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Thursday Morning, Marsh 20, ilsH.
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York and Baltimore, to receive advertisements,
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tise in our columns, will please call on him.
Spring Election'.
We hope our friends in the several townships,
boroughs and election districts in this county, will
not forget the Spring Elections which are to be
held on next Friday, (the 21st inst., to-morrow,)
and not allow our adversaries to carry the Judges
and Inspectors where they are not entitled to them
by the democracy of numbers. The election offi
cers then chosen will conduct the general election
next fall, the most important that has been held
for many years.
Census of Huntingdon County
for 1850.
Townships and Boroughs. Dwell. Fain. Inha. Pins.
Borough of Huntingdon, 243 274 1470
Henderson township, 148 149 Sla 59
Borough of Shirleysbnrg, 63 70 367
Shirley township, 270 273• 1613 101
Borough of Birmingham, 45 47 266
.e, . --
Warnorsmark township, 188 199 1191 61
Borough of Alexandria, 100 111 601
Porter township, 173 179 1050 56
Borough of Petersburg, 46 48 264
West township, 208 272 1464 112
Barrett township, 220 22'3 1271 90
Jackson township, 259 2GI 1431 75
Morris township, 132 134 787 33
Walker township, 192 196 1108 86.
—These arc all the townships' and boroughs'
Census filed in the Prothonotary's Office as yet—
the balance we will give when Isaac brings in the
It is with pleasure we announce that the
Post Office Department, by a late arrangement,
has favored the prosperous and enterprising village
of Shirleysburg with a daily mail, (Sundays ex--
The mail, by present arrangement, leaves Mt..
Union, at the Pennsylvania Rail Road, via. Shir
leysburg, through to Chamhersburg, every Mon
day, Wednesday and Friday; on the alternate
days it will be carried on horseback from Shirleys
burg to Mount Union and back, thus making a
daily mail, as stated.
sir The letter of Gen. James, the newly elected
U. S. Senator of Rhode Island, to the lion. Wm.
Sprague, has just been published, in which he
avows himself in favor of the leading Whig mea-
no election of Governor by the peopl . The ma
jority against Dinsmoor, Loco, in 186 towns, is
4,216. Last year, in the same towns, his majority
was 4,243—net loss, 8,450. The political com
plexion of the Legislature is yet in doubt. Two
Whigs and two Locos have been elected to Con
Ohio Herself Again.
Judge Benjamin F. Wade, Whig, of Ashtabula
county, was elected a 1.1. S. Senator from Ohio
for eix years, on Saturday last.
Judge Wade was one of the earliest supporters
of Gen. Taylor in the Western Reserve.
John Woods, Whig, was re-elected State Au
ditor. The Whigs elected two minor officers.
fiff There was no Beckman there !
regulations adopted by the Canadians, go into op
eration on the sth of April. From and after that
day, the rate will be uniform at threepence through
out the Province, on letters under one ounce—over
one ounce, in proportion.
eir Major General Winfield Scott it is said will
leave Washington on Saturday next, for St. Louis,
and other points South and West, to locate milita
ry asylums, as provided for by an itct of Congress
of the last session.
REY. JOSEPH MATHIAS, pastor of the Hilltown
Baptist Church duzing a period of nearly fifty
years, died suddenly at his residence in Bucks
county, Pa., on the 11th inst.,
GREAT * FIRE IN CARLIBLE.—A most destruc
tive fire occurred at Carlisle last Wednesday morn
ing, between 12 and 1 o'clock, by which from thir
ty to forty buildings, and property amounting to
$50,000 was destroyed. Only about $B,OOO was
covered by insurance.
torney contested election case, in Philadelphia, is
"dragging its slow length along" on the defence.
Even more strongly than that of tho prosecution,
it exhibits the utter looseness and illegality of the
lir Pursuant to a call signed by over 1200
Whigs of Berks county, a meeting of the friends of
Gen. SCOTT WAS held in Reading on the 22d ult.,
at which strong resolutions were adopted &vont
ble to the nomination of the old Hero for the next
Presidency, and approving of the proposition to
hold two Scott Mass Conventkos on the 20th of
August next—one at Philadelphia, had the other
at Pittsburg. Ono hundred delegates were ap
pointed to represent Berke county in the Philatiel
phis Convention.
sr The Senate of the United States 'has wan
!mainly confirmed the appointment of Gronoe
W. liassaireay. Bag., n Put Muter of Lanese.
. . .
FU, sevenil weekspart the editor and pro
prietor of this paper has, by reason of Sitters !Br
diSpCSitil,ll, been entirely unable to iii•eMly per,
tonal atteiltiun to any department oflns
awl has been dependent
.on the kindness of difNr : ::',
ent friends at different thnes for assistance in his
Lace. As might be expected in such circumstan
ces, the rentibrmay have observed 901114 discrep
ancies in the editorial matter. An article in the
editorial columns last week, headed " Gen. Scott
and his Friends," has called forth the following
froin a number of citizens, which will- speak for
The paper is this week under the supervision of
a brother of the Editor, who is on a visit to-him.
The writer, without impugning or questioning the
motives of the friend who is the author of the ar
ticle of last week, regrets exceedingly the neces
sity of giving publicity lo the fidlowing which he
hopes will cure whatever mischief tuay have been
For the Huntingdon Journal.
The undesigned, Whigs and friends of General
SCOTT, have read with regret and mortification It
leading editorial in the "Journal" of last week,
censuring the recent card of the Whig members
of the legislature, which in a proper and becoming
manner snggcsted and recommended to their Whig
brethren throughout the State, organization in fa
vor of Gen. SCOTT. The article in question, as
we know, speaks the language and sentiments nei
ther of the Whigs of this county, or the Editor of
the "Journal,"(wito has been confined to his room
for some time by severe indisposition,) and we
fefl it to be our duty, therefore, to correct the
false and injurious impressions which that publica
tion is calculated to make abroad, and to preserve
the "Journal" in that position of stern and unwa
vering fidelity to \ the Whig party which it has
ever hitherto" maintained. Here, where the
circumstances under which the effusion appeared
are known, 110 correction is necessary. The
author professes to be a friend of Gen. Scott, and
why then, every one would naturally enquire, pub
lish that which aims at disorganization in the pres
ent enthusiastic movement of his friends 7 It is
only necessary for us to say, that to otrr certain
knowledge, neither the language, sentiment, or
motives of the writer are approved ; but that, on
the cotrary, they are all alike condemned and
reprobated' by the Whigs of this county, and the
Editor of the "journal" himself.
M. F. Campbell, Sand. L. Glasgow,
Jacob Cresswell, A. K Cornyn,
D. I%l'Murtrie, W. IL Pcightal,
J. A. Doyle; S. S. Wharton,
J. Sewell Stewart, W. 13. Zeigler,
Jacob Snyder, Jesse Summers,
David Stiare,' Alex. Cannon,
A. H. Bumbaugh, John Rend,
William Harman, E. C. Summers,
Benjamin Heffner, John Planner,
Isaac Lininger, J. J. Bumbaugh,
H. K. Neff, James Steer,
J. F. Miller, J. N. Prowell,
W. S. Ilampson, R. A. Miller,
Jacob Hoefman, Wm. Snare,
Peter N. Marks, Thomas Cannon,
Fidel Werth, Michael Schneider,
A. J. Africa.
Scott and Jonstont
The Whigs of Pennsylvania seem to he almost
unanimous in their choice of Gen. Wrtizim.n
SCOTT for the Presidency, and WILLIAM F.
JOHNSTON, for Governor. With regard to the
latter there can scarcely be found a single Whig
in the State to oppose his re-nomination to a sta
tion whirls he has so well filled and honored. He
will, unquestionably, he named with acclamation
by the Convention to assemble at Lancaster.
We believe, too, that he will be triumphantly re
elected. The indentions also are that Gen.
Scott will ltave a large majority of votes in the
next Whig National Convention. Half the States
in the Union have already declared in his favor,
and every day is swelling the tide of his popularity.
At present no other Whig candidate is seriously
spoken of. President Fillmore, it is true, has hosts
of friends—(who in the Whig ranks is not his
friend?)—but justice to the brave and patriotic
Hero of two wars will no longer admit that his
prior claim should befurther postponed.—Of Gen.
Scott's success there can scarcely be a doubt. No
matter who is the opposing candidate—be it Cass.
Houston or Buchanan—a Northern or a Southern
man—an old Hunker orn Free Soil Loco —the
old soldier who led our armies in Mexico is bound
to lead all his opponents in the Presidential race.
—Berks & Sch. Journal:
Gen. Scott and Gov. Marcy.
A Washington letter writer in the New York
Express has the following statement :
" A reconciliation of differences has taken place
between Gen. Scott and Gov. Marcy. Both gen
tlemen being present at a supper party given a few
evenings since, by J. C. G. Kennedy, Esq., the
Gen. expressed to Mr. Kennedy a determination
to make advances to the Ex-Secretury of War,
with whom bo had not been on friendly relations
since the Mexican war, stating that he felt oppress
ed by the unnecessary continuanceof any coldness
between himself and any gentlemen, and would
much prefer reconciliation. Ile hoped that the
Governor would receive his expressions in the
same spirit by which he was influenced in making
"The advances were made, and the result was
as he had hoped. The whole company (among
whom were Ex-Governor Crittenden, Attoney Ge
neral ; Ex-Governor Letcher, of Kentucky, now
Minister to Mexico; Edward Everett, late Presi
dent of Harvard University; Mr. Mueedo, Min
ister front Brazil ) Mr. Stuart, Secretary of the
Interior, &c.) seemed much delighted with the
affair and its results.
"At the supper table Ex-Governor Marcy was
toasted as the late Governor of New York and as
Ex-Secretary of War, in response to which the
Ex-Governor remarked, that whatever celebrity
might attach to Mtn as Secretary of War was a
reflected glory or honor—refleeted from the gal
lant men and bravo officers, with the notice of
whose conduct he was honored, and especially
from him who has been a distinguished Major Ge
neral for thirty-seven years—longer than any other
=III living. The expressions, so delicately made,
were recived with a burst of applause, and created
for the honorable speaker feelings of admiration
which will endure when the teeth** occasion shall
'Metier ie forgatfalnees."
Correspondence of the flUntingdon Journal.
N. Letter from Harrisburg.
Ilkulitsnutto, March 17, 1851.
1 - )son :—ln my last I neglected to enclose
and notice the •suggestions '"
To the' Freends of
Geo. Scott," of forty of the members of the Leg
islature; and having neglected it then I should
not hove referred to it 'now, were knot fora notice•
itaken of that action in'your last "Journal." Yon !
of course did not write it, or know of its pul;lica
den: I know, too, that your sense . of justice,
truth and fair dealing, *Old never - have permit-,
ted you, even if you had" not agreed with the' ,
"suggestion/V..44)las° assailed it, without placing,
it before your readers, that they might judge of
thejustice of your strictures.
I now ask in pure justice to the unintentionally
qffending gentlemen. who signed that card, that
your readers be permitted'ro read it, and weigh its
;merit, honest, not a perverted construction,
of its contentsoutd the motives of its signers.—
Here it is
“To TUB PRIENDS OF GEN. Scorr.—The lla
clersigned, Whig members of the Legislature of
Pennsylvania, respectfully suggest to the friends
of Gen. SCOTT throughout the State, to meet and
consult together upon the expediency and propri
ety of presenting his name for the next Presiden
J. W. Killing% Jos. Konigmacher,
J. H. Walker. Eli Slifer;
Thos. Corson, J. C. Reid;
R. C. Walker, Wm. Haslett,
G. V.. Lawrence, Beni. Malone,
P. B. Savory, G. H. Hart,
J. J. Cunningham, J. S. Bowen,
D. H. B. Brower, T. J. Bighorn,
Jno. M'Cluskey,- George Mowry,
B. Robertson, B. A. Sheafler,
A. Robertson, John M'Lcan,
Christian Myers, Wm. Evans,
Win. M'Sherry, Jacob Nissley,
James Carothers, Wm. B. Smith,
R. A. M'Murtrie, ' Thos. Van Horne,
A. W. Blaine, James Fitte,
Thos. Dungan, Samuel Hamilton,
Robt. Baldwin, David Maclay,
James Cowden, J. S. Struthers,
S. It. McCune, C. J. Hunsucker.
Harrisburg, Mardi 5. 1851."
One fitct should be know to begin with. It was
written and signed before the metnbers went to
Washington, by all but one or two.
Now why was this card. signed and published?
The friends of Gen; Scott liere saw that those
who were not his friends were Industrious in their
efforts to strangle, as premature, every movement
of his friends—and to save him from his "ene
mies in. the roar," it was important that concert of
action should be secured. Here were assembled
many of his friends; and they not only had the
right, but it was their duty to consult. That con
sultation was had, and as the result, they " res.-
pectfully suggest to the friends of Gen. Scott through
out the State to meet and consult together." Now
let me ask what is there " impudent,' officious and
offensive," in that. May I not be permitted to
ask in this place, if the writer of the article in the
"Journal" had consulted with Gen. Scott's friends,
would they have counselled the insinuation con
tained in it, that Gen. Scott may be charged with
having been a party to it.
Whigs have ever favored the doctrine that the
people should always be "consulted," in every
movement; and that no one man is justified iu as
suming to himself the censorship or dictatorship.
Consultation alone secures efficient concert in ac
tion. Do your county politicians consider them
selves, "impudent,' officious and offensive,"
when they meet and consult, and Wise the call
ing of meetings of the people, and sign thethselves
" many citizens," instead of putting their names to
the "pla-card." They come to your town to at
tend Court—but they also meet and "suggest" the
calling of mass meetings—and who is unwise
enough to call it dictation. Have the members of,
the Legislature done any more 7 No ! not even
so much es that ! They have only suggested to the '
people to consult as to the expediency and proprie
ty of action. Is it unjust to say that those who
denounce such a suggestion, must be desirous of
keeping the people quiet, and "out of the ring,"
until they put the ball in motion in their oum tray.
Theft must be an obtuseness, or a perverseness of,
intellect, in any man who asserts that this card
implies dictation to the people.
Your readers and yourself, will excuse this part
of my letter. The interests of Gen. Scott demand
ed it at my hands, and all onto judge whether any
true friend of Gen. Scott should take offence at
the " card" which the writer of the article admits
agrees in Pltrpose with the wisheS of khe 'people.
- The Legislature is, as- usual, doing little else
than passing local acts. In the House last week
the project of Mr. Penimait, to establish an Edu
cational Departitent, was discussed, and finally
was passed through second reading. The title of
this bill should be changed to "an act to increase
the expenses of the School Department, and appoint
and pay a political travelling agent... It provides
for a School Superintendent and State Librarian,
and increases tbe-experises of the School Depart
ment more than $1,200, per annum, direetly—be li
sides much more which must necessarily grow out
of it—and provides a fund of $5OO to pay a trav
elling emissary to peddle politics throughout the
State. And this officer, thus created, the present
Legislature .desire to elect themselves, to enter
upon his duties this summer, —they want his ser
vices in the coming campaign. Now what is ex
traordinary about the passage of this hill as far as
it has progressed, is that many Whigs voted for
it. Although not n single Petition from the peo
ple has asked any such change. Nor have there
been any complainta against the practical work
ings of the present organization of the School
Department. The constituents of Messrs. Smith
and Wenne were not misrepresented by them;
and let me say here that there are no more firm,
consistent and faithful representatives of a Whig
constituency in that Hall.
An effort was made to run the State into more
turnpike stock speculation,—but it failed.
The bill providing for a new organization of the
Improvement System was agitated in the House
on Thursday. The bill provides for the establish
ment of a Superintendent, and abolishes the Canal
Board. After having been discussed during one
whole session it was indefinitely postponed; and
what is again very strange, many of our Whig
friends voted for the postponement.
In the Senate, the Free Banking Bill has been
dui subject of 'null discussion, and was finally
(passed *Tough mend reading. It is now eos•
ceded en aliakiTaiani;lii piss the Senate.—:
Its fate in the House is however problematical. I
think* it will fail. The order has gone forth, to
Loco Foeoism to oppose it as a clangerottsWhig
measure, which, if the Whigs succeed in passing,
must convince the people that Governor Johnston
and hilt friends have originated and carried through
a system of Banking which centres' then against
losses from the present Monopoly system. This
they fear, and to avoid its effects, they will labor
unremittingly to defeat it. I hope, however, that
honest men enough may be found in the House to
,carryand thus secuteto the people of our
!.Stilte lie advantages and securities.
The Montour county annexation question has
not 'YeifieeitTaken np in the Senate, although the
anxious faces of the "outsiders" show that they
are determined; 011 both sides.
That Old acquaintance; the Wetherill divorce
case, is quietly creeping areund in the Hall, and
out of it. Occasionally it' raises its heatb in. some
new place. Whether it will dare to show itself
fairly before tire people spin I cabnot say. The
"reasons" for ltS passage, are now said. to be
"plenty eibitickberries." It cannot pass or lam
mistaken. Yours,
• " Imprudent" is the word in the MS. The
error appears in about one-fourth of the edition;
in the remaitaTer ft was corrected.—Compositor.
Political Secrets Revealed--Polk
and Tyler.
A bitter personal controversy has been in pro
gress for some months past, between Thomas Rit
chie, of the Washington Union, and J. C. Rives,
of the Washington Globe, during which some
curious facts have been brought to light by the lat
ter. One branch of the quarrel grew out of the
transfer of the old organ into the hands of Ritchie
through the interference and agency of Tyler and
Polk, after it was rendered probable that the lat
ter would be elected to the Presidency in 1841.
Mr. Rives publishes letters from Gen. Jackson to
Blair, (Mr. Rives' former partner,) showing that
he exerted all his influence to prevent Mr. Polk
from repudiating his old organ and bring Ritchie
to Washington. But it seems that Polk was very
early committed to the course lie took by pledges
to Tyler, the latter being anxious that the official
organ should not make itself toe industrious in
overhauling matters connected with the free ex
penditure of money for partizan purposes under
his administration, and the former being quite as
solicitous to engage in his behalf the support of
Tyler aid his adherents. Gen. Jackson therefore
failed to prevent the consummation of the arrange
ment, and as soon as he was satisfied that he must
fail, he advised Blair to sell, but to take good care
that be had ample security for the payment of the
money. Gen. Jackson knew enough about news
papers to satisfy him that none of the parties to
the proposed arrangement could raise $50,000 for
starting a new organ. Tyler and Polk were also
aware of this that, but by a little collision, they
could divert from the treasury the necessary
amount, and by calling for it at conveniently dis
tant periods and in small amounts, thus indirectly
loaning it for private purposes without interest,
Mr. Ritchie• would be enabled to go along very
smoothly. The way this "fair business transac
tion" was carried out was as follows: $50,000
of the public' money was drawn from the govern
' meta deposite at Philadelphia oar the *dr Novem
ber 1844, and transferred to the Middletown Bank
in this State, from whence. Mr. Rives alleges, it
passed to the persons who muck the purchase of
Blair and Rives, and started the present Wash
ington Union. The amount was repaid as fellows
In Juno 1845, $5000; the baktnee in 1845, in in
stalments of five, ten, and fifteen thousand. The
interest on this sum amounts to something like
$lO,OOO, which was given to Mr. Ritchie, while
the Government was borrowing money to carry on
the Mexican war ! Mr. Ritchie denies any knowl
edge of the collusion between Tyler and Polk.—
In reply to this denial, Mr. Rives says—
" The solution is, that Mr. Ritchie, knowing that
the money giveirby Mr. Cameron was not his own,
might well say that lie did nut furnish it; whilst
the other, knowing that he had been guilty of con
verting the public funds to a private use, could say
with truth that that part of the first instalment for
the Globe came out of his pocket. Still, I must
say there is an equivocation between them, as in
the case of the two men mentioned by Asop; ono
took the moat from the butcher's stall and gave it
to the other to hide under his cloak; when taxed
with the felony, the taker declared that be had not
it, and his accomplice protested that he did not
take it."
, These revelations throw light upon the political
manoeuvres of the past, and show to what use the
people's money is sometimes put by the leaders
and law-givers of modern democracy..
British iron.
The steamer John J. Crittenden, brought up to
Beaver, latetly, 150 tons of railroad iron for the
Ohio and Pennsylviufia Railroad. This is the first
instalment of 3,000 tons contracted for by the corn
puny in England, which is to be received from Liv
erpool via New Orleans and the Mississppi and
Ohio rivers. This importation is a sad comment
on the character of American legislation. It is
made in the face of the that that the workmen dis
place vast quantities of the ore of the same metal
in grading the road; yet under the operations of
free trade, this is rendered worthless, whilst mil
lions are sent abroad to build up foreign monopo
lists, to pay foreign labor, and pay foreign farmers
for the beef, butter, cabbage, potatoes, &c., used
in its manufacture and actually imported into this
country in the shape of iron No nation can en
joy permanent properity that pursues such a poli
cy. it is inconsistent with common sense and ev
ery principle of reason.
wir The man who would systematically and
wilfully set about cheating a printer, would com
mit highway robbery upon a crying baby, and rob
it of its gingerbread—take the last bit of hoe-cake
from a staaving negro—rob a church of counter
feit pennies—lick the butter off a blind negro's
"flitter"—pawn the false whiskers of a dandy for
a drink of liquor—skin a tode for its hide—and
take the clothes off a scarecrow, to make a respec
table appearance in society.
sfir The Manufacture of salt has been commen
ced at the newly located town of %Vest Columbia,
ou the Ohio ricer, in Mason county Va. About
11 , 0 barrels Mt, turned ont
A Great Letter from Webster,
The following letter from the lion. Daniel Web
ster will, with a brief preface, explain itself. Col.
James Tappan, a venerable citizen of Gloucester,
Mass., now 84 years of age, recently addressed a
letter to Mr. Webster, reminding him thlit more
than sixty Years ago, be (Mr. W.) was one of Isis
pupils, When he tanglii school at New Salisbury.
The Gloucester News publishes Mr. Webster's
prompt answer to his old friend and early teacher,
and remarks :—"We doubt if any letter that Mr.
Webster has written to public hodies, or any of
the thousand great and noble acts of his life, reflect'
more credit upon him than this kind letter and
generous gift to his aged and unfortunate old
schoolmaster." In which sentiment every man
with a heart will cordially agree. What a quiet
and unintended rebake of those who would make
him out to be a man corrupt at heart and uhfitith
fill to his pithlie duties. The letter, theme it
makes uo allusion to the fact, contained aOO
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 1851
MASTER TAPPAN—I thank you for your letter,
and am rejoiced to hear that you are yet among
the living. I remember you perfectly well as a
teacher in my infant years. I suppose my mother
must have taught roe to read very early, as I have
never been able to recollect the time when I could
not rend the Bible. I think Master Chase was
my earliest schoolmaster—propahly when I was
there or four years old. Then came Master Tap
pau. You boarded at our house, and sometimes,
I think, in the family of Mr. Benjamin Sandborn,
our neighbor, the lame man: Most of those whom
you know in "New Salisbury" have goes to their
graves. Mr. John Sandborn, the son of Benjamin,
is yet living, and is about your age. Mr. John
Colby, who married my eldest sister Susana, is
also living. On the "North Road" is Mr. Benja
min Huston, and on the "South Road" is Mr.
Benjamin I'ettingall. I think of none else among
the living whom you would probably remember.
You have indeed led a checkered life. I hope
you have been able to bear prosperity with meek
ness and adversity with patience. These things
are all ordered for us, far better than we could or
der them for ourselves. Wo may pray for our dai
ly bread; we may pray for the forgiveness of sins;
we may pray to lie kept from temptation, and that
the kingdom of God may come in us, and in all
men; and his will everywhere be done. Beyond
this we hardly know for what good to supplicate
the Divine Mercy. Our Heavenly Father know
eth what wo have need of better than we know
ourselves, and we are sure that Ills eye and Ills
loving kindness are upon , us, and at•ouud us every
I thank you again, my good old master, for your
kind letter, which has awakened many sleeping
recollections; and, with all good wishes, I remain,
Your friend' and pupil,
Mr. James Tappan;
The Manure of the Tariff.
On the eve of the adjournment of Congress , a
number of test votes were had on the Tariff ques
tion, all of which failed. It was presented in a
variety of forms, and last of all Mr. Stevens offer
ed the subjoined bill; which failed by a majority ofl
about 14. All the Southern Whigs, except four
honorable men, voted with the Anti-Tariff party.
Ithas now evidently become the determination of
the South, without distinction of party, to cripple
the North by destroying her mining and manufac
turing interests.
An Ad to modffy the Act of 30th .Tune. 1846, reda
clog the duty on imports; and to prevent frauds
on the Revenue.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives of the United States in Congress as
sembleda—That from and after thirty days from
the passage of this Act, the duties imposed by the
Act of 30th July, 1846, entitled "An Act reducing
the duty on imports and for other purposes" shall
be levied on goods, wares. and merchandise im
ported into the United States, agreeably to the av
erage value which similar articles bore in Boston,
Providence, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore,
Charleston and New Orleans on the day said Act
took effect, to be ascertained and fixed tinder• the•
direction of the Secretary of the Treasury.
SEC. 2. Whenever any manufactured article is
imported on which a less duty is chargeable by
existing laws than is chaged on the raw material
of which it is in whole or in part composed, such
article shall be charged ten per cent. ad valorem
more than is chargabk on any part of the raw ma
terial of which it is composed.
SEC. 3. Tin in plates, unmanufactured, shall be
free of duty. Brandy and other spirits distillep
from grain shall pay two hundred per cent. duty ;
the duties on window glass and linseed oil shall
be thirty per cent.
SEC. 4. The duties upon all cordage and yarns
composed wholy or in part of hemp or grass, upon
all manufactures composed wholly or in part of
sheep's wool; and upon all refined sugars, shall
be respectively ten per cent. and valorem, over and
above the rate of duty Now assessed by law on
hemp and sheep's wool.
SEC. 5. Articles of foreign manufacture, and
packages of such articles bearing any names,
brands or marks purporting to he the names,
brands or marks of manufactures resident in the
United States are hereby absolutely prohibited to
be imported.
tivrnAtsx.—During a late session of the Mis
souri Legislature, one of the anti-Benton members
offered a resolution ordering the removal of the
portrait of Senator Benton from the State Capitol.
Another member offered a resolution, declaring
that T. H. Benton is unworthy to represent Mis
souri, irrespective of party, and that the State be
ing misrepresented, the joint session would not ad
journ until a proper successor should be selected,
or until the sth of March. Decided to be out of
iFir Th e Massachusetts House of Representa
tives, on Monday by a very large vote, passed a
resolve offering 810,000 to any one who will dis
cover a remedy for the potato rot; the discovery
to be tested by a practice of five years.
The questions of land Limitation and Home
stead Exemption have been postponed by the Le
gislature of Now Jersey till its next session, in
ftrflar t* reperrls a karma to dimea them fully.
Humiliating, if True.
The London correspondent of the North A mon--
can, gives the following piece of information,
which, ifcorrect, is enough to make every Arrieri
cmcfeel indignant at the course pursued by the'
British to maintain a polio!• in this country which,.
while it is advancing their interests, is striking e•
death blow t, oars:
"We tell the American govern net and the
American peoplw, and see tell them truly, that very
large supseriptions hays, been and are at present,
going on among our free-traders (hondominttite.
ded) to remit to the United States to buy opposi
tion, (they say they have forty-eight members in
Congress at commend) to their government, on the
proposed judicious alteration in their tariff. We
warn them of Oda. We say nothing of the cacao
sod the men who have recourse to sueltdrsgrace-
Cul means to gain an end, (is British trade to be
maintained thutt—hat flee trade rendered such a
course necessary?)nor of the low compliment Wei
they pay to American Democratic intellect, for it
is in this particular section of the population that
they place confidence to aid them,"
The charge, that the British have "forty-eight
members of Congress at their cortunand," is almost'
too startling to be true; but when we reflect that:
when the Tariff of '46 was being enacted, the
British had their agents in the American capitol,
exhibiting their goods—showing how much cheap
er they could manufacture them than we—and ur
ging Congress to pass such a tariff bill as would
promote their interests—we have some grounds
for giving the truth of the above a favorable con
sideration. The British exerted their whole influ•
ence to have the law passed, and it is not surpri
sing that titer should endeavor to prevent its re
peal. A sad state of things, indeed, when we
cannot legislate without the interference of the
British. The United States is a world within it
self, and its Congress, in legislating for its inter
ests, should do so regardless of the "disagreeable
effect it may have upon public opinion In Eng
The town of Parras, Mexico, was recently cap
tured by a large party of Indians, who committed
the greatest atrocities. The departments of Du
rango, Coahuila and Chihuahua, have been over
run by savages, and vast numbers of cattle have
been destroyed and captives carried off.
Legislature of Virginia, on Thursday, passed an
act providing for the submission of the new Con
stitution to the people on the 4th Thursday in Au
gust, and for the postponement of all the elections,
both for Congress and the State Legislature, until
the 4th Thursday in Octobei next..
ment has been made that Mr. RITCHIE, has sold
out his "sole Democratic organ for $30,000 to
Aannuty JACKSON DONELSON, of Tennesse, late
Minister to Germany, and the adopted son of Old
MOUNT Vans:cm—The. Alexandria Gazette
says:—' We observe that the bill for establishing
an asylum for infirm and invalid soldiers has
passed Congress. If Mount Vernon is selected
as the site, what snore noble guard could the tomb
of Washington lows than the old soldiers of the Re
public.—Ws suggest the subject for reflection.'
In Marklesburg on Sunday the 9th inst., Mr.
ADAM GARNER, aged 27 years 11 months and
23 days.
Society has lint one of its brightest ornaments,
and friendship a true votary. As a husband and
father he was kind an indulgent, possessed of erery
endearing principle to make those around him,
happy; but he has goes the way of all flesh.—
Peace be to his ashes
Oh rest in pence, though spirit rest,
Reclining on thy Saviour's breast,
Where true enjoyment 'a found,
Where love and peace abound.
Yes, thou art crown'd in glory now,
The wreath of Victory's on thy brow,
By far a richer gem,
Than grace a monach'e diadem.
Dedicated through friendship.
Philadelphia Dates of Discount.
Philadelphia Banks • par Lebanon, • pa
Pittsburg pat Chambersbnrg,
Germantown, • par Gettysburg,
Chester Comity • • • • par Middleton, ,
Delaware County. • • par Carlisle,
Montgomery Co. • • • par Harrisburg
Northumberland '• • • par Honesdale, 1
Col. Bridge Co par Wyoming P.
Reading par Erie Bank,
Lancaster, • • ...... par Waynesburg, I;
Doylestown par Schuylkill Haven, • • • pa:
Easton par West Branch pa
Bucks County par Relief Notes 1,
Brownsville par " " new issue •1 ,
Pottsville par State Scrip,
Washington 3 Pittsburg City Scrip • • 1!
York i Allegheny City, 21
Danville par Allegheny County,• • •2i
Administrators' Notice.
Estate of JAMES TRAVIS, lute of Franklin
township, Huntingdon county, dec'd.
LETTERS of Administration having been
granted to the undersigned on the Estate of said
deceased, all persons knowing themselves in
debted will please make immediate payment,
and those having claims will please present
them properly authenticated to
. .
Franklin township, March 20, 1851.-6 t.•
First Arrival this Spring! I
IVTORE NEW GOODS are expected this der
11 11 at the ELEPHANT," consisting in
part of
Conestoga Sheetings, at the old price.
Bleached & unbleached Muslins from 3 to 121 a.
Splendid Ruby Calicos.
Carpet Chain, all colors.
Liricaster Gingham., 12i cents per yard,
Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Molasses, Tobacco,
Mackerel, &e., &c., all of which will be sold
at the usual low rates which have sendered the
g , ELEPHANT" Tux Store of the county.
Wonting:lett, Uarth 11, 181/1.-rf.