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Andrew J. Bhey, Editor.
Thnrsdny, January 87, . 185 3.
gTbe weather has been exceedingly cold
ein.ee Sunday, with plenty of enow. The sleigh
ing is delightful. The editor is sorry, however,
he is not well enough to enjoy it.
sgyCol. S. S. Seeley, late of the Jersey
Shore Republican, has been appointed State
the Portace Road. The Colonel is
one of the best and most deserving of the craft,
and we are heartily pleased that he receives
Borne slight consideration for faithful services.
We will be glad to see him on the mountains.
Gen. John Ross, of Mifflin county, has been
. appointed Superintendent of the Portage Rail
road. .Gen. R. will no doubt make a popular,
l,1iorin(T And Rrenmmodatiniz officer, lie is fa-
vorably known to a large number of the citizens
of this county, his business for years past caus
ing him at intervals to be a resident in our midst.
He has discharged the duties of several public
stations in an able manner, affording satisfac
tion, to the appointing power.
Ebensburg and Susquehanna Flank Road.
The meeting of Thursday last, called for the
purpose of devising "ways and means" for the
construction of the above road, was numerously
attended and a determination was shown to
make the road. A commencement, a starting
point was all that was desired, and we now ha
it ; under such favorable auspices too, as to give
every assurance that this much desired work
k matlf before lonor. Already, between
twelve and fifteen thousand dollars have been
subscribed, mostly in Ebensburg, and the amount
is daily increasing. Every one appears to take
an interest in the work, and subscribes accord.
ing to his means. There is, at present, a deter
mination on the part of the people that the road
mutt be mqde, and from the gratifying evidences
recently given by almost every man in suDscri
bing liberally to the stock of said road, we in
fer that this much desired improvement will be
completed at an early day. Let the people only
eay that such a road is wanted, and there is no
fear that its construction will be delayed. Go
to wcrk, then, and let the good work so happily
begun, be happily ended by the speedy making
of this road, and he interests of the people will
thereby be largely benefited and the facilities
for trade and travel be greatly increased.
Appointment ly the Canal Coramlsalon-
J. B. Baker, Sup't Philadelphia and Colum
' bia railroad.
Jno. Ross, Sup't Allegheny Portage railroad.
James Morrison, Easton.
E. K. Solliday, New Hope.
R. Patterson, Bristol.
J. J. Rowan, Paoli.
W. Koat, Parkesburg.
C. Carmony, Lancaster.
J. M. Strickler, Columbia.
J. Livermore, Portsmouth.
S. P. Goodrich, Harrisburg.
J. Kacey, Newport.
W. R. M'Cay, Lewistown.
D. Black, Huntingdon.
J. P. Hover, Hollidaysburg.
P. F. Gibbens, Johnstown.
S. M'Anulty, Blairsville.
P. Clawson, Freeport.
Perry Baker, Pittsburgh.
W. A. Packer, Dunnsburg.
C. II. Beeber, Williamsport.
J. II. Zimmerman, Northumberland.
P. Ent, Beach Haven.
John Hnggins, Liverpool.
W. Cole, out-let lock, Portsmouth.
D. N. Stedman, Claris Ferry bridge.
J. Shoemaker, Juniata Aquedact.
R. Martin, Freeport "
G. W. Clawson, Delaware Division.
George Blattenberger, Susquehanna.
J. Maher, Columbia.
D. E. Martin, Portsmouth.
H. Leech, Philadelphia
S. M'Kinley, Portsmouth.
D. WHIard, Bristol.
J. Hunter, Philadelphia.
J. Cummings, Columbia.
Daniel Delo, Hollidaysburg.
C. Carter, Johnstown.
R. Blakely, Pittsburgh.
" T. S. Rowley, "
8TATE AGEJiTS COLUMBIA R. B.
T. II. Eber,
R. C. Bates,
B. F. Ebaugh,
. STATE AGENTS
J. II. Dopp,
C. B. Cotter,
S. S. Seeley,
George C. Bentz,
A. II. Tippens,
ALLEGHENY P. B. B.
S. Moon, tonnage clerk, Columbia R. R.
W. Dobbins, wood inspector, " "
Shaeffer, car inspector, "
Redsecker, out-let lock, Columbia.
IiiroBTANT to Tbavellers. It was decided by
one of the Courts at Cincinnati, last week, that
ifapasseuger in a railroad car purchases a
ticket, but accidentally loses it, the company
have no right either to make him pay the fare a
Becoud time, or turn him out of the cars, provi
ded he can bring proof that he actually paid for
the lost ticket.
- rur devil tenders his sincere thanks to the fa.
cctious fellows of the Democrat for the manner
ly reception they extended to him when he call
ed oa theni for bOiue Italic Primer Quad.
Allegheny Portage Railroad.
We have received the Annual report of the
Canal Commissioners for the year ending No
vember 1852, from which we extract the follow
ing concerning the Portage Railroad :
"Owing to the worn-out condition of this road
and to the keeping it open for business during
the winter, the expenses have been increased
beyond the estimates of last year. It is almost
impossible to make reduction in these expenses,
until the planes on both slopes of the moun
tain are avoided. The condition of the track,
and the necessity for constant repairs to the
machinery, must continue, to swell the expenses
until that improvement has been accomplished.
The experiment of keeping the road open du
ring the winter, and transporting passenger
trains over it at night, proved more expensive
than was anticipated. The policy, however, of
continuing this experiment, cannot be question
ed. To shut up the road for three months, and
to compel the trade and travel which seeks a
route to market by the Pennsylvania improve
ments, to be transported across the mountain in
stages and wagons until the completion of the
mountain portion of the Pennsylvania railroad
would tend to drive into rival channels a large
portion of the business which we might otherwis
The act of last session appropriated $25,000.
in addition to the appropriation for motive pow
er, for the purpose of running passenger trains
at night. The expenses for this purpose were
merged in the ordinary motive power expense
until t.h first of Julv last. Since that time it
has been found almost impracticable to keep
separate account of these expenses, and in con
sequence there has been but 4,507 70 charged
to the service of night trains, leaving a balance
in the Treasury of $17,491 24. It is recom
mended to merge this item of expenditure in
the ordinary motive power account, and to de
duct the above balance from the motive power
estimates for 1853.
One of the boilers connected with the station
ary engine on the north side of plane C, explo
ded on the 12th of May last, causing material
damage to the shed and machinery, and render
ing it necessary to procure a new set of boilers
The cost of repair was 3,780.
On the 5th of October last another causualty
occurred. The shed over the stationary engines
at plane No 7 caught fire, and was burned down
Both engines were much damaged, and the
foundation on the north side so much injured
as to require to be rebuilt. The engine on the
south side was repaired and put in service on the
iOth of the same month. The foundation on
tne north side will be completed as soon as possi
ble, when the machinery will be again placed
in order. The cost of these repairs is estimated
New boilers have been put in at planes Nos
5, 6, 9 and 10, and the machinery at those point
thoroughly repaired. The machine shops at
Hollidaysburg and Johnstown have been furn'
ished with lathes, tools, &c, of approved con
struction thus ensuring increased facility in
the execution of the jepaxrs required for the
machinery of the road.
The reported amount of tonage transported
over the road in each of the two past years is as
In 1852, tons, 250,000
In 1851, " 218,923
Being an increase of 31,077 tons,
Two new ten wheeled locomotive engines.
weighing 25 tonn each, with eight wheeled ten
ders, have been contracted for, to be delivered
on the 1st of March next. This addition to the
motive power will materially increase the facil
ties of transportation during the coming sea
Plane No. 2 has been avoided, and that por
tion of the new road to avoid plane No. 3 will
be completed by the 1st of January. If an
arrangement be effected with the Pennsylvania
railroad company, on reasonable terms, for the
use of their road from Johnstown to the inter
section with the Portage railroad near the wes
tern end of the Big viaduct, plane No. 1 may
be avoided in anticipation of the construction of
the new road intended to effect that purpose.
This will give a line of road, uninterrupted by
planes, between Johnstown and the foot of plane
No. 4, a distance of 22 miles, and materially
shorten the time required for transportation
across the mountain.
In the department much difficulty and expense
was encountered during the last winter, in keep
ing the road way free from snow and ice, so as
to secure the winter transportation from as ma
ny impediments as possible. Heavy rains in
the months of March, April and May, saturated
the beds of the tracks, and required a heavy
force to keep the line in proper order for trans
portation. The tracks are believed to have
been much improved by the repairs of the last
season, but large expenditures must be made
upon them in - consequence of their worn out
condition, so long as the inclined planes are
continued. The planes from No. 4 to No. 10,
are in good order, and are in a condition to per
form their portion of transportation for the
New stacks have been built at planes Nos. 5,
6 and 9 and a new depot erected at Hollidays
burg for the protection of locomotive engines. -
. Water pipes have also been laid down for a
distance of 3 miles, and a number of new cis
terns constructed at the planes.
The weigh scales at Hollidaysburg and Johns
town have become so much worn out as to ren
der any repairs a useless waste of money. A
contract has accordingly been made for new
scales at each - of those places. As soon as
manufactured they will be placed on the road.
ROAD TO AVOID PLANES W THE ALLEGHENY POR
By the act of the fourth May, 1852, Messrs.
W. Milnor Roberts and Edward F. Gay were ap
pointed, in conjunction with R. Faries, Engineer
of the improvement, to re-examine the line of
the road to avoid the planes between the foot of
plane No. 4 and Hollidaysburg, or as many of
them .between said points as might be deemed
most practicable and for the best interest of tho
commonwealth." It waa also provided by the
same act, that after the said engineers, or a ma
jority of them, shall have decided upon the most
practicable route from the foot of plane No. 4 to
Hollidaysburg, and shall have made their re
port to the Canal Commissigners, then the Ca
nal Commissioners shall order the said work to
be prepared for letting, and put the same, or
such portions thereof as they may deem most ex
pedient, under contract.
This board of engineers (as will be seen from
their accompanying report,) reported that the
line previously traced by Mr. Faries, was on
the best ground for a road avoiding all the planes
which could "have been selected; and that, in
regard to grades and cost, they believed it to
be superior to the New York and Erie, the
Pennsylvania, or the Baltimore and Ohio rail
roads, and in curvature equally as good.
As soon as practicable after the receipt of this
report, the whole of the work on the eastern
slope of the mountain to the intersection of the
present road near Hollidaysburg, was placed
under contract, which is now progressing as fast
as circumstances and a limited appropriation
In regard to the progress of the work previ
ously under contract on the western 6lope of
the mountain, the Legislature is respectfully re
ferred to the very comprehensive statement of
the engineer of the line, which is annexed to
this report. Plane No. 2 has been avoided,
and the road around No. 3 will be completed for
use by the 1st of January. Tho completion of
the whole of the work on the western slope, or
iginally contemplated, has been necessarily de
layed, in consequence of the act of the 4th May,
1852, directing an enlargement of the plan, by
the expenditure of a portion of the appropria
tion in the ultimate completion of a double
track from the foot of plane No. 4 to the point
of intersection of the road to avoid planes Nos.
2 and 3 with the long level, and in the straight
ening of the road and laying the north track
with a heavy T rail, on the long level from said
point of intersection to the point where the
Pennsylvania railroad diverges from the Portage
The estimates of the Board presented to the
last Legislature were predicated upon the con
struction of a single track, graded at a few hea
vy points for a double track. The Engineer's
estimate for a double track for the whole length
nf the road, was Sl.495.000. As the Act of
1852 was regarded as an indication of the in
tention of the Legislature that a double track
should be laid throughout the entire length of
the new road, the contracts for grading have
been so framed as to carry out that intention.
In consequence of the great increase in the
price of iron and labor, it is safe to presume
that the estimate of the Engineer 'f will be in
creased about 250,000.
Under these circumstances, the en
tire cost of the improvement laid
with a double track, is estimated
Deduct absolute appropriations 375,000
Deduct conditional appropriation, if
in Treasury - 200,000
Deduct estimated value of old mate
rials Amount required to complete with a
Add proportionate amount applicable
to straightening of curves and lay
ing of heavy T rail on long level,
as per Act of 4th May, 1852
The value of this improvement cannot, at this
day, be disputed. It is essential to successful
competition, that a speedy transit across the
mountain should be obtained. The delay and
the expense now experienced nt that point must
drive into other channels that part of the trade
which now forms a large portion of the receipts
from tolls, and thereby render the main line, in
a measure, valueless, To avoid a result so fatal
to the best interests of the Commonwealth, the
work should be brought to completion as soon
as possible. So long as the inclined planes are
retained, so long will it be impossible to reduce
the tolls to a proper standard to meet the com
petition of other routes. Every consideration
of public policy points to an early and ample
appropriation for its completion, as a measure
due alike to the character of our improvements,
to the resources of the public Treasury, to the
prosperity of the citizens residing along the main
line, and to the liberal and enterprising spirit
of this great Commonwealth. With 6uch an ap
propriation, two more planes can be avoided by
the spring of 1854, and the balance of the planes
by the month of July following. The Board
must, therefore, be permitted to urge 6trongly
upon the attention of the Legislature, the pro
priety of making an early appropriation, suffi
cient to accomplish an improvement fraught
with such important consequences.
Schoolboys at a Ball. ,
When Dt. Tarr, the eminent Greek scholar,
was head master of the grammer school at Nor
wich, he received many civilities from the resi
dent gentry of the neighborhood, in part requital
of which he bethought himself of giving a ball to
his country acquaintance. The scene of festivity
was a large school rponi, which was separated by
arg folding doors from a'dormitory, in which
about sixty boys took their nightly repose. On
the evening of the ball, they had been all sent to
bed earlier than usal, but the docter had not duly
estimated the mercurial temperamentof boyhood,
in flattering himself that sleep would keep them
quiet on such a night. No sooner bad the dan
cing commeuced than the whole school crept out
of bed, and in a compact mass crowded against
the folding door, to obtain through a keyhole,
alternate glimpses of the outer revelry. The
doors were not strong enough to withstand such
pressure, and with a crash gave way, pouring
into the ball room a perfect cataract of naked
urchins t ... The disturbance of the moment, . the
rage of the doctor, the consternation of the ladies
and the gamboltrof the doctor's boys, are beyond
lescrintiou. DolemarCt Magazine.
Highly Important from Central America
and CnhaThe. Encroachment of the
British in HondurasProbable Trou
ble between England and Cuba, &c,
Our Nicaragua Correspondence,
, San Juan del Norte, Jan. 2, 1853.
Important movement of the English Government
British Honduras Elevated to a Colony-The
Monroe Doctrine, &c.
The Belize, or British Honduras, has been
elevated to a'colony, the superintendent converted
into a Governor, and a constitution given to the
people. This province extends almost across
the continent, and with the recently created
colony of the Bay Islands, foreshadows the se
quel to the Mosquito protectorate.
The famous Monroe doctrine, so exultingly
proclaimed and reiterated, seems to have been
scattered to the four winds, for the heart of this
Western world is occupied by the most powerful
of the European States, and her vessels of war
are constantly hovering around like birds of
prey, chipping off a bit here and there, and
plastering it on to some colony or other ; elon
gating a boundary line here, and seeing yonder
a forest of mahogany trees, forthwith proclaim
ing it Belize acting under instructions, of
The possessions of Great Britain in the
Western tropics seem to be increasing, and it
behooves the American government to be vigi
lant, lest some day they will be shut out from
communication with the Pacific States at a crit
It is rumored that the Central Americans have
repossessed themselves of the port of Limas,
from which they were ejected in September,
1851, by II. B. M. schooner Bermuda, now here,
and have hoisted the Central American flag, in
the room of the Mosquito. H. L. S.
Our Cnbau Correspondence.
Havaxna, Jan. 15, 1853.
Tlireatened Trouble between England and Cuba
The expulsion of Mr. Boylen from St. J ago de
Cuba The Probable Recall of General Can-ales.
Since the beginning of the present month, wc
have an expelled British merchant from St. Ja
go de Cuba, ordered out of that city by the Gov
ernor General Medenilla, who would not even
give him a hearing, and he refused giving the
British Consul there any explanation whatever
of such an arbitrary measure, on the plea that
the Consul was only vice-Consul, and that Mr.
Boylen was no British subject, having taken out
a carta de domicilio, which every foreigner is
compelled to do before he can even reside in this
The Captuin General appears inclined to sup
port the Governor of St. Jago in this outrage
ous act, on the principle de no retroceder ; but
the question, if not settled here soou in a satis
factory way, will go before the British Parlia
ment, as the British Consul here is firm in the
defence of the injured British subject.
Mr. B. has brought letters from the constitu
ted authorities in St. Jago, to testify to his high
standing there. To the present time he is not
aware even of the charge laid against him. He
offered 80,000 worth of property, and his per
son, for a legal trial by the Spanish laws, but
he would not be listened to.
What are we to come to in this unfortunate
The news has just reached us of the fall of
the Ministry in Spain. Of course, Canedo's
nose is out of joint. It caused quite a commo
tion in the palace this morning. Whoever comes
here in the room of the Cancdo cannot act
worse than be has done during the short admin
istration. The poor man has to thank Mr. Sec
retary Galiano for the execution in which he is
held by all classes of the community, except the
slave traders. X. 11 Herald.
Estimate of Fashionable Happiness.
The Duchess of St. Albans was a fascinating ac
tress, of good common sense, who married, first
a banker and then aduke. She had seen pover
ty in the most trying as well as the more tolera
ble of its shapes, and was well prepared to judge
of high life by comparison. She thus spoke of it
in her memoirs:
Few persons have seecn so much of the vari
ous aspects I may say extremes of life as my
self ; and few therefore, can be better judges of
the diffeience between great poverty and great
wealth; but, after all, this docs not by any means
constitute the chief and most important distinc
tion betwen high and low states. No; the signal
the striking contrast, is not in the external cir
cumstances, but the totally opposite minds of the
ns to their resnective cniovmcnt of
existancc. The society in which I formerly
moved was4ill cheerfullness all high spirits
all fun, frolic, and vivacity. They cared for noth
ing, beyond the pleasures of the present hour;
and to those they gave themselves up with the
kcenist relish. Look at the circles in which I
now move. Can any thing be more weary, stale,
flat and unprofitable, than their whole course of
life ? Why, one might as well be in the tread
mill, as toiling in the stupid, monotonous round
of what they call pleasure, but which is, in fact,
very cheerless and heavy work. Pleasure, in
deed! when all meriment, all hilarity, all indul-
cence of our natural emotions, if they be of a
joyous nature; are declared to be vulgd r. There
can be no cordihty where there is so mucn ex
clusiveness and primeness. No! all is coldness,
reserve and universal ennuis, even where this
starchncss of manners is unaccompanied by any
very strict rigor in matters of conduct. Look,
now, at those quadrill dancers in the other
room; they have been supping; they have been
drinking as much champagne as they liked; the
band is capital; the men are young and. the girl?
are pretty; and yet did you ever see such crawl
ing movements, such solemn looks, as if they
were all dragging themselves through the most
Irksome task in the world ! Oh I What a differ
ent thing was a country dance in my younger
days !" -
: ST Ireland is literally "going to grass."
The great landlords are turning out their ten
ants in order to lay the land down to grass, for
flocks and herds. - Sheep are more profitable
than men so the latter are turned out to die,
while the former are turned out to grow fat.:
Arrival of the Niagara.
New York, Jan. 21.
The Niagara arrived at Halifax to-day, with
Liverpool dates to the 8th inst.
A superb banquet Was given by the Chamber
of Ccmimerce, at Liverpool. Mr. Ingersoll, the
American Minister, was present, and Earl Der
by made a long speech.
A similar banquet was given at Manchester,
on the 7th.
The ship t. George, from Liverpool for New
York, full of Irish emigrants, tool; fire r.t sea on
the 24th of December, in a terrible storm.
Eight were suffocated by the smoke, and the re
mainder, a large proportion being women and
children, mustered on the poop deck, the flames
bursting all- around, when the ship Orlando,
from Mobile for Havre, hove in sight, and made
a desperate effort to save them, but the 6ea ran
so hiffh that all the boats were swamped but
one, which carried only five at a time. Seventy
6ix of the passengers and crew were saved.
The tempest increasing the Orlando just got
clear of the St. George when she sunk. Fifteen
were drowned going from ship to ship, eight
were suffocated between decks, and 23 were
burned or sunk with the ship. The Orlando af
terwards had all her sails blown awny in the
tempest. She reached Havre in eleven days,
short of water and provisions. A subscription
has been commenced on behalf of the survi -
The ship Lady of the Weet, from Bristol forj jggj-The Caloric engine, if applied success
New Orleans, was lo st at sea. Fifteen of her fuUy to locomotives, will be an important savin
crew were picked up in a long boat and carried ; the cost of running the trains.
to Falmouth. Four others were in the pinnace
and were carried to Brest.
ureal maritime uauiugtr u3 uu u,uc t mS
. . . 1 1 V .?-.. 1
tne coast oy uie ueavy gaies.
The elections to Paeliament consequent upon
members accepting ofliee are mostly over. The )
former old members are re-elected. I
It is reported that Lord Clarendon will super-.
cede Lord John Russell, in the Foreign offce,
The Manchester Commercial Association have
petitioned the Foreign office to remonstrate pl-in fur boarding. . One of the boarders mesnicr
against the Emperor of Morocco's arbitrary in izes the rest, and then eats a hearty meal, tfa
terference in trade on his coast. ! mesmerized being satisfied from sympathy
The mail steamer Australia, from Sydney, is ( One of the boar Jer.s having recovered, mesaier
past due, and great anxiety is felt fcr her safe- zed the landlady on pay day, and endeavored to
ty. She is to bring 1,000,000. j settle fjr the whole company by paying for one
The ladies of Leeds have adopted an address t but it did'iit work,
to the American ladies on slavery. rJVMr3. Martha Martin Douglass, the wife
A meeting of American ladies was held nt ( of the Hon Stephen A. Douglass, Senator fruw
Milan, Italy. They have sent a spirited reply Illinois, whose death we have already noticed.
to the Duchess of Sutherland's address.
The Mr. Heald who was drowned in the Tagas
was not the husband of Lola Muntez.
Lord St. Gemiains has been augurated Lord,
Lieutenant of Ireland.
The quarterly returns of the United Kingdom
show an increase in the revenue for the year of
979,000, and for the quarter of 703,000.
Every item of the revenue has increased except
The ministers of Austria, Prussia, and Rus
sia have presented credentials to the ' Emperor
of France. The Czar firmly refused to use the
term Brother, and compromised by writing Mon
All the continental governirots recognize
The Emperor has repi'ied to the Pope's nun
cle. He says, "I trust, under Divine Provi
dence, to be able to develope the prosperity of
France and to secure peace to Ehrope."
Murat demands 12,000,000 francs for the
crown property of King Mnrat, with compound
interest, Napoleon declines paying the inter
est. The Patrie denies the occupation of Samana
by the French.
The government has abandoned the idea
of taking possession of the In.urance Compa
nies Count D'Orsay's widow has beeen married to
Hon. Charles Spetccr.
Dupin has declined the Attorney General
ship. There has been more fighting in Algeria.
The Brussels police have ordered the funeral
of Madame Kossuth to take place at night.
The Spanish revenue for the year has fallen
off 9,000,000, reals.
Madame Madina Florence is better, but she
remains in prison.
A decree has been published prohibiting the
exportation of potaties, corn and beans from
Additional fi rtifications have been erected at'
Disastrous engagements have taken place be
tween the Turks and Montenegross, near Lake
Scutari. Six hundred of the Turks were kil
led. Cash Payments on the Public Works.
We take the present opportunity of calling the
attention of the Legislature to the system of cash
payments upon the public works, that was attemp
ted to be established last winter. As far as it
has gone, it has worked admirably, but unfortu
nately, the old debts were some what larger than
was anticipated, and the appropriations were
insufficient, which caused a partal fai lure of the
System. Neither were the appropriations for
current work large enough in all cases. This
should be remedied at the earliest practicable
period. The canal officers should b required
by the Board, and we presume they have been,
to report every old debt by the Commonwealth,
and these should all be paid off at once. After
this is done the canal and railroad officers should
be provided with funds to pay off all bills con
tracted, whether for labor or materials, at the
end of every month. The system should be ad
hered to strictly, as the only economical one that
can be adopted. Nearly all our railroad com.
panies pursue the cash system, and so ought the
State in all cases, particularly as the plea f
want of funds cannot be setup.
We advocated this system for several years before
it waa adopted by the State, and now that it
has been commenced.'we trust it will be carried
out to perfection and pertinaciously adhered
jto. HarrUhiirgh Union, z J" . v , '
from oUr Exchanges
Sy-The product of the le a l mines in CLm,
ter county, Pa., sent to market during the vr
1852, amounted to 18,000 pigs of lead.
B9u.An Indiana paper says, Amos Worthine
ton, of Cairo, is dead.. He was an unpretendinr
man, lived unostentatiously, and supplied thtf
re iple with fish. His last words were charac-teriit-c.
"I say, Pritchard, I'm going to pe.
right off I've flirted my last fish ; but bury bv
tackle with me who knows but thev th ;
, 4, wtc up
ES-Thc New York Directory for this Tear
contains more than four thousand names which
begin with "Mc," or "Mac," whereas, of name
beginning with "O," there are only about fits
hundred and fifty.
Cray-Senator Cooper, who has been sick at
Pottsville for three weeks, has recovered suflj.,
ciently to take his seat in' the Senate at Wash--ington.
BjgLient. Bonaparte, of the U. S. Army
and cousin to the present Emperor of France
has been ordered to join the troops in Texas. '
j3?A Frenchman, who proposed to establish
a school in New Orleans, having heard that a
high school would be most respectably patroni
sed, took a room in the garret of a four story
gy-A country contemporary nndertook to
j cut a splurge the other day, so he offered a $10
' premium for a "prize tide." A farmer sent him
' in a tightly curled 'sanJy pig's tail and Jemaa.
ded the cash.
j Woman's Rights. The Cincinnati Noupareil
says, "Not far from the Brighton House we saw
womail in a smithshop, with a leather apron
j OQ flnJ Lammer in LanJ
Small Pox is Havax a. A letter from an an.
thentic source, bearing date Jnn. 2, states that
the small pox was still raging at Havana. I1
was estimated that there was 12,000 cases.
jfjiSA Yankee has invented a new and cheap
was the last surviving child of the late Col. Rob
ert Martin, of Rockingham county. North Caro
lina. Sbe was married in April. 1817, and die!
at the residence of her husband in Washington,
j in the 21th year of her age. An agel mothtr
: an 1 three infant children survive her. She i
said to have possessed a highly cultivated uiinJ
and surpassing sweetness of disposition.
JCiSThe Somerset Herald estimates that but
ter is annually sold in that County to the amount
of t!irco 1iuii-lrcd-thou8.ind dollars. No C0U!ltJ
in the State has a better reputation for making
good butler than Somerset. We had no iJe:vt
however, that its citizens went into the bubinehi
so heavily. They deserve great credit for the'.r
enterprise in this particular, and we commenl
their example to the consideration of our citL
BSL-We give the following tough story tot
what it is worth
The Medina Democrat says there is nn insB8
man in that town named Smith, whose joinU
are all double, and he can displace them from
their natural position without any inconvenience
or any great effort. He has two pair of lungsf
and by inhaling air sufficient to 11 both, con
continue thirty-eight minutes without breathftg.
He served under Gen. Taylor In tho late
Bk,It is said the seat of Mr. Benjamin, T.
S. Senator from Louisiana, elected by the TVbig
in place of Downs, will be contested. The new
Constitution of the State requires aU officers to
be elected under it. TTie present Legislature,
being largely Democratic, may elect two of their
own party to the United States Senate, andtba
body will have the question to decide between
the present incumbents and the new ones, if
elected. Mr. Benjamin was bonr on the island
of St. Thomas, and is charged with- rr4 having
been naturalized. This raises a very orious
Napoleox III. The Tarris correspondent of
the Courier des Etats Unis says Napoleon gives
awny large sums of money, ne has committed
to the Ambassador in England a large amount
to be distributed among needy French refugees
there. He directed that they should not know
whence the money came, lest they should refuse
it. The liberality of the Emperor, it is adM
is a matter of public notoriety.
Adtastaoes of Pkistixg. Mr. B., a well
known metropolitan printer, once told us that
on one occasion an old woman. from the country
came into his office with an old Bible in her
hand. "I want," said she, "that you should
print it over ag'in. It is gettin a leetle War
red, sort of. and my eyes isn't wot they wos.
How much do you at !" "Fifty cents." "C0
you have it done in half an hour? wish yo
would; want to be gettin home; live good wJ
out ef teown." "Certainly." When the oli
lady went out, he sent round to the office of tt
American Bible Society, and purchased cojT
for fifty cents. "Lor' sakes a-massy !'' exclaim
ed the old lady; when she came to look t itt
"how good you've fixed it! it's e'en-aaost ai
good as new ! I never sec nothin' so curious
what printin' is !' ' .:"'
jEa-The correspondent of the Boston Congrf
gationalist, Geo. V. Fisher, Esq., writing from
Germany says : "Uncle Tom's Cabio" is exciting
great attention in Germany. ' Three translations
have already appeared, and th utmost curiosity
is felt hero to learn something respecting the
"nigger?."' Indeed their interest seemed to P
about equally divided between Negroes, Indinj
and Mormons. On hardly any subject
been more questioned.