supporter and ardent admirer of HEN
RY (he., To make the matter worse, meetings
have been held in various parts of the Union, fa
vorable to the nomination of old " Rough and
Ready." Now what would they say if we were to
I place both these gallant soldiers on the course next
campaign, and open the ball with a shout and a
"Get out or the way, each taco railer—
Clear the track for SCOTT & TAYLOR!"
They would make a good team, and their nomina
tion together, is at least within the bounds of prob
ability. Yet either will do. We advise the Locos
to stop railing at " Old Chip," for even if they
escape Scott-free, they may nevertheless be Taylor
ea out of every State in the Union by the Hero of
Palo Alto, and Resaca de la Palum.—Rcading Jour.
Gen. Scott in the Hour of Trial !
At the battle of Queenstown Heights, where Gen.
Score's little band of Ametican troops had with
stood a terrible fire from an overwhelming force un
til the dead and wounded were around them, and
death or surrender seemed the inevitable fate of ev
ery man, SCO rr mounted a log in the midst of
the fire and appealed to his comrades, to stand by
their country even though every man were to full
in its defence. Ho said :
* * " The enemy's balls begin to thin our
ranks. His numbers are overwhelming. In a mo
ment the shock will come, and there is no retreat.
We are in the beginning of a national war Hull's
surrender is to be REDEEMED. LET us die—
ARMS IN HAND. OUR COUNTRY DE
MANDS THE SACRIFICE. The example will
not be lost. The blood of the slain wilt make he
roes of the living. Those who follow will avenge
OUR FALL and their country'. wrongs. Who
dare lo stand !"
They did stand. and ~ Queenstown Heights" is
associated with the honor and glory of the American
arms. Yet this is the man that the Tory Ledger
says should be " SHOT,. and his office given
to some public pauper whose only meritsare those
of a pothouaa brawler 'What say the people to it ?
j A Whig Convention assembled at Peoria
Illinois, on the Bth ult., and nominated Thomas
M. Kilpati ick, of Scott county, for Governor, and
N. G. Wilcox, of Schuyler county, for Lieutenant
AMANICAN Bernix.—The President called for
fifty thousand volunteer. for the Mexican war.—
According to a calculation just made, .evenly
thousand have offered their earvicee .
semen Loss.—Another span of the New
Rail Road Bridge at Harrieburgh wee blown down
on the 19th inst. It seems that this Bridge ie
doomed to destruction, by fire, wind and water.
For the " Huntingdon Journal."
Ma. CLARK :—The time is drawing nigh wlt
It will be necessary for the Whigs to select the
candidate for Congress. I trust, therefore, that
shall not be deemed too obtrusive in submittin
fear , remarks to the numerous readers of your val
As the candidate elected this fall will be in Was
ington at the commencement of the Preeidentia
campaign in '4B, when great physical, as well a
mental, labor must necessarily be performed, I there
fore presume that our present worthy and honest
representative will not desire a nomination, inasmuch
as his present feeble health seems likely, I regret to
state, to be of a permanent character, which would
render hint incapable of performing that amount of
labor which will be expected of the representative
from this district, in assisting to arrange the prelim.
ivories of a contest, which I trust will terminate in
placing Gen. Scorn in the Presidential chair.
The Loenfocos will hominate either Alex. Gain
or Gen. A. P. Wilson—the former an unscrupulous
and reckless demagogue and the latter a—gentle
man. Both are tnen let the prime of life, and in
sportsman's language—. in line plight and full
vigor," either of whom, if placed upon the course,
will stand much chance of wining unless the Whigs
select a competitor of equal vigor. lam fully sat
isfied, from conclusions based upon careful inquiry
and personal observation, that there is no man in
this Congressional district, save Gen. Irvin, whose
nomination would be hailed with more delight than
that of ANDREW CURTIN of Centre county,
Mr. Curtin is an ardent Whig and an honest man—
one whose eloquence and powerful reasoning en
the stump in the campaign of '44, won far him the
hearty plaudits of all, and contributed greatly to our
success in this section of country. Inasmuch OS
the contest will, in all probability, be a fierce one,
everything seems to indicate him as the man best
calculated to ensure a brilliant victory ; and should
he be nominated, I am firmly convinced, "by the
signs of the times," that, so for as old Mother
Huntingdon and her ardent daughter Blair are con
cerned, they will pour into the enemy such a galling
fare, which, if followed up by the gallant Whigs of
Centre, Mifilin and Juniata, as in days of glory
past, will utterly annihilate the Free Trade candi.
date—and the banner of
CURTIN AND THE TARIFF
"Will flash bright triumph in the noonday sun."'
Give us Andrew Curtin, then, as our champion,
and the matt with tho double face and leperoue heart
will learn that iniquity only triumphs for a season,
then sinks forever to be despised and shunned.
If the " gentleman" should be his opponent, ho
too will learn that the seat occupied on the floor of
Congress from the great Iron District of Pennsyl
vania, will be filled by a man whose worth and
whose principles will forever Curtin in gloom the
anxious ambition of a General.
A SCOTT & IRVIN WHIG.
From the (Attakapas) Banner of the 6th June.
rerocius Attack by a Panther. /
Mr. 1V illiam W. Rice of this Parrish,
has given an account of a singular occur
rence which took place on the plantation
of his father, Mr. John Rice, Baypu Sale,
on the night of the 4th instant, At about
9 o'clock, a negro man named Isaac, a val
uable mechanic, belonging to Mr. Henry
C. Dwight. of Fanklin, was standing near
a cabin in the negro quarters, when a large
panther came up to within a few paces of
him. It was a moonlight night and he
could see the panther crouched ready to
spring upon him. lie immediately com
menced retreating towards were a number
of negroes were collected, with his eyes on
the animal. The latter, howver, not at all
daunted pursued him. After backing a
few paces, the negro turned to run, when
the panther sprang upon him from a dis
tance of about ten feet, seizing his left
arm, near the shoulder,fin his mouth, strik•
ing his claws into the negroes back, The
negro was throw down, but immediately
rose partialy, still in grasp of the panther,
and called loudly for :Issuance, His cries
gathered the rest of the negroes and dsigs,
but the panther held on some titne after the
dogs had seized htm. Through the aid of
the dogs, on whom the panther turned, the
negro - freed himself from the uncomforta
ble embrace, but the ferocious animal re
newed the attack, springing upon and seiz,
lug him by the left shoulder. By this (line,
several collected with clubs and axes, and
the man Isaac made his escape, with his
arm and shoulder dreadfully lacerated and.
his back severely scratched, while the pan
ther made for the bayou pursued by the
dogs. In the mean time, a gun was pro-,
cured and the animal was shot, while en
gaged in a furious fight with the dogs.--
He measured eig.ht feet from the nose to
the tip of the tad, and weighed from 150
' to 175 lbs. The animal is the Cougar or
Puma, (Alta concolar) commonly called
in tt is country, the Panther, and is the
• largest and most formidable of the Cat
kind in North America.
The boy Isaac is now in Franklin under l
the care of Dr. Lyman.
rhe intelligent correspondent of the New
York evening Post confirms the giving out of tlr
Huston Post, that a leading object of the act which
has lately passed Congress concerning the Army
General Officer., is to drive both General Scott and
General Gaines from the public service.
It is in fact," says the correspondent referred to,'
enacting that Generals Scott and Gaines shall b
dismissed at the above designated time, if the Pre
sident shall think that the interests of the aervko
f 0" A Burden train, locomotive and all, ran off
the Cumberland railroad on Monday of last week.
below Carlisle, Nobody wee hurt except the
engine and cars.
t It is said that the Oregon Treaty will go out
in the Great Western, in chug. of Consul Arm