Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, February 26, 1852, Image 2

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York and Baltimore, to receive advertisements,
and any persons in those cities wishing to ndver
tis• in our colunms, will please call on him.
A Whig State Convention will be hold
at Harrisburg, on the 25th of March, 1852,
for the purpose of nominating a Canal
Commissinter, forming an Electoral Tick
et, and choosing delegates to the National
Convention. The Whigs of the various
counties of the Commonwealth arc hereby
notified to elect delegates equal in number
to their representatives in the Senate and
House of Representatives, to attend said
Clamors TuomsoN JONES, Secretary .
CP' See new advertisements.
..Birmingham" neglevted to send tie
Lie name with his cemmanication.
IrrWe return thanks to W. B. Smith
and S. R. McCune Esq., of House, Col.
MoMurtrie, Maj. Raymond and A. W.
Benedict, Esil., of the Senate—Hon. Jas.
Cooper of the 13. S., Senate, Hon. 11. M.
Fuller and A. Parker of the House of
Representatives of the U. S., for docu
ments, speeches, &c.
Co!. Wharton.
We call attention to the advertisement
In annother column, announcing that A.
K. Cornyn has transferred his business and
business papers to our friend Col. S. S.
Wharton. The Colonel has for some time
back been paying attention to the improve-.
meet of his very fine mill and farm prop
arty situated in Woodcock valley, and we
are glad to see him resume the practice of ,
the law, heretofore interrupted by his
agricultural engagements. We wish him
a full share of legal business, and recom
mend him to the confidence of those having
such in our courts, which we doubt not he
will properly and promptly attend to.
(17 - Graham's Magazine for March is a
beautiful number, finely embellished and
what is batter still, very instructive. The
contributions are from the best pens.
tig'llodey's Lady's Book for March is
at hand, with beautiful embellishments and
well written articles. We prefer the
"Soldiers Dream of Home" because of its
spiritualism. Cottage Scones very goner
(ally look a good deal better on paper than
In Nature—Both however are very beau
tiful and tasteful.
Tax Ptinue Wonizi.:—The resolution of
Senator Muhlenburg calling for an inves
tigation into the management of the public
works, has been answered by the Auditor
General and State. Treasurer—afterA fash
ion. They scon3-to have shirked the is
sue in treLocofoco style. The Harris
burg Correspondent of the Philadelphia
Leder speaks of the report as follows:
"The statement does not cover the object
of the resolution, while furnishing the in
formation demanded—the account furnish
ed being nothing more nor less than tabu
lar statemente of the annual reports of the
Board of Canal Commissioners, Auditor
General, &c. The alleged frauds arising
from the present management of the State
Works can only be remedied by the intro
duction of a bill changing the entire sys
tem. Investigation will amount to little
or nothing, while the vouchers and other
evidence of uneworn debt aro buried in
the pockets of Supervisors and Superin
AND.—Governor Allen has signed the bill
abolishing capital punishment, and it has
now beannne a law
lr There has boon more humbug ex
hibited in Washington in the present Con
gress than any other since the foundation
of the government. Every presidential
aspirant is making speeches remarkably
barren of ideas, but plentifully loaded with
011-trap. They are remarkably auxiQus to
say hut little directly on any subject,
while they talk around a great many in
such a way as to defy comprehension: Mr.
Cam has resolved that we cannot look
with indifference upon the interference of
Russia in the affairs of a country desiring
freedom, but does not either advocate or
deprecate intervention on the part of this
government. Mr Douglas holds the same
lofty reserve on this question as well as
ni any others. Mr. Houston is unwilliug to
say a harsh word against the Free Sellers
and continuos still to lecture on temper
ance and democracy, ZS being fine subjects
in which to show himself to the country.
In fact all the topics thus far discussed in
congress by the said aspirants, as well as
by their respective friends are replete
with that expressive word humbug. The
first piece of nonsense was the introduc
tion of the compromise resolutions into the
senate, which nobody seined to love or
hate very much: Then Kossuth and in
tervention kept humbuggers in talk. Out
of this sprung a new kind of intervention,
that is, the kind offices of our government
with the goverment of Great Britain for
the release of Smith O'Brien and others
transported to Australia for raising distur
bance in Ireland. It was also proposed
to petition the French government to pro
cure the release of Abdel Kader, the van
quished Arab.
But the latest instance of either bur
lesque or humbug is the petition of two
Russians, peseuted in Congress, requesting
that body to procure the freedom of some
relations banished to the mines of Siberia
by a decree of the emperor of Russia. If
• they goon at this rate much longer, every
I body will be every body's friend and the
Irish will not know whom to vote for:—
Butive discover one very gratifying cir
cumstance, which is, that Gen. Scott is
almost certain to be the Whig candidate for
president, and if James C. Jones of Ten
nessee, ono of the very best whigs of the
Union, should be put on with him for Vico
President, they will form a ticket, which
will over-ride all humbugs both groat and
Cg — Judge Taylor of the Huntingdon
and Cambria district presided over our
courts last week. Wo have never known
a gentleman (coming among us, as he did,
almost an entire stranger) who made a
more favorable impression, not only upon
the bar, but the throng of our fellow citi
zens attendant upon the court. His
courteous and urbane deportment upon the
bench, his persevering and unceasing ef
forts to urge forward as fast as possible
the business of the court, his simple and
lucid charges to the jury, and his amiable
and kindly qualities in the social circle,
made an impression upon all with whom
he was brought into intercourse; and we
have heard the desire generally expressed
that he may be induced to hold such other
of our courts as will require the presence
of a neighboring judge.—Somerset Herald.
Tennessee 'whip State Convention.
. The Whig State Convention of Tennes
see adjourned sine die on Tuesday eve
ning, the 11th inst., after a harmonious
session. The Convention appointed dele
gates to the National Whig Convention,
and instructed them to support Millard
Fillmore for President, and James C.
Jones, of i f enn., for Vivo President.
The Grand Jury of the Baltimore coun
ty court has fouud a true bill against Mc-
Creary for the false arrest and imprison
ment of the black girl, Rachel Parker, the
alleged slave of Mr. Schofield. This is
the same diffiouly out of which grew the
murder of Mr. Miller, with which the
reader is familiar. It would seem from
this that the affair is not yet settled.
(1 -- -Tlio Whigs of Now York aro bogin
ning to move for Gen. Scott. A meeting
was held in Gennessce county a few days
ago, at which strong resolutions for Scott,
were adopted.
A Whig Convention for Lk° Congres
sional district composed of Gennessee, Wy
oming and Allegheny counties, N. Y. has
elected C. B. Thompson, editor of the
Boy Gazette, delegate to the National
Convention, with J. A. Malwand as sub
stitute. Both are for Scott.
trp. The prisoners in the Ohio Peniten
tiary are in receipt of 40 acute per diem
for their labor.
For lke Journal
Temperance Meeting.
A large and interesting meeting in favor
of the Temperance cause was held in the
court house on Monday evening last.—
Wm. Orbison Psi., was called to the
chair, George Glazier and Jacob Fockler
appointed Viee Presidents and James 7'.
Scott Secretriry. After prayer by the
Rev. Mr. Haws and an address by John
Scott Esq., the committee of thirteen re
ported a series of resolutionS, endorsing
the Maine Liquor Law. This led •to an
animated discussion, in which Messrs. J.
0. Miles, D. Blair, Jno. Scott, J. Sewell
Stewart, E. 0. Bill and several other
gentlemen participated. It was continued
until a late hour, but without taking a
vote the meeting adjourned until FRIDAY
EVENING NEXT, when the debate on tho
relative merits of the Maine Liquor Law
and an amendment to the constitution sub
mitting the question to the people, will be
The Chair appointed 11. B. Swoopo,
J. Sewell Stewart, James Steel, David
Blair, and Jno. Scott Esquires, a commit
tee to invite the celebrated lecturer JOHN
B. Gouolt, to visit this place and deliver
an address. He is announced to speak in
Hollidaysburg in a short time.
Distressing Casualty.
A young man named John Ho f fman, the
foreman at the Steam Saw-Mill of Mr.
John Taylor, near Tyrone, in Blair coun
ty, was killed on Wednesday night last,
by being caught in the machinery. He
had started the engine, and, discovering
that the shaft was becoming heated, he
went to it and was standing pouring water
on it, when a key caught in the pocket of
his coat, and wound him around it. If
the engine could have been stopped imme
diately, his life might have been saved; but
the other hands present, although they all
knew how it could be done, had not the
presence of mind to take the right way to
effect it, and before he could be relieved
ho was so much mangled that ho died in
about twenty nine hours. Two physicians
were called, but they could do nothing for
him. Mr Taylor was absent when the
melancholy affair occurred.
The unfortunate sufferer, who was thus
called to meet death in the midst of life
and health, and under circumstances so
painful, was a single man; a native, as it
is understood, of Perry county, where his
people reside. To his friends, it will
doubtless be gratifying to learn that ho
was rational during his hours of suffering;
able to tell how the distressing affair oc
curred; and died in the hope of exchanging
this for a better world.
From the Saturday leiTeiring Post Philadelphia.
A meeting was recently hold in Mont
gomery County, in this State in opposition
to the enactment of a Temperance law
similar to the Maine law. The proceed
ings are signed by twenty-one keepers of
public houses and among the resolutions
are the following:
Resolved, That it is well known to us as
keepers of public houses that many of the
most strenuous advocates of temperance
frequently stop at our houses, and under
the plea of having the cholio or some other
complaint, when they imagine no eye is up
on them save the bar tender, call for and
drink spiritous liquors at the same time
taking down their gullets twice the quantity
a temperate drinker would do, and yet cry
aloud against the tavern keeper.
Resolved, That in order to allow them
what they have signed for (many of whom
are reeled out of taverns) that we solemn
ly pledge ourselves not to sell give or
cause them to have in our respective houses,
liquor of any kind under any plea what
I think the tavern keepers in Hunting
don county might with propriety hold ti
meeting and pass similar ltesolutions•
1:17° A DISASTROU6fIoOd occurred at
Burlington, Vt., on the 11th inst., at the
North village, in consequence of the break
ing away of the great dam above the rail
road. The business portion of the village
is in ruins. So sudden was the flood, that
the people had only time to run out of
their houses. The principal sufferers aro .
Hiram Richardson, M. Mclntire, Mr. Ball,
Mrs. Christy, Messrs. Estes, Cameron,
Hawks & Co., Bang, Richardson & Jones,
and Win, R. Dutcher. A child of the lat
ter was drowned. Mrs. Cain, who lived
in the same house with Mr. D., had a nar
row escape, and was saved by only clinging
to floating timbers. Many of the Louses
are laid prostrated. Richardson & Jones's
largo batting factory was Ltally destroyed
with its contents, and their wooden factory
is so shattered as to be worthless. Every
dam and bridge in the vicinity is gone.
lIPThe corporation of Galway, Ireland,
have determined to send a block of native
marble with a suitable inscription to the
Washington National Monument.
trios•. Johnhiiin and the Whig Mem
bers of the Legislature.
Interesting Correspondence.
IianaIEIBURO, Jun. 1(36,1852.
To his Excellency Wm. F. Johnston,
Governor of Pennsylvanin.
:—The undersignA members of the
Senate and House of Representatives of
Pennsylvania, of the same great political
party which has, for some time past, recog
nized you as its head, would respectfully
address you on your retirement from thin
Governorshipof the Commonwealth.
We feel, sir, that the distinguished abil
ity, single-minded patriotism, and untiring
devotion to the best interests of the whole
people of Pennsylvania, which have char
acterized your official conduct as their
Governor, entitle you to sonic manifesta
tions of our, and our constituents' appre
ciation of iese virtues so signally mani
fested by you during the course of your
official term.
While your example will ever be held
up in future generations as worthy•of em
ulation, we feel that its salutary influence
will be extended and deepened, • by our in
dicating, at the present time, the high val
ue we, as individuals, and as representatives
of a large portion of the citizens of the
Commonwealth, set upon your services.
On behalf, then, sir, not only of our
selves, but of our constituents, we tender
you this testimonial to the wisdom, purity,
and fidelity you have exhibited in the dis
charge of your official duties, now about to
close, and beg leave to assure you that we
will over point to your example as a stand
ard of worth eminently entitled to be fol
lowed by future public servants in their
eilorts to advance the interests and increase
the glory of our beloved . Commonwealth.
And whit doing so, allow us to express
our most earnest wish that your life in
future, may bwprosperous and happy; that
the interests of yourself and family may
be ever kept in the guardianship of that
great Being who, in 'the great day of ren
dering accounts, will not be unmindful of
the value of an honest and faithful dis
charge of public duty.
Signed by the Whig members of both
PITTSBURG, January 24, 1852.
To .Messrs. Walker, Hart, and others,
Senators and Representatives 272 the
General assembly :
GENTLEMEN :.-A public servant, reti
ring from the discharge of official duty,
ought not to desire a higher recompense
than that manifested in the expression of
confidence and kindness by those with
whom he has been associated. This rich
reward is furnished by your kind letter of
the 16th inst. Your approbation of my
public actions and social conduct, in the
warm terms used in your communication,
has filled my heart with the deepest felling
of gratitude. With official life, I dissever
connection without regret, when thus hon
ored with the friendship of those whom
long and intimate association in council
have afforded um so many reasons to love
and respect.
In separating, however, from cherished
personal friends, by whose agency I have
been sustained in the performance of ardu
ous and responsible duties, I cannot repress,
by any philosophy I possess, a feeling of
sorrow and regret. In the constitution of
our hearts there is something which binds
us to those with whom we have passed ma
ny days of our life, even if they were days
of anxiety and toil. How much stronger
the feeling of attachment when we remem
ber many hours of happiness and mutual
pleasure. To the Whig members of the
Legislature, and permit me to add, to the
citizens of Harrisburg, I am indebted for
many evidences of kindness which I can
never hope to repay, unless they will ac
cept my fervent prayers and the sincere
offerings of my heart for their welfare and
Wht?to - ver the future may say of the late
administration of our State's affairs, it will
be hereafter a pleasant reminiscence that
during my term in office, I was sustained
by the Representatives of my party with
an unanimity which convinced my judgment
that the motives influencing my actions
wore appreciated and respected, even if a
full concurrence of opinion did net always
exist. It was to this steady support of
friends and their good councils mid advice
that my anxious desire for the public good
owed much of its success.
Conscious that the frailties of humanity,
as fully centered in me as in my neigh
bors, and frequently placed, by the pecu
liar actions and passions of parties, in em
barrassing positions, I could not have ex
pected exemption from censure, or freedom
from error. Still am not, in recurring
to the past, aware of any official action
which I would desire to change or modify.
In conclusion, permit me to declare
that, with the warmest feeling of an lion
est heart, I love my native Commonwealth.
I love her rugged mountains, her fruitful
valleys, her glorious rivers. I love her
honest people, than whom there is none
on earth more willing to do justice to a
faithful public servant. •
Counnending each of you to the holy
keeping of that Providence, without whose
guiding influence "our wisdom is folly,
and our works vanity," I beg to bid you
farewell, with the request that I may re
tain your affectionate remembrance.
I have the honor to remain your friend
and fellow citizen, Wm. K. ()WINSTON.
[CJ' Many children, of Columbia, Yu.,
have died during the past few weeks.
New Postage BM
In the House of Representatives, on
Thursday, Mr. Olds, from the Post Office
Committee, reported a bill to amend the
act of 1851, reducing and modifying the
rates of postage. It was referred to the
Committee of the Whole.
The bill provides that each newspaper,
pamphlet, periodical and magazine, book,
bound or unbound, circular, catalogue,
and every description of printed matter
unconnected with any manuscript or wri
ting, and of no greater weight than 21
ounces, shall be charged ono cent postage,
and ono cent for each additional ounce or
fraction of an ounce, for any distanoo un
der 2000 miles; over 2000, double those
All newspapers published regularly, and
sent from the office of publication to actu
al subscribers and not weighing over ono
ounce, shall be chargeable with ono half
of the foregoing rates. The postage upon
all printed matter shall bo prepaid, either
at the office whore it is mailed, or at the
office of delivery) otherwise double the
foregoing rates shall be charged thereon.
All transient printed matter shall be deem
ed unpaid, unless paid at the office where
it is mailed. Books, bound and unbound,
not weighing over four pounds, shall be
deemed mailable matter and all printed
matter, chargeable by weight, shall bo
weighed when dry.
The publishers of newspapers and peri
odicals may send to each other from their
respective offices of publication, free of
postage, ono copy of each publication, and
may also send to each actual subscriber, en
closed in their publications, bills & receipts
for the mune, free of postage. The pub
lishers of weekly newspapers may send to
each actual subscriber, in the county where
their papers aro printed and published,
ono copy thereof, free of postage. And all
the laws and parts of acts inconsistent with
provisions of this bill are repealed.—Ex.
Riot in Cleveland,
On Monday last, the mutilated remains
of several dead bodies were discovered in
the um-pool of the lloincepathic Medical
College in Cleveland, which wore identified
by the friends of the dead. A gentleman
present recognized among them the corpse
of his daughter, who died a short time
previous. The alarm bells wore immediate
ly rung, and a most infuriated mob soon
surrounded the building. To satisfy the
public mind, a committee was appointed to
go through the building and examine every
part—the mob occupying the stairs, pas
sages, &AL, awaiting their report. In the
dissecting room, the committee found the
bodies of a man and woman partly dissect
ed, and a dry goods box filled with feet,
hands, trunks and other portions of bodies.
Ono of the committee recognized the hands
of his own daughter by unmistakable marks.
The crowd then went iu and ransacked the
rooms, casting the contents from the win
dows. The students and others attached
to the College were obliged to fly for their
lives. The building was twice fired, but
extinguished by the authorities. The Light
Artillery and several military companies
were called out to assist the civil authori
ties. The mob continued about the build
ing all night, and during all of Tuesday
day and night; but they wore kept at bay
by the military, who made several arrests.
On Wednesday the military wore dischar
ged from duty, and every thing was quiet.
The ringleaders of the riot were under ex
amination on Wednesday.
the Georgetown, S. C., Republican, that
a serious and perhaps fatal rencontro oc
curred on the sth inst., at or near the re
sidence of Mr. Isaac P. Taylor, about 20
miles above that town, between a Mr.
Cooper McCutchon and Mr. John W.
Sturgess, the latter receiving several outs
from a knife in the aria and body, some of
which are of the most dangerous character.
The cause of the difficulty betwou the par
ties, the Republican had not learned, but
sayi that Mr McCutehcn had been arres
ted and lodged in the Williamsburg jail,
and that Mr. Sturgess was lying in a most
critical situation.
irr*Tho eccentric Thomas F. Marshall
made a parting speech iu the Kentucky
Legislature, just before its final adjourn
ment. 119 described himself as having
been ~a young eagle launched into the up
per air from the Ashland district. He had
represented it in Congress, and enjoyed its
confidence. But while ho was spreading
his wings in the blue ether of his glory,
and bathing his plumage in the sun, his
wings had been cropped by a gerrymander
ing Legislature, and he, like Lucifer, had
fallen from his dazzling height into a barn
yard, (meaning the present Legislature,)
and now every dung-hill fowl was crowing
and flapping his puny wings over him."
117". A bill to prohibit the manufacture
and Salo of intoxicating liquors as a hover
! age in the Commonwealth, has been intro
duced into the House of Representatives.
It is the same us the Maine law on the sub
Destructive fire in .Maine.
PORTLAND, Me., Feb. 19.—Four blocks
of wooden buildings in Gardiner, Maine,
occupied severally by Patrick Mahan, B.
King, W. & A. W. Hamlin, G. W. Mich
elder, P. Wheeler, and Robinson & Row
oll, wore consumed by fire on Monday
Supposed Mail Robber Jlrrested,
GREENSBURG, Pa., Feb. 19.—Samuel
B. Lauffer, Esq., Postmaster of this place,
yesterday arrested Nathaniel K. Grim,
for robbing the mail in Virginia. Hels
now lodged in jail.
-Maryland Items—Fatal Accident,
BALTIMORE, Feb. D.—Yesterday, Fred
erick W. Corbitt, gunner's mate, was ac
cidentally killed at thu Naval School at
Annopolis, by the promatur discharge of a
cannon. ho belonged to Portland, Me.
The bill uniting the Combo' land and
Coal Companies, passed the Maryland
House of Delegates today, and also the
bill prohibiting the circulation in Mary
land of foreign small notes. .
Judge Heath, of the U. S. District
Court, continues very low, and his physi
cian entertains little hope of his recovery.
Later from the Rio Grande--The Revolu
tionary Movanents in Northern .Mexico.
NEW ORLEANS, Fob. 17.—W0 have ad
vices from tho Rio Grande to the 10th
inst. It is stated that orders have been
received at Matamoros from the Mexican
capital, directing the levying of an addi
tional tax of eight per cent. on all import
ed goods. It is thought that the effect
of the order, if enforced, will be favorable
to Caravajal, and increased strength to the
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 18.—The steam
er Fanny has arrived from the Brazos with
dates to the 18th. She brings $50,000
The Fanny reports that the families re
siding at Matainoras wore . hastily fleeing
across the river to Brownsville, under the
apprehension that another attack will be
made by Caravajal.
The - Mexican general, Avalon, was rap
idly fortifying his position outside of the
city, where ho intends to oonoentrate his
A Mexican war steamer arrived at Bra
zos on the 10th, with a large quantity of
ammunition and arms for Avalos, but could
not get them up the river. She was
obliged to put to sea without discharging
her cargo.
The — Matamoras merchants were in a
groat state of excitement, and the alarm
was increased by the report that Carava
ljal was approaching with seven hundred
Laic? from gamma
efinamisroN, Feb. 19.—The steamship
Isabel, from Havana and Key West, ar
rived yesterday, bringing dates to the 15th
inst., but no general news of importance.—
The excitement at Havana arising fioni
rumors of another contemplated invasion of
the Island, had subsided.
The market was poorly supplied with
Island produce. Sugar, coffee, molasses
and tobacco, were firm in consequence of
light receipts. Freights were advancing
Election of Alusisaippi U. q. Sena tors.
JACKSON, Feb. 20.—The Legislature
of Mississippi has elected Walter Brooke,
Esq., Union Whig, U. S. Senator for the
unexpired torn of (lov. Foote, and Judge
Stephen Auams, Union Democrat, for the
unexpired term of 'Ron. Jefferson Daiis,
now filled by Mr. Mcßae.
JACKSON, Feb. 20.—The Whip and
Union Democrats in the Legislature of
Mississippi, have a majority of about 20 on
joint ballot.
11;: 4- A man named Ronson, a hatter of
Now Orleans, accompanied by his wife, a
young and handsome woman, and his part
ner, Charles Duree, went on an excursion,
in August last, to Luke Ponchartrain,And
from that time Ronson has been missing.=
Duree immediately reported that he had
absconded with all the funds of the con
cern, and, the story being believed, his
disappearance ceased to create remark.- .
Subsequently Duree and Mrs. Ronson were
married, but afterwards lived together un
happily, and, during a recent quarrel, she
was heard to threaten Duree in regard to
the murder of Ronson. This excited pub
lic suspicion, and the body of an unknown
man, found on the lake iu November, was
disinterred, and indentified as that of Ron
son, who had been horribly butchered with
a hatchet. The guilty pair wore immedi
ately arrested.
lr_rA party of Americans have put up
a lino of magnetic telegraph from the city
of Mexico to Napolucan, a distance of one
hundred and fifty miles, or half way down
to Vera Cruz, to which it is to be extend
ed In loss than three months time. The
line already up is doing a very fair busi
ness, the receipts averageing $35 per day,
and the expenses about $l5. These re
ceipts will be largely increased when the
lino is finished to Vera Cruz. Another
line is in contemplation from the city of
Mexico to Acapulco, on the Pacific, 300
miles further, which will connect the At
lantic and Pacific. This will be a highly
important connection, considering cur Cal
ifornia nnaa.vd nr. 11,