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Pitl Di Y ETEN I Ml, JI N E M. 1850.
TER M S r
OLD DOi.BIU II:R ASSU,
For six months, 75 cents.
NEW subscriptions must he paid in
advance. If the paper is continued, and not
paid within the tirst month, §1.25 will be charg
ed ; if not paid in three months, §1.50; if not
paid in six months, §1.75; and if not paid in
nine months, §'2.00.
Mr. MCCALI.A invites attention to his stock of
excellent Liquors. Parties can be supplied in
any quantity through the express
The Agent of the State Mutual Firt Insurance
Company is now at Mover's Hotel, where he
will remain a few weeks for the purpose ef
making insurance on property in town and coun
try. So far as we understand the principles of
this company, it seems to be based on a plan
well calculated to secure public favor.
- ¥ J■ HOFFMAN* has received a large supply of
Nails at §1 25 per keg.
A. A. BASKS has a lot of fresh crackers.
\n Auditor's notice also appears.
Fourth of July.
Thus fur there has been but little pre- !
juration made in our town for celebrating i
the Anniversary of our National Independ
ence. Is patriotism at a discount, or whv
this supineness ?
tjv The Magnetic Telegraph was put
into operation on Friday last at the Hail
road Depot. The office in town will be
opened in a few davs.
FIRE PLEGS. —The Burgess,and Town
.WilJiV ing applied to a vote of the
citizens as to the proper course to be pur- -
sued m relation to an agreement proposed j
to be entered into between the Borough and
Water Company, an election was held OP.
Saturday last, 3t which 150 votes were j
polled—1) being for and 141 against the
provisions of said agreement.
r~P* We believe it would be oi advan- :
tage to all concerned, if the stores and '
dwellings, in Market street at least, were
regularly numbered. Blymver's corner. ;
for instance, might be designated as No. 1, i
Hoffman's No. 2, F. McCoy's No. 3, .
Davis's shoe store No. 4, ic., which j
would bring ail the odd numbers on one
ide, and the even on the other. In this i
ease it would be necessarv to divide Mar
ket street into East and West—Mrs. Hart's
would then be N'o. 1. and the Post Office .
\"o. 2 South Market street. The system
and its advantages in designating the lo
cality of business men, we are sure needs '
but to be understood properlv to ensure
rST Those who have not been taking a
supply of HOPPER'S MINERAL during the
Oppressive "heat experienced within the
past week, have missed a luxury double j
the value of its cost. Melted butter, j
wilted vegetables, <Ae., may be agreeable !
enough for some, but for our part we shall
v astly prefer these articles as taken from a
box supplied with the cooling and invigor- ,
ating ice furnished by the ex-Senator
f3C We understand that the dwelling
house of George Longsdorf, in the northern
part of to was entered last evening j
" ' wmle hislady was at church, and robbed 1
of a number of articles of men's clothing.
Our citizens must exercise a little more '
than usual caution while these marauders
are about, and they may yet be placed in j
Umbo. At present they seem to be non
romatibus in swumpo ft raihim , as the
1 constable said when he couldn't get the j
fellow standing on a rail in the swamp.
X3f The Legislature of Connecticut has
i ius far failed to elect a C. S. Senator, the
vote having stood for several days as fol
lows :—Waldo, loco. 90 to 99 ; Baldwin,
whig, 93 t094 ; Cleveland,free soil.ll to 13.
Accounts from Louisiana represent im
mense damage done to the plantations along
the Mississippi and other riu r- bv the re
cent lieuw freshets.
TRUTH EVEU\ OF rr.—The fol
lowing remarks are taken from the Louis*
-vilie Chronicle. They are sensible word
—words of truth and soberness, and al
.houir'i original!v intende d tor the loeofoco
-JTWSS, a liule alteration wiil make them
applicable to the whigs ;
1 How TO Sr*TAI Wine. I'APCRS —The ltaJin%
I end injliuniiai Whigs of each county, should
I take the time and trouble to go around amongst j
I the people arwl urge and impress upon them the
importance and duty of taking their county pa
per. If they do not succeed upon one trial iD
getting up a list, they should try again and again,
until Ihty should suThis is the way to do
it, %r.d not put it upon the poor and unintluen
tial. The Naders should doit. It i their duty
\ to do it. When the rewards and honor* of par
k T turn up, tkey are the men to get them, and
tney should be willing to share the taiort a* well
„c the honors of success. If this were done hon
estly end faithfully, the Whig papers would *ll
dourish. and principles would grow in propor
tion to the extension of the circulation of 'he
The lion. das. Thompson, the Loeofoco
member of Congress from the Krie dis
•trict, recently paid a visit to his family,
ami on his return to Washington, the
! I aion announced tiro fact, and represented
him as bringing the intelligence that the
tariff question had blown away in Penn
i sylvania. Mr. Thompson publishes a
j card in reply, from which we make the
! following extract: -
! ''l did not, and could not, have made the re
i murk ' that the tariff question had blown away'
iin Pennsylvania. 1 know that in regard to one
great interest much depression is experienced at
this time. In those sections of the State where
the iron interests prevail, much anxiety is fell
that some change in the present duties on iron,
i as well in form as in amount, shall take place.
Many establishments, heretofore giving employ
ment to a great number of operatives, have
I within the last few months suspended, and i
fear not soon to be resuscitated, unless under
! some temporary diminution of importation of
; the* foreign article, or a change iu the present
| duties upon it. A greater depression, lam per
; suaded, is yet destined to ensue, unless sotue
j thing soon be done by Congress. 1 do not be
; licve that any oilier of the great interests of tiie
j country sutler in comparison with the iron in
terst, if, indeed they suffer at all under the ex
j isting revenue system. Certain it is that the
evidence of it is not so unmistakable, as there
seems little, if any, diminution of active opera
' tions amongst them.. I feel it my duty, there
fore, to say that it would not be just to impute
to rne, as some have done, the remark referred
jto in the paragraph I have quoted. 1 feel that
\ it is of great importance to the iron interests
that an amendment of the revenue laws in re
! gard to them should be made, and made at ihe
• present session of Congress."
The Southern Convention.
I'he N'ashi iile Convention has adjourned,
alter adopting a series of resolutions,
| amounting to nothing, voting themselves
! thanks, and agreeing to meet again in six
weeks after th- adjournment of Congress.
This is equivalent to an adjournment sine
i die, for alter Congress has disposed of the
| present questions, there will be no neces
i sity to meet again, to renew the agitation.
| The little band of disunionists which com
posed the Convention were evidently dis
' concerted by the smallness of the number
j present, and linding themselves placed in
a ridiculous position, have endeavored to
j make the best of it, 'i'he v. hole thing,
i says the Ledger, has proved an abortion,
and as it has now been put to sleep, we
trust that the awakened good sense and
patriotism of the people will be sufficient
: to prevent any such assemblage, for such
avowed purposes, ever springing into exist
i ence again. It has proved one tiling, hovv
| ever, that the Fnion is far dearer to the
i masses than the politicians, and that when
the question of dissolution really eornes
, up, they will have something to say about
Plank Uoad .
I'he Lancaster Fnion stales that Messrs.
Kurtz, Brandt and Singer have just re
turned from New York, whither they have
been on a tour of observation of the vari
ous plank roads in that State. These
gentlemen were engaged to make this ex
amination by the friends of the contem
plated Plank Head from Lancaster to
Manheim, and their account of what they
saw and learned and tested is in the high
est degree encouraging. After a thorough
investigation they are satisfied that plank
roads, next to railroads, arc the best in the
world, and in some cases are even
to railroads. They are cheaper than other
roads in all parts of the country where
plank can be had at reasonable rates.
They afford more rapid and easy trans
portation of burdens. They are seldom
in need of repairs ; and in their freedom
from dust and mud. are more desirable than
any turnpike that can be constructed lor
rF" The Chamber6burg Valley Spirit,
iti an article on the Williamsport Conven
tion, acknowledges " that tlitre is a set oj
men hanging to the skirts oj the demo
rrurjj of this State, who are among the
most unmitigated political scoundrels in
the world!" The whigs have said so for
vears, and for saying so have been most
lustily abused ; but as the charge is now
acknowledged bv the locos themselves,
perhaps the people will think there is some
truth in it.
TP" 'l'he Conestoga Cotton Mills at Lan
caster have stopped, in consequence of the
high price of cotton and the low price of
cotton goods, thus throwing hundreds out
of employment. In the mean time the
British manufactories, with the low ad va
lorem duties established by the tarill of
1b46 and low wages, are in a flourishing
dreadful Disaster on Lake trie.
i The steamer Grilfith, bound from Buf
falo to Sandusky and Toledo, was de
stroyed by lire on Lake Eric on Monday
morning last, by which catastrophe it is
: estimated that tw o hundred and fifty lives
| were lost! The books, papers, &.<•., were
J all destroyed, consequently the names of
i but few who were on board are known,
j Ihe number of steerage passengers is
I ! stated to ha\< been villi—cabin 40—crew
, I 20. But one letnule escaped, and not one
, ul the children on board was saved.
The Candidate for Auditor General.
We have perused quite a number of ar
ticles in favor of and against Mr. BANKS
since his nomination as the locofoeo candi
> date for Auditor General, and have come
' to the conclusion —as our readers will
doubtless also—that he must eitlfer be a
■ VERY GREAT MAN, or a very small one.—
That all may jfidge of the matter correct
ly, we give extracts from papers of both
parties—and first of all the laudatory par
agraph from our neighbors down street,
| who speak, we presume, in the Pickwick
ian sense :
From the True Democrat.
| As we anticipated, the claims of little Mitllin
| were not overlooked, and our estimable fellow
citizen, Hon. EPHRAIM BANKS, received the nom
i ination for Auditor General on the second ballot,
i Judge Banks is too well known in Pennsylvania
to require any testimonial at our hands, to add
to his reputation as a Democrat, or to his fitr.css
for the position for which he has been chosen.
He is a Democrat without guile, a pure minded
and honorable gentleman, and wherever known,
esteemed and beloved. He has had experieucc
in public life, is familiar with the history, politics
and resources of the State, and will bring to the
discharge of the duties of the office a fund of
knowledge aud experience that will be invalu
A* a proper accompaniment to this, we
j give an extract from the York Republican,
whose editor, as our readers will perhaps
remember, was solicited to aid in placing
Mr. Banks in the Gubernatorial chair in
, the campaign of '4B :
From ihe York Republican
EPHRAIM HANKS, Esq., of Lewistown, received
the nomination of the Convention for Auditor
General. We do not know which faction tri
umphed in this result; but presume the Came
ronian, as Mr. Burns, cx-Canal Commissioner,
resides in, and is supposed to control the loco
foco politics of Mifflin county. Mr. Batiks was,
a good many years ago, a Representative in the
Legislature, and subsequently a Delegate to the
Convention of 1836-9 to amend the Constitution
of the State. He is a brother of John Banks,
of Reading, formerly Congressman from Mercer
county—President Judge of the Berks District
—Whig candidate for Governor in 1841, and
State Treasurer in 1843. Wo always thought
Ephraim the smallest man in the State in com
parison with his pretensions, except John B.
Sterigere, of Montgomery. The office of Au
ditor General is one of great public importance,
and we don't sec where this nominee is to obtain
the qualifications to fill it, though to be sure he
was once a schoolmaster, winch ought to have
made him acquainted with figures, and has since
practiced law, in which he cut no great figure.
.Nevertheless, notwithstanding their avowed
hatred of special privileges and chartered mon
opolies, we shall no doubt find the locofocos
going it with a rush for Banks at the ensuing
The above contains some errors, which
wo correct. Mr. Banks was rather an op
ponent of Mr. Burns than a friend, and, as
was reported at the lime, was mainly in
strumental in ousting Mr. M'('ay, the favor
ite candidate of Mr. Burns and his friends,
(and by-the-by an excellent officer) from
the Collector's office. However this mav
be, i: is certain that one of Mr. Banks'
most strenuous advocates in this county
now fills that station. Of late there has
been a shaking of hands between the two
parties, but numbers still incline to the be
lief that the tomahawk is not vet, nor will
be, buried. John Banks i* a cotrsin of the
nominee's, and not a brother.
In the northern part of the State, it
seems some of the democracy have been
circulating reports' that Mr. B. is univer
sally popular among the Whigs of Mifflin !!
We have not been able thus far to lay our
hands on the whole of this paragraph, but
in the meantime the following will do from
another paper :
From Itie Potl.vi.le I.oco )
IN the selection of HLHRAIM BASKS, Esq , A r
Auditor General, the Convention was peculiarly
fortunate He is a gentleman possessing an ac
complished mind, indomitable integrity, and pe
culiarly prepossessing manners, lie was a
member of the Reform Convention m
where his uniform and consistent advocacy of
Democratic measures, won for him a proud
reputation. Mr. Ranks is a citizen of Lewis
town, Mifflin county, where he is decidedly
popular, and will no doubt receive the undivided
vote of the Democratic party throughout the
As an offset to this and the paragraph
referred to above, we give the annexed
from an editor formerly a resident of this
From th Clinton Tribune, (Whig.)
We are not disposed to find fault with politi
cal opponents because they happen to differ
with us in point of sentiment, or assail them
merely for the sake of party purposes, but when
we see contemporaries " stealing the livery of
Heaven" to throw around political tricksters,
more for the purpoc of securing party ends
than any other object or good intent, wc then
are prone to condemn them, and feel that we
have sufficient grounds for so doing. We are
told that Mr. Banks is a " pure and perfect il
lustration of the simplicity of the religion he
professes," an assertion as absurd as it is adven
turous. No man who has figured upon the po
litical arena s 0 vindictive and persevering as
this person, can possibly be that model of purity
and perfection that a malevolent press would
render unto him.
We are also told that he is " universally pop
ular" among tho Whigs of the county in which
lie resides, a speculation as wild as it is false, and
a theory as devoid of principle and honesty as
the motive which prompted it. It is a libel upon
the character of the Whigs of Mifflin county ; a
slander upon the principles for winch they have
fought and upheld since they had an organization.
There is no man within the borders of our State
who has lavished more foul-mouthed abuse upon
Whig men and Whig principles than this model
of purity and perfection, Ephraim Ranks. We
have heard him repeatedly in political gather
ings denouncing Whigs as lories, traitors and
enemies of their country, and applying ail the
epithet l - that could be brought to mind to assist
iiitn in his work of defamation. We have known
members of bis own party to be disgusted with
his malignity and scurrility. But with all this
he is held up as a " pure and perfect illustration
of the simplicity of the religion he professes,"
and as being " universally popular" among those
whom he has takeu every opportunity to misre
Again we are told that " he is not the man to
plead his virtues and party claims for office,"
which is another assertion equally as unfair and
iu<Jicruu as Ibe fujmer ones. To our own cer
tain knowledge he has been the standing candi
date of the locofocos of Milflin county, for all
the offices within the gift of the party, for the
last ten years, and we have known circulars
printed under his own supervision and sent to
the democracy of the adjoining counties, urging
upon them the propriety of selecting delegates
favorable to his nomination for Governor. To
come to a more recent date we find him an early
attendant of the YVilliamsport Convention, bor
ing for the office of Auditor General, and yet
he is the same perfection of simplicity and not
the man " to plead his own virtues and party
claims for office."
As a fit person for Auditor General, he is dis
qualified, having no merit as a financier, and all
know that it requires an able financier to dis
charge the duties of this office, lie is repre
sented by locofocos to be a much greater man
than he really is, and if they will but exhibit
this model of simplicity throughout the State,
the truth of our assertion will be made manifest.
These extracts will suffice for the pres
ent ; but as some may perhaps look for
our opinion respecting Mr. 8., we will
add that he is a very quiet and gentleman
ly man—like many others attends church,
listens patiently to the sermon, and then
goes home—is noted for no extraordinary
abilities such as some of his democratic
friends in other places would wish to en
dow him with—is a radical politician,
going the full length of loic duties on the
tarilf question, &e., and probably never
voted for a whig in his life. On the
whole, then, we should say that he is not
quite so smart as most of his party papers
would make him, and not quite so desti
tute of capacity as some of our own de
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
The Compromise Bill is still the lead
ing topic in the Senate, and from votes al
ready taken, as well as other indications,
there seems to he a likelihood of its pas
sage in that body, though how it may faie
in the house is a problem that cannot as
yet be solved.
On Monday a message was received
from the President of the United States,
in reply to a resolution from the Senate, in
quiring whether any orders have been is
sued to any military officers at Santa Fe,
to hold possession against the authority of
Texas, or in any way to embarrass the ex
ercise of her jurisdiction over that coun
try, and to furnish the Senate with copies
of any correspondence on the subject.
The President says, in reply to that
*• I state that no such orders have been given.
I herewith pre-ent to the Senate copies of all
the correspondence referred to in the resolution.
AH the other orders relating to the subject mat
ter of the resolution have been heretofore com
municated to the Senate. 1 have already, in a
former message, referred to the fact that the
boundary between Texas and New Mexico is
disputed. I have now to state that information
Lad been recently received that a certain Robert
S. Neighbors, styling himself Commissioner of
the State ef Texas, has proceeded to Santa Fe,
with the view of organizing counties in thai
district under the authority of Texas, while 1
have no power to decide the question of boun
dary, and no desire to interfere with it. As a
question of title, 1 have to observe that the po
sition of the territory into which it appears that
Mr. Neighbors has thus gone was actually ac
quired by the United States from Mexico, and
has since been held bf the United States, and in
rny opinion ought so to remain until the question
of boundary shall have been determined by some
competent authority. Meanwhile. 1 think there
is no reason for seriously apprehending that
Texas will practically interfere with the pos
ses*ion of the United States.
Battle of Bunker Hill.
Business was almost entirely suspended
at Boston, on the 17th, in consequence of
the celebration of the battle of Bunker Hill.
At Charlestown, the scene of the celebra
tion, the place was crowded w ith people.
An imposing procession, headed by a large
military escort, together with the Execu
tive of the State, Judges of the Supreme
Court, and other Courts, with numerous
veterans of the Revolution, marched to the
Navy Yard, where the Hon. Edward
Everett delivered an eloqent oration. Af
ter the ceremonies were over, a dinner was
given, which was participated in by near
'2OOO persons. Numerous patriotic and
able speeches were made, and the greatest
enthusiasm prevailed throughout. It was
truly a day of National festivity.
EiF* Edwin Forrest, the tragedian, at
one time the pride and boast of the Ameri
can stage, scents* to he on his downward
career. His attempt to defame the char
acter of Mrs. Forrest before the Legislature
of this State, when that lady was in New
5 ork, did not look wry well ; and a brutal
assault on N. I'. AN lllis, made in the streets
ol New A ork a few days since, will not
add to his reputation.
The Webster Aeu Trial Refused.
At Boston, on the 18th, Chief Justice
Shaw pronounced the decision of the Court
on the petition of Professor Webster for a
writ of error. The Court refused to grant
it, and the ease remains as before, leaving
little probability of the prisoner escaping
the execution of the sentence, which dooms
him to an ignominious death.
tIT The Herman Musical Festival at
Philadelphia was attended by societies and
bands from Newark, Bethlehem, Baltimore,
New York and Boston, and must have been
an imposing affair. At the Concert given
on Monday night about 400 vocalists par
The Whig State tonvention
Assembled at Philadelphia on Wednesday
last, and was temporarily organized by the
appointment of DAVID LEECII, Esq., as
President, and R. L. JOHNSTON of Cambria
and A. S. ELY of Lebanon Secretaries.
After some discussion as to the admis
sion of delegates, a committee equal to the
Senatorial representation was appointed
(Mr. ELDER being on it from this district)
to nominate permanent officers, and the
Convention adjourned until 31 o'clock.
In the afternoon the committee made the
following report, which was unanimously
Hun. DA MIX M. SMYSER, of Adams.
Gen. E. C. YY'ILSON, of Y'enango.
Gen. JOHN B. HOWELI., of Fayette.
H. B. YY'ILI.IAMS, of Allegheny.
J. B. SALISBURY, of Susquehanna.
JOHN C. ADAMS, of Bradford.
MOSES POWNALL, of Lancaster
J. BATSMAN, of Washington.
J. H. IRWIN, of Lycoming
J. YV. KERR, of Dauphin.
O. H. YY'HEELER, of Carbon.
T. B. MESSENGER, of Bucks.
ALEXANDER KING, of Bedford.
B. HARTSHORNS, of Clearfield
YY'M. PEACOCK, of Berks.
C. H. FRICK, of Montour.
J. M. CRAW ror.D, of Lawrence.
J. YY'. STOKES, of Philadelphia county
T. L. CATHCART, of Cumberland.
GEO. ASTEV, of Franklin.
JOHN MCCCLLIN, of Montgomery.
JOHN HOCCH, of York.
C. YV. Burton, of Ciawford.
T. YY'i!ion,of Blair.
A. S. Ely, of Lebanon.
J. R. MvClintock, of Perry
The Convention then, very properly we
think, decided that substitutes not residents
of the counties to be represented, could
not be admitted.
A number of nominations were next
made, and a ballot taken for Canal Com
missioner, but without effecting a choice.
Sadler of Adams had 38 votes, Dungan of
Bucks 20, Strohm of Lancaster 15, <ke.
The Convention then adjourned until the
We had expected to receive the final
result by Telegraph in time for to-day's
paper, but the wires have been out of or
der for some days, and up to the time of
going to press no news had come to hand."]
Among the decisions of the Supreme
Court, as reported in the Harrisburg Tel
egraph, we find the following :
Overseers of the Poor of Derry vs. Overseers,
&e., of Brown. Certiorari to Quarter Sessions
of Mifflin. Coulter J. A certiorari wilt not
reach the merits of the controversy upon facts ;
it only brings up the process, proceedings, judg
ment and decree. Neither the opinion of the
court, or the evidence, compose part of the
If the party complaing her,had any remedy,
it was by appeal; but it is not clear that he has
that remedy : vide 19, and 44, Sections of Act
of 163tj. Affirmed. Alexander for complain
ant ; Woods centra
We are requested to state that the Rev. S. N.
HOWELL, agent of the Penn'a. Bible Society,
will visit this county next week, for the purpose
of organizing Female Bible Societies through
out the county. Public meetings for the pur
pose, at which addresses will be delivered, will
be lield at the following times and places :
Monday evening, June'24th, Methodist church,
Lewistown ; Tuesday at 4 o'clock in the after
toon, Presbyterian church, Perrysville ; Wed- •
nesday evening, Methodist church, Belleville ;
Thursday evening, Presbyterian church, Mc-
On Tuesday morning, 11th inst., at Rellefonte,
by Rev. James Linn, Mr. GEORGR GWTNN, mer
chant, of Huntingdon, and Miss HARRIET PAT
TON, of Bellefonte.
On Thursday, 13th inst., by Rev. S. V. Blake,
Mr. GKORGB 11. LONG, of Cambria county, for
merly of this place, and Miss ESTHER JANE BT rr,
of this county.
On the same day, by the same, Mr. JACOB H.
VANZANDT, of Newton Hamilton, and Miss
MART JANE EDMISTON, of this place.
On the 13th inst.. by the Rev. W. 11. Mill,
Jons M'CORD. Esq., of Mifflin county, end Miss
ELIZA GLAZKR, of lluutingdcn.
At Coleeburg, Delaware county, lowa, on
the 21st of May last, HAMILTON S. GWIN,
formerly o! Oliver township, Mifflin county,
aged 17 years. The young man had gone out ;
with Ins father, on the day previous, to take a
bee-tree, and after felling it, was in the act of
going up to secure his prize, when a lodged
liurib suddenly fell,and fractured his head. He
survived 21 hours, and then expired.
Lewifctown, June 21, 1650.
Flour - $1 50 $5 00
Wheat, white - 110 1 15
red - 105 1 10
Rye - - 00 00
Oats - - 311 37£
Corn, - - 50 50
Cloverseed old. 300
Do new. 3 00
Flaxseed - - I 00 1 25
Timotbyseed - - 2 IXI 2 50
Butter, good - - 1(1 Rl
Eggs - - q w
Lard 0 0
Tallow - 0 HI
Potatoes - . 02 75
PHILADELPHIA, June ID, 1850.
FlSH —Prices of Mackerel are somewhat
unsettled. Sales of No. 1 at $10.50 alO 75;
No, 2. 75 aso ; and No. 3, $5.50 a 6 per
bbl. for Massachusetts inspection.
PLUCK AND .MEAL —T he receipts of Flour are
dull, and prices are firm. Sales of 0 a 10,-
000 bbls. standard brands at $5.25, and choice
brands at $5.31 \as 37 A per bbl. Sales to the
city dealers within the range of $5.25 a 6.75
for common brands, and fancy New York. Rve
Flour—6(H) bblt. sold at $3. Corn Meal in
held firmly: *al& of 1,00 > bb;. at $3 per
GRAIN —The supplies of Wheat
arnaii, and prices are well sustained. w
of 'Jo,OOO a 30,000 bushel? of red at 10 a
1.20; white at $1,28 a 1.30. Rye ia scarce.
500 bushels prime sold at 05 eta per bushel.
Com has declined. Sales of 30,000 bushels
Yellow at 61 cts. a 02 cts., and White at o£c.
a 00c clearing at the lowest rate. Oats meet
a tair demand, 6,000 bushels of prime Perma.
sold at 43 n 44 per bushel.
IRON—Market dull. Small SELES of No. 1
Anthracite at ."£2O, and No. 2at sl3 per ton.
No sales of .Scotch Pig. In manufactured
Iron no change.
SEEDS —SmaII sales of o'd and now Clover
seeds at $3,371 a 3.97) per 64 lbs. In Timo
thy and Flex seeds no tale.?.— Daily fines.
BALTIMORE, June 19, 1950.
CATTLE —The offerings at tha scales to-day
reached 460 head of Uetves, of which 330
were sold to city butchers, 30 were left over
unsold, and one hundred were driven to Phila
delphia. Prices ranged from £3 to $1 on the
hoof, equal to $6 a 775 net, and averaging
FLOCK. —We quote salea to-day, of feOObbls.
Howard Street Flour at $5.31 J.
GRAIN. —We hear of no Maryland Wheat at
market to-day. A sale of Virginia red was
: made to day et 117 eta. We alao note sales ot
two cargoes of Pennsylvania red at sll9 eta,
and of two cargoes Penna. white at 130 cts.
Sales of Com at 57 a59 cte. for white, and 60
a6l eta. for yellow. Two cargoes of Virginia
Oats sold to-day at 40 eta. Salea of Pennsyl
vania on Saturday at 43 cts.— Bait. American.
MOIEY MATTERS, TRADE, KC.
Pennsylvania Railroad stock is quoted at
Thompson's Bank Note Reporter publishes
the following list of new counterfeits, and the
annexed quotations of broken bank notes :
Is on the Eagle Bank, Bristol, R. I.; 5s on
the Lancaster county Bar.k, Pa ; 2s on tho
Stark Bank, Vermont; 10s on the Bank of
Oswego, N. V ; 3s on the Salem Bank, Mass. ;
5s on °the City Bank of Columbus, Ohio ; 20a
on the Somerset County Bank, N. J ; sson the
Oceau Bank, N. V; 53 on the Union Bank,
Md.; sson the Miner's Bank of Uiica, N. Y ;
dOs on the Bank of Kentucky ; 5s on the lames'
Bank N. Y; 10s on the Great Fails Bank. N".
H.; 5s on the Knickerbocker Bar.k, N. Y.;
10s on the Somerset County Bank, N. J.
THE BROKE* BANKS
Failed Val. per $
Hamilton Bank, It I , June 5, 1619, ceni#
Bank of Norwaik, Ohio, Jan. 3, 1649, 5U "
Bank of Sandusky, Ohio, Jan. 4, ISI9, 30 "
('anal Bank, Albany. July 11, at 10 A. M. 99 "
Bank of Woostcr, Ohio. March 29, 20 •'
Delaware Bridge, Dec. 27, at 1© A. M. 10 "
Alias Bank .( Real estate notes, 70 '<
/.N. \ . slock mites. 93 *•
A man h&6 been arrested at New York with
the following altered notes in his possession:
A one dollar note of the Bank of Oawego,
which had been changed to a ten, and on the
person of a companion fivt tens of the same
description, one ten of the Ocean Bank, New
York, one of the Broadway Bank and one of
the Bank of Ithica. all altered from genuine
one dollar notesof those banks: a three dollar
counterfeit on the Bank of Newburgh, and
about forty dollars in good money.
hi ,■)" per keg for best Duncannon Nailt,
M/.j by F. J. HOFFMAN.
V j une o 1( iRoO-tf
PITTSBURGH VV ATER CRACKERS,
fresh—a fine lot just received and for
salent. " A.A.BANKS'
je2l Diamond Drug store.
Fourth of July Celebration.
UPON this occasion every man should drink
WINES of the very best quality to be had
in the country, and to enable every oße to com
ply with this patriotic duty, I would call the at
tention of Dealers and Hotel-keepers to my
splendid stock of FINE OLD WINES AND
LIQUORS of every description as per adver
tisement below. A. H. McCALLA.
Phliadelphia, June 21, 1650—4t.
Pure Wines and Liquors.
npHK attention of Dealers and Hotel Keepers is request-
J- ed to my fine assortment of Wines and Liquor*
i leeted with (treat care from stocks in Europe and this
' country, and from sources iskuh exa bit me to si'AK antes
. their purity.
lIitANDIES of every description from #1 to #5 per
IIISK EV, fine Irish, Scotch and Monongahela
OLI) J .HAIC A 111 M, Holland Gin, and Peach
M ADEIRA, SIIERPY Ac PORT WINES,
of every variety and grade, from 75 cts. to #5 per gallon.
CHAMPAGNE of all celebrated brands, #9 50 to #lO.
Claret —I'ine Table Claret at #3, and higher grades.
Also, Lisbon, Teneriife, Malaga. Muscat, &c. Wild
Cherry Brandy, Raspberry, Blackberry and Lavender
Brandy, &.e Ac.
The Country Trade
supplied at wholesale prices.—A complete assortment of
Wines and Liquors, very cheap, for culinary purposes.
©■Orders promptly attended to. Goods carefully pack
ed and forwarded by "Express." Samples sent to any
part of the country free of charge, bv addressing, postpaid,
A. H. M'CALLA,
ali.3m] Wine Merchant, 30 Walnut at., Philadelphia.
' State .Hutual Fire Insurance
TMNHE business of this company is conducted
X by the only true and equitable method iu
the system of mutual insurance—that of CLAS
SIFYI.NO THE RISKS —thus affording more equal
benefit Co the insured. The Directors, in ac
cordance with the provisious of the charter,
divide their risks iato two distinct classes, no
part of the funds of either being appropriated
for the payment of losses occurring in the other.
In the first class, which is denominated THE
FARMER'S COMPANY,dwellings, barns.oul-build
ings, and personal propeity OM.Y, situated in the
country, are insured.
In the second class, called THE MERCHANT'S
COMPANY, the safer kind of property in towns
and villages may be insured. Hazardous pro
perty is not allowed to be t&keu at all; and it
is believed that the terms of insuiance and con
ditions of the policies of this company are more
favorable than those ef any other company in
All losses will be settled with prompt
ness and liberality at the places where thev oc
cur. J P. RUTHERFORD, President.
A. J. CILLKTT, Secretary.
A. A. CARRIER, Actuary.
C). F. BIIESEE, Agent, Mover's Hotel, Lew
istown. [June 21, !SstL4t.
fiNllE undersigned has been appoiuted by the
X Orphan's Court of Mifflin county, to au
j dtl the account of JOHN and MARY MINEHART,
guardians of tho minor children of JAMES
[.VON, dee'd, and will attend at his office, in
on FRIDAY, July 26th, ISoO, where
all interested mav attend.
A. P JACOB.
l.ewiatown, June "JI. 1 v 5