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SUNBURY AMERICAN AND SHAMOKIN JOURNAL.
mt.D Ronnr.nv. f BuncLAns Wot'RDKO. One of the most da ring n n.l villainous attempts at robbery that have Inken place in Ihiscily for finmlMT of yeais, occurred nt an early hour on Saturday tnnrniur, nt ths usidence of. Mr... William Wiiplii, No. 13 south Ninth utieel, below Lombard. "Our -readers ' no doubt, tetiem br that sometime in December, 1819, lh dwelling of Mr Wright was broken open by a gang of black burglar, who attacked him in a mom violent manner, during wllirh ho ' was severely injured, and tome of the bur ylai were badly hurt. Since that event, Mi Wright hasadopted extraordinary precautions .ugainst similar occurrences, among which wastho nlaeinir a bell at the head of hi bed. oad so "ananpeJ that when the back door of his dwelling was opened the boll Would ling. The following are the particular of the rob bery !-About two o'clock, on S-iu.diiy morn ing, Mr. Wright was awakened by the ling, ing of ths beil; and knowinsr at once that iho teor door had been opened, he immediately dressed hirr..elf and went down stoi.s into his dining room. Before (H '""" .ho armed himself with a "six barrelled revolver, and a tort of j.-ivelic, formed or a piece ofgas pipe pointed ot tho end, uuJ . scented to his wrist by a ihoi.g. The burglars hud effected their entinnce into the kitchen, mid Mr. W. could distinctly hear them talking together and biting with an ttngnr into tho door tending from lite kit chen into the dining room. This djor was kepi bolted, and, profiting by pint cxpeti ence, the precaution o! having it lined on tho inside) with sheet iron had boon ado,ved.--The villians found the bit s'.rmk i::nitist tho iron lining and that it was impossidlti to cul through it, and they were compelled to icsort to other measures. Curiously enough, the scoundrel, in opcia ting tipon this door, bored directly through u piece of wood which had been fitted into the huto bored by the burglars in 1349. The partition in which the doorway is lo catcd ii composed of lnth nod plaster, the burglais cut a hole thiough this, and one of them, putting his hr.nd through the npeilure thus made, unbolted the door. Four rough looking villians seemingly ranging from twenty-five to thirty-five years ol age, then, entered the dining room. Mr. Y. posted himself behind an orange tree in t"-ic hall, where hti'ould unobserved watch their move ments while in the Oining room. The vil lians then lit the gas and commenced delib erately to ransack the room in search of vul. uablcs, helping themselves to brandy and lo such other refreshments as they could find. After a lime two of tho men went up stairs, leaving tho other two in the dining-room Mr. W. knowing that the chambets of the members of his family weie kept locked, and ' that no person was in his, (Mrs. Wright is absent from the city,) suffered the two vil lians to ascend the staits without disturbance. Soon one of this twain, who remained down stairs, and who appeared to bo a leader of .the g.iinr, gave to his fellow a boulder stunei weighing about two pounds, and tuld him, with a strong Scotch accent, to take it up ttairs and "ivo it to the maisler," admon ishing him at the same time with an oath, to "give it to him right." Mr. W. thinking this was a favorabjc mo ment for an attack, rused into the dining room and made at one of the villains with his j ivelin. The fellow attempted to defend himself with a formidable looking butcher ki.ife with a shaip blade, about ten inches in len-ilh. The handle of this weapon Mr. W. struck as it uns thrust at him, and the bro ken portion can now be plainly seen. Mr. W. immediately cau'4iltlie fellow and thtew 3 . him headlong on the floor. The second bur glar rushed lo the aid of his comrade, and was greeted wilh a shot fiom the revolver, but il is uncertain w hether the load look effect. Thn noiso of the scuffle, and the shouts of Mr. W. alarmed the two burglars who were tip slaiis lansaeking the house, and they im mediately rushed down to the assistance of their companions. Tho fight now became frightful, and Mr. Wright, was compel led lo defend himself against Ihe four bur. glars, who cut at him with their knives and stiove to kill him. Five shols were fired from the revolver tho sixlh missing fire and ihe javelin was not kept idle. Mean- time, a lad, a son of Mr. W. hearing the noise, shouted murder lustily, and ihe follows made ihe best of their way o.T, but not with out having tuslained some severe wounds. Mr. W. states that he fiied a shot at one of the ruffians while struggling wilh him, and that he held his pistol closo to tha back of . the neck of the Utter when ho fiied,aud lhat tho collar of his coat was thus set on fue. The pai dally burnt collar was found in (he room after ll.o baltle. cone-ciow ned drub wool hat was aNo fnund with the lim ut Ihe lear scorched. The crow n of this hat bears a heavy maik of Mr. W.'s prowess the sido is cul through evidently by a heavy blow uf the javelin. The lining is stained w ilh blood, and a clol of gore on the inside has a luck of lung red hair malted in it. Fiom the manner in which the hat is cut, nud tiom mark inside, a very serious wound must hdve been inflicted on Ihe libber. Daring tho struggle with Ihe fellow whore clothes wero set on fire, the lulter exclaimed, ' D n it, we w ill both be burnt up! duu'i you see I'm on tire !" Mr .W. was somewhat tinged about ihe hair, and was almost suffo cated wilh smoke. Tho carpet was ulso tzorched. A black cloth cap was also found j lha in- d. it deeply stained w ith blood, ami the cap is torn by lha blows inflicted on the head of the w rarer- The skill of a blue fiock coat left in the loum, has a bullet hole in il in such a location a to rentier it almost t or lain thai the shot which caused it was lodg ed in the right thigh of the wearer, some w here about the hip joint. Abuut one-half of one leg of a pair of broad striped panta loon was torn off in the ttmggle, and wan left behind by the robbeii. A coaise eusfemler, wilb a respeetable tiled piece of a pair of daik clutU pautuluonJ hanging lo it, was alo left. . Other article wme left bhind by Ihe di tomfijtei vidians.. They were a fellow; A pair of heavy coarse boot; two inlru. inei.: fur flckie lock a lutitb of fal-' keys; an augur, with an inch and half bit J a boulder stone, beforo described ; h butcher knife, well shaipened, with a blade about ten inches long; a second knife of lha tame description, w ith a shorter blade, and a ra Eor lashed with twine, in a rough woodon handle. Several light articles wero taken by the thisves whilo up talrs. These, were after waul a found in "the ei,irt thai was lo,n' off from the eoat of the one that was hol to the 'hijri'. , - . ' At least ono of the villians escaped o) means of the fiont door, leaving it open.--The others escaped through the back Jnl and over the fence, into on alley-way in the rear. They could be tracked n, hort dis pute by tho blood which flowed fiom their wounds. They must be seriously hurt, and it is almost imposslbe, with such Wounds, for them lo escape detection. Mr. Wright will bo ablti to identify thorn if they are ar rested. Oiiieei Wood, of the Mayor's Special po lice, traced the blood lo tho vicinity ol Rlevcuth and South streets. From several circumstances, il is conjectured that a wagon was in waiting for tho bmglars in the alley way i i the tear. If such conveyance Was at Inn I, il must have afforded tsseiilial assist tanco to the retreating villians. Tw o of the buralars ate believed to be En glishmen, and one of the icmainiiig two is a Scotchman, , ' Mr. Wright has forltina!!y escaped willr out important injury. 1 1 is b;.i k is strained, ii ml a slight cut has b-oii inflicted upon one of his checks. The dining-room and'kitchen of his resideneo bi-ar maiks of blood, and the ceiling find wall of the hitler have bullet- marks upon them. Watchman Cunningham was at Eighth and Lombard streets w hen he heard the firing: he mil to the spot, anil found tho front door thiongh which one of the robbers had esoa ped open ; ho went in, giving his ratllo to a citizen ontsde to spring. Dir. W. could have obtained assistance in time, from the watchmen, had he gone Ironl ami given the alarm, lie chose, however, lo combat with the burglars single banded When his neighbors and the watchmen arri ved upon tho spot, he was completely pros trated by excitement and over-exertion. The weapons were grasped in his hands so light ly that his hold of them could with difficulty be loosened. Phtla. Sun. A Gbeat Wobk A tunnel is being con structed near Cincinnati, 10.000 fee! in length of w hich 8,000 feet are to be arched. It is justly regarded as among th greatest enter piisos of the kind in America. When com pleted, two railway tracks will be accommo dated to the heait of Cincinnati. Tho Woollen Mills of R. S. Denny, in Clnppville, Mass., were destroyed by fiio on Sunday night .' insurhd for SC0.O00. i o v c i q n cm G Arri vii I of rite 15 a 1 tic. Liti:r i'om pi-rope. Failure of Count Qrlaff's Mission With drav:al of the Russian Ministers from Lon don and Paris, New cmk, Feb. CO Tho mail steamer Baltic, with Liverpool dates to the 8th, arrived below last night. She brings the highly important information of ihe entire failure of Count Orlon"s mii-sion, and of ihe departure of the Russian Ambas- xnilnra frnm t.ninliiti nml Piria iKu Pv:..'o I i . , , r ' ,. last proposal boina finullv reiected. and al negoiiations broken nlV. EASTERN AFFAIKS. Paiiis, Feb. 7. The rumor of the ill success of Count Or ion's mission is now confirmed. Ho leaves diiiclly for St. Petersburg. Forseeiug ihe' same lebuiTat B.-rliu, ho will, doubtless, re fiain fiom visiting that capital. Il is said that the Seivi.111 government, yielding to tha suggestions of the Russian Consulate al Belgrade, will refusii to accept two firmans of (he Sullan, unless Uussia gives consent. Sr. PtTKRsBURcii, Jan. 29. Il is said that the Empeior, who is fully aware of Ihe pieseut position in which he is placed, w ill endeavor to avoid a general war, il ho can only preserve his honor and his rights. Tho influence of Count Nesscliodo is ug.iiu in Ihe ussendaut. Il is uUu said lint the Czar is about to write an autograph letter to the Queen ol F.nglarnl, in which he will endeavor to piove that he is not I lie uggtcstor. An im perial ukase confirms Ihe summoning to arms of all the reserves, ns well as soldiers on fur lough. ENGLWD. Seveial of tho Cunaid steamers have been taken i;p by the Engli.-h government to cany troop 13 Couslaiilinnple, 6000 men will go fiom England; othrrs will be taken up from the different stations, and ubuut 10,000 men will soou be collected lo form lha first purl of tho expedition; there is also no doubt, that a brigade of the Ouards will form a part of lha expedition. The 46ih Rigcmenl, tha) was und-r order for Australia, is now 1 hold ilsulf in readiness for loreign service, taking all the best men, and leaving all the young to,.lieia and recruits al home. UKEADSTUFFS. Liverpool, Feb. 7. Flour prices fell off Is. Western Canal Fli ur js quutod al 41s; Ohio at 42s 6d Holder are not pressing on the market. THE A II MY ON THE DANUBE. Omar Pasha has effected a most important movement, having crossed thn Danube wilh 00 000 men, and divided the Russian army, Ihe right wi g of which it at Kiajova, the loft at G.ilutz, and the centre at Bucharest. Omar erosied in person at Olteuiua, and at last account wat only Iwo days distance from Bucharest, where tho Russian force it weak The supposed object of Omai't movement wat lo attack the rear of the Russian army un its march from Kiajova against Kalafat. A dispatch received at the Turkish embassy i- dicalit prepaix'ioiit foi an attack by tbe Turks on Eiichan :. . , THE JMEFIC AIT. . . ... ATl'ltn.tY, FEimCARY 11. 18"t. II. B. MASSEIt, Editor and Proprietor. To AnvBSTirtSt.-.The circulation of the Suiibnry Ameiirnn amour the different towns on Ihe Susquehanna Is nut exceeded if equalled liy any paper published in Noitli em Pennsylvania. TDITOR'H TABLE. nusinris Notices. Guntt's I.mit's Book for March comes out with 100 psgrs and CG engravings, anil reading insttcr from CO contributors. The fashion plate is beautifully got up. Mr. CJodcy is determined to keep up the character of his Book. Hxspuat' MiuAZttft for February. -This valual'le periodical, we are pleased to tee, it al ready assuming its former appearance. Tho contents are of the most valuable and interesting character, and the illur.trntions of tho picsent number plainly indicate what it will be when again fairly under way. The Kiiiti-h Rf.views. "NYe have received from Messrs. Leonard Pcott & Co., New York, the last numlirrs of the Kiuniiiho and Noiith BiUTisu Kevikws. In the first we find an inter esting review of the memoirs of Charles James Fox, by Lord John Russcf a review of Thack eray's novcI4 of Vanity Fair, Ac. An interest ing article on the Ottoman Empire. In the North ISritith, there is an interesting article on Shnkspcnre AUo ono on Arago the French philosopher nud one on Herodotus. Glano. 13. 6. JJurlintr & Co., of Philadel phia, advertise for sale Mexican (Juano, an ex ccllent fertulixer. "Wal F.ira. llurton 5c I.nning, 124 Arch street, call the attention of dcalors to their assortment of Wall Paper. Roar.RT Stiiis of New York, wants 1000 Book agents. KP" Land Warrants. Persons having Land "Warrants for sale, can dispose ol them lor cash, by applying at this office. Op-The letter from our Baltimore cor respondent came to late lor tins' week. ZJ We are indebted to the Hon. C. M. Slraub, Hon. J. L. Dawson for Congres sional lavors. 0We are indebted to J. C. Kunkel, Esq., D. B. Montgomery and others for legislative di.cu'mi nls. IE7" t'r.. A. Yallercua.mc is in town, and will remain al the Lawrence House for about ten days. All those who wish to have operations on their teeth, will do well to consult him in time. Plt.lic Sale. The balance of the personal properly of Henry Masser, dee'd., will be sold to-morrow, (Saturday,) at the lale residence ol the deceased. IT The 22d of February, was celebra ted, as usual, in this place, by the parade of our military companies, the Dewart (luards and the Artillerists. There was a fair turn out and the day was fine. Some of our citizens went to Lewisburg to attend a Masonic nipper at that place. OCT" We have received from Aaron C. Fisher, Eq., Principal of the Mhflinbtirg Academy, a catalogue of the teachers, students, Sec, of that Institution, which, under Mr. Fishers auspices, seems to be in a flourishing condition. Mr. Fisher has both the ability and energy equal to the task assumed- The whole number of scholars is, males 78, females 25. 1X7" Snow at last. On Monday we were visited wilh a fall of enow that gave promise, for the first time this winter, to la-t more than twenty-four hours. The snow on the following morning measured about ten inches, and as it has fallen in the right sign ol the moon there is a prospect that we may yet have a little sleighing, thongh the near approach of spring admon ishes us that it cannot last long. Our citi zens are making the best of it, and the merry sleigh bells remind us of olden tim when good sleighing wa always a matter of course during the winter months. Since writing the above the warm wea ther of Tuesday and Wednesday finished the sleighing, but on Thursday morning it again blew up cold. E7 The ice on the Susquehanna broke up on Friday last. There was not much of arise in the river. Some of the ice from the branches was from 12 to IS inches thick, a n 3 piled up considerably at the up per end ol the town. The new Steam Tow and Ferry boat, lying at the shore im mediately opposite ihe Steam Saw Mill, wa ex'posed lo imminent, danger but escaped v.'ilhout any injury whatever. She wa hauled in close lo Ihe chore, and as the water has since fallen she ia now high and dry, and will have to remain to until the next freshet. The steamboat it so nearly finished that she could be made ready for service in a weeks lime. lV"TlIU SUSQUFHANNA R AIL ROAD Re- roRT. We have in type the report ot pen, Wm. F. Packer, late President of this company, which has been unavoidably crowded out of this week paper. MAD DOG. There was considerable eicitement in our town on Wedneiday last, in conse quence ol a mad dog pasting through, and biting upward of twenty dogs before he wssshot, The dog, we understand, be longed to Joseph Hoover, near Snydertown, about six miles from this place, and, it is said, bad been bitten nearly a year since, by a mad dog, which also passed through here. On Sunday lat a child of Mr. Solo mon Evert, a neighbor of Mr. Hoover, was bitten by the dog. The animal then left home, and bit a number of dogs in the country, and also a horse of Mr. George Oberdorf. He came into town on Tuesday afternoon, and while in his paroxisms snap ped at everything in his way. He had attacked a number ol dogs and been kicked oulol several dwellings, before any suspi cion was excited; which was not fully confirmed until Air. Evert came to town for medicine, for his child, a boy about four years old, who stated the circumstan ces. The dog escaped pursuit on Tuesday, and was chased again on Wednesday morn ing, when he took refuge, nearly exhausted, in a shed at the town mill, where Mr, Haas shot him. Some twenty or thirty of our dogs were killed on Wednesday, by the owners, some ol them favorites, and highly valued. In Centre county and in Berks, and also in the Mahanoys in this county, there have been rabid dogs for some time past. Yet there are some who express doubts in regard to the dog being rabid. This was also the case last March, yet, it is said, two dogs in this place became rabid some fiveor six months allerwards, and had to be killed. Too much caution cannot be used, and those who have dogs, in regard to which there are any grounds whatever, of having Tieen in contact with the rabid animal. should either kill them or secure them. Human lite is tuo valuable to be trifled with. Or?" The Snow Storm ol Monday last was much greater south and east than north and west ol us. At Baltimore the snow was two feet deep. In Philadelphia the roids were blocked up and the streets were impassable lor vehicles. The market houses were empty of everything but snow drifts. Thousands of men were at work removing it. The trains to New York and Baltimore did not arrive until next day. We received no mails from Philadelphia, either by way of flarrisburg or Pottsville, The cars came inanotit hall past ten at night, but there was no stage to take the passen gers or mails to Northumberland, The pasjenger were forwarded by the Railroad company lo Northumberland, and the mails were left until nest morning. The obsta cle was a snow six inches depn. Thi il i i : j ' irm' would not have been, inordinary winters, a serious impediment. But this j was the first snow ol the year, and took I the country by surprise, stage proprietors not excepted, hence it required time for 'consideration, to devise wavs and means to carry the mails, at the dead hour of eleven, two miles, through sis inches ot snow. Should this excuse be coldly re ceived at the department, it will be on account ol the shallowness of Ihe snow, not the excuse, of course. C7"Hon. Jamhs Pollock appears to be the most prominent of the whig candidates for Governor. Gen. Larimer of Pittsburg, is also a prominent candidate, but as the West has had the two last Governors, his claims will, no doubt, be deferred. Union county has selected a double set of dele gates, though bolh profess to be favorable to Judge Pollock. It is understood that the next whig can didate is expected to take the stump at Ihe laying is, which, of itself, it a t'.rong argu ment in the Jndi-e't favor. OCT Scsquch an a Railroad. An im portant ordinance was reported in Ihe Baltimore City Conncilt last week, having lor its object Ihe extension of aid lo the Susquehanna Railroad, and the consolida tion of the different rail roads into one company under the title of the "Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad Company ex tending from Baltimore lo Sunbury. The measure wa favnraM r.:...i and will, if finally adopted, tecure Fi . j v. v v I "Til j Hundred thousand dollars for the comple tion ol the road bem-een this place and llarrisburg. fX7 Lackawanna and Bloomsburg Railroad. The Berwick Investigator saji that Ihe Capital Stock of this road has been secured, and that the entire work will be placed under contract during the coming season. This-road will pass down the west side of the Susquehanna river from Pittston to Bloomsburg, a distance of about fifty miles, connecting the great railroad routes ol Ihe northwest, and those of the southwest. It will connect, by an easy grade, the coal fields of Wyoming and Lackawanna, with the limestone and iron fields ol Columbia and Montour. ID" A bill has passed the House of Rep resentatives at llarrisburg, allowing Con stables $1 50 per day for their attendance at township and general election-. !D"The pricei of coal delivered in boati in the spring, at the Wyoming mines, art fixed at $1,50 for lump, and $1,75 per ton for prepared coal. ' These rates are an ad vance of 25 cents per ton on tbe ppening rates of last spring. tt" David Taggart, Esq., of Northum berland, .we perceive by the following paragraph from the New York Sun, deliv ered an address before the National Poultry Society' in New York, on Friday last, which teems to have been a decided hit. We hope the success of our friend on the stage, will not induce him lo forsake the Bar lor "the toe and busk'n." National Poultry Socirrr. A meeting of this Society wat held yesterday in the Lecture room of Barnnm's Museum. P. T. Barnum presided, and II. MoCnrmick acted Secretary. A lurge audience was present. David Taggart of Pa , delivered an address, which was fully descriptive of Ihe various breeds of poultry, of the operation of the Society, and oT the general benefits which would result from il labor Il wa marked throughout with sparkling wit, and excited as much lauuhter and good feeling as ever was produced by the best playing of "Paddy the Piper" on Monsieur Burnum's stage. 03-Gov. Bigler postponed the execu tion of David Jewell, sentenced to be hung at Piltsburg, on Friday, the 10th inst., un til the bill relative to hi case is finally disposed ofby the legislature. (U Ladies Faib. A fair for the sale of fancy articles made by ladies of Danville connected with the Presbyterian church was held 011 Monday and Tuesday evenings of last week. The Danville pa pers say it was well attended. Amount taken in was $500. Nett proceeds, clear of expenses, about 375,00. PENXSYr.TAMA l-LGISLAlinE. Harhisuvrc:, Feb. 20, 1854. BILL READ IN PLACE. Mr. Kunkel, a bill authorizing the consoli dation of the York and Maryland Line, York and Cumberland and Susquehanna railroad companies, wilh each other and with the Baltimore and Susquehanna railroad compa ny, of Maryland, 10 bo called the Susquehan na railroad company. On motion of Mr. Kunkel, tho Senate took up Hunse bill No. 69, prohibitions muncipaj subscriptions by tho county of Nonhumber laml or Ihe boroughs and townships thereof. Mr. Quigglo said that this was an impro per bill. Under the act authorizing North umberland county to subscribe to the riilroad to which this bill had reference, iho city of Philadelphia and a nnmbei of counties had made subscriptions, and Northumberland county wu acting 111 bad faith to the city and the coulies subscribing, by repealing the law so.far as it relates lo lhat county. No county would be more benefiied by ihe Sunbury and Erie railroad than the county of North, umberland. Tho law did not compel them lo suscribe, and its repeal would be unfair and in bad faith to tho. other counties sub scribing. Mr. Kunkel said that the county of North umberland had already subscribed $200,000 to the Susquehanna lailmad company. This road was a connecting link wilh Ihe road running to Erie, the commisriouers of North umberland couuty chosing to subscribe lo thai part of tho load soulh, rather than Ihe pari west, as they had a right to do. This sum was as much a the county was able to subicribe. Theie was a strong feeling in thai county against these subscriptions, the Lmember of tho House having been elected by six hundred majority on this issue. Mr. Quigglo then moved to amend, by add ing after the last word, Iho words "unless the s.tmo shall be recommended by the gland jury of Ihe county." The amendment was not agreed to, and after some further discussion, Ihe bill passed finally. Montgomery majority over Bergstresser, whig, wa 403. Over Bergstresser and M'Mahan, temperance, 14-I. Ed Am House. Mr. Caldwell, presented ten pe. titions fur the appropriation of $100,000 lo improve ihe navigation of ihe West Bianch of the Susquehanna river, from ihe head of navigation lo Northumberland, and 4"rom Northumbeilaud lo tide water. Mr. Davis, fiom the bar of Crawford coun ty, against llu permanent location of the sessions of the Supreme Court at llarrisburg. Mr. Moser, from citizens of Centre and Clearfield counties, relative lo booms in ibe Susquehanna river. v IIarrisbi'rc, Eeb 22. Mr. Crabb, from the Committee on Bai.ks( reported a bill to extend the charter of the Bank of Gettysbnig. The bill to incoiporato the Montour Bank, was also reported from the Committee. Hakrisbcrc, Feb. 23. Senate. Tho Senate met this evening, when the following billt were severally la ken up, considered and passed : The bill to extend Ihe chatter of ihe Bank of Middletown. The bill lo extend Ihe char ter of Ihe Bank of Northumberland. CorreioiHleiic of the I'uMic Ledger LETT til Fno.11 VAMIIiGTOr. Washington, Feb. 1G, 1854 Tno Conklin Tieaty, made some nine mouths ago, was sent to the Senate this morning. Of course, if ihe Government adopt this treaty, the Garay grant for the Tehuantepee liansit will become null and void ; but then the Gaiay Company will have claims for damages anil losses sustained by Ihe annihilation of ihe Garay giant, under tho law of nations, and receive compensation out of tbe five millions of dollars reserved-for that purpose in the Gadsden Treaty, and it is most proper and opportune, therefore, lo present both Ireuties to the Senate at Ihe same lime. Tbe Cadtdeu Treaty, as it now stands, and w ith the judicious amendments of the Piesident, will doubtless pass Ihe Senate; though il is a poor Ueaty iu itself, aod not much lo boust of in the way of diplomacy. The principal reason for its confirmation is, that Santa Anna, if not receiving money pretty toon, canuot succeed wilh ihe coup d'etat which is to make him Emperor of Mexico, and if be granted more than what be can make appear lo the ignorant Mexi cans lo be merely a rectification of an erro neous boundaiy line drawn under a former treaty, il might cost him his lb rone, and piobably his life. The Mexican people- aio deadly opposed to any alienation of territory ; but when Santa Anna shall be firmly established on the throno of Mexico, ha may be disposed to l ut another tlice of California, and perhaps Sonora,and make up for Ihe loss of territory by conquering one or two Central American Republics. This would be cheap glory, pur chased wilh Uncle Sam' money, and he might keep all Central America till we are leady lo lake il fiom him by ihe same title by which he acquired il. It would hive been better, nevertheless, i we had in Ihe meantime fixed Ihe new boundary at Ihe mouth of the Colorado. If the Mexican treaty is meant a a payment on account, we must of course be (atisfied Judge Badger, of North Carolina, who, it was rumored, would oppose the Nebraska bill, made a very full and able speech in fa vor of it, which threw a vast deal of light on the subject, and completely demolished some of the phantoms of mischief, agitation and ruin wheih SQine of the agitators try to con jure up against the passage of the bill. Per contra, Mr. John Minor Bolls, ihe same who headed Captain Tyler in 1841, is out in the Intelligencer against the bill. There is not a shadow of' doubt that the bill will pass the Senate by a two-thirds majority. In Ihe House the Nebraska bill, Ihe tariff, slavery and everything else is thrown into the discus sion on the Homestead. Thai measure, nev ertheless happens to be very popular, and will, beyond doubt,' pass the House in an amended form. It passed the last Congress by a considerable majority in the House, but lingered and died in the Senate. May it meet a bolter fate this time. Tho Spirits wero yeateiday interrogated in one of Ihe committee rooms in the House as to the fate of ihe Nebraska Bill, and rapped favorably to Ihe ultimate success of the bill. Calhoun, Clay, and many other spirits were interrogated, But Mike Walsh reminded the Speaker to-day that, by a joint rule, spirits were not permitted to be introduced into minor Houso. Of course tho House indulged in a roar of laughtor. The Diplomacy Bill is still lingering, and it has just been discovered by some of the young member that il is easier to kill than to bring lo life again. I have, however, no fear of the ultimate success of the bill There is loo much money in il, and there are too many persons interested in il, to let it sleep ihe sleep of death. I seldom saw an appropriation bill defeated in either House. Mr. Floience's Bill for the extension of grants of land to soldiers and sailors of Ihe ' War of 1812, ihe War with Mexico, and the j various Indian Wars since 1700, was up in ' Committee of Public Lands, in Iho House, I and ordered to be repoited adversely to tho j House, without a single contradicting voice. Ceitain inquities having been addressed lo 1 l he Secretary of tho Interior, the latter an- ' swered ihem in writing, and his Idler has been adopted by iho Committee ns their own ' report. The Secrelary of the Interior esti- 1 mates that, if ihe bill passed, il would coxl the United Slate- -ome eight y-thieo millions olaciesot Jaml, in value ol E 120,000.000, j and lhat it would lake tho w hole present ; foico of the General Laud Office for nine or ; ten consecutive yeuis, to make out the land j warrants, besides involving the Government in endless litigation as regards lelteis, inher itance, S-c. There is jet another Ilonso Committee having tho same subject before them. bu that Committee, on examining ihe ease, wi! probably report as the Commitee on Public Lauds have reported. Tho bill, if carried, would embrace some llnee hundred thousand cases. Hie bill lor Ihe reoigauiation ot the navy will probably bo reported in tho course of next week. Nothing is likely to be? done for tho present week with the bill making appropriations for lha building of six additional war steamers. Cbservcii. -iKVT COUNTIES. The following applicati6us for new coun ties are now before the Legislature: ltMadison', out of Beiks, Chester and Montgomery. "Contmatigi" out of Westmoreland, Sum erset, Indiana and Cambria. 'Madison" oul of Allegheny, Armstrong, Buller, and Westmoreland. "Ligonier" out of pari of Wes'moroland. ' Laclawana" out of Luzerne. Cost or a Daily Papek. The Times and Transcript, of San Francisco, estimates the weekly cost of a daily paper at San Francis co at $2,700, or $140,000 per annum. There are some twelve of these daily itewspapers and some ten weeklies; so thai we may safely estimate the cost of San Francieco new-ppaper literature at $1,500,000 per an num. The Board of Directors of the Susquehanna River and North and West Branch Telegraph Company held a semi-annual meeting at the Mouloni House, in Danville, oi, the 14th lust al w hich time the Board declared a dividend of two per cent upon Ihe stock of said Com pany, for the last six months, ending Decem ber 3bt, 1853. The lino of this Company has been exten ded up the Lackawanna, fiom Pittston to Car bondale, wilh stations at Hyde Paik, Scran ton, Duumore, Piovidenee and Carbondale. We uudeistand ihe lines are now doing a prosperous business. Tho business of the Lackawanna Valley will improve ihe receipts upon Ihe whole line Danville is the best station. Dr. Goell, the President, is still per seveiing in his efforts lo extend Ihe usefulness of this Susquehanna Line. Danville Intel. A Correspondent of the New Orleans Cres. cent, writing from Florence, says "there is not one room in ono hundred in Paris thai has a carpet on il. Tha floor is made of brick, laid down generally in large squares, and it is cleaned by pouring on it a quntity of brick-dust, and then throwing over it a quantity of water, and then scrubbing it till it acquires a polish, faiily painful for the eye to look upon. . Gov. Bigler has signed Ihe death war rant for tha execution of James Quinn, of Luzerne county, for Ihe muider of Mahala Wiggins, and appointed Friday, the 7th day of next April, for Ihe execution of the sentence. California WiKr.. Theie is 110 reasoi why California should not be as celebrate, for it wine as il is for gold, and the day wj come when luch will be lha case. n tfa, ower country, considerable quanlitiet tr. ahead;- madej and in Ntpa valley, last yeat he proprietor of vineyardt made succetsfu experiments. New Advertisements. Teachers Wanted. PPL1CATIONS will be received hr it, itL Pecretarv of Bunburv RM, nn Tin- .1 f M j - ..uvi SJVIIU, IT ale Teacher, for room No. 3, of publi school, until 10 o'clock, Friday, March the J. IH.14, at wlueli time an examination will ink place, and His school alloted. . u-w-SHLNDEL, 8ecV Nunbury, Feb. 25, 1B54 Estate of LYDIA HOUSEl deed NOTICE is hereby given that letters of A ministration have been granted to the ui Oemgncd upon the estate of Lydia Housel, U or Rush township, Northumberland count uccil. All persons having claims tgainit estate are requested to present them, Jul s t henlicated, for settlement j and those knowin themselves indebted lo make payment withoi delay. CHARLES HOUSEL.Adm'r. Rush tp., Feb. 25, 1853. 6U NOTICE IS hereby given that the subscriber has sold Adam Clayberger, the following properl w hich, afpr it is paid for, shull belong to U. said Adam Claybcrger, vii : One horse, a or horse wagon, two sells harness, one log chaii one teamsters saddle. ADAM S. REXN. Alt. Carmel, Feb. 25, 1854. 3t. An Apprentice Wanted. -A N industrious boy, between 16 and 18 yea of age, desirous of learning the Saddlci and Harness making business, can find a goi situation by oppl ying to the subscriber. A. J. STROH. Sunbury, Feb. 25, 1854. Assignees Account. jVTOTICE is hereby given that J. Woo. J' Brown, Esq., assignee of Corncliui McCi ley has filed his account in the Prothonotam office, and the same will lie presented to the Con f"r confirmation at April Term next. JAMES BEARD. Pr.th'v. I'rolhonotary's Office, ) Sunbury. Feb. 25, 1854 J "mexicanuaito'. "ipilE subscribers ofiVr for tale Mexican Guai -" of the best-quality, well adapted lo the so of Pennsylvania and New Jersey; analgys w hich, hy a well know n chemist, is in our pos sion. This article is soiJ it a much lower ori !'"'" lrruv'an' ""d will be found fully cqu iu 11 -luii.-.iiig quillllics. II. S. BURLING fc CO. 101 Xortli Front Street. Philadelphia. Phila., Feb. 25, 1854 3in.' New Wall Paper Warehouse. BURTON & I AIMING, MANUFACTURERS & IMPORTERS, 7 iS'o 121 Arch Street, second door above Siit Philadelphia, ""T'V'IIFRE may be found Ihe largest and linn somest assortment in ihe city. Purchasers from the country will find it to llu sulleJ w?ilh a BUpl.rior rlicle'at the lower! pric. ouvanlaic to call at our store, where thev wiil ' BURTON' & LANINU, No. 124 Arch .Mrpot, above fcixi Philadelphia. Feb. S5 165-1 3m. l-hila. 1.000 Hook Agents Wiintet To Sell Pictorial and Useful Works for the. Year IS 54. 1,000 DOLLARS A YEAR. E'ANTKU iu every section of the Unit Stales, active and enterprising men, ciiguge in the sale of some of llic best boo published in the Country. To men of good a ilri'8.1, possessing a small capital of from .-5 $101', such inducements will be oli'ercd as enable them to make from $3 to $5 a day prof T The lioi-ks published by us arc all nscf in their character, extremely popular, and con niancl large sales w herever they are ofl'cred. For further particulars, address, (postage pal K015KHT SUA KS, Puklihiiki. 1HI William Street, Xew-York. New York, Feb. 25, 1SS4. 31. To the Honorable the Judges of the Court . Quarter sessions for the county of Horthm. berland. Tiic umlri signed petitioner reicetru11y mliciu Ihe lb Couit t -unit Ii 1 tn a liceiute to keep mi lutt or tuvern hisoij sl.tutl in IltckorUw-n, l,ower Mahauoy t''vmh KI.IAS W1KST. Ihe uii-lerii-neil citizens uf Lower Mutumoy tnw ktiip, being acquainted witli Lite Petitioner, do cerlily II he in ol gtHtd repute tor honesty and temperance, anil tl he is w-ell provided with honke room und uthvr cnveiuc cei t'ol the kccoimnodituon of trungcrs niitl truvclem, s tliiitun Inn or tnvern there is uecessaiy fur the sccntnm-. dntion of slninpert mid truvelers. Miclmcl Uudel, John Uockey, tr., Adam Binfieim Jaii.-ib Uordiier, Ahruhnm I.enker, Charles lliosiou. Gi Harris, llavid lluin, Michnel linker, Esq., Zhjah liver Willinm Shuetl'er, John llinffetnnn. I.ower Mxhanoy lp., Feb. 35, leal 31. To the Honorable the Judges of the Court Quarter sessions for the county Sorthui berland. The undoisi-nej petitioner respertfnlly solicits the Hi Cunrt to grant him s license lo keep an Inn or taveru his old slaml iu ths Uorunsli of Northumberland. I1KNRY HAAS WF. the undersicne'd citizens of the Itoronsh tl Nor umlrkind, being ucuuuiuted with ths Petitioner, certily lhat he is uf go.! lepute for liouesly und temp awe, and thnl he u w ell provided wilh house loom t other c Jnveiuen-es for the ncconiinodutinii of strain nnd traveler, nud thut au Inn or tavern there is necesu lor the urcoininodalion ot strnnKCis nud tmvelers. Win. II. Wnnles, James Vunilvke, M. ii: I'riestl. Wm. Klliolt, W. T. Forsyth. Juhu Cake. C. F. I.itl John link, J.-seph Priestley, David Ililkcrt, Jrn Tiifcnrt, jr., Alex. Colt. Noilh'd., Felf 25, 152 3rn. To the Honorable the Judges of the Court . Quarter sessions for the county of Northun berland. The undersigned petitioner respettfullv solicits the II, Court to grunt him u liccnsr to keep an lun or tuvern his old stand In the borough of Bunbury. JAMF.S COVERT WF. theuiMcrsigi edcilizensof the Borough ofSunbui beine; ae.iumuts.1 with tne Petitioner, do ceitifr that he of gthid repute for honesty and tcmpernnce, and that he well provided witb house room and othf eoavemene. for ths accommodation of atrans;ers and travellers, ai ttiat an Inn or taveru the- is necessary w the accoiuin dunon of strangers and travellers. 8. M.Yorks, Jsmes Heard, Frad. Lnsarus. Chas. Brunei. Peter II. Masser, M I. bhindel, Wm. K. Marl J. W. I'aal, J.B. Pucker, F.d. Y. Briehl, II. B. Msssi John H ins Sunbury Feb. 85 18o4. 31. Executors' Sale. f pTVlE subscribers, Executors of the estate Jl Henry Masser, dco'd., will exiiose to publ sale, 011 (Saturday, the SSlh of February iust., Ihe late residence of the deceased, all the HOUSEHOLD FUENITUEE AND PERSONAL EFFECTS of said estate, consisting in part of 7iAm, Chain, Looking-glasses, Beds an Bedding, Carpet, Stoves, Books, Tubs, Barrels, and a variety of Kitchen furniture. Also the balance of stock f store goed. sisliJg of Queensware, Hardware, Ssdlery, Paw Wine, Brandy, Ac. Sale to commence at 10 o'clock of "! day. Terms made known on the day of sale. H. 11. MASSER, 1 JOHN MASSEK. lExw P. n. MASSF.lt. f F. BUt-HFJt. J Sui.bury, Feb. II, 1051.