Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, February 27, 1849, Image 2

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Hoover's Ink.
for sale at this office.
PAY Ur.—We have been sending bills to dis
tant subscribers who have as yet paid us noth
ing on their subscriptions. We hope they will
respond by paying up. And we give notice to
all in arrears, far and near, that if their accounts
are not settled Wore the first day of June
next, they will be put into the hands of officers
of the law. We are determined to know what
we are doing.
its. K. PoLs.—Those who desire to form a
correct idea of Mr. Polk's con.iciontioirincx,
and consistency, are invited to peruse the state
ment of Mr. Wilmot, which will be found in a
brief abstract of the debate which occurred in
Congress the other day on the Mexican Indem
nity bill.
' CAVERN LICENSE.-Those who intend making
application for License at the April Court,
should hand in their petitions for publication
MAatiAnes AND DEATns.—Notices of mar
riages and deaths are aim', s inserted by us with
pleasure, free of charge, when handed in.—
When this is not done, however, they need not
be expected to appear.
Gen. Talkies Cabinet,
In regard to Gen. Taylor's Cabinet but two
facts are yet known. These are that Mr. Crit
tenden has declinefaccepting of any place, and
that the appointment of Secretary of State has
been tendered to John M. Clayton. Gen. T's
letter to Mr. Clayton was sent by Telegraph
from Cincinnati to Washington on Saturday.
This appointment will give great satisfaction
to the friends of Gen. Taylor. With the excep
tion of the two great Statesmen of Kentucky,
we do not think there is a man living who stands
higher with the Whig party than John bI. Clay
ton; and Mr. Crittenden being out of the way,
we believe the Whigs—had they been called
upon to decide—would almost unanimously have
selected Mr. Clayton for this post.
It is still thought that George Evans, of
Maine, will be appointed Secretary of the
Treasury. Should such be the case, scarcely
less general satisfaction will be felt than in the
selection of Mr. Clayton.
Public Defaulters.
A pamphlet, containing a List of defaulters
to the State, has been published. The List is
an appalling one. Almost every old Collector
of Tolls in the State is a defaulter—and some
for a very large amount. The total amount of
these defalcations is more than FOUR HUN
the way the tax-payers of the country are rob
bed. Heavy taxes are annually laid and col
lected, and the office-holders steal the money
as fast as it is paid in. There is something
radically wrong about this matter. It is well
known that every officer through whose hands
public money has to pass is required to give bail
for the faithful performance of his dat 4 y. Why
then is not the amount of their defalcations col
lected hem their bail I The tax-payers of the
country will look to the officers at Harrisburg,
whose duty it is to decide upon the sufficiency
of the bail tendered by public officers, for an
explanation. They will not tamely submit to
this wholesale robbery any longer. They are
willing to pay taxes to sustain the public credit,
but they are not - willing to be strained of their
money to fill the pockets of ptildie thieves.
Another Itogue Caged.
Samuel Waters, confined in the Bedford coun
ty prison for some time past, open a charge of
robbing the County Treasury, in August last,
confessed his crime before the Criminal Court,
The Daily News says :—" The locofoco press
last week, and was sentenced to two years anti r
has been laboring for some months to produce
six months imprisonment in the Western Pen
itentiary, at Pittsburg. , the impression that a difficulty—an open fend—
Mr. Waters was formerly Steward of the exists between the Hon. James Cooper and
Poor House of Bedford county, and while act-
Gov. Johnston ; and a correspondent of the
Ledger, [who by the way was a locofoco merit
ing in that capacity was charged with certain
mal-practices or misdemeanors by the editor of her of the last legislature, from this county,) in
the Bedford Inquirer, who was prosecuted for noticing the discussion on Saturday last, on the
North Branch Canal bill, says "Mr. Cooper led
a libel and had to pay a fine of $250, the court
refusing to admit the evidence he offered to sub-
the assault upon the governor," while "Messrs.
stantiate the charce lie had made. Embold-
Biddle, Eshelman and Ball defended the atlinin-
ened, undosbted!y, as Waters was by the result nitration." The charge here made is wholly
of the prosecution against the editor of the In
and entirely untrue, and the correspondent must
have known it to be so when he indited the let-
quirer, he plunged deeper in crime, and was
Fog CALIFORNIA.—The Daily News says :
not checked until he had robbed the Treasury
ter. Mr. Cooper did administer a severe rebuke
We learn that a company is now forming in this
. to Mr. Biddle, for committing an act which he
of the county of about $3,000 for which lie was to
which offers unusual inducements and conceived to to be a gross violation of the dignity I
apprehended, and after confession, has been
vantages to those desirous of emigrating to Cal
of the body ; but in doing so, we have been as- C,..„. Peter Miller, of Easton, died, leaving
sentenced as above. Justice is soinetinies, slow
about $3OO 000 worth of property which, by
ifornia. It is to consist of twenty persons, all
seed by those who heard him, lie made no as- , '
but sure. Waters was a leading locofoco in having cap . ital; and the association, as represen-
Bedford county. stoat, and used no language which could in any will, he directed to be loaned to mechanics and
tad to us, is formed on a plan of the largest ben.
Possible manner be construed into an assault farmers, and li it accumulated interest, this
Outs U. S. SENATOL.--The Ohio Legislature
uon Gov. Johnston. The wish of the comes- too should be loaned out. No part of the prop- efits to all concerned. A ship has already been
elected Salmon P. Chase, aU. S. Senator for p
, arty was ever to be sold, but the humble' was purchased, and will commence in a few days
once , poncient was doubtless 4 father to the thought."
six years from the Ith of March next, in
l'hose who know Jas. Costar, know that he n
to be continued perpetually. If there loaning
, with available cargo.
of Mr. Allen, whose term expires. Mr. A'len i
is incapable of doing anything to destroy the b , person to loan, an asylum was to he built
TALL COCI.LE.—The New York correspond
the locofoco candidate, Mr. Chase is a '
is nth the unemployed money. Last week the ,
, unity of the Whig party of Pennsylvania, and ant ot the Pennsylvanian, in his letter of the
Free Soil democrat.
Court of Northampton decided against the va
as a consequence, its usefulness to the State.— 17th instant, writes as follows
The President elect. , Fie. is too firmly wedded to Whig principles, litlity of the will, and a nephew of the deceased
"There is to be a tall wedding th-night, at
The President elect, arrived at Washington and is governed by motives too pure and lofty, falls heir to the property, as his nearest survi- the American Mueum. The giaut and giantess
on Friday evening Wit, and met a most enthu- to ene,age in anything of the kind. Gov. JOHN. ving relative. are to be married ! The fair one is a
de l i
young Quakeress, 21 years of age, is nearly 8
sitistic and hearty weico:ne. lle was met at STUN has thus far fully met the expectations of WlLL.—While at Louisville 1 feet high, and weighs 337 pounds' The br e
the Relay House, where he arrived at 4 o'clock those who elected him; and so long as he cons Ge K n i .7:ylo ' r ". gs A fairly conquered bythe ladies: Broom ls ' 27 years old, stands plump . 8 feet inyesterday. afternoon, by an immense crowd, times to do so, deserves and will receive the and for Upwards of two hours the plors of the his stockings and weighs 508 pounds. The
which had gone out on a special train from Bal- support of Mr. Cooper and every other true Galt House, literally overflowed with beauty, colossal couple are thus Well matched.
amore to meet him. Mrs. Taylor the lady of i Whig throughout the State. l'his is what the The ladies seemed charmed onto the opportu
the President, and Col. Bliss and lady, left Bal- Whigs who elected Mr. Cooper to the U. S. ntlitteYir'fadPmarri:ttionthteoirthreesoV. A GENTLE HINT.—The Cincinnati Chronicle
amore on Thursday afternoon for Washington ; Senate expects at his hands, and as one of his pair of ruby lips were presented, receiving as says :—"A gentleman who came up the river
and all have taken apartments at Willard'. city friend., w e have no fear. Nit the expectation hearty kisses . lips could possibly desire. It with Gen. Taylor as far as Smithland, informed
will be fully realized. The Whig Party of is said that some of the jealou s young gentle- us the the General stated in conversation that
m 'ere not
ea a d thinking e
U"' The Furnace of the Berlin Iron Works, Penn ' s is at the present time a unit, and all true Zi::k7 instd ofhttle
kissi di ng. a e !nem matter Old
of was an officeholder when a new adminis
if h
in Union county, belonging to Jared Irvin, was Whigs are expected to load their aid and influ- , thrm, kissed with a veryssatisfi decided relish. He I tration came into power, against which he had
recently "'dewed "et." f once to.keep it so. , never does things by halves. I taken an active part, he would ',Sign his office."
Gov. Johnston.
The probability having been suggested in sev- The fears and jealousies evinced by the Loco
eral quarters, of Gov. Johnston being culled to I foco press upon the subject of appointments,
a place 'in the Cabinet of General Taylor, the removals, &c., &e., Is really extraordidary.—
Philadelphia North American" and 0 11 , uily When that party is in power, they act fully up
News" both unite in deprecating such a step.— jto Gov. Marcy's rule, that to the victors be-
We, too, in the language of the Carlisle Herald, long the spoils." Heaven help the poor Whig
would raise our humble voice against Governor who holds office by any accident—he is pursu-
Johnston's leaving his present distinguished ed, hunted down, turned out without remorse
post. Gov. Johnston is emphatically the great or feeling of any kind. The name cif mad dog
leader of the Whig party of Pennsylvania.— is not more certain th create a hu., and cry
He has won not only high political statidn, bitt through the streets, nor the luckless cur who is
the highest place in the affections df the Whigs pursued, to be immolated, than the name of
of Pennsylvania, by his display of those corn- wing is sure to produce similar effects upon the
minding qualities which unerringly distinguish incumbent of office who is within the reach of
a great popiilar leader. The value of Governor Locofoco cupidity and vengeance ;'but when the
Johnston's services to the Whigs of Pennsylva- case is reversed, it is the height of proscription
nia can scarcely be estimated. Under the flat- to touch one of the anointed. Thus, a claim is
tering auspices of success which the nomination attempted to be established that all the offices of
of General Taylor afforded, it was still the bold the country, at all times belong to Locofocoism.
and powerful onset made by Gov. Johnston The old democratic ule of ‘ 4 rotation in office"
against Incofocoism, that alone made the assn- means nothing, unless it is to give a place to
rances of Victory doubly sure. And it is his some one or more brawling, political time
wise, prudent and moderate administration of servers of ultra-dyed-in-the-wool Locofocoism.
our State affairs so far, that gives Whigs the The constant cry kept on this subject, shows
surest confidence in the continuance of our po- a sensitiveness which makes fully manifest the
litical supremacy. We repeat that Pennsylva- ; immense number of those who feel that their
nia cannot spare Gov. Johnston. He is the interference with the freedom of opinion, their
very «life and soul and true embodiment" of brow-beating of their fellow-citizens at elec-
Pennsylvania character and patriotism. The tions, and the general prostitution of their offices
assigning of a Cabinet post to one of her many to the purposes of their unscrupulous masters,
distinguished sons will be warmly appreciated, unfit them to remain ; since no such men can be
but Pennsylvania cannot now spare Gov. John- i permitted to disgrace public station under the
new administration. The louder this cry is
raised, the more certain is it that it comes from
this corrupt source. The quiet, honest public
officer, who is conscious of no such offending,
has little if any alarm, and relies upon the ev
idence lie can produce that he has faithfully dis
charged his duties without intolerance . of any
Such men, we presume, are rare; but few or
many, they are the men who will claim the con
sideration of the new government, and not the
noisy and turbulent, who are crying out through
their political organs, like the guilty school
boy, who assures his master of his innocence ,
before any charge is made against him, thereby
fully establishing his guilt.—Daily News.
We may add that the state of parties in the
Legislature devolves with peculiar force upon
the Whigs the duty of strengthening the hands
of the Administration. The flush of victory is ,
upon us, but success will be barren of good re
sults unless harmony and union prevail in our I
councils. Au unscrupulous party, not in a de
minority, is seizing every opportunity to
villify, and every means, fair and foul, to assail
and weaken an Administration, which they I
truly fear has sealed the doom of their pros
perity. Under such circumstsnees let it be
the pride as well as the duty of every Whig
member to stand up fearlessly and faithfully in
the support of the Administration. The peo
ple expect this cheei fully at their hands. The
Whig party has lately had an opportunity of
conferring high distinction upon two of its
cherished sons—it now expects them, and all,
to be united in support of party interests and
public welfare.
The Longstreth Guillotine.
We understand, says the Reading Journal,
that a new democratic sub-organization is get
ting limier way, made up of the particular friends
of the defeated candidate for Governor—who so
wisely held on to his place as Canal Commis- ' ,
sioner. The clique is made up of the Long
streth men par rxrellenee. Defeated in the Go- '
bernatorial contest, they fall back on the spoils
of the Canal Commissioner's office, and are
keeping their party in quite a ferment about
the offices. The great effort is now to remove
all the friends of Mr. Bigler—particularly Dr.
Holmes—she present able Superintendent of the
Columbia Railroad. Mr. Longstreth being sick,
Mr. Painter visited him in Philadelphia and
they had matters in their own hands. A num
ber of democratic heads were chopped off,
among the rest that of James A. Dunlap, col
lector at Easton—and the defeated candidate
for State Treasurer, (Mr. Longstreth hits a par
tiality for defeated candidates,) Mr. Jeff. Heck
man, (meataxe) appointed.
Another session has just been held in Phila
delphia and the work of Reform continued.—
All the old Burns men have to walk the plank.
Even our friend W. R. NcCAv, Collector at
Lewistown—who every body wasted continued
—had to make room furl). W. McCormica.—
We sincerely regret theremoval of McCoy.
The Pa. Telegraph speaking of this matter
says :
These appointments and removals have made
no little stir in the Locofoco camp, which Belies
forth both murmurings and threats. It is loudly
talked that the friends of Mr. Bigler have all
been proscribed, and those that held appoint
ments on the public works driven off. It is
said there is fun brewing—we shall see.
Hon. James Cooper and Gov. John-
. Carlisle Volunteer, a rabid Locofoco
paper, speaking of the recent appointments of
the Canal Board, says:—
Cumberland county fares about as
usual—one small contemptible office is
all she gets. We had hoped for better
treatment than this ; and, when we take
into consideration the fact that the pro
miie was made that this county should
have at least two appointments, we feel
that gross injustice has been done the
democracy of old Cumberland. Dauphin
county—with her one thousand Federal
majority, has received six appointments,
viz :—one Collector, one Supervisor, one
eightnaster, two State Agents, and the
Secretary to the Board of Commission-
c rs. And old Cumberland—the mother
of counties—receives one, and a very
small one at that! Is this fair ?—is it
just ?—is it honorable 1
correspondent , of the Ledger charges that the
system of levying " black mail" is in operation
at Harrisburg. We had previously heard simi
lar statements from respectable sources, and
have no doubt of their correctness.
It is an evil that almost necessarily follows
the present system of granting special acts of
incorporation. In New York, a few years since,
the practice became so flagrant that a conven
tion was imperatively demanded by the people,
and the constitution so amended as to prohibit
the granting of any special charter by the Leg
islature. All acts of incorporation in that
State are now procured under general laws,—
and the anti-tank and anti-corporation patriots
there are deprived of the ' , accommodations" so
easily procured under the old system.
Let the New York system be adopted in Penn
sylvania, and the demagogues who now thrive
by denouncing corporations will find their occu
pations gone. There will then he no necessity
on the part of those who are now compelled to
procure charters by log-rolling or submitting to
be fleeced by loud-mouthed locofocos, and leg
islation will become pure and disinterested.—
That such a time will come, sooner or later, we
have no doubt may its advent be speedy!
CC?" Considerable excitement prevails in Al
legheny City in consequence of the discovery
that no less than five graves in one of the cem
eteries, have been robbed of bodies deposited
in them. As the relatives of the deceased per
sons are all highly respectable, they are deep
ly sympathised with by their fellow-citizens.
One or two men have been arrested, charged
with being the authors of this outrage. Sev
eral of the most respectable physicians and
students of Allegheny, are said to be implica
ted in the transaction.
• Henry S. Fuller, Esq.
The following favorable and well deserved
notice of this gentleman is given by thqcorres
pondent of the Public Ledger. Mr. F. is the
Whig representative from Lucerne county :
"Upon the consideration of the bill for the
completion of the North Branch Canal, Mr.
Fuller made an eloquent and argumentative
speech in favor of the measure, which was re
plete with statistics riled facts. Mr. F. appears
td be a man of more than ordinary ability.—
This, his first speech, made a very favorable
impression. lie is a young man, a lawyer, in
easy circumstances, very pleasant and of pop
ular manners ; and, though a Whig, was elect
ed from the strong Democratic county of Lu
cerne by over 1100 majority ! The Whigs are
talking strongly of making him their next can
didate for Canal Commissioner—the candidates
of both parties, indeed, will probably fie selec
ted froth the North. The tendency is decided
ly to take as State candidates for office, young
and active men, who, like Johnston, can take
the stump."
Tae Ouro "BLACK LAws."—The law in
Ohio, which prevented colored mdn from bear
ing, testimony, and pressed them with other
disabilities equally unjust and aggravating, has
been repealed. This question has constituted
one of the political issues in that State for sev
eral years. The Whigs, generally, advocated
repeal ; but the few who opposed it, when uni
ted with the locofoco members of the Legisla
ture, were sufficient to prevent the success of
the measure. Now, however, loco focoism is
found advocating what it heretofore so stub
bornly opposed. The odious blot upon the
statute book of that State, has been wiped out,
by a very strong vote in the House, and by a
vote of 23 to 11 in the Senate.
In connection with this repeal, a law was
passed establishing schools for the education of
colored children—to be supported by the tax
paid by the colored tax-payers of the State.
These are salutary advances in the onward
march of humanity and justice.
just reported in the House of Representatives,
by 4r. Li (a Whig meniher of course,)
authorizing a State Loan of $t2,000,000, to be
taken by the Banks, and issued in the form of
one, two and three dollar bills, has taken the
people completely by surprise.—Reading Ga
zette. •
The above is from the leading locofoco paper
in Berks county. The assurance with which
Mr. Little (well known to all intelligent read
ers as the leading and ablest locofoco in the
Flouse,) is called a Whig, is an excell , nt test
of the intelligence of the locofocos of Berks
county. The Intelligencer of this city denoun
ces Mr. Little's bill, but does not venture to
call him a Whig—that wouldn't do in old Lan
caster, even for locofocos ; but in Berks it's
just the thing !—Lancaster Examiner.
A MALE Car IN THE MAIL—The Montgom
ery (Ala.) Gazette, of Saturday, says that quite
an extraordinary event occurred at the post
office, in that city, on Friday evening, after the
arrival of the northern mail. On opening one
of the large brass-lotk letter bags in the dis
tributing room, the crowd of clerks were thrown
into a state of no little wonderment, by the
prompt leaping therefrom of an apparitioi? in
the shape of a large Tenn-Cat—having come
thus ensacked all the way from Augusta, Ga.—
He came viithout label or direction, ant seem
ed to be none the worse for his trip.
FRANCE.-The New York Courier des BiatB
Thus states, on the authority of the Corsaire,
(Paris paper,) that Louis Philippe has address
ed a letter, both to the President of the Repub
lic and O.lilon Barrot, the President of the
council; in whirls he protests the purity of his
intentions and his determination to keep aloof
from public aflitirs, in rase he should be allow
ed to return to France. lie and his sons, should
they return to France, propose to bind them
selves by a formal oath, to aba ndon all preten
sions to the government.
SELVES. -The citizens of California experien
cing the inconveniences of being without a gov
ernment. are calling meetings to appoint dele
to a general convention for the purpose of
nominating a suitable candidate for Governor.—
They say it is the duty as well as the privilege
of all good American citizens, when thrown
upon their own resources, to adopt such meas
ures for their own protection ea comports with
the constitution of the United States, and will
best subserve the interests of the citizens of
the territory. The people of Oregon were
compelled to resort to the same mode of procu
ring a government, until the General Govern
meet provided them with one.
[Correspondence of the Huntingdon Journal.]
HARnisnena, Feb. 23, 1849
Mn Dena COLONEL have all got safely
over the 22d without accident, and it has been
a very agreeable one. The usual reading of
Gen. Washington's Farewell address was gone
through with in the Legislature, and at night a
grand ball came off at the Shakspeare Ilotel.—
It was perhaps the largest and most pleasant
party of the kind that has occurred hers in six
or eight years. There were abont fifty ladies,
combining the beauty, fashion and dimes of the
place, as well as several strange faces, that
were, of course, more interesting. Capt. Small
was door manager, assisted by several mem
bers, &c. and the dancing, waltzing, polkas,
supper, 4.c., went off admirably.
The ladles of the Douglass No. 2 Daughters
of Temperance have been holding a fair for two
nights past. The assemblage of ladies and
gentlemen of the first circle of colored citizens
was large and no doubt considerable sum was
The French Philosopher and Philanthropist,
Mos. Alexandre Vattemare is here, on a mission
of international exchanges. Ile brought nu
merous Literary presents and will take some
back from us to France. AI. V. is an enthusi
ast and republican and his mission is one of
great merit, and will be highly beneficial to
both countries.
We had a fine fall of snow yesterday, but to
day a warni sun has walked into it terribly, so
that sleighing will be out of the question after
to night. This is good news for the livery
That unfortunate Ohio and Erie Railroad
act was this morning repealed by the House, by
a pretty ssrong vote—fifty and more voting to
repeal. So that question is out of the way.—
The people of Erie have said, through their
representatives, that they will build the road
any how, and they will probably do it. It is
but about 30 miles, along the lake shore, and
every foot of the land will be given by the own
ers. The Legislature of Ohio has become
alarmed at this repeal, and a few days ago the
House of Representatives of that State passed
the following resolutions :
Resolved, That this body has learned with
re4rot that the Legislature of the Common
wealth of Pennsylvania is at this time seriously
contemplating a departure from that liberal
policy that has so long characterized her own
and the action of her sister States on this sub
ject, by the repeal of the charter of the Ohio
and Erie Railroad Company.
Resolved, That we cannot but regard this as
nn attempt to force from its natural channel a
large portion of the commerce of the Northern
States, and compel the same to seek the sea
board through the line of improvements con
structed by the State of Pennsylvania, from
which can flow nothing but disappointment to
herself and injury tothose States whose products
she covets.
Resolved, That the State of Ohio sincerely
deprecates a system of countervailing, retalia
tory enactments in the legislation of any of the
States of this Union ; and while she most 801-
emnly protests against a course of conduct on
the part of her sister State that will render the
adoption of measures so odious, necessary for
her own protection, she deems it due to her
own dignity, to the interest of her citizens and
the welfare of her sister States, to declare that,
if it shall be found to be the settled determina
tion of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
that the great line of railroad communication
between the seaboard and the West, thong the
Southern shores of the Lakes, shall be inter
'rupted and broken by her refusal to the right of
way, or the same through her territory border
ing upon the shore of Lake Erie, then will a re
sort to measures of retaliation become the im
perative duty of this State, from the perform
ances of wliich, at the proper time, she will by
no means shrink.
This'is 'tall talking,' ain't it 1
The bank question is troubling both Houses,
but it has not yet ripened sufficiently. The
model bill of Mr. Laird is a queer animal.
The North Branch Canal bill has been killed
and resuscitated in the Housesince I wrote last.
It may pass yet, though the matter looks rather
bad for the canal just now. The bill providing
for avoiding the Philadelphia inclined plane will
probably pass.
The Legislativ Temperance association is
going on bravely. Its good effects are already
seen in the physiognomies of many who were
in the habit of trimming their eyes with red
tape• HeNTiNiiDois.
Letter from Lamartine.
The Boston Atlas, of Wednesday, contained
a letter from Lamartine to Peter T. Homer,
Esq., who, as it will be remembered, was the
barer to France of the address adopted by the
citizens of Boston to the Members 'Atha French
Provisional government. The following is the
Pants, 25111 May 1848. ,
SIR:—It is a subject of great gratifi
cation to me, to have to transmit to you
in the name of the Executive Govern
ment of the French Republic, our uni
ted thanks for the address of which you
were the bearer, from the city of Bos
ton. The sympathy which it expresses
for the welfare of our rising Republic
is the more precious, as coming from
the town which gave birth to Franklin ;
and which rose first, among the cities of
America, to cast off the yoke, and en
gage in the conquest of independence;
--that glorious struggle, in which it
was the privilege of many of the sons
of France to take part, and imbibe those
principles of freedom and of the rights
of man, which after many years' contest
have at length triumphed under the ban
ner of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.
May 1 beg you to receive once more,
and to transmit to your fellow country
men, the thanks of the Executive Gov
ernment of France, and the expression
of our sincere desire to cultivate those
friendly relations which have constant
ly existed between the two nations, and
which recent events will have tended
to strengthen and cement.
Peter T. Homer, Esq., Boston, United
Disunion at the South.
The address of Mr. Calhoun is received with
the utmost coldness at the South, and in some
qatirters with the most decided disapprobation.
It finds nb echo in the Southern heart, and the
entire movement is as freely regretted there, as
it is condemned at the north. Our brethren of
the south appreciate at highly our priceless
Union, as we do Of the north, and swords even,
cannot dissever it. The N. 0. Bre of the 2nd
inst., a leading Southern journal, in comment.
ing upon the address of Mr. Calhoun, uses the
following eloquent and forcible language, and
such indeed, is the tone of the majority of Lire
Southern Press:
" Before the disunionists can carry
out their incendiary schemes, they must
overcome the stern and manful opposi
tion of the stern friends of the Union
who abide among them: They must
beat dOwn and destroy their oii•n broth
ren—slaveholders lilce themselves, lov
the south and her institutions with fil
lial regard, but loving and venerating
above all, this glorioug and united re.
public. If swords are to be drawn and
muskets shouldered for the purpose of
disolving our Union, there will be found
in the South itself thousands of gnllant
souls prepared to resist the aggress
sor, and to defend our greilt
compact, even unto death. We tell MN .
Calhoun and his associates, that beyond
the confines of the State where his will
is law, the public opinion of the South
is against him, legislative resolves and
protests squinting at dissolution to the
contrary notwithstanding. The South
has no affection for the Wilmot Proviso,
and views the aggressions of the North
with an unfriendly eye, but the evils
that may regult from these contempla
ted inroads upon our rights are a thou
sannd fold more endurable than the
woes unnumbered which appal the ima
gination at the prospect of disunion.
The South will have none of Mr. Cal
houn's desperate remedies. With Dan
iel Webster she exclaims,—" The Union
now and forever—one and insepera
House of Delegates, by a vote of 71 to 18, has
ordered the bill to allow the Banks to issue
small notes, to be engrossed. It has been
amended so as to require the Banks accepting
the act to put their five dollar notes on the same
footing as the smaller notes.
8.:7* Gm. SHIEI.IN was shot through the breast
at Cerro Gordo, and reported mortally woun
ded," yet recovered, and now takes the place
of Judge Breese in the United States Senate.—
This has given rise to the following good thing
by a Sucker wag
,6 Some men have lost their heads' and lived,
Rut stranger far than these,
The shot that passed through Shields' breast,
Instead of him killed Breese."
A MAN EATEN BY RATs !—The St. Louis Or•
gan of the Bth inst., has a paragraph in its first
column, stating that a man had been taken to
the calaboose in that city, in a state of intoxi.
cation, and left alone during the night. Ile died,
and when the body was found in the morning,
it was marathon half devoured dy rats!
MORE PROGRESS.—The Phila. News,
says: " The judiciary committee of the
State Senate, have reported a bill pro
viding that in all cases of conviction of
the crime of murder in the first degree
in this , State, it shall be lawful for the
uovernor, on the reccommendaiion of
the court and jury, to commute the pun
isement of death to imprisonment fur
life in the penitentiary of the proper
district." A law of this hind, probably,
would be preferable to the abolition of
the death penalty, as, in the firSt place,
it would test the milder punishment,
and obviate all the objections which the
friends of the "Relic of Barbarism,"
can name—and then, if after a fait tri
al it is proved mat " Mercy increases
crime and murder," the Executive will
at once refrain from exercising the pow
er invested in his hand.—lt seems to us
that the bill referred to, is the very
thing wanted, and we opine others will
see it in the same light.
ACCIDEST.-A serious accident occur
red on Tuesday morning in the Public
School in Southwnrlc, Philadelphia.
Some time after the Scholars had as
sembled, numbering in all about six hun•
dred boys and girls, nn alarm of fire
was raised. Immediately the greatest
consternation prevailed throughout the
school. The girls mid a number of the
boys rushed for the door, and while thus
crowded together the bannister gave
way, and the whole mass of living be
ings was suddenly precipitated to the
lower floor, piled one on top of the oth
er some twelve or fifteen deep. Their
screams and cries while in this situation
were heart-rending. I regret to learn
that fifteen of ahem were badly injured,
and six others very dangerously—one
of the girls hind her leg broken, and
many others were crushed and bruised.
The alarm of fire, producing this sad
result, was false.
Executors , Notice.
LETTERS testamentary having been
granted to the undersigned on the estate
of Matthew Garner, late of Penn town
ship, in the county of Huntingdon, de
ceased, all persons indebted to said es
tate are hereby notified to call and make
payment, and all persons having claim s
against the same are requested to pre
sent them duly authenticated for settle
ment to the subseribers.
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