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From iht SMt Capitol Gazelle,
Tn the remarks which we mads on the subject of
ihe State Deht, published in Tmr Issl paper bin one,
we adverted to the Tact that Governor Porter hid
not incurred fl ONE DOLLAR OF DEBT
FOR Oil ON ACCOUNT OF ANY NEW
PUBLIC WORK Dcommenccd during hi Ad
ministration. Thif fact remain uncontradicted,
for ilie simple reason that it is STRICTLY TRUE I
We intend, in continuation of our former re
marks, to prove, hy the best of all evidence, to wit,
an extract from the 9th section of the Act of 1 3th
I'ebiuary, 1836, rcchartering the Bank of the Uni
ted States, that (ho amount of the State Debt could
nut at this lime have exceeded the total that it was
u hen Governor Wolf retired from office, but for
tlie fully and madn of Joseph Ritner. The 9th
(Section of Ikaj Act contains the following words :
"It shall be' the duty of the Canal Commissioners
to put under contract, not less than twenty miles
nor mora than forty miles of the North Branch di
vision of lire Pennsylvania Canal duriug the ensu
ing 'year, commencing at or near the New York
tateiine, towards which the sum of one bundled
mid City thousand dollars is hereby specifically ap
propriated. And the said Canal Commissioners,
are hereby directed to put under contract, not leas
'than thirty-six nor more than sixty miles of the
Pennsylvania canal, extending the same by canal
or Mark water, towards the harbor of Erie, from
sisrh point or points as will best advance the inter
estsoffhe State, having due regard to distance,
lockage, tost, andcommctcial interest. Provided,
'I'd t no part of said distance is on the Ohio or Alle
gheny rivers towards the completion of which,
the sum of two hnndred thousand dollars is hereby
specifically appropriated. And the said Canal
Commissioners are hereby further authorircd and
required, without delay, to survey and locate the
most advantageous line for a railroad, from the bor
ough of Gettysburg, to cross the route of the Balti
m.ire and Ohio railroad, atid connect with the
' Chesapeake and Ohio Canal at some point in the
tate of Maryland, at or West of Willismsport, and
t.i put under contract, not less than twenty nor more
lhan thirty miles thereof, towarJs which two bun
died thousand dollars ia hereby specifically appro
priated. Provided, That no 6Uch contract shall be
entered into, unless the Baltimore and Ohio railroad
company shall have consented to a satisfactory con
nexion of their road with that hereby authorized,
mid the said Canal Commissioners are hereby re
quired to cause to be surveyed by competent en
gineer, the route of canal and slack water naviga
tion, from the head of the West Branch Division
!-j the Allegheny river.
Here, then, was the first appropriation made to
w aids the commencement of the Erie Extension,
the North Branch and West Branch Canals, (the
latter suspended the first session after Governor
I'nrter came into office,) and the Gettysburg Rail
load, alias Tapeworm, Governor Porter placed
ii veto on the Gettysburg railfcad, and stopped
.vasie of public money in that quarter. The
Wisconi.ro feeder was placed under contract by
virtue of an act of Assembly passed 14th April,
1 8.iti, approved by Joseph Riflier.
The only public works now onlr contract, or
that have- been in progress of completion since
Cov. Porter's time, are the North Branch Exten
sion, Erie Extension, and Wicouisco Feeder, all of
.Inch were put under contract by Ritner and his
'.'anal Commissioner long before they were rejec
ted by the people ond expelled from office by a
i nhering of the patriotic freemen of this common
vtallh in defiance of "Buckshot anJ Ball."
Farmers do you now understand tho "astounding
:.k'ts" with regard to the why and wherefore of the
in reuse of the public debt!
Do you not now understand that but for the
passage of the act rochartering the Bank of the
United flutes, no publie work, of any kind would
have been commenced, whereby the Slate has been
run iu debt some millions of dollars 1
Do you not now understand that Governor Por
ii r had uo band, lot, or part in cresting or causing
lo be created one dollar of the immense State debt
incurred over and above what it wua when Gover
nor Wolf retired from office ; but on the contrary
. y hi repealed exercise of the veto power, has re
luceJ the amount of debt incurred by Ritner and
ritwts upwards of ten million !
Do you not understand the gror-s deception
attempted to be practised Upon you by the slate
ment published in a number of the federal papers,
barging to Governor Porter's account the debt in
curred by Ritner, under the authority of the in
i'luitous Uuitod Suites Bar.k actl
We know you do ; and we know further, you
understand that, notwithstanding Governor Ritner
received upwards of six millions one hundred thou
sand dollars in rash, on account of surplus icvenue,
and for bank charter, instead of diminishing the
'ijte debt to that amount thus reducing it to 19
millions, be increased it upwards of five millions,
mid bid farewell lo the office lie proved him I!
o incompetent lo manage, by announcing to the
legislature that "it had come lo pans notwithstan
ling a succession of circumstances the MOST
FORTUNATE, and of RECEIPTS THE MOST
AMPLE, and unexjiected, ihe commonwealth is
left without means to CONTINUE HER OWN
WORKS, and REDEEM HER OWN
FAITH ! ! ! "
Understanding all this, we ak you, what decree
uV credit can you, or will you, atuch lo ths state
ments of the fcdeialisla.tin any particular whatever,
ben in the face of the record ibey have had ihe
audacity to charge Governor PORTER'S adininu
I'ution with (he debts coutrscttd by 'their own
tviaeacre of a Governor 1
On the contiary, if in a matter so notorious lo
you sll, as to when, why, ia what way, and by
whom, the pubjicdebt has been increased, bare
faced UUhood has been ushered forth, -in matters
susceptible of explanation, are the Fcdoral rdi
is entitled U ll east degree of c relit ! We
-iioulJ say not, confident that your opinion will
i with us.
Ths Ahnnilsnre In the West.
The following, from the Buffalo Advertiser, wilt
give our readers some ides of the abundance Of the
crop in the country bordering on the great lakes i
A gentleman who has for a great number of years
bem largely engiticj in the forwarding btninets on
the canal and lakes, had occasion a short time since
to go to Chicago. On the steamboat he fell in with
a Chicago man, who appeared by no means in
clined lo dispsr igit the bu incus and prospects of his
town, Among other thing, he said that between
the close of navigation this season and its opening
next spring, no Us than three hundred thousand
bushels i.f wheal would be received and stored at
Chicago alone. This seemed ao incredil le that it
was received with a strong expression of disbelief,
and the conversation at last ended ill the making
a bet of $500, that tho Chicago man's statement
would not prove true. On arriving at that port,
our forwarding friend mentioned the matter to his
agents and correspondents there, who assured him
that according to their lies! information, the amount
of wheat in store at Chicago next spring, would nol
fall short of four hundred thousand bushels, and the
upshot of (he matter was, he backed straight oul of
We learn that wheat is brought into Chicago
from a distance of 150 miles, and the procession of
teams a they come in, lo an eastern man, is a ve
ry novel and interesting sight. The wheat it car
ried in large wagons called "Prsirie schooners."
Each caravan, for from the various sections of the
country, they go in numbers sufficiently large lo be
entitled to that appellation has its captain.
They camp out nights, and each man carries
food for himself and team, so that a fortnight's jour
ney is made at little or no expense, save that ol
lime. On arriving at the suburbs cl the town, the
captain goes in with a sample of his giain. A bar
gain is made for Ihe whole brought by the caravan
and Ihe next day, with the money in his pockets, or
in goods for his family, each countryman is winding
his way homeward.
At Michigan City and other principal towns on
Lnke Michigan, the same scene is daily exhibited.
An immense amount of surplus produce is already
accumulated at ports on the lake, but not a bushel
comparatively will reach the eastern market this
season. The price of flour there will be ruled by
the supply furnished by ihe eastern states and Ohio.
Are not Ihe eastern people directly interested in so
improving tho harbors of Lake Michigan, that the
products of the upper lake country shall not, as
now, be necessarily kept back from market !
Gnlveston, Houston and Matagonla continue
quite healthy in the latter place, the Gazelle aay,
not a single death has occured this summer.
The Houston Telegraph has learned that colo
ny, already numbering one hundred and fifty famil
ies, is organizing in Philadelphia, for the purpose
of emigrating to Texas, to leave that city on or a-
bout the 1st of November. They itttend to settle
in one neighborhood.
The all-absorbing question is Ihe Presidential
election, which came off on the fith inst. Judging
from the general tone of ihe Press, we feel confi
dent of the success of Gen. Six, Hocstox.
On the 23d a street fight occured between Capt.
Bf.rsett and Col. O'Briar with sticks and pis
tols. The parties were brought before his honor
the Rocorder and fined ?25 and costs, Texas
Promissory Notes, and the matter made up between
Eggs are selling for fifty cents per dozen. .
The folks are becoming temperate, or money is
getting scarce, as there is hardly a bar-room iu the
city making excnses.
Politeness sind Hospitality I
t see friendship, love, common sense and com
mon honesty sacrificed every hour lo what Is called
politeness. I aee women every day oul of respect,
as they say, lo their husbands tricked out with
better dress, with better looks, and with better hu
mor lo receive stranger than to receive a husband
the rogues persuading the good, easy fool, when
ihey give other men a cleaner table cloth and a
heller dinner, lhat they do it oul of respect for him !
Abominable ! They treat the lord of their affec
lions, Ihe partner of their bed, the father of their
children, worse than any other rjian t Ihey do in
deed there's no denying it.
"Tis all a wicked, profligate, cold-hearted lie, and
they know it. They call it hospitality ! Worse
and worse ! Hospitality is not ostentation hos
pitality is simple and sincere. No, they want lo
please a stranger t to deceive him even for an
hou; to appear belter oil' in the world, richer and
more comfortable than they really are. They are
secretly tired of home of that plain, quite, com
fortable, beautiful decency which makes home so
dear lo man.
Such women are sure to be alula and hypocrites,
just in proportion to the dilTerence they make be
tween their household and the world the stranger
and their husband. They go slipshod about the
house, their caps, on one side, their hair flying loose,
and themselves fitter for horse po"hd than a mar
riage bed or dinner table, until mercy to their hus
band some stranger knocks, at the door.
"Oh ! but if you ask a man to dino with you,
you must give him something better than pork and
"Not if I eat pork and beans myself,"
"But he'll be ollendcd."
"Let him. He's a fool if he expects to lie trea
ted at my own house, by my own wife, belter than
myself. " Southern Literary Mcstcngcr.
A xtw Limp Oil. It is said that the excellent
lump oil can be extracted from Indian corn, of a bet
ter quality than a large proportion of the real arti
cle, and less expensive. The matter should be
tested. If such csn be done, the immense crops of
corn which grow almost spontaneous in the west
ern Slates, may lie turned to profitable account.
The whole world could be supplied with oil in this
way. The farmers would find a better market for
Iheir supplies of corn the practice of manufacturing
whiskey from it, would be discouraged, and the
means always placed within the reach of the peo
pie of suplying themselves with light at a cheap rate.
And how grateful ihe whales would be with auch
an arrangement! Wouldn't Ihey spout eloquent
ly in praise of the benefactors! Louitvillt Ken
Brakdi Explosion. W learn from the Nash
ville Union, lhat serious accident occurred at the
residence of Spencer Buford, Esq., in Williamson
county. Some negroes were aent into the cellar to
stop leak in a barrel of biandy, and in searching
for it, the flame of the eaadle came in contact with
ihe spirit, and occasioned an explosion, which killed
five of the negroes: three died in a few hours, and
the other two lingered about day. The fire com
municated to the house, but waa soon extinguished
by smothering it with some green tobacco leaves on
Grkat Hii'L. The Newport Rhode Inlander
of the lClh inst. snys over 300 Sea Bass were laken
in a seine at one haul, on a beach at the south end
of lhat Island the night previous : some of them
weighed CO lbs. each, and the valuo of the whole
was over $ 100. This is the large! haul ever known
There were about 150 killed, which, on an average,
would be worth about 3 each, making the aggre
gate value of the whales 460.
Saturday, Septctnhrr 25, 1841,
Ucii. DAVID It. POIITCK.
Da ll II. Montgomery.
Gr.x. HENRY FRICK.
The question pending before ihe Democracy of
this county i not whether David B. Montgomery
or John McKinney shall represent us in Ihe next
legislature, qut whether a few disappointed friends
of Jesse C. Horton shall be permitted lo divide the
portion of the party living in the forks, and thus
secure lha election of Gen. Frick. On the east side
of the river the efforts of these men can effect no
thing. We repeat, lhat McKinney in this part of
the county will not receive one hundred votes. We
ask the democrats of the fork to pause, then, be
fore they ore instrumental in electing a whig, an
enemy of Gov. Porter, and an opponent to democrat
lie measures. The next session of the legislature
will tie important and probably decisive of the as
cendency or downfall of Ihe Democratic party. The
state is to bo districted for the election of members
of Congress, under the late census. We have
heard that the whigs have it in contemplation, if
they obtain a majority in both houses, to divide the
state into four or five districts, and by the same
kind of gerymandering which they used in forming
our Senatorial districts, and by which they now
contrive to keep majority in our State Senite,
they will elect a majority of our members of Con
gress for the next ten years. The election of a
hig from this county, may enable the whigs to
ffect this object. We again ask every democrat
who has the welfare of his party and hi country at
heart, to pause before he lends himself to such a
fiofl Soap. A young gentleman of our acqua'ui
lance, a few day since, sent a young lady a pill
box filled with soft soap, in return for some extra,
vsgant compliment received by bim the evening
previou. This we call paying in A'lWwith a ven
geance. Dixon H. Lewis, who separated Wise and Stan
ley, the congressional combatant is the most con
spicuous man in the House; He weighs 480 lbs.
When we saw him in his teat, a fow years since,
we thought his body protruded at least a foot beyond
cither side of his desk.
Mr. Badger, ihe late Secretary of the Navy, has1
also published his reason for resigning.
Nine persons have been arrested at Philadelphia1
for passing counterfeit notes, on the West Branch
Bank at Willismsport.
Mr, Crittenden, it is said, will bo appointed to
fill Ihe place made vacant by Judge Mclcan, on
the bench of the U. S. 8upre me Court.
The Merchanta' Exchange at New Orleans wa
struck by lightning. Damages, $5,000.
In another page of our pajicr we give an ac
count of a serious accident lhat occurred at Balti
more, by which Gen. Simon Cameron and Mr.
Dougherty were very much injured by tho pressure
vof a rail road car. Mr. Dougherty, who it was
thought would not recover, ia getting much better.
Gen. Cameron has, we understand, entirely reco
fXjr We have frequently bad occasion to remark
that rail roads of ascending gradea could never com
pete with those constructed on a level, or what is
better, a descending grade. The entire line of rail
road from the Shamokin mines lo this place is of a
From Ihe following calculation which we copy
from the Pennsylvania Intelligencer, it will be seen
thot on an ascending grade of only 30 feet pel mile,
locomotive is capable of performing only half a
much as on a level, and over a grade of 00 feet per
mile,, but little more than a fourth :
"The great superiority of a rail road having no
ascending grades, but descending all the distance
from the mines lo the market, like the Reading Rail
road, may be seen by tho capacity of a locomotive
weighing 1 1 tons, and working under her power,
can carry easily, at an average speed of 10 miles
per hour, over the following grades.
Heavier cnginesjwould haul greater loads.
Level 83 cars 3 ton each, nett frt. 250 tone
Person who are not assessed, should attend
to it without delay. The ten days before the elec
lion will soon be here, after which, it will be too
The news by the late ai rivals from England,
is not of much interest, unless it is the more favor
able account of the crops in that country, which
has caused a decline in the price of grain. The
views of the English Ministry, in relation to the
McLeod affair, are altogether pacific.
j Graham' Magazine for October haa been
received. It is a beautiful number, haudsomly cm-
ebllished by engravings from the best artists in the
country. The proprietors have spared no expense
in making this periodical interesting and Useful.
FVwtunatc Recovery of Money-.
It will be recollected, that a lew months since,
Messrs. Maiie& Dccopet, brokers in Wall street,
New York, were robbed by a young man, a clerk
of theirs, whom they had sent lo ihe bank for nine
thousand dollars. It appears from the New Yoik
Express, that the young man fled lo Qui bee, where
he took passage for England. By a letter sent to a
relative this fact was disclosed. One of the parlies
interested immediately took passage in a steamer,
and, as we are informed, arrived in England just in
time lo be on the spot when the young swindler
reached the poll of his destination. On being ar
rested he disgorged eight thousand seven hundred
of his ill-gotten treasure, having disposed of three
hundred dolUts. The party who went in pursuit
relumed in the Great Western, Phil. Gazette.
OoTSiOE amd Homicide. About the 7lh in
s'ant, some altercation occurred between Captain
John McKcIvy of Perry county, and Capt. Hy,
Waltera of Juniata county, whilo Ihe boat com
manded by the latter was passing the Duncan's I-
slanJ lock, in this cuunty. During the dispute a
person of some notoriety in that section of ihe coun
try, named Bill Rupgles, came up where they were
standing and commenced an attack on Mr. Wallers,
and before he was removed through the effort of the
by-slanders, he slabbed Mr. Wallets fourteen times
in the side. Some days after this occurred we un
dcrstaud that Esquiie Cmpenter took Ihe deathbed
examination of Mr Wallers, and thai on Sun Jay last
Ihe unfortunate man died of Ihe wuunds he had le
ceived. Rugbies remained for ssverul days iu the
neighborhood, but made his escape before the death
oi Mr. Wulteis, and cannot now be discovered. It is
to be legrelted that ibis outiage cannot be made the
suhjecl of judicial investigation, as Ruggles is
know n as an old oili iidcr, and has not been six
months out of the tiute Petiileutiary .llarritburg
Laihei,' Lira Paxscavras. A friend of ours
makes a suggestion which may be considered by
some of our fair leaders as a little impertinent
He suggest! that their liuntLs, Tourimret,or Bish
ops, be made ol India-rubber, and inflated as the or.
diuary life-preservers are, and, ihua being always
provided, ibey will be m no danger. If thia sug
gestion is approved, w suppose that heiealier we
may be able lo estimate ihe car which each latly
lakes of herself by the diinsnaioiu of bee lif-pr-
kcivei. jV. 1, Jiiouue.
A Great Fault. Isaac Hill, in his discourse
on the mountains of New England, mentions ihe
"I know a family of sons and daughters born up
on the side of the Mooschillork, which mounts near
ly five thousand feet alove the ocean, thirteen of
whom averaged more than six feet each in height ;
and this family had repeatedly turned oul its three
thousand pounds of nmple sugar annually, made at
lhat season when farmers who have uo sugar trees
are lying on their oars."
Books. According to Professor Park, tho total
number of the ilitl'ercnt books printed, down to tho
picsent date, is estimated at l,OuO,000 vulumisin
the German language, H00.000 in French, 600,000
in English, (including twenty-five thousand Amer
ican,) and (iuO.uiiO in all oilier languages making
a total of 3.000,000 different volumes, or say 2,-
000,000 dill'erent work. Allowing only 1200 co-
pie of each walk lo have been printed, and suppo-
ng all the volume to be an average eizc, ihey
would form a solid pile, larger lhan the largest Egy p-
tian pyramid, although it is 500 feet high and DUO
feet square at the base, covering 1 1 acre of ground
The annual number of new publications in Germa
ny is said to be 7000 in France it is piobably 5000
in Great Britain 3000 and in Ihe United Stales
about 500 worka or 700 volumes, of which about
three-fifths are oiiginal Amuiicait productions.
ry- The following is the section of the Revenue
Bill lately passed, thai imposes a duty on rail road
iron, after a limited time:
"Sep. 5. And lie it further enacted. That the act
entitled 'An act to release from duty, iron prepared
for, and actually laid on railways or inclined plane
approved fourteenth of July, eighteen hundred and
Ihirly-two, lie and the same is heieby, repealed ; and
there shall be laid, collected, and paid on such iron
hereafter imported a duty of twenty per centum a
valorem ; Provided, That such repeal shall not
operate, nor shall such duties be imposed on an;
railroad iron which shall be imported under the
provisions of the said act prior lo tho third day of
March, eighteen hundred and forty-three, and lai
down on any railroad or indued plane, of which the
construction has been already commenced, and
which shall be necessary to complete the same."
FOR THS AXXBlCAIf.
UrrR Mahorov, Sept. 9, 1841.
I, the undersigned, do hereby certify that David
B. Montgomery ha never electioneered with met
for himself, but said I should go for McKinney, and
do all for him in my power ; lhat he was a very
clever man, and he would like to see him nominated!
I have aaid lo several persons that Montgomery
was a candidate, and so I say yet, but I did not un
derstand he was a candidate for the Assembly.
Montgomery asked me if I would not be a candi
date for Commissioner next fall, and I might have
misunderstood him about his being a candidate, as
he told me I might injure myself if I said to much
against McKinney. Mr. Montgomery and myself
talked about this at Sunbury. I never saw h ira in
this section of the country until after the nomina
tion. Mr. McKinney, I think, can do nothing a-
mong the democrats in Mahonoy townships. I do
not believe that Montgomery ever used any intriguo
against McKinney. JOHN MALLICK.
10 ft. ascent CO
30 - 40
On a descending giade such a locomotive will
haul a much larger load.
The Stockton and Darlington Railroad in Eng
land, is a coal railroad of 25 miles in length, and
haa the drawback of ascending grades of 50 feet
The loada, therefore, are but 65 tons each, and three
trips are made each day, each engine conveying
from the minea to ihe seaboard 195 tons each day
The charge for freight and toll on each Ion is only
50 cents, and yet it makes 14 per cent, clear, and
the shares sell for 175 per cent, above par.
There wero carried over this road in one year
690,000 tons of coal. The freight and tolls are put
very low, and this is the reason of the great success
of the road."
FOR Till AMERICA.
It was staled in a communication in the "Milton
Leger," signed "Republican," that the dclegalen
who formed the demncratic ticket at Sunbury, "suf
fered themselves to be cajoled and hoodwinked by a
clique of political knaves about Sunbury ;" the un
dersigned, two of the delegates from Turbut town
ship, say that it ia untrue lhat they were influenced
by any clique about Sunbury ; they were influenced
only by Mr. McKinney himself, who told them be
fore the balloting commenced, lhat if he (McKin
ney) could not be carried in the convention, ther
to go for Montgomery, aa he would a soon sei
Montgomery put upon the ticket aa himself; o
any man to keep off Horton, or words to that ef
feet. DANIEL FOLLMER,
A large deposite of excellent iron ore was disco
vered a few days since, in digging a well on the pro-
Henry Clay has published a card in the papers,
in which ne states that he received a large numler
of letters during the year past, which he was not a
blc to answer, in consequence of his public duties,
(real men are always men of letters.
The two candidates for the legislature in Adams
county are Thaddeus Stevens and Dr. Fauss, Not
he "Devil or Dr. Faust" of old, but the devil und
Personal abuse, Ihe constant anJ ever ready wea
pon of small minds, like a dangerous toy in the
hands of a child, invariably iuflicts the greatest inju
ry upon itself.
Editors should always lie punctual in giving cre
dit, even for small articles. The craft is sufficient
ly plundered without preying upon each other.
Tho house of Sylvcater H. Brown, 0f Sqvh
Creek township, Bradford county, Was burned on
Saturday last. Three of bU children and a work-
perly of Mr. William Albright, on tho west side of mM '.trtshed in ih flames.
Capture oi 150 Whales. Stromjiess, Aug.
21. Our annual welcome visiters made Iheir ap
pearance oft' Houghtoiihead on Saturday last, about
six o'clock in the morning. The cry of "whales,
whales," was immedi.italy raised, the news spiead
with amazing rapidity, and Morpheus was suddenly
fried from many a vutary. All the boats in Ihe
harbor, to the nnmlr of from 50 to 60, were imme
diately put in requisition, and all the implements of
destruction, from a harpoon to carving-knife, were
quickly gathered. The morning was particularly
favorable for a chase, and the scene waa altogether
most exciting. The cries . of "give way," "pull
together," dtc , were heard floating along the sur
face of the waters, while in tho distance the monsters
of the deep were sporting and gamboling. In a
short time ihe boats were up with lha whales, and
iheir heads turned in shore, when, after a sharp rut)
they were all safely grounded on the Ca!rston shore
Then began ihefudcess of slaughtering, and as it is
lb rule here, (Strornnasa,) "every man for him
self," alt wei soon engijed in th work of death.
the Susquehanna, nearly opposite this place. The
vein has already been pierced to the extent of nearly
seven feet, and "the end I not yet," On examina
lion it wag discovered that the rocks in the road
over which wagons had been passing for forty years,
were an excellent iron ore,
This discovery ia of the ulmost importance, and
will render this place, in point of facilities for the
manufacture of anthracite iion, unequalled by any
other in Pennsylvania,
The ore atrala is, we presume, a continuation of
the celebrated Monteur iron ridje. A rail road of
about one hundred yard in extent, would enable
us to have the ore brought to the water's edge at a
trilling expense. Thus, with iron ore and lime
stone close by, and abundance of coal which can be
brought from ihe Shsmokin mines to this place, in
large quantities, at f I 73 per loo, we present a
ficlJ of inter prize for th manufacture of anthracite
iron, lhat must and will ere long be embraced by
those who desire lo make profitable investment.
In Maine ihe majority for Fairfield for Governor
is over 12,000, In the Senate 27 Democrats to 4
Whigs. In the House the Democratic majority is
at least 50.
Vermont. The Democratic gaiu in this state, aa
far as heard from, is 13,000.
Indiaita. The Democratic gain is 15,000,
Tennessee. The change from last jji it 6,000
in fjVor of Democracy,
This news is of th light stamp, and cheering to
Thete are now 149 steam vessels navigating the
Mediterranean. The first experiment made in na
vigating lhat sea by steam, was in 1833.
Some of our exchange papers have a cut, repre
senting two heart pierced by a quiver, over Iheir
marriage notices. We think a cut representing a
well filled purse with the following motto :
"The golden tie lhat binds unwilling hearts,"
would not, sometimes, be inappropriate.
The amount of specie exported from New York
the first two weeks of September, amounted to
f 058,4 13.
The stock of lard at Cincinnati, about two weeks
aince, waa about 40.000 kegs. She ought to be
styled the Capitol of Grease.
The Reading Railroad, it is said, will lie comple
ted to Pottsville by the 1st of February next.
The nett receipts of the Pottsville Fair was $600,
All a fair business transaction, of course.
Mr. Webster says that a National Bank will yel
be established, veto No. 2 to ihe contrary nolwilh
The tory majority in Ihe British House of Lord
ia 168 lo t)C. In the House of Commons, 360 to
Bicknell' Reporter y lhat ihe Towanda Bank
note are redeemed at the Bank of Penn township,
The Iron Foundry belonging to J. D. Harris, at
Bellefonte, waa consumed by fire on Monday even
ing last. Loss about 1600, Insurance iu the Ly
coming Insurance Company, f 400.
John Sergeant has resigned his seal in Congress,
Wm. B. Reed has been nominated lo fill th vacsn
At a meeting of the democratic citizen of th
Borough of Milton, held at the house of Job
W iihclm, on the evening of the 8ih Septembe
JOHN DAVISON waa appointed President-
J o urn Ruoads and C. L. Evans, Vice Pres
dents, James Covert and K. 11. Hammond Seen
The object of the meclin having been statet
on motion, the following gentlemen, viz : Jami
Buoy, Stephen Wilson, Thomas Sliinc, Samu
Blair, John Kohr, Charles Weaver, John W, Ilu
ther, John Evans, and J. R. Barrett, were appoi:
ted a committee to draft resolutions, expressive
the sense of the meeting.
The commlltee after retiring for a few minuti
reported the following preamble and resolutio
which were unanimously adopted.
Wueheas. A spirit of disatisfaction exists
the democratic party of this county, in relation
the late democratic delngale nomination for Asset
bly, which we extremely regrel to aee, believing
we fully do, that no sufficient cause exists for si
dissatisfaction. If the nomination of David
Montgomery was un looked foe or unexpected, i'
certainly not very courteous in those who fell th
selves dU'j.nointed by tho nomination, to cha
, '.ue delegates with fraud and corruption met
from reports raised by the personal enemies
Montgomery. We have deliberately weighed
the rbargia that have been made against the d
gates and Montgomery himself, and with all
evidence lhat we have been able to collec t, it is
decided opinion that no blame ia attached to Mi
gomery. If there is any evidence of fraud on
part we have nol yet seen it, and we are atror
inclined to think that it does not exist. We th
fore appeal to our fellow democrats throughout
county who are at thia time opposing the reg
democratic nominee for Assembly, whether
course they are pursuing ia not only calculates
prostrate the party in thia county to which
belong, but ia also calculated to destroy the p
cal alanding of iheir professed favorite, Mr. .
Mv-Kinney. We cannot conceive lhat McKinr
friends have the most distant prospect at this
of his success, ihey may defeat Montgomery
they cannot expect to elect McKinney, and ah
not each voter in the county who professes
spsik of democracy, ponder Well before he ado
course so suicidal to the interests of his own p
Suppose by holding Up John McKinney and I
by distracting the democratic party, you succe
defeating Montgomery, who do you elect 1 th
swer ia plain you elect Henry Fiick, the
bitter and unprincipled opposer or democracy i
county. Yea ! you elect an aspiring demogoj
reviler of democratic principles and a alsnde.
the purest democrats in the Commonwealth,
same Henry Frick haa been heard repeatedly i
streets and baMoo.ns of this borough to a
David R. Torler waa damned perjured vi
and ha (Frick) could prove it. Democrats, i
the man you prefer sending to th legislature I
lhan vote for the regularly nominated demc. .
candidate, because that candidal ia not (Ji
your particular choice 1 A sorry cauplitBr