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SUN BURY AMERICAN AND SHAM 0K1N JOURNAL.
' ' fENNSYLTANIA LCGtftLATLRE.
Washington, Jan. 10, 1882.
ttKAts:. -The journal having been rem!
nd ft' number of petition presented, the
following bill were read in place. ,
By Mr. Packer, a bil! lo repeal the 4th
ftnd th wotiohtof the law to prevent kid
apping. ; ,
By Mr. Sanderson, bill lo provide for the
immediate 'Completion of the North Branch
By Mr. Forayth, t bill relative to the State
Library.. ... , j , , ( '
By Mf.Frailey, bill relative te foreign
attachments, ami a bill io insetporate the
Anthracite Bank at Tamaqoa.
Variout reaolution were passed, among
thera one directing the printing of the Gov
't J mot1 Veto Message." '- 1 " ' ' ' ' ;
Mr. Kunkel ofrerei lhejoljuwiiig .prem
'"' bJe and reaolution :
, . . Whereas, Gov Kossuth,, in reply to the
invitation lo visit the Capitol, hn expressed
hi intention to. be here on Tuesday next,
. the 13th inst., therefore
. . Resolved, That a Committee of fire be
appointed to act with a similar Committee
to be appointed by the House of Represents
. tire, a Committee for the reepption of
Go. Kossuth, and that thoy report to the
Senate on Monday, what action shall be
had by the Legislature on the occasion of
The reolution was Immediately taken up
. and adopted.
The committee appointed to confer a to
the time and place of opening and declaring
" the return of the election for Governor.
- having derided on Thursday, the 16th inst ,
in the Hall of the House of Represen
tatives. The Senate then proceeded to the election
f officers, which resulted in the thoice of
the following gentlemen :
Clerk John M. Sullivan.
Assistant Clerk J. C. Bamberger.
Transcribing Clerks Messrs.. Benedict,
Snyder, and Raymond.
Sergeant-al-Armi Wm P. Thomas.
" Assistants John Essitr. and Wm. P.
Brady. . .
Doorkeeper Thomas H. Wareham.
Assistant Doorkeepers John R. Ilcigle,
Messenger Andrew Yonng.
Assistant Messenger EJ ward D. Evan.
The Senate then adjourned.
House The Speaker laid before the
House the annual statement of the aflairs of
the Pennsylvania State Hospital,
" B. M. Martin, a member from Lancastet,
appeared and was sworn.
Mr. Bonham offered a resolution providing
for the appointment of a Committee of five
members of the House, lo act with a similar
Committee fiom the Senate, to receive Gov.
Kossuth on Tuesday next.
Mr. Hart moved to poitpone for the pre
vent. Not agreed to.
The resolution was then adopted, and
Messrs. Bonham, Gillis, Hart, Fiitz and
Schaffsr appointed said Committee.
A number of bills were introduced-
among sham a bill to provide for the exemp
tion of the homestead from liability for the
debts of thn owner thereof, and from sale on
execution or other legal processes, and for
After the presentation of a lew petitions
ef uo importance, the House adjourned.
HARRisBttRO, Jan. 13, 1852.
Skkate. The Speaker laid before the
Senate the annual report of the State Trea
surer. Mr. Forsyth presented a petition from cit
izens of the county of Philadelphia, contest
ing the sent of Samuel Hamilton, a Senator
from Philadelphia county.
Mr. Jones presented petitions for an ex.
tension of the powers of the Court of Com
mon Pleas of Montgomery, and also peti
tions Irotn Montgomery county, relative to
change in the Common School system.
Mr.' Shriver presented petitions from
Northampton, for the recharter of the Eas
Mr. Kuukel, petition for a new county out
of part ol Schuylkill.
Mr. Frailey, petition for a division of the
Northwest Ward of Poltsville, and also for a
Bank to bo located at Tamaqna.
Mr. Evan oficred the following resolu
Resolved That the Speaker appoint a com
mittee of seven to apportion the State into
The resolution was adapted, and the
Speaker subsequently announced the Com
mittee to consist of Messrs. Evans, Mc Mur
ine, Hoge, Myers, Packer, Fiailey, and
Mr. Packer ofTered the following, whiuh
was adopted :
Resolved, That the Auditor General bo
requested to furnish the Senate, as soon as
practicable, with a statement exhibiting the
amount of bonds, erip, and other certificate
af indebtedness issued by the several comi
ties, Incorporated cities, district and bo
roughs iu this Commonwealth, now outstand
ing or unpaid, and showing also the rate ol
interest payable on said bonds, scrip, or
other certiticates of indebtedness, and (he
periods when the same are redeemable.
The bill supplementary to the act incorpo
rating the Sunbury and Erie 'Rail Road
tympany, came up in order on second
reading. . , .
Mr, Muhlenberg advocated the passage of
some bill, authorising municipal corpo
ration to subscribe to the stock of the com-
'Mr.' Packer moved to refer the whole sub
ject to the Judiciary Committee, and on the
motion a long riisusswr ensued, in. which
Messrs, Packer, Farsyth, Muhleubor", Fer
lion, k1 Ccabb participated.
Mr. Matthias moved to postpone for the
present which wm Sgff f d to, and the Senate
jjurfiesL . ' '
.Horse. The Speaker prevented the An
uVirO Ilepurt of the State Treasutf r.
ThStiCiMoaiiii a Panning was rtV)ed 10
inquir iitO Vhe sMttdieney ef priirung
f wdf Jie ocwemg lbs House, ana
t ie probable cusl of lb ame.
Sir. Bonhain iattadueed to bill toa,ubor
ire tbeStii Yrasurr to negotiate a tempo.
ri; loss a of f 120803 Je aseet !Ls' semi-ai.
nual i .teres! tailing due in February, which
was t ken up and passed two readings, and
ordered lo be transcribed.
The following bills were introduced :
A bill relative to the assessment of dama
ge on the 'rail road to avoid Ihe Inclined
Plane. 'v. j", ' ,.
A bill to Incorporate the Farmer1 and
Mechanics' Bank of Allentown. ;
On lo recharter the Easton Bank.
One lo incorporate the Meadville Bank.
A bill relating lo Loan and Building Asso
ciations, j 'J ' I ) ; .t ? ' ' .
" A bill granting power to Orphan Courts
to decree relief tn eeftalh cases'.""
The following bills were passed : .
The Senate bill, lo authorize the recording
of a power of attorney executed by Hamil
Thr Senate bill extertdina the privilege of
the National Safety Insurance and Trust
Company of Philadelphia Adjourned.
IXXII COXGRES. First SrstUn.
Washington, Jan 13, 1852.
Senate The Senate commenced busi
ness, at half-past 12.
The resolution, authorizing a contract with
Messrs Donaldson and Armstrong, for print
ing Iho return of the seventh census, was
then again taken up.
Mr. Bright said, his purpose in offeiing the
resolution was not to benefit a party press.
The work was most important, and he desir
ed it to be done in a proper manner and suit
able style, and he believed if it was given
out to the lowest bidder, it would not be done
in a proper manner. He' described the im
portance and value of the statistical informa
tion collected and embraced in the census
returns. In addition to this, there was a
brief historical account of every county in
each State. This formed a volume of most
valuhble and interesting information, which
would be looked for with interest by every
body, and would be preserved in Libraries as
a reliable source of information. He read,
lo show the value of the recent census re
turns, a long article from the London Atht
naum. He thought it could be put into two
volumes,' each about the size of the Ameri
can archives, and would cost about six dol
lars a volume. This would make each cost
about twelve dollars. It would be for the
committee to fix the number of copies to be
printed. He thought 25,000 copies would
not be loo much. This would make the cost
of that number $300 000, which was a frac
tion lens than the cost of printing the returns
of the last census. There was nothing unu
sual in Congress ordering publications by
persons named in the acts. He cited several
cases where by resolution, laws were order
ed to be printed, among others, Gales &
Seatotrs Compilation of State Papers. The
Superintendent says thai the returns for one
State are already prepared, nud that if the
printing is ordered, he can furnish State after
State, and keep the press going. By Ibis
means the whole work would, perhaps, be
done by the meeting of the next session.
Mr. Smith read from some of his speeches
at the last session to show that he occupied
the same position now as he did then. He
examined all tha precedents for bookprint
in and book-buying by Congress, and de
clared the system altogether wrong and cor
rupt. Mr. Hale said there was a Whig party and
a Democratic party. The country could not
jet along without them. Neither parly could
get along without an oigan. No one u: ac
quainted with the instrument, at first sight,
would suppose upon seeing a man playing
on keys and hearing music, that it required
some' one behind to blow the bellows. Or
gans of all kinds requited the bellows-boy.
This bill wa the bellows which jiave wind
to an organ,' and filled it pipes. Standing
..... oo a u,S mora, pnuorm, cou.u
look down with indifference on both parties,
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and he could not see why Ihe Whig party,
who h,d so often been supplied with wind
for their organs, should hesitate to blow now
for Ihe organ of tha oiher party. Donaldson
and Armstrong could not play on Ihe keys
without wind, and he hoped that we, the
Democrats, will give it to them This wus
the whole story. We Democrats were iu the
majoiity, and the resolution could be passed.
Mr. Dawson supported Mr. Smith's amend
men), and opposed Ihe original resolution.
Mr Smith moved to fill the blank iu his
amendment with twelve thonf-and copies.
Mr Pudger moved to increase the number
to twenty-five thousand.
m. n.,.i,.,i i,,i ii... ..k..!
premature. How could .he Senate deter- ''"P0' f tj and properly car
mine, what number ought to be printed un.il , r,ed 0Ut' Whl be one of mns vaIue ,0
the Senate had seen what Ihe work was, or j the Cl,y aml ,tle S,ale we! a
upon what plan it wa designed lo be prim, j stockholders. We are ometi me asked
ed ? whether it is intended to adopt the t'atta-
Messrs. Davis. Cooper, Hamlin, Pearce, wissa route. We have only to say that
Holier, and Atchiusoii continued the debate, j the charter makes Sunbury and Willian s
all denouncing as wholly out of place tha j port eact, a point, which cannot be avoid, d
proposed history of Slates, towns and conn- whhm a violation or alteration ol the
trie, which the Superintendent of Census in , d)a mA , m()ch fc ,
f .. . I . I I n nMnnmni.... (ha . T k . F n H ' I
..villi,. U iu vu 1 1 1 j , 1 1 jr ut? kcii.. , iivj mi
considered that the Senate ought not lo act
until the Superintendent had laid before the
Scnnto a plan of his specifications, &ic. ; and
then ihe subject was postponed for three
weeks. And Ihe Senate Adjourned.
Thb KiDNArmo Case. Dallimort, Jan.
13. The charge of kidnapping eguinst Mc
Creary had a singular ending to-day. Wm.
Merritt, a young man from Pennsylvania,
swore positively that Mille, who it will be
reeolleoled committed suicide, acknowled
ged to him that he knew the grti to be
Sohoolfield's i.ave, and that he (Miller) was
to receive part of (he reward for giving her
up. Miller said ne would make a great luss
to blind the Abolitionists when Ihe girl
should b taken, but it would be all sham
This explain! Mil'sii's suicide ;. fesr of ex
posure, consequent on the trial, driving him
to it. . ... .-. .
There is no mail to-night south of Wash
Election or Govisnor or Mashachu-
stt. Boston, Jan. 13. The House having
sut up lbs name of Gov. Bout well, Dem.,
with iat of R. C. Wimhrop, Whig, the
Senate lb is t&struooa elected Gov. foulwell
as Goy.uor of its ite. by a vole of il
Vift-Mto 1 &r Wi-lJiroj. '
SATURDAY, JANUARY IT, ISM.
H. B. MAUSER, Editar anil ProprlMer.
- V. B. PAI.MKR Is tmr salhonted sjeiit to native sub
scription Slid advertising st hn office, in Philadelphia, New
York, Button and Baltimore.
To Aovtsfitsss. The circulation of the Sunlmry
American amoiif the different towns on the Suniuehaiuia
i t Hot exceeded (fequulled by any paper published, in North
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THE NEW POSTAGE LAW.
This law went into operation on the first
day of Jul) inst., nud will operate to the fol
lowing; effect upon the Sunbury American.
1. Subscribers will receive it by mail, in
Northumberland County, free or postage.
2. For a distance not exceeding' miles
at rive cksts per quarter.
3. Over fifty ami not exceeding thru kun
drtd miles at ten cents per quarter.
4. Over three hundred and not exceeding
one thousand miles, at fifteen cents per
KF The fiev. B. VV. Morris will preach
in the Episcopal Church, on Sunday morn
ing, at half past 10 o'clock.
O" Kossuth visited Harrisburf; on
Wednesday, having been invited by a joint
resolution of the Legislature.
tr- Mr. H. V. Crolzer, of LewisburT,
Union county, has been elected Sergeant-at-Arms
in the House. John R. Reirrel,
of this County, was appointed Assistant
Doorkeeper of the Senate. They will make
excellent officers, and we are pleased to
hear of their success.
C7 Col. Bigler will be inaugurated as
Governor of this Commonwealth, on Tues
day next, the 20th inst. A number of
military companies have made arrange
ments to be present to participate in the
uC7 Sleighing never was finer than at
present, and all who can raise a horse and
vehicle in shape of a sleigh, are enjoying
it. The snow in this neighborhood and
further north was about fifteen inches deep
when it fell.
!EF The weather was again extremely
cold during the first part of the week. The
river closed again at this place on Monday
night. From present appearances, we
think we are in lor one ol the old lashion-
ed winters. We go in for every thing
good in its proper season, cold weather and
good sleighing not excepted.
03" Caution to Bad Boys. Judge Jor
dan has, during the present Court, given
the boys, who are in the habit of misbe
having and disturbing the neighborhood,
to understand that if they are brought be
fore him, they will be punished in such a
manner as will make them remember that
the pleasure of rowdyism will hardly com
pensate them for the penally ol their trans
D" Pi-ou. Our neighbors of the Mil
tonian regaled themselves for five or six
hours on nt which they made when nut-
,ins ,heir form on tf)e press , t w u
Rath(,r , ,;m; fof of
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we think. They say they "bore up like
J J '
i Chr,S,,ans- 0 d1" fl,J' for how
j fou,(l the' act otherwise, when they were
! in such a Pimu mooJ ?
srxnirtY axd frie hah. road.
The Philadelphia papers published a long
list of names ol persons who are appoint' d
a committee to obtain subscribers to this
great and important improvement. We
obseive that a bill is now before the Legis
lature to allow the stockholders interest o i
the stock until the road is completed. The
project of connecting Philadelphia with
, the Lakes is one of great magnitude and
tor may desire another route, common
sense wi!) designate the vall-y ol the Sus
quehanna to Sunbury, a the one nature has
Governor of Utah, has sent a letter to
the President vindicating himself from the
charge of the Judge and Secretary ent
out by the President. Mr. BemhUrl the
delegate also denies the charge as regard
the affairs of government. In regard to
Governor Young' wives, and the system of
morals practised by the Mormons, the dele
gate thinks the government of Utah is not
responsible to the federal government.
From this we presume Gov. Young is wil.
ling to surrender some ol hi political view
but none of hi domestic comforts. He ha
only ninety wives and can'twell spare any
If he ii greater than Washington or Tay
lor, he is still behind Solomon.
ILT Gleason'8 Drawing Room Com.
fan ion is now printed on beautiful satin
surface paper. This pictorial is the best
publication of the kind in the Union, and
second only to the Loudon Illustrated
- TH RKCClVT KIDNAITina CASE.
The Baltimore papers contain interesting
detail in relation to the death of Joseph
(. Miller, of Nottingham township, in
Chester county, growing out Ol the recent
kidnapping care, an account of which will
be found in another column. There is
tome doubt or mystery in regard to Mil
ler's death, and the impression i that he
ha been murdered by ome person con
nectid with these kidnappers-- The feeU
ing, in Maryland, at present, against the
abolitionists, in consequence of the Chris
tiana riots and the murder of Mr. Gorsuch,
in attempting to rescue hi slave, is such
that it is hardly safe for them to appear
there, and the deceased seemed to compre
hend the danger, when lie remarked when
he got into the car on hi return home
"that if he ever got home, he would never
get into such a scrape again." Threats had
been frequently made against the men who
were attending the investigation against
McCreary for kidnapping, and the proba
bility is, that they were carried out in the
murder of Mr. Miller. This is a learful
'ate of things between two neighboring
States. Whilst the abolitionists are much
to blame fur their agitation and interfer
ence in these affairs, there can be no doubt
but that our pro-slavery neighbors are en
tirely too sensitive, and expect quite too
much from those, who while they do not
wish to interfere in the institution of
Slavery, yet do not look upon it at a bless
ing to every community.
WONDER FIX ACITRACY.
A Chronometer taken out by the Grin
nel expedition in earch of Sir John Frank
lin, was found to have varied but the
18.000 part ol a second in time, in its daily
rate in a voyage of 17 months, in the Arc
tic rei'iom. tie instrument was
factured by Bliss & Creighton, New York.
The British Chronometers on board varied
more than five times as much. America?,
skill and genius comes out triumphant in
almost every branch ol science. A few
yearj since no one dreamed ot manufactur
ing Chronometers in competition with the
English. With proper encouragement the
American mechanics in a few years need
fear no rivalry from any quarter of the
05" Priesnitz, the great water cure
Physician is dead. His estate is said to be
worth a half million of dollars. He com
menced a poor man.
! 11?" Home Mimcri.laxy is now the title
j of a paper previously published by H. J.
B. CummircgT in Schuylkill Haven as the
Schuylkill Haven Map. Mr. Cuirunings
ha improved his paper both in size and
fU" Thomas C. Hambly, Esq,, late oj
York, Pa., is now iu California. In a let
ter to the editor of the Republican, he de
scribe among other things his visit to the
first Court at Jackson, a new County three
months old :
"Two Courts were in session, the County
and the District Courts. My case was in the
County Court before Judge Smiih, and was
disposed of at, I believe, the very table on
winch Collyer, the County Clerk, died, who
was shut by this same Judge Smith, a few
weeks ago, perhaps very excusably loo. The
counsel opposed to me, Gen. Anderson, a
fine-looking old gentleman, ws armed with
a huge Bowie knife that hung like a broad
sword by his side, and I was perhaps tho
only unarmed man in the body. The Juilge
had his Colt Revolvers buckled on the spec
tators had theiis the Grand Jury, &., kc,
and, as said, the Sheriff and his Assistants
theirs. In fact, Colt's Revolvers and raw
brandy are a part oi every day's dress. The
County Court was held in lire Clerk's office,
as tho District Court occupied tht Court
House ! The latter was built of post set in
th- ground no windows the collar beams
a few inches higher than my head, one end
f the house entirely open, and no floor but
the mrth (which was tramped into a deep
dust) except four or five boards for the Judge
to sit on. The building was about "5 feet
oris, and about 15 wide. Vet in this simple
building tha most perfect order reigned.
Every thing transpired with dignity, and Ihe
law looked as much, if nut more majestic
ihtn in brick and mortar with granite pill.iis
Kossuth's Interview with Mk. Ci.at.
If asAingfon, Jan. lO.The National Intel
ijgencer of this morning, says, between
Gov. Kossuth and Mr. Clay, was most cor-
lial and friendly, and of nioie than an horns
duration, in Ihe course of which Mr Clay
f ankly disclosed his sentiments at consider
able length, as to the policy of Ihe country
in leiVrence to the question of iuteiveniioii
in European affair. Mr. Clay as understood
is opposed to any chanje in the policy of
the Government, deeming it best not only
for ourselves but likewise for the down. trod
den population of Europe, that we should
pursue as hitheito, the even tenor of our
Gov. Kossuth paid the most lespeetful at
tention to all Mr. CUy said, and on bis side
imparted much interesting intelligence as to
the social and political condition of several
European nations, f
Gov. Kossuth and suite visited the Navy
Vard lo day, and examined the publio work.
Hd expressed himself highly delighted at all
he saw. He received, this morning, a pres
sing invitation to visit New Orleans.
Fatal Accide.nt. A Mr. Brown, miller
at Sturgeon's mill, seven miles east of Kit
tanning. Pa., was, on Monday last, caught
between two cog wheels, and so much in
jured, that he survived but about two hours.
The deceased was literally torn into pieces.
Col. McClunq bas resigned his office as
accredited Minuter to iWivia,
TIIR ALLEGED KIDNAPPING CASE.
The West Chester Village Record, a pa
per published in the immediate neighbor
hood of the scene, give the following ac
count of kidnapping and the ubseqnent sui
cide of Mr. Miller, the person with whom
the girl was at service, and upon whose oath
and information McCreary wa arretted.
A darinrjr case of kidnappintt was perpe
trated in West Nottingham township, Ches
ter county, on Tuesday last Tho facts, as
far as we can learn, are ns follows : Some
time during; Tuesday, in the day time,
Thomas McCreary, of Elktnn, in company
with an assistant, came lo tho premises of
Joseph C. Miller, and took from .its house a
yoiinpr colored pirl, named Rachel I'arker,
who hud been living with Mr. Miller, and
who is known to be a free giil. The kid
nappers drove up to the house in a wagnn,
when the cirl came to the door, and as she
was passing out, McCreary, without pretend
ing to show any authority for the net, took
hold nf her and forced her into the vehicle.
She was then bound, and they drove off at a
rapid tale. The alnrm was given, and put-
suit made the neighborhood to rescue the I
girl and captuio the de?peradors. The fu- j
gilives were slopped in their progress by
coming up to a wagon in tho road, which
they could not pass, the driver of the team
being aware they were kidnappers ami that
persons were in pursuit of tl.em, was not
disposed to give the road for them to pass
McCreaty jumped out of his vehicle, drew a
bowie knife, and swore he would cut the
driver asunder if he did not let dim pass.
The driver could not be intimidated, mi l
did not givo up the road. McCreary then
turned about, took some other road, nnil rap
idly proceeded into Maryland.
Miller, and some half dozen of his neigh
bors, followed McCreary and the girl on the
next day, and eventually iound her in the
city of Baltimore, whore a charge of kid
napping was preferred against McC'reaiy by
Mr. Mtlier, and he was bound over for a
hearing. On Thursday lilt! party lioin dies-
ter county, Mr. Miller with liiem, started on
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nieir rem i ii noiue in me cars. iMcircary
was also iu the cars, coining homeward At
Perryville, where they left the cars, it was
found that Mr. Miller was missing. His
fiiends were alarmed, and could not imagine
what hail beeomo of him. Mr. Miller no!
arriving at home on Fiiday, his fiieuU
started after him, and found him, as above
stated iu a telegraphic despatch, hanging lo
a tree, dead giving grounds for a strong
suspicious that he had been nimdered.
The fact of the death of Mr. Miller evi
dently bad not reached the vicinity of his
resilience on Friday. His friends weru then
wondering why he did not return. A titi
zon in that vicinity was in West Chester on
Saturday, and calltd upon tins counsel who
has been engaged to assist in having Mc
Creary brought to this State and tiied for
kidnapping, to make inquiiies in rey.ud to
the matter. The teleginphic despatch wa
then read to him and with surprise and re
gret, he heard of the death ot his neighbor
Ssow tn New Oiti.r.ASs. .Veto Orleans,
Jan. 12 --There has been quite a full of
snow to-day--lhe fnst for many yeais. Il
now lies to thu depth of an inch and is still
New Or.t.rANP, Jan. 13 -The weather
continues cold, with six inches of snow i n
the ground, for the first time in twenty
Death of the Motiikk or President
Polk.- Louisviiit, Jan. 13. --We leuru from
Columbia, Teiiti , iL'at the mother of Presi
dent Poik died in that place, yesterday,
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KUU . UII1IU Villi .Ill, 1 I I, , r ll.y ,IJ.ll V, I
a man than :hd world have supnnso.h is the
nephew of the great Napoleon llonapaile,
ao.l irctoilsoii of .liisetihlne. his fust u lie.
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1 his captivating woman had two clnlilreii,
both by her first husband Eugene anil Ilor
tense Beauhuruoig. Louis Bonaparte, fatrier
of him who is now at the head ol the
French people, was the tlliid brother of the
great Napoleon, and born at Ajaceio, (Corsi
ca,) on the 2d of September, 1778. His
marriage with the daughter of Josephine
was not his own choice, but biought about
by Ihe joint labor of Napoleon, and especial
ly Josephine, who artfully accomplished
many objects by which lie hoped lo make
certain her own position ns Empress. The
first proposal was made to him iu July, 1S00
shortly after the relum of the First Couaul
from the campaign, one of the conflicts nl
which was the battle of Marengo. He
then gave il a decided negative.. Not long
alter, it was renewed, but with no better
success ; and lo escape foil her importunity,
Louis Oouapaite made a tour ot several
months iu Germany.
In October, 1801, Josephine, not at all
discouiaged by the two previous refusals lo
comply wilh her proposals, niado a fresh
assault upon Louis One eveniug, during a
ball at Malmaison, she took him aside, Na
poleon joined the conference, and after u
long co-iveisilion '-they madu him give his
consent," in the language uf Louis himself,
and on the 4th of January, JSOj, thu con
tract, the civil mariiage, and Ihe religious
ceremony toojc place at the private resi.
deuce of the First Consul in Palis llor
louse Beauharnois had but jut left the ccle
braled boarding School of Madame Cam pan
and had 110 different part in ihe aflair ihan
her husband both being instruments in the
hands of Ihe First Consul and Josephine.
"Never," wrote Louis "was there a more
gloomy ceremony ; never had husband and
wife a stionger presentment of the bitterness
of a reluctant and ill-assorted union." And
Madame Campan, who was at a ball given
in honor of the event, states thai, "every
countenance beamed with satisfaction save
that of the bride, whose p.ofound melan
choly formed a sad contrus to the happi
ness she might have been expected 10
evince; she seemed 'to shuu her husband's
very looks, lest he should read in hers the
iuditlerence she fell towards him."
Stockton's Speech, in defense of ihe
American sailor, is highly spoken of by the
- Cireiondciice of the Phils. teder.
LETT til FROM WASHINGTON.
Washington, Jan. 11.
The statement thai Mr. Clay has written
a loiter expresing his preference of Cen.
Cass for the Presidency, is not correct. Mr
Clay has written no such letter, but expres
ses freely his pieference of Gen. Cass,
among all the Democratic candidates. That
you see i ft horse of a differant color. Mr.
Clay say he is in favor of a Whig for the
Presidency, but has thus far expressed no
particular preference for any one candidate.
The Democratic Convention of Tennessee
has refused to instruct for Mr, Buchanan.
Two sets of delegates will be sent fiom
MirsisMppi nud Alabama. It is doubtful
whether either South Carolina or Ceorgia '
will send delegrties.
Washington, Jan. II, 1852.
There is not a word of truth, ns t hve
telegraphed you, in the rumor that Mr. Clay
h.is written a letter expressing his pieference
of Mr. Cass for the Presidency. Hu prefers
a Whig, as he has said this morning to a
prominent Senator, under all circumstances;
but if a Democratic caudidatn is to succeed i
ill the elections this full, then Mr. Clay pre
lers Gen. Cass, ns the bpsl Union man, to
all others. It requires considerable political
dexterity lo construe this into a declaration
on ihe part of Mr. Cluy that he. prefeis Cas
to any other candidate for the Presidency.
Gen. Cass, if el -cted, will be elected by
Democratic, not Whig votes.
Mr. Clay, I believe, is not in favor of den.
Scott, and if I am permitted to express an
opinion, would sooner see Gen Cass in the
While House than the Ciimmandcr-in Chief
of liie Army. Such tin opinion he may have
expre.ii.ed even iu writing to some nf his in
timate friends; but tho time lor diuiluiug
all these, things is not yet come, and will not
ioi ii"ir or si. weeKs 10 cuoie.
.. ,..,.,. r r
Notwithstanding Mr. Clay s preference nf
either Mr Fillmore, or Gov. Jones ol Tell- Hunnarian !" This i. rather lisrd to answer,
nes-.ee, for Pie-ident in 1H53, Gen. Scott is , ,,,t u lifiicult,v iu snsw-rimr in quf.
i i i j i- iii- . lion wlieio are the hest, cheapest, and most fash
considerably ahead of a us Whig competi- ! . . , . , 1 ' . : ,.,
p ' j lomiiite c.othrs tnr gentlemen to lie Rot. Of
tors, and when thrf time comes the choice course ut Ho.klull & Wilson's. No. Ill Chest-
will be between him and Mr, Webster. It i
is said, but it hiis been said so often thai it
has lost its piquancy, that Mr. Fillmore will
ll! 1.. 1 .1 I I .
puonciy ueciiue ueing a camiM.ue lor re-
election; but tha Cabinet is divided on the i
expe.liencv ot such a movement. 1 he. chan'
ces of Mr. Crittenden I consider wholly at an
The Allen movement in Ohio does nut
seem to have succeeded: thnns;h Mr. Allen
has showed considerable strength. The mo
tion lo instruct for Mr. Buchanan in Tennes
see has also been voted down, and Ihe pnj.
liability is that Ihe friends of Cas and long
lass will give Gen. Dtitlef's adherents some
trouble even in his own Slate, Kentucky.
Mississippi will beyond doubt send two si-Is
of delegates, and the pro?i-.-cl is liial Ala
bama will do the same.
The Prs of Fiance is to bo regulated by i
a to-w law, which will repeal ail existing,
laws on thrt subject, nf which' the lollow- i
ing aic said lo bo th'J most importa'.it ciau- '
Every editor of a journal at present in ex
istanee or to be published in futnie will be
bound to depnMie security money to the
amount of 200. Ofh) fran
(i'S 000.) which,
in one nf conviction, may bo increased to
The executive power will reserve to itself j
the riiilit to suspend the publication of any j
journal of w hich the suspension may appear '
OtTenees of the press are no longer to be ;
submitted to a jury. Special tiibunais are to ;
be constituted for that purpose. !
Oirenccs of tho pi ess are to bo classed iu i
three categories : j
Is. An attack on trn? President and on the
. ... - , . ,
j principles ol Ihe (lovernment.
s , Exciliua h.,lU,, t.itiZens.
j 3 m
Eacliofthesn offence, may Le punished
by imprisonment of livo w ins, by liauspor
tat ion for twenty ycais, and by a hue ol 5.
000 to 103,0001".
(lltlOMTIlS of vr..Ti:n.
'ur is the hailstone less soluble in earth
than in air. Placed under a bell-glass wilh
Ihe glass. Of a plastct
weighing five pounds, m
pound is solidified water.
Even ihe piecious
in the proportion of nine grains of ihe earthly
ingredient to one of Ihe fluid. Of an acre of
clay land a foot deep, weighing uboiit ne
thousand "two hundred tons, at least four hun
dred tons are waler ; and, even of Ihe creat
mountain chains with which the globe is rib
bed, many millions of tons am water solidi
fied in earth
Water, indeed, exists around ns lo an ex.
I pi 1 1 and under conditions which ecape llie
notice of cursory observers. When the dyer
buvs of thu dnsalter one hoi died poui.ds
each of alum, caibonaie of soda, and so,tp,
... , , . . , .
ha obtains, in exchange for Ins money no less
than foily-live pounds of water in iheliisl lot,
sixiy-four pounds in ihe second, and a vuria
ble qiuiiilit j sometimes amounting to seventy
ihree and a half pounds, in the third. Even
the transparent air we breathe contains, in
ordinary weather, about five giains of water
diffused through each cubic foot of il bulk,
and this ratified walei no more wets tho air
lhan Ihe solidified water wets the lime or
opal in which it is absoibed. QuaifcWi lit
vitw. Elopement fhom Poiitsmoith, Va. A
beautiful young lady, recently mairied, is
said to have eloped from Portsmouth, Va., on
Thursday, with a wealthy old gentleman of
Emigat!on to California Great prep
arations are making in tha Western Stales
for emigration lo California. Northern Ohio
and Michigan are about sending slroug de
taohmonis to the golden regions.
Jexmt LlKtf is still in New York, and will
not leave in the Atlantic on the 2Sih inst., as
has been intimated. She purposes remaining
ia the c.jurttry ctitil May aex'.
A Perilous Situation ! Dr. Kane, in
one ol his lectures at Washington on thesub
j'ct of the Exploring Expedition, in de
scribing the various peril to which tht
vessels were subjected, said that atone time
the vessels were about to enter Baffin's Bay
fast in a great field of solid ice, when sud
denly this was rent into chasm, which rap
idly opened into what were characterized
by Dr. Kane as "dark rivers" nearly half a
wide as the Potomac. On the 1 3th or Jan
nary of last year these began to close with
frightful clamor and disruption. The brig
was bodily lifted tip seven leet, and an ad
vancing mound ol ice threatened to over
whelm her, when by some miraculous agen
cy its course was arrested.
The Forrest Case The New Orleao
Orlenian speaking of the case, sav:
"Take it fur all in all," the examination hat
elicited, so far, as immoral a state ol domes
tic affairs as ever tame under our ken, and
proves that a more than ordinary wanton
ness prevailed at the Forreit House "wine,
women, aad wassail !"
Tm: Rev. Dn. A. H. Vinton has been
fleeted to fnl the vacancv, occasioned by
the translation of Dr. Whitehouse to the
tdhce of Assistant Bishop of Illinois, Dr.
V. is now rector ol St. Paul's, Boston.
LI, persons knowing themselves to 1 in
dcl)tril to Mrs. ' Fullmer, on book r-
i c'iint or otherwise, ere requretrd to make imme
diate payment, on or Lrfore tlio 10th of February
i.i xt, as the books will tlien pass into the hand
oi a Iol:uI olVirer tor eoltrctiun.
Those who wish to snve cost will find it to
tlirir advantage to mil ut the old stand and tettle
their accounts s longer iiululijfnce cannot b
Sunbury, Jan. 17, Hoi. at.
1 b")li,I..t "If live and a half varus max
Xfc jvi,.. " as'Ks Punch, 'what will m.U.. .
nut street, corner of Franklin Place.
Philadelphia, Jan. IT, 1H52..
'ORPIIASV COURT SALE.
n X purunnrc of an order uf the Orphans' Court
fi i.i N'oitliuiiiherluml county, will tie rx nosed
"' I"""" ""c'i:') "c .m oiiy oi reoru
my uct, on the premises, the following rial ra
I talc d iv it : A ceitniu
! '11! ACT Oli PIECE OF LAND,
t sitoatn in Lourr AiiL'u&tt tcmn!iin. CdiiiiIv
1 al'jrcsai,!, conuiuiiig
ailji.iniiiii land of amurl Keitz, Hnry llodgtrt
a'nl Ailani ."Soyilci, on which is erected a
a. I. ''5 ali of which is cleared, and
on whi' h is a small OKOII ARD. I,ie the rs-
tutc of l.aviua Ucachcl, ilccM.
tsaic ti commence at 10 o'clock, A. M. of said
i dav, when Hie terms of sale will he mi! know
hy S.VMI.'KL UK IT., Adm'r.
I!y Order of the I'onrt, i
j. r. pi. i!i;i cik. u. v. '
Jan. I", lS.'vi. 5t. )
No I ice.
rihor herchy nit;f;c the pMilic ttist
h.is,l t (Viistuhtc's safe, in l.owrr
-St. he im.-i
A in?ust township, or. Friday the 19th of lUt.
l.s.M, the fnl':owiiv property scUl hv Martin b.
j Dm her, the properly of llrury Ksiufinan, and
i liiut he hitiucd the. same said inoneriv to tho
' Kiid Henry Kaufman until h( t-ttt proprr to rs-
uio e toe saiur, mi :
Three fields of wheat iu the around.
Two lie'ds ol rc in the ground.
One two hoise wagon.
Lower Augusta, Jn. 3, 1855 3t.
Cist of Ccttcvo
ItKMtlMNCi INTIir POST OttKE AT
M MM U, ni'C. ls.M.
I A Miller John
A.lici Sinnei Martz Jacob
i . B P
Pennet Miiiiie'.v Peisene Win
: I!:. ,11m Vi; IVtiii.k W-.-i
I li.jwer Chiil!i:i B
i liickuid si Jacob Knpshr-r Peter
I C liockefeller Solomon
' Campbeii Jolci S
1 Culp Jeremiah S.mdman Ifenry
j f'l.iiiser K J Siulon fame!
i ( h iinberlin Ei'beir. II Strickland James
i 1'attern.aii Uenj. Sarris Philip
! JJ S ly.ler llemy
i Peats Gilbert Slnpnia.l David
I E T
; Ebrighl John Terry S L
I p Thompson John
1 Fuck Clias II Thomas Levi
I G W
! fius Joseph Weiser Isabella
J Wajiner LennarJ
Kreiirhbanni P Weise Heiuy
Keeter Maigaiet Weaver Jeremiah)
Landers Chas Wxlheimer Geo
Loner TilL'hinaii Z
M Zarfass Geo
Marl Solomon Zimmerman Daniel
11. B. PACKER, P. M.
LIST OF LETTERS
lll:MtllG I.M TIIK POST OFFlrit
At Northumberland, Deo. 31, 185i.
Lebiicken M D
McCaiiy Wm 2
Musgrave Rev VVm B
Smiih Harriet E
Smith David S
Sch meek Daniel L
Perot h Andrew
Stoughton Lemuel B
Bowman Jane Kr
Bnyht Dr m
j f0i,e. Sarah
Fiem h Dudley
GelZer Mary Ann
Harris N C
Jiihnson fleo v
Kutner Ed A
3 Walsh James
Walker H E
MARGARET WEIMER, P. M.
SMITH'S ESSENCE OF JAMAICA GIN
GER, a fresh supply just received, and for
le hy U. B. MASSE R.
8untHiry, Jsiu 10, 1851.
p-ISSUE PAPERTeMoVTissus ppeV for
1 covering glasses, &c, for sal at the ofts el