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,w>; reputation by his recent conduct. The Democratic politicians seem, howev ft, iliuig to imitate him, and are trying fo persuade the people that the leading Kepub i0...,j are responsible for the acts t f Drown and his Land, but they will iail t* signally as Gov. Wi-e has done. Kic.CA> has adopted a Constitution urn! formed a State Government, and only n*nits the recognition by Congres to be yotne the thirty-fourth State in the Con fideraey. The following State officers all ei wh-.'Ui are Republican in their politics. Lavfc 'bccu elected; Governor, Charles Romnson 5 Lieutenant Governor. Joseph I' Root; Secretary of State, John W Robinson;" Auditor, George S. 11 illyer ; Treasurer, Wm. T hoi an ; Attorney Gen eral, Bcitj. F. Simpson; Superintendent / f I'tibli.c Instruction, Wm. R. Irt i frit It ; Cliief Justice Supreme Court, Thomas Kwing, Jr.; Associate Justices, Samuel A. Kin/man, Lawrence D. Builev; Con gress, F. Conway. tgrThe House of Representatives is gradually, though slowly,' approaching to the election of a Speaker. Mr. Adrain of Jersey yesterday declared his purpose to vote for the plurality rule when ) e should iisoover thst a Speaker Could not be chosen without, and he deemed s very men ber a disorgauizer who would r-jfme to do the same thing. We think Mr. Adrain must soon begin to have doubts on the question whether a in ajo r iv rote for Speaker is poss.ble ; or, rath tr, we should say we think ho can have ro doubts whatever on that proposition. After balloting a month, the majority is iust as distant as it was at the beginning. Cannot Mr. Adrain see in this fact a ! • Ht'ht intimation that a majority vote is! rn impossibility? Let Mr. Adrain come 1 ** one then, to the point, and insist on 1 the plurality iu!e. It is threatened in some quarters that! the House shall not bo alluwed to adopt the plurality iule, even if a majority do ! i..and it. Whenever a majority slia.!': make up their minds it is best to have it, j we have no doubt thev will find moans to j enforce their determination. Only let tlic will exis:, and there will be away! found to exercise it. that nia ! jorlfy is forthcoming, we shall insist upon i feeing a continuous tession <Jay and night t:ll the oontest is finally ended and ai Speaker cho rp. and wo have no doubt that such will be the temper of the ma- 1 jority, without much urging. Such, at j least, wa are quite sure is the temper of; the country. 'There is a rapidly-growing : itnpatienco at the trifling already maci-j felted. Initio rctnatks of Mr. RriggsJ we trust we discern a similar disposition! ti, that manifested by Mr. Adrian, tho'' he fails to express it with tho distinct-' ness we should bo "lad tp Tri lunr } 7 th. The ltraneh aiidGron' DSRicul tj—( aril oi Mr. Uiuncli. Mr. Branch has published a card, in which, after reciting the words consider f-d by hini as offensive, uttered by Mr. j Grow on the floor of Congress, and tht ; coil quy which ensued, he proceeds thus : CADD. Immediately after the occurrence T ad dressed to Mt. Grow, and Lauded to n;v : friei.d Mr. Ibiusluw for delivery, a nolo, j of which the fallowing is a copy : " WASmsfiTCS L'lll*. Dec. 29. 1859. ."Sir: You will please uarae a time and plac", ouuiffi- tut District of Columbia, at which you will receive iicju rnc a commnni cauou in writing. '• Verv rcspcctfullv, L. O'B. BRANCH. 41 Hon. Galuslra A. Grow." On tho copy of this nqtg, retained, i an endorsement by Mr. Y/iusiow, in these words : "The note, of which thi3 is a copy, was handed to me by ilr. Branch ; mmediately after the colloquy between him and Mr. Grow. No opportunity occurred of delivering it, without ait-acting undue attention, until I met Mr. Grow at the Capitol on Friday. WARRKX WiNat.ow." Dming Friday evening. I received from Mr. Grow, through the Hon. 11 E. Fen ton, of New York, a reply of which tho followiug is a copy : 14 WASHINGTON CITY, Dec- 30, 1850. 7 P. M. "Fir; Your note of the 29th instant was placed in my hands by your friend, Governor Wiusiow, at 12 o'clock M. to day. I know of nothing that makes it necessary for tue to name a time ant} place outside the District of Columbia to re ceive from you a communication in writ ing. Your note was doubtlss- -as nothing else has occurred between us—based up on ren arks made by me in debate in the flousG of Repiescutatives in reply to your speech impugning my motives and the integrity or my acts as a legislator. On that occasion I used no language in vio tian of parliamentary law and not warrant ed by your remarks thus impugning my couuuct. If your note is to be consider ed of a hostile character then T 1 ave this to reply : Regaidiuu duelling as at vari ance with the precepts of the Christian religion and the sentiments of a Christian peopje, -£nd it being prohibited and de p'.aied u crime by the faws enacted by the of which we are members, I cannot recognise it as a justifiable mode of set tling difficulties among men, even in cases jf unwarrantable provocation; Lut my personal rights, and the freedom of debate guarantied by the constitution, I shall de leud whenever they arc assailed. Very respectfully yours, "GALUSIIA A. GROW. "To Hon. L. O'B. Branch." By (lose who arc acquainted with the •penal code of this district, to which my J attention is drawn by Mr. Grow in hi? . letter, it will be readily understood that - no ether course is left me than to pub r'lish this narration, and leave the whole r matter to the impartial judgement of : honorable men of ail sections of the coun- I try. L O B BRANCH. Washington City, January 2, 18(50. 1 THY Freeman s Journal (Catholic and Democratic! publishes at length the cor respondence between Grow and Branch, ljanitliu3 handsomely compliments the ,! Pennsylvania Representative : "Y\ o depart iraru our rule now, to cx -1 press our er.tire commendation of the eonrse taken by Mr. Gabishn A. Grow ! in regard to Mr. L O B. Branch. These ; - 'aenjlemcn arc known to their respective ; friends ro be men of determined nhys- Hical courage, but Mr. Grow has shown ; I 'that he is equally possessed of the high ''er quality of moral courage. HiS plea ds n >t by any means that he is a non ! combatant His answer implies that he lisa thorough fighting man—but he de Iclines violating at once the laws cf the ', Christian religion, and the laws of his 1 country, by accepting the barbarous and i unreasonable appeal to a deliberrte trial ;of skill at murder. Mr. Grow is a politi |ea! opponent, but wo must say that, in this matter, he has entitled himself to the respect'of civilized mtp." THY Washington correspondent of the W. Y. E crating Post understands that Mr. Corwin has fixed upon a time when Hie uLI desert Sherman. Meeting onepf Lis colleagues the uther day, ha said; '"Well, , I have concluded upon a ■time when I shall stop voting for Sher-, ■man, iu short when I will abandon him, | ! ind try somebody else." (Indeed!" rc-, plied Lis colleague, a little alarmed, i i.O * # 1 "i chen is your time ?'' Corwin looked, ! very grave and solemn as he replied, in , a low tone of voice, " VYheu old Gabriel, : blows his last trump i" I jicttfc Jounuil CO! SJ>EI4*IMSIIY, 6 B I | 4 uUi-jcuii ;.<}OiMiiip, I.tii. iB6o. : 3 "s."cTIAS:TE0IDIFANTPL'3USHE Wc are indebted to Hons Jis. T.I 1 Hale and John Covode for Congressional | I favors. Onr pajiei* is two d:ifs behind time! ! this week in consequence of a. failure in rc ceiviug some paper ordered last week. IQ, Tho United Sti tes Dtbatiug Club is ! still agitating the slavery question at Wash ! ington, instead of try ing to resolve themselves ' into their legitimate province as a branch of] Congress. The Republicans are, however, ■ gaining ground rapidly, in consequence of the internal disagreements of the Democrats. CSfThe uianly letter of Mr. Grow in reply to the challenge of L. O B. Branch will receive the unqualified approbation lof every b on? -t bi Hie north of whatever parly, and certainly of Lis partisan friends. It is a model reply to bullyistn and braggaflocia, wLilsl not one jot or tittle of true maqiiuoci is sacrificed i by it. i S&*W e have received, under the frank 'of our young and much esteemed friend, Edw'tl MoPhcrson, M. C. from the , Adilius District, a copy of tLe "Address j of the People's Club of Philadelphia, iu tavor of Gen. eimon Cameron lor the next Presidency cf tLfl United States." It emanates from the Philadelphia Cam -1 cron Club—not the Republican Club I —and is a biography of its distinguished subject, closing with au appeal for his ' nomination. I A terrible casualty occurred at Law • rence, Mass., on Tuesday last. At 5 o cloak, P. M , tho pt uiborton Cotton Mills, in which i TOO operatives were at work, fell to the ground with a sudden crush, burying about four hun i dred persons in the ruir.s, many of whom were extricated in great agony, and others dead. After many were extricated, about midnight fire broke out in the ruins, and ': drove the rescuers away, the fire spreading ; very rapidly. The groans of the wounded and dying, as they v/ere overtaken and burn ed to death, were heard by the spectator?, : but no assistance could be rendered to tfieip ! Some 200 persons arc supposed to have lost 1 their lives by this wholesale calamity. BCSL. Thirty-six citizens of Berea, Madison county, Kentucky, were catll®d froqa their homes and driven to Ohio, on the 30th ult., for entertaining anti-slavery sentiments—not expressing them. Tbcy were the neighbors and friends of the Rev. John G. Feu, who has ; been lecturing in the North on Slavery, and they were suspected of sympathising with his views. They were notified by the pro-slavery . citizens of Richmond (the county-seat) to ! leave the Sta'e w il'uin ten days. They imme diately seat a committee of three to Governor , Magoffin, asking his protection, which was .refused and the parties advised by him to leave the State, to prevent the necessity of his , using his constitutional and official power to preserve the rights of his copstituentg. This is what may be called an illustration of the weight of southern Governors when brought in conflict with the crazy disunion projects lof southern revolutionists and pro-slavery 1 propagandists. It is a costly one, too, for ! the "peculiar institution''—being equal to .! thirty-six drgger3 in tue heart of Kentucky i welfare There is one anti-slavery mau iu Kentucky who cannot be driven from it alive. ( and that is Cti3sius M. Clay. He will stand up for Republican principles tbere against all odds, aud if needs be, with revolver in hand to defend t iers against unwarrantable abuse. | Xo Louser "Hud-Sills." ; i The gentle sentence which Mr. Hammond' of South Carolina saw fit to pronounce upon the working-men of the North, at the last ses sion of :lie Ssjnato. has been superseded by j ! one more expressive. It was too weak—too 1 inexpressive—to unaristoeratic fur the fire-' eaters. Again, it was not comprehensive or 'general enough in its application—it only j embraced one class of people at the North— 1 tho working-men, who, he declared were the •'mud-sills of northern society"—and he said it in a derisive manner, too, because he desir- j cd to make certain northern Senators who i were weak-kneed feel ashamed of their con-: stjtuencies. The South wanted a stronger; term —one that would embrace not only the j physical and mechanical laborers of the north ern people, but also the mental and mend ! workers. They are successful in finding a term to suit the emergency, as well as a man i to give it expression—t• at man being one of the great family who have contrived so to di vide their political faith as to be always goo'- \ for two or three of the fatiest offices in J-he! gift of any national administration of whaWv-1 er grade of politics—the Masons. The ftou-' orable Senator from Virginia has cent forth the edict against the North—comprehensive, j strong, impressive and expressive. Hereafter 1 be it known that we, that is, t'no northern j Skates are " servile States" —a condition vast- ; !v more dc?rading than that of the lashed , , ' and shackled yellow sons and daughters of 1 the great F. F. Y's—and paiticularly of the; Mason ic stripe. (Here, by- tbe-by, we would j suggest to the honorable Senator from Vir ginia, that his name is entirely Loo vulgar for his aristocratic blood—it is too suggestive of " servile '-ness; and therefore we trust he vv ill endeavir soon to discover that his ances tors spelled their name with as: thus J/ma/n.; j But to return to our subject. Senator Doolit'e. of Wisconsin, did not un- i 7 , i derstand the exact application of Mr. Mason's ! new and significant term, and therefore took occasion to ask an explanation—under the impression that the said Mr. Mason was mis- j apprehended by him. The explanation came i in ihe way of an analysis of the word and its! hearings upon politics and society. We find the explanation thus in the Globe: " In common parlance, since this unhappy question has arisen in our country, this sec-1 tional division, in the attempt to distinguish ! between the States where there were slaves and the States where there wire no slaves, ' they have been called on the one side slave I States, and on the other side the free Slates, i Those among whom I live have never taken j any exception to the designation of that see-, tion of the country as the slave States —know- ing it meant those States where there were' slaves. Ido not know that,the honorable j Senator took any exception to the term ; but I I do not see that any exception can be taken ! to the term ■' sci vile" us applied to those States j where there are no slaves. Certainly, in speak- j ing of the shn e Suites, they do no', mean States | that are not as free as any of the Stat *•< the Confederation —quite as free, if not freer ; but j they are designated as slave States, and no ■ exception is taken to the term. The other States, sir. are not the free States. They might possibly be called servant States— j States where there is a class of their popula- i tion in bondage and bondsnjen, although ctr- J taiuly not in any offensive sense—bondsmen, , not slaves ; men who are subjected to the will of others—the servants. You have all gpt : servants and your constituents have servants, j From the necessity of their condition, there is! a serving class In the so-called free States as J there is a serving class in the slave States—l those who are subjected by contract to the will of ethers. They are servants, and are always called so—known so in the legal ac-, eeptation of the term. It is unnecessary to i go into the derivation of servants from the Latin word servio, to serve." There you have it in plain English, me chanics of the north. When you make a uon tracf to build a house, or do any other kind j of labor for money, you are worse than the' black slaves of the South—you ata slaves by i contract, they by force; therefore, you are the: baser of the two, because you are so volunta rily. Your sir. is in the commission of your ! rights, theirs in the omission of theirs ; erjo: j the sin of commission is greater than the sin ! of omission. But that is not ali the honorable Mason means by the term "servile," We of, the North, being members of one body politic,; are all slaves—slaves by our own election, or. j in the words of the honorable Senator from Virginia,-" servants by contract." And thus! docs tho great expounder of southern senti ment extinguish, at one fell blew of his gas-i ometrical windpipe, our right to the term free States : and thus are the "mud-sills j of northern society" deprived of their right to ; untlerlie the gigantic brick-and-mortar work —(we mean no disrespect to the honorable j I Senator of Virginia) which constitutes j northern society. Verily the North is no more ; j its foundation is taken away, its best energies; impressed into aristocratic servitude; its mind j and body equally prostrated and abased; —' how in the name of the god Moloch is it to be . j preserved against the mighty sentence of the owner and father of many bondsmen? En-1 lightepfd Europe | holy Asia! unexplored j Ethiopia ! can ye not raise us from the degrad- j atiqu of "servile States," >uid place us in eqi- j I libra with our great Mason's slaves? TSic I)x(ravagarore and Profli gacy oi' taitt Pro-Slavery Party. Slavery is not only the meanest of des potisms —it is also the most expensive, Wherever the Slave-holders or their al-j iies arc in the ascendant, there thefinan ! oes are in bad condition. Ifyoubeiu with township affairs, and then proceed step by step tu the affairs of the Nation,; you will find this rulo to hold good, that, hunkerism, debts and reckless expenses go together; whether in the management c o / z> 'of Township, County, State or National | affaire, Take the present factious oppo sition of the Slave-holders and doughfaces in Congress as an illustration. These men know that many of the Mail Con tractors are nearly mined for the want of money long since due them for carrying the mails, and that every day's delay is bringing some of them to bankruptcy. What do the Slave-holders care for this? No more than they do for the ruin of the slaves on their plantations. What do Pro-slavery men throughout the Free States enre for it ? Nothing. Let bank ruptcy come on the Nation rather thau let a .Republican Speaker be elected. Rut it is to a statement of the finances of the National Government that we de >ire the special attention of our readers. We rjuote below from the W. Y. Llerald, because that paper is the especial cham pion of the Administration, and there fore, if there is an honest administration man in this county, wo ak him to read tilts exhibit, and say how long he is wil ling to have the administration in such hands : . j INCOME ACCOCXT Customs, $19,565,824 3S Public hind?, 1.756,687 30 .Miscellaneous, 2,082,550 33 Total $53,405,071 01 EXPENSE ACCOUNT. Civjl list, $23,635,820 9-1 Interior Depart ment, 4,753,972 CO War Depart ment, 23.343,822 38 Navy Depart ment, 14.722,610 21 -- r— 6(3,846,236 13 Actual deficit of income $12,941,155 12 In addition to this deficit, the government had to provide lm-ans to meet the twirthcus inherited fconj tne pn~t. and to pay interest on debt to the amount of 17.405,285 44 Excess of expense over inr/cme $30,340,440 56 To meet this great disproportion be tween expenses and income, resort has been had to the fallacious system of bor rowing, and ercating a debt for future payment. Thus stands the BOUNOWED MONEY ACCOUNT. Cash in han-d July 1, 1858, $6,393,316 10 Less oash iukaDd July 1, 1859, 4,339,275 54 Borrowed for cash balance, 5'2,059',940 59 Borrowed on Treasury notes, 9.06?.,4Q0 60 : Borrowed on loan of 1858, 18,620,000 00 Total bor'd money in 1858-9, $30,346,440 56; If this were the account of a private, individual, he would not have credit on 'Change for a single day; for however| great his assets might be, they could not stand such financiering during ordinary! business times. If wo were engaged iu : an expensive war for the defence of the j permanent interests of the country, which I compelled us to draw upon our fature re i sources for the purpose of securing those i interests, the creation of a puhlio debt would be pardonable; but that in a peri od of profound peace the Secretary of the Treasury should be compelled to borrow a sum nearly equal to sixty per cent, of the public income, is a reproach and a shame. ****** The Secretary goes on to show that the permanent public debt is $45,155,977 0(5, and the temporary debt on the 30th of June, 1859, was 515,040,800 more— making a total of 8(50,202,777 60, while the public buildings in process of erection have been stopped, and no provision has been made fur the redemption of twenty millions of treasury notes falling due on the 30th of June next. PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE. This body met a week ?go Thursday, and was a;ganged according to law. In the Senate, Ron. Win. M. Francis, of Lawrence, was elected Speaker; Rus sell Error, of Pittsburg, Chief Clerk ; C. P. Ramsdell, of Venango, Assistant Clerk; E. Cowan, Geo. M. Pattonand J. C. Lew is, Transcribing Clerks; Geo. M. Hill, Sergeant at-Arms—Daniel Crum and Cant. Wm. P. Brady, Assistants; Peter S. Marks, Roor Keeper—J. B. Himes and Joseph Riblet, Assistants Thos. Walker, Messenger—J. O. Robbs, Assistant. In the House, W. C. A. Lawrence, of Dauphin,reelected Speaker ; E. 11. Raucli of Mauch Chunk, Chief Clerk—John Ilail, Assistant ; John Picking, L. Ro gers, S. C. Slay maker and M. Weyaud, Transcribing Clerks; Jsreal Gutelius, Postmaster ; Jos. 11. Matthews, Sergeant at-Arms —John F. Lindermau of Berks, Samuel 11. Eale of Bunks, John Mech ling of Armstrong, aud Casper Gang of Allegheny, Assistant"; John C. Morgan, Doorkeeper—Wm. R. Gardy, John D. Rees, A W. Kitnmel and E. I) Pickett, Assistants ; A. D. Davis, of Venango, Messenger—[as. P Williams, John G. Clothier, IJ. G. Gibson aud G. H. Kirln, Assistants. The usual committees wore appoint ed id either House to wait on the Gov ernor and the other Branch, and the Rules of 1859 adopted by both Branches —in the House on motion of Mr. Mann. The Governor's Message was road in both Houses on Weduesday. It is an able State papor, principally discussing i the affairs of this commonwealth. We will publish it in full next week. It was | ordered that 7 0(H) eopies in English aud 2,000 in German, be printed for the use of the House. We are indebted to Gov. Packer, and Messrs. Benson, Mann and WiHiston for early and neatly printed pamphlet copifs of the Message. We arc also indebted to Messrs. Mann and Benson for early copies of the Auditor General's Report. • Wc coueratulate our frieuds llaucli, of the Mauch Chunk Gazette , Rogers, of the McKeau Oitizev , Cowan, of the War ren Mail, and Krret of the Piitsburg Gazette , on their "good fortune" in get tiug positions. Wc made a movement for a clerkship in the Senate, but learn ed that it was no use in time to save us much trouble, our Senator being already committed to our friend Cowan. We are however, much wiser for what effort we did make —iearning that to obtain such a positiou costs the sacrifice of more self respect than we are as yet willing to lose. Our friends, however, bad their way pre-paved ana their success is clear lleligiun Worked Out. " Remember those in bonds, as bound with them," is we suppose as imperative a religious duty, as attending prayer meet ing. Rut it is a duty which a majority of professing christians seem loth to ac knowledge. We are therefore gratified with every indication of religious growth jn this direction. So we publish with pleasure, aud commend to the attention of the members of the quarterly meeting to assemble here next week, the follow ing resolutions passed unanimously ac the Quarterly Meeting Conference of Kush viilc Charge, Rep. Kith, 1859 ; 3d, That we deplore the continuance of slavery in the M, E. Church, and heartily- ap prove of the efforts which are being made to remove the foul blot from our Zion. 4th, That a crime which is sapping the foundation of the National Government, and ,al.-o subverting among u-all ideas of political justice must be especially disgraceful and dis astrous to the Christian Church, whose motto is " holiness to the Lord." sth, That recent investigations and the testimony of men raised in tlm slave States, fully substantiate the fact that the M E. Church is largely involved in the guilt of slave-holding, while we also condemn the slave-traffic, and our present disciplinary rules against these things are to all iqtcnu and pur poses, a dead letter. 6th, That until this err lug evil is put away, silence is criminal. We become-partakers of other men's sins by not rebuking them. And we therefore call upon all our ministers, of every gcjuJe, and upon our editors jn every part of the Church, and upon ai| tfie jajty, to arise in their mignt, fur the extirpation oftijis abomination. 7th, That iu this work we expect, and of right ought to have, not the frowns of our chief men and ministers, uut their hearty co operation. We call upon, them to do their duty, and be our leaders, in this God-like en terprise. ONE of the humanitarian movements of the times although little known as such, can hardly bo over estimated iu its importance upon the well being of our widely scattered communities. The pop uiation of the American States is in many sections so sparse, that skilifu! Physicians are hardly available to theui. Yust num bers of our people, are obliged to employ iu sickness, such medical relief as they can hear of from each other, or indeed any they can get from any quarter. Hence, arises the great consumption of Patent Medicines among us, greater by far than in any of the old countries, where skilful physicians are accessible to all classes. — Unprincipled men have long availed themselves of this necessity, to palm off their worthless nostrums, until the word has become flynonimous with imposition and cheat. One of uurieading Chemists in the East, Rr. AVER,, i? pursuing a course which defeats this iniquity. He brings not only his own but the best skill of our times to bear, for the production of the best remedies which can be madc.r —! These are supplied to the world, in a convenient form, at low prices, and the peopie will no more buy puor medicines j instead of good, at the same cost, than | they will bran instead of flour. The in-j evitable cousequeuce of this is, that the vile oompouuds that flood our country, are disoarded for those which honestly I aocomplish the end in view,—which oure. | Ro we over estimate its importance, in believing that this prospect of supplant ing the by-ward medicares, with those of actual wortli and virtue, is froqght with imn.euse consequence for good, to the masses of our people.— Gazette and Chronicle, J'rru, la. A young girl named Minerva Deha veti, aged sixteen years, committed sui cide the other eveuiug, in the village of Mansfield, Perm., by hanging. JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, the poet, will be an occasional contributor to The Independent newspaper during 18(50. Mrs. Stowe, John G. Whittier,and Hen ry Ward Beccher, will continue to shine in its columns. ■ i ~ ' ' u —<• INFLAMMATION OF THE EYES Like ail other inflammation, is caused by impurity of the blood, which causes all erup tive diseases, as Bait Rheum, Scurvy, Boils, Sores. Ulcers, Ac. The blood being unhealthy, and of an hapuro nature, also occasions Drop sies. The blood becoming obstructed in the veins, the watery part of tho blood in conse quence is thrown out from their extremities, and dropsy ia tho result. Many times it is occasioned by improper treatment of some former disease, and the vessels being filled I by serous humors instead of blood. Free evac uations by tbe.-e pills, open the passage into the bladder and carry off the corrupted hu mors, and renew them with pure and healthy blood, which will drive out of the body all inflammation, together with eruptions of the skin, and all dropsical complaints. They will be a slieild to every fonn of disease to guard and keep you from" the cold grasping hand of death, and cause li<e aud strength to remain, and the countenance to brighten with tho bloom of beauty and health. Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills axe sold by all dealers in Medicines. PRICE CVRRE^T. I Corrected every Wednesday, by F. A. STKB- B-INS, wholesale and retail Dealer in Gro ceries and Provisions. Main Street, COUDERSPORT, PA. Apples, grecra, $1 00 to 1 25 do dried, 44 175 2 sl> i Beans, 41 1 25 1 75 : Beeswax, lb., 20 25 I Beef. " 4 | Beef Hides, " S ! Berries, dried, "p* quart," 10 18 i Buckwheat, %i bush., 48 50 : Butter, lb., 18 20 Cheese, " 10 121 Corn, bush., 1 00 1 I Corn ,Ueal. prr cwt., 200 250 Eggs, TpJ cto2., 15 Flo up, extra, bhl., 600 650 do double extra, 14 625 675 Hums, lb., 1 14 Hay, ton, 10" 00 12 00 Honey, lb., 10 12^ Lard. 44 12 lt> Maple Sugar, per lb., 8 lO Outs, 'P bush., .44 50 Onions, 44 75 100 Pork, V bbl., 19 00 20 00 j do fl lb., 10 12$ do in whole hog, lb., 6 7 J Potatoes, "D bnsh., 31$ 44 Peaches, dried, lb., 25 Poultry. Id lb., 5 T Rye, 7jl bush., 1 00 I Salt, bbl., 275 do sack, 25 | Trout, j-bh!., 600 650 Wheat, bush., 1 12J 150 White Fish, per. J-bbl , 6 00 8 50 Wool, per. It)., 23 33 KNICKERBOCKER MAGAZINE.. FIFTY-FIFTH VOLUME. . i LOUIS GAYLOKD CLARK, PR. .'AiiES C. NOYE3, EDITORS. THE present number closes the fifty-fourth, volume of the Ks;c&icg6oCKEß, and. while wa thank our patrons foe their past favors, wa shall strive to increase their number by re doubled care and.effort in every department o£ the Magazine. We expect in our next num ber to be able to announce a series of articles on Popular Astronomy, by the most distin guished writer upon that science in the land. ' Stories and INctuTcs' of the Hudson will be [Completed during the year, and the two YQU umes will contain the best sketches, tales, po eti)*, etc., that can lie procured for the enter tainment of our readers. PREMIUM FOR 1860. Is order to increase the already large cir culation of ihe KNICKERBOCKER we publish this month a splendid line engraving of Fturn's picture of ' Merry. Making in the Olden Time.' which wo shul! present exclusively to the $3 subscribers to the Magazine for 18P0, whether old or new. The subject represents the pas times of our ancestors, aud is eminently of a genial, domestic character. The plate, en graved in England at an expense of $2OOB dollars, is entirely new, measures twenty-five by nineteen and a ha If inches in size, contains thirty-nine figures, apd is beyond comparison the fiuest work of the kind ever offered as a premium in this country. ' The engraving of prith's picture cf Merry- Making in the Olden Time, represents the hu ! mors of an English holiday in the country m | those good old times when the men wore i cocUftd-hais and knee-breeches, and the wo men stays and hoops—a costume not essen j tialfr differing from the corset and crinoline of the piesent day. Almost in the centre of ! rhe picture and a little in the back-ground if. j a country dance on the green, with a hard fea tired fiddler perched on a high seat, and another musiekin in a tie-wig standing by him, pitying with all their might. On the right two bbnncing girls are gaily pulling toward the d inoe a gray-haired uian, who seem vain ly to remonstrate that his • dancing days aro over,' while a waggish little chit pushes hint forward from bellind, greatly to the amuse raent of his spouse, who is still sitting at the tea-table, from which he has been dragged. On the left, under a magnificent spreading oak, sit tha 'squire and his wife, whom a coun tryman with his hat off is respectfully invit ing to take part In the dance To the left of the 'squire is a young couple on the grass, to whom a gipsr with an infant on her shoulder is telling their fortune. Over the shoulders of tliis couple is seen a group engaged in quoit playing, and back of the whole is a landscape of gentle slopes and copses. The picture has the expression of gayety throughout, and the engraving is splendidly executed. 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