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R. W. WEAVER, EDITOR. Bloom* barf, Thursday, Sept 25, 1851. DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS. FOR GOVERNOR, WM. BIGLER. FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER, S'ETH CLOVER. FOR THE SUPREME BENCH. JOHN B. GIBSON, of Cumberland, ELLIS LEWIS, of Lancaster, JEREMIAH 8. BLACK, of Somerset, WALTER 11. LOWRIE, of Allegheny, JAMES CAMPBELL, of Philadelphia. O @ TIT EF IP "2" SPHCSIS IS^O FOR REPRESENTATIVE, M. E. JACKSON ESQ., of Berwick. FOR PRESIDENT JUDGE, JOHN N. (ONYNGIIAM, of Luzernt. ASSOCIATE JUDGES, J,. B. RUPERT of Bloomslmrg, STEPHEN BALDY of Callawissa. PROTHONOTARY, JACOB EYERLY of Bloomsburg. REGISTER & RECORDER. JESSE G. CLARK C f Bloomsburg. TREASURER, SAMUEL CREASY of Mifflin. COMMISSIONER FOR THREE YEARS, ANDREW FREASO/ Centre. COMMISSIONER FOR ONE YEAR, ISAIAH JOHN of Cnltuwissa. AUDITOR, ROBERT B. ARTHUR of Bloomsburg IION. J. N. CONYNGHAM. The nomination of this experienced ju rist and estimable man, for President Judge of this judicial district is received] so far as we can learn, with general satisfaction. His ■nomination and elejtion will shew tire sal utary character of the amendment to the constitution, by whioh judges are rendered elective, and put within reach of the popu lar voice. Judge C., alter a long and pros perous career at the bar, accepted an apj pointment as Judge, anil served as such for ten years, in a district of great labor and responsibility. His term expiring after Johnston became Governor, ho was not re appointed ; an oversight upon the part of the Executive, which the peopld now propose to correct. We have not learned that any candidate will be put forward against Judge Conyng ham by the Whigs ; but it is of no impor tance whetner an opposition is attempted or not. The result is as certain as it will be satisfactory, whatever course may be adop ted by the opposite parly. RY WE INVITE attention to tho state ment of Rev. Mr. Gorsuch, (son of the gen tleman lately killed in the negro riot in Lan caster county,) which we have copied into this number of our paper, from the Balti more Sun. It is the most intelligible and satisfactory account of the transaction which we have seen, and will repay a perusal The negroes and abolitionists have put the laws at defiance arid murdered an estimable citi zen of a eister State. The manner in which this was done is shewn by Mr. Gorsuch, and it illustrates the results that flow from Aboli tionism, and front the "aid and comfort'' given it by corrupt and unscrupulous politi cians like William F. Johnston. We also invite attention to Mr. Gorsuch's letterto Governor Johnston, on the same subject. It is a stinging but just review of the conduct of the Governor, and strips him of all justification or excuse in relation to the Christiana IragedyJ Mr. Gorsuch is a highly respected minister of the Methodist Epiqpopal Church, and resides In Washing on City. ry BY the withdrawal of Mr. FOBTNER the field is left open for a distinct issue be tween Mr. JACKSON as tho Democratic can didate for Representative, and Mr. Haj man as the Whig candidate. We omitted to state, last week, that Mr. Cook the editor of •the Danville Democrat, and John L. Watson, nlso of Danville, were the Conlerees horn Montour county, who assisted in tho nomi nation of Mr. Hay man, as the Whig candi date. This man Watson was a borer at 'Harrisburg last winter and acted we believe as treasurer in the enmpaign there conducted. 'But, it appears he has leisure now for other pursuits, and has turned his hand to fixing out Whig nominations for the people. If there are any fundi to be disbursed during The campaign, he will be procisely the man for the business! w#" The time for holding the Stale Agri cultural Fait, at Harrisbuig, has been chan ged to the 29th, 30th and 31st days of Octo ber, so as not to conflict with the holding of the Maryland Slate Agricultural Fair. BP* An article of some length on the sub ject of the county nominations is crowded out this week, but will appear in our next number. The late Democratic county convention of Luzerne choose Col. H. B. Wright and Dan iel Rankin Representative delegates to the next state convention and Gen. Wm.S. Ross Senatorial delegate. A resolution to instruct for Cass was laid on the table by 45 to 4. tW Col. Forney of the Penntylvanian of* fen one half of that establish meat for sale. J. XT. COSILY. This gentleman, with whom most of our readers are acquainted, having been nominated by the Johns ton party qp ore of their candidates for Judge's of llfi Su preme Court ; it is proper to iitouije into his claims for support. It should be suffi cient with Democrats to know nominated by the Federal or Whig parly, and that his success would be a political triumph to the party, presenting him as a candidate—Besides the Democratic State ticket forjudges of the Supieme Court, is a good one and worthy of support through out, and the Democrat who would cut a single one of the candidates upon it, would commit nn act" of injustice and wrong to such candidate, as well as to the Democrat, ic party. Our readers will remember, that less than a year ago, a largo moa ting was held at Danvi He on the subject of the Compro mise measurers of Congress, at which res olutions were passed hostile to our state act of 1817. on the subject of fugitive slaves, and instructing Mr. Buckalew and Mr. M'Reynolds, our members in'tffe Leg- I islature, to vote for its repeal—on that oc casion Mn. Comly objected to those reso lutions and spoke against them, defending the scandalous act of 1847 from the just at tack made upon it in the Rosolu lions. Tho Resolutions were passtd in spite of his ob jection and were just, expedient and time ly; but Ma. C., succeeded in "defining his position," and furnished a clear warning to the people against voting for him for the office for which he has bten named. The men whom the people elevale 'to the bench of the Supreme Court, ought to be entirely free from abolition views or sympathies, especially at this juncture when the welfare and peace of the country de pend upon the maintenance of sound cnn s'.itutioml doctrines on the dangerous sub ject of slavery. Tho act of 18-17, (a bill to repeal the'' sixth section of which, Gov. Johnston holds in his pocket,) has been pronounced unconstitutional by Judge Grier and others of the first judicial minds in the country, and it is besides of a most mis chievous and indefensible character. As Mr. Comly thinks differently, it will be ex pedient to let him remain at the bar, where his sentiments can do little injury, instead of placing him in a position where they may do much. But, we need not enlarge upon these or other considerations ; as enough has been stated for our present purpose, which was to show, that solid reasons existed, arising 1 from tho position and opinions of Mr. Com- I ly> why he should not bo supported as a i candidate. OUR TARLE. THE PICTORIAL DRAWING ROOM COMPANION, —Judging from the late improvements in this attractive, publication, 4t is to occupy the same position' in Newt-York, that The Illustrated News, occupies in London while its cheapness should give it at least an equal circulation. The number for the pres ent week contains no less than nine promi nent engravings, nearly all illustrative of national or local subjects. Among these we may ndmerale. a beautiful portrait of the pioneer steamer of the Boston nnd Liver pool line, the S. S. Lewis; a graphic sketch of the lute brilliant regatta at Marble-head ; a view of the late awful military execution at Havana, from drawings made on the spot; | a likeness of* Mr. Collins the founder of American Ocean Steam Navigation; a per spective view of the interior of the Crystal Palace; and other illustrations of immediate interest. The literary portion of the num ber, is as fresh, piquant, and varied as the pictorial department. The price is, however the most striking feature of the publication. Think of sixteen folio pages, on fine paper, with a port-folio of engravings for SIXPENCE ! and the office is at No. 151 Nassau-st, New- York. • SARTAIN'S MAGAZINE for October has been received. It is a good number, whether considered in respect to the embellishments or the reading matter. "The Red and White Rose," (a line engraving.) "The Burial of j De Soto in the Mississippi, (a mezzotint,) besides a number of excellent wood engra vings, adorn it, while gems from the pens of our best writers sparkle through every page. Published by John Sarlain & Co., Philadel phia. HIT 'EM AGAIN —A few evenings ago a Union Consolidation meeting was held at Philadelphia, which nominated Col. John Swift for Mayor. David Puul Brown Esq., made a speech in the course of which he said ; "I defy anybody to tell me what a Demo cratic Whig means. 1 will give a premium to any one who can inform me. 1 am a Federalist, and there is such a thing as a Democrat, but a Democrotio Whig is be tween a horse and an ass, partakingof the qualities of both." "Col. Swift was next loudly called for. When he showed himself on the stand, he was loudly cheered. He declared himself a Whig, true to the core, and said, that the great Whig party had been managed for the last thirloen years by a clique of seventeen men, who were known as the tax collectors of this city. He said they made all the nom inations at Sligman's Hotel, and then called upon the officials to ratify them." W A grand Ploughing match to be con fined to plowmen of Lancaster county, Pa., and ploughs manufactured within tho limits of the county, is to be held in the immediate vicinity of Lancaster city, on Monday, Sept. 29. The following are the premiums offer ed for competition :—For the best plowman 840, 2d best do., 830; 3d do., 820 ; 4th do., 810 ; 6th do., 85; for the best plough, 810; 2d best do., $5. ''Go it while you are 'old."—ln Concord, Ky , Joseph Moore, aged 78, wan married to Mrs. Mary Tolan, aged 84 years. The ser vices were performed by a magistrate aged 72. | DEMOCRATIC JUDICIAL CONFER ENCE. Pursuant to their election, the confereess of the several counties comprising the i Eleventh Judicial District of Pennsylvania, convened at Wilkes-Barre, at the house of O. S. Knapp, on Saturday the 20th of Sep tember, 1851, when on motion, Hon. ZIBA BENNETT, of Luzerne, was called to the chair, and M. E. Jackson, of Columbia, was chosen Secretary. After which the Conferees of the respec tive counties produced their credentials, and were admitted to [seats in the Convention, viz:— WYOMING— Dr. James Kelly, and William M'Kunc, Esq. LUZERNE— Dr. A. Bedford and Hon. Ziba Bennett. COLUMBIA— CoI. Levi L. Tale, and M. E. Jackson, Esq. MONTOUR— CoI. V. Best, and Joseph Dean Esq. On motion the Conferees proceeded to nominate a caryliJate for President Judge. When Dr. A. Bedford, seconded by Levi L. Tate, nominated JOHN N. CONYNG HAM, and on motion of Col. Best, the nominations closed. The Conferees then proceeded to vote, when JOHN N. CONVNGIIAM was unanimous ly nominated as the Democratic candidate for president Judge of this Judicial District. On motion of Col. Tate, seconded by Dr. Kelly, the following Preamble and Resolu tions were offered and unanimously adop. ted. Whereas, In pursuance of the recently a dopted amendment'of the constitution, it is made the high prerogative of the electors of Pennsylvania, to choose by ballot, for the first lime the highest Judicial Officers in their respective Districts to preside over the courts of justice, for the term cf ten years ; it is a matter of the utmost moment, alike to ourselves and our fellow-citizens whom we have the honor here to represent, thaf our action be governed by prudence and mature deliberation. The proper adminis tration of the laws of Ike government under which we live, is a subject of abiding in • terest to every citizen, amenable to its pen alties or desiring its protection. Past expe rience has clearly demonstrated that our lives, our liberty, and our property, each in their turn, require the sedulous protection of the upright and the learned to guard them against the aggression and opprossion of the designing and unscrupulous. Therefore, Resolved, That the high legal attainments, unspotted moral reputation, and known ac quirements of Hon. JOHN N. CONYNG HAM, eminently entitle him to our confi dence, and fully qualify him for the distin guished station ol President Judge of the Eleventh Judicial District of Pennsylvania. Resolved, That we cordially recommend Judge Conyngham as the nominee of this Confercnco, to the united suffrage of every voter within the Counties of Columbia, Lu; Montour and Wyoming. t On motion, • Resolved, That the proceedings of the Con. ferenee be signed by the officers, and pub lished in the newspapers of this District, and that the Convention do now adjourn. ZIBA BENNETT, Prest. Attest—M. E. JACKSON, Secy. Difficulty between Gen. Wool and Col. Webb, ROCHESTER, Sept. 20, 1851. —The rumor all over the city aboiit the Iracas on Thursday afternoon, between Col. Webb and .General Wool is, that during the day, Gen. Wool as serted his right to review the troops, as ta king precedence of the Governor, who is only Captain General of the militia. The claim was not admitted, as it was. lhe"mili tia that wore to be reviewed. Gen. Wool, however, ngrccd to go to the ground, and it was arranged that he should have a place in the Governor's carrige. In the samo car riage were Col. Bruce "and Col. Webb, as aids of the Governor. The Governor, obser ving that Gen. Wool end Col. Webb were not speaking, proposed to introduce them. Gen. Wool said he did not know Col. Webb and did not want to know him. There was thensome illusion to a certain article in the Courier and Euquirer, in which some re flections were made upon the generalship of Woof. Col. Webb, in justificntion of himself, said he a letter from the lato Gen. Taylor, in which he said that if Gen. Wool's advice had been followed, the de cisive battle of Buoua Vista would have lost. General Wool said it was false; Cd. Webb said lie would prove it by pub lishing the letter. General Wool dared him to do so. What further occurred deponent sailh not; but the foregoing is in everybo dy's mouth. It appears there has been a bad feeling between Wool and Webb ever since they were in the army together. The Difference. When the Whiskey Insurrection broke out in western Pennsylvania, although not a single life was lost, and the only offence committed was a refusal to pay the United States tax on whiskey, Cov. M. Kean took the field in person, under the direction of Gen. Washington, to compell an obedience to Ike laws ; but at this day when a rebellion against the laws of the United States breaks out, and several men are murdered, Governor Johnston keeps on his way making stump speeches, telling bis friends he owes these laws no allegiance, and that they ought to be repealed. STATE AGRICULTURAL FAIR—CHANGE or DAYS. —The Pennsylvania and Maryland State Agricultural Societies having acciden tally fixed upon the same days for their an nual Exhibitions, the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Society met here last week and agreed to change the titne for our Stale Exhibition to the 29th, 30th and 31st of October. This arrangement will afford the Farmers of Maryland and Pennsylvania an opportunity to attend both Fairs. W Act of Necessity.—Unbuttoning a dandy's waietcoa} to pick up his cane. History ol the Christiana Tragedy, by one of Mr. Uorsuch'e Sons. The following history of the tragedy at Christiana has been published in the Balti more Sun, by a son of the murdered indi vidual, Mr. Gorsoch. The writer is a cler gyman, and he wont immediately to the spot, on learning the facts of the outrage:— Messrs. Editors:—Having seen various and contradictory leports concerning the tra gic fate ef my father, and the attendant cir cumstances, I have Ihought it best to per form the painful task ot giving you some facts, in reference thereto, which may be re lied on : Near thfce years ago, four negroes, be tween the ages of nineteen and twenty-two, fled from qty father's, in Baltimoro county, nineteen miles from the city, into Pennsyl vania. These negroes were to be free at the age of Iwetily-eight, and this fact they knew. It had como to the knowledge ol my father that they had sold wheat, stolen from him, to a free negro. A warrant was got out fot the wrest of the free negro, which, comir.g to the cars of his accomplices, they resolved (the same evening) to make good their escape. This was in November. Du ring the wintes it was reported that these men were suffering for food. A colored man was sent to find them, and assure them, if they would come home and behave themselves, nothing would he said to them about their theft. They wore found, but did not return. Afler having caiefully provided the ne cessary vouchers nnd papers, attended by a deputy marshal end two constables from Philadelphia my lather, his son, (Dickson,) his nephew, (Dr. Thomas T. G. Pearce,) Joshua Gorsuch, Nathan Nelson and Nicho las Hutchins, set out the first of last week for the scene of intended arrest. The plan was to arrest the fugitives on Wednesday morning, but this was frustrated by the non. appearance of the deputy marshal, who had the authority and the papfers. Both the Phil adelphia constables returned to the city, with the understanding that they were to como buck at niglit with now warrants one of them having been deputed to act as mar shal. The delinquent marshal made his ap pearance on Wednesday morning, about 9 o'clock, urging as an excuse for his failure, that he had been followed by a negro, wLom he knew to be a spy. In endeavor ing to elude his pursuit and prevent the dis covery of his posse by rapid driving, he broke his wagou. It was then agreed that they would attempt the arrest on Thursday morning, strengthened by the constables, whom they expected to return on Wednes day night—but Uteso did not come. Deputy Marshal Henry H. Kline, and the five gentlemen in company with my father, reached the house where two of the runa ways were supposed to live, just at morning dawn. This house stands near the head of the Great Valloy, in Lancaster county, about two miles from the of Christiana The valley libretti about three quarters of a mile broad , quite trough-like in shape, and bordered with wpoil. Across the valley runs a narrow, rough lane. About 150 yards from the southern border of the valley, and one hundred yards from the lane that crosses it, slands lite house of the fugitive, connected with the larger Isne by a short lane, twelve feet wide. As this party, at this early hour, were proceeding along the lane that crosses the valley, and near the house, one of the negroes, who was recognised as Ndlbon, came to the mouth of the short lane, and, upon seeing these men, ran towards the housn, all tho party in full chasei The ne gro bjtrely made his escape. One man was I stationed at each corner of the house to guard the windows. The house is two sto ries in height, and tho negroes were all up I stairs. The Marshal ami my father entered the house. Mr. Kline asked for the owner of the house ; fold them he was a United States Marshal, and that he came for the j purpose of arresting Mr. Gorsuch's slaves, Nelson and John. He then read to them the warrants, and while doing this he heard iliem loading their guns up stairs. The Maishal and my father started both together to go up stairs, the latter having first called to Nelson that he saw him, and told him that if he would come peaceably and go home with him, he would treat him as kind ly as before he ran away. Resistance, he said, would do no good, for he came with tho proper officer and authority, and he would not leave the premises without hi g property. While they were on the steps and intending to proceed, one of the negroes struck at them with a staff shod with sharp iron. My father then turned and went out the door. Just as he got out a gun was fired at his head from one of the windows, but the aim was 100 high. The Marshal com ing out just behind him, fired his pistol in tho window. Again they went in, and starl ing to go up the steps, an axe was thrown down at them, which, however, passed harmlessly by them. In this way a little skirmishing was kept up between the ne groes at the windows and the young men outside, and between those at the head of the steps end two men in the house. During this period the warrants were read three times, the law was explained, they were advised and entreated to give up the two slaves, ond assured that the arrests would be made even if blood must be shed. A missile bad been thrown out of the win dow and had wounded Pearce in the head ; he had attempted to shoot, but the cap only exploded. At last they gave the negroes a definite time to decide ; the watch was held, but before the lime expired, a white man rode up to the bars in the lane. His pres ence inspired the blacks; they immediately raised a shout, and became confirmed in their opposition. When the Marshal saw the man at the bars, he went to him and cal led upon him in the name of the United States, to assist in arresting the fugitives, showing his warrant, reading his authority, and telling him the inevitable consequence of refuial. Another white man was also present during (bis conversation. The re ply was, that he would not assist; and that they had better go home, for they could make no arreita there, or blood would be spilt. Before, during, and after the conversa tion with this man at the bars, negroes were arriving from every quarter, some on horse back, and others on foot, armed with guns, pistols, clubs, corn cutters, &c. They seem ed to be scattered all around upon the first of their arrival, but most of them wore gath ered in knots near the placo where the white man on horseback and the Marshal were talking, engaged in loading their guns. At the close of the conference, the Marshal called to his party to retire, saying that he would not press the arrest farther, and that he would hold this man responsible for the property. Then the Marshal and two young men left. My father was then near the house, his sons Tearce and Joshua Gorsuch not far from him, still guarding the house, to keep the slaves from escaping. Just as the Marshal and the two young men left, the Quaker on horse said something to the ne groes that had assembled near him, when they set up a most hideous yell, and rushed towards the house, the negroes in the house at the same time rushing out, and whooping like savages, met the advancing gang around my father. There were four men, all armed with pistols, it is true, opposed to about one hundred infuriated blood-thirsty, howling demons. As soon as these two gangs met in the narrow lane, the attack was made upon the diminished band, by a negro from be hind striking my father on the head, which caused him to fall forward on his knees, when he was shot several times, and cut over the head with corn cullers. When the young matt near him saw him lull, Dickinson and Gorsttch ran to him and discharged their pistols into the crowd that was murdering him, Pearce having been cut off from them by tho negroes who ad vanced from the bars. As I ickinson was shooting immediately over his lather, his revolver was knocked out of his hand by a club striking him upon tho arm, near the wrist. Then a negro shot him in the right side and arm, lodging more than seventy large slto'. in him. The negroes were whoop ing and yelling with savage glee over their victims, & the son, nephew and cousin star led. lo save tlieir lives. They all escaped from this narrow lane, the scene of the aw ful conflict, into the longer lane t hat extends across the valley and the woods on either side. Dickinson, staggering under tho slun ning effects of his wounds, blood gushing from his mouth and streaming from his arm and side, look the southern end of the lane, and, in a distance of a hundred yards rea ched the edge of the wood, tailing down by a large slump exhausted. Some of the fiends followed, and would have moslcrtrel ly murdered him, but an old negro, who bad been in tho affray, threw himself over his body, and called upon them for God's 6ake to assist him, for he would soon die anyhow. Dr. Pearce and Joshua Gorsuch took the other end of the lane : leading to tho woods on tho other side of the valley, which were mora than half a mile distant. Pearce kept the lane, and aftor him rushed tho whole band of negroes, shouting and shooting eve ry jump a distanco of three hundred yards. In his tlight lie ovartook (he Quaker on tho horse, and strove to keep Itim between him self and his pursuers, to which course he ascribes the salvation of his life. At the distance of half a mile from the negroes' house, ho teached a dwelling, and bo'ting in, asked two ladies, who were then the on lj persons whom ho saw in the house, to protect him. They expressed fear lest t!i e negroes might come nnd find him there, and kill them for concer ling liirn. He told them he would not expose them to danger then, and turned to go out, when they consented to conceal him. Soon his inluriatod pursu ers came to tho houso and asked if he was not there. They were told that some one had gone past, and they kept on to the woods, which they searched and guarded until late at night, to find and to butcher their tl?sired victim. Joshua Gorsuch, who had received a vio lent blow on the head when by my father, was rather late in starting, and ran obliquely from the house to tho lane, reaching it in advance of Pearce. Him they overtook and beat over the head with clubs until it was supposed they had killed him, but he got up and went up the lane as far as he could. One negro, who had chased Pearce farther than the rest, as he was returning, struck him (Gorsuch) over the head with a club. At last ho reached the woods, com pletely crazed by tho blows he had received. There he was found by the Marshal and ta ken to a place of safety. Dickinson did not lie long before some gentlemen came and carefully removed him to Mr. Levi Pownall's, where he now lies, and where I now write. Every attention that kindness can suggest and charity exe cute is bestowed upon him. At first it was thought he could not live until night; but, through the caro of his physician, and the blessing of God, he lias been gradually men ding ever since, and now we have strong hopes of his recovery. Dr. Pearce was con ducted to the house where Dickinson is, about four or five o'clock the same after noon. Joshua escaped that evening, to York, where his friends took good care of him. He is now out of danger and doing well. It may bo gratifying to some to know that the proceedings now in progress will bring to light the secret of this bloody affair. A negro of Philadelphia—the same that fol lowed tho Marshal on the first night—found out by some means, fair or foul, the names of the negroes to be taken, and other cir cumstances connocted with my father's plan, and gave intelligence to the neighborhood. The abolitionists and negroes together spread the news, and thus was brought to gether the most of the negroes for miles around. We have the man who incited the . negroes to shoot, and defied the Marshal. We have also quite a number of the actors in that awful scene, but not all of them. The law will now be fairly tested, I sup pose. 1 have written this by the* advice of friends, and am glad the painful task is per formed. J. S. (jOBSI'CH. Christiana, f>optombei 17, 1851. From the Baltimore Sun. THE CHRISTIANA TRAGEDY, Letter from the Rev, Mr, Gorsncli to Gov. Johnston. The following letter from the Rev. Mr. Gorsuch to Gov. Johnston, in which he re plies to the letter of the Governor, has been handed to us for publication : WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 1851. Hon Win. F. Johnston, Governor of Penn'a.: The undersigned, a son of the late Edward Gorsuch, the victim of abolitionist enthusi asm and high-handed rebellion, is sorry that so painful a duty is imposed upon him as that to which he now addresses himself. He writes to you, sir, with no vindictive feel ings, but only to assure you, what he do sires every one to know, that he thinks the lack of official promptness on your part has resulted iu the escape, hitherto, of the slaves, and some of the principal murderers of his father. It would have tended in some degree to relieve the anxiety of the family ami friends of the deceased to have known that the Governor of the State in which this foul murder was committed had acted as promptly and efficiently as the circumstan ces demanded. I know that you passed within a few yards of where the body of my lather lay, the afternoon of the same day on which he was murdered. The cars stopped at the door of the house. Some of the passengers went in to look at the ghastly spectacle. But, sir, you did not. You, who ought, because of your responsible station, to have been most interested, showed the least concern. And this is not to be wondered at. It would socm natural that then you should liavo been rejoicing at this, the first fruits of your offi cial and personal hostility to the rendition of fugitive slaves. Did we nnt well know what you have done to render inoperative the law under whose protection my father entered your State, to secure his property, in a manner strictly legal, some excuse might be found in our minds for your strange in activity. But we knew your course. Wo had wa'ched it with pain, and we did not expect you would be induced to change it! even at this extraordinary crisis. Alfow me to call your attention to a fact which, perhaps, you will remember. Those slaves, for which my father was searching, were to be free at the age of twenty eight. They were detected tn selling stolen wheat to a free nogro. Before the writ which was gotten out against him could be served, ho escaped to Pennsylvania. This brother of mine, now so near to death, was sent to you with.a requisition from the Governor ■ of Maryland for that free negro, "Abe John son." But you would not deliver him up, | and sent my brother home convinced that further elTort in that respect was unnecessa ry. That "Abe Johnson," it is said, was present among the rebels on last Thursday morning. I have read some letters which yon wrote to some gentlemen of Philadelphia, who were urging you to action. I mnrkad the sirong contrast between your words and ac tions. Now, sir, if you were so anxious to j vindicate the honor of your State, so proud to have those offenders arrested, why did you not imitate the noble example of the Executive of the United Stales ? Why did you not issue your proclamation as soon as you reached Philadelphia ? If it ought to havo been done nl all, were there not stron ger reasons to have it done on the first day, when the murderers were at hand, than on j the fifth, when most of them had escaped?; You cannot plead ignorance of the riot, for it was well known to you. You will not pretend to say that it was more necessary when several prominent actors in that tra gedy were arrested, and the whole neigh borhood scoured by vigorous young gentle men from Maryland, by a host of your own citizens and United States military, than when every one that desired the punish ment of these murderers was afraid to move ; when the rioters—still wet with the blood of innocent and peaceable men—were tri umphing in their victory, and their confed erates congratulating themselves upon suc cessful treason ! Why, sir, did you not show your promptness then ? You applauded the decision, energy and promptness of the Lan caster county officers, and in this I most heartily concur, but in proportion a? you praise them, you condemn yourself. You knew of the insurrectionary movement be fore they did. If they had waited, as you did, until the fifth day, to do what ought to have beott done on the first, you could not have applauded them. You must, therefore, sir, be self-condemned. Do you know that thirty-six hours had pas sed before one writ was taken out against these men ? Do you know thSl Mr. Thomp son, the State's Attorney, and Mr. Ileigart, to protect their own lives and quell the spir it of resistance which fortified the traitors and lerrrified the loyal, had to collect a pos se of men from iron works aud diggings on the railroad ? Do yon know that not a ma gistrate or canstable would act until com pelled; that the sheriff refused to act; that your attorney general, true to his superior, would not aid those men whose activity you so zealously commend ? With these facts, sir, before us, we can not be charged with calumny in saying that wo do honestly believo that your proclama tion would never have seen the light, had you Dot feared that the activity of others would censure your own indifferenoe. We believe that the majority of Pennsyl vania is right. We have been pleased at the zeal, and gratified with the sympathies of many we have met. But, sir, if the laws shall now be sustained ; if the country shall be satisfied that Pennsylvania is right : if the South is to find that this law will not be in efficient; be assured that no: one particle of the honor will be given to the Governor. We will not say that he has acted traitorously: that by his previous course he has boen the : indirect occasion of this outrage; that the I blood of Edward Gorsueh is on his skirts: 1 but we must say that he has not been "clear in his great office," but recreant to the trust imposed on him. I Much more in sorrow than in anger, I i subscribe myself your much injured friend, I J. S. GORSUCH I [Curiesfionilence of the .Public Lcitgtr J Letter from HarTteburf. HARRISIURO, Soft 1851. About one o'clock a homoc.'de occurred below Harrisburg, at the two-mii."* lock, on the Pennsylvania Canal, in which the parly, named John Hines, of Wj v ®ming county, was almost instantly killed. The weapon uso-.l was a monstrous horse-pi.dot. It appears that Washington Kritzer, the de fendant, and brother, from Milton, Pa., were patsing down the canal, when they met jhe deceased (Hines) coming towards Harris burg. The boats passed—Hines went on •- bout two hundred yards, aud tied up—went after Kritzer, and bantered him to fight. The Conk on Hines' boat said that Hines re marked— 'l'll either fight or kill Kritzer, Or he must do that to me." (ft appears (hat Kritzer had given the deceased a thrashing on a previous occasion ) He went on Kri zer s boat, but the latter being afraid of him, told him to be off. H.nes wanted to know what he thrashed him for at the timo allu ded to; to which Kritzer made no reply, but slopped down into the cabin of his boat. Ilincs followed, and when on tho last step of the gangway, a report of a pistol was heard, and upon examination, it was found that Kritzer had shot him, from the sffects of which shot he almost instantly expired. Drs. Dock and Seiler, upon making a post-mortem examination, found thnt the ball had struck tho ffeshv part of his left aim, glanced off, and passed through the ab domen, penetrating the kidney, and was so firmly lodged in the spine that its removal was deemed inexpedient. Kritzer immedi ately surrendered himself to,'the authorities —had a hearing before Justice Kline, and was committed Hines bore a bad name, if reports be cor rect; and wo venture to say that Mr. Kri tzer's Counsel, C. M. Shell, Esq., will find no difficulty to establish the homicide jus tifiable ; which, from a knowledge of his ability, and the concurrent circumstances of the case, ho will undoubtedly succeed in accomplishing. Letter from Stroudsburg. Correspondence of the Pennsylvanian. Stroudsbutg, Sept. 12, 1851. Col.Jno. W. Forney, Dear Sir:—The Sen atorial Conferees of this district, romposed of the counties of Wayne, Pike, Monroe and Carbon, met here to day, and nomina ted F.phraim \V. Hamlin, of Wayne county, as the Democratic candidate for Senator.— He was a member of die Stale Legislature from Wayne county during the Buckshot war, and the succeeding session. He has always been a firm, steadfast, and devoted Democrat, and will make a useful and able Senator. Hon. Asa Packer, of Carbon, was appointed Senatorial delegato to the Dem ocratic 4th of March Convention. The Judicial Conference of this district al so met here to-day, and unanimously noruk nated Hon. N. B. Eldred, the present abuP r incumbent, PseinJont. Jadg* Ho will no doubt be unanimously elected. Truly yours, MONROE. Presidential. The delegates appointed thus far are of the following complexion on the subject of can didates for the Presidency : For Cass. For Buchanan. Franklin, 8 Allegheny, 7 Berks. 5 Westmoreland 2 Dauphin, 2 Venango & Warren, 2 Mifflin, 1 Bedford (Senatorial,) t Huntingdon, 2 Lebanon, I Blair, 1 Monroe & Pike, 1 Schuylkill, 3 Bradford, 1 tW The Abolitionists of Pennsylvania have secured the services of Tliaddeus Ste vens and others to dofend the parties arres ted on the charge uf treason, and for the murder of Mr. Gorsuch at Christiana. WHERE is BARKUM I— This wonderful in dividual is now at the Revere House, Bo;, ton, looking remarkably well, fie is en gaged with the patent fin: annihilator, said by many to be as great a humbug as mosl other things with which he has been con nected. W The '-Southern Congress," proposed to bo held in January, at Montgomery, Ala , is attracting some attention. Two delegates from each Congressional District in South Carolina are to be chosen on the second Monday in October. The Charleston Mer cury considers that the meeting of the Con gress is far from certain. _ H" Governor Lowe of Maryland has di rected Attomry General Brent to attend the . trial of the negro rioters of Lancaster in this state. One of Gorsuch's runaway negroes has been arrested at Lancaster. LF" WE aro glad to receive tho N. V. Daily Timet a new paper conducted with great energy and ability by Raymond Jone* &Co It is among the on dits that Raymoud had n quarrel with the notorious Gen. Wat son Webb and that the new Times is the re sult of that flarcup. CP Father Ritchie, late of the Wash ington T nion, has declined being a candi date for Governor of Virginia. He sars—"l am free to say, at once, that I could not be the Governor of Virginia, if I [would, and 1 would not, if I could.'' SHE'S GONE.— The middle aged lady, of respectable connections, "who never nursed a tree or flower," nas gone South to marry tho blacksmith by whom "the last link was broken." ty The Democrats of Erie County held their County Convention, in the city of Erie on the 1 Ith inst., and among other resolu tions passed one in favor of Gen. Sana Hous ton for the Presidency, in 1852,