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. * —_—— WM. 11. JACOBY, EDITOR. BLOOMBIKG, MARCH 16, 1859- ALL NEWS in this hurrying age partakes of the nature of gossip. No i em, howbv er important, has much more than a nine day life. The fall of an Empire and the ex plosion of a fluid lamp attract about equal attention. A Republic goes up, and an Em pire goes down, all in the same month, and few people trouble themselves about either of the events, and, indeed, fewer make themselves conversant with the facts. An Empire, and not an insignificant one, in the West Indies, has changed hands, and a Re public has been created on our own Conti nent. The black Empire of Hayti has been compelled to abdicate, and the government of that island has taken the form of a Re public, with a man of professedly mote lib eral views at its head. Oregon has been erected into a State, making thirty-three sovereignties now in our Union. The vote in Congress on the question of her admis sion was 114 yeas to 103 nays, the Repub licans mostly voting against her admission. Thus a FUSE northern State has been formed by the '' nigger drivers" of the South in op position to the wishes of the hypocritical free soilers of the North. Verily this looks like slavery extension ! What a contrast to the Kansas imbroglio. The signs of the times in Europe are per tentious. There is strong probability of a war between France and Austria, which war, if it come, must inevitably involve England, and all the Germanic countries, and perhaps the whole of Europe. Louis Napoleon is evidently as ambitious as his great uncle, and he seems disposed to profit by the lessons which are to be learned from the brilliant but disastrous career of Bona parte. The ulterior designs of Louis are the same as those of the groat General, but Louis practices caution, and evidently has made up his mind to bide his time. If as sassination or disease do not carry him off within the next half dozen years, he will set Europe on fire. Mark that! Congress has adjourned without passing a single bill of great public interest other than the bill admitting Oregon. So goes the peoples' money. It seems to us that Con gress might have sooner discovered that there were no subjects for legislation. What perhaps interests the people of the United States as much as any thing else, is the fact that Mrs. Sickles has returned to New York, and most indelicately accepted of a house which her indulgent husband tendered her, and is daily visited by troops of friends! Verily Mrs. Sickles is a cool woman ! Cuckold her husband, and, when detected and cast off, quietly eat out his substance while having sufficient of her own. CANDIDATES FOR NOMINATION. —The follow ing gentlemen are named by our exchanges ill connection with the nominations to be made by the Democratic State Convention which is in session to-day at Harrisburg: Auditor-General —Richardson L. Wright, of Philadelphia; Jacob Ziegler, of Butler; 11. L. Diffenbach, of Clinton ; Daniel Kaiue, of Fayette ; Salisbury, of Allegheny, and Charles Cinner, of Columbia. Surveyor-General. —John Rowe, of Frank lin; Major John Cummings, of Snyder; John B. Beck, of Lycoming, and Robert Kelly, of Perry. There may be others for each office, but then their names do not now occur to us: nor do we know that all whom we have mentioned will be pressed as candidates. ty The Baltimore Sun, in discussing the question, what ought a man to do, if placed in the late position of Mr. Sickles towards Mr Key, concludes as follows : "We say just what may a good and true and honest man has done before, and we could name a Fhining example in the act of one, who well deserves the title of hero and philosopher. He neither slew the man nor woman. He called the erring wife be fore him, and bade her take whatever she rightfully claimd as her own, and leave him forever, and then like the hero that he was, and is, he pursued manfully tiie even tenor of his way, and all men honor him. Ths is what, in our opinion, a man ought to do." DEATH OF THE POSTMASTER GENERAL.— The Hon. AARON VAIL BROWN, of Tennes see, Postmaster General of the United States, died at the city of Washington, on Tuesday morning, the Bth of March, in the sixty-fourth year of his age. Mr. Brown has occupied various prominent public sta tions. He served in the Legislature of Tennessee, after removing from Virginia, vliere he was born ; was six years in Con gress, and two yeara Governor of his adopt ed State. Governor BROWN has always maintained a high personal character, whether as a member of the Bar or as a politician. He was an eloquent popular speaker, and an influential party leader.— He was named as a candidate for Vice President in 1856, and was appointed in the Cabinet of Mr. Buchanan in 1857—hav ing been Postmaster General two years and four days. He WRS a gentleman ol large wealth, and leaves a widow and daughter, with numerous family connections. THE NEW YORK MERCURY is a good week ly newspaper, and we hesitate not a moment in saying that it is one of the very best on our exchange list. It contaius an unusual large amount ot reading, and a good portion of which is editorial. The outside or first page is always taken up with an excellent story. JOHN MARRON, the Third Assistant Post master General, died very suddenly at Washington, on Thursday night, the 3d inst. REV MR GUTER will lecture before the ' Young Men's Christian Association," next Friday Evening, in the Methodist Church. W E NOTIC Eby the last Columbia Dematrpt that Col. Tate claims to be a delegate from this Representative district which meets at Harrisburg to day. How did the Col. get his appointment ? We modestly hinted in one or two of our last issues that delegates of this kind should be appointed in County Convention, and the Col. was a strong ad vocnle of this doctrine in 1855. But now it don't suit. We copy from his paper, the Columbia Democrat, of July 28th, 1855 : We say again, and ask the people to ob serve it, that this rule which has been thus set aside, is plain and distinct, drawn and accepted for the regnlation of the parly, by a convention of the people, on the Ist ot September 1851, so that the committee well knew the rule, but wilfully violated it. This is the rule: VIII- Jill county nominations, and all appointments of conferees and of delegates to State Conventions, shall be made in County Convention. Nothing can be plainer than that, and yet the committee, instigated by Weaver, re fused to call a convention: we say retused, because the rule is imperative, and there can be no valid cause for so flagrant a dere liction of duty. If the democratic party is to be governed by five or six men, or by one man, let us know the fact. We think tlut power is derived from the people, Weaver thinks it all lodged in the Standing Committee. The Col. by dint, of dogging and begging is now chairman of the Standing Committee, and has wiggled himself, as he thinks, into the port of delegate to the Convention Good men, and true Democrats having care lessly permitted impudence to usurp the place of merit. However, we shall see what we shall see. The enterprizing Col. may tie admitted as a delegate, and he may not. NEW AND DANGEROUS COUNTERFEIT. —Im- Iay (c. Bieknell's Detector of the present week, notices the appearance of one of the most dangerous counterfeit notes ever cir culated in this Slate. It is a Five on the Easton Bank, at Easton, I'a., and is so near ly a fac siinileot the genuine, that ihe safest plait is to refuse all $5 notes of the Easton Bank. All the devices are the same as the true note : but the shaded bars across the s's on the corners, which are well defined in the good nolo, are imperfect in the coun terfeit, and a black line appears also, that is not on the genuine. The ink with which the note is printed is rather lighter colored than that of the good notes. The signatures are well imitated. Vignette—woods scene, chopper seated on a log, with axe on one side and his hat and dog on the other, cabin in distance. On right end ol note male por trait, on left end hunter with a rifle. WE ARE raiher inclined to think that the people of Bloomsburg would not relish a steak from such an animal as described be low. The New York Times says: "Yesterday afternoon apoliceman observ ed a cow leaving a swill distillery in North Fifth street, Williamsburg The animal was in a very delicate state of health—her limbs were weak, and where her tail ought to have been, nothing but an ulcerated stump was visible. The man driving her was compell ed sometimes to give her a push to aid her progress. The policeman, somewhat curi (ous, watched the poof thing, and on inquir ing of the driver learned that he intended to drive her to Staunton street slaughter house to be made into beef. However, at the cor ner of Lewis and Houston streets, the cow fell exhausted, and the driver rushed to a Jew butcher near by, to get him to kill it; but the Warden of the Eleventh Ward came up, and had the animal killed and removed to Barren Island. NEW POSTMASTER GENERAL— Adjournment of the Senate. —The President has appointed Joseph Holt, of Kentucky, Postmaster Gen eral. He was lately Commissioner of pat ents. The Senate confirmed the appoint ment on Thursday. The Senate also confirmed the appoint monta of Hon. George W. Jones, of lowa, late Senator from that Stale, as Minister to Bognta; John Hubbard of Maine, as Bound ary Commissioner, vice Wiggins, rejected; John Petlit, of Indiana, as Chief Justice of Kansas, vice Lecompte, resigned, and Bar tholomew Fuller, oi North Carolina, as Fifth Auditor ot the Treasury. Emory D. Poller, heretofore rejected as Collector at Toledo, was again nominated and confirmed. After the Senate came out of Executive session, a message was received from the President, announcing the death ol the Post master General. The Vice President retired from his seat, and Mr. Filzpatrick, of Ala bama, was chosen President pro (em. of the Senate. Mr. Nicholson, of Tenn., paid a tribute to the late Postmaster General, and the Senate then adjourned sine die. TERRIFIC EFFECTS OF A GUNPOWDER EX PLOSION.—The drying house of the Austin powder mills, near Akron Ohio, exploded last week. It contained 12,000 lbs. of pow der. A letter says: "No remnant of the structure remains.— Over an area of several hundred y'rds radius were strewn splinters of almost pulverized lumber, and hundreds ol broken empty kegs from the warehouse. A tree, some eiaht or nine inches in diameter, twisted off at the height of perhaps fifteen feet, as one pulls a rose from the bush. Another large tree is said to have disappeared. No trace of trunk, boughs, stump or roots are discoverable.— The buildings in the neighborhood were none nearj were all injured—windows broken, doors unhinged, roofs lifted. A school-hofise upon the iiili,Bome forty rods ofT, was, we are told pretty much demolish ed. The machine or wheel-mill of the company was unroofed. A MAN HUNG BY A CORPSE. —The Cincin nati Gazelle says that on Saturday night last, a body-snatcher who had stolen n corpse Trom a grave-yard in the neighborhood of that city, which he had placed in a bag, was hung while endeavoring to get over a high fence, the corpse falling on one side and the boby-snatcher on the other, he hav ing placed around his shoulders the cord by which the sack was 6hut, and the cord slipping übout his neck, choked him to death. The New Banking Law. We have just received and read the sub stitute reported by the Special Committee of the Senate in lieu of the original Bill to establish a General Banking Law. Some ol the objectionable features of the latter have been omitted ; but we regret to perceive that others have been replaced by provi sions which are no improvement; and that, in its present shape, the Committee have admitted new errors which are quite as de lusive, alul will be found to be quite as pernicious as any we have pointed out in our former articles on this subject. The Bill now proposes to create a new De partment in the State government, the du ties of which shall be discharged by a Su perintendent of Banks, with the deputy and clerks. We see no reason why these duties should not be performed by the Auditor General, who is elected by the people every three years, and whose other duties harmo nize with those created by this Bill. Let the Attorney Ceneral act in the grant of the charier; let the Auditor General have charge of the circulation, the returns and the taxation of these Banks; and let the Courts retain their full and appropriate ju risdiction in questions of insolvency, viola tions of charter, and in all cases of remedy, either for or against these Banking corpora tions, acting upon the information of the functionaries above named, or of any indi viduals who may be aggrieved. By this course, we.shall avoid the creation of new offices and departments, and keep the system within a natural, harmonious, and better understood line of administra tion. The people of Pennsylvania want none of the6e new-fangled schemes, which complicate the machinery of government, and interfere with well-considered and es tablished modes of procedure in the settle ment of questions of rights and remedies. They would prefer to diminish instead of increasing offices No system of free Bank ing will be acceptable, in this State, which does violence to the settled habits or no lions ol the people, in any of these respects. But the most striking defect ot the pend ing bill, is that which authorizes the incor poration of single individuals for the pur pose of Banking. Section eight provides, that '"any person or association of persons may establish offices of discount, deposit and circulation, upon the terms and condi tions, and subject to the liabilities prescrib ed in this act." Here we have the Corpora lion Sole, the most odious form of this class ol Legislation ; arid wiih the privilege of banking and creating paper currency, the powers that, if granted at all, should be most cautiously and jealously guarded.— What such a corporation sole, for banking purposes, would result in, may be seen by reference to the Seventeenth Section, which says that it need have no Board of Direc tors or Managers, but that its affairs may be conducted by any one oi more of the Stock holders, who may be designated. In other words, A. B. and C. or either of them, en gaging in banking business under this law, may own the whole stock, be President, Cashier, and Board of Directors, and, either jointly or separately, discount, receive de posits, crea'e and issue bank notes, and declare dividends; and all this, as long as they keep within the letter ot the law, with out incurring any personal liability. Atid not a dollar ol actual capital would be re quired to accomplish this; because the sum invested in State stocks would speedily be returned in bills receivable and deposits; and thus A, or B, or C, as a Banking Cor poration Sole, could embark in the business, without capital or liability, and do what neither of them nor their neighbors cau in their personal capacity. If we are to have corporations sole for banking, why not also for railroad, mining, manufacturing and other purposes? There are individuals in the community wealthy enough to undertake almost any of these enterprises, however gigantic ; and if it can only be understood that in each and all ol these departments o r business, a man may shield himself behind his corporate capaci ty against individual liability, then will monopoly begin its reign at once, and he who possesses only moderate means or capital, may prepare to resign them both to his richer neighbor. Such results are' inev itable from such a system. And in no branch of business would they be more disastrous than in that which regulates the capital and currency of the land. The theory upon which the Legislature of this State has uniformly proceeded, has been that Charters of Incorporation, in these cases, should only be granted where large aggrega'e capital was required to ac complish what individual means were in adequate to; or where, from the nature of the enterprise and the public interests in volved, individual management could not be relied upon. In both of these aspects, the business of Banking, whether under a general or special law, should not be en trusted to Corporations Sole The association for this purpose should be large enough in capital and numbe-s, to ensure attention Irom the shareholders, and experience and responsibility in the management. We see no reason why the Hoard of Directors of a Bank should have less than thirteen members, the number required under the Act of 1850; and what ever reasons may apply to this rule, under the present sysiem, have even greater force in regard to a general or free Banking Law. We have not time, to-day, to examine more into the details of the proposed sub stitute lor Mr. RANDALL'S Bill. The publi cation of asselts only twice a year, or when ever dividends may be declared, and other features, occur to us, as retrograde move ments. Our judgment is against this Bill, in eith er shape; and it will be against every sys tem, whether special or free, which omits the salutary and indispensible safeguards which we suggested in our former articles; and which have so much of experience and authority arrayed in their support. —Pom- sylvaman. JOB PRINTING —We are now prepared to execute all kinds of Job Printing from a delicate visiting card to a poster as large as a barn door. Give us a call and look at the styles. From ikl Lewisburg Chronicle. THE M. E. CONFERENCE at Williamsport adjourned on Wednesday evening last, after a session of eight days, apparently well pleased with the people who had entertain ed them, and the citizens of the town much gratified with the occasion. For the next Conference meeting there were six or eight applicants, but Lewisburg carried the day, first vote of 108 out of 160, and then unan imously. There has never been a Confer ence of that denomination here, and to en tertain 200 for a week or more, will lest our hospitality. We doubt not our cit izens, of all denominations, will prove them selves equal to any requirement of that kind. Northumberland District —T. MITCHELL, P. E., Lewisburg. Williamsport—John S. Deale, Montoursville—Aaron M. Kester, Money—Thomas D. Gotwalt, William Elliot, Milton—Philip Rescort, Miton Circuit—John A. Demoyer, E. A Tay lor, Lewisbnrg—Thomas M. Reese, Mifflinburg—Samuel Shannon, Northumberland—Franklin Gearheart, Sunbury—George Warren, Finley B Riddle, Cattnwissa—John P. Hall, Thomas Greenly, Ashland—Samuel W. Sears, Danville—William Harden, Bloomsburg—John Guyer, ThomasSherlock, Luzerne—Elisha Butler, P. Franklin Eyer, White Haven—Job A. Price, Berwick—A W. Gibson, C. H. Savidge, Bloomingdale—J. F. Porter, I'. 11. Ruch, Orangeville—Reuben Kelly, J. P. Swanger, La Porte—Albert Hartman, J. H. Dashiell, Principal of Dickison Sem inary. Irvin 11. Torrence, Sec. of Penn. Bible Soc. OTHER DISTRICTS. North Baltimore—J. S. M'Murray and oth ers, Dallas Street—John Bowen, Jefferson Street—S. L. Conser and others, North Baltimore Circuit—Jos. S. Lee, and John Gross, Slrawbridge—Benj.B. Hamlin, York—Joseph A. Ross, Cumberland—Benj. H. Crever, Altoona—Samuel Creighton, Bedford—Samuel Barnes, do Circuit—J. W. Buckley,R. W. Black, Thomas Bowman, translerred to S. E. In diana Conference and President of Indiana Anbury University. The East Baltimore Cunferenee and Slavery Agitation. 1 he East Baltimore Methodist Episcopal Conference, in session in this place, put a settler upon the agitation of the slavery ques tion in the church, on Tuesday. A batch of resolutions, proposing to make alterations in the church discipline, by inserting some abolition clauses—which were well calculat ed to create discord in the church—were re ceived from the Cincinnati annual Confer ence, and made the special order for yester day. Upon being called up, a motion was was made that the East Baltimore Confer ence non-cur, and without debate, the mo tion was put to the conference and unani mously carried—nearly one hundred and fifty members voting, Thus the further ag itation of the s'avery question in the Wotho dist church, probable distraction, in consequence, was quietly but effectually, cut off. Every riaht-minded man will ap plaud this act. It is quiet sufficient for empty-headed and dishonest politicians to substitute the agitation ol the slavery ques tion for brains, in advancing their politcal ends, without the church putting its hands in the mire — Lycoming Gazette. Romantic Way of Getting married. At the passenger depot, on monday, says the Williamsport" Gazette," a singular case of love, desertion and restoration to the 'joys of first love," occurred. A man residing in this county, who had been engaged, for a long time, to a young lady of this neigh borhood, had illicit communication with her, ami subsequently desired to brake his "early vows, notwithstanding her earnest entreaties. While she was sojourning near this place, he was summoned by an officer to make his apperance in tlds vicinity. She and her friends met him at ths depot, on ar rival ol the cars, when an interesting inter view took place, the result of which wa ttle renewal of his pledges with her—but now to late, for her character had sustained an irreparable injury. Soon after the recon ciliation, they and their charge, with an officer attendant, took the cars for their na tive place, where, we suppose, the nuptials were performed, and "another man made happy." State and County Tax. Unable to borrow any money to meet the balance due by Union county for two years past, the Commissioners have felt compel led by the complaints of Jurors. &c., de manding cash, to raise the County Tax half a mill ; but the Slate, having been reduced half a mill, two years ago, the aggregate tax, this year, will be just it was two years ago and previously. If the Commissioners could have borrowed the money, they would but as it was they yielded to what they un derstood to be the opinion of the most ju dicions business men in town and country, to lay a sum sufficient, at once, to clear the board of debt and make county orders good for the cash on sight.— Lewisburg Chronicle. DEATH OP A CLERGYMAN.— Rev. J. McEnal ly, of Muncy, died at the residence of Mrs. Mary Ellis, about half past 12 o'clock, on Monday, the 7lh inst. He came to Wil liamsport to attend the session of the Con ference, of which he was a member, ai:d had been ill since Friday previous to his death. Mr. McE. was a circuit preacher from 1829 to 1839, when he was placed upon the superannuated list. Ilis age was about 60 years.— Willmuport Gazette. CHARI.ES D. HINCLINI, Esq., editor of the Pennsylvania State Sentinel , at Harrisburg,has been appointed, by Governor Packer, Su perintendent of Public Printing, in place of O. Barret, Esq., of the Union, the Gover nor's old friend and partner in business, who has held the office for the past year.— Mr. Hineline's appointment was unanimous ly confirmed by the Senate on the 4th inst. A New York Sell. \ A gentleman who came passenger by ' one of the steamers yesterday furnishes us with the followingOn Saturday last, just | before the steamer loft New York, for this port, our Iriend S ,of Rhode Island, who was bound to Montgomery, Ala., was met by a well dressed man on board one of j the steamers, who, after learning his desti nation, said his name was B. O Austin, and remarked that he was a merchant doing business just below Montgomery, Ala., whil(ter he was now about returning by the same steamer, having been on to New York to buy goods, which were on board. Our friends congratulated themselves, that they had found so good company, and thought they should have a good time. After a little familiar conversation, Mr. Austin said he must have some cigars to smoke on the way, and invited S to take a walk just up in Washington street, where he would find the article he wanted. After turning the corner into Washington 6treet, they met an acquaintance of Mr. Austin, who was introduced to our friend, James M. Davidson, a wholesale merchant in that city. Said Austin, I was just going up to your office to settle that bill; did you see to sending my trunk down to the steamer? Yes, said Davidson, I sent it by the express over 20 minutes ago ; did you not get it 1 No. Well it must be there very soon. Now about that bill, said Austin; lamin a good deal of a hurry. So saying he handed D. a 8200 bill, and showed more of the same sort in his pockelbook. Said Davidson, I cannot change it here, but will do it at my office. Austin, replied that he was in great haste, as the steamer would soon be off; and turning to our friend S ,asked if he could not change it. No I cannot, said S., 1 have not so much money with me. How much have you t said Austin. About 860, said S . Now if you will let me have 860 I will hand it back immediately on our return to the steamer. Well said S what I have is in gold, and I should not like to let it go without gold in return. All right, said Austin, I will replace it with gold as soon as 1 get to my trunk on the steamer. With this understanding our friend S let Austin have 860, with which Austin paid Mr. Davidson, and bid ding him good day, the two friends started on their return to the steamer. On their way, said Austin, I want to call in here a moment, and will be very much obliged if you just step on and see about my trunk, that it is attended to; it is marked 'B O. Aus tin.' Our friend S readily consented, and came to the steamer, looked on the wharf, in the carts, and in the baggage room, but saw no trunk, nor has he yet seen his particular friend, Mr. Austin. He said, as he narrated the occurrence, "I am almost ashamed to tell it, gentlemen, as it will only show what a consummate fool I was-"—Sa vannah Republican, 15th. THERE is at present a petition afloat some where to re-annex the counties of Union, Snyder, Columbia and Montour to North umberland county. This no doubt is a capi tal idea, as the above named counties be ingthe offspring of Northumberland county, no uncongeniality would arise by the re-an nexation ; and it would also do away with the pesky filibusters who nearly plague the life out of their mother. We hardly know however how to dispose of the Public Buildings in the different counties, in such a manner as to devote them to useful purposes. The Petition pro vides for the one at Lewisburg in the fol lowing manner: "The Court House at Lewisburg might be used as a Temple for the dispersed Mor mons, who controlled the political destinies of that county several years since."—Mil lonian. HORRIBLE MASSACRE.— The Rev. Mr. Kilf man, a Methodist missionary who had been preaching for the Indians of Oregon since 1838 was murdered with his family, not long since under singular and appalling cir cumstance. The small-pox having broke out among the savages while the missiona ry's family were not attacked, the former thought that the pestilence had been intro duced by the whites with the intention of exterminating the red race. Acting upon this horrible suspicion, their next step was revenge. A bold cliiel was selected for the deed, who stole into the chamber of the sleeping family, and hurried his tomahawk in the brain of the missionary and that of his wife, and then other Indians rushed in and the helpless children, male and female employees, were butchered, the house ra zed to the ground, fences destroyed, and ev ery vestage of a once happy home disap peared. THE RAILROAD. —The contracts on the Sunbury & Erie Railroad, extending from Williamsport to the mouth of the Sinnema honing, will be completed before the Ist of July next. The large bridge across the Long Reach, at Linden, is finished and ready for the rails. It is a seven span bridge, or about twelve hundred feet in length. The river bridge at Queen's Run will also be completed in abouttwo months —it is a six span bridge. It is supposed that by the first of June the people of Lock Haven will De within hourly communica tion with the citizens of Williamsport, and the "iron horse," as he hastens past the doomed village of Jersey Shore, will snort defiance at the non-progressive spirit of our community.— Jersey Shore Republican. A NARROW ESCAPE. —The mail train on the Northern Central Railroad, bound for Williamsport, had a very narrow escape on Tuesday. A large rock became detached from the mountains, on account of the rains, and was lodged upor. the track, in the negh borhood of "Red Hill." Fortunately it was observed by a small boy, who gave the alarm in time to check the cars and prevent a serious accident. A good boy, that, and he should be rewarded— Harrisburg Union. WE WOULD again remind our readers of the approaching election that will be held in the several townships of this connty on Fri day next. In a few townships much interest is being manifest. The Charges of Corruptiou against the Sa-i tional Administration. Whatever else may bo said of the Oppo sition to the Democracy it will not be de nied that they are fruitful in expedients.— They have a new front for every occasion. When the public mind is diseased upon any particular question when reason is de throned and passion and prejurfice rule su preme, then the Opposition shout for prin ciple, assume the garb of martyrs for truth, and petition the people for their votes on high grounds. The whole Ami Slavery | movement of the Opposition can be covered by this view of the motives which influenc ed them. The same can with truth be said of the position assumed by the Opposition with reference to the Bank question, the dis tribution of the Public Lands, and all other leading, prominent measures on which they antagonized tne Democratic parly. They must find some ground on which to fight the Democratic element of tlio Nation, and hence they seize hold of the prevailing bias of public sentiment, and leading it etill fur ther astray from the path of reason and jus tice by artful suggestions and the exhibition of but a fey of the facts in each particular case. But in every instance where there really was principle at stake to be contended for the Democracy of the country appealed to the intelligence of the masses, and gained a decided victory. The Opposition where unhorsed, and the contest ended so far as principle were concerned. Then, however, came the expediency dodge. When no longer able to find a reasonable objection to the measures and policy of a Democratic Administration,tliey resort to the ready made charge of corruption, and appeal to the fer- ' tile brains of hired defamers to coin false charges, and send them broadcast over the land. This has been the course pursued by the Opposition with reference to the ad ministration of James Buchanan. They tried their metal on the measures and policy of his administration, and failed in a most signal and significant manner. His foreign policy elicited the commendation of the whole Conservative portion of the Ameri can people. The measures resorted to in order to bring into subjection the rebellions Mormons, were endorsed by an almost ttnani mous public sentiment,while all olherprom ineut acts and suggestinnsofthe National Ad ministration were responded to in a like man ner by the patriotic heart of the nation The ! charges of corruption,too,have been dtsprov j en,but still they reiterated as if mere repeti- I tionof a falsehood could make it more worthy of belief. But this is no new feature in the ! history of Democratic administrations. Gen Jackson was the object of most unqualified [ abuse from the Opposition party, and the I charges of corruption against his administra tion were even more boldly and audaciously i persisted in than those now urged against | that of Mr. Buchanan. Asa sample of these j charges, read the following from the Nation j al Journal, printed in Washington in !830. J That paper thus speaks ol the administra i tioti of Gen Jackson : "The foregoing incomplete list shows that Gen. Jackson, has appointed to public offi ces forty-nine persons connected with the press. On its being viewed in connexior with the public accounts, the following facts xvii! appear: "The annual amount of public money paid to four only of the editors, &c , thus re warded, which four were among the con ductors of a single paper, is upwards of TEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, viz : $2OOO to N. Green, $2,000 to A. Dnnlap, $1 400 to D. Henshaw, and $2,126 26 to T. Dexter.— all concerned in the Boston Statesman, the leading paper in favor of General Jackson in the State of Massachusetts. "To nine of those editors, &c., the annual amount of public money paid is about TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, viz: $3,000 to Isaac Hill, $3,000 to Kendall, 63.391 34 to Wagner, $3 000 to Nodh, $2,264 40 to Carr, and to N Green, Duulap, Henshaw and Dexter the respective sums already stated. "To Twenty one of those editors, &c., the annual amount of public money paid is up wards of FORTV ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, VIZ: #3,000 to Nites #1,698 83 to Danforth, SI ,686 85 to Dauby, $1 500 to Meehar., $1,400 to Hunter, $1,317 97 to Dawson, $1233 50 to Green leaf,sl,lso tojohnston,# 1,000 lo Rives, $l,OOO lo Fulton, $l,OOO to Bull, $l,OOO to Handy, and to N. Green, Dunlap. Hen shaw, Dexter, I. Hill,Kendall,Wagner, Noah and Carr, the respective sums already stat ed." From this article it will be seen that the Opposition, after vainly attempting to defeat the measures and policy of Gen. Jackson's administration, fell back upon such charges as are made in the article from the National Journal, which are here quoted. The coun try has accepted and endorsed every prom inent measure of Mr. Buchanan's adminis tration, just as they did those of the old He ro of the Hermitage. Now the Opposition makes charges of corruption against Mr. Ruchanan, as they did against General Jack son. But the result will be the same. The Nation repudiated the men who thus resort ed to vile and unworthy means to injure the Chief Magistrate of the Republic, and tarn ish the reputation of its ruler for honesty and fair dealing in 1830, and they will do so now in the case of Mr. Buchanan. This trick of the Opposition is not new. It has been tried before and failed, and it will fail now. The Nation has full confidence in the administration ol James Buchanan, and that confidence cannot be shaken by the base designs of corrupt and designing politic ians.—Penmy/vanian. A lady, very modestly and submissive before marriage, was observed to use her tongue pretty freely after. 'There was a time when I almost imagined she had none.' "Yes," said her husband, "but it is a long time since." THE Court of Oyer and Terminer, and Quarter Sessions, for Berks county, met on Monday, the 7th inst, at lOo'clock, the time fixed by the Court in January Sessions last, for the trial of Mahlon Pott charged with the murder of David Drumheller, at a frolic held at Ratz's tavern, in Earl township, Se ptember 18th, 1858. I FIENDISH OUTRACE. —On Friday last, a ! man named Thomas Heitel, well known in Rerkaand Lehigh counties, a pedler offrtiil ! ires' l , entered the dwelling-house of a re- I spectable farmer in Centre townsh p, Berka ; county, and in the absence of the rest of ; the family, violated the a little girl, fifteen yeara of age. The outrage is the more aggravated, from the fact that the victim is afflicted with mentnl imbecility. Heitel left the house unperceived, but was I pursued, and traced to a hotel in this city, ! where he loged during Friday night. Early , Saturday morning, however, he made his escape, and has thus far eluded his pur>n ers. A reward ol $25 is offered for his arrest. He is described as a man about 25 years of age, with black hair and whiskers. Heitel has a wife and several children, and resides in Wesnerville, Albany township, | Berks county.— Rending Gazette. | KILLED IN A FIUHT —A man named Bix | ler was killed, on Thursday of last week,by j Jacob Spotts. The parties live in the neigh j borhood of Morgantown, Berks county, I near the Chester county line. Borne lime j previously, they had a fight, in which | Spoil# came off second best, and, being [ dissatisfied, propsed to Bixler, to have a boxing match. They immediately got to lighting, and Spotts was knocked down sev ! eral times During the fight, Spotts picked J up a stone, and, unperceived by Bixler, I struck him a blow which fractured his skull. | Before Bixler's death Spotts was arrested and j bound over, but since he died has left the j neighborhood, or at lead cannot be found.. | Cornelius Uxler, who was with the parties, ; has been arrested, and committed to the i Berks County Prison. They had been drink | ing— Gazette and dJemoet at. I A HOAX. —AII the people of Muhlletown, | Counecticul, go to bed at ten o'clock. In ; consequence of this virtuous habit, ev ery body was abed last Tuesday night a | week, when some sky-larking young men j "touched off" a tar-barrel, " just for the | fun of the thing " People thought there j was fire, and people got up, ai d the Conft , tution is grieved that people should be awak ened, for nothing at such a late hour. New Hampshire Election. —The State elec tion in New Hampshire, took place on Tues day, the Ith inst. The whole Republican ticket is elected, including'Jthe tbree [Cora gressmen, as follows : Governor, Icluibod Godwin; Railroad Commissioner, Adams Tirtoppel ; Congress, Ist District, Gilman | Marston ; 2d D-strict, Mason W. Tappan 3d district, Thomas M. Edwards. Spawn is now at hand, and with it comes the hurry and bustle of business, and every j body is examining the columns ol the news- I paper to see who have passed safely i through the late financial crisis, who are j "smashed" and who are not. Now is the j time to advertise. Of all investments that j made in printer's ink pays the best, says J some of our most successful business men. I Girard, Rolhchilds, Aslor, Lawrence and ! others. * I , .., , IN THE last Mining Record we see announ ced the death of MAJOR LBSIO of Pottsville, who was a soldier of the war of 1812. HE was a good citizen of Pottsville, and his loss will be deeply deplored. He was proprie tor of the American House up to the time of his death. He was buried on last Situr • day by the honors of Masonry, of which or der he was a worthy member. A NEWI.V appointed constable at Rhoehes ter, Michigan, a few days ago, undertook to turn a man out of court, who, he thought, was interrupting the proceedings. The gentleman quietly withdrew, and the eon | stable soon viler was informed that he had | turned out the Sheriff. j Han J. Gtancy Jones Received at the Court of Austria. — Private advices by the steamer I Jura, which arrived at New-York on Mon- I day, state that the Hon. J. Glancy Jones ! was received at the Court of Vienna on the | Isth ult., as United States Minister. j "Glass pud in — glass ptnl in," shouted a Polish glazer in one of our side streets. "No, thank you," replied a passer by "I'm not fond of "glass pudding," it's very apt to give one "panes" in the stomach." TELEGRAPH STRUCK BV. LIGHTNING.—Du ring the storm on Monday night last, the lightning struck the wires of the telegraph at Sunbury. It ran along the wires some distance, and entered the office, striking the operator, and slightly injuring him in, the hand. HON. EDWIN M. STANTON, of Pittsburgh,, now resident of Washington city, will be the leading Counsel for Mr. SICKLES. He is a very able member of the bar. A resolution unbroken is as hard as gold. marrhedT On the 12th inst., by the Eyer, Mr. JAMES MCALLANBNY, of Plymouth, Luzerne county, Pa, and Mis ANNA MAT LONOEBKRGEB, ol Main twp., Col. Co. Pa. In Espy, Columbia county, on the even ing of the Bth inst., by the Rev. D. J. Wad- - ler, Capt. J. W. DIETTERICH, of the Borough of Berwick, to Mrs. ELIZABETH MILLARD, of the first named place. DIED. In Catfawissa, on the BLB inst., FNTI.ip- OVER, aged 42 years and 9 days. I His disease was Consumption, wEjch for nearly a year, had disabled him FAHHE ac tive duties of life ; although brrtjlPfrw days before he died his spirits AEEMI' igly were renewed, and he thoughtlfelFnuld recover ; but his friends seen torn plainly that death was soon to claim HIM as its victim. When he was told of hisaitifttion andthat he would soon be no more, "come welcome death, thou hast stTsTing for me." He be lieved in Chflkt as the Savior of all thoso who would "come onto Him in faith believ- / ing." pis last words were, "not my will/ be done, but thine, oh God. —COMMUNICATED/