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Tuesday Morning, Sept. 3, 1850.
THE "HUNTINOUON JOURNAL" is published at
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the publisher.
HENRY W. SNYDER, of Union.
JOS. HENDERSON, of Washington
B. A. 111 9 1111.111TRIE, of Blair Co.
WILLIAM B. SMITH, of Hunt. Co.
SETH B. IMMUNE, of Blair Co.
WM B. ZEIGLER, of Huntingdon.
BENJAMIN LEAS, of Shirley.
State of the Thermometer.
7 A. M. 2 P. M. 9 P. 3t,
Monday Aug. 26, • • • •70 "4 62
Tuesday " 27,•• • •62 72 60
Wednes. " 28,••••52 72 59
Thursday" 2 ),• •• 54 79 66
Friday " 80, • •62 81 70
Saturday " 91,••••70 78 74
Sunday, Sept. 1,••••77 88 69
To the Independent Voters of Hun
tingdon County.
HAVING been strongly urged by numerous friends
1.1. from all parts of the county, to Mier myself
as an Independent candidate for the office of Sher
iff, at the approaching election, and considering the
almost universal desire to have an Independent
candidate as sufficient justification fur my course,
I have acceded to their wishes, awl anuouncemy
self to you as a candidate for that office, pledging
myself, if elected, to discharge its duties with fi
delity and humanity. JOHN WHITTAKER.
August 20, 1850.—pd. te.
e - See new advertisements.
"THE TATTLER."—We invite attention to a short
article on the first page, with the above title.
Gir Hon. T. STEVENS has our thanks for a copy
of a recent very able siteeeh delivered by himself.
Cr Dr. Webster was executed on Friday last,
Au account will be found in another column.
COIN EXAMINER," is for sule by H. W. Smith.—
It is a valuable publication foe business men.—
Price 25 cents.
gar GODEY'S LADY'S Boos, for September, is
before um, and is an excellent number. Godey is
making his Lady's Book the most popular Maga
zine in the country. He has the ladies on hisside,
and that secures his success despiteall opposition.
Whig Candidate for State Senate.
By reference to the proceedings of the Whig
Senatorial Conference, it will be seen that Col. R.
A. M'llnwritin, of Hollidaysburg, is the Whig
nominee for State Senate. We would, of course,
have preferred a candidate from ottr own county.,
but as the choice has fallen on one eminently qual
ified and strictly honest, and withal an unflinching
Whig, we are content, and will give our hearty
support to the nominee. The Hollidaysburg Re
gister, in announcing the nomination of Colonel
M' Murtrie, says :—"ln honoring Blair county with
the candidate, the gallant Whigs of the other
counties of the District place us under the pro
foundest obligations, and have excited, on every
hand, the liveliest sentiments of gratitude. The
contest, it is true, was somewhat protracted—each
county adhering to its man with a noble devotion
—yet the utmost good feeling prevailed throughout,
find the Conferees parted with assurances of a
faithful and zealous support of the choice made.
Col. M'ltlywram, the nominee, we have only
time to say, is a gentleman eminently worthy of
the honor. Ile is a man of unimpeachable moral
character, is honest and competent, and a steady,
unswerving Whig. In every battle of the party
he has done a yeoman's service, and has the ability
to advocate and defend the cause with force and
effect. Free from connexion with clique or fac
tion, and fairly nominated, be comes before the
people in a most satisfaetory manner, and may
fairly claim thd cordial and hearty support of every
Whig in the district; and we have confidence that
this will be extended to him. In his own county,
we feel assured that he will rung a strong vote;
and we have no reason to doubt the fidelity of the
Whigs of Huntingdon and Cambria. His election
we therefore regard as certain. But for the honor
of the county, the district, the Whig cause, and
the encouragement and support of the excellent
Administrations of FILLMORE and JOHNSTON, we
must give him a glorious majority. Come then,
good Whigs, let us to the work."
That Providence does not, at this time, visit
Liars with such summary judgments as he did in
the days of Ananias and Sapphira, must be firmly
believed by one or two individuals we wot of.—
Qtherwise they arc during men.
A Word to Whigs.--Importance of
the coming Election.
After gaining an important victory, it is too of
ten the case that Whigs become careless and un
concerned about political affairs, and hence the
country fails to receh-e that benefit from the elec
tion of Whig Executives which might reasonably
be anticipated. Our Whig Administration at
Washington, has thus far been unable to carry out
its benificent policy, because of adverse majorities
in both Houses of Congress. General TAYLOR
promptly recommended a revision of the Tariff of
1846, with a view to snaking it more Protective,
but up to this time Locofocoism has prevented the
adoption of this salutary suggestion. And it is
well known that President FILL MORE is strongly
in favor of a Protective Tariff, and will use all his
influence, during the remainder of his term, to se
it to the country. It is, therefore, the mani
fest duty of Whigs, of Tariff mess, of all true
friends of Pennsylvania, to rally to the support of
the National Administration.
In this district, the Locofocos will again run Ax-
DREW PARKER, Esq., for Congress; an avowed
Free Trade man, and one who possesses the ability
to oppose Protection, with great effect. is there
a true Whig in the district who would not blush
to think that any derilection of duty on his part,
had aided the election of this man? This district
is Whig, and largely in favor of Protection, and
the only hope the Locofocos have of electing Par
ker, is fancied divisions in the Whig ranks. They
have abandoned their county organisations both in
Huntingdon and Blair, formed no county tickets
in either, and are now trying to trade their votes
to volunteer Whigs fur county offices, for a few
Whig votes for Parker in return. We assure our
Whig friends that this is the game that is now be
ing played by Locofoeoism, and we warn all to be
on their guard against it. Let Whigs countenance
no candidate who is not on the WHIG TICKET,
for rest assured that all others are in league with
the common enemy. The only way, then, to ren
der certain the election of a Whig Congressman,
in this district, and the defeat of the Free Trade
crndidate, is for Whigs to rally as one man for the
WHOLE WHIG TICKET, front Auditor Gen
eral down to County Auditor. Any other course
will produce discord and division in our ranks, and
will result in defeat,
In addition to a Whig Congressman, the elec
tion of the Whig State Ticket is of the highest im
portance. The Canal Board is now filled with
three Locofocos, and it requires no argument to
prove that it would be to the interest of the Tax
payers to have at least one, of different politics, in
the Board. The office of Auditor General has been
filled for years by men of the same political party,
and the election of a Whig might do a great deal
to ferret out and prevent the abuses heretofore
practised in this important Department. It has
frequently been charged that favorite partizans
have secured the passage and payment of bills, at
Harrisburg, wholly unjust anti enormous in their
character. As the Locofocos have the control of
the Public Works, would it not be well to have a
Whig Auditor General to watch their accounts?—
The election of a Surveyor General is not so im
portant, but the dignity of Pennsylvania requires
that such a mass of corruption its J. PORTER Bnnw-
LEY, should not be permitted to fill a State Cabinet
office. The interests and honor of Pennsylvania,
therefore, dematul the election of the Whig State
The election of a 'Whig Senator and members
of the House is of the very first importance. Un
less Gov. JOHNSTON is sustained in the Legisln
ture, his ability to benefit the State is seriously
curtailed. The Locofocos in the last Legislature,
instead of co-operating v ith Gov. Johnston, in
carrying out his salutary suggestions, everywhere
approved of by the tax-payers, spent their time
and the People's money in disreputable attempts
to "head" the Governor, and cripple his adminis
tration. In this way the session was protracted,
the People's money squandered, and the public
good entirely disregarded. The last Legislature,
with its overwhelming Locotbco majority, was
generally regarded as the most corrupt and slit
graceful that ever assembled at Harrisburg.—
In addition to the bnportance of sustaining Gov.
JOHNSTON, the next Legislature will elect a U.
S. Senator. If the Whigs are true to themselves,
united and harmonious, they can secure another
Whig representative in the U. S. Senate, at the
ensuing session of the Legislature. Will not the
Whigs of Huntingdon and Blair do their part to
secure so important a result? If so, they must act
and turn a deaf car to all who oppose it. The
election of the WHOLE COUNTY TICKET, is
of the highest importance. If Loeofoeoism is al
lowed, by a trick, to divide, distract and defeat us
this time, it may require years to re-organize our
scattered forces. Next year we will have a Gov-,
ernor to elect, and it is very desirable, that
we should maintain an unbroken front for that im
portant struggle. And, in this connection, the
election of a Wuxi AIERIFF is more important
than that of any other candidate on the Ticket.—
Give the Locofocos that officer, and you most ef
fectually furnish them the weapons to successfully
light against your principles and candidates in fu
lure contests. We would not envy the feelings of
the Whig, whose opposition to the regular Whig
candidate would elect a Locofoco Sheriff, when he
would see that officer next fall riding the county,
electioneeringagninst the re-election of old Bat.
JOHNSTON. To regret it then, would be too late.
Now is the time to prevent such apolitical calam
ity. And now is the time that every Whig, who
feels any interest in the success of the Whig party,
will see to it, that the Locofocos do not secure a
Sheriff, in this Whig county, for three years longer.
We submit the above views to the calm mike
lion of every candid, true Whig. We do so hon
estly, and with no other interest than the welfare
of the Whig party and the success of its princi
ples. If deemed sound, then we appeal to all to
act on them at once. No time should be lost in
organizing the Whig forces. The Locofocos are
quietly but actively at work. Their first great ob
ject is the election of their Congressman, and sec
ond, all they can get by fair or foul means. Whigs!
be watchful, united, harmonious and active, and
all the scheming of your Locofoco enemies will
be brought to naught on the 2d Tuesday of Octo
ber, both in the county and Congressional and
Senatorial districts.
tom' We return our thanks to those of our co
temporaries who have; in such kind and flattering
terms, noticed our recent improvement.
Col. A. H. Cornyn.
A letter from this gentleman, to the Whigs of
Huntingdon county, will be found in another col
umn. We invite special attention to it at this
time. It breathes, in every sentence, the true
Whig spirit, Mr. CORNYN was strongly urged
by the Whig Conferees from this county, fbr the
Senatorial nomination, and from the claims and
population of Huntingdon county, had good rea
son to hope for success. But after considerable de
liberation, the choice of the Conference fell upon
the favorite of daughter Blair, and Mr. CORNYN
bows with grace to the decision, and like a true
Whig, goes in heartily to the support of his rival.
Conduct like this is worthy of all imitation. It is
the only course that men, governed by principle,
can pursue. When a candidate, for any office,
submits his name either to a County Convention
or District Conference, ho is bound in honor to
abide the decision. To pursue any other course,
is not only dishonorable to himself; but unjust and
disrespectful to those whu present his name and
urge his claims.
By pursuing this honorable course, Mr. Convrx
shows that he was worthy of the large confidence
reposed in him by his numerous friends in this
county. For the Whig who does not prefer the
success of his party and its principles to his own
promotion, is not worthy of the name, and is to
tally undeserving of the confidence, support or re
spect of any true Whig. We hope to see this,
noble example of devotion to principle imitated by ,
all who have been disappointed in their personal
aspirations. By so doing they will not only ad
ranee the interests of their party, but will also
' greatly elevate themselves in the opinion of their
Governor Johnston.
We observe that Gov. JOHNSTON has consented
to address a Whig meeting, in New Berlin, Union
county, on the 17th inst. The Governor is em
phatically a Wonirso Wino. He asks no mem
ber of his party to do more than he is willing to do
himself. His measures are purely Pennsylvanian
in their character, and he is not afraid to defend
them before the People. He has thus far made
one of the best and most popular Governors that
has filled the chair since the days of SIMON SNY
DER. He is an honor to the Whig party, and his
native State, and should be sustained by every true
friend of Pennsylvania and her interests.
In Huntingdon county, Gov. Jo axsTox's pop
ularity is unbounded. The Whigs are united as
one man in favor of his administration, and many
of the honest Democrats speak of his official course
in the highest terms of praise. We should be de
lighted if the Governor could make it suit to give
us a talk on political subjects, previous to the next
election. He would be received here with the
most unbounded enthusiasm.
Resignation of Mr. Itfliennan.
Hon. T. M. T. M'Ketorat4 has resigned the
post of Secretary of the Interior under President
Fillmore. The Washington Commonwealth, pub
lished in the town where Mr. M'Kennan resides,
says:—"The reasons fur this step are understood
to be of a strictly personal nature. Mr. M'Ken
non's health was anything but vigorous, when he
left this place to asstune the laborious duties of ids
office; in view of which circumstance, as well as
from considerations of a domestic character, lie
would. have declined it when first tendered hies,
but for the earnest and munerous importunities,
not only from the President, but from a large mun
her of distinguished gentlemen connected with the
Government, as well as others from various por
tions of our own State. Mr. M'Kennan, however,
finding his health giving way, under the onerous
duties devolving upon him, conceived it his duty
to resign, and which he has done to the sincere
regret of the President,. his brother Secretaries, and
of all parties, generally, in the country."
(CT The Whig Congressional Conference meets
in Lewistown to-day. Dr. Join; M'Cummen, of
this county, will, in all probability, be the Whig
nominee for Congress. If so, Parker's chance for
snaking Free Trade speeches in the next Congress
will be very slim. We can elect the Whig nomi
nee, be he whom he may; but Dr. DrCulloch can
sweep the district.
Missouni.--It is now ascertained to a certainty
that the Whigs have elected four of the,/ire mem
bers of Congress, being four of a gain. The Le
gislature stands 65 Whigs, 54 Benton Locos, and
42 anti-Benton Locos.
Cir The "harmonious democracy" of Cambria
county assembled at Ebensburg on the 24th inst.,
for the purpose of appointing Congressional Con
ferees, but the railroad faction finding itself out
numbered, withdrew and organized a separate
meeting. It seems to us that the superintendent
and his hands might be better employed by attend
ing to the interests of the road, instead of the pol
itics of Cambria county.
Cr It is highly probable we shall keep our types
a week or two longer, and within the range of pos
sibility, quite as long as the proprietors of the
Chambersburg Intelligences will keep theirs, not
withstanding the brilliancy of the wit displayed by
that paper over the omission of a routine in one of
our sentences. •
Poverty in Allegheny County.
We aro sorry to see it stated that there is a great
deal of distress existing in Allegheny, Pu., at pre
sent. The cause is probably the stoppage of the
Cotton Factories, which is felt in a greater or less
degree by almost every inhabitant. The follow
ing is the number of operatives thrown out of em
Eagle Cotton Factory, 220
hope " " 290
Penn 290
Anchor " " 210
Star " lBO
Washington " " 30
Total, 1220
We regret to learn that the proprietors of these
establishments have suffered such severe losses,
owing to the tremendous quantity of IMPORTED
GOODS brought into the market, that they have
determined to keep their mills closed for some
months. Indeed they have fixed on no time for
re-opening them. Facts like the above speak,
trumpet-tongued, in condemnation of the Locofoeo
British Tariff of 1846.
fig- A man in Ohio advertises to keep Sunday
school twice a week—Tuesday and Thursday.
To the Whigs of Huntingdon Co.
The late Whig Convention, in designating , me
as the choice of Huntingdon county for State Sen
ator, and instructing her Conferees to support me,
has still further increased the obligations I was'
already under to a generous and confiding con
stituency. This mark of your approbation, this
' manifestation of your kindness, has filled me
with a lively and lasting sense of gratitude, as well
as pride. The present occasion I deem peculiarly
• appropriate to return to you my sincere and hearty
thanks. The Senatorial Conferees have met, they
have performed their duty. True, the choice has
not fallen on me, but this fitet can neither cool my
gratitude to you, nor abate my zeal in the Whig
MISC. The men you appointed to carry out your
will and wishes, were true, if ever men were true,
to the confidence reposed in them. They stood
by me with a fidelity and a devotion that knew no
' compromise—no wavering—no change.
A candidate, then, being fairly nominated, oar
duty as Whigs Is plain. Mere personal feelings
and considerations should be forgotten—a nomr
nation, honestly made, should obliterate every
personal predilection. To act otherwise, is to cast
an unworthy imputation Olson those we have made
our representatives.
As a party, we profess to contend for ccntrnct-
PLES, NOT NON;" and what matters it who bears
the Whig Standard, so that he bears it proudly—
that lie be an honest man and a true Whig? On
such an individual, I am proud to say, in my hum
ble opinion, the choice has fallen. Col. M'MUR-
Tim, the candidate for State Senator,requires no
vindication from my pen—he needs none—his re
putation as a man is without a stain; his character
as a Whig is beyond reproach; while his ability
to represent the district is unquestioned.
There never was a time, perhaps, when it was
more important that EEAL, tatox and tun:nosy',
should pervade the Whig ranks. There is every
thing in the next session of the Legislature to in
vest it with a high importance, and to call upon us
ns Whigs to stand by our organization, front Au
ditor General down to County Auditor. It is only
by sustaining the TICKET-THE WHOLE TICKET
that a party can hope to be successful. A party
that would lie true to itself—that desires the es
tablishment of its principles, and the vindication
of its policy—must look to Pnrseiri.Es, nailer that'
MEN; to the country, rather than self.
Thanking you, then, my fellow-citizens, for your
kindness, a kindness not in my power to repay,
I remain your friend and obed't serv't.,
Huntingdon, August 28, 1850.
Loco Foco Falsehood and Misrepre-
The address which the Pennsylvania Loco Foco
State Central Committee have just submitted for
the consideration of the faithful, and which is in
tended to operate upon the approaching election,
contains about as many falsehoods, direct and im
plied, as it was possible for the most ingenious fib
ber to crowd into a document of equal dimensions.
In this respect it certainly is a curiosity, and as
rare a specimen of Loco Foco ingenuity as was
ever seen. Its the first place, it sets out with the
assumption that the "democratic party never occu
pied a higher or more enviable position than at
the present time." Everybody knows, who knows
anything, that the reverse is the truth. The par
ty is all split up into Abolition, Ohl Ihmker, and
Free Soil fictions. If to be snarling and grow
ling perpetually, one clique applying to the other
the epithets of "traitor," "mercenary," and other
such like loveable adjectives ;—we say, if this is
occupying a "high" and "enviable" position, then
we must say that "the party" is indeed high—very
high !
Then, again, we are told that our foreign rela
tions, since the Whig administration came into pow
er, have been conducted with "blundering awk
wardness." An assertion of this character may
pass for what it is worth; and among the intelli
gent masses of the democratic party in Pennsyl
vania we are quite sure that is not worth much.—
We shall not stop to point out the many important
treaties which have been negotiated with foreign
powers to the honor, and credit, and profit of the
country, since the Federal Government was trans
ferred to a Whig administration. Many of these
are become matters of history now, and as such
they speak for themselves. Nor steed we allude
to the various difficult and delicate questions, be
tweets this Government and some of the most pow-,
erful European States, which have been satisfac
torily settled without that disgraceful bluster
which is an inseparable ingredient of Loco Foco
diplomacy. If the democracy of Pennsylvania are
verdant enough to believe there was anything
"bungling" or "awkward" time, we shall be for
ced to the conclusion that they are yet involved in
as dense a political darkness as that in which they
were groping during the Presidential campaign of
1844, when Clay's tariff letters circulated with
Polk's name attached, and Polk's anti-tariff letters
with Clay's signature stuck on, which enabled the
Loco Focos to get a good many votes that slid not
honestly belong to theta. We hope better things
of our Pennsylvania friends. Surely they know
better now than they did then the tricks and sub
terfuges of the Loco Foco managers.
Secretary Corwin comes in for a goodly share
of abuse in this characteristic address. Why not?
Loco Focoism is always abusing somebody, and it
must always have a subject to operate upon. They
have nut made much in that way, hitherto, out of
Congress, and in an office which necessarily pre
cludes hint from giving back blow for blow, the
cowardly hirelings of the "State Central Commit
tee" know very well that all their stale slang
about "bloody hands" and "hospitable graves"
will be permitted to pass without any protest from
him. "Arguments" such as these must have im
mense weight with an intelligent people, certain
ly ! It is idle to follow up in detail the remainder
of the indictments which this precious "address"
brings against the Whig party. Such as we have
referred to are not bad specimens of the whole
batch. We refer to them merely to show our
friends that our old enemy is us unscrupulous and
desperate as ever he was when party purposes were
to be compassed. To the Whigs of the Keystone
we confidently leave the task of teaching him such
a lesson, on the Bth of October next, as will be
well studied and imitated by the Whigs of New
York in November.—X. &pros.
The Voice of a Whig 'Regular
CLAY TOWNSHIP, Aug. 30, 1850.
COL. CLARK :—Dear Sir :—Pertnit me to con
gratulate yon, upon the greatly improved appear
ance of your excellent paper. The "JornsAt." is
now one of the most handsomely printed, as it has
long been one of the most ably conducted, Whig
papers in the State; and I trust, sir, that your un
tiring efibrts to please and instruct the reading
public, will be fully appreciated and amply reward
ed. A more widely extended circulation of the
"JouttNAL," would, I am satisfied, result in incal
culable good to the 'Whig cause; and this could
be accomplished, without Mika effort, if the Whigs
in the different townships would do their duty.
It affords me great pleasure, dear Colonel, to
inform you, that in this section of the county, the
very best feeling prevails among our Whig friends,
all of whom are anxious for the success of THE
WHOLE TICKET, and are prepared to "follow the
Whig standard into the thickest of the fight."—
Whatever personal preferences may have existed
prior to the meeting of the County Convention,
they have been magnanimously cast aside—buried
in the grave of forgetfulness—and all are now ral
lying, With enthusiastic unanimity, under the good
old time-honored, battle-crowned flag, which has
so often lead the great Whig party to victory!—
You may rest assured, sir, that so far ns this por
tion of the county is concerned, "ALT. IS WELL!"
We regard a strict adherence to Whig principles,
lily organization and regular nominations, as one
of the first duties of Whigs, and will "indiptmtly
frown upon the first dawning of an attempt" to
sow the seeds of discord and disorganization in our
ranks. In the language of a distinguished Whig
Patriot and Statesman, "ire go where Wig Prin
ciples point the way—when they cease to lead, we
cease to follow!. Here we are thoroughly united
and harmonious, and will roll up a FELL VOTE for
the WHOLE WHIG TICKET! The sturdy old
Whigs of this township, who, fur years past, have
nobly stood by the Whig flag, in sunshine anti in
storm, are not to be seduced from their allegiance,
by the tricks of unprincipled politicians, and the
cunningly devised falsehoods ofsneaking Guerrillas.
Political Judas Iseariotism finds no favor in this
quarter. We are Whigs from PRINCIPLE, and look
upon every man who, front selfish and personal
considerations, opposes the REGULAR TICKET, RS
1 1 an enemy to the Whig party and its principles—a
political traitor who can have no affinity with the
Whig party. Any irregular candidate, who ex
peels to receive Whig support in this township,
will be most sadly disappointed. The trick of get
ting Whigs to throw away their votes on a DISOR.
°ANTEING Whig, fur the purpose of slipping in an-1
other lA,cofoco Sheriff; is too shallow to catch even
the mo 4 unsophisticated member of our party.—
Whig:Aro not the material to be either traded or
sold to the enemy!
In conclusion, dear Colonel, you may depend
upon it, that a decidedly healthy state of feeling
pervades the Whig masses. The DISORGANIZING
efforts of one or two Guerrillas in your town, will
recoil upon themselves, with crushing effect. We
have unfurled our flag "to the wild winds free,"
and when the 2d Tnesday of October arrives, will
marshal our forces, march in solid column to the
ballot box, give a united rote to THE 'WHOLE
WHIG TICKET, and return with "brows bound
witlt victorious wreaths."
Very Respectfully, Yours,
V mum—Convention Election.—Our returns
are still meagre, but they leave no room fur doubt
that the friends of a Radically Reformed Consti
tution have swept the State. Old party lines were
generally disregarded, as was right, and nobody
knows nor cares how many of the Delegates arc
called Whig or cull themselves Democrats.—
Enough that Virginia awakes from her slumber of
half a century, resolved to have a truly Republi
can Constitution. She has taikedDemocracy long
enough to begin to act it. Not a bad idea.
presentatives, on Tuesday, succeeded in disposing
of the Civil and Diplomatic Appropriation Bill,
passing it on final reading by a vote of 131 to 62,
and has now a clear deck fur the disposition of the
important hills which have been sent to it from
the Senate.
The Tariff.
Mr. IlkstrToN, of Pittsburg, mole an effort in
the House of Representatives at Washington, on
the 24th inst., to obtain a modification of the pre
sent Tariff, whereby the rates of ditty levied
should be assessed on the average value of goods
in 1846. The motion was defeated on a test vote
by 81 to 77. We understand that Ross of Bucks,
MeLanahan of Franklin, and Wilmot of Brad
ford, of the Pennsylvania delegation, voted against
the proposition. It was sought to effect the pro
posed change by attaching a section relating to
the Tariff to the general appropriation bill, that
being the only way in which there was any hope
of getting the Tariff question before the House.
SERVED ULM wealthy citizen of Bos
ton has been sentenced to two months imprison
ment, for letting one of his houses, knowing that
it would be kept as a house of ill fitme.
A Beautiful Senator.
Upon the occasion of the presentation of some
Tariff petitions from Pennsylvania, by Mr. COOP
ER, a week or two ago, Mr. STURUEON electrified
• the Senate by a short speech, in wnich ho denied
that the interests of our State were suffering at all,
with the exception of a little depression in the bu
siness of converting ore into pig iron, which, he
alleged, was the result of over production, anti
would soon pass away Be wound up with a de
claration that he was not in favor of changing the
present Tariff! If the Locofoco Representatives
front Peunsyhumia talk this way, we must wait till
their places are supplied by Whigs, before wo can
hope to accomplish any thing in Congress for the
benefit of our State. Mr. Sturgeon's place is to
be supplied next winter. Are the workingmen of,
the State willing that one of the same views should
be chosen to occupy his seat
ItirJEDGE My s, of Clarion county, has an
nounced himself as a candidate for the State Sen
ate, in the Indiana, Armstrong & Clarion district.
Judge Myers is a Locofoco, hut opposes the regular
party nominee, Mr. Drum. We hope that both
may be beat, and a good Whig elected.
T.ton►et►tg and I; kee talon of
Prof. ilvir,tet
Pt 1
The Ix,
ids faniily left to=tta,
leged in perfect uneoiisei,:nsi, , i lii,oining fate
was searched and ',hired in a new ~cll, in order• to
prevent any attempted suicide.
1)r. Putnam left him at 9 o'clock lost night, and
from that time till 12, he passed the time in devo-•
tional conversation with his watchers. At 12 he'
fell into a short doze lint (lid not sleep heavily— .
awaking at times and conversing—he spoke of his
impending fate with lbrtitnde and resignation, and
seemed quite grateful that the time of his death had.
been kept from his family.
At the various noises of the dawning of a new'
day he seemed to he somewhat agitated, but soon'.
regained his composure.
By advice he breakthsted upon tea, with bread'
inviting the officers to partake with him, and fur=
nishing them with brand.
Ile mule• . the prepatations for ascending the'
scaffold with firninctis:
About three lyunlred persons were ndmitted to'
the jail yard, and the house tops and windows add- .
joining the jail were crowded•with persouS—among•
whom were many bull,: The streets near the'
jail were also crowded, but not densely:
At 9 o'clock this morning the last religibtts
monies were commenced by Dr. Putnam; Oasis , '
ting of a fervent p erray. He invoked the presence/
of the spirit and grace of God for him; so soon to ,
die. He prayed that the prisentr's repentance
might be accepted, and that he might be prepared'
to meet death.
lie prayed . for• the prisoner's family, that the'
consolation of God's presence• wed grew' might
theirs, that when their time of death should have'
come they might meet the prisoner in Heaven,
where there would be no severing of tho tics or
affection. Also, for the family of the nthlered ,
man. He prayed for the Sheriff, his assistants
generally, and for the officers of the law generally
and for the witnesses, end for all persons. About
twenty minutes pest nine, the prisoner Was brought
out to die. After the prayer the prisoner's anew
were pinioned, and with a thin step lie marched to
the gallows by the side of Hr..Putnatn: His thee
was as fleshy as when lie was arrested; though of •
a deathly palor. Ills hook was that done who had
committed deadly sin, and was about to pay for it
with his la.
While the Sheriff was reading the death warrant
Webster was conversing with Mr. Putnam appa
rently with unusual earnestness; at the conclusion.
his legs were then pinioned and the rope placed
about his neck, which enticed his face to blush.
... , .
There were evident signs of suppressed powerful'
feeling. The black rap was placed on his head,
the Sheriff proclaimed with a loud 'mire that he'
,was sibs:sit to do execution on the body of John
W. Webster, for the murder of Dr. G. Parkin..
The commencement of the approach of death
caused a movement of the body of the prisoner,.
whose face was hid from view. The spring was
touched, and with a fill of nearly A feet, the Inn,
dcrer of Dr. Parkmsm was launched into Eternity.
Be died apparently with scarcely a struggle.
At 20 minutes before In o'clock, the Sheriffper
formed Isis sad (dice, and Professor Webster paisb
the forfeit of his crime. lie died penitent andi
wi!hout a straggle.
The body, ger remaining suspended for half em
hour, was taken down and examined ; was
found to he extinct, and it was placed in a jail cof
fin, for transmission to Cambridge.
The ruglOve Slave Hill,
Which was offered by Mr. Mason, of Virginia, and
adopted by the Senate is somewhat lengthy in its
details; hut, in order to give the reader a compre
hensive idea of its general provisions, we condense.
as follows :
Section Ist makes it the duty of the judges of
the District Courts of the United States, and of
the judges of the Superior Courts of the organized
territories, to appoint three commissioners for the
time being, holding office under the United States
Government, whose duty it shall be to examine
witnesses, administer the necessary oaths, and, in'
short, to superintend the process of retaining fu
gitive slaves in the States or Territories.
Section 2d makes it the duty of mamballs and
their deputies to obey all warrants issued under the
provisions of this act; they are also empowered to
appoint deputies to assist them in executing civil
processes, and to summon to their aid the bystan
ders, when necessary to enforce the clause reform,'
to in the Constitution, in conformity with the Jiro
visions of this net.
Section ad enacts that a slave escaping into ono
State from another, his owner or agent may pur
sue and reclaim him by procuring a warrant front
some one of the Courts having jurisdiction. The
slave shall be taken twilit.° the judge, who shalt
hear and determine the case of the claimant ; if it
appear that service is due the claimant from the .
person escaping, it shall be the duty of said judge
to remove such person back to the State or Terri
tory whence he or she has escaped. In no trial
or hearing, under this act, is the testimony of the
fitgitive admissible.
. .
Section 4th prescribes the penalty.not exceeding'
$l,OOO, and imprisonment not exceeding 6 months,
to all persons who willingly hinder, obstruct or
prevent the claimant, his agent or attoruey, or any
Person or persons lawfully assisting hint, her, or
them, front arresting such a fugitive from service
or labor, either with or without process as afore
said; or shall rescue, or attempt to rescue, such
fugitive front service or labor. By way of civil
damages to the party injured by such illegal con
duct, this section, moreover, presetibes that sl,ooo'
additional shall La paid, to he secured by action of .
debt in any of the courts within whose district the
offence may he committed.
Section 4th provides payment for the services
of the U. S. officers, (whose business it is made to
capture the to in fees the same as those
paid for similar services in ether cases. In cases
where the fugitive is discharged from custody for
want of sufficient proof, these fees are to he paid
by the claimant. This section also specifies the
amount of fees which shall be paid to the commis
sioners and other officers aforesaid.
Section 6th provides Clint, in else the claimant
has reason to apprehend a forced rescue of the slave,
it shall be the duty of the officer making the arrest
to return him or her in his custody, and to deliver
him to said claimant, his agent or attorney. In
order to enable him to do this, tlw officer is em
powered to employ as many persons Its hu chooses,
all of whom are to receive the compensation and
to be allowed the same expenses as are now allow
ed by kW for transportation of criminals, to he
certified by the judge of the district within which
the arrest is made, and paid out of the treasury of
the United States.
L. W. Chesney, of the Baltimore Annual Confer
ence, was drowned on the 16th inst. in the James-
River, ten miles from Fineastle, Va. Ho went to
the river in company with the Re, , . Mr. Wolfe and
Mr. Jan Godwin, to bathe; and finding Mr. G.'s.
canoe oil, the opposite side of the river, said he-
would swim over and get it. Before proceeding:
inure than two-thirds of the way, ho was seen to
struggle and sink, when Godwin immediately plun
ged in after him, but before he could reach him he
Went down the third and last time in 15 feet water.
His body was not recovered until three hours af
" Gusce CIIEZNIVOOD," in it recent letter
front Washington, mentions some peculiarities of
Senatorial pronunciation, which are rattier odd.
For instance, Mr. Clay, and indeed many of the
Southern members, say, " whar" and " thar." -
Mr. Webster says " " aunt.," and
one of the Texas Senators says " bust" for