Sunbury American and Shamokin journal. (Sunbury, Northumberland Co., Pa.) 1840-1848, October 02, 1841, Image 2
rgm I'tvm the American ficntinel. Dint Debt. Sims of the Whig presae are urging their po iiivnl frirnJ to oppose the re-election of Governor Porter, on account of heavy taxe an ! ihe increase of f h public- debt. ItwoulJ seem hul f.ilr, Ihit they should say at the ratne time that the Whig Rcpre. scntalivea from the city have always with scarcely an exception, voted for every extension of the puh. ho works, an J tor the local appropriation from the State Treasury from which the atate dull bai lisen and for all the taxe which have been impo sed on the people; whilst Governor Porter has on various occasions interposed hie veto to prevent I wlher extension and uselcaa appropriation, which Whig hou-ei had paused. We refer foi example I I the Gettysburg Kail KoaJ, and the Wisconisco Feeder. But is theie not qnite as much cms, for com I1 lint at the conduct of the whig City Councils 1 I s not the City debt ai oppressive aa lh State debt? Ha not the eople' money been squandered, at tvi-l as unwisely by the City as by the State au tnuri ics ; and have not the whig, both in the City a. id Stole legislature, ahvaya been tho principal , of the wasteful expenditures ; and extrava C.nt appropriations? But what surprises us most, i s thai ttie wbjgs, of the city, who but a few months Ago, made a most urgent and eloquent appeal to the. I 'girlature, which was copied and approved by al moHt all ttie whig papers in the Bute, to impose i -xes for the purpose of sustaining the credit of the j commonwealth, should now turn round and ask Ihe people to reject Governor Porter for doing what ihey prayed him and the legislature to do. In that sldress, which refer to a period embracing the I u' Wo 6f Governor Rit.ner's as well as Governor Pouter' amininistratioo, these gentlemen say em phatically "Wi slime so ahtt, ok hatulii j siit ottt Mom Trux another" and yet the. whig of Philadelphia, a! whoso solicitation these Svrlhon wero imposed, end for whose benefit thsse improvements have been carried on lo completion, me now attempting unjustly to excite hostility to Governor Porter, We cannot helieva, for one moment, that the whigs of the city approve of such a mode of electioneering. Read the following ex. t acts from the appeal to which we have referred j!iove. Extract from an address of the citizens of Phil i ,'ilphla issued Murch 4, 1841 to the Freemen of Pennsylvania. "From tho epoch at which the distribution i.f rtiK scbplvs retekce, and the enormous sums exacted as the price of charters seduced tho Legis I iture into the fatal Ennonf or iieealiko tub TATE TAX, WI HATE TI1E ORIOltX OF 0111 MIS- i :iTLNks. No people ever yet with impunity, i. iied on any source but taxation to supply a de(i- X in their ordinary revenue, or pursued the sys- . in of borrowing money for extraordinary service j -t hwut laying taxes to meet Ihe interest, and gra I a illy axtinguish the principal of the loan. These ou fundamental principles, and our exprriancc within the last few years has bitterly taught us their ..importance ami their truth. We have no desire to dwell on the error of past Legislation. We blame no party, or rather not n party more than the other, Leaders of all , xrtut bavo acted aa if yon wero unwilling to con i.l uto your fair proportion towards the expenses ot tax own government, and the fulfilment of her gr.lions ; and have proclaimed that -ll was we. I, ..hen all was not well. Even at the last session, I ough a tax was laid, it ia believed to be greatly adequate, arid the system offurceJ loans was still j I argued. The day has now come when no further '..fts can be successfully practised. We are at the isis of our fate. We must (it down in mute des- ,"'.iir, or rise like men, and face Ihe evils which we ive brought upon ourselves, or supinely sullered others lo biiug upon us. We cannot doubt which . .tentative you will choose, It in for you to say, whether these shall hereaf ter be wilhcld from them. Rehvihi ioch lis- Tl S1ESTATITK TO IHCOSK, WITUOtT DVlkX, tVt s .CIEMT TAXk TO MIBT TBS STEIIIST O IOCK ;ii:BT, A3D ESTA ELIKlt At AIIE0.11XI SIVEI.NO . i xn, and the career of unrivalled prosperity is still '.ii fore us." Signed hy about five hundred of the principal j Whigs if riiikdil.hia In the year 1S30, under the administration of ('or. RlTKKR, when upwurds two millions of dot-r.-.rf were received from the General Government. t In Ihe same year the UNITED STATES HANK waa chaitcird and hurried through whig rgitlalure by Tiu linns Steven, William B. Reap and others, and approved by Josr.ru RiTtn, n which appropriations wero made for the following V.w Woiik. viz: the North Branch and West liisnch Canals, the Eiie Extension and Gettysburg .tail Road. The Wiscouiseo feeder nus authoii - d by act of April 14, 1630 und approved by Ju . iru HiT-VEa. Judge Mc Lett ii. Our private cui respondent at Washington writes t us that the President has received a letter from Judge McLean, declining to accept the appointment "1 Secretary of Wpr. We do not know in which direction Mr. Tyler 1 1. is turned his eye fur a successor to Mr. Bell. The I iucs iud.cale that a man of ability ia required in ilia! depattinenl. V, S. Gat, Toe McLi ou Caa. The New Yoik Couii r nates lhat this important trial will take place next .link, and ill consequence of the illness of the Chief iu.lice, Nelson, Judge Gridley will pre.-ide. V i'o harn, that there exists uo doubt among those vl,0 have examined ad Ihe testimony, thai he wi I u acquitted. Thus wiil end uli diutcuhies iu tela tun to McLeod'a apprehension and inJiciuent. Rial Estate. 'The New Yoik Sun thinks at theie has been a thorough purg.ition of the oral atmophcis that as the Bank of the United isles is dead, speculation will not agaiu liuve an ppuitunity of running riot and, a consequence, r.al (state will rise in fxie:Bitkntiri Btpwtir. Atroclons FrOneliooil, id Ita Refutation.' Our attention wns directed, in our List paier but one, to the ATROCIOUS FALSEHOOD, rr bully circulated by the cnlumniatnrs of DTtn R. Porter, charging Lim wi h HABITS of IN TEMPERANCE. We then slated, so utterly FAl.SE wi the charge, that not single editor of a federal paper DARED to tranter the WICKED LIS to his column, not even the Tthgrnph and Chronicle, published in this place, two of the most reckless papers printed ii Pennsylvania or else where. We, however, warned our Democratic friends lh.it we had got authority for sta ing that, j juit on the evt of the election, they might look out j for simultaneous publication of that, and other falte'ioods, and the result pioves wo were well ad- visrd, nnd not niis'aken. I he paragraph below we copy from an Autimasonic paper published in Washington county, one of the most distant coun ties in the Stale, nnd we do not regret that tho edi tor got ahead of his co-laborers in FALSEHOOD, inasmuch as w are enabled to present to the com munity a most TRIUMPHANT REFUTATION of the UNHALLOWED LIE. The Resiling Correspondent, said to he arespon tillc gentleman by the editor of the, "Washington Reporter" ho'ds the following language : Porte has been travelling through Berks and Schuylkill electioneering. He come to this place j Reading on Friday night last ao DRUNK that he had to be led into the tavern. What think his temperance friends of such a man 1 What a con trast to John Banks." We ask n truth loving community to judge of t!,e responsibility and respectability of the wretch wh i j could thus wantonly, and in cold blood, assail the t reputation of his fellow man, by the eviJence we i proJucc and publish. Tho base nnd contempt iblo 1 wretch who penned tho slanderous lie, DARE NOT uttempt to impeach the reputation of those his neighbor who have voluntarily rescued the Governor from the reproach attempted to be nlfixed to his skirts. Nay, more., ho DARE NOT AS SUME THE RESPONSIBILITY of averring, over his own name, the tiuth of what ho oiiony inouvly palmed upon toe public through the con temptible INEI3UIATE who edi the "Washing Reporter." If, howevi r, wo are mUtuken in this opinion, he will certainly turn out to be some Bank officer, who hat not yet absconded with the funds of the institution of which he has charge. Read the evidence, fellow citizens, and judge, for yourselves. Here it is : Rkadino, Sept. 23d, 1841. To llEMIT Bl'KKLFII, Esq. Chairman of the Dim. Central Committee. Sin A letter, purporting to be wiillen from this place, npearcd in a paper called the ' Washington Reporter," of the ISih September, which said let ter asserted positively, that upon tho oocosi on of Gov. PORTERS recent vi-it to Reading. He (Gov. PORTER) WAS SO DRUNK THAT HE HAD TO BE LED INTO THE TAV ERN." Now, we the undersigned, witnessed Got. Pom. tkk's arrival, and wore with him the greater part of the few hours he remained here. WE, therefore, feel ourselves called upon, not to uUer so BASE A SLANDER to go uncontradicted. We assert boldly, and without the least hesitation, or fear of Contradiction, that tho above charge is TOTALLY AND UTTERLY FALsE, and ! that there is not crtrt the thaJnw of a foundation ' i upon which it can rest. Nor is this opinion based eressy, but we know our usserli m to 1c due, .." , ,, ... ... 6ai" rel,oal lha ,,ie dia,8 is TOTALLY AND UTTERLY FALSE. Wc remain yours, -c. HENRY A. MUHLENBERG, JOHN GREEM, ELIJAH DECHERT, R. M. BARR. ANDREW M. SALLADE, jr. WM. BETZ, W.M. W UNDER, HENRY W. SMITH, WILLIAM ARNOLD, JOHN Y. CUN NIL'S. Sr,if Capitul Gazttte. CiTT Nomination. J.tsrph lngeetull Esq.. has been nominate.) as the Whig candid ite to re present the city in Congrer in the place of Mr. Ser geant, resigned. Jacob Grali E.nj., was nominated to fill the va canry in the State Senate, in the pl.ee of Win, B. Reed Esq., resigned. William F. Boone Esq., was nominated to fill the vacancy in the Assembly ticket. V. S. Gas. The editor of the N.ilioual Gar.etle have been favored with the follow ing extract fro, ,i the advices , uf Canton house of the first respectability to its correspondent in this city. The intelligence is of moment, and demands Iho particular attention of merchants interested in the China Irado. Caiton, May I3ih, 1941. "Within the last ten dsys I here has been a great d. ;i of alarm among tho Chinese, and some un easiness Among Iho English Merchants, in conse quence of the continued univuls of Chinese tro ps, Ihe number of which now in ai d about Canton is vanou.ly eslimatej at from thiily thousand to fifty thousand. It has been luaied lhatthe Mandarins m ght commit some agr.ssinns w.th this force which would compel the British to retaliate, and thereby endanger if not destroy Ihe city fiom which a great many of the Cliimao are moving tin ir families. Two or ihree of tl.e U.i i.h veM's hve again been brought up nearer to this place, and other percautions have been tAen lo meet any emergency that may occur, The Moon. M, Arago, the Celebrated astrono mer, has leeii giving h-clUfea lo crowded audien ces, on the naluro of the moon. He contends, that this planet is not an inhabited ii.Jy, and that it is wuhoul ony kind of vitality, e ther uuirnal or veg tabV Ho denies, also, Ibal it has tuber teas, ri vers, or lakes, but Inui that it has mountains and valleys, which, however, be toys, are of punitive lot mat ion The Mnrty-ninc Thoiiwiid Dollar lanitCr. Tho "Athena Scribe." Whig paper published in Susquehanna county, contains the following paragraph : "The Ttltgrnph and other ppcrs at Hnrriahurg, weekly assert the following in substance :" "David R. Porter received for signing the suspen sion resolutions, $99,000 from the United States Dank." The ' Register," another Whig paper, pilnted in Susquehanna county, shj s in relation to the above, a fullows : "There are more friends of John B inks than one, ;n this section, who wish the truth of tho above charges proved beyond the power of c"avil, or the ,iory dropped." For ourselves, we concur in the opinion that this heinous ch age should, in common jus' ice, he pro ved, or in common decency he stopped. The Bank of the United Stale was chartered by the Federal ists it ha hern managed by the Federalists, and ruined by the Federalists. It is in their hands ; (hey have the records of all its secret and its public transaitions, in their possession, and they axe bound by every principle of honor anJ honesty, to PROVE tho CHARGE they have made, or a bandonxt. DAVID R. PORTER is tho randi date of the democratic party for Governor. Rel- ng upon his integrity and faithfulness to the peo- j pie, os O ivernor of the Commonwealth, HE DE FIES HIS ADVERSARIES and DEMANDS j THE PROOFS. Upright, and the rig'dofhis friends, to inquire his political opponents cither to establish tho charge by proofs, which, if they exist, are in if,e;r own hands or else nublically or uno- quivocally to recall the tile slander, cann t be uues- tioncj by any honorublc in in of any party. j refLmiC0 to tTiiss charce. we have soueht anJ obtained on interview with Gov. Purter, in coinpa- ny with the other democratic editors of this place, and those members of the Democratic Ccntial Committee who rcsido here, and WE HAVE HIS EXPRESS AUTHORITY for saying, that the ivhtile charge idove rtferredXo, is ENTIRELY FALSE and TOTALLY WITHOUT FOUN DATIOX, that there is not a FACT or SHA DOW OF A FACT, TO SUSTAIN IT ! ! that in any ihupe or form in which it can be in de, DIRECT or IX Dili EC T, actual or contingent, it is. in the whole, and in eriry part of it, 'TO TAL LY AND UNQUALIFIEDLY FALSE. Be ing aware that a NEGATIVE cannot bo proved, be expicsseJ his disavowal and denial of the slan derous fasehootl, in the D HO. i I) EST and most COMI'REUESSIYE TERMS, asking no fa vors from his accusers, and only demanding what is right. In addition to this broad and xtnijuni ' Jird dcnU al, we are authorized by him, to stale, that, ho nev er in his whole life time, either as a private Citizen, or since he has been Governor, received a solitary cent from the Bank of the United States, or from any person having any connexion with it, as president, cashier, director or other ollicer, or agent, either directly or indtreitly, for his private benefit, or advantage, or for that of uny other person or per sons, ih at he never owned a dollai's worth in said Bank, and docs not own a single share of stock in any bank in the world, th.it bis nuno has never been before Hie Bunk of the United States as draw, er, iudorser, acceptor, borrower, or in any o;her manner or sliape whitcver, that he never had in : i;- ......n.; ... . ..-,;. ....... ,i, , i ... :. ' .,. . if'-ot uuthin its xoahs at ai.v 11 i.c in his whole life. Upon the strength of this deni ,, WE PRO NOUNCE THE CHARGE FROM BEGIN ING TO END, AND IN ALL ITS VARIOUS SHAPES. OR IN ANY SHAPE IT MAY AS SUME, A VILE FABRICATION, AS FALSE AND GROUNDLESS AS IT IS MALICIOUS AND SLANDEROUS State Cup'tol Gaz. Ttie Mc-I.rotl ('sir. We learn from I'lica, through ihe New York Express, that the testimony taken by comn,ision in Canada, to prove an uiibi for Mcl.eod, has been received in I'lica, and is of Mich a character as to leave no doubt, that he wdl le acquitted. Another company of U. S, Sol liers, wc under stand, is about to le.ive the city lo keep the peace in Utica dm mg ihe dial. The Oneida Whig u Tuesday says; "Lest sui tors should be led to oteit an eaily piepirution of their causes, from a notice in some of the pipers that the trial of McLcod would take place on the "7th inst., we are requested 1 1 say that be will lie tried ill ihe early pari of Iho circuit, and that Ihe parlies who dime lo try lh. ir causes, should not fail (o le prep ne I for I'ial." 77i. Gaz. l nlul Duel. We mentioned a few days since that a duel was to have lukrn place, on Ihe Dili inst., opposite Prince ton, M a-ioippi, between JuJe Tex ni x and Mr. Row lit, both of Louisiana; weapons rifles, dis inter thiily nt. ps. We now learn Iroui the Louts vi le Journal lhat it took lace accord 114 lo arrange in 'i,l, and Ju Igu i nney was killed al the first fire. 'The parties, it is stated, stood back to buck, and the i JuJ'" """"Sh mistake wheeled loo quick. Disco- veiing his eiror, he was in the act uf resuming his p.ie.lion when Ihe w hJ.wji given, and he received his adversary's death-shot in the back. The diliiculiy Ulween them o iguiated by Judge Ti iiuey's granting a divorce lo the wild of Rowley, and a proposed marriage of the widow by the Judge. She was a iich widow uf Concordu parUh. I'hil. Gazette. A Sisteii Shot bt her, Bitoriir.H. A few days since a most fut il and lamentable accident oc curred in Brady township, Clearfield counly, Pa., in ihe family of a Mr. Trc s-ler, 'The a 111 fi red at a bird which sat on the corner i.f the house, high off tl.e ground, 'The lull struck ihe end of one of the house logs, glaucii fr on llit iice lo lh ) fence, and then stiuck ihe girl was in the garden. The ball entiled at the right si e, passing iinrmdiatt-ly through the heart, and loJgrd against the akin ou tho left side. OFFICIAL, By th Freslitrnt of I lis trolled Slates of Ainerlea. A PROCLAMATION, Whereas it has come to the knowledge of tho Government of the United Slatca that sundry secret Lodges, Clubs, or Associations exist on tho Noith ern Frontier ; that the members of these Lodges are bound together by secret oath j tint they have collected fire arms and other military materials, and secreted them in sundry places; and Ibht it is iheir purpose to violate Ihe laws of their country by ma king military and lawles incursions, when oppor tunity shall offer, into the Territorios of a Power with which the United State are at peace ; and whereas it is known that travelling agitators' from both sides of tho line, visit these Lodges, and har angue the members in secret meeting, stimulating them 1 1 illegal acts; and whereas the samo person-, are known to levy contribution on tho ignorant and credulous for their own benefit, thus suppor ting and enriching themselves by the basest means ; and whereas the unlawful intentions of the mem bers of these Lodges have already been manifested in an attempt to destroy the lives and property of the inhabitants of Chippewa, in Canada, and the public properly of the British Government there being : Now, therefore, I, John 'Tyler, President of the United Stales, do isnuc this my proclamation, ad monishing all such evil-.nindcd persons of the con dign punishment which is certain lo overtake them, assuring them that the laws of United Slates will be rigorootty executed against their illegal acts ; and that if in any lawless incursion into Canada ihey fall into the hands of the British authorities they will not be reclaimed as American citizens, nor any interference made by this Government in their be half. And I exhort all well meaning but deluded per sons w ho may have joined Ihese Lodges immediate ly to abandon them, and to have nothing more to do with their secret meetings, or unlawful oaths, as the would avoid serious consequences to themselves. And I expect the intelligent and wcll-diKposed mem ber of iho community lo frown on all these unlaw ful combinations and illegal proceedings, an.l to as sist the Government in maintaining Ihe peace of the country Against the mischii vou.s consequences of the acts of these violators of the law. Givin under my hand, at the city of Washington, the twenty-fifth day of Seqtcmbcr, A. D. l. one thousand eight hundred and for'y-ono and of ihe In dependence of the Untied Slates the sixty sixth. JOHN TYLER. By the President. Dmu Wi:uTr.ii, Secretary of Slate. C'mindlAii Frontier. If the fict stated in the following letter are cor rectly given, we have no doubt lhat Croghan will immediately be given up by the Canadian Govern ment and the prcpctralors of tho outrage punished. Correspondence Courier and Enquirer. WiiiTriliit, Sept. S3, 1311. On Sunday or Monday night, but I could not well ascertain which, Mr. Croghan, a native Ameri can citizen, who resides lour miba south of Al burgh, Vt. was forcibly taken from his lied by a gang of loyalists and carried prisoner across the lines. This man made himself very obnoxious lo the Queen's subjects by his prominent conduct in tho iliir.Tent einruteson the lines, an 1 it is repor ted that tho loyalists ,jve seized and mem lo keep b in as a pledge for the kccuiily of Mcl.eod. Of his apprehension there is no doubt. Yours in baste. A Heeling I'asc. The Brooklyn News reports a enso which came hi fore Judc, Kent's Court on Monday, while ex cited considerable feeling and interest. It seems that about two years since a gentleman niovid from Utica to Brooklyn, bringing with him a little giil eleven years ot age, the daughter of an intemperate woman who lecently strove to reclaim the child, alleging that, being herself a Catholic, she had con Kcieutious objections la her remaining with a Pro testant family. The gentleman having become greatly attached to the child, refuted to give hei up and the caac came before the Couit 011 a writ of ha- beaa corpus, sued out by Ihe mother. The little girl was greatly effected, calling upon the Court loudly and with tears, to save her from her mother, and exciting the warmest rympithy of all present 'The excrement al length became very intense, the mother and her friends uttering violent threats and even offering violence. In this unpleasant utate of afl'.iiis, Judge Kent ordered the little girl to be set ul liberty. Tho mothei then attempted to force hi r away, but this, by some iuterfeience, was pre vented. We do not know the result of the whole, nor are the legal steps in the case very clearly re- polled. Stolen Oiainniids llrsloi'rd. AfterScele, the burgular, was sent to the State prison for his share of the robbery of Davis, Pa'm er Si Co's. lore, ho made a full confession that on the 1 1th of OctoU-r list, himself and Williamson broke open Ihe stoie of E. P. Lcecure & Co., Phi ladelphia aub stole several thousand iloll.ns worth uf jewelry. Among this booty wero five very valu able diamonds, which full to Sa le's share, and he orried them to Montreal, where he roiled Ihem up in wax, und hid the bait thus formed in a hole in the wall of the Inu-e in which he resided. Mr. Leseure, upon receiving this information, wrote to Captain Alexander Comeau, superiuteudant of po lice iu Montreal, who, upon fearching in the place described by Scele, found the diamonds. Upon his arrival iu this city last week, C'spt lin Comeau re turned the diamond to Messrs. Claik cV Curry, jewellers, w ho are (he Boston agents of Mr. Letcuro. Hot tun Post. Robbing the Clehot an o the Pre. Aa the car were returning from Goshen to Piertuont, with the party making the exclusion up m the opening of the New York ond Erie Rail road, the pockets of the Rev. Dr. Yermilyea, and of one of Ihe edilora of the Express were cut across from one end to the other by some pickpocket, who passej himself off a one of ihe parly, but who had not sense enough to know he should gel nothing by robbing a parson or Ihe press. Xew Ycrk Ex)rtss. Correspondence of ihe A'. V. American. NIAGARA FALLS, Sept. 21. The patriot have, since the removal of the U. S. Army from Buffalo, again made this neighborhood the scene of their operations, in order, if they can, to embroil both countrica in war. Last week they made an attempt lo blow up two of her majesty.a steamboats, lying at anchor in the Niagara river, at Chippewa Lett had Lid this nefarious plot, and since his arrest, i said to have boasted to Gov. Seward, at Auburn, "that he had been recently in Canada, and would have been successful if he had not been captured !" He also acknowledged being the actor at the destruction of Brock's monument, nnd of a recent blow ing up one of the locks on tho Wclland Canal '. The machine consisted of two caks, containing 150 lbs. of powder. They were each placed on a frame one hundred yanls apart, (but connected by rope.) with a leaden pipe and fuse therein insert ed, and thus towed Irom Gr ind Lland, and sent drilting towards the vessels. One only of the casks exploited, but most fortunately, prematurely, being 300 yards short of the mark, otherwise every soul on board, with the vessel, must have been de stroyed. It was about 3 P. M. Those on board al first supposid iho report was that of a cannon. The men were speedily mustered, and live machine was I seen floating. A bout with ix men was lowered, 1 and whilst proceeding to secure il, fired at from j Grand hland, but happily without injury. And j these things have disturbed the public mind, and ' ihe canal and frontier is patrolled night and day by j the Biiiish troops. It is my firm conviction, that, unless there is a strong detachment of United States troops forthwith sent to Buffalo, and strong enough 1 and sufficient to hhow these gentry the Govern ment of the United States, is determined lo pre serve peace, acts of this character will be done, which must have the effect of breaking up the peace existing between both countries. Buffalo was ihe head quarters from whence ihe Navy Island gangs originated, and at the cloe of cannl and lake navi gation, there are enough of floating characters 10 be found, ready and ripe for any undertaking, however desperate or wicked. The Canadian refugees seek all they can to imtlime the public mind as to Mc l.eod: evidence sufficient lo convict an angel, will not be lacking nt iheir hands; and if not success ful in obtaining his conviction, ond speedy execu tion too, they make it their boast, they w ill do them selves justice. Wkki.lt Stkam Packet. The Halifax Re corder of the 18th says It is positively stated that the Hon. Mr. Cunard has contracted with the Government to establish a weekly communication by steam packets between Liverpool and Boston, and he is prepaiing to carry ihe project into effect by building two steamers, at least, of larger dimensions than those now in opera linn on the line. These circumstances corcborate the announcement we made several weeks ago; our information was questioned by some contemporaries at that time, but now the reality of it is iucontesti bly confirmed. A SimcKivo MrmiFH. A brutal murder, says tba Bedford (Penn ) Gazette, was committed on the persson of a stranger travelling on foot, on Wednesday of last week.al or near the top nf Ray's Hill, in that county. Ho was first knocked down with a club, then thrown over a sleep precipice, and afterward struck on tho heal w.th 1 l.rge sharp stone, winch literally ma-dicd it into a jelly. There arc three persons now in jail oil suspicion of being the murderers. A Mkihtt Chain or Riiliioaii. We learn from Batavialhit the riilronl thence to Buffilo will bo very soon completed. On the Rochester and Auburn line but seven or eight miles renin in lobe finished; tho cars already cross the Cayuga Lake on the new bridge erected for the purpose, and will in a few weeks run over the whole line. The Bos- Ion road to Albany is nearly completed ; in a very abort time therefore Ihe "last link" will be comple ted in tl.e great chain from Buff ilo to lioston, a dis tance of near six hundrtd miles.' 'The whole world cannot exhibit a specimen of railroad enti r prise to iqual this. The longest one in England is not more than one-third the length of this. Ml., Mddoua. As an instance of the great power which this unequalled actress held over the minds of her au ditory, we need only mention the following circum stance: When she performed the part of Agnes in Fatal Curiosity, and giving, during the scene where Agnes goes up to Wilmot and produces the jewels of their unknown son, when in a remote hint of murdering him, she threw such an expres sion in her countenance as made the flesh of every spectator creep. A Mr. CraMie Robinson, a gen tleman of the bar and a scholar well know n in the world of literature, who was sitting in the pit, de clared afterwards, that from this moment his res piration grew ditticult, and in a few seconds he lost all command of himself. When the murder scene approached, he laughed aloud, and there was a general cry iu the pit uf "turn him out." 'The process of ejectment was even begun and he had receivid some ha-ih Ireatimnl when a humane wo man interposed, who saw and explained his real eondiiion. He was in strong hyklerica, Camp beWs Life of Mrs. H.ddons. bitiug ta 1 tiiiit it. It is a matter of of record, that about one hundred yeais ago, an Indian was conducted by a discreet burgess, to witness ihe aervice of the sanctuary on Ihe Lord's day. When these services were ended, the citizen, on iheir way homewards, in Order to impress upon his tawny friend the aujieriority of Christianity over heathenism, enteied in detail of Ihe money appropriated by the congregation, of which he w aa a wember, for the support of public worship, Ihe election of the house, the salary of the minister, A e. To all this ihe son of the forest, who baJ observed the drowsy disposition which per v a. ded the assembly, replied, "Umph ! Indian aleep just a aound under a tree, and not pay anything." Boston Juur. THE AMERICAN. Saturday, Ottvbrr 2, 5841. Democratic Canittdatrt. ton oovr.HNon, tic 11. DAVID It. 1 OUT Ell. FOR, AStRM It LT, llavid II. Montgomery. FOR COMMISSIONER, IMillIp Welarr. FOR TREASURER ron AUDITOR, Hugh M. Da v loii. W1110 Canihiiate. For Governor, JOHN BANKS. For Assembly, Gen, HENRY FRICK. For Commissiuncr, DAVID McWILLIAMS For Treasurer, PETER LAZARUS. For Auditor, JACOB PAINTER. Mr. Mclvinnry having declined, and Mr. Wclkcr also having dec'iued some time since, thero are now no volunteer candidates before the people of this county. fXj" The United States Gazette, some days since, stated lhat the xehigs of Philadelphia had nomina ted Wm. B. Reed for Congress, in pi ice of John Sergeant. The Miners' Journal slates that he was nominated by the democrats. 'This variety of names te which our whig friends seem somewhat partial, ofien leads to strange con fusion. Gentlemen, we hope you will adopt some one common name, by which you may be known. We c ire not much what. Wc feel almost incline' to leave you have our own good name, if we thought you wi.ulJ stick to it. Fine Wheat. We have eximined several bushels of most beau t ful white wheat, laiecd by Mr. Cauffinan of Au gusta township. 'The grams are all plump and well filled. Tlree years since Mr. CaufTinon obser ved a head of wheat iu his field, so much superior to the others, that he w as induced to sow it by itself From this single stulk he h is r ii eJ in throe sue cessive crops, Iwcn'y bushels ot wheat, sujierior lo 11 ny we ever saw. It weighs GS piundspr bu-hel. The Antliracitt' Iron Business. It is now generally conce ltd that Pennsylvania is.lesiiued ere long lo become as noted for her iron manufactures, as she Ins beei for her agricultural productions. 'That the great valley oflhoSu-que-hanna will bo dm principal seat of these operation, nature has plainly pointed out in her vast depiwi c of mineral coal, iron ore and limestone, which in some places lie almost contiguous. The advantage! lo be sought in the location of iron works are aim ply these, viz: where the raw material, coal, irot ore and limestone can be brought together with lh least expense. Wc have stated before lhat Sunbu ry possessed a union of advantages on this pnin unequalled by any other place in he slate. In oc last pnper we referred to a body of iron ore disci vered nearly opposite this place, not more than hundred yards fiom the bank of the basin and cr nal. In addition to this, about three miles furthe up the West Branch, the extensive mine of M Hughs of Franklin counly hse been open' which prove to be much more extensive than th is in the neigboihood of Danville, and the ore of a r cher quality, very much resemhling ihe best quail ty of Bloonisburg ore. These veins are opened s bout one hundred yard from ttie river bank, an are d to extend Southward to the Juniata. Tlie Shvmokin Iron and Coal Company have a ready entered into a contract for a large quantit of this ore, to I delivered immediately for the 11 of their extensive anthracite foruace, now near! ready for blast, at Shamokin. This ore will be di livered from the mouth of the mines, in ihe car al this place, at forty five cents per ton.. By ll conslructi 111 of a short rail road to the river, tl cars can be run from the mines upon Ihe boat o the river, at a still further reduced expeu.e. TI expense of milling w ill be the same as at other pi ces, which is about from sixty cents to one doll, per ton. Abundance of limestone is found upn the same tract, contiguous to lh ore, and will 1 delivered at a cot of sixly-five cents per ton. Sh, niokin coal, soft or hard, which, excellent as it i i ripidly improving aa ihe miners progress, can I delivered at one dollar and seventy-live cents pi ton. 'The Coat oi the materials for making ton i iron, delivered at ibis place, wdl be aa follows; 2) 10, is of iron me, including mining, mine rent, and iranspoitaiiou, al f 1 60 per ton. 3 7f I Ion of limestone, al 65 cents 6? 34 tons ol cjI, at t ' ? 6 1' fin if.