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CircuZation--- - the /wryest in the county
Wednesday, May 18, 1859
NOTES, with a waiver of the V3OO Law.
JUDGMENT NOTES, with a waiver of the $3OO Law.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, for Justices of the Peace
and Ministers of the Gospel.
of Assault and Battery, and Affray.
SCIERE FACIAS, to recover amount of Judgment.
COLLECTORS' RECEIPTS, for State, County, School,
Borough and Township Taxes.
Printed on superior paper. and for sale at the Office of
BLANKS, of every description, printed to order, neatly,
at short notice, end on good Paper.
New Advertisements.
ird'Public Sale, by Francis B. Wallace.
. _Auditor's Notice, by T. P. Campbell
ja --- Orphans' Court Sale, by Oraffus Miller.
Ilea Estate at public sale, by D. Caldwell.
Any young man desirous of making a fortune,
should read the advertisement of Kruger & Preston.
another evidence, that the Presi
dent is completely under the control of South
ern Disunionists, we have the announcement
that John Heart, former Editor of the Charles
ton lltercury, of South Carolina, has been ap
pointed Commissioner of Public Printing.—
The Mercury has for years been the bitter,
ultra, consistent advocate for Nullification
and Disunion.
Haven Watchman, one of the most bitter
Know Nothing journals in the State, applauds
Mr. Buchanan for his appointment of Quig
gle to Antwerp. Hope it "may cling firm," .
and give due credit to "the poor boy" (Big
ler) "who by his own undecided exertions,"
succeeded in having this oppointment made,
in opposition to the protest of all the promi
nent Democrats of the district Quiggle for
merly misrepresented.
"It is said that, Mr. Lewis offers to dispose
of his establishment for 'a round two thous
and.'"—Quispis of the Shirleysburg Herald.
All a mistake. The " Globe" establish
ment is not for sale. It is a living institution,
and expects to be a little more so, as soon as
the good times coming will put money into
the pockets of our patrons to pay up arrear
ages. " A round. two thousand."—for an in
stitution like The Globe! Double the sum,
gentlemen, before you think of stepping into
our boots.
The War News.
By an arrival at New York on Sunday
evening, three days later intelligence from
Europe has been received. The war plot
thickens. Actual hostilities have commenced.
The Austrians have invaded the territories of
Sardinia, driving the forces of the latter be
fore them. Meanwhile, the troops of France
have hurried to the protection of their ally.
A protracted war is inevitable. England .
and Prussia arc preparing for it. Europe
has never been so profoundly agitated since
the downfall of the first Napoleon. The re
sult of the English elections had been favor
able to the Derby Ministry. Breadstuffs and
provisions have advanced in price, while cot
ton has declined.
risburg Daily Telegraph, we learn that the
barns belonging to the. State Lunatic Hospi
tal, and the barn attached to the Dauphin
County Poor House, were destroyed by fire on
Thursday night last. The following is a
rough estimate of the property destroyed at
the Lunatic Hospital :
One large bank barn, new; cost $2,000.
It contained about sixteen tons of hay, and
all the farm implements, including a num
ber of costly agricultural machinery, besides
harness, the Steward's wagon, a dearborn
wagon, and a large farm wagon, all of which
were destroyed. There were also seven
horses in the barn, six of which belonged to
the Hospital, and the remaining one to Dr.
DeWitt, which had only been returned to
the barn about an hour previous to the fire.
A large cattle barn about 60 feet opposite
the above barn, was also destroyed. Fortu
nately the cattle had all been driven into the
pasture field during the day, and with the
exception of some chickens and a couple
of pigs, no other animals were destroyed in it.
The entire loss by the conflagration will
fall a little short of four thousand dollars, on
which the State has no insurance.
A fireman, a young man, named Samuel
J. Miller, who was'running with the engine,
fell under the wheels, which passed over his
body below his arms. He lingered until 10
o'clock next morning when he expired.
At the Poor Muse, besides the barn, four
splendid mules, together with five horses,
fourteen mulch cows, one large bull and a
calf perished in the flames. The barn con
tained some 25 tons of hay, sf; bushels of rye
and near 40 bushels of potatoes, all of which
were destroyed. Loss estimated at $5,000.
A man by the name of Martin Henry
Wolf, who had been confined in both institu
tions, has been arrested as the incendiary.
tion of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural
Society for 1859, is to he held at the Powel
ton Grounds, Philadelphia. The time for
holding the fair has not yet been decided
upon. The merchants and business men of
Philadelphia have been quite liberal in the
subscriptions toward defraying the expenses,
and getting up the Exhibition on an exten
sive wale,
The Wheat Crop
Great interest is felt in all the Western
States concerning the wheat crop, and they
have ample cause to feel such interest, apart
from any influence the European troubles
may have. The West is very poor because
its crops have been short for two years past,
and in Michigan and Canada there has been
positive distress in consequence of the ab
sence of any stock to forward to market, and
to pay their indebtedness. In this condition
of affairs the prospect of an increased de
mand abroad, attaches more importance to
the prospect of the crop than usual, in every
part of the country. The New York Courier
and Enquirer has late advices from Georgia
and North Carolina, which represent the
crop in the former State as a fair average,
the rust having injured it in some portions,
but not generally. In North Carolina exten
sive damage from rust is reported, and a
crop below the average. High prices are
anticipated when the crop is brought to mar
ket, and every effort will be made to bring
it out promptly. It is sent forward in June
and July usually, the largest share coming
in June when the market favors. In south
ern Illinois the new crop is reported as very
promising, and rapidly approaching harvest,
the early season bringing it forward two
weeks before the time of former years. The
first of June is an early clay for the new
wheat of southern Illinois to be offered in
market, but it will probably be nearly or
quite ripe at that time, if favorable weather
prevails. The crop is very promising in all
parts of Illinois, though of course the critical
stages are far from being passed anywhere.
The contingencies of rust in June are very
important in the central parts of that State,
and, indeed, in all the wheat growing region
farther north. In Canada the Courier and
Enquirer cites information of an encouraging
character in parts of Canada West, and, so'
far as is known, there is no exception to the
general tone of a favorable report. If noth
ing occurs to change this condition the entire
wheat growing region of the vicinity of the
lakes, will have a large surplus to send to
market. Somewhat startling advances in
the price of wheat are reported at Chicago,
in the Press and Tribune, of Saturday last,
winter wheat, which sold as low as one dol
lar and twenty cents per bushel, on the 12th
of April, being eagerly taken on that day at
$1 47, an advance of twenty-seven cents in
three weeks. Spring wheat advanced twen
ty cents in the same time. Much of this is
doubtless speculative movements, exaggera
ting the effect properly due to the European
news ; but it is well to have the fluctuations
of our market in view, in order to be ready
to counteract excessive changes, which are
sure to be injurious in the end.
Opinions from Abroad.
To show, (says the Harrisburg State Senti
nel,) that we are not singular in the opinions
which we have expressed of President Bu
chanan and his Administration, we subjoin
a few extracts from the sentiments of distin
guished men and papers in other States.
Gov. Henry A. Wise, of Virginia, in a let
ter to Hon. David Hubbard, inquires signifi
"Is the South, is any portion of our coun
try in a situation to rush into wars—wars in
vited by the President with three European
and five American Powers ? And are we to
be a grand consolidated, elective North and
South American imperialism ? The question
is not, "Will the Union be dissolved ?" That
is a settled question. But the question is,
" Is the old Vir g inia Democratic faith to be
abandoned, and are we to rush on with, the
President into a full scheme of FEDERAL
policy, which, in its whole outline and filling
up excels any FEDERALIS3 in all its points
which a _Hamilton or Adams or any other lat
itudinarian ever dared to project or purpose ?"
This is precisely what we have said again
and again, that Buchanan's Democracy is in
tense FEDERALISM, and that those who
support him are FEDERALISTS to all in
tents and purposes, notwithstanding they
hold in their hands what they call the Demo
cratic organization. Unfortunately for them,
and for the country too, the organization is
all they have, the principles they have dis
In another part of his letter, Gov. Wise says :
"The President bids high ; to filibusters he
offers Cuba, the Isthmus, and North Mexico
—to the West, a Pacific railroad," &c.
Yes, this is high bidding; but it won't win.
Mr. Montague, candidate for Lieut. Gover
nor of Virginia, in a recent discussion between
Mr. Goggin, the opposition candidate for
Governor, and himself, said :
"I voted for Buchanan on the Cincinnati
platform, but he has deceived me—HE IS A
TRAITOR TO HIS PARTY, and, so help
me my Creator, ill never vote for him again!"
This is very emphatic, and the same senti
ment is entertained by tens of thousands of
Democrats in and out of Virginia.
The Richmond Enquirer, the oldest Demo
cratic paper, we believe, in the Union, in dis
cussing the policy best to be pursued by Mr.
Letcher, the Democratic candidate for Gover
nor of Virginia, says :
" If he should fail to do so—if he should
agree to take the President's message for his
platform—he would leave his party only a
choice of evil, as between himself and Mr.
Goggin. It is true, that very few Democrats
of the right stamp would, even in that case,
choose the latter alternative. But the great
mass of the party who might vote for Mr.
Letcher, would do so hesitatingly and under
protest. And we are well assured that a
very large portion of the party would not vote
for him at all. They would quietly fold their
arms and take no part whatever in a contest
between two FEDERALIST champions. In
short, an endorsement of the President's mes
sage by Hr. Letcher, would inevitably insure
JP. Letcher's deftal."
Mr. Letcher did not endorse the Presidt
or his message ; and yet in such absolute -
testation is Mr. Buchanan and his Adminisl
tion held by the Democracy of Virginia, tt
it is somewhat doubtful whether a Democi,
although a repudiator of both, can be elect.
We hope that Letcher may be, but the rot
looks doubtful.
Here are a few extracts from sound Dez
cratic authority—so considered at least r
the Administration—in relation to the extt
agance and corruption of the Government
Senator Johnson, of Tennessee, in a spec
in the United States Senate, said
"It is in the power of Congress to prevt
these enormous expenditures; and if we)
not interpose we are responsible for them,
This Government, sixty-nine years of 9,,
scarcely out of its swaddling clothes, is M
ing" more corrupt use of money, in proporth
to the amount collected from the people, a[
honestly believe, than any other Governmit
on the habitable globe."
Hon. A. H. Stephens, of Georgia, in),
speech delivered by him in the House of RA
rescntatives, said :
" When'he first entered Congress, in 18',
the expenses of the Government were ow
$30,000,000 per annum. The country td
gone through the expensive Mexican w,
with sixth-three thousand soldiers in the fief,
for thirty-three millions, and now, in timef
peace, the estimates were seventy-three rd
lions. Many expenditures were wholly u-
I necessary, and reform was indispensaly
needed. He believed forty millions an abu
dance for national expenses."
Hon. M. R. H. Garnett, of Virginia, in te
House of Representatives, said :
" Can any gentlemen pretend that it is fa - ,
that it is just, that it is legitimate, that the e
penses of this Government, in time of pp
found peace, should have doubled ? Lair
through the list of items, and you will firs
thoittile expenditures have doubled in almot
every item. Is there no way to apply tle
knife ? The Committee of Ways and Mean
tell you that they cannot control these exi.2o:-
ditures ; then I say that the only way to cot
trol them is the same way that you woull
control any other extravagant person ; tha
is, by stinting them in money."
We shall conclude these warning extract
by one from a speech delivered in the Unitel
States Senate, on a small item of governmert
CORRUPTION, by the "illustrious" Set
ator Toombs, of Georgia. Even that immac
ulate, unwaveringßuchanan Dem ocratshrark
aghast at the unveiled corruptions of the Al
ministration. Hear him
"Your appropriation for navy yards hate
gone to the building of houses for officers,
and the making of flower-pots, and all that
sort of things, at a cost of $2,000,000 ; and it
will be no less as long as you will pay it, but
will go up to $4,000,000 if you do not stop it.
There are $2,000,000 that you have no need
for at all. You have not increased them of
late years, and you now have 8,000 men in
your navy yards to help them—civilians.----
You have carried their number up from 3,000
to 8,000. You have eight navy yards. Eng
land has 550 ships and she has two navy
yards. You have eight, conveniently located
all about the country, and it is a cause of re
proach to good Democrats for the enemy to
Of course there is "something in it."—
There is not a doubt that every word of it is
true. A more swindling, treachereus, extrav
agant, abandoned, and corrupt government
never existed since the begining of the world
than the present government of the United
States. Congress knew this, and acted on
the knowledge, when it REFUSED to vote
the $30,000,000 asked for by the President.
They knew the Administration was DIS-
I - lONEST--that it had already ROBBED
beggars which it bad gathered around it, and
would rob it of millions more for the same pur
pose if the money was placed subject to the
control of the President; they knew this and re
fused to grant it. They took Mr. Garnett's
plan to force the Administration to be honest;
they "stinted" it. They cut down nearly all
the estimates, and yet we fear that a large
margin was left for the indulgence of their
thieving propensities.
Can the Democracy of Pennsylvania sup
port any longer an administration proven to
be so CORRUPT and DISHONEST that a
IT ?
THE GOLD FEVER.—Those of our citizens
who are afflicted with the Pike's Peak fever,
should read and ponder the following, from
the Leavenworth Ledger
"We often bear young men, who never did
any hard work in their lives, talk about go
ing to Pike's Peak. We ask such, what kind
of work they think gold digging is ? Let
them turn out here and get themselves into
practice by digging wells, cellars, coal, quar
ry rock, mauling rails and rolling saw logs,
and eat dry bread and wash it down with
water, and sleep on the ground in fair weath
er and foul, and then form an opinion about
the work of digging gold. Digging gold is
no child's play ; and it is only the strong
able-bodied, hard-working men that will suit
the business. The men who succeeded at the
mines in California, were strong of arm and
stout of heart, and only such men can suc
ceed at the gold mines. A bull has just . as
much business in a china shop, as a glove
handed clerk or fair-faced mechanic has at
Pike's Peak."
How TO STOP BLOOD.—Housekeepers, me
chanics, and others, in handling knives,
tools, or any sharp instruments, very fre
quently receive severe cuts, from which the
blood flows profusely, and oftentimes endan
gering life itself. Blood may be made to
cease to flow, as follows : Take the fine dust
of tea, and bind it close to the wound ; at all
times accessible and easily to be obtained.—
After the blood has ceased to flow, laudanum
may be advantageously applied to the wound.
Due regard to these instructions will save
agitation of mind and running for the sur
geon, who would probably make no better
prescriptions if he were present.
The Young Democracy
In the great contest which is now going on
between power and principle—an arbitrary
and treacherous administration on the one
hand, and an outraged, incensed and indig
nant people on the other—where shall we find
the young Democracy ?
The youthful heart is pure and patriotic,
averse to political corruption, and ardent in
the cause of liberty.
Naturally therefore, - we should look for an
almost universal rally of the young Democ
racy on the side of correct principles and
good government—on the side of Popular
Sovereignty, and opposed to federal aggres
sion. And there we expect to find them.
There are many reasons why they should
be there. In the first place the interests of
their country—which are paramount—and
in the second place, their individual inter
ests invite' them there. They are impelled
there by two strong motives—one patriotic,
the other selfish—and these are too powerful
to be resisted.
Truly attached as we are to Democratic
principles, believing that they alone can con
duct our country to the highest point of na
tional greatness and glory, we are desirous
that the young Democracy should not be de
ceived by the false issues that are now made,
and fatally mistake, at the out-set of their
career, organization for principle, or profes
sion for practice.
In the earlier days of the Republic when
the Statesman and politicians of the country
were honest and patriotic—when Democracy
meant what it purported—when profession
was equivalent to practice, and words might
be believed before actions confirmed them,
there was no difficulty in the way ; no mist
beclouded the vision of the seeker after truth ;
the road was straight and open, and the goal
in view.
When Jefferson declared the principles of
the party, and laid down the rule that honesty
and ettpabitity were pre-requisite to an ap
pointment to office ; when Madison and Mon
roe and Jackson followed in his footsteps,
the glory of Democracy shone not feebly
forth as it does now—the whole earth was il
luminated by its brightness, and the Great
Republic was respected in every quarter of
the globe.
Those were the palmy days of Democracy,
when principle was adhered to, and honesty
was the policy of the government.
We ascribe to Democracy the chief glory
and prosperity of the country; we desire to
see it still dominant; and therefore it is that
we now appeal to the Young Democracy,
who have not yet become tainted with the
blasting heresies and corruptions of the day,
to step forward, and with the energy of
youth, take hold on the right side, and
restore the party to its pristine purity and
First, it is your duty as patriots to do so.
Treachery and hypocracy on the part of our
federal rulers have demoralized and weaken
ed the party to such an extent, that in the
North it is powerless, and in the South gives
unmistakable signs of rapid decay. The safe
ty, the prosperity, the happiness of the coun
try demands its re-organization and re-estab
lishment upon sound principles ; and this
mighty labor, requiring intelligence, purity,
integrity, perseverance and vigor, is for you ;
yo - u may do it 5 2020, if you will ; and now is
the time, for " delays are dangerous ;" but
whether you do it now or not, in the end
you must do it, for your fathers are rapidly
passing away, and in a few years, at far
thest, the government of the country will
be in your hands.
You have intelligence. Within the past
quarter of a century the faculties for educa
tion have increased so rapidly, that few chil
dren born within that period can be without
How then can you, intelligent, educated
young men, submit to the ignorant, old fogy
leadership and dictation of those who have
driven the party in this state to the verge of
ruin ' - who have deceived and debased it;
who fight for reward and not for principle;
an army of corrupt, venal office-seekers, who,
ignorant or careless of the causes which have
overthrown every proceeding republic, and
anxious only for promotion and for gold, are
hurrying the nation to its downfall as rapid
ly as they can—old men grow gray in iniqui
ty and hardened in sin, from whom the coun
try has nothing but evil to expect.
Your patriotism as well as your ambition,
should impel you to action. Whilst they rule,
the party cannot revive, the country cannot
prosper, and you cannot rise.
You cannot, by joining the Buchanan par
ty, save it from destruction; that is impossi
ble ; but you may inspire it with hope of suc
cess, and so encourage it to pursue, un
changed, its destroying . policy. In the years
yet remaining to it, if countenanced by a
formidable array of supporters, it may com
plete the mischief which it has commenced.
By throwing your weight into the scale of
sound principle against rotten organization,
you have it in your power to serve your coun
try and yourselves.
You can prevent the election of a Repub
lican President ;- which would be bad.
You can prevent the election of any apos
tate Democrat assimilating in principle with
I3uchanan ; which would be worse.
You can elect a sound Democrat, and so save
the country and the party; which is what all
true patriots should desire.
Remember that Buchanan is a disorganizer
and an apostate, and turn from him. Look
carefully at his course since his inauguration,
and you will find that he is the worst enemy
of the nation, of its prosperity and its liber
ty, that ever , successfully aspired to the Pres
Burr was ambitious, intriguing, reckless—
but be was a patriot, and never conspired
against the liberties of the country for which
he had fought.
Buchanan has not only deserted the princi
ples upon which he was elevated to the Chief
Magistracy ; but he has sought through his
army of office-holders to subdue the will of
the people to his own base purposes ; he has
endeavored by the exercise of all the federal
power which he could bring to bear, to con
trol the political action of independent States;
and he has formed alliances and proposed
test measures which, if persisted in, must end
in revolution or dissolution of the Union, be
fore the expiration of his term of office.
There seems to be on his part a premedi
tated design to involve the country in great
trouble, if not civil war. Since his accession
to the Presidency he has discovered his want
of capacity to administer the government
wisely and well, and determined to immor
talize his name, even if it should be an im
mortality of infamy, like Eratostratus he has
applied the torch to the temple, and stands
smiling amid the desolation which his incen
diaryism has created.
Turn from him, therefore, young Democrats
of Pennsylvania, for he is unworthy of your
support. Your purity; your intelligence,
your enthusiasm and energy are required by
your Country, and you should be careful, for
her sake and your own, to exert them in the
right direction—on the side of right against
might—integrity against corruption—popular
sovereignty against federal aggressions and
pro-slavery disunion.
Thus you may save the country from great
peril, preserve the integrity of the Union, re
store the principles and renew the strength
of the Democratic party, and rise to honora
ble eminence yourselves.—State Sentinel.
The European War.
No complication of human affairs could be
more exciting and tragic than such a general_
war as now threatens Europe. Even minor
contests, between weak and insignificant
powers, often become intensely interesting ;
but when a whole continent, embracing one
fourth of the human race, far advanced in
civilization, skilled in all the arts and scien
ces, and possessing a perfect mastery of eve
ry form of warfare, is threatened with a gen
eral commotion, it is not singular that the
sympathies of the whole world should be
strongly excited. ; that anxiety to be informed
of each separate movement should be mani
fested everywhere ; that the minds of men,
whose fortunes and whose lives hang trem
bling in the scale of destiny, should be filled
with fearful forebodings ; that stock-boards
should quiver like aspen leaves, and that
hoarded wealth, yesterday as precious as
gold, should be converted, with miraculous
rapidity, into worthless paper. No one who
has studied the records of the past can con
template another European war without a
shudder. That it will inflict incalculable
misery upon millions of men is inevitable.—
That it may uproost existing dynasties, des
troy political divisions that have been the
work of centuries and reconstruct the map of
Europe, is not improbable. That it may give
to the downtrodden nations of the Old World
extended political liberty and substantial re
wards for the terrible evils which the strife,
let it result as it will, must entail upon them,
is possible. If the latter end is accomplished,
the war will serve a useful and beneficient
purpose ; if it is not, it will prove, like many
bloody struggles which have preceded it, but
another carnival of fiendish carnage, disgrace
ful to the character and unworthy of the dig
nity of man. Nothing would more complete
ly arouse the citizens of the United States
than a great war against a people of numeri
cal strength and resources. We can well
imagine what anxious fears, high resolves,
intense excitement and wonderful exertions
such a contest would inspire among us. In
Europe, France, Austria, Russia and Sardin
ia—having an aggregate population nearly
five times as large as our own—are already
enlisted in the impending struggle, and their
vast military strength and resources admon
ish us of the magnitude of the approaching
contest, and the terrible shock of conflicting
hosts we must anticipate.— The Press.
.&n officer in the United States army wri
ting from Salt Lake city to the Pennsylvania
inquirer, says :
The people at home, no matter of what par
ty, in the political whirlpool—little dream of
the existence in Utah of an organised "Church,
Government," the most arbitrary and tyran
nical since the days when Jesuitism was su
preme. The" few, faint disclosures made at
the last session of the: United States Court
in Provo, may perhaps, serve to wake up the
people at home, to a temperature of action.
There does not exist the least shadow of a
doubt in the mind:of one single man here, but
that the iltorinolt Minh ordered and execu
ted the murder of one hundred and eight
emigrants at the Mountain Meadows. The
Indians are here who helped the Mormon
Bishops to do it, and one of the chiefs told
me his post was to kill some of the children,
(so large and old that they could talk,) hence,
to prevent them giving evidence, they had to
die; and he executed them by holding them
up by the hair of the head and severing the
body at the neck ! Numerous murders have
been proved up, and the perpetrators have
fled for safety to the moutains.
I write you, Mr. Editor, as one from your
own family ; I state to you facts, and I de
sire that you hold me accountable for all I
say. No man dare trust his neighbor, every
man's hand is red with the blood of a victim.
"By order of the Council. It was for the
Lord that we killed him ! It was necessary
for the 'Mormon Church,' that we should be
put out of the way I"
The Governor has much to say about troops
overawing witnesses, and intimidating juries,
&c., &c., all of which is for a blind. Judge
Cradlebaugh has fully answered the Gover
nor, while the troops knew full well their
proper duties and functions, and of the one
hundred and twenty intelligent of in
this valley, General Johnston at the head,
there is not one but feels an unutterable dis
gust at the course pursued, and the fraud at
on Me brink of Bankruptcy.—From the news
from Europe, it appears that Louis Napoleon
asks for a loan of 500,000,000 francs, ($lOO,-
000,000) to carry on the campaign in Italy,
in which he is to take command in person. The
loan lately put in the market by Russia, is
$0,000,000. Besides these there are in the
market a loan for Austria, of $30,000,000,
which hitherto she has been unable to sell,
but has seized instead the matellic currency
of the Austrian banks; a loan for Sardinia,
$25,000,000, which she has succeeded in ob
taining ; a loan for Prussia, of $45,000,000,
and a loan for England in behalf of India for
$10,000,000. The total amount of new loans
in the market is $290,000,000, besides over
$10,000,000,000, already due by these gov
ernments. The effect of the coming war will
be to make them all bankrupt. The annual
interest on debt of England alone, is $120,-
000,000. The annual expense of her army
and navy is $157,500,000. Her whole annu
al expense is $340,000,000. Russia owes
$989,000,000, and the annual expense ofb9r
army and navy is $73,500,000. France is in
a. similar predicament. They will not be able
to pay the interest, and a crash will take
place that will shake all. Europe.—N. Z. Her
AssETs or A DEFUNCT BANK.—The assignee
of the Lancaster Bank, Pennsylvania, which
failed some two or three years ago with an
outstanding circulation of over $60,000, re
ports that the notes will be utterly worthless
so far as the assets of the defunct bank are
concerned, which will barely realize enough
cash to pay expenses. The only chance for
bill holders is to enforce the individual liabil
ity against directors and stockholders, who,
be says, are fully able and responsible to
redeem dollar for dollar. Some of the bill
holders have determined to prosecute accor
The English Hustings
The London Sum foreshadows some of the
election. scenes anticipated in the choice of a
new Parliament. .The comparison between
a popular election in Great Britain and the
United States, is worthy of note :
An opportunity is about to he offered to
the admirers of both forms of Government
to make comparisons between them. Oli
garchy is now on its trial. Next week, or
the week after, the eyes of Europe and Amer
ica will be fixed upon the working of our
electoral system. If, in the ordeal through
which we are about to pass, we can exliibit
to the world the admirable spectacle of a great
and free people, proceeding with all the calm
ness and dignity of conscious uprightness•
and independence to the choice of' its repre
sentatives ; and if that choice falls in the
main upon men of probity and intelligence,
then we may have no reason to be ashamed
of our form of Government. But if, on the
other hand, there should be revived scenes to
which on former occasions we have been un
fortunately no strangers ; should candidates
once more endeavor to intimidate or debauch
the voter, or the electors once more yield to
intimidation, or corruption, then
we think we shall have no great cause to
boast of our superiority over the members of
the great translantic Republic. In specula
ting as to which of the two spectacles the
Country is most likely to present, it natural
ly occurs to us to inquire what is the object
of these vast SUMP which arc confidently re
ported to have been collected by a well known
political organization ? Twenty thousand
pounds, it is currently rumored, have been
contributed by one eminent statesman, and
every other member of the party, of any
mark, has been laid, it is said, under contri
butions proportionate to his means. We are
told that these forced loans are raised for the
purpose. of maintaining the Conservative par
ty in power, and defeating the popular de
mand for reform. But how is the money to
be applied? These vast sums cannot be le
gally expended in contesting seats where
there is only a reasonable prospect of success.
The conveyance of voters to the poll, the
erection of the hustings, the hire of rooms,
the employment of convassers, cannot absorb
the sums which are said to be about to be
la,46ed in the forthcoming struggle. We
fear, there can be no room to doubt, that all
this preparation means neither more nor less
than a wholesale system of corruption. The
gentlemen of England who express such hor
ror of republican excesses appear tobe about
to plunge into a sea of political filth and de
bauchery. All considerations of honor and
honesty appear to be forgotten. If the cor
rupted is base, is not the corrupter infinitely
more so ? We may see now the real reason
why the system of open voting is adhered to
with such tenacity. We can now see through
the hypocritical pretences by which the bal
lot is opposed.
If drunkenness, bribery, fraud, intimida
tion, and debauchery of all sorts are the usu
al concomitants of an election in this coun
try, then the opponents of the ballot are jus
tified in calling it unEnglish, and the prep
arations on foot for securing a Conservative
majority are appropriate. We are no defen
ders of popular, any more than of aristocrat
, ic, license, and profligacy. We would con
demn them as much in New York as . in Lon
don or Manchester ; but we have a strong
suspicion that if a fair comparison could be
instituted, nothing would be found, during
the progress of a popular struggle in the
United States, to equal the disgraceful cor
ruption which will shortly be exhibited in
this-country during the progress of a general
Horrible Suicide.
Alfred Hood, a man about 35 years of age,
who was sent to the Insane Asylum, at Lick
Run about a week since, committed suicide
at that institution a few days since, by sever
ing his head almost entirely from his body
with a razor. The circumstances of his sui
cide are so peculiar as to be worthy of rela
tion. Hood, it appears, had, some time pre
vious, been too intimate with another man's
wife, and became in consequence a prey to
remorse, which was greatly increased after
the developments in the Key and Sickles'
case. Hood, who had been rather dissipated
before, began to drink to excess, and in the
midst of his ravings, thought the husband of
the injured woman was persuing him to take
his life. This idea took a firmer and firmer
hold upon his mind, and his imagination de
picted all manner of horrible deaths devised
by the man he had wronged.
This dread at last became a mania, and
the victim of the delusion was committed to
the mad house, where ho raged like a demon,
ever raving incoherently respecting the in
jured woman and her husband. On the day
of his self-destruction, Hood declared the
husband was about to drag him to hell, and
falling on his knees, entreated the imaginary
avenger to kill him at once, and rid him of
further torture. The maniac was willing,
he said, to be shot as Key had been, but he
prayed not to be burnt in eternal flames.
While in this terrible mood, he obtained
Possession of a razor, and thinking his life
would be an atonement for his crime, he
nearly decapitated himself with a hand made
strong by madness and desperation.— Cincin
nati Enquirer.
Ledger says, it has been observed as a re
markable fact, by the citizens of Douglas
vine, Berks county, and vicinity, that when
ever a funeral takes place at St. Gabriel's
Church, at that place, it is almost invariably
followed, soon after, by two others, making
three funerals in succession. This curious
circumstance has become proverbial among
the residents of the vicinity, and has been
noticed by many of the oldest citizens for
many years. As a proof that it is no idle
superstition or rumor, the present Rector of
the Church has recently made an examina
tion of the Church registry, which proves
that this curious coincidence has been of re
markably frequent occurrence ever since the
first interments in the graveyard. The
Church is one of the oldest in *this part of
the country.
Barr (Democrat) and Mr. Parsons (Republi
can) ran for the office of Treasurer in Mc-
Kean county. In making the returns, the
vote of Corydon township was omitted, leav ,
ing Mr. Parsons a few votes ahead, and the.
certificate of election was given to him and
be took the office. Barr applied to the Court.
Judge White had just decided the case, ad ,
witting the vote of Corydon township by
which Mr. Barr had one majority, but throw,
ing out four illegal votes for Barr and three
for Parsons, thus making a tie. Then he
decided that as Parsons holds the office now
he may stick to it,