Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, April 03, 1849, Image 2
THE JOURNAL *tong ot Politics. • The' intideration which has marked the con _. duct of the new Administration, (says the Bal moister rxiscier.E.s—syrroarse so TRUTH.] i limiters American,) has not prevented the out - . ' tty of certain inurnals whose columns abound with such ph:sepses “proscription," victims," ksits -1 the i‘ guknotine," the working of the axe," sp h chopping off heads" and the like. These are terms of daily use, and have got to be so much of the political vernacular, as to be no longer HUNTINGDON, TifEHDAY, ARIL 3. 1147 regarded as figurative. Considering the source from which such out - - cries come, the sensitive mind is touched.— Hoover's Ink. These claimants of sympathy, these ministers ROOTER'S SUPERIOR WRITING INK I of woe, who express such horror at the idea of tor sale at this office. proscription, are peculiarly entitled to consid- TERMS, The "Hiwrintinott JOURNAL" is published at the following rates, viz : $1,75 a year, if paid in adv A nce ; $2,00 if paid during the year, and $2,00 if not paid until after the expiration of 1 the year. The above terms to be adhered to in all cases. No subseriptidn taker' for less than six months, and no paper discontinued until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the publisher. aj• All deficiencies in this number of the Journal will have to be set down to the account of moving and fixing up for the coming year, and excused. We do not own a 44 homestead," and therefore Olt exempt” from the annoy ance of mooing at the will of the landlords. irrCol. A. K. Cornyn, has again laid us un der obligations by his numerous favors during the week. Colonel, you'r a clever fellow. ta , " B. & W. SNARE, are in the market again with an elegant stock of Ready-made Clothing, which for quality and beauty they say can't be beat. Look in and see their stock. Mona New GOODS !—Donsyr & NAGVIRE, and Col. Gee. Gwix, have created finite an ex citement op town by the receipt of their splen did supplies of SPRING and SUMMER GOODS.— Their stores are within a few doors of each other, and we are pleased to observe are recei ving a patronage which they eminently deserve. Both these establishments were opened but one year ago, and already enjoy en extensive and rapidly increasing custom. Why is thtt ao ? The answer is easy—they ADVERTF.W!— And those who advertise not only sell the ' cheapest, but keep themselves supplied with the best and most elegant assortment of goods. • Appointments. [1:7" A telegraphic despatch from Washing- ton, on Friday last, says sixty Postmasters have been appointed in the interior of Pennsyl vania, all unimportant, however. Among the inferior Postmasters appointed to-day in Pennsylvania, are Lewisburg, Lewis town, Gettysburg, York Springs, two in Blair county, Mechanicsburg, Petersburg, Marietta, &c. These were all made in the Post office Department, and not in cabinet council. A later dispatch informs us that Samuel Roseberry, has been appointed Postmaster at Pittsburg. John N. Swoope, has been appointed Port master at Alexandria, in this county. This is an excellent appointment, and one that will fully meet the wishes of the People. The Legislature. We committed an error in our last, in stating that the supplement to the Pa. Railroad, in which some of our citizens fee an interest, had passed the Senate. During the pact week a bill providing for the cancellation and re-incur of the mutilated Relief Notes passed the Senate. And we are assured, on good authority, that it will pass the House. This is welcome news. The North Branch bill has again failed in the House by a vote of 34 to 47. This kills the bill for this session. The' bill forming a New Judicial District out of lluntingdon, Blair and Cambria, has pass ed second reading in the House. It will in all probability become a law. Changes. Numerous changes have taken place in the Public dowses of this place. Peter Livingston has retired from the Exchange Hotel, and is succeeded by A. Johnston. John Marks retires from the Mansion House in Allegheny Street, and is succeeded by Mrs. S. Hampson, who is succeeded in the Black Bear Hotel by Jas. D. McKinney. We hopo all may have lots of good customers. C:7" The Hon. Jesse Mitten, late Secretary of the Commonwealth, has become associated with Mr. Barrett in the Harrisburg Keystone. From his opening address, we judge he intends to give the Tariff and Bank portion of the De mocracy particular Jesse, should they refuse to follow his lead. What his thunder will amount to, remains to be seen. The Canal Board. From the address of Jas. M. Power, Esq., published in another column, it will be seen that the difficulty in the Canal Board in relation to the proper answer to be returned to a resolu tion passed by the House of Representatives, on the 9th inst., was settled in a full meeting of the board by the vote of Mr. Longstreth. A report was lirepared by the Board, end Was presented on Monday last. It *as understood to be a unanimous report upon the subject, ins til a communication from Israel Painter, sta. tills his dissent from the report of the majority, was presented to the House on the same day, but at a later period of the session. Whilst in Philadelphia, as we have learned, Mr. Painter gave his adhesion to the report, but no sooner :lad he got out of the presence of Mr. Long streth and come into that of some one of his masters at Harrisburg, than his views under went a wonderful change, and in consequence a counter report was submitted ! The strongest evidence that could be adduced Ca" The Senate, in Extra Session, adjourned that Mr. Painter Was in the wrong and Mr. I sine die on Friday. Much of their proceedings Power in the right, is the fact, that Mr. Long- are of course not made public us yet. tr.•th refused to sustain Painter in his course, r withstanding he belongs to the same politi- ar Tom Hyer was found guilty by the Mt. faith with himself. ryland jury of the assault and battery on Sulli 'e invite the attention of all to Mr. Power's van, and sentenced by the Court to pay a tine . of $lOOO. Address, eratiOn from the fact that they are speaking in behalf of a party that never proscribes. How forcible is their appeal I They call upon their friends in office to stay there—as long as they can. One gentleman; in the possession of a good place, has become a hero by announcing magnanimously that he would do so; and a cer lain journal has revived some reminiscences of the saving of the Capitol by declaring that it would put out its neck like an old Roman, ra ther than leave its nest. It is the beautiful propriety of the thing to which we invite the reader's attention—the ad mirable consistency! SATAN rebuking SIN ne ver rose to a loftier attitude of tho sublime.— Passing the bounds of ordinary impudence, the demeanor of this outraged patriotism ascends to the height of a most imposing effrontery.— It is poetical in the boldness of its fanciful con ceptim ; it illustrates the picturesque of poll tics, the rhapsody of humbug. The Black Hussars of proscription convert- ed into meek, wayfaring pilgrims; political ad • venturers, who have become placemen, turned into patriots; devourers of spoils, the harmless and tender nurslings of the Treasury Such a metamorphosis has not been seen since the days of OVID, who tells us how a hunter be came a stag, and that Jupiter himself was dis guised is a shower of gold. It will be borne in mind that the new Admin istration has not made itself liable to the charge of proscription in any sense ;—but it is also to be remembered that the ejection from office, or the refusal to re-appoint men whose sole or chief claim to place is founded upon the doc trine of " spoils," is not proscription. Quite the contrary. It is the very sort of reform I which the times require, and of which good men will approve. Not, indeed, that the places of such shall be filled by new incumbents upon the ground of the same doctrine; but by men honest, capable and faithful, who are respected for their worth, and whose occupancy, of office will impart as much respectability to the place as the place may confer distinction upon the occupant. Destructive Whirlwind--Central Rail Road Bridge Destroyed. On Tuesday last the vicinity of Harrisburg was visited by a tremendous storm of wind, rain and hail. The Pa. Intelligencer says The severe storm on Tuesday blew down six spans of the wood work of the Railroad Bridge, on the Susquehanna, five miles above Harris burg. The lumber floated down the river, parts of it lodging on the piers of the two bridges, opposite our town. We learn that the frame work of five other spans, ready to be put up, was on the part of the bridge blown down, and was also carried away with it. This is a serious loss to the company and will greatly re tard their operations. It will no doubt delay the completion of the bridge several months, which, but for this accident, would have been finished by the first of June. The Packet Boat and Stage on their way up were detained several hours, the wind blowing • so hard that it was impassible to get along. We observe by the papers that New York and Baltimore were visited by a severe storm on the same day. The Coal Bushel. The Legislature of this State has just passed an act establishing a measure of bituminous coal, the bushel of which shall be 2688 cubic inches—or in other words—five pecks of the Winchester or common grain measure. This was greatly needed by suppliers and consumers of coal, as no rule existed heretofore for its measurement but the indefinite one of the Win cheater bushel heaped. The want of any rule for heaping, left the coal measure at an uncer ' tainty,—always creating dissatisfaction and trouble. The present law puts that matter to rest, and all carts, wagons and trucks employed in the delivering of coal are now required to be measured and sealed by a fixed and certain , , standard. Clerk of the Philadelphia Orphans Court. Gov. Johnston has appointed Jacob Broom, Eeq., C•erk of the Orphans' Court for the city and county, in place of David Hanley, deceased. It will be recollected that Mr. Broom was pre viously appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Oliver Brooks but the Supreme Court, before which the matter was taken, de cided in favor of Mr. Hanley holding over, on the ground that no vacancy actually existed.— Mr. Broom is a gentleman of much experience as a Clerk, has an excellent legal education, and will make a good officer. Borough Officers. The following officers were elected for this borough yeterday : Chief Burgese.—Wm. Rothrock. assistants.—Geo. Taylor and Jas. Gwin. ..... _ Town Coursed.—*m. P. Orbison, Henry Smith, Wm. Hoffinen, Geo. Jackson, Wm. B. Zeigler, J. N. Proweil, Benj. °refine. Tows Cleri.--John Albright. Stepervisors.—Wm. H. King, John Africa. High Constable.—B. J. Hight. Assistant ilasessor.—Wm. Africa. To the Public, There are some allegations is the address of Israel Painter, a member of the board of Canal Commissioners, dated the 19th inst., to which I feel bound to reply. My absence on oflicial bu• siness at Philadelphia, prevented an earlier at tention to the subject. Mr. Painter charges that I allowed myself to become excited withont a cause, and to indulge in personal recrimnation which neither the facts nor the occaion justified. He also alleges that I was absent when the resolution was received, as an excuse for his discourteous conduct to wards that officer of the board through whose hands all official communications to or from the Board have heretofore passed. Now, what are the facts 1 The resolution was passed on Friday, the 9th inst. It reached the Board, I presume, on the next day, Satur day. On Monday I was in attendance in the of fice, and was there every day during that week. It was not until Saturday, when he presented his report, that he even condescended to inform me that such a resolution had been passed by the House. Here was a week lost without his informing me that the Legislature was waiting for information upon an important bill, in the speedy passage of which every laboring man on the public works was steeply interested. He took the resolution from the files of the office, kept it from my knowledge for a week, and then presented to ine a report prepared out of the usual place of discharging official business.— Will any person, placed in my situation, wonder that under such premeditated disrespect, I re fused to sign or read a report prepared for my hands under such circumstances I I think not. As another excuse for his conduct, Mr. Pain ter says that he " knew that the Committee of Ways and Means were impatiently waiting for the information called for, that the delay would keep back the passage of the appropriation bill, and protract the time of paying the public cred itors," which he said he wished to avoid. Now, in reply to the effort to gain popularity with the laboring classes at the expense of a reputation of a colleague, it is only necessary to say that all the delay was produced by Mr. Painter him self, and all the responsibility of that delay must rest at his own door, not mine. All the information required to reply to the resolution was in the office, and, if despatch had been his object, that reply could have been transmitted within twelve hours after the resolution had been properly laid before the Board, yet he pre ferred to hold back the information for the pur pose of ministering to a morbid appetite for pop ularity. lie talks of delay, and the suffering condition of the public creditors; yet lie produ ces the very delay, and protracts the suffering of which he complains. If he had sought for truth alone, as he alleges,that r truth" was con tained in the official files of the office, instead of seeeking counsel of irresponsible persons to ob tain materials for making up his report. A few words in reply to another remark, and have done with the " Address." I have stated that a secret request was made to an oflicer re cently appointed, for a report, in order to man ufacture statements derogotary to the official character of that officer's predecessor. That remark was not intended to reflect upon the of ficer making the report, but upon the member of to- Board making the request. That request was made by Mr. Painter, without the knowl edge of any other member of the Board, through the medium of the Magnetic Telegraph. If this was not secretly done, I confess that I am igno rant of what secrecy means.—That the report was intended to be used to impeach the official } character of a former o ffi cer, Is evidenced by I the fact, that it contains matters not called for by the House, and statements of indebtedness since the first of December last, which of course form a part of the estimates for the current year contained in the Annual Report of the Board. 1 have not much to say in reply to Mr. Pain ter's "financial report" to the House. It is a tissue of blunders, and made up in an excusable ignorance of the subject of which it treats. Let me give an instance. After having mixed up with his motive power expences, items notori ously belonging to the repair department of the Columbia Railroad, and endeavoring to show a discrepancy between estimates of the former and present Superintendents, he says that there will be required the sum of $239,517 St to pay the debts due and keep up the motive power, from the Ist of December last, to the Ist of December next, a period of twelve months. Yet, when the officer who made the last report, wee recently before the board, he only asked $50,000 in addition to the amount estimated in the Annual report, to pay debts and keep up the motive power from the Ist of December 1848, to the Ist of April, 1850.—1 n other words, Mr. Painter in his report, requires $239,000 for twelve months, and the officer upon whom he relies., says, that $222,000 (in round numbers,) will be sufficient for sixteen months.—So much for this portion of his financiering. I shall not trouble myself with his other blunders, as it is my intention to close this con troversy, by showing that l was right in sus pecting that his elaborate report was designed to extort more money from an exhausted trea sury than was necessary for public purposes. Mr. Painter estimates the appropriation for the fiscal year at $1,038,462 87. He then asks for repairing breaches by flood, $50,000; $50,- 000, for the purchase of materials, after the Ist of Decemser 1819; and $150,000 for re. pairs; and $150,000 for motive power expen ses betwen the Ist of December 1849, and the beginning of April 1850; making the enormous sum of $1,438,442 87, to be appropriated at the present session. The amount of debts due for repairs and motive power, on the. Ist of Decem ber last is, $280,995 41 which deducted from the aforesaid sum, leaves the sum of $1.157,467 46 as modestly asked for by Mr. Painter, to be appropriated to pay all expenses of the improve ments for only 16 months. In making such an exhibit, it was auperfluourt for him to say that he was recently inducted into office. Every one at all acquainted with the public wores, knows that the heavy re pairs made in 1847, aro 1848, placed the Canals is a better condition STUFFS. This issue is broadly made, an en than they have been for several years, and that A MARKET FOR OUR BREAD ern . pretenders untie the guise of d i f , riltl i sli:p r .; an appropriation to the amount required by Mr. Painter, would he a fraud upon the people of Mii,t of the enquiring and reflective intellects the Commonwealth. of the country have regarded, with distrust, the driven or cajoled from it.—Dai ly News. having assumed her position . can neither he A full meeting of the Board was held at Phil- splendid promises of the advocates of Free TherPostinaster General. adelphia, on the 22d inst., at which the resolu- • "'rade, who have assured our farmers that, un- A large number of the citizens of Vermont, lion of the House was fully discussed, and a re- der their system, ample and stable markets then in Washington, culled at the residence of port unanimously adopted of the amount neces would be furnished abroad for our bread stuffs. the Hon. Jacob Collamer, the new Postmaster sary to pay debts and keep the Canals and Rail- Warring against the American system which, General, on Thursday last, to congratulate him roads in order, and pay cash for every item re- by a proper division of labor and by establish- on his appointment to a seat in the Cabinet of quired from the Ist of December 1848, to the ing manufactures near the farmer, afforded him President Taylor. It is said that every Vet -Ist of April 1850. To that report, (being over a safe and steady home market, they have advo- ' monter in the city was present. They were a 300,000 less than th e es ti ma t e presented by him cated a policy which must soon double the vast ' fine looking set of men. The best feeling pre , to the house,) Mr. Paiuter assented. But when ' surplus of bread stuffs now raised in the coup- I veiled among them all, and it was quite evident he returned to Harrisburg, he suddenly discov- i try and leave the agiiculturalist without the that all were highly gratified at the compli ered that the unanimous report of the Board I means of exchanging his produce for the mans- ment paid to the unflinching integrity of Ver would not sustain his financial flight, and he ac- factored articles which he must require. We mont by the appo ntment. cordingly dissented from hie colleagues and him- cannot imagine that the friends of free trade Mc. Hale, in behalf of the delegation, briefly self, and made a seperate report. That report were themselves so far deluded as to believe it addressed Judge Collamer as follows i I have not seen. If it differs in amount from possible that their promises of a sufficient for- oi We have come here, sir, in this informal that unanimously agree d upon, t h e excess should eign market could ever be realized. A tempo- manner, to congratulate t you personally on your i t i i iti c ir j a i i n t rs e t i o i t tut, a. assure scatoiun that be placed to the credit of the man's fondness ear y demand, occasioned by a visitation of Prov for his first born, and not be extracted from the idence, gave, for a time, the aspect of probabil- llideenctomTapYlii:irCositet'llus paid to our State, not less than to yourself, is coffers of the treasury. The majority report ity to their assurances ; and the high price and highly gratifying to us all. We are confident contains all that is sufficient t o pay debts due, great demand for our bread stuffs was hailed as also that this gratification wilt be shared gener- 1 and keep ti the cash principle. a triumphant evidence of the benificent influ- ally by the people of Vermont. We knew . you _ will discharge the dunes of your new position l„ In conclusion, lam not to be placed in a false I ence of the British Tariff. It seems, however, 'in such a manner as will be creditable to your position. My sympathies have always been and we regret that such is the fact, that this Reif, and we doubt not, satisfactory to the coun perhaps more strongly enlisted in favor of the promised market already begins to fail us. The try. We hope your success may be equal to laboring classes than have been those of my unfavorable intelligence le ciived by the Canada Yourc in t Toerit and measuredrat, o a are n i y i r u t r n e a , n vo ,,t i i l t i m b b e t t t s o i i n flij o ila colleague. I will go as far as any one to see of the state of the grain trade throughout the 1 , fo which Mr. Collamer replied as follows : every public creditor paid. But I will not go leading markets of England, and the prospect i ii I thank you, gentlemen for this friendl ex- ' beyond that point, to swell an appropriation from the pressure of heavy arrivals from abroad pression of your regard for me personally, y and bill to advance my political scheme, much less that a still greater depreciation will take place, for the kind manner in which you have received one emanating from political adversaries. The appointment affords good ground for apprehension that the my appointment- ~however, The majority report asks for all that is want- , was doubtless d intended as a compliment to Ver extravagant promises of free trade Loco Foco- , ed. If the Legieiature grants more, the re- n ot as a reward for any services of mont, an n . tarn arc about to be, wofully falsified. We re -which I sponsibility rests with them.mine , or any merit may possess. In I shall not be drawn into any further notice gard this indication with sincere regret, but this view it may well be gratifying to us all of this subject. without the least surprise. The bitter fruits that the hang tried and never failing virtue nrd integrity of our State has at leant been reward of the system which has been forced upon the ed by a Cabinet appointment. Ours is the only country are already realized. Our mines, our Whig state in the union which has never swerved forges and our factories all feel the blight; and from her political faith, and almost the on now the agriculturalists, for whose especial t ir ie on e v n h e i r c a li Inazunired t. llt,hee have e on a ar of benefit, the war against domestic industry—so been appealed to in the hour of t ial. Ira it was proclaimed—was originally commenced, r'ght we should be remembered in the hour of I are about to share the general calamity. tiurnph. This was doubtless the main Iron, d The Tariff of 1810 could not have been pas- o tn i wilc t lLtli tt e ni spfoiiltmcn ti t J e as an cocf,:r t rcd up, a Fel but for the votes of the grain producing i sitiom—There are seventeen thousand ilig.r i g; sections of the country. The farmers were de- post offices in the country, all requiring con luded with the hopes of better prices and en- ' stunt r ti r , e c li t id ai gila t i i i r t t„ supe rvision. But, how larged markets, when, in fact, the Tariff never F" efarili}3,Ndilityieio may be, she ' ll endeavor at lenst m rroduced the slightest influence upon either.— charge them. And whatever ability I maybring Let England clothe us, furnish us with every to my aid in the administration of the depart article that is produced by labor except food, meet which has been committed to my charge, and we will grow rich by supplying her with 1 ze n e t d riot a t zu eg re ti i , y ou n t . h , a d t v t i h t e th e e ha t r t e i Ve n r ev o e f i y 7; food. Such was the language of free trade.— ' compromised by me."—Ner. Intelligente, The labor of our own people was to be crushed 1— - —the home market disregarded—and our coun try placed in a condition of industrial vassalage i to her former mistress and oppressor. Yet it was then, as it is now, known that the world , ' afforded no market for the entire surplus of our bread stuffs; and that in discouraging manufac- tures and driving fresh multitudes into agricul ture, that surplus must be increased to au extent that would make us rich enough in food, but poor in everything else. The system, instead of being one of progress, was calculated to freeze all the currents of our prosperity, and to check, discourage and degrade our people. I Where was this market to be found 1 We de rive the following facts from a statement drawn by Mr. Cheever from the last report of the Patent Office—acknowledged free trade author ity : J. M. POWER. MAncn 27, 1819. Tranquility;at the Capitol. The United States Senate having adjourned and the Supreme Court closed its session, Wash ington will be left to her Summer slumbers. The eruptions of the Goths and Vandalsin quest of office, has somewhat abated—the fortunate few having returned in hot haste to taste the delights of rewarded patriotism, and the heavy hearted many, with laden feet and lowering brows, crawled back—a funeral train, "That like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along." Alas, for the disappointed ! The dazzling vis- I ions of honor, leisure and rorgent that danced through their brains have left as not a race be hind" except the racking sense ottnortffied am bition and unrequited merit—in a few weeks Washington, so recently crowded with all sorts of people from, and for, all sorts of places, will be dull as one of Ritchie's editorials on the Virginia and Kentucky resolutions. The Pres ident will resume his wonted equanimity and, no longer haunted by the lean and hangry crowd become as placid as when enjoying the stirring music of Buena Vista. Even the members of the Cabinet will be privileged to smoke an after dinner segar, and sleep in spite of political thunder.—NeWS. Tee Cuoisns.—Dr. Graves, one of the most prominent English physicians, asserts that the C:icilera is contagious. He strongly recom mends the use of acetate of lead. He nays A scruple of the acetate is combined with a grain of opium, and divided into twelve pills, amt of these one is to be given every half hour, until the rice-water discharges from the stom ach and the rectum begin to diminish. In all cases where medicine promised any chance of relief, this remedy was attended with the very best effects. It gradually checked the dischar ges from the bowels, and stopped the vomiting. The acetate of lead will succeed when all other astringents fail. Dr. Thom, surgeon of the 86th regiment, speaks highly of the acetate, ' combined with morphia, in the treatment of cholera." 13y the census of 1810, adding 22 per cent. for increase to 1817, being the same rate of increase as is ascertained to be that of population, we have 114,245,500 bushels of wheat as the ag gregate crop in the United States in 1817. De ducting seed for the next crop, 11,44.1,550, and the consumption of our population,3 bushels to each person, 62,239,700, and we have a surplus of 40,581,750 bushels. The quantity of corn produced in the United States in 1847 was 539,- 1 330,000 bushels. Deduct fot seed 6,000,000, MAKING IT 'rue IssuE.—The Washington cor- ; consumed consumed tl ' e i C le '. s oi t i l i s eh a d 4 3 l o o o 3 ;: respondent of the New Yost Post says, t ha t for and othe y r purposes, 25,000,000, when the Cabinet nominations were under dis- leaving a surplus of 173,654,904. We have cussion, in Executive session of the Senate, I also a surplus of about 5,000,000 bushels of rye, Mr. Weatcott, of Florida objected to Mr. Col- ! and about the same amount of buckwheat, ma lamer, kin an aggregate of about 224,000,000 bushels lamer, because he was "tainted with abolition- surplus of grain. ism." After the objection had been debated ut From the best information that could be oh some length, Mr. Seward of New-York rose, tabled at the Patent Office. the grain buying I countries take in wheat about the following and remarked that he himself represented the most radical opinions upon Slavery that were 111 =3 r 7 t - a i n, held in any considerable body of the people at France, the North; and that he supposed Mr. Collamer West Indies, would substantially agree with him. With re- I g r o i r t t i t s i h A t r l i :t:,S7 a k i l lie '' spect to the objection made to this nomination, South America generally it was time there should be an understanding.-- Holland He would therefore simply defy them to make this issue, to vote against this man upon this ground, and establish this principle. He had nothing more to say at this time, and lie took his seat, sub sitentio. There was a sensation, and after lie had settled himself back in his leathern cushions, there was a general buzz.-- Mr. Collainer's nomination was confirmed NEWSPAPER CASE : -In the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, in the case of Jesper Harding e•.r. Henry D. Wolf, for nine years' subscription to the Pennsylvania Inquirer, from 1835 to 1811, it was ruled that the regular mailing of a news paper for a length of time was at least prima facie evidence of its reception, and that receiv ing a paper for a certain time and not ordering the same discontiued, was sufficient to hold the person liable for the subscription price, not withstanding he may never have ordered that paper sent. A verdict was accor dingly given for the plaintiff—Daily News. Virginia Counterfeits. The following new counterfeits are mention ed:—Exchange Bank of Virginia, Norfolk 810's spurious. Paper exceedingly white.— The note is altogether unlike the genuine.— Those seen were dated at Petersburg. Northwestern Bank of Virginia—slo'a letter 8., pay to H. D. Browne, date February 18, 1847; left hand vignette two females and a steamboat ; right hand, full length portrait of Gen. Lafayette. The Bank has no issue of this plate. Exchange Bank, Norfolk—sloo's spurious, ' In the State of Pennsylvania it is fortunate vignette bee hive. Rawl:Cop, Wrightand Hatch, that the foes of her prosperity no longer fight England. It is likely these bills have been tilled under false colors. Those who would crush up to each of the branches, ; those seen are her coal, iron, agricultural and manufacturing made payable at Clarksville. interests, can no longer betray her to the South- 20,000,000 3,000,000 2,500,000 2,250,000 350,000 1,900,000 1,000,000 The countties furnishing surplus of wheat, whence the bread-buying ccuntries can be sup. plied, are— Russia on the Black Sea, Russia on the Danube, Russia, northern ports, Egypt and Syria, Pt ussian and Danish ports on the , Total. 37,600,000 To supply this demand of 30,000,000 bushels of wheat, the United States has a supply of 40,581,750 bushels ; and the European, Asiatic and African fields a surplus of 37,600,000 bushels. Thus, it will be seen that the entire demand I for breadstun would be more than supplied, if this country does not furnish a bushel. It will also be observed that if Europe, &c., sent no portion of their 38 millions of bushels surplus to market, if the demand of the world were exclusively supplied by us, it would still leave us 189,000,000 bushels for which we would have no market. The settlement of the West, the discouragement of manufactures, and the consequent rush of labor to agriculture, would enormously increase this vast surplus. And where would it find a market ? or without a market what would be its value ? And how, without au adequate price for our staple, could our people be supplied with the numberless ne cessaries, comforts and refinemenss to which, ' under a wiser system, they might and should aspire / Gen. Taylor's Benel nlence. A Washinitnn letter writer tells the follow• lug story of General Taylor: A venerable white headed men, MI years old having tottered up to the White House, early in the morning, had the good fortune to meet the President almost at the threshold. The cente narian introduced himself; told Gen. Taylor tint he w•as feeble, and that his blood was al most dried up in his veins, for the snows of one /' hundred hundred and five winters, and the effects of hardar service in the wars of our country, had left hit. y but a short remnant of the evening of his long and eventful life. Gen. Taylor, moved by the patriarchal years and voice, and simplicity or the old man, shook him warmly by the hand and said Well, grandfather, I am glad to see you. Have you been to breakfast 1" old man replied he had not. « Well, then, you must come and take some breakfast with me." No your time is too precious. I desired only to pay you my respects and I sl.allget abrea• fast at the market house, for I am a stranger among these people, and an olu man must he satisfied to do the best he can." " Well, then you twist come and breakfast with roe." your time is too valuable, and I will not tres pass upon it; good morning, General and may Providence guide you." <, Well, if you will go," said Gen. Taylor, extending his hand and slipping into that of the old man three half if you will go," God bless y, u ; and s'c that you have a good cup of coffee for bre: fast, and come up and dine with me before ycu , leave the city." And, leaning upon his staff, the old man, older than this republic of twenty millions of people, by thirty years, went wvitis a greatful heart, along his way. I LATER FROM SANTA FE. Dreadful Sufferings of Col. Fremont / I and his Party--The Whole Company Reported to have Perished, except the Colonel. ST. Loris, March 2C. e Intelligence from Santa Fe to February 2ndl has been received at Independence. Missouri. The Republican contains letters from Tons, • which represent the winter as having been co very severe, that Col. Fremont, while passing through one of the mountain gorges, lost 330 mules in one night. Being then on foot, h came to the conclusion that it was impossib , to proceed further, and finally he despatched three men to seek the nearest settlement and procure succor. This party not returning in twenty days, Col. Fremont started himself for Toss, distant 350 miles, where he arrived iu nine days. Maj. Beale immediately despatch ed a .party of dragoons with mules and provis ions to relieve Col. Fremont's men. Col. Fremont, though much emaciated and worn out by anxiety, and the deprivations to which he had been subjected himself, accompa nied the dragoons. The sufferings of the party are represented to have been so very great, that they were even reduced to the extremity of feeding upon lb bodies of their comrades. Mr. Greene, who brougliktiiis news to Ind pendenee, left Santa Fe Ilferal days after i N publication. Later reports say that all of Col. Frem party perished except himself, and he is •a t ..,, frost bitten. mr Our correpondent at Independence exprce. 1 doubts as to the correctness of this news, we do not see with what reason. . ' 38,000,000 16,000,000 12,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,006 1,600,000 Terrible Disaster. PITTSBT,'RG, Marc Our neighboring city of Allegheny Was tii.frin into a great state of alarm and excitement by the explosion of the boiling of the Cotton Fac tore of Messrs. Fife & Brother. The boilers were thrown forty feet, and the roof raised from the building. Five of the c''..steent build ings were destroyed by the explosion. Fife, one of the proprietors of the factory. was illed, and the bodies of five others have been dug from the ruin,. Four persons were badly injured by the fal of a chimney, and it is feared that several per sons are yet buried in the ruin!. Mr. B. E. BIDLACK, of Pennsylvania, U. S. Charge d'Affaires at Bogota, died in that eity on the sth of January, as we learn by an arri val at New York.