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Tuesday Morning, Nov. 5, 1850.
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vir A new Post Office has been established at
Tyrone Forges, Blair county, called "Tyrone."
New Advertiseumen to.
We invite attention to the advertisements of
Mr. F. G. FRARCISCCS, of Lewistown.
The "Tuscarora Academy," a moat excellent
educational institution, under the care of Messrs.
Wesson & LAuoutarr, is advertised iu this paper.
Messrs. PEtOUTAL & Boots have just opened a
rich assortment of beautiful and cheap goods.
Mr. SCOTT, and Messrs. NEFF & MILLER have
received new supplies of Watches and Jewelry.
U. W. Salm will have auction every evening
next week, in the room adjoining his store.
We have been requested to state that ISAAC
F/8118R, Esq., will deliver an address in the Court
House, in this Borough, on Tuesday evening,
Nov. 12, on the provisions of the Fugitive Slave
Law. The publiegenerally are invited to attend.
A BEET HARD TO BEAT !—A Beet veo shown
ns the other day, which measured 31} inches in
•ircnmference! It was from the garden of Mr.
DAVLD 11ITINEr, of this Borough. If any body
ran beat this Beet, we should like to hear from
The Murder City.
Two Police Officers were deliberately shot in
Moyamcnsing, Philadelphia, by some concealed
villains. One of the injured men has since died
from the effect of hie wounds; the other is expect
ed to recover. Philadelphia is fast earning the
title of the "Murder City."
"Pennsylvania must be redeemed!"—Huating•
The result of the late election appears to have
put our friend CLARK into a kind of a mesmeric
sleep. When the "influence" of the subtle fluid
passes off, he will no-doubt open his eyes with as
tonishment to find that Pennsylvania was redeem
ed on the second Tuesday 01 October 1850.-1101-
All wrong, Mr. Standard. We have been wide
Whigs who did not vote, that iieriatentie TM=
mice of Pennsylvania to triumph over (not redeem)
her as the late election. Next year, under the lead
of Wm. F. JOHNSTON, our present popular Gov
ernor, we expect to "wake up" the true friends of
Pennsylvania's prosperity, and gloriously redeem
and disenthrall her from the blighting embrace of
Free Trade Locofocoism.
gir Cot.. Wit. lizotxu, of Clearfield, is likely
to be the next Locofoeo candidate fur Governor.
Mr. Bigler is a gentleman of good moral charac
ter and very moderate abilities. He was at one
time a member of the State Senate, and we do not
recollect any very famous performtmee of his du
ring his Senatorial career, save that on one occa
sion be rendered himself somewhat notorious by
voting for himself for Speaker. Best, however,
done the same thing last year_
Murder seems to bo the order of the day. A
few days since two or three men in Cumberland.
county, employed on the railroad between Carlisle
and Mechanicsburg, got into a dispute about sonic
trifling matter, when one of the party, an Irishman
named John Sullivan, struck a fellow-laborer
named James Hoch, a blow on the head with a
pick-axe. The axe penetrated the head to the
depth of three inches, producing a frightful gash,
and it is a matter ot surprise that death did not
ensue immediately. The injured man was taken
to the Poor-house, where he lingered in great ag
ony for two days, and died. Sullivan has made
gir The party in New Mexico in favor of a
State government, will press the admission of New
Mexico into the Union as a free State, at the next
session of Congress. They say that this will put
an end to the slavery agitation in the North.
Washington letter to the Baltimore Sun
rays:—"The burdens of State Lillian bear lightly
on Mr. Fulawitz. Helms enough to do, but Sods
time for everything—is calm and self-possessed,
and disposes of matters of State with promptness,
intelligence, and a single eye to the welfare of the
A MODEL VILLAOE.—The Warrenton, N. C.
News, says:—"There is not a luafcr or drunkard
in Warrenton, nor a family that is not perfectly
respectable and making a decent living by honest
industry. This is saying much of our village, but
it is true."
61" We notice that Cu!. Kane, sou of the Dis-' 1
trict Judge of the U. S. Court at Philadelphia, has
resigned his office of Commissioner of that Court
rather than carry out the provisions of the Fugi
tive Slave Law.
sa- Mr. CABEL has been re-elected to Con.
Irma from Florida,.
Snow.—On the 25th oh., the ground was cov
ered with snow, on the summit of tho Allegheny,
to the depth of 18 or 20 inches. Cool region, that.
twir The President of the 'United States has de
clared his intention to enforce the provisions of the
Fugitive Slave Law, even if military force should
be necessary to do so. The ?resident is of course
bound to see tlm laws faithfully executed.
The Whigs of Ohio have just elected a
member of Assembly by ono vote, and that member
ply decide, it it said, the rote for U. S. Senator.
THE FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW.
Views of Judge Grier.
The Philadelphia papers publish a letter from
Judge Grier to Charles Gibbons, Esq., upon the
construction and operation of the fugitive slave
law, which has caused so much excitement since
its passage, and which has been denounced in so
many quarters without its provisions having been
clearly understood, or its operations fully consid
ered. Judge Grier, though questioned in relation
to a particular point, takes occasion to give his
views upon the construction of the law generally,
and avers that a great amount of unnecessary ex
citement has been created in reference to it. The
two great objections to the law are that it deprives
the alleged fugitive of the right of a trial by jury,
and that it suspends the habeas corpus act. Judge
Grier says that the law not only gives a "trial"
before a legal tribunal 'adore the claimant can be
authorized to early the alleged fugitive out of the
State, but that it takes no right from him which he
enjoyed before this act of Congress was passed.—
Fugitives from other States, whether white or black
have no right to a trial by jury in Pennsylvania.
The government to which they belong it is presu
med will do justice to them. The only question
for our Courts in such eases to decide is that of
identity, and in deciding this question the alleged
fugitive cannot be a witness iu his own case, accor
ding to an established principle of the common
law, but he may show by other and disinterested
witnesses that he is not the person demanded. In
regard to the writ of habeas corpus, it is a remedy
for illegal imprisonment; but a person held as a
fugitive under the certificate of a judge or magis
trate, as the recent law provides, is legally impri
soned under a process from a Court, or magistrate
having jurisdiction and cannot be released by any
other court or magistrate on a writ of habeas cur
or homing replegiando.
The views of Judge Grier (.says theLewistown
Gazette) may be right, so far as they go, but there
are other objections to the maw, both morally and
politically, and these are making slave-catchers of
citizens of the free states and paying the expenses
of recovering a slave from the U. S. Treasury.—
If slave property is thus to be protected, why not
compel "southern gentleman" to aid in recovering
cattle, &c., which may stray into slave states, and
make provision for paying expenses in the same
way ! Such a law would be esteemed perfectly
ridiculous, yet one species of property is thus pro
heeled, while another is left to take care of itself.
We have no objection to owners of slaves taking
their property when found in free states,. because,
under the Constittuion, they have an undoubted
right to do so, bus there is something so repug
nant to citizens of free States in being compelled
to aid in arresting a bondsman, when called upon,
that we believe the law would have been much
better without that provision, as well as the one
paying the expenses of the slave's return to his
The Pennsylvania anti-Slavery Society, so call
ed, held its anniuil meeting in West Chester, a
"GOY center pav,s ~.y„
this meeting :
"Bowditch, Quincy, Pillsbury, M'Kim, and
some county celebrities were the leading persona
ges. The speeches delivered and the 'censures
recommended exceeded anything that could possi
bly have been imagined, and it will be a discredit
to the Borough to have another such meeting with
in its limits. Treason, blasphemy and rebellion
were openly preached. All that the American ci
tizen holds dear and venerable was villilled in the
most outrageous manner. The Revolution of '76
was sneered at as a paltry affair of peace; Wash
ington pronounced a mean man ; Jesus Christ on
the cross brought to the level of Wm. H. Chaplin,
imprisoned for inciting slaves to run off; the shed
ding of blood held up as obedience to the Divine
law; the Union cursed; Gen. Taylor stigmatized
as a butcher from his youth, and lie and Washing
ton alleged to be with the Devil in hell!"
The beautiful and commodious State Lunatic
Asylum, near Harrisburg, rapidly progressing to
completion, will, we fear,on its opening, be crow
ded beyond its large capacity. The evidence fur
nished by the proceedings of this meeting, of the
increase of lunacy in Pennsylvania, is truly dis
tressing. Of course none but lunatics would be
guilty of uttering such sentiments.
AN EXAMPLE FOR TILE LADIEs.—The Tribune
says that among the specimens of handicraft at
the Fair of the American Institute, now open at
Castle Garden, in that city, is a largo Gothic
Arm Chair, backed and cushioned with beautiful
needlework in worsted. The needlework is front
the hands of the wife of one who now fills the
President's Chair, MILLARD FILLMORE, President
of the United States. It is probably the first
instance upon record in modern times, where the
Industrial Exhibition of a great nation has been
graced by the handicraft work of the wife of one
who occupies the position of its Chief Magistrate.
This may, it is to be hoped, excite the emulation
of the fair daughters of our glorious Republic.
ANOTHER MUM= IN PIIILtIIELPIIIA•-Mary
Walsh, an Irish girl about 20 years of ago, wan
stabbed by an Irishman named Grove on Wednes
day afternoon between 12 and 1 o'clock. Mary
died soon after. She sold apples and candies
along the wharves. Grove kept a cutlery stand at
the corner of Chestnut street and Delaware avenue
where the murder was committed. He has a
wifo and four children. An undue intimacy ap
peared to subsist between the parties. Grove
wa s arc , sted and committed to prison to answer
for the offence. He has since attempted to commit
suicide in prison. It is said he is laboring under
GREAT FOOT RAM—The Lockport Democrat
says a great foot race came off at iLartland, Niagara
county, on Saturday last, between the 'Tonawanda
and Chippewa Indians. The distance run was ten
miles without stopping. The first two miles was
performed in nine minutes and thirty-five seconds,
the last two in twelveminutes and fifteen seconds.
The purse was taken by Isaac Bill a Tonawanda,
(not yet eighteen years of age,) in fifty-eight min
utes and thirty-two seconds. Considering some
inconvenience of the ground it is considered ono of
the greatest feats on record.
sir Washington Irving relates that Ai
the father of Mahomet, the Prophet, was so beau
tiful, that "no less than 200 Arab maidens died of
a broken heart the night he was married to Alai
n." How fortunate for young ladies that we have
no such beauties at the present day
.► Full Vovte and a Whig Victory.
Before, the recent election, we expressed the
opinion that a full vote throughout the State would
result in a Whig victory. IN e might have added,
that a small or imperfect vote would in all proba
bility secure a Whig defeat. The official returns
are now before us, and they verify the prediction
made before the struggle. Thousands and tens of
thousands of Whigs neglected to attend the polls,
and hence the unfortunate result, so far as the
State officers are concerned. The official table for
Auditor General, Surveyor General, Canal Com
missioner and the Amendment to the Constitution,
will be found in our first page. It will be seen that
the aggregate vote polled for Canal Commissioner,
was 278,723. Titus;
Morrison'e maj. over Dungan
According to the foregoing, the full Whig vote
throughout the State for Canal Commissioner—
certainly the most important officer that was con
tended for—was 131,038. If we turn the past, it
will be seen that this vote was smaller by many
thousands than the Whigs of the State have re
peatedly polled on former occasions. Thus, at the
Presidential Election of 1840, the vote received by
General Harrison in Pennsylvania was 144,000;
or 12,000 more than was polled on the second
Tuesday of October, nine years after. At the
Gubernatorial Election of 1844, Gen. Markle, the
Whig candidate, received 156,120 votes. At the
Presidential Election of the same year, Mr. Clay
received 161,203 votes. At the Gubernatorial
Election of 1848, Governor Johnston received 168,-
525 votes. At the Presidential Election of the
same year, General Taylor received 185,513 votes ;
or FIFTY-TDREE THOUSAND MORE than were gin
en at the recent election for Mr. Dungan, the Ca
nal Commissioner ! These facts show conclusive
ly that our recent defeat is attributable solely to
apathy on the part of our political friends. The
Whigs have been in the majority in Pennsylvania
I for many years, ever since the election of Gen.
'Harrison. But it is only on extraordinary occa
sions that they eau be induced to attend the polls.
:Next year they will probably rally in all their
strength, and then we trust to be able to give a
much more satisfactory account at the close of the
The barbarous treatment received by certain U.
States soldiers at Fort Constitution, Portsmouth,
N. If., has been severely commented upon by the
Eastern papers. Their punishment for the crime
of declining to row a party of ladies, was
"That they be kept at hard labor by day, and in
solitary confinement at night, for one year, with
out receiving pay or clothing, except of the latter
such as the commanding officer may deem indis
pensable; and that they each wear a 24 pound ball
attached to their limbs by an ox-chain weighing
some 12 pounds, and an i ron collar upon their
necks, with seven iron points of seven inches in
length, resembling a spike, attached to it, and
weighing seven or eight pounds."
We ore glad to learn from the Portsmouth Ga
zette, that as soon as this inhuman sentence was
made known to Gen. SCOTT, he immediately or
dered its modification by the removal of the Iron
collars. It would not have been going too far, if
the officers who had inflicted the punishment had
been served like the collars, and removed also.
Breadstulls In England.
Respecting the commercial advises by the
Pacific the New York Post says—
• lir , .
whose ti:i;Ol•ftlt,"ll7,74,lrho VSNati;
reported in Cotton, which will affect unfavorably
our market, which had anticipated an advance.
Corn had advanced 6d a Is sterling per quarter,
and was likely to advance as much of the new crop
of potatoes would not store well, going rapidly
to decay in warehouse. The English market can
not be plentifully supplied from this market, which
is bare of supplies, and the quantity advised as
coming forward before the closing of navigation
is small, though the crops out west are large.
Flour and wisest in the London market are report
ed more steady. The Mark Lane Express, of the
14th October, says that wheat had touched the
lowest prices. The supplies from western Europe
would soon cease, the lisrmers being more fully
occupied on their lands; and home supplies,
which have been large, would soon fall oil:
cousequetly prices snore steady, and had rather
an upward tendency.
The friends of the Union in the South are
fighting a noble, and we trust everywhere a suc
cessful battle for their country. The Union
meeting at Mobile on the Bth, was one of the
largest ever held in the State.
.Judge Sharkey, through the President of the
Nashville Convention, hue addressed a meeting of
the friends of the Union at Vicksburg. lie repu
diated ultraisin in all its forms, and sustains the
action of Congress iu the adjustment of the ques
tions growing out of the acquisition of Mexicali
territory. This will be rather a severe blow to the
disunionists in Mississippi.
A PRecostOus COUPLE.-One of the census
takers for Greene county, Mr. McCoy, says the
Xenia (Ohio) Torchlight, informs us of un instance
of precocity that came under his observation in
the eastern part of that county, which we venture
to say is unparalleled in this latitude. The parties
are a married couple, the husband 18, and the
wife 16. They have been married about tbur years,
and have two children—one of which is over three
years of age, and the other over one If a younger
couple than they have commenced "adding to the
glory and greatness of their country," we hope to
hear of it.
SENTENCE OF DEATH FOE RAPE.—The Su
preme Court of the Commonwealth at a Jury term
held at Lenox in the county of Berkshire Maine,
last month, pronounced sentence of death against
an Irishman by the name of Bulman, for rape on
a defenceless orphan girl of eighteen years of age.
The trial occupied four days. After being out an
hour the Jury returned a verdict of guilty and the
court pronounced the sentence of death against
gir The Pope has issued a bull prohibiting
Itonian Catholic parents from sending their chil
dren to Protestant schools, either is Franco or
England, and young ladies from teaching or taking
part in them.
Another Murder in Hollidaysburg.
We learn that on Tuesday night lust, in Holli
daysburg, a difficulty occurred between Wm. Gor
such and Hugh Dairy, which resulted in the latter
cutting the throat of the former with a dirk knife,
causing instant death. The murdered man was
formerly a citizen of this county. Dairy has been
lodged in jail.
DaEADY•ut.—Joseph Ilunt, Esq., a highly re
spected citizen of Dowingtowu, died from hydro
phobia on Friday, the 11th inst.—produced by a
bite from his own dog in August last.
lir Why is a man snoring in bed, like music
paper 1 Because it's sheet music.
LETTER FROM CALIFORNIA.
Description of the Overland Route.
The following letter from Mr. TIIOMMI MOll3l
- who emigrated last Spring with his brother
and three others, from the State of Missouri to
California, by the overland route, was addressed
to his brother, who resides noar Three Springs, in
this county, on his arrival in California:—
GEORGETOWN, Upper California,
August 16, 1850.
DEAR BROTHER :-I inform you that we arri
ved safe in this place yesterday morning, after a
passage of 95 days. I have nothing of much in
terest to note until we came within 150 miles of
the Hutnboldt Sink, and grass failed. We had to
swim the river and cat grass with our knives, and
swim back with it, to save our horses lives. Our
horses were iu fine order Instil then. Brother Is
aac lost ono of his pack-horses, with the alkali.—
Having only five horses, we travelled on to the
river—crossed on the south side--travelled four
days. No emigrants having gone that way, the
grass was fine—water bad. Humboldt had over
flowed, making the bottoms miry. Hundreds of
oxen are mired and dead in the bottoms. On the
30th July we crossed the river back to the main
road, took our packs over on a brush raft, there
not being a boat or canoe on all this river. The
only thing admirable on this river is sonic wild
currants, which are tolerable good eating, but ra
ther sour. The dust was knee-deep—tor 8 days
we were greeted with clouds of dust almost to suf
focation. It never raise here in summer, and the
ground is as dry as settee. On the 2d of August
we reached the Big Meadow, 25 miles above the
Sink; here we laid up one day to rest, and cut
grass in the swamps to take with us, it being the
last grass on the way for 80 miles. Here we met
some provision wagons from California, that came
out to meet the starving thousands on this unfor
tunate road. Flour is $2 per lb. Pork do. Beef
fresh, 40 cts. per lb. They tell us we arc 350
miles from the settlement. We left the morning
of the 4th, travelled to the Sink, 25 miles, fed our
horses, took supper, started on the Desert at sun
down, took some of the Sink water ittour canteens
—let the horsesdrink, then bled them in the mouth
to prevent the poison from killing them. The wa
ter is alkali, tastes of salts, and slimy. It looks
unreasonable, but the water in a learn-yard ismore
palateable than the water of this accursed Sink.—
It pots me in mind of the description of the Dead
Sea and its water. No fish can live in the Sink.
We passed three men and a woman just taking the
Desert of 55 miles; their horses gave out the first
5 miles. What would become of them I cannot
imagine. We marched 15 miles of tolerable hard
road, and then came the deep sand. Then follow
ed the most horrible destruction of property lever
beheld. If a great army had been hotly pursued
and pressed on by en enemy, it could not have
been greater. The road was walled on each side
with wagons, bedding, and everything you could
think of, while the putrid es of dead animals
in the road and vicinity, si -ened us with their
stench. While some ware egging us to put our
strong hors. to their wag s and take them off
the desert,. or they would risk. I was grieved
for their situation, but cool of aid them without ,
endangering the lives of on
. elves and our horses. ,
We kept up a forced marchiintil day-break, when
we could see the barren ornate and destruction
more plain. The soil is red, covered with cinder
and black gravel. Red hills appeared to the left
of the road, covered with cinder and pumice stone.
The whole surrounding country presenting a vol
canic appearance. _ _
We tad our last grass to our horses, and con
tinued our march until 11 o'clock, when to our
great disappointment, we were told we were 12
miles from Carson river. Our horses exhibited
signs of failing, with low spirits. We meta water
flUltl 11/ IS pls.- h.
and $1 for a gallon for my horse. We continued
the mareb. I gave the boys the strong horses,
and took the weakest myself. I walked all day
and all night, and was continuing, yet to-day.—
The alkali water made our throats all raw and sore.
We had to use vinegar and grease to prevent its
poisoning us. The last 12 miles was like the street
of a town ; wagons ranged on each side of the road
thick as houses in a city—the teams being driven
to the river to recruit. I thought it the longest
12 miles I had ever travelled—the sand so deep
and hot, I thought I should sink clown with fatigue.
I was near exhausted, my horses still more, mo
ving slower. I continued—it was a life and death
struggle; at length we reached the river hill, and
saw dead oxen even within 200 yards of the river.
They fell before they reached the drink. I have
suffered much in life, but never tried as severe an
ordeal as this. We bought grass for our horses,
and ate some ourselves. Here is another post.—
Flour $1,50 per 11h, other things in proportion. I
found Carson river good pure snow water. I bid
a final farewell to this cursed vale of death. We
proceeded 3 miles up Carson river and camped.—
Found James A. Crain, an acquaintance of mine.
Staid all next day; broughtgrass over in his boat,
free of charge, for our horses.
We had now been on a fhreed march for thirty
eight hours, and without any sleep, and needed
rest, as well as our animals. I am nearly out of
flour, and will have to buy shortly. The last five
days—and five of the most memorable of my life—
I shall never forget. The anxiety, fatigue and
suffering during that time are amongst the most
remarkable events of my life. The want of food
is strongly felt here. Oxcu and horses are fre
quently knocked in the head, and beef taken out
of their hams. Nine out of ten have no money to
buy with ; men come to tell its they have not oat
anything for two days. I give some, and will have
to buy at high rates again. Some are standing
around the wagons crying for food. I don't be
lieve that California will ever pay for the losses
she has caused; and such suffering as will attend
the latter part of the emigration, has never been
hoard of. Only to think that eight-tenths of the
crowd are still behind, and all the large droves of
cattle are still to come. There are now about 200
miles without any grass, and the space will still be
widening; the stock must inevitably die; and af
ter that I fear the multitude will be . driven to the
horrible alternative of eating each other.
We started the night of the 6th; crossed over a
desert of 15 miles, and laid up during the day.—
Started evening of the 7th, and travelled all night
over desert of 25 miles. When day broke, to our
great satisfaction we could see the silver summits
of the Sierra Nevada mountains. This morning
we reached a trading post, and bought 6 lbs. flour
at $1 per lb. Travelled 4 miles up the river, and
laid up the Bth. Here so many horses are stolen.
We travel all night and lay up in day time. Ha.
ny are on foot, weak and starving; they will take
a horse, ride all night, and turn lihn out in the
Our guide now makes us 140 miles to Califor
nia. The snow ahead insures us good cold water.
We are now clear of that accursed sun-burnt re
gion. There is some timber on Carson river, a
thing we have not seen lately, for the last 200
miles. We see toads with horns, a rare specimen
of animation. I cannot see how they live in dust
where clamp does not exist.
Started the morning of the 9th before day, and
travelled 53 miles to Carson Valley, a beautiful
vale from 3 to 5 miles wide, and 40 miles long.
Here I bought 9 lbs. Four at $1 per lb. Wo then
took the pitchers, cut off over the mountain on the
10th. Going up this mountain is the worst road
by far I have ever seen. The peaks on our right
appear 2 miles high. The air is cold here. Few
travel this trail. There is no grass on the main
road for 75 miles. The grass on this route is good.
We crossed the mountain to-clay, and camped on
Trout Run ; the grass was froze stiff, and the wat
er left in the pun hail ice half an inch thick this
morning. To-day we have been travelling thro'
pine timber. Started on the morning of the 11th,
crossed the valley and ascended another mountain.
This in the dividing range. After gaining the sum
mit, we descended down a deep ravine, alongsid
of a foaming torrent of water, the noise of which
could be heard several miles. The vale became
narrower, and the ChM closing in almost vacated
the road. We then took up the highest mountain
I ever ascended. This path is the worst by far for
crags and rocks. I have seen mountains before,
but nothing to compare with these. We reached
the top atuight and camped. Started next morn
ing, acme to We brow of the mountain, and there,
Moses lite front Pisgah's top, viewed the promis
ed land. We arrived at Gmorgetown the morning
of the 15th, selected some ground, and commenced
digging this morning. The soil is tire or six feet
drop to the rock. The gold lies on the ronk.most
ly. A few men are making fortunes, while thou
molds are making nothing. The gold here is but
scattering. The lucky strike it, while the unfor
nate miss it. Boarding $2l per week; Flour 20
cts. per lb. ; Pork 30, and dried apples GO cts. per
lb. Shoeing a horse $l6. Boots, per pair, $l4.
Sugar 50 cts., Rice 25, and Potatoes 25 cm. per
lb. Work $5 per day, and found. Write and di
rect to Sacramento City. No more at present
from your brother, TllO9. MOMMAND.
Thursday, December 12th, hi the day selected
by Governor Jon MON fur Thanksgiving Div_ in
Pennsylvania, as will be seen by the following
Another revolution of the seasons has been al
most completed. Peace with all Nations has been
vouchsafed to our country by the Supreme Dis
penser of National Blessings. A benificent Pro
vidence has continued his guardian care over the
people of this Commonwealth. Me has preserved
us, under the institutions of free Government, in
the quiet and undisturbed enjoyment of civil and
religious liberty. He has favored us with health
ful seasons and abundant harvests. Individual
happiness rewards the enterprise of the citizen.—
"The earth is fell of the goodness of the Lord."
While the inestiinable bounties of Providence fur
nish a suitable subject for unituid gratulation and
grateful acknowledgment, an enlightened sense of
duty and gratitude to that Being trom whom they
flow, admonishes us to unite as one people, in of
faring up the tribute of fervent thanksgiving mai
praise to "Him who watches over the destinies of
Nations,"—"who searches the hearts of the chil
dren of men,"—"who has prepared his Throne in
the Heavens, and whose Kingdomiipleth over all."
Deeply impressed with the proprieryuf this du
ty, in accordance with a venerated custom,-and in
compliance with the wishes of the great body of
the people, I, Wm. F. JOHNSTON, Governor of the
said Commonwealth, do hereby appoint and des
ignate Thursday, the 12111 cloy of December Next, ns
a day of general Thanksgiving throughout the
State, and I hereby rceonunend and earnestly in,
vc all the good people of this Coummuwealth, to
a sincere and prayerful observance of the same.
Given under my hand and the great seal of the
State, at Harrisburg, this 28th day of October, iu
the year'of our Lord 1850, and of the Common,-
wealth the seventy-fifth.
• By the Governor. A. L. &WEL,-
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Gen. Taylor's Remains.
The remains of the late President TATLOR, or
rived here this morning on the steamboat Navi
gator. The firing of a cannon announced the ap
proach of the boat, which was followed by the toll
ing of bells, and other demonstrations of mourning.
Hundreds of persons wended their way to the
landings, which were soon crowded, as were the
decks of the various boats in port. The authori
ties, the military, the firemen, and citizens in car
riages, on horseback, and on foot, marched: in
procession to the landing, preceded by the Mayor
and Gov. Crittenden. The Governor made a few
eloquent remarks, appropriate to the oecasiof, to
the relatives of the illustrious dead, which -were
only audible to those close to him. The. coffin
was then placed on a hearse drawn by four black
horses, and the solemn cavalcade, about six squares
long, moved on. The windows and pavements,
and every available spot in the streets thro' which
the procession passed, were densely crowded with
people. The stores, during the passing of the sol
emn pageant, were closed. The body was timidly
interred in the family burying ground, about seven
miles from this city.
The Fugitive Slave Law.
ALBANY, Nov. 1
At the Whig Ratification meeting held in this
city last evening, the question was put whether
they approved of the Fugitive Slave Law, to
which a unanimous - NO!" was responded. The
approaching contest at the polls next Tuesday, it
is supposed will be warmly carried on.
Ballooning Run Mad.
The Parisians are ready to split their sides with
laughter at a now plaything they have discovered.
The fun now is sending up balloons. All sorts of
ridiculous animals, mounted by still more ridicu
lous riders, have been made fastlto parachutes, and
borne up into the air. Hot4es, donkeys, and
ostriches have lost their attraction, so Madame
POITIIVIN, wife of an aeronaut, announces her
intention of making an ascent, in the character of
Europe, mounted on a bull, while to cap all, an
other adventurer advertises that he will mount into
the clouds, bestriding a pig! All Paris is on the
qui viva !--Great people those Parisians.
HONDUHAB.—By the Kingston papers we are
in receipt of news up to September 14. The all
absorbing topic of the day is the tyrannical con
duct of Chief Justice Temple. He was horse
whipped in the street by a gentleman, whom he ac
cused under oath of stealing his boat, which had
been insecurely tied, and floated away.
fitir A very destructive fire broke out in the
borough of Jersey Shore on Friday night last, at
about 12 o'clock, consuming all the buildings
from Mr. Robert Crane's large brick to the alley
near Mr. Allen's store. In this space was inclu
ded the office of the Jervy Shore Republican;
which, with all the fixtures, was destroyed.
YUCATAN.—The Indians have recommenced
hostilities, and a•e driving the Spaniards from
the towns. The Indians being so much more
numerous than the Spaniards, they must inevita
bly gain the ascendency if they persevere, despite
the assistance rendered the Spaniards by foreign
ers. The Indians are the superior race of the two.
The Spaniards have been guilty of the most hrirri
ble oppression and cruelty and'the day of ven
geance has arrived.
or The valuable property known as the Chest
nut Rill Ore Bank, was sold at Sheriff's sale in
Lancaster last week, to Samuel Jaudon, Esq., of
New York, formerly cashier of the United States
Bank. It brought $91,000, and is regarded as well
worth the money.
Cr In the case of Oliver et. al. vs. Weakly et.
al. to recover damages for harboring and secreting
runaway slaves, which was tried in Philadelphia
last week, in the U. S. Court, the jury being one
"le to agree upon a verdict, were discharged.
The Flagitive Slave Law.
The following is from a "democratic" paper.—
How will the "democracy" forgive the allusion to
James Hamlet, the New York fugit!ve is the
first subject to the operations of this law. He
resided in New York, was happy in the affections'
of a wife and several children was faithfully
discharging the duties of an humble but honest
calling, and from all we learn, as fully appreciated
the responsibility and happiness of a married life,
and the domestic hearth, as many of those with
whiter skins. And yet thin man, in the enjoyment
of God's gift of freedom, in the performance of
his daily laor, and in tbe . delightfitl conciousness
of a husband and a father, is seized, handcuffed,
hia liberty sworn away, and ho hurried into
bondage, without even being permitted an inter
view with. the objects of his affections, or one
word of solace to prepare them for the frightful.
calamity which had befallen them. Thin may be
human law, but it is not Gees • law. If there Li
no "Iti,,, '
, dier law" than this, then is this world a
Golgotha and not the externalizatiOttar objective
reality of sublime and benevolent thought of tie
Deity. If this itrright, then is human liberty nett
Malian progress a Clint, and falsehood, tyranny
and oppression are the laws of the universe. hlow
long we be compelled to endure these things- ,
patiently? As yet, however, "lingers the twelfth,
hour of night"—the nocturnat• birds of. prom tree
now upon the wing.—Pliilmielphis Times.
COURT AFFAlRS—November Term.
TRIAL LIST.—FIRST WEEK.
Fobes & Gibbons vs Martha King.
W. & B, Leas vs Blair and Madden.
James Entrikin's eiers vs Frederick Crum.
John Fulton et al vs John Watters•at
David Corkle vs John Jackson.
Coned' for Wm. 13. Hudson vs John Stater.
R. Barr vs J. W. Myton et al.
Christian Trough vs James Entrekin. •
Daniel Prong!' vs Same.
Benedict Stevens vs Blair & Madden.
Matthew Garner's. ex'rs vs Sebastian Keely.
Fume Wolverton vs Elisha Shoemaker.
Wm. Welch vs Nathaniel Kelly.
Matthew hurler's merava Danivk Knipe.
John Futter, jr. & Cues Robert Tassyy.•
Lewistown Bank vs Hardman Phillips.
Andrew Shaw vs John Montgomery.
Jacob Mort and 'Wife for use viejacob Baker.
James Ewing vs Ewing & Gates.
Win.M. Lyon & Co vs John Henderson.
Saud. S. Barton for me vs Mary Barton's miner.
A. eAnim•h and Wife• vs X1•,.1'. Laughlin.
Sarah Grim et al vs Samuel leek et al.
A. MeAminch and Wife is Wm. I'. Laughlin.
Gwin'a cx'rs for use vs David AIM, et al.
S. H. Shoemaker VS Huntingdon Presbyterian ,
John Ramsey's ex'r vs Abraham Longs miner.
C. F. Thatcher, indorse° &c. vs•Tpylor & Black
It. F. Hazlett vn-
Hart, Cummings & Cirsliman vs. Same
Same vs Same,
Horace B. Peck, iatiorseo - &c vs Same
A. B. Ciumnings vs Matthew Crownover.
Levi Garrett & Sons vs Meßriits, Boyer & Co.
Eams & Porter vs Andrew Stewart's miner.
John E. Thompson et al vs John \V. Swope.
John Win and vs Jacob Brubaker.
Elizabeth '.Morison vs George Hutchison.
George on vs Conrail Wittich.
Dank, Ml's mimes vs Robert Speer.
Win vs James Dean et al.
Martin Grimly vs Lindley Hoopes.
Abraham Creswell vs Hardman Philips.
& ()refine vs E. F. Shoenberger.
~lius Hoover vs Daniel Teague et al.
Dearmit fur McCoy vs Jus. Alexander.
Joshua R Cox vs Abednego Stephens.
Wm. Tiley vs Jacob Miller & Co.
E. F. Shoenborger vs E. & S. Shoemaker.
Thomas Montgomery's +Muer vs Mmu•tin Gates'
Fetzer & Riddle vs Min List
Eminger Stewart vs Couches, Reeds & Co.
Smith & Rhodes vs George Schell.
Decor & Green vs Thus F. Cromwell et al.
Com'th his use vs Vance & Alexander.
Martin Gates' miner vs M. Crownover.
Robert Gill vs Sebastian Keel•.
C. Ladner & Co vs Malian & Fitzpatrick.
Nancy Wallace's adnfr vs S. & It. 11, Hymn,
Love & over f o r use vs James Livingston
Hohne's dilner for Giblet vs Win. Christy.
Peter Humus vs James Entrekim
S. S. Barr vs John Williamson.
Ford for MI/owell vs Jacob
Samuel Houck vs John Bumbrundi et al
Joseph Ennis vs James S. Lawrence.
My, John A.shman, Jonathan 51illcr, Alexan—
West, Davidllarrick, William Y. Porter.
Tell, Alexander C. Blair, James Coulter, John
Barree, Josiah Cunningham.
Henderson, John Colestock, John Hight, James
Cromwell, Lewis Caeogkers.
Warriorsmark, Samuel Byer, Jacob Canoe, jr.,
Shirley, Thomas H. Haling, Wm. B. Leas,lohn
Price, jr., 1.,1m Wicks, jr.
Brady, William Hare, Jesse Yocum.
Jackson, Suninti Mitchell.
Froaklim David Stewart.
Barren—George W. Bell, Green, George
Hutchison, Robert Massey, Daniel IMISECy, John
Smith of G. Porter—Conrad Bucher, George
Flemmings, Henry Gratin. Un ion—Ezekiel Cor
bin. Cam—Asa Corbin, Joseph Park, • Jesse
Wright. West—John Cumtihglun, George Green
Christopher Irvine, Joseph 111. Stevens, George
Wilson. Cromwell—Thomas F. Cromwell. War
riorsrmwk—David Cree. Shirley—Henry Eby,
David Gilliland, Samuel Williamson. Penn—
David Fink, Ludwiek Hoover, John. Lee, John.
Norris. Walker—John B. Given, Robert Lee,
John Snyder, Abraham States, John Vantlevan
der. Franklin—David Henderson, Amos harper,
' Samuel Jones, Nicholas Parks, William Riley.—
Tod—James Heeler, James McNeal. Jackson--
Henry Lee. Tell—Rohert Morrow. Hopewell- -
Robert McCall. Brady—Wm. Weaver, Adam
Warfel, Christina Miller, John Smiley. ' Spring
field, Bonj. Ramsey, jr. Ileudersom—John Head..
Barree—lsaac Anderson, Daniel Crownover.—
Jackson—John Barr, jr., Robert Barr. Shirley
—Thomas Bigham, '['humus A. Smolker. War
riorsmark, Peter H. Burkee, Thomas B. Hyskle,
John Stevens. Dublin—Jonathan Croe, Wm. A..
Hudson. Tod—Monks:4d Chilcote, Isaac Cook,
Gibeou Elias, Joshua Edwards, Samuel Stinson.
Franklin—James Dysart, John Y. hay, John L..
Travis. Hopewell—Henry ZimmermamJno. Don-
Mason. Cass—Benj. Fink. Union-john Gayton..
Walker—Henry Gainer. Brady—Robt. H. Huey..
Penn—Joseph Heaton. Tell—Join Hegio, James
Paulson. Porter—Daniel Knode, Isaac Martin,
Win. Moore. Cromwell—Christian Price, Daniel
Teague. Springfield—John Robertson. Jackson
[ —Samuel Stewart. Morris, Samuel P. Wallace..
In this Borough, on the 31st ultimo, by C. S.
Black, Esq., Mr. &mum. LEAOO, to Miss Many
Ann IlionAeon, both of Franklin township.
On the 20th ult. ? by the Rev. Mr. Kerns, Mr.
J (nix Thompson, of Mount Union ? to Mice ELI
ZA FLZMINe, of Stone Valley.