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free Soil, Free Speech, Free Men!
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E. 0; GOOItICH, EDITOR..
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The Penitsyhrazila' EleeSloe.
A Sucair Ditt-ccarAci: 1, Orisirix—llti:Len AND
JOHNSTON AND FR ilk: sou. —We adverted last at eel: :
to the result of the late Penitsylvanity
and very briefly set fartii some of the coases which
s , ,
'produced t h e e lessened majority for Bigler Brad.
ford. We and that we do nut exactly - Lyre in our
conclusions with ot:r cotemporary, the Br.z.rford
Ikmocrat, edited by the Seuator from tlik 'district
who in speaking upon the !me subject, uses the
tolloaing aiyMetious and 'bill;ulat language :
" Bradford county fell off amazingly in its vote
for Cot. B i gi . er . Bowhould it otherwise have been
expeeteil, by any familiar with the dissention in this
county in by which General Taylors majori
ty over Gen. Cass was aunut 1700. The issues at
this election were not so dissimilar to those of 1848
in their e•Ife:1 upon the anti -slavery sympathy, as in
have eneouraged,a Tesult so favorable to Col. Big
ler to this county. Distrust of this Congressional
district was expressed abroad, during the whole
canvass, for the reasons we have stated. This d -
trust was to some extent felt here ; it was very nat.
lira]; it was Mar duty, however. to battle
fearlessly ! and with assurances of confidence and
success. This was one of the " Rural districts,"
froth which the Tribune promised so much for Gov.
Johnston; But no such figures w e re attained a s
Greely and others estimated for, Bradford county.—
Tinder the circumstances, we have much to congrat
ulate ourselves that it was no wore. W e met as,
well as we could, the unremitting efforts•of the op
position press, to make another slavery issue, and
to enlist for Gov. Johnston the forces that sustained
Martin Van Buren. The Democracy of Bradford
generally stood firm, and repelled the attempt to
harsess them to a car, whictl, in its progrese, was
destined to crush their hopes for, the triumph of
their long cherished principles "
Now as nearly as we can understand the blind
,/and ambigunuslanguage in which the meaning of
( this paragraph is couched; it is a declaration that
thopemocracy of Bradford who supported Martin
Van Boren in were obliged, to preserve their
crinsistencp ta`cote for Wm. F. Johnsten this fall,
and further that they were expected to do en, and
hence the falling oft in the vote for amen. It thi'
-declaration lid comelrom a journal published re a
distance, we should have had the charity to believe
that it was the result of ignorance ; but appearing in
our midst, and written by a man. who of his ele
vation to professions for principles he has betrayed,
we can only regard it as the cdApring of malice,
I envy or disappointithent.
It appears to have been the aim of the Democrat
ihrough"the late contest, to drive off from the sop•,
port of Ccil. Boma, as many of the free-soil votes
of this courty as Pn;si&ie ; for in no other light can
we view the efforts of that paper to. introduce into
the.canvass the collateral issues of the Compromise.
measures ;—matters which were in no wise heroic.
ed in the contest—.and which'nnr Democracy, it is
well known, while they maybe ready to acquiese
in them, would never rally to the support of any
man wtin fought upon that question solely. Thai
it has damned the cause of Col. Bigler, is unques
tionable ; but fortunately the limited circulation of
she Democrat; awl the little respect paid to What it
puts for h, rendered the attempt hi ii gieav Measure,
We should not deem Ms paragraph we traulquo
ted, worthy of attention, did it not bring forward the
whole question, permitting us the opportunity we
have desired of reviewing the Late j contest in its
- length and breadth, and of noticing remarks which
have appeared in other journals, some anticipaling
a great vote for Johnston in the North ; others de.
nouncing We.3tor for his support of Bigler ;'and
others again heralding the vote in Bradford, as the
vesult 01 the different positions of, the candidates.
arm the Slavery question. •
The nomination of Col. Blom was made unoni-
Mously. Public sentiment had pointed him out as
the candidate for months before the Contention met,
and that body had only to ratifylhe popular voice.
Why this unparalleled popularity Was it because
of his position upon the Slavery questioni, Why,
on the 26:h day of January, in the year of. grace.
)947, WiLema Bioextt's name is the fir t recorded
in the list of Servitors who voted for the passage of
the Wilmot Proviso, which had previously been
adopted in the Douse. lesthis same Witusta
14GLER, whom it is now contended that the Demo.
crate of Bradford could not support, was then en
dorsing the principles of Free Territory, and
etrengthening atm) Wit.mov in 'he noble position
he had assumed, of endeavoring to stay the progress
of Slavery. flail the people any evidence, before
his nomination, that he disavowed that vote—was
it demanded of him that he should repudiate the
damnable heresy," and come out for the eaten
aim of Slavery'. No I the people took him as he
was, Wilmot Proviso 'and ail. We have yet to
learn 'that be has disavoweillhat Vote—and we know
that he is the nnoompreinising opponent ot the Ex-
tension of Slavery.
The State Convention•which presented the two
candidates to the people for the suffrages, adopted
resolutions almost exactly similar in geniiment.—
The following is the resolution of the Lancaster
Convention, which re-nominated Gov. JenssTo% :—
"Resolved. Taat the adjustment measures of. the
last Congress shall he faithfully observed and res.-
pected by the Whigs." .
The Reading Convention which nominated • Col,
%ma, adopted the folloling resolution upon the
same subject t—
"Resolved. That the Denthemtic party of Penn.
syleania are true to the Union, the Constitution.and
the' laws, and will faithfully observe and execute.
so far as in them lies, alt the measures of Comm;
'mist-adopted by the late Congress, for the purpose
of setAing the question arising out of domestic eta.
'very. sand this not only from a sense of duty as
• geed titiseasid the republic,ibut also from the kind
anirfraternal feelings which! they cherish towards
their brethreaof thWslaveholding kites. °
Notir if any person can damOnstrate the differ.
eiMe qbetwitt tweedle, don aed tweedle dee," we
if meld like hiakto,make a milicalinelpia of the
in,:s of, ji Primes
s bett .eirthese two retoltitienti
We reeognizeil no issues in the late venial, y •
sent lyieli,iogfgvc..qut of quellforte of
We kprecated, all rtte►Alts e
gitestional of any character, pOicida i rly tlitete cif Sla
vo74:' it 111 t11. 00 1 knaly.)i:lll44ioti* had'.
not 4.:Olate up before thiipeepliti, only as Democrat,'
sought`i to Hind ice Gov. Ailtawitikarii , atot 114
Cotton Whigs of Ptiiladelpitia, or as His P.seellen
ey himself used i! to gain Wes in some prtticalart
locality. The platfo`nns 'iitlispied by the two MlMl
ining Conventicns, it mill be s een,.were exactly
similar. The " Compromise" measures were
looked upon thronghont PennsYlvattia, as a settle
ment of the Starry questi in. The people of the
North were will ie_ u, atritle fiy that " Adjustment,"
nniil the South made new demands and insisted
upon further exactions. They were tint stall a set
dement of the rpiestion as we could have desired,
but perhaps as favorable as the North could expect
white sloe fostered sit many dringh.faces in her
midst. 'Chose C impromiizemeasnres, Johnston had
no disposition to ili-tut b. and all_ the enemies to
make the contrary appear, were mere clap-trap
at.d humbug, ased bt-the unscrupulous -portion of
the Demouratie pressoo,ellect the votes' of " Na.
Wltig%. All this thutlornontetle about the
" Union being in danger," or Johnston being Mimi
calm the compromises ofthe Constitution, was mere
gilF. not believed by those who.uttered it,calcolsted
to tto him no injury at home, anti only interafed,t7
candidates for the clerkship of the National House
of Representatives, or aspirants fur the Presidency,
to make the South believe they were fighting n ter
rible battle for Southern Rights anti against abort.
tionistF, and those 'desperadoes and fanatics who
would murder slave holders and disregard tire most
- solemn obligations of the 'Cortstitutiou ! No South
ern Robailil ever expended mote 'wind, for effect
abroad. than did these gentry, wham we coeld
name, and who, covered with wounds, and redolent
of a ;lot inns triumph, will fili&:ty be asking, at the
hands of Southern members of Congress, the recom
pense forthew patriotic labors ! •
If the Pennsy/eartirin has sought to place BIGLER
upon the proper platform to ensure it scpport from
the South, and to exhibit/ousts - mai as an ally of the
Abolitionists, ai d a persona isposed to disregard the
Compromise measures, anti open afresh the excit
ing discussions which have engaged the country for
the last few years, governor
. .lortsisrort has not
been without an ergo& to defend hie fair Tams from
soch datk aspersions. ,if there is a paper in this
Commonwealth with a greater natural proclivity
than the pennsyinanian, to
• Dimon the truth. armada len. the Ine.
And pile the pv rannu of calumny. -
-with a disposition to dive deeper in the dirty pool
of falsehood and come up muddier,—it is the Korth
American, the journal to which we refer. If there
has been any moment in which we were disposed
to find fault with Col. BIGLER. far attempts made by
neWspapens to place hint in a position of servility to
the South, we had only to turn to its columns for an
antidote, - and we could find it almost any day since
the nomination. It has outdone the Pennsylvania n
—out fleroded Herod. I' has proven Gov. JOHN
trio" a better friend to the South—a better Uttiott
man—a better observer of the Compromise meas
ures—than his opponent—and made-it appear per
fectly plain, ton. We are able to lay our hoods
upon but two copies of the North American, from
which we shall make some extracts to show Sena.
for Solomon how similar the contests of 1848 and
The following, tiaragraph is from that paper of the
date of Cietober 11, and appears andel:the head
" Bigler and the Abolitionists." The article first at
tempts to prove BIGLER'S Abolitionism from hie
vote upon thq Proviso, and an asserted coalition
with WILMOT, and then winde,up in ths following
eloquent burst of patriotic indignation :
"But since the Pennvloanian has dragged see
done) issues Into the controversy, and has endeav
ored t,, toduence our election by citing the ez parte
opinions of other States, we do not hesitate to de
clare that the South has much ground of complaint
when ihelpeople tf Pen nsylvania are asked to sustain
a candidate who is openly leagued with its worst
and avowed enemy, and to sanction a coalition
which threatens it with a still fiercer warfare than
bas yet been attempted. ' The election of Bigler will
be the triumph of Wilmot. It wilibeso proclaimed
through% the South, and with abundant testimony to
establish tta truth. When the tionth sees Van Bu
ren, Preston King. and the Free boilers controlling
the professed National Democrats of New York;
Chase and his followers leading the same party in .
Ohio ; a new and specific coalition between the De
mocrats and Abolitionists of Massachusetts; ar
rangements between the same parties in Vermont,
Con nec:icut, Rhode Island and lowa vand finally as if
it were to crown the base bargains, a perfect and
carefully stipulated combination between David
Wilmot and his followers and Wm. Bigler and his
partizans; when such things-are demonstrated, we
say what is the South to think, but that there is a con
certed scheme, on the part of these coalitions, to
continue tNe war on their institutions for the purpose
of tibtaining political power.
slf. after this exposition, there can be found a man
of any party claiming to be a friend of the
compromise. of peace and the Union, who can vote
for the Bigler and Wilmot ticket. we do nut envy
him the expansive capacity of his conscience."
This editor, who was Jonittsrox's chief
in Pennsylvania, ales no reason why Mutar and
his frienls should not support &Meg, but on the
contrary, deems such a conclusion inevitable, from
Bint.r.a's precious course; and by coopting the two
names together, endeavors to provoke prejudice
and turn from the support of Mr. Bunn those
Democrats whose only care is to propitiate Southern
In the issue of October 13, Which is the day be
fore the election, the genie ie played still stronger.
A long article appears healed " Sectional Agitation;''
1.1 prove the soundness of Gov. Johnston's views In
regard to Southern rights.. His sentiments are 'de.
dared to be identical with those of President Fill.
more, Henry Clay and Daniel Webster, and th e e
editor gives utterance to the following jeremiad :
"S et thii honorable and honest Executive, who.
upon all occasions, and under alt circumstances,
has stood by the compromises of the Constitution,
and vindicated their obligations, has been uescro
pulonsly assailed as an " Abolitionist," and as an
enemy to the Union. And by who has he been thus
assailed 3 By the intriguing and mercenary poli
ticians who are now fraternizing with David
mot and his band. and who have raised this outcry
with no other design than to conceal the villany
of their own schemes. When we look abroad over
the whole country; the only' real agitators at the
north and the south are to be found in the ranks of
the sat:ailed Democratic party. ID the former,
Wilmot, Van Boren, Chase, Hale. Dix. Rantoul,
Giddings, Wentworth, andihe like are the accepted
tenders, and in the lotter t Quitman, Boalearaesdale
leffenion Davis, McDonald, Troup./ohoston, Yoke.
and such, wear the badges of authority. Both di.
visions, though claiming to be iitoied by - opposite
anotives. and to be acting under *agonistic prin
ciples, fue:working for the sanstend.athedirsolathis (
of this Colon and the downfall ofonrinstitations......
Col. Bigler' is openly allied with the "beadind .
frone-of this Abolition ptovement io thestorth—he
,stands : on the same ticket, with David Wilmot.-he iras-turatinated:by a convention °Meaner.* peril.
`And . st a meeting in Wilintres home, be was
commended to his face by Wilmot for entertaining
the same Opinions: Ifis triumph; therefere. could
it'bericariMplisha, - -*Orthl be but the triumph of
Ittitheitami pappeitypears the celebrated-. 0 In
depetul feu," trek ktieprn as the - uitscruituloast and
able Wirt/dug* correspondent of that janinah whO
pieceetle s to 'at ie Wirt:twits which actuate him iti
opposioit Col. Bigler. • We extract the, two follow.
lug, which are autheient fur our purpose.:--
Became he is albeit wiffi'David 4 Wiltrint and
the abolitionists, and thereby proves himself, not
withstandma ell eleciinnrering professions to the
contrary, an enemy of the Union, and a foe of the
Because, as the Democratic party of Vermont,
Maesschusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Wand, Ohio, to.
wa.. and other States, hate openly bargained and
coalesced with the Free Boilers. the election of the
Wilmot and Bigler ticket in this State, would give
a great impetus to a concerted movement upon the
next Congress. and lead to renewed agitation, under
these continued and powerful aospices, which
might seriously endanger the peace and safety of
Now. all these charges may, or they may not be
true. We have quoted she extracts to show in
what manner Gov. Johnston was cond noting the can
vass, and what little .claim he would Have had
upo;i voles, if the questinit had entered
in the contest. They are specimens of what ap
poared every day in that journal, and show that the
" Polk, Dallas and 'Ludo( 1842rdodge, was not
lost upon cur whig f,ientk
Credit was clairned for Gov...lolinston for pocket
ing the bill repealing the 6th section of the act of
1847. This repealing section was adopted from a
desire on the part of some oft our Sotone to shim' the
derifof their servility to the South. It is a mailer
of small importance in itself, involving no principle..
Had Gov. J., promptly vetoed the bill, we would have
given him e•edit for a manly act, but we are nrd•
willing to award him praise lot evading the re
II the Democracy of Bradford could give Gong
sired' 507 majority in 1848, what reason had they
t i within Id their stippott Com Bigle•, now, and why
should they be looked upon with distrust." Then,
the gamiest of Free Territory was prominently b•
fore them, • and a portion fen it their duty to with
hold their support from Gen. Cass, upon that ques
tine. Yet they rallied to Longstreth's support, as
they have to the support of every State ticket since
Did BIGLER stand in any more unfavorable position,
with a vote recorded for the Proviso I The ri
trust''that was felt of our Democracy, must have
been in the breasts of those who would have been
willing to have seen the Fiee Soil vote of the court
ly cast against Bigler, and who endeavored in•every
way, except openly, to produce that result, and who
have experienced thrit when it is necessary to yin
dicateprincipfc, our Democracy are not afraid to re•
We hinted very briefly, in a former article, at
some of .he causes which served to lessen'the vote
for Bigler in Bradford. The Democrat has seen fit
to lay it upon that portion of the Democracy who
supported Van Buren in 1848, We brand the as•
section as an unqualified and impudent falsehood.
significant either of mental obtuseness or a luck of
moral integrity. We have said, and we repeat it,
that the " anti -Lavery sympathy" here did not pro
cure Johnston a dozen votes. The editor of the
Democrat knows this, it he would Lave the candor
to acknowledge it. lie knows perfectly well, that
it was not acktiow:erhzed at an issue ; that it it had
teen, the course pursued by that.paper, in being a
very feeble echo of the Pennsylvanian, would have
driven oft from. BIGLaII hundreds of Democratic vo
ters. But he falls behind the Democratic ticket on ,
ly about too votes. Extraordinary exertions were
made for Jonas-Ton in Bradford. — Had his friends
done as well throughout the State he would have
been elected. He ran over 300 votes ahead of the
Whig ticket generally, because the great effort was
made for him.
When we take into consideration all the mar-.
rences Of our contest, we must say that we have
done much better for BIGLan than we had any rea
son to expect. We have been a furious onslaught
made on a portion of the county ticket, by unscru
lona men, who were determined to pally their
malignancy by the aacrifiee of everything, and that
they did not succeed in doing more injury to oar
State ticket, is oar only wonder. Stich proceedings
are calculated to do injury to the ticket, from the
tact that honest men, when they come to the polls,
and see men who profess to be Democrats engaged
in a bold and traitorous warfare upon a part *at the
ticket, are very apt to become disgusted, and after
voting merely for the candidates whom they are
anxious to see elected, leave'the scene of treachery.
That Bigler lost votes by the fent-mouthed abuse of
Mr. Wit.surr, from men who portended to be very
anxious for the State ticket, had repudiated the
County ticket, we do not doubt—nor is there any
question that the same - men' sacrificed BIGLER to
procure votes against Mr.WomoT.
But the imputation amempted to be cast upon the
Van Buren men of 18-18, in saying they should have
been "distrusted," or that they did not support Bi
gler, isa foul slander upon as toteligent and con
sistent a body of ,Demoerats as ever oast a vote.:—
It comes with a poor grate from that paper, at pres
ent. The object ot'the editor is as transparent, as
his exeninns to provoke a breach amongst oar De- ,
mocracy will be futile.
About 12 otclock, on Thursday morning, a large
wooden building on the river bank, above the dam,
built and occupied by Packer, Bennett & Co., ea a
blacksmith's shop and store-house, was discoiered
to bo on fire, and erasspeedily, burned to the ground.
The building contained a large amount of iron and
steel, cement, wooden pins, and the working tools
of this company, and the loss must be considerable.
The adjacent buildings were in great danger for
a time; but by strenuous exertiorks, and the wind
favoring, its further progress was prevented.
Illevir York Bleetloa•
We have but partial returns from the election of
Tuesday last, bat are strongly in hopes that the De
mocratic State Ticket is inacessful.
In New York oily, the Democrats carried every
Aemoass.—An Irishman named Donivan, while
driving his loaded team down the hill, south of Gib.
ion?* tavern, qn Monday last, was pitched ofl his
seat, and the wheels of the wagon parsed over his
body., He was so mach injured, as to mash:are.
coyery very doubtful.
Ott" Seine removals we learn, am talked(of; by
, the Canal litiard, near Philadelphia. We hope_the
fut. tell/ fly, Turn oat some of the rascals—brit be
careful not to CI their place& by greater. Vitt
. , 'Mate AiricialtneUlt Paw.
• Th e first State Agricishipal Fair for this Stale
commenced on Thursday, ;Oct , rit
28, anit eurnin
.for three : flays . i' ,T he :atteihiance was. very large,
and the sSti . w Sty fillet.; l '' . ! ±7: 4.!
The Plowingllateh crested great,. : interisi; !in:,
merons plois were entered, andthe plow enrep- -
respnied variotts.portions olthe country t e grca , mil
selectiol.was adjoining the fair, anti - g I ' suip.s.r.
Among the plows entered, were several of Prinay
& Mear's, of Boston ; Sinclair's, of Haiti ore ;:Hall
St Spencer's, of Pittsburgh; Ilanley's, of MantgOme
ry, end Cresslers, of Cumberland. ThS plowing
was generally good,: but the uward of the prerni•
urns has not yet been matte. . • . .
Governor Mostar', with Ki. Governor Kitnei„ and
Judge Jessup were on the ground. I . 1. ~.
After the Plowing Match the Preminass owetOck
&c., were awarded, James Gowan, of Philadelphia
took the premium for the best Durham Bull Over 3
years out. Henry Sherborne's Stallion, ':.I. K
Polk'. took this prize. ; Also, French Merino Sheep
of N. L Bingham, of Vermont. McCormick's
Reaping Machine was again successfuL Prouty §-
Barrett's drmble Plow took the premioni: E. Whit.
man, of Baltimore, the premium for the largestks
play of Agricultural Implements. 4
The awards being over, the Address was next
delivered at the Capitol by thellon. A. Stevenson,
of Virginia, and was an able and elm:I-dent one. •
The Address was quite long, occupying an• hour
and three quarters in delivery. It was listened to
with great attention, and the honerable gentleman
was frequently applauded.
Gov. Johnston sat on the right of the speaker and
Juthre Watts on the left.
We will publish the address as - soon as we shall
Kr- WINDS' proposes that the banner' shall he
given to Biarttorit, fur having the greatest propor
tionate number of• office seekers. Of eotirse we
could n't think of depriving Wyoming of het just
lfawarded for the reason given by WINDY, he
should be the recipient, for has he not been a can
didate for four different offices within a year, and
didn't get either Oh, modesty !
A correspondent ,from Wyalirsingr. who has
seen, in the newspaper', accounts of several squir.
rel hunts, Writes us that ten young men ht that place.
on Saturday, October 25th, kilted s , l2squirrels, one
coon, and a quantity of other game.
Can OF PASsAGE Tn CALIPIRMA. —The NPW
York Courier wad Era - taker riup i lite , C tollowiriz
information, of ititerei to all intending to emigrate
to the :told rettiotis:
]dates of praviage In Sin Franc - woo by the mail
line, leavina.New York fogniarlyJon the 11th. 13th,
26th arid 28th of each month, by way of Chaltree—
S . eerage, $ll5, through ; second cabin, $225,
throe h; fir.t cabin. $275, titrou2ll.
Isthmus expenses about $3O E tch passenger al•
lowing 250 pounds of baggage. 'Through in about
thirty days, with no detention nn the Isthmus.
By the Nicaragua line, lea vire.; on the 7th and 22.il
of each month—Steerage, $1£10; through; second
cabin, $250, through; first cabin, $3OO. through. -
These rates include expense crossing, to the Pa
cific side Average length of passage from New
Yolk to San Francisco. 25 days,
By the Brother Jonathan steamer, leaving on the
23th of each month, tte - charges to Chagres are,
first cabin,-.$80; second - cabin, $7O steerage ;;;;.10.
Cost of crossing, the Isthmus about $25. Fstch
passenger allowing 250 pounds, or }0 oubic feet of
b'eroage. Coutiects with independent steamers on
the Pacific, •
By clipper ships; via. Cape 1-Nrni cabin passage,
s2so;•secone cabin, $l5O. No steerage passengers
taken by these vessels. By other vessels (no clip
pers) steerage $lOO to $l2O.
A letter in the New York Times, dated Panama.
October f, says there' are to tt thousand passengers
at that place, by the Ohio will Falcon. More than
nine tenths are laborers, anti at least five hundred
and fifty of the Onio's passeegers looted it over the
Cruces road. M any have gone there with the idea
that they can get up the coast in opposition lines ot
steamers for from '550 to 57.5. The writer says there
is no opposition boat at Panama now, and the Pa
cific Campany rharges, in the Tennessee, $250 fur
cabin and $12:5 for steerage, and in their cithgr boat
$2OO forrabin and s.loo' in steerage, Whietu prices,
in tact, are as cheap as the Company' can carry for
and make any money. A man, even if he is going
in the steerage (torn Panama to California, should
always.have st least SIM, and then he will not
have any too mugh felt when he arrives at San
Francisco, after getting, on shore to live on to r a
day or two.
CANINE lssTtscr.—We know of nothing in the
story line that is better than a good dog story. The
frilloaring, if not the very best of its kind, is certain.
ly a very excellent one, and may be relied on as
strictly true. We give the well known names of
the partie4 as vouchers:
Some three weeks since, Mr. Theo. Holbrook,
of Milk street, broke up housekeeping in Roxbury
and sent three of the children to South Hadley,
Mass., to attend school. On leaving home, the
children took with them their favorite spaniel dog.
that Ited been their, companion and play-mate for
eight years. He rode m the car with them to Had
ley, and remained with the children during the af.
temoon, but the next morning was missing, and
could no where be found. The only trace that
could be fonnd of him was that he was seen Cross
ing the 101 l bridge.
Twelve days:after the dog left Hadley, he arriv
ed at his old home in Fluttery. But not finding
any of brs old friends there, ho called at Mr. Wm.
Whitin'g's, his master's next door neighbor, and
sought admittance by scratching on the door. Mr.
Whiting's family at once recognised him and ad.
mitted him. He was vety much exhausted, and
very. foot in flesh, and very hangs. Mr W.'s little
girl immediately undertook the work of nursing,
the poor travel worn spaniel. He rapidly Improv.
ed under her care, and in a day or two ,corimeno.
ed following her, end would not allow her to go
ten steps with-ut him. He insisted on following
her, even to school, and, lying at her feet during
acoolhours.,, : gnii it was not until his old
came for.bibx lbw he could be induced to leave his
The 'great question now for the curious to answer
is: How could this dog find his way to Roxbur
from south Hadley, a distance of 150 miles? He
was cattle(' all the way in the cars, and of course
had no opportunity to see the road. And then again,
it is evident, from the length of time-vonsumed in
the journey, (twelve days.) that he did not come
directly, for he probably would have travelled that
'distance in allay. He ninst,have wandered many
hundreds of miles before he' struck some trail by
which he could Make his way homeward.—Boston
Tut Poamsnuas of the Washington papers are
at to about the public printing. Dr
Bailey, Editor of the Free Soil organ, the National
Era, applied to the ,Departments, demandiug this
patronage under the terms of the law , . but was de,
nied it. Be has since maJe affidavit That hiscircn.
!wino isorrer 13 000.' Elwoodlisher, - Ofthe south.
em Press, the organ of the other extreme fn Poli•
tics, has also preferreAlit claim to the printing on
'the ground that his paper has the largest circulation
of any of the daily joßrnals. The National Intel.
igentter shows, by efilvit, that it circulates, of all '
issues, something over seven thousand copies; the
circulation of the Union is a few hundred,. in excess
,s Later Vrant
Ttie itairlhiii"CiirOkee. arrived at New. York '
nu; saturdiy renrO4Z.,witlt two wieks (Met. pima'
froth CallOniii:44 Evens from Satfikanciacolein(
to the 1 , 4 Of Octoticro
Ate OttibOartl ari isnmiu!e tifObffi
of passeugarf,' ftott 'A 9 2,100,000 irr gnitU.
The get ,
efal from California isnot
I card of that
ry remains gale!, anti crime irk so relOm
a genirit 'teeth% cif eueurity periades
Offlparatively dut, yet the min ers ere
1. etter .
The tali t
ads teas tasked forward to with mach
The vain , of real-estate was improving, and al
though money was a little tight, the country bears
the genera l . prosperity.
The perortial property insured by the City ofSan'
Fraiicisw, at the present time, isserenteen mtlfious
seven hundred nod forty.tive thonlaandk dollars.
The steamer Oregon, front San' Francisco for Pe r
nama, took'nfillions Of dollars on her manifest.
Great rejuicii.g nail taken place at San Franci.cci
at die last trip , by the Nicaragua route. Alessi's.
Gregory &Co hating delivered their passetgers in
twenty-seven days !rpm New York. ,
Their route is no* fully open mid meets general
TrIMPLE RIOT AT CIiACRE9..—LOSS of Life,,A
terrible li4ht occurred at Chagres, just before the
saihnLvof the Cherokee . , between , the NatiVe and
American boatmen. The Americans were beaten
and fled, when the Natives turned and beat all the
Americans w their Way. Vitteen
sengers from California, on their way to,the steam
er, were driven back. Five are knaWn to have
been - k Med. The other passengers (red, taking ref
uge in the 'triages, which they barricaded. They
lloatly got on board the Cherokee, through the
courtetl of the commander of the Btitish steamer,
who t ook them 'off in his own boats. The specie
was also taken ofrin the British boats. Messrs. Ad-
MIA &Co '5 messenger, with all their despatches,
Wart left behind s ,and it is feared that he was killed
by the Native..
The returns of the late election-show majorities
torah the candidates on the Democratic tirket, ran
ging from one to five thousand. John Bigler is
elected Governor by about fifteen hundred majority
Marshall and AlcCtokle are elected to Congress by
heavy majorities. Major Roman, the Democratic
candidate for Treasurer. leads his ticket, having all
ready 4703 majority over Bart. With the except
ion of the vote for Governor, every countygives a
majority for the Democratic ticket. Both branches
of the Leg'slature are strongly Democratic. The
whole vote polled in the State is about 45 ; 000
rooly, Democrat, is erected Lieet.-Goveroor, and
Pearce State Comptroller Marshal was m leave
for ‘Vashitigion on the 4;h of October. .
The Oregon papers give a painful account of the
anaek4 of the Indi.m4 on WTI igranis
11,2sii.eaR at Stockton remains without any materi
The meamship Nev Orleans sailed from San.
Francisco on the 10. ol October, with pssenner. t
floi2fo nod specie for Panama. She was to' touch
al S.tn .I , lan del Sod.
The Cherokee brie:lse very targe.mail.
The Vt.ttl.ntee Ciirnatittee vere duewing
'efforts to prevent the itittni;tatinget convicts, espe
cially from Ftat , c , ?, whieh seems to bpitreaten.
The accounts from the Southern Mines, are very
Cl s o the Toulame, the operations have been carri•
ed nn with a great deal of fTitit
11 a miners ut Tareott's Hill have also , done welt
The account from the whaling fleet ale more
diwastrous than previon'.ly received. Fifteen yes
ve Is are known to be totally lotzt.
There is a large quantity of Lfoods still thrown up
on the anetion 'unfits in San Francisco, arid holders
1 .1, 0 , a :peat anxiety to realie.
Thirty days paper 1,9 7 to Bjper cent.. per cmlnth.,
The dates from Oregon are to the 23d of Septem
ber. There is still great difficulty as regards the lo
cation of the Capitol.
The prices of travel and freight on the Oregon
River have been reduced by competition. .
The Sir John Allyne arrived at Oregon City, on
the Wm, from the Sandwich (shunts, math a caigo
of syrnp of sugar and salt. She is the first vessel
that has opened trade with the port.
A company of Oregon miners had returned from
Scou'e River, with $27.000 in gold.
Snow had fallen at Astoria to the depth: of eight
The number of emigrants arrived is verry large.
The Indians were - committing unparalleled out
rages upon the am igrants on the Columbia river.—
The family of Hudson Clark, ofillinnis, was attack-.
ed b, a band of thii ty Indians, his mother anti broth
er murdered, his sister dangerously wounded, and
-afterwards ravished by the-whole party.
Mr. Miller, of Western Virginia. Ills also been
attacked, her brother.irf-law, Mr. Jacksou„
and his daughter and him Self wounded Two other
trains had been attacked, but the Indians were re.
.qulsell. The utmost excitementrevailed in conse
puence of these outrages.
THE CA LIFORAHA 111AREET. , --San Francisco,- Sept.
3 I.—The markets are more anima ed, and a better
feeling is manifested
Flour is firm at Sl3 and 13 25 The stock in
first hands is estimated at 40.000 sacks. Holders
are anticipating an advance. Barley is held at $6
Corn 83 a Ea 50,
Provisions—Sales of Mess Pork at $l4; llama 22
a 25c. Lard I.lc.
Furniture is in fair demand.
Dry-Goods. Cloths and Cassimerea are nominal.
Goods for ladies wear in dernand.•
Rice—The supply is large, with no demand
Candles meet more active inquiry.
Sugar is improving.
There had occurred some difficulty between the
Collector of San Francisco and the menthantrt of
that city, and a meeting of the latter had been call
ed in refrrence to the matter.
The Vigilance Committee were active in their
eflons to prevent the influx of foreign convicts, to
whom a large proportion of: the crimes committed
Edward Dupont, steward of the Stockton House
was brutally murdered on the 24th.
The Governor was about to call a extra - session
01 the Legislature.
The convention to provide for organizing a new
territory, in .be called Columbia Territory," was
shortly to assemble.
The mining intelligence is highly favorable. A
rich vein of quartz had been discovered in Broad.
way, in the city of San Francisco.
The first of the Cuban news had reached San
Francisco, and 'caused a great excitement. La;ge
numbers were preparing to set out for Cuba, with a
view to join• Gen, Lopez. Col White, late of the
Pacific Star, intended to depart for Cuba at an early
The miners on the Ton'tunne river are meeting
mnd better success than last year. The new quartz
companiei in that vicinity are getting on encourag
ingly. The silver mine yields largely.
There was a Cuban Filibuster meeting held at
Sacramento on the 26th. It was largely a tended,
and the proceedings were most enthusiastic.
The youngest son of Sheriff hlyers,m Kingsmn,
Luzeme Co , was dreadfully injured on Saturday
test by the careless firing of a large pistol in the
hands of a neighboring child. The pistol hail been
carelessly left by a student upon a table 'in a room
of hi4to4rding house, and the two children meet.
ing in a room, one of.them thoughtless picked up
the pistol and fired the heavy charge which it,con
tained into the face of his poor playmate. In an
instant the bright little fellow was disfigured for
life, his sight nearly if not quite - destroysd,' and
tender mother's heart almost broken.. When will
people learn to keep their wit about them, and exer,
cise ordinary care in the disposition of poison and
deadly weapons, What a booby of a boy about a
seminary at teaming wants of *pistol loaded to the
muzzle, is past all cotnprobenston,—iWilkideuto
Late frOUR NeW tieltteNC--ItepOtted
Capture of Dlatausersuh
Not 9aLsAissi,oo 30 . —Weitoie adeices fro m
firotinstriller end Matamoraa to the 22d inst , whi c h
erigohat a detachment of Caravajal torte while re.
eorineitering3tounruiras, were fired - upon from the
forms' s, when they rushed into The city and maj e
arr attempt to seize the Custom House, but dm
brief engagement were . repulsed with the loss of .
thursmen. The filexairM loaf watt . beet.. Cora,
vairt,•vihri worst ilf entitilipedinsitY 'fife - Xity ;
excepting reinforcements, and , in 11_,nlicipation
their arrival, was preparing to rdorixadalanioras on
the morning of the 23d. •
tare body of Mesita]) troops friim Tampico
and Vera Cruz. intended to reinforce Gen. Aralos,
had arrived at Brazos Santiago. when hearing that
a body of Texans were on the route to meet them
they conclifdet! to' step: ,
The United States troops on the fontier were de.
',ening in considerable number's' and joining the
forces of Caravajal. '
Later reports state that Matamoras was capna t i
by Caravajal, on Friday or Sktufdiy, th 6 '215111' rx
NEW Ormeatts, Noy. i.—ThIS Stearniegip' Fanny
from Brazos Santago, arrived this morning, with
dates from Itletamoras, to the 13111 ult. At that
lime the. insurgent - II under Caraellal, had obtained
possession of the western portion of the city, up to
within four blocks of the main Plaza. The Gov.
erpment troops were well provided with artillery,
and would hold out until the last:' They, were daitl
expecting reinforcements."' Theloss of - the .Idleks•
cans had been 50 killed and woanded. ' , gen.
Ayala: was among the latter.
The loss on the part of the ineurg ente had bee n
three k ined and fifteen wounded. Among the lat
ter was Capt. Ford, of the Terian Rangers. M c
Wardwell, the American Consul was also wound
ed Mr. Longstreet, an American merchant, w as
killed during the skirmishing. ,
Two very disastrous fires had °centred in the
oily, destroyig the Cusiorallilnages with' its contents;
Devin'm stores, end severalidoCks of bhildifigs.
The loss ramountsio several hundred' thout an d
ANcrtittlt ResCOE OF a FuGirtvE.=-Ai Ottaw a , o h
Sunday week; two
came into the city in a buggy., driving a whit e
horse. They enquired the way to some knnwii
place, and were directed acrhesthe river.
hail, however not gone far trortflown, before their
were persned and overtaken by Mr: Constable
Skinner. am/ several others, who, alleging that has
were fugitive staves, were about to arrest them,
when one of them shoWed his tree pape,a ii ,l
was allowed to ,go his way, but the other wars.
ken by torte, and brought back to triVrn; where he
cer t ., placed on a canal-boat and'started tosva s io . ,,
Salle. with a view of being there placed oh a aim,.
pr anal conveyed to his master at St. Louie. a :,
Fula No: li. however, the negio was taken. frogs
the officers. who were somewhat roughly handled
by the people, anal the boat went on without 'atm.
In reLnion to the matter the Free. Trader sass:_
'"We wish to call attention to one fact, and tha:
iet. that in all their steps in this trawaction, -nee
Mr. Skinner nor ail! of his abetters had the fiat
strap of a warrant orprocess of lati of any klnil
whatever. It was a ptsin piece of kidnapping and
as such the persons engwed an it are • liable. to be
indicted and punished. We shall - be the last ter
pose a proper officer in the rightful : execution
the fuglifve slave law, but we are , opposed to e.
resting any persons, whether Mei or white, but
or tree, without complying strictly with the letter
its provisions. All we believe this to be the ga
end sentiment of this'commrmity.P—Chicago T
Tar. PLAQUE AT PALYtAS, (CAPE DE VERDS
Death of (he American Consul and his firmly. —it
have been favored with the following extract of
letter from an officer on board the U. S. brig Pc
poise, dated Tenerifle. Sep. 4, 1851 :
Our stay at Tenerifle will be longer than it cal
wise could have been. on account of a terrible
I , griant d.sease existing at Palmas; another pot
this group of islands, which we were to have
tett but are now obliged to give tip: The rem
there has been fearful indeed. Since the den
first broke out, one•tiCh of the whole ylopolatton
18,00,114ve been swept off. and the fever is
raging, th ough somewhat abated : his not ihot
to be the cholera, for it is very contagions bni
resembles-it in thecquirleness'
stuweetts the attack. It is supposed !abaft,
brought to the iisland in e•smult vessel from
coast of Alrica(.. The family of our Consal,i
Torres.) together with himself, are all dead
the exceptioo of one child. • He was a very.
than, and had seberal hand some and • intern
daughters, who were great favorites with the,
cers of our ships dud touched there. Mr. It
sent them all into the interior upon the first at
ence of' the pesulenete • but hearing alie
that some of them were,siet. he started oft
them, and on his arrivalTpund them all dead,
vants included, with the escei lion ot the chilo,
mentioned. In less than rive hours, after. he h,
self wawa corps'. The panic and' distress mi
island is inconceivable. No Comm:mit-anon ti
lowed with it tmm the adjacent, islands, exelth 9 F
thi., from *helve a small vessel I sails twice?
lot letters, to a port that has as yet escaped tht
arty. Every precaution is taken \ - by Knott
fetters that are sent with brimsrobe, and dii
them in vinegar, and by
. puitipg theWessel rat
ant ne as aced as she arrives', in order that 'hi
ease may not be communicated' td
Here it is remarkably heallhy ;Only two e
having moored the past month, ant of a Impr
of over'12 : 000. - \„
SiNGC LAN, AND FATAL ACCIDENT —A you'
living in Suffield, went into a stream, in ci
with one or two friends, to bathe. Ater
several times, and remaining for some tinu
water, he 'eoncluded to come out after talk
more dive." , By way of adding a little vatic'
the operation, he made his last dive with hi
on ; and the result was that as he plunged tot
water, the elasticity of the air contained in t
was such' ad ta force his head soddenly and
peetedly to one sick, with such power as to
his neck. He hired long enough to Make a
the waterlohis companions, •who brought hi
and conveyed h.m hoifie, where he died
Tit BROW OF MownPe, the 27th was irr
chusetta, the earliest the season , has appeal
1841. The fall of snow on Oct. 4th,
Boston Traveller, was in some parts of the .
States one of the most remarkable on record
feet. according to the newspapers, tell on
in Illinois. and two near Middletown lu
the weight of which.the trees, when in full let
wore so much broken that the marks of the'
are) et visible. In the course of the last t'
seven years, the latest first appearence of thf
was on Dec. 6th, in 1849, and the earliest
411, in 1851—an interval of nine weeks
(k'l-The Lebanon Adverti-er of the
says: A woman named Trout, residing nea)
view in this county, was - commited to our Oh
terday, under the serious charge of wadi' .
seems that on Thursday last, bile in a '
she chastised a femaTO step•chilif of hers
bout 3 years, when the child fainted and
immediately dor died. Thi child was ban
suspicion wising among the neighbors, It
was disinterred and an exmaination had, wh'
Coroner's .jury thought in a verdict (IL goal
Comae will assemble at Waihington
weeks from :taday. The membArs are
winging their flight in that direction. .
wilt be an interesting, and we need not
There were 151 deaths in Philadelphia
the week ending •13th instant, of which ..
under five pilaw of age.