Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, May 08, 1851, Image 2

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Thursday Morning, May 8, IS%
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ing the store of Wm. H. Peightal,
on Rail Road Street, opposite Wal
lace's Hotel.
The Free Schools of the Borough of Hooting.
don will be opened on Monday, the 12th lust.
By order of the Directors,
CHAS. S. BLACK, Sect'ry.
May 8, 1851
We are gratified to learn that the Director have
succeeded in securing the services of Mr. DAW.
sox as one of the teachers in the free schools.
We have had the pleastire of an acquaintance with
Mr. D. for some time, and know hint to be a ripe
scholar, a very popular teacher, and en accom
plished gentleman..
BLAIR COUNTY WHIO.-This valuable paper
comes to us this week i n an entirely new dress.
We are glad to see such • unmistakable evidence
that the efforts of our indomitable friend, Major
Raymond, are properly appreciated by the good
people of Blair. We wish you continued prosper
ity, Major, and hopo you may live a thousand
years to enjoy it.
OnnisoN, Esq., aid de Camp, with the title of Lt.
Colonel. This is an excellent appointment and
a merited compliment. When the drum beats
"to arms" we are certain no one will hasten with
greater alacrity to the "field of carnage". than
Col. Orhisonl
Goiernor Johnston.
It is with feelings of unalloyed satisfaction that
we this week place at our mast bend the name of
Wat. F. Jounsrox, as our first choice for stand
ard bearer in the approaching contest. We do
this from a deep conviction that no other man
can excite the same degree of enthusiasm, or rally
around him the same number of elements to en
sure victory.
Inconsideration of his deep devotion to the
cherished principles of Pennsylvania, and his
strenuous exertions to maintain them, it may be
safely asserted that no Governor, since the days of
Simon Snyder, over enjoyed the confidence of the
party which elected him and the respect of his op
ponents, to a greater extent than Wm. F. John
ston. Nor is this strange; for his course has been
such as to endear him to the people, and they
know that he has on every occasion, when oppor
tunity offered, evinced is determination to pro
mote their interests by advocating and enforcing
such measures as were calculated to lessen taxa
tion. The - advantages of Isis Sinking Fund Sys
tem are every day becoming more apparent. By .
its opperations our enormous State debt is gradu
ally dwindling away, so that iu the course of time,
if adhered to, we may expect to be relieved from
that huge incubus which now clogs the wheels of
enterprise and disheartens the farmer at his
During the last semi= of the Legislature a wi
ly and factious majority endeavored to force him
into such measures, in making appropriations for
certain improvements, which, had they been suc
cessful, would have increased taxation; but, with
a courage and firmness truly Spartan, ho resisted
their . attempts triumphantly, and had such meas
ures passed as were more in accordance with the
true interests and real wishes of the people. lie
is just the kind of a mass that should be at the
helm of the glorious old Keystone State, and so
long as he directs her course the people will feel
assured that though Locofocoism may conjure up
a storm iu the political sea, with the hope of en
gulphing her or driving her on some dangerous
shoal, yet, even in the midst of the tempest, there
will be that certainty of safety that all will feel
like exclaiming: "never fear, Old Bill Johnston's
at the helm!"
His past actions have proven him equal to every
emergency and more than a match for the whole
host of Locofoco intriguers combined. He pos
sesses firmness which no menaces can shake, a
sagacity which no artifice, however subtle, can
delude; and an inflexible honesty of purpoite which
has never been questioned. These distinguished
traits in his character have imparted a lustre to
his political fame which places him, as a states
man and a patriot, on the same pedestal with the
greatest men of which the Whig party is proud to
non. George Taylor.
It is conceded by every person, whether he be
Whig or Democrat, that Judgo Taylor has ac
quitted himself, in his high office, in a Moat cred
itable manner. No man questions his ability or
honesty, and, so far as this bounty is concerned,
we know that the Whigs are entirely unanimous
and that many Democrats are anxious that he
should receive the nomination in this district.
Indeed we think there will scarcely he any oppo
sition in this county, even thoubh lie have a
competitor. At our late county meeting
the following highly complimentary and just
resolution was passed. After instructing the eon
ferrees to support the nomination of Judge Taylor
it further says: '•IIe is a man whose unblemished
character, acknowledged integrity, firmness, im
partiality, strong common sense, sound judgment
and legal ability well fit him for the office, the
high and responsible duties of which lie has dis
charged so faithfully and to the satisfaction of the
people for the last two years; and whose coin
! mission from the present Whig Executive of the
Commonwealth being terminated so soon after
ita commencement, by the Amended Constitution,
it is respectfully suggested to our brethren of the
other counties of the District, that courtesy and
fairness entitles him to the nomination."
The "Blair County Whig" thus endorses it,
exhibiting the state of feeling in that noble county:
"We heartily acquiesce in the sentiments coh
tained itt the resolution, and give our heart and'
hand in favor of his nomination, as wo believe
the Whigs of Blair will do, without a dissenting
or murmuring voice. Gov. JIIONSTON, in the
selection of Judge TAYLOR, was wise, discrimina
ting and judicious ; and, as lie has filled his high
and honorable position with marked and signal
ability, no objection can be raised to his occupy
ing the Bench still longer. He is possessed of
learning, ability, a pure and unblemished moral
character, integrity beyond suspicion, and every
other requisite calculated' to make him cherished
in the hearts and affections of the people.
Such a man is the Hon. Geo. TAYLOR. Fol
low hint from the time he left the plough in an
obscure part of Huntingdon county, to the'present,
and he is the same honest, trust-worthy, high;
minded man. In him we have an example wor
thy to be followed by all young men who desire to
make themselves honored, respected, and useful
to the commnnity in which they live. By his
own industry, energy, and commendable zeal, he
now ranks among the foremost men, as a sound
lawyer and writer, in the Commonwealth. This
Judicial distrtict feels a strong pride in having
such a man, and triumphantly will they elect him
to preside over her legal interests.
All parties can sapped him. Although a whig
in principle and action, he never suffers his politi
cal feelings to swerve him from his duty, or bias
his judgement in an opinion. He is emphatically
the man for the people, and the people knowing
his good qualities, will sustain him.
Scott Meeting.
We have been prevented until now from no
ticing, as it deserved, the great Scott meeting
held on court week. It was truly a glorious de
monstration in favor of the noble old chief in
whose behalf it was gotten up, As we gazed on
the immense crowd assembled in the court room,
and witnessed the enthusiasm which prevailed,
we felt as though the seine mighty spirit which
achieved so much in 1848, under the banner of
the lamented Taylor, was again in our midst stim
ulating us onward to another triumph. A glow of
real Whig pride pervaded our heart when we saw
such noble old veterans as Squire Dean, Alex
ander Steel, and others, sitting on the bench as
officers. Men like these, men whose heads are
"clothed with the silvery livery of advised age,"
give dignity to a party, and when they are seen
mingling their voices with and giving sage coon- 1
eil to its younger members, it is a snre harbinger
of victory when the struggle takes place.
The speeches on the occasion were truly elo
quent and soul-stirring. The speech of the llon.
John Williamson, the bland, dignified president
of the meeting, was a noble one and universally
admitted to have been one of his happiest .efforts.
Col. Ccrnyn, always eloquent and impressive,
was on this occasion nt2re than himself, and his
speech througout was listened to with rapt atten
tion. The speeches of both the gentlemen wve
interrupted by frequent bursts of applause.
Everything passed off admirably and none can
doubt who witnessed the enthusiasm which pre
vailed, that a storm is brewing for General Scott
which will burst in 1812 and
"-like the Simoon's blast,
Sweep all opposition into dust."
e hav'nt got accustomed to our new har
ness yet, and this, together with moving our of
fice and severe illness, we hope will be a sufficient
apology to our friends for any deficiencies which
may appear in our columns. A few weeks will
suffice to enable us to go to work right, when we
assure our readers we shall devote all our time,
talents and energies to render the "Huntingdon
Journal" the most entertaining and instructive
paper in the interior. We aro much gratified with
the assurances of good wishes from our friends
throughout the county, and hopo they will soon be
sending us in the names of them 200 new subscri
bers so faithfully promised. Rut, if you can't
send the even number, we guess we shall content
ourselves and be very much obliged for 199.
AMUSEMENTS.—Our enterprising townsman,
Mr. Louis Schneider has fitted up in splendid
style his new building, on Railroad street, as a
Billiard and Bowling Saloon where all who aro
fond of such recreations will find everything in
the nicest order.
We do not, ourselves, approve of such things,
yet, in justice to Mr. Schneider, we aro compelled
to say that if they sisal exist they could not be un
der the control of a more gentlemanly or accom
dating man than him.
Huntingdon and Broad Top Rail
Ily reference to our advertising columns it will
be seen that the Commissioners appointed to have
the stock taken for this road are to meet in this
place on the 13th inst.
Our citizens ought to feel a deep interest in
having this project carried out. We shall. allude
to this matter again.
The Contested Election Case,
This important election case, to test the validity
of the election of Horn R. Kneass, the democratic
candiilate for District Attorney, who was declar
ed elected last fall, and held the office until the
present time, was decided on the Sd inst. in the
Court of Common Pleas. Judge King delivered
the opinion of the Court—Judge Kelly con-cur
ring—declaring that Wm. B. Reed, Esq., has
been duly elected.
Judge Campbell dissented from the opinion of
the other Judges.
- Judge King said he would draw up a decree by
Monday morning, declaring the certificate given
to Mr. Kneass invalid.
The Hollidaysburg liegister says that the
Catholics have secured a couple of lots of ground
in Altoona, and contemplate erecting a capacious
Church there in the course of a few months.
Jenny Lind's Charity.
Mad'lle Jenny Lind has caused to be deposited
in the hands of the Mayor of Baltimore the pro
ceeds of her last concert in that city, ($3,000) to
be distributed in charities, as follows:
Female Orphan's Asylum of St. Peter's Epis
copal Church, $BOO
Catholic Orphan's Fund, 700
The Widows' Home, 800
The Farm School, 700
The residue; ($700) to be distributed by the
Mayor for private relief.
le" The Saturday Evening Post ha's an ac
count of a remarkable apparatus now being exhib
ited in Paris, fur making the diurnal motion of the
earth apparent by a machine. We suspect the
whole account to be a hoax—at all events it is a
figure beyond our astronomical education, and we
did flatter ourselves we knew a thing or two about
the heavens.
day, the 27th ult., during the service in the Dan
ville, Pennsylvania, Methodist church, and while
the congregation were at prayer before the com
munion, the church was struck by lightning. The
fluid passed down the steeple and lamp rods into
the center of the church, amidst the assemblage,
instantly killing Mrs. George Pensyl, and serious
ly injuring several others in different partS of the
house. The steeple was shattered, pews destroy
ed, and flooring torn up. The church was new,
and has sustained considerable injury.
Webster and Clay.
The following letter from Daniel Webster, was
read at the birth-day celebration of Ilenry Clay,
in New York, some time since :
WASHINGTON, March 28, 1851.
Gentlemen—You may wall say that you never
approached the anniversary of Mr. Clay's birth
with "more profound respect" for this "illustrious
and venerated statesman" than you do now.
Having entertained high regard for Mr. Clay,
for many years, and heartily co-operating with
him on many occasions in public life I have great
pleasure in saying that at no period did lie ever
render more important sevices to his country than
when he took part in favor of the Compromise
measures of the late session of Congress.-1 thank
you gentlemen for the kind notice you take of my
efforts on the same subject.
It would give me true pleasure to attend your
dinner but an excursion for that purpose would be
inconsistent with my engagements at that time.
General Scott at New Orleans.
The Picayune, on announcing the arrival of
General SCOTT in New Orleans on the 22d ultimo,
says:—"The presence of this veteran soldier
among us will be signalized by every mark of at
tention and courtesy which can evince public
gratitude for extraordinary services and illustrious
deeds. His visit is on official business and can
not be long but it will afford a most desirable op
portunity for our citizens to make or renew a per
sonal acquaintance with one who has performed
so much service for the country.
ton Observer relates an incident which occurred
in the Revere parlors after Secretary WEBSTER'S
speech, that is worth noting. Mr WEBSTER'S
friends shook him by the hand, by hundreds, and
among others the venerable and reverend
CHARLES CLEVELAND, who has been for nearly
a quarter of a century a devoted Boston City Mis
sionary. Mr. CLEVELAND, on taking the Secre
tary of State by the band, said, in substance:
"Mr. WEUSTER, when you have saved the coun
try from foreign war several times more—when
you have delivered us from a lbw more domestic
wars—when you have preserved the iji:ion again
and again—then the majority will begin to appre
ciate you. Sir, I shall always think of you—l
shall always pray for you." Here several in the
room cried out "Good:" "good!" Mr. IVEnszett
acknowledged the compliment by a very low bow
and said, "your words are like apples of gold in
pictures of silver."
VIRGINIA CONVENTION.—A resoluton passed
the Convention on Tuesday determining that the
debate on the question of suffrage should termin
ate on the following day at meridian. The Rich
mond Examiner says.—" The proposition to be
first voted upon will be to strike out schedule B,
containing the white basis scheme. This will
probably succeed; and then will come up schedule
A, no amended by Mr. Scott, of Fauquier, con
taining the mixed basis scheme, stripped of its
restriction in regard to the representation of cities
and towns. To this will probably be moved Mr.
Butt's compromise, and perhaps, at a subsequent
period, Mr. Summers' proposition, • • • •
to leave the subject of the basis to bo decided by a
vote of the peopole, whether for the mixed or for
the white basis."
pursuance of a notice to our Government, given
when Mr. Buchanan was Secretary of State, that
Mexico would claim any part of the amount of the
indemnity allowed to our citizens which should be
proved not to be due, has prepared a despatch, it
is said, for this Government, claiming for Mexico
the sum of $46,000, which is left out of the three
and a quarter millions agreed, by the Mexican
treaty, to be paid for the injuries done to the per
sons and property of our citizens by the Mexican
Burning of the Steamboat Webster
Dreadful loss of life.
Vteasnuno„ May 3, 1851.—The steamboat
Webster, Capt. Samuel Reno, took fire yesterday
afternoon, and was burned to the water's edge nt
the head of Island Eighty-six, one hundred miles
above Vicksburg.
The tire was first discovered and the alarm giv
en about 3 o'clock, and almost instantly after
wards, the boat was enveloped in flames.
The pilot (Mr. Ruckman, to whom great credit
is due,) having charge of the wheel, immediately
endeavored to run the boat ashore. Ho was in
part successful; but the flames finally drove him
from his post, and the boat being unmanageable,
floated again into deep water, thus depriving the
passengers and crew from the first and lust hope
of safety.
At the first alarm a scene ensued which it is
Impossible to describe, and, mingled as it WAS with
the burning boat, from which the flames were
spreading in all directions, became terrible in the
extreme. Many rushed into the flames, while
others crowded to the side of the boat, clinging
convulsively to the guards, until driven away by
the fire, anti compelled to throw themselves into
the currant.
Ti was with difficulty that any of the females
could ho saved many of them being separated from
their husbands and friends.
About twelve or fifteen of the passengers jump
ed from the boat, and with difficulty saved their
lives by clinging to snags until relieved by the
yawl of the vessel and skiffs from the shore.
The number of passengers and bands on board
die Webster was about one hundred, of whom on
ly about sixty can be fouud; the rest arc supposed
to have perished with the boat.
Tlke Latest Relative to the Cuban
Baltitoore, May 3, 1851.—The Columbus (Geo.)
Enquirer says, it is now certain that an expedition
of some kind is on foot, and that men and boys are
collecting front different parts of the State, for mili
tary transportation somewhere. It is believed
they are bound for the Island of Cuba.
Now Orleans, May 3, 1851.—The Cuban expe
dition here has been broken up, owing to obstacles
interposed by government. The men have been
disbanded, and all officers and leading spirits have
returned to their homes in the West and elswlicre.
Baltimore, May 3.—From the Savannah papers
received hero yesterday morning, we learn that
the United States Marshal, on Sunday chartered
the steamer Welake, and, with a number of depu
ties, proceeded in pursuit of the Cuban expedition,
which is understood to be concentrating on the
coast, from all parts of the State. The city was
fall of rumors and arrests wore expected. It was
thought that the Cubans would capture the mar
shd and his boat and carry them oft' on their expe
Terrible Affair.
terrible calamity occured in Harrison county, Intl.,
onh night last week. It appears an Irishman,
named John Hannan, invited his neighbors to
what is called a "house warming." The Indiana
Argus says: Ito was seen about 8 o'clock, in li
quor, and it is supposed that a portion of the fami
ly—consisting of John Hanagan, his wife and six
children, Mrs. O'Donnel, Patrick Slave h ono adult
person, name unknown, and one child of John
O'Donnel, deceased—went asleep under the influ
ence of liquor. While asleep, the house, by some
means caught fire, and the roof falling in, every one
of the imnates, twelve in number, met with a hor
rible death. The spectacle presented to the per
sons who first readied the scene of the disaster
was horrible and distressing in the extreme. No
sound was heard save the hissing of the fire and
crash of falling timbers, every member of the fami
ly having already expired; but through the burn
ing chinks of the house, the by-standers could dis
cern the still nnconsumed bodies of the occupants.
There lay the mother with the body of her dead
infant still clasped to her bosom, to which the little
sufferer had clung in the last agonies of this hor
rible death, the bright flames shooting even from
the eye-sockets of the unfortuate mother. A sad
house-warming .it proved to be, indeed. The
charred remains of eleven persons have been found
amid the ruins whilst it is known that one child is
lost, whose remains have not been discovered.
Attempted Murder of Abdul Madlld.
Some days ago there was a rumor that an at
tempt had been made to poison the Sultan. The
Courrier des Etats Uttis has an article professing
to give the particulars.
The conspiracy was formed by a number of
fanatic Ulemas, headed by the Sultan's brother.
They opened their project to Abdul Medjid's phy
sician, and offered him one million piastres to ad
minister the fatal potion. He pretended to con
sent, but demanded a written promise fur the pay
ment of the money. Having obtained this from
the two confiding conspirators, he revealed the
whole plot to the Sultan, and as the young prince
refused to credit his statement, produced the mem
orandum as proof. The further stay of the phy
sician at Constantinople became impossible. The
same evening a Turkish war steamer sailed for
Trieste, bearing the physician and his wife, whom
the Sultan would not permit to depart without
generosly giving them the same sum which had
been promised for the commission of the crime.
Some days after it was noticed that several of
the most noted Minutia had disappeared, and it
was supposed that they had been the subject of
one of those mysterious executions in which the
Turkish Goverment formerly excelled. As for
the Sultan's brother, no one knows what become
of him, but it is conjectured that ho is at the bot
tom of the Bosphorus. 'rho honest physician,
whose name is Spitzer, is now residing at Trieste.
BARNUM OUTDONE. -The Madison Journal re
lates. the following piece of financiering:—M'-
Elvey, the tailor who bought the prize ticket to
Jenny Lind's first concert in Cincinnati, is one of
the few men in the world who are sharp as Ilar•
num. The way he worked things was this—for some
days before the concert he went around among
his friends, betting ten dollars with this one,
twenty dollars with that one, and so on until he
had a thousand dollars bat that he would buy the
prize ticket. The ticket was knocked down to
him at $575, thus leaving him $425 in pocket.
The Collection of Debts.
The hard processes of the law, and the extra
ordinary and despotic powers with which credi
tors have heretofore, until within a few years
past, been armed for the collection of debts in all
the States of the Union, and with which they ate
still armed in many of them, even at the present
day, have worked out their legitimate eonse•
guences, in gradually undermining all laws what
ever for that purpose. But whether declaring that
" all debts shall he debts of honor," would de
crease the number of bad debts, without, at the
same time, destroying a healthy credit system, is
by no means decided. The experiment, however,
is about to be partially tried in the west. The
Exemption Law of Michigan in regarded as a to
tal exemption from pecuniary liability, and, in
view of this fact, the merchants of the town of
Kalamazoo have published the lbllowing card :
"Whereas, all laws for the collection of debts
in this State are virtually abolished, and the HON
OR OF THE MAN is, hereafter, to be the founda
tion of all ordinary transactions.
" We, the undesrigned, merchants and grocers
of the village of Kalamazoo ; in order to protect
ourselves from the losses occasioned by bad debts
incurred by men without honor or punctuality in
their engagements, do resolve as follows
" That we publish the names of all who refuse
or fail satisfactorily to adjust the demands against
them at the time agreed upon, at either of the
stores or groceries in the plaice. And mutually
and firmly agree that we will thereafter not trust
the man whose name shall be thus advertised, be
ing well convinced that no man of good intentions
and honorable principles will allow himself to be
thus posted before his neighbors and fellow citizens.
"In pledge of our determination thus to do we
subscribe our names and firms hereunto."
It must be confessed that these Kalamazoo mer
chants are hardly giving the " honor" theory a
fair trial. Still they are near enough to the point
for an ordinary experiment, and we hope that in
duo thou they will give their experience to the
public; for it is not often that the theories of re
tbrniers COI be put to the immediate test of prac
tical experiment.—Dally American.
An American• Grace Darling.
The New York Sunday .31i,ssenger notices a
young, intelligent and interesting woman, residing
within sixty miles of New York, who has, with
the assistance of an aged and infirm father, saved
twenty-one lives within the last fifteen years,—
The following particulars are given:
" Kate Moore is the daughter of Capt. Moore,
who keeps the Light House on Fairweather Isl
and, situated midway between the harbors of
Black Rock and Bridgeport, (Conn.) The Island
contains five acres of land, and is about half a
mile from the shore. Many disasters, it isknown,
have occurred to vessels driven round Montauk
Point in a storm, and sometimes in the Sound
to homeward bound, and this lady's ear is so ac
curate, it is said she can distinguish the shrieks of
the drowning mariner, and direct her barque in
the darkest night. She can trim a boat, and man
age as well as any man, and seems to make up in
tact, what she lacks in strength, and never refuses
to turn out in the darkest night to the relief of the
sufferers. Our informant adds that she is a high
ly accomplished and literary lady, and perfectly
feminine in her manners, and that, although she
occasionally visits New York, and other places in
that vicinity, and has a large and most respecta
ble acquaintance, many of whom know of these
facts, they never came to the knowledge of the
pnblic before. The late lamented Major Noah,
who was remarkable for collecting the most in
teresting facts, by some means became acquaint
ed with them. We also understand that Capt.
Moore and his worthy help-mate have resided on
the Island over twenty years, and brought up a
family of five children, upon a salary of three hun
dred dollars a year, all of whom have an excellent
education, and that they entertain a great many
persons who visit the Island, with true, old fash
ioned hospitality.
We copy the following article, in answer to
the slanders of the Bedford Gazette, front the
Harrisburg Union, the acknowledged leading or
gan of the Locofoco party in Pennsylvania :
Personal abuse of a Political Op
We would suggest to our friend of the Bedford
Gazette, that there is nothing to be gained in a
political or any other point of view, by his repre
senting Governor Johnston to be in the constant
habit of drinking in public barrooms, and bearing
upon his forehead the evidences of habitual in
We never knew anything of the Governor's hab
its previous to his making Harrisburg his resi
dence; but we will do him the justice to say that
we have never seen him take a drink in a public
liar-room; and although wo meet hint almost ev
ery day when le is in Harrisburg, we have nev
er witnessed any evidence aids intoxication, ei
ther in his appearance or conversation. We say
this much us an act of justice to Governor John
ston, anti by way of preventing the Democratic
press of the State from pursuing a course of per
sonal detraction, which almost always recoils up
on the party resorting to this disgraceful kind of
warfare. We presume Governor Johnston is to
be the Whig candidate for Governor; and we have
no fear of meeting him on the broad principles
that divide the Democracy and modern Whiggery,
but we do trust that the Democratic ptess of
Pennsylvania will have too much self respoct to
fall into the course pursued against the Demo
cratic candidate in 1838.
A CURIOSITY.-A most wonderful piece of lin•
en has been woven for the World's Exhibition,
by a weaver named Haddock, near Warrington
in the north of Ireland. It is a web of fine cam
bric handkerchiefs. Small print can be read
through it, and yet the web is so close and com
pact that a single thread could not be distinguish
ed without the aid of a microscope or rather web
glass. The cambric when held up to the light,
looks like a fine airy fabric.
lir The undivided support of the south is ne
cessary to the support of our ticket. To secure
this, it is advisable to select a candidate suggested
and advocated by the south.—Democratic Union.
Exactly so—but we believe the south even will
not much longer want you. The power of Loco•
focoism in the northern States is gone forever, and
the only hope it has is to how lower than ever to
slavery; yet even that won't save it. It has had
its day, and is beyond the reach of the resurrec
tionists. Peace to ite ashes.—Lebanon courier.
TEXAS.—The San Antonio Western Texas
says that the carts and wagons in the El Paso,
Chihuahua and New Mexico trade continue to
pass and repass there in numbers. Sometimes
the public square is completely covered with
them, as they make a brief halt at San Antonio,
to trade there.
The Victoria Advocate of the 7th ult., says that
Captain McCulloch and his rangers lately encoun
tered a gang of runaway negroes in the neighbor
hood of the Nueees, while making their way to
wards Mexico. They were immediately challen
ged to surrender, but instead of complying with the
demand, they opened n tire on McCulloch's men,
killing two and wounding one of them. A gene
ral engagement then ensued in which all the ne
groes were killed. These negroes are supposed to
have run away front plantations on the Brazos,
and have given much trouble to the counties of
Do Witt and Victoria.
Late accounts from Mexico represent that
country as being in a most deplorable condition.
Her financial affairs appear to be truly desperate'
and General Arista who had assumed the man
agement of the Treasury department gave it up
as a hopeless task and none of her public men
seem willing to assume the responsibility of an
effort to restore the public credit and prosperity.
Awrem—The police at New York, on Wednes ,
day last, in a miserable hovel in Sixth street,
found a boy about 9 years old lying in a dying con
dition tear his dead mother, •while his father, in
sensibly drunk, was lying in a stupor in another
corner—one of the most shocking exhibitions of
the effects of intemperance recorded in a long
while. The father was conveyed to the station
house, the boy to the hospital, while the coroner was
sent fur to hold an inquest on the mother!
A Golden Newspaper.
Mr. Gilbert, the member of Congress for Cali
fornia, has just presented the Typographical So
ciety of this city with a most unique and splendid
specimen of the printing art. It is nothing less
than a number of the Alta Californian of Februa
ry Ist, printed on the finest white satin in letters
of gold. The whole paper, eight folio pages in all,
from the imprint and heading on the first page to•
the small advertisements on the last, is neatly im
pressed, in clear and legible type, and with an al
most dazzling effect.
We venture to say, that nothing sent to the
Great Industrial Exhibition of May next, would•
be a greater curiosity than this sheet, if exposed
to the wondering eyes of the visitors on that or
ension.—Considering that only two years since,
California was little better than a wilderness, and
that now she sends forth newspapers almost as large
as the London Times, beautifully printed, and in
their editorials discoursing ofgreat questions of
government, of the rise and fall of stocks, of the
prospects of the opera, of the doings of the Cham
ber of Commerce, end of the merit of the pictures
of the Art Union—eonsidering this stupendous
change, we say, nothing among all the products of.
the world can equal such a production of a ready
made nation, with all the means and appliances of
civilized existence. The number of the Alta Cali
fornian to which we allude can be seen at the Li
brary of the Typographical Association. Apart
from the present interest which attaches to it, in
after times it will become a valuable historical
monament.—N. I: Evening Post.
At the St. Clair Hotel, Pittsburg, Thursday
morning, April 24111, by the Rev. Samuel Fulton,
Mr. W. W. JACKSON, of Hollidaysburg, to
Miss CATHARINE LYNCH, of that city.
Philadelphia Its
tes of Discount.
Philadelphia Banks • par Lebanon, par
Pittsburg par Chmnbersburg, i
Germantown, par Gettysburg,
Chester County • • • • par Middleton,
Delaware County • • • par Carlisle,
Montgomery Co. • • • par Harrisburg
Northumberland • • • par Honesdale, I A
Col. Bridge Co. • • • • par Wyoming par
Reading par Eric Bank, 1 i
Lancaster, par Waynesburg, It,
Doylestown par Schuylkill Haven, • • • par
Easton par West Branch par
Bucks County par Roller Notes 14
Brownsville par " ' new issue • 1, 3
Pottsville pari State Scrip, f:
Washington f Pittsburg City Scrip • • 15
York :7, Allegheny City, 20
Danville par Allegheny County, • • • 20
/MB subscriber offers at Private Sale all that
certain farm and tract of land situate in Blair
township, Blair county, adjoining lands on the
cast of—Myers, on the north by Jas. Conrad,
on the west and north-west by Henry Harbi
son and—Maxin, and on the south by Jacob
11 GS) ®rpm
and the usual allowance, &., ono hundred acres
of which are cleared and un der high state of cul
tivation; the remaining ninety-seven acres is
heavily timbered with white oak, rock oak, black
oak and walnut, of the host quality of timber.—
Said farm is well watered, having water in all the
fields, and has on it two good meadows with runs
running through each, and has thereon a young
orchard of selected
of apple and other varieties of fruit, in a thriving
condition. 'rite buildings erected on said proper
ty are three Dwelling Houses, Bank Baru, Fiume
Stable, Wagon House, Corn Crib, Blacksmith
Shop, Tan House, conveniently situated for tan
yards and other buildings. Said property is situ
ated in a good and well settled neighborhood,
within one mile of the village of Freedom, and
ono mile of Newry, and convenient to schools and
churches ; being located near to towns iron works,
end grist mills, a good market is afforded, whore
all kinds of produce meet a ready sale.
To the Fanner, Capitalist and others anxious
to procure a desirable and excellent property a
good opportunity is now afforded, and their at
tention is requested to the same. The title is in
disputable. Terms and conditions of sale and
any other information in regard to said property
can be had from Was. W. Sister, now residing
on the premises, or from John Cresswell, At
torney nt Law, Hollidaysburg. Possession' of
said farm can be given at any time desired by the
May 8,1851.-3 t,