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Tuesday Morning, July 80, 1850.
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WHIG STATE TICKET FOR 1850.
Once more our glorious banner out
Upon the breeze we th , ow ;
Beneath its folds, with sons and shout,
Let's charge upon the foe.
1081117 A DUNG AN, of Bucks Co.
AVIATOR GENERAL, 40
lIENRY W. SNYDER, of Union.
SGRVF TOR GENRE, '
JOS. HENDERSON, of Washington.
WHIG COUNTY CONTENTION.
The Democratic Whig voters of Huntingdon
county are requested to meet in their respective
Townships and Boroughs, at the usual places of
holding their Delegate Elections,
On Saturday the 10th clay of August,
to elect two delegate!' from each of said town•
ships and boroughs, to represent them in a Coun
ty Convention to be held in the borough of
Oa Wednesday the 14th day of Attgu.ct,
at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, to put in ;manna. ,
tion a Democratic Whig COUNTY TICKET,
and to appoint three Conierees to meet the
Conferees of Blair, Centre, Mifflin and Juniata,
to nominate a candidate for Congress; also,
three Conferees to meet the Conferees of Blair
and Cambria, to nominste a candidate for State
Senator, and do such other things as the good of
the cause may require.
The Whig; of t'he several townships will hold
their electons between the hours of 4 and 7 o'-
clock, P. M., and in the Boroughs between the
hours of 13 and 10 o'clock, P. M.
The Whigs of Henderson township will hold
their election at the public house of A. Carmon,
in this borough, between the hours of 4 and 7
o'clock, P. M. By order of the Co. Committee.
JAS. CLARK, Chairman.
WM, B. ZEIOLLR, Sec'ry.
State of the Thermometer.
7 A. m. 2r. at. 0 r. Nt
Aionday July 22d. 71 86 72
Tuesday . 23 69 SG 72
Wed. . 21 68 88 71
Thur.. . 125 71 04 80
Friday . 26 70 61 69
Saturday . 27 72 8! 72
Suokl.y. ~ 00 99 09 Id
Printers will make mistakes as well as other
people. Last week we received a line request
ing us to announce William Morrison, of Shir
ley township, as a candidate for Sheriff. In ma
king out the notice, we inadvertently wrote
William Shaver, and so it appeared in our paper.
The card will be found correct this week. The
gentlemen interested will please excuse the mis
take. Our friend Mr. Shaver may rest assured
that we have no disposition to force him into the
field for Sheriff, as there seems to be already
quite an abundance of candidates before the pub
AociDriv.—A young man named Patterson
Crownover, son or Sheriff Crownover of this
place, was about to cross the railroad track the
other day, and was caught between two Cars,
suddenly shaved together, and considerably in
jured. lie is not, we believe, considered dan
gerous. We hope this accident will serve as a
sufficient warning to all to keep off the track
when the Locomotive is moving.
7 The liollidaysburir
new type and looks exceedingly neat. Few pa
pers excel it in appc3rance. The Standard cer
tainly deserves a liberal support from ita party.
The cabinet announced in our last was unan
imously confirmed by the Senate. It meets
with unqualified approbation from the Whig
press of all sections of the country. Messrs.
Hall, Webster and Corwin have already entered
upon the duties of their respective posts. ,Nlr.
Pearce declines, and will remain in the Senate.
Messrs. Bates, Cu ittenden and Graham are not
yut in Washington.
Major General Winfield Scott has been lip.
pointed Secretary of War, and Corn. Lewis
Warrington, Secretary of the Navy, until the
arrival of the new Secretaries of those respec
Mr. Conrad, of Louisiana, and ex-Governor
Jonas, of Tennessee, are spoken of for the Inte
rior Department, in place of Mr. Pearce.
Webster and Littlefield ,
A despatch dated Boston, July 25, says :
•'Llttleßeld and Professor Webster had an in
terview yesterday in the jail, at the desire of the
latter. The Professor said that he could not
rest until he had acknowledged that he had .lone
Littlefield great injury and asked his forgive
ness. He said that Littlefield, in his testimony,
had told nothing but the truth, but that he (W.)
knew nothing aboukthe sledge hammer.
ANOTHER Immovamani.—The Telegraph
will be in operation to this place in the course
of ten days.
EEFICIENT PARTIZANs.-The Pennsylvanian
attributes the majority Gen. Taylor received in
Dauphin county, to the efforts of Oen. Cameron;
and the Keystone attributes thomajortty in Lan•
caster, to Buchanan and Forney. The Mar, is
turg To['graph thinks It a pity they don't send
somebody to Berk,
To the Whigii of Huntingdon
County. _ . .
The time for nominating a County Ticket, to
be supported by the Whigs of Huntingdon Coun
ty, in October next, is rapidly approaching.—
This duty is an important one, and hence we
feel it incumbent upon us to call attention to ir.
All who feel an interes: in the success of
Whig principles, desires. doubtless, the nomina
tion of an unexceptionable County Ticket.—
Candidates who will not only be popular with
the People, but such as will make good officers
and whose election will have qt tendency to
strengthen and build up the Whig rause. The
way then to secure a good ticket, is to select the
proper kind of delegates—Whigs whose only
aim is the prosperity of the Whig party and the
success of its principles. In the selection of
delegates, every Whig voter in the several dis
tricts, should, if possible, take part. This is
the only way in which public sentiment can be
truly and fairly developed. Whigs who fail to
perform this duty, should not complain if the
ticket nominated does not meet their views.
In the selection of candidates, the party should
act independent of the wishes of thosn seeking
office. No man or set of men have a peculiar
right to fill the public offices. It is the right of
every one to aspire to office ; but it is the duty
of the People at large to pass independent and
impartial judgement upon the claims and quali
fications of aspirants. And it is this duty we
desire to impress upon the Whigs of Huntingdon
county at this time.
That some have stronger claims than others
upon the consideration of the party will hardly
be disputed. Honesty and capacity should be
the first qualifications demanded; and where
these seem to be equal, then the candidate who
has given the most and labored hardest to pro
mote the success of Whig principles generally,
should- .be the one selected. We have a poor
opinion of mete parlor politicians, and set our
face against their promotion. He who is too re- 1 1
tiring and dignified to work for the success of
his party. when he is not a candidate himself,
should not expect those ssho " bear the burden
and heat of the day," to further his aspirations
when he desires office. The It lVlsig I
should always have the preference over the par
ty drone. We have a still more indifferent opin
ion of the unstable Whig, who votes for his par
ty one year and the next against it. Who is
ever asking office, and when unsuccessful, eith
er openly opposes, or gives but a negative kind
of support to those who receive the nominations.
Or he who, failing in his effort to get a place on
the ticket, from policy, avows his determination
to vote for it, but embraces every opportunity
to underrate the character and sneer at the qual
ifications of those who happen to compose it.—
The consistent, steadfast Whig, who supports
his party ticket from principle, whether person
ally interested or not, should always be prefer
red to these unstable, unprincipled politicians.
Location should also be taken into considera
tion in the selection of candidates to make up a
county ticket. Keeping in view the qualifica
tions above hinted at, the ticket should be ar
ranged, as far as practicable, so as to do justice
to all sections of the county. Indifference to
this matter has, in miry counties, produced the
most disastrous results, and we urge upon our
Whig friends of this county the propriety of
giving it their attention.
We hope the above suggestions will`be taken
into consideration, and if deemed sound, acted
or, by the Whigs of Huntingdon county. They
are prompted by no other motive than the good
of the Whig party. We desire to see old Hun
tingdon maintain her heretofore proud position
in the ranks of the Whig party of the State.—
The coming election is very important. In ad
dition to the importance of securing a Whig
Sheriff and the other county officers, we have a
I Canal Commissioner, Auditor General, Survey
or General, Congressman and State Senator to
elect. Every nerve will again be strained by
the Free Trade Locofocos, to defeat the Whig
Congressman in this district. They must not
succeed. All our interests forbid it. Let, then,
all prepare to do their duty. Let every Whig
attend the primary meetings and send the right
kind of delegates to the County Convention.—
A good Ticket will thus be secured ; the party
will enter the campaign with spirit and energy,
and the result will be a majority in October for
the Whig State, Congressional, Senatorial and
County Candidates, of which every true mem
ber of the Whig party in Huntingdon county
will feel proud.
Hon. Thomas Corwin,
Since the appointment of this gentleman to a
post in the cabinet, the Locofoco press is pour
ing out a second edition of its abusive slung upon
his head. Arid thin abuse is re-echoed verbally
by the scavengers and blackguards of that party
on the corners of every street in every town and
village in the land. And why is this 1 Simply
because Corwin is a pure, high-minded man,
who speaks the truth, and whose towering elo
quence has frequently been employed in expo
sing and rebuking the iniquities of Locofocoism.
Corwin is one of the great men of thin country,
and the most popular his State has yet produced.
He is a man whom no adventitious circumstan
ces have aided to rise (rein the humble position
in which be was born, to the highest dignities in
' the land, and cannot be otherwise than well
qualified for the discharge of the new duties
which now devolve upon hint. To his revilers
we would simply say, "cease vipers, you bite
SHIPWRECK ANL, Loss or LIFE..—WC learn
from the New York papers that the ship Eliza
beth, belonging to Philadelphia, from Leghorn
and Gibralter, went ashore on Friday morning
at 5 o'clock, on Long Wand, about four miles
east of the light house, and soon after went to
pieces, proving a total wreck. She was loaded
with marble, and had en board the statue of John
C. Calhoun, executed by Mr. Powers. Of 23
persona on board the vessel, eight were drown
OHIO UNITED STATES SENATOR.--The Gover
nor of Ohio has appointed Hon. Thomas Ewing,
11. S. Senator, to fill the vacancy occasioned by
the resignistinn of Hon. Thomas Corwin.
Congress.---The Compromise Bill.
The debate on the Compromise Bill is evi
dently drawing to a close, and we may hope in
a very few days to have some decisive voting on
the Bill. Messrs. WzasTsa and CLAY have,
during the past week, addressed the Senate in
support of the Bill, in speeches which are uni
versally spoken of as among the ablest and most
effective that have ever emanated from those
great debators. Mr. Clay spoke on Monday.—
The National Ilitelligencer pronounces it an ef
fort worthy of the palmiest days of the great
"Commoner," and even the Washington Union
speaks glowingly of its brilliant oratory and ar
gument. The speech has not yet been published
in full, but we learn from the telegraphic re
ports, that Mr. Clay reviewed the whole groom!
of the discussion, and vindicated his bill from
the assaults of what he characterized as the ex
trews of the Union.
He considered the objections to Gen. Taylor's
plan, but passed a warm eulogium upon him as
a Statesman, Patriot and Soldier. He approved
entirely of his foreign policy, and an to his do
mestic policy, it was not fat ly.developed.
tie spoke particularly and strongly on the
subject of the dispute pending between Texas
and Mexico. There was •a prospect, if Con
gress did not interfere, of a civil and servile war.
It would begin on the Rio Grande and soon reach
He alluded to the daily conferences of South
ern and Northern opponents of the bill.
Mr. Mason remarked that the Southern men
conferred together with a view to the protection
of Southern rights and interests.
r. Clay said the bill was framed by those
who conferred with a view to the protection of
the interests of the whole Union.
[lmmense applause, cheering, clapping and
thumping, for some time. The chair in vain
i ii ter posed. ]
Mr. Clay pictured the consequences of the
failure of this bill—civil war; and when war
begins no one would see its•end. lie ridiculed
the rhodomantade of some Southern disunionists
—particularly of Mr. Rhett, a member of the
Nashville Convention. As to a Southern con.
federacy, he argued that it would be impractica
ble, because the people residing on the head
waters of the Mississippi, and its tributary
streams, would never consent that the mouth of
the river should be controlled by any foreign
power—any power alien to them.
Ile appealed to the Senators from Virginia,
Rhode Island and Delaware, to sustain that bill.
Ile had been aware for some days, that the bill
was not certain to pass. But it wan better cal
culated to maintain the honor and interests of
the country than any that could be devised. It
might be defeated. It would be a triumph of
Mr. Barnwell spoke in explanation of the
character of a valued friend, meaning Mr. Rbett,
whose character was above reproach.
Mr. Clay did not intend to disparage Mr.
Rhett. He knew him and had some respect for
him. But if be had made use of the cbclitrations
imputed to him, at the meeting in Charleston,
he was a traitor—and I hope, said Mr. Clay, he
will moot with ill,. fato . nt a traitor t [Laud
Applause.] He hoped that the sentiments of
disunion were confined to South Carolina.—.—
There were men in other States as gallant as
the people of South Carolina, and he would an
swer for Kentucky that thousands and tens of
thousands of her noble sons would rush to arms
in support of the standard of the Union, against
Mr. Barnwell said these were two ends to a
rope. A rebel might die honorably in defence
of right. He did not doubt the gallantry of
other States, but South Carolina would defend
justice at the hazaul of safety. Mr. Hale repli
ed to some points in Mr. Clay's speech, and Mr.
It seems, however to be now pretty generally
conceded that neither Mr. Clay's impassioned
oratory, nor Mr. %Vebster's powerful logic, will
avail to save the Bill. But two Northern Whig
Senator, (Messrs. Webster and Cooper) will vote
it, while a number of the ultra Pru• Slavery Sen
ators froin the South will vote aiminst it.
On Wednesday, Mr. Bradbury offered an
amendment to the Compromise Bill, providing
for the appointment of three Commissioners on
the part of the U. States, to meet three Com
missioners on the part of Tex., and agree upon
a boundary line, with the terms, ontlitions, and
considerations, upon which such line shall be
established This amendment is snide° have been
determined upon in a caucas of the friends of
the Bill, and, if adopted by the Senate, may se
cure the passage of the Bill in that body.
The House of Representatives, by decided
majorities, has decided it inexpedient to admit
the Delegates from the Territories of New Mex
ico and Deseret.
Cost of New ltlexico.
The lion. TRUMAN Slim', Senator from Con
necticut, in a speech made a short time since in
the Senate, produced full and official statistics to
show that the territories of New Mexico and
California cost the Union $121,038,35365 in
the expenses of the war and the indemnity paid
for the territory acquired. Besides which we
have the following statistics of the loss of hu
man life in the war :—The number of deaths re
turned by the officers of the army is 12,878; 9,-
479 were discharged for disabil.ty, of whom at
least half have died, say 4,874 ; 73,200 men
were mustered into service during the war, and
50,573 were mustered out; of the residue,
amounting to 22,68720,072 were returned as
dead, discharged or deserted, and the difference,
2615 are supposed to be dead ; of those muster
ed out of service it is estimated that 10 per cent.,
or 3,111, have since died; thus making, in the
aggregate, a loss of 25,181 lives through this
war. Mr. Smith rightly asks whether, with
this expenditure of lite and treasure, the United
States have not purchased New Mexico, and
whether we are to be obliged to purchase it a
V-The Cholera has somewhat abated
at Cincinnati, Nabliville, and other wes
tern cities, but is still prevailing in all
sectione. A few deaths have occurred
in Pitt burgh.
The New York Tribune, in an article in re
gard "TO "LiTfOIAN , , " makes Life of the follow
ing language, which should be read by every
man in the country:
The basest ideas with regard to the
nature and duties of citizens are engen
dered by the habitual indifference of the
majority, to political affairs. "I have
belonged to the party for twenty
years, and never asked for an office be
fore ; and now that I do ask, I stn refu
sed it,'--whines many a poor creature.
"Sordid wretch! What did you be
long to that party FOB 1 Was it mainly
for the sake or itnpe led by the hope of
an office ! If yes, then you prove your
self unfit to hold and unworthy of any
public trust whatever. But was it rath
er because you believed that you could
best serve your country by joining that
party 1 If yes, what are you snivelling
about 1 Have you not obtained what
you aspired to 1 Certainly you have
a right to aspire to office also if you see
dt—as good a right as any body else.—
If you obtain it, very well ; but if not,
don't betray your unworthiness by com
plaining that you have served the party
so long for nothing. If you do that, you
fully justify the judgement that consign
ed you to continued abstinence from
The Late President Taylor
A con espondent of the Salem, (Mass.)
Gazette relates the following character
istic incident as having occurred at the
period of the deepest excitement . at
Washington on the slavery question, du
ring the present session of Congres :
It was at this time that three of the
purest patriots among our Senators,
alarmed at the storm which seemed to
threaten our very existence, went to the
SI bite House to take counsel of good
Zachary Taylor. (One of their number
related this to me.) He received them
cordially, and sat attentively listening
while they told bins all they feared. He
seemed anxious, and held his face a long
time hurled between his hands. Finally
dashing - aside his chair, he rose, strode
around the room twice or thrice, and
pausing before them with his foot firm
ly planted, said, in his peculiarly mild
but firm voice, "Gentlemen, I was placed
here to support the Constitution. I have
sworn to do it ; I can do it ; and 1 will
do it." Then throwing himself on the'
chair, he rose again, and in a louder,
clearer tone exclaimed, "I Wm. no IT."
And there can be no question that he
would have done it like a true patriot,
bad such a crisis ever arisen. The uni
ted expression of the newspapers of all
parties since his death, shows clearly
that his countrymari, without division,
had nn abiding confidence in him, and
looked to him, with a firm reliance, to
guide and direct the republic amid all
To Deputy Marshals.
A contemporary in the western part of the
State, expresses the hope that the marshals of
the several counties and districts appointed to
take the census, will make it a point in the
coarse of their rounds, to say a good word for
their county papers. They will, of course, na
turally and properly feel a partiality for the pa
per advocating their own political principles, but
they will be doing a good turn for hard-working
but illy-requited laborers, if they shall impress
even upon Democrats the obligation of /sustain
ing their own county papers in preference to
those at a distance. The fact cannot be too of
ten nor too generally inculcated that that man is
delinquent, whether Whig or Democrat, who
is not a patron of his local press.—lt might have
been better it the law had made it obligatory
upon Deputy Marshals to enforce this wholesome
truth in eves) , household; but as it has not, a
word of voluntary admonition can do no harm.
The late Flood--the Alain Line.
The Harrisburg Telegraph says
t , We are glad to learn that the main line of
the public works is but little damaged by the
late flood, and will be ready immediately for
navigation. All the damage to it is between
Harrisburg and Columbia, and this is said to be
alight. The Juniata Division was not injured.
The rain was comparatively light at Lewistown,
and still lighter at the mountains.
The Susquehanna, West Brunch and North
Branch Divisions are supposed to have been in
jured considerably, but not to the extent that
was at first apprehended. As far as is now
known, these divisions will all be made ready
for navigation in a few days. As far as is known
the public works have escaped with much less
damage than was onticipated."
TIIE NEW SMALL NOTE Ls w.—The act pass
ed by the last Legislature, prohibiting the cir
culation in Pennsylvania of the notes of the
Banks of other Sates, under the denomination of
$5, goes into operation on the 21st of August
next. It is very severe in its penalties. The
passing or receiving nl foreign small notes by a
corporate body, subjects it to a penalty of $500;
by any public officer, $100; and by a private ci
tizen, s2s—one-half of which goes to the in
former. The act of passing or receiving small
notes is also made a misdemeanor punishable by
a fine of from $1 to $lOO. The subject is
brought under the cognizance of grand juries and
constables made witnesses to prosecute viola
TREASURER or Tile MINT .—The Lancaster
Union and Tribune expresses a hope in which
we are sure every Whig throughout the State
will heartily join. It is, that one of the first
acts of the new administration will be the re
moval of James R. Snowden, Treasurer of the
United States Mint in Phila. He is one of the
most bitter Locofocos in the State, and his re
tention in an important and lucrative office up to
the present time has been a subject of deep
mortification to the Whigs of the interior. If
he bad a spark of manly spirit he would have
resigned as soon as the late admimstratinn came
into power, but that is not usual with men of
Professor Webster to be Dung,
The committee on pardons, to whom were re
ferred petitions for the communtation of the
punishment of PI ofessor IVebster, last week
presented a unanimous report against such com
mutation. The report was accepted by the coun
cil, one member, Mr. Copeland, voting in the
negative. Friday, 30th of August, is the day
fixed for his execution—giving him just six weeks
to prepare for death.
The committee say that to the questions ari
sing, their minds have been most carefully di . -
rected, and, as they trust, with do unwillingness
on their part to conic to an affirmative conclu
sion, if they could do so consistently' with a su
preme regard to truth and justice. But after all
the considerations ?Mich they have been able to
bestow upon the confession, and under the light
of the evidences and comments with which it
has been accompanied and supported, they feel
constrained to say, that the effect has nut been
such as to satisfy their minds, that the position
of the case is materially changed.
In other words, the palliating facts and cir
cumstances set forth in the confession, have not
beeu so confirmed by other evidences and cir
cumstances, as to form a proper and sufficient
basis for executive interference.
To this painful conclusion the committee have
The Governor hes signed the death warrant.
The following paragraphs ore extracted from
the concluding part of Governor Briggs' address
to the council:
It is undisputed, that on the23d day
of November, 1849, John kite Web
ster, a professor in Havard University,
in the Medical College, in Boston, did at
mid-day in his room, in that college,
within a few feet of the place where he
daily stood end delivered scientific lee
' t arcs to a large class of young men, with
unlawful violence take the life of Dr.
George Park man, a respectable citizen
of Boston who had come to that room at
repeated requests of the prisoner..
That after taking his life he eviscera
ted and in a manner most shocking to
humanity, mutilated the body of his vic•
tim, burning part of it in a furnace, and
depositing other parts of it in different
places in the building, where they were,
found by persons who were seeking af
ter Dr. Kirkman.
That after killing him, he robbed his
lifeless creditor, by taking from bins two
notes of hand, signed by himself to
which he had no right, and committed
still another crime by making false marks
upon the notes, and that a jury of his
country empannelled according to law,
under the direction of four or five of the
eminent Judges constituting the Su
preme Court of Massachusetts, after
long and patient, impartial trial, and af
ter hearing in his defence the arguments
of learned and eloquent counsel, upon
their oaths found him guilty of murder.
Upon that verdict, the Court pronoun
ced the nwful sentence of death. In
such a case there should be obvious and
conclusive reasons to authorise the par
doning power to interpose and arrest the
sword of Justice. I do not see these rea
The combined circumstances of the
case force me to the conclusion, that the
safety of the community, the inviola
bility of the law, and the principles of
impartial justice demand the execution
of the sentence.
I hope it is not necessary for me to
say that it would have given me unspeak
able pleasure to come to a different re
sult, and that I would do anything on
earth in my power, short of violating
duty, to alleviate the sufferings of a
crushed and broken hearted family.
(3EO. N. BRIGGS.
The Christian Register, - in an article relating
to the death of General Taylor, renders the fol
lowing just tribute to his character :
Every new fact that we have lear
ned respecting hint during the last four
years has served to confirm the convic
tion of his great wisdom, firmness, and
integrity. For so decided it man, lie
seems to have been remarkably free from
predjudices, and as modest as he was
bold. We do not believe that since the
days of Washington there has been a man
of greater natural sagacity, or a more
pure-hearted patriot at the head of our
government. Our confidence in him was
of slow growth ; but we had at length
come t • look on him as a man who could
be misled by no partizan or sectional ex
citement, and who might be relied on
under all circumstances as true to the
Constitution and to the best interests of
the whole country."
IMPORTANT TREATIES.-It is stated
that two treaties of considerable impor
tance were negotiated under the direc.
lion of General Taylor just before his
death, but were riot concluded, and will
doubtless be approved by his successor.
One was with Mexico, for the extradi
tion of fugitives from justice, upon the
principle contained in the treaties with
France and England; and the other was
with Peru, for commerce in Guano, on a
footing with the most favored nations.
This privilege has been heretofore mo
nopolized almost exclusively by Great
Britain. It will be of great value to the
agricultural interests and particularly
to the benefit of several of the old
07 - Party politics in Missouri are running
high, and Benton'e prospects for re-election to
the Senate are, according to the Locofoce papers
in that State, growing desperate. It is now
generally conceded by the pleas representing
both sides, that a majority of Whigs will be re
turned to the next congress, and that a Whig U.
S.'Senator will succeed Mr. Benton.
Lynch Law in Virginia.
A most unparalled outrage has been committed
in Virginia, on the parson of a free negro, an
account of which is given by the Fordericks•
burg (Va.) Recorder, al follows
In Culpeper on Wednesday last, d
lawless mob asvorroled at the Court
flouse, and though resiiited by the Sher
ill at the juil door, entered the ; jail and
took therefrom by force, William Gray
son, a free negro, charged with the mur- .
der of David N. Miller, and hung him
by the neck until he was dead. The
Superior Court of Culpeper had twice
convicted Grayson, and the general•
Court had twice granted him a new tri
al. In the last opinion the general Court
, said, 'Upon the whole case we are of
opinion, that the testimony is not only
not sufficient to prove the guilt of the'
accused, but that it is hardly sufficient
to raise a suspicion against him. Thee
judgment must therefo..e'be reversed andl
a new trial awarded." Tills trifiiriatetil
mob, consisting aswe regret to feare r ,
in part of justices, of peace, and of mem ,
bers of christian churches, have thus by'
violence reversed the decision of the'
highest criminal tribunal in the State,
and been guilty of a foul, cowardly and'.
fiendish murder, and that too of a help
less free negro, with none to defend him
nor avenge his wrongs. Grayson we
learn, avowed his inuocense on the gal
lows. One minute was given him in
which lie was told he was to confess his
guilt, this he refused to do, and told
them to execute him at once which they
did.—Fredcricksburg (Va.) Recorder.
11 Days later from California.
NEW YORE, July 22.
The steamer Crescent City has arri
ved here from Chagres, bringing two
weeks' later news from ealitOrnia, and
$ 180,000 in gold in the hands of pas
Another terrible fire occurred in San
Francisco on the 14th of June, which
consumed three hundred houses, invol
ving a loss of five trillions of dollars !
The markets within the past few days
are somewhat more active, but in gen
eral complaints of dull times, light sales
and light profits, have been the order of
the day. This state of affairs is not
confined to San Francisco, but extends
to the surrounding country, and nearly
to the same extent throughout the min
ing regions, where a greet deal of inac
tivity prevails. The water- is yet too
high to allow successful digging. The
great bulk of the miners are leisurely
awaiting the fall of the streams. Tl:e
number of miners upon the different
streams has greatly increased since last
When the mining season shall have
fairly commenced, great quantities of
dust will be forthcoming.
For the " Huntingdon Journal."
" MANY CITIZENS OF UNION TOWNSHIP."
Ma. EDITOR I—There was n short com
munication appeared in your last paper
over the signature of the caption of this
article, which does by no means convey
the sentiments of many citizens of
Union township." Nu sir, not the sen
timents of more than two or three at
most. It is a very poor way to enlist
public sentiment to publish articles got
up in the manner the one was to which
we allude—we honestly Lelieve the Whig
friend in Brady township spoke the
honest sentiments of his heart and we
do most cordially subscribe to them.-L
It is all perfect nonsense to suppose that
many citizens of Union township would
subscribe to the idea involved in the re
ferred to article and we have thought it
absolutely necessary to motive the mat
ter in order to make the correction.—
We know from personal knowledge that
the contrary is the fact. Mr. Glasgow
is the almost 'unanimous choice of our
township, and we do most confidently
hope he will be placed in nomination for
Sheriff by the Whig Convention.
By a large majority of Union tp.
Sheriliralty - .
We are authorized to announce WILLIAM
MORRISON,of Shirley township, as a candidate
for Sheriff at the next general election. [3t pd.
Mr. Clan(:—The friunds of BENJAMIN
LEAS, of Sbirleysburg, will present his name
to the coming Whig county convention, and ask
his nomination (or the office M Sheriff. If nom
inated, Air. Lens will snake a good candidate and
a capable ofieer• SHIRLEY.
July 30, 1630.
PIIILAD. July 27.
Flour continues quiet at $1,124 a $5,25.
Extra Flour at $5,31 a $6,50. Rye Flour—
Penna. is selling at $2,87. Corn Meal is held
at the same price. Wheat is in limited demand;
small sale of new red Southern at $1,18; prime
white is worth $1,21. Corn is scarce at 64 a
65c. for good yellow; white is worth 60c.—
Penna. Rye is held at 65e. per bushei. Oats are
still very scarce; prime Penna. trom store sells
at 46 a 48c.i Southern is worth 42 a 44c. Whis
key—Sales in bbls. at 26c. and libds. at 25c.
On the 23d inst., in Grays Port, CATHARTNI,
wife of the late John Grove, Sr., in the 77th
year of her age.
At the solicitation of numerous friends
throughout the county, t am a candidate
for the office of Sheriff at the ensuing
election, and respectfully ark the suffra
ges of my fetlow•citizens for that office.
If elected I pledge myself to dischtirge
the duties of the office faithfully.
West township, July 23, 1850.