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TOR CAXAI. COMSIISSIOXEU,
MOisJiS i'OWiVAfiL, Lancaster Count)
tor .vrnrroR onxnnxL,
Ai.CX. Ii. HIcCLUKK, Franklin Co.
CKRKTBAiV IUYCRS, Clarion Co.
Cfcif Attention is directed to notice of
Pouncilinon in another column of to-dav's
Jtffcrsouian, relative to pavingf&c: Prop
crty holders on Elizabeth street will learn
cv it that they are required to havo their
pavement completed on or before the
first of September next.
Erg' We learn from the Milford Herald,
ot the 'tn mst.. ttiat li. fc. .Alott, Jj,sq.,
m connection with Mr. Hamcrsly have ta
ken five sections on the Eastern divi?ion ol
the Delaware, Lackawnna and Western
Railroad. The point of commencement
ip near this place, and runs np Brodhead's
,roeli. The contract is a heavy one, and
vc rc informed arrangements will be
:aalc next week for commencing opera -t.cn
boveral of the citizens of Danville give
-ft. of their intention to apply to the
next Lrpslature for the charter of a new
jvmLiug Institution, to be located atDan
and called "The Monluor Bank,"
with a capital of 8200,000.
X&fyTliC New York Commercial states
"hat cut of twenty-nino cases of "sun-:t.-kc,
or apoplexy, superinduced by
xcismvc heat, which have occurred in
'-at c;ty, twenty-four resulted fatally.
EST- At the contemplated celebration
f the fourth of July at Springfield, Mas-
-hasctts, it is said that a calvalcade of
ung ladies and gentlemen will be formed,
rcsscd in old continental tvlc, with
- c'lccI hats, broad flaps, tights, knee
aiKs silk stockings, short waists, pow
l red hair, pillions, &c.
Es5The enterprising publishers of L'tt-
- s Lwi'g Age have issued a prospectus
'-r a new journal, to be called The Frank-
"j. It will be issued every week, com
?riccT with the first Sunday in July,
) 32 q?iarto pages, and will be devoted
1 the uews and politics of the world.
: is designed to be a permanent record
rcrrthing of moment that transpires,
1 jia the Old "World and the New, and
- I doubtless be the most valuable publi
a. n el the kind in the United States.
j i.te, 0,UU per year, free of postage;
1 .rce c ipies, 512.00 ; seven coies, $25.00.
(tOpev's Lady's Book, for July has
( tD hand ; the "Creation,' is a very
I tut ful design, as well as the other en-
.tawngs that illustrate this number.
r' If cntributomsare good and interesting.
The ladies should bear in mind that a
v; V'lume commences with the July
-ail er, presenting the proper time to
-t sen be. L. A. Gode', Phil. 3 a year.
ESJ-During a discussion between Drs.
raper and Watson at Boston, Dr. W.
-trJ, that in the course of four years
".J a half, he hud taken from the citizens
Bjston and vicinity, one hvndrcd bar
it hjd ! and had admi?iistered forty
.f pounds of mercury !
Hy way of California, we have news from
na laitT than that previotiosly received,
t as it is not considered reliable, we
not copied it in detail. It is to llieef-
t that the revolutionists had been repulsed !
" re thr city of Nanking, with the slanght-1
r.S unny- thousands of their troops; and that
rebellion is likely to be soon put down.
c thai probably hear again in a few days.
Mistake in the Person.
Tho Eufala (Ala.) Spirit of the South
-ws how some of the people in its re
n recently went in pursuit of a horse--f,
and captured only a United States
r alor. If it had been a New York Al-
V 1 1 .
c.teutiary, and no one would have
-own the difference. The man whom
cy suspected to be a horse-thief, and
u.r:ucd to his home, was Senator Toombs.
Terrible Riot isi New York.
A terrible riot occured in Eleventh-sfc.,
r ar Avenue A., New-York, on Sunday
i cuius last, between two Darties called
J " A ------
e ' Mackerelvillo Boys and the ' Dry
irk Knvs hnhivpn whom n HfnrlK nn-
rr.osity appears to exist. A party of a-
:ut fort' policemen immediately repair-
c J to the scene of disturbance, and upon
ejproaching the mob fchcy were -assailed
inth stones, brickbats and other missiles.
Ihe rioters numbered from six to seven
Ljndred, yet the police force were suc
cessful in dispersing the infuriated per
ens, aud arresting sixteen of the princi
y.'A ringleader, all of whom except two
Lucky. A citizen of Eastou, drew
$5,000 in the lottery, last week. It fell
into goods hand. Argus.
BCTWhat will we have next? This
way, waiter ! We clip the following
natent claim from the Scientific Amer
IC AN :
Self-waiting Dining Tables. By
Lea Persey, of Patterson, Pa. I claim a
self waiting table constructed and arranged
as described, viz: having an endless band
situated beneath the table and kept in
constant motion during meals, by any
power applied through the crank or oth
er means, to which a baud is firmly at
tached at convenient distances apart, gui
ding carriers, &c, which pass up through
and are supported bv small railway trucks
&c, and move in guiding apertures in the
top of the table, and upon the tops of
which arc placed waiters, whereon dishes
are put and constantly conveyed around
before the guests, on both sides of the ta
ble, in combination with the said endless
I also claim an aditional shelf or sec
ond table, over the central portion of the
table, above the waiters, for the purpose
of holding castors, occ, which do not re
quire to be frequently moved or replaced
as set forth.
Why are country girls cheeks like
well printed cotton ? Becauso they are
''warranted to wash and keep their color
We walked to church on Sunday morn
ing behind "the girl with a hole in the
heel of her stocking." It was a very large
one, and we thought her heel must be cold.
She probably knew' of it on Saturday, but
remembered the Sabbath da-, and kept
CJxarsro of Attempt lo Rrihc.
J. B. Packer, Esq., Dr. Geo. Weiser,
and Mr. Charles Weaver, the latter, one
of the present Conmiissiors of Northum
berland county, were arrested on Friday
last, by the Constable of Bush township,
on a charge of attempting to bribe Chris
tian Albert, one of the Commissioners of
the same county, for the purpose of in
ducing him to
his official sanction
towards a subscription of $200,000 by
the county of Northumberland, to the
stock of the Susquehanna Rail lload Com
panj'. They were brought before Esq.,
Eekman, and after hearing the evidence
of Mr. Albert, the case was continued for
further hearing to Tuesday last. On
that day, the parties and their counsel ap
peared (Messrs. Comly and Montgom
ery, for Commonwealth, and Messrs. Pol
lock, -Baldy and Bockefellow, for Whs.)
and after full argument on both sides, the
Defendents were bound over in the sum
of $2000 each, for their appearance at
the next Court of Quarter sessions of
Northumberland county, to answer the
charges referred to above. Danville Dem
ocrat. A Feathered Quadruycd. Our townsman
Mr. Lewis Lang, has a young Shanghae
with four legs, perfectly formed. The
little thing runs about as lively as a crick
et, and is apparently destined to become
a celebrated "old cock." The hind legs
seem to hang on in the manner of a cau
dal appendix, and are as yet not used
much for locomotion. We shall await,
with some curiosity, the further develop
ment of this sinsulur freak of nature. lb.
The Supreme Court, in session atHar
risburg, have made the following decision:
1. When a road has once been opened
by the supervisors, its location cannot af
terwards be altered by another supervi
sor, for the purpose of placing it on what
he may suppose to be its proper site.
2. All authority under the order to o-
pen is exhausted by the action of those
to whom it was directed, and cannot be
resumed, although the first location was
not according to the report of the view
ers. 3. But this rule docs not prevent sub
sequent supervisors from clearing out a
road to its proper width.
4. When a track has once been made
on which the public can pass, the whole
legal breadth of the road is to be taken
as devoted to public use, and though the
power to make another location is gone,
the right and the duty of the supervisors
to remeve obscructions from any part of
it, remains in lull force.
The Wheat Harrest.
The wheat harvest is activly progress
ing in Maryland, Virginia, and parts of
Pennsylvania. Tne statements that were
made some weeks &ince of the depreda
tion of the fly and joint-worm, are now
generally admitted to have been exagger
ated, and the general tone of the country
press, warrants the expectation that, with
the exception of some particular localities,
the crop will be a full one. The St. Louis
Republican of the 12th inst., says most of
the wheat between Memphis and that city
has been cut, and the dry weather has fa
vored in gettiug it in. The Republican:
is lnlormed that the yield is very abun
The Piano-Forte was invented by
J. C. Schroder, of Dresden, in 1717.
The invention has also been ascribed to
an instrument maker of Florence.
Counterfeit American quarters, of the
stamp lately issued by the government,
aro in circulation.
JESS"- The excess of males over females
in England is 400,000.
JG5 Fiddleton is the name of a t-hri
ving place in California.
Murder Will Out.
If any Whig journal at any time im
peaches -the managemeut of the State Im
provements; which are under the exclusive
control of Locofocos, no matter upon what
authority, or how clear its proof, its state
ment or charge is pronouueed a Whig lie,
and a Locofoco denial thus made is re
garded as quite sufficient to establish the
falsity of tho impeachment. We may a
vail ourselves, therefore, of the opportuni
ty to spread before our readers what a
Simon Pure Locofoco journal, of no less
character and influence than the Pitts
burg JPost, says of the Locofoco manage
ment of our Public Works. Bead it, care
fully, all ye who aro in search of truth. It
is not a Whig lie, but co.pied from the ed
itorial columns of the Post of Thursday :
" The management of our internal im
provements require reform. We are free
to say, that under no administration has
it been properly managed. The public
works have been used to fill the pockets
of the high officials, while the poor work
ing may. has been left to starve, without
an' remuneration for his labor.
It is painful for us to refer to this mat
ter, for the Canal Board is now in the
hands of our party. But we cannot re
frain from calling upon them to reform
the evil complained of above, and we hope
that they will at once remove the hard
working operatives. They are unworthy
of public trust or station. I hoy would
rob the State with as little remorse as
they do the laborers, and they should be
shipped at once.
If this evil is not redressed by the Com
missioners before the October election, it
will then rest with the people to express
their indignation at the ballot box. The
hard-toiling workman is not to be plun
dered to fill the pockets of lazy officials.
Their nominal wages are low enough, God
knows; but to make them suffer a shave
on that is cruel in the extreme. The la
borers earn every cent of the mone' prom
ised to thorn, but from the above state
ment it is evident that they do not get
their pay when it is earned, and that the
lazy officials, of whom we have before
spoken, draw it and speculate upon them
at a heavy discount.
Our public works are badly managed,
and the fact cannot be disguised that the
evil rests in the parsimonious remunera
tion offered to those who superintend them.
No man fully capable of discharging the
duties of a Canal Commissioner, would ac
cept the office at the present salary. A
man with sufficient capacity to discharge
the duties of the office in a proper man
ner, can make more by his industry in a
ny other branch of ordinary business.
It is the same with all the subordinate
officers on the public works. They have
to labor at starvation prices, and, of course
they will adopt some means to make both
ends meet. We have heard of a Su
perintendent who went upon the road not
worth a dime, and left it with forty thou
sand dollars in his pocket. How did he
make it? Not from his salary that
would not allow of such an immense prof
it ; but it was realized from the check
rolls of the poor working man. This
man has gone West, and wo suppose he
is enjoying the full fruition of his specu
lation on the Portajie road.
Cure for Hydrophobiai
The season of Hydrophobia is at hand,
and we shall doubtless be called upon to
chronicle, ere long, the deaths of several
fellow beings by this most torturing, hor
ible malady. Half a dozen specifies for
its cure have been given to the public
from time to time yet we do not remem
ber that one single case of confirmed ra
bies has ever been cured within the last do
zen years. Still, we are confident that, in
the Providence of God, there is for every
bane an antidote, and it becomes men to
"prove all things" until the remedy for
Hydrophobia shall have been discovered
and universally made known. A corres
pondent of The National Era writes from
Millbury, Mass., as follows :
"I am now in my 80th year, and ha
obtained what information I could, both
from observation and critical study. It
has lately been discovered that a strong
decoction made of the bark of the roots
of the white ash, when drank as a medi
cine, will cure the bite of a mad dog.
This undoubtedly is owing to the fact that
rattlesnakes can be made more easily to
crawl over Jive nre coals, than white ash
leaves; and they are never found in the
forests where the white ash grows. Would
it not be advisable for druggists in our
large towns and cities to keep constantly
on hand a medicine prepared from the roots
of the white ash ? It might be the means
of saving some valuable lives from a sud
den and painful death."
A Frigldful Situation. On Wednesday
morning as the workman were about en
tering the coal mines of tho Messrs. Hor
ton, at Donaldson, Schuylkill county, a
large mass of coal fell, completely bury
ing one of the men in a standing position.
After remaining in that situation for 22
hours he was taken out without havinn-
the slightest injury. His life was preser
ved by a large lump of coal about ten
yards in thickness which wedged him so
tightly that he was unable to movo. The
mass of coal that fell, was estimated at
75 tons, being the result of a single blast
tho night previous.
To Men about ta Marry. The New
York Legislature having passed a law in
1848, exempting the property of the wife
from being taken for her husband's debts
contracted before marriage, have now e
qualized the law by passing an act exemp
ting the husband from the debts of the
wife which may have been contracted be
. jam r in i lai nii.mmc
Disastrous Conflagration iu
Several Warehouses-burned Zcss nearly
$100,000 Fireman imirdered Fatal
Accident Falling of a Bridge Thril
Pittsburgh, June 27. Last night, near
the canal, a disastrous fire broke out,
which, at one time, from the inflammable
material, threatened the destruction of a
large portion of that part of the city.
About half-past nine o'clock the alarm
of fire was sounded, and found to proceed
from the burning of the canal boat Charles
Dunn, lying in the basin. The fire spread
rapidly and commuuioated to the adja
Clark & Shaw's warehouse was soon
enveloped in flames, which baffled the ef
forts of the firemen. They had on storage,
for shipment, a heavy amount of dry
coods, bacon, flour, lard, whiskey, glass,
and other merchandise. It was impos
sible to save anything. The provisions
and dry goods were insured principally
in eastern offices.
Clark & Shaw arc insured in this city
in the Western, Delaware, Mutual and
Citizen's offices, for 826,000, which will
cover their loss. They have fortunately
other houses, and their business will not
Mulvany & Ledlie lost two thousand
boxes of glass, for which they are insured
for $G,500 in the Delaware Mutual. The
fire spread on both sides, and all the ad
joininir property was more or less injured
The firemen by their laudable exertions
finally succeeded in keeping the fiie with
in certain bounds.
Mr. W. Bingham sustained some loss,
but is fully insured.
Atkins & Kcemle's warehouse was cn-
tirelv destroyed, together with a large por
tion of the merchandize on storage, which
could not be removed in time, lhe firm
is fully insured.
McCully's flour warehouso was saved
with the greatest difficulty.
During the fire a difficulty took place
between some of the firemen. A few
minutes after, a man by the name of Cr
Gracey cut Thomas McCluskey with a
knife. The unfortunate man lived but a
short time after receiving the stab. In
the confusion tho murderer escaped, and
has thus far eluded pursuit of the officers
About half-past ten o'clock a most
thrilling and frightful scene occurred.
About two hundred persons were stand
inx on the bridge which crosses the basin,
when it suddenly gave way precipitating
the whole of them into the canal. A
cry of horror arose, and hundreds at once
rushed to the rescue. A large number of
them were seriously injured, but it is be
lieved that not a single life was lost.
Michael Irwin, a tailor, was killed in
Smithfield street by. the falling of a sign
Tho whole loss by the fire is estimated
at from 875,000 to 8100,000, which is
partly covered by insurance.
The fire will not cause any delay in the
shipment of goods, as the different for
warding merchants have already got tern
The St. Louis Rcville k
tale, purporting lo give s
in the life of a oun
which we take the foil
A snow had fallen
village got up a gra
a country tavern.
the interesting V
same sleigh, ur
1 oh : oh :
we came to ta
by the arm, and tun
towards me, whib her Iittl
through the moonlight.
'Don't wist?' Ia-fkcd, Tm not doing
' Well, but I thought you were going
to take toll replied M rs. Lambkin.
'Toll V 1 rejoined. ' What's that V
'How? Do tell !' exclaimed the widow,
her clear laugh ringing out above tho mu
sic of bells. ' Dr. Meadows pretends he
doii t know what toll is V
1 Indeed I don't, then ' I said laughing
' Don't know that the gentleman, when
they go a sleighing, claim a kiss as toll,
when they cross a bridge. Well, never?
But shall I tell it all 1 The struggles
of the widow to hold the veil were not suf
ficient to tear it, and somehow when the
veil was removed her face was turned di
rectly towards my own, and in glittering
ot the moonlight, the horse trotting on
himself, toll was taken for the first time
in the life of Dr. Meadows
Soon we came to a long bridge, but the
widow aid it was no use to resist, and
she paid up as we reached it.
' Butyou won't take toll for every span,
will you, doctor V she asked.
To which the only reply was a practi
cal anirmative to the question.
Did you ever, reader, sleigh-ride with
a widow and take toll at the bridges ?
Embalming the Dead.
Dr. Holmes, who for seven years was
Examining Physician to tho Coroner of
New York City, has, after a long series of
experiments, succeeded m discovering a
method of preserving the bodies of the
dead. The process is exceedingly simple.
An artery in one of the lower limbs is o
pened, and by it a liquid is injected into
the blood. The length of time required
for the operation is only about fifteen
minutes. A reporter of the Tribune has
seen tho body of a female child, which
was embalmed upward of a month ago by
Dr. Holmes, and from the appearances of
the body it would seem that tho experi
ments ot the docter had been highly sat-
isfactoty. Dr. Holmes intends taking im
mediate steps to secure a patent for this
Sy Ripe apples, of this year's growth,
from Virginia, have arrived in New Ha
ven, Donn., by a schooner.
Jtj3 Cattle are becoming very scare
in Texas, in consequence of tho number
driven to California.
From the Somerset Whig.
The Insolence of Power.
Onr l?tical adversaries since their
late accession to power appear to be be
sotted with the fruits of their victory
The scoff, sneer, gibe and ridicule are lav
ishly applied to the Whig party, and in
the rapture of their tnumpn may
to believe that we are exterminated.
This insolence of power, this vanity of
gratulation, we can smile at in disdan,
or allow to pass us by as the idle wind
which we heed not ; but it behooves us to
inquire if this very assumption of confi
dence, this contemptuous pride ol strengui
is not secretly undermining the reli
ance of many in the eventual success
of our principles over the professions of
our enemy. We find several hitherto
leading presses in our party disposed to
advise the abandonment of our present
organization to drop our distinguishing
name of Whig, and while yet clinging to
principle, to permit ourselves to be fused
into some other groat party that perforce
must spring up in opposition to tho one
that now is basking in the sunshine of pow
er. The teachings of the past have con
veyed no instruction to advisers such as
these. Could effrontery and falsehood be
put down by exposure could the wilfully
blind be made to see could ignorance
be made to learn and understand, such
counsel might bo wise. But behold the
loco-foco party ! a living lie professing
one thing and acting another gaining by
guile what it cannot by principle Jesu
itical to the core assuming a democra
cy which it knows not, and vet by the
very power of its "Democratic" name sus
taining itself. Look again upon the Whig
party, with principles well defined when
tested by experiment, alwaTs successful
squaring its acts by its professions
marshalled and led by the ablest of the
nation true in every thing but to itself
using power for the country's and
not its own benefit now prostrate in
the dust. Can a change of
tion or of name raise it from humil
iation 1 Idle is the thought. Disband
it incorporate it with whatever party
you please its principles are immutable;
by the strength of their power alone must
they prevail. I he experience ot the past
also teaches another lesson. The Fede
ral party, at whose head at one time stood
the "father oi his country," was signally
defeated. Counsels like those of the pres
ent prevailed, and it was formerly dis
banded. It was abused, vilhfied, misrep
resented and denounced, until its name
become almost a hissing and reproach
and no man scarcely had the moral cour
age to avow that he had borne the name
Designing men who had once gloried in
its cause, hastened to join themselves to
its enemies, and proving the truth of the
old adage "one renegade is worse than ten
Turks," were loudest in their denuncia
tions of what was once their pride. Soon
another party sprung up; a new organi
zation was effected; new principles deman
ded by a different set of circumstances
were adopted, and the experiment of a new
party was partially successful. But one
of the most efficient means used against
it was by branding it with the name of
Federal. This was adhered to most per
sistently by such members of the oppo-
ation as had formerly themselves felt the
lat could be attached to a name
d unpopular, and a reproach;
ether with the charm to all
l citizens in the word democ-
done more to prevent the full
f the Whig party than aught
ill a change of name or of or
ution prove more efficient in future
it has done in the past? We trow
and he that would change a princi
ple for the sake of expediency, has no lot
or part in the Whig party to which we
belong. What is there in our late defeat
that we have not encountered and over
come heretofore 1 Why should we be
discouraged and lend our ears to the sy
ren song of those who would fain lead us
astray ? Was not our defeat in 1844
more galling, desperate and heart-distracting
than the last ? Tho party swas
then a unit led on by the immortal Clay
whose imago was enshrined in tho heart of
every true American and yet we failed.
Who then talked of disbanding ? Our
defeat nerved every arm, and in 1848
we gloriously vindicated our honor and
triumphed over our adversaries, garland
ed as they were with the trophies of a
successfully conducted war. We entered
tho last campaign after aprotracted strug
gle in making a nomination, which left
many seeds of bitterness behind to bear
fruit against tho success of our nominee.
Sectional issues told with killing force a
gainst us. Wo were beaten by our dis
tractions before we were fairly marshall
ed for the fight; and yet we polled a larger
popular vote than we had hitherto done
since a party. Surely there is nothing
in this to impair confidence in future suc
cess. We were loss than men to aban
don ourselves to despair for such an over
throw, and more than imbecile to bo bad
gered into it by the scoffs aud ridicule of
our triumphant adversaries, or their de
signing affectation of a belief iu our death
and political damnation. Their gibes
and sneers are but the ebullition of a be
sotted joy at their victory. The same
party ridiculed Gen. Harrison, villified
Henry Clay, and scottcd at Winneld Scott;
and yet what true Whig ever had his o-
piuion changed by reason of them, or for
one moment faltered in the performance
of his duty ? The present Administra
tion in its distribution of the spoils is rap
idly sowing the seeds of dissension in the
ranks of its own party, and ere long they
who are now so insolent of power, will
have cause to remember the proverb that
" Pride goeth before destruction and a
haughty spirit before a fall."
' Is that a lightning bug in the street ?
asked a purblind old lady.
, No, grandma, said a pert littlo miss,
it's a big bug with a segar.'
John Wise, the aaronaut, contom
plates making a balloon ascension on
horseback from Lanoaster, the ensuing
A Week Later. S2.260.000 Gold on
the Way. The steamship Northern Light
from San Juan, with California dates to
the 1st being one week later than the pre-
.AMn n JniAAO 1 TT1 VP t fit. "NTnrw "Vx.V
The Northern Light brings 400 passen
gers, who have a large amount of gold on
The steamshiD Californialcft San Fran
cisco on tho 1st instant, with the mails,
and ttco million tico hundred and eighty
thousand dollars in gold on her manifest.
The market at ban Francisco contin
ued dull. Large importations were being
The mining accounts are favorable
from all sections.
The mines are now intersected in every
direction by lines of comfortable and sub
stantial stages, which have almost dona
away with the old fashioned mode of trav
eling from camp to camp on mule-back.
The Marysville Express says thai ino
prospect of an abundant harvest was nev
er better in this portion of the country
than at present.
The Ocala (Florida) Mirror gives the
following description of one of the vege
table productions of Florida, called the
Paint Hoot, which is certainly a great cu
riosity : " '
" This root grows in great abundance
in the flat woods near the streams, and in
the savannahs of the counties of Laavy,
Marinn, Sumpter, and perhaps many oth
er counties of East and South Florida.
It has a top similar to the flag, and a root
about the size of a man's thumb, of va
rious lengths, running horizontal, not far
below the surface. It is very juicy, and
of a deep red color. Hogs are exceeding
ly fond. of it, and fatten on it rapidly, if
they are black, or havo black hoofs. It is
said by the old settlers that hogs with white
hoofs seem to founder, and their hoofs corao
off, which causes them to perish unless fed
well till they recover. Even when the an
imal has only one white hoof, the others
black, the white hoof comes off. The root
colors the flesh, bones, and marrow of hogs
that feed upon it. There is no doubt this
root may be substituted for madder, and
become a source of no inconsiderable traf
fic to the people of Florida. Like the ar
row root or compta, it grows spontaneous
ly in great abundance, and may be culti
vated if thought advantageous.
The Columbia (California) Gazette says
that there are two considerable Indian
villages in that vicinity at the present
time, and the Indians, who looked as lean
and gaunt as half famished wolves, du
ring the past winter, now appear to be en
joying all the luxuries that an abundant
supply of clover and an occasional supply
of beef and bread can afford. The hills
in the vicinity are verdant with nice, ten
der clover, which is devoured by these
poor savages with as much gusto as an
epicure would the most dainty dish. They
gather the clover in baskets and prepare
it for use by heating largo stones and pla
cing a layer of clover, well moistened, be
tween each layer of stoues. It soon be
comes ready for use and each one of them
will eat a supply of clover thus prepared,
that would almost satisfy a horse.
The law of Indiana, with reference to free
persons of color, is so severe that it has
caused large numbers of blacks to leave the
State. The Cincinnatti Commercial saya
that it is scarcely possible to pass along the
river front of that city without observing one
or more negro families from the Hoosier State.
They appear to be persons of some property,
and have with them fine stocks of horses,
mules and milch cows.
"Old Kentuckey still Ahead."
A woman in Trimble county, near Bed
ford, a few days ago, gave birth to six
children 1 All are living and doing well.
The above was furnished by a friend,
who says it is literally true.
" Tell it not in gath publish it not in
Ask el o n TMcmph is Wh ig.
We pitty the husband.
In Missouri, tho Benton and Atchison
war increases, and now that Col. Benton
has returned to Washington Mr. Artchison.
in this dog day weather has taken the
stump. In his speech in Platta county,
Mr. A. declared himself in favor of tho
immediate organization of Nebrasky Ter
ritory, provided that citizens of all the
States, both free and slave, can settle in
it. lie said that he would alwavs onnnsn
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the "Wilmiot Proviso" bv his vote: and
would rather see Nebraska Territory as
Guthrie, her delegate, charges him with
having said "suuk in h 11" than or
ganized as a free State. He declared
himself in favor of the most practicable
route for the railroad to tho Pacific, but
opposed to all routes unless they were
surveyed by authority of the general gov
ernment, and particularly Benton's route.
Ho ridiculed the idea of Lieut. Beal's sur
vey of tho route in fifty days, as advised
by Benton. As regarded a locality for
this read, ho declared himself in favor of
Kansas or St. Joseph as the starting point.
He then reviewed Benton's course sinco
1849, and defended his own as well
that of Major Phelps.
Spring's Body not Burried.
It turns out that SritiNa's body was
spirited away. When the coffin was o
pened, before interment, by direction of
lieuoroner, and in accordance with the
act of Assembly, it was found that tho
body was not there a log of wood, envel- .
oped in some clothing, was all that occu
pied tho coffin. The sexton and bis as
aistant, certify to the statement, under
oath. What became of the body, has not
UT It ia hard to form a true estimate of
any man's happiness ; because happiness de
pends most upon things which lie most out of
The' Directors of the Houe3dale Bank,
will apply to the next Legislature for an
increase of 1 00,000 to its oapitol stock,