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The Juniata Company.
Quite a number of letters have been receiv
ed in town from members of the Juniata tym
pany announcing, with a single exception, their
safe arrival in the land of golden promise.
Loris I*. Fkam im i f, we regret to learn, died
on board the Schooner Swallow cn the Pacific
Ocean, on the 20th June, after having safely
traversed t long and tedious journey from
Vera Cruz to San Bias, where the party took
shipping for their port of destination. Of the
letters received, Air. Kelly's, addressed to our
neighbor of the True Democrat, embody more
general information than any others, and we
accordingly transfer them to our columns:
SAN FRANCISCO, July 11, 1810.
11. J. WALTERS, ESQ.
Dear Sir : —I promised you on the eve of
inv departure from Lewistown, that 1 would
write to vou upon the arrival of the Juniata
Company in California. 1 shall now en
deavor to fulfil that promise, and give you
. itch information as may not be devoid of
We arrived in this city on the Bth inst.,
having been four months and one day on
our jonrnev, taking as you doubless are
aware, the rout byway of Vera Cruz, Ja
-1 pa, Puebla, Mexico, Queretaro. Salaman
ca Guadalajara, Topic and Sail Bias, and
from there by Sea to this port. Like every
other route, to this land of promse, this one
hud its difficulties and its privations, though
we now all think it decidedly preferable to
any other one, except that byway of Cha
gres and Panama. The expenses of the
journey from Lewistown to this city, were
not more than about S3OO or $325 for each
person. And we have found that with the
above exception, it requires less time to
perform the journey than it would to go
any other way. None of the companies
from Independence or Fort Smith have
arrived, and none of those coming around
Cape. Horn, except those which left the
States in December, and January. And
then we travelled through a country which
has become, since tlie late war, full of ab
sorbing interest to an American. We
stood upon the battlegrounds of Vera Cruz,
Cerro Gordo, Chapultepec and Molino del
Rey, spots which have become almost clas
sic ground, and will ever remain enduring
monuments of the skill and bravery of the
gallant JScott, and his no less gallant army.
We saw the missiles of warfare lying ne
glected on those battle fields. Indeed there
are many tons of cannon balls, grape shot
and musket balls lying by the wayside at
the base of C'ero Gordo, which were fired
when that battle was fought. Mv only
wonder is, that the Mexicans have not col
lected and sold them fur old iron. We
stood, too, upon the graves where lie buried
the almost forgotten brave of the American
army, who fell in those terrible conflicts
subdued and saddened when we thought of
the ravages of war, and of the emptiness
of earthly renown—of those who were un
timely slain, and those who were left to
mourn their fallen kindred. Such scenes
as those give an interest to this route
which no other one posesses—and then we
have moreover learned a great deal about
the manners and customs of the Mexicans,
which we would not otherwise have known.
This knowledge of the Mexican character
has, however, not given us a favorable
opinion of them. They are, with but few
exceptions, a despicable, treacherous and
degraded people. This is not my own opin
ion only, but that of every member of my
company, and I do assure you that often,
very often, we possessed even a stronger
desire than even Mr. Clay did, to get into
" uvnie nook or corner where ice might
*Unj a Mexican Among the lower or
ders of the Mexicans, (and that is by far
the greatest number) there is still a strong
antipathy to the Americans, caused, doubt
less, bv the late war. Two or three times
etoues were hurled at us by the boys as we
passed along the streets of towns and vil
lages. but a rifle pointed or a pistol present
ed, we found, was a verv effectual way to
convince thein that we were determined to
protect ourselves from insult and injury.
And 1 assure you that they have now as
much dread of the American rifle and the
American citizen, as they had when our
armies covered their land.
As soon as we landed in Vera Cruz we
assumed a military organization, both of
<ur own and other companies that travelled
with us. I had the honor to be elected
Captain of the whole. We generally en
camped, pitched our tents and kept our
guaid through the niglit—and it was well
we did so, for without these precautions it
is altogether unsafe to travel through the
country, infested as it is with robbers.—
We got through without accident. One
u! the companies, however, that travelled
with us. lost one man, who remained be
laud a day at Vera Cruz and took the dilli
gence. The coach was attacked by rob
bers, and he was shot in the hips with
three buck shot, which entered his groin.
On the following morning he overtook us,
suffering the most excruciating pain from
his wound. I gave him my mattings to
lie upon, and we advised liiin to go on in
the (Jiiligenre. lie went a few miles, but
was at length compelled to stop at Flan del
Rio, within three miles of Cero Gordo, at
which place lie died. We buried him
m ibe woods, beside a number of Ameri
cans who died from wounds received in
battle. The Alcalde would not permit a
heretic, as be leimed him, to lie buried in
■onseeraled ground. The loan who was
vn. I It: hid been one ol Kendall's reporters
during the war. I'he dittigence was rob
ed at,net a dozen times whilst we were i
<u Mexico—over not more tliati two milts
in advance of our party. It was near Rio
Frio where wc expected an attack ourselves,
as w were told that the robbers, numbering
about thirty, were lying in wait for us.—
< >f course there great excitement in
ot:r iitde bund, but no one falteied in the
least. We closed our lines and examined
our arms, and then slowly but steadily ad
i vanned. On arriving at the place of ex
pected attack we discovered no traces ol
the robbers, but learned afterwards from the
coachman that a French lady was robbed
of her cloak, and a man of bis coat. As they
were about to strip him of bis pants,the driver
told them that a party of Americans was at
hand, when they at once fled to the woods
without waiting to complete the robbery.
There is no danger, whatever, of ten or
twelve well armed Americans being attack
ed. either travelling as we did, or going in
the dilligence, provided tliev keep close
t lgether, and a strict watch.
If 1 find more space in this letter, I could
give you some oilier items of interest,
which lam now compelled to omit. Suf
fice it to say, that we all arrived here safe
ly and to good health, except Mr. FRAN
ciscrs, who died on the Pacific Ocean
on the 20th June. 1 have written to his
father in Lewistown, conveying to him the
If 1 ("in find leisure before we go to the
mines I will write you something in rela
tion to the strange state of affairs existing
here, although I am half inclined to think
that I will uot be believed. Meanwhile
allow nje to subscribe myself,
Trulv yours, &<*.,
JAMES K. KELLY.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 12th, 1819.
11. J. M ALTERS, ESQ.,
Dear Sir : —Y esterday
I gave you a hastily written, and imperfect
account of our journey across Mexico to
this place, and in my letter I stated that i'.'
1 had a leisure moment before going to the
mines I would write you again, and give
>on some items of California news. The
accounts we received in the states before
I left certainly bordered hard upon the mar
vellous, and many there were who consid
ered them of the Munchausen order. I
was credulous enough to believe them, and
on the faith of those representations 1 re
solved to make a pilgrimage to the El Do
rado. And now, that lam here, 1 see no
reason to change my belief, or to doubt
even the most extravagant and highly col
ored accounts which I had read before 1
left home. It is true, I have not as yet
been at the mines, and cannot speak from
personal observation. Yet 1 have seen
many persons here of the highest integriu
and of undoubted veracity, who have been
there, and who have told me that even die
most exaggerated accounts arc literal!)
true. And then I think a man is justified
in believing these accounts, when lie takes
into consideration the apparently exhorbi
tant, certainly extravagant prices, paid for
most kinds of goo Is. You can scarcely
see a man in the streets who lias not his
pockets filled with silver and gold, and if
you look into nearly every alternate house
you will see one of those gambling hells,
which are a curse to this, as well as any
other land. These gambling houses are
filled with persons, mostly miners, who
gamble night andday, staking often as high
as SSOO and SIOOO on a single card. I pre
sume there are at least fifty or sixty of
these gaming tables in San Francisco,
with high piles of silver and gold to tempt
the weak and unwary. I have seen more
silver and gold here than I ever did before
in the same time, and it is very certain
that the supply must be abundant from some ,
source. And then the prices of labor, &.C.,
indicate the same thing. The wages of an
ordinary laborer is $lO to sl2 per day,
and laborers hard to lie had at that price.
Mechanics get from sl2 to S2O, and find
constant employment. Yesterday WM.
SCOTT of our company was offered sl4 a
• lay, to work at the building of anew Bap
list church, (the first protestant church in
Calitori.ia) and promised constant employ
ment at those wag**s until the building was
completed ; but we wish him to go with us.
and he was therefore compelled to decline
The prices of goods varies with the de
mand for them, rising and falling like the
mercury in the thermometor. Owing to
lite vast amount of (lour, pork, ready-made
clothing, &c., m the market, these things
are cheap. Flour is $8 00 per bbl. here,
SBO at the mines. Fork from $lB to S2O.
Fresh beet, the best kind, 12 j cts., per
pound. Keady-niadc clothing is as cheap
as in Philadelphia or New York. The
market is glutted with it, and the price of
storage is too high to keep it on hand, being
*3 per month for a barrel or a package of that
size. On the other hand, things made bv la
bor in California are extravagantly dear. I
s.iw a wagon and two pairs of harness sold
lor SOOO, —in the States they would be
worth about S4O or SSO. Wheelbarrows
sell lor $22 each. Picks weighing 4
pounds $4. Shovels $3. The price of
hoards here is S3OO per thousand feet. I
saw yesterday a receipt given for 200 feet
of boards at 37 I cts., per foot, hoard meas
ure. At the mines it is said thev sell for
SISOO per thousand feet, and yet timber
is abundant in the mountains. Where is
Sain Hopper ? These prices of course
cannot last long, as 1 presume saw mills |
will be built or hoards shipped from the
Stales. If our merchants had sent hoards
or bricks here, instead ol flour and clothing,
they would have taken away a greater
amount of our gold. Hotter sells for $1 5(1
per lb., at least it did this morning when
we bought a little ; milk 81 per quart, and
yet there are thousands upon thousands of
wild cattle of the finest kind within a few
miles from here. Boiled eggs are 50 cts.,
a piece. For pies I paid yesterday 75 cts.
apiece. To-day they are down to 02—
For a common ginger cake 25 els. —
Wouldn't flourish here ? Ned
Smith said to a shrewd Yankee, who was
vending Ins ginger bread, that it was too
dear, that at home it was only a penny.—
He replied in true Yankee stvle, "Oh, but
you must recollect you are not to hum!"
Hoarding without lodging, at the principal
hotel, is s2l per week : with lodging, $4 1. 1
J. M. I)i s< AN, of our company, paid for
hta upper the first night after we I mded,
$2 75, and had only bread, batter, beef
steak, two ejgg and eof Tee. This hotel
' (Parker's) is a two story frame house,
I about the size of tire old tavern house of
! iMr. Turner in Lewislown, and the landlord
pays an annual rent of $90,000 (ninety
thousand). He, has however, leased out one
I room to four gomblers, who pay him a
rent of $30,000 a year. The smallest coin
in use here, (except at the Post Office,) is
dime or 12$ cent piece. Nor can one buy
the most trifling article for less than a bit
W hen this state of things will end I
I know not. In every other country men
, can make seine calculation in money mat
ters and market prices. Here it is folly to
attempt it. lam inclined to believe that
persons from the Slates will not risk send
ing their vessels here, as they run a great
risk of having ihem deserted, and left in
1 the harbor. Two days ago I counted 137
ships at anchor in the bay, many entirely
deserted by tbe crew who have gone to the
mines. Although the wages of sailors are
$l5O per month, they cannot be induced
to remain faithful to their engagements.—
Ships are now offered for sale here at one
half their value in the States, but no one
wishes to buy.
j Although there is no organized govern
ment here the people appear to be very or
derly, and goods of great value are left in
the streets without danger of being stolen.
I have been told that thefts at the mines
i are punished m a very summary manner.
The first twelve person who meet together
form self-consti'uted judges, jurors and
executioners. If the offence is of an ag
gravated character, the thief, if found guil
ty, i> shot. If a minor offence, he gets no
tice to leave the "diggins" within a speci
fied time, and if found there after the expi
ration of the allotted time he is shot. This
is a very sanguinary criminal code, though
it is saiii to be very efficacious in prevent
Phe good citizens of California are verv
indignant at the course pursued by the late
Congress, in extending the revenue laws
over the territory, thus taxing the people
without giving them the benefit of a civil
government in return. Gen. Riley, the
Governor ol the territory, has issued his
proclamation calling upon all the male citi
zens of the United States, residing in Cal
ifornia, be ing 21 years of age, to assemble
on the Ist day of August next and vote for
delegates to form a State Constitution. I
hope we shall shortly have a regularly or
ganized government, for indeed we have
much need of it. If Congress neglects to'
act in the premises, the people must do it
There is at present a very strong and
hostile feeling existing against the Chilians.
Peruvians, Mexicans, and other foreigners,
who are digging and carrying away the
gold from the mines. They are about sev
en or eight thousand in number, and have
established themselves at some of the ricli
-1 est placer*. They will be driven off he
fore long if ihey do not leave peaceably. !
\t present the Americans are not sufficient- .
ly strong to expel them, but the tide of j
emigration is begining to come around the
Horn, and soon the column will pour in
Iroiu across the plains, and then the for
eigners will he notified to leave within a
given time. If they should not heed the
notification they will Unquestionably be i
killed. It they had come with the inten- i
lion of becoming citizens, this feeling
would not be so hostile against them, but
now they are viewed as interlopers, and will
be treated as such. It is not improbable,
therefore, that we shall be called on to play
the soldier instead of the digger. I hope,
however,this will not he the case. 1 should
regret wry much to see a civil war raging
here, much more to be a partaker in it.
In a day or two we shall go to die dig
gins, and it will probably he some weeks
before I shall he in San Francisco. If, in
the mean while, anything worthy of note
should occur 1 shall write you.
Truly yours, Arc.,
JAMES K. KELLY.
Lewistown, Sept. Ki, 1149.
Paid bv Dealers. Hetoil*
Flour - - .yi o.j &-> (hi |
Wheat, white - 103 1 15
red - 91 1 10
Rye - - 50 00
'hits - . :io :to
Corn, - . 50 (g) 1
Cloverseed - . 350 400
Flaxseed - . 1 00 1 25
Timothy.-eed - . 2 00 2 50
Butter, good - . ]2j 12£
Fgg - - 1 H ,
Lard - - 0 H
Tallow . H ]o
Potatoes - - 50 024
Beef", 4 up
Bacon, per lb. 77
Pork - . 0 00 0 00
Wool, per lb. - . 2$
Feathers - . 45 45
Ihe Iti'wislawn Mills are paying 95 to
100 cents fur good wheat. 5(1 cents for Rye,
50 cents for Corn, und 30 cents for Oats.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 20. 1849.
hi/'i'n.— I here is very bttle movement in
the flour market, und prices are barely sus
tained ; sales nl common Western brands fresh 1
ground at .$5. Extra and fancy brands are
ii'-ld at aoj. Hyp flour is worth alxiut i
$3. (,oru .Meal—Penna. is selling HI s3s,
and Brandywine at 553',. Wheat—Prime
Pennsylvania reds are at 105 a 100, and white '
at 112a 113. Corn—Yellow is held at 05c;
while 61 a 62c. Oats—Southren are worth
29 a 30; Penna. 35 a 30.
BAI.TIMOHE, Sept. 20, I^4o.
Fi.orH- We note sales yesterday ofOOObbls.
Howard street flour at #5. To-day holders
were more willing to operate, and sales of
1 • >(H) bbls were made at the same rate. We
note sales ot 500 bids. City Mills Flour at $5.
CHAIN. —The supply of wheat to-day was rath
er light. Sales of good to prime reds at 95a
10*2 tents, and two or three choice lots at 100*
104 cents. We quote white wheats 100 a 1(15
ct*., and family flour white at 100 a 110 cents.
Sales of torn at 5S a 00 cts. for yellow, and
ooa;iH cts. for white. Parcels of mixed, and
Virginia heated white, sell at 50a50 cts.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1849.
TER M S :
ONE DOLLAR PER ANNUIUT,
For six months, 75 cents.
NEW subscriptions must be paid in
advance. If the paper is continued, and not
paid within the first month, $1.25 will be charg
ed; if not paid in three months, $1.50; if not
paid in six months, $1.75; and if not paid in
nine months, $2.00. •
Democratic Whig Nominations.
CAN A I, COM MISSION ER,
HENRY M. FULLER,
OF LUZERNE COUNTY.
JOSEPH HEFFLEY, ESQ,,
of Union township.
ol* Oliver township.
AUGUSTUS M. INGRAM,
of Decatur- township.
OURSELVES. — We had some hopes of being
able to take part in the political campaign now
raging, hut continued "debility" warns us that
hands barely able to hold a pen, must lav aside
all thoughts of political warfare. Our friends
in the country, however, can he up and doing,
and when the day ot battle comes round, make
good report ol tlu inselves.
During our sickness wo have had many
proofs of kindness, from friends both in town
and country, which we shall long remember,
and at some future day endeavor to repay.
Our subscribers must have patience—for
some weeks to come, at least, we shall not be
able to pay much attention (if any) to he pa
pur, and as the entire labor of the establish
ment falls upon somewhat inexperienced hands,
they will, we trust, make allowance for the
limited quantity of matter furnished.
Notices of Advertisements.
I. W. 4, J. MOORE again offer to the public
a lot of young fruit trees, Persons desirous of
raiding fruit, can not do better than by pur
chasing at this Nursery, as the variety is at
present unusually large.
Gur readers are referred to the advertise
ment of Messrs. SITER. JAMES &, Co, Flour
and Grain Factors, <tc. This being an old es
taolbhed *;rrn, and having the advantage of an
extensive business acquaintance, our merchants
and others would probably do well to give them
JOHN STONE &. SONS offer an assortment of
fall Millinery Goods.
Persons wishing' to buy cheap Confectiona
ries, are referred to JOSEPH R. MANN'S adver
Artists, Painters, and Daguerreotypists can
lie supplied with articles needed by calling on
v\ vr. A. WISONO.
TYNDAI.E MITCHELL advertise an exten
sive variety of China, Glass and Qucensware.
ADAM GREER wants an owner for a stray
JOHN CARNEY publishes a caution.
ADJUTANT GEN. IRWIN. — Phis gentleman
recently paid a visit to Philadelphia on busi
ness, and while there was attacked with se
vere pains in the hand wounded at Mu'.ino del
Roy, which threatened serious consequences.
Dr. BRIXTON, the General's brother-in-law, on
hearing ol Ins indisposition, hastened to Phila
delphia, and at his suggestion a medical con
sultation was held, which resulted in an opera
tion on the back of the wounded hand on .Mon
day last, with, we are pleased to say, the hap
piest consequences. The General, at the last
accounts, was so much improved in health that
he expected to return to his family to-day or
FATVI. ACCIDENT. —We regret to learn that
on Saturday evening last, a boy about 15 years
of age, name JOSEPH RUSH, son of Peter Rush
of I*erguson's \ alley, had his scull horribly
shattered, hy the kicking of a horse attached to
the wagon in which he was returning home,
from the effects of which he expired in a few
hours. A young lady, who was also in the
wagon, had several teeth knocked out, and her
face otherwise seriously bruised.
We observe hy the Democratic Whig, that
a serious fire occurred in Bellefonte, on the
night ot the 13th inst., which consumed a lum
ber yard and quite a number of stables, among
which were those of Messrs. McCallister, Gil
liland, Stewart, Vandyke, Montgomery and
Hoover, Sheriff Mll seer, 11. N. McAllister,
Ksq., ami Miss Miles. The total loss has not
yet been estimated, but will doubtless be very
heavy, of which, we understand, but SIOO are
MORK Roci KA. —Two men, named Samuel
Karles and McKee, were arrested and
lodged in the county jail, on Monday last, for
palming counterfeit notes upon several of our
Wm. 11. Foster, Jr., has been appointed by
the Canal Commissioners engineer for the con
struction of (tie extension of the North Hraneh
Canal. He is at present engaged on the PtMin
syivania Hail road.
A young man, aged 17 years, and a young girl,
aged 13, belonging to Providence, Pa., were
married last week.
The steamer Empire City arrived at New
York on the 13th inst., bringing dates from San
Francisco to the 3d of August. The news
brought by her, although interesting, is not of a
very important character.
The accounts relative to the gold mines in
California continue to be as numerous and ex
orbitant as ever, and it is said that no estimate
can be made of the abundance of the gold, as
new "diggings" are continually being discover
ed, many of which prove even richer than those
An organised body of lawless Mlows in San
Francisco, who call themselves "Hounds," on
; the lGtli of July made an unprovoked attack up
on a party of Chilians, destroying their tents,
stealing and damaging their property, and in
many instances firing upon and otherwise mal
treating them. The citizens immediately form
ed themselves into a police, and arrested a num
ber of the villains. They were tried on the
next day, and most of them found guilty of a
part or all of the several crimes of conspiracy,
riot, robbery and assault with intent to kill.—
They were respectively sentenced according to
the enormity of their offences, and measures im
mediately taken for carrying these sentences in
At the "diggings" the miners from Oregon
have almost entire control. They usually take
the responsibility of enforcing law and order,
and are fully supported by the great body of the
miners. Persons convicted by a jury of t/te/f are
invariably and in-tantly hung; and drunkenness
and other minor offences meet with an equally
j summary punishment. Generally speaking,
quiet and good feeling prevails, though their ex
| isted some ill will against foreigners, especially
South Americans, many of whom were leaving.
The tide of emigration to the gold region is i
still stupendous. During the month of July, no
less than 3G14 persons arrived at San Francisco,
3000 of whom were said to be Americans.
Difficulty with France. !
We have intelligence from Washington, that
the Government has notified M. Poussin, the
French Minister, that his passports are ready
lor him—or in other words, that he lias been
dismissed. It has for some weeks been hinted
that some difficulty was iikeiy to arise from
the reluctance of the French Government to
receive Mr- Rives, the recently appointed
American Minister to that Republic; but the
difficulties at Washington did not arise solely
from this. It appears that M. Poussin, ad
: dressed a note, on another subject, to Mr. Clay
ton, Secretary of State, some weeks since,
which from its phraseology was deemed hio-h- '
ly impertinent. The President at once direct
ed that tiie offensive letter should be forward
el to the French Government, but that Gov
ernment not having noticed the demand, and j
sufficient time therefor having elapsed, the
President has caused M. Poussin to be inform
ed that his passports are ready for him.
OCR PRO<PCCTS. —The Huntingdon Journal
says " that many of the honest, tax paying mem
bers of the Locofuco party, whose only object
is the public good, declare their intention of vo
ting for HENRY M. FCLKR for Canal Com
missioner. They say they will never give their
; voles in favor of electing the entire board from
1 one party. A Locofoco of this kind remarked
; to us the other day, that he would vote for FCL
. LEU, "because," said he, "I believe there will
be more honesty in the Canal Board when both
parties are represented, than when it is compos- I
ed exclusively of members of one party." We
think he is right, and no doubt there are scores
ot honest Locofocos who entertain the same
ABAXDOXIVG Til tin FLAG. —It seems that the
Locofoco leaders have become so conscious of
i the rottenness of their cause and of its odious
ness in public estimation, that they consider an
: open, fair field fight altogether hopeless; and
have henec determined to change their tactics
and try the Guerilla system. In Blair county
they declare they will oircr to the people neither
regular nominations nor volunteers, at the ap-
I proaching election ! In Adams county, ditto, j
In Lancaster county the chairman of their
County Committee officially announces that no
ticket will be settled by the party this year.
The following patriotic sentiment, express
ed by a prominent individual in regard to sup-
J porting the regular nominations, we hope will
| meet the hearty co-operation of every whig in
Mifflin county :
'• When nominations have been made—no
matter how much we mav be disappointed
we must all, with one voice, harmonize, and,
as a S|>artan band, ensure victory by emulat
ing and vieir.g with each other, who can give
the strongest evidence of his patriotic devo
The editor of the Washington Commonwealth
j in a late number of his paper, says :
A late number of the Washington Union has
jan article headed ' The liutrhers Grinding\ their
hnirci.' 'This frightful caption induced us to
suppose that some great and terrible onslaught
was about to take place. We were, however,
agreeably disappointed on reading the whole of
the Union's artiele, to learn that the object
was merely to slaughter a lot of calces that have
been fattening at the public crib.'
j HKRR RYNINOER. —This somewhat noted in
dividual gave an exhibition ol bis hazardous
feat of walking a distance of INK) feet on a
; sicgle wire, suspended from the top of Wayne's
Hotel, on Monday afternoon last. He appear
| ed to feel perfectly nt home on the wire, and
maintained his equilibrium with remark&hle
Spaulding &, Rogers' Circus paid Lewis
town a visit on Saturday last, and successfully
' disappointed the expectations of those who
visited their performances. In fact, many
pronounced it a perfect humbug, from begin
ning to end, the famous Appollonicon not ex
State benatc of Alabama contains one
lug majority. This is the first time that ev
er the \\ higs secured cither branch of the Ala
, bama Legislature.
A Tcmrcrance lnci.lcnr.
The Boston Chronutype mention* amont
incidents of bather Mather's visit r| n t r
worn woman, yet young, with two ,-hiJ!
her side, plain but ncntlv dresif ( j r v
i the circle, kneeled, and by the m ,i.. 0 " rt " ! !nt "
her lies, seemed praying
and backoned a forlorn looking tiia,, 't'" , 08,;
by in tempera nee—he rejected the in Ji.^ Ced
She again kneeled, again prayed ai'd* 0
urged her unhappy partner into tl, c lr " ?f ""
lie yielded, and there with clasned h a , t P '~~
! tearful eyes, she heard her husband T ?
the hopeful words of the pledge a r>i . 10
i if tepi acred, will introduce the " lw
life n train into the heart a nil matte herd"* 1 *
tic circle glad with the blessing an . T es
j dance thal temperance never fai] 6 e to secure""'
Joseph Ambnikter having been convirt-a ,
murder in the second degree, at Eastnn <■
days ago, effected his escape a nirrht f , r ll
ter, from the jail at that place, bv cuttineTk'f'
through a door, and getting into an din
room, then furcin;tcclTthcfecl,
; and next making a hole through thefloo?t„
room below, and walking off He wasconfilj
in an upper room with two oilier persons \
body beard him do all this work, and r.nkJ"
has heard anything of him since. The imm.
reward of £75 is offered for his arrest? T
i wonder they talk about building a new ia.i ih..°
—Germantoicn Telegraph. f '
SORL THROAT.— Nearly all the children AND
many adults.'in Doylestown, Bucks countv V
and vicinity, have had the 'sore throat,' adi'se-J
that has slain hundreds. It is, however, easily
managed if promptly and properly treated. Dr
Heridrie, we understand, has treated nearly u Q
hundred cases. It manifests itself in the form
of ulcers in the throat, with little or no sick Qtij
for several days ; hut if not soon attended to i>
Mrs. Mary Myers, convicted of the murder of
her husband in Ih4B, and who has been confined
ever since in the Venango county jail, was rt
leased from her confinement and set at large.it
the August term of court for that county.
Caasius M. Clay, who, it will be remember
ed, was seriously wounded in a rencontre, &
short time since, i 9 gradually recovering from
Diseased potatoes should not be eaten. A.
many as twenty one persons recently died it a
farm in Ohio, and it is believed from no other
cause than eating diseased potatoes.
Queen Victoria, it is said, will show herCi
nadian subjects the light of her countenance next
BE UNPREJUDICED.—u, no fooii.h M r
sons he go prejudiced againt ibig now truly celebrated
medicine as to depie this advice; let it be used immedi
ately on pain being felt: no matter where it may oe,
whether in the head or feet, whether it be in the backer
abdomen, whether arising from external or internal cause,
use the Branrireth's Pills, and rely upon it, that the pam
will go, the body will be restored to health a? soon as na
ture has received sufficient ASSISTANCE from their effect.
The quantity o." impure humors discharged from the
body by the action of the Brandreth's Pills, is replaced in
the course of a few hours with new and pure blood, by
the digestion of a moderate meal. By pu/ging the body
with this medicine the whole mass of blood becomes en
tirely purified and regenerated.
1 hat the blood is the life of the body, I presume is un
disputed, therefore I shall say that it being the SEAT or
f.IFE, it must also be the seat of disease. If disease be in
the blood, we should abstract the disease only, not the
blood It is the impurities which must he removed by
purgation to secure our health, in all slates of the weatner,
in all situations, and in all climates. The blood, like a
good spirit, is always trying to benefit the body by in
struggles to expel impurities. But it is not capable to ef
fect its own purification at all times: to do this it must
often have assistance. When the blood is loaded with im
purities, especially in this climate, the consequences tnar
be fatal, provided the blood is not purified at once, and
this is sure to be effected ,f Brandreth's Pills are used.
Purchase the geiium- medicine of the following a*ents:
JOHN A. STERETT, Lewistown ; h ill,am Hardy, Mo
Veytown; Jones <s■ Siminglon. Huntingdon; Moore jf
S'eope. Alexandria; Crestrtll, Petersburg ; Hart
man, Smith 4- Co., Manorial!; T. .V. Ovens, Birmingham.
In tlties place, on the 12th inst., MARY MIL
LIKEN, daughter of Ijuvrence J. and Charlotte
P Elbertv, aged 4 years, 5 months, and 18
At his residence in Oliver township, on Mon
day last, GEORGE SITTLK, in the 59th year of
On Wednesday morning last, Mrs. SOPHIA
ANDERSON, (colored,) in the 57th year of her
age. The deceased was in conversation with
two of our Attorneys, relative to some busi
ness connected with the death of her son, who
died at Huntingdon some time ago, when she
suddenly fell forward upon a table, and on be
ing raised up and conveyed to a bed, she was
found to be a corpse.
A LARGE assortment of choice and splen
did young Fruit Trees, consisting in
part of Apple, Pear, Plum, Peach, Cherry,
Nectarine, Apricot, Jcc., &.C., are now offered
for sale at the
where purchasers may rely on being supplied
trees of the best and most ap-
varieties of fruit, on moderate
terms. These trees are not inferior
trees grown in any other nursery
in the State; and all persons wishing to pur
chase are invited to call and judge for them
selves. For further particulars see Cata
logues, which will he furnished gratis to all
post paid applicants, and all orders, directed to
the subscribers, at Lewistown, Mifflin county.
Pa., will be promptly attended to.
T. VV & J. MOORE.
Lewistown, Sept. 22, 1849—2 m.
CAME to the residence ot the subscriber
residing in Brown township, on the 14th
instant, a RED STEER. The
owner is requested to prove pro
■ o Petty- pay charges, and take him
*wtJ3S>aaway; otherwise he will be dis
posed of according to law.
_ , ADAM GREER.
Recdeville, Sept. 22, 1849—8t.
7 CENTS REWARD.
R ANA WAV from the subscriber, residing
in Armagh township, on Thursday, 'j" l
20th instant, an indented apprentice to the
farming business, named GEORGE W. BARk
The above reward, but no thanks, will bo £ IV "
en ror his return; and all persons are hereby
notified not to harbor or trust him on my * c '
count. WILLIAM T. CLOSE.
September 22, 1849—3t.
DR S. P TOWNS END'S S A RSA BA
RILLA, for 3le at Green's Medieat P o '
pot No. 11 Lewistown, Pa. Sept.le.