SUN BURY AMERICAN AND SHAMOKIN JOURNAL.
From the Washington Union.
INTER MTIflfO ronREKPOKDENCE.
Baltimore, May 58, 1848.
Dear Sir: You are doubtless apprised of
the fact that a Nitional Convention of repub
lican delegates from the various . portions of
he Union, assembled in this city on the 22d
iitst., for th-s purposa of selecting candidates
for the two highest Executive offices of the
United States. We are gratified in having
it in our power to inform you that the con
vention, w ith great unanimity, agreed to pie
aent yonr name to the country for the office
of resident, and requested us to conimuiii
: cate to you this nomination, and solicit your
nceept'iwe. In performing this duty, which
we do with great pleasure, it is proper that
the resolutions adopted by the Convention
and containing the principles upon which
they believe the government ought to be ad
ministered, should be laid before you. TIipsb
constitute a platform broad enough for all
true democrats to stand upon, and narrow
enough to exclude all those who may be op
posed to the prent principles of the Demo
cratic parly. That these principles will meet
with vour cm dial assent and support, and be
illustrated in your administration, if called to
hi.rh office bv vonr countrv. we do not
for a moment doubt ; but feel assured, that
while you exercis ? forbearance with firmness
you will not fail to rxert votir faculties to
maintain the principles and junt compromises
of the constitution, in a spirit of moderation
and brotherly love, so vitally essential te the
perpetuity of the Union and the prosperity
and h.ippiuess of our common country. We
oiler you our sincere congratulations upon this
distinguished mark of tha public confidence,
and are, with sentiments of high esteem and
regard, dear sir,
Your friends and obedient servants,
President of the National Convention.
Robt. P. Diuilap, Me; J. H. Steele, N. H.;
Chester W. Chapin, JIn. ; Ira Davis, Vt. ;
B. B. Tlnustim, I!. I. ; Isaac Toucy, Con. ;
G. D. Wall, N. J. : i. G. Jones, Penii. ; A. H.
Kamsev, Ark.; (J. M. Bowers, Mo.; C. J.
McDonald. G.i. ; J. A. Winston, Ala. ; J. 0.
McGehee.Val, Powhatan Ellis. Miss. ; H. W.
Eiiglish. III. ; C. G. Kuulish, la.; J. Larwell,
Ohio ; Tim's J. Husk, Texas; Austin E. Whig
Mioh. ; Solo. W. Downs, La.; Tho's Martin
TV'un.; L. Saunders, Ky., James Clarke, Iowa;
S. B. Davis, 11.; B. C. Howard, Md,; Ed.
P. Scott, Va.; W. N. Edwards. N. C. ; J. M.
..Commander, S. C. ;
To Gen. Lewis Cass, Washington City
Washington, May 30, 1843.
Gentlemen: 1 have the honor to acknow
ledge the receipt of your letter of the 2S:h
instant, onno;i:ici:ii to me that I have been
nominated by the Convention of the Demo
cratic party, its candidate for the office of
President of the United States, nt the ap
While I accep'. with deep gratitude, this
dis'i:igiiMi?d honor and distinguished in
deed it is I do so. with a fearful apprehen
sion of tlm responsibility it may eventually
bring wi'.h it, and with a profound conviction
that it is the kind confidence of my fellow
citizens, far more than any merit of my own,
which has placed me thus prominently before
the American people. Aud fortunate bhall I
be, if this confidence should find, in the events
of the future, a better justification than is
furbished by those of the past.
I have carefully read the resolutions of the
Democratic National Convention, layingdown
tin platform of our political faith, aud I adhere
to them as firmly, as I approve them cordially.
Aud while thus adhering to thorn, 1 shall do. 41
wiih a sacred regard to "tho principles and
compromises of the constitution," aud with
an earnest desire for their maintenance "in a
fpirit of moderation aud brotherly love, so
cratio party of the United States. With an
abiding confidence in the rectitude vof our
principle, with an unshaken reliance) upon
the energy; and wisdom of publio opinion, and
with the success which has crowned the ad
ministration of thi.! government wha com
mitted to its keeping, (and if has fceeu so
committed during more than three-fourths
of its existence,) what has been done, is at
once the reward of past exertion' ond, the
motive bf future, " and at 'fhesame time, a
guarantee of the accomplishment of' what
we have to do. . We cannot -conceal from
ourselves that there is a powerful party in
the country differing from us in regard to
many fundamental principles of our govern
ment, and opposed to us in their practical
application, which will strive as zealously
as we shall, to secure the ascendancy of
their principles, by securing the election of
their candidate in the coming contest. That
parly is composed of our fellow-citizens, as
deeply interested in the prosperity of our
common country as we can be, and seeking
as earnestly as we are to promote and perpe
We shall soon present to the world the
sublime spectable of the election of a Chief
Magistrate by twenty millions of people,
without a single serious resistance to the laws
or tho sacrifice of the life of one human be
ing and this, too, in the absence of all force
but the moral force of our institutions ; and
if we should add to all this, an example of
mutual respect for tho motives of the con
tending parties, so that the contest might be
carried on with that firmness and energy
which accompany deep conviction, and with
SATIUDAT, JtXE 10, l.4.
II. B. M ASKER, Editor end Proprietor.
E.W.CARH, fun tmildlnif, N. E. Cfner of 94 and
lnck streets, Philadelphia, ia regularly author! .ed to reee ive
advertisements anil subscriptions fur tl lis paper, and receipt
I'jr me wiiiic. .
FOn PH EM DENT,
GEN. LEWIS CASS,
GEN. WD, O. BUTLER,
Tot Cnnal Commissioner I
of Westmoreland County.
as little personal asperity as political division
permit, we should do more for the great cause
of human freedom throughout tho world, than
by any other tribute we could render to its
We have a government founded by the
will of all, responsible to the powei of all
and administered for the good of all. The
very first article in the Democratic creed
teaches that the people are competent to
govern themselves: it is, indeed, rather, an
article of political faith. From tho days of
General Hamilton to our days, the party op
posed to us of whoso principles ho was the
great exponent, if not the founder while 11
has changed its name, has preserved cssen
tiallv its identity of character ; and tho doubt
he entertained and taught of tho capacity of
man for self-sovernment, has exerted amark
ed influence upon its action, and opinions.
Mere is the very starting-point oi the (tiller
ence between the two great parties which
divide our country. All other differences
urj but subordinate aud auxiliary to this, and
may, in fact, be resolved into it. Looking
with doubt upon the issue of self-government,
one party is prone to think the public author
ity should be strengthened, and to fear any
change, lest that change might weaken tho
necessary force of the government; while the
other, strong in its convictions of the intelli
gence and virtue of the people, believes that
original power is safer than delegated, and
that Ihe solution of the great problem of good
government consists in goveruii:-' with the
least fore.?, and leaving individual action as
free from restraint ns is compatible with the
preservation of the social system, thereby se
curing to each all the freedom which is not
essential to ihe well-being of the whole.
As a party, we ought not to .mistake the
signs of the times but should bear in mind,
that this is an age of progress of advance
ment in all the elements of intellectual power
and in the opinions of the world. The gen
eral government should assume no powers.
It should exercise none which have not been
clearly granted by the parties to the federal
compact. We ought to construe the consit
tution strictly, according to the received and
sound principles of the Jefferson school. But
while rash experiments should be deprecated
vitally essential to the perpetuity of the I'ui- I if the government is stationary in its princi-
0:1. and the prosperity aud happiness of our J pies of action, and refuses to accomodate its
common country,"' a feeling which has measures, within its constitutional sphere
male us whit we are, and which, in humble , cautiously indeed, but wisely and cheerfully
lianee upon Pr.ni lenee, we may hope is i thH advancing sentiments and necessi-
OGr TnACK with Mexico. Our readers
will, no doubt, rejoice that the Mexican
Congress has, at last, ratified the treaty of
peace which had been negotiated by Mr.
Trist, and sent out by our Commissioners,
Messrs. Gilford and Sevier. There is some
doubt whether all our troops will return,
until after the sickly season. Many, it is
said will remain permanently in Mexico.
If any remain, (and it is said that it is the
desire of the Mexican government they
should) we presume they will be of the re
gular armv. The volunteers, as the fight
ing is over, will make tracks home as fast
7The nomination of Gen. Cass and Gen,
Butler is well received. It is undoubtedly
the strongest ticket that the convention
could have made. Our whig friends know
in this, are convinced of the necessity of
taking up a strong man. Hence their ef
forts to nominate Gen. Taylor, although
many of the party now denounce him as
being no whig.
ICP Dead Bodv Found. The body of
a man apparently between 50 and CO years
of age, was found on Monday last in the
Susquehanna, nearly opposite the residence
of Peter Ilixler Esq., in Lower Mahonoy
lsp., iir this county. The deceased had a
small blank book in his pocket but there
was nothing in it to afford a clue to his i
dentity, or to show from whence he came.
We do not recollect of any one having dis
appeared from this neighborhood.
Wo have since learned that a paper was
found in his pocket, on which was written,
"My name is ' Alhert." There was
also a pint bottle in his pocket, partly filled
with whiskey. The appearance of the
body indicated that he had not been long in
the hksolvti' or the u.TtMoaB
In another column we have' published
ihe letter of GriCess,toUe President and
Vice Presidents of the Baltimore Conven
tion, accepting th nomination for the Pre
sidency. - Sen. Utss. in has letter, takes
m j . f r . -r
occasion to fay' that he endorses all the reso
lutions of thi tonvention.' These resolu
tjonswrshall laj before 'our readers" next
week. IBj TegaruVto the resolutions, we
have to say, they are all in accordance with
our own views excepting those that relate
to the tariff. Our views upon this subject
have been of long standing, and have hot
yet undergone any- change. We do not
consider the expression of the delegates as
of any binding effect on this subject. They
were sent for the purpose of nominating a
candidate for the Presidency. In this they
have given very general satisfaction, and
have made, probably, the best selection in
their power. But when they undertook to
erect a standard of democracy, based upon
certain peculiar views of the tariff, or the
subject of internal improvements &c, they
transcended their powers, and assumed au
thority that had never been conferred on
them. As a body of intelligent men, their
opinions are entitled to the most respectful
conidorsation. But they should recollect that
there are thousands of democrats, who enter
tain views entirely different from their own,
on these subjects, and who, though they will
cheerfully accord their support to the
nominee of the convention, are not willing
to cast off their long cherished opinions as
they would an old garment, at thedictation
of any body of men who may choose to
erect a "platform" of limited demensions,
and proscribe all. who cannot find a place
on their narrow superstructure. We are
not so unreasonable as to suppose that a
candidate could be selected, all of whose
views of public policy would be in exact
accordance with every portion of the demo
cracy of the Union. In the South many
of the friends of Gen. Cass, would rather
that he had taken grounds more favorable
to slavery, as can be seen hy referring to
the rejected resolutions of the convention
on this subject, while many in the North
would have been pleased to have seen him
taken a stronger stand in favor of its aboli
tion. In the West, a large portion of the
democracy are in favor of improving the
harbors of the Lakes and rivers. Now
these men do not expect to find any man
who can reconcile all these conflicting in-
Kxteaalve Fir la Alleatewa Th brat fart of
IMTIWSUMatAUlM. j a
The town of Allentown, in this state " has
been visited with a terribly destructive Are
the loss being estimated as high as fS60,000.
A correspondent of fheV Inquirer furnishes the
foUour ing particulars : '
:i2 AtLENTOWn, June 1st, 18. -The
most beautiful and active part of our
town lies in ashes. Fire, this awful calamity)
has visited our peaceful townj wreaked its
vengeance on its very heart, and left it in a
deplorable condition. The fire broke out in
a frame stable neat the centre of the town, at
about 3 o'clock this afternoon ; there being a
stronu southeasterly wind, it spread with aw
ful rapidity in that direction ond raging most
vehemently until 8 o'clock, when the follow
ing buildings 'were already laid in rnins,
Tho splendid new Odd 1 Fellows' 1! ill,
(which was nearly ready for dedication,) oc
cupicd by Weiss & Lochman's shoe and va
riety store; Keek's tailoring establishment,
and H. Nagle's oyster cellar ; G inn & Qiienn
ingers store; Selfridgo & Wilson's store;
James Trexler's Hotel ; Vcager St Wui.lnei's
store; Joseph Weiss' jewelry Wire J Thomas
Gingkinger's tin and stovo store ; Gang
er's millinery shop and residence ; Thomas
Newhart's tailoring establishment ; Dr. D ni
nosky's drug store ; Metz & Weaver's store ;
Wagner & Hoover's store; El. Newhart's
hardware store; tho Post Office ; Geo. Lu
cas's shoe store; Nathan llersh's clothing
store; Mrs. Brown's millinery; J Q Cole,
cedar ware establishment ; J. F. Rutshe's to
bacco store; Reuben Rice's chair manufacto
ry; Charles Shell's tuilor shop ; togetner with
ihe following Drivate ' residences : Daniel
Keiper's, Mr. Keipor's, Peter Hoover's and
granary, Joshua Hains', Mrs. Heckman's Dr.
C. If. Martin's, Joseph F. Newhart's, Mrs.
Catharine GrofTs, Dreshnr & Woodrings, and
Mrs. Moyer's. These are all tho buildings
destroyed as far as I was able lo ascertain.
A largo number of stables and out houses
were also burned down.
Tho progress of the fire was arrested at a
bout 5, o'clock. Had the wind, after the
fire was raging for some time, not taken a
more southern direction, the greatest part of
the town would probably have been burned
down. Tho loss is immense. Tho fire
snread so ranidlv that but very little of the
store goods and other movables were saved
The loss must at lenst bo about $250,000.
Tho stable where tho fire originated is sup
posed to have been set on fire by boys, play-
inn in it with ciirars and hie crackers.
About one third of the property destroyed
1 nnileistaiKl. is covered by insurance.
Since writiua tho above, I havo learned
that upwards of forty families were thrown
out ot tlieir homes. 1
Tkt TrUty--Farie fTht troop$Th Indi-
onsprgmtealion of an Amtcan Force
from tie Disbarultd Volwteirttforht Pro
lectio of Memo. f y j '
Chapnarral, thi correspondent of the N. O.
Delia, sends the following letter to that pa-
per, which, though communicating no later
intelligence, is interesting : , .
Cm ok Mexico, May 15, 1848.'
The message of Pena was not very well
received in the Congress, and had not the
document of Rosa come to its relief, it might
have been the Riibject of much discussion.
This document of Rosa accompanied the pre
seutatiou of the treaty. It is very long, and
I have been told very able.
The health of the whole army is now good,
comparatively speaking, and the idea of get
ting home or into active operations, has rous'
ed them from that statu into which a life of
inactivity for eight mouths had thrown them.
An indirect proposition had been sent me
to organize a force from the disbanded A'
merican army, of from one to five thousand
men, whose pay will bo guarantied to them
through foreign houses, aud when thy serve
out a term of enlistment, thuy can cither return
hom'e, or remain in this country as citizen
with a certain amount of land given thpm to
settle upon. When I say that this proposi
tion canu! lo nie, I do not wish you to under
stand that it was intended for mo to organize
and command that force, but only to give to
it such publicity that it might bp known a
mongst our officers and men. The govern
ment ot Queretaro are anxious to obtain the
services of such men, and I believe Gen.
Butler's permission has been asked to let
them off, or such as might be disposed to re
main in tho country. "' With three thousand
men even, remaining here from the American
ranks, the government would bo secure from
tho revolutionists or Indians, for neither
would like to measure swords with them.
Five thousand Americans, with any party,
could rule this country.
CP" Postage on Newspapers. Con
gress has reported a bill allowing newspa
pers to be carried free for 30 miles and un
der. It will no doubt become a law, and
probably go in effect next month. Our
readers will no doubt be glad of this, as
their papers will be more safely and regu
larly carried. The act, also allows addition
al comjensation to small offices, which is
all right enough, as they are, at best, but
tercsts, and therefore give their support to
Gen. Cass, as the best man that could be
selected under the circumstances. But in
so doing they do not intend to sacrifice
their former opinions, under the penalty of
being pushed off the new "platform" of
leroocracry. In a country of so, large an
extent as our own, there must necessarily
be as many conflicting interests as there is
ariety of soil, productions and climates.
To unite these into one harmonious whole,
must be the work of compromise and mu
tual concession. It was this spirit that pro
duced the nomination of Gen. Cass, and
under it he must be elected.
We have said thus much, not for the pur
pose of obtruding our own views on the pub
lic, but injustice to ourselves, and in justi
fication of our past conduct and future
course in regard to the Presidency.
f the age, ii will find its moral force im-
ny a' .vaid.-Ji'p,
tj co nmil to me
that I h.td truly redeemed th ) pledge
publicly given, Mi 1 had adhered to the
cipl.'s of th :
bat the b"gitiiii.i of whit we are to be. If j
e.i',l'l tipja h.'ivafler to reu leran account of i i.aireil, aud the publio will determined to do
i.i the great trust y-vi desire : what the public authority itself should readily
.should I be able 1 1 .-how . t, u hen the indications ol popular sent i-
. ' 1
tiu ' incuts are clearly expressed.
piKi- ; With "real respect gentlemen, I have the
Deni'jorr.tu- party with as much
.necessas nave generrnllv maiKe l
the aoiiiiiiistralion nt th eminent men to
win.: tli.it party Iris bith -ito confided the
ilivf executive authority of tho govfrnme.it
I co'.il 1 prefer no higher claim to the favora
ble consideration of the country, nor to the
impartial commendation of history.
This letter, gentlemen, closes my piofes-ti-on
of political faith. Receiving my first
j'ppointmont from that pure patriot and great
expounder of American Democracy, Mr. Jef-
fersuii, more than forty years ago, the inter
vening period of my life has been almost
wholly passed in the service of my country,
and has been marked by many vicissitudes,
and attend with many trying circumstances,
both in peace and war. If my conduct in
these situations, and the opinions I have been
culled upon to form and express, from time
to time, in relation to all tho great party to
pies of the day, do not furnish a clour ex
position of my views respecting them, and ut
the same time a sutiicieut pledge of iny faith
lid adherence to their practical application,
h::iievcr and wherever I may be required
to act, an) thing further I might now say,
would be mere delusion, unworthy of myself
fnd justly offensive to tho great party in
whose name you are now acting.
My immediate predecessor in the nomina
tion by tho Democratic party, who has since
established so many claims to the regard and
confidence of hi country, when announcing,
four yeari ngo, his acceptance of a similar
honor, oniio'.inecJ also his determination not
to be a candidate for re-election. Coinciding
with l.iui in hi vtus so well expressed, and
so faithfully carried out, 1 b?g leave to say,
that na rircunWnnec that cau posribly aris?,
would indues me again to permit my name
p b brought forward in connexion with the
Chief Magistracy of our country. My inch.
Nation ami my sense of duty equally dictate
With great respect gentlemen, I have
honor to your obedient servant,
lion. A. Srr.vr.ssox,
President of the Democratic Convention,
and We Presidents of the same.
ANOTHER NEW COUNTERFEIT.
A new counterleit three dollar note on the
Fairfield County Bank, Connecticut, not noti
e.?d in any of ihe -Detectors," has just made
its appearance in this city, and was yesterday
and tho previous day most industriously cir
culated. 1 he bill is well executed, and, with
those who are not familiar with bank bills,
would readily be taken as genuine. The
plate appears to be new, aud has a steam
boat for a vignette, with medalion heads on
either side of it, and a figure 8 on each corn
er. They are made payable to bearer, dated
at various periods, and signed C. Bisscll,
President, and T. Warner, Jr., cashier.
lvy, geatlemen, had ever higher mo-
Pennsylvania Rail Road. The Compa
ny which has this great work in charge ap
pear to bo pushing it with considerable ener
gy. Tho contracts are all progressing as rap
idly as is consistent with economy, and the
road will be put in action as far as Lewis-
town during the ensuing winter. The line to
Huntingdon will be ready for the rails early
next summer. The light work between
Huntingdon and Ilollidaysburg will bo con
tracted for in time to be completed as soon
as the points now being commenced ate rea
dy. This arrangement for the work has been
uvido in order to bring capital expended into
activity with as litt'o loss of interest as possi
ble. It is expected that the road will be
ready to Huntingdon in the summer follow
ing the present, and to the Portage by the
opening of navigation the ensuing spring.
White Strawbkrbies. We are in
debted to our friend, Mr. Geo. Zimmerman
of this place, for a mess of delicious white
strawberries, tho product of his garden.
They were remarkably fine, in size and fla
Tim miio convention.
This body now assembled at Philadelphia,
to nominate a candidate for the Presidency,
met at the Upper Saloon of the Chinese
Museum, on Wednesday morning. The
convention was fully organised by the se
lection of Governor Morehead of North
Carolina as President. The representation
was not full, some of the States not having
sent full delegations, while others had more
than their quota. Missouri, for instance,
being entitled to seven, had thirty present
Various prelimary matters were discussed
in relation to the appointment of commit
tees, &.c, of little importance, except a
warm skirmish between the friends of Clay
and Taylor. The former having attempted
to exclude the delegates from Texas, who
had given the Louisiana delegation author!
ty to act for them, and who are in favor of
Gen. Taylor. The decision was in favor
of the Texas delegates, which secures to
Gen. Taylor the 4 votes of that state. The
report of the committee on credentials most
probably brought up the question next day
The struggle was to prevent the Louisiana
delegation from casting the vote for Texas
The convention then adjourned to Thurs
day, when, we presume the nomination
was made, the result, and proceedings of
which, we will give in our next. The con
fusion on the floor and gallery, was so
great, that members could scarcely hear
what was going on.
General Bctleb, it appears, is a poet
and lias the advantage of being able to write
all his own songs for the campaign. The
Whigs should taka up a man who has at least
musio in his name, for songs are seductive of
tl rertin. tlaa has tho preat D'mo. voters, as svral eampaipns hav proved
K? The Union Magazine published by
Jas. i ue Craw HO Nassau st., New York,
The June number of this periodical con
tains, besides several handsome engravings,
much useful as well as entertaining matter.
It is published monthly at $3 per annum or
f 5 for two copies.
07 Gen. Cass' letter to the Convention, is
an able document, and well worthy of peru
sal. His views on the policy of our govern
merit, are sound and-to the point. '.' .
)r The Supreme Court have reversed
the decision of the court below, which sen
tencecl the eleven colored men engaged in
the Carlisle slave riots, to three years im
prisonment in the Penilentiury, on the
ground that they were guilty, only of a mis
demeanour. The prisoners were all dischar
J7" Tin: John Donkkv of Saturday last,
is brim full of wit and humor. The illii:
tration of the rival Whig candidates for the
Presidency is to the point, but the Whir,
Convention will soon settle the matter whe
ther "Brag" or "Hold fast" is the better dosr,
XF" Blank Deed &c, executed in a
superior style, and kept on hand for sale at
this office. Having procured new type
and material for the purpose, we are ena
bled to print blanks equal to any printed
in the city.
Mrrtlufi f lb Baruburnrrt.
New York, June 6
A large and enthusiastic meeting of the
Barnburners assembled this evening in the
Park. Mark Spencer was chosen -President;
with about fifty Vice Presidents and fifteen
or twenty Secretaries. 1
C. C. Carabreleng read the protest of the
Barnburners, and said that the Hunkers were
the seceders and the Barnburners the true
Democraoy. He was followed by John Van
Buren, who said that the Barnburners would
not, under any circumstances, vote for any
uoruinee of the Whig Convention, and that
they aimed to preserve the Dcmocratio party
B. F. Butler said that he did not recognize
the nomination of Gen. Cass; it was not
binding on the Democracy, aud he would be
governed by the Convention to assemble on
the 22d of June. That Convention would
examine the claims of Gen. Cass, and if he
was found to be sound ou the subject of the
extension of slavery to free territory, that
body might nominate him. He concluded
by saying that if such a Convention as the
one assembled in Baltimore had nominated
Mr. Van Buren, Dix, or Slade, or even a
Thomas Jeflersou, he would not support it.
Mr. Butler was followed by Mr. Nye, and
after the adoption of Ihe resolutions, the meet
ing adjourned in high spirits.
- The Hunkers also organized a meeting in
front of the Hall of Records, which was also
largely attended. No prominent , speakers
were tr attendance.
O Mr., Djcshono, Mathematician from
Nw York tailed on us yesterday at our of'
ncej w e ' puoown a row oi s ngures
which he added tip in one second We pla
ced a row.trf six figures below a similar row,
which he multiplied, and put down the re'
suit in one row, about as soon as we could
make the figures. Those who want to learn
the principal, address P. M. Deshong, New
York city. - -
REI EPTION OF fJKNKItAI. CASS.
eiinimiitee of centlemen proceeded to
Wilmington yesterday morning in the steam
boat Wave, for the purpose of meeting Gen
eral Cass, and the. distinguished members of
Congress accompanying him, and escorting
them to the city. 1 ho tram dul not reacu
Wilmington until much after the regular hour,
owing to the large number of pass -ngerss on
their way to the Whig Convention, ami lur-
ther delays were occasioned by the anxiety
of the good people of Wilmington and Ches
ter to exchange congratulations with the no
minee of tho Baltimore Convention for the
A crowd commenced garnering at uock
street wharf about three o'clock, in expecta
tion of the arrival of the Wave, and although
this was delayed until nearly 7 o'clock, a
large number remained to greet the expected
visiters. General Cass was received wim ine
euthuastic cheers of those present, and pro
ceeding to the barouches provided for them,
the whole, attended by the committed, pro
ceeded to Jones' Hotel, tho crowd following
tho vehicles and gathering an increase ot
numbers at every step. General Cass, Vice
President Dallas, Senator Houston of Texas,
and Recorder Lee rode in the first barouche,
while in the second wcro Senator Allen, of
Ohio, Senator Benton, of Missouri, and An
drew M. Stevenson, of Virginia, the presiding
officer nt the Baltimore Convention. By tlr?
time the cortege had reached Jones' Hotel,
ihe whole street was blocked up, and it was
with difficulty that Ihe vehicles could drive
up to the door. While the barouche contain
ing General Cass was in motion ulong Ches
nut street, hundreds embraced the opportunity
of taking him by the hand.
After entering tho hotel, General Cass up.
peared upon tho eastern balcony, and bowed
his acknowledgements, as a respinse to the
cheers of the assemblage. When he retired,
a variety of calls were made by the crowd,
and Senator Allen, of Ohio, was introduced.
He returned, in behalf of Gen. Cass, and the
other gentlemen that had accompanied the
nominee of the Baltimore Convention thus
far on his return homo to his native State,
their grateful thanks for the enthusiastic re
ception that had been given. It was hardly
necessary for him to say that the State of
Pennsylvania was expected to be Democratic,
as she always was and always would be
found with the party that went for the whole
good of the whole people. In alluding to the
Whigs, the speaker said that the children of
those misguided men would live to see the
day that they would bless the Democratic
party for maintaining the principles of liberty
and free government despite the efforts of
their sires. We ask, he said, for equal laws
to protect the poor Laborer as well as tho rich
est of the land ; they ant privileges and we
want rights. He pledged the word of an hon
est man that they would never be deceived
by the Democratic nominees, if they were
Senator Benton was next brought forward.
He said he came only to look, not to speak.
He desired to see persons embodying the en
thusiasm that had been exhibited and which
presaged victory to the Democratic cause.
He looked on with a spirit of exultation at the
manner in which the Democracy of Phila
delphia had received their nominee.
He was followed by Mr. Stevenson. He
expressed his certainty that Virginia and
Pennsylvania would be united in the coming
contest, under the banner of Democraoy, as
they always had been. He retired with a
regret that physical inability prevented more
extended remarks, but hoped that another
opportunity would be afforded for a fuller ex-
j prcssion of his feelings.. '
From the Mobile Herald and Trib. Extra
IMPORTANT FHOM MEXICO.
I'rttce Concluded Th Army to br Kraovd.
Ti'estjav MonMsrs, May 3011 A. M.
Wo received this morning a despatch from
tho Delta office, containing important news
from Mexico, by the steamship EJith, which
arrived this morning at New Orleans. Let
ters from "Mustang" were received up to
the 21st ultimo, from the city of Mexico.
The Treaty was ratified by the Chamber
of Deputies on tho 19th ult., nt 6', o'clock,
P. M. Tlr; vote ou it was fifty-one to thirty
five. Ia the other branch of Congress there
is no doubt that it will bo approved by a com
paratively much larger vote.
Old rs had been issued for the calling m
of the outposts of tho army and they were
expected to march for the coast between the
1st and lfiih of Juno
Gen. Persifer F. Smtth has been appointed
superintendent for the embarkation of the
forces at Vera Cruz, and he was to leave the
city of Mexico for the tho purpose of enter
ing on this duty ou the 24th ult.
This important news is beyond question,
and wo take great pleasure in laying it before
For thi Americah.
Mr. Editor : As the time is approachine
for the selection of good persons to fill the
arious offices at the coming election, for the
county of Northumberland. Myself and neigh
bors have come lo the conclusion to offer the
name of HENRY READER, as an individual
they think most worthy lo discharge the im
portant duties belonging to the office of
Sheriff. We therefore recommend to the
consideration of the Democratic Electors of
Northumberland County, HENRY READ ERf
of Djlaware township, for that office. He
understands the GutMAN well, and is a staunch
Demnciat, and is well qualified for the office.
And in accordance with the usages of tho
democratic party, the other side of the river is
entitled to the Sheriff. It has heretofore been
customary that this office in particular be
given to the different sides of the river, alter
nately. We do hope that this rule will in
future be adhered to. We, in this section of
the County, understanding Ihe justness of tho
claims of the other sido of the river, are fully
determined to go in heart and hand for the
nomination of HENRY READER, as an act
of justice to tho Forks. Henry Reader is well
known as an honest and intelligent Cfrman
and is just such a man as we ought to have
in the office of SherilT. . JACKSON.
iXoticc to Teachers.
IV otice is herrtiy given ili.it tfiteil proposal trill
be receivrd br th Directors ot Ihe Sunbury
School District, until Wednesday ibe SSih innt.,
fiom persona ilraimu of becoming teachers in the
several school a of said district, a follows : One
male teacher to lake charge of the more advanced
schol.na in Room No. 4. One male to tke chars
(if ihe second cluf a rhnlars in Kimm Nn. S and
ln frini'lpe Ik t ike chirge of the small r children
in Room N. 1. and 2.
I'mpna ils muM ate the number of the loom
ami ihe iiiteer mon'li.
The Schn. I cmnou ce en th Aral Mau
ri iv uf July nt-xt.
(lly rrJernflh Bind.)
I0 FMi.NSWOKril, Sec'y
HimMir. 3 ut 10 ISIS
A TllOCS ( 0 D-iLLtH SiTi I
ASIIBE" & ROCAP,
ISat and Cap Manufacturer-,
Sii h East Corner if 44 and Murlut Slreit,
HAVIj cc nslant y en band a full (ml couplets
atuYmnt of HATS, CAVM. and FVHS.
AU i nn eh iMiit i.ssarim"nt uf nin.' an hove
l.cihorn, I'.ina'iu, and Pl n I. af H -N. All of
v u'iU naii,i;of St000inr.nl, will he a.ilil,
!:n!e le a-nl r.M.ii1, at ihe v. ry lnnres' price.
tn liny denim w.iul I d i wrll to mil as by e
i 'i ii i v .m l lmrnn', we are en thiol to .cii at
vi'iv Imv ia it)
June I ()!, IStS ly
N rxunsive Siock i.f Tucket and Tsbia CUT.
I.ERV. f..r a.te b 1 -
The Steamship Niagara and the Stkam
siiip United States. As somo little interest
has been awakened in the result of the sail.
ing of these two vessels, we give from th"
Boston and New York papers the facts in re
gurd to it. The Journal of Commerce says :
t:The New British steamer Niagara, which
left Liverpool on the 20th ult., and arrived at
Boston on the morning of the 2d inst., must
have made about the same rate of speed us
tho Atneiican Steamer United States, w hich
left Liverpool on tho 17lh ult. and arrived at
this port on the morning of tho 31st. Ihe
latter steamer had at least a day's greater
distance to run, but th-? former lost pint of a
day by puttinar into Halifax."
Th : Huston Traveller, regretting th bets
made in England upon the passage, says :
'The United Slates had three days the
start of tho Niagara, but one day was allowed
her for tho difference in distance, so that it
was only necessary for the United Slates, to
reach New York 48 hours before the Niagara
reached Boston, to have proved her equality
with ihe British fteamer. As near as we
cau calculate it, the United States, taking the
most favorable New York accounts of her ar
rival off Sandy Hook, made the passage in
13 days and y hours. Tho Niagara in 12
davs and 10 hours, without deducting her
two hours stop at Halifax. Tho unusually
boisterous passage of the Niagara should also
be taken into consideration. She had but
one day of moderate weather during the
whole voyage, In which she mado 301 miles
In a gale on the 26th ult., at 2 A. M., sha
shipped a heavy sea which stove in her bul
warks, aud washed '4 men overboard, 2 of
whom were drowned. Throe others were
considerably injured, one having his leg bro
ken. The ship behaved handsomely dining
the passage, and exceeded the eipeclutions
of all her ollioers. With fair weather she
can probably accomplish the voyage in ten
days. Tho Niagara was welcomed ou her
arrival by a solute of artillery."
Ma. Tsist, who, in Mexico, was a distin-
guished personage and dubbed Don Nicholas,
is on his way to Washington, a military pri
soner, to answer for his flagrant abuse of au.
thority in forming a treaty that the govern
ment and nation seem to rejoice has been at
lust ratified. He was at St. Louis about a
week ago having taken the northern route
via the Illinois aud Michigan Canal.
K7" On our first paga is an exoelleut poem
from the pen of Geii. Butler. There is an
impression among soma that Gen. Butler,
thoueh a sallant soldier, is an unlettered
man. This is a mistake, Gen. Butler is a
good scholar and an able statesman.
(C7" The weather during the past week,
until yesterday, was cool, cloudy and un
comfortable. .We understand there has
been considerable hail further north. The
l,0,nV tfiv,- ssS a y4
A'cx. 33 and 31 ARCADE ami
THI It D Slrt t,
0 mp i.ing 5010 Joxen renkni Sclss,rs and
K I us.
Also, a choice aa.mtinent of Ro.lrra ec Ion,
Wot ni'ho'mV, (S iitnV W. & S, Butcher's and
Krone)', ('ktl ry.
A 're, Kpan'iiti, Ui It and Huniine Knii-a.
Al'O, (inns I' si ''a, an I Uowin Ki i.e..
A' ( The Amtricun Rutnr Strvj, a suMrior
r ii lrt wo tv llif attention of Dealers
('.nn Di'ulir. in Gutleiy, wi I tin I the ariire
S;icl( wo'thy their aferi ion, the Sulwcriuei's
chief I'us ne. i iin,i"ning i.nd selling cutlrry.
I'liil.di-li.hie, June lOlh, 1848 ly.
TIIOMASC. GARRETT &, CO.
j C3 233 133 S3 ,
P a'eJ ami I!r:unnU Waie, Cutlery, and
Kdiisv G.i.'ild, and Matiuficlurers uf Jew.
elry and r-Yver Ware, 122 Clicsnut street, Phils.
d l'hi; haie ro ie by ble arrival, s la g and
1 snJuine o. It of English and French Watch,
and Marhl". I'urculain and Fancy Clocks.
I'lairil Urns. (Jietors dice Ha.keta, High and
-iinib r(J irnlles i-k 8ob(i I. idles. 8ioon and
F r'.-. A Ik.- a j i d aesortment of Bii snnia
Ware a' J Finn t'in.r.
Tni-.r .'nek f JEW EI.RV ia lurga and of ill
m st I'i h o isMf k ll'l, and lliey are well .upplled
ilh Hiivor Simons. Forks, Mops, Napkin Ring,
Butti-i Knives Ac , and wi hnu ra iking any ds
:tv i f p ices in the otitic rinla, they are pre.
i-ar.'il in Mlt a Uw a ihoe who do, uud invito
p. isnne wUhi ij " purchase in call.
I'll I .,1.1 h:s, June UI, 1848 6 in
('iiMPLiimx. 'iight'$ Indian Vegetable
Villi are the best emnelie in the world ; lcauaa
.ey clranaa ai d purify I lie body uflhoa morbid
t.nir.ms which, if lodiji d In ihe cuticle, ar tba
cr.u mil only of yellow or awarthy complaiioa
i d 'oughiie.s of the skin, hut all kind of erop
live ilif aea. Wright's Indian Vegetable Put
nl.o aid and imp'ore digestion, s well classes
and pniify ih blood, and, sMraioiw, gi wsabh
nd vigor to that ..de fraaae, waie is) ram, wig
t surs lo giv s clear and haillhy coaipletioa .-' i
Cou 'on To avoid counterfeits, parch. a from
those only wh ran how certi5cal of agency,
repre.er.ting the landing of William Peon I sod
pimps i e th luliels on the bos with th fae similes
n'i the rertiflrnte. To te genuine, they must bo
ei ritv alike, i(n Uuie and all. Beaie of cotin
eils and imposition. " "' ,
fj" The genuin for sale by Hsaai Mshii,
sole egent for Sunbury, and other agaoU, publish,
ed in Buothai part of Ibis paper.
T7-H0ST EITR10RDIKMT W01I!0
PRIVATE MEDICAL COMPANION.
BV DR. A. M. MAl'BICEAU,
ra.uru.oa or buxases or w-oaua.
Sixth F.diuou. IHiuo. pp. 850. Price l
43,090 Ceplea sold la Three Bteath t
Years of auHVriutt, of physical and ruentel anguish to
many an ITecticmute wife, and pecuniary dinVukica to the
kualiiui.1. might have boeu spared by a timely ensscaaua of
his work. . . . .
ll i. intended especially f' the married, or those eonteni.
plaliiw nirriii(rr, us it disci. iuiioituiU secrets winch
should tie Luowu lo Uwnl pf"cutal'ly- .
Truly, knowledge at power. It is health, liapoincaa, efllil-
Ttie revelati.sia cnUiiied ia Us pngca have proved la
I iteming 10 thousands, as the innumerable letter received
by the auta. will sliest.
Hera, ales svory icuude the wile, the mother, the eos
eillier budding into wonunibond or th on ia the decline ol
years iu whom nature ermUMnplatce an important easing .
rui iliaoover lb omusM, symptoms, aud the aonat eaVosttl
remedies, and nrs cattaia mode of cure, in vry oaw.
plaint to which bar sex is subject.
Ceple wiU be seal saail tree ef postage to th ease
Oror tea Onusaasl eopie have soon seal by aaail wtUun
three nauitha, with perfect aaiety ana eertawty.
Ou the receii ot" One OnUar, the Married Woseen'e
Private Metical Companion" wil be ami (auiuw ran)
tu any part of tho I'aeyad Botes, AS tettsra sauat post
paid (uueot those oooumnnf a rsawiraiier) ead aVaraassl
in Dr. A. M Muurleeuu, &.I Ixil, New-York City. Pea
Uahhat Offioe, ISa liberty-! , New Yarbe
The uMarheo Vaama PrrrM Msdiral rtasMiia1 i
sold ey aokssasf4iuwiighot the Tailed etseco. v.-i .
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