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T2iui'Ml;iy, August JS,
WH!C NOfVIiNATfONS.
IOIi CANAL COMMISSIONS, ,
MOSES lOVViAB.t., Lancaster County
FOR AUDITOR onXKRAL,
ALEX. U. MrCliUKK, Franklin Co.
si rvkyor oi:ni:kal,
CIIK2STIAIV i?3 YE ItS, Uhrion Co.
Hcart-Kcnditiff Accident.
o
"Vc are called upon this morning to
chronicle a heart-rending accident, and
one too, which should he a lasting caution
to all who are employed ahout machinery;
and by which Mr. Pktkr Hutu, a citizen
of Hamilton township, lost Lis life, on
Monday last, lie was employed as a
hand at the Tannery of Messrs. Keller
k Sumncy, at Ivellcrsvtlle, and at the
time of the accident, was tending the
liyde-fullcr or breaker, and by some mis
hap became entangled in the machinery
and was instantly killed. llis breast
bone and ribs were crushed in a most hor
rible manner. Wc sympathiso deeply
with the bereaved family. Mr. II. was
about 22 years old.
A call for a Temperance Convention, to be
held at the Court-llouee in this place, on
Tuesday next, will be found in nnothcr col
umn of to day's Jrffcrsuniun. The Conven
tion will be organized at 10 A. M. Several
able speakers will be present. .
Potato Rot.
We have been informed that the Pota
to disease has mado its appearauco in
Coolbaugh township, and also in some
portion of Stroud, and fro ai appearances,
home pieces will not bo worth digging,
and the present state of the weather is
very much against the prospect of recov
ery of any fields which already shows
symptoms of disease.
We shall feel ourselves uudcr obliga-iion-5
to all who will give us early infor
mation of the proguess of this descase.
The Ilonesdale JDcmorraL says the rot
has made its appearance in most parts of
"Wayne count, and that the crop will be
short and iuferior, if it shall escape com
plete destruction.
Mifflin Comity.
The Whigs held a public meeting at
Lewistown on the 2d inst., and Gen. War
31. Inwi.v delivered an able address.
Kesolutions denouncing President Pierce
for his Abolition and Disunion appoint
ments, and Gov. Bigler for increasing
the State Debt, and pledging a firm sup
port to the Whig State ticket were adop
ted, attended with the following declara
tion of principles :.
Resolved, That the Whigs of Mifiliu
rounty adhere to their cherished princi
ples, as advocated by the great Orator
and Statcmau of Ken tuck y, Henry' day,
as well as other .distinguished patriots
who have held duty to their country su
perior to personal ambition. Anions
these principles wc recognize.
A Tariff, having just regard to the La
bor, Industry, and Manufacturers of out
own country in preference to all others;
A distribution of the Proceeds arising
from the sale of the Public Lands among
all the States;
The Kight of Petition.
(From the N. 0. Piayune, Aug. 0 )
The Epidemic Deaths and Inter
ments Remarks
The following is a table of the inter
ments for the week endiug at 0 A. M.,
Friday the Oth inst., as furnished by the
Secretary of the board of Health. The
reports arc made up to G A. M., each day.
Total. Yellow Fever.
Saturnay, July 30f Jo 4
Suuday, " 31, 157
Monday, Aug. 1, 142
; Tuesday, " 2, 135
Wcdnc'y, " 140
Thursday, " 4, JG6
Friday, " 5, 150
12G
137
100
105
123
143
128
Total,
1050 879
The total interments for the week end
ing at G A. M., on Friday, the 29th ult.,
(the week previous to the above) were 720,
of which 5GG were of Yellow Fever.
The interments of the two weeks, coni-
parrod, present the following tabic:
Week ending G A. M. on
Total Interments. Yellow Fever.
3-ida3', Aug. 0, 1050 879
Friday, July 29, 726 5GG
Showing an hi crease for the week end
ing yesterday of 324, total iuteruicnts, and
313 interments of yellow fever over the
week ending the 29th ult.
JG"A Woman's llights Convention is
to be held in New York city, in Septem
ber next.
J5S?An immense crop of wheat and
corn, it is said, will be produced in Illinois
this year.
jSgyThe real property of the city and
County of New York is estimate
ated at
6D0,Ot)0,O.0Q.
w
Khistrated News.
"In consqeuencc of the increased space
required for the Crystal Palace Illustra
tions, the Illustrated News will hereafter
be published permanently thefull size of 10
pages. A magnificent presentation plate,
the largest engraving ever issued in A
meiiea, will be published in a few weeks
and sent gratuitously to all subscribers.
We confess wc cannot see the justice of
the opposition which has been raised to
the News. If Beach & JJarnum publish
a paper worthy of support honorable to
the craft let it be patronized, wo say,
whether the proprietors be rich or poor.
Some editors talk as if Glcason, of the
"Pictorial Companion," had an exclusive
riiilU to this fie M of literature and art!
and that all others are poachers upon his
premises ! Such a principle would arrest
all progress of improvements in this bus
iness, it would have broken down Dr.
Franklin" in the very outset of his career
as a publihcr for there was already one
paper in the State when his was com
menced ! The News is 3 a year.
Number of Railroad Accidents,
117A the Allied and Wounded, during
each Mouth of the Urcsent Year
Months. No. of accidents. Killed wounded
January,
February,
March,
April,
May,
J une,
July,
August,
12 20 40
0 G. 1 1
11 24 G2
4 25 54
8' 54 49
5 6 19
11 8 22
5 2G 70
05 17G 333
Total Aug. 12th Go
Siciy-Jive cusulties, a hundred and seventy-six
deaths, and three hundred and
thirty-tit rcc persons injured! There is a
total which should put our civilzation to
the blush. N. Y. Herald.
Piomtlie Wayne county llcraltl.
Who will be our Judge?
Wc arc accosted with the above inter
rogation many times each day, br per
sons of all parties, and they are compel
led to leave us no wiser from our answer.
As a matter of course we know nothing
of the result of the judicial contest, and
very little of the prospects of any candi
date. In this county the matter is seldom
mentioned, and from that fact wc mast
conclude there is but little interest taken
in the issue between rival candidates;
t .i '. i" i ii. .
wnne in ine remaining couuues oi
District there arc unmistakable signs of a
more zealous contest.
However little, wc aro free to acknowl
edge, wc know of the prospects and do
ings of auy candidate, wc arc not willing
to say we liave no choice in the selection
We have "a decided choice, and that is
for him who can reach the Lench, free
from political blemish, and unsurrounded
by "friends to reward or enemies to pun
ish." c arc therefore opposed to any
candidate who is unable to secure his
nomination and election without mingling
iu a personal and bitter political canvass
for, however pure may be his motives as
a Judge, there is something in the na
ture of the inner, man, that allows him to
imbibe prejudices, which will work injus
tice, unpcrccivcd by the oppressor, though
notuufcli bv-tbc oppressed. It is a wise
and well settled maxim, that a Jud
whose opinions and decisions in court, arc
supposed to be tinged by his political
considerations and prejudices, is pronoun
ced unfit to hold a seat upon the bench.
The deep feelings that politics excite in
the human breast, arc experienced by too
many to be denied. I he ties of blood,
church, marriage, and business, are all
too weak to rule the strong preferences
of a politician. They may modify his ac
tions, but seldom separate him from his
political friends.
Some may say this is a novel position
for a democrat to take in a never failing
democratic district, but it is nono the
less the only oue that should be taken by
the Press. The best, and wc sometimes
think the only argument ever produced
against the elective judiciary, was that it
induced candidates to seize upon local
political prcjudicies, to sccuro their elec
tion, and thereby carry with them upon
the Bench those biased feelings towards
persons and localities, that must wrap
l hfir iiidminioiit and make their luuicial
acts obnoxious and oppressive. Hence it
is that every preventive should be regard
ed in the selections of our Judges, and
when it is impossible to find a neutral pol-
itieian qualified for, that high trust, we
should be sure to discriminate between an
honorable parly man and a managing po
litical demagogue. To carry this point
a little further, we will say, that auy law
yer whose popularity as a gentleman, and
a scholar, is insufficient to procure him an
election, without a resort to low manage
ment and pcrsoual electioneering, should
be comddered unworthy of that office,
and consequently a proper subject for an
effectual opposition. Wc are strongly
inclined to that belief, and if wc do not
mistake the general feeling iu this coun
ty, there are many others on the same
platform.
There is no officer in the government who
has so direct and unchecked a power o
vcr the property, liberty aud life of his
constituent;1, as that of a President Judge.
If his heart is agam:;t a party in Uourt,
his power to crush him is equal to his dc-
sires. lie can wieiu ine secpire oi ms
office for ten long years, and his victims
may pray to God for redress, for in most
cases there is no other superior to repair
the wrong. The lengthy tenure of a
Judge, and the almost unlimited power
reposed in his hands, should induce the
utmost scrutiny of the Leart aud of the a
bilitics, before any candidate is pronoun
ced worthy of the Bench. We trust the
good citizens, not only of this county, but
of every county in the district, will move
with proper care in the primary elections,
and by no act of theirs, nor from any pro
fessions of candidates, be committed iu
behalf of an .unworthy and unqualified as
The Public Debt.
Wc hope every one of our readers will
give
the following .article an attentive
nnrsnal. It is coined from the regular
orgau of the democracy of Westmorland
eouuty second only to Berks in the
strength and steadiness of her democratic
majorities. As will be seen from a per
usal, it is written and published with a
view of producing a reform for the sake
of preserving the ascendency oftho party
in our State; but the facts it contains are
not the "less important to every tax-payer,
without reference to his political predi
lections. In fact, it is time party was
laid aside in the contemplation of the con
dition to which our finances have been
brought by mismanagement extrava
gance, aud frauds, on the part of thepub.
lic agents. It will be observed, too, that
the writer is candid enough to admit, wLat
the Locofoco organs -generally have Che
hardihood to deny in the face of irrefrag
able facts, that the democratic party are
responsible for the condition of our finan
ces. Of the 42,000,000 of public debt
under which our State Government and
our tax-payers uow groan, only $400,000
of it was contracted uudcr Whig rule: nnd
this comparatively paltry sum was bor
rowed under Governor Johnston's admin
istration, for the improvememnnt of the
Columbia llailroad in such a way as to
effect an immense annual saving to the
State.
Under the latter part of the Adminis
tration of "Honest Frank Shunk," who,
wc believe, deserved the appellation con
ferred by his friends, the rapid increase
of tho State Debt was arrested ; and the
credit of the Commonwealth began to be
restored. His successor, Gov. Johnston,
devoted his superior abilities and energy
to the same purpose, aud actually reduced
tho debt about three-fourths of a million
of dollars, through the operation of his
much abused "Sinking Fund;" and if his
policy had bcon continued, and anything
like co-operation on the part of other
branches of the government extended to
its aid, we might now spread tho gratify
ing intelligence that the Debt is fast van
ishing and must eventually be extinguish
ed. But opposition to Whig policy was
made a "Democratic' measure" and must
be carried out. And it has been carried
out, with a vengeance. We hopo the
peoplo will get their full satisfaction of
it. According to the Locofoco authority
we copy below, the State Debt has now
reached the enormous sum of 8-12,000,
000. When Gov. Johnston went out of
office, let it be remembered, it was only
a very small fraction over 840,000,000
Thus it will be perceived that one of the
most prominent fruits of Gov. Bigler's
Administration will be an increase of 82,
000,000 of the permanent debt of the
State.
Where, how, and by what means, the
reader may ask, has this occurred? We
poiut, for answer, to the frauds, corrup
tion, and favoritism on the public works
The remediy lies in an eutiro change in
the policy of the government, and in a
sale of the Public Works. Without these,
all hope is delusive: and with them, de
livcxance from the desolating evil may be
speedy and certain.
But read tho following; nnd remember
that it is " democratic" in its origin and
purpose:
From the Westmoreland Argus and Republican.
Gov. Bigler and (he State Debt.
Mr. Editor: The financial affairs of
our State have now reached a crisis which
demands the serious attention of the pco
pie of Pennsylvania. The construction
of public works involved the State in a
heavy debt. The hope has long since
been abandoned that the revenue derived
from the works would pay even the inter
est on the money invested: and although
the necessity of eventually paying off the
principal by direct taxation has been ap
plied, and the debt has gone on increas
ing until it now amounts to over forty
millions of dollars. It advanced in ad
verse times ; when the whole business of
the country was prostrated ; and when
ever' branch of industry is flourishing,
when tho gold of California is pouring by
the ship load into the country, in the
midst of a general prosperity, heretofore
unequalled in the western world, the State
debt is still increasing, and the old Key
stone keeps plunging deeper and deeper
into debt and difficulties. Business men
who became involved during previous
years, taking advantago of the general
prosperity are extricating themselves from
their former liabilities. In other States,
old bonds are being cancelled and paid
off, and Pennsylvania alone anords the
melancholy exception of a great State,
whose financial embarrassments are yearly
owing worse and worse.
Possessing natural advantages unequal
led in any land on the face of the earth,
a healthy climate a fertile soil .abund
ance of pure water immense deposits of
limestone building-stone iron ore
bituminous and anthracite coal vast
forests of timber numerous navigable
streams occupying a commanding posi
tion bordering upon the 'great lakes
the inland seas of America, placed at the
head of navigation of tho valley of the
Mississippi, her seaboard receiving tho
commerce of Europe and A'Bia, inhabited
by a population unsurpassed for industry,
energy and enterprise, why is it that
Pennsylvania, wearing the tetters or the
money lender, continues in hopeless bon-
lage? The honor of her citizens has al
ready been assailed, and on the first great
pressure in the money market, notwith
standing all their sacrifices, Penusylva
nians may again be stigmatized through
out the world. as repudiators and bank
rupts. The amount of taxes raised in this
State for tho last twenty years ha3 been
enormous, and if mismanagement and
mal-adminisrtation continues as hereto
fore, it will be impossible to estimate the
burdens that twenty years hence will be
imposed upon our citizens. raueniiy
and without a murmur have the annual
stipends been paid, long and anxiously i
lave our honest tanners looked lor some
diminution of the State del for some
streak of light, however faint,-on tbe dark
horizon,
3 JKlJlLUMOlBfimO iJkUtl
But they have looked in vain the
clouds have grown darker and more
gloomy and while our farmers arc now
paying a larger tax than is paid in some
of the European States, and' although the
amount paid by many of them yearly,
wpuld perchase a small farm in the west,
yet they would cheerfully make any ad
ditional efforts if they could but see any
prospect of the final extinguishment of the
State debt.
In Europe there is a class of politicians
who advocate a national debt as a na
tional blessing. No avowed specimens of.
this class have yet appeared in America,
but they will show themselaes in due
time. When an individual becomes in
volved he is at the mercy of his creditors;
when a State is financially embarassed
its finances and credit are controlled by
monied men and corporations. Unfortu
nate' is that nation whose destinies are in
the hands of brokers, and whoso legisla
tion is controlled by such influence! A
great, public debt 'should be the dread
and terror of a free people. They can
defend themselves from enemies without
and traitors within, but taxation will
break down the energies and destroy and
subdue the noblest peoplo on the face of
the earth. ,
It must be admitted that the adminis
tration of Governor Bigler has proved a
failure. The ship of the State is still
drifting before the same unpropitious
gales as formerly; he has not proved him
self "the pilot to weather the storm."
From every indication the State debt will
be increased from three to five millions
of dollars during his term; a mammoth
appropriation bill of over five millions of
dollars passed the last Legislature, and
received tho Executive sanction. A
diminution of the State debt was the plat
form on which Gov. Bigler stood before
his- election. Ilund reds, of Westmorland
farmers heard his financial views, and
hearing they had faith in him. They
have been deceived. If a man dccicvcs
us once, it is his fault; if twice, it is our
own. To the farmers of Westmoreland
county the State debt is now the GllE AT
QUESTION. They havo no faith in the
Democratic professions of any Governor
whose recommendations and acquiescon
ces cause an increase of tho State debt
in time of peace.
In 1837, by a report of the State Treas
urer the public debt of Pennsylvania was
824,731,243.
The State then held the following pub
lic property, viz :
Bank Stock,
Turnpiko and Bridge Stock,
Navigation Stock,
Balance in the Treasury 1st
May 1837,
Estimated amount of money
due on public lands,
82,108,700
2,597,098
410,000
1,904,209
1,000,000
8,020,007
Of these resources at least one half
were equivalent to cash. The State Debt
may be. estimated in 1837. at no greater
sum than 821,000,000. In '1853, the
debt is near 842,000,000. Has the debt
increased because less taxes arc paid?
Previous to 1840 the amount of State
taxes collected from this county was very
small. 1842, 1843 and 1844, Westmore
land county Stato tax duplicates amoun
ted 831,400
In 1851, '52 'and '53, the Stato tax
duplicates in the same county, amounted
to over S'o.uuu io per cent, since
1844 a corresponding increase has ta
ken place in other counties. Thus taxa
tion increases, and the public debt, instoad
of being in part liquidated, grows larger.
Even the selling the good dividend-pay
ing stocks the Commonwealth held, only
afforded a temporary relief. The tide
delayed for a moment burst onward with
tho greater rapidity, and although the
State has disposed of tho resources she
held in 1837, and immense sums have
since then been levied from the people,
yet what great necessary enduring public
improvement has been constructed since
1837? What have wc to show for our
vast expenditures? In all quarters is
distrust, dissatisfaction and want of con
fidencc. The present Canal Board bus
tain to the letter the reputation of that
body a reputation uneclipsed until the
late developments of the doings or Now
York Aldermen. A publio informer in
Ireland enjoys about the samo degree of
confidence that a Canal Commissioner
(with few humblo exceptions) does in
Pennsylvania. Fraud, corruption and
speculation have become interwoven with
their movements and tho lato robbery of
the laborers on tho Portage, accidentally
exposed aud to be quieted down by pre
tended investigations, is but a slight
glimpse behind tho curtain.
Had Gov. Bigler proved true to his
pledges, had he stood up nobly and man
fully in defonce of tho interests of the peo
ple, and by virtue of his high position di
rected public attention to the frauds aud
speculations on tho public works; had he
been as truo to tho tax payers, as ho has
been to the interests of certain Philadel
phia Banks; had ho showed more consis
tency in his exercise of tho veto power,
and abovo all had he given by his veto a
death blow to that Bill of abominations,
the appropriation Bill of tho last Session,
and thus prevented an increase of the
Stato Debt during his term, ho would
have been more deserving of the praises
bestowed upon him by tho worshippers
of the .Powers that be. His patriotism,
otatemanship and integrity, eo highly
vaunted, would havo been much moro
ready discerned.
The Democratic party is responsible
for ths administration of affairs in Penn
sylvania. Let the party do its duty. It
owes nothing to any man. Let it select
candidate who is unconnected in overy
shape and form with the plunderers who
have preyed for years on tho Treasury
oue who fears them not but detest them,
a candidate who is under no pledge,
promises or obligation to any section or
faction of the party who will throw the
Executive influence agaiust the present
organized system of corruption and pro
fligacy, and who above all .other consider
ations will be ready and1 willing at all
times to yeto any aqd every bill the ob-
ject or tendency of which will be to in
crease the State Debt of Pennsylvania.
With.such a man we can enter the con
test with a clear conscience and confident
of victorj'. The principles of the Demo
cratic party are deeply imbedded in the
hearts of the people of this State. Firm
ness, integrity and good faith on tho part
of our standard bearers will strengthen
that attachment. A TAX PAYEE.
More Wholesale Murder.
At half past four o'olock, on Tuesday
afternoon, 9th inst., the 2 o'clock P. M.
train from Philadelphia, and the 2 o'clock
P. M. train frpra New York, whilo com
ing round a curve, at or near Old bridge,
on the Camden & Amboy llailroad, came
into a terrible head and head collision,
whereby some four or five persons were
instantly killed, and a large number
wounded, some of them, it is feared, fa
tally. Horse expresses were immediate
ly sent to the two nearest stations where
aid could be procured, and locomotives
and cars were immediately dispatched to
the terrible scene. The sceno is descri
bed as baffling all description, but the ab
sence of all screaming and unnecessary
noise was most remarkable.
It is said that the cause of the accident
was that one or both of tho trains were
out of time, and making for some station
at which to turn out and let the other pass.
The engineers were seen to jump off
their respective engines immediately ,be
foro the collision. The name of the Phil
adelphia engineer, is said to be Isaac Da
vis, neither of them were injured.
The two locomotives were rendered
useless, and now lie amid the wreck, jam
med close to each other. Both of the en
gines are said to be now having been on
the road bnt a few weeks.
The collision was so forcible that it tore
up the track for a considerable distance.
Tho locomotive of the N. Y. train was bad
ly broken. The first and second passenger
cars of that train were driven into each
other, and broken so much that the oppo
site ends of the two cars were driven
within seven feet of each other. All the
dead wcro in this crushed car. The pas
sengers in the car which had thus slid into
the other, could not be taken out but by
removing the side of the car. One man, in
the N. York train, had a splinter run un
der the leg of his pantloons, tearing them
open to the thigh, but received no injury.
A man who sat next to him was instantly
killed. Another gentleman states that
he was asleep at the time of the accident,
found himself thrown among a mass of
splinters; and crawled out under the bot
tom of the car.
D. II. Durkin, Esq., of N. York, was
on tho train, accompanied by hi3 wife,
threo children and a white woman as
nurse, all of whom were caught under the
two cars which lapped on each other.
Mr. Durkin was slightly bruised; his la
dy was moro severely hurt, and the two
older children severely bruised, while the
nurse and younger child, about two years
old, were instantly killed.
An unknown woman, apparently Irish,
was sitting in the same seat with Durkin's
nurse and child, and was instantly killed.
A German, name unknown, was also
killed on the same. He appeared about
50 years of age, and had in his pocket a
gold watch and some money, which were
taken charge of by the Agent of Ludiura
& Co s Express.
In addition to these, about 20 persons
were more or less seriously iniured. A
bucket of water was wanted for the wound
ed. and one ot the engineers, who was
throwing water on the engine fire, was re
quested to give it for this purpose, but he
churlishly refused. Ibis eo exasperated
the passengers that they were almost
ready to lynch him. The people of the
neighborhood and tho uninjured passen
gers were most attentive to the wants of
the wounded.
The disabled car3 on the train from
New York were piled on top of each
other. Those on tho other train had
their floors torn out, and tho scats en
tirely racked to pieces by tho hind wheels
and truoks becoming loose and flying a
gainst the floors. There were many very
narrow escapes ot lito, among which was
that of Chas. T. Fuller, of Baltimore, who
fell through tho floor on the track and es
caped without injury.
The indignation of the passengers was
unbounded. A meeting was called on
tho spot and resolutions denouncing the
Company and its offiicers aB guilty of the
most reckless carelessness, adopted.
The Engineers and Conductors were
immediately arrested, and will be held to
answer the result of the Coroner s inquest
The name cf the New York Conductor
is Mascharuss; that of the Philadelphia
train is Graham.
Another. Tho Boston Express train
over the N. Y. & N. Haven 11. 11. ran a-
gainst a rock which had fallen upon the
i m 1 t
iracir, on xuesuay night throwing ine en
gine off tho track, and killing tho engi
neer. Tho tender was thrown ten loot
over tlio engine, and tue ureman was
thrown a still greater distance. The rock
was carried some twenty rods Irom the
placo whore it fell.
Still Another.
Providence, August 12. This morn-
11 1 1 - 1 Tl
mg a collision tooK piace on tne provi
dence and Worcester llailroad, near the
Boston junction, between the regular train,
Iwhich left this city at 7 A. M. and an
excursion tram, coming irom Urabridge,
which left there at G 20, whereby some
1G persons were instantly killed, and a-
bout 25 wounded: some very badly.
$2TA young boy of Marietta, about
four years of age, we are informed by a
gentlemen of that placo, who had been in
the habit for some tune past ot procuring
bread from his grandmother, to feed his
'long-tailed monkey,' was recently dis
covered petting a snake, holding its head
in one hand, and dropping crumbs of
bread into its mouth. Of courso his pet
was destroyed; but he allegfis that he has
'another long-tailed monkey which they
shant find out,
Mr. Geiger, of this place, a fewuays
since, fired fivesucccssivo shots at a tar
get two hundred and sixty yai'rds distance,
and the aggregate length of the five shots
from tho centre, was but three inches,
string measure. This, if true, is an ex-
traordinary feat at marksmanship, and
we doubt whether it can be beaten in this
section of the country. Mr O. used a
rifle of his own manufacture. Bradford
Reporter.
Two living Giraffes were brought from
Bremen by the steamer Washington,
which arrived at N. Y'. last week. It is
said that we have had no Giraffes in this
country since the two, imported at an ex
pense of 840,000, about seventeen years
ago, died off so suddenly. The two now
here, have been brought from Egypt by
a Mr. Hartman, and havo cost him only
.25,000. One is seventeen feet high, and
tho other fifteen. Both are very beautiful.
j8STlfn Irishman named O'Donohue.
was tried last week, at Homer, Cortlandt
Co., N. Y. for the murder of a family by
the name of Kinney. The jury returned
a verdict of guilty; and tho prisoner be
ing asked if ho had anything to say, de
liberately placed his hands behind him
and said that "there might be "many,
things said but it's no use." The Judge
then pronounced sentence, that Patrick
O'Donohue be hung, on Friday Sept. 2,
between the hours of 10 and 2. Patrick
immediately repled to the Judge, " And
be Jasus, I hope you'll not live to sec the
day.
IUAKRIJCD.
In Stroudsburg, on the 11th inst., by
Daniel Jayne, Esq. Mr. Leonard Labar,
Jr. and Miss Margaret Yansicklc, both
ot btrouusnurg.
In Centreville, Upper Mt. Bethel. Au
gust 0, by the liev. T. W. Simpers, Mr.
William Sheerer, of Warren countr, N.
Jersey, and Miss Mary Ann Spragle, of
Monroe county, Pa.
(jpVOISONIiSGn)
Thousands of Parents who use Vermifuge
composed of Castor Oil, Calomel, &c, nru
not aware, that while they appear to benefit
the patient, they arc actually laying the foun
pations for a series of diseases, such assuliva
tion, loss of sight, weakness, of limbs, &c.
In another column will be found the adver
tisement ofliobensack's Medicines, to which
we ask the attention of all directly interested
in their own as well as their Children's
health. In Liver Complaints and all disordes
arisingfrom those of a bilious type, should make
use of the only genuine medicine, Ilobensack's
Liver Pills.
0"'ic not deceived" but ask for Hobcn
sacks' Worm Syrup and Liver Pills, and ob
serve that each has the signature of the Pro
prietor, J. N IIOBENSACK, as none else
are genuine.
160,000 Bridi
Just burnt and for sale by the subscriber.
These brick are of a large size and of a su
perior quality, and will be sold as low or
lower according to quality than any other
Brick in the county. A portion of them ate
pressed or front brick. Said brick are made
of the bcst material and will stand the liro
with impunity, thus answering for the pur
pose of building Hake ovens, &c. All of
which will be sold as low as any in tho
neighborhood.
All kinds of Produce taken in exchange
for Brick.
SIMON CRUDER.
Stroudsburg, August 18, 1853 ly
A MASSMEETING.
MO?4ROE COUNTY
TEMPERANCE CONVENTION.
At a meeting of the friends of Temperance,
held in Stroudsburg, on Tuesday evening
last, after listening to the fiblc and eloquent
lecture delivered by the Rev. Mr. Torrcnce,
the Bible agent of this State, on the evils of
the License Law, and the means of redress,
it was unanimously resolved to call a Con
vention of the friends of the Prohibatory Law
of Monroe county, to act in general concert
with the friends of the Law throughout tho
State. The undersigned were appointed a
committee to make the call and appoint the
dny of meeting. After consultation, they
have appointed Tuesday, 23d inst. (August)
The Convention will be held at the Court
House in the Borough of Stroudsburg. Tho
temporal and moral interest of this County
being intimately connected with the 6ucccsa
of this great moral enterprise, we therefore.
make a strong appeal to the friends of Pro
hibition and the lovers of morals and sobrie
ty, to attend. It is desired that every Town
ship in the County will be represented in the
Convention. Come one, como all, irrespec
tive of name or party, the Convention will
be organized at 10 o'clock A. M. Several
speakers will be present.
JNO. P. BOONE,
JOSEPH KERR,'
JOHN MALVEN,
JOHN L. STAPLES,
SAMUEL A. BENNETT. ,
Committee.
Stroudsburg, August 12, 1853.
UtMtor's Notice.
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned.
auditor appointed by the Orphan's. Court of
Monroe county, to audit, and if necessary, re
settle the administration account of Rudolph
VVeiss, administrator of Henry Weiss, late ot-
Chcsuuthill township, deceased, and also tov
eport what amount be deducted from tne
Real Estate to pay the debts of the said de
cedent, will attend to the duties of his np-
nnlntinnnt rr tfirt t litrtnmifli iln ir rtf .Qnntnm '.
ber next, at 10 o'clock A. M. at his office, in
the Borough of Stroudsburg, in said county,
when and where all persons interested can
ISWUlbltll'lib U1J IIJU Villi irlllll lU T Ul Ul. liUJ" -
attend if they see proper. A
SAMUEL S. JJREirER, Auditor.
August 11, 1853. 4t.
Notice to Teachers.
Four Teachers wanted to teach the Com
mon Schools of tho Borough of Stromteburg.
Teachers desiring the Schools will hand in
their proposals to M. M. Buknett, Esq. by
the 20th of August, inst., stating the amount
they are willing to teach for, and designating
which school they desire.
Uoctor William D. Walton has been ap
pointed examiner, by the School Director,
and those applying must have his ccrtifiicato
of their comnetencv to tanch the ordinary
engusu branches, viz: Reading,
Writing,
Arithmetic, Geography, and Grammar.
isy urderof the. hoard of School Directors,
August 11. 1853. .w"--
N. B. The Schools will be opened tjiQ,
first Monday in September, t

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