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Thursday, Auru1 25, 1S53.
roil CANAL COMMIS-.IOM.lt,
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FOR AUDITOR O EN URAL,
ILFV. K. ITErf'iLIJItfc., FianUin Co.
IIRISTIAA' M VERS, Clarion Co.
L-cofoco party of this County held
th.ir Delegate elections
in tho different
twuj.bip3 on Saturday last, winch rcsul-
.d in tho election of 14 .Delegates ior
.ludgc Barrett, and 16 for Hon. M. M.
Dimruick. We have heard considerable
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USallSiaCUOn exprc&suu, u w mi; i-i-ii-iiu.
in which many of the Delegates were olcc-
1, and that their right to a seat inthe
Convention will be contested. Judge bar
Ktt has a small majority, ou the popular
vote iu the County. The two different
factions charge each other with having
i sorted to all kinds of meanness, in or
r to accomplish their ends; how this is,
v are uuuuiu iumj, uui iiaumu
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ntion, which comes off in this place on
CoT The Corner Stone of a new Mcth
;ist Episcopal Church was laid in this
' rough, on Thursday lat. In consc
aen:e of the inclemency of the weather,
ere v-cre but few persons in attendance.
L. Kcv. F. A. TIodgson, D. D. preached
ink resting and able sermon from 1.
l:.rthy, 1. chap. 15 verse, after which,
: collection and subscription was taken,
... cuuting to 8325, demonstrating a lib-
rcil and bebevolent spirit on the part of
.e few, who wcro in attendance. The
wowing articles were then deposited in
.c box, viz: The Holy Bible ; a Metho
i-t Hymn Book; a copy of the Discipline
the M. E. Church: a copy of the 33d
irnu.nl Report of the .Missionary Society
i the M E. Church, of the United States;
cpy of the Annual Report of the Sab
ta hool Union of the M. E. Church
r IoO; a copy of the Annual Report
. il.. Missionary Society of the M. E
ircli witlfin the bounds of the Phila
i !rh".a Conference, for promoting domes-
1 c;'. foreign missions, for 1S53; a copy
the Minutes of the Philadelphia Con
rnce, March, 1S53; a copy of the Chris
,n A'lvoeate & Journal ; a copy of the
iL.r5cn.an; a copy of the Monroe Dem
a! ; a list containing the names of the
dialing minister, the pastor of the Con
.cjatiou, the Stewarts, trustees, building
..irittec, mason, arebitcct and builder,
(or.)r of the lot, and population of the
oujh.. The box containing the fore
:lior.ed articles, was then placed in
1 Stone, and the stone was laid; after
Inging the 9G2d Hymn by the choir, and
r jytr by the pastor, the congregation was
mi-rscd with the benediction.
tocc if ihn iiii?f!fm i in Knn
't'.v On leans, Aug. 14. The total num-
'- f cases of yellow fever, including the
1I.9, since the epidemic commenced, is o
- l.tplve thousand. The fever shows no
t m-nt m malignancv.
slw Obleans. Aug. 18. The total num.
cf Jeaths within the 24 hours ending ut
:.I to-day, was 219, of which 198 were
i sjntbh states that the authorities he
7 uriblc to bury the dead last week, over
..x.Jrcd bodies were burned. Another
that the Howard Association have ta
c.'.arge of 3,000 or 4,000 persons, and cx-
t n have the number increaeed to 7,000,
a cost of S19 each.
srw Orleans, Aug. 22. The interments
r ail u:r cemeteries oi me cuv ior me wcuk
t -t f . ' . C it ... 1
u:ng at 6 this mornjng, show a total of H.r
cn hundred and thirt-four, of which thir-
r.-n imncrefi ann sixiv-nve were victims oi
t n i .
c ycilow' fever.
T.e report exhibits a total increase of
. -Ihs over the previous week of 1G: over
. 2 by yellow fever alone of 88, this loo in
i " - e flirt i r tifit t o nnnn nfinn nns
1 1' 1 1 ? 1
T.ie total number of deaths for the four
' !;g ending this morning, was four thousand
hundred and sixty-two, of which three
rj'-and six hundred and sixty-nine, were
It cannot be denied that the disease is fear-
y on the increase.
The Howard Association have opened scv
J new infirmaries, but they are rapidly
.:ng up with paitients.
L.beral aid has been rendered by the citi
es of Baton Rouge, Natchez, and other
-ccs in the vicinity, but it will require an
mense sum yet to be able to battle success-
fj'.'y with the disease.
The weather continues intensely hot, and
t n authorities in hopes of staying the rava-
. j jI the epidemic, have ordered tar barrels
t be turned and cannon to be fired.
rJpThe fellow that was caught by his wife
1 Vgmg his servant girl, swore that itwasall
Owing to his having ttaken a hearty Buppcr
j beta's meat,, and couldn't help it.
Quite a Erasure ja the money markets
in New York, Philadelphia, and-eastern
cities, prevails just now, and is likely to
continue for tome time.
The August Elect ionsi
The results of these elcclions may
summarily stated as follows :
Kentucky. Five Whigs and five
Democrats elected to Congress. Legisla
ture Whig. A. U. Senator to be chosen.
Tennessee. Andrew Johnson, (Dcm .)
is elected Governor by two or three thous
aud majority. Four Democrats, inclu
ding Stanton, are elected to Congress, and
three Whigs. Three districts to hear
from. The Legislature is said to be
Whig by a small majority.
Missouri. Five members were elect
ed to Congress by single Districts, under
the old apportionment, year ago. The
State being entitled to seven members,
the other two have now been elected, one
by that portion of the people residing
north of the Missouri river, and tho oth
er by those south of it. Iu both cases, a
Wilis is said to have succeeded. If so,
the delegation stands four Whigs and
three Democrats. No L egislature was
chosen this year.
Arkansas. Two Domocrats elected to
Congress, being a gain of one, as the
State has heretofore been entiled to but
Texas. Dwo Democrats elected to
Congress, same as before.
Alabama. Six Democrats and one
Whig elected to Congress, being a Demo
cratic cam of one member. John A.
WiiiBtou, Democrat, is elected Governor,
and the Legislature is of the same politics
Two U. S. Senators are to be elected by
North Carolina. Three Whig3 and
four Democrats elected to Congress, with
Clingman's District not yet ascertained
but he is supposed to be reelected. A
Democratic gain of two or three mem
Tennessee. Our most reliable ad
vices relative to the recent State election
in Tennessee, are that Johnson, the Dcm
ocratic candidate for Governor; has :
majority of 22 1G, that five Whigs and
four Democrats are elected to Congress
thirteen Democrats and twelve Whigs to
the State Senate, and forty-four Whigs
and thirty-one Democrats to the House o
liepresentativcs. mis snows tnat our
Whig brethern have gallantly contested
a State which is generally close.
Pursuant to a call made by the friends of
Prohibition, the citizens of Jlohroc coun
ty assembled in convention, at the Court
House, in the Dorough of Stroudsburg,
on the 23d mst. and organized by ap
pointing the following officers:
R.S. STAPLES, President.
Dr. Samuel Stokes,
P. 15. Primrose,
Jesse Van Buskirk,
Charles Houser, j
Gen. Hobert Brown, ) Q .
n i j i oecret
The object of the meeting having been
stated, on motion the following gentlemen
were appointed a committee to draft res
olutions, for the action of the Convention,
viz: J. F. Boone, Robert BoyB, John Alal-
ven, F. J. Smith, Lsq. and Samuel Gu
lick. After a short absence they return
ed and reported the following preamble
and resolutions, which were unanimously
Whereas, Xo subject that now engrosses
the minds of men, presents more interest
and calls for more speedy and united ac
tion, on the part of every good moral cit
izen, and every philanthropist and lover
of his country, than does the present
Temperance movement now being made
tbrousout the Commonwealth, to correct
the evils of the trafic of alcoholic liquors
as a beverage, by scccuring the only an
tidote, positive Prohibition; and
Whereas, The friends of Temperance
have rested their .hopes, for the success of
this enterprise, upon the philanthropy and
moral purity of our Legislature, heretofore
occupying that high and responsible posi
tion; through the influence and power of
party politics, and
Whereas, The efforts of Temperance
men, by petition, up to this period, have
been in a great measure disregarded, and
thus the wishes of three hundred thous
and citizes of this Commonwealth have
been set at naught and despised, and their
petitions treated with scorn, and contempt,
and as hope no longer sits upon the circle
of political power, we are driven to the
necessity of an independent organization,
to the accomplishment ot our much loved
object (Prohibition), believing that the
people are the sovereigns oi tins iree re
Resoved, That we pledge ourselves to
use all honorable means to secure the pas
sage of a law prohibiting the sale of alco
holic liquors as a beverage, within the
bounds of this Commonwealth.
Resolved, That we regard the liquor
traffic as the fruitful source of the major
part of tho evils which now afiiicfc our
otherwise happy people.
Resolved, That we regard the licensen-
in of such a traffic, and thereby legaliz-
it. one of the greatest curses that now
rest upon us, and that positive Prohibi
tion is the only star of hope, Jcft to our
rum cursed state.
Resolved, Tbotto secure that much de
sired object, we deem it necessary to be
represented in our Legislature by men,
who are pledged, and will labor and vote
for the passage of a law prohibiting the
sale of all intoxicatingliquors as a bever
age within the State, and so guarding that
law, with penalties, as to make it efficient.
Resolved, That we pledge ourselves to
support no man or men, for members of
the Senate or 'House of Representatives,
who are not well known as friends of Pro
hibition, or who will not pledge their in
fluence and votes to secure the passage of
such a law, no matter what may have
been our party alliances heretofore, or
their position as politicians.
Resolved, That we will support no man
or men for any office, who will favor their
election by treating to alcoholic liquors
during the campaign.
Resolved, That we will persevere in our
efforts with all the energy and resolute
ness of our saturc, from . this time hence
forward, until such legislation shall have
been obtained as will redeem this Com
monwealth from the curse of the liquor
Resolved, That we adopt and fully en
dorse the platform of the State Central
Committee, " Prohibition, nothing more,
Resolved, That we affectionately ask,
and recommend our political brethern,
carefully to consider this important sub
ject, at their County Convention, and nom
mate such men as described in resolution
5. To such wo will pledge a warm ami
Resolved, That the friends of Prohibi
tion arc requested to meet in their respec
tive townships, throughout the County, on
the 3d day of September, and appoint
delegates to meet in Convention at this
place, on tho lOtli day of September to
complete our organization for this county,
by nominating suitable men to represent
us in the next Legislature
Resolved, That a Vigilant Committee
bo appointed, consisting of three, from
each township, whose duty it shall be to
appoint public meetings, procure speak
ers and advance the General cause of
Resolved, That we earnestly desire a
representation from Pike county, to at
tend the Convention and participate in
Tho Convention then appointed the
following named commmittces:
Middle Smithfield John Englc, Fred.
j3'lenberger, John r. Coolbauuh.
Smithfield Findley Bush, Joseph "V
Wilson, Samuel Gulick.
Stroud Gen. llobert Brown, Joseph
Kerr, and John Malvcn.
btroudsDurg iu. ill. xsurnett, Jbsq
John Durlmg, and John L. Staples
Price George Ink, Jacob Besecker,
and Benjamin Pitt
Paradise John Storm, Oliver D.
Smith, and Tobias Setzer.
Coolbaugh Samuel Case, TYni.. Miller,
and Philip Gearhart, Jr.
Chesnuthill John Setzer, Win. Kel
ler, and Abraham Mengle.
Boss Win. Young, Joseph Altemus.
and Joseph Slutter.
Jackson Johu Bcllis, Barnet Kresge,
and Joseph Biukcr.
Hamilton John Bosserd, Charles S
Dietrich, and Jesse Van Buskirk.
Pocono Jacob Edinser, Charles Kist-
ler, and John Sebriug.
Tobyhanna Washington Winters,
Philip Hoffman, Esq., and Samuel Esch-
On motion, Gen. Kobert Brown, was!
The convention was then entertained by
able and eloquent addresses, delivered by
the Rev. Thomas Ritchie, and Rev. B
Johnson. It was then unanimously
resolved, that the proceeding of this Con
vention be published in the County papers
of Monroe and Pike, and the Mirror of
The Delegates from the different to.wn
ship?, are requested to meet at tho Court
House, in the Borough ot btroudsburg, on
tne iutn oi aeptcniuer next,. at s o ciock
m the afternoon.
un motion me meeting aajourncu.
C. R. ANDRE,
Soi;tH;imIj;s:c Young JL;uIy.
In Cincinnati a young lady, Miss Julia
vniTht. while in a state orsomnanihnlisni.
Knight, while in a state of somnambulism,
one night last week, left her slcepmg-a
partment, and donned the coat, vest and
pants of her brother. This done, she
proceeded to a closet in an adjoining
room, and tooic irom there a razor and
strop. Returning to her own room, im
mediately opposite her brother s, she sea-
ed herself and commenced sharpening
the razor in a womanlike manner. The
noise produced by this operation awaken
ed her brother, who, on rising and inquir
ing the cause, was told by her that she was
about to shave, and she wished he would
retire and not alarm the family by mak-
ng so much ado about nothing. Suspect
ing her condition, says the Nbnparicl, he
cautiously told her that if she would
band it to him he would assist m shar-
enin'j it. At this she readily relinquish
ed the danserous wcanon: her brother
by ircntle means, to awaken her. This
he at last accomplished, but such was the
surprise of the lady, on discovering her
situation. that she immediately fainted,
but was restored by the usual appliances,
appointed delegate to the Worlds lemper- b tho men on tbe
ance Convention, to be held in the city of rr Crawford
-New lore, on me utn cepi.emoer next.
JlccUn? off ilto Grand JLr.dsc of time of the "strike," there had been mon
Ihe United Stales I. O. of O. F. ey due some of the hands for three, six,
The Grand Lodge of the U. States will nine, twelve, and some even fifteen months.
meet for the firsi time in Philadelphia,oh
Monday tue oth or September, at samp-
son-St. Hall, which room has been en-
gaed by the Grand Officers of Pcnnsyl-
vauia for that numose. We learn from
the Register that the Grand Lodge and of these claims were in the hands of mer
thc Grand Encampment of Pennsylvania, itorious men, who have served the State
with the subordinate lodges and encamp- faithfully, by night and by day, and it is
ments, under their jurisdiction, have de- a humilating admission that a great State
cided to give the highest branch of the like Pennsylvania should permit her lion
order iu the Union a suitable reception, est creditors to sacrifice a portion of their
which is to consist of a ball in honor of
the Grand Lodge of the U. S. to take
place in both saloons of the Chinese
Museum, on Tuesday the 6th of Septeni-
ber. Extensive preparations arc being
made to insure a brilliant affair, and the
effort3 of the managers will doubtless be
crowned with success. The membeas of
the order will apppcar in full refialia on
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The Portage Railroad Investiga
tion THE CHARGES SUSTAINED!
The Canal Commissioners have conclu
ded their investigations into the causes
of the strike on the Pflrtagc Road, and
made public a reportripon the subject.
We have not space for tho .report, but the
result is, they admit that all the material
charges brought against the State officers
have been sustained. The only palliation
they have to oiler is, that they had no i
dca such thi?igs were done!
The committee on behalf of the opera
tives made the following charges to the
Mountain House, July 8th, 1853.
W. T. Morrison, Esq.,
President Board Canal Commissioners!
Sir : In reply to yours of this date,
we make the following charges, and sus
tain them in the following manner :
Our first charge as set forth in the ad
dress of the operatives of the Allegheny
Portago KviovAi That many Sf us
have been in the employ of the Common
wealth for months, without receiving any
pay. This charge we will prove by the
following persons: By Daniel Drophy,
we will prove thut at the time of the strike
there was between fifteen and sixteen
months wages due him, and that every
time that he knew there was money pay
ing by the superintendent he tried to get
It, UUIUIU LIUl CWtCUUi JUllll II J11U1J1I
Shiels, do eleven months; Ilarkins Ott.,
hntwen eiohfc nnd nine months: Terrenee
T.Tudson do betwccn tcn anj eieven
months: William Kerns had fourteen
months due him. Wo can give any num
ber of names, if necessary for similar pe
riods. The second charge is. That hands
have been compelled to sell their time at
We will prove by Bichard Trotter, en
gineer at tho head of plane of No. 4; That
he had to sell three months of 'his time at
a discount of ten per cent., at a broker's
office in Hollidaysburg, after the passage
of the appropriation bill. That Henry
Downy and O. II. Kelly sold at the same
place, at the same rate. That Daniel M'
Manamy sold six months time, amount
ing to $'M2, and had to pay ten per cent,
discount; part of this time sold to A. M.
& 11. Whito, and the rest to Bell, John
ston, Jack & Co. Those persons arc now
present, and any amount of names can be
had of persons who were compelled to
sell. But these we consider sufficient.
The third charge is : That the check
rolls sold to the brokers, &c, first find
their way into the treasury. That M. M.
Adams, a member of this committee,
found audited in the Auditor General's
books, a bill of his, which from the time
he sold, to the dato of its auditing, did
not exceed two months. That it was for
mounted to over eleven hundr
That he sold the bill to Bell
Jack & Co., and paid ten
The fourth charge is
800,000 of bills a,nd
found their way into
had not passed thra
dent s hands. Ih
By a statement of
ting clerk, to two of this coniiS
That immediately after the passage
appropriation bill, one of the clerks of the
Treasury office carried m two bundles o
check rolls and bills amounting to be
tweeen 875,000 and $80,000 which were
receipted to F. B. West., Esq., late Su
perintendent Allegheny Portage railroad
He said that some of them wece audited
nnf ihr bnljiiino wprn snnf. brink to the
Superintendent's office in Hollidaysburg
th , d t be rccciDlea to Gen. Ross
Iic ,sii ,i;,irt,i rpi,
WGre Sftnt back and nronerlv made out
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and al audited, with the excention ot a
few bills. The next charge is: T hat men
have been discharged without being paid
and were compelled to call several times
for tbcJr This is gnch a common
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occurrence on tne road, as renders it ai
most useless to say anything about it, as
every man who knows anything about the
road, knows this is the manner of doinj:
business on it. It has been asserted that
the officers of the road know nothing of
the strike. This is not true, as one of
this committee, Cornelius Collins, had a
conversatien with Jesse R. Crawford, two
or three weeks previous to the strike, and
told him that the strike would come off.
Crawford said that the men on the road
had not nerve enouch to strike. These
arc all that I have been appointed to an
swer. borne oi tue otner mourners oi
r f ii 1 t P
this committee have some charges to make
which will form a separate communica
tion. Truly yours.
THOS. COLLINS, Chairman, &c.
These ctiarges arc admitted by. the
Board to have been all substantially
proved. In reference to them, the Canal
"Without attempting to review the tes-
timony which was taken by the Board, in
detail, it may be remarked generally, that
"The effect of this was that many of
them were oDiigea to sen tueir cjaims at
a discount ot ten per cent. '1 he Board
cannot too strongly condemn a policy
which would lead to such a result. Most
claims in such a manner; and the Board
earncstly hope that there may never boa
recurrence et this kind irom any cause
or combination of causes, whatever
This brings us to the inquiry, "How
was this state of things brought about?"
In answer, it may be stated, in the place,
that the appropriation for repairs and mo-
tive power expenses, on the Portage road,
HOi ieu uu, yuij iui, uuiuiyue ku-
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tual amount expended. By reference to
tho late report of the Canal Commission
ers, it will 'be seen that the expenditures
exceeded the appropriation the sum of
one hundred and forty-three thousand
nine hundred and seventy-six dollars.
In other words, there was, at the end of
tfic fiscal year, 1st of December, 1852, an
actual reported debt of the above amount. C0WardI? as a cat' a8 glulto-no3 09 J2ne
A portion of this debt was caused by the Ashman, and as drunken as a pole!
road being kept open day and night, du-
ing the winter,or J 851-52. A double
set of hands tho whole time was indispen-
sible, yet the measure seemed to be de
manded, as well by public sentiment, as
a due regard to the accommodation of the
travel and trade. To this enormous de
ficit, it is apprehended, may be added a
large sum which had not been reported
by tho late Superintendent at all. Should
the apprehensions of tho Board, in this re
spect, be realized, they cannot conjure how
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it uappenea. luc most cnaritaoic way
that it can be accounted for, is to say that
it was the result of inexcusable negligence.
Should any officer hereafter be guilty of
similar conduct, and it be discovered
while he is within the readli of the Board,
he will be made a public example of at
Another charge brought by the same
parties against the officers on the Portage
Boad, was as follows :
Summit, July 8th, 1853,
Wm. T. Morrison, Esq.
President Board Canal Commissioners'.
Sir: We make the following charges
against Maj. V. Phelps, and will give the
names of witnesses to prove the charges:
'J hat at the time Maj. Jf helps -was ac-
ting as Assistant superintendent or tue
oia rortage ltaiiroau, ue was partner in
a contract to turnisn cross-ties lor the new
road. That cross-tics which were taken
up tor the old road, and charged to the
old roao, were seen py tne man "flo
took them on tho new road. That the
hands from repairs, and other men in the
employ of the Commonwealth, were en
siagcd in loading and unloading those
ties, and the time while they were so en
caned was charged to the Common
The names of the persons by whom we
expect to prove these things, are Bob
ert P. Linton, Jesse Paterson, James
Shannon, and Wm. Ilaincy.
Very truly, Yours,
HEN11Y L. DOWNEY,
. DANIEL M'MANAMY
the Canal. Board admit,
MC n ntnr. '
Death oi Col. Bliss.
We announced in our last the death of
Col. Bliss. The national Intelligencer
thus appropriately notices the deceased:
This gallant officer was one of the most
uished m our service, as well for
as his military qualities.-
an war he was the Ad
en. Taylor, serving in
he northern line of op-
was proved, and also that the foreman of ""8 ""P"-"" "g s"
lL. aL-L- u: i i. T.ui 1 he interest unon the above sum is lo.-j
his indomitable energy pations tor a series ot diseases, suchassahva-
fcy'l.: 1 .:!. 1 ..fir i p-
and, most of all,
ramc despatches, idcntiivins.
the fame of his illustrious
. Since the peace he has been
both in and out of the army,
of the most valuable and able offi-
the service. Soon after the close
ot the war ho married Miss Betty Taylor,
the daughter of the illustrious General;
thus crowning his military career with
the most signal evidence of the confidence
and affection of his commander, who also
constituted him his private secretary
when elected to the Presidency, which he
tilled for so brief a period.
Col. Bliss, at the time of his death, was
attached to the staff of Maj. Gen. Twiggs,
and was at his head quarters at East
Pascagoula when attacked with the bilious
fever, of which he died. This sad news
will bo received with profound regret in
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an uaiu vi tuu uuuun v, huivu . m pu-
honor his memorv.
A report has recently been received
from Indcpendeence, Mo., that a great
battle had occurred on the Western
nains uetween tne oioux trine, aiocd oy
tne uncyennes in a i o uuu strong and
. 1 itt .ill ri r n . t I
n n1 "I-)yI f r ttt Of Amino mimlininv r T-v a 1 I- I
000. The fight lasted all day, the killed
on both sides being from 500 to 600. It
took place within fifty miles of Fort
Kearney, and the Sioux party were de
A person just from Fort Laramie, says
that the above account is greatly exag-
fnrnf.ad. but. nm'nrfl.nlflsa rrrnt-. rlnmnn-
strations had been mado. and had not the
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Pottowatomies interfered, the Paronies
would probably have been whipped. He
states the number at nrobablv hundreds,
nstead ot thousands, and the estimate ot
-li lrilln1 1 1 lr rtvi ci ...-1-. A.n mvaiii. nil I
Iini :.. Pnnn4ii
utaivxwi in vuuuttuuu,
The Norwich (Conn) Courier says that
a farmer of the neighboring town of Frank-
hn had a four acre lot of silver lake pota-
toes, which, upon a trial ten or twelve
days ago, proved to be ot hne size and ex-
cellent quality, lie conndently calcuia-
V - r. ll
ted upon the crop bringing iuu m the
.i r n .1 I
maruet. Jut going into tue nciu a wceK
after to .dig some of these potatoes, he
ound that nearly every potato was al-
reauy destroyed, ne did not consiuer
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iuu ueiu nuim uiygmg uvi. o-uc yiu-
tracted wet weather is supposed to be ye-
ry injurious to this crop.
Cars Stopped by Grasshoppers.
One -day last week the cars on the Wa
ter town railroad were stopped between
that place and Capo Vincent, by the mul-
itudo or crasshonpers upon the tracic.
The rails were so thickly covered with
them and the car wheel smashed them
up so beautifully, between a hop and a
ump, that it bad the effect ot grease on
the rails, making the wheels revolve
swiftly, while the train remained station-
ary;- . --
jBgy-Salmon arc caught in great num
bers in the Sacramento rivihy California.
There is now exhibiting, at Madrid, Spain,
a giant who was born near Lachai, in the
district of Grenada, and who is nine feet high.
He is only twenty-three years of age, and as
A gentleman in New Haven, has caught
in his garden since the 10th day of June,
with twenty-four wide mouth bottles partly
filled with molasses and vinegar, three bush
els of flies, bugs, millers, &c. The bottles
were hung on his garden fence. During the
first seven days, the amount of flies,- &c,
caught, was forty-two solid quarts. Tribune.
OpThe blood of forty-two men contains a
sufficient amount of iron to form a plowshare
weighing twenty-four pounds.
Fearful Death. About four weeks
since, a Mr. Bcyington, of Oberlin, 0.r
was killed bv a stallion. The horse was
acized with a .fit of raadness callght tho
man in his mouth, and threw him into the
air. When he struck (he ground, tho
horse jumped upon him with his fore feetf,
seized him by the head, and broke his
neck short off, severing the jugular vein
with his teeth.
'Fast" Couple. We find the fol
lowing marriage notice in the Rochester
Daly Advertiser. If the happy couplo
don't "make good time," it won't be the
faujt 0f their names :
Married. At Saratoga Springs, on
the 28th ult., by Rev. A. Carter, C. II.
Trotter to Miss Eliza A. Gallop, of
Our Indebtedness Abroad.
A writer in the New York Times, es
timates the indebtedness of this country
to Europe, to have been about one hun
dred and forty millions in 1843. Tho
same writer puts down the indebtedness
at the present time, at not less than thred
hundred and eleven millions. Several
contemporaries, who devote themselves
particularly to financial matters, and who
should therefore, be good authorities on
the subject, have pronounced the calcula
tion a correct one.
The above statement is no doubt near
ly accurate; and the debt is daily increa-
I i iA: r c : j
060,000 which must be paid annually in
1C "lust "0 in ine sonu stun ; ior wuicu
ine Prcscnt Iree iraQe P01! continues,
our imports must necessarily exceed our
itrPOISONlNG.J3) . .
Thousands of Parents who U3e Vermifuge
composed of Castor Oil, Calomel, &c, arc
not aware, that while they appear to benefit
the patient, they are actually laying the foun-
nun, lusa 01 iyij wt-UKiiess, oi iimus, ix.c.
In another column will be found the adver
tisement of Hobensack's Medicines, to which
we ask the attention of all directly interested
in their own as well as tneir Uliildren t?
health. In Liver Complaints and all disordes-
arisingfrom those of a bilious type.should make
use of the only genuine medicine, Hobensack's
$0?'"Be not deceived," but ask for Hohen-
sacks' Worm Syrup and Liver Pills, and ob
serve that each has the signature of the Pro
prietor, J. N H OBENS ACK, "as none else-
In Stroudsbnrg, on the 21st inst. by M.
M. Burnett, Esq., Mr. Wilkinson Price and
xMiss Mary E. Witsel, both of Price town
On the 20th inst. by tho Rev. John L.
Staples, Mr. Thomas Arnold and Miss.
J " " j , "-v."
.m-,L . Mnnrno HAiinfir
I A J. dl .. .T TT -Sr.T-k.l-l i
jxt, oiateiora, upper iut. isatnei, Au.
21st, by Rev. T. W. Stmpers, Mr. John
b. imams, of Monroe County, Pir? and
Mrs. Mary Harris, of Warren Co. N. J. '
Abram Ponnnr. Jr. Esn. INfr. .Tnf.nTi lInr
1 1 -w-w
rig and Miss Rebecca Starrenger, both of
In Stroud Township, on Monday 15th inst.
Mr. Solomon Heller, aged G2 years, 0 months
and 7 days.
A Camp Meeting- will be held at Lnko-
r. r- . ,
aupnniing, near oayiorsburg, common
c'nft 00 moma lue 0111 Ua' 01 facPtcmbcl
au 05 iar:i
1 1 I 1 1 i Hi is iK-vohir rri von m n 1 1 firrnrnoa
aim otuer persons imeresieu
I .1 -ii
estates oftheresnective decedents and mi
nortf, that the administration accounts of"
the followin? estates have been filed in
the office of tho Register of Monroe coun-
ty. and will be presented for confirmation
and allowance to the Orphans' Court to
be held at Stroudsbunr. in and for the a-
foresaid county, on Tuesday, the 2Gth
jay ot September, next at 10 o'clock.
The final account of Joscnh Frablc.
aaimmstrator of tho Estate of John Roth,.
. .. '
Jaie 0I jijiarcti townsuip, deceased,
'fhe fjnai account of Dawalt Fisher ad
ministrator of the estate of Michael:
Hawk, late of Chesnuthill township, dc
The first account of Charles S. Frantz,
administrator of tho estate of Christian
Singer, Jr. late of Jackson township, dc-v
The account of Charles Drake, Execiu
tor of the l$t will and testament 'of "
Joseph Drake, late of Stroud township :
SAMUEXfeREES, jr., Register,.
Register's office Stroudsburg,
Auir. 25. 185.
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