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THE PE RRYSBURG 1 JOURNAL.
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A Heroine. Miss Florence Nightingale,
the young English lady who, sometime since,
sailed for the seat of war in the east with a
corps of forty nurses, to minister to the re
lief of the wounded and suffering soldiers
there, is the. daughter of a gentleman of
wealth named Wm. Shore Nightingale, resi
ding at Embley Park, ia Derbyshire, and is
heiress to his fortune. She is conversant
with many languages', ancient and modern,
lias traveled much, is a person of fine natu
rul intellect, and possessed of a happy and
luxurious home. Her present enterprise is
hut one of many such benevolent efforts, by
w hich she has distinguished herself.
Measures are bring taken to drain Tana
wanda swamp, N. , by which 20,000 acres
of good land will be secured.
Arri.on, the Cincinnati torpedo murderer,
has been convicted by the jury of murder in
the first degree.
The St. Anthony Falls Republican says
that tlie first lire company in Minnesota ter
ritory was formed in that city, Dec. 4lh.
A California fire company proposes visit
ing the. Atlantic states soon. The expense
is estimated at 00 for each man.
A new copper coin will soon ba issued
from the mint, much smaller and neater in
appearance than the old cent.
The amount to be levied by tax in the city
of New York for its municipal government,
for the next year, exceeds 13,000,000, a sum
which Whs sufficient for the support of the
g-neral government twenty years ago.
It is said that Father Gayuzzi, the Italian
patriot and formerly a Catholic priest, will
return to this country and resume iiis lectures.
Kendall, of the N. O. Picayune, has late
ly married a French lady, at Paris.
Establishments for making gas for lights,
from wood, are being erected in St. Louis.
It is said this light can be made cheaper than
An intelligent Virginian, who went to
England to examine into the Jennings estate,
about which so much has been said, writes
home that it is utterly impossible, for any
Bet of heirs to realize any thing from that
estate. It is money thrown away to attempt
it. lhifi is no doubt sound, sensible advice
Three hundred and twenty-six revolution
ary pensioners died during the past year. The
number now on me pension rou is l ,uou.
Martin Costa, once so famous, was mar
ried at Chicago, on the 12th inst.
Mrs. Harrison, widow of the late presi
dent, was quite ill, at the latest dates, and
but little hopes were felt of her recovery.
It is said that Prince Albert has sent each
of the officers of his regiment in the Crimea,
a seal skin coat, for winter use.
A correspondent of the Cleveland Herald,
writing from Helena, Arkansas, says that
Cupp, 'A-hose family was burnt on the Mar
tha Washington, and who was an important
witness for the state, was shot dead about
four weeks since. Several circumstances of
a damaging character have come out against
The superintendent of the Glendon Iron
Mills, near Boston, hps turned out a default
er in the snug sum of 250,000, and has de
parted to parts unknown. Of course the
company has failed.
The ' Organ," the Washington Know No
thing paper, says the order will make an in
dependent nomination for governor in Vir
ginia. Gov. Pease, of Texas, has issued a procla
mation again for contracts to build the Mis
sissippi and Pacific railroad. He declares
that Walker & Co. have failed to comply
with the requirements of the law. Propo
sals will he received at the. office of the. sec
retary of that state until the 1st day of May
Schuyler, the great forger and defaulter of
w all street, is said to have purchased a res
idence on the Rhine, and has sent for his
family to join him.
The cynical and shrewd remark, that " lan
guage was given to man to conceal his
thoughts," so frequently attributed to Talley
rand, was really made by Goldsmith. Thus
a reflection so captious, that people look for
its paternity to the most skeptical and cal
lous of mankind, really emanated from so
good natured and credulous a being that he
Ya.s. designated by an intimate acquaintance
as an "inspired idiot." lBlade,t
Lands in Kansas. The Cherokees have sent
an agent to Washington, to offer for sale to
the U. S. government 800,000 acres of land
owned by them in Kansas territory, separa
ted by a considerable distance from then
Universal suffrage attained an extraordi
nary development in one of the counties of
Lower Canada, at the late election for mem
bers of the provincial parliament. An in
vestigation in the case of a contested seat
for that body shows that there were more
votes recorded than there were men, women
and children in the county.
A contested election among South Caroli
nians is a rarity, but it seems they are pret
ty hot contestants when they do get at it.
I In the Richland district, lately, in a contest
j for a seat in the slate senate, one of the can
didates, Mr. Preston, spent $10,000, and the
joth-r, Mr. Adams, 830.000. Preston beins
810,000 ahead of his competitor, was elect
ed by a hundred majority.
The Louisville Courier says that the tun
nel under the falls of the Ohio will be com
pleted in 1855. Seventy-five local agents are
soliciting subscriptions, one of whom alone
has secured 70,000 dollars.
Daniel Webster's Debts. The North
Bridgewater (Mass.) Gazette states, that the
executors of the estate of the late Daniel
Webster (Fletcher Webster and Richard M.
Blatchford) were to have their petition for
leave to sell real estate to pay debts, consid
ered at the court of probate in Plymouth,
on the 11 th inst. The debts due from the
deceased amount to $135,230.80 ; the charg
es of administration amount to $2,500; the
personal estate is valued at $28,522.10. The
real estate, was armraispil at Sft3fS fifm nrwl Ic
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encumbered to the supposed amount of $30,-
The message of the governor of Florida to
the legislature says that biennial sessions of
that body do not work well; that the remo
val of the Seminole Indians will now be ef
fected by the national government; that
West Florida ought not to be ceded to Ala
bama ; that the free school fund should be
increased, and that the improvement fund,
which now amounts to $3,000,000, ought to
be subscribed to railroads, at 810,000 per
A New Territory. Mr. Johnson, of the
Senate, has introduced a project for a new
territory to be called " Neosho " on the Red
river, being in extent larger than Ohio and
New Jersey, united. This territory is occu
pied by some sixty thousand Ind'ians, the
only true Know Nothings in the country,
and the New York Evening Post says that
they are all slaveholders at least, all who
own anything and these Indians are to be
the only citizens of the territory, except by
their consent ! This will introduce a novel
feature into the politics of the day.
Our dealers are complaining of the unpre
cedented scarcity of salt. Not a barrel is to
be had except at retail, and for which $2.50
and upwards is demanded. There is none to
be procured in Cleveland or Sandusky.
Some ten or twelve vessels bound for Cleve
land with cargoes of salt, have been com
pelled to put back. It is feared that the
pork packing interests may suffer heavy loss
in consequence of this state of tilings.
Spanish Army in Cuba. The N. Orleans
Delta says it has derived from an authentic
source the following intelligence relative to
the present strength of the Spanish army in
Eighteen regiments infantry 800 each, 14,400
Two regiments of cavalry 700 each, 1,400
Aruuery, l.ouu; Sapadores, 100, 1,600
Pennsylvania. The receipts of 1854, in
clusive of previous balance on hand, amount
to $6,424,088. The expenditures amount to
S5.424.933. The excess of surplus over Inst
year is $516,511. The increase of canal tolls
is $24,000. The state debt is about $40,
000,000, but the finances anDear to be in an
At a skating match at Madison, Wiscon
sin, a few days since, a man named Clark,
ran one mile in oneminute and fifty-two sec
onds. The Tribune says that New York now con
tains 700,000 inhabitants, and Brooklyn
contains 200,000. Right smart villages.
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