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Santa. Art nit has been robbed at Jamaica j
by SdnVG rascal not having a due sense of the
endrmity of stealing tho property of no dis
tinguished a perscildi The Jamaica Jour
nal gives the facts In tho following form :
Oil Friday night last, man was discovered
in the premises of General Santa Anno, car
rying away a box belonging to one of tho
General's servants. The fellow was captu
red, and the owner of the box was for taking
his prisoner to the cage; but Santa Anna pro
posed that ha should be secured for the hands
of tho mithorties. The box was therefore
taken away from him, and at the suggestion
of the General, he was well tied to a tree, in
such a manner that there was no doubt of
his security. Tho General seemed, however,
to have had some doubts, for he got up more
than once during that night to satisfy himself
that the fellow was safe. About two o'clock
he again left his bed to have another look nt
lha prisoner, but lu and behold ! his bird had
flown, and what was more surprising, he hud
dso taken away the box with him. I low
the thief managed to have unloosed himself
ind made his way into the very place where
n the properly he had first stolen was placed
ifler being taken awny from him, and then
o steal it a second time, no one can tell ; but
he fellow, who is supposed to be a Creole,
las completely outwitted the Mexican. No
ntelligoace has, we learn, been as yet heard
f the thief or the stolen property.
Robbery or Tin: National Jewels. The
'atent Olfiee, at Washington, on Wednesday
light was entered by thieves, who made a
dean sweep of the National jewels, valued ul
?20,000. A reward of 5?10l)() is offered for
ho recovery of the stolen property. The
Vufhington correspondent of the Baltimore
-Upper gives the following particul-irs of the
Late last niirht, or early this morning, the
oum in the Talent Ollice Huildiug, occupied
s the National Gallery, or Museum, was eu
red and robbed of the following articles,
iz: the Gold Snuff Box presented by the
'.tnperor Alexander to the Hon Leavilt Har
s, American Minister to the Court of St.
etersburg, (the letter A on the lid was com
jsed of diamonds,) the value of this article
$ ,000. The bottom of it only was found
the room. The gold scabbard of tho sword
csented to Com Biddle by the Viceroy of
3ru ; the sword was not taken. The largo
)ttle of Otto of Rose, (from which perfu
ers could realize SOOOO or3qp0;) the pearl
teklucc, and two large pearls, presented to
esident Van Buren by the Imauin of Mus
t. The string was cut, and three of tho
arls left behind. There were also stolen
?diis, copper and silver, of various Generals
U. S. army, among them that of Gen.
ayne ; a guld medal of Bolivar, presented
himself ta a person who prevented him
ra being assassinated, and other medals.
The building was entered by the robbers
the double front, and ascending to the Nu
lal Gallery, they unlocked the door with a
10 key. They then secured the door wiih
'he articles above enumerated were in a
blc case, tho class of which hud to be
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.i 1 1- ..i:. I
use, uitj ruuuers noitruu ti jjil-cc hi yuu
ting paper with gum arable, and pasted
i the outer-glass, then with a knifo or
ccr, the glass was broke by prying it o
nd tho edges. Tho fragments adhered to
paper, and were thus silently removed. :
s evident that an effort was made to slid !
:k a portion of the outer case, to gain ac j
,s to tho treasure" ; but being unsuccessful,
! 1 Kt Wl:m, Tl..
lltllcr Kiting oo imcnipo uiunwi- .. '
d snuffbox was fastened in sttch a man- !
r that its removal would pull a wire and ;
use an alarm of a bell, the sound of which 1
uld be heard all over the room, but us there
sre no watchman there, no good purpose
is attained by tli3 arrangement. The rob
.rs(itis supposed there were two) went out
a window, about twenty feet above the
nding. A thick gimblet was found siick
.g in the frame, lo which the end of a rope
-as fastened. On the sill a bottle of gum
rabic was discovered, and a colt, made of
ipo, with a place for the hand, and heavy
ads of load. This was the means of defence
-a silent instrument of death. (The owner
an have hispioperty by coming forward and
proving property ! ) Some years ago tho .old
snuff box was stolen, for which a reward of
S 1500 was offered, and recovered on board
of a vessel in Baltimore. Tho watchmen of
(he building were in the basement, and heard
nothing of the doings of the thieving visiters.
Tub Asiatic Cholera proves by dissec
tion, the Medical Kxuuiiner says to be the iu
llnmation and ulceration of the various mem
brane of tho bowels. The contents of the
stomach and intestines ferment and putrify,
vomiting, and swelling of the abdomen quick
ly follow, and the patient sinks. Dr. Max
well, of Calcutta, saw ho cured himself by
copious drafts of effervescent soda powders
in cold water ; that he afterwards saved ma
ny a lil'u by tho kiiiio treatment. He says
that no remedy will avail except relieving
the bowels of ihe fermenting content, and if
this be not done gently, it will bo fatal.
tlt.vi James Veursly, and Knglish
surgeon, ha discovered, according to tho Me
ical Examiner, a curious and erlieient mode
of relief for deafness resulting from scarlet
fever, &c, in ciues w here the drum of the
ear has been broken. It is simply to mois
ten a small pellet of raw cotton, and gently
push it down tba passage of the ear till it
reaches Ihw drum at the bottom ; adjusting it
neeessary, else it may muke the deafness at
first ouly greater. Moisture is indispensable.
Tho cotton shod J be changed every morniug.
Many other cases aie eked in proof.
Another Counterfeit. -Willis k Co.,
Brokers, 23 Slate street, have shown us a new
counterfeit 3 on the Commercial Bank of
Burlington, which is well calculated to de
ceive the uio6t cautious. It is an ulteration
from Commercial Bank, Gratiot, Michigan,
Vignette, steamboat and vessel of war, ship
under full sail, city in the distance observe
the word Burlington u spelt "tau" instead of
ATI IID A V, NOVEMBER 18, 184H.
II. B. MASKER, Editor and Proprietor.
r.. . . . nnn, .-.viiim iiiiiiimiK, . nuu - r-r
the rhilnttclphiii KxchmiBr. in rrfrulnrly authorized lo receive
wtvrrtimnwnM ami mibwrlptiuiw fur thin pap". uni rcc,lPl
lor me sanir.
T An active boy about H or 15 years
old, would be taken as an apprentice, at this
UiTiiANKSGiviNu )AV.-(jovernor John
ston, has recommend the 23d of this month
(next Thursday,) to beset apart by the peo-
de of Pennsylvania, us a day of thanksgiv.
in; and prayer. We hope his recommen
dation will be universally regarded.
i)jr- Wc publish this week the correct
returns of this county for the Presidential
election, which by some strange mishap
were incorrectly stated last week. The
majority for Cass, it will be seen, is 493
instead of -1-1 (i. AVe had the full returns in
advance by express, the morning after the
election, and therefore regret that an error
should have been committed in their publi
cation. D'" The editor has been absent from his
post for several weeks past. Tho smoke
and the lire, of the late elections, having
nearly subsided, our readers will settle
down in the enjoyment of general news,
literature, anecdotes, tales, and the usual
variety necessary to make up a good news
THIi (illAM II KM'IT
All the returns are now received, and
(Jeneral Taylor is President elect of the
United States. lie has received an unpre'
cedented majority one that was not anti'
cipated by the wildest fanatics ol the whig
part'. His vote is entirely owing to the
suicidal course of theJDemocralic leaders in
relation to a tariff. So faithful have the
masses hitherto been to the will of the lea
ders, that the latter, in an evil hour, inuv
gined that no doctrine or principle was so
wild or gross, but it could be readily for
ced upon them. They vainly supposed
that their utter and shameful abandonment
of fixed principles would be quietly acquie
ced in by the people. Too late they have,
if they arc not willfully blind, discovered
their error. Pennsylvania lias spoken her
disapprobation in tones of thunder by 13,.
000 majority for Taylor. Yet it is not a
will.' virtfirv. Tt ii n rrlfirinns trmirmh of
. . . " . . - - . , . .
the principles of truth over falsehood and
deceit of the free thought and action of
the people over (he will of partisan leaders.
It is an emphatic declaration by the free
men of Pennsylvania, that they can and
will think for themselves, and that they
cannot be driven by dictation, or overawed
by influence. It is a wholesome lesson to
le unTraU,rui Naders of the Democracy.
It , h th to i(1 similar course
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in fiitnr.1 It ikii l.arh (hum tr fAKnurt
the indignant rebuke of an outraged people.
The result was announced in a spirit of
prophecy by Senator Cameron, in his speech
on presenting to the Senate in July, 1816,
the petition of thousands of Pennsylvanians
against the repeal of the bill of 1812. He
'Every legislature for years has instructed
her representatives here to adhere to her fa
vorite policy and no man has ever presumed
to ask her favor without admitting the justice
and propriety of her views upon this subject;
and 1 may add, Mr. President, woe betide the
man who raiv his suicidal hand agaiiisl her,
now in the hour of her extremity.
'I havo said her favor was never asked
without a pledge to support her views. You
know, fir, how it was in 1844. I need not
tell you that you would not now occupy that
chair but for the assurances the oft reitera
ted assurances that her policy would not bo
disturbed. Yon and I remember the scenes
of that day. We cannot forget the flags and
hauliers which were carried in Ihe proces
sions of her demoerncy, pending1 the election
which resulted in the triumph of our party.
It cannot, and it ought not to be disguised,
that, but for these assurances to which I have
alluded, that triumph never would have been
obtained. 1 remember tho anxiety which
pervaded tho minds of the politicians until
the publication of the Kauo letter, und I can
not forget tho pains that were taken by the
leading men of the party to convince the
people that il w as evidence of on intention to
protect our interests. Hit confiding citizens
iravo their support in good faith, and they ex
peeled good faith in return. The letter was
published, in English mid German, in every
(b'tnoeiatic paper in the State, and in pam
phlets by thousands. Everv democrat noint.
ed to it as a satisfactory tariff letter, und no
democrat doubted il. It i not saying loo
much lo ascribe to that letter, mainly, the
democratic majority 0f tho Stute. Surely,
honorable men will not now, since the batlla
has been fought and tho honors won by it.
evado its responsibility, by saying that too
liberal a construction was put upon it. If it
was wrongly applied, there was time enough
for its contradiction between the time of its
publication und tho election. The party nia
torilv in this hall mav be fairlv attrihotHl tn
that letter; and task honorable Senatois if
they expect that majority can be retained if
tins bill sliull Decome a law J 1 warn them
now of the sudden and swift destruction which
awaits us, if Punic faith is lo govern tlie coun
sels oj tne Democratic parly.- it is to avert
what I believe would be a tlire calamity the
prostratiou of democratic principles that I
raise my voice to arfest tba further progress
'I have already intimated what I believe
will be the effect of thin bill. I horw. for
the welfare of my country, that I may bal
mistaken ; but if it be true thut the 'history
" uui i no propitecy ot tne luture,'
the result is too clearly foreshadowed to ad
mit of a doubt. Puss this bill, and the demo
crattc party must again be defeated and our op
ponents again triumph, nnd the policy of the
country will be unsettled for vears. ,
SUNBURY AMERICAN AND SHAMOKIN
A TIIOVOHT FOR WINTER.
A bountiful harvest has filled our barns
with grmin, and Autumn has shed its rich
fruits upon us in profusion. Ail tne pro
duction of the Earth, Vhich this season has
so plentifully repsM the labors of the hus
bandman, are gathered and garnered. Al
ready stern winter is upon us with his frost,
snow and biting winds, and while we sit
by the blazing hearth listening to the storm,
or wrapped in wool and fur, dare the cold
without, let us remember there are those a
bout us, upon whose "unprotected bodies
that storm and cold fall in all their violence.
Let him who rises from the table where his
inner man has been comforted, think of
the many who are at that moment suffer
ing from the knawings of hunger. These
are the thoughts which must enter the
mind of every one, in whom is a spark of
humanity. But let not the thought pass
unheeded, or turn into a selfish congratula
tion on your good fortune. Look about
among j'our neighbors on whom the bles
sings of Providence have not been bestow
ed with so liberal a hand. Sec if there is
not some one whom you can bless by the
bounty, it is in your power to distribute. Is
there no family, whose supporter has been
prevented by the hand of disease from pro
viding against the approach of winter;
where you can shed gladness by a few
bushels of potatoes or a bag of grain, that
will never be missed from your full bins?
A load of wood or coal, a joint of meat
when your fatted ox is killed, may gie
comfort and support to some neighbor and
make you no poorer. There are innumer
able little charities each of us may dispense.
Give then, and with no niggard hand. God
has not given us abundance to waste in ex
travagance, or hoard in avarice ; but that
we may mete out kindness to others as he
has to us. But give not in an arrogant spi
rit that makes the recipient feel his depen
dence. Give as friend gives to friend, and
the sense of your kindness will come with
double force. Many refuse charity when
tendered in an improper manner, while
they are in woeful want ; for there is a
feeling of pride in every man's bosom
which revolts at the assumption of superi
ority. Give then, in thankfulness, that you
are able to give. There is much good in
small things, and the loaf a bread you give
to the starving man may save him from the
gallows. And it is your duty to relieve
the suffering. The time may come when
yourself will need the charities of the more
fortunate. Besides there is a pleasure in
being able to give to the poor, an inward
consciousness of right that warms the heart
and cherishes the better feelings of our na
ture. The smallest act of charity comes
back upon the giver and makes his spirit
lighter. It is the trne nature of man to be
'The p wrsl pnr,
Iiifj fnr s ni m Hiu'ntti in a winry life,
When they can know and iVel tliut they hnvc liertl,
ThcniKvlvcH. the futliiT. and the dttaleri-out
Ol' tnc .mull blt'iwiiig. ; have been kind tit 9wh
A. needed kintlitcit., for the .ingle rttuMo,
That we have all of u. one human heart."
Then in your plenty forget not the poor.
And while on Thankgiving Day, you praise
God for the abundance he has blessed you
with, you will feel doubly grateful and
happy that you have not neglected his com
mand. Northumberland County.
ELECTIONS IX IS 18.
Sunburv, 109 2
Northumberland, 125 80
Millon, 114 191
Turbut, 91 74
Lewis, 184 73
Delaware, 186 146
Chilisquaque, 140 98
Pohit, 80 9!
I'pper Augusta, 49 95
Lower Augusta, 199 42
Shamokin, IS!) 138
lluh, 155 52
Coal, 77 50
Little Mahouoy, 29 19
I'pper Mahonoy, 175 6
Low er Mahonoy, 47 174
Jackson, 175 104
Van Buren had 6
votes ill Milton,
Turbut, and 1 in Chilisquaque
A Massachckett Characteristic. In
the list of 917 voters in the town of lliiighain
Mass., thnre aro only 230 different names.
There aio 57 Herseys, 42 Cushings, 38 Spra
gues, 36 Lincoln, 36 Gardner:, 35 Stodders,
21 Whitoim, and so on.
American Volunteers in Yucatan A
vessel arrived at New Orleans on the 4th inst
from Sisal, and reported that Iho brig Harriet
Captain Whitney, with Captain While's Com
pany of Volunteers from New Orleans, 150
in number, arrived at lhat place ou tho 22d
ult. all well and in line spirits.
Tub Question who first nominated Genor.
al Taylor, is being mooted as earnestly as a
sinii ar quest ion was about eight years ago in
respect to Mr. Tyler. The New York Mir
ror claims the honor, and with the greatest
share of plausibility. It supported him man
fully when presses since very Taylorish were
abusing the old hero as if he had no friends,
and it was no shame to kick hira PkiladeU
French Minuter to Mexico M. M.
Le Vasseau, Envoy Extraordinary and Minis,
ter Plenipotentiary from the French Ropub
lio to Mexico was among the passengers in
the royal mail 'steamer Great Western, for
Vera Cru. - ,
THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN 1948.
, . NEW YORK. ;
We have returns from all the counties in
the State except four. ; Taylor has a majority
of 57,118 in 48 counties. ' Cass and Van Bu
ren have majorities in only the following
counties:.- .' : , .
MAJOBtTIES FOR CAM.
Putnam, 800 I Warren 800
Rockland, . 150
MAJORITIES TOR VAN BVRKN.
Chanung, rep. 400 I Lewis, rep 400
Herkimer, . 1,000 St. Lawrence, 2,150
The Congressional delegation stands: 33
whig, 1 free soil, and 1 hunker.
We have returns from all the counties in
the State which sum up thus :
We have now returns from 83 out of the
129 counties, which show a gain of 2500 for
Taylor, compared with tho vote of 1844,
when Polk carried the Stute by a majority of
5893. Unless the gains in the counties to be
heard from are very heavy, the State has
gone for Cass.
NORTH CAROMS A.
The returns indicate that Taylor's majority
in the State will exceed 4000
A despatch direct from Georgia states thnt
Taylor's majority in the State is about 2000
Albania has probably gone for Cass by a
Casss plurality in this Stale is estimated as
high as 14,000.
I.nuUlnna, I'lorlda, nnd Milmilpil.
Macon, Gu., Nov. 14
. In consequence of the derangement of the
telegraph, we have received nothing further
from Florida, Louisiana, or Mississippi.
Louisiana nnd Florida have certainly gone
for Taylor, with a strong probability that
Mississippi has followed suit.
Certain for Taylor by a large majority.
Returns from East Tennessee exhibit very
large gains for Taylor.
IOWA ASD WISCONM.
A despatch from tho editor of the Detroit
Hulletin str.tes that Iowa and Wisconsin have
gone for Cass.
tiik ;ii AM) ri:si i.t
As far as ascertained, the States have cho
sen Presidential F.lectors us follows:
Votes. Taylor. Cass
Maryland, 8 8
New York, 36 36
New Jersey, 7 7
Pennsylvania, 26 26
Delaware, 3 3
Massachusetts, 12 12
Vermont. 6 6
Rhode Island, I I
Connecticut, 6 6
Kentucky. 12 12
North Carolina, II It
Tennessee, 13 13
Louisiana, li 5
Georgia, 10 10
New Hampshire, t 6
South Carolina, 9 9
Ohio, 23 23
Indiana, 12 12
Illinois, 9 9
Michigan, 5 5
Missouri, 7 7
Alabama, 9 9
Virginia, 17 17
Wisconsin, I 4
Iowa, 4 4
290 160 105
Of tho Slates not yet definitely heard from
we look with full confidence that Taylor
will receive the three electoral votes of Flo.
rida, which will raise his oggregalo voto to
163. The four remaining Slates, it is proba
ble, will cast their 22 votes for Cass ; if so,
they will increase his aggregate to 127.
Appointments by the Presipent. Jos.
Graham, of Ohio, to bo Consul of the United
Slates for Buenos Ayres, in the place of Geo
I. Fairfield, deceased.
Illness of Hon. Henry ('lay. The Lex
ington, (Ky.) Atlas of the 8lh inst. states that
tho Hon. Henry Clay had been very seriousiy
iudisposed for several days; so much so lhat
ho had not been ublo to visit that city. Ho
was thus prevented from going to tho poll to
vote for General Taylor, ns was his wish and
Relative Rank ok Generals. An officer
of tho war of 1812, w ho amuses himself with
such matters, has compiled tho following:
Major Generals. Scott, Gaines, Jesup,
Taylor, (Butler, Pat'erson,) north, Twiggs,
(Quitman,) Kearney, (dead,) Wool, (Pillow,
Shields,) Persifer Smith, (Cudwalader, nnd
Brigadier Generals. Brady, Brooke, Gib
son, A rbnckle, Roger Jones, Towson, (Mar
shall,) Churchill, Whiting, Belknap, Tierce,
Baukheail; Tutteu, (Cushing,) Riley, Harney,
(Price,) Garland, Clark, (Morgan, Audrows,
1 rousdale,) Childs.
Those in parenthesis are disbanded.
Hayti. We have the Feutlle du Commerce
of the 15th ult., from Port an Prince. The
only article of any interest which we find in
it, is a bill submitted by the President to the
Senate, for its sanction, granting as a financial
resource, the monopoly to the Government of
all produce of the soil the whole lo be dis
posed of exclusively by brokers appointed by
From Texas. Advices from Texas to the
18th nit. have been received at New Orleans.
The Indian troubles still continued, and the
residents of Lavaoea were fearing an inroad
The stock of Cotton in Galveston, on the 28th
was 1398 bales; and in Matagorda, on the
20th, 581 bales.
. Fuel in Cincinnati. Fire wood sells in
Cincinnati at from (4 50 to S6 00 per cord
1 1 ari:'
h 3 'J
1806 2331 1762 856
6164 8856 6591 10112
2133 2094 2126 2030
2383 2764 2303 2655
2739 2613 2816 2836
8411 4207 9485 5081
5245 ' 5084 5364 140
3748 3241 1889 3272
2308 2410 2247 2505
1427 2293 1435 2476
996 768 1181 889
2861 2580 2748 2205
5140 5895 5370 5949
157 1980 3396 2263
3069 2989 3178 3242
1421 1151 1386 1233
2544 1649 2611 1856
1004 808 967 911
1111 630 1168 761
2238 1252 2306 1372
2269 3249 2251 3705
1500 1975 1547 2194
2087 3500 2022 3418
3290 2776 3441 3U45
2988 3758 3199 4006
1871 2289 1922 2590
1568 2371 1544 2410
992 783 992 783
1201 1103 1215 1182
3785 2967 3991 3516
5514 9727 6080 11390
1800 2637 1862 2996
2996 2550 3199 2978
2298 1850 2244 1992
5218 4645 5007 5040
3104 3642 3094 2977
1769 425 1830 518
1591 1443 1586 1543
3470 2551 4203 3191
2124 1546 2258 1765
2064 1339 2295 15C2
. 21000 25961 21510 31230
612 126 799 216
627 278 168 226
1103 2755 1127 3018
3538 4264 3490 4808
360 182 147
, 2416 1397 2563 1853
2077 1219 1344 1264
1686 2887 1656 3129
1532 988 1538 1061
3948 4065 3820 3898
1455 855 700
, 4955 2856 5197 3121
948 780 892 861
4345 4162 5151 4838
Taylor's majority about 12,000.
VOTE FOR VAN BIKEX IX I'KNNSYIAANI A.
Allegheny 779, Adams 25, Armstrong
141, Berks 51, Heaver 5H0, Bucks Ib3,
Bedford 1, Blair 4, Butler 173, Cambria 12,
Carbon 1, Chester ft07, Centre 4, Cumber
land 25, Columbia 29, Crawford 621, Cla
rion 37, Clinton 1, Clearfield 23, Dauphin
34., Delaware 84, Erie 357, Fayette 73,
Franklin 4, Huntingdon 25, Indiana 204,
Juniata 1, Jefferson 19, Lebanon 2, Lancas
ter 163, Lehigh 3, Lycoming 9, Luzerne
176, Monroe 3, Mercer 1080, Mitllin 2(i,
Montgomery 251, Northampton 38, Nor
thumberland 8, Perry 5, Philadelphia city
309, Philadelphia county 568, Pike 3, Pot
ter 248, Schuylkill 35, Somerset 21, Sus
quehanna 301, Tiogi 1039, Union 25,
Westmoreland 122, Washington 467, Wy
oming 37, York 4, Bradford 1779. From
Elk, Greene, McKean, Sullivan, Venango,
Warren and AVayne we have as yet not
learned the result.
FROM MAXT.t VF..
We copy the following from the St. Louis
Republican of Nov. 1st:
, v ,i i .t t i r
llr. XX titilii arriveit nt Iiiilinmu1iri fn,n
- r "'
iNtuia re, on minuay, ine un., in about
elex'en days from Santa Fe. Dr. W. left Col.
Washington's command aboul a day's match
from Santa Fe.
Sir. Charles J. Ashbury, of Johnson county
was killed, supposed to be by the Apache
Indians, about twentv-fivo miles this side of
VI I II n. ... .I.-.
i.i i uou. in, mis ii iuiuiii iiiMMin.il jiuii-c j iTe, u iseapouuiu jiiji Biuimi, siuirs mai uiu not injure me nealtn ol tne most delicate,
to meet his wagons, which he had left a few : human body can be rendered insensible to I ry-CAUTION
days before. As ho had not been seen, search ! fire by Ihe following embrocation being ap- j Some speculator has clandestinely (under
was made, and after some days, his body j plied. One ounce and a half of alum, dis- j auolhor name) published an imitation, (bear
was found, with the body of a Mexican ser- ! solved in four ounces of hot water ; to this j '"- ,he lIU'1 ti,lo) which besides omitting
' , , . t .1 .... r .. THE MOST IMPORTANT PORTIONS of its dunes
vant, who had accompanied him. From Iho ; must bo added an ounce of gum arable. lm, Preilulous out of "p
wounds upou the bodies, it was supposed :
.U... .1 I. 1 1 1. . r ill
in. ii uit-y nan uuuii suoi irom some conceaieu
point in the chnparul, on the road side.
By this arrival, we learn that the Indians
are making incursions into every neighbor-
hood, as they have complete country, and the
withdrawal of tlui United States troops have
given encouragement and confidence to them.
Tho prospects of trade, and the sale of
merchandize iu Chihuahua, were flattcrinc. '
New Jersey Baptist Convention. The
nineteenth anniversary of this association was
held last week in Salem. The convention has
during the year carried on its operations in
15 counties and aided 25 churches; 2,810
sermons have been preached, and 155 per
sons have heen babtized. Revivals have
been enjoyed by five churches under the care
of the missionaries. Sunday schools have
flourished, and many persons have been per
suaded to sign the temperance pledge.
The receipts of the year were as follows:
$1600 for the convention ; $700 for the Ame.
rican and Foreign Bible Society ; $1000 for
the American Baptist Home Mission Society;
$200 for the Publication Society; $1400 for
Washington Gossip. A Washington let
ter says that Mrs. Polk has gone North, to
buy furniture for a aw mansion in Ten
nessee, ' ,
From the Evansvillo (Indiana) Journal
A DRAMATIC DEATH.
We hat lately seen feoing the rounds of
newspaper an account, in the main correct.
of a deplorable tragedy that occurred on the
boards of the Nashville Theatre tome fifteen
years ago. The editor of this paper was on
the stage personating the "Friar," when the
deplorable accident occurred, and as we ob
serve one or two slight errors in the account
as now published, we deem it proper to make
A number of young men wiih one or two
exceptions, printers, engaged in the different
office in Nashville, formed themselves into a
a Thespian Corps, ond rented the theatre with
its scenery, and commenced giving dramatic
representations. Thny had performed two or
three weeks, when Mr. J. J. McLaughlin, a
young gentleman from Hopkinsville, Ky., of
fine personal appearance, great dramatic lu-
lent, and energy of character, presented him
self to the managing committee for a situa
tion. His offer wnsnrcepted, ami lifter Uitnift
ting in Ihe representation of tho drama of
"Rob Roy," "Bertram, or the Castle of 'St.
Aldobrand," was announced, and he to per
form the part of Bertram. The day tho piece
was to be performed, McLaughlin visited the
steamboat landing to bid good-by to a friend
who was leaving for the East, and was acci
dentally taken off by the boat and carried
some twenty miles down tho river, when he
was put on shore and had to walk nil the
way back to tho city, where he arrived about
sunset, completely exhausted, and looking
wild nnd excited to nn unusual degree. His
associates, to whom he had greatly endeared
himself by his frank, manly deportment, of-
fered to postpone the play to some other j
evening, but he, to whom the management j
had been given, strungly insisted lhat then
should be no disapKiiiitment, and remarket
with a forced smile rpon his countenance,
lhat if the others wore ready he was. and he
would '-'piny Bertram ns it never had been
played ou those boards." He kept his word.
Evening came and tho theatre was lighted
and the house was poou tilled by the beauty
and fashion of the city. The play had pro-
giessed nearly to the close and had given
general satisfaction, not only to th;? audience
but to th.; performers themselves. It is true
McLaughlin appeared great excited during
the play, and when not on the stage he sought
some corner apart from the others, but no no
tice ns taken of this, and he was suffered
to commune with himself alone. In the end
of Ihe play Bertram stabs himself and dies,
and McLaughlin not having provided himself
with a weapon for the occasion, accepted a
Spanish dirk from a gentleman who had been
admitted behind the scenes. As the tragedy
wore lo its denouncement his excitement in
creased, nnd the gloomy spirit of the play
was upon him with a power that made a
strong impression of reality upon the hearers,
and made them shudder as he pronounced
the followiuix, accompanied by the plunge of
tho dagger that brought him to his death :
'Bertram hath but onu foe on earth,
.Imf If is- icir." Stabs liimsrli'.
It was at lhis moment that he plunged the
weapon lo hi? heart. It wa.s dot:blle.-s the
result of the excited feelings of the actor,
who had too absorbingly entered inte the
dreadful spirit of his hero. Wc charitably
suppose that he had no premeditated design
of ending his life with the play ; but his com
plete identification of feeling with the part
he acted, led him to suicide as a natural con
sequence. Mo drew the bloody weapon from
his bosom, and throwing it from him, fell al
full length upon the stage.
The hallucination, if such wo may call it
did not end with tho plunge of Ihe dagger.
His feelings bore him along still after some
exclamation of surprise from the tragic monks
' a dying sentence for him to repeat
sed himself on his elbow, and went through
it with starting effect. With a burst of exul
tation 'I died no felon's dealh
A warrior's weapon freed a warrior's soul !"
While he was pronouncing these, tho last
words of the tragedy, his eye and manner
were fearfully wild the blood was fallim; from
his bosom upon the singe and running down
Irtiv. rjl. tlw. .'nniii. iruiiltaninn ulin liml li.ir-
sonated the then lifeless lady Imo'eno! As
I goon ns the last words were pronounced, he
' foii backwards to rise no more He lived
naik warns to rise noiprr, 110 "u a
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; when lie, expired m much pain,
His remains xvere attended to the grave by
! his compauian, who raised a slab to his mem'
ory, on which is inscribed, if xvo recollect
j rightly tho last words he spoke upon the stage.
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j Journal gives au account of u desperate tight
; which took plnee at Mount Carbon o elec.
; tiou day. In the melee, a man by the name
j of Johnson, an engineer on the heading Kail-
1 road, xvas killed w ho leaves a wife on the
' eve of confinement, and several small child-
re. lo mourn bis loss.
Mo HE OF r.LECTINU THE I'HKMDUNT
Vice Pbesiubst. Tho mode of electing a !
Piesideut and Vice President not being gene- !
ally understood, we may state that the Presi-
deutial electors chosen by the people, cast
the vote of each Stute. These electors as
semble iu the capitals of their respective
States, shortly after they are elected, and
vote for the candidates of their choice. Hav
ing recorded their vote, copies of it are made
and forwarded to Washington by special
messenger. The votes of all the States are
opened in the presence of both Houses of Con
gress, and the result placed on record.
Pooa Wives "As well might the farmer
have the Venus de Medicis placed in his
kitchen for a wife," says the Rev. Heury
Colmau, in one of his agricultural lectures,
"as some of our fashionable women. In
deed it would be much better to have Lot's
wifo standing there, .for sho might answer
one useful purpose ; site might sidt his baron .'"
Pbescott has nearly completed his history
of Philippe II.
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t - Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1848.
Wheat lied is worth 112 a 114 cents;
white is held at 118 a 120c.
Rv Pennsylvania is worth 66 a 67o. "
Cork Sales of Penna. yellow at 68o ;
Oats Southern is held at about 29 a 30c.
WmsaEY.-Sales in hhds at 22a23o;
bbls 231 a 24 cents.
1TE77" CHEAP GOODS.
The largest Assortment In Town,
John W. Friling,
RESPECTFULLY informs hisfriendsand
customers, that ho has received tho
largest nnd best assortment of goods ever of
fered in Sunbury. Consisting of
(irmeriai, Hardware, Queensware, Liquors,'
( anil a great variety of other articles.
The politic aro respectfully requester.
sneclfullv rennpsted lo
call and examine his slock before purchasing
Sunbury, Nov. 18, 1818.
CHEAPER THAN EVER.
LI AS just received nt his store, in Sunbury,
nu assoitment of the cheapest Goods, that
ever came to the place, consisting of
GROCERIES. LIQUORS, At.
French black Cloths, Cassinells. &c. Cali
coes, of excellent quality and colors,
price 6 to 10 cts. Good Muslins, a
yard wide, at 61 cents.
These are not tho low priced trash articles
usually sold. Muslin de Laines, of fine qual
ity and patterns 18f. Handsome Tcrkeri
and other Shawls and various other articles .
The public are requested to call and jndgt
Sunbury, Xov. 18, 1848.
.Sunbury Itiblc Socief',
The Bible Society, of Sunbury, wishes to
inform the public and the Sabbath Schools of
tho different denominations; that they havo
inst received a new supply of Bibles, and
Testaments, both German and English, of
large and small print for sale, and can be
bought lower than in Philadelphia at retail
prices at Mrs. Dorcas Grants, in Sunbury ono
dour from tho Methodist church.
The Society also respectfully invites all the
Female subscribers to attend their Annual t
meeting, which will be in tho Public school
housu room, No. 1, on the second Saturday in.
December at 3 o'clock.
By order of the Board.
Sunbury. Xov. 13th, 18 IS 3t.
Good Intent Fire Engine t
TITT. the undersigned, take this method of
informing the citizens of Sunbury and
its vicinity, that we have waited long enough
for the balance due for repairing the Firn
Engine, "Gt)OD INTENT," and "unless w.;
are paid in ten days time, we will put ihe- ac
ennnt into the hands of a magistrate. Ilav
inu waited since last May, we think the citi
zens have had sutiieieiit time lo collect the
money should they feel so disposed.
BOl'RNE & MASSER.
Sunbury, Nov. 18, 1818.
1 N PURSUANCE of nn order of the Or
x phaus' Court of Northumberland Count v,
will bo sold at public sale, on Friday the 29th
day of December next, on tbe premises, to
wit : A certain House and Lot of land situa
ted in Rush township, in said County, and
known as the Union Corner Store House, ad
joining land of Jos. Reedcr, Robert Scott and
John Peusel, containing two Acres anil thirty
two perches more or less. Late the Estate
of Hannah Reed, dee'd. Sale to commence
at 11 o'clock, A. M. of said day xvhen tho
terms of Sale will made known bv
JACOB REED. Adm'r.
Bv order of the Court,
EDWARD OYSTER, Clk. )
Sunbury, Nov. 18, 1848 )
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It will be found of special value to those
1 wll040"ln,an.? 1'p""1' .r "'er circumstances,
do not permit them to increase tho number of
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mnr laniuy, wituoui great inconvenience,
suffering, or perhaps risk of life. A method
of avoiding these troubles and dangers, at
will, (recently discovered by a celebrated
French Physician.) is fully communicated in
this xvork, so thai any person may avail him
self of it at once, without cot-t. The means
of prevention here set forth are therefore
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November 11, 1848 5m
J. J. GP.EE1TOTJGH. .
(Late Keller & (irsenaufh.)
AXTD MEOHAmOAX. BMOIXnEBK,
DRAWINGS and papers for the Patent
Ollice, prepared and all the necessary bu
siness, in relation lo securing patents, trans
acted, and promptly attended to, at their of- '
fice opposite the Patent Office,
October 28, 1848.
Oysters! Oysters! ! Oysters! ! !
H. T. SANDERS,
RESPECTFULLY informs the citixens ot
Sunbury and vicinity, that he constant
ly keeps on hand the best quality of oysters, '
in the shell and otherwise, which will bo
served up in the best style, on the shortest
notice. Also an assortment of oonfeotionary.
His establishments is opposite J. Young
store, Market street, Sunbury.
Sunbury, Oel. 28, 1848 Sine