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' 1 ***" 1 1 " 1 " mi l i. It. W. WEAVE*, EDITQ*, 1 loomsßnrE, WUO' -de.y, Democrutic Nomination*. Foil GOVERNOR. WILLIAM F. PACKER, of Lycoming County TOR JUDGE Or THE i-UTK E K COURT. ELLIS LEWIS, uf Philadelphia. TOR CANAL COMMISSIONER, VIJI ROD STRICKLAND, of Chester County. The Nominations. On last Monday the State Convention on tbn 15th ballot nominated Gen. WM. F. PACKER fbr Governor. Ha ie a man of the people, and haa educated himself in the great school of the world to understand thoroughly the atructore of our political institutions and the sentiments oi the millions of loilsmen. For a quarter of a century he has in his dis trict been at the head and front of the great cause of the people ; and his fidelity and ca pacity re well proved by malice and -vindirtivenesa with which the Opposition bsee asaileJ bim. His is not a negative chancier, for art lie he has cool discretion and foresight, he has also the soul of a man. Jndge LEWIS is now the bead of the legal profession in Pennsylvania, and is known beyond the Atlantic as a man of distinguish ed ability. NIMROD STRICKLAND is a man of undoubted integrity, and has a thorough acquaintance with the public affairs or the State. We do not apprehend that there will really be any very serious or desperate opposition to bim or Jndge Lewis. Bank Reports. Erery yesr the quarterly reports of the banks in the State are published, and these always represent every institution as entire- Iv solvent. The assets ire made up of such items as ' bills discounted," "due f rom other tanks," "notes of other batike," tic. These hills discounted may be those of the officers of the bank—the other banks from whom debts are due may he insolvent concerns; and in this way euch institutions as the Lan caster Bank have made their reports, looking as il the Bank was entirely solvent. Even tu the reports jest recently published, the af fairs of the Erie City Bank and Newcastle Bank look as prosperous as any. 1 Roads in Catawlt-sa. Mr. Ent has presented a petition ia the Hoose and read in place a bill for the repeal of the act of 21d March, 1850, relating to the supervisors of roads in Catawissa township in rhis county. The act of 18£0 provided for the election of one supervisor, and that he should let out the repairs of the road for the year to llie lowest bidder. It was passed by B. P. Former, Esq , during his service in the legislature. The act to repeat passed the House finally, on Mr. Em's motion. evoked 'lfcem Ont. On last Friday the resoluimn* to expel the four corrupt members of Congress were up, and before any action could be bad on them Mr. Gilbert, one of the fonr, arose and made a short speech declaring his innocence, and eeded by resigning his seat and walking oat of the House. A communication from Mr. Malterson was then read also resigning his seat. STATE ROADS. —In ibe House, on' lb o "'l* oli., we notice that Mr. EST preeente'L lwo remonstrances from citizens of Limesto.* 10 township, Montour county, for the repeal of the act granting a State road from Limestone to Milton. Also, one fiom citizens of Colombia coun ty, asking for the repeal of the law authori zing the laying nqj of a State Koad in Con yngham township. Mi. Ent read a bill to repesl certain por tions of a State Road in Hemlock township, Columbia county. When the Legislature makes roads in the several couaties wbere Ibe members are en tirely unacqtiainted conte-ili ooß generally fol low ; and the next winter li.ei" 8 18 8 project to repeal. These matters had al."* B ? 8 much better be left in the county courts w£ ere a " parties can easily be heard. ♦•••• J 17 We have tecaived the last number of the Westminster Review, re-published by- Leonard Scott & Co., New York. Contents —Worlclinesa and Other-VYorMliness: the Poet Young, Capabilities and Disabilities ol Women, English Law: its Oppression and Confusion, Sta-e or Italy since 1848, Revi sion of the English Bible, Herat and ihe Per sian War, ke , Stc. 17 The people of Danville have held a meeting te urge that Ihe Lackawanna and Blooassbttfg Railroad shall connect with the Catawisaa Railroad at Danville instead of Rupert. Aa it seems thst the gusge of Ihe two roads w>ll be different, all objects of transportation will have to bereebipped wher ever Ike connection is made. 17 Persons going to the city will find the establishment of Mr. WM. 6. PERRY a good place to purchase books or to bave binding done. They can depend upon being fairly deelt with. A number of persons in tbis vi cinity have had binding done there to their entire satisfacticu. 17 MA- EST, the Member of this district, was in town'on last Saturday on allying via it, evidently in good health and fiue spirits.— He is in every respect attentive to the interest ol his constitneale. 17 If our roiemporsriot who steal articles from otli columns wsek alteT week are short of brains to concoet tbsir own nogbt to be booeat enough to give us credit until they can get along independently. TIB mceFßt METocvrto*. To-day the chief magistrate of the republic •ill retire from hie office end hooors and be come t pi irate Citizen, and another citizen from the hill* and milieu of Pennsylvania be eome* Preaideni. The cbarauterof oor gov ernment and people la such that this dhenge ia made peacefully end in e 'few momenta, while in the old world a change of rulere ia yet often, and waa in the olden lime nearly always attended with popular convulsions, ar.d ■ general up-heaving of the political and 1 aoctal system. 4 N The new President enters his office amid the plaaditt of most cf his eoomrymen, and wiih ihe best wishes of many more. He has snown wisdom in the selection of suoh patri otic counselors as Lewis Cass and Howell Cobb—men who are conservative and safe in every time of danger, and who are never extremists on public questions. The new ad ministration brings with it experience and capacity in the management of pnblio affairs; and it finds no embarrassment from any act of the ont-going administration. General Pierce will leave the banks pos'ed op—the Treasory full to overflowing, and the Departments all cleared up and clean for the entrance of the cnccessor. It is easy for a pnppy to bark at a lion, anil it has been the fashion among some conceited and disap pointed men of narrow mir.ds to revile the administration nr.der whom they would not have made respectable tide-waiters. But the folio"."fe!S article from the Philadelphia Ledger does entire juelirp to this ipbject, and we prefer lo copy from a neutral piper: " President Pierce will retire from public office in a day or two, and some of the news papers which have very roundly abused his administration, now discover that there was considerable merit in it. Like Mr. Polk's ad ministration, it has, in spite of assault, left its mark distinctly impressed upon the history of the country. There is no question of for eign or domestic policy which has arisen du ring the last four years, which it has not frankly and boldly met, and nearly all of tbem have been settled upon principles ad vantageous lo tl e nation and promotive of its peace and prosperity. We need mention bait the Noalheastern fishery question, the en listment question, one of which adds to our commercial advantages, the other lo our na tional honor. Then came the Central Amer ican qups'inn, which, though it lias not been settled definitely, has yet released us from the entanglement of a very bnngling treaty. The Koszta affair, the Spanish difficulties, and in fact erery question which brought us in collision wi'h the powers of Europe by lbs fearless enunciation of principles favor able to Democratic progress, or in vindication of our sovereign rights, has been honorably and peacefully settled, and an American pol icy evtabl'shed which hereafter must be re garded and respected by the nations of the world in their international conduct. Alt these things apeadt highly of the firmness of the executive, the wisdom of hi* counselors, and his own appreciation of their suggestions. In our domestic policy the same foresight, discrimination and adherence to sound prin ciples, have added lo the strsngth of tba na tion and inareaaad it* p-naparily. A wise forbearance, daring a heater.' political strug gle,saved tfie country ffom lb4"jrvll-of a civil war; and whatever may be the differences of opinion respecting the constitutional 1 co.ntrnl by government of slavery, circumstances w.'ll hereafter show (hat the principle adopted for the territories, is the one which best favors freedom without producing the shock which ! t would have been caused by the attempted ! exclusion of slavery. The administration of President Pierce we regard as one of the most successful in its results amid its most trying difficulties that wo have had. STRING.— For several woeks past the rob bins have enlived the bright sunshine as if spring wis toady to leap laughing from the lap of enrth. The earth has not yet donned ! her now soil, but wboevef wishes to enjoy a nev jr suit can be accommodated at David Lowe nberg's cheap and fashionable clothing establish men! up street. His new stock ol j n „ (tyhis came iSSot a* early as the rob bhis and he h" 8 8 ,ar S 8 " nJ fine 8el0,io n of jewelry in a >S show-case which looks so magnificat thai', l oß ' people should sup pose it was kept for ex hibition only, we think it right to inform everybody and the rest of mankind that every jewel m it is' for sale cheap, and that a.tmHtih®® 18 me children half price. TRADING STORES— During the p.' B ' w eek Mr. A. C. Mensch and Messrs. 11. C. I- W.' Hartman have exchanged the locations their stores. Mr. Mench is now at the Ar- CHt -ie Building, and Messrs. Hartman at the corner °' Main and Market Streets. 17 At a i <a,e Democratic eelsbration at Fitchburg, MMS" B®* 8 ®*" 80 "®, the following toast was read:— "The Fivmont party wppphristeped by three thousand clergymen, educated by Charles Sumner end clothed by bleeding K.nsas; but was arrested by Illinois for treason, tried before Chief Justice Uniot;, Indiana on the bench, found guilty by New Jersey, hung by Pennsylvania between the two Black Re publicans New York anil Ohio, and finally sent lo the place of mourning and "solemn silence" by Califom ia. 17 In looking ovi'r the "asset*" of tho 1 Lancaster Bank we periteive that three mem ber# of the Bachman ami three of Ihe Long meeker family are indeb ted lo the bank at the present time in the itggtegale sum of 8101,361! Who would'ot have' a bank in "the family "I 17 The Rer. Theodore Parker says "Washington hsd not a great reason, no phi losophic power, no imagination, no fondness for beauty in art or-*ieraire. At times he pooreu' ont !be ghastliest oaths, was not an affectionate matt, end few flowers of benevo lence gleamed across his path." Mr. Parker is one of the "sensation" mioisitera. He would rat bet be striking than true, and never allows a slaveholder to pan witbont thinking it bis spatial duly to hit him as hard as he can. Bat it i likely that Washington's char acter will aland avaa Mr. Parker's belhcosi <f bntatiohol. Txtimlnatlou* and BxhlMiloas- The Upper-Glade School of this plaoe will hold its public examination eierclestt at the Methodist Church on next Friday afternoon ind evening. We have no doubt they Will be creditable to the school and teachers.— The public are invite I lo attend. On Saturday, the 14th of March, the Up per Grade School at Light Street will hold its public examination in the Academy, and in (he evening there will be a public enter tainment of declamations and compositions. SCHOOLS IN BI.OO.nSBURO. The schools of this district have improved very much, and there is again the order, dis cipline and decornm becoming the children of civilized society, which list winter seem ed all lost. The Upper Oracle School under Mr. NASH and Miss MORRIS is as well in structed and managed as any parent need desire for his child ; and the scholars show quite creditable proficiency tn their studies. The Directors have recently purchased for this school a set ol Holbrook's School Appa ratus, embracing a planetarium, an orrery, a tellurian and mathematical tables. In the lower room of the Academy Miss Sharpless is quite successful! with the pri mary department of girls, and makes her instruction interesting and agreeable to the little learners. The class in reading could teach some teachers, nd those in Ariihme tic and Geography, though just beginning, are in the rrglll dwectlon. But our most agreeable surprise was in the Irondale school, under Miss SUSANNAH RICHART. We expected to find a school rath er backward ; hut it is one which haa few equals in the county Tn the thoroughness and correctness of the instruction, and the promptness and regularity of the scholars' answers. Miss CATHARINE WEAVER has an orderly and progressive primary school opposite the American Houso, and Miss DEBORAH KNORR one very much like it in Hopkinsvtlle. Be low Hopkinsville the Direoiors have built a comfortable new school house where Mr. JAMES STOKES does all he can lo train and teach the wayward young. Mr. EUAS HICKS has charge of the primary boys' soliool in the Academy, and THOMAS J. MORRIS, Esq , of the school in Scott town. Hie Remedy. We have been asked several limes wheth or IMX payers are justified in refusing lo pay (heir taxes when the Board of School Direc tors hire incompetent teachers without cer tificates, or otherwise violate the law. We do not think the tax-payer can constitute himself a judge and take this summary rem edy into his own hands. The proper remedy is in such cases to have the Directors re moved by the Court under the plain provis ions of the school law. But the schuol lax must be paid to be expended by just officers for legitimate purposes. It has been adjudged that this remedy of removal supersedes the old one of indicting Directors for a misde meanor in office; and much more would it supersede the summary and lawless redress of a ainale individual's opinion or will, which would generally be more easily movetTby a desire to esoape taxation than bf one for bet ter schools. But the School Department sustains no such relation to the Directors as does the citizen of the district. It cannot remove the Bo.vd, and therefore is not precluded from taking its only other just remedy and with holding lho State appropriation from the de linquent D. : reotors. Its duty is lo see that the public money goes only to those who use it for legitimate purposes. But the question arises whether directors are liable to township in a civil suit, if by '.heir negligence the State appropriation be lost. They canr.ot be liable in an action of debt or assumpsit; but there is nothing lo shield their liability from an action on the case for the negligence aud maladministra tion. Musical Concert. On last Thursday evening Mr. J. W. ALEX ANDER and the class which has during the winter been under his charge gave a musi cal concert in the Court-house to the gratifi cation of our towna-people and a number of i visitors from neighboring town*. Though there are not many voice* In the class which give evidence of musical genius, (be exer cise! showed fidelity and artistic skill in both pupils and teacher. But one member of the class— Mitt Mary Mclirult —has a voice of the highest and finest capacity and compass t0 be found among musical prodigies. It is a trcas.' ,re i *"d may be a fortune to her. We havt' beat' 1 ' 'h® Seguin Opera Troupe and a number of o.'ber popular Opera singers, and wo believe /.here '• a K'ft the voice of this young girl in the va.'ley of the Susqueh.nna which by culture might equal the music of the most famous topranot imported from Italy. Sir. Ilucbuunu's luuogk'ral Bull- Mr. Buchanan has gnt his inaugural "°at made by an honest Dutch tailor of Lancaster, who has patriotioally stitched It with stars, representing the thirty-one States of the Union. The idea is a good one, and eould only have originated in Lancaster county, where the Union is a cardinal principle with the Duteh yeomanry, who will hot have it separated without tearing the whole fabric, material sod workmanship, into shreds. It is also symbolical of Mr. Buchanan's admin istration. With the Union stitched into the Democratic policy, and with the right kind of buckram in the cabinet to stiffen it, it will wear out its term—a credit to the manufac turer, a satisfaction to the wearer, and the admiration of the people. Rut baa presented to the House • petition of Mary Silvester, of (hie county, for a divorce her husband, Jeremiah Stives ter. _ OT The Preaident ha." > MU ®d hie procla mation, ordering the sale of fb® Indian Trual Lands in Kansas, in May and June next There are about 650,000 acres of them lande, which will be sold to the highest bidder, but not at less than the appraised value. TUB INAUGURATION. The arrangements for the inauguration to • day are as follow* J— The Senate Chamber will be opened as early as 11 o'clock for the admission of Senators and the privileged gnosis, ex-Presidents and Vice Pisrident*, the lodges of the Snpreme Court, diplomatic corps, heads of departments and member* of Congress* the aimy and navy, w t>°> by n*m%ba*e received be thanks of Congress, Governors of Stales, &c. At 11 of Arrange ments, w President's room, and at 14 o'clock, when the Senate shall assemble, the President and President elect will be introduced by the Committee of Arrangements to (he seats prepared for thttn in front of the Secretary's (able in (be Senate Chamber, With the judges on the right aod the diplomslic corps on the left.— The whole body will then go to the eastern p*rtico ef the caphol, where the President Will take his seat in front of the pisiform with the officials, &o , named above, in or der in the rear. The oath of office will be administered by the Chief Justice. If (be weather should prove unfavorable, the cere monies will take place in the Senate Cham ber. The Lycoming Gazette hits off some of the foolish little practices wbicb editors too often indulge for want of belter ex cuses, whicb go far to weaken, if not destroy (be tnfluetiaa.of jhy prey*. We append the article of lbeC3SikHr the hope toai It will destroy the fvhciiceb "Every l<jw weeks we see in soma of our exchanges * notice after this fashiou: 'ln consequeuct of the laige number of new subscribers added to our lift since our out side was wotkad off, wa ara compelled to send a half sheet to macy of ou: subscribers this week.' Would it not be well for our brethren of the press to discontinue that practice! It's worn out. If Ibey are unable to issue more than a half sheet, we recom mend them, hereafter, to say so, instead of perpetrating spch. transparent humbuggery. Another joke that might as well be aban doned i*, to write a notice that "in conse quence of our heavy advertising patronage we shall soon be compelled to refuse adver tising patronage we shall soon be compelled to refuse advertisements or enlarge our pa- IjgjwbeUiterc&urse will probably be pur stted.' wlfefi Tblf nead-V advertising patron age consists of * column and a half prospec tus of the New York Tribune, fot which the editor gets paid in the ptivilege of exchan ging with it for one year; three-fourths of a column of lottery advertisements, a pill ad vertisement, worth one huudred dollats, but inserted for twelve, and a score of others of like chancier. Gentlemen of the press would do well to bear ill mind that this is an en lightened age and nation, and that there little dodges are out of date. They bring discredit upon Ihe whole fraternity by their shallow ness. The former class should stop opera tions when they feel the necessity of such a paragraph, while the latter would do a sensi ble thing to "refuse advertisements"—par ticularly such as we have named.". P erM flQj9* t| i( e stamps. HOD. 11, HIE Postmaster" General, baa recently introduced an improve ment in the postage alamps, which adds greatly to their public convenience. He has had them prepared on sheets with peforations arouod the borders of each stamp, so that they can be separated, one from the other, without using a knife or a pair of scissors. Besides the saving of lime in this improve ment, there is greater security that the stamp will adhere to the letter, for the points or rough edge left bjwte peforations will stick better to the letter, there being none of the risk of ike edge turning up as when it is contiuous. This pJan of peforaling latter stamps is pracised in Europe, and Mr. Camp bell had the conicactor to procure a machine from that country for use here. The con tract is made with Toppsn, Carpenter & Co., of this city, and, in addition to a supply for Philadlpkj£j4MMMitaM. have already been sent to New "Writ, Boston, Baltimore, Cin cinnati, St. Louis, Mew Orleans, Chicago and Albany. The amount of letter writing in the United States may be inferred from the num ber of postage stamps used. The number •old by the Government last year reached nearly one one hundred and fifty millions of stamps ! — Ledger: Mantnfe Kxirordinary. In the little village of Montgomery, Orange couuly, (N. Y.,) a widow of about fifty years of age, was married a short time since to a green half developed wight of twenty. The woman has had some experience in such af fairs, as litis is her fourth marriage. The first husbaid was thirty years older than her self ; her yecond consort look to hard drink ing after his marriage and soon died; her thW tajnill living and has given aid to having hired the boy to marry her, giving him five dollars as a start in housekeeping and his good will. '1 he M'licaa treaty. The following i> probably the oorraot ver- j sion of the new Mexican treaty. It contem plates a loan as $15,000,000, of which $3,00b',000 at o lobe applied to the payment of American claiifOt to he adjusted by a joint commission, and the remainder is unrestrict ed. Twenty perioent. of tha receipts from customs by Mexico is to ba appropriated for tha re-payment of the loan. It also contem plates a joint poshl arrangement via Tehaun tepeo as well aa a transit route. There is no stipulation fot a cession of territory, arid Congress or the ['resident have ao authority to contract such ■ loan. " —♦* ,(> > . SLEIGHING IS NEBRASKA'.—A correspondent of the Cleveland tlaindealer writes: "Mv attention "was attracted this morning by twoWJlbWdfjfr feaflie houses moving through our streets upon roc new, and drawn by lonr horses each. Stove pipes protruded through the roof, indicating oozineai and comfort within. VTiqdovvs adorned the sides, and tin y icicles glittered in the sunlight pen dant from the eaves. Upon inquiry we learned that these bousee contained the fam ily *,of an old acquaintance, Hon. Isaac Par* tisb. formerly of Ohio, Who is moving from his home In lows,to a new one at the town Of Do Bota, in the territory." FROM CALIFORNIA. Ex-Governor Burnett ha* bean appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of California The A pacha Indiana have been torn milling great depredations in Sonora. The copper mine at Fort Yuma'ia developing richly. The earthquake en the 9fh extended throughout California and lasted several minutes. Wall# and chimneye were prostrated, and one wo man killed. People ruihed out of tbeir houses greatly alarmed, and many streams diverted from lhair used channels. The Su preme Court has declared Invalid the act im posing a tax of fifty dollars on persons not intending to become citizens. It is rumored -that a filibustering expedition against Sonera ■is about leaving San Francisco. The Cali fornia Price Current adviaei a suspension of shipments from thn Atlantic cities, the mar kets in California being already over-stocked, and the -eceipls of merchandise con tinning exceedingly heavy. The cold weather in the mountains has prevented minirg opera tions. Land Warrant. Of land warrants Messrs. Sweeny, Ritten honse, Fant & Co., in their finanoial circula tion of to-day, says: " Warrants have ad vanced 3 oenta -per acre since our last repot t. We quote the market to-day firm, with a do oided upwards lendeney. Buying rate. Selling rate. dO's Si 12 per acre. SI 15 per acre. 80 s 1 03 " " i 06 " " 160's 1 02 " " 1 04 " " ISO's i oo • ' oa " " Revoln'ry scrip 1 05# " 207 " " "Large orders continue to come in from the Wert, in anticipation of the opening of the-land office in lowa, Kansaa and Nebras ka." "A bill introduced by Mr. Cobb, of Ala bama, is now pending before Congress to place warrants issued under the act of March 3d, 1855, on a footing with those issued un der the act of 2817 and 1850, which author izes the issues under the acta to be received in payment of lands on railroad grants and at public sales. Should this bill become a law, warrants must, in our opinion, enhance lha value.—Cor. Baltimore San, Feb. 18th. Valuable Gold Mine I Among the assets of the Lancaster Bank is n gold mine located somewhere, we be lieve, in North Carolina. This same gold mine a lew" ye art ago was file moans of puf fing into notoriety and magnificence the great financier of Lancaster who owned it. The papers teemed with accounts of its richness —the proprietor grew fat and saucy in anti cipation of its abundant yield—the Lancas ter Bank was drawn upon for funds to de velops it, receiving as security a judgment upon the "gold mine," which the appraisers now return under oath as worthless.—Lan caster Examiner. Denth of l)r. Kane. Dr. F.lisha Kent Kane, the great Arctic ex plorer, died at Havana, Cuba, on the 16th inst. His remains reached New Orleans on Monday, en route for Philadelphia. Dr. Kane was only 35 years old, but no living man of his age had acquired a greater fame. | His death will be daapU- J ■■ -a-iy lament r-cJ, fui'ire Iwiien wherever civilisation extends. Shooting Cese In Washington, WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.—David Hume went to the Pension Office this morning to de mand the retraction of a charge by D. C. I.ee, a clerk in that office, that he (Httme) had picked Lee's pocket at the President's reception last night. Lee declined to retract, when Hume struck him with a stick. Lee thereupon shot him dead with a pistol, and soon after delivered himself to the officers. DECIDED IMPROVEMENT.—In Maine they make as much of their murders as they do in New York, human curiosity being pretty much the same in an "inland village" and in a "metropolis," though the self-conceit in the latter is amazingly ahead. In New York the refined and intellectual citizen* gather in the neighborhood of a house in which a murder is committed, and gaze for hoars at the doors and windows, as if they expected them to open and make a revelation of the murderous mystery. In Maine the ladies, old and yonng, take their knitting and sew ing with them to the Conrt House, and im bibe the sanguinary horrors while they man ufacture worsted stockings and lace capes— a union of industry and cariosity in "village" customs and habits decidedly to be preferred to the idle inqnisitiveness of "metropolitan" manners. tr The "City of Tiffin," a village of five thousand inhabitants, in Ohio, appears to have been giver, over to the Evil One: A young man named Coffman, burned hie father's barn, valued at SI3OO, and then stole $l3O of money from the old man ; another youth of the name of Frasvr robbed bis father of $200; tbe body of an unknown man was found in the streets, who bad been murdered by some ODe ; tbe cholera is decimating the bogs ; a series of fights, riots, etc., had oo carrad, within a week, and the Postmaster at Melnore, near Tiffin, has recently robbed the mail of monied letters, but escaped be fore tbe officers could catch him. HORRIBLE.— The editor of the Scalpel, in the February number, in an artiole on tbe "Education ol American School Girls," has discovered that a frightful praciioe prevails among young ladies of eaiiug chalk and slate pencils and drinking vinegar to avoid gaining flesh. "Very few persons," he eaye, "ima gine the extent to which this suicidal perver sion of the natural instincts wi'.i go in young women who are under tbe influence of thair imaginary superior*, in what they consider Iraceful thinneaa ; much bat been said about ght lacing, and because the corset has par tially gone int# disuse, people imagine that eompreaaion of the lungs had ceased; it ia far otherwise, book* and eyes and whalebone bava taken thair plaoe, and the insane devo tee willingly starves herself by the year." OT Tbe election of State Treasurer, witb the consent of both Houses, will take place on the llth instant. Secret Service Money. When we recently published the facts re specting the #360,000 of secret service money distributed by' General Scott while in Mexico, we expressed our humiliation Si the facta which it indicated. That dffieers of high rank in Mexico were willing to sell their country for a private consideration seemed indeed bardly credible. And yet the recent report of the Committee of Inquiry show, that the uses of another sort of secret service money are by no meana confined loforbign capitals or to times of,fee* In Waahiogion, some of our own membensoftongteas can, it aaems, be reached "by snob oonsidoradona mote ef effectually (ban by any other. That the action of the Committee of Inqui ry was independent, manly, acd influenced by the purest and most honorable motives, there osn be uo question. That it took a bold but roilJ view of the oaae we have no doubt. Bal whether they have got really to the bot tom of the matter seems quite doubtful.— Suppose three or fonr members to be expell ed, would it be quite safe to ait down and say, as A the Committee, that ail beyond is irreproachable and above scvpicion ? It is true that it was lot the interest of the eon epiratora, if aver so few, to magnify their numbers, get up a report of members of Con gress being so linked, in order to fleece mon ey more profusely out of parlies thus to be shaved T No doubt they exaggerated the corruption, to swell the amounts, just as aeme of-them professed to be very indignant at the rascality of .the whole thing, while coolly swallowing tba plundtr. But, after all, wtll the country believe the other members of Congress to be immaculate? It ie true that a certain ex-member from New York testi fies that he knows of no corruption. But is that enough? Perhaps he acd others might differ as to what is corraption, for Mr. Simon ton tells as that be had seen this same ex member oall oot twenty or thirty members, and after conversing with them they had changed their votes. Why was not thia re porter asked tn state who they were? Prob ably he would have forgotten. One thing ie certain; the public generally will take a more favorable view of this case than the committee have taken. Those who ' defend men charged with such infamoua do ings, by the mere empty declamation againat ''star chamber" proceedings, will be suspect ed, whether justly or unjustly we know not, but they will be mupectiJ of being 100 elosely linked in with them to pursue any other course. The friends of some of the accused parties > will, no doubt, feel sore, and many will be-I lieve them not culpable to the extent that ' the report of the Committee would make it appear. All this was to be expected. There might not be unimpeachable evidence against some of these men of directly taking bribes, sufficient to convict them in a court of justice, as courts now-a-days seem to arrange mat ters. But that is not the point exactly. An l honorable body, like Congress, whose votes decide all questions of national importance, must be kept not only pure, but above all suspicion. The corrupters of public spirit are bad enough, but if to this it should once be I understood that the members can be individ ually accroached by direct bribes, what shall we come to* It may oegm n a little book jobbing, for 914,000; it may go on at the rate of #1,500 for a vole on a railroad, till it cut up a quarter of a factory or use #IOO,OOO to work through a bill; but will it atop there? Will not the section of the country (hat can carry the heaviest purse, by and by se cure the tariff? And when the vote comes on claims affecting treaties, on questions of North and South, peace or war, what is to prevent the country being sold in its honor or :ls dearest interests, for some private mesa of pottage ? The fact of such a thing as the possible bribery of Congress votes, to say nothing of the reproach, is so unsettling in its consequences of all public repose and confidence, that it is not enough that mem bers be not proved guilty, but they must be above all reasonable ground of suspicion— | men of sufficient carefulness and discretion not to be cotqpromised nor to compromise Congress by any approach to corruption. ' When in Rome gold could purchase voles and the highest offices of State, it was not long before the country was utterly destroyed. Thus we have been saved the curse of a standing army, beoause all were willing to submit to the votes ol the majority. But once let it be understood that it is not numbers and not justice '.hat decide the questions be fore Congress, but gold and bribery, and the whole foundation and stability of the govern ment is overthrown. Henceforth a govern ment must iuevitably arise resting upon an other basis—^ force. I.et any great question once come up, involving vast interests, aud who will submit to have it decided by tbe purse, unless it be backed by tbe power of the aword?—Public Ledger. 0T An imposter calling himself Cap*. Charles Shores, who has been gathering funds for the relief of Kankas sufferers, iu this and other free Stalee, wee arretted in Milwaukie recently, after having success fully swindled the Kansas sympathisers in the different States out of a pretty nice sum. He deserves and will probably get leave to finish his education in an institution where the science of weaving is dugbl in tbe high est perfection. 17* The Perm, published at Havana, an nounces the arrival in that oily of tbe Mexi can General D. Joaquin Raogel, who, it says, is on his way hither with "the projeet of a protectorate of tbe United States over the Mexican nation;" the realization of which, the Pcnsa thinks, would be a death blow to the Maxioaa Republic. Gen. Rangel will remain in Havana but a few day* longer, whan he will proceed to the United States. OP* Child (toiling, ih# New York pipen (ay, is practised to a great extent in that city. Probably, on an average, two children a week are abduoted from their hemes while playing on Ibe sidewalk, and are detained until the afflicted patent offers a reward for them, when the kidnappers bring their little victims to light and receive the raonej. They ought to receive s place in Ibe State prison. AN RITUALISM. It lb claimed by the followers of this urn, that there are sixty thousand spiritualists in Philadelphia, or about ten per eent. of tba population. We do not believe that any soch preposterous namber of persons labor under this delusion; bat we do know that many persona ara affscted by the mania who would not be suspected of any tnch silliness. A young man committed sakide in that city last week, and from papers in his possession, which were examined after his death, it wn made manifest that the destruction of hit life bkhis own hsgd was instigated by spiritual ism. The suicide was Charles Whippo, a* medical student, aad a son of Dr. Whippo of Newcastle, Pa., • young man of education, and his associations were with accomplished people. The papers of thia young man also disclosed the fact that the father of the de censed, —also an educated man, and in high social position—was a confirmed spiritualist, and moreover it seemed that a respectable educated lad) of whom the deceased was en amored, was a believer in this delusion. These are startling facte, and in view of them it ie not to be wondered at that each vulgar impostors the prophetess, Anna Meivter, whose doings in tke oily h*ve exci ted public attention lately, should find dopes among the ignorant and uneducated. It is fashionable to iaugh at and deiide the believ ers in demonology and witchcraft who were so numerous in (be seventeenth cer.tory; bat we incline to to the belief thai foolj are about as plentiful now at tbev were two centsries ago. Mitlertsm, Murmunlnti sad Splntusfl ism will certainly compare in point of wick edness and folly with any of the isms of the day* of the Mathers. An American titrl- Two or three weeks ago, several deserters from the British troops stationed at Kingston madejlbeir way across Wolf Island and tho St. Lawrence to the United States. Some of them were badly frozen on the way, and one was taken in and cared for by Mr. Pinches, on Carlton Island, wttbin the jurisdiction of the United States. Ou the 29th ult. a Brit ish officer, with a file of men, came upon the island, and endeavored to purauade the deserter to go back to Kingstou, promising that he should not be punished. He refused, and the officer determined to lake him by force. Mr. Plutohee, with one of his hired men, was absent. Another man was chop ping wood at the door, and Mrs. Plutcbes and two daughters were in the bouse. Tbe women sent the man off after Mr. P. and his companion, and eoon afterwards tbe offi cer ordered the deserter to be brought out. Five soldiers rushed into the house, but the others were prevented from entering by the eldest daughter, who dashed the fifth man back as he entered, and he rolleJ upon the ground outside. She then closed the door, and locked it, and taking her position before it, declared that if the four who were left in side took the deeer'er out, they would have to pass over her dead body. By this lime Mr. Plutches and hit men were seen return ing, and the officer out doors called for his men to come out and run. The thing was either said then done, however, as Ihs btave girl maintained her post, and it was only on a solemn promise given by them to ob serve the laws and respect the soil of lite United Slates in future, that the imprisoned soldiers were released, and with their officer, allowed to beat a hasty retreat. tST At the cock pit in Havana recently battles were fought for large sums of mon ey. His Excellency the Captain General, with the Marqueas (his wife) were there one day, and were so interested in one of the battles that they wagered some money upon one of the birds, whioh, killiog its op ponents, they won their wagers. ar The widening of the Union Csnal will be finished, and that Canal will pars the lar gest class boats on and after the first o r April next. This improvement is thns finally ac complished in the right way, without ma king the State liable for the interest on the money expended in widening the Canal. HOLLOWAT'S OINTMENT AND Puts.—lmpa rities of the blood are often developed in disgusting eruptions, ulcers, tumors, scrofu lous sores, boils, and other external affec tions. For all there distressing and dangtiy oos complaints, Holloway'a Ointment-u lit erally a healing balsam. It neutralizes the malnies morbi, or seeds of diseases in the exterior secretions, and dispels the inflam mation. Nature does the rest. The expe rience of every human being who has tested: the efficacy o* the Ointment is the same. It haß never failed. When the internal organ* are alone afleoted,as in liver complaint, dys pepsia, and irregularities of the bowels, a few closes of the Pills afford certain and perma* nent relief. ~ SG&AMAMIBTR" On the 26:h ult., by the Rov. J. Eyer, Mr. REUBEN RACCH to Miss MARGARET BARTII, both of Montour township. On the 19th of February, by Rev. E. A. Sharrells, Mr. BENJAMIN MILLER of Lime Ridge, and Mise CATHARINE ALE, of Ml.' Pleasant townahip, Colombia county. On the Jflth ult. by the same, Mr. SAMUEL WALTER of Hemlock township, and Mise SUSAN RICII-ELDIFER, of Bluomsbuig. On the 19th ult., by B. P. Fortner, Esq., MI. WILLIAM RKITZ to Miss SAVILLA MARTZ, all of Franklin township, this county. In Berwick, on Thursday the 26th ult., by the Rev. Isaiah Bahl, Mr. STEPHEN THRASH ER, of Fishingcreek,and Miss HELENA RHONE, , of Benton township, Columbia county. On lbs same day, by the same, Mr. TO*IA SUOVER, of Hollenbacb, and Miss CAROUNB METERS, of Dorance iwp., Columbia co. In Beaver Valley, on the 19th ult., by Ibd same, Mr. WASHINGTON EMBER, and Mise" LUCINDA BITTENBENDER, both of the farmed place, Columbia oounty. On the 34tb ult., by tbe Rev. Geo. Wss,' Mr. SII-AA S. n..R01 r, or Columbia county, and Miss MATILDA REEDY, of Bloomiburg, Columbia county. On February the 10th -ll., by the Rev. JL , A. BeMoyer, Mr. Joeuox FRITZ, of Sunarloaf Iwp., and Miss MARIETTA M. BAKER, of Jack son iwp., Columbia oounty. On Tuaaday, Feb. 24th ult., by the same, Mr. WM. KRESSLER, of Scott Iwp., aud Misid LOUISA HENRY, of Fishiogoreex lownshipJ Columbia oounty. X ~ . J In Wasbingtonville, on the 20th of Febufl ary, Mrs. SUSANNAH REISER, aged 69 6 months and 6 Days.