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i• ad ; $2,00 if paid during the year. and
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All4l 114) paper diseoliOntied until all arrearages
are paid, unless at the option of the pliblisliet:
n"'Attention is invited to the advertisement
of EIoWARD S1 . 3111.3, in another colunin.
S. is young man of enterprise and imcitstry,
honorable in his (leafing., and deserving of en
cooragement. We would adVise those' *tinting
anything in his line to give hin t a call.
C — e' Col. Cornyn has our thanks fdi (timer•
nun favors daring the week.
Mr. Coinyn's gkeciu
Mr. Cornyn's Speech on the bill to elect the
Judgei by the People, liolt appear at iengih in
our next. We regret that ice slid not receive it
in time for publication this week.
Those who intend npplying at the April Court
for licenses to keep. public houses, should send'
In their petitions for. publication in our next
number. The week following wohlit be bare
ly in time, and it is better to be one week in
advance. We have already received several
petitions which shall appear in our next.
Gen. Taylor and his Policy.
During the last Presidential campaign, the
friends of Cass and the friends of tan Boron in
the North, asserted and re-asserted ihnt Geraefai
Taylor, in the event of his eleetion; *Maid go
with the South and against (tic brtii on all
questions on which the two sections might take
issue. In short, they represented him as an ul
tra Southern man in all his views. Well, the
campaign terminated, and resulted in General
Taylor's election. Now let us sea how the as
sertions of his opponents have been verified by
his official emirs..
President Taylor, in his annual message, re
commends a revision of the present Tariff Law,
nod , Istrungly" urges Congress to adopt the
Pxocterivs POLICY. The North favors Mid
the South oppose this measure. The
dent also recommends the improvement of riv
ers and harbors. The North and west favors
and the South oppose this measure. The peo
ple of California have established a State Gov
ernment, and adopted a 12 . 4ktittition in which
slavery is prohibited, rend nets , ask admission
into the Union. Preside,* TaYlicoe seconds
their request, and "earnestly* recommends that
it may receive the sanction of Congress." The
North and West are for receiving free Califor
nia with open arms, and admitting her at once,
into the Union, and the ultras of the South op
pose the admission and threaten a dissolution of
the Union if California is admitted with her
present Constitntion and boundaries.
Are not the above facts a most triumphant
vindication of President Taylor froM the base
charges made .against him in the North previous
to the election I And do they not prove, That If
lie has any sectional bias, it is with the North 1
Rut the truth Is Gen. Taylor is acting just as
he promised to do—performing the part of Pres
ident of the whole country—favoring toed and
justice, without regard to sectional feeling. In
his official capacity he "knows no u North, no
South : nothing but the Union." lie is a Man
that "asks no favors and shrinks from no re:
sponsibility." Ile was elected as a Wino, by
the Whig votes of the whole conniry, and nobly
is he sustaining the glorious psineinies of the
Whig party. And in doing no, he deserves to
be and is sustained by every Whig in the cent ,
try. The Whig people are with him in solid
mass, and we would advise their representatives
in Congress to occupy the same position. We
make this remark, because we have observed a
disposition among some of the Whigs to vote
for propositions offered in Congress by Giddings
end Root, in opposition to the views of the Ad
ministration. These demagogues should not be
countenanced. They belong to the "bitter end ,
era," and will oppose the Adlninistration and
the Whig party, 110 matter What course they
may pursue. Or, in the language of Ritchie of
the Union, "no mat ter what face the future may
wear" they "will oppose this Administration
to the bitter end." The sooner Giddings and
Root and their fellow agitators go claWb, the
better for the peace and harmony of the Union.
They are as wicked and unprincipled as the id
tras of the South, and should be visited 6y the
same scorn and contempt. From the adminis
tration of General Taylor the North, and indeed,
the whole country, has everything to hope....
Let, then, the Whig Representatives of the
North give a cordial support to the Administra ,
Lion, end in so doing they will promote the
terests of their constituents, and the general
welfare of the country.
Dissolving the Union.
lion. Thaddeus Stevens, in a letter from Wash
ington to a gentleman of this place, under date
of Feb. 19, says 4 , We dissolve the Union
here every day, but it heals up the following
night, and the next morning is as sound and strong
as If it had never been dissolved!"
Opening the Canals.
We learn that the Canal Commissioners have
directed the superintendents on the main line of
the Pennsylvania Canal to let in the water on
'he 7th of March, the weather permitting. The
line is in good repair, and g heavy spring lmsi.
liens may be exteeted.
Election of Judges.
The Globe is again attacking Mr. Cornyn
for his course on the bill giving the election of
Judges to the People. We do not object to
this,—it is every editor's right to' comment on
the public acts of public men. But we do ob
ject to the assertion that we refrained from dis
cussing the question last fall, with the view of
keeping our renders "ignorant" of Mr. Cornyn's
„Position. 'We charge is a silly one, and Only
tenders our neighbor ridicoloni when he makes
it. For it is well known to our readers, that
Cornyn's name stood recorded among the
nays on this question, in our colninng; rey r Phan
md,,,h, previous to the last election, Wei this
keeping our readers in "ignorance" of his poz
dition 7 We are not oppoSed to the election of
Judges, and hence, notwithstanding Mr. Cornyti
lOas fhe candidate of our party, we did not
Choose to yield dCit private views to defend his
vote. And fhe tact of our not discussing the
citiestitin with our neighbor, gave him the advan
tage of a clear field, anil Mr. Cornyn the disad-
Vantage of being assailed by one press and not
defended by the other. Still, under these nil
verse circumstances, if irfetnory serves us, kr.
C. this re:elected, (if not by an increased vote)
bye largely increased majority I This result
was certainly not a Very flattering evidence of
the influence of the tildbe tfi?lt the People.—
We do not P'refend to say that Mr. C's vote
against the election of Judges helped him at the
polls; but we do soy that his triumphant re
electinn was an evidence that the People of the
county did not care enough abco'st the question,
to strike down an efllcient and faitlifnl repre
iientatiVe on ahcdunt of that single vote.
Text week we will publish Mr. Cornyn's
Speech, delivered a short time since, in oppo
sition to the proposed amendment of the Con
stitution, and we hone our neighbor 'Pill do the
same. After doing so, :le can take itli the differ
ent positions assumed in the speech, and exhib
it their fallacy to the Pedfffe.
On Itiondaj• Of last week Mr. Doty offered a
retteltttitin instructing the committee on Territo
ties /8 report a bill in favor of admitting Cali
fornia into the Union as she now stands, discon
nected with any other question. The South
seemed to be taken by surprise, but soon rah-
lied, and by a system of tactics as unfair it
is dishonorable, to them, succeeded in' defeating
the passage of the resolution, althaugh the ma
jority held the House in session AMU midnight,
hen the Speaker decidedthe the session 'for'
that day had expired, and that the resolution
would have Id tieciver. On our first page w•e
insert the proceedings at length, for the purpose
of gii•idg our readers an idea of the way in
Which factious minorities may, for a time, de
feat the will of the majority.
The slasery question has been muter disens
' sion, to the exclusion of all othei TrAisinesS,
ring the whole of the past week, Jri another .
.olumo we give an abstract of a speech dcliv-
erect by Hon. THAI/Ml:B Evxxs. From it our
readers can form some idea of what the whole
speech is. It is spoken of by Washington cor
respondents as the great speech of the session
on the Northern side. A few such, scathings
would, we think, de the (Miss of the South great
good. We shall try and publish this speech at
length when we reteive it.
Gen. Cass and the South.
During the debate the other day in the. U. S.
Senate, lien. Cass took occasion to explain the
meaning of his Nicholson letter, written pre
vious to the late Presidential campaign, which
he complained had betn grossly misrepresented
in both sections of the Union. That letter as:
sertea the principle that the people inhabiting
the territory at the time of the acquisition, and
such others as might migrate to it, were enti
tled to settle the question for themselves, and
consequently that Congress has no authority to
legislate On the subject.
itir. Clemens, of Alabama, replied, and said
tie owed an apology to the people of Alabama,
for having misled them in regard to the opin:
ions of Gen. Cass on this subject. lie tin ,
derstood the Nicholson letter as meaning any
thing else than what its author had now , repre
sented, and he had so expressed himself in the
When Mr: Yancey and other prominent
numbers 61fhe party had been repudiated for
giving the very interpretation to which it how
seedred to' be entitled. According to bis con
structieb, that letter meant that the people in
habiting the terrifoiies were Only to exercise
power over the ipiestion of slaVery when they
assnmed a sovereign Capacity, and were prepar
ed to adopt a State Government. To carry out
the doctrine now maintained by Gen. Cass, the
South would hale no interest or expectation in
the vast territory lyieig ea'at of the Sierra Neva
da, which was mostly settled by a population
accustomed to Mexican laws, by which slave
ry hail been prohibited. it is said these re
marks very much disturbed the equanimity 6f
the ex-Pri itidentiai candidate:
Mr. Davis, of Mississippi; remarked that he al
ways understood 'the Nicholsen letter as its
author had tloti• explaineriit, and for that reason:
bad reinsed to support him. This unexpected
development has settled Gen. Cass' prospects
for the Presidency. lie is ritric considered as
fitirly laid npon the shelf. So we go,.
07 'F editor of the Globe has kept his
readers in . ( ignorance," up to this time, of the
fact, that the gentleman elected Speaker of the
llouse, by the democracy, vtaTa violent oppo
nent of the erecti'lm of Ridges, And also that J.
M. Porter, the trading LicofoCo memter Of the
present Legislature, declared a short tithe since,
that taking patronage front the Erteentive, and
giving it to the people, venbld /Welt!: dirthe dem
ocratic party in Pennsylvania ! Why so silent
in regard to the sayings and doings of yodr own
(3:7" Hon. HENRY CLAY visited Philadelphia
on the 224 inst., and honored the Anniversary
Ball, given by the Whig young Men in the even
ing, by Nit presentv: Vto was received with
Treasurer Ball and the Locefoces.
The protest of 0. 3. BALL, Esq., State Trea
surer, alluded to by oar Harrisburg correspon
dent, will be found below. It is well written
and in admirable table. The course pnrsned liy
the Locofocoa towards this faithful public Officer
should bring down upon them the indignation
of the honest men of all parties. Ever since
Mr. Ball's induction irto office, he hat labored :
With an energy worthy oT all praise' to sustain
the credit EiT the CorinnonWeaftb. The State
interest has been promptly met ty him, withoni
resorting to loons, in gold and silver. And du.'
ring all the time he' lies had the Canal tonil
itoing all in its power to thwart him in his no
ble purposes. And now they have got up an
investigating Committee, and summoned the
Canal and Railroad Superintendents, to tarnish,
if possible, his fair fame. All this, too,. be
cause Mr. Ball happens to be a Whig. And
this committee, cohtrary to all law and usage,
refuse to specify he charges on which Mr.
Ball is to be tried: As Mr. Smyser well said
in Committee, Mr. Ball's situation is precisely
similar to that of a man who had been' brdttght
before a Court under the geneful charie or hair
ing stolen a horse, withoUt any specification be
ing made of the . kind of a horse, the time at
whin, the place from which, and the owner
from'WhOm, he was stolen. In view of this
outrageous violation of his rights, Mr. Ball has
submitted the following
The undersigned being ready & will itig
to have all his official acts inquired into;
requires that it shall be done legally did .
in such form as will do no violence to
the laws of the land, nor prejudice to
citizens and public officers, by estafyli§h
ing bud precedents. He therefore pro ,
tests against the manner in which' the
Committee are proceeding, and assigns
the following reasons, viz :
'The office of State Treasurer is one
established by the Constitution. The
Treasurer, in consequence, is in no way
subject to the .coutrol of the House of
For misdemeanors in office, the House
of Representatives have no power to
censure. With that object in view, they
have no authority under the Constitution
For misdemeanors, the remedy is im
peachment, as prescribed by the Con
stitution. The House of Representatives
hare power, under the Constitution, to
impeach "all civil officers."
1 deny the authority of the Commit•
tee to inquire for any other purpose than
if the Committee are inquiring for the
purpose of impeaching me, then I de
mand, in the name of the people, the
right guarantied to all by the Constitu
lion, which says, "the accused bath 4'
right to demand the nature and ca , se of
the accusation against him." A judgment
on such a charge works an attainder,
which continues, under the Constitution,
The dotibcidences being so terrible,
depriving one forever of the rights of
citizenship, require that I sliould insoke
the prtneCtion Of the Constitution, by
demanding that the laws of my country
shalt be conformed to, in order that the
rights of my Countryinen may not . be
prejudiced by any neglect of mine.
therefore solemnly protest against
your refusal to present against me spe
cific charges, as irregular in proceeding,
a violation of the Constitution' ; tin in
fangment of the tights of a citizen, and
dangerous as a precedent . .
(Signed,) U. J. BALL,
How the Locofocos are tied
There are a few men in the Locofoco party,
in Pennsylvania, who play the game of corruP
tioh no boldly, that they actually ificsarn'i oppo
sition try their open and avowed disclosere of
their degrading sentiments. We were streek
with the truth of this remark, a few days ago,
when Mr. Porfer, or Northampton, in his speech
in opposition to the electioh of Jridgea by the
people; boldly &eared that, when a tiVember of
the dmiveniiOn Which framed the preterit Con
siltation, he warned his brother Locofocos in
that Convention, that if they Went Ott as they
had begun, to depriVe the Governor of his pa
tronage, the Locofoco party in the State of
Pennsylvania would soon be broken up, and
that he desired to repeat the warning to his
brother Locofocos in the present House of Rep
' resentatides. Was there ever ti filth bOld, yet
truthful admission that the LocofecO burly are
"held together by the cohesive power of public
plunder 1" But Porter, instead of iitialifY
ing his language when this construction was put
npoh it, seemed fd glory and exult in the fact,
and made no attempt whatever to explain avOity
the force of the declaration.
Mr. Porter further declared that the prriptised
amendment, or any change in the Constitution,
giving the election of Judges to the people,
would have the effect of giving at least two
thritfs ,f the Judges to the Whig party, and this
was another reason why he opposed it.
The people May now determine for them
selves the true cattle Of the bitter opposition
minritested by the feddets of the Locofoco parts
to the passage of this important measure.—Pa.
117 Gen. Taylor visited Richmond, Virginia,
on the 22d inst., to participate in the ceremo
nies of laying the corner stone of the Washing
CdsrinatsTurms.--.Walter Forward, of Penn.
sylsania, Charge to Denmark, and Francis
Schroder, of Rhode Island, Charge to Sweden,
have been confirmed by the Senate.
Lows Nartm.u..—The Cecil Democrat says
that there is a calf at Chowder Hill farm, in
that county, which has two distinct heads,
foot eyes, ears, Ace.,though batons body.
Letter from Harrisburg.-
Correspondence of the Huntingdon Journal,
Feb. 22, 1850.
Dean Crane —This is a curious world that
See live in, especially the Locofoco part of it.—
tiVost "fantastic tricks" itnaginails are
occasionally played by sonie of its great men.—
We hid an instance of (his in the Senate on Sat
urday. The motto 61 the Pennsylvania
of marble for the Washington Monument was'
before the Senate, and, ns reported by the com
mittee, wag ' , Pennsylvania, founded id 101,
by deeds of' Peace." Appropriate as this was,
it met with bitter opposit io n from three of the
Senators who arc of the genus Loco,—and they
in their opposition wandered out of their track
to blacken the memory of our great founder,
William Penn. 11. A. Aluhlenberg, from Berke,
took Occasion to charge Penn with having been
a hypocritical swindler and cheat- - ---a fanning
sycophant at that most corrupt court of Charles:
the Second, and a kindred spirit with him and
Jeffries. Mr. Hughes, of Somerset, re-echoed
the charges, and pronounced the peace-loving
old Quaker to be a man of blood; whole plain
seeming was but a cloak for the practice of vil
lainies "that common sinners dare not meddle
With,'" Mr. Mceaslin, front Greene, to show
his endorsement: of these shameless slanders,
moved to emeriti by insertingthe word ti'ropdo
lent' before, Deeds of Peace.
This strange conduct fell like n thunder clap
Upon the Senate ; startled and astonished
Packer saw the effect likely to be produced'. and
he at once rebuked the madness ofhis parfizanS;
and Drum from Indiana, came to the rosene and
delivered a beautiful eulogy upon Penn,
drade his defamers hang their heads In' very
shstrie- , -he gave his friends a taste of 'he` "hitter
The State Reporter Bill was finally killed in
the Senate—the Whigs having returned to their
seats. Honest partizans have asked the ques
tion, why Mr. Drum, in this bill, did' not afs6
provide for the election in the'same way, of th'd
Auditor and Surveyor Generals 1 The answer
is easy,—they are now of his Or ty, and contin.
ue in office till May, 1851 ; of course they want
no change there yet. “Sufficient for the day,"
The amendments to the Constitution are still
before the House, and the hie , ikuql in thrown
out by the quantity. One member &Yes not
wish to occupy the time of the peOpfe upon a
subject upon which so much has been said ; and
forthwith pulls out a roll of manuscript, and
reads the dull seepings of his feeble brain, till
he reads to the end, when he informs the House
that as so much has been said on the subject,
he Will detain 'het& no httger; The tneenbef
from Bedford, adopted a somewhat original step
to vend his bunkum. He informed the House
that he had written his speech [tor his consti
tiVents.af calf:se] but he would only offer it to
the House by its title, and' would jay a few
things for their edification. When at it he
went, and let the wind from his stomach in a
perfect foam, like the water from a saki foun
tain; and if like Tittlebat Titmouse, he had
flapped his wings, and concluded with a cock-n
-doodle-doo, would have distinguished himself.
Two things, however, he has done,—made doe
speech for his constituents exclnsively, and an
other for the statesmen ! on Capitol Hill.
The investigating committee; to manufacture
democratic thunder out of Treasurer Ball, have
screwed their courage to the sticking point.—,
They met but gave Mr. Ball no notice of the
charges ; they are general, based on Norris'
letter, and he must guess. at the , rest. They
would specify nothing direct, only that Ball had
not paid Norris on demand. Norris made . the
en'gin'es at an enormous price—some hundreds of
dolhirs more than they sold a better article to
the Va. Railroad Company, and complains be
cause not paid in a few weeks ; and the Canal
Board make common cause against the Treasu
rer, and talk of the outrage ! Yet ycu know as
well as I do, and as many of your readers know,
that along the line of Cabal there are scores of
Poor men—day laborers, industrious mechanics,
who are needy, who have been kept out of their
honest dues by the Locofoco Canal Board for,
nol only weeks, but months and years. Yet
they manifest no cencern for them I Notrit it
rich—a manufacturing nabotnt and with him
they sympathize ! Let the honest citizens once
see and understand this, and they will then are
what this modern democracy is. If this corn.
mitten had dared open the door for truth, and the
whole truth, and give Mr. Ball a chance, the
people would have learned some things to their
advantage . ; and they would have seen how zeal
ously this Canal Board have labored to cripple ,
the finances of the Stets, and throw difficulties
in the way of Mr. Bull. And they might see
too, what labor and ability he has brought to
bear fo carry Pennsylvania ' s credit safely thro'
without resorting to a loan. Which is the neat
rause lolly they wish to strip him If lits fair
pate. It was never done before.
The Committee met last night. Theit con
clusions are foregone- , -the majority part of it-.
they are as ready to decide now as ever they
will b'e. Every effort of Mr. Ball has been
made td iti'duce them; to specify what wrong he
has committed,—what kW violated. They
having infused, Mr. Ball last night entered his
solemn protect against their proceedings. It
was terse; dignified, clear and conclusive. He
protested, in the name of the people and their
rights under the Constitution, against their con
duct, He said he was an officer created by the
Constitution and no other branch of the Gov
ernment could interfere with him. He was in.
dependent of them all,-ekcept he was subject
to impeachment, for any willful Violation of it
no the laws. And if this committee were sit
ting to prepare, and present to the House arti
cles of impeachment, he had a tight not only to
knOw it, but to know di/tine/4 what he was to
answer. If they were not sitting for that pur
pose, but to pave that he had committed a pri
vate wrong, it was beyond the scope of their
The Lore Foto' initjotify, fegalifless of riglif,
deterririned to proceed, and Mr. 0. A. Norris
was called to' the !amid. Being sworn on his
verve dire-=He said be was interested in the
price of the engines. Mr. Ball objected to his
being sworn in chief. The majority outraging
that well settled rule of evidente; overruled
objection and swore him in chief. Mr. Norris
told his tale, but was compelled to acknowl
edge that he had never presented any warrant or
other for the money. Ho evinced an anxious
desire to' argue, not testify, as to usages and
haute of the State Treasurer; and so anxious
was he to display his spleed, that he undertook
to make a personal retort 'ton Mr. Ball for his
letter to the Senate. Mr. Ball very politely,
and promptly, told Mr. Norris . 4 to leave the
personal matters to be settled between them ,
selves. He would answer him at any time in
any other place. • Mr. Norris knew where he
was always to be found," and tlins the farce
ended for last night.
Before the matter is ended it will be shown
or I am mistaken, that Norris's havesold larger
and better engines to the Va. R. Road for $7OO
less price, and have taken pert of that price,
Stsoo, sr. Rail Road stock, which is thirty-three
per cent below par !
It is now evident that the entire More of
this committee are in - tended to 'terse from the
character of Mr. Bull's astonishing success, in
sustaining the credit of the State. He is a Whig
anti something must be done, to blacken his
fair fame even at the expense of truth anti jus
see you have noticed how Lawman treed the
Poinrer. , -It is not the first time Painter has
" broke for the big timber," or rise all tile sto
ries from your part of the State ere not true.
But no• matter, he belongs 16 the innaler-ing
fragment of his party, and he has 1 right to be
found spbculating on tree.s.
The old farce of "FeilitilY Jars " has been
performed with great success, by the "unterri
lied derriOifrieP - OT Dauphin. the "fitter end
ers' Oil one side—the bar nburtrers on the other.
illlftlleiritni against ,the canteronitini. On Sat
urday night at the Waft' election for delegates,
the first scene was enactert. AbovxdrOtodred.
WinehogOs from York and Cumberland Railroad
were brought over and in' one ward they read
jen.ve, horse, foot and dragoons. Jense now the
moccasin tracks in time in the other ward, and
Fie defeated the Cameronian tribe there, Each
declares, the other to hgve succeeded be frond
and trickery ; and as they well tindersfand.e'ach
others character,l take it fdt granted, 610 tell
the truth. At ie'Coirrenion on Monday, the
fight became furious, end they tamped upon each
other all manner or epithets. The illr!leriter
were ridden over two to one and they made
their Rxodus- , :withdreW frOrdthd Coftvention
and left it to the Cameronions, with earses lerta
and deep. The DiMerites to prepare their
assefition robes," confident that like the drunk
ard on his back between two graves they Will
nine ngain, at least when the rest do.
One of two things is certain HOW, from
their own say--they are great politichl rascals;
or 1.... 7 1 T r5,amd it, may be both, eh! .
tour Plank Road bill has become a 1p w.
Now the People's money GoeS.
• Some time ago the Senate passed a resolution
carnet; tiPoh the Canal ComthissiOners fol. in
formation in regent to' a sale - which had been
made of ceitain engtriet, to which a reply was
returned, exhibiting the name of each engine
sold, the name Of the purchaser, aunt the amount
fest 'which it was sold, viz
Schuylkill-.J. 11. Moorehead, @lO
MontgomeryThos. Jeltriesi' 570
Wisconsin—Dr. Rowan, Sao
MississippiThoS; SeMiesi ti•is•
Sixty days notice df the lime and place of
the sale was given. These engines which were
thus told at the value of old iron, cost upwards
of thirty thonsand dollars, and the Superin
tendent of the Columbia Railroad represented
that they eouhl its .Pett and kepi in good rub ,
ning order fdr light 14siness at a itiflint ex
The reply, says a correspondent of the North
American, was not considered sufficiently ex
plicit, and more particula r information has been
asked for GS , the Semite in mite:HAl to the6pitt
iou of the Canal Board of the teal a7tib OT the
engines, which appear to hOOO beets AC/ifiCell
by the COMmissioners, probably to satisfy the
paiticular priate Parposes Of sane gentleman
or gentlemen Who ate IN their favor. Some
disclosures rosy lie made on' the subject, if the
question asked lie distinctly answered by the
Board ; and many other revelations would be
made di stonier cOhYse *ere PtirsUed in re;
gard to other transactions, the enetrmity of
which is fully understood but by few.• The
possession of the fedCral government is almost
daily revealing the conduct of some defaulting
officer ; and were men to secure a majority in
the Canal Board who would have no interest in
keeping secret some of the mysterious transac
tions of the officers on the public works, many
revelations would be made which would aston
ish the honest tax-payers of the State Who' do'
not imagine the Unworthy and dishonest means
used by selfish office holders.to,enrich them
selves at the expense of the State Treasury and
the State's interest.
Eire in New Orleans.
A serious fire occurred in New Orleans on
the 16th inst., shortly after midnight. A tele
graphic despatch states that twenty buildings
were burnt on Camp street, including the Pica
yune buildings, and some ten or twelve iu Bank
Place. They were mostly all stores.—Five
Insurance offices are among the buildings de
stroyed. The. New York Sun :SlutiYal insu'ranee
Company, it. is said, will lose about one hun
dred and fifty thousand dollars by this calamity.
W nnenl.-11en Toniph ins, aged
about thirty years, has been committed' to jail
for an attempt to murder his three sisters in
Townsend, Ohio. They resided i 4 house to
gether, and, itpob retUrning horde on Friday'
ftetirY without provocation, attacked
them with an eke, One escaped lo her father's
holse, about fifty rods oft. The otihe'r two sin ,
ters and the brother were found weltering in
blooil. He had knocked them down and frac
tured their sculls with the axe and then cut his
throat. There was scarcely a hope of the g i rls
surviving though the monster's own wound was
In the remarks made by General CASs
in the Senate on the 11th instant., as re
ported in the Union of February 12,
1850, occurs they fallowing passage
" Tho stars and the striped Would have
8011 beer the pillar of fire by day, and
alumd y night, to conduct our gallant
countrymen td that home whose asso
ciations neither time nor distanCe could
weaken or sever."
In the Bible it is *Mon :t "find that
thou goest before them, by day-time in a i
pillar of a cloud, Mad Vet a pillar of fire
General Grass's opinions, to his party
friends, will really prove "a cloud by
'light." It will not be seen a great way
off; and as "a great change is gningon"
in his mind, his cloud can be either like
a whale or a weasel, to suit the latitude
he is talking for.
But General CASS probably means
"the cloud" for "all the world," and the
pillar of fire for "the rest of tnatrki►,d."—
From the Rep: tlie n . f Fel,. 15.
Bitter-endism and Disunion;
We have devoted time that might hive Ireetr
'better spent to the perusal of the late speeches
of Mr. Inge, of Alabama, and Mr. Stanton, or
Tennessee, upon the policy of the Administra;
Lion in regard to California and New Mexico:
The object of these speches seems to be to pre;
pare the hearts of the Southern States for re- -
hellion or revolution. It is right to call things
by their right names. When men talk of diets;
nion or dissolution, they talk of Treason, or,
nothing less or ditlerent. This is tha trutlt r atur
it is quite time that, the truth vet* spoken 4"
If see understand the object of the proposed
Southern Convention, as originally 'planned, if
is, to adt;iNtricasures ' that may be rendered ne
cessary by the passage Of the Wilmot Proviso.
It seems that we ere behind the age. The Con
vention is to be held, if we tihderstand some of
the orators of the day, .uhless Congress shall•
legislate in all respects to satisfy the demands
of any gentleman who is modest enough to set
tip his own crude notions as the siandaid Of the
Southern rights and Southern exigencies. 'The
object is agitation., The purpolse is faction,
Disappointed in their scheme ror stopping thst
supplies—seeing that the Wilmot Proviso is
slipping out of their , fingers and determined at
all events, to embarrass and break down Gen.
.tAYLOR, the Bitter-enders now go in for t
Southern Convention, if Catifoinitt is admitted i
by a• majority of the two' HObses of Congress'
as a member Of the Union.--That event is to'
constitute a nos , ociA to belle. Let us hear what
Mr. Stanton says on this subject:
"Hut Pt May be possible that the dom
inant Majority in the' two Houses of
Congress will have the strength to
cure the admission of California, and
they will btindly exercrse the power
they ihassess: I litipe I shell never see'
that fatal day! But should it come in
spite of toy feeble deprecations, 1 shalt
be ready to Meet it with whatever sac
riftces (hay he neteStary to defend the
interests of the people I represent. it
is possible the people of the whole South
rttn•y not imMediately thiderstand the
fall extent of their danger—it is possi
ble that the efil defy of separation may
be postponed a ithille longer. But
solemnly believe time day must come,
as the inevitable' etins6quence of the ad
it is proposed to' accomplish. • • +
But if California be forced upon us,
witheut snob an adjustment of the ques,
trots Molted in that measure, I shall
be 'lefty l 6 make the final struggle vinitt
this , tei.y groumd—l shall be prepared'
to go with the Southern people in what ,
eeer they may determine—even though.
it may be to abandon the 'Union, ir•het
the rights of the Southern' States . Can ,
net be otherwise protected.
If this means anything, it means that 31r.
Stanton is ripe and ready fora ig final strirg,gle'l
—or, in other won's, rehellions or revolution,
If the rightful authorities see fit to admit Cali ,
fornia an a Side'. An' I,Vhat says OS. Inge, of
"The meeting of the Convention will
be preceded by popular elections for del
eoates occurring about the some time
throughout the whole South'. Pe this
canvass all those questions which tend
to the estrangement of the people• from
the Union will be necessarily intro'du--
'ced,. and augment, Without measure the
present excitement. With the causes
of aggravation, who can estimete the
force of the pressure from without upon
this Convention 7 The Continental Con:
gress of "16 were sieept on by the storm of
popular excitement to the declaration of
.11nerican Independence Which forever
dissolved our 'anion WA Great Britain:
The acts of insult an injury Which kindled
the fires of the revolutiou were trivial; in
comparison with those Which now
flame the public mind of the South. Hate'
our people forgotten the memorable des:
Imation; net " when a long train of abu
ses and usurptitierisi pursuing invaria:
bly the same object ; evinces a design to
reduce them under absolute desputistri,
it is their right ; it is their duty to throw
off such government, and to preVide'
new guards for their future security?'
I warn the North, that the liting truth
lie're uttered animates every Southera
heart ; and that every foie) in that don ,
,vention will prociann it; that Mill'itMs
of freetrren will shout their joyous re. ,
spooces, omit every hill and tulle y of
the South resound ivith the anthem-
Do not delude yourselves with fatal' Cr.
ror i that the resistence of the South is
confined to one form of aggressiort—‘the
Wilmot Proviso; and that your (Aleuts
can be accompinshed by edopting the
substitute proposed by the Cabinet.
The same resistance Will be offered to the
admission of Californiq."
Here Vr. loge declares that the Southern
forte hate strohger reasons tot desiring to
subvert the Union, than Our fathers had for sev
ering their connection with Great Britain—and
that the admission of California MI State will be
the signor for striking the biow that is to set
them free. This avowal is as bail as any trea
son that ever fell from the lips Or pen of Garri
son*. Mr. Inge has no com Mission from his.
constituents to titter any such atrocious send:-
meats upoh the floor of Uongress, or anywhere.
else. If we have misinterpreted his obser.va ,
tions we Will give him the benefit of the cor
rection. We hope that ho has been misrepre
sented. ViYe quote from the Webarand the sen
timents seta too distinct to be rnistaiderstood.
INTIgNA.-The Executive of Indiana bps as
signed to Thos. L. 'trotter the duty of procuring.
a biotic of Indian marble for the Washington Na--
tional lifontiMent, with the direction that the•
following sentiment be placed upon it: In
diana knows no North, no South : nothing but.
the Union !"