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n'Tt DKJtOCIIATIC CKRTHAl CUIITT, 'JO THE PEOPLE OF PENNSYLVANIA. No 8. Fxiiow Cm. The next veto message, ' i.teh w shall anelyt tot the information of the :-pf6f Pennsylvania, will be that upon bill, enti "An act for tht rtlef of certain contractor! . tht Wetter extension of tht Pennsylvania jtitilrtHid." . Tht provision contained in this bill were ao iiii!frt.y unjust and obnoxious, tbat it ia difficult oonceive, what real friend of tbe Iniereate of the wmroonwenlih can withhold ftom Got. Pobtxr, i0 rneed of approbation, for having refund to let tl.em become a law. Three provision were oolh V lets, than to put THOUSANDS OP DOL. J ARSinio the pockcta of the centractor on the fm.nrja Gettysburg Railroad, In the ah ape of in- ctt upon debts alleged to be due to them. The ' ' I even went ao far a to make liberal allowancea ? interest to tho who had been already paid the 'mount found to bo due to ihem, on re-measure li.nnl of the work done. Tbia waa an entirely nor. ! end unprecedented mod of adjusting the claims fhi class of public creditor, and received for the ' rut time in the history of Pennsylvania the sane 'ion of legislative enoclment. from tho first day h.it Pennsylvania embarked in her system of in d riml improvements, no contractor upen tnry por lion of those works, had ever been allowed one far-!-ing in the ahape of interest upon his claims, how. wur long a time may have elapsed between the j. iiodof finishing the work and the payment of '.e claim. The' principle INVARIABLY acted on in1 other cases, was, to allow no interest ; wi this species of claim, and tho hundreds of ''ntractor who have been engaged on the various re her portions of public work, have never received sjeh an allowance. Neither waa thia principle of vtt'iement, understood as it wot b-forehand by the yurtics to be ihe law of the contract, ever deemed uorou by previous contractors. The terms and manner of payment were ao well understood, that i:cy uniformly run the risk of delay, and agreed ac- 'i Jingly for such compensation as wa just and monaOlet We venture to affirm, that since the vornmrnccment of the public works there has not f.'en a tingle year, In which the stale, in conse quence of the exhaustion of appropriation, or othrr uses, was not constrained to withhold payment J r u time fiom thoso to whom she waa indebted, nnd yet they have never been paid dollar in the ii-ipe of interest? This principle, so firmly settled 'by the-practice -f ycait, wmi violated and set at nought by this bill, i.nd a new one attempted to be introduced in its read, of the most disastrous character. Had the j'xeculive sanctioned this new fang led "retrench r.tnt" of llit; federal legislature, the certain conse VUT.ce would have been, that it would have IN VI II U to the public coffers a new host of creditor?, ' .cli bearing in his own hand a demand for monies, ' t which he had never dream't, until the provision ..! this bill reached bis ears. Our state debt, aires y of such appalling magnitude, would have been i Ul BLEL by the new claims, and the treasury of '..e commonwealth ENCULPHED in iirctrievdble t ji.Iiuj U-y an J ruin. All this, however, has been t.appily frustrated by the fearless interposition of .!.e VETO power, and the pockets of the people rtotirted against such w hole sale plunder. The people will here be naturally led to inquire ltat were the peculiar ttcrila of the creditors, which .nay have inducej the feJcral majority in the hgis uiure to conblitute llicm tuch ppeciul FAVOR. 11 ES, as to grunt the boon of INTEREST upon .heir lUmaiidH, while it has been uniformly WITH-iit-LD fiu.'O o.'icr coLlractors, whose claims were rtriclly identical. Why this unjustifiable discrimi nation between nun standing on precisely the same footing 1 Why extend to the contractors on 'hi Gettysburg road certain extra allowances, and withhold them from contractors presenting claims 'ue for woik done on tbe Erie extension, the North Branch canal, the Delaware division, the Columbia rail road, or any other portion of our tato wotksl Can ingenuity itself conceive a sin gle valid reason for the dilTtrci.ee 1 Would not Uiis UNEQUAL mode of treating public creditors I ave reflected the utmost disgrace upon the com monwealth in which we live that commonwealth -.those reputation for justice, honesty, and fair deal ing, legislators, above ell other men, should feel it heir duty lo sustain 1 If any diffuience whatever existed in the merits t.f these claims, it was lather against than in fuvor i f the coularctor upon this useless road. They rose under the CALAMITOUS ait of February tS, 1836, incorporating the DANK OF THE UNITED feTATES, the ninth section of which ' l (horned the Canal Cominitsioners'tosuivey and locate the road in question, and to put not leas than wiiity nor more than thirty miles thereof under ; .ntract, the sura of $2,000,000 being specifically , pronriatrd to the work." The 12tn section of :.e same deplorable ad, expressly provides, that ;he Canal Cummiu toners sltull not be authorized 'o incur any dtbt, on the faith of tht Common wealth, IN ANY WAY OK MANNER BE YOND THE APPROPRIATION AFORE-r-'AlD." Here the original act, aulhorixing the construction of this worse than useless road, ex pressly PROHIBITED the expenditure of any jiioney upon it, bey old Ihe pe.fi appropriation, 'ftoia ox pia eriacln.ent, part of their iU Uled ban ling, the Hdrral majority in our Ji lgulaiuie luund no difficulty in VIOLATING, if t! hi by 'hey could fiil the ruiata of certain fovuiu-s!! And boctute IHviD R. Poitxh, iu ihe obaucter of a pelriot and honest man. refuaed to Income ac reskory lo this double violation of lw and justice, they have the cfliontery to charge gpon bm an "abuse" of thelo powei ! ! Nor is this all. On the 9th day of December, 1 b3T, sn art passed both brauchea of tbe Legisla ture, appropriating f 45,000 towards tbe narce load, - te l e ap li.d in pavmejil of work actuary done prior to the 1st ol January, (tht ensuing.) and di rttur.g the ( si.sl 1'in.uiiMivrins te give notice to the eontraclors to CilTMPKN D their work tipon said road, from and alK'r the said tint dny of Janu ary. This act was intended to heoime a law, and lo take effect the 1st dny of January, 1839, hut owing to a miserable and paltry THICK, played off by the then Executive, Josxr-n Kir km, doubtless at the instigation of Thaddeus Stevens, the act in question was not returned to the Legislature until after the 1st of January, by which me me ite operation waa posfpo'iert fat OfiE YEAR. and the reasonable and just expectations of the Legislature were frustra ted. By the act of the 14th nf April, 183S, tho further sum of $ 103,000 wse appropriated to thia rail toad to be applied to the work ilrendy under contract, and the resolution wlach had previously passed tho Legislature as aforesaid, was repealed. But by the 6th section of this act, it wut provided, that "the Canal Commisaioneia shall not be authorized to incur any debt on the faith of the Commtntveallh, in anyway or manner, BEYOND THE AP PROPRIATION aforesaid," Instead, however, of stopping Ihe work on the road, the moment the specific appropriations there to were exhausted, the then fcdeial Canal Commit sioners, incurred heavy responsibilities 6fyuM them, in violation of the previous Legislative enactments, and ii was not until Uovernor Poartn came into power, that the woik upon the road was suspended, and the consequent drain upon the Treasury cut off. In accordance with Ai recommendations, the woik waa ordered lo be auspended after the 1st of March, 1939, and temporary loan of $ 250,000 authorized, for the purpose of paying debts pievi ously contracted. A single glance at these several acta of Assembly must bring incsulible conviction lo the mind of every one, that they did not invest the contractors on the Getiysbutg rail road with claims to favor, su perior lo those of any other contractors. They were cognizant of the fact that the Legislature had or dered the work to be suspended, and that this de cree met with almost universal favor from the peo ple tbey knew also, that the very act under whiih ihey continued to work on the road waa intended to have taken effect on the 1st dny of January, he- fore, and that thia intention waa defeated by con- temptible ARTIFICE they were also fully a ware of the specific sums nppropiialid to the woik, and that Ihe Canal Commissioners were prohibited, by express law, from contracting any additional debt on the faith of Ihe State beyond these sum, and that they were co-operating with those offi cers lo employ an extraordinary force on the road, especially about the candidates in 183S and yit, possessing all thia knowledge, the federal majori ties in the recent Legislature gravely enacted a law, to grant them EXTRA compensation NEVER ENJOYED BY OTHER CONTRACTORS and as unprecedented, as it would have been RU INOUS and UNJUST to the Stale ! ! After thia undeniable statement of FACTS, which will challange contradiction, we again put the aelemn question to the honest, industrous taxpayers of Pennsylvania WHOSE CON DUCT DO YOU APPROVE 1 That of the fed eral members of the legislature, who were anxious to set the precedent for an unhtard nf species of FAVORITISM, in the disbursement of public monies, or that of Davio R. Porter, w ho wished all the creditors of the state placed upon an xo.caL. itt, and who ly this tingle exercise of Ihe Veto iower, saved MILLIONS to the stale! To your intelligence and patriotism we cheerfully submit it to decide, who was right, and who was wrong. In our subsiquint addreaes, we purpose analy zing the scviral leiik-bills passed by the fcdrr.il legislature, and vitocd by our patriotic enlightened Executive. They will, we confidently piedict, ex hibit his conduct in tho same pinions light, and give him additional claims lo the gratitude and sup port ol every truc-hraiud Pennsylvanian. II. BEUHLEK, Chairman- Rail-road Investments. An English pper notices the inciease in value of rail road property which his taken place within six months past. Upon twenty lines of rail road improvements in Great Britain the increase in the value of Ihe aioik since December hvt has amount ed in the agret-ate to eight millions sterling. Tlte shares in the Great Western railway aince that period have risen 52 per share that ia from lti below par to 42 premium, iqual to 1,000,000 upon 25,000 original shares. The London and Birmingham shires have in like manner risen from SO premium lo 4 9 premium, equal lo 1,225, 000 upon Ihe 25,000 original ahares. Wo find in the last number of the Jouin d nf the Franklin Institute, a very excellent period. cjI by the way, that tho piolila on tbe principal r..il loads in the Uuited Slates for the last year have been not higher than 15 per cent, and nut lower than 6 per cent. The Ulisa and Schenectady road real xed the first named dividend. The Ulira and Syracuse road divided fourteen per cent. The Camden and Am boy rail road realiied 13 1-4 r cent The Phila delphia Wilmington and Ballimoie rail road in 1639 divided 7 1-3 er cent. From the statistics of rail road liavelling in En. laud it is ascertained that the danger of lose of life on an average rail load trip is about I to 4.000, 000. There is pei lisps no mode of travelling ao safe upon the whole aa ..! road liavelling. The sta tistics in this country as well as in England would no tiauLtkhow lhi. B nit inure American. lllHim tux A a it. The Parisian ladies, who lesd i'av fashions of Ihe woild, aie discounlenancirg i?ii only light lacing, but Ibt Use of corsets al all. So do not, it appeaia, aonie of our ladies. On Sat urday last, in ihe Second street market, near Urn. bard street, in lb. m,lrt oflhe "pressure," a lady fainted. She was car.iad iio Ihe open air. the usu I lestoralivashad been apphrd wilhoul effect, when some one perceiving aha had a very small uxtul, cut the lacing. After thia, ibe lady rsvivrsL Ii W lo be hoped thai her children, if she has any, will t lesrncU lellr r. J'hilad. Ledgir. t'tte Mormons, Am a st op Jo. Smith. Uy the annexed exirscl of piivste letter from highly respectable gen tlenisn residing near the Mormon City, (Nauvoo,) it appears that the scenes which few months since were enacted in Missouri, are in danger of til ing repeated in lows. There is a tract of 130,000 acree of beautiful land lylntf directly opposite the Mormon settlement on Ihe Mississippi River. This tract was given lo the Half Breeds of the Sac and Fox Nations by the United Slates, and has been purchased from them by the whites. Proceedings have been had in the Equity Court of Iowa to par tition these lands, and Commissioners appointed by the Court lo survey and divide them among the lawful claimants. Some months since, the title I, ing then un-ettlcd. Jo. Smith received revel it ion fiorn God to Ihe elf' ct that ihe Latter Day Sa nts should go in and possess this fair land, and enj.iy the liuits thereof. Accordingly there are ssid to be now about 2000 of these people residing on said lands who claim by the highest possible title, a title direct from Ihe Creator; and they seem de termined to set all human decreea at defiance. In addition 19 despoiling (he land of muth valuable timlier, they now forbid the commissioners and sur veyors, on pain of death, to attempt a survey anJ partition. The arrest or their leader, it is to be hopid, will prevent the execution of thicr threat. Kxtraet of a Letter from the vicinity nf. auvoo. "The excitement on both aides of the river against the Mormons is increasing very fast. The condu h of Jo. Smith end the other leadcis w such as no community of white men can tolerate. It is the entire abseuce of all moral and leligijua princi ple, that tendera them so obnoxious to the Gen tiles of all denomination, wherever they reside. "Jo Smith was yesterday arrested, between Nau voo and Quincy, by the authorities of Illinois, on a roqu aition fiom the Governor of Missouri. May justice be im ted out to him for his villsny. "Martin Harris, who was one of the witnesses t.i the book of Mormon, and who haa been for some time lecturing in Illinois against the Mormons, was found desd last week, having been shot through the head. He waa no doubt murdered. AVw York Jour. Com. Wild Cat's Kotlon of a Warrior. On Wild Cat's interview with Major Pierce, at Fort Pierce, the other day, he saw an iron pot which he recognised as having once belonged to him. "You call yourself a warrior," said he, "and yet you took that pot from the old woman. If it had Uen man, and taken in fair fight, it would have been your pot, but you frightened the squsw and captured the pot. That was not a warrior's act. I would as soon lake baby linen from a picca ninny, aa a pot from a squaw. But I am a wariior, and I want my pot.'' The gallant Major could not stand the force of ihe argument, Ihe pot was borne off, to glsdden the old woman with the delights of sof ky. Sf Augustine Sews. The following anuke story is told in the Louis ville Journal : A gentleman from Bardstown has told us a sin', gular snake story. A wealthy farmer, named Field, near that place, went the otl.er day to a sulphur ping upon his farm, wlieie kc found some of his neighbors, who pointed out lo him a hole into which they had just seen a ground hog run. Mr. Field at once thruit his arm into the hole, and, se.zing whit he suppo sed le be the ground hog drew it out, when it pro ved to be a tremendous rattlu-snal;e, having the very extraordinary twenty., mo rallies. The neigh bors, in alarm, retrejted from the spot, but Mr. F. grasping the snake firmly in one hand and drawing a clasp-knife from his pocket with the other, and opening it with his lee'.h, cut off the head of tho reptile, though not till he had been bit ten in both hands. He resorted as soon as he rould lo the utual antidotes, which wero effectual Our informant saw him several djvs after the incident in good health. Tux Ixjciiru llt-dressed. few daya ago, a young and handsome lady, whoe simple and al most wretched attiie formed a wide contrast lo her dittingue deportment, requested an interview with M. L , o Pari ian At orney. Sir," said she, "I have come to implore your aasislancc if you withhold it, death will be my only prosfiecl. About two years sgo I waa made to murrr M. do R , and brought him a dowry of 300,0b0f; from that lime aince, I have been the most miserable being in the world. My hut band, who is jealous, bru al, passiunale, miserly, makes inn endure evry imaginable torment ; for six months he has kept me confined in a room, of which he had the key, and where he alone had admitttnce, in order to bring .ne coarse and insuf ficient food. Yrsterdny evening I contiived to ef fect my escape ; I have spent the uighl in wumler- ing wherever chance might guide rue, and have now come to you ; with your assistance I shall certainly obtain separation." "All ibis iai xordingly whom, said Mr. L., and if your statement ia correct, I maks no doubt of success ; the separation will certainly be pro nounced." Ah! sir, I shall owe you more than my life ; I must confide to you all my immediate troubles; I have no relations in Psris, sml fled without ta king any thing with me. Thanks lo you, I shall certainly obtain suitable provision from ihe tribu nal, and prrrnis-iou lo retire into some religious ealabluhment until the proceedings are terminated ; but not till then!" "Until then, madam," replied M- L., "you may reside in my house ; my wife will, I am sure, im mediately place at your disposal any articles uf dross you may requite. Take confidence, and e l will go well." The attorney found himself overwhelmed with torrent of lhanka. On the same day, the inno cent, unfortunate, end persecaled lady took up her abode in his r ouse. She was furnished in abun dance with all thai was r.e'ewaiy in complete her jtoilt,!, linen, shawls, gowns, and even jewelry. The following day the young lady decamped, with all ibe paraphernalia. Meanwhile the attorney, who having drawn up his declaration was desirotrs of obtaining further information, innde Inquiries with respect to M. do R , who, to his great sur prise he learnt, was exceedingly rich, and hid a young and handsome wife, but the latter, happy in the love and kind behaviour of her husband, had nevei dreamed of complaining of him. En. paper. THE AMERICAN. Saturday, July 3, !84I. Democratic Candidate for Governor, Uen. IUTII) It. PORTER. fcj" See an advertisement in another column, of a proposed amendment to the new Constitution. tXj We refer our readers to a Bank Note List on our last page, which will be corrected wetkly by Bicknell's Reporter. dj We refer our readers to the address of the Central committee, published in this paper. It contains an able refutation of Ihe charges alleged against Gov. Porter by the opposition party. We shall hereafter publish such extracts from the other sddresses preceding it, that we may deem useful and interesting. tXj Graham's Magsxirre lor July has been recei ved. This periodical haa greatly improved. Cjr" "S. N." of Bahimare, who has sent us some verses entitled "En Passant," is reminded that all communications to insure attention, must be post paid. Jj" We perceive from our exchange papers a long the valley of the Surquthanna, that the grain does not look aa well as had been anticipated. The ravagea of the fly in the wheat are too plainly per ceptible to indulge in tho hope of even an ordinary crop this season. fXj" The Supervisor of the North Branch Divi sion of the Pennsylvania Canal, haa given notice that ihe water will be drawn off from Ihe Nanticoke Dam to Northumberland on lhat division, from the 12th to tho 20th of July next, both daya inclusive, for tho purpose of general repairs. fXj "Did you hear our Serenade last night, or waa you asleep !" Sarah and Ned, is il that you call those noisy In ata of yours. Why sir, I could have heard them a mile. 8j The Inst Miners' Journal quotes the price of Wheat, at l'oltsville, at 85 cents per bushrl. Grain must lie abundant in lhat neighborhood. iXj Twenty-Four dwclling-houMa were destroy- j ed by fire iu Elmira, N. Y., on the 1 7th ull. (f It ia said that by applying water in which leeks have Wen soaked, the flies will be prevented from 1. gluing on picture frames and painiing. tXj" 'I he remains of Gen. Harrison were re- j move J on Saturday last, and are now on their way, in charge of his son John Scott Harrison, and a committee from Cincinnati, to his late residence at Nuith Bend. Mr. Adams among a number of Abolition peti tion", presented one from Baltimore for his own expulsion from the house. He goes for the right of petition to the fullest extent. rXy" Maj. Generul M'Comb, commander in chief of the U. S. Army, diej recently at Washington. There will be some d fficully in filling his place. Generals Scott and Gaii.es were both applicants it the lime General M'Comb waa appointed. It had been the practice before to appoint the oldest. Their commissions bear the same dale; hence the diffi culty of deciding between them. The ncvl VeniliiT. I The time is now fast approaching when the j county convention will meet for the purpose of no minsting some suitable person for the legislature. It is all-impoitaut that the person selected should unite in himself Ihe entire confidence and strength of the party. It will be seen l y communication in this paper, that John M'Kinney and Daniel Fly mire of Turbut township have been recommended. They are both good demociats honest and indus trious farmers who would, doubtless, faithfully re present Ihe interest of the people. We havo also beard the names of the Hon. John Montgomery, David B. Montgomery and Stephen (ilaxe spoken of. There ia plenty of good material in the party. Il will he, huwever for the convention lo make the selection . Xfwsjiavr Crrilit. The Keystone complains, and not without rea son, thai injustice is frequently done them by edi tors of other paper, in taking extracts from tlut paper without the cuslomaiy credi1, We regret lhat the old and lime honored practice of giving credit lo whom credit ia due, should be so frequent ly oveilooked. Il ia but a few wieks since that we called the attention of wiekly paper in Philadel phia lo an article for which they gave us no ciedit. They apologised as editors should do on such occa aioue, but the very next week were guilty of the aime negligence, ia exlracliuj auoihci article with out credit to aay one. Qtiartnijire Boston Notion. The proprietors of this valuable paper will pub lish, on ihe 15ih of July, 1641, "lu largest sheet ever known. It will eooiain e printed surface of ! one bundled square fret. It wiU contain a seraioa, poem, novel, Ac. entire. Price 20 cents for one copy, or JSO per hundred. War upon the Soap Lock. It will t seen bt Ihe following extract of an or der, issued by the Secrelsiy of the Navy, that war of extermination is lJ be carried into Ihe camp of the soap lochs. These dou'jhty champlone like Sampson of old, are to be shorn of jl'ei' atrength, and brought down to common level with the' r"t of the human race. Whether or not they will shake the columns of the cspitol about the ears of the Secretary, before they submit to the degrading operation, time must soon determine. "No embroidery will herr-after be worn by cap tains or commanders in the Navy, and in several or the other grades changes are made in Ihe drear. The aime button is prescribed for a l officers, and none other than blue or white panlaloona or vests are permitted lo lie worn by any officer in the Na vy. When uniform is worn it mu-l be the entire full dress or the entire undress, and uniform is or dered lo be worn by all officers attached lo vessels, navy yards, stations, the reciuiling service or hos pitals. Strict ol odienre lo these older a ia enjoined. The hair of all persona in the Navy is to Ire kept short ; no part of the heard is to be worn long ex cept whiskers, which shall nol descend more than one inch below ihe lip of Ihe ear, and then in a line toward Ihe mouth." (" Communicated. J Mh. Epitob Permit me lo recommend, through the columns of your paper, John M'Kinney of Tur but as suitable candidate for the legislature. I would nlso add Daniel Frymire. If either of the above gentlemen were nominated, we are confident lliey would give entire aslisfaction to MANY OF AUGUSTA. Susquehanna and Title Water Canal Com panies. The following notice hss been issued to the cred itors of this corporation, from the President and Managers, on the subject of the obligations of the company in which they aay "lhat after every ef fort to procure funds for (he discharge of tho cur rent obligation of the companies, they have found it lo be impracticable, unlets al rates that would be ruinous. This sacrifice they do not feel justified in making." And going into the rmture of these obligations, Ac, they make the following propositon for fund ing them. "The undersigned therefore propose to fund the notes and debts (including the Tide Water Canal small notes) in the bonds of the company, bearing six M-r cent interest per aiium, payable semi anual ly and redeemable in five yeare each creditor lo receive at Ihe rate of $1 10 in bonds for evety $10(1 nf his cluims. And they trust that the character uf the aecuritie offered and their undoubted va'ue, as soon as a more regular slate of things shall be made lo prevail in Ihe money market, will induce the creditors lo act unhesitatingly upon the propo sition. For the purpose of carryiug into execution thia proposition, bonds will be prepared and lodged with Thomas B. Rutter, Esq. at the Faimer'e and Planter's Bank, in the city of Baltimore, and at ihe Company 'a Office in Philadelphia, where note holders can make Ihe exchange when it may suit their convenience. Or, as an alternative, Ihe undersigned offer the post notes of the Company, (in form similar to those heretofore used) at two years, with six cr cent, intereat, payable semi-annually, at the rate of ?104 for 100. The great object has been to complete the Canal, ond the undesigned never doubted that it would, when completed, furnish an abundant security for lis ci.. The Canul is completed so far as the main linn is concerned and is in fine navigable order. Il ia a work of incalculable value lo the country, end must from the great channel of trade from and lo the Nnith and West, especially of the heavy and bulky articles." JAMES HEPBURN, Pie's, JACOB H. HA I. DEM AN, SIMON CAMERON, IjtAAC LEA, WM. (i. HARRISON, JOHN C. BOYD, V M. BOSE, JOS TODHUNTER. HU. BOYLE. JOHN McKIN, Jr. The American Navy. Mr, Buckingham, the traveller, haa the following paragraph relating In the American Navy ; "The American Navy comprises at present, 1 three-decker of 120 guns, the Pennsylvania, built at Philadelphia, and said lo be ihe largest aliip in the world, capable of mounting 150 guns, though rated at only 420, and probably carrying no more at present; II two-tlcckers rated af 74 's, though capable of carrying from 80 to 90 guns eich i 18, fiigalca, of 61, 44, and 36 guns respectively j 16 sloois of 24 and 18 guns each; and 10 schooner. of 12 and 10 guns each making altogether only 56 vessels of every cls-a ; and yet small as it is ,n the number of its ships its sufficiency is o great, and the skill of its officers and searf.en ao conspicu ous, thst il is superior in actual foice to any other Navy in the wor Id, jcept that of Great Britain, and wou'd not shrink, aingle-handsxl, fiom a contest with it, un for gun, and mas) for man, with a probability of being victor." It is believed ky genlleraen possessing extensive means of information on the subject, ibal if ihe elate got imeiM thai I I able lo obta n ihe fond ulhot ixad ts be raided, by tbe last legisaiure, for the pai pose of pay ing for Ihe work already done o Ike public impiovemenla, thecenlraeiureand others, on erme of the lines al least, will go on wilh iheir la bor, and rely on the nexl legislature f.r compensa tion. On same points the Norlh Branch Canal for instance ihe wink is so near lis completion, that il ia a subject of sincere f egret lo all iuteremed in il, tbat the commonwealth was compelled, from dire necessity , to pause for a season, and tha hoi is still entertainer by them, hat some means will yet be deviled to csrry il on le completion. iHincari Sentinel. Fatal and tUsfrwctlve Pit. This morning, a lil'le la-fore 2 o'clock, the huge wholesale grocery store of Mutford At Alter, on Ihe north side of Market street, above Sixth, was disco vered lo he on fire. The flames spread very rapid ly, there being a large qantity of liqnor and com bustible goods stored in Ihe bulding, and notwith standing the prompt arrival and active exertiona of the firemen, the store, with almost its entire con tents, was destroyed the fire hevingbeen first com municated in the lower story rendering il impossible to remove "J monnl of property. Tbe atore next adjoining On :,,e l P"6"1 "0CCUPi-J. waa also destroyed. These were very huge, extending through to St. Jamee at. Th fire ia supposed to have been the work of incendiaries. Messrs. Mulford & Alter are insured for 24.000 dollars, which is thought lo be ample 10 cover their loss; their books and papr-rsy, In the counting room which is fire proof, remained safe. We regret, In additon to thia loss of projierty, In record a loss of life, caused by ihe falling of the front eave a massive piece of marble of the atore of Messrs. Mulford & Alter. Geo. Eisenhrey, a young gentleman in Ihe employ of Cave 5t Schaeffer, Druggists, a member of the Phoenix Hose Compa ny, wa killed, Francis Thomas, belonging lo the samo company, had an arm braken, and waa other wise badly injured, and Thomaa Hale belonging to the Resolution Hose Company, was slightly hurt. They were on a ladder at the time attempting to in troduce an attachment of hose into one of the upper windows. Philad. Nat. Gazette. Referring to the loss of life which occurred at this fire, the North American ssys The interior of the building waa in full blaze and the dense volumes of smoke, with en occasional glate of flame, alternately darkened and lit up tho Heaven. The floors of the building were cons tantly giving wsy, and il was by no means certain that the walls would nol fall outwarJ. At this cri sis, a ladder was placed against the building, and a fireman was seen aacending it high up as the thirj story. While calling upon those below him to pass up the pipe, which he was intending lo direct into the window, the stone cornice, which projected some distance, fell with a terrible crash. Young Eisen biey, who was near the bottom of the ladder, was in stantly crushed. The ladder was broken and Tho mas wss seen by the spectators to fall over back wards from near the third story. They were both immediately taken up and carried into the Market, whero Eisenhrey expired. Thomas fortunately es caped with only a broken arm and some other alight injuries. Mouteur Iron Work. The second Anthracite Furnace of Ihe Mammoth Twins, at this place, belonging lo Messrs. Biddh, Chambers V Co. was successfully blown in on Sat urday morning last, about II o'clock, under the auperindence of Mr. Wm. Trego. She is of the same dimensions as the other, the stack being 37 feet high and 37 I eel square al the basement, and 12 feet a. cross the boshes and she continues to work well, yielding No, 1, the finest grey metal, which judges pronounce to be equal if not sUierior to the !est iron ever mauulaciuicd al a charcoal furnace. The public al large and particularly the citizens ef our own State, arc greatly indebted to the energy and enterprise wilh which the proprietors have endea vored and succeeded to place the Anthracite Iron buisness on a solid and permanent foundation in this country. No one can foietell the many and substantial benefit w hich ihe w hole State nf Penn sylvania and particulaily this neighboihood, must and will eventually derive from (hi great and suc cessful experiment of manufacturing iron with An thracite. The iron and coal regions in England are the most populous, weabhy and prosperous, and why should it be otherwise here 1 Danville Intel. Grain Shovels. Amopgsl the costly and valuable improvements recently made in Dunville, Messrs. 8TRAUP Sc EVERETT'S Shop and Machinery Tor the manu factory of Scoop Shovels, is novel and inlerestiHg here, will be useful to the region, and we hope may prove a source of profit to Iheenterpiising, industri ous, and meritorious proprietors. Some of these shov els are now finished, and ready for the market, and we have no doubt but they will bear ihe test of use better than any shovel heretofore sold in this region of country. Vancilte Democrat. The Pardoning; Power. Loud and deep have bea n the reflections east by the federal parly upon Governor PoaTS, for what is falsely and maliciously termed his "ai'ise of the pardoning power." Like all the o'uer fliii'j eh,!, gea against Gov. Pobtxu, we ein however assure the public, that ther i. not . MW, ,eaon fo, the imputation, and Hut his conduct in'ihis lespeel, as in every olhe.;,will bear the teat of Ihe most rigij scrutiny, Gortasnn Pubtkb ncaiao ma orri- r,tCARIta HSS GB4STSB HWkl rABOOHS, THIS BAVB Bits WlilTIS IB THS TIMB Bf IS! ExBCVTIVB THAT Has IVBB rBICKDSB HIM ! has giasrled bo kind of paidon, which haa not been atrXATirar siistio airoas! These assertions, we are instructed lo say, will be rendered undenia bly apparent by a subsequent address of Ihe Demo cratic Central Committee, who have the btcbbobsi facts ia tkesr possession, and will in due season spread them before the public. Yeoman. flank of Ihe t'nlteal fttates Tbe present officer of thia Institution have given formal notice lhat an application will be read to the next Legislature, for certain amendments and altera tion in their charter, iy changing the Hame and alyle of ihe Corporation and body politic, and of the location thereof, and by reducing iha amount of il capital, and If such other akerationa and amend ments a may be deemed advisable, all of wh ch will be ael forth in their memorial. That list Mine and style of the said Corporation shall be "the State Bank of Pennsylvania," to be looted ro lh cily of Philadelphia, and lhat ils capital shall b reduced to a aura nol t xceeding Fourteen Million of Dollar. Bait. American.