Lewistown gazette. (Lewistown, Pa.) 1843-1944, October 06, 1849, Image 1

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Vol XXXV. —Whole No. 1852.
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Philadelphia Advertisements.
NEW YORK DRY GOOD STORE.
Lord, Taylor Co.,
No. 208 Chesnut street, Philadelphia,
1 T A VR now on hand, just received direct from the man
-1 ufacturers, a full assortment of
SILKS, CJSSIIMERES,
MEHI.YOES, D£ LAIJYES,
SHAWLS, 4- e , fc.
The colors and designs being of their owa selecting,
and entirely theirs.
Lf.VE.V9, HOSIER r, HABERDASHERY, and all
the different makes of Domestic Goods constantly on
hand, wholesale and retail.
L , T & Co. never deviate from f.rst price.
0-We are daily receiving goods from the New York
Auctions 29, 1849—2 m.
FALL MILLINERY GOODS.
JOHN STONE Sc SONS.
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
SILKS, RIBBONS AND MILLINERY GOODS,
No. 45 South Second street, PhiladeVa,
i RE now opening Tor the Fall Trade, a very handsome
A assortment of Milltnery Goods, chiefly of their own
importations—to which they wijl constantly be making
additions. They have now in store.
Figured Safins —new designs
Figured and corded Bonnet Goods
Corded and plain Velvets, of all colors
Bonnet Latins
Fancy Bonnet and Cap Ribbons, in great variety
French and American Flowers
French Fancy Feathers
laces—Quillings—Tabs
Bonnet Crowns, Buckrams, Sec., Sec.
T Mher with every article used in the Millinery trade;
A:; .f which are offered at the lowest market prices.
September 22, 1849 lm.
The <*reat China Store
OF PHILADELPHIA.
fTHANKFI'L to the citizens of Lew-istown and its vi- ;
1- cinity for their increased custom, we again request |
heir company is view our large and splendid assortment
of China, Glass and Queens ware. Dinner sets, tea
KL', toilet sets, and single pieces, either of Glass, China I
r .-'tone Ware, sold in quantities to suit purchasers, fbr
.-is than they can be had elsewhere—in fact at less than
wholesale prices. American arid English BRITTA.YIA
METAL GOODS, in greater variety than ever before
< Sued in the city. Fancy China in great variety, very
cheap. t>We would invite any person visiting the city
to call and tee us-rHhey will at least be pleased to walk
around our beautiful store, and to view the finest China
sad the cheapest the world produces. Very respectfully,
TYNDALE St MITCHELL,
No. 219 Chestnut, street, Philadelphia.
September 22,1849 ly.
Muff*, Boa*, Victorias, and
Fur Trimmings.
31. D. C O II K N,
FANCY FURRIEB,
1T r Ori,D moat respectfully call the attention of ail per
sons in want of any article in the Fancy Fur busi
ness, that he has now ready a splendid assortment of the j
■ove mentioned articles, made of every description of
r irs, and in the great variety of shapes that are now
'ishiouable, which he offers to sell at very reasonable
'"fits, at his FUR STORE, No SB North Second street,
■••wo doors below Arch st) Philadelphia
Merchants purchasing to sell again, would find it con
'Merably to their advantage to call and examine bis stock
km! judge for themselves before purchasing elsewhere.
.-The full market price always given for SKf.YS of
every description.
*** The store is alw ays closed on Saturdays.
M. D COKEN,
-Ye '1 .V 14 rt , {two inert Mete Arch) Philada
September IS, 1849- 3m.
E. HICKS JONES,
WHOLESALE DEALER t MANUFACTURER OF j
Willow Sc Wooden Ware,
Importer of French Baskets, Looking
Glasses and Fancy Goods,
NO. 18 NORTH SECOND STREET,
B-tween Market aud Arch St*., under f. Sidney Jones'
Carpet Warehouse, two doors below Christ Church,
rmuDtuau,
J I AS on hand and is constantly receiving a large and
extensive assortment of Combs, Brushes, Fancy
•'utel, of every description, (too numerous to mention,)
'coking Glasses of gilt and mahogany frames, Baskets,
'Caches, Chairs, dec.. See
BROOMS.
''baker's Eastern Wisp and Country Brooms, Win
: Blinds, Door Mats, Tubs, Buckets, Churns, YVash
ords—in fact, Wooden and Willow Ware of every de
'toption, all of which will be sold low for CASH or city j
Mteptance.
MERCHANTS would save themselves much tisM and
!r "<uble, by calling and examining my stock before pur
tkuing.
•V B. looking Glasses are insured against breakage to
- art* of the Union, without extra charge.
Philadelphia, August 25, 1549 —3in.
\. s. LAWRENCE,
-Ajrej,/ f„ r (] Lf , gulp a f South worth Mani{fac- |
luring Company s Writing Papers.
areliou*e Vo. :t iflinor St.,'
PHILADELPHIA.
' l B) raHve of the above superior Pipeis now iri store,
1 f r .I* to the trade at the lowest market prices,con
in part of—
r""! thick Flat Caps, 15, 11, 15 and If lbs , Mite and i
'■'perfli,e Medium and Deirri Writings, blue and white
'•ra super and superfine Folio Posts, blue and white, |
*'•"> and ruled
"r* super l.tnen Note Paper*, plain and gilt.
•■'Tfii.e and line Bill Papers, long and broad
'''""'fine and fins Counting House Caps and Posts,
and vnnte,
1-noi super Congress Cap* and letter*, plain aod ruled ,
L'iA a bite.
' 1 n *iipe; Congress Caps and Letters, gilt.
' Key,pun Caps and Posts.
' W'flfie blue tiweo tbill Letters '
I'Hra taper Bath Posts, blue and white, plain and
4 I
b'id,"ddered Note Papers and Envelopes. i
" w >*r Bnei Paper*.
, "uulu.: rind hi. a Caps tttd Vital/, ruled and plain,
" vvh.t*-, various qualities and price*. 1 t
J, ' ll; ' 'in* white and *orted id tine Papers,
, *t-!*. whits and assftitod Tissue, Tea, Wrapping, , i
p " ■ i xi.d h!us Mediums, Cap wrappc'l*. I j
'"up. r Sr
- hu J ~,e 30, 1*49- 6in
ffSßgHgfflg) As?g> ggaaasataiß) anr @a®jE®is wmssmma-, ™mw ®®asm s
Wholesale Sc Retail
CLOCK STORE,
•Yo. 238 .Market street, above Seventh, South tide,
PHILADELPHIA.
A LTHODOH we can scarcely estimate the value of
**■ TIME commercially, yet by calling at the above es
tablishment, JAMES HAUDER will furnish bis friends,
among whom be includes all tvlto duly appreciate its
fleetness, with a beautiful and perfect Index for marking
its progress, of whose value they CAM judge.
His extensive stock on hand, constantly changing in
conformity to the improvements in taste and style of
pattern and workmanship, consists of Eight-day
and Thirty-hour Hrnss Counting House, Parlor,
Church, and Alarm CLOCKS, French, Oo
litic and other fancy styles, as well as plain,
which from his extensive connection and correspondence
with the manufacturers he tluils he cau put at the lowest
cash figure, in any quantity, from one to n thousand, of
whiuh he will warrant the accuracy.
OClocks repaired and tear ran ted. Cluck Trimmings
on hand.
CALL and see me amohg them.
JAMES BARBER, 238 Market st.
Philadelphia, August 18, 1910—ly.
THE FA IMI EK'S
ENCYCLOPEDIA.
SPITED BY UOUVERNECK EMERSON.
TNT one volume, royal octavo, 1165 page*, beautifully
bound, containing 17 fine plates, beside* numerous
Wood Cut*. Sold at about one fourth the cost of the
English work, without any plates.
" The Farmer's Encyclopedia is a real treasury of prac
tical information, wherein the experience of all net** and
countries is carefully roaTLO vr to the present day, and
admirably arranged for convenient reference."—Dr. Dar
lington
" We are fully convinced that such an amount of valu
able knowledge for farmers can he found in no other
work in so cheap and convenient a form. In fact, no
Farmer who pretends to be well informed in his profes
sion, should be without this work."—.Yeic Gennttec Far.
mer.
An excellent work, fit to be distributed m premiums by-
Agricultural Societies.—J. S. Skinner.
Orders for the above work received at this
Office—price j4.
Also, by E. YV. CARR, Tliird street, opposite
the Exchange, Philadelphia ; and N. HICRMAN,
Baltimore, Maryland
0C7"A11 Orders must be accompanied by the
CASH, [July 14, '49-3 m.
MA FT FACTO RY OF POCK ET BOOKS, kc.
No. 52i Chestnut Street, above Second,
PHILADELPHIA.
THE subscriber re*pertftilly solicit* public attention to
his superior and tasteful slock of
Pocket B jofcs, Pocket Knives, and
Banker'* Cases, Other Fine Cutlery,
Bill Books, Gold Pens and Paucils,
Dressing Cases, Segar Cases,
Card Gate*. Chess Men,
Port Monaies, Back Gammon Boards,
Purses, Dominoes, Stc., &c.
His assortment consist* of the most fashionable aud
modern styles, of the finest quality aud excellent work
manthip, embracing every desirable fancy pattern, which
he will at all time* be prepared to exhibit and furnish
wholesale or retail on the most pleasing term*.
who desire to supply themselves with
articles of the best quality will consult their own inter
ests by calling at this establishment
F. H. SMITH,
Pocket Book Manufacturer, 551 Chestnut Street.
August 25, 1549—6 m.
LIFE INSURANCE.
The Girard Life Insurance Annuity and Trust
Company of Philadelphia,
Office No, 159 Chesnut Street.
Capit.il $300,000.
Charter Perpetual.
j /"'O.VTINT'E to make Insurances on Live* on the ■):
G favorable taruii; receive and execute Trusts, and
I receive Deposits on Interest.
The Capital being paid up and invested, together with
accumulated premium fund, afford* a perfect security to
■ the insured. The premium may be paid In yearly, half
yearly, or quarterly paymenta.
The Company add a BONDS at stated periods to the
insurance* for life. Tin* plan of insurance is ihe most
approved of, and is more generally in use than any other
in Great Britain, (where the subject is best understood by
the people, and where they have had the longest expert
ence,) as appears from the fact that out of 117 Life Insu
ranr.e Companies there, of all kinds, 67 are on this plan.
The first HON I 6 was appropriated in December, 1644,
amounting to 10 per cent, on the sum insured under the
oldest policies; to Si per cent., 71 per cent. See., See., on
others, in proportion to the time of standing, making an
addition of #IOO ; #57.50; #75, tee., Sec., to every # 1(100,
originally insured, which is an average of more than 50
, per cent on the premiums paid, and without increasing
the annual payment to the company.
The operation of the Bonus will be seen by the follow
ing examples from (he Life Insurance Register of the
Company, thus :
Sum 1 Bonus or [ Amount of Policy and
Policy. Insured. J Addition. | Bonus pnyabte at the
, } party's decease.
No. is #l,uuu #lo# 00 #l.lOO 00
" *1 2,500 350 00 2,750 00
" 205 4,000 400 00 4,400 00
•' 276 2,000 175 00 2,175 00
" 333 5,u00 437 50 6,137 60
K> P*MPIII.BT containing Die table of rales,fand ex
planations of ihe subject; Forms of Application, ami
[ further information can be had at the office, gratis, in
person or by letter, addressed to the President or Actuary.
B. VV. RICHARDS, President.
JNO. F. JAMEU, Actuary. [u|i2S:ly
AFFLICTKt) REACH
Philadelphia Medical iloiite,
I'sTABUHIIEt) 15 year* ago, by Dr. KINK ELI N. The
oldest, surest and best hand to cure all forms ofsecret
diseases of ihe skin, ami solitary habit* of youth, i* DR
RiNKEI.IN, Northwest corner of THIRD and UNION
Streets, between Spruce and Pine, a square and i half
from the Exchange, Philadelphia.
TAKE J'AIiTK IfLAB NOTICE.
There is a habit which boy* tearh each oiher at the
Academy or College—a habit indulged in when by him
self, in solitude, growing up with the boy to manhood;
fe'.v of those who indulge in this pernicious practice are
aware of the consequences until they find tile nervous
• ystem shattered, f el strange and unaccountable feel
ings, v*g*se fears in the mind The individual become*
feeble, he is unable to I ,l<or with accastomed vigor, or
lo apply hi* mind to study; fit* step la tardy and weak,
he it dull irresolute.
Person* of alt ages can now judge what is the cause of
their declining healtn, losing their vigor, becoming weak,
pale and emaciated.
YOUNG MKVtt
Let no false modesty deter you from making your case
known to o*e who, from education and respectability,
tan alone befriend you. lie who places himself under
Dr. Kinkelin's treatment, may religiously Confide in hi*
honor a* a gentleman, and in whose bosom will lie for
ever locked the secret of the patient.
Thousand* have been restored to health, from the de
vastations of those terrific maladies by IJH. KINKUI.*XO,
German Physician.
PACKAGES OF MEDICINES, ADVICES, tec. f.>
warded, by sending a remittance, and put tip secure from
i,a stub on oi niosiT v
iVPosT-HAii' J BTTt-u* answered forthwith.
Philadelphia, January 5", I°l9 ly.
SATURDAY, OCYODGR 6, 1849.
lilDßlil BBbLIS,
Wholesale Commission Agent,
FOR ALL KINDS OF
FISH,
TVo. 51 North Wharves,
Above Race street, Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, April 21, 1849.—1y
BLl*!* INI AVF FACTOR I".
11. CLARK,
VESITIAS BLIND IHAHUFACTBItER,
1 Sign of the Golden Eagle, No, 139 if 143,
South Second street, below Dock street,
PHILADELPHIA,
KEEPS always on hand a large and fashionable assort
ment of WIDE and NARROW SLAT WINDOW
BLINDS, manufactured in the best manner, of the best
I materials, and at the lowest cash prices.
Having refitted aod enlarged his establishment, he is
j prepared to complete orders to any uinnunt at lhe shortest
j notice. Constantly on hand an assortment of
Mahogany Furniture,
! of every variety, manufactured expressly for his own
; sale*, and purchasers may therefore rely on a good article.
*> Open in the evening.
Order* from a distance packed carefully, and eent
J free of porterage, to any part of the city.
H. CLARK.
j Philadelphia, August 18, 1649 —ly.
12. C. Jluruin A J. G. ITiiclieiicr,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
: Office No. 75 Dock Street, Philadelphia,
opposite the Exchange,
V VTILL attend punctually to all busi
ness entrusted to their care. K.
j C. AL, late an officer in the army in Mexico,
and fnmiliar with the business of the Depart-
I ments at Washington, will give his attention
to the prosecution of claims against the Gov
ernment, in obtaining I-and Warrants, extra
and back Pay, and Pensions for Widows or
j Orphans under the Acts of Congress ; claims
for services during the war of 1812 and Revo
| lutionary claims.
(fcs~Letters addressed to us at 75 Dock st.
! will be promptly answertd.
Philadelphia, July 14, 1849—3 m.
€. J. KNEEIM FIY,
Wholesale Boot, Shoe and Bouuet Warehouse,
No. 130 North Third street, opposite the
Eagle Hotel, Philadelphia,
Ts now receiving about SHOO C ASKS FRESH FALL
J- GOODS, direct from the manufacturer*, •urban Men's
and Boys' THICK KIP and C.At.F BOOTS and BRO
CANS, Youth'> and Children's BOOTS and BROOANS,
with a great variety of Jrirwca'* I.ACE BOOTS and
! SHOES, both City and Raftern manufacture. Thisitork
! i* got up expressly for Country Trade, and will be sold
1 cheap
Vr MERCHANTS are invited to call and examine.
Philadelphia, August'lt, 1649—3 m,
IffALItERLLi
SHAL) Constantly on
SALMON hand <V for sale by
HERRINGS J. PALMER k CO.,
PORK Market Street
HAMS & SIDES Wharf,
SHOULDERS PHILADELPHIA.
LARD & CHEESE J Sept. 8, 1849-3 m.
Baltimore Advertisements.
University of Maryland
FACII.TY OF PHYSIC.
SESSION OF J 849-' SO.
THE IJCGTURES will commence on MON- ;
L DAY, 29th October, and continue, until the
15th of March, ensuing.
Chemistry and Pharmacy—WlLLlAM E. A
AIKEN, ML D.. L. L. D.
Surgery—NATHAN R. SMITH.
Therapeutics, Materia Medica and Hygiene— '
SAMUEL CHEW, M. D.
Anatomy and Physiology—JOSEPH KOBY, •
M. D
Theory and Practice of Medicine—WlL
LIAM POWER, M. I).
Midwifery and Diseases of Women and Chil
dren—RlCHAßD H. THOMAS, M. I).
Lecturer on Pathology arid Demonstrator of j
Anatomy—GEOßGE W. MILTENBERGER. i
Instruction in Clinical Medicine and Clinical i
Surgery every day at the Baltimore Infirmary, '
opposite the Medical College. The rooms for
practical anatomy will be opened October Ist,
under the charge of the demonstrator. Fees
for the entire course S9O. Comfortable board
may bo obtained in the vicinity of the Medical
College, for $2,50 to $3,50 per week.
WILLIAM E. A. AIKEN,
Dean of the Faculty.
Sept. 15, 1849.—3 m.
Artists, Painters, & Dagnerreotypists' Depot.
UNI. A. \YiSO.\<;,
No. 2 N. Liberty street, Baltimore,
TtrtIOLESALF. and RRTAtf. DRAI.BR in Window
' ' Glu**, Paint*. Oil, Yurntxhcs, Hruslu s, Turpentine,
Bronzes, SLC., Artists' Material*, mid a full and complete
n**ur(uii-iit of Daguerreotype stock —-of Cases, Plate*,
Chemicals, A.c., 4tc., at the very lowest prices.
Baltimore, Sept. 22, 149— 1t.
Candy $12.50 per hundred lbs.
OAMDY MANUFACTORY
AND FRUIT STORE,
No. 20 Light street, Baltimore, Md. i
MIiRCHANTH n.l the public, wishing article* in the
Confectionary liar, are raepectfully invited to five
me a call The subscriber take* pleasure in being able
to offer a greater variety in Ins line than can be had at
any other establishment in the city, and at prices which
cannot fail to please. Hi* *tock comprise* every article '
in the line, such as CA.YD Y of three hundred different j
pattern* and flavors; with a general assortment of For* t
eigtt and Douiestlc Fruit, .Yuts, Frutervc/, Ticklet, Sc c 1
Much pleasure will he taken to show my stork and price*
to dealers ; also, persons at a distance wishing tnfornta- ,
Hun, by addtexMiug the undersigned, wilt be forwarded a
list of article* with the prices annexed. All good* ship
ped free of charg-3. Slriit attention pflld to packing, Sic
by JOSEPH tt. MANN. '
September 55,1819 stn.
\ LARGE stock ot pluin, barred andstrijied
Swiss Juconett and Cambrics selling
very low; soma 40 inches wide tor 121 cents
per yard, at NUSBAO'M, BKOTUMIS
Lewibtown, July 2 U , IQI9.1 Q l9.
Bank of Discount and Deposite.
LONGENEIKER, GRIBB, k CO.
Cash Capiiul Paid in $70,006.
T ONGENECKER, GRUBB & CO. have es
i J i tablished at Lcwistown, Pennsylvania, an
: Office of Discount and Deposite, for the trans
: action of the regular business of banking,
j Drafts and Notes payable in the commercial
cities will be discounted at all times, anddepos
ites of current money will be paid, on demand,
iin pur funds. Every facility will be afforded to
business men in their negotiations with the
I Eastern and Western cities.
The aggregate Capital of the establishment
exceeds half a million of dollars.
DAVID LOVGEVECKER, JOHN MILLER, M. D.
. A. BATES GUCIIB, CHRISTIAN BACHMAV,
JOHN CHRIST, . 11. FREELAND,
BENJAMIN ESHELMAN
W. RUSSELL, Cashier.
W. 11. IRWIN,
Solicitor and Confidential Agent.
I.ewistown, August 25, 1849—tf.
GEO. W. ELDER,
A T T O 11 NET A T L A W,
Lcwistown, Mifflin County, Pa.
OFFICE two doors west of the True Demo
crat Office. Mr. Elder will attend to any
j business in the Courts of Centre country.
1 August 25, 1849—tf.
. _____ —— -
Wo So
i Attorney at Law,
WILL attend promptly to business entrust
ed to his care in this and adjoining
counties. Office oue door west of the Post
Office. June 16, '49-ly.
W- II- IRWIN,
ATTORNEY AT LA IV,
HAS resumed the practice ofhis profession
in this and the adjoining counties.
Office in Main street, Lewis-town, opposite
to the Town Hall. Jan. 20, 1848—tf.
MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE*
CHRISTIAN HOOVER,
Justice ofllie Peace,
CAN be found at his office, in the room re
cently occupied by Esquire Kulp, where
he will attend to all business entrusted to Ins
care with the greatest care and despatch.
Lewistown, July 1, 1848—tf.
Hetter Kite titan Gum it.
DuwUatrg.
DR. S. F. GREEN, has again resumed
the practice of his profession, lie wili
be happy to wait upon all who desire his pro
fessional services. He may be found at
GRKEN'S Medical Depot, No. 11.
Lewistow n, april 29,1848 —tf.
J. N. SUMNEIL MTI>7
SIIRGEO \ 1> S! \ T IST,
"I I AS RETURNED to Lewistown, and taken
LJ, rooms at Turner's Hotel, where he may
be lound for a short time. Persons desirous of
| his professional services, will please call.
Lewistown, Augu*t 11, 1849.
JI. MONTGOMERY,
Boot & Slioc manufacturer
MARKET STREET LEWISTOWN.
CONTINUES to manufacture, to order,
every description of BOOTS AND
SHOES, on the most reasonable terms.—
Having competent workmen in hiseraploy and
using good stock, his customers, as well as all
others, may rely upon getting & good article,
well made and neatly finished.
January 22,1848 -tf.
Samuel Hopper, ;
CARPENTER,
Is ready at all times to build the best Houses,
and can do that very thing.
Residence No. 5 Hale street, Lewistown.
March 31, 18-49—tf
LEWISTOWN ACADEMY.
"|Vj"OTICE is hereby given, that the Acade
-L1 my School will commence on the second j
MONDAY of September. Terms of Tuition I
as heretofore. The strictest attention will be :
given to all pupils to advance them in their 1
studies. The Academy possesses also the ad- j
vantage of a Philosophical and Astronomical
apparatus to facilitate the instruction of pupils.
Lewistown, Sept. 1, 1849 —tf.
C A U T ION.
I HEREBY give notice that I purchased, at |
Constable's sale, on Saturday, September j
15th, 18*48, a BAY HORSE, the property of i
Andrew Cubbison, and therefore caution the I
public not to interfere with the same, as I i
have loaned him to the said ANDREW CUB- j
BISON during my pleasure.
JOHN CARNEY. !
Lewistown, Sept. 22, 1849—3t.
7 CENTS REWARD.
RAN A WAY from the subscriber, residing
in Armagh township, on Thursdays the
20th instant, an indented apprentice to the
farming business, named GEORGE W. BARE.
The above reward, but no thanks, will be giv
en ror his return; and all persons are hereby
notified not to harbor or trust him on my ac- i
count. Wll,l*l AM T. CLOSE. '
September 22, 1849 —3t. j
Administrators' Notice.
LE TTERS of administration on the estate cy
WILLIAM MARKS, lute of the bor
ough of Lewistown, deceased, have been grant
ed to the subscribers, residing in said Borough.
Notice is hereby given to all persons indebted
to said estate, to call and settle the same, with
out delay, and those having claims against said
estate are requested to present them.
ALFRED MARKS,
J. VV. SHAW,
Administrators.
I.ewistown, Sept 15, 1819.—0t.
JJoetrg.
A PARODY.
Take a little wife,
The prettier the better;
Pat her cheek, and when
She wants to kiss you—let her.
Keep her in the house,
There she'll cook your mutton ;
Darn your jacket too,
If she's worth a button.
Never mind the lots
Of her aunts and cousins.
Ask them to "drop in;"
Dine them all by dozen*.
One of these old days,
You'll feel one inch taller,
When you see her hug
A chopping little aqualler.
JDolftCcal
Whig Meeting in Philadelphia.
SPEECH OF GOV. JOHNSTON.
A large and enthusiastic meeting was held iri
Independence Square, Philadelphia, on Monday
evening of last week. Among those who ad
dressed the vast assemblage was his Excellen
cy Governor Johnston, whose appearance on
; the stand, we are informed, was hailed with
i most tremendous cheering, and ever and anon,
during his patriotic and heart-stirring speech, a
spontaneous outburst of enthusiastic cheers
| evinced the admiration which his frank and
open-hearted expressions could not fail to eli
cit. We find a brief sketch of the Governor's
remarks in the North American, which we
' give below.
GOVERNOR JOHNSTON was then introduced by
the President, and the whole assemblage seemed
tossed with excitement, and we have rarely
witnessed so cordial a welcome, so generous and
unreserved an outpouring of feeling. Returning
thanks briefly for the favor aDd kindness done
him, he said he did not know how it was—but
he could assert it as a fact—that he had gained
the confidence of a large body of the people of
the city and county of Philadelphia, and through
j that confidence, a large majority at the polls.
He did not know why it was, for he was per
sonally unknown, and when he came among
i them a year ago, it was with no special claim
! upon their regard. True, he had endeavored to
serve the people faithfully as a representative
from, his District in the Legislature, but he nev
er was a representative of partizan views, but
) always the earnest and faithful supporter of such
! measures as were calculated to bring the great
est good to the greatest number. When the
question was presented to him, he advocated the
| bill for fostering universal education in the be
lief that it was wise and salutary—and because
he felt in his own heart the waiit of the advan
tages of early education. He wished to bring
the Common school house to every man's door.
| He felt, also, that he was right in giving a
hearty and zealous support to institutions for
j the alleviation of misery and the correction of
j error, and he sustained by his vote the institu
tions of benevolence and learning in this city,
because he believed that iu citizens were do
ing credit to themselves and justice to the un
fortunate. He advocated a system of internal
improvements, because he was assured it would
aid in developing the rich internal resources of
the State, to the advantage and prosperity of
the people at large, and pour their fruits into
this great city, where of right they should come.
In all his legislative career he had done no act
he was not bound to do by a sense of justice to
the people of the State.
He came here about a year ago, and found
the people disposed to cherish him. Ferhaps
that arose from the fact that he presented him
self in an unusal manner—that he entered upon
I a novel mode of conducting the eontest. it was
insinuated that it was wrong—that it was in
delicate to present himself before the people
and personally solicit office—but he feit that
J our government was based on different princi
. pies, and that he who would seek preferment at
' the hands of the people, should come before them
and state his opinions. If they approved them,
he had a right to ask their votes, but if not, his
j duty was submission to their will. (Great ap
plause.)
During the previous year he had traversed
the extent of the State, and in the course ofhis
: tour he made no promises. He referred all who
; listened to him to the history of the past, and
told them that if they placed the mantle of
| Governor on his shoulders he would to the best
of his ability, strive to bring back the institutions
of the State to the broad and simple basis upon
which they were originally placed. He assured
: them that under no other circumstances would
i he presume to exercise his solitary vote against
, their voice and will, and his endeavor should be 1
to relieve the burden of taxation by paying the
public debt, and reducing the onerous and un
wise expenditures of the government. He was i
in favor of the Ten Hour Law, because he wish
ed the operative to enjoy the opportunities of
leisure, and to be able to fit himself for the in
telligent discharge of his duties as a citizen, i
These were his declarations a year ago, and he
would ask if they had not all been faithfully
carried out.
He had not come there to give support to par
tisan action. His object was to give aid and
countenance to the uniformed volunteer system, j
The old law was wrong. It was a mockery in
itself, and a burden upon the treasury of "the !
State. He felt sure that the new law would
bo a beneficial one, aud that it was his duty to
attend every military meeting, while, by so do
ing, he did not interfere with more important
official duties. It was tiiat which brought him
into this section of the State.
But there were certain things which might
be talked about without being charged with an 1
attempt to influence partizan politics. Of these
was the duty which men owe to themselves and
to their country. According to his mode of
reasoning, and his convictions, every man was
bound to cast his ballot whenever he was of- ,
fered the opportunity, He who does not, docs
u wrong to the country. It is an omission
which suffers opponents to proslrata what in his
opinion is right. In a government based on the
popular will, any one who refuses to discharge
the duties such a government imposes on him,
is guilty of a gross wrong, which can scarcely be
calculated. Our country cannot be subverted
by brute force, but the omission u> vote, offers
an opportunity which some day or other will be
taken advantage of by demagogues, to ruin the
beautiful fabric we have raised. We have rca- j
son to be proud of our institutions, he said, and ■
with great force and, beauty of thought, he
urged that our institutions should be kept pure,
because it wus to them the lovers of liberty in
all lands turned for encouragement to their i
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hopes. He alluded to Rome, stricken down by
the fiatricidal hand of France, and Hungary fal
len in her struggle for religion, liberty and
fatherland, but he added, that if the spirit of lib
erty was hushed there now, it was only stilled
tor a time, and if our light continued to burn
as a bright star toward which they could look,
j it would reinstate freedom on her throne.
Passing to the subject of protection, he ar
• gued it strongly, and being requested by
, one in the crowd to give his opinion of Mr. Ful
ler, the Whig candidate for Canal Cotnuiission
; er, he said he knew him well—that several years
1 of intercourse had satisfied him of his^ capacity,
' honesty, and purity of character; and that in
; his hands the interests of the State would not
only bo safe, but be promoted. He had the ca
pacity to do good, and he knew he would, simply
i because he was fair and honest.
•
To the Freemen of Pennsyl
vania.
! In view of the approaching contest between
the friends and the opponent? of the present
State Administration, and the policy recom
| mended and pursued respectively by them in
reference to tho affairs of the Commonwealth,
| the Whig State Central Committee invite at
tention to the following statement of
FACTS FOR TilE PEOPLE.
It is a fact, that the Locofoco party for a
j number of years, have had the entire control
of the administration of the State government,
of the finances of the State, and of the public
| improvements.
It ie a fact, that during this period the inter
est on the State debt was paid in depreciated
pa[>er : the credit of the State was prostrated :
the stocks of the Commonwealth were greatly
below par value; the revenues were insufficient
to pay tiie interest of the debt aud maintain the
public works.
It is a fact, that large amounts of money were
i frequently borrowed to pay the semi-annual in
terest, and that a floating debt, along the line
of our public works, of six hundred thousand
dollars had accumulated for years, andiem&in
ed unpaid.
It is a fact, that laborers, material men, and
men who had sustained damage along the im
provements—men who could not be denied
their honest claims without sorely feeling the
lose—whose famishing lamihes were crying to
them for bread, bad remained unpaid for years,
and their petitions lor telief had been "disre
garded.
It is B fact, that the people, while they paid
into the Treasury the tuxes deemed necessary
to the support of public credit, were fearfully
discouraged at the prospect before them—heavy
burthens, crippled and insufficient resources,
and domestic debts unpaid—and they despa.-ed
of seeing, in their day and generation, any
change for the better.
It is a fact, that the party then in power
made no attempts to reduce the burthens of
the people, by the only available mode, the
payment of the public debt, and the citizens
could see in the future no relief from taxation.
It is a fact, that those laborers and material
men upon the public works, who were fortu
nate enough to receive from the Locofoco su
perintendents the reward of their toil, were
paid in worthless notes—torn, defaced and de
preciated in value; —notes which were kept
in circulation against the terms of their origi
nal issue, which required their redemption
years ago.
It is w. fact, that so soon as the Whig Admin
istration came into power, the Locofoco party,
from one end of the State to the other, com
menced an unprincipled outcry against it, be
; cause it did not pay the debts along the line of
| internal improvements, and because the poor
laborers remainei unrewarded—debt 9 which
that party had contracted and concealed—la
borers who had suffered the pangs of want for
debts due them for months, if not years, under
Locofoco Administration.
These are facts which the records of the
State and the experience of the people will
fully sustain. Look on the reverse of the pic
ture—for there is a second chapter of facts to
follow :
It is a fact, that the Whig Governor, William
F. Johnston, was inaugurated in the month of
January last, having received the largest vole
ever polled in the State of Pennsylvania, and
that since then, he has had the administration
of the Executive branch of the government un
der his control.
It is a fact, that before, as well a? since, his
inauguration, the public press of the Ix>cofoco
party have assailed him, his recommendations,
and his public acta, with a ferocity which con
temned public sentiment, disregarded the ex
pression of the public will, and which, defying
truth and shame, denounced his administration
as ruinous to the interests of the people.
It is a fact, nevertheless, that under his ad
ministration ot public affaire, within the short
period of nine months, the interest on the pub
lic debt has been paid in a sound, convertible
currency, without borrowing, and without the
cost of a cent in exchanges, thereby saving to
the people thousands ot dollars.
It is a fact, that, within this period, the float
ing debt ofsix hundred thousand dollars, creat
ed by the Locofoco party, and by them suffered
to accumulate for years, has been principally
paid, and lesources are 111 the Treasury to
meet every dollar of the debt which has been
brought to the notice of the Whig administra
tion.
it is a fact, that the workmen, materia! men
and men who have sustained damage along the
lines ot the Canals and Railroads in the Stale,
have either been paid, or the payments have
been delayed by superintendents on the said
work.
It is a fact, that of those torn, defaced and
depreciated notes, with which Locofocoa paid
the laborers on the public works, $327,937, 00,
—being nearly two-thirds of the whole—have
been withdrawn from circulation, and their
places supplied with a sound awl safe currency.
It is a fact, that one hundred and thirteen
thousand five hundred debars oi the funded
debt have been paid, awl one hundred thousand
more will be paid before the first day ofFebiu
ary next; and that B sinking fund has been es
tab! ished, which, under proper management antl
the continuance of the judicfous system pur
sued by the existing administration, will se
cure the payment of ten millions of dollars of