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ject was approved and immediately put
In the morning, each of the brothers
went to the geld, and was mush surpri
sed at seeing the stacks still equal. Du
ring several successive nights the same
contrivance was repeated on eats side;
for as each kept adding to his brothers
store, the stacks always remat ned the
same.—But one night, both having stood
sentinel to divine into the cause of the
miracle, they met, each bearing the
sheaves, mutually destined for the other.
It was thus all elucidated, and they
rushed into each other's arms, each
grateful to Heaven for having so good a
Now, says the legend, the place where
so good an idea had simultaneously oc
curred to the two brothers, and with • so
much pertinacity, must have been ac
ceptable to God. Men blessed it, and
Israel chose it, there to erect the house
of the Lord!—Lamarrune.
TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1048,
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county are respectfully asked to aid us
in our efforts to circulate the Journal
among the People. Locofoco poison will
be scattered broad cast over the land
during the campaign. Let the Whig an•
tidote travel with it.
ID- An unusual press of Job work,
and other matters requiring our atten
tion, has prevented us from giving much
attention to our paper this week.
We have been requested, by a number
of the young Whigs, to announce that a
meeting to make preparations for send
ing a delegation from this county to the
Whig Ratification Convention to be held
in Philadelphia on the 7th of June next,
will be held THIS EVENING, (Tues
day May 15,) at the Public House of
Alex. Curmon, in this borough. It is
hoped that all will attend. Our Whig
brethren in other counties are moving
in this matter, and it will sot do for„old
Huntingdon to lag behind. Come, then,
to the meeting, one arid all. '
The railway letting which takes place
in this borough on tomorrow, has
brought to our town a very large num
ber of contractors, from ali parts of the
country. They appear to be, generally,
respectable, experienced and responsible
men, who will bid ror the tt•ork at fair
prices, and when allotted, prosecute
their contracts with energy. The only
regret is, that a large number of these
gentlemen will have to be among the
disappointed. In our next we expect to
be able to announce the names of the
Q." — Nick names hang to a man worse
than crime. Mr. Polk's pet hero and
quondan law partner, is now pretty gen
erally known us the" Pillow-case," from
the fact of his being a case. Again we
find hiM spoken of as "Major Jjeneral
V. We have been visited with one or
two smart frosts during the past week.
We have not observed, however, that
much injury has been done.
BANK FAILVRE.—The Erie (Penn's.)
Bank is said to have failed. The relief
notes, however, are good as the State is
bound for their redemption.
V- The Whig State Convention of
Maryland has resolved that Henry
Clay is their first and Gen. Taylor their
second choice for the Presidency.
02- A building appropriated to the
manufacture of fire-works, in Cincinnati,
was blown up en the 28th ult. Several
workmen in it were killed, and others
passing at the time seriously injured.
The explotion wits tremendous.
The Miltanian, an old, influential and
judiciously conducted paper, published
in Milton, Pa., thus speaks in regard to
the Whig candidate for the Presidency
—"As far as we are concerned, We
' would be pleased to see Gen. Scott, nom
inated for the Presidency, for we feel
certain that he could be elected over his
opponent, and would not only command
the whole %% hig vote, but many of the
' opposite party, who view the conduct of
1 the Administration towards him as dis
-1 graceful, and without parallel in this or
any other country. Although we be
lieve Gen. Scott stands the best chance
for a nomination and could be elected
with ease ; yet we are willing to sup
port Henry Clay, Gen. Taylor, or any
other gentleman the National Conven
i tiou may nominate, and battle for the
cause we espouse—the glorious Whig
cause. We profess to belong to !the
IWhig party, and would consider we did
1 it no good if we uttered any other sen
timents than these."
The National Debt•
Mr. EMBREE recently made an able
speech in Congress, against the war pol.
icy and the wasteful extravagance of the
He estimated the expenses of the war
and the purchase of the treaty at one
hundred and twenty-seven millions of dol
lars. He drew a picture, representing
this amount of specie drawn in two
horse wagons on the rood to Mexico.
Allowing one thousand pounds of silver
to each wagon, there would be strung
' out ten thousand, sir hundred and twenty.
jive wagons. These with two horses to
each, and travelling as close as possible,.
would present nn uninterrupted line of
specie teams, sixty miles in length !
And this, he said was styled "progress
ive dem ocrncy"---progressing towards
Mexico ! He asked what we were to
receive in return for this vast amount of
money, and answered by giving a vivid
picture of the climate, soil and popula
tion of the sterile, forsaken region of
territory we are to have agreeably to the
terms of the treaty. He showed how
advantageously this money could have
been expended in the United States.—
Every State could have been made free
of debt, by it, and relieved from the ne
cessity of laying taxes upon the people.
The Peace Prospect.
The Washington Union has the fol
lowing information in relation to the
prospects of peace.
The ratification of the treaty is still
undecided, We understand that a let
ter was received yesterday in Washing
ton from Vera Cruz, by the steamers
which have just arrived at New Orleans.
It states that advices from the city of
Mexico were down to the 15th of April
--one week subsequent to Gen. Cadwal
adcr's departure. They report that 16
members of the Congress of Queretaro
ttwe still absent; that Mr. Sevier reach
' ed the city on the 14th of April--Mr.
Clifford having preceded him three days.
An inteligent gentleman arrived in
\t ash ug ton last evening—one of the
last persons who has left the city of Mex
ico. We understand his opinion is, that
the treaty will be ratified if the Mexicans
can agree among themselve in the distri
bution of the funds; but not otherwise.
• He is also of the opinion that the Mexi
' cans will agree, as they were much in
want of money. He thinks that some
delay may take place in the ratification
of the treaty by Mexico, and that it is
not probable theexchange of ratifica
tions will or can take place by the Ist
or 2d of next month.
6::; We have heretofore neglected to
notice the marked improvement in the
appearance of the "Bellefonte %Vltig."
Friend Shoemaker has dressed it up in
a suit of new and beautiful type, which
renders the Whig second to no country
exchange on our list. We hope the im
provement may be duly appreciated by
the Whigs of old Centre.
Joseph Ottinger, Esq., has been
appointed the National delegate trout
Bedford, Westmoreland, &c., with in
structions to support Gen. Scott.
(400 D ADVICIt—The editor of the In
diana Register gives his readers good
advice. He says, "if you want to buy
goods cheap, go where they advertise
them. Merchants who are too stingy to
advertise, are too tight to give you a
11D-11 , 1r. Joe?atm, of Warren, has been
appointed a delegate to the Whig Na
tional Convention for the Eric district.
Gen. Scott's Prospects.
The last number bf the Reading Jour•
hal, a paper that has not heretofore been
supporting Gen. Scott's nomination to
the Presidency, says :—"The prospects
of Gen. SCOTT for the Whig nomination
are brightning every day. The plans
and intrigues of the administration and
its minions to crush him, have the very
opposite effect. The people will not see
a faithful public servant—acknowledg
ed even by his enemies to be a brave and
skilful soldier—slandered with impuni
ty, and just in proportion as the loco-fo
cos abuse, the Whigs and the people will
rally around him. In Berks county a
complete change of feeling has taken
place in his favor, and hundreds of
Whigs who a few months ago preferred
one or the other of his competitors,
are now among his warmest friends.
Throughout the State we notice the same
feeling among the Whig party—and ns
a national index, we may state that
Greely in one of his recent letters ad
mits that the Scott feeling is 'loudest' at
Washington. Will the Whig Convention
run counter to the voice of public opinion
so plainly expressed. We think not.
What every true NI hig desires is success
—and that, it is plain to be seen, can in
no way be better insured than by the
nomination of the popular favorite—
GEN. WINFIELD SCOTT."
GEN. TAYLOR'S PLATFORM
The following resolutions, based upon
the principles laid down in .the recent
letter of Gen. Taylor have been intro
duced into Congress by Hon. A. Stewart,
of this State :
1. Resolved, That "the power given
by the Constitution to the Executive to
interpose his veto, is a high conservative
power, which should never be exercised
except incases of clear violation of the
Constitution or manifest haste and want
of consideration by Congress." •
2. Resolved, That "the personal opin
ions of the individual who may happen
to occupy the Executive chair, ought
not to control the nction of Congress
upon questions of domestic policy, nor
ought his objections to be interposed
where questions of Constitutional pow
er have been settled by the various de
partments of government, and acquies
ced in by the people."
3. Resolved, That " upon the subjects
of the tariff, the currency, the improve
meat of our great highways, rivers,
lakes and harbors the will of the people
as expressed through their representa
tives in Congress ought to be respected
and carried out by the Executive." .
4.. Resolved, That " war nt all times
and under all circumstances, is a nation
al calamity, to be avoided , compatible
with national honor; that the principles
of our government, as well as its true
policy, are opposed to the subjugation of
other nations, and the dismemberment
of other countries by conquest; for, in
the language of the great Washington,
" why should we quit our own to stand
on foreign ground 1"
GREAT FIRE IN DETROIT."-A tele
graphic despatch from Detroit, dated
May 9, says terrible fire is now
raging—no less than FIFTY BUILD
INGS IN FLAMES ! The fire is in
creasing rapidly—the wind is blowing
a perfect gale. The prospects indicate
that one-third of the city will be in ash-
es by night.
WHIG NATIONAL CONVENTION. I
—The Whigs of Philadelphia are making
extensive arrangements for the Whig
National Convention, and the Grand
Ratification Meeting, to assemble in that
City on the 7th and Bth of June. The
Daily News states that the upper saloon
of the Chinese Museum has been secu
red for the sittings of the Convention,
and will be fitted up in a style of unsur
passed magnificence. The lower floor
will be devoted exclusively to the dele
gates, the extensive galleries being set
apart for spectators.
The several Committees of Reception
have been appointed, and it has also
been determined that the ratification
meeting, to bo held the day after the
adjournment of the Convention, shall he
held in Independence Square.
Oz The Lebanon Courier, a paper
which strongly supports Gen. Scott's
nomination, declares Gen. Taylor to be
its second choice, provided the "old
man" and his friends agree to abide by
the decision of the Convention. All
0:7 - Letters from Yucatan to the 14th of
April, state that the Indians have elected
a King, under the title of Ticul Xiu,
which was the name of their King or
Chief before the conquest of the Span
iards. He was crowned in the famous
ruins of Chichen Itze on the 9th of
.lowt Do:am:tam—The following
capital hits are taken from the last No.
of Joint Donny. We may add that no
other paper has the news:
RECEPTION OP GENERAL SCOTT.—The
committee of citizens, without respect
to parties, appointed to superintend the
preparations, report that Gen. SCOTT will
be received on his arrival at Castle Gar
den by a Court of Special Insult, com
missioned by the President, who will cut
off his epaulettes and take from him his
The General will then enter a furni
ture car, prepared for the occasion with
an India rubber Witted Pillow, and ride
to the tombs, where, after being allowed
a hasty plate of soup, he will be taken
badk into the yard and hung.
The editor of the Union will wear
crape on the pen and arm for thirty
days:. . .
And thus will end the career of a man
who has had the audacity to cover him
self with imperishable glory, while the
special favorites of governtrient and
power sneak home wrapped in disgrace
and infamy --rivet Republica.
(D. The Locoloco National Conten.
tion will meet in the Universalist Church
at Baltimore, on the 22nd instant. It
is said that one-fourth of the members
will consist of office holders under the
present Locofoco dynsety. A vigorou a
effort will be made to re-nominate Mr.
Polk. His election would ensure to them
a continuance in their offices. So that
we may infer that his chance for the
nomination is growing better every day.
The will of the party centers in the of
OJ-A new counterfeit ntade its appear
ance in Baltimore a few days since,
in the shape of a well executed $3 note
on the Western Bank of Baltimore. The
Bank has never issued a note of this de-
[DA correspondent of one ,of the
Baltimore papers urges the nomination
of SCOTT & CRITTFICDEN, for the Presi.
dency and Vice Presidency. They would
make a good team.
GEN. Scorv.--The New Orleans Delta
mentions a report that orders were in
that city on the Ist isnt., which would
probably detain Gen. Scott in Mexico
longer than he expected. These orders
relate to some matters before the Court
of Inquiry, which will have to be inves
tigated in Mexico. It was originally
Gen. Scott's intention to proceed imme.
diately from Vera Cruz to New York, by
sea, and avoid as much as possible all
public parade and display. But as there
are no steamers in Vera Cruz, destined
for New York, he will no doubt be com•
polled to come to New Orleans.
(13 The correspondent of the Daily
News pungently remarks that there are
only two men who have written very
bitterly against Gen. Scott. They are
Santa Anna and Wm. L. Marcy ; and of
the two Marcy seems to be the bitterest
Xe.rican. It is a beautiful sight to see
one of the Cabinet writing with Santa
Anna to put down the Commander of
our Army ; but it won't take. The peo.'
plc will have a word to say in that little
matter.—The boys will be about when
the proper time comes.
DREADFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.---A I
dreadful accident occurred on the Read-
ing Railroad on Wednesday. When
the passenger train from Philadelphia
was within half a mile of Reading, it ran
over three children killing one, and hor•
bly mangling another—the third escaped
unhurt. They were on the down track,
and a coal train coming along, drove
them to the other; at the same momen t
the passenger train came up, and their
faces being turned towards Beading,
the up train was not aeon, and the noise
of the coal train prevented their hearing
the whistle. They were the children of
a laboring man named Young.
THE NEW POSTAGE BILL.—The follow
are described as the principle provisions
of the bill reported by the Post Office
Committee of the House of Represents.
The circulation of ail newspapers free
of postage within thirty miles of the
place of publication, not above the su
perficies of 1900 square inches.
Under one hundred miles and over
thirty, ono half cent; over one hundred
and for any distance one cent.
Newspapers above 1900 inches to pay
pamphlet and magazine postage, which
is two cents for the first ounce, and half
of one cent for all greater distances.
Newspapers under 500 square inches
go free for the the first thirty mites, and
pay quarter of one cent for all greater
distances. Transient Newspapers pay
two cents when not seat from the office
Publishers of pamphlets, magazines
and periodicals, are allowed a free ex•
change, the same as the publishers of
[Correspondence of the Delta.]
VERA CRUZ, Mexico, April 21,
Editors Delta:—The steamer 'Virgin
ia' leaves here tomorrow evening, with
General Cadwaleder and Mr. Trist as
passengers. Mr. T. received a letter on
the morning of the 19th from the city of
Mexico, stating that a quorum of the
members of the -Mexican Congress had
assembled—its date I was unable to as
certain. The Governor, Gen. Kearny,
has been taken very ill, but is much re
covered at present and will be able to at
tend to business in a few days. Col.
Wilson is still here, doing nothing. 1
cannot conceive how he holds out—but
suppose his pay-triotism [patriotism]
is so great that it makes him indifferent
to his inactivity. The examination of
witnesses in the case of ex• Lieut John
Smith, has been coni.luded. Of course
we are ignorant, as yet, what his sen
tence will be. All public offices were
closed yesterday and to-day, and occu
pations of all kinds for the two days,
(Holy Thursday and Good Friday) The
church bells ceased ringing at 10 o'clock
yesterday. lam informed the Mexicans
say the 'spirit' has left them and is gone
to Rome; how soon it will return, or they
again set in motion, I have not heard.
. There is to be a grand dinner given to
morrow at the Palace by the citizens of
the United States, iu honor of the French
Republican Revolution. It is to be head
ed by the officers of the army—previous
to which, a procession will be formed in
the main Plaza, and proceed through
the principle stfVets, and on returning
to the Palace, it will be dissolved to pre
pare for dinner. Capt. Adams, the pres.
ident for the occasion, is to make
speech. lam informed ; Mr, Trist and
Gen Cadwnlader will !represent, provi
ded the vessel does not leare, also the
French and British consuls.
A train of sixty wagons left. here this
evening, and will start from Camp Bar
cara at an early hour to•tnarrori mor
ning, for Jalapa, escorted by Captain
Patterson, Teun, Volunteers, bnd two
companies Dragoons, it will be under
the command of Capt J. J. Clendennin,
Ass't. Qr. Master, at this place, who
goes up with funds for the Qr. Master
at this place.
There are a great many Free Masons
nt this place, who have formed an asoci•
ation; they have, I am informed, receiv
ed a charter, and will be styled the
The Rev. Mr. Harrison preaches every
Sunday in the Palace. Everything is
dull here at present, and as devoid of
news as if the place was deserted.
BATTLE OF ROSALES.—The Not cioco of
the 15th ult., published at Tampico, con
tains a (Mexican) account of the action
which occurred at Santa Cruz de Re
sales, twenty two leagues beyond Chi
huahua, on the 16th of March, between
the Americans and Mexicans. The ac
tion began at 9 o'clock in the morning,
and lasted until twilight. The Ameri
cana assaulted the Plaza, capturing eight
pieces of artillery, and more than a thou
sand muskets, and making prisoners of
Angel Trias, the Govrenor of the State
of Durango, and nearly all the other of
ficials. Many are stated to have been
killed on both sides, but the number bad
not been ascertained when this hurried
account was despatched to Zacatecas.
On the following day the American
troops are represented to have sacked
the town, supplying themselves with
whatever they deemed necessary for
their wants or convenience. They were
on the march towards Hidalgo, with the
design of occupying that place.
LATER FROM TUE ERAZOII.
THE BATTLE OF SANTA CRUZ—The
steamship Fashion, from Brazos Santia
go, arrived at New Orleans on the 3d
instant, bringing dates to the 30th ult.
The Picayune learns from Mr. Collins
that about the 6th of March last, a Mex
ican Lieutenant, with a small party, was
captured near El Pass°, and upon re
ceiving information of rumored designs
of Gen. Urrea on that post, Gen. Price
proceeded to its relief. These rumors
proving false, he determined to advance
on Santa Cruz, where government trains
with from 1,200 to 2,000 were ascertain
ed to be stationed. After a fruitless
parley of eight days he assaulted and
captured the town, driving out Urrea's
command, which having fortified the
place, made a moat gallant resistance.
Fourteen pieces of artillery, and two
thousand stand of small arms were cap
tured by the Americans. On the 11th
of March, Gen. Pierce proceeded with
his prisoneis to Chihuahua, leaving Lieut
Col. Rawles in commaed, with orders to
follow as soon as practicable. Gen. Ur
rea's men and forty officers were parol
ed. The Mexican loss is one hundred
and fifty killed, and as many wounded.
The American loss was five killed and
twenty wounded, but two of the latter
have since died.
FROM THE CAPITAL--The schooner He.
roine arrived at New Orleans on the 3d
instant, from Vera Cruz bringing later
dates from the city of Mexico.
The Prospects of a ratification of the
treaty were still very uncertain, as there
was yet no quorum of the members of
Congress present at Queretaro. There
yet lacked fifteen deputies and four Sen
ators of the number
° required to proceed
to business. At Mexico, the trial of the
officers and men of the Pennsylvania re:
gimeat, accused of the late murder and
attempt at burglary, was going on, and
excited much attention. A letter from'
Queretaro says that the opinions express
ed by members of the new Congress are'
all favorable to peade. The same letter
adds tfitit Within the' lest few days from
eleven to twenty Ameritan soldier de-
serters arrived at Queretaro and were
immediately enlisted in the Mexican ar
IRELAND.—The London Times has the
following noteworthy remarks upon the
prospects in Ireland, and the relations
of England towards that unhappy coon ,
"The Irish crisis must now soon come:
If human nature is the same in the sis ,
ter island as in other countries—moved
by the same passions—influenced by
the same causes—sensitive in the same'
degree to ridicule, satire, and sneer—
then the power of the government, the'
authority of law and order—the mute=
riul and physical organization of moral
resolution and social harmony—must
come into collision with the braggart in
solence of sedition, and the sanguinary
attempts of treason.
England could afford to lose Ireland.—:
Such a loss might indeed involve au im
mediate and temporary damage to her
prestige. Foreign nations might misun
derstand our purpose and predicament.
But we know and feel that our national•
loss—the sum total of loss sustained by
England—would he nothing. We should
part with the sore and gangrened limb
of the Empire. The Empire itself would
survive sound and whole.
ENGLAND IS PREPARING.—We notice
in the English press that the greatest
activity is manifested in the departments
at Woolwich, in preparing rockets of a
peculiar description, suitable for street
warfare. These destructive missiles ;
when thrown amongst a crowd of per
sons iti confined places, are certain to
produce the most frightful results. 1V e
~understand that they are being prepared
to meet any outbreak in Ireland, and a
greet quantity of them, that are comple
ted, will be shipped off for that country
immediately; the same specimen of
rocket was used with fearful effect in
the recent Carlist contest in Spain.—
And thus is Ireland to be manacled.
INDIAN BATTLE-HORRIBLE SIGHT.
A letter from Port Snelliog, received
at St. Louis, gites a brief account of
dian quarrels in the neighborhood of St.
Peters. Here is the extract:
"We had a battle north of us, about
one month ago, between the ChippeWays
and Siox; a war party of Siox attached
the Chippeways; three were killed on
each side, but the Chippeways being the
most numerous, drove the Siox from the
field, and got possession of the bodies:
These they scalped, and one °Mein
they skinned entirely, and hung it on
some poles for the Siox to witness. It
so irritated the latter that they have as:
sembled a very large war party and gone
again to attack them—.We shell soon
hear the result.—St. Louis Reville:
POLIC AND PILLOW.—The New York
Courier and enquirer hits Polk's 'near
neighbor' pretty hard, in the following
squib. 'Fortune,' it is said, 'favOrp fools'
—and certainly she never did so more
decidedly than when she granted to Gitl:
eon J. Pillow the privilege of holding of
fice under James K. Polk, instead of the
Emperor of the Celestial Kingdom. Mr:
Forbes, in a recently published descrip
tion of China, gives an outline of the Chi ,
nese articles of war, among which we
find the following;—
Art. 8. The soldier who bravely kills
one enemy 'shall be rewarded;—but he
who is detected in lying pretexts about
his own merits, or who by false tales
usurps the merits of others as his own,
shall be decapitated.'
. . .
What would Pillow's head have been
worth, had he been a Brigadier in the
Celestial Empire! Not the price 01 one
of his spurs!
GEN. SCnTT.—The Baltimore Ameri
can publishes a letter from one of the'
members of the company of Voltigeurs f
dated, Toluca, March 15, 1848, in which
the writer says:— "Much dissatisfaction
and I may say severe indignation, reigns
in the army on account of the procee
dings against Gen. Scott. lie is the
darling—the idol of it; and even this re ,
giment, (Pillow's pets,) always distin
guished and favored most of any in his
division by General P., take up the 'blud
geons' against him in this case, and shout
MR. SEVIER IN MExice.—A letter to
the N. 0. Picayune, from Mexico, dated
17th April, says: "Mr. Sevier arrive s
here on Saturday.. Both ho and Mr..
Clifford say that they can have but very
few words with the Mexicans, and these
are to ratify the treaty quickly, and the
General•in-Chief has within a few days
declared that he will be very soon either
in Vera Cruz or Queretaro. This is the
only way to deal with Mexicans for
their strength is entirely in procrastina•
LIEUT. CRITTENDEN, who acquainted
Santa Anna with the disagreeable fact
that 'General Taylor never surrenders,'
is now at Cincinatti.