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1111NTINGDON, TUESDAY. APRIL 9, 18a0.
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Court commenced in this place yesterday.
Among other criminal business, the ease of
Jonathan Little, on the charge of Kidnapping
will be disposed of.
11'?"11on. A. G. CONSTA TT.E, appointed by the
Governor of Maryland to defend Jonathan Little
on the charge of kidnapping, in our Court, at•
rived in Huntingdon on Saturday evening last,
and is staying at Mr. Wallace's, Washington
'Neon SNYDER hhs opened a splendid new as
sortment of Clothing, in the room formerly oc
cupied by T. K. Simonton, opposite T. Read &
Son's Store. See card.
J. WEICHSF.I.I3.I.I, Optician, it wilt be seen
has opened a store next door to the Post Office,
.1. T. SCOTT has just opened an extensive and
beautiful assortment of Clocks, Watches, Jew.
elry, &c., at his now and handsomely fitted up
establishment, directly opposite the Flail of the
Sons of TeMperance. G,ve him a call.
THOMAS W. NEELET Offi!!, at private sale, a
Farm and Tannery Property in Aughwick Val
ley, near Burnt Cabins.
'the Post Master publishes a list or uplifted
WPM. MOLSON Barber, invites the public to
patronize him. See cord.
Whig County Meeting.
We hope to see a full turn out at the Whig
County Meeting this evening. An expression
of sentiment on the infamous Apportionment
Bill, passed by the Locofricos at Harrisburg,
should be had. We have every confidence that
Gov. Johnston will veto the monster, especially
if the People, whose rights are outraged by it,
call upon him to do so. We hope, therefore, to
hear the Whigs of Huntingdon county speak out
boldly on this subject.
A communication in reply to Justice of
last week, in relation to a free. Bridge, has been
received, but we are reluctantly compelled to
omit it on account of its length. The positions
assumed are that the stockholders of the Toll
Bridge have never offered to sell at any price ;
that when the President was called on by a corn
mittee of citizens, he replied by talking about
the cost of the bridge, the amount expended in
repairs, &c., &c., but did not state what the
company would take for the Bridge; that at
every Court Lawyers are employed to defeat a
Free Bridge, and that the Legislature was finally
applied to for the purpose of preventing the
erection of a Free Bridge within one mile of the.
Toll Bridge. The building of a good bridge it
is asserted, across theriver opposite Montgom
ery street, will only cost $3OOO, and six responsi
ble men have agreed to contribute $1:300 of this
LONSTANA AND TUE ISTA,IIVILLE CONVENTION.
—The Legislature of Louisiana, says the New
Orleans Picayune, adjourned without taking
any action on the subject of the Nashville Con
vention, or the Southern " crisis." A series of
resolutions got through the Senate, by a com
promise among members of different opinions,
in which it was recommended to the people of
the State to send delegates to Nashville. In the
House they were never brought to a vote. After
two or three days' debate, in which they met
with strong opposition, they were postponed
from week to week. All efforts to get them up
again failed, and they thus died a natural death.
Etse.rioxs.—ln Connecticut, the locofocos,
aided by the free soilers, have succeeded in
electing a majority of the Legislature, and pro
bably the Gove:nor.
In St. Louis the s"hilts have elected ther can
didate for Mayor by ..701) majority over the
Benton and anti-Benton cairlidutes.
We have some returns front Ohio of the
election for Deletates to amend the Constitution,
but nothing definite.
Gov. JoHNsroN's ii;.s•Tti;;;.—The New York
Express thus spoke of the ►ate messagz of (Joe.
It is a document of great length, and discusses'
the whole question of Slavery, meeting the
grounds of complaint, on the part of the remon
strants, with that power and ability which'
mark every emanation from the mind of Gover
nor Johnston. The executive apeaka kindly,
but firmly and becomingly,
A. W. BEN.DIOT.-.-Tile editor of the Lebanon
Courier pays the following just and handsome
compliment to our friend A. W. Benedict, Esq.,
"There is no pleasanter gentleman at Ilar-'
risburg than Mr. Beseninr, the talented Deputy
Secretary of the Commonwealth. We always
look at his good-natured countenaace with inter
est, as the mirror which reflecis a good and
benevolent heart. These good traits are partly
accounted for by the fact that 'he is an old
Ssirnea Coun•rr.—The bill to form a new
comity to be called Snyder, oat of ports of
Cambria, Clearfield and Indiana, passed the
Houseeif Representatives on Monday last, yeas
An apportionmect bill has passed both blouses
of our Legislature, and is Om most infamous
gerrymander ever attempted by any Legisla
ture. Of course Gov. JoussTos will promptly
veto this attempt at cheating the People out of
their rights. JUSTICE and EQUAL REPRESENTA
TION demands this at his bands. The Pa. Tele
graph of Wednesday last, lays <, The whole
thing was concocted in a caucus of the two
!louses the night before; and it was apparent
throughout all the proceedings on the bill that
they had only come into the Senate Chamber to
register their edicts of that body, n body un
known to the Constitution, and a participation
in the discussions of which, upon any bill of this
character ought to subject the party implicated
We have been informed, however, that the
perfect unanimity of yesterday, bore little re
semblance to the stormy dissentions which pre
vailed the night before. It is said that some of
the more honest and scrupulous members of the
caucus revolted at the bill presented them, but
that they were soon over-awed by the loud
clamors, and denunciations of the unscrupulous
However this itay Le, we can say, that in all
out legislative observation we have never known
so gross an outrage to be perpetrated in a man
ner so open, daring, shameless, and defiant of
public opinion, and honesty. When it came to
the question upon depriving the county of Erie
of one of the members to which she was Constitu
tionally entitled, Mr, Walker rose, and asked
the Speaker how he could reconcile it with his
conscience and the oath he had taken to support
the Constitution, to vote for a proposition so
clearly violative of both the letter and spirit of
that instrument. "According to the ratio,
adopted in this bill," said Mr. Walker, " the
county of Erie is clear!y entitled to two mem
bers. You, sir, have the casting vote upon this,
and all other party questions, in this body ; and
I call upon you, in the most solemn manner, to
remember the Constitution, and the oath you
have taken to support it, when you cast your
vote upon this question. How you can vote
yea, sir, or how any other Senator upon this
floor can vote yea, upon such a question as this,
I am sure I cannot understand."
This was a strong appeal, and ought to have
had its effect.
The enormity and injustice of this bill cannot
be better illustrated than by a reference to the
counties of Dauphin and Fayette. It will be
seen that Dauphin, with a larger number of
taxables than Fayette, has been deprived of one
of her members, while Fayette is given two.
Lancaster, also, and Allegheny, are both enti
tied to six members, whereas they are given
only flee. But we deem it unnecessary to go
through the whole bill, and point out alt its
violations of the ratio adopted. By reference
to the bill below, they will be fully apparent to
the reader; and we do not see how any man of
sense and honesty can expect it to become a law.
I. Philadelphia city, 2
2. county, 3
3. Montgomery, 1
4. Chester and Delaware, 1
5. Berke and Schuylkill, 2
6. Bucks, 1
7. Lancaster, 1
8. Lebanon and Dauphin, 1
9. Northampton and Lehigh, 1
10. Carbon, Monroe,Pike and Wayne, 1
11. Adams tied Fraklin, 1
12. York, 1
13. Cumberland, Perry and Juniata, 1
14. Huntingdon, Union and Militia,
13. Lycoming, Clinton, Northumberland
16. Luzerne and Columbia, 1
17. Bradford, Susquehanna and Wyoming, 1
18. Tioga, ('otter, McKean and Elk, 1
19. Venango, Mercer, Crawford, Warren
and Jefferson, 2
20. Erie, 1
21. Butler, Beaver and Lawrence, 1
21. A Ileglieny. 2
23. Washington and Greene,
91. Westmoreland, Somerset, Bedford and
27. Armstrong, Indiana and Clarion, 1
26. Centre, Clearfield, Cambria and Blair, 1
110 USE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
A I I e g h e n y , 5
Bedford and Cambria, 2
Butler and Lawrence, '2
Blair and Huntingdon, 2
Cumberland, Perry and Juniata, :i
Clearfield, Elk ank McKean, 1
Clarion, Armstrong and Jefferson, 3
Columbia and Sullivan, 2
Lyetnning, Clinton and Potter, 2
L e :. lei', and Carbon, 7
M onroe , Pike and Wayne, 2
Meer, Verhlngo and Warred, 3
Philadelphia city, 4
t , county,
Susquehanna and Wyoming,
Washington and Greene,
ENLARGING THE CAPITOL. -The Committee
on Public Buildings in the U, S. Senate have
agreed to recommend that the capitol at Wash.
ington be enlarged by an addition of 150 feet on
each end, for new Senate and Representative
How the Case Stands.
The late speech of the Hon. Truman Smith,
in the Senate, in reference to Mr. Bradbury's
resolutions and the subject of removals from of
fice generally, affords ample refutation of the oft
repeated falsehood that the Whigs had monopo
lized all the offices. We call the attention of
the people to the following extraordinary state
ments of the manner in whirls qur opponents
continue their gripe upon the "spoils" under a
Whig administration of the government! We
quote from the speech the subjoined tablii show
ing how the offices were distributed on the 4th of
March, 1845, when Gen Taylor came into pow
In the State Department 22 3
" Navy Department 34 23
~ War Department 21 26
" Interior Deportment 93 35
~ Treasury Department 270 76
~ Post-011iee De2art'nt 47
Dem. preponderance. 320
On the let of January, 1850, ten months af
terwards, the following is the table :
In the State Department 11 15
" Navy Department 25 23
" War Department 19 30
" Interior Department 58 80
" Treasury Department 202 132
Post-01fiee Department 35 14
So it seems that with all the out-cry about
proscription and the "bloody guillotine," our
opponents have still
f ifty-nix of a majority in
the Clerkships at Washington. Let locofocoism
hang its head in shame over this statement!—
But shall there not be reform in this matter ?
Will not our friends in power at Washington do
justice to the great Whig party which elevated
them to power ?
The Governor's Message and the House
That the race of dough•faces is not yet extinct
—that it remains represented by a number of
individuals, the most miserable and contemptible
of their species—is now a fact known to Penn
sylvania which, with astonishment and shame,
beholds them gathered within the walls of her
own State capitol, members of her own elected
Legislature, the representatives of her own
brave ; free, but insulted people. Their exis
tence and their character were both shown, in
the House of Rrepresentatives, on the 2:?nl, in
the action taken on the Governor's message ac
compaying the Georgia and Virginia resolutions,
transmitted to the House that day. The spirit
and meaning of those resolutions and of that
message we have already examined. In the
former, the States above mentioned insult Penn
sylvania by charging her with having commen
t ced and persistent in 'a system of encroachment'
upon the Constitution and the rights of the peo
ple of the South, "alike unjust and dangerous to
the peace and perpetuityof this glorious " Union."
In the latter, Governor Johnston, in the perfor
mance of a duty due from every Pennsylvanian,'
doe ' above all, from the Chief Magistrate of
the Commonwealth, replied and disproved the
r charge, establishing its entire falsity, and vindi
cating the fair fame of the State, ever distin
guished by fidelity to the Union and good faith
towards all the States and citizens of the repub
lic. This message—this vindication—this sim
ple, truthful, national and necessary defence of
the State from unjust accusation,—the children
of the State—the representatives of her people
—the Locofoco dough-faces to whom her destiny
and her honor are entrusted—have refused to
print. They would not have her defended—they
prefer she should remain insulted—they are un
willing the stigma should be removed from her
escutcheon. They fear less the disgrace of her
people than the anger of the South. They cry
that the Governor "dictates," because he de
fends; they whimper with alarm lest the mere
vindication of Pennsylvania should prove "of
fensive" to the South—to the calumniators and
traitors of the South, who, with one breath, de
nounce this Commonwealth for wrongs never
committed, and call for a Nashville Convention
to overthrow the Union. Let the South, there
fore, abuse and belie Pennsylvania; but let Penn
sylvania lie silent aunt crouching under the
charge. Let her plead guilty, or seem guilty.
No declaration of innocence—no proof of inno
cence—not a word of any kind, lest the South
should be offended. If the Governor speaks in
denial, it is imprudent courage or danwerons
honesty ; silence him—suppress his 3lessage—
let not even Pennsylvania hear his words; call
him dictator—enemy of the South—any thing;
but let not his vindication of the State of Penn
and Franklin from unjust reproach go forth to
the world, lest the South—the innocent South—
the terrible South—should be offended. This is
the act of Pennsylvania rep - esentatives—of Lo
cofocos—of Dough-faces—or, if words of coars
er indignation must express their ineffable
baseness, of cringing, cowardly, contemptible
creatures who belittle the State they misrepre
sent and the manhood to which they are preten
ders. Such men ought to be reprobated by the
common indignation of all parties in Pennsyl
vania; and Pennsylvania will be sure to repudiate
We did not think there were men in the Uni
ted States capable of such extraordinary pitiful
ness as has been exhibited, in this matter, by
the Locofoco representatives at Harrisburg.--
What ! is Pennsylvania to be assailed in this
way—outraged and vilified—arraigned belt, e
the world as being guilty of foul offences which
she sever committed, and no man—not even her
Governor—allowed to take her part, and speak
for her people in disproof of the unfounded
charger Are there men in the Legislature who
can sit patient under it 1 And do they think
their constituents can sit patient under it—or
under their own craven dereliction t The South
may speak—the North will accede; the South
may say what it pleases in wrong and derogation
of Pennsylvania—but Pennsylvan ia must not an
swer—she must not defend herself; her very
representatives rise up in denunciation of her
Governor for opening his lips on the subject.—
Such men are not representative. of Pennsyl
vania; they are representatives of the South,
performing the work of the South—and such
work—sorry and shameful—or utterly shame
less—as no Southern man, not even a disunionist
would ever descend to. We despise while we
ceeur the perfect servility of the dough-faces
of the Lolislature; and we expect them to re
ceive, asv have deserved, the universal an
digpation of • Pennsylvania.—iVorrli American.
FEETANg in Kgs•rnc•Kv.—The Lcu'sville Jour
nal, after refering to a "small meeting at Bed
ford, in Trundle county," for the purpose of
sending persons to the Nashville Convention,
adds very sign potty. “Any individual who
shall go into that body, assuming to be a repre
sentative from the State of Kentucky, had better
not come back witbin her limits,
Invasion of Cuba!
From the correspondent of the N. Y. Etpress
WASHINGTON, March 29.
In addition to the facts I telegraphed to the
Express yesterday, I now learn, authentically:
Ist. That the expedition will set out, liar:lat
ter what may be the prospects of a defeat.
2,1. That the command has been tendered to
several influential men both North and South,
but none have as yet been accepted.
3d. That Com. Parker will not exert himsell
as vigorously as he might to check the invasion.
4th. That there is more known about this en
terprise, here, in Washington, than you at the
North have a suspicion of.
1 have to day heard other well authenticated
reports of other forces leaving this country for
their general rendezvous at Chagres. There
can be no doubt that the demonstration will lie
more formidable than has been anticipated.
I shall telegraph you again, when the 'leak
ings' out justify. Yours, S. N.
The Conquest of Cuba.
Head Quarters of tree inva,ionigts i, - ; " N. York
—The politicians in the plot—Plan of oper
WASHINGTON, March 30.
I have learned beyond all doubt that your
city is the head quarters of Cuba Expedition.—
It is there that the managers are located, and
from that quarter the scheme radiates.
The '•modus operandi" is to land a thousand
determined men somewhere on the island, and
raise the standard of revolt, proclaim freedom
to all, and, relying upon the support of the peo
ple of the interior, or push on, if need be to a
battle, which will decide the fate of the "Con
• This may look and sound wild; but it is the
programa dam assured.
I - have said that the scheme centres in N. York
so it does—there is the physical, the material
part of it. The intellectual or the planning part
of it is in Washington.
Strange stories are afloat concerning the part
men here, high in public esteem, are supposed
to be taking in this business, yet such as I am
unwilling to repeat, until further corroboration
be hail. It. T.
Treaty negotiations with Sir IL linlwer—Mr
3rebster sustained—Cuban developments.
WASHINGTON, March 29th.
Disrarches from England have arrived in re
ply to the Convention projected by Sir H. Bul
wer and Mr. Clayton. The British Minister is
'authorized to negotiate more definitely. A cor
respondence has been opened and negotiations
are progressing in a friendly, conciliatory and
promising spirit. I suspect the point of con
tention is how much the British Government
mean by the alteration "not to fortify, occupy,
or exercise jurisdiction, over the Territory of
Mosquito by virtue of their protectorate.'
The prompt action of the British Government
is a happy augury, and we may hope to see this
unfortunate, and in some points of view unmean
ing dispute, satisfactorily settled at no remote
Mr. Webster has received large numbers of
letters from leading men in the North, more
particularly from Massachusetts, sustaining his
patriotic course. Very many are from distin
guished di vines of different persuasions, contain
ing the confession that they had not previcusly
coLaidered all of the provisions of the Consti
tution in the right spirit and expressing the be
lief that more good would result to mankind from
obedience to all of its provisions, than could be
arrived at by any other course.
One of these is from a distinguished divine of
Andover College which ably coincides with his
views both morally and politically.
Such are the testimonials which are showered
upon a man about whose head the storm of fac
tion roars with the fury of a trapicul gale.—
Like Washington he will come out unscathed.
The Cuban revolutionists are exceedingly
busy ; almost every hoer brings some new de
velopments of the extent of their preparations.
Government is on the alert.
NEW YORK, April 5.
The steamship Cherokee, Capt. E. H. Windle,
arrived at this port this morning, from Chagres.
The Cherokee brings about SO passengers.
She brings $1,158,818 in Gold, on freight,
besides over halls million estimated to be among
A tremendous fire °retired at Chagres on the
night of Saturday March 231 The largest part
of the town •,vas reduced to ashes.
The Cherokee brings news from San Francisco
to the Ist March, brought by the steamers
Oregon and Panama, to Panama. This is one
month later than the previous accounts. The
intelligence is not of special importance.
The setting in of the dry season, and the coin
mencenient of digging in the gold region, with a
'prospect of extraordinary success, had given a
renewed impulse to business in San Francisco,
and throughout the country.
Measures have been taken to guard against
any overflow of the City of Sacramento in future.
The cost of the work of embankment in the front
of the city will be about one million of dollars.
Business is very brisk at San Francisco.
Rents are falling. Real Estate is at a stand.
Lumber is declining.
SAN FRANCE,CO, March 1
The quotations are for American flour $lO
per barrel, Beef cattle, $2O per head ; Lumber
$175 a $l6O per thousand feet ; Pork, $2O a
$27 ; Mess Beef, $l2 a $l5; Brandy, $8 per
case ; Gin, $4.
Interesting from Illinnesota.
The st. Paul's Oiiiiin.sotai Chronicle, announ
ces the return of Governor Ramsay, on the 19th
of February, after a three mouths' absence in
the Eastern States.
lie reports Minnesota stock high among the
Eastern people, and the prospects are flattering
that we will have a large immigration next sea
The St. Paul papers are filled with letters as
king information from persons intending to emi
grate, which would seem to corroborate the
statement of Governor Ramsay.
is tract of land north of St. Paul, recently
surveyed, says the Register, produces about five
hundred dollars worth of cranberries to the acre,
land the streams and lakes swarm with the finest
trout, bass, pike,
White sand of excellent quality being very
abundant out in the vicinity of St. Paul, some
of it was taken to the Cincinnati Glass Works
by way of experiment, and with it most excel
lent glass was made. The experiment war so
successful that a company is forming in Cincin
nati to go into the manufacture of glass at St.
Paul this season.
A matrimonial fever, the Register also tells
us, has seized upon all the bachelors in that re
gion, and wives are scarce and in demand, be
ing the dearest article in the Minnesota market,
From the Lewistown Gazette
Trial for Arson—Conviction of Prison-
Much interest has been manifested in
the proceedings of Court since Monday
lust, several cases of importance to our
citizens as well ns the accused, having
been tried. The principal one was the
Commonwealth vs. ,"mud ✓Narks and
George Rarick, indicted for arsoa, being
charged in one indicment with setting
fire Lo the property of Thomas E. Shull,
and in the other wish burning the stable
of 'l'. 4- F. McClure. A large number
of witnesses were ezatrtined—among
them McEnnis an assoeiatte of the par
ties indicted, who turned state's eel
dence—and n case made out against
them, so far as the burning of Shull's
property was concerned, whleh could
admit of no doubt. Marks, Rarick, and
McEnnis, it appears were among the
lenders in kindling bonfireson the streets
and other riotous proceedings, and
on the night of the fire, after kindling a
bonfire in front of McDowell's tavern,
proceeded down Market street to the
jail for the purpose of sobering one of
them by a walk, when, according to Mc
Ennis, Marks declared he would born
the ten pin alley. McEnnis alleges that
he attempted to persuade him not to do
so, but lai led. The party then procee
ded down Wayne street to the building
when Marks got in at the window, Rar.
irk took tip his position at the alley and
M'Ennis proceeded to the blacksmith
shop below. Marks soon cameout and
followed by the others, set olfon a run
through the alleys toward the bonfire
up town, so as to be there before the dre
broke out. A portion of this testimony
is circumstantially corroborated by nth•
er witnesses, and weknow of no reason
to doubt M'Ennis' statement of the af
fair. The case With ably conducted by
A. P. Jacob rind S. S. Woods, Esons.,
for the Commonwealth, and G. W. EL
DER and ANDREW PARKER, Est:as., for
the defendants, and was given to the Ju
ry on Thursday, who after deliberating
some time returned a verdict of G utLTY
for burning the property of Thomas E.
Shull, as charged in the first indictment,
and not guilty of burning the stable of
T. & F.M'Clure, as charged in the sec
The counsel for defendants intend
making application for a new trial,
which. we believe is to be argued to mor
The punishment for the crime of
which the prisoners stand convicted is
confinement in the Penitentiary for any
term not exceedingfilteen years.
The New Bonnet.
To turn a moment from the thread
bare and antiquated political masks in
which the politicians play their parts,
let us pay a passing compliment to the
new spring bonnets, which with the
greening peach buds, is just venturing
forth into the light. Like the buds, it is
a delicate, tender green, with the fain
test suspicion of crimson glowing here
and there upon its silken surface. Like
,► beautiful mouth, st is neither too large
nor too small, and like a girl passing the
sweet printents de la ale, it becomes a
But this exquisite bonnet, although we
have it faithfully Daguerreotyped in our
memory—as, sooth to say, so we have
the face of the wearer—glides from be
neath our pen point when we would de
scribe it, and eludes our words. Howev
er, it will be speedily reproduced in myr
iads of fair resemblances, even ns the
first bud when it wakes from its winter
dreams finds itself reflected on every
swinging spray. We know not to which
one of the many surpassing artists in
millinery belongs the glory of inventing
this indescribable bonnet—but whoever
she may be, silk and scissors have alone
prevented her from being an acknowl
edged poet.—X. Y. Merolla-es' Day Book.
RAINING FLESH AND BLOOD.—The Fay.
etteville, (N. C.) Carolinas, states that,
on the 15th of February, there fell in
Simpson county a shower of flesh and
blood, about 30 feet wide, and as far
as it was traced, about 250 or 300 yards
in length. The pieces appeared to be
flesh, liver, light brains and blood.
Some of the blood ran on the leaves,
apparently very fresh. During the
time it was falling there was a cloud
overhead, havina a red appearence like
a wind cloud. There was no ruin. A
piece of the meat has been examined
with two of the best microscopes in the
place, and the existence of blood wel
established ; but nothing was shown
giving any indication of the character of
the matter. It has the smell, both in
its dry state, and when macerated in
water, of putrid flesh ; and there can
scarscly be a doubt that it is such.
Look Our for Him !
Some scoundrel, name unknown, is travelling
through this county, stopping occasionally with
farmers for a night's lolging or a meal, and then
insists on paying for the same. Our hospitable
farmers continue to refuse, but in almost every
instance he succeeds, by declaring that it is
"not his way of doing business," &c., in palm
ing off live dollar bills on the Commercial Sank
of M illington, (a broken concern,) or a counter
feit note on some other bank, and receiving four
dollars change in good money.—Lew. Gazette.
We publish the above to put the citizens of
this county on their guard against the swindler.
MAIL. CARRIED BY DOGS.—The St. Paul
(Minesota) Pioneer, has late dates from
the Selkirk settlements, by the arrival
of nn express mail in eighteen days, the
sled being drawn by dogs, which made
50 miles a day.
Death of Mr. talhouti.
The death of this distinguished man,
was announced by telegraph on Sundiv,-
mornin& last, :o every section of the Uni
on, and created in all the circles of moci
eiy a painful and solemn impression.
Though occupying an extreme position
in the councils (tithe nation on the great
question• of the day, he was, never thless,
regarded by men of all parties as a matt
of sterling integrity, and private virtues
of the highest order : while upon gtOer
al subjects his statesmanship was , etle•
sidered as inferior to that of tin man in.
the country. And though he often ea.
tertainetl &pinions at variance with his.
Own countrymen, and somettmcs advoca
ted measures which would have proved
:unfortunate for his country we-are neis.-
ertheless bound to infer from the purity
of his character,- which, in. the - whtile•
course of his long and eventful publirr
career never contracted a stitia,. that
his intentions, whatever may hare beers
the tendency of his acts, were always
honest, upright, and strictly conscien.
On Monday his death was feeling . tV
announced in both houses of Congress,
when the usual resolutions were o‘top
ted, after which the two houses adjoyrn•
After the reading of the journal in
the Senate, Mr. Butler, of South Caro
lina, rose, he said, " to discharge a
mournful duty, and one which involved
in it considerations wolf calculated to
arrest the attention of silat body—it was
to annouce the deatl's of his late col
league, the Flon. Jolla t'uldwell Calhoun.
lie tiled at his Irolgings in this city, on
yesterday turning, at half past seven o'-
clock. He was conscious of his ap
proaching end, and met death with foul--
tude and uncommon serenity. Ile had
many admonitions of its approach, and
without doubt he had not been indifler--
ent to them, with his usual aversion to
profession. He said little for effect in
this world, and his last hours bear an.
example of his life and character, for
truth and simplicity. Mr. Calhoun for.
some years tad been suffering under a
pulmonary complaint, and under its eff-ects could not have reckoned on a long
existence. Such was his own convic
tion. The immediate cause of his death.
was an affection of the heart. A few
hours before he expired he became sect
sible of his situation, and when he was
unable to speak his eye and look evitt
ced a recognition and inieiltigence or
what was passing. One of the last di
rections he guve, was to a dittiful son„
who had been attending him, to pus
away some manuscript which had been.
written n short time berme under his.
dictation. Mr. Calhoun was the least.
dependant man he ever knew, and he•
had in an eminent degree the self sus
taining power of intellect. His last days
and his last remarks were an exemplifi
cation of what he had first said. Men
tal determination sustained him when
all others were in despair. He saw him
a few days ago in the seat near him,
which he had so long occupied. He
saw the struggle of a great mind exer.
ting itself to sustain and overcome the
weakness and infirmities of a sinking
body. It was the exhibition of a wows.
ded eagle, with his eyes turned to the
heavens in which he had soared but
unto which his wings could never carry
him again. "
After some further remarks, Mr. But
ler submitted the usual resolutions of
Mr. Clay seconded the resolutions,
and paid an eloquent and feeling tri
bute to the illustrious dead.
Mr. Webster followed, and described'
the personal character and public esti
mation of Mr. Calhoun.
Mr. Rusk and M r. Clemens each paid
a tribute to the deceased.
HORRIBLE REVENGE — SKINNING A MAN
ALIVE.--The Galena Jeffersonian
among the overland emigrants for Cali
fornia last spring, was Mr. Green, of
"Green's Woolen Factory," Fox River,
and two of his sons, the youngest rt•
youth. It is reported that while pass
ing through a,tribe of Indians this young
man, naturally full of mischief killed a
squaw. The tribe having become welt
advised of the fact, hastened after the
company and overtook them, and deman
ded the murderer. At first the de
mand was resisted ; but alter the Indi
ans had informed them that they would
destroy the company if their request
was not grunted, the youth was surren
dered into their hands. They then
stripped him, and in the prerence of his
father and the whole company, they
slcinded him from his head to his feet.
He lived four hours after he was thus
Mr FILLMORE has give the Senate
fair notice that he shall henceforth take
the responsibility of repressing scurril
ity and blackguardism in the delibera
tions of that body, even though no Sen
ator should call to order. This is en
tirely right, though it subverts the rule
established by Mr. Calhoun nearly a
quarter of a century ago, and ever since
till now acquiesced in. We trust the
Vice President will draw the snaffle with
a firm hand, now that he has undertaken
it. There was a time when the Senate
needed no rigor of d iscip!ine on the part
of its presiding officer, but since the ir
:uption of Foote it has become almost
as rowdy as the House. The Country
will thank Mr. Fillmore for a resolute
persistence in his just announced deter.