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THE JOURNAL. .
Thursday Morning, June 26, IR%
WILLIAM K PEIGHTAL—Emroft.
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FOR THE PRESIDENCY IN 1852,
OF NEW JERSEY.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT IN 1852,
JAMES C. JONES,
FOR GOVERNOR IN 1851,
WM. F. JOHNSTON.
OF ARMSTRONG COUNTY.
It seems singular that persons do not study
their own interests better when they avoid pub
lishing an advertisement in such excellent pa
pers as the Globe and Journal. It is an admitted
fact that everybody who does so prospers in their
business. Send on your advertisements, then, ye
who doubt, and if your business dont increase we
wont charge you a cent.
We like always to commend to public patron
age those who possess proper merits. With this
view we take great pleasure in assuring our 1000
subscribers that if they need anything in Mr. JA
con Noumea line they cannot do better than pa=
tronize him. Ile makes most excellent work,
and, besides, is a very clever fellow. Look at his
Blest be that art which keeps the absent near—
The beautiful unchanged from tine's rude theft,
And when love yields its idol to the tomb
Both snatch a copy.
Mess, De war & RICIIART are still in our
midst doing a very handsome business, indeed.
They are truly splendid artists, and all the like
nesses we have seen induce us to suppose that
they have but few equals, and no superiors, in the
State. Everybody should call and have their
faces taken. Their rooms, in the Engineer's
house, have been a perfect jam, and all are satis
fied with the result of their efforts to "catch the
shadow ere the substance fades."
Call tied see them.
We are surprised that so much inditibrenee is
manifested by the community in regard to the tak
ing of Newspapers. The expense is a mere trifle
and the advantages are certainly of incalculable
benefit, particularly to those who have families.
The following excellent article is extracted from
a speech of the lion. Judge Lougstreet and any
person after reading it who will refuse to subscribe
for the Glob or Journal ought to have permission
to take tin excursion to some where else—the
North Pole fur instance:—The Judge says.
"Small i s the sum that is required to patronize a
newspaper, and most amply remunerate the pat
ron. I care not how humble and unpretending
the Gazette which he takes, it is next to impossible
to fill a sheet fifty-two times a year without put
ting into it something that is worth the subscrip
tion price. Every parent whose son is off front
him at school should be supplied with a newspa
per. I well remember what a difference there was
between those of toy schoolmates who had, and
those who bad not, access to newspapers. Other
things being equal, the first were always decided
ly superior to the last, in debate and composition
at least. The reason is plain—they had command
of more facts. A newspaper is a history of cur
rent events, as a curious and interesting miscella
ny, and which youth will peruse with delight
when they will read nothing else."
That prince of gag follows, Mr. JOHN N.
PROW ELL, tins just placed no in possession of a
relio of antiquity, viz: a (continental note of the
denomination of $B.OO.
It reads thus,
STATE OF NEW JERSEY.
The possessor of this Bill shall be paid Eight
Spanish milled dollars by the thirtieth day of De
cember one thousand seven hundred and eighty
six with interest in like money, at the rate of five
per centum per annum by the State of New Jer
sey, according to an act of the Legislature of said
Stitte of the Ninth day of June 1780.
This is endorsed by the Government of the Cni•
trd States in the following words:
"THE UNITED STATES ensures the payment of
the within Bill and will draw Bills of Exchange
for the Interest annually if demanded, according
to a resolution of Congress of the 18th March 1780. sy-A gentleman in Allentown, Pa., has in
(Signed) JOS. BORDEN. vented a machine for making bricks, different in
Is it not an outrage that these bills are not re- construction and principle from any heretofore in
deemed? We cannot, for our part, understand use. It makes 1200 of the moat handsomely pre
the morality whirl, induces the National govern- pared bricks per hour, out of unwrought clay,
inent to postpone their payment. with the greatest ease. It is to be propelled by
The Note insy he seen at our •.tire. Aram.
Whig State Convention.
This body assembled in Lancaster on Tuesday
last, but as yet we have been unable to learn the
result of its deliberations. We had made arrange
ments to get the news by Telegraph in time fbr
our paper of this week, but in consequence of
some defect, occasioned by a bad storm, the Wires
are no , in working order further cast than Mifflin.
The person who broke into our cellar on Friday
night last, and stole all our bread can save himself
trouble in the future, for if he will call or send we
will give him a loaf and butter also to match.—
But the man who took our chicken can't have
any more, because he took the last biddy in our
rotirtli of July.
How does it happen that this day is not more
generally observed in our midst? Have we less
patriotism than our neighbors? They celebrate
the day as though they loved the occasion which
it commemorates. What 1 is it possible that the
republic of a Washington can ever forget his great
and glorious achievements? "Is there a man
with soul so dead," who is so insensible to the
proper exercise of gratitude, as to permit this clay
to pass without exhibiting it. Patriotism bus
named it "the day of days," and truly the period
which beheld the proud Eagle of young America
released front the British Lion, and, soaring up to
I leaven, unfurled to the breeze the gorgeous ban
ner of Freedom on whose starry folds were inscri
bed the noblest sentiment which ever eminated
from a human heart, viz: "GtvE Us LIDERTY OR
GIVE US DEATH."
Why is it that we of Huntingdon exhibit so
mach apathy at the approach of this great Nation
al Sab;mth? Why is it that when the thunders of
the anniversary cannon of neighboring towns will,
be reverberating among our hllh, and whilst the
joyous hostas of the children of the free aro rend
ing the atmosphere, that we—grateful people—
are likely to be found coquetting with Liberty in a
Bowling Saloon or exhibiting our Aston PATIUX
by cultivating intimacies with the balls of a bil
liard room. For shame !
Gratitude to those who purchased the liberties
we enjoy by shedding their blood at Bunker's Hill,
Monmouth and Yorktown should teach us to
guard the inestimable boon bequeathed
"From bleeding sire to son"
with more fidelity and sacredness than this.
It must, we think, be obvious to ovary person
possessing reflective faculties that the love for our
great and glorious institutions is strengthened, and
the speed of the giant Indri.ndence accelerated by
these annual meetings to celebrate an event which
made a nation free.
MAINE GOLD MINEB.—Tho Gardiner Tran
script dyers that the story of the Maine gold
mines is a complete hoax.—Two Yankees have
established a public house at the "Mines," and
have made a profitable business, by selling bread,
beef, and ruin to the diggers. The Skowhegan
Press, which is near to the stake of action, says
that gold is found in small quantities; but the ex
citement is got up by speculators, and is not war
ranted by the facts in the case.
65" Mr. Wm. H. Cox, of St. Louis, who com
mitted suicide at Congress Hall, Albany, on Mon
day evening lust, by cutting his throat, had ar
rived the day before from New York city, where
he had been led into a series of excesses. From
a letter which he left, it seems he was haunted by
fears of arrest for some crime of which he de
clares his innocence. His friends had furnished
him money to get home. lie says: "Young mcn,
beware of intemperance! I never committed, or
contemplated a crime in ought else. This horror
is a great one. I pray God may forgive me.".
AN OLD PRINTER.--A. W. Stowell, a printer,
86 years of age—the oldest in the United States—
commenced his apprenticeship of seven years in
the King's Printing Office, London, in 1784,
sixty-eight years ago. He was a soldier under
SirJolm Moore, at Corrinna, in Spain, in 1809,
where he received a ball in his right arm. He
was present at the burial of Sir John Moore, and
remembers the minutest particulars of the scene.
He was also with the duke of Wellington through
his whole campaign, and lost an anele bone by a
grape shot in the battle of Waterloo. Ile is now
"working ut case" in Boston.
MAssActinsETTs.—The Northampton Gazette
announces that Robert C. Winthrop of Boston,
Samuel 11. Walley of Roxbury, and Lewis Strong
of Northampton, are candidates for the Whig nom
ination for Governor. The Boston Post states that
Frederick Robinson, Robert Rantaid, Jr. and Na
thaniel Morton, three of the Delegates to the last
Baltimore• National Loco Convention, now act
with the Free-Soil party. Among the other re
form measures adopted by the late Legislature,
was a Homestead Exemption law of $500:
The West Chester RepubliCan, edited . by fudge
Strickland, a leading member of the Locofoco
party, frankly says:—"lt would be unwise and
uncandid in us to attempt to conceal the fact
which meets us at every turn, that portions of the
ticket presented by the Convention are far from
being satisfactory. The position of the Demo
cracy of this county, in reference to the Judiciary,
has been an open and fair one. They desired the
nomination of Democrats—of Democrats in all
respects competent for and worthy of the high
M 18815811.1.1 POLITICS.-A letter to the editor
of the Columbus Times, dated Preston, Miss.,
June 3d, says: "Mississippi is fully aroused. The
most exciting canvass ever known, short of abso
lute revolution, is now on the eve of commencing.
Candidates, and many who never have been, and
never expect to be candidates, arc already on the
From the Daily American.
How Gov. Johnston stands Even
with His Opponents.
The Pennsylvania Statesman—a Locofoco pa
per in Philadelphia—has an article in its issue of
the 13th of June, which Is styled " Seasonable
Suggestion." We make an extract below, and
commend it to the attention ofthose brainless Lo
cofocos who talk about giving Bigler and the
Locofoco ticket a majority of ten, fifteen and
twenty thousand in the State.
The Statesman says such a result is "utterly
impracticable—that " such boasts indicate any
thing but sound judgement"—that the "adolescent
orator might weave such calculations into his ting
ed declamations"—that the " superficial politician
might cudgel his arithmetic for anticipated major
ities," but that "the sound,sober, penetrative mind
will seek for more secure data from which to ar
gue and to act." It says " the party must work
to ensure Mr. Biglor's safety," although his
" ready eloquence, popular manners, accurate in
formation, decision of character and promptness of
action render him invincible." This last is irony
of the most exquisite character. Mr. Bigler is a
clever, amiable man, but to talk about his ready
eloquence, accurate information, decision of char
acter and promptness of action," is less than far
cical. However we excuse the Statesman. It
intends to be sincere and is influenced in its opin
ions by feelings of undue personal friendship.
The paper however hates Gov. Johnston most
cordially. It has not forgotten the good ho has
done the State, and the superiority of his adminis
tration over that of his Locofoco predecessors.—
This it will never forget. It however speaks thus
of Gov. Johnston's ability
"In Gov. Johnston, Mr. Bigler will find a foe
man worthy of his steel;' an active, energetic,
untiring competitor, who, perfectly indoctrined in
all the mysteries of politics, and a thorough adept
in their practical application to every combination
of circumstances, will elicit all his powers of elo
quence, and all his resources of address and en
ergy. We have had the most satisfactory evi
dence of his influence with the masses. During
the last Gubernatorial campaign, the party was
listlessly dreaming of what was deemed an ' old
fashioned majority,' which was to exceed even
that given to Gen. Jackson; But Gov. Johnston
was wide awake, traversing the whole State ad
dressing the people in every hamlet and village,
familiarizing himself with the wants and preju
dices of the respective sections, and perfecting that
grannd scheme of political strategy, which excited
our surprise and admiration when it was too late
to repair the injury. And he is ready and girded
for the work again, and only awaits his nomina
tion to enter the breach."
View of the Operation of the Loco
foco Doctrine of Free Trade.
Whom does free trade benefit?
1. The English and other European manufac
turers, whose prosperity depends upon having the
whole world for a market. Heavy capital and
lutt Wages hating set then abote the feat of the
competition of other nations, their interests are
best promoted by free trade.
2. The princely prdprietors of Russia, Poland,
&c., who under the system of serfdom, can emelt
the English farmer in his own market, as the
English manufacturer can crush the American
manufacturer in the United States.
3. The shipping merchant, whose profits arise
from the absurd exchange of commodities produ
ced 4000 miles from the consumer, when, under a
well regulated system, the producer and consumer
ought to be near together, thus saving to both this
Who are injured by Free trade?
1. The American manufacturers of all articles
that we might and would produce here, were they
adequately protected by a tariff, but which free
trade enables the wealthy foreigner, with .011 the
advatagcs which heavy capital and low rates of
wages give, to throw into this market at prices so
low as to render competition impossible. This is
the class most immediately injured.
2. American workmen, whose labor and skill
arc their only dependence.—Free trade, by cut
ting off employment, injures this class more seri
ously than any other.
3. The farmers, both of England and the Uni
ted States; because the only valuable market to
the farmer is the home market. Free trade has
seriously impaired the home market in our own
country, and it has furnished no compensating
equivalent. Low as the price of flour is now, it
cannot be carried to Liverpool or Havre except at
a loss. The heavy expense attending its convey ,
since is ass insuperable barrier to all profitable ex
portation of bredstuffs.—Daily American.
More British l'arat
The export of specie from the port of New York
alone; the last week, was 83,472,411—t0 pay for
British and other foreign manufactures. Such is
the result predicted by the friends of the Tariff of
1842, and our country is severely feeling the effect
of the abandonment of the protective policy. If
the Tariff' of 1842 had contineed in operation unfit
the present time, there would have been in fhe
United States at this moment over ONE HUN
DRED MILLIONS more of specie than there
now is, and this nation would have enjoyed a
prosperity, thrift and progress unknown to any na
tion on earth, in the same period. Still the Free
traders boldly glory in the British Tariff of 1846,
that has stricken the manufactures of our country
with fatal palsy.
Ninety Slaves Liberated.
Nsw OnLEANs, June 20.—Mr Creswell, an ex
tensive negro trader, died yesterday, and in his will
liberated all his slaves, who numbered ninety-one.
The will is to be contested.
Tho groat ruins throughout the state have great
ly resuscitated the cotton crop, and a large yield
The advicos by the Niagara were received here
this morning, and appeared in the evening edition.
of the Picayune. The news was re-written from
New York but twice.
News has been received of the sinking of the
steamboat Pontiac No. 2, at the mouth of the Ar
kansas River, by striking mum a snag. It has not
yet been ascertained whether any lives were lost.
The British Tariff.
We mentioned a few days since that the steain
er Venture had delivered at Beaver, Pennsylva
nia, two hundred tons of railroad iron, to be laid
down on the Ohio and Pennsylvania railroad.—
We omitted to state what is now very forcibly
brought to our mind, that this was British Iron !
Think of it; British iron brought into the great
iron manufacturing State of Pennsylvania, within
five and twenty miles of the Iron City ! "Carry
ing coals to New Castle" is no longer an apt fig
ure of speech. It is "bringing British Iron into
Pennsylvania" that illustrates the folly of doing
the very last thing on earth that should be thought
of. The British tariff Democracy have all the
credit of the new idea, but who suffers? The
workingmen and the &titters can answer,
British iron in Pennsylvaida, even in Pittsburg,
is perhaps what is referred to when they ridiculed
"the Home market."—Pins. Com. Journal.
Locofoco Rule and its Results.
The Keystone says the Locofocos "have wield
ed the government more than seven-eights of the
time since its establishment."
As a consequence of this we have fifty-four
Banks and Savings Institutions in the Common
wealth, with a capital of more than eighteen mill
ions of dollars. Before elections, how those Lo
cofocos denounce Banks, Corporations and all
monopolies ! After elections, how rapidly they
c.teate Banks, Corporations and monopolies I
Locofocos have " wielded the govantnent more
than seven-eights bf the time since its establish
ment." Very true. In consequence we have a
State debt of over FORTY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
These Locofoco4 understand how to roll up heavy
debts, but they don't know any thing about pay
ing them. The people have grown tired of the
Locofoco mode of " wielding the government."—
They invariably enrich private individuals, and
swamp the State Treasury.—Daily American.
Col. Bigler.--The State debt.
Col. Bigler in his speech, claims all the merit
of having restored the finances of the State to
their present soundness for himself. Look at the
following cake from his basket:
" In 1817 she lay prostrate beneath a funded
debt of 38 millions with a million of unpaid in- ,
tercet and over three millions of a domestic debt
demandable at the Treasury every day. That ,
she could have been honorably extricated from I
such a vortex seems almost incredible. But it
was accomplished, and to have had the opportu
of an humble participation in this laudable
work, will ever be to me a reminiscence full of
interest and gratification."
The locofocos began to pay the State interest
in 1815—in old rags of county banks and corpo
rations--issuing of certificates of new debt, but
more largely by new loans. In this way they con
tinned to pay, as they called it, until the election of
Wm. F. Johnston. His first payment was made
without borrowing or issuing of any new certifi
cates of debt, His second payment was made, not
in raga, but in specie—without borrowing a dollar,
and his third payment was accompanied with the
announcement that all the claims against the
State had been met in specie, and that he had
$150,000 of a surplus to apply to the North
Branch Canal ! In the mean time the stock rose
from 69 where he found it, tc 05 where we find it.
All that Col. Bigler did during all this tiles was
to vote for a bill denying the Jails of the State
to the use of the Southern Slave holder, which he
now tells us must be repealed—the continuance
of which is treason to the " glorious constitu
tion and the rights of the South" , --and which
Col. Black says it is among the desires of his
" heart of hearts" to have repealed.—Pitta. Amer.
Judge Campbell's Nomination.
Some idea of the unpopularity of Judge Camp
bell may be derived from the following extract
from the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin of June
10th. The paper professes to be neutral, but its'
editor is a Locofoco
"If Judge Campbell should be nominated to
morrow, which we will not believe can be done
until the fact is announced, nothing but defeat
and disaster can follow. Ile will be disgraced
and his party will be prostrated, and nobody will
be to blame but themselves. The pecuniary plea,
set up by his friends, is the only one they offer for
his nomination. They admit his incompetency,
but say he must have the office to enable him to
live. Far better that he should be pensioned by
the public bounty, and let him live in idleness, as
he would at all events, than that this high posi
tion should be thus prostituted. But his minim- ,
Lion will not avail him for this purpose. Ile will
unquestionably be over-whelmed with defeat; and
his party Will curse hint for their overthrow, and
he in turn will curse his party for not upholding
The Blairsville (Indiana co.) Apatochian is not
much pleased with the encouragement offered to
kidnappers by the recent Locofoco Gubernatorial
Convention held at Reading, and . as the Apalach
ian belongs to the Opposition in the region it hails
from, the following extract from it may be of in
terest to some readers
'• The Whigs will, without doubt, re-nominate
Gov. Johnston, and although the contest may be
a warm one, we have no doubt of Col. Bigler's
election by a large majority, unless his (Went
should be brought about by the movement which
is being made to put the party in a truckling, atti
tude towards the South for the purpose of for
warding the designs of others who are anxious to
receive the Southern aid and influence. There are
thousands of honest, thinking voters in our State,
who, when a contest is narrowed down to a choice
betwen a candidate pledged to the distinctive
measures of the " Democratic" party, or one of
the opposite, will unhesitatingly and cordially
support the former, but who will never do so if it
cannot be done without shouting pwans to Slave
ry anti smothering their natural feelings in favor
of liberty. The resolution of the Convention in
opposition to the anti-kidnapping law of 1847,
while it may advance the interests of those it was
intended to aid, can neither prove a credit to the
party nor a benefit to the nominee, especially when
it is remembered that that law was voted for by
Col. Bigler, and signed by Francis lt. Shunk,
man whom the Democracy delighted to honer."
From the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.
The Great Exhibition.
LONDON, May 29, 1851
After a pleasant tour through a portion of Ger
many, Belgium, France, and England, I find my
self among the crowd from " all nations," attract
ed to tendon by the Great Exhibition. After all
my tibsdrvatiens elf Europe, I find no change in
admiration tor my own country, and I shall re
turn to it more in love with its free institutions
than ever, and better convinced that ours is the
best government in the world. Although there
are many strangers in London, they aro not so
numerous as was expected, and there is no diffi
culty in gelling lodgings at reasonable rates.
The external appearance of the Crystal Palace
does not come up to the impressions formed from
the lithographic views of it so generally circulat
ed, although they are usually very correct. But
the disappointment is fully made up by the beauty
of the interior, which far exceeds your most bril
liant conceptions. The whole of the interior de
corations are in perfect taste. The light iron
frame work which support the roof is painted a
light blue, and looking down the great perspect
ive of the centre aisle, it has a charming oriel
appearance, not unlike a clear blue sky. Even at
this late day, the exhibition can hardly be con
sidered fairly open, as you can hear the hammer
dilligently applied in many parts of the building,
and new productions are introduced daily.
Although the display is a beautiful one, yet
there is nothing to surprise those of us who have
been accustomed to the Exhibitions of our Frank
lin Institute, at home. Every thing is certainly
the best of its kind, bnt there is nothing to star
tle you by its ingenuity, or its great superiority to
what we have at home. The American portion
of the exhibition is, indeed, very meagre, and not
nearly equal to ottt• local annual exhibitions in
Philadelphia and New York. This poverty ill our
display is the subject of much comment here, for
the people do not seem to take into consideration
our distance from London and the consequent ex
pense attending the transportation of our pro
ducts. Besides, there is no prospect, of pecuniary
advantage, which, is, after all, the great lever of
Brother Jonathan's energies.
Among the ninny articles, however, that are
highly creditable to our country, I notice front our
city, a beautiful trotting wagon, from Mr. G. AV.
Watson. Its lightness and perfect symmetry in
every part, and its graceful, airy appearance ren
der it un object of much admiration. It com
pares favorably with the other vehicles on exhibi
bitiou ; many of them highly finished and covered
with elaborate trimmings, but alongside of this
light and perfectly neat vehicle of Mr. Watson
they have a clumsy and heavy appearance.
I observe among many beautiful specimens fur
nished by Messrs. Lippincott, Grambo & Co.,
publishers, of Philadelphia, a magnificent Bible,
that is much admired for the beauty of its embel
lishments and the artistic and general good taste
displayed in getting it up. This and other works
from that firm must raise our credit in this branch
of manufacture as compared with similar works
by English houses, who have so long enjoyed the
palm of superiority.
A sett of Harness, deposited by Messers. Lacy
& Philips of Philadelphia, is much superior to
anything of the kind in the exhibition, and it is
the subject of universal admiration.
The Exhibition building, it is said, will contain
about 80,000 people, without being over crowded.
The first twenty days the admission fee was five
shillings, at which price an average of 30,000 per
sons visited it daily, the receipts averaging £4,000.
They were fearful when the fee was reduced to
one shilling, that the place would be over crowd
ed ; but so far, it has not been the case, as not
more than 40,000 have been in at ono time. The
aristocracy and gentry seem very reluctant to meet
the commoners elbow to elbow, for fear of having
a little democratic dust thrown in their eyes. I
heard an English gentlemen remark the other day
that it was surprising that the common people
could behave themselves so well as they do in the
The Lanc.asterian—a Frazer and Cass paper—
has the following article in its issue of June 18,
which possesses interest to those who wish to see
the progress of the quarrel. The editor quotes
the resolution passed on the 9th inst., in Schuyl
kill county, in favor of Gen. Cass, and makes the
following comments about the General :
"Ile is not only the first choice of the Democ
racy of Schuylkill, but emphatically the first
choice of the Democracy of Pennsylvania. Politi
cal tricksters and intriguers, aided and assisted by
a park of unscrupulous minions, may manage to
prevent a genentl knowledge of the fact for per
sonal interest; but we hope the people—who are
too numerous and too pure to become the pander'
ers to any aspirant—will make their wishes known
in an unmistakable and emphatic' manner. We
caution them, however, against the nets that are
continually spinning to ensnare them. Men know
ing themselves politically dead will consider no
means too degrading to be turned to advantage.—
We say, without hesitation, that Lancaster county
is for Case, two to one, and that all the machina
tions of federalism cannot change it. The time
will come when this fact will be exhibited in a
manner that cannot be misapprehended."
The sum of ten thousand dollars has been con
tributed by the citizens of Lynchburg, Virginia,
for the support of the wife and children of Mr.
Terry, late editor of the "Virginian," Who was
killed in the recent doubly-tragical affray in that
town. Eight thousand dollars in cash was ob
tained in eight hours after the s übcription was
started. Mrs. Terry was a Miss Stockton, of,
Havre do Grace Bank.
Ezra Collier, Cashier of the above named Bank,
whose trial on a charge of embezzling the funds
of the institution took place a day or two since at
Elkton, Md., has been acquitted. It was alleged
in defence, that all the operations of the bank were
fictitious—that soon after the funds were paid in
by the stockholders, they were returned to the
parties in New York, where all the money belong
ing to the concern was kept, and that therefore,
there was nothing which, the cashier vuuld embez
The China Boys in San Francisco.
Quite a huge number of the Celestials have ar
rived among us of late, enticed hither by the gold
en romance which has filled the world. Scarcely
a ship arrives herd that does not bring an increase
to this worthy integer of ottr population. And we
hear by China papers and itfiVate advices from
that empire, that the feeling is spreading all
through the seaboard, and as a consequence near
ly all the vessels that are up for this country arc
so for the prospect of passengers. A few Chinamen
have returned, taking home with them some thou
sands of doolars in California gold, and have thus
given an impetus to the feeling of emigration
from their father-land which is not likely to abatd
for some years to come.
Throtigh their Chief here, and their Agent, Mr.
Woodworth, they have got Possession of a large
tract of land on the Moquelumne, which they have
commenced cultivating, and are fast settling it.—
They aro among the most industrious, quiet, pa
tient people among us. Perhaps the ditheits of no'
nation, except the Germans, Ent itiord quiet and
valuable. They seem td line Und6f ()dr hail as if
born under them, and already have dotilinen
ced an expression of their preferened by applying
for citizenship, by filing their intentions ifi 6ur
courts. What will be the extent of the move
ment now going on in China and here is not easily
foreseen. We shall undoubtedly have a very large
addition to our population, and it may not be ma
ny years before the Halls of Congress are graced
by the presence of a long quad Mandarin, sit
ting, voting, and speaking beside a Don from
Santa Fe, and Kanaker from Hawaii.
While writing the above, a letter from a Chi
nese in China to a China Boy in this country has
been shown us by Mr. Gregory, and it will be
forwarded by his Express to its destination at the In
dian Gulch where its Celestial recipient its digging
gold and will feel himself happy by the news from
home. Many letters pass to and ho between Chi
na and California, and at each departure of ships
for the Celestial Empire, its children here send off
to their friends, beyond the Pacific, great num
bers of California papers. It may be seen from
this how intercourse is increasing and knowledge
extending. The day of fencing the world and in
formation out of China has forever passed away.
The gliter of our gold has passed the gates of the
cousin of the sun and moon, and disciples of Con
fucius (tit coming end have come to qualify . hits
philosophy with the wisdom of Wasiiitigtoit and
the utility of Franklin.
Gradually their wooden shoes give way to the'
mantilla:tures of Lynn and kindle a lire liar hurtle- -
cuing a rat dinner. The long nue eventually
. before the tonsorial seisors, and stare
a saddle or is woven into a lariat. The yard wide
nankeen unmentionables are found unsuited to our
windy climate and neater fashions, and are suc
ceeded by a much better tit. Hats and other
American gannents succeed and soon the chief
distinction consists in copper color, the narrow an
gular eyes, the peculiar gibberish and beardless
faces. When these national costumes shall have
passed away, national prejudices, whether of poli
tics, morals Or religion, are pretty certainly on
their road to amalgamation. The China Boys will
yet vote at the same polls, study at the same
schools, and bow at the same Altar as our own.
Arrival of the Steamship Alabama
AT NEW ORLEANS,
Tremendous News—San Francisco in Ashes—The
Hotels and Custom House Burned—Shipping.
Destroyed—Millions of property Destroyed.
NEW ORLEANS, June 13:
Tire steamship Alabama has arrivedat this port
from Chagres, with California news two weeks
later than previous adtices.
She brings lamentable and astonishing intelli
gence that the city of San Francisco has been al
most entirely destroyed by one of the most des
tructive conflagrations ever known on this or any
The particulars of this terrible disaster are too
long to be transmitted by telegraph immediately,
and the facts must be very briefly stated.
The news comes by way of Acapulco.
Property to the amount of fifteen millions of
dollars is believed to have been destroyed.
Among the buildings destroyed are the Custom ,
House, the Union, Parker's, the National, the
New World, the City Delmonico's and the Ex
change Ilotels ; also Rose's buildings, and the
offices of the Steamship Company.
The fire spread to the shipping, consumed a
large number of vessels which were lying at the
wharves.—lt was first discovered in Clay street,
and ran through one dozen blocks, quickly spread
ing to other parts of the city—a greater part of
which flow lie's in a heap of ruins. Hunter,
George, Maine, Centre and El Dorado streets
aro completely gelled:
The utmost Jouster/talon prevailed during the
fire, and thousands were turned out of house and
home, having lost their all.
Measures were about being adopted to relieve
the distress of the sufferers. It is feared a num
ber of lives have been lost. Business was en
tirely lost sight of.
DRAIN OF SILVER.-WO have frequently spo
ken of the drain of specie, now setting in through
a million of channels to New York, where it takes
tho steamer-Packets for &trope. The Cincinnati
Commercial of the Ioth announces the receipt, at
Adams' Express Office in that city, of $300,000 ;
principally in silver, front Nashville, Tennessee,.
to be forwarded. This is only noticed as a large
shipment for one clay. his leaving hero almost
daily in bushel and half bushel kegs..
PllltAtiEtthl lA, Juno 17, 1851
Flour per bbl. $4 25
White Wheat per bushel 1 03
Red do 97.
Corn 7 2 62i
Farmers, hereafter, may rely upon being kept
fully booked up in legard to the Philadelphia mar
ket for produce—our quotations are taken from
the "North American and United States Gazette,"
one of the best and most reliable commercial pa
pers in the Union.