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Tharsday Morning, Sept; 18, 1851
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FOR THE PRESIDENCY IN 1852,
OF NEW JERSEY
FOR VICE PRESIDENT IN 1852,
JAMES C. JONES,
FOR GOVERNOR IN 1851,
WM. F. JOHNSTON
OF ARMSTRONG COUNTY.
roR C tNAL commtsszoxEn.
FOR TOT SUPREME
WM. M. 31EREDIT1I of Philadelphia.
RICH. COULTER of Wesinoreland.
JOSHUA W. COMLY of Montour.
GEORGE CHAMBERS of Franklin.
WILLIAM JESSUP of Susquehanna.
WHIG COUNTY TICKET.
HON. GEORGE TAYLOR
JONATHAN WWILLIAMS, Franklin.
HENRY BREWSTER, Shirleysbarg.
WILLIAM B. SMITH, Jacksou.
SETH B. M'CUNE, Blair County,
THEODORE 11. CREMER, Huntingdon
Register & Recorder,
MATH. F. CAMPBELL, Henderson
.1 OILS MARKS, Huntingdon.
ELIEL SMITH, Union.
ROBERT STITT, Huntingdon .
ISAAC WOLVERTON, Brady
DAVID PARKER, Warrionmark
Directors of the Poor,
JAMES CLARK, Birmingham.
JAMES SAXTON, lluntingdon.
GEORGE HU TW )N, Clay.
TAX PAYERS COME AND HEAR
GOY. JOHNSTON will address his
fellow citizens of Huntingdon county on
the evening of
FRIDAV, 2tith gmptember.
lie speaks at Lewistown at 1. o'clock of
the same day. The evening train from the
east on that day will bring him here. We
hope to see both the eastern and westen
trains of that dey and the lateral roads
crowded with people amine' to hear Gov.
Johnston explain how the State Debt can
be paid without burdening the farmer and
industrial classes, and other subjects of
J. SEW LL STEWART,
Chairman Cu, Coin.
Sept. 11, 1851.
!Cr - We will print the Whig Tickets in
few days, when our friends in the differ
ent districts can be supplied by calling at
We call attention to numoroua new ad-1
vertisements, to wit:—Sale of valuable
property of Dr. Swoope, in Huntingdon
and vicinity—Salo of an interest in the
Vaudevander property below Mill Creek—
Sale of Real Estate of Samuel N. Whar
ton, deed., in Cromwell township—Sale
of a valuable farm near the Burnt Cabins,
by John Spitzer—Sale of property of Sam
uel Long, deed., on the Raystown Branch.
Also, Fresh supply of Ready Made Cloth
ing, by B. &W. Snare. Also, Rover's
Ink Mannfa , !tory, Ind Sheriff': anti t
The Difference Between the two
The last Glebe contains a long article
on the above subject, which begins with
our forefathers and ends with posterity.
After chaun ting the praises of liberty and
denouncing the usual curses against despo
-68114.4 quotes the provision in the constitu-,
tion for the rendition of fugitives from labor.
It then speaks of the fugitive slave law
lately passed by Congress for the purpose
of more effectually carrying out the con
stitutional provision for the delivery of
runaway slaves to their masters, and says
that the sustaining of this law "is tiro great
question to be decided at the election in,
October." It says that fanatics and abo
litionists are dissatisfied with this law and
arc agitating its repeal. As this press
does not represent any party or parties
bearing these names, we will not draw a
halt, even to take an observation of this
charge. But it says further that there is
"a largo party in Pennsylvania that is op ,
posed to this law, and at the head of this
party stands Governor Johnston." We
have a few words to say ou this sentence,
the Whig party is evidently referred to.
Now, what parties passed this fugitive
slave law, as well as the compromise meas
ures generally? They were passed in Con
gress by a very few southern Democrats,
nearly all the southern Whigs a goodly
number of northern Whigs and a majority
of the northern Democrats probably.—
Very eminent Whigs and very eminent
Democrats voted for them; and very emi
nent Whigs and very eminent Democrats
voted against them, so that evidently they
were not party questions. They were bit
terly opposed both in the north and in the
south, and they were ardently advocated
both in the north and in the south. The
southern Whigs are sustaining them, and if
the Pennsylvania locofoces would quit the
agitation of the subject, they would sel
dom be talked about here; for the Whigs
do not acknowledge them as part of the is
sues of this campaign. They were approv
ed by a Whig President, who was put where
he is, by a majority of thirteen thousand
of the people of Pennsylvania. They have
been and still are, cursed and denounced
by the hell-snuffers, fire-swallowers, volca
no-vomiters and earthquake-rumblers of
the South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama,
Tennessee, Virginia, Arkansas and Missis
sippi Democracy. They are opposed by the
Democratic freesoilers of Massachusetts,
Vermont, New York, Ohio, Michigan, Il
linois, Wisconsin and lowa, and there are
more Whigs this day sustaining them than
Democrats—and yet they have the impu
dence to say that they are the great issue
of the campaign. The great Democratic
Arch-Angel, Gen. Cass, whom the Globe
daily worships, refused to vote for the fu
gitive slave law, although he was in the
Senate chamber at the time of its passage.
Be dodged the vote and skulked in, among
the freesoil democracy of Michigan.
Gov. Johnston said in his Lancaster
speech, that had he been in Congress at
the time, he would not have voted for this
fugitive slave law, but that it was now the
law of the land, and all good citizens were
bound to respect it as steel,. Ile believed
however that if the people of the United
States wished its modification in any par
' ticular, they had a clear right to do it,
and to discuss it as much as they saw prop
er, which is good republican doctrine. The
Locofocos of Pennsylvania say now that
the person who discusses this law, or be
lieves it should be modified in some par
ticular is a traitor to the Union. The
Globe says that the election of Johnston
will dishearten the patriots of the South,
who are striving to keep down the spirit
of disunion. The Southern Whigs are the
nnion men; and we are now told that the
election of a Whig will dishearten the
Whigs. What nonsense ! The Whig
State Convention resolved " that the ad
justment measures should be faithfully ob
served and respected by the Whigs."—
Gov Johnston has never agitated the re
peal of that law, but frankly gives his views
in relation to its merits, while at the same
time he exhorts obedience to it as the law
of the land. A fugitive slave law of some
kind is constitutional and proper and the
only question is, as to the details of it.—
The people of the north are willing that
owners shall recover their slaves, but
they have no disposition to be made blood
hounds to ruu down or scent them out.—
We would dislike very notch to be compell
ed to join in the pursuit, but at the same
time we would hold it to be highly criminal
to throw a straw in the way of their legal
But this whole subject is agitated by
the Locofocos, to avert the attention of
the honest people of Pennsylvania from the
nilscleerls and plundering of their officers.
They still wish to steal thousands from the
public works, at►d throw the State into ir
retrievable debt. They do not wish the
people look at the splendid administration
of Gov. Johnston, or inquire into the
causes of the low prices of flour and grain.
They do not want the people to know that
Gov. Johnston has paid more than seven
hundred thousand dollars of the State
debt. The difference between the two
parties is—that the Locofocos want to rob
and plunder the people and the Whigs
want to pay the State debt and dimininish
the public taxes.
J. Sewell Stewart next mounted the box,
and while he was denouncing all who are
opposed to disturbing the Compromise
measures as "lying thieves," we were busi
ly engaged counting the crowd &c.—Globe.
It is humiliating to know that there are
people in our neighborhood unable to speak
the truth, or to represent an opponent
fairly. We did not denounce the friends
of the Compromise measures, never did,
and never will, for being such. We said
therd were more Whigs supporting the
Compromise than Democrats, and that the
Locofoco editors said, it was the only and
great question of this campaign. We said
these Locofoco editors "knew they were ly
ing like theives" when they made such as
sertions, and we are not yet prepared to
retract it. We took occasion to say, that
the people were robbed and plundered by
the loeofoco officers—and that the ques
tion before them now were, whether or not
this plundering should cease, the State
debt be paid, the public taxes diminished,
and questions such as these connected with
the domestic policy of the State. We
stated that over seven hundred thousand
dollars of the State debt had been paid
during the administration of Gov. John
We have bee9inruished with the fol
lowing account the burning of the barn
of Robert Spool:, Esq., in Cassville in this
county, on the night of Tuesday, the 9th
inst., together with its contents:—The fire,
evidently the work of an incendiary, was
discovered at about 11 o'clock at night,
at which time the barn and sheds adjoin-
Ing were enveloped in flames, and all ef
forts to save anything were unavailing.
The barn contained 30 tons of hay, a large
quantity of barley, wheat and eloverseek
also, two windmills, wagon,. plows, &c.,
all of which were totally destroyed. A.
large full blood Durham Dull, at the time
fattening for exhibition at the State Fair,
was also burned. The barn had been but
recently re-built, and with its contents,
including barley and cloverseed, was worth
$2,000, at least. No insurance.
This fire was followed the next night by
an attempt to rob the store of Jas. M'll
duff & Co., at Eagle Foundry, in which
the robbers partially succeeded.
WILLIAM T. WILSON, who is engaged
in this office, has received a commission as
Aid to His Excellency, the Governor,
with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Mr. Wilson was a soldier in the Mexican
war, in which he behaved with great bra
very, and the compliment is therefore rich
ly deserved, and, we have no doubt, fully
It also affords us pleasure to announce
that JOUN A. DOYLE, Esq., the present
gentlemanly and popular Treasurer of this •
county, bus received a commission of the
same kind, with the rank of Lieutenant
Colonel. Mr. Doyle was a Lieutenant in
the Mexican war, where he performed the
part of the brave soldier and the kind oil
--•.• 4r-ro---- -
Thomas P. Campbell Esq., was
nominated by the Locofoco Conference at
Hollidaysburg last week for the office of ,
President Judge of the 24th Judicial Dis
trict. The candidates of both parties aro
now fairly in the field. Both arc well
known iu this county and the qualifications
and social habite of his Honor Judge Tay
lor, we aro sure will not suffer in compari
son with those of his opponent.
^'r We were very much gratified to
find that the editor of the Globe intends
to read Illaciutone, in order to improve
his morals, and got some knowledge lie
should have had before this. It gave us
great pleasure also to know that he in
tends to peruse the Water-Cure Almanac,
which will probably show him the necessity
of taking away some of the dirt under his
shirt collar. We would advise hum, in
the midst of his literary and scientific re
searches, to pay some attention to the four
gospels, which might possibly be dries
; cious to wash some of the lamp-black from
; his soul.
The Presbyterian Sunday School
The Presbyterian Sunday School of this
place turned out, last Thursday afternoon
consisting of teachers, scholars:, parents
and friends and marched, with the Hun
tingdon Brass Band at their bead, to the
pine grove at the residence of John Mc-
Callan Esq., about half a mile from the
town. After the procession had arrived
at the place appointed, and the audience
seated in their sylvan retreat, a prayer was
offered up by the Rev. Mr. Haws. The
school sang one of its delightful hymns,
the notes of which fell softly and sweetly
on the ear while bounding among the fo
liage of the trees. The faces of the chil
dren, teachers and spectators wore the
smiles of happiness and we concluded that
joy reigned in their hearts. The Rev.
Mr. Haws and the Hon. George Taylor
then addressed those present iu eloquent,
neat and impressive speeches, showing the
importance of Sunday Schools in a moral
point of view, and the influence of the
teachings of youth upon the fun grown
man. Large trees were once little shrubs
and great men were once little children
and they showed the importance of com
mencing early to make great men, good
men. The moral impressions gained by a
child in Sunday School, may abide with
him through life,—be his " cloud by day
and his pillar of fire by night." If he
commence in the morning of life with the
flush of moral beauty on his cheek, the
evening will very likely, find him ruddy
with the same celestial warmth.
The baud played some of its miring airs
after the speakers had concluded ; and then
commenced the loading of the long table
set out on the green, with meats prepared
for the festive occasion, which were evi
dently appeeiated by all partakers.
We admire much the elegantly beautiful
and joyous ; and this celebration filled our
heart with happy feelings. We looked
with great pleasure upon this happy scene,
and were only sorry that the like did not
John Reel, Esq., having declined being
a candidate for the office of County Audi
tor, the County Committee have named
DAVID PARKER, of Warriorsmark, for
that office. He is a correct, intelligent
and worthy man, and we recommend him
to the support of the wbigs of the county.
The days for the exhibition - of the Stnte
Agricultural Society have been changed
to the 29th 30th and 31st of October.
It was found that our State Agricul
tural Society and the Maryland Agricul
tural Society had fixed upon the same days,
which would have operated unfavorably
to both; hence the change.
Dom' GOY. JOFLNSTON will arrive
here in the 4 o'clock train from Lewistown
on Friday the 26thinst, but will not spook
until after the arrival of the 5 o'clock train
, from the west. We hope to coo a largo
turn out of the people of all parties to hoar
his views from himself. Ile will talk no
honbug to his audience—but present to
them the sledge-hammer thoughts of a
great and honest intellect. Let no one
stay at home who wishes to hoar a groat
speech and see the strongest Governor
Pennsylvania over bad.
WHAT LANCASTER. WILL Do.—A corres
pondent of the Daily News, writing from
Lancaster, says You may confidently
look for 6,500 to 7,000 majority for two,
if not three, of the candidates on our Ju
dicial ticket. This it not mere assertion,
but will prove true, every word of it, on
the day of the election. We do not wish
you to understand us, in speaking of the
prospects in this county, to say, that John
ston will not have 6,500, because that de
pends upon our opponents, but we do say
he will have 5,000, for that depends up
on the Whig party. We CAN and lvit.t
give bin that if every Lotofoco in rte
,County is got out and votesfor BiTter,"
The Lancaster Union says the Whig
majority in the Old Guard,' in October,
will astonish the natives and throw Old
Berks' into convulsions !
JOSHUA W. COMM
We obs3rve that in a number of Whig
papers the name of this gentleman who is
one of the candidates for the Supreme
Bench of this State, is printed incorrectly
with A instead of W for the middle latter.
Will our friends of the press be kind
enough to draw attention to it by copying
this paragraph ?—Danville Democrat.
p. Slanderers are like flies that leap
over all a nian's good parts, to light upon
A Dreadful Riot--Loss of Life.
A bloody riot took place on the 11th
inst., at Christiana in Lancaster county.—
An old Gentleman, named Gorsuch, his
Son and some others went there for the
purpose of arresting a fugitive slave, whom
it was alleged belonged to Mr. Gorsuch.
The blacks having received notice of the
coming of the whites, gathered in consid-
erablo numbers in the house the slave
owner and his companions were expected
to visit. The door was secured, and they
retired to the upper part of the building.
As the white party approached, they were
warned off. A parley ensued, the master
declaring his intention of having his slave,
" Tho d. fr Id. A
ao door was forcet, Torn was
sounded, and a considerable company of
blacks gathered. The negroes in the house
made a rush down stairs, and crowded the
" Another parley ensued. The blacks
said they had rather die - than go into
slavery. They also said they did not want
to fire, yet if the whites fired on them,
they were dead men.
" Shortly afterwards,
er and son fired revolvers, wounding a
number of blacks, but not seriously. The
blacks returned the fire, instantly killing
the father, and dangerously wounding the
The whites having got the worst of it s
retired. Some of the neighbors went to
the relief of young Gorsuch, and had him
conveyed to comfortable quarters, whore
every attention was paid him, IA medical
aid promptly sent for. The attending sur
geon pronounced his wound mortal."
The district attorney, Sheriff and other
officers of Lancaster county, together with
J. W. Ashmead, District attorney of the
United States, Commissioner Ingraham,
Marshall Roberts, part of the police force
of Philadelphia and a detachment of U. S.
Marines, repaired promptly to the scene of
outrage, and commenced scouring the
country, taking testimony and making ar
rests. Two persons were committed for
trditson and obstructing the execution of
process, namely, Joseph Scarlet (white)
and Win. Brown (colored.) Several are
in the Lancaster jail for Riot and Murder.
There were twenty three arrests, some of
whom were discharged. Three white men
have been arrested, to wit : Joseph Scarlet,
SaMuel Kondig and James Hood. The
prisoners not in the Lancaster jail, were
conveyed to.Moyamensing attended by an
The officers of Lancaster County and
the United States officers from Philadelphia
deserve great credit for their promptness
in capturing the unholy offenders. Such
stupendous outrages on law and order but
seldom occur, and we are glad that Penn
sylvania has vindicatad her law-loving
character by promptly securing the perpe
trators of the awful crime.
Supreme Court U. S.
We observe that the names of Dan'l Web
ster and Rufus Choate are urged by their
respective friends upon the consideration
of the President, to fill the vacancy, oc
casioned by the death of Levi Woodbury,
in the Supreme Court of the United
L Gov. JOHNSTON has already paid
off more than half a million of the State
Debt, 'Under his rule it will continue to be
cancelled at the rate of a million a year,
and that too without increasing the taxes
of the community generally.
UOL. 13101,En:on the other hand, has
explicitly avowed himself in favor of an
increase of the Debt. In a s speech re
cantly delivered in Bradford county he
said he was in favor of boftounng a mil
, lion and a half to complete the North
Brunch Canal. This would of course add
that amount to the debt.
It is for tho tax-payers to ohoose be
tween those two candidates.
The following eloquent tribute to the
American coustitution and Union was
pronounced by Gov. Johnston during his
late visit to Piladelphia.
It has been said that our Union is in
danger. I admit that all earthly things,
oven the most sublime and awe-inspiring,
are destined to destruction and dissolution.
" The cloud capp'd towers, the gorgeous pala
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all that it inherit. shall dissolve,
And, lifu an insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a wreck behind."
Still may the patriot hope—aye fondly
hope, that among the last wrecks of pas
sion andtime, our glorious constitution and
our glorious Union will remain a monument
of the mercy and kindness of Heaven to
Err" With a wife, her husband's faults
should bo sacred. A woman forgets what
is duo to herself when she condescends to
that refuge of weakness—a female confi
dant. A wife's bosom should be the tomb
of her husband's failings, and his character
far more valuable in.her estimation than
Are You Assessed I
Every voter is required to be assessed
ten days before the election, to be entitled
to a vote. Let every Whig in Huntingdon
County have himself assessed in proper
time. Your country expects your service
at this election. Let every Whig therefore
have his armor on and his weapons in good
On the 11th inst., in Lancaster city,
MARTHA, wife of R. R. Bryan, Esq., of
Hollidaysburg, aged about 22 years.
Reported for the Journal.
STATE OF THE THERMOMETER:
TIES.—Sop.; 9 68 88 74
WEDNS. "Kt 74 91 74
TRUES. "11 66 88 74
FRIDAY "12 69 98 77
SATDY. "13 70 91 77
SUNDAY "14 56 63 50
Mo2o " 15 44 69 47
JACOB MILLER, Onimavax.
PIItLADELPUIA, Sept. 17, 1851
Flour per bbl. $8 8/,
White Wheat per bushel 91
Red do - sa
Rye ' 61
Parmers, hereafter, may rely upon being kept
fully booked up in regard to the Philadelphia mar
ket for produce—our quotations are taken from
the "North American and United States Gazette,"
,one of the best and most reliable comtnereial pa
pers in the Union.
In Town and Country,
The subscriber offers at Private Sale a BRICK
HOUSE AND LOT OF GROUND, situated on
the north side of bill street. and immedately op
posite the Presbyterian Church, in the borough of
Huntingdon—adjoining property of the lion.
George Taylor on the west, and numbered 103 it
plan of said town. The house is well finished
throughout—the yard contains some of the choi
cent fruit in the country, with a fine well of water,
I and the garden is of the best quality. The loca
tion is one of the most pleasant in the town—pre
senting an unobstructed view of the Rail Road—
the caital—the river—and the surrounding — Wee
Also, a house and lot of ground satiated oh the
south side of Hill street, and extending back to
Alleghancy street, in the aforesaid borough—ad=
joining property of Mrs. Dorland on the East and
John Hildebrand Esq.,on the West. The house
is wentherboarded, an well finished with every
convenience for a dwelling—There is also a store
room and warehouse on the property, with other
Also a Farm—situated in Henderson township,
abont one mile from the borough of Huntingdon,
adjoining lands of John McPithatt EN., and,
lands belonging to the heirs or Alekander GWiti
Esq., deed., Consisting of ONE HUNDRED.
ACRES more or loss, about seventy of whialt
are cleared and under a high state of cultivation.
There is a good dwelling house, a frame bank
barn, n good spring of water, and all the necessary
out buildings. The Orchard, which is about four
years old, contains the most choice collection of
fruit trees—and bids fair to boon of the finest in
all this section of country.
Terms will,be made easy to suit purchasers.—
For further iuformrtion inquire of the subscriber
at his residence in Huntingdon
H OVER'S INK MINVFATORY.
Removed to No 144 Race Street, (Between
Fourth and Fifth, opposite Crown St.): MLA
WERE the Proprietor is enabled, by in-
Creased tlicilties, to supply the growing de
mand tor HOVER'S INK, which its wide-spread
reputation has created. . . .
This Ink is now so well established in the good
opinion and confidence of the American Public,
that it is scarcely necessary to say anything in its
favor, and the manufacturer takes this opportunity.
to soy that the Confidence thus secured shall not
In addition to the various kinds of Writing Ink,
he also tnanuactures Adamantine Cement for
mendiu,7 Glass and China, us well as a superior
Hair Dye ; a trial only is necessary to insure its
future use, end a Sea . tiny Wax, well adapted for
Druggist and Bottlers, at n very low price ,in
large or small quantities.
Orders addressed to a osErn E. DOVER,
No. 144 Race Street,
Between 4111& sth, crown St.,
Sept. 18, 1851.
Notice of Inqnsition.
To the heirs and legal representatives of Rees
Thompson late of Cromwell township, in the Coun
ty of Huntigdon. Take notice, that in a pure.,
Arica of an order of Inquest issued out of the Or
phan's Court of Huntingdon County, and to me
directed, I will proceed to hold an luquistion of
partition or valuatiOu of thq real estate of the said
Rees Thompson dec,d., situated in Black log
Valley in Cromwell Townshp, Huntingdon Couu
,ty aforesaid, upon the said primises on Friday,
the 31st, day of October next A. D. 1856.
WM. B ZEIGLER, Sheriff:
Sept. 18, 1851.-3 t
To the heirs and legal representatives of Peter.
Swoopo, dee'd., late of the Borough of Hunting
don. In pursuance of a writ of partition or val
uation issued out of the Orphan's Court of Hun
tingdon County, I will hold en Inquest on the
premises on Tuesday the 28th, day of October
next, to make partition or valuation of the real
estate of said dec'd., according to the net of the gen
eral assembly in such cases made and provided
when and where you may attend.
WM. B. ZEIGLER, Sheriff:
Sheriff's Office, Sept. 18, 1851.-41.
4 (Kr Hundreds of our citizens complain of debil
ity and langour of the system, derangement of the
liver and stomach, want of appetite , nice.; they aro
frequently the result of too close application, and
a thousand other causes we cannot here name ;
but we would say to all so afflicted, do as we have
done—get a bottle or two of Dr. HoeflautPs Ger
man Bitters, prepared by Dr. Jackson, and, our
wo: A fur it, you will be cured. We recommend
this medicine, knowing from experience that it is
much superior to the generality of patent medi
cines. We would sav to our readers, purchase
none unless prepared by Dr. C. H. Jackson,
7a. m. 2p.m. 9p.m.