Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, November 27, 1849, Image 2

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The "Huxxisni,os louriNsi..• 3 is published at
the following rates, viz 1;1,15 a year, if paid
in advance ; $2,00 if paid during the year, and
$11 3 30 if nbt pail AIN after" the expiration of
the year. The above terms- to be adhered to in
all cases. , .
No sb'scriPtiu'ri taken for less than siitruinths,
and no 'diseontintied unlit all aricarages
are pith!, unless at the option of the putlisher.
J HOICK-KEEPERS would do well to look
Off C eNGIIIAVg new GROCERY, opposite
the Post °Kee. Sortie of the excellent articles
fo be had there are noticed' in but advertising
O:7*A new trial has been granted by our
Court in the case of the Commonwealth vs. Dor
sey Saban,. The indictment, it will be re
collected by our readers, is for fornication and
bastardy, and a Jury at our late term returned a
verdict of guilty. The case will be again tried
at January term.
tic- Members of Congress are now wending
their way to Washington. Hon. SAartigL CAL.
YIN, representative from this district, passed
through this place on Friday" ejenitt last, on
his way thither. Mr. C. we' Were pleased to
observe, was enjoying his Usual goad health and
fine flow of spirits': We predict that he will
make us an efficient and able representative.
An wilt/tuned Colin of Co'tnmOh Pleas Will be
held in this plaedi i:Ndi'mencing on Monday next,
to continue one week.
DelawarC City Bank(
Rumors affecting the' i6l;eNciof this institu
taon have been in circulation for some time.—
They are now believed to be entirely unfound
ed. Nine stockholders, rvresenting nine-tenths
of the stock, have publishes a card, guarantee
ing the payment of the notes in gold and silver,
on presentation, and also the entire soliiency of
the institution, and that its capifai stock is un
impaired. These gentlemen are represented as
men of wealth and good character. Our busi
ness men here take these notes freely: We will
take all that is offered either for near sitirscri
tions or old debts.
Charge to Naples.
We learn with pleasure that Janes M. Pow
en, Canal Commissioner, has been appointed
Charge d'Affairs to Naples, in the place of T.
W. Chian, resigned. We record this appoint
ment with more than usual satisfaction. Mr.
Power is a gentleman well fitted for the post
assigned him, is a good Whig, and possessed of
as kind a heart as beats in the bosom of any
man In Pennsylvania. This appointment will
be welt received by all parties throughout the
state, and afford peculiar picasura to those who
enjoy Mr. Power's personal ncquaintance.
The Railroad Company and the Cu
A writer in the last Hollidaysburg Standard
justly complains of the great amount of foreign
paper. on banks hitherto tinkhoWn to us, that
has recently been put afloat in this section of
the State. But the writer, we think; unjustly
places the responsibility on the Wrong shoul
ders, when he charges the Railroad Company
with giving circulation to this trash: is it not
generally understood that the Railroad ComPa;
ny places par money in the hands of their Din=
burring Agents ? And is it not also as well un
derstood that these agents buy up with this par
money "all sorts of stuff," which they pay out
to the contractors, and which now forms almost
our exclusive tirctilating medium ? This is the
way the matter is understood in Huntingdon if,
not in HollidaysbUrg. If our understanding is
correct, theft, the much puffed private Bank
ing Honse in Hollidaysburg is responsible for
putting afloat this flood of foreign and unknown
notes in this section elf the State. And the pro
prietOtS ate enriching themselves by the opera
tion, at the expense of the ptiblic at large. True,
if acquainted with the facts, the Company should
put a stop to this reprehensible tondikt of their
agents. A respectable company should not al
low the laborers, farrters and bfisiness men
along the line of their road, to be Ails fleeced
and annoyed, that their disbursing agents may
be enriched. And we do hope that the officers
of the Railroad Company will see tti this mat
ter at Once, and save this community from the
curse of any more carpet bags full of deprecia
ted, foreign trash, purchased with their par
money, being put in circulation in our midst.
SHOCKING ACCIDLINT..-.-WO learn from the
Hollidaysburg papers, that a young man named
George Wilbur, lost his life very suddenly at
Duncaristille, last Week, by attempting to get on
a train of cars that were passing.
Frat.--r-On Tuesday etening last our citizens
were aroused by a cry of fire, which proved to
be the burning of shavings in the cellar of anew
building, not yet completed; in Allegheny street,
belonging to Mr. A. Willoughby. As there
was no fire about the beilding, it Was thought ,
by many to be the work clan incendiary. The
fire was subdued before any iejdry Wes done the
Vailding. Some carpenter toole, belonging to
Mr. bi. Glazier, were destroyed.
13:7" Thursday next is the day appointed by
Gov. Lonuevon to be observed as a day of thanks
giving throughout Pennsylvania.
117 A State Education Convention is to be
held at Harrisburg on the second Wednesday in
January next. Will not the friends of Educa
tion in our cousty send a delegatinn I It seems
to us that the School Directors in the borough
should move in the matter.
Locofocoism and the Banks.
The failure of every bank is made the occa
sion, by the Locofoco editors of this state, to
spin long hoinil l ies against banks, arid especially
the banking system' as it exists in Pennsylva
'nia. Arid in doing so they affect to consider
their party entirely without responsibility, and
very modestly attempt to shift on to the
shoulders of the Whigs all the sins of these his ,
rally institutions. These Locofocti editoie
must calculate largely on the ignorance and cre
dulity of their readers, if they think they can
be made belieVe that the Banks of PennsYlitania
were chartered by the Whigs. lias not Loce
foceism; smell within a few years, held undis
turbed sway in' the Councils of Pennsylvania
And were not the Banks of the State created by
that Party I No' argument is necessary to prove
the affirmative of these inteirogotaries true.
Yet thelate failure of the Susquehanna County
Bank, located in a Locofoco region's* chartered
by locofotti votes, antl managed by locofoco
officers, is attempted to b'e Matte rise of as an
argument against the Whig! The Easton Ar
tgoof to Atiedkiffg df the faildre of this rotten
concern, puts forth the following unblushing
sentence :
"If this Bank had been established on what
is known as the SHUNS policy the public would
never have been swindled out of a single cent,
and the rotten concern would long since have
been out of existence."
The Shtnik pcflicy;i' in the language of a
cotempbrary, consisted merely in the individual
liabtlity principleand the practical working of
that plinctple is, in all cases, when a bank gets
intda critical situation, to throw it entirely in
to the hands of irresposible men ;—the respon
sible men seeing the storm coming and taking
care to escape in time. The Lehigh county
Bank had this principle incorporated in its char
ter in the most approved form ; yet its unlucky
note-holders never got one cent on the stellar !
And if the Susquehanna Bank had all the pat
ent "democratic restrictions" ever dreamed of,
incorporated into its charter, its notes would
not he worth one cent more than they are now,
and that is just nothing at all.
, .
The dnly plan by which the note holder can
be rendered entirely safe, is by requiring the
circulation to be based on State stocks. All
other contrivances--and especially those of the
locofoco bank doctors—have resulted in disas
terous failures. This principle would probably
have been adopted by our Legistattird seieral
years since, had it not been for the dogged op
position of Jesse Miller and Gee. Skunk. They
clung to the individual liability principle, which
experience has proved to be worthless as a
means of protecting the public, and prevented
the adoption of the' only safe system of banking.
'they, therefore,. are in reality responsible for
the evils caused by the late failures.
t , The Huntingdon folks are talking about
builling a Market House. It is not long since
they tore one down. They, seem to have got
into a great notion of trying to keep in the wake
of Hollidaysburg."
rg Register
In the wake of IldllidaYsbiirg Why friend
Jones, it is perfectly evident you have net vis
ited Huntingdon for some time. If you would
come here and see the new brick buildings that
are going up, the improvements riiairing in our
streets, the bustle and activity of our Merchants
and Mechanics, and the briskness generally that
pervades our town, you could hardly believe it
to be the same old town you used to visit when
frAidaysburg belonged to old Huntingdon coun
ty. in the wake of Hollidaysburg !" How
ridiculous! In all the essentials that make a
town prosperous, Huntingdon is decidedly in
the lead of Hollidaysburg at this moment.
0:7 - The " Ifollid,ysburg Register" says
"the editor and proprietor' of a country paper,
not a hUtidred miles from HuntLigdon, wrote to
a friend in Hollidaysburg a few day.? ago, whom
he was crediting to attionnt of $5, that he taas
in hi harry aho,it the paY," and thereupon Our
friend of the Register adjudge! the Huntingdon
man crazy', and recemniends that he be caged.—
in eencliiding hit remarkable stdit, refers
the matter to out consideration.
Well, after Weighing this affair With all the
deliberation which its importance demthide, we
conclude That, generally speaking, a country
editor who would silk; but a bill with the re-'
mark "that he was in nd hurry for the pay,"
might fairly be set doWn as rip'prOaching luna
cy, if not absolutely in that deplorable state. But
that in the case under consideration, it has been
intimated that the letter was sent to the "etli!
for and proprietor Of a country paper" not a
hundred miles from Hollidaysburg, and that for
the Huntingdon than to have expected the pay in
a "hurry," would only have subjected him to
the mortification of being considered drrreaa 'un
by the whole fraternity; and to have demand
ed the pay in a "hurry," would have been throw
ing away an opportunitj , at making a show of
generosity, entirely too cheap to be resis
ted by any sane man. That's our decision,
neighbor of the Register. DO you acquiesce,
or will you appeal to the fraternity at large I
Huntingdoit COtinty Medical Society.
We neglected last week to notice the second
meeting of this society, which was held in the
SONS of Temperance Hall in this place on Tues
day, 13th inst. Dr. Jour McCuLt.Ocit was, at
this meeting, elected President of ehe society;
Drs. Wm. Swoops and J. B. Luden, Vice Pres
idents; Dr. Mathew Miller Corresponding Sec
retry, and Dr. °flatly, Recording Secretary and
Treasurer. The committee appointed at the
last meeting reported a Constitution and By.
Laws, and Fee Bill, which, after being amend
ed were adopted. A resolution was passed in
viting all regular physicians to attend the next
meeting.--;The Society after disposing of some
other buaiaess adjourned to meet oh the first
'roesday of Janu'ary Court.
D7' The savage attack made upon Governor
Johnston a few days since by Judge Parsons; of
Philadelphia, charging him with pardoning ri
oters as fast as they are convicted, has been ef
fectual& met by the record, which shows that
the Governor has pardoned but Owe, and those
on the beet grormds.
New York Election.
Our neighbor of the Globe says that his 'male
chicken' claims the victory in' New York for
the Democrats. Why don't he crow, then, as
he promised he would 1 The truth is, the poor
chicken knows his party is shamefully used up
in New York, which tenders it impossible for
him to make good his promise, and he has there
foie wisely determined to retire for the season.
Some of our Locofoco cotemporaries complain
that the colored voters of New York refused to
faVor the coalition of Locofocos and Free Soil
ers at the late election, and cast their votes for
the Whigs. Well, this fact, if it be a fact, only
goes to show that the colored voters believed
the Whigs to be truer friends of free soil than
their opponents. They saw that the Van Bu
ren free soilers were willing to sell their prin
ciples for a share of the spoils, and they could
not so far forget their self-respect as to go
with them ! The late Van Buren party must
feel their depredation sorely, when they reflect
that they have sunk so low that their colored
allies are constrained to abandon them!
The efforts making by the Locofoco press, to
crow over the election of a portion of the State
officers in New York, is all sham. The whole
patronage of the great State of New York re
mains in Whig hands. Last year the locofoco
and abolition vote, in the aggregate, exceeded
the Whig vote by over sixteen thousand. This
year, in the hope of securing the spoils, the lo
cofocos and abolitionists formed a most unnatu
ral coalition, but the people promptly rebuked
the disgraceful alliance and elected Whigs to
every office where patronage is controlled.
It is now settled that whether the opposition
be united or divided, New York is a Whig
The Next Congress.
The N. Y. Tribune gives a table arranged to
show as nearly as possible the actual sympa
thies of the members as between the two great
parties dividing the Union. In it are placed
Messrs. Booth, of Connecticut, ..Tii!an of In
diana, Preston King of New York, Wilmot of
Pennsylvania, and Durkee of Wisconsin, (all
distinctive free-soilers, it is believed,) in the
Locofoco column, because they severally lean
that way. Messrs. Mann, of Massachusetts,
Sprague, of Michigan, Tuck, of New Hamp
shire, Campbell and Hunter, of Ohio, and Howe
of Pennsylvania, are placed in the Whig col
umn, because they were elected mainly by
Whig votes, are in feeling and principle Whigs,
and it is supposed will vote for a Whig Speaker
whenever called upon to choose between a
Whig and Locofoco. In the Tribune's table,
Mr. Allen, of Massachusetts, and Messrs. Gid
dings and Root, of Ohio, are not classed. It
gives the whole Whig strength on this basis
111 votes, and the locos 116. It classes with
the Locos three Taylor republicans from South
The Tribune thinks that the Loeoco-
Con cannot elect the Speaker, but that they will
almost beyond doubt, elect the cerk, Sergeant
at-arms, Doorkeeper and Postnibter:
The folitiwing good news for sportsmen, we
clip from the Lewistown Gazette: We expect
soon to gee bear meat, venison and wild turkeys
in this Markei if the Gazette's attriylle true :
• _ _
“fici'eral heats have licen seen within the lim
its of oar county during the past month,. one
within three or four miles of Lowistowd, and
wild turkeys are said to be abundant along Jack's
and Shade mountains. Deer, too, are represen
ted as numerous in parts Of this and adjoining
counties-Call which afford a fine field fer sports
men to exercise their skill with the rifle.”
NATIONAL THANKSGivino.—:l i resident Taylor
having been addressed by a gentleman of New
York, upon the subject of appointing a national
thanksgiving, replies that "while uniting cor
dially with the universal feeling of thankful
ness to God for his manifold blessings, and es
pecially for the abatement of the pestilence
which so lately walked in our midst, I have yet
thought it proper to leave the subject of a
thanksgiving' proclamation where custom has so
long consigned iv—in the hands of the Govern
ess of the several Siztes. This decision has
been strengthened by the consideration that this
is the se'dio'n usually set apart for that purpose
and that seVerul Governors have already issued
their annual proclamations accordingly."
The Measure of Proscription.
The.Loce Fo'cciS haVe kept tip a terrible hut
labalodlikkout the proscription df the Adminis
tration. The correspondeM of the Philadelphia
North American, gives the record tif g; the do
ings of the Post Office Depattment, from the .Ith
of March to the 30th of October, inclusive, by
which it appeats that within these dates there
ns Post Office established.
278 discontinued.
161 « changed sites,
E 37-1 Post Masters removed.
1863 .. resigned.
139 « died.
thus out of an aggregate a between eighteen
and nineteen thousand post offices, there Were
but 4871 changes by removal, resignation, death
and other causes, and only 2874 removals. If
there is culpability at all, it is for the apparent
injustice of fetaining en large a disproportion of
political opponents—of men who lira notorious
ly active electioneerers, and wtio haVe used
their official positions for the purpose a embar
rassing the action of the Administration. It
is high time this disparity was reformed, and
the Post offices distributed upon some equitable
principle among those who have Veen so tong
and so unjustly ostracised.
A Tanocnir ty Vinairvis...-A Man named
Bowen, residing in the neighborhood of Dan
ville, Va., was killed a few daps ago in an at
tempt to resist with fire-arms the officers of the
law who had been directed to take higi in cus
tody for attempting to kill his wife, br
lag at her with a rifle through a window at the
residence of his father-in-law. He confronted
them in the yard of his own house ; fired a rifle
at one of the Shetiff's party; advanced On them
with a revolver, when a volley of pistols and
I musketry brought him to the ground.
Sixty Cents per Day.
We are rapidly approaching the Buchanan and
Le'cdfiico standard of wages in this country.
From $l, and $1,50 the wages hive fallen to 60
cents ; and if any one can inform us how our
laborers can live comfoitably and educate their
children as American children should be educa
ted, we will yield our protective principles.
Sixty cents per day ! for Americdn laborers to
receive for a hard clay's toil, is beyond all rea
son and justice. But such are the effects of
Democratic (! !) principles, and we agree with
the Lancaster Union, that the only wonder is
that persons are able to pay even sixty cents
a day to laborers, under the state of things pro
duced by the Taridof 1816. The present stag
nation in the iron interests of Pennsylvania has
been the consequence of that act—an act passed
by men who defrauded the people of this State
into the belief that in voting for POLK and DAL
LAS they were voting for the tariff of 1842.
It is estimated that upwards of seven millions
of dollars are annually taken from the wages of
the colliers, miners, furnacemen and other la
borers, lependant upon the iron trade, by the
pernicious operation of the tariff of 1846. Pig
iron, which was in demand in 1815 at $37 per
ton, is now sold at s2o—when, at the same
time you cannot buy stoves, Ploughs, and hard
ware any cheaper than you could when iron sold
at $4O. Railroad iron, which was worth $ 67 ,-
50 per ton, is now reduced below the price of
profitable manufacture, and as a necessary con-
sequence a number of the works heretofore en
.aged in making it, have suspended operations,
thus throwing out of employment thousands of
hands.—Miner's Journal.
An Honorable Exceptions
The Sunbury American, edited by Henry 13.
Masser, Esq., who, although an uncompromi
sing Locofoco, has yet ever been a firm consist
ent advocate of the protective policy, thus
speaks to those belonging to his s e wn party who
are in favor of the tariff of 1816nd opposed to
the protection of American Industry.
The Keystone is down upon the odious and
obnoxious doctrine of protection to American
industry and says if the Democratic members
of Congress will adhere to their integrity the
country will be safe"—from a modification of
the tariff.—Such sentiments, Mr. Keystone,
were the cause of the defeat of the Democratic
party at the October and November elections of
1818. The sycophancy and recklessness of
many papers of the same party in changing their
opinions in reference to the tariff, immediately
after the passage of the bill of 1846, disgusted
and drove into the Whig ranks so many Demo
crats, that the scale of the balance was turned.
The tariff question was sedulously excluded
from the contest of 1819, for fear of a like re
sult. The doctrine of protection is not a feder
al doctrine. This county and this Congression
al District are in favor of a protective tariff,
and no one be he Democrat or Whig, can re
ceive their suffrages who is avowedly opposed
to this policy. We believe this State is in fa
vor of the same doctrine. Every Legislature
has passed resolutions in its favor. Let a Dem
ocratic candidate avow opposition to this pol
icy, and his defeat is certain. The time has
gone by when the people of Pennsylvania could
be whipped into the traces and mounted upon
any platform the self-constituted leaders chose
to erect. It is the press, we are sorry to say,
that now wheels, and doubtless under the lash
of executive patronage."
The grand military funeral in honor of the
illustrious dead—Major General WOUTII, COI.
DUNCAN, and Major GATES -took place in New
York city on the 14th inst: The pageant, says
the Pest, presented a solemn and very imposing
appearance ; the various military companies
with their officers wearing the insignia of morn
ing, and the slow and solemn peals of martial
music that reverberated through the quiet,
though densely crowded line of march, rendered
the spectacle exceedingly impressive, and wor
thy of the occasion.
On the 15th, at 16 o'clock, the remains of
Gen. WORT!, were to be conveyed from the ci
ty Hall to Greenwood Cemctry, escorted by the
regiment of National Guards, and accompanied
by the municipal authorities of Brooklyn.
A Deplorable Case.
A woman, the mother of four children, was
committed to prison in Philadelphia, on Wed
nesday, by .the Mayor, on the complaint of her
husband, for being habitually intoxicated; The
North American says
The statement made by the almost distracted
husband was heart-rending. He had used eve
ry means to produce a reformation, and for
ye a rs has borne the shame and mortification
consequent upon her conduct, in the hope that
she would see the evil of her ways, and be to
him and her children a wife and a mother. Ev
ery art failed, all moral persuasion proved fruit
less, and almost broken in spirit, and ruined in
business, lie was compelled to ask the interpo
sition of the law as the last resource left him.
It was a melancholy spectacle, and excited in
all who witnessed it, the mingled emotions of
gotrow, pity and regret.
proof of the religious toleration enjoyed in Tur
key, a firman has been issued at Constantinople,
inviting the communities who do not profess Ma
homedanism to choose their own members for
the divan (Municipal Council.) Jews and
Christians are the Participatorsin the civil priv
scoundtel at the Boston Muse
um; when the etbwd were passing out,
on Thursday evening, deliberately cut
off three or four ringlets from u young
lady's neck. Hearing the click of the
scissors, the young lady quickly turned
round and uttered a screw* but the
perpetrator of the outrage had fled.
FINE SuitEr.—The New York Tribitne, says:
The ship Louisiana, arrived from Bremen, on
Friday last, brought twenty-five Saxon sheep,
imported by B. W. Catlin, of this city, and C.
B. Smith, of Litchfield county, Cond., and are
intended as an addition to their flocks in Tor
rington and Harwinton,Connecticat. They are
from the flock of Maximilian Baron de Speck
Leitchena, near Leipsic, Saxony. They com
bine every requisite in a fine Sheep, fine form,
good constitution, compactness and weight of
fleece, and fineness of fibre. A shepherd accom
Parties them, with a well trained Sheptierd dog,
with a view of intiOducing, ag (Sr as practica
ble, in this country, the system of raising and
training sheep, as practised in Oermany.
Hungarian Refugees--Georgy's
We have intelligence by the last arrival from
Europe, that Cen. Klapka, and other distinguish
ed Hungarian refugees, had reached England,
'where it was expected the gallptit Kossuth
would shortly arrive. While at' fiarnburgh on
the 20th October, a banquet was gii+en in hotter
of theme gallant patriots, and muci' indignatiOn
was excited to hear from General Klapka, teat
the trench Government had refused an asylum
to the FlNeriatf emigrants ; thegti f , b7ltichl
refiigees from that C6Vniii were welcomed in
France ifftcler the Government of Louis XI V.—
One of the speakers at the banquet used the
phrase : 'Hungary is crushed to death.' 'No,
no" etclaimed Gen. Klapka, 'Hungary is not
crushed to death; she is but a little relaxed
from her horrible struggle With two cieet'Ael
ming powers : but verily she wants only a' bieatli
to inflame her again to a second heroical insur
rection.' In his subsequent remarks he char
terized Georgey as a real traitor, and common
place egotist, destitute of all lofty aspirations
;for the holy cause of liberty. He further be
lieved that Georgey, who had been overrated,
may not have despised Russian Gold, and no
doubt existed that he frustrated the plan of Kos
suth for annihilating the Austrian Government
at Vienna, which was a matter of no difficulty
before the inroad of the Russians, as the Aus
trians were at that time entirely touted. Geor
gy also anxiously concealed from the Hungarian
army the report of tie gloi loos sally of the gar
rison of Comorn on the 3d of Angtist, under
Klapka, and it did not become known till after
his defection on the 18th of August. The dis
astrous catastrophe at Vitlagos was to such a
degree peiplexing, that every hope from resis
tance vanished. Klapka was at that time re
cruiting 5000 men, and preparing fcr an inva•
sion of Styria.
He paid the highest veneration to the genius
and greatness of the character of Kossiith, who
at any time was worth 100,000 Hungarians ;
but Kossuth arrived at two much at once, and
was too decided for the entire independence of
Hungary, and for a republican government.--
But for this, Klapka did not doubt the most fa
vorable conditions would have been agreed to,
in the spring, by Austria, under English and
French guaranty. There were with Klapka at
llamburgh, 100 Hungarians ; and the most lib
eral collections were made for them. The
banker Heine, for instance, subscribed for him
self alone 5,000 marks banco, equivalent to two
thousand dollars.
young man named Henry Batchelor,
aged about twenty-two years, who resi
ded with his mother in Black Hotse Al
ley, Moyamensing, died on Saturday
night, of hydrophobia, after suffering
for two days the most excruciating ago
ny. The deceased was bit in the hand
by a dog, in his mother's house, about
six weeks ago and the hand was lacera
ted in a most shocking manner. He
went to the hospital and had the wound
dressed, but did not remain in that in
stitution. The dog which manifested
symptoms of madness was at once shot.
The young man did not stiffer much pain
from the wound, and had almost forgot
ten the circumstance or the bite up to
Thursday last, when the premonitory
symptoms of hydrophobia began to be
apparent. In a short time the spasms
came on, and from that until Saturday
evening he was, with slight intervals, a
raving madman. When the violence of
the spasms were over he was quite sen
sible,- and warned his friends against
coming too near him fearing least he
should do them some injury. He fre
quently snid that he felt as if he could
" , bite through a brick." Dr. Duffey was
the attendant physician, and every thing
was done that his skill could suggest to
relieve the sufferer. Chloroform was
tried without success. It was thought,
at times, to put an end to his pain by
suffocation but this was not done;—Phil
pondent, writing from Presburg, says
the following : "Haring the month of
November last year, Gorgey often tra
versed our streets quite unostentatiously
and unattended, wearing on these occa
sions a brown overcoat ; lined with white
fur and trimmed with red chords across
the chest and frog buttons, a cap drawn
down over both his eyes and spectacles,
he looked more like an adjutant, than
the commander in chief. But when he
mounted on his enormous steed, his hat
richly embroidered with gold,. and reach
ing far above any of his staff, being
hinnself exceedingly tall, then he looked
truly imposing. Such, howeVer, was
seldom the case, for though he was six
weeks among us, but comparatively few
have seen him. It is said that a painter
here desired to take his portrait ; when
Gorgey said : "Not yeti my friend ; for
I have as yet done nothing to deserve
any superior notice at the hands of my
countrytten ; call on me a year hence
and,' wilt then talk to you about it."
He has obtained notority now, but it
is rather a dubious one.
KIENTUCKIN-A proposition pending, at last
accounts, befeire the State Convention engaged
in revising the Constitution of Kentucky, fo lim
it the representation in the Legislature from
cities where the anti-slavery interest is predo
minent, lest they should ultimately, by the in
crease of population, control the policy of the
State, gave rise to a spirited and eloquent de
bate. The Louisville Den'iocrat very justly
says, that the Convention will nurse staVery to
death, if they don't quit each tomfoolery. Pro
jects of this kind will help emancipation more
than all efforts of their own.
EICrDr. BRANDRETII, The great pillman, has
been elected a member of the New York State
lie is an ' , Old Hunker."
California Free from Slavery! I
As was expected, California has set.'
tied the "Free Soil" question, as far as
herself is concerned. The Convention
to frame her Constitution, has unani
mously resolved, that "Neither Slavery
nor involuntary Servitude, except for the'
punishment of crime, shall ever be tol
erated." In view of this important fact
ate Tribune asks the candid and intelli
gent to consider the charges which have
bccn made, that the National Adminis
tration MIS intriguing & managing to es:
tablish Slavery, its California. It says
—"Was ever charge more causelessly
made or more conclusively refuted 'I—
Who belieiei thrit if the Administration
had really wielded its influences and its'
patronage with the purpts'seitlleged, that
it would have found no single voice in
favor of its darling project in all Califor:
nia / If Gen. RILEY,'BiITLER IKING, and
the many Southern friends of the Ad:
ministration in CalifoVert; had really'
desired and labored to Make' her a Slaver
State, or failing in thnt, to keep all anti:
sion to Slavery out of her Constitution;
does any man believe that they could'
' have elected no single Delegate faVora- -
ble to their ends 1 Can anything beyond
the notorious, palable facts in the cause'
be needed to convince every candid mart'
that the Administration has not inter-'
fered in this controversy, at least, not
on the side of Slavery I"—Daily Sun.
ceipts of the post office department, for
the quarter ending 31st October last,"
show an increase of a little over 14 per
cent.., compared with the corresponding .
quarter of last year, but about half of
this increase, it is supposed, will have'
to be paid to Great Britain, under the
Postal Treaty, upon the settlement of• ,
last quarterly accounts with that gotk
eminent, as the department will fall con
siderably in debt. This result is ascri
bed to the reduced postage established
few years ago, and it is said the Post
master General will recommend in his
report to Congress, that a uniform rate
be established for letters from all dis
tances. This is the system in England
where letters are carried any distance .
for a penny, and under which the reve
nues of the office have been greatly in
A Great Gold Mine Discovered.
A letter in the Tribune, dated Montery
Oct. Ist says : "By far the most magnif
icent discovery is that recently made
upon the ranche of Col. Fermont, on
the Mariposas River. It is nothing less
than a vein of gold in the solid rock - -u
bona fide mine, the first which has
been found in California. Whether it
was first detected by a party of Sono
mans, or by the company which Col. F.
organized last Spiing, and which has
since been working in the same locality
is a disputed point though [ believe the
credit is due to the latter. At any rate .
1 the gold is there, and in extraordinary
I saw some specimens which were in
Col. Fremont's possession. The stone
is a reddish quartz, filled with rich veins
of gold, and far surpassing the speci
mens brough from North Carolina and
Georgia. Some stones picked up on the'
top of the quartz, without particular se
lection, yielded two ounces of gold to
eyery 25 lbs. Co? Fremont informed•
me that the vein had been traced for
more than a mile. The thickness on
the surface is two feet, gradually wid
ening as it descends, and allowing larger
particles of gold. The dip downward
is only about 20 deg., so that the mine
can be worked with little expense.—
These aro the particulars first given me
when the discovery was announced.—
,Still more astonishing facts have just
,come to light.
A geologist sent out to examine the.,
,place,.arriVed here last night. He re
ports having traced the vein to the dis
tance of twci . leagues, with an average
'breadth of 150 feet. At one extremity
of the mine he found large quantities of
'aritiVe ilver which he calcutates will
fully pay the expense of setting up ma- -
chienery a-ad working it. The rancho
upon which it is situated was purchased
by Col. Fremont in 1846 from Alvarado
former Governor of the Territory. It
was considered nearly worthless, and
Col. F. only took id at the mordent of
•teaving the Country, because disappoin
ted in obtaining another property: This
discovery has made a great sensation
throughout the country ; yet it is but
the first of many such. The Sierra
Nevada is pierced in every part with
these priceless veins, which will pro
duce gold for centuries after every spot
.of earth from base to summit shall have
been turned over and washed out.
A Heti: STOPPED.—A Private letter
from Carlisle; Pa., says that last week
a quarrel occurred between an officer at
the barracfcs at that place, named Ander- ,
Ison, and a young gentleman named Wil
liam Henderson. A blow was given lir
I the latter, when Anderson challenged
him. The challenge was aecepted, sec
onds chosen, and rifles selected as the
weapons. The borough officers of course
got wind of the affair; arrested the par
ties, and held them under bonds of
$lOOO to keep the peace.
[1:7.." There is a time for all things,"
said a crusty old fellow to his wife.—.
"I'll believe that," answered his wife in
a sharp vinegar voice, "when you pay
for your newspaper." Hit him again,
old woman, we'll stand by you.