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THE HUNTINGDON GLOBE, A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS, &C. TH 14 1 , GLOBE. Circulation—the largest in, the county 111FLVEITME301% 2./r1 ViTecin! , ...sdaY, May 13, 1857 DEIVECSCRA.TIC .NOMENTAIYIOA'S. FOR_ GOVERNOII, Hon. PACKNAR, of Lye outing. FOR CANAL CO3DITSSIONEL NIMROD STRICKLAND, of Chester. Shipments of CoaL The shipments of coal from the Broad Top mines for week ending 7th inst . ., were 1760 tons; for the year, 25,585 tons. DR. HA RDMAN.-By reference to our adver tising columns it will be seen that this gentle man will be in Huntingdon soon. The "Erie City Dispatch" says that Dr. H. has visited Erie at stated periods for more than a year with a success in practice in the treatment of chronic Diseases, accorded to no man of his age in America. , PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLAT LTRE.—On Monday, in the Senate, the bill for the sale of the Main Line was taken up, it being the order of the day on final passage. Several motions were made for further amendments to the bill, which weie all n.ega- tived The bill was passed finally by the follow- ing vote Yeas—Messrs. Coffey, Crabb, Finney, Flen niken, Frazer, Gregg, Harris, Ingram, Jor dan, Killinger, Lewis, Meyer, Scofield, Sel lers, Shuman, Southar, Straub, Taggart, Speaker-18. Nays—Messrs. Brewer, Browne, Cresswell, Ely, Evans, Fetter, Gazzam, Knox, Laubach, Ste l ele 4. , Walton, Welsh, Wilkins and. Wright LATER.—The bill as amended and passed by the Senate on Monday, passed the louse finally yesterday. It will doubtless be sign ed by the Governor and become a law. XIM.The School Directors of Bedford coun ty selected Rev. 11. llEcii..En.m..tx County Su perintendent, and increased the salary from $3OO to $5OO per annum. Mr. 11. was for merly a resident of this place and enjoyed the respect and esteem of our citizens. the Convention of School Directors of Blair county elected Mr. Jon: DEAN, of Wil liamsburg, County Superintendent, and in creased the salary of the once from $4OO to $6OO per year. lOWA ELECTION.—The Davenport Demo crat, of the 29th, has returns from all but eighteen counties, and the majorities foot up as follows Democratic, Republican, Democratic majority, - The counties to be heard from gave Fre mont in November last only 246 majority.— So the State has certainly gone Democratic. MCKIM. COXVICTED.—The jury in the case of MeKor, after being out about an hour and a half, returned with a verdict of guilty in the manner and form as he stood indicted. We notice that quite a number of papers are publishing the evidence in the case. We have come to the conclusion that publishing the evidence in such, cases is administering to a morbid appetite for the criminal, and that it has as much effect upon the young and innocent mind as has bad associations. We shall eschew all such matter from our columns hereafter. rey.-It has been the good pleasure of the Black Republican journals to represent Chief Justice Taney as a large slaveholder and a man of ultra-southern views. In allusion to this fact the Cincinnati Enquirer has the fol lowing: "Let the decision speak for itself; but Mr. Taney, personally, is opposed to slavery, in principle and in practice. Many years ago, although never wealthy, he freed every ne gro in his possession, and has paid servants - wages ever since. They were all valuable, and one, his body servant, has been the head waiter of the largest hotel in Baltimore for many years. "Judge Taney has always been the truest friend of the black man, and it is related by a cotemporary that the most eloquent speech he ever made was at the • Frederick county bar, in defence of a little negro girl, in which he thrilled his auditors by exalting the hap py construction of our court, and the justice of the laws, in allowing business of the cir cuit to be stopped in order to give that poor little negro her rights and her lawful protec tion. And although the little creature had most likely committed crime, Mr. Taney's eloquent appeal rescued her from the ven geance of the law. Thus have all his acts, public and private, been characterized by justice and generosity." County Superintendents. Blair, John Dean, salary, $6OO ; Lycoming, Hugh Castle, $3OO ; Centre, J. S. Burrell, $800; Cumberland, Daniel Shelly, $600; Perry, Rev. T. P. Bucher, $400; Juniata, Wm. M. Burchfield, $500; Alleghany, Bev. C. W. Quick, $1000; Berks, Wm. A. Goode, $942 ; Cambria, S. B. McCormick, $800; 'Mif flin, A. D. Hawn, $6OO ; Westmoreland, Jas. R. McAfee, $BOO ; F,ranklin, P. M. Shoema ker, $5OO ; Montgomery, E. L. Acker, $900; Bedford, Rev. H. Beckerman, $5OO ; Indiana, Rev. S: $600; Dauphin, Samuel D. Ingram, $----; Union,, David Heckendom, $6OO ; Huntingdon, Albert Owen, $600; Ful ton, Rev. B. Ross, $2OO ; York; Dr. A. R. Blair, $lOOO ; Lawrence, Mr. Berry, $--- ; Somerset, J. K. Miller, $475 ; Armstrong, B. W. Smith, 'sBoo i Lancaster , J. S..Crum bOugh, $l5OO, . . Emancipation in IVlissouri. The Valley Spirit very truly remarks that, whilst the Black Republican journalft, are charging the "Border Ruffians" of Missouri - With attempting to force slavery into Kansas, the Missouri people themselves are discu-ss ing the propriety of liberating their slaves ! From what we see in the papers, we have no doubt that the cause of emancipation is gain ing ground there; nor do we doubt that Mis souri will eventually cleanse herself of slav ery, if the Black Republicans do not inter fere to prevent it. We fear they will inter fere, however. They cannot permit any slave State to manage her own affairs—least of all, to free her negroes without their advice and consent. Among them, there is more joy over one slave who cuts his masters throat and runs away, than over ninety-nine negroes who are set free by their o'vners.. They are using every means at their command to make Kansas a slave• State, and nothing would put them in worse humor than the voluntary emancipation of her slaves by Mis souri. They do not want the Free State set tlers of Kansas to vote, simply because they do not want Kansas made a free State. It would take away too much of their capital. The gradual and peaceful emancipation of the blacks in Missouri would be worse yet. They could never stand that. It would speak too well for the "Ruffian State." It would give the quietus to anti-slavery agitation, and that would be productive of startling re sults. The Tribune's circulation would di minish ; the collections in the church of the Holy Rifles would be curtailed ; Lucy DUT TON'S hoops would contract; wooden nutmeg politics would decline, and the Duchess of SToivE and her Dred-ful Stories of Dismal Swamp Life - would be lost sight of. Aboli tion flesh and blood could not stand all these calamities. GREELEY would groan, CREEVER would cry and BEEcura would bellow. The Baltimore Coal Trade. We find in the Baltimore American a long communication, giving a dismal view of the condition of the Baltimore coal trade. The writer says: " I am a dealer in coal, and profess to be acquainted with the Cumberland coal busi ness. I could give you the names of parties, without going farther east than New Jersey, who last year bought an the aggregate fifty thousand tons of the Maryland coal, but who have this year bought the bituminous coal from Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, cal led the "Broad Top." These fifty thousand tons would load five hundred of the small vessels engaged in that trade, which vessels would of course bring to Baltimore return cargoes of some kind. This Broad Top coal is pronounced. by several of the consumers to be superior to the coal from George's Creek Valley. To show you the efforts that are made and the sacrifices that would have been submitted to in order to retain the above men tioned trade, I will state that in some instan ces the Baltimore dealer offered to surrender to the purchaser one-half his commission and give him six months' credit by adding sim ple interest ; and I_preSume the whole of the coal would have been gladly furnished on the same terms. When it is considered that the items going to make up the cost of coal are all cash, and that the value of money is near er twelve than six per cent. per annum, and the risks that must attend six months' sales are taken into view, it will he seen that such a business is not only undesirable in itself, but would break any house that should pur sue it for a constancy. In fact, I would haz ard the opinion, all the coal that has ever been sold in Baltimore for shipping, has not paid an average of two and a half per cent. clear profit to the dealer; and yet, when re presenting the anticipated effect of the last advance in tolls to some of those who most strenuously advocated it, I was told to 'ask more for your coal. Consumers must have it and will pay more if you ask it.' This will show you that the business has not been a very profitable one to the dealers. lam hap py to say , that I am not at all interested in the coal lands of Alleghany county, and place so low an estimate upon their value under present circumstances, that I think the pres ent of a coal mine, in return for an obligation to work it, would be very undesirable. It is a mistake to suppose that consumers of coal, whether iron masters, manufacturers with stationary engines, 'or owners of steam and ferry boats, are obliged to use any particular description of coal. " They change from one kind to another, as happens to be for their interest. I have just received a letter from a party that con sumes two thousand tons per annum, stating that he is undetermined whether to use the Cumberland, Broad Top or Anthracite; and I have other letters of the same purport. " I could mention a number of instances in which different classes of consumers, who last year used Cumberland coal, and are this year using Broad Top, Anthracite or Pictou, and I presume every dealer could do the same. I mention this not so much for its importance in -itself, as to show that the public is not at all dependent on Cumberland coal. We have already experienced the 'effects of competi tion from Broad Top coal, pot only in Phila delphia, but in New Jersey', New York, and as far east as Connecticut." 6,577 5,536 1,044 far-The select few whO are favored with the reading of a new paper which has been started in Tyrone, were amused by the agon ized style of its editorial, a week or two back. It pitched into our friend, MAX. GREENE, in a style that was intended to astonish every body, and bring itself into notice by attract ing his attention. We understood this, know ing under what auspices the sheet is publish ed. But it was only the other day, we got the whole story from a gentleman of credi bility who resides there, which corresponds with the account given by - a correspondent in another column. OF A 3 , .../IN.TURF, OF SAND AND LIME, a new style of brick has been , formed. This is compressed with power into a mould of suit able shape, It is found that the carbon in the atmosphere more readily communicates itself to the hydrated lime when moist, and every tine it rains upon the bricks, after be ing once well dry, tends to make them harder when dry. . . . rEir The following extract from an article' in the Bedford Gazette, we consider worthy . of the especial attention of our Democratic friends: " It is the privilege of every honest Demo crat that chooses, to offer himself to the con sideration of the party ; and, if 'competent,' one man's claim is just as strong as another's. Offices were not made for the mere support of anybody, but were intended to accommo date the public interests. Some will be dis appointed—this cannot be avoided—and one candidate has just as good a right to be left off 'the ticket' as another—and as good a right to be put on ! Frequently, the most de serving men are not to be found in the list of office-seekers, but this is not the fault of those who are. The best way for a man toteel, in announcing himself as a candidate, is, that he stands ninety-nine chances out of a hun dred to fail in getting the nomination. This will at once quiet all unhappy forebodings, and enable him to laugh out of the wrong side of his mouth should he prove unsuccess ful. Should he win, the effect will be far more palatable than if he had 'always thought he would.' But what gross folly for the Dem ocratic party-.----a party of principles and pro gress—to allow disappointed office-seekers to disturb the unity of their action, to appease a grief for which there is no earthly excuse. Occasionally men threaten to 'kick' if they are not all nominated at the same time for the same office! ' Well let such kick till they batter their shins into a jelly, but let men of cool judgment ridicule the folly without par ticipating in it. Kick because he can't get office ? With as much reason he might kick because nature denied him the faculty of common sense. It is highly improper for a candidate to canvass for delegates, and this system should be denounced as a nuisance too intolerable to be borne. It is enough for the people to know who the candidates are, without being dogged to support their pretensions, which has not. unfrequently been the case. Dele gates should be chosen for their purity of character, and not with the mere view of striving for one or the other of the aspirants. The people would do well to look with sus picion upon any candidate making undue ef, forts to procure delegates to promote his par ticular interests, and instead of being thus influenced, they should turn to some other person for a fit representative of their prin ciples. When a man is regularly nominated, it is his duty to work manfully, but the very meanest thing in which a man can engage, is to work for his own nomination. If the people want a particular man they will take him." Slavery in Virginia. The duration of Slavery in Virginia, it ap pears, depends altogether upon the capabili ty of the soil for the growth of tobacco, and the continued demand for the article. The Richmond South says: " Tobacco is the support of Slavery in Vir ginia. It creates in the State a demand for negro labor, which checks the rapid current of southern slave emigration. Men, pro-sla very men, will not keep slaves outof mere love for the institution. They will sell their negroes and employ . free labor when the value of slaves gets so high as it soon may, that they find it to their interest to make, the ex change. That can never be the case in the cultivation of tobacco. Like cotton, its growth is limited to a particular region and a. special sort of labor ; and that labor will be in de mand while tobacco is in demand. So, the price of tobacco will determine the vitality, strength, and may be, the duration of slavery in Virginia." This being the case, we would commend to the Black Republicans of the North, a cessa tion of their present mode of warfare against the "peculiar institution," and the trial in stead, of an organized effort to prevent the use of the weed. Fostages to Foreign Countries. The Postmaster General has just issued a new table of instructions toostmasters, in which he fixes the rate of single letter of half an ounce or under to Great ritain at 24 cts. Ditto to any part of Germany by closed mail, 30 cents. Ditto to most parts of Germany hp the Bre men line direct, 15 cents. Ditto for quarter ounce letters to Germany, via France, 21 cents. Ditto for quarter ounce letters to any part of France or Algeria, 15 cents. Prepayment optional in all cases. The rate for letters to Canada and the oth er British North American provinces is 10 cents ; prepayment optional. The following instructions in regard to printed matter will be useful to many of our readers: "Newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and sent to regular subscri bers in the British North American provin ces, or published in those provinces and sent to regular subscribers in the United States, .are chargeable with the regular prepaid quar terly rates of United States postage to and from the line, which postage must be collec ted at the office of mailing in the United States on matter sent, and at the office of de livery in the United States on matter received. In like manner, such matter, 'if transient, is chargeable with the regular domestic tran sient printed matter rates to and from the line, to be collected at the office of mailing or delivery in the United States, as the case may be. Editors however, may exchange free of expense." Democratic Triumph. The 'first gun of the campaign has been fired in Philadelphia, and the result is, great slaughter,of the enemy, and a signal and glo rious Democratic victory. The result of the election gathered from official and nu-official returns, is as follows: • CITY TREASURER M'Grath, Democrat, 28,450 Potts, American, 19,000 Rowland,' Republican, 4,456 Showing a majority of 9,450 over Potts, and 4,994 over both the opposing candidates. The vote on City Commissioner is nearly the same. In the Select Council there will be but one opposition member. The Common' Council stands 63 Democrats to 17 opposition., Pretty well for the first trial. In October we will more than double the majority on the State ticket. Bang! Bang! Bang! This is- Democratic thunder ! itEr, During the slave:concert at Hartford on Wednesday night a lady was robbed of $34, a member of the legislature of his gook et book containing $1.007 another gentleman ditto $63, and another of his watch worth $llO, • A ON .1 N 0 . 4 ' G 1 . • . DEAR GLOBE: That expectation which had stood on tiptoe a long while, 'waiting for the advent of Spring, seemed about to.be grati fied during the past few days. The con thlued warm rain was an inauguration of the May Queen; and now, beneath her geni al sceptre, All tho bloomy orchards glow As with a fall of rosy snow. The two last days have been clear and warm; but this morning has a windy wintry fresh ness, which leads folks to discuss the comet as the prime mover in these unusual weather difficulties. Maugre the opinion of the learn ed Philander Doesticks, P. 8., your corres pondent cannot bring himself to believe that our old.planet Tellus is likely to suffer any hard rubs from her celestial visitant. Some people affect not to be frightened because of the domestic habits of the comet, which they insist are harmless—he being merely a gen tleman who smokes. But the best defini tion, perhaps, is that which fixes him down as nothing, with a tail to it. This cold raw Spring is more probably at tributable to the Arctic Expedition ; the voyagers in hastily ripping their way out of the ice, having unintentionally left the back doors open. And now, it occurs to me, you had better send your Huntingdon Journal and Tyrone Herald thingumbobs up there to shut down the gates. For if they stay here much longer, with their ardent temperaments and delicate susceptibilities, the chances are that they will worry themselves to death ; or, turning a flip-flap• summersault, accident ally swallow themselves, and in so doing tear their clothes. The dog-chub you can retain on probation, until after that August court. If it still prove a scaly affair, pass it once again through the eel-process of skin ning alive. Since my last date, I have been to and fro over the earth a little, both East and West; and among other places, have been to Tusca rora, the old school-ground, the first time in eleven years. The sloping fields and "old eternal hills" again cast their images upon the soul's retina with familiar freshness.— Classic "Far Hollow" and "Mount Pisgah" were there unchanged. But fire had swept away the academy buildings, and new ones uplifted. portico and roof from out the oaken grove. A very peaceful,. lovely spot is this for the young student, secluded from the temptations of village life and the turmoil of our commercial world. In all our land I know of none better. And were I back at the age of twelve, I should nestle down there contentedly, and having passed through their thoroUgh course, be satisfied that I had ; in the right way, got schooling enough for business or professional purposes, barring that graduating degree which the college of worldly intercourse can alone confer upon the young man. Among the features of Tuscarora "antique and true," is the friendly face of Henry Shu maker—the gentleman who now worthily fills the place of Principal. I well remem ber his first half-day among us, when a boy. We were clasS-mates, and together recited anzo, auras ; and he has gone on with his stud ies in that conjugal direction until wife and children bless his earthly lot, whilst I am conjugating along in the old way, never fully comprehending the bamboozleing termina tions of that most intricate verb to love.— After a few years' absence, Mr. S. has pitch ed his tent here in the academic grove of his boyhood ; and seems comfortably at home in the regards of the students. In token of their estimation, near the close of the late session, they surprise hiin pleasantly by the presentation of a cane of leopard-wood, bear ing upon its gold head an appropriate inscrip tion. The Phrenokosmean Society of this insti tution flourishes, as it has done through all of its existence. My name being honored with a .place on the roll of its founders, it was with a lively sense of gratification, I turned over its records, marking the eviden ces of healthy life. May it long remain a fountain unsealed of usefulness and refined enjoyments. Its rival, the Philomathean, has also a happy history. Mr. Gough visited Harrisburg a few even ings ago. His speech was full of grotesque anecdote, splendid imagery and tender senti ment; but he is scarcely so natural as in former years; and that was after all the great charm of his oratory. He has brought with him much of European mannerism, which illy Fecomes a mechanic with the proud rank of an American sovereign. Speaking of sovereigns, reminds me that Jerry Wilson writes from Rome that, 'as the Queen of Spain and other titled foreigners have been wintering there, in order - to be up with the times, the small circle of Americans in the Eternal City,invariably salute one an other with the formalities, and insist upon being introduced into society with the honors of majesty. Democratically, MAX. GREENE-. TIMONE Crrr, BLAIR COUNTY, PA., / • May 7, 1857. EDITOR. OF THE GLOBE :—Among the late oc currences in our young " City" has been the re-establishment of a newspaper, called the " Tyrone Herald !". Newspapers are good and useful things when• well and properly conducted. So thought the good people of Tyrone when, after it became known that an effort was to be made to re-establish a paper here, they' pretty generally lent their encour agement to ihe project by subscribing for it, usExtießrßi;, May 11, au &o. The first number appeared, and. its coun tenance, I must admit, looked much better than that of the whiffet whose name appears as editor. In his " salutatory," he pledged himself to eschew personalities, and black guardisms. Little, vain, and conceited, the boy-editor has not, and never can acquire any position, in this community, above that of a common scribbler, especially since he has been so false to himself! His pledge was, in his own language, that his paper could never, while under his control, "become a sluice through which ranting demagogues can pour political slang, or a stepping-stone by which aspiring tricksters can gain their ends. Nor will it ever be degraded to that low and mean position in which many journals are now found—that of mere machines through which personal abuse can be vented by the spiteful and ill-tempered." That, Mr. Editor, was a good pledge, and had he sustained it, migh t probably have secured the respect, and the support of our citizens. But he has not—he has grossly vio lated it, and earned for himself contempt in stead of respect. In the third number of his paper, without cause, he makes a low, vulgar, blackguard attack upon Mex. GREENE, Esq. The accu sation he makes against Mr. Greene is false, and is understood to have been dictated by those who were so wofully worsted in their former various essays against that gentleman, and are now endeavoring to vent their spleen under cover of the name of an irresponsible youth, who has suffered his paper to become "a, sluice" for low slang, and himself a. pup pet, an insignificant tool, to be handled at pleasure, " by the spiteful and ill-tempered." The first article bears on its face a foul, though artful lie, and was evidently manu factured as an excuse for the attack. In an other column, we find the following, which I quote for the purpose of introducing the facts in the case, as well as to show his utter base ness, and his subserviency to his " spiteful" masters: ler" We were visited yesterday by Max. Greene, the "native author," and rewarded his skill in blackguardism by the application of a No. 8 brogan. He threatens to cowhide us, and we presume the next Herald will be delayed a few days in consequence." On the 29th of April, Mr. Greene visited Tyrone City, and was well received by our most respectable citizens. - He was accompa nied by some friends who were on their way westward. While walking through the town in company with a young lady—a cousin, I belieVe—his eye caught the sign of this new establishment, and 'remarked, as a printer would be very apt to do, "there is a printing office." The lady expressed her anxiety to "go in," and Mr. Greene consented, expect ing, no doubt, to make the acquaintance of an editor and a gentleman. No sooner were the couple within the door of the building, than a little, sallow-complected, curly-headed boy (there were no others present) advanced towards - them with sundry gesticulations, ex claiming, "Mr. Greene, I don't want you to come into this office; I repeat it, sir, I don't want you to come into this office !" This, with other attempts to insult, was, of course, calculated to surprise Mr. Greene, - who had never seen the boy but once before, and that was when he applied to him for work in the character of a fugitive apprentice from the Blair County Whig establishment. But, Mr. Editor, what do you suppose Mr. Greene did? Not as much as your correspondent would have done under precisely similar circum stances. I would have spit in his face, and then knocked him down. He did not the lat ter, being content with the discomfiture of his assailant at the former, who had to "grin and bear with it," not daring to lift " a No. 8 brogan." After replying in manner and form as stated, our friend retired as coolly as he entered, leaving the whiffet to whine over his degradation. As soon as the circumstance became known, a number of our good citizens returned their papers to the office of the " Ty rone Herald," for which they have been sub jected to a volley of abuse. I have thus, Mr. Editor, given a plain state ment of the facts, in order to serve the cause of truth and justice, and have been induced to do so by the particular request of a num ber of forgemen, who, with myself, admire Mr. Greene as a scholar, a gentleman, and friend 'of the laboring man. Yours, LETTER FROM WASIIINGTON Camay. jEFFEIISON COLLEGE, May 7, 1857 DEAR GLOBE :—Perhaps your readers, when they see the heading of my letter, may think it is like the news-boy's cry in Pittsburg, " Evening Reporter, all about the murder," but it is not so. You have doubtless gather ed all the information I could impart, con cerning the horrible tragedy which was late ly enacted so near this place, -therefore, I.will pass it by, and write about something not so revolting to humanity. I will note down a few incidents of my trip over the far famed Alleghanies, a day in Pittsburg, etc., etc. Took passage on the morning train, a short distance west of "Old Huntingdon," and like John Barleycorn in his comedy— "We skelped it on through dubb and mire, Despising wind and rain and ilro." We had only gone a short distance, however, when we were stopped by a mass of rocks, which, owing to the late rains, bad fallen upon the track, and manifested no disposition to "clear the track for the Locomotive."— This obstacle was soon removed, and we were again fast increasing- the distance between ourselves .and home. At Altoona, a goodly numberof our passengers _took the cars for TRUTH-TELLER Hollidaysburg, to attend the trial of M'Kim. I have read vivid sketches in prose—followed with immagination, the hardy pioneers of early times, upon their long bear hunts and skirmishes with theunrelenting savage tribes that once roamed over the romantic Allegha_ nies, yet when crossing them myself, although the weather was quite unpleasant, a cold rain falling almost incessantly,. I could not but admire the wild, picturesque scenery . ; which presented itself on every side. When; we reached Kittanning Point, a sudden. sem: cation of wonder and surprise took possession of my being, to see a Locomotive of ponder- - ous weight, drawing after it a long train , dt cars, rushing with giant-like speed up a. steer hill, then making a, short turn, and with Her culean strength, again surmounting another of nature's obstacles, is enough to fire the ambitious mind with new energy, and pave the way to glory and • renown. As philoso- . phy teaches that it is considerably easier get- . tingdovvn''nillthim it is getting up, (which, by the *ay, holds good, not only in matter, bUt in character, position in society, and ev erything of similar kind,) your readers will know that it required but a short time for us to run down the western side and into Pitts burg. We procured a ticket for omnibus to "Perry House ;" had we not done so, we would scarcely have known what to do, for to a stranger, the clamorous cry of hackmen, all intent on getting passengers, is rather per plexing. Got dinner and took a stroll through the city, which being smoky and dirty at best, was any thing but pleasant on a rainy day. Counted fourteen fine looking steam boats ly ing at the wharf—the up river boats being detained by high water. The day being ex tremely unpleasant, concluded to defer look ing at the " Elephants" until a. future day.— Being wearied with my day's peregrinations, turned into bed at an early hour. Awoke next morning quite refreshed, dressed and took the stage for Canonsburg at half past five, minus my breakfiesi. Whether by this means they got more inside the stage or not, I cannot say, however, they packed the inside and covered the top with passengers and bag gage. After crossing the mouth of the Ohio on a steam ferry boat, we . made good time until about nine o'clock, A. M., when they took compassion on us, and let us have some breakfast at a "little house which stood away out of doors"—which being disposed of with evident gusto, we again crowded into the old stage, and the lumbering . wheels were soon rolling us onward toward our point of desti nation, where we arrived at II o'clock, A. M. Found vegetation considerably farther ad vanced, than it was east of the mountains ; apple trees being in leaves, and the peach and other fruit trees, coming in blossom. I will draw my lengthy communication to a close, by promising your readers something more interesting in a future letter. Your old friend, Morality in Public Life, North and The Philadelphia North American ought to be very good authority in behalf of the abolition party which it supported strenuous ly for the Presidency, ,and, therefore, we ex tract the following from a late number: " And if the truth must be spoken out, slavery seems to exercise a conservative and honorable influence. The fact is notorious to every observer at Washington, that nearly all the wholesale schemes of plunder which have been carried through Congress for past years'; all the corrupt jobbing ; all the pro 3ects of spoliation, and all the vile and venal combinations, have been planned and carried on under the control and with the means of Northern managers. Whilst they shouted the loudest for freedom, and stigmatized slavery as a stigma on civilization, they . took care to pillage the treasury, by way of re freshing this sentimental devotion. The self appointed leaders who were most exercised a few months ago over the demoralization that would attend the possible extension of slavery ; who mourned over its alleged hor rors ; who bent their breasts in agony at its mention ; and who led what professed to be a great moral crusade, are exactly the men who have swarmed the lobbies since Con cress opened, scheming for the success of new plunder, and contriving the most auda cious combinations with the very slavehold ers whom they affect so much to abhor. De velopments like those, which are every day forced before our eyes, serve to disgust intel ligent and honest minds at the cant of those sordid hypocrites, who are trading , upon principles, the integrity of which upright men proudly maintain. " It is due to the Southern representatives as a body, -to say, that however much they may suffer from the stigma of slavery, they are not tainted with the dishonesty and glar ing mendacity- of others from the free States, ' With rare exceptions—and they are noted to be despised—the South has never been im, plicated in these infamous transactions; .and if it has given doubtful measures support, either mistaken generosity, or unconscious error incurred the responsibility. They hare not chaffered over the price of votes, pursued claimants for retainers, or bargained with scurvy contractors for a division of disreputa ble gains. In these high characteristics, at least, slavery does not appear to have pro, dueed -any baneful influence, and it would be - well that professed philanthropy exhibited itself as favorably here, or extorted some thing of the respect which-is now conceded to the representatives of an institution which it so unqualifiedly condemns." HASTY Bunx,ins.—Daniel Sterns Esq., of Fremont, Ohio who had been ill with fever for some time,to all appearances died 'on Fri day afternoon. His burial was to take place on Sunday afternoon; all aran,gereents were made, and. the friends and the clergyman were assembled to pay the last tribute of re spect to the supposed deceased, when the body appeared warm to the touch. Restora tiVes were administered; and in a few minutes the man who came near being buried aliVe was sitting up. ' . ' - Those Who lie upon roses when young, axe apt to lio upon thorns when old. LEROY. South.