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1W JAMES CLARK
VOL. XIII, NO. 23.
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May 2,1849. t(.
RICH AND RACY !
FISHER, MeNIURTRIE & CO., avail
themselves of this means of making
known to their old friends and customers that they
have greatly enlarged their room, and are now
opening at the old and well known corner, a very
large and splendid assortment of
Spring and Summer Goods,
which will be sold
20 Per Cent. Cheaper
than was ever before known in this latitude.
Their stock is heavy and has been selected with
great care, so that the wants of the WHOLE
PEOPLE may be implied. In addition to their
former variety they have added a fine assortment
of HATS, CAPS, and
Ready-. Made Clothing,
which now renders their establishment a
where everything useful and ornamental may be
found. and at prices which DEFY all competition!
Fur example: They are selling at 'eland
Dress Lawns for 12i cents. per yard,
Calicoes, from 3to 6 do. do.,
Bleached Muslin at 4 do. do.,
Good Brown Sugar at 6# cents per lb.;
best Rio Cuttbe at 10 cents per lb.; Alo.
lasses, 25 cents per gallon. And to cup
the climax, they are able and willing to
sell a FULL SUIT of Ready-made Cloth-
in for the small so; of 2:50.
For furtherparticulars, please call at
the 'OLD LOCUST CORNER,' where
the important fact will be proven that
Fisher, AlcAlurtrie& Co. haVe thelargest,
the BEST and the CH1141 ) EST stock of
Goods ever offered for sale in Hunting-
don! [April 6 10348.
T FITTERS of administration on the estate or
A Alex. ()win. Esq. t late of the borough of
Huntingdon, dec'd., having been wanted to the
undersigned, he hereby gives notice to all imams
indebted to said dec'd to conic forward and make
payment, and to all persons having demands
against the seine to Want them properly authen
ticated, without delay.
WM. I'. ORI3IBOIsT,
NOTICE is hereby given that letters of admin
istration have been granted to the undersigned,on
the estate of James Linn, late of Springfield town•
ship, deceased. Persons knowing themselves in
debted will come forward and make payment, and
all those having claims will present them duly au
thenticated for settlement.
CASPER LINN, and
J AMES LINN,
,ID.III.VISTRaTOR' NO TICE
NOTICE is hereby given that letters of admin.
istration have been granted to the undersigned on
the estate of Benjamin Strong, late of Union tp.
All persons indebted will please come forward and
make payment immediately, and those having
claims will present them duly authenticated for
ELIZA STRONG, Admini.tratrix
,211.41INISTR4TORS' JYOTIC E.
Estate of Robert Ramsey, late of Spring
field township, Huntingdon county, dec'd.
]ETTERS of administration having
/having been granted to undersigned
on the said estate, all persons having
elnitns against the same are requested to
present them for settlempnt, and those
indebted are requested to make immedi
ate payment to
ROBERT RAMSEY, Adm'r.
May 16, 1848.
To the Editors of the National Amin
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
May 19, 1848. 5
GENTLEMEN: Mr. BAYLY has utterly
failed in his card of more than half a
column in your paper of this morning
to relieve himself from the dilemma in
which he placed himself by promising,
if convicted of error in the following is
sue, .‘ never again toinake another as
sertion in this House."
Here is the issue copied from Mr.
BAYLY'S card, and which he says is "pre
cisely and exactly" reported :
"The gentleman from Virginia had
said that we exported more agricultural
,products under a low than under a high
tariff. Under four years of the highest
tariff we had had we had exported more
to Great Britain, a hundred times, than
we had done for tour years under a low
"Mr. DAILY. I beg leave to take is•
sue with the gentleman."
And your Reporter says :
" Mr. STE wAnT repeated the statement
that our breadstuffs exported to Great
Britain for four years under the tariff of
'2B, contrasted with the same exports
for four years under the compromise bill,
amounted to a hundred times larger
amount under the high than under the
Here, then, is the result taken from
official reports, fully sustaiujng my
Four years under the high tariff of 1828
Exports of breadstuff's to Great Brit
Four years under the low taryf—compro.
Exports of breadstaffs to Great Brit-
This table, with others, I handed to
Mr. BAYLY in the House. He has copied
it into his Cord without disputing its
accuracy or q.testioning a figure it con
tains. Then 1 subunit, is not Mr. GAYLY
bound to future silencel But, as he has
promised to answer me, it would be un
fair to hold him to his pledge.
My object is not to answer Mr. BAY.
lA, but to disabuse the public mind, and
repel the attempt of the Secretary of
the Treasury to make the impression
that the great increase in the exportation
of breadstuff's was owing, not to the
famine but the tariff of 1846—repeating
over and over in his report that our ex
ports of breadstuffs have always been
greater under a low than under a high
tariff—which I asserted was not only
unfounded in fact, but that the reverse
was true. And 1 now assert that our•
exports of brendstuffs to Great Britain
—viz : England, Scotland, and (reload
=Amounted to more during the four
years of the " high tariff' of 1828," than
during the whole period from the com
mencement of the detailed reports in
1821 down to 1845—a quarter of a cen
tury. I give the amounts from the offi
cial reports, carefully revised, viz : To
tal exports to Guest Britain, tinder the
tariff of 1828, four years, $10,459,143.
Total from 1821 to 1845, (four years off;)
twenty-live years, $6,676,543. This
embraces every species of breadsatits—
flour, wheat, corny corn meal, rye, oats,
and all other grain, including potatoes
—average per annum $685,795.
Yet, in the face of these official facts,
the effort is gravely made by the Secret
Lary of the Treasury to make the farm
ers believe that the tariff of 1846 and
low duties had produced the great in
crease last year an the export of bread
Now, let nit ask the Secretary and
his advocate, Mr. BAYLY, if the tariff of
1846 produced an export of more than
thirty-rive millions of dollars worth of
breadstuffs to Great Britain ► more than
double as much as she took in twenty
five years before, what has brought it
down this year to less than one.tcnth
part of the amount she took last year—
to three and a half instead of thirty
five millions '1 And what has reduced
the price of breadstuffs and provisions
to little more than half what they were
last year I Are these the effects of the
low tariff of 1846 1 If it produced the
increase; has it not produced the de
But Mr. BAYLY inquires "whether we
had not bettor confine our discussions
to the House." Certainly this is the
[CORRECT PRINCIPLES-SUPPORTED BY TlUTifil
HUNTINGDON, PA., TUESDAY, JUNE 0, 1848,
theatre I selected. The speech to which
the gentleman has now promised a reply
was made in the House more than four
months ago, when a prompt and full re•
ply was promised, but never given. On
that occasion I pointed out errors and
misstatement in the Secretary's report
in regard to the effects of high and low
tariffs on the revenue. imports and ex
ports, balance of trade and other matters
amounting variously to $1,087,867, $7,
202,657, $8,000,000, $15,202,657, $B2,
956,356, $176,166,242, $103,000,000,
$80,000,000, $401,976,076, $423,455,
724—errors of fact or errors of argument,
with many others of the like nature.
I said at the time these statements
would not be answered, because they
could not be successlully controverted,
my facts being derived from official re.
ports, and most of them from the Secre
tary himself specially referred to. Have
not my predictions been verified 2 More
than four months have elapsed and no
refs . .) , given, though promised at the
Mr. BAYLY intimates thnt he was not
aware of my speech until his attention
was called to it by letters from home in
quiring why it had not been answered.
I certainly sent Mr. BAYLY and every
other member of Congress, as well as the
Secretary of the Treasury, a copy as
soon as it was printed. I leave it with
Mr. BAYLY to determine whether this
discussion shall be further prosecuted,
and . if to be prosecuted when and where 1
MIX IMADINEIIII WXI
A LEGEND OP BRETON.
A very long while before the revolu.
tion, Vannes was a town even more beau
tiful and much larger than at present,
and instead of Monsieur le Prefet, it had
a king, who was master of all ! Those
who told me the things I am going to re
peat to you, did not acquaint me with
his name, but it appeared that he was a
man fearing God, and of whom they ne
ver spoke ill in the country.
He had been a widower a long while,
and lived happily with his daughter, who
was considered the most beautiful crea
ture in the entire world. They called
her Triphyna. Those who knew her
were assured that she had arrived at the
age When they put people in possession
of their estates without having commit.
ted a single mortal sin, and the king, her
father, would have preferred rather to
lose his horses, his cantles, and all his
farms, than to behold Triphyna discon
tented or unhappy.
In the meantime it came to pass that
one day the.ambassadors of Cornouaille
were announced. They came in behalf
of Cotnorre,-a powerful prince of those ,
times, who reigned over the country of I
white corn. After having of f ered to the
latter presents of honey, thread, and a
dozen young porkers, they told him that
their isaster had been at the last fair of
Vanne - 1, disguised as a soldier, that he
had seen the young princess, and that
lie had fallen desperately in love with
her ; that he would have her in marriage,
cost him what it might.
This information threw the king and
Triphyna into very great affliction, be
cause the Count Cotnorre was a giant,
and reckoned the most wicked man whom
God had created since the time of Cain.
When young, he had been accustomed
to find his pleasures in every wickedness,
and such was his evil disposition, that
when he departed from the castle, his
mother herself ran and pulled the rope
of the belfry, to warn the people to be on
their guard, and take care of themselves.
Later, when lie had become his own mas
ter, his eritelty increased. It is said,
that one morning in setting out to the
chase, he tried his cross-bow upon a
child wild Wits conducting d pony to pas
ture, and had killed him. At another
time, when lie returned without having
shot or taken anything, he uncoupled
his dogs, and set them upon the poor
people who were delayed in the country,
and made the dogs worry them as if they
had been wild beasts. But the most
horrible of all d'as that he had lit sue
cession no less than four wives, who had
died suddenly, without having received
the last sacrement ; so that it was sup
posed they had been killed by the knife,
fire, water, or poison.
The King of Vannes told the ambas
sadors that his daughter was too young
and her health too feeble to change her
condition; but the Klrriwods replied
bluntly, as it is their custom, that the
Count Cotnorre would not believe those
excuses, and that he had commanded if
they were not permitted to bring the
young princess away with them ' to de
clare war against the King of Venue...
The latter replied that they were the
masters.: Then the oldest of the envoys
set fire to a handful of straw, which he
cast to the wind, saying that the wrath
of Comorre should pass in that manner
over the white corn country ; after which
he departed with the others.
The father of Triphynn, who was a
man of courage, did not fear such a
menace, and collected all the soldiers he
could find, in order to defend his terri
tory. But a few days after, he heard
that the Count of Cornouaille was lead
ing a powerful army towards Vannes,
and very soon he saw him advancing,
with trumpets and cannons. He then
placed himself at the head of his people,
and the battle could not be delayed ;
when St. Veltas went and found Triphy
na, who was prayin,g in her oratary.
The saint took with him the cloth
which had served him as a sail to cross
the sea, and the staff to which he had
attached it by way of a mast, in order
to gather the wind. A glow of fire was
fluttering around his forehead. He an
nounced to the young princess that the
armies of Vannes and Cornouaille were
at that moment about to kill each other,
and asked her if she would not prevent
the death of so many Christians by con
senting to become the wife of Count Co
" Alas ! is it then the death of my joy
and my repose which God demands'!"
cried the young girl in tears. "Why
am I not a beggar 1 I should at least
marry a mendicant of my choice, Ah!
if it is the will of God, the Lord of the
earth, that I marry this giant, who makes
me tremble with fear, say for me, holy
man, the service for the dead—the count
Will kill tne, as he has done his other
But St. Veltas said to her,
"Fear nothing, Triphyna. Here is a
silver ring, as white as milk, and which
will serve you as a warning, for if Com•
orre does any thing to your detriment,
it will become as black as the wing of a
crow. Take courage then, and save the
Bretons from death."
The young princess encouraged by the
present of the ring, consented to the de ,
mend of Veltas.
• The saint returned without delay to
the two armies to announce to the chiefs
that good news. The King of Vannes
was in no hurry to give his consent to
the marriage, in spite of his daughter's
resolution, but Comorre made so many
promises, that he at last accepted him
for his son•in-law.
The marriage was celebrated with
such rejoicings as Were titter seen in the
two bishopfica. The first day tilos , fed
six thousand guests, and the next day
as many poor persons, whom the new
married couple served at table, notwith
standing their high and exhalted rank.
Afterwards they had dances, to which
they invited all the musicians of Lower
Brituny, and wrestling matches, when
the wrestlers of Brevelay thfeiti to the
earth the Kirnwods.
In fine, when the pots were empty, sad
the hogsheads at the dregs, each return
ed to his country and Comorre took away
with him his young bride, as a sparrow.
hawk carries away a poor yellow ham.
During the first months,
love for Triphyna rendered him more
gentle than could be expected from a per
spn of his nature. The prisons of the
castle remained empty, and the gibbets
of justice without food for the birds.
His vassals said to themselves in silence,
"What has happened to our master
that he no longer loves tears and blood 1"
But those who knew him better made
Triphyna herself, not withstanding
the kindness of the count towards her,
could not cheer herself to take any plea
sure. Every day she descended to the
chapel of the castle, and there she pray
ed upon the tombs of the four wives of
Comorre, who had made him a widower,
entreating God to preserve her from a
There was in those days a great as
sembly of Breton princes at Rennes,.
and Comorre was to be present. He
gave Triphyna all the keys of the castle,
even those of the cellar, and told her
to amuse herself according to her fancy ;
and he departed ; With a great retinue.
He did not return till the end of five
months, and was in a great hurry to
see Triphyna ; for he had hadsome anx
iety about her during his absence. As
he did not take time to give her it Warn ,
ing of his return, he presented himself
in her chamber when she was making a
little cap for a baby, trimmed with sil
On seeing the Cap, Centorre grew
pale, and asked what was to be its use.
The, countess, who believed that it
would give great joy to his heart ; decla
' red that before tWo miinths they should
have a child ; but at thnt news the Lord
Cornouaille drew back astonished, and
after having looked at Triphyna in a
terrible manner, he abruptly departed
without saying anything.
The princess might have fancied that
this was some caprice which the count
sometimes had, it she had ndt perceited,
in dropping her eyes, that the silver
ring had become black. She uttered a
cry of terror, for she recollected the
words of St. Veltas, and she understood
that some great danger menaced her.
But she could not guess why, nor dis
cover the means of escaping it. The
poor lady remained all the rest of the
day, and part of the night, trying to
conjecture the cause of the anger of the
count ; at last, as her agony increased,
she descended to the chapel to pray.
But behold, when she had finished
her chaplet, and when she was rising
to depart, midnight sounded upon the
clock ! At that instant, she saw the four
tombs of the four wives of Comorre
slowly open, and the spectres came out,
clothed in their shrouds.
Triphyna, half dead, would have fled,
but the phantoms cried to her,
" Take care, poor lost one, Comorre
is wishing to kill thee!"
"Me l' said the coantess ; " arid what
have I done to him that he wishes my
"Thou bast warned hint that in two
months thou wilt become a mother—and
he knows, thanks to the evil spirit, that
his first child will kill him. He depri
ved us of life, when he learnt from us
that which he has just heard from thee."
"Lord, is it possible 1 could have fall
en into such cruel hands 1" exclaimed
Triphyna, in tears ; " if it is thus, what
hope remains for me, and what can I
" Go, return to thy father, and the
land of the white corn," answered the
"Row fly 1" replied the countess,
" the giant dog of Comorre guards the
" Give him this poison, which killed
me," said the'first.
"And by what means can I get to the
bottom of the high wall 1" asked the
"Make use of this cord which stran
gled' me," ansWered the second:
" But' who shall direct me in the
night 1" resumed the princess.
" The flame which burnt me," answer
ed the third,
"And how shall I then make such a
long journey 1" said Triphyna again.
''fake the staff irhiel: split my fore ,
bend," replied the remaining phantom,
The wife of Comorre tad(' the staff ;
the flame, the cord, and the poison : she
quieted the dog, she descended the lofty
battlements ; she snw clear in the night;
and she took the road to Vannes, where
her father resided.
Comorre, who could not find her the
next day when he awoke, sent his page
throughout all the chambers to discover
where she was, but the page returned
and said that Triphyna wns not in the
Then the count ascended the doiijon;
or middle tower, and looked toward the
Toward the side of midnight, he ob
serired a raven croaking—toward the
quarter of the rising sun, a swallow fly
ing about—toward that of mid-day, a
gull, or sea-mew, gliding along in •the
air—and, toward sunset, a turtle dove
in rapid flight:
He immediately delared that•Triphy
nn was in that direction, and having
had his horse saddled, lie went in puv
suit of her.
The poOr lady was tiot yet farther
than the border of the wood which sur
rounded Comorre's castle, but she was
warned of his approach by seeing the
ring turning black. Then she rot upon
the moor and arrived at the cabin of a
shepherd, when there was no one but
an old.magpie in its cage.
The poor afflicted lady remained there
the'whole day, complaining and praying;
at length, when night came, she resu
med her journey by the footpaths which
traversed the flax and corn fields.
Comorre, who had followed the high
road, could not find her : but after trav
elling for two days, he came upon her
track on the moor. By ill-luck, he en
tered the shepherd's hut, and heard the
lonely magpie attempting to imitate the
lamentations of his countess. " Poor
Triphyna! poor Triphyna!" Comorre
knew then that his wife had passed that
way ; he called his bloodhound, and told
him to discover the track.
During this time, Triphyna pressed
on from fear ; notwithstanding her long
and fatiguing journey, she had nearly
reached Vannes, when her strength,
however, failed her, and she felt that
she could go no further ; she entered a
wood, laid herself down upon the grass,
and brought into the world a child, mar
velously beautiful, which was called at
a later period, St. Trever.
As she held it in her arms, weeping
over it, partly from sorrow, she perceiv
ed a falcon, with a golden collar around
its neck. It perched upon a neighbor
ing tree, and she recognized the favor-
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itc of her father; the king of the cdun ,
try where the *Hite corn comes from:
She called it immediately by its name;
the bird descended upon her knees; she
gave it the mysterious ring presented to
her by St. Veltas, and said to it:
Falcon; fly to my father, and tahe
him this ring ; When he sees it; he will
command his soldiers to mount their
horses. and Ilion wilt conduct then here
The bird understood her, seized the
ring, and flew like lightning towards
Vannes: But nearly at the same
ment, Comorte appefired upon the mind
with his blood-hound, which followed
the track of Triphyna, and as she had
parted with the ring which warned her
of danger, sins knew nothing of it till
she recognized the voice of the tyrant,
who was praising and encouraging his
hound. The poor innocent felt the ddld
running through her bones ; she had
only time to envelope the babe in her
mantle, and conceal it in the hollow of
a tree, when Comorre entered on his
' warhorse the glade of the wood Ithere
in she had taken shelter. till seeing
Triphyna, he tittered a cry similar to
that of a wild beast ; he advanced to
ward the unfortunate lady, who had
fallen upon her knees, and with d single
blow of his great sword severed her
head from her shoulders.
Believing himself to be tid of the mo.
thcr and child, he Whistiod al his dug,
and returned to Curnouaille.
But the falcon had arrited at thecourt
of the King of Vannes, who was dining
with St. Vehas ; he flew to the table,
and let fall the silver ring into his mas
ters cup; the latter no sooner recogni.
zed it than he cried
"Woe! woe! some misfortune has hap,
pened to my daughter, because the fal
con has brought Me her ring. Let them
saddle the horse quickly, and thou, St.
Veltas, accompany us, for I fear t hat she
will very soon require our help."
The serving men obeyed, and the kin g
departed with the saint and a numerous
They went at full gallop, following the
flight of the falcon, which conducted
them to the glade where they found
Triphyna dead, and her infant alive.
The king threw himself off his horse,
and his lamentations were so loud the
they wade the wood ring again 1 but St.
Vehas imposed silence upon him.
"Hold your tongue, ' said he, “and
pray to God with IW , , and all may yet
\\'iil► these words, he threw himself
upon his knees, and after having address=
cd a fervent prayer to Heaven, he said
to the corpse i
The corpse obeyed:
"Take thy head, and thy child," ad.
tied the saint, ".end fo llow us to the cas
tid of Cotnorre."
The corpse did as he commanded.
Then the king and his troop of horse re
mounted, and proceeded with all speed
toward Co mond i e ; but, however rapid , .
ly they travelled, the headless woman
was always in advance, holding her son
upon her lea arm, dad in her right hand
her pale head.
They thus arrived before the castle of
the murderer, Comorre, who saw them
comin7, and ordered the drawbridge to
be raised. fit. Veltas approached the
moat with the dead, and cried with a
"Count of Coraeuaille, I bring thee
back thy wife—such as thy wickedness
has made her—and the child, as God
gave it thee. Wilt thou receive them
under thy roof 1"
Comorre remained silent. St. Vehas
repeated the words a second time, then
a third time, and as no voice answered i
he took the baby from the arms of the
dead, and placed him upon the ground.
then was seen a miriac'e, which proved
the power of God—for the child walked
alone to the brink of the moat ; he took
a handful of sand, and threw it against
the castle and cried
"'rho Trinity does justice !"
At that instant, the towers shook with
a great noise, the walls opened, and the
entire castle sank down of its own ac.:
cord, burying the Count of Cornouaille,
and all those who had aided him in his
St. Voiles immediately replaced, the
head of Triphyna upon her shoulders,
laid his hands upon it, and the holy wo
man returned to life, to the great joy of
the King of Vannes, and all these who
et - The Baton Rode Advocate says :
—"Gen. Taylor has doffed the military
cap, and taken to wear a broad-brimmed
Quaker looking beaver, in which lie is
daily to be seen walking the swots, and
commingling familiarly with the citi
zens. His dress, out and out, is now
that of a l lain country gentleman
of the Alden times."