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Thursday Morning, Aug. 14, 1451.
J. SEWELL STEWART— Ennon,
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FOR TUE PRESIDENCY IN 1852,
OF NEW JERSEY
FOR VICE PRESIDENT LEI 1852,
JAMES C. JONES,
FOR GOVERNOR IN 1851,
WM. F. JOHNSTON
OF ARMSTRONG COUNTY
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER.
FOR I'l6' surnumii BENCH.
WM. M. MEREDITH of Philadelphia.
RICH. COULTER of Wesmoreland.
JOSHUA W. COMLY of Montour.
GEORGE CHAMBERS of Franklin.
WILLIAM JESSUP of Susquehanna.
WHIG COUNTY TICKET.
HON. GEORGE TAYLOR
JONATHAN M'WILLIAMS, Franklin,
HENRY BREWSTER, Shirleysburg.
WILLIAM B. SMITH, Jackson,
THEODORE H. CREMER, Huntingdon.
Register & Recorder,
MATH. F. CAMPBELL, Henderson.
JOHN MARKS, Huntingdon.
ELIEL SMITH, Union.
ROBERT STITT, Huntingdon.
ISAAC WOLVERTON, Brady
JOHN REED, Huntingdon,
Directors of the Poor,
JAMES CLAM, Birmingham.
JAMES SAXON, Huntingdon,
GEORGE HUDSON, Clay.
CORRECTION.—In the last line of the 2d
paragraph, in our article of last week,
headed William Bigler, the word 44 order"
is used in place of the word " ordeal," by
an error of the typographer.
Quite a large and enthusiastic meeting
of the friends of this road was held in the
Court House in this place, on the 14th
inst., the proceedings of which we have
on file; their great length and a press of
other matter will prevent us from laying
them before our readers this week. They
will appear in our neat.
Godey's Lady's Book for September is
on our table—a welcome visitor—with
several fine engravings and filled with
choice reading matter from the readiest
writers of the day. The approaching foot
step is a fine life like mezzotint engraving,
more than worth the cost of the period
ical. Sour grapes is also a fine embel
lishment. The number contains several
fashion plates in addition to the above.
ERMen John Strohm.
The Democratic Whig candidate for
Canal Commissioner, lS AN OLD LANCAS
TEA COUNTY FARMER. He 'MOWS who
pays the mass of the taxes, and he will
take care of the interests of the farmers,
who intend electing hitn. When he takes
his seat on the Board next year, there will
be shivering among the plunderers along
the line of our Improvements. Ho will
not permit them to defraud the State out
of ton thousand dollars at "a Anglo lick,"
by the alteration of pay roll.•.
OUR COITNTY TICKET.
At the head of our paper will be found
the names of the gentlemen whom the late
Whig County Convention placed in nomi
nation for the respective offices. They
are all good men, true to the principles
and well grounded in the faith of the great
Whig cause—and we cordially commend
them to the support of our friends through
out the county.
Wm. B. Smith is our present member
of the legislature, and well known to the
citizens of the county as an upright, able
and honest legislator ; in whom confidence
has been and still may be reposed with
safety. We ask for him and his brother
candidate for the same official station,
Seth H. 111'0in°, t sq., of Blair county,
the zealous support of the unflinching
Whigs of Huntingdon county.
Jonathan .11'Williams, one of our can
didates for Associate Judge, is a member
of the present bench by appointment from
Gov. Johnston, and during the short time
be has filled the station, ho has done so to
the entire satisfaction of the bar and the
people. Ho is a gentleman of strict in
tegrity,—honest, capable and deserving—'
and withal eminently intelligent and prac
tical in his views, and courteous and ur
bane in his manners.
Henry Brewster, the other nominee for
Associate Judge, was a member of the
Legislature during the winter of 1844, and
was a candidate for a second term in the
fall of 1845, but was then defeated in
consequence of the convulsion which
brought on the division of the county. It
will be remembered that two looofooos
were then returned by reason of the
"ground and lofty tumbling" of the upper
end Whigs. We hope our friends will re
collect the sacaifice of Mr. Brewster at
that time, on a local question, and come
up manfully to his support now. He made
a good legislator, and is an intelligent,
honest, firm and impartial man; and unfal
tering in his support of Whig men and
John Marks, the nominee for Treasurer,
is a gentleman of unimpeachable integrity
and well qualified to fill the responsible
office for which be is named. During a
life, considerably more than half advanced,
he has earned his bread by the sweat of his
brow, in the woods and fields and work
shops of Hontingdon county ; and whenev
er the Whig party called for help he was
always among the first to answer the sum
Theodore FL Cremer, the nominee for
Prothonotary, is a most excellent and com
petent officer, who is very familiar with
the duties of his office and prompt and ef
ficient in their discharge. A better selec
tion could not have beon made.
Matthew F. Campbell, for Register and
Recorder and Clerk of the Orphan's Court,
is a competent and obliging officer, and
the manner in which he has performed his
duties is an earnest of his future conduct
in the same station.
Eliel Smth and Robert Stitt, the can
didates for Conunissioners of the county,
are good men, and will administer the
affairs of the county, with satisfaction to
the public and credit to themselves.
Isaac Wolverton, who was placed in
nomination for Coroner by acclamation, is
an unflinching Whig, and will make a good
John Reed, the nominee for the very
important office of Auditor is so well
known for intelligence, probity and cor
rectness as an accountant, that it is un
nocessry formally to introduce him to the
James Clark, James Saxton and Geo.
Hudson, the nominees for Directors of the
Poor, are all well informed business men,
who understand their duties and the in
terests of the county, and will perform
them advantageously for the people.
We earnestly call upon onr friends
throughout the county to give the whole
ticket that hearty support which we feel it
merits. Leave no stone unturned which
may be in the way of a triumphant victory
in October. Remember that the prosper
ity of the State is deeply involved in the
success of the Whig party—that we must
lend our united energies to dam back the
tide of corruption that now flows from the
Canal Board--and that every man, who
loves his country and his own interests,
should use all his influence to re-elect
Gov. Johnston, whose administration has
redounded so much to the credit of the
State. We shall await confidently the
thrilling cry of victory.
t? Gov. Johnston is addressing the
people daily in the western part of the
State. They will give a good ace ount in
octolwr from that section.
THE LATE ELECTIONS.
Dixon, (Whig) is elected Governor of
Kentucky, and Thompson the Whig can
didate for Lieut. Governor is also elected.
Campbell, the Whig candidate for Gov
ernor in Tennessee, is elected by a large
majority. The Whigs have also a majori
ty in both houses of the legislature, which I
insures us a Whig United States Senator.
In Alabama five Union men aro elected
to Congress and two Secessionists.
North Carolina sends 6 Whigs and 3
locofocos to Congress, which is the party
complexion of the present delegation.
That bold and unflinching whig, Edward
Stanley, is re-elected.
We have gained one member of Con
gress in Indiana.
The late whig triumphs in the South af
ford us great gratification. They show us
that our southern friends disbelieve the
slanders uttered and published by the lo
cofocos against the northern whigs.
BIGLER IN CLEARFIELD CODETY.-A
friend writing on business, appends the fol
lowing to his letter :
"There is dome talk on politics hero
since the nominations were made. From
all that I can hear, I honestly believe Col.
Bigler will run no more than his party
vote in this county, and perhaps hardly
that, as the colonel has personal enemies
here as well as political friends."
This agrees in the main with other in
formation from that county, all agreeing
that he cannot run much if anything ahead
of his party vote. On the other hand,
there are counties where Governor John
ston will gain two votes for every one
Bigler will gain in Clearfield.—Lewistown
The Locos are evidently frightened.
The disaffection in their own ranks and
the unanimity, and harmony of feeling per
vading our own, are well calculated to dar
ken their political prospects. The Lan
casterian, of a recent date, says:
"The campaign is how fairly opened.
The opposition is determined to secure the
election of its ticket, and thus nothing will
be neglected that may contribute to its suc
cess. Governor Johnston is an able and
experienced politician, and none can be
more active. He will traverse the State
from one end to the other, taking adVtin
tage of false issues—discontents in our
party--and all the expedients that will
present themselves to a mind so fertile as
his. Wo may anticipate no easy cam
The Judicial Nominations.
The North American says, of the nomi
nations for the Supreme Bench we need
only ask that they should be contrasted
with those made on the other side, in order
that every impartial man should decide
which of the two tickets is better entitled
to his vote and efforts. We are, for the
first time, about to try a most important
experiment in the election of Judges by
popular suffrage. It is of the utmost int-'
portanco not only to all the interests of
the State, but also to the purity of the Ju
dioial ermine, that high men, capable men,
able men, and none others, should be
chosen to administer these great trusts.—
Our candidates have been selected without
reference to party organization. They
were chosen exclusively upon the ground
of merit and character. They were nomi
nated for being competent, exemplary, and
unexceptionable. Nona of the tricks of
demagogues, which were practiced in the
election of delegates to the Democratic
Convention were attempted by our friends,
and the Convention acted under a full
sense of its responsibility, and under no
other influence but that of a conscientious
purpose to present candidates against whom
no fair objection could bo urged, and who
came recommended by the purity of their
lives and the eminence of their profession
al merits. We will make no political ap
peal in their behalf. Pennsylvanians are
not to be addressed on such a subject in
the hackneyed canvas. When Judges
shall rely for their success upon the mere
nomination of party, or the application of
its machinery, we shall consider it a sad
day for this or any other State which shall
be afflicted with such ministers of the law,
IMMENSE PLcOLIT OF GRASSHOPPERS.—
Oh Sunday last, at about 12 o'clock, M., a
flight of grasshoppers passed over our city,
continuing some throe hours, and extend
ing some miles to the oast and west, which
in point of numbers, exceded all computa
tion. The sky was perfectly full, and in
the rays of the sun, myriads could be seen,
looking like snow-flakes, moving about in
circles, and apparently going southward.—
Some eight years ago a similar phenomenon
was observed in this city, but this is said
to have been on a much larger scale. We
hope that this flight is the sign for their
disappearance, for they arc a scourge ca
pable of doing vast damage to tho crops.
Reading. Press, 12th inst.
Ir;- -- '1Ve have been shown a blue egg plum
grown in the garden of David Stewart Esq.,
at Colerain Forges hi this county, which
measured seven inches in circumference
one way and six and a quarter the other.—
This shows to what perfection fruit may
be brought by care and attention in the
Pursuant to notice, quite a large num
ber of the gallant Whigs of this and ad
joining counties met at the Court House,
on Wednesday ovennig, 13th inst: The
meeting was organized by calling Dr.
JOIIN• NeCULLOUCH to the chair, and
appointing JOHN ROUSE, JOHN WHITNEY,
JOSHUA GREENLAND, T. T. CROMWELL,
and ROIIBERT KINKADE, Esters., Vice
Presidents, and W. T. Wilson, Samuel
Glasgow and Capt. Jno. W. Watson, Sec
On motion, B. C. Lytle, Esq. appear
ed and addressed the meeting in his usual
spirited and pleasing Style; , after which a
Committee of seven were appointed to draft
a preamble and resolutions, expressive of
the sense of the meeting. The Conunittee
consisted of the following named gentle
men : Daniel Teague, D. Womelsdorf,
John Dean, Brice X. Blair, A. Steel and
Jacob Gehret Esq'rs.
During the absence of the committee
the meeting was ably addressed by J. S.
Stewart ; Samuel GlasgoW and A. W. Ben
The committee then appeared and pre
sented the following resolutions, which
Resolved That we hail with pleasure
the demonstration that is making through
out our land in favor of Gen. WINFIELD
Soon., the greatest captain of the age, as
the Whig candidate for President iu 1852.
ResolVed, That every day's experience
demonstrates the ruinous tendency of
the Tariff of 1846, and the necessity of a
Tariff which will afford protection to Ameri
can interests and industry.
Resolved, That the administration of
Millard Fillmore is in fact and in truth a
national Administration, Commanding and
deserving the confidence of the good men
of all parties.
Resolved, That we esteem the act of
Congress, called the Compromise Meas
ures, as part of the history of the past and
as forming no part of the issues in the
present political campaign in Pennsylva
Resolved, That the Whigs of this coun
ty have unlimited confidence in the ad
ministration of the State Governthent by
WILLIAM F. JOIINSTON, the'present in
cumbent; for his masterly acquaintance
with the financial affairs of the State, and
for his integrity, wisdom and prudence in
conducting the affairs of the Common
Resolved, That JOHN STROHM, our can
didate for Canal Conumisioner, is a man of
unsullied integrity of purpose, and his
election will insure retrenchment Mid re
form in the Canal Board and economy in
the management of our State improvements.
Resolved, That the Whig ticket for the
supreme Bench is the very best that could
have been presented to the people. •
Resolved, That the Whig County Tick
et this day placed in nomination is one
which should and will meet the approba
tion of every Whig in the county and it
will be triumphantly elected.
The President was empowered to ap
point a committee of vigilenco, consisting of
five members, in each election district in
the county. The following are the com
mittees oppointed in the different districts:
Tell.—George Wilson, William Mitch
ell, A. C. Blair, Stephen Waters, Henry
.hurrays Run,—Benjamin Corbin, Na
than McDivit, Charles Greene, George
Miller, William Peightal.
Cass.—Ralph Crotsley, Jos. P. Kurf
man; John Stever, H. H. Dell, Richard
Clay.—Richard Aahman, Caleb Brown,
William Wagoner, John B. Logan, Moses
Tod.—Mordicai Chilcoat, George Keith ;
Frederick Heater, Charles Mickley, David
Dublin.—William Clyinons, Thos. W.
Neely, Esq., Win. A. Hudson, Brice X.
Blair, David Jeffries, Esq.
Hopewell•—James Entrekin, A. J.
Wigton, Lowry Moore, .Jacob Summers, Jr.
Springfield.--Robert Madden, Morrie
Brown, Jacob Baker, Jacob E. Bare,
Un on.—Enoch Chilcoat, Sint. Wright,
Esq., Zachariah Pheasant, John Hampson,
Cromwell.—Michael Star, Adam Big
haw, Daniol Teague, Esq., Benson Wig
ton, Thos. T. Cromwell.
Shirley Tp.—John MoKinstry, John
B. Foster, Samuel Booker, Abraham
Carothers, George Wakefield.
Shirleysburg.—James G. Doyle James
Harvey, John Moore, John Loutz, M. S.
Brady.—Jno. W. Watson, Jas. McDon
ald, David Foster, Wm. Hare, James
Penn.—Dr. J. If. Wintrode, John
Householder, Esq., David Bunibaugh, Jr.
Andrew G. Neff, John Gisinger.
B inningiana.—Jno.rren, JnoiThouip
son, William Clensimer, David Robinson,
James M. Sharra.
Franklin.—Hays Hamilton, Dr. R.
Stonebraker, John W. Mattern, James
Morrow, John Estop.
Warriormark.—D. Parker, Geo. Bran
stotler, John Beek, Sen., Samuel Oyer,
Henderson.—Andrew Allison; Henry
Miller, Elisha Shoemaker, Hans Morrison,
Walker.—Thomas McCahan William B.
White, John Snyder, John Ker, William
Huntingdon.—Thomas Fisher, Jacob
Snyder, Edward Summers, William Saxton,
Porter.—Lewis Knode, Benjamin Neff,
(of Andrew) John Huyett, James McElroy,
ararandrza.—John N. Swoope, John
Bisbin, Robert Grafius, Alexander Stitt,
Morris.—Robert Kinkead, Wm. Bile=
man, John M. Tussey, Nathaniel Lytle,
Petersburg.—William Barto, Abraham
Rener,.JaMes Harman, George Whittaker,
West.—Robert B. Wilson, Benjamin
Neff, (of Jacob,) D. S. Lindsey, John Hen
derson, Jacob Shively.
Barree.--Samuel Coen, John Carver,
David Wilson, Robert Ashton, Peter Liv
Jackson.—Sam'l. Steffey, RCM. Mcßur
ney, Samuel Mitchell, Asbury Oaks, James
The following named gentlemen were
appointed a standitg committee for the
county for the ensuing year:—J. Sewell
Stewart, Esq., Dr. John McCullough,
K. L. Green, Esq., Peter Myers, James
Tho Whig conferees for the counties of
Huntingdon, Blair and Cambria i consisting
of the following persons, to wit: A. k.
Cornyn, S. S. Wharton, and W. P. Orbison,
Esq'rs., from Huntingdon, Samuel Calvin,
R. A. M'Murtrie, . and Joseph Smith,
Esq'rs., of Blair county, and B. L. John
ston, Esq., Col. C. IL Heyer and A. Cope
lin, Esq. from Cambria, for the purpose of
placing in nomination a candidate for Pres
ident Judge of the twenty-fourth judicial
district, composed of the counties afore
said, met at the house of. William Donald
son in Hollidaysburg, on the 6th day of
August, 1851; whereupon Col. C. 11. ftey- 1
er was called to the chair and Wm. P.
Orbison, Esq. appointed secretary. On
motion of It. L. Johnston, Esq., it was
Resolved, That GEORGE TAYLOR, of
Huntingdon, be unanhnously nominated
for the said office of President Judge.
On motion, resolved, that the conferees
from Huntingdon county inform the Hon.
Geo. Taylor of his nomination.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this
conference be signed by the officers and
published in the Whig papers of the dis
On motion, the conference adjourneit
C. IL HEYER, Pres't
W. P. ORDISON, Seery.
Huntingdon, August 11, 1851
lion. 0 EO. TAYLOR :-
Dear Sir.—We, as
representatives of the Whigs of Hunting
don County, in a conference to select a can
didate for the office of President Judge of
the 2.4 th Judicial district, were appointed
to inform you of the action of that confer
once. And it gives us groat pleasure, to
make known to you that the three counties
composing that district, were fully repre
sented, and that by the unanimous voice of
the conference, you were chosen as the can
didate for that office, at the ensuing
Hoping that you will accept this nomi
nation and not disappoint tho hopes of your
many frionds,yo aro.
Your Ob't. Serv't.
A. K. OORNYN.
S. S. WHARTON.
WM. P. ORBISON
JIUNTINODON, 11th August, 1851.
It would be in vain for me to
deny that I feel honored in the unanimous
choice of me by the conferees represen
ting the counties composing this Judicial
district, as the candidate of the Whig par
ty for the office of President Judge; and
I gratefully accept the nomination so
honorably conferred, and of which your
note of this instant informs me in words so
kind and flattering.
To those who feel, as all should feel, a
sentiment of horror at the very thought of
any thing partizan or sectarian ever enter
ing the place whore Justice is administer
ed, it may seem incongruous, and to me, I
confess, it feels somewhat awkward, for
me at present performing the duties of a
Judge to accept a party nomination for a
Judgeship : but, as heretofore, selections
for Judicial appointments were confined to
the party in power without impairing pub
lic confidence in the impartiality of the
bench, and the purity of the administra
tion of Justice, so under our amended
constitution, to be a Whig or Democratic
candidate for a Judgeship, will, of course,
create no thought or apprehension in the
minds of honest and rational voters, that,
in the event of success, he is to bo a Po-
LITIOAL JUDGE. Partizans, either so ig
norant or so corrupt as to expect from
him anything which might in the most re
mote degree favour the suspicion, are sure
ly few, if there aro any such to be found
among the adherents of any creed, or in the
ranks of any party.
In accepting this nomination, gentle
men, and returning my grateful acknowl
edgement for the partiality manifested in
designating me as a candidate for so high
and so responlibto an office, I cannot but
feel and acknowlede also, that the kindness
intended to me by the gentlemen of the
bar, and the confidence, in my integrity
at least, shown by the people, of this dis
trict, and which have sustained me under
the otherwise disadvantageous circumstan
ces I have already occupied the bench,
have led my friends to overlook many
deficiencies of which I feel deeply con
scious. I have doubtless committed many
errors. How could it be otherwise, when
the most learned and wisest err Feeling
that I can lay just claim to little else for
the past, than to have been governed in
all my official acts by an undeviating recti
tude of purpose, and that I have little
more to promise for the future, I am still
willing to abide the decision of the peo
ple of this district, to whom I am known,
and who have yet more than I have at
stake in the judgement they shall pro
I have the honor, gentlemen, to be
Your obedient servant,
A. K. CORNYN, - -
S. S. WHARTON, and
W. P. ORBISON, Esq'rs;
WHIG COUNTY CONVENTION.
The delegates elected by the Demo
cratic Whigs for the several boroughs and
townships in the county of Huntingdon,
met, pursrant to notice, at the Court
House in the borough of Huntingdon, on
Wednesday, the 13th day of Aug., 1851,
i for the purpose of puttihg in nomination
suitable persons to fill the several offices
to be voted for at the ensuing general
election. The Convention organized by
appointing JAS. STEEL President, and
Jos. Law, Esq. and andrew G. Jlreff Sea
rotaries, when the following persons pre
sented their credentials and took their
seats in the Convention, to wit:—
Barree Township—Robert Aston, James Coy.
Brady—lsaac Wolverton, Robert Kyle.
Clay—Richard Ashman, JatiTh
Cass—Col. John Slecer, Caleb Swoop&
Cromwell—R. B. Wigton, Richard Colegate,
Dublin—Brice Blair, James Crcc,
Franklin—Ueorgc W. Mattorn, Samuel Wig.
Hopewell—David Mountain, Lowry Moore.
Henderson—Henry Cornprobst, Hen•y Miller.
Jackson—Alex. Stewart, John Cummins.
Morrie—Joseph Law, Esq., Casper Weight.
Porter.—Heriry Neff, Henry Giulia&
Penn—Andrew G. Nell, John Garner:
Springfield—Benedict Sterent, Esq., Morris
Shirley—Peter Myers, David Douglass.
Tell—George Wilson, Esq., Jacob A. Hocver.
Tod—Solomon llouck, Esq., Isaac Taylor.
Union— Levi Smith, Zechariah Pheasant:
West —John llewit, David Burley.
Warriormark—Walter Vantrics, Dr. Henry K
Walker—Thomas MeCahan, John Porter.
Huntingdon BOrci—James Steel, John N. Prow.
Birmingham---ahri K. McCallan, Thomas
Petersburg—Joseph Forrest, Joseph M. Ste.
Shirleysburg—Benjamin Leas, James 13.
Alexandria—William Grans, William Moore,
Whereupon the said Convention, after
balloting several times, put in nomination
the following persons for the offices attach
ed to their names, to wit:
[See the head of our paper for the ticket.l
On motion, Resolved, That the above
proceedings be published in the Whig pa
pers printed in Huntingdon and Blair
On motion, the Convention adjourned.
JAMES STEEL, Pree't.
.thadrew G. Neil;
CI Several larg;bodies of yang mod
are preparing at Cinoinnatti to join thd
expedition against Cuba.
Reported for the Journal,
STATE 01',,,T.F1E THERMOMETER:
7a.m. 2 - p - .. - Ea — . - 9p.m.
tußs.—Aug.l2 72 84 72
WEDNS. "13 68 90 74
THURS. "14 70 80 69
FRIDAY "15 58 74 64
SATDY• "16 58 79 70
SUNDAY " 17 66 86 75
Mogi)AY "18 66 74 . 69
JACOB MILLER, 0138ERVIER.
Ilinahlglloll July 24th, 1851-
A gentleman capable of taking charge of the
highest male school in the free schools of this bo
rough will find a situation, with a good salary,
by applying immediately. The school will com
mence on the Ist September and continue until
the and of the school year.
By order of the Board. '
C. S. BLACK, Scct'ry.