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lJWISBUltQ CiifitOXECLK ANI WEST BRANCH PARMER
'For the Lewuburg Chronicle.
Cutting Timber, Sap Running.
I would here state tome of my exper
iment id regard to cutting hickory wood.
I have for the lint twenty years, beeu in
lha babit of making a piece of new ground,
) early ; with a few exceptions, from a hall
acre to five acres a jear. There has been
a considt ruble portion of hickory saplings
on i, and I always had them cut in the
fore pnrt of the season, in order to get the
brush dry to burn after harvest. And hav
ing the best time to attend to it at that part
of the season, I used to draw the wood off
the clearing, and throw it on heaps, in or
der to have it dry against winter.to haul it
to market. I always found it worm eaten
then, more or less, until three years ago,
when I was hurried in my work and part
of my clearing was not cnt till in the month
of August. The part cut before harvest
mas put on a heap by itself.and that cut in
August oo another heap. And at' winter,
hen I came to haul the lot cut in August,
not a worm had touched it, while tlie other
was bndly wormcaten. From this I infer
that it is not in the sign of the moon.or any
other sign.lut in tha time l the year when
cut, to prevent h from being worm-eaten,
At least when the the wood is left out ol
doors.according to my experience.the cause
might be this : that the time of the season
was past for the insect to lay its eggs.
which produces the worms. Or it is at-
iVibuteable to the sap not running so freely
as in the fore part of the season. I do not
recollect of cutting later than August, in the
after part of the season, at least, so as to
let it lay out any time, and therefore can
not tell the result,
f would also remark that I formerly U
lUved the sap of tree to run up in the
spring of the year, and down in the fall,
because everybody said so,uiiitl some eight
or ten years ago. Now I believe ihe tap
to run up the tree and form the wocd,bark,
leaves and fiuit, and is in that that wn
exhausted ; so that there is none left to run
back la the fail of the year.
East Buffalo, Dec. 87, 19.
One firm in Baltimore has slaughtered
ever 10,000 hogs for the British market
this season ; and instead of scalding, they
tinge the hair off. The process is this :
They have buck buildings about 12 lee
wide by 30 feet long, with high sicieys, so
as to keep the Dimes wilhin tha buildings.
They bring io .about twenty in a row at
each singeing, and place the hogs first on
.their bellies, with ftet spread out, so as to
get as much surlace a possible ; ilien on,
around, and between litem, they scatter
straw rather loos ly.so as to make a quick
flume, which will burn the hair wuhnui
scorching the flesh of the hog- After tin
first tirting, they then turn them down on
their sides, give them another cover mg.and
then turn tbem again i and after three
Hre.ngs, which require but a few minutes
in each operation, they are removed to
another apartment,where they are shaved,
hung up, and dressed, ready for the pack
ers, consuming, by the three fiieings to
each twenty liojs, about 400 weight straw
t 25 pouuds to each hog. hVort of the
Commissioner of Patents, 1643.
" Value of Berkshire Swine.
Taking everything into consideration,
we think the Berkshire the best farnter'a
hog ever raised in this country. A large
wettro pork packer, jiisf returned from a
six months' tour iu Great Britain and Ire-
laud, informs us that he has uow got to
commence growing a herd of Berkshire
sinc before he can have a proper mixture
of lean arid lat in his pork to run the Eng
lih market. He also wants lean hams,
v. hii-h be. fan nowhere Cod so perfect as iu
l)iikhire pigs. amer. Agriculturist.
Refections for the Farmer.
There iitver mas a class ol people more
b! Assed or more prosperous than the lar
mer of the United State now are. Their
crops are abundant and readily command
cash at g-od prices, while every tiecessary
ol hie which they wish to purchase, man
ulnrtun d articles, was never so cheap.
Then the facilities, of transportation and
Icon otion have great! increased and im
proved, and ibis is another source of pos
itive benefit to the farmers. With these
physics! benefits, those of an intellectual
;-d moral kind have kept rspid puce.
Hook hve cheapeued anJ multiplied in
calculably. Schools, especially those of a
higher order, have increased churches
and faithful ministers abound. Do you
think of these a you ouht 1 Are you
striving to lake advantage of them to im
prove your moral.iutelliectual and physical
condition to a greater extent T Those ho
act wisely will make the most of these
great blessing every hour, for they can
not atwaJVefrect them to be abundant,
and besides to improve theirr nw is tha
lest way to continue them. 0..e cer'ain
means of making improvement among far
n.ers is, What we have often heretofore
recomoit-nded.the formation of dubs in each
neighborhood for weekly u.retitg in wia
i. r Am Agriruliuritti
BUKIHNO 07 A SHIP ! j
The Caleb Grimshaw was owned by
Samuel Thomson & Nephew of this city
aad was built in this city in 1818, in a so
perior manner. She was of 987 tons bur
then ; valued at about $90,000, and had
a cargo on board worth at least f 200.000.
The veasel and about two-thirds of the car
go were insured in Wall street. The rest
Harbor or Fatal, Nov. 24, 1849,
In Quarantine. J
ToC. Grimshaw At Co., Liverpool:
By this jou are informed of the loss of
the good ship 'Caleb Grimshiw,' by fire,
which was discovered on the 12th inst. at
8 o'clock P. M., the wea'her being fine
and the wind light from the Kastward.with
royals and studding sails set f'-r the first
time on the passage. The engine was at
work in two minutes, and the 'tween decks
mere flooded with water. Satisfied there
was no Are there, raised one of ihe fore
hatches and saw the fire abaft of die chain
lockers, both sides. A no human beiti
could breathe between decks, the hose was
pointed down the hatch and a constant
stream thrown d wn, together with the use
of fire buckets, iic, until there wes five
feet water in the hold. Sieam began to
generate and the heat grew more intense.
Continued the pump and buckets until
there was nine and a hall feet in the hold,
which I think was the means of preserving
the ship as long as she was.
After having the boats astern in tow for
five days and nights, we espied a sail which
proved to be the British barque Sarah, of
Yarmouth, N. S., from London, in ballast,
found to St. I .hn's, N- B . Can. David
Cook (Co Lies Aim,) with a heart as big
a Nelson's monument, and that too in the
right place. A soon as he discovered
our signal ofdistress wore ship, took in top
gnllant sails and courses, double reefed his
topsail and madejeady for any emergen
py. The wind came on to blew and he
was not able to get any more than were
in the launch and two small bonis.
That night it blew hard in squalls, hut
he was enabled to keep in sight of the ship.
The wind moderated and ha was enabled
to get on board the barque 163 pauseng
ers. N ght setting in and 'he wind in
creasing. a obliged to hoist the boils
and lie to until day light. Next day. noth
ing done, it blowing too much sea on to
lower a bon'. The next day, got seven
volunteers among the crew to go with the
boat and relieve those who were left on
hoard, as there mas uo water or provisions
ihai could be got at on board without rais
ing the hatches.
The crew reported that the main rr.at
had settled down a foot or more, and that
the upper deck worked each way 0 inches.
We that day got to loettard of Flures and
in smooth mater, and during the niyht g..t
on hoard all tlie remaining passengers. :
m having t. ft on o rait the second day
of the fire, say about 00. Tl captain
ticking eloser thrn a brother, !br this i
his eighth day, and acting under the influ
ence of a D.vine Providence, he has been
instrumental in rescuing from a watery
grave 319 sou Is. The lord be praised.
As soon as the ha'chrs mere raised she
was iu a Itlaze inslaninneoiisty- as mere
is a bark here bound to New York, I in
tend tu embark on board her. I shall leave
all in llie bands of the American consuf
here. U M. E. HOXIE, Capt.
When the Stnate of Pennsylvania mere
electing their t-flkera, a quiet, emi.ble and
genteel looking man, mell advanced iu
year, came fr tin the su.oking-rooin, miih
a log ot hickory wood iu his arms to place
it in the ancient Franklin stove that adorns
the right wing of the Senate chamber.
This person was Cap'. Wm. P. Bbauv,
mho for two years past has brn a ai:hful
Messenger of the Senile, a Whig (who
wus surrendered to his fate by his Whig
friends.) At this moment Gen. Pucker,
(Hem.) of L coming, started lu his feet,
and addressed the Speaker io an appeal on
behalf of Capt. Brady.
" Sir," said Mr. Packer, Copt. Brady
has seen better days' he is a nephew of
of Geu. Hugh Bradv of the Uni'ed States
Ann. He mas a gullant soldier of the
war of 1612, and participated in some of
the severest conflicts that occurred on om
North Western frontier. He mas woun
ded in the memorable action of the 10th
of Septen.br r. 18)3, on the Eiie, and here
sir, (holding up a large silver medal,) is
the medal presented to him by the L'gisla
ture ol Pennsylvania foi his bravery on
that occasion. II. now asks but to make
your fires and minister to your comfort,
and can you refuse mm
The i fleet of this appeal was electric
the sympathetic cord in every Senator's
bosom was touched. Capt. Brady was re
tained, by a nuanioious vote, and every
man felt that an act of justice and kindness
had been done. -
The British man of war, Herald, arrived
lately at Mazatlan, after an unsuccessful
search for Sir John Franklin. A letter
front a person rn board the Herald says :
" 1 he impression of the commander is
that Sir J .ho F.rolfin is safe, although I
can oo ?ive you the data on which that
impression is founded."
I!abr!sbi:rg, Jan. 4. The passenger
train on the Central Railroad which ought
to arrive here at 12 o'clock, M., daily, was
met by a burden train near B illy's Farm,
five miles above Petersburg, Perry county,
just as they were coming around a curve
in the road. The passenger train was run
ning at the rate of 2 mites, while the bur
den train was progressing but slowly. The
hands oo the burden train jumjied from the
cars and mi one was injured. The scene
(as I have it from an eye witness) created
among the passengers m as most heart ren
ding. Mr. Kurtz Hiselv, a promising young
man, and the only son o a irrnet respecta-
ble lainiiy in this borough.was stauulug on
I the water tank, and was crushed to pieces
by tie whole trout port or the Io i nioine,
and he was so placed that it became neces
sary for him to inhale a large qmntitv of
s'eam. When extricated he was still liv
ing, and suffered for three or four hours,
when death ended his sulti ring-. The re
maius were conveyed to his la h n's resi
dence last night.
The engineer, Mr. Hult,wa badly scal
ded about the legs and feet, but his injuiies
are not ol a serious nature.
Mr. Horn, the conductor, had one of his
legs broken in one or two places ; left
fitol is all cruhed, tin I it is to be feared
that he received internal injuria, lie lies
in a very precarious condition this mor
nine. Mr. Cook, the baggage master, had his
arm or shoulder somewhat injured, but not
The damage to the loeomot; ve.cn rs,&c,
are estimated at about $10 000.
It is not known who may he hel l nc
countable for thss sad disaster. but ihe gen
eral opinion prevails that the burden-train
ouht not to have left il.e station at l'c:er-
Light and Eeat from Water.
We noticed some time since a wonderful
discovery s.iiil to have been muCe by Hen
ry M. Paine w hich eimUed him to produce
ajirillii t light from water, nt s mere nom
inal expense. It is now stated that Mr.
Paine, by a very simple machine, without
galvanic balterie.-, metals or acids, decom
poses water and reduces it to gaseous sta'e;
with less trouble than one three lundred'h
part of one lmr?e power he wiJ produce
200 cubic feet of hydrogen and 100 feet ol
oxvgen j;as per hour,w hich will furnish ji
nvich hrot by combustion, as 2000 feet ol
:he common coal gas, and liiiht equal to
300 common lartijis lor ten hours or
sufficient to warm and ligli! an ordinary
dwelling hoiise.tweive hours, including 'h
ihe requUiso heat for the ki'chn. Arid
all ibis at an ex;iene ofless than one eern!
What will liecoini! of the Coal trade?
On Wednesday evening of last week,
as ihe Mail Coach from Sunhury to this
place was coming down Mine Mill, at Mr.
Lle, a short H;-t sine or New
ensile, the road being icy , and Ihe breuk
inefficient, the horses came down miih
great rapidity, and just as they were turn
ing a short angle at the foot of the hill, the
Ctiach was enps zed with tremendous force,
and the Horses bcin detatched from the
Coach, ran in to town and wen to the
s'ahle vhere they are usually kept. Four
iasegrrs, two ladies and two gentle
niaii, who mere in ihe Coach miraculously
ea-ii"d wnh a few slittil bruises. 'oils-
' villt Emporium.
Kkmarrable Escai'S. A vessel ar
rived at Boston lust meek with a yrllow
girl, a slave, l-elonging in Wilmingion,
N. C, mho had been secittr d n board
by the mate. 'I he vessel had been search-
td several times lo find her. The n util
ities at Wilmington smoked the vese
several times, alter loudly announcing that
they would smother her if she rlid no!
show heisell. It mas all unsuccessful.
She remained secuie in her hiding place.
Durn the voyage lha girl was fed in the
watches, without the knotvlcde ol the
Personal Liability. Stockholders of
all the Banks iu New York are now indi
vidually responsible to the amount of their
resjieciive shares, in addition to the shares
themselves, for all debts and liabilities con
tracted by them. In case of the insolven
cy of any bank, the bill-holders are, by
the constnu'ton. entitled to prelercnce in
payment over all other creditors. The
above provisions are alike applicable to
.1 O f .... CA R..lr.onJ In t-'r.M. Pn&Q
after the 1st. instant.
At the hog slaughtering establishment
of Beresford & Bowman, yesterday, 30
hands, at one bench, killing and dressing
1 ,248 hogs in rcn hours ! The average
mriuht of the lings mas '230 pound". This
is a feat which has never yet been equalled
in this city. Cincinnati Comm.
A Port Natal paper of a recent date, in
noticing the return of a hunting party,
says lh:it -they killed, among other " small
deer," no less than a 137 elephants, 17
rhinoceroses, a lion, a hipopotamus, a
leopard, a wolf, 42 BLffalos, 7 wild boars,
63- deer, antelopes, Stc.
Seringfie'd, Mass , Jan. 4.
I)r. Simiiel Voodard,formerly Super
intendent of the Insane Hospital at Wor
cester, died at Northampton last Sunday
evening, aged 63 years
A new cohmy of Mormons has been
formed, and they have made a eiileiaenf
250 mites souih of Salt Lake city.
Plank roads are becoming quite popular
in Alabama-' ' ' 1
H. C. KICEOK, Editor.
O. N. WOBDI.N, Fublisfaw.
At 1 fO m.-f in mlVanw. $1.A in tlm nrnntlis Jl paid
within ihe j uar, aol i'J..')0 at the end oT tlie yur.
A-i-nU in PUlviclihht-V B Paiinur ul E W Cut.
YVo(!nes(i;iy Morning, Jan'y 9
Accounts fiom Washington state that
Gen. Cass has followed op by a speech of
great eloquence and power, his proposition
in the United Slates Senate, to terminate,
if priciicah!e,H,ipomatic r'-lttions with Aus
tria, and it is expected that Daniel Web
ster will give the su!jeet the benefit of ore
of IT'S noblest forensic efforts. This is grat
ifying intelligence. On no subject could
Senators rise lo a loftier tone of indignant
eloquence than this. The moral sense of
the whole civilized world has been outra
ged by the fiendish atrocities committed by
h aden-headed, ti!cr-hearted Austria upon
the unfortunate Hungarians. There is
but one lower"step left hr Aunt rians to
take in the depths of infamy to which they
have sunk, and that is, to add cannibalism
to iheir other achievements and then his
Satanic M ijesty himself could have no
further pretext for claimiljj supremacy
Diplomatic intercourse with foreign
nations is generally kepi up for the protec
tion of ihe rights and interests of our cin
zens abroad, and not as a mere matter of
form. This political necessity tiny pnssi
lily require an oeut of our government lit
the Court of Vienna. But if it should
fortunately prove otherwise, ti e instinctive
and peremptory demand of tho American
people will be to give the A'ls'rian Am'jas
sador his passports, recall our Minister at
oRce,and set the woild a much-needed and
salutary example. Austria, it is tru, mav
not lor ihp present retrace her steps, and
seek to n'ene for her guilty deeds ; but
sha wi'l ultiioaiely discover that the power
of public opinion outweighs thft po'ency of
bavonets end cannnn-Lall ; and that the
united voice of a fie people in behalf of a
righteous catise, may reach even her den
of crime, and afT-cl hpr destiny.
Rejected. The U. S. Senute rejected
by a largo mnjotity the nomination ff Col
James Watson Wrbb as Minister to ih
Court at Viuiina. .
The nomination of linn. E- Joy Morris
as Charge to Niples, was confirmed, with
OO" It mill be seen by an advertisement
in another column lhat Mr. W. 11. Tbomp
sou is about to run an Kxpress from fi.it
aili Iphia. in ronnc-iion with Sunbury,
Northumberland, D.invdle, Milton, Lew
ishure. New Ht-rlin niel Milion, for llie
purpose of executing orders, and receiving
and delivering go.xis, pucks, in:, iu the
above named j laces. This project, il'tus
tained, will prove a very great conven
ience to the people of this section of conn
try, and should receive a liberal patronage.
Mr. T. has been enngrd in the mercan
tile business in Sunbury for somn years
pat, and ia represented by his neighbors
to be a entlenmn in w hose eneruv, fidel
ity and fiictenry, implicit confidence can
be pbced. For his own sake, an j ihe
convenience of the pubic, we wish him
C7 The evils of granting legislative
divorces, particularly upon the application
of tine party aione, w thoul notice to the
other, is illustrated by the case of Charles
J. Sykes, of Syracuse, X, Y., whose wife
obtuineJ a divorce from the Legislature ol
tiiis Slate, last winter, without his know
ledge or consent, lie now applies to the
Legislature to have the act divorcing him
self and his wile repealed, and a bill has
been reported for that purpose. If ihe bill
passes, and it should happen that his wife
has been married since, some grave ques
tions may bo raised for the decision of the
tH7We were in error last week (in
common, as we fiud, with nice-tenths of
our exchanges) iu stating that the year
149 completed the first half of the nine
teenth century. This was occasioned by
taking the year 1600 to bo the first year
of this centurv, which is a mistake. The
year 100 mas the last year of the first
ceutury, and the year I8U0 the last year
of tlie eighteen h century : consequently.
the first half of the nineteenth century will
not be completed until the end of the pres
ent year. 1850.
C7We made a pleasant visit to Milton
yesterday, epoa the occasion of the dedi
cation of the new and splendid Odd Fellows'
Hall in that place. A Bible was also pre
sented to the members of Mutual Lodge by
the Young Ladies of Milton. Appropriate
and interesting addresses were delivered
by. Messrs. Franklin Bound, Snml Logan,
and Capt.KeuWwar. The Milton brothers
hat fnerl1 hearts in the right place, as is
. . ...
evidenced oy ineir courtesy ana public
f7A new Democratic paper at y led
the ' Jackson Democrat" is just started in
Bedford, Pan by Sanson) & Carpenter;
Q3 We observe in tho KewBeriih papers
the proceedings of a Public Meeting of the
citiz-ns of lhat place with regard to the
short measure of the fue-woud with which
they are supplied. Many resolution were
passed, the most i.nportant of which are
that hereafter they would "enforce the
true and legal measure of 2 aolid feet,
the true cord," and recommended to the
citizens "the propriety of procuring for
themselves a our foot pole (with inches
on one fco',)soas to make a true measure."
They pledge to each other their "rights
mid honor" In support the resolutions, and
"call justice to witness." They also rec
ommend the Town Council to appoint a
Wood luspeclor ; the council to fix his
fees; and in rase a load of wood falls shmt,
the seller to pay him, but if it holds out,
then the purchaser is to pay him.
Many things done at the County-Seat
are valid and binding anywhere within the
limits of the county. If the above proceed
ings are not precisely of that character,
they will at least be regarded by many of
our citizens as a significant precedent for
similar measures here.
We this week give an interesting
article from the pen of Capt. Gundy, and
we hope he has ' more of the same sort
loll.' We ore noxious to have a full sup
ply of agricultural communications from
within the ranue of our own circulation,
in order to give our pajier a greater local
interest, and make it more useful. The
farmers of P.ulTalo Valley are behind none
iu the Commonwealth in skill and ex peri
er.ee ; and we are persuaded lhat if they
would be illing to take the time and pains
to eive publicity to even a small portion
of the facts which fall under their observa,
lion, much good would rot only result to
themselves, but the interests r.f science
would he advanced, and va'uable additions
be made to the common stork of know
ledge. These lung winter evenings afford
excellent opportunities for this purpose ;
and we should he gratified if our agricul
tural friends, would give this matter their
attention, and put our proposal inta prac
The chair used uv lite President of the
Memphis (Tenn.) Riil-Koal Convention,
was the same in which John Hancock sat
when he signed the Declaration of Inde
pendence. Errhanffr f r.
All a mistake. Hancock's chair is now
and has been f ir many years past occupied
by the Speaker of the House of Represen
tutives of this Slate. When the Continen
tal Congress concluded its l.ibors.this chair
became an lieir loom of the old Keystone ;
and we trust it will long be preserved, as n
choice memento of thai remarkable body
of men.to whom we are so deeply indebted
for our fair herinn of fipedom.
fOW'e publish the following Mdion
of the Post OiTice Laws, and the remarks
appended, (or the public's information :
At the beginning of every post-office
quarter, post-masters will require the sub
scribeis, and others who receive papers
regularly through ih-ir effi -es, to pay the
quintet's postage (hereon iu advance; and,
without such pa mrnt,tlicy will not deliver
them any papers, even tho' they lender the
posing" on thrm singly, .let of '2 5. Sec. 30.
If a newspaper begin to arrive at the
offioe in the course of the post-office quar
ter, post-masters wrll demand the postage
of the subscriber in advance up to the end
o'" the quarter.
fc5"We observe that in the House.Col.
Slifer is placed upon the important com
mittee of Inland Navigation and Internal
Improvements also upoii the committee
on Roads and Biidges.
In Congress, Mr.CXsEY is placed on the
Committee on Agriculture.
C?" We hae received several copies of "Tas
Stud i.st," a family magazine, aud monthly
school-reader, published by Denman. CaCins Si
Vine, 140, Grand St. New York, at $1 a
year, 5 copies to one address $1, 12 copies or
more to one address 75 cut each all comaiuui
cations to be addressed to N. A. Calkins, Esq.,
140, GranJ St.
This magazine is deoigned for the ose of fam
ilies and srhooU,and i filled by carefully selected
leading lesions, gnduated lo the capacity of
scholars, from ibe oldest lo the youngest. It
also contains elementary exercUea in drawing,
and is embellished monthly with an appropriate
piece of tnutic. Each No. contain! 32 large
octavo pages, and can be used as a school bouk
ky itself, and at the end of the year tbe whole
bound into one volume for permanent use. We
have given it a careful and candid examination
and consider it admirably calculated to interest
and instruct children and give them a fondness
for atudy. It is different from and much superior
to anything of the kind tbat baa come under our
notice, and we should be glad to see it generally
introduced into schools in this neighborhood. 'It
is well got up, with clear type and eirellent
paper. Subscriptions received by the Editor of
this paper, who has (perinea numbers.
C7"We have leeo favored with a portrait
engraved on steel of Lon A. Godiv Eq. Ed
itor of the "Lady's Book." We think it ao
excellent likeness of the prince of literary pat
rons,' except thai it gives but a faint idea of tbe
jovial good homor which always beams frora'tbe
countenance of tbe original but rather makes
him look as if be was gettiog balf-frightened
himself at the immense popularity of the oldest
and beat of the magtihes.' The portrait wef
suppose will grace tha coming February No.
By-tbe-by, Mr. Godey, egr junior raised two
large clubs for lbs "Book." aad mailed yba the
money several weeks since, bot aot a copy of lbs
Ja-.aary No. has yet madei' appriiaare io
relarn. "What caa the iBittJ t- .
Mr. Meek of Center county presented to
ihe House a preamble and resolution rec
ommending Congress to suspend diploma
tic intercourse with Austria until she has
acknowledged the Independence of Hunga
ry. Resolution lies over.
Io the House,! he following officer were
elected all Democrats :
Chief Cleik Win. Jack.
Assistant Wm S Picking. York Co.f
Sergeant at-Arms John Piart, Lycom-
Door-keeper Isaac Beck, of York.
Assistants Robert Fry, of Bedford ;
John Horn, of Schuylkill ; Peter Fry, of
Montgomery ; John P. Kay, of North d.
Messenger Henry Huii; of Bucks. As
sistant Geo. Carpenter, of Philad.
In the Senate, the following were cho
sen by the casting vo'e of the Speaker
Chief Clerk Saml W Pearson, Whig
Assistant John Patrick, Dem.
Transcribing Clerks Isaac H M'Auley,
Whig ; Saml Martin, Dem , and Joseph
Y- James. :
Sergeant-at-Arms Wm S Millinger,
Whig; Assistants Danl S Rissel, Detn.;
Wm P Brady, Whig ; Geo Freeman
Door-keeper John L Morris, Dem ;
Assistant Geo W Palmer, Detn
Messpnger Andi'ew Young. Whig ;
Saml Peterson, Dem.
H7A sp'endid, illustrated edition of
Gray's "Elegy in a Country ChnrchYard"
has lately been published. An acquaintance
was reading from it aloud the other day lo
a mixed audience, and when be came to
'Full utanv flmtif ia born to bliwh DiMn
And wa-te iu nnrrlnc io lbs desert sir,'
a younjj gemiemnn present iimtantly ex
claimed. "Why that's rank plaigorism!
I've wen that in the English Reader many
0O""The Clinton Tribune'' is a Whig
par just started at Lock Haven by Adam
J. Greer of Jjniata county.
Mr. H. L. Dieffenhnch is succeeded by
Geo. A. Crawford in the editoiial chair of
the 'Clin'on Democrat."
BCT'Thrre was a load of wood left at
the Prin'er's pile by some person or per
sons unknown. He is in a quandary whe
ther to thank ihe donor, or lo credit one of
he dozen persons who promised to haul
him a load the "first good sledding!"
lC7"The Harrisburg Union " states
that the fare ou the Stale Railroad hereaf
ter will be three cents per mile or from
Harrisburg fo Lancaster. $1,08, and from
Lioeaster to Philadelphia, 2.
C7 Court at Sunbury, this week and
Tbe Safest Place.
Not long ago, there was a ptiraner cut-
rent among the "baser sort," intended to
ridicu'e the stay-at-home habits of boys,
or the anxieties of mothers, or both. We
have had occasion lo know something of
the history of a great rflany bad men ann
women, and bad boys and girls, and we
h ive ntver yet seen one who had a good
mother and obeyed her.
"Does your mother know you re out !
If you are qu'te sure she would approve
of your conduct or company, it is of little
consequence whether she dies or not, ex
cept that it is always duly lo save so kind
and tender a Iriend all needless anxiety.
If yoj are out without your mother's
knowledge, or engaged in anything lhat
she would disapprove, you had better look
about you. Your worst enemy is very
glad to find you out of sight and hearing
of your best earthly friend.especially if he
sees th at you are at ulljoclined to serve
him. A good mot her is as much in the
way of the Evil One, as a faithful watch
dog is io the way of tbe house thief.
We hope none ol our young friends will
ever be shamed out of a due regard to a
mother's care and oversight. We can as
sure them, that a safer place is not found.
in the wide world, than at her side, nor a
better inheritance than her prayers.
1'outVs Fenny Gazette.
Heavt Hous. Mr- Amos K Kapp, of
Year's day which weighed 694 pounds. In
Ibis place some large hogs have been re
cently killed, viz: E. Y.Bright, Esq.. two
one weighing 433, the other 390. Thom
as Robins, three, one of 488. one 448 and
one 407 pounds. Dr. John W. Peel, two,
one weighing 529, the other 519 pounds.
John Young, one, 415 pounds. Sunbury
Girard College, at Philadelphia, has
sow 211 pupils, and one hundred more
are about to be admitted. Professor W.
11. Allen, late of Dickinson College,' Car
lisle, Pa, was inaguraled President, on
Monday Hon. Joseph R. Chandler de
livering an address.
Air Ikbub State. The Cherokee In
dians, it is said, design to apply lor admis
sion into the Union, in a lew years-, and,
with' that view, they are exceedingly mi.
ioua to compete with the whites ia all kinds
Wilmington, N. C , Jan. S
Father Mathew passed thro this city on
his way to Chat leston, B.C. He reemed
much courteous attentiorand ana laboring
assiduously in hie mission.'
O We send the Chronicle to a
n ii miliar if nupAna . a
ers, whose names we ubould be
pleased to have as patrons. Those ,
who decline the proposal, can sig
nify their wishes by returnino- the
present o H
mrrmum. We win e
"The Guardian" an excellent tl ma
sine to any person who will send us
new subscriptions with tbe cash (16)
tZftfoVnCnrf. In no case lL
we tako leis than fJ2,50 for last year'
subscrition unless paid Ibis mootn. All
payments on Ibe present year must also
be paid this month, to make fjl.60 answer.
We would prefer being paid
NOW but those who delay can not ob
ject because we go by tbe published terms.
Fdir warning lest notice !
The value of Female Influence tested by
the want of it. One of the Missionaries
at California, whose letter appear in the
Home Missionary,' enumerates among the
difficulties of his work, that the population
ia almost entirely males. He says:
Perhaps one in every eighty or a hug.
dred may be a female. By the steamers
the average number of ladies may have
been four among three hundred. By sail
ing vessels, the proportion is still less. Of
course, for the thousands of San Francis
co, there are comparatively few iemalea.
The foundation of good society must then
be wanting. Men without families, and
man kkfwa mtlwa mmA 1. 1 1 . 1 -a aba a I. ....
vwu LMiiuiu tiav tuvu-
sands of miles distant, will take but little"
if any interest in. schools. And must not
demoralization rapidly take place in the
abeeace of family and female influence V
- M.ire Southern Union Sentiment.
Among the toasts offered at the last New
Orleans celebration of tbe landing of lha
pilgrims on the 2iJ ull., was the follow
ing by Hon. S. Prentiss:
The Union May it be perpetual. M.,y
the time never arrive when a son of New
England shall be a foreigner in New Or
leans, or a Creole a foreigner in New
Judge Bullard also offered the follow ingr
The Union of the States It must be
preserved, in spile of ihe fanaticism of a
few zealots at the North, or a few not
heads at the South.
0O" The prop.ieitioo ol Senator Fooie,
of Miss., to establish a Common Territo
rial Government over the entire territory's
acquired from Mexico, the territory to be
divided into States, as its population and
wants bring sections within Ihe requisition
of the constitution, is spoken of by some
of our coiemporaries as ao attempt at com
promise. It may be the suggestion ol pa
triotic instinct, but it weara more the ap
pearance or an attempt to stave off tbe ad
mission ol California at the present ses
sion, as a free State, io order to give the
South time tu perfect its tactics for divid
ing the new territories between freedom
and slavery. .V. Y. Sun,
On Tuesday, the 18th iusL, while some
men were engaged in making timber on
the first fork of tho Sinnemahoning, an
aae in one of the bands ol a chopper,
glanced and flow fiom him the distance of
twenty leet, and sinking a young man, by
the name ol Robert Proctor, with so much
lorce that the whole bit. entering at the
ielt breast, piero-d him to the heart, caus
ing death almost instantly. Clinton Din.
The Annual Meeting of the
Peun'a State Temperance Convention will
be held at Lancaster on Tuesday 22d iaat.
CThe Northern Temperance
Convention will be held in the German
Kelbrmed Church in Lewisburg on Tues
day, 5th Feb. next, at 11 o'clock, A.M.
On Thursday last, bv Rev. E. Kieuer.
John Stahl, of Kelly, and Miss Catuss-
i.nk hAi'FMAX, ol Buffaloe.
In Northumberland, 20th ult., by Rev.
T. S. Lathrop, Masks B. Pbibstls and
Miss Maiv M. daughter of Jaa. Taggart.
In Jersey Shore, t3d ult.. Dr. Dahibx,
Roecas, aged about 70 years,
Ia Sunbury, 22d ult , Aji.i Eliza, aged
2 years and b months, daughter of Jacub
P. and Mary Elizabeth Christ.
lo Milton, 13th ult., Pbtkb Wtiiu,
aged about 70 years.
In Lamar, Clinton Co., 6th ult.,about 51
years of age, rUcHiL,wife of Wm P Brady
la New Mil lord, Susq. Co., 30th ult.,
Srcku Mkylebt, Esq., aged 65 years.
He was boo io Capd-Heass, ia) Germany .
emigrated lo America ia 181 aad settled the
earns year oej lbs tarn osj which he died. He
hae been a asember of the Baptist church aiore ,
1828, and died ia the rail faith f lbs Gospel
after a It's of great assfulnsas. Susq. Keg.
, Corrected this daj
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