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A Lt'llcr from Hie Veritable Jack
We were tlirown quite into a flutter
yesterday by receiving in our bag from
tlio Post Ollicellia following Letter from
the Public's old friend Major Jack Dow
ning, who seems to have writton it to
us for the purpose of communicating to
. tlm Public, in his plain way, some views
of President Polk Young Hickory, as
' he delights to call him which that dis
tinguished functionary hud not thought
to confide to his most confidential friends
before he mot with the M ijor. National
Oa b.mrd the Steamboat on I.omg Itlan I Sound,
bound to ConHtcticot and Down East, Juki 28,
Mr. Galrs & Skaton:
My Dear old friends: 1 and Mr. Bu
chanan and the rest of us overtook the
Presidentlast night ot York, where we
found him pretty well ttickorcd out, hav
iii" cot through with all his birds-egging
in that everlustiu great city, and ready to
, push on this morning down cast. 1 was
going; to write a lino to friend Richie, us
ho s the Government hdilor. as soon as 1
could ketch up with the President, and
. let him know how tho old gentleman
Mood the journey. But happened to
look into your paper, uud I see brother
. Jngersoll, of Philudclphy, sends his let
ters to you. This puzzled mo a little at
first, because I knew ho was on Mr. Rich
ie's side. Lf nt I looked uloug, and I see
lie called your paper a "powerful jour
nal;" and then the thought struck inn
that 1 hud read somewhere that "there's
a power behind the throne creator than
the throiio itself." Well, thinks I, that
Inersoll is a cunning fuller, but he ain't
agoing to get ahead ol mo. If he wiiies
to the power behind the throne I wiil loo.
So, if Mr. Cichio complains, and suva I
ought to wrote to him, I wish vou would
just smooth it over to him, and tell him
the reason of it, and tell him when the
ol.l ship gels on 'tother tack, and his pa
per gets on behind him, I'll writo to him.
As I had romo right on from Mexico
tho shortest cut, and hail broii'dil a letter
f...... i u .i i. ,
i ioi ocoii io mo i resilient, ns
soon as we got to York I run right up to
inuiuii-iu wnero lie stopped togivuliun
tho letter. Folks told mo he was at the
Aster House that great tavern made out
o hewed stone. Sol wont up, and went
in, nun uskeu ono nt the waiters if Colo
nel Polk put up there !
"Is it Jemmy Polk yo inane; Young
Hickory, the President I" says ho.
"Sartuin, says I.
"Yes," says he, "he's!
ierc; up Klaus in
Says I, "show mo his chamber as quick
us you can; I must see him."
. "You can't see him to-night," says he;
"Young Hickory is tired out, and can't
see nobody at oil at all. Why was'nt ye
on hand ut the Governor's loom ifyo wan
ted to seo him All the boys had a
Says I, "that's nothing to tho point: 1
was on tho rnnd from Wushiii"ion then
and I in tfinmr to ,,ue t, President to
night if I have to go through the stone
walls of this house for it."
Then along come Mr. Slutson: and says
i. .. n . . i , . . . ....
no, "i auicK, wuai s l lie rowlieioC
"Here s a feller getting wralhy," suys
i nine, -uecause i won t Icllnui go u
to tho President's room,"
At that Mr. Stiitsou turned round to
mo, and, as ho sec mo, ho koichod hold
ol my hand, and, says he, "Major L)ow
ning, 1 am very happy to see vou. I'll
show you right up to the President's
room myself. I m sorry you was'nt hero
before. We've had noiiiu very pleasant
toa panies since the President's boon
When I got into the President's cham
ber ho was lying down on the bed to real,
and looking as tired us a rat that had
been drawod through forly knot holes,
iiut, us soon ns he seo me, he jumped
up, and looking rather wild, mid say ho,
"Major Downing, how are ye? I did'nt
think of seeing you back from Mexico u
booii as lhi How does things go on
Says I, "Colonel, tlioy don't go hardly
at all. They are waiting fur more help.
Scott uud Taylor both uro growing ruth
or rod and angry tothink you should chuck
'em awiiy into the middle of Mexico there,
and then not send them help to light their
way out again. And it seems to mo.
Colonel, you do hold back in this businoss
a lillle too much. If you don't send 'em
help pretty soon, them guerrillas will ant
our little armies all up. Why, Colonel."
says I, "if this war had come on in tho
tiino of tho old Ginoriil, my old friend
Hickory ho would a had them Mexicans
half whipped to death by this tiino. Cut
here's a letter from Scott, to tell you what
he thinks about tho businuss. I come
on post haste to bring it.
Ho says ho won't stir from Pueblu till
you send on more men to take the place
of all them that's coming homo."
The Prcsdeiit took thu letter and road
a few lines, and threw it down upon the
table; and says ho, "Its no use; Scott may
grumblo und growl as much as he's a
mind to, but it's no use. This war is a
concorn of my own getting tip, fur my
own use, and I shall manage it just us 1
please," Says he, Major Downing,
there reason in all things. I don't want
them Mexicans whipped too fast, espe
cially when them upstart Generals get
all the glory of it. When I found Tpy
lor was swollin up too largo, 1 meant to
n stopped him at Monterey uud draw oil'
n part of his glory on to Scott. J)ui i1;lt
T ay lor is a headstrong chap, a dangerous
man. Ho overslept his duly and blun
dered on to that victory at Buona Vista,
that sot every thing all on a blaze. I
siiau i overlook it in him Tory soon. If
mo boiiisii croaturo had only lot Santa
iiima given mm a haudsomo hckingthero.
we might a bud noaco in a little while
for I had things nil arranged with Santa
Anna to wind tho business right up in
such a way that wo might each of us have
made a handsome plum out of it. Cm
that unpnrdonablo Taylor must cut and
slash round with his handful of men. tin.
tutored volunteois, that I thought were
as narmioss as a Hock ot slioop, and con
trive by that awful blunder at Cuotia Vis
ta, to pour all tho fut into the fuo.
" Well, then.Scott has'nt behaved much
better. He's licked the Mexicuns toe
fast by a great sight, und is swellin him
self up in thS eyes of the 'people shume
fully. I thought if I could a sent Co!
Benton on there ho would a squeezed the
glory out of both of em in a little while
and settled them down so they would'nt
a been dangerous. Cut that vagabond
Senate would'nt let mo doit. That was
too bad. Major, when them two Goner jIs
wero attracting all tho glory that belong
ed to ine, that the Senate would'nt lei
mo do uiiything to offset them, but I'll
let them know that young Hickory is'nt
to be beat any more than old Hickory
was. I've sent Mr. Trist on to look after
matton and see that the armies don't go
too fast; tor 1 in determined Scott and
Taylorshau't whip tho Mexicans any fas
ter than is prudent. All the gtary that's
to come out of tho war fairly belongs to
mo, and 1 II have it.
"Cut," says I, Colonel, you are a going
to send on more men, ain't you) Or
what ae you going la dol How are you
going to wind the business up?"
Says ho, "I'm too tired to talk over my
plans to night. Cut thoro's no need of
your going right back to Mexico yet.
Mr. Trist is there, and I can trust him, to
look after matters, and you better jump
into tho boat with us in the morning and
lake a trip down East, and wo can talk
the subject over ut our leisure."
About fivo o'clock in the morning tho
President rattled away ut my door ami
waked me out of u sound sleep; and when
ho found I was'nt up, bays lie, "Major,
you must be spry, or you'll bo too late,
tor we re oil ut six.
I was up and dressed about tho quick
est, uud went out, and fact, thue was a
quarter of u mile of soldiers, all ready to
escort us to (he boat. And down we
went through whole sheets full of men
und women, and boys iind gals, of all sorts
and sizes, some running uud crowding,
and some hollering and hurrahing, and
in a few minutes we wero aboard the
steamboat, mid the bell rung and the
steamer puffed, nud off we went on the
Sound toward Connecticut.
Tho President hud a little room a" to
himself, and ho made me go right into it
with him, uud he set down in an easy
chair, and put his feet upon another, and
says ho, "Major, I'm glad to get out of
the crowd again; we'll take a few horns
of rest und comfort on this voyage. This
being President, Major, is mighty hard
work; but, after nil I like it. I've had u
a glorious time of it in Now York. Eve
ry body was running aftor mo, and it
seems as though I hud seen every thing.
I leal us though I hud lived through a
whole year in theso throe days, and 1
don't believe any body over received
mine honors in so short u spuco of time
in this country.
"Well," says I, "Colonel, it soomsto
ma a pity you told the folks at Calamine
the olhor day that you should retire when
thisteim was up. You might go two
terms, as old Hickory did, jest us well as
not, you uro so popular.
At that he give me a luck in tho ribs
uud a sly wink, nud say ho, "Mujor, don't
you understand that? Telling of 'em I
should'nt stand uuolher term is jest tho
right way to make 'em tho mure liorco to
have mo. Don t you know Anthony said
Uiesar rolusud tho crown three times.
jest so us to be more sure ol having it phi
cud on his head I And just seo how Sun
ta Anna is working it now in Mexico,
When ho gets pretty near run down, und
shivering in the wind uud uothingto stand
upon, ho scuds in his resignation, with a
long patriotic speech about shedding the
last drop ol Ins blood lor his country, und
till that, uud the people refuse to rocoivo
his resignation, uud cry out 'long live
Santa Anna!' und away ho goes uud
drums uiiollier army ol soldiers.
"Hut, to tell the truth, Major," says he
"when I i ii in In that remark ut Cultiinoro
I hud mimu little notion of retiring. Our
parly was so cut up, things looked rather
dark ahead, and 1 liml this Mexican war
something of a bother aflcrull. Taylor
audSi'ott commit so many blunders, I
bad really some notion of ruin ing when
this term is up. Cut, since I got uloug to
Mew v oi k, tilings seemed to look bright
er. I'm popular, Major: I know I urn.
I should'nt bo surprised if thu Whigs
made u douioiislrulion in my favor yel.
They seemed voiy fond of mo in X. York;
and so did every body, ovary body you
could mention; even the market-women
took mo by the hand and culled uinyuung
Hickory, una gave inn wis ot hint.
There, do you see that pineapple on the
tublo?" st'.ys ho. "That was given to mo
ut tho Fulton market, us wo were going
over to Crooklyn on Saturday. Cut a-
way, M.ijoi.iiiid helpyoursoll to it; it's u
nice ime. And hero's a paper of must ex
cellent tobacco," says ho, "that was pre
sented to mo ut thu sutnu time. You go
into tho piuuiipple, and I'll go into the
tobacco, und then wo'll havo a little nmro
talk about tho war."
Just as wo got cleverly under way they
sung oui uooai'd uie noatior the piisson
go is to get ready lor lauding. So 1 must
cut my yarn oil' hero for tho present; but
likvly as not you II hoar from me uguiu.
Your old friend,
From tk CinriiiMti Chrnitielt:
Au incident connected with tho evor
memorublo battle of Cuona Vista, illus
trative of lieu. Taylors courage, far-suo-ingsugucily,
und conlidoncein the troops,
and ultimate success of our urms in that
engagement, may not bo uniiitorosting to
In the early part of the action of the
23d, when tho enemy had succeeded in
turning the lull wing of our little army,
ami secured a seeming advantageous io-
sitioii in tho roar of our lino, ut tho huso
of tho mountain whou a portion of our
troops, overpowered by tho superiority of
nuiubors, wore torcod to rot ire in "hot
hasto" when, indeed tho fortunos of tho
iluy seemed extromoly problematical, to
every ono suvo tho indomitablo uud self
poised old hero, an ollicor of high rank
rode up to Gon. Taylor and announced
tho temporary success of tho ohomy and
expressed his fears fur the success of our
Old Rough and Uoady'sroply was per
fectly characteristic of tho man. 'Sir,'
said ho, 'so long us wo have thirty mus
ket), wo can never bo conquorodl If
those troops, who have abandoned thoir
position can bo rallied uud brought into
action again, I will tsko three thousand
of the enemy prisoners. Hud I tho dis
position of tho enemy' forces, 1 would
myself have placed thorn just whero they
What troops could not fight under such
a uencrai i
6rijc Lancaster !3actte.
GEORUB WEAVER, EDITOR AND PROPRIKTOIl
LANCASTER, billO: ""
Friday Morning, July 10, IS 17.
Latest from Mexico.
The news from the seat of War is rath
er contradictory. One paper says, "we
see no evidence of that formidable oppo
sition to Scott, tho apprehension of which,
for the last few days, so alarmed our
contemporaries." Another paper says,
"It is now generally admitted, that the
march of Gen. Scott to the city will be
lisputod ut three points on the route."
The New Orleans Delta has tho follow
Santa Anna had not proclaimed himself
Dictator, and it was said he did not so in
tend. The new Ministry, says El Moni
tor, will carry out the policy of its prede
cessors. "Were peace to be concluded,
it would bo fatul to the nationality of
Mexico. Congress met at the Capitol
on tho lOih. El llrwlilican says the
new recruits intended for tho defence of
thu cupitul, ought to bo rigorously drilled
before Scott urrives. "There will." says
that paper, "be plenty of time." El Ita
mnlador, tho peace paper, praises Santa
Anna for saying ho is the only man in tho
country who can keep alive tho war spir
it. Almonte received tho vote of Aguas-
canentcsfor the Presidency. Ojuca vo
io,l r,.,- sifintii a oiin n.,., i?n, ....... i; ,i;,..i
on tho evening of the 11th. Cu.stamenle
v.. ui.iix.iiiiiuii vj v u . iiiiiiuiiuii uii;ii
was out on a recruiting expedition.
Cuualizo has been pardoned, for his cow-
anl ice at Ccrru Gordo, und is to assist in wi ll0t ogain urge the establishment of
defending the cupitol. A San Luis Po- .. iT. i u. . t i i.i i a
, , P u tinted States bank, and the Sub-1 reas
losi paper stales that a large body oft .
guerrillas bus been organized ut Cucos, " 1 DU""f ll,uaD '"'pmcueuu.u resinc
12 leagues from that place, well armed tions, which have embarrassed the Gov-
(iK.v Scon 's Marc., to tub Capitol.
.., la p ', i,,.. i.i., ; ..,1,; .i. :, ,.i ,
IK'iu I. uuuiii, Trillion lb k OIUIOU
thut tho American forces would not movo ,
towards tho capitol before six weeks, These aro the substance of tho opin
(from the 10th Juno) as they wore await- ions expressed bv tho Riimn? find flm
nig reinforcements und heavy artillery I p,i;,m, .. ,l. .... i .
,. ,r n p. . v. 1 Jiiditoi supposes that an Administration
Iroin Veru Cruz. El Monitor of tho same I i r i . , .
date, publishes a letter in which the w. i- j '" 1,0 lorm UP tll0lr baH,8 compos
tor stutos that ho has boon informed that,4"' the leading minds of all parlies.--the
wholo forces will move towards thu .Theso opinions did not meet the decided
capital, in all from tho 15th to the 20th, ,jj,roml of Gon. Taylor for ho expressly
us they hud resolved uud wore detormin-i ,,, i, , i . . , '
ed to spend uud celebrate tho 4lh of Juty M .is opinions u, on tho meas-
nt tho capital. i,,res' vvlllth ""d1" 10 1,0 adopted by tho
Wo havo other reports to the effect, ,
that Gen. Scott would not us was stated,
start for tho city on tho 10th but would!
wait until ho received reinforcements.
Assistance Solicited fiiom Gen-
Scott. A letter received ut tho cupitol , upon the division of parties, his oppo
on tho 10th. from Tlaxculca, says thut tho sition to party warfare and the necessity
......un.mus o.iuuip.aceuuu auu.eweu u
petition to Gen. Scott, asking protection 1
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of him, us a chief of guerrillas, Portillo,
was constantly annoying tlioin. J ho
Monitor says that it seems tho Tlaxcalto
cos wish to imitato their predecessors du
ring tho tiino when the Spaniards went
to conquer them.
Attack on Gun. Scott. A corres
pondent from Pueblu, writes on the 7lh
to u friend in the cupitol, that tho Ameri
can forces are scarcely 6,000 men und as
Gun. Scoit could not luuvo that place for
some time, it would bo good policy to
have tho Mexican forces marchod to Puo
bla uud there attack tho Americans, who
uro not prepared for an effectivo defence.
A lotter from Tuxpau, of 31st May,
says that thu iiihabituuts uro so much
frightened the ro that us booii us they saw
a vessel approaching the port they pack
ed up their beds uud ran to the woods,
whero ihey remained until they wore as
sured that there wus no duii"or in tho
All the Mexican papers in the Delta's
possession, suvo ono from Durango, woro
iu favor of prosecuting the Wur.
It is rumored that Gon. Cudwulliulor
fell in with u party of Guerrillas, near
Jaluppu, lie succeeded according to ru
mor, in killing thirty of thu onemy und
wounding several others without tho loss
of a man.
Gun. Pillow, some days ufter ho left
Vera Cm, had his train attacked ut
Cullura. Tho contest was moro san
guinary thun that of Cudwalludor. It is
said that thirty of the Guerillas woro kill
ed and ten Americans wounded.
Every train is watched and every man
hunted the utmost vigilance bus lliore
foro become necessary.
lloport has it, says the Coi respondent
of the ricayunc, that Siintu Annu has with
him near tho city, between 30,000 and
40,000 men of all classes and that his
forco is constantly augmenting.
Tho saino writer, writing from Pueblu,
says "As yot no one knows whon tho
army is to muko a forward movement.
Gen. Scott will certainly not march until
reinforcements arrive, which are now
without question on tho way." Tho lot
tor isdutod Juno 14th. two days before
tho rumored departure of Scott for tho
Capitol, which ofcourso did not take
Wo havo no rows of any importance
from tho other portions of our army.
A new Itrgiiiieiit or Volunteers.
Wo learn that Col.lrvin, of this place,
has authority from tho Wur Department
to raise a new Regiment of Volunteers,
provided it is composed chiefly of the old
oflicors und men. If the Regimont is
raised would it not bo bettor for the olli
ces tn ho filled by privntos and have
old officers step into tho places mado va
cant by promotion? Wo don't know much
about military matters, but it seems to us
that "turn about" is fuir ploy.
Cy tho way, what uso has tho Depart
ment for a new Regiment? We see by no
tices in our exchange papers, that sever
al volunteer companies have boon refus
ed, on the ground that tho exigencies of the
times da not require moro mon and the j chance, and they who play the most skil
Socrotury of Wai is unublo to say at what, ful hands, are the winners.- Othors must
time men will he needed. . ' boar the losses.
The Signal Letter. ,
Tho lotter from Gon. Taylor to the
Cincinnati Signal, which we published
last week, has attracted a degree of at-
tcntiou and become the subject of so
much newspaper praise and attack, that
we believe our readers will be interestod
in learning the subject of the editorial ar
ticle to which it refers.
The opinions advanced by that article
are simply these: The Presidential can
vass of 1S48, among both Whigs and
Democrats, is in utter confusion, neith
er party being ublo to agree upon a can
didate; The election of General Taylor
would save the pride of both parties, from
the tact that Taylor is a warm friond of
Mr. Clay, which would reconcile the
Whigs to his election and that the other
party would be reconciled because be has
not voted for many years and has sustain
ed the administration by his successful
course in this Mexican war; The above,
however, aro only subordinate considera
tions the present posturo of affairs will
soften the asperities of parly in rogard
to thoir measures and remove many of the
differences of opinion, which has existed
bet wcon tho two great parties. A debt of
one hundred millions of dollars, brought
upon us by this Moxicun war, will induce
tho necessity of a TarifT sufficiently ad
vanced in its rates to satisfy New Eng-
. i i ri t it
,nnu a"U 1 "nd ut tho same
!tune will prevent any distribution of the
'sales of tho public lands. The Whigs
ernmeiit in its fiscal action and have prov-
ej a gourco f annoyance to individuals
bomg removed, will bo suflerod to exist
u,,tl1 " 1,03 ,,a a fuir ll ia!
Government, it is not propor now to ex-
I"css au reserves them until the end ol
1,10 wor- T,,oso do !n iujustico, who
Tho sentiments, oxpressed by the Edit-
0rnguill administering tho government
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without mivinrr ntti-fir ,.tl. tt . A.
without mixing party with it, together
with Ins opposition to tho Legislative in
fluence lately oxorcisod by our Presi
dents, aro what moot tho "decided appro
val" of Gon. Taylor. Should any other
tnnnninrv lis nl(..Iw..i n 1 .. t
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rpicslod by somo of our warmest friends
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to hoist tho name of Gun. Taylor, ut our
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iiuuo, un win liuiicu iui uiu x resi-
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deucy, and wo havo us ropoatodly refus-
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i.-u m uu wo. vu uavo our reasons lor
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sodoing. We havo, hi connection with
many of our broihron of the press, consid
oi ed it too v
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curly to ugiluto tho snb.ect of
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Presidency. Somo ol thorn
mo next rresidoncy
havo forgotten themselves and aro now
either udvoculing tho claims of one man
or disparaging thoso of another. Of
course, they uro froo to net us they plouso
in the premises, but wo havo not yet scon
uny good roiison why wo should follow
suit. Wo seo no cood in turiiinir
the attention of the people to wie man,
whon there is danger that anoihor may
bo the candidate, whon many of necessity
would enter into tho contest disappointed
in their choice and consequently with less
,spirit than they otherwise would havo.
Let us ubido our time. The events of
next winter may change tho whole uspoct
of ii (Tail's and then wo may bo uble with
cortuinly to select the man, who is the
master spirit of the ago und can loud us
on to victory. Wo aro not cortuin that
Gen. Taylor is such u whig as wo should
desiro to sou Prosidont. Woro he from
the North, wo could form a moro dofon
ito opinion of his principles. He calls
himself and is called a Whig; but is ho
a Turiir Whig? Of this wo must bo cer
tain beforo wo would urgo his claims.
Wo know mon in tho South who are or
thodox on this question of Protoction to
Aniorican labor wo know others, who
are not. Wo await then for the promis
ed declaration of his principles. If those
suit us and if we bclievo him to bo tho
most available candidate, wo aro ready to
do batllo for him, not before. We are
willing to sacrifice Clay, if tho signs of
time point to a more available Whig, and
why should we not sacrifice Taylor for
tho samo cause, should it be necessary?
The Flour Trattle.
The luto fall iu the prices ofbiead
stuffs has created quite a sensation among
speculators in wheat and flour. Should
the depression continue, as in all proba
bility it will, many of them will suffer se
verely, if they do not find themselves en-
tiroly broken down. At the best this spo-
cios of Bpoculution is but a came of
" ,"u". l" ",0 his wonderful faculty of memory, which
mukos tho Gonerul writo nousenso. Ho i , , ' ,
,, ,. .. , can scarcely reach back a year at least
would not rosorvo his opinions upon pub- . i ., ,
,. .. , , , . 1 Ut draws two yours rather too closely to
ne measures until tho close of tho war ' ,i r .1 -n,-
,,, ., r p . i , Igether. Cy tho way will tho Editor rcc
and then, ... the face of tins declaration, t-f ,lis
npprovo tho favorito moasuros of tho Ed-
';. .. ,e, c- ; Where is ill
tor ot the btsnal. , , . , '
,. i . ,. ., , What has become of the Locofoco To-
leloro closing this article, wo may bo -n- rici,-i t. i i ,.r,
, r . . irifiof 1840? It ruisod tho price of Wheat
permitted to muko a few cxplunutions 1 i t?, T -
i. w , ' , ia"" " y tho Locofoco papers,
The Kcvciiiic Law.
We often smilod at the Eagle's belief
in tho gullibility of the people, when
during last fall's campaign, it was dis
cussing tho principles of the new tax law;
but our new neighbor, the. Senior, has
put tho blush on tho old Editors and
stands out in bold relief, head and shoul
ders above them all. He deducts tho a-
mount of personal property in 1847 from
the amount in 18 16, making a difference
of S23G.G2G and then exclaims in the lan
guage of his overburdened and indignant
"Two hundred thirty-six thousand six
hundred dollars LESS under this new
whig system, which was pledged to in
crease the personal and to a corresponding
extent relieve the Land! Such is the
commentary of figures and facts."
An important fact for our Farmers to
consider truly ! Cuthow they must smilo
atour neighbor's implicity,vhen they re
mombcr that the valuation in 184G was
made under the new law. . So going back
to the valuation of 1845, we will see if
wo cannot assuage the grief of our neigh
bor and remove the awful state of feeling,
into which his love for real-estate must
havo plunged him, when he saw tho fall
in tho value of personal proporty.
I'ersmml mnwrty, in 1817 $1,517,971
du iu iatr.
May we not, in tho language of our
over-burdened and indignant soul, ex
claim by way of parody:
"Seven hundred and sixty-eight thou-
7 .777 '7 7 ,
sana one nunarca- ana, ninety dollars
MORE under this new whig system
which was pledged to increase tho per
souul and to a corresponding extent re
lieve the land! Such is the commentary
of facts and figures."
And pray has not tho law pcrformod
what itsframers said it would? Wesholud
think un increase of moro than tho wholo
valuation of 1815 is sufficient to satisfy
the most inveterate opponent of the tax
There is a difl'erenco of two hundred
thousand dollars between the valuation
of 1846 and 1847, but besides the refusal
to swear to the amount, there is another
cause of docroaso, which will account for
!the whole of itand alittlo
tho last assessment, sixty per cent of the
cupitul stock of tho Lancaster Bank,
which was on the duplicate last year,
was distributed among the stock-holders,
many of whom woro non-residents of the
county, and ofcourso their share of stock
is no longer taxed in this county.
Cut with this wo havo nothing to do at
present It is merely a difference be
tween tho valuations of two years under
tho same law. Our object was merely to
show tho inteligenco of our neighbor and
until Wheat was, in Lancastor, $1 per
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uuoiicmnu i mui 9V HUl UUIICI- pilCCS
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correspondingly high in other places.
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Why dont it keep them up? Has it lost
, a t A
its influence? Or is it a more choat a
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catch penny, to ruiso the hopes of tho
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pL-niiu uuijr iu kiiuck mom uown agaiui
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;g'd locofoco freo-trude.anti-tunfrfricnds
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gnu ua Htuuu uccouui oi tins wnndertul
mousure of their present American ad
ropulaiily or the Administration.
At tho spociul oloction for moinbors of
Congross, in tho 1st ond 3d districts in
Now Hampshire, which failed to elect
last spring, tho Whigs and Independents
havo won a glorious victory.
In tho 1st, Amos Tuck, the regular
nominoo of tho Whigs and Allies, has re
ceived about 2000 inujority. In tho 3d.
Gen. James" Wilson, a sterling Whig, has
a majority of ubout 300. Tho Whigs
have thus secured to themselves a major
ity of tho Now Iluinpshiro delegation.
Truly tho "signs of tho times iudicuto
tho popularity of tho Administration and
the Mexican War!"
General Pillow iiain.
This gallant and excollent appointee
of James K. Polk, Commandor-in-chief
of the Army any Nuvy of the United
States of North Amorica, has added ano
tl.or laurel to his military wroalh. It
beats the chargo of Col. Haskoll and tho
ditch at Camurgo all hollow. He march
ed a number of men through tho sand an
klo doop, undor a Mexican mid day sun,
killingsoveralofthem and rendering somo
thirty others unfit for service. Polk is
cortuinly, in his way, a most fortunato
man. What Americans Santa Anna spares
in battle, his other Generals can kill in
marches. Who would havo ever thought
that a third-rate Tennessee lawyor could
have operatod as successfully?
The I'reiilciit nt Boston.
Wo publish, on our outside, the pro
ceedings hod in Boston, upon the arrival
of tho President. The addresses of the
Mayor and Governor are certainly fonn
od aftor a new style ef rccoption speech
es and must have mado the President
fool somewhat elated at the flattering no
tice, which they take of his official station.
Wo agreo with the Ohio State Journal,
that they are "model" speechos and think
that they should be generally patterned
after. We would then hear loss of "trav
Gen. Taylor. v
The Eagle is down upon General Tay
lor, because in his latter to the Editor of
the Cincinnati Signal, he says that he
will notiun as a candidate of aaryand
will not give himself to party schemes, in
othor words, as tho Eagle understands it,
that he will not act up to the motto, "To
the victors belong the spoils." For this
it says that the General is either ignorant
of the science four Government; or is
ambitious of political elevation and is
perfectly indifferent to the means by
which he obtains it; or is a Federalist,
rank and obnoxious, and wishes to steal
into power under false pretences. This
latter the Eag-fethinks is his true charac
So, so. After tho warm denials they I
mado, when we charged them with at
tempting to injure Gen, Taylor, it seems
that the Editors have a poor opinion of
him after all. Look out next for a great
display of military knowledge, upon the
part of our neighbors, and see if they do
not pick flaws in Taylor's military char
acter. We will give them a question to
start on. "Did not Gon. Taylor, in oppo
sition tohis Commander in Chief's(Polk's)
wishes, display a great want of military
sagacity in not allowing himself to be
whipped by Santa Anna, at the buttle of
When our shrewd neighbors settle
this question to the satisfaction of their
lord and master, James K. Polk, and his
dutiful subjects generally, wo will proba
bly, for the purpose of enlightening the
community, call them out upon some oth
ers. EThe Editors of thu Eagle say that
"Gon. Taylor is, in their opinion au old
Federalist." How docs this declaration
comport with that other, when they said
that "tho federalists now, as then (iu the
lust war,) aro torios?" Is Gen. Tuylor a
tWo refer the reador to tho com
munication, in to-day's paper, signed
" Veritas." Tho writer is well acquain
ted with the subject upon which he writes
and his opinions aro worthy of consider
ation. Should any one differ from "Ver
itas," we should be glad to communicate
his views to tho public. Light on this
subject is of some importance, as many of
our Farmers have commenced growing
this species of Whoat. We were con
versing with an experienced farmer upon
this subject a few days since, and he told
us that his flour, made from this Med
iterranean Wheat, was as good and as
white as that from any other. Can
not somo othors give us information?
Our correspondent is engaged in a busi
ness, whore he has good means of infor
mation ubout what he writes and we have
confidence in his judgment.
The Commencement exercises of this
Institution will take placo, on Wednes
day, tho 21st. inst.
On Monday and Tuosday evenings pre
vious, anniversary ud dresses will bo de
livered before the Calliopoun and Frank
lin literary Societies.
On Wednesday, nt 3 o'clock, an ad
dress will bo delivered before the Alum
ni, by J. C. Dunley Esq., of Lebanon.
Addresses will also be delivered bofore
the Religious societies connected with
the Institution, on Sunday, the 18th met.
CTlie steamboat Star Spangled Can-
nor, struck a snug, on tho 29th ult., ten
miles from Baton Rouge and sank in a
few minutes. Cy this disaster four or
fivo lives and uoarly ull the baggage and
freight was lost.
rFIn tho IIouso of Commons, in ro
ply to a question from Dr. Bowing, Lord
Puhnerston said, that un offer of media
tion on the part of Great Britain between
tho United States and Moxico hud been
mudo by tho former as well as the pres
ent government, but that it had not yet
been accepted byoitherofthobeligerents
PFAn ufl'ruy occurred, ut Annapolis,
Md. on Monday, 5lh inst. between a par
ty of visitors from Bultimoro and tho cit
zens of tho former placo. Several per
sons were severely, but not mortally,
wounded. The affair is undergoing un
The French Mail Steamship, Union,
urrivodinNew York, on the 8th instant.
It left Chorbourg, on tho 22d Juno.
The price of grain is tending upwards
in Belgium, Holland, Germany and
The harvest in Franco promises an a
Tho difficulty between tho English and
Portuguese has been settled.
Attention, the Universe.
A pamphlet has been issued by An
dreas Bernard us Smolniker, which gives
notico to all men and women, that a Con
vention will be held, on the 12th of Au
gust next, in Trumbull county, Ohio, to
prepare for the millenium. This must
bo another feat ure of Progressive Democ
IMajor William Armstrong, who
has acted as Indian Agont for a number
of years, with credit to himself and the
government, is no moro. It is rumored
that the vacancy will be filled, eithor by
his son, of St. Louis, or by Major Arnold
Harris, who has been in the Indian coun
try a great deal with the late Major Arm
strong and who is well qualified for tho
The National Whlgr,
We call tho reader's attention to the
Prospectus of the National Whig, in an
other column. It is a well-oditod and
spirited paper, devoted to the dissemin.
ation of the measures of the Whig
party, and to the advancement of tho
claims of Gen. Taylor for the Presidency,
subject however to the decision of a Na
tional Convention. Its situation at the
seat of Government, will render it au in
teresting Taylor paper.
The Chicago Convention.
All accounts agree iu representing this
is ono of the largest and most interesting
Conventions ever held in the Union .
Many of our public men were there and
the Editorial Fraternity was ably repre
sented. By next week, we einnrt t ln
before our readers an account of its pro
ceedings. Time is money.
This adage is as true as it is old and
should be regarded by every one.' To do
this properly, it is only necessary to call
at Messrs. Gates & Cosper's, who keep
on hand a full assortment of Watches
all of which beat their great regulator
and this, every ono knows, beats the Sun.
rOn tho 22d ult., Henry Clay uni
ted himself to the Episcopal Church.
He was baptizod in ono of the beautiful
pools on his farm. ' .
Far the Lancailer Gazette.
Mr. Weaver A no w variety of Wheat,
called Mediterranean, has been grown in
this County to some extent for two years
This Wheat was introduced into Ma
ryland about ten years since. It is a Ii-ht
red chafT, bearded, berry red and long,
very flinty and ripens a week earlier than
the common varieties.
It is a Wheat, which has a very thick
bran, makes Flour of an inferior quality,
but is remarkably heavy.
It is more subject to shatter than anv
othor variety of Wheat it is hardy, sel
m.i.l i... i, vi.. r.i. .
.mm mioucu ijr uiu ijr ur wiuier-Kllleu.
But it ought not to be raised in anv
part of our Country, where the common
varieties ot Whoat grow, as it possesses
no advantage to compensate for the in
feriority of its Flour and consequent in
ferior value of the grain. A loss of five
or ten cents per bushol to the Farmer, by
fl I . rt i ..
reason vi ino iinerioruy ot the quality of
w neat no grows, is not to be disregarded.
Dr. Henrv Tennent, of Thebodeaux,
La. and formerly of Delaware, was
drowned on the afternoon of the 5th ult.
at the mouth of Bayou Laforche. He and
a friend wore swimming across the Bay
ou when the strong ebb tide running at
the time, swept him out into the Gulf,
and boforo assistance could reach him,
ho sunk exhausted. Nat. Intel.
Piracy in the Chinese Seas. The
Boston Traveller gives an account of a
horrid piracy committed by the Chinese,
on tho 6th of February, near Amoy, upon
two ships, the Omega and the Caroline.
The pirates laid themselves on each side
of tho Omega, threw fire balls into her,
and then boardod her, battering down
the hatches upon her men. The captain
and officers took rofuge in the after cab
in, but wero all killed. The pirates then
proceeded to rifle the vessel. Aftor se
curing their booty, they went to the other
vessel, the Caroline, tho captain of which
instead of attempting any defence, order
ed his gig and jolly-boat to be lowered
for the purpose of making his escape.
The boats however, wereswampod, and
the captain, two matos and nine Lascers
drowned or killod in attempting to re
gain their vessol. The booty which the
pirutes socured was immense. The O
mega lost $40,000 in monoy and 370,000
worth of opium, and the Caroline G0.000
in opium and treasure; total $170,000!
"He is a Man!" Our neighboorhood
bus beon so thoroughly drained of wheat
that it has been somewhut difficult to find
enough for home consumption of late.
A week or two ago, a farmer of our
neighborhood, iu view of the forgoing cir
cumstances and when all others held
their wheat at from $1 75 to $2 placed
a lot in R. H. Smith's mill, in this vil-
lago, expressly to accomodate the poor
and mechanics of the neighborhood giv
ing directions to the miller not to charge
over $1 50 per bushel, nor to let any one
person havo moro than two or three bush
ols for thoir own use. Perry (N. Y.)
Ccnious Enough. People have often
heard stories about a wheel being found
within a wheel and such sort of things,
but we presume very few have ever heard
of au egg being found within an egg
Thoy must therefore hear of the Tatter
phenomenon now for the first time. On
Saturday last, as wo are informed on
good authority, Miss Thobe Angevine,
daughter of Mr. Bartholomew Angevine,'
of the town of Clinton, in this County,
broke a hen's egg, which was found to
contain another inside of it as large as
that of a partridgo, perfectly formed, and
and having a hard shell. It was a singu
lar case, and we presume the wisost
ones in curious things will find it hard to
account for it. Paughheejisie Eagle.
A New Discovery by Schnosbein.
Professor Schnrebein, it is announced.
has made a discovery which is making a
great sensation in Germany. This dis
tinguished Professor, who invented Gun
Cotton, has just discovered a method for
immediately cauterizing wounds. This
invention, in connection with that of in
sensibility produced by Ether, will effect
a complete change in Surgery.
Muffins.---Mix a nuart of wheat flour
smoothly with a pint and a half of luke
warm milk, half a tea cup of yeast, a
couple of beaten eggs, a heaping tea
spoonful of salt, and a couple of table
spoonfuls of lukowarm melted butter.
Set the batter in a warm nlnrn tn ri
When light, butter your muffin cups, turn
in the mixture, and bake the muffins till a
W'U lhatalightning bugin the street!
asked a pur-blind old lady.
"No, grandma," said a port Miss, "it.s
a big bug with a eegar."
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