Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, June 05, 1851, Image 2

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Thursday Morning, June 5, MI,
THE "HUNTINGDON JOURNAL" is published at
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tise in our columns, will please call on him.
Ina recent number of our paper we took occa
sion to notice, with our hearty approval, the unan
imous recommendation of his Honor JUDGE TAY
LOR by the Scott meeting of this county, held at
the last court, fir the office of President Judge of
this district; and copied then the strongly appro.
bating article of the "Blair County Whig" upon
the same subject. It affords us sincere pleasure
now to lay before onr renders the following simi
lar expression of sentiment froM that sterling
Whig print, the "sollidaysburg Register." It
may now be regarded as certain that no other
whig—although there are many first rate whig
lawyers in the district—will ho named or thought
of as a candidate; and no feel satisfied that no
man in the district, of either party, . could be se
lected that would ho as acceptable to both. After
a fair trial of hint for closest three years it is most
undoubtedly the general wish and sentiment of the
people of the district, of all parties, to "let well
enough alone." Judge Taylor will certainly be
the candidate of the Winos; and, in all probabili
ty, tan ONLY candidate in the field. If so, ho will
not only retain his present place, but retain it in a
manner which will plainly imply general confi
dence in his ability, integrity, and impartiality.
The people are entirely satisfied with him, and all
feel assured from his past actions that they have
nothing to fear in the future. A conaciousness
that their interests will be properly guarded has
taken possession of the public mind and honest
men of all parties are anxious that Judge Taylor
should be retained in his present high and exulted
From the " Hollidaysburg Register"
Judge Taylor.
Our readers doubtless observed among the reso
lutions adopted by the SCOTT MEETING at Hun
tingdon, and published in the "Register" week
before last, one strongly in favor of the nomina
tion of the Hon. GEORGE TAYLOR for President
Judge of this Judicial District. A friend writing
us, well observes that it cannot but be gratifying
to the friends of Judge Taylor in other parts of
thedistrict that "Old Huntingdon" has thus promi
nently nod unanimously put him forth as one of
her most distinguished citizens for the high and re
sponsible trust referred to.'
Public opinion in our county, we may add, is
pointing to Judge TAYLOR as the man to whom
the administration of the legal interests of the peo
ple in the district should be entrusted, with rare
unanimity—a mark of confidence, we feel safe in
saying, well earned by the distinguished ability
and fidelity with which he has discharged his duties
since his elevation to the Bench.
Judge Taylor is undoubtedly a gentleman of
much native ability, and is possessed of a well
cultivated and disciplined mind. He is a man,
too, of the strictest integrity—that brightest quali
ty that can adorn the judicial character; is of
great liberality of sentiment and feeling, and so
free from political aspirations, and party prejudi
ces, as to afford a sure guaranty of entire impar
tiality upon the Bench.
Our district, it i 3 known, isstrongly Whig, and
as the Judge holds to that faith, we presume no
other name will he offered on that side. Whether
the Locos will offer a candidate we are not pre
pared to say. But he this latter as it may, with
Judge Taylor for their candidate, the Whigs can
not fail of an easy victory.
Ice Cream.
Passing along Market Street the other evening
with our better half we were accosted by that prince
of good fellows Mr. John Marks, and invited into
his luxurious establishment to test the quality of
his ice cream. We found it' most exquisite indeed,
and lingered over our saucer till we felt a consci
ousness that, notwithstanding we have to endure
divers rough and unpleasant things in this world,
the smooth deliciousness of Mr. Marks' cream ii
an antidote to "many of the ills that flesh is heir
tc." Had we been on the summit of high Olym
pus eating imaginary fried oysters and drinking
fairy Champaign with Apoio and the Muses ao
mild not have felt the "joy of rapture kindling
out of woe" in a more exquisite degree than when
absorbing the delicious preparation of our friend
Nock,. Coll end so. him,
South Carolina and Secession.
"Let us be brief when traitors braveahe field."
This State, for many years, has been exhibit
ing considerable fretfulness as a member of the
Union; but more especially so during the last two
years, in which the slavery agitation has been
more violent than at any former period. So
much is she attached to the institution of slavery
and so fearful is she of its ultimate overthrow by
some sudden and convulsive effort of the liberty
loving power of the north, that, apparently, she
would gladly see the star of South Carolina tutn
hie from its brilliant companionship in the con
stitutional firmament, or transfer it without a blush
or a sigh to mingle its beams with the blaionry of
some monarchical escuelmon. She has lashed
herself into a frenzy at the prospect of a danger
entirely visionary; and in a petulent mood propo
ses to wander oft front her sisters in company
with a rake who seeks only to win her love that
he may destroy. She is used as an instrument in
the hands of British intriguers to disturb the har
mony which exists in this glorious confederacy.
Already bas foreign gold excited the demon of ,
discord in her borders and induced those who,
like the arch-angel ruined, think that
"To reign is worth ambition, though in hell,"
to raise the black standard of rebellion,
The great probabiiity, however, is that she is
only playing shrewd--indulging in a kind of flir
tation in order that she may chain her lover (the
Union) more securely at her feet.
Whatever may he the object of her frowardness
and insubordination, should it be curried to a cer
tain extent, there has been but one remedy pro
posed, and that one is coercion by the federal
government. And the persons who propose this
remedy arrogate to themselves the whole credit of
being the only friends of the preservation of the
Union. A fear of the disruption of it has been
artfully created and pseudo patriots are taking ad
vantage of it for personal purposes. Thus the
Whigs of Georgia and part of the Democrats are
combining as Union men against the balance of
the democrats in that State as secessionists to
elect the Hon. Howell Cobb governor. Much the
same thing is doing in Mississippi for the purpose
of electing General Foote governor of that State.
In Massachusetts the democrats and freesoilers
are amalgamating in order to secure the State
offices over the Whigs. It is therefore apparent
that the Locos are reaping all the benefits of place
while it is equally certain that they form the great
body of convulsionists. Does it not look as though
the whole scheme of disunion was gotten up for
the express purpose that some of our honest dent•
ocratic friends might grow fat on the spoils of
public plunder 4 !
Again. We hear nothing of old party distinc
tions being broken up in certain localities for the,
benefit of the Whigs, but occasionally we hear of
a few democrats, who lore honor more than a rot
ten political fame, stepping out from among the
hounds that are barking at their country and her
institutions and asking the Whigs to rokard
them—ior whatt fur merely doing their duty as
citizens of the United States. Out upon such pa
triotism and such men !
For:our part we never believed that the Union
was in any jeopardy, but have always supposed
that the whole cry of disunion was raised by sla
very propagandists for the purpose of extorting
the best terms possible from the general govern
ment in favor of their peculiar institution; and this
view is slightly confirmed by the course pursued
by the Texas members when the ten million bill
was defeated. In our opinion the whole union
cry is an attempt to seduce the Whigs, not from
their old principles, but from their old organiza
tion to anew one, embodying essentially the same
principles, with the superadded one of terror at
the illusive prospect du dissolution of the union.
Well, suppose even—which we very mud
doubt—that South Carolina is honest in her cord , .
plaints, that the great body of her people and she
as a State believes that the federal government is
a despotism and a tyrany, and that her further
connection with it would be, and is, subversive of
her best interests, the happiness of her people and
her own political well-being. We say if this be
the true state of the case, then there is no princi
ple, either deducible from or collateral to, that
great one lying at the foundation of all republican
institutions, viz: that government is formed .d
rests on the consent of the governed—there is
nothing in this principle which militates against
her right to renounce the connection. Our read
ers will remember that the Spanish Netherlands
seceded from the parent government of Spain and
after a contest of seventy years the United Prov
inces were acknowledged independent. Now we
all admit their right and rejoice at the consum
mation. The French people have twice changed
their government radically, and the English have
also changed theirs at the point of the bayonet.
The reformers seceded from the. "Christian
. Church," and no sensible person now denies their
right thus to have done. If our recollection of
history serves us correctly we believe our own,
"land of the free and home of the brave" severed
the ties that held her in ignoble bondage to the
British lion, and we all recur to that event with
thrilling hearts and feelings bordering on devotion
for the noble heroes who pledged their "lives,
their liberties and their sacred honors," that we
might enjoy the rich boon of freedom. In all
the cases referred to government had beemne
subversive of the ends for which it was establish
ed, and those interested changed it. It may be
safely said that no government can long exist un
less its acts accord with the beatings of the pub
lic heart, and no one that so acts can over he bro
ken down from internal cusses. This is the sec
ond time that South Carolina has preached seces
sion for imagined grievances, and if site really
wishes to leave the Union, all the principles of
free government say let her go peaceably. She
is not worth either coercing or buying, and there
iv en doubt that, if she were told that she tnight
renounce the connection at her pleasure, she would
become highly indignant and refuse to do it, say-
ing that she hada right to the protection and fos
tering cure of the government of the United'.
States. Then, in such an event, we are sure her
chit:der...* sons would be heard, on Fourth of Ju
ly's and in convivial assemblages, apostrophizing
the American flag thus:
"Flag of the free hearts only home,
By angel hands to valor given,
Thy stars have lit the welkin's dome
And all thy hues were horn in Heaven.
Forever float that standard sheet;
Where breathes the foe but falls before us,
With freedom's soil beneath our feet
And freedom's banner streaming o'er us."
Death of the Hon. James Holliday.
This calamity has fallen upon us like a clap of
thunder in a cloudless sky. Mr. H. was a native
of our town and has resided at Milwaukee, Wis
consin, for several years, where he attained much
reputation both as a lawyer and as a man. Soon
after his arrival there be was appointed Judge of
Probates and discharged the duties connected with
the office to the entire satisfaction of the commu
nity. It is but three short months since Mr. H.
was here, and then, judging from appearances, he
gave every indication of reaching the scriptural
limit assigned to man, vie: three score years and
ten. We knew the deceased intimately, and can
truly say that he was among the few who have
within them and display throughout their lives all
the elements of a man. He has been for years
the support of a widowed mother, and, to some
extent, of an orphan sister here. When such
men "shake off this mortal coil" we feel like ex
"The good die first,
And they whose hearts are dry as Summer's dust
Burn to the socket."
He had a frank, generous nature and his impulses
were all of a most noble character.
Mr. H. was engaged in the trial of a cause at the
time the sad event alluded to occurred. He was
ohjecting to a question put to a witness by the op
posing counsel when he suddenly stopped, pressed
his hand against his heart, and said to Judge Hub
ble, "will your honor send for my carriage, I am
too unwell to proceed." Immediately several
members of the bar gathered round him and used
all the restoratives usually resorted to on such oc
casions. After taking him to the vestibule he
seemed to revive, but it proved to be the last flick
er of the expiring lamp. A deathly pallor settled
mum its features; his eyes become fixed and gla
zed, and faintly gasping out, "it is all dark, dont
leave me," he sank quietly into the arms of Death.
He leaves an attached wife and family to mourn
his loss. He was in the prime and vigor of man
hood, standing high at the Bar and high in the
confidence of his friends. One of the Millwaukee
papers says "He had no enemies, for he was gen
erous, impulsive and warm-hearted, and a prom
ising and prosperous career seemed to be before
Among other resolutions passed at a meeting of
the members of the Bar we find the following,
which we transfer to our columns, conscious that
all that is said therein is richly merited:
Rersolved, That in the death of our late dear
friend, this Bar has sustained the loss of one of its
ablest, most accomplished, and most amiable
members. Gifted by nature with quick and solid
a'ailities, thoroughly schooled in the learning of his
profession, ho had before him a career of high pro
fessional usefulness and honor. Stricken down
by the inscrutable judgment of Providence, in the
full energy of life and talent, few lawyers of his
age, yet hardly at its prime, have left behind them
so marked a vacuem in the ranks of the profession;
full of generous and kindly inpulses, with many
and close friends, without an enemy on earth, no
warmer heart ever ceased to breathe than JAMES
Terrific Hail Storm.
One of the most violent and destructive bail
storms that ever visited this section of country
occurred on Thursday evening of week before
last. We were not at home and knew nothing of
the particulars in time for our paper of last week.
Since our return we have been informed that no'
storm so violent and destructive has occurred in
this meridian for a century. The north-western
part of 13lair county suffered terribly. Portions
of Logan and Ai:tes townships bad their crops
entirely ruined and it is said the destruction there
could only be paralleled by the desolation Which
follows in the wake of tho dread Simon of the
Arabian deserts.
In the neighborhood of Altoona the barn of Mr.
John Hamilton was blown down .d the roof torn
off his house. His loss is estimated nt $2OOO.
The orchard of Mr. Hamilton, together with a
number of others, was completely destroyed, and
for some two or three miles, both east and west
of Altoona, nearly all the trees were stripped of
their foliage.
In this neighborhood we regret to say that a
number of farmers suffered considerable damage—
in Hartslog valley, along Stone Creek and on the
Ridges. Whole fields of grain were cut down as
low as if the sickle of the reaper had passed over
them, and fences were scattered in every direc
tion for miles—immense trees that had withstood
the tempests for a century were torn out of the
ground and carried "hither and yon" as though
they were feathers in a whirlwind.
The storm was of very short duration but we
venture to say it has left behind it more destruc
tion than any storm that has ever occurred in this
section of country.
Our town was visited in the early part of last
week with quite a tempest. Although not so de
structive as the storm alluded to above, it was
however of sufficient violence to blow in the ga
ble end of the Court House and demolish, entirely,
the old teu-pin alley. We believe no further
damage was done.
We happened to hour the following colloquy the
other evening, and as their was nothing said to us
about it being confidential, we lay it before our
readers as a specimen of woman's wit:
husband—My dear, you should not look out of
the window; it is not considered genteel.
Wife—Excuse me my love, I'm not looking out
of the window, but out of my eyes!
It is needless to say Mr. Caudle fainted.
ar The Legislature of Kentucky have passed
a law which provides that the Governor shall have
a salary of $2,500, which sum shall he paid quar
terly. Won't that be 10,000 it year 4
A DESCRIPTIVE NABlE.—Manhattan, tho name
of tho Island on which the city of New' York
stands, is taken from the name given by the Indi
ans to the orignol Dutch settlement, and means
the place where they all yet drunk.
Sad Accident.
We are deeply pained to learn that a little girl,
about 4 years of age, daughter of Mr. Philips,
accidentally fell into the forebay of the mill at
this place and was drowned. She had been in
about three hours before it was known; and, after
being taken oat, physicians were sent for' who
used every means in their power to resnsitate her'
but in vain the—vital apart had fled forever.
Reported for the Huntingdon Journal.
Dedication of a Hall at Birmingham.
Pursuant to previous notice, the orderof the So/Is
of Temperance assembled at Birmingham, on the
30th inst., for the purpose of dedicating to the
cause of "Temperance Benevolence and Brother
ly Love," the new Hall recently erected by Day
Spring Division, No. 197, located at that place.
After the cars had arrived from the east and west,
and sufficient time elapsed to afford an opportu
ty to visitors who had come by railroad to dine,
the members of the order began to assemble at
the new Hall, which was soon crowded to over
flowing. The usual dedicatory ceremonies of the
order having been gone'through with, the differ
ent delegations were formed in procession in the
following order, by Chief Marshal Calderwood.
Ist Huntingdon Brass Band. 2,1, Members of
the Grand Division. 3d Cadets of Temperance
from Hollidaysburg, Warriorsmark and Birming
ham Sections. 4th, Fidelity Division, No. 11.
sth, Standing Stone, No. 17. 6th, Williamsburg,
No. 113. 7th, Alexandria, No. 134. Bth, War
riorsmtirk, 277. 9th, Spruce Creek, 280. 10th,
Young Men's Refuge, 322. 11th, Tussey, 938.
12th, Day Spring, 147.
The procession was not only very large, but
presented a most grand and imposing appearance,
which must have made King Alchohol tremble
upon his throne. But the most interesting por
tion of the procession seemed to be the long lino
of Cadets of Temperance, who evidently felt a
little proud of their fine appearance and somewhat
flattered by the encomiums bestowed upon them
by the spectators as they passed along, together':
with the encouraging smiles of gray haired moth
ers and bright-eyed, rosey-checked lasses. On
a neat little banner carried by Warriorsmark Sec
tion, was the following pithy inscription, "All's
Right when Daddy's Sober." How simple and
yet how truthful. After marching through the
' principal streets of the village, the procession pro
ceeded to the Methodist Episcopal Church, where
nn address seas delivered by that able and faith
ful advocate of the cause, Hon. G. R. M'Farlane.
The Rev. Geo. A. Coffey, of Hollidaysburg, was
expected to he present and address the meeting,
but, failed to be in attendance, much to the re
gret of all present; it therefore fell upon the Judge
to take his place. His speech was one of the
most interesting-and impressive we have ever lis
tened to on that subject. The Huntingdon Band
played several pieces during the exercises in the
church, and the manner in which they were exe
cuted seas highly creditable to the gentlemen be
longing to the band.
After the meeting adjourned, the procession
re-formed and proceeded directly to the Hall,
where they were dismisssed by the Chief Mar
shal. The day was pleasant, and all seemed
highly delighted with the exercises, nothing hav
ing occurred to nunr the pleasure of the occasion.
In order to wind up the proceedings of the day
in the most agreeable manner possible, the 'Tu
t crpean String Band," of the borough of Hunting
don, gave a grand concert of vocal and instrumen
tal music in the evening, in the Odd Fellow's
Hall. Tho concert was largely attended by the
beauty and fashion of the place, together with
many persons from a distance who remained for
the purpose of listening to the sweet music which
this band is so celebrated for discoursing. To
eulogize the members of the Euterpean Band,
where they are known, would be a work of super
erogation, and we have only to say to our friends
abroad that better music or a more clever set of
fellows cannot be produced. They were assisted
by this Huntineon Brats Band, who arc also not
only whole-soulad, noble fellows, but excellent
musicians. W.
Peter, meeting Tom, says: "Its very warm in
the sun to-day.
Tom—" Don't know indeed—l have never been
there myself; hut, as I know you to be a gentle
man of the strictest veracity, it is to be believed
from your statement that it is warm in the sun;
and philosophers confirm your declaration, for
they assert that the sun is the great fountain of
both light and heat."
Peter—" Are you not afraid, Tom, that smart
ness will strike in some of these days and be the
death of you?"
Tom—" Don't know, indeed, Peter; but one
thing is certain, you need entertain no apprehen
sions on that scord "
Foreign Items.
Tho French Legitimists continue to flock to
Venice to pay homage to Dec doßordoaux.
In Russia the turnip is eaten as fruit by all
classes. In the houses of the nobles sliced turnip,
with brandy, is offered to the guests.
The celebrated Geneva watches come out iu
great force at the World's Exhibition. There are
watches for the deaf and blind; a watch which
runs with one winding three hundredand seventy
four days; one smaller than a fourpeuny piece, to
hang in a serpent broach; one still smaller, in the
top of a gold pencil case, tells the hour, day of
week, and month.
Spain has sent to the Chrystal Palace a most
superb collection of deadly weapons. Among oth
ers are n pair of rapiers of Toledo manufacture.—
One of them, as to handle and sheath, is fash
ioned into the shape of a silver serpent. When
sheathed it forms a complete circle, but when
drawn the exqutsite temper of the steel causes it
to straighten at once. Some pairs of pistols, in
wrought iron, damascened over a gold ground,
are worked into magnificent designs, and are equal
to the art of Cellini. Splendid specimens of Span
ish embroidery are shown, on seeing which, it is
said that ladies who work in Berlin wool and croch
et may throw away their needles and hooks in
Locofocoiym Antorronist to the
Popular- will.
In every agitation of a great question of politics
or policy, it seems singular that the leaders of
Locofocoism should seek rather to bend the popu
lar will to their own purposes, than to follow, as
true republicanism teaches, the expressed wishes
of a majority. Most particularly has this been
manifest in the history of the repeated failtnes to
make appropriations for Western Rivers and Har
bors. The Washington Republic argues with
great force that these difficulties have not been
with the people Or with Congress, and shows that
a large majority of both have been for many years
in favor of making liberal appropriations for the
objects embraced in the biff of the lust session,
which the Unionsays, was defeated by Democrat
ic votes in the Senate. Even in General JACK
SON'S time the dffieulty was not with Congress.—
Of four internal improvement bills that passe ,.
Congress towards the close of the session of
1829-30, one passed the House of Representa
tives by a vote of 102 to 85; a second by a vote
of 74 to 39; a third by a vote of 80 to 37; end a
fourth by a vote of 95 to 44. Upon two of these
bills the PRESIDENT put his veto; the two last
were retained for further consideration till after
the adjournment of Congress, and were returned
with the PRESIDENT'S objections at the next ses
sion. The two last, it will be observed, had pass
ed the House by a two-thirds majority; and there
is no doubt that they would have become laws if
they had been seasonably returned to Congress.
The Eastern Harbor bill, which Mr. TYLER ve
toed, passed the House of Representatives by a
vote of 96 to 80; and passed the Senate by a vote
of 92 to 8. The River and Harbor bill, which
Mr. TYLER defeated by operation of the pocket
ing process, passed the House of Representatives
by a vote 105 to 96; and the Senate by a vote of
27 to 11. The latter bill appropriated nearly two
millions of dollars; and among the yeas in the
Senate we find the name of Mr. BecitawArt. In
view of the recent letter of this gentleman to the
citizens of Richmond, it is but justice to General
Casa to say that he is not the only DEMOCRATIC
politician who doubles and twiste on this snbject of
river and harbor improvements. If Mr. Bucttew-
AN could vote for appropriating $2,000,000 to
the improvement of rivers and harbors in 1845, we
should like to know how he can claim to be
among the abstractionists and Virginia DEMO
CRATS in regard to the bill of 1851
The Republic, after thus showing that the diffi
culty was not with Congress, or the people in Gen.
JACKSON'S time, or Mr. TYLER'S, asks, "how
was it in the time of Mr. Pout 7 On the 20th of
March 1846, a River and Harbor bill passed the
House of Representatives by a vote of 109 to 90.
On the 24th of July it passed the Senate by a vote
34 to 16. On the 4th of August the Speaker of
the House announced that Mr. POLK had return
ed this bill with his objections. General BAYLY
took the floor nt once in defence of the Pans,-
DENT, laid down, as the platform of the "ortho
dox republicans," that Congress bad no more
power, under the authority to regulate commerce,
to construct these river and harbor improvements,
than it had to furnish shipping. On the question
whether the bill should become a law, notwith
standing the objections of the PILESIDENT, the
vote stod 96 yeas 91 nays.
Again, on the 20th February, 1847, a bill pass
ed the House of Representatives, by a vote of 89
to 72, entitled "A bill for continuing certain pub
lic works in the Territory of Wisconsin, and for
other purposes." It passed the Senate on the 3d
of March. Mr. Jonx DAVIS moved to take up
the bill on that day, and explained that it was a
bill from the House appropriating about $600,000
for the improvement of certain rivers in the West,
and for certain harbors. Mr MORT, the Demo
cratic Senator from Alabama, threatened to oppose
the bill, item by item—after the fashnn, we snp
pose, of Mr. CLEMENS and Mr. SOULE at the last
session. The yeas and nays were ordered on ta
king up the bill, and the question being taken, it
was decided in else affirmative by a vote of 32 to
9. Mr. BAGBY thought better of his threat, for we
suppose there were mutters pending of interest
to Mr. Pout which factious opposition to the Riv
er and narbor bill would embarrass, and he knew
that "orthodox republicanism" on this subject
was safe in the hands of Mr. POLK. Mr Bacin,
therefore, moved as a test question to strike out
$150,000 for Ilse improvement of the river below
the falls at Louisville; and on that question asked
the yeas and nays, without any further remark.—
The question was taken, and decided in the neg
ative-6 yeas and 38 says—when else bill was read
and passed a third time, without a division. This
bill Mr. POLK pocketed, and at the next session of
Congress communicated to the House his reasons
for retaining it—reasons so little satisfactory to
the American people, that they would alone have
been sufficient to exclude Mr. Pots: from else pos
sibility of a renomination by Isis own party.
Down to else period of the last session, therefore,
we see that it has not been the fault of Congress
that we have beets disappointed in our River and
Harbor bills. It has been owing to the ascen
dency of the Virginia abstractionists and the '9B
men over Liar Democratic Presidents. The pro
gressive, practical Democracy of West and North
west have been sacrificed to else doctrines of else
hair-splitting, do-nothing, voluntary-principle gen
tlemen, who, from their seats at Richmond have
too long dictated the policy of the Federal Execu
tive. But at else last session of Congress a dif
ferent state of things existed. It was necessary
for the " orthodox republicans" of the Richmond
school to defeat the bill in Congress, for there
was nothing snore to hope from Presidential ve
toes. If the bill should pass the two Houses, it
would become u law. Therefore it was that cer
tain " striplings" in else lower House took the
ground recently alluded to by Mr. WEBSTER, in a
speeds at Dunkirk, and that certain "eminent
statesmen"—Democratic statesmen in the Senate
—combined with them to defeat else bill by par
liamentary manoeuvres. There was a clear ma
jority in favor of the bill in both branches ; and yet
to gratify Mr. RIIETT, and to provide for his ben;
efit and that of the abstractionist, an issue of what
General BATLY called " orthodox republianism"
—a measure so loudly demanded by the PEOPLE,
and so ineffectually demanded for a series of years
in numerously repeated instances, was "greed to be
sactifirsd in a Dentacratie eaUfllft,
The Republic, at the close of this argument;
"Mks the American people, who it is that represent
the true democratic doctrine on this question—the
doctrine of that great majority which must consti
tute the only real democratic power of the coun
try t That question is most easily answered.—
President Fzustonx, in his message to Congress,
recommended the carrying out of this favorite
popular project, and it is to his administration that
the people must look to give effect to their will,--
The eelf.tyled Democracy have for years
been seeking to thwart and defeat that will. The
immediate Representatives of the people, and the
Senate speaking the voice of the State sovereign
ties, have over and again decided the question,
and yet at every turn, it has been opposed by dem
ocratic Executives, in spite of the popular will,
and with a despotic determination to bend the stub
born people to the creed of policy which Virginia
demands. These are things for the consideration
of the people before they again enter npon a Pres
idential canvass. There seems but little use in
choosing a Chief Magistrate to represent the ex
ecutive majesty of the people, if that magistrate
is to thwart their will with impunity.
Emilia' Punch having been quite satirical in its
remarks abatis the American contributions to the
Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, the Neiv York
Sunday Courier significantly asks that paper, "did
you not remember that when' your countrymen
were starving in Ireland and the Highlands of
Scotland, that we sent over to feed them, canoes
of meal and meat; that we sent over thentands of
pounds sterling in money besides great quantities
of clothing to comfort them; four times as much
as all the other nations of the earth put together?
Surely such a contribution of industrial products
as that ought to have been sufficient to save us
from your sneers, because we have not sent as many
gimcrack; to the Glass Palace as France and Aus
tria have done. Now, Punch, all that we have to
ask of you, is, when you go to look at our contri
butions to the Great Exhibition, just take along
with yon the official report of the articles and
money, not forgetting the Constitution frigate,
which WAS freighted with part of thorn, that
Brother Jonathan sent to Ireland and Scotland in
the year of famine; and if you can have the stom
ach then to sneer at the raw materials we have
sent to the Exhibition, rather as an act of tour•
tesy than as a matter of pride, you are a baser
rogue than we imagine you to be, and altogether
unfit for the companionship of your dog Tody.—
And now Punch, do the handsome thing; 'acknowl
edge the corn,' as We say out West, that we may
have the good opinion we once entertained of you
OFFICIAL—An official statement is published
in the Washington Republic of the population of
the United States, according to the seventh cen
sus. The free population is 20,087,909, and slave
3,179,589, making a total of 23,267,498. Con
gress in the passage of the census bill fixed the
whole number of representatives at 233, which
would give Pennsylvania 24, with a fraction of
62,533, and makes the ratio of representation
93,702. The next Legislature of Pennsylvania
will district the State for members of Congo,.
according to the above ratio.
CUOLERA•—The steamer lowa arrived at St.
Louis on the 14th ult., from New Orleans, with
193 passengers. On the passage several cases of
cholera appeared, & fourdeaths occurred. Among
them was the lady of the Rev. Dr. Grimes, dele
gate to the Presbyterian General Assembly.—
Four or five persons laboring under the disease
were left at the quarantine below St. Louis. Thu
N. York Post mentions rumors of five or six
cholera patients in that city on Thursday, but
doubts them.
A dispatch from Springfield, 111., dated May
15th, says; "The cholera has made its appearance
amongst us very suddenly. Four deaths during
the last thirty-sin hours, and several new cases this
afternoon. It is on the increase."
WILD MAN OF TIM WOODS.-A gigantic Mali
of the woods has been discovered in Green county,
Arkansas, and a party has been organized to en
deavor to catch hint. When last seen he was pur
suing a herd of cattle who were flying in a state
of great alarm, as if pursued by a dreadful enemy.
On seeing the party who discovered him he look
ed at them deliberately for a short time, turned
and ran away with great speed, leaping from
twelve to fourteen feet at a time. His foot-prints
measured thirteen inches each. He was ofgigau
tic structure, the body being covered with hair,
and the head with long locks that fairly enveloped
his neck and shoulders.
(Illinois) Journal says that, when the superinten
dent of the asylum for the poor in that county
first took charge of it, he found an insane man who
had been loaded with heavy chains for years.—
Believing that this cruelty kept the man insane,
he took the responsibility of taking them off, and
gradually restoring hint to liberty. The man at
first raved, expecting fresh torture; then he doubt
ed, and finally realized that he was free. He was
overpowered with delight, exclaiming constantly
as he looked upon the outer world of sunshine,
"Oh, how beautiful!" Then gratitude to his de
liverer prevailed. At length he voluntarily went
to work in the garden, though he had nearly lost
all his power of locomotion, and ho became entire
ly recovered. He is now working on a farm.
Death of Hon. John Bredin.
It this week becomes our painful duty to an
nounce the death of the Hon. Joust Bnunta,
President Judge of this Judicial Distriset.—He
died at his residence in this borugh, on Wednesday
morning, the 21st inst.. after an illness of hut ono
hour's duration. He had risen in the morning as
usual, at 5 o'clock, and was engaged in preparing
his papers for an Adjourned Court then in session.
At 7 o'clock he ate a hearty breakfast, and in or
der to pass the time until the hoar of the meeting
of Court, he retired to his office fur the purpose of
writing a letter. That letter was never finished.
'bile writing, he was attacked with paralysis of
the bruin, and notwithstanding the efforts of medi
cal gentleman of eminent skill, he sunk rapidly,
and in ono hour from the time he was attacked,
he peacefully expired in the arms of those whom
in life he had loved with so much devotion,
[Buttor Whig.