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N. W. WEAVES EDITOR. Bloomsbnrg, Thursday, Dee. 30, \MO. Congress. JOHN "BRISBiN. JOBS BRISMV By the proceedings of the Democratic conscience whioh we publish to-day, it will bs seen that John Brisbin of Wyoming is the Demooratic candidate for Congress foi the short terra. Tho nominee is a man of enorgy and in telligence, who has won his way to a res pcctablo position in society by an industri ous gnd honorable deportment. He is a self jmkdo tuan, n prominent member of tho Wy- bar; and a gentleman of fair intelli gence and good priva'e character. And then lie is a true Democrat, under standing fully tho political questions of the day, and devoted to the success of his po - litical faith. Though Columbia county ha.l cn.iius iur in is nuimtiiiivii, U..J I,.I .J H candidate whose nomination it would have us to record ; yet Wyoming too has served faithfully in the goo J cause, and pies - ems an unexceptionable candidate. The conferees have made a selection, and now we eay to every good Democrat—go and .support the nomination. Let there be a good vote, and the district will be redeemed. Be out to '.be work on next Tuesday. Remember the Elec tion on next TUESDAY. Let every Democrat a'tend tho polls and see tb at a good and full vote is given to tho Democratic candidate. Remember that in Cong^g) The parties are almost a tie; FO near, in fact, that it was altaon impossible to elect a Speaker at its first setsiou. Remember that one rote May decide the election of tho Congress - man next Tuesday, and the vote of the member from this District may decide the most important national question in Cong ress. rcnnsylvanlu Fugitive Slave law. A proposition will comu before the noxt legislature to repeal the Pennsylvania law of 1847 relating to Fugitive slaves ; and the subject me.-in thoughtful attention, for there is a respectable variance of opinions upon the merits of the law. We desire its repeal at the earliest moment, and feel certuin that had this and similar laws not been passed by the Northern states, the country would never have been convulsed by the unlortu nale agitation upon the sutqect of fugitive slaves. By the act of 1793, Congress provided a means to carry out the provision of the na ' clonal constitution for the recovery of fugi tives from labor. That act contemplated ihe concurrent assistance and cooperation of state officers in enforcing it, and hence made no provision for the appointment of . national officers. But in the case of Prigg vs. the Commonwealth, the Supreme Couit decided that state officers were not com pelled to aid in enforcing the law of Con gress, and that the state had authority to restrain its officers in giving such aid. That authority the state of Pennsylvania oxer ctsed in 1847. There were then no officers to carry out tho Itfxv of Congress, and the national act of 1850 passed to supply this delect So stands the f-ase. And now why should not each stato of the Union lend its aid to ttie national law 1 Is there no fraternal feelihg in Pennsylvania toward th* sister slates of the Union ? We lend our county juils and county officers apprehend the Southern fugitives from jus tice, and why not to hold the fugitive from labor? The recovery of both is provided for in the same article of our national consti tulioO ; v -d while we regard one clause, is it in the tru o cpirit of American brotherhood to war with tho other I Wc have no squea mish doliCkCy to loan our machinery of re publican gaveii'inte" lll for appreheuding the ""fugitives from the nepotism and tyranny o f the old world. Kvei/ .*** lrea ly of these times contains a provisiC" f' l *' we shall act as thief catcher ir. general /or ® omo crowned robber of Europe. If a fßmi.'hvd subject of Queen Victoria steal ten pence tv"> u y 0 crust of bread, and in his rags and mise.T comes to republican Araurioa, wo have gi* 0n our national bond to hunt over thirty staV® 10 .find him, and then tohold hiin in close a"*' - tody to await Her Majesty's pleasure for hh' soro offeree ngainst hot "poaco aud digni ty." And have Fcnnsylvanians a less fraternal feeling tow-awl the laws o' their brethren of the same national confederacy, than Ameri cana havo towaid tho laws of tho English crown. An ancient moralist reproves the man who is honest only as far as he must be so and obeys the law only so * far as it compels him to; and is not our virtuous stale, in its stubbornness, much subejet to the same rebuke 7 instead of being driven to carry out (he "fundamental law of the Union, Pennsyl vania should rather have mauifestod the true spirit of American brotherhood, and 4MM(4lriUb*4m£jh to enforce the constitu tion. But it is not even nowTW TAW to re trieve her good character for patriotism and devotion to the Union. Lot her blot from thattatuo-book the edict in which she ar rays her officers against the law of the na tion, and her atar will shina bright again in th* American firmament. y Tjjg | M | Lackawanna Citizen, edited Jy%r. Benedict, a member oi the legisla ture, contain* a timely and strong article in favo? of Judge Woodwards election to the yniied States Sonet*. The Senator Question. THE E>over.-\l unprompted communications in favor of Judge Woodward for U. S. Sena tor, which we have already published, arc followed below by two of a similar charac ter, which come to us from different direc tions, and are conceived in the proper spir it. They are timely and indic&te the gene ral feeling upon the snbject in Northern Pennsylvania. Since the time when, his intelleotual tri umphs at the bar aijd in the Reform Conven tion first attracted public attention, the re putation of Judge Woodward has gone on strengthening and deepening with the peo ple. Without newspaper puffing or other questionable appliances by which notoriety is achieved, sterling abilities and distinguish ed services, have placed him in the front rank of the public men of the Stale, and attachod to him the respect and confidence of the people. His election would be a source ot deep gratification to thousands in the North, who know him and can therefore rightly appreci ate his admirable fitness lor the highest leg islative post in the government. But the Judge is not prerentcd as a sec tional candidate alone, however strong may be the considerations in that connection. Wa believe that apart from all questions of justice and propriety whether personal or local, his selection is the most judicious act I fiat can De uutie. it xuurvury pusc muitcjtut lions crxl enmities, if such exist, and strengthen the p city while it vindicates Us discipline and, usages. It is gratifying to learn the unanimity which e.> ists upon this subject among the members of tho Legislature f rom this S<*-.. tion of the State. They will re- PO „ . people with fidelity upm- "f 1 0 pects of whirl- . , 'Mutton the as inl"Vil,ln . ' n becomi "8 dal, y more ••'tj !V to .he comprehension of all. When justice and expediency both point in the same direction as in the present instance it would be fo ly to remain blind or backward, DDr is there auy inclinatiln to do so even if tho incentives which we have suggested wore wanting. V. S. SENATOR. Tho coure you take in the matter of Uni ted Stales Senator, is at once fair and honor able to all the gentlemen named as candi dates It is true you favor a northern man, and why not Should not the north behon ored in this way ? What part of the st ate is more firm in fhe great cause than the coun ties of Luzerne, Columbia. Lycoming, Cen tre, Clinton, Sullivan, Tioga Bradford, Sus quehanna, Wyoming, Wayne, Pike and Monroe; and yet this large portion of the commonwealth has had bu*. one Senator since the organization of the Government, and he was not a native Pennsylvania*!. HON. GEORGE W. WOODWARD in a citizen and native of the North. His per sonal character is without blemish, and as to ability, we do no man injustice, when we say that he has no superior in the State. There is certainly no reason now, when the parly has a majority sufficient to insure the election of its candidate, why we should not do justice to the north and to as pure a man as lives within its borders. The friends of Judge Woodward desire that his claims, atul the claims of this section, be fairly con sidered, with a proper regard to what is due to the great party of which he is, and ever has been, a member. Upon personal ground ; if wrong wa done bim in 1845, when so proper a time as rtow, for the performance of an act of Justice 1 I am not disposed to complain of those whose personal preferences arc lor other candidates. It is all right and fair. Judge Black, Foster, Plumer, Cameron, Sturgeon, Keeder, Broadhead and others, each have their friends, and uoubtless deserve them. But at this time, let justice be done, in a proper spirit cf candor and fairness to all concerned. The election of Judge Wood ward will be a triumph over 'no body, nor will it leave feelings of bitterness behind it. His election is not pressed in any spirit of aggression toward others, but as an act of evident justice and propriety, right in itself and wholesome in all itsconsequenc-s. C. R. W. WEAVES EBQIRE: — I noticed in your paper of the 12th | ult. an article, relative to Northern Pennsyl | vania and the United Slates Senator. The ' fl'j'hoi of that communuication was certain ly very correct in his views, so far as he went; but the details of the communication might have been carried further with greu! j propriety. As the South and west aro pre senting claims for United Slates Senator. I will simply inquire, w here isthe strength of the Democracy of the state? IP it not in northern Pennsylvania? Which part of Pennsylvania elected tho President and Governor in 1844 ? I candidly believe that without the Democratic majority in Northern Pennsylvania neither Mr. Polk nor Mr. Shunk could have been elected in that year. JVlthoul the Democratic majority in North ern Pennsylvania, Democracy would be but a hopvdsss cause, or at least exlremoly un certain, i" 'h o state. Scarcely could our State oflitV" havo been elected", at our last election, hii K ' BVe ' estimablo were our candi dates in point of character and abilities with out aid expected and given from this quar ter. Ido therefore think that our southern and western biethern, ought to yield a little, and do Justice to the north, particularly as there will in a short time, be another oppor tunity to bestow important favors on their favorites, and more particularly because the North has a man who never was anything but a Democrat; a man who will fairly rep reaent ail Pennsylvania, and a matt who as a Statesman would be an honor to the senate state. That man, is GEO. W. WOOPWAHD. * f JUSTICE. HT Our Inky has armed himself with an amazing new-years address, with wnich he proposes to great the natives on new-years morn, and ha say* it will knock the spots off of any thing ever beard toHot; being suppo sed to be the joint pfpduction of Punch and Mrs. Partington. WANTS OF THE COUNTRY. The people of the country desire that more attention should be given by Congress to ihe cheap and general of knowledge. If there is surplus of government let it be post offices and mail are oppo sed plundering the to build railroads and clear merely to give fat jobs to political favo3Bk Even in this neighborhood we have many wants which aro more certainly within the prov ince of a good yet simple republican gov ernment. We need a daily mail route from Pottsville to Towanda passing through this place. We need 100 a tri-weekly mail from here to Jluncy, and we hope to see some at tention given to this subject by the Congres man from this District. It is seldom that this region of oountry asks favors from gov ernment, and never anything unreasonable. We ask no appropriations for railroails where never man travelled, and we beg no plunder for building stone piles on some rocky coast to be miscalled light-houses. But we do ask cheap and general intelligence for the people—cheap postage and necessary mail routes. Upon tho latter want the Muncy Luminary has the following article : "It seems to us clear that the public inter ests and the public convenience demand that, at least a tri-weekly mail should be car ried between this Borough and Bloomsburg; and for the convenience of travellers the mail should be conveyed by two horse-coach es. Bloom-burg is now the seal of Justice of Columbia co., and while we know that the .ravel to that place from the West Branch uas considerably increased in the last two years, it is reasonable to suppose it must continue to increase. Whenever a town be comes a county seat, it is evident, it must draw to it business and business men from all sections; anc that much inconvenience has been experienced by there being no stage line from this point on the West Branch to Bloomsburg, will not admit of a doubt. We ourselves have frequently felt the incon venience, and have often met with others hunting up private convoyarice (at more than double the cost of stage fare) in order to get on, or else they would be obliged to wait and go by the Danville route. A triweekly mail, we think, is, also, due the citizens gen erally along the route, but particularly the villages of Fruilstown and Jerseytown. Those places and ihe people inhnbiling that dis trict of country in Columbia and Montour counties, through which the road passes, are certainly deserving of and entitled to more than a weekly mail." Telegraph in Blnomsburf. In a few weeks more we shall have a tel egraph office in this town. The requisite a mount of stock is almost taken, and the en terprise will succeed. We shall then know the news before the events takes place. Far mers will sell tlieir grain by telegraph, and merchants buy their goods by the same method. Loveis will plight their troth, send their kisses, and get married in the sly, all by the lightning line. A friend who knows says that the ancient ladies arc all opposed to this thing. Shouldn't wonder. ty We regret to notice that our friends of the Spirit of ihe Timet , assert an issue for the electi on of U. S. Senator which appears to us, to bo to a great extent inaccurate. An tagonism to Mr Buchanan, or, favor for him is not ground upon which members ought to rest their votes on the question ol Senator, nor is it likely they will desire to have such issue formed for them. The question of Senator stands, in this quarter at least, upon its own independent consideations, which are of themselves commanding enough without involving oth era. In supporting a candidate in the North, a good and strong man—we do not wish to be considered as meddling in anyway what ever with the Presidential question, which has inherent difficulties enoogh to mako it tho subject of a distinct consideration. When il comes up 'legitimately our people will be ready to act upon it fairly, in a spir it of thoughtfulnees and justice, such s they now invoke for their candidate for Senator. ur One or two of the Philadelphia pa pers are abusing Judge Campbell, who has been named for the Supreme Bench. The only conceivable reason appears to be that he is guilty of being a Democrat, and in view ol a prospect of his nomination, the iV !:ig papers have concluded to open the campaign in season 1 An article in the News on this subject struck ue as impertinent and coarse above any recent example. Impu donce so uncalled for—abuse so unfounded —will neither injure the Judge, nor confer credit upon tho papex that so disgraces iu&lf as to give it currency. COURT AT DANVILLE. —In addition to tho items we gave last week the following should have been noted: —The persons charged , with being concerned in the Light Street rob bery, and who had been arrested in the west end of this conoty, were dischargeu upon proclamation, no prosecutor appearing a gainst them. The Court appointed George West, of Franklin township as County Surveyor of Monto ir in the place of Thomas Galbraith resigned. Wm. Kitchen received a temporary ap pointment aa Court-crier. Good Legislative Rules. —The Indiana Con stitutional Convention has determined that every Legislative bill shall embrace but one subject, and that expressed in its title, but if any subject is embraced in a law. not 04L. pressed it? its title, it shall be void only eo far as that surplus subject is concerned. It has also been determined that it shall require a majority of the members elected to both Houses to pais a law, iv "Mine ho#t"of the "American House" proposes to enlarge, as the editors say j and offer* a phance to enterprising mechanics for the erection of a third story to bis fyj(ei. See advertisement. JUDGE ANTHONY'S CIIARGF. Wo publish on out first page to-day the charge of the Court in ihe Crandall case. It is a fair and impartial review of the whole trial: and for a matter prompted and digested in the excitement and mental agitation of an important criminal trial, it will da the Judge good ctedit. In a legal point of view, it is worthy the successor of Judge Lewis - unless, the profession might desire it the defioation of that almost indef ineable thing a reasonable doubt. We feel certain that the charge will have for our readers sufficient interest to pay us for the paioe we have taken to give a fair report. Ttie,following is the opinion of Justice Story referred to in the charge, upon the extent of the jury's dominion in a crim inal case over questions of law. We find it in Wharton's Criminal Law 640, n. s. '•Before I proceed," said he, "to the mer its of this case, I wish to say a few words upan a point suggested by the argument of the learned counsel for the prisoner, upon which I have had a decided opinion during my whole professional life. It is,- that in criminal ca?es and especially in capital ca ses, the jury are the judges of the law, as well as of the fact. My opinion is, that the jury are no mora judges of the law in a capital or other criminal case, upon plea of not. guilty, than they are in oivil case, tried upon the general issue. In each of these oases their verdict, when gen eral, is ireceflrtttly compounded % law and of fact j and includes both. In each, they must necessarily determine the law, as well as the fact. In osch they have the physical power to disregard the law as laid dowu to them by the court. But I deny that, in any case, civif or criminal, they have the moral right to decide the law according to their own notions or pleasure. On the contrary, 1 hold it the most sacred constitutional right of every party accused of a crime, that the jury should respond as to the facts, and the court as to the law. It is the duty of the coqjt to instruct the jury as to the law ; and it is the duly of the jury to follow the law, as it is laid down by the court. This is the right of every citizen; and it is his only protection. If the jury were at liberty to settle tne law for themselves, the effect would be, ndf on ly that the law itseif would be most uncer tain from the different views, which different juries iciigkkiafce ef U-; bat ia case of error, there would be no remedy or redress by the injurec party, for the court would not have any right to review the law, as it had been settled by the jury. Indeed it would be most impracticable to ascertain what the law, as settled by the jury, actually was. On the contrary, if the court should err in laying down the law to the jury, there is an ade quate remedy for the injured party, by a motion for a new trial, or a writ of erior, as the nature of the jurisdiction of the particu lar court may -equire. Every person accused as a criminal has a right to be tried accor ding to the law of the land, the fixed law of the land; and not by the law as jury mav understand it, or choose, from wantonness, or ignorance, or accidental mistake, to inter pret ic. If I thought that the juiy were the P'P" tk. U.w, iu criminal ciuas, 1 should hold it my duty to abstain from the responsibility of stating the law to them upon any such trial. But believing, as I do, that every citizen has a right to be tried by the law. and according to the law ; that it is his privilege and truest shield against op pression and wrong ; I feel it my duty to state my views fully and openly on the pres ent occasion J' CONFEREE'S MEETING. At a meeting of of this Congressional at the House o f B. F. Wells, in the Boro'. of Wilkes- Barre, ou Monday, the 23d inst., DANIEL C'OLLINGS, Esq., was chosen President, and War. M. PIATT, Secretary, The following persons presented their Credential* took their seats. Columbia Co. Isaac S. Monroe, Charles Kahler. Luzerne Co. Daniel Collmgs, Thom as Irwine. Montour Co. E. H. Baldy, John Deen, Jr. Wyoming Co R. R. Little, Wm. M. l"iatr. On motion of E. H. Baldy, Resolved, That the Conferees, do now pro ceed to nominate a candidate to be support ed by the Democratic parly of this Dislriot, to Bupply the vacancy sow existing in this Congressional District. R. R Little, nominated John Briabin, Esq., of Wyoming County. Isaac S. Monroe moved, that the nomina-1 tion now close adopted unanimously, on the vote being takeir, John Brisbin Esq. was unanimously nominatad as a Candidate of the democratic party, for ibis Congressional district, and to represent the 11th Congres sional district for the unexpired term. On motion 6f Wm. M. Piatt, ResdTAxt, "ltlorlhe members of this Confer ence hereby pledge themselves to support the nomination of John Brisbin Esq., and will use their exertions, to secure his elec tion to supply said vacancy. On motion of Mr. Kahler, Resolved, That the proceepings of this mee ting, be published in all the Democratic pa pers of this Congressional district. Signed by DAN COLLINGS, Presl. WM. M. PUTT, Secr'y. Setting aside a Jurys Verdict. —The Cleve land, Ohio, Democrat of the 3d inst. rays Judge Andrews of the Supreme Court, now in session, set aside a verdict yesterday on tit* sole ground tiiat one of the parties had held a conversation with one of the jurors thinking the matter then in issue. In giv ing his opinion, the distinguished Judge took occasion to say that he was not dissatisfied with the Sffrdiot, nor did it appear that the !ury had beef in the least influenced by the 'oonverSKfmi7'"b'ut he pfct it on the distinct and sola, ground, that the pubho policy aiyj a proper administration of justice required that jurors should never in any meaner be approached by parties to suits, •V The card of Messrs. Shelta & Seltzer will tell our landlords-and merchants where they can get such "good liquor" aft* a good thing and not poison, and the tetnperaoee people can take their share in tea. The Fugitive Slave Question. At the Danville Union meeting the follow- - ing was among the resolutions adopted : "Resolved, That the 3d, 4th, 3lh and 6th sections of the act of Assembly of this Com monwealth, passed 3d March, 1847, relative to Fugitive Slaves, are odious to the people of Pennsylvania, and unjust to the people of the slave-holding Slates, and should be re pealed by the next Legislature." Trf%ie resolution Mr. Comly objected, and we cop&tke following note of Itts argu ment from the last Danvil'e Democrat. "He said, that he objected, because by the decis ion of the Supreme Court of the U. S. in the case of Priggs t. the Commonwealth of Penna., Congress had exclutive jurisdiction over the subject of Fugitives from labor; and Penna. had the exclusive right to ascer tain and limit the duties of officers of her own appointment. She appointed them for particular purposes of her own, and had an i unquestionable right to restrain their official action to the accomplishment of those pur puses, because by the act of 1850, Congress had taken upon itself to carry ir.to effect the Constitutional requirement for the surrender of these fugitives without requiring the aid of Stale Legislation or the assistance ofState officers, but had it directed the appointment of officers by the Executive of the United ( Slates, whose numbers and power wero deemed all sufficient for the purposes of the act. If experience should show the contra ry, further action should be had by Congress and nortfjy the State Legislature, because in his (Mr. Comly's) opinion, the people of i Pennsylvania were satisfied with the act of 1847, and the provisions recommended by the resolution for repeal, were not odious in the estimation of any but a very small num ber of the people, and that it was beyond his comprehension, how these condemned sections could be unjust to ihe South, who certainly had no legal or equitable claim to the services of officers appointed by the Slate solely to perform State duties, and paid exclusively out of her Treasury. They were servants, and he could not sea tho injustice in her direct ing and compelling them to devote their time and attention exclusively to her busi ness. Her jails were her own, or rather be longed to the several counties of the State, sad were intended for the safe-keeping of tlw eriiiriuals, and the South had no more right, by the constitution or in justice, to the use of this description of property ot the citizens of the State. The assertion oi a right in the South to convert our prisons into depots of runaway slaves, was not less ab surd than would be the claim to use our sta bles for their horses, while resting from pur suit of these unfortunate fugitives. Besides he thought there had already been moro than a sufficient agitation of this unpleasant snbject, and that the proposition to repeal the sections enumerated, would transfer to the Hulls of the Legislation of Pennsylvania the intense excitoment lalely exhibited ir. those of Congress, to the detriment of the business of the people of the State, without answering any good purpose whatevei.—But Ihe meeting had adopted the resolution, and he was willing to abide by their decis ion." Fire- I Our citizen*, very generally, wore aroused from their slumbers about three o'clock, on Saturday morning last, by the ringing of bells and alarm of fire, occasioned by the burning of the car-house and office attached, at the termination of the railroad. The fire ap pears to have origiuated in a passenger car inside of the building, and is said to have been kindled by a parcel of drunken vag rants, with a ruthless carelessness of conse quences which is seldom equalled, in any place, and never before exhibited in this. By the time a sufficient number of citizens were collected to use the fire apparatus effi ciently, the whole building was completely enveloped in flames, and no effort was made to cheok their progress, the night being remarkably still, and the car-house luckily standing in suoh an isolated position as not to endanger the houses arouud it. Two cars, and valuable papers in the office, were burn, ed, and the total loss is estimated at from $BOO to 1000. Several individuals have been arrested, charged with being concerned in the firing ol the building, and bound over to appear at the next Court. We hope this matter may be ferretted to the very bottom and the guilty exposed; the public security demands suoh a course of action.— Lycoming Gazette. DXAT Uor SAMUEL S. WILSON.—It is with sincere regret that we have to announce the death of our esteemed friend, Samuel S. Wilson, who died, on board the Steamship "Northerner," on the 17th of lait Nov. on her trip from San Francisco to Panama. The cause of hie death, as appears by a letter re ceived by his friends in this borough, was fever and ague. He had a ohill in the eve ning of the 16th, and on going to bed ap peared to have taken a large dose of quinine, which he had with him, and with which he stated he would break the fever. On the following morning he was found in a dying condition by the surgeon of the vessel, and shortly afterwards expired. Sincerely do we sympathise with his bereaved and aged parents, who were anxiously looking for his return from California after an absence of about two yeats.— Danville Democrat. Serious affray lu Wilmington, Del. Wilmington, Del., Dec. 20.—A street fight took place here this morning, between S'iu clair Macauloy and Frar.ois Vincent, editor of the Blue Bm\Ckvkm. When McCaul ley was getting the worst of the battle, he drew a pistol and discharged the contents at Y'ncent. Luckily he missed his mark and no damage was done to either. They were both arrested, and are now undergoing an examination before a magistrate. BP In Washingtoacity, folk* have become so extreme fashionable and formal, that ev ery body, from the Chief Magistrate down to the boot-black, has "a day" for receiving visitors. The republican days of ojd Beo Franklin |ieve passed sway. From the Miners' Journal. Reminiscences of the Olden Timo. People are npt to say, at litis lime there never was such Weather in the winter months before, but the following extract, from a Journal kept in January, 1756 will show the mistake of such assertions : 1756, Jan. s.—To-day the rain spoils the sli ding. " " 9.—High wind, and hard rain last night. ' " " 16.-—Warm and pleasant. " f 17.—Plenty of rain and mud. " " 21.—Plenty of rain, mud, and warm. " " 22.—Fair weather, brings fair news. We hear Col. Washington has taken Fort Du Quesne. " " 27.—A light snow last night, not exceeding half an inch. " " 29.—N0 snow to be seen. " " 31.—Remarkably warm and pleas' ant; little or no frost in the ground. Snakes appear aba ve ground, of which I killed two this day. 1756, Feb. 3.—Still remarkably warm ; the frogs peep, and grasshop pers appear plenty in the fields. " " 7.—lt is surprising to see winter turned into summer; boys begin to walk bare-footed' and the men think of plough ing and planting, and soino people are actuully plough ing. " " 11.—Now come cold winds ar.d squalls of snow, &c. Tha following is the state of the votes ta ken for Governor, throughout this State, the returns being opened by the President of the Senate, in presence of both Houses, on Sat urday, December 11th, 1793 : MIFFLIX MrHI.KNHF.KC, York county, 712 1263 Bedford, 783 # 878 Westmoreland, 845 358 Franklin, . x 422 1023 Bucks, 508 469 Chester, 1172 168 Berks, 2070 1345 Delaware, 309 119 Dauphin, 706 477 Cumberland, 1054 329 Montgomery, 1402 768 Lancaster, 845 342 Northampton, 804 753 Northumoer'd, 1443 541 Fayette, 1367 69 Luzerne, 352 265 Washington, 1257 940 Huntingdon, * 322 193 Mifflin, 1120 136 Phila. county, 569 243 Phila. city, 438 127 19,500 10,700 With some few scattering votes, not worth attending to. tW The following we find in some'of our exchange papers. THE HINCIIMAN CASE —Our rsaders will recollect that during the year 1849, Morgan Ilinchman prosecuted the Iriends and others of the Frankford Lunatic Asylum, for con spiracy. A verdict in his favor for $lO,OOO was returned. The defendants appealed to the Supreme Court, but did not have a hear ing.—On Saturday week, thu money was paid over, and the case ended. OHIO, U. S. SENATOR.— The Legislature of this State have not as yet been able to elect aU.S. in place of Hon. Thomas Corwin. From the political complexion of the two houses, there is no probability of an election this winter. CHILD BURNT TO DEATH.—A child of Mr. Nicholas Lutz, of Danville, aged about two and a half years, was burnt to death on Wednesday afternoon last, by its clothes ta king on fire while alone playing about the fire-place.— Danville Democrat. THE Court House at Pottsville is finished with the exception of the seats for the audi tory. The Miners' Journal says the cost of the building, including ground, bell and clock, will range between $23,000 and $25,- 000. It was erected in pursuance of tke Act of Assembly, by private contributions ol the citizens or Pottsville. KT The sermon which the Rev. Docto Voomans preached at Danville on thanksgiv ing day is very highly spoken of. At the re quest of many who heard it ho repeatad it at the Methodist Episcopal Church of Dan ville on last Sunday. TOLLS. —The tolls collected at Columbia, for the fiscal year ending November 30, 18- 50, amount to $307,922 34 ; increase over last year $5,722 50. This includes the tolls collected on the canal, railroad and outlet lock. THE University, at Lowiaburg, was dis covered to be on fire on Saturday afternoon ot last week, but was extinguished by some oi the students before much damage, was done. The fire originated from one of the heaters. DROWNED.— We regret to learn that a young man named John Shrayer, from the, neighborhood of Muncy, was drowned in the Canal near Liverpool, a few weeks since. The poetry on our firgt pagb is the most excellent piodnction of these days. Be stire to road it three or four times, and then dream an it. MARRIED. Ir. Jerseytown, on the 12th inst. by the Rev. J. H. Rittenhouse, Mr. JOHN WATSON, of Lycoming co. to Miss LOUISA, daughter of Mr. John Sterner, at Montour co. On the 7th of Nov.J 1850, by John Perry, Esq., Mr. SAMUEL REINBOLD, to Miss ELIZA BETH Fox, all of Roaring Creek tp., Montour CO. On the Ist inst, by the Rev. D. Hassinger, Mr. HENRY HAWK, of Cattawissa Valley, to Miss RACHAEL, daughter of the late John Brause, Esq., ot Rush tp. By the Rev. D. S. Tobias, on the 15th inst. Mr. WILLIAM HOLME, to Mies SARAH JANE WAGOXEB, of Hemlock. THE CIIOLBBA AT KINGSTON, 4000 Dc.vtiii. —The cholera had abated at Kingston, Ja maica, having decimated the city, but was ' raging with increased violence in the roun ' try. On one plantation nine out of ten were ' taken off. Over 4000 deaths occurred in ' Kingston alone. E9' The podulation of Philadelphia city is 406,000, being an increase of 148,221 in 1 ten yearv, or 57 per cent. IHBI). I In Shickshinny valley, on Wednesday, the 27th of November last, Mr. JAMES DODSON, 1. aged 56 years. II 111 Valley township, on tho 30th ult, WM. 1. B. CHILDS, son of James Childs, Esq., aged t 1 year, and 8 mouths. In Valley township, on the 7th instant, af ter a brief illness, Mrs. MABMINO, at an ad vanced age. In Danville, on Saturday tho 14th inst, Ot J MAKY ELI.EN, daughter of George ! D. anu Mori? Kipp, aged 1 year, 7 months ) and 12 days'. On the fiOii ult-; DAVID' HALUDAT, son of ! A. G. and Rebtt#* Voris, of DaiWille, aged about 5 years. ' On the sth inst., E.MMI, slaughter of A, G. and Rebecca Voris, aged abotii 7 yeaja. \ Grand Jurors for January TeraT 1 831. , Bloom— Caleb Baffor sen., Levi L. Tate. Briarcreek— MooePbavi* Joseph 11 1 Cattaunsa —Ezra Ellis, Lewis Yetler, Geo Breish. ' Centre— Daniel Boon. Fishingcrcek —Philip Appleman, William Ikeler. Greenwood—} oseph Vanh°rn, John Gray, Elms Kline, Russel P Welliver Jackson —Thomas VV. Young' Madison— Eiroch Fox, Abraham Burton, Jacob Driebeibois, MSHTU Pleasant —Philip Kistler, George Orange— lsaac Hagenbuch, Hiram Bow man, Jiuarin^ercck —William Yocum, Daniel Gearhart. TRAVERSE JURORS. Beaver —Daniel Henninger, John Hoats, Samuel Fisher, Stephen Lolir, Henry Schall. Brii)creck —William Boyles, llcnry Traugh j Henry Deillerioli, Bloom —Erastus Baiton, John Rohison, Alexander Crjvoling, CalLm-issu—Nicholas Harman, Benjamin Beaver, Reuben Ilohrbach, Centre —Daniel Neyliard, —— Fishingcrcek— Cornelius ' Coleman, David R. Albertson. Greenwood— Nathan Oliver, Joseph Patlon, Henry Kitchen William Roat, Hemlock— Clark Merrill, Peter Appleman, Mifihn —States B. M. Yants, John Aten, Henry Creasy, Maine— Charles F. Menu. Mounlpleosant —Andrew R. Jucoby John Howcr, Montour— Klias Deitlerich, Orange —John Snyder Emanuel Lazarus, Sugarloaf —Josiah Stiles, Moses Yocum, Nicholas P.Moore, Samuel Kitchen. To Builders aod Contractors. The subscriber will receive p oposals for nulling an additional story upon a two story brick tavern in Bloomsburg, 60 by 33 feet, the story to be 10 leet high, and a portion in front. The materials to bn fount by the contractor, with the exception of the iron railing in front of the portico, which the proprietor will furnish. The work must be completed in six weeks from the time it is commenced, and the new roof to bo put upon the new wall in four days from the time the old roof is taken off. Plans and specifications can now be seen at the Hotel of the subscriber, and proposals will be re ceived until Saturday the 25th of January next, when the allotment will be mado The work i 9 to be commenced in the U. -t part of May or early part of June CHARLES H. DCEBLER . Bloomsburg, Deo. 24th, 1850.-3t. AG RE AT NATIONAL MQT LRK^ WASHINGTON! From Stuart's most celebrated Painting THIS large and roagnifioient Portrait of Washington, from the buriu of an American artist, is considered by all who have seen it to be one of the most beautiful specimens of art over published, and a correct likeness of Washington. The size of the plate is eight een by twenty-eight inches, which will make a handsome Picture for the Parlor, and should be in the hands of every American cite izen. It is a correct copy from Stuart's oelebra tod original Pain'ing, now at the State house at Hartfoiu, Connecticut. It is finely engraved, and printed on supe rior plato paper. That it ma;- be within tho means of all, tho publisher has reduced the price to One Dollar. All persons remitting the amount may re ly upon receiving a perfect copy by return of mail to any part of the United States, clro fully put up on rollers made for the purpose (roe of postage. lisher lf * M 3110rd<JrS P ° #t 1)aIcl ' tQ tho JOHN S. TAYLOR, Bookseller, anirpubiiaher, Now Yoik• 553332S feSSLTZER'S WHOLESALE WnSJIB <£ ®No. aN. Third St, I Above Callowhill,) PRiLkDGLPHI A, A genera L ASSORTMET OF * A WINES, COniNlur And Luj'uers of every description i a funlock of Hyson, Imfmial, mouchong, Black If Green Teas. I. K. BHCETZ. T. P. SEJ.TZIR. J. M. AaMsTflJ-'nt Agent. Sequestrator's Sales. THE subscriber, appointed as Sequestra tor, by the Court of Common Pleas of Col umbia county, to Sequester the rents and ft rent or to sell the premises forsuch term,du ring the life-time of Harris Hartman, as will be sufficient to satisfy the leins against the same according to law, does hereby give no tice, that he will sell at Public Sale, upon tho premises, on Friday, the 10th day of Janu ary next, at 12 o'clock m., all the life estates of Harris Hantaan, in owtwa Tiut of Land, situate in Maihson township, Colum bia county, oontaining one hundred acres more or less, bounded by lands of William: Johnston, Isaac Lyons, and others, of whioh about 30 acres is cleared land ; whereon is erected a one story log dwelling house and; an old log barn, and a good spring at the house with the appurtenanoes. Seizod, taken in execution and to be soli as tho property of Harris Hern tan PETER BU.LMEYER, Sequssf, Bloomsburg, Dec, 20, to.