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If. B. MASSER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. OFFICE, MARKET STREET, OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE. TTTT""T!T'mirr! in in iiim ! nniiw 1 ! mnrmiTniinTn tmi anlJlcluS1)Cl'Dci,otcl, t0 m(cs at tcraturc, ifttoraina, jyotcffln anOomcsuc dittos, j&cfcuce am the aits, ao7cculur"Sariu t7, mu&tincntsTc NEW SEKircs VOL. o, NO. 4. SUMiUUY, XORTIIUMllBlUiANI) COUNTY. rA., SATURDAY, JANUARY S. IS.73. OLD SKR1KS A OL. 13, NO. C B KY SEPSIS AM TERMS OF THE AMERICAN. TUB AMKRICAM it piiUishril every Saturday nl TWO DOM.AIIP pirr annum lo be puid liult "yearly in advance. No pniier discontinued, until all urrearagtis ore paid. All eommnnictttioiis or tellers on bnsine.s rctntint; to the office, lu insure attention, inusl be POST I'AID. TO CLUB9. Three copiei to one address, 300 f'i-ven l- Do 10 00 Fifteen Do Do aooo Five dnllnrs in advance, will pay for three yeai's sub scription to Hie American. One Sounre of 10 lines, 3 timet, Every subsequent insertion, One Square, 3 months, Six months, One year, llusiness Cauls of Five lines, per annum, Merchants nnd others, nrtvertisinir by the year, with the privilege of inserting different advertisements weekly. IV Large! Advertisements, as per agreement. ino 45 3IHI 61 HI 800 300 E. 3. MASSEP., A T T O II N 13 Y A T LAW, 61'NBVnV, PA. Business attended to in the Counties of Nor thumberland, Union, Lycoming and Columbia, liefer lot P. & A. Rovoudt, 1 Lower & 11 ui ron, j Sinners & Snodgrass, l'hilad. Reynolds, Mi Turland & Co., I Spcring, Hood & Co., J H. J. WOLVERTON, ATTOPJLTET AT LAV". OFFICE in Market street, Smibury, adjoining the Oflice of the "American" and opposite the Post OIHcc. Business promptly attended to in Northumbcr land and the adjoining Counties. KcTF.nTo: Jfon. C. W. Ilcgins and B. Bnn nan, Puttsvillc; Hon. A. Jordan and II 13. Mas ser, Suiihurv. April 10,' 1852 ly. HENRY DONNEL, ATTORN E "2" AT LAW. Office opposite Ike Court House, Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pa. Prompt attention lo business in adjoining Counlics. VM. M. ROCKEFELLER, ATTORXtfE AT LAW SCNEWKY, IM. Dec. 13, 1851 tf. H. L. SHINDEL, ATTOPwlTEY AT LAV, SUNBURY, PA. December 4, 1352.-tf. J. II. & W. B. HART, AY II O L H S A L K (1 ROGERS A'o. 229 North 3d St., above Culluwhill, I'lIILADELPHIA. A large assortment of Groceries always on hand, which will ho sold at the lowest juices for Cadi or approved Credit. April 10, 1N52. ly. HARRISBURG STEAM WOOD TL'RMXfi AND SCROLL SAWIMi 8110P. Wood Turnim; in nil its branches, in city style and at city prices, livery variety of Cabinet and Carpenter work cither on hand or turned to order. Bed Posts, Balusters, Roselts, Shit and Quar ter Mouldings, TaMe Leu?., Newell Posts, Put terns, Awning Posts, Wagon Hubs, Columns, Round or Octagon Chisel Handles, etc. IS This shop is iii STRAWBERRY AL LEY, near Third Street, and as we intend to please all our customers who want good work done, it is hoped that all (he trade wil' give us a call. 0" Tcn-rin und Ten-Pin, Balls made to or der or returned. The attention of Cabinet Makers ond Carpen ters is called to our new stvlc of TWIST MOULDINGS. Printer's Kitiiets at 1 per 100 feet. W. O. HICKOK. February 7, 18.2. ly. AVM. M'CAltTY, li O () K S K I. 1. K H , .Market Street, SUNBURY, PA. H'ST received nnd for sale, a fresh supply of I " i.vi(ji:licu, nirsic or Pinging Schools. He is also opening at this time, a large assortment of Books, in every branch of Literature, consisting of Poetry, History, Novels, Romances, Scientific Works, Law, Medicine, School and Children' Hooks, Bibles ; School, Pocket and Family, both with and without Engravings, and every of vari ety of Binding. Prayer Books, of all kinds. Also just received and for sale, Purdons Di gest of the laws of Pennsylvania, edition of 1851, price only $6,00. Judge Reads edition of Blackstonct Commen taries, in 3 vols, g vo. formerly sold at $10,00, and now offered (in fresh binding) at tho low price ofSG.OO. A Treatise on tho laws of Pennsylvania re specting the estates of Decedents, by Thomas F. Gordon, price only 81,00. Travels, Voyages and Adventures, all ol which will bo sold low, either for cash, or coun try produce. "February, 21, 1852. tl. 0STEIiSl THE undersigned is thankful for past fa vors and hopes to continue in the confi dence of his old costomer and friends and the nublio Generally. He is now in daily re ceipt of the best of Baltimore Oysters, put up DV A. Held, Ji,sq., WHO is ceieuru-tmj lur put tinir nn a rood article. His oysters are open ed the same morning, they leave for this place and are consequently only about 16 hours on the way. He can send oyslers all directions by singes, boat nnd other convey ances. Price cans 81,25, half cans 624 cents. N. R. -Apply at the residence of the sub scriber or at Lee's, or Haas's Hotel. ' PHILIP SHAY. Northumberland, Oct. 16, 1852. tf. R COHNELU'B. I. F. DAKF.lt. W. C. BAKKH. Cornelius, linker "fy Co., MANUFATURKH8 OF Lamps, Chandeliers, Gas Fixtures, &c. (STORE NO. 176 CHESTNUT 6T Mwwfactory No. 181 Cherry St., PHZX.ASEZ.rHZA. - April 10, 1852. tf. Lycoming Mutual Insurance Company. DR. J. D. MASSEH is the local agent for the above Insurance Company, in Northumber land county, and is at all times ready to effect Insurances against lire on real or personal pro perty, er renewing policies for the same. Sur.bury, April 26, 1861 if, THE CAItRIEIl'S ADDRESS to the Pali wis of the SUNBURY AMERICAN. January 1st 1853. Patrons of the American ! give ear, And that you may understand, us well as hear, Ju?t let me say, Tht lo day, You've got j our can ier (or the devil) lo pay How punctually, and how well He has served you all, Through ruin and snow and sleet and hail You know full well. And Iheiefore I need not tell. But this much let me slate, Before it grows loo late, Nor think it all tneie vapor ; That you never can conceive. Much less, believe, The loil, the trouble and the pains, The amount of pen nud ink and brains, It weekly lakes, To servo ou wiih u decent papet. But let lh:s p,is, as ihere :s much to say On this eventlul day, In tn y peculiar way Much graver subjects lor my pen. Death! has stalked through tho land, And wilh palsied hand, Has laid low our greatest men. Those iip iii whose words, old and young, And listening Senates liur.a Whose praises were on every tongue Have gone To that bourne, From whence no traveler can return. No more tho gallant Clay, wiih manly form, Will lake his stand. And wiih ou'.sticlchcd hand, Point out l he way, In sunshine and in slurm, No mure will his clarion voice be heard, Wilh ils silvery tones, Musical as a bird His Hashing wit and sarcastic? ire, Burning, as wiih living coals of tire, Every traitor, upon whom lie piouounccd a tiuilois doom. And Webster ton New England's sturdy son, That man of massive mind Anil aiant thought, Who iilwajs brought, Wilh crushing force, His mountain intellect, This greet Union lo protect, And lo unhorse All traitors, or demagogues, Who dared lo rise Against the Union or the Compjomise. Near Marshfieid's rugged shore, Wilhin the murmur anil ihe roar Of the ocean wave. ' In liis narrow cell forever laid" Bnieaih Ihe elm trees sha le, iTIie patriot, statesman, now lies at rest, Willi all his country's honor blest. Bui let us turn lo the living, And leave the dead, To sep, what can be said Of those I hat remain On this sublunary sphere. Some made great By nature, And some by fate And Sijrno no greater than they appear. Perhaps, in Older, the next ereat event, Was Ihe election ol our President. When Gen. Pieiee, wiih tremendous sway, Triumphed over "Old Chippew a" When Ihe smoke of the battle was o'er And the victory fairly won, Leaving the old chief, With scaice a single gun, Ho rubbed his eyes, Wilh great surprise, And wondered how il was Joue. A friend at his side Quickly replied. 'The ihing is perfectly plain" If you'l allow me lo explain You have never learned to run. And who is Pieice 1 some ardent whig ex claims, What sei nb horse What nag is he ? VVh.it ore his claims. Or w hat hid pedigiee ? Who thus runs o'er the course Asainsl Virginia's chivalry. "Who is General Pierce" ; is it that You wish lo know ? Replied a sturdy democrat, Lying low. Just ask Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, New Yoik and New Jersey Louisiana and Floiida,, Virginia and Iowa, Illinois, lndiauna, California, Alabama, Connecticut, Maryland, And Texas, l tie laity land, New Hampshire and Hold, hold ! enough; Mr. whig replied, You've quite restored my eight, I now see through this mmky cloud. But tell me, is it polile, To answer a civil ques!ionquita So thundering fast and loud 1 But I'll say no moic, And close the door, On every theme but this, That is to say, on this happy day, If you are willing, I'll take a Quabter, Or even a siiling Rather lhan I shoufd miss" Now friends and patrons, irreat and small, 1 wish "a happy New Year" to you all. itftocrltauroujs sttattrr. From the New York Tr.bune. THE "SPIRITUAL" PHENOMENA. Having heard, sometime since, that cer tain very remarkable occurrences in con nection with the alleged "Spiritual Mani festations" of our day, had been witnessed by Hon. James F. Simmons, late U. S. Sc nator from Rhode Island, and widely known as peculiarly fitted for keen and clear sighted observation, we lately applied to a Literary friend in Providence, who, as we knew, had taken a deep interest from the outset in these 'Manifestations,' for a true account of Mr. Simmons' experience in the premises. Her answer which we think will repay a careful reading is as (ollowi : Providence, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1852. Horace Greeley, Esq. Dear Sir: 1 have had no conversation with Mr. Sim mons on the subject of your note until to day. I took an early opportunity of ac quainting him with its contents, and this morning he called on me to say that he was perfectly willing to impart to you the particulars ot his experience in relation to the mysterious writing performed under his very eyes in broad day liht, ly on invisible agent. In the fall ol 1S50, several messa ges were telegraphed to Mrs. Simmons, through the electric sounds, purporting to come from her step-son, James D. Sim mons, who died some weeks belore in Ca lifornia. The messsges were calculated to stimulate curiosity and Lad to an attentive observation ol the phenomena. Mrs. S., having heard that messages in the hand writing of deceased persons Were sometimes written through the same medium, asked if her son would give her this evidence of liis identity. She was informed (throurli Ihe sounds)" (hat the attempt should be made, and was directed to place a slip of paper in a certain drawer at the house of the me dium, and to lay beside i,t her own pencil, which liau been given her by the deceased. Y ecks passed, and although frequent inqui ries were made, no wrilintr was found on the paper. Mrs. Simmons, happening to Call at tllM llmio.J nni .'i, n mn, r, ..A kit ner nusuanii, made the usual inquiry and received the usual answer. The drawer rawer had been opened not two hours before, and nothing was seen in it but the pencil lvini on the blank paper. At the suggestion of Mrs. S. however, another investigation was made, and on the paper was now found a few penciled lines resembling the hand writing of the deceased, but not so closely astosaliofy the mother's doubt?. Mrs. S. handed the paper to her husband. lie thought there was a slight resemblance, but should probably not have remarked it had the writing been casually presented to him. Had the signature been given, he could at once have decided on the resemblance. He proposed, if Ihe spirit of his son were in deed present, as alphabetical communica tions received through the sounds affirmed liiiii to be, that he should then and there aliix lii-i signature to the suspicious docu ment. In order to facilitate the operation, Mr. S. placed Ihe closed points of a pair of scis sors in the hands of the medium and drop ped his pencil through one of the rings or boughs, the paper being placed beneath. Her hand presently began to tremble and it was with difficulty she could retain her hold of the scissors. Mr. Simmons then took them into his own hand, and again dropped his pencil through the ling. It could not readily be sustained in this posi tion. After a few moments-, however, it stood as if firmly poised and perfectly still. then brtrin slowly to move. .1r. .V. saw the letters traced lenadh his eyes. The words Jaii:s D. Simmons were distinctly and deliberately written, and the handxrri- iinq was n facsimile of his son's signature. Hut what Mr. S. regards as the most aston ishing part of this seeming miracle is yet to be told. Bending down to scrutinize the writing more closely, he observed just as the last word was finished that Ihe top of the pen cil leaned to the right. He thought it was about to slip through the ring, but to his infinite astonishment, he saw the point slide slowly bach along Ihe word 'Simmons,' till it rested over the letter i, where it deliberate ly imprinted a dot. This was a punctilio utterly unthought of by him; he had not noticed the omission, and was therefore en tirely unprepared for the amendment. He suggested the experiment, and hitherto it had kept pace only wilh his will or desire ; but how will thos" who deny the agency of disembodied spirits in these marvels, as cribing all to the unassisted powers of the human will, or to the blind action of elec tricity how will they dispose ot this last significant and curious fact. The only pe culiarity observable in the writing was that the lines seemed sometimes slightly broken as if the pencil had been lilted and then set down again. Another circumstance I am permitted to relate which is not readily to be accounted for on any other theory than that of a spi ritual agency. Mr. S. who had received no particulars of his son's death until sever al months after his decease, purposing to send for his remains, questioned the spirit as to the manner in which the body had been disposed of, and received a very mi nute and circumstancial account of the means which had been resorted to for its preservation, it being at the time unburied. Improbable as some cl these statements seemed, they were, after an interval of four months, confirmed as literally true Dy gentleman, then recently returned from California, who was with young Simmons at the period of his death. Intending soon to return to San Francisco, he called on Mr. Simmons to learn his wishes relative to the final disposition of his son's remains. 1 took down these particulars in writing by permission of Mr. s., during his relation ol the facts. I have many other narratives of a like character from persons of intelli gence and veracity, hut they could add nothing to the weight ol that wlncli 1 nave lust reported to you. An eminent clergy man oi tne episcopal i.nurcii saiu, uoi ma r.i ti i I. I i ny days ago, to one of his communicants who had unwittingly become a medium, "When I talked with vou a year since in relation to this matter, I was disposed to think that the whole thing might be resol ved in a combination of mesmeric influence, imposition, collusion and credulity; now I am constrained to adopt a very disagreea ble alternative, and to believe that it is a device of the arch-fnemv. a orii roLAti stix. It has previously been announced, that Dr. Kane, who is now a Lieutenant in ihe United Slales Navy, has been assigned ihe command of the Advance, one of Ihe vessels of the expedilion which, through the liberal ity of Mr. Henry Grinncll, of New York, and Mr. l'eabody, of London, is lo be short ly despatched in search of Sir John Frank lin. Dr. K., in a lecture delivered by him, before Ihe Geographical Society of New York, advocated ihe theory of an open Polar Sea and cited ns fao!s to sustain the theory, among other things, that ihe esluaiies of Baffin's and Hudson's Bay, nud Bhering's Slrait, indicate tho existenco of a Polar Basin, having an active supply and dis charge, as well ns ait internal circulation ; tho intercommunication of whales between tho Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as shown by Maury ; ihe increaso of waimlh in many places in very high latitudes; the initiation of unimals, and the llighl of bird of passage some of which incubate in regions of un known iioithuess ; llio phenomena of the Polar diifi. which indicates thai the thaw commences on the northern n rid no! on ihe southern side. His p'an of search is based upon tho probable extension of ihe land masses of Greenland to ihe far north ; a view yet lo be demonstrated by actual ex ploialion, but sustained by the analogies of physical geoguiphv. Believing in such an extension, in endeavoring to reach the open , , t, , ,. , ,. ' ' . . " i""-" " " all, are supposed to be, ho proposes to reach by vessels the huhust attainable point of j Baihu's Bay, as tha most eligible site of reaching tho North Pole. Fiom thence ho will push oveilnnd with a paily of thirty j men, piovided wilh Fledges, Esquimaux j ilngs, a couple of launches on boats, n sup j ply of dried meat, packed in cases, and fol lowing me lrea:l ol the coast, endeavor to reach the op?n water. "Once there," ex claims the lecturer, with noble ardor, "wu launch our links boats, and bidding God speed us, embark upon ils waters." The Whekli.nu Uridug Public attention will soon be called lo tho rernaikable con flict between the United States Supreme Court and Ihe legislative branch of Ihe Gov ernment, in the Wheeling bridge case. The Couit, by a decree at ils lale session, afler a .e-heaiing of ihe case, decreed that llio biidge should be removed, as an obstruc tion to the navigation, or elevated to a cer tain heig'il, and then allowed a certain time wilhin which ihe bridge company should comply with llio teims of llio decree. Con gress, al the lale si shoii, and after the ad journment of Iho Court, constituted tho bridge a post-road, wilh a view lo save tho bridge and evade the decree. They under take to legalize what Ihe judiciary has deci ded to be a nuisance. In February, the U. Slates Maii-hal will proceed to execute Ihe decree, and niinmon a posse, ami, if need be, call upon Ihe President for military aid. The Governor of Virginia, on ihe other hand will resist the execution of tha decree, and employ the militia for that purpose. There is a clash of nuthoiity between co-ordinate branches of ihe Government, and in w hich Slales are deeply iuloiesled on one side and the other. Whether Congress or the Court is to yield is Ihe question. Baltimore Sun, Dec. 27. Knbki.i.sc tu Ladies. One of the diollest occurrence in the annals of gallantry, is rela led of Gibbon, the historian, who was short in stature and fat. One day being alone with tho beautiful Madame do Crouus, he dropped on his knees before her, and made a declaration of love in tho most passionate terms Tho astonished lady ejected his suit and requested him lo rise. The abashed historian remained on his knees. "Ilise, Mr. Gibbon, 1 beseech you, rise" Mr. Gibbon still kept bis postuie. "Mr, Gibbon, will you have the goodness to get upl" -'Alas, madam," faltered tho unlucky lover "I can not.-' Ho was too fat to regain his feet without asssistanee. Madame do Crouas rang the bell, and said to her seivaul, "lift up Mr. Gibbon." A Clergyman, named G. J. Garretson, lale pastor of ihe Dutch Hefoimed Church, at Lodi, N. Y., i at present confined in the County Jail under ihe following circuinstan ces. About a year since he was prosecuted by he Overseers of Ihe Poor, of iho town of Lodi, for the maiutaiiiance of a child of a young gill who had lived in his lamily loi several mouths pievious, and-whose oath as cribed ils paternity to Ihe Reverend gentle man. The case was tried, and the accused hold lo bail lor ihe eupporl of ihe child. Subsequently, the case was carried lo the County Courl, where il was tried ill August last. Efforts were mado lo invalidate I lie tertimonv of Ihegiil. but in vain. He was held for ihe suppoil of the child by a majori of the bench. Though reputed to be a man of wealth, he refuses lo give bonds, and adapts Ihe alternative of taking up his abode in the County prison. Ihe tales County Whig says he protests, as he always has, his entire innocence, and says that he regards Ihe mother as the piime conspirator for Ihe procurement of his downfall. The girl has recently died. What is a Man 1 A thing to waltz with to flirt with, to lake you to the theatre, to laugh at, to be married lo, to pay one s bills, and to keep one coinfoitable. We are sorry to be obliged to say that many young ladies of Ihe present day consider this a true den nition. THE MAMMAL SHOW. I Fio:n ihe Southern nnd Southwestern Sketches-Published by J. W. Randolph, Richmond. The following sketch, taken from the Ala bama Journal, of a 'few' who really did see Ihe 'Elephant,' is by Ihe graphic .feather of Johnson J. Honpet, a native of the old North, but now practising Law in Chambere and the adjoining countiesof Alabama. We consider him, next to Longslreet, the best delineator of country life, manner, and customs: The monotony of our villiage life was agreeably broken, on lasl Monday, by the advent nf Raymond's Menagerie. Not ihe juveniles only, but the whole adull popula tion, male and female, wilhin five miles of the Courl House, were alive with excitement. Tho North wind whs culling ns a note shaver, bul in spile of lhal and the supposed scarcity of coin the 'davilion' was thronged. A more mutely assemblage 1 never saw Iho ani mals were nothing in ihe comparison and in point of decorum the spectalms mi"ht have taken lessons fiom Ihe Griely Bear. It was the only public nssembly that I ever heard of in the connlry which iho presence of Indies did not control into pinpricty of speech and manners. Even the professional beast tamers themselves. Mr. and Mrs Schaffer, failed to subdue Ihe rampant ani mals outside the cages. r The Elephant was tho great point of at traction, as usually. Many were tho remarks ciled by its immenee size and docility. '1 want his hide and frame for a com crib,' aid a fellow from Pan Handle Beat. Save me bis ears for skeils lo my old wag- in saddle,' remarked another. Goodness gracious,' ejaculated a sallow girl, with a dirty blue ribbon around a dirty ow neck, was it oorned with that ugly vinke-thintr stuck to its face?' It's got a'inost the least har to as much idc thai I ever seed,' quoth Jerry Brumbe low.' Whar do they raise 'em V asked some honest searcher after knowledge. 'Nol here not here in this (llic) country,' replied Jim McGaffey, with a would-be-sober hake of the head. 'Vhar, then V 'That animal,' said Jim, who was very drunk, 'lhat nuimal wasn't raised in Iho Is- and (hie) of Ameriky. It comes all the way from (hie) Ireland.1 Give us your ham!, my friend, exclaimed old Tom Martin, wiih an ironical air, 'give your hand for the true words yo're tellin' the boys. Don't you see the crealm s fut 1 tok at this fut? Sara 'twas made for the Jogs of the ould country !' This thing, tho', is bul a heifer, as ye may pay. W Hal would ye say, n ye count see a giniwine gtown up Airish Bull?' Satis! jam satit'.' soliliqnized a corpulent lawyer, as he walked up, unconscious latiniz- ihe spiiit of Tom Haines' remark on a similar occasion, made lo Tom Jefferson. They adjourned lo tho vicinity of ihe Li on g cage 'Why didn't they shurr (shear) that crit ter's fore parts, as well as his hind one?' Ask ed some one. You see,' said his keeper, a man wilh lingo whiskers, and a green blanket coat he's got a breast complaint, and we were aliaid of increasing his cold.' Well bo granny. 1 did notice he was Aocirsc, w hen he hollered, awhile ago.' Whar did ho come from, Jim ?' said one of the cmwd. From Ireland, too, be Jabers said old Tom the Irishman, taking the word out of Jim's mouth 'Didn't he McGaffey?' 'I Judge (hie) did,' said Mack. 'I'll lake my corp'ral of il,' relumed Mar tin; 'the groves of Blarney is hill ol em !' Presently the crowd . was ordered back, and Mr. and Mrs. Schafer entered the cage wilh the lion, tiger and other animals. 'That takes Billy's horns clean smooth off to the scull now don't it?' said Tom litis- 'Its tho first time I ever seed ihe likes, and I'm sixty-five come fall,' rcmaiked an old gray-headed man. 'Is it a rail woman in the: ?' asked a skep tical dirl-ealer. 'Why, you see,' said Jim McGatTey, 'its a rale woman, but she's goi gieal sperets. Some people, tho,' (hie) think Iheso show peoplo (hie) ain't regular human, no how.' 'No more, and they ai-i'l' said old Tom. 'What are ihey then ?' . 'Airish, lo be sure !' 'Well ain't ihe Irish human ?' 'Devil the bit of it !' responded old Tom, 'they're all subjects of the Queen of Gnat Britain.' That's (hie) a fact,' said Jim McGaffey; and the point was eellled. Mrs. Schafer shook her whip at the ijger which dashed by her, and crouched in a cor. ner of the cage, growling furiously. Take care, the bar legs, the old boy's rat tling his chain as my old woman tells Dick, when he cries,' said John Davis. ,i ,ay( John,' observed a half worn out man in a slouched hat '1 ain't no objeciion to lhat woman showin' off hei legs lhat way ; but it Betsy was to.' 'Let Betsey's name alone you lazy good-for-nothing,' interrupted a sharp nosed fe male, with ore child in her arms, aud ano ther at her knee, 'let Betsey's name alone, goodness knows! she can get along without sich notice as that. 'twas the blessed Eliza both herself 'and come here and tote Jack. Hei the've been, scroug'.n' and running' over ihe poor child all day and yon a jiwin j thtr! und a talking about you know not wnal! Its only the Lord's mercy the elephant didn't tromp on him, and squash him to death. Come along !' The hii pecked meekly obeyed ; took Ja cob into Ins paternal aims; and I ceased to lake notes. The Tuwer of London is an ancient roy. al fotlress, not subieel to the ordinary con trol of the army oflice. The garrison is un der the immediate command of the sover eign. It is Queen Vicloiia's particular furt, and all the orders issued are by direct man date, through Ihe Secretary of War, and not from the military service. To cany on this government there is a Constable with his depulies, at a cost of .4,000 Hy $20,000 a year. Of these, only one deputy is resident, and his duty is to lake care of "the key." He is therefore a sort of a gate keeper, and this is all the duty done for w hich the coun try pays 20,P00 per annum. The cere monies are amusing. Every night the guard or watchmen turn out at midnight in proces sion, lo the oflice of tho Major lhat is the title. The call is made, "Who goes '.here?'' "Keys," is the reply. 'What keys?" 'Queen Victoria's keys." ' Pass Queen Vic loria's keys." "God save Queen Vicloiia" and ihe night work is over. Tho Major lakes the keys, and his snperiots, who never come there, get fat salaries for doing even less. Among the well paid officers about ihe tower is a physician for State prisoners, although there has nol been one there since Sir Francis Burdett ; and one small one is a 10 salary for a man to pull a bell where there is none. We do not think lhat such abuses would be allowed long to exist in a country where republican institutions prevailed,, and whore there were no privileged orders whose inter ests were subserved by them. New York Extravagance. The New York Express says : The extravagance the city, and the people of the city are going into, exceeds any thing in our previous his tory. Costly houses of 75,000 and $100, 000 with furniture, mirrors, carpeting, pic ture?, frescoes, kc , to malch, ore not un common but their are dinners, soirees fetes, dresses, &c, lo match. We hear of balls the past week, in which diamonds and emeralds were worn worth $30,000, on the person. Thousand dollar diesses are not uncommon. Dinner parties aro spoken of when ladies appear in cloaks embroidered with peails, &c. What are we coming to ? An Important Invention.. Gen. Crosby, of Chautauque, is well known to the lumber woild as the inventor of seveiul useful im provementa in the sawing departments. His last invention is a long sought desideratum a citcular saw for sowing clapboards and pa nel stuff; or, in other winds, for splitting plank or board to any desired thinness. Tho process, now in general use, is cumber some and slow, comparatively, three hundred feel an hour being deemed fast woik. This saw will do a thousand feet per hour, straight or bevelled; and is, in its construction, neat and compact. Workers in wood will appre ciate the importance of such a machine. One of them would be a handsome fortune to any man Albany Evening Jour. We learn from the Observer that tho Rev James Calvert expired in ihe pulpit, while engaged in the performance of religious service, at Orion, Catterangns county, N. Y., a short timo since. Ho was reading from the 13th chapter of St. Luke, and after ut tering tho words, "I will arise and go to my ." exclaimed. "O, my friends !" fell down in ihe pulpit, and almost instantly expired. Gen. Pierce's California Ring. Tho Boston Transcript says of this ring: It is of the purest gold, weighs 174 ounces, und would be a very becoming ornament for the little finger of the "King of Giants," of whom we read in fairy lales. The ring is beauti fully chased, and has a number of uppropii ate representations of scenes chaiaclerislic of the modern Opuir. They musl have ar lists of Ihe fust order of skill in San Francis co, to have produced such a work. The cost was about jfiOOO, ni.d Iho value of ihe gold is upwards of 51200. By touching a spring, a lid llies up, and you see imbeded various specimens ul California oies. This marvell ous ring is well worth teeing. Perhaps il is not geneially know,?, ns il should be, thai salt put in llio mouih, will instantly relieve ihe convulsive movements in fits, either of children or animals. An extraordinary rise has Uken p'aco in France, in the pi ice of brandy. This i partly owing to the falling off in this year's vintage, and partly the demand from Aus tralia. The Bloomer costume is again itching for a "rage." Wilhin a week past, some half dozen ambitious females have pautalooaed il in silk and satin in Boston. A recent biblical wiiter mentioiis as a sin gular fact in human nature, lhat when men fall Ihey love company, bul when they rise they always prefer to stand aloua. Corn Bread. Tha following is said lo be a new and good receipt for making Corn Broad : "One quail of sour milk; two tablespoon- fuls of salaralus; four oz. of butler; three eggs: three lablespoonfuls of flour ; aud corn meal sufficient to make a stiff batter." MV WIFE is THE cai se of it. li L now more than forty years ago that Mr. L called at the house of Dr. B one very cold morning, on his way to II . "Sir," said the Doctor, "ilia weather is very frosty ; will you nol have somelhiug to drink befoie you starl ?" In that early day, aulent spirits were deemed indispensible to warmih in the win ler. When commencing a journey, and at every slopping place along the road, the traveller always used intoxicating drinks to keep him warm. "No," said Mr. L , "I never touch any thing of the kind, aud I will tell you tho reason -, mu wife is the cause of it. I had been in the habit of meeting some of our neighbors every evening, for the purpose of playing cards. We assembled at each other's shop, and liquors were introduced. After a while we met not so much for play ing ns diiuking, and used to return home late in the evening more or hss intoxicated. My wife always met me at ihe door affec tionately and when 1 eluded her for silling up so late for me, she kindly replied, "I prefer doing so, for I cannot bleep when you are out." "This always troubled me ; 1 wished in my heait that she would only begin to scold me, for Ihen I could have retorted and re. licved my conscience. But she alway, met mo, wilh Iho same gentle aud loving spirit. "Things passed on thus for some timea when 1 was at last resolved that I would, by remaining veiy iate and returning much in toxicated, provoke her displeasure so much as to lecture me, when I meant to answer her wilh severity, and thus by creating an other issuo between us, unburden my bosom of ils present trouble. "1 returned in such plight about four o'clock in the morning. She mut me at tho door with her usual tenderness, and said, "Come in husband : 1 had just been making a warm fire for you, because I knew you would bo cold. Take off your boots and warm for your feet, aud here is a cup of hot coffee." "Doctor, that was too much. I could not endure it any longer, and I resolved that moment lhal moment that I would never louch another drop while I live, and I never will. He never did. He lived aud died practi cing total abstinence from all intoxication drinks, in a village- which intemperance has raged as much as any other in this Slate. That man was my father and that woman my mother, the lact above related 1 re ceived from tho doctor of my native village not long since. May we not safely assert thai were there more wives like my blessed mother, there would bo fewer confirmed drunkards ? A SEASONABLE HECEIPT. Rendering Lard. One of the best House keeper in the county of Philadelphia, has communicated to us Ihe following receipt for rendering lard, which was obtained from Charleston, and which possesses many im portant advantages over the common mode, It is simply to put in the kettle before the lard say fire pints of ley made of hickory ashes, to a common barrel kettle, (generally holding less than a barrel.) The advantages of this aro, lhat the lard renders easier, 6c comes much witsr, is sweeter, and will keep longer. This melhod has been pursued for several years, with tho highest satisfaction. Editor Telegraph. Js Slavery a Sin ? Six hundred and six ty thousand five hundred and sixty three slaves are owned in this country by minis ters of the gospel and members of ihe dif ferent churches, viz : 219,563 by the Me thodists, "7,000 by ihe Presbyterians, 125,- 000 by the Baptists, 88;000 by ihe F.pisco- palians, 101,000 by the Campbellites, and 50,000 by other denominations, Young Trees. Take away all stubble, grass or weeds from their stems, so that mice may not find materials for their nests; then bank ihe lrees with clear earth, and they are ready for winter. Where trees stand in mowing ground it will be well to clear away the grass roots and throw fine manure or loam close to their tiunks. This will keep mice away, ami be a good fertiliser when spread early in the spring. Worth Rem embhisu. Reese's Medical Gazette says, ' In case of any burn or scald, however extensive, all ihe acute suffering of ihe patient may be at once aud permanently relieved, and lhat in a moment, by sprinkling over the surface a thick layer of wheat flour." President Fillmore. The New York Journal of Commerce states that an effort ia making on the part of the friends of Mr. Fill more, and of the American Colonization So ciety, lu constitute him a life Director of the same, by raising one thousand dollars, to be appropriated to assisting emigrants to Liberia while a suitable tribute of respect is ihua paid to Ih retiring President. Franklin and Marshall Colieues The difficulties in the way of the Union of Franklin and Marshall colleges are about to bo overcome. Last week, tha subscription by the citizens of Lancaster city and county of $25,000, rendered necessary by Ihe act incorporating the Joint Insiiiution, wa con pie ed, and the money deposited in Bank.