Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, August 06, 1850, Image 2
THE JOURNAL. CORRECT PRINCIPLES SUPPORTED BY TRUTH. HUNTINGDON, PA, Tuesday Morning, August 6, 1850. TERMS OF PUBLICATION: The "HUNTINGDON JOURNAL" is published at the following rates, viz $1 2 75 a year if paid in advance; *2,00 if paid during the year; and $2,50 if not paid until after tha expiration of the year. To CLUBS or FIVE OR MORE 81,50 per annum in advance. The above terms will be adhered to in all cases. CO" No subscription will be taken for a less period than six months, and no paper will be discontinued until all acrearagea are paid, unless at the option of the publisher. WHIG STATE TICKET FOR IMO. Once more our glorious banner out Upon the breeze we throw ; Beneath its folds, with song and shout, Let's charge upon the foe. CANAL COMMISSIONER, JOSHUA DUNGAN, of Bucks Co. ArDITOR GENERAL, HENRY W. SNYDER, of Union. SI'ILVEYOR GE.RAL, JOS. HENDERSON, of Washington DELEGATE ELECTIONS. WHIG COUNTY CONVENTION. 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, Os Saturday the 10th day of August, to elect two delegater from each of said town• ships and boroughs, to represent them in a Coun ty Convention to be held in the borough of Iluntingdon, On lredneeday the 14tA day of: August, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, to put in nomina tion a Democratic Whig COUNTY TICKET, and to appoint three Conferees 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 nominate a candidate for State Senator, and do such other things an the good of the cause may require. The 'Whigs of the several townships will hold their elections between the hours of 4 and 7 o'- clock, P. M., and in the Boroughs between the hours of 8 and 10 o'clock, P. M. The Whigs of Hender;on 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. We. B. ZEIGLER, Sec'ry. Democratic Whig County Meeting. The Democratic Whig citizens of Huntingdon county, are invited to assemble in County Meet ing, in the Court House, in Huntingdon, on Wednesday Evening, Aug. 14, for the purpose of adopting such measures as may be deemed eseential to the prosperity and success of the Whig party at the,coming elec tion. Come one,. come all! Severer addresses may be expected. Able and eloquent speakers from abroad have been invited. By order of the Co. Committee. JAMES CLARK, Chairmen. • Wm. B. ZEIGLER, &Pry. State of the Thermometer. 7 A. It. 2r. at. 9r. at Monday July 29 80 88 60 Tuesday ~ 30 80 87 76 Wed. ~ 31 71 81 76 Tlaurs. Aug. 1 79 91 70 Friday ~ 2 71 li Saturday ~ 3 7D Sunday . 4 70 68 74 0:7 - Attention is invited to new advertise ments. support Your County raper. We are making an effort to increase our sub scription list; and we hope every one of our present patrons will lend us their aid in the ef fort. Keep it before your neighbors, friends, that it is every man's duty to SUPPORT HIS COUNTY PAPER, and that it is the especial duty of every Whig in Huntingdon county, to take the "Hun•nnauoN JOURNAL." Increased patronage will cause increased expenditure and exertion on our part to make our paper stillmore interesting and useful. All, therefore, who now take the Journal, ape interested in the extension of its patronage. During the present week we expect to visit several townships in the lower end of our county, and shall be happy to receive one or two hundred good new subscribers in that quarter. Our paper will appear in NEW TYPE in the course of a week or two. NEW FIRM. -Owen 4. Wm. Boat have made extensive arrangements to carry on the Coach making business in this place. Advertisement shall appear in our next. ITT The "Iluzzitionon GUARDS" have recei ved their uniforms, and were organized into a . company, on Saturday last, by Brigade Inspec tor tIGHTNIR. The uniform in quite neat, and the company madra good appearance. Delegate Meetings. Whigs ! Don't forget tne Delegate Meetings on Saturday evening next, Turn out, one and all, and elect the right kind of men to represent you in county convention. P 7" Rev. JAMES H. ORBISON left this place on Tuesday morning last, for Boston, whore he expects soon to embark for Upper India, the chosen field of his Missionary labors. ilia fath er atut some other friends accompany him to Boston. He carries with him the kindest wish- 1 es of this community, for his health and success. In another column we publish the poetic en elan of a friend, suggested by his departure, and also the proceedings of a meeting of the Pres- I I congregation of .thie place. 117'.1VIr. Clay is going North to recruit hie health The Coming Contest. In reference to the importance of organization and activity in the Whig ranks in the coming contest in Pennsylvania, the Daily Newa of a late date makes the following judicious remarks: "It is of all things important," says that paper, "if the Whigs of the State desire to triumph in the coming contest, that a thorough and efficient ORGANIZATION be secured in every county, ward and township in the State, and that a pro per spirit be aroused among the Working Whigs everywhere. We :ook also, to the active ex ertions of the young Whigs. In 1840, their services, by means of Clubs and Associations, had a weighty influence, and we hope they will work again, in every district, and without delay enter upon the formation of clubs, end prepare for a vigorous defence of the great principles which we now, as in 1840, take with us in the canvass. We urge thorough organization, dis cipline, unity of action, and with all, zealous effort. These are as necessary in politics as in war. A force wanting in organization. will be sure to sustain defeat, when opposed, as we shall be in Pennsylvania, by an organized and regu larly trained opposition. It is sometimes a source of wonder that the Locofocos should suc ceed in Pennsylvania, with principles known to be directly hostile to the interests and views of a large majority of the people. The secret ties, in a great measure, in the force of party drill, and what this lacks is made up by the moat un scrupulous professions of friendship and pledgee before au• election, which are only made to be broken. 'Phe Whigs must therefore counteract the influence of organization on the part of their opponents, by an organization *gladly efficient, and what is equally important, the duplicity of Locofoco professions and promises met be ex posed, and the unwary and unsuspecting placed upon their guard against them. In times past, these professions and pledges have been disre garded from the moment the result of an election was known, and so they will be in figure. The principles advocated by the Whig party come home to the very door of every man in the State who lives by industry, or holds property. They are the basis of Pennsylvania prosperity, and it excites wonder in other States that Penn sylvania, with her mountains of iron and coal, her ability to become a large manufacturing State, and to maintain a dense and thriving in dustrious population, should be any other than a Whig State. We believe, moreover, that she is Whig. We know something of her people.— The Whigs have the votes. They need but get them to the polls to insure a brilliant triumph. Shall this be done or shall the people be suf fered again to put confidence in Locofoco pro fessions, and thereby lose the little that remains to them of their prosperity The Cholera. The cholera continues to prevail to a consid erable extent in the Western and South-Western towns and cities. In Uniontown, Pa., the sudden appearance of the cholera has caused much consternation. On Monday of last week, Maj. Irons, editor of the Genius of Liberty, and six others, were attacked and have since died. In Pittsburg, on the Ist and 2d inst. 16 death■ from cholera were reported. Husband and Wife Killed by Light• ming. Mr. GEORGE RI/0183.ER and wife, of War riorsmark township, in this county, Were killed by lightning, on Sunday the 28th ult. There had, as we learn, been quite a heavy thunder storm, and. when the rain had partially ceased, Mr. Rumberger went out to open a passage for the water, which was claming up in the garden. His wife followed him with his coat, and he stepped with her under a lei ge poplar tree, to put it on, when the lightning struck the tree, and instantly killed both husband and wife.— Five small children are left orphans by. this sf llicting dispensation of Providence. Mr. Cooper's Vote for Slavery. On Thursday last, in the Senate, the Compro mise bill being under consideration, Mr. Daw son, for the purpose of conciliating and securing the votes of the Texas Senators ; moved an a mendment, providing that any territorial gov ernment which might be established in New Mexico, should be limited to the territory lying west of the Rio Grande, until the disputed boun dary between the United States and Texas should be adjusted. This monstrous preposition, amounting to a virtual surrender of the territory now held in possession by the United States, was carried by a majority of two, Mr. Coomix, of this State, voting for it. Even Mr. Cass, says a corres pondent, who• has a facility of accommodating himself to expediency, could net be persuaded to take this pill, and he sought safety in retreat. What say the apologists of Mr. Cooper, who were so fierce in denouncing us some time since for intimating that ho was misrepresenting hie constituency, to this vote ? Dare they pretend that the Whigs of Pennsylvania are in favor of surrendering thin disputed boundary to Texas and Slavery For thin in what Mr. Dawson's amendment amounted to. We shall look with interest for the detence that is to be set up. In the meantime, we assert that nine-tenths of the people of this State are opposed to the arrogant pretentious of Texas. “Bitinuaretrr,” is the title of a new Post Office established in Brady township, in this county. Mr. DAVID IRONS has been appointed the Post Master. New U. S. Senator. Hon. ROBERT C. WINTHROP has been appoint ed United States Senator front Massachusetts, in place of the Hon. Daniel Webster. This leaves a vacancy In the House of Representa tives in the Ist Massachusetts district. The 2d district is also vacant, by the death of the Hon. Daniel' P. King, and the 4th district by failures to elect. So that Massachusetts has at present only seven representatives in the House. Mr. Winthrop took his sent in the Senate on Monday of last week. ' CO' No change in the markets since our last Northern Doughfaces. That the race of "doughfaces" is not yet ex tinct, is shown in a recent vote in the House of Representatives, on the question of admitting Moose N. SMITH, to a seat in that body. Mr. Smith is the Delegate chosen by the 90,000 free men of New Mexico, to represert them in the lower House of Congress—but he, as well as those whom he represents, are in favor of exclu ding Slavery from that Territory. This was sufficient to put all the slave-holders and their allies, the "Doughfaces" of the north, against him. He was rejected by 11 majority—twenty fire northern men voting with the South. Here are their names. Those from Pennsylvania are in capitals Brown, of Indiana, Bull, DIMMICK, Dun ham, Gerry, Garman, Harris, Hibbard, Leffler, Littlefield, MANN, Mceleruand, Miller, Pea selee, Richardson, Bobbins, ROSS, STRONG, Sawtelle, THOMPSON, Walden, Waldo, Whit tlesey, Wildrich, Young. We are glad to see that there is not a single Whig in this miserable list of northern dough faces. Whigs rarely, if ever, desert the cause of freedom. t The Evening Bulletin, a neutral paper, edited by Locofocos, makes the following an nouneement, enclosed with black lines: Appointment by the Canal Commissioners. Gen. A. L. Roumfort, to be Superintendent of Motive Power on the Philadelphia and Colum bia Railroad. GOD SAVE THE CommoNwsnwrn THE Aeon.' INTsitEsT on the State debt, due on the Ist instant, was promptly paid by the State Treasurer, at the Bank of Pennsylvania. The credit of the old Keystone is now firmly re established, and the regular payment of the semiannual interest will take place for the future as a matter of course. 07HE STEAMSHIP CANADA arrived at Hali fax on Wednesday morning. She left Liverpool July 20th and brings one week's later news.— At the last dates the American fleet was still off the port of Lisbon, but the papers furnish no' news relative to the difficulty between Portugal and the United States. Flour and grain hash slightly declined in price. No news of general interest. The Texas Question. Gov. Bell, of Texas says—according to the latest telegraphic accounts from that Nation— "that he will maintain the Territorial rights of his state at all hazards, .bat looks for justice from Congress. That being granted Texas will cling to the Union !" Will she indeed !—How condescending! We think the justice looked for should be speedily granted in the form of a halter for every traitor who dares raise a finger against the con stituted authorities of the United States. Trouble in the Locofoco Wig-warn. There is trouble in the Locofoco Wig-warn of Westmoreland, Bedford and Cambria. Two Locofoco candidates have been placed in the field for Congress. The conferees could not agree and separated ; when the three Cambria and two Bedford men organized and nominated Gen. Jos. M'Donald, of Cambria, far Congress. Subsequently the Westmoreland conferees and one from Bedford, organized. and nominated Al exander Dl'liinney, of , Westmorelrnd, as the candidate.' They are calling each other very hard names now, bUt we believe it will all end in smoke. It would be a blessing, however, to the district and the State, if it resulted in the election of a Whig Congressman. The Union Canal. The Harrisburg Telegraph says :--"A por tion of the Union canal was so much torn by the late freshet in the Swatara creek, as to render it impracticable to attempt a repairing of the damage. Hother Hage, Esq. is engaged by the Company as Engineer, in making estimates and arrangements preparatory to the widening of the canal, so that large class Pennsylvania ca nal boats can run through from Middletown to Reading, Pa.?' An Honest Confession. Mr. Andrew Miller, a prominent Locofoco of Philadelphia County, has published a communi cation in the Philadelphia Ledger, over his own signature, in which.he says " It is a humiliating fact that the Democratic party of the county of Philadelphia, is ruled by a gang of men that deserve no other or better appellation than. PIRATES for they exist by the PLUNDER that they ran reap, in disregard and in violation of the cherished principles of the party, that gives them character and position." The Miner's Journal says The above is applicable to. many other coun ties besides Philadelphia, especially along the lines of canals and railroads. Another speci men of "Democracy" is furnished in the person of John Abrams, a delegate from Philadelphia to the Williamsport Convention, who, since he assisted "in nominating Morrison, Banks and Brawley, has been tried for stabbing a man, con victed and sentenced to pay a fine of $5OO, and undergo a service of four years in the Eastern Penitentiary." They Don't Know Them. The Overshine Locofoco journals say they don't know any thing about the Whig nominees. "Of course not," says the Lewistown Gazette. ,6 We would not expect them to know farmer Snyder, /armor Dungan, or such a common man as Jo. Henderson. Any one to be known and praised by the Ovenshines, must be a lawyer, a doctor, or a bank director, at the least." ALL SsFs.—At Harrisburg last week, we found the affairs of State, in the absence of the Governor and Secretary of . the Commonwealth, in the hands of our friend Mr. klesEuicr, 'the next in anthority, who had called the wheels of Government in most successful operation, with every thing else about the Capital in a flourish ing condition, particularly the Susquehanna.— Lebanon Coterie, Whig County Meeting. A call for a Whig County Meeting, on Wed nesday evening of the first week of Court, will be found in another cohonn. We hope to nee a general rally of the friends of correct principles on that occasion. Several distinguished Speak ers have been invited to attend. Oar Court corninenc :3 in this county on Mon. Jay next. FROM WASHINGTON. The Compromise Bill Defeated! The long struggle is over. The Compromise is dead! On Tuesday last, Mr. Bradbury's amendment, leaving the Texas boundary ques tion to Commissioners, was adopted by a vote of 30 to 28, after Mr. Dawson's modification, providing that no territorial government shall be established, nor any State organized in New Mexico east of the Rio Grande until the Texas boundary line should have been agreed to by both Texas and the United States, had been carried by a similar vote. Mr. Norris then mo ved to amend the bill so as to leave the territo rial legislature of New Mexico free to legislate on the subject of slavery; which led to a debate in the midst of which the Senate adjourned. On Wednesday, a moreanimated scene opened in the Senate. Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, in dulged in a poetical flight about Gen. Scott and the army all breaking their swords, rather than draw them to put down treason and rebellion; after which Mr. Norris' amendment was adopt ed by a vote of 32 to 20. An amendment of fered by Mr. l'earce, to strike from the bill all the provisions in relation to New Mexico, pre vailed by a vote of 33 to 22 ; and another from the same source, restoring what had been strick en out, with a modification arranging that the territorial government thereof should not go into effect until the 4th of March next, was rejected. The success of the former and the failure of the latter of these amendments, divested the bill of everything in relation to Texas and New Mexico, leaving in it nothing but a provision for the admission of California and the organization of a territorial government fur Utah. The Next movement was a motion hs Mr. Atchison, to strike out also all that related to California, which, after some unexpected changes of phase and condition, finally prevailed by the large vote of 34 to 25 ; the effort of which was to leave in the bill nothing but the simple provision for the organization of a territorial government in Utah. In this form, the bill was ordered to be engross ed—yeas 32 to nays 18—upon which the Senate adjourned. Thus, after eight months of unprofitable agita tion, Congress has reached the starting point which Gen. TAYLOR recommended in his annu al message. The wisdom of his policy is now justified, despite the sneers of its opponents, and the memory of that illustrious patriot is vindi eated in a result which might have been fore seen by every unprejudiced vision. The following abstract of the proceedings of Thursday, we clip from the North American of Friday last : The defeat of the Compromise has produced its natural effect in the Senate. Mr. Douglass yesterday offered two motions—the first to take up the independent California bill, making it a special order, the second makiug it the special order for yesterday, and every day following un til disposed of—both of which carried, the for mer by a majority of 11, while the later was agreed to without a division—although Mr. Foote woe anxious that this all important and long neglected bill should be postponed to a Tex as and New Mexico bill, intimating that it would otherwise be defeated in the House by "parliamentary modes" of tactics, of which the country has heretofore witnessed some samples. The Senate, however, proceeded to the consid eration of the bill, when an interesting discus sion arose, in which Mr. Clay took a prominent part, declaring, in a dignified manner, his regret for the loss of the compromise bill, which he deemed a measure that would have proved a healing one, but avowing, in a still more lofty style and noble spirit, that if any State or the people of any State should attempt the threaten ed game of rebellion, "he was for testing the strength of our Government," while he• would stand by, against all disunionist's, as long as he had an arm or a voice to raise in its service—a patriotic declaration which drew down applause from the galleries, demanding all the resolution of the presiding officer, for its suppression. Mr. Clay referred, with some feeling, to the loss of the bill as having been caused by Mr. Pearce, of Maryland, who replied with a good deal of decision, and some sharpness, intimating, with equal truth and force, that the failure was attributable to the absurd obstinacy of the Tex as Senators, who lost everything by refusing to accept any boon short of an absolute surrender to. all their demands. [At this period of the proceedings, the report was cut short by the rain and thunder storm.] In the House, Mr. White asked leave, which was not granted, to introduce a resolution for the appointment, by the Speaker, of a Special Committee of twenty one—a new compromise committee, it would seem, to devise measures for allaying the excitement, which does no'. ex ist anywhere except in Congress. Mr. Stanton, from the Naval Committee, reported a bill au thorizing the government to contract for the building of three great steam ships, capable of being converted into war steamers of the first class, to ply to the Coast of Africa, with sas sengers, under the auspices of the Colonization Society. The fortification bill was debated in committee, and afterwards reported to the House without amendment; when a message was re ceived from the Senate notifying the House of the passage 01 "the bill establishing a territori al government for Utah,"—an annoencement of the somewhat uncommon fate of the compro mise bill, which only resulted in throwing the house into convulsions of laughter; in the midst of which it adjourned. . - On Friday Mr. Pearce gave notice that he would on Monday introduce a bill to establish the territorial government of New Mexico, and to settle the boundary of Texas. Tue Cournouiss.—A despatch from Wash ington under date of Augest 2, says seems now a settled fact that Mr.•Cloy's compromise will be introduced into the House on Monday. Mr. Cass and St. Peters. The pretty story which has been going the rounds of the papers about Maj. Cass, Charge d'Aflairs for the. United States, having saved the church of St. Peters, at Rome, from destruction turns out to be a sheer hoax, although given un der the authority of James Watson Webb, of the N. Y. Courier and Enquirer. General Gulf:- keppe Avezzana publishes a letter in L'Esul e Italians, an Italian paper printed in N. Y. in which he declares that no person in Rome thought of destroying that noble conception of Angelo, and great monument of art. He adds “that so far from Mr. Cass having any influence in Rome he was very little known and much less esteem ed, on account of his illiberal conduct towards the Republic." This robs the romance of much of its poetry. Begging the Question. The Locofoco papers are out in full cry upon EIENRY W. SNYDER, Esq., the Whig candidate for Auditor General, because being a son of old SIMON SNYDER, who was a Democrat, they say that he has abandoned his father's principles, and become a political renegade. In this they use the kind of logic, to which they are much ad dicted, which is called petitio principii—a beg ging of the question, or taking for granted the very thing is, dispute. They must first show that Mr. SNYDER has deserted the principles of his father. They gssuess that he has, because they call themselves Democrats; but they must remember that to call the tail of a calf its fifth leg, don't make it so, by a long shot. This thing that they call Democracy now is the bas tard offspring of an illicit embrace between the black cockade Federalism of JAMES Ross, of Pittsburg, and the treasonable jacobinism of Anaox BURR. It was spawned for the express purpose of overthrowing the Democracy of MAD ISON, MONROE, LOWNDES, CLAY, CRAWFORD and their associates, and was first christened Jack sonism, but soon assumed the narne, not the spit it and principles of the old and true Demo cracy, for the purpose of better deceiving the people, as men will Steal the livery of the court of heaven, To serve the devil in :" Now to this illegitimate Democracy, which has since degenerated into Locofocoism, Mr. SNYDER never did belong. He adheres to his father's political faith. Let the Locotocos show if they can, in what particular—what principle —what measure—he varies from the stand-point of the old Democratic Governor. They will then have something to talk about—until then, their yellings are only "sound and fury, signify ing nothing."—York Republican. Benton and the Administration. The Washington Telegraphic Correspondent of the Philadelphia papers, in speaking of the apprehended trouble with Texas, says, that in debate in the Senate, Mr. Benton tendered his support to the new powers, on the most vital question which they are called upon to meet--the dispute between Texas and New Mexico. He assured the friends of Mr. Fillmore that he would stand by him in maintaining the laws of the country—in carry ing out the policy of the simple and beautiful message of President Taylor. He felt assured that President Fillmore would do his duty, and "I," said he, "will stand by him." Improving. When Gen. Taylor took his seat in the Presi dent's Chair,' the Washington Union said, ...Whatever face the future may wear, we shall oppose his administration to the litter end." Hence the title of "Bitter Enders," as appli ed to that class of Locofoco journals. Nov the Union says— We forbear to speculate at this time upon the policy which Mr. Fillmore is likely to adopt. We fully appreciate the difficulties of his posi tion, and we are prepared to estimate his course with all possible liberality, if he acts with that unshrinking energy of character which the cri sis calla for. We venture to predict that this loot promise will not be fulfilled with half the fidelity that the first was. From the Phila. Bulletin, Aug. 1. TERRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT. Sixteen Cars Demolished- 7 —Several men and hundrods of ,Itile Killed, We are indebted to a gentleman who arrived this afternoon from New York, for the following particulars of a terrible disaster on the New York and Erie Railroad, which occurred about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon: As a freight train of twenty-two cars, heavi ly loaded with live stock from the West, was crossing an iron bridge over a small stream, three miles weal of the mouth of the 'Locke waxen creek, the bridge gave way, and although the locomotive got over safely, the tender and fifteen ears were Precipitated into• the ravine, which was sixty feet wide and twenty-five feet deep. The ravine was completely filled up by the wrecks of the cars and'animals. The sixteenth car was reared on end, on the top of the heap of ruins. The cars which went over are said to have contained about 100 head of cattle, 250 hogs and 750 sheep; in all about 1100 animals. The cars which were going very rapidly, were completely shattered to pieces, killing or woun ding hundreds of the animals. ..... The conductor of the train, two brakemen. and two drovers were buried in the ruins. The first was soon extricated alive, though badly wounded. Two or three of the others could be seen among the ruins and were able to converse for an hour or two. One of them was finally gored by an ox and another also appeared to be dead, when our informant left at 4 P. M. Another was still alive and calling for assis tance. Drink was handed down to him, but he was buried so deep that there was little chance of his being got out alive. Some or the animals wereunhurt, but the great mass of them were killed or horribly man gled, having their horns and legs broken, and be ing wounded In various ways by their struggling among themselves. The trains from the East and West, which met at the place of the accident, exchanged pas sengers. About two hundred men were engaged yes terday afternoon in clearing away the ruins, and endeavoring to extricate the men and animals. MURDER. The Baltimore Patriot of the 2d inst, says : We regret to learn that Henry Ham mond, Esq., of Hartford county, Md., was shot yesterday at his residence in that county, about a mile from Perry mansv ille. The particulars,, as we learn from reliable sources, are that Mr. H. was engaged in.his garden setting out some plants, when he was fired upon by some one, as yet unknown, the shot pen etrating the neck and shoulders, which killed him almost instantly. It is very rarely that we have to record such a di abolical act as this—and especially .so as the deceased was one who would not willingly give offences i and whose so cial feelings prevented him from bar, boring animosity against any one. We sincerely hope the homicide may be speedily arrested, and meet with that punishment which he so justly merits. Mr. H. was a native of this city, where he was well known,. but has resided for some years in Hartford county. WIIO KILLED Coca ROBIN 7 A despatch to the associated press of Philadelphia, dated July 31, announcing the death of the Compromise bill, says Mr. Pearce of Maryland was the murderer. The Ledger's special correspondent says Gov. Seward did the business. How doc ters will differ. Tremendous Fire in Oswego. OSWEGO, N. Y. July 31. A fire broke out at 2 o'clock yesterday morning, in the large building at the east end of the Toll Bridge, standing on the canal, and occupied for various manufacturing purposes. The fire then communicated with the adjoining flour mills of William J. Purdee end Henry* Matthews, on the north, which were con sumed, with a considerable amount of flour and wheat. The wind being fa vorable'. blowing a light breeze from the north, the fire was arrested in this di rection, at the next adjoining mill of Henry Fitzhugh & Co., by the well di rected efforts of the firemen, and the ef ficient aid of the powerful force pumps. in the mills. The flames were carried from Crock•- er's building across the street. The east end of the bridge caught fire, and: communicated with the new block of; stores erected over the canal by Mr.. Jesse Bennet. At this point Engine- Company No. 2 was caught between the. two piers, and after a desperate attempt , to save their engine, they were compel— led, by the intense heat on Bridge street to abandon it to the flames. The fire spread on the south side of Bridge street with great rapidity, and the whole block lying between the river and First street is a heap of ruins. Tho schr Liverpool and the Wyman were on fire, but were saved by being dropped" down the stream. Near half the bridge was burnt. The. Oswego News of this morning says, as we go to press the fire is still raging, but within the limits named, and is now under the control of the firemen. The loss is estimated at $500,000. The in surance is not estimated. DIED, On Saturday morning last, in this borough, Mr. JACOB G. Horns, aged about 35 yours. At Bridgeport, in this county, on the 30th lilt Mrs. EsTnan InoNs, aged 59 years. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Chambersburg Female Seminary. TIIE MISSES PINNEO, PRINCIPALS, THIS Institution will re-open on WEDNESDAY . THE IITII OF SEPTEMBER. Arrangements have been made to secure, in addition to its usual advantages, the services of . two Gentlemen of supe•ior qualifications for tho departments they will fill: Mr. NIA RECHALL, o native Frenchman, end also for sometime a resident in Germany, will teach the French and German languages. The Rev. J. KENNEDY will give instruc tions in LatPn,and Mathematics. Mr. MARTIN, whose superior abilities are well known, will continue to take chat go of the Musical department. The influences of this Institution have ever been pre-eminently those of nous, and it is strict ly a Family School, and the Teachers co-operate in sparing no efforts for the improvement of each individual entrusted to their care. The discip line is mild but fititi. The boarding pupils con• stitute a cheerful and happy family circle. This Institution has been eminently success-_ ful, and was never in a more prosperous condi tion than at present. The Principals are qb present absent, but applications eon be mode to any of the Tiustees, end to the Principals after the third week in August. August 6, t850.-3t. NEW SHOE FINDINGS STORE. 107 PAIR OF BALL'S CELEBRATED' LASTS—assorted. 12 sett Boot Trees. 10 Clamps. 6 sett Sehive's Patterns. 8 pair Crimping Boards. For sale at lowest prices for cash, by F. G. FRANCISCUS, Dealer in Shoe Findings. Lewistown, Aug. 6, 1850.-It. 73 MOROCCO SKINS, TAMPICO, MA— DRAS, CAPE, &c. 4 dozen Lining Skins. 4 dozen Binding Skins. 12 Sides Upper Leather. 1 dozen French Calf Skins. 1 dozen. Strait Morocco,. 4 dozen Kid Skins.. 3 d'oz. Red, Blue audGreen Morocco skins. 1 dozen Bronzed do do 2 dozen Fancy colored do do With an assortment of Kit, Files, Rasps, Pegs Tools of all kinds, Shoe Thread, &c., at F. G. FRANVISCUS'S. Lewistown, Aug. O.—lt. VTATERVILLE Manufacturing Co's. Supe- V PEN and POCKET C uTTLEßy— manufactured by the Waterville Manufacturing company, Waterville, Conn. An invoice of the above splendid American Cutlery just received. Premiums were given for these goods at the N. York and Philadelphia Institutes—rivalling in quality and finish Wostenholm and Rodgers' beat cutlery. Each knife warranted. For sale wholesale and retail by _ P. G. PRANCLSCU.S Lewistown, Aug, 6.-4 t. 7 5 . 727 N GONB G O I.. , I c y j. AND AMERICAN 25 Sett English Tire Iron—lb to 4 in. bread.-- Always on hand at I•'. G. FRANCISCUS'S Lewistown, Aug. LEAD PIPES, 11 to 2 inches, at F. G. .VRANUISCUS'S. Lewistown, Aug. 6.-4 t. WAS FOUND.. ON the 15th inst., on the public road leading from the turnpike to the mouth of Spruce Creek, Huntingdon county, Pa., a - PCRSE con taining a sum or money. The owner can have it by calling at Water Street Post Office, proving money and purse, and paying charges. August 0,1830.-3 t. DISSOLUTION. THE partnership heretofore existing betweep James Gillam and Henry Cornpropst, tra ding under the firm of Gillam Sc Cornpropst, in the Mercantile,Warehouse and Boating busi ness,was this day dissolved by mutual consent. The business will be continued by Henry Corn propst, with whom the books of the old firm will be left for settlement. JAMES GILLAM, HENRY CORNPROPST. August 0, 1830.-31.