Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, March 21, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated March 21, 1856 Page 1
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15v e. w . mnvu w. NEW SERIES. -5 elect Poc t r Ti. '• iljirie with I s!" •-Tarry with me, O my Saviour, For the day is passing by, Se" the shades of evpning gather' And the night is drawing nigh. Tarry with me! tarry with me! Pass rue not unheeded by. o.Vfanv friends were gathered round me, In the bright day - of the past; But the grave has closed above them, And I linger herd'the la-t; 1 am lonely: tarry with me. Till the dreary night is past. ••Dimmed for me is earthly beauty; Vet the spirit's eye would lam Re t upon Thy features: Shall I seek, dear Lord, in vain? Tarry with me, () my Saviour! Let trie see thv smile again. • •Dull my ear to earth-born music; Speak thou, Lord, in word-, ot cheer, Feeble, tottering my footstep-, Sinks my heart with sudden fear; O-t Thine arms dear Lord! around me, Let me feel thy presence near. ♦•Faithful memory paints before me Every deed and thought of sin; Open thou the blood-filled fountain, Oleanse my guilty sou! within; Tarry thou iorgiviug Saviour! Wash me wholly lrom my sin. ••Deeper, deeper grow the shadows. Paler now the glowing west; Swift the night of death advances— Shall it be the night of re-i' 'i'arrv with me, () my Saviour, Lav my head upon thy breast. •■Feeble, trembling, fainting, dying, Lord I <-a-t myself on Tbee; larry with me through the darkness! Wtnle I -leep -till watch by rne, Till the morning, then awake me. Dearest Lord to dwell with Thee." SPi-i-lii OF HON. (. 11. Blfk.lLKtV, fi lore the Democratic State Convention, .March 4-, 18oG. Mr. President anil gentlemen of the Conven tion—it is scarcely a fit thing to set cold meals feline a company after a fast; but sir, this is ao occasion when the feeble may sland up, ami even the iil come forward. I have but little to say. ami as f have been much in the habit, of recent years, of sjieakinjj to business questions and confining myself to the question, I shall do so at fr.ts time, Mr. President, this Convention is composed ofone hundred ami thirlv-three members. It is lull. No delegate is absent lrom Ins place in this Hall. I "(ion the first vote Ibr the selection of a candidate to be presented bv Pennsylvania to her sister States, one hundred and twenty • iglit gentlemen are placed upon the record in favor of a distinguished personage not now resi dent within the limits of our State, although a native of it, nor within the limits of the [inited States or contiguous territory, but located be vi.inl three thousand miles of dreary water, and tin re dnoharging with distinguished ability (he • uties attached to the position which he bonis. No intrigue attaches to flits nomination, it has not been begotten in caucus nor its the brain el any human being who expected therefrom personal advantage or promotion. Whatever nay have been said of previous conventions i:i this Comtn >nwealtli or el>ewh"r—whatever of reproach or of doubt mav have heretofore al 'aehed to anv transaction in which our proud and gallant party has been concerned, (his tran- Jt'.nn, this event, stands upon at) elevation "here reproach dot I. not assail it. (Great a [>- Nr. liom whence comes this nomination by the Convention here as"inble<l ? It comes from ■he hearts and the judgments of the people ol Pennsylvania. (Cheer*.) That is the quarter bom whence it proceeds, and here is the proof of if. One hundred and twenty-eight votes of bus body, lacking but five of the entire number, were give ( , with promptness and alacrity for the nominees oft lie Convention. Four gentle- Men voted under the pressure of instructions tar another, but immediately afterwards, after 'hat technical duty was discharged, they enroll ed themselves along with their colleagues for hie candidate nominated. One gentleman on ly, did not join in the nomination, but he is just ■' s Certainly committed, and just as sure evenlu -hy to be-enrolled with the others, as any fu ture event can be certain. He voted for the nominee ol the Cincinnati Convention. We hsve him there ! (Applause.) Mr. President, 'hishas been the action of the Convention.— '"Hsrr.uch lias been done and well done. It has been accomplished at the" right time and in '"" r <i:ht way. ft has proceeded from just and proper motives, and is emphatically sanctioned >. and based upon, the judgment and convic 1i, B of the people. \<>w, sir, what next? An ther duty of this Convention will be to select 'gentlemen to represent our Commonwealth '"•r State—jo the Convention at Cincinnati.— hey u ill go there charged with (he message w hich we have prepared. And what is that •'v-age ? jt j s as | i of the assembled Repre sentatives ol the thirty odd States of the L'nton, '"concur with us in this work which we have '-"n, in all honesty and in all earnestness; '■ i'h deep conviction of its justice, of its wi.s dom, and of the necessity which has suggested •nil which sanctions it. We have spoken here, ' OUr speech has been put upon record. And •'•fi nas been sent trembling along the wires. SSk <!sa t\ j with the swiftness of lightning, to the remotest corners of the confederacy, this voice, thus ut tered. What next ? As a business question for 1 am speaking with that id-a predominant | what next is to be done ? Why, sir, we are . to convince our party fiiends in other States that we are right, and that duty and policy re- j quire them to go with us. That is the point to which our common and united efforts should j now be directed. And of what can we assure ; them to induce them to go with us in the action proposed ? Why, we can assure them with u- j nited voice and uilhou' hesitation, that the electoral vote of this Slate will be given to the candidate whom we have named. We can tell them with entire truth, that members of the op- i posite party by hundreds and thousands have j been considering the nomination of Mr. Huchan- ! an, and stand ready to en.iorse it. If he be I nominated, they are with us. I know many such. I have heard, and others have heard, many such voices of late, of active members of what was recently the Whig party. This nom ination, therefore, has strength vastly beyond the limits of our own party. It grasps and col lects the suffrages of honest, ind pendent, patri otic men, who have never before been udtij us. What more need we urge upon the Demo cratic party of other States and those represent- j ing them? Why, sir, we can point them to the fact, that at this moment, from the Atlantic coast westward, through all the Central States, where | the battle of the Constitution is to be fought out. ■ there is no man who can he named as the peer and equal, on grounds of fittness, of the candi date whom we have named. The distinguish ed citizen of Michigan, long and favorably ; known to our people, is not beiore the country in connection with this subject. Excepting one or two, of ail the great men who commenced public life thirty or forty years ago—of all that j band of worthies that have distinguished the i history of our own State, or of the general gov eminent, from these Middle States, and espe cially from Pennsylvania, there is but one proud, hold head \et above the waves. {Applause.] Some of thern have been struck down by the hand of death—some have fallen away from us in the pressure ol hot contests, and hom apos tates at first, have become open and eventually ! insignificant enemies. [Applause.] And, some ; have been found otherwise unfit for, or unwor thy of the continued confidence and respect of the people. But, sir, through all vicissitudes, when our glance has gone abroad in search of lb" faithful and the great, one figure has fixed i attention and commanded respect. There has j been with him a steady virtue and a mental power, thai have confounded his enemies and ! fixed him firmly in the affections of the peo- Plf> ' - r i V* lon we have looked, of recent years, for j one wbo stood up like a whole man in former j times, and vet stands up; who has travelled through the storm and the tempest with unirn- j paired power and popularity, hut one man meets j the expectant gaze, and that man is James Rn- 1 chanan. [Applause.] Sir, our people have j been thinking of this thing for some years.— ! Tin v have thought upon it earnestly, they have turned it over in their minds as they pursued their avocations in their respective neighbor hoods, and they have expressed here to-day, through their delegates, the conclusions to j which thev have come. Mav we not trust that j this voice, thus intelligent and thus decided, i w iil be respected bv our sister States when they assemble in council in June n--xt. \ ••>, sir, there is no other candidate in the central por tion ol the I'nion who can lie presented as Un fair and equal competitor of the choice of this Convention, no other man about whose name such recollections, such evidences ot fidelity and ability are'ghtheretl, as his who is now pro posed as our standard bearer in the coming cam paign, and who will secure to us. if nominated, a signal triumph. But what more? When 1 read, either hack wards or forwatds the history of our Common wealth, I perceive, and afterwards recollect, one important and striking fact : arid it is this : that while the little coast bound State of Massa chusetts and the Slate of Virginia, inferior to i our own in many respects, have often furnished incumbents tor the Presidential chair, our own Sta'e has be.-n entirely overlooked, if not I ir gotten. We have occasionally reminded our brethren of the other Slates ot some moderate; ami modest pretensions which we hold to on this ' subject, but t-brone reason or another they have never \ et received their attention, and they have J 3 e not acceded l<> our wishes. Sir, the time has come when this favor ought no longer to be refused to this noble Slate of ours, [applause.] The tune has come w hen a fair-claim of right aris-s on our behalf, and j when it is our duty, founded upon self-respect, i to urge it with Zealand a determination that it shall be acknow ledge!. There are reasons whv ! Pennsylvania should be listener! toby the other States. In the most critical moment of every political engagement, of every political contest, since the foundation of our general government, , to w hat point of the Union has the anxious, strained gaze of the Democratic party been turned? Whither? Why, sir, in a letter of Mr. Jefferson's—written in tbedark and stormy I days when he lifted up that flag which those who came after him have held up since—he ■ wrote; —"Let but Virginia maintain her position • and Pennsylvania stand firm upon her basis, and our Union will he perpetual and our prosperity ■ boundless." [Great applause.] Yes, sir, there was then an anxious, patriotic eye turned from ■ the heights of Montic.eilo towards Pennsylvania, in hope, for the rescue of principle from the con ■ t<-sts of faction. Away back, half a century , ago, the sagacity of Mr. J efh-rson discovered in ■ this State the foundation upon whieh Republi ; cauism could safely rest : be pronounced his ■ judgment that so long as she stood with Virginia I upon solid principles everything was well, and , the prosperity of the country secure and certain. I It has been so since. In every party emergency, , wlieu th" cause ol the Republican or Democrat FRIDAY MORNING, BEDFORD, PA. MARCH 21, 185(5. ic party looked dim and doubtful, when faint hearts Jailed, when the treacherous fell from us, and the leeble halted in their course, Pennsyl \ \ania was looked to as the point front w hich re | demption must come. Sir, we have ordinarily f>eet) faithful to these expectations. Time after time, when the battle was doubtful, and threat ened to go against our party, Pennsylvania came forward and grasped victory from the jaws of j despair. We have also in other respects per formed our duty to our sister States and to the I nion. No State stood forward more promptly to form the Constitution and Government of the United States ; to establish solid benevolent and i patriotic principles as the base of this structure i which has become the admiration ol the world. We have, sir, assisted our sister States w hen 1 their interests were involved or their rights in i jeopardy. To protect the Virginia frontier and Kentucky settlements against the treacherous savage, our soldiers rushed into the wilderness under "Mad Anthony Wayne." In the war of 1812, in the western wilderness, along the Northern Lakes and upon the Atlantic seaboard, \ Pennsy!vanians were found laboring and suf- ' /••ling to uphold the common interests of th" States and maintain the honor of the national ; Hag. Sir, there are many here to whom I mav appeal as witnesses, that in the more recent ! struggle in which our nation was involved, on a distant soil, under a tropical sun, fiom the shores I ol the Gulf far away into the interior of Mexico, ! the Pennsylvania volunteers plodded th-ir wea ■ rv way fighting when required, suffering where suffering was to be endured, and zealously as sisting to uphold the American character lor fortitude and prowess before the civilized world. Why, sir, upon an appeal from Simon Snyder, the Democratic Governor of this State, at a time w hen Massachusetts refused her jails to the gen era! government for prisoners of war, our Leg j islature opened ours w ide fur national use, and gave an additional evidence of that patiiotic spirit which I trust will always be cbaiacteris | tic of our people. We have been very much complimented, sir. We Lav.- received compliments without number. This Stale I ins been hterallv loaded w itli them. She has been complimented during her whole history, for half a century, lor her steadiness ! of purpose, her devotion to the Union, the valor |of her sons, and for all those public virtues that e1 e \ at• • a State arid make her admired and respected among the nations. Have you not heard it said just be lore an im portant national election, that "as Pennsylva nia goes so goes the Union," as goes Peunsy lva ! nia so is the result : and the hearts of our breth ren in other Slat'-s have been made to dance with joy w hen Pennsylvania has gone as tliev desired fo rto go. Y> s, sir, they have rejoiced ! exceedingly, and been deeply grateful for otir j efforts, devotion and zeal. 1 speak in all kind-,. ! r.ess, with a proper appreciation of these com pliments which have been showered upon us.— We have been assigned a very important posi ■ lion in what is designated as the "federal arch" (an expression which 1 confess I have newi ex actly comprehended.) This State has been call : ed the keystone of that arch ; which I olds it in place, and without which it would crumble in to ruins; without which every thing would go to destruction connected with it. We have been told that upon this state lias lested the liepub | lican system of Government: that it has consti- I tuted the base of it, and that our steady and j solid population an- tu be relied upon under all circumstances. All this is well enough, and agreeable enough, but we cari afiord to dispense with further compliments, and therefore, what we now ask ol our sister States of the Union, is this: that waiving ail pleasant words, the coin age of kindness, politeness, or gratitude, thev give us the request that we are about to mak jof them. (Loud and long continued applause.] i We ask 1 hem to do this as no special or sob favor to Pennsylvania, but r.s a thing in itself : honest, honorable, and without reproach, and , above all, as one m which their welfare and our own are jointly and mutually interested. Mr. President, they wiil do it. Sir, theCon | ven'i m that i to meet in June next, will do it. 1 venture to pronounce this upon evidence that ■ appears conclusive tomvuwn mind. 1 venture to pronounce it upon information received from other quart.-rsof the Union. 1 venture to pro nounce it, because it i- so reasonable and just a thing, that ! believe the 1) mocratic party will : not miss doing it. I believe it will be done, be cause it is seen,and can be seen, by all intelli j gent members of our part y in all parts of the 1 Union, that the nomination ol Mr. Buchanan gives us a political position so broad and strong, I that all the power of the combined political op position in the country cannot prevail against i us. lie it understood, then, in the first place, i that Pennsylvania, in this nomination, is in c-arn i est : in the next, that she is thoroughly united: j and, in the last, that in her judy merit, it would ! be unwise, and possibly disastrous, for other j States to refuse a concurrence in her action. 1 I have spoken suddenly and impromptu, and i have addressed myself simply to the duties of i the occasion imposed on members ol this Con j vent ion and those chosen by them to represent I the popular u ill. I say to all, there is a public, | national duty upon us to unite in securing the ! nomination of Mr. Buchanan, at Cincinnati, j The reasons for it are many and weighty : but j I have only glanced at some ol those most prom ! merit and obvious. Suuice it to say, our hearts ; and judgments sanction this whole movement. I Together, heart and soul, without opposition. . without divisions, aye, sir, without a protest, we igo into this thing, and we ask that the other Stales, for their own interest and honor, as well as ours, and for the success of our party, ; mav join with us, and permit fhe people of Pennsylvania to show what kind of a majority they can give for a Pennsylvania Candidate for President of the United States. (Great i cheering.) and Donelson are kicked about like old boots by about three-fourths of the K. ! N . presses. Freedom of Thought and Opinion.

LETTER OF REV. JOltS CHAMBERS, To Gen. Geo. W. Bowman, Editor of the. Bedford Gazette. PHILADELPHIA, March 10th, 1856. Gen. G. fU. Bowman :—I received a mark ed copy of the Bedford Gazette, containing my latter of the 19th of January, addressed to a ifiemberof the Legislature, with your comments 1 upon the same. 1 thank you lbr having put; your readers the truths contained in that letter, however rudely set forth : you have aid- i e<i our cause, and helped to rebuke the whiskey ©ving Democrats. The Utter, when written, was not designed for publication, but was the sudden and honest outpouring of indignation, tff find the Democracy of Philadelphia, as rep resent ed in the House, bound hand and foot, , ajiid sold to the "Liquor League." The letter ! happened to he seen by a strong enemy of the ■Jugers" and the "Jugites," a most ardent friend of God, humanity, temperance and cor-; f-ct principles, and by bis agency it found its j k w ay into print. I have no regrets to express or apologies to ; offer for its publication. It is the truth how ever rugged and however offensive to the Jug- ! ites. You, my dear sir, know ; every honest man in the State knows and feels ; every Demo crat, not soid into the band of the Liquor i League, regrets that the party born of the loft- : iest parentage, of the union of humanity with! principle which God himself has enunciated, has been defiled by the embrace, last fall, of the rum-power of Pennsylvania. The fruits of*the iniquity are tub- found in the votes of the members of the House, upon the bill to . repeal Ihe Restraining law of last session, j tell von, General, that there are thousands of the obi est Democrats in this Slate, who are not drily in- : dignant, but who repudiate the union with the rum-power, and as free men, having the tight of free speech, will not be gagged, overridden or put down. Hard words will not conquer them; the cry of "fanatic" will not intimi- j dale th-m, and nothing hut an honest and quick return to the true principlesof our party will prevent their outcry in th- ears of all the people. You will remember sir, and not n.intake the facts—that we had no vote last v ear upon the Restraining Law, but th" <ar before th" people voted upou Prohibition. Philadelphia, by some fiv-- thousand majority proclaimed to all the world tier disgust of the liquor traffic, and it will not do to call the union of the Jugers and Jugiies with I fie Democracy, such an expres sion of the popular w ill in this city as to justify the votes of the representatives of Democracy in th-House of Representatives. I C" n tell you, Gen-oal, that many of the noblest Democrats here, are h'-Jitilv sick .of the Jugers-—that they rv d termim-d !hat these fellows shall b<- un horsed, and thev will exert an open ar.d a de termined opposition to the farther nil - of (he Liquor League. I appeal to you sir, if it is not a burning disgrace, a brand of infamy, that a great paitv shall be so entangled and so wrong ed. To see wejf educated, intelligent, respec table Democrats, prostrate before some misera ble, blaspheming, Sabbath-breaking, law despis ing rum-sucker, who could not spell H liishty il you Wei" to give him the State—is_*oiough to arouse the slumbering manhood of the mo?! greedy oflic-hnnter—and to make high toned gentlemen turn with disgust from the polls.— At the crack of the whip of the Liquor League is the whole Democratic party expected to enter upon the rum course, and to do its best tor suc cess ? Tardon me, but that is the road to ulti mate ruin and disgiace, as well for parties, as ' for men. Th" whole thing bad: and no rasu istivcan make it better,or deo-ive the people for a single \ ear. If a sworn divorce is not consummated, the present organization of the Demonacv is prostrate in this State. When a man loses his self-respect he is ruined, and so when a paily drifts from the moorings of high i principles and allies itself for expediency sake to falsehood and sham--, the knell of its fat•• has . already sounded! Purge the Democratic party i uf Pennsylvania of this foul alliance, ar.d we shall sweep the State this fall like a n avulanch —omit to do it, and we are disgraced as well as ( beaten. Now [ ask you. General, not as a citizen on ly, hut ;?• a n—rr.ber of a christian church— which you are; How is it. that a man mav make iurn, -e li rum, get drunk on rum, beggar himself and family by th" us-- of rum, and blast his prospects for time and eternity hy rum— and there u not a wortl of reproach, and no charge of fanaticism ' It matters not how many families they impoverish or destroy, how many i vvive's and widows' hearts may be broken, bow many of our noble youth may b<- ruined forever —it is not Democratic to oppose all this cer-j tain miserv ! Jt i> anti-republican and awfully ! unconstitutional, to prevent those invaluable auxiliaries of povertv, crime and death, fiom carrying on their pernicious business. What a farce is all thi v\ liich a gr> at party attempts to play before the calm scrutiny of the masses? j There is no man, however steeped in rum, that i does not in his secret heart know better. But the moment the Temperance Democrats (and j thank God their name is legion in any well rie-} fined issue in this mattei) attempt to stay the burning tide of death, we are denounced as | • fools, fanatics and madmen ! And vet. on the side of law and order, vir tue and good morals, and religion, stand the large body of these denounced men, while par ty papers throw tip their caps in favor of the vi- j olatois of the law, and openly cheer its daily infraction. W'e think we have reason to be , proud of our position and of our company. — ; Tell us. General, when arid wh<-re the Ternpe- j ranee men of this State set the laws at defiance? ■ Was it in the time of the whiskey boys, when Gen. Washington bad to put down insurrection by the fear of bayonets? Or in our own day j who but the mmites set at defiance the Sunday Law am! the Restraining law? Come, General, speak out—let us have the facts. I know, from the many delightful chats 1 have had with you, | that your judgment and conscience are with I us. You cannot, as a good citizen, father, and | Christian, support the juggers—yon condemn ; th" whole lithe of Jugites in the most unrr.ea j sured terms. Truth is eternal tell your r-ad j ers what you think. In the iong run candid j speaking is the most profitable: and you will I | find in an approving conscience a larger reward j 1 tor honest dealing, than any number of drun i ken huzzas from the Liquor League. I have ; 1 no doubt but that before a year goes by 3-011 ; j will be willing to forego all gratification that j ! the article would then afford you, for the small matter of never having written it. Should I ! see you at Bedford thissummer [hope you will] ; we will go over the matter in a friendly way, i 1 i [that's the way to talk] and comparing the past j in the light of your article, with that time, we j shall st-e who has anchored upon sound princi- j { pies. So much upon the question generally, ujion which we appear so much to differ—and now ! for a few plain words, upon what relates to me personally. Did von think, my dear General, j that your words would carry any 1. :ror to my ; breast [no! never!] when you wrote the fol lowing i iolish sentence? "Mr. Chambers most cordially invites the contempt of every Demo- ! i crat fi hiskny Democrat?) in Pennsylvania— and ii he i> not gratified in his lequcst it w ill ! b" ow ing to the good sense [Christian v irtue] of I the people [true !] and not to any wisdom to Iw '.found in the [Mr. C'.<] letter." \Cery tri/r! ] You will pardon me, sir, [certainly] but the , last thing on earth that I eon-t, i- the favor of j thesati-lil"S of the Liquor League. Their con ' tempt is the highest form ol their recognition to which I aspir-. [Did Christ s<-ek the contempt jof sinners, or did he try to save them bv mild words and charitable deportment?] Even fhe fierce and fiery ordeal to which your editorial subjects my letter, rathei inspiies me with a prouder feeling, for having done my ' duty in a plain, blunt wav. There is so much ' in your comments to show that your s-lf con- 1 ; scionsness ir, the truth of what 1 say, interferes ! with your logic to make out a case fir the rum : power, t hat J pity the man as much as I scorn the cause he endeavors to uphold. That was very tough writing, tr.v dear Genera! that lea der of yours—and its italic—though very plen- j tiful—do not strengthen its arguments—though j they point a moral. The saddest of all sights is to see a strong man sinking in the mire and : hastening his oyrn death ly his own struggles. Democracy, General, may well civ out "Sav me from scch defender." If (lie banner of the Liquor League is.. rais; d over the fbrfros:., the i present defenders of h"r stronghold are traitors indeed. J have not so learned Democracy, and it must phase even you, sir, to know that thou sands who ;-.ct v ith in" believe that Democracy will survive the tieachrrv of last fall, wlich is so lamely deJVnded ami so badly whitewashed in your columns. Sir. I was born a !)• mocrat —have lived all mv life a Democrat—and, with tlie h< lp of God, vyill die one. The truth oi our principles wili survive the vile stab oi th friends of the run;-puwer. The first vote I ever cast was ibr that model of a man and a Demo crat, ANDGEIV JACKS I.W His opinion of liquor: drinking was not s:> exalted as your-. J shall never forget an evening spent in the While II 'Use with the old Chieftain, at which tim- f introduced three of my boys to him. When he found that they would not touch or taste wine, • the glorious old man rose and put his hands up on their heads and said: "God bless you my i lads and keep you forever in such a pur post — follow in this course and yon are safe. It is ■ more than tivmtv years since. I drank a pints of liquor!" There is a sentence worthy oi italic.-; ' study :t mv dear General. Now Jam a Jack son Democrat, and a Jackson temperance man, and there are thousands who stand in that cir- j cle, to whom the "contempt of the Jugites, out- 1 side of it, is as harmless as the slander of a dis , union abolitionist, or the anathema of a fore- ■ sworn Know Nothing. Th -v do not thtow off their pure Democracy like an old garment, to ; cover themselves with the rags of the rumsejler. | They jeel that "the common good of the com mon brotherhood"—"the greatest good of ttit? : i greatest number"—are cardinal maxims of De mocracy, and they do m>t believe that legul protection to a few rtimseliers, that many may be mined, is the proper interpretation of the creed. They deny the authority of the new expounders, and ignore their docti in-s. I go in thr th" Democracy of ANDREW JACKSON, and with such noble examples of its teaching as are ' shown in the public life of such men a- N. B. Browne, of the Senate, arid the Speaker nf that i body, in contiast to the slaves ol the Liquor ! i League, in the other branch of the Legislature. You have a right to your choice, General, and i I have a right to mine. The jdank- of n v | platibrin are of Hickory—the creed is '-the ternal principles of 'I rata f ami "the gates of hell shall nut prevail against il." ; 1 will lhank you for a copy of vovrr paper containing this letter. Yours, See., JOHN CHAMBFKS. A Yui'Ni. LADV BCUNKD TO DEATH.—The Detroit Free Press of March 2savs : ! * | One of the most melancholy casualties re cently occurred in this city which sink the mi nor evils of life into nothingness. Miss Eveline Hillock, who resided in the family oJ Air. Fran cis Palms, w as literally burned to death through strange and unaccountable inaction ot' those j about her. Her clothing took fire bv contact ■ with the stove, and, though the means were at | hand to extinguish the flames, absolutely noth- : | ing was done until fatal injury ensued. Air. j | P., but just aware of the in- j 1 to the house and attempted in vain to smother [ the flarr.es by wrapping her in an overcoat, j ! burning his hands severely in the act. At last be succeeded in confining her until wafer could jhe dashed upon her. After lingering through I three weeks of agonizing torture, borne uncom plainingly, (lentil released the stiff- rer. All I that remained of the fair and (dooming woman j was a mass of offensive decomposition.*' TI;KUS, *3 !I:S! \ VOL XXIV, NO. 30. LATEST MWS. Two Weelts Later frm California —Earth- quakes in California and Japan—Jeddo de stroyed by an Earthquake—Thirty Thousand Li res Lost' N R.w OF.LEA.NS, March 12. The steamship Prometheus has arrived, with Sari Francisco dates to the 20th nit. She iHt San Juan on the nth inst. The steamship Nor thern Light left on the same dav for New York, wit!i 300,000 in gold. The ships Skylark and Flora Temple, from New York, and the Ringleader ami Wings of the Morning, Mameluke Wild Ranger, from Philadelphia, have arrived at San Francisco. The markets have slightly improved, and the mines are yielding largely. A shock of an earthquake occurred at San Francisco on the 15th u!i.. and caused some slight damage. It was ft!? throughout the State. The appoiniment of Mr. McDnfiie, as U. S. Marshal of the District, has caused much indig nation. lie is charged with being a profession al gambler, and strong petitions have been signed for his removal. It is supposed that President Pierce has been imposed upon, or made the ap pointment by accident. The Indians are still committing outrages in Oregon and Washington territories. Numerous volunteer companies wen* mustering to act a gainst the marauders. The ouestion in relation to a State government for Oregon, is to go to the people by a special elect: )n, to be held in April. teuiral America. Gen. Walker lias sHzed all the boats belong ing to the Transit Company, and af'er annul ing the charter, has granted a charter to anoth er Company. It is said that Costa Rica has not received Col. >chlessinger, and there is strong opposition there to the foreign party m Nicaragua. Col. Kinney has published a letter in sub stantiation of his ilaim in Central America. From Japan. The schooner Page arrived at San Francisco from Japan, brings most distressing intelligence. It is reported that the city of Jeddo was destroy ed bv an earthquake on the 11th of November. One hundred thousand houses it is estimated were demolished, burying about thirty thousand human beings beneath the ruins. Later From Mexico. NEW ORLEANS, March 12. The steamer Texas has arrived with Vera Cruz dates to the Nth ins!. Afl.qrs at Puebia changed but little. Tama tez w*.i* still there, arid SOOO government troop ; were soon exp-cted L> carry on theseige. The Revolution had been crushed in other parts. The Constituent Congress has elected Com oefort President for one year. MARRIAGES EXTRAORDINARY. — We copy without vouching lor the truth of the following. It appeared in a late number ot tire Maysville ; (Ky.) Eagle: "In Bracken countv, R'v., Esquire School field, recently united in marriage a buy aged fifteen years weighing xcrenty pounds to a lady aged twenty-one years, and weighing one hun dred and Jiff a pounds. In the same house, at another time, by another magistrate, the father of the aforesaid youthful bridegroom was mar ried to a younger sister of the fat bride. The 'old man was sixtv-five, and the girl was seven teen y ars old. The hoy-husband is brother-in-law to his . father, and the old man's wife is step-mother to her brother-in-law. Tire house where these marriages occurred is a little cabin, constructed ' of roui d logs, and located in a deep hollow be tween two lofty hills, where the sun is visible : onlv lour hours each day. I " _ : .irrrst of willedi*e,d .Mail Robbers at Cum berland— We learn from the Baltimore Sun that at the instance of Col. James L. Maguire. tire efficient United States Special Mail Agent, two men named George Newell alias Anneviile, and Llovd Dowden. were arrested at Cumber land, Mil., on the 26th ult., by the Deputy- Marshal for that town, on the charge of com mit ling depredations on the mails passing • through the Cumberland post office. THE FAVonrrr: So.\ or Ni:w YORK. —The N• w York Express will have it that Fillmore i "the favorite son of New York.*' One of the "favorite's" brothers (the Albany Knickerbock er) tini- speaks of his strength at home : •'Fillmore's nomination i* one of the weakest f>r this State that con Id possiblv have been ' made. According to Hammond, he was nomi nated against the expressed wish of two-thirds of the Hindoo members of the legislature, a ' gainst the expressed wish of a majority of th State officers, against the expressed wish of more than two-thirds of the delegates from tile State in the convention." .Mr. Buchanan's Return.— THE Pittsburg Union savs a gentleman oi thot city has a let ter from Buchanan, dated the loth of February, HI which lie says that he had not yet decided whether he would return home immediately al ter the arrival of .Mr. Dallas, or pass the month iof March on the Continent. lie felt indisposed fur a trip on the ocean during the month of March, it usually being the roughest lime in the vear for crossing the Atlantic. CC7"*The Georgia Telegraph, K. N. says:—-"Our tieorsia know-norhins friends may console them selves thut. if ihe second Philadelphia convention ! ha- ignored slavery and the 12th ssction, and kicked the (Georgia platform to the doas, it still avows a 1 belief in the'existence of a Supreme Being.' That !is some comfort, and every little belps in a dry i time."