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s, , DO4BRINI:eI3 fOR TSB IDEIA4
' s ,Atinbince allibe points necessary te,
and 'etribedetelfs - suad nicer - 614: armies widclilsopsst
, COUVOIRKAND DURABILITY;
Gentlesosnefeinvitep 19 , seal end, examine, „
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A T C4REATLY REDUCED - PRICES. - •
Attetetifil ialilotioli of ~.. ' _ ' , :, -.-• ,' •- i
~-' -- ,- • 'LIOfLTIIA;Y Ai 0 o D,o, .
I:liftable far Preelgto, to be antra io
= , - tilitykr VARIETY,"- • f -
at the +tomer of , -, -' ''l , • • " -
• „FOURTfICANO t!ORSTDIUT BtITATiI, '
PoRTIONNitSa ••- - -• '
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I•ltanisnro OASES, • - .- ' , .'
WR I TING. OASES ,'
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- ' MONE Y ipillaS, • -
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'REED OASES, ' ' '.
IN ET CUTLERY, ,
- ILOGELL . st 'MANE%
8573 - OrlebS
• • ' ~ 11A0EGAMBION BOARDS,
PAVIES suoiti WORN BOXBS,
•• GOLD AND SILVER VENOM OASES.
-N. W. comer FOURTH and ST IT Ott.
IL PAIN litGl;
• .4ASIEB,L.SnitLE: -
i Offerefbentle the Largest Intortrotint of the above;
at the LOWEBI iittoE7 to bo found In the city:
• 816 ORESTNUT Btretit
GIFT BOOK STOGE,
888 OWESTNIIT STICEET,-
• OUT DOORS •
• vtIUMINTEI '" - • •
KADTRO. WINTER CLOAKS::
' TOALOSS TUB SISABOL •
J, W. PROCTOR is CO '
Sastaisoni to Oeo. Gulpio kk 00. ;
442-GIOS • 708 OMESTMIT stied
A BEAUTIFUL •
$ STEA, os
- • 'FAMILY
11114 WI NG MA oni NE.O,
WOR , 111141,AT -
'N0:730 CHESTNUT Street
• - WM. WILSON & SON
Hare nos oo hand the Isrgost stook of
BJLVRR IV, A
- - -IX THE CITY,
Nacinslyely . of their own manufacture and
Peraone desirous of purchasing are respectfully in
'Med to call sod examine for themselves, it the
OLD ESTABLIBIIO • '
del9-2yr O. W. Cor. 17111 TIE and ; CHERRY Woes
BAILEY fic OM, OEMST:IiI7,T . STREET;
• dininfeetnrera of .
IlltrflElif STIRLING BILVIIR WARN.
Coke their Inspection, on the prandses exaltudvoly
Oltlsons and Strangers ere Invited lo visit our menu
Constantly on hand Areiletteki stook of Bali:toe
Wstshei, of ail the celebrated makers,
D . I ANON
Necklaces, Brsoeleta, Brooches, Ear-Rings,
- Binge, inntill other. articles in the Diamond lint
Prindnye, Of- BUBB BilBß6fql 4 - will be mode fie, of
- -, :eitv? lei that wisittio irort made to order: ,
A beetildfal tieeoatuient of.lll;:ther neer styles of 'line
itoinda, Stone ma hen 05p4,0,
Reerl,,Ootel;• Oerbunole,,lferodalte, ,
OiBTORMIi BASKETS, WAITIllti,, to.
Boone sailluble.ol,oolo3, of newest styles,
and of neyerlor quality: ,• onl-dtwdcwly
JE." ; -OA,IADW.EL - 1, & 00.,,
.••., 4.4 CISESTISOT Street, , • • •
lisvireeelved,. eteamere. new Ayles , • ,
Jewelry, OisStelatne, Yeet,lputine. ,
Ifetnt,'lfalr Plan: • , •
*nit StatiSk Ing'syntkete, -
Jett/on& Ylewer-Yeees. ' "
' Coral, Lawititelhlooste Sett. , •
SolCAsante:in-Philndetelsta for the male of Oharlas
IngehettOwLOARQN : TIME-431SPititS,„ 4010
OLVF/It WALL-- • '
WALX_AlritiLeilit do 90N.
iitANVP.IO2TRER.S.D.F - Nll,vElt WARE, '
'e/veiffilxins IRTIk - AtiD CaStillt SittlINTS.
A largo iumortasent "of SILVER, WAREIof every 48%
acrlpthick, aoaatatitly,Cut hand, °chinae to order to match
any pattern - Prffired.• • , , •
Imporieve of Sheffield And lllrrelogham havorted
*are, , „ seWdbody
JI S. JAltplgs BSO. • •'-
. tiarroptoroartair Asa Irroirsiut Or
'-81LYNN-PLATED WA MI, • '
No. had Chnitnab Street, - above Third, op ANN,
' , • Pandang* - •
ChtalatanN i ll hand and for /taloa° the Trio
Txt. S%TB • stutdox tagaViox es, xhufs
mon - 10 Dimil,•.otrPo, - warrYgs,
Log, OarourairvEs, epoONs; - Tompo,
ifteDtAit, ;to. - •
OW* and Oath* 0411 bdadaor
pt. - to Etilak'TYPE FCitrt/j)lq— :
••Is: w • tkir.3flll.li Sod OILISNUTI
ti")PALOVZ I I Je ifonigful - tor 'the littera Inez
iroois heretotati lotentea to Visa' Instebnelooent;
WA Meows t6tonititek6atinuandei would* ainuninee
to Pilatesi 7- ,sad latinsbers then their new ink.golllßl4
"OS 141 a 0,-704 dlitaid frost theirinersased Donates,
airs "yr Pil in g Zish i srrery thing neoeseary in •
aoseplets Printing Marmot:it, at the shortest no
ttca. Their long Cireantikisroo ip the, , brisineoe,
and the feet of their personal saneantendenes hf the .
taralthifitatt4deforWeial lad - Wes - them In asserting
*hit ologasoluppish • more.Sturiatie - aid -heads !lo
bbed swede tliati their cotemorpitto
..Thoge;;Aliantgra, -oh& Alien Met/rigs,
eouWdo to mix Wilma ifni4ons to, rutbatillt
Prpli Diktat lit kostisttne• Ow*
ts . nestiien prictut; • •
RALBALIIIIIB , BRACKETBI P.IINDANTIC YitTINGS;
awl all kr.ndiat sail mad Lamp Wark, *a.;
~ ABCIIIOd,-,WARI4III6i CO.-,
u/f9. VIIRROOW.AY,IO.I4, YORK..
nilidi4tetttettiftlOsiliipetvaad idoi - o.
stook oidd 14 Patriiit arAltfr d. 12 2.ut
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- 'VOL. J.:- T NO. 129.
tITTLETON CONE 4 VERSUS FLORA Mc
yy yairEARR Or ,Tolllq, EAU,.,
(Centfribed,) „„ ,
Efeicribing hie maneloO,, TAM should I tell
the carneafroal Turkey, the 'carpets' Brhesell,
high; iii rletiorine of ,tilsh, lid pattern sod dye,
Dare abloom to the cheek,a.tad 11:1414 to the eye,.
Ala! well might the feat that those carpets shall press
Be proud Of the Boner of sick a cereal'
Asproud as the Dee .when in mummer it goes ' -
To take for its carpete the leaves of the rose, ,
And toteithe Carpets, hi pattern so rare,
Some pencil artistic had- wroughton the ceiling , '
"' -And oupidsand chemist:were Smiling from there,'
The tastethe artist revealing.,
There ire Mirrors` and lantern, and cotta in traits ;
Pianos sod ottomans,-Munges and chattel -
Staines in marlde, where artists hail wrought
The poet's honceptlon, the embodies thought. '
Cattalon 'Of 'donniskiand ceasing of lace;
Tassels suanended In-beauty end-grace ; 1 •
Cornices golden,,and, gay,chandellerS,
. To brighten and lighten that charming abode ;
Thea-lchest tulabili,,the latest in mode.. •
He'd a uicelretting gig, mud a very light chaise, ,
.A-carringell'Onkelution, piiir'of fine tapir; '
With a trotter admired,A spirited steed, • •
Perhaps from the ate,rk of the " Tartar Ukraine ;"
very distinguished and popular breed, ' ,
-litaseppa'once rode '
•without bridle or
Tte bertelWl am not enough,of &Jingoist,' • .
To &elan, in, Tarter, the points that dindiaggish
Ato:lrvin( this breed,-Of *bleb Byron hki, said , •
It moved like the winds, likes comet it sped. ,, '
New the horse of my story was not !mite so fast,
Ife had never boon matched 'vilest a comet or Ideal ;
,And in case that he had, I am now of the mind;
should bet two to One on the comet or wind ;
-Though our posy, when.mowded, would came to the
;Inside of twozfortyf flytishinutes; or more :
Dinporor ofilinoda, ttio Ozir; , ' '
Naonfitaig u,ntrspify -Without his cigar; -
-And Littistok Coke was most wretched indeed .
IWlthout Spanish wrappers enclosing the weed.
,Porenioking, he thought; to'his life aurae zest,
And baying the Money, he purchesed the best.
'He also cr,m, fond of his wine god champagne, •
:Though hollering sobriety right in the main;
dint, when anted by A friend If the pledge he would sign,
land givemp his fateful, hig brandy; and. wine, -
- Ife bide' him begone, with a frown; „,
Ile *Mild not surrender Ida rights any how ;
Robed tosolthettainotia,and had heard of Neal Dow,
Hot he ;sal not prepared to /meet dews. -
Hut Littleton Coke, with' hts,monstan no rag,
•Ifsd eeniethingWithiti him his premiere to mar; '
A eomething.tliat Could notbe,washod out with Wine,
?for Could it be smoked out, with pips, or vigor.
This something within, all the gold be possemed,
! Could hotline fronihis bosom, or briber to depart,
And, this eeptethiog, : wao, netaingi noes. this, more et
tenan 'tees ileas chamber, a Void In his heart.
He often ' hadthutight,if a married man's liie
' With hie feelings and vlewp had accorded,,
}le might to his bosom Baia taken a wife, '
And a void in his heart a void.ed.
With thisthought in his mind to his couch one night,
While tears from his eyes were stealing, ' •
He went In the hope that some spirit of light,
A balm of relief revealing, - - .
'Slight come to his pillow, suggeisting there, •
Some maiden hie love arid his wealth to stare. '
Then - Vonishedthe world, mad its troubles before him,'
The balm of.forgetroineee gently stole o'er
And leaving his burdens and sorrows bellied,
The angel of sleep, on Its soft; dowdy Pinions,
Had ushered him into those blissful dominion.,
- 'The bright world of fancy, the realm of the mind.
. [To lie contintied.j
And !tithe old yeai - is not to. be continued, t advise
mj readirs to make 1858 a ‘LlTajmy Nerd Year ,'> by se.
eming Smite of the lihrgains in Clothing, Offered at
Ilaitierr's BALL, No. 518 httnairr Street,
south aide, between-lirftti and Sixth.
INSURANCE COMPANY OF THE STATE
.1 02 PINNBYLV4NIA., .
P lilt ADIMPAri, Deo. 24, 1857.
The Annual Meeting of tho Stockholders will be held
at,tho Oompany'S 06co, No. 4 EXOUANCIE, on TUES.
DAY, January fith,lBsB, at 12 o'clock noon; and an
Election for Thirteen Directors wlll be held at smile
place -on MONDAY, January 11, 1858 between the
hours of 10 o'clock, A DI, and 1 o'clock P. M.
de2s-tiall WILLIAM 11ARPER,Secre'ary.
diFFICE , OF THE NORTH PENNSYL
,AS NANIA,RAILROAD 0051PANY.
The :Annual Meatimi l of the Stockholder! of "THE
'NORTH rEmosYLTA TA 188.8.131.52,0 AA COMPANY,'
will Witold at the office of the Company, No. 123
'WALNUT, !bovelotirth street, Philadelphia, on MON.
, DAY; January 11,1858," at 11 o'clock A M„ at which
time and place au .Election will be held fore President'
'and Ten Direators, to servo for the ensuing Tear.
de2s.dtjall EDWARD ARMSTRONG, Secretary.
NOTlCE.—Office of Ow Wentnioroland Coal
Company, Philadelphia, December 19th WM,
- The annual meeting of the Stockholders of thin Com
pany will be held at their ales; No. 230 South TRIED
,Street, on WEDNESDAY, the oth of .Tannery, 1858, at
12 o , olock, at which time an Election will be held for
Eleven Directons, and a Secretary and Treasurer, to
serve forthe morning year P. R. JACKSON,
VOTICE.— Office of the Beaver . Meadow
.1.1 Railroad Company.
• rIIILATINLITTA, December 14, 1867. •
The annual meeting of the Btoekhorders of the Heaver
Meadow Railroad and Coal Company will be held at
itzeir PAget.ai_o..ol2 ,WALlllll.Btreet, on MONDAY,
itatiti • •• er..,4.•,-4 ten Director! for
,thitilianini Ye . • •
.delf-dtjant L, 4:3HAIMPALAIN, See. and Trees.
pHILADELPHIA, WILMINGTON AND
• BALTIMORE RAILROAD 0011PANY.sonti.
Ann 10,1861. • -
The Annual Meiling: of the Btoitcholders of hp Com
pany will UM OW is WiLMMiOTON, at tifilialoo or
the Clammy on 1111:1N141, the 11th of Janaary next,
.at pm P. 11.• for the libation of Directors to serve for
the ensuing year, and for the transaction of ouch other
business As may legally earns before the meeting. -
MelDfirt.l/1 .ALERRD lIPBXER, Secretary.
(IFFIGE OF TILE WESTMORELAND
Au , COAL 00b1PANY;• No. 230 South Third street,
corner of'Willing's alley, -
PrtgIaDALPHIA, Dee. Settl e 1807.
Ate meeting of the Directors, field this day, a Divi
dend ,of EIGHT nit CENT, -wee declared on the
Capital Stook, payable to the Stockholder& at the Office
of the Company on end after January 4th, 1858.
The Transfer Books will be closed until January 81h
DITILADELPHIA - AND it F, AD IN G
a. RAILROAD oo —Office ,217 South Fourth Street.'
rottioittents - , Dec' 24,1657.
TO Meld detentiOn i the' holders'of °Opens of this
Oompauy doe,onthe tat proximo ere requested to leave
them it this Oirme on or before the Slat lost, when re
ceipts will be givenotud checks will bo - ready for de
livery on the 20 proximo in exchaoge for mph receipts.
'de24•tJet B. BRADFORD, Treasurer.
OFFICE OF THE LOCUST MOUNTAIN
,D9AI. , AND IRON CO.—PnimtnaLrms, Dec. IE,
.—The annual metstiug of the Stockholders of this
Company will he held at their office, No. 86 S. FOUR:III
Street, on MONDAY; the 113th. January. at 11 o'clock
A. Al, at which time there will be an election of Di
rectors to serve for the ensuing year.
de29-dtJalll ' ' WM. - U. LUDWIG, Secretary. -
Thi4bastutsi of the PENNBYL*AbIIA DANK will
be removed on tho lot proximo, to the second story of
Grigg's Bnilding, WALNUT eyed, east of Third. The
Imam of property lodged at the Malik for "Bete koepiog
will please remove ft before that day, or it wilt bo
atoiedelsewhere at theirexponae and rick. .'
d9.tjal .J. L. F.IINDJOBE, .Axaletant•Cashler.
COLLIERIES.—To let, at a low rate per
. ton, valuable COAL , NIISES, well situated to all
the Southern as well , as Eastern markets, having out
lets by railroad and canal, with coat -breakere 3 Mil) and
all conventennas for a 'large and profitable bellicose.
Commuleatione addressed to W., at the Grocery Store
of WllLldalif, MADDOCK, No. 115. South 1111 AD
Street, Shiladltiphie, with name and references, will re
eolve.eatli attention: ' de2S-msrf-at
FOR SALE.—Tho four-story GRANITE
latlLDltici; on the north side of "CHESTNUT
Street; west of Pandit, Intended for the Pennsylvania
Bank, awl sow nearly finished.. If net EOM prior to
Jaguar) , let the Banking goon), and other parts of the
balding, will be rented , separately or together.
Apply to ' TIIO& IAS CRAVEN,
det-otuthtJl No, 4 Aft Nott Street.
nantABLtOPFICES at arIVALNUT
Bt., opposite the gate Ileum; one or the lies
business locations in Philadelphia, with heat, light,
and dl modern conveniences.' • Apply on the premises,
Boom No. 8, to G.W . J; BALL, Agent note
IVELLB, FARGO, & CO.,
NEW YORK AND CALIFORNIA EXPRESS 00
- and Fxanuo■ WALVIS;
A JOINS STOOK COMPANY.
OFFICE, 400 CHESTNUT STREET,
' Express float to OALIVORaII,. OltntiOH, Mid 81:0-
Vries IBLANDO or. the 6611 and 20th, and to HAVANA On
7tb,l2tb, and 27th of each month,. !yore NEW YORK.
ICIONANGE for sale in sums to: suit, and comma
01On lune on California, Oregon, Sandwich Islands
'W. P. & Co. receive freight consigned to them at
Per Clipper Ship, and eolleet invoice% OA detireq of
the same, -
NOTICE TO OALIFORN. DONDHOLPERB
F, &, Oo are now prepitred to receive the OLD
BONDS or the eltaf9lot QALIFOItNIA, transpOrt the
smite to Sacramento Mtn and pi.Ocure new ones, in tie
=dance with the act of 28th April, 1951, and return
same ipthia city. „ •
D N. HARNEY, Jo,, Agent
MBE 'ADAMS. EXPRESS CO., OFFICE,
flgO OLIESTNEIT STREET, forwarde ?ARGILS,
PAAKAGES, ALEROELANDIZE, RANK NOTES and
SPECIE, either by Ite , own LINES, or in rounectiop
pith other EXPRESS OOMPANIES, to all the prlno:nni
towlia and MIES of the United States.
aul-tf General SoperiotendoOt•
r, EMI 8 8; irE'L L 8, ATTORNEY , AT
LAW, N 0.2 AIRY STREET, NORRISTOWN, P.
will *Stand with punetunllty, and to the best of Ws
ability, to all business entrusted to his care. nal .flta
InIEL DOUGHERTY, ATTORNE Y
. LAW gontheant Corner of And LO.
SIBT Straits, IttlindelPAia• &Inlay
311:YER.STRO IT SE, 'ATTORNEY AT
'LAW, alINTItil street, Pottsville, PE. sert-ly
"earl L ILOPE.-411PERIOIC NA.
RTN, znanufaatured and for Kale
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aEORMA `on, , SECOND and THIRD
tor ruyansqui be badlitllf/ North Water fillet '
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for Odle anb too get.
Attoritego at Law.
41 ' "
FRIDAY, JANUARY 'l, 1868
VALEDICTORY TO len
Change is the perpetual fate of every thing,
and, however slow Its progress, it is Inevita
ble. Time does' ot stand still, in any case,
and year aftei year glides into the unfathonied
abysm 'of the Past, surely, though almost im
perceptibly.. We now stand ,ou the narrow
isthmus which separates the shadowy Past
from the far-e3ttending Future. Even while
we write, the Present iS vanishing. The
hours, the closing moments of 1857 are nearly
run 'put, and the New Year is ready, iu all the
vigor of youth and hope, to run the race
which, from the commencement of time, his
There it something Sorrowful, and even sub
duing, in parting with .an old friend—aware
that the separation is for ever. Well did
Bums speak of
"The Past, the Fature—two eternities,"
seeing that 'Afernovy and Hope are the hand
maids who Wait upon ine.thiough the destined
tgr*,or.9ll,r.liuwau. xh3feoce'... ,
1114 and steal from us, and it would indeed be sad
to remember the cares' and , pains which each
month has , heaped ipakr us, were ftmot that
Hope remained, h . olding out bright, prinise for
the days to come. grow elder, Wo have
Moro and More to remember, and the sorrows
and the cares of life strike' Us more sensibly
than the joys and the happiness; for '
"Joy's remlleotioa is no longer joy,
But Sorrow's memory is a eerrow still."
The thoughtful mind will turn back, and
meditate spot' :the Omit& Which have 'pd..
curred in the , closing -year, even' within his
own circle„ even in his own,. life. On some
the dark shadow of mortality has cast its gloom. ,
On others, love and friendship have becotne
chilled and changed, and gay hopes' of happy
life have faded away, like the dissolving views
exhibited by a . magic ‘ lantern. Many have
fallen from wadly prosperity into compare- .
Rye, or even actual necessity. With some, the
sofirings of ambition have boon checked. With
others, parodisal glimpses of 'domestic hapiti
ness have glidid into cold reality—haeo.daxzled
but to disappoint. Amid these changes, have
come others of a softer and gladder aspect—
the fulfilment of expectations which the heart'
had Scarcely ditred to confess even - to Itself;
the realization, even to fulness, of ambitious
aims; the enjoyment of home felicity; the
increase of ,worldly fortune.
Pretty evenly balanced, we do believe, are
what wo call good and evil in this world=
ignorantly call them, for in the seeming 18,
there may be, and there must-be, some _high
purpose of the Omnipotent. What each man
May look upon as a Misfortune, is likely
enough to haie been sent as a lesSon'; and'
surely not sent in vain, 'if it lead him •to the
more serious consideration of the fleeting na
ture of, earthly joy or sorrow; of the import
ance • and the - necessity of turning , the mind
heavenward; of seeking consolation, where
alone it can bo . found, in what Religion
teaches, in the promises which Faith accepts
and Experience sanctifies.
It is peculiarly fitting that, at the close of a
year, men should review, in their own minds,
the events which have personally affected
themselves within its limit, and of soberly
considering how much of the sufferings each
has experienced may have arisen from his own
misdeings or short-comings. In how many
instances will it bo found that a duty neglect
ed has led to serious Inconvenience or sorrow,.
and that, in fact, there is no such thing as a
causeless event,. any whore. The „errors
onolifsion miff ,tfoiforaissien shape , our - ways,-
and—could - we. but see and -acknowledge it—
most of our sorrows, vexations; and trials have
originated with ourselves. This is a thought
which a sell. Communing man will seriously
apply, and if he bo warned in 1858, by what
occurred hi 18b7, he may profit by the lesson,
' It much the same with nations as with indi.
vlduals. Look, for example; to India, and
see what fearful events have occurred there
within the year which, even now, is slowly
passing away. Who will say that England,
partly' by misgovernment and partly by ne
glect, has not deserved the feared retribution
which has fallen upon her in Hlndostan. Who
shall declare that there is not a palpable lesson,
in the sad events which have there occurred.
Not that writing upon the wall which made
%Lumen:ft tremble, and sit o like one as.
tenied,". spoke more directly to his mind
than does the Indian revolt speak, trumpet.
tongued, to the heart of haughty England.
The Empliff of which Cmvx laid the Nina.
on in'1767,A05 been newly broken up in
1867, and nothing, under God, except the
gallantry of llAvtmoox, WIZAION, and such
commanders of more handfuls of British
troops, besot by myriads of relentless and
savage Sepoys and Mithomedans, could have
prey ented that ruin. England, looking on
Flindostan only as a treasury, neglected the
moral and, religious culture of the ffirldoos,
and having sown the winnas fearfully reaped
the whirlwind. In this very 1858, into which
we are now passing, a new system will
bly be commenced in India, to retrieve the
past in that great land. -
There is a charming rural custom, in many
parts of - England, of ringing the old year out
and ringing the new year in. The chimes, on
the last day of 1857, will sound a welcome
note through the silence of the midnight.
We have no such custom here. There is no
requiem for the departing, no merry welcome
for the coming year. Yet not unnoticed, not
unhonored, is the advent of the new year. In
France, they call its opening Ic jour de l'an—
emphatically Me day of the year—and set it
entirely apart for visit-making and gift-bestow=
lug. In England, it is celebrated-with almost
as much solemnity and sociality (tor the two
elements can combine) as even Christmas day
In New York, and also in some other groat
cities in this country, business is wholly sus
pended on New Year's Day, and, from early
morn to the close of day, gentlemen are in one
continued ,whirl of excitement and of visit
paying. Hospitality is freely dispensed at
every house, and all goes " merry as a mar
riage bell," though there may be some severe
headaches in the morning.
The clock peals out the' last stroke of
twelve, and, while 1857' departs, wo stand in
the presence of 1858. May the New Year
find us all happier and better than the old ono
bee left us. To till friends, in true sincerity
we wish « A nappy New Year!"
FROM THE JUNIATA VALLEY.
LEWISTOWN, Dec. '24, 1857.
Ma. EDITOR: The Democracy of old Mif
flin still cherish a fervent devotion to the
great doctrine of popular sovereignty, as em
braced in the Kansas-Nebraska bill, and en
dorsed by the Cincinnati Convention. Yon
will not, therefore, bo surprised to loin that,
almost to a man, we are opposed to the ad
mission of Kansas under the Lecompton
Constitution. With the peculiar qualities of
that instrument, we claim to have nothing to
do. If it suit the people of Kansas, it will
stilt us. But it is a matter that concerns us,
to know whether it embodies the sentiments
of a majority of the bona fide settlers of the
Territory, or is abhorrent to their views of
interest, right, and justice. Upon this ques
tion there can be no real conflict of opin
ion. The Convention was not a represen
tation of the voters of the entire Territory,
as a large proportion, without any fault
of their own, were prevented from sending
delegates to the Convention, and to add insult
to injury, the framers of tile Constitution, tu
violation of their solemn assurances, and to
the disappointment of the just expectations of
' the citizens of the Territory and the whole
country, refused to submit it to the popular
tribunal, because they were ashamed of their
wOrk, and knew it would receive a most hearty
We think the Democracy ought to be a unit
upon this question. Rely upon it, the hoheld
hearted and clear-headed masses will sustain
The ,Presi fn its fearless vindication of truth
and • exposition of. error. if The • will of the
majority" is a principle to which they have
pledged an eternal fidelity, and no considera
tions of expediency will induce them to vio
late their solemn obligations.
Yours, truly, KINIACOQUILLAS.
PHILADELPHIA, - FEIPAIK JAMJ'AIer I, 1858.
Alitimidet of glooMy et;su osiliere,:mora(
and ..11nanolal, by whiob. We are sawroundtul, It la
refroehing.to have an occasional' glimple'Orpnrer
and brighter spots; giving rise to a cheerful hope
thatic:Ohildeneemay yet be 'reposed in human na
ture" even when in ollioial station. We have it
our midst a public, institution which bee beet'
managed for more then twenty years by the seine'
bands and beads, with ;an Unobtrusive aisidaity
and skill baring but few paralleie in the annals of
municipal enterprises. ' .
The facts given below hare been brought to no-
Goa by the well-directed efforts of a committee of
investigation appointed by Common Cenziolis near
ly three months ago. .
In the course of a scrutiny recently- made by a'
committee of Councils; appointed on the let day of,
October last, to examine into the affairs of the City
Gait Works, certain statistical :facts Mayo been
cited, the study of which will enable .any comPe-'
tent accountant, or person of "Justness capacity, to
arrive at a correct judgment as to the relative ecco
noisy and skill displayed is the Construction end,
management of this largo public work, in compari
son with one built by private capital, which hak
been selected by the originators of this inquiry,'
under":e well-founded behef that it affords a fare
ruble example of careful frugality and thrift.
Thestatistios are 'derived from 'official teciorde
laid before Councils end their Committee on es,-
at varibus tittles within the past two years, by the
Boards of Trustees of the two establishments,
Wbos,e' Periodical' etatenients, repeated annually
for, tWanty 'years, must be' esteemed .worthy of,
'The relativaporitione 014 tiro 'Works, as respe cts their fatillities for (dimmest of oonstruetlon, me
he deemed as nearly identical as is poesible
etrgreat difference of magnitude.
The first Motion bf the City Gas Werke Ina put
'into operation In the 'year 1838, under the super
;vision of Mr. B. 'V. Merrick, the engineer who
planned and constructed them..
Thafirst Notion of thallorthern Liberties Gas
,Works was built in Abe- year laso, under the su
pervision of. the same gentleman, with the advan
tage of ,having the use, free of oust, of many of
the patterns-made for the City Works, and of
starting with improvements in the apparatus that
441 then been added to the other after they were
Both worie•have bean kept-tweentintious opera
tion, and have boon enlarged from time to time, as
the demands for gas increased.
lu the month of afaroh, MO, the - Trnstoos of
Northern Liberties Gas Works laid before a joint
committee, authorised- by Counoils to negotiate
for the purchase of their works, a detailed invert•
tory of their property, , real and personal, in proof
that watt worth the price named by them in
'treating for,its sale to 'the city. , In January, of
the setae year,, they bad presented their usual
'annual report of receipts and expenditures ' ehow
'fog the cost of the several items contained In the
'inventory. The Trustee!, of the City OAS Werke
have likewise - made annual reports to Councils,
•twonty , two in, number, • exhibiting, with very
minute details; the amount of their various pro
perty and its mist, From these reports have been
derived the statistics of ,both works. , •
The:statements eonirilled from those offocial re.,
cordigive, in minute detail, the value of the pro.
party of each establishment, measured by its pffee•
tiva eapaeity. find toes of .iron, with the cost of
each Item. •
From these are prepared collated "inventories
showing their ratios of value anti cost.
As the inventories show simply the quantity of
property, as measured,„ only by its capacity for
making, storing,and distributing gas, without any
regard to tho permit:Rolm of construation, styles
of finish, or convenience of arrangement for ear
inglithor' an, comparison of `the two establish
ntents,ln the terms of theso Inventories, must be.
to, the disadvantage of that one in which. the
greatest regard has ,been had to those Important
principles of skilful engineering ; and acme extra
east would be justifiable at least for the first and
named' items. . •
In the following tabular etateinent of the eel
latad Inventories, no account ia made of any supe
riority of either of tho works in these rogpeottr, the
values set down being merely those represented by
their productive CftpLUiltiOn no so much machinery.•
Collated statement of the amount of Ike roast -
ty of the two ettobtislinients in term of its use
ful ovaeity for making, storing, and dit
N L. 01.3
city Oa% \Yorke. Works. WINO.
Capacity feetory.2,7oo,ooo c f 300,000 c. f ? "
" 5t0rne..3,450,000 " 930.000 " 5
Street mains.... 13,107 ton,. 741 tons, 17.5 to 1
Value in lights.. 1 ,2 4 4 41 6 0 1t,11 .6 1 t 12 0 tol
13er Tice pipes.... 24,446 2,427 10 oto 1
Entire ratio or One ' 12,5 to 1 50 oto
Colleting in like wanner, the reported cart of
these items gives the following ratios
City Gal ,tVorkt. N. L 444.117010 , 4 14 i4r
- - -
'l6l,lore 'el2oo,Slo - 79 to I
Street mains.. 800,018 27 '63.1%3 15 15,W to 1
Meters 208.350 10 27,341 22 91 to 1
Servico pipes— 203.204 39 33.307 00 13,W to 1
£2,661,002 Alt 1,275,108 00 36 to 4
Ora ratio of 91 to 1.
From this it appears that the City Works, with
more than twelve times as much useful Inachioory
and apparatus, have cost only nine and three quar
ter timesaa much tut the works In the Northern
Mottles.. In other.words, if the latter are worth
cost, the former, measured by those= scale, are
worth $600,000. more. than .cost, independently of
any an.PcrloritY in durability or econoraioal con
venience. Adding this sum to their reported Coat
shows their voluo to be $3,210,774 95.
Of the amouut oat down as the entire coat of the
works, the report shows that the sum of $378,460
62 Malian paid for directly out of the profits,
without the Issue of any loan, and that of the loans
issued, amounting to $1,780 060, the further BM
Of $601,600. had beau redeemed out of the profits
at a wet of $705,441 .63, leaving as the whole
amount of outstanding bonds, over and above those
In the sinking fund, only $1,088,700. Adding to
this cam the amount of city loan assumed by the
gas works under ordinance of March 20 th ,
. 4 for the relief of taxation," makes a gross sum of
$1,538,700, whioh represents the entire debt of the
Use Works at the date of the report. And as the
works are shown to bo worth, :.coording to the
Northoru Liberties' economical sale of oonetrue.
tiou, $3,215,774 35, there remains a clear gain to
the city, from tho operations or the floe Works, of
more than ono million six hundred thousand dol•
In what manner the earnings of the Northern
Liberties works wilt comptire with those shown
above, their report to Councils does not afford the
means of ascertaining, as there is no account given
of the stock of ovate, do., on hand, nor of the
debts due to them or by them. But the details of
the profit and loss account, given in the report of
the City works, furnish data for determining what
would bo their earnings, if the prices charged for
gas wore•the same as those of the Northern Libor•
ties works, and will thus enable any ono who may
be familiar with the affairs of the latter to make
an accurate Comparison of the relative economy in
the daily working of the two establishments, which
appears to be one of the questions-raised in the
disouselon of the subject in Count:tile.
Thei paths heretofore charged, in the Northern
Liberties, were $2.70 per di to private oustomers,
$1.75 to public tamps,-and en intermediate price
to other gas companies: Those of the sit; were $2.25
to private °annulling, lege than $1.25 to public
lamps, and $1.6131' to gas companies. The die.
counts for cash being alike in both works, need not
to be taken into account.
Tho profit and loss account in the city gas report
shows that after appropriating from the earnings of
the year 1866
To pay interest on loans, tho sum 0f..:.5104,455 00
To the sinking fund, under ordinances. MOO OD
Nor city loans, assumed under ordi
nance of March 20,1855 • 55,000 00
There remained of earnings applicable
to extensions 42,201 93
Adding to these the amount that would
have Roomed, if the prices of the
Northern Liberties had beeu receiv
Forty%fivo coats on 304,061,
Lens 5 per cont. tilvconut
And 50 cents on 80,935,200
Coot charged to public
lamps • 40,467 60
Would !nuke the earning's of that year, $405,383 38
Which is over 18 per cent. on the whole indebt
edness that had ever been incurred fur the works,
real estate and public leis a, and over 25 percent.
on the entire amount of ,debt outstanding at the
date of the more.'
Tantrenar, December 31.--The market for
Breadstuffs Is dull to-day, but holders are rather
firmer in their ideas about prices since the receipt
of the Arago's advicm, which are moreffaverable fur
all descriptions. In Flour transaetiona are to the
extant of 12a1,500 bbls, at sbass.2s fur common
and 'good 'extra; and' $5.75 for choice extra
family flour, which is no Inquiry for standard
shipping flour. Wheat continues dull and neglect
ed, at $5 per bbl. The home trade is limited at
from $5 up to $6.25 par bbl, the latter for fanny
lots, Rye Flour and Corn Meal are dull, at bi
for the former and $3 per bbl for the latter.
Wheats arc not so plenty, and the sales have boon
limited to about 2,500 bushels, at Ilnallbc for reds,
the latter for choice Tennessee, and 122430 c for
white, including 1,000 bushels Kentucky at the
highest. figures In store. Corn Is but little in de
mand and rather scarce; the only sales are 1,500
bushels new yellow at 52a55c, as to condition, in
store. Oats are in fair demand, and GaBoo l buShole
Pennsylvania have boon sold at 341050. Rye is
selling at 70c at the distilleriei, and the market is
steady at that prior). 'Bark is not Much inquired
for, and Ruin-citron is, quiet at $2O for first
quality. Cotton remotes dull arid unsettled.
Groceries: the only transactions is the auction
sale of Coffee, which came off to day, including
1,500 huge Rio which cold at 8411 fa on time,
averaging $9.77 the 100 lbs. Provisions continue
dull and neglected. Cloversoad 1. wanted, with
small receipts and salsa to note at $5451 per int.
Ton tons re-eleaned seed sold, from second hands,
at Sic per lb. Whiskey Is rather firmer, and sell
ing at 22a2810 for Ws, 2116220 for Wm., and Me
Captain P. S. Guthrie died at Newport, Ky.,
on Tuesday last, Captain 0. served throughout
the Mexican war with the Duquesne Wards, of
Pittsburgh, and wee brevetted Ins,* fur hit
bravery and service during that campaign.
' ' s
A • Reeird of the 014 year,.
Ai'e intent the roaden Of ,Ties ,Pre3 , w-asY with
wine very useful and' hitereiting statistics rotative
the different department* Of the eltY governMent,
.vilith we have been ettittigedln compiling for
snits time past. • The 'figures„irbioh sie give, may
will be termed the history of Philadelphia during
Aft paid year. Tn s'ort' fair statistßrs can be °omen
,tokted' the substance 'cif, ten thousand feats, and a
"IWO cOleMe may show, forth the lights and
IhOdes of mltiod-eolored , life. Among these
1144te5, , those whloh give the gauge and diesen
slOS if human misorY are not the least important.
P e auPerlsit is - rapidly increa sing In our midst. The
,alinshouse, the county prison, and the squalid
hitlitst hove • their regular Inmates, marked and
seated for such abodes, and their numbers toll no
tridins tale of waut: Fifteen thousand prisoners
uarnitled to the eounti prison In one year, moat
o . em Teti offences arising from destitution , show
ItWitpOeerty eon Verge Into crime, and fur nish an
*Vet orhuinals. ,
e reeelved from Henry W. Aroy, Esq , Score
tbily tif:the,Board of Direeters of Girard College,
thaf felletting fitett telatlvo to that noblest of our
Filliidelphia institetintie 'During the year, 77 or•
, ',.h4,,Altedn,ziogyle . :, , lntglesinirTiVoanJ
bstbril-for efdleidon of rules, leaving in the
;0 . ' Et lige . tftlizptiOnt this, 810. The affairs of
tit ,liiNte;lietflei tiodnatted , that $ 5 ,00 4 1 of
'the , iiiiprbpsiation made; by pounolls for the year
1857. as inkiit4tiiikitelWiliitkitYpetideti , ' Thin is
an..,..aiAlif thithiOnie'llePeitMentli irould &wen
to imitate, In a regent number of the Press we
' , gave a full anVeorreoi teitount of-the essential
.. ho li ve linen made in the Interior
, topstrantion of 11,0 1 00114 e. . The ladles and gen.
Venice convicted with this 'institution have a
roost important trait committed to their care, and
,shies itendo Of the past year fully attests that
thin , - re not been unmindful of their respoust
.bility. • -
Vatilig the paet)reer there were sixteen murders
odureltted in thiscity. There were eleven trials,
and three convietions. The following are yet to
blklited, hot the tithe, as we lecin by inquiry, Lan
lief been Iked : "
,Qoprge Freoth—ctrenee committed on the 17th
JetriGalleghtil—oftenee oeuuntlted on the 12th
~Edereril liempecy,--offence committed Oat 10th.
, Wm. Itidgeley—oreneecomealtted In October.
John Kitputtocy—offence committed Oct: 20th.
Jom" . 4o4l l eq-_-ftlleged offence committed Oct.
oruas W. l'imith--otrettoeuertnnltted on the 9th
rieefgO,Aoktoril—offenee committed. Doe. 25th.
The following le the whole number of ar
rests rondo by the foroo during the year 1857, as
00 111psfed with there made during the year 1858:
— WAile on ilia rubjeet of crime and criminate, it
Mas he appropriate to give an aceount of the man
berof potions who were edmmitted to the county
ptison durlpg'lBs'f :
• , rotate...a a*rs• ro, cO,UNTr rttlgON,
White. CaPteli. Total. DiWoi
` Male. Percale. Vale. Female
icipv...liap 3,10 T ' 1',032 650
1858..... 9,574 ,3,159 838 932 34,194
18¢7. 10,653'- 3 187 1,033 OP 15,825
17, 191 ',lB
3h' the' year 1855, there were 13,940 oommit=
1 4 11 1101 ;
THE IIEAL,TD DEPARTMENT.
'llll.l o llphle,, during the past' year; has ;been
visibi[crw tb contagions disease, and the records
of nto ity will compare very favorably with
thooo of pregions years. In the early part of thri
ammo feirp Wertrixprosed that the yellow favor,
timettparftit ecuurge,,would make lio . way north.
ilia,- and lay hs 14 its devastating path. For.
tpnately these refire irons without foundation.
The most fatal tualedy was consumption, but
vtaiinis do not exceed the usual number,
In proportion to the increase of population. The
401171,t fever, In July and August, committed
havoc among children,
but not to such an extent
as to entitle it, ty be cl assed as an epidemic.
The efficient - Smells° system undoubtedly has
doneo much. to prevent deaths from small-pox and
variolold. Tpe purity of our water has been
conducive ti the general health, and the ads
plata soweOge must be regarded as. aq apail buy
to,The,promollon of lodgevity.
The Coltowing figure exhibits the total number of
deaths in the past Year—also top mortality among
frieidei; Infants and colored persons. It has been
epretully compiled from the reports of the Board
of Health: •
9 1: 1: 11Att -
The renewing statistics of the treetber during
1857, have been carefully compiled by 1:1,
dom, FIN They 11111 be found to be full, compro•
henelyo, and necurate. .
The Temperature ofthe Mon the.
Month,. hteximutn. Mialmum. Mean,
1856.'1857: 1850.'1857. 1850. 1857.
January:... '4O• 34 4 11*' 21.15 1,8.33
February... 46 69 2 - 2 . 16 10 27 25
March 48 53 5 3 32 85 35.08
April AO 08 24 14 '53.52 ,42 39
.t 'B7 8,1 40 34 69.00 57.81
June 95 97 28 45 74.44 67.32
July 98 80 64 47 79 88 73 37
August 90 90 53 48 72 85 72.18
September.. PO 81 44 37 07.30 73.91
October 78 74 3'; 29 55,58 53 82
November.. 75 74 31 12 45.43 42.39
December... 61 57 9 12 32.72 33.11
19 intim,' IMO* fell on December 20, 1057.
The following table exhibits the number of 1116.63
of rain during 1857, as complied with the number
of /nate , ' In MU
1850. 11457. 1 ~ 1850. 1057.
kobem Inehpa I Toche4 ruche.
January, 4.54 3.30 July, 1.51 3.14
February, 1.23 00 Aunuqt, 0.00 10.00
Mara, 2.23 30 September, 4.01 1.00
April, 3,52 0.00 October, 1.30 2.40
May, 2.59 5.30 November, 2.07 1.20
Juno, 1,93 11.40 December, 2.91 3.50
Inahibi(lug the amount of rain which has fallen
moth year eine° 1840:
Year, No. Inches i t , Year. No. Indica.
1840 47.40 1849 42.09
18.41 55.50 1850 54.51
1812 44.5:1 1851 32 50
1043 40.91 I 1852 45 74
11144 40.17 1851 40.60
1815 40.00 t 1854 40.18
1840 44.38 1835 44.00
1817 45 09 I 1850 41 92
1848 35.00 1857 42.20
TRANSPOILTATINII OP COAL.
There were 442.235.03 tons of coal transported
over the Lehigh Valley Railroad for lBh7.
TI following table exhibits the number of awl
t over the
re a n aT
nsy ra ni roalm s
a ; vea
v the r arnof extra
Pounds extra baggage
The emigrant traits on the Pennsylvania Rail
road are not only used,by foreign emigrants, but
have conveyed during the past year quite a large
number of American moolinnws from Philadelphia,
Now York, and Roston, who were ou route for the
West, and who preferred our Central Road on ac
count of ()hemming of fare and superiority of accom
During the year 1857, as above sot forth, 22,253
ensigrents wore sent over the Pennsylvania Rail
road. A largo portion of them came on from New
York, preferring thin route to either the Now York
and Erie or New York Central Railroads. Of the
entire number, 15,221 were fur the Northwestern
States and Territories. The extra baggage paid
for amounted to 887,901 lbs.
During 1856, 21,621 passengers wore despatched
from ibis city byetnigrant trains. Of this number
11,7151 came from Now York; 6,361 were ticketed
for Pittsburgh and intermediate stations. The ex
tra baggage paid for was 704,428 lb&
In 1865, 20,217 emigrant pamengers were sent
from Philadelphia. Of this number 11,049 arrived
in this oily from foreign ports, and 9,168 mime on
from New York, 11,003 wore tiokete,l to Pith
burgh, and 10,772 were destined for the extreme
West. 824,570 pounds of extra baggage were paid
In 1854, 29,948 emigrants passed West ; 8,257
were for points beyond Pittsburgh ; 709,774 pounds
of extra baggage were paid for.
nmutothis tilvortama FItOX PIIMADELIMIA_
The year 1857 has been unusually free from
railroad cochleae on the linos diverging from Phi-
litdelpbia. A collision occurred on a New Jersey
railroad on September tith, but beyond that there
is nothing of Importance to record. These persons
who hare met their death have done so principally
by their own acts—such as walking on the tracke,
standing on platforms, de. It is evident that the
employees of the different companies exercise a
great amount of care. Safety is not sacrificed to
speed, although the running time of the different
trains will compare favorably with that on roads
diverging from other cities.
On the 25th of AMC, the Pennsylvania Control
Railroad Company purchased the main line cf
the public works, which included, of course, the
bid Columbia Railroad between this city and
Ifarrieburg. In the summer, the same company
entered into a compact with the New York and
Erie, the Now York Central and the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroads, by which it was mutually
egreed that no efforts should bo made to divert
the trade between the East and the West from
its legitimate channels to support rival lines; that
is to say, that no " runners should be employed
to draw custom; that no reduced rates of faro
ebould bo adopted, and that no posters or hand-
bills should be issued to invite a preference. The
freo.pase system was also abolished.
'On July 7th, the North Pennsylvania Railroad
resopened to Bethlehem, on the Lehigh, a die
-00 from Philadelphia of 54f miles. Trains
avesluee been running regularly, with safety and
pateb. The management finds favor in the
eyes of the stockholders and the public by its
(aorta to accommodate both the local and the
This year, also, the West Jersey Railroad wee
opened to Woodbury, N. J
r On Julz 22d a new route was opened to Wil
-1 ihtmeperfreln the Pennsylvania Central Railroad,
to .11arrisbur i g, the Northern Central Railroad to
Sunbury, and the 'Sunbury and Erie Railroad to
But little less of interest has occurred among
our railroad ' lines as regards construction, or the
opening of new routes. The Philadelphia, Nor
mantown and Norristown Company have expended
large sums in laying double tracks between their
E TABLE, bP • COAIPA,II MX. • ,
1110 e. , Colored.
Male. 'Female. Male. Female
. 33.02 44.20
STATISTICS 07 lIIIIOIIANT TRITE!
several termini, and in thoroughly refitting the
The following table exhibits the different lines
centering in Philadelphia and Camden:
Philadelphia and Reading 93
do Baltimore 98
do Columbia, (old line) 80
do Media, Nest Chester).— 13
do Norristown 17
do Germantown 7
North Pennsylvania Alt
Neat Chester 33
Camden and Amboy 63
Philadelphia and Trenton 30
West Jersey 9
Camden and Atlantis 60
TOE COMMERcE OF PHILADELPIIIt
The arrivals of foreign and coastwise vessels at
tho port of Philadelphia, during the year
have boon ris follows:
Foreign CoMtwiso. Total,
Ships 14 CI 120
Barque• 194 84 222
Brig, 173 311 484
&bootie!" 118 5,405 5,523
Sloops 2,318 2,318
Steamers 1,098 1,098
Barges 12,514 12,514
Soots 9,421 9,421
Total 4° 31,201
DXPAIITMENT OP PUBLIC lIIORU f IYPi
The following Is the statement of the tactile° of
the Department of Highways for 1857
(Carta, Wagons, Drays, and Barrens
Paving and Repaving.
1 028 50
THE GREAT BILLIARD MATCH
BETWEEN PHELAN AND BENJAMIN,
FOR TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS!!
Phelan gives Three Points in earh. Game of
Sixteen, and Wins the Match !
Reported for The Presal
Yesterday we briefly noticed the result of this in
teresting trial of skill between the two players of
greatest repute in the country. Ralph Benjamin
and Michael Phelan of New York. The match
originated In causes which it is unnecessary to
mention here; it may be sufficient to say, however,
that since Phelan's winning his brilliant match for
$lO,OOO in San Francisco , beating a Frenchman,
the best player of his day—giving him odds, too,
his reputation has become world-wide as a great
billiard player, and him caused feelings of jealousy
and rivalry to spring up, especially in New York.
Unlike most great generals end conquerors, he has
never yet been beaten in any serious trial of skill.
It is all °nato him what game his adversary pro
polies—the full gatne , the four ball carom game, the
English three ball game, or the French carom game,
(which. among amateurs, is considered the most
difficult of all, and especially played as it was in
this match, on a table with pockets.) All are alike
to him, and In all, when ho puts forth his strength,
he le unrivalled. We will endeavor to sketch his
physique as he appeared playing this match on
Wednesday night. Let our readers picture to
themselves a florid, handsome men, about 38 years
of age, with a high, and particularly white fore
head, upon which the organs of perception arid
calm:Wm are prominently developed—a counte
nance full of intelligence and modesty, (yes,
although our friend 'Phelan is an Irishman, ho is
the only really modest one we ever ow, and there
fore.—we repeat the word—modesty.) Place this
head on apair of the broadest shoulders you eon
fled, and order specially a pair of the very stout•
est legs your imagination can conceive, (for you
will- fled nothing like the reality ready waded
and you will have some faint idk of the personnel
of our friend Phelan, the King of Billiards
• Re is unlike all preconceived ideas of a hilliard•
player. Most men of his clew have a hard,
leathery expression, produced generally by late
hours, seeing people drink brandy and water, gas,
chalk. and other stimulants, but Phelan looks as
as if he had been suddenly transplanted from some
healthy farm on Long Island, or had been lauded
by the last packet from the tight little "Green
„Weed" itself. His antagonist, Benjamin, is a
manufacturer of billiard tables in New York, and
is a square-act, hirsute, little gentleman, about the
saute age as Phelan, and about fleetest eight Inches
in height Ile played very neatly and with con
siderable resolution up to the seventh game, but
his pluck evidently deserted him after that, and.
although he won the ninth game, this success did
not seem to inspirit him. To every one in the
room It was evidently a hepelesa case fur him
after the (math game, ' as Phelan's powers
developed, and his astounding precision in the
most complicated caroms began to be displayed.
We will now proceed to give some details of the
games. The parties, after arranging the prelimi
naries, width were very stringent, no shoving of
the balls being allowed, (every shot having to be
a fair shot, made with the point of the , cue,) no
portion of the body to be outside the line of the
table; when playing from the string, a ball touched
to be a played bail, ke , and having appointed two
referees and an umpire, who announced to the
spectators, that no expressions of applause or dis
approbation would be permitted, took oft their
coats to the work. The referee chosen by "Phelan
was Chris. Bird, of the city, end Benjamin selected
the "Albany Pony " In the first game, nothing
very noteworthy occurred, the parties playing
very cautiously, as if feeling each other's strength
This game was won by Phelan, by 5 points.
In the opening of the second game, there was
considerable dodging and playing for safety At
last Phelan makes 2, Benjamin 1. and missed
scoring, giving Michael a chance to go in and
make a run of 4 : then playing for safety, and
Phelan rune 3. More dodging. and Phelan tuns
Safety's the km° Phelan I. and mimed
Benjamin 2, and missed ; Phelan runs 2. making
the game. This was a very well-played game, al
the runs Will indicate, without anything brilliant,
only one of Phelan's strong points being displayed
in getting the balls together so as to make a num
ber in a run. Won by 12 points (Two games for
The Thud Game.—Opened by the first 13e0 re
for Benjamin J, and mused. Phelan 1, end missed,
dodging under the cushions. Benjamin 1, and
missed. Phelan I, and missed, Benjamin 3, and
missed. Phelan missed, Benjamin ran eery
good play. B. missed. P. 1, and missed. Great
playing for safety the next half dozen shots Phe
lan missed, when D. went in for 2 Safe playing
again, when P. goes in for chances and gets caught
by B. for 1, and missed. leaving2lfietinet something
about his elze, when he rattles off 6. to the aston-
(aliment of the uninitiated, but In playing for one
of his double-back.action patent-indescribable ca
roms, which he encore only about once in a
thousand times, be caught it from B , who ran 1,
making the game., First game for Benjamin---won
by 9 points
The Fourth Game.—This commenced by Benja
min, who was evidently elated by big recent enc
omia, scoring 2, and missed. P. goes at him but
missed Considerable doing of nothing for the
next 6 shots, when P. gets 1 and dodges, B. dodges,
P. gets I more, and tries the artful again. Profound
study of the balls from all parts of the table, from
the• head, the foot, the sides, the corners, and in
short from every part of the table but from under
it. At last Michael thinks ho sees an opening,
but shaves the ball, which gives B. a chance to
run 3, and tries safety. An intense amount of
nothing done for the next few ininutes,until Phelan,
apparently tired of all this sort of thing, makes
one of his impossible ones, which elicited a cheer
from an indiscreet gentleman in the back
ground, who was requested by Benja min to leave
room, which polite request he
complied with. It may be added that this
shot, - which terminated one gentleman's pleasure
for the evening so abruptly, was the most brilliant
shot of the evening, and was a combination
of all the difficulties known to players. It gave
P. a run of 3, after which there was great playing
for safety, when P. again runs 3; after which the
next 15 shots were fruitless, when 11 got I, and
missed ; P. missed, and B. got l, and missed ; P.l,
and missed ; B. plays safe, and P. do. for the next
14 shots, wh en Phelan gate 1, and missed ; B. tries
to play safe, but doesn't, for P gets 1, and dodges;
B loaves an open, which P. missed, and B. gots 2,
and missed ; P. 1 • tho aitpd again in requisition
on both sides for the next 4 shots, when I'. gets 1 ;
slow again for the next 4 shots, when P goes for
3 and the game—won by 4 points. This was the
most severely contested game of the match, and
both the players displayed great tact and general
ship in their maincuvres. Benjamin made some
very pretty shots in this game, and bid fair at ono
time to win it, but was overpowered by the pluck of
his opponent It occupied over thirty minutes in
It would occupy too much of nor space to giro
the remaining games in detail. Wo will, therefore,
elate thin account by giving a sutnmary.
The sth game was won by Phelan by 6 points,
making In It two runs of 4 each. The 6th game
was also won by Phelan by 2 points, and was re
markable for a brilliant run of 6, nearly all being
difficult shots The 7th game was wen by Phelan
by 6 points. The Bth game was remarkable for
2 runs by Phelan, ono of 5, and the other of
points, and was the shortest game in playing in the
match. It was won by Phelan by 10 points The
blh game was won by Benjamin by 8 points The
10th game was won by Phelan, who in this game
appeared toput on a little additional strain, for ho
made two splendid runs, ono of 6, and another of
5 .winning the game in it canter, by 11 points
11th and concluding game was also ws.n by Phelan
by 7 points, and was signalized by a mis s-c oo by
Benjamin, (who was evidently quite disheartenedO
and a superb run of IS by Phelan, which but for
the rules, would has a provoked tho loudest ap
After the conclusion of the watch, Michael was
surrounded by his friends, and put through a
course of hand-shaking which would have that
tend the nerves of any but a Hercules or a candi
date for sheriff A handsome lunch was prepared
at the end of the room, by Phelan's friends, for all
who chose to partake of it, and we left the friends
of the victor and the vanquished hob-nobbing mi
nt/1y together. The time occupied In playing the
eleven games was four hours and thirty-two min
utes. We may say in conclusion, as the result of
our observation of this match, that (Benjamin, who
playa very prettily, however,) never had a chance
with Phelan, whose gpplomb and indomitable pluck
would have borne down a much stronger antago
nist. There are several amateurs in this city who
would have been much harder to beat than Benja
min proved himself to be, and he must be content
to rank himself for the future as about a third-rate
A man named Smith, who was recently con
victed by tho Circuit Court of Lexington, Miss ,
of whipping a negro woman to death, was sen
tenced therefor to thirty years' imprisonment at
hard labor In the penitentiary.
COMM UNICA TIO.ArS .
[For Tto Prim)
WILLIAMSPORT AND FLIIIIR A RAILROAD
At a meeting of the Managers of the Williams
port and Elmira Railroad Company, held 12th mo.
3181, 1857, the following statement of the finanoial
position of the company was laid before the Board
by the President, with an accompanying plan for
the entire extinguishment of Its remaining float
On motion of S. V. Merrick, seconded by Israel
Morris, it was unanimously
Errol red, That the interests of all parties, both
bondholders and stockholders, require the funding
of the floating debt of this company, the existence
of which not only depreciates and imperils its
securities, bat absorbs most unprofitably the time
and energies of Its officers, which would otherwise
be devoted to its active business.
That the plan proposed fur this purp" and
which has received the approbation of the leading
bond and stockholders, offers an equitable Method
of promptly and finally accomplishing that object
—without bearing oneroxsly on any party—and is
earnestly recommended to the stockholders, bond.
holders, and creditors of the sorapany for their ac
cepters and ea-operation :
To the Bondholder, and Itiocictiblders of the Wil
liamsport and Elmira Railroad Company!
The managers take this opportunity of laying
before the bondholders and stockholders of the
company a record of its business since our lest
annual report, together with a statement of its
present financial position—
4.. $4,830 00
... 2,970 25
The receipts of the road from April Ist to December
10,1837, have been $186,638 29
Operating expenses, including salaries,
office expanses and repairs 88,110 32
Net income fur eight months
Althonfh our business bee maenad greatly, to
gether with that of most of the railroads of the
country, in consequence of paralysis of trade and
travel, by the nnparalelled financial crisis of the
past four months, yet it will be observed that our
net Income would have sufficed for the payment
of the interest on our present funded debt, had it
been possible to retain it for that purpose. to ad
dition, however, to the funded debt of the Com
pany, It has always been embarrassed with a
Hosting indebtedness, incurred in the construction
of the road, which although small, compared with
its whole property, and easily carried in ordinary
times, bus proved very onerous duriag the recent
commercial panic, and in fact, has endangered the
investment of the stockholders, and depreciated
greatly that of the bondholders of the Company.
It is evident that the whole system of Boating
debts, so universal hitherto among corporations, is
at an end. They must be funded by those late
rested in these enterprises, in orderto enable their
securities to take rank among safe and remunera
We believe that no officers can undertake here
after with any credit to themselves or profit to the
interests in their charge, to carry by Boating obli
gations any considerable amount of indebtedness.
Inclepondentif of the ruinous resulti to any Com•
pany of, paying the current rates of interest,
which no ordinary profits can justify or withstand,
the effects are, even more injurious in the entire
absorption of the limo and energies of those who
cenduct it, which should be devoted delusively to
the duties of organising and extending the business
of the road.
PROPOSED PLAN FOR FUNDING THE DEBT.
1858. Postponed debt of the Company-1181,50 15
Paid on noeount thereof in 1857 38,455 47
Unpaid balance $1,104 68
Secured by the 5142,600 second mortgage bonds,
and 1,540 shares of stock, which we propose to the
holders to take and extinguish the debt, surrender
ing to the company the coupons on the bonds whioh
ootna due in 1558, in exchange for scrip as here
after described. '
Bilis payable without collateral $89,230 77
These we propose to pay by giving therefor an
°TIM amount in the chattel mortgae ten per cent
bonds of the company WI they ca n e released, 11.9
Bills payable with collateral unsecured
ten per cent bonds $160,819 58
These we propose to pay two-thirds in the chat
tel mortgage bonds as above, and the other third
in assh from the receipts of the road during the
Bills payable secured by chattel mort
gage bonds of the company 5113,239 23
These we propose to pay in three, six, nine, and
twelve months, out of the net earnings of the road,
thus disengaging the collected-bonds for the pro
cess of funding above mentioned.
Tim holders of the first, second, and chattel
mortgage loans to surrender one year's coupons on
their bonds, viz • January and July, 1858, of the
first mortgage ; April and October, 1555, of the
second mortgage; May and November. 1858, of
the chattel .ten per cents., , receiving in - return
therefor en equal amount of six par cent. scrip of
the company, which will release the net income of
the year's business to be applied as above to the
final extinguishment of the floating debt.
The following resolution. offered by A. S. Divan
and seconell by William D. Lewis, was unanimous
Whe)eas, it has been necessary to make use of
the entire receipts of the road during the past four
months for the purple° of protecting the property
of this Company from the holders of its floating
debt during the recent commercial crisis
And, whereas, It is believed to be the true in
terest of both bondholders and stockholders that
no financial expedient be resorted to for the pay
ment of the approaching interest on the first mort
gage bond., duo January let , 19:' , 3
Therefore, It', folcr,f, That the first mortgage
bondholders he requested to except an ulna'
amount of scrip for the coupons due Ist January
and let,fuly, as contemplated in the plan proposed
fur extricating the Company from its present exi
goncies, and placing all Its securities on a safe and
Extracted from the minutes,
Wu. C LONCICTRETII, Secretary.
CITY POLICE-DECEMBER 31
[Reported for The Prem.)
AN IMPERTJNENT LADY-FANCIER.—Miss Betty
Thompson,—a young student of the mantaumak
ing business, toss annoyed every day by the atten
tions of a young man named Simon Jones, who
without any introduction insisted on seeing Miss
T. " safe home," from the place where she works
in Arch street, to her residence in Pryor's court.
Miss Thompson - did not like the youngster's man
ners, and probably she would not have liked his
face, if she could liliV6 seen it—but happily it
was concealed behind a thick heavy curtain, con
sisting of whiskers imperial, moustache, and
goatee. He had forced himself on her company
six or eight evenings in succession—walking by
her side and disgusting her with his shallow die
course—though she bad always repulsed him with
expressive silence But on Wednesday evening,
she changed her tactics and entered into lively
conversation with her compulsory beau.
When they arrived at the door of the young la
dy'e dwelling, she invited the man of moustaches
to enter, and when he complied, she showed him
to a room, the door of which she doted after him,
and locked hint in. Miss Betty then informed
him, through a key-hole, that she would send her
" big brother" to chastise him for his impertinence.
Miss Ifetty's brother is, in fact, a dwarf in parson;
but, like many another small man, he has a tre
mendous voice, which in sound is something be
tween the roar of a lion and the scream of a pan
ther. This brother, to answer to lletty's invoca
tion, soon came to the door of the chamber, where
Simon, the lady-fancier was locked up.
"Give me the key," shouted brother Jake, in
his most terrific tone ; " let me get at the rascal
I'll tuacadatinte him ; I'll pound him like hominy
in a mortar'"
The sound of that voice ull4 enough for the m
enicerated Simon. Ile threw up a back window
and pitched out head foremost, without imagining
where ho would fetch up " Luckily his frontal
bone struck first, anti as that was rather thick, the
damage wits :incomdderable. Perceiving a large
barrel, which he supposed to he empty, he thought
to use it as a placed concealment, and jumped in
without hesitation The barrel, however, chanced
to be nearly top-full of soft soap, and, finding him
self in 501110 danger of being smothered, Simon
thought it more expedient to abide by the flogging
ha deierved and expected, and ha therefore yelled
out for assistance. Ho was extricated frost the
barrel and handed over to the police as one who
had entered the premises with felonious intentions.
His appearance at the bar of justice was attended
by a strong alkaline odor; all his clothes were ex
ceedingly well soaped, and his hairy face was so
well lathered that the most inexpert barber could
have dial - ea bin with little trouble. As nobody
appeared to complain against him, he was di!
The ilea,' statesmen, (hiring the }ear just
espieed, are Marcy, Hamilton. Ittrno , and other.
William L Marcy died at Ball4ton, in New York,
on the 4th of July Mr Marcy was years old
Two Southern ex-Ministers to England have died ;
Andrew Stevenson in Virginia, in January, and
Louis McLane, at Baltimore, in October. Ex-
Secretary Dobbin died at Fayetteville, North Car
olina. on the 4th of August; Wm. E Venable,
United States Minister at tinatemala, in August ;
James O 'limey, in New Jersey, in the latter
part of November ; James Hamilton, in (delves.
tan Bay, kilted in the disaster to the steamphip
Opelousas, in November. Senator Butler, of South
Carolina, died in May. Several members of Con-
Vega have died Among others, Senator Rusk, of
Texas. This was a case of suicide. Busk is
the solo instance of suicide among the catalogue
we have given. Freston S. Brooks, M C. from
South Carolina, whose name It &MI remarkablo
from his attack on Charles Sumner. died at Wash
ington on the 27th of January.
Mr. John Thornton, who died In St. Lonia,
a few days ago, after bequeathing property to his
relatives, and 5155,000 to various churches and in
stitutions, bequeathed the balance of his property,
about f 300,000 to Bishop Kenrick, the Catholic
Bishop of that city, in the belief that he would
apply it for the benefit of the indigent. and to ad
vance the pause of religion.
riortcE -to coaaisarosPENTS.
Carl-wpm:mots tor 4 . , Tut Pins '• lOU New btu fig
mind the following mbas :
Every communication mast be seemnpeaiel by the
'" of tba writer In order to Insure omeetneelot
t7PograPhYi bat one side of a 'beet EMIL'S be
. We shall be greatly obliged to gel:dilemma in fernall
iania sad eth, r States for sentributtone citing Ma am'
rant sacs of the day I. their particular liunalttlisa, the
resources of the surrounding' country, the LiCAW of
populatiou, and say iuformatton that Ell be Istorostiag
to the general raver.
About one year ago, in St. Louis, a German
girl, are years of age, mysteriously disappeared
from its parents, and all aorta for its recovery ware
vain. A few daye ago, the mother of the lost 01111
noticed, white passing through the, strata, a Suety
dressed child playing with •number of othen, and.
almost immediately recognised her as her own.
She took her home and learned that she had heels
taken away in a carriage to a family in the coun
try, who had kept her and treated her kindly.
The morning of her recorery she had heels brought
to the city in a carriage, in which she was left
while the lady, who accompanied her, weat to visit
a store. She left the carriage to play with some
children, at the time her mother fortunately
passed. The affair has a canoes air of romance,
but the St. Louis papers couch for its actual co
A street tight ocznrred in Cornishcille, Ky.,
on Tuesday, between Kerrey Walker and Thomp
son Bally, in which the latter was shot and instant
ly killed, hawing received four wounds from a re
raker, in the hands of his adversary. Walker
su wounded in the thigh and neck, but will re
cover. Five shots were fired by each. AllerSelly
had been fatally wounded, he threw his pistol to
one of his sons, who seized it, and shot Walker in.
the inflicting a severe but not dangerous
wound. The diffieulty grew out of certain do
mesticsdinitili9ne, the partite being related...by.
t !'f r tiNre• • • - - A
meeting or the shoe .manuracturors of
Lynn, Nam, was held on Monday evening or lad
week, to take into consideration the expedieney
and necessity of shortening the credits heretofore
'givelt on the gale of goods of their own meanies
tare. After oonsiderable diem/aka awn the sub
ject, it resulted in the choke of a committee of
eight, to procure signatures to a pledge that no
further contracts be made by the subscribers for
the tarns of one year, on a longer trait than six
A man by the name of Tyson was drowned
recently in Chauahoochee ricer, near Abbey - D.ls,
B. C. Some persons had inttneed Max to believe
that they were going to ride him on a rail ; he
broke, to run in the direction of the river, the
orowcifollowing after him, some perhaps firing or
guns. lie ran into the river. whets the water was
about waist deep, when two gun Or pistols were
fired, Tyson, at that time, sinking into th - e water.
The presumption is that he AM shot.
The first convictions under the liquor law
which have have been found in Boston, and ac
quiesced in by the parties without exceptions to
its constitutionality, were passed in the Municipal
court last Saturday. Both were eentenced under
the "nuisance" provision of the law—one to the
House of Correction for five months, the other to
a tine of sln, or imprisonment for eight months.,
The Clyde (N. Y.) Times of the 24th says
a horrible murder was erpetrated in that village
the night previous, by Nicholas Ward. His wife
was found deed and conned with wounds, and 6r
enzastaneel show Ward, who to under street, to be
the murderer/A. child at the point of 'death was
found In the house, but the cause of its eaSidition
is not stated.
The steamship Isabel, arrived at Charleston
from Havana, reports that Walker's rowel, the
steamer Fashion, had been seized by the American
Consul, her papers having been &mad irregular.
A report was prevalent at Key West when the Isa
bel was there that a bark had passed that point
with six hundred men on board, who were proceed
ing to Gon. Walker's
A company of experienced abip4miklers,
from Maine, hate purchased a Alp-yard in How
ard, Wiroonsin, and are now ingagad in getting
out the timber for an ocean .
Gen. Houton is said to contemplate his re—
tirement from public life with esti/eating, mud
will, probably, henceforth permit the life of •
planter in Texas. -
Maj. A. F. Morrison, one of the leaders of
the Democracy In Indiana, died at his red.
Bocce in Indianapolis, on Monday last, in the 54th
year of his age.
Ex-Governor Matteson, of Illinois, says the
Chicago Democrat, intends to be a candidate for
the United States Senatorship in opposition to Mr.
The Russian government has ordered that
the American language be taught in the schools of
Irkutsk, the capital of Siberia.
A man named Warner Sage, a bar-keeper,.was inunlvrevi in Loaisville in as airily with one
Alex Bowlin, mate of thristeanter Ileum Bridges-
A monument to the prisoners who settled in
the Scioto Valley is to be erected in Cincinnati
the ensuing rummer
R. S. Biennerhasset, Esq., a distinguished
nititan and la wyer of St. Louie, died on Chrirtmee
Ass H. Chase, a Well-kn 09112 11111/024.1 e. 013.•
doctor, died in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday.
The venerable Wm. C. Preston, of S. C.
spent Christmas in Chb:atoll. and is in goof '
News from the Platen sled the Cpper Missouri
[From the St Louie Rept>Um of the 'alas cat )
Among the number of travellers u the Mimarf
anti on the Plains, we bar* met wit h Henry Bel
knap, Elq , who has spent the greater pert of the
year in explorations of the rivers and mountains of
that far-off country.
Mr. Belknap left $t Louis in the .spring of the
year, with Col Vaughan, Indian agent for the
Upper Missouri, on board the steamer Twilight.
Leaving Col. Vaughan's poet among the Black
Feet Indians, he crossed the mountains to the
bead of the Columbia, and, thence down directly
through the mountains until he reached L'talt Ter
ritory. Mr. Belknap was at Green river when the
United States trains of provisions, A . e., were
burned by Mormons.
A very small force of alormons was concerned
in the operation ; twenty Mormons only destroyed
Russell Co's train Tice men were awakened
trom sleep, and found two Mormons, with rites
cocked. standing at the head of each wagon The
whole affair of getting possession of the wagons was
conducted by the Mc rmons in the most ei‘ il, rat
to Nay friendly. manner. The men ie charge of
the wagons were allowed to take any articles they
desired from the wagons in the train, and then the
train sat eel uu fire The statement that they
plundered the train not correct.
Mr. Belknap represents that the position of the
small body of men on Ham's Fork was critical in
the extreme. The Mormons were ranging the
country at will, driving off the cattle, cutting off
supplies, and annoying the military in every possi
blowsy. Henry's Fork, where Col. Johnsen pro
poses wintering his command, is a tolerably well
eheltered valley, and provided with wood and
grass; but it is very much expoeed to attacks from.
the Mormon enemy. The latter are usually well
mounted and well equipped, and they are said tcs
be in possession of seventeen pieces of artillery.
This is a very reasonable number. as many of the
Mormons are mechanics. and bare been engage,'
in the casting of eannon.
Fifty of Magraw's party, engaged in making a
road in that direction to the Pacific, had voltut
leered in the army, and their services were ac
cepted, and they had marched from Wind river to
join Colonel Johnson.
Leaving the South Pass early in November, Mr,
Belknap struck directly across the plains, exping
the head of L`Eatt ytri CON! and White mere,
and arrived at Fort Randall, on the hipper Mis
souri, on the 2d December. The Ogallalaklndians
were at the Sand Will Peak; two hundred and
fifty lodges of Brutes were in the Sad inne be
tween the head of L'Eau qui Cour and White
river, and other scattering bands were met on the
way. These Indians were all starving, and they
reported no buffalo in that section of the country.
There has been some hard fighting on the Plains
the past fall and summer, between the different
tribes of Indians, and eighty lodges of the Crows
had been nearly exterminated by the Minnecan.
jou tribe (Sioux) in ono battle. A white wan by
the name of William Leciere, had been killed by
the Yanctonnais. Tho other tribes of Indians
were quiet. The country was reported to be black
with buffalo, from Port Pierre northward It is
also said that the prospect of a good winter's trade
in that section of the country was highly promis
CAMDRIDOE CATTLE MARKET, December
.30.—At market 664 Cattle, about 600 Beeves, and.
84 Stores, consisting of working Oxen, Cows, and
one, two, and three years old.
Prices of Market Beef —Extras, 1747.25; first
quality, $6 25056 50; second quality. $5 50, thirs
911 31 4, ; ordinary quality. $4 25.
Prices of Stern Cattle.—Working Oxen, trout
s;:i, $lOO. to $173 per pair But little inquiry fir
CUVI.I and Calves from $3O, $4O. $l5 to $5O.
Yearlings none ; Two years old, $54 to $25 ; Three
yeare old. $23 to $.12
Sheep and Lambs —2 300 at market prices in
tote, $1.50, $1 7 $2 25, $2 50 each; Extra ani
saketioo, , , $143 75.
Swine —3410 at market Prices. live weight 5a
du per lb ; Dreeeel, 63.61 e per lb.
Cattle. Sheep& Lambe Ranee Swine.
N.llampihire 225 .... .... - •
Vermont .245 930 .... • • ••
Massachusetts 40 1,215
New York.... 39 100
Total d4l 2 :SOO
"fides, 5.3 per lb; Tallow Cc per lb; Pelts 2475.7
each; Calfskin!. 9a)h• per lb
B —Beef Extra and First Quality in:11213
nothing but the beer, large, fat. stall-fed Oxen
Second quality includts the best gram-fed Oxen,
the best stall-fed cows, and the best three-scar
old Steers Ordinary consist! cf Bulls, and the
refine of lots
Sheep —,Extra include! Comet!, and when th:-t
of inferior quality are thrown out.
There were :2 ears over the 13o!-tan and Lowell
railroad, and over the Firehhurg, I,:ade , l with
Cattle, Sheep, $ and Dcrsea
Retr,arkr.—Owiag to the small ttaf.k at market
to-day, eaten were rather goi:k. with an adrar..ra
of about 2.5. e per cart on the bet quality of Beef
On Sheep the ricet of tact week were sustained;
L. fleeting+. Laq , told one lot. choi.•e quality,
average weight lace lb to Ur Britv, for S e f-ert4
When - old Bogus's wife tell ill, he sent for i%
doctor as sordid and avaricious as himself..
Before the doctor saw the patient, he wished
to have an understanding with the miserly
" Here's forty dollars," said Bogus, " and
you shall hare it whether you cure my wife or
The woman died, and the doctor called for
" Did you kill my wife ?" said Bogu!•
" Certainly not!" replied the irniignant don-
" Well, you didn'teure bet?"
" You know she's dead."
" Very well, then, leave the house in donblo,
quick time," said Bogus. A bargain's a
bargain. It wa3 kilt or clue, but•yon di4