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Cljc Lancaster Cajcttc.
CEOROB WRAVKH, EDITOR ASD TROPRIETOK
Friday morning, December 3,1847
We have no news from the Army of
any consequence.' '-"There lias been a se
vere earthquake and the City.of Ocotlun
was entirely destroyed. Not a house
was left standing and nearly all the in
habitants were buried in the ruins. This
was on the 3d October. - '
- Santa Anna's whereabout is uncertain.
"We see it staled in some paper that be
claims that his movements were all in ac
cordance with (he wishes of (he Central
. tioveriimeut, and upon (Wis ground he in
tends to defend himself against the charge
.of Treason. . . '. ' - .
, The celebrated guerrilla chief, Ca
ualos, died at Cerulvo on tlio 4ih inst.
: The effects of the earthquake wore not
confined to Oeottau. Several villages
and monasteries were mote or less inju
red by it.
We sco it stated that the Governor of
" the city of Mexico has issued orders to
all the publishers of newspapers, in tliat
city, to-submit the proofsbeets to his in
fpection. This is done, because the pa
pers were (oo fond of abusing the con
Wo liniaa nnt v.tr liom-il tliA nnmliar if
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reinforcements that have reached Cen.
Scott. " It is probable, however, that he
has near twenty thousand men with him,
in and near the city.
Gon. Taylor is expected in New Or
leans the early part of this month.
News by I lie Acadia.
The political intelligence, brought by
t!io Acadin, is of conhideniblu impoi tam e.
Tie financial crisis, in England, has not
yet passed by. Many additional failures
have taken place since the departure of
(lie French Steumer, and although the
liovei ninent persuaded the lhmk lo make
loans, nt 8 per cent, the relief that was af
forded was but temporary, and the dis
truss still com iuues. The London Timet,
(ho leading organ of the British Empire,
says that""England is ;oor" and well
may it be apprehended that she will soon
be compelled to do, what her people have
blamed us for rcpudiato her debt.
In Ireland, distress, discontent, disor
der, crime and famine still prevail to an
ularming extent. The upshot of the
whole matter may yot end in u revolution.
The loading spirit of quiet revolutionists
has departed, and it is altogether proba
ble that the counsels of those, who wish
In wrest independence from England by
force, will oro long prevail.
Switzerland is on the eve of bloodshed
so says intelligence from that country
yet the same thing has been reiterated
for a year past. A civil war is doubtless
ly approaching and it may embroil till
Europe. The most interesting specta
cle, in this country, at the present time,
wo apprehend to bo n female, regiment of
soldiers, "armed and equipped as the law
Austria trill holds on to Ferrera and
tho difficulty between her arid the Pope
is still un nettled; yot tho latter, noble-soul-ed
as ho is, is going on with his work of
reform, onlurging the liberty of die press,
improving the condition and elevating the
i hui acter of his people, mid moving on-
.ward with tho progressive spirit of the
Bgn. Tho lenveti of Liberty is mixed in
the political affairs of Europe hold
back, tyrants, despots, cowards may the
people will regenerate the old world.
The Ohio Stato Journal givos tho state
ment of the condition of the Ohio Banks,
compiled from tho scini-Riiuual returns of
tho several banks in the State. The
resources of all tho banks, Branches
Stato Bank, Independent and Old Bunks,
amount to $?0,910.G86 98 Tho liubili
tics amount to the same sum. Tha Banks
bio in a sound condition.
But what is of moro interest, at the
present lime, is tho taxos paid to the
State. The Branches of the Stato Bank
pay nine and nine-tenths mills on the dol
lar tJio Independent Banks pay eight
and seven-tenths mills on' the dollar
while the Old Banks, that mo banking
undortho old Locofncu law, pay but four
and two tenths mills on thn ilullm- Tim
Iota) average tax upon all other property,
for till purposes, in the State is only about
six and a half mills on the dollar. And,
aW the Journal, "with these facts be
fore them, it remains to ho seen whether
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inu liocoiocn moniucrs oi tno coming
ucguiiamro will have ussuranceto waste
onco more tho time of tho people in at
tempts to cut down the tax on banking
15 VVVrefer the rentier to the adver
tisement of the "Scientific American," in
anothor column. It is an excellent peri
odical ami woll worthy the support of
Mechanics, Aituans "aud Manufacture.
We forego ourusuul practice in publish
ing its prospectus. It deserves tho sup
poitof that class of citizens, who are in
terested in fho progress of tho ni ts and
sciences, and who wish to avail them
selves of the improvement of tho ago.
Cyrhe Pittsburgh Commercial Jour
nal hn clothed itself in a now dress and
enlarged its dimensions. Persons, hero,
desiring a Pittsburgh paper, cannot ob
tain a better one (ban the Jo.rnal." h
hvlttin to the first clari.
. An Example for Old Fiifield.
The Marietta Intelligencer, in an arii
ticle on the result of the late election,
claimed the' Whig Banner for Washing
ton County; but the Newark Gazette
feels unwilling lo award Washington the
honor and presents the claims of Licking
onco the strong hold of Locofocoism.
lu an article on the subject, the Gazette
says that, from 1S42 to 1846, there has
been a gain of 556 in the county, and this
result is deduced by taking those years
when the election was warmly contested.
The Gazette adds: '"
"The policy which eflectnl tliese "rntifvin" re.
suit, is easily ttihl. The whigs in every town.
nip. Wlietlier their numbers were large or sin.-ill.
fotipbt it manfully every year, trimlii)r in s pood
cause am) a determined purpose: never lieiHeu
until Che votes were counted tram I he lialloi Imix.
nor furling their luiniier "till the smoke of the
buttle had rolled unity ."
Well we know the determined, united,
vigorous and unceasing efforts of the
Whigs of "Old Licking." Without hope
of reward, with a majority ogainst ihem
at one time, of over 900, they nerved
themselves each year for the contest, and
we know them well, when we say that
their efforts will continue until Lickinjr
shall bo enrolled on the side of right and
justice. In one more year, we are con
fident that the cry will go forth that Lick
is "redeemed, regenerated and disen
thralled." For tho same determined
whigg bio there and tho samo nress to
maiiituiii their principles.
Ohl that we could impress this lesson
home upon (ho whigs of Fairfield. In
somo townships, we, too, could bring ex
amples. Without disparagement, we
might name Greenfield and Richlund.
They wore once Locofoco; hut active en
ergetic Whigs have made them Whig,
and Whig they will remain, so long us
the present race of Whigs exist, we trust
Whigs of the County, will you uol
read a lesson in all this Have vou not
confidence in the conecliiessofyour prin
ciplesl Have you not the assurance thut
truth, III the cud, must prevail?
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Why not oigunizu, then Why not to
woikl Why longer put off tho duty vou
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owe to your party, your County, your
State, aud your Country! Are you less
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au.o, less vigiiani, less energetic than
your ncgliliors in Lickin"? Cannot yoto
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ujr inu Bumo ueiuruiinauon, me same liur-
mony, the same vigor, the sume continued
lion, produce a similar result? Will you
bo idle, whilo all around you, your breth
ren, in the Whig ranks, are ever on the
alert and laboring unceasingly to cstub
tablish Whig -principles and moasures
the only sure way of producing happi
ness and prosperity to the country.
In the inimo of tho Fathers of tho Ite-
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public, who boqueuthod to you tho rich
inheritance Vou culnv! in lint nnmn nf!
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tlio poily, to Which you belong) in the
II lime Of IIIO Otllie and Uoiinlry Whose
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piospeilly IS Identified With yours, WO
bcseocll you to be up und doing and HO
longer weaken your strength by inort-,
tiossBtid inactivity. With truth, iuslice.
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right ami correct pt llioi lies Oil your side,
you must provail. But no man or nailv
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evuryot uccotnplishcd anything without
Sllllc (.'Oil VCIIIIOII.
Tho Whig press, "onerallv. throucliout
the Stute, aro agitating tl0 subject
of the next Gubernatorial Convon -
voinion. Various opinions me
ed us tothotimoofholdiiij; it the first of
January and tho twenty second of Feb
ruary being the extremes.
For our part, we go in for tho first-
Tho roudd will bo bolter, tho season more
favorable, mid as a consequence, the
crowd larger. More than this, it is prop-
er that theWhig organiziilion of tho State
should commence on tho first day of the j
year. Lot us havo our Candidate for ,
Governor, at tho oarliost practicable time;
we can then go to work and preserve
Ohio in her present proud position.
And for the National Convention, tho
curliest day consistent with tho intoresls
of the party should bo named. We nro
opposed to theso short canvasses; with i
them, the elections pre generally curried j
moro by impulse) than by rcflson ud u i
re-aclion must ulwuys take pluce.
RrTho Now York Herald gives what
it purports to bo tho design of the Ad
niinistralion to carry on the war until
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SilfliciOlll territory IS obtained to pay the
expenses, should they bo compelled to
take tho whole of Mexico. Let us see
"how this 'ill voi k." For one year's ex
penses, wo claim the half of Mexico for
two yuar's wo claim tho whole but the
war still continues afterwards, and what
aro wo togetl Let it bo known, in Mexi
co, thut wo intend cither to dismember
her torritory or tako the wholo of it, aud
in ten year's time wo cannot conquer her
pooplo. It is an idlojhopo. And where
will wo find money lo pay tho expenses
of a protracted war, and if the above is a
truthful foreshadowing of the Adminis
tration's plan, by what system of finan
ciering can they obtain territory Jo pay
the expenses of the whole war?
The Locofocoshave named Van Buron,
Cuss, Woodbury, Hurhanou. Dallus.i
Slmiik and Walker. Wo would add. for
hem, Nathaniel C. Reed. '
Tho Whigs huve named Cloy, Scott,
Taylor, Corwiiv Webster, Cluyton and
McLean. '.; , , -
We will venture our "cabbogo hoad"
against the Senior' s"ni f-ais" (hat one
of the luttcr will ba elected. ..."
, The Gu.ene,
. Will contain a summary of all the im
portant aud interesting transactions, both
of Congress and the. Ohio Legislature.
Whatever is of interest lo this County
will find a place in . its columns. Will
not a few hundred, at least, ul the 2000
Whigs in the County, who are not sub
scribers, come and take this pnper? Will
not those individuals, and hundreds there
are, who obtain news regularly through
this source, quit their habit of reading the
newspaper at our expense and subscribe
and pay for it? To make it interesting
and useful to them and to our subscri
bers, we must have a more liberal sup
port. Unless we receive" this, unless
we receive enough to keep us moving a-
long, we will be compelled, though re
luctantly, to part with those, who hove so
generously, thus far, lent us their assis
tance, and resign our post to some one
letter qualified to edit the paper at a less
expense than we can. Wo aro willing to
spend ourtimo and labor for a reasonable
support ; but we cannot afford to do with
out the latter and spend our money also.
We clip the following from one of our
exchanges. In one sense of the word.it
is applicable to our town. We need
some I Inn'' to jive it a new start. What
that shall be, it is for our citizens aud the
citizens of (he county to determine
There are several ways to build up our
town to make it thriving and prosper
ous. All wo want is enterprise:
We have from tlio incut undoubted authority n
vary important piece of iiilorntiilioii in i-eliition
to the application of steam power to manufactures
ill cities. There in niily wit li in a distance of three
hundred null' hum here of about the size of
Hartford, whoso inhabitants perceived lli.it its
pnpiiliitinii wore lit'coining staliniiary; if not retro
urnling, and foil the necessity of making it com
bined Hud renolnle elturt to restore and sustain
their ancient nosperity, AceonliiiL'ly they col
up a company Willi n cnpitul of 1 100.11(10. am) e-
rocted n steam woolen mill for the iiiiiiinfiiutiire of
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tint year lint company will June returned to its
stock holders n dividend of (.'iO.OUO from the
profits, besides reserving u am plug of $10,000
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more. The success of this effort lias given mi
ii'i"'le to the whole l)iiiiiiies mid industry of the
..h.'ce, and produeej the most saluturv imd com.
i l''t,,e ''e"uvi'lioii in it condition und prospects.
i i ilVi.i'i ui i, i.,;il t. tl. ..!;... r
Un.nhei slc'iut woolen factory, und ulo of u steam
'",,H" ni111- wlm-li i lo lie 3."0 teet m length and
Icoiiluiii 2." ,000 Kpimlle. All this is tiikins nhice
m lm inland town which is wholly destitute of
' u"""ul cominaniiinp imsitiou, Hud ol the
! other ndvuiiliipes for null u business which this
city eiijovs. UnrlCnrA Time:
The New Vork Sun thus discourses of
the present Administration. Were it
not that it occasionally receives a slice of
"Bread and Butter" from the Govern
ment, we should think that it was "pok
ing fun" at it. The italics aro our own.
''The Historian who records the clorious a.
chicvcmeiils t the Uuitod Slides during the year
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' " wnl lo.iiimosiv. roiK uuu in uuui
ut ,,,, iu. place
Animated hy the excitement of so mnnv liril.
I limit victories, und the liual conquest of Mexico,
, th.mgh -eye liat.m.lly turns to the conque.-iue
""n,-,HI" meir onive snuuers, wo cannol lor.
get nor overlook triose who, Milling nt the helm
jofStnte have, eollftcd the nWiri r.f war, direct
' llte rour,e f HT emits, and villi Mtcady and
i nui niHHf; jmi miK , nfffiiHMt an u.tmruntCM ana
oPPn,Uiun, ttcurtd ike grtni triumph that tills
cvu,-y u"e Aim"1""" "elt W"H rejoicing. We
"re 'oo npt to neglect the statesman, while the sol
dicr is heliire lis. and umlerrute the wini and toil,
!ul 11,0 eahinrt while we hear the rour of the cnn-
linn Tin, I1iti.i.u ui' tli It.itiM.l Vini. I.. Itt.t?
' will not only be lUe proudest on record, but the
i Admiiiitrtion which controlled nud shaped il
'will ho credited us the most patriotic nud nigorou$
! since Hit foundation of the Americuu Republic."
If P'k und his cabinet swallow all
j,l,ul ulo,,co' ihoEJitor of tho Sstands
1 a 8ooJ lneo for a large share of Gov-
express-.'' patronage. "Oh! imbecility be
,",Uo,ei1 wil1' pruiso."
Every one has heard of the charges
I'lought aguinsl the Whig parly as being
j favorable to Naliveism. Every one has
"eeu the warm and labored denunciations
M "0,, Ia parly" by tho Admin
i rultoii prints. Below will ho found an
advertisement for recruits. Wo do nnt
K,,ovv i"iapt. n. IJ. Plarcy is a relative
of the Secretary of War, of "breeches
memory" but ono thing is cortain that
ho is acting under orders from the War
j'lepartnicnt. Wo trust thut tho purty
prints will look at this matter and give
their opinion upon ibis question "Does
m,"',u 111 ' "ft'" department, refusing
toletnuturulizod foreigners ha vou chance
to servo in u 'yijtwi'e corps" of tho ur-
my squint a little towards Naliveism?
'Wasticii! 50 Youno Mkx are wanted im
mediately to serve in the Light Companies of the
isi,,u.. )U. nun u. n. Artillery. Anile need
npply but nativk Citizkss who me nrlive, nblo
! L).,."lie'1' " p""t 0 ,"et 7, il,;," hi height.
1 e"l"i"1'es nre ninmucil, null will receive
in addition to nil thn Hllownncos given to othre
i"'1''."1' Vy "' Drngooas. Those young A-
nirnruiis who unve h nesire ui serve in ii juror-
rori our Arniy, wnerouill llieir comniries
will be Native horn AmericaiiM, have now nil op
portiiuiiy by applying soon nt the llocrniliug
Rendezvous in IJurrisliurg or I'ottsville, under
cnnuiiiind of It. H. MARCY,
. t'upl. ftlli liil'anlry, lierruiting Oflicer.
Ilaiiihuig, August lliih, 1847.
'i'The New York Tribune has pub
lished its prospoclus for the coming year.
Persons desiring a faithful ond efficient
Whig Journal, from the Eastorn cities,
cannot subscribo for one more worthy of
thoii support. It is published weekly, at
$2, porannum somi-wookly, at $3 and
daily, lit $5. It contains as much read
ing matter as any paper in tho Union. '
tFThe Tcnnesseo Legislature has at
length succeeded in electing a U. S. Sena
tor. John Bell, well known as a firm and
talented Whig hns been chosen. This,
result will gludden tlio hoarts of all true
RThe priming office of the Norfolk
Beacon wos destroyed by fire, a few days
since. - The press and the outside form
of the paper, only, were suved. The fire
is supposed to be the work' of an incen
diary. ;- . '.. .'J. ,, , , ' '
'A Oood Locofoco.
Previous to the election, the Mt. Vern
on Banner gave what purported to be a
"renunciation'' of tho Whig party, over
the , signature of Siiaorkic Shaw, in
which he soys:' - 4 .' r .
"If I had lime I would ml vert In the odious
distinctions, made by the Whig Legislature of our
State, in favor of the rich man, and against the
poor man, in the enactment of the present Tax
law; which distinctions prove llmt the party tram
ples upon the principle ul equul unci exact justice
to all nieu."
. Shadeiic Shaw will make a good Lo
cofoco, that is, if he is nnt an imaginary
being, and if he has gono over on the
above grounds. . . .
"My aint it terrible what shall we do!'
rTThe Greenville Heruld puts up the name
of John B. Welter for Governor, und says, ''With
Welter and Victory! ns our watch word, the De
mocracy ure invincible. '
True, with Weller and Victory; but
when election day comes, Weller, like
Tod, will find that "Victory" has deser
ted his staudaid. '
A Splinter, '
BEAUTiriii,. Ail editor down south says
"1 ho innrcll ol civilization is onward onward
like the slow but - intrepid tread of a jackass to
wards a peck of outs." , v
Which being literally translated, will
read thus: "The march of our army of
invasion is onward onward like the
slow but intrepid tread of tho "Senior"
towards tho county crib."
CP" An exchange paper says: ''It is calculated
that in Asia there is one public newspaper for eve
ry 94.0(10.000 inhabitants, in Africa one for every
5.000,000, iu Kiiropeoue for every 100,000, in the
United States there is one lor every body.
Yes it is truo; but, then, in America,
everybody don't read his own.-Yevi-iiitf
The Macon Telegraph, ono of the most
influential Locofoco papers in Georgia,
has come out for no more territory. It
considers it dangerous to annex it. We
nre glad to perceive one bright spot in
the dark horizon of Locofocoism. .
An Original Discovery.
Medary, of the Statcsman'says, thut, if
there were not a single bunk in Ohio, he
actually believes Pork would command
a higher price I
The Ohio Lf'Kfoluiiiic
Will meet, on Monday next. There
will be very Utile of important business
beforo il and the session will be a short
The Thirticili CoiiKiess
Commences its first session, on Monday
next. It will be an important one in
many respects, and the people should
make themselves acquainted with its do
CP An eminent physician, says an ex
change, has given it as his opinion that,
in nearly every caso of night mare, the
sufferer is indebted to tho publisher of a
newspaper. And we add, with more
truth, that, in every caso of ignorance
the sufferer does not subscribe for, pay
for, and read, a nowspuper.
JVevv C.'oods ! New Goods!!
We refer the reuder to the advertise
ment of our friends, Messrs John Eflinger
& Co. They have now a full assortment
of Winter Goods and are determined to
sell at their usual low rates. They are
getting their names up as sellers of cheap
goods, and we ore not surprised. Lib
eral men never ask more than a liberal
Idif In i-peukingnfMr. Clay's Speech(
the New York lnbunc says:
"As to Mr. Clny'a 'killing himself,' or
injuring the Whig party, by his Speech,
thoro never was more uoiiseusicul jargon
uttered by downright lunatics. Let this
Speech bo read by or lo the whole popu
latioi) of the United States, and let a volo
be taken thereon of all who are not case-'
burdened, thick-and-thiu partisans, ready
to praise or oxocrate as tho party cue
shall indicate, and we confidently believe
nay, we foci a moral ceitainty that
nine-tenths of the whole would give a hear
ty Amen (oitsgoueral scope and purport."
The Fai-iuci''w Book mid Family In-
' Messrs Rankin & Csffeo have laid a
copy of tho above work upon our table.
Wo have given it a hasty perusal and can
recommend it to the farmers of this coun
ty. It is what its name imports a book
for the farmer and no one cun obtain the
sume amouutof information, for the price,
as is contained in ibis volume A work
of the kind should be in the hands of eve
ry friend of agriculture, and indeed his
library is iucomploto without this.
Tho work contains near GOO pages, is
printed on good paper, is handsomely
bound and is embellished with over one
It contains a vast amouutof information
treats of the theory and practice of far
ming of the Horse of Neat Cattle of
Sheep and Wool of Hogs and a variety
of miscellaneous subjects worthy of the
farmors attention and with a knowledge
of which he cannot well dispense and be
a good furmer.
TheDoclarution of Independence, with
n facsimile of the hand-writing of the
different signers and handsomely embel
lished, it appended to the work.
, The price of the work is $2,75.. It
can be obtained of Messrs Rankin & Cof
fee or their ngents and we are sure that
no farmer, who takes an interest In his
calling, will fail i appreciate the con
tents of the book. " The work is not
original. It was comprised by J. Pritts,
of Chambersburg, Ta. from the very best
sources with the design to improve and
elevate the condition of Agriculture in
this country; and if his book is well-read,
it cannot fail to accomplish a part, at least,
of what the author intended. We antici
pate a handannie',ah of the work. -
' Public Meeting.
At a meeting of the citizens of Lancas
ter and vicinity, convened at the Court
House, on Saturday evening Nov. 27,
1847, pursuant to published notice, Dr.
M. Z.KREIDER was called to the Chair
ond P. B. Ewino appointed Secretary.
On motion of J.T. Brazee Esq. it was
resolved that a committee of five be nam
ed to draft and present resolutions ex
pressive ofthe sense of the mectingon the
subject ofthe improvement ofthe Hock
ing Canal. f ... '
. The committee, composed of Messrs.
J. T. Rrazf.e, Samuel F. Maccrackf.n,
P. Van Tri'mp, John Rebbr and M. A
Daughertv, presented a Report and
the blank having been first filled with
the names as below their resolutions
were unanimously adopted as follows, to
wit: ,- '-'.".-.'.'-'"''
The committee have considered of thn
subject referred to them, and report the
following resolutions and recommend
the passing of the same. 1
1st. Resolved, That the capacity of;
that part of tho Hocking Cuual, between
Lancaster and Carroll, being inferior lo
the canal abovo and below, is insufficient
aud inadequate, for the transacting of
the business now being done upon it.
2d. Resolved, That the liability of that
part of said canal, called the summit, to
fill up and thereby always to impede and
frequently stop navigation, renders it at
best but a doubtful and precarious de
pendence for the transaction of business.
3d. Resolved, Therefore as the sense
of this meeting that the Legislature ought
to provide, without delay, for the widen
ing and deepening of said canal so as to
make it equal in width and depth to the
canal above and below and also for ren
dering its navigation more permanent und
less liable to interruption.
4th. Resolved, That John T. Brabee,
S. F. Maccracken, H. C. Whitman, P.
C. Benedum, Jonii Reber, P. Van Trump
and M. A. Dauohehtv, be and they are
hereby appointed a committee, whose du
ty it shall lie to memorialize (he Legisla
ture, on behalf of this meeting, on this
6th. Resolved, That said memorial ac
companied by a copy ofthe proceedings
of this meeting, bo transmitted to our
Senator and Representatives iu the Gen
eral Assembly, who are hereby spe
cially requested, lo secure to the subject
that attention and consideration, which
its great public importance demands.
6th. Resolved, That the Secretary of
llus meeting tin nisli to the i!,ilitorsoreach
of our papers a copy of tho proceedings
of this meotitig for publication.
And on motion tho meeting adjourned.
M. Z.KREIDER, Chairman.
P.'B. Ewino, Secretary.
Shocking Calamity. On Thursday
morning, in the cellar of a building back
of the brewery of Mr. John Walker, on
Sycamore stteot, while five men were en
gaged in taking out the props that sup
ported a brick arch, the arch gave way;
and three ofthe men occupied boneath,
were instantly crushed to death. ' The
other two, perceiving dm threatened dan
ger, and being near the door, sprang out,
and escaped. The names of the unfortu
nate men killed, wore Robert Patterson,
John Bradford, and John Alves. Cin.
From Iht New York Tribune, Nov. 24."
The New Congress.
The XXXth Congress convenes for its
First Session at Washington on Monday,
Dec. 6, and already many members are
there or within a day's journey. The
nowly balanced state of -parties in
the House, with tho certainty that
there will be a doubtful struggle for Clork
if not for Speaker, will doubtless ensure
the prompt attendance of nearly every
Representative. Major Uaines, one of
llio Kentucky Whigs elected, hue a pris
oner in Mexico, it has been feared would
not be present; but it is now pretty cer
tain that he will bo. John M. Hoi ley of
our Elate, who is in very critical health,
is already in Washington, and will re
main till after the organization, when ho
is compelled to travel Southward. We
think there will not bo fotu ubsentocs at
The Senators will be less punctual, as
the Administration majority in that body
is large, the officers already chosen, and
there will be little business of importance
transacted during the first fortnight:
Still, we trust n quorum will he formed
the first day. The interest attached to
the organization of the House will spur
somo of the naturally lagging.
The new Senate is composed as follows:-
MAINK Mh March.
John Fairfield,. ..1R51
J. V Br(lliiiry...l853
Char's O Alhertoa 1ft IU
John IVIIalc... 18!i3
- . MAS.1SCHUSKTTS '
Daniel Wtbtter.. IBSl
John Panii 18&3
Albert C. Grtrnt.WA
John 11. Clarke.. 18S3
John M. Niles....l849
' Roger 8 BaldwinlMl
John A. Dix 1819
Dan. 8. Dickinson 1851
IVm. L. i)riyfoit..lP5l
Jacob W. Miller. .I8b3
. PENNSYLVANIA '
Simon Cnmeroo.. 1849
Daniel Sturgeon.. 1851
John M. C7ay(oi.l8.-l
PrtMtey Spruance .ISi'i
James A. Ptarce.MW
Rtverdy John ton. 1851
James M. Miiaon.. ISM
Itob. M.T. Iliiuterl853
Geo. F,. Badger.. B9
A. Y, Butler..... 1849
John C. Calhoun.. 1853
Walter S. Colquitt 1819
John it. Br,i..1853
Turin ei litres.
Alabama 4 March.
Arthur I' Bnjjhy.. 1849
A Loco Koco...18.Fi3
Jell'erson Dav is . . 1 85 1
Henry 8 Foote..l853
Itrnry Johnson.. .1849
8olonion U Downs 1853
Hopkins I, TnmeylSSl
A Whig 1853
John J Critlendtn 1849
J. R. Underwood. 1851
Willinm Allen.... 1849
ThomaM Corwin.. 185 1
F.cl. A. Hiinnegim.1849
Jesse D. Bright.. .1851
Step, A. Dmigluss.1853
MISSOURI ' "
D. R. Atehinson..l849
Tom. H. Benton.. 1851
Ambrose 11 SevierlR4?
Cheslar Ashly.... 1853
Lewis Cuss..,.., 1851
J. D. Westrott jr. 1849
David L. Vuleo.. .1831
Tlmmns J, Rusk..l8.r
A l.oco Fneo 1853
iilily Loco. .
" Ai)tointod liy Governor
lo All vacancy; holit lilt i lie
licit meeting of (lie wegls
Total, 20 Whigs, 31 Locos, and John
P. II ai.b, Independent elected by a Whig
ond Liberty union. Five vacancies to
be filled probably 1 Whig, 2 Locofocos,
beside Iowa. .
John C. Calhoun and his friends are
Locofocos, but not very decided Polk
men. They volo as they see fit, often
with the Whios. ,:.
REPRESENT ATI VE8. .
David Hammonds, .
Asa VV. H. Clapp,
Hiram Belcher, .
Epbruim K. Smart "
James 8. Wiley,
Charles H. l'eunlee, .
James II. Johnson, 1
Nathaniel Boyden, '
D, M. Barringer,'
Aug. H. Shephtrd
Abrutn W. Vonablo,
James J. McKuy .
John R. J. Daniel
Richard S. Donnell,
James A Black,
Richard F. Simpson
Joseph A" Woodward,
A. L). Sims,
Isaac E. Holmes," , .
R. Barnwell Itlietl, '..
ThomaM B. King,
A Herd Iversoii,
John W. Jones, .,
Hugh A. Hurulson;
John L. Lumpkin
Altx, H. SttpheenM,
Robert Toombs, -,
Henry W. Hillard,
Robert C, Winthrop,
Daniel P. King,
JamtM G. Palfrey
Charles Hudson, ,
John Quiucy Adams,
Robert J. Crouton,
Benj; B. Thurston, "
Sampson W. Harris.
Samuel D. Hubbard, .
triinam ai. luge, -George
8. Houston .
W. R. W. Cobb
F. W. Bowdoii,
W. 8. Feutherston,
Patk. W. Tompkint,
Albert G. Brown,
Km ile La Sere
B. G. Thibodeaux
J. M. Harinunsoii,
Isaac K. Morse,
Edward C, Cabell
.Tames J. Fnriin,
Robert C Schenek,
Richard S Canby
Jonathan D. Morris,
J. L. Taylor, . '.
ThomaM O Edward t
John K. Miller.
Samuel F. Vinton.
Thomns Richey, .
William Keunoii, Jr.
Ji.hu D Cummins,
Joteph R GiddingM
Joteph M Root,
John L Robinson,
Caleb B Smith,
William W Wick,
George D Dunn
John A. Rockwell,
1'iuman Smith, ,
Jacob Collamer, ,
George P. Marth
Lucius A. Feck,
Fredrick W- Lord,
Henry C. Murphy,
William B. Muclay,
, Fred. A. Tallmadge,
Duvid S. Jncksoii,
. William Nelson,
Daniel B. St. John
Eliakim Sherrill, .
Peter H. Syhenter,
John I. Slingerland,
8idney Lawrence, '
Hugh White, , t
JoMeph Mullin, ,
0. A. Starkweather,
A unburn Birtlsull,
Harman S. Conger
. William 'J'. Lawrence
John M. Jlotley,
EliaM B. HolmcM,
Robert L. RoseK
Daoid Ram try,
Dudley Marvin. ; -Nathan
JamtM' G. Hampton.
William A. Newell,
John Van Dyke,
Dudley S Ure gory
Lkwis C. Lkvin.
Jjfi4 R. Ingcrsoll,
Cliailes J. liigcrsoll,
J. W. Horn'beck, ,
Duvid Wilmot, '
George N. Eckart,
. Jatper E. Brady, r
J. W. Farrelly,
. Alexander Irvine, .
John W. Houtton,
John G. Chapman,
J. Dixon Roman,
T. Watkiiis Ligou
Robert M. McLiine,
John W. Critfield,
Richnrd K. Mende
Thomas S. Flournoy
Thomas 3. Bncock,
HWtnin L. Goggin,
John M. Bolls,
Thomas II. Bayly,
R. T. I.. Boole.
John S. Poullcton
Win H: Preston.
Andrea S. Fulton,
Robert A. Thompson
William G. Brown
Richard W Thompson
Charles W. Cat heart,
Charles B Stuart,
Kinsley 8 Bingham,
. 1LLIN01L .
Hubert Smith, '
.1 A M'Clernard,
Orlando B Finckliii,
John Weutworlh, -Wm.
Thomas J. Turner,
Shepherd Lettlor, .
Samuel O 1'eyton,
B L Clark,
John B. Thompton,
Green Adamt, r
Charlct S Moorehead,
Richard French, i .
JA P, GianeM,
William M Coeke, '
John H Crosier, .
H, L, W. Hill, . .
George W Jones,
Jnines II Thomas,
Meredith P Gentry,
' Washington Barrow,
Lucian R, Chafe,
Fredrick F Stanton.
William T HaMkill,
James B Bowliu,
James 3 Greene,
Wilhird Y Hall,
John 8 l'holps, v
Robert W Johnson.
David 8 Kaufman,
Delegate (no votej
John II, Tneedy, '
Thomas L. Clingham
Whigs (in Italics) 110. Locos (in Roman) 108
Independents (in small capitals) 4.
Clear Whig hihj4: Loco do in the last House 63
All four of those who we have mark
ed Independents were elected by Whig
votes, against the regular candidates and
determined e (Torts of the adverse' party;
and we think three of them are likely to
voto with the Wings ottener than with
thoir opponents. Mr. Lovin, of Pa. who
is the fourth man, constituos the' sum to
tal of the Native party in both Houses,
and will voto as tho interests of that purty
Should Ihe election of the next
President go to the House, there nro
twelve Whigs three balanced and (inclii
ding the Calhoun men) thirteen Loco-Fo
From the Ohio State Journal.
Terrible Dlsustcr on Luke Itlichi
Cleveland, Nov. 26, 8j A. M.
Editor Ohio State Journal: .
On Sunday morning last about 4 o'clock,
the Propeller Phoenix, bound up the
Lukes, when within seventeen miles of
Sheboygan, Lake Michigan, was discover
ed to be on fire under tho deck. It was
found to be impossible to extinguish the
There wore more than two hundred
passengers on board, Thirty of them
took to the small boats, and were pick
ed up by the steamer Delaware, which
soon hovo in sight, but not in lime to save
those on board the Propeller, who were
burned or drowned! Capt. Sweet was
sick in Ins stato room, but was saved.
One hundred and fifty ofthe passengers
were emigrant Hollanders. Every at
tention was extended to the RiifTerers by
tho Captain and crow ofthe Delaware
The Phoenix was owned by Pease &
Allen of Cleveland, and was insured for
Riley. Wo understand that Riley,
the deserter and traitor, has a cousin hv
inrr in this citv. an Irishman, thoueh per
haps born in this country, (we acknowl
edge the bull,) who spares not in the least
hisinlamous kinsman..- lie says tne do
sorter never was, as has been said, in the
British service; but says he was born near
West Point, N. Y., where many of his
fumily now live. Memphis Eagle,
'-W - il-"1 " .
The accounts from the different parisls
es are all posted up. The result, grati
fying to all good Whigs, is as follows.
1st District Emilo Li Sere, D
2 do BunnoM G. ThibodenuK, W.J
3d do J,u H. Harmansou, D.j
4th do Isaac Morse, D
1 he Delegation i, m,ehnged.
1 he Legislature is as follows: IV'. D. '
. Senate....... ....... ...... 15 17
'I""" ..!.""".'.!"".51 47
, ,' ' 66 ' 64 .'
A Whig majority of two on joint ballot.
Upon the Legislature will devolve the
duty of electing a United States Senator
in pluce of Henry Johnson, whose terrm
expires on the 4th March, 1849. Cin.
Gazette. . :
Death of John M. GnlluRhcr, .
- It is our painful duty to announce the
death of John M. Gai.i.aohkr, Esq.. Ed
itor ofthe Springfield Republic, znd late
Speaker of . ihe House of Representa
tives, ile expired at his residence in
Springfield, on yesterday, at 11 o'clock,
in the enjoyment of reasonable, religious
and holy hope of a blissful immortality
at peace with God and in charity with '
his fellow-men. Mr. Gallacher was a
virtuous and upright man: an intelligent
conscientious Editoij an enligthened and
patriotic citizen; anu an numpie and de
voted Christian. When such a man falls.
the whole community sympathises with
his anncted relatives in the fact that the '
State and the Church, as well as the
family circle, have sustained a common
loss not readily repaired. O. S. Jour.
EF'The PhiladelphiaNorth American,
whig, holds the following language re
specting Mr. Clay's speech:
"At present, our only object is to ob
serve, generally, that the speech is, as our
readers have found it, the speech of a
patriot and statesman, full of a calm and
forbearing moderation to persons aud par J
ties, pregnant with meaning and wisdom,
offering counsels of truthfulness in tones
of solemn earnestness, and breathing
throughout a spirit of devoted love to the
Republic. It will be seen that Mr. Clay
stands by the country, as he always has
done, ond as the great party which he lias
so long led has ' ulways done; 'and that
whatever his and its enemies may say, it
is the settled determination of the Whig
parly and its long recognized leaders to
continue in their accustomed path of duty;
to sustain the country at all times and un
der all circumstances, in peace and in
war; to sustain it as vigorously and devo
tedly as the best of its citizens."
npThe Baltimore Patriot, a Taylor
Whig paper, endorses Mr. Clay's Speech
in every particular and concludes thus:
As then, there is no object to be gained
by continuing tho war, which Mr. Polk or
any body else in authority Will avow
and Mr. Clay has had this fact in bis mind
the only thing for Congress to do, is
to abandon it. We have fought it out.
We have whipped Mexico to the content
of even the most' beligorant.lwe have ta
ken her cities, her forts aud her capital.
There is nothing more for our army to do
no more fields to be won no more glo
ry to be gathered. Let us then leave
Mexico as she is.
CF'The Troy Post, a Taylor Whig pa
per remarks upon Mr. Clay's speech as
follows: His last und giant blow in behalf
of freedom, wheie without equivocation,
and with a total indifference to personal
consequences, he throws the influence of
his mi mo, talents, experience, and well
earned fume into the broach, to stay the
bloody hand of conquest, and arrest the
furthor advancement of human slavery,
stamps him at once, among both friends
and foes, as the greatest man of the age,
tho noblest patriot of the land. . . .
tyriie New York Herald says of Mr.
Clays speech that it is a most astonishing
production certainly on the side of peace
against tho annexation of Mexico, and in
favor of preserving the Union in its pres
ent limits. We consider it, beyond a
doubt, as the most powerful, the most el
oquent, the most pointed, the most ener
getic speech whicl, ever proceeded from
the lips of Mr. Clay. ,
CP Mr. Clay's speech says the Balti
more Sun, (Independent) is a masterly ef
fort, and calculated to add another louf to
the (orator's brow. - The description ef
the character of war, as of human origin,
with the striking comparative reference
to that of pestilence and famine, as the
inflictions of Providential will, constitute
a passage of commanding beauty, and
will sin vive the monumental ofthe speak
er's tomb iu tho admiration of mankind.
Itis sublime, and ihrillingly true..
, fc-TheNew York Courier and En
quirer, speaking of Mr. Clay's speech,
says that the "opinions whiclr are ex
pressed, it cannot be doubted are those to
which sound reflection and long experi
ence in public aflairshuve conducted; and
as such they are entitled to be weighed
and candidly examined by men of all
parties throughout tho country."
We bespeak, says the Philadelphia
Inquirer, (Tuylor Whig.) for Mr. Clay's
speech in detail the most careful perusal
the most enlightened consideration.
Henry Cluy is a great Statesman, a dis
tinguished Patriot, a beloved American;
and his views, calmly prepared and form
ally uttered, and especially upon such
topics as the war, its origin and its ob
jects, are entitled not only to our respect
but to confidence. 1 he style is at once
clear, lucid, and lofty. , . .. ... ,'
GFThe Otsego Republican, a Taylor.
Whig Journal, printed in Cooperstown,
N. Y speaking of Mr. Clay's speech and
resolutions, says: "With Henry Clay for
the Whig candidate for President, and
with the authority of his great name and
tho weight of his character in the scale a
gninst the extension of human bondage,
ihe issuo cannot be doubtful."
Some surprise has been expressed
at the fact that Gen. Scott's despatches
were conveyed to Vera Cruz by a body
of Mexican lancers, in. the service and
nay of the United States. The New Or
leans Bulletin says: "We have no
means of deciding on the necessity or
advantages of this proceeding, but unless
both are very prominent, we should pro-
for to see our army dispensing with the
services of traitors to their own country:
They cannot be depended upon ' in ser
ving new masters." ' ' ' '