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STAR OF THE NORTH.
N. W. WEAVES EDITOR.
Bloomsbnrg, Thursday, Dee. 30, \MO.
By the proceedings of the Democratic
conscience whioh we publish to-day, it will
bs seen that John Brisbin of Wyoming is
the Demooratic candidate for Congress foi
the short terra.
Tho nominee is a man of enorgy and in
telligence, who has won his way to a res
pcctablo position in society by an industri
ous gnd honorable deportment. He is a self
jmkdo tuan, n prominent member of tho Wy-
bar; and a gentleman of fair intelli
gence and good priva'e character.
And then lie is a true Democrat, under
standing fully tho political questions of the
day, and devoted to the success of his po -
litical faith. Though Columbia county ha.l
cn.iius iur in is nuimtiiiivii, U..J I,.I .J
H candidate whose nomination it would have
us to record ; yet Wyoming too has
served faithfully in the goo J cause, and pies
- ems an unexceptionable candidate. The
conferees have made a selection, and now
we eay to every good Democrat—go and
.support the nomination. Let there be a
good vote, and the district will be redeemed.
Be out to '.be work on next Tuesday.
Remember the Elec
tion on next
TUESDAY. Let every Democrat a'tend
tho polls and see tb at a good and full vote is
given to tho Democratic candidate.
Remember that in Cong^g)
The parties are almost a tie; FO near, in
fact, that it was altaon impossible to elect
a Speaker at its first setsiou.
Remember that one rote
May decide the election of tho Congress
- man next Tuesday, and the vote of the
member from this District may decide the
most important national question in Cong
rcnnsylvanlu Fugitive Slave law.
A proposition will comu before the noxt
legislature to repeal the Pennsylvania law of
1847 relating to Fugitive slaves ; and the
subject me.-in thoughtful attention, for there
is a respectable variance of opinions upon
the merits of the law. We desire its repeal
at the earliest moment, and feel certuin that
had this and similar laws not been passed
by the Northern states, the country would
never have been convulsed by the unlortu
nale agitation upon the sutqect of fugitive
By the act of 1793, Congress provided a
means to carry out the provision of the na
' clonal constitution for the recovery of fugi
tives from labor. That act contemplated ihe
concurrent assistance and cooperation of
state officers in enforcing it, and hence
made no provision for the appointment of
. national officers. But in the case of Prigg
vs. the Commonwealth, the Supreme Couit
decided that state officers were not com
pelled to aid in enforcing the law of Con
gress, and that the state had authority to
restrain its officers in giving such aid. That
authority the state of Pennsylvania oxer
ctsed in 1847. There were then no officers
to carry out tho Itfxv of Congress, and the
national act of 1850 passed to supply
this delect So stands the f-ase.
And now why should not each stato of
the Union lend its aid to ttie national law 1
Is there no fraternal feelihg in Pennsylvania
toward th* sister slates of the Union ? We
lend our county juils and county officers
apprehend the Southern fugitives from jus
tice, and why not to hold the fugitive from
labor? The recovery of both is provided
for in the same article of our national consti
tulioO ; v -d while we regard one clause, is
it in the tru o cpirit of American brotherhood
to war with tho other I Wc have no squea
mish doliCkCy to loan our machinery of re
publican gaveii'inte" lll for appreheuding the
""fugitives from the nepotism and tyranny o f
the old world. Kvei/ .*** lrea ly of these
times contains a provisiC" f' l *' we shall act
as thief catcher ir. general /or ® omo crowned
robber of Europe. If a fßmi.'hvd subject of
Queen Victoria steal ten pence tv"> u y 0 crust
of bread, and in his rags and mise.T comes
to republican Araurioa, wo have gi* 0n our
national bond to hunt over thirty staV® 10
.find him, and then tohold hiin in close a"*'
- tody to await Her Majesty's pleasure for hh'
soro offeree ngainst hot "poaco aud digni
And have Fcnnsylvanians a less fraternal
feeling tow-awl the laws o' their brethren of
the same national confederacy, than Ameri
cana havo towaid tho laws of tho English
crown. An ancient moralist reproves the
man who is honest only as far as he must
be so and obeys the law only so * far as it
compels him to; and is not our virtuous
stale, in its stubbornness, much subejet to
the same rebuke 7
instead of being driven to carry out
(he "fundamental law of the Union, Pennsyl
vania should rather have mauifestod the
true spirit of American brotherhood, and
4MM(4lriUb*4m£jh to enforce the constitu
tion. But it is not even nowTW TAW to re
trieve her good character for patriotism and
devotion to the Union. Lot her blot from
thattatuo-book the edict in which she ar
rays her officers against the law of the na
tion, and her atar will shina bright again in
th* American firmament.
y Tjjg | M | Lackawanna Citizen, edited
Jy%r. Benedict, a member oi the legisla
ture, contain* a timely and strong article in
favo? of Judge Woodwards election to the
yniied States Sonet*.
The Senator Question.
THE E>over.-\l unprompted communications
in favor of Judge Woodward for U. S. Sena
tor, which we have already published, arc
followed below by two of a similar charac
ter, which come to us from different direc
tions, and are conceived in the proper spir
it. They are timely and indic&te the gene
ral feeling upon the snbject in Northern
Since the time when, his intelleotual tri
umphs at the bar aijd in the Reform Conven
tion first attracted public attention, the re
putation of Judge Woodward has gone on
strengthening and deepening with the peo
ple. Without newspaper puffing or other
questionable appliances by which notoriety
is achieved, sterling abilities and distinguish
ed services, have placed him in the front
rank of the public men of the Stale, and
attachod to him the respect and confidence
of the people.
His election would be a source ot deep
gratification to thousands in the North, who
know him and can therefore rightly appreci
ate his admirable fitness lor the highest leg
islative post in the government.
But the Judge is not prerentcd as a sec
tional candidate alone, however strong may
be the considerations in that connection.
Wa believe that apart from all questions of
justice and propriety whether personal or
local, his selection is the most judicious act
I fiat can De uutie. it xuurvury pusc muitcjtut
lions crxl enmities, if such exist, and strengthen
the p city while it vindicates Us discipline and,
It is gratifying to learn the unanimity
which e.> ists upon this subject among the
members of tho Legislature f rom this S<*-..
tion of the State. They will re- PO „ .
people with fidelity upm- "f 1 0
pects of whirl- . , 'Mutton the as
inl"Vil,ln . ' n becomi "8 dal, y more
••'tj !V to .he comprehension of all.
When justice and expediency both point in
the same direction as in the present instance
it would be fo ly to remain blind or backward,
DDr is there auy inclinatiln to do so even if
tho incentives which we have suggested
V. S. SENATOR.
Tho coure you take in the matter of Uni
ted Stales Senator, is at once fair and honor
able to all the gentlemen named as candi
dates It is true you favor a northern man,
and why not Should not the north behon
ored in this way ? What part of the st ate is
more firm in fhe great cause than the coun
ties of Luzerne, Columbia. Lycoming, Cen
tre, Clinton, Sullivan, Tioga Bradford, Sus
quehanna, Wyoming, Wayne, Pike and
Monroe; and yet this large portion of the
commonwealth has had bu*. one Senator since
the organization of the Government, and he
was not a native Pennsylvania*!.
HON. GEORGE W. WOODWARD in a
citizen and native of the North. His per
sonal character is without blemish, and as
to ability, we do no man injustice, when we
say that he has no superior in the State.
There is certainly no reason now, when the
parly has a majority sufficient to insure the
election of its candidate, why we should not
do justice to the north and to as pure a man
as lives within its borders. The friends of
Judge Woodward desire that his claims,
atul the claims of this section, be fairly con
sidered, with a proper regard to what is due
to the great party of which he is, and ever
has been, a member. Upon personal ground ;
if wrong wa done bim in 1845, when so
proper a time as rtow, for the performance of
an act of Justice 1
I am not disposed to complain of those
whose personal preferences arc lor other
candidates. It is all right and fair. Judge
Black, Foster, Plumer, Cameron, Sturgeon,
Keeder, Broadhead and others, each have
their friends, and uoubtless deserve them.
But at this time, let justice be done, in a
proper spirit cf candor and fairness to all
concerned. The election of Judge Wood
ward will be a triumph over 'no body, nor
will it leave feelings of bitterness behind it.
His election is not pressed in any spirit of
aggression toward others, but as an act of
evident justice and propriety, right in itself
and wholesome in all itsconsequenc-s. C.
R. W. WEAVES EBQIRE: —
I noticed in your paper of the 12th
| ult. an article, relative to Northern Pennsyl
| vania and the United Slates Senator. The
' fl'j'hoi of that communuication was certain
ly very correct in his views, so far as he
went; but the details of the communication
might have been carried further with greu!
j propriety. As the South and west aro pre
senting claims for United Slates Senator. I
will simply inquire, w here isthe strength of
the Democracy of the state? IP it not in
northern Pennsylvania? Which part of
Pennsylvania elected tho President and
Governor in 1844 ? I candidly believe that
without the Democratic majority in Northern
Pennsylvania neither Mr. Polk nor Mr.
Shunk could have been elected in that year.
JVlthoul the Democratic majority in North
ern Pennsylvania, Democracy would be but
a hopvdsss cause, or at least exlremoly un
certain, i" 'h o state. Scarcely could our
State oflitV" havo been elected", at our last
election, hii K ' BVe ' estimablo were our candi
dates in point of character and abilities with
out aid expected and given from this quar
ter. Ido therefore think that our southern
and western biethern, ought to yield a little,
and do Justice to the north, particularly as
there will in a short time, be another oppor
tunity to bestow important favors on their
favorites, and more particularly because the
North has a man who never was anything
but a Democrat; a man who will fairly rep
reaent ail Pennsylvania, and a matt who as
a Statesman would be an honor to the senate
state. That man, is GEO. W. WOOPWAHD.
* f JUSTICE.
HT Our Inky has armed himself with an
amazing new-years address, with wnich he
proposes to great the natives on new-years
morn, and ha say* it will knock the spots off
of any thing ever beard toHot; being suppo
sed to be the joint pfpduction of Punch and
WANTS OF THE COUNTRY.
The people of the country desire that more
attention should be given by Congress to ihe
cheap and general of knowledge.
If there is surplus of
government let it be
post offices and mail are oppo
sed plundering the to
build railroads and clear merely to
give fat jobs to political favo3Bk Even in
this neighborhood we have many wants
which aro more certainly within the prov
ince of a good yet simple republican gov
ernment. We need a daily mail route from
Pottsville to Towanda passing through this
place. We need 100 a tri-weekly mail from
here to Jluncy, and we hope to see some at
tention given to this subject by the Congres
man from this District. It is seldom that
this region of oountry asks favors from gov
ernment, and never anything unreasonable.
We ask no appropriations for railroails where
never man travelled, and we beg no plunder
for building stone piles on some rocky coast
to be miscalled light-houses. But we do
ask cheap and general intelligence for the
people—cheap postage and necessary mail
Upon tho latter want the Muncy Luminary
has the following article :
"It seems to us clear that the public inter
ests and the public convenience demand
that, at least a tri-weekly mail should be car
ried between this Borough and Bloomsburg;
and for the convenience of travellers the
mail should be conveyed by two horse-coach
es. Bloom-burg is now the seal of Justice
of Columbia co., and while we know that
the .ravel to that place from the West Branch
uas considerably increased in the last two
years, it is reasonable to suppose it must
continue to increase. Whenever a town be
comes a county seat, it is evident, it must
draw to it business and business men from
all sections; anc that much inconvenience
has been experienced by there being no
stage line from this point on the West Branch
to Bloomsburg, will not admit of a doubt.
We ourselves have frequently felt the incon
venience, and have often met with others
hunting up private convoyarice (at more than
double the cost of stage fare) in order to get
on, or else they would be obliged to wait
and go by the Danville route. A triweekly
mail, we think, is, also, due the citizens gen
erally along the route, but particularly the
villages of Fruilstown and Jerseytown. Those
places and ihe people inhnbiling that dis
trict of country in Columbia and Montour
counties, through which the road passes, are
certainly deserving of and entitled to more
than a weekly mail."
Telegraph in Blnomsburf.
In a few weeks more we shall have a tel
egraph office in this town. The requisite a
mount of stock is almost taken, and the en
terprise will succeed. We shall then know
the news before the events takes place. Far
mers will sell tlieir grain by telegraph, and
merchants buy their goods by the same
method. Loveis will plight their troth, send
their kisses, and get married in the sly, all
by the lightning line. A friend who knows
says that the ancient ladies arc all opposed
to this thing. Shouldn't wonder.
ty We regret to notice that our friends of
the Spirit of ihe Timet , assert an issue for
the electi on of U. S. Senator which appears
to us, to bo to a great extent inaccurate. An
tagonism to Mr Buchanan, or, favor for him
is not ground upon which members ought to
rest their votes on the question ol Senator,
nor is it likely they will desire to have such
issue formed for them.
The question of Senator stands, in this
quarter at least, upon its own independent
consideations, which are of themselves
commanding enough without involving oth
In supporting a candidate in the North, a
good and strong man—we do not wish to
be considered as meddling in anyway what
ever with the Presidential question, which
has inherent difficulties enoogh to mako it
tho subject of a distinct consideration.
When il comes up 'legitimately our people
will be ready to act upon it fairly, in a spir
it of thoughtfulnees and justice, such s they
now invoke for their candidate for Senator.
ur One or two of the Philadelphia pa
pers are abusing Judge Campbell, who has
been named for the Supreme Bench. The
only conceivable reason appears to be that
he is guilty of being a Democrat, and in
view ol a prospect of his nomination, the
iV !:ig papers have concluded to open the
campaign in season 1 An article in the News
on this subject struck ue as impertinent and
coarse above any recent example. Impu
donce so uncalled for—abuse so unfounded
—will neither injure the Judge, nor confer
credit upon tho papex that so disgraces iu&lf
as to give it currency.
COURT AT DANVILLE. —In addition to tho
items we gave last week the following should
have been noted: —The persons charged
, with being concerned in the Light Street rob
bery, and who had been arrested in the west
end of this conoty, were dischargeu upon
proclamation, no prosecutor appearing a
The Court appointed George West, of
Franklin township as County Surveyor of
Monto ir in the place of Thomas Galbraith
Wm. Kitchen received a temporary ap
pointment aa Court-crier.
Good Legislative Rules. —The Indiana Con
stitutional Convention has determined that
every Legislative bill shall embrace but one
subject, and that expressed in its title, but if
any subject is embraced in a law. not 04L.
pressed it? its title, it shall be void only eo
far as that surplus subject is concerned. It
has also been determined that it shall require
a majority of the members elected to both
Houses to pais a law,
iv "Mine ho#t"of the "American House"
proposes to enlarge, as the editors say j and
offer* a phance to enterprising mechanics for
the erection of a third story to bis fyj(ei. See
JUDGE ANTHONY'S CIIARGF.
Wo publish on out first page to-day the
charge of the Court in ihe Crandall case.
It is a fair and impartial review of the whole
trial: and for a matter prompted and digested
in the excitement and mental agitation of
an important criminal trial, it will da the
Judge good ctedit. In a legal point of view,
it is worthy the successor of Judge Lewis -
unless, the profession might
desire it the defioation of that almost indef
ineable thing a reasonable doubt.
We feel certain that the charge will have
for our readers sufficient interest to pay us
for the paioe we have taken to give a fair
report. Ttie,following is the opinion of
Justice Story referred to in the charge, upon
the extent of the jury's dominion in a crim
inal case over questions of law. We find
it in Wharton's Criminal Law 640, n. s.
'•Before I proceed," said he, "to the mer
its of this case, I wish to say a few words
upan a point suggested by the argument of
the learned counsel for the prisoner, upon
which I have had a decided opinion during
my whole professional life. It is,- that in
criminal ca?es and especially in capital ca
ses, the jury are the judges of the law, as
well as of the fact. My opinion is, that the
jury are no mora judges of the law in a
capital or other criminal case, upon
plea of not. guilty, than they are in
oivil case, tried upon the general issue. In
each of these oases their verdict, when gen
eral, is ireceflrtttly compounded % law and
of fact j and includes both. In each, they
must necessarily determine the law, as well
as the fact. In osch they have the physical
power to disregard the law as laid dowu to
them by the court. But I deny that, in any
case, civif or criminal, they have the moral
right to decide the law according to their
own notions or pleasure. On the contrary, 1
hold it the most sacred constitutional right of
every party accused of a crime, that the jury
should respond as to the facts, and the court
as to the law. It is the duty of the coqjt to
instruct the jury as to the law ; and it is the
duly of the jury to follow the law, as it is
laid down by the court. This is the right of
every citizen; and it is his only protection.
If the jury were at liberty to settle tne law
for themselves, the effect would be, ndf on
ly that the law itseif would be most uncer
tain from the different views, which different
juries iciigkkiafce ef U-; bat ia case of error,
there would be no remedy or redress by the
injurec party, for the court would not have
any right to review the law, as it had been
settled by the jury. Indeed it would be
most impracticable to ascertain what the law,
as settled by the jury, actually was. On the
contrary, if the court should err in laying
down the law to the jury, there is an ade
quate remedy for the injured party, by a
motion for a new trial, or a writ of erior, as
the nature of the jurisdiction of the particu
lar court may -equire. Every person accused
as a criminal has a right to be tried accor
ding to the law of the land, the fixed law
of the land; and not by the law as jury mav
understand it, or choose, from wantonness,
or ignorance, or accidental mistake, to inter
pret ic. If I thought that the juiy were the
P'P" tk. U.w, iu criminal ciuas,
1 should hold it my duty to abstain from the
responsibility of stating the law to them
upon any such trial. But believing, as I do,
that every citizen has a right to be tried by
the law. and according to the law ; that it
is his privilege and truest shield against op
pression and wrong ; I feel it my duty to
state my views fully and openly on the pres
ent occasion J'
At a meeting of of this
Congressional at the
House o f B. F. Wells, in the Boro'. of Wilkes-
Barre, ou Monday, the 23d inst., DANIEL
C'OLLINGS, Esq., was chosen President, and
War. M. PIATT, Secretary,
The following persons presented their
Credential* took their seats.
Columbia Co. Isaac S. Monroe, Charles
Kahler. Luzerne Co. Daniel Collmgs, Thom
as Irwine. Montour Co. E. H. Baldy, John
Deen, Jr. Wyoming Co R. R. Little, Wm.
On motion of E. H. Baldy,
Resolved, That the Conferees, do now pro
ceed to nominate a candidate to be support
ed by the Democratic parly of this Dislriot,
to Bupply the vacancy sow existing in this
R. R Little, nominated John Briabin, Esq.,
of Wyoming County.
Isaac S. Monroe moved, that the nomina-1
tion now close adopted unanimously, on the
vote being takeir, John Brisbin Esq. was
unanimously nominatad as a Candidate of
the democratic party, for ibis Congressional
district, and to represent the 11th Congres
sional district for the unexpired term.
On motion 6f Wm. M. Piatt,
ResdTAxt, "ltlorlhe members of this Confer
ence hereby pledge themselves to support
the nomination of John Brisbin Esq., and
will use their exertions, to secure his elec
tion to supply said vacancy.
On motion of Mr. Kahler,
Resolved, That the proceepings of this mee
ting, be published in all the Democratic pa
pers of this Congressional district.
Signed by DAN COLLINGS, Presl.
WM. M. PUTT, Secr'y.
Setting aside a Jurys Verdict. —The Cleve
land, Ohio, Democrat of the 3d inst. rays
Judge Andrews of the Supreme Court, now
in session, set aside a verdict yesterday on
tit* sole ground tiiat one of the parties had
held a conversation with one of the jurors
thinking the matter then in issue. In giv
ing his opinion, the distinguished Judge took
occasion to say that he was not dissatisfied
with the Sffrdiot, nor did it appear that the
!ury had beef in the least influenced by the
'oonverSKfmi7'"b'ut he pfct it on the distinct
and sola, ground, that the pubho policy aiyj
a proper administration of justice required
that jurors should never in any meaner be
approached by parties to suits,
•V The card of Messrs. Shelta & Seltzer
will tell our landlords-and merchants where
they can get such "good liquor" aft* a good
thing and not poison, and the tetnperaoee
people can take their share in tea.
The Fugitive Slave Question.
At the Danville Union meeting the follow- -
ing was among the resolutions adopted :
"Resolved, That the 3d, 4th, 3lh and 6th
sections of the act of Assembly of this Com
monwealth, passed 3d March, 1847, relative
to Fugitive Slaves, are odious to the people
of Pennsylvania, and unjust to the people of
the slave-holding Slates, and should be re
pealed by the next Legislature."
Trf%ie resolution Mr. Comly objected,
and we cop&tke following note of Itts argu
ment from the last Danvil'e Democrat. "He
said, that he objected, because by the decis
ion of the Supreme Court of the U. S. in
the case of Priggs t. the Commonwealth of
Penna., Congress had exclutive jurisdiction
over the subject of Fugitives from labor;
and Penna. had the exclusive right to ascer
tain and limit the duties of officers of her
own appointment. She appointed them for
particular purposes of her own, and had an
i unquestionable right to restrain their official
action to the accomplishment of those pur
puses, because by the act of 1850, Congress
had taken upon itself to carry ir.to effect the
Constitutional requirement for the surrender
of these fugitives without requiring the aid
of Stale Legislation or the assistance ofState
officers, but had it directed the appointment
of officers by the Executive of the United
( Slates, whose numbers and power wero
deemed all sufficient for the purposes of the
act. If experience should show the contra
ry, further action should be had by Congress
and nortfjy the State Legislature, because in
his (Mr. Comly's) opinion, the people of
i Pennsylvania were satisfied with the act of
1847, and the provisions recommended by
the resolution for repeal, were not odious in
the estimation of any but a very small num
ber of the people, and that it was beyond
his comprehension, how these condemned
sections could be unjust to ihe South, who
certainly had no legal or equitable claim to
the services of officers appointed by the
Slate solely to perform State duties, and paid
exclusively out of her Treasury.
They were servants, and
he could not sea tho injustice in her direct
ing and compelling them to devote their
time and attention exclusively to her busi
ness. Her jails were her own, or rather be
longed to the several counties of the State,
sad were intended for the safe-keeping of
tlw eriiiriuals, and the South had no more
right, by the constitution or in justice, to the
use of this description of property ot the
citizens of the State. The assertion oi a
right in the South to convert our prisons into
depots of runaway slaves, was not less ab
surd than would be the claim to use our sta
bles for their horses, while resting from pur
suit of these unfortunate fugitives. Besides
he thought there had already been moro
than a sufficient agitation of this unpleasant
snbject, and that the proposition to repeal
the sections enumerated, would transfer to
the Hulls of the Legislation of Pennsylvania
the intense excitoment lalely exhibited ir.
those of Congress, to the detriment of the
business of the people of the State, without
answering any good purpose whatevei.—But
Ihe meeting had adopted the resolution, and
he was willing to abide by their decis
I Our citizen*, very generally, wore aroused
from their slumbers about three o'clock, on
Saturday morning last, by the ringing of bells
and alarm of fire, occasioned by the burning
of the car-house and office attached, at the
termination of the railroad. The fire ap
pears to have origiuated in a passenger car
inside of the building, and is said to have
been kindled by a parcel of drunken vag
rants, with a ruthless carelessness of conse
quences which is seldom equalled, in any
place, and never before exhibited in this.
By the time a sufficient number of citizens
were collected to use the fire apparatus effi
ciently, the whole building was completely
enveloped in flames, and no effort was
made to cheok their progress, the night being
remarkably still, and the car-house luckily
standing in suoh an isolated position as not
to endanger the houses arouud it. Two cars,
and valuable papers in the office, were burn,
ed, and the total loss is estimated at from
$BOO to 1000.
Several individuals have been arrested,
charged with being concerned in the firing
ol the building, and bound over to appear
at the next Court. We hope this matter
may be ferretted to the very bottom and the
guilty exposed; the public security demands
suoh a course of action.— Lycoming Gazette.
DXAT Uor SAMUEL S. WILSON.—It is with
sincere regret that we have to announce the
death of our esteemed friend, Samuel S.
Wilson, who died, on board the Steamship
"Northerner," on the 17th of lait Nov. on
her trip from San Francisco to Panama. The
cause of hie death, as appears by a letter re
ceived by his friends in this borough, was
fever and ague. He had a ohill in the eve
ning of the 16th, and on going to bed ap
peared to have taken a large dose of quinine,
which he had with him, and with which he
stated he would break the fever. On the
following morning he was found in a dying
condition by the surgeon of the vessel, and
shortly afterwards expired. Sincerely do
we sympathise with his bereaved and aged
parents, who were anxiously looking for his
return from California after an absence of
about two yeats.— Danville Democrat.
Serious affray lu Wilmington, Del.
Wilmington, Del., Dec. 20.—A street fight
took place here this morning, between S'iu
clair Macauloy and Frar.ois Vincent, editor
of the Blue Bm\Ckvkm. When McCaul
ley was getting the worst of the battle, he
drew a pistol and discharged the contents at
Y'ncent. Luckily he missed his mark and
no damage was done to either. They were
both arrested, and are now undergoing an
examination before a magistrate.
BP In Washingtoacity, folk* have become
so extreme fashionable and formal, that ev
ery body, from the Chief Magistrate down
to the boot-black, has "a day" for receiving
visitors. The republican days of ojd Beo
Franklin |ieve passed sway.
From the Miners' Journal.
Reminiscences of the Olden Timo.
People are npt to say, at litis lime there
never was such Weather in the winter
months before, but the following extract,
from a Journal kept in January, 1756 will
show the mistake of such assertions :
1756, Jan. s.—To-day the rain spoils the sli
" " 9.—High wind, and hard rain last
" " 16.-—Warm and pleasant.
" f 17.—Plenty of rain and mud.
" " 21.—Plenty of rain, mud, and
" " 22.—Fair weather, brings fair news.
We hear Col. Washington
has taken Fort Du Quesne.
" " 27.—A light snow last night, not
exceeding half an inch.
" " 29.—N0 snow to be seen.
" " 31.—Remarkably warm and pleas'
ant; little or no frost in the
ground. Snakes appear aba ve
ground, of which I killed two
1756, Feb. 3.—Still remarkably warm ; the
frogs peep, and grasshop
pers appear plenty in the
" " 7.—lt is surprising to see winter
turned into summer; boys
begin to walk bare-footed'
and the men think of plough
ing and planting, and soino
people are actuully plough
" " 11.—Now come cold winds ar.d
squalls of snow, &c.
Tha following is the state of the votes ta
ken for Governor, throughout this State, the
returns being opened by the President of the
Senate, in presence of both Houses, on Sat
urday, December 11th, 1793 :
York county, 712 1263
Bedford, 783 # 878
Westmoreland, 845 358
Franklin, . x 422 1023
Bucks, 508 469
Chester, 1172 168
Berks, 2070 1345
Delaware, 309 119
Dauphin, 706 477
Cumberland, 1054 329
Montgomery, 1402 768
Lancaster, 845 342
Northampton, 804 753
Northumoer'd, 1443 541
Fayette, 1367 69
Luzerne, 352 265
Washington, 1257 940
Huntingdon, * 322 193
Mifflin, 1120 136
Phila. county, 569 243
Phila. city, 438 127
With some few scattering votes, not worth
tW The following we find in some'of our
THE HINCIIMAN CASE —Our rsaders will
recollect that during the year 1849, Morgan
Ilinchman prosecuted the Iriends and others
of the Frankford Lunatic Asylum, for con
spiracy. A verdict in his favor for $lO,OOO
was returned. The defendants appealed to
the Supreme Court, but did not have a hear
ing.—On Saturday week, thu money was
paid over, and the case ended.
OHIO, U. S. SENATOR.— The Legislature of
this State have not as yet been able to elect
aU.S. in place of Hon. Thomas Corwin.
From the political complexion of the two
houses, there is no probability of an election
CHILD BURNT TO DEATH.—A child of Mr.
Nicholas Lutz, of Danville, aged about two
and a half years, was burnt to death on
Wednesday afternoon last, by its clothes ta
king on fire while alone playing about the
fire-place.— Danville Democrat.
THE Court House at Pottsville is finished
with the exception of the seats for the audi
tory. The Miners' Journal says the cost of
the building, including ground, bell and
clock, will range between $23,000 and $25,-
000. It was erected in pursuance of tke Act
of Assembly, by private contributions ol the
citizens or Pottsville.
KT The sermon which the Rev. Docto
Voomans preached at Danville on thanksgiv
ing day is very highly spoken of. At the re
quest of many who heard it ho repeatad it
at the Methodist Episcopal Church of Dan
ville on last Sunday.
TOLLS. —The tolls collected at Columbia,
for the fiscal year ending November 30, 18-
50, amount to $307,922 34 ; increase over
last year $5,722 50. This includes the tolls
collected on the canal, railroad and outlet
THE University, at Lowiaburg, was dis
covered to be on fire on Saturday afternoon
ot last week, but was extinguished by some
oi the students before much damage, was
done. The fire originated from one of the
DROWNED.— We regret to learn that a
young man named John Shrayer, from the,
neighborhood of Muncy, was drowned in
the Canal near Liverpool, a few weeks since.
The poetry on our firgt pagb is the
most excellent piodnction of these days. Be
stire to road it three or four times, and then
dream an it.
Ir. Jerseytown, on the 12th inst. by the
Rev. J. H. Rittenhouse, Mr. JOHN WATSON, of
Lycoming co. to Miss LOUISA, daughter of
Mr. John Sterner, at Montour co.
On the 7th of Nov.J 1850, by John Perry,
Esq., Mr. SAMUEL REINBOLD, to Miss ELIZA
BETH Fox, all of Roaring Creek tp., Montour
On the Ist inst, by the Rev. D. Hassinger,
Mr. HENRY HAWK, of Cattawissa Valley, to
Miss RACHAEL, daughter of the late John
Brause, Esq., ot Rush tp.
By the Rev. D. S. Tobias, on the 15th inst.
Mr. WILLIAM HOLME, to Mies SARAH JANE
WAGOXEB, of Hemlock.
THE CIIOLBBA AT KINGSTON, 4000 Dc.vtiii.
—The cholera had abated at Kingston, Ja
maica, having decimated the city, but was
' raging with increased violence in the roun
' try. On one plantation nine out of ten were
' taken off. Over 4000 deaths occurred in
' Kingston alone.
E9' The podulation of Philadelphia city
is 406,000, being an increase of 148,221 in
1 ten yearv, or 57 per cent.
I In Shickshinny valley, on Wednesday, the
27th of November last, Mr. JAMES DODSON,
1. aged 56 years.
II 111 Valley township, on tho 30th ult, WM.
1. B. CHILDS, son of James Childs, Esq., aged
t 1 year, and 8 mouths.
In Valley township, on the 7th instant, af
ter a brief illness, Mrs. MABMINO, at an ad
In Danville, on Saturday tho 14th inst, Ot
J MAKY ELI.EN, daughter of George
! D. anu Mori? Kipp, aged 1 year, 7 months
) and 12 days'.
On the fiOii ult-; DAVID' HALUDAT, son of
! A. G. and Rebtt#* Voris, of DaiWille, aged
about 5 years.
' On the sth inst., E.MMI, slaughter of A, G.
and Rebecca Voris, aged abotii 7 yeaja.
\ Grand Jurors for January TeraT
, Bloom— Caleb Baffor sen., Levi L. Tate.
Briarcreek— MooePbavi* Joseph 11 1
Cattaunsa —Ezra Ellis, Lewis Yetler, Geo
Centre— Daniel Boon.
Fishingcrcek —Philip Appleman, William
Greenwood—} oseph Vanh°rn, John Gray,
Elms Kline, Russel P Welliver
Jackson —Thomas VV. Young'
Madison— Eiroch Fox, Abraham Burton,
MSHTU Pleasant —Philip Kistler, George
Orange— lsaac Hagenbuch, Hiram Bow
Jiuarin^ercck —William Yocum, Daniel
Beaver —Daniel Henninger, John Hoats,
Samuel Fisher, Stephen Lolir, Henry Schall.
Brii)creck —William Boyles, llcnry Traugh
j Henry Deillerioli,
Bloom —Erastus Baiton, John Rohison,
CalLm-issu—Nicholas Harman, Benjamin
Beaver, Reuben Ilohrbach,
Centre —Daniel Neyliard, ——
Fishingcrcek— Cornelius ' Coleman, David
Greenwood— Nathan Oliver, Joseph Patlon,
Henry Kitchen William Roat,
Hemlock— Clark Merrill, Peter Appleman,
Mifihn —States B. M. Yants, John Aten,
Maine— Charles F. Menu.
Mounlpleosant —Andrew R. Jucoby John
Montour— Klias Deitlerich,
Orange —John Snyder Emanuel Lazarus,
Sugarloaf —Josiah Stiles, Moses Yocum,
Nicholas P.Moore, Samuel Kitchen.
To Builders aod Contractors.
The subscriber will receive p oposals for
nulling an additional story upon a two story
brick tavern in Bloomsburg, 60 by 33 feet,
the story to be 10 leet high, and a portion
in front. The materials to bn fount by the
contractor, with the exception of the iron
railing in front of the portico, which the
proprietor will furnish. The work must be
completed in six weeks from the time it is
commenced, and the new roof to bo put
upon the new wall in four days from the
time the old roof is taken off. Plans and
specifications can now be seen at the Hotel
of the subscriber, and proposals will be re
ceived until Saturday the 25th of January
next, when the allotment will be mado
The work i 9 to be commenced in the U. -t
part of May or early part of June
CHARLES H. DCEBLER
. Bloomsburg, Deo. 24th, 1850.-3t.
AG RE AT NATIONAL MQT LRK^
From Stuart's most celebrated Painting
THIS large and roagnifioient Portrait of
Washington, from the buriu of an American
artist, is considered by all who have seen it
to be one of the most beautiful specimens of
art over published, and a correct likeness of
Washington. The size of the plate is eight
een by twenty-eight inches, which will
make a handsome Picture for the Parlor, and
should be in the hands of every American cite
It is a correct copy from Stuart's oelebra
tod original Pain'ing, now at the State house
at Hartfoiu, Connecticut.
It is finely engraved, and printed on supe
rior plato paper. That it ma;- be within tho
means of all, tho publisher has reduced the
price to One Dollar.
All persons remitting the amount may re
ly upon receiving a perfect copy by return of
mail to any part of the United States, clro
fully put up on rollers made for the purpose
(roe of postage.
lisher lf * M 3110rd<JrS P ° #t 1)aIcl ' tQ tho
JOHN S. TAYLOR, Bookseller,
anirpubiiaher, Now Yoik•
®No. aN. Third St,
I Above Callowhill,)
A genera L ASSORTMET OF * A
And Luj'uers of every description i
a funlock of Hyson, Imfmial,
mouchong, Black If Green Teas.
I. K. BHCETZ. T. P. SEJ.TZIR.
J. M. AaMsTflJ-'nt Agent.
THE subscriber, appointed as Sequestra
tor, by the Court of Common Pleas of Col
umbia county, to Sequester the rents and ft
rent or to sell the premises forsuch term,du
ring the life-time of Harris Hartman, as will
be sufficient to satisfy the leins against the
same according to law, does hereby give no
tice, that he will sell at Public Sale, upon tho
premises, on Friday, the 10th day of Janu
ary next, at 12 o'clock m., all the life estates
of Harris Hantaan, in owtwa Tiut of
Land, situate in Maihson township, Colum
bia county, oontaining one hundred acres
more or less, bounded by lands of William:
Johnston, Isaac Lyons, and others, of whioh
about 30 acres is cleared land ; whereon is
erected a one story log dwelling house and;
an old log barn, and a good spring at the
house with the appurtenanoes.
Seizod, taken in execution and to be soli
as tho property of Harris Hern tan
PETER BU.LMEYER, Sequssf,
Bloomsburg, Dec, 20, to.