Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, August 27, 1850, Image 2
THE JOURNAL. CORRECT PRINCIPLES-BUPTORTED BY TRUTH, HUNTINGDON, PA. Tuesday Morning, August 27, IBA TERMS OF PUBLICATION: THE "HUNTINGDON JOURNAL" i published at the following rates, viz : If paid, in advance, per annum, $1,75 If paid during the year, 2,00 If paid after the expiration of the year, • • 2,50 To Clubs of five or more, in advance, • • •1,50 THE above Terms will be adhered to in all cases. No subscription will be taken for a less period than six months, and no paper will be discontinued .- 61 all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the publisher. IVHIG STATE TICKET FOR 1850. CANAL COMMISAIONER, JOSHUA DUNGAN, of lhmks Co. AUDITOR GENERAL, HENRY W. SNYDER, of Union. SURVEYOR GENERAL, JOS. HENDERSON, of Washington. WHIG COUNTY TICKET. ASSE3IDLY, WILLIAM B. SMITH, of Hunt. Co. SETH R. M 9 CUNE, of Blair Co. 8 II ERIFF, WM B. ZEIGLER, of Huntingdon. CO3IMISSIONEII, BENJAMIN LEAS, of Shirley. PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, J. SEWELL STEWART, of Hunt. COUNTY SLRILIon, WILLIAM CHRISTY, of Porter. AUDITOR, KENZIE L. GREEN, of Clay State of the Thermometer. 7 A. M. 2 P. M. 9 P. M. Monday Aug. 19,. • • •69 74) 67 Tuesday " 20,• • • •67 70 ..... —.67 Wednos. " 21,• • • •64 72 67 Thursday " 22,• • • .59 76 67 Friday " 23, • • •66 83 72 Saturday " 24,. • • •66 85 72 Sunday, " 25,• • • •70 83 70 To the Independent Voters of Hun tingdon County. HAWING been strongly urged by numerous friends from all parts of the county, to offer myself as an Independentcandidate for the office of Sher iff; at the approaching election, and considering the almost universal desire to have an Independent candidate as sufficient justification for my course, I have acceded to their wishes, and announce my self to you as a candidate for that office, pledging myself, if elected, to discharge its duties with fi delity *and humanity. JOHN WWI:TAKER. August 20, 1850.—pd. te. An Explanation. Mn. CLARK :—I observe that the card of .Tehta Whittaker, announcing himself as a candidate for Sheriff, appears under your editorial head. Now, many of your Whig friends are anxious to know why this is so. Certainly you do not approve of Whittaker's disorganizing course, and forthat rea son give his card such a conspicuous place. Please explain, and oblige A SUBSCRIBER. Of course we will explain. Mr. Whittaker re quested his card placed where it appears, and paid us accordingly. We deemed it a matter of no im portance where his card was placed, as the Whigs of this county know the man well, and cannot be cheated by him. He has for years been opposed to the success of the Whig party, and is now play ing the part of a tool for Loeofocoism. Ho is not a Whig at heart, and should no longer be recogni zed as such. He does not expect to receive many votes, but hopes to get enough to defeat the Whig candidate. In this, however, he will be mistaken. The Whigs are determined to elect a Sheriff of their own party this time, despite all the tricks of the Locofocos, and all the falsehoods which their willing tools can, invent and circulate against the Whig candidate. Mr. ZEIBLER is a high-minded, honorable man, and his character is beyond the reach of the tongue of slander, whether it be em ployed against him by avowedLocofocos, or skulk ing, cowardly Guerrillas. We had hoped that it would not be necessary for us to say aught against any man during the present campaign, and especially of any one who professed to be a Whig. But so long as wo con tinue to occupy our present position, as lonductor of a Whig press, we will defend the Whig party from the assaults of its open and secret enemies. We will perform our whole duty, however unplea sant it may tie. The "Huntingdon Journal" lins! ever been true to the Whig cause, and while we continue its conductor, it shall remain so. "Those who are not for us ate against us ;" and he who opposes a regularly nominated candidate for a county office, if that candidate is honest and capa ble, and has ever been true to his party, is. much an enemy to his party and its principles, as if he would oppose a regularly nominated candidate for President of the United States. Our position is now defined, and we shall act in accordance with it. WELCH'S NATIONAL Ciacus.—By reference to our advertising columns, it will be seen flint this celebrated company will perform in Huntingdon on the 20th day of September. New Subscribers. As an evidence that our improvement is appro. ciated,, we have received quite a number of new subscribers during the past week. We still want more, and hope our friends in various parts of the county will he kind enough to aid us, by recom mending the "JOURNAL" to their neighbors. New Goods. Our friends of the "Elephant," Messrs. Purim- TAL & Booco, have just received seventeen cases of Nuw Goons, which they are selling at their ,former cheap prices. By the way, the Elephant is quite a significant emblem to sail under. Sa gacity, Docility and Strength are the prominent characteristics of the animal, and if our young friends, in a business way, fully represent all these sterling qualities, the most abundant success must be their reward. They can do it, and we feel con fident they kill. Locofoco Candidate for Sheriff. The Locofocos, after much caucusing, and ma ny consultations, have fixed on DUTTON MADDEN as their candidate for Sheriff. JOHN WRAY and SAMUEL MILLER had previously announced them selves, but neither of these gentlemen suited the individuals in Huntingdon who claim to be the leaders and managers' of the Locofoco party.— These leaders, immediately after the Whig nomi nations, made great efforts to get out a Whig to run against the regular candidate, but utterly fail ed in the effort. It is true they succeeded in get sing out John Whittaker, who, on account of dis appointed ambition, has been a DISOROANIZER in the Whig ranks for the last ten years, and during that time has never voted a full Whig ticket.— But after trying Whittaker fur one week, and find ing that he could get no support, they have aban doned him to his fate, and are now snaking stren uous exertions to rally their party on Mr. Madden. Wray and Miller, say these Locofoco managers in Huntingdon, must decline, so as to give their fa vorite a clear track for the whole Locofoco vote. We shall see whether these gentlemen will obey their bidding. In the meantime, tlse Whigs are rallying as one man for the WIIOLE WHIG TICKET, and it makes but little difference to them how mu ssy Locofoco candidates take the field in opposition. Giving up the Fight. After dividing Huntingdon county for the pur pose of making it a Locofoco county, and then keeping up a fight fur two or three years, with the vain hope of conquering the unflinching Whig Regulars, it seems our Locofbco friends have giv en up the tight in despair. They have abandoned their organization, fled to the chapparals for safety, and are now making a Guerrilla tight upon the Whigs. Is this what has been so often and exult ingly called the "nuterrified Democracy?" or, ns Col. Frazier, of Lancaster, the "war horse," would say, the "Lion-hearted Democracy ?" Only think of it! The "Lion-hearted Democracy" of Hun tingdon county all turned skulking Guerrillas, and not a man among them bold enough to be a stand ard bearer of the principles of his party, in the shape of a Legislative candidate. It is true they have managed to present a candidate or two for Sheriff; but they, as if ashamed of their party and its principles, do not avow themselves Locofocos or Democrats, but quietly slip out under the win ning and modestappellation of "Independents !" "How arc the mighty fallen !" The Whigs, as usual, have presented their can didates, and are prepared for the fight. WILLL►sI B. SMITH and SETH R. M'CuNE, bear aloft the Whig standard, as candidates for the Legislature. If any body is opposed to their election, either personally or politically, let them, in the language of the Blair County Whig, "trot out their nags." Their friends are ready for the combat. If the Locofocos can muster courage enough to return to the field, and present their candidates boldly, we shall meet them according to the rules of "civilized warfare." If, however, they remain in the swamps and eliapparal and keep up a Guerrilla fight,ofeourse we will have to "stir them up with a long pole!" The Nomination for Sheriff. We clip the following from the List Globe "The Whig nomination for Sheriff is condemn ed by a Jorge number of influential Whigs of the county. The manner in which Mr. Zeigler's nom ination was effected, is the principal cause of the dissatisfliction. Mr. Samuel Stevens and Mr. Ja cob Cresswell were Mr. Zeigler's most prominent competitors, and it is alleged that either would have been nominated if unthirmeans had not been mule use of to defeat him." Who alleges, Mr. Globe, that Mr. ZEIGLER, or his friends, resorted to unfair menus to secure his nomination? Mr. STEVENS, to whom allusion is made, is of the opinion that Mr. ZEmEttobtained his nomination honorably and fairly, and so ex pressed himself to us : and we believe Mr. CRESS WELL is of the same opinion. Your story is sim ply not trae, and we defy you to make it good with proof. It is equally untrue that "large numbers of influential Whigs" are dissatisfied with Mr. ZEIGLER as a candidate. It is true that many were disappointed in not having their favorites nominated, but all agree that Wit. B. ZEIGLER is an honorable man and a good Whig, and that he will make a competent and obliging officer. We predict that all such efforts on the partofthe Globe to injure the Whig candidate for Sheriff, will fitil oftheir intended effect. Charges, in political times, without proof, don't pass currently in this region. The Globe forgets that it circulates in an intelli gent community.• Cr The communieation in the last Globe rela tive to the Whig County Convention, is too weak, false and silly, to merit the insertion of the reply which was handed to us by a Whig. Our Whig friends should not wrench themselves " kicking at nothing." Poor Humanity. To see men—full-grown men—who once had some standing in society, but who, from their own bad conduct, have lost the confidence and respect of their fellow-citizens, standing about bar-rooms and corners of streets, slandering and abusing their neighbors, because they will not consent to disgrace any public office by aiding them in their political aspirations, is one among the many ways in which poor human nature exhibits its depravity and the utter degradation into which it is capable of sink ing. The spectacle such poor creatures present is humiliating and disgusting in the highest degree. Congress. The Fugitive Slave Bill was ordered to be en grossed in the U. S. Senate, on Saturday last. It was expected to pass that body finally on Monday (yesterday). The House is slowly progressing with the Civil and Diplomatic Appropriation Bill. The California and Territorial Bills have not yet been taken up in the House. Removed: Eon. A. Lynx, Marshal of the Western District of Pennsylvania, has been removed from office for cause. Was. Divot, his brother, and who we be lieve was his bail, has been appointed in his stead. ffir If alt who want office could be supplied, how clever every body in this world would be.— As this is not the case, unfortunately, how many political tricksters, hypocrites, cut-throats, villains and scoundrels there are The number of these rascally people is truly lamentable, especially im mediately after the adjournment of a County Con vention. Oh, dear! Cr A variety of now Advertisements appear this week. We invite attention to them. Our Ticket. The Blair County Whig, in speaking of the ticket nominated by the Whigs of this county, says: "We congratulate the Whigs of "Old Mother Huntingdon" in the choice of their candidates for the several county offices. We are acquainted with them all intimately, and have no hesitancy in pronouncing it one of the most unexceptionable tickets ever placed in nomination by the Whig party of the county, and deserving of the vigorous and united support of all good and true Whigs.— We are especially pleased with the nominations fur Assembly and Sheriff. Mr. SMITH, the nomi nee for the Legislature, lives its Jackson township, is a practical farmer, possessed of a strong and well balanced mind, a firm and decided Whig, and a high character fisr honesty and integrity, and will snake such a legislator as cannot fail to meet the expectations of the people of Blair and Hunting don counties. His nominution is the most popular one that could have been made in the county, and he will receive such a vote as will astonish both friends and foes. Major &mum, the candidate for Sheriff; is a devoted and industrious Whig, a hard-working mechanic, well fitted for the duties of the office, and we feel well convinced will be triumphantly elected. In his nomination, if merit and fitithfulness to the cause are deserving of re ward, no man is better entitled. We feel confi dent that Huntingdon county, with such a ticket, will give as large a majority as she did for Gen. TAYLOR." •The Register, in speaking of our candidate for the Legislature, says: "Mn. SMITH, the gentleman nominated for As sembly, we hear spoken of in the highest terms of praise. He is said to be a man of irrepproachable moral character; a good, steady, zealous Whig;' and amply competent for the post. Like our own candidate, (S. R. M'Cune, Esq.) he is a hard-fis ted Farmer, and trained to industry and economy, and will doubtless resist profligacy and extrava gance wherever found. In short, he is just the sort of a man for the times ; end we think we may safely congratulate the Whigs of Blair upon hav ing so excellent .a gentleman associated with Mr. M'Cune for their suffrages. With M' Cane and Smith for our candidates we feel assured that Blair cannot be shaken a hair's breadth from her integ rity by any scheme the Loces can devise." Congressional Conference. The last Congressional Conference for this dis trict resolved that the future Conferences, until' otherwise ordered, should be held at M'Veytown, Mifflin county, on the FIRST TUESDAY OF SEP TENDER. This was done to accommodate the Whigs of Centre, who, on account of the time of holding their Court, cannot appoint their Confe rees so as to meet the other counties earlier. than the above time. It was considered at the time the best way of settling the matter, to prdvent mis understanding, and we suppose will he adhered to. Blair County. It gives us pleasure to learn that the Whigs of Blair county are rallying with great unanimity ou their County Ticket. This is as it should be.— The only way to sustain a party is to give a united support to all its nominations. Tho Register says: "From present indications we shall be disappoint ed if the approaching election is not a remarkable ono for the unanimity with which the Whigs of Blair will vote the whole ticket. We have talked with a great many of the "Rough and Ready" men from all parts of the county, on the subject, and can learn of scarcely a single one who avows his determination to split his ticket; but on the other hand, find a general disposition to frown indignant ly upon such toadyism. "A man or a mouse," is the motto this year. Who would be a mouse I" Milllin County. The Whigs of Mifflin county have nominated the following ticket:—Assembly, Androw M'Far land ; Prothonotary, John Bolas - Leh ; County Sur veyor, Wm. Lytle:; Commissioner, Wm. Cum mins; Auditor, Augustus M. Ingram; Prosecuting Attorney, John W. Shaw. L. T. Watson, John Herr, and J. F. Cottrell, Esqr's., were appointed Congressional Conferees, with instructions to. support Gen. Wm. H. Inwin for Congress. The ticket nominated is said to be a very strong one, and the Whigs have strong hopes of success. Newspaper Borrowers. A word in your ear, Mr. Borrower ! Is this pa per, which you are now reading, your own? Ah ! you just borrowed it for a few moments from your neighbor Just so ! But, do you also go to your neighbor for a loaf of bread—a coat—a hat—or a shirt? No, you answer, that's quite a different thing. Diffirent indeed! How so? Your neigh bor's paper is as much his own private property as any of the other articles we have mentioned. You do not ask to borrow them, for you know he would tell you to go and buy for yourself. And, if he did himself and the printer justice, he would tell you to buy a newspaper /br yourself, too. No man has a right to the use of a newspaper, unless he pays for it, any more than he has a right to wear his neighbor's clothes, or eat his bread. Put that into your pipe, friend—smoke it well—and then make up your mind to subscribe for the " HUNTINGDON Joua.v.u.," if you think it is worth reading. Census of Huntingdon. Mr. GUYER, Mrrshal for this county, has just completed the Census of this Borough, and has left the following information at our office: Popu lation 1,470. Twenty-three deaths during the year ending Juno 1, 1850. Fifteen establishments of productive industry, producing more than $5OO annually. This information is not so full as we could have desired, but as we did not see the Mar ' shal personally, after he got through with the Bor ough, we will have to put up with what he left us. The Cholera. The Cholera still prevails at Chicago. On the 17th there were 21 interments; 11 of Cholera.— On the 18th, 11 interments; 7of Cholera. At Louisville on the 17th, 12 interments; 4 of Cholera. On the 18th, 12 interments; sof Cholera. On the 22d, 15 interments ; sof Cholera. At La grange and Newcastle, Hy., there was much alarm on the 18th, owing to the violent breaking out of the disease. Six deaths had occurred within two days. At Columbus, 0., during the week ending Aug. 19th, there wore 38 deaths. Three more deaths, from Cholera, are reported at Uniontown. It has entirely disappeared from Harper's Furry. The Whig Administration. WAstmartm, August 12th, 1850, The new administration is beginning to &M -ope its policy, and an admirable one it promises to be. We already see evidences of this sufficiently strong to ensure the ardent sympathies and cordial support of the Conservative Whig party through out the country, and to command the respect of our opponents. There is no doubt that Mr. Fill more is destined to become a very popular Presi dent. And why should he not? Ile is a states man of the most enlarged and comprehensive views, and possesses executive qualities of the highest order, which he will exercise with the sole aim of advancing the prosperity of the whole American people. None need fear that he will step aside to engage in narrow sectional strifes and contests, and thus abandon the broad national plat form which he has so long and so conspicuously occupied. The message of Mr. Fillmore, and Mr. Webster's letter to Governor Bell, of Texas, are papers worthy of emanating from the President and Secretary of State of the freest and most en lightened nation on the earth—papers which, though a few hot-headed factionists may clamor against them, will receive the hearty approval of patriotic men of all parties and of every section. It would be a serious reflection upon the intelligence and patriotism of our people to suppose that they will not sustain our highest public functionaries whilst in the discharge of most sacred public trusts.— Planting themselves upon the firm foundations of the constitution, the President and Secretary of State are manfully engaged in the work of fulfil ling our treaty obligations, and executing the laws. The action of the Senate yesterday, upon the Tex as boundary question, demonstrates the wisdom of the policy of the administration thus far. All hon or to Fillmore and Webster ! Perhaps it would be thought invidious were I to omit the mention of other members of the admin istration. But what need be said in commenda tion of such men as Corwin and McKennam and Conrad, and Graham, and Hall old Crittendon 7 They are known to, and honored by the whole country. So soon as they shall all move forward in the spheres assigned to them respectively, we may look, and not in vain, for the performance of those worthy deeds of which their past eminent public services are the certain precursors. I will add, that Mr. Hall, the Postmaster General, has already won great praise from members of Con gress and others, by the ability nod promptitude with which he discharges the ditties of his depart ment. I predict for him a career not less brilliant than that of any gentleman who has preceeded him in the office of Postmaster' General. With best wishes fur the entire success of a genuine Whig administration, I am truly your friend, &c. Gen. Taylor's Administration. " The History of that Administration," says the Nat. Intelligencer, speaking of Gen. TA.TLOR'S term interrupted by death, "remains to be written ; and when written it will show that scarcely was one ever surrounded with more difficulties, or ever, in spite of a storm of calumny, more successfully overcame them." The truth of this testimony finds an answering corroboration in the facts of the history to whirls it refers, and in the present consciousness of the American people. The "storm of calumny" with which Gen. TAYLOR and his Administration were assailed, disgraceful to the calumnniators only, was probably never paralleled in this country in the coarseness of its vulgarity, and the shameless ef frontery of its falsehood. Villification became systematized and slander was organized into a code of tactic, Through all this cloud of abuse, like a stately slip moving onward through fogs and tempests, the Administration of the intrepid old Hero kept even on. There was neither any faltering of nerve or indefiniteness of purpose. At the helm' stood a pilot who had encountered perils before, whose eye caught its brightest glan ces at the presence of danger, whose hand was the firmer as the conflict grew more fierce. We hazard nothing in saying that at the time of Gen. TAYLOR'S death his Administration was stronger than at any previous period. It was ac quiring new strength daily. Its character of in flexible resolution of purpose combined with an all prevailing conviction. of the integrity and patri otism of the heroic Chief guided by an unpreten ding but most comprehensive sagacity had become impressed upon the public mind, and, the impres sion had taken a hold which was every day growing stronger. The time has not come for the writing of the history to which the Intelligencer refers; but the epoch which it will include has made its mark already.—Baltimore American. Cumberland County. There is a prospect of a very nice little row among the "harmonious democracy" of Cumber land. Their County Convention was held on Tuesday last, and resulted in the complete triumph of the Cameron wing of the party. Henry Church and T. C. Seouller were nominated for She Legis lature. In speaking of the affair the Herald of Wednesday says:— The Harrisburg Regency and Volunteer party have met with a sudden downfall oven in their an cient strong-hold ! Henry Church is re-nominated for the Legislature! His Tariff resolutions have been adopted in "committee of the whole" demo ' eracy !! His vote for the "swindling Reading Railroad bill ! !" has been approved by his party!! ! The Vo/unteer's "forewarning" and 'forearming" of the democracy has gone for naught! Those Ip/edges of the Standing Committee have neither - been administered or taken by the nominees!— Alas for the sad fate of the Hunkers—the Radicals —the anti-Conservatives of the Volunteer clique The Cameronians we learn had a majority of sev en in the Convention, which gave them power also to carry the Senatorial Conferees ! (a - President Fillmore's Texas Message is wurpdy commended. The Albany Evening Jour nal says:—"The voice of the whole people has found utterance in this message, as the energies of the whole people, if required, will be volunteered to sustain it." kW The Militia of Pennsylvania number 276,- 070 men. Much stronger force than that of any other State in the Union. The Daily Sun hasn't the slightest doubt that the old "Keystone State" could whip the world. sr lion. JOSEPH Cesar will please accept our thanksfor a copy of his able speech on tho Tariff. Hon. S. C.u.vng also has our thanks for favors. The York Democracy. The election of a democratic general committee for the remainder of the present year, and of dela gates to the Syracuse Convention, took place in the several wards of the city of New York on Wednesday night; but the epiritof opposition be tween the Hunkers and Bacnburnere was so great that but little was accomplished. The Mirror says: Fights occurred' at must of the meetings, and in the Sixth, Eighth and Fourteenth Wards the ballot boxes were either broken open, or forcibly carded of. At the Fourteenth Ward "Democratic Head Quarters," in Grand street, the scene was most disgraceful; and many who wished to deposits their votes were deterred from entering the house by reason of the outrages that were constantly committed by the rowdies, who surrounded the en trance. About half-past nine, a dish was made for the ballot box, which they obtained, end star ted down the Bowery, where a general tight took place. Cen. Winfield Scott, A resolution has passed the Senate of the Uni ted States, says the Noi•th American Farmer, upon the motion of Mr. Clemens, of Alabama, to con fer the brevet rook of Lieutenant General upon Gen. Winfield Scott. As a compliment to the vet eran warrior, there can be no objection, bat if Sen ators believe that the title of "Lieutenant Gener al" could in the sligetest degree add to the good name and great fiune of our distinguished Com mander-in-Chief of the Army, they exhibit a want of knowledge of the esteem, admiration, and af fection in which Gen. Scott is held by the Amer km people. No additional titles can possibly add lustre to the brilliant services of the great hero; his deeds are his credentials; his services in the tented field aro fresh in the memories of hiS grate fid and history, the faithful record of the past, will enlist the admiration and apprecia:- tion of posterity in future ages. WINFIELD SCOTT requires no artificial gilding; the hero of Chip pewa, Lundy's Lane, Niagara, Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Chernbusco, Malino, Chupultepec, and Mexico, Las earned his proud name, of which none can rob him, and to which no honor can be added. The name of WINFIELD SCOTT is synonymous with patriotism, devotion, valor, and heroism ! Dreadful Tragedy. We learn from the Danville intelnyenrer, of the 16th inst., that quite an excitement existed in that community for a week past, in consequence of the mysterious death of a young and beautiful girl, named Miss Smith, from Luzern,' county. The circumstances that have come to light, show con clusively that there has been foul play somewhere and that of the most inhalant' and depraved char acter—indeed of such a nature as to cause the ruin and death of a young and beautiful girl, at that age when life is so eminently desirable, and which has also caused the inevitable disgrace and unhap piness of a highly respectable family. She was on a visit to a sister residing near Danville, and shortly after her arrival there was taken dangerous ly ill—a physician was called, but to no purpose,— and life was fast ebbing away. She seemed to ho greatly distressed, and after earnest entreaty, she disclosed the cause. Her disclosures implicated two persons in the transaction, who resided in the village where she died--one a lawyer named Ran kin, and the other a physician named Dr. Wm. H. Crandall. The latter has since been arrested.— We hope, if guilty, they may both receive their just reward at the hands of the law. AN IMPROBABLE STORY.-TIIC New York Sint says "A most extraordinary phenomenon, it is said, has just appeared in this city, viz; a slave from the South, who has discovered a secret mode of changing the colored skin ton white one I lie has already, according to report, changed the hue of his feet, his hands, and a part of his thee, while the rest of his person is gradually undergoing the same wonderful metamorphosis. The story is that while at work upon his master's plantation, he dis covered that a certain weed exercised this aston ishing effect. lie and a number of his fellow slaves vigorously applied the cosmetic, and the re sult is before us. Ile expects to be fully white in from eight to ten months. or Hon Js•.eas MILLER, editor of the Keystone, died at his residence in Harrisburg on Tuesday last, of congestive fever. Mr. Miller was au ar dent politician, and has tilled various political sta tions. Under the administration of the late Gov. Shook he held_ the office .of Secretary of the Com monwealth,. having previously served as a member of the Board of Canal Commissioners, member of Congress, Auditor of U. S. Treasury, and in va rious other capacities. Cenerat Scott. While the schools of the First Ward were res ting in the shade of the Treasury Department, on Thursday afternoon, General Scott passed along the side walk. He was instantly recognized, and the hats of the boys waived in the air, and the lit tle girls flourished their white 'kerchiefs and ho quets. The General halted, and addressed them in terms of great kindness. He was proud to wit ness the appearance they presented, and he honor ed them, and their teachers, and the school author ities, for their very laudable effbrts, and hoped they would still press onward in their noble pursuits.— The children were delighted with the incident, and though it may seem but at little ono, it will never be forgotten by them, and the image of the gallant hero will live forever in their remembrance.— Wash ington Republic. Pennsylvania Railroad. The Pennsylvania Railroad wilt be opened about the 6th proximo to Hollidaysburg. At Hollidays burg the road connects with the Portage Railroad to Johnstown. Passengers for the West will have a continuous railroad front Philadelphia to Johns town, a distance of 280 miles. AtJohnstown they take the stages, going through the entire distance from Philadelphia. to Pittsburg in thirty-two hours, or by railroad and canal, without the fatigue of night travel by land, in forty hours. This is the most expeditious and pleasant route which can be taken, and the announcement will induce many to choose it in preference to any other. NEOItO AND INDIAN SUFFRAGE IN MICIIIGAN.- Thu Michigan State Convention, now in session at Lansing deliberating on the reconstruction of the Constitution of the Peninsular State, have adopted a clause extending the elective franchise to Indians and their descendants, and have also adopted a resolution submitting to the people, as a separate proposition, the question of extending the sane right to the African race. Murders In Philadelphia. Philadelphia is becoming the very Sodom of this country, for attrocions and daring crimes. If the Philadelphians do not soon do something to re-- trieve the character of their city, peaceable and quiet citizens will cease risking their lives by vis iting them, either on business or for pleasure.— We clip the following notices of two cold-blooded murders from the Daily News of Monday and. Tuesday last: [From the News of Monday.] COLD BLOODED MURDER.—Betirem one anal two yesterday morning, a young German, named Armstrontz, who had been but a few months in the country, was shot dead, while walkingalong South street, near Eighth. The shot was no doubt tired by one of the Killers, who have committed numer ous outrages of late, in that vicinity. Only a few days since, we recorded a ease of highway robbery. and an attempt to kill by them, The deceased , appears to have-been•giving no provocatiorl' what ever, but was walking quietly Acing. The ball passed through his heart, mid lulled him instantly., The body was conveyed tolhe southeast station= house, and yesterday the coroner was summoned• , to hold an inquest. The evidence disclosed this ' above facts. Armstrontz was a watch dial maker; and worked with a man named Brechmin, whose' place of business is in second street, below Dock. , We have rarely been called upon to record a more' cold blooded murder than the alcove, or one which: shows how unsafe it is for our citizens to walk the,' streets at a late hour of the night.... There appear' to be a regularly organized band of murderers in our midst, as loaf as the "Thugs" of India, whose chief employment was the taking of human life.— Our citizens will finally see the necessity of organ izing a regular patrol, to Hit a stop to the &hip, of this murderous gang. The rhotning down of the scoundrels would he the ino,t ,ili•ettial method of checking them. The watch of MOyiffilell,illg can drag citizens from their doors 14 talking in a fond manner, but when have they arrested any of the outlaws of that district 1 We trust that some effort may be made to detect and bring to justice the murderer of the unotfending German, Arms touts, and that speedily. A young man named Patrick M'Lcan has since been arrested and committed, on the charge of being the murderer of Armstontz. [Front the News Tuesday.) HIGHWAY ROBBERY AND FOUL Mt:nnr•.n.- About 8 o'clock lust evening, as a watchmaker, named Charles Bird, who has a shop in Fifth st.,- one door shove the corner of South, was proceed ing home, having a small box, containing a num ber of watches, under his arm, he was assailed hy four villains, at the corner of Fifth road Oushil and in an attempt to resist them, was stabbed in the breast, and fatally wounded. Tnoneditv elv up on his giving the alarm, the vssa,ins th , d storm Gaskill street, pulsated by Mr. lib - 4. oho crii.d oat "stop thieves stop thieves An attempt was made by some citizens on Gaskill street to arrest the offenders, but unfortunately it was not success ! fut. They all made their escape. The wounded man got down as far as Scott's Court, where he fell from loss of blood, and being taken to the drug store in South street, expired in a few minutes.— The body was afterwards taken the Southeast sta tion house, and in the course of the evening, hun dreds of our citizens, who had been apprized of the murder, proceeded thither to get a sight of it.— We have seldom known so much feeling mtmitest ed as was by those who attended. The horrid crime, trending so fast as it slid upon the heels of one somewhat similar, wets well calculated to call• forth the indignation of every right minded man. When we take into consideration the hour at which the assassination was perpetrated, and re flect that it was done in a thickly settled part of 1 the city, it is well calculated to till every boson, with alarm, and to lead all to ask the question, is there no safety—no security? Mr. Bird, the de ceased, was a quiet inoffensive man. Be Ins hit a wife and one child to mourn his loss. We are informed that he resisted in the district of Ken sington, and was a member of the Methodist Epis-• copal church. We sincerely trust that his mur ' derers may he mested and made to feel the vengeance of the law they have violated. Excitement in Harrisburg. (Private Correspondence of the Philad. Bulletin.) HARRIBDVIICI, Aug. 24th. Our town has been the scene of great excitemclit yesterday and to-day, on account of the arrest and examination of three black fugitives limn Virga,i, Yesterday, the Court was engaged all day ilk kilt: examination of the negroes, on a writ of bribe. corpus. They were charged with horse stealing, but were in reality fugitive slaves. No decision was made yesterday, but this morning Judge Pear son decided that the stealing of a horse by a slave for the purpose of escaping, was not a criminal of fence under the law for reclaiming fugitives, sod consequently he discharged them. The slaves were at once ushered out of the pris on door, but hadno sooner reached the street than they were seized by their masters, and a battle en sued between them. After a severe struggle, two of the slaves were finally handcuffed, but one of them made his escape. The Court has just issued a warrant against the owners and all engaged in the nfthir, for ma assault and battery, with intention to excite a riot. The. slaves and their owners are now in jail. • The Court has also ordered the Sheriff to em ploy a posse for the purpose of dispersing, at all hazards, the mob assembled in front of the prison. SECOND DESPATCH. The Rioters Arrested. Ihnnisnuno, Aug. 24-14 P. M. Tcn free negroes have been arrested for trying' to incite a riot. The slaves, two in number, are in prison. The owners of the slaves and the oth er persons engaged in securing them after their discharge by the Court, arc now before the Court on a wnt of habeas corpus. The two slaves. are held in jail. The crowd before the prison has been dispersed by the military, called out under Gen. Seiler, and the town is resuming, in a measure, its wonted quiet and order. Fatal Railroad Accident'. HARRISBURG, August 24. As the train from Philadelphia for this place was coming ttp lost night, it ran over a cow, which up set the engine ("Juniata") and the tender, and smashed one of the passenger cars filled with em igrants. A man named Alfred Bryant was instantly killed, and several others were badly injured.— The wounded men were brought up to this Maur for medical treatment. New Jersey Peach Crop. It has been said that the peach crop of New Jorsey was greatlyinjured by the storm of the 18thr July, but we are glad to learn that such is not the fact. A fair average crop may be expected, and of a better quality than if the wind had not redu ced the number on the trees. As an evidence of the abundance of the fruit, the Newark Advertiser says that a gentleman in Burlington county, on Tuesday, bought eight hundred baskets on the trees, at ten cents a basket of three pecks each.. gir The Locusts have appeared in great swarms in some parts of Now Jersey. They lace eaten up whole fields and devoured entire forests. It is feared they will attack the peach orchards, and the farmers are endeavoring to kill them. ite There is a little baby out West, whose arm at the elbow can be encircled by a lady's ring. It is three months old, and weighs pounds.