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ANDPJjjw J. BHEV, EDITOR.
Thursday, November 20, 1851.
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A Saw Mill belonging to Mr. William Bradley,
ituated in Washington township near Dane
No. 4, caught fire on Thursday night last from
a log near it which had been set on fire, and was
entirely consumed. Loss about $300. No in
aurance. Railroad Accident.
The locomotive "United States," while draw
ing a train of freight cars over the level between
Plane No. 4 and 5, on Saturday afternoon, ran
off the track and upset, leaving the locomotive
cn one side and the tender on tho other. The
engineer and firemen jumped off and were un
injured. A boy, who was on at the time, had
his arm slightly bruised. . The accident detained
the "Jenny Lind" train two hour.
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A child aged about eight months, daughter
of Mr. John Farren, contractor on the Central
Railroad near Bennington, was burned to death
on Thursday eTcning, Gth inst. The particulars
aro these. The mother of Mr. Farren was
dressing the young child near the stove, hen
by some accident it fell down upon the child
the hot conls fnllinc unrn lipr oml rniicini
doath almost instantaneously. The grandmother,
an aged woman, was so much frightened that
ahc was unable to render immediate assistance
to the unfortunate sufferer. Mr. Farren and
his wife have met with an incalculable loss; their
only child, the pride and joy of their hearts, has
suddenly been taken from them. It is almost
impossible to describe the agony and grief of
the parents. Their cup of bitterness has been
filled to overflowing. May they find that conso
lation which the world cannot give, in those
beautiful words of our Saviour, " Suffer little
children to come unto me, for of such is the
kingdom of Heaven."
Movements or DlstluguKlicd in.
Hon. Thomas II. Benton, late U. S. Senator,
passed over the Portage Railroad on Thursday
last, en route fur Missouri, where it is said he
intends to place himself before the people as a
candidate for the next Congress.
Hun. Walter II. I.owric, of Tittsburg, one of
J udgrs eltet to the Supreme Bench of this State,
pel through our county on Saturday last,
We saw Cwi. Tainter, Canal Commissioner, at
the Summit n Saturday, on his way to West
moreland couuty, looking as well as ever.
M'lle Jenny Liud passed along the Portage
Road in a special car, on Saturday. She goes to
Harriaburg, where she gives a concert, and
from thence to Boston. The rush to sec her was
tremendous, and we know of some young men
who were badly disappointed. We believe she
is selfish, not good looking, ill-tempered, and
by no raeaus obliging. Nevertheless, the sings
Hon. Philip Noon of Cambria, and James B.
Sansom, Esq., of Fulton, were selected on Tues
day last, by the Conferees which met at Bedford
on that day, as delegates to the next State Con
vention, and instructed for Hon. James Buchanan.
The solectiou of J udgc Noon from this county is
a compliment to a man whose lifetime has been
ppent in the democratic ranks, whose long resi
dence here has gained for him the confidence and
respect of the entire community, and who has
for a score of years been the unwavering friend
of James Buchanan. It should, and we hope
will give general satisfaction. Tho proceedings
of the Conference we will publish next week.
The Cambria, Bedford and Fulton conferees
were all in attendance ; the nomination of Mess.
Noon and Sansom was afterwards unanimously
confirmed. Xo instructions were given for!
Wc sec, by the "Pennsylvania Statesman,"
that there is a feeble effort being made to clear
this gentleman from the charge of being on
"habitual disorganizer;". and of using his influ
ence, or rather the influence his position gives
him, for the purpose of defeating the democratic
candidate for the Legislature at the late election
Wc are sorry to hear that Senator Brodhead
so far forgets what he owes to the party that
placed him in his present position, as to link
himself to a gang of political renegades, and
use the influence of his party position to defeat
one of its regular nominees for the Legislature,
in the person of that sterling, honest and inde
pendent democrat, Hutter, of the Easton Argus.
We hoped better things from Mr. Brodhead, al
though we have .frequently heard that he and
his friends were using his franking privilege for
the purpose of circulating, through the South,
glanders against Hon. James Buchanan.
The Easton Argus charges Mr. Brodhead dU;
rectly with defeating Mr. Hutter, and we must
acknowledge that if our confidence in .the .vera
city of the Argus was not .one .half as great as
it is, we would doubt Senator Brodhead's ortho
doxy from the fact of his being defended only
by the Statesman.
The people doubt the political honesty of any
man who has to resort to the assistance of the
slanderers of Buchanan and Campbell ; political
degredation will be the inheritance of those w"ho
connect themselves with them and that Mr.
Brodhead lias .dona so ior oonuut be a rational
Is. there an honest democrat who would now
exchange the political reputation of Mr. Hutter,
the vilified, persecuted, and defeated candidate
for the Legislature, for that of Richord Brod
head, the confederate of the slanderers of Bu
chanan and Campbell, and the prime mover of
the organization to defeat Campbell and Hutter ?
Let Richard beware; the eyes of an indignant
people are upon him. Let him remember that
accidents such as elevated him to his present
exalted position do not occur twice in a lifetime;
and we predict that, politically, the prosperous
days of all and every one who connect them
selves with Cameron, Cummiugs &. Co. are num
bered the mark of Cain is on them.
The following is the article from the Argus
JHa" The Pennsylvania Statesman, well known
as Gen. Cameron's organ iu Philadelphia, be
sido attacking Mr. Bitiianax and Judge Camp
bell, undertakes, faintly enough it is true, to
defend Richard Brodhead against the charge
of disorganization. That Gen. Cameron's pa
per should defend his coadjutor is not at all
strange embarked as they are in the same en
terprise, it is their duty to stand by each other;
but it is strange that Senator Brodhead should
leave to a Philadelphia editor the task of deny
a charga made as it were in his own presence,
and that too after slumbering upon it for weeks.
The denial is not intended for this latitude.
Here where the facts are known it would only be
laughed at. This poor apology for exculpation
is to be sent abroad but it will not do. We
charge as wc have done before, that for two
successive years all his immediate friends who
come and go at his command who work and
operate at his beck and will who are in a
word his instruments, have hy bargain with tli
whigs got up a mongrel ticket and openly sup
ported it, to the defeat of the regular nomina
tions that Richard Brodhead himelf, though
endeavoring to conceal his participaton in the
nefarious work, secretly instigated and aided it
that he counselled and controlled it, and was
in fact its master spirit, and that his office was
ihe place where its details were principally ar
ranged. At home where the thing is well un-
ucrsioou, proofs are superfluous, but if Mr
Brodhead will himself deny the charge we
will spread the evidence before the democrcy of
Our Flag 1 There!
T - t l .
inner me above head the fulton Democrat of
last week has raised the name of Hon. James
n.-.. ... . ..
uLi.uA.tAA, ami ouresieemeu menu Saso.m, its
editor, in the following able article advances
solid reasons why Sir. B. should be the next
President of the United States:
In accordance with the repeatedly expressed
ujuiuona oi iuc i cupie ol this county, and in ac
cordance with our own feelings and" seutiments,
we this week place the name of James Buehnnl
an at our mast-head, as our choice for President
of the United States in lbo2. In advocating
V A i : . , r T, , . , . e
ii.i uaiuis w icnujjiTanus favorite Son, we
do but jrsncE to a great, national and patriotic
Democrat, and to the great, National Democratic
party an-i its time honored principles. .Mr
Buchanan has long been known as one of the
allft nn.1 tiiAct 4V.., ..1 .1.-.lr 1 . 1 ...
- - ivji. huiiv.-j uiiciiuiTs 01 me latter
never hesitating nor equivocating, but bold in
his advocacy of Democratic doctrine, and firm
as a rock in carrying it out. We honor him us
a Pennsylvauian, who has done much to elevate
mc character and standing of our native State
e honor him as an enlightened Statesman,
whose giant intellect, in the Senate and in the
Cabinet, have cast imperishable honor, both at
home and among the civilized nations of the
world, upon our National Government and v o
nonor him as a man in the social walks of life,
whose private character is pure and unsullied)
anu wnose benevolence is unbounded. As a
i atriot and Statesman, in the uuritv of his mo
tives and the honesty of his heart, he has no
superior. Love of Country is a prominent trait
in nis cnaractcr. As a man, and an honored
citizen of the old "Keystone State," his most
Ditter enemies have not dared to impeach his
fair name. He is the very soul of honor lib
eral and corteous, talented and high-minded,
firm and immovable in his opinions,- an ardent
lover 01 ucmobratic principles he has long been
our ideal of a President of the United States.
Pennsylvania has claims UDon her G!t
States that should be cancelled long have they
been neglected or set aside and she now pre-
Bciiis u:r iuobi laiemeu ana popular son, James
Buchanan, as her choice for the Presidpnov
She demands his nomination as a right not as
a favor. Since the formation of the Govern
ment, a period of cpward of seventy years, the
great State of Pennsylvania has not been hon
ored by the elevation of one of her sons to the
Chief Magistracy of the Union. And yet none
nave been more loyal to the Constitution o-i
the Laws than she, and nowhere are the nennl
more patriotic. No President has even been
elected directly by the people without hr vnt
and that vote has been almost uniformly cast
for a Democrat. We thereforo ni .
jnsgoinimity of pur brother Democrats ia othn
States, and ask that justice be done in the prc-j
mises, for by elevating Buchanan they will "give
honor to whom honor is due," nnd at the same
time secure the services of one who will be the
President of the wlrole nation, from Maine to
California. All his acts whilst in the public
service, proclaim him a Statesman of the most
liberal and extensive. views. . Sectionalism, and
narrow, bigoted measures, never found a resting
i i . - i i - . .
piuce iu iiis minu lie is now, as be ever has
been, a whole-souled, national democrat.
The exigencies of the times demand the elec
tion of just such a man to the Presidency one
who is known as a Bound, National Democrat,
and who is not tainted, nor will not tamper with
Abolitionism and Freesoilism. One too, in whom
the people, both North and South, can place im
plicit confidence, and in whose hands the Con
stitution and its Compromises will be safe !
Such a man is Jumes Buchanan.
To the utmost extent of our humble abilities,
and by all fair and honorable means, we will
urge his nomination by the National Democratic
Convention, and if iominated, as we believe he
will be, will spare no pains to elevate him to the
highest position, in our opinion, in the world
a position to which he will add grace and dig
nity, and a trust winch he will never betray
In so doing we will but perform a duty which
we owe to posterity and to our glorious country
hilst we ' advocate the claims of Mr. Bu
chanan, and believe that his nomination would
lead to a glorious Domocratic Triumph, we shall
not disparage the claims of .Cass, Douglass,
Hoivsio-n, Bltler, Foote, and others who arc
named in connection with the same office.
cw York "Art Union."
The November No. of the Bulletin of the above
patron of Art is a superior number and entitled
to conmMJtiou. Tvi-j iDer of 5 will
receive without fail the following fine engravings,
all National ia their character, a fact that should
entitle them to the attention of all lovers of
American Art. Mexican Xeics by Jones; Crop
sey's Harvesting ; Kensett's Mount Washington :
Mount's Bargaining for a Horse; Ranney's
Marion Crossing the Pedee ; Woodville's Old '76
and Young '48 ; a set of engravings worth at
least 25; .also one chance to draw a painting
worth from -2QQ to SI WO. To those who ad
mire works of Art, thC J?f -sent is a favorable
opportuaity to obtain standard pr'nfs at a low
pree to adorn tmd beautify their houses i?:'b
scriptions received at bis office, or they can be
forwarded to Andrew Warner, Esq., Correspond
ing Secretary, New York. The distribution
takes place in December.
The following extractsirom three Ohio papers
in reference to our recently elected Canal 4Jom
missioner speak for themselves. i
Many of our readers will recollect the invete
rate story teller and everlasting taller, Seth
Clov-er, who s through this region last win
ter, peddling a patent right for punif 3. Well
that self-same Seth has been elected by a majo
rity of about 10,000 to the most re-ponsible
oflice in the State -of. Pennsylvania, vh: Canal
Commissioner. Folks up in Clarion, his own
county, which gave him 1100 majority ' may
think that Seth is a great man, but people down
here would not suppose him to be fit for the of
fice. Irontotcn Register, Ohio (Whig.)
Seth gave us, also, a call, told us stories, tal
ked politics with us, predicted his nomination
and election this fall. He seems to succeed well
in most of his undertakings, as he disposed of
his pump right in a short time and went back
to nlJ lr'nylvuny rejoicing. Success to Seth
in his new position, and may he be (in) Clover
all his blessed days. Portsmouth DesjHiieh, Ohio
The Whigs will'fir.d that Seth Clover can turn
his hand to any kind f labor, rather than
plunder or starve the treasury. Seth is one of
God's nobleman, who never sleeps while he Las
his work to perform.
During his stay here, we became intimately ac
quainted with him, and found him as well versed
in politics as in pumps. We are under many
obligations to Mr. Clover for his warm personal
feelings, nnd no one voted for him in the Key
stone State, who rejoices more ai his cuccess
than we do. Columbus, Ohio, Stotesman.
Cane to Mr. Uuclianan.
e cut the following from the St. Louis
Wc had a visit yesterday from Dr. Lieh, of
Lucas county, Iowa, who is on his way east, and
is the bearer of a splendid hickory cane to the
Hon. James Buchanan, of Pennsylvania, from
the sterling Democracy of th.-t.new and growing
country. e learn from him that a large por
tion of Iowa are the warm and devoted friends
of that distinguished statesman, and advocate
his nomination by the Democratic .National Con
vention, not only on account of his commanding
talents and devotion to the great interests of
Democracy, but because of his availability and
uevotion to the -Constitution and the Union
This tribute of respect will be more highly ap
prcciated by Mr. Buchanan than a more costly
gift. The stick, a rough and plain hickory
club, is emblematic of the Democracy in Iowa,
irom wnom it comes, and is moreover a fitting
tribute to the man who resembles Gen. Jackson
so closely in character, and who, if eleeted to
the Presidency, will, we feel assured, carry out
the true doctrines t)f the Constitution with as
mndi tirmness and energy as when Jackson
himself was at the helm to guide the 6liip of
State through all her storms and troubles.
Drawln? for Terms by the
prcme Court Judges.
Harrisburg, Nov. 14. The drawing for the
term each Judge of the Supreme jCourt, recently
elected, is to fulfil, took place in this city, to
day. Jeremiah S. Black drew the three year
term, and is hence, the Chief Justice for that
term. Ellis Lewis drew six years, and will fol
low Judge Black, as Chief Justice. J. B. Gib
son drew nine years. Walter II. Lowrie drew
twelve years, and Richard S. Coulter drew the
full term of fifteen years.
The first election to fill a vacancy, created by
law, will be that of Judge Black, and will be for
fifteen years; and the succeeding elections will
be in the order of the shorter terms, as they
The Dublin World, a radical Irish paper, talks
about the annexation of Ireland to the United
States. Go ahead, r
New and Dangerous Counterfeit t
New Counterfeit $5 notes on the Philadelphia
Bank have made their appearance. They are
letter "A," variously filled tip. The general
appearance of the note is good. The medalions
and the faces of the females in the vignette ore
imperfect. Two commas between the names of
" Underwood and Bald and Draper A Under
wood, are omitted. The dots between the
words 44 Five Five," on the upper and lower
margins are oblong in the good notes, and square
in the counterfeit.
We are indebted to the editors of Bicknell's
Reporter, for the following description of a new
Lancaster Bank, Lancaster, Pa., l's Re-issue
relief. The general appearance of these notes
is capitally calculated to deceive the unwary,
though the paper is somewhat different from
that on wliich the genuine are printed the lat
ter being white tinged with pink. The engra
ving, as a whole, is quite defective. The figure
in the Vignette has but three .fingers on the left
hand. So also the female on the left part of .the
note, who has an arm round an anchor :lier
right hand is minus a finger. Above this figure
is a female whose right arm rests upon the top
of the anchor; in the genuine her neck is bare
whilst in the bad note there seems to be two or
three strings of beads around it; her right arm
is very badly engraved and is indistinct ; in the
genuine it is perfectly formed and quite as dis
tinct as any part of the engraving. The names
of the Engravers, Tappen, Carpenter, Casilear &
Co., poorly done.
The Memphis Enquirer relates the following
curious and interesting occurrence; "Since the
commencement of the term of the Circuit Court
for our county, it became necessary for Merri
weather, brother of the gentleman some time
since murdered in our county, to attend .as prose
cutor of Peterson, the perpetrator of the .horrible
crime. It so happened that he rode the horse
that his deceased brother was riding an .the dav
of his murder by Peterson. He was in the coni-
pCr' f sonic friend, and travelled the same
road, xie "rse is a very fine spirited bay, do
cile in temper, an.'J with an intelligent eye.
When they approachea n?r the scene of the
murder, the horse mauifestect evident signs of
alarm and restlessness.
'Observing the singular conduct of the liorsC,
Merriwetlier determined to give him the rein,
and watch his movements. As he approached
near the spot of the murder, lie elevated his head
and tail, and appeared to be -watcMul and fre
quently uttered fhe snort so peculiar to spirited
horses when apprehensive of danger. The noble
animal finally smelt the ground and trailed the
course which the body of his former master had
been conveyed. by the murderer. He finally
reached the spot, smelt the ground and pawed
and snorted. He then took a circle in the woods
at a tmo&eraite toot, returned to the place where
the "body was "found, .and repeated fhe same cere
mony. This Tie did several times in succession.
And when reined up it was with great difficulty
that he was forced to leave the place. Isihis
instinct, reason, or what is it?
A Mortifying Fait
The Southern Literary Messenger in n in
teresting, although melancholy notice -of tlc
resting place of the bones of Ex-Preeidcnt X'adi
son, relates the following:
"A correspondent of the Southern Era, a
pleasing weekly paper of our city, devoted to
the cause of Temperance, describing a visit to
Montpelier the former seat of President Mad
ison tells that there is not even the rudest
headstone to mark the spot where the remains
of that illustrious man are deposited. This in
telligence fills us with surprise. It is indeed
a mrtifyiug fact that one of Virginia's most
distinguished sons should be thus neglected in
the grave. A few years and who shall say, in
the strange mutations and vicissitudes of trme,
that the ploughshare may not rudely disturb
the nshes of the mighty dead? No lineal des
cendants were given the great statesman to
perpetuate his family and guard the Lares of the
hemcstead. But shall not the burial-place of
Madison be iconsidered sacred by all Virginians,
and should -n the exact six feet of earth which
his ashes occupy be marked with some endu-
Ting memorial, while those jet live who can
point at the spot, beyond the possibility of a
-It may be remarked here as a singular om
ission on part of the Commonwealth, that neither
public monument, nor statue, nor painting, has
ever been erected to Mr. Madison. If wc mis
take not, one of the statuos to be executed by
Crawford for the pedestrals a round the base of
the Virginia Washington Monument, is to rep
resent him as the type of jurisprudence. We
would if possible, have his form and features
transmitted to posterity in every way, in marble
and on canvass, to be seen in our capitols and
universities while the Commonwealth shall sur
vive. But this is of inferior moment to the du
ty -of guarding his remains against desecration,
for what need has he of a monument while
stands the perfect constitution of his country,
which came from his hands, totus, teres atqvt
What needs our hero for his honored bones,
The labor of an age in piled stones?
Or that his hallowed reliques should be hid
Under a starry poiuting pyramid?
Dear .son of memory, great heir of fame
What need's thou such weak witness of thy name?
Thou in our wonder and astonishment
Hast built thyself a live-long monument.
The proposition for a mixed Convention be
tween the Bentonites and Anti-Bentouites, don't
meet with much favor from -"Old Bullion" as
will be seen from the following extract of a let
ter, from him to M. Blair, Esq., of St. Louis:
"I answ er instantly and truly, that I would
rather sit in council with the six thousand dead,
who died of cholera in St. Louis, than to go into
convention with such a gang of scamps, and
that is my sentiment to day. The point is to
defeat them; the public require it We 6hall be
stronger when they are gone, and what is more
wo shall be clean."
ELEVEN DAYS LATER. FKOM CAIAFOKHIA. j
ARRIVAL OF THE
1 A - ILL
New Yobk, Nov. 1C, 11 P. M.
The steamship Daniel Webster arrived at half-
past 10 o'clock this evening, via San Juan, with
California Unites to the 15th ult., being eleven
The agricultural iuterests were prosperous.
Tlio minino now M Ttrv faVOTabl. NeW
discoveries of gold are daily being made.
The quartz mining attracts great attention
The steamer California, from San Francisco,
tnYk niitppn linn dred thousand in cold. Two
other steamers took large amonts.
Sixty thousand dollars have been received in
the Treasury of California, for fines, taxes and
Crime was on the increase in San Francisco.
Many criminals have returned from the interior.
The yield of gold for the present year will be
greater than for any previous year
Steam communication between California and
,the .Sandwich Islands is about being accom
plished. Movements arc on foutibr a Railroad to Sacra-
Real Estate was active, and advancing in
The Alta Californian thinks that the move
ment for a division of the State will amount to
The project for supplying San Francisco with
water seems to be falling through.
The steamer Republic, on a voyage from Pa
jiania, struck on a rock twenty miles from San
Francisco. The water ran in at a rapid rate
and extinguished the fires. The passengers
were rescued, and finally the steamer was got
off badly damaged.
The papers of the 0th are filled with outrages,
duels, and murders. There is a strong talk of
reviving the Vigilance Committee.
Major Reading, the late Whig candidate for
Governor, was badly wounded by the accident'
discharge of a pistol, while hunting,
Lynching to a considerable -extent was
practiced in the mines.
The Mormons have purchased the Rancho del
Bernardino for $100,000. They intend to build
a large city there to connect with tke great Salt
Lake city, by railroad, and secure a port is San
li'ieg? f1" their maritime intercourse with the
The news from Southern California is of the
utmost importance. The papers of that section
are coming out strongly for a Convention to
divide the State. Santa Barbara is the place
fixed for holding the Convention. anous coun
ties are engaged in selecting delegates. An ad
dress is to be prepared by the Convention for
circulation, and a petition is to be presented to
the Legislature at an .early day, in favor of a
division of the "State.
The news from the miners at Carson's Valley
is very Srseournging. A company of sixty were
taking out but two ounces daily.
The miners of the Middle Fork were doing
extremely well. Several new discoveries of gold
Jiave becu made at Cold Spring.
.VurifeTous quartz has been discovered within
the city limits of San Francisco.
The teamer North America, arrived frm
Panama in thirteen days, .the quickest trip on
The rainy season is abut commencing.
The financial affairs of California arc very
The advices from Oregon bring tho tonchiiivn
of important treaties with the Iudians.
Valuable gld mines have been discovered in
Oregon also a valuable mine of Aathracite
coal ia Charlca River, f.ur miles from Astoria.
Gov. Gaines has left on a visit to ?n Fran
cisco. THE SANDWICH ISLANDS.
Vhe news from the Sandwich Islands docs not
possess much interest.
Mount Maunsola, which lias been closed for a
long time, is now belching forth liquid lava.
The island of Kaheolane was on fire through
out the whole length, for 14 miles the shrub
bery having been accidentally fired by some
fishermen. The island is uninhabited, except
by a few convicts.
A letter from San Francisco says that the
mines are yielding a good return, and the com
mencement of another year, it is believed, will
find our foreign obligations much relieved, and
a large proportion of our receipts from the miners
will remain invested with us. Much more con
fidence is being felt in most kinds of securities,
and in city and State stocks an improved feeling
exists. Our city has recovered, to a great de
gree, from the disasters by fire, and merchants
and business men are again on their feet, with
more energy than ever. Many foreign houses
have been permanently established in our city,
and a large amount a capital is seeking invest
The California Courier says that a gentleman
called on us yesterday, and exhibited a letter
from a friend in the mines, dated Sandy Ber, or
Yankee Slide, which gives a glowing account of
the mines in that region, and that some $30,000
per week is taken from the slide, and that it is
not uncommon for a claim fifteen feet to yield
from $1000 to $2500 per day.
From every region of the gold diggings we
hear the most encouraging news.
Interesting Southern Items.
Baltimore, Nov. 1410 P. M. The Southern
mail to-night brought the back mail due from
The ship Francis Fage, arrived at New Or
leans, on the 4th, from New Y'ork, with 260 U.
The Havana correspondent of the New Orleans
Ficayune says that Mr. Thrasher, the late editor
of the Faro Industrial, will undoubtedly be
banished for ten years. Some of his friends
are afraid that he will be garroted, as the Cu
bans are afraid of his extensive knowledge of
the Island. The letter confiims the report of
tho arrest of tho brother f Mr. Thrasher.
From Our Exchauiei.
The Harredeburg (Ky.) Ploughman ,kt
drought has been so excessive in Grant Count
that it has dried up all the cows! At la,t
was the apology of a tavern-keeper fr plcit
no milk, or butter on the table.
The Tribune, speaking of the safe arrii
Power s " Eve," says, "it is also unbroken
unmarried, after all the rough usage it has re
ceived." Very naughty of Madamoiselle ETJ
the mother of the whole human race, anj
An English countess young and blooming
taken up abode at St. Augustine, Florida for
certain period, in order. to obtain a divorce from
her antiquad husband;and this winter setfrii
of her distinguished friends are expected htri
from Camden, in a yacht.
The "Scientific American" states, on wh i1
calls reliable authority, that if at two feet abo
the throat of your chimney, you enlarge th r..
pening to double me size lor a space oft,
feet, then carry up the rest as at the first, your
chimney will never smoke.
Worthy Or Her Faiher. Ball's Lift ia
London recently strted that a lady had lull i
less than 20,000 (100,000,) on the Derby ra
ces. Limerick Chronicle Bays the lady i. tj,e
only daughter of the poet Lord Byroa! "Xl
sole daughter of my house and heart."
A Monster. A man named Taylor Martv,
was executed at Campbell ilie, Ky., 6ft iti
nesday week, for the murder of hia al
afterwards burning fcer remains. He confws
to the murder, and also to the murder of m i
of his infant children !
There are strange circumstances freqaent r
occurring about election times and one uf tJ,
many is the fact that the only Native American
in Perry County was refused a vote, because Le
had not his certificate of naturalization to proe
his right to the same. He was born iu EngWi.
Air fJi'o l . . "
kM that wm
"v fetvai --viiirncan imanactta-
year, three of the Sun, and three of the M,oo
There will be a great eclipse ef the Moo, tbt
Gth and 7th of January next, visible and total
iu this section. Duration three hours and Tony
A country paper says that rats may be ex
pclld from your cellars and granaries simply by
scattering n few stalks and leaves of mullen in
their patfcSv There is srtnlHng very annoying
in this plant to the rat. It affords, therefore, a
very easy method for a most perplexing evil, and
much more economical and less troublesome tln
rat exterminator," cats, or traps.
The London papers, in speaking of works of art
in the great exhibition, mention a newly invent i
very small, powerful waistcoat pocket las, tbe
iize of a walnut, by which a person can be wn
and known one and a half miles dittant, and
ships are clearly seen at twelve and fourtwn
The propose enlargement of the capitol at
Washington, a correspondent of the New York
Journal of Commerce says, will cost five mil
lions of dollars. Tbe marble and stttinf f.r
the exterior ntt cost at lean twelve hundrel
thousand fioHarrs, and that for the interior M
much more. The wholt preacnt app ropriat.a
far the work M enly one Lcndre thousand dol
lars. The Swiss Conul at Havre, repent to 1
Government that the American Government 1st
given very severe instruction to their captaic
eainst taking out invalid emigrants. "T
of our fellow-countrymen ys b). wha L!
eack a wooden leg, after engarinj a p5f t
the Cnited States, ere rufusej to be ulm ta
board of any American veel. and conirV.!rd li
return to Switzerland."
The N. Y. Herald profees to have been la
formed "upon high authority that a traatv
from his Majesty, Kamchamaha, the Secuni.
King of the Sandwicii Island, proposicjc ti
annexation of those Islands to the United 5tatf
has been transmitted to the government 0
Washington, and is now among the files of th
ttg-Fow go-a-head young ladies, Miws ET
Irving, Miss Kate Seymour, Miss Grace Forrw
ter, Mil Miss Eliza Marchmont, advertise them
selves in the Troy Whig as severally in want 6
a husband. They will receive sealed proposal,
through the Post office, post paid, and widow
ers are especially notified not to apply, as ta
tadies do not deal in second hand goods.
A few days since, a panther escaped from a
menagerie, at Hackensack, N. Y., and took t"
the bush in the neighborhood of Bull's Ferry,
from whence as yet, it has not been eapture I
The animal occasionally visits the village, a" 1
creates a good desff fear. The other nigh',
it followed a mansion? the road, un to his d r
and he was only enabled to keep the creature
off by frequently prese nting the lighted end cf
The rittsburg Chronicle, of the 20th ulL, ssy s:
A man in Alleghany city shot a woman on Satur
day. Thejr had been engaged to be married to
each other. lie had been absent from the ty
a short time and returned on Saturday, and cal'ei
at her house to see her. lie met"her at the do J",
and on his attempting to kiss her, she push .si
him away and told him she had been m&rr'td
to another man. This so exasperated him,
that he went away and got a pistol, and ret r
ned and shot her in the arm. She is not d Q
A Paris letter to the New York Courier s;J-'
I understand that the papers and doeumeit
pertaining to the claim of the United Suk
against Portugal, placed many months ago i
the hands of M. Bonaparte, for his guidance i
the arbitration submitted to him, still lie un"!'''-
turbed in the drawers of the Elysee, into wbi.a
they were huddled immediately after their re
ception. I am not sorry to learn this, and
not without hope that the course of events "
France, will be such as to allow us without 0 f
fence, to reclaim the papers before M. Bonapsf
shall have found .time ta xaraint them, 3V
make up hi decision."