Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, February 19, 1850, Image 2
THE JOURNAL. 01 PRINCIPLISAtfPPOITID at Tacrn.] HUNTINGDON, TUESDAY, FE13.19, 1850. frron our first page will be found an origi teal article, entitled « Ntsfortune—lts Lights cad SAadows," to which we invite attention. It is from the pen of a young gent'eman of this place, and is a production which does credit to his head and heart. We shall not assail the natural modesty of the author with any further commendation, but will hand his article over to our intelligent readers, who will not fail to do him justice. EsaArA.-We regret that a few errors made Dy the compositors, in this communication, es caped our notice. In the third line of the quo tation at the commencement of the article "al lusions" is used for the word « illusions." And about the middle of the second column, where the author says our « reverses teach us many g , bittsr" lessons, the print has it , . little" lessons. Near the clove of the article read winds that hays been" Sic. in place of has. ECM second communication from ..PLepas," an d. American Arialocracy," will also be found on first page. It is well written and we invite attention to it. Ct7"We invite the attention of those wishing to purchase good furniture, to the sale advertis ad by Rev. John Peebles. C7"fly reference to our advertising columns, it will be seen that T. K. SIMONTON has remov• El hie store and received a large supply of new goods. Mr. S. is a young man of untiring in dustry and energy, and richly deserves to be liberally patronized. His new Store room is tastefully fitted up, and is one of the most hand. some in the place. Call in and see him, and buy II bill of his eheap goods. (17'We are again under obligations to Col, Cornyn for numerous favors during the week. 117'A Harrisburg Letter will tie found in another column. We had made arrangements to have a weekly letter from the commencement of the Session. But our correspondent, after writing one letter, failed us up to this tune. He now promises to supply tla Weekly with a letter stp to the close of the Session: Lawrenceville Female Seminary. It is pretty generally known in this communi ty, that the Rev. Jose PEsin.xs will shortly resign the Pastoral charge of the Presbyterian congregation of this place, to take charge, as Principal, of the above named Institution, lo cated in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Of Mr. Peebles' high character for Piety, Intelligence, goodness of heart, and indeed all the virtues that adorn and ennoble humanity, we need not speak. He has made for himself a reputation which can neither be exalted by praise or low ered by detraction. But our purpose in speak ing of this subject at the present time, is to tall the attention of those having daughters whom they desire to send abroad to school, to this Institution. The location, we are inform ed, is pleasant and remarkably healthy. The number of pupils is limited, which is a very commendable feature in the arrangements of the Institution. It would doubtless be gratifying to Mr. Peebles if, among his numerous friends itl this community and surrounding country,some would commit the education of their daughters to his charge. Those who may desiro to do so, should embrace the opportunity of calling on Mr. P. before he leaves Huntingdon, which we believe he expects to do early in March. CANAL. COMMISSIONER. -The Lebanon Courier says:—Col. Sanders, of Harrisburg, is spoken of as the Whig candidate for Canal Commission er. He is clever, honest, popular and capable, and one of the best looking men at the Capital. Are not these recommendations sufficient 1 Ea- file Lewistown Gazette says : An ad journed Court Las been in session this week, at which some intricate law cases were ably ar gued. During one of these trials, James T. Bale, Esq., of Belfonte, del ibered an argumen tative speech which we have heard spoken of as one of the best delivered at this bar far a number of years. The sale of the original MS. of the Fare well Address of lien. Washington to the peo ple of the United States took place on Tuesday evening, at the Philadelphia Exchange. It was purchased for James Lenox, Esq., of Now York, for $2,300. New Post OFFICE.-We learn from the Globe of last week, that a new Post Office has been established at Ennisville, Jackson town ship, in this county, end Alexander Stewart ap pointed Postmaster. Paosvea M. Wn•rusona.--The New York Tribune of the 11th inst., states that Prosper M. Wetmore on Saturday paid fifty thousand dollars in gold, which was deposited with the Sub-Treasurer, as a part of his indebtedness to the Government. Its has promised to pay forty two thousand more on Tuesday, out of the one hundred and eighty-one thousand claimed by the Government.—The residue in dispute is to await the result of his counsel's visit to Wash ington, who left for that city on Saturday last. Me. CLAY'S SPEECII:-The great demand for Mr. Clay's speech may be inferred from the fol lowing, which we copy from the Washington Globe : ""We have already as many orders for this speech as we can fill in two weeks ; and there. fore we cannot receive any more subscriptions for it, unless the subscribers will agree to wait more than two weeks. It will require about one hundred and seventy reams royal octavo paper to print those already ordered. " Turn Them Out. Notwithstanding all the outcry that has been made by the Locofoco press, about proscription, ;t is a well known fact that the public offices in Washington are filled with the rnost bitter Lo cofoco partiiant, who, during the eamgaigii, were theunscrufUlotis libelers of den. Taylor and the Whig party. And what return does the administration receive for its forbearance towards these men? Ever since Gen. Taylor's induction into office, he has been assailed with a bitterness unparallelled in partizan warfare. His every act has been misrepresented. And notwithstanding all his glorious services in the cause of his country on the field of battle, the Washin g ion Union and its echoes have denounce ed in terms fit only to be applied to charac ters the melt degraded. Day after day and week after week, have the opposition continued thus to abuse and defame the character of the man who but a few months ego electrified the whole country by a military achievement the most brilliant in our history. And all this because the people of this country, with char acteristic gratitude and patriotism, saw fit to el evate Gen. Taylor to the Presidency. And every effort of the President to soften the as perities of party, by recommending mild Mea sures, and practising forbearance towarda his opponents, has been met by them in the contra , ry spirit. Even the United States Senate—that body which at one period was above everything like a factious spirit--it would seem is about to ' join in with the ..bitter enders," in their cru sade against the Administration. They refuse to act on the President's nominations, and threaten that unless, contrary to all former usage, the President gives his reasons for making re ' movals, they will reject his nominees. Now, under these circumstances, what course should be pursued towards the Locofocos in office ? The answer of the entire mass of the friends of the administration is—TURN THEM OUT. Let there be a clean sweep.— . The country demands it, and we advise the Cab , inet officers to listen to the voice of their friends. I No administration can expect to be sustained • that retains its bitter enemies in office, and as a I consequence neglects its friends. Secretary MEREDITH fills his post in the Cabinet in a , manner creditable to himself and honorable to his State; but we can tell him thnt he is not truly carrying out the wishes of the Whigs of Pennsylvania, by being so tardy in removing Locofocos and supplying their places with Whigs. The Whigs of Pennsylvania call upon Mr. Meredith to turn out the Locofocos in his Department, and we would advise him to listen to their voice. It is high time that these "bit ter end" Locofocos should be taught that a Whig administration is not to be conciliated by the most foul-mouthed abuse, and indecent fac tious opposition. CONGRESS. The principal object of the Locofocos and political Free Soler being to embarrass the Administration of Gen. Taylor, the consequen ce is that Congress is still busily engaged doing nothing: Day after day the Slavery question is discussed in both houses, and there is no telling when the question will be settled. The Presi dent has sent into Congress the Constitution of California, and the question of her admission will cause a lengthy discussion. The ultras of the South will resist her admission into the Union because the Constitution forbids Slavery. In-' deed Mr. Foote has already declared that the admission of California will dissolve the Union ! But California will nevertheless be admitted, If the representatives of the Free States do their duty to their constituents. On this question Gen. Taylor has nobly stood up for the rights of the people of California as well as for the rights of the people of the Free States, and deserves lasting honor for it. When California is admitted, we think the discussion on Slavery should cease and that the other territories should be left to settle the ques tion for themselves. Mr. Clay tells us that Slavery can never be introduced into New Mex ico, and hence the Wilmot Proviso ceases to be a practical question. Its passage can effect no good purpose, and may do harm. We therefore think it would be the part of patriotism to lay it on the shelf, and let time, without agitation, effect all that could be secured by its ad option. Taxable Inhabitant's of Huntingdon County. The following is a correct list of the taxable inhabitants of Huntingcon county : Barree, 313 Penn, 150 Brady, 212 Porter, 411 Cass, 156 Shirley, 401 Clay, 1.1.5 Springfield, 123 Cromwell, 279 Tell, 182 Dublin, 164 Tod, 234 Franklin, 300 Union, 134 Henderson, 582 Walker, 225 Hopewell, 179 Warriorsmark, 316 Jackson, 287 West, 315 Morris, 171 - Total, 5317 Gambling in California. The New York Tribune says, an intelligent friend, who enjoyed good opportunities for in formation in San Francisco, estimates the amount of gold in the hands of the gamblers alone of that city on the Ist of January, at fourteen mil lions of dollars. These " sporting men," by the way, have done the largest business of any class of operators in California during the last year. Toil-worn diggers who had bagged their thousands at the cost of unsurpassed fatigue, privations and exposure, have come down to the city and gambled, and loot their last dollar within a week. The gamblers, it should be stated to the credit of their forecast, never hesi tate in such cases to lend a " cleaned out" dig ger $OO or $lOO to enable him to return to the mines. Nor do they confine their favors entire ly to their customers. They subscribe liber silt, to new churches, and assume the character of public spirited citizens. CC7 - Col. J. Watson Webb has been rejocted by the U.S. Senate. lie was nominated Charge d'Attairs to Austrta. Letter from Harrisburg. Correspondence of the Huntingdon Journal. Ifsrtaisnuao,, February 10, 1850. DR. Cor.,—You bave, I doubt not, been won dering why you have not received your a Har risburg letters" earlier in the session. I shall oiler no excuse until I see you. I now send you a short one, and will endeavor to keep up with the times hereafter. Harrisburg is more than usually blessed with pure Loco Focos this year,—such as are now known as , c bitter enders"—men in whom the gall of party spleen, exhibits itself in no other way than in efforts to accomplish party pur poses,—who wield their place and power to devise mischief against the State administration, and by their mousing propensites, hunt up some small game for themselves. Day after day and night after night, some of these grimalkins bring into their den some little mouse which they have caught, and exhibit it as a proof of their prowess in the field. The first effort was the bill to take the ap pointment of State Reporter out of the hands of the Executive and give it to themselves; and upon this they have been Prunt-ming for weeks, —watching fot an opportunity when a whir, or two should be absent in the Senate, that they might pass the hill through the Senate. The long looked for time came at last; two whigs be ing absent, and the roll of the Druet called the forces into line; and but for the coolness and care of our friends they would have succeeded. For four or five days they have worked on at their contemptible effort, dragging a section through a day,—when in sell defence the whigs I have been obliged to move to reconsider, and as that motion lays over a day—their progress was ' slow. It is to be hoped that the absentees will return before they can accomplish what they desire. With such an unscrupulous foe as we 11,41 e, no whig should be absent from his peat for an hour. Our opponents never sleep and never tire, in their chase for either power or plunder; and unless we are ever on the watch they strike. Their next great move was the Protest orthe eleven, upon the confirmation of Wm. B. M'Clure as Judge of the sth District. Mr. M'Clure was nominated by the Gov. on January 231, and confirmed Jan. 31st., 1650,in the room of Judge Patton, who was nominated and con. firmed by the Senate Jan. 221 1810. His corn [mission was not however issued until March I 20, 18-10, his term to be computed from his confirmation. Now, the Solons of Loco focoism discovered that as his commission was not is sued until 20th March, that he ought to be kept in until that date, to make out the full 10 years; and because the Gov. nominated M'Clure, at the end of the actual ten years, after Patton's term began, they call it tt executive usurpation." Now one thing is observable—the Gov. alone could not have made a Judge—the Senate had as much to do in the matter as he had. It is then not tt executive usurpation" even if their pre mises were right. But look at the facts—Gov. Porter issued Judge Patton'. commission on 20th March 1810, and says in it that he is to haveend to hold the said office of President Judge! .f the sth Ptstrict for the term of ten years from and after the 22d day of Tan. 1840." By his own commission issued by their tt own" Gov. error, Patton ceased to be a Judge on the 22d day of Jan. 1850—and Patton had no longer any warrant to act. His term was declared to be at an end, by the only evidence he had of his official character. He could have done no act that would have been legal,—he had no commis sion to act after that ! Was Patton injured by the appointment of M'Clure Gov. Porter had struck the blow ! He by his official act had declared the Bench vacant on that day—his was the to usurpation." And Patton knew this— drew his salary up to the 23d Jan. 1850, and left the Bench. Now he and his friends, and these tt gall and wormwood " boys, affect to be terribly outraged. Who committed the outrage 7 their own Governor ! Could Gov. Johnston do less than fill the vacancy they had declared to exist? It was his duty to fill it and he did. They must tt seek other cause" against his faithful and fearless discharge of duty, before they can de ceive the people. Much of the tirrie for the pact week has been spent in letting of the gas" on the constitu tional amendments. All who can, and some who cannot talk, are desirous that their con stituents should see their views in print; and much time is spent in proving, that that which will most assuredly be done, should be done. Although myself favorable to the elective judi ciary, I consider the proposed amendment as it now stands, like King Richard at his birth, "not half made up, and that so lamely and unfashion able that the dogs," will bark at it.—But it will pass unchanged. The apportionment Bill as reported in the House by the Loco Foco majority of the com mittees is the foulest monster of political un fairness that ever saw the light. It is charac , teristie of the party and its leaders and would if allowed to pass, disfranchise virtually thou sands of our citizens ; while to others it would increase the actual value of their votes nearly one third. All the large fractions in Whig counties are lost, while in the Loco Foco coun ties, the scroll fractions get an additional mem ber. Whether they can jtass it I cannot say. There are seine good and I believe honest men among them, that blunts at the bold knavery ; and it may be that they will be fearless enough to strike at, and cripple the monster ; but I have my doubts whether they hare strength enongh. It is certain, I think that it cannot pass the Senate, or I will acknowledge that 1 have mis taken the character of the Speaker. He has thus far proved that he is fearless to do right. In the Senate on Tuesday, Senator Packer made a bold effort to reject the confirmation of Geo. Bressler, as Associate Judge of Clinton county, charging him with being implicated in what he pleased to call the .. election frauds of 1838." Judging from what I saw and heard, Packer's friends would have been better antis fled if he had let 1838 sleep, for if once awaken- ed it might wisper some unpleasant "by-gonea" Ito his own friends. But Packer is a "bitter ceder," and allows no occasion to pass, when he can show his bitter-ness,and with all his bland ness, he is the moving spirit which keeps his partizan small fry continually at their dirty' ' work in assailing and maligning the administra tion of our present faithful and honest executive. You have seen the attack of the Canal Com missioners upon Gideon J. Ball, State Treasu rer, and his reply.—Ball has satisfied them that he knows what he is about and can take care of himself. The Committee appointed to investi gate that matter, have yet made no move to ward it. Thoy are evidently afraid that they shall burn their own fingers. It is said that some of the Committee are admirably calcula ted to investigate charges of the kind—one at least having been a public officer, and his ac count remaining to this day unsettled; and quite a balance standing against him in favor of the State I You will see the able and ingenious speech of your member, Cornyn, on the judiriaty amend ments, and of course will publish it at length. While I disagree with him in some of its main features, I would bespeak for it a careful peru sal. The bill to incorporate the . 4 Huntingdon and McAlavey's Fort Plonk Road Company"—has passed both houses. The Petersburg and Shaver's Creek Turn pike Road Bill has passed the lower House— and also the supplement to the Spruce Creek and Philipsburg Turnpike Road Co.—also the act to incorporate the Church Hill Cemetry at Alexandria. A supplement to Huntingdon and Broad Top Rail Road has been reported. A bill authorizing the erection of a Poor House in Huntingdon county, was reported a day or two !since. All which will surely satisfy your citizens that your member, Cornyn, is attentive, active and efficient. Ile deserves well at your hands. The heavy business of the session is just com mencing ; and if possible I will keep your rea dears acquainted with what they do. Gen. Houston's Speech. Gen. Samuel Houston, Senator from Texas, made a capital speech in the Senate on the Bth inst., on the slave question. He stood np man fully for the Union, and scouted the idea that it could be dissolved by the mere politicians of the country. He is right in supposing that the farmers, mechanics, workingmen, and in fact, all classes but a few noisy politicians, are in fa vor of preserving the Union. The reading of his remarks gave us renewed confidence in the durability of the confederacy. One after anoth er of the great men of the nation, the patriotic statesmen, are ranging themselves on the side of the Union ; and we hope that those who are for its destruction will show their equal candor that the people may know their friends from their enemies. W. consider any man who ad vocates a dissolution ol the Union as much a traitor to his country as was Benedict Arnold —and we care not whether his location be North or South of Mason and Dixon's line. Gen. Houston very properly condemned the wholesale denunciations of the North because of the madness and folly of a few fanatics and fools ; and he contended, that the main body of the Northern prople have as strong an attach ment to the Union as those of any other sec tion. The truth of this cannot be doubted. Onion and Harmony. There is no rule (says the North American) without an exception ; and though the opponents of the Whigs have earned the title of the "har monious democracy," yet over the perfect pla cidity of feeling in which they rest, there will, now and then, creep a ruffling breeze of discon tent, and the harmony will be lost in a storm of passion that is much to be deprecated. It does not seem to matter much in the end, however, for when the ebulition is fairly made, the ,thar ninny" returns, and all goes on smoothly as be fore. A pleasing instance of this occurred in the Albany Legislature on Wednesday last, between two votaries of Mr. Cass, who are members of the Assembly. While the slavery resolutions were under consideration, a Mr. Burroughs went into a history of the Democratic caucus on this subject, and defended his dissent from the decision of that convocation on the resolutions. When he had concluded, a Mr. Bishop rose up, and gave his history of the caucus ; accusing Mr. B. of having voted for the resolutions in caucus. Mr. B. retorted that he Voted only that the committee might report them. A third party here entered into the interest ing debate, in the person of Mr. Story, of Duchess, who, in a deliberate manner, accused Mr. B. of having uttered a falsehood. This raised Mr. B's energies, and he let drive at Mr. Story an argumentam ad honttnem, in the shape of a glass tumbler, which happened to be on the desk. The missile missed Mr. Story, frightened the reporters, and shivered upon the clerk's desk. Thereon, Mr. Story rushed at Mr. 8., but was held back, and, after cooling down a few moments, both became itharmoni ous" again by apologising to the House. They were excused, of course, and things went on smoothly ; though it does not appear from the record that either party receded from his posi tion. Bedford County. The whigs of Bedford held a County Meeting in the Court House at Bedford on the sth inst. Joun AICE, Esq., of St. Clair township, presid ed. ALEXANDER KING and Josisir BARCLAY, Esqrs., were appointed Representative Dele gates to the next Whig State Convention, and S. L. Russell, S. L. Tobias and D. S. Longenecker, Conferees to appoint (in conjunction with the Conferees of Blair and Huntingdon) a Senatorial Delegate to said Convention. The resolutions adopted on the occasion breathe the true Whig spirit. The Locofncos held a meeting in the same plane on the 4th inst., and appointed Delegates and Conferees ; and ordered the proceedings to be published in the Gazette " and Jackson Democrat." They resolved to nail the name of Janice Buchanan to the mast as their prefer ence for President, and lion. Jar. Black for Governor and repudiated Witmer and Boot. State Appropriation Bill. Judge CONYNGIIAN reported the general ap• propriation law to the House on Thursday last. It provides for the payment of the Governor, State officers, Clerks, Contingencies, printing and other objects of a permanent character ; also for the following objects Publishing amendMents to Constitu tion, 2,000 00 Common Schools, 200,000 00 Pensions and Gratuitiell, 25,000 00 House of Refuge, 4,000 00 Blind Institution, 0,000 00 Deaf and Dumb, 11,000 00 Eastern Penitentiary, 6,000 00 Western Penitentiary, 6,000 00 Judges of the Supreme Court, 15,766 66 President and Associate Judges, 81,600 00 Domestic creditor interest, 5,000 00 Pottsville and Danville, guarantee, 15,000 00 Bald Eagle, 10,000 00 Tioga navigation, 7,500 00 Militia expenses, including salaries, 5,000 00 Interest on funded debt, 2,000,000 .00 Canal debt, prior to December 'lB, 60,628 41 Improvements and Repairs, 160,312 01 The above is in addition to the sum of 112,- 000 appropriated for repairs after Ist December. 1649, by Act of 10th April last. For repairs after Ist December next, 112,000 00 For motive power and expenses, in addition to the sum of $23.- 730 13, appropriated by act of 16th April last, 292,959 87 Motive power and expenses, from December 1, 1850, to April 1, 1851, viz—Philadelphia and Columbia road, $O,OOO 00 Portage road, 20.000 On Pay of collectors, to Ist April, 1851, 38,690 00 Lock-keepers. 36,300 00 Canal Commissioners, 5,200 00 Debts for the year 1819, 25,203 00 Extraordinary repairs, 50,000 00 Completion of the North Branch Canal, 300,000 00 State Lunatic Hospital, near Har risburg, 50,000 00 SeCtion thirty-two authorizes the Canal Corn• missioners to sell all useless personal property on the Columbia Railroad ; also the old depot in Columbia, the proceeds to go into the treasury, and the sum of $lO,OOO is appropriated to erect a new depot at the lower part of Columbia. Section thirty-three authorizes the Canal Corn missioners to receive proposals for all that part of the Columbia Railroad east of the new road to avoid the Inclined Plane ; and if a satisfac tory sum can be obtained for the same, to sell it and apply the proceeds to a new second track for six miles from Columbia, and to strengthen ing and improving the curves on such parts of the road as needs improvement. Primo. Shocking Occurrence,--A House Blown On Friday morning last one of the most shock ing accidents that ever occurred in this vicinty, happened at the foot of Plane No. 6, Allegheny Portage Rail Road. The partinulars, as we have gathered them, are as follows; Before day-light in the morning, a couple of miners belonging to the family of Mr. Ignatius Adams, went into a little back room of his dwelling for the purpose of getting some Powder to use in the Coal Mine, taking a lighted candle with them. Mr. Adams and Mrs. Adams with a child, were yet in bed in an adjoining room. Two young women were sitting by a stove in another room, about to pre pare breakfast for the family. When the men had obtained the powder, they blew out the can dle, but unfortunately a spark from it fell upon the powder, and then ensued the terrible catas trophe. The house was blown to pieces. Mrs. Adams was killed instantly. Mr. Adams was thrown from the bed, but not seriously injured. The child was for a time apparently lifeless, but revived, and is still living. The two girls were prostrated, the stove falling upon one of them ; both badly burned and injured; the one upon which the stove fell is scarcelyp expected to survive. The two men were also shockingly burnt. One of them we are told is crisped from head to foot, and although still living is not ex pected to recover. It is said there. were 12 kegs of powder in the room. How true the declaration that «in the midst of life we are in death." How unexpected may the summons come ! What a solemn admonition to the living 1 As may well be presumed, this sad event has cast a deep gloom over the neigh borhood in which it occurred.—Holledaysburg Register, 13th inst. Fire at Allegheny Furnace. The Hullidaysbur; Register of last week says On Wednesday morning last, a fire broke out in the bellows-house of Allegheny Furnace and entirely destroyed the building, together with the bellows and fixtures. The morning was very cold, and a fire hail been kindled to keep the machinery from freezing, and from this in some way originated the accident. The loss is perhaps about $2,000. The Furnace of comae stands until new bellows are erected. It was only by the most laudable efforts of the men and women about the bank that the whole Fur nace was saved from destruction. Associate Judges. The following nominations of Associate Judg es were sent to the Senate by the Governor on Monday, and confirmed by that body on Tues day John Dick of Crawford county. Sherman D. Phelps of Wyoming. John Grathus of Clinton. George Bressler 4, PALPABLE. Dlr.—The Washington correspon , dent of the Boston Atlas, in noticing the fire and tow Disunion speech of Mr. Clingman, says, the fiery orator remarked before he closed, 'that very likely gentlemen Might call the sentiments of his speech treason." " Oh, no," replied that veteran man of sense—Thaddeus Stevens, of Pennsylvania— ,, you are only liable to the charge of jolly." The New York Tragedy. The New York Commercial Advertiser of Monday afternoon contains a correct list of the persons employed in the building of Messrs. Taylor & Co., at the time of the dreadful ex plosion, designating those killed, wounded and escaped. The summary is as follows :. Whole number dead 67 Whale number injured al Whole number escaped 32 Whole number missing 6 Total 136 Truly a terrible tragedy. Subscriptions have been raised in the city for the relief of the fam ilies of the killed and wounded. The amount railed up to Saturday night was $2,583 53. Collections were made on Sunday in the church... Frompe Philadelphia Daily Sun, A Canal Board Breach-Official trouble . at Harrisburg. The hOme of , t chibiilry" is not alone among the Palmettos of the Sduth ; it sometimes dom icils on the soil of the bid Keystone. A cit. cumstance otcurred last week at Harrisburg, which affords striking eitemplification of the fact that Pennsylvania still has sons who are actua ted by a nice sense of hOnor I And we are more gratified to state that the noble upholder of our State pride, was one Of her Canal Corn- . missioners. The recta of the ante, as far as wa aro able to collect them, are these Mr. Inca% EL PAINTER promised to appoint a certain pet. ' son ns Weighmaster at Middletown, en the rec. !omendation of Capt. GEORGE M. LAUMAN, Mr. PAINTER subsequently forgot his promise, and another obtained the place. Capt. I.statart thought that IVIr. PAINTER had hen guilty of bad faith, and veik openly charged him with it at Buehler's Hotel, id tVords which may not be repeated to ears polite, eicept so far as to inti.; mate that the Canal Commissioner was compar.: ed to the favorite instrument of ApPOlio, the god of Music. This did not please the officia' dignity of Mr. PAINTER, and he thereto* after consultation with JESSE MILLER, who is a kind of HE. DRIESBACII in the democratic menage , rie at Harrisburg, invited Capt. LAUMAN into his room. He turned the key in the lock of the door, and told LAI/MAN he intended to shoot him if the language charged as used by him had actually been employed LAUMAN told PAINTER that to relieve him of any doubt he would re. peat the identical language to him, and thereu pon reiterated the charge of false faith, and branded him as a liar ! " Then," said PAINTER I will shoot you !" "Shoot me," replied LAUMAN, why you are too cowardly to shoot tt kitten." .3 But," said PAINTER, I once shot at a man, and if ANDERSON had lent me his pis tols last night, I would have shot you now LAUMAN expressed his opinion that under no circumstances would he dare to do such a thing, and then turtling upon his heel, left the room and Mr. PAINTER in silent contempt. _ _ . Of the deMetits of the original quarrel wd know nothing, kit it seems very evident that the lion•skin covered a cratek heart, or else cooler judgment came to Mr. PAINTER'S assist ance after he had locked the door; but to our minds the most amusing past of the whole ef fair is the attitude which JESSE MILLER assumed during the whole affair, which certainly opens rich, and is a very pretty quarrel as it stands" among the harmonious democracy. It reminds us forcibly of the story of the two negros who agreed to abuse their master. Sambo was to curse his master first; he did so, and so inform ed Gumbo, who asked him what his master said Nothing," said Sambo, s< he never open he lips." Gumbo taking courage from this infor mation, met his master awl commenced some insulting language, upon which the master in flicted a severe drubbing with his cane. Gum bo smarting under his wounds, met Sambo, and said, Ah you nigga—you got me into a nice scrape!" as Why, what yriu do 7" said Sambo. Why, me meet massa, and before I said two words, ,massa knock me down and give me what he call an awful flagellation!" « Yaw, yaw," roared Sambo, what fool nigga you be —talk to massa's face !—let him hear you! Samba too smart for dat—when he cuss massa, he go to de woods, far off, look around—see no body near, and den me tell massa he mind free ly ! Sambo know too much to abuse massa to he face !" Jesse Mitten is playing the part of Samba, and poor PAINTER enacts the part of Gumbo. Tne trons.--Frcim a remark in the U. S. Sen ate of Mr. Butler, of South Carolina, it appears that Foote of Mississippi and Hunter of Virgin. ia, both tocdfoeos, first suggested the project of a Southern Disunion Convention. These fellows as well as their abettors, whether Whigs or 10. cofocos, ought to form a lodge, with proper banners and regalia, and call it after their illus trious predecessor, Benedict Arnold. 132` Professor Webster was arraigned before Judge Fletcher, in Boston, on Saturday last. He rilead not guilty, when the indictment was read. The Court ; with the consent of the coun. eel, fixed Tuesday, the 19th day of March au the day for trying the cause. CO= The Palmetto State Banner, published at the seat of the State Government of South Carolina, says—That the President is a traitor to the South is very evident, from the fact that, to use the words of our neighbors of the Charles ton Mercury, he has exercised his whole author• ity to take forever from the Southern States all share in the Territory of the Confederacy. Cal ifornia is first to be fraudulently introduced into the Union, and then tobe used both as a prece dent and a positive power for introducing the other Territories. 8E31.-A report of the sudden death 6f Oen. Bern, was telezraphed from Southamton to Liv erpool just before the Europa sailed. Divorces. Judge Coulter, of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania n on the 24th ult., deliv ered thu opinion of that tribunal in the case of Jones v./. Jones. That decision in fact establishes that divorces by the Legislature for causes within the jurist/sc. , lion of the Courts in divorce cases, are unconstitutional and null. The effect of the decision will be to invalidate seven• eights of the divorces granted by the Legislature of Pennsylvania since 1836. There are some hundreds of divorced parties in the State, many of whom have contracted new matrimonial alliances.— The decision of the Supreme Court an nuls their acts of divorce, as well as their new marriage contracts, and makes the offspring of the new alliances Me gitemate. Judge Burnside gave notico that he dissented from the opinion of the majority of the Court. It would pro duce incalculable injury, and he dissen ted from it entirely, from the beginning to end.