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Bloomsburg, Thursday, Dep. 87, 1890.
Is thawing op the hearts and sentiments 6f
Ihe "sona of men" of all ages—yps, and Of
the daughters of women ditto. It is a little
eMlliag to the thin' ekirt outside, but it warms
up the frozen cruet of selfishness and wide
within. The youngglve vent to the hilarity
and glowing gaiety of youth, and the old
grow youi.g again as each new year begins
t fresh life.
The old year has had its share of joy and
•orrow, and the new one comes lined with a
silver cloud to many. The inside reflects
light and happiness, and to some this will not
wear ihtongh. To others the silver lining
will be thin and frail gossamer, and ere the
mid-day of the year the background of dark
ness will be only too plain and heavy to the
. heart. Let not the spirit and mood give to it 1
u darker hue il it must come.
And now we wish to all a "Happy New
YEAR," and a* the good-will of the reason
goes round
With your hear all full of wisdom
And your heart as full ol love—
With a cheerful, happy spirit.
And a hope to look above—
Bless the kind and wise All-Father
Of the beautiful and good,
Who hath kept your heart from sorrow,
And ha'h furnished joy and food.
Determine that the New Year
Shall be belter than the old—
That your griefs shall all be shorter
And your joys be olt'net told.
And think bow but a little word
Will, if 'tis kindly given,
Fall on Ihe heart, as on the flower
Falls the gentle dew ol heaven.
Or as opon a glassy stream
The moonbeams lightly dance;
Or maiden's beaming love-lit eyes
The loving heart entrance.
For a very little pebble
Thrown in the stream of Time
May turn it, and may turn a lite
To virtue or to orime.
We publish in this number, extrscts from
the constitutions of various States, limiting
legislative power in the creation of new coun
ties. They are all of comparatively recent
adoption io the constitutional history of the
Slates, aod proves the general existence of
abuse against which it is necessary to guard
Division questions spring up continually
in our own State, to the disturbance of com
munitiee and of the regular action of politi.
cal parties; and have, beyond all question,
-a most pernicious effect upon legislation.—
In view of this, and of tbe fact that the Slate
is already divided into over sixty counties,
there ought to be some limitation urftm the
power of creating them. By such provision
the purity of legislation and the peace, and
<we think the real interests also, of the peo
ple, would be consulted and subserved. We
beve, to induce a movement in this direc
tion, (be example of other Stales and the ex
perience of our own.
We advocate, therefore, a constitutional
- amendment that shall prevent the erection of
any new county, unless by a vols of the
county ot counties from which it is taken .
In other words, that no county shall be divi
ded without its assent to the measure. This,
jir some other similar provision, would be
iwise and timely, and would doubtless be ap
proved by the people if submitted to tbeir
A Heeded Movement.
Two years ago, Rev. WARREN BOSTON, of
Boston, who is devoting himself to the cause
of Dontetlio Education, proposed, through
uewspapers and circulars, to the people of
his own State, that there should be meetings
during tbe more leisure season, to discuss
questions appertaining to Family Discipline,
and to the relation of speaker*, others made
effective addresses who had never spoken in
public before, and Istent talent was unex
pectedly brought ont. Tbe young manifest
ed peculiar interest, and were stimulated to
new efforts for Improvement. The teletion
of the home to the school, and of the school
to the community, wee better understood,
ar.d the cause of peblio education wis ad
vanced. Ladies eeut in communications
both instructive end entertaining, to be read
on the occasions, showing that through simi
lar opportunity, female talent in every town
might be elicited, and put to noble nee.
Now that tbe long evening! have again
come, why shall not this most useful move
ment be carried, at once, widely beyond the
State where it started I Auaious patents,
earnest teacbere, public-spirited men and wo
men! think, confer, co-operate, persevere,
and it ie done.
A 9600 BIBLE.
Io the booketore of T. B. Peterson, Phila
delphia, is now exhibited a magnificent Bi
ble, which ie perhaps the best finished in the
world, lor its pries ie 9500. Mr. Peterson is
among the most enterprising of publishers.—
He baa lately published a complete and fine
edition of Diokena' works, which are adver
tised iu another column of our paper.
A Hoax.
Tbe reportsslWsuicide of Misa ELI/A JANE
FORNWALD, in Philadelphia, and the romantic
letter pretended to have been found, turn out
to be a hoax. Her friends want to the city
fromCattawissa last week, and were agreea
bly surprised to find her alive and well.
Or Otm CARHISR ( Yorick ) baa procured a
New Year's Address disouseiug subjects sea
sonable, patriotic, matapbyaical, historical)
and miscellaneous, which bo consider* first
rate and a little to apart. He will be around
to our patron* and the people with it on next
Tuesday for a harvest of quarters snd sprink
ling of small change.
ST The friend* of education in Lyeoming
county have determined to atari a Normal
School for the education of teachers, ft is to
be in connection with a Model School of the
primary scholars in and around Mußoy,where
t|ip School is to be hmeted.
Mr. Fuller's Po-icton on Nebraska.
From the proceedings of' Congress on
Wednesday of la* l wook, w# elipihc follow
ing paragraphs of internal:
Mr. Whitney submitted a resolution thai
the House proceed <o elect a speaker bjr Lai-
The motion wan 'laid on the table —yeae
313, nays 7.
Mr. Cadwallader congratulated the oour.try
upon this vote. It was a condemnation of
the secret principle relied on by the Know-
Mr. Fuller Of Pennsylvania, explained hi a
position, opposing the further agitation of
the slavery question. II he had been hers
tho last Congress, he Would have oppoaed
all territorial legislation, but ha would not
vole for the restoration of the Missouri line,
and would admit Kansas with orwiit>, m ,| g .
Ve £' He would leave th si „ ,{* peo
T ° dd L 6i Pa., said, if he had before
an n this, he would htive suffered his right
..and to wither before voting for Mr. Fuller.
This Mr. Todd it the Chairman of the
Know Nothing Stale Central Committee of
Pennsylvania, and his name appeared as
such to iho circular of thefuaioniata who nom
inated Mr. Nicholson last fall.
„ But it will be news to some of the noisy
Know-Nothings of this district to find Mr.
Poller now occupying the same position up
on the Nebraska question With Col. Wright.
It is a surrender of Mr. Fuller to the doctrine
of "popnlar sovereignty" whioh does more
honor to the integrity and political character
of bis late Democratic antagonist, than an
election to Congress could Lave gained him.
Col. Wright and the true Democrats of this
district have good reason to be more proud
ol ihM surrender, and this vindication of their
cause than if they had_elected their candi
date to Congress.
Men may be defeated by the clamor or
passion of the moment, but principles live
forever. Mr. Fuller last fall seeretly bid for
both abolition and national votes; while his
competitor openly and manfully avowed his
principles with an evident consciousness of
rectitude that defied a reply, and command
ed the respect of both political Iriends and
foes. Mr. Fuller now to his disgrace tells
his Free Soil apd anti-Nebraska brawlers in
this district that he was not in earnest when
he bid for their votes. If he does this with
out a sense of mortification and self abase
ment he is much to be pitied. It is plain
that no honest man need envy bis position
in Congress.
A lew Seasonable Jukes.
In this srason of Holiday merriment e few
good jests from Washington city will be rel
ished, even among politics and news. One
ws give fresh from the mouth. While the
voting for Speaker was going on the other
day, a member who had been musing or
dreaming in his seat for seme time, had to be
"nudged" by his culleague to roue and vote.
After doing so, he said to his neighbor:
"You see, I was just thinking that I saw
General Jackson stalking around a.nong these
fellows arid calling out 'no Banks, by the Eter
nal !"'
We eopy two which are seasonable. Hon.
George S. Houston, of Alabama, is a jolly
wag, as good natured as he is honest and
sensible. The other day after several votes
for Speaker had been taken, without effeot,
Houston ctossed the Representative Hall to
(he seal of the member from the Utica dis
trict, when the following dialogue ensued :
Mr. Houston—Matteson, don't you know
how to make a Speaker!
Mr. Matteson—No, do you t
Mr. Houston—Well, I can tell you.
Mr. Matteson—For Heaven's sake do, then
Mr. Houston—Why, let the Banks suspendl
[An explosion occurred just here.]
When yoor laugh is out over that speci
men of pure wit, here'e another "good one."
Our host of Guy'a National Hotel ia thought
by some to bear a striking personal resem
blance to General Cass— kcto striking yon
may judge when lam done. A stranger who
supposed he knew mine host very well, pot
up at the National the other night. Since
'.his hooss has become the crack hotel at the
Capital it is quite full all the time, and the
new comer wae i eoes-arily for the first night,
sent to the upper floor to sleep. Coming
down stairs in the morning, a little cross, he
met General Case [wha has a fine suit of
roojns here] in the hall, stepped up to him,
and in language more forcible and rapid than
elegant said: "Mr. Guy. I'll be il I'll
stand it! You've put me at the top of the
house ! I must Lave a room somewhere low
er down."
General Cass, —interposing, and nervously,
—Sir, you are mistaken in the person you
address.! urn General Cast, of Michigan.
Stranger,—confusedly,— Beg yoilr pardon,
General Case—thought it was my old friend
Guy. Beg a thousand pardons, Sir. All a
mistake, I assure you, Sir.
Tbe General paseed out of the building, but
soon returned, end as luck would have it, tbe
stranger met him at full faoe again, but in
another position. This time he was sure he
had mine host, for the Senator from Michi
gan he knew had just gone out. So the Stran
ger stepped boldly up, slapped the General
heartily and familiarly on the shoulder, ex
claiming: "By heavens, Guy, I've got a
rich eell to relate. I met old Cats up stairs,
just no, thought it was you, and began cur
sing him about my room.
Gen. Casv, —with emphasis,—Well! young
man. you'vs met old Cass again!
Stranger sloped, and hasn't been heard of
eiuce. *
W* We have received from Mr. A. H. Jo
celyn, the popular Map Publisher of N. Y.,
another of bis large illustrations of the East
ern War. It is a mup of North Sebastopol,
and the conflagration of South. It presents a
good ilhmration of the attack ar.d fearful
struggle within the Redan—the capture of
the Malakoff, and other scenes connected
with Ihe war. It is 86 by 38 inches m size,
and colored. Price 85 oenle.
Or The legislature will commence its ses
sion on next Tuesday wbioh will be New
Year's Day. Mr. BUCIALIW will leave for
Harrisburg to-day.
ty Ten poor men can sleep tranquilly up
oo a mat; but two kings are not able to live
t pesos in a quarter ef the world.
Mil I.J
T%* ConUUutim tf Nme York, amended
1846, provides in Art. 8, Seo. 6, that "every
county heretofore ettabliebed and separately
organized, except the county of Hamilton,
shall alwaye be entitled- to one member of
(he Assembly, and no new county aball be
hereafter erected unless fta population shall
entitle it to a member.''
The Comtilulion cf Virginia, emended 1851,
provides Art. 4, Sec. 8, clauso 38, that "No
new county shall be formed with an area lese
than six hundred square miles; nor shall the
county or counties from which it is formed
be reduced below that area; nor shall any
county having a white population less than
five thousand be deprived of more than one
fifth of such population; nor ahail a county
having a larger white population be reduced
below four thousand.
The Constitutionoflenneute, 1834, provides
Art. 10, Sec. 4, "New counties may be estab
lished by the legislature, to consist ol not less
than tbree hundred and fifty square miles,
and which shall contain a population of four
hundred and fifty qualified voters. No line
of such county shall approach the court bouse
of any old county lrom which it may be ta
ken nearer than twelve miles, No part of a
county shall be taken to form a new county
or a part thereof, without the consent of a
majority of the qualified voters in such part
taken ofT. And in all cases where an old
county may be reduced for the purpose of
forming a new one, the seat of Justice in said
old county shall not be removed without the
concurrence of both branches of the legisla
ture, nor shall said old county be reduced to
less than six hundred and twenty-five square
The Constitution of Ohio. 1851, declare) Art.
2, Sec. 30, ''No new county shall contain Iras
than four hundred square miles of territory,
nor shall any county be reduced below that
amount; and all laws creating new counties,
changing county lines, or moving county
seata, shall, before taking effect, be submit
ted to the electors of the several counties to
be affected thereby, at the next general elec
tion after the passage thereof, and be adopt
ed by a majority of all the electors voting at
such election, in each of said counties; but
any oounly now or hereafter containing one
hunJred thousand inhabitants may be divi
ded whenever a majority of the voters resi
ding in each of the proposed divisions shall
approve of the law passed for that purpose;
but no town or city within the same shall be
divided, cor shall either of the divisions con
tain less than twenty thousand inhabitants.' 1
The Constitution of Indiana, 1851, declares
Art. 15, Sec. 7, "No county shall be reduced
to an aiea less than four hundred square miles;
nor shall any county under that area be fur
ther reduced."
The Constitution of Louisiana, 1852 provides
Title 1, Art. 8, "No new parish shall be crea
ted with a territory less than six hundred and
twenty-five square miles, nor with a popula
tion less than the full number entitling it to
a representative, nor when the creation of
such new parish would leave any other par
ish without the said extent of territory and
amount of population.!!
The Comtitution of Mississippi, provides Art.
7. Sec. 17, "No new county shall be estab
lished by the legislature, which shall reduce
the county or counties, or either ol them from
which it may be taken, to less contents 'than
five hundred and seventy-six square miles;
nor shall any new county be laid off less con
The Constitution of Illinois. 1847, declares
Art. 7, Seo. 1, "No new comity shall be form
ed or established by the general assembly,
which will reduce the county or counties, or
either of them, from whioh it shall be taken,
to less contents than four hundred square
miles; nor shall any coouiy be formed of
less contents; nor shall any line thereof pass
within lets than ten miles of any oounty seat
of the county or counties proposed to be divi
Seo. 2. "No county fhall be divided or
have any post stricken
submitting the question to a vote of ibe peo
ple of the county, nor unless a majority of all
the legal voters of the county, voting on the
question shall vote for the same."
Sec. 3. "All territory which has been or
may be stricken off, by legislative enactment,
from any organized county or counties for the
purpose of formings new county, and which
shall remain unorganized after t',e prri-jd
provided for such organization, '.ball be and
remain a part of the county or jounties from
which il was originally taken, for all purpo
ses of county and State government, until
otherwise provided by law."
Sec. 4. "There shall be no territory strick
en Irom unless a majority of the
voters living in such territory ehali petition
for such division; and no territory ehali be
added to any county without tbe consent ot
a majority of the voters of the county to which
it is proposed to be added,"
Sec. 5. "No county seat shall be removed
until the point to which it is proposed to be
removed shall be fixed by law, and a ma
jority of the voter* of tbe county shall have
voted in favor of its removal to such point"
Tie Constitution of dtubisna, adopted 1818,
provides Art. 9, See. 16, "No new county
shall be established by the general assembly
which shall reduce the county or counties or
either of them, from which it shall be taken,
to a leaa content than nine hundred squate
miles; nor shall any county be laid of less
'l'hs Constitution of Missouri provides Art.
3, Sec. 41, "No county now established by
law, shall ever be reduced by the establish
ment of new counties, or otherwise, to lass
than twenty miles square: nor shall any ooun
ty hereafter be established which shall con
lain less than five hundred square miles."
The Constitution of Michigan, 1850, provides
Art. 10, Sec. 3, "No organized county eball
ever be reduced by the organization of new
counties to lesa than sixteen townships, as
surveyed by the United Steles, unless in pur
suance ol law, a majority of electors residing
in eaoh county to be affected thereby shall so
Ihs Constitution of Arkansas, 1836, provides
Art 4, See. 29, that "No county now estab
lished by law shall ever be redaoed, by the
establishment of any new oounty or counties,
to le* ton nine handled square miles, nor
tq a leu population than ha ratio of represen
tation in tb# louse of representatives; nor
shall any county hereafter established which
shall contain less than rtlno hundred square
miles, (except Washingtori county, which
may be reduced Id six hundred Squaromiles),
or a less population than would entitle such
county to a member in the honse of repre
The Contfituiion qf Texas, adopted 1848,
Art. 7, Sec. 34. "The legislature shall at tha
firf session thereof and. may at any sobse
qoenl session, establish new comities for the
convenience of the inhabitants of such new
county or counties. Provided, that no new
county shall be established, which shall re
duce the county or counties or either of them;
from which it shall be taken, to a less area
than nine hundred square miles, (except the
oounty of Bowie), unless by consent of two
thirds of the iegislsture; nor shall any coun
ty be laid off of less contents."
The CorutiMion of fPj£<m.nn, 1848, Art. 18,
Sec. 7, "No county with an area of ninuhun.
dred square miles or Isss, shell be divided,
or have any part stricken therefrom, without
submitting tbe question to a vole of the peo
ple of the oounty, nor unlets a majority of
all tha legal voters of the county voting on
the question shell vote for the tame."
THC AMIRICSN MODB of manufacturing
small fire arms has been adopted in England,
from plans obtained bere by Britieh officer*.
The machinery, such as ie used at Harper's
Ferry, has been built here, and persons con
nected with the manufacturing establishments
in this country have been employed to su
perintend it. The machinery has cost over
8100,000. The new government armory of
England, into whioh this machinery and ita
new operations era IO be introduced, is lo
cated at Enfield Lock, nine utiles north of
London, h is intended, ultimately, to em
ploy eight hundred operatives, and turn out
five hundred muskets daily. Twenty-five
thousand rifles for tbe British government
are now being manufactured at Wiudtor,
Vermont, and Hartford, Conn.
OP* A Convention nf lost Baggage Agents
has been held in New York, nearly all the
principal railroads of the country being rep
resented. These agents sre persons employ
ed by railroad companies to trace up lost or
stolen baggage. These conventions are to
compare memoranda, each agent bringing a
list of all unclaimed baggage and freight in
the hands of bis employers, and also a list of
claims and applications for lost baggage, to
gether with description* of tbe properly.—
These conventions have been found of great
value, seldom failing to result in finding lof
ty or fifty pieces of valuable property. They
also save the railroad companies from many
fraudulent claims by parties pretending to
have lost valuable baggage.
THE TROUBLE OVER. —According to the
latest accounts from Kansas, the late blood
ies* war is over, the "border roffians" and
the "Yankee squatters" have fraternized, end
agreed to mind their own business in future,
snd allow the government to execute the
laws. This is a very sensible conclusion
Good sense is characteristic of the mess ol
onr countrymen, though the sptri' of inde
pendence is so high, that their first impulse
is to resist any appearance of wrong by force
of arma
tyThe opening of tha Sunbury and Erie
Railroad, says the Bunbury American, be
tween Sunbury and Northumberland,did not
take place on tbe 18lb, as was stated in
some of the papers it would - be. The time
fixed for the opening of the road was the
24th inst.—at which time, if nothing occurs,
tbe road will be completed. The road will
be opened on tbe 2bth intl. Ex-Governor
Bigler, the President, and others from the
city will be present on the occasion.
W A Military State Convention is to be
held at Harrisburg on the third Monday of
January, to advocate some amendment of
our militia laws. Ths Harrisborg Stale Pa
per says of it:
"The object in view it the improvement
of the volunteer system, to accomplish which
it is proposed to obtain the enactment of a
law providing that companies hereafter or
ganized shall consist of at least vixty, rank
and file; fixing the militia fine at two dol
lars; the payment of all militia expenses from
the fund thus raised in each county; provid
ng penalties for evading assesament of ma
ilia tax; a cerlifioUa of membership in a
volunteer company to entitle tbe holder to
<> credit of two dollars en bis Slate tax."
Tux PENNSTLVSKUN.—This old Democrat
ic paper will be published on a double sheet
after the first of January. The iucrease of
advertising is assigned as the reason for this
change; and we sincerely congratulate the
proprietor on such a substantial judication of
prosperity. His unremitting exertions io be
half of liberal principles and in opposition
< to narrow-minded proscription, have not fail
ed to attract the admiration, the sympathy
and support of all true Democrats.
FALLING M LOVE —No more falling in love
after Ibis. We are all to be pitched into it,
willing or unwilling. Prof. Rondout baa be
trayed the secret. He leaohes you how to
make anybody lova you that you wish. He
furnishes in his curious book, " The Bliss of
Marriage," the entire key to the mystery. If
you want a lady, she must become yours. If
yoo need a husband, pick out one you can
lova. Read Rondout and the mailer is set
tled. The book is advertised in our paper
Cf A. K. McClurc has resigned the office
of Superintendent ol the Stale Printing.—
There are a large number ol applieants be
sieging the Governor for the appointment
The vacancy bas not yet been supplied.
The Grand Jury of Lycoming County,
at tbe last court', recommended the erection
of a new Prison,on the plan of thai at York,
at the estimated expense of $13,000.
(7 The ooal business of the Sohuylkill
Navigation this season, rsaohas t, 104,164
tons against 007,354 last year, an increase of
nearly SOO,OOO ton*.
Ifw Ynax.Deo. S3, 1138.
There is nothing mnob stirring bet* at jplee
ent. Evan the prolonged failure of Coegren*
to elect a speaker basut length ceased to be
exciting; and the news of the attack of the
Hoo. W. Smith of Virginia upon the editor
of the Washington Star did net create the
slightest feeling of interest in a city like this,
where much more sanguinary affrays are of
daily ocourrence.
Insurance Companies are casing in, bare,
esery day or two. The latest explosion of
that class of swindles is that of the Henry j
Clay Fire Insnraace Company. The Presi
dent and other officers are to be tried for per
jury, and of course wiH be acquitted ; for jus
lice in New York is quite as much an article
of barter ae flour. It would be better to com
pare it with otto oi roses; for it is an expen
sise luxury, and can only be enjoyed by the
riob. Yes, justice in the city of New York
is either unoerlein, polluted, or eo expensise
as to be entirely beyond the reach of the poor
and the uninfluential. I am no growler. I
like New York as a residence better than any
other oily I hase Used ill; but I would not
hesitate to etake my life against a dollar, that
there ie aot a oity in Christendom, whose
public functionaries, as a body, are eo bare
facedly renal and corrupt, and so incredibly
ignorant and sulgar, as are thoee of the oity
of New Yotk. A few short-sighted people
imagine that our Bench would be more pore
if judges were appointed, ae of old, instead
of being elected, as they now are; but a mo
ments reflection iu the right direction will
not fail to consince any man of tha fallacy
of such reasoning. The oity was mis-gov
erntd when many of the officers new tlscl
ise were filled by appointment; and it is be
oanse it was so mis-gosemed, and because
tnsttsrs grew worse and worse so fearfully
fast, by an abase T the appointing power,
that the people were induced to elect their
judges, and sea how that would work. Of
one thing they felt quite confident— they
ooold not make a ohange for the worse.
I will concede that there may base bean
elected, here and there, a more vulgar black
guard than would hare been appointed ; but,
after all, an educated and refined aooandrel
it the worst and most dangerous of scoundrels.
I am not a politician, in the usual accepta
tion of that word. I was Aever t a primary
meeting, or a caucus, in my life—if I had
been living in a quiet village, it might have
been otherwise—but I watch pretty closely
the application and practical working of prin
ciples ; and the result of my observation and
reflection, in one direction is, that the soon
er every office is made elective, the belter,
and that the incompetency of public officers
does not result from the unfitness of thepeo
pie to choose them, but from the fact that,
vinua'ly, the people do net ehnose them.—-
This infernal primary- -election system—these
atrocious Philadelphia and Baltimore Con
ventions —this plaoing, by designing, eel fish,
wire-working politicians, of only two men
before three hundred or throe million! of vo
ters, according to the office to be filled, and
telling tbeee hundreds; or millions, as the
esse may be, that they most choose one of
tha two, either a Whig or, Heaven tave the
mark! a Democrat—all this kind of humbug
saddles upon ths community, as judicial, leg
islative, and executive officer*, knavei and
fools, to whom the enemies of popular gov
ernment point, as the result of the elective
When a large home fails, or its premieea
are destroyed bv fire, we often bear that sev
eral hundred people are thrown out of em
ployment. I never fully reeliied the fact that
the happiness of a very large number of
people could depend eo absolutely upon the
success of one man, until one day last week,
when certain duties that I had to perform
made me somewhat familiar with the busi
ness of one of our 'merchant priooes, David
Devlin. Mr. Devlin is the head and founder
of the bouse of D. Devlin & Co., the first
clothing bouse in the world, and which
gives direct employment to over three thou
sand men and women ; and many ol these
having families, it is estimated that not lesa
than ten thousand persona depend upon hit
success for their daily bread. Here, then, ia
one firm doing a business equal to that of a
small city, or a flourishing manufacturing vil
lage. Their beat deaoriptionaof ready-made
woik are out in a style quite as fashionable,
ar.d the wotkmanship on them ia quite as
good, aa if made to order for a private indi
vidual. A few years ago no New York gen
tlemen ever thought of buying a good gar
ment ready-made, for the reason that there
were none suob; hot Mr. Devlin, aeeing
thia want iu the market, immediate'y hired
the best cullers and workmen that London,
Paris and New Yort could furnish, and add
ed to his Mock a class of ready-made goods,
suob as be had never seen before. The con
sequence ia that he has succeedad. Men of
taste now buy ready-made clothing;and Mr.
Devlin's sales, last year, are said to hava
amounted to over $3,000,000 !
H A triend posted up in fiuauoial matters and
finanoial men, pointed out to ma, the other
day, at the dining-table of the principal ho
tel of this city, the Metropolitan, twenty-two
urea from different parts of the Union, each
of whom is known in Wsll-street to be worth
more than half a million of dollars I I could
not really discover anything remarkable a
bout those old fogies—a doaen of whom
may be seen on any day at the Metropolitan,
aa my Wall street friend informs ma—except
a certain air of quiet confidence which my
owu visage wears about once in five year*,
when a hoy cornea into my office with a pair
of new boots or pantaloons, and a bill, with
orders to "collect 1: or bring back the goods,"
and I happen to have the needful in ray
pocket. It is really a pleasant sensation that
one experiences on being able to pay a bill
in that off-handed way. I oan't exactly de
scribe tbe sensation, as I have only experi
enced it three times sine® I have been "con
nected with tbe Press," and the last time
was several yearn ago. Try it, onoe, and
sea how it goes.
The Committee appointed by the last Slate
Legislature to investigate and report npon tbe
administration of orimioal law in this city, ia
still pursuing its labor*. Nothing will oome
iof h, however. Reform iq the administration
of ilio tor it not so n.uch needed at reform ,
of the taw itself—of ilia entire criminal code.
It has often (track me as a little singular that
the most palpable ezamplea of heavenly lore,
and of worfdly as well av dirioe wisdom, set
as by the Father in bia'Cteations, and by the
Son in bis recorded sayings, ste entirely lost
sight of by the fraroers of laws. There is a
sentence in the Lord's Prayer that shows the
clear-sightedness and worldly-wisdom of its
framer, quite as mncb as the loringness and
loreableness in bis nature. "Lead us not in
to temptation," said tne Great Teacher. Hu
manity wants and will have, sooner or later,
political and social systems with "Lead us not
into temptation" for their motto, and baaed
upon the idea that tbe learning, and time and
labor, now devoted to the contriving of new
modes of punishing men, must be employed
in making it to their jnterest to be good and
orderly. But I mast stop philosophizing,
which I do like, and plunge inloeveryday su
pertlcialities, which I don't like, but must
take a hand in, or poor devil that I am—
FLOOR AND MEAL.—The flour market is
dull, 88.25 being the offering for shipping
brands without finding buyers. Sales of
family Flour at $8.50 a 9 per barrel. Tbe in
quiry from retailers and 'bakers it freely met
at 89 to $lO. for extra and fancy brand*. Rye
Flour has declined and is dull at $5.37), and
Pennsylvania Meal at $4.
GRAlN.—There is a short sopply of wheat,
and the market is inactive. Last sales of
small lots of Southern and Penna. red, $1.85
a 1.90, and 1.95 as 2 for while in etore.—
Rye is still dull; sales at $1.20 per bushel.
Corn la firmer Sales of old yellow at 89c
a 90, and new yellow at from 75 to 78.
Oats are dull at 41 a 420 per buahel, lor
Delaware, and 42c for Pennsylvania.
WBIBEET ia steady—sales of bbls. at 39
cents, and 38c for bhds.
DEATH ASD.VANITT. The St. Louis Herald
•ays some of th* fashionable ladies of that
place, owing to en excess of vanity, in order
to give tone and permanency to their com
plexion, or, as they say, "to improve their
complexion," are in the habit of taking arse
nie in small dose*. Within the past week
two ladiea of that city, members of wealthy
families, and ladies of fashion, have died
very suddenly. Their nearest friends and
telativeasay that tbay were "arsenic eat
ers," bnt in order to guard against scandal,
the real oauas of their death has not been
made pubiic. However, those same persons
do not hesitate to say privately, thai an over
dote of arsenic was the real banse of their
death. Vanity must* indeed be an almost
| uncontrolabla passion with persona who, to
gratify it, wilt hazard their very existence.
The Grand Jury of Schuylkill couoly have
recommended that the Commissioners bean
thorixed to appropriate the sum of two hund
red dollars oot of the funds of the County, to
purchase a Law Library for Ihe use of the
Court and Bar, said library lo be located un
der protection from duet within the Court
Honse, on condition that the bar will appro
priate a like torn.
flow The Sub- Jreasury Works. —The Boa
lon Post says:—lt is said that Mr. Guthrie
has effected all the transport of specie neces
sary for the operations of the Government
during the past year, not only without ex
pense to hi* department, but under arrange
menta which have yielded a proJU of 910,-
000! What an outcry was made against the
sub-treasury on account of the immenae ex
pense the "carting of specie would coet!"
W We continue to receive startling and
exciting news from Kansas. Most of it,
however, is greatly exaggerated. There is
much excitement there, afo various outrages
have been committed, but apprehend noth
ing like oivil war in the full sense of the
The N. Y. Tribune says, GEORGE LAW (pent
910,000 to carry New York State for (be
Know Nolhings at the late election. The
Argus says, if he has so muoh spare cash,
he bad better come to Easton and aettle the
washer-woman's bill be forgot to pay, when
he left here a few years ago.
ish Consul (Curtis,) who was convictsd of
violating the neutrality laws of Ptussia, and
was sentenoed to three months' imprison
ment, has bad his senlenoe doubled by the
superior oourt; and bis secretary, Kray, who
had previously escaped, has now been caught
and sentenoed.
•<#' A certain newspaper in Cleveland, 0-,
having advertised that tbey would send a
copy of their paper gratis for one years to a
person who woold send them a club of ten,
received the ten-spot of ctubs from a young
conotry lady.
H. French has left Washington for New York
without essaying to hold official communica
tion with the State Department. He proba
bly discovered it was no use presenting him
self in his diplomatic character.
W James Bock, the young man in Lafay
ette, Ohio, who laid a two hundred dollar
wager ibat he could husk and crib one hun
dred bushels ot corn in ten hours won the
bet. He busked one hundred and eighteen
bushels in nine bouts and twenty-four min
tar Mississippi will have only one Sena
tor in Congresa during the present session,
the Legislature having adjourned without
electing a second ooe.
vr It is announced that Robert Schuyler,
the fioaucier of New Haven Railroad mem
ory, died on the IStb of November at Nice,
in Italy, of a broken spirit.
IV A couple were married in Greenbosb,
N. Y., last week whose united ages were one
hundred and siaty-lwo years. Whether they
got the consent ol their parents is r.ot known.
Of Money is defined to be a composition
for taking Mains out of character.
B* p. FORTNER, Auctioneer/
On the Ist day of Jaonary, at the residence
of Peter Blank, in Union, ashuylkill ceonty,
a large lot of-farming stock, fco.
(hi the Sd day Of January in Rotringorsek
Columbia bounty, tbe farm of Peter Bodine.
On the 3d of Janoary, at the late residence
of Joseph Geiger, in Montour township, Col.
county, all the stock, hay, grain, Ac.
On the sth tlay of January a lot of land
in Franklin township, Columbia'cotnty, lite
the estate of Joseph C. Cleaver, dec'd.
fT" Persons who desire the services of tg-
P. FORTNBR as Auctioneer will do well
to engage him before adveuising the dais of
their sale.
Hollouay't Pith, the moat celebrated reme
dy in the Union for the cure of diseases of
the Liver and Stomach.—Edmund Algay, of
Coopetstown, New York, was for the pe
riod of nineteen years a complete misery to
himself and a burden to his friends, be suf
fered so severely and continuously from liv
er complaint, and a disordered stomach, that
he was constantly .for weeks Ipgetherconfiuei
to his bed, the doctors did him no goo.!, and
he therefore left off consulting them. Nine
weeks ago he commenced using Ilolioway's
Pills, and bis wife called last week at the
sloro of Professor Holloway, to acknowledge
most gratefully that her husband is quite cur
ed. Professor H. hopesthst the tbousiod oth
ers in the Union who have been benefited
will row come forward.
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On Thursday evening last, December 20th,
by Rev. E. A. Sharretls, Mr. JOHN PuasaL to
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Justices of the Peace
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DRAWER GOODS, Spotted Swiss. Bog
Jaoouett Mull, Cambrio, Swiss Muslin
Bishop Lawps, sale Bard Muslin just reoeiir!
Ed at the Store of
cheap store pf A. J. EVANS.

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