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121 D0!BIDMIiB '-It 53 THE RAFTSUAI'S JflffRIAL CLKARFIKLD, PA., Wednesday, November 15, 1854. TO OUR PATRONS. When the Journal was first established the subscription was fixed at the lowest possible sum for which the paper could be printed, and enable it to sustain itself, but the subsequent increase in the price of printing materials, la bor, and provisions, has rendered it absolute ly necessary to alter the terms from $1,00 to $150 per annum, in advance. This change has been made by the owners with regret, but, justice to the paper and to themselves required it. They never expected or desired to realize any profit from the mon ey they so freely and liberally invested, but only intended that the japcr should sustain itself. To do this, at the present high price of paper and every thing else used in the bu finess, would be impossible at the old rate of subscription. "We hope, therefore, our friends will see the necessity of the change, and co operate with ns to sustain the paper,and make it a good, interesting, and neat family journal. Those who have already subscribed, will of course, continue to receive their papers until the close of their term, after which they will be charged $1,50 in advance, or two dollars within the rear. PROBABLE WAR WITH FRANCE. Mr. Soule, Minister of the United States at the Court of Madrid, has been expelled from France, in such a maimer as to leave no doubt of the intention to insult this Republic. The reasons assigned by the French Minister to Mr.aIason were as follows : First The treatment of Mr. Dillon. French Consul in California. Second The letter of Mr. Sanders t the French eople. Third Cuba. The news produced the most inuii.se excite ment among the Americans in London, who without regard to party, expressed their in dignation. If this state of affairs is true, it at once be comes the duty of our Government to demand satisfaction for the outrage ; which will doubt less be the beginning of a war with our an cient ally. Louis Najioleon has got decid edly too big for his breeches, and wc doubt not Brother Jonathan will have to give them a rip down the back with his jack-knife. THE RECENT ELECTIONS. .. The returns from New York arc contradic tory and nucertain. The contest is close be tween Seymour, Soft Shell Democrat, and Clark Whig. The latest footing up places Clark 300 ahead, with about 20,000 votes nn heard from. Of the 33 Congressmen elected, 25 arc Whigs, 4 Democrats, 2 Know Nothings, and 2 Anti-Nebraska Democrats. The Legis lature is largely Whig, there being 78 Whigs 32 Democrats, and 3 Temperance men. The Legislature in Xew Jersey is also Whig. 2i Whigs, 20 Democrats 4 Natives, 2 Temperance, and 7 Anti-Monopoly Demo crats. T . . ... in .uicnigan ten counties sow a gain over Scotts vote of 7,100 for Bingham, who, to gether with the whole independent ticket is elected. The result is Ant i-Xebraska 'every where. The ticket is triumphant by a majori ty of thousands over the whole State. Poor Frankey Pierce! He'll hae to call on Mother Partington for a 'suck,' and appro priate the balance of the ten millions for 'mo lasses candy.' "Don't cry, Frankey dear, the ugly brutes don't appreciate vou. You shall go back to Concord, that's a baby!" TITE RAILROAD AGAIN. . If those capitalists and monied men who have been making such loud professions, and doing such a vast amount of 'wind work,' de sire to see our Railroad project prove success ful, it is time they did something in good earn est. This miserable drag-along, shilly-shally, hold-back, bragadocia policy of calling meet ings, and neglecting to attend them, is only a draw-back on the enterprise, and will do more to kill it than the strongest efforts of its most bitter enemies. The Report of the Engineer ought, long ago, to have been circulated throughout the whole country, and a temporary organization effec ted in order to procure the payment of a suf ficient amouut of stock to obtain the Letters . Patent. A committee of its friends, ought to have ere this, visited Philadelphia, and open ed the books to receive subscriptions. $500 000 will grade the road, and that completed, the Penna. Railroad Company will be glad of the opportunity to stock it. Let the friends of the enterprise, then, go to work heart and hand, in such a manner that something can be accomplished. We have had tall enough, it is time now to act. If we want a road we must laobr. Providence has never yet been known to construct a road and stock it for the accommodation of any portion of his universe, and if he were asked to do it for Clearfield, we very much fear, he would hare to get the map first, to find out in what part of his dominions we were located. , MASSACHUSETTS ELECTION. We hare news by last night's mail, from Boston, that the Know Nothings are sweeping the City. It is expected that they will elect 41 Representatives, and 6 Senators from Bos ton. The State, it is beliered will go in the same manner. I tiiiat nv mnv Since the trial of Dr. Beale, in Philadelphia for an alleged outrage on the person of Miss Mudge, while she was under the influence of ether, in which the jury returned a verdict of guilty, and recommended him to mercy, the pub lic journals throughout the country have been discussing the subject of Jury trials, and al most unanimously condemn the verdict in question. It was, to say the least, singularly inconsistant. If Dr. Beale was guilty of com mitting a most gross outrage on the person of a young lady to whom he, had administered ether for the purpose of extracting a tooth, it was one of the most heinous and dreadful crimes in the catalogue, and where, in the name of lawand justice,were there any grounds upon which to recommend him to mercy ? But the secret is easily explained, when we know that the jury were drunk. On the mo tion for a new trial, it was conclusively shown, that they had liquor in their room, that they behaved in a most boisterous and disreputable manner, that they got up a sort of menagerie by imitating lions, tigers, and jack-asses, that they sung loud,obscene,and absurd songs,such as '-The Landlady of France," and "We won't go home till morning," all plainly evincing their utter unfitness to discharge the duty committed to them by the Court. Yet, notwithstanding this scandalous con duct, and the utter absurdity of their verdict, there are not wanting those among the con ductors of country journals who set themselves up as their especial defenders, and publish whole columns of legal lore to demonstrate that their verdict is correct, and that by at tacking it we will "pave the way for the over throw of that time honored usage trial by jury:-' If it is the duty of the press to denounce "public wrongs," and to correct public evils, then we know of nothing more deserving their withering denunciation than the polution of the jury room with liquor, and if anything can destroy this '-'great bulwork of our liberties," if any thing can lay it open to the encroach ments of every secies of corruption, it is by perverting the judgment and exciting the brain with the potations of the cup. The con duct of this jury was most outrageous, even in an ordinary case, but while deliberating on one of the most important trials ever brought before a court, and hesitating whether or not to send a husband and father for years to a gloomy cell, it was damnable. The man that 1 could attempt its apology must have a brazen cheek, and the very efloit proves his indiffer ence to the purity of the Jury 1kx, and the sanctity of this mode of trial, the great privi lege of freemen. A BANK IN CLEARFIELD. liunns tne late contest tne most serious argument used by the Locofocos was, that if Judge Pollock should be elected, banks and pajK-r currency would be increased.- Bigler's election was urged because he was opposed to chartering new banks. There is at the present time a notice in our paper, that a Bank will be applied for during this winter, by the persons whose names are at tached, to le located in Clearfield. The sign era are all Locofocos but two, and some ol them the very men wno used the above argument ! Now that Pollock is elected, we have a curi osity to see whether they will have the cool effrontery to ask his sanction to the establish ment of a bank in Clearfield. Wedon tcarc a straw whether there is a bank or not, as far as wc are concerned indi vidually, and if it can )c satisfactoiily shown that it would prove an advantage to the com munity, we will do all we can to procure its establishment. But, from the principal mov eas in the scheme, we doubt very much wL eth er it would not dwindle down into a misera ble shave-shop, and prove a curse to the coun ty. We have observed, during our short life that banks in country towns, so far from ad ding to the prosperity of the community, only serve to put money into the pockets of a few of the managers, at the expense of the mass of the people. Their effect is to awaken a spirit of speculation, which must always re sult disastrously to the whole community .- Witness Lewistown and Hollidaysburg, both, a short time ago, bankrupt in consequence of these "delightful institutions." The failure of the Lewistown Bank, not only effected the whole community to the extent of the notes in their possession, but caused a general"blow up" among their principal business men, which was felt by every citizen of their own and the adjoining counties. If we desire these results, then let us have a bank in Clearfield. But if we wish to pre serve; not only our credit, but our property, if we desire to see our business continue on a sure foundation, and to promote the gen eral prosperity, then let usjtewarc of a bank. These are our first impressions, hastily thrown out, but if, as we said before, it can be shown that a Bank will prove of general utility, and be an advantage to our people, we will at once relinquish our objections, and do all in ou.- power to secure its establishment. We are open to conviction. THE TURNPIKE. Wc are glad to see that the Managers have at last done something towards repairing the "turnpike" between this and Ciirwensville. We have no doubt our friends in the upper end of the county will be delighted to learn that the "Mississippi sn.gs'r haTe been remor- ed from the Narrows, and that they can now journey as far, at least, as the New Bridge, in comparative safty. The hill this side of that, however, will require the exercise of all their caution, and if they succeed in getting safely over it when the snow and ice come, they may thank their own lucky stars, and not the Managers of the Turnpike. It is, indeed, sin gular that they should leare that hill in such a condition, and we shall be agreeably surpris ed if we do not hear, before next spring, of some poor trareller being precipitated into the rirer. Come, gentlemen a little attention to Hoyt's hill, and we'll cry quits. THE NEWS. The War. Sebastopol is still in the possession of the Russsans. The latest advices show that twen ty days elapsed between the departure of the besieging armies from Balaklava, and their opening fire upon Sebastopol. Both the French and English had their batteries ready on the 15th. On thelth fire was opened on the place from land and sea. The bombardment continued till night. The Russians lost GOO killed and wounded. Admiral KornilerT was killed. The Russian fortifications suffered very little. Russian dispatches say that the garrison make frequent sorties. When the mail left Constantinople on the Kith, five steamers had arrived at Balaklava with men wounded in repelling a great sortie of 20,000 strong. Generals Ragian and Canrobert had formally summoned Sebastopol to surrender, and required woman and childern and sick to be sent away, and flags to be hoisted upon the hospitals. On the evening of the 5th, a con voy of 4,000 Russians succeeded in entering Sebastopol. The city does not appear to be yet surrounded, but only on two sides. The Allies now number 110,00, and 8,000 addi tional French were rcadv to embark from Mar seilles on the 21st, and 8000 Turks from Var na. Letters of the 12th say that the nature of the ground a foot of earth on solid rock ren ders scientific approaches impossible; that the allies have, however, 300 guns battery, and af- terafewdays fire will attempt to storm the garrison, which is estimated at 40,000 men, with plenty of ammunition and supplies. It is supposed that although the allies should carry the town, the Russians can make a pro tracted resistance in Fort Constantine. It is true that the Russians have sunk eight ships across the channel, which is 700 yards wide, and line-of-battle ships, anchored close to the shore, complete the barricade. Altogether the prospect of the speedy fall of Sebastopol is not so favorable to the allies, but neverthe less intelligence of the victory is expected by the people in England and France from hour to hour. Admiral Machimoff who comman ded at Sinope, is commandant of Sebastopol. lie has published an address, saying that he will defend it to the last, and any one is wel come to shoot him if he don't. Advices from Constantinople, of the 13th, s;iy that the Rus sians bad retaken Eupatoria, and that the En glish garrison of -VtO men had retired with the loss of one gun. This is denied in the English papers. From Austria. Athurs look black between Russia and Aus tria. A great council of war was held at Vi enna. I he Jbmneror presided, and Baron Hess was present.. It is reported that Austria sum- - i mons Russia to withdraw from the frontier of Gallicia. The whole Austrian army was to be put on a war footing on the 20th. The garri son of Vienna has orders to be ready for march at forty-eight hours notice. Russia, meantime, continues to menace Austria. The Czar has gone to Warsaw. His eldest son takes com mand of the Guards. Gen. Kudiger com mands the Grenadiers, ami Prince Pashkie- witchCanimandcr-in-Chief of the army of the West. All are concentrating on the Austrian frontier. Little doubts are entertained at Vi enna that, ere long, there will actual hos tilities. From England. The British fleet is to leave the Baltic about the end of November, returning in squadrons to Portsmouth, Sheerness, Plymouth and Cork Five floating batteri es and twenty gun boats, drawing four feet water each, are building in England for spring operation. Another Polar Expedition is to be sent, next spring, to bring I home the remains of Sir John Franklin's par- J ty. Dr. Rae will have the command. A gal- I Collapsing he rotten banks all round the coun vanic apparatus was being constructed at New- I try- Steer clearof Western bogus and wildcat bills, Castle-on-Tyne to blow up the ships sunk off! Sebastopol. The amount of the national sub- I scription of relief of the sick and wounded in I the Crimea, now exceeds A6,0t0 sterling. A regiment of women has Iteen organized, as nurses, and are to be immediately sent to the hospitals at Scutari. From Beseret. News from Great Salt Lake City, relative to the command sent out there under Col. Step- toe, up to the 30th September, have been re ceived. The troops arrived in the valley on the last day of August, and proceeded imme diately to Tule valley, south of the lake, where disposition was made of the Quartermaster's horses and mules, one company of dragoons being detailed to remain near Tule city. The remaindei of the command was going into bar racks in Salt Lake City. The command, as a general thing, has been well received by the Mormons. A great jeal ousy, however, seems to exist towards the offi cers respecting the wives, daughters and con cubines of the Saints. A few days after the arrival of the troops, the people were advised I and commanded in the Deseret News, the or- gan of Governor Young, not to allow their fa- mules to associate with the strangers. The following Sunday, Orson Hyde called upon the congregation assembled in the Tabernacle to "raise the price of grain" on the strangers, to which the congregation replied "Amen." In consequence of this move, all the horses I that can be spared will be sent out to graze in stead of being stable fed. There is very little money in circulation in Salt Lake City. The heavy tithes and the failure of some crops, have exhausted the re- sources'of the people, and the only coin in the I country is in the hands . of the Gentile mcr- l . 1 lL -1 .1 t a. 1 1 I m. . cnauis aim me eiuers oi me cnurcn. 1 nis last summer many families had seceded from the church and gone into the States. The system of concubinage has become repulsive t,n tnfinT wbfi tnpw Tinthincr fha c.'Twir... 1 ; .. I j .. 0 j.wuua, in8titution' when they left their homes. As there is no limit to the President's wives, and as he is building a new and magnificent harem, no beautiful young woman is safe from his glances, so devoted is the Prophet Governor to "raise up a pure and perfect generation to the Lord." $rnril 3hts. Sharp the "Flea Bite." Out of date our white hat. .4 woman's ballot box the cradle. Plenty "shooting matches," and fat turkeys. In town the 'pizerinctutns.' Who wants to join? Loir the ink-keg. and the contents of our pock et book. High the price of floor, and our devil's stand ing collar. Troublesome the Indians in Tesas, and the diarrhoea About the deer hunters from Philadelphia and other places. Ijoeofocoism the small end of nothing, whittled down to a point. Ik totrn the cha with the bellows head piece. lie's a ' hull team." Qhrap potatoes in Western Indiana. Only 23 cents per bushel. Common bank failures in Indiana, and empty pocket-blooks in Clearfield. "Will soon be cut to atom Romanism in Ameri ca, by Jonathan's jack-knife. Coming tip our list of subscribers. Sound on the Goose question. G lang John. Some pnmplitts the little man with the Shang hai hat. The butchering business must pay. On our tafJe the '-School Journal" for Novem- ber. It is full of interesting matter. Badly "pied"1 politics in New York, and the matter" on our standing galley. Aiiti-2?ebraxla. The official majority in Indiana, in all but three counties, is 12.623. Over the elections for this month. Massachu setts brought up the rear' on Tuesday last. Our thanls to the young lady who gave us the big apple.' May she soon get a husband Recommenced the Oyster war in Maryland. Po- komokeand Xantikoke are in arms! Big- rafts those spoken of by Victor Hugo, in the article on our first page, entitled 'Monster Rafts. To married in it. Never flatter, caress or scold your wile oetore otner people, especially srrangers. Rith that '"petticoat" discussion up street the other night. Let her flicker, ladies, she's all flannel . Scarce kindling materials. Wbat subscriber will bring us a load of 'pitch pine? Don t all speatc at once. Ready for needing our sidewalks. They are ploughed deep enough to produce a fino crop. Root hog, or die." Tight the money market, and the fellow who was tryi ng to lay out a worm fence on the board walk vesterdav. Rallied the price the Jrffersnman to l.."0 in ad- vonce. 1 here are more papers that win nave to do likewise, or go down Delightful honfymoon . A man has been ar raigned in Detroit for whipping his wife the see ond day after marriage. Coming Jack Frost, and sleigh-rides with the "vidders." Squashes, pumpkins, and molssses- enndy, wont we be '" " then ? Wholexnle. As faras heard from (seven districts.) all the Congressmen elected in Illinois are Anti Nebraska men. Alas! poor Douglass ! The. Saturday Evening jWail edited lv G. U Graham, comes to us in a new form, and much ira proved. It is an excellent family newspaper. Up in the figures our terms. Couldn't help it Empty flour-barrel, empty ink keg, empty paste- cup, empty coal house, and empty purse! Unuouular Soule. our minister to Spain. The Spaniards are clamoring loudly forhis recall. Such a hot-headed bully ought never to have been sent Cold the weather, and our office. If Joseph don't want a 'dig in the ribs,' he'd better come and putthose boards up. We're getting sort a 'snappish.' Good Sentiment. People go according to their brains. If these lie in their head they study; if in tne stomach, they eat ; if in theirhecls, they dance. an(l a'1 sorts of shin plasters. Squally times Repealed the usury laws of Great Britian. We think it wouldn't be a bad idea for I'ennsyvaniato follow the example. Our present system is a nui sance and a curse. Can't quit the Locofoco papers blackguarding the "Know Nothings." We hope they'll keep it up till the next election. Go it boys. Wallop them like blazes Unsuccessful the young lady who was trying to catch a husband the other night, and only succeed- ed in 'catching' a bad cold. Tr3 it again, my dear, better luck next time. Badly licked' the Locofocos in Ohio. The v car ried only five counties in the State. They are ef fectually skinned, slaughtered, dead, and buried emphatically "used up." Getting customary to send gold dollars, instead of cakes, with wedding notices. Shouldn't wonder if gome of our young friends would take the hint. Send them on, we're "strapped." Ra ftsman' Journal one of the most interest ing and spiey papers in the State. Flea Bite. Thank you. Fleas are scarce in this region nothing but -bed-bugs.' or we would 'bite' in return. Xet Restaurant. Charles Greaff has opened a new restaurant in the basement of Hemphill's Ho- I. where all lovers if good oysters, sardines, etc will be cheerfully accommodated. Give him a call, Rnssia belli nil. If the Czar could walk into Turlcj as we did at dinner last Sunday, poor Omar Pacba would find himself in an ugly predicament. He'd be where Jonah was when he swallowed the whale. Ki'fl the efforts of some of our friends to pro cure us new subscribers, at our increased rates. We are glad the movement is properly understood. The price was entirely too low in the first place We ean now afford to labor. Fancy the new '-harness" of our friend "every time." O lad to see. he's prospering since the fa- rorable result of the election. He deserves it for his brilliant speech in the wagon coming down from Curwensrille. He's a sound egg "about this time of year." Withdrawn from the church Adjutant General Geo- W. Bowman, editor of the Bedford Gazette, aud Locofoco gag-pipe. We hare no doubt the m. , - . i ... . i . i - ... Meuw" irienus win manic me toru lor aeliver- ing them of such a mass of moral putrefaction, - . ... ,. , , , . ... xgoiii an art,cl ,n Demoeratte Paper," headed -The Conviction of Dr. Beale." Its editors must have been studying law lately. We recommend it, for perusal, to the District Attcrnev. ITEMARIAIT. " ' Make few promises. . r Live up to your engagements. . . The best punishment is kindness. ' The Mormons are said to number 150,- 000 in England and this country. The Chief Justice of Victoria, Australia comes out strong for the Maine Liquor Law. Byron says the truest way to pro nounce Polish names, is to sneefce three times, and say ski. An iron theatre, ninety feet by forty, to be transiortcd to Australia, is being built in Manchester, England. The venerable widow ot Alexander Hamilton, now 06 years of age, -is said to be dangerously ill in Washington. The whipping-post is still inuseinCov- ington, Ky. Lawrence Hunt was publicly whip ped in that place last week for stealing caps. It apj tears from a Paris correspondent-' "that Martin Van Buren is really writing his life, having already written enough to make several goodly chapters." Aristotle, on being censured for be stowing alms on a bad man, made the follow ing noble reply : "I did not give it to the man, I gave it to humanity." Among the passengers by the Africa, from Liverpool, were the wife and daughter of the Rev. Dr. Jonas King, the well known Missionary at Athens, Greece. A Bear, having a chain around his neck, and supposed to have escaped fiom some mena girie, was captured last Tuesday, in the woods between Frankford and Bustleton. It is stated that Worcester has in prep- a ration anew unabridged dictionary, which will contain upwards of ten thousand word not to be found in any other work of the kind. The homely phraze, 'Root, hog or die,' is now tendered as follows Penetrate tht. soul, my porcine friend, or early expect an obituary notice on your untimely demise. A man's own conscience is his sole tri bunal, and he should care no mote for that phantom 'opinion,' than he should fear meet ing a ghost if he crossed the church-yard at dark. The King of Prussia has ordered a mar ble tablet, with golden letters, to be raised over the spot where the first soldier fell in the revo lution of 1848. This insulting proceeding caused acommotion,and several persons were arrested. The editor of the Morning Advocate of Racine, Wis., says he has "been requested to call attention to the dangerous and reprehen sible practice which is at present so uncere moniously indulged in by the boys of all ages, of shootting quails in the streetsof that city!" 'I beheld,' says Mr. Eton, in his 'Sur vey of the Turkish Empire,- 'the expulsion of 75,000 Greek Christians from the Crimea by the Russians, nearly the whole of whom, ex hausted by fatigue, worn out by hunger and privation, erished on the barren steppe for merly inhabited by the Nogay Tartars.' Gen. Cass, in a recent speech at Chica go, said "the right to forbid slavery, concedes the right of government to establish it." Then we suppose the right to forbid murder, robbery, arson and other crimes concede the right to csablish them, by authority of law. Poor logic that for the veteran of Michigan! in ui i iic Aw ion iMiUe rnsons A. I . . mere were recently i.i'Z men convicted of crimes, and sentenced to various periods of imprisonment as a punishment. Among these there are 571 who use tobacco; 559 are in the habit of profane swearing ; 391 were without any employment when arrested ; and G09 used strong drink habitually A desperate and bloody affray occurred on board the steamer City of Richmond, on her last trip from Philadelphia to Norfolk. Cause a body of United States seamen, got drunk, uproarious, and finally pugnacious. Result one man was almost cut to pieces and his antagonist secured. The wounded man was not expected to survive. There are about 3000 Negroes entitled to vote in New York city under the provision of the State Constitution, which requires a colored man to have been three years a citi zen, and possessed of freehold estate of the value of $250 over and above all debts and incumbcrances charged thereon, and upon which a tax shall have been paid. In Washington on Sunday evening, a parry of disorderly iersons were arrested by the police and guards, and taken to the guard house. The wife of one of the party came to the Captain of the Guard, and paid the fine and costs for one man, not her husband, and let her spouse remain the entire night in the cell and go to the farm in the mornin. We learn that the "National Cadets," of Shippensburg, and the "National Guard," of Newville, are making arrangements to be in attendance at the inauguration of Govenor Pollock. The first named company will beac companied by the V alley Sax Band. " The indications are, that the military display on inauguration day will exceed anything of the kind ever witnessed in Harrisburg. If you don't want to fall in love, keep away from calico. You can no more play with girls without losing your heart, than you can at roulette without losing your money. As Dobbs rery justly observes, the heartstrings of a woman like the tendrils of a Tine are al ways reaching out after" more to cling to. The consequence is, before you are going, you are gone like a one-legged store at a street auction. An exchange remarks s Democratic ed itors and their correspondents seem to hare a great horror of secret political societies ; yet they nerer write against that political ecclesi astical secret association, called the Order of Jesus, or Jesuits, whose political intrigues and blasting influence hare been felt for cen turies in erery country in Europe, and whose poison is now being distilled info American 1 politics and institutions. C0BBESP0NDENCE OF THE JOURNAL. PlIllADELPllIA, Nov. 11, 1851- H. B. Swoope, Esq., Dear sir Gov. Big ler has made a flaming speech at Washington City, by way of encouragement aud support of his desponding friend Pierce on the disas trous results of the Penna. election, forciNy reminding one of the language supposed to be placed by Milton in the month of a fallen An gel, who, when lie looked up and lieheld the never to be attained height from which he had been ingloriously burled, impudently exclaim ed "though vanquished not dismayed." . The Governor says the motives of his friend Pierce and himself have not leeii impugned ; reallv his Excellency could not have read the papers, or perhaps he had been taking "Ether" or la boring under some singular, and inexplicable hallucination of mind. Their motives have not been impugned!" Well done Gov. Big Ier ! Truly you do still possess the same hap py faculty, that characterized your escape from a fulfilment of your pretended Anti Bank principles you die hard. But do you. really flatter yourself that yoiircounectioii with contracts, leases, sales, bank charters, &c, was not properly appreciated by the people f If you doubt, ask uncle Jakey, Pud Rice, or the deposit bank. Touching the election of a U. S. Senator, Ierhaps there is not connected with our Gov ernment, a more inqKirtant and dignified sta tion, or one requiring greater ability, integ rity, and fidelity. That it is an important and commanding position seems to Ik pretty well understood by some who have visited us re cently, accompanied by their corporals, toadv and drrll sergeants from all parts of the State. Among them is a "General" of great political celebrify, who it is said visited the City of Washington during the pendency of the Ne- j braska iniquity, to assist in its passage, ud .. . -- ........... .. iuuaiivns VI IIIC i.UtU- foco press for his voluntary aid to Pierce aa.l Douglass ; and he continued the friend of Bi gler and Pierce up to the time the votes were counted otl and Judge Pollock's election de cided beyond a doubt, yet bis friends are striving to secure bis election by the aid of the votes of Judge Pollock's friends in the Legislature. Truly he would make a proper representative of the sentiments of the people who harp condemned Bigler and Pierce by majority of nearly FORTY THOUSAND VOTES. But the friends "f the incoming Adminis tration aro awake to the- necessity arvl iip.r tance cf having ni able, true, and proved friend of Judge Pollock, and the p-ople. elected to the V. S. Senate, and h:ive conse quently, with unusual unanimity turned their hopes towards Centre County's gifted son Col. A. G. Ci ktiv. His gallant conduct in the late campaign, bis acknowledged ability, high integrity, and undoubted fidelity, point to him as the man for the position. Old poli tical hacks are repudiated, and their thread bare claims will receive about as much atten tion as is usually In-stowed on old mendicants whose st.ile tricks to excite sympathy induce disgust. The "independent" Ledger has had another dutch tit, they call them "gruiid," or grunt fits here. They have followed each other in quick succession since the June election, but are not deemed fatal. Th Lodger is really shocked at the absence of attention bv our citizens to Judge CamjdK-ll during his late semi-official-politico visit to this City, and New York, under the pretence of purchasing property for a U. States Post office, and which arrangment every body Itelievvs f o have leen cut and dried long ago Itetween the Judge and bin Pets. The inattention to the Post Master General, however mortifying to the Ledger and its clique who forced him upon the coun try, shows conclusively that his fellow citizent here have little confidence in his integrity, or the pretended object of his visit- L. M. X. COL. A. G. Cl'RTIX. We are pleased to see that our friend Col. Ci'RTix, is a general favorite, and are more than ever satisfied that his prospects are brighter than those of any other candidate for the L". S. Senate. We sincerely tioc he may be elected. The "Muncy Luminary" speaks of him as follows : Wc believe at this time no man in Pennsyl vania occupies a more enviable josition than the noble and gifted Curtin. During our re cent visit to Philadelphia, wc had the pleasure of meeting many old associates from different parts of the State, and of forming new ac quaintances, and we are glad to find that a large proportion of those with whom we came in contact, were the warm friends of Col. Cur tin, giving unmistakable evidence that what ever may be the result of the contest iu the Le gislature, the people are for Curtin. To giro some idea of the state of public sentiment in other parts of the State, we copy the follow ing from the Eric Constitution, and cordially endorse the sentiment of the extract : "Not the least important feature in the tri umph of the people, and the principles of mo rality and freedom achieved at the late elec tion "in the choice made of that distinguished statesman, patriot, and honest man, James Pollock, to preside over the destinies of this glorious old Commonwealth, is the election of a Whig and anti-Nebraska Legislature thus scouring a U. S. Senator devoted to the cause of freedom and the sanctity of compromise?. Manr men of the right principles are to be found on the soil of Pennsylvania, who are eminently qualified for that station, but in our opinion, no one combines in an equal degree, all the requisitequalifications to the extent that does that able, eloquent and true A. G. Curtin, of Centre. Whigs, anti-Nebraska men. and those opposed to any farther enlargement of the area of human bondage "Young America,' rally around the standard of the man to whom more than any other living, you are indebted for the glorious victory which crowned your patriotic exertions in the late election-" Lajjcabter. Pa. A small frame house, be longing to Samuel B. Heise, Esq., situated on the Marietta turnpike, back of the basin, was burned down on Saturday afternoon of last week...... J. Hunter, colored, was stabbed iu the side, in an affray, by his son-in-law, (name not known,) on Saturday night of last week, at a raffling match on Tow Hill. The wound is externally, about two incnes long, and cau sed the entrails to protrude.