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R. W. WEAVER. EDITOR. Bloom stun g l liuruli!) MnrcU 1, (855 TIIESENirOItIAL CONTEST. llr ■ resulted in a draw game at Harris burg, and certainly very litt le to the credit of ibe collective wisdom of the State, But while much of manliness and honor has been prostitnted end lost, much hat also been saved for the state. Gcod men have been swallowed and earned a (org by the strong current of corruption; and the frailty of human nature has been illustrated in the sad wrack of character and honor, lint tho state is saved from some shame and dishon or in tho tulurc- And these putificutrons of the political atmosphere are as necessary as the storms which convulse the physical world. In a popular government like that nf the United Stales circumstances and acci dent often throw weak men (and sometimes wicked ones) upon tho surface of public af fairs ; and some open trial ja necessary In test the true character this metal and expose its baseness before it gains 100 general cur rency. Thus, in the accidental convulsion of par ties last fall all manner of men were thrown up for the lop stratum; and where these had j no basis or solidity of character they rnnst wear off beforastha way cao be reliable and sale. Men like Cameron are called forth by the : spirit of the times; or rather, the craftness ( of such men uses the Occidents of the times, j and moulds them to its subtile and mean j designs. It is only when baseness grows in rank luxuriance that sucli men find their food and wax fat. To one matt they prom ise favors, to another they grant them. One tool they buy with money, for another tl.ey trade. To one of their creatures they give money, to anoher who, Pke some few in this region, is seen to have neither iafluenee, character nor brains worth buying, a small | loan is made; tthd the spiritless, whining sycophant is kept in his fawning mooJ by some sucb bauble as Simon sees will tickle bis fancy and keep him in humor to do the dirty work thot may become necessary. If the trickster has only meat lor the n<e(ul hounds and mastiffs of hie pack, he well j knows that the ignoble curs w ill bark and growl quite as well over a bone. They have no soul to follow in the chase of their mas ter, and only skulk lazily along behind to pick up the rotten fragments lelt scattering in the trail from the feast of the swifter footed pursuers. In fact, they have not the courage to own their master; and while they bark for " Charles," they snap only at the game that "Simon" and his pack are trying to bound down. „ ■ up 111 1 Hl* V I'Qllla Our neighbor Cock of the Danville Dcmoat is awakeuing to the evils perpetrated by the Nickswissers ur.der lite cloak of darkness, as the following paragraphs Irom his last paper testify. " Many of the abuses, which have crept into the order, will not be remedied until they let day-light into thcin. Demagogues and designing mcr. always seek the shelter of secrecy, where honest men ate not able to expose their machinations." "The members of the f.egislature, whobol ted the Know-Nothing Caucus, modestly in * form their constituents cl the whig and dem ocrutia party, Who elected them, that the old parlies has become too corrupt, and, there fore, they had sought a better and more vir tuous one in the " American, organization." Accord irig'to the specimens, which have been exhibited at ITarrisburg this winter, we fear they have got out of the frying-pan into the fire. For our pari, we think there is still some little virtue remaining in the old leaven of the whig party, and we point with prido to the few remaining Whigs in the f.egislature, against whose honcs'.y not a breath is whis pered." Lackawanna and Rloomtbnrn It all road We understand that a " Committee of the Lackawanna and Bloomsburg Itailroad Com pany is in New York, -soliciting a subscrip tion of two hundred thousand drillers to their slock, for the early completion arid equip ment of their road. This is an extension of the Lackawanna and Western Railroad, from Scran ton, down the Lackawanna and Sus quehanna, the entire lenitth of the Lacka wanna aod Wyoming valleys, and is inten ded to bring on the Lackawanna and Wes tern.' fO*d, the coal mines at all ponts below ScrantoVh *'-d intended for a Eastern mar ket. The iVtckawsnna and Bloomsburg Road is designed als.° to be a carrier of the Wyo ming coals to the .Titrkets below, especially the large iron works in Colombia and Mon tour counties. At Scrantoa it interacts the Lackawanna and Western, and at fNomns burg the Catawissa, Wiiliamsport arid i.'-lwt ra. The state that $500,000 hai'f been subscribed, Ihe work oi grading and bridging put under contract, and that $200,- 000 more of stock, with small amount ot bonds, will enable them to finish and fully equip 36 miles of road, which shall open a direct communication with both of the great seaboard cities. The whole work for ■ single track Is lo cost about $25,000 Ihe mile. Tus UNITED STATES M*OAZin is a period ical of which wo have several timea taken occasion to give our favorable opinion, It contains good reading, and a great deal of it for ono doliir a year. The book is woll printed for reading and preservation. J- M- Emerson, aud Co , New York, are the pub lishers. ' XT Dr. Francis C. Harrison has tsken up bis abode in town, and we observe he has already his hands tap of patients. There is a good opening In town for another intelli gent physician of character, and the Doctor ••ems likely to fill the want. W Oua PAPER next week will possess in terest for every class of readers. Among other things it wilt contain a large engraving, and a poetical contribution of some merit. Our thanks are due to the Hon. H. B Wright at Washington, and Messrs, Burks l*w, Maxwell, Ilickok and Mr. Clean, at Harrtsburg, for favors. IST The Harrisburg Herald says the most strenuous efforts have been made for the pardon ol Pi. Bealo, hut that after a full hearing of the case, Gov. l'ollock positively refused to grant a pardon. -•*. nr The Rev. E. N. I.igh'.ner has accept ed a call from the Fpisoopal Church at Dan ville, and has entered upon bis duties. FT Ths Iron Masters of Pennsylvania will hold a Convention in Philadelphia on Tuea day the 6lh j®f March. H. Brevoorl, the missing treasurer of the Glendou Rolling mills, at Boalon, has "turned up" in California. ty Mayor Voltz, of Pittsburg, has deter mined to enforce to the fullest extent the lawn prohibiting the sale of liquors and the per formance of worldly employment on Ihe Sab bath day. Swindler 111 Limbo J. W. Holbrooke, the projector of a fraud ulent gift enterprise at New York was lately arrested at the instance of Messrs. Viescher & Schell, who had advertised largely lor him, ar.d whom he attempted to defraud of their pay. He is held lo answer his trial. Conviction and Imprisonment of Lottery Deuleis. AI.LEKTOWS, I'*., Feb. 21.—The trial of the managers of ihe great Catasauqua Lottery, was I concluded today, with a verdict of guilty against thedefendants. Nathan Frederic was fined $6OOO and costs of persecution, ami to stand committed until the sentence be com plied with, apd William Gross fined $3OOO with casts, and to be committed until the fine be paid, liu'.b were committed in default of payment. A REFORM LEGISLATURE! Do the people know that tho present " re form Legislature" sits only four days in each week? Such is really the fact, and we will explain how the tiling is done. The regular hour fur meeting is II o'clock, and the House has a standing rule, lo adjourn every Saturday at 12, until Monday afternoon at 3. The Senate does the same, two Saturdays out of three. This gives the members who live near Harrisburg, an opportunity to spend Sunday at home, and affords ell a chance— which they seem eager to embrace—to re create during Saturday night and Sunday, in Philadelphia. But many of them s'art ofi on Sattirdy morning and don't get back lo Harrisburg until Monday evening, leaving . r,. . f ,.i ere sent at .cither day's session; and tlios two days, or onetlibd, of every ween, are actually lost, for all tlie purposes rf the public business. This is a fair specimen of the economy and reform which the people were promised upon the advent of the Know-Nothing adininistra tiou! T he People Speaking. The Democrats of Orwigsburg (Schuyl kill county.) aud vicinity held a meeting on the evening of '.he 19ih inst , at which the following strong and pointed resolutions were unanimously adopted: Resolved, That we deeply regret the course pursued by Charles Frailey, Esq., one of our representatives at Ilarrisbnrg, in voting for Simon Cameron for U. S. Senator; and thai we feel it"n duty lo ourselves and our friends to denounce his course as a base violation of all honorable obligations due to his parly and his constituents. Resolved, That Charles Frailey, Esq., has in our opinion dishonored the high post which he now occupies aa a representative and a politician., and that too in the face of all the speeches aud pledges lie gave in op position to Know Notliingism, or as heler med them, At fPi acre, previous to his elec tion. This course lias a little 100 much of the Cream-Coloied Hone tor our taste, and we considered him unworthy the namo of a Democrat. A large and enthusiastic meeting of the Democrats ot Lebanon county, was held in die Borough of Lebanon, on Saturday eve ning last, for the purpose of denouncing ihe course of their Representative, W. A. Barry, in voting for SIMON CAMERON, the Know- Nothing candidate, in violation of his pledge made at the time of his nomination and previous to the October election. The tiue Democrats of Northamlon met at the court-house in Easton on the 20th inst., and passed a scries of spirited and honest toned resolutions censuring Senator Fry lor absenting himself from the Democratic cau cus, and instructing him and the two mem bers of the Lower House from that county to voie against Simon Cameron from first to last. Col. Hulter, the radical editor of the .Argus reported the resolutions. A gang of rowdies from a Know-Nothing lodge attempt ed lo d.sturb the moetihg, and one of them proposed a Cameron resolution. But the President of the meeting informed him that he wac not recognized as a Democrat. At PitU I horg all ihe newspapers have taken a stand aga.'nst Cameron. On the evening of the 241b au< indignation meeting was held. About 300 persons, principally Whigs and Americans, were present, and a series reai lutiona lavorißS a western candidate lor Sen der, but nsatWg no one, wero submitted, but not acted on. Mr. Smith, one of the Repre sentatives fsom Allegheny county was pre sent, and rose, amidst loncj calls,and defen ded himself lustily for his support of Mr. Cameron. Daring his speech he was fre quently greeted with hisses, applause, and taunting cries. Subseqncnlly Mr. Fbster, editor of the Despatch, offered a aeriee of resolutions which reooutmended a new man, untainted with politics. They were adopted, and the meeting adjourned. Correspondence of Ike Star. From Ilurrlaburg. HARRISBURC, Feb. 22.— The bill loerect Sny der county out of Uuiou paused second read ing in the Senate yesterday, by a vote of 11 to 10. In the House the bill to provide for thopub lication.of the general laws of the Slate in tho newspapers of the several counties was reported back with an adverse recommenda tion. The legislature will abolish the Northern District of the Supremo Court, which hereto fore held its session at Sntibnry. The coun ties will be annexed to the Middle or Harris burp District, except Columbia and Montour, which, at the request of Mr. Buckalew were annexed in the bill to the Eastern District, holding its session at Philadelphia. It is denied here that the Know-Nothing speeders offered Mo the Democratic caucus to support Woodward for the Senate, prom ising to secure for him 42 voles, besides tho old hoe Democrats. But it is certain that i while the Democratic caucus was in session, Mr. Price came to the door and said if Wood ward was nominated there he would be sup ported by the seeedersand Whigs. How far , ha was authorised to make such promise 1 caonot learn ; but he has the reputation of being the most honorable Whig in the legis lature. Some versions of the proceedings report that the only agreement and confer ence between the Democrats and seceders was to obtain an indefinite postponement of ! the Senatorial subject iri the legislature. Cer tain it is that Cameron had good friends in the Democrulic caucus. The bribery Committee is in session. ] L man and B k are out of town. The committee havebeenexaminiug some witness , iftid enough to show that the loud popular , cry of corrnption at this time is not all gas. One youna Harrisburg lawyer has been qnes- i tinned very closely as to what ho knew about the following letter; which the committee , now hold. SATURDAY MORNING. | Jacob ll . Ea.:—Last right Mr. . Herr placed in your hands 8900, for which ' yon pledged yourself to certain things. How these tilings were done for Dr. Jaytre is un- i necessary 10 snv ; but sir you will remember , you made a proposition. Now sir, Dr. Jayne repudiates and condemns this transaction. I 1 do not resort to threats; but I desire you to return t 8400 to Mr. Herr before 12 o'clock to day- i the $5OO you can retan. There may not be any resort to law if you do this; but another , and more effectual means of redress. I make no comments on your conduct tinder the ctr cumstat ces ; but shall wait in patience to 1 hear from you or Mr Herr. , Respectfully, D. R. PAXTRR. Another witness John Weidman, a lawyer of Lebanon, was examined, and according to l.istestimony it would seemthat Mr. Cam eron, if elected, is expected to secure the pas sage of Madison county. He stated that Mr. Rittenlmuse. a member from Montgomery county, residing in Pottstown, had an inter view with him at the opening of the smudon,! that he was bitterly opposed to CaiMMMK; that he subsequently changed his vi i: came a friend of Cameron, and chantre was brought about hv the r Cameron's friends to support the new cou.n-i | ty of Madison. | If the proposed law in relation to bribery was now in force the people would gel some rich chapters of life at the capitol. The probabilities are that no United States Senator will he chosen by the present legis ture. TENN. HARRIADI-RU, Feb. 27,b.—0(1 the first bal lot to day, Quiggle, Hogc, Piatt end Stock dale left Mr. Buckalew and voted for Cam eron. But seven other gentlemen who had previously voted for Cameron left him and went among the scattering. The subject is postponed until the first Tuesday in October. It is generally understood here that Mr. Maxwell went into the ur-t Know-Nothing caucns.held on the subject ol Senator and vo teJ'for Cameron! How true this is I can't tell. PENN. VOTE FOK SENATOR. On last Tuesday the Legislature of this Stale made another attempt to elect a U. S. Senator. The hall and lobbies of the house were crowded to excess, many ladies being pres ent. Much excitement prevailed through out the town, and an unusual degree of in terest was manifested in the proceedings. FIRST BALLOT. For SIMON CAMCRON-Moesrs. Crabba, Cress i well, Frizirr. Fry, Heldeman, Hendricks, Huge, Killincer, Piatt, Quiggle, Sellors and Shumm of lite Senate, and Messrs. Barry, Boal, Caldwell, Carlisle, Clover, Crawford, Crtswell. Cumnungs, nl Phils.. Cummins of Somerset, Donaldson, Ey*te r , Fletcher, Frai- 1 ley, Free, Grose, Guy, Haines, Hubbs, King, Kirk pa: rick, Kieppe, lane. JNlcConkey, Mc- Connell, Morrison, Muse, North, Palmer, Reese, Rittcnliouse, Hotter, Sullade, Slierer, Smith of Allegheny, Smith of Blair, Slehley, Stuckdale, Sturdevaiit. Weddell, Wood, , Yorkes, Zeiyler, and Stiong, (Speaker,) of , the House.—Ms. 1 For C. R. BUCKALEW —Messrs. Browne, Goodwin, Hamlin, Jamison, McClintock, Sager, Walton, Wherry and Heiater, (Speak- 1 or,) of the Senate, and Messrs. Baker, Bush, Christ, Craig, Dougherty, Dunning, Dugan, 1 Fry, Johnson, McClean, Maxwell, Orr, ' Thompson and Wright, of the House.—23. Scattering, 52. There being no choice, Mr. Frailey moved to go into a second ballot, which was agreed to, and resulted as Inllows: Cameron, 54 Mainard, 6 Buckalew, 23 Morris, 1 Veecb, 2 Williams, 4 Wilmnt, 6 Kunkel, 1 Stevens, 4 Block, 1 Irwin, 4 Buffington, 9 Jones, - 6 Brady, 1 Howe, 2 John J. Pearson, 1 Conrad, 7 There being no choice, a third ballot was lajyyp which resnl'.ed very much like the scWfid. Cameron having 55, and Bucka lew 23 votes. On the result of the third ballot being an nounced, Mr. Browne moved to adjourn un til the Ist Tuesday in October next. Mr. Haldeman moved to amend, eo that when the Convention Vdjnurns, it adjourn lo meet to-morrow a! 11 o'clock. Mr. Browne's motion was then agreed lo —yeas 66, nays 05. Mr. Buckalew vdiod for Browne'a motion, i and Mr. Maxwell against it. The joint convention then adjourned. (Situational Department. Educational Convention, The teachers, direclors and friends of edu cation in general ere invited to meet tt ilia Court-house.in Bloomsbnrg, on Baiurdsy the 10th of March next, at lo o'clock A.M. to participate in the formation of a Teacher's Institute of Columbia county, and to lake in to consideration suoh matters as may be for for Ihfbest interests of the canso of educa tion. "• WM BURGESS, J. G. FREEZE, ABIA JOHN. Committee of Invitation. THE STUDY OF AGRICULTURE. As m-ich knowledge is reqniicd to make a good farmer as a good clerk ; and while soci ety needs some men in the departments of literatbro, clerkship and oratory,there Is quite as much need ol others who shall be trained lo a scientific knowledge of the chemical process by which grains and fruits grow, and the circumstance undar which the growth ol each can be improved, and the bounties of nature developed and enjoyed. Tho farmer who understands enough of agricultural ge ology lo know for wnat grain or product the constituent ingredients of his soil are best adapted, and enough of agricultural chemis try to know what ingredient his soil lacks to make it es fruitful as the best, enjoys great advantage over his neighbor. Every boy who rambles over the hillsides and through the fields can understand the illustrations in the study ol agriculture, and in a number of status it is taught in the common schools. In Now Hampshire this is the case, and hooks treating of the elements of that science have been ordered to be supplied lo the pupils In Vermont the legislature, at its present session, au.horized the purchase by the State of a sufficient number of copies of Waring's ''Elements ol Agiicuhure," to secure full at teclion toward it, and made provision for the introduction o( a study into every school un der the Stale supervision, lo this State no legislative action is necessary, but it will not be long until agriculture will be more taught in our common schools than book-keeping. Richard Bedford, the County Superintend ent of Sullivan, in his last years report lo the School Department of this State calls atten tion to the nibj -et in such judicious and sen sible remarks as we are well pleased lo ex tract. " The Superintendent will pardon the free dom which I take, in this my first report, if I should mostrespectfully suggest for the con sideration of the Department, the importance ol introducing the study of agriculture into our common schools, in the rural districts of the State. The King of Sparta being inter rogated, "What thingshe thought most prop er forboystulearu V answered, "those thing* which they expect todo when they are men." Our professional men, our mechanics, and artisans, spend from seven to lourteen years, in making themselves acquainted with the respective professions and califiigs which ementary text-book might bo obtained, as complied for the purpose, containing lessons on agricultural chemistry, geology, mineral ogy, manures, grains, grasses and roots,best breeds of horses, cattle, sheep and swine, ag ricultural implements draining and sub-soil ing, ar.d the best plans for rural architecture for farm houses and out buildings, which would be of immense benefit to the popula tion of our rural districts, giving at least the germ of broad and nobie thought, making agriculture tobucomea delightful honorable, and much more profitable employment, and adding immeasurably lo the productive cap ital of our already wealthy State. There is a late issue from the press of Messrs. D. Ap plelon SL CO., New York, cf 288 pages duo decimo, retailed at seventy-five cents, by Geo. E. Warring, jr., very highly recommen ded by Professor James J. Mapes, editoi of of the "Working Farmer." I have not yet teen it. It may be all that is desirable for our schools." A Letter from an old Teacher. The following lener has been handed us to by John G. Freeze, Esq.. and will possess in terest for the teachers of this county. The author has had many year's experience in the business ol teaching, and a few years ago taught in this town. Though old in yeats, he is arJent and zealous in the pro gress of education; and keeps up to the spir it of the age in its improvements. LOCUST TOWNSHIP, j Columbia Co., Feb. 23. '55.1 John O Frtezt: Respected friepJ—l un derstand by a tetter fiom a friend who was present at an Educational Convention in Bloomaburg on the 17th mat-, that a Colum bia County TEACHER'S INSTITUTE was duly organized at that time. I may inform thee that I am still engaged in the vocation of teacher,my present location, Schuylkill county, where Teacher'a Institute* have fur rome lime been in succeseful ope ration, and the cervices of teachers proper ly appreciated, and much better remuner ated than in my own school district at the present time. I think we may confidently anticipate, that an increase of interest upon the subject of education in the minds of the people goo crally, as well as the infusion of spirit of emulation among the teachers of the county, will be found among the important and very desirable fruits resulting from a Columbia couyly Teacher's Institute. My present pur pose however is, to state, as my own belief, that a more general circulation and diffusion of the valuable information upon the sci ences, as wall as the advanced and improv ing condition ol the Pnblio Schools in other parte of the State, a* imbodied in the "Penn sylvania School Journal," wonld prove a stimulant, and valuable auxiliary in promot ing the good work of Education in our County. I have been in the recmpl of the 'Journal' now about eight months, and find that eaeh succeeding oumber increases in interest in proportion to the advancement, improve ment, sod prosperity of the .School* in the different sections of the Slate. I therefore take the liberty to request, that, as a friend to the School System, and the diffusion of a liberal education among the people, thou wilt exert Iby influence at yoor next meet ing, to prevail upon the Teachets present, as well as other friends of education, to sub scribe for the "Journal." Published month ly by T. Burrows, Lancaster City, Pa., at $1 00 per year in advance. My presqpl engagement is a dine months' term, Minersville, Schuylkill county, end will not close before the first of June, salary £32.00 per msntli. I congratulate the teachers and friends of education in our county upon so favorablo symptoms of future iucourugement, ns the establishment of a Tracker's Institute in the County seems to indicate ; and shall endeav or, if health permits, lo be present, at some at least, of the future sessions of the Insti tute. I Respect fully thy friend, JAMES STOKES. Geography in Schools. In visiting schools we have been disap pointed lo find a number in which geography is not taught, and it is highly desirable that a change should be made lor the better in this respect. It is a study that requires but | very limited reflective powers, and is more uddreesed to the eyo than the reasoning fao- I uhies. Therefore a scholar can take up this I subject before he can do much sn reasoning out a result in arithmetic.— in fact as soon as | he can read intelligently. | An excellent work on geography has late ly been published for beginners, though it iucludes all I lie physical geography that most scholars carry with them through life. It is called the "Primary Geography," prepared by S. S' Cornell, and is published by D. Ap pleton & Co., New York, at 50 cents a copy. It is easy to teach and easy to learn' It con- . tains twelve colored mapi. and some seventy illustrative engravings. The lessons are fol lowed by reviews ; and to the work is ap pended a ptonouncing vocabulary, contain ing the names of all the natural and political divisions used throughout the work, ft is to be followed by an "Intermediate Geography" and that by a "High-school geography and companion atlas. Wages or Teachers. From the report of the Slate Superintend ent we gather the following list of the wages of teachers per month in the several coun. tse.s. Counties. . Mates. Females. Adams J7 67 10 69 Bradford 14 90 7 21 Butler IS 63 * 10 18 Cambria 22 50 18 57 Clinton 22 14 14 53 Columbia 19 00 11 26 Full on 16 95 13 83 Huntingdon 20 31 15 -!1 * Sl§^ 1 he Contrast. The following figures present the opera tions of the common school system in Penn sylvania during the first and thus for the last years of its action. It was first adopted in 1836. 1836 1853 No. of District* 987 1,531 No. ol Schools 3 384 9,507 Time Srhools were open 4m. 3d. sm. No ofTeachers 3,483 11.520 Average monthly Salary of Male Teachers 818 34 C-19 ?5 do Female Teachers 11 96 12 03 No. of Scholars 139,604 474 555 A v. No. per School 41 '42 do cost of Teaching per Scholar per month' 81 06 129 State Appropriation 98 670 184 390 Tax levied 207 105 1 021 337 Expense fet School Houses 111803 147 516 Other umiual expenses 103 079 815 901 ttr The Teachers vrha participated in the late educational convention express their thanks to Mr. Hicknk., for copies of the last annual reports of the State and several coun ty superintendents. BP" Mr. Conk ling the County Superintend ent of Montour has issued a call fur a meet ing of the Teachers and friends of common schools in Montour at Danville on the 15th of March to form a Teachers Institute. He says in his call " many of the citizens of Danville have kindly consented to open their houses for the entertainment of teachers du ring the continuance of the Institute. On Thursday, March Ist, in Bloomsbuig, by the Rev. D.J. Waller. Mr. JOH FCNSTON, of Lycoming county, and Mis* SUSAN. BARK RET, of Blocmsburg, Col. Co., I'. On the 16lh inst, by A. Ammerman Esq., Mr., PETER EVELAND, lo Miss JANE GOLDKH, all of Fishingcreuk township, Col. Co. On the 4th of Jan. by Jesse Hicks Esq., Mr. JAMES ADAM*, to Bliss CATHARINE ANN BOWER, both of Briarcreek township, CUL. Co. &&&!&' In Bloomaburg, on the 16th inst, MART ALVARITTA, daughter of Cyrus and Clarissa Fry, aged nearly two years. The infans's son! has taken flight, Tho b.'ss of heaven to share, So young she led, so soon to meot, Her sister's spirit there. In Espy, Columbia county, on Sunday evening, the 11th of February, Mr*. ALIZA DETII CASE, wife of Nathan Case, aged about 45 years, In Greenwood township, Columbia co • on Thursday, February Ist, Mr*. SARAH, wife of James Patterson, aged about 60 years. In Bloomaburg, on Tuesday evening last, MAUNDA| eldest daughter ol Samuel and Sarah Shire, aged about 5 years. God iu his wisdom has recalled The precious boon his love his given, And though the casket moulders now The gem is fpetkling bright in Heaven. SPECIAL NOTICES. IMPORTAKT TO FEMALES—'Dr.CtIkasKMAM'A PlLL*.—The combination* pi ingredients in throe Pills, is the result of a 10113 sn I ex. t*nve practice; Ihry are mild in their oper. stioi", tnd certain in restoring nalu'etn its proper channel. In eeery instance ha* the Pills proved successful. The Pills inverts bly open those obstructions to which females ere liable, and bring nature into its proper channel, whereby health is restored, end the pale and deadly countenance changed to a •healthy one, No female can enjoy good health unless she is legulm ; and whenever an obstruction takes place, whether from ex. posurc.celd, or any other ca'jsc, the gcueial health immediately begtna to decline, and the . want of sofclt a remedy ha. beer, the CLUSC of eo many consumptions smong young females. To ladies whose health will not permit an in . crease df their family, these pills will prove i a valuable acquisition, is they will prevent pregnancy. Headache, pain in the aid ■, pi|. . pitation of the heart, loathing of food, and disturbed sleep do most alwavs srisofrutn tile interruption of nature; and whenever thai is the case, the Pills will invariably remedy rill these evils, Nor are they less cCieacions in the cure of l.euroirboes, commonly called the '•Whites," These Pills should never bo ta. ken during pregnancy, as they would be sura to cause a miscarrl gae. W oranled to be purclv Vegetable, and free from anything injurious to life or health. Full and explicit diiections accompany rach box, 'I heee Pills are put up in rqnsre fiat boxes. Persons residing where there are no agency established, by enclosing One Dollar in a let- postpaid to Dr. C. L,. Ohceseman, No. 207 Ulcckcr street, New York City, can have them sent to their respective addresses by return of inail. Dr. FRANCIS €. HARRISON, t respectfully inform lliu citizens ) of Bloomsburg and vicinity, thai be s has commenced the practice of MEDICINE J there; end tolicits a share of public patron- „ age. lie can always be found at the Ex change Hotel opposite the Court House. ( Bloomsburg, M uch, t it, '65. NOTICE 1 TS hereby given that the Stockholders of the *• seserpeck BriJge Company that there n will be an election hold at the Treasurer's office in Berwick Pa., on Saturday the 31st i of March, fur the purpose of electing a Pros- il tdent and 6 Managers for one year. e S. B. BOWMAN, Berwick Feb. 24th '55. Treasurer. ' , , , r ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE, 1 NOTICE is hereby given that letters ol ad- , ministration upon the estate n! Jirnb Guarharl, la'e of Mair. t >witbi;>, Columbia county deceaand, have bien gr-mlad to tho undersigned residing in Main township. All parsons indebted to the es'aie are requested to make immediate payment,and those hav ing accounts against the estate to present * them for settlement lu • ' JOHN KIEFF.R, „ Admr- ( J. 0. PERRY, ITBLISIiER, EXTRAORDINARY PUBLICATION. * | Now READY: I MY COUKTSHIT if ITS CONSEQUENCES BY It EN It Y WIKOYF. t Ato account ol the authors adventures i -ip "England, Switzerland and Italy, with : Altss J C. TTAMKT.IT. TUT: AMKRICAN [ HETLLESS I '-Lmm coXTE NT S ■ , Explanation 'J'lte Prnon ( Meeting Thriiling News smil'un Attain Unexpeced Blow 3 The Qneetiod Popped A nntrow Escape Breakdown Flight A Jailor's Humanity 1 Repentance A Woman's Huge 1 Reconciliation The Trial More Repentance The Condemnation , The philosophy of love.t.idr.ighl Reflections * Geo. Pcabodvs's Ball Remorse f The Heroine in A l.uin I'ardnQ Impossible f Caugbt Again Done at Last Too Ardent by half Thurlow Weed's story A Coquet'* I."iter The Chloroform A Complete Victory American Sympathy A Violent Rupture An Attempt at Suicide Unconditional surren-Joyful Days F der The Liberation " A Philadelphia beauty A Sweet Sleep * The day Named John Van Buren Flight and Flurry New York Again c A-Splendid Bride Hearty Welcome c The Abduction Ultimatum ofthe Press n A struggle for vie tot} Finale r The Arrest I '' Ot all the personal confessions and anto- 1 biographical sketches thut we have erer read o or heard of, this is the strangest, the oddest, the most extraordinary ; and, we may as t< well admit at once, the most intensely inter- C esting. The book has cost us a couple ol u nights sleep ; and wo have no doubt it cost = its author and its principal subject a good many more. We have read it carefully through, according to our invariable custom, 1 before venturing to give a decided opinion '' ol a work,arid we uchesitatingly pronougce 8 'Wikofl's Courtship and its Conseqonces' not only a deeply but one ol v the most remarkable tales ever unfolded to ' publio exhibition.''—[N. York Ev. Mirror. Price in paper covers, 51; in neat cloth binding, 51 25 Orders should be addressed to J. C. DERBY, Publisher 1 No. 119 Nassau street, N. Y. For sale by Booksellers and News Agents everywhere. Single copies sent by mail, . post-paid, on receipt of price. j ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. NOTICE is hereby given that letters of I™ administration upon the estate of Sam uel A. Bowman, late of Mifilin township, Columbia 00., deceased, have been granted to the undersigned, residing in Mifflin nnd Berwick. AU persons indebted to said de cedent are requested to make payment with out delay, and those having accounts against the estate to present them for settlement to BAML'KL CREASY? , SB. BOWMAN. AJm "■ February, 22, 1855. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. 0 NOTICE is hereby given that letters of b administration upon the estate of Jaccob Kel- n ler, lalo of Fishingcreek township, Columbia o county deceased, have been granted to the v undersigned. All persons indebted to the v estate of said decedent are requested to n make payment without delay, and those b having accounts against the eatalo to pre- a sent thein for settlement to d GEORGE KELLER, Adm'r. Fishtngcreek. Feb. 16th, 1854—w. Stray Pigs. J AME to the premises of the subscriber in n y-' Bloomsburg on the 20th of February 'net., *ix stray shoals, apparent about six f months old. The owner is requested to c prove property, pay, chnrges and lake them C away, or they will be disposed of according ti lo law. YVILLIAM NEAL. F Bloomsburg, Feb. 20, 1855—3 W. 3 LEATHER- f "C3RITZ, HENRY, & CO., No 29 North 3d 3 -*• Street, Philadelphia, MOROCCO Manufac- N lurers, Curriers and Importers of FRENCH CALF-SKINS, and dealers in Red and Oak SOL LEATHER SI KIPP [Feb 9, 'ss.—ly. NOTICE to OWNERS of CANAL BOATS. ertvijrh'S OJTICS.. J NOTICF. is hereby given to the owners ot whether loaded or empty, now I I) ing within the prism ofthe Lower North Branch Division of the IVnr.sylvar is Canal, thai if they or their agents are not present when the undersigned is prepared to let the water in*> said division, (or the purpose of preventing the said boats from becoming ob structions to the navigation of said cut. aI, he will in six days thereafter sell said boats a:id their agreeably to the (3d. section ol the eel of the lOilt April, 1826. entitled ' An act to protect the publio in the full ben efit and enjoy it? e tit of the works constructed 1 for the purpurea of inland navigation." By order of the Board of Canal Commis sioners. GEO W. SEARCH, Feb. 22, 1855.—3w. Supervisor. EXEIIJTOU'j NOTICE. Y ETTF.RS testamentary on lha Estate of ALFRED McCLURE, late of Blontn township, Culumbla county, f ee'd, has been granted by the Register of (aid county to Robert Cathead, and William Neal, who both reside in Bloomsburg, in said county All person! having claims or demands againd the Estate of tbe decedent, are re quested 10 make them known to the Execu tors without delay: end nil persons indebted to the Estate, to make pavrtient forthwith. ROBERT CATHCARTI R WILLIAM NEAL. J £x,calor i Bloortisburg, Feb. 17 1855—6:5. Notice to Collectors. jVOTICE is hereby given to all delinquent J * Collectors lot 1853 and previous years, thai the Commissioned aha Treasurer ol Columbia county will meet at their oflW in Bloomsburg, on Monday, the 19 tk day erf Marrh next, when those wishing to sate coat will attend ; as the accounts not settled on or belore that day will be placed in the hand* ol the proper ctficers for collecliin. By or :er ol the Commissioner.; CoMMisctohEn's OFFICE IJ. C. FRUIT, Bloomsburg Feb. 9 '55. j CUrk Public Salcci'Valuablc Steal Eatate. tfaMTILL be sold at public sale ou the pretr- V V ises, in Bloomsburg, on SATURDAY the 10.h day of Match next, at I o'clock, in the afternoon, the following described real estate viz: or. tho North side of ThirJ street, in Blooms burg, on w.'nch are a good BRICK DWELLING HOiSE, plm^ A frame dwelling horse, and oth-jHfc-§sRpß er convenient cui-buildt.igs. A gooJ WELL of WATER tear the dooi. The property i that which was the late re sidence ol Daniel Shive. There win also at the same time be sold a TOWN 1.0T,0n toe opposite silo ot theatre.:', from the above' property. t?' The tide lo the property will be dear, and it is sold for the heir.- of Daniel Shive, by S. C. SHIVE. Bloomsburg, Feb. 22, 1855. SALE OF VALUABLE PROPERTY fgAIIK subscriber, wishing lo retire from -M. b-.'sinesa will sail or tent, on easy term* his business property, such as, FURNACE, GRIST-MILL, FARM, Store-House nnJ Goods, together with Hors es, WBgotis, Carts, and a va-iefy of other property, necessary for the conduct of sacb an ••n.l.b-hniem The Furnace is run with Antl.racuo Coal, aid is calculated lo make 50 tors Pig Iron per week. I'leuty ol Ore lull in the neigti brrlmnd s£?£ oiii AETifc &A323S is in good order. 17* Possession given whan the present stock is worked up. Call on the undcrsiged at his residence at Light Street Columbia County. ALSO, COO Acrcn'of Timber Land, for sale cheap, situate above Orangeville, north Bide of the Knob Mountain. m MCDOWELL Light Street, Feb 22, 1865. PUBLIC TENDFE - W'ILL be held at the resilience of the sub scriber in Mifflinville, on Wednesday the 14 Ik dy of March, 1854, when the following prop erty will be offered for sale, to wit: ONE CARRIAGE, one set of harness, two cows, |*o hogs, one corii'Shcller, four beds and bedding, one fas n ing- in ill, one plough, one eofner-tupboard, one clock, one settee, chaira, tables, stand*, two Bureaus, one dark, three stoves and pipe, I'otatoes and meat, logolher with a variety of household and KITCHEN FURNITURE too numerous lo mention ; also Two ACRES OF WHEAT, 1} ACRE OF RYE in the ground. At the samo time be will also offer for sale' ONE DWELLING HOUSE, twelve town lots, and fwo aerei of out-' lota, situate in the town of I.tiffliaville, and a lot of boards, palos and posts. Bale to commence at 10 o'clock, A M., when duo attendance and coudiliout of sale will be made known by LUDYVIG LICHT. Mifflinville, Feb. 13, 1854. PUBLIC SALE? VALUABLE FARM AND PLANTATION WILL be expoxd to public sale, npon the prentices on the 23d dayot Maroh, A. D.. 1855. a certain Plantation & Tract of Lands situate in Cloom township, Columbiarottn ly. adjoining tho North East Branch of the River Susquehanna, lands of Col Jos, Pax ton, the heirs of I.aiah Barton, Dr. Juo. Ram sey, and others, containing about ONE HUNDRED AND TEN ACRES, ol first rats river bottom land, in a high slate of cultivation. A portion of the land i* in WOOL, suffloient for a ertpplv of rati* and fu el. Tbe North Branch •"anal passes through said tract. The improvements are an excellent DWEL LING HOUSE, large and cuvcnlent bank Bam, Wagon house, Hay ShuJa, and other outbuildings. A ho, nit Apple Orchard, Eo. It is one of the rnos. pleasant and desira ble farms on the North Branch, within on* mile and a hall of the town ol Bloomsburg, one mile ol the Rupert Depot of tho Catta wivsa, Williarp.pori and Erie Railroad, and within two miles of three Iron Blast Fur naces in full opperation. in a populous neigh borhood and convenient to market, School* and Chinches. No better nor more produc tive Farm in the County ol Columbia. Terms of Sale: Two third* of the purchase money may, if the purchaser desires it, remain for a pe riod of years in said premises ; the interest to be paid annually. ALSO,—At the same time and place the following peisonal properly, viz:—Horses,, cattle, hogs, wagons, sleds, fcnygy, Cairisge, Grain by the Bushel, hay by the ton, Pota- • toes, wind-mills, Threshing Machine Horse Power, 15 Acres of Wheal in the ground, 3 acre* rye in the ground, and a variety of farming utensil* too numerous tn mention. W Sale to commence at 10 o'cloelt, M., when attendance win be given and tertnv mad* known by ROBT. CATHCART, WILLIAM NEAL Executor'*-of Alfred McClur*, dtt'd. Bloomaburg, Feb. 22, 1855.