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1' V. til rising Jo make a little speech for a bill like this, he was quite sure it was des tined to pass. It must carry, he was -aware of that;; and he only lamented his own incapacity more fully to expose .the true nature of the bill. He was exposed to a great disadvantage from an embarrassment he could not throw .off. It was always with the greatest pain that he addressed the House, and never without a violent struggle with his constitutional averseness to speak ing in a public assembly. He had en deavored to do his duty, and must now let things take their course. After some amendments were offer ed, Mr. Morris asked whether it would be in order now to move that the con sideration of the bill be postponed till Monday! r The Chair said the House had refu sed that motion. Air. M. moved that it be postponed to Tuesday; which was rejected. The amendment (from the commit tee) was then ordered to be engrossed, and the bill to be read a third time to day. ' ' The bill was accordingly read a third tinre and passed. '-' THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY, EDITED BY J. R. MORRIS. WOODSFIELD, OHIO: SATURDAY. MARCH 20, 1847. The Mineral Land Bill. From our knowledge of men, we are led to be lieve that the political letter writers who infest Washington City during the Sessions of Congress, re, of all the intelligent creation, the most shame less and despicable; and next to them in meanness aire the party editors, throughout the country, who are ever ready to give currency to all manner of abuse and misrepresentation, manufactured by these letter writers, to the prejudice ot any one averse to them in politics. We have, at this time, been led to make these remarks from reading an article in the Cadiz Re publican, copied from the correspondence of the Baltimore Patriot, relative to the proceedings of Congress on the Mineral Land Bill. This article represents Mr. Morris as having " eat his charge of curruption all up," in what he had said relative to some of the members of the Committee on Public Lands being interested. To show the baseness of these whig partizan scamps, and of those whigs in this county, who have been industriously circula ting this same charge of " backing out," we have been requested to publish the remarks of Mr. Mor ris as reported in the National Intelligencer, the Mexican Whig organ at Washington City. This report, we suppose, should be taken as good evi dence by wings at least; for certainly it will not be insisted upon by any one that the Intelligencer's reporters would favor Mr. Morris. We wish these remarks to be carefully perused, so that all may ee whether there is any thing in them which Mr. Morris found necessary to "take back," or "eat up," as represented by this letter writer and whigs ot this county. On the following Monday after the remarks of Mr. Morris were made, Mr. McClernand rase to a question of privilege, and desired to know of Mr. Morris to whom he had reference when he used the following language: "The bill was got up for the benefit of a few large speculators in Boston, who had their agents here to push the bill. Sales of stocks in these mining companies had been going on for some time in this city; and some members ol the Committee on Public Lands were, to his certain knowledge, personally interested in those stocks. It was quite natural that such gentlemen should go in favor ot their own in terest." Mr. Morris acquitted Mr. McClernand of being personally interested in those stocks. There were other members of the committee, however, that he did not acquit. Mr. Collamer, ot Vermont, and Mr. Moseley, of New York, next wished to know if Mr. Morris in cluded them in his charge. Mr. M. replied, not if they disclaimed having any interest. Mr. Col lamer stated that Mr. M. had charged the commit tee with "direct corruption." There was no such charge made, and Mr. C. did not deny having an interest in those stocks. Mr. Morns did not acquit him, neither does Mr. C's. remarks acquit himself. ' In reply to Mr. Moseley, Mr. Morris spoke as follows: . " I will do the gentleman no injustice. I did not mean him. The mineral bill had been before the Committee on Pub lic Lands for some considerable time. They had it before them at the last session, and the bill then prepared dis- fosed of the matter fairly as I thought, t contained no pre-emption, to occu pants or lessees. At the present ses sion, although the committee was com- Eosed of pretty nearly the same mem ers, I found quite a different state of things this session as to the provisions put into the bill. , The bill professes to to be enacted to secure the sale of these lands. I am in favor of the sale of them, but I am not willing that the whole pre vious policy of the Government in dis posing of the public lands shall be chang ed for the benefit of a particular class of individuals. I used in the committee all the efforts I was capable of to pre vent the bill from being reported as it was. At one time the committee was broken up by an attempt to bring cer tain provisions in it which would pre vent the defrauding the Government of millions for the benefit of a set of indi viduals. Seeing that I could not get provisions inserted in the bill which would have done equal justice to all, and injury to none, 1 was led to believe that tome genjlemen in the committee were personally interested; and, on inquiry, I found such to be the fact. 1 shall not state any names, unless it is further in sisted on: but I know it to be a fact.',' Mr. Moseley replied by Hating that he was about to offer resolution for a select committee' (o enquire into the charge,. " If corruption existed," said he, " as had been here openly charged, let it be exposed." Mr. Morris said "that he had made inquiries and fouud the charge, as he had stated it, to bt true so far as an individual was concerned." ' ' Mr. Moseley moved the adoption of the follow ing resolution, after it was slightly modified at the request of Mr. Morris : Resolved, That a committee of five members be appointed to investigate the charges made by the Hon. Joseph Morris, of Ohio, against a member of the Committee on Public Lands, rela tive to personal interest, r.harged a gainst that member in the subject' mat ter of Senate bill No.lO; and that, the said committee have power to send for persons and papers. Mr. Morris having been requqsted to name the individual who was concerned in the sale of those' stocks, was about to do sowhen theIouse ad journed. ' J?. ; .. ' " . "'. I On Tuesday, Feb, 23, the Speaker announced the' unfinished business4o be the consideration of the resolution offered the day Wore by Mr. Mose ly. That gentleman, Ceding that a member of tho committee did. own stock in a mining company, and that Mr. Morris would be sustained in his charge, desired to modify his resolution by adding the words " interested action;" thereby changing the features of the resolution, alledging as a reason that Mr. Morris " had strdngly intimated that they were corruptly influenced by personal interest in advocating the bill." Our readers will perceive that in this whole transaction, the committee wish to change the issue entirely, by accusing Mr. Morris of using expression which can be no where found in the reports. ' In order that it may, be seen that " a member of the committee was personally interested in those stocks," we quole'irora the remark of Mr. Hunt, of Michigan, a member of that committee: " The gen tlcman from Ohio was strong ly opposed to the pre-emption slause in the mineral bill, on the ground that the rich speculators in Boston and other places had secured tho mineral lands, and would defraud the public, and the Government. 1 replied that, so far from the speculators being the only persons interested, companies had been formed in almost every village and town in my State; that, in my immediate neighborhood, there were two of these companies, and the stock was owned by the farmers, mechanics, and busi ness men of the State, each one hav ing a few shares; that 1 had nine shares in one of them, and that there was some seventy or eighty members ,of that company." This proves that Mr. Hunt was not only inter ested himself, but that he was there representing some 70 or 60 persons belonging to (he same com pany. Mr. Morris then said, that if this resolution passed, he hoped it would be so shaped that there should be no misunderstanding in the matter. It was unfair for gentlemen to make their own report of a speech of his, and then arraign him for wliat he did not say. He said he had made no charge of either and or corruption. He did be lieve that a set of speculators had de termined to get hold of these lands; that their influence had reached the House and had reached the committee. If the resolution was put in that shape, he had no objections to it. Mr. McClfxland. Does the gentle man, then, now withdraw ail imputa tion of improper motives or influence to any member of tho committee? Mr. Morris disclaimed having made any charge of improper motives or influence; and certainly in the hist remarks of Mr. M., above quoted, the word " improper " does not occur. ' Yet Mr. McCler nand attempts to make that the issue, and reiter ates it in the following remarks, also desiring another modification of the resolution : Mit. McClernand said he had risen to advert to one or two things which fell from the gentleman from Michigan Mr. Hunt. The gentleman seemed to understand Mr. Morris as having said that an improper influence, from certain speculators, had reached the committee. And this morning the centleman from Ohio had reiterated that such was his meaning. Under these circumstances, he insisted that the resolution ought to be modified so as to state that to belhe charge; that it was made against the committee as well as against an individual member. He would therefore move that the res olution be so modified. As it stood, the charge related to an individual member of the committee only: the gentleman now stated tint it was in tended to refer. .to "the committee." Mr. Morris replied that he had made no charge of " improper influence " against any member of the committee. "If gentlemen go on to make charges to suit themselves, he did not see where all this was to end." Mr. McClelland. 1 cannot com prehend the gentleman. Did he not just now state it as his belief, that an improper influence from certain spec ulators "had reached the House, and had reached the committee?" ' I ask him now whether he means a to say that yea or nay? . Mr. Morris. I did say, that I te licved that the injluenoe of those specu lators, who were determined to get hold ot these mineral lands, had reach ed the House and had reached tho com mittee; but I did not say it was an improper influence. Such is, my be lief still.'- Mr, McClelland, of Michigan, then said " (hat as the gentleman from Ohio withdrew all imputa tion ofimproplr influence pn the members of, the committee (a charge which had never been made) he Mr. McC would move that the resolution of inquiry be laid upon the table.".-. This motion prevailed, and the resolution was, laid on the table. . Such we believe to be a fair and full statement of this transaction, out of which soma whiffling whigs of this county have tried to build up .some thing to the prejudice of Mr, Morris." '"'' ' ' To sum up this matter in'a few words, Mr. Morris was opposed to the provision in the mineral bill al lowing lessees and occupants the privilege of enter ing the laud they had leased and located at a ccr- tain price. He believed that the policy of the Government should be adhered to, which had at ways been to first offer all lands at public sate to the highest bidder, thereby enabling the Government to obtain the highest possible price. He was also in favor of a provision in this mineral bill that the lands held by lessees should, after the ex piration of their leases, be offered at public sale to the highest bidder. He was opposed to the provi sion in the bill, which gave soulless companies who had hired squatters on these lands, the privilege to enter them at $2 50 per acre, which might be worth thousands. Mr. Hunt, in his remarks, said " if the mine was rich 40 acres was enough for any company, except for wood." What kind of a compensation would 2 DO per acre be for such a mine? At public sale such a tract would probably bring to the Government hundreds of dollars per acre. -. For the reason that he could not get the com mittee to report a bill adhering to the settled policy of the Government, Sir. Mdrris was iuduced to state that "some members of the Committee on Public Lands were, to his certain knowledge, per sonally interested in these stocks, and that it was quite natural that such gentlemen should go in fa vor of their own interest." This language the members of the committee wished to construe into a charge of corruption.' May not individuals favor their own interest and still not be guilty of corrup tion ? Every one knows that " it is quite natural " for men to " favor their own interest." That is a settled fact. But out of this expression grew this whole difficulty. Mr. Hunt acknowledged his in terest, and Mr. Collamer did not deny having an interest; therefore the resolution must be changed or Mr. M. would come off triumphant. A mem ber of the Committee moved that the resolution be so changed as to state the charge to be that the committee had been influenced by 11 improper mo tives," when such an expression had never been used. Mr. Morris, in his last remarks, says that he " believed that the influence of those speculators had reached the House and had rrached the com mittee; but he did not say it was an improper hi. fluence." That he left for the people to judge of; and we undertake to say that the people w ill be lieve it to be an improper influence even if Mr. Morris did not use the expression, and that the committee "backed out "and "eat up" their re solution instead of Mr. Morris eating up his words. But any man who expects to escape being abused and villitied when he attacks the money power or a set of speculators, will find himself wofully mis taken. ' It has been so in all ages and ever will be so, Dut tne people, (lie Honest yeomanry of the country will sustain him. Sad News from Santa Fc. By an arrival from Santa Fe, we have the sad news of an insurrection of the rabble at that place; "undoubtedly a branch of the recent conspiracy and that Gov. Charles Bent, Gen. Elliot Lee, Hen ry Leal, Stephen Lee, sheriff of Toas, and other Americans,amounting to more than twenty with the alcalde of Toas, and all other natives supposed to be favorable to the Americans, had beon killed. "Gov. Bent was on a visit to a. large farm of his in the neighborhood where he was attacked. The insurgents had also attacked Mr. Tin ley at his distillery. Mr. T. made a gallant defence with only eight men, and had kept off the murderers so far, but his fate, eventually, remains to be told." From Mexico. The latest news from Mexico is that the Clergy, since' the Mexican Congress has threatened their property, have decided to (brow tlieir influence on the side of peace. Their plan is " to overthrow the Congress, and to substitute in place of it an absolute power, strong enough to constrain Mexico to peace." It is further report ed that the Clergy look to Santa Anna ps the pro per instrument to accomplish their purpose. The French journal of New York says, there is nothing improbable in tins combination of events; as its in formation is derived from .a source entitled to weight. From the Army The news Irom the army which we publish in to-day's paper, of a reported battle, is not confirmed by the latest mails from the South. fjCJ- The Democracy of New Hampshire, at the late election, has been triumphant. A democratic Governor a democratic Council a democratic Senate and a demociatic House have been elected. Gen. Thomas H. Benton has declined accep. ting the appointment ot Major General in the army of the United States. Col. Geo. W. Morgan, now in the army in Mexico, has been appointed Colonel under tho "ten regiment law" of this winter. ' Illinois Convention. A law has passed the Illinois Legislature, provi ding for the election of Delegates to remodel the Constitution of that Stale. The election is to be held on the third Monday of April, and the Convention is to meet on the first Monday of June next. The law, for this purpose, dis tricts the State anew; and in this res pect, the north has achieved a complete victory over the south. , Gen, Butler, Major General W. O. Butler arrived in this city on the Washington, Irom Brasos St. Jago,' on Sunday afternoon. lie is absent from the army, on leave, as we learn; the wound which he received at Monterey disabling him from any active particij nation in the camDaisn at DrasenL N. a. Daily Alias, March .for the Spirit' of Democracy. : vMr. Morius:1 have at length fa turned home, amP 1 cannot say that j have any thing worthy of noticing ex- cept a debate which I had the honor of listening to, in relation to the justice of the Mexican war. The first night af ter leaving home, 1 lodged in the neigh borhood of Williamsburg, in Guernsey o.nnntv. and learninj: that there was a debate close by, 'I cheerfully acbeclerl to the proposition of my host, and went to the appointed place.- ine question read as follows, to wit: "TVas the Uni ted States justifiable in declaring war against Mexico?" Doctor J. M. Stout (Democrat) of. Calais, in this county affirmed, and Doctor Wni. , Sutler, Vhig) of Williamsburg,' in Guernsey county, denied. I he debate was con ducted with considerable spirit and en thusiasm. Dr. Stout opened the dis cussion, in his usual ingenious ahd hap py style, and occupied about fort) minutes. DiV Statler followed in'a speech of about the same length, and considering the injustice of his cause, ho made a good eflbrt. Dr. Stout then arose, with his democratic soul filled with American fire, and poured such a volley upon his Mexican antagonist as caused him and his whiff friends, to wince like galded jades, ond occasion ally to cry order! order!!(whioh meant mercy 1 mercy ! 1) Taking the Doctor's speech entire, 1 think I never heard anything so withering. He held up the Mexiqan government, and. particularly the Mexican Whigs' (or tories) of this country, to that scorn and contempt which they so justlv merit. Indeed, Mr. Editor, I cannot do justice to the Doctor's remarks. tf I only, wish that all the Democracy of the banner coun ty could have heard him' on the occa sion.' After Dr. Stout closed he took his seat amid the cheers and applause of the people. Dr. StatlcMhen took the floor, but he and his cause was so completely used vp that he could not rally his forces, and in a few minutes displayed the white flag and retired. Here was an American victory that I never shall forget. While upon this subject, Mr. Editor, permit me to remark, that it is our duty as American citizens, to inform bur selves, by every possible means, in re lation to this war its causes and its progress and to watch attentively with a jealous eye the doings of the internal enemies of out common coun try or the American whig tories. There are men,' Mr.' Editor, in our midst who would gloat themselves to the full over the downfall of American arm's. I say again, we should watch these tories, lor tho time will come when thev will denv that they ever were tories. 0 ' A TRAVELLER. From the N. O. Delta of March 24. Report of a Battle between Gen. lajior oj banta Anna. Tampico, Wed. night, Feb. 17. Eds. Delta: After closinz mine of this morning I proceeded to the encamp ment,and had not dismounted from my horse before I was asked by a thousand oersons whether I had the particulars of the fight between General Taylor and Santa Anna at Monterey. I did not know what to make of it for a while, but at last succeeded in obtaining enough items to show thatben. Taylor had again met the enemy. : As soon as I heard this I repaired to the quarter of Gen. Twiggs, and he slated to me that 3 Mexicans had arrived this morning from Victoria, who had said -that the forces of the Americans, after retreating from Saltillo, had made a stand at Monterey,and gave fight to Santa Anna. The conflict is said to have been long and severe, and the loss great on both sides, but, say the Mexicans,-Santa Anna ultimately gave way, having sus tained n heavy loss of killed and woun ded among the latter was Gen Arista At this moment Ihave litjje time tor comment. Ever since 1 have been advi sed of he departure( of the army from San Luis Potosi,I have been expecting tohear the news of a battle. Toencoun terWen. Taylor, Santa Anna .would wish live times his number of men, and knowing that, 1 feared for the issue of a battle, and 1 must confess to you that I believe more fully that a battle has been fought, than I do of the reported result. If the rumor is true as reported, (and why should the Mexicans say so against themaelves, )you will have the particu lars long before vye will here, , i. ; , Tmpico, Wednesdays eb. 17.;- Dear Delta':. The rumor I sent you this evening relative (o a fight between Santa Anna and Geh. Taylor, although Mexican news, i credited by, almost every officer here.' ' Viv' The advance of( .Santa , Anna' 'from San tali to Saltllio, had prepare demy one for the receipt of the news ea bat tle, either at that place 6r at Monterey, and from that they more readily credited the'repprt. ' -The force of the Mexican commander must have been large, judg ing from the;notic.es. bf their departure from San Luis, and, je had enough in his own mind to overcome the 4 oi 5000, if that many, of Gen. -. Taylor. Independent' of the 'facto! the Mexi cans reporting this, news . which is a gainst themselves induces me o attatch' some Credit to it; for, as I have said bo fore, there is generally. flome;.fire. from where there is a sort of smoke issues. The account,; as I gathered it. last night, is a little more in detail, than is set torin in my ursi letter, : un me ap proach of Santa Anna to, Saltillo, Gen. Taylor fell back on, the. road to Mon terey,, followed byt,heMexican chief. in nis eagerness uuinuiiK uui gene ral and cut off his retreat, he extended his line too Jar, and so weakened it that the ready eye of Old laylor inr J!.' I 'jf -J .L. meuiuiuiy : uistu v ciei .. .no uuvuuiugo, and wheeling his column to the right, by a quick move cut through their cen trei and made such work jon the advanc ed half, that before the rear could render them any effectual service, they were cut up and dispersed..,.,1. ; The'number of killed on the part of the enemy is represented by the Mex icans to have been greater than f& arty other battle. 1 Amongst tho dangerous-J ly wounded, I hear the; name "o? tjlen. Arista mentioned, but do riot learn whether Jie is a prisoner.' I could men tion to you the names of several distin guished officers, who place implicit con fidence in this news but it is unne cessary, If you have not received he news of thefight, look At your last dates from Monterey.' It' would take this news seven or '-eight days to reach here, and it may be $s many more be fore it reaches yoor city,'1'1'' '"' ' .' E VACU ATlOxN OP VERA CRUZ. By the arrival here yesterday of the schooner Oella, Capt.. Ham, from Tampico, the 20th ult, we have inteli gence from thence to the day of. her departure. . i - -7. ' ; On the 1 8th ult., the established mail carrier arrived at Tampico from Vera Cruz; bringing letters lor several for eign merchants residing in the former city, which announces the startling fact that the Mexican forces were to with draw from ; Vera Cruz immediately.-- Positive orders had been received by the' officer in command of the troops in Vera Cruz,"from Santa Anna himself, to proceed at their head Into- the inter ior, thus leaving the dity defenceless. - It was currently stated there that it would be surrendered toGeri. Scott the moment he appeard before the walls. Arrival or Gen. Scott.- The steam ship Massachusetts 1 arived at 'Tam pico on the 19th ult, with Oen. Scott and suite on board. ! A private letter which was received ; in this city last night by the Oella,; announces ' that military preparations en a scale of great magnitude are making tor some very important demonstration.1 The commanding-officers, however, are so close that nothing positive is known regar ding particulars. Vera Cruz is in every body's month, ns the spot' destined for the scene oF our future operations, but nothing precise has been officially made known. N. O. Cam- Times. ;' From the Washington Union. ' V Later Intelligence. ..The New Orleans Delta of the 3d inst., has, the following letter from a correspondent at Monterey, throwing great doubts upon the rumors of a bat tle between General Taylor and Santa Anna, which had reached New Orleans by way of Tampico.; The Delta thinks it probable, however, that a strong de monstration, has been made by, the Mexican forces in the direction, of Sal tillo, and that a skirmish may have tak en .place.'- "'( 1 ",.',' "' . Monteret, Feb. 13, 1847. Editors Delta: I reached here on the evening -of the 9th1 inst.' from Ca margo, and found all matters in a state ot camparative quietness. "There are no army movements at present, and very little newi that could at all interest your readers, if I except the thousan d, find one startling rumprs that are being daily put in, circulation, by whom, no one can tell. . At one mo ment we hear of the advance of Santa Anna, at the head of his legions, and at another, it is positively, asserted that General. Taylor is about to advance on San Luisde Potosi.,,,,; . , ;,',, 1 .... "General Taylor is now ;at Saltillo, and sinc9 , his arrival , there, .notwith standing the rumors andcouoterrqmors, there has been as yet no 'stampede-' Should he advance on, the road to San Louis, as is Currently reportedhe will at leas have . $,000 effective men, of all arms,' for oction.j,. Among, the forces now under his command are Captains Washingtons,(Jiraggs, Shermans, and Webster's batteries; Col. May's sauad- rou of 2d dragpons Kentucky and Arv iansas mounted volunteers;, 1st. reffi-r ment ,.njisissippi,,1yplinteers, besides several othep volunteer regiments, With this farceur have no. doubt, but Id j ough and , jeady, when , he again measures lances with the foe. will 1. 1 v' 11 1 - 'ti ' ' r. r ' .1 oe euaoio.io.neau nis ouiioua wun-ine emobatie sentence' We have met lha f , . nnamv nnrl tliftv nr ours.' " . I r 7.77. c'"'.'.r?.T.irT.Tiji From Oregon and Califo'r oia. The British surveying vessels, ; the , Herald and Pandora, arrived in the bay of Panama the former on the 1 8th ; ' and the latter on the 16th of January, 1847. Their business here is to com plete the' survey of the bay and the neighboring coast. ; They spent5 the past summer in surveying the Straits de Fuca and the Island of. Vancouver, The officers gave different accounts of the value of this island some saying, it is very valuable; others that it is orthtessrTbe ; naturalist U of' the' former opinion.' L ' " They left the Straits on the 9th of September last, and arrived at' San Francisco bay, in Uppei California on the 26th of the same month,' where they found the American flag flying : from the fort, and some. 25. whalers, which had run in there through fear of Mexican privateers. The , Ports mouth" was also there. , At Yerba Bu ena. were many Mormons living in tents while they were building their houses An advanced guard of these people, about 000 in number, had already ar rived in the country. There wasmuclv quarreling among them. On the 4 th of October last, they lay, to on the bay of Sari Diego and .com municated with an armed whaler, which had, as was reported, been sent down by the Commodore for the protection; of the coast. They, learned -that the Califoruians had risen on the American garrison at Pueblos de los Angeles, kil led the commander, Capt. Galespy, and most of his command, and raised agairt' the Mexican flag. Thay afterward heard a vague report that Galespy had escaped. The' Americans " and other foreigners who had escaped the mas sacre had taken refuge on board the whaler.- , The natives , were . leaving California. On the 20th of October, these vessels arrived at Vlazatlan where they learned that the American squad ron had literally levelled the town of Guaymas, in Senora, to the earth. It was not known that the land forces under Gen. Kearny had arrived in that country. " "' ' '''..... , Two American ships of war were cruising on Mazatlan, the names of which were forgotten, it would ap pear that the difference between Amer ican and British sailors is not clearly definedfor the commander of the sur veying vessels (running his vessels into the harbor without hoisting his flag) was seized, together with beveral other officers and men and thrown into pris on as Americans in disguise. It re quired about, one week to convince Don Juan Carrahoto the contrary - : . They touched at San Blan and Ac- apulco, and took a running survey of the whole coast. It was in an utterly defenceless state.. s-i.i Since writing the above, -one of these British officers informs me that the American sloop-of-war Shark was ashore on the bar of the Columbia riv er in September last. It was not known at San Francisco whether she was got off or not. Some said she was got off, but went ashore again and was lost, i '; ;r - : Singular Effects from Lightning A pretty severe thunder storm passed over, and to the west and north of Cadiz, on Friday last. The . house of Mr. John McKinnev, of Stock town ship, about 8 miles from this place, was struck by lightning, in two parts, about 8 o'clock. , One bolt ran down' the roof, without doing any injury, the. other down the chimney and through the house. - Two girls were sleeping upon one bed in the upper part of the house, the bedstead of rwhich was torn, to pieces, the girls escaping without any other injury than a severe shock.. The fluid then passed down . to the . a-.'-partment below, where Mr. McKinney -. and wife were sleeping. It there enter- ed a clock which was attached to the wall, shivering it to splinters, melted the lead weights and some of tho brass. wheejs, straightened every link of the . brasschainslp which the weights were suspended, and threw the whole to the other side of the house.'. .Strange to ' say, Mr. McK. lay : within one foot of the clock, and was but slightly shocked : Every pa,ne of glass in the , house was broken to fragments, the house much . racked, the dishes in the cupboards bro ken, the buttons on the cupboards and ' the latches on the doors were torn off, 1 and yet, miraculously, hot a lite - was lost. , The only injury sustained by the family was the effect of the. light ning upon the eye and the scnlp scorch ing the one and benumbing, the other. ' We think , the escape of Mr. McK. and family most remarkable. Cadiz Rep - ,t ; I? arm for Sale. . . m -. i T , THE aubsciber offer! for lalethe (arm on which he no w reside!, idioming the town of Wooda. field, containing about 65 acres; on Which it erect ed a frame dwelling house. There it on said pre mise a yoong orchard ef apple trees which ha just commenced- bearing, and upwards of 100 good eacn ire, uh wen 01 gooa water near the ouje. The subscriber would exchange hii farm for one containing a larger number of acres. . For the, terms apply to the subtaribei on the premiies. hiicuu-u , uiLtS BROOKS; ' -' - . . AT our instance an attachment Was this day it-? stredb Samuel Powell, a Juatica ol th; Peace, ot, Enoch Township, Monro County,-, gainst the propeity and effects' of Ella Moore, an! tMRJf.r I ' " 20.T3w)lk .$ By JOSEPH ELLIPTT. (j ry, is -.-.., bupunuKH, ELLIOTT. .Cev, . . tn 1- . u.. mucnu ?? 1 mm-v r