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WHIG STATE TICKET FOR 1850.
JOSHUA DIJNGAN, of Bucks Co.
BENRY W. SNYDER, of Union.
agar - Eton GENERAL,
JOB. ITENDERSON, of Washington.
WHIG DISTRICT TICKET.
JOHN NPCIILLOCH, of Hunt. Co.
U. A. 111 9 111URTRIE, of Blair Co.
WILLIAM B. SMITH, of Hunt. Co.
SETH B. 'MIME, of Blair Co.
WHIG COUNTY TICKET.
WM B. ZEIGLER, of Huntingdon.
BENJAMIN LEAS, of Shirley.
J. SEWELL STEWART, of Bunt,
00 L. NTT BURN EI 0 11,
WILLIAM CHRISTY, of Porter.
REZZIE L. GREEN, of Clay
State of the Thermometer.
7 a. M. 2 P. M. 9 P. m
Monday Sept. 2, • •66 78 64
Tuesday " 3,••••56 75 61
Wednes. " 4,• 56 60 72
Thursday " 5,••••64 76 67
Friday " 6,•••.61
Saturday " 7,••••56 "6 64
Sunday, . 1 8,••..62 76 64
To the Independent Voters of IllUn
HATC7G been strongly urged by numerous friends
from all parts of the county, to offer myself
as an Independontcandidate for the office of Sher
iff, at the approaching election,and considering the
eißifffilnfil' i lirMinetttifjuktittelarortm 7 inWoiirifie;
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 WHITTAKER.
August 20, 1850.—pd. te.
Dr. John MTnUoch.
The Whig Congressional Conference, which as
'ambled at Lewistown on the 3d inst., as will be
seen by the proceedings, honored Huntingdon
county, by nominating her favorite, Dr. JOHN
M'Cot.tocit, for Congress. This nomination,
we feel assured, will meet a hearty response in this
county, and throughout the district. Dr. NMI:L-
T.o4n is a Mal who wins the esteem of all who
mate his personal acquaintance. He received, in
early life, a good education, which has been im
proved by years of experience and application.—
In hie manners he is plain and unassuming; in his
intercourse with society, he is kind and affable to
all. He grasps the poor man's hand with as much
cheerfulness and cordiality, as he does that of the
wealthiest man in society. And this is his gen
eral character. There is nothing artificial cc af
fected about him. He is, in short, the very em
bodiment of a Republican, and the true friend of
all classes in society. In politics, Dr. M'Culloch
has ever been an unwavering, efficient and active
Wbig, entertaining views in accordance with the
oft officially proclaimed doctrines of the Whig par
ty of Pennsylvania. Ile is the firm friend of a
PROTECTIVE TARIFF, such as will afford
ample and uniform Protection to the labor of this
country, against that of Europe. In conversing
with us the other day, on this subject, Dr. M. re
marked, that during a long practice, which afford
ed him fine opportunities for observation, he uni
formly found that the laboring classes got along
much more comfortably under high Tariffs, than
when the rates of duties were so low as not to af
ford protection to the industrial interests of this
country. On the Slavery question he is equally
sound. The course of our present Representative,
Mr. Calvin, in opposing the extension of this
blighting institution into territory now free, he
heartily approves, and if elected, will adopt it as
Such, follow Whigs, is a brief but truthful re
presentation of our candidate for Congress. Dis
connected as he is with all cliques and factions,
and having nothing in view but the good of the
People at large, we can confidently rely on his
getting every Whig vote in the district, and we
doubt not the votes of many honest Democrats.
But we must not allow apathy to pervade our
ranks. The Free Traders will make every effort
to elect their champion, Andrew Parker. They
are even now trying to got Whigs to Volunteer
against their party, in the hope that they can trade
with them for 'Whig votes for Parker. Shall they
succeed in this gamel M'Cullocles election is
certain, if the Whigs do their duty. Let us then
prepare for action, at once, see that. every Whig
vote is polled, and Joint IWCIALocn will go oat
of Huntingdon county with the largest majority
aver cast for a Whig.
Locofoco Candidate for Senate.
THOMAS C. hi'DowzLL, formerly of Cambria
County, but now of Blair, is announced as the Lo
ook.cg candidate fat State Senate, to one of the
For years past, the evidence has been unmis
takeable, that bibery and corruption was making
its way into our Legislative Halls. That bills,
monstrous in their character, found supporters,
through the potent and corrupting influence of sto-
NET ! Previous to the rising of the last Legisla
tare, we thought we were fully warranted in pro
nouncing it the most corrupt that ever assembled
at Harrisburg. We did so, not because it was a
Locofoco Legislature, but because we firmly be
lieved it to be true; and so believing, deemed it
our duty to the people to proclaim the flirt. And
in doing so, we advised them to select men of tried
integrity and principles, as their representatives.
As far as we were able to learn, our articles on
this subject were approved and credited by the
whole people of this county. And the Whigs, in
their County Convention, acted on the suggestion,
and selected a candidate for the Legislature whose
integrity is beyond suspicion. A more honest,
upright man than Wm. 13. SMMI, is not, we ap
prehend, to be found within the limits of Hunting
don county. In this our Whig friends acted wise
ly, and have done their part, after securing his
election, towards purifying our Legislative Halls.
Indeed, so far as Huntingdon county is concerned,
she has ever been fortunate in having upright re
presentatives at Harrisburg.
But our main purpose, at this time, is to call at
tention to the fact that !looney is now being sited,
all over the State, to influence the primary assem
' binges of the People in the selection of their repre
sentatives! That this is true, no one who is pay
ing attention to the political movements in the
several counties, can doubt. And why is this so?
We will tell you. Gen. SIMON CAMERON wants
to be elected to the United States Senate, and is
determined to succeed, if MONEY will accomplish
his object. He has succeeded in making the Loco
Foco nominations to suit himself, in many cotmties
where a large majority of that party are known to
be opposed to him. How is this done? Simply,
as is openly charged by many honest Locofocos,
by overcoming the virtue of the delegates of the
People ! CAMERON is an old political trickster.—
He has seen the influence which money has had
on Legislation, and has himself been using it for
years to accomplish his ends, and is now about to
attempt the bold game of buying a seat in the U. S.
Senate!! Cameron is a Locofoco of the worst
kind. True, on account of his disorganizing move
ments, on several occasions, dictated by selfish
ness, he has lost the confidence of orthodox Dem
ocrats, who are governed by principle. But still
he is a Locofoco, and notwithstanding he professes
to favor a Protective Tariff, never fails to support
candidates for the Presidency who are known to
be opposed to it. He supported Polk in 1844, and
Cass in '4B. His professions on this subject are
therefore hypocritical, and are only intended to
deceive. We would vastly prefer the election of
an honest, consistent Democrat, to one so noto
riously corrupt and dishonest as Simon Cameron.
This question is higher than any mere party ques
tion. Every honest man in community should see
to it that his rights are not bartered and sold like
common merchandize. If the body politic once
becomes so corrupt, that a man, who hi control
o. liuun, eun one sit algae. pionicai po
sitions in our State, and our State Legislation in
fluenced by the same corrupt means, the rights and
liberties of the People are gone. Whigs and De
mocrats aro alike interested in this matter.
"Eternal vigilance," we are told, "is the price
of liberty." Let the people, therefore, be vigilant.
Let them see to it, that they are not tricked into
the support of candidates lir the Legislature who
would barter away their rights. With WILLIAM
B. Sunni and SETH R M'Cuxe, the people of
this Representative district are perfectly satb.—
Simon Cameron has not money enough in his
Middletown Bank to buy either of their votes.—
They are intelligent, honest fitrmers,and will vote
for a Whig, and nobody but a Whig, for United
States Senator. Wo therefore call upon every
Whig, and every honest Democrat, who wishes to
keep politics and Legislation pure, to rally to the
support of these candidates. In doing so, you will
have performed your part towards defeating those
who are seeking to carry their ends by means of
Bribery and Corruption.
Locofoco Congressional Conference.
The Locofoco Congressional Conferees met in
this place on Thursday night last, sometime be
tween nine o'clock and daylight. We suppose
they nominated Andrew Parker, Esq., as their can
didate for Congress, but are not positive of this,
as the party leaders maintain a studied and mys
terious silence on the subject. They are alarmed
at the popularity of M'Cum.octi, and now fear
that all their tricks will not secure Parker's elec
tion. They have instructed their partizans in
Blair and Huntingdon to lie low, and say nothing
that will arouse the Whigs. But unfortunately
for them, their man Parker made a speech in Hun
tingdon two years ago, in which he denounced the
Whigs as TORIES, and advocated Free Trade.—
This speech has not been forgotten, and every
Whig will bear it in remembrance when the elec
tion day arrives.
Can't Fix Things.
The efforts thus far to get Whigs to go against
Was. 13. ZEIGLER, have proved so unavailing that
his opponents feel like giving up the fight in des
pair. Every body says be is a good man and will
make a good Sheriff. The Democrats even admit
this, and we should not be much surprised if all
opposing candidates woald withdraw before the
election, and ZEIGLER be elected unanimously.—
So wo go.
lEr The Editor of the Globe sympathises with
Col. Commt, in his defeat for a nomination.—
Your former abuse of the Colonel, neighbor, was
quite as acceptable as your present sympathy.
the Globe mention the names of those
"most active members of the Whig party" which
the Journal has been reading out? If the Globe's
party feels a pleasure in taking into its ranks the
two we have alluded to, we can assure our neigh
bor the Whigs feel an equal pleasure in getting
rid of them.
Texas Boundary Bill.
The Texas Boundary Bill, giving Texas ten
millions to settle the boundary dispute, passed the
House on Friday last. It was defeated the day
,previous, but was carried on a reconsideration.—
Mr. Calvin voted against the bill throughout.
The Whig Ticket
Our information during the past week, from va
rious parts of this county, in relation to Whig pros
peets, is of the most encouraging character. Not
withstanding the Locofocos have been using all
their ingenuity and resorting to every means to
produce dissatisfaction in the Whig ranks, the par
ty is firmly united on the County Ticket, and will
give it a hearty support. We are truly gratified
to know that this is so. It is an evidence that the
Whigs of Huntingdon County are governed by
principle, and that they cannot be prevented from
pursuing the true course, by the acts and tricks of
selfish and designing men. Tile gentlemen com
posing the Whig ticket, are eminently deserving
the vote of every member of the party. They are
all honest stud capable, and have ever been true to
the Whig cause. When such men are presented,
they have a right to expect the undivided support
of their political friends, and it cheers us to believe
that they will receive it.
We must not, however, remain inactive. Ar
rangements should he made in every township to
secure a FULL. WHIG VOTH. The election of the
whole County Ticket is beyond all doubt, but we
must poll the last Whig vote for our fellow-citi
zen, Dr. JOHN McCULLOCH, for Congress.—
The free traders will make a desperate effort for
I'arker, and as the Whigs of old Huntingdon have
been honored with the candidate, it would he a
burning shame if by any derilection of duty on
their part, the Locofocos should get the Congress
man. Up, then Whigs, and prepare 'for action.
gir The Globe is still laboring to prove that
Mr. ZEIGLER did not receive his nomination fairly.
Whenever the editor shows what Mr. Zeigler or
any of his friends did which was unfair, and gives
names, we will pay some attention to the charge.
Look out for a Trick this Fall,
The Hollidaysburg Register says: The Locos
are giving it out that they intend to make no nom
inations for Senator, Assembly, &c., this fall, but
will leave the field entirely to the Whigs.
This is done, of course, to encourage Whigs to
play Traitor to the Party and offer themselves as
They hope in this way to induce sufficient dis
traction in the Whig party to defeat the Whig can
didate for Congress, and to elect Mr. Free Trade
And they hope farther, we strongly suspect, to
get the Whigs so divided and distracted as to bed
able to slip in a set of Locofoco County Officers.
Of course they will make very fair promises to
the Traitors ; but who does not despise a Traitor,
however he may love his treason; and who can
believe that Political traders would regard promi
ses made to Party traitors as more than ropes of
sand, or flax touched with fire?
If a reasonable prospect of electing Locofoco
candidates should arise, is any body so foolish as
not to believe that the Volunteer Whigs would be
dropped by the Locos like hot potatoes, and their
own men unanimously voted for?
The Traitors may, therefore, well he as appre
hensive of being tricked this fall, as the Whip at
nominations, and then tricks can't win. All good
Whigs will stand by the regular nominations.
Moir County. •
The Hollidaysburg Register, in speaking of Blair
Our intelligence from all parts of the County
still continues to be flattering as regards the pros
pects of a united and harmonious vote for the
WHOLE TICKET this full. The Locofbeos
seem to be unable to get up distraction anti divis
ion amongst us. The true Whig spirit is abroad.
The fire (21'1840,44 and '4B is kindled and spread
ing rupidtg. Whigs in every township appreciate
the importance of the contest, and evince a wil
lingness to swallow up all minor considerations in
the grand aim of SUSTAINING the Whig Ad
ministrations of FILLMORE and JOHNSTON,
ELECTING OUR WHIG STATE TICKET
and a PROTECTIVE TARIFF man to Con
gress. So let it continue to be. Whig on—Whig
Joseph Higgins, Esq.
The announcement of JOSEPH Ihooms, Esq.,
of Blair county, as u Volunteer candidate for State
Senate, we are informed on good authority, was
entirely unauthorized by him. A statement to this
effect win appear in the Hollidaysburg papers of
gir Wm. T. WiLsoN, formerly of the Blair Co.
Whig, has offered himself as a voluntecrcandidate
for Register and Recorder, of Blair county, against
the regular candidate. William, we would have
no objection to see you have a good office, but our
personal friendship for you compels us to say you
have made a bad political mistake, and the sooner
you rectify it the better.
"Harmon ions Democracy."
_ . _
The Locotheos of Union county are in .. a
ful "muss," as appears by their own papers. At
the late County Convention which nominated Gm.
Cummings for Congress, thirty-seven "Old Hun
ker" delegates withdrew, and published a protest
against the proceedings of "the Cameron clique,"
as they &nominee the majority. The war seems
to have begun in earnest, but we prophecy that
notwithstanding the bluster made by the Hunkers,
and their denunciations against the "Cameron
clique," on account of the loss of the offices, they
will not ho able to turn the tide in their own favor
or upset the plans of their opponents. We have
seen the fate of such attempts in many counties.
Nomination for Congress.
Dr. Jour' MoCuttoen, of Huntingdon coun
ty, as will be seen by the proceedings of the con
gressional conference, was placed in nomination
on Tuesday lust as the Whig candidate for Con
gress from this district. Do is a gentleman well
and favorably known, of unblemished character,
and will make a representative who will ably and
faithfully attend to the interests of his constituents.
Andy Parker can now hang his free trade fiddle
on the willows of Patterson, as he will undoubted
ly meet with a "glorious defeat."—Lewistown Ga
SINGULAR CONDUCT.—On Saturday last, the
Rev. Mr. Patten, of Fmnkford, Maine, left his
home for Oldtown, for the purpose of exchanging
pulpits with the minister of that place. lie was
not very well on arriving at Oldtown, and he cut
both his legs and wrists, and each side of his throat,
in a most shocking manner. Although alive, he
was not expected to recover at the last accounts.
Letter from Gen. W. H. Irwin.
The following letter, addressed to the editor of
the Lewistown Gazette, speaks the sentiments of
a good Whig, and will find a ready response
throughout the entire district. Gen. lowa hav
ing submitted his name to the action of the con
ferees, so far from feeling dissatisfied ht the re
sult, returns thanks for the partiality manifested
fur him in Mifflin county, and is now ready to do
battle in thror of Dr. M'Culloch against the great
gun of free trade in this district, Andy Parker.
LEWISTOWN, Sept. sth, 1850.
Mr. Frysinger—l embrace the first opportunity
to declare. in the most public manner, my entire
satistitetion with the action of the Whig Confer
ence Convention of this Congressional District.—
Dr. JOHN McCouoen, the Whig nominee, is a
gentleman of excellent sense, sound political opin
ions, and great personal popularity, and I have no
doubt that his triumphant election will vindicate
the wisdom of the choice of the convention. Our
candidate is an avowed and uncompromising friend
of a Protective Tariff, the ono great measure to
which Pennsylvania looks for safety and prosperi
ty, and the real, the only issiFbetween the Whig
rati arty is, Free Trade
and the so called Democ
or Protection to American ha awry. Let this issue
be fairly and powerfully presented to the people—
let them remember that they are choosing, not on
ly a representative of themselves in the National
Legislature, but the representative there of one
great principle, and the result will not be doubtful.
Perinit nie, Mr. Editor, to tender to the Whigs
of Mifflin county my heartfelt thanks for the dis
tinguished mark of their confidence and esteem
which the unbroken vote of their conferees gave
to me in convention. It was exceedingly gratify
ing to me to receive this indication of the attach
ment of my native county, and it has increased (if
that be possible) mv devotion to the success of the
principles of the Whig party. Defeated for the
nomination, yet in no wise dishonored, I retire
from the contest cheerfully and without complaint.
My successful friend has my kindest feelings, and
shall have, with a hearty good will, whatever aid
my humble abilities can give to secure his election.
Very respectfully yours,
W. IL IRWIN.
The North American, of Monday, contains the
details of an important arrest made by the police
on Saturday night last, under the direction of Judge
PA MONS and Attorney General REED. It appears
that an association called the " Keystone Club,"
was in session at a tavern at the corner of Fourth
and Shippen streets, and from a presentment made
by the Grand Jury, a large police force from the
City, Spring Garden, Northern Liberties and
Southwark, was summoned and fully armed, and
proceeded to the rendezvous, succeeded in captur
ing about thirty-seven persons, among whom are
some of the most notorious villians of the country.
A number of them were held to bail in large sums
and others were discharged.
JENNY LIND IN NEW YORK.-TIIO &MOM Swed
ish Nightingale, Jenny Lind, landed in New York
from tlin steamer Atlantic, on the lst inst. Her
err created an 'immense sensation' in that ex
cite metropolis. She was welcomed at the pier
by some twenty thousand 'sovereigns,' who clung
to the wheels of her carriage, and committed all
sorts of foolish extravagances. She stops at the
Irving House which is daily and nightly surround
ed by crowds. Her first concert was given in
Castle Garden, New York, lost Wednesday even-
TEE Tonmr•.—ln the House, on the 2(1 inst.,
Mr. Vandyke, of New Jersey, asked leave to in
troduce a resolution instructing the Committee of
Ways and Means so to modify the present Tariff,
as to afford reasonable protection to American In
dustry; but upon a motion to suspend the rules,
the effort failed-89 yeas to 97 nays. Mr. Pres
ton King then proposed to instruct the same com
mittee to report a bill making the duties on Iron
specific, to he assessed on the value of that staple
in 1846; hut this also was refused-85 to 104.
Gold Mines of Oregon.
We have tiles of the Oregon Spectator, which
paper speaks of the recent gold discoveries of that
country. It is said that one of the richest mines
on the shores of the Pacific has been discovered in
the Spoken country, sumo 400 miles up the Co
lumbia river from Oregon City. The golden sand
which has been dug in this wonderful mine proves
to be, in bulk, about 75 per cent pure metal !
There is not the least doubt, also, but there is an
abundance of gold on Powder and Burnt rivers,
and this discovery on the Spoken will still more
fully confirm the fact that the middle region of Or
egon is to become the grand El Donuts of the day.
Large gold digging parties had already started for
the new placers. The papers say that the country
in which this gold has been found is one of the
healthiest in the world, and if the mind shall be
found to extend over a large region of that coun
try, it will soon be teeming with an overflowing
population, attracted thither by the double allure
ment of gold and health.
It is supposed also that there will be a consider
able mining business done this season on the riv
ers along the southern border of Oregon, as many
persons who have been to California have convin
ced themselves that Rogue River and other streams
in that vicinity will aftbrd profitable " diggings."
The Hibernia arrived at Halifaxon Wednesday
with news from Europe to the 24th ult. The crops
in Ireland are very abundant. There is but little
potato rot. In France mutters looked rather stor
my. The President had been turned out of a ball
room at Brisoon, and the room had to be cleared
at the point of the bayonet. The Ifolsteiners had
dislodged the Danish outposts at Kropp, and their
whole army had left Ronsburg, and advanced in
the direction of the Danish position. In Germa
ny affairs are becoming more and more complica
ted. Several heavy failures are reported at Ham
burgh. Cotton had slightly advanced on specula
tion, but flour and grain continue low.
The Late News from California.
If we are not mistaken, the last news from the
gold country of the Pacific will stimulate anew the
passion for emigration. The wildest dresses as to
the wealth of that marvelous region have not sur
passed the reality, as exhibited by the latest intel
ligence of the operations of the gold diggers. It
may now be regarded as certain that California
and Oregon will furnish a greater quantity of gold
than all other sources whence gold is now procured,
and furnish it for a less amount of labor. And
when machinery and science come to be applied
on a large scale to the business of mining—orrath
er of separating the metal from the rock—we shall
see results surpassing all present calculations.
It appears that on Sunday, 31st ult., the north
eastern, eastern and southern counties of this State
was visited by an unusually heavy rain, causing
most disastrous floods. In this region we had but
' a clever' shower. In Lancaster, York, Berks,
Schuylkill, Montgomery, Philadelphia, fie., mills,
houses, bridges, fences, timber and lumber were
carried off in every direction, and in some instan
ces attended with the loss of life. At Fairmount,
the Schuylkill was three feet higher than in July,
and prevented the machinery from working; it al
so submerged a portion of the gas works, leaving
the city for several hours in almost total darkness.
We subjoin some telegraphic despatches s
ALLENTOWN, Pa., Sept. 3.—The freshet has
been most disastrous along the Lehigh. The water
rose 18 feet in a few hours, being higher than the
great freshet in July last. The loss cannot be es
timated at present. All along the shores small
buildings and property of various kinds have been
swept away, films inundated, Ac. The losses tO
several of the sufferers will be ruinous. It will
take some weeks to repair the damage to the ea
nals. The waters are now (3 o'clock, P. M.,)
receding, and the greatest danger is over.
POTTSVILLE, PA., Sept. 3.—Several of the coal
mines are inundated, and the damage throughout
the region is immense. From what I east learn
here it will take fully a week to repair the damage
on the Reading Railroad, and it is doubtful wheth
er the Schuylkill Canal will be able to get any
snore coal through this season. Several of the
large dittos are carried away. Between thirty and
forty houses were swept away from Tamaqua.—
, Sixteen lives were lost at Schall's forge, above
Port Clinton, fourteen at Jones' forge, and several
between Mount Carbon and Schuylkill Haven.
READMI, PA., Sept. 20850-1 f P. M.—About
daylight the water commenced rising, and is rising
to this moment. It is some fbur or five feet high
er than ever known befbre. The whole of the
western and southern parts of the town are under
water to Third street. The destruction of proper
ty is immense. Boats have been employed in
rescuing people all day. The bridge known as
the Harrisburg bridge_ is entirely swept away; the
first span went at 9 o'clock, and the others in the
course of the morning. The Lancaster bridge is
also entirely gone. Several large bridges have
come down the river, and it is supposed none re
main. One brick house with seven persons in it,
with the water at the second story window, wIL9
suddenly crushed together and fell—all lost. A
woman, floating down the river on a log, was sa
ved by a boat. Twelve hundred hogs, the proper
ty of Mr. Bushong,, distiller, have been scattered
and drowned. Houses in farge numbers have
' been swept away, and others arc filled to the sec
ond story. Immense quantities of lumber, wood,
&c., swept away. The gas works arc full of wat
er, also nine rolling mills on the river.
In Schuylkill county, the loss is estimated at
one million of dollars, and the loss from Saul
. kill county to Philadelphia cannot be much less.
JOHN VAN BURES.—This young scion of the
house of Lindinwald has been chosen a delegate to
the Syracuse Convention by the Barnburners of
the Eitii ward in New York city, notwithstanding
the eilbrts of the Old hunkers to defeat him. lle
will prove a tire-brand wherever he is.
A Huitour EDITOIL-A cotempornry says :
"The editor of the Petersburg Intelligeneer has
eaten a watermelon, raised by Mr. Thomas Whit
erworth, at Mayfield, Diuwiddie, which weighed
I VP2' John IT. Walker, Esq. ' of Erie, was on the
24th inst., nominated as the Whig candidate fur
Congress, by the conferees of the 234 Congres
sional district. His opponent is C. 11. Curtis, Esq.,
of Warren county.
RAILROAD Rtor.—The two factions of " Far
downs" and Torkonians,' among the Irish labor
ers on the Pennsylvania Railroad, eight miles east
of Pittsburg, commenced lighting on Monday, the
26th alt. Houses were demolished along the road,
aml the inmates were driven to the woods for safe
ty. The Sheriff of Allegheny county, with the
Scott Guards, from Pittsburg, proceeded to the
scene of war, and returned yesterday with thirty
six prisoners, who are now in jail. Many are still
secreted in the woods.
A GREAT CALF !---JoSopil V. Campbell, of
Buckingham, Bucks county, a few days since, sold
a calf that was, perhaps, the greatest one of the
kind ever raised in that county. It was only five
weeks and three days old, and weighed two hun
dred and eighteen pounds ! What cow can beat
that? Don't all speak at once.—[Germantown
Scarcity of Specie.
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Specie has become so scarce since the small note
law has gone into operation, that store-keepers and
other business people suffer great inconvenience.
The adoption of the law was to make specie more
plentiful, hut thus fur it has had a contrary effect,
indeed has even caused a premium on specici—
The poor rag-and-bob-tail Relief notes ere now
clutched greedily, and principally form our curren
cy in n small way; but the wear and tear by their
constant handling, are making fearful inroad's upon
their fair proportions, so that some of them are
shocking to look at.—Germantown Telegraph.
Business Men's Almanac.
We have received Palmer's Business lien's Al
manac for 1851, which abounds in useful informa
tion fin merchants, mechanics, manuthcturers, nod
business men generally. It is published in New
York, and should be in the hands ofall business men.
Cr The Whigs of Centre county have nomina
ted Wm. R. Harrison, for Assembly; Philip B.
Waddle, for Commissioner; David Whitener, for
Auditor; and W. G. Waring, for Co. Surveyor.
Wanted ! Wanted !!
The newspapers, says theChamhereburg Whig,
aro advertising for the following rare curiosities,
which they won't get, viz :—a measure which the
loco party has advocated unwaveringly for ten
consecutive years—a pledge which they have hon
estly redeemed— a Locofoco Legislature that
never chartered a Bank—a candidate for office who
never deceived his constituents—a Locofoco exec
utive who cared more for the prosperity of the
country than for the ascendency of his party—a
Locofoco convention at which there was no vil
lainy practised, and last, though, not least, a sam
ple of that party's consistency.
VERY PROBABLE.—Tho English journals say
that it will not be long before their walls arc pla
carded with announcements of "cheap monster ex
cursions to New York and back 1"
GIVING EVERY MAN A FARM.-A bill has been
reported in Congress from the Committee on Ag
riculture, giving a quarter section (160 acres) of
laud to any head of a family, male or female, who
is a citizen of the United States, and will put it
under actual cultivation,
Whig Congressional Conference.
Pursuant to previous notice, the Conferees from
the several counties of the 17th Congressional
District, met at Moyer's Hotel, in Lewistown, on
Tuesday, the ad inst., and organized by electing
ROBERT CAMPBELL, of Centre, President,
and A. K. M'CLunc, of Juniata, Secretary.
The following Conferees presented their ere.
dentin's, and took their seats :
Centre—Robert Campbell, Edward C. Hama,
Samuel R. Patton.
Mifflin—Jan F. Cottrell, John Kerr, John A.
Iluntingdon--Jamos Clark, William Moore, JoLn
J3/air—Alexander bPlKamcy, Philip Breidcu•
bangh, Jaccib S. Nicodemus.
Juniata—John M. rumroy, Pr. G. I. Cuddy,
A. K. M'Clure.
On motion, the Conti:l'oin attotrned to meet
again at one o'clock, P. M..
Conference met pursuant to adjournment. Mr:
Pumroy moved that the Conference proceed Lc/
nominate emihiates. Adopted.
Mr. Cottrell nominated Gen. Wm. LT. Inwtsd
Mr. Niekodemas nominated Dr. Atsz.mentzt
bi'liAmtiy, of Blair.
Mr. M'Kamey nominated Dr. Jonw M'Cur.•
tocn, of Huntingdon.
Dr. MliAmEr peremptorily declined being con.'
sidered a candidate for nomination, and his name,.
after some discussion,. wan withdrawn.
On motion, the nominations were closed, anrt
the Conference proceeded to ballot.
Messrs. Hanes, Patton, Clark ; Moore, Swoop°,
MlCamey, Breidenhangh, Nieodeinus, rummy,
Caddy, 'Velure and Canipbell-12—voted for Dr.
JOHN' M'CULLOCH, of Huntingdon.
Messrs. Cottrell, Kerr and Ste:Tett-3-50W
for Urn. WM. H. IRWIN, of Mifflin.
Dr. JOHN M'Cru.ocu, of Huntingdon county,
having a majority of the whole Note, woo declared
duly nominated as the Whig candidate for Con
gress; and on motion, the nomination was unan
imously concurred in.
Messrs. Clark, Moore and Swoop° were appoint.
ed a committee to inform Dr. WCuta.oett of hie
nomination, and request his acceptance of it.
The following resolutions were then submitted
and unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That while we deeply deplore the great
national bereavement that has hefitifen us in the
death of Gen. ZACHARY TAYLOR, late President
of the United States, we can look with confidence
upon Isis successor, MILLARD FILLMORE, and fool
assured that his sagacious statesmanship, purity of
purpose, and unswerving adherence to Whig prin
ciples will ensure us un administration that we can
Peso/iv/4 That the administration of W. F.
Jou xsyo?: meets our unqualified approbation ; that
his untiring efforts to bring our tax-ridden old
Commonwealth back to her ancient prosperity, by
taking effective measures to reduce our State debt,
and secure adequate protection to domestic indus
try, must commend him to every true hearted
Resolved, That llon. SAMUEL Ca'Alm has faith
fully represented the Iron District, and that we
recognise in him a true Whig, and a reliable Re
_ _ _
Resoked, That Dr. Jonx M'Common, of Hun
tingdon county, is entitled to the cordial and mum.
intuits support of the Whigs of this district, and
that we will leave no honorable means untried to
secure his election by a triumphant majority.
lirsoiceri, That these proceedings be signed by
the officers and published in the Whig papers of
ROBERT CAMPBELL, Provident.
A. K. M'Ci.intE, Secretary.
LEWISTOWN, Sept. 3, 1850.
Dn. Joan M'Cuttocit :—Dear Sir:—The un.
dersigned, appointed a Committee by the Whig
• Congressional Conference, held in Lewistown this
day, take groat pleasure in informing you that you
have been nominated as the Whig candidate for
• Congress, at the missing election. Having long
known you as in devoted and active member of the
Whig party of Huntingdon county, which we have
the honor, on this occasion, to represent, wo feel
confident of the cheerful acceptance of the nomi
nation hereby tendered. Respectfully yours,
JOHN N. SW 00I:E,
rETEIO3IJURG, Sept. 6th, 1830.
CENTLEMES . :-Your letter informing me of my
notnination as the Whig candidate fitr Congress,
in this district, has been received. In reply, I
would say, that the nomination is accepted with
feelings of gratitude. I tosure you,gentlemen, that
if elected, my aim and policy wil be to carry out
Whig principles, as advocated by the Whig party
Aceepi gentlemen for yourselres, and the Con.
fcrenec which you represent, my kindest regards.
Messrs. J. N. Swoope, Wm. Moore andJus. Clark.
Within the last ten years, says a London paper:
140,000 Mormons have emigrated from Glen
Britain to the United States, most of them men of
some means, from Wales, and the Northern and
Eastern parts of England. Twenty-Rve hundred
left Liverpool in 1849, bound for the Great Salt
Lake, by way of Now Orleans.
Important from Washington.
The papers of last evening bring the important
intelligence front Washington, that in addition to
the Texas Boundary Bill, the House has passed
the New Mexico, California and Utah Bills.
The Bill admitting California was passed by a
vote of 150 to 56. One hundred guns were fired
'in 'Washington, on Saturday evening, in honor of
the passage of these important Bills.
TO THE VOTERS OF HUNTINGDON
Pe/law-citizens :—Being solicited by a num
ber of my friends throughout the county, I how
otter myself as a volunteer candidate for the off=
lice of Sheriff. Should 1 be elected, I pledge
myself to fill the office with impartiality, and I
hope to your entire satisfaction.
Aug. 27, 1850.—pd. Shirley Totonahip.
At the solicitations of numerous friends throu-
ghout the country, I am a candidate for the of
fice of Sheriff at the ensuing election, and res
pectfully anti the suffrages of my fellow citizens'
for that office. If elected I pledge myself to
discharge the duties of the office faithfully.
• JOHN %THAI'.
Wait township, July 23, 143 n.