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THE RAFTSUAI'S JflffRIAL
Wednesday, November 15, 1854.
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PROBABLE WAR WITH FRANCE.
Mr. Soule, Minister of the United States
at the Court of Madrid, has been expelled
from France, in such a maimer as to leave no
doubt of the intention to insult this Republic.
The reasons assigned by the French Minister
to Mr.aIason were as follows :
First The treatment of Mr. Dillon. French
Consul in California.
Second The letter of Mr. Sanders t the
The news produced the most inuii.se excite
ment among the Americans in London, who
without regard to party, expressed their in
If this state of affairs is true, it at once be
comes the duty of our Government to demand
satisfaction for the outrage ; which will doubt
less be the beginning of a war with our an
cient ally. Louis Najioleon has got decid
edly too big for his breeches, and wc doubt
not Brother Jonathan will have to give them a
rip down the back with his jack-knife.
THE RECENT ELECTIONS.
.. The returns from New York arc contradic
tory and nucertain. The contest is close be
tween Seymour, Soft Shell Democrat, and
Clark Whig. The latest footing up places
Clark 300 ahead, with about 20,000 votes nn
heard from. Of the 33 Congressmen elected,
25 arc Whigs, 4 Democrats, 2 Know Nothings,
and 2 Anti-Nebraska Democrats. The Legis
lature is largely Whig, there being 78 Whigs
32 Democrats, and 3 Temperance men.
The Legislature in Xew Jersey is also Whig.
2i Whigs, 20 Democrats 4 Natives, 2
Temperance, and 7 Anti-Monopoly Demo
crats. T . . ...
in .uicnigan ten counties sow a gain over
Scotts vote of 7,100 for Bingham, who, to
gether with the whole independent ticket is
elected. The result is Ant i-Xebraska 'every
where. The ticket is triumphant by a majori
ty of thousands over the whole State.
Poor Frankey Pierce! He'll hae to call
on Mother Partington for a 'suck,' and appro
priate the balance of the ten millions for 'mo
lasses candy.' "Don't cry, Frankey dear, the
ugly brutes don't appreciate vou. You shall
go back to Concord, that's a baby!"
TITE RAILROAD AGAIN.
. If those capitalists and monied men who
have been making such loud professions, and
doing such a vast amount of 'wind work,' de
sire to see our Railroad project prove success
ful, it is time they did something in good earn
est. This miserable drag-along, shilly-shally,
hold-back, bragadocia policy of calling meet
ings, and neglecting to attend them, is only a
draw-back on the enterprise, and will do more
to kill it than the strongest efforts of its most
The Report of the Engineer ought, long ago,
to have been circulated throughout the whole
country, and a temporary organization effec
ted in order to procure the payment of a suf
ficient amouut of stock to obtain the Letters
. Patent. A committee of its friends, ought to
have ere this, visited Philadelphia, and open
ed the books to receive subscriptions. $500
000 will grade the road, and that completed,
the Penna. Railroad Company will be glad of
the opportunity to stock it.
Let the friends of the enterprise, then, go
to work heart and hand, in such a manner that
something can be accomplished. We have
had tall enough, it is time now to act. If we
want a road we must laobr. Providence has
never yet been known to construct a road and
stock it for the accommodation of any portion
of his universe, and if he were asked to do it
for Clearfield, we very much fear, he would
hare to get the map first, to find out in what
part of his dominions we were located. ,
We hare news by last night's mail, from
Boston, that the Know Nothings are sweeping
the City. It is expected that they will elect
41 Representatives, and 6 Senators from Bos
ton. The State, it is beliered will go in the
I tiiiat nv mnv
Since the trial of Dr. Beale, in Philadelphia
for an alleged outrage on the person of Miss
Mudge, while she was under the influence of
ether, in which the jury returned a verdict of
guilty, and recommended him to mercy, the pub
lic journals throughout the country have been
discussing the subject of Jury trials, and al
most unanimously condemn the verdict in
question. It was, to say the least, singularly
inconsistant. If Dr. Beale was guilty of com
mitting a most gross outrage on the person of
a young lady to whom he, had administered
ether for the purpose of extracting a tooth, it
was one of the most heinous and dreadful
crimes in the catalogue, and where, in the
name of lawand justice,were there any grounds
upon which to recommend him to mercy ?
But the secret is easily explained, when we
know that the jury were drunk. On the mo
tion for a new trial, it was conclusively shown,
that they had liquor in their room, that they
behaved in a most boisterous and disreputable
manner, that they got up a sort of menagerie
by imitating lions, tigers, and jack-asses, that
they sung loud,obscene,and absurd songs,such
as '-The Landlady of France," and "We won't
go home till morning," all plainly evincing
their utter unfitness to discharge the duty
committed to them by the Court.
Yet, notwithstanding this scandalous con
duct, and the utter absurdity of their verdict,
there are not wanting those among the con
ductors of country journals who set themselves
up as their especial defenders, and publish
whole columns of legal lore to demonstrate
that their verdict is correct, and that by at
tacking it we will "pave the way for the over
throw of that time honored usage trial by
If it is the duty of the press to denounce
"public wrongs," and to correct public evils,
then we know of nothing more deserving their
withering denunciation than the polution of
the jury room with liquor, and if anything can
destroy this '-'great bulwork of our liberties,"
if any thing can lay it open to the encroach
ments of every secies of corruption, it is by
perverting the judgment and exciting the
brain with the potations of the cup. The con
duct of this jury was most outrageous, even
in an ordinary case, but while deliberating on
one of the most important trials ever brought
before a court, and hesitating whether or not
to send a husband and father for years to a
gloomy cell, it was damnable. The man that
1 could attempt its apology must have a brazen
cheek, and the very efloit proves his indiffer
ence to the purity of the Jury 1kx, and the
sanctity of this mode of trial, the great privi
lege of freemen.
A BANK IN CLEARFIELD.
liunns tne late contest tne most serious
argument used by the Locofocos was, that if
Judge Pollock should be elected, banks and
pajK-r currency would be increased.- Bigler's
election was urged because he was opposed to
chartering new banks. There is at the
present time a notice in our paper, that
a Bank will be applied for during this
winter, by the persons whose names are at
tached, to le located in Clearfield. The sign
era are all Locofocos but two, and some ol them
the very men wno used the above argument !
Now that Pollock is elected, we have a curi
osity to see whether they will have the cool
effrontery to ask his sanction to the establish
ment of a bank in Clearfield.
Wedon tcarc a straw whether there is a
bank or not, as far as wc are concerned indi
vidually, and if it can )c satisfactoiily shown
that it would prove an advantage to the com
munity, we will do all we can to procure its
establishment. But, from the principal mov
eas in the scheme, we doubt very much wL eth
er it would not dwindle down into a misera
ble shave-shop, and prove a curse to the coun
ty. We have observed, during our short life
that banks in country towns, so far from ad
ding to the prosperity of the community, only
serve to put money into the pockets of a few
of the managers, at the expense of the mass
of the people. Their effect is to awaken a
spirit of speculation, which must always re
sult disastrously to the whole community .-
Witness Lewistown and Hollidaysburg, both,
a short time ago, bankrupt in consequence of
these "delightful institutions." The failure
of the Lewistown Bank, not only effected the
whole community to the extent of the notes
in their possession, but caused a general"blow
up" among their principal business men,
which was felt by every citizen of their own
and the adjoining counties.
If we desire these results, then let us have
a bank in Clearfield. But if we wish to pre
serve; not only our credit, but our property,
if we desire to see our business continue
on a sure foundation, and to promote the gen
eral prosperity, then let usjtewarc of a bank.
These are our first impressions, hastily
thrown out, but if, as we said before, it can
be shown that a Bank will prove of general
utility, and be an advantage to our people, we
will at once relinquish our objections, and do
all in ou.- power to secure its establishment.
We are open to conviction.
Wc are glad to see that the Managers have
at last done something towards repairing the
"turnpike" between this and Ciirwensville.
We have no doubt our friends in the upper
end of the county will be delighted to learn
that the "Mississippi sn.gs'r haTe been remor-
ed from the Narrows, and that they can now
journey as far, at least, as the New Bridge, in
comparative safty. The hill this side of that,
however, will require the exercise of all their
caution, and if they succeed in getting safely
over it when the snow and ice come, they
may thank their own lucky stars, and not the
Managers of the Turnpike. It is, indeed, sin
gular that they should leare that hill in such
a condition, and we shall be agreeably surpris
ed if we do not hear, before next spring, of
some poor trareller being precipitated into
the rirer. Come, gentlemen a little attention
to Hoyt's hill, and we'll cry quits.
Sebastopol is still in the possession of the
Russsans. The latest advices show that twen
ty days elapsed between the departure of the
besieging armies from Balaklava, and their
opening fire upon Sebastopol. Both the French
and English had their batteries ready on the
15th. On thelth fire was opened on the
place from land and sea. The bombardment
continued till night. The Russians lost GOO
killed and wounded. Admiral KornilerT was
killed. The Russian fortifications suffered
very little. Russian dispatches say that the
garrison make frequent sorties. When the
mail left Constantinople on the Kith, five
steamers had arrived at Balaklava with men
wounded in repelling a great sortie of 20,000
strong. Generals Ragian and Canrobert had
formally summoned Sebastopol to surrender,
and required woman and childern and sick to
be sent away, and flags to be hoisted upon the
hospitals. On the evening of the 5th, a con
voy of 4,000 Russians succeeded in entering
Sebastopol. The city does not appear to be
yet surrounded, but only on two sides. The
Allies now number 110,00, and 8,000 addi
tional French were rcadv to embark from Mar
seilles on the 21st, and 8000 Turks from Var
na. Letters of the 12th say that the nature of
the ground a foot of earth on solid rock ren
ders scientific approaches impossible; that the
allies have, however, 300 guns battery, and af-
terafewdays fire will attempt to storm the
garrison, which is estimated at 40,000 men,
with plenty of ammunition and supplies. It
is supposed that although the allies should
carry the town, the Russians can make a pro
tracted resistance in Fort Constantine. It is
true that the Russians have sunk eight ships
across the channel, which is 700 yards wide,
and line-of-battle ships, anchored close to the
shore, complete the barricade. Altogether
the prospect of the speedy fall of Sebastopol
is not so favorable to the allies, but neverthe
less intelligence of the victory is expected by
the people in England and France from hour
to hour. Admiral Machimoff who comman
ded at Sinope, is commandant of Sebastopol.
lie has published an address, saying that he
will defend it to the last, and any one is wel
come to shoot him if he don't. Advices from
Constantinople, of the 13th, s;iy that the Rus
sians bad retaken Eupatoria, and that the En
glish garrison of -VtO men had retired with the
loss of one gun. This is denied in the English
Athurs look black between Russia and Aus
tria. A great council of war was held at Vi
enna. I he Jbmneror presided, and Baron Hess
was present.. It is reported that Austria sum-
mons Russia to withdraw from the frontier of
Gallicia. The whole Austrian army was to be
put on a war footing on the 20th. The garri
son of Vienna has orders to be ready for march
at forty-eight hours notice. Russia, meantime,
continues to menace Austria. The Czar has
gone to Warsaw. His eldest son takes com
mand of the Guards. Gen. Kudiger com
mands the Grenadiers, ami Prince Pashkie-
witchCanimandcr-in-Chief of the army of the
West. All are concentrating on the Austrian
frontier. Little doubts are entertained at Vi
enna that, ere long, there will actual hos
The British fleet is to leave the Baltic about
the end of November, returning in squadrons
to Portsmouth, Sheerness, Plymouth and Cork
Five floating batteri es and twenty gun boats,
drawing four feet water each, are building in
England for spring operation. Another Polar
Expedition is to be sent, next spring, to bring I
home the remains of Sir John Franklin's par- J
ty. Dr. Rae will have the command. A gal- I Collapsing he rotten banks all round the coun
vanic apparatus was being constructed at New- I try- Steer clearof Western bogus and wildcat bills,
Castle-on-Tyne to blow up the ships sunk off!
Sebastopol. The amount of the national sub- I
scription of relief of the sick and wounded in I
the Crimea, now exceeds A6,0t0 sterling. A
regiment of women has Iteen organized, as
nurses, and are to be immediately sent to the
hospitals at Scutari.
News from Great Salt Lake City, relative to
the command sent out there under Col. Step-
toe, up to the 30th September, have been re
ceived. The troops arrived in the valley on
the last day of August, and proceeded imme
diately to Tule valley, south of the lake, where
disposition was made of the Quartermaster's
horses and mules, one company of dragoons
being detailed to remain near Tule city. The
remaindei of the command was going into bar
racks in Salt Lake City.
The command, as a general thing, has been
well received by the Mormons. A great jeal
ousy, however, seems to exist towards the offi
cers respecting the wives, daughters and con
cubines of the Saints. A few days after the
arrival of the troops, the people were advised I
and commanded in the Deseret News, the or-
gan of Governor Young, not to allow their fa-
mules to associate with the strangers. The
following Sunday, Orson Hyde called upon
the congregation assembled in the Tabernacle
to "raise the price of grain" on the strangers,
to which the congregation replied "Amen."
In consequence of this move, all the horses I
that can be spared will be sent out to graze in
stead of being stable fed.
There is very little money in circulation in
Salt Lake City. The heavy tithes and the
failure of some crops, have exhausted the re-
sources'of the people, and the only coin in the I
country is in the hands . of the Gentile mcr-
l . 1 lL -1 .1 t a. 1 1 I m. .
cnauis aim me eiuers oi me cnurcn. 1 nis
last summer many families had seceded from
the church and gone into the States. The
system of concubinage has become repulsive
t,n tnfinT wbfi tnpw Tinthincr fha c.'Twir... 1 ; .. I
j .. 0 j.wuua,
in8titution' when they left their homes. As
there is no limit to the President's wives, and
as he is building a new and magnificent harem,
no beautiful young woman is safe from his
glances, so devoted is the Prophet Governor
to "raise up a pure and perfect generation to
Sharp the "Flea Bite."
Out of date our white hat.
.4 woman's ballot box the cradle.
Plenty "shooting matches," and fat turkeys.
In town the 'pizerinctutns.' Who wants to join?
Loir the ink-keg. and the contents of our pock
High the price of floor, and our devil's stand
Troublesome the Indians in Tesas, and the
About the deer hunters from Philadelphia and
Ijoeofocoism the small end of nothing, whittled
down to a point.
Ik totrn the cha with the bellows head piece.
lie's a ' hull team."
Qhrap potatoes in Western Indiana. Only
23 cents per bushel.
Common bank failures in Indiana, and empty
pocket-blooks in Clearfield.
"Will soon be cut to atom Romanism in Ameri
ca, by Jonathan's jack-knife.
Coming tip our list of subscribers. Sound on
the Goose question. G lang John.
Some pnmplitts the little man with the Shang
hai hat. The butchering business must pay.
On our tafJe the '-School Journal" for Novem-
ber. It is full of interesting matter.
Badly "pied"1 politics in New York, and the
matter" on our standing galley.
Aiiti-2?ebraxla. The official majority in Indiana,
in all but three counties, is 12.623.
Over the elections for this month. Massachu
setts brought up the rear' on Tuesday last.
Our thanls to the young lady who gave us the
big apple.' May she soon get a husband
Recommenced the Oyster war in Maryland. Po-
komokeand Xantikoke are in arms!
Big- rafts those spoken of by Victor Hugo, in
the article on our first page, entitled 'Monster Rafts.
To married in it. Never flatter, caress or scold
your wile oetore otner people, especially srrangers.
Rith that '"petticoat" discussion up street the
other night. Let her flicker, ladies, she's all
Scarce kindling materials. Wbat subscriber
will bring us a load of 'pitch pine? Don t all
speatc at once.
Ready for needing our sidewalks. They are
ploughed deep enough to produce a fino crop.
Root hog, or die."
Tight the money market, and the fellow who
was tryi ng to lay out a worm fence on the board
Rallied the price the Jrffersnman to l.."0 in ad-
vonce. 1 here are more papers that win nave to
do likewise, or go down
Delightful honfymoon . A man has been ar
raigned in Detroit for whipping his wife the see
ond day after marriage.
Coming Jack Frost, and sleigh-rides with the
"vidders." Squashes, pumpkins, and molssses-
enndy, wont we be '" " then ?
Wholexnle. As faras heard from (seven districts.)
all the Congressmen elected in Illinois are Anti
Nebraska men. Alas! poor Douglass !
The. Saturday Evening jWail edited lv G. U
Graham, comes to us in a new form, and much ira
proved. It is an excellent family newspaper.
Up in the figures our terms. Couldn't help it
Empty flour-barrel, empty ink keg, empty paste-
cup, empty coal house, and empty purse!
Unuouular Soule. our minister to Spain. The
Spaniards are clamoring loudly forhis recall. Such
a hot-headed bully ought never to have been sent
Cold the weather, and our office. If Joseph
don't want a 'dig in the ribs,' he'd better come and
putthose boards up. We're getting sort a 'snappish.'
Good Sentiment. People go according to their
brains. If these lie in their head they study; if in
tne stomach, they eat ; if in theirhecls, they dance.
an(l a'1 sorts of shin plasters. Squally times
Repealed the usury laws of Great Britian. We
think it wouldn't be a bad idea for I'ennsyvaniato
follow the example. Our present system is a nui
sance and a curse.
Can't quit the Locofoco papers blackguarding
the "Know Nothings." We hope they'll keep it up
till the next election. Go it boys. Wallop them
Unsuccessful the young lady who was trying to
catch a husband the other night, and only succeed-
ed in 'catching' a bad cold. Tr3 it again, my
dear, better luck next time.
Badly licked' the Locofocos in Ohio. The v car
ried only five counties in the State. They are ef
fectually skinned, slaughtered, dead, and buried
emphatically "used up."
Getting customary to send gold dollars, instead
of cakes, with wedding notices. Shouldn't wonder
if gome of our young friends would take the hint.
Send them on, we're "strapped."
Ra ftsman' Journal one of the most interest
ing and spiey papers in the State. Flea Bite.
Thank you. Fleas are scarce in this region
nothing but -bed-bugs.' or we would 'bite' in return.
Xet Restaurant. Charles Greaff has opened a
new restaurant in the basement of Hemphill's Ho-
I. where all lovers if good oysters, sardines, etc
will be cheerfully accommodated. Give him a call,
Rnssia belli nil. If the Czar could walk into
Turlcj as we did at dinner last Sunday, poor Omar
Pacba would find himself in an ugly predicament.
He'd be where Jonah was when he swallowed the
Ki'fl the efforts of some of our friends to pro
cure us new subscribers, at our increased rates.
We are glad the movement is properly understood.
The price was entirely too low in the first place
We ean now afford to labor.
Fancy the new '-harness" of our friend "every
time." O lad to see. he's prospering since the fa-
rorable result of the election. He deserves it for
his brilliant speech in the wagon coming down from
Curwensrille. He's a sound egg "about this time
Withdrawn from the church Adjutant General
Geo- W. Bowman, editor of the Bedford Gazette,
aud Locofoco gag-pipe. We hare no doubt the
m. , - . i ... . i . i - ...
Meuw" irienus win manic me toru lor aeliver-
ing them of such a mass of moral putrefaction,
- . ... ,. , , , .
an art,cl ,n Demoeratte Paper," headed -The
Conviction of Dr. Beale." Its editors must have
been studying law lately. We recommend it, for
perusal, to the District Attcrnev.
ITEMARIAIT. " '
Make few promises. . r
Live up to your engagements. .
. The best punishment is kindness.
' The Mormons are said to number 150,-
000 in England and this country.
The Chief Justice of Victoria, Australia
comes out strong for the Maine Liquor Law.
Byron says the truest way to pro
nounce Polish names, is to sneefce three
times, and say ski.
An iron theatre, ninety feet by forty,
to be transiortcd to Australia, is being built
in Manchester, England.
The venerable widow ot Alexander
Hamilton, now 06 years of age, -is said to be
dangerously ill in Washington.
The whipping-post is still inuseinCov-
ington, Ky. Lawrence Hunt was publicly whip
ped in that place last week for stealing caps.
It apj tears from a Paris correspondent-'
"that Martin Van Buren is really writing his
life, having already written enough to make
several goodly chapters."
Aristotle, on being censured for be
stowing alms on a bad man, made the follow
ing noble reply : "I did not give it to the
man, I gave it to humanity."
Among the passengers by the Africa,
from Liverpool, were the wife and daughter
of the Rev. Dr. Jonas King, the well known
Missionary at Athens, Greece.
A Bear, having a chain around his neck,
and supposed to have escaped fiom some mena
girie, was captured last Tuesday, in the woods
between Frankford and Bustleton.
It is stated that Worcester has in prep-
a ration anew unabridged dictionary, which will
contain upwards of ten thousand word not to
be found in any other work of the kind.
The homely phraze, 'Root, hog or die,'
is now tendered as follows Penetrate tht.
soul, my porcine friend, or early expect an
obituary notice on your untimely demise.
A man's own conscience is his sole tri
bunal, and he should care no mote for that
phantom 'opinion,' than he should fear meet ing
a ghost if he crossed the church-yard at dark.
The King of Prussia has ordered a mar
ble tablet, with golden letters, to be raised over
the spot where the first soldier fell in the revo
lution of 1848. This insulting proceeding caused
acommotion,and several persons were arrested.
The editor of the Morning Advocate of
Racine, Wis., says he has "been requested to
call attention to the dangerous and reprehen
sible practice which is at present so uncere
moniously indulged in by the boys of all ages,
of shootting quails in the streetsof that city!"
'I beheld,' says Mr. Eton, in his 'Sur
vey of the Turkish Empire,- 'the expulsion of
75,000 Greek Christians from the Crimea by
the Russians, nearly the whole of whom, ex
hausted by fatigue, worn out by hunger and
privation, erished on the barren steppe for
merly inhabited by the Nogay Tartars.'
Gen. Cass, in a recent speech at Chica
go, said "the right to forbid slavery, concedes
the right of government to establish it."
Then we suppose the right to forbid murder,
robbery, arson and other crimes concede the
right to csablish them, by authority of law.
Poor logic that for the veteran of Michigan!
in ui i iic Aw ion iMiUe rnsons
A. I . .
mere were recently i.i'Z men convicted of
crimes, and sentenced to various periods of
imprisonment as a punishment. Among these
there are 571 who use tobacco; 559 are in the
habit of profane swearing ; 391 were without
any employment when arrested ; and G09 used
strong drink habitually
A desperate and bloody affray occurred
on board the steamer City of Richmond, on her
last trip from Philadelphia to Norfolk.
Cause a body of United States seamen, got
drunk, uproarious, and finally pugnacious.
Result one man was almost cut to pieces
and his antagonist secured. The wounded
man was not expected to survive.
There are about 3000 Negroes entitled
to vote in New York city under the provision
of the State Constitution, which requires a
colored man to have been three years a citi
zen, and possessed of freehold estate of the
value of $250 over and above all debts and
incumbcrances charged thereon, and upon
which a tax shall have been paid.
In Washington on Sunday evening, a
parry of disorderly iersons were arrested by
the police and guards, and taken to the guard
house. The wife of one of the party came to
the Captain of the Guard, and paid the fine
and costs for one man, not her husband, and
let her spouse remain the entire night in the
cell and go to the farm in the mornin.
We learn that the "National Cadets,"
of Shippensburg, and the "National Guard,"
of Newville, are making arrangements to be in
attendance at the inauguration of Govenor
Pollock. The first named company will beac
companied by the V alley Sax Band. " The
indications are, that the military display on
inauguration day will exceed anything of the
kind ever witnessed in Harrisburg.
If you don't want to fall in love, keep
away from calico. You can no more play with
girls without losing your heart, than you can
at roulette without losing your money. As
Dobbs rery justly observes, the heartstrings of
a woman like the tendrils of a Tine are al
ways reaching out after" more to cling to. The
consequence is, before you are going, you are
gone like a one-legged store at a street auction.
An exchange remarks s Democratic ed
itors and their correspondents seem to hare a
great horror of secret political societies ; yet
they nerer write against that political ecclesi
astical secret association, called the Order of
Jesus, or Jesuits, whose political intrigues
and blasting influence hare been felt for cen
turies in erery country in Europe, and whose
poison is now being distilled info American
1 politics and institutions.
C0BBESP0NDENCE OF THE JOURNAL.
PlIllADELPllIA, Nov. 11, 1851-
H. B. Swoope, Esq., Dear sir Gov. Big
ler has made a flaming speech at Washington
City, by way of encouragement aud support
of his desponding friend Pierce on the disas
trous results of the Penna. election, forciNy
reminding one of the language supposed to be
placed by Milton in the month of a fallen An
gel, who, when lie looked up and lieheld the
never to be attained height from which he had
been ingloriously burled, impudently exclaim
ed "though vanquished not dismayed." . The
Governor says the motives of his friend Pierce
and himself have not leeii impugned ; reallv
his Excellency could not have read the papers,
or perhaps he had been taking "Ether" or la
boring under some singular, and inexplicable
hallucination of mind. Their motives have
not been impugned!" Well done Gov. Big
Ier ! Truly you do still possess the same hap
py faculty, that characterized your escape
from a fulfilment of your pretended Anti
Bank principles you die hard. But do you.
really flatter yourself that yoiircounectioii
with contracts, leases, sales, bank charters, &c,
was not properly appreciated by the people f
If you doubt, ask uncle Jakey, Pud Rice, or
the deposit bank.
Touching the election of a U. S. Senator,
Ierhaps there is not connected with our Gov
ernment, a more inqKirtant and dignified sta
tion, or one requiring greater ability, integ
rity, and fidelity. That it is an important and
commanding position seems to Ik pretty well
understood by some who have visited us re
cently, accompanied by their corporals, toadv
and drrll sergeants from all parts of the State.
Among them is a "General" of great political
celebrify, who it is said visited the City of
Washington during the pendency of the Ne-
j braska iniquity, to assist in its passage, ud
.. . -- ........... .. iuuaiivns VI IIIC i.UtU-
foco press for his voluntary aid to Pierce aa.l
Douglass ; and he continued the friend of Bi
gler and Pierce up to the time the votes were
counted otl and Judge Pollock's election de
cided beyond a doubt, yet bis friends are
striving to secure bis election by the aid of
the votes of Judge Pollock's friends in the
Legislature. Truly he would make a proper
representative of the sentiments of the people
who harp condemned Bigler and Pierce by
majority of nearly FORTY THOUSAND
But the friends "f the incoming Adminis
tration aro awake to the- necessity arvl iip.r
tance cf having ni able, true, and proved
friend of Judge Pollock, and the p-ople.
elected to the V. S. Senate, and h:ive conse
quently, with unusual unanimity turned their
hopes towards Centre County's gifted son
Col. A. G. Ci ktiv. His gallant conduct in
the late campaign, bis acknowledged ability,
high integrity, and undoubted fidelity, point
to him as the man for the position. Old poli
tical hacks are repudiated, and their thread
bare claims will receive about as much atten
tion as is usually In-stowed on old mendicants
whose st.ile tricks to excite sympathy induce
The "independent" Ledger has had another
dutch tit, they call them "gruiid," or grunt
fits here. They have followed each other in
quick succession since the June election, but
are not deemed fatal. Th Lodger is really
shocked at the absence of attention bv our
citizens to Judge CamjdK-ll during his late
semi-official-politico visit to this City, and
New York, under the pretence of purchasing
property for a U. States Post office, and which
arrangment every body Itelievvs f o have leen cut
and dried long ago Itetween the Judge and bin
Pets. The inattention to the Post Master
General, however mortifying to the Ledger
and its clique who forced him upon the coun
try, shows conclusively that his fellow citizent
here have little confidence in his integrity, or
the pretended object of his visit-
L. M. X.
COL. A. G. Cl'RTIX.
We are pleased to see that our friend Col.
Ci'RTix, is a general favorite, and are more
than ever satisfied that his prospects are
brighter than those of any other candidate for
the L". S. Senate. We sincerely tioc he may
be elected. The "Muncy Luminary" speaks
of him as follows :
Wc believe at this time no man in Pennsyl
vania occupies a more enviable josition than
the noble and gifted Curtin. During our re
cent visit to Philadelphia, wc had the pleasure
of meeting many old associates from different
parts of the State, and of forming new ac
quaintances, and we are glad to find that a
large proportion of those with whom we came
in contact, were the warm friends of Col. Cur
tin, giving unmistakable evidence that what
ever may be the result of the contest iu the Le
gislature, the people are for Curtin. To giro
some idea of the state of public sentiment in
other parts of the State, we copy the follow
ing from the Eric Constitution, and cordially
endorse the sentiment of the extract :
"Not the least important feature in the tri
umph of the people, and the principles of mo
rality and freedom achieved at the late elec
tion "in the choice made of that distinguished
statesman, patriot, and honest man, James
Pollock, to preside over the destinies of this
glorious old Commonwealth, is the election of
a Whig and anti-Nebraska Legislature thus
scouring a U. S. Senator devoted to the cause
of freedom and the sanctity of compromise?.
Manr men of the right principles are to be
found on the soil of Pennsylvania, who are
eminently qualified for that station, but in our
opinion, no one combines in an equal degree,
all the requisitequalifications to the extent that
does that able, eloquent and true A. G. Curtin,
of Centre. Whigs, anti-Nebraska men. and
those opposed to any farther enlargement of the
area of human bondage "Young America,'
rally around the standard of the man to whom
more than any other living, you are indebted
for the glorious victory which crowned your
patriotic exertions in the late election-"
Lajjcabter. Pa. A small frame house, be
longing to Samuel B. Heise, Esq., situated on
the Marietta turnpike, back of the basin, was
burned down on Saturday afternoon of last
week...... J. Hunter, colored, was stabbed iu
the side, in an affray, by his son-in-law, (name
not known,) on Saturday night of last week,
at a raffling match on Tow Hill. The wound
is externally, about two incnes long, and cau
sed the entrails to protrude.