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Thanks.
We return our sincere thanks to those of our
patrons who assisted, during the past week, to
replenish our dilapidated pocket book. We
hope all still in arrears will come . and "do like.
wise."
02 , Verses, by C. L. S., addressed to his
friends in Marklesburg, shall appear next week.
07' SCOTT'S Jewelry establishment is all ra
dient with new Jewelry, Watches, &c. &c. Look
in and see then,
COUNTY MEETING -The proceedings of the
Whig county meeting held on Tuesday evening
last, will be found in another column.
The,Weather.
The weather for a few days past has been
such as would do credit to January. On Sat
urday and Sunday, we were visited by cold
north-westers accompanied by snow-showers.
We very much fear that the fruit has been great
ly injured if not entirely destroyed.
GOOD.-J. K. SrroamAimi,Esq. editor of the
~ Whig," has been appointed Post Matter at
Bellefonte. This is a good appointment. Mr.
S. is not only well qualified, but eminently de
■erving.
$3OO Exemption Law.
Among the other important measures of the
last session of our Legislature,*a law has been
passed "to exempt property to the value of
three hundred dollars from levy and sale on ex
ecution, and distress for rent." This is an im
portant and very proper measure. It was intro
duced into the Senate by Mr. Johnston, the tal
ented Senator front Erie, who warmly urged its
passage. This law does not go into effect until
the 4th of July next, and applies only to debts
contracted on and after that date. We shall
publish its provisions in our next.
Our New Judge.
Although so suddenly called upon to assume
the duties of President Judge, Judge TAYLOn
has already won golden opinions in the new and
highly responsible capacity to which he has
been called. On taking his seat on the bunch,
on Monday last, he delivered a brief, yet ex
ceedingly neat and appropriate address to the
bar. At the request of the members of the bar
it was furnished for publication, and wi,l be
found in another column. We invite attention
to it.
The Foreign Market.
What has become of the Foreign Market
promised the farmers by the friends of the Free
Trade Tariff of 1516? That Tariff as still in
opration and yet Breadstuffs are going down,
dawn, sown t Since the decline has taken
place, we do not hear even a whisper from the
locofoco papers of the benefits the Farmer re
ceives from the Tariff of 1818. They know
they have attempted to deceive the farmers on
this vital quPstion, and hence their guilty si
lence.
The Relief Notes.
It in with great pleasure we announce the pas
:aze of the bill providing for the cancellation
..n,l re-issue of the mutilated Relief Notes. So
tar as the convenience of the people is concerned,
this in one of the most important acts of the
session. It is a measure which was promised to
the people as a result of the election of Gov.
Johnston, and one which was strongly recom
mended by the Governor in his last annual mes
sage. And it is a measure called for by the
people everywhere, of all parties, and opposed
only by a few party hacks and partizan newspa
pers, in the hope that its defeat would operate to
the political prejudice of Gov. Johnston and the
Whig party. On its final passage in the House,
all the locofocos but three voted against it!
Thus showing that the interdsts of party are al
ways paramount with them to the interests of
the people. If they had been successful in kill
ing the bill, their political object would have
been accomplished; but as the measure was car
ried against their negative, instead of injuring
Gov. Johnston and the Whig party, they have
killed themselvre.
We congratulate every body, on the pas
of this important measure. Those who car
ried it through are entitled to the thanks of the
People. In a short time the torn and filthy
bills now in circulation will pass away, and
their places be supplied by new, clean notes.
to another column will be found a copy of the
bill providing for the re-issue of these notes, to
which we invite attention.
The Militia 83 stem.
The bill providing for the abolition of Mili
tia trainings.aad making other important chan
ges in the system, has passed both Houses of
our Legislature. Should the Governor sign this
hill, we will try and procure a copy at an early
lay and publish it. We •understand that in lieu
•f training it imposes a tux of 30 cents on each
, erson subject to do Military duty. We think
111 , a ill h': very rpolir with all civic,.
The Legislature.
The Legislature adjourned on Tuesday last,
after n session of ninety-nine days. And not
wi'distanding the efforts of the a fifty" Locofo-
WOs of the lower house to the contrary, all the
important measures of the session, were finally
passed. The Pa. Intelligencer says :---The ses
sion was a business one in the fullest sense of
the word.—The members labored Industriously
and faithfully, and did more business, than ever
was done by any previous Legislature assem
bled in the State. An immense number of bills
ware reported, and nearly five hundred were
passed into laws, many of them of a public and
very important character. The legislation gen
erally, we believe, will be beneficial to the
State, and redound to the interests of the peo
ple.
Amongst the public hills is the General Ap
propriation bill, which embraces as important
provision for the completion of the North
Branch Canal, provided the Treasury is in a
condition to appropriate the means, after paying
the ordinary expenses of the Government, and
the public interest, without entailing additional
burdens upon the people. Provision is also
made in the bill for avoiding the Philadelphia
inclined plane.
A Revenue bill was also passed, and a new
License law, which will add to the revenues,
The School laws have been revised, and new
and important provisions enacted.
The Judicial Districts have also been revised
and three new districts formed.
A law has also been enacted, providing for
the cancellation by the banks of l i the present
ragged and filthy relief notes, and issuing new
ones in their stead. The charters of several
banks have been renewed, and a new bank has
been established at Danville, which was de
manded and required by the business community
of that region.
A general Manufacturing law, which will
place the citizens of this State on an equal foot
ing with their neig:lbors, has passed.
A bill revising and materially altering the Mi
litia Laws was passed, but has not been signed
by the Governor.
Other important measures were also adopted
which do not just now occur to us, but which
we Will notice hereafter.
Gen. Taylor and the Tariff.
A despatch from Washington under date of
April 7th, says :—I learn to-day that President
Taylor, in a conversation with Mr. Robert M.
Riddle, editor of the Pittsburg Commercial
Journal, expressed the following opinions in re..
lotion to the Tariff. He avows that while ex
pressly leaving to the representatives of the
people in Congress the adjustment of the Tariff,
he is in favor of protection, and of a tariff
which will endure by virtue of not being too
high; and gives a decided preference to speci ,
Pied duties over the ad valorem principle, which
found favor with the last Administration.
Glorious Whir Victories.
Naw YORK ELECTIONS.-Not withstanding thd
coalition between the old Hunkers and Free
Soilers in New York city, the Whigs have
achieved a most glorious triumph at the charter
election held on the 10th inst. CALEB S. WOOD
RUM., Whig, is elected Mayor by a majority of
4,232. The Whigs have also elected three
judges of the Superior and two of the Marine
Court, and 26 out of 36 menmhers of the Com
mon Council. The whole city government is
therefore in their hands, until the Ist of Janua
ry, 1850, when the members of the Common
Council will be superceded by those elected under
the new charter, which we are glad to say has
been adopted by a large majority. Mr. Wood
hull, the Mayor elect, will hold his office until
the Ist of January, 1851.
The election in Albany remitted in the choice
of Friend Humphrey for Mayor, by a majority
of 231 over Dr. Thomas Han, who was re-nom
inated and supported by both the Hunker and
.Barnburner factions. Last year the Whig ma
jority was 129.
Edward Copeland, Whig, is chosen Mayor of
Brooklin, by a majority of 500, over both his
opponents. Of the Alderman elect, twelve are
Whigs, and six of other sorts.
NEw JERSEY ELECTIONS.—The Charter elec
tion in Newark, was held on Monday. Col.
Miller, Whig, was re-elected Mayor by 175
majority over Judge King, Loco, and the Whigs
have a majority of the Aldermen and other offi
cers. The Common Council stands as it did
last year, 12 Whigs to 8 Locos. Not much
more than half of the vote of the city was
brought out.
In Trenton, Wm. C. Howell, Whig is elect
ed Mayor by 101 majority. All the other city
officers are also Whig. The officers of the
West ward are all Whigs, and those of the last
arc about equally divided.
Henry J. Taylor was elected Mayor of Jer
say city, by 136 majority over C. F. Durant,
both being Whigs.
CHOLERA.—The editor of the Charleston
Mercury has had an interview with Mr. Gra
ham, one of Col. Wehb's party, eu-route for
New York, who gives a melancholy picture of
the ravages of the cholera among the expedi
tion. When Mr. G. left, ten had died, and
twenty more were sick. The disease was ra
ging dreadfully on the banks of the Rio Grande.
The boat on which Mr. Graham was a passen
ger, lost in three (lays the pilot, clerk, barkeep
er, captain and one hand, all of the cholera.
At Brownsville and Matamoras the disease
was awfully destructive, the interments showing
a large per tentage on the number attacked.
117
Toe GONERNMENT Jxweis.—Henry B.
Jones arid Philander T. Jones were on Thursday
afternoon arrested in New York, charged with
the robbery of the government jewels. One
hundred and twenty diamonds, and one hun
doed and forty-three pearls, together with $3OO
in gold bars, supposed to have been the scab
bard of the sword presented to Commodore
Biddle by the Emperor of Russia ; the gold
snuff box, the pint bottle of otta of roses, were
found burriad in the cellar of the house occupied
by Jones. The prisoners have been coot to
Washington.
AWFUL PARRICIDE,
A rather murdered by his Son.
The Harrisburg Telegraph of Wednesday last
says :—Our citizens who were engaged in mar
keting this morning, about 5 o'clock, were
shocked with the report that Mr. JOIIN 'Cate
r..., a respectable citizen, had been murdered
in his own house in Second street, just below
the railroad; and upon going to the spot they
found that he had been killed instantly, having
been shot through the head by a discharge from
a gun.
A Coroner's inquest was immediately held on
the body, whioh returned as their verdict, that
Mr. Knepley was killed by a gun discharged by
his son David, who was immediately apprehen
ded, taken before Esq. Snyder, and by him coin
mitted to prison to await his trial.
The circumstances are said to be strong
against his son, in whose rooms double barrelled
gun was found, one barrel of which hod recent
ly been discharged, the other being loaded. On
the undischarged load being drawn, it was found
to correspond in all respects to the charge taken
from the head of the murdered man. It is
said that Mr. Knepley was shot in the kitchen
of his house, on his return from market.
Gov. Johnston and the Locotocos.
Locofocoism seems to be very much annoyed
at the popularity of our excellent Governor,
and from its wailing would seem to be sadly
puzzled to find some point through which to as
sail him—Driven to the fence by the manly
course and intimate acquaintance of the Gover
nor with the affairs of State, and the confidence
reposed by the people in his talents and integ
rity, there appears to be of late a concerted
movement in the opposition ranks to impugn
hie motives, prejudge his public acts, and pre
judice in advance the public mind in relation to
them. If this be so it calls for the exertion of
his friends, and becomes the duty of the Whig
press to stand boldly forth in his defence. If
it is hoped, by a course of detraction and mis
representation, to make the people believe the
Governor of their choice to be an enemy to the
great interests of the State—Locofocoism has a
very different idea of their intelligence from
that entertained by us. The latest fabrication
we have seen, is contained in a correspondence
(from Harrisburg) of the Bradford Reporter
which asserts, notwithstanding the position as
sumed by Gov. Johnston at the outset of the
early completion of the North Branch, that he
is secretly using his influence to defeat any mea
sure adopted for that purpose. Out upon the
shameless partizan spirit, which will stoop to
falsehood to seek its own aggrandizement, at the
expense if need be, of the interests of the Corn
, monwealth.—Larkawanna Jour.
important Hill
The following is a copy of the bill entitled
"AN ACT RELATIVE TO RELIEF IS
SUES," providing for the cancellation and re
issue of the mutilated Relief Notes, now in
circulation, which--thanks to Gov. Johnston
and the Whig members—has become a Law.—
We copy the bill at length
SECTION 1. Be'it enacted, &c. That the sev
eral banks of this commonwealth, which have
issued notes under the provisions of the act of
the fourth of May, one thousand eight hundred
and forty-one, and which shall accept the con
ditions of this act, are hereby authorized to
make, under the direction of the state treasurer,
a new issue of notes of like denomination and
character with the notes originally issued under
said act, and not exceeding in amount the relief
issues of each bank, respectively, remaining
yet uncancelled.
Sac. 2. That whey the State Treasurer shall
notify any bank, which shall accept the provis
ions of this act, that there are then in the treas
ury one thousand dollars or upwards of relief
issues of such bank, in a torn and defaced con
dition, such bank shall immediately proceed to
prepare and hand over to said treasurer new
notes, equal in amount to the torn or defaced
issues of such bank, then in the treasury; and
it shall he the duty of the State Treasurer and
Auditor General forthwith to cancel and destroy
all notes in lieu of which new issues have been
made and received.
SEC. 3. That the banks which shall accept
of the provisions of this act, shall be entitled
to receive, out of the state treasury, as full
compensation, a sum equal to two per centum
upon the amount of new notes which each bank
shall respectively issue under this act.
SEC. •t. That if the president or cashier of
any bank, or other person, shall make or issue,
or cause to be made or issued, any note or notes,
purporting to be notes issued under the author
ity of the act of the fourth of May, one thou
sand eight hundred and forty-one, or of this act,
except as hereinbefore provided, they shall be
considered guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon
couvlction thereof in the court of quarter ses
sions of the proper comity, shall be tined in a
sum not exce , rding five hundred dollars, and
imprisoned in one of the state penitentiaries
for a period not exceeding five years, at the dis
cretion of the court.
Sec. 5. The state treasurer is hereby direct
ed to communicate a copy of this act to each of
the banks which have issued notes tinder said
act of fourth of May one thousand eight hun
dred and forty-one, and the banks which shall
officially notify the said treasury of their accep
tance of the provisions of this act, shall be en
titled to make the issues and receive the com
pensation hereinbefore provided for.
Sac. 6. That the state treasurer is hereby
empowered to authorize any solvent bank of
this commonwealth to re-issue the torn or defa
ced bills, issued under the authority of the said
art, by any hank refusing to accept the provis
ions of this act, or any bank wjtich may have
suspended or gone out of operation, subject to
all the conditions and restrictions of this act.
Cincinnati Election.
. The election in Cincinnati on the 2(1 instant,
resulted in the success of the entire Whig ticket.
H. E. Spencer is re-elected Mayor by a large
majority, and James L. Ruffir, Marshal.
FRZMONT'S Hats-Hoßsa, HALF.DEIitt AND
HALF- , CAMEL.—This curious animal, that was
said to have been found by Col. Fremont, in the
river Gila, and which does not seem to fall un
der any department of the prefent classification
of Natural History, has arrived in New York,
on its way to Europe. The Express says it
is a great natural curiosity, made up of parts of
as many different animals as Joseph's coat con
tained colors—but it is rather full of the horse.
r 7 A. H. Bitows, formerly of this place,
has been appointed rest Master at Fairfield,
Election of Judges by the People.
A proposed amendment to the Constitution of
this State has passed both branches of the Leg
islature, providing for the election of Judges by
the people, instead of their appointment by the
Executive as at present. In conformity with
the mode prescribed by the Constitution, the
amendment will have to be acted upon again by
the next Legislature, and if passed, it will be
referred to the people for their final ratification
at the succeeding election. Should the amend
ment be approved by a majority of the citizens
of the Commonwealth, it then becomes part
and parcel of the Constitution. If a majority
of votes are cast against it, it falls to the ground
as a matter of course.
The provisions of the amendment are as fol
lows, viz :—The first clause provides that the
Judges of the Supreme Court shall be elected
by the qualified electors of the Commonwealth
at large; the President Judges of the several
Courts of Common Pleas, and of such other
Courts of Record as are or shall be establiseed
by law, by the qualified electors of the respec
tive districts over which they are to preside,
and the Associate Judges of the Courts of Com
mon Pleas by the qualified electors of the sev
eral counties respectively.
The second clause provides that the Judges
of the Supreme Court are to hold their offices '
for fifteen years, the President Judges of the
several Courts of Common Pleas, &c., 10 years,
and the Associate Judges five years. They '
are to be commissioned by the Governor, and
be liable to impeachment as at present ; and
for any reasonable cause which shall not be
sufficient grounds of impeachment, the Gover
nor shall remove any of them, on the address of
two-thirds of each branch of the Legislature.
The third clause, which we quote at length, !
provides that " the first election shall take place
at the general election of this Commonwealth,
next after the adoption of this amendment, and
the commissions of all the Judges Who may be
then in office shall expire on the first Monday
of December following, when the terms of new
Judges shall commence. Thp persons who
shall then be elected Judges of the Supreme
Court shall hold their offices as following:—
one of them for three years, one for six years, '
one for nine years, one for twelve years and
one for fifteen years, the term of each to be de
cided by the said Judges as soon after the elec
tion as convenient, and the result certified by
them to the Governor that the commissions may
be issued in accordance thereto. The Judge
whose commission will first expire shall he
Chief Justice during his term, and thereafter
each Judge whose commission shall first expire
shall in turn be the Chief Justice, and if two
or more commissions shall expire on the same
day, the Judges holding them shall decide by lot
which shall be the Chief Justice. Any vacan
cies happening by death, resignation or other
wise, in any of the said courts, shall he filled
by appointment by the Governor, to continue
till the first Monday of December succeeding !
the next general election. The Judges of the i
Supreme Court and the Presidents of the several
Courts of Common Pleas, shall at stated times
receive for their services an adequate compen
sation, to be fixed by law, which shall not be
diminished during their continuance in office,
but they shall receive no fees or perquisites of
office, nor hold any other office of profit under !,
this commonwealth. The Judges of the Supreme
Court during their continuance in office shall
reside within this commonwealth, and the other
Judges during their continuance in office shall
reside within the district or county for which
they were respectively elected."
These are the main features of the amend
ment. The vote upon its passage in the Senate
was 19 to 11—in the blouse 52 to 25—being a
majority of 35, or two thirds in its favor on
joint ballot. It is thought the next Legislature
will be even more decided in its favor. Of its
ratification by the people there can scarcely be
a doubt.
Hot ItiovsTrtv.—We find in the National
Intelligences, a communication from ,4 A South
erner," who says It is indeed passing
strange that all the Southern States do not unite
in solid phalanx in favor of protecting home in
dustry of every description, and by consequence
elevate their fortunes. By their own arts ars
they gradually impoverished. If the frugal,
industrious people of the New England States
had possession of the South, they would in a
few years make the South the Eden of the
world." There is truth in these sentences.—
The worst foe of the South is faction. She is
sacrificed by her selfish and ambitious politi
cians. No section of the country devotes so
much talk and time to public affairs, and in a
spirit so decidedly anti-utilitarian. One might
suppose that the height of Southern political
glory was to excite angry passions, check pro
gress, and secure the largest notoriety by the
most expansive mischief."
DISTRESSING CASK OF HYDROPROSIA.-A let
ter from a friend at Newberrytown, in thin
County, states that on the 6th inst., Mr. CoN
RAD ZIMMER MAN, residing near Kilter's Tavern,
in that township, was attacked with Hydro
phobia, and suffered all the horrible torture of
that terrible disease. During one of the parox
ysms he succeeded in releasing himself from
the cords with which his arms had been secured
and casting his attendants from him, seized a
razor and put an end to his existence by cutting
his throat. He leaves a wife and child to mourn
his death. Dr. OREN, of Newberrytown, and
Dr. DEAN, of New Cumberland, were the atten
ding physicians-- Fork Rdpubliean,
COL. FRUIONT.—The St. Louis Era of the
30th ult. says—
We are rejoiced to learn from later intelli
gence just reached this city from Santa Fe,
that the first accounts of the loss of Col. F re
mont's party was greatly exaggerated. As it
is, however, it is bad enough in all conscience
sale. Eleven of his comrades have perished
from fatigue and hunger, and the sufferings of
the survivors were greater than was ever before
endured by man. To sustain life they were
compelled to feed upon the Oodles al their dead
enatrad• a resort whirls nothing but the ex
treme of desperation would have driven them to.
THE COURT.
111 , NTINono:v, Aptil 9, 1819
HON. Geo. TAYLOR :-Dear Bir :—The un
dersigned, members of the bar of Huntingdon
county, take this method of expressing to you
the pleasure and gratification afforded them in
listening to the very appropriate address deliv
ered by you upon taking your seat as President
Judge of the twenty-fourth judicial district of
Pennsylvania. Knowing that its perusal will
afford equal pleasure to many of our fellow
citizens, who had not the privilege of being
present, we would respectfully request of you
to furnish a copy for publication.
Respectfully yours, Ike.,
John, Scott, jr., R. A, McMartrie,
J. Sewell Stewart, J. Williamson,
S. S. Wharton, Jno. W. Thompson,
'rho. P. Campbell, John Reed,
Sain'l. Calvin, William Dorris, jr.,
A. W. Benedict, Wm. P. Orbison,
David Blair, A. P. Wilson,
H. N. McAllister, G. A. Madson.
HtIXTINGDON, 11th April, 1949
Gentlemen:—The short address, delivered on
the occasion to which you refer, and which you
deem it proper to publish, is herewith furnished.
Respectfully, your ohd't serv't,
CEO. TAYLOR.
John Scott, jr., Esq. and others, members of
the Huntingdon Bar.
ADMEN'.
The following i■ copy of the address called
for by the above letter of the members of the
bar
GSNTLCMEN :—Although it is not in accord
ance with custom, and might not be, under other
circumstances, proper or called for, I cannot
take my seat, as the President Judge of this
Court, under the Commtssion which has just
been read, without addressing a few words to
those before me, and, particularly, to the mem
bers of the Bar.
One of more mature age, more extensive
knowledge, and more enlarged experience,
would still be wanting in a more essential requi
site, if he could ascend the bench, and take upon
himself' the important duties of the judicial
office, without feeling deeply the responsibility
of the trust. And, being sensible, as I am, of
my own present deficiencies, in sonic respects,
at least, I would be yet more unequal to the
discharge of the duties before me, if I did not
feel that responsibility in all its weight. I meet
it, however, determined to shun no labor I am
capable of enduring, in order to discharge the
duties of my high office, if possible, to the sat
isfaction of the Bar, and citizens, (so far as that
is, in any case, practicable) of the twenty
fourth judicial district.
A determination to , c lay aside every weight,"
and devote myself exclusively and laboriously
to the study of the law; to cherish and culti
vate a strong and ever wakeful sense of right; to
try causes upon their real merits, and adminis
ter substantial justice in every case, so far as it
can be done in consistency with established
legal rules; to know no man, sect, or party, on
the bench ; to treat the members of the liar,
uniformly, and always, with the strictest pro
fessional and gentlemanly courtesy, as I have
not a doubt they will ever treat me; and, in all
things, to tax my powers to the utmost, that 1
may discharge my whole duty impartially and
with fidelity, according to the heat of my under
standing, so as to acquit my conscience before
God, in view of the oath I have taken,—is all
the pledge of future success, gentlemen, I cao
give.
It shall be a leading aim of the court, (how
ever successful we may be in it) to dispose of
the large number of suits, untried, upon the
docket here, no that parties may have a chance
of trial, as should ever be the ca., within a
reasonable time after the commencement of an
action. This we propose to accomplish, first,
by industrious sitting: and, secondly, with the
assistance and co-operation of the bar, who are
as much interested in the dispatch of business as
any others,—by introducing a few brief rules for
the government and direction of proceedings
before the court, witlithe view to a more orderly,
systematic, and speedy transaction of its busi
ness.
That, in the discharge of my official duties,
I will often fail to satisfy parties before me, and
frequently incur the censure of one or the other,
or both, is to be expected. Each of the parties
litigant, in every case, believes he is in the
right; while the decision must declare one of
them to be in the wrong. Counsel, too,
partic
ipate in the feelings of their clients, and are pe
culiarly liable to be influenced in their opinion,,
by dwelling upon what tends to establish one side
of a cause, and overlooking, or not weighing im
partially, what may be urged insuprort of the oth
er. On the other hand, aJudge—even one the most
capable,—though he occupies the most favora
ble position to form an unbiased judgment, is
fallible. The wisest and best men, in all situ
ations, have erred i and surely I could not be
guilty of the presumption, nor could any one
else be chargeable with the folly, of supposing
that I will not, and frequently, fall into error.
While, however, it shall be my aim to preserve
1 0 conscience void of offence,' the generous con
fidence extended to me heretofore, by my breth
ren, and others, encourage me to trust and be
lieve, that every member of the Bar, and all
who know me, will ascribe my errors, numer
ous as they may be, to the head, rather' than to
the heart.
I will have your kind indulgence, gentlemen
of the Bar, during the present court. To be
thrown, so suddenly and unexpectedly, into the
midst of judicial labors, it would be in vain for
me to attempt to conceal, is a circumstance in
no small degree embarrassing. It is one, how
ever, which you can all appreciate; and for
which, I know, you will all feel disposed to
make due allowance.
Business in Quarter Ressions.
Com'th vs Samuel Beigle. Indictment for
keeping Tippling House. True Bill. Deft.
plead guilty and aubmitted. Sentenced to pay
a fine of $25 and costs of prosecution.
Com'th •s John Madden, Elias Brown, Geo.
Moore, Abraham Madden, Wm. Gutshall, John
Ramsey of Benj., and John Madden, Jr. In
dictment for cutting timber trees. Verdict,
Defts not guilty, and the county to pay the
costs.
Com'th vs Wrn. Penh.•. Indictment for
Larceny of a silver watch. True Bill. Tried
and found guilty. New trial granted on the
ground that the Jury separated &c. before ren
dering a verdict, and without leave of Court.--
Tried a second time and found guilty. Senten
ced to four months imprisonment in the county
jail, costs of prosecution and a fine of $l.
Com'th vs James Boyd. No bill sent to the
grand jury, and twit prosequi entered by leave
of Court. Deft discharged and the county to
pay the costs.
Com'th vs James Alexander. Indictment
for Assault and Battery on the person of Wm.
Miller. True Bill. Verdict guilty. Deft sen
tenced to pay a hue of $.50, and costs of prose
cution.
Com'th vs Leonard Weaver. Indictment for
keeping a Gambling True Bill. Vcr
diet guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine of $26,
and costs of prosecution.
Com'th vs same Deft. Indictment for Tip
pling Iltn;se. True Bill. Deft plead guilty
and submitted to the Court. Fined $4O and
costs of prosecution.
Com'th vs Wm. Frees. Indictment for Gam-
bling. Noli prosequi entered by leave of Court
upon payment of costs by Deft.
Com'th vs Alex. and David Steffey. Indict
ment for obtaining goods under false pretences.
Bill returned t , Ignoramus" and prosecutor to
pay the costs.
Com'th vs David Mitchell. Indictment for
Fraud, secreting and disposing of property to
defraud creditors. True Bill. Verdict not
guilty, but that Deft pay the costs of prosecu
tion.
rrr All of the ebare Criminal business was
disposed of by Friday evening last, and on Sat
urday morning a commencement made on the
Civil List. The court now calls at 8 o'clock
in the morning, instead of 9 o'clock, as hereto
fore.
Whig County Meeting,
Agreeably to public notice a large and highly
respectable meeting of the friends of the pres
ent National and State administrations, was
held at the Court House in this borough, on
Tuesday evening last, and was organized by
calling Col. JOHN STEVER to the chair, and
appointing Jona GARNER, SAMCEL COEN and
James Moan, Vice Presidents; and Maj. Geo.
Raymond, and Elias Wilson, Secretaries.
The object of the meeting having been sta
ted by the chair, on motion a committe of five
were appointed to draft a preamble and resolu
tions expressive of the sense of the meeting,
viz:—Col. Jas. Chair, John Vanleet, Thomas
McCahan, John Morrison and Samuel Coen.
The committee after retiring a short time re
ported the following preamble and resolutions,
which, on motion, were unanimously adopted :
WHEREAS, niter a manly struggle of really
years, victory has at last perched upon the
Whig banner, and brought into power Whig
rulers, soon to be followed by Whig measure. ;
And Whereas, this is the first county meeting
held since our glorious and we twit permanent
triumph, we esteem it a pleasure to review the
brief. reign of the triumphant party. There
fore,
Resolver!, That the Administration of Gen.
ZACHARY TAYLOR has thus far met our most
sanguine expectations, and in common with the
patriotic citizens throughout the length and
breadth of the land, we heartily approve the
truly American sentiments contained in the
President's admirable Inaugural Address.
Resolved, That we hail with natural pride
the elevation of WM. M. MEREDITH of Pen.
Sylvania to the exalted post of Secretary of the
Treasury, under President Taylor, as well on
account of his splendid abilities and sterling
honesty, as the unmistakeable assurance it gives
us that the present National Administration
will faithfully stand by the peculiar interest, of
Pennsylvania.
Resolved, That our attachment to a Protec
tive Tariff is not only unshaken, but greatly
strengthened, by the tried experiment of the
Free Trade Tariff of 1846 ; and that the de
pressed condition of our manufactures and this
low price of our agricultural products loudly
demand the Protection of Home Industry, and
the establishment of llmus MAassrs.
. .
Resolved, That the removals already made
by the National Administration meets our most
hearty aorobation, and we hereby express the
hope that the goad work may steadily progress
until the lazzaront that have for years been
preying upon the public purse, and interfering
in the elections of the People, may be purged
from all public places.
Resolved, That we recognize in Wir.r.i.txt F.
JOHNSTON, our talented and patriotic Governor,•
a Chief Magistrate ' who is an honor to Penn
sylvania, and who has already given evidence
that his administration of State affairs will be
marked by the honesty of Simon Snyder, and
the sagacity of the most gifted Statesmen.
ReLlreri, That the appointments by the
State administration are such as meet our moat'
hearty approval ; being made as they appear to'
have been according to the true Jeffersonian
standard, 4, honesty and capability."
Reno/red, That the industry and zeal uniforri,
ly manifested by our talented Senator, A. Kuno,-
Esq., in attending to the interests of the Ped
pie of thin district, deserves the applause of
those he has so faithfully served; and we there
fore return to him the thanks of the Whigs of
this county for his valuable services.
Resolve;%, That in our present Representative,.
Col. A. K. COANTN, we have an able, faithful'
and industrious Representative, and an eloquent
advocate of our cherished principles; and that
his course meets our undivided approbation.--
With such public servants at the wheel of gov
ernment we are never in danger of sticking.
Resolved, That we recommend to this meet
ing the name of W. S. Afrita, as Representa
tive Delegate to the Whig State Convention to
nominate a candidate for Canal Commissioner,
to meet at Harrisburg, in August next.
Received, That we recommend Capt. John
Watson as Senatorial delegate to the Harris
burg Convention, and appoint Maj. George
Raymond, Win. H. Peightal and A. W. Bene
dict, 17.,,r'5, Senatorial Conferees, to meet sim
ilar conferees from the counties of Bedfore. and
Blair, at Hollidaysburg, on Thursday of June
Court next, to elect a Senatorial delegate.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meet
ing be published in the Whig papers of this Sen
atorial district, and in the Telegraph" and
Intelligencer," Harrisburg.
Canal Commissioner.
The Ea.tion Whig pays the following com
pliment to Mr. Ftmi.ee, the able member from
Luzerne
We are pleased to find that HENRY
M. FULLER, Esq., of Luzerne county,•
is strongly recommended as a candidates
for Canal Commissioner. Mr. Fuller is
now a member of the House of Repre
sentatives, which station• he fills with
distinguished ability. To his immedi- -
ate constituents as well as the public at
large, he has been a valuable legislator.
In private life Mr. Fuller is an accom
plished gentleman. Though young in
years he has much experience in pub
lic business, and posesses excellent
qualifications for a Canal Commission
er. As an evidence of his popularity
with the people we would only advert
to the fact that in Luzerne county, which
is strongly locofoco, he was triumphant
ly elected to the Legislature.
EARTIIQUARE.-The Hickman (Kr.) News
Letter says :-- 4, The citizens of our town ex
perienced the severest earthquake on Monday
night, March 12, that has been felt in these re.
glove since the year 1811.