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SUNBUHY AMERICAN AND SHAM OKIN JOURNAL.
iro ret quietus.
ARRIVAL OF THE
HERMANN.
LATER FROM El'ROPK.
KOSSUTH'S FAMILY IN LONDON.
Arrival of Madame Alboni.
Nkw York, June 7.
Tho steamship Hermann, fiom Bremen on
llio Slst lilt., via Southampton, which plane
she loft at 4 o'clock on tha afternoon of the
27th ull ., arrived here i his morning. She
brings 130 passengers, amongs whom is
Madame Alboni and mile.
ENGLAND.
Kossuth's mother and family had arrived
at London, and were shortly to embark for
America.
A new Austrian loan of 2,250,000, was
nbont to be issued at London, bearing 5 pur
cent interest.
The most important feature of the politi
cal news, is an address by Lord John Russell
to the Electors of the city of Londor, in
which he announce himself as a candidate
for their suffrages at the ensuing election.
This refutes the rumor of his being about to
receive an appointment to the Peerage.
The address reviews his career in the lain
Ministry, and bids high fur popularity and
the office.
The liberal candidate has been relnrned
from Windsor, by a large majority.
The Now Crystal Palace project excites
great interest.
FRANCE.
The mission of M. Da Heckeron, from
Napoleon to the Emperors of Russia and
Austria, has proved a complete failure, hav
ing been refused an audience from both.
The Paris paper are chiefly occupied with
speculations, in relation to the coalition for
med against Napoleon by the Northern
powers, during the recent visit of the
Czar.
The London Times publishes the sub,
stance of the notes drawn up by the Noit h
ern powers, who don't object to Napoleon's
becoming an Elective Emperor, but an
nounce the determination to resist any at
tempt to found or perpetuate on Imperial
dynasty. In the event of Napoleon's be
coming an Elective; Emperor, the Northern
powers would demand assurances that exist
ing treaties would bo observed, avid that ho
would confine his rule to the present territo
rial limits of France, and explain tho nature
of the political doctrines of his Government.
They piofess to look upon Napoleon only a8
a temporary and provisional power, and re
cognize the House of Dourbon as the sole
legitimate dynasty of France.
This expressed determination of the Nor
thern powers, has caused much chagrin to
the Bonapartist party.
METHODIST
EPISCOPAL
FEItEiUCE.
GENERAL CON-
This body, which has been in session at
Boston for twenty- seven days, adjourned on
Teusday to meet at Indianapolis, lud , in
May, 185fi. The session was a very harmo
nious one, and the hospitalities and courte
sies of ttie city were generously extended to
tlio members. The Traveller thus sums up
tho prominent business transacted :
The long contested questions concerning
pwed churches, has been definitely settled,
so that it is now at the option of a majority of
any and every cfjngregalion to decide as to
whether the new system or the free seat sys
tem shall prevail in their respective churches,
ami whether the sexes shall sit apart or not.
No change has been made in the regulations
concerning (he presiding eldership, and the
vaiious petitions for the authorizations of lay
delegation in the several quarterly and an
nual conferences have met with a negative
response. Four new bishops have been elect
pii, two from the East and two from the
West, o:te of whom takes the place of Bishop
Hamliue, resigned on account of ill health,
and another of the lute Bishop Iledding.
The bishops are now seven in number. A
"Seal of the Episcopacy" has been ordered,
to be used in common by all, instead of each
having a separate official seal, as heretofore
The "Tract Society of the M. E. Church,"
centering at New York, and the Sabbath
School Work, have each been re-organized
on an independent basis, with a veiw to
greater efficiency. With the same intent al
terations have been made in the constitution
of the Missionary organization.
On Tuesday three resolutions were adopt
ed, one requiring pastors to catechise chil
dren in Sabbaih schools and at special meet
ings; another giving all male Sabbath school
superintendents, who are church members
seals in the quarterly conferences by virtue
of (heir office ; and a third providing for the
publication at New York, of a new edition of
the Discipline.
It was announced previous !o the adjourn
ment, that $217 has been collected toward
erecting two monuments to the Bishops whose
remains lie in Ml. Olivet Cemetery Balti
more.
till EAT t IRE AT MONTREAL.
A most destructive fire commenced about
6 o'clock Sunday morning, nt the corner of
Lemoyne and St, Peter's streets, in the car
ppuler-shop and residence of J Martin, ami
two of his childien perished in the flames
The fire extended to the old St. Andrew's
Church, which was destroyed, as well as J
Mahoney'i dwelling house, the store of
Ryan & Bros , and an adjoining custom
ware-house.
A southwest wind prevailed, which car
Tied Itie In e to bt. Paul s street, and in its
passage thither, the following buildings
were destroyed. The Custom's Department
Seymour k Whitney's store; Ogilvy Wood's
and bcott fc Lyre's dry good's stores, and
numerous others. The loss is roughly esti
mated at one million dollars.
New Couktcrskit The Germanlown
Telegraph notices a well executed new coun
terfeit J5 bill on the Trenlon Banking Com
pany, which had just been passed upon a
grocer in Philadelphia. It is calculated to
deceive all who are not iiitiru itely acquaint
J with Bank paper.
THE AIORICAIT.
SUNBURY.
SATURDAY, Jl'NB H, tMU.
It. B. MABSER, Editor aad Proprlrur.
V. B. PAT.MF.il I. our nutli'iriscd ngent toreceiv sub
scription and advertising nt hi.oflice, in 1'hiladetpliin, New
Ynrk, Boston and Baltimore.
To Advmttmf. The circulation of the Huiilniry
American among the different towns on the Susquehnnna
I not exceeded If equalled hy any paper published in North
ern Peiuisylvania.
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL NOMINATIONS.
FOR PRESIDENT:
FRANKLIN TIERCE,
Of New Hampshire.
FOR VICE TB ESI DENT:
WILLIAM R. KING,
Of At.AIlAMA.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS.
SENATORIAL.
Georof. W. Woodwakd, of Lnj-erne.
Wilson N'Camii.ess, of Allegheny.
ADPITIOSAI. BlSTrllCT.
RonKitT Patterson, of Philadelphia.
DISTRICTS.
1. Pelei Losan,
2. Geo. H. Martin,
3. John Miller,
4. K. W. Boekius,
5. R. MeCny, Jr.,
6. A. Apple,
7. N. Sniekland,
8. Abraham Peter.,
9. David Fisher,
13. II. C. Eyer,
14 John Cbiy'.on,
IS. Isaac Robinson,
1(5. Henry Fetter.
17. Jumes Burnside,
IS. Maxwell M'Cuslin
19. Joseph McDonald,
20. W S. Colahan,
21. Andrew Bnrk,
22. William Dunn,
23 .1. S. M'Calmotit,
23. Geo. R. Barret.
110. R. E. James,
Til. Jno Melleynolds.
12. r. Damon,
DEMOCRATIC STATE NOMINATION.
FOB CAN At. COMMISSIONER,
WILLIAM SEA BIGHT,
of Fayette County.
KELKaolS NOTICE
We are requested to say thai thore will be
divine service 'o morrow (Sunday) morninff,
in M. E. Church, nt 11 o'clock, and also in
tho evening at 8 o'clock.
fXT" In another column our readers will
find the resolutions of the National Con
vention. It is the duty of democrats to
read them carefully. They contain all the
principles for which the party will battle
in the ensuing campaign.
FIERCE AMD KIG.
The Democratic National Convention,
after a laborious session of five days, has
presented to the people the name of Gen.
Franklin Pierce, ol New Hampshire, as the
candidate for President, and William R.
King of Alabama, as the candidate for Vice
President. Cass, Douglass, and Buchanan,
have been laid aside lor the present. All
the efforts of Congress and the Senate, at
ident making, have been fruitless. The
honor of the championship of the great
democratic party in the campaign of 1852,
has been conferred upon those who sought
not that distinction, but the choice has fa),
len upon men ably competent to sustain
that high position.
Gen. Pierce was born in Ilillsboronch
county, New Hampshire, w here Gen. Cass,
Daniel Webster and many other distin
gtiihed men drew their first breath. IPs
father fought and bled in the battles of the
Revolution. (Jen. Pierce is a lawyer by
profession, and has filled several public offi
ces with distinguished ability. For several
years he represented his county in the
Slate legislature. From 1S33 to 1S37 he
occupied a seat in Congress, and while a
member of that body was called by the
unanimous voice of New Hampshire to the
(J. S. Senate. Although the youngest man
in that assemblage of wise and experienced
statesmen, he soon won the respect, esteem
and regard of all. Before the expiration
of his term, he resigned his seat and return
ed to the granite hills, where he remained
until his country called for volunteers to
maintain her honor in the torrid fields of
Mexico. We next find him mat chin;;, as
a private, toward the seat of war. Presi
dentPolk, with that keen perception which
distinguished all his sebctions, appointed
him to the command of the Ninth Brigade
At the head ol his brigade, Gen. Pierce
fought at Contreras, Cherubusco, Mulino
del Rey and Chapultepec. He had his hoise
shot under him at Molino del Rey, and was
severely injured by the animal falling upon
him; but continued on the field until the
battle was won. Gen. Scott had unbound
ed confidence in him and speaks in his dis
patches of "the gallant Pierce." At the
close ot the war be again resumed his prac
lice at the bar.
His principles have always been thor
oujihly democratic. The Granite Stale
cherishes him as her favorite son. In pri
vate life he is courteous, generous, and hon
orable.
William Rufus King, of Alabama, has
been in public life lor many years. II
course in the House and Senate is we
known. Although from the eitreme South,
he is a firm friend of the compromise.
The nominations are every where re
ceived with enthusiasm. From every side
comes shouts of approbation. The democ
racy are again in the field ready to battle
as one man for their glorious principles.
Not a niurmer of dissatisfaction is heard.
Pierce and King will carry all before them
The democracy will achieve a greater tri-
umph thau the victory oflSll.
THE St SQIEIIANNA RAIL ROAD COMPANY
Was organized on Thursday last. The
stockholder met at llarrisburg. A very
large Vote w as polled, and the mull is as
follows: William F. Packer, President;
Messrs. Tiffany, Holt, Fisher and Gilmore
of Baltimore, Cameron and Daugberty of
Dauphin, J. R. Priestley and Packer of
Northumberland, and Hon. Joseph Casey,
Miller and Slifer of Union, directors; A.
B. Warford was selected as Chief Engineer
The road will now be put under con
tract and maJt as fast as the engineers can
prepare the ground.
K7" At the Convention in Baltimore
the following resolutions in regard to the
next National Convention were passed :
Resolved, That, the next Democratic Na
tional Convention be held at Cincinnati in
the Stale of Ohio.
Resolved, That, in constituting future Na
tional Conventions, in order to secure the re
spective rights of the Stales, each State shall
be entitled to twice the number of delegates
it lias in the electoral college, and no more;
and that the Democratic Commillee, in ma
king arrangements for the next Democratic
Convention, provides such number of seals
and secure l!ie same to the delegates elect
It wns also resolved that the time of hnld
ina the siid Convention be designaled by the
Democratic; National Committee, and thai in
their e.ill the above resolutions be inserted as
the rule to be observed in choosing dele
gales. tt" Tiif. Mails. For the last three
years, we have been complaining ot tne
irreatilaritv of the Philadelphia mail. The
post masters east ol this place are negligent
or incompetent. The department have
been notified of llieir conduct and we hope
some of those offices will soon be under the
charge of better persons.
K7 Susquehanna Rail Road. The
Committee on Internal Improvements of
the City Council of Baltimore have report
ed in favor of subscribing five hundred
thousand dollars to the Susquehanna Rail
Road. This is coming up to the work pro
perly. We wish we could say the same of
our County Commissioners.
P. S. The report of the Committee has
pased both branches of the Council unani
mously. What a contrast between their
action and that of the Philadelphia coun
cil. KT" A terrific storm passed over this
place on Thursday morning just before day
light. The darkness was extreme and the
wind blew with fearful violence. Many
substantial buildings quivered to their foun
dations under its violence.
tEF The President of the Sunbury and
Erie Rail Road, put workmen on a portion
of the road between this place and Harris-
burg, on Thursday last. An exploring par
ty of engineers passed over the ground last
week. The road has not as yet been located.
ET Printing Ink. For sale for cash
at this office, kegs ol 25, 20 and 12 pounds
each. Price 25 cents per pound.
LETTER mOM THE EDITOR, DATED
Pun adki.i'UIA, June 7, 1852.
For more thau a week past the proceedings
of Ihe National Convention have been the en
grossing topic of conversation in this city and
elsewhere, I presume. The friends of Gen".
Cass, and it affords me great pleasure in say
ing that no statesman in Ihe Union has strong
er or more numerous friends than he, had
hopes of his nomination until the last.
That he was ihe undoubted choice of a large
majority of ihe democracy of the Union,
there is scarcely a question. Parodoxieal as
it may appear, it was his great popularity
and strength, that defealed him. His rivals
were determined that if they could not suc
ceed, he at 'least should not be nominated.
Thcv have succeeded in setting aside a man
who had not only Ihe confidence of his own
parly, but the confidence of almost every in
telligent and honorable whig in the Union.
In this city there are hundreds of Fillmore
whigs who had deleimined to vole for Gen.
Cass, in preference to Gen. Scolt, had they
both been nominated. Ttie convention has,
however thought pioper to nominate another
individual, who though a stranger to many is
not wholly "unknown to fame." Gen. Pierce
comes of good stock. His father Gen Ben
jamin Fierce was once Uoverner Ol Jew
Hampshire and an officer in the tale war.
What is highly favorable to the character of
Gen. Pierce is the fact lhat wherever he is
known and by whomsoever he is known, he
sustains a high reputation and in his own
Stale, is everywhere exceedingly popular.
In a conversation with a gentlemen of this
city, on Saturday, after the recept of the in
telligence of the nomination, 1 learned some
facts in relation to his character that gave
me a high opinion of the man. The gentle
man alluded to had served in Congress wilh
him, and knew him intimately. He spoke
of him as a clear headed man, high minded
and honorablu in his beating, and exceed
ingly pr polar in his manners. A large rati
fication meeting is now in session at the
Chinese Museum, to which place the meet
ing adjourned from Independent Square, on
account of the rain. Tha meeting will be
addiessed by Mr Seule of Louisiana, and
other distinguished men, from different
Stales.
Fiom what I can learn, from those inter
ested in the pioject, 1 have no doubt but
that the Mine Hill Railroad, which is now
being located to Ashland, wilt then be con
nected with a toad to Shamokin, all of which
will be put under contract in the course of a
month or two. The Sunbury and Erie Rail
Road is begining lo be looked upon as an
important work, and all are anxious to see
it constructed A vigorous effort will be
made lo gel individual subscription for stock
but I cannot think, judging from the past,
that any thing like the sum requited can be
raised in lhat way, although some of the
friends of this improvement say they will
be able to accomplish it. The City Council,
1 think, will be compelled, by the popular
voice, lo do something before long.
THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM.
The Committee on the platform then sub
mitted their report through Mr. Brown, of
Tennessee, the Chairman.
Resolved, That Ihe American Democracy
place their trust in Ihe intelligence, the pa
triotism, and Ihe discriminating justice of
Ihe American people.
Resolved, That we regard this as a dis
tinctive feature of our political creed, which
we are proud to maintain before the world,
as the great moral element in a form of
government, springing from and upheld by
the popular will ; and we contrast it wilh
the creed and piaclice ol federalism, under
whatever name or form, which seeks lo pal
sy the will of the constituent, and which
conceives no imposture too numerous for the
popular credulity.
Resolved, therefore, That, entertaining
these viewsy the Damoerntio party of this
Union through their delegates, assembled
in a general convenlion of the States, com
ing logelher in a spirit of concord, of devo
tion to the doctrines and faith of a free rep
resentative government, nnd appealing to
their fellow citizens for ihe rectitude of
their intentions, renew and re-assert, before
the American people, the declarations of
principles avowed by them, when, on for
mer occasions, in general convention, they
presented their candidates for the popular
snffraires :
I. That the Federal Government is one of
limited powers, derived solely from the
Constitution, and Ihe grants of power made
therein ought to bo strictly constructed by
all the departments and ngenlg of the gov
ernment; ami that it is inexpedient and dan
gerous lo exercise doubtful constitution pow
ers. 2. That the Constitution does not coufer
npon the General Government Ihe power to
commence nnd carry on a general system
of internal imprnvemens.
3 That the Constitution does not confer
authority upon the Federal Government,
directly or indiieelly, to assume the debls
of the several Stales contracted for local
internal improvements, ni olher Slate pur
poses; nor would such assumption be just
and expedient.
4. That justice nnd sound policy forbid
Ihe Federal Government lo foster one branch
of industry to the detriment of any olher,
or to cherish the interests of one portion to
the injury of another portion of our common
country ; tlrM .'veiy citizen, and every sec
tion of llio country, has a light lo demand
and insist upon an equality of rights anil
privileges, and to complete, ami ample pro
tection of persons and property from do
meslic violence or foreign aggression.
5. That it is the duly of every branch of
the government to enforce anil practice Ihe
most riged economy in conducting our pub
lic affairs, and that no more revenue) ought
to be raised than is required to defiay the
necessary expenses of ihe government nnd
for the gradual but certain extinction of the
public debt.
6. Thai Congress has no power lo charier
a National B.it.k ; lhat we believe such an
institution one of deadly hostility lo the best
interests of the country, dangerous to our
republican institution nnd ihe liberties of the
people, and calculated lo place ihe business
of our country within the control of a con
centrated money power, and above the laws
and the will of the people ; and lhat tho re
sults of Democratic legislation, in this and
all olher financial measures upon which
issues have been made between the two
political parties of the country, have de
monstrated to candid and practical men of
all parlies, their soundness, salety nnd utility
in all pursuits.
7. Thnt tho separation of the moneys of
the government from banking institutions
is indisp.fusiblo for tho safety of ihe funds
of Ihe Government and tho rights of the
people.
8 1 hat the liberal principles embodied
by Jefferson in Ihe Declaration of Indepen
dence, and sanctioned in the Constitution,
which makes ours the land of liberty, and
ihe asylum of the oppresed of every nation,
have ever been cardinal principles in the
Democratic faith ; and every attempt to
abridge the privilege of becoming citizens
and the owners of soil among us ought to
be resisted wilh the same spirit which
swept the alien and sedition laws from our
statute-books.
9 That Congress has no power under the
Constitution lo interfere wilh or control the
domestic institutions of the several States,
and lhal such Stales are the sole and proper
judges of everything appertaining lo their
own affairs, not prohibited by the constitu
tion ; that all efforts of the abolitionists or
others made lo induce Congress lo inleifere
with questions of slavery, or lo take in
cipient sleps in relation theietn, are calcula
ted to lead to the most alaiming and dan
gerous' consequences ; and lhat all such ef
forts have un inevitable tendency to dimin
ish the happiness of the peoples, and endan
ger tha stability and permanency of the
Union, and ought not lo be countenanced by
any friend of our political institutions.
Resolved, That the foregoing proposition
covers and wag intended to embraco the
whole subject of slavery agitation in Con
gress, and therefore the Democratic party of
the Union, standing on this national platform
will abide by and adhere to the faithful
execution of tha Acls known as the Compro
mise measures seitled by the last Congres
the Act for reclaiming fugitives from service
or labor included ; which act being design
ed lo cany out an express provision of the
Constitution, cannot with fidelity thereto be
repealed, or so changed as to destroy ui im
pair its efficiency.
ltesolveil, 1 hat the Democratic pany
will resist all attempts at renewing, iu Con
gress or out of it, the agitation of the sla
very question, under whatever shape or
color the attempt may be made. J
Resolved. That Ihe proceeds of tha public
lands ought to be sacredly applied to tha
national objects specified in the Constitution
and lhal we are opposed to any law for the
distribution of such proceeds among the
Slates, as alike inexpedient in policy, and
repugnant lo the Constitution.
Resolved, That we are decidedly opposed
to taking fiom the President the qualified
veto power, by which he is enabled, unuer
restriction and responsibililies, amply suf
ficient to guard the publio interest, lo sus
pend Ihe passage of a bill whose merits can
not secure Ihe approval of two-thirds of Ihe
Senate and House of Representatives, until
the judgment of the people can be obtained
thereon, and which has saved the American
people fiom the corrupt and tyrannical dom
ination of the Bank of the United States,
and from a corrupting system of general in
ternal improvements.
Resolved, That the Democratio party
will faithfully abide by nnd uphold the prin
ciples laid down in Ihe Kentucky and Vir
ginia resolutions of 1798, nnd in the report
of Mr Madison to Ihe Virginia Legislature
in 1799. That it adopts these principles as
construction one of the main Inundations of
its political creed, and is resolved lo carry
them out in their obvious meaning and im
port. Resolved, Thai the war wilh Mexico,
upon oil Ihe principles of patriotism and Ihe
laws of the nut ions, was a just nnd necessary
war on our part, in which every American
citizen should have shown himself on tho
side of his country, and neither morally nor
physically, by word or deed, given aid and
comfort lo the enemy.
Resolved, That we rejoice nt the restora
tion of friendly relations with our sister repub
lic of Mexico, and earnestly desire for her all
the blessings and prosperity which we enjoy
under republican institutions, nod we con
gratulate the American people upon Ihe re
sults of lhat war, which have so manifestly
justified the policy and conduct of the Dem
ocratic party, nnd insured the U. Stales "in
demnity for the past and security for the
future ."
Resolved, That in view of the condition
of the popular institutions in the old world,
a high and sacred dulv is devolved, with
iticreased responsibility, upon tho Democ
racy of this country, as the patty of Ihe peo
ple, lo uphold and maintain the rights of
every Slate, and thereby Ihe Union of the
Stales, nnil to sustain and advance among
us constitutional liberty, by conslinuing lo
resist all monopolies and exclusive legisla
tion, for Ihe benefit of the few at tho ex
pense of the many, and by a vigilant and
constant ndherance to those principles and
compiomises of the Constitution which are
broad enough niul strong enough to embrace
and uphold the Union as it was; Ihe Union
as il is, and Ihe Union as il should be, in the
full expansion of ihe energy and capacity of
this great and progressive people.
MtxicAN I rr.vs. The application of A.
G. Sloo, lor ihe right of way across Ihe Isth
mus of Tchaniitcpoc, which was passed by
the Mexican House of Representatives, asks
an exclusive right of way across the Isthmus
for forty ycais, with the giant of a league
of laud on either side of ihe mad. lie binds
himself in one car lo build a p!ank-ioad
across I lie Isthmus, and, as soon as tiavel
will justify it, a railroad. Mexico is lo re
ceive, lor loily yeais, two lilths ot the re
ceipts of the loule. and at Ihe expiralioa ol
lhat time, the road is lo icveil to Mexico,
which is to pay the grantee and his heirs
two-fifths of llio receipts of the road for
forty years. The other features of the grant
in relation to transit duties. &c, are similar
to those in the Garay grant. Both parties lo
the grant are to be represented in the man
agement of the Company.
On ihe 7th of May, the Revenue officers
in eia Ciuz commenced seizing on the
goods of merchants who had refused to
enter them under ihe tariff rales of ihe ex
isting law.
Rothschild the Head ok Isreal. The
following slrae.go news is given by the Paris
correspondent of the Evangelist, as rumors
fiom Constantinople. It is under dale of
April 1st.
"Syria has been ceded to M. Rothschild,
for five hundred millions of funics. It is not
yet known whether he assumes the title of
King or Pacha; it is certain he proposi s lo
build Jerusalem and ihe Temple of Solomon;
there are to be chapels for all religions, a
line of steamers from Beyiont lo Marseilles
and a railway from Alexandria to Constanti
nople. The new stales of M. Rothschild
abound in iron ore, and forests of valuable
timber. It is said that M. Rothschild will
appeal to his co religionists to return to ihe
laud of their fathers, to possess the tents of
Abraham and Jacob."
The Physician who attends sic transit has
arrived iu this city, and taken rooms al the
Tremont. Boston Times.
The pugilist lhal nihil fit has cone lo Bos
ton, and hopes to see sic tianstt iu gloria
mmt'H morning. Springfield Post.
Ho arrived safely, but soon ilelta blow at
sic transit and beta hole in his head. 7?r.
We understand that nihil Jit him, and nee
d's head completely off. ISoslon Museum
Thai must be a mistake, for sic transtt was
intcrse Dr. Digg last evening, and staid till
tecum. Ger. Tri.
After which he drank sum forte guci's of
punch, and was found in the gutla.
The Tkiai. of Elizur Wrioht, formerly
editor of the Boston Commonwealth, for al
leged aiding and abetting the rescue of the
fugitive slave Sliadrach from the Court-House
in Boston, in September last, was commen
ced in the U. S. Circuit Court in that city, on
Friday. Mr. Wright manages his own de
fence. This trial will probably occupy sev
eral days.
Melancholy Accounts from the West.
We learn from Lexington Mo., thai there
is considerable sickness on the plains, and
some cholera.
Deaths occur on almost every boat coming
up the Mississippi, and occasionally a death
takes place at various points iu the West.
There have been seven or eight cholera
death in this city.
In Westmoreland county, Pa., a few days
since, a young lad about 15 years of age, al.
templed to commit suicide by hanging him
self. His mother had whipped him for some
ofTeuce. Shoiily afterwards he was found
suspended by Ihe neck with a towel, and
lifj nearly extinct.
RECEPUOS OF THE NOMINATION.
Boston, June 6. The nomication of Gen.
Pierce, for the Presidency, by the Demo
cratic Convention, took the town by surprise
yesterday. The Douglassites express discon
tent, but the Whigs appear pleased, and say
they like il. Gen. Pierce was lodging al
Ihe Tremonl House, but was so annoyed by
Ihe many calls from political friends, lhal
he left privately during the night, and took
lodgings at Cambridge, There is now at
least a hatful of telegraphic despatches for
him, at the Tremont House. Only a few in
timate friends know his whereabouts.
Rome, N Y., June 5. When the news of
the nomination of General Tierce for the
Presidency, leached here, Ihe Democrats
made preparations for a great ratification
meeting, which was held this evening. A
salute and display of fire works took place.
A number of speeches were also delivered
by prominent citizens.
Concobo, N. H., June 5 General Tierce's
nomination was teceived here with tumultu
ous demonstrations of joy by the frends of
our distinguished citien. A grand salute of
2S2 guns was fired, and hII Ihe bells were
rung as soon as tho telegraph announced I he
tidings, which has taken every one by sur
pi ise.
Washington, Jitsb 6. The Democrats
here express great satisfaction al Ihe nomi
nation, Gen. Pieice being well known and
esteemed here. The Huukeis, however, are
keeping close quarters.
Richmond, Va., June 6. The Democratic
nominations, especially lhat of Ihe Hon. W.
R. King, for the Vice Presidency, are well
received hero. Virginia having set Pierce's
ball in mot ion, seconded by N. C, he is now
hailed as a Virginia candidate.
I'ktkrsbi'rg, June 6.--Despatches receiv
ed here fiom our delegates in llio late Dem
ocratic Convention, vouch for General Pierce
as ' a good man nnd true," and the nomina
tions are both well received.
Wilminoton, N C. The nominations of
Pierce and King appear to be most except.!
ble lo tho Democrats here. The delegates
from this State pronounce him 'the nominee
of tho South."
A Worthless Millionaire. One of these
devotees to Mammon once received a lesson
from a humble follower, who did not seem
to pay to him, ihe possessor of ihe putse,
sufficient homasje. He sai l, "Do you know
sir, lhat I am worth a Hundred thousand
pound ?'' "Yep," snid the irritated but n I
bioken-spirited respondent, "I do ; and I
know that it is al) you are worth."
Better to de Born Lucky than Rich.
The Dillion family, descendants of Lord Dil
lion, of Ireland, have inherited no estate val
ued at upwards of 7.0(10.000. The I.oui.
ville Journal say lhat Dr. John Bull, the
creat sarsparilla man, of lhal city, is an heir
by marriatjp, and comes in for n snus little
share, amounting to three or four handled
thousand dollars
More Islands Discovered The Swedish
corvette Antelope, which has returned to
Goltenberg after a thirty-S 'ven month's e.
plnriug voyage round Ihe world, discovered
between Loo Ch"0 and Japan, three islands
rot laid down on any map. Tney lie in lal
i'ude. 20 deg. north, and bet.veen 120 deg
and 130 deg. east from Greenwich. The
Antelope named ihem Prince Oscar's Islands.
Col Thornton, of tho British army, could
not boar lo hear tho Americans praised.
When he was nt Charleston, some ladies
were eulogising Washington ; to w hich he
replied with a scornful air, "I should bo ve
ry glad lo get a sihl of your Col. Washing
ton. 1 have heard much talk about him, but
have never seen him " "Had you looked
behind you nt tho battle of Cowpens," rejoin
ed ouu of tho ladies, "you might easily have
enjoyed lhat pleasure.
Two liltle boys were conversing on Salui
day about the Ballimote Convenlion, when
one inquired of what kind of wood their
platform was composed. The ol her replied
lhat he didn't know that, but he had heaul
lheie were plenty of block-heads on it. That
youngster will be a candidate himself, oneot
these days.
Genius. "I know uosuch ihingas genius,')
said llogaith to Mr. Gilbert Coopci : "Genius
is nothing but labor and diligence." Sir
Isaac Newton said of himself, "lhat if ever
he had been able lo do anything, ho had ef
fected it by patient thinking only."
Molasses Cue Cake. 2 cups Molasses
I do Sugar 1 do Butler, lobe beaten lo a
cream, and add 2 cups Milk, a little warm
4 Ens, well beaten 1 teaspoonful Pearl,
ash Ginger, lo the taste, and Flour sutli
cienl lo maku a bailer thick enough for
pound cake.
Jumbles. No. I pint Flour 4 lb. Sugar
i lb. Butter a lilile Cinnamon Ihe
whiles of 4 Eggs, and half a glass of Wine
and Rosowater.
No 2.-4 lb. Butler 1 lb. Sugar 3 Engs
1 lb. Flour 1 teaspoonful Nutmeg, and I
leaspuutiful Cinnamon.
A rooR emaciated Irishman called a phy
sician in a foiloru hope, ihe latter spread a
laige mustard poultice, and immediately
clapped il on Ihe poor fellow's lean breast.
Pal, who, wilh a tearful eye, lookod down
upon it, said: "Docther, il strike me it's a
dale of mustard for so lilile mate."
A catfish, weighing eighty-one pounds,
got shoaled at the mouth of Deer creek, Ohio
last week, and was caught by some boys.
Hoofland's German Bitters We would
call the attention of our readers to the adver
tisement of Dr. Hoolland's celebrated Ger
man Billers, prepared by Dr. C M. Jackson,
No. 120 Arch street, Philadelphia. In cases
of Liver complaint Dyspepsia, Disease of the
Kidneys, and all diseases urisiug Iroin a dis
ordered stomach, their power is not excelled,
if equalled, by any olher known preparation,
as the cures attest, in many vases, alter the
most celebialed physicians had lulled. We
can conscientiously recommend this medi
cine, as being what it is represented ai'd
urg i our leaders w ho are allln led to procure
a bottle, and ihey will be convinced of the
truth we assort.
DURRIGD,
In this place, on the 3d insl., by the Re
R. A. Fisher, Chasi.es J Bauum Esq., tri
Miss Louisa, daughter of Hon. George YVoi
ser, all of this place.
!)C iHarkcto.
Philadelphia Market.
Junit 9, 1852.
Flour and Mrai,. Flour is firmer: mix'
ed brands a'j ellina at $4 12J per bbl. for
export, and at 84,124 a S4 25 lo the home
trade. Extra Hour is held at 84 i a $5.
Rvb Flour. Sales al f 3.25.
Corn Meal. Last sales of fresh ground
al S3 12.
Wheat Is active ; sales of Southern rid
at 97 ; mixed 91, and prime w hite at tl,03
Rvr. Is wanted at 75 cents.
Corn Is in fair demand ; sales of jellovf
afloat, al 65 els. nnd w hile at 62 cents.
Oats Are doll ; sales of Southern at 43cj
and of Pennsylvania at 44 cents.
Wiiiskky. IniIcs in bbs. and hhus. at 21c
Baltimore Market.
June 9, 1851.
GRAIN. The supply of Wheat is small
for the last day or two.
iMles ot good o
prime reds to-day at 98
102 cts. ; w hile al
SI. a l,D.
Sales of new Corn, in eood condition, at
57 el, white, and 58 a 59 cts. for yellow
Damp parcels sell at 45 a 50 cts. Sales of
old torn at 54 a 56 cts
We quote Oals at 35 a 38 els. for Mary
land, nnd 40 els. for Pennsylvania.
WHISKEY. Sales of Pennsylvania bbls.
at 21 i cts., and of hhds. at 20 J cents.
SUNni'liV 1MUCE CUUUCNT
WllKAT. "0
Rtk. - .63
(.'onr. .64
Oats. 43
PoTATOKS, - . . 60
BlTTKH. .14
Kim a. ... 10
PllltK. ... 8
Flajskkii. .... 100
Tallow. .12
Ukkswav - 20
IIki ki.kii Flax. ... 17
Dm kii A pim f.s. .... 100
Do. Pkachks. 25
Fui .... 8
New Advertisements'.
Notice to Collectors.
rnm: Cnllertnrs will have time until Tueadny,
Wednesday nnd Thursiluy, the 13th, 14:h
ami loth of July, to psiv their State tax intirdrr
to gi t the live per cent abatement. I ho Collec
tors of Dcluwure, Lewis, Turlnit, Milton and
(.'hilisinaiiue, will conic in on the 13th of July ;
those ol' I I'l'cr Mahonoy, Jurkmin, Little Maho-
noy, Lower Mahonoy, Shnniokin, Canierun and
t'nal will roioc in on the Mill of July; ltosh,
Lower Auirustu, I pner Aueusta, Sunburv, INor-
thiunlerliiiiil unit Point will ronie ill on the loth
ol July Ik.'jJ. Prompt payment is rcijuirrd, 5
per cent will liu allowed for payment up to the
times slated above, for Ihe dill'm-nt townships.
W.M. ILiMIN, )
('. AI.BEKT. S Com'ra.
('HAS. WEAVER,)
Sunbury, June 5, 1S52. (it.
fXy" Miltoiiiau copy.
Stop the ll-.iy Thieves ! !
WITHIN the laut rnoiOli my stable has !oen
robbrd of nearly a ton of hay. The alieve
reward will be paid to any person, wliirh will
h ud to the conviction of the thief or thieves.
WM. McCARTY.
For sale a Cow and Calf. Apply as above.
Sunbury June 5, 1852. 3t.
&OTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
FjJKurOSALS will be received at the Cnllre--
tors Office at Northumberland, until Wed-
lit'sjay.
June 23I, 4 o'clock, V. M ,
for buitdinc on Outlet Loek in the CannI at that
place, together wilh all the necessary excavations
and embankments thnt may be connected there
with. Plans and spcciuValions of the work will
be exhibited three days previous to the day of
letting, and all the necessary information given
at the time.
II. D. RODEARMEL, Supervisor.
New Berlin, June 5th, 1852. 3t.
CARBON RUN IMPROVEMENT
COMPANY. '
MEETING of all persons interested in th-rt
, Company will be held at Jones' Hotel.
ClicMiiut Street, Philadelphia, on
Tuesday the 22i Jay of June inst.,
for the purpose of election directors and other
officers. JOSEPH MGGS
and others, Corporators.
June 5, 1S52 St.
820 RSWARD.
"VSIIEREAS some evil disjmsed persons, have
" been ill the habit of injuring and destroy
ing the property of the county, Ihe Commission,
crs of ihe County deem it their duty in order to
brin? tbe villhiiiis to justice, to oiler a reward
for their discovery and conviction.
We, the Commissioners of Northumlie Hand
County, therefore oiler a reward of Twenty Dol
lars for the discovery and conviction of ihe person
or persons who broke in and destroyed the veni
lian blinds of the privy in the Stale' House yard
on Monday night Inst.
WM. WILSON, )
C.ALBERT, SCooi'ro.
CHAS. WEAVER, )
Sunbury, May 89, 18S2 3t.
J (MIX V. MARTIN,
SUNBURY. PA.
rpllANKFUL for past favors respectfully in
forms his friends and Ihe publio lhat he
slill continues to carry on the Tailoring Bosi
ness nt ihe shop formerly occupied by Jacob
Painter as a hatter shop. Being in ihe re
ceipt of the fashion, monthly, from New
York, his work will always be done in a
workmanlike manner, and according to Ihe
latest style. His terms for cash or country
produce will be as reasonable as any other
in the place.
Sunbury, May 22, 1852. 3m.
Daguerreotype Likenesses
FOR ONE DOLLAR!
T IIAILF.U MASON has the pleasure of
' informing the inhabitants of Sunbury ami
vicinity lhat he has opened Rooms at the
Slate House, u hete he will be in readiness
lo receive visiiois belween the hour of 9 A.
M. and 5 P. M. Pictures lakeu with any
desirable elfecl of light or shade and colored
iu ihe highest perfection of the art and no
regard lo weal be r.
Iiisliuclioiit given and apparatus furnished
for 50.
N. B Perfect satisfaction given in all mv
ses or no charge.
Sunbury, May 25, 1835. if.
jtlAKRIAOR CETIKICATES handsomely
executed for sale st this office, ingU or
by the dozen.
FR TlITt T.,.1.'. ..J I'miliblM Fe
Bill handsomely printed wd p.
tale at this entire.

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