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STAR OF THE NORTH.
R. W. WEAVER, V.DITOR. Illoomsburt, 1 hurt day, Apill 3, 1851. j ( TIIE.WORLD-S FAIR. We fear there will be many unfair things i done nt thil congregation of all fair and foul j things. The American fair will be represen ted, ami some of them will no doubt bo so fair that it will take two English cockneys | and a boy to measure iu the eye a full ap- > precialton of all the beauty enjoyed by one \ of these charmers ; just as it takes two men j and a toy to look to the top of some Amen can tree. The Yankee girl* do grow *ome tall boautie, and the American lair is fair enough for any reasor.aMe mortal who fares on omelet and oysters, or oti muffins and mut ton. Fellows who run over half the world for a lair, generally larc about like Ed. For rest, and find that the high spiced fare of aristocracy don't agree well with a republi can system and stomach. Such base, high blooded matches, like Jenkins' high blooded bays, are generally fractious, and attended with plenty of mettle and misery, or temper nnd toddy. The traces of early affection, or the tracesatcnjugal suffer some, and when the poor romantic devil shuts his heart he may ope i his jugular. Poor Forrest, if he has tho soul of a man. feel* like beiug in the pillory ot purgatory; and though of the mould and mind of a Vng, the dirtiest beggar on the street laughs at him, and ho may go down to his grave, the uupilied man of misery and money. The name of that woman upon whom lie lavish ed the richest treasures of his frShik, fond heart and generous love, is now in the mouth of every blackguard and bar room loafers of the laud, and the filthiest crawling creatures of the city's purliens bandy about her name with the oiuha and jeers of drunkenness. The Whig Candidate for the Presidency. The Whig party of the country seems to j •make choice of General Scott for its next j Presidential candidate. Tho same contempt for the discrimination of the people is mani- j fest here which marked the choice of liar- | risoii and Taylor. The candidate is not to j be chosen from those of the party who have j manifested high talents foi statesmanship, j and who are known to understand the ngita- , ting questions of public policy. Ha is not | M be selected for his extensive acquaintance j with tho political relations of foreign govern- i ments, nor even that tie understands that un- J *ler which lie himself lives. But he is to cap- j tivate the dull fancy by an empty name. Tho I rigid discipline of the camp is to fit him for [ H statesman. Tito prestige of hi* military j fame is to win him a place where the syco- j ■phants whom the honest people will never | trust shall fawn and fatten around him. General Scott might live the balance of j his days in quietness, enjoying the respect . of all his countrymen, and the full measure of h's fame. But he can gain nothing Ijyl jy becoming the narrow-minded partisan. If he could ever be President he, might wear himself out for the aggrandisement of n greedy pack of demaggr UP-,, but he would only detract from his and like Tay" lor, become less a ttatio jnl man, as lie be came more a politician. But there is no danger to bo apprehended from the military fame of General Scott *o long as the D'omocraey can find such stan dard bearers as General Houston, who with n handlul of Texan petriots defeated the Mexican Army, while General Scott with all the military force of the Union did no more. The sober minded people of the country are gelling tired of taking candidates on trust, nnd think thny have had enough of that class o( men who haTe no political character to embarrass them ; and in such men as General Houston they find not a Bravo soldier alone, but a patriotic states man of the most correct, clear and enlight ened view* of government—one who alike jhy intelligence and experience is compete.;! <to rule over a nation. (7*7110 public examination of Mr Brad, ley's scholars on fast Thursday and Friday is every where well spoken off. The speak ing and reading by the scholars on Thursday nnd Friday everiog was certainly indicative of minds well trained in the matter and man tier of learning. Where all did so well, it is very hard to say that any did best, but it will not be invidious for us to express our espe cial gratification at the well written and well delivered original address of William H. Shoemaker, who was some time ago a Fcholar ot Mr. Bradley; and we feel the more tree to speak thus after the many com mendations wo have heard of this nddress, from tho*e whose judgment is of strong weight in such case. MR. KEMJUENTIRE CONTEXT of last Saturday and Monday evenings passed off with credit to himseK and his pupils. The juvenile* er.holars were pleased—the parents gratified with the fair program of their children, and Mr. Kemmerer well satisfied the friendly countenance and gener ous patronage of his large audiences. It baa certainly been a cheap and useful school fur the-young singers. *Ncw AaiußGtiJEHTa.— By the advertise ment Of the Reading and Philadelphia Rail road company, in another column it will be seen that there are now two daily trains run ning from PottsvKlo to Philadelphia, one in •he morning ar.d another in the afternoon. By thie arrangement passenger* cn leave Bloomeburg any morning and reach tho city on the evening ol the same day. MR. Caosat's CONCERT, on last Tuesday evening was well enjoyed by the company present, and he deserved to have an audi ence of such a goodly nurabcf as should 1 are done justice to his musical talent*. Canal Commissioner. Uoth the Democratic papers of Chambers burg arc out in the strongest terms in favor of John B. Bratton, Esq , of Carlisle for the ' the next Canal Cofhmision6r. The Valley ' Spirit edited by J. M. Cooper, Esq , contains ' a forcible editorial article urging the qualifi- ' cations of Mr. Bratton, and copies the testi- ' monials of the following newspapers in hia favor: The Star of the North. 1 Lancaster Intelligencer; ' j York Gazette; Reading Gazette ; Pcnnsylvanian ; Geltsburg Compiler; Montgomery Ledger; (neutral.) Fulton Democrat; Harrisburg Union; Terry County Democrat; Tioga Eagle; Bedford Gazottc; Juniati Register; ( Pittsburg Post. The Valley Sentinel lias also an article in high commendation of Mr. Bralton's taleut j and integrity fitting him for the office, and t these outspoken marks of esteem from the t immediate neighborhood of Mr. Bratton's home certainly do him high credit. When Democratic papers of all shades of opinion 1 concur in his favor it is the best proof that 1 lie would make a fit candidate for the whole ' party, and an officer who would do honor to ' hia political co-laborers. 1 For ourselves, we have hetelofore spoken ' iu his favor, rather because of his own qual ifications than lor any claim which his c neighborhood may have to furnish the can ' diillao. For though the southern tier couri- ' ties have unquestioned merit, that is a mat- ' tor for them to urge, and wo hare, besides ' this, always regarded local claims assecon- ' dary to those of intelligence and integrity. 1 We are now pleased to see the strong coun- ' ties of the Valley doing justice to a merito- s rious and respectable citizen, who combine* ' every qualification to be desired in acandi- I date; both of competence and proper local , position. e c Sliam Marriage Declared Legal. A tew nights ago, the members and atten- * dants of Rev. Mr. Bainbridge's Methodist 1 Church in Harlorn, New York, assembled in 1 t'lo basement thereof, upon the occasion of a v donation patty for the relief and benefit of v their pastor. We are informed that the fes- t tivilies of the evening were closed with the t ceremonies of two 'marriages in fun.' These, | i were performed by ore of the party nar 16( | i Justin Ti-dd, who joined Mr. Wm. P iymm 1 and Miss Jane Kellogg, Mr. Robe-.i Craw- 1 ford and Miss Emma Jones, i', tha holy bonds of Matrimony, by requ eß t. It seems i that the parties were only >;, i fun t buf alas ! it was announced that Mr. To jj was a Jus- 1 Lee of the Peace at Morris,,ana, and having performed the hytr.eniai.t.eremonies in good taith, and with all th d appropriate solemni ties, he declared '] l)B marriage legal, and left the unhappy c juples to ponder over the re sult of their foolish amussment. The brides and groo, ms a |j demur at the decision of the I ani i are about taking steps to procure I <b\orces. The Sunday Times says they are , as fast married as unmistakable law can j bind them.— Coudcrtport Union. Importaut Meeting of Coal Operators. ! I'ottsville, March 27.—A meeting of the | coal operators was held this afternoon, and I very largely attended. A committee was ap i pointed to wait up an the President of the Reading Railroad Company, who is in Potts ville, and ask for a reduction of tolls. The > committee waited on Mr. T., who stated that j he would lay their proposition before the i Board of Directors, and giv.e them an an swer in time to communicate at another j meeting. | Ttie meeting thdn unanimously moved to ; suspend shipments by Railroad, as far as | possible, until Thursday next, to which lime they adjourned to meet again. The operators, with a few exceptions, signed a paper, to comply with the resolu tion of the meeting, and a committee was I appointed to confer with (hose that were not | present. The operators in Philadelpqia, who hold • wharves ih Richmond, were urged to unite with tiiCe in Schuylkill county. Cattawissa and Little Schuylkill Railroad.— A correspondent of the Pottsvii.'C Mining Re gister writes from Harrisburg as follows : "I am creditably informed that the Catla wissa Railroad Company, whose road runs * from ihe Lehigh to the Susqnehonna, 47 miles in length, which was graded ten years since, Wive actually purchased the iron to lay Ihe track this coming season." The iron alluded to, we learn, staa purcha sed of an English agent in New York by E R. BinDLE, Esq., lormerly of the Montour Iron Co. in this place, and comprises about 5000 tons. We most sincerely hope and trust, that the work may now go on, and thai ere long we shall have a Railroad to the Susquehanna. It will gtvo a new impulse to business in this whole section of the coun try, snd be of immense benefit to our iron establishments, who must now accumulate their stock on hand and lay up thousands and thousands of dollars, during the winter season, for want of communication to mar ket. A connection between this borough and Cattawissa might easily be formed—ihn instance being only about 8 mile*. We go for tbe Cattawinaa road, if no more direct communication can be obtained.— Danville Democrat. THE PENNSYLVANIA FARM JOURNAL-— A. M. Spongier, Esq., proposes, on the Ist of April, to commence tbe publication of a monthly Agricultural paper, with the above title, in the city of Lancaster.—lt will be edited by S. S. Haldeman, Professor ot Zoology in the Frauklin Institute, A work of this kind is greatly needed in Pennsylvania, and if con ducted with tho proper ability, every intel ligent farmer in tbe State should encourage it. Tbe Farm Journal will be issued in the same size and style of that well kuown agri cultural paper, the Albany Cultivator, at the ■ low price of SI a vcar. Clubs of ten for #B,; or twenty for 15 ,t MR.-AIICKAI.EVI SPEECH. On Wednesday of last week the bill to repeal the kidnapping act of 1847, came up in the Senate, and was debated at length by Sena tors Guerneey and Walker against and Buc.k alew and Hugus for the repeal. Mr. Guern sey was willing to go for so much of the bill as should give the prisons of the state to the use of the national government officers to hold fugitive slaves, and in this shape (re piali ig the 6th section of the acf of 1847,) the bill finally passed by a vote of 18 yeas to 7 nays. After Senator Walker had spoken against the bill, Mr. Buchalew addressed the Senate, and we give the following note of his speech from the Ilarrisburgh correspon dence of the Pennsylvanian: Mr. Buckalew then obtained the floor, and made a noble anil powerful speech in favor of the bill, abounding in passages of the most moving and patriotic eloquence. He said that the speech of the Senato r from Erie had remiuded him of that truthful line: " Oh ! Liberty what crimes are committed in. thy name." That he had often thought, that no public man could be engaged in l bing more injurious and destructive to the welfare of the nation, than in this excite ment of discord and enmity between Ihe different States, which should be bound to each other in a spirit of kind regard, and of friendship—that the Senators who acted in favor of the bill before them were not in duced or driven to do so by any dictation from any quarter,—that he knew the feeling of his constituents, to be in favor of the re peal of the odious act, which never was the product of Pennsylvania brain, policy, or design, but which had been imported from Massachusetts, and placed upon our statute books as an insult to the southern portion of the Union, and which ought now to be swept from our code, and blotted out from the statute book*, as a matter which hail already been a disgrace to us. He said that tb' e peo ple of his district of both politic*.'! parties, were in favor of this repoal, and had instruct ed their Senator, and theic members of tho other House, to vote for u 'mat they wero a german population, b',t iutelligent upon this •übject, nd that i> no part of their na ture or their De mocracy to be driven or dic tated to by a-.iy interest or any power except what w}-, emphatically their own. They were O'ppoged to the policy which drew from 'Be Idave States their pauperism, and scat •*3red it around the commonwealth of Penn sylvania in the outskirts of every city and town within it, and the policy whicli went to swell tho catalogue of crime committed amongst its population and till its prisons with negro convicts. That they were also anxious to live with their Southern neighbors on terms of fraternal relationship, and dis charge to them and the Constitution Which binds us all together in a glorious Union, all their obligations in good faith and fidelity. That the friends of the bill, like their fathers in the days of Franklin, were actuated and impelled in their efforts, by a spirit of wisdom and justice, and that no charges of bending the supple knee of subserviency to the South could drive them Irom their positions. That they did not ask Senators to be influ enced in any such way ; nor to bow to the dark spirit which nnfortunately brooded over a part of our land; but that they could only ask them to go back and drink at those con stitutional founts which were familiar to our forefathers, and which, in their time, gave to the legislation of Pennsylvania a very different character from some of that which the records of later dales contained. That as long as he should occupy a seat in the Leg islature, and as long as he could lift his voice in its Halls, or elsewhere, he desired thai Pennsylvania should maintain a loyal attitude, and occupy that position, which her greatness, her location, and the loyalty and patriotism of her population justly deserve in our great and glorious confederacy. Mr. Buckalew rehearsed some of the early and pleasing history of the old Key stone State, and showed that the spirit in which the friends of the repeal of this ob noxious law wero acting, wa9 tho same as that in which the Ur.iou was established, and that spirit in which it must be maintained. WORE AT HOME. —In the work on tho Lon. don poor, by Henry Mayhew, there is an account of a class of street vagabonds who number at least fifty thousand souls whose demoralized condition is worse titan that of any savages. This class is called the "Cos- IprmongWf/' and it is positively appalling to contemplate thf Tst amount of vice, ignor ance and want pxistiitg among it. Only one tenth—at the outside, pno-teslll—of 'he ecu plos living together and carrying 011 cos ' ter mottgering Hade, are married. Much of their time is devoted to the beer shop, to lo.l" theatres and dance houses, where every en tertainment is of (he grossest and most corrupting description, and to gambling, of which the cosier is immoderately fond, dog fighting, rat killing, pigeon shooting and j fighting Mr. Mayhew says that the costers have no religion at all, and but little idea of a future state. With such a picture as this before them, and such a wide field for the exorcise of philanthropy, it is surprising that English philanthropists cannot find sufficient work at home, without coming to this coun try to agitate subjects whioh they do not comprehend in all its relations, and the agi tation of which threatens such mischief to this Union. THE STAXE or OHIO, it is stated in anew York paper, can raise wheat enough to feed all England. England has a population of about seventeen millions. The production of wheat iu Ohio in 1845 was 13,572,000 bushels which would be rather short meas ure fcr tbe consumption of seventeen mil lions of people, In 1846, the consumption of wheat in England was estimated at 15,- 200,000 quarters, or 121,000,000 bushels, a quantity greater than the whole production of Ihe United States in 1845, whioh was esti mated at 106,548,000 bushels. Ohio is a great wheat growing State; but not yet equal to supplying the want* of England, which it should be remembered, has considerably ' more than s few people in it. PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE. HARRISBURO, March 31. SENATE. —Passed Second Reading the bill incorporating the Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank of Easton, by yeas 15, nays 11. AFTERNOON SESSION.— BiIIs Passed. —Bill incorporating the Odd Fellcws'a Hall associ ation of Lewistown ; bill relative to Foreign Insurance bill authorizing St. Peters' ChureJ* an#Clrist Church, Philadel phia, to sell cetßiaJteai estate. A motion that the Senate proceed to the second reading of the bill re-annexing the county of Montour to Columbia, was ruled out of order. The bill increasing the capital slock of '.he Soutnwark Bank from $250,000 to $400,000, was taken up and passed to third reading. The bill contains the following provision- That the stock authorized to be issued by this act, shall be sold at public sale for cash —the proceeds of such sales to form a por tion of the capital and assets of eaid bank and that notue of such Bales shall be inser ; ted daily, for two weeks, in two newspapers i published in Philadelphia; and that such shall be sold in lots of from one to fifty shares. HOUSE. —The Appropriation^bill was taken up and amended, so as to give $20,000 to the Delaware Division Canal, and slo°ooo were twlhe Western Pennsyl vania Hospital. * The House adjourned whilst discussing the appropriation of SSOOO to the sisters „f Mercy of Allegheny ACTERNOON SESSION—A b,i( was intro duced this afternoon for the appointment of Commissioners IN investigate the affairs of the Northampton lianh, Lehigh county. Nearly the whole afternoon was consumed in discussing the appropriation of $45,000 to o'omplole the Western reservoir!. Collection of State Taxes. The Board of Revenue Commissioners | have recommended to the Legislature the passage ot a law containing the following provisions: 1. Making it the duty of the County Trea surer to collect the Slate taxes and pay the same to tho Treasurer of the Coxnmon -svoahh. .•*-•- , , . 2. Requiring the Treasurer o f each Coun ty to attend at the place of holding elections in the several townships, wards and bor oughs of the Commonwealth, on or before a Jay to bo fixed by law, lor the purpose of j receiving the Slate tax—from which a cet j tain per centage, as determine by tho Le | gislature, shall be retained by the County j Treasurer, as his compensation lor services | rendered tho Commonwealth. I 3. Taxes unpaid after the day designated 1 by the Treasurer, shall be paid to the Coun j ty Treasurer, at his office, before the Ist day of Octobet of every year; after which time ! the Treasurer shall issue his warrant to the | Sheriff, authorizing and requiring liirn to collect the unpaid balances, with the addi ' tion of five percent, for his compensation. 1 4. Making it the duty of the County Com - inissioner to allow such abatements and ex | onerations as they may think just and rea j sonable to the Sheriff, up to the Ist of Jan i nary annually, after which time the Treas ' urcr to charge the Sheriff with the unpaid | balance. | THE LAW REGISTER, kindly sent us by > John Livingston Esq., of New York, is worth ! more to a member of the legal fraternity than our thanks. The work contains the name, | post office, counß" and slate of every lawyer j in the United States, and a variety of other | matter of interest to the profession. Accor ding to this book, the whole number of | Lawyers iti the United States is 21,979.- — I Supposing that of the above number 979 have retired from practice, and the annual ■ emoluments of each practising lawyer ; avenge SISOO (which Mr. Livingston thinks i correct) we find the total 7 income of the pro j fession to be $31,500,000 a year. In Pennsylvania there are 1,739 lawyers, white New.York ia More than doubly bless led and has 4,374 peace makers. Philadel i phia has 447 ; Alleghany 170; Lancaster 58 i : Lycoming 31; Berks 52; Schuylkill 24, and Columbia 12. Rapid Legislation. I The most rapid piece of legislation, says | the Daily News, ever recorded in the anr.als iof any legislative body, waa the passage of | the Light House Bill, in the United States | Senate. The motion was made to take it up, ! and carried; it was read a first, second and j third time, and passed; sent to the House ( for the signature of the Speaker and for tho I enrollment; returned to the Senate, signed i by its President, and sent to the Executive, i all within the space ot five minutes 1 The j motion to take up was made only five min -1 utes before (he expiration of Congress. j KF*About a year ago much was said j about tho Middfoton divorce case, being up on the application of a Lieutenant in the Navy 1° be divorced from his wife upon the i tho charge ag.iiust her of conjugal infidelity. ; It now appears that Mrs. Middleton came from Europe to meet her accusers, and has j convinced her husband that the whole aecu silion is a conspiracy of officious mischiof makers. A reconciliation has taken place between the husband and wife, and the twain romantic ones promise to bo happy agnin. THE PORT CAHBON BAND lately went to : Summit Hill on Sunday to play for the "Sons of Erin" on the following day. On entering the village, they struck up "Hail Columbia,"* when the steedy and sober burghers inter fered, and the authorities fined each member of the band, R the tune of $4,50. INTEMPERANCE. —Of 286 paupers admitted to the Schuylkill county, Pa. Almshouse, du ring the year 1850, intemperance caused 154 of the cases, and of 230 paupers remai ning in the institution on the 3d inst., 113 were beggared by intemperance. ROSBERT— The collector's offioe at Lan caster was robbed of SI3OO last week. A reward of S4OO is offered for the detection of the thief end the recoverp of the money. OT lord John Russell has reconstructed a ministry, and is again at the Lead nf the English government. tST Schuylkill County was organized in 1811, out of portions of Berks and North ampton counties ; and comprises probably the most extensive and valuable coal forma tion in the country. The present population is set down at 60,716—with 967 productive establishments. The first courts au.horized to be held in the county, after its organiza tion, were held at the then house of Abra ham Reiffsnvder, in the township of Bruns wiclc.—Gen. Robert Porter was the presi ding Judge. At the December term, 1811, Geo. Wolf, Chas. Evans, Frederick Smith, Wm. Witman, Jas. B. Hubley, John Spayd, John W. Collins, M.J. B.ddle, Samuel Baird, and John Ewing were admitted to practice as attornies. Wm. Green was Sheriff.—Mi ning Register. To THE POINT! —On the wall ia onS of the jury rooms at the court house in Orwigsburg, appears the following line.4, written iff pen cil marks, ip, ' o old characters : "Men disposed to fine and fury, Should not serve upon a jury : Nor should men of stubborn temper, On a jury panel enter; I-est in matters very foolish They should be a little muleish! Written by one of the eleven who was I compelled to stay in the court house all night, j through a stubborn juryman, in the cao of , —, Sept term, 1819." OF" Berks County was originally formed out of Philadelphia, Chester and Lancaster counties, in 1752; it was quite a large coun ty, but lias been greatly stript of its fair pro portions by the mania of late years for an nexation and splitting up of counties. In 1792, she gave some of her territory to Northumberland. Berks comprises the most fertile soil in Pennsylvania, and its decided, unwavering democratic population, have gained an almost world-wide fame, for big majorities at election times.—Mining Regis ter. j WTbe new city government of Carbon- J dale has gone into operation, and the cily fathers seem to bo well pleased with the now regime. James Archbald, Esq., is elected Mayor; and there was a large assemblage at the Methodist Church to witness the in auguration of tho new rulers. Judge JessOp admmisted the oath of offico to Mayor Archibald, and explained to the citizens the ' operation of the new city law. Tho city is to keep up its independent organization, and pay S3OO tax into the Luzerne county treas ury. 17* In looking over a history of Mining operations in Schuylkill county, we find that ' as far back as 1814, drifts had been run on the heads of veins, in several places and the coal brought from them in wheel bar tows ; and it was not till 1827, that the rail road was introduced into drifts. From that period drifts and slopes or shafts, have been the universal mode of milling. CJT Wm. B. Foster, in a communication j to the Canal Commissioners, strongly urges i an appproptiation for tho enlargement ot the | Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Ca ! nal, so as to make it conform more nearly in j its dimensions with the Lehigh Canal, with I which it connects. I A Cabinet Council has benn held in rela i tion to the construction to be put upon Mr. j Hunter's Bill. It was decided that a proper : construction of its provisions will no( include ! freight as one of tho elements of value upon | which duties are to be assessed. The action | of the Treasury Department will, of course, j be in conformity to this decision. ; ELOPEMENT AND QUARREL. —An incident | is given in the Cincinnatli Enqurer of the ; elopement of a young couple, a boarding j school mis* and a journeyman printer, on board the steamer Belle Key, and the end of the sequel is, that after a four days honey tnoon, they had a quarrel, and the lad> left the boat, leaving her lord boliiml. VW DEATH IN THE CARS. —The Harrisburg American says that Mr. Challcnder, of York, died suddenly in tho cars on his way home on Thursday evening. He had just effected an insurance upon bis life in tho sum of SSOOO in the Keystone Mutual Insurance Company, a few hours before, and left Har risburg in apparent health. t#"Tot HvEßis out with a challenge to fight any man in the world forSlo,ooo a side, and he offers to give any man from England $3,000 to meet him here. Tom should have a chance to try bis physical strength upon some of the stone blocks at Sing Sing No Liauoa ON SUNDAY. —Tho District At torney ot Scuylkiil county, in accordance with instructions from the Court, has ordered the proprietor* of the different Hotels and licensed Drinking Establishments, to close their bars on Sunday, uttder penally of per secution. TRIAL FOR SEDUCTION— A suit for damages was tried in Norristown, Montgomery Coun ty, last week, brought by Abraham Getiman against Charles Schwenk, for the seduction of his daughter. The jury gave a verdict in favor of plaintiff for $2,500. AMERICANS AT THE WORLD'S FAlß.—Fra zer's Magazine communicates the surprising information that 20,000 Americans have se cured berths to go to the World's Fair. There will be considerable addition to the number before the exhibition closes. A CLOCE FOR SIXTY CENTS. —Mr. Chauncey Jerome, of New Haven, Conn., has actually made a time piece, which he will warrant to keep good reckoning, and which he sells for sixty cents at wholesale, and one dollar at retail. The works are all made of brass- He makes upward a hundred a day of these articles. OF The Methodist denomination of St Clair, Schuylkill county, have it in contem plation to erect, the coming season, a large Church KIDNAPPERS SENTENCED.— George F. Al bert! and J. Frisby Price, convicted some time since in the Quarter Sessions of Phila delphia, for kidnapping a colored woman and child, and selling them into slavery were brought up for sentence on Saturday last. They were placed in the dock, in com pany with three blacks convicted of murder, i when after an "address from Judge Parsons upon the enormity of the ofTence, Albeni was sentenced to pay a fine ol SLOOO, and undergo an imprisonment of fen years in tho Eastern Penitentiary, and Price to pay a fine of >7OO, and undergo an imprisonment of eight years in the Eastern Penitentiary. BALTIMORE RAILROAD CONNECTIONS. —Meet ings have been recently held in York county ?a., to consider the expediency of building a branch railroad, to connect tho Tidewater Canal at Peach Bottom with the Baltimore and Susqilehhanna Railroad at or above Parkton. The right of way was freely of fered by tho landholders on the proposed rou'e, and committees were appointed to make the necessary arrangements. It is ad- I ded, that it is proposod to connect this branch at the same point at which the branch to Westminster may'conn Oct, so as to form a continuos road to unite Eastern Pennsylva nia with the Great West, by a connexion with the Baltimore and Ohio Railrood be i yone Hagerstown. PARDONED—WiIIiam McFaUden, druggist who was sentenced by the Philadelphia Court of Quarter Sessions, on Saturday l.isl, to three months imprisonment, on a convic tion uf involuntary manslaughter ii causing (he melancholy death of Miss Nell, of Moy anion sing, by an unfortunate mistake in pulling up a prescription, lias been pardoned by Gov. Johnson. The Judges of the Court united in the application for pardor.. nr A Correspondent at San Francisco | gives the leilowiug account of tho value of | women in that city Women sell hero for I from five hundred to as high a* ten thousand | dollars a piece. If a good looking young la jdy was to come to this country, I have no | doubt but that she might get as high as twen ty or thirty thousand dollars for herself. There was a ship came from Chili day be fore yesterday and let go her anchor within speaking distanco of us, and she had nine ty three women on board of her. To day ! at twelve o'clock there \va but one loft, and I she was about seventy years old, I Caudidntes and Watch-Word*. I Some papor ha* the following summary : Scott and Canada. | Houston and Cuba, t Seward and Free Soil. I Isaac P. Walker and free farm* Robert J. Walker and free trade. Cass and circumstance*. Jeflersou Davis and Southern rights. Chaplin and coffee's right*. Liu •rolia Molt and Women's rights. Americans are very popular in Germany. An American student, on leaving tho Uui versify of Gottengen, lately, was honored | with a triumphal procession of the student*, i in presence of a great con -onrse ot speeta | tors. On reaching ihe principal hotel, an I immense stirrup cup was produced, and all ! the students drank wine therefrom in solemn J order, to the health of the American student. I The American llag was borne aloft in the | parade. 1 THE LOTTERY DEALERS IN HI IS TON. —Tho Boston city authorities are waging war against all kinds of gambling in that city, and the lottery dealers of course are inclu ded. Eleven of these gentry, engaged in selling tickets for lotteries in Delaware and Maryland—agents for which are to he found |in almost evory one of our cities, Philadel phia not omitted—were arrested and scut to jail on Friday last. GOOD HIT —In the Convention to frame j the new Ohio Constitution tho proposition to | allow nogroos the right to veto recciveiT IS I votes —and that to allow women the same ! right, 7. The Louisville Democrat exclaims thereupon— 1. What should be thought of a State that likes niggers better than white women 1" CV An an election held at Tamnqua, Schuylkill county, on Friday of last week, D. 11. Goodwin was elected chief-burgess ; M. Bailey and R. Ualcliff, councilrnen, and i Jacob Moser, constable. ! ry* Hon. Jacob Weygandt of Easton an j Associate Judge of Northampton county j j having been elected a Justice of the Peace, j has resigned his Judgship, and Isaac Wye ! kotf Esq., has been appointed Associate Judge by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. THE LICENSE LAW OF CHESTER COVMTV— The report that a majority of the townships in Chester county, under the new law, elect ed Brady, opposed to license, is a mistake. From returns, it is thought, that not more than 10 townships out of the 52, of which the county is composed, have voted anti license. iy Tho HartforJ Times insists that freight is includod in the charges to be added to the value of imported goods when ajvpraised ac cording to the new law. THE WHEAT CROP.— Our accounts from different parts of Eastern Pennsylvania, af ford cheoring hope of an abundant Wheat crop the ensuing season. We learn also that in the wheat growing regions of New York, the crop wears a promising appear ance. OT The merry yoong ones of Pittston are getting into the enjoyment of surprise par ties. OT T. E. Curiiss, Esq, of Pittston last week lost his wallet containing S4OO, and oflers a reward of SSO for its recovery. EPTbe Little Schuylkill Railroad compa ny, it is said, contemplate erecting the com ing keasou, a uew passenger depot at Tama qua. WRIT OF ERROR ALLOWED—TIN Supreme Court on Saturday allowed a writ of error in the caso ot Martin PifTer, convicftd of mur der in Schuylkill county,' and now under sontence of death. The case u we undcfti stand is, that after the jury were sxvdrn at the close of a week they were adjourned ad. journed until the following Tuoadaj- which was after the week for which they were or. initially aummoned. They attended upon the day epocified—the evidence Was gena into and the defendant found guilty. It •• alleged that this proceeding wis erroneous. WHIG COCRTESY.— The Editor of the Phil adelphia "Daily News," (peeking of the "Pittsburg American," a good whig, calls him a "wilful, unblushing liar, and a black guard," for charging the former with sayiog that the "unity ot the whig party depended on supporting Fillmore for the Presidency in 1852 " The office holders and the disap pointed expectants are pitching into one an other like "a thousand of bricks''about who shall be the whig nag iu the race of '52. Tim KIDNAI'I'IVO CASK. —The following is | the vote iu thn Pennsylvania Senate on the repeal of the Gib section of the Kidnapping law of 1347. Yeas—Messrs. Bailey, Brooke, Ctabb, I'ernou. Forsyth, Frailey, Frick, Fulton, Guernsey, Huge, Jones, Kouigmacher, Mn lenberg, Myers Tacker, Sanderson, Shiftier, and Matthias, Speaker —lß. Nays—Messrs. Carothers, Carson, Con ninghain, Ilaslctt, Malonc, Savery, and Walker—7. Tnr PoT.tToa ROT. —The rosolro passed by tlto Ma*sachus?ott Legislature, offering a reward of ten thousand dollars for a remedy for the potatoe rot. has been approved by the Governor. The otlcr extends to any person within the Commonwealth, who shall satisfy the Governor ami council that by n test of five successive years, lie lias discovered a sure and practical remedy for the petal oe rot. ty The subscription of ten thonssml shares to the stock of the Pennsylvania Rail road Company has been made by tho Presi. iletil of lire Board of .Commissioner* ol the Northern Liberties The Official Census of Berks County makes the population 77,176, houses 12,981, families 13,925, farms -1,g97, produotivu establishments 1,283; deaths last year 799. ! MR. WHITNEY, the proprietor .if the rail ; road to the Pacific, lias gone to Eurojie to I coulor with ilie English Government tipoo ; the subject. | tyAn interesting arbitration was tried ; before a " flax seed" court at Pittston on j last week, in whicri the subject of the cou | test was a pig claimed by both parties. Ver , diet for plaintiff— of course | r — ' ~ ' ■-! I . MARRIKD. j Oil the v7ih of March, by the Per. Wm. i J. Eyer. Mr EHK HARDER, o'l Cattawissa, to j .Mis* ANNA PRICK, of Main town* I ship. In Berwick on Thurslay lat, hv the Rev I. Buhl. Mr A IRON KEI CIINCR, to Mii* Ktlz* ABEETII I- ESTER, both of Centre township. I _On the same dav, by the same, M'. GEORGE SMCMAN, to Mrs MART JOHN, both of M.iiimvilie, Columbia county. In Conyngham, on Tuesday last, by Rev. B. B. Hamlin, Dr. CHARLES BRCNDAOE and Mrs. BITE, both of the former place. In Mifflitivillc, mi Monday tho 21th nit-, 1851. by Samuel Creasy, K*q, Mr. BENJA MIN DRAKE, of Centre lownshio, and Miss MARGARET J. KELCIINKK, of Mitllinville, all of Columbia Co. On the 19th ull, by tho Rev 11. Funk. Mr. \\ ILLIAM B. ROBRINS, of Greenwood, IN Miss MARTHA JANE KLINE of Jackson, sll of Col umbia Co. DIKD. At his residence in Lewisburg,nn Sunday morning the 231 nil. Gen. ABBOT GREEN, in the 87ih year of Ids age. In Danville, on Monday evening, March 2lih, Mr. WILLIAM IIARTAIAN, aged 65 years. At one of tho West India Island, on tho 25ih of February last, JOHN PORTER, late of Northumberland. The deceiso.l bequeathed ? 11.000 to the first Presbyterian Church of Northumber land, SI,OOO to the Northumberland new school Presbyterian Sabbath School. $3,000 to the Foreign Missionary Society, $3,000 to. the Home Missionary Society, $3 000 to the Presbyterian Publication Society; and the bulk of his estate, some $90,000, to his rel atives in Ihe city or New York. The intel ligence of his death AV*S communicated to his friends, by the American Consul, at St ■ John's.— Danville Intelligencer. In Salem lp., on Sunday last, Mrs. Kliutob wife of Philip Kliutob. Suddenly on last Sunday, in Huntington township, Luzerne county, Mr JOHN BRIT TAIN, a highly respectable oiiizen, aged about 84 years. On Cuosday last, in Huntington township, Luzerne county, Mr*. LARISII. wife of George Larish, agsd about 40 years -BJ£ HOOTS & SHOES. LOWEST FRICE3 AWBWMHIJO WIHLSSOSJ Respectfully announces to nis friends and the public that he has taken the Boot and Shoe Store lately kept by Warren Russel, where he has always on hand and makes to order all kinds of Boots and Shoes at the following prices: Men's fine calf or morocco boots, 54 a 4 50. do kip or cow hide, 8 25 do calf f hoes 2 00, do cow hide I f5 do miners', nailed, 2a 21 50, Ladies'gaiters, 2a2 25 " Lace boots. 8 62 " Thick soled slippers, lal 37 " Putnn soled, 100 " Excelsiors, 1 25, Boys', youths' and children'a shoes in pro* portion. He manufactures bis work of the best of stock—warrants it to wear; and is determined to sell it as low as othera can their Yankee or city work. Call and see for yourselves, Shop on Alain st., next door below Hartman's Store. Htoomsburg; April Ist, 1851.