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ltal1' Thiers wln leRve ^mediately for
Napoleon will undoubtedly hayo an im
mense majority at tbo,election for Presi
dent, which was to take place on the 20th
Marshal Soult died on the 20th ulfc., in
the 82d year of his age.
. The affairs of France continuo to ex
cite great attention in England.
Letters' j from Paris, received by the
i -fi u! .6 the number of persons
killed/dttnng the emute at the Boulevards
of Paris is much larger than was report
ed in the papers. Two Americans, named
Martin and Stafford, who wero specta
tors were killed. Colonel Stewart of
Philadelphia, also narrowly escaped.
Annual Koport of the Secretary of the
The annual report of the Hon. Wm. A.
Graham, Seorotary of the Navy, occupies
nearly five columns of the Republic, and
gives an interesting exhibit of the condi
tion of tbo public service under bis super
vision. j
The report commences by noting the
movements of our several naval squad
rons during tbo year?compliments Com.
I latt of the Albany, for the energy he
delayed at Havana, during the lpte in
vasion of Cuba?refers to the trip' of the
Mississippi to the coast of Turkey, to take
on boftrd Gen. Kossuth, and her return I
to the I nked States?and announces that
the Independence, the only U. S, vessel'
in the Mediterranean, lias" been ordered !
home, being unsuited for winter cruising
in that sea.
The African, squadron, under Com. La
valetlc, "has been assiduously and success
fully engaged, aided by the English squad
ron. in suppressing the slave trade, but as i
Brazil has abolished tho slave trado
among her subjects, it is proposed to in
form Great Britain of our determination
to withdraw our squadron altogether
from the African coast, and increase it on
the coast of Brazil, leaving tho Home
Squadron to guard against the use of our
flag for the slave trado with tho Spanish
West Indies. Such an arrangement, it is
believed, would more certainly conduce
to the suppression of the slave trade, and
nt the same time promote tho health of
the officers and crows of our vessels.
The lialnbridge, of the Brazil squad
ron, has been ordered to relieve tho Per
ry on the African coast, the latter being
ordered home.
The Brazil squadron is under tho com
mand of Com. McKeever, and its efficien
cy ir duly commended, as are also the
Mediterranean squadron, Com. Morgan;
tho Homo squadron, Com. Parker; Pa
cific squadron', Com. MoCauley ; and the
Fast India squadron, Com. Aulick, who
is now on his way out in the Susquehnna.
I he Marion will be relieved on the arri
val, out of the Suspuehanna and Ply
mouth, and return home by the way of
the Cape of Good Hope, bringing, it is ex
pected, valuable varieties of the seed or
root of the sugar cane, and also of the tea
plant, collected under the orders of the
Department, for distribution in the sec
tions of our couutry adapted to their cul
In all quarters of the globe our vessels
have been cordially received, and the of
ficers Well treated. The interests of com
merce, international poaoe and friendship
are, it is believed, promoted by the visits
or our armed vessels, and the display of
our flag on foreign shores.
It is recommended that the officers and
men of the late Grinnell expedition, be
allowed the same pay and emoluments
that were granted to those in like posi
tions iu the late exploring expedition to
the .South Seas. Mr. Qrinncll has offered
1.;- should Congress see fit
to authorise a second expeuuion m search
of Sir John Franklin.
The brig Dolphin, Lieut. Lee, has been
dispatched to test new routes on the ocean,
pointed out by the superintendent of the
observatory, and favorable results are an
ticipated. During the year, ninety ofli
cers have been employed on the coast
survey, the supervision of which it is re
eommended should be referred to the Na
vy Department.
I lie cost of the largo stone dock at
Brooklyn, has been $2,140,<266 30. It
was so far completed in August as to be
delivered to the commandant of the yard.
The floating sectional dock basin and
railway at Philadelphia is reported readv
for delivery, and the one at Portsmouth",
>. H., nearly ready. The balance dock
at I'ensacola, will not be ready beforo the
ensuing summer. The floating sectional
dock at San Francisco Bay, has been con
tracted for at $010,000, and will be com
pleted in two years from May last. Its
locution cannot be determined until the
site for a navy ynrd is selected. The dock
it is suggested, when not in use for the
repair of naval vessels, may be used by
merchant veesels. Adequate appropria
tions are urged for the San Francisco Na
vy yard.
Messrs. Wells ifc Uowan, of Boston,
have contracted to remove the wreck of
the steamer Missouri from the Bay of
Gibraltcr, for the sum of $59,000, and are
now.performing the duty with no doubt
of success.
The report next discusses the proprie
ty of the gradual increaso of our navy,
and the necessity of availing ourselves of
all the improvements and discoveries of
the ago in gunnery, ordnance, naval ar
chitecture, and all the appliances of steam.
As an instance of the improvement of the
aK<!, it is stated that the boilers of the
Mississippij planned fifteen years ago,
can now b0 reduced to nearly one half
? in their dimensions and weight, and at
the same time made to double the present
power of the vessel with about the same
quantity of fuel uow required.
It is recommended that authority be
given to build, every year, two new ves
sels, one sail and the other steam, upon
such models as may be approved/and as
old vessels may be found unserviceable,
from fault.of model or other cause, they
may be sold .or broken up.
The recommendation of tho chief of the
Bureau of Yards and Docks, that machi
nery be ereotcd, in one or more of the na
vy yards of the country, for the building
of steam-engines, and construction of war
steamers complete, is recommended to the
attention of Congress.
A class of small vessels is muoh wanted
to give employment in command to senior
lieutenants, many of whom arc kept in
long and tediou.s inaction before their pro
motion to commanders, and would be
highly useful to cruisers, especially thvse
propeHed by steam, by reason of their
being able to penetrate into harbors and
rivers inaccessible to ships of a larger
The previous recommendation to ro
duce the number of officers in the grades
of captain, commander and lieutenant of
the navy is renewed, at the same time that
the number of masters be increased to fif
ty, and the grade of second lieutenant be
established. It is also urged again that
the ranks of commodore and two rear ad
mirals be legalized, to be conferred on
surviving veterans who, more than a third
of a century ago, illustrated our arms in
conflicts on tne ocean. It would be a
stimulant to others to emulate their exam
The establishment of a retired list is
again pressed upon the attention of Con
gress, as are also the disputed questions
of rank between the sea officers and civil
^officers of the navy, and between the scv- j
eral grades of officers of the army and navy.
The laws for the government of the na
vy, passed more than fifty years ago, have
been revised by a board of officers, and
will be submitted for the action of Con
gress. The great defect in the old laws
is the failure to provide any punishment
as to a substitute for corporeal chastise- |
raent, which has lately been abolished, to I
the detriment of the service. A remedy
must be provided, or the consequences
will become serious. Nearly one hundred
trials of enlisted men, by courts martial,
have taken place since the passage of the
law in question. This law cannot be ef
fectually tried until Congress shall provide
some substitute. Whether this shall be
by the adoption of the system recommen
ded by the board of officers above refer
red to, providing that courts martial may
be ordered by each officer in command of |
a ship, and summarily held to determine
guilt, and then graduating punishments
as therein stated, as well as holding out
rewards, or by some other and more ap
pro\^d method, is referred to the deter
mination of Congress.
Tin; buildings at the Annapolis Naval
School arc in progress of crection, and
the sloop-of-war I'reblo lias been attached
to tho "academy as a practice ship for in
struction in practical seamanship. An
important change has been made in the
plan of education, so as to require a con
tinued course of four years at the acade
my, without going to sea, except that the
vacation of three montlis'in each year is
spent in a cruise in the practice ship, the
former course requiring two years at th#
academy, three at sea, and then two more
at the academy. A class of fifty acting
midshipmen was admitted in October
last, and will constitute the first class to
which this new system will apply. It is
now believed that for all the purposes of
naval education the academy affords ad
vantages equal to those for military edu
cation at \Vest Point; and under the effi
cient command of the present superinten
dent, Commodore Stribling, it is hoped
that these advantages will be fully realiz
The expediency of appointing ten mid
shipmen to be made "at large" is again
The Naval Observatory and Hydro
graphical Office have been in active ope
ration during the year. A second vol
ume of Astronomical Observations has
been published. The wind and current
charts planned by lieutenant Maury, the
Superintendent of the Observatory, are
being extended to the Pacific and Indian
oceans. This work has materially short
ened the passage along the highways by
which our commerce passes into and
through the southern hemisphere, bring
ing the ports of t.linRo distant parts of tlio
world some ten days, and some several
weeks nearer to us than before. A letter
from tho Superintendent of the Observa
tory states the important fact that ves
sels sailing from the Atlantic to the Pa
cific ports of the United States, with the
instructions afforded by these charts,
make the voyage in forty days less, upon
an average, than those sailing without
them ; and that there is reason to hope
that the time may be still further reduced.
The reports of St Gillis, the Nautical
Almanack of Lt. Davis, and the experi
ments of Professors Page and Espy, are
| referred to, as well as the success and
1 condition of our numerous mail steamers.
| The sum required for the support of the
Navy and Marine corps for the year en
ding* June 30, 1853, is estimated at $8,
5-10,093 08, of which $2,684,220-89 is
for special objects. The sum estimated
for the Navy and Marine corps last year
was $5,900,621, and for special objects
$2,210,980. There is an excess, there
fore, in the present estimates of $473,240
89, which is occasioned by the addition
of pay for increased service to the Pa
cific Mail Steamship Company, directed
by the act of the last session of Congress,
the completion of the dry dock in Cali
fornia, and some additions under the head
of improvements in navy yards, buildings
and machinery.
The total expenditures of the Depart
ment during the year, have been $9,044
597 11, of which $3,158,817 91 was for
special objects.
Tho establishment of a Bakery in New
York, for the use of the Navy, is recom
mended, as is also tho repeal of the law
prohibiting commutation in money for
stopped rations.
The recommendation of the Chief of
the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery for j
the investment in productive stocks of
the navy hospital fund, and of retiring j
from the list of effective surgeons all the
officers of that corps who are permanently
unfitted for duty, and supplying their pla
ces by new appointments, a provision re
quired in every grado of the service, are
commended to early action, and an ap
propriation asked to re-build barracks at
the various stations of the Marine corps.
Tho Secretary closes his report, by re
commending the establishment of an ad
ditional Bureau, to be termed the Bureau
of Orders and discipline, to which shall |
bo assigned the communications of orders J
and instructions touching naval service
and discipline, and the receipt and pres
ervation or distribution of returns and re
ports pertaining to tho same, in analogy
to the duties required of the Adjutant
General s Oftiec in the Department of
VutuixiA Gold?The editor of the
Richmond Enquirer was shown, on Wed
nesday, 21 ingots of pure gold?worth
ahout $5.000?which had been extracted
front the productive Buckingham mine of
Wm. M. Mostly & Co., in the last 60 days.,
j?3T We find the following in the Rich
mond Republican. It is a well-drawn
picture of the volatile New Yorkers, and
their uncontrollable propensity to do hon
or to every stranger who happens among
Is the City of New York the Halted
This is a question which will soon be
decided. The dinner party of gentlemen
who passed Kossuth's propositions unani
mously, will find, before they are many
years older, that they do not constitute
the United States of North America.?
One of the principal personages who fig
ured at this meeting, and made a very
enthusiastic speech in favor of taking up
the cudgel for Kossuth, was Judge Ed
monds?Judge of the Superior Court of
that city. We observe that this speech
is commented on by some of our contem
poraries as being important on account of
the source from which it proceeded. If
the charges of some respectable newspa
pers of New York be true, and we see no
reason to doubt them, the speech is of no
importance on that very account. The
New York Journal of Commerce and the
New York Day Book charge that Judge
Edmonds admits, not only that he is a be
liever in the " rapping spirits," but that he
he is in the habit of consulting them upon
difficult questions which are raised in his
court! A second Daniel! We fancy
that all that personage can do for Kos
suth will be to " call spirits from the vas
ty deep." A pleasant and profitable time
may he have with his invocations.
About a year ago, Jenny Lind arrived
in New York, She was greeted with a
burst of frenzy quite as furious as that
which has saluted Kossuth. There was
no public procession it is true, but there
was a general rush of all New York man
kind, womankind and childkind, to hail
Jenny. For nine days she was the won
der and idol of all Gotham, and then the
delirium ceased. Jenny may now arrive
in New York and depart without exciting
more attention than any ordinary Swede.
Now lions and lionesses have succceded
her. Kossuth is at present the hero of
the hour. But he ought to recollect the
fate of Jenny and of other stars. He must
study New York character. It is as ex
citable as the sea. It is as fickle as the
moon. It must always have a ijod or a
goddess. It is never satisfied except
when its lips are glued to the heels of a
foreign celebrity. Nothing is necessary
then to its perfect happiness, except to be
kicked by the aforesaid heels, after the
fashion of Dickens and some other man
If Lola Montes had arrived in the Hum
boldt unaccompanied by Kossuth, she
would have created an almost unparallel
ed excitement in New York. The thea
tres Avould have been crowded and the
public prints filled with her sayings and
| doings. But the sun of Hungary is in the
sky, and Yenus is scarcely visible. Ne
vertheless, the enterprising editor of the
New York Tribune has seen Lola, and
from his account of her charms, we have
I no doubt she would have drawn hugely if j
j Kossuth had not been starring it at the
same time. Lola says that she considers |
Kossuth a humbug ! We are sorry to see J
this touch of professional jealousy.?
There is room enough in this western I
world for all the passengers of the Hum- j
But to return. There will be no inter
vention. The New Yorkers may pass
tipsy resolutions over their wine, but the
Russian Bear need not be alarmed. This j
is a great country, but New York is a
| mere speck upon it?a fly-spot on the oth
|i^i n ino i/lottuly bui fau? ot tLo Loily pulitio. I
It is a city sadly given to man-worship.?
Should the Union ever be divided, New
York would have a king in fifty years there
after. He would no doubt be a foreigner
at that, with an unpronounceable name,
a theatrical costume, and hairy all over
like Esau.
Illness of Hon. Henry Clay.?The
Washington correspondent of the N. Y.
Day Book, under the date of the 14th j
inst., says:
Tho great Kentuckian leaves Washing
ton to-morrow, proably forever. Hon.
Josiah Randall of Philadelphia, one of
Mr. Clay's first and most ardent friends,
arrived hero yesterday at the request of
Mr. Clay, to take him to Philadelphia.?
Mr. Randall is accompanied by Dr. Jack
son, and Mr. Clay will spend the winter
with Dr. Jackson or Mr. Randall. Dr.
Jackson this morning, had a long inter
view with Mrs. Clay, and expressed his
opinion that Mr. Clay must immediately
forego all public and political business.
His disease is a bronchial affoction of
the lungs; the active mind of the great
statesman is weighing down his body,
and nothing but repose and entire relaxa
tion, from public care can save his life six
months longer.
It is highly probable that Mr. Clay
will spend the winter in Philadelphia,
then retire to Ashland, and there sur
rounded by his friends, pass the remain
der of his days in the peace and quiet of
home. You can rely upon this informa
tion, for I have it direct,
Railroad Accident.?The ladies' car
attached to the train from Pottsville for
Philadelphia, was thrown from the track
a short distance below Port Clinton, and
overturned. A gentleman from Orwis
burg, who had but a few minutes before
entered the car with his family, had three
ribs broken, and a lady was considerably
injured about the breast and face. An
other lady narrowly escaped serious inju
ry, she having had all the clothing cover
ing her breast torn off. There were oth
er persons in the cars more or less in
Death of a Distinguished Man.?The
Hon. Joel R. Poinsett, Secretary of War
under Mr. Van Buren, died at his resi
dence at Statesburg, South Carolina, on
the l'Jth inst., in the 73d year of his age.
Mr. Poinsett was a native of Charleston,
and served in the South Carolina Legis
lature and in Congress, and subsequently
as Minister to Mexico, where, on a me
morable occasion, he so boldly upheld our
national flag, and the art of printing has
perpetuated the incident. During the
days of nullification, he was the leader
of the Union party in South Carolina.
About 25,000 miles of telegraph are in
operation in the United States.
At an early hour on the morning of
Wednesday, the 2lth inst., fire was dis
covered to be raging in the Library of
the Capitol, and the alarm was speedily
given by the watchmen. The firemen re -
paired to the scene of the conflagration
with great rapidity, but a delay of an hour
or two occurred in getting the engines to
work, in consequcnce of their having been
engaged during the latter portion of the
night at a fire which destroyed Baker's
Hotel, at the corner of Fifth and D streets,
and at which the hose was frozen. The
fire, in the meantime, spread with alarm
ing rapidity, and in a short time the Li
brary room, and the document room above
it, were completely burnt out. Fully
three fourths of thp library were consum
ed, including the most valuable portion,
and embracing many rare works which
can never be replaced. No serious dam
age, except by water, was sustained by
any other portion of the Capitol.
The fire is supposed to have caught
from the flues connecting with the furna
ces ih the main basement of. the Capitol.
All the fire companies in Washington,
and one or more from Alexandria, were
on hand and in service. President Fill
more and the members of tbe Cabinet;
the Mayor of the city, Mr Speaker Boyd,
and numerous members and officers of
Congress, were early on the ground and
active in endeavoring to save the public
The mechanics at the navy yard were
sent for, and soon arrived with their ax
es, and in a short time severed the bur
ning part of the roof from the dome, and
thus prevented the extension of the flames
to the roofs and domes of the Senate and
House of Representatives.
The marines from the Navy Yard also
assisted the firemen and citizens in con
veying water in buckets to the engine,
which was placed and worked in the cen
tre of the Rotunda. The whole building
was completely flooded with water. The
dome of the Rotunda was at one time in
great danger, but both that and the two
halls of Congress are uninjured, except by
The entire library contained 55,000
volumes; of these about 20,000, in an
adjoining room, were saved. All the
busts, paintings, and elegant fixtures have
been destroyed, including the files of the
National Intelligencer. The loss is over
$200,000, and a greater portion of it is
The firemen have worked all day, and
have succeedcd in extinguishing theflames.
A guard of marines have been detailed to
keep watch during the night.
The First Fvuitivb Case is Coxeoti
cut.? Surrender of Apprentice Boys.?A
novel suit was decided before Mr. Inger
soll U. S. Commissioner at New Haven,
Conn., on Thursday last, It appears that
three apprentice boys, regularly bound,
had runaway from their master, Mr. "-us
sell, at Sing Sing, N. Y., and made their
escape to Connecticut, -where they were
arrested, and brought before Mr. Inger
soll, by Mr. Russell, who alledged that
under the laws of New York, the "ser
vice or labor" of the persons arrested
was "due to him." The Commissioner,
after hearing the facts, said :?
"He had no doubt that apprenticed
servants, such as the indentures showed
these persons to be by the laws of New
York, were within the purview of the
Constitutional provision, requiring the
surrender of ' persons held in service, on
claim of the person to whom such service
was due. That history of that article in
the Convention showed that peasons
?bound in service' woro contemplated by
its Cramers as within its requirements, and
that the legislation and practice of the
colonies before, as well as the summary
powers given to the master, to reclaim his
apprentices by the State laws since, show
ed that the power now asked to be exer
cised, was neither novel in legislation nor
arbitrary in its character; and that in the
various disquisitions upon this provision
of the Constitution, he had never seen it
questioned, that white men as well as
black men, and servants for years as well
as servants for lfe, were within its objects
and requirements."
A certificate was, therefore, given to
Mr. Russell, in accordance with the t u
gitive Act of 1850, and under it the^ ap
prentices were carried back to ?*ew ^ ork.
A Touching Incident.?Some two
years ago, says the ^Vaterville Mail, Mr.
E S. Moody of Monmouth, went to Cali
fornia, leaving his wife and young child
with her mother in Boston. The corres
pondence between husband and wife was
regularly kept up, and the wish was ex
pressed by the former thathis young wife
should join him in the far off land of
gold; but the definite plan of arrange
ments for this object had been deferred.
A short time since, a letter from the ab
sent husband pictured again the pros
pects that cheered again bis long and
weary absence, and touched the hope
that the time would soon come when ne
should find it proper to make arrange
ments for his wife and child to join him in
San Francisco. The heart of the affec
tionate woman cast the question of safety
and economy to the winds, and she re
solved in spite of all obstacles, to start
immediately for California, and surprise
her husband by her unexpected arrival
She started, and almost on the day
that she landed in California, with a heart
swelling to meet her husband, that hus
band landed in the city of Boston . He
made a sudden determination, instigated
by poor health, to return home. His se
rious disappointment, connected wi
loss of a considerable portion of his hard
earned property by the failure of a. flaw
York house towhom.be had entmsted
it, so wrought upon his declining health,
that he survived but one "
brought to Monmouth for buna! a tew
days since. No details of the poor wife s
dreadful disappointment have yet been
received ; but the thought that.whatev
cr may have been its effects, a stdl deep
er affliction yet awaits her, adds a most
painful feature to the picture.
A Blce Beards* Cincinnati Com
mercial says there is a man in that city
who has buried three wires and two chil
dren, all within the brief space of three
months ! And has reason to know too,
that he will be married again before
&T M. Dallas will preside
at the Kossuth banquet in Philadelphia.
ways of " slaying the deer" are various,
from dropping them down with a rifle ball
in the far Western thickets, to shooting
them With a locomotive or running them
down upon the track of the Michigan Cen
tral Railroad ; but a boy near Sandusky
has a way of his own. " He ropes them
in, and this is how he does it: On
Thursday last he was leading a dog, by
a rope round his neck, through the woods,
wfan he imddatfy ?wnl pat iipoix two fine
bucks that had been courting or fighting,
and for want of arms, had locked horns.
In this fix tbey bad been evidently rush
ing round for some time, as the broken
bushes and trampled ground testified.
Each buck had got a born too much,
and united they stood, where divided
they would hare preferred to have fallen.
The boy, concluding his dog was of no
account when deer were to bo had, took
the rope from the cur's neck and let him
run, while he, protecting himself behind
a"staddle," tied the Drace of antlers
together with a true knot of a " truelove"
of?venison. He then called assistance
and the deer were easily taken.
Gentlemen Deer will find a moral in
this tale, and, if they are wise, never
quarrel until they have taken their horns
off; and Bucks may learn from it that
while one ??horn" may do, yet when se
veral horns meet, they sometimes get
awkwardly mixed up, and lead to their
holders being " roped in."
Parks of Sandusky, vouches for this
story, and one of the deer which met an
untimely fate from " locked horns" can
be seen at Myron's.?Cleveland Herald.
The Late Elections.
The first Virginia elections under the
new constitution have ended, and in their
peaceful progress and the quiet and un
hesitating submission of the whole people
to the popular decision, we have another
illustration of the happy operation of re
publican institutions in an intelligent and
virtuous community. The furious excite
ment which spread like an angry ocean
from the Ohio to the Atlantic has become I
calm, and the ship of State will pursue j
her voyage on a sea as still and unruffled
as if a breath of agitation had never stir
red its waters.
We may now anticipate for a short pe
riod an armistice between the two parties.
But soon the Presidential flags will be un
furled, and the bugle sound "to horse"
for a federal campaign. Political excite
ment seems to be supplying in this age
the stimulus which men once sought in
cards, wine and the race course. If gov
erned by the rules of moderation and hon
esty, it will not only tend to the welfare
of the State, but prove a valuable substi
tute for the old fashioned and destructive
practices which have worked so much in
jury to individuals and to society.?Rich
mond Rep.
Death of Gen. Belknap.?The Fort
Smith Herald of the 21st ult., announces
the death of Brevet Brigadier General
William G. Belknap, of the 5th infantry.
I This event took place on the 10th ult., as
the General was returning from the Bra
zos, between Preston, in Texas, and Fort
Washita. Gen. Belknap's family was at
Fort Gibson, to which post he was pro
ceeding on sick leave. He was between
fifty and sixty years of age, and has been
a faithful and gallant officer.
For the Register.
Clarksbcro, Dec. 31st, 1851.
Sir?I understood from what I could
learn in town, which I published in my
last issue, that L. J. Powell had a war
rant served upon him, which was repre
sented to be for house breaking, burning,
<fcc., which upon enquiry, I find to be
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Sept. 1 2 3 4
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Oct. 1 2
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Nov. 1 2 3 4 5 6
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"V * VIII.
^TiTTinrftii cvnvniins inc.
announcement that Col. Jolin W. Forney
has surrendered the editorial control of
that paper. The real and talents of Col.
Forney have won for ?? The Pennsylva
nian" a high reputation. His election to
the "^ltiriorable and responsible post of
Clerk of the House of Representatives is
gratifying to his friends, but it deprives
the corpt editorial of the Democratic party
of an able and efficient member whose
services have won for him friends in all
quarters of the country.? Win*. Union.
A steamboat of 1600 tons, having 34
state rooms, was launched at Brownsville, j
Pa., a few days ago. .
On Thursday, the 85th in?t., by the Rev. John
Pavisaon, Capt. JopM H. Cuorr of thla county, to
Mira Minor Hnftuo, of Tavlor.
H|ar " - - -
Miaa 1
I Maoot Hcstkad, of Taylor. ? ?
a Konday, tha 88th inet., Mr. Jim CcahY.to
? NAct Hr?T*AD, all of Taylor county.
The Ea?ix*s^IAil arrival Xclarkabuiw on
Sundays, Wedneedaya and Fri<?JSi ? 0 '"jok,
P. M , and departs, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sat
urdays at 6 o'clock, A. M. ??. *,
The \VMTitH M* it arrivca on Mondays, Thura
daya and Saturdava, at 4 o'clock A.Tkl., and de
parts, SuntUya, Wednesdays- and ^fldaya, at 7
? T^tJinuKTOW* Mail apivw daUy at *o'rioA,
P. M., Mondaya excepted, aud departs dally at t
o'clock. A. M-, Sundays excepted.
The \veston Mail arrlvea on Mondaya, Wao*
neadaya and Friday*, at 4 o'clock, P. M., and de
parta, Tuesdava, Thursdays and Saturday*, at 10
o'clock. A. M. X
The Bccwiaksiok/Iaji. arrlvea on Tuesday of
each week, at 6 o'iftck, P. M., and daparta on
Wedneaday at 6 o'clock, A. M. . .
The Bevkblv Mail arnvea on Monday of eaoh
week, at 4 o'clock, P. M., and departa on Fridaya
at 7 o'clock, A. M.
The Siiiwnston Mail arrives on Saturday oreach
week, at 11 o'clock. A. M., and daparta at 13
o'clock, M., of aame day. ?
EST" The Poat Offioe is open from ? o'clock A.
M., till # o'clock, P. M., every day exoent Sunday,
when it ia open from 9 to 10 o'clock, A. M., and
one hour aftar tha arrival of "ch maU^ p M
Bank Kotc List.
Bank of Potomac
Bank of Virginia
Bank of tha Valley
Cor. Ale*. Scrip 1?
Ex. B'k. of Virginia!
F'r'aB'kof Alex.
F'r'a B'k ofVirg.
M. &. M. Bank
N. W. B'k of Va.
B'k of Baltimore
B'k Westminster
Chesapeake Bank
O. <fc F'r's b'k Bnlt.
Cum. b'k Allcg*y
Far. b'k Md.
F. & M. Bank
F. <St Mer. Bank
Far. ?fc Plant'ra B'k
Fell's Pt. & 8a. In.
Franklin Bank
Fred. Co. Bank
Ilagaratown Bank
Havre de Grace b'k
Marine Bank
Mechanics Bank
Merchants Bank
Mineral Bank
l'atapaco Bauk
SalUuury Bank
Union B'k of Md.
Wash. Co. Bank
Western Bank
B'k of Orolevlllo
Bank of Gcotiiza
Bank of Maasillon
Bank of Norwalk
Bank of Sandtisky
Bank of Wooster
Canal Bank
City Bank, Cin.
Citv b'k Cleveland
City b'k Columbus
Clinton Bank
Commercial Bank
Dayton Bunk
Elyrla Exc. bank
Exchange bank
Franklin b'k, Cin.
Franklin b'k Colum. 1
Fr'n b'k ZanesviUo l?i
Lnfavetta bank 1 %
O. L! In. <S-Tr. Co.
State b'k & Branch. 1 %
B'k of Chambersb'g
B'k of Cheater Co.
B'k of Commerce
B'k of Danville
B'k Delaware Go.
B'k of Germantown
B'k Gettvaburg
B'k Lowlstown
B'k Montgomery Co.
B'k Northern Lib.
B'k North America
B'k Northumberland
Jj U'k Pennsylvania
B'k l'enn Township
B'k Pittsburg
B'k Susquehan. Co.
Carllle bank
Columbia B'dge Co.
" bTt 1
Commercial bTt Pa.
Doyleatown bank
Easton bank
Erie bank
Exchange bank
F'r'a' b'k Bucka Co.
F'ra b'k Lancaster (
Farmer*' b'k I'eSuinu ;
F's. <V Mech,s. b'k '
Farmera' bank
P'?. & Drovors b'k 1
Frankliu bunk 1
Girard b'k
Harriaburg bank
Honesdaio bank
Kensington bank
Lancaster bank ^
Lancaster Co. bank
Lebanon bank
Lehigh county bauk
Manuf- & Mc. bank
Mechanica' bank
M. A Munu. batik ,
Middletown bank 1)
Mill's, bk. PotUvlllo ?
Monongahola bank 1)
Philadelphia bank
Pittsburg City Bcrlp
Belief Notes
Schuylkill bank
Soutfiwark bauk
Tradesi.ten'a bank
Western bank
Wyoming bank
West Branch bauk
York Bauk
r E Stockholders of the Clarksburg and Whee
1 ling Turnpike Rood, will lake notice, that
there will be a meeting held ot the Blngamou
Mecting-Houae, on Bingamon Creek, on rriday,
January the ieth, 185'!, for the purpoenof organ
izing said Company. A general attendance Is
respectfully solicited.
BBNJ. 8. GRIFFIN, > Com'ra.
Dec. 31st, 1S51.?3t."
l<ook Out.
A LL persons having u mettled account* with
xY. the subscriber of over aix months standing,
will please make payment immediately ,aa further
indulgence cannot be given. All who neglect this
notlco will find their accounts In the hands of an
officer for collodion. JOHN PECK.
Dec. 31, 1651.
P. 8.?I nm still prepared to do all work In my
line of business, which 1 will be pleused to do for
prompt customers. J. 1*.
Clarksburg, Dec. 31st, 1851.?3t.*
Virginia House.
r I "MIE undersigned being under obligations to th?
X public for the patronage bestowed upon his
exertions to please and give them satisfaction, lie
fore he was turned out of house and home by the
act of incendiaries, (which was an entire loss)
informs the same that hf has hoisted the flag of the
Virginia House, on' Fife street, the property for
merly occupied by C. W. Smith, a short distance
West of the Northwastern Hotel, now occupied
by Mr. Rust, where he will continue to use every
exertion to make all who may favor him with a
call, feel comfortable and nt home.
Clarksburg, Dec. 31, le51.?If.
The Following Work
WILL be forwarded to order, at the price
_ mentioned, tut or roeTABi. to any part of
the United States, on the receipt of the money for
the same:?A Father's l'reaent to Ma family;
The Book of the Season! fur 1603. Two Hundred
and Twenty-six Engravings.
Just published : a new and elegant edition of
Scab's Piotobiai. Family Awkoal, an illustrated
work, comprising a Al?e'eerie* of embellishment*,
with interesting description*, tn one handsome
large octavo, of 400 pages, elegantly bound in red
mnslin. with new and elegant stamps on the cov.
era, designed expressly for the work, gilt and let
tered, ic the most finished style of modern book
making. Retail price only $1.00
This splendid volume comprises in itaelf ? Com
plete library of Useful and Xntertaining Knowl
edge. condensed in form, familiarin style, copious
in information, embracing an extensive range of
subjects. The Engravings (about 200 in number)
are strictly illustrative, being principally repre
sentations of Natural Scenery, Costume*, Man
ners, Monuments, ic.
On examination, the above work will be pro
nounced by every intelligent person under wboss
observation it may come, as one of the most suit
able presents for a father to present to his family,
both as regards the quality and the number of its
embellishments, and the pure character of Ita cob
tents. In preparing eve*y article for its pages,
the greatest caution has been used, to admit noth
ing But of an improving and instructive -1mnw
AonmWAxriD?In every section of the 1
to sell the above work. Persons deairous j
(ring in ita circulation, bad better i
three copies, procure the namaa o
and acquaintances aa subscribers! and 1
for the copies naosasary to supply "
fSfUrders respectfully aoBcitei
particulars, address the aubsc
181 WiWam
The meat liberal rami
Dee. 91.
Klonin ;ts ?.;??? ,
Office, the 0110 hcrvtoforu occupicd by Col. O. I).
j?uni?ii. __ * y
Nliort .\ol ice.
ALL ptnoDi knowing themselves indebted ttf
nir either by n?te or account 'are requested
to Qome forward Immulhlrly and settle the *.>010,
us no further iudulgence can. or will be Riven.?
Such M do not cnll by the let of January, ma>
upect to find themselves watted 011 by the proper
officer.. BENJAMIN' KlVl'.
AT the aolidutlon of my brother, atid ?her*,
? I have been indueod to reniorc my i<:!i e t-?
the West end of town, I msv hereafter b? fouuj
at my room in live dwelling of Jno. 0. CainpSel1,
> n T^ropUeeUeet.eud nearly opposite the ?tort
Information at to my location can be had'by
enqnlrir.k' at the Foundry.
I .hair dn itHM attention to pratttM la. At
various branchce of my profession. and " ill en
deavor to gtvo sat is fiction. by zealous attention
10 all ww may ikvor ma with an'1
Cabinet Ware-KooniM!
THE subscribers thankful for post favor*, and
feeling disposed to further merit tu continu
ance, would rmwotftally announce to tu?ir old
cusloiuats and the public geuonitlv, that they
are still manufcctnrln, FURNITURE of every
description, and ofthe very latest styles and finish.
They arc In receipt ofall the late fa.hlonabte
changes, and their work will be .haped accor*
'Hiey would especially call attention U Uialr
present stock of Cabinet Ware, at their ahop on
Turnpike street, Clarksburg.consisting In part of
Mahogany Dressing Bureau, Sofas, Cabinet
Chair., icc.,
J. &. E. B. HURSEY.
Clurk.burg, Nov. 19th, 1851?ly.
MY ton found In the street, of Clarksbltrf on
Monday, the 8th Inst., being the day of the
election, a small sum of meney. I shall retain it
for thirty days, to enable the person who lost 11 to
reclaim It by proper statements. 1 shall pay Dm
editor for Inserting litis notice out of the money
so found. Dl'LANY SMITH.
December 11111,1651.-31.
llon?c and Lot for Sale.
The undersigned offers for Itls his
real estate In the town of Clarksburg1
siiiBp comprising TWO LOTH on Turnpike
???????street, on one of which It a very con
venient and comfortable Dwelling House, with
suitable out-bulldlngs; and ou the other, an ex
cellent Sohool-Room or Seminary building, which
might, if desirable, be oonverted into a very com
modious and convenient 8tore Room. The situ
ation Is pleasant, and the terms will be reasona
ble. Apply to the subscriber.
December 3, 1851.?tf
New Hanking House
rrM!E undersigned Imvlng been Induced to em
X bark In the Exchange and llanklnf business,
In the City of Washington, 1). C? avails hluisolf
of an oarly occasion to notify his friends and the
public generally of tho fuel, and to solicit their
encouragement. Ills Institution will Its known
as the Hank of (he Union," and from which
not one dollar will bo is?uod, for circulation, that
will not he ropresouled by snmelhiugtangible and
substantial tu the shape of Cold andSilver, Drafts
ou the United Slates Treasury, Northern Ex
change, or Virginia Bankable Funds.
Uy a strict aahuroncc to a legitimate issue Upon
such a baala, II will readily lw perculvod that the
public are protocted, and the bank itself made to
stand ou the surest, ftiilhdatlon. Tills enterprise
Is entered upon after tho matures! deliberation,
und It Is gratifying to know that It moots with tho
uppprovitl of experienced and sagacious iinanolers
of Mew York, Washington and Richmond.
Ih addition to the iuue of note, for circulation,
" The Rank of tho Union" will oolkwt drafts on
the Government, aud on the principal cities of
the United Htates, and will negotiate for tho pur
chase or sale (on commlssloil) of State Stocks,
Guarantied Ronds of Caual and Railroad Compa
nies, and other good aeouritles.
ID" Any hiislnsM connected with the tiiftHrant
Department* of the Government, lu Washington,
will be attended to on liberal terms.
Richmond, Va., Octuber, 1851.?tf.
/"CHARLES LEWIS respectfully Informs I he
Vj public that he has re-opened his goods la
the room nearly opposite the " Democrat"' print
ing office, third door above Bernea' Drug Store,
wD?r? he has just reoelved his New Nnuply of
Winter Cioods, to which ha Invites the atten
tion of his former friends and customers and the
public generally. Ills stock consists, la part, of
the following 1
1'iints from 3 to 1A Cents*
Cashmeres, Alnaccas, DeLalnes, die., vsry cheap.
Woollen and Cashmere Shawls.
Black Dress Silk, Ladles' Flannel Shirts.
Black French Twilled and fancy colored Cloths.
Satin, fancy colored Silk and other Vestlngs.
Men's Flaunell Shirts and Drawers.
Cotton Yarn,Drown* Itte.cheSCoUons* Drililacs
A large assortment of BOOTS and SHOES.
Fine Cloth, ilush and Glased Caps,
A variety of Silk, Moleskin, Angola and Wool
HATS, very low. With the usual assortment of
Gaoccatcs, )hu)*iu, Qunsswut, Davos and
Medicincs, Books, Stationut, dtc., 4to.
He invites the public to examine hl? stock
which will be found as low as My In the soan
All kinds of prodaee taken In exchange far
goods. .
N. n.?Those indebted to him will please eell
and If possible pay him?by so doing tbev ?*tt|
confer a lasting faror.
December 3, 1851?ly.
frlenda end promptneae of a portion of Ttir COi
tonmn. 1 have boon enabled U> ? ? -ItaCe mj
Toole, Machninery. Btock, 4?., which wen
itrojrcd by (n on tne 81th of May, hat. Mj
chlnery ii now new. of the ?**T la tut i
mext, and not inferior to any is on. *
JOB-WOKK will ba done very promptly
at greatly reduced prlcee. Uovtt-9rovim? #f
a very kind at tha ahoarteat notice?the oommeni
rlia of which will ha made at UJtf eta. -par MM.?
In ahort I will aay that Montr cay ?* ?a vjd at
DiALfro witu??, and that fact can ha eatablieh
<?4 by trying ma owe*, atod If aatlafactiopl
la not given, I will not aak ? return. thiala
no btunooccaiY 1 will Do wnal I air.
1 hereby tender my thanks to thl* paopU for
their long and liberal cnconrweinatit, and am on
dar many obllgatlone to thoSe oTtty <-,i,t<tnei?
who have aoraonm.T aattlad their clalma ainca
tha Bro. Aad aa 1 ret greatly Madmoiiay, would
rag mat all thoet knowing themeelvee due ma to
ra payment at their lmiiat eonvealanee.
a will mora effectually enable ma to eanyoot
. D*T??MniATio*Toe*i.t.LOw for prompt pay.
yar re removed my Rhop from tha *
thed, to the north and of Deeperd'e 1
the croea-etreat, leading from Bai '
R3ncbelo?,a corner ; where I will _,
runt. 1 however will, hatwaaa thl
ba upo? the old ground opp?4ta^l? t
,T?I?.,aW0?*k.FI** Msroum*
J COMPANY, of Harrieborg, Ph, end of
Sf Capital *985,000. ?
.Thl*CM*|>aa>y will taaura to A Uhltlad antount
:k -jarttsC:
therein. It Inaarve upon the etoek or mutual ?>??
tart ; and dftar paytag loaeaa and eifWfc diet*
the profit*, among the merubara.
ito*. P. Rutherford, W?T*A. J. OflU.fce'y.
*t?te umuai. (JtypemM*n.)
Hon. A. L. Baeeel, Bee. of th? Commonwealth.
?W Joel Joaaa. Lata Mayor of PhUad.
Hon. John M. Bickel, Bute Treaauror.
Hob. larael Pi
hum M. We
A. J. Jama, Eaf., 1

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