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THURSDAY 8, 18C8
Mason Tock. sold his house ami
lot, situate on William St., in this Bor
ough, to'Tnos. C. Phillips, for S1.150.
The young ladies and gentlemen of
"Mifcs Mai vcu's School will give an enter
tainment, consisting of Charades, Music and
-Tntilnonv nt tlin f rturt II
-?mid Tuesday evening, March 12th and 13th.
Admission twenty-five cents. Tickets to be
'obtained at the Drug Stores and Messrs.
Greeley's ''American Conflict" is gen
STally pronounced the best and most.intcres
"ting history of t!:e Great Rebellion which
has yet been written. Itsstalcmcnts are
candid, liberal, and impartial. Its success
is unparalleled, 125,000 copies having- al
ready been sold. No library will hereafter
be complete that does not contain this Work,
txLTid'-no family '.should be without it. See
advertisement in another column.
SQr We have given two articles on the
coue branch" system, from "A Custo
mer," and1, as we with everybody else, can
sec it would be a good tiring for all con
ccrned, we would show our colors and de
clare ourselves iu favor of the move. We
nrc often asked by customers where they
can Gud the best assortment of various
articles needed. We always try to an
swer but as often find it a difficult matter.
Iu a.jitaec doing the amouut of business
which .Stroudsburg docs there should be
af better elasifieation of wares, and store
"and shop-keepers should confine them
-Kclves-to the branch of their choice. This
r'ihinj; would he fair to all and a benefit
to st! to the buyer aud the seller.
When a disease is deep-seated it requires
' effort and skill to remove it when a bad
habit is formed it requires resolution to
break off aud change into a uew course,
.and wisdom suggests that we make such
When would there be a belter time to
'center into this ' presto change" than
with the business ot tins opening spring
The Copperheads want Revenge.
Jn memory of Forts Lafayette and
Warren, aud smarting under the reeol
lection that the " leaders" of their party
boarded in those public institutions dur
ing the war at the expense of the Gov
ernmcut for their treason to the Union,
the Copperheads begin to call upou the
President to make arrests out of the ranks
of their "opposing" party. Hear what
the Chicago Times sa's on this subject :-
' We do not hesitate to declare that it
-is' the solemn duty of the President to
follow his words by deeds. We do not
hesitate to declare that it is the solcmu
duty of the President to command the ar
rest Thaddcus Stevens, Wendell Phil
lips, Obarlcs Sumner and their confede
rains in Congress and all over the coun
iry for the crime of treason. In no cth
er way can this Northern rebellion be
promptly quelled and the public quiet re
"And if the rump Congress shall not
speedily abandon its seditions, revolution
ary and lawless practices if it shall per
fist in excluding the representatives of
eleven States from their rightful seats
and in exorcising the powers of the Con
press of the United States we do not
hesitate to declare thnt it will become the
polcmn duty of President Johnson to con
stitute himself the Cromwell of the time
and dissolve the rump by military power."
This is the paper which during the
Trar made all the bluster it was capable ol
about" illegal arrests;" cursed Abraham
Lincoln, and pronounced him a tyraut for
arresting men on account of their "opin
ions," aud was during the rebellion, the
particular champion of Free Speech."
" 0 1 consistency thou art a jewel 1"
. , . ,
l'irson Brownlow of the Ivnoxviiln Whiif.
pithily says: 'If the people arc with the
President in his policy, it is the Southern
people, who fought four years to destroy the
government, and who clamored for the cap
ture of the" President, that thy might have
the pleasure of hanging him." He adds:
"The party denounced in Congress asra'd
icalK, abolitionists, and as a Taction,' compo
ses two-thirds of both houses, and they are
the representatives of large majorities in all
the loyal State--, who wi!J stand by tlicm e
ven in a conflict with the President, and the
new-born frirnds, galvanized loyalists, and
amnestied patriots, who now crowd out from
the WhitcIIouse all the tried loyalists of
the country. Those who tabor to bring on a
conflict between the President and Congress
are not the friends of ciiher, as the future
will show. For if the 'people' overdid plant
themsel ves firmly on any platform now occu
pied by the so-called radicals or 'faction,
constituting the majority in the present Con
gress. We gn with that 'faction' of radicals:
we approve ineir principles and policy ; and,
live or die, sink or -wim, survive or perish,
we nsK our lite, our fortune, and our sacred
iouor on board oithat ship. Jt is a barque
palling under the banner or beauty and "lo
ry, the 6tore and stripes of the country a
banner tn.it the conflicts ot the last eighty
years have never sen conquered. Always
victorious becau-c always in the right, it is
not to be disgraced by the combined assaults
ot home traitors or malignant foreign foes."
The Debt tf England.
The London Times says at the present
rate of reduction the, 'English National
debt will be extinguished in about four
hundred-years : under these circumstances
it is doubtful which will be extinguished
first the nation or the debt, , 1
The Redemption of the Public Debt.
It is computed from the oflicial data
that since the last annual report of the
Secretary of the Treasury, made on the
30th of October last, he hasreduecd the
aggregate amount oflhc public debt 821),
O'qUjOUO, and has paid 820,000,000 of cur
rcneyjuterest on the Seven-thirty bonds.
an3 $0,000,000 coin interest on gold
bearing bonds, making an aggregate of
currency and coin interest ol 30,000,
In addition to this he has paid all the
current expenses of thcGoverumcnt and
a large amount of requisitions from the
War aud Navy Departments, covering
war expenditures incurred previous to.
his report, bnjt not before audited, and
not included in tlie statemeut of the pub
lie debt. Oil the 1st of November hi
coin balance was 1,554.087 If) J hh
currency balauee, $33,800,591 51-r-mak-ing
au aggrcatc of $05,355,573
On 31 arch 1st we had in coin $55,736,
102 12 aud currency $00,282,707 12, rja.
king an aggregate of $110,018,181,104
07. and an iu crease in currency of S26,
482,175 58. Total increase of money in
the Treasury in gold d curieney 47,
003.1S0 55. In brief, the pubic debt
has been roduceu 2y,u;U,0UO since No
vember lstr whilst tUere arc iu the Treas
ury over $57..rCo0Q0 of "specie aud cur
reucy mora than at the first named date,
shoeing an improvement in the finances
of the Treasury ou the debt and credit
statement, of over $70,500,000. '
There arc still futhcr encouragiug fea
tures presented. This reduction of the
public debt is entirely in the short date
obligations and interest-beariug and plain
legal tenders, all of which have more or
less au inflating tendency. On Novcm
ber 1st the outstanding Seven-thirties
were $830,000,000. On March 1st they
were 5818,014,000, showing a reduction
of Seven-thirties of nearly $12,000,000.
The increase ol compound interest notes
during the same period has been only SI,
000,0u0. while the decrease of one and
two-years' legal tender notes has been
324,000,000, ind of plain legal tenders
The legal tenders of all kinds in circu
lation ou the 1st of November wore
633,700,011; on the 1st of Mareh
$u05,O.S4,l'.)7, .bowing a decrease of $27,
725,107. These results may be summed
up as follows : Sine-. Novrmber 1st the
debt has d creased $29,000 UtiO : balance
in the Treasury increased over $47,500,
000; contraction in the value of legai
tender circulation 27,725,17, aud con
traction in abort dnte obligations of the
Government 12,000,000 more. The ar
gument is advanced by skillJul financiers,
judging irom the exhibit made above, that
'he process ol contraction of the curren
cy can zo ou without any of the anticipa
ted evils which have been predicted, the
healthy condition of the currency being
a sufficient proof of the correctness ol
A correspondent informs us that Piich
ard II. Janney, of Solebury, has a sow
which on the first of Mireh, 1805, had a
litter of i) pig?. Four of them, which
were killed about New Tear, for his use,
weighed jointly 1310 pounds, averaging
withiu a fraction of 330 pounds each.
The remaining live were slaughtered on
the 0th of February, and weighed jointly
2117, an average of nearly 430. In Au
irust, 1-Sd5, the same sow gave birth tv
12 pigs, eleven of which were slaughtered
on the 20 of February, and weighed, with
the addition of the twelfth, which had pre
viously been killed for market pork. 21 19.
summing up the snug total of 5617, and
amounting at 14 J cents per pound, the
price obtained for these sold, to the hand
some suui of 814,40. At the present
writing (February 22) the same sow has
a fine litter of eleven pigs, about two weeks
old. making in all an interesting family
of 32 porkers' within a space of little o
ver eleven mouths. If any township or
county in the State can bring forth a
more prolific or profitable specimen of the
porciue race, we should be glad to have
tlie figures. Backs Co. Inteligcnccr.
Some of the shining lights of "Dem'oc
racy" are beginning to express their dis
loyal sentiments with a iood deal more
freedom than they have hitherto thought
expedient. Thus Garret Davis, the gar
rulous Senator from Kentucky, seriuusly
advises President Johnson to set up an
other Congress, to consist of Kcbcl claim
ants and Northern copperheads, aud to
ignore or depose the bodies duly elected
by the loyal people. And we arc inform
by the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph
that a week or two since, at a regular
meeting of the 'Democratic club" of that
city, the health of "JefFersou Davis, the
greatest statesman of America." was pro
posed by William B. Heed, and drunk by
the club. Only a single member the
veteran Josiah Bandall resented the in
sult by resigning from such an openly
traitorous association. With such facts
as these before us, what faith can be placed
in the vapid professions of patriotism
which are constantly issuing from the
mouths of other leaders of the party 'i
The Senate ol Pennsylvania, on Friday
last, adopted a resolution submitted by
3 Jr. Browne, requesting Hon. Edat
Cowan, Senator of the United States .from
this State, to resign his seat, on the ground
that he has not represented and does not
now represent truly the majority of the
people of the patriotic State which elected
J he correctness of this
ment will not be disputed by the Uuion-
im& oi uie oiaic. lor iur. vjowan ionr
ago ceased to hold leliowship with hi&
loyal colleagues of the Senate. I3ut as
he has constantly disregarded the popu
lar seutimcut of his State in his Senato
rial career, it. is scarcely to be expected
that he will gratify it uow by lenderipg
In Richmond, Indiana, a man insured
his wife's life for 50,000. lie then sent
her-away, and having procurred a corpse
which resembled her, represented it to
be that of his wife, had a funeral and
claimed the iusurance money. The fraud
Trai for some time undiscovered..
i 1 1 mil i imifMfcwn i i i ii'ii-j iiriitr -'in;
The Pennsylvania Democratic Convention.
tieister Clymer jSonnnated for Gov
ernor. Ilarrisburg, Monday, March 5, 1806.
The Democratic State Convention met
this afternoon. Hon. W. Hopkins, of Wash
ington County, was elected permanent Pres
ident. He spoke of the favorable prospect
of the Democratic party in influencing
a speedy restoration of the Union, and oppo
sing the doctrine of negro equality, which
has beromo a. characteristic feature of the
Republican party. A Committee fan Reso
lutions was . ppointed, and the Convention
took a recess till seven p. m.
The following is the result of the first bal
lot for Governor.
George W. Cass 30 Ilcister Clvmer D3
John D. Stiles 9 Daniel M.Fox 8
Richard Vaux 18 j Charles Dennison 2
W. A. Galbraith 3 Asa Packer 8
W. P. Jenks 2
Heister Clymer whs nominated for Gover
nor on the fourth .ballot. Resolutions were
adopted returning the thanks of the Democ
racy of Pennsylvania to our Senators and
member of Congress who have tupportcd the
President's restoration policy.
General Butler and the Gold Seizure at
It hasbcen generally announced that Major-General
Rutlor has settled with the par
ties who claimed $50,000 in gold seized by
him as property of the United States, while
he was in command in New Orlcrns. Gen
eral Butler has received much obloquy upon
account of the original transaction, it beinr'.
assumed that he had converted the co;n to
his own use. When he was sued to recover
possesion of the sum, he pleadpd that the
seizure was on behalf of the United State.,
the money being suspected to bs a portion of
tne sum abs'ruclea by sccssi insts from the
United States Mint at New Orleans, on the
hreaking out of the Rebellion. The recent
payment to the parties claiming was m-.d,
it is now announced, upon their declo ration
that they were .satisfied that General Butler
had acted upon informal ion which he be'iev
ed, and as tbo agent of the Government.
Tup only thing that they required was proof
that tlie money had not br-en appropriated to
the use ot General Biitier. and yet remained
".ntact. Upon being satisfied of that, they
offered io withdraw the suit upon the pay
ment of the original sum, without cluirn Iur
interest, damages or ct-sts. This evidence
was furnished them, the money hav ng been
on special deposit in a bank at Btston, ever
s'nee it had been sent from New Orleans.
General Butler said, that for three years he
hid defended the claim, in the interest of
the Government; but as the latter had not
ttken possession of the money, and had re
fused io ascume the responsibility which he
had undertaken upon iin account, he felt
himself at liberty to relieve himself from an
unpleasant position. The money was ihere
fore paid to the claimants just as it had been
seized, and tiie suit was withdrawn. Gen
end Butler has been umuch abused manon
many accounts, particularly for his public
measures. It is but just that in this instance,
in which his private integrity was attacked,
his justification and discharge from all ac
countability for the gold seized at New Or
leans should be known. Inquirer.
A $25,000 Tree,
In the month of January, iSGG, a re
markable tree was brought to iSiew York
from a western State, which is considered
by the beat judges to be worth 325,000.
No foreign tree was ever brought here oi
so great value. This was a black walnut
tree 70 ieet long, measuring board or
inch measure, 4,500 feet; but when cut
iuto veneers, it would be worth .0 times
that, making D5,000 feet, which at 20
cents would he $27,000. The cost oi
cutting, carting and placing in store for
sale, would be about 8700.
There are other kinds of trees also in
this country which are valuable for man
ufacturing purpoes,- as well :i3 for fruit
and shade, of which black walnut ha? for
the last six years been gradually taking
the lead of mahogany, and is worth now
as much as mahogany was formerly. The
figure most sought for at present is a
stripe which seems to be formed by the
saps, casting dark aud light shades alter
nately, through the tree, which, when
worked, makes the most beautiful furni
ture that is manufactured. A tree worth
$10,0U0is. not ol ten found ; but oue worth
$25,000 is harder to strike than oil
Our forests abound in trees of great val
ue, and the wealth that is in them is
scarcely yet begun to he developed.
Alex. II. Stephens, late Vice
President of the Rebel Confederacy, has
recently made a speech te the Legisla
ture of Geotria, in which he counsels pa
tience, forbearance and a full submission
to the authority of the Government. 11c
aluo recommends kind treatment of the
emancipated blacks the passage of law?
protecting them in all essential civil
riirhts, and the institution of Nchools to
instruct and improve them. This speech
has been approved by the Legislature,
and its general circulation cannot fail to
do good, in bringing the South up to
that point of loyalty which will enable it
to co-operate harmoniously with thcNorth.
Bg. According to our latest intelli
gence from Irelaud. the Fenian conspiracy
in that unhappy country is rapidly com
ing to a point. No fewer than four am
munition factories have been discovered
iu Dublin, in which the manufacture of
hand grenades, Orsini bombs and other
weapons ol warfare has been carried on
upon a most extensive scale. Nearly half
the available forces of the British army
are stationed in Ireland.. In Parliament
notice has been given of a question as to
the complicity of American citizens iu
Three hundred persons have rcscntly
joined the churches in Ovvego, Tioga
county, N. Y.
An Ohio magistrate lately issued licen
ses to two young men to marry the same
An old German in New York lately got
a thousand dollars for leaving, three
months before the expiration of his lease,
a house which he only paid eight hun
dred dollars year 'r
For The Jcffersonian.
Mr. WACKEAMMER'S LECTURES.
Our'Common Schools, that'is the text,
Bur just as well might you expect
To drive a wind-mill without wind
As these without money and mind.
Our commou schools are just about as
common an article as the "very plainest
immscull of a friend of cducatipn could
well desire. They are so very common
that quite plain people hesitate long to
decide between the two evils, whether to
keep their children at home and lose their
school tax or to lose the tax by sending
them. As the arguments on both side of
this question were like the auctioneer's
4i too tedious to mention," my wife pro
proposed that we decide it by tossing a
copper, which . wc did, aud the childrcu
went to school.
Put before any one gets angry I might
just as well say here, that I do not pur
pose crying down the "profession" or dc
iioun.cng the " faculty," nor yet to touch
'haracter. In short I shall not find fault
with our " teachers" at all. Money is a
medium of commerce, and where there
is but a very trifling sum of this medium
in one scale I expect but very little in
the other. If a young mau can't find
anything better to do than teaching a
common school, for twenty-five dollars a
month, with hoard thrown in by "fa
ther," why. I say, let him do it. It icill
be less laborious for his Ay.scZ self aud
give time for his menial self to write lit
erary essays on "education" and espa.ti
ate generally on the powers of the mind.
say it may even, be good for a young
man to have au opportunity to thus expu
fiate, as will thereby be impressed with
the idea that there is a difference between
mind aud matter, aud also between man
and beasts, birds aud fishes. It is real
ly astonishing how soon young s: teachers"
arrive at tnese conclusions after tney
have beeu installed behind the only four
legged desk iu a schcolhousc and have a
dozen light haired lin?ys as subjects!
Wherever they may hit the youug liuseys
they aro sure to hit these conclusions on'
the head; man A as an intellect and i?
quite superior to all other animals. Per
haps the " teacher" receives this knowl
edge as a perquisite to be added to the
salary. If he does he should thank some
body, and as the Directors -get no pay
i i . 1 i" r it
aim not even inauts, l wouiu suggest
that such thanks be given unanimously
But, seriously, friends of education,
and humanity, our school system has a
noble purpose aud it fulfills that purpose
iu localities where men are willing to do
their local duty, and in no other. We
don't pay enough to obtain a good article
and then trrumblc because it is worthless.
Taxes nearly choked all the dutch-A
mericans to death, in our State, before
the war, and what can we expect uow '!
A real silver half dollar would, just now.
completely cover all the education" in
half a dozen sons, to say uothing about
the "gals." No matter what the boys
write compositions about, the old man
says, money is better than "larning."
A great many who are hot dutch act on
the same pvinciple, though they do uot
express the sentiment. I wish the com
mouwealth would take these hard-fisted
customers in hand and pass a State law
that there shall be four times a3 much
money raised for school purposes as what
we have now ; that we have half as many
paid directors ; less form iu the "hoard"
and more duty. After we get the thing
"greased up," and in running order, I rath
er think it would pay to send oue of our
"Institutes" over to see how the Scots
do this thiug. The schoolmaster, in Scot
land, is a fixed institution, but he is not
thus installed until there is no doubt of
his qualification. llis support is sure;
he is a gentleman ou a par with the cler
gy and welcomed and respected every
where. Teaching is indeed his profes
sion, and the children of rich and poor
sit aide by side whilst he teaches reading,
writing, English Grammar, Latin, -Greek
aud mathematics. lie is not forced to
dig esculent roots from a farm during one
season of the year to deal out square roots
Great assistance has been given to the
common schools of Scotland by bequests.
When will we see the like in this coun
try ? We often hear of endowments to
seminaries, colleges and Universities,
hut who so ceceutric as to bequeath mo
ney, to our common schools' Girard
meant to do something of this kind, but
those who had the control of the matter
did the thing just as much unlike the
original purpose as they dare. Several
years after the old man had been in his
grave a crafty set of " heirs" tried long
aud hard to appropriate the endowment
to their own private purposes.
We might do well by copying somo of
the methods of some of the Germanie
states, in regard to a full and free educa
tion, but we could do well enough with
our ovn arrangements if iorubody -would
hoist the money-gates and give us the
propelling power we so much need.
Whilst there is so1 much penuriousness
and close-fistedness our public schools, in
country places, will he but a mockery, a
shell' with nothing in it. The hopeful
views giVcn by County Superintendents
do not bring the remedy. They wish for
the success of their schools and the pic
.ture they paint, in most cases, is but of
hope. I fear we at least in the county
will have to wait long to see that hope
fulfilled. Every person is ready to ac
knowledge the need of a general educa
tion to prepare every American citizen to
act his part n a free Republic, but oh,
how reluctantly he contributes to carry
out this object !
Not "Teachnrs Institutes" will gain the end,
Though these may to a harmless purpose
And Legislators have performed their part :.
We need the People's purse, the People's
Let those "appointed" fearless lead the way,
Then coax or force each one his part Jo pay.
I C II A BOD WIT ACKIIAM MER.
Somewhere, March 5, 1SG0.
Swindling Through the Post Office.
The Paterson Press, iu, commenting
upon the bill recently presented to Con
ress, designed to prevent swindling
through the Post Office, says :
Few persons have any idea of the
enormity of the swindling projects for
which the U. S. mails are made use of as
forwarders. There are dozens of insig
nificant post-offices through the country
where these swiudlers locate, and which
da an immense business with the thous
ands of letters dispatched, aud the hund
reds received. We have not very long
since exposed fully one class of these
swindlers, but there are varying types
equally rascally constantly coming to our
knowledge. It is not more than a week
since we received a long advertisement
ol a "gift enterprise" in which mark
the barefaced swindle. many thousands
of prizes were promised to be giveu a
way not one of which was worth less than
o, while some were worth 700, aud yet
the price of a share was only 5 to each
buyer, u prize being quarantced to every
What made us most indignant at this
particular swindle was that the rascal?
enaied in it proposed in a private note
that we should become participators m if
by editorially endorsing it as an honest,
bona fide affair, and their "house" as they
loftily phrased it, as an honorable and
hightoued concern ! In consideration ol
this "kiud orce" which aid them in "do
iog a large business in your community"
we were to receive a share iu the gilt en
terpri.se which they "would guarantee
.dtoidd draw a splendid Iieavy hunting
case silver icatch " Now how eould they
"guarantee" in an honest lottery if the
phrase cau be used in that connection
that any particular number should draw
a particular prize ? They must find some
greenhorns aud knaves among editors, or
they would uot try such a game.
We earnestly hope that Congress may
be able to devise a law which will cripple,
if it cannot destroy, this business of lot
tery swindling.- It is not crelitable to
the common sense of the American public
that such a law is needed, but it is the
duty of the Government to prevent even
fools from beinji fleeced.
The Louisville Journal having pub
lished a paragraph stating that "Mr.
and Mrs. Brewer, of Keutucky, have
twenty two children," a correspondent
writes : The remembrance of the above'
paragraph iu your paper some time ago
induces me to tell you of au old mau
whom we sec coming to Knoxville about
ouce a week. We call him Grandpa Da
vis. He is upward of ninety years old.
il is wile has given -birth to twenty-nine
children, twenty-eight of whom are liv
ing. They furnished the Union"" army iu
the late war with twenty fie recruits.
Is there au other mau who deserves the
appellation of '"loyal" to a greater extent
thau Grandpa Davis ' Does he uot de
serve a pc'usiou at the bauds Of a govern
ment to which he has contributed so large
ly to save 'i
One day last week a monster seal
weighing four hundred and fifty pounds
swam up Tanner's Creek, at high water,
and in his frolics remaiued too long ou
the shoals. When the tide e"bbed it left
him on the flats iiear the house of Mrs.
Duke. A gentleman of the neighbor
hood took his gun and shot him.
The BaugOr Whig says: "A letter
was mailed in one of our post offices, the
other day, that had no postage stamp on
it, but iu place of the stamp had the fol
lowing written on one corner of the enve
lope : 'Mr. Postmaster, don't charge no
postage tm this ;. the stamp wouldn't stick,
so I tore the thiug up.' "
1 1- Ki i
Goal continues to fall in price, a fact
which will be gratifying to the mass of
the people. At the regular monthly auc
tion iu New York on Wednesday, twenty
thousand tons were disposed of at prices
which show a fall as compared with the
January sales of $1 to S2. 50 per tun,
Stove coal at 88 50, aud chestuut at SO
S7-1 per ton ol 2240 pouuds. We have
not learned that the decliuo has af
fected the business in this part of the
A little hoy resently died at West
Bethel, Me., iu consequence of another
boy piling stones, while at play, on his
stomach, wliile lying dowu, so that he
could uot rise.
A shoemaker in Leads, England, un
dertook, lately, for a wiicer to eat an un
cooked rabbit, fur, Hkiu, amlall. He suc
ceeded, but immediately went into con
vulsions, which. cQutinued for au hour.
when ho died..
Population of Ohio, 2,514,974.
The losses by fire last year in New
York amounted' to $8,000,000.
A needle that was broken off in tho
right hand of a man in Chicago, six years
ago, was cut out i'n his left hand afew
During St. Vcrlantine's day and tha
day following, 63,000 letters io addition
to the usual mail, were conveyed to theirr
destination by the letter carriers of thiyJ
city of New York. '
There is a woman in Charlestown; NV
H., who has a collection of tame toads in
her yard. They know their mistresj, fol
low her, and hop in her lap to ba fed;
aud are tenderly cared for.
An "old resident" of Fall River, Mass.
has decamped, leaving behind him for
the admiration of his victims $30,000 ,
worth of forged paper.
It is estimated at the Eenian head
quarters in New York that nearly afhiil--tion
men are ready to move for the lifiera-'
tiou of Ireland. . .
The month of February, I860, ;vrhi",
is now gone, will be marked iu the astro
nomical calendar as the month which bal'
no full moon! January 'had two fall:
moons, and March will have two ! but?
Fedruary had none.
The thermometer in San Francisco
ranged about GO degrees above zer all
Ou the 14th it reached 78.
The Chicago Journal says the trial of
Jeff. Davis is delayed because SurraU
has not been captured. The latter has
been tracked to Liverpool.
A Dozen Virginians, in Page county,
lately seized Mr. G. II. Hamlin, teachsr
of a frcedmcn's school, ducked him in tho
Shenandoah, aud threatened his life if ha
did not leave within three days.
New Orleans now has a population larg
er by six thousand than ever before ;
Galveston and other Texan cities ara full
to overflowing, aud the same is said of
Memphis, Mobile, Montgomery, Atlaafcxv
and all the towns of the South-west.
A woman in Binghampton, N. Y., re
cently stole 51400 and hid it in her wa
terfall. It was several days before the.
constable could find it.
Fifty dollars fine was what a man paid5
for kissing a lady iu Buffalo the other"
day. A dear ki3.
The total amount of gold aud silver orc
extracted from the earth up to. the pres
ent time, as far as can be ascertained, a
mounts to about 22,000)00,000, of?
which only about c-uc-ksff.' present re
mains iu existence.
It is estimated that the amount of wine
made the past year on "the lake m h ops- zd
the vicinity of Cteveiiirrd- will reach 270,
000 gallons, which is valued at 3600,000.
Had the entire grape crop of last yer
been made into wine the product wuuld.
have been 2,000,000 gallons.
Suicide of a Bank President;
Mr. Wolf, President of the First National
Bank of Mauch Cnuuk, shot himself on Mon
day morning with a pistol. A letter, dated
same morning, to his friends, gaveas a rea
son, the circulation of slanders against him
which no doubt caused depression of spirit
under which he labored at the time. lift
was without family.
Death of Prominent Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, March 5, 1866.
Dr. David Jayne died this afternoon in
his G7th year.
Robert Lynn, sr., a prominent ship-builder,
died yesterday. He was the builder of
the Tuscarora, Tonawanda, Wyoming and
Dan Duncan, a landlord in Indianapo
lis, called on a poor tenant to collect hhv
rent, lie found the poor woman toiling
at the wash-tub. with the evidences of
destitution all around her. Duncan toot
a look around, and concluded he didn't
want to collect rent as bad as he thought
he did. He gave the woman a receipt
for the two mouths due, and two months
in advance, and then calling on somo
friends sent her a load of provisions to see
her through the winter. Will not aonje?
other landlords emulate Duncan's exam
ple. Total Eclipse of the.Moon.
There will be, a total eclipes of tho
moon on tho evening of March 30th.
It begins at five minutes past nine o'clock,
and begins to disappear at fifty one min
utes past eleven. It is visible troughout
the United States
a ue vjiuvciiiiju Jicruia reports mat on
Friday night the earth in the vicinity of
East Cleveland, Ohio, cracked open with
a loud, dull report, like au earthqu&ke:
The fissure was two or three inches
wide, and extended into the ground ser
eral feet. It damaged several houses,-,
and alarmed the people generally.
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Chu Pak, lato President of tlie Sea
Yup Company of Saufrancisco, died iu
that city a few days ago. Mr. Chu Pak
was a very wealthy gentleman of the Chi
nese prcoausion, and died at the mature,
age of sixty-nine, llis funoral was a splen
did affair. Long tables were- spread in.
the streets which were loaded dowu- with
frtlinv. rtn.l I. . ......... n 1 .. l 1 J
oucvi, uuia uuu uuga lUiisitsu wuuiu aim
decorated with flowers, feathers ka. In
cense was burned, bands played, prayors-were-
made, dirges sung, and tho deceased
enjoyed nil the honors of a Celastial fact