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SUNBURY AMERICAN AND SHAMOKIN JOURNAL.
Comapomleuoe of the Publio Ledger
Mr. Cotiglcji' Bill (o admit California as a
StateMr. WaXktft Report
Wa(hin6ton, Deo. II, 1848.
Agrbeably to previous notice Mr. DouglaM
obtained, to-day, leave to introduoe hia bill.
Ita reception by the Senate was not at cordial
aa anticipated by the frienda of the measure,
and It liea over for a day to pass to a second
reading. So it has not, as yet, been referred
to a committee. The bill, from present in
dications, may pass ; but it has to travel over
a very rough road, aod I do net perceive that
unanimity ef sentiment In regard to it which,
under favorable circumstances, might ensure
its success. Almost every man I have seen
has a different view on the subject, and aa
the outgoing administration has not the means
of strengthening a measure in proportion to
the time occupied in its discussion, but on the
contrary weakens it, in proportion aa its own
terra of existence draws to a close, I do not,
for the life of me, see how Mr. Douglass' bill
can become a law during this short session.
It is useless to disguise the fact that a very
large number of northeastern and northwest
ern men of both political complexions, are
entirely opposed to anything in the shape of
compromise, expressed or implied, and that
this is not an iJosyncracy, bnt a course of ac
tion forced upon them by their constituents.
There is a disposition, in these piping times
of party peace, on the part of members, not
to commit themselves hastily to any mea
sure, and, in the absence of any positive in
dication as to the course likely to be pursued
by the administration of Generul Taylor, ra
ther to make themselves strong with their
constituents at home, than to curry favors
with men, actually, or soon to be, in power.
With the best wishes of Mr. Polk and his
friends for the speedy settlement of the
Slavery question in the territories, I am still
of opinion the question will bo left as a rich
legacy to his successor. If any measure pass
in regard to the Territories, during the pre
sent session, it will, I am afraid, be neither
Judge Douglass' Bill, nor the Missouri Com
promise, nor the Compromise proposed du
ring the last session by Mr. Clayton ; but the
Wilmot Proviso and nothing short of it. 1
should not be surprised, if in regard to it the
Senate were tied. In the House the majority
for it is overwhelming! and rather increasing
than diminishing. Observer.
The Rev. Walter Colton, formerly of this
city, but now Alcalde of Monterey, speaking
of the Gold region says :
"When you discover on one of your barren
plains a few grains of gold, scattered here
and there, like good deeds in a wicked man's
life, you crow as if the world was coming to
an end ; but here the streams are paved with
it, and the mountains swell in its glowing
girdle- It bparkles in the sands of the valley;
it glitters in the coronet of the steep cliffs ;
and yet you slumber over it, and let the stran
ger despoil you. Well, slumber on if you
will; but send us a mint. We will startle
".urope from her dreams, if not you. We have
ot taken California in vain, and we will vin
kate the treasures she has cost us if you
ill send us that mint.
I use strong terms. But who can uso
eait ones ? Can a man smoke his pipe un
sr the flaming cape of Vesuvius, or speak
. whispers when an earthquake rocks?"
This, the reader will see, is strong language;
ut language equally as strong once act all
Ingland wondering at the riches of Virginia,
hile the colonists who indulged in dreams
f untold wealth starved to death amidst
aeir supposed riches. .We also remember a
ecent mania respecting the copper mines of
,ake Superior and New Jersey, with divers
ither manias for speculative purposes, all of
which make us distrust the highly colored
mthusiasm of first discoverers, and pruse a
while for some proofs, real and tangible, to
ustify its glowing ardor. We however, give
;he documents, that each reader may judge
for himself how far to credit the statements
made. The New York Express of Saturday
says, some of the gold forward to that city
has been assayed, and all donbt as to the
genuineness of the article is removed by the
result. The gentleman who tested the arti
cle says :
"I return you 10) grains out of the 12 which
I have tested the value of which is 45 cents.
It is 21 carats fine within half a carat of
the quality of English sovereigns and Ameri
can eagles, and is almost ready to go to the
mint. The finest gold we get comes from
Africa, which is 22, to 23 carats fine. In
Virginia we have mines where the quality of
the gold is much inferior some of it as low
as 19 carats, and in Georgia the mines pro
duce it nearly 22 carats fine. The gold of
California, which I have now assayed, is fully
equal to that of any, and much superior to
some produced from the mines in our South
ern States." Phila. Ledger.
The Northern Temperance Convention
met iu the Methodist Episcopal Church, in
this place, on Tuesday last A large number
of delegates were in attendance, and a num
ber of spirited resolutions were passed of
which this was one :
''Resolved, That in the opinion of this Con
eention, the Church, in order to vindicate
herself, should rxpel all members engaged in
the traffio of liquor and those who vie it at a
This resolution gave rise to an animated
debate, and was ably discussed on both sides
for several hours, but was finally disposed of
by a vote being taken and carried almost un
animously. The principal and only objec
tion urged to it was the bitter part of the re
solution, "uii as a beverage."
The Convention before adjournment pas
sed a resolution to hold their next annual
meeting in the Boro' of Muncy. Itiltonian.
The editor of the Steuben (Ohio) Courier
publishes marriage notices under the head of
''Joint Resolutions." He has decidedly a le
Mr. Bell, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., who had
suffered eight years from cancer in the nose,
lately cured by the use of a cranberry
ATVRDAT, DECEMBER M, 1MB.
H. B. MASSER, Baiter I
E. W. CARR, Ena' Building, Third MreeL opposite
the Philadelphia Exchange, is res inerly aatboriserflo imlM
advertisements and suUciipUooe for this paper, and receipt
for the sane. .........
If? An active boy about 14 or 15 jeut
old, would be taken as an apprentice, fct this
office. , '
(7 We have been requested to state
that in accordance with general custom,
no business can be transacted in the Bank
of Northumberland on Christmas day, and
that by a law of the last Legislature, Notes
due on that day, are required to be protest
ed if not paid on the business day prece
ding, which this year will be Saturday the
E Fatal Accident. A melancholy
accident occurred about noon on Wednes
day last, which caused the instant death of
John Boyd Fetter, of Northumberland, a
young man about 17 years of age. He was
in company with his father hauling a saw
log, and was sitting on the log while dri
ving his team, when by some mishap, the
wagon upset and the log fell upon the breast
of the unfortunate young man, which
caused his immediate death,
D"Anotiier Soldier. Mr. Amos Barn
hart, another of the soldiers in the late war,
returned a few days since to hia friends
near this place. Mr. Barnhart served in
Mexico, in the regular army, under both
Taylor and Scott. He was in nine differ
ent battles, and was wounded three times.
His wounds have so disabled him, that he
walks with difficulty. He is entitled, we
believe, to a pension of eight dollars per
month, a poor compensation for the hard
ships and physical disabilities he has sus
tained. KF Gold Fever. This epidemic is be
coming general throughout the Union.
The newspapers, which are supposed to re
flect the history of the times, are filled
with glowing accounts of the richness of
the gold rep-ion. Our readers will find a
full history ot the matter, in the letters of
Col. Mason and others, published in our
paper this week. These accounts though
from respectable sources should be received
with caution. First impressions, under the
excitement ana mania which is now per
vading the country, are always too highly
colored, and almost always result in disap
pointment. KF"" To remove old putty from window
sashheat a poker or any other piece of
iron, and apply it to the old putty. Ap
ply the knife immediately as the putty is
softened by the heat, but hardens again as
it cools. As the season for glazing is at
hand, ve give this information gratis.
(U" The yellow, or Gold fever, prevails
in this neighborhood to a considerable ex
tent. In this place the epidimic is con
fined pretty much to young men, married
and single, but mostly to the latter. Some
of the cases are of such a malignant charac
ter that probably nothing short of a voyage
to California will effect a cure. With
others, a milder treatment may, in time, ef.
feet a change. The voyage will, we think,
in all cases prove effectual, as a general
clearing out will be the inevitable result.
There is nothing like reducing one, pecunl-
arily as well as physically in all cases of
ttJ"" The electoral college met at Harris.
burg on Wednesday week last. The Hon,
T. M. T. McKennan was chosen President.
Gen. Markel was selected as the messenger
to carry the vote to Washington.
KF Some of the whigs of Philadelphia
nem a meeting some time since to reorgan
ize xne wnig party under a new name. The
country Press, however, repudiate the new
IU" Lancaster Intelligencer. All
right friend Hutter. We were a little too
fast not widious. A little reflection
might have taught us that the article came
to you second handed.
now is the yellow fever progressing
in your city. Has our friend Col. Frazer
escaped the epidemic f A littla omMon
tincture administered in homoepathic doses,
is recommended in moderate cases. Where
it has assumed a malignant type, nothing
but salt water and the sea breezes on the
coast of California will answer.
QGrBucKSHOT War in Ohio. The Buck
eyes are engaged in a regular Buckshot war,
at Columbus the seat of government. The
parties are so nearly balanced that no organ
isation can be effected, by ballot. The de
mocrats have possession of the Hall, eating
sleeping and drinking there without adjourn
ment. On Sunday last they were to have
preaching, which we hope has had ft good
(EGen. Tailor has not resigned yet,
but is arranging his business to do so before
By Tire Franuno Priviledoe. The I
Postmaster General tecommends the total
abolition of the Franking priviledge. This
is one of the most abused priviledges of the
government, and has always operated
against the reform In the reduction of post
age. There are tons of documents, useful
only for waste paper, . sent through the
mails, simply because they go free. With
postage reduced to the lowest rates, .the
Franking priviledge, can and ought, to be
dispensed with. It now is, and always has
been, used mostly as an engine for election
eering purposes, as will be seen by the fol
lowing extract from the Postmaster Gener
als Report : ; r . ; ( ; r
"If the proposed reductions are lobe made,
and the Department required to sustain it
self, it is indispensible that the franking pri
vilege should be abolished. It is now greater
and more exclusively Used than at any for
mer period ; and as the privilege is enlarged,
the abuses under it increase The immense
mass of free matter sent through the mails
necessarily requires a higher and more ex
pensive grade of service, to enable the con
tractors to transport it. It is not Unusual for
coach service to be demanded on routes yield
ing comparatively nothing for the transpor
tation of publio documents and other free
matter. Over one route, a double line, of
four-horse post coaches, has become 'indis
pensable. Some estimates may be formed of
the additional expense of transportation, from
the fact reported from the city post office,
that in seven days, from the 6th until the
12th of August last, inclusive, 450 bags of
free matter, weighing 35, 550 pounds, averag
ing daily 5,078 pounds, passed through his
Upon inquiry, it appears that, between the
1st of Dec. and the 1st of Oct. last, there was
sent from the two houses of Congress, through
the mails, abont five millions of copies of
speeches and other matter, weighing under
two ounces, and about one hundred and seventy-seven
thousand publio documents, be
sides the letters written by the members of
the House of Representatives; and there re
mained to be forwarded more than one half
of the publio documents ordered to be printed
at the last session. Such a mass of matter
thrown upon the mails, must necessarily add
to the cost of transportation, retard the pro
gress of the mails, and produce a great pro
portion of the failures that are made on the
unimproved routes in the newer sections of
the country. But this is not all : the Depart
ment is compelled to pay the postmasters,
whose compensation does not exceed 82,000
per annum, two cents for the delivery of each
free letter or document. A large proportion
of the documents and papers thus sent free,
are, it is believed; seldom read, and if read,
bft of little public interest, and worse than
useless; inasmuch as the exercise of the
privilege to the extent now practised, tends
to prevent, if it does not materially interfere
with, the circulation of the village newspa
pers in their respective localities. This sub
ject has been so forcibly presented to the
House in the report of the Committee of Post-
offices and Post Roads, at the last session,
and several other reports previous to that
time, that it is not deemed necessary to en
large upon it at this time.
Whether the suggestions for the modifies.
tions of the act of 1845 be adopted or not,
all matter sent in the mails should be pre
paid. This might indemnify the Department
for the great loss sustained for the transmis
sion of letters not taken from the offices.
Near two millions of dead letters are annu
ally returned to the Department, upon which
it not only loses the postage, but pays two
cents each for advertising ; and this is in ad'
dition to the expense incurred in opening and
returning those of value to the writers, and
destroying those of no value. Newspapers,
periodicals, pamphlets, and essays of various
kinds, probably not less in number than the
dead letters, are sent to the offices and never
called for, or if called for, refused, and re
main as dead matter in them. From a care
ful examination, it has been ascertained that
52,000 annually are received and remain as
dead matter in the office at New York ; at
Boston and Baltimore about 10,000 annually,
and at Philadelphia about 20,000."
The Northern Lights shone with great
brilliancy, and most beautiful effect on Mon.
day morning last, from about 4 o'clock until
day light. Sunbury American of Dee. 2.
''Somebody must have been furnishing our
,;. r .i i . i e !-
simcrium wim me iniormauon,
as no one suspects him of having been an
eye witness to the affair at that time of day."
r. jii. r .
tCT" We see how it is. Friend Cook is
an aspiring and an ambitious man, and
therefore dont like to see his neighbors get
ting up before him. There is a luxury,
friend Cook, in rising with the dawn, grea
ter than the downy pillow. Try it. Did
you ever behold that wonderful phenome
non of nature, the rising of the sun. It is
cheap sight, it is true. But the other is not
an every day affair, when
spreads lika aneeeaa hung on high,
Bespangled withthoaa tales of light
Bo wildly, apiiitually bright.
Who ever fu'd upon town thining,
And turned to earth without repining,
Nor wiah'd for wing to ty away,
And mix with their eternal ray "
E7" We regret to learn that Samuel Fe
gely, Esq., one of the representatives elect
from Berks county, bas been seized with
severe paralysis, and that his physicians
doubt his recovery.
We have since learned that it was only a
rheumatism, and that Mr. Fegley was re
$y We neglected last week to notice,
"Bowen'i North American Farmer? which
is the title of a weekly journal devoted to
Agriculture, Mining, Manufactures, Com
merce, Science, Art, Literature and News,
published in Philadelphia, at $2 00 per an
num. Among the contributors to the Far
mer, are Professors Liebig and Bauer, Messrs.
Longstreth, Burrows, Gowen and others.
Address "North American Farmer,1
Athenian Building, Philadelphia. - 5
From the "American Law Journal, an
excellent work published in Lancaster, by
Geo. W. Harmersly fcCo., we learn, that the
commissions of the following President
Judges expire during the term of Governor
Johnston, and will have to be filled by him:
Judge Jessup, 7th of April 184S, Hep.
burn, 5th of March 1849, Conyngham 25th
March 1849, McCalmont 31st of May 1849,
Patton, 20th of March 1850, Hays, 1st of
May 1850, Woodward, 9th April 1851.
"The StlMBtfBV Ambbigab ha. nmnnnd an
additional font of beautiful new brevier type
tor lis advertising columns. i his completes
the American's new suit, and its typographi
cal appearance will now favorably compare
with that of any paper printed in the State."
Thank you for that, friend Cook.
We have always had an excellent opinion
of your judgment.
ttJ" Seidlitz Powders. Col. Mason in
his letter relates that a Miner gave an ounce
and a half of gold dust, worth $24, for a
box of Seidlitz powders. The editor ot the
Times presumes they were "wanted to
work the mines," and advises all adventu
rers, anxious for a quick passage, to take
these powders. Mercury, has always been
regarded as the great remedy for the "Yel
low Fever," but if Seidlitz powders will
work it off, so much the better, as they
are a safer and more pleasant remedy, and
more in character with the effervescing na
ture of the disease.
WEST BRANCH BANK.
The following named gentlemen were du
ly elected directors of this institution, for the
ensuing year, on Monday, Nov. 20, 1848, viz:
A. Updegraff, A. Woodward, S. H. Lloyd,
George Tomb, F. Dickinson, E. S. Lowe, J.
S. Graftus, Wm. McKinney, L. Mahaffey, J,
Pfoutz, Jeremiah Tallman, Joshua Bowman
Jos. S. Williams.
A. UPDEGRAFF, Esq., was unanimously
elected President, and THOS. W. LLOYD,
3's Bank of White Hall,
3's " Battetikill, Vt.
S3's " Adams, Mass.
S3's City Bank of New Haven Conn.
$5's Bank of Penn Township.
$5's " Delaware.
$l's " Wilmington & Brandywine
From the Phila. Ledger.
Washington, Dec. 11.
Senate. At the usual hour the Vice Presi
dent called the Senate to order.
The annual report of the Secretary of the
Treasury was received.
Mr. Jefferson Davis moved that twenty
thousand extra copies be printed.
Mr. Cameron opposed the resolution with
much earnestness. He considered that the
people had repudiated the sectarian course
of the Secretary of the Treasury especially in
relation to the tariff.
Mr. King considered the document an im
portant one one which could not be too
widely circulated among the people. The
people had a right to know the financial con
dition of their country, and that right should
be watched with a jealous eye.
Mr. Davis defended the resolution with
great earnestness, contending that it ought to
pass. He replied to the objections that had
been urged against it, and spoke of the mo
lives which had prompted those objections
Mr. Allen followed on the same side, and
advocated the passage of the resolution with
considerable effort and ability.
Mr. Niles followed in reply, warmly con
tending that it ought not to pass. He ex
pressed his reasons at some length.
: Mr. Hale expressed himself in opposition to
the bill, with energy and spirit.
Mr. Metcalf was opposed to the resolution.
He thought it was altogether unnecessary to
have any extra copies printed.
Mr. Foote favored the resolution. He
thought it proper to nave the extra copies
printed for general information.
Mr. Westcot conld see no good reason why
they should not be printed. He advocated
the resolution with some eloquence and abili
ty, and was listened to with interest by the
Senate and a crowded gallery.
After considerable debate the question was
taken on the passage of the bill and carried
House. George N. Eckert of Pennsylva
nia, offered a resolution instructing the Com
mittee of Ways and Means to report a Tariff
Bill to the House for its consideration, based
upon the principles of the Tariff of 1842.
Upon the final passage of this resolution the
yeas and nays were ordered and it passed in
the affirmative ; yeas 96, nays 93.
Mr. Goggia, chairman of the committee on
Post Offices and Post loads, made a report ac
companied by a bill providing for the reduc
tion of postage and the correction of abuses
of the franking privilege, which was read
twice and referred to the committee of the
The Rev. Milton C. Lightnka has has re
tired from the rectorship of Christ (Episcopal)
Church of this place, having accepted a call
ot the Episcopal Congregation at Manyunk.
The Rev. Joe. I. Elscoooo, formerly of Nor
ristown, is his successor. While we welcome
the latter in our midst, we wish to the for
mer, health, happiness and success in the
new sphere of his ministerial duties. Don
Gem. BaADT, The Detroit Daily Adverti
ser states that news had just arrived in that
eity, that President Polk bad stripped Gen
Hugh Brady of his command. The cause is
not yet made publio. The news created con
siderable excitement in Detroit, and a meet
ing of the friends of Gen. Brady was soon to
be held to take the subject into consideration.
Mrs. Reigel, wife of Jacob Reigel, of Read
ing, was found drowned in the Union Canal
on Tuesday last, She had been deranged.
. The first known coal mine in Portugal has
just been discovered near Lisbon.
Correspondence of the Publio Ledger.
INTERESTING LETTER FROM HARRIS
The State FlaaacM.
HAaaiasoao, December 11, 1848.
Messrs. Editors Through the politeness
of the gentlemanly Auditor General f the
State, T. A. Purviance, I am permitted to co
py the following exhibit of the State Finan
ces, being the Receipts and Expenditures for
the fiscal year, commencing on the 1st of
December, 1847, and ending November 30th
1848 : ... . ...
Summary Statement of the Receipts and Ex-
pendttutes of ike Commonwealth o Pennsyl
vania Ur (As fiscal year ending November
307, 1848. .
Land, " . 821,451 91
Auction Commissions, 22,500 00
Auction Duties ' 56,153 50
Tax on Dividends, 118,048 55
Tax on Corporation Stocks, 140,359 89
Tax on Real and Personal Estates 1,350,129 49
Tavern Licenses, 33,306 61
Retailing Licenses, 131,165 30
Peddlers' Licenses, 2,184 85
Brokers' Licenses, 2,566 00
Theatre, Circus and Menagerie
Licenses, 556 65
Pamphlet Laws, 305 54
Militia Fines, 17,161 73
Tax on Writs, Wills, Deeds, &c, 30,682 95
Tax on certain offices, 19,394 26
Collateral Inheritance Tax, 55,359 01
Canal and Railroad Tolls, 1,550,555 03
Canal Fines, sale of old materi-
Tax on Enrolment of Laws,
Tax on Loans,
Dividends on Turnpike Stock,
Fees of the Publio Officer,
Balance in the Treasury, Dec,
Publio Improvements, $996,592 70
Expenses of Government, 230,550 78
Militia Expenses, 36,724 32
Pensions and Gratuities, 22,705 21
Charitable Institutions, 27,000 00
Common Schools, 176,590 62
Loans, 148,378 15
Interest on Loans, 2,006,740 79
Guaranty of Interest, 32,500 00
Domestic Creditors, 13,246 42
Cancelled Relief Notes, - 130,090 00
Damages on the Publio Works. 26,453 10
Special Commissioners, 303 61
Revenue Commissioners, 2,253 02
State Library, 2,044 15
Publio Buildings and Grounds, 3,054 43
Eastern Reservoir of the Penna.
Canal, 2,978 91
Outlet Lock at Wells' Falls, 1,600 00
Weigh Lock at Beach Haven, 6,958 37
Penitentiaries, 7,847 00
House of Refuge, 4,000 00
Conveying of Fugitives, 768 97
Nicholson Lands, 190 20
Escheats, 771 42
Philadelphia Riots, 39 00
state Alagazine, 1,000 00
Abatement of State Tax, 41,522 1 1
Miscellaneous, 5,168 60
Balance in the Treasury,
Nov. 30, 1848,
The foregoing exhibit is copied from the
forthcoming report of Auditor General Purvi.
ance ; except in two items, it fully bears out
his estimate of revenue, made in 1847. The
two exceptions are the revenue from the ca
nals and railroads, and the revenue from the
tax on writs. In regard to the former, he
was mainly guided by the estimates of the
anai iommissioner. ine estimate was
1 1,700,000. The burning of the Freeport a
queduct made a difference against the Slate
of 890,000 alone, and the decreased exporta
tion of grain and provisions to Europe, has
caused the canals to be less used for the trans
portation of flour, &c, this year, than in the
previous one. The tax on writs has fallen
of in consequence of the Governor and Presi'
dential elections engrossing the attention of
lawyers and suitors, and of Sheriffs and Pro-
thonotaries, anxious for re-election.
From the Phila. Ledger.
THINGS IN NEW YORK.
Monday, 4 P. M.
The golden calf was never more devoutly
worshiped by the Israelites under Moses, then
it is now in New York. No pen can describe
the excitement that pervades all classes of
citizens on the subject ot California mines.
The literary men have taken the fever in its
most virulent form. No less than three wri
ters for the press have informed me to-day
that they will leave for San Francisco within
two weeks. Clerks are throwing up their
situations, lawyers abandoning the courts,
doctors giving up their practice, merchants
winding up their affairs, preparatory to leav
ing for the gold "diggins," Byron, in hia
All aarta waa but one thought and thai waa death,
Immediate and inglorious."
On the other hand, all New York is but one
thought, and that is wealth, immediate and
glorious. Ships are fitting out rapidly for the
land of promise. Eleven are advertised in
this morning's papers, to sail "with dispatch.''
There will be no lack of provisions in Cali
fornia six months hence. George Law, Esq.,
the great steamboat proprietor, has issued
proposals offering to take out emigrants for
8100 each, under certain conditions.
Mr. Lot M. Irwin, an extensive iron manu
facturer of Mercer county, in this State, and
brother of Geo. Irwin of Centre county, com
mitted suicide by hanging himself on Wed
CouMTiarciT 1's on the Belvidere Bank
N. J., are in circulation vignette Indian ani
sailor eagle between them. On right mar
gin female holding a liberty pole, and on left
female with wheat in her hand. i
Cabinet Miiq. An honest looking me
chanis went up to Gen. Taylor yesterday,
and abruptly touching his beaver, asked :
General hain't you got nothin' to do for me 1"
The General blandly told him he did not
know,1 anda!t the same time enquired what
might his peculiar business be. "I'm a cabinet-maker
was the reply ; "and they tell roe
you have got a lot o' work of that kind on
hand jusi now.'1 ; "Yes," replied the General
I JfbutJ have not commenced yet; besides I
see by the newspapers that I am likely to
have inore grartitoW help tTieii "l .need."
Boston, Dec. 9, 1848.
.The gold fever 4s all the rage, and. out eitja
is flooded with handbills announcing numer
ous expeditions to the California mines. '
The Nashville Union advertises its chick
en cock for sale see the advertisement as
F or Sale, and possession given immediately,
a beautiful Chicken Cock. He has never bad
much occasion for crowing, but he will doubt
less do that part of a chicken's duty hand
somely, if he had the chance.
inquire at this office.
The Plymouth Roce gives a report that a
vessel is to sail thence with a band of adven
turers for California. The editor says he
1 i -11 . . r . -
nimscn win uig com ai irom $ie to 33Z a
During tne wees, since trie unoiera ap
peared at Staten Island, there have been
thirty-eight cases and fifteen deaths.
The Doylestown Democrat says that the
son and servant of Hon. M. Longstreth, of
Penn., have been bitten by a mad dog.
Hon. Solon Borland has been elected by
the Legislature of Arkansas, a Senator of the
United States for six years, commencing the
4th of March, 1849. He had previously been
elected to fill the unexpired term of the Hon.
A. H. Sevier.
In this place, on the 8th inst.. Miss ELI
ZA A. MAHAN, aged 25 years.
In this place on the 15th inst., Mrs. CATH
ARINE, consort of Jacob Painter, aged 42
In McEwensville, on the 7th inst., after a
short illness, Mr. DANIEL FRYM1RE, a
highly respectable citizen of that place, aged
61 years and 4 days.
TirsDir, Dec 12, 1848.
Wheat Red is worth 106 a 108 cents;
white is held at 112 a 115c.
Rye Pennsylvania is worth 624c.
Cork Sales of Penna. yellow at 62c;
white 58c, new 52c, weight.
Oats Southern is held at about 27 a 29c.
Whiskey. Sales in hhds at 23c and in
bbls at 25 cents.
Corrected weekly by Henry Manser.
Cos. - 50
Oats. .... 30
Bi'ttes. - - -16
Egos. . 10
Pobk. .... 5
Flaxseed. .... )S5
Tallow. - - - - 10
Beeswax. .... 25
Flax. - - - - - 8
Heckled Flax. ... 10
Dried ArrLES. - - - 75
Do. Peacues. - .200
LIST OF JURORS
F Northumberland County for January
Term, A. D. 1849.
Stiuiury. Chrutian Bower, Peter Hileman,
Edwanl Oyater, Thomas Robin.
Upper Aitrust. Iot Bergetreseer.
Lower Augusta. John Krigbaum, Jno. Kra
mer, sr., Jas. Lytcl.
Rush. Christopher Campbell, Wm. H. Kaae.
Shamoiiu. John Caaemsu, Chas. Koch. ,
Coal. John Hein.
Jaclton. Marks Leader.
Lower Makomoy. Michael Lahr.
Foitu. Francis Gibson, Jacob Snyder, Chancy
Milton. John Murray, Jacob Houta.
Turiur. Daniel 8. McFalU.
Leu-is. Jacob Karchner.
Suicsi'Mi. Jacob Rohrbacb, Geo. Hileman.
NoRTHVMBiBLASD. Wm. Wiiaon.
Loweb AuccaTA. Chas. Garinger, John T.
McPheraon, Jacob Rhoada, Peter Yocuui, Thus.
KiB. Wm. HulT, Philip Oberdorf, Henry
Weaver, Lewis Vajtliue.
Shamokih. John King, Felix Lerch, Wm.
Jackson. Iiiaae Reits, Jeremiah Adams, Mar
Lower Mahohoi, John Seller, Peter Borrel,
Michael Wert, Hugh Seaaholtx, Isaac Dribelbis,
John Broaious, Philip H eckert.
Urn a Manohot. Peter Gcist, Geo. Heim,
John Keafer, Gid. Adams.
Coal. Geo. Long, David Billman, James
Little Mauomot Jacob S. Rjan.
CaiiiSdUAUE. Js. Gcsrhart, P, Candor, J.
Milto. John II outs.
TcEfeUT-.peter Dunkel, N. McKray, John
Lewis. Jonas Koch, Samuel Mengaa, Wm.
Anthony Follmer, John Roush,
Poi t. John Elxton.
Sinsai. Martin Harrison, Wm. Krigbaum.
Lower Auscsta. Geo. Keiner, Philip W el
se r, Ab. Bartholomew.
Urrsa AvacaTA John A. Shisslor, George
Armstrong, John Bowen Peter Culp.
Kcshv John Kline, jr., Michael Moore, Chris
Coal. Daniel Evert.
Jacksox. Jno. Leader, Brnj. Hein. -
8rambkib. Jno. Kothermel,jr Henry Houpt,
Jacob Reed, John Teats,
Urrsa Marokoi. Philip Reits, Peter BeiaaeL
NoBTaunBERLAiB. John Dunham. John
Pout Chas, GuUck, J. W. 6 tarn, CUa.
Miltor. John Kohr, John Dive!, Israel Kesp
ner. To a rot John Haag.
Delaware. Robert McKee, Moses Border,
Jas. F. Beard.
Lewis. Peter Noecker, Jno. Linebach, John
TEAS, from the New York Canton and Pskin
Tea Company. For sale by
J. W. FBILING.'
funbury, Dee. t, 1141.
. list or d Atsna . ,.
FOR trial in the Court Common Pleas or Not'
thamberUhd County at January Term 1849;
Via. fMmonton vs Shipman eV Oreenouf tf
enl.' Robins vs Valentine Klaaa
Henry Maasef "
U. B. Mssser St toil
vs David N. Lake ot el
vi Haywood St Snyder -
George H eckert
vs Baluar Garnhart j
a John Porter v--,- .
vs D. Merr at L Brows?
vs William Depney
va M. At Philip BiumysT
VS John MmTUmmU
Danville t PotUriile
Rail Road Co.
Beth I Comly
t-lijan U raw ford
Drautigam cV Wapplea va C. H. V W. Frick '
Bank of Northumberland vs Phftio BumWk '
Gideon Markel w.. vs John J. Warfare; .
Geo Hileman cV wife vs Martin ex W.IUiuLb
John Diehl ct al vs P. Lesarns at el
Frederick Keener vs Wm. Aytes
Forsyth, Wileon & Co ra I. C. Bryant et si
W. Patterson's assignees vs Wm. McCay's admm.'
Malian for Scimonton
John Garner's heirs
Andrew Garner et al
J. H. Rhoada & wife
vs Hackenberg A Rishel,
vs James cV Wm. Ross
vs Leah Stroecker
vs James or Wm. Roes .
va Ieaae: Brown
Robert M. Clark
Andrew Emmons adm'rs vs David SUhlneclAr
Henry H. Burr
vs Wm. McCay's dm'rs4
vs Baltsar Garnhart
vs James Cummings
vs 8amuel Caldwell
vs Charles Rusael
vs Samuel Henderson'
vs Wm. Storks
J. G. Montgomery etal
vs Thomas Lloyd
School Director of Rush tahp. vs William H. Kaav
Daniel P. Caul
vs Dentler St Montana
vs Samuel Furman
Lewis Cressmsn et al vs
Sam'l Hen Ex'rs of
Jacob Rhule, dee'd
Lewis Hubert's adm'rs
Jacob Housel Ac wife
vs Hugh Bellas et al
vs Jacob Hoffman
vs A. C. Barret
vs Philip Housel adin'ra.
vs Jos. H.cV J. Kline
vs A. G. Bradford
vs James Covert
vs Jacob Wcik
vs Jas. De Normandie.
vs Wm. McCay's adm'e
vs Conrad Giltner
vs Jacob Weike
vs Dodge cV Barret
vs Jos. Wclker St wife
vs 8oL Dunkelberger
vs John Jacob Weike
vs Blythedc Ayres
vs DewartcV Jordan etal
vs Elizabeth Weitzelet al
vs Sarah Reed
vs Leah Stroecker
vs Wm. Frick A-E Slifer
John N. Marts
Jonathan Pursel St wife
Eleanor Reed'a adm'rs
T. Paulding 6t Co.
D. HoaU for J. Bound
Same for Mathews
J. P. Shultx
Peter Richter's ex'rs
Jonathan P. Shultx
Jacob W. Scitzinger
J, Grier Bogg St wife
vs Mary Jarrett
Wm. St R. Fegely & Co. vs John Shiasler
William De Haven
vs Ira T. Clement
vs Baltzer Garnhart
vs Jas. De Normandia
vs Samuel Finney
vs Leah Stroecker
vs Samuel Blsin
vs Thomas 8. Mackey
vs Charlas W. Richards
vs Robert S. Grant
vs Andrew Nye
Noah 8. Mackey
Jacob W. Scitzinger
A. D. St R. Patterson
Geo. & Miller Border
D. Hosts for W. H.
Frymire va Isaac Brows
vs Jacob Hower
Mary Quinn et al
vs Elias Brosions
D. S. Dodge for Moor & Biddle vs W. & R. Fegely
Sarah Reed vs Eleanor Reed's adm'rs
John Meek vs Edmund L. Peiper.
JOHN FARNSWORTH, Proihry.
Prothonotary's office i
Snnbury Dec. 2, 1848.
VT ILL be sold at public vendue, on Monday,
' January 15, 1849, at the Paxinos Furnace,'
in Shamokin township, Northumberland county, '
the following described property, vis :
and Harness, two four Horse BROAD WHEEL
ED WAGON'S, one two horse broad wheeled Wa
lton, a Truck Wagon, a Buggy and Harness,
three Carts and Harness, Wheelbarrows, Wagon
Beds, Picks, Shovels, dec, Ac.
A Variety of Store Gooda,
Consisting of Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware,
Queens ware, Drugs cV Medicines, Spices, dec.
Sale to commence at 10 o'clock, A. M. on said
day, and continue from day to day, until all is
sold. Conditions made known on the day of sale,
by WILLIAM V REUBEN FEGELY,
A'lignrtl of Drngltr Haas 4 Cotj..
Sunbury, Dec. 16, 1848. US
TS hereby given, that I have liecome the purcha
aer of the following articles from Jacob Hothar
mel, of Lower Mahonoy Township, and that I
hold bis deed for the same, viz :
1 Greyniare 1 Plough and Harrow.
1 8 year sorrel Colt, j of 3 Wagons,
8 setts of Horse gears, I new Wagon not ironed,
8 Cows, 1 Clock
5 Sheep His interest in a Lime kiln.
7 Head of Hogs,
1 Sleigh. PETER BORREL.
Dulinatia, Dec. 16, 1848 3t
THE undersigned appointed auditors by the
Orphans' court of Northumberland county,
in the matter of the Estate of Daniel Hollenbach
dee'd. will attend to the duties of his appoint
ment at the office of Dewart St Bruner, in Sunbu
ry on Saturday the 30th day of December 1648.
When and where all persons interested can attend.
WM. J. MARTIN, Auditor.
Sunbury, Dec 0, 1848 3t
TH E undersigned, appointed by tk Ofr
phans' Court o Northumberland County
'0 make distribution to and among the heirs,,
and legal representatives of Thomas Grant,
dee'd ; hereby notifies all persons interested
in said matter, that he will attend to the du.
ties of his appointment on Wednesday, the
27th of December, 1848, at 10 o'clock A. M."
at the office of Dewart & Bruner, in the bo
rough of Sunbury. CHARLES J. BRUNER,
Sunbury, Dec. 9, 1848. St
OAME to the premises of the subscriber, in the
town of Shamokin, Coal township, some weeks
since, stray beifer about 18 months old, of red"
color, white faca and belly, aod a hole in the left
ear. The owner is requested to coma forward prove .
property, pay charges and lake it away, or it will"
be disposed of according to law.
Shamokin, Dec 8, 1848 at ' . "
ALL persons knowing themselves indebted ta
the subscriber, for SALT and PLASTER,
are hereby notified to pay up on or before the Brat
day of January next If to accounts are not set
tled by that time, they will be left hi the hands '
of C Bower, Esq, for collection. . .
HENRY V. SIMPSON.'
Sunbury, Dec t, 1848 41
WJATEXT Trusses of att kinds, Harrison's
B writing and indeUibla ink, Cotton yarn sjsd '
lap, just received and for sale by
J. W. FRILINQ. ' '
8uubury, Dec 8, 1 848. 1
RAI8IN8, currants, citron,' cheese,' peppar
sauce, eVc For sale by J. W. FRILINQ
Sunbury, Dec. , 1848.