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Wednesday Morning, Aug 23, 1854.
W~L - LIAW BBEWTD , Editor.
wine STLTE TICKET
James Pollock, of Northumberland co.
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER,
George Dante, of Allegheny co.
3 GE OF THE SUPREME COURT,
Dal M. Satyser, of Montgomery co.
WHIG DISTRICT TICKET:
John H. Ldie, of Somerset County.
game. malgeleig, Huntingdon County.
George W. Smith, Blair County.
WHIG COUNTY TICKET :
John W. Mattern, Huntingdon.
REGISTER AND RECORDER,
Weary Glazier. Huntingdon.
Richardson Read, Cassville.
DIRECTOR OF THE POOR,
J. A. shade, Dublin township.
Perry Moore, Morris township.
( ir V. B. PALMER, the American Newspa
per Agent. it TUE on* AUTHORIZED AGENT for
this paper in the cities of Boston, New-York and
Philadelphia, and is duly empowered to take ad
vertisements and subscriptions at the rates as re
quired by us. His receipts will be regarded as
payments. His offices are—Bosros, Scollay's
Building; N. Toast, Tribune Buildings. PHILA.
imPenA, N. NV. corner of Thiri and Chestnut
Agents for the Journal.
The following persons we have appointed Agents
for the HUNTINGDON JOURNAL, who are author
ized to receive and receipt for money paid on sub
scription, and to take the names of new subscri
bers at our published prices.
We do this for the convenience of nor subscri
bers living at a distance from Huntingdon.
Joint W. TIIOXPSON, Esq., Hollidaysburg,
SAMUEL COEN, East Barre°,
GEORGE W. Cott:rams, Shirley township,
HENRY HUDSON, Clay
DAVID ETNIR3, Cromwell township.
Dr. J. P. Asucom, Penn township,
J. WAREHAM MATTE., Franklin township,
SAMUEL STEFFEY, Jackson township,
'ROBERT M'I3I . ..LRNEY, " "
Col. Juo. C. Wapsoir, Brady township,
JllOlllll5 BROWN, Springfield township,
Wu. HUTCHINSON, Esq., Warriorsmark tp.,
James MeDoNALD, Brady township,
GEORGE W. WHITTAKER, Petersburg,
HENRY NEFF, West Barre.
Jisuu .... I.IALSBACH, Waterstreet,
Muj. CHARLES M;oiteey. Tod 'township,
A. M. BLAIR, Dublin township,
GEORGE-WILSON, Esq., Tell township,
James CLARK, Birmingham.
NATHANIEL LYTLE, Esq., Spruce Creek.
Maj. W. MOORE, Alexandria.
B. F. WALLACE, Union Furnace.
SIMEON WRIGHT, Esq., Union township.
DAVID CL/moos, Esq., Cass township.
'Sv'must. Wmrox, Esq., Franklin township.
DAVID PARKER, Esq., Warriorsmark.
DAVID AURAWDT, Esq., Todd township.
A few loads of WOOD at the Journal Office.
School Teachers Wanted, by the Directors o
Morris township. Valuable Property for sale,e
by Henry C. Cremer. Notice to the Overseers
of the Poor of the several townships in the
county, by County Overseers. Executor's No
tice, Estate of Win. Wilson;'by Geo. Wilson.
See Notice of Musical Convention. Stray
Steer, by Samuel Hatfield. Prospectus of
WHIG CONFEREE MEETING.—The Conferees
appointed by the Counties of Huntingdon, Blair,
Cambria, and Somerset, islet in Conference, in
Johnstown, on the 18th inst., and owing to the
absence of the Conferees from Huntingdon and
Blair, they adjourned to meet on Saturday, the
19th inst. On the ninety-ninth ballot, Colonel
JOHN R. EDIE, of_Somerset, was declared
the nominee of the Conference. The proved.
ings came to hand too late for this week's is
sue; they shall appear entire in our next.
MAMMOTH Blum—Daniel H. Huyett, Esq.,
has in his possession, one of the largest speci
mens of the "feathered tribe" that has ever
been taken in this section of country. It is a
large Blue Crane, measuring 6 feet 10 inches
from tip to tip of its wings; 5 feet 4 inches from
the point of the beak to the feet. It was shot
by Mr. Schneider, of Portatown.
Those desirous of seeing this monstrous bird,
can be gratified by calling at Mr. Huyett's
office, on Hill street.
air A mistake occurred in the published
proceedings of the late Whig County Conven
tion, by placing the name of Gen. J. C. WAT
sou on the list with those that were nominated
for County Auditor. The General was named
by some friend, as a candidate for County Au
ditor, but being one of the Secretaries, he did
not place his name on the list, and of course
was not voted for by the Convention.
Ile' A whole family, consisting of seven per
sons, was swept off by Asiatic cholera, in
Brooklyn, L. 1., a few days since, in the course
of a single week. The mother, a washer•wo•
man, was first taken, it is alleged, from conta
gion caught in washing the clothes of a person
just arrived from Europe.
op- The newly elected Schools Directors, in
Philadelphia, have removed some fifteen of
the teachers in the public schools, within the
last few days, on sectarian grounds. All the
discharged teachers belong to the Roman Ca.
tholic church. Let 'er rip.
ger We have received a communication
from Three Springs, without the name of the
author. We will not publish it, for it is an es•
tablished rule with us to publish no communi•
cation unless the name of the author accompa.
ASSENT OF A MURDEBER.-401111 Muller, a
German, was arrested in Philadelphia on Fri.
day last, upon the charge of murdering a man
by the name of Myer, in Burlington, N. J.
sig. The indisposition of the Editor will ae
count for the absence of interesting matter this
week; as be has been confined to hiq chamber
for wrrpral days peer
At the head of this week's paper will be
found oar ticket, which has been selected with
much care, and with en eye single to the inter•
eats of the Whig party.
Our candidate for the Legislature, JAMES
MAGUIRE, is a sterling Whig, and well known
to the people of this county as one of her most
upright citizens. He represented this county
in the Legislature last session with ability, and
to the general satisfaction of his constituents;
and we believe, that we speak the sentiments
of a vast majority of the Whigs of this county,
when we state that a better selection could not
have been made. Knowing Mr. Maguire to be
a man of integrity, we feel no hesitancy in re
commending him to the unanimous support of
the Whigs of this county.
Our candidate for Prothonotary, JOHN W.
MATTERN, Esq., is a young man of ability,
having a fine legal education, and in every
particular well qualified to discharge the duties
of the office with efficiency, and he will be
elected with the usual Whig majority.
Our candidate for Register and Recorder,
HENRY GLAZIER, is an old Whig, well
known to the people of Huntingdon county, as
one of her honest, toiling mechanics, who has
reared a large family "by the sweat of his
brow," and possessing, as he does, the proper
qualifications, we believe a more worthy or re-
liable man could not have been selected. His
nomination gives general satisfaction, and he
will be elected by more than a party majority.
Our candidate for County Commissioner,
RICHARDSON READ, of Cassville, is a gen
tleman of business habits and qualifications;
and being well known to the people of this
county as a thorough-going, active Whig, his
nomination is received in all portions of the
county, as one "fit to be made." As this office
requires a man of good business qualifications,
we feel well satisfied that a better selection
could not have been made, and we feel confi
dent that he will receive the undivided support
of the Whig party, and be elected by a large
Our candidate for Director of the Poor, Dr.
J. A. SHADE, of Dublin township, is a man
possessing every qualification necessary to a
proper discharge of the responsible duties of
this office. The Dr. is a good Whig, and ever
willing to lend a helping hand when his servi•
ces are needed; and the Whigs of this county
will tell on the second Tuesday of October,
that they appreciate his worth.
Our candidate for County Auditor. PERRY
MOORE, of Morris township, is an honest far
mer, well known to almost every citizen of the
county. He is a man possessing good business
qualifications, and will make an able and effi
cient officer. His election will be certain.
In fact our whole ticket is composed of good,
reliable men; such men as the people can sup.
port without reluctance, and who will discharge
their several duties with fidelity and ability.—
That this ticket will be triumphantly elected to
the man, we have not the least doubt, and the
Whigs would be acting inconsistent with their
own interests, should they hesitate in giving it
their whole undivided strength and support.
Ilgir"The general impression here, is that
this ticket—meaning the Whig—will be elected
by the usual Whig and Anti-Masonic majority
—over the left "—Globe.
We have not the least doubt, but the editor
of the Globe would desire to see such a result;
and the charge made by him that it was a
"Know-Nothing Whig Convention," is in per
feet keeping with the usages of the Locofoco
press. Since Abolitionism, Nativeism Free
soilism. dtc., have become stale, and lost their
influence, he now attempts to excite the preju
dices of a certain portion of the Whig party,
by charging the late Whig County Convention
with being tinctured with Know•Nothingism.
It is true, that all "outsiders" were excluded
from the Convention, but not because they did
net wish the people outside to know what they
were doing, but to prevent the members from
being subjected to the many annoyances inci
dent to an open Convention. The proceedings
of the Convention were characterized by har
mony and good feelings, and every man that
was presented to the Convention as a candidate
received a fair and impartial consideration, and
the ticket put in nomination is unexceptionable,
and will be triumphantly elected, on the second
Tuesday of October next.
Should Mr. Lewis desire to see a ticket elect
ed "orer the left," let the "everlasting Demo
cracy" of this county nominate a ticket, and we
will wager our hat that he will be gratified. If
the editor of the Globe wishes to create dissen•
sion in the Whig rank and file of Old Hunting•
don, he must try a better hobby.
Try something else, Billy!
lift. The late authorities of Greytown, in a
long despatch to Captain Jolly, of the British
schooner Bermuda, have given their version of
the recent troubles there. There is nothing
particularly new in their statement. They
show that the prime source of the quarrel
which led to the destruction of the town, was
animosity existing between the local authorities
of San Juan del Norte and the Nicaragua
POTTER COUNTY.—The Democratic county
convention of Potter county met on the sth of
August, and nominated the following ticket:—
For Congrees—Henry H. Dent; for Prothono
tary—Thomas B. Tyler; for Register &c.—An
drew Jackson; for Treasurer—Henry Ellis; for
Commissioners—Harrison Rosa, Henry Nel
son; for Auditors—James H..,light, Harris Ly-
Munn; COUNTY.—The Democracy of Mif
flin county have nominated for Assembly—Da
vis Bates; Sheriff—William M. Coulter, Reg
ister—James McDowell; Coroner—D. Eisen
bite; Commissioner—Jacob Hoover; Auditors
—Jno. Barger, M. Kelly; Director of Poor—
CINBERIAND COUNTY.—The Democracy of
old mother Cumberland met at Carlisle, on the
14th last., and nominated the following ticket:
For Congress—J. Ellis Bonham; Assembly
—Henry G. Moser and Col. James Chestnut.
IS-Gen. Lane, of Oregon, has been lying
ill at the President's House since the adjown
ment of Congress, but is now convalescent. It
is said the President, on hearing of his indis
position at his boarding house, sent for him
and made him a guest at the Executive Man
sion during his sickneu.
The Bee. Idr.tLivemo, of Philadelphia, will
preach in the Baptist Church of this place, on
Thursday evening. the 34th instant.
The Know Nothing Movement.
The pollutions of the Democratic school,with
scarcely an exception, are 'down' on the Know
Nothings. The government organs at Harris-
burg, and the employees 'on the hill,' have de.
nounced them as traitors and infidels, and
'spotted' every man supposed to be mne of them.'
The Philadelphia Argus and Pennsylvanian
are bitter in their hostility to the Know Noth.
ings, and the former informs us that 'Gov. Big
ler has denounced them on all proper occasions.'
Judge Douglas, the author of the Nebraska
swindle, denounced them with great aeverityin
a recent speech at Philadelphia. Gov. Bigler,
we are informed, did the same in a recent
speech in Fulton county. The administration
organ at Washington says the Know Nothings
are rowdies and blackguards who desecrate
the Sabbath with their drunken revels,' and
the administration organ at Harrisburg, says
that they are "infidels" and "traitors." In the
United States Senate recently the Homestead
bill afforded an opportunity for a wide range of
Democratic maledictions, while the presses of
the party, with scarcely an exception, are array.
ed en opposition to the mysterious order. In
the meantime the Know Nothings are perfect.
ly silent and seemingly quiescent. They have
no speakers to defend their doctrines, and no
acknowledged organ to advocate the propriety of
their action. Their cardinal principle seems
to be "to act, not to speak." In this way they
are steadily progressing, and from present indi
cations, their power in their country will soon
become irresistable. The movement has drawn
into it a very large, respectable and influential
number of our citizens, and for the next few
years will surely exercise a great, if not a con
trolling power, in politics. Whether it will ac
complish all the ends which aro sought by
those who are in name or in spirit part of its
material force, is certainly more thus question.
able; but its spontaneous uprising in the very
heart of that body of our citizens which is the
main-stay of the republic—the thinking men
who occupy the middle ground between riches
and poverty—and the comparatively rare oc.
curtenee of an individual in that body who is
not in heart a Know Nothing, even if he is not
one of the fraternity—render it certain that the
movement derives its importance from a deep.
seated feeling in those who form the vast ma
jority of American citizens, and that it will not
subside without leaving its mark upon the leg
islature of the country. The fact, too, of its
sudden and wide-spread manifestations, appear
ing as it did, almost simultaneously in allparts
of the country, shows that the conclusions upon
which it rests had long been arrived at, andthe
sentiment which gives it strength had been
, long and deeply cherished before the &Ablaze
appeared. which has lit all these beacon fires
throughout the land. There is a living wind.
ple in Know Nothingism that appeals directly
to the heart of every American citizen—a prin.
ciple advocated by Washington, and Jefferson,
and Madison, and Jackson, and a strict adhe
rence to which is essential to the preservation
and perpetuation of the American Republic.
Know Nothingism has evidently become a"fix.
ed fact." if not an 'institution,'
and is hound to
accomplish its mission (the Americanization of
our country), in defiance of all the opposition
that can be arrayed against it, Roman Catho.
lie Priests may anathematize, and political
demagogues may denounce and proscribe. but
THE PEOPLE, aware of the dangers that threat.
en them from foreign Catholic influence, will
hurl all party ties to the winds, and unite in
placing America where she ought to have been
years ago. under the rule of American born ci.
izens.—flurrisburg Telegraph of Journal.
Excitement in New Hampshire—Bom
bardment of Washington Proposed.
We learn that a public meeting was held at
Lumberville, N. H., on the 9th inst., to express
the indignation of the people at the insult of.
fered to the favorite eon of that State, the Pres.
ident, at Washington, on Saturday last, by an
egg flung from the hands of a chivalrous Caro.
Unman. whose name is Jeffards. A correspond.
ent has favored us with a report of the proceed
ings, from which it appears that the principal
speech of the occasion was made by Jotham
Peirce, Esq., (no relative of the General's.since
his name is spelled differently) and that its elo
quence was received with rapt.attention and
thunderous applause. We give herewith the
principal points of this remarkable speech
"An egg, fellovr.citizens, has been cast upon
the Hat of our honored President! By this
base act the valuable Hat of His Excellency
has been seriously damaged, but this insult has
a deeper meaning and wider range—the Gov.
crosscut itself is insulted, and by whom? leak,
sir,by whom? Will you tell me that the wretch
who threw the egg is the party of whom redress
should be sought ? I scorn the conclusion.—
How would such proceedings be regarded by
foreign potentates? What would the Emperor
Nicholas say about it? The city of Washing.
ton, sir, is then responsible for this insult. Her ,
inhabitants are guilty of the crime, and shall
they escape deserved punishment? No. Let
Washington, Like Grevtown, be blotted out.—
[lmetesoe applause.] 'Let the world know that
our Government, from the lowest to the highest
of its officials, is not to be insulted with impu
nity. It may be said that some of the people
at Washington are American citizens and in
nocent of the crime. So were they of Grey.
town. Is there anything in the character of
the city which, calls for mercy? It was said of
Greytown that most of its inhabitants were
speculators, disorderly persons and niggers.—
Can that be denied of Washington ? I ask,
why should Greytown be destroyed and Wash.
ington spared? Is the nose of an obscure chap
like Borland. of higher national importance
than the old Hat of our honored President?—
Sir, I offer the following resolution;
"Resolved, In view of the enormity of the
outrage offered to President Pierce by the city
of Washington, that Secretary Dobbin should
bo directed to instruct Commander Hollins to
proceed with the sloop•ofwar Cayne, to that
city, and to open epos it with all his guns for
two hours, without intermission; and in case
anything should then remain standing, to land
a party of marines and burn and destroy the
residue and remainder, unless he authorities
shall humbly beg pardon of the President, and
purchase for him a new hat of such quality and
cost as he shall select and approve."
Other speeches were made in support of this
resolution, after which it was unanimously
adopted, and the crowd dispersed to their
homes.—N. Y. Tribune.
Lewisburg, Centre and Spruce Creek
A respectable meeting of the Citizens of
Gregg township, Centre county, was held, pur
suant to public notice, at the House of Geo.
Musser, on Saturday the 6th inst.
On motion, Mr. PETER WILSON was appoint.
ed President-, Dr. C. Smith, Wm. Grove, Geo.
burst, SaniT Musser, V. Presidents, and Geo.
Buchanan and John Grove, jr.. Secretaries.
The Chair stated the obect of the Meeting,
urging the citizens to make a liberal increase
in their Subscriptions to the stock of the Road,
and trusted that this important Railroad would
not now fail, in as much as the farmers and
landowners along the line were becoming more
interested in its successful completion, and that
the wealthy Capitalists residing in the East
were also turning their attention towards it, re•
lying upon the profits to arise from so valuable
a communication between the East and West,
reaching through our fertile Vallies.
Col. jno. Rishel, Col. Neff, Messrs. Hutchin
son Duncan, Grove, and Buchanan severally
addressed the meeting—concluding with au ap
peal to all present to make a united effort to
carry through so valuable an improvement to
central Pennsylvania, and to our own immedi
_ . .
On motion, the Stock Books were re-opened,
when the sum of $5OOO was immediately sub.
scribed, thus making the subscription by citi
zens of Gregg township 600 shares, equal to
On motion, Resolved, That the proceedings
of this meeting be published in all the papers
along the line of the Road end in Centre, Hun.
tingdon, and Blair Counties, and that we urge
our sister Townohips to do likewise.
Siguarl by the. Offienrs.l
Later from Mexico—lterrtedDeteat of the
Insurgents—Defeat nj Count Boulcon—
NEW ORLEAN3, Aug. 12.—8 y the arrival of
the'steamShip Orizaba, dates from Vera Cruz
have been received to the iith instant and from
the city of Mexico to the 3d instant.
Tamaulipas has declared its adherence to
A battle is reported in which the insurgents
. A telegraphic despatch received at Vera
Cruz states that Count Boulbon, heading the
recent arrivals of French troops against the go
vernment, has been defeated by the Mexican
troops. He was surrounded with 200 men, and
he lost in killed and wounded 46.
By decrees issued Santa Anna, all persons
in Vera Cruz are required to surrender their
arms, and every foreigner daring to criticise
the acts of hie Serene Highness is to be expel.
Other decrees authorize the free importation
of arms and ammunition at Vera Cruz, and ail
so the free importation of grain at Tabasco.
The revolution at Michoacan continues with
alternate advantage to the contending parties.
It is reported that a decree has been issued
granting to Senor Atocha the privilege of con
structing a railroad from El Paso to Guyamas,
on the Gulf of California.
Arrived at Vera Cruz, Aug. 7th, the barque
Mary Spring, from New York.
ST. Lows, Aug. 15.-1 n sixtrnine counties,
ont of 33 Senators elected, the Whigs have 13,
and the remainder are equally divided, Benton
and anti• Benton. Of 41 members of the House.
the Whigs have 29, and the remainder equally
divided—Benton and anti• Benton.
Ravages of the Yellow Fever.
New Yotte,Aug. I4.—Dates from Cardonas
to the 4th, report the yellow fever as raging
there to an alarming extent. It bad been fully
as fatal to the natives as to foreigners.
Death of Ex-Senator Downes,
LOUISVILLE, Aug. 15.—Ex•Sonator Downes,
of Louisiana, died yesterday, at Crab Orchard
Springs, in this State. He had been lying sick
there for some time.
St. ALBANS, VT., Aug. 15.—The Whigs of
this district have nominated Allah Sabin for
re•election to Congress.
Cholera in Boston.
13ostott, Aug. 15.—There were 217 deaths
from cholera in this city, during the five days
ending on the 12th inst.
CHICAGO, Aug. 16.—From lowa we learn
that Atherington and Clarke, Whigs, are sup
posed to be elected to Congress. The Legis
lature will be either Whig or "anti•Dodge."—
Grimes will be the Governor.
GALENA, Aug. 17.—The returns from lowa
render it certain that Mr. Grimes, Whig, has
been elected Governor by 3000 maj. Thor
rington, Whig, is elected to Congress in Du
buque district by 1500 majority. The Legis
lature is Whig and anti-Nebraska by a large
majority in bath branches. Clark, Whig, is
reported elected to Congress in Dennis district.'
The City of Glasgow—A Fragment Seen at Sea.
BOSTON, Aug. 17.—The British barque Bri- 1
ton's Pride, arrived this morning, reports on
the 12th of August, when in latitude 41 dept.
mins. West, having passed a chest painted
green, with the initials "r 3 B." and the words
''City of Glasgow," in a ;At, ornamental wreath.
The vessel also passed a head board about
twelve feet lung, with letters upon it, but not
[The agent of the line in this city, Samuel
Smith, Esq., expresses a doubt as to the cor
rectness of this story, from the improbability of
a vessel being near enough to read the inscrip
tion, and yet not pick up such an interesting
relic of the missing steamship. The bead-board
seen could not have belonged to the City of
Glasgow, as she had none. The initials on
the chest agree with those of one of the ordina
ry seamen on board—George Baker.]
SARATOGA, Aug. 17.—The anti-Nebraska
mass meeting was called to order in the grove
this morning, at 11 o'clock, R. N. Havens pre.
siding, assisted by numerous Vice Presidents.
Mr. Havens made a speeeh, and introduced the
agent of the Kansas Emigrant Aid Company,
who spoke at some length. Horace Greely
followed in denunciation of slavery, and after
speeches from several others, the meeting ad.
Arrest for Robbery—Sudden Death.
BALTIMORE, Aug. 17.—A young Irishman
named Michael Henry Mooney, was arrested
hero to-day, charged with robbing a mercantile
house in Liverpool of £450. He fully confess.
ed his crime, and agreed to return to England.
J. F. Smith, a wealthy merchant of Wrights•
villa, Va., fell dead from apoplexy in the store
where he was malcitig purchases.
New YORK, Aug. 17.—The ship Hudson,
from Greenock, passed, July 29th, a British
brig of 300 tons, burnt to the water's edge,
name unknown. On the 15th inst. the Hud
son came in contact with and sunk the schoon
er Redington, of St. George's, Maine. All on
board were saved, with only the clothes they
stood in. _ _
,:§e;iot es Charge—Removal from Office.
BALTIMORE, Aug. B.—James H. Young,
United States Agent at Curaeoa, has laid in
formation before the Treasury Department pro
sing that subordinates in the New York Cus
tom House have been bribed to pass false in
voices of goods prepared at Curacoo. Many,
of these invoices put goods 20 per cent. below
their real value.
The rastrnater of Washington has removed
Joseph W. Davis from office, because he was
*wed on the Soow•Nothing ticket to the City
CINCINNATI, Aug. 18.—The morning train
from Cincinnati for Indianapolis, was thrown
off the track, on Thursday, near Richmond, by
running over a cow. The baggage car was
thrown down the embankment, a distance of
•10 feet. Two persons, Wm. Locke and John
Keenan, were badly injured.
Eastern .'xebangc rates at l prem.
PORTLAND, Aug. 18.—The regular Demo•
eratic Convention of the First District, met at
Saco yesterday, and nominated Judge Samuel
Wells the candidate for Congress. Mr. M'Don•
aid, the present representative, who voted tbr
the Nebraska bill, did not receive a single vote.
Oakum Factory Burnt
BOSTON, Aug. 18.—Messrs. Whiton, Train
& Co.'s oaks in factory, at Roxbury, was de.
stroyed by fire this evening. Loss $6OOO.
Death of Samuel R. Kramer.
HARRISBURG, Aug. 18.—Samuel R. Kramer,
one of the oldest printers in this State, died
here this evening.
The Mortality throughout the Country.
N. Yon, Aug. 19.—The Interments thisweek
were 916, including 212 deaths from cholera.
ALBANY, Aug. 19.—Since Wednesday, 30
new cases of cholera, 8 of them fatal, hare been
reported in this city.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug, 19.—There were 26
deaths at New Orleans, during the past week.
Crunt.ewros, Aug. 19.—There were only 25
deaths, from all diseases, during the week.
BOSTON, Aug. 19.—The interments in this
city, during the week ending this day at noon,
were 104. There were but 17 deaths by cholera.
A Row between Irish and Americans.
Buersco, Aug. 19.—1 t is reported that a se
rious riot occurred at White's Corners, in this
State, twelve miles from this city, between
some Irish Catholics and a party of Americans.
The Irish raised a liberty pole with a cross up
on the top of it. This led to a personal cocoon
between them and the Americans, and three
men are said to have been killed, but no relit'.
ble particulars have yet transpired.
Post Office Robber.
Nsw ORLEANS, Aug. 19.—Charles Clements,
a clerk in the Post Office in this city, who is
charged with embezzlement, bas been held to
Thum ac. BcaNT.—We are sorry to state
that a fire occurred at Mr. Daniel Beegel's in
Juniata tp. in this county, on the sth inst.,
which consumed his barn and wagon-shed. to
gether with their contents, consisting of the
whole of this year's crop, his wagon, threshing
machine, wind-mill, and a great variety of agri
cultural implements, together with a lotof oats
belonging to Messrs. Arnold & Clover, contrac
tors. There was a large quantity of straw in
the yard at the time, and a light breeze prevail
ing, and everything being very dry, the fire
spread, with ouch frightful rapidity that the an
imals about the barn and yard did not escape;
some ten head of hogs and a number of chick
ensbeing destroyed Mr .B.'s dwelling house ve
ry narrowly escaped destruction also, and WAS
only saved by the most daring intrepidity , of
Mr. B. and his neighbors. Loss estimated at
about $2,500. A barn or stable, belonging to
Mr. Jonathan Conrad, on an adjoining farm,
caught from falling embers and was also con
sumed, but it contained only some 400 bundles
of straw, and other articles of s mall value. No
insurance on either barn.—Hol. Register.
EXECUTION OF A MURDERER.—The Louisville .
Courier of Saturday, says:---,The negro man
Henry Simmons expiated his crime on the gal
lows this morning about eleven o'clock, in the
vicinity of Shelby and Broadway streets. The
gallows was constructed tinder a walnut tree,
in sight of the house of W. P. Hahn, the mas
ter of the murdered man. The execution was
conducted with the greatest decorous, and wit
nessed by on excited multitude of 8000 to 10,•
000 persons, many of whom followed the vic
tim of the law from the jail door to the scene
Sheriff Quirey performed the last require.
meets of the law upon its victim, and a color
ed preacher of the name of Adams administer
ed in a very impressive manner the last rites
of religion to him; and it is believed that he
died penitent. and in the toll belief of the Chris
tian faith, and in hope of Heaven hereafter.
SMOKING MURDER.-011 the 20th of July, in
Vicksburg, Miss., Jacob Vogh, and his wife,
who for some time had lived unhappily togeth•
er, had a trial before the Mayor to determine
the ownership of a negro girl. The suit was
determined in favor of Mrs. Vogh, who imme•
dtately retired with the girl in dispute. Very
soon after Vogh started in the same direction,
very much intoxicated, and in a short time a
shriek was heard, followed by a shot. Some
persons attracted by the firing, soon arrived on
the spot, and found Mrs. Vogh dead, shot then'
the heart. The assassin escaped for the time,
although immediate pursuit was made, but was
arrested on the following morning at the house
of his sister, at Vicksburg, and committed for
The "Mad Stone" Again,
The Richmond (Va.) Penny Post has a sec
ond article in relation to the "genuine Simon
Pure mad stone," which has been left at the
office of that newspaper for the examination of
the curious. The stone, as has always been
stated in the Journal, belongs to Mr. W. Brad
ley, of Richmond, and intelligent gentlemen
from various counties in Virginia, unite in at
firming its remarkable Rroperties, to declare
themselves to be cognizant of more than fifty
cures of mad dog bites, snake and spider bites,
eftbcted by it. The Richmond Post says that
it "is a rather curious looking affair; it is about
as large as a piece of chalk, perfectly porous,
and, truth to say, almost indescribable. When
applied to the wound either of a snake or mad
dog bite, it will draw until all its pores are sat
urated, then drop off. and if placed in warm
water will soon disgorge, and then be ready
for action again." Mr. Bradley, the owner,
offers to sell it to the city of Richmond for the
modest sum of $5,000.
THE SMALL. NOTE CONSPIRATORS DISCHAR6-
ED.—Wo learn from the Pittsburg Post of the
7th inst., that Messrs, Hazen, Davis, Morris
and Lawson the defendants in the celebrated
small note case, were discharged from prison
on Friday, in pursuance of a pardon received
from the Governor on Thursday night. We
understand that the civil action, instituted by
the parties just named, for the recovery of the
penalties alleged to have been forfeited by the
Pennsylvania Railroad company and others,
under the small note law, will be tried during
the October term of the District Court.
A DUEL BETWEEN AMERICANS IN ECROPE.-
It is reported that Daniel E. Bickel., Eaq., Sec
retary of the American Legation at London,
telegraphed, to Liverpool on the 11th ult., to
know whether John Van Buren, Esq., then ex
expected in the steamer from New York, had
arrived, and if so, where he could be found, hie
object being, it is said, to send a challenge to
fl flit a duel somewhere on the continent of
Europe. Mr. Sickles, it ia alleged, was great.
ly offended at a sprech made by Mr. Van Bu
ren, in Tammany Hall, last winter, reflecting
rather personally upon him.
VA. Two hack drivers, in two funeral pro.
cessions which entered a cemetery at Cincinnati
at the same time, got into a dispute about the
grave, when one attempted to draw a slung
shot from his pocket, in order to strike the
other. A bystander immediately drew a pistol
from his pocket, and fired into the slung•shot
man's face, wounding him so severely that he
is not expected to recover.
BEAUTIFUL PRIZE.-A number of gentlemen
in Pittsburg, who formerly resided in Ohio,
have purchased a beautiful white mare, and
presented her to the Columbia Agricultural So.
ciety, to be given as a prip to the best lady
equestrian at the Exhibition of the Society,
which Mites place ti , ..xtSoctettih ,, r st N. Li,hon.
The America's News.
The royal mail steamship America, Captain
Lang, from Liverpool on the sth inst., arrived
at Halifax on Wednesday evening.
The America sailed at 7 o'clock the same
evening for Boston, where she will be due ear.
ly on Friday morning.
The Eastern War.
THE DANUBE.—The news from the Danube
continues generally favorable to the allies, but
nothing decisive has taken place.
On the morning of the 30th the Russians are
stated to have attacked the Turkish and French
camp at Giurgevo, but were totally defeated,
with the loss of 2000 killed and a large number
The Russians were retreating in forced mar
ches. They have quitted Frateschi, and it was
occupied by the • Turks.
The evacuation of Wallachia was completed,
and a proclamation had been issued, declaring
that all the soldiers who remained behind would
be considered deserters. •
The Russian troops were being concentrated
on the Seretla. _ _ _
Omer Pacha was, expected to arrive at Buch
arest on the 31st July, and would meet with a
It is believed that force must be employed
to dislodge the Russians from Moldavia.
The Austrian army under Prince Lichten
stein is ordered to advance from Pesth to Gal-
Maim tho army in Gallacia moving towards the
The Archduke Albrecht has removed his
headquarters to Cronstadt, in the south-east cor
ner of Transylvania.
The total Austrian force on the frontiers
reached 330,000 men, under command of Bs
roe Dekess. The frontiers have not been cros
sed, but the preparations for hostilities were on
a colossal scale.
Russia makes no warlike demonstration to
wards the Prussian frontiers.
The cholera was increasing in violence at
The third French division left Varua on the
27th for Kustencje and Silistria.
The accounts from Montenegro one unsatis•
factory. Prince Daniel was mourning a threat.
ening attitude towards the Turks at Aputz.
The Black Sea.
The allied fleets,- with Generals Canrobert
and Brown, had proceeded towards the Crimea
coast to reconnoitre.
The Times declare positively that a force of
from 80,000 to 100,000 men—British, French
and Turks—will immediately invade the Cri
mea, and will attempt to effect a lodgement on
the heights that command Sebastopol.
The fleet was at Letsund at latest accounts.
Gen. Baraguay d'Hilliers had had an interview
with the King of Sweden. His Majesty de
dares his willineess to unite with the Western
Powers on certain conditions.
D'Hilliers, with the French troops, had join
ed the fleet off the Aland Islands.
Karats Karieby had been reinforced by be
Four hundred British, on the 18th, made a
descent on Folings, in the Island of Dose', and
after destroying tour boats, retired.
Since the 23d, the blockade of the ports in
the Gulf have been more rigorous, it not being
possible for any vessel to enter or leave.
The Russian Emperor, Archduke Constan•
tine and the Archduchess, had a narrow escape
from being captured by an English steamer,
Admiral Corry had returned home, an inval..
The reported defeat of the Turks by the Rua.
sians, at Kars, is confirmed, and the Russians
were besieging Kars.
Cholera had made its appearance ,rnong the
British troops. •
Affairs were generally tranquil.
Espartero had taken the oath et President
of the new Council.
On the 2d instant, the barricades as Madrid
were being removed at Espartero's request.
The nomination of O'Donnell is the most
popular of any in the new ministry.
The Canadian Legislative Council bill was
paned to a second reading in the House of
Commons, on the 4th instant.
The Bank of England reduced the minimum
rate of interest to five per cent., on the 4th.
ARRIVAL OP THE BALTIC.
NEW YORK, Aug. 19-4 P. M.--The U. S.
Mail Steamer Baltic has arrived with Liverpool
dates to August 9th, four days later than were
brought by the America.
Madame Grisi and Signor Mario are among
Cotton was firm; sales of the three days 26,-
000 bales. Flour was in good request, but ra
ther heavy. Western Canal was quoted at 325;
Ohio 345; Wheat had advanced 2d; corn Id.
Lard was firm; rice dull; pork dull; beef un
changed. Consols closed on the Bth at 93i.
The expedition against Crimea and Sebasto
pol, had left Varna. There was nothing
ni to as to the result of the bombardment of ei
ther place, although it was ordered, and had no
doubt taken place. Great anxiety was manifes
ted to know the result. Bomersund was also
to be attacked, as was generally expected.
The Russian steamer Alddiman has made a
successful sortie from the strong fortress of Se
bastopol, and destroyed three Turkish merchant
vessels. She had also chased also the English
steamer Cyclops, but was unable to encounter
her. Two English steamers, after having des
troyed the Russian convents on the shores of
the White Sea, having entered the Gulf of On
ogshinn, near Archangel.
At Cronstadt, the Arch Duke Constantine
had a narrow escape from drowning by the up
setting of a boat. Admiral Galitzin and four
seamen were drowned.
The Turkish army was advancing cautiously
on Bucharest. The rear guard of the Russian
forces was about half way between Bucharest
and Bascom, and on the 3d ult., the Turkish
army had not entered Bucharest.
The Inflexible reached Constantinople on the
27th, bringing several more prizes from the
Selina mouth of the Danube, where the British
blockading force have most effectually levelled
every building, barring a church, in which the
enemy could enconse himself.
An official dispatch from Odessa reached Vi.
corm late on Saturday, stating that the French
and English fleets were seen off Sebastopol on
the 30th, the steamer haring, transports in tow.
This news was conveyed from Sebastopol to
Odessa in a day, and immediately telegraphed
through to St. Petersburg.
It was rumored that twelve vessels of war
had cannonaded Aland Islands for seven hours,
and that the French were in occupation of theta.
Omer Pacha had asked for permission to
make lodgment for twelve thousand men in
Bucharest, and that rations for twenty thous
and should be supplied outside of the walls.
The Rritisli steamer Fury entered Sebasto.
pot in the night. She was fired at with shot
and shell, but suffered no damage. •
The cholera in the English camp sit Varna
Great preparations were making for the im
mediate advance of the allied troops.
The Turkish army is advancing in three col.
umns towards Bucharest.
Sratx.—The barricades have been taken
down at Madrid. It was reported that an arm
ed mob had• forbidden Queen Christiana to
leave Madrid without payment of a large sum
of money. The wealthy inhabitants were loan.
ing Barcelona, fearing an insurrection.
The Queen mother defers Ler departure, as
the roads are not yet considered . safe.
When the body of the Xing's brother was re
moved for interment at Madrid, he followed la
the disguise of a priest.
ENOLAND.—The payment of £500,000 on
account of Exchequer Wade tended tolecrease
the pressure in monetary affairs on Tuesday.
111 Friday an tininaky Day t
For many ages, Friday has been frovrttliti up
on as a day of ill omen. And though this pre
judice is less prevalent now than it had been of
yore, when superstition had general away, yet
there are many even in this matter-oliket Age
of ours, who would hesitate on a day so hums
?Miens, to begin an undertaking of momentous
import. And how many brave mariners, whose
hearts nnquailing could meet the wildest fury
of their ocean home, would blanch to• oven
bend their sails on Friday? But to ahOm you
with how much reason this feeling is indalied,
let us examine the following important' hoii in
connection with our new settlement and great
ness as a nation, and we will see hot little
cause we Americans have to dread the fatal
On Friday, August 31,. 1492, Christopher
Columbus sailed ou his great voyage of disco'.
On Friday, October 12th, 1492, he first dis
On Friday, January 9th, he sailed on his re
turn to Spain, which, if he had not reached in
safety, the happy result would never have been
known which led to the settlement of this vast
On Friday, March 15th, 1493, he arrived at
Palos in safety.
On Friday, June 13th, 1494, he, though un
known to himself, discovered the continent of
On Friday, March sth, 1496, Henry VII, of
England, gave to John Cabot his commission,
which led to the discovery of North America.
This was the first American state paper in En
On Friday, Sept. 7th, 1565, Melendez found•
ed St. Augustine, the oldest settlement in the
United States by more than forty years.
On Friday, November 10th, 1620, the May
flower, with the Pilgrims, made the harbor of
Provincetown. And on the same day they
signed that august compact, the forerunner of
our present glorious constitution.
On Friday, December 22d, 1620, .the Pil
grims made their final landing at Plymouth
On Friday, February 224, George Washing.
ton, the Father of American Freedom, was
born. _ .
On Friday, Juno IGth, Bunker Hill was lei.
zed cud foriified.
On Friday, October 7th. 1777, the surrender
of Saratoga was made, which had such power
and influence in inducing France to declare
for our cause.
On Friday, September 22d, 1780, the tree
son of Arnold was laid bare, which saved ua
from destruction. '
On Friday, October 19th, 1781,'the. surren
der at Yorktown, the crowning glory of the
American arms, occurred.
On Friday, July 4th, 1776, the motion in
Congress was made by John Adams, seconded
by Richard Henry Lee, that the Milted Colo
nies were, and of right ought to be, free and
Thus,. by numerous examples, we see that'
however it easy be with other nations, Ameri
cans need never dread to begin on Friday any
undertaking, however momentous it may be.—
Dreadful iipl9siort--809 Begs of Pow-
Last night, at 2} o'clock, the magazine situ•
ated on the Maysville and Lexington turnpike
road at the lower end of the city, was fired by
miscreants unknown, and its contents, 800 kegs
of blasting and rifle powder, were burned, caus•
ing a terrific explosion and great destruction of
property. In the neighborhood of the magazine
fired were two other magazines containing pots
der, which were blown up, and a part of the
powder, it is supp ofied, burned. There were
two distinct explosi on a preceded by flashes of
vivid light. Not a house in the city of Mace.
silk, East Maysville, or Aberdeen, escaped in.
jury. The houses on Fourth street near the
scene of the explosion had the roofs lifted off,
and walls curved so as to render them untene,
ble. Many houses on Second and Third streets
were pertbrated with stones and the walls
smashed. A stone weighing 431bs, was found
in Aberdeen, l miles from the spot. The
stones on the turnpike were lifted front their
bed, and the road mutilated.
No one was killed. Wm. P.. Conwell was the •
only person seriously injured; he received sun•
dry cuts and bruises, and two large stonesweru.
found in the bed where he was sleeping. A ne
gro woman was also slightly injured. The,
Common School house, the houses of J W.
Rand and his Seminary. of J. Bierbrower,
Blain, Jas. Spalding, Dr. Seaton, together with.
many others, arc in ruins.
,Indeed, the same
may be said of all the other.buildings in the ci
ty. The doors are broken from the hinges.win•
dow sashes smashed, walls curved and broken,
and the whole city presents a scene of desols•
tion, rarely, if ever witnessed. $200.000, it is
thought, will be required to put the housee in
a comfortable, safe and tenatable condition.
$lOOO reward have been offered for the per
petrators of tho act; and Judge Duvall bases).
led a special term of .the Criminal Court, in or
der that investigation may be had before the
Grand Jury.--dfuysville Express, Aug. 13.
SINGCLATI, TRIAL.—In the last foreign news,
is a curious trial, giving the particulars of an
attempted abduction by Mr. Carden, at Path•
ronau, Ireland, of a young lady, Miss Arbuth•
not, who is the sister of Mrs. Gough, wife of
the Hon. Captain Gough, the son of lord
Gough, lateq - advancedeo'the peerage for hia
sorvicee in India. Mr. Carden, it appears,
wished to revive that wild Irish practice of tin,
last century—abducting beautiful heiress and
marrying them against their will. According•
ly, with several retainers murderously armed,
ho stopped the carriage of the fair one,ia which
were also her sisters, married and unmarried,
while it was coming from the Parish Church,
where she had received the sacrament. The
three ladies were dragged from their carriage,
and Mr. Carden had a desperate struggle tose
cure Miss Arbuthnot, but not succeeding at the
moment, called on the strongest of his guard
for help; but the chance presence of souse men
put the miscreants to'llight—a shepherd of lord
Cough's giving Mr. Carden a flogging with his
own whip. Upon the trial it appeared thatthe
most approved means for stopping feminine
cries were provided by the abductor, including
chloroform. The tough resistance offered by
the heiress saved her. Another moment and she
would have been carried off before the chance
aid came up. It is said that Carden is a mon
omaniac on the subject of abducting an heir
ea, and was ready to go to Spain for that pur
pose. He will not go under two years, for the
Court sentenced him to that term at hard labor.
Why Austria Falters.
A letter from Hungary to a German paper
in New York, generally well informed on Eu•
ropeau polities, dated Debreczin, July 22d,
"If you should read in the papers that the
Common Council of this town tax subscribed
one million.of florins to the new Austrian loan,
you need not take it for any marks of sympa•
thy towards the military government of Aus
tria. The loan is subscribed to by the people
for the purpose of assisting in carrying on a
war. tis war against some ono that we are
longing for, no matter whether against French,
English, Turks or Russians. It makes bet lit.
tle difference with us against whom. We Hum
garians are liVing in the firm conviction that
war is the beat occasion for an outbre4 that
can offer. Whoever is the opponent, the true
sons of Hungary enlisted in the Austrian quiz
would go over to the enemy to fight their etas
greatest enemy, the Austrians. This yen may
take as the real cause why the Council has size•
ed money for the Austrian war expenditure.
The same fact shows itself in the predent en.
listment of eighty thousand Ilungartans. They
have voluntarily done this, to get liotelof anat.
The Express - is inclined to helieve that them
is something snore - than idle in this,
and that there can he little doubt that it is a
conviction of this kind 'dial induces Anstrie to
falter and hesitate as to which side she ouebs
to join- - the allies or . tbe Nay..
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