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Andrew J. Ehey, Editor.
Thnndar, April SO, 1852.
JAMES BVCIIAXAX, of P.nnijlTnl-
DEMOCRATIC ELECTORAL TICKET.
OEOBGE "W. WOODWARD, of Luzerne.
WILSON McCANDLESS. of Allegheny.
Gen. EOBT. PATTERSON, of Philadelphia.
1 Peter Logan. 13. H. C. Eyer.
2. George H. Martin. 14. John Clayton.
3. John Miller. 15. Isaac Robinson.
4. F. W. Bockius. 13. Kenry Fetter.
5. R. McKay, Jr. 17. James Burnside.
6. A. Apple. 18. Maxwell McCasiin.
7. Nimrod Strickland. 19. Joseph McDonald.
8. Abraham Peters. 20. Wm. S. Callahan.
9. David Fister. 21. Andrew Burke.
10. R. E. James. 22. "William Dunn.
11. John McReynolds. 23. John S. McCalmont.
12. P. Damon. 24. George R. Barrett.
For Canal Commissioner,
WILLIA3I SEARIG11T, of Fnyettf.
Xtw Advertise inent.
Wm. Davis has associated with him in business
our young friend Mr. John Lloyd, a brother
printer, who will be prepared, as all printers
arc, to "do the thing up Lrown for cash or its
Wm. B. Hudson has received a fine lot of
watches which he will sell cheap, except on tick;
and a large stock of jewelry that must go off
like hot cakes.
The partnership of Beynon & Johnston is
dissolved but as neat clothes as ever, are "got
up" by the remaining partner, Lewis Beynon, at
the old stand.
The Main Liquor Law sustained a defeat, but
Petcrsberger at the Summit has not yet been
defeated in Lis efforts to sell "Ready-made
(.'lothing" at low prices. His hats, caps, and
Loots, suit the times.
Three gentlemen, capable of teaching "the
young idea how to shoot." can find employment
Mild the nice-ot town in tie State to reside in.
if application be made to the Secretary of the
board of school directors. See advertisement.
Wm. MTarlaud & Son, Hollidaysburg, adver
tise a splendid stock of furniture for sale.
There's a chance for a newly married couple to
cave a few dimes.
The '-Guards" parade on the 10th May.
We're in. Head Auditors Notices and Orphans"
The address of the Democratic State Central
Committee, in relation to this distinguished
Pennsylvania!), we commend to the attention of
The Plnnk Iload.
The survey of the Ebersburg and Jefferson
Plank Road being completed, sealed proposals for
the clearing and grading of the road and lay
ing of the plank, will be received at Jefferson
until the 20th day of May The route is quite
favorable, the deepest excavation or embankment
not being over twelve feet. The distance is 8
miles. AVe hope to take a drive with, "a pair
in hand," over the planks next full.
Hon. Janut ('iiiii)lxll.
A communication, sent us for publication, will
be found in another pait of to-day's paper, re
commending the above named gentlemen as a
proper person to be nominated and supported
by the democratic party at the next election to
11 the vacancy occasioned by the death of Judge
Coulter. We cheerfully endorse its every word,
find, should he be the nominee, we will go into
the fight with our coat off and sleeves rolled up.
certain of Cambria doing more than her real
duty, and confident of success.
The AVlilg Caucus at AVaahinpton.
The Whig party is certainly in a bad state of
repair. A caucus was held in Washington on
Tuesday, April 20, for the purpose of selecting
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the time and place for the holdinz of a National
convention. Senator Mangum of North Caro
lina was Presidcr t and Messrs. Chandler of
Pennsylvania, and Dockery of North Carolina,
Secretaries. Hon. umphrey Marshall, of Ken
tucky, offered a resolution adopting the Com
promise measures, which the President ruled
t no caucus.
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.uaiMiini itiiti inner souuicin
vh'gs then withdrew, stating that it was no
place for a whig to remain in. The caucus then
telectcd Baltimore as the place, and 1 Cth cf June
us the time for the meeting of the National Con
vention. The nnmo3 of the whigs who withdrew
arc Messrs. Morton and Brooke of the Senate ;
Marshall of Kentucky ; Gentry and Williams of
Tennessee ; Clingman and Outlaw of North Car
olina ; Stiothcr of Virginia ; Cabell of Florida ;
nd Moore and Landry of Louisiana.
i The nomination of Gen. Scott, we think, is
certain. An endorsement by the convention of"
the Compromise measures is beyond expectation
Ti e determination is to run Lim tuum on thi9
niLjcet. The entire South says it will not sub
mit. The people v ill not vote for any man who
hesitates to exj ress his opinions on questions of
vitnl importance to the country and to the pres
ervation of the Union, no matter how transcen
dent his military reputat'un. The kicking out
of Marshall's resolution produces an "imminent
deadly breach" in the w hig party, and it becomes
by this act sectional ; it nationality is lost, if
tic south remains true to its professions. In a
letter, recently written by Mr. Marshall, who is
undoubtedly, the most sagacious ns well as the
most talented whig member of the House of
Bepresciitntivcp, lie says: "j A is (Scott')
prttint pttiitiin he cannot obtain the vote of Kcn
tuc'y any more than he can cououand the powers
of htaren." And alluding to the probability of
fv letter bexrg written by Scott concerning the j
Compromise, he 6ays : " If he (Scott) writes, 1
all will dipend upon the sentiments he thall ex-j
prep; if be decs not write, he cannot hope to
obtain the v.-t of a .single s!a-. e-fcolding slate. I
and, as I understand it, the ntt canrit e'ect him.'" I
Marshall i a sensible uiHn.
The St. Charle3 Hotel.
This unsurpassed hotel, located in Pittsburgh,
which for a series of years has been so success
fully and sumptuously piovidcd for by D. 11.
Miller, Esq., is now under the management cf
Wm. S. Caxpbeil, Esq., late Superintendent of
the Portage Railroad. In charge of such a man
the patronage of the St. Charles cannot but
largely increase, and we hesitate not to state
that the entire attendance and arrangements of
the house will be such, as to make it the most
pleasant and desirable hotel in the "Smoky Ci
ty." Mr. Campbell is a gentleman aptly quali
fied for the laborious duties of the undertaking,
and if assiduous exertions on his part to pleasc
and gratify his guests, give him unbounded suc
cess, he is sure to receive it. lie leaves hosts
of friends in Cambria, who, in parting with one
whom they have so long known, but to esteem,
express the hope that he may reap rich rewards
from his splendid hotel, and who will ever be re
joiced to learn that he 13 enjoying health, hap
piness and prosperity.
Mr. Samuel J. llcnshaw has became proprie
tor of the "Exchange Hotel" Johnstown, Pa.,
and will always be "on hands" attending faith
fully to the interests of his guests. His known
fitness and experience as "mine host," is suffi
cient guarantee for an excellent house and boun
tifully supplied table.
The "American House," Hollidaysburg is be
ing entirely refitted and repaired. Win. Rey
nolds Jr., has purchased the property, and his
determination is to make the house evual, if not
superior to any in the interior. The arrange
ments are decidedly city like, in fact we always
feel as if we were in the centre of a small city,
when in Hollidaysburg at the "American." We
had an eleven o'clock lunch there the other day.
Thanks to John.
P. n.n Potts, known far and near as a
landlord who delists in makln" his friends
"feel at home'' when they call to see him, is
now the proprietor of the "Exchange," Holli
daysburg. His card will be found in another
column, and he will glad at all times to see the
Lard fisted mountaineers cf Cambria at the "Ex
change." Dentil of Hon. Itlchard Coulter.
This much esteemed citizen and eminent ju
rist, died at his residence in Westmoreland Co.,
Tuesday night, 20th April, after a brief illness
The Pittsburg Chronicle, a neutral paper, says :
"Mr. Coulter, elected by the people one of the
Supreme Judges of the Slate, was selected to
fill the longest term. He was considered one cf
the soundest lawyers in the State. On the Bench,
he was looked up to by older brothers, and his
j&1,iuions rt.garded with the utmost deference by
the highest legal authorities of the age.
The recent sudden death of the
Hon. Richard Coulter one of the Judges of the
Supreme Court will necessarily impose upon the
people the duty of looking about for a compe
tent successor. Already several names have
been suggested, any of which if selected I
have no doubt, from their taknts and legal Icaru
ing would discharge their duties creditably to
themselves and the people. The democracy of
the State owe it to themselves to see that the va
cancy is filled by one of their own number, and
to no one will their attention be mure readily
directed than to the Hon. James Ca3;I'Eell.
It is hardly necessary at this late day to en
ter into a detail of his qualifications' to discharge
the duties of that high and responsible office,
nor to refute the oft repeated tale of his ene
mies of incompetency. The satisfactory man
ner in whieh he discharged h'.s duties as one of
the Judges of the Court of Common rieas for
the city and county of Philadelphia for the last
ten yeais is a sufficient guarantee, that in any
station he would not fail to meet the expecta
tions of the people. 7e is well known to be
ilpvriti'd tn tlto l iri itp i find rjif'i'iiippq tlio
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Democratic party, and Ins exertions to promote
their success, may in some measure account for
the manner in which he has heretofore been so
bitterly opposed by the Whigs and Natives of
Philadelphia city and county. But this fact
should only induce tLe Democracy of the State
to rally more closely around Lim, and prove
i tit v iifiicrr t? cnt.hnn tlio clMi?iir,wiic i.l1 flirt t-..i.
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His recent defeat should not be regarded
as an argument against his selection again, but
his having been lie fore the people last year I
consider favorable. He is well known : his name
has became familiar to the people of the whole
I State ; and his nomination by the party again
j would induce it to march to the polls in solid
column, with the determination and certainty of
success. That he enjoys the confidence of his
party 13 evident from the large vote he received
in the State Convention by which, lie was nom
inated ; from the manner in which he was sus
tained by the one hundred and tiventg-six thou
sand democrats of the State at the polls, and
from his having been selected by Gov. Eigler
to fill the important office of Attorney General
f ir the State, which he now holds.
His defeat was effected by a well concerted
scheme of misrepresentation, and trickery car
ried on throughout the State, and now that the
opportunity is offered, the democracy owe it to
themselves, to see that he is elevated along side
of those with whom he was associated upon the
ticket last fall, and in whose election they could
triumph with the satisfaction of Laving sustain
ed a consistent member of the party, rebuked
disorganizes, and in some measure meted out
to them retributive justice. CAMBRIA.
Tlie ?Iichlgmi Illork.
Detkoit, April 11. The block of native cop
per which was ordered by the Legislature of
Michigan as the contribution of this State to the
National Monument, was shipped this morning
to Buffalo. The block is three feet Ion? by
twenty-one inches broad, and nine inches thick,
weighs 2100 lbs. The designs on this blockare in
Michigan nntivo silver, and consist of the arms
of the State with her mott j - Ikr trust is in the
FRC33 GtR 23XCIEAKC1:?-
K2.The Snow on the mountains beyond Cum.
berland, Md., on Monday week, was over filtcen
BgXThe Virginia Whig Convention express,
ed its preference for Millard Filiuiore fur Presi
dent over all other candidates.
E?2L.The New York Horning Star, a popular
daily paper, prefers James Buchanan above all
other gentlemen who have been named for the
E2uThewbigs are fighting in Congress con
cerning the Presidency about as fiercely as the
democrats have been. Time about is fair play.
EglThe National Theatre, Boston, was en
tirely destroyed by fire on the 22d inst. Loss
8?,The whig delegation from Ohio to a Na
tional Convention, are for Scott, with a single
JGjOj-A young poet out West, in describing
heaven says : "It's a world of bliss, fenced in
BrUKissing is a luxury; should be indulged
in with "an appetite," and not nibbled at as if
it were "a pizan."
JCg-The man who don't take the pwvcvs wants
to know whether Lola Montes is native of Phil
adelphia or Pennsylvania. He says that he has
forgotten which of these States she belongs to.
E?VA man advertises for & "competent per
son to und-.rtakrr the sale of a new medicine,"
and adds: "That it will be profitable to the
undertaker." No doubt of it.
E-Vermonters live to t great age, as is well
known. There are two mm up there so old,
that they have forgotten vho they are, and no
neighbors are living who can remember.
E2X.It is stated that II m. Geo. W. Woodward
was tendered the vacant seat on the Supreme
Kcncb, but declined ; it was then offered to lion
Thomas S. Bell, who will likely accept.
k-VjA gentleman being asked whether he was
seriously injured when a steam boiler exploded,
is suid to have replied that he was so used to
being blown up by his wife, that mere steam had
no effect on him.
Quoth Smith to Jones, it re-ally is a sin
You do not get your pretty house fenced in :
Quoth Jones, you're wrong; the place is fe-nced,
My wife is all the time a rating round it.
gjrflA country editor describing a dance at a
village ball, says: "The gorgeous strings of
class beads glistened on the heaving bosoms of
the village belles, like poltbed rubies resting
on the delicate surface of warm apple-dump-l'.ngs."
gig The Great Northwest. It has been
computed that the Northwest Territory belong
ing to the United States, and now without white
inhabitants, if as densely populated as Belgium
would support over one hundred and ninety
seven millions of souls ! Here is food for
3 A lawyer iu Ireland, who was pleading
the cause of an infant, took the child in his arms,
and held him up to the jury, suffused in tears.
This had a great effect, until the opposite lawyer
asked the child, "What makes you cry?"
"lie's pinching me," was the answer. The
Court roared with laughter.
rt'Ncii says: "A great change has ta
ken 1 Lice iu the romantic literature of France.
The productions of such writers as Eugene Sue
have given place to an entirely new class of
compositions. The only works of fiction, in the
French language, that are now published, are
the Government newspapers."
j"ln 1S25, Lafayette, while in Cincinnati,
was asked as to affairs in France. He said Lou
is Phi'lippe would be king and so it came to
pass five years afterwards, and principally
through Lafayette. Louis Phillippe was then a
schoolmaster near Fittsburg. One of our citi"
zens now living was present when the "Mar
quis" made the prediction.
ftyWAsinyciToN, April 22. The Committee
on Elections in the House, this morning, in the
case of Col. Heimlich B. Wright, contest ir.g the
seat of Henry M. Fuller, as Representative in
Congress from the Lucerne District lViinsvIvan
ia, reported a resolution declaring Mr. Fi.ller's
seat vacant, on the ground that the election was
illegal, and asking a new election. The matter
was passed by informally, but will be called up
in a day or two for final disposition.
EjVAjierica and Esc.lanp. A challenge
has been received from Mr. Make, of the Brit
ish Yacht Club, by Commodore Stevens, of the
New York Yatch Club, to try the Yankee speed
and bottom once again, in the British seas.
The Commodore of the Young America, like a
modest wan, cannot think of boating John Bull
twice in his own waters but politely invites Mr.
Mare to visit the New York seas, where Old
England will be received with every degree of
hospitality, and be done for in first rate style.
fcgyMrs. Bloomer, at the recent Woman's
Temperance Convention at Rochester, appeared
in the costume which bears her ow n name. Her
dress and trowscrs were of "silver grey'" silk,
the prevailing color relieved by a lighter figure :
she wore a short turban. In the street, she
wears a white beaver hat, ia 'fiat' style, mid her
appearance is very unique. Mrs. Stanton, was
also clad in the new costume. Her dress was
of black satin. Her hair, which is slightly sil
vered was cut short, and "shingled," which, to
gether with the close fitting dress, gave her ra
ther a masculine appearauce.
gyOnc of the Whig members of the Rhode
Island Legislature, from Providence, is Christo
pher Columbus Potter. Anicricus Yespucius
Potter, his twin brother, was an unsuccessful
candidate on the Democratic ticket, but there
being no choice of a sixth representative, Amer
icus was re-nominateel by the Democrats, for
the vacancy, and elected. To the other coinci
dents may be added, that these brothers, resem
ble each other so closely, that none but their
most intimate acquaintances can distinguish
j TitEMrsDors Land Sims. A land slide oc
curred yesterday, on Conl Hill, belcw Jones'
Ferry. By a slide in the hill, the extensive vial
manufactory of Lorenz & Wigbtmau was carried
It was feared that a great amount of damage
would be d.-ne before morning, as the earth was
becoming detached from the rocks and threaten
ed the destruction of the window glass factory
belonging to the same firm, also a school house
and a row of brick houses. ntfslurg Post, 23
gT"The Battle of Lexington wa3 fought on
one of the warmest days of the very warm and
early spring of 1775. Indeed, it is generally
understood that the heat on the day of the bat
tle was so great as to cause much distress among
the British troops on their retreat from Con
cord, while the spring was so forward that on
the 10th of April the cherry trees were in full
blossom, which has been the case but two or
three times siuce lG7i, and which, judging from
the present appearance of the weather, will uot
this year be the case until tlie 19th of May.
IvossutU in 'assacliusett.
Si'BIXCfielk, April 24. This morninsr, at a
quarter to 10 o'clock, Kossuth addressed a large
audience in the Rev; Dr. Osgood's church. Kos
suth delivered a long speech from the pulpit.
He commenced by saying that the place was ap
propriate, inasmuch as his cause was areligious
one. He praised the States of New Ftvrlnml I
above the other States of the country. He
taunted the American people on their Govern
ment being swayed by foreign influence, and
not being a power on earth. He adverted to
the opposition he received in this country, and
said he understood itvery we-11. After the
speech in the church, he proceeded to the ar
mory, escorted by the Horse Guards and the
Select Men. At one o'clock he leaves for North
ampton. Nobthami'to.v, April 21 Kossuth left Springy
field by the special train, and arrived here at 3.
He addressed a large audience in the old North
ampton Church, but his speech was a very poor
One. much of It beiri" tliAannm oa fio r,., .lr.
q " I v.. V'll V. V l
livercd at Springfield. A portion of it was also
in bad taste, and gave offence to many citizens.
He said that the American people possessed all
the elements of greatness, but that th.-i did not
act as a great nation. He came out virtually a-
gainst the Maine Liquor law. The people ucre
dizajpoinftd with his iloqwnce. The admission
was by Hungarian oonds, for which purpose five
hundred dollars worth were sold. Manv per
sons, however, were admitted free. Jenny Lind
(Mrs. Goldschmidt) and her husband were pres
ent. She attracted nearly as much attention
Ile 1VU1 he Sustained.
Governor Bigi.eh's Vetoes. The vetoes of
Gov Bigi.ee receive the approval of the people
everywhere. We frequently hear persons who
strenuously opposed hi? ekction, speak warm
ly in his praise.
The following, from the Philadelphia Sun, a
paper that warmly advocated the election of Gov
Big leu's opponent, is a sample of the commen
dations we daily hear:
"We are much gratified that we have not been
deceived in Gov. Eigler, with reference to his
views on banking monopolies. The veto power
is safe in such hands. Wc think other develop
ments will produce similar results. Our State is
averse to the creation of any more monopolies.
If increased capital is required to meet business
demands, let us have Free Banking. It is the
only democratic plan, and will meet favor with
all classes of our citizens, except those already
interested in the huge monopolies which oppress
men of business, instead of assisting them. Let
Gov. Bigler go on as he has commenced, and
Pennsylvania will see brighter and happier
Peiiimyl vania Legislature.
Haukisbi f-g, April 24.
Senate. The Committee on I'inancc report
ed the General Appropriation Bill, with sundry
Mr. Crabb read in place, a bill authorizing
t':c Trustees under the Will of John Angue, to
improve certain real estate.
A bill was also introduced relating to last
Wills and Testaments.
The bill to prevent frauds in the sale of anth
racite coal, was taken up in Committee of the
Whole, and passed to a second reading.
The Senate then took up iu Committee of the
Whole, the General .Appropriation Bill as repor
ted from the Committee on Finance, and the
w hole bill was read and then laid aside.
IIoise. The bill to incorporate the Lacka
wanna Iron and Coal Company was taken up
and passed finally.
The Senate amendments to the bill apportion
ing the State for the election of Representatives
in Congress were then taken up and non-concurred
in, and Messrs. Bonham, Wise ami Broniall
appointed a Committee of Conference on the part
of the House.
The Congressional Apportionment Bill came
hack from the House with the non-concurrence
cf that body in the amendments of the Senate.
On motion, Messrs. Evans, Haslctt and Guern
sey, were appointed a committee of Conference
on the part of the Senate.
The Speaker, Mrv Walker took the floor
and moved that the Senate proceed to the con
sideration of the bill incorporating the Erie City
Bank at Erie, which had recently been vetoed by
The bill was accordingly taken up and passed
finally yeas 18; nays, 12.
The bill to erect a new County out of parts of
Indiana, Jefferson, Cambria and Clearfield, to be
called Pine, was taken up and passed Commit
tee of the Whole, but the House refused by a
vote of, nays 23, to nays So, to proceed to its
The bill relating to goods, wares and merchan
dize remaining in warehouses in this Common
wealth for the period of twelve months unclaim
ed, was considered ami passed finally.
The Bill to incorporate the North Philadel
phia Plank Road was pasted finally.
The Freshet at the Vet.
Pittse t"KG, April 21.
The freshet in the rivers here is the most did-
asfrous sL.ce 18C2. A much larger amount
property has been destroyed than at any previ
ous hood. However, the river is now lallm
fast, so the greater danger is over.
It will be some days before we will be able to
tell the actual number cf lives lost, or the a
mount of property destroyed.
The steaml oat navigation on the river is en
tirely suspended, as the boats cannot pass under
the Wheeling bridge, cwing to the high stage of
The lowea part or point of this city and the
water front of Allegheny city, are both under
The little towns ot Birmingham and Temper
:u.. 1 a- t ,t ,
anceville have suffered much damage, and are
partially under water.
The damage in the interior must have been
very great judging from the vast quantity of
drift stuff which floated past the city.
It is estimated that from three to five hundred
rafts have been carried away and broken up by
The tow ns of Rochester, Bridjrewater. Sharon.
and Fallston, on the Beaver river, thirty miles
below this city, are under water to a great ex
tent. The accounts from all directions show that
the flood has been most disastrous on its course.
The western cars, on account of the freshet,
have suspended running this week.
The Pennsylvania canal, as far as known, is
The engine of the city water works is under
The Chronicle gives an incident, which we
copy with pleasure.
On the Allegheny side, a woman and mother,
who had been almost exhausted in rescuing her
children from a house nearly under water, mis
sed her hold, and fell into the surge beneath.
She was soon swept out into the stream, and
was being borne down its raging bosom with
fearful rapidity. Her clothes spread wide and
bore UP. and whn nur tl.
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she attracted the attention of the multitude
which lined the banks. Directly a youDg man
was seen plunging in to her rescue;
Like a rich conquest in one Land he bore her,
And with the other dashed the saucy waves,
That thronged and pressed to rob him of his
he struggled on with determined energy, uatil
half dead himself he saved her from a waiery
grave. The intrepid man is Charles Lct.is, a
resident of our city.
TLe Morgantown, Ya., Mirror, of the 17th
instant has further particulars of damage done
by the flood along the Monongahela and its tri
butaries. On West Fork river three mills and
twenty-six buildings were swept away, leaving
eleven families houseless. Four hedges were
At West Brownsville an unfinished steamboat
w as swept away from the yard of Messrs. Cox
Laneheart. Captain Pringle also lost a fine
boat. Messrs. Watkins & Co., of the Browns
ville Iron Works, lost their warehouse, 150 kegs
of spikes and 20 tons of bar iron. At Monon
gahela city the damage was about 2000. The
injury to farms, kc, was very great
iu the ag-
?Ir. liuchanaii In Alabama.
It is now certain, and admitted by every can
did observer, that the vote of the entire South
ern States, with the exception of Maryland and
Louisiana, will be cast in the National Conven
tion for James Bi ciianan-. This opinion has al
ready been endorsed by many prominent South
ern journals. The Mobih Register, the leading
Democratic paper in Alabama, states that 'the
Democratic State Convention in Alabama ires unan
imousor Bucuanax." The Charleston Mercury,
another able paper, thus comments on this fact:
y nave neretoiore pursued statements,
which we consider reliable, that avervlanreina-
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jonty of he Georgia and the irginia Conven-
rr 0c Vl eiereuce. n e incline to
'"V,1" u,!"' w uu lue "cepuon 01 .viaryiand
uuu A-uuisiiiua., tut i oj me enure douitern del
egations, in the L'altimore Convention ti t'!! be given
From "Washington City.
Vli!MVi-Tnv 1 . 1 Ol
Chevalier Ilulsemann has obtained leave of
absence from his government, for an indefinite
-eriod, and will shortly leave for Europe. This
has been, granted him in consequence of his rep-
reseutation, that he could hold no intercoutse t,f
any kind with Mr. Webster. He will, therefore,
aosent nimseii ti;i .Mr. weoster retires trom the
State Department. The friendly relations be- !
twecn the two governments are not, however, in
Gen. l'lorcs' movements in Ecuador, are des
tined to be of more importance than is general
ly imagined in this country. It is known here.
that he is supported by the governments of Chili j
euezuela, and Peru, and 111 reality, that he
represents the law and order party.
Execution at Richmond for Piracy.
Richmond, April 23.
Tie extreme penalty of the law was executed
to-day upon Beid and Clements, who were con
victed some weeks since of murder on the high
seas, and a short time since respited by the
President for two weeks. The execution took
place in the valley in the rear cf the City Alms
House, and was witnessed by an immense crowd,
and three companies of military were on the
ground to preserve order. Gordan Hatcher, a
slave, was also executed at the same time for
killing an overseer. Beid died calm and collec
ted, betraying no fear. Clements was much af
fected, and was with difficulty supported upon
Pennsylvania Canal Western Xaviga
Pittsbvkg, April 24. There is fifteen feet
of water iu the river aud falling. The Cincinna
ti packets are resuming their trips to-day.
They can uow pass under the WhocliDg bridgo
-1 Revolution in 77!
The Washington correspcrdent oft
republican, thus .peaks of a new ?5LIM
of : ha been before snoken r.f
which threatens a complete
son, the inventor of the Ericsoa rror
engine has been built, and tried Jj r
-and uses only ninety pounds of coal'f"' U
Eo-.Icrs ers dispersed with arf ij
you can well imagine what a revolution
effect in the ocean steam marine wLer v"
vessels carry 900 to 1000 tons of coal f ,
age. There will be no danger of T'
j .-q BUI i. i.ue fpi. r,. .
intended for a large sta steamer, in cour,
struction at New Ynrt- .i .1 - . . J, -s-
j Bv' keuiner, in cou
- struction at New York-and the I
I . .... . - ' a0iC
over a muiion of dollars. Men of : 7
not be likely to invest oi. . ' U
a dubtful experiment, and vou :JC'-4
information w ith a reasonable assuranr? I"
v-wLUa. ie engine can be apDrel ,
nuu 10 your printing macLi'
every thing of the kind."
The Late Freht.
Wilkes b a nRE, April 24.-v il ,
1; ,..!. . - "J irota tl.
iov- 01 lue orm .urancn Canal tv, ,
ished work has, in many places between
l:niinni'l- on.l 1 i latI-
10.. auuu, oeen entirely ser
way, and heavy loss must result U the c'f---'.!
tors, many of whom vn-ro rw..-,..- "L'4:"
t, : : 1 -l aimg l0 r
- Ulilny places tae whole o' -1
secuons nas leen destroy j
THE STATE CEXTKAL COMMlTTrr
The Stfo fWf-ni r-,.:.... -11 TEE.
vv.llul .mmiufe met cu v....
day, April 17, at the Merchant's Hotel in "R
do'phia. Present 1t IT,,, -,, m
, ..... jX.5J uairman: 1! - u
Dock, of Dauphin: Messrs. Ffv,.v r.7
Kneass, and Badger, of PhiladeljLia- y-'
ciAMBAicii, 01 Lancaster; Mr. Paekk,
ruburg; vjr. Mixsell, of Ncrthnmrt-.
Welsh, of York ; Mr Clarke, of Wes!nZ
Mr. Maeshall, of Lebanon. Mr. Vrvv
Susquehanna; Mr. Leisit.e, of GrctLc;
L.AMBEKTON, of enango, were rer,rr.r. -i
otner members of the Committee.
Wm. Crr.Tis, of Philadelphia, and WM. Hv-,
itLsn, 01 lork, were appointed Scent -,
Several communications were recoJw.?
resolutions were adopted requestir- tv
of the Committee to call on thcDcmtmu - l'
tors and Delegates for the usual pleJ-ts f ;
The Chairman submitted the f.illowir ; fc.
eiress, which was read and unanimous ,1
To the People or the I ,, It, ,i .,.,
v x j . lIieiPLir.'! I i iTT" TV T .ia 9
by the Convention w hich assembled t u-..
bure. on thp 4th r.f 1..... 1 . , .
due to their
--uij uii'j iu i 1 1 1 i.rt-T'
throughout tlie Union, to address vou on a
ale uomt rflnflrxr tn tv. . .
The choice of tho nov- Jr. 1.:.. ,
very emr.hatie.ill v n
-oa- a. villi? i ILia .5
now as she has been for ten years past, in
of James Buchanan. Some of the IVIi-k,;.
however, and a few of Mr. Buchanan's pcr.iri
enemies, have endeavored to create the impres
sion abroad that he is not popular here. S.ne
have gone so far as to assert, that if nominated
he could not carry the electoral vote cf thi
The purpose of this address, 13 to give L.i:
assertion a distinct and emphatic contradictiv!: :
In our own names and iu the name of the grea
party which has made us its representatives, we
pronounce all such statements wholly false.
The present attitude of the Democratic prtj
in this State, is of itself, win n rightly consider
ed, a standing and most eloquent proof that tie
allegation referred to cannot be true. Mr. Eu-
f 1 J "1 ) I 1 llAQ T. . . f V.w, . 1. I . ...
.Hri-.t,. uv ).;.
" "-j utvu uiuuut lorwaru as a t-
The earnest an j sincere
attachment of Lis fellow citizens who
i,:.,. :n .... . . v. , . .. ,., , .
f-.'"i, win 1101 ue uouoicd. is 11 iiKfiv, ;i
vitll 6ucll fccli hey wouIJ Cek tf
Lim and tbemselve3 to the mortification of de-
, fcut ? Still more absurd would be the opinic
that a people as true-hearted and zealous in tie
support of Democratic principles, as these viio
compose the great body of his friends, would le
willing to endanger the success of the party I'J
the nomination of a weak candidate. VYhen bus
I the Den)cracy of Pennsylvania been wanting in
! fidelltv 10 thr brethren ? When have we tried
I t0 destroJ the hopes of our political associate?,
or attemPteJ 10 impose on them bv any faise
Pretenc? whatever ? We feel that we can con-
""C""J " prouuiy, claim lor our party i
this State, a character too L3:h to be su.-retd
of uncandid, double dealing. Besides, our n?
tives for desirine the nomination of the strer.z-
est man in the Union, are as powerful as foe.
which operate on other minds. We are embar
ked iu the same ship w ith yon, and haveasuct-p
an interest as any of you in choosing a phot
will take us safely through the perils oftLevr;
agc. It is because we believe that Mr. Euchas
an's availability is greater than that of any oth
er man (though not for that reason aloue) tb:
we urge his nomination.
If we are entitled to the credit of sincerity, '
remains only to show that we are not mis:akfa
our judgment. We claim to know what u
state of public feeling on this sulject is
not nns;ilil tl:t. iiiAtrittia .-if tlifl Tal"tV e'431
laboring under a delusion about so plain
as the popularity of one of our own citizens,-0
has been the subject of more or less discu0
in public and private for a quarter of a century
To say that three-fourths of a Convention,
chosen from among the people, and coming 10
gether from all parts of the State, misrepresen
ted their constituents in mere ignorance, is
a little less degrading than the assertion
they have done so by design.
Again: It ia known to every tolerably
informed man in the countrj-, that there is
reason to be found in Mr. Buchanan's history 0
character which would have the least ie"- '
character which wouiu nave mc
to make him unpopular. His great talents
acknowledged. IIeha3been faithful to J
trust with w hich he has been charged.