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Thursday, December 81853.
The first meeting of the XXXIIId
v Congress, took place at "Washington, on
Monday la.t, ami effected an organiza
tion by electing Linn Boyd, Democrat,
Speaker, and John W. Forney, Clerk.
The "National Intelligence?' says-that
the President's Message is no.fc expected
to be delivered before the 6th. It adds
that Congress opens under favorable aus
pices, with prosperity at home and peace
abroad. It considers the most important
subject before them to be the regulation
t of the lines of communication between
the Atlantic and Pacific.
Methodist Church Controversy
New York, Dec. 2. The settlement
of the Methodist Church controversy is
officially annouueed, but the terms will
not be made public until the withdrawal
of the suits by consent of the courts at
Jaw. It is uuderstood'that an equal di
vision between the Northern and South
ern sections has been agreed to.
Tiit! Kavajcs of she Yellow
Bermuda, usually one of the healthiest
places in the world, has suffered terribly
from the ravages of the yellow fever. A
Jate letter from there states that out of
four hundred troops taken sick two hun
dred had died. Thirteen officers had
also perished, and one hundred and
twenty-three convicts. The convicts were
.still dying at the rate of six or eight
Sentenced for Ninety-nine Years.
The case of the State vs. John Flan
aierj', alias John Davis and Anthony
Flzumery, alias Anthony Davis, was de
termined in the Criminal Court at St.
Louis on the 19th ult. They were
indicted for stabbing and killing a man
in a drunken row on the night of the 17th
July last. John Flannery, the eldest of
sthe brothers, was declared guilty of mur
3cr in the second degree, and was sen-1
-tenced to ninety-nine years imprisonment
iin the State penitentiary. The other
defendant was acquitted.
Pennsylvania Small-Note Law.
Pittsburgh, Deo. 2. Yesterday,
.seventy suits under the Small-Note law,
-aga:n?t the Pennsylvania Railroad Comp-
any, six against the Citizens' Deposit
Company. fourteen against the Allegheny
-bavins buna, sixty-two against the Ohio
anu fenn5Vlvania Railroad (Jomnanr.
and thirteen against the Cleveland and
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Pittsbnrsh Rail road Comnanv. were
brought by Absalom Morris, late dry-
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-good.s merchant of this city, and tosandbarrelsoffloiir, for which they take
others one a citizen of Ohio. The sup-
posea o!iect is to obtain half of the pen-
,uy, wuicn win amount to a large sum.
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Thf Wilt of J3'i!:tr ASIterton.
Bostox, Dec. 3. Hon. 0. Gr. Atherton.
recently deceased, has left eight thousand
uouars vo xresiaent nerce, ana the bulk
of his property, upwards of S150,000 to
bis wife and cousins
Fricktfnl Scene in Cnut Room.
Charleston, Dec. 8. George W.
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v.. u wapusi, .jireauner, was con-
victad at lisaufort, G., on a ehanre of
seriouslv wron.nnfr Mr. f! TT T.,c0;a,. -
T.n. Bfv- , i-
Carawan, sued him for slander. Soon
aiter, Jv issiter was found shot dpnrl?n
the woods. Ths testimony adduced on
the trial was verv cnn.h.U.
uarawan, and he was convicted. As
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aoun as uie jury uaa returned their ver-
aict, uarawau tired a pistol at Mr. War-
. . I
ren, the Prosecuting Attorney sli-htlv
wounhim. m t!, iJr
deitd in the Court Room.
lhe most in-
tenc eseittfment prevailed during the
'The "Fanklin RcnodtoruaJ I7Vr "
lished at Cfaombenburg, Pa., by Co'l.
o ' "J v,ux"
A. K. McKIure. will enter its Kixf.ir.fircf L
jear on the first of January, next, at
wincu nuie it will appear irreatlv lmnrov-
-ed, and enlarged to a mammoth sheet of
forty-eight columns. It will then be the
...6,WttUHJf jraper m the fitate. and
cu -unity Hitu wnicn its columns have
nU.lii.. .XI. I t . .
uereioiore Deen characterised, under the
1 At P t I
Jiiditonal control of the Col., affords abun-
uant evidence that fc w nimr n
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5n the frntrunk of the first Weekly jour-
: xY it ' Juur
J j . iJtiiu
,wo u mc uuion.
a-Qn Thursday and Friday last 16 -
fl.A,iofl,,A , iriaayiastiD.-
000 -or 18.000
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L 7u,tgf TeS sla,ughtcred at
Game in the Arctic Regions
Among the interesting features of the
voyage of the Investigator into the Arctic
regions is the quantity and description of
game found by the daring explorers. The
crew of the Investigator killed from the
1st of October, 1850, to the 8th of April,
1853, the following mostly during the
spring of the present year: 7 musk oxen-,
HOdcer, 109 hare, 486 grouse, 198 ducks,
29 geese, 2 wolves, and 4 bears; total 1,-
065. The musk oxen averaged 287 lbs
each, and the deer 70 lbs. The deer were
found to be very wild, and the gunner
had to exercise great caution to obtain
shot. The .mode they adopted was the
"They secreted themselves in various
parts of the ravines, or behind the sand
hills, and listened with breathless silence
until they heard the deer tap the snow off
the willow with their feet m order te ea
the herbage. When the air was frostv
and the weather calm this tapping could
oe neara at a distance ot about two bun
dred yards, and, by listening and obser
ving minutely, the gunner easily detected
tbo position in which his prey was loca
ted. As soon as this was correctly ascer
tained, a person was sent a considerable
distance round the deer, and a slight noise
having been made at their back they im
mediately ran off, probably past the cun
ner. It was in such instances where the
chances of 'a kill' occurred. One hun
dred and ten deer were thus killed: and
as they will run long distances after re
ceiving wounds, it is fair to suppose that
many more would have been secured
the crew had been accompanied with
brace or more of deer hounds."
The musk ox was found to bo a very fe
rocious animal, and great danger neces
sanly attended an attack. In a country
of fine green valleys, extensive plains
lakes, and woods, and where kindred
game is found, there is a certainty of find
ing wild fowl of every description. I
Sir John Franklin has ever reached this
distant part of the globe, great hopes may
reasonably be entertained of his safty, as
it is not very probable that mankind
could ever want in so rich a land, evident
ly possessing every thing that nature ean
Lackawanna Iron and Coal Co.
We learn from the Scranton Herald
that this Company has recently been en
larging the capacity of their Furnaces
and fitting np a tremendous engine, which
io luicuueu tu iurmsn tne motive power
for the entire number.
its fixture?, is said to be the largest in the
country, and is a fine specimen ofbeauti
ftd and skilful workmanship. The build
InS which has been erected to contain this
monster, is an elegant brick structure, of
fine proportions, and makes a splendid
FlOUr Trade of Rochester.
It may be of interest to those abroad
says the Rochester Union, who have nev-
er visited the flour mills of this city, to
know something of the extent of their op
erations at this spnson nf thn ir
. - V..W JUl
There are ninety-two runs of stone in mo
tion here, all entraed in mmvhnnf. rrr'mA
i o o C
ing. They manufacture daily seven thou-
10 t,llJ-one thousand bushels of wheat, the
L,,, jv m i xi l"'&"t0'"0
' w kv.. iuv oiuoa auu
operate these mills, over-twelve himdred
thousaud dollars are drawn from the banks
Publication ,of the State Laws.
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reform in the present mode of promulza
i u nave urgea airam ana aerain some
uug lue -Laws dui logyism seems to resist
ever arnpt at progress. We are glad
to fi,nd tif Pittsburg Union speaking out
on tne Eumectana tamngthe opportunitv
fore thu Leftlare m.eets d while
f lip incmhprs niooh In vn ii m n 4-n -rnfnL
Pon their coming- duties, as a fit tim "
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arouse ineir atienijon 10 me necessity ot
tnc publication ot the Jaws in every coun
fcJ of the State. The Union callunon its
hrnflirnn rF r-nr-r. f " -i ,i
u,"u"'u lut Atr aBai&cance in tne
m. aD sas as IgnoraQce of the law
WIli CSCUSC no One. Olir (rnvAmmonf.
place it in the power of every citizen to
Know the Jaws he is exDected to nW Tn
country of the advancment and intelli
wuw Vl u"' wouia oe thought mon
S irfHls fn inWnxr- fha . ,.rl r il.. i i
Roman mlw. vlinl, uu.
; "v i mo niuiicuiu
small letters and huns up on hisrh col-
UIim5 so inac tuc people could not read
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; anti St,U evcrJ violation of them
"y punished. It is well known
that nearlv the whole session i t.nlr..n
J vw vmwu UU
with local legislation; laws binding in nar-
ticular localities are passed, and scarce a
dozen. interested knew the fact until th
law is violated and an ?nnnfenf.
.... . 7 Fuu
lsbed. This is unjust and despotic. The
people should know the laws thev are re
IT i l cffecfc this tbe
should be ntihlmhed in fho nn.cmo0 c
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mv,u wuuiv, iu uo sure ic would cost
something, but it would be vastlv hnnnfi.
Clal - as it is the laws arc published in
Pa5U?u.let for'n ffcer tQeJ have gone into
T "i'!! "e
vo ce of the nress on this imrnf 0k
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Meet. mil. Sun.
Violation of tlie Small Note Law,
cour"fjn bUlVi "avo ueen commenced a
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B"? tbear!"e;3 P0.31 ? of
Pittsburg, for allcdged violations of the
L!mn . m , - j i
j'uaii uuiv law. x uc miviix uuu uirumors
5' &C-US!-d f HJ
denominations of S5 at the cout
VI V" U U IUC 1UUUlUli AJ1C
Pena for infringement of the law in the
caseofBaksis very heavy, being $500
for every note so issued,
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e Murderer of MaJiala Wisins-rrffis
The bloody (ragedy for which Quin
now lies in the jail of this county, occur
red in June lastVon a canal boat at Nan
ticoke Dam. Mahala Wiggins, the un
fortunate victim of this murderer, was
an abandoned character, and we believe
had passed as the wife of Quin on the
boat, on which he was a hand. For some
cause, which will undoubtedly be made
masifest on the day of trial, Quin split
her head opeu with a hand-axe, and fled
this part of the country, with little or no
effort made by any one, to secure him.
The Commissioners of this County offered
a reward of oue hundred dollars for his
delivery to the County Jail, and soon
learned, that a man answering his de
scription had been arrested and confined
in the jail of Lancaster County, on charge
of this murder. An investigation proved
the paisoner not Quin, and somo five
weeks since a letter was received at the
Commissioner's Office from the Marshall
of Toledo City, Ohio, stating that rumor
had fixed upon a man then stopping
there some crime, and for whom a re
ward from this County had beon offered.
The Marshall was replied to by an ex
planatory leter and hand-bill, and noth
ing further was heard of it until Monday
evening, when the identical James Quin
arrived in the place, by the Scranton
Mail Stage, in company with G-. M.
Cobleigh, Deputy Marshall of Toledo,
and took lodgings at the jail parting at
the entrance with Mr. Cobleigh. Yes
terday morning the prisoner was visited
in his cell by the Commissioners and
Clerk, and acknowledged himself the
James Quin, and was beside identified
by several acquaintances; when the re
wardof his apprehension was promptly
paid to J;hc Deputy Marshall.
Considerable credit is due Mr. Cob
leigh, for his good management in this
case. He is one of your shrewd, deter
mined, athletic men, whose very appear
ance indicates his adaption to rogue
catachinsr, and from the number he has
secured on that great thoroughfare thro'
the city of Toledo, we judge his appear
ance does .him no injustice. His eye
had been upon Quin, who passed by an
other name there, for several weeks, and
when satisfied of his identity, suddenly
accosted . him with How are you,
Quin I" " How are you
It "T T
1 nil Bln
James Quin?" "les!"
" I want you,
then," and arrested him. Wo forbear
any opinion concerning the char
actcr of the prisoner's guilt, and shall a
wait his trial. The services of Harrison
"Wright, Esq., has been enlaced for the
Uommonwealth. Wilkes-Bar re Union.
Rcsigntion of Hon. J. 51, Porter.
On Inday evening last, Hon. James
M. Porter, resigned his seat in our Bor
ough Council, of which body he has been
a member as well as its Prenidont, for an
uninterrupted term of nearly cigld years
During his membership of this body, and
through his personal exertions, many o
the tine improvements, which our citizen
are proud to boast of, were made, and we
venture the assertion, without fear of con
tradiction, that a more public spirited
self-denial, energetic, persevering usefu
man as he, has not sat in that Board since
our existence as a Borough. His election
as Judge of the 22d District compelled
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mm to tanetms step. Yve know that ev
cry good citizen of the town will join u
in our expressions of regret consequen
upon his withdrawel from this body.
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The Criminal Court of Dauphin countv
was'engaged during a part of last week
in the trial ofCourtland C. Johnson, for
the murder Ot his Wife, nt, Pnrfsmnnfh
Dauphin county, on the night of the 2d
of August last. The Commonwealth was
represented in this case by David Flem
mg, District Attorney, and by A. J. Herr
and F. C. Carson, who were associated
'it . -
wiiu aim in me case, and the prisoner
was detended by John C- Kunkel. John
Berryhill and Thomas Jordan. The
proof of the killing of the woman was
well made out, but the evidence showed
that it was done in a fit of anger, brought
on Dy jealously; at the same period. John-
ton naving snot and mortally wounded a
person who was in company with his wife
ac uie time. Alter a laborious invest f?a
tion of the evedencc, and able arguments
on ootn sides, the case was submitted to
1.1.1 .. . o.
he jury on Saturday night, at eleven o
clock. The jury remained out until nine
o clock on luesday morning, when thev
brought in a verdict of guilty of murder
m the second degree.
Anointing with Oil.
Jrrotessor Simpson, of Edinbunr. has
been the means of bringing to light a cu
rious corroboration ot the sanitary value
of the ancient practice of anointing with
oil. It appears that the learned profes
sor, when recently visiting the manufac
turing town of Galashiels, was casuallv
informed that the workers in the wool-
mill in that place were exempt from the
attacks of consumption and scrofula. On
inquiring of the medical men in the
ity the truth of the statement was confirm.
ed, and it was then deemed expedient to
pursue investigations on a broader scale.
Communications were accordingly sent to
physicians residing in Dunfermline, Alloa,
Tillicoultry, Inverness, and other districts
where the wool-roiljs are in operatiomand
in the caso of all It was ascertained that
similar immunity was enjoyed from the fa
tal diseases mentioned. It furthur appears
that in some of the localities scarlatina had
been added to the list; and also that em
ployment in the mills not only preserved
health; but children of delicate constitu
tions were sent to the wool-workers for
the express purpose of acauirinfrstrencrM,
-a result iu almost every instance attain
ed. N. Y. Courier
&-Horace WhitefEsa.. of
N. Y., has given 15,000 to Jhe HobVt
tree yoliege, at treneva, ' J
ftledleyf Characters in. Congress.
Eirst and foremost in the list of those,
who will make their impress, is Old Bul
lion, who is not inaptly called the Roar
ing Lion of the West.
Next on the list is J oshua R. Giddings,
wlip will probably second Mr. Bullion in
most, if not all his movements.
Gerritt Smith, the eccentric head and
front of the extreme wing of the Aboli
tionists, will no doubt, also, side in the
main with Messrs. Benton and Giddings,
and startle the hot-blood of the South,
with his radical anti-slavery propositions.
John Wentworth, known as Long-John,
is another character, who, after an absence
of one term, returns from the Chicago
District, and will be likely to make as
much mischief as he can.
Caleb Lyon, an erratic Poet and Poli
tician, Philosopher and Statesman, who
comes from one of the New-York Districts,
as an Independent Democrat, and is one
of the great champious of the Land Re
formers, will also figure conspiciously.
Jose Manuel Gallegos, the Delegate
from New-Mexico, comes endorsed as a
good Locofoco, but he does not under
stand a word of English, and his speeches,
will therefore be Greek to most of the
Mike Walsh, of New-York city, ap
pears on the national stage, and that as
the very hardest of the Hard Shell De
mocracy of the Empire State. Of him
we need not speak.
The eccentric W. R. Smith, of Ala
bama, "who is Doctor, Lawyer, Preacher,
Professor, and we know not what else, is
another character returned to the next
Congress as a Hard Shell Democrat. He
it was who during the last Congress made
a move to have
Kossuth indicted for
Recovery of Stolen Money.
A few weeks since, as will be remem
bered, a bag containing 37,810 in bank
bills was mysteriously stolen from the
counter of the Bank of the State of New
York, just before the hour of closing.
Officer Keefe, of N. Y., on Saturday a
week, arrested a suspicious character
named Chauncey Johnson, who finally
admitted his guilt, and offered to bribe the-
oOiccr withSdOOO to allow him to escane.
On searching his bouse $33,000 of the
money was found wrapped in an old
flnnnnl 1. L mi . I 1
uuuuv-i smrt. j.ue two men who were
arrested in Toledo are supposed to have
been accomplices of Johnson s, and had
taken the 2000 west to circulate. The
balance of the money has probably been
gambled away by Johnson. The S5000
reward offered by the bank for the re
covery of the money will probably be a-
warded to the officer who made the im
A correspondent writes us a lengthy
communication trom this village, but we
have room tor only the following facts.-
"Kankakee County was organized in
April last. It was formed of the South
ern part of Will and the northern part
ot iroqnois Uounty, and takes its name
trom the nvor running through the cen
tcr of the county. It comprises an area
or miies square, ot as bcautitul agri
cultural scenery as is protected by the ae
gis of the American eagle. It numbers
about 7,000 inhabitants, and was first set
tied iu 1830. This part of the state is
comparativly new. Chicago being the
grand landing-point of emigration, and
the West being the charmed word that
nerved the arm and fired the imagination
of the early settlers with dreams of clys
ian fields, the tide of emigration has in
successive surges followed the setting sun,
until they reached the Desplains, Fox and
Rock Rivers leavinir. in manv instants
richer and more productive lands at the
south unexplored. Our principal villages
are Momence, Aroma, Kankakee City
and Bourbonaois Grove. The latter -is in
the western part of the county, and settled
mostly by French from Canada, who
seem to prefer the nest of the oairlc to the
lair of the lion. It is a thrivinrr fnwn n.
bout two miles from the railroad, and
contains about 500 inhabitants, whose va
riegated style of architecture gives a
tinge of romance to the surrounding coun
try. The town is built on the skirt of a
magnificient forest of about 2,000 acres.
extending along the river for five miles,
Kankakee City is a new fledged town on
the Illinois Central Railroad, oalled into
existence at the Hat ot the whistle, amid
a torest of oak, walnut and hickory. It is
the shire town of the county, and will make
an imposing appearance when the public
buildings are completed. One short vear
agu, luu boiuuue oi mis iorest was a sate
retreat for-the deer, and a home for the
wolf. Now, the sound of the
lamraer and the anvil is the music of
he town, strained up to concert nitch bv
the shrill wnstlo of the iron horse. The
railroad crosses the river at this place on
. t I ill k mi
i uuanjr bwuc unuge, naving also a car
riage track under tho rails, free for the
accomodation of the country. The sur
rounding country is remarkably beautiful
prsentmg many a splendid site for the
connoisseur in fancy farming. Aroma is
a small town on the Kankakee, four miles
east ot the county seat, and near the iunc-
uoii oi me lvantaKee and Iroquois Rivers,
and has one of the best water powers in
the State. A dam Ins been thrown nnrnsc
the river at this place, and a large flour
ug nun is m course fit erection."
Expensive Garment. Tho .Tnnmoi
ot Commerce states that a 7? nsslnn frnn.
wcuiau msiuing in mow lork. had oo
rmnn 1 ! XT -TT- O
uabion, not long since, to bring to this
country his overcoat, which was lined
with sable, agreeably to Russi an misf-.nm
and the duty assessed on it amounted tn
fciuu the garment havinrr boon
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praised at something like 3,000.
SenaUxr from New llanwshire.Jx.
Governor Jarred W. Williams has been
ppointed.by the Govornor of New Hamn-
shire, to supply tho vacanoy in the United
States bonato, occasioned bysthe death of
n.ou. vnaries ij-Atnerto.fy
Continental Money How Issued.
Soon after the organization of the Con
tinental army, the immediate necessity of
pecuniary means to the new Government
caused the issue of paper currency to a
large amount. Three distinct modes of
putting forth this kind of money were
proposed: first, that each Colony should
issue for itself the sum that might
be required of it by Congressj second,
that the Colonies as a body should issue
the full necessary sura, and each" Colony
be held bound to redeem its proportiona
ble part and, third that Congress should
issue the required amount, each Colony
be bound to discharge its proportion, and
the united Colonies to redeem all money
unredeemed by the default or inability,
of any particular Colony. The last mode
was adopted, as likely to secure more
ready eredit, and as affording the best
ultimate security. During the session of
1775, three millions of dollars were there
fore issued. This sum was appropriated a
mong the Colonies according to the sup
posed population, inclusive of negroes
and mulattoes; each Colony to pay its
proportion in four equal annual payments,
the first by the last of November, 1789,
and the fourth by the last November
1782. The several Colonial conventions
were to provide by taxes for a sinking
fund to meet their proportion of the bills.
The amount of the issue so moderately
begun exceeded all expectation, and at
the beginning of 1780 the enormous sum
of two hundred millions of dollars had
been issued, every dollar of which then
remained unredeemed. This preposter
ous issue, so far beyound the ability of
the United Colonies to redeem greater,
it was supposed than the value of the en
tire Colonial real estate was swelled to
a still larger amount by numerous well
executed forgeries industriously circulated
by malicious loyalists, and by the inde
pendant issues of the individual Colonics.
The credit of the Colonies was now at the
lowest possible point, and their paper,
which stood well up to an emission of
twenty millions, rapidly depreciated as
their inhabity to redeem the issue became
more apparent and the most ingenious fi
nanciering efforts of Congress proved pow
erless to stay the downward tendency.
in February, 1781, seven thousand five
hundred dollars in Continential money
witn difficulty commanded one hundred
specie dollars. At the time, five hundred
dollars in Continental money would have
just purchased for your grandfather "a
pair of shoe?." It was usual for trades
men in making out their bills to charge
the price in Continental money, and then
inuicate the price which would be accept
ed in specie. The lamentable dispropor
tion is well illustrated by the following
old bill, the original of which is still pre
Capt. A. M'Lane. Bot of W. JXicholls,
January 5, 1781.
1 pair boots. 600 00
b yds. calico, at 85 ds. 752 00
6 " chintz, at 150 ds. 900 0"0
4 " moreen at 100 ds. 450 00
4 handkerchiefs, at 100 ps. 400 00
8 yds. quality binding, at 4 d3. 32 00
1 skain of silk. 10 00
If paid m specie, 18 10. 3144 00
Government failed to redeem their paper
currency because ot sheor inability-
Congress tried every plan that human
ingenuity or financial skill could suggest,
but without achieving any practical ben
efit. When the Colonies assumed their
defiant attitudo towards the mother
country they had no money and no credit
except among the "rebels," and desperate
necessity, which overruled the ordinary
laws ot financial propriety and prudence,
literally drove them into the enormous
excesses which we have detailed. The
war was carried on without a treasury,
and this wa3 the most serious trouble
il.X Tt7"l 1 . 1 . . -v
luut u asmugion uau to encounter, uur
revolutionary history in this respect, is
unparaiied, when we consider the power
and ample wealth of Great Britain at the
same period. At this late period, the
continental money is in the hands of
parties who gave nothing for it hence
its redemption would not benefit the real
losers by its circulation.
The mortality at Sea appears to be on
the increase, and measures aro loudlv
called for, to ascertain the true cause and
remedy if possible. On Friday morning
two emigrant ships arrived at N. York,
trom Liverpool, the Hibcrma and the
Constellation; the former had 33 deaths
out of 380 passengers; the latter had 910
passengers, 100 of whom died during the
passage, and 20 sick were landed at the
Hospital. She was at sea but little over
a month, and the rate of mortality on
board was greater than that which pre
vailed in New Orleans during the late
JK5T"Sinco the above was in type, we
havo information of the arrival at New
York of two more emigrant ships the
George Hulbert and the New-World
each of which lost by death 75 passen
gers. One had on hoard when she left
Liverpool, G15 and tho other 745 passen
gers. A Cow for Three Thousaiul Dol
Col. Thorne, of Washington Hollow,
Dutchess County N. Y., lately imported a
valuable Durham Bull, and other stock,
by the steamer Herman, which were se
lected, without regard to cost, of the best
to be found in England. The Bull is sta
ted to have to have cost 5000. By
the Washington, on her last trip, ho re
ceived a cow, of tho samo strain as the
bull, for which we arc told ho paid 3000
besides expense of her passage. This is
probably the highest priced cow ever im
ported. She was accompanied by a-ttYo
months' old calr, which cost $750. Also
a lot of South Down sheep, of superior
quality. If they are better than those
imported by Mr. Morris, of Mt Fordham
they must be very extraordinary, but not
more so than the mania now nrovnilincr
for tho standard bf cattle in this country
by fresh .importations-. of .the best ever
prodnced-bv English' hrnpflprc
New fork JHarkets.
Nxw York, Dec. -3. Flour quiet.-
Sales of 20,000 bbls "at yesterday's quo
tations. Wheat steady. Sales of 15,
000 bushels at 1,73 for White Sothern,
Corn is active sales of 40,000 bushels
at 80a82 for mixed and yellow. -
Qat3 command 50a52 cents per bush?
Whiskey is lower with sales of 200
bbls at 28 cents per gallon.
The Plague Smitten Citt. New-'
Orleans, which has just recovered frora'
the Yellow Fevor Scourge i3 now afflic1
ted with an equally alarming pestilence.
The Asiatic Cholera in its most nialig-,
nant form made itp appearance in thac
city a few days ago, and at the last dates ;
was raging with unwonted fatality.
The U. S. Army. Gen. Scott has is-
sued a general order, assigning the com
mand of the Departments as newly or
ganized. Gen. Wood takes the Easierrf
Department; Gen. Twiggs, the Western
Gen. P. F. Smith, the Texan; Gen. Gar
land, the Mexican: and Gen. E. A. Hitch
cock, the Pacific Department.
Ohio has twelve thousand school dis
tricts, and thirty-six thousand school di
rectors. There are eight hundred and
thirty-eight thousand youth, between the
ages of four and twenty-one years, of
whom eight hundred and thirty thousand
depend on the common schools for their'
education, and more than five hundred
thousand will attend school this winter,
fifty thousand for the first time and forty
thousand for the last time. A number
sufficient to turn' the scale of a state elec
tion will become voters next year.
Gen. William H. Irwine has been pro
posed as a candidate for Governor, by a
whig mceting-at Lewiston, MifHin county,
Another Candidate. The Fulton
County Republican has hoisted the name
of Alexander King, Esq. of Bedford, as
its choice as the whig candidate for Gov
ernor. Uj3 Somo time ago a man was as
saualted in Bewick, Maine and was re
moved over the line to his residence m
New Hampshire, where he died. Judge
Howard, of Maine, has charged the Grand
Jury of York County that the murderer
cannot be indicted, at common o'r statue
law, where the deadly wound was inflicted
in one State and "the man died in another
so the murderer will escape all punish
ment. SfThe population of the Canadas is-
gIt is estimated that between 30,
000 nnd 40,000 hogs will be slaughtered
in Maysville Ky., the present season.
Ggyln Alabama the law exempts from
execution, among other' property, one
hundred bushels of corn, thus" securing
the poor debtor against starvation. "
Twelve thousand men are now at
work upon the Illinois Central Railroad.
List of persons drawn toserucas Grand and
Pclit Jurors at the December Term.
Smilhficld. Daniel Trible, Daniel Butzv
David Fenner, Samuel Couitright, Anthony
Slroud. Jumes Ilaljer, Willium R. Rouv
Samuel Neyha'rt, Rudolph ShilTcr. Charlea
M. SmilJifield. Adam-Orerfield, John y.
Paradise David' Edmger.
Polk Dawalt Fisher, Philip Kresge.
Tobyhanna Peter Merwine, sen. Wash
Hamilton Henry Setzer, John Marsha
Tlios. Ross, John Shoemaker, Jacob Stiafor
I'Jdred William Jones. , . ,
Jackson Michael Heller.
Tobyhanna Samuel Hay. '
Stroud Frederick Fable. James AndrpJ
John Ransbary, James Smiley, Philip Rock-t
efellow, George Houk, John Miller.
Price George Ink.
Pocono Joseph Heckman. Jacob Heinv.
Stephen Kestler, George Sebrinr.
Smithjield James Fenner, Peter Wolf,.
Moses Strunk, Abraham Depae, James S..
Postens, Will iam Latimorc, John Trible.
Chcsnulhill George Scrfoss, jr.,
M, Smithjield Samuel D. Pipher, Jacob-
Bush, Martin Place. Benjamin VanwhytBen-
jamin H. Strunk, Webb Wallace.
Jackson Andrew Singer. . t
Eldred Joseph Christman.
Ross Peter Franlr. . s
Coolbaugh John Callagban
Hamilton Simon Meyers, Joseph Fenner.
Jacob Felherman, Jacob Metzger, William
Office of the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western Rail-road Co.
New-York, December 5, 1853.
The annunl meeting of the Slockholders.of
this Company will be held at the general of
fice ot the Company, JTo. 4d Wall st. New-
York, on Monday the 2d day of January;
next, lor me election ot Ulhcers tor the year
then next ensuing, (polls to be open between
the hours of.l and 3 P. M. of said day) and
lor the transaction. oany other business
proper for consideration at that time, '
By order of the President and Munaacrs.-
-War. E. WARREN, Secretary. .
Notice is hnrflliw rrivon tn tUn Q liL.ii i
1 o" me uiuuiwiaiaers"
of the Belmont and Easton Turnpike Road
Company, that an Election will be ,hewVat
the house of P. V. Lerch, in South Canaan,.
Wayne Co., on Monday, the 9th day of Jan-
uary, 1854, at 2 o'clock P. M. for election of
Ulhcers ot the saidCorapany for the ensuing
GABRIEL HOWELL, Sec't.
aouth Canaan, Nov. 29, 1853.
Horses for Sale.
The subscriber has at his stable
in this Borough, ten vouncr Horses?
well. broke, for sale. , -
Stroudsburg, Nov. 17 1853.WV m