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INDIANA STATE SENTINEL,
WILLIAM J. BROWN, Editor. rNDI AN A PO LIS: SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 5, 1851. DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS. FOR CONGRESS, THOMAS A. HENDRICKS, of Shelby bounty. FOB PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, DAVID S. GOODING, of Hancock County Marion County. FOR REPRESENTATIVES, HENRY BRADY, of Warren township ISAAC SMITU of Centre township. FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, 2d Dist POWELL HOWLAND. of Centre township 3d" Ditt. HENRY P. TODD, of Perry Township FOR ASSESSOR, JACOB ROBERTS, of Washington township FOR CORONER, 8 A PERRY, of Centre township. The Penknife Story. A this seems to be the main issue, with the whigs, in the political contest, so far as Indiana is concerned, we desire to correc t an error into which we fell as to the amount of stationery fund allowed each member. We referred to the laws of 1342, not recollecting, at the time, that the amount was increased, at the suggestion of the Committee of Ways and means, in the last Con gress. It was a small matter compared with the mil lions voted away in exrravagant expenditures to beautify the city of Washington, and to pamper an overg:owr and useless army, navy, and diplomatic corps; and we paid but little attention to the amount, recollecting verj well that when we settled our account, we found thai we had overdrawn about four dollars, which we paid out of our private funds. So much for the stationery anil penknife story. There was not a single whig who was so conscientious as to refuse his portion, and we nevei knew but a sinslc member of the Indiana Legislature who refused to usa the public stationery during the ses ion and he wis a democrat. Since this question oi extravagance, in the expenditure of the public moneys i to ho agitated, we will give one or two instances ol 0 " whig economy, and also whig extravagance. At the extra session of 1S41, the whigs organized s committee on retrenchment. This committee visited the Custom Houses in Philadelphia and New York, ea fine dinners and drank good wine, at the expense o' Uncie Sam, and after a long sitting, they made t report, reducing the pay of the orphan boys who aetei! as pages aliout the capital, reducing their number, an limiting the amount of stationery, saying nothing aboui their own pay or milage ; and finally requiring Jemm Maher, the public gardener, instead of feeding the gras he cut from the public grounds to his cow, to advertise and sell it at public auction. This, Jemmy, as an hon est man, faithfully carried out, and the result was thai the advertisment cost the government four dollars anr" the hav sold for t!i -ee dollars and forty cents. So mucL for whig economy and whig retrenchment. During the administration of Mr. Polk, there was lest money drawn from the treasury for the contingent ex penses of the departments than bad been during an previous administration for many years. Mr. Polk wa.- m w m a man of plain and simple manners, always advocating strict economy in the public expenditures, and private! living in a plain and simple style. When Gen. Taylo came into office and installed a new whig cabinet, there was a complete renovation of the public offices. Th plain furniture was taken out and replaced with eostlj and extravagant articles. Mr. Buchanan, of the Stat Department, was a bachelor, and always lived in a style becoming his position as a wealthy gentleman o the Pennsylvania school. His room in the State Depart ment was handsomely furnished much better than an; of the cabinet ministers. When John M. Clayton, th whig Secretary, took his place, he removed this furniture and added the following'articles, which we copy from the annual report of the contingent expenses of the State Department. The room is small, say twenty fee square, with a small consultation loom, perhaps half a large. After copying the bill we have nothing to sa about extravagance. The articles speak for themselves 1 mahogany chair, $14 0 3 drapery cords and tassels, 10 5 6 curtain loops 12 (X 3 pieces of muslin curtains (inside), 19 5 30 yards satin laic (curtains), 75 0 431 yards of gimp 22 2. 5! yards of Aixminster carpeting, J53 7t Fluted silk, or book case and centre piece. ... 15 0 Repairing and restuffing secretary's chair,. ... 18 0( 1 hearth rug, 1 doz. damask towels, 1 brash, 1 comb, ' Soap and blacking 1 ewer and basin, 1 CHAMBER 12 Oi 7 5( 1 2 1 0 1 0( 3 0( 1 (X $366 7 During the fiscal year ending June 30, 1850, Mr Clayton paid out of the contingent fund of the State De part ment, for hack hire, the enormous snra of one hun dred and sixty-four dollars, as will be shown by the ar r?ual report of that officer. The old gentleman, like a high livers, became afflicted with the srout, and as he drank a great deal of brandy and gin, it was often diffi cult for him to walk, so on such occasions he called hack, and charged the amount to the contingent fund thus saving this item from six thousand dollars a yea This is not all: the whigs now propose to purchase and fit up, at the expense of the government, splendid and elegant mansions for the residence of the cabinet ministers. Such edifices are now being construccd a the private expense of that wealthy banker, Mr. Corco ran, who we are told intends offering them to the gov ernment at the cost of construction. This plan, the Republic, the organ of the administration, recommend very highly, stating that six thousand dollars a year not a sufficient salary unless residences are famished bv the government, and we predict that every whig mem bar in the next Congress will be fonnd voting for tbe purchase of these houses, and all the whig influence about Washington will lie exerted to secure an object so desirable. The city of Washington is a whig city, and -1 Ml l T . 1 - . . . .. mi-mmy win ue. n is ineir interest to see me Whigs inJ power. A whig administration and a whig Congress is always worth to the city a half a million annually in thn way of appropriations for splendid improvements. Tne population, from the shoe black to the city mayor, regard tbe whigs as the liberal party, whilst they de nounce the democrats as mean and stingy. For this article we expect a great deal of abuse from whigs. We admit that it is a little Ogleish, but is nevertheless true. We always prepare the documents for och attacks; bnt in this case they might have slum bered among the dnsty rubbish in out closet, if the whigs had not made it necessary by their mean assaults about penknives, fee., to draw them out. We have a great mast of this kind of statistics on hand, and whenever oar opponents desire to make the issue we are ready. " Fiht the devtl with fire," is an old maxim, and on that maxim we mean to act. SxNtiBLK The free soilers in Howard county have nominated a full ticket, and resolved to support Huff for .. -.. Congiess. All riebt 17 Rbxtk Hawxibs and Thomas Asxbbks ftnaa all at this office an4 get their Land Warrants The Freedom of the Press The Madison Courier and its free soil and Whig sym pathisers talk about Senator Bright attacking the free dom of the Press. The Statesman says: In this view of the matter the entire press of the State nan is interested in this controversy. If the Press tamely ' . .. , . submit to tbihgh-handed and dictatorial movement to Our democracy .. nat,onal-not sectional. We are prostrate the Courier, may not the time come when therefore as much interested in the success of the Dem ome political aspirant Lacked by wealth and influence ocracv in the '' Burnt District,1'' as in any other part ol will hold the 'same poisoned chalice to our lips? and where , g , Distnct we have hundreds of sub then is this boasted freedom of the Press of speech, and . , of opinion? j scribers who read our paper every week. Those who Now this high-handed and dictatorial movement, which 1 likely to destroy the boasted freedom of the press, was j h wifh,lrwl nf tntr..rn suhseribers from the p i Courier, because they regarded it as an unsound paper. nd as Democrats, they were unwilling to sustain it. No one who reads the Daily Courier, filled with long, bit ter, and abusive articles against Mr. Bright and all his Wends, can. for a moment, doubt the perfect freedom of he Press in Madison. We imagine that most right mind- d men will think it a little licentious, but that it is free here can be no doubt . But cannot Senator Bright with- Iraw his support from a paper published at his door. vhose editor is his personal and political enemy, whose olumns are daily filled with vituperation and abase of limself and his friends, without attacking the freedom of he Press? It is perfectly absurd. What did Gen. Jackson do. when Duff' Green failed to pport his administration? He sent to Kentucky for his riend, Francis P. Blair, and the Globe was commenced. fhis, according to the modem definition, was assailing he freedom of the Press. Duff Green still continued to iiiblish his Telegraph and continued to abuse Gen. Jack- t n WW I . 1 -.on. ine rress was iree, out oia nicsory wun ins iron a ill withheld his support and the Government patronage, ind the Telegraph was discontinued. This is a much tronger case than the one which now excites the sym lathies of the free soil and Whig press in and out of the state. Mr. Bright has done nothing wrong. He has nerely attempted to silence a battery which was daily jouring into him and his friends an urreserved fire. Was ie bound not only to receive the shot but to furnish the im munition? We think not. Service Afloat and Ashore: By Lieut. Senames, U. S. N-, late r lag Lieutenant to the Squadron, and Aid de Camp to General Woith in the battles of lhe Val ley of Mexico. Cincinnati, Wm . H. Moore St Co., Publishers. There is no one point in connection with the history of ur Government, for the last ten years, about which there las been so much confusion of ideas and contrariety of pinicus, as the perplexing questions of the Texan boun lary and the Mexican war ; there is still a good d?al of hick-headed ness about it, and there are hundreds nf peo ile to this day in the country, who persist in laying the vhole blame in phe matter upon our own Government, r rather upon the shoulders of Mr Polk. Lieutenant semmes here tells the whole story Irom first to last, and o any one who sincerely wishes to obtain a clear and ilain statement of the truth, these pages will be of great -ervice. The author, in addition, gives us some new deas about the people as he found them in their homes. Irawing some very pleasant pictures of their indoors life, i volume of novel and enticing matter, of which we have been hitherto quite ignorant. But the portion of the work which will perhaps at 'ract the most attention, are the chapters in reference to he campaign in the Valley of Mexico, in which were ought those illustrious battles which have justly excited 'he admiration of the first Captains of the age; those !attles in which Worth, that model warrior, cut off in the midst of his days, and in the full blow of his renown, carved out a name with his good sword that will hereaf ter rank with that of a Massena or a Soulte. The book is ißsued in a very neat and substantial style, ind contains a map of the battles and several very well executed lithographs by Cincinnati artists. For sale at S. Merrill's, No I, Temperance Hall CIn our article on milage, we said that we made no charge against Mr. Julian that were not almost equally applicable to other members of Congress. The public treasury has, for long years, been robbed by cir cuitous and constructive milage; and the people were ,'enerally ignorant of this matter until Horace Greely nade an expose of it to the county. The present law n milage was passed in 1816, when the mode of trav eling was far different, and more expensive than now. The law needs amendment, and we trust that the people vill see that this is done. Wayne County Whig. The Whigs of the fourth District are evidently anxious to dodge the issue of free soilism, and make the content turn on the point whether Julian and Democratic nembers of Congress have not robbed the Treasury by aking unlawful milage. This is an exceedingly small ,ioint. But as it is to be the controlling question be tween Parker and Julian not made so, we are assured. y Mr. Parker, but by his friends, we desire to ask a uestion or two. How much milage did Caleb B. Smith ind James Rariden receive? How much did Oliver H. smith receive? How much did David Wallace receive? If we are to be charged with robbing the Treasury i w , , , waui ui miuw uuw siauus me mailer wun some oi jonflB Stitt's friends. The Whig Convention. The Whig Convention which assembled in this city in Thursday last was a fizzle. Marion, Hamilton, Mad son, Hancock, Shelby, and Johnson counties, were epresented. The Convention, we understand, from me who knows, was got up for the purpose of ruling ff Thomas D. Walpole, who it was thought would be n independent candidate. When the Convention as sembled, Tom had his friends on the ground and would ave received the nomination. Seeing this, the wire workers prudently resolved to make no nomination and ldjourned without day. This morning we received a request from Hancock county to announce the name of Col. William P. Rash of that county, as a candidate for Congress. After all the figuring und dodging, we pre sume the Col. has been selected as the victim. He is a very clever gentleman, of considerable personal populari ty where he is known, and will perhaps make as good a race as any one who could be brought forward at this late date. He will unite the Whig vote. Marion County Agricultural Meeting. At a public meeting held at the Court house in Indi anapolis, on Thursday, July 3d, 1851, for the purpose of organizing a County Agricultural Society, E. N. Shi mer, Esq., waf called to the chair, and J. B. Dillon appointed Secretary. On motion of Governor Wright, if was Resolved, That a committee, to consist of one from each township, be appointed to prepare a Constitution tnd By-Laws for the Marion Cocnty Aoxicultcral Societv, and to report the same to a meeting to be held at this place on the second Saturday in August next. Whereupon the following committee was appointed by the chair. Centre township Joseph A. Wright, Washington township Daniel R. Smith. Lawrence township Samuel Cory, Warren township Henry Brady, Franklin township Jacob Spring, Perry township Levi L. Todd, Decatur townships Demas L. McFarlnnd, Wayne township James Johnson, Pike townshipGeorge Hollingsworth. On motion, the nmes of Nicholas McCarty, Calvin Fletcher, and E. N. Sbimer, were added to the com mit toe. On motion. Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be published in the several newspapers of Indianapolis. The meeting then adjourned to meet again on the sec ond Saturday of August next. E. N. SIIIMER, Chairman J. B. Dillon, Secretary. Mob " Manufacturing Distress. ' The Detroit j Tribane hM tbe Allowing gratifying item: Dle w, Ji n ,n 'n'" "V- who Snt for a Rhode Island house, has already sent over f 100.000 in i cash to his apent, in the interior of the State, to make ii ! porch The amount purchased and contracted for I'l li nriwr a Uli r (Un- 1 . L. An 1 1 - r - - cern alone MONDAY EVENING, JULY T, 851. fj7" Our friend Brown is still barpiug on the Fourth I District- He gives himself a great deal of unnecessary trnnlilA nhoilf tlie dftmnr-rats in this Distiict. Jrlferai)- are opposed to amalgamating with the lree-soilers take the Sentinel in preference to the Jeffersonian. Now. friend Llder. be liberal and let us tam to our menus in our own way. To those democrats who intend to step on to the Buffalo platform, we have nothing to sty. We leave them to read the Jeffersonian and the True Demo crat Now this is fair and liberal. Ohio. The Whig Convention which met at Columbus on the 3d inst. nominated the following candidates: Samuel F. Vinton of Gallia, for Governor; Eckley of Carroll, for Lieut. Governor; Earl Bill of Erie, for Secretary ol State; John Woods of Butler, lor And tor; A. S. Bliss for Treasurer; Henry Stansbury for Attorney General ; and Sherlock Andrews of Cuyahoga, Peter Collins ol Montgomery, Bclamy Storer of Cincinnati, D. C. Con verse of Muskingum, and H. V. Way of Defiance, for Judges of the Supreme Court. A series of resolutions sustaining the old whig doctrines, refusing any endorse ment of the compromise measures, and nominating Gen. Scott were adopted. Further particulars to-morrow. The names however, indicate a triumph of Tom Ewing over Tom Corwin and the administration. Brag. This is the game on which the whigs have staked their all in several congressional districts in this State. By this game, we are to infer from the following, which we clip from the Delphi Journal, the whigs are deter mined to defeat Dr, Fiteli. They are always successful until the elections are over: A gentleman who has just returned from White coun ty and other portions of .he 0th district, informs us that Colfax will le elected over Fitch by some six or eight hundred majority. He says Fitch i the very picture ol despair almost ready to give up the race. The free soilers of the district say the Dr. fooled them once but that he can't do it again. Effects of the Compromise. The National Era, at Washington, mourns over the fate of certain Free Soil journals that have died of the Compromise. It snvs, in a late nmrnSer: The Indiana True Democrat, the onlv Free-Soil news paper in Indiana, is about to be discontinued for want ol support. The Peninsslar Freeman, the Free-Soil organ in Michigan, has ceased to come to our office, and, we presume, is also discontinued. Mr. McClelland, for several vears the worthy associate of Mr. Eastman, in the conJnct of the Hörern Citizen, published at Chica go, is obliged, we see with regret, to retire from that paper, on account of its limited resources. The Democrat is to be continued as the organ of Geo. W. Julian until after the August election. Gov. Johuson's .Nomination. The friends of President Fillmore and Mr. Webster, are by no means pleased with the nomination of Gov. Johnston for re-election in Pennsylvania. The'New York Express concludes a long article, in which it animad verts with much severity on Gov. Johnston's speech, as follows: " The reader will see from these remarks that wo think Gov. Johnston has made a speech in the lace and eve ol what the Whig Convention resolved upon at Lancaster. both as to their principles and the candidate whom thev have named lor the Presidency. and se thinking, we have felt it a dutv to say so. His speech, if correctly reported, will damage the Whig cause everywhere out of Pennsylvania, if not in that State; and it will compel Gen. Scott, before a National Convention can ever be got up to make a nomination, to separate himself wholly Irom the sentiments utle.ed by the Governor in connec tion with his nomination for the Presidency. This is to le regretted, but the conspicuous position of Gov. John ston will make it indipensatle anil necessary. John G. Davis Is the Democratic candidate for Congress in the Terre Haute District, Messrs. Dodge and Nate having with drawn. The contest will now lie between Davis and McGaughey. Mr. Davis is a thorojgh business man, of practical good sense, industrious habits, and popular manners. Our friends are in high hopes of his success, and the McGaughey Whigs are evidently alarmed. The District is Whig, but from the manner in which it is alledged that Mac got the nomination, hundreds or Whigs will vote lor Davis, and hundreds will refuse to vote altogether. New Paper. We have just received the first number of tbe Con nersville Democrat, by E. M Vance and Charles Dailey. As its aame indicates, its politics is democratic. Tbe paper is very neatly printed. Tbe editorials evince weftalent which if nronerlv cultivated will make the T)Pm- J . ' ' ' . ocratoneof the most able and efficient papers in the State. We hope the democrats will patronize it ought to have a large subscription list. " Extbemes Meet." Bill Brown and Henry C. Wright, the disnnionist, have struck hands in denuncia tion of free soilers. True Democrat. Yes, and Julian and Vaile struck hands with Henrv C. Wright at the abolition meeting in Centreville last October, when Vaile figured in the resolutions, and Julian and Wright made speeches in opposition to the compro mise measures, and on the horror- of slavery genera II v and the fugitive slave law in particular. Pobteb County. William M. Harrison Democrat, is the candidate for Representative in this county. Mr. Harrison was a memlier of the last General Assembiv. He is a gentleman Of respectable talents, and from his syong common sense, iudnstry and energy, makes ar. excellent member. He is just such a gentleman as we need in the next Legislature which is to be a most im portant session. His experience of one year will be ol great advantage to him. We trnst he may be elected. The way it works. Julian's free soil organ, for the purpose of securing the entire democratic vote of that district, is verv severe on Hon. Jesse D. Bright, denouncing him as a slave holder and a northern dough face. Belore democrats are allowed to vote for Julian they must denounce Jesse D. Bright. Vincennes Insurance Company. We have seen it stated that this institution has proved to be a swindling concern, and that it has totally failed. There was something suspicious about its first organiza tion. Tbe directors are gentlemen of character and standing, and they owe it to themselves to make a full exhibit of the condition and operations of the company. Hon. Lucius B. Peck declines the nomination for Governor in Vermont, tendered him by the free soil convention. He assigns as a reason for his determina tion not to be a candidate, that he cannot endorse the resolution adopted by the convention, declaring the fugitive slave law unconstitutional. Thankfcx roa Small Favors. The New York Express thinks the whigs of New Yorlv may at least patch np a platform as favorable to the administration as Pennsylvania has done. CCWhy does not the Journal publish the proceedings of the Whig Convention? Not a word in favor of Col. Rush the whig candidate for Congress What does it mean? Why don't it say something? There is no fun in these one-sided elections. A Good Sign. The whig and free-soil papers are abusing Jesse D. Bright and praising Gerber. This looks well, and au gurs a onion of the true National Democracy of Indiana. "The Sub-Treasury is Safe." 'Thos. Bui ler King, the Collecter of the port, was absent from the city, (up at tie mines,) at the time of the fire. " The Custom House " building was entirely iiovpiI with mnnv vmIiimIiIa nmvr1;. The "Sub- Treasury" is safe, and is daily guarded by an armed j force of U. S. Marines. Tnere is about four jaillions of' dollars in the vaalt." ' Amidst the sea of flaiue which swept over the ill-lat- ed citv. cam-in? down buildinrr after building, and block ifter block, sweeping, as with the besom of destruction, r- . . o . . ' . pile after pile of the majestic edifices, which were the pride and glory of the Queen City of the Pacific amidst all the fury of this dreadful conflagration, which swept out of the heart of the city, a mile square of its best and most costly buildings, and whose heat was so pentrating and intense that "iron and sine curled up like scorched t Fivpk nmnlsr tili i ! rr.Mil ii finrr orilpnl there anneal'- ed one persecuted, buffete, slandered object, that out- ! rode the fury of the devouring element, and came eff, as j j! LB.d oTirom former CO"11 unscathed, uninjured . The Sub-Treasury s tafe'" I Yes, that defamed, proscribed Sub-Treasury, that was j to take to itself legs and run away, bearing off the j treasures of the dear people, far beyond their reach, has come out of this terrible ordeal of fire, bringing its four millions of treasure off in safety while the Custom House, the banks, and many depositories of treasure were despoiled of their valuable contents, and their rich es scattered to the four winds of heaven. Will not the foes of this much-abused system of pro tecting the public revenues, now concede that it posses ses some safe properties that it has done seme good. They will please pass these fonr millions toits credit, as an off set to the few hundreds which it has been appre hended might some day walk off in the breeches pocket of some of these ''sub-treasurers on legs." Rochester Republican. Jndge Douglass. It will be observed by reference to a communication pub lished in another column that the writer has taken ground in favor of the above named gentleman, for the Presiden cy. The writer's opinions are entitled to respectful con sideration, from the fact that he does not seek to advance the political prospects of his favorite candidate, by en deavoring to prejudice the claims o' any other of the distinguished Democrats who have jeen spoken of in the same connection. We have noticed the political course of Senator Doug lass for the last fifteen years, and candidly say, that ii has commanded our admiration, and elicited our ap plause. In vain may we search this vast Union over to find a more sound, unwavering and consistent Democrat, a wiser or more sagacious statesman, or a purer patriot. When the effort was made in Washington last winter, to get up a new party, under the style of the : Union Par ty," Senator Douglass spurred the proposal made to him to sign the pledge, staling that the Democratic party was a good enough Union party for him. and so long as one plank in the platform of that party remained, he should stand upon it if he had to stand alone, and if every ot'ier Senator should sign the new pledge, he would not. His confidence in the correctness and infallibility of the Democratic principle is so firmly fixed, that it cannot be. shaken by the intrigues of faction, nor the mer cenary designs of demagogues, and ir is no wonder that he i so popular with his party, for while they see noth ing in his conduct to censure, thev find much that is no- hie and magnanimous to admire. Considering the state of the country and the position of parties, we know of no man netter adupted tor the crisis, than Senator Doug lass; and while we desire to see him selected as a can didate for the Presidency, and would yield him a cordial support, we are not sö unmindful of our duty, that we would not be equally as zealous for he success of the nominee of the na.ional convention, should the choice fall on another. Crairordsvitle Review. ErWe are indebted to Mr. Hubbard for the following statement of the business done on the Peru and Indian apolis, and the Indianapolis and Bellefontaine railroads f r the month of June from the 1st to the 30th inclusive. Business of Peru and Indianapolis Rail Road for June 1851. Amount of freight transported, (pounds) . . ...; 948.170 Number of passengers tranported 773 RECEIPTS. Recrd for transportation of passengers, $326,20 Received for transportation of freight, 443,08 $709. Business of Indianapolis and Bellefontaine Rail Road in June 1851. Amount of freight transported, (pounds) 992.103 Number of passengers transported in regu lar trains 770 Number of passengers transported in cele bration 5,000 5.770 $841,53 1,101,50 RECEIPTS. Received for transportation of passengers in regular trains, $411,50 Received for transportation of freight, 430,03 Received for transportation of passen gers in celebration, y Total, .....rT. $1,943,03 0"ln order to correct tbe numerous highly exagerated statements in regard to the number of burials which have been made in the grave yard in this city, we have procured from the sexton, Mr. Saucs, the following cor rect statement of the number of interments: During the month of June from the 1st to the 30th, inclusive, 36 During the present month, including one this morn ing, 18 Total, 54 The number of interments each day during the last two weeks is as follows: , I"efda-V: J,lat 24...... 2 j Tuesday. July 1 4 weunesu mr, 1 ,,.. 1 - l'...l. f., I,. O O Thursdav," June 26,.... 1 j Thursday, July 3, 0 Friday. June 27. 0 , Friday, July 4, 3 Saturday, June 28, 3 Saturday, Julv 5, 2 Sunday, June 29 2 I Sunday," July 6, ... 6 Monday. June 30, 3 Monday, July 7, 1 12 18 12 Total, 30 C7"A collirion, politically, seems to have taken place between Senator Bright and the Courier, of Madison. This paper has heretofore been considered, by many in the country, as an exponent of the political principles ol Senator Bright, being published in the same town of the residence of the Senator. This is a natural consequence of supposition among Democrats generally. And the um and substance of the whole difficulty , "is a difference between the two on the subject of'the compromise on sla very." We have assurances ol this. Mr. Bright is an ar dent supporter of the Compromise, the Editor of the Cou rier has not been considered orthodox on the question. This is the split. A difference on this point creates all the nnscliiel anil division on the political arena. Mr. Bright has ever been an ardent and unflinching Democrat, true to principle and position, and of a whole hearted, warm temperament, his zeal may sometimes lead him to excess in phraseology. He despises, from the oottom of heart anv thing like dissembling. This is Jesse D. Bright. Hhflbyvtlle Volunteer. 1 , T, W- . r V T 1 , uj i ne jjemocrais oi jenerson couniv nominated a full ticket on Tuesday, notwithstanding the opposition of Senator Bright. Jesse is not yet all powerful at Madison. This is some evidence that majority of the ucmoorais oi mat county won : wear bis collar. Indi ana Journal. We believe the proceedings of the Convention show that it was on the motion of Mr. Bright a fnll ticket was nominated. Fiat juttiti'a ruet coelem.Maditon Tribune. Soüthebn Concbess. Gov. Means, of South Caro lina, has issued a proclamation for an election on the second Monday in October next, to choose two deputies from each Congressional District to the proposed South ern Congress. This is done in pursuance of an act of the last Legislature. No other State has yet made any move towards sending delegates to this Congress. CC7Scnator Butler in his speech at Charleston, on separate State secession, uttered the following lan guage: " South Carolina would be driven oat of the family of the States, in fact, de-Americanized. Where is her flag? Roberts, the President of Liberia, would insult it, anu wnere is your reo res r Judge Spaulding, of Ohio, in his Toledo address, says : " Mr. Webster is a great lawyer, bnt he cannot read plain English any better than you or me." Perhaps not, but if this ii a specimen of the learned Judge's ability, Mr. Webster can certainly beat him in writing English, at least. Boston Courier. Horace Greelst Hit by a Brick Mr. Greeley writes from London that he had paid a visit to several model lodging bouses, in one of which he saw a " new ly invented brick, which struck him favorably'" TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 8, 1851. Personal. " Why don't you explain that library tteal, Brown?' This very courteous and gentlemanly sentence appear in the Madison Courier of the third inst. The editor u indebted to Dr. Ellis of the Statesman for the idea. It , ... ,. , Ppeed in the Statesman some time since, but we din not notice it at the time, because it is unpleasant to be drawn into personal controversies. We intend to treat our editorial brethren with courtesy and respect, and do not mean to bandy epithets or reiterate stale charges against our opponents. We look to the present and the future short, returneJ from Wasninglon J several handbills against Dr. Ellis and his friends were sent us from Elkhart county for publication. They werfi issued durj lhe heat of & warm)y contested elec- . . . , 7 . . .. , . . "oOj and for that reason we refused to publish either them or the communication accompanying them. But on bis part it appears that every charge uttered against us, by the whig press, during the excited political con tests in Indiana from 1340 to '44, is to be revamped ami re-issued in his Statesman. We will, however, in this instance, deviate from our general rule and give a briel and concise statement of the library transaction: Wheu a candidate for the House of Representatives in 1841, in Marion county, we were charged with being a defaulter to the State Library fund. We boldly met the charge and demanded that suit be brought on our bond. The question entered into the election, and although the county of Marion the year before had given a whig ma jority of 380 we were elected by a majority of 30S over the most talented and popular whig in the county. Suit was brought on our bond, and, on hearing, we defeated the State, and would have recovered judgment for costs if the State had been liable to pay costs in any case . At the next annual election, we were again returned a Representative from Marion county. If wc were a de faulter, under the Constitution we were ineligible. One session had passed and no effoit had been made to remove us. At the next, which was an important session, the question was brought up. and the whole subject referred to the'Joint Committee on the State Library, who exam ined all the accounts and made a lengthy report, com pletely exonerating us from the charge. By the books of the Treasurer it appeared that as Secretary of State and State Librarian, we had drawn, $1,400 00 Expended, 1,401 19 Leaving a balance due us, of $1 19 The committee recommended the following resolution, which was adopted, ayes 51, noes 37: "Resolved. That Wm. J. Brown, late State Libra rian, did faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of such office and has fully accounted for and paid over all moneys by him received by virtue of said office." The report is signed by A. L. Wheeler, Franklin Hardin, Wm. B. Mitchell, P. M. Parks, and John B. Nees. We had met the charge before the people, and our conduct bad been triumphantly vindicated, at the ballot box. We had met our accusers face to face at the j udi sial tribunal, and were again victorious. We met the question in the legislative hall, and the result wc have given above. Now it is resurrected by the editor of the Statesman, and reiterated by the Madis.n Courier. to gratify personal spleen in the hope of anr.oying us. We have been an active politician. We have made war on whig measures. The whigs have made war on us. We have been as well abused as any politician in the State. Now all these old stale charges which we have so often met, and so triumphantly refuted, are to be raked np from the musty records of the past, and re issued from the Statesman office. We give the public notice ol what they may expect. We shall, however, keep cool. We have defeated the whigs on their charges, and we have no fear of free soilism. In the defence of our cherished principles we are ready to fight. On the ene mies of democracy our battery shall be directed. Wc do not intend to waste our time or ammunition on per sonalities. Secretary Stuart's Speech. The following is an extract from a speech delivered bv Mr. Stuart, the Secretary of the Interior at Richmond. Virginia, on the occasion of the President's recent visit "Fellow-citizens. I speak strong language, but I speak it in all sincerity and tru'h ; and I have acted upon it ot ricially that no man who is an abolitionist or a disunion ist can be a patriot. Applause Within the broad sphere of the office which 1 hold, and which numbers amongst its dependents probably some 800 public offi cers, I am happy to inform you that, to the best of my knowledge and belief. I have not left an abolitionist oi disunionist in office. Prolonged cheering. I have not looked whether a man was Whig or Democrat when he was honest, capable and faithful, I have retained him without reference to his political principles. But I hold that no man ho seeks to overthrow the constitution, either directly or indirectly, can conscientiously take an oath to support it, and I have refused to retain any man in public service who was infected, even, with those principles. Applause. This is the language of the Secretary, to the people of Richmond, delivered in tbe presence of the President of the United States. Yet in the State of Indiana he suffers Samuel Brenton, who is Register of the Land Office at Fort Wayne, to remain in office, and as a can didate for Congress to advocate the repeal of the fugi tive slave law, that he may secure the abolition vote. This looks like preaching one thing and practicing an other. California. Joseph W. McCorkle and Edward C Marshall, are the nominees of the Democratic Convention for Congress. Joe McCorkle. as he is familiarly called, was formerly Postmaster at Dayton, Ohio, and E. C. Marshall, we believe, is one of the editors of the Alta California. E. J. C. Kewen and B. F. Moore, are the whig can didates. John Bigler is the democratic candidate for Gover nor, and P. B. Reading, the whig candidate Col. Big ler is a printer, and was formerly editor of a democrat ic paper at Dayton, Ohio. He is the brother of William Bigler, the democratic candidate for Governor in Penn sylvania. How is this? Dr. Fitch, of the South Bend Dis trict is supported by the democratic party because he is the advocate, and voted for River and Harbor appro priations? In this District John L. Robinson is sup ported because he opposed all such anti-democratic measures? How is this? Brookville American. Ned McGaughey is supported by the whigs of the Seventh District because he is in favor of the fugitive slave law, and Col. Watts is supported by the whigs of the Third District, because he is opposed to it. How is this? (CThe John Quincy Adams takes the place of the Hoosier State in the line of Madison and Cincinnati pack ets. The latter having discontinued hr trips in conse quence of the low stage of the water. O Col. Noah Boon is the democratic candidate for Representative in Lawrence county. Col. Boon has much Legislative experience, and we trust he will be elected ; a better man could not bo selected. C"The Democracy of the White Senatorial District. in Convention assembled, have nominated Anson Jew. ett, of White county for Senator, and Dr. Tirarell, of Benton, for Representative. ItWm. M. Patterson is the Democratic candidate for Representative in Marshall and Starke a first rate nomination. rcThere have been eleven cases of cholera in Mar tinsville and five deaths. Names Tbe city of Boston contains 461 Smiths. 415 Browns, 261 Clerks and 239 Davis' Is the Church corrupt! This is now the subject of an interesting discussion be tween Henry C. Wright, who takes the affirmative side of the question, and the Rev. Henry Ward Beet her on the negative. It will be recollected that Henry C Wright is the same itinerant abolition lecturer who was induced to visit Wayne county, by the glowing account of Julian, when he visited the hot-beds of abolitionism in New England, of a determination on the part of the people to resist the fugitive law. and ,;o trample it un der their feet" He is the same who was toasted and caresse! by the free soilers, and hissed and spurned by the friends of the country, He takes the ground that before anything can be done in the abolition cause to de stroy slavery, lite present church organization tut, Presbyterians. Baptists, Methodists, Episcopalians. Catholics, Universalit-ts, &c., must be swept away. He contends that slavery is t'ie fruit of the church. The fugitive law is the fruit of the church ; he says our present wicked form of government is upheld by the church, and this cursed Union cannot be broken up until the chnrch is destroyed. Of the ministers be says: ' There it not on the globe the samt amount of mind more corrupt in principle and spirit than tkatwhick is embodied in the American clergy. There it not a more impure-hearted and untrue-mnided class of men on the globe than the Amerian church. "' There is but one step from aliolition to inbdelity On the subject of slavery the man becomes a fanatic. He turns to his Bible for the evidence to sustain him and he there finds that whet Hagar, who was the slave of Sarah, fled and took refuge in the wilderness, the angel of the Lord fonnd her ont and commanded her to return and submit herself to her mistress. When Paul found Onesimus, the servant of fll.M 1111 1 J il" . a ruiicmoii, nau neu. lie persuaoea mm to return, and sent a letter by him to his master. He there finds that by divine permission Moses enacted that the children of Israel, after their arrival in the land of promise, should be per mitted to hold slaves on the following conditions: "Both thy bond men and thy bond maids which thou shalt have hall be of the heathen that are round about you. and them shall ye buy bond men and bond maids.'' More over the children of the strangers that do sojourn among yon, them shall ve buv. and of their families that are with you which they begat in your land, and they shall be your possessions," tec. These things do not square with his improved notions of human freedom, and he at once rejects the Bible and its divine teachings. This notorious inridel Wright was once a minister, and by his own confession, repudiated the Bible and the God of the Bible, because it sanctioned slavery. H denounces the church as corrupt , and the Union as corrupt, and is making war on both. Such are some of the effects of abolitionism faterlMl Conduct of a Lieutenant Gover nor. Under this caption an article has been going the rounds of the Whig press in this State, charging Lt. Gov. Lane with visiting the jail at Leavenworth for the purpose of consulting with a person confined on a charg of passing counterfeit money; and that he requested the jailer to permit him to have a private conference with the prisoner, which the jailer indignantly refused'. Seeing nothing mysterious or wrong in the transaction, except the conduct of the jailer in refusing to Col. Lane, who is a lawyer, the right to a private conference with, his client, we thought the charge too trifling to no tice. If he was the counsel for the prisoner, it was his right to have a private conference, and not have the jailer present to testify to any confessions which tbe prisoner might make. The Aurora Standard. Wnf, however, explains this 1 mysterious transaction,'' as follows: " There is an article going tho rounds of tbe papers about the mysterious conduct of Lieut. Gov. Lane, in visiting a jail somewhere in the lower part ol tbe State, and requesting of the jailor, a 6ecret interview with some of the inmates conlincd for counterfeiting, &e The whole affair iias been explained to us, and there is no great mystery connected with it, after all. The facts are these: A young man who once resided in hese parts was incarcerated upon a charge of counter feiting. His brother hearing of it employed Col. Lane as an attorney to go down with him and inquire into (be matter, with the intention, if the y ung man confessed his guilt, to abandon him to his fate; if net to nse ali 'egal endeavors to procure his acquittal and release. What the result of the expedition wa, we know not; but the transaction is not worthy of quite as much nolo as has been given to it." John W. Spencer, E6q. We can most cheerfully endorse the following just compliment to this gentleman which wc copy from the LawrencCburgh Independent Press: Johü W. Spencer, Esq Col. Abel C. Pepper, who iad lieen nominated by the democratic party of 0 iio ind Switzerland counties, for tbe Legislature, having withdrawn from the canvass (owing to domestic afflic tion,) the Central Committee have designated John W Spencer, Esq.. as the person to supply the vacancy time occasioned. Mr. S. has, for some time, been in feeble health, but has so far recruited, we arc informed, as to justify him in accepting the nomination. Wc are in formed by those who know, that be made a good mem her two years aso, as he doubtless will at the approach ing session. He is a gentleman of education and tal ents, integrity, and leaislative experience More Galphins. The New York Herald says: "It is stated that one of the heaviest Mexican claims, amounting to several hundred thousand dollars, bas been discovered to be a fraud. We learn that the party owning the claim sold it to several rich capital ists here and in Washington, before it was allowed by the Commissioners, and received a little less than one hundred thousand dollars of the amount awarded, with which he has gone to parts unknown. Are there any more of lhe same sort left?" The whole subject is now undergoing an investigation before the grand jury of the District of Columbia Shocking Accident. On Monday last, the wife of Andrew Newcomfc, residing near Roseville. in Parke county, went a short distance to the house o' her father-in-law to procure some fire. On her return, having an infant in her arms, her apron took fire. With the true instinct of a mother, she hurried into tbe house and. placed ber babe in safety, but by this time the fire bad made such progress that her person was enveloped in the flamea and she died soon after in great agony. Terre Haute Journal ET We were a little tinctured with Bloomcrism, espe cially for Misses, until nbout 9 o'clock yeterday roor ning. Then we "Sort o' gin com." The Indianapolis Sentinel had a cut of a pretty girl, in trousers and shorta very thort! promenading t'n a storm! J-e-r-n-s-a-l-e-m.' what a sight a whole street full cf 'em would be Cincinnati Enquirer. O" The Washington Union republishes , hy request, an article from i n- Maine Ae. strongly uraiiig forward Gen. Houston for the Presidency. Gen. Houston is an unquestionable democrat, and has many supporters in all parts of the country. Should he be nominated by the Baltimore Convention he would reccisi the strong support of the democracy in this State. Detroit Free Prett. M i nn it at Williamsburgh, New York Two Women Killed. A man named Lawrence Reillv was arrested Saturday morning, charged with having killed his wife and her mother, Mary Golding. His wife had six deep wounds opposite the heart. Her mother was stabbed in three or four places also near tbe heart. Th accused was prompted to tbe fatal deed by jealousy. He was committed by Justice Boswcl.. C7Judgo McLean lately reversed the decision of the District Court at Detroit which justified the Marshal of Michigan in seizing and confiscating vessels that were on gaged in freighting lumber cnt on Government land. The decision of Judge McLean was that seizure and confiscation can oniv take place for taking lumber from lands set aside for Naval uses. Indiana Cbedit. Mr. Brooks. President of the New Albany and Salem Railroad Company. Ind., has effected a sale of ten per cent, bonds to the rnnnnnt of one hundred thousand dollars to parlies in Great Britain, at a premium of ten per cent. Executed. John Tilghman was hung at Newborn, N C.,on the 14th inst , for the murder of Joseph J. Tilghman. The scene was witnessed by S, 000 people The muidsrtr confessed tbe crime.