Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, May 08, 1849, Image 2

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Hoover's Ink.
for sale at this office.
The .41'7NT:sr:nos JOURNAL" is published at
the following rates, viz : $1,75 a year, if paid
in advance ; $2,00 if paid during the year, and
$2,513 if not paid until after the expiration of
the year. The above terms to be adhered to in
ull cases.
No subscription taken for less than six months,
and no paper discontinued until an arrearages
are paid, unless at the option of the publisher.
New Post Office.
The Postmaster General has granted a new
Post-office in Springfield township, this county,
at Madden's Mills, to be called Moddensvills
Post Office," and appointed ROBERT MADDEN,
Esq., Postmaster.
13.37 ISAAC SMITH has been appointed Post
master at Caasville, in this county, in the place
of Robert Speer.
It seems we did injustice to the Postmaster
at Waynesburg, (McVeytown) Mifflin county,
in our last paper. The paper returned to on,
sent to a subscriber at that office, it appears
had been forwarded at the request of our sub
scriber, to Atkinson's Mills, in the same coun
ty ; and that it had been returned by the Post
master at that place, scribbled over in the man
ner we stated. We therefore, withdraw our
charges against the Postmaster at McVeytoWni
with the remark, that if be had informed us of
the change made by our subscriber, the injus
tice done him by us would have been avoided.
We make the above explanation, first, for the
reason, that we do not desire to do injustice to
any one; and second, because we received a
very polite and gentlemanly note from Mr.
Lusk, Postmaster at McVeytovvn, folly excul
pating himself from the blame we attached to
Temperance Discussion.
According to promise, another number of a
" Temperance Discussion" by Rev. James
Nourse, will be found on fourth page. As we
stated in our last, we do not concur in all the
positions assumed by the author. But we will
allow our readers to be their own judges, with
pointing out the positions to which we ob
ject, The fearful ravages now making by in- ;
temperance, makes it the duty 01 the press to I
lend its aid, to stay, if possible, its destructive
career. Almost daily are strong men falling
beneath the fatal stroke of this relentless des
troyer! Two have fallen in this community
within the past two weeks ! And if we should
record the names of all who have died from the
effects of strong drink, since our connection
with this press, within the bounds of Hunting
don county, the list would be a most appalling
one. And doubtless all the cases of this kind
have not come under our notice. With a view,
therefore, to check this evil, and without being
by any means ultra in our Temperance notions,
we shall frotmtime to time devote a portion of
our space to the Discussion of Temperance.
nuntingdou “Euterpean Hand.”
• Music huth , harms"—there's no mistake
about it ; and Huntingdon possesses the talent
to give those charms" the best effect upon
the human senses. At least so thought we the
other night, when awakened from our slumbers
by the Huntingdon EUTERPEAN BAND," dis
coursing sweet strains of music under our cham
ber window. This band has been organized
under the direction of Dr. Josn RIGGER, and is
composed of young gentlemen of this place, who
have been practising but for a short time. On
Thursday evening last they honored us by playing
several pieces at the place above mentioned.
The performance was excellent, and both sur
prised and delighted us at the proficiency exhibit.
ed. From the specimen given us, we venture to
predict that this band is destined to take a very
respectable rank in the musical world:
From a card published in another column, it
will be seen that the Euterpean Band" pur
pose giving a public concert in the Court House,
on the evening of the 17th inst. We hope and
expect to see every citizen of our borough in
attendance. A good Band will be a credit to
Huntingdon, and every citizen should feel it to
be his duty to contribute his mite to aid those
who have incurred the expense, and are devo
ting a portion of their time in getting up and
sustaining one. In addition to this, all who at
tend will receive an ample return, in sweet mu
sic, for the small admission fee charged.
B 7" From the last number of the "Blair
County Whig," we observe that J. L. SLCNTZ,
Esq., has disposed of that establishment to
Gao. RAYMOND and Wu. I'. WILSON, Esq's,
until recently of this place. Messrs. RAYMOND
and WILSON are both' practical printers, and
active, intelligent young men. During the
last campaign, they both rendered efficient aid
in swelling the majority in this county for
Johnston and Taylor. We have full confidence
that under thei: direction the Whig" will be
an able and efficient auxiliary in the Whig cause,
and we therefore commend them to the gener
ous support of the gallant Whigs of Blair county.
V' After a considerable drought, which was
beginning to tell seriously on vegetation, we
have been visited by a most refreshing rain.—
It commenced raining on Saturday afternoon
last, and continued, with but little intermission
up to Sunday evening. The prospect of another
fire grain crop is flattering; although the dam
lige done by the severe winter will, we think,
pro rent the crop from being as large co last
year let the season prove as favorable'ae it
The Effect.
The most natural result of a factious opposi
tion in the present state of things will be seen,
says the Baltimore American, in the reaction
which it,must provoke in its own ranks. It can
not be that gratuitous invect:ves and unjust ac
cusations against a President who stands before
his countrymen with integrity and honor and
patriotism unquestioned, and whose brilliant
deeds have illustrated by their own glory the
bright records of our country's renown-4t can
not be that virulent assaults against such a man,
so honored, so respected, so beloved, can find a
response in American hearts where party ran
cor has left any elements of soundness.
The people will judge the Administration
fairly. If it should eject every political brawl
er now in office the country would simply de
mand that better men be put in their places.—
This the country has a right to demand and to
expect. But nothing can be more ridiculous
than the solemn indignation which certain jour
nals affect when, having never breathed any
other atmosphere than that of party, they would
now set themselves up as preachers of patriot
ism and as critics of an Administration that
, seeks truly to servo the country.
Virginia Election.
The Virginia election has resulted in a loss of
several Congressmen to the Whigs. Among
others JOHN M. BOTTS has been defeated by a
volunteer Whig running in his district, and in
deed the Whigs were quarrelling in almost ev
ery di, trict in the State. The defeat of Borrs
causes us no pain. He is one of those peculiar
kind of Whigs who could not make up his mind
to support Gen. Taylor last fall. He is now
disposed of politically, and we are glad of it.—
But we regret the disaster which has met us in
several of the other districts. And we incline
to the belief that Virginia—one of the most
ultra slavery states in the Union—distrusts
Gen. Taylor on that question. We believe this
to be the true secret of our reverses there.—
For, while the Locos are getting nearly all the
members of Congress, the Whigs have gained
as far as heard from EIGHT members of the Leg
The Richtnond Rrpuhliran ascribes the rever
ses of the Whigs, as regards their Congressmen,
to divisions and dissensions in their own ranks,
and adds :--- 4 4 It is to be hoped, now that this
election has closed, that these divisions may
cease, and that the Whig family may once more
be re-united. We see the rusults of division
in the wreck of our common cause. We see
ourselves the only losers, while the common
adversary thrives and rejoices at our expense."
A Man of True Spirit.
The editor of the " Clinton County Demo
crat," (loco) can't stomach the piteous whi
nings which his locofoco cotemporaries are ma
king over a score or so of removals. Ile thus
expresses his contempt for "the martyred
One Edward Stahl., recently removed
from a clerkship in the State department at
Washington, is out in a long address to the people
setting forth his grievances and pittifully beg
ging the sympathy of the public for having suffer
ed martyrdom at the hands of the Zacharyites.
He says he has held the office 20 years I We
doubt whether the reasons which effected his
removal were such as should govern a no-par
ty" President, but Gen. Taylor will do the na
tion a service if he removes every man from of
fice who has held his place for 20 years, or even
half of that time. It is certainly bad policy to
create a nest of government paupers at Wash
ington, and the sooner General Taylor rids the
public offices of the leeches who have been
begging pap for 20 years the better will it be
for the people.
Reader, is there any thing so sickning as the
can't of a political martyr, who has lost a good
office ? How utterly absurd for a man, a free
born American citzen, who should glory in be
' ing the Boa of liberty, dependent upon no other
mortal—rather how contemptible is it for a
creature who should be a man to complain to
the public that he is not continued in office!!
Such a man is worthy only of a political guillo
There is truth and force in this extract.-1
It speaks wLat must be the feeling of almost'
every man—an irrepressible feeling of contempt
for men, who, deprived of office, seek to make
their imagined grievances a public matter. If
the great body of the locofoco press is the advo
cate of any one thing it lays claim to be, it
scorns, as does the Clinton Democrat, and as do
the people, the whinings of these pensioners of
20 and 30 years upon the public. Their im
pudence is wily equalled by their cowardice.—
They dare not work, and they are afraid to
Ca" The "Daily News" has been received
very irregularly at this office for the past week.
We have not received a copy when due during
the week, and for one or two days we did not
receive any. This irregularity should be cor
rected, otherwise it will injure this deservedly
popular paper.
07' At a meeting of the Whigs of York Co.
held on the 24th ult., Messrs. J. J. Cochran,
Samuel B. Prowell, Wm. M. Conkey and S. H.
Menough were appointed delegates to the Whig
State Convention.
CONNECTI.T.-The Legislature of Connect
icut has elected the Whig candidates for Gover
nor and all the other State officers with the ex
ception of Treasurer. Eleven of the Free
Soil members voted for the locofoco candidate
for Geyer nor and one for the Whig.
j A great meeting was recently held in
Philadelphia, at which measures were adopted
to raise funds to complete the Pa. Railroad to
Hollidaysburg. Philadelphia deserves great
credit for the energy with which she is push
ing this great enterprise.
CANADA.-We have seen a letter from Mon
treal, say. the N. Y. Tribune, dated Thursday,
after the burning of the Parliament House,
which states that it is almost impossible to de
scribe the depth of feeling which pervades the
people of that place in relation to political mat
ters, and that the general cry is for annexation
Ito the United States. The writs/ is an Amer
ican merchant, and has resided iftfontreal sev
eral years.
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"Turn them out.” Remarkable Temperance Law.
Under this caption the Danville Intelligen- , A stringent bill relating t 3 intoxicating drinks
cer, a Democratic paper, published by Senator has been passed by the Wisconsin Legislature,
Barr, raps the Pennsylvanian and the Keystone consisting of ten sections. It requires all per- I
over the knuckles in the following style : I sons who would vend or retail spirituous li•
" The Penn./Wean/an, and a few other dein- , quors," to give bond to the town authorities,
ocratic papers in this State, not yet satisfied with three sureties, in $lOOO, "conditioned to
with their success in breaking down the Demo- ,
cratic party by their arbitrary, dictatorial and pay all damages the community or individuals
insolent deportment towards members of the I may sustain by reason of such traffic ; to sup
party, whom Jessie bids them to bark at, to' port all paupers, widows and orphans; pay the
gratify his personal spleen, are still at their de- expences of all civil and criminal prosecutions
structive work with an much zeal as ever. Do
made, growing out of, or justly attributable to
they expect to restore the democratic party
power by turning more out f One of the late pre- such traffic." And it is made the duty of the
texts for this continued piratical crusade against officer holding the bond to deliver it to "any
Democrats, is founded on the passage of the I person who may claim to be injured by said
new Judicial District Bill, during the recent traffic. "
session of the Legislature. That bill was vo
entire We quote the remaining provisions
for by a number of Democrats of both
1 0 .
branches of the Legislature,—by Mr. Pottei- Sec. .1. It shall be law any married
ger, of berka, and Mr. Overfield, of Monroe, woman to institute in her e, a suit on
Senators representing two of the strongest any such bond, for all dama 1n
tained by her- I
democratic counties in the State—older, better, seller children on account o such traffic ; and
and purer democrats than ever Hamilton and the money when collected shall be paid over to
Forney, have been, or ever will be—by Col. her, for the use of herself and children.
John C. Myers, and David Zerby, of Becks, I Sec. 5. No suits for liquor bills shall be en-
John M. George, of Pike, and other long tried, tertained by any f the courts of this State, and
good and true members of the democratic party. I whenever it shall be made to appear to any
And these political guillotine executioners of court before which a suit may bo pending, on a
democrats, such as the editors of the Pennsyl_ promissory note, that such note was given in
vanian, say " there is very little difference be- whole or in part for liquor bills, ouch court
tween a wilful shrinking of responsibility and shall immediately dismiss such suit at the costs
the open advocacy of shame, a Democratic of the plaintiff.
member, voting for, or dodging a vote, on such Sec. (3. On the trial of any suit under the
a bill, occupies the position, neither more nor I provisions of this act, the cause or foundation of
less, of a trustee who dishonors the confidence which shall be the act of an individual under the
and the trust reposed in his hand," Now this influence of liquor, it shall only be necessary,
insolent slang of the Pennsylvanian, applies to in order to sustain the action, to prove that the
a large number of excellent democrats, but one principal in the bond sold or gave liquor to the
of whom we will now name, and that is Mr. person (so intoxicated or in liquor) whose, acts
Fegely, the oldest democratic member of the are complained of, on the day previous to the
House, from good and mighty old Berks Ile commission of the offence.
was present in the House,, When the Judicial ' Sac. 7. Whenever a person shall become a
District bill passed, and acquiesced in the pas- county, city or a village charge, by reason of
sage of the bill by omitting to vote. None but intemperance, a suit may be instituted by the
the most abandoned political prostitutes of a proper authorities, on the bond of any person
party, such as Jessie's lacqueys of the Pennsyl- who may have been in the habit of selling or
vanian, would make such an attack upon an old giving liquor to such person or pauper so be
and faithful representative of Berke county, and coming a public .charge.
others who have grown gray in the constant ser- Sac. S. Any person against whom s I.ldg
vice of the democratic party. But it seems the ment may lie obtained, under the provisions of
work of turning men out of the democratic this act, shall be entitled to maintain n suit
ranks is to go on to gratify the vengeance of compel a contribution towards paying the link
men who have ousted themselves and the whole merit against him, against all persons engaged in
party in the State and Union, by the turning out such traffic in such county, city, town or village
process. who may have sold or given liquor to such per
. . . .
Amongst those now to be turned out, we sou committing an office, or becoming a politic
must suppose the Hon. N. B. Eldred is to be charge.
included, as he has accepted the appointment of Sec. 9. Any person who shall vend or retail,
President Judge under the new judicial arrange- or for the purpose of avoiding the provisions of
merit. Well we have no doubt the Judge will this act, give away spirituous liquors without
bear his excommunication with great fortitude, * first giving the bond required by the firstsection
as he will be ready and willing, and can safely of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misde
trust his ease to the people of his strong demo- • meanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be
erotic district, at the ballot box at anytime when fined in a sum of not less than fifty, nor more than
that arrangement for his re-appointment may be five hundred dollars, and be imprisoned in the
constitutionally made. ; county jail not less than ten days, nor more
But what does the Pennsylvanian, and .Tes- than six months, and shall be liable in all re
sin, expect to make out of this crusade against sports to the public, and to individuals, the
democrats? Is all this flow of wrath occasion- same as he would have been had he given the
ed merely by the fact that a Whig Governor had bond required in the first section of this act.
the power to appoint some of the new Judges ? This remarkable expression of public opinion
If so, who is to blame for this state of things Wisconsin,
the subject of 4, spirituous
but themselves ? And do they expect to re
plenish their avarice, "
an d insatiable desire f or guars," passed the Senate by a vote of 10 to 3,
office and dominion, sy vindictive denunciation and the Assembly 19 to 21. It goes some steps
and blind insolence? I beyond any legislation on the subject in the
CC-7" In Dark county, Ky., a number of indi
viduals have been indicted and found guilty. of
riot, in serenading a wedding party with tin
pan music. The judge (Holt) in his charge
thus comments upon the custom
Some of the witnesses have spoken of a
custom in that neighborhood to honor weddings
with music of this kind. Such a custom is
illegal; it belongs not to civilization, and should
not receive the sanction of a court and jury sit
ting in a civilized community. It has been said
4 Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast.'
It must indeed be a savage breast that can be
soothed by the hideous sounds of cow-bells,
horse-fiddles, rams'-horns, and like instruments
rattling, ringing, and commingling together,
and interspersed with the occasional explosion
of gun-powder."
The Lancasterian, a locofoco paper in Penn
sylvania, has the following frank confession :
44 The democratic party requires purgation.
—There is too much rottenness and corruption
in it. It has blinked at deviations from politi
cal rectitude so long that it may seem to think
these deviations essentialities."
If all that is corrupt is to be purged from the
locofoco party, the result will not be unlike
that of the fellow who took too powerful an
emetic : he threw up everything but the soles
of his boots.—N. . Courier.
A GREEN PICTUR7I.—The editor of the City
Item very ungallantly says that the Philadelphia
ladies, in their Spring attire, are the greenest
set he ever saw ! Just hear the slanderer
Green—dark, medium and light green—plain,
changeable and figured green—pea, olive and
invisible green—apple, golden and grass green
—indeed every hue of green has been drummed
into the service of the fair—and such a green
—such a thoroughly green set as they are !
The world has never seen the like since that
silly old woman Eve devoured the green apple."
are to be fired on Boston Common, on the occa
sion of Mr. Morton's retirement from the Cus
tom House of that city on the Ist of May next.
The powder is paid for by Cass Democrats,
who subscribed a dollar a piece for the interes
ting object. Morton was a great free soiler,
and voted for Van Buren.
Tle Porte has signified his non-compliance to
pass a part of the Egyptian fleet. It is said
PROSCRIPTION.—The Boston Post is one of that this application was instigated by Russia.
those locofoco papers that do not cry over every Prince Carigno has ordered a levy en mass e mall the inhabitantssof the Lombardy-Arena an
removal from office. It rather makes mer rovinces, of from 18 to 40 years. Those who
over the matter, as thus : do not appear within five day -be consider
., How do you like General Tayfor 1" an old ed refractories.
Whig was asked a few days since. "First rate" The article in Probon'shijourna which led to
said the old coon. He turns out a great deal its seizure, implied directly that Louis Napoleon
better than we expected." was under pecuniary obligations for pursuing
his present course of politics.
The Commissioners appointed to report upon
the expenses of the Foreign Office at Paris,
have proposed to abolish the title of Ambassador
and substituting, as in the United States, that
of Minister Plenipotentiary, with reduced sal-
aries. Their number is likewise to be reduced,
and the following places are proposed as requi
ring a regular Minister: at St. Petersburg,
London, Constantinople, Bern, the Hague, and
Canton. By a later resolution, a Consul-Gen
eral only is appointed at the latter place.
Germany is occupied with a gigantic project,
being no less than the junction of the Baltic
with the North Sea. The medium proposed
ie a canal without locks.
FLOUR MARKET .—Philadelphia and Western
Canal Flour 245. 6d. The article became dull
again, and declined to 235. 6d. Wheat is dull.
Indian Corn is in steady demand at better prices:
White 315. to 31s. 64., Yellow 325. to 330.
Corn Meal Its. to Its. 6d.
Ma. EDIT.. :—The following passages may
be fonnd in the as Penny Cyclopedia. of the So
ciety for the diffusion of useful knowledge,"
vol. 17, page 422. This is a late English work,
and is I believe not yet completed. In descri
bing Pennsylvania, after giving considerable
statistical information, it says :
The seat of government is at Harrisburg,
on the Susquehanna, not far from the place
where the river issues front the mountains !"
4, None of the towns in the mountain region
have risen into importance. Sunbury and Nor
thumberland, as well as Wilkesbarre, are ad
vantageously situated on the Susquehanna canal ;
and Lewistown and Huntingdon on the Delaware
and Erie cave ! Bedford, on the Juniata,
which begins To be navigable at this place, has
some commerce and manvfactures hats !"D L.
Faou CALIFORNIA. -The Mobile Herald of
April 22, announces the arrival of the British
mail steamship Thames, from Vera Cruz, which
port she left on the 17th. She had on board
$410,000 in specie, $35,000 of which were
for New Orleans.
Great numbers of travellers were passing
Vera Cruz on their way to California.
A letter from Vera Cruz, dated April 11, an
nounces intelligence from San Francisco to the
22d of February'. Some fifty vessels had arri
ved at that port the preceding week, from vari
ous points of South America, the cargoes of
which had completely overstocked the market;
prices of all kinds of Merchandize were conse
quently very low.
The letter says that the crew of the steam
ship California deserted immediately on her
arrival at San Francisco—as was expected.—
The steamship Oregon arrived at Mazatlan on
the 22d oft March.
The accounts from San Francisco represent
the abundance of gold as still on the increase,
new and rich placers being discovered. A
schooner had arrived at Mazatlan with 15,000
ounces on board which had been bought at San
Foreign News.
We take from the from the North American
of Saturday the following
The steamship America, at Halifax, yesterday
at 10 o'clock A. M., brings one week's later
news from Europe. She had sixty six through
The Canada arrived at Liverpool on the 10th
in days.
The French Government has come to the im
portant resolution of an armed intervention to
reinstate the Pope. A force adequate to the
emergency has already started for Civita Vech
The warlike contest between the States of
the continent continues with unabated fury, and
with most disastrous results to all the parties
The Danes are enforcing a strict blockade of
all the German ports. It is stated that emi
grant vessels will not hereafter be allowed to
pass unmolested.
Telegraphic despatches had been received at
Frankfort, stating that the Prussian Ministry
had sent in their resignation.
Arrangements have been made for returning
the visit of the French National Guards to Lon
The Bank of France will shortly resume spc-
cie payments
The Riots at Montreal.
Several telegraphic 4espatches announce that
on Wednesday last, in consequence of the Royal
Assent having been given to a bill passed by a
very large malorlty in the House of Assembly
of Canada, and agreed to in the Legislative
Council, appropriating $400,000 toward the
payment of losses and injuries sustained by in
dividuals during the trouble in 1837 and 1838,
a body of the Tory or Orange party, under its
chiefs, some of whom are Said to havebeen since
arrested fur High Treason, appeared in front of
the Parliament Buildings, which they injured
with stones and set fire to, destroying the whole
of the Journals and Records of the Legislature
since 1791, and one the most valuable Libraries
iii America (a loss which is, in many respects,
irreparable;) also, the splendid pictures, fur
niture, &c.
Many years since, one Ogle R. Gowan, who
had been connected with what ilealled in Ire
land the Orange Society, came to Canada and
organized hundreds of Lodges, with oaths,
signs, pass-words, degrees, party meeting's,
songs, banners, music, &c. The Legislature
tried to put down by law an association calcu
lated to perpetuate religious strife, many of
whose proceedings were wantonly insulting to
the Roman Catholics, and which was likely to
be entered by the factious and unprincipled in
politics, and bent to serve their selfish purpo
ses; but the Governor and his advisers encour
aged Orangeism, and the Colonial Minister ap
proved of his conduct in so doing.
The Orangemen, or Tories, did much to pro
voke revolt, and much to put it down. The
Irish protestants are loyal to the crown of Eng
land, but those of them who are associated as
Orangemen, though individually well meaning,
are, by the very nature of their organization,
the blind instruments of a few artful politicians,
some of whom may prefer British supremacy,
while others are ready to use them as machin
ery for the annoyance of political adversaries,
utterly regardless of public interests. It is by
no means improbable that men of the most op
posite, views as to politics, including perhaps
traders and others of desperate fortunes, may
have been secret movers in the Montreal out
ragas of last Wednesday night.. Howler Messrs.
Stevenson, McNabb, Gugy, Prince, Sherwood,
Badgley, and others of the minority who pro
posed when in power the measure which they
have since, as a minority, excited their reckless
and deluded followers violently to oppose, are
morally responsible for the swift destruction
this day recorded, we cannot say ; but if it be
true, (as we are told it is by those long and in
timately acquainted with Canadian affairs,)that
civil officers, guilty of the most violent and
outrageous conduct, have been upheld in office,
continued in it, and promoted ; and that many
such are still so continued, what other results
than such scenes as recently occurred at To
fonto, and as now disgrace and disturb Mon
treal, can be reasonably looked for ?
After the occurrences last month at Toronto,
which were so much calculated to retard Cana
dian prosperity, by frightening away sober and
steady emigrants, it might have been expected
that some signal examples would have been
made after prompt inquiry, and this as a means
of shaking the mad career of faction for the fu
' tare, and quickening the officials to a sense of
their duty. Nothing has been done, however ;
the dignity of the law is altogether lost sight of,
and a band of 1,500 drunken ruffians, under
very appropriate ringleaders, have insulted and
injured a peaceful community, seemingly wall
entire impunity.
The Montreal Tories saw all this ; and their
unprincipled leaders saw, too, that by obstruct
ing and defying the civil authorities, they would
be bringing the country nearer toward the an
archy which they covet, on the "rule or ruin"
principle whenever they are ousted from impor
tant offices which Tories have seldom fi d but
to the injury of their country and the ads
tion of the community, whether in th 'Col
-1 onies or in the new.
A majority of the citizens of Montreal are
of French Canadian origin. We do not per
ceive any of this class, or of the British, Irish
or Anglo-Canadian reformers, took any part in
the riots, so insulting to the Governor, Legisla
ture and people, and injurious to society. To
the best of our recollection, all the tumults,
outrages and riots connected with politics in
Canada, from 1819 to 1819, have been the
work of one small faction, or instigated by its
worthless chiefs, who were pampering when
they ought to have been punished.
When will it be otherwise?—N. Y. Tribrne.
Progress of the Canadian Rebel
MONTREAL, April 28.
Our city continues to be the theatre of ex
citement and lawless violence. In consequence
of the announcement that the government had
armed five hundred French special constables,
a fresh impulse was given to the already inflam
ep spirit of the rebels.
A party of about 20 English gentlemen en
countered a body of these armed constables in
the street, when a row ensued in which several
shots were fired by both sides,
and two persons
wounded, but not mortally. After this occur
rence it was thought best, by the government,
for the sake of peace, to disarm the constables,
which was immediately done.
A meeting was held yesterday afternoon, on
the Champ de Mars, at which the Honorable
George Moffat presided. Petitions were got up
to the Queen, to re-call Lord Elgin, and to dis
allow the rebellion Indemnity Bill.
The Hotels and Garrisons are all under arms,
and cannon have been planted in the streets, to
overawe and suppress any further attempts at
rebellion. At 6 o'clock P. M. the streets are
all quiet, and the row for the present is appar
ently at an end.
Rumors from Upper Canada state that the in
fection has extended to Kingston, Toronto and
other places, and that riots have occurred there
but we have nothing authentic.
MONTREAL, April 30.
The mob assembled late on Saturday night,
by the strenuous exertions of Col. Gully, they
were prevented from doing any mischief. The
city continued quiet last night.
At Quebeck, on Saturday night, Lord Elgin
was burned in effigy, amid the hootings of the
excited populace.
In Upper Canada the eame riotous feeling has
been exhibited. The Governor's effigy has been
burnt in various places.
In this city to-day, the populace have been
kept quiet by the assurance that the French
should be disarmed. The Governor is to at
tend the session of Parliament at 7 o'clock this
evening, and trouble is anticipated.
A Singular Case.
We find in the New York Sunday
Dispatch an account of a very . ' singular'
affair. It is full of interest. The Dis
patch says:—A newly married couple
arrived in this city from Baltimore,'
three or four weeks ago, and took apart
ments at the— Hotel, in B--- street.
The bride was a mere child, certainly
not more than sixteen years of age. Her .
husband was older, and exhibited to the
knowing ones certain characteristics of
the sporting gentleman. He cultivate*
a moustache, and his rig-out was after
the most approved flash-dandy model.
After running up a bill of some sev
enty-five dollars, the husband left the"
house after break-last and did not return
to dinner. In the afternoon a coach
drew up to the door, and the choachman .
called for and delivered a letter to the
young wife. It was from her husband•
and directed her to take with her. her
finest dresses, Old leave the hotel, the .
coachtrian knowing where to drive'her.
One of the proprietor's of' the . h'otel
was observant of the movement, and
just as the lady was entering the coati',
lie-stepped out, accompanied by a friend'
and naked her if she was going to ride
out alone'? She replied that she bad
received a note from her husband, re
questing her to join him. The hotel
keeper asked the coachman where he
was directed to take the lady.—The
coachman replied that he had been for
bidden to answer any questions. Tho
lady then refused to enter the coach, •
unless the hotel keeper and the other
gentleman present would accompany
her. The coachman said that lie had
been ordered to bring only the lady. Af-'
to n moments private conversation with
the lady, the hotel keeper induced her
to get into the coach, which speedily
drove oft. The two gentlemen
to another carriage, and followed in pur
suit. At the corner of Chambers Si.
the first coach drew tip, and presently
the gentleman of the moustache walked'
out of the Park gate, and jumped into
the coach to the side of his wife. The
horses then set °fret a dashing speed,-
but our friends of the hotel were in
pursuit. Taking a circuitous route,•
the first coach after half an.hour's drive
drew up in front of one of the most no ,
torious houses of ill fame. The gentle
man of the moustache jumped from the
carriage, handed out hisyoung and help
less wife, and rang the bell. Before the
door was opened, however, the hotel
keeper atulhis friend arrived, and spring
ing from he carriage arrested the la
dy's steps, just as she was entering the
hall. Her husband was ahead of her
and not observing the rescue called out
to his wife to hurry in. Turning as he
spoke, he saw the two gentlemen stand
ing on the steps, and his face suddenly
changed to the ashy hue of death.
"Do you know the character of the
house'?"the hotel keeper inquired of
the poor girl.
" No, sir, I am entirely ignorant of it
—my husband told me he had engaged
board here."
Without another word being said, the
gentlemen passed the lady into the car--
riage, and all three returned to the ho
tel. The ladies residing in the house
soon drew from the poor girl the history
of her connection with the rascal who
had so nearly effected her ruin. She
had known him but a very few weeks.
He represented himself as a merchant
doing a in this city, and
gaining her confidence and love, she
married him against the wish of her pa.
rents, and came immediately to New
The gentlemen boarding in the hotel,
after talking the matter over, concluded
that they would like to look upon the
face of that man once more." They
accoriing)y proceeded to the loose, er,
tered it vi armies, discovered the ras
cal concealed in a closet, and brought
him down to the hotel, where for three
mortal hours he was tortured in the
moat refined manner. The design of the
villain was apparent ; he intended to
have abandoned his young wife, and
' leave her in that den of shame. The
wretch did not deny that such was his
purpose. He was linally allowed to
depart. . .
A subscription twig taken up in the
hotel, and the next morning the young
lady's passage was paid to Baltimore.
Her kind rescuers have since reeeived ts
letter from her friends announcing her
safe return home.
physicians at Constantinople have rec
commended the use of figs, with great
success, as a preventive of cholera. The
fruit is said to exercise a salutary influ
ence upon the stomach and bowels, amt
is highly useful in diseases which man
ifest themselves in a derangment of the
digestive function, and cemmonly pre-.
cede an attack of the cholera.
Pennsylvania and Ohio Railroad
PITTSBURG, April 30.
The individual subscriptions to the stock of .
the Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroad, amount.
here to four thousand two hundred and eighty
eight shares—equal to s2l4,4oo—and the com
mittee expect to be able to increase the amount
to six thousand shares—equal to $300,000.
This, in addition to subscription heretofore.
received, amounts to considerably over one
million—the amount required to secure the
NEVER DESPAIR,-The daughter of Enoch
was five hundred and eighty years old 'when
she was married. What maid will lose hope
after that?'