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R. w. WEAVER, EDITOR. Uloomfilivig Thorndnr May 3, 1855. Mind your own Business. Volumes might and perhaps should be preached against that restless, itching spirit of malice and mischief which prefers wrong to right—evil to friendship, and hatred to love: and does this not so much for profit or posi tion as from a soured and and corrupted pro - psnsity. Envy is the greatest enemy to man's con tentment and-happiness; and it is perhaps from this mean passion that most of mental suffering arises. The man is more to be pit ied than bated who is so eaten np with green jealousy that every mark of It is neighbor's prosperity and success is an affliction to him, and only sickens btm by exciting his petu lance. He is a very poor devil who seems to be of no service to himself, and is certain ly of none to any person else. By accident these creatures sometimes crawl into a posi tion where their meddlesome and jealous propensities give them a chance to poke their ' noses into other people's business, to the sore annoyance of all parlies; but the narrow contracted mind that will stoop to such mean ness will generally in its own dark, cheerless cavern work out its own best punishment. Envy can find no delight in the beautilul and good treasures of nature around it. It cannot bear to see a fellow being fortunate r happy : and it has misery always, and on joyment never for its companion. It is aware of its own base nature, and crouches most ir. shame beneath a withering look of pity and contempt. We havo caught in flagrante del icto suoh an afflicted specimen of gangrened humanity coaxing our friend to withhold from na the petty patronage of a little advertise ment which he told his malicious tormentor lie meant to give us; and though so small a mind doea not in this case belong to a fish woman or a tape-vender, but aspires to a professional position, it only doos so by acci dent or a lusus natural. A look of scorn and pity was- the only revenge we can allow our selves to take, just for the same reason that we could not barm a madman or a cripple, life has no enjoyment for 6uch distempered minds—they are only fit for that Asylum of Know-Nothings which denies the brother hood of man. Such a mind can lead no other, and attach itself to more by manly sympathy; unless perhaps to some of its own kind—say to some apology for an editor who for a shilling ticket would puffa leoturer as giving a "grand en tertainment, worthy of attention," and next year, if he failed to get a ticket, denounce the same man as an "itinerant Yankee." Or it may seek kindred with that class of professed Christians who have violated every moral principle of correct life, and after be traying religion and prostituting life, believe in the creed which teaches only that a Cath olic Christian is a being with horns, hoofs and tail, but destitute of a soul. A Specimen Know-Nothtng, Our readers will remember that last fall the Know-Nothings had every thing to suit them •elves In Massachusetts. Among other things they elected to the Legislature the Sec retary ol their State Convention which nom inated Governor Gardner—Joseph Hiss, who bee lately become so notorious in the work of reforming Catholic nunneries. Joseph is a great man among the Know-Nothings, and can pass for a specimen brick. He is the Judge Advocate of the order for Massachu setts, or as they ttow sail the office—he is Stale Marshall ot the Supreme Order of the Sler Spangled Banner. His business is to preside at the formation of lodges or councils, end to formally inaugurate them. By trade ha is a journeyman tailor. Not long since ba suddenly left his residence in the town of Barre to the great disoomfiture of an army of his creditors. As chairman of the Know-Nothing Com mittee to investigate the immoralities of nun neries it appears he picked up a dissolute woman from the streets of Boston, registered her name at the Hotel as-Mrs. Patterson— prncnred a room for her next his own—and had her bill and extra liquors charged to the Slate as a part of theexpenses of the Com mittee. A commilte was appoinlsd to investigate the investigating committees eonduel, and the result so shocked the Purilenism of the Bay State that Joseph was compelled to re eigu hi) aeat in the Legislature. ty Quite a controveray is raging at Dan ville balwenn Beat ol the Intelligencer aud Mr. Simon P. Kase. The point seems to be whether the Know-Nothing caucus lately broke into the larder of the Montour House, eel all the piea and kicked up a muss gener ally. The Intelligencer made the charge, end the bar-keeper of the Hotel disproves it. So it eeemt that while the new party is generally the ainner, in this oaae ita membera are sin ned against; end the Intelligencer man ia in • tight place. THE MIDDLE STATES MEDICAL REFORMER.— The May number of this work ia published ; and ae it was executed in thia office we will hardly dare to say more of the manner in whioh the work appears than that we are rather proud than ashamed of its face and form. The May number is an improve ment on the first one .we published But from some extracts which we give in our paper thia week, our readers will see that the editors of the " Reformer" are ready writers, and vigoroua thinkers; and also that there ia much in the book to intereat all olasaea of readers. DUXSKS.'—Whoever wishes fair oopies of Dickens' novels should send for Petaraona' edition. Hia library edition ia in a very de sirable shape and style. W Joseph W. Miner, baa again became connected with W. P. Miner, in the conduct of the Record of lie Timet, at Wilkaebarre. TUB NBWS. i ty An act has passed the Legislature to 1 incorporate the Danville Gas Company. ty The Legislature will adjourn line die on the Bth of May. ty All the Fashion—Rattlesnake and checker-board pattern pants. OT COL. M'CLDRB, of the Chambersburg Whig, gives the K. N's. the cold shoulder. OT HON. JOSEPH CASEY has left New.Ber lin, and ill future will practice law iu Har riaburg. The Opening of the Erie Canal, New York, is likely to be postponed till the l4iti of the present month, as the canal needs repairs. ty A NEWSPAPER hat been establish ed m the town of Sbsrnokin. So says a re port. OP* Six hundred passengers, bound for Kansas, passed over the Pennsylvania Rail road one day last week. ty The prospect of an abundant grain crop throughout the Union is very flatter ing. B0" A correspondent of the Pittsburg Union, mentions Hon. Asa Packer of Mauch Chunk, for the next Governor of Pennsylva nia. Sad Accident. —Benjamin Angle, son ofJno. Angle, of Centre township, Columbia on., was kicked by a horse last week and killed. Result of the Credit System. —A man has been arrested in New York for borrowing another man's wife, and S6OO of a Bank Pres ident, and decamping with both. ty The large stone store-house opposite the Mount Carbon Hotel, in Mount Carbon, was entirely destroyed by firs last Friday morning. The Mount Carbon Hotel escaped with but slight injury. ty Flour must decline about #3 per bbl, before any can be exported. The opening of navigation is developing the fact that there is an abundance in our country, for all its wants for six months to come, HP" We continue to have the best accouts of the coming wheal crop. From lowa, Illi nois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan all reports are cheeting—the wheat fields never looked better. ty The New York Daily Times, edited by Liet-Governor Raymond, is out against the prohibitory liquor law. Last Fall and at va rious times since then, Mr. Raymond has been vice versa. ty Judge M'Clure ol Pittsburg last week decided that the Court could not grant licenses to operate longer than the Ist of October, al though the applications were presented to the Court a month ago and since .held under advisement to await the action of the Legis lature. Ey A petition is circulating in New York praying the Legislature to pass a law prohib iting the use of tobacco and strong tea drink ing. The vegetarians are also on the move, 1 and intend sending up a strong remonstrance against the " brutalizing practice of eating an imal food." ty Mr. RICHARD MCGRANN has entered upon a very heavy contract, viz: To com pelte the grading, masonry, brii/ging and blasting of some thirty three miles of the Notlh Pennsylvania Railroitd. One cut ol solid rock will exceed $250,000. ty Nol many months since, the Supreme Court of this Slate decided that two thousand pounds weight constituted a ton. Justice 1 Grier, of the United Stales Cireuit Court, re cently decided that a ton was twenty-two hundred and forty pounds. Who shall de cide when doctors disagree 1 Cy The extensive brewery of George Lau er at Poitsville was entirely destroyed by lire last Thursday evening, together with a num ber of adjacent buildings. The toss ia esti mated at from $20,000 to $30,000, upon which there WAS an insurance of SIO,OOO The origin of the fire is not exaelly known, but it is believed to have caught accidental ly- BLOOMsnI'KG BANK. The following was the vote by which the | bill to charter the Bloomsburg Bank passed final reading in the House : YEAS— Messrs. Allegood, Avery, Ball, Barry, Bergslresser, Boal, Bower, Christ, Craig, Cummings, (Phila. c 0.,) Eddinger, Fletcher, Frailey, Free, Gross, King, Krepps, Maxwell, Mengle, North, Pulrner, Reese, Riitenhouse, Ross, Rutter, Sherer, Simpson, Sleet, Stehley, Sturdevant, Wood, Yorks, Zeigierand Strong, Speaker— 3l. NAYS —Messrs. Bush, Carlisle, Criswell, Daugherty, Downing, Dunning, Foust, Fry, Gwinner, Harrison, Herr, tfodgson, Holcomb, Johnson, Kirkpatrick'Laporte, Leas, Lowe, M'Clean, M'Combs, M'Connell, Muse, Orr, Page, Smith, (Blair,) Stewart, Thorn, Wa lerhouse, Weddell, Winner and Wright —3l. For Travellers. We understand that on and after Monday, the 7th of May, two passenger trains will be run each way, on the Little Schuyl kill, Cattaw iaaa, and Williamsportand Etmi ra Railroads, making this the most expedi tious and convenient travelling route to the West. The Tamaqua Gazette says: " It is not proposed to make the running lime of this train much more rapid than now,—but the gain is made by throwing out the frequent stoppages end economising time at all the stations." The first announcement of the arrange ments for running the two trains, is given out as follows: Niagara Express— Going West Will leave Philadelphia, 6 o'clock A. M. This train will only slop at the following places on the Cattawiasa Road:—Tamaqua, Summit, Rupert, Danville, and Milton. Afternoon Expfeaa.—Will leave Philadel pbia at 3. 30 P. M., stopping at all the sta tions. Way Express—Going East.— Will leave Williamaport 2. 30 A- M., making all the usual siopagea on the road. Niagara Expreas— Going East.— Will leave Wilhamsport, at 1. 30 P. M., stopping only at Milton, Danville, Rupert, Cattawiasa, Summit, aud Tatqiqo Township Supervisors- The following is the act now pending in the state Legislature in reference to the election of township eupeivisors, to which we referred last week : An st t to tegulate the Election of Supervisors qf the public roads of this commonwealth. SECT. 1. That hereafter the qualified Elec tors of the several Townships in the coun ties ot Washington, Beaver, Fyaette, Mercer, Lawrence, Butler, Blair, Indiana, Bucks, Lu zerne, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Carbon, North umberland, Wyoming, Huntingdon. Colum bia, Montour, Mifflin, Chester, Lycoming, and Clarion, shall be authorized to regulate and fix by a majority of tbeir voles, al their annual Township election, the number of Supervisors it shall be lawful for them to elect. "Sbct. 2. That whenever twenty of the qualified electors as aforesaid shall within ten days next preceding such annual elec tion by petition request the constable of the proper township so to do, he shall advertise in the usual manner, that at the said election the question of an increase, or decrease, of one, two, or three, as the case may be, of the number of Supervisors, will be submit ted to the voters of the said township." Sect. 3. That the manner of voting shall be the same as officers are voted lor, by written or printed tickets, containing on the outside number of Supervisors, and on thw inside, no increase, or increase one, increase two, increase three, or decrease one, decrease two, decrease three, as the case may be, and the result of the majority so expressed, shall be the number to be by the respec tive township. Sect. 4. That it shall be lawful for Ihe qualified electors of the respective township : tn vote for any number of Supervisors upon I one ticket, while the question of an increase, or decrease, is pending, provided that the I number to be elected shall depend upon the t decision of the question of decrease, or in crease, and those receiving the greatest number of voles within that number, shall be elected. Death of Judge Longatreth. It is always a mournful duty to record the death of a good man; but still the sadness is not unalloyed with pleasure. We grieve for departed worth, but at the same time re joice to know, that humanity has vindicated the objects of its creation, in presenting an upright being. In the death of Mottnis Loncstrath, society has lost one of her beet citizens, his family a devoted father, and his friends a companion without guile. His charities were of the nobleAt character, be cause they were as unobtrusive as they were sincere auqjree from selfiishness. For ma ny vear* he was en active member of the Democratic party, and was honored by it with the post ot C?na! Commissioner, which he filled with the grealesi crdJ't to himself and the people- Subsequently, h 8 Became its oandidate for Governor, but was dvteulpd by WM. F. JOHNSON, by about three hun dred majority, through the treachery and fraud of a few harpies, who have long flour ished by treason to the party to which they , were nominally attached, Mr. Lono-'Treth i was a retired merchant of Philadelphia, who had located himself, with his family, in Montgomery county, to spend the evening of his days in peace and rural comfort. He had also been an Associate Judge of this county. Wherever known, he was respect ed and esteemed. In him, all the virtues so gently mingled, that even his fiercest politi cal enemies could find no room for censure. Connected with the Roman Catholic faith j from the deepest conviction, he shamed his assailants on this ground by a life ol purity, I and a spirit of Christian forgiveness. His heart was as expansive as the Uuiverse, and he called all mankind his bretheren, without regsid to creed or clime. All his political movements were guided by that conscienti ousness which does not fear to look back upon their own history. For several years his health has been tailing, and lie no doubt passed from this to a better life, with the full assurance of a Christian's reward. His hon orable life and happy death should furnish us all with an admonition to imitate his vir tues, that our own death may be at full of hope of a blissful immortality. Over bis memory, we can well drop a tear. Blessed are those who die in the Lord.—l'cnnsyha nian. The Maniclpal Election in Philadelphia- The second annual election of the consoli- I dated city was held yesterday. The contest was spirited, and the result rather curious Last year the American ticket carried nearly every ward in the'eity, electing nearly all the Select and Common Council, the City Commissioner, the City Treasurer, Prison Inspectors, Board of Health, School Directors, &c., in nearly every ward. Yesterday, things were reversed again, and " Americans" have been beaten in fourteen wards out of Ihe twenly-fout. The Democrats ar.d Reformers have carried eight of the eleven Select Coun cil elected, and have elected 38 of the Com mon Council, equally dividing that body be tween ibem and the Americans. This is more remarkable from the fact that the Americans carried their ticket last June by about 8000 majority. The result shows that, in municipal affairs, our citizens are disposed to overlook ruere parly distinotions and go for the men who they believe will best serve the publio interests— Ledger, Wed nesday. Hard Questions. The Allies and the Russians recently al lowed each other an armistice to bury their dead. The officers and soldiers of the re spective combatants mingled with each oth er, smoked cigars and cracked jokes, the Russians spitefully asking w tj # n Ihe Altiss intended to take Sebastopol, and what time they expected to leave. As soon as Ihe ar mistice was over the parties went to work again cannonading each other fiercely. XT Brigham Young ia not amiable over the appointment of Col. Steptoe as Governor of Utah. Brigham wants it all bis own way in the territory, and begins to feel some jeal ousy as well ae fear of the U. S- Govern ment. (Situational Department. Columbia Coputy Teachers' Association. THE Tenders' Association of Columbia County will meet according to adjournment , at Millvilla in the School room of the Semi ' nary on SATURDAY, the 19th of May, at 10 o'clock, A. M. The teachers of the county, male and female, end all who are in any way identified with the teachers'pro fession are earnestly solicited to meet to de vise measures to promote their own improve ment and the bast interests of the Public Schools ; and all school directors and other friends of educational advancement are re spectfully invited to come and participate in the proceedings. Addresses and discus sions on various topics may bo expected, and the occasion will prove interesting and profitable if our teachers will attend. Accommodations will be provided for all. Ey order of the Executive Committee. WM. BURGESS. May 3d, 1855. GOOD HOOKS. Uniformity of class books is among the most important and desirable things in a school. A good teacher can much more readily leach without any hook than with too many. He can at any rate modify and so use any one book as to make it what it should be. The principles in our elementary works are all the same ; and they only differ in the manner of presenting these principles to Ihe scholar, and in the form and fashion of the Uluslreiioiie. One manner of illustrating a principal or rule will not strike all minds alike, for indeed some scholars need no il lustrations in many cases. And no particu lar way Of illustrating a principle can be de cided as the best for every scholar in a class. Some new, simple and familiar instance that the tradher may use to the class at the time he heirs them, will generally make a better impression than anything in the book. Al any rule this fltfbe case where he has propet Influence withhia scholars and has interest ed them. But it is nefcessary that all scholars who can be placed Iti one class should have books alike. It will profit them as much as it will lighten the labor of the teacher; and in fact any other course will rob both scholars and teachers of time. We do not-mean to say that some text booksOro not Referable to others, but uni formity is the An* thing to be obtained. If no books were now in our schoels it would be easy tq advise; and also if the books now In ute coui4.be at once all thrown away.— But there is another case where much can be done. We mean where studies are new ly introduced into a school, or where new classes are formed. In such cases directors should see that proper books are introduced; and as many' teachers are only conversant with the old series out of which they learned, they should come lo understand that their business is to teach rational principles of learning and not books—that the books are only the indices tojke lesson of nature. A common e#w with many late works has been that they simplify too much, and leave ioo little for the mind to work at. The steps are too small and narrow; and the scholar has no proper exercise to stretch his powers, and so to develops Ibem. Aidol% -file new Aorlfs up an grammar which have lately been published we felt inclined to give the preference to that pre pared by Prof. Hart of the Philadelphia High Sohool, hot we have since received a new work by Prof. P. W. Gengembre, Professor of Foreign Languages in the Girard College, and J. H. Brown, A. M., Principal of the Zane Street Grammar School, and late Presi dent of the Association of the Principals of the Public Schools of Philadelphia, and of the Pennsylvania Stale Teacher's Associa tion. The work is an excellent one, and contains many things we do not find in the old text books. We do not like the signs or characters 111 it, bill they will not interfere with its usefulness. Our copy is at the ser vice of sucb directors and teachers as may wish to examine the wotk for adoption. IT The following letter was read in the Convention ol County Superintendents, at Harrisburg, a few weeks since, by one of the Superintendents as a specimen of some of the Teachers of his County. We are not at lib erty to give the name ol the couuty. We give a verbatim copy. April 2d 1855 Mr. Sir My School at being outsnd have Since Take a School where Georgrsph Mss esuration Algebra Arethmetie and em Teach ing The Bame Now and Some of our Direct ors Being Rather Ignorant and More So void of Knowledge Insist That I Must have a new Certificate Now I cannot Easly come Down again Could you not send Me some ques tions and me answer Them if you cannot give a Certificate So and save Me The Troub le of Coming Down so for I am now Teach ing all These above Branches and can get along Without Difficulty Please anewer me per Reiam mail To —— P. O. Yours Resp American Portrait Galkry. Messrs. J. Emerson & Co. olNew York will in a few weeks publish a York which will be valuable and interesting. It is to contain 800 pages of biugraphicbl sketches, and over 350 engraved portraits of distin guished Americans. The work has been for a long lime in preparation, and will doubtless be much sought after. The Eclipse.— This oelestial phenomenon commenced last Tuesday night punctual to the moment as announced—thirteen min ute* after nine o'clock. The clouds, howev er, did not allow more than occasional glimpses of lbs moon during the first stages of the eclipse—but subsequently the clouds dispersed, and a better view was obtained of the total obscuration. Licenses and the Liquor Late.—Notwith standing the State Legislature declared that licenses taken out after the passage of the law shall not endnre beyond October next, the trade in licensing teverns still goes on briskly. Tbere will probebly be some work for the lewyets on account of thia liquor law. NEW YORK CITY NEWS. Friday, April 87, 18S5. A grand congratulalory reunion of the friends of Temperance and the Prohibitory Liquor Lave look place at the Metropolitan Theatre, last evening, on which occasion the Rev v Drs. Tyng and Peck, and the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, delivered very happy speeches from behind the footlights, being their " first appearance on any stage." Dr. Tyng several, times "brought down the house" by bis epigrammatic hits at the li quor-dealers and his neatly turned puns.— Among other amusing things, he said " a judge could not be induced to give an unjust decision by the promise of a puncheon of Otard, or prevented from giving a just one by the threat of a punch in the ribs." At this point the laugh came in, and it was loud and boisterous as that which shook Ol ympus when the gods laughed. It Is announced on rather questionable au thority that Governor Clark has determined to call an extra session of the Legislature, to be convened on the 9lh of Sept., for the purpose of redisricting the State for Sena tors and Assemblymen under the new State Census, which takes place in June next. It is broadly intimated that the real object of the session is to plug up such constitutional boles as the great lawyers threaten to bore into the Prohiditory Liquor Law. We are on the eve of the religious anni versaries, and a sprinkling of white cravats (rom the country may already be seen in our streets. The first of the celebrations is that of the Sunday Sohool Union, on the Bth of May. Saturday, April 88, 18S5. A Two MONTHS SATURNALIA.—A commu nication from the Mayor to the citizens of Now York, in relation to the liquor-question, appears in the City papers of to-day. After stating that, pending a Judicial decision he has no option but to abide by the construc tion but upon the law by the District Attor ney and Corporation Counsel, he announces that liquor may be sold, withont regulation or restraint, from the Ist of May to the 4th of July, with the exception of Sundays On the Sabbaths, the old civil penalty of S3 50 for an entire day's traffic will be the force, be sued for and recovered by the Corpora tion Attorney. The Mayor appeals to the moral sense ol the community, and expects the opponents of the liquor law so to govern themselves, in the absence of all limitations on the sale of intoxicatingdrinks, as to show that the " destrnckshunests of liker" and " ennemies to water" will have rather a jolly time between the lstol May and I'lndepen dence." Monday, April 30, 1855. The Kinney Expedition. —Colonel Kinney has published a card in the City papers in which he denies having in any sense viola ted (be neutrality laws, expresses a confident delief that the U. S. District Court will so decide, and announces that the proceedings against him will not delay the sailing of the expedition more than a few days beyond the 7th o f May, the time fixed for its departure. The Colonel is at large under bail to the amount of SIO,OOO. , Wolfe, of "Aromalio Schiedam Schnapps" celebrity, is violently attacked by the liquor dealers at the nightly meetings held by them for the purpose of devising ways and means to obstruct the execution of the Maine Law, about shortly fo take effect. U'olfe has been drawing attention, through his adver tisements, for some years, to the fact that ninety-nine hundredths of all the liquor sold is more or less adulterated—a great deal of it poisonously so—and has thus been inciden tally, though perhaps unintentionally, the means of inducing thousands of persons to use their influence for the passage of the Prohibitory Law. The lower class of liquor dealers—those of the rotgut stripe—swear vengenoe on him for enposing their ras cality. We saw, yesterday, the largest diamond ever discovered in North America. It is about the size of a large hazel-nut. of great brilliancy, and quite smooth; but in the cen tre of it there are several small black specks. It was found several monihs ago, by a laboring man, at Manchester, Virgioia, in some earth which he was digging up.— The diamond was put in a furnace for melt ing iron, at Richmond, where it remained in a red heat for two hours and twenty min utes, when it was taken out, and found to be uninjured, and brighter than ever. It was valued in Richmond at $4,000. City Mortality. —The official report of the City Inspector is published in an incomplete form this week. The number of deaths re ported is 354, viz: Men 62, women 62, boys 98, girls 121. The nativity table gives 251 natives of the United States, 56 of Ireland, 24 of Germany, the balance being divided among various European nations. The re-' turns from Potter's Field have not yet been received. Fifiy-six men were discharged from pub lic employment, by the Collector of this port, on Saturday last, owing to the great reduction of imports and consequent decline in the demand for labor at the Cueiom- House. Mr. Redfield does not mean that the salaries at his establishment shall exceed the teceipts. Robberies perpetrated upon emigrants are again becoming frequent in this City. In most cases they are compassed by selling tickets conveying the emigrants only a por tion of the distance they desire to go on their journey to the far West, at the rates properly charged for the entire trip. Mayor Wood has made a demonstration on the Bulls and Bears of Wall street. They obstruct the sidewalks during 'change hours, and the Mayor says they must " move on." The Board of Brokers, in reply to ao offioia) bint from "bis honor," insist that the offend ing parties are not members of the Board, but outside operators over whom that wor shipful body has no control. Many of ihe comer rum holes were open on Sunday last, in anticipation of the " good time coming" under Disiriot Attontey Hall and Corporation Counsel Dillon's interpreta tion of the anti-Liquor Law. Tin Cn4Mßtnir*oTta Wnia, one 6f (he ablest supporters of the present Know-Notb ing Administration in the State, and whose editor holds a lucrative ofhce under Gov. Pollock, thus speaks of the organization through the instrumentality of which the pre sent administration came into power: "The American party has never yet been the parly of power. It has heralded its vic tories by the score and claimed triumph, but it has yet to assert its supremacy, and more than all, has yet to display its skill in maintaining it. For its success in control ling and direoting its actions, it relies main ly upon the extraordinary party obligations its members assume, and many of its recog nized leaders vainly think insubordination and disaffection impossible, under any cir cumstances, because to refuse implicit obe dience to the mandates of the organization, is to Invite disgrace. Here is the rock on whiohlhenew party must evidently break, unless wise counsels interpose speedily to arrest the impending disaster. It is not to be concealed that even now, with the party still' in its infancy and but an auxiliary to the victories it so lustily boasts, the sentiment is widening and deepening throughoutits mem bers that its platform must be shorn oj its IN TOLERANT FEATURES; that it* system of gov ernment must be liberalized so as to ignore its EXTRA-JUDICIAI, OATHS and RIDICU LOUS FBNALTIES, sua that ll must In alt e sential features be popularized to conform to the imperative demands of publio sentiment, or it must run a brief career and be swept from existence by the returning wave of popular opinion. We do not indulge in vain speculations based upon common rumor or imagination. It is a notorious truth that an earnest struggle is now progressing in the new order, the aim of which is to effect an open organization on a liberal American platform, and go before the world in defence of it. This wise reform has enlisted in its interest the great mass disinterested Ameri cans, who look beyond personal preferment to the general welfare, while it is sternly re sisted by EVERT DEMAGOGUE icAn hopes to gain power in defiance of the popular will, and by every NEW-PLEDGED leader who fears the loss if his presumed importance. Thus far, the latter class has prevailed, and it is well understood that at the late Know-Nothing State Conven tion at Lancaster, it formally established its supremacy, and gave the expression of the party in Pennsylvania in favor of a continu ance of its present FROscnipTive, ANTI-REPUB LICAN and justly odious system of government. The Northwestern part of Missouri is rap idly filling up. The land officer's receipts lor lauds in that quarter are unprecedented. SPECIAL NOTICES. HENRY'S INVIGORATING mer its of this purely vegetable extract* for the removal and cure ol physical prostration, genital debility, nervous afftctions, &c., &c., are tully described in another column of this paper, to which the reader is referred. $2 per bottle, 3 bottles for 83; six bottles for $8 ; sl6 per dozen. OTObserve the marks of the genuine. Prepared only by S. E. Cohen, No. 3 Frank lin Row, Vine St., below Eighth Philadelphia Pa., to whom all orders must be addressed. For Sale by all the respectable Druggists and Merchants throughout the coumry. T. VV. DYOTT A SONS, NO. 132 North 2nd St., Philadelphia, Sale Agents ;for Pennsyl vania. IMPORTANT TO FEMALES—DI.CHEESEMANS' PILLS.—The combinations of ingredients in I theso. Tills, is ihc result of a long and ex. tensive practice; thy arc mild in their oper- | atiop, and certain in restoring natuee to its proper channel. In evary instance have the Pills proved successful. The Pills invaria bly open those obstructions to which females are liable, and bring nature into ita proper channel, whereby haalth ia restored, and the pale and deadly countenance changed to a healthy one, No female can enjoy good health unless she is legulai ; and whenever ■n obstruction takes place, whether from ex posure,cold, or any other cause, the general health immediately begins to decline, and the want of such a remedy has been the cause of so msny consumptions among young females. To ladies whoae health will not permit an in. 'crease of their family, these Pitta will prove a valuable acquisition, as they will prevent pregnancy. Headache, pain in the aide, pal pitation of the heart, loathing of food, and disturbed sleep do moat elwava arise from the interruption of nature; and whenever that ia the cane, the Pills will invariably remedy ell these evils. Nor are they leas efficacious in the cure of Leucorrhoea, commonly called the "Whites," These Pills should never be ta. ken during pregnancy, as they would be sure to cause a miscarrigae. Waranted to be purelv Vegetable, and free from anything injurious to life or health. Full and explicit directions acompany each box. These Pills are put up in square flat boxes. Persons residing where there ere no ageney established, by enclosing One Dollar in a loi ter postpaid to Dr. C. t,. Cheesenian, No. 267 blocker street, New York City, can hove them sent to their respective addresses by return of mail. TOLLS AT BEACH HAVEN. COLLECTOR'S OFFICE, ) Beach Haven, April 30, '65. ( R. W. WEAVER, Esq.: Dear Sir —The following is a statement showing the amount of Toll, &c., received at this Office during the mouth of April, 1655: Receipts in April, 1855, $9,491 41 Amount per last report, 3.544 80 Total am't. received since Ist Dec. 1854, $13,036 21 Respectfully yours, PETER ENT, Collector. In Berwick, on Thuisday, the 26ih ult., by Rev. I. Bahl, Mr. CONARDSCHNYDER, and Mrs. MART KLINESCHMIDT, both of Hollen back township, Luzerne county. "In Salem, on Tuesday the 241h inst. by the same; Mr. STEPHEN HESS, of Hollenback township. Luzerne county, and Miaa SUSAN KNORR, of the former place. Married by A. Ammerman Esq., April 19th 1885, Mr. DANIEL YAPLE, and Alias DIANNA KLINE, all ol Fishmgcreek, Col. Co. Pa. On the 24th mat., by the Rev. P. Willard, Mr. WM. ROB-ION, of Valley tp., to Miss Su ■ANAH LONG, of West Hemlock tp., Montour co. Ou the sth ult., by the Rev. Wm. R. Glen, Mr. AARON VAN HORN, of Tamaqua, and Miaa HANNAH MCHENRY, of Berwick. In Franklin Township, on the 18th ult., by the Rev. Mr. Nelson, Mr. D. C. KITCHEN, of Wilkesbarre, and Miaa ELIZABETH 6. BRACE, of Franklin township, Luzerne county, Pa. In Berwick, on the 27th ult., MALCOAC EVANS, iofaot son of Josiah B. and Lydia W. Dodaon. At his residence in White Hall, Anthony tp., Montour oo , on Monday, the 23J ult., JOHN F. DERR, Esq., aged about 73 years. The deceased had been a very useful and successful merchant, for upwards of 40 years, and had been Post Master at. White Hall, most of that time. He also represented Columbia couuty in the Legislature. He waa an excellent business man, and reali zed a foitune estimated at SIOO,OOO which will now be distributed amongst bis biotb ers, nephews, nieces, &0., leaving no chil dren of his own, and it is understood oo will. QT ALL advertisements to insure inser iior. must be handed in by Tuesday evening of the week thev are intended to be pub lished. NOTICE IS hereby given that the family and friends of Stepnen C. Johnson of Columbia Boun ty, will apply to Hi* Excellency, James Pol lock, Governor of Pennsylvania, for apardoo of the said Stephen C. Johnson from his pres ent confinement, in the Eastern Penitentiary, under a conviction lor the arson of John Van liew'a liable, in the month of September uaa. MRB. SUSANNAH JOHNSON, For herself and seven children. Light Street, Col. Co., Pa., April 30, '55. Charlca Dickens' Work* I The best and most popular in the World—Re printed from the last London edition, and published by T. B. PETERSON, No. 102, Chestnut Street, PHILADELPHIA. "PETERSON'S" is the only complete and uniform edition of Chas. Dickens' Work* published in America. The cheap edition ia in Twelve Volumes, paper cover; either or all of which can be had separately. Print 6 f iy cents each. Dickens' New Stories : containing the Seven Poor Travelers; Nine New Stories by the Christmas Fire; Hard Times ; L'zzie Leigh; The Miner's Daughters; Fortune Wildered,elc. 50 eta. Bleak House, 50 " David Copperfiekl, 60 " Dombey and Son 60 " Nicholas Nickleby, 50 " Pickwick Papers, 50 " Christmas Stories; containing aChriat mas Carol. The Chimes. Cricket on the Hearth. Battle of Life. The Haunted Man. Pictures from It aly, eto. 50 " Martin Chuzzlewit, 50 " Barnaby Budge, 50 " Old Curiosity Shop, 60 " Sketches by "Box," of Every Day Life and Every f>ay People, 60 " Oliver Twist, 60 14 A complete set: of the above will be sold, or sent to any one to any place, free of post age, for five dollars. COMPLETE LUik All Y EDITION In five very large octavo vols., with a por trait on steel, ol Charles Dickeas, containing over five thousand very large double-cot- * umned pages, and bound in various styles. Volame 1 contains Pickwick Paners and Old Curioiity Shop. 11 2 do Oliver Twist, Sketches by " Buz" and Baruaby lludge. " 3 do Nicholas Nickleby and Martin Chuzzlewit. " 4 do David Copperfiekl, Dom vwbay-isd Son, Oijnst roas Stories, and TUK lures from Italy. v Vol. 6 contains ftfeaitHouse; Dickens' New Stories—Containing The Seven Poor Trav elers, Nine New Stories by the Christmas Fire, Hard Times, Lizzie Leigh, Tito Mi ner's Daughters, and Fortune VVildred. Price of a full set, bound in black cloth, gill black, $7 60. Price of a'lull set,bound in scarletcloth, extra, $8 6$ ' Price of a full set, bound in full library style, $9 00 This edition is printed on very thick and fine white pbpey, and is profusely illustrated, with all the original illustrations by Cruik shank, Alfred Crowquill, Phiz, eto., from the original London editions, on copper, steel, snd wood. Each volume contain* a novel complete, and may be bad in complete tela, or any volume separately, as follows: Dickens' New Stories: contaioing The Seven Poor Travelers; Nine New Stories by the Christmas Fire: Hard Times; Lizzie Leigh ; The Aiiner's Daughters; Fottune VVildred, etc. SI 60 Bleak House, I (0 David Copperfiekl, ' I 50 Pickwick Papers, 1 50 Old Curiosity Shop, * 150 Oliver Twist, " I 60 Sketches by "Boz'' I 50 Baruaby Budge, I 50 Nicholas Nickleby, 1 50 Martin Chuzzlewit, 1 60 Dombey and Son, 1 50 Chriatmas Stories, & Pictures from Italy 1 60 All subsequent works by Charles Diokens will be issued in uniform style with the above editions. Copies of any or all of the above wotks will be sent to any person, or any part of lb# V. S. free of postage, on their remitting the price of the ones, and the edition they may wish, to the Dubliaher, in a letter, post-paid. Booksellers will please send in their orders at ortce. Published and for sale by T. B. PETERSON, No. 102 Chestnut Strset, Philadelphia. OMNIBUS LINE AND LIVERY STABLE- S2To St 3„ a=OPiao.aas3S IVOW runs anew omnibus between Blooms burg and the Railroad Depot, whioh will lake passengers from and to any of the residences of the town, or the Ameriean House and Forks Hotel; and he wilt ' also furnish conveyances to ail travellers who may wish to go into any part of the county. The omnibus will leave Bloomsbarg twice daily at 111 o'clock A. M., and at 2 o'clock P. M. He has also a large livery stable oonneoled with the omnibus hue, from which he can accommodate the publio, with conveyances for travelling, pleasure excursions or busi ness. Bloomaburg, April 24, 1855.—1y. EXECUTORS NOTICE' IVJOTICE is hereby given that letters testa •L* mentary upon the estate of Elizabeth Unger, late of Bloomaburg, Columbia coun ty deceased, have been granted to the un designed residing also in Bloomsburg. All persons having account* against the estate are requested to present them for settlement, and those indebted to the decedent to make payment without delay to PHILIP UNANGST, Bloomsburg, April 20 'ss.—Bw. Executor EXCHANGE NEWSPAPERS ~ Ivt hi hundred for sale at this office.