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Circulation—the largest in the county.
Wednesday, July 8, 1857.
Ron. WM. F. PAC/FILER ) of .Lycoming.
Hon. WILLIAM. STRONG, of Berks.
per-J. H. Ws. request shall be attended to
next -week.
Greene's Monthly Magazine.
The Harrisburg Daily Telegra_ph, of Mon
day afternoon, contains the following para
A few of the closing pages of the Pennsyl
vania Magazine will be devoted to profession
al and business cards, etc. Those who would
avail themselves of this medium of advertis
ing, can arrange with the editor for the first
Na, at °OVERLY'S hotel, or by letter, during
the present week. The circulation of this
Magazine will probably be large, as it em
braces a larger list of distinguished and tal
ented contributors than any periodical now
published in the United States.
Shipments of Coal
The shipments of Coal from the Broad Top
mines fur the week ending Thursday, July
2nd, were 2,360 tons; for the year, 37,880.
1117NTINGDO . IsT SEMINARV.—The next session
of the Huntingdon Seminary will commence
on Monday, August 31st. This institution
has been prospering under the excellent
management of Miss BIGELOW, and has es
pecial claims upon our citizens who have
daughters or others to educate. We also
recommend it to the attention of persons
abroad. For terms see another column.
Attention is invited to the Card of
Da. HEIDENTHAL, who has taken up his res
idence in this borough. The Dr is a well ed
ucated and well practised physician, and
comes backed by the good opinion of many
eminent medical men, and. the success of
his practice elsewhere.
°dist Episcopal Sunday School of this bor
ough, celebrated the Fourth at " Cottage
Grove." The Declaration of Independence
was read by JosEps. I%forents, and an oration
delivered by JonN SCOTT, Esq., which is
highly spoken of. It passed off very pleas
The Lutheran Sunday School held. their
celebration at or near AleCahan's Grove.--
We have not heard any of the particulars.
The Democracy of Huntingdon County
It is amusing to see the declarations of
Black Republican and Know Nothing sheets
crowing over a division of the Democratic
party in Huntingdon county, and in conse
quence claiming an easy and sure victory !
This is all moonshine, and but exposes their
fears of a total rout? We assure our friends
abroad that there is no division in the ranks
of the party in this county; hut, on the con
trary, that it is firmly united, and ready to
enter the coming contest with redoubled vigor
and a determination to succeed. The ques
tion which the opposition supposed might
create a division has been settled to the sat
isfaction of all. It is not now and never was
a party question—and those who expect that
the Democracy will be 'weakened in conse
of it, will be greatly mistaken. Indeed, the
indications are that as the question stands at
present, we have gained strength. Our op
ponents may indulge in their rejoicings now,
they will hear from us after the Second
Tuesday of October, when we shall have a
majority in "Old Huntingdon" for PACKER
and the entire Democratic State Ticket.—
Wait a little.
"Hang out your banners on the outer walls,—
The cry is still they come."
The Waynesburg Messenger says that Hon.
John C. Flenniken, formerly Senator from the
Greene county district, has renounced the hy
brid doctrines of the Opposition, has given up
"Republicanism" and divested himself of
Know Nothingism, resolved to put on the
battle harness of Democracy, and to join the
gallant band of patriot conscripts that enlisted
under the battle cry of "Buchanan and the
Union." Good for John!
A "MoRAL" Tawii.—The citizens of Indi
anola, lowa, we observe by the last Visitor,
have held an anti-circus meeting, denuncia
tory of shOws of that kind, and passed reso
lutions against the exhibition of the "ole
phant," at that place, on account of its im
moral tendency. The editor of the Visitor
has also been brought to account for publish
ing a circus advertisement.
.101 VA EMIGRATION.—The Dubuque (Iowa)
Times says that the emigration into the inte
rior of that State is immense, and has been
a month past. Large numbers of wagons
pass through that city daily, many of them
by oxen. It is not uncommon to see four or
five yokes attache to a wagon. In many
eases they have large droves of cattle with
DE/3''GOOD NEWS.—D. S. Ariac.'s Market
Car, will be in town this evening, well filled
with vegetables, &e.
rßeader, if you want a substantial, well
finished carriage or buggy, now is the time to
call at Mr. BOAT'S establishment. He has
several now on hand , --call and see them.
The Ezeursioil to Broad Top City
We had the pleasure on Saturday of visit
ing Broad Top City in company with a party
of over one hundred ladies and gentlemen,
and " young America" being also well repre
sented by both sexes, the crowd was all life
and pleasure from morn till eve.
At 8 o'clock, A. AL, the H. 81; B. T. R. R.
Depot was thronged with excursionists and
citizens, and after two handsome cars were
well filled, the train started under the charge
of that most gentlemanly, pleasant, and care
ful of all conductors, MONTGOMERY MORRISON.
At every station between Huntingdon and
Saxton accessions to the number of excur
sionists were had, and the kind and careful
attentions of Mr. M. elicited general remark.
Arrived at Saxton, our pleasant friend, Sam
—not the Know-Nothing " Sam"—but Sam
Graybill, of whom we spoke last summer, was.
installed as conductor of the train to the much
talked of City on the mountain. Besides the
experience of Sam on this branch of the road,
and his proverbial carefulness, the gay and
happy throng had the additional satisfaction
of the presence of Messrs. WIERMAN and
LAWRENCE, who took special care of them du
ring the remainder of the trip.
At Coalmont station we had the satisfaction
of witnessing the "Broad Top Rifle Rangers,"
under the command of our friend Capt. J. S.
REED. They looked well, and certainly gave
evidence, during the few moments the train
stopped there, of being a well trained com
pany. They were formed: rent of the sta
tion for the reception of e" efirsionists to this
point. The appearance of the military here,
with a large band of martial music, stream
ing flags, firing of guns, and the vast crowd
of people, added much to the excitement of
the occasion, and gave promise of a great day
for Coalmont.
Again the whistle of the locomotive was
heard, and we were off for Broad Top City,
and the way the locomotive now pulled and
then pushed up and down the zigzag switches
of the mountain slopes, was a surprise to an
cient and modern railroad travellers, teaching
them how to gain the summit of a mountain
by travelling over comparatively level ground,
and dispensing with planeS, tunnels and
heavy grades. This branch of the road was
constructed principally for the accommoda
tion of visitors to the City, and passes through
a most wild and romantic country, where the
lovers of "picturesque scenery" can feast
their eyes with admiration to the fullest ex
tent. There are to be seen,. rocks and hills,
and dales and vales, without number—with
here a towering precipice, and there a broad,
level grove—so that persons of all tastes and
inclinations are admirably prepared for by
Nature and Nature's God on the everlasting
mountain of Broad Top ! What a pity it is,
that this country is not better known to the
sickly inhabitants of "brick and mortardom,"
and the lovers of pleasure, who seek health
and pleasure at Saratoga and Newport, in
vain, as the world affirms; submitting to im
position and extortion with wonderful com
placency, for the sake of purse-bleeding and
health and soul destroying fashion?
But, amidst much joy and congratulation,
in due time, we reached the place of our des
tination, and found it answered well to its
name—the broad top of a mountain—a "city
on a hill," that cannot be bid. It is the gar
den spot of all this region of country, and we
could not refrain from uttering a word of
praise in behalf of the person 'who conceived
and carried into execution the idea of com
mencing the erection of a " city" here. For
a summer retreat, it is a model—you have
magnificent scenery—cool, bracing air—pure ,
fresh, healthy water. Here also you have a
hotel that will favorably compare, in point of
size, with any between this place and Phila
delphia, and in many other respects it is quite
superior. It is splendidly furnished, and has
an experienced, attentive, and kind landlord,
who administers to the wants of his guests
with a good will that must make every one
feel comfortably at home. Here, then, is a
splendid retreat from the dirty, dusty, pent
up city—here can be found everything that
is sought at Saratoga and Newport, except
their impositions and extortions. With truth
it may be said—
"Rivers of love and mercy join
In a rich ocean here."
But. we are forgetting our party. Wher
ever we would trace our steps from the finely
furnished parlors below to the cupola above,
of the Broad Top City hotel, we would find
gay groups of ladies and gentlemen in the
height of enjoyment, and happiness and good
will marked upon every countenance; while
numerous parties set out for exploring the
weeds near by in search of flowers, minerals,
and various curiosities, not a few of which
were gathered.
Two o'clock having arrived, dinner was
announced ; and in speaking of this item in
the programme, we must say, that instead of
the energetic landlord having been surprised
by the ascent of such a large party upon his
premises, his guests were surprised at the
amount and quality of the articles served up.
To say that the table was "well furnished,"
would be but a common expression, and
would be taken as descriptive of an ordinary
dinner, but we would go further, and say that
it would put a Saratoga dinner to the blush !
Thus three tables were served, the guests
taking leave, with expressions of satisfaction
and delight.
Finally the whistle of the locomotive gave
notice that the cars sere on the track and.
ready to start. lire heard murmurs at this
proceeding front many who' felt disappoint-
ed at their pleasures being so abruptly bro
ken off, at so early an hour. After return
ing to Saxton a large portion of the party
took an excursion to Tiopewell, and partook
of an excellent supper. At 9 o'clock the
train filled to overflowing returned to Hunt
ingdon, old and young wishing for many
such happy excursions. We are sure that
but Few persons celebrated the " glorious
fourth" with more pleasure than those who
went to Broad Top City. And we would
here remark in conclusion that we are fully
convinced of the entire safety of passengers
travelling over this road—as the employees
and officers are all men of experience, and
reliability ; and their regulations are so
complete and well-timed as to preclude the
thought of a collision or any other accident
endangering the lives of passengers. It as
safe a railroad as there is in the country.
"Place None but Americans on Guard
The Democratic Watchman says: The sen
tence that heads this article is attributed to
Washington by our abolition "Plug Erglies,"
and frequently used by them as an argument
against adopted citizens. From the manner
in which it is used, we would infer that it is
palmed off as a literal quotation front the
writings of that good man. Believing that
Washington never made use of that expres
sion, we would be pleased if some one would
refer us to the place where it can be found.
' We put the interrogation as a matter of in
formation, and hope to hear from our friends
on the subject.
It does seem strange to us, if none butna
tive Americans were to be put on guard, and
those of a foreign birth not to be entrusted,
and if the order was general as they say, we
would ask where did Washington find all his
native born Americans in those trying days
to guard the army? As the greater part of
the army was composed of foreigners, they
must have had easy times while the handful
of native borns were only allowed to stand on
guard. How must Lafayette, De Kalb, and
a host of other foreign patriots who volunta
rily crossed the ocean to shed their blood in
the cause of freedom, have felt when informed
that no foreigner could be entrusted as a sen
tinel? Why did Gen. Washington not say:
" Place no foreign General in command ?"
which could have been given with as much
propriety as the order "place none but Amer
icans," &c.
"Americans must rule America." This is
another foolish, unmeaning, and uncalled for
term used by the opposition. From the foun
dation of this government to the present time,
all the Presidents of the United States have
been native born Americans—all the Gover
nors of the different States and Territories-4
all the Congressmen—all the Legislators—
all the Judges of our Courts—in short, all
those functionaries, whose duty it is to frame
laws, and attend to their exeeutionr have all
been native born Americans, with here and
there an exception.
Never, since the first drop of American
blood was shed at Lexington—never, since
the Thirteen colonies threw off the British
yoke—never, since Mr. Jefferson proclaimed
it in the Declaration of Independence, "that
all men are born free and equal," has this
country been ruled by any other than native
born Americans. Why, then, that senseless,
unmeaning and ridiculous motto which the
Know Nothings have adopted.
"Americans must rule America!" Tell us
when, (since the Revolution) Americans did
not rule America? These are proper ques
tions, and if the Know Nothings do not prove
that this government is now controlled and
administered by foreigners, there is no sense
nor reason in their favorite motto, and it
shows most conclusively, that it was only
adopted and intended to be used, to excite the
prejudice of our own people against adopted
citizens. Away with your hypocrisy and
your catch words, by which you seek to de
ceive and mislead the people.
Sale of the Main Line.
We have been asked the question when the
company are to take possession. On this
point we refer our readers to the following
extract from the law :
SEc. 7. That as soon as the purchasers shall
have made the payments and delivered the
bonds in number, and for amounts equal to
and falling due at the time provided for the
payment of the respective installments, and
shall have fully complied with the conditions
of this act, then the Secretary of the Com
monwealth shall transfer under the great
seal of the State to such purchasers, their
successors or assigns, upon such terms and
conditions as are mentioned in this act, the
whole Main Line of public works between
Philadelphia and Pittsburg.
In connection with this subject, the follow
ing section may be of interest to some par
ties, and we append it :
SEC. S. That as soon as the purchaSers
shall have given notice "to the Governor of
their readiness to take possession of said
works, he shall cause notice thereof to be
given to all superintendents, toll collectors,
officers and agents of the Commonwealth em
ployed on or about said railroads and canals,
who shall continue nevertheless to discharge
the duties of their said offices or employments
(at the expense of the purchasers of said
main line) until removed or re-appointed, and
the official bonds of said officers or agents
shall enure to the use of said purchasers, as
to all moneys received, or acts done by them
on account of said works subsequent to the
time when said purchasers shall take posses
sion as aforesaid.
How To SUBDUE Mons.—Thc Albany .Tour
nal advocates the employment of fire engines
in quelling riots, in preference to the use of
balls and bayonets. This plan, if followed,
would certainly "throw cold water'-' upon the
rage of a mob.
Democratic Judicial Nominations.
The Committee appointed at the State
Convention to inform Messrs. STRONG and
TnearrsoN of their nomination for the offices
of Supreme Judges, have received the fol
lowing replies :
BEADING, June 13, 1857.
GENTLEMEN:—Your letter of the 10th in
stant has been received, informing me that
the Democratic State Convention recently as
sembled at Harrisburg, had placed me in
nomination as one of their candidates for
Judge of the Supreme Court of this Com
monwealth. I am profoundly sensible of
the honor which has been conferred upon
me, and feel grateful for the confidence of
my Democratic brethren. The office for which
I have thus been named, has attached to it
no ordinary responsibilities. Should the nomi
nation of the Convention be approved by the
people, I shall endeavor, by earnest and
faithful effort, to meet those responsibilities
in such a manner as to preserve the confi
dence thus reposed in me.
Please accept for yourselves, individually,
my thanks for the extremely courteous, and
flattering manner in which you have commu
nicated to me the action of the Convention.
I am, very respectfully,
your obedient servant,
GENTLEMEN :—Your favor, dated Harris
burg, June 10th, 1857, has been duly re
ceived, informing me of my nomination by
the Democratic State Convention, assembled
at Harrisburg on the 9th inst., as a candidate
for the office of Judge of the Supreme Court
of this Commonwealth. For this distin
guished mark of confidence I desire to ex
press my sincere gratitude to each and every
member of the Convention. In accepting
the nomination, which I do with great diffi
dence, in a view of the responsibilities of
the position, I can only say, that in the
event of my election, the best energies of
my life shall be devoted to such discharge of
duty as may, in some degree, be worthy of
the confidence of the Convention in making
their nomination, and of the people in rati
fying it. I am greatly obliged by the kind
terms you have chosen to employ in commu
nicating the action of the Convention, for
which please accept my sincere thanks.
have the honor to be very truly yours,
Hiram Cox, appointed Chemical Inspector of
liquors in Cincinnati, has published facts
which should be engraved around the rim of
every drinking-glass. He states that during
two years he has made 249 inspections of va
rious kinds of liquors, and has found more
than nine-tenths of them imitations, and a
greater portion of them poisonous concoctions.
Of brandy he has not found one gallon of
pure in a hundred gallons, the imitations hav
ing been whiskey for a basis, and various poi
sonous acids for the condiments. Of wines,
not a gallon in a thousand, purporting to be
sherry, port, sweet malaga is pure, but they
are made of water, sulphuric acid, alum,
Guinea pepper, horse radish, and many of
them without a single drop of alcoholic spirit.
Dr. Cox warrants there are not ten gallons of
genuine port wine in Cincinnati. He also
states that in his inspection of whiskey he
has found only from 17 to 20 per cent of alco
holic spirit:, when it should have been 45 to
50, and some of it contains sulphuric acid
enough in a quart to eat a hole through a
man's stomach.
The Main Line.
We clip the following from the Pittsburg
Commercial Journal, whose editor has been
to Philadelphia to see Mr. Thomson, Presi
dent of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company,
on the subject of the Main Line.
He says:
Mr. Thomson stated that he would cheer
fully communicate to me his views, and he
would give them fully, with no other reserve
than that imposed by the fact, to which he
carefully directed my attention, that these
are but his individual views . and opinions,
and cannot be authoritative until they shall
have been approved by the Stockholders and
Board. Mr. Thomson avows himself favor
able in the first instance to offering the whole
Main Line of the Canal, Eastern and West
ern Divisions, and the I'ortaye Railroad, for
sale together, to the highest bidder, retain
ing only the Columbia Railroad, to the end
that the Pennsylvania Railroad Company
shall own nothing but a continuous line of
Railroad from Pittsburg to Philadelphia, and
disarm the baseless clamor about monopoly of
both lines, and oppression of Canal freight
ers. If the Canal and Portage Railroad
cannot be sold together to a responsible com
pany or association, then it shall be sold in
sections. He suggests, as advisable, that
the Canal .may be offered to the Counties
which they traverse, in default of sale.
In relation to the Western Division, he
says an effort will be made to sell it ; in de
fault of sale or lease, he would offer it to the
Counties through which it passes, condi
tioned that they should keep it in navigable
order. In any event and under the most ad
verse circumstances, he holds that the water
power on the Northern Division, from Blairs
ville to Pittsburg, will suffice to keep that
much of the Northern Division open forever.
He has no doubt that the Canal from Blairs
ville to Pittsburg, will be kept up and open
been informed that the first telegraphic des
patch to be transmitted across the ocean, will
he the compliments of James Buchanan,
President of the United States, to Queen Vic
toria, and the return despatch will convey
her Majesty's reply. The third despatch will
be from England, and will be, it is said, a
complimentary tribute to Horace 33. Tebbetts,
Esq., the original projector of this great en
terprise. Mr. Tebbetts was for many years
a resident of Boston, and is now of New
York. Ho has devoted the last six years of
his time almost exeluSivoly to the enterprise
now so near completion.
Xi Why does a blacksmith seem the most
dissatisfied of all mechanics? Because he is
always striking for wages.
xlEirA young lady says that "if a cart
wheel has nine ' &noes' attached to it, it's a
pity that a girl like hor can't have one.
ERIE, June 18, 1857
Treason Stalking Abroad at Noonday.
The positions assumed by the Black Re
publicans have of themselves a strong, direct
and natural tendency to treason, in the form
of disunion. All true patriots have denoun
ced every sentiment and movement pointing
in that direction. But treason to the Union
has a lodgment in the Black Republican
breast, and is not consequently, clearly man
ifested by the more ardent, or weak and in
cautious, in their ranks. They give encour
agement in their speeches and papers to a
less politic class, who serve them in their
hour of need. They agree more or less fully
in sentiment, but, as policy demands, their
professions are somewhat variant. But they
respectively sail in the same direction. The
open disunionists recently held a meeting at
Worcester, Massachusetts, and took bold
ground in favor of disunion. They are but
one step in advance of the regular Black Re
publicans of the Fremont stamp. The Wor
cester convention passed resolutions declara
tory of their principles and objects, some of
which we copy below. They are but little
ahead of the open opinions of Mr. Banks, who
is known to have "calculated the value of the
Union," and to have arrived at the conclu
sion, in a certain contingency, to "let the
Union slide." The members of this conven
tion will doubtless give him their hearty sup
port for the governor, as one of the means of
eventually attaining the great object which
they have in view. These avowed treasona
ble intentions g 9 wholly unrebuked by the
Republican press, and doubtless for the rea
son that it approves of the purpose avowed.
We invite the serious attention of all lovers
of the Union, to the following, found among
the resolutions passed at Worcester:
"Resolved, That the necessity of disunion
is written in the whole existing character and
condition of the two sections of the country;
in their social organization, education, habits,
and laws ; in the dangers of our white citi
zens in Kansas, and of our colored men in
Boston ; in the wounds of Charles Sumner,
and laurels of his assailant; and no govern
ment on earth was ever strong enough to hold
- together such opposing forces.
"Resolved, That this movement does not
merely seek disunion, but the more perfect
union of the free States by the expulsion of
the slave States from the confederation, in
which they have ever been an element of dis
cord, danger and disgrace.
"Resolved, That it is not probable that the
ultimate severance of the Union will be an
act of deliberation or discussion, but that a
long period of deliberation and discussion
must precede it; and thus we meet to begin.
"Resolved, That henceforward, instead of
regarding it as an objection to any system of
policy that it will lead to the separation of
the States, we will proclaim that to be the
highest of all recommendations and the great
est proof of statesmanship; and will support,
politically or otherwise, such men and meas
ures as appear to tend most to this result."
Affairs in Kansas
The Washington, Union, in alluding to the
studied determination manifested by the Free
State men of Kansas, to take no part in the
pending election in that territory, says the
position of the Democratic party, and the
administration, in regard to existing difficul
ties in Kansas, cannot be misunderstood. It
is that the people of the Territory have the
right to settle the character of their institu
tions. If a considerable or inconsiderable
portion of their number conceive that they
can impair and ultimately destroy that right
by creating difficulties and disturbances, or
by taking no - part in the elections, they labor
under an error, of which they cannot be too
soon disabused; for the Democratic, conser
vative portion of the country will regard as
the people of Kansas only such as aro now
uniting to frame a form of government in
accordance with the provisions of law, and
not those who are seeking to paralyze the
popular will by illegal subterfuges, and the
quibbles of fanaticism. 'Whatever the con
stitution may be—whether recognizing or
excluding slavery, or silent in regard to the
institution—it will be viewed as the expres
sion of the will of the people of Kansas, as
those who frame it will act under the federal
constitution, and in a manner recognized by
the organic law. The administration stands
on the doctrine of non-intervention, in the
strictest sense of the term, and will insist to
the extent of its constitutional power, that
the people of that Territory shall manage
their own affairs in their own way.
Tried in Seven States.
The Maine law (says the Providence Post)
has been fairly tried in seven States of the
American Union, and in every one has proved
a complete failure. From the eastern bound
ary of Maine to the western line of Michi
gan it has not permanently closed a single
grog shop. In Rhode Island there are three
grog shops to-day where there was one when
the law was repealed.
And. we know that the law was a dead .
letter in nearly every school district in Maine
for at least two years before it was repealed.
There are not (continues the Post) ten tem
perance men in any single town or city in
New England who will raise a finger to en
force .the Maine liquor law. The law has
been on the statute book of this State, with
an interruption of only three or four months,
ever since July, 1852. During the last two
years not four rum sellers have been impris
oned under it; and we are confident that not
more than six warrants have been issued.
The Maine law in Rhode Island had not
only the effect of multiplying grog shops to
an indefinite extent, but it has caused a gen
eral spirit of resistance to all excise law;
and, indeed, has been a most efficacious cause
of the general insubordination of the com
munity to the laws of all kinds. The gen
eral defiance of the late excise law at New
York city and elsewhere would not now be
witnessed if the friends of the Maine law
had not set the example of disregard of the
rights of the people in their unconstitutional
scheme, and had not created a habit of dis
obedience by their unwise project.
IW'r• The oldest book in the United States,
it is said, is a manuscript Bible in the pos
session of Dr. Witherspoon, of Alabama,
written over a thousand years ago ! lie de
scribes it as follows: The book is strongly
bound in boards of old English oak, and with
thongs, by which the leaves are also bound
together. The leaves are entirely made of
parchment, of a most superior quality, of
hnenoss and smoothness little inferior to the
best satin. The pages are allruled with great
accuracy, and written with groat uniformity
and beautifully in the old German text hand,
and divided off into chapters and verses.—
The first chapter of every book in the Bible
is written with a large capital of inimitable
beauty and splendidly illuminated with red,
blue and black ink, still in vivid colors; and
no two of the capital letters in the book are
precisely alike.
CROPS IN MAINE.-A correspondent writing
from Farmington, Me., informs us that the
crop in that vicinity never looked better.—
Oats, wheat and potatoes are looking finely;
corn rather backward, but has a decidedly
healthy appearance, and no one doubts a lUrge
crop. Apples bid fair for an unusual har
vest. He adds: "I have not seen. such fields
of grass for many years; the very road-sides
will yield a ton to the acre."
We find in the RepWolridePharmacie, that
M. Leperdriel advises, to conceal the dis'a.:
greeable taste of cod liver oil, the addition to`
the latter of about ten per cent, .of common
salt. Not only does the salt render the oil
palatable, but it causes the stomach to digest,
the oil more completely. In the same way, viT;
presume the coup d'oeil of a lobster salad is
improved, its taste made palatable, and diges:
tion assisted.
POET.—The editor of the Pittsburg Journal,
in a recent letter from Harrisburg, Pa.,
where he visited the Asylum for Insane, thus
speaks of one who was the prince of Ameri
can song writers, Charles Fenno Hoffman:—
" His disease is of peculiar form, and Dr.
Corwen tells me presents the only instance
he ever met with of hallucination of the five
senses—touch, taste, sight, smell, and hearing.
The most distressing indications of his dis
ease are exhibited in his fancies that some
body is touching, pressing or pinching him,
or that he sees persons and objects which
trouble and disturb him."
DISGUSTING IT TRUE.—The following para
graph is going the rounds:
"The Troy (N. Y.) ladies have introduced
a new feature at their fairs, which makes
them draw like steam engines. All the
most bewitching girls wear placards labeled
'kisses one shilling each;' and in some cases
where dealers possess extraordinary beauty,
as high as twenty-five cents is obtained.—
Gentlemen who are fond of gathering this
kind of fruit, 'melting from trees,' go in for
it accordinc , to the weight of their purses;
and one of the newspapers states that one
rosy-lipped, • bright-eyed gal realized $62
worth in one evening. One gentleman actu
ally purchased $ll worth of this honey."
DEAD UNDER. MOM—The Paris correspon
dent of the Boston Traveller says, the doctors
have declared that the late extraordinary in
vasion of colds, gripes, and peritoneal in
flammation, (which proved unusually fatal,)
were entirely owing to the bell petticoats,
-which expose the female person, from the
waist down to the feet, to the weather. La
dies, after a promenade, return home shiver
ing; the crinoline has given them a chill; and
the first thing that we hear is that the family
undertaker has been sent for. Is it not strange
that ladies should never adopt any fashion
which is not prejudicial to health? Corsets,
thin shoes, microscopic bonnets and crinoline
have murdered as many persons as Moloch
the 16th ult., as Mr. John Henderson was
sitting by the - window of his residence in
Cleveland, Tenn., during a thunder storm, a.
discharge of electricity struck him between
the shoulders, rending a hole in his coat, vest
and shirt, from one to two inches in diameter;
the fluid then passed down his back, and along
his left leg, scorching his clothes and burning
his flesh to a continuous blister, from three
to ten inches in width, from the points of the
shoulders to the heel of his left foot. No
marks were found on the right leg below the
knee. The current of electricity bursted the
boot of the left foot, and passed down, burn
ing a hole in the carpet, and was then dissi
pated on the floor. Mr. Henderson became
unconscious from the effects of the shock,
and remained so for some ten or fifteen min
utes. When he recovered, his sufferings
were most excrutiating, but he is slowly re
PRINTERS.—In noticing the Democratic
State Ticket, the Harrisburg Daily Tele
graph, an opposition newspaper, says :—The
Democratic party has not many qualities
that meet our approbation, yet there is one.
that it deserves credit for—namely, the pref
erence it has always shown, in this State at
at least, for printers—their hardest workers.
Of the four candidates now supported by
them for State offices, three have been mem
bers of the " Art preservative"—Messrs.
Packer, Thompson and Strickland. Of their
faculties we need say nothing; suffice it,
that they have rendered valuable service to
the party, and receive their reward. This.
is one of the traits that Democracy deserves
commendation for—though we confess it is
like a pearl among muscles. There is both
rightand policy in this course, for it is re
warding the severest laborers in the cause of
the party, and inciting their fellows to
stronger struggles, 'with a bright prospect
before them, in case of success. Printers—
editors—are undoubtedly the real soldiers of
a party, and though public speakers alone,
oftenest obtain honors, it will be easy to
show that they do not render the most ser
Mn. BUCHANAN ON PotiroAmy.—Major Jack
Downing thus relates a conversation he had.
with Mr. Buchanan on Utah: "Old. Buck
is a good deal riled with Brigham Young,
who, with his one hundred wives, have crea
ted a rebellion—when the cld Buck has't ono
that he can call his own. If one woman cre
ated a rebellion in the garden of Eden when
she had a man and ought to bin satisfied, it
isn't wonderful that one hundred should don
the like in Utah, having only one man among
'em all? Says I, Bucky,
_did you ever see
union and harmony where there was a. hun
dred wimen and but one man—it's agin all
nature, to expect it—and the only way to
bring matters to good starting point is to see
each has her man. Yes, but said.
Old Buck, then every man would be obleeg'd
to hey a woman. Yes, sartip, sex I. Well
then, sez ho, they'd blame me for the hull, of
this trouble and say I'd sot'em a bad exam
ple. That's so sez I, and since you dray -so
many weman to take up with one man be
kase you refused to take your 'sheer, its your
duty to make'em live peaceable as they are,
or else break the whole thing up by reform
ing and setting every old bachelor, a good ex
ample by takin one of these deluded. women
for your sheer, to once."
itte"'.A. Dr. Jackson, at the Syracuse Dress
Reform Convention in favor of short -petti
coats, told the audience that "he had seen
fifteen hundred women take citr the long
skirts and put on the short skirts . " This is
coming nearer to the naked truth than usual,
but with Tom Moore we -must say to the
Doctor :
If all this you've only seen
Lord bless you what 9. fool you'vki been