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THE REPORTER.
W E N E S A Y A I 1 8 1 8 4 9
Pr*«crtpttoH.
We copy the following telegraphic des
ptfch to the New York Herald for ttoe
benefit of those no-party whig applicants
for ofice in Iowa, whose actions since the
elfdion furnish such a striking contrast to
their hypocritical professions and pledges
in behalf of Old Zack when he was a can
didate before the people. That they will
ultimately get "the Guillotine" to work
with a will, we have never for a moment
doubted. But unless it is done soon, we
my expect to see trouble in the whig wig
Ifrttn.
'/'At for the democratic incumbents of
|J|ce in this State, we may be permitted
faobserve that the main issue made by
the whigs at the pc lis—that between the
ins" and "the outs"—entirely and most
•ignally failed them. Decency, therefore,
if nothing else, would seem to suggest an
adherence to the pledge made by Gen.
Taylor, to be guided by the wishes of a
majority of the people. That majority has
spoken in Iowa, and spoken in terms
atf onger than ever before. We shall see
whether their voice will be heeded. Lest
We should be misunderstood in this mat
ter, as well as in justice to those in whose
behalf we are speaking, we must be per
mitted to observe that the democracy of
this State On ihisaccount expect,nei
ther do democratic incumbents of office
here wish, to be made exceptions to any
general rule of proscription which may be
applied to their brethren of other portions
•fcthe Union.
The following k the despatch referred
tor.
'•The question of proscription was for
mlly considered and aAer a mo.»t interest
ing debate, the question was put, and t!:e
decision was against proscription, by thi
following vote:
For proscription—Mr. Ewingand Mr.
(Gcftlamer.
'Against it—The President, Mr. Mere
dith, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Preston, and
Mr. Johnson.
Mr. Clayton was unavoidably absent
but his views were considered with those
also
be
fttx Hc^sty W.arrea
The appointment of this notorious i(kb
vtdual as Second Aawataot Postmaster
beneral, viewea
complimentary
of the majority. Mr. Meredith made a
courteous, firm, manly, atid determined
stand against the views of the minority i
end the President himself declared "he £|,arac'cr would turn away with disgust,
would stand bv his pledges. Whether The appointment is sueti an unfortunate
by his pledges.
Mr. Ewing or Mr. Collamer will remain
iu the cabinet is to be seen. It is thought
they will not resign. Mr. Fillmore is on
their side, and is a warm advocate fir
prescription but the quest ion lettewsct*
tied."
Corporation.
On
Monday next the qu.iltfied \otfrs
•fthis city will have &n oppoituuity of
voting for, or against a township erg.U'i-
•alien,
and
invested with full power to regulate its ^iat
We have before stated some of the main
retsons why we ivor a corpciation j.t!
this time. Should an absence of these or
tion. In addition to the reasons hereto-
RfcoRD,
•nd
A PRACTJCAL HEATHEN.—
point of view, and
as
The editor of the Worcetler (Mass.)
Palladium, who displays a very accurate
knowledge of the politics of Iowa, thus
winds up a long notice of this notorious
individual:
But who is Mr. Warren, of Iowa
now Second Assistant Postmaster Gene
ral Who is lie
Scarcely a half a dozen years' ago,
there was in the unpretending town of
one that we must believe that it was made
hastily and upon insufficient or mistaken
information."
The Taylorites cannot plead "hasty and
inconsiderate" action in I his matter. Fitz
had served them faithfully two years in
the capacity of whij* missionary to Iowa.
The laborer is worthy of his hire so they
rewarded him. That's the way to tell it.
COSSTTTUTUISAL UEIO..JI
for five Trustees who will ^i:c Ohio Ftttrsman ol the 23d ult. says
l',e
infernal affairs, provided a majoriiy of the people oi that state, for or again-t a
votes cast are in favor of a corporation. I
cri,ls
anc'
Some weeks
,'tUce we alluded lo a charge mr.de in the
"Hawkeye,against the Land officers of this
State, for loaning or advancing funds to
the State officers, 1lo pay the members of
the Legislature and the State Printers,"
"without authority of law. Now every
body knows that such was not the case
and furtlieT, that neither the members nor
the State Printers had received a cent in
cash to give lhe color of probability to this
•grave charge. We called for an explana
tion, yet Old Hawk says not one word in
explanation,thus showing lhat he does not
consider his own charae er worth dci'end
*n« 0» n°5 h« does no such thing but to
•cover his putrid carca-rs -with the mantle
•©f pretended charity, he i-s ever found the
loud mouthed advocate tf every philan
tnropic effort to civilize and christianize
tW Heethen—himself far more dangerous
to community, (through his habitual black
defamation of private character) than the.
veriest heathen itt exiftfr.ce.
2?"The Cofnrnltu (Ohio) Standard,
the or^an of the Free Soil party, has been
(impended for w?it of p§|B(||ii)g}ge.
IS Onto.—
resolution providing for a vote of
new
Ccnstitrtiin, pi'S^d the Senate
a
two-thirds vote, and the House al-
mos^
equally cogent reasons at any time render being compelled to "cave' when they saw
^I tetrogade step necessary, the ger.ral
unanimously—the whig?, who had
?P0ken anI
a
voted against it all the session
certainty that the measure would carry
BOt for the incorporation of towns provides through the united strength of the demo
ettiple and easy facilities for their dissoiu-
the free-oilers.
THE
PBICE
or A
fore spoken of, we deem an appeal to the Sandwich Observer tells of a religious
pride of cur citizens hardly necessary, charitable assemblage, where the kissable
however appropriate such an appeal might ladies present allowed their lips to betas!,
be on this occasion. The obstructions and ed, at the trifling rate of fifty cents a kiss.
iWliscances in our streets ard allies fur- If some of the charitably disposed young
laeh theme far every dsy remark from ladies of Iowa Ciiy should feel disposed
our own citizens. How must they then to follow ihe disinterested cxEtr.ple set
*Jpear to strangers who visit "the Capi- them by their fair sisteis of Sandwich,
tal Ciiy?'' The bountiful hand of Natuje we think they would find the young men
bas thrown around our beautifully »ilu- of our tewn ready and anxious to contri
ted town advantages surpassed by few in
the West, Let u-j, therefore, not be r.ig
£ard in the matter of their improvement.
/A citizens' meeting which met on Si
tafday evening, pursuant to a previcre
call, and without distinction of party, nom
inated the following Trustees. They are
•II good men, and we commend them to
the people: Javcs Hontssow, Tuos-
KISS
Fu
AKSON HART/'HA««#'#. SWA'V
JOHN CRUMMEV.
rrxtr. Thd
bute to any benevolent object which might
bc designated. We know of one who
woula'nt wind taking thc amount of all the
change he might hapjieh to have about
him.
FTU JroiciAi.
DISTRICT.—We
T* ••mscfcoMers—-A
Whitewash.
General viewed in a representative or th« following receipt for making the bril- »cc",,n•,
wl.iu«a»h
are
sorry to hear, by a liiend just returned
from the southern portion of the State
that cur friend, Thomas Baker, democrat
ic Candida to for Judge oflhe Fifth Judicial
district, (created by al.\w of hist session,)
was beaten by Geo. W. McKay.whig. One
of tnose beautiful tools of whiggcry. yclept
an 'independent democratic candidate'(?)
did the business. McKay's mijority 15j
StiTTfield got 133 votes.
Keeu Satire.
The following satirical toast was given
at a rccent whig festival in Toledo, Ohio:
"GEN. TAVI.OR.—Like
Moses of old,
who led the Israelites out of Kgypt, after
much tribulation, he has h»d the great
V\ hig party lo a place of safely, and gave
them a sight of the promised land."
As will be seen, this similitude, when
applied lo the universal whig party" and
their present baulky chief magistrate, can
be considered as applicable only in rever
sion. Moses of old was net permitted to
enter thc land of Canaan, to the border of
which he had led the hosts of the children
of Isreal. The modern political Moses,
however, aAer being conducted fairly in
to live promised land, appear* lo evinoe a
provoking indifference as to whether 4MS
toad-eating followers get anything more
than a bar# "*ighl"of it or not. Poor fel
low». how tlwir hearts mu«t banker after
the Hct& paU n Fgjiptl
a com-j loss of
pliment extended to the people of Iowa, J»ouse at Vashington, WN some
is anything but flattering to the state pride
of its citizens. Political trucksters, we
are aware, and those who are expecting
post office appointments from him for them
selves or their friends, will endeavor so
to whitewash his character as to make it
pas* muster according to the superficial
gague of a political standard but the hon
est portion even of the whig party of Iowa
consider his appointment humiliating in
the extreme.
frame, in town and country, throughout
Brimfield, in'the county of Hampden, in
Massachusetts, a business firm known in o»r readers "freo gratis for nothing."—
the region about as Warren & Sons. The cost of the material can in no case ex-
Things went on largely, until one morn
ii.g the firm of P. Warren & Son«, and
several other persons in the vicinity,woke
up and found themselves bankrupts and
Fitz Henry gone to he turned up
afterwards in Iowa, as Colonel Warren
and now in Washington, as the Hon. Fitz
Henry Warren, Second Post master Gen
eral, by appointment oi President Taylor's
Postmaster General and charged with the
appointment of all oi the sevtntan thousand
postmasters in the country, except the few
whose compensation exceeds a thousand
dollars a year.
"it cannot be possible that Gen. Tr.ylor
had any "knowledge of the individual as
signed to one of the most important places
in the government. It cannot be possible
that Judge Collainer had any knowledge
of the person whom ho has appointed one
of his Assistants, and who is, more thai)
any other, to give a character to his ad
ministration of the PostOHice Department.
If they had such knowledge, the appoint
i ment is an act of theirs which can not be
I looked upon with much complacency by
the high-minded and honorable men of the
I whig party. It would indicate that there
is service to be performed, from which
men of hif'h nol»'ie«!, social, and moral
•rfHiaM I Wreck Hrf*
We olip from the-National Intelligencer We find in the London Chronicle full
riment. We wish to call the attention of on that part of the English coast—the Long! pU!j,ej
the owners of houses, both brick and,S®"ds twenty miles from London. The
•urposes a o\e
fifteen dollars
lheir business was, we believe, that of ceed a very few dollars, while to one p0S-!Dover. It continued favorable weathe
manufacturers of leather, boots, shocs.&c. .V
and the out door transactions were con- ...
ducted by the youngest son, Filz Henry. I
A
PP''cation of the
ibor required in their application is but
A
slack it with boding water, cover it during
the proccess to keep in the steam. Strain
the liquor through a sieve or strainer, and
n
boiled to thin paste
and stirred in boiling hot half a pound ofj
powdered Spanish whiting, and half a
pound of clean clue, which has been pre-|
and hen hanging•
It
small kettle within a large one filled with .,re(0
water Add five gallons of hot water to
the whole mixture stir it well and let itjcvery
stand a few days iroin the dirt. It should be ,jje
put on right ho lor this purpose it can-
be kept in a kettle on a portable furnace.
It is said that one pint ol this mixture will sed
over a square yard upon the outside of a
If a larger quantity than five guilons is
wanted the sr.ine proportions should be
observed.—Bowen's Farmer.
CALIFORNIA
Iook
ed. It answers as well as oil paint lor i ... ....
Lr- i-i i, scarcely had he quitted his post before he
wood, nrick, or stone, and is cheaper. lt!
retains its brilliancy for many years. There
4
A i i i i 7 o e e a e w a w a i e e
quantity. A delecaie tinge ol this is very
pretty for inside walls. Finely pulverised
common clay, well mixeJ with Spanish
brown before it is stirred into thc mixture,
ikes a lilac color. Lamp-black in mod
erate quantities makes a slate color, very
suitable ior lhe outside "i' buildings. Lamp
hh'ck and Spanish-brown mixed together
makes a reddish stone color. Yellow ochre
stirred in makes yellow wash but chrome
gose farther, and makes a color generally
esteemed prettier. In aii cases the dark
ness ot the shade of course is determined
quantity of coloring used. It is ,• ...
purpose of saving ail on beard, tor il, in
FIM-MIMB
lite
by the quantity of coloring used. It is
difficult to make a rule because tastes arei i- i i ,i-'. i,t ,• ,.,| ».n unvui n
very different it would bc best to try
expcriinents on a shingle, and let it dry.j I ""f ^jl^UJlC
are told that green must not be mixed
\V
with lime. The lime destroyes thc color
and the color has an effect on the white
wash, which makes it crack and peel.
When walls have been badly smoke !,
and you wish lo have them a clean while,
it is well to squeeze indigo plentifully
through a bag into the water you use, be
fore it is stirred in the whole mixture.
ri
E.MHOITATIO:R. Up to tliis
date, two hundred and thirty-five teams
have crossed the Iowa at this point, on
NEW HAMI'SIIIRE EI.ECTIOIT.—^Ybe
Congresional deletalion is now changed
by the late election in New Hampshire.—
It stands as follows:—1st District, Amos
Tuck, Free Si il Democrat 2d do., Charles
H. I'easelee, Democrat ,'id do., Gen. Jus
Wilson, Whig -1th do., Harry Ilibbard.
Democrat. Dinsmoor, the Democratic can
didate for Governor, i* chosen by some
thing over 4XWK) majority. Democratic
Senators are chosen in Districts No. 1, 3
•I, (, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12. In the 9th Dis
trict, John Preston, Whig, is chosen. No
choice in the 2d, and in the 5th it is ex
tremely doubtful which of the two candi
dates has succeeded. In the House, as
far as heard from, 243 Representatives
have been chosen, of whom 1 .9 arc Dem
ocrats, and i4 W hies and Free Soifors.—
-1
Lives Laat
t'le v^reck
used unon the Pre- ,9ap
ol
lJ* F]o?-
Wh'tmore,
and the frightlul |roach „f
loss of life thatensued. It is truly a thrilling M„
and
i ii.
heart-rendiiig narrative, and one of the
and heart-rending narrative, and one of the
additional improvements learned by expe- most terrible calamities that ever occurred c0mmandingXer!ioweJ«!VheiVreaUt, and
'unfortunate vessel was owned by E. D.
Hurlburt? of New
Iowa, to this composition. It furnishes' insured for $10,000,)and had been charte
them the ready means, always to be found
{red
at their own doors, not only to beautify, convey emigrants to the Lnited States.
TL.. i r«i _i
adorn and render attractive the place beat
ing towards the individual members of a
familv the sacred and endearing name of stated to have been from 176 to 200. They
"Home," but also of rendering their tene-i comprised young respectable German la
ments more durable and impervious
to
dampness and the sudden changes of
at Antwerp by a German company, to
The London Chronicle says:
The number of emigrants that had come
on board before her weighing anchor, is
borer®, witli their wives and families, and
,, many crudes ol mechanics. Amongst the
nun
-/bebr
on board were rora firty to
the atmosphere by which they may be .Vomen, and between twenty and thirty
surrounded. childerti of different ages. The ship was
We have seen this composition applied worked by a crew of nearly twenty, part
... .i -i of whom were Englishmen, a surgeon be
with success for the purposes above
enumerated, when some
was charged for the receipt alone and Floririian put
can see no earthly reason why it should exceedingly fine, and the wind being fair,
not be, where we give the information to
oi »iiom were c^nuHsi.incii. A Stirucon oi1*
n on
j)oarcj
a
was
vv,lh (a
tritling* was the fall that it became impossible to
,/•, iii** i i i i- iscej the length of the vessel. They tac
I ake a na bushel ol nice unslacked time L„,I" I II .U
ttcnd the emigrants- It
jate on .Tuseday evening when the
eipt alone and Floridian put to sea. The weather was
a}'
'dd
wc
ordinary skill used in the ^P12 o clock, when the wind shifted
he whitewash brush,the la-j
p'easa,lt run through the
nlinnnAI I ilA Inlmn I(ina
channel. The course taken, after clearing
the Flemish banks,(so says the surviving
seamen,)was westward for the Straits of
rou!KlVl,11lh®.,S\,W-\
b,0rt
i»S
br(Jak brol
very hard,
ha'l und snow, and «, heavy
'i Keu slnn and boie to the north-westward
un|il 4 oclyck cn
riearflJ,
win(J Jud sprung
a
K„„
i i* .. ,, sea on. he ship k"pt her course, the
viously dissolved by first soaking it well, i ,t .1 n
«.i Mntention being to in ke tor the
over a .low_ fare, a| jand
Ligh(,
,j
.jle
chie(
some mi ivil to lhe cunrs
Were |hen an( calli
house lj properly applied. the second officer, requested him to takc!fJe,,vered
Urusiies more or less small may be used f.t i
,i ,..i i charge of the watcn w lu!e he went below to
according to the neatness ol thejob requir-J u i n
.„i j, j? I. ,.
into his "Coast Pilot Directory.
1 1
ship struck with terific force, so great,
,i- «•.! i' i ,, .'' •ii (indeed, that her planks and false keel
is nothing ol the kind that will compare' i i •,
i -j i unmeiii.iteiy rushed up along side too truly
wiui it, either for ir.sme or outside walls, i .i' i V i.
n i show mg that she was lost. A sceiic ol hor
Coioring matter in .y L-e put in, anil made ,^„,i i •. i,- i i i-i
°i ,.f
i ror instantly presented itsell ori deck. The
ol any shaoe you 1IKI». I i i
s i i i i e i a n s a s e n e u o n e k i n a n i
Spanish-brown stirred in will make red !,]•*, ,„t ,i i,,i 11 i i
i i uismay, and the sici.t that followed when
or pink more or less deep according to the! "j i, ., ,, ,,
It* a certainty, may be reach y cenceivei !, i .I I
i ,)
3
by tne reader. \V ith n a few momentso .i,.,, n_ t,
i i 1 i i
were
I 'v,\"inch,wler'!ted
c'1
carried out with tne grealt st dispatch,but! -J
a
laVlfK? 2iii on nmrrl. inr ii in! ..
1X.e 1C| ,er,'?!nSj
00,1
fir^boat'broke alhiiU'-e ,r'nntn!'l\r
rush towards Ihe cialt N me twenty or
ihuty poor creatures, men ai'd women,
leaped ftom the quarter deck oi the foun
dering ship into Ihe boat. Thc result
was, tii.it it also instantly capsized, and
the whole party were instantly lost. There
being row no s^ible me ns„of c^pape
lo't i» those on board, the crew took to
the riggitig, to which tl.ey lashed them
sehes, and upwards of one iiundred oi'the
their way to California. The company emigrants, congregated on the quarter
going from this ciiy, have finally fixed up
on Monday,thc SOth of the present month,
as the day of their departure.
deck. Ikre they had not bctn tor more
than an hour beiore thc ship broke in two
amidships. The mainmast fell over the
side with a fearsul crash, and a tremendous
sea carried away the whole ofthe quarter
deck, with the mass of human beings on
il. A frightful shriek filled the air, and
next moment the unfortunate creatures
were.seen struggling in thc d«ep. I)y great
efforts eight or ten were rescued by the
men who had seen red themseivs iu the rig
ging. And, alas I as will be seen, onlv to
meet with a more horrible death. The
moment the ship broke in two, her cargo,j
The same lowns last year chose 223 Rep-j1^® lure part of the vessel, was all that
resentatives, of whoin 120 were Dt-mo-j r,mained ofthe wreck, the whole of the
crals, and 103 Whigs and Free Soilers. niglit. enduring the greatest suffering.—
Patent IVagor,.— Mr. Mart, of Smyrna,
Delaware, has made an improvement in
manufacturing wagons, which will cer
tainly be a great advantage to thc farmer,
inasmuch as it will effcct a great saving in
1 here was no moderation in the violence
ol the weather. The sea kept breaking
over them, and the cold being most intense,
rendered tlieir condition the more painful.
When Thursday morning broke, it w
labor. The bed of the wagen is placed on discovered that six of the poor feliows
nit /t«r A.I —. I I- 1* ll'(] In n..n A. .. i 1. I. A I'l
small rollers, fixed in the frame work on
which it resls, and in front is a fixture for
a lever by which a lad can run the wagon
bed back, and shoot its contents on the
ground- It would seem that tins wagon
can be introduced to great advantage among
those who haul fresh lime or manure on
their farms, as they can irt onee discharge
the load jnst as readily a* they can lhat of
a cart thereby saving, -where the load is
lime, an hour's work or more. Old wag
ons,^! a slight ex-pense, say seme'ten or
fifteen dollars «an be rigged on this plan.
It was exhibited at the New Castle Comity
Cattle Show, and was highly spoken of by
gentlemen who examined it.—Farm
Wf'md Mecknnic.
had died in lhe course of the night. They
had been frozen to death, and their bodies
were dangling in the rigging. All that
day tiie same fearful weather existed, and
not tiie least aid could be rendered
those who still existed, in the rig(
I hey could see vessels passing at
tanoe, but they were tco far off for the
crews to observe their situation.
Thursday night and thc greater portion
of Friday passed away, yet no help came.
Only four now remained, three sailors
and
one passenger the other two were frozen
to death the preceding day and night.—
The sufferings of the surviving poor fel
lows continued frightful in the extreme,
•nd their feelings tnd horror may be rw-
dily imagined, when they found the third!
night setting in, & death likely to overtake!
them, as in the case, of their wretched!
companion* About 7 o'clock, however
i*,, r». mmjiMiivur. niniui i uvim:*, uunticr o n
great was their joy at preceiving the ap-
a
vessel
which
es|V
cre w
0ff
roun(j (hc
York,( where she was
I he
A,
Wednesday morning, &
then al,ered her coUrse WhileiJore
hud c|)a of
,)e
add to it a pick ol clean salt, previously i,„ i i .1 i
i wneii lie went below, the chief mate sue
well dissolved in warm water: three pou-jcee(ii
waldl u 4 o
,c,ook
him iu cha oft(lc
„ext
walch
wwilhe he
»||p ,errifit.a)Iy?
wi
',h
3
greater fall of snow, and a heavy rolling
2-1 Tl 1
ti. i I I .l^
vouth
running under reefed foresail,
asl sl sii) nJ l)iecnccr
Ahho [he %tJn increa!it(J iu r,irvPaimos(
Jl0Iir) no a
,.irm
sa
was mani|t
fetv
0
:slcd
t]ie
wheI| (acc0!
for
unti l|t
.ldirig
0 thc s
of one oflhe Beamen savei
nroved tobe her
MeamieM
K
sixt)
was heir duty to have unpeacned him,
ted i.ie points of the case, and while wait-
mg for thc Presidential advice, was greet-
,Jed by the foHowing reply ofthe General,
Wlth
1
was launched, and it is said capsized direct
ly with two men who were iu it. The
moment the second boat was lowered,the
c-iptdn jnmpet inlo it with Mis. Whit-
^"en'
T:-ii°r
natveUe—'"Oh,
I don't know —anything that's lawful
Judge—anything that's lawful will suit
me 1"
Another Bit of History.
It will doubtless be remembered by our
readers that thc celebrated letter of Gen
eral Taylor lo Gen. Gaines, was furnish
ed to thc N. Y. Express by Dr. Bacon,
now the responsible editor of the N. Y.
Day Book. From certain remarks con-
tamed in that paper ol Tuesday, we infer
4
,"al
the vessel striking, the sea broke inlo her' k i -i i i
I, ii ,i i i as he intimates, to make it lit for publica
hull with much impetuosity, blowing up11jon
the hatchways, and sweeping many ofthe
,ersjto
were drowned in their berths, being unable
to rise from the effect of sea sickness.
Capt. Whit more, pr-eeiving the i'^vi-j
table destruction oi ,e
sh.p,
gave orders .de4ria(cljei.
tJr. h. correitcd una revised itty so as,
publica-
VVe extrr.ct two paragraphs
i i i- .1 i The original letter of General Taylor break up this crust, scrape off the dirt, on
e* o\eroart, w u e o
som(.,
Mr. Clayton's Party.
The head of General Taylor's Cabinet
-Mr. Clayton—is going on very delibe-
ra.le,y
m,nS
belonging to her by direction' of the1
cre
be
a
T»yl°r
thatensued. It is truly a thrilling revenue cutter^ Petrel n,. first suggestion of which, in October last, speech, of Mr. Clayton, of lb47
met wiltl
suc*1
I
9«art»M
the running of the cutter a-!tiv®
as to render
longside extreinly dangerous
siderable difficulty, the poor fellows were
got off and taken on board the revenue
cruiser, when everything was done for
lheir comfori.
of Federalism.
The day before the adjournment of
Congress, Mr. Duncan, (a Federal mem
ber of the House from Kentucky,) from a
select"commitfee, made a report "that the
powers exercised by the President in es
tablishing a tariff of duties at Mexican
ports during the war, and appropriating
the money in a way not designated by the
act of Congress, are not warranted by the
constitution and the laws, and are in dero
gation of both." This report was made
just at the close ofthe President's term of
service, and of course that officer could
have no opportunity of justifying himself
against the charge made. How characte
ristic of the craven spirit of Federalism.
If the members belonging to Mr. Duncan's
party were convinced that the constitution
had been violated by President Polk, it
o1'
,he lh
to the spot- the heavy surf bea-| Clayton's project, howe
jn
5Ilch a mannerln,ay try
Iles
lo the country. That would have been!ferred lo.
the manly course
against
from
W V
Blll,!am°ngtheUhigsnow
re wh l? C,rl ,e o|
AKKCDOTK
or THE
Fore-
PRLSIDINT.—It
is
stated that Judge Mason. Secretary of the
Navy, just before retiring from office,cal
led upon President Taylor with the bill
winch had passed through Congress re-
storing certain officers of the Marines to
lheir places, in order to consult him in re-
ihree Ba|rd questions involved in the
,at,m,nt|construction of the bill The Judge st,-
General Gaines, was much worse writ-[the bottom and top, and find il pure sale-
ten than the worst thing ever printed with .ratu*. Strange as this may seem, it, is
his signature. It afforded conclusive evi- nevertheless true, aud the writer collect
lie wrole his celebrated ed in a short time 75 pounds. A
jodv RiU't have cc rree- tain o: pure rock salt has b^en disc
them before thry were ilfpalched. near thc Mormon settlement.
.• .. Ii any person deny this,Ihe public can mors ha%'e discovir tl a rii ii Knni nunc u1
ulturly insufhicent for lhe
bc f,,niUhe(i ui fx^m,)U.s l,rl|hc oripi.
1
has 50
& i,
.il uncorrected hiigii.-h oi U\c letter,cum-! cm! of the journey lo the u\t Lal%€
pared with llie version or paraphrase given! say 200 mslcs, is attended with little fu-
by thc editors of the Day Book, which *igue. Nearly all the way thc reads are
P'0"1!'11)' claimed
a s
Ji Sad i'iory. We have chanced, savs jIIierol,s
the Memphis E. g!e, upon one of those
more,(Jus wile.) This lead to a desperate! ^tu^r and melancholy episodes in i0 be «!i iven along for their milk, and for beef
i mociinu i.i.. .i, ....i ... i— inter- necessary.— iNilcs Kepublican.
mcslice life, which are no! the less inter
e-tuig from the fact lhat they seldom be
come public though so frequently occur
ing.
Of two brothers (English) of this city,
fine looking :nd powerfully built men, oiic
died suddenly on Frid.sy. 1 le was buried.
A fri
camp
{)tlmP'a"(i
?et *ome
.te£
U b:
to what ext^ntft^^nos^hl f4"^
beir iLir^ lT homo? Th® r!
cf a "life CD tfio- onen nlainf^
the two brothers dead wno.but a few days! n i
,-ii ,• i ,. Keform Convention, and opposed with
since were fill! ol lusty life, breatbin-' as i i -r. n
,1™,,!,. i .....ii e I great zeal and auiltly all attempts to modi
flceplv an walking as firm yas any ot the' V- .1 t»
ih„, u..T.._ i.« -.i. .i.?
thousands now living beneath the ever
going sun.—There is more in this little
histoiy of domestice affliction, than in the
labored sermons of learned and eloquent
divines.
A subsequent number ofthe Eagle
stales
that the wife ofthe brother who died last,
nc"Ja
mostly merchandize, floated o: and inter-! f"
mingled w:th the drowniugsiiiferers. For
some time, men women, and children
were seen floating about on the pa« kages
ere night had set in, however, all hud
disappeared, and it is sadly lo be feared
lhat not one escaped. The then surviv
ors, about twelve in number, continued in
the rigging ofthe foremast, which, will
fy
went out & watched over bis grave all the Gazette,
next day, she too, was dead. It is a sin
and melancholy episode in life's
history.'•
nend, who has seen some service injpressive truth. We give the following as a
life, oilers to these afflicted with the'specimen:
prevaling epidemic, the following pre-j .Resolved, That we ean review lhe Ad
scriptu n .. minitralion of James K. Polk, Geo. M.
oleep three nights in your wood: Dallas, and the National Cabinet with feel
with"1!! L'int' with foreign powers, thereby a^p.'iringlbr
With -II kudu Of lead save dog meat.- our counlry privileges denied toolhe?na
nations -Questions dangerous (run their
and explosive nature have been
Ex clutiige.
A contemporary who has seen the ele- warlik
phant, adds the following Stnud guard amicable arranged—the ide-a of ^Nation^'l
three hours ol the night over the kitchen] Bank has received its quietus —the Inde
neu anil
onu
cow, W
to-
to out his original plan ol for- mg the letter ol Air. vlay of 1846-
°PP«
lo
concea' iya
ar
a"(1
etnly dangerous. After con-
ers
of.
Republican party'- the letter of Mr. Meredith, of 1848—and rt«
deadly opposition from all favor of the principles, and the two latter
W^liK^ir W quarters of the then opposition forces, in favor of the restoration of the Tariff0f
ever his friends 1842, it may be useful to look at the ]»if
uPon
1
lhe
Parly
in the
^P'1111*
and
,. ofthe machinery of intrigue and the eager-jrine of a nation whose ships are now in
rr «uti«5 tow. if all the oil,
er Whi, party now in General TayJw
ume.fr 5
of ambition, Gen. Taylor is neither! every sea under Heaven, and whose J.
he h.cts might have been presenter.heard nor seen—neither consulted norre-ilors and ship-builders are without *upe-
There is. it is (riip a riors in th« world!
-|»top. of Mr. Clajlon will be as nckle»!binet, woull .but out from the ^rieulUi.
*L--- ralists the prospect that is before them,and
steps of Mr. Clayton will be
and as ambitious as those he has already
taken. And so arc we —Pennsylvanian.
The Muruioii 11'iaple.
By a letter received from our brother,
P. \V. Cook, who was one that left Coun
cil Bluff lastSpring for the Salt Lake,dated
Aug. 2d, written while encamped on the
Sweet water River rt ihe South Tass, (in
sight-of Fremont's Peuk,) we gather some
information which may not be unintrestinp
to our readers. The new Mormon Temple
at tile S ilt lake is to be a splendid building.
I hey enclose a lot 17 mi'cs long and 12
miles wide, with a mud wssll 8 feet high
and 4 leet thick. Ther.c are to be four
cities inside. They have discovered moun
tain rock that resembles Cornelian stone,
which writer says is be u i.' il tnnples
and pillars, lhe size ol the temple is net
sluteci, but its highest point is '. be (5( 0
leet, .i.d cun be seen eighty miles either
way. The party that weiit out last sea
son lost many oi their oxen—having died
with what they ca'.led the "swell head."'
Many ofthe streams which they crossed
were so strongly impregnated with alkali
that they dare not let their caltlc diii.k.
On the shores of many of the hikes .ijjcrusl
is armed an inch and a half thick. '1 hty
i gold mine 150
miles sonlwest from the Salt Lake. Th
as good as on any prairie in Michigan—
his own production." I he writer was In ing on the meat of bears.
_____ ar.telopt 8, and buffdloes animals very nt.-
0,1
^le roule. He reoemmends
m»le {ci:ms
instead of oxn,and that cows
Mn. MEREDITH
AND THE
"^"while to shoot pendent Treasury System has convinced
rlered to Stake your the world of ilsLcelleTee-.tSty Tas
i i„p._
j1, rope, near a ditch, il measurably been obtained f,Tthe hi»hcrt..
until released, in its toils Endeavor, injcitizens and government had sustained for
a daenclung ra«i,(o ikc a fire out of green years from Mexico have been redressed
,ch,r*
VETO.—It
3cr
Strwai Facts for Farners—fh
Rritislt C«ra Laws,
While the Whig papers are republish--
w
B|i
ac"|act of Great Britain, by which she'abol.
accredited Whigs—the lead-|ished the duty on her corn-laws, no doubt
in,lef
lo
|!ial
m.ea,s!ire
0,
the cities, and the lieutenants of the party'ral policy of this country as asserted itf
in the country. Take Pennsylvania for.the Taritfof 1846. A glance will show hoife
instance, and it will be seen how steadily far our country is interested in preserving
this purpose has been adhered to. JVo/jthat Tariff, and how vastly the farmm
an achvt Whig has ytt been noticed. From will continue to be benefited by adhering
Vlr. Meredith down to Mr. Penrose, not to its wise and equitable provisions. VV»
one of the new appointments has been in ask the farmers to look at the facts.
lull communion with the Whig parly. In On tne 1st of February, 1849, thcCom
New York, indications point precisely the Laws which had plundered the toiling
siime way. Mr. Fuller, of the Mirror, a millions of Great Britain for more than a
free-trader, who bccomes highly indignant,century, were literally repealed. The
when called a Whig, and Mr. Leroy, a trade in bread-stuffs, by the operation of
rnonied relation of Mr. Webster, are theilhe English act of 1845, is virtually tree
only ones that have yet been noticed by i the fixed tax of one shilling per quarter
the administration. In Virginia, Mr. or two and a half cents per bushel, being
Clayton hopes to build up his party by re-j merely nominal. The state of things now
appointing Democrats, in Louisiana byi existing, is that the duty on Cotton i»
making appointments promiscuously. In abolished, reduced upon rice, and wholly
Ohio by courting and buying the free soil- abolished on corn and all kinds of gr
ers while we have seen in Alabama, (injlhe duty on provisions is also greatly
the appointment of Jiuige Gayle,) by the [modified. We have noticed Mr. LaU.u.
selection oi'the most ultra nullification dis-'chcre's recent proposal to amend the Brit
unionists. All seem to bend in this direc-j ish Navigation Laws so as to open still
lion—all that can be are suborned to pay wider the door for the inlroduclion of our
tribute to this purpose —and in the midst breadstuff^, and to aid the commercial tr.a-
stlce
by the lib«.
deprive the people of an opportunity to
realize a commercial superiority never
equalled in the history of" man Pmn
sylvanian.
Tl»« llonir DepartUfenl.
A good deal of curiosity is manifested to
know the character of the Ikme Deport
ment recently created by Congress. Tiie
lolhwii details are therefore interesting:
It is to have a Secretary and a CI id'
Clerk, the fcrmer at a salary of $6,0C0.
and lhe latter at a sak.vy oi S2.CC0 and
all its other officers are to be taken from
thc other Departments along w ith the Bu
reaus which arc to be transferred from
them lo the Home Department. Tl ersw
Department t^kes frim the State Dtjait
went, the superintendence and contrtl n"
the Patent Oflicc and Census—frrm thc
Treasury Department, the ccntrxil of the
Land OiHce. the Coast Survey, and. I be
lieve, the Light
HOIHP
is
confidently asserted (ssys ll:c Pennsylva
ni.m) thsl Mr. Meredith voted for Shnnk
twicc for Gcvernor,and the following In
the Cent rc (Pa.) Democrat, would seem
1
*«•'*—«™,. whld. cur
a war
d«no»»ced
ce nfie shooting, eight hundred yards, off, lion of the people has been chsld fn a
hand, at a scared rabbit. Be very dis-jblaze of glory—our arms have giined a
W°rld
to
c^eon
bear your ill humor. These little pre- eliine, and our motto that we will submit
liimnaries will be found of infinite
service to nothing thai w
to those who purpose testing the deliehU Lr fw u"
e
ael,8hU
i
And yet in order lo
our
by
rei
is intJigr.atii turprise.\of the laboring poo/, lhe lenders of the
Bureau—frrm the
ar Dejii.rtinent, tiie Naval Pension Bu
itau—and from the Executive, the con
trol cf lhe Penitentiary and thc Ccirm's
*icner of Tublic Buildings. That is, the
he.-.ds of these several Rurentis are lo re
port tothe Secretary of the Home Depart
ment, (instead cf reporting, as heretc/op,
to the above named heads of departments,
rtspeclively,) end to the Executive.—
Pennsylvanian.
Li oi RDEMAta.—Some time ago a prr
covered fessi of legerdemain per'orired lefi re n
The or
uuhcr.ce in au EnglMi tilh.pe. whirl: wr
principdly comj osed of colliers. Aftir
'as!o iishing the natives' with varidii
trcls metamorphosing wine into water,
he asked (he loan of a half penny from any
of his admirers. A collier with a iittlo
e-itatien, handed out the coin which tiie
jnggler speedily- exhibited,as he said trans
formed into a puinea. "An' is tint ray
awl cc?'' exclaimed he collier. "Ir
doul tedly," answered the jueeler. "Lei'f
see it,' said the collier and turnirp it
round and round in examination with in
eostacy of delight, thanked the jncplfr
INMA.—Another
V
or weaken in i-ny »vay tne Veto Power.
Of course he will not ru'Su/Me to advise
Gen. Tiiylor to use it, should the saiety
of our institutions render il necessary.*'
It thus appears to be a general prevail- tiJif'®" °n the ..Oth instant,
ir.g opinion that thc Whigery of the new
Secretary of lhe Treasury does itOt lie
n
iEr*At a Democrat meting in Bedford.
Pennsylvania, were reported a series of
powerful resolutions, couched in ner\%u»
]rL,lfi elegant language, and strong withim-
rrr
s kini.nes.*, and putlirg it in hi.- pcckit
said, '1'se warrant ye'll not turr.'t irno &
baxvbee again.'
murdirr.ns
Bet gal cavalry reeiment and the retreat oi
the Ihitish corps of dragoons.
The news from India is of the moft '.!»•
astrcus character. Lord Gcuah has been
superceded by Sir Charles Napier, who
was to have proceeded to the scene ol ho*'
Jn UnnnCVn i-'ty Brought lo Light—
The Courier des £,
ile
»'3
stal
'I53'an
ancient city has been acCi.'*'1^? discov
ered in Asia Minor, situated o.') 'f'
tiers of (he old kingdoms of Pontus, .,"*
padoeia, and Galhitia. Seven tcirp'r* -"-'I
about two hundred houses have been fonnt
idthough in a partially ruined conditio11
Dr. Bruner, who has visited lh .se strae
tures, has not, as yet, been able to find
any inscription or bas-rei'.ef, that could
furnish the least trace to the nair.e or h"
of
eiler
billet-dei.ux, and jo ned the g. e^t setae*
But lovers now have ceased to vow, f|0
way they now contrive to poison, drown
or hang themselves—because 1 !f'7.
five. Gnce,if the night WJs ?'er0 S-j
I ne'er abroad could roam,witi:o,
bliss, the honor, Miss, of seeing Ji
l.ome.,' But now I go, through rain an
snow—fatigued and scarce alive—li»r°ug'
all thc dark, without a spark-because
I'm thirty-five.
A
and opposed by a nor-
.wide renown-our national eseut-
is saluted with rapture in every
ceiv
CLEVER BOY.—A
th^
»™pre. »of law, and will be acknowledged Ned Bawson, throwed (he
OJ we cd n» open ptow. accordingly by «U nstiont. .veil, and Holt Hinckley', gimlet/'
farmer's wife,
speaking of the smartness, aptness,
intelligence of her son, a lad six years old
to a la y acquaintance, said. 'He rear's u*
enlly in every part ofthe Bible,
repeals tit
whole catechism,and weeds onions as we
as his father." "Yes, mother,'' sddid
young hopeful, "and yesterdty
1 e
young hopeful, "and ytsterrihy 1

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