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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
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."
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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-
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
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.,
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
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
Irvin 11. Torrence, Sec. of Penn. Bible Soc.
North Baltimore—J. S. M'Murray and oth
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
"To Twenty one of those editors, &c., the
annual amount of public money paid is up
#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
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
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."
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.
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.
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/

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