Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, October 01, 1845, Image 2

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"One country, one constitution, one destiny,
UUQuaalltlEtzlEyalaD 111 9
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1845
Whig and Antimasonic County
Ate you assesssd ? If
not, see to it at once, as
you have hut a few days to do it
in. Prompt attention will pre
vent difficulty.
We caution the people to
be on their guard against the
falsehoods that may be put in cir
culation by the Locofocos on the
eve of the election: Ve hare
been informed that a prominent
Locofoco of Jackson township
has ordered ONE lIIINDREp copies
if the Globe of next week for
circulation in that township. Look
out therefore, for falsehoods and
FORGERIES Of all kinds.
0:11` The statement of Mr, Gough, the celebrated
Temperance Lecturer, may be found on our cuter
page. All should recollect that it is "hutnan to err,
but God-like to forgive." We hope this eloquent
gentleman may again take the field in behalf of the
glorious principles of Temperance.
( . 0. We have been authorized by Mr. SA R,
STEVENS to withdrew his bathe gm • candidate
for the office of County Treasurer.
ecr The Canonical consecration of the Rev.
ALorozo POTTER, D. D., as Bishop of the Diocese
of Pennsylvania, took place on Tuesday of last
week, in Philadelphia.
cj• ILL Schnener, Esq., has disposed of the
.Gettysburg Star," to Mr. D.A. Buehler, by whin
it will he hereafter conducted. Mr. B. is said to ho
a gentleman of ability, a thorough Whig, and a
practical printer. He is also a young man, and we
earnestly wish him success la his undertaking.
Give us your hand, brother Buehler.
cO• The cat's paw of a Mr. James Bume.
who publishes the Lewistown Democrat, pounced
upon us in his last paper, with one of the low bred
epithets which are in common Unl among Locofoco
editor., because we asserted that Mr. Burns could
write his name. We were so informed, but as the
Democrat denies the charge, we cheerfully make
the correction.
oz We have been informed by a respectable gen
tleman from Hollidaysburg, a member of the Native
Association of that place, that at the time of the
formation of said Association, the editors of the
Standard and Register were requested to publish the
proceedings of the meeting, and that they both re
fused' This, too, by presses professing to be loon !
This new party has no press in this county, and we
have only to say to them that, notwithstanding we
are opposed to their organization, we will cheerfully
publish their proceedings, at any time that they may
desire us to do so. Our press is and shafibe FREE.
THE Binea RESTORED TO Siorer.--Dsvin
Gir.seirr, Professor of Surgery, in the Pennsylva
nia Medical College, of Philadolphia, a few weeks
since achieved a grand triumph in Ophthalmic'Sur
gery•. Mrs. Entrekin, of Hopewell township, Hun
tingdon county, aged 68 years, had been partially
blind for years; one of her oyes was totally blind
from Cataract, which by the skill of the oculist was
restored to vision sufficient for all needful purposes.
Very little pain was caused by the opperation.
When the instrument was withdrawn from the
Eye, instantly a variety of objects were distinctly
observed. At present large print can be read with
!witty. It is the first operation of the kind ever
erformed successfully in Huntingdon county.
The particulars of the above case were furnished
us by Dr. H. Orlady who gave the after treatment.
Vie have since been informed that Mr. Entri
ken, the wealthy and generous husband of Mrs.
Entreken, presented Professor D. Gilbert with the
into of five hundred dollars, as a recompense for
the incalculable benefit derived from the opera
tion. •
Z.- The Aqueduct below Jackstown was burn
ed down on last Monday week; supposed to be the
work of an incendiary. We hod thin information
previous to our last paper going to press, but in the
hurry of making up ow form neglected to insert it.
We ore informed that arrangements are making
to have a temporary construction up in the course
of two'weeke, sufficient to pass boat.. We hope
A Third face oa "Janus."
Our readers : have all been made acquainted with
the manner in which "Janus" acted towards his
friends and neighbors last winter, when he went to
Harrisburg as the opponent of the division of the
county, and While there corresponded with oppo
nyits of that 'measure in this place, inducing them
to believe he was doing all he could in opposition
thereto, When in truth, as was afterwards discover
ed, he was tiling Whatever influence he poseessed
in favor of the division!' This be has never denied
since the discovery ha's heat made in such a way
that the truth may be brought horne to him.
It wee strongly suspected Wheii he was nomina
ted, that he would have two ficisone for the
friends of division, and another for the opponents.
Ile has been traversing the county for about three
weeks; and it Is now ascertained to 11 certainty that
he has hot only the two facet above referred to, bat
also another which has been furnished hint by the
Globe, his mouth-piece. He can now cult himself
to every class—yet he is very sly, and do one can
see more than one of his faces at tho same time.
To some he presents a face very favorable, as the
people of Hollidaysburg and vicinity know—so
very favorable indeed that it is said sonic of the
Whigs will allow themselves to be bell-ed into his
support in preference to Mr. M'Murtrie, one of the
Whig nominees for the same office. To others he
can present a face of opposition, as some of the
people in this neighborhood and others can vouch.
And to others ho can present a face of "perfect in
differenee," which has of late been seen in various
parts of the county. The latter face seems to take
the best in some places and is thought to suit best
to the constant notes of his organ—"stick to the
ticket, TOE Nbubta: Tient?, AND NOTHING
BUT THE TICKET!" and its sublime chorus—
QULATIONSt" The Standard men too, those sec
ond fiddlers of the tri-fliced "Janus," seem to have
gotten the ct.e, and hate teased their hostility to
Mr. Brettster on account of his opposition to the
"mooted local question," and now assail and op
pose him bitterly solely on account of his LOCO
"Janus" already reels like a "whipped chicken"
, -he knows he cannot be electbd td thb Legisla
ture; but then, that imiT IN tONonses, he thinks,
can be gained only by a GREAT DEMON
STRATION; and hence this three faced end,
and his tour to every nook and corner bfthe county;
cc,- It is characteristic of the Locofoco leaders
and editors in this couhty to pounce upon all strait
gers who may locate among them. Whether this
is a principle of modern democracy, or not, we will
not say; but it is far different from the mariner in
which we were taught to treat strangers. bur
feeders know that we Pitched our tent here in the
early part of August—that we purchased the
Journal establishment with the intention of making
this our permanent home. We avowed ourself a
Whig, and promised to advocate Whig principles
and support Whigs for offices here as we had done
elsewhere on all occasions. llaving had consider
able acqttaintance with the Locofoco party, as well
so with the rules of .31731110 h decency and proprie
ty, we expected to be treated in accordance with
those rules by all parties; and while we did not
look for any thing more than this, we anticipated
nothing less. In this, however, we wore mistaken.
The Locofoco editors, nithough ih the county but a
little while longer than ourself, at once treated us
as an interloper—as one *lnt had no right to know
or say a word in relation to any matter or question i
whatever; and upon this they harped week after
work, until now, as if they considered their readers
of such capacity as to be able to hold but one idea,
and this one idea they seemed to think required
constant hammering and clinching to make it stick
in their noddles. Last week, however, they got it
into their heads that their readers could compre
hend another idea; and straightway they raised the
cry that they, these honorable editors, had been
most egregiously disappointed in the idea they had
formed of us when we came among them. They
had anticipated they say, an ' , honest and gentle
manly opponent in politics." Indeed! then they
had not anticipated us to follow their example. As
they have started the new idea, we hope they will
hammer and cilia& that Until they get tired of it--
but whatever they do, we hope they will never
approve of our course in polities, for that would
nulls us to death!
a: A POOll, PITIATILE, warsitsu WFIELP has
furnished the Standard with nearly a cclumn of
sickly senseless "editorial" matter, headed "The
Huntingdon Journal." The addle•paled writer of
the Standard again sees
"Gorgons, and Hydras, and Chimeras dire,"
when his mind's eye is turned towards Hunting
don; for here he sees "an unscrupulousand irrespon
sible clique;" and more than this, he sees us "ad.
ministering weekly to its vitiated appetites." This,
of course, he considers dishonest and ungentleman
ly on our part. But the disordered state of his
mind prevented the writer from discovering that
the latter portion of his piece of nonsense chimes
badly with the commencement, for before he gets
through, his imagination metamorphoses us into an
"automaton," a mere man of wood, in the hands of
"a broken down partisan!" The friends or next of
kin of the writer of the Standard editorials ought to
petit!on the court for a writ de lunutico inquirendo,
and get a committee appointed to take charge of his
portion and the foundry!
oi.The Locos of the Dauphin and Northum-
berland senatorial district have two candidates for
Senator in the field. The Conferees of Dauphin
having nominated John M. Foster, Esq., and those
of Northumberland, Wm. Dewart.
Our friend■ of the Harrisburg Argue and
Democratic Union are calling loudly upon the par
ty to heal up their difficulties and prevent the
Whigs from pining the ascendency in the Senate.
Our opinion to that old Denny can beat the best
man the locos can bring out, single handed, and
we would therefore advise our Loco friends to keep
both candidates in the field to suit both factions in
their party, and in that way they will stand some
chance of getting a plurality against the Vt hip in
the district. We merely make the suggeation.
Rally, Freemen, Rally!
It is hoped that every Whig and Antimasonic
voter in this noble county will rally to the polls on
the second Tuesday of October, and vote theii
whole ticket, from Canal Commissioner down to
County Auditor. RemeMber that every vote cast
for Capt. SAMUEL D. KARNS will he for reform
on the public works and against excessive taxation ;
while every vote cast for Jim. Bun. , will be
against reform and for a continuance of the present
corrupt management of the public improvements,
and consequent heavy taxation. And every vote
given to the "Native," will be thrown away! as
the contest is now between the two old parties.
The Locofocos have had the control of our railroads
and canals Without interruption since 1888—they
have beenme high-roads of rascality and sinks of
corruption—an expense to the Commonwealth,
and profitable to, no one except the officers on them.
It is high time there should be a change—let it be
gin now--Capt. Karns is a man "honest and caps;
ble," as far above the Locofoco nominee in point of
capacity as the Kentucky Giant is above Tom
Thumb in stature:
Rally to the polls and prevent LecofoconiM to
force itself into the offices in this , county. They
tell you it matters not whether a Whig or a Loco . -
foes fills the offices of Prothonotary„ Register and
Recorder, &c. or whether Whigs or rocofecoi rep
resent the county in the Legislature. Beware of
the wily enemy—trust not in their inshfrous taloa:
They seek but to entrap you. If they mica get le.
to those offices you will see them used for political
purposes. Instead of strict and unbending impar
tiality, you will discover partizan faveirittiain.
Locotecoism will be warmed and nurtured to op
pose, oppress and destroy you as a party in this
county. Your candidates are men of known in
tegrity, and undoubted qualifications for the able
and faithful discharge of the duties of the offices for
which they have respectfully been nominated. No
one complains against them—why then turn them
out? They are not office.seekers—they did not
ask for the nominations; but having received them
at the hands of your delegates, they are before you
as your candidates; and duty as well as expediency
dictates that you should stick to your ticket.
Then GO TO THE POLLS, and vote for the
Lest interests of your State and of your county;
and teach your opponents once more that there is
ohe enlightened spot in the interior of this great
Commonwealth where the Whigs eland as firm as
the Allegheny, and where Locofocoiern meets witk
defeat in every conflict.
Mr. Brewster—The Standisrd—The
The knaves who control the Standard poke the
following at the "automaton of the Huntingdon
"How is its Has Brewster abandoned the
Vl'higs, or have you abandoned the Whig nomi
nee, M'Nfiutrte? You can't serve two masters!,
Now when we look at this we are almost tempt
ed to ask these reteran father. of the county wheth
er "gulls" are plenty this year, and tvhether their
"traps" catch any, That tile} , expect their readers
i to believe that we don't go it straight for the whole
W;iig ticket we cannot believe; and that theirky
pocrisy is intended for another purpose we feel per
fectly- satisfied; for if there is one thing in our course
More plain than all others, it Is ohr Uniform, steady,
and ardent support of the 1174 ticket, the 'WHOLE
The question is asked with as much gravity as
if the inquirer were serious —"Has Brewster aban
doned the Whigs'!" and solemn echo answers--
"Now don't hear, presumptuous!' It is very evi
dent that these follows and .their masters" are
greatly troubled to see Mr. Brewster nominated by
a portion of their own party, joined by about the
same number of Whigs, who cannot be kept in
their respective party traces tvheti they consider
themselves required to pull against self-interest.
For this they borrow the name of 'Janus" to be
stow upon Mr. Brewster, thinking that thereby
t:tcy can make come of their readers believe that ho
can put on two faces on the division question.
Thus they attetnpt to deceive their readers, for it
will be borne in mind that these editors and their
"masters" are fully aware that Mr. Brewster is an
anti-division Whig on the Whig ticket, and an
anti-division Whig on tho anti-division ticket—he,
unlike their "Janus," has but 071 C face—anti-divi
sion all the time. "Oh, but," says the Globe, "the
Whigs in the true character of that tritho/y amol
galion that elected Harrison in 1840, present men
of discordant prineiplei,--aed to the upper end they
say support Mr. M'Murtrie because he is a consist
ent member of their party, and the avowed adv.
rate of division; while to the lower end they say go
it dead for Henry Brewster, the traitor, because he
is opposed to the division." Thus the Globe, no
doubt unawares, establishes what we have contend
ed for, namely, that the Whigs as a party, have
nothing to do with the division question--that it is
not one of the principles for which they contend--
and that one of their candidates is for and the other
against the measure.
These hypocritical editors were silly ehoUgh to
pretend at ono time that they thought Mr. Brews
ter ought to decline the nomination at the hands of
the Whig party—at another time they really
thought that Mr. M'Murtrie Would decline his
nomination—and then again they feigned that they
thought it the duty as well as the policy of Mr.
Brewster, though an anti-division man, to insult
the anti-division men by declining hie nomination
at their hands.
But the Standard wants to know whether we
have abandoned Mr. M'Murtrie. We refer the
.'presumptuous" slaves and their masters to the
ticket at the head of this paper, and to all our edito-
rial articles on the eubjsct from week to week, for
our answer. These Blares tell us, boastingly, we
can't serve two masters! We know toe cannot—
nor can we acre, one. But therm boasting doves
CAN serve two mestere, or more, end they DO
And now, having answered your "presumptu
ous" inquiries in all candor, veteran fathers, will
you have the goodness to inform us in the name
public manner, whether Alexander Gwin, Enquire,
attorney at law, is for or against the division of the
county, that question which above all others seems
to perplex you; and whether the said Mr. Uwin
hod abandoned the ' , democrats" when he went
with the" Workingmen's party" against the ''Law
yar Ticket" and "Lawyer influence of Hunting
don," or whether the' , democrats" abandoned him.
Also, whether he is for or against the Tariff—Dis
tribution—the sale of the Public Woika, &e.
NOTICE.--The 14th Election district named in
the Sheriff's proclamatien is composed of ..Old"
Springfield township, and includes, now, both Clay
and Springfield townships, of which the citizens of
said townships are requested to take notice.
(CrThe Pittsburg "Morning Ariel" has been
discontinued. It was an ably cOnducted little pa
per. We hope friend Ton. will get afloat again.
Great Whig Meeting.
The lA'higs of the City and ~County of Phila
delphia assembled in Town Meeting, on Tuesday
night last, at the Indian Polo, Fourth street. The
meeting is spoken of by the papers as having been
immense. Addresses wore delivered by Josiah
Randall, Esq., Joseph It. Chandler, and E. Joy
Morris, and others, and the following spirit-stirring
preamble and resolutions were passed. We be
speak for them a careful reading.
Whereas, The fate of, every free government in
the past is to be ascribed to the criminal apathy of
its hottest well-wishers, to the love that will not la
bour and the devotion that is expressed by a sigh
for its danger without an effort for its support; and
whereas, th 6 signs of the times are pregnant of evils
to our country, fearful, perhaps fatal in their char
acter, and it is the moral and solemn duty of every
good men to exercise his political rights with an
intelligent vigilance and a resolute lidelity.--There
fore-- ,
. .
Resolved, That we invoke every hire Whig, by
his recollection of the past and his hopes of the fit
ture, by all that he owes to his country and his race,
to truth and to right, to come forth and do his ditty
all his duty, in the coming contest.
Resolver!, That he, who. ha's Once, iif eitiueeily
and faith, sustained the Whig principles, can
er cease to be a Whig•; that those principles have been
cherished by the just and mighty Of tha land, from
Washington to Clay; that (heir odftesS has bC'en
sunlight to our country; and that, evori iii {he night
of their eclipse, their existence hoe give 4 life and
reflected light to the land; that at this inotherSt our
Republic has no hope that does riot rest upon
them—and that, believing this, to abandori them
is to abandon our country.
Resolved. That we will never ahrindon that cause;
that the Whig principles arc broad as our country,
and bright as her destiny ; that they were twin
born with American Freedom, were rocked in the
same cradle, will share the same glory, or rest in
the same grave. That till truth itself can change,
they will be immutable; and 80 Will toe. To the
latest, the Whig creed shall be cherished in our
hearts, and the Whig banner shall float above us.
Resolved, That we believe the present to be a
struggle not for party triumph alone, but for party
existence; that there can be but two great parties
in the country, and, be the other what it may, the
Whig party shall be one of them; that the Whigs
ate a majority of the people; that fidelity, organi
zation and effort are alone required to secure Bot
tom; and that, to such fidelity, organization and
effort, do the Whigs of the Third District, one and
all, pledge themselves.
Resolved, That we entreat those of the Whigs
who have been led oft by other issues, to the sup
port of a local, short-lived and fragmentary faction,
to return to the party whose principles and organi
sation are co-e *pith ybo. wrilaaa
steed embraces the whole • constitution and the
whole country—covers and protects all classes, sects
and interests, and secured to us, entire and spotless,
the heritage of, our fathers.
Resolved, That the success of a third party—
were such success pbasible—must be local, and
therefore barren of results; that even if national, it
would leave every issue for which the Whig. have
contended, to chance or to rein I that the eye of
that party is fixed upoh a single measure among
thousands, a single thread in the tissue of a nation's
policy, a grain of sand upon the shore of a conti
nent—while the grand principles and measures for
which the patriots of the land have so long strug
gled, are left disregarded, undefined and unprotected
—to the accidents of faction and the passions of
Resofretl, That the preseht administration has
realized cohr worst fears of Loco Foco domination;
that the Whig party in power maintained, by hon
orable councils, an honorable peace with all nation.,
and that Loco Focoism has clouded our horizon
with rising ware, and turned the resources of the
nation from domestic improvetnent to foreign ag
gression ; that the Whigs, by the Whig Todd, res•
cued the land from wide-spread ruin and poverty,
and that Loco Focoism has officially decreed the
repeal of the Tariff; that the Whigs, by their
every principle and measure, restrained executive
power, encouraged official purity and economy, ad•
vanred and protected domestic industry, and, more
than all, cherished and kept bright the chain of our
I national union; hut, tinder Loco kocoism, the
wave of executive usurpation has swept beyond its
utmost former mark, official corruption has swelled
to bursting, and the Union, by a wanton disregard
of the conciliatory spirit of the Constitution, has
been corroded with the rust of deeper and darker
animosities than the patriot ever before lamented.—
That with interests and duties so Illgh and holy be
tela it, the Whig party will not be turned aside
from its cares, by any petty or momentary issue,
hat will stand fast—the same now an when the
mighty arm of WASHINGTON leaned upon it for
Resolved, That the Whig party Is Acrixt the
parent, champion and hope of the Whig Tariff;
that the defeat of the one is the downfall of the
other; and that ho who votes against the Whig
ticket, votes against the Tariff--against the pros ,
perity that brightens our whole land--against the
interests that maintain--the comforts that cheet—
the bread that feeds his own family. That we in
voke those who, in the meleee enjoyment of the
fruits of Whig policy, think not of the danger that
impends over them, to remember the gloomy period
which preceded the TaritT—when the mechanic and
manufacturer begged for leave to toil, and then de
termine if he can vote for those who would, by the
repeal of the Tariff, raise from its grave the free
trade police and its melancholy train of conse
Resolved, That the Whig Conference have pre
sewed for the support of the people, candidates of
whom all parties are proud—men, who in point of
merit and qualification, have few equals and no su
perior.; that with such candidates, our success will
be a double triumph--one, in which our opponents
themselves will secretly rejoice.
Resolved, That not only are our principles and
interests as patriots sod Whigs, but our heart's are
in the cause ; that we know we can triumph, if we
will ; and that we hereby pledge ourselves to do
our duty -•—our whole duty—••on the second Tues
day of October.
oc). The . 7 tirtterri6ed Democracy" of Clarion
held a meeting the other week, which ended in a
etorni. One of their number was rode out of the
Court Howie " eittin' on a rail!" Good !
[ar nua,zer.]
Extract of a letter to a gentleman in Huntingdon,
from Adolphus Patterson,.one of the anti-divi
sion candidates for Aisembly.
"It may be said that I am in favor of a division
provided the boundary lines composing the new
county were so made as to produce a hope that
Williamsburg might become the county seat. I
must admit that I felt favorable to a division for
some time previous to last winter, from causes of
that kind, but at the same time I was then, and
always have been opposed, upon general principles,
to the division of counties.
Some of the bad effects of division are to be
found in the fact of an increased rate of taxation,
which is certain to follow; and also an accumula
tion of litigation, while the benefits are extended
but to a few to the injury of the many.
I am decidedly opposed to any division of Hun
tingdon county, and think my course last winter
in Harrisburg is sufficient to confirm it.
Respectfully Yours,
Sept. 29, 1845. A. PATTERSON.
Rot/ the ioaetetioil Talk.
It is sometimes wise to take advice even froth an
enemy. And we copy the following article from
the Democratic Union at Harrisbtill, to show our
Whig friends how their opponents manage thatte.ite.
From the Harrisburg Union.
off our principles are to be sustained, atia the
great MCOSUrCIi of the party to be conauthmated,
the first duty of every Democrat is to give his cor
dial support to the neerisn NOMINATIONS of the
party. Vote the ticket, Without erasing or chart.
ging a single name, and yob will have the setisfac
non of knowing ybu Kaye done your duty. It
should be remembered that it is not the men for
whom we vote, but his and Our own principles that
he represents. Tlie Suppbit of regular nomina
tion. in an old practice with us and has given the
democracy victory ih many severe contests. It is
essential to our organitatlori—'o our success—and
to break the rule bag ever been considered disorga
nization. Would it be less so now ? The support
of regular nominations Is a part of the democratic
creed, and safe and salutary in practice : then let
Sll our nominations be sustained by the entire
strength Of the party."
CO" tAiSII.II M. CLAY ii deteratined to contin
ue the publication of hie True American. He has
pablislied a reply to el letter from a committee of
hie friends in Cincinnati, in which, in bold and
airring language, he heaps invective upon those
4hO nrcke ifp his estalnslitnent, and proclaims his
unfaltering determination to continue to fight for
the abolition of Slavery in his native State. We
copy tl;e concluding paragraphs of his reply:—
~ "With regard to thn . Preas, *mild briefly re
mark, that my banner, "God and Liberty," will
never be sthick: ,
--- ihoegb;;VerpoweiCd by numbers, I have the
same uncon4uerabio wilt and defiant spirit as
though the day had pot gone against me. It is for
those who fight for the wrong, to despper in defeat
shall ;Yet tfirongh mortification," as my
enemies would have it. I trust.l shall yel f live to
see those who, on the )4tft of. August, 1845, rose
in arms, overpoWered the ei‘4laUtliorities and (War
threw the constitutional liberties of the State, and
established on its ruins an irresponbie despotism,
hurled from their usurped places 9f fancied secuti
ty, and Kentucky yel made free ,
If, however, this be a Vain hope, skill I will not
repine, for I should feel pretuler to have fallen with.
her honor, than to have ingleriouusly iiiUtophed
with my enemies over the grave of the liberties of
my country.
With gratitude
o r frie ndand b
and adm o i admiration',
e n; , ,
U. Al. 6/..41.-
ward Everett, with his family, arrived in this
yesterday, in the steamer Britannia, from Liverpool.
After an absence of four years from his country,
during which time he has represented our nation
at the Court of Great Britain, Mr. Everett has re
turned to his home. At the highest foreign Court
helms discharged the important functions of his
diplomatic station with great assiduity, discretion,
and ability—and it may be said, with the utmost
truth that in the I;fe of distinguished men who
have successively represented these United States
at the British Court, none have served their Coun
try more faithfully, discharged all their duties more
diligently, or borne themselves with more honor
and ability than Mr. Everett. We cordially wel
come him, on his return to his country and his
friends.—Doston Atlas.
The Reading (Pa.) Journal of Saturday nays:—
Yesterday, as the passenger cars front Philadelphia
were coming up the Road, when opposite Conse
hocken, the train was thrown off the regular track
by an open switch, and came in collision with am
oral coal cars on the side track.—A Young man
named William Sharp, engaged in one of the shops
of the Reading Depot, Who, With another, Was
standing on the platform of the cars at the time,
was crushed by the collision, and instantly killed.
The other, whose name we did not learn, was se
riously injured. The remains of Mr. Sharp were
brought to this borough with the train. He was a
worthy, and exemplary young man, and has left a
wife to mourn his loss. It is said the switch was
turned by some one residing in the vicinity of the
disaster. Carelessness of this kind should be se ,
verely punished.
STRICT CoNstnecTi os.--Soine genius has been
construing the now Post Office Law in a way that
Would rejoice the heart of a Virginia Abstraction
ist. The law says that single letters may be con
veyed," for any distance under three hundred miles,
five cents; and for any distance over three hun
dred miles, ten cents." Those letters that are sent
a distance neither over nor under, but just three
hundred miles, of course go free! So that every
one who lives just 300 miles from any other body,
has the franking privilege ! I
We learn from the Hagerstown News,
that a respectable white man, by the name
of Merchant, was murdered in NVashington
county, on the sth ult,, by one of a gang of
colored men.
(c7 - The compahy organized fot the purpeibe of
extending the Magnetic Telegraph between the
Eastern Cities and the Valley of the Mississippi, is
styled 'The Atlantic, Lake and Mississippi Tele
graph Company.'—Henry H. Sclden, Esq., of Al
bany, has been recently elected President; Henry
O'Kelley, Secretary; and George Damon, Treasur
er. The Telegraph will be extended to Harris
burg by the lat of December.
Mr. Clay returned home from the White Sul
phur Springs, a few weeks since, in fine health and
Arrival of the Britannia.
The Britannia arrived at Boston on Friday at
11 o'clock.
By this arrival we have both London and Liver
pool mere to the 4th Met.
The weather, which has for some time been
stormy, and which it was feared would greatly in
jure the growing crops and retard the harvest, bed
suddenly changed for the better, and there was a
fair prospect of abundance. Every interest was
feeling the advantage of restored confidence.
The state of trade was in moat respects satisfac
tory. The demand for all the leading staple.,
whether Sugar, Coffee, Wool or Cotton, was cc
steady as to indicate a healthy consumption, and
the supplies were sufficient to check any exorbitant
For money there win no particular inquiry, and
it appears that the banks have a good deal of cur
plus cash at their disposal. The Bank of England
has bad its private deposits lessened by upwards of
a million sterling, arising from the Accountant
General's withdrawal; and the circulation and bul
lion of this establishment have also been slightly re
There is a complete famine in Poland, so that no
supplies of Wheat can he expected from that quer-
Prom Germany we learn that the religious dis
ferbances at Leipaic have not been renewed, and
that the popular irritation has been allayed by the
proMpt compliance with the request of the
eitiiens regard to a commission of inquiry.
A Paris letter of August 15th says—" Rumors
are daily acquiring ctihsistency of fears entertained
of Queer' Vletoria'e sanity:"
The ti4s fibs! Ireland ii not important.—The
Ulster *tali are protvdedwith announcements
respecting the general organi zation of the Orange
Society, and especially in reference to the demon
stration that took ,placo in Lisburil, Criunty Town,
on Wednesday, the 20th Ultimo.
Tanntric Wpinutyinn, 7 -There line bean a
terrific whirlwind on the continent. Its effect in
Holland was alinost as severely fElt, as in France.--.
At Rouen, however it seems to have expended its
greatest violence. In that city three axterisive than=
ufactories were destroyed by the whirlwind, , while
all the hands were at worli . ; not , less then 00 per
none of all ages perished in the ruins, and 10 went
thereby wounded.
Heavy Robbery,
Mr. E. C. Davidson, of Marion, Ohio, had hie
pocket-book, containing about 7,000, cal from his
vest pocket, at the Holliday -street Theatre, in Bar
timore, on the night of the 12th ultimo. Mr. D. id
a drover, and had recently sold a drove of cattle in;
Lancaster and the adjoining counties. He arrived
in Baltimbre thet evening, and was to start in the
care for the west hext Morning, and did not think it
worth while tb seeirre his money in hank or else
where. He did not miss the pocket book until he
was ',beat to retire to rest. A reward of ►5500, is
offerea for its recovery.
Riots in Philadelphia.
there has been again a aerie. of riots among the
firemen at Philadelphia', and aevera I fights have ta
ken place between rival cOrtiaanies, in which many
persons store severely injured, and a good deal of
fire aiii3iirneue Destroyed. A riuMber of the rioter.
have been arrested, and bills found against theca ;
and at the last account, quiet had been reitored.
for - Fr-
are indebted to a gentleman of thin city, who aril ,
ved leaf night in the Care from the East, for the
folloWing particulars of the burning of the new
iron steamer Bangor. The Bangor left Boston or'.
statirditS , afternoon for the Penobscot, with 43 pas.:
angers, as'i freiert 4alued at 20,000. On Sunday
ahem' 4 o'clock P. A 7 f., she took fire in a bulk head,
near the boiler, ail the dimei spreading with grind
rapidity, she was eon itaiMie at Islettboro', on the
East end of Long Wand, 6b*Filt - 7 miles below Cae:
tine. The pristiengets acid crew ell got safely on
shore, and the gMatei pert of the baggage war
saved. All the freight and consumable parts of
the boat were treatrayed. ft ie attriricieed that there
was no insurance, either on the boat oF freight.
Lieut. Foss, of the revenue cutter Veto, wed
lying at Castine, immediately rkoceeded with the'
cutter to the assistance of the Dangoi, and brought'
the passengers back to Castine.—/foiton Atlas.
FEAnrci, Estrruaysitc.—Theni *se an earth
quake in the early part of the eumkner, in the proi , '
ince of Horan, in China, which demolished about
10,000 houses, killing upwards of 4,000 people!,
The IJon. Wre. C. I'REBTON, of South Cafolinti;
at the last ad vices, was lying dangerously ill of con':
geative fever, a t Abington, Va.
There is a peat deal of distressing fever pre
vailing in Virginia, this fall, particularly on the
upper Potomac, and in Bedford, Campbell, Char_
lotto and Halifax counties. In Bedford, particular
ly, the disease has been dreadfully fatal.
Stephen B. Foster and Abby Kelly, the anti
slavery lecturers, were married in Ohio on the 18th
of last month.
The subscription. to the stock of the New Yorit .
and Erie Railtoad, are steady increasing in amount
and is now stated that over $2,000,000 have been
taken. At the present rate of progress, the whole
amount will soon be subscribed for.
rry.The ashes of Daniel Boone and wife, which
sometime elhce were brought from Mi./loud, at the
request of the town of Frankfort, were re-interred
in the new cemetery near that town on Saturday
week. An immense concourse of people, number
ing, it is mid, ten thousand, were in attendance to
witness and assist in the mremoniesand pageantry
of the occasion. The funeral oration was delivered
by the Hon. John J. Crittenden.
rho Rev. Mr. Samaras., pastor of the Church
of St. Vincent de Paul, of Baltimore, died un Mon•
day before last. This is the second pastor thst
Church has lost in the past year. Mr. Gildea, the
former pastor, died a few months ago.
' vellor relates, on the authority of a pri
vate letter from Canton, that a Spanish
schooner of about 100 tons, the Quarts
roon, of Manilla4which stood on a fishing
excursion on the shoals of the China seas,
has found a large amount of treasure on
the West Loudon shoal. The Captain
states that he observed an anchor arid
chain, which he traced till he found a
wreck, when he sent down divers who
brought up large quantities of a metal
which they called lead, but which he knew
to be Svcee silver. In this way about
8175,000 in these ingots of silver was re