Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, March 25, 1846, Image 2

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Wednesday, March 25, 1816.
Democratic Whig Candidate For
Canal Commissioner
rrj"" The Canal Commissioners have appointed
John NI. Cunningham Collector of Tolls at Hun-
At'Key, Collector of Tolls at Lewis.
Public Discussion:
It will be aeon by a notice published in our col ,
arum, that a public diriconion it to take place be
tween J. Fewell Stewart rind A. K. Cornyn,
on Friday evening next, on the tendencies of the
Times. This is an interesting subject, end one
that we are all interested in; we would therefore
suggest to all who con make it convenient, that if
they desire to know whether the present ago is on
the advance or retrogade, to beat :he Court House
on Friday evening, es the subject is in the hoods of
gentlemen whose attainments will enable thetn to
do it ample justice.
Election of Sudge and Inspectors.
The first Gun from Old Hintingdon sinre
.she has been mutilated by Mr. Gwen
and his Locolaco albes.
The election in this district on Friday la=t fur We make the following extract from a letter to
Judge and Inspectors, rewind in a glorious victory the Canal Board, from Mr. Ole's, the Supervisor of
for the Whigs. A result so cheering to the friends j the line from tire Rope Ferry to Augw• s Dam,
of the good cause, has not taken place here, we be• dated Mifffintown, March 19, 19IG:
hers, since the palmy days of Jacksoniem. It is “I our happy to inform the Board, that I hove
jinn returned from a survey of the damage on this
the more cheering because of the means
il a i:/ c ia r i 3 o r n ra , l by n t o he lat r e flo i nd. ari My estimate to repair
the enemy to retain their power, the Judge and the j as
Inspector being againet us, and the W big Inspec- about $5,000, including ne mater c i jo artoo t l o s, it ice ‘ . vi 'l ll 'l c re o r s i t .
for being abeent, the Locerfoccer, in true partizan is little or no damage done shove Lewis-town; the
etyle, but in defiance of the known wishes of the har t '''' s below that place suffered the most."
voters and the law, nppointed the most anscrupu• lie goes on to say, that the line under his su
perintendence will he ready for navigation try the
lours Locofocn to fill the vacancy; so that the whole
election board, with the exception of one clerk, who beginning of next week.
has no voice in the matter, were rank Locefoc3e! j We have no reliable information in relation to
the main line of canal west of the mountains to
:Nor is this all: this same tweeter had a pile of
Pittsburg, but from the reports of the flood at the
Locofoco tickets close by the ballot boxes—end ,
latter point we judge that the injury there cannot
thus was enabled to act in the double weeny of j
an officer of the election and electioneerer for the j be very great.
We, Be xecn
Locofoco party, retiring the whole day. Vet not. { A letter front a reliable source, dated Lock Haven,
withstanding all this, and the fact, too, that the I jj
states that the schute at the Dunnstown Dam has
Locofecos had scoured the town the day previous,
been very much injured, and rendered immitigable
dtstributing their tickets and urging their party
Cam: ,
turn for the present. The canal for some distance be
out, our candidate for Judge, H.
F. low that place has suffered considerable damage.
ante, who was opposed by hisLocofoco brother,
received a majority of 4 votes in this hitherto Loco- ii p
N N Di vision A D fc ll) f h o a r s nu s u u s in that d
loco borough, and a majority of 3in so mach ref the the l S b u n setha er n v it is TDi n vi t s h int o
hitherto Locofoco township of Henderson, as be- I very considerably. From Milton on the West
longs to the tint election district, a d all the vote s j Branch Divieion dot, that stream, and the Sus
cast in that
pa,rt of gallant walk,
which belong. j (a nal lanve
to Dunean'a Island, the hanks of the
brea T e. ryzi d i:h i t i vas he washed, and have aev
to the same district. Our candidate for Inspector, '
stet serious
A. 'W. Benedict, Esq., was of course elected, run- chanical work is all standing, ttvitlh' but
the theex ceptTeon
rung G votes ahead of the Locofoco Inspector in I of two small culverts, near Liverpool which have
this borough. i been washed out. Hi impression is, that the re-
The following is the whole vote given for each I pairs can he made in twenty days.
cendldate in the district:
In regard to this Brunch we have no reliable
Judge—M. F. Campbell, (whig) ' ‘ t information, as to the extent of the damage, but
John Pt. Campbell, (Loco) ; we have every reason to believe it is of a
121 se rious
Inspectors -- A. W. Benedict, character, as the river at Wilkesbarre is stated to
A. S. Harrison, 124 I have been higher than it had been for the last fin
fie far na wo have heard from other districts in j years.
the county, rho indications are very favorable to In addition to the above, the loss to private prop
the Whig cause. It is evident that the people ere erty in every direction, has been very great.
awakening to the absurdity of Locofoco doctrines,
and the hypoctiey of all their professions, The
result of the election last fall and the eubsequent
division of our county, has no doubt opened the
eyes of many; and we feel assured that the adhe
rents to Locofocoism in thin county may prepare
themselves next full for at least EIGHT II I;N
-DRED majority front the mangled remains of old
persecuted, but ever faithful Huntingdon; and also
to see their corrupt party torn to fragtnents in the
State. The handwriting is on the wall, end it re.
quires no astrologer to interpret it. Let every
Whig be at his post, fully prepared, on the eecond
Tuesday of October next, and the strength of Lo
cofocoism will be prostrated in the duet.
Mounts Towmuaie..—We have just received a
letter from a friend in Morris, enclosing the returns
of their township election. It is all 0. K.--the
whigs electing every thing, but constable and one
inspector end one Auditor. Robert Kinkead, Esq.
woo elected Judge, and Geo. Davis, end Joseph
Isenberg, Inspectors. Nathaniel Lytle was elected
Justice of the Peace.
In the new township of Catharine, in Blair
county, the Locos made an effort to elect the offi
cers, but we are informed by a gentleman who cell
ed at our office from that township, that the whip
rallied and made a clean sweep--electing all whip
officere. Well done, Kale.
Borough Officers,
The following is a list of the new borough offi
cers elect--the MIKI.IIOII being for the township of
Henderson and the borough of Huntingdon, viz:
Constable.—Thos. L. States.
Overseers of the Poor.--W m. 1.. Snyder, and
Wm. H. King.
Moo/ Direetors.—Geo. Taylor, Wm. B. Zeig
ler and James Gvrin.
Assessor.—Jumes Simpson.
Assistant Asseaaors.—Daeid Black and Paul
Samuel R. Boggs was elected constable in Hen•
Jerson township.
Gov. Shunk, in hie profound wierlom, hes vetoed
the bill chartering a Cotton Manufactory in Lon-
The Late Flood.
Our readera will find on our first page a graphic
account of the late extraordinary flood on the Busi
queltaana, taken from the Pa. Telegraph extra. Tt
exceeds everything since the memorabb flood of
The damage to our canala,we are happy to learn,
is not so great as was at first anticipated. We dip
the following front the Pa. Reporter, the editor of
that paper having received the information whfch
it containe front the Secretary to the Canal Roar&
We are informed that a letter has been received
from the Supervisor on the Delaware Division,
dated at Easton, on the 17th inst., in which he
states that ho has examined the lino from Bristol
to Easton, all the way through, and from liristol to
Newhope the damage done by tho :ate flood to the
State Canal is but slight and can be repaired in ten
days, at an expense of not over $BOO. Front Now
hope to Easton, the canal has been considerably
trace damaged; but much loon than was anticipated
before the teeter fa. 'Fite chief part of the injury
on this portion of the lino is to the bunks of the
canal by washing—the protection walls and me
chanical work stood well, and are not much in
jured. ITo states that ho has made srrangements
for completing the repair needed at tiro earliest
, practicable moment, and expects to have the nevi
gation opened in about four weeks after the date of
lain letter.
Evil- sax DIV/Moly.
The Supervisor on the Eastern Division from
Columbia to the Rope Ferry on the Juniata, fifteen
miles above the junction at Duncan's Island, re
ports that he has examined his line thoroughly, and
that ',with the exception of two Tensor the Clark's
Ferry Bridge gone,) the damage has been slight—
and that he has made arrangements which will en
mire the opening of navigation on his division,
frorn this placo to the Rope Ferry, by the middle
of next week. The breach near Columbia, owing
to the difficulty of procuring suitable material to
repair it, will perhaps require emno days longer.
On the Schuylkill, near Philadelphia, a boatman
named A uguatua Bechtel was drowned, in attempt.
ing to recure a canal boat which got °shift loaded
with plank.
A correspondent of the U. S. Gazette, writing
from Milton dated lith inst., gives the intelligence
of the death of Thomas Foltner and son, formerly
of that place, and a young man named Gandy.—
They were attempting to cross the mouth of Tur
tle Creek, in Union county, on the West Branch,
to secure some property belonging to the Farmers'
Company store, of which Mr. Fulmer had charge,
whin the mill dam a short distance above gave
way, and brought a volume of six or seven feet of
water upon them, overturning their boat, and bury
ing them beneath the foaming element.
Mrs. Foliner had secompanicd them with alight
to thu creek, to light them over, and witnessed her
sad bereavement; her frantic cries, and calls to her
husband and son to come to her, were truly heart-
The body of young Gundy was found on Saw
day but the bodies of the father end eon have not
yet been recovered. It is supposed they wero car
ried out into the river.
A letter to the came paper dated Danville, March
16, mates the freshet on the North Branch to have
been very distructive. The bridges at Danville,
Cattawissa, end the old Northumberland bridge,
which crossed the North Pranch to the Sunbury
side were all swept away. After closing the letter
the writer adds the following postcript
'ride poople of Suubury were engaged!
on Saturday to secure their by an
enbankment front bring overflowed ; but
it is rumored this morning that the em
j thinkinedit broke through, causing a great
toss of property, and the !instil several
lives. The new Nortliumberlanil bridge,
octave ascertained through a spy glass,
is yet standing.
We learn from the Pittsburz American,
i that the water in the Allegheny river use
on Sunday before last to 23i feet, but
soon began to fall. There was no rise in
the Monongahela. Null tinn . e was done.
It will be seen by the following, that the freshet
its our neighboring States has also been very great.
The Williamsport (Md.) Times al Sat
urday says—
The Potomac river is :ising very rapid
ly—great fears are entertained a 4 to the
safety of the banks of the Canal. The
Conococheague is also swelling to an im
mense height.
From the Albany Evening Atlas, Satur•
. . .
A FRKSIIET.—The heavy rain which
fell during the %%hole of last night, raised
the water in the river about three feet
since yesterday afternoon, so that it now
covers the pier and docks, and is still ri
sing very fast. The ice commenced mo
ving opposite Troy at 10 o'clock this tour
ning, the pressure front above started it
here at 1.2 o'clock, but it moved but a
abort distance. It is reported that the
Alohauk is broken op at Schenectady,
and a heavy rain has fallen at Utica, which
will doubtless soon clear the river. The
New VIII k mail ,hich leached here yes
terday was landed by steamboat at Pough
. .
5 o'clock, P. 11
P. S. The whole body of the ice is now
in motion at a rapid rate. It is now rain•
in; hard
'[RE•r.—The western train ar
rived at I!, o'clock. It waited at Syracuse
I . ol' the Rochester train, which did not ar
rive. At Oii,kany the canal Acqueduct
is pat tly carried away, and the railroad
track covered with water, ice, thither, &e.
All the bridges on the. Oriskany for a
distance of 16 wiles, have been carried
away. The down train could not get
through, and the passengers and baggage
were carried across, what was left of the
acqueduct, and put on hoard a train which
went up from Utica. Yours,
S. E. (l'A ItTER,
Pennsylvania Legislature
Correspondence of the Huntingdon
Journal., March 21, 1846.
My Dear Coptuin :—The world is jogging along
here since the flood" with so much quietness and
composure, that scarcely anything remains to dis-
tinguish the present generation from the antedilu
riuns, except the risked, and partly dilapidated,
piers of tho bridges, which were, but are nut, be
tween this side of the river and (ho Island. The
inhabitants ere"marrying and giving in marriage"
as though nothing had happened ! And the peace
able looking Susquehanna rolls past us so serenely
and quietly, that if you were here to sea her you
would scarcely believe that less than a week ago she
was roaring and foaming at so terrible a rate. The
bridge from the Island to the Cumberland shore
being uninjured, a Ferry is established communica
ting therewith, and travelling is uninterrupted.
Tho damage to the Public Works though serious
I is not so great as was at first apprehended, and the
Legislature have instituted an inquiry through the
Canal Coinini sioners, to ascertain the precise ex
' tent of the some, with a view to making immediate
provision for its repair. It is thought that not more
than threo weeks will be required to put the Main
Line and the West Branch in navigable order, but
;the North Branch has suffered more severely and
will require perhaps longer. The travelling along
the River is considerably impeded by the great des
truction of Bridges across its tributaries. The
Rail Road for three or four miles below Harrisburg
is not yet in travelling condition, having been to
tally submerged, and portions of it travelled WE
The passengers are taken to and from Highspire in
The Legislature has not done much during the
past week, except that a number of local Bills were
passed & some others of more magnitude discussed.
A Bill passed both houses authorising the rebuild
ing of the Catawissa Bridge, which was destroyed
by the recent freshet. The Committee on Banks
of the House has reported adversely on every ap
plication fee new Bank Charters, and in like man
ner upon most applications for the renewal of old
ones. They are perfectly savageroui on this sub
. .
The Bill to incorporate the Pennsylva
nia Rail Road Company, passed final rea
ding in the Rouse on Thursday last, after
having been daily under consideration
since Monday, after the morning orders
had been gone through with. It passed
nith sonic amendments which require its
return to the Senate fur concurrence
therein. The principal amendment was
one authorizing interest at the rate of five
per cent per annum to be allowed all
!stockholders on the amount paid in by
them until 50 miles of . the Road shall be
finished by the Company—the object be
ing do equity between those who pay
; their moliey at the out set and those who
eome in at the eleverth hour, when profits
are to be realized. The Bill was debated
in Senate, on the amendment, and this
morning it was postponed until Monday.
The Right of truy.—The Baltimore
and Ohio Rail Road Bill came up in or
der yesterday on second reading in the
House anti a warm discussion was had
upon it; Mr. Hill of Montgomery being the
one who spoke against it. It was advoca
ted yesterday and to-day by Messrs. Burs
rel, Magehan, Galloway, Bartholomew,
Poinroy of Fraukli n, and others. An
amendment was offered by Mr. Kunkel
providing that this act should nut go into
effect until the Ist of May 1847, and to
be null and void then it . $3,000,000 of the
stuck of the Penn'a. Rail Road Company
be subscribed, and ten per cent paid in,
and 25 miles at Harrisburg and as many
i at Pittsburg of the said Road be bona fide
put under contract for construction on or
before that day. The friends of the "right
of way , ' warmly opposed this amendment,
and the vote being taken it was agreed to.
Yeas 50, Nays 48. L send you the yeas
and nays as I consider the nays here as
constituting the entire " Right of way"
force in the House. It' so the Bill cannon
pass. The following is the rote un Mr.
11:b amendment, viz
Yr, ‘s—ill essrs. Armstrong, Bachman,
Bentz, Bird, Boyer, Burnside, Campbell,
Connor, Daly, Dolts, Knee, Fenton, For.
sph, Funston, •Owin, Haley, Hallowell,
(Montg'ry.) Hineline, Huffman, Ja
cobs, James, Keller, Kline, Kunkel, Lad.
ley, Larkin, Levan, Matthias, Merrifield,
M 'Cut M'Curley, Owen, Piollet, flu -
pert, Shuman, Snyder, Steel, Stetler,
Steuart, (Lycoming) Taggart, Thomas,
(Chester) Tice, Trego, Weest, Webb,
Wilson, Wortnan, Worrell, Patterson,
Speaker— 50.
NA y5-Messrs. Barber, Bartlmlomew,
Bossier, Bigham, Boughner, Brough,
Brackenridge, Bright, Barns, Burrell,
Chesnut, Clark, Cochran, Cross, Donald
son, Edie, Eldred, Fassett, Galloway,
Gray, Haymaker, Hilands, Hill, (Fayette)
lees, Johnson, Knox, Magellan, Means,
Mitchell, Morrison, Murphy, M'Abee,
M'Cordy, M11'141;1;1nd, Nick.
olson, Power, Putnroy, (Franklin) Pome
roy, (Mercer) Pike, Rider, Robinson,
Samuels, Starr, Stewart, (Franklin)
Strouss, Thomas, (Susq.) You Holt;
I Wadsworth-48.
The Bill was debated until adjourn
ment to-day without any further vote he•
lug taken—its friends being evidently
afraid at this time to risk a vote on the lat
A new county proposed to be erected
out of parts of Bei km, Montgomery, and
Chester, and to be called "Jackson" was
killed in the House—raised again by re•
consideration, and postponed until the Ist
of May. The Committee on Banks have
been at work busily in execulini , thoae
devoted institutions. 'they have reported
adversely on something like a dozen ap
plications for a renewal of Charters or
the granting of new ni n It is under
stood that they intend going the "entire
swine" on this subject. The Bill to re ,
peal the Charter of the Lehigh County
Bank has been referred back to that Com
, mittve with instructions to examine Moses
Y. Beach and others as witnesses. It
will be remembered that the Committee
on Banks had an investigation in relation
to this Institution, and - Dr. Samuels, the
Chairman made an ellborate report in
favor of annulling the Charter.
The Bill for an out let lock on the Del-1
aware Division of the Penn'a Canpl, has
been discussed trout time to tinittin the
Senate and is warmly pressed by seine
Senators. It is opposed as strongty by
others on the ground that it will take
trade not only from the Public Works but
to New York instead of Phi Pa. Alter
further debate today, the subject was
postponed until Monday next.
A number of private and local bills were
passed during the week, the details of
which would be altogether uninteresting
to your readers.
[i.e weather fur the last few days has
been serene and beautiful—to day the
wind is high and a little fresh. Rafts are
beginning to run upon the river,--a num
ber bare passed down. PIII.
arrival of the Hibernia
rozaaaN NEWS.
The Ledger of this morning, ( %larch
20,) has received by their special and ex
traordinary express from Halifax, the tor
eigu news by the steamer Hibernia, twen
ty-two days later from England. The
e xpress was run a distance of one Moo
sand miles, by horses, steamboats, and
locomotives, and is without exception,
the greatest newspaper enterprise on re
cord. By this means, the news which is
important, arrived in Philadelphia as soon
' as the steamer reached Boston.
We hare only room for a synopsis of
the principal news. The very important
! Tariff Bill of Sir Robert Peel passed the
House of Commons by a majority of nine.
ty-seven—a majority . so decided as to
have considerable weight with the House
of Lords, in their reception of that great
The aggressions of the Midst, in India,
are likely to cost them much treasure of
blood and money. A battle has been
fought between them and the Native
itroops, in which, though the former were
I successful, yet they lost over three thou.
sand troops, including Lord Sale and Sir
J. McGaskill.
The Pilot boat Romer, which carried
• out the correspondence between Mr. Hu
' chanan and l'akeuhum had not arrived
w hen the Hibernia left.
The Cotton market remains firm as per
last advices.
In the Ceram market there has been no
There has been a rise in Wheat at Dant
American provisions remain the same.
The correspondence between Mr. Bu•
chanan and Mr. Pakenham had reached
England by the Patrick Henry. It haul
produced an unfavorable effect, and Cot
• ton advanced an eighth.
The great debate on Sir Robert Peel's
' financial scheme, which extended over
three weeks, and iellbrded food for twelve
' nights' incessant oratory, was brought to
• a close on the morning of the 28th ult.,
' by a envision which gave the Mioistera
majority of ninety-revert.
Appointments by the Colonel.
Adjutant.—Charlos Cowden, Sallsburg.
Serg'i. Major.---G. Ashman Millar, Hunting.
Quarter Mauler.--Benj. J. Kough, Sallsburg.
Surgeon.--Dr. Henry Orlady, M'Connellstow•n.
Surgeon Mates.—Dr. Miller Stewart, Manor Hill;
Dr. J. P. Wilson, Masseysburg.
Col. of 2d Beet. 2d 10th div. P. M.
lthig t the late Charter election'
in Cle,eland and Detroit the Whiga achieved
Inu4t aisnal vietort.
C0N9211,785 B
The "Tiinee," a paper at Washington, said to be
in the interest of Coss, Allen, and the ultra-Oregon
men, has madu come very serious charges against
members of the Senate, charging them with being
engaged in a corrupt coalition with the British Min
icier, and that the resolutions offered by Judge Col
quitt were the first fruits of this unholy alliance.—
Senators Colquitt and Crittenden, on Monday last,
noticed the etarge, and used the strongest language
in denunciation of the writer—Judge Colquitt re
mdrking that "the thoughts incorporated in it could
never have been conceived hut
_by a scoundrel's
head, could never hare been written but by a ecoun-
drel's pen."
The "Times" still persisted in its attacks upon
Senator Co'quit awl others—when, on Thursday
last, Mr. Jarnagin called the attentiun of the Sen
ate to the articles in the "Times," and thought
that the grave charges contained therein ought to
be investigated. Be read from the article a passage
which asserts that the Senate dare not go into an
investigation of the charges. After further remarks
he offered the following resolution :
Resolved, That a committee of five members be
appointed to inquire and report what measures, if
any, are proper to vindicate the character and honor
of the Senate against the charges of corruption
published in a newspaper printed in Washington
City, called the Daily Times, on the sth, 9th and
10th inst., with power to examine witnesses and to
rend for persons and papers.
After some remarks by Senatora Calhoun and
Benton, the resolution was unanimously adopted.
The committee are Jarnagin, Benton, Dickerson,
J. M. Clayton and Turney.
On Monday the 16th, the committee appointed
, to make investigation into the truth of the charges
published in the Times, made report. We clip the
; following from the correspondence of the U. S.
Mr. Benton from the Committe of investigation
made a report which he read from the Secretary's
desk. The report briefly stated the course the com
mate° had pursued in their investigation of the
charges made against Senators. They had called
upon the Editor and publisher who had made a
statement in writing of what they expected to prove
and by whom. The Editor and publisher had de
dared that they know nothing of the facts which I
the charge contained personally. The persons to
whom they had referred as witnesses had been
summoned and examined, but could not state a
single word in Burton of the charge made, end
the committee pronounce it "utterly and entirely
false," "utterly untrue," "an absurd fabrication;'
"despicable, false, and vulgar."
The committee consider the publication of the
report and the evidence, as sufficient punishment
of the authors of this unfounded calumny, except
that their reporters be excluded from the usual seat
assigned to reporters in that Chamber.
Mr. Turrey eat,], as a member of the Committee
ho concurred in every word of the report. The
charge was unsupported by the least evidence.
Mr. Jarnagin explained why it was that Mr.
Benton drew up and presented the report instead
of himself. When the author of the article made
his statement of what he expected to prove and by
whom, he found himself referred to as ono who
was to prove the dinner at Mr. Packenham's. Ho
was therefore swain as a witness, and the committee
imposed the task of preparing the report upon Mr.
Mr. J. read ono or two passages from the state
ment of Mr. Robinson (the Editor) in which Sen
ators upon the other side were referred to, as Mr,
McDuffle, Mr. Speight, Mr. Colquitt, and several
After which Mr. Calhoun took the floor and
made a powerful speech in favor of settling the
Oregon Question by compromise on the 49th de
gree. Wo have only room for the following ex
Never had there been a period, said Mr. C. so
distinguished for advance in the useful arts. We
have become masters of two great agents of nature,
subdued them to our will, and made them subservi
ent to our purpose—steam and electricity. That
progress which we have been making can only bo
arrested by war ; and shall that war grow out of
this controversy? Ho was against a war with Eng
land. Declare it, and the struggle of empire will
commence. It will hero struggle for mastery. Wo
arc now breaking down the barriers of Commerce,
and the two nations if peace is preserved, will run
a glorious career aide by side, mutually beneficent
to each other in the fulfilment of a glorious destiny.
He was opposed to war because peace, peace was
preeminently our policy. Time, under the guid
ance of wise councils would do everything for us.
Yes sir, under the guidance of "masterly inactivity."
He then gave a very interesting illustration of
"masterly inactivity," which was in substance, that
we should have time and nature, which are stronger
than man's will, to labor for us when they are ac
complishing every thing. All we should do, was,
to remove obstacles, but in doing so, to touch care
fully and lightly. This was "masterly inactivity,"
an expresssion he said which it had been attempted
to ridicule. We ware now increasing at the rate
of 600,000 a year, and our increase would soon be
1000,000 a year, with this rapid increase our nation
must soon become great and powerful, if we did
not cut off the increase and multiplication by war.
In another generation, wo should have 80,000,000
of people, if peace prevailed. Senators now pres
ent, might see when their heads were as gray as
his, 45,000,000 of people in the U. 8. Ho was
therefore, an earnest advocate for peace.
Mr. Berrien obtained the floor and moved the
adj ournment.
DErLOOADLIS OccunnErrcc.—On Thursday af.
ternoon last, Mrs. White, wife of James A. White,
Baltimore, in a fit of mental derangement, during
the absence of her nurse, obtained a razor, and cut
the throat of her infant child, ten days old, which
was reposing in bed with her. She also seized an
other little daughter, 6 years old, and inflicted sev
eral gashes on her throat. The child, however,
escaped out of the room, and it is thought will re
cover. Mrs. W. has since recovered her conscious•
nt.'s, and ie in great mental agony at the melan•
The news from New Hampshire is of the most
gratifying character. This groat and unexpected
Whig victory will strike terror to the hearts of the
free-trade Administration at Washington. The
annexation of Texas and the threatened destruction
of the Tariff are said to he the principal eau• es of
this great political revolution.
The following is taken from the Boston Atlas, of
Monday, the 10th inst:
°We have received returns from nearly the
whole of the State. The result is more favorable
than even the most sanguine have dared to hops
for. Williams, the radical pro-slavery candidate,
is beaten—by a majority of nearly two thousand.
Woodbury, the dough-faced substitute of the Rad.
icals for the independent Hale, is beaten, by a
larger majority against him than ever. We have
returns from nearly the whole State, 210 towns,
leaving only eleven, all of which are small ones, to
be heard from. In these, Williams runs a few
hundred votes better than Woodbury. The Con
gressional vote stands as follows in these towns:
Goodwin, (W.) 16,954
Hale, (Ind.) 11,690
Scattering, • 42
Total of the "tacit" vote,
Majority against 'Woodbury, u,789 •
This will not, probably, be much reduced by the
remaining town..
The Whigs and Independents have chosen one
Councillor, the Radicals two, and there are three
vacancies, which will be filled by Whip or inde
pendents, giving the anti-Radicals the majority of
the Council. This is the !Nat time, for many
yeare, that the. Whigs have chosen a Councillor.
The Whigs and Independents have elected at
least three Senator., and we hope four—the Radi•
cal. probably three. The Serrate consists of twelve
members, which, when filled, will stand nine anti-
Radical. to three Locos. In the Serrate of the last
year, there was but a single Whig!
After correcting our returns for member. of the
Howie, we find that, so far es heard from, the House
We have, therefore, 143 anti-Radicals to 161
Locofocos. But eight representative districts re.
main to be heard from. These will probably beet(
represented by Radical Locofocos, which will still
leave us a clear anti-Iladical majority of twenty-OW.
Coos county, fur the first time within the "recol•
Icction of the oldest inhabitant," has elected a
is name is Hervey Hobart, and he represents the
town of Columbia. Well dune, New Hampshire,
In addition to the property offered for
sale by Sheriff Armitage, publidied on
our fourth page, that officer will offer the
billowing - at the same time:and place:
All that tract piece or parcel of land,
situate in the township of Allegheny, in
the county of Huntingdon, containing
about 150 acres, be the same more or less,
about's acres of which are cleared and
cultivated—adjoining lands of
Farber, Jacob Stiller, Aaron Burns' Heirs
and others—having thereon erecteet a log
double dwelling house, and a log barn
and other improvements.
Seized, taken in execution, and to he
sold as the property of Daniel Clapper.
Ilmolingdon dead( my.
Instructions in this Institution, will
commence on Monday the 6th of April
next. It is hoped that Parents, or per
sons wishing to send their children to the
Academy will feel it important to have
them in attendance at the opening of the
session. The student always labors under
disadvantage by not being present at the
commencement of t'►s term. Much miglst
be said why this Academy ought to re
ceive a liberal patronage from the inhab
itants of Huntingdon, and county ; but
we deem it unnecessary for the present.
! Parents wishing to place their sous in the
family of the Principal, rosy be assured
that every thing will be done for their
comfort, and improvement, both in inert
-1 tat cultivation, and morals.
GEO. W. WILLIARD, Principal
A New Patent Wind Mill
for cleaning Grain.
THE subscribers having purchased
Culp's Patent fur the counties of Hun
tingdon, Centre, Mifflin and Juniata,
would avail themselves of informing the
Farmers that it is the greatest improve.
ment ever made on Fanning Mills • for
simplicity, cheapness, and durability t here
is none to equal it, and as fur cleaning
speedily and well, it alike surpasses all
NVe manufacture in Williamsburg, Blair
county, where we will always have them
on hand, and will receive and attend to
orders promptly.
We . m ill haul the Mills through the
above mentioned district during the ensu
ing season.
NVilliamsburg, March 25, 1846-6 m.
We, the undersigned, having the above
named Mills in our own practical use,
and having tried them well, we fully con
cur in the above statement.
David Ake
David Good
George Ake
Wm. Ake
Samuel Rhodes
M. Brenatnan
Oz Lewistown Gazette, will please
publish the above 6 months, and charge
this office.
The copartnership heretofore existing
under the firm of Stevens, Snyder, & co.
was this day (March 12, 1846,) dissolved
by mutual consent. The business of the
lute fire► will be settled by Charles Sny
der—Samuel R. Stevens and George W.
Geer having withdrawn.
CO— The business will be continued by
Charles Snyder, in the town of Hunting
don, as loin - icily, and he solicits a share of
public paticonew. C. 8.