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An alleged fugitive slave, named James
rhillipt, wa arrested in thi plac on Mon
day last, by Deputy Marshal Loyer and
John Sanders. Phillip has resided in Har
risburg for the last len or twelve years, is an
honest, industrious man, and has a wife and
everal children. His arrest caused the
most Intense excitement j and during the
examination, which lasted three or four
hours, immense crowds of people surrounded
the office of the Slave Commissioner, all
anxious to learn the fate of poor Phillip.
Aftar hearing the testimony which, to us,
wa by no means conclasive as to the iden
lity of the alleged fugitive, he wa surren
dod to the claimants, who, with great diffi
culty, and after a desperate struggle, sue
' ceeded in ironing him. During the struggle
in the office between the captors and cap.
live, the "outsiders," moved by the frantic
and heart-touched cries of the poor wife
thus rudely torn from her husband and the
fulher of her little children, became greatly
excited, and were unsparing in their denun
ciations of the Slave Commissioner and his
Deputies. At one time, indeed, so intense
was the excitement, that we feared nn at
tack upon the Commissioner's Office. Order
wa speedily restored, however, and Phil
lips, without being permitted even to see
and bid his wife a "last, long farewell,"
was hurried olT to prison, and the wretched
mother returned to her desolate home, with
a sorrowful heail, to comfort, as she might,
the littlo ones thus suddenly deprived of the
protection of a kind and provident father.
The scene was one calculated to excite deep
sympathy, and to melt the hardest heart.
Efforts are now being made to ransom
Phillips, and restore him to his family. Sev
eral hundred dollars have already been gen
erously contributed by our citizens for that
purpose. Harrisburg Journal.
II. B. MASSER, Editor and Proprietor.
V. B. PALMER It our anthunxed agent to receiv tub'
aniption and advertising at his office, In Philadelphia, New
York, Doston and Baltiinnra.
To Advihtheks. The circulation of tha Pnuhnry
American among the different town! on the Sutqnehanna
ia not exceeded if equalled lijr any pnper published in North
ern Pennsylvania.
of Fayette County.
rU" PniNTiNo Ink. For sale for cash,
at this office, kegs ol 25, 20 and 12 pounds
each. Price 25 cents per pound.
His Honor, Judge Pearson has been
holding a Special Court here the whole of
Ibis week. The business of the special
term was very heavy and required the
Court to sit 9 or 10 hour a day.
The Boston Journal of the 25ih inst., con
tains the following particulars of a fright ful
rail road accident which occurred in that
neighborhood on the previous evening :
One of the most shocking accidents which
hits taken place in this vicinity for a long
time, occurred about 71 o'clock, last evening
on tho Fitchburg Rail Road, at a road cross
ing in West Cambridge, near the Waverly
depot. As we learn the facts from a pas
senger, it appears that the Northern special
train from Burlington was approaching the
crossing at a speed of about forty tniles an
hour ; the engineer blew his long steam
whistle and rung his bell, as usual, at the
same time reversing his engine. This was
noticed by some of the passengers, who sus
pected that there was something more than
ordinary in the way, from the fact of the
engine being reversed while the train was
going at so rapid a speed, and some left
their seats for the purpose of looking out
side Before the train could be stopped,
however, the engine struck a carryall, con
taining Mr. Wm. Sawyer, of Charleston, his
wife, three daughters and Mr. Juhn Gibb.,
son-in-law of Mr. Sawyer, knocking the
carryall into fragments, and instantly killing
Mr. Sawyer, his eldest daughter, a young
lady about 18 years of age, and Mr. Gibbs.
The two other daughttrs wero young child
ren, the eldest of whom was thrown a con
siderable distance from the track, and es
caped without any serious injury. The
youngest, an infant, was in its mother's
arms at the time of the collision, and singn.
lar enough, was retained to her embrace)
while she was carried a distance of seventy
or eighty rods on the front of the engine,
before the powerful instrument of destruc
tion could be stopped. When picked up,
Mrs. Sawyer was senseless, her skull being
fractured and a portion of the brain protrud
ing therefrom. Tho infant to whom she had
so fondly clung in such a terrible moment,
escaped unharmed. She, together wilh the
two children, were taken to the residence of
Mr. Reed, near by, where physicians were
speedily called, and every attention paid the
Mr. Sawyer appeared to have been struck
on the left side of the head and body, and
was not much bruited. Mr. Gibbs was so
badly mutilated as to scarcely bear even the
resemblance to a human being, his head
being cruiihed to a jelly, his intestines pro
truding from his body, and his body and
limbs mangled most shockingly. The hor
ses just escaped instant death, ami the last
heard fioin them they were dashing up the
road at fuiious sp-ed. The train was de
tained about an hour behind its usual time
of reaching tho city, and immediately after
ils arrival at the depot here, another engine
and car, wilh such friends of Mr. Sawyer
and the family as desiied, returned to the
scene of the accicent.
Mr. Sawyer was about fifty year of age,
and was recently appointed Chairman of the
Hoard of Inspectors of tho Siate Prison
Very littlo hope is had for tho recovery of
Mrs. sawyer.
I assekgku Contract. It U understood
that tha Canal Commissioners mado a con
tract wilh Messrs. Duck and Bingham, of
t'hiiadelptiia, to carry passengers over the
Columbia and Philadelphia rail road, to the
exclusion of all other lines. The terms of
the contract have not yet Iran pired, but it
is said that the State is to get 21 61 on each
passenger, and the contractors 41 cents.
The Philadelphia Press, generally, ques
tion the policy of this measure, and allege
that it will lead to tha construction of an
other road at an early day, by the way of
Pho-nixvilta, Cornwall, and the Lebanon
Valley to Harrisburg.
Arrival or Thomas F. Meagher at New
York. We learn by telegraph, that Thoma
F, Meagher, one of the Irish patriot trans
ported to the British penal colony of Van
Pieman's .and, a few year ago, and whose
reported escape we published a few week
since, arrived at New Yoik on Fiiday last
Died The man Blocb, who wa shot by
paum, at the battalion parade at Bowman'
tavern, in Pike township, Beiks county, not
long ago, has since died of the iriimie recei
ved. Ho leave a wife and two children.
Baura has fie J
KF" A review of the uniformed volun
teer battalion took place on Monday last
The companies present were Shamokin
Guards, Capt. Farrow, Cadwalader Infan
try, Capt. Frick, Mechanics' Artillery,
Capt. Marlz, and Dewart Guards, Lieut.
Shindel. The rank of the companies were
well filled and the display was very credit
able to officers and men. The battalion
was reviewed by Rlaj. Gen. Kase, and dril
led by Rlaj. Muench.
The Artillery paraded with their new
field piece, which added much to the ap
pearance of the corps.
CF" The council of the city of Philadel
phia refused to appoint a committee to en
quire into the expediency of subscribing to
the Sunbury and Erie Rail Road.
ff!F" The Engineers have commenced
finally locating tho Delaware, Lehighi
Schuylkill and Susquehanna Rail Road,
from Exston to Mauch Chunk and Tama
qua, along the valley of the Lehigh. The
Company have purchased the track of the
Beaver Meadow road as far down as Parry-ville.
Smith, Texas; David A. Smalley, Vermont;
Charle Ysncey, Virginia ; Wilson Dewey,
Secretaries Edmund C. West, of New
York; 8. C. Paratt, Tennessee; E. Berks-
dale, Mississippi ; William Stewart, Indiana;
Patrick Crittenden, Connecticut ; William A.
Hookas, Illinois; Edward B. Bartlett, Ken
tucky ; Lucius Y. Lusk, Louisiana ; Samuel
II. Ayre, N. Hampshire ; Oliver S. Dewey;
North Carolina ; Samuel D. Patterson, Penn
sylvania J C. Pryor, Virginia ; David Noggle,
The Committee also reported the follow
ing resolutions :
Resolved, That the Rules of the House of
Representatives, as far a applicable for the
government of the Convention, be adopted
a the rule of this Convention.
Resolved, That two-thirds of the whole
number of votes given, shall be necessary to
a nomination of candidates for President and
Vice President of the United Stales, by this
Resolved, That in voting upon any qucs.
tion, which may arise in the proceeding of
this Convention, the vote shall be taken by
Stales, at the request of any one State ; each
Stale lo be entitled to the number of votes to
which each State is entitled in the next Elec
toral College, without regard to the number
of Delegates in attendance. The manner in
which said vote is lo be cast, to be decided
by the Delegation of each Stale by itself.
After the reading of the report all of it was,
on motion of Mr. Albcrton, concurred in.
Bv Telegraph Baltimore, June 3, 7
o'clock, P. M. The Democratic Convention
was called to order at 9 o'clock, A. M., when
on motion of Hon. Cave Johnston, proceeded
to ballot for a candidate for President, which
resulted as follow: 1st ballot, Cass 116,
Buchanan 93, Douglass 20, Marcy 2, Hous
ton 8, Lano 13, Scattering 8 ; whole number
of votes 288, necessary for a choice 192.
The 2nd ballot resulted neatly the same as
also all succeeding one with a little falling
off from Cas and Buchanan, and Douglass
slowly increasing.
The follow ing is the result of the 17th and
last ballot after which the Convention ad
journed until Friday morning, at 9 o'clock :
Cass 99, Buchanan 87, Douglass 50, But
ler 24, Houston 11, Lane 13, Scattering 2.
The Convention assembled at the Hall of
the Maryland Institute, Baltimore, on Tues-
ay. An immense crowd were in attend
ance. 1 he Convention orsanisett bv the ap
pointment of Gen. R. M. Saunders, of North
Carolina, Chairman, pro. tern. The Rev.
Mr. White made an appropriate prayer.
The States were now called in order, to
select a Committee of one from each State to
hose permanent officers of the Convention.
The following are their names : Maine
Wm. C. Allen ; New Hampshire John R.
Redding; Vermont Lucius B Peck; Mas
sachusettsCaleb Cushing; Rhode Island
, H. Allen ; Connecticut General James
D. Pratt; New York Zadoo Pratt ; New
Jersey Samuel Shannon : Pennsylvania
II. B. Wright; Delaware A. B. Shannon!
Maryland General II. Ely; Virginia Hen
ry A. Wise ; North Carolina Robert Dick ;
South Carolina ; Georgia (one
from each delegation) Hon. James Sturges,
. H. Lumpkin; Alabama Hon. J. W. Brid
ges ; Mississippi lion. J. inompson; lou-
siana Wm. G.Kendall; Ohio Wm. Ken-
non ; Kentucky Geo. W. Stevenson ; Ten
nessee J. R. Howaid ; Indiana Findlay
Vickers; Illinois Thomas D. Harris; Mis.
souri M. P. Blair; Arkansas N. B. Bur
row; Michigan J. H. Harman; Florida
Hon. D. L. Yulce; Iowa W. F. Coolbangh;
Wisconsin John A. Bryan ; California C,
Gnrr; Texas P. Duvall.
The Committee on credentials was then
appointed as follows : Maine, T. S. Jones;
New Hampshire, E.lmund Burke ; Vermont,
isnao Bowdiich; Massachusetts, Isaac Davis;
R. Island, Wm. B. Lawrence ; Connecticut,
J"hn Slillman ; New York, James W. Nye;
New Jersey, Joseph C. Potts; Pennsylvania,
R. B. Flennikin ; Delawaie A. Wicker
sham ; Maryland, Jarvis Spencer; Virginia,
Wm. C. Flonrney ; North Carolina, A. C
Renshaw ; Georgia, (declined appointing a
member of tha committee ; but the two setts
of delegates respectively designated, James
J lrkson and Solomon Cohen to represent each
before the Committee on Credentials) Ala-
bamn, John M Malone ; Mississippi, Wm.
McWillie ; Louisiana, Juhn McVay; Ohio,
Allen G. Thirman; Tennessee, Ed. Ring;
Kentucky, Wm. A. Holmes; Indiana, Wm.
Morrison; Illinois, S. S. Hays; Missouri, R.
M.Clayton; Arkansas, S. C. Roane; Michi
gan, Alex. W. Buell; Florida, Charles Byrn J
Texas, Matthias Ward ; Iowa, Col. S. S. Car
penter; Wisconsin, 11. C. Hobart; California,
Wm. II. Richaidson. '
Jacob Thompson, Esq , returned wilh the
Committee on Organization, and submitted
the following report :
PieBident Hun. John W. Davis, of Indi
Vice Presidents Juhn Irwin, Alabama ;
amuel C.Roane, Arkansas: Henry A. Ly
otis, California; James T. Pratt, Connecticut;
Cha. Wright, Delaware; John Branch, Flor
ida ; Jo. Day, Georgia : Jas. B. Foley, Lou
iMana ; Dr. Cha. Johnson, Illinois ; George
Gillespie, Iowa; Levi Tyler, Kentucky:
cm no A.essieie, Louisiana; Amo VV. Rob
erts, Maine ; Edward Lloyd, MaryUnd : H
H. Child, Massachusetts; Eton Farnsworth,
Michigan; Jno B. Neviii, Mississippi; V.A.
James, Missouri ; Samuel Tillon, New Hamp
shire J David H. Craig, New Jersey ; Zadock
Pratt, New oik; Weldon U. Edwards, N
Carolina J Win. Medill, Ohio ; David Lyucb,
Pennsylvania; Welcome B. Laylesa, Rhode
Island ; Cave Johuson, Tennessee Ahbel
Otto Goldschmidl'a marriage with Jenny
Lind was alter all a very natural affair the
woild had imagined it to be celestial, from
the divine character of Jenny, most likely.
lie married Jenny and Jenny married Olio,
after the usual manner it was a bargain
between (wo contracting parties, both having
the necessary mental capacity to enter into
the covenant ; and it was induced at least
by some of the usual concomitants of con
tracts it had the consideration, at all
events, of a Last Will and Testament
natural affection. On her part it was a re'
turn for obligation conferred by Otto and
Olio's father, besides sundry other causes
"moving her thereunto," and on his side, he
seems to have made a kind of draft on his
God-molhcr, which wa accepted and paid
in promises of love, honor, and obedience
Thousands of person have committed mat'
rimony and passed along the world, as the
lawyers say, "under bonds," and we do not
see that Oito Goldschmidt and Jenny have
made out a different case at all.
Mr. Goldschmidt is the favorite son of one
of the richest merchants in Hamburg, Gerj
many. His grand-father is proprietor of
gigantic Silk Merchants' House, that has
three establishments ; one in London,
second in Hamburg, and the third in Leip
zig. Olto Goldschmidt was, therefore, Jen
ny Lind's equal in wealth, needed none of
;.er money, and cared not a pin for it. Ma
ny yeais ago, when the Swedish Nighingale
was a poor birdling, without friends or mou
ey, Ot'.o Goldechniidi's father, (being as sa
gacious a he was wealthy, and a benevo
lent a he was sagacious,) protected, aided
and fostered her ; and it may be that the
merry young Otto, who wa then a charming
little fellow, soul full of genius and loving
to a fault, said many kind things to the gen
tle and talented Swede, was caressed by her
in return, and learned to love her so well
when a child that he could not overcome bis
affection when he became a man ; and so
of course, it overcame him. He was Men
delsfolnrs favorite pupil, and early exhibited
remaikiiblo musical talent ; and the fair
Swede doubtless fell that interest and aflec
tion for the boy that the child of genius
ever feels for beings of like exquisite organ
izalions and heaven gifted attributes. They
who know the human heart will not think it
strange, after reading thus lar, that Jenny
Lind should have loved Olto ; and each
dearly loving the other, it is not wonderful
that they should have been married ; it is
only wonderful that they were not mai
ried before. ti. Y. Musical World.
An Ungrateful Son The trustees
the alms house of Portage county. Ohio, re
oently asked the Legislature of that slate to
pass a law to compel children, who are able,
to take care of their helpless parent. The
request wa made in consequence of an un
natural ion, worth $30,000, driving his mo'.h
er out of the house, and tending hi father,
whose head wa whitened with the snouso
91 yean, lo the almshouse, lo be supported
at the public expense
At a general meeting of the citizen of
Coal township, Northumberland county, held
on the 25th of May 1852, at the pub'io
School House In the town of Shamokin, on
motion, DANIEL EVERT wa called to the
Chair, Daniel Krieoer and Alexander
Caldwell, were chosen Vice Presidents,
and David N. Lake, Secretary.
On motion, Wm. Fagely, Jonaa L. Gilger,
George Krieger, Chauncy Eaton and Solomon
Weaver, were appointed a committee lo pre
pare tesolution expressive of the tense of
the meeting.
The committee reported the following res
olutiont :
Resolved, That we cordially approve of
the proposed subscription by Northnmbeiland
county to the stock of the Susquehanna Rail
Road Company; and that we respectfully,
but earnestly, request tho County Commis
sioners to n.ake said subscription.
Resolved, That as the County Commission
ers have the power, every consideration of
justice towards this and other sections of the
County, and every view of the subject based
upon the permanent welfare and prospeiity
of tho whole County, call upon them to exer
cise it.
Resolved, That the following memorial
which wa published in the American of
last week,) contains our view on the sub
ject that the same be signed by tho person
present at this meeting and by other citizens
of the township that it be laid before the
County Commissioners, and published in the
papers of this County, along with these proceedings.
Resolved, That we heartily approve of the
suggestion, Iheiein contained, that if neces
sary, Coal township alone will pay the inter
est on one half of ihe whole subscription.
Resolved, That as the County Commission
ers, hold as it were, the destiny of the Coun
ty in their hands, if they make Ihe subsc rip-
ion as requested, it will be a source of pride
and pleasant reflection to them a few years
hence, to hud, as the consequence of iheir
act, millions of dollars added te the wealth
of the County, and her population doubled,
and themselves remembered wilh gratitude.
These are considerations that may well actu
ate those who are intrusted with, and seek
to advance, the public welfare.
Resolved, That being within our County as
rich a coal field as there is in the State, ex
tending some 25 miles in length by about 4
miles in breadth, and in its whole extent
convenient to market, it may well appear a
surprising fact that there are only 30,000 tons
of coal taken out of it per annum, w hile ad
joining and neighboring coal fields are yearly
sending their millions of tons to market, and
bringing back millions of dollars in return.
This coal field, containing mines of inexhaus
tible wealth, ha been kept locked up by a
want of capital, of enterprise, and if suitable
outlets to market. The proper occasion has
arrived lo supply a remedy lor this state of
things; and Ihe entire population of Ihe
County are interested in a measure, which
will be the certain means of developing the
mineral resources and increasing largely the
wealth of the County, and, in a brief period
of time, of putting millions of dollars annu
ally iu circulation amongst her citizens.
Those who are informed on the subject will
appreciate these statements. For Ihe benefit
of those who have not examined the subject,
we appeal to Ihe whole history of coal oper
ation, and the coal trade in the neighboring
Counties. In a part of Schuylkill county)
where 20 years ago there were scarcely 1000
inhabitants, and scarcely 1000 tons of coal
taken out a year, there are now nearly 50,
000 people, and 200,000 of tons of coal anuu
ally sent to market, and both are still rapidly
on the increase. And this in a coal field in
no way superior to our own, but in the single
fact that it has its avenues to market. These
avenues were secured at an expense of some
$25,000,000. Surely Northumberland county
will not hesitate lo allow I he use of her
name, in effect as an endoiscr, to the amount
of only $200,000, to confer the tame bene
fits on her citizens.
Resolved, That in the reduced price of
lime, which this toad will produce, there
will be to ihe farmers of this and the adjoin
iug township of Shamokin an annual saving,
more than equal in itself to the annual inter
est on the whole amount of tho proposed sub'
script ion.
Resolved, That if, by any possibility, the
claimsand interests of Coal township which
are in fact identified with those of the whole
County should be slighted now, the day is
coming when she will make herself felt
when she will be in a position to reward her
friends, but hopes she may have no enemies
lo punish all we ask is that our fellow citi
zen shall act neighbor like, and give u an
equal chance with them of getting our crops
to market ; and we promise them a good
home market for theirs, for every Ihing they
can raise, from the poult iy of Ihe farm yard
op to Iheir fat cattle and the produce of iheir
fields, and we will save them the time and
trouble of hauling their marketing and pro
duce over rough road 50 and 60 mile as
many of them do at present.
Oil motion of John Caldwell,
Resolved, That the proceedings of thia
meeting be signed by the officers and pub
lished in Ihe paper of this County.
(Signed by the Officert.)
Expulsion of Chinese from tin Mines.
The place for unhappy wive and hus
band to reside is in Cincinnati. Their di
vorces are gianted with a kind of rail road
celerity in adjudication, jmiieen were
granted in one day last week in that city.
This is much belter than the tediousnes of
a New York court, 01 the publicity and un
certainty of a Pennsylvania Legislature
Thirteen divorce in one day ! Why Cin
cinnati must be the Paradise of unhappy
spouces ; if we can imagine any cause in
operation in Paradise to produce so many
unhappy people.
Lady Franklin ha addressed a long letter
to Ihe President of I be United Slates, thank
ing him for the interest Ihi country ba
takes) iu ihe. search of bar husband, and
taiing her ground of hope that Ihe un
fortunate Arclio navigator art) not lost.
Important from Texas. New Orleans
June 2. The steamship Yacht arrived to
day, bringing dates from Brownsville lo the
26th ult. Outrages by the Mexican contin
ued to occur along the Rio Grande.
A parly of Mexicans, forty in number,
crossed the river, and killed five Amen
can, who were encamped at Lake Cam
pacuas, on Ibe American aide ; two other
The ateamer Camanche had again been
fired into by the Mexicans, and Mr. Brusher
the Custom House officer, wa dangerously
wounded, and an American lady uanowly
Mr. Ragers, a merchant at Rio Grande
City, had been assassinated ia hi own lor
by Mexican.
These outrage had created an Intense
excitement all along I he Araericea aide
of the river.
New York, June 2.
The steamship Northern Light, from San
Juan via Apinwall city, with three hundred
passenger and a small amount of specie,
(not reported) ariived (hi evening about 6
She brings San Francisco date to the 6ih
ult., being eighteen day later than the news
brought by tho lad arrival.
Tho steamer Columbia sailed from San
Francisco on the 6th, with one hundred and
eighty passengers and $1,838,845 in gold
dust on freight.
The dreaded anniversary of the great file
passed off quietly, though so great was the
fear of the inhabitants of a recurrence of
Ihe calamity, that all the engines of the
city weie tanged in the streets wilh ropes
stretched, &c, ready for use at a moment's
Intelligence has been received from Shas
ta of the slaughter of on hundred and fifty
Indians by the whites, who had become in
furiated at the murder, by the former, of
Mr. Anderson.
A memorial signed by many of the most
substantial citizens of San Francisco, depre
cating hasty legislation in tho matter ol
Chinese emigration, had been presented lo
be Legislature. In the meantime, intelli
gence from Sacramento announces that
great excitement exists in regard to the
Chinese gold diggers along Ihe banks of Ihe
American rivers, and terrible accounts are
received of their being forcibly expelled
from the rivers. On one occasion two hun
dred wpre driven awRy from the rivers in a
single lorality. There is but one opinion
among the American miners in regard lo ihe
importation of Chinese laborers into Ihe
mines, and they are fully determined to sub
mit no longer.
The Legislature had closed ils session.
The population of San Francisco had been
increased nearly 6000 during the month of
April, half of which were from China.
Dates a few days later, have been re
ceived from the Sandwich IslamU. Great
excitement existed at Honolulu, in conse
quence of a current report that the Chilian
colony in Magellan Straits, which lately re
volted, was on a practical cruise after Ame
rican vessels in the Pacific. Application
had been made by Mr. Wiley, of ihe For
eign Office, lo Capt. Gardiner, of the sloop-of-war
Vaudalia, requesting him to delay his
departure until the arrival of the sloop-of-
war St. Marys. Captain Gardiner consent
ed, and in the meantime Ihe officers of
the Vaudalia were drilling troops in Ihe
The dust of the puff-ball (Lycoperdon bo
vista) is a powder so minute that a cubic-
vessel of a hairs breadih iu size, would
hold 125,000 of Ihe little spherule grains.
There arp, iu pepper-water, auimalculic
whose thickness is not Ihe 7800: h part of a
hair bieadlh. Their length is lo Iheir
breadih as 50 lo 1.
At the Stark Mills in Manchester, N. H.,
they manufacture seamless bact. Fiflj looms
manufacture 2000 a dav. The invention be
longs to a Mr. Cyrus Baldwin, and is said to
be exceedingly ingenious.
A daughter of Thos. Winch, residing fcnir
miles west of Cleveland, Ohio, was bitten by
a mad dog early in Marcn last, and died a
few days since of hydrophobia.
A aiinnesoia paper announces Ilia mar
riage of Thomas H. Curd, forinerely of Ohio
to Mis Whiilir.g Thunder, a Winnebago
Pa, how many legs has a ship 1 "A ship
has no legs, my child." "Why, pa, the
paper says she draws twenty feet, and tha
sho rim before the wind."
Senator Berrin of Ceorgia, ha resigned
his seal in Congress, and Robt. M. Charlton
i appointed to fill the vacancy until the
commencement of the term of Mr. Toombs.
A daily paper has been started at Wilkes
barre, Pa , under Ihe name of the Daily
On the l-lih inst.. hailstones four inches
long, and which in some case killed catlle,
fell near Parkersburg, Va.
A Mr. QciN wa burned lo death last
week, in Charleston, by the careless use of
It is etiquette now in New York not lo
introduce visitors when tbey meet at a
friend' house.
Out West Ihey have bars at the mouths of
the river ; here mouth at the bar predom
inate. Choleba ia prevailing in ihe Western and
Southwestern Slates.
There are said lo be 3000 Mormons at
Kanesville, HI., en route for Salt Lake.
The King of Siam has given assurance
that he will not eat the missionaries.
Why is a girl not a noun 1 Because alas
(a las) is an interjection.
Cholera prevails in New Orleans lo some
Bloc birds and while bonnet have come
The Bulletin say that Ihe world cannevei
be overpopulated.
1m America, granite i not fonnd higher
than 12,000 feet above the tea.
Pittsburgh jail contains one hundred in
mate. The population of New Orleans w 125,.
498 ; of which 17,000 are slave.
A calico p:int work i about lo bo located
at Brook ville, Indiana.'
. It i said the demand for the Eastern
maikei i draining llliuoi of kecf cattle.
For the American.
Mr. Editor : In Ihe column of Ihe last
Sunbury American, there wa given to Ihe
publio what purported lo be, a oorrect ex
tract of Ihe supplement to the act relative lo
the Sunbury and Erie Rail Road Company,
but a that extract contained many and man
ifest eirors, unintentional of course, permit
mo, for the take of the cause of truth and
justice, to make correction thereof by send
ing you a copy of the ninth and tenth sec
tion of the law referred to. They are as
follow :
"Section 9. The said Company shall have
power lo construct lateral and branch roads
from ihe line of their road, at Southward and
Eastward from Williamsport, to intersect any
other Railroad, by means of which Ihe said
Company may be eniibled to form a connec
tion with Ihe city of Philadelphia, by way of
Ihe valley of Ihe Schuylkill, or as hereafter
provided, by way of the valley of ihe Susque
hanna. Provided, that on any road that may
be made between Sunbury and Harrisbuig,
Ihe same tax be, and is hereby imposed, as is
now, or may hereafter be imposed by law
on tho Susquehanna Railroad; provided fur
ther, that if Ihe Susquehanna Railroad Com
pany shall fail lo put that portion of the line
of Iheir road under contract, between Biidge
port and Sunbury, within one year from ihe
passage of this act, and complete Itin same
wiihin two year thereafter, then and in that
case, the Sunbury and Erie Railroad Compa
ny is hereby authorized to extend iheir road
from Suubuiy by the vnlley of the Susque
hanna, lo connect wilh ihe Pennsylvania
Ruilroad at such point as may be deemed
most expedient by ihe said Company, on the
same terms and conditions tltat they are now
authorized to construct the main line of their
road between Sunbury and Erie.
"Section 10. That if Ihe said Company
shall construct a railroad from Bridgeport or
Harrisburg to Sunbury, under the provision
of this act, they shall make the towns of Dau
phin, Halifax and Millerebure, in Dauphin
connly, and Georgelown, in Noithumberlaud
county, points on said road.
ll will be perceived that the Company has
the right, under Ihe tenth section, lo make a
railroad eastwanl from Williamsport, by the
valley of ihe Schuylkill as near as Norris-
town, ami thus "lorm connections with the
city of Philadelphia," free from any condi
tion whatsoever ; or by the vailty of the
Susquehanna, nn condition of the piymenl
of a tax equal lo ihe tax imposed on the
cusquenanna Han linrul. Hum provisos in
Ihe tenth section relate solelu to tax : if Ihe
Susquehanna route be adopted by ihe Sun-
bury and brie Company, Ihey are to pay the
same lax H3 the Susquehanna Rail Road
Company south of Sunbury ; and if the
Susquehanna Compnny is not put under con
tract in one year and completed in two years
thereafter, then the tax provision expires and
is annulled, and the Sunbury and Erie road
south of Sunbury is subject to the same
terms and conditions as the miin line of
Iheir road between Sunbury and Erie, which
ts not liable for any ta.r or tonnase what
soever. JUSTICE & TRUTH.
Sustiuclinnna Hail Road
TTOTlCE i hereby given, that Letter P.
A' lent having been granted to Ihe tq,b
scriber to ihe dock of ihe Susquehanna
Rail Road Company, in pursuance of the ael
of incorporation, the Commissioner have
THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1852.
as Ihe time for Ihe Stockholder to meet at
Ihe Stale Capitol Hotel, in Ihe Borough of
Harrisburg, at 11 o'clock, A. M., to organize
said company. At which lime and place
Ihe subscribers to said slock, when met,
shall elect a President and twelve Director
to conduct and manage Ihe affair and buti
nes of said comimny, in accordance wiltf
Ihe provision of Ihe act of Assembly in
sucu case mane auu proviueu.
Wm. F. Packer.
Wm. Cameron,
James H. Carter,
Amos E Kapp,
Geo. Schuabel,
Wm. Bnse,
R. M. Mngraw,
Simon Cameron,
Alex. Jordan, Eli Slifer,
A. D. Wilson, and others, Commissioners'
N. B. Subscriber who have paid the first
instalment of five dollars, on each share sub
scribed, will be entitled to vote at Ihe elec
tion. Harrisburg, May 22, 1852. 2t.
Joseph R. Priestley,
J. M. Haldeman,
Geo. F. Miller,
J. B. Packer,
Zenos Bnrnnm,
Geo B Weiser,
"Michael Herr
O. Barrett,
THE Vender and Retailers of Domeatio
and Foreign Merchandise of Northum
berland county, will take notice thai they
are assessed and rated by the Appraiser of
Mercantile taxes for Ihe year 1852 as fol
low :
Lower Mahonoy.
Name. Class
New Advertisements.
per records the death of Mr. Charles Bou
cher, of Brrthicr, at the ago of 1 06. He was
married to three wives, by whom he had 60 chil
dren ! lie leaves to deplore his loss 43 children,
C6 grand-children,, 13 great grand-children, IS
nephews, 70 grand-nephews, and 18 great grand
nephews. This must have been nn expensive
family, particulnrly as Canada 1ms nn rhrip
clothing stores like KorkhilliSi Wilson's, No. Ill
Chestnut street, corner of Frunkliu Place.
Notice to Collectors.
rTIHE Collectors will have lime until Tuesday,
- W ednesday and Thursday, the 13th, H'h
and 1 5th of July, to pav their folate tax in order
to get the five per cent abatement. Tho Collee
tors of Delaware, Lewis, Turlmt, Milton and
I'liilisqiiiique, will como in on the 13th of July ;
those of L'pr Mahonoy, Jackson, Little Malio
noy. Lower Mahonoy, iShamokin, Cameron and
Coal will come in on the 11th of July; Rush,
Lower Auguxta, I'ppcr Augusta, Sunbury, Nor
thumberland and Point will come in on the 15th
of July 1852. Prompt payment is required, 5
per cent will be allowed for payment up to the
limes stated above, for the different townships.
Sunbury, June 5. 1852. 6t.
y" Miltonian copy.
$10 ?2V7i.?tD !
Stop the Miy Thieves! !
"1 VHTIIIX the last month my stable has been
ril,!ied of nearly a ton of hay. The above
rcwaril will lie paid to any person, wlncli will
lead to the conviction of the thief or thieves.
For sale a Cow and Culf. Apply as above.
Sunbury June 5, 1852. ol.
Charles Snyder liq
Daniel Heime liq
Bonneville llolshue liq
William Deppen liq
Josiah Swaru
John Wirt jr liq
William Kearns liq
Lover Mahonoy.
Anthony Dilty liq 14
George Brosious 14
Klias Weist liq 14
Winner & Dockey 14
Lower 1ugunla.
Heilner & Knable liq 14
Jacob Weimer liq 14
lin haulmnn tin 14
Jacob Krebs tin 14
Upper .Augusta.
Isaac Campbell & Co liq
hlija Anderson liq
Einstein & Strouse liq
II II Vastiue I sci
John Vanzaut
Samuel John
Win (J Kase
S Heigslresser
Taimart & Co
Win Farrow jr liq
T)ROI'OSAI.S will be received at the Coller
tors Olfice at Northumberland, until Wed
June 23.f, 4 o'clock, P. M,
for building an Outlet Lock in the Conal at that
place, together with all the necessary excavations
lid embankments that may be connected there.
with. Plana and specifications of the work will
1 exhibited three days previous to the day of
letting, and all the necessary information given
at the time.
II. D. RODEAKMEL, Supervisor.
New Berlin, June 5th, 1852. 31.
4 MEETING of all persons interested in that
Compnny will he held at Jones' Hotel,
Chestnut Street, I hiluuvlphia, on
Tuesday the 22 aiy of June inst.,
for Ihe purpose of electing directors and other
olhcers. JOSLl'lt 1I1UIIS
and others, Corporators.
June 5, 1852 St.
VttHt-KEASsome evil disposed persons, have
been in the habit of injuring and destroy
ing the property of Ihe couniy, tha Commission
ers of the County deem it their duty in order lo
bring the villluins lo justice, to oiler a reward
for their discovery and conviction.
We, the Commissioner of Northnmlie rlnnd
Couniy, therefore otter a reward of Twenty Dot
lars fur the discovery and conviction of the person
or eraous who broke in and destroyed the veni-
llan blinds of the privy iu the Slate House yard
on Monday ingril last.
C.ALBERT, JCom'rs,
8unhury, May 29, 1852 31
THANKFUL for past favor respectfully in
form hi friend and Ihe publio thai he
till coot mm? lo carry on Ibe Tailorina Busi
ness al Ihe shop formerly occupied by Jacob
rainier a a naiier nop. neing tn ine re
ceipt of the fashions, monthly, from New
York, ni work will always be done in
workmanlike manner, and according to the
lalesl style. Ill term lor cast) or country
produce will be a reasonable as any other
in me piace.
Sunbury, May 22, l5J.-3ia.
R llelfensline
Wm & R Fejielv
Aninierinaii &l 'Zern
John Rosser & Co
Samuel Wood
Utile .Mahonoy.
Wm Rothaimcl
Denller & Piper
Hayes & MeCormick
Ze brim.' & Baker
Jnnns Wolf liq
A 1 LikIwii; & Lo liq
Dalesman & Voder
10 50
10 50
10 50
15 00
7 00
10 50
10 50
10 50
7 00
10 50
7 00
10 50
10 50
10 50
10 50
10 50
10 50
10 50
10 50
7 00
7 00
7 00
1 00
10 00
10 50
7 00
10 00
7 00
7 70
12 50
7 00
12 50
12 50
7 00
10 50
10 50
10 00
15 00
15 00
15 00
10 50
10 50
10 50
7 00
7 00
7 00
7 00
7 00
15 00
12 SO
12 50
18 75
7 00
20 00
7 00
7 00
15 00
12 50
7 00
7 00
3 50
3 50
3 50
3 50
7 00
3 50
3 50
7 00
7 00
7 00
7 00
10 50
7 00
3 50
io on
10 60
7 00
15 00
15 00
7 00
15 00
15 00
15 00
10 50
7 00
7 00
Names. Class
Hayes & McCoimick 4
Wi ton.
John F Caslow 4
John Geler 4
John A Gray 4
Philip Brymire liq
Joseph Eckberl
Christopher Stein liq S
John Kohr 10 09
A Donee 9 8 00
George Baker 9 $09
An appeal will ba held at Ihe Commis
sioners' Office in Sunbury, on Tuesday lb
I5ih day June next, at I eUx-k, A. M., at
which time and place iboee inlieled may
Jit k sou township, May 8P, 151. Iu
Forsvlho St Priestley lid
James Tupgnil jr liq
J Ta'jart & Sou liq
.Marsh & Vaiulliiig liq
Win Kiliot liq
M J D Wiiliiii-.'ton liq
S B Deuniniaridie
Conrad Wenck
Mary MeCay
Amelia Yonngman
Blaii & Reed
Ixaac Brown liq
Swenk &. Masiellcr
Aaron Comly
Wm H Frymjre liq
John F Caslow
Heiuen & Krulber
George Corry
Charles J Engel
Win F NaeltT liq
Sweny & Caldwell
Selh Cadwalader & Son
U H Hacg
B Cromer
John Vouut
M Vouut
I! ihn & Cha pin
John Murry
J M Wood
John A Gray
Jonathan Zellers
Joseph Angstad
S N Thompson
John Young
Geoipe Blight liq
John Buyers & Co
Henry Maswr liq
John W Friling & Grant
Ira T Clemen liq
R Si Wm Fepely
Benjamin Heffner liq
I W Tener & Co liq
P W Gray 1
Roup & Savace liq
A T Beisel liq
J Camp liq
Hause k House liq
Adam Conrad
James Reed
5 00
5 0O
5 00
8 50
5 Off

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