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Stroudsburg, Pa. Nov. 6, 1810.
Terms, $2,00 in advance; f2.23, half yearly ; and $2,50 tf not
para oeioic me cna 01 me year.
The returns from this State are uiv
official, except from the Citywhich
has given Van Buren only 1051 raa-
THE LATEST RETURNS.
From the Pennsylvania Inquirer of Thursday.
Knowing the anxiety that exists in the pub
inrirv TriAT.nr.ne mnfMivnf'Kr Ooimo,! He mind, in relation to the results of the recent
onnn tu, c?4. - n i election m Pennsylvania,- we have, in conriex
3000. The State has no doubt gone
for Ha rrison by a handsome majori-
A Drcadfiil Outrage.
An extra from the Harrisburg Chronicle savs:
itWT- I r , .
e iearn irom a passenger who came m
the cars from Lancaster last evening, that Cam
eron s infamous blood-hounds attacked R. W.
Middleton, Esq., the independent editor of the
.Lancaster Examiner, while at the polls, knock
ed him down, jumped upon him, and cut his
face in the most horrible manner; the flesh was j
cut nearly off on both sides of his face, and left
ills cheek and jaw bones nearly bare!"
If this be true, the Governor of the State
owes it to himself to bring the offenders to his-
tice, by offering a large reward for thair appre
hension; ana also to dismiss forthwith lrom
employment in the service of the Common-
ion with an intelligent friend, gone over all the
returns, and compared the various reports, with
the object ot arriving at a calm, reasonable and
unprejudiced conclusion. The table made" un
der these circumstances, will be found below
We have depended upon our own returns, when
received from known and responsible resour
ces, and upon the returns of our opponents
when they appeared to possess the most accu
rate information. It will be seen that the riia
jonty for General Harrison is exceedingly
small, and the probability is, that the actual re
suit will not be known in Pennsylvania, unti
the promulgation of the official reports, and in
the most lormal manner.
Thus fan the official returns have not been
received from one third of the counties of the
State, and in almost every instance in which
they have been received, they have been found
to vary lrom the reports before in circulation
wealth, the principal m this outrage, who is ful- Thus then, with a rnntMt tm Yhr?intrTv ofrtef
i,r j .c i t - -i I ' . : : ov
jv MiutTu, auu wausciiame uas oeen associated we repeat that the truth wi not be fu v asfr-
with almost every outrage recently perpetrated tained until we shall have received the returns
on tne line oi railroad. ?n t nir;i
the counties ol the Commonwealth
This State has given a Harrison majority of fnst attaching confidence to rumors
upwards of 2200. We rather think her broad - ? been bruSht b Passenge" f
seal will be respected hereafter.
caution our friends against betting, and also
instances we have reason to belive, that such
rumors have been manufactured and for mer
cenary and fraudulent purposes.
It is not worth while to givo the details in
the various counties. Harrison's majority will AlWhanv
lint frill slinrf nf I J
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OFFICIAL ELECTION RETURNS 1840.
Townthips. Harrison. Van Buren.
Stroud 131 160
Hamilton 45 222
Lower Smithfield 42 183
Middle Smithfield 2 208
Chestnuthill 23 201
Pocono 18 146
Ross 32 147
Price 12 51
Coolbaugh 5 31
Tobykmna 35 98
Van Buren's majority 1102
Pike county Election Returns.
Van Buren's majority
From the Baltimore American of Wednesday.
Couniies. Har. V. B. gain.
Baltimore city 7295 73:20 238
Baltimore co. 1248 1874 46
Cecil 1188 1055 108
Hartford 1343 1243 83
Carroll 1475 1510 35
Annapolis 189 123 44
Pr. Georges, 2 dis 80 maj
505 maj 224 maj 115
154 maj 103
From the N. Y. Courier of Wednesday.
HAIL CONNECTICUT !
In this State, as well as in Rhode Island,
there is a largo Whig gain on the last election.
Appeaiances indicate that the Whig majority
is increased to 8000 votes. It will no doubt
be the case in all the States where elections
have taken place during the summer previous
to Mr. Butler's "fifteenth of October," that Har
rison will run decidedly better than the local
From the U. S. Gazette, of Friday.
The returns from Virginia are from about 60
counties. These give a nett Whig gain, on
1836, of about 2200.
The Hon. William-C. Rives, who came from
Virginia yesterday, said that the State was safe
Correspondence of the United States Gazette
BALTIMORE, Nov. 5, 1840.
9 o'clock A. M. 5
All eyes are now turned upon Virginia. I
have returns as follows, from 56 counties, which
exhibit a large Whig gain on the election of '36.
We find things looking better than yesterday,
and our friends in Richmond are in fine spirits.
it is certamrhowever, that the Loco Focos have
1 .1. t - ' .1 ' . Ill
uono meir oesi m ineir strong-noius and giv
en unexpectedly large majorities against us m
bhenandoah and Rockingham; yet notwith
standing this, we have gained largely on them,
compared with tho last Presidential election.
The result in the counties of Louisa, Fluvana,
Albemarle, and Nelson, (Conservative couniies
in Mr. RivcsTs district,) are full of promise. Ev
ery thing now depends on the Vote of the coun
ties on the North Carolina border, and Little
Tennessee, and what is known as the Mont
gomery Congressional District.
We have just received advice from Harris
burg. The opinion of every person there is that
HARRISON IS ELECTED by a majority of
not less than 200 and not more than 500. This
news comes in a manner which entitles to full
ale of Wight
King and Queen
Har. V. B. White. V. B.
2 217 386
66 70 174
73 83 180
100 41 108
18 100 171 196
192 61 185
Prom the Providence Journal Extra of Tuesday.
Rhode Island the Flag State.
A Whig Maj. in every County.
The Election has resulted most gloriously.
The Whig majority (2 towns to be heard from,)
is 1976 in a vote of 8380. If any other State
can do better than this, she is welcome to, but
we should like to see the vote; if not, we claim
tho r lag which is to reward the btate giving
the largest majority in proportion to its vote
Below are returns from all the towns in the
Staie except Charlestown and New Shoreham
which will not materially vary the result.
Rhode Island has done her duty, and has per
formed the pledjre she made when the Old
Hero was nominated.
When our express arrived with the glorious
intelligence, a Whiff procession was formed at
the lown House add marched through the city
to the inspiring music of the Brass Band, and
the far louder vocal strains in honor of Old Tip
Bonfires were made upon Jefferson's Plains
and other conspicuous places, lighting up (he
citv with the most brilliant illumination. Joy
was upon every face, and congratulations ex
changed on all sides by the men whose exer
tions had been crowned with such triumphant
50 46 100
179 103 31
398 580 243 353
259 225 241 216
334 152 52 300
444 397 287 246
192 149 108 57
110 158 102 171
1269 381 935 254
168 new county
500 - 229
500 617 30
310 284 6
230 150 52
581 176 115 108
83 93 76
G9 177 126
21 62 96
700 536 239
400 309 681
153 429 363
168 109 4
79 08 4
33 161 179
Correspondence of the Cour. it Inquirer
extract to the editor dated
Boston 3d Nov., 1840.
My Dear Sir I send you with this, a slip
from my office, containing the latest news from
Maine. Returns are in from 22 towns, mostly
from Cumberland County, and the nett Whig
gain over the September election is 294. Four
of these towns, in York county, show a Whig
gain of 100, and the remainder of the gain is
principally in Cumberland county.
These returns are far more favorable for the
Whigs than our most sanguine friends had an
ticipated, as they expected to lose something
in the sea port towns, by reason of the absence
of many Whigs, who were at home in Septem
ber, and make their gain in the country towns.
Instead of a loss, however, we are gaining
ground, and if the country towns do as well as
they promised, the State is safe for Harrison
by a large majority,
I have a letter from the Chairman of the
State Central Committee, dated at Portland,
half past 8 o'clock, last evening, which says,
" we have thus far outdone all our calculations,
and the prospect now is that wo have swept
the Stato by a large majority," Yours.
OFFICIAL ELECTION RETURNS;
Bethlehem 1 101
East Penn 104
Lower Mount Bethel 171
Lower Nazareth 77
Mauch Chunk 81
Upper Mount Bethel 194
Upper Nazareth 170
Van Buren's majority
Ireadf ul Murder and Suicide.
The following particulars are from the New
Haven Herald of Wednesday:
Our neighboring towns were shocked yester
day with the report of a most dreadful murder,
and tho suicide of the murderer, which took
place at Wallingford at an early hour in the
morning. The circumstances as stated to us
are as follows:
A woman, the wife of Atwater Allen, of Wal
lingford, applied to the Superior Court, now sit
ting in this town, on Monday last, and obtained
a bill of divorce. In the operation she was as
sisted by a mart named David H. Hotchkiss, in
whose house, arid under whose protection she
had lived for the last twelve months. On re
turning from Court on Monday evening, Hotch
kiss wished her to marry him, but her mother
coming on a visit to her, and wishing to confer
with her,she declined. The mother and daugh
ter slept together, and Hotchkiss in another
In the morning Hotchkiss called on Mrs. Al
len to get up, which she did not do. and he
called a second time. His call not being at
tended to, he became infuriated, and having pro
cured an axe he went into the room and struck
the woman while in bed with the axe, each blow
proving fatal, but with savage ferocity he turn
ed the edge ot his axe, and literally chopped his
victim limb from limb. The desperate man
then returned to his own room, and with a knife
severed the jugular vein, and in a short time
bled to death. He seems to have beea sitting
on the edge of the bed, when he thrust his large
pocKei Kime mio tne side ol his neck, by which
le opened a jugular vein, after which he walk
ed a few steps towards the door, as the bloody
racK oi nis leet indicated; but probably finding
limself faint, returned and threw himself upon
the bed, where he soon expired.
vve understand tharalrthe parties enared
in this are of the lowest order of society, and
very intemperate. The immediate agent in this
awful catastrophe was rum, Hotchkiss havin
purchased two quarts on Monday, most of which
le naa consumed.
HEAR COIi. CUOGHAIY!
TJie Slanderers of Harrison Sinallr
II c bilked !
Among the basest deeds, even of Loco-Fo-coism,
is the trick of Kendall and Blair in pub
lishing certain letters of Col. Croghan, written
to Gen. Harrison under a temporary misappre
hension and excitement, some fifteen years ago.
How they were obtained we cannot discover;
but the Globe distinctly admitted that it had m
authority to publish them! But this was not the
worst of the business. They were falsely giv
en to the public as the " Correspondence hcticcen
Col. Croghan and Gen. Harrison,7' while Gen.
Harrison's Utters were entirely suppressed!
and their place supplied by a malignant and de
ceptive commentary from the en of Ames
Kendall ! Could knavery go farther than
Col. Croohan. we perceive, disdains to bo
even a passive accomplice in this base assault
on his old commander. He has come out with
a direct disclaimer of the whole Globe manu
facture, stating that the publication of his ol I
letters was unauthorized, and that he regards
Gen. Harrison as a wise and able commander,
without fear or reproach. But we leave his.
letter and that of Gen. Gaines to speak for
themselves; only entreating the friends of Gen.
Harrison and of the Country's honor to place
them in the hands of every honest man who
has been deceived in regard to Col. Croghan's
feelings and sentiments by the falsehoods of the
Loco-Foco press. Here are the documents:
From the St. Louis Republican, Oct. S.
Below we publish the correspondence be
tween Col. Churchill and Col. Croghan, relative
to Gen. Harrison. This correspondence puts
to rest the vexed question of Col. Croghan's
opinions of Gen. Harrison, and will, doubtless,
put the Globe man to much uneasiness, as it
overturns all his labored arguments to prove
Harrison ungrateful to Col. C. The communi
cation comes full late. If any injury has re
sulted from the publication of Col. C.'s private
correspondence, this will hardly be to neutral
ize its effects. By the way, we cannot esteem
it any thing else than a false delicacy which
has kept this exposition back thus long. Whilst
we admit the propriety ol a U. b. omcer keep
ing aloof from the party contests of the day,
we cannot see any obligation resting on him to
stand by for months and see his name used to
do injustice to another
St. Louis, Sept. 26, 1840.
Dear Colonel : I am well aware that you
take no part in the political wartare of the
times, and it is from no desire to draw you
from your neutrality that I now address you.
During the last two years I have had the
pleasure frequently to meet you, and have nev
er yet heard you declare yourselt lor either o:
the Presidential candidates now before the Peo
ple, and I have no wish to see you commit
yourself on this subject. 1 believe, sir, that
ypur relations with Gen. Harrison as well as
with Mr. Van Uuren are of the most friendly
character, and that you regard them both with
feelings of friendship. Whilst you disparage
neither, I have heard you speak of both iu
terms ol praise, and i leel satisfied that you
will answer the questions I ask yon in the can
dor and sincerity of a soldier.
Some letters of yours have been recently pub
lished during your absence from Washington
and many have endeavored to produce tho im
pression that Jrou hare authorized the publica
tion, and have thrown your influence against
Gen. Harrison. I do not believe that it is so ;
but would like to learn from yourself, whether
the publication of those letters was authorized
At Tippecanoe you were one of the Aids of
Gen. Boyd, and performed a glorious part in
that, as in other hard fought battles, which have
added to the fame and honor of our country.
I should be pleased to know if on that occasion.
or at any time during the war, Gen. Harrison
showed any want of braver'; and further, if the
ground selected for the encampment of his
troops at Tippecanoe was injudiciously or im
During the war, sir, you performed a most
distinguished part, and your name will always
i i ... . -
be associated wnn us most brilliant achieve
ments, as long as there is left one American
heart to admire your gallant and glorious de-
ence oi oanausKy. i ou have had as good an
opportunity to term a correct opinion of the
courage and conduct of Gen. Harrison, as any
other officer, and I should bo pleased to have
your opinion upon these matters.
SAMUEL B. CHURCHILL.
St. Louis, Oct. 6th, 1840.
Colonel Churchill: In reply to your letter of
tho twenty-sixth ultimo, I can only state, that
the publication of the letters to u'liirli -J.
ude was not authorised by tne, and that t nev
er, during the whole war, saw General Ilnrrisu:
at any time show any want of courage. On th.
contrary 1 have every reason tobelievi! I. in.
rave man. Upon the receint of-
J dressed a letter to (idruvnl -.-TV l.
I held rreqiieut conversations yew :iMtX.
io lowing iecr oi iit contains tlv- :llit
which I then entertained, am which 1 'lill
Counterfeit. The Cincinnati
Republican cautions the public against
receiving $100 notes on the bank of
Oieaveland, of a new issue. They are
so well executed tlmt CfnrnvQ nova
- . v. w UUTV1U1 ilAm
been taken by the different banks in
;he tormer citty. The numbers nn
the bills range from 440 to 460,
St. Louis, Oct. 2d, IS 10.
Jiear CoIomI' At your request, i stated i .
you the substance of our several conversation
touching your opinion of General Harrison a:
your unhappy difference with that distingue'
The first conversation which took place 1
tween us was at Fort Stephenson, where i
commanded m the early part of Septe.nb
eighteen hundred and thirteen, Wi