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...Rantinglon, Palmlay, March 14 1848
Estate of James Conerin, Dec'd,
We are requested to state that on so
eount of the recent death of the widow
of James Conerin, deed, the Terms of
Mile of the Red) Estate of said dec'd,
advertised on the let page of this paper,
are altered to rend thus: One third of
the purchase money to be paid on con
firmation of the sale, and the remainder
in two equal annual payments, with in
Friday next is the day for electing
Township and Borough officers. We
hope that our Whig friends in the sev
eral townships and boroughs will see
the importance of turning out and filling
the various offices with the right kind
of men. Our opponents invariably at
tend to these little elections, while
Whigs, deeming them unimportant, al
most invariably neglect them. Let this
not be the case on Friday next, but let
every Whig deposite his vote.
BROAD TOP RAILROAD.
All will be gratified to learn that the
Governor has signed the Huntingdon and
Broad Top Rail Road bill, which pro- I Nor are other branches of Industry
rides for the construction of a rail road less injuriously affected by the opera
from the borough of Huntingdon t o the tion of the Tann' of 1846. Tailors—
Broad Top coal region. The next most Shoe-makers—Hatters— all the hatidi
important move will be a liberal sub- craftsmen, whose unobtrusive, but wide.
scription of stock by all who feel an in- ly diffused labors make up so large a
terest in the early construction of this portion of the Domestic Industry of this
work. Eastern capitalists will doubtless Country, have long ago felt its in
take a large portion of the stock in this fluence severely injurious to their in.
enterprize, if our capitalists and busi- terests. Foreign tnade up clothing, hats,
ness men here but lead off with that boots and shoes, &c., have usurped
liberality for which they have the ability. the place of the Domestic Manufacture.
Will they not do itl The calico print-works have for some
Drake's Ferry and Broad Top Railroad. j time been working at disadvantage
This bill passed the House on Fridayß h coinpetitionutideic
last, and, we are informed, will pass the false somee ef largest
Senate without any difficulty. So that
the probability now is, that in a short in the Eastern Stateshave entirely fail
time we will have two railroads through
ed Nich are facts with regard to Mr.
our county from the public works to the
Pot c's Tarifl; stated in general terms.
inexhaustible coal beds of Broad Top,
Let them be pondered by the people,
opening up in their route rich beds of
and compared with the exulting boasts
Iron Ore, and affording a fine out-let to
of the Locofocos last year.
a large number of our agriculturalists.
Loco Foco State Convention.
llD`` THE REMAINS OF MR. ADAMS left The Pa. Telegraph thus speaks of this
Washington on Monday of last week,
and have been conveyed to the family
The late Loco Foco State Convention
burying ground, at Quincy, Mass., there which assembled here was the most
to be laid by the side of the relics of his noisy, boisterous and uproarous, of all
father. The remains were received with the uproarous conventions of that party,
that we have ever witnessed. They com
demonstrations of respect
menced their session in turbulence and
in all the cities through which they
ended it in a row. Any attempt at de
scription would convey but a faint con-
Erlitaltai. PAINTER of Westmoreland, ception of the reality.
was nominated by the Locofoco State The friends of Mr. Buchanan had the
Convention, as a candidate for Canal
ascendency in numerical force, and nom-
Commissioner. inated that gentleman by a large major
ity; but his opponents took the wind
THE EFFECT.—In alluding to the great out of his canvass before the convention
excitement in the army at Mexico, caus- adjourned, and managed things their
ed by the arrest of its gallant and helot , own way.
ed commander, the North American' Mr. Wilmot was here, and made an
able speech in vindication of himself, in
which lie returned the phials of wrath
'+ We know not how far that excite-
meet may spread, or what may beits upon the heads of the editors of the
results; its natural tendency would ,
uncorked upon him.
Union and Pennsylvanian, that they had
He carried his
to inflame the Mexicans to sudden in measures in the Convention.
surrection, in the hopes of gaining ad-
There was evidently a feeling perva
vantages over the American army, sod ' ding the Convention, that the nomina
denly presented to them no longer uni
tion of Mr. Buchanan was a play at
ted, but confused, distracted, torn by
State consequence rather titan an expec
dissentions, and deprived of its corn- ration or desire to secure his nomination
mender." by the National Convention. We pre-
Ma. CLAY AND THE UNITED STATES SEN- su me that not a single delegate who
ATE.—We learn, says the Cincinnati voted for him expects his nomination by
Chronicle of Saturday last, from relia-
ble authority, that Governor Owsley JAMES BURNS, Esq., was selected as
will probably appoint HENRY CLAY as the Delegate to the National Convention from
this district, and John Cresswell appoin
ted States Senate.
successor of Mr. Crittenden in the Uni
pi- The reception of Mr. Clay in
ID- The " Daily Evening Standard"
ew York, appears to have been as eer
ie the title of a new paper just started dial and enthusiastic as that extended
at Boston, in favor of Gen. Taylor for, to him in Philadelphia.
President and Abbot Lawrence for Vice
President. DISTRESSING ACCIDENT.—A very dis
tressing accident occurred on Tuesday
Itetiracy of Santa Anaa. last, near Platte No. 4, of the Allegheny
The latest news from Mexico announ- Portage Rail Road. Messrs. Davis and
ces that Gen. Scott has given Santa
Burgeon, residing near said Plane, went
Anna a passport to leave the country.--
out on the mountain on a hunting excur-
The N. 0. Delta says the retiracy of
sion ; and after hunting some time, with-
Mr. Polk's friend Santa Anna will doubt
out success, they started for their homes,
less be a death blow to the war party.
, through a thicket, when the charge in
Er There is a rsmor afloat in Wash-IMr. Burgoon's gun was accidentally
ington, says the North American, that ' fired off, killing Mr. Davis almost in
there has peen a revolt among our for- stantly. He leaves a family to mourn
ces inMexico. Mr. Freaner, or "Mus- his untimely end.—Hol. W/iig.
tang," is of opinion that a revolt has ta- Or The numerous friends of THADDEUS
ken place growing out of the arrest of , STEVENS, Esq., will be gratified to learn
General Scott. that strong hopes are now entertained
of his recovery front the recent severe
attack of Hemorrhage which at ono time
threatened to prove fatal.
(13' The Whig State Convention as
sembles in Harrisburg to-morrow.
The Tariff of 1846
After speaking of the great falling offl
in the price of breadstuffs since last
year and assigning the true reason there
the York Republican says : It is not
the Farmers alone who are taught by the
events of one year that the Tariff of
1846 is a base deception. The Iron and
Coal interests of Pennsylvania arc like
wise suffering under the developement
of the same truth. The Rail-road ma
nia in England has come to an untime
ly end, after bringing almost universal
bankruptcy upon the Commercial and
Financial interests of that Country.—
The demand for Iron there and the in
creased price which that demand caused,
have both ceased together; and the re
sult is that British Iron, manufactured
by pauper labor and Mr. BUCHANAN ' S
•ten cents a dry , " men, is now being
poured into this Country, under a re_
duced duty, at such low rates that it is
impossible for our Iron -masters, paying
full republican, freeman's wages, to com
pete with it, and thus the foreign arti
cle undersells the domestic in our own
market. The Coal interest is also suf
fering ; for Novia Scotia Coal from the
late Duke of York's mines undersells
the Pennsylvania Anthracite in all the
Eastern markets. Thus the wealth of
our hills is being made comparitiveiy
unproductive, and the mineral deposites
of Pennsylvania are to be left unwrought
under the policy which has been estab
lished by the men now in power.
OPERATIONS SUSPENDED.--There was
a rumor prevalent some days ago that
the Mountour Iron Works at Danville,
in this State, had failed. The rumor
turned out to be incorrect, but we now
learn from the Danville Democrat that
the company has been obliged to sus- '
pend operations, their contracts for
railroad iron having all been filled.—
No new contracts can be made under
the present state of the iron trade, be-1
cause foreign rails are now offered and
poured into this country at a price so
low as to prevent competition from our
manufacturers. A large number of
hands have thus been thrown out of em
ploy. All this is the legitimate result
of the Locofoco free trade ad valorem
Tariff of 1846. For the last two or
three years, the demand for Iron in
England has been very great and prices
I correspondingly high, which enabled
our operators to go on and do a profi
table business, as they were not com
pelled to compete with the European
prices; but as soon as a revulsion took
place in the foreign market, iron fell in ,
Iprice, and, under this abominable Tar-1
• iff, the duty lowered in the same ratio,l
so much so, as to allow English rails
Ito be sold in this country, at the present
time, for something like $49,00 per ton
—a price at which it cannot be menu-
factored here, under the present state of
wages, cost of materials, &c.
A High and gust Enlogium,
The death of Mr. ADAMS elicited many
very eloquent tributes to his virtues and
public services in both Houses of Con
gress which we regret our inability to
copy. Mr BENTON, in Senate, and Mes
srs. HootEs, of S C., and McDowELL,
of \'a.--in the House of Representatives,
eminent gentlemen of political views
opposite to those entertained by Mr.
ADAMS, were very impressive in their
remarks on the occasion. The follow
ing sentence by Mr. IfoLmss embodies
a panegyric not more remarkable for its
truth, than for the severe reflection
which it makes on the practice of Mr.
ADAMS' successors in high office :
"To the highest office of the people
he was quickly raised ; and how, in that
sphere, he moved, with what ease, abil
ity and grace, we all know, and history
will record ; he crushed no heart beneath
the rude grasp of proscription ; he left
no heritage of widows' cries or orphans'
These are remarkable phrazes when
we remember the incidents of twenty
years ago—how Mr. ADAMS' administrtv
Lion was dogged and denounced, and
now see how fully it is vindicated, "his
enemies themselves being judges." An
impassable gulf seems to prevent a re
turn to those principles of administra
tion, which "crushed no heart beneath the
rude grasp of proscription, and left no
heritage of widows' cries or orphans'
tears ;" but it is pleasent to see truth
vindicated at last, and purity recogni
zed where it once was denied and ma
fly The " Independent," of Wilming
ton, says Gen. Cass is the undivided
choice for President of the Democracy
of Delaware. The General once taught
Yes, the General did teach school
there; and was seen going to and from
his school wearing the "Black Cockade."
How fond modern democrats are of the
old Blue Light Federalists!
The Treaty—The Loan—The Ten Regiment
WASHINGTON, March 9, 184.8
The National Intelligencer says, the
Treaty, after the action of the Senate
yesterday, retains all the clauses origi
nally presented concerning the cession
of territory, the stipulations for thepay
ment of money, and the peace guaranty.'
It is understood that no final vote has
yet been taken. Eight Senators are said
to be prepared to vote against it.
It seems the general opinion that the
Rothschilds are the principal takers of
the loan, through the agency of Corco
ran and Riggs.
Mr. Cass will press the Ten Regiment
Bill after its adoption. Mr. Webster
and others will speak against it, and it
will be negatived.
TILE TREATY RATIFIED !
We learn from Harrisburg by Satur
day night's mail, that news had been re
ceived there of the ratification of the
treaty, with amendments, on Thursday
night last. So ends this bloody political
tragedy. The vote stood—Yeas, 38;
COUNTEEFEITS.—Store-keepers and all
others should be on their guard, as it is
said a new batch of counterfeit s3's,on
the Union Bank of Deleware, and sls,
on the Farmers and Mechanics' Bank of
New Brunswick, N. J., have just been is
sued by some expert rogue.
[For the Journal.]
MR. CLARK :—The Messenger of last
week contains an article (editorial) on
the subject of the Huntingdon and Broad
Top Railroad, and very properly speaks
of it, as an improvement of importance,
not only as a connecting link of the Cen
tral Rail Road, and of advantage to the
Borough of Huntingdon, and the coun- tive inforniation that Gen. Scott had
try through which it may pass, and re- i granted Santa Anna his passport, and
marks, that Huntingdon is just the that he was expected in Vera Cruz by
place too, for the termination of said the 24th ult.
road, and to make a terminus at any On the 6th ult., as we learn from the
other point, would render useless all the Star, four privates of the sth Indiana
benefits that are contemplated." And regiment were attacked near the Moline
then, as if to make a show of neutrality, del Rey by a gang of Mexicans, and two
very seriously wishes "not to be under- of them, named David Lyons and Nim
stood as setting their faces against the , rod Rigglesberger, were killed, and the
Drake's Ferry route." Oh no, not at I others, David B. ower and Henry Law
all; mind we are neutral in politics, and I son, badly wounded. Eleven Mexicans
all exciting topics; but then we are very I were arrested the next day as being con
sure, nevertheless, that a " Rail Road j corned in the murderous attack.
from Huntingdon to the Coal field, would I The train under command of Major
be sufficient, and entirely practicable for I Caldwell, which left Vera Cruz on the
all purposes, and must in a measure ren- 7th ult., was encamped at Jalapa on the
der any other road a hopeless expedient." 15th, arid was to remain there another •
Now I would just ask permission through day. It consisted of 330 Government
your columns, to say to those two gen- wagons, 2,300- pack mules, and about
tlemen, who look after the concerns of 50 wagons belonging to merchants.
that neutral print, the Messenger, that I A letter from Vera Cruz, dated Feb.
if they chose to persist in their course I 18, says peace continues to be the prin
of depreciating from, and underrating cipal subject of discussion here, and an
every other project of enterprise, but important one it is to those who have
I those which may seem to radiate from, located themselves and made extensive
I or to concentrate at Huntingdon, they preparations for a long sojourn in Vera
may perhaps find that friends are al- Cruz. A large majority of the intelli
' most as easily lost as gained. The peo- gent portion of the community, and those
ple in the lower end have independence most familiar with Mexican affairs, do
sufficient to repel those dagger thrusts not appear to regard the prospects of
intended to make Capital abroad. They peace in any brighter light than they
cannot but view such one-sided exhibi- • did before the treaty was signed, and
lions as proceeding from narrow and argue generally in opinion that neither
, selfish minds. These remarks are not' Mr. Trist nor the Mexican Commission
elicited from any unkind feelings, but ers were properly authorized by their
merely in self-defence, against the riith- I respective Governments to negotiate.
less attacks of those who are disposed I
to thwart and cripple every er.terprize I Filom TILE Rto GRANDE.—The U. S.
of a general bearing. One should sup- steamship Fashion, Capt. Morgan, arri
pose that the people in every section of ved on the 26th from the Brazos, whence
the county would feel proud if her seat
she sailed on the evening of the 21st.—
of Justice would grow up and become
one of the most flourishing and prosper-
The news from this quarter is devoid of
ous towns in the interior of the State, I general interest.
but who would will, that all this must !
be done at the expense, yea, the almost
destruction of her nurturing members '1
The very courteous manner in which
you, Mr. Editor, have noticed the
Drake's Ferry route, and the very favor
able attention recommended to our State
Legislature, deserves the warmest ack
nowledgements of its friends.
GEN. TAYLOR ON WAR.—The follow
ing, sentiment, recently uttered by the
old hero of Buena Vista, deserves, not
merely to be recorded in letters of
gold, but to be indellibly impressed upon
the hearts of each one of his country
" I knew not how others felt, but for
myself, howsoever I may forget in the
hour of battle, the sad consequences of
the strife, they always rush upon my
mind afterwards, making my heart sink
and causing mc to feel like a child. I had
hoped to have done more for my coun
try. than I have. 1 thought that I might
be able to accomplish a speedy and hon
orable peace—an event essential to the
welfare of both countries; and partic
ularly so to our own. But in this
have been disappointed.
There have been terrible scenes enno
ted at caraccas, in South America. The
Venezuela Congress which met on the
24th Jan'y, was overwhelemed by the
populace, set on it was said by the Pre
and several of the members hor
A letter from Puerto Cabello, (Vene
zuela,) dated Febuary 10, gives a rumor
that a battle had been fought between
the forces of the President Moneys;
and those of general Paez, in which the
former were defeated. Paez had "de
clared" against the sanguinary doings of
Menargos or his party; and Monayas in
return had pronounced the General a
READING THE BIBLE.—The venerable
John Quincy Adams recently stated to
a friend, that ever since he was thirty
years old, he has been accustomed,
among the first things, to read the Bible
every morning. He has read seven dif
ferent versions, in the German, French,
G reek, and Latin.languages, besides va
rious English translations.
CHARACTERISTIC.—ResoIution in hon
or of the memory of JOHN QUINCY ADAM S
were laid on the table of the Senate of
Virginia by a strict party vote on Thurs
day last. The resolutions had previ
ously been adopted by a unanimous vote
in the House of Delegates.
ID-Henry A. Muhlenberg and George
Smith, of Reading, decline acting on
the Democratic Taylor State Committee,
because General Taylor has avowed him-
self A WHIG ! These gentlemen say
that as long as they believed the old
Hero to be a Democrat, they were his
sincere supporters, and believed it to
be the policy of the Democratic party to
make him its leader, because they knew
old Rough could not be defeated. They
admire Gen. Taylor, but cannot consent
to support him, because he is a Whig.
The U. S. steatner Edith arrived at
New Orleans on the 26th from Vera Cruz
whence she sailed on the 19th ultimo.
The N. 0. Picayune snys : We have
conversed with a passenger on the Edith,
who states that he had been informed by
Gen. Twiggs that he had received posi:
The Flag of the 15th contains the fol
lowi4 paragraph relative to San Luis
We have reports from San Luis Potosi
and Zacatecas within the last few days,
which say that in the former city, al
though great exertions are being made
to organize a force to repel an expected
march of our forces upon them ; yet no
thing has been accomplished, nor did
there seem a probability that anything
could be done towards raising an oppo
sing force. In Zacatecas report says a
formidable force has been organized,
Gen. Bustamente at the head, who de
clares that he will not only defend the
State, but will yet redeem his country
from the disgrace which overwhelms
her, if Santa Anna is no longer intrust
ed with command in the army.
The Flag contains no news from above
except a report of a race meeting at
Monterey, which is spoken of in very
glowing terms. Major Washington,
Chief of Artillery, Lieut. Sitgreaves,
Topographical Engineers, and Major
Sparks, U.S. Paymaster, were the judges
on the occasion. Gen. Wool was pros
; ent on the judges' stand, and the course
' was visited by a large concourse of per
sons, among whom were many lovely
[For the Jeered.]
I. Chief Justice Taney has decided
that the " Death Penalty" is unconstitu
tional, and that it i phould never be inflic
ted, becauSe' it very often cuts off from
life and hurries into eternity, the blood
stained murderer, who, of all men, stands
most in need of " time and space for re
2. It is the opinion of the same kind
hearted judge and the liberal Court over
which he presides, that the property of
indolent and profligate debtors should
not be liable to distress or sale, because'
such persons are always more needy
than their creditors.
3. Judge Wells of Massachusetts has
decided that a pupil caonot be removed
from a public sebool "for a bad charac
ter," because' the worse a child's char
acter the more need of school influences
to reform it.
4. Relying on the foregoing decisions,
it has since been held in the Chancery
Courts of Consistency, Common Sense
presiding—that the Small-pox and Chol
era patients on board the various vessels
from the Baltic, can not be excluded
from the city Hospitals, 'because' they,
more than any other sufferers, need the
superior advantages of hospital treat-
5. The same Court lath also decreed
that the bad character of Teddy O'Toole
is no good reason for his expulsion from
the western continent, because' the laws
of this hemisphere punish men's bad
actions only, leaving their bad charac
ters like their wicked thoughts, to the
chastisements of their own conscience.
DEATH FROM HYDROPHORTA.—Jacob
Frees, a farmer, residing at Bridge Point,
Bucks county, Pennsylvania, died on Fri-
day morning of hydrophobia, he bar
ing been bitten about three months since
on his farm, while paying attention to
his hen roost, which was alarmed, it ap
pears, by the presence of the rabid dog.
A neighbor of his was bitten at the
same t Imo.
FOREIGN NEW. .
Fourteen Days Later from Englandr
ARRIVAL OF THE BRITTANIA
Decline in Flour—lmprovement in Cotton
NEW 'Your, March 4, 1848.
The steamer Brittania arrived at Boss
ton this morning. She started from Liv
erpool on the 12th of February at noon.
LIVERPOOL, February 12.—The Flour
market has steadily declined since our
last ridvices. This depression has, in a
great measure, been caused by the large'
supplies of home produce, which havd
come into the country markets, as welt
as the increase of imports.
Operations in flour and wheat have
been very moderate, and chiefly in a re:
tail way. Egyptain beans, which are
selling at 289 per quarter, have materi- -
ally affected the demand for Indian Corn.
It will be borne in mind that the re- .
sumption of the duty on flour and grain
takes place on the Ist of March and that
the ditty which will then be imposed,
ranges from 4s to lOs per quarter on
wheat ; Is Gd to 4s on Oats 2s to 5s
on Barley, rye, pens and beans ; is on
Indian Corn ; Gd per bbl. on Meal, 2s 4tl
3 farthings per bbl. on flour.
On the 31st of March it is expected ,
the ditties will be about 6s per quarter
on wheat, and 3s 7d 1 farthing per bbl.
A sensible improvement has been pro
duced in the cotton market, since the
departure of the last steamer; opera
tions have enlarged, with a decided
provement in prices. This however hasp
been caused more by continued accounts
from America, of diminished receipts
into the port there and the moderate'
shipments to this country than any mark
ed revival in the Manchester market.
COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL.—A IthOligh
it is understood that the extent of the
orders received from America is not
considerable, it is gratifying to observe
that other staples employed extensively
in manufacturing pursuits, come into
brisker demand. The partial indications
of improvement which were manifested
towards the close of the last month,
have, within the past fortnight, been re
markably confirmed, and as there is lit
tle reason to fear the occurrence of any
circumstance, mercantile or monetary,
calculated to check the amending ten
dency, it may fairly be construed that
trade has taken an earnest step towards
the recovery of its long lost strength;
and the re-establishment of ease and
confidence in the money market still con- 4/
tinues to improve.
Messrs. J. Evans & Co., of this town,
connected largely with the Iron trade,
have suspended payment. t% i t h t hi s
exception, no failure of iniportanne has
occurred in Great Britain. The liabili
ties are estisuated at £'200,000.
GENERAL liirELLIGENCE.—The British
Parliament has re-assembled and the
first debate of importance arose upon
selection for a ,select committee to in
quire into the condition and prospect of
the West India Colonies. The appoint
ment of a committee was acceded to,
hut upon the express understanding that
no change Would be made in the pcilicy
of the Government other than that al
ready announced. The Jewish disabili
ties bill for enabling them to sit in Par
liament has been read a second time.—
The refusal of the American Post Mas
ter General to accept the terms offered
by Great Britain for a better system of
international postage has caused the ut
most dissatisfaction in this country.
The venerable Archbishop of Canter
bury primate of all England, died yes
terday morning in the 82nd year of his
age. The inquiry into the state of the
national defences has ended in the de
termination of the Government to double
the artillery force and embody 150,000
militia—the country at large is opposed
to the measure.
The people of the two Sicilits have
at length triumphed over the King. A
form of constitution has been agreed to
founding a liberal legislative represen
tation. The Roman Catholic religion
alone will be tolerated.
Lord Palmerston has signified to.tbe s"
Austrian Court that any further arrn 4 ed • -
intervention with the Papal States will
be considered by Great Britain as a dec
laration of war.
FRANCE is in a somewhat more tran
quil condition than heretofore, but an
gry discussions continue to take place
in the Chamber of Deputies. Reform
banquets have been denouneed as illegal
and are to be prohibited - in the future.—
The health of the King has come round.
IRELAND.—Accounts frotn Ireland are
truly distressing. Deaths from starva
tion are stilted to have taken place
throughout the land.
Political strife runs high between the
three national parties there. The sub
divided party from the Young Ireland
are vehement in their incitements for an
immediate appeal to arms against Eng
land, but reprobated by the others.
MIL. POINTDEXTER.—The Louisville
Courier contains a letter from Ex-Gov
ernor Poindexter, in which he denies
that he has left the , hig party, al
though he admits he lately addressed
the Democratic convention of Mississip
pi on the subject of the war.
WILD TURKIOS.—One thousand wild
turkies were seen on a single roost, on
an island at the mouth of the Missouri,
about the Ist of Febuary.