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A. W. WEAVER, EDITOR Hloowsbnrg Thursday Jaae 14, 1858. Rhe North Broach, 'The following is the account of the ship ments at the Beach Haven Office for the month of May ae furnished by Col. Brit tain : TOLLS. 14 boala laden 47400 ft. lumber, 8353 88 Passengers by Wells' Packet, 13819 miles traveled in April, 41 45 4 boats laden 178 tons plaster, 24 35 40 do do 1571 do limestone, 126 39 A do do 200 tons staves it need ing, 159 09 A boats laden 161 tons iron ore, 18 10 T3 do do 436 do pig iron, 132 20 '6 do do 254 do railroad lion, 768 06 'l3 do do 314 do sundries, 94 II 443 do do 48980 do coal, 24,026 29 <1199 do cleared, 102818 milee trav eled, 2 056 36 Total, 827,190 08 •Of which 454 boats were cleared to points Ttl or beyond Northumberland ; 19 with lum ber, staves, &o. j 435 with coal. 412 clear ed short of Northumberland. 306 of which were laden with coal. 224 cargoes as above, 333 cleared ; empty cleared at other places, 533. B r The Danville Democrat will please 'slate correctly our position on fawning sy cophancy. We did not reprove Abbot Law rence for behaving with civility and dignity At London,—not for attending public meet ings and eating good dinners, but for aping the conrt follies, dresses, trappings, extrava gance and extravaganzas of royally. Mr. Cook should do justice to Mr. Buchanan for .his drop of Democratic blood in refusing to .attend the great "spree" of the Court of S'. James unless he could go there in his Amer ican dress a* a gentleman and not as a clown. Mr. Lawrence never exhibited quite as creditable a spirit of independence and manliness, but rather copied and attempted to excel the aristocratic follies of tbe diplo matic circle. *4- Our readers will aee that we have ob tained the services of Philadelphia and New York correspondence, which we are suie will add interest to the columns ot the'STAR.' Our paper is not forced on peop(e, but is published to be read, and lor that purpose has generally something in it. The 'Know- Nothings' all say so, at any rate, when ihey get fits. By the way, we rather think there was a meeting of that order on last Saturday night, but our Paul says there were so few of the faithful present that it could hardly .be called a meeting. IdT Owing to the heavy rains last week somt of the wall in the embankment of the Catlawissa Railroad beyond Mainville gave —- r u.f KainnUv: and the cara were eomewbat injured, and detained both then nd on Monday. But temporary support has beeu arranged and the ears again past safely over the spot where tbe earth had caved away. Tin "OLD SOLDIERS."—A bounty land war rant of 160 acres was forwarded to the Pres ident of the United Slates for military services -rendered by him during the Mexican war.— A similar warrant was forwarded to ex-Pres ident Tyler, for military services during the late war with England. Hon. William L. Marcy, Secretary of Stale, rerceives an 80 acre warrant for military services in tbe same war, he having already received a bounty of 80 acres nnder the act of 1850. IN A QUANDARV—The Boston Aldermen recently passed an ordinance requiring all coal to be weighed when sold, and appoint ed weighers. When the latter came to per form the duteie they found the dealers wil ding to have their coal weighed, but Ihey re ftrsed to allow their own scales to be osed. The city had neglected to provide the weigh ers with any scales, and their operations have come to a dead halt. A letter from California says the State ia burdened with plenty. Tbe population ia so small that they consume bnt little, and most either ship the surplus or allow it to go to w arte. The writer sayi they can produce for exportation, but'that farming lands are |teld so higb, on account of taxes, interest and labor, that farming is not very profita ble at the present time. The amount of tolls received at the Col lector's office in Williamsporl from the Bth of April to the Ist of June, was 810,055 54 cts. exceeding by 82,594 25 rls. (be amount received to the same dale last season. The amonnt of lumbercleared to the same peiiud wan 10,908,762 feet. OT Hon. John Bobbin*, jr., late member of Congress from the 4th District, ia spoken of in the Pittsburg Union in connection with the office of Governor.. C 7 We ere indebted to H.C. Kiokok, Esq. for e copy of the laws of Congress pasted At the last session, and the treaties then appro- I ved. Also for other favors of friendship. OT Our thanks ere due to Col. Wright, for a copy of the speeches delivered at the presentation of General Jackson's sword. LAMB \V'AR*ATS— The eighty acre war rants are not yet issued. They are to be embellished with portraiti of Secretary Davis And Lieut. Gen. Scott. OTXGovernor Pollock has appointed John Moore of Danville Notary Public in tbe place of Wm. Colt deceased. The United Steles Circuit Court commen ces its session at Williamsporl on Monday neat. lodge Grier presides. New DOCTOR.— Doctor Rotter of the Hom er pi tbic school of prmcrioe bat looated him self at the American Hops* in this town. BOOK NOTICES. SOBER AMD TAMPER ATE Lira. Discourses and Letters and Biography of Louis Cornaro. 30 cents. Fowtet & Wells, New York. This book presents the beautiful picture ol a sober and temperate man, hale, hearty, cheerful and happy at the age of ninety See years. He was a patriarch of the celebrated Cornelian family in Venice, and in his close of life seems to hare had a foretaste of a higher state of existence when the soul should be unencumbered with the decaying frame. He speaks like enjoying a celestial existence in the anticipation of his happy thoughts. His physical and mental powers were healthy until his life sank away like the flickering light of an expiring lamp.— Until uear his death, he tells us in these let ters, he could mount on horseback without assistance—that he wrote eight hours per day when he pleased to do so, thst bis voice was melodious, and that his grand-children around hitn were "angels in miniature."— He visited the different cities of Italy at the age of eighty-five, and took a lively interest in the improvement of the.city. He tells us that he continued to learn something every day, and his life seems to have been all that man could desire. How he lived is pleas antly told by him in this bnok. HOME FOR At,i,. A new cheap, convenient, and superior mode of building, containing full directions for ronsirnciing gravel walls with views, plans and engraved illustra tions, new edition revised and erilurged. Price, 87 cent". By O. S. Fowler. Fow ler it Wells, publishers, New York. I This plan of gravel-wall building has for 1 some time past been engaging public atten tion, and is no longer an experiment. Mr Fowler's work enters into the details and I advantages of such buildings, and speaks from experience upon the subject. His splendid insnsion at Fishkill, N. Y., is built with gravel and lime, and has stood the test of time. The woik £ives a number of plans for the division and arrangement of such a house built in an octagon lorm, which is the shape that is most economical in space, just as gravel and lime are the cheap est of building material. The same wall in ociagon will enclose one fifth more space than if in the shape of a square, and two and half limes as much space as if used for a building with wings. A circle is the most economical of forms, and the ociagon la the nearest practical approximation which house architecture can make to the circle. The work has many valuable hints to builders, and is written to guide the poor man's steps to a cheap house—'.he rich man's to a com fortable one. The octagon form is also shown to be admirably adapted for churches and school houses. The controversy between Senator Brooks and John, Aichbishop of N. York. —Growing out ot the speech of Senator Brook* on the Church property Bill, in the N. Y. State Seriate, March 6th 1855. Arranged for publication with an introductory preface by W. S. Tisdale. Dewilt & Davenport, „Ne v Yoik. 25 c. This controversy occupied much of the public attention, and it will exhibit to the public not only the food for reflection uui also against American aud "Protestant hierarchies. The blow which the Protestant clergy struck in an un-Chrisl ian and envious spirit against their Catholic brethren will rebound agaiust themselves very serioutly. There are Protestant churches which, even ifti.ey do not own quite as much real estate as Archbishop Hughes holds for the Catholic church of New York, have yet given abundance ol evidence that their treas ures and concerns are not all of a spiritual kind, and that they strive for much that is terrestial. It is not the figures or power that determines the morality of these things but the disposition and will—the animus, as the lawyers say. The quarrel will no doubt re sult in the passage of very severe mortmain laws in most States. In Pennsylvania the Supreme Court decided tbe British statutes of morlmaiu ate iu force here as a part of our common law, and the legislature went pretty far in Ibat direction. As a chapter in the study of this exciting subject the present book is interesting. 0 THE NEW CHURCH HERALD, edited by the Rsv. Satin Hough, and published every Saturday, at Philadelphia, at 82 per an num. The Herald is a religious paper, devoted to the interests of the New Jerusalem, or Swedenborgisn Chutch. Its editorials are written with ability, and its selections and communications are all in excellent taste, and well calculated to impress the reader favorably with the merits ol the paper. ThX PENNSYLVANIA FARM JOURNAL, J. L. Darlington, editor, published by J. M. Mere-1 ditb &Co., No. 33J North 7th Street, Phila delphia, gives to the farmer, gardener, hor ticulturist, &c., a monthly slock of informa tion worth ten limes its subscription price. Its subjects are many of them illustrated with fine engravings, and are always treated in an enlightened and acien'ifio manner. We oommsnd it to our farmer friends as every way reliatde and worthy of patronage. Pub lished monthly at one dollar per annum, in varinbly in advance. THE KNICKERBOCKER MACAEINE for June contains the usual amonnt of genuine, genial enjoyment, we always find within its covers. ( The "editor's table," a peculiar feature of thia work, ia incomparably interesting—full of humor, spicy, jovial and inspiring. He who fails to read "old Kuick," monthly, loses much. Samnel Hoeslon, 348 Broad way, N. Y-, three dollars per annum. 17 Hundreds of frame houses are now being made io Cincinnati, and shipped West, to Illinois, lotva and Kansas. These houses consist of two roams; and are made sent out and put up for 8150 each. THBCROFS re ROLAND.— Private letters by the steamer state that a favorable change be* taken place in the weather, tnd obecked the previous advancing tendency of tbe mar ket for wheel and flour. DAKAOES.— Mr. J. M. Bate, of Cambridge, Ohio, ha* recovered 84500 from the Central Ohio Railroad Company, for injuries eastern ed by a Collision, last spricg, near Zanesville Ohio. FROM A VIRGINIA DEMOCRAT. We are pleased to bear from a true and radical Virginia Democrat in the person of our friend Mr. Warren Rueseil lormerly of this place. In e letter to ns last week be seye . "Sam swaggered about, and seemed aa if he would rather frighten Democrats than fight. But it was 'no go.' Leonidae Wise of our Spartan army met the enemy at every pass, and on the 241h of Mxy met them at Thermopylae. There " Sam" fell, and could hardly get back to the Potomac. He hat crawled back to howl with his woolly-headed children in his louesome oave at the North, kept by Nad Buntliue, Jo. Hiss and Widow Patterson. VVe at the South think we can see danger io the next Congress. Now the last battle with Satn has been fonght in this slate, and the Whigs are very sorry they went into it. But if Congress repeal the fugitive slave law or the Nebraska act, or prevent Kansas or any other state from coming into the Union with such constitution as the people there adopt there will be another battle on the banks of the Potomac—in the land of Jeffer son and religious freedom—and it will be fought for the equal and constitutional rights of men and 6tates. If we fall the Constitu tion and republican principles will fall with us. If Wise had been popular with the Dem ocrats his majority would have been twice as large. But he was the man to kill Know- Nothingism, for he pitched into Sam, and i never quit until he was driven from Virginia. Principles and not Wise gained the victory. Wise said it could and should be done, and the Democrats done it." TUK LIQUOR LAW in Massachusetts keeps I the officers of the law quile'busy. The Po lice Court is daily occupied with the hear- j iugs of violations of the law, and the com munity gels some insight into the various Hicks practiced to evade the penalties and still continue the traffic. One confectioner, who sold to parlies three several times nn Sunday last, has been sentenced for the dif ferent violations of the law, making 140 days imprisonment and fine of 880. If he had stolen the liquor, he would not have been punished so long as severely as he has been for the offence of selling it. A woman has been fined 85 and costs for getting rnm from the city agency by false pretences.— The whole business in the Court shows that the law is productive of a plentiful crop of spies and informers upon one hand, and of liars and deceivers upon the other. There must needs be a large amount of good to flow from the law, to counterbalance such an amount of evil. The Massachusetts law is, however, the severest form in which the pro hibitory principle has been presented. The Pennsylvania law is a mild restriction com pared to it — Ledger. DEMOCRATIC PROSPECTS.—The prospects of the Democratic parly were never brighter than they are just now. All the indications on this point are clear and unmisiakeable. Pennsylvania will be redeemed next fall be yond the shadow of doubt, thus securing a Democratic United Slate Senator tor tne old Keystone—and, the result of the election in Virginia setilea the que-tion of the next l'res dency in favor of the Democracy, a fact ad milted by the New York Herald the leading organ of Know-Nothingisin. All honest Dem ocrats who were deceived will coma back, and be truer to their former faith than ever—and, for every disappointed office-seeker we lose we will gain ten honest men froin the ranks of the old Whig line, who refuse to be sold like cattle in the market. There are now butftco pat!jgs in this country—the Democratic and the Know Nothing. There is no neutral, no middle gronnd, and all who do nut rally un der the Flag of Democracy, mutt rally under the blßck Flag of Know-Nothingism, no ma'- ter what their professions. Ho that is not for as is against us.— Bedford Gaze'te. 17 Gen. Pelissier, who has now the chief command of the French in the Crimea, is said to poatesa great military capacity and uncommon energy and valor. The recent change in the plan of attack is attributed to his suggestion, and it ia certainly the roost promising movement yet made by Allies, if it has not been too long postponed to be successful, hit said of Pelissier, that, ou one occasion, he attacked a mud fortreaa oc cupied by Arabs. Hie men io vain uttempl ed to get over the wall. The Arabs kept a good look-out, and repulsed avery assault.— Pelissier at length said to three or four men about him. " Throw tne over; 1 am sure the company will follow mo." His orders were executed. For two or three minutes he was alone in the enemy's position, and in that space of time Ire received three of four wounds. But he had rightly judged the ef fect o! bit hardihood. The men followed him, and the place was taken. The other act attributed to him, of suffocating five or six hundred Arabs, including women and children, in a cave, to which they had fled Afore his troops, ia a dark shade upon his character, and shows how unscrupulous he is in the means employed to effect an object.— Ledger. 17 PRICE or LUMBER—The Columbia Spy gives the following as the wholesale prices of lumber at that place on tbe Ist of June; Inferior Cull Boards an J Grub Plank, Si I 00 Culling '* 15 00 '2d Common, " 20 00 Ist Common, *' 30 00 Paunel, •' 37 50 Hemlock Boards sod Scantling, 12 50 " " loog lengths 15 00 Pine Scantling, according to length and quality, 814 00 a 17 00 Plaster Lath, 2 75 a 3 00 Shingles, 14 00 a 18 00 ni|k Lite of a Banker. Tbe recent failure of tbe Lancaster Savings Bank, judging from lha tone of the papers there, continues to caose muoh excitement. Tbie is not surprising,considering tbe amount j of lose sustained by many dependent famil ies. The defalcation of the Treasurer, we j understand was the result of extravagant liv ing, speculations in real estate, and large op eration* in Sbamokin coal stock. 17 Young men in want of oaefnl and profitable employment will aee a chance in iMr Derby's advertisement in to days paper. Corrupondtnce of the " Star.-' From Philadelphia, PHILADELPHIA, Jane lllh. "Sam'i" family n trouble.—Heading out the ' black" sheep.—The univeieal topic .—health. Pollock mrdoninghimeelf—Cattateieta Rail road.—Prices current. The subject of most interest here this week is the Know-Nothing National Convention at the Assembly Rooms, corner of Tenth and Chestnut Streets. Representatives are here from nearly or quite all the Slates. Kenneth Rayon, General Wilson, Governor Gardiner, Albert Pike, Ex-Governor Johnston and Jas. W. Barker are ihelargeat guns of the order. The convention has been quarrelling three days to get organized, aod is expected to quarrels week longer over a platform. There is some talk of throwing General Wilson out ol the convention for his uhra-freesoil no lions. No Presidential candidate is to be nominated until next summer. It appears that among the Louisiana dele gates there wete some Catholics, and so to keep these out a new set of delegates was hatched out to contest the seat of those really i chosen, and uuder the shallow pretence ol oonle6ting their seats the Catholics were vo ted out. So far the Freesoilers have receiv ed the cold shoulder, if report speaks truly. The mercury in the thermometer yesterday rose to 87 degrees. Our city is in sn excellent state of public health at the present time. In a population of over half a million, there were only 159 deaths last week, and 23 of those slill-bnrn ) and therefore not properly coming in the health reports I Considering that we have advanced into the summer season, this will challenge a comparison with any city in the world. Governor Pollock has appointed Henry C. Fritz, an estimable German, one of bis Aids with the rank of Lieut. Colonel. This don't look like disbanding the foreign Military Companies. One of the Whiskey Inspectors ■ is a foreigner. So it seems that the Gover nor is abandoning his proscriplive and un- American course. The Know-Nothings will howl a little, but good men will praise his re pentance. There is more rejoicing in heav en "over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety-nine just person* who need no repent ance." The receipts of ihe Caltawissa Railroad for Ihe month of May were 820,399, of which 811,075 was for passengers. Flour sells at 811 50 per barrel. Wheat 82 65 per bushel. Meal is high. Mess beef 19 cents, ham 12$. Mackerel 821, 811, and 88} per barrel. PHILADELPHIA, June 12th. An affair of honor and dishonor has crea ted some sensation here, owing to the soci al position of the parties. It appears that Jeremiah M'Kibben of Ihe Meichants'House has lately attempted to shoot his brother-in law, a Mr. Craig at Pittsburg. Mr. Craig, a few years ago, married a daughter of Chambers McKibben, Ksq , at one lime postmaster of Pittsburg, and since (with his sot,) proprietor of the Merchants' Hotel. In November last, another daughter f Mr McKibben (a deaf arid dumb girl) was on a visit to her sister in Allegheny, for a month, after which she returned home. Last week it was ascertained that she had been for some months tnceinle, and on being questioned, she charged her brother-in-law with beir.g her seducer. Her lather and brother immediately removed Mrs. Craig to the residence of her aunt, at Sewickly, da ring her husband's absence, and on meeting him,on their return, the shooting affair al luded to came off. Since then, Mr. McKib ben has instituted a civil action against Craig for seduction, claiming twenty Ihau sand dollars damages, upon which Mr. Craig (on Tuesday alternoon) surrendered himself to the Sheriff without tendering bail, and now remains in hie custody. It is due to the accused to state Ibat be denies the guilt imputed to him, and alleges that be was in search of the Messrs. McKibben to ( make the same statemenl to them, when at-1 tacked. Antl'Prohibition Meeting in Lancaster. LANCASTER, June 9th.—The mass meeting of the opponents of the new anti license law, held in this city to-day, was numerously at tended, and very enthusiastic. Delegations were in attendance from Berks and Lebanon, as well as Irom all sections of this county.— Several of the delegations carried appropri ate banners, and were accompanied by brass bands. A procession was found under the direction of Col. W. S. Amwake, which marched through all the principal streets of the city . At 2 o'clock, the meeting was or ganized, J. B. Amwake, Esq, acting as President, assisted by a number of Vice Presidents and Secretaries. Among the speakers were Jacob Zeigler, of the Harris burg Union; Jacob Myers, of Lancaster; Cyrus S. Haldprman, of Philadelphia. Res olutions wete adopted similar to tbose pass ed by the meeting at Reading, taking strong grounds against the law, whitih is styled an illegal act, enacted in opposition to the legal ly expressed will of the people, as exhibited in tbe vote in October. TY MORE HARD SLAPS AT "SAM." —The New Haven city election took place last Monday. Alfred Blackman, tbe Demooralio candidate for Mayor, was elected by 300 plu rality and 100 majority over alt opposition. Tbe entire general ticket of tbe Democrats was also elected. At the election in Norwich, Conn., the same day, Wm. L. Brewer, Democrat, on the largest vote ever given in the city, was eleo ted Mayor by over 200 majority, and candidate on tbe Democratic ticket for Al derman, Common Council, Clerk, Sheriff, (to., was elected by about tbe same majority. There wai great rejoicings in the street. Tbe I Knuw-Nothing majority in the eame oily last April was over 300. • On Tuesday an eleotion for Judge was held at Buffalo, N. Y., when Masten, Democrat, waa elected over Houghton, Know-Nothing, by over 3,900 majority. Last fall the votea for Governor were as follows; Ullman, K. N. 3,467 ; Seymour, Dem., 3,124; Clark, Whig and Temperance, 608; Brown, Indep. Dora., 1 123, Correspondence of the "Star." FROfl NEW YU-RK. New YORK, June 9th 1855. Barnum and the Babies—Connecticut ahead. " Sam"Jetting uneasy —Col. King found— The fi/hbusten escaped.—Beef, bed and board. Barnum's Baby Show is still creating a furoie. The number of visiatto yesterday was 10,000: the whole number thus far at 44,000. Women are in the majority, and next to them, come the children- TheTe are some very good looking babies on exhi bition, but if they are to remain much fon ger in such a steaming noisy crowd, they will be smothered to death. It is said (bat the great proportion of the visitors are peo ple from the rural distiiets. One hundred picked babies are entered on the list, besides nine twius, six triplets and one quartern. Additions are expected before the " fair" begins. One mother from Oanbury, Cl., brings five children at two births, viz: one triplet ami one twins. One triplet also comes from New Milford, Ct. [Hereafter then let nobody say Con necticut raises nothing but onions and wood en pulmegs.] A mother, from Sing Sing, exhibits a child four months old, weighing only four lbs. At its birth it weighed but 1 lb., 14 oz. One Ist child, about twelve years old, from Western New York, weighs 300 lbs.! The Know-Nothings here continue in an agony of [excitement about their National Convention in your city. Some of the more cunning of the[brethren are of opinion tba* it had been as well if they were do nothings as well as Know-Nothings a little while lon ger, "Never should have gone into Na tional Conveati'on," they say, "till we saw what the other parties were going to do.— As it is we are inviting fire from both Whigs and Democrats, and we shall be fortunate, if we are not crushed to death between the two, before the Presidential election comes along." Poor Sain! The question, "Where is Col. Kinney?" | has received an answer at last. He sailed from this port on Wednesday last, in the schooner Emma, for St. Domingo. So at least it is averred by a person who was on board the steamboat that towed the Eintna to Sandy Hook, and in respect to whose identi ty there could be no possibility of mistake. With a gradual reduction in the price of beef and flour, the leading hotels here have reduced the rateofbbard from three dollars per day to two dollars and fifty cents. The sma'ler houses anon will follow suit. ( holern nt New Orleans- From late New Orleans papers with dates to the 26ih ultimo, we learn that the citizens are anticipating, with no degree of pleasure much difficulty from the Cholera, during the coming season. It has already made its ap pearance, and the papers record several very sud.len deaths from this fell scourge. Among the victims we observe Morsieur Gndaid, the celebrated aeronaut, who was alive and well on the night of the 25th, ar.d the next morn ing was no more. Hugh Grant, the city sur veyor, also died after a few hours sickness. We find the following contradiction olthe above, so far as leiates lo the death of M. GoJard tbe mronaut, in the New Orleans Crescent, of the 26th ull.: A report was current in the oity yesterday afternoon, thatM. Eugene Godard, the cele brated ceronaut—with whom we had tbe pleasure of making several ascents —bad gone to the stars for the last time, and that too without tbe aid,of a balloon. We are happy to slate that the rumor was false, and had, probably, its origin in the fact that a M. Gouden succumbed to Cholera yesterday.— The tcronaut remains in good health, and proposes a number of trial trips to the hea vens before his final one is undertaken. Let us hope he may live to biusb the stars for many years yet. ADMIRABLY SAlD.— During the Rev. Dr. Tyng'e intemperate speech upon temperance a few evenings since, on the boards of the New York Metropolitan theatre, he called out the Hev. Drs. Spring and Vermilyie, and 'the noble Bethune,' and wanted to know why they did not come up there, ard bear their testimony in favor of the liquor law 1 Being similarly called out afterwards at a meeting of the Colonization Society , held in his own church, Dr. Bethune undertook to answer both these appeals at once. His re ply was a model one, and deserves to be stamped, In letters of gold, on the back of eveiy pulpit bible in Christendom. He said:— "I have naught to do with law and law making, for the sufficient teason that I am a clergyman. Mv mission is not to fight—l am not sent to tight; for Christ has said, 'My kingdom is not in this world, else would my servants fight.' My office is not with law, politics or the polls. lam not to enter into contention morally with my tongue, or phys ically with my fists, which last is much less culpable. My duty as minister forbids this. My dotv never wars with the laws—it rests on tbet charity which springs from God and goes toward man. Lei, then, the potsherds of the earth con'.eod—lei us preach ihe kingdom which is not of Ihe earth." Important Canal Boat Invention. Mr. H. Lovejoy, well known in this city as a practical engineer of much experience, submitted to the Board of Trade, thia morn ing, a rough model of an improvement in the propulsion of canal boats. Tbe inven tion consists of Ihe ap[ffioation of the screw propeller to the bow of a boat, working in a cylinder extending the whole lengta of the boat, by which tbe water is taken in at the bow and carried out at the atom. Tbe im provement claimed is that by diminishing the resistance in front, greater speed can be obtained with Ihe same amount of power.— The model exhibited waa worked by means of a spring, wound up like a clock, and when put in motion, tbe little boat walked ofi el a rapid rale without any hesitation.— Buffalo Republic IST The Massachusetts Legislature, just before it* adjournment, abolished the inter national arrangement of Mr. Vattemare for literary exohinges, so fer as tbat Stale is con perned From the ff. Y. Express, June 1 If*. The Americas Cotnetl is Philadelphia. Trouble Brewing—tfo maintainable Platform likely to be agreed upon—The Northern and the Southern Sambo using up the veritable Sirt*. Tha Vermont Delegation, wbioh has acted hitherto with the Massachusetts Delegation, begin now to be dissatisfied with Mr. Wilson & Co., who they fear have oome here only to create disturbance, and to break up the Convention. Do. Connecticut. Gov. Johnston of Penn'a., has been giving some trouble, so it is said, but the Pennsyl vania Delegation have met together, and pasted certain resolutions for bis guidance. It ie hoped that they will modify hi* views, as their representatives on the Platform Com mittee. But all the indications to day are, tbat "Sam" will split upon the rock of Slavery, and thns be knocked,to pieces. A few Abo litionists threaten to secede,—and their ac ceseion would be useful —but that a few Nor thern men, incapable of appreciating thai state of things, will then proffer a platform of no use South, and not maintainable in the North, after such secession. The Council is not in working condition, and not likely to be. Many of the materials, perhaps most, are of the intractable and indocile order. The failing of the effort to agree upon what no parly ever agreed, or in this country, ever can agree, '• Slavery," ie hourly demonstra ted. The touching ot the subject at all is death to the American Organisation, but in spasmodic outbreaks. The stuff ihe Tribune prints, as from here, would not be creditable even to the Herald or Police Gazette. The tittle tattle of the bar rooms and grog shops, and the stories, it is manulaclutirig, are ot the very lowest order ol penny-a-lining. Though the Convention is made up of ul- , tias and extremes on slavery, and i* destroy- • ing the party by touching the subject in any ' form—as it i* doing—it is also inade up of a large majority of an upright and capable, tho> : in the main, theatrical men. They ure honest and sttaighlforward gen erally, and the great damage tbey~aie doing to their principles, comes only from mixing up irrelevant matter with them. The proba bility lu-day, then, is, that they will leave an American party, not maintainable, generally, on matters that they are adjudicating, ami that they will carry no more elections Of im portance, North or South. The platform committee of 3l members metsgain this morning, when a general pal aver look place on slavery ntatlef.-, as old as they are interesting. Opening ot the Lehigh Vulley Itullroird. ALLEKTOWN, June, 9th 1855.—The excur sion train with the officers of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, and some two hundred citi zens of Bethlehem and Easton, arrived here this afternoon from Easton, being the first train over the road as far as this place. The excursionists were escorted by the military and citizens to the hotel oi J. G. Bechtel, where a bountiful collation was.in readiness. A number of toasts appropriate to the ocea* aion were drank, and responses made by Messrs. Hutchinson and Broadhead of Eas ton, Mr. VVetherill of Bethlehem, and Mr. Stiles of Allentown. The company were then escorted to the depot, and, after address es from Messrs. Wilherill and Longnecker of Allentown, the train started on its return. Notwithstanding the short notice that our citizens had of the intended excursion, the visiters had a most cordial reception, several thousand persons having assembled to wel come those paiiicipaiing in the opening of the road. Gold lluntiii ID tlie Far IVeil. An expedition of about 300 men atarted from Neosho, Newton co. Missouri, on the 3d uli., for the Red Fork of Arkansas river, some 400 miles distant, on a gold-hunting expedition. In Arkansas and (he Cherokee Nation they were to be joined by about 200 mote men, making five hundred in all, pro visioned for six months. This expedition is started on the strength of a partial explora tion of the Rod Fork last winter by two citi zens of Newton county, named Pool, who obtained a few dollars' worth, mostly in very fine particles, which were found among black sand. This "gold region" lies a little south of the Territory of Kansas, and west of the Indian Territory. A DISCOVERS —It is said that one of the incidental results of the Japan expedition is the discovery that the Zodiacal light is a belt extending entirely around the earth, after tbe manner of Saturn's ring. The matter has excited a good deal ol interest among the as tronomers, and Professor Pierce, of Cam bridge, considers the fact established by the observations taken. ry Irt deepening a well at Mobile, Ala bama, on Tuesday, 15th ull., a cypress stump, which bore axe matks, was discover ed ut a depth of eighteen feet. Remains of trees are frequently found deeply imbedded but we do not remember that marks of cut ling have ever been found in them. MUST HAVE BEEN ASLEEP. —The old gen tleman who told "Sam"to "stand up," at a Democratic meeting Henry A. Wise was ad dressing, must have been asleep on election day. This was a great mishap, for if the old gentleman's order, "stand up Sam.!" could bting nine-tenth ol the meeting to its feet, what a wonderful effect it would have had at the polls. " Vote up Sam," but Sam was voted down. EF" The Whig papers of Massachusetts are congratulating themselves that there was not a single Whig member in the last legis lature of that State. It is an equal source of gratification to Whige in Pennsylvania to know that there were but sight Whig mem bets in our late legislature— Danville Dem ocrat. A " DESERTED VILLAGE." —The New York Herald complaine that the fashionable hotels are emptying, and scarcely any of the trav eling publio are in town. The proprietors of the hotels are endeavoring to coax thsir cus tomers back by lowering the prices of board. Srcsmnr's Orncc, 8. t. of Pa. > Philadelphia, April ISib 18*4. j % Council No. ** of !>. BROTHER*:—You are hereby notified that yoor Council ia indebted to the S. C. in the sum of fi2 so for semi-annual assessment due the Grand and State Councils. The demands upon our Treasury calls for prompt aotion on your part, and you ate ear nestly requested to forward to my address, as soon as convenient, the above amount.— Hereafter the assessmeht wifl be six cents per member per annum. T. L. GILI.FOHD, Sec'y If your charter fee has been paki itP form me to whom it was paid. The above circular fell into the hands of the enemy by due course of mail, and instead of being laid before the Council, has beau handed to us lor publication. By it we learn that the State Council is in want of fund* and desire the " Sams" to chalk up or thsy will not be able to get hold of the legacy of their good old uncle in 1856. Our friend* should pay lor their charter anyhow, a they had fun enough out of it as long a* they adhered to the institution, and should not suffer an order which ia designed to spread eucli blessings to sink for want of a few dollars. If it is not worth six cents a year to be told how to vote they should go back into the old parlies and vote as they pleased.— Lebanon Advertiser. The Prohibitory Lair la Illinois. I CHICAGO, June 9.—Tba returns from fi6 . counties give a small majority against thu Prohibitory Law. Tbe friend* of prohibition consider the law t!e f o.?-t. Neliincholy Occurence. EASTON, Pa., Jane 9.—Yesterday a canal | boat, coal laden, with two men and a boy on ; board, went over the Lehigh dam at this ; place, and all three were drowned. Tbe boat was sunk. % THAT MARRIAGE.— The matrimonial pro test of Lucy Stone and her husband appears to be commented upon pretty freely bj the Eastern press. It is spoken of as superb non sense all round. The Portland Advtrtieer says, hsii this " qoil claim agreement" earns oil within hie editorial diocese, be would have chronicled it thus: CJTONE & BLACK WELL.—The SubeJlP ben have this day entered into distinct agreement for carrying on the matrimonial, domestic aud relormalory business. H B. BLACKWELL, LUCY*STONE. N. B. No trust—as the pa rties do not trust each other. MARRIAGE EXTRAORDINARY.—Tom Thumb the celebrated little great man, was marrtej at Webster on Thursday last, to a Miss Vin ton, of Bridgeport, CL. An attempt was made to keep it from the public, but some how it leaked out through some of the com pany who were a little indiscreet after imbi bing pretty freely of Heidsick, provided ht the occasion- ANMUTV REFUSED —The venerable J. Mr colls, late pastor of tho First Unitarian church, in Portland, Me., has refused to accept an annuity of 8500, tendered him by tbe con gregation with which he has- been connec ted for near-fifty years ENORMOUS PRICE —Tiro Potlston Ledger says that one of their butchers in search for beef cattle in Beiks county a few days ago, was asked 14 cents a pound' The cattle were heavy, weighing near 1200 lbs. each making £l6B for one steer. HT The Rout of the Know-Nothings it so completely in Virginia that the N. York Her ald is hauling oft the 'orJer.' Had they suc ceeded, that print would Dave been very sweet upon them. IC The Whigs and Democrats of Alle gheny county have resolved to form au union ticket, and unite in its support next fall all who are opposed to the Know- Noibings. TY KIMBER CLEAVER, Esq., ha* been nominated by the American Convention at Harrieburg, as their candidate for Canal Commissioner. QT The farmer • of Michigan are paying for good help from 814 to $lB per month, for the season. Haying will be heavy, and wa ges range from 81 25 to $1 50 per day. IB® - The cost ot the war to England, in one year, has been 8200,000,000; to tbe lour powers concerned, 8600,000,000. tST The prohibitory liquor law has been defeated iu Illinois. CT- The number of bouuly land applica tions now reaches 190,000. asAmactffijz^ 0 On the 2d inst., by Rev. J. A. Da Moyer, Mr. JACKSON ROBBINS, of Fishingcreek twp., Col. eo., end Miss'MARY E. BLANCHARD, of Ross twp. Luz. Co., Pa. In Fishingcreek tp., on the s;h inst., by A. Ammermin Mr. HKNRT PETER*, of Sullivan co , and Mis* ANN HONNE, of Fairmount tp , Luzerne eo. j On the 31st ult., bv the Rev R. Hill, Rev. f C. J. EHREHART, Pastor of the Lutheran / Church at Shamokin, and Miss MARTUY J HILL, of Hogbeaville, Pa. / In Liberty towoship, Montour county, on the 22d of May alt., JOHN CL BOOMMAN, aged 20 years, 10 months, and 9 days. Tbe deceased was a printer by trade, died of consumption, after a lingering illness, and was the last member of tbe tate James p. Bouderoau's family, which but a tew year* since consisted of six in number. Both bis parents died of consumption/ (9e SKe ©J GRADUATE of the Homrrpathio Medioal & College of Psnneylvauis, oilers hie pro fessioual service* to the public. References: C. Harlan, M. D., Wilmington, Delaware S. Armor, M. D., Marietta, Pt. H. N. Gyarnsey, Frankfort, Penn'a. Prof. W. A. Gardner, M. D. " Walter vyiUiamson, M. D. " A.K.faall, A.M &M. D. Office at, jhe American House, Blooaubuig, / Cof. county, Pe. Jotft W, 1855.-3t. r