American volunteer. (Carlisle [Pa.]) 1814-1909, May 09, 1839, Image 2

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, ICj^We invite the attention of our readers
in the Borough to the communication in to
days the signature of “C. B. P.”
Tlie evil complained of by the writer is a
growing one in this community, and unites
some plan is adopted to-put a stop to it, our
public squares and alleys will soon become
os notorious for debauchery as the celebrated
"Five Points” in the city of New York.—
This vice with that of'Gambling is sending
many of owr young men, and some of bur old
ones too, headlong to the d 1, and it is
high time that the virtuous and moral part
of the community should take some meas
ures to arrest the growing evils.
JCr’We refer our readers to an article on
our first page, copied from the Keystone,
over the signature of ‘‘o. P. Q.” It is an
able production, and is a' conclusive reply to
the hypocritical, cant and s/an£,disembbgacd
by Charles B. Penrose in-his’ ,, Addre'ss'to
to the Freemen of Pennsylvania.” . The
honorable ” Speaker may attempt to explain
his conduct and apologize for his hegira
from the Senate Chamber in the month .of
December, from now until doomsday, but it
will avail him nothings with the people.—
Every attempt at justification will only re
coil upon-Jiis own head, and sink hiS char
acter as a publicTnan still lower in the es
timation of the people.
fcJ'Wc had intended some remarks on
the proceedings of the federal antimasonic
dinner party at Paul’s, published in the Her
ald of last week; but as the subject is taken
up by a correspondent, who is fully compe
tent to the task, we think any tiling from us
would be entirely superfluous. We mistake
the character and abilities of “Senex,” if he
docs not make some of the prominent oppo
sition leaders wince before he is done with
them. ’ . '
School Tax,—At a meeting of the citi
zens of the. Borough, held at the Court
House on Tuesday last, the sum of $lBOO
additional tax, to be lavied for school pur
poses the ensuing year, was carried by a
large majority.
The vote stood as follows, viz:
For $lBOO 122 votes.
For different sums, varying from $5O
to $2lOO 5
Against any tax 5
Sight. —A meeting‘was recently held at
Baltimore of the Butchers of that city, at
which they resolved that after the 2d inSt.
they would not charge more than from 10 to
12 cents per 'pound for the best pieces of
beef, and if not able to procure cattle at a
proportionable price, they would vacate.their
stalls, and assign'thcir reasons for this course.
Had’nt our butchers better do likewise?
|C7=*Bcth branches of the. Legislature as
sembled at Harrisburgnn Tuesday last.—
No quorum was formed in either house the
' ‘ _
|C7*NicnoLAs Biddle and his family, and
Abhahau Van Bdren, second son of the
President, and lady, are passengers in the
Great Western, which sailed from N. York
for England, qn Monday the 29th tilt.
Standard Weight 6/Orain.~ The follow
ing, which we clip from one of our exchanges,
is important to farmers and millers:-
A law was passed at the last session,of the
legislature, regulating the standard weight
of grain,.which we apprehend many of-our
fanners and:millers are unacquainted with.
By weight is undoubtedly the most correct
way to arrive at the value of grain—and
sellers as'well as purchasers are interested
in having this standard observed. If the
measure is used, the farmer has an opportu
nity of imposing upon his customer with dry
grain—and if the grain should be clean, the
Imrchaser gets more'weight than the law sl
ows, and in fact has the.better of the farmer.
The act of March 10, 1835, says:—“The
several kinds of grain hereafter mentioned,
which are now usually bought and sold by
measure, shall from and after the passing'oi
tiiis act,- be regulated according to the follow
ing standard-weight per bushel; to wit: the'
weight of each bushel of Wheat shall be 60
pounds, of each bushel of. Bye or Corn 58
pounds, pf each bushel of Barley 47 pounds,
of each bifshel of Buckwheat dS pounds.and
of each bushel of Oats' S 2 pounds: provided,
that ' frothing- in this "act contained -'shall 'be'
construed so. as' to prevent- any peraoklor
persona from selling and buying-the several'
kiods of gr&iiTaforesaid by .tneaBura.'. :
“The galled jadc^winces.”— Our remarks
two weeks ago relative to the. Herald’s de
fence of duelling appear to have had Jtheir
intended effect,-if we.may judge from the
tone of that paper last week. But, like SB
guilty culprits, the editor attempts to sneak
out of the dilemma in which'we placed him,
by charging us with' “garbling'’' his remarks
on that subject. Now, this wc-dcny, and
oft’eras proof the Herald’s own admission
in its bungling attempt to fasten the charge
of disengenuousness upon us. “Since we
penned that article,” says the editor, “we
have reflected more deeply upon the matter,
hnd fnowjbelicve that there are no circum
stances which can either palliate or justify a
resort to deadly weapons.” If this admiss
ion don’t fix the charge of having on a for
mer occasion “countenanced” the foul prac
tice, then we are at a loss to conceive what
the editor meant. \Ve are~ glad however,
that he now shows some signs of contrition,
and trust that hereafter he will leave it to
other hands to defend the character of a
professed duellist and murderer.
The term “convicted libeller, ” which is
again made use of by the editor, has been
rung upon our ears-so. often by the same
contemptible scribbler, that we can now let
it pass by us “as the idle wind which we re
gard not.” Did the charge come from any
other-quarter, we might possibly furnish an
opportunity to a Court of Justice to say
whether or not the .writer should he—placed
in a situation of was the anxious
desire of the Herald junto ive should be-ih
exclusive possession. But we pity the vetty
malignant creature whose name yet stands
at the head o‘f that paper, and shall leave
him rave on in his character of scavenger
for all the filth and uncleanness which flows
from the kitchens ol his unprincipled mas
Herald Junto ate out full blast
against Gen. JVliller—from which we infer
that his speech in the senate has had it? in
tended effect. The wounded pigeon is al
ways known by its fluttering—and the bit
terness exhibited in the article in question,
sufficiently exposes its paternity. But it
won’t do, gentlemen. The drippings of
Penrose’s kitchen may be liberally bespatt
ered upon the devoted head of our distin
guished democratic Senator—his lagueys
may attempt to ridicule this fearless cham
pion of the rights of the people—and the
scunilous Jilth sheet under their control may
heap all manner of abuse upon him, and,
true to its character, may,thrca(en to com
pel him to “avow” or disavow certain ex
, prcsaiona.or a. cliaUengc tHII - Say
all this may be brought to bear against him,
and yet he will continue to occupy the proud
position he now does in the eyes’of the pub
lic,the bold unflinching representative of the
people--unmoved by calumny and regardless
of all their threats against his life. These
miscreants have mistaken their man, if they
think to. frighten Gen. Miller into silence,
and they will bitterly regret their temerity
if they make an attempt against his person.
|t/“Penrose’s Herald denies that Gen.
Miller wrote out his own speech, and says
that it never was delivered in the Senate.
Will the veritable editor tell us who did
write it for him? and will he also inform us
whether all regular speeches, even those de
livered by the “talented” speaker, are pub
lished precisely as they were delivered? Is
the editor so ignorant as not to know that
the speeches, as taken down by the reporters,
arc always submitted to the authors for their
correction and improvement ? That Gen.
Miller’s speech is published verbatim et
literatim, as delivered,will not be contended;
b.ut that the substance'ot his remarks are
correctly andtiuly given, we have not a
doubt. All who are intimately acquainted
with the General, know him to be possessed
of a strong and vigorous intellect, and, al
though not a. lawyer, (which is no serious,
objection,) is capable of expressing his ideas
in a clear and forcible manner, and with
precision and accuracy.
tT’The case of Judge Darlington of
Chester county, which was pending in the
Supreme Court, has been dismissed in con
sequence of the death of that gentlemani
(CT’The latest intelligence from South
America is, that a battle had. been fought
near Lima, between ■ the Chilian and Peru
vian armies, eaclf 6000 strong, which re
sulted in the loss of about 1500 killed and
wounded on each side, and the defeat of the
Peruvians under Santa Cruz.
John Murtaugh.- —The Chambersburg
Whig says:—“This individual, who had been
an inmate of our prison for the last twelve
months, under sentence of death, departed
this life on the night of the ' Ist inst. A
short time after receiving his sentence; he
labored under mental derangement, which
continued until his death. On account of it,
he had been respited four -or five times by
the' Governors.”
Flour, $7:25; Reef, 12i cents; Butter, 25
cts. Eggs.l2l; Hara,-15 cts. V'-
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For (he Volunteer.
-The Hltner Pr&Uc.
“Oh would some power the Riflie gle us,
To sec ourscls as uhers see osj
It would-frae mony a blunder free us,'
And i/k» foolish notion.” 1 ’ . «
Messrs. Editors: —This is emphatically,
the age of wonders, and one.of the'most spe
cious-instances of deception 1 with which the
community is. from. tiiAc to time hoodwinked
by reckless and infuriated partisans, is to be
found in the Herald of last week, in its silly
attempt to cover an almost'cntire failure, liy
publishingthe proceedings of the few feder
al' antimasonic patriots who dcvodro'djthe
Uitner dinner at Paul’s the week previous,
as those of a "large” meeting, tfhat the
community, generally, may rightly appre
ciate the merits of that spirited affair,'l pro
pose taking up the Jlddress, Speech, and
Toasts drank upon the. occasion, and expose
thesebantlings of falsehood and hypocrisy
in their naked and undisguised deformity,
so that their authors may receive that credit
from the public for their performances to
which they are so justly entitled. And if
any of the prominent worthies concerned in
that truly ludicrous affair shall feel sensitive
Under, the lash which shall be applied in this
and the succeeding numbers, (for, with your
permission, I intend to follow this up with
several more communications on the same
subject,) they will bear in mind that they,
themfielyes, have futnishedthc material, and
if the rod has been provided to
nl.asli the rascals naked round the world,”
it is no fault of mine, and cannot be charged
to my account.
With these introductory remarks, I ,shall
now proceed to notice and dissect the very
learned and eloquent address reported by
the very astute anA-erudite chairman, whose
qualifications were not of that kind which
ffi</“recommend him to the voters of the 13th
Congressional District” at the last general
election—the. ignorant country boors think
ing, no doubt, that it is not every lawyer
who is best calculated for a statesman, nor
every- patrician by birth and feeling, that is
capable of 'representing' the Fanners and
'Mechanics. -Uytyked upon by our
would-be nobility ns the pfeheietns of the
, This learned patrician, after applying the
ordinary q'uantity.-of "soft sniveler ” to the 1"
troubled min'd of Joseph Ritner, and after'
the'usual How,of hypocritical tears about!
“the influence of teichcd men in-the coun- j'
cits of the General Government,’! concludes'
the-first paragraph of his very able address.)
by felling his gaping auditory (hat the coin- '
mittce “begins to feel that our[thcir] sup-,
plications for right [officethey mean,] must
be to the throne of power in -1
stead of to the unbiassed judgments of a free
people”—thus displaying in bold relief the!
cloven foot of federalism, and tire unwilling- j
ness of the scrub aristocracy to abide by the j
decision of a majority of the people. The
idea, however, of appealing to revolution to;
.putJown tlm people, the ‘bone and sinew’!
of the land, whose “unbiassed Judgment”
has sounded in (ones deep and loud, the
funeral knell of federal antiinasonry, is the
extreme of absurdity, and is worthy the au
thorship of/this unique production. The
Knight of La Blanche could scarcely have i
occupied a more ludicrous position in hisl
attack upon the Windmills, than would these I
modern Don Quixotes in their contemplated
attack upon the liberties of the people.
The learned committee commence the se
cond paragraph of their elaborate essay, by
stating that so long as "wisdom, virtue and
patriotism characterized the government of
the country, we [they ] were taught to be
lieve, that power emanated from the people;
but now MONEY is the source of power,
j (the writer must have been dreaming of
Jianks, Shaving Shops, Shin Plasters, fyc.
ipc. when he made this candid admission!)'
and public officers, are made the. instruments
to give it a conupting influence, [a sore
thrust, by the way, at the bid cx-Governori
if we reflect upon the Conduct of the public
officers- during the late gubernatorial con
test; for it is notorious that the public mon
ey was expended with a lavish hand ami the
Commonwealth reduced to a state of bank
ruptcy, in order to smother the popular will
and perpetuate the felgn v of federalism in
Pennsylvania!] and this is shameless! y,as
serted to be the doctrine ofthe dominant
[democratic] party :in tlie Senate of the U.
States.” [’Tisyb/se—and I challenge the
authors of this base and malicious slander to
produce a single instance in which a demo
cratic Senator ever avowed such a doctrine.]
Again, these' veritable committee men re
mark—“we [they] have just cause of alarm
when we find that the expenses of the Gen-,
eral Government have increased since the
administration of Mr. Adams, from twelve
to upwards of thirty millions a year.” This
also is false, and'the trulh-lovingcqmmittee
must have known it at the time they author
ised the pubHcation of the unqualifiediasscv
tion; The well established principle of law
is, that an individual is always presumed to
be innocent until he is proven guilty. Let
them, then, come on with their proof, on the
strength of . which they have made such a
sweeping declaration,, and J pledge myself
to meet them at the bar of public opinion,
and prove the . assertion destitute of any
'foundation in fact,- .
The balance'of the paragraph is taken up
with a tissue of hypocritical cant, about cor
ruption, lawless desperadoes, mobs, riots,
&c. which is unworthy of notice.
The concluding paragraph, which is an
appropriate interlude to the foregoing, is
inade up of fulsome-adulation to. the poor
imbecile who lately, figured as Governor of
the Commonwealth; but as this communica
tion is. already a greater Jength than at. first
intended, I shall forbear making any further
remarks-at jthis time.. In niy -next, (with
your permission,) 1 shall take up the speech
of the-ex-governor and apply-the I dissecting
knife to ; this unshapen bantling of antima
sonic humbuggery. :, ’ ■'•:, SJSNEX.
Newvillc.'May 6, 1839. \ ;
For the Volunteer.
Messrs. Editors:— l have long thought
that, something should be done to depress
and banish one of the mo§|„ glaring and un
godly vices, of our town; and as 1 am at a
loss to imagine what course most effectual
should be taken, I have concluded to sub
mit it for your consideration.
That we should endeavor to cultivate vir
tue and bani'slrvice'it is riot worth my while
tb show; ;and though we may not be able to
enter the midnight haunts of wickedness and
crime, yet I think we have, oratleastshould
have, laws to banish that which is carried on
in open day.
Hut to the point, if you are in the habit of
walking our streets, the public sqiiafe par
ticularly, during twilight and eveniilg, you
cannot avoid seeing the evil to which I re
fer. At one corner may be seen a concourse
of girls,- bearing the attire and conduct of
enticers, and at another a company of yoTths
and young men, void of understanding. The
latter are easily enticed, without much fair
speech, and soon the alleys, the private lanes,
and, I might add, houses of ill fame are their,
favorite retreats. If this course of conduct
stopped here it might be tolerated; but one
| concourse is scarcely gone ere another ap
! pears. Yea, degrading as it is to our town,
! they continue prowling ami sometimes stop
ping, the street walks until a, late hour of
(night, and in too many cases the dawn of
day tells a pitiful talc.
I have often wondered from whence these
girls came, and what were their occupations
(luring; but, now, from observation,
I have concluded that a majority of them
arc the hired girls of our citizens.
Now, Messrs. Editors, if this be a fact,
and I cannot doubt it, arc not such citizei-s
to blalne? Xhey must either be in the hab
it of suffering (heir back doors to remain un
| bolted until a late hour of the night; or else |
j they permit (heir hired girls to pass the j
[ night elsewhere. I believe that, in too many j
leases, both is the fact; and I would ask if'
(his course should be toleratedwith impuni~
ty?• In many such instances our most worthy
' citizens arc, emphatically, the enconragers
of these vices; and I appeal to them, to say,
if they are not neglecting their duty, not (
only to (hose who are placed under them,
but toMheir God? "
|’ This neglect, oh the part of our citizens;
; appears to be theifountain head from whence
| most, if not all, tbf/tlic'Sc evils emanate. Let
' our citizens-look to this; fact;' let (liem sce to
having the doors and windows of their dwel
i lings fastejied,ati a .proper hour—their do
mestics in their chambers at the regular time
for retiring—and the present aspect of things
will soon change. Then our evening walks
of recreation, pleasure, and meditation shall
cease to present scenes of horror and dis
gust. Then our virtuous citizens and Chris
tian young ladies shall be permitted to re
tire from the hoiKe of worship without in
sult. Then the galleries ul our churches
shall cease to be turned into places for
sgutnttng', tvihlcihg, and ' laughing. Then
"in fine, the prowling* of (his class Of animals
shall be confined to-places not known to
those of virtuous habits and Christian spirits.
Then, it is evident that if private citizens
attend to their duties, as such; (here is but
one step more to be taken to effectually re
store us to that sterling virtue and perfect
order of days gone by. Let bur public offi
cers be on the alert; let them remember the
duties which they owe to themselves and us;
and even labor to banish an evil which bids,
fair to prostitute and stigmatize the fair fame
of innocence and youth. • * *
M essrs. Editors, I ft cl while on. this' sub
ject, the ill famed haunts of debauchery and
crime, formerly confined to a few sons of
infamy are now being increased; and as the
unsuspecting youth .walks* thoughtlessly a
long he too often finds himself in the midst
of those whose touch may poison his very
But, bcMeving as : I do, that a word to (he
wise is sufficient, I shall close these remarks
by requesting, for them, a place in your col
umns. Yours, &c.
Carlisle, May 2, 1839.
Counterfeit notes of the denomination of
$5 on the Franklin Bank of Washington Pa.
are in circulation. They are dated Nov. 1,
1836, & made payable to R. Wylie, ‘The
names of the Casbicr-and R. "Wylie are en
graved. The signature of Alexander Reed,
President, is a bad imitation, particularily
the letter A, which slopes too much, and.too
close atthebottom.—The head or cross piece
on the handle of the,spade on the boy’s
shoulder is put to one side—the ruled lines
under the Cashier and President’s names,
are so'faint as to lie barely perceptible. In
the genuine notes these lines are .very plain.”
The Braoanza Murder.— jGomelius Wil
helm and Joseph Van Bruggcn, were tried in
New York, for the murder upon .the high
seas, of Amel F. Turley, master of the, brig
Bfaganza, of Philadelpliia, and the jury on.
Wednesday, brought in a verdict of guilty ',
.The piracy and murder, for which they were
tried, it will be.recollected, was perpetrated
on the Bth of August, 1838, and the muti
neers, after allowing the owner, Mr.'Delhi,
his.wife. and the wife of the captain, to be
put adrift-in theJong boat, sailed for the
coast of Holland, where they were wrecked,
and “suspicions being excited from the ac
counts of the piracy which had reached Emb
den, one of .the Hanseatic towns, they were
arrested byAhe American consul, and sent
to the United States for trial*
Baltimore Sun.
Bobbing a man of his Wife and Money:
—A man named Abraham Wolfe, was yes
terday arrested and committed'
charged-withj eloping,’in_-October last; with
the wife of jbhn O’Conner, of Detroit, and
aiding her to carry off 8 700 belonging to
},bV husband;
. A valuable table upon Ibis subject, as pre
pared by Mr. Flagg, the late Comptroller of
New York; was recently published in the
Albany Argus. We subjoin its results, and
may state that"where the returns front'the
financial officer of any Statedid not afford all
the information which was desired, the State
laws Jtave been ..examined to ascertain the
extent of the authorised loans.
Maine $554,976 00
Massachusetts 4,200,000 00
New York 18,262,406 84
Pennsylvania 27,306,870 00
Maryland 11,492,980 73
Virginia 6,662,089 00
South Carolina 5,753,670 12
Alabama 10,800,000 00
Louisiana 23,735,000 00
Tennessee 7,148,166 66
Kentuckey 7,360,000 00
Ohio . 6,101,000 00
Indiana 11,890,000 00
Illinois . 11.600,000 00
Missouri 2,500,000 00
Mississippi 7,000,000 00
Arkansas 3,000,000 00
Michigan 5,340,000 00
$170,806,179 35
If to the above be added the
amount deposited by the United
Slates in the Treasuries of the
several States for safe keeping,
28,101,644 97
It makes the aggregate debt of all
the State*, existing and author
ized, , $198,907,824 452
The objects for which (he above loans
were authorized are thus classified in a sec
ond table. ■ .
banking $52,640,000
For canals ‘ 00,201,551
For rail roads- 42,871,084
For turnpikes & McAdamized
-roads 6,518,958
For miscellaneous objects 8,474,683
A third fable shows the amount of Stock
issued, and authorised to be issued by the
above- States in each period of live years,
from 1820,t0 1835, and froin 1835 to 1838,
which was as follows*-
From 1820!:to ;, 1825-,
... 182a’to 1830,
“ -418f50 to 1835,
" 1835 to 1838. (say 83 _
years) ' ”• ' 108,223 808
About four millions and a half of dollars
issued by New York from 1820 to 1825, and I
embraced in this last tabic, have been re
deemed. —Virginia has a war debt of 5345,-
139,17, contracted t previous to 1820, and
South' Carolina a revolutionary debt of $193,-
770,12, which arc noHncludcd. '
Some interesting notes accompany this
statement, for which we regret we cannot
'find .space in bur columns. With regard to
New is mentioned, that she com
menced stock in 1817, for (he construction
of the Erie .and Champlain, canals. The
sum of $600,000 was issuetf prior to 1820—
The laws of 1817 created a board of com
missioners of-the canal fund, consisting of
the state officers,i and placed under the man
agement of the bbard specific revenues which
were pledged, for the payment of the money
borrowed. Thcrfe has been derived from the
auxiliary funds tints set apart, since the first
organization of the'canal fund,.the sum of
)j!5,824,761; which exceeds by $276,000 the
whole amount paid for interest on all the
money borrowed for the Erie & Champlain
canals for 12 years! from 1817 to 1838.
From 1821 to 1 338,. canals have
yielded in tolls $15,088,375,97. The result
is that (he whole original debt isprovided for,
and exccpt about 2s millions, has becn-paid
off and stock cancelled. The laws author
ising. money to be borrowed previous to
1825, contained the following provision,
viz:—“that it shall not be lawful for the
commissioners of the canal fund to . make
loans under this act, beyond such amount as
for. the payment of the interest thereof, the
canal'fund, at the time, shall be.deemed am
ple and sufficient,” ‘
C. B. P.
: in 1825, the financial policy in .l egat'd to
the moneys borrowed. was-chiinged, and the
loans from that time to thdpfesenl.havcbeen
authorized without setting apart specific
funds for the payment of interest. In qach
case,, however, the. payment of interest is
made a charge on the Treasury; and provis
ion hap been made to borrow from the “Erie
and Champlain canal fund td meet this de-*
mand on the Treasury; In 1837 - , afler the
suspension of specie payments, this State
paid the interest on its whole debt in coin,
and redeemed about one million of the stock
due in ISSrby paying SlO9 in New York
city paper for each Sl-00 of stock redeemed.-
For 6 years from 1833 to 18S9, the revenue
from the tolls of the canal Sr after defraying
all expenses of repairs, and paying interest
oil the whole amount of the outstanding
•debts, has yielded an average surplus of
sl69,ooo'per annum. This surplus will
sustain a debt .of 12 millions of dollars. ’
The stocks issued by ’ New York are
transferable in the city ot New York, either
by the owner in persons or by a power of
attorney. The original certificate in all
cases to be produced-when the transfer is
made. ■ ' '
■ The aggregate valuation of real and per
sonal estate in 18S7 was $627,554,784. .
In’ relation to .Pennsylvania, the. interest
on lief stocks is.paid'at the' Bank of Penn
sylvania, in Philadelphia, tvhere theatock is
transferable.—The fol|owingrevenucs are
set apart for the payment of interest on the
stock loans, viz—canal- andrail,.
dividends on turnpike & bridge stock, auc
tion duties, collateral inheritances,- county
rates and levies, tax on- personal; property
and estates; whenever the revenues -arising
, from the above - sources is not sufficient for
the payment of the interest on the slock
loans, the deficiency is taken oat of. the
Treasury proper. The acts of assembly di
recting the loans to he made, direct also that
the Governor shall borrow on the credit of
the commonwealth, and such lund or funds
as-haviTbccn or shall be created, for seen
ring the punctual payment of the interest
and the reimbursement of the principal.
The aggregate valuation of real and per
sonal estate in 1835, was $294,509,187".
Libel Suit. —'We understand that in the
case at Allentown, of the Commonwealth vs.
G. A. Sage, for a libel on David R. Porter,
the jury brought in a verdict of guilty against
the defendant, on Friday last. . The affida
vit makers, the.Stonebreakers and company,
with the exception of Peggy Beaty, were
present in force, and had an opportunity of
saying all they had to say, as every indul
gence as to'thcTihtfbduction"of testimony was
extended to the defendant, the usual techn
icalities being waived on the occasion. The
jury was made up of men of both parties, and
the judges were all of opposition politics.—
The prosecution was conducted with great
ability by G. W. Barton, Esq. and John S.
Gibbons, Esq.;—Brown for the defendant.
The award of the Court has not yet been,
pronounced.— Pennsylvanian.
Sentence of Dr. Chauncey. —We learn
that Dr; Chauncey, convicted of murder in
the “second degree. for killing Eliza Sowers,
was yesterday sentenced by Judge King, to
five years imprisonment.— lb.
The cabinet consists of Messrs. Shunk,
Johnson, Klingensmith, Sallidy and Espy.
Messrs. Clarke, Hublcy and Packer, are the
Canal Commissioners;- and- Messrs. Bull,
Shaeffer, ami McCreary, are the appraisers
of damages. All of these officers are judi
ciously chosen from the ancient stock of
original most
of them been well tried in the public service;
arc all safe and competent- repositories of
power, and have the interest and honor of
the commonwealth at heart.
SI 70.806,267
We arc happy to observe that Gov, Porter,
in his selections, lias ndt lost sight of the
worthy and patriotic Germans, but has giv
en them that representation in all places of
h the highest confidence mid responsibility,do
tyhicli thcy are entitled by their talents. tlielr.
■wealth, their numbers, and their integrity.
Messrs. Shunk, Klingensmith, Sallidy, Hiib
| ley and Shaffer, all belong,to this excellent
| class of citizens, and are sO well known for
j their capacity and Uprightness, that their
intimate connection with the administration,
cannot but hc-gralifying to the noble hearted
german population who gave the democratic
majorities in Pennsylvania to Jefferson, Sny
der, Madison, Jackson, Van Burenand Por
ter, and'who have everbeen foremost ill-sus
taining free and democratic principles.
- SI 2,750,728
■ - 13,679,689
IVo-man Jhirnt to Death. —The West
Chester Village Record says:—“A woman
named Jefleris, near this Borough Was burnt
to death on the 23d ult. while in a state of
The particulars as we learn
them from arifmthentic source, are as follows:
She was sitting near the fire and it commu
nicated to her clothes, and in a moment she
was'iri a blaze; almost helpless from the cf
fects of liquor she was just able to throw
herself on a bed near by, where she was
found ,by a colored man who was attracted
to the place by the smoke and’the cries of
her children. She lived but a few hourss—
Jufnl Explosion. — We learn that on
Wednesday evening last, about dusk, the
store and dwelling house of Mr. Rush. in.
Hancock, was much damaged, if not entire
ly demolished, by the explosion of a half keg
of powder iri the store room. There were
14 persons in the house at the time, all of
whom, except tiro, were more or less inju
red—seven seriously. An endorsement on
the People’s Line waybill says it is thpughf
that four of the persons injured will'hardly;
recover. '
The powder was undcg.the counter, and
it is.supposcd!a spark from'a candle or lamp
had fallen into it. —-llatrerslown Mail.
There was a-duel-at Helena, Ark., on
the 12th.ult. between a Mr. Fisk and a Mr.
Bushwell, the first a dotitor and the last a
tailor, at the first shot, the tailorls ball whist
led through the doctor’s hair, and the doctor’s
cut off a pair 'of the tailor’s fingers.. The
parties separated, well satisfied with them
selves and with each other. • What the, one
lost in hair and ,the other in fingers was
more than trebly made up in. honor.
A man named John Grazy, at Zarand,
in Transylvania, recently fell upon a scythe
and was killed. He was in his 120th year,
and left a son 100 years old and a grandson
80. , .
Rev. Mr. Sfrole will deliver a lecture in
the "Equal Rights' Saloon” on ’Tuesday
evening next (14th) at 7i o?blockJ
The public are invited to attend.-
Whereas, my wife Elizabeth , has left my
bed and board without any just-cauSe* I
forwam all persons from harboring or trust*-
ing her on my account,- as I shall not pay
any debts contracted by her, '
Carlisle, May 7, 1839. 3t
_ CARUSIiE BAISK, May r, 18S9.
The Board of Directors of this' institution
have to-day declared a dividend of Sj pcr
cent for the last six months, [on the capitals
stock paid in. . (The same will be payable ■
to -the stockholders or their legal represent
tativea bn or after the 17th inst./. _
\V; S; COBEAN,-.Ca*Awr, V;
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