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~uT7. WEAVlilt, Editor- & Proprietor.
TBELLEFOJITE, Venn., April 27* 1851.
IS OA! IN A 'HONS.
' - GOVERNOR,
of Clearfield County.
JER EMI AII S. BLA CK,
of Somerset County.
HEAR V S. MOTT,
of Pike .County.
Soldiers' Land Warrants, for which a fair
price will be paid in Cash. For further
particulars inquire at this office.
April 13, 1854.
SC7* The Legislature have agreed to
adjourn, on Tuesday the 2d day of May,
XT The ''Gadsden Treaty," was, on
the 17th inst., finally rejected, by the
United States Senate.
The Democracy of the consolidated
City of Philadelphia have nominated Rich
ard" Vaux, for Mayor, and Wm. L. Hirst,
for Solicitor. The Whigs and Natives
nominated Robert C. Conrad, for Mayor,
Election next June.
SALE OF PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC WORKS.
—The bill to sell the State's interest in
the main line of the public works for §lO,-
G30,000 has finally passed the Legisla
ture, and been sent to the Governor for
. liis signature.
" ' ADMITTED TO PRACTICE. —On Tuesday
last, on motion of Samuel Linn, Esq., Mr.
Jas. Montgomery Hunter was admitted to
practice law in the several Courts of this
county. Mr. H. is a young man of talent,
industry and energy. We understand he
intends remaining in this place and we
predict he will make his mark.
rV By reference to our advertising col
umns it will bo perceived that our ener
getic young friends, Messrs. Malone &
Proudfoct, have opened a Cabinet Ware
Room in Milesburg, for the purpose of
fjipplyi>ig the public wijh every variety
of Furniture. They are deserving of pa
tronage. Give-them a call.
In another column will be found
tho report of the engineer on the proposed
route of fhc Milton, Brush Valley and Ty
rone Railroad. This is a new proposition
to us, and as to its practicability we know
nothing beyond what we learn from the
survey. The report was handed us
for publication and we cheerfully give it
CoL Fremont's Expedition.
There are several contradictory state
ments -as to the number of men lost by Col.
Fremoni in consequ -u.ce of cold and hun
ger on the trip across the Plains during
the past winter. Some of the California
papers put the number at 10, and others
at 1, but the New York Gun of Tuesday
We ha e been shown a letter received
in this .city, written by Mr. Carvalh to his j
wife, dated at "Parawan, Little Salt Lake, I
Mormon Settlement, Feb. 9th." Mr. Oar
valho states that Col. Fremont and party I
arrived there 011 the previous day, Febru-1
ary St'i, in great distress, having been 48 I
hours without food, and having suffered
every hardship. They had lest one man,
but the rest were then in safety and well
taken care of. For fifty days they had
subsisted 011 horse and mule meat. Mr.
Cai valbo was one of Col. Fremont's par
Another letter from the same place, da
__ted.Frto tho New York Tribune,
makes r.o mention of any deaths. It says :
■ Col. Fremont arrived here with his par
te today. They were mn. starving con
dition, having subsisted for the last two
months upon horseflesh, having killed and
eaten twenty-six since leaving Bent's fort.
He has travelled in a straight line across
the plains, and entered this valley about
17 miles noith of where Maj. Beale came
into it last spring on the Spanish trail.—
His report is highly favorable; the more
so, as lie waited until winter set in to
cross thejinountains, in order test the depth
of the snow in the passes, and in the worst
and most elevated pass, (which he crossed
some time in December,) he lound the
snow only four inches deep in the shade
on the summit.
The purpose of Col. Fremont in this
expedition was to test the practicability of
1 he northern routa for the Pacific railroad.
He therefore chose the worst season of the
year to make it in.
SUFREMS COURT SESSIONS. —On Wed
nesday, sih inst.,the Senate, by a vote of
17 to 16, refused to pass the bill making
the sessions of the Supreme Court per
manent at Harrisburg.
burg, April 22.—The Committee of con
ference on the bill to prohibit the traffic
in intoxictiang liquors, submitted a report j
recommending the adoption of a resolution
to submit an abstract of the proposed law
to a vote of the peeple.
The plan proposed is the same as that
submtted by Mr. Quiggle at the last ses
sion of the Legislature.
The question being on the adoption of
the report, it Was postponed until Tues
For the Democrat.
MR. EDITOR: —WiII you let a Demo
crat of " Old Potter" say a word through
the columns of your paper. The candi
dates, Legislative and Sheriff, have already
began to engage the minds of some of tho
Democracy, particularly the shoulder car
riers of the County politics, of and near
Bellefonte. Old Potter has for years of
fered the Democracy candidates, Ihey
were always defeated—by what means I
don't say. The candidates next fall By
acknowledged right and claim of the De
mocracy, belong to this side of the moun
tain. And all Potter township asks is, for
the Democracy this side of the mountain
to settle the candidates for themselves
without the interference of the Solomon
politicians of and near Bellefonte.
The Milton, Brush Valley & Tyrone
To the Committee, &c., Thomas Wolf,
George Royer, John Rule, Henry Moyer,
George Bear, Samuel Strohecker, James
Stover, Daniel Dubs, George Shaffer and
GENTLEMEN :—Having completed the
survey of the Milton and Brush Valley
route, from Milton to Spring Creek, I
hereby submit the following
Commencing at the Milton bridge, we
found the distance to Spruce Run to be 5*
miles and the rise 118 feet, giving a grade
of 20.0 feet per mile. By constructing a
bridge some 35 or 40 feet high a regular
grade caß bo had from there to Beck's
(within three miles of the Summit.) The
distance is la miles, the rise 864.5 feet,
giving a grade of 75.1 feet per mile.—
This grade cannot be materially reduced.
From Beck's to the Summit (3 miles)
the grade is 43 feet per mile. From the
Summit a regular grade can be had to
Centre Hall (24s .miles) by following
along the mountain and thereby avoid the
3 j miles of 88 feet grade reported by Mr.
The down grade from the Summit to
Centre Hall is 24.9 feet per mile. The
whole distance from Milton to Spring
Creek is 525 miles ; from thence to Ty
rone 25 miles, making the whole distance
The only obstacle to making a cheap
and durable road we met with was the
high grade from Spruce Run to Beck's.
Yours very respectfully,
J. HOLDEN ORVIS. '
[Centre Berichte'r, Logansville Demo
crat, Lewisburg, Milton, Huntingdon and
HoUidaysburg papers will please copy.
Leiters received at Washington from a
distinguished seamen, states that the En
glish fleet, at the moment of its departure
for the Baltic, was in fine condition and
full of fight; and that the Russians were
selling their merchant ships us fast as pos
sible, and the Authorities were causing
the ice to be broken up to enable theni to
get their ships-of-war further up, under
the protection of their fortresses.
THE NEW RUSSIAN MINISTER. —The
Washington Star says that intimations
have been received from St. Petersburg,
that a member of the Council of State,
Count de Meden, will be the new Envoy
Extraordinary and Minister plenipotlnti
ary from Russia to Washington and that
the Legarion will be one of more than
usual importance, and the corps of persons
attached to it will be increased.
The State Administration.
Gov. fsigler, says the Democratic Union,
stands before the public invulnerable to all
the assaults ot the opposition. He is "an
Israelite, indeed, in whem there is no
guile." The measures of his administra
tion thus far have met the approbation of
the people, and he enters upon a fresh
contest with clean hands and alight heart.
The evidences of his increasing popular
ity are multiplying daily, and the signs
of the times indicate that he will not only
receive the undevided democratic vote of
the State, but a large support from the op
position ranks. To Judge Black there
will be but a nominal opposition, allpar
! ties concurring in the uflftuufc is
eminently qualified for the office of Chief
Justice. Col. Mott will carry a storming
vote in the " tenth legion," and receive
the democratic vote entire in every other
section cf the state. Thus we have every
reason to be sanguine of a great and glo
rious triumph at the State election.
Wm. Mathiot, Esq., a prominent mem
ber of the Lancaster Bar, died suddenly
in Lancaster, on Saturday night, the 18th
Afraid of the People.
We can well understand why the abo
litionists assail the doctrine of popular sov
ereignty—it is that tribunal which has
never yet hesitated to reyect their most
abhorent doctrines—but that men who
know the temper of the American masses,
North and South, should halt before the i
amplest recognition of such a principle
that of leaving the people to manage their ,
own affairs, under the constitution of flfS""
country, passes our comprehension.—
That they-should allgw themselves to be
deceived, too, in regard to this principle,
by a class of men whose interest it is to
oppose and to misrepresent it, is another
cause for honest surprise. It cannot be
too often repeated that in all parts of the
American Union popular sovereignty is ir
resistible. No man can breast the current
of people's will. He must go with it, or
go down, The South, as we said a few
days ago, has fully and practically assert
ed this doctrine, in nearly every one of
their State organizations. A few years
ago the judiciary was regarded as a class
sacred from inovation, and net to be touch
ed by the influence of the people. Now
the door is thrown wide open, and the
| ballot-box places upon the bench the first
jurist in the civilized world. So too, in
reference to elections for all other offices.
The feeling extends over the who UaSMfc'
The question recurs, in view of this pros
pect, why deny to ail the Territories the
blessings of that principle you are so ea
ger to apply in all the States ? Does it
not show either an absurd fear of the in
telligence of the masses, or, what is equal
ly unjust, a disposition to distinguish be
tween the citizens of Stales and the citi
zens of Territories?— Washington Union.
Re-opening of the Crystal Palace.
N. YORK, April 16. —Mr. Barnum, the
Prest. of the Crystal Palace Association,
has prepared the programme of ceremo
nies that are to take place on the re-open
ing of the Crystal Palace. There is to be
a new inauguration this time by the peo
ple, and a grand coronation of Labor and
the arts, together with other ceremonies.
These are to come ofl on the 4th of. May
next. In the mean time a great many
new and attractive features will be added
to the exhibition. The Association intend
to offer two prizes of one hundred dollars
each, for the two best odes in honor of Art
and Industry, which shall be received be
fore the 25th inst. The odes are to be set
to music, and sung at the inauguration,—
Barnum's message to the Directors sets it
in a very flattering light
JC7* ADMIRAL NAPIER, who commands
the British fleet in the Baltic, figured in
the war against the United States, in 1512,
and not very creditable, as he was joined
with Cochrane and Cockburn in making
war upon the farin-houses and hen-roosts
of the Virginia farms. One of his letters,
Ingersoll's History mentions taken during
Jha,war, dated June 24, 1814, says: .
"Here I am in "Lynnhaveh bayT *rJb
clippers sailing every day ,and losing them
for want of fast sailors. I have petitioned
the Prince Regent in behalf of the whole
of us for a good slice of prize money.—
Excuse this hasty scrawl. I am in a
d—d bad humour, having just returned
from an unsuccessful chase."
We hope he will find the Baltic service
calculated to put him in a better humor.
MAGNITUDE OF RUSSlA.—Russia is the
greatest unbroken empire, for extent ever
existed, occupying vast regions of Europe
and Asia, and nearly one sixth of the in
habitable gloke. It is forty-one times the
size of France, and one hundred and thir
ty-eight times that of England. Yet it
was too small for the ambition of Alexan
der, who is reported to have said,
upon having the Baltic to shake the
Caspian for a bathing place, the Black
Sea a wash-hand basin, and North Pacific
Ocean as a fish pond." He "encroached
on Tartary for a pasture, on Persia and
Georgia for a vineyard, on Turkey for a
garden, on Poland for a farm, on Finland
and Lapland for huntingground, and took
part of North America as a place of ban
ishment ibr offenders."
FRENCH SOLDIERS.—-It is said of the
three hundred thousand conscripts who
composed the French army class oi ,'?sl,
but 50 out of every 100 knew how to read
and write, The average height of the
men were but 5 feet 5 inches—or about
the same as the class of the preceeding
year. This is probably a less height than
would be obtained in any other civilized
tion. Toe French army is remarks oy
ail strangers to be composed of small men.
But they generally possess a wiry, sinewy
frame, are encumbered with no extra flesh,
and capable of enduring great fatigue.
STABBING CASE. —On Thursday after
noon, a difficulty occurred between a man
named Gans and George King, which
resulted in the infliction of several stabs
with a knife in the side of the first named,
though not of a mortal character. The
trouble, it is said, arose from some atten
tions which Gans. was paying to the wife
of King. The parties were committed to
jail.— Lewistown Gaz., 20 th inst.
PROHIBITORY STATE CONVENTION,—
The Prohibitory State Central Committee
of Pennsylvania, have issued a call for a
State Convention to be held at Harrisburg.
on Wednesday, the 7th of June, for-Aa
purpose of nominating a State ticket,
vided the candidates of the two political
parties refuse to commit themselves in fa
vor of a Prohibitory Law.
ty Large numbers of emigrants are
daily passing through St, Louis for Wis
consin and lowa.
The Coming Contest,
That the Democracy of Pennsylvania
have it in their power to acheive a bril
liant victory at the coming October elec
tion, no sane man will attempt to deny—
Our candidates, Gov. Bigler, Judge Black
and Col. Mott, are men whose characters,
moral and political, are unimpeached and
unimpeachable. They are tried men,
who have served the people faithfully,
' honestly and well, in various.public sta
tions. For proof ol their capacity, we can
point to their official acts with feelings of
just pride, and challenge the closest scru
tiny. We repeat, then, with such can
didates we must be successful—aye, more
than successful, we must annihilate Feder
That our political opponents are already
making active preperations for the con
test, must be evident to every observer of
political events. Their papers are send
ing forth long, earnest and impassioned
appeals to their Federal readers to orga
nize for the fight; and if we may judge
fromjthe earnestness of their tcne, we
must conclude that the next election will
be spirited and well contested. The Fed
eralists are yearning for power and place
and to obtain them, they will resort to all
sorts of fair and foul means, without re-
to consequences. Both before and
since the re-nomination of Gov. Bigler,
they have maligned and viilified that pure
and honest man with hyena ferocity,—
But yet, notwithstanding all their malig
nity toward the Governor, they have, thus
far, failed to prove anything against his
official conduct, s He may, for the time
being, serve as a target for them to shoot
at, but their poisoned arrows will fall
harmless at his feet, to be trampled in the
dust. He is.as invulnerable to their puny
assaults as is the sturdy oak to the blast,
and can confront his political opponents
and bid defiance. The people—the hon
est yeomanry of our broad valleys and
majestic hills—know and appreciate him.
They have watched his course and read
his messages, and are ready to exclaim
•'well done, good and faithful servant."—
We have said in thej first sentence of
, that the Democracy can, if
I they will, acheive a brilliant victory on
the second Tuesnay of October, All
that is necessary to secure this desirable
result is union, harinoy, and energy of
| action. Thus far the Democratic papers
!of the State have not manifested the zeal
: displayed by the Federal press, and we
| think it our duty to call attention to this
fact. Let us not permit our adversaries
to obtain advantage over us in that respect.
We must go to work and exhibit zeal e
quai to our enemies—we should be pre
pared to hurl back their falsehoods as
fast as their scribblers and stump-speak
ers promulgate them, and thus meet them
fair and square, and administer blow for
We hope to see an early meeting of
tne Democratic? State Central Committee,
vvjiose it is to issue addresses to ths
people, containing such facts as are deem
ed necessary to enlighten them on State
affairs. It is meet we should have an
early and efficient organization if we de
sire to gain a triumphaut victory. The
State Central Committee,.as the organ of
the party, can effect much good by a pro
per observance of the objects for which it
is appointed, and can infuse into the par
ty zeal and activity, which is the leaven
to the triumph.— American Volunteer.
The Pittsburg Chronicle, an Independ
ent paper says :
At the present writing we are in posses
sion of nothing in relation to the proceed
ings of the late Whig Convention,ffurther
than the fact of the nomi nation of Mr. Pol
lock, of Northumberland, as candidate for
Governor. Connected with this are flying
rumors of foul play towards General Lar
imer. The whig party never had much
wit, and it but required this crowning act
of stupidity to endorse its claims as the
brainless party. Mr. Pollock, may in the
course of time he something, but if he
lives to be as old as Methuselah he can
never be Governor. "Larimer and Lib
ert}'," would have made a rallying cry
and given the masses something to fight
for, but the leaders of the late whig party
may screech until their throats are sore on
the anti-Nebraska Platform, it will surely
I break down with Pollock astride of it.—
The Whigs deserve what they are certain
to reCCjve the most essential drubbing that
they ever got 1.1 this Stat£. Were we a
betting character we should PQt mmd
going a suit of sable on Bigler, and give
fifteen thousand in the game.
Cause of the Receut Storm.
The Herald says, learned men skilled
in the misteries of currents, tides and
gulf streams of the great deep, tell us
that from the Antarctic ocean a mighty
volume of ice "water cornes pouring along
up the western flank of South America—
that this cold stream, flowing through the
body of the ocean off the coast of Chili,
Peru and Equador, gives rise under the
burning sun of.those latitudes, to tremen
dous fogs, which, floating off in vast mas
ses of clouds to the summits of the Andes,
are there discharged in rain, and hence
the Amazon and the other mighty rivers
which sweep the breadth of the continent
to the Atlantic ocean, upon this tbeoiy
we may account for the rece it four days
of wind, snow, hail, rain and slush, —
There has been a grand southward move
ment amongjhe ice-bergs from Baffin's
Bay, and coming down in contact with
the warm Gulf stream from the West In
dies, the same effect has followed, modi
fied by a colder atmosphere, as that per
petual phenomenon of the west coast of
EP* See new advertisements.
Mr. Buchanan has again given us cause
to rejoice, that he accepted the responsi
ble position ofMinister to England. The
character of Mr. Buchanan is such, says
the Pittsburg Union, that he can be pla
ced in no position where he will not leave
the mark of a vigorous intellect. In the
Senate of the United Stales he was long
an honor to his own State, and a valuable
chief in the Democratic party. In the
Cabinet bis thorough acquaintance with
foreign affairs, with the law of nations, and
with the history of modern diplomacy,
made him an invaluable member of a for
mer democratic administration,
It is probable, however, that no event of
his public career will prove more useful to
the country, or more gratifying to his
friends, than the accomplishment of a
treaty with England which realizes, if we
may rely upon the first glimpse of its fea
tures, the most sanguine wishes of our
country, in relation to the security of her
commerce, in the convulsions about to
shake the European continent. It will ef
fectually put an end to all apprehensions
of the United States becoming involved in
the coming struggle, and insure safety to
American seamen and respect tothe Amer
The New York Herald , by no means
friendly to President Pierce's administra
tion, thus alludes to the treaty :
''We learn that either Ihe Hermann,
from Southampton, or the Ameiica from
Liverpool—the next steamers due—will
bring the draft of a convention concluded
between Mr, Buchanan and Lord Aber
deen, on behalf of their respective govern
ments, by which England admits, in the
approaching European war, the doctrine
that the flag covers both ship and cargo,
and that free ships make free goods ; also
renouncing the right of search for the im
pressment of seamen so far as American
vessels are concerned, and conceding the
restrictions as to the law of blockade.
•' In return, the United Slates is pledged
to strict neutrality and non-interference in
the coming contest between the Western
Powers and Russia.
"This is a most important convention,
and has been negotiated by Mr, Buchan
an without instruction from Washingion.
It is important as it affects our rights and
commerce, and places us in the position
that we should have occupied years ago.
It secures our neutrality without any trea
ty stipulations, as it removes the cause of
war, and at once enables us to become the
great Carrier on the seas of the world."
Democratic State Central Committee.
The President of the Jate Democratic
State Convention has appointed the fol
lowing State Central Committee. Nine
members will constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business, after usual
notice, of the time and place for the first
meeting, and until otherwise ordered by
J. ELLIS BONHAM, of Cumberland, chair
William L. Hirst, Philadelphia.
E. G. Webb, do.
Geo, Williams, do.
Jas, F. Johnson, do.
Daniel Barr, do.
Geo. H. Martin, do.
Edward Wartman, do.
R. A. Lamberton, Dauphin.
John Beck, do,
Hamilton Alricks, do.
John C, M'Allister, do.
John S. Hamilton, do.
E. M. Clymer, Berks.
Benj. Tyson, do.
James L. Reynolds, Lancaster.
Geo. W, Brewer, Franklin.
John YVeidman, Lebanon.
Judge Strickland, Chester,
Stokes L. Roberts, Bucks.
John utchinson, Northampton.
George Scott, Columbia.
S. D. Patterson, Schuylkill.
John C. Smith, Montgomely.
Gen. Jacob Stable, York.
F. N. Crane, Wayne.
Joel B. Danner, Adams,
Geo. C. Welker, Northumberland.
E. B. Chase, Susquehanna.
John Cessna, Bedford.
Hon. James Thompson, Erie.
R, White, do.
Arnold Plumer, Venango.
D. L. Sherwood, Tioga,
James C. Clarke, Westmoreland.
Alex. M'Kinney, do,
Chester Thomas, Bradford.
John P.Anderson, Hunti*gdon.
V/, T f H. Pauiy, Greene.
Oliver Watson, Lycoming.
John N. Purviance, Butler.
John T. Hoover, Centre.
YVm. A. Wallace, Clearfield.
Jnmes Bailly, Indiana.
David Barclay, Jefferson.
A. J. lihey, Cambria.
A. H. Coflroth, Somerset.
Thos. Umbstatter, Pittsburg.
John C. Dunn, do.
Geo, F. Gilmore, do.
Thos. J. Keenan, do.
ESCAPING FROM THE RAILROAD TRAINS.
Two persons, in the custody of the sheriff"
of Troy, and both shackled together, rnada
their escape a day or two ago from the
railroad cars by springing from them while
they were in rapid motion. Before the
train could be stopped, they had broken
off"their shackles and escaped.
OLD FASHIONS REVIVED. —While Ex-
President Fillmore was in Louisville, he
attended a ladies' fair, and was regaled
with kisses from the damsels—genuine
Kentucky smacks. It is said that the la
dies ot Louisville literally obey the Di
vine injunction—''Whatsoever ye would
that men should do unto you, even so shall
ye do unto them."
SINGULAR. —The Greensburg Press tells
of a farmer, named Hise, living in Deca
tur county, Indiana, who sold his farm
a short time since for $1,190 in gold,
which he put in a carpet-sack, and hung
it upon his bed-post, and then retired to
rest. In the morning the sack and mon
ey were gone—all he had in the world.
To add to his misfortune, too, he had con
tracted for another farm and was to pay
for it the next day. During the day the
carpet sack was found in a hollow poplar
stump, near his barn, with the pocket
book in it, but no money there—the thief
had secured what he wanted. On Friday
night, Mrs. Hise was awakened by her
husband getting out of bed. She arose
and watched him. He went to the barn,
and after searching a little came out with
the money in his hand, and went to the
stump where the carpet-bag had been put.
She now awoke him. when to his to great
joy, he found that all was not lost. He
had, doubtless, while in his sleep, become
uneasy about his money on the first night#
and got up and hid it; the second night
fearing it was not secure where it was he
was removing it to a more secret place.—
Fortunately for him, his wife deteced him
in his somnambulistic wanderings and
saved their all.
The Madrid Journal states that the
number of nunneries in Spain is
the number of nuns in them 30,513.
Philadelphia, April 24.
The Flour market is very quiet, but
holders are firm in their demands, as the
receipts continue imprecedently small,
and the stock is rapidly becoming re
duced. The sales for shipment and homo
consumption, during the past week, ex
ceed the inspections by about 7000 bar
rels. Sales of 1000 barrels at $8,50 per
barrel, but holders are indifferent about
realizing at this figure. The r e is a mod.
erate demand lor city consumption at SB,-
50a9 for common and extra brands, and
fancy lots at higher rates. In Rye Flour
and Corn Meal there is nothing doing—
we quote the former at 85,87s and the lat
ter at $3,75 per barrel.
Grain—The market is nearly bare of
Wheat and prices are steady at $2 per
bushel lor red, and $2,05 for white. 200
bushels Pennsylvania Rye sold at 95 cts.
Corn is in good demand, and 5a6 'OO bush
els Southern yellow sold at 82 cents and
500 bushels white at 80 cents afloat.—
Oats are scarce and wanted—ssi cents
per bushel was offered and refused for
a cargo of Jersey.
MARRIED.— On Thursday the 13th
inst., by Rev, A. Brittain, Mr JAS. FISH
EB of Patterson, Junnta county, and Miss
KESIAH LONCABAL'GK of Potter's Bank,
DIED. —In Harris township, this coun
ty, on tlfrfeytfrcTSllT itnf., H. MAOWIK,
tldest child of John and Susan Mutter,
aged 7 years, 5 months and 29 day*.
The deceased was attacked by the
measles more than a year since, which
settled on her lungs, and greatly impaired
her general, health and constitution. She
continued growing worse until her disease
which was attended by a severe cough,
expectoration, and great weakness, was
supposed to be Pulmonary consumption.
She suffered much throughout the winter
season, being confined to her bed a great
part of the time. Being under the care of
a skiliul physician her health was evident
ly improving towards the approach of
Spring, and strong hopes were sustained
by her friends of her recovery, but, alas !
how vain, how transitory are human
hopes. About a weekjbefore her decease,
she was seized by the catarrh fever, which
her feeble health was unable to oppose,—
Hor illness which was rapidly progressing
was attended by intense pain and suffer
ing, until relieved by death when her spir
it took its flight to the regions of eternal
day. She expressed a desire to depart
and be with Christ. She was sensible to
the last, and was esteemed by all who
Maggie's brief career was marked with
obedience to her parents, kindness to her
little brother and sisters, and polite de
portment towards all. She was, remark
able for industry, having ever been enga
ged at something even during her illness.
She was also endowed with an unusual
degree of understanding and was natural
ly refined and elegant in her manners,
which rendered her society pleasant and
agreeable. Maggie was a member of lbs
Oak Hall Sabbath school, and attended
regularly while in health. Her remains
were interred in the Rock Hill burying
ground. AitiiC'Jgh her fond parents, broth
er, and sisters, and a large concourse of
friends, and relatives regain to regret her
departure, they mourn not as iiiGSO with
out hope, for the lover of children hath de
clared that of such is the Kingdom of
FFAL . [ ,p g
We are authorized to announce the
name of Col. James Cunger, of Fergu
son township, as a candidate for the office
of Sheriff, at the ensuing election, subject
to the decision of the Democratic County
rgIURNPIKE NOTICE.—The Stock
holders of the Kishacoquillas Turn
pike Company are hereby notified that a
dividend of six per cent, on the capital
stock of said company has this day been
declared, payable at the office of the Treas
urer on the Ist day of may next.
JOHN HEWES, Treasurer.
Potter township, Apr. 24, 1864. 99