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Ml ILL BKCIMMMi.
LVfpiso nut tlie day of small things. I"liis
sentence contains wisdom and philosophy, as
well at scripture, ll is very oasy and natu
ral to suoor at small beginnings and humblu
means, but it is not always wise to do so. It
is better to commence on an liumblo scale,
and come out in good style at lust, than to
suffer a severe collapse afteran extensive and
ridiculous flourish. Some mrn will do bettor
with a capital of sixpence, limn they would
if half the fortune of Astor had been given
them to commence with. We have heard it
told of a man worth his millions, that he
commenced by soiling fruit at a street stall.
We have seen boys nt school roll u handful
of snow upon the ground, till, by its accumu
lated matter, it became so bulky, that a do
zen could scarcely movo it. Sands make the
mountains, moments make tho year, drops
make the ocean ; and so, littlo endeavors,
earnestly, unceasingly, and honestly put
forth, make tho great men in the world's
We say, then, don't despise tho day of
small things. If you have an undertaking to
accomplish, or a good thing to bring about,
begin accordingly to your means, and never
be discouraged, because you cannot make
so magnificent a commencement as you
could wish. Old King Jehu, the Frenchman,
five hundred years ago, took it into his head
to found a library ; and he began with what
do you suppose? ten volumes. But he knew
what ho was about; for that library the
rfoyal Library of Paris is now the most
magnificent public library in tho world, and
contains 700,000 volumes.
A whale one day eamo frolicking into the
harbor of Nantucket, a short time after the
lirst settlement of that island, and as for ma
ny hours it continued there, the enterprising
inhabitants were induced to contrive and pre
pare a large barbed iron with a strong cord
attached, with which they finally succeeded
in securing this aquatic monster. A small
matter, truly ; but it was the commencement
of a business which has added millions to the
wealth of the people the incipient introduc
tion to nn enterprise which nearly three-
quarters of a century ago extorted a nobh
tribute of admiration from Edmund Burke,
on tho floor of tliu British Parliament.
Two fishermen in Holland once had a dis-
pute in a tavern, on the question whether the
fish takes tho hook, or tho hook takes the
fish. From this trivial circumstance arose
two opposing parties, the '-Hooks," and th
"Cobble-Joints," who for two centuries divi
ded the nation, and maintained a contest not
unlike that between the red and while roses
There is a traditionary counter part to this
1U our own history. A e allude to tho story
of the pig, whose stupid obstinacy, we are
gravely told, involved us in a w ar with Great
Britain, iu 1812. There is nothirg iiscredit
ble about it, however, and as most of our
readers are loo young to recollect the anec
dote, wo will venture to repeat it. "Two
leighbors, both of the old federal school of
xdities, who had lived iu the city of Provi
Icnce, chanced to quarrel. And so it hap
lened, one was the owner of a pi:r, who had
n irresistible inclination to perambulate iu
he garden of tho next npinhbor. The owner
f tho garden complained of the pig-sly be
ng insufficient to restrain the pig, and the
leighbor replied, it was all because he kept
:iis fences in such ill repair. Tho pig was
taking his morning walk when ho was sur
prised in the act of rooting up somo very va
luable bulbous roots; this was the last
"feather;" the owner of the garden put a
pitchfork into his tender sides, and killed him
outright. At the coming election, the owner
of the garden was a candidate for a seat in
the legislature, and failed by one vole, the
vole of his incensed neighbor, who voted
against him At the election of a Senator,
the Democratic candidate was elected by one
vote and when the question of war with
England was before the Senate, it was de
clared by the majority of one vote so that
but for this pig we should have been proba
bly saved from this war."
It is related of Chautrey, the celebrated
sculptor, that when a boy, ho was one day
observed by a gentleman in the neighborhood
of Sheffield, very earnestly engaged in cut
ting a slick w itli a penknife. He asked the
lad what he was doing; and with great sim
plicity the boy replied, -I am cutting old
Fox's head." Fox w as the schoolmaster of
the village. On this, tho gentleman asking
to see what he had done, and pronouncing it
to bo an excellent likeness, presented the
youth a sixpence. This may bo reckoned us
the first money Chautrey ever received for
the prosecution of his art ; and from such a
beginning it was that arose this greatest of
"S""1! wo ui-sjtisb uui sman begin
nings, nor look with supercilious contempt
upon every thing which appears insignificant
and trilling. Trifles are not so plenty in this
world us many of us imagine. A philosopher
lias observed that wars involving mischief
to groat nations, have arisen from a ministe
rial dispatch being written iu a fit of iudiges-
When Alexander Pope received his present
of Turkey li-s, he littlo thought that a twig
from tho basket was to bo the means of in
troducing the weeping willow into England
and America. So ii this word made up at.d
governed by trilles, at first too small to attract
notice ; an I tho wise man will not only cul
tivate sharp eyes, but attentive habits mak
ing tho most and tho best of everything and
despising nothing, but small souls.
In tiik ust of ietteks, as published in
Washington, there is one for "the handsomest
gentleman iu Washington. " There have
been several applications by exquisites, bul
the clerks of the post-office have been una
ble to decide to whom ihey shall deliver the
letter, not yet having received from the Post
maslei General instructions us to what shall
constitute the staudaid of beauty.
Legacy. It is said that Mr. E. Watson,
lata of Portage, N. Y., willed his entire es-
.tate, variously estimated at $25,000 to $40,.
000, to tho I'uiverbalist Societies of Gennesoo
Fulls and Nunda.
SATlItDAY, NOVEMBER, S, 194S.
II. 11. MASsr.n, Editor and ProprtMor.
w r t o n T.-....... n..Mlinff . Third rtreet. opwwtle
Die Phibidplnhia K.xehmiirc, isrepiilnrty authorised to receive
advertisements and subscriptions for this paper, and receipt
IW the wine.
ttT An active boy about 1 or 15 years
old, would be taken as an apprentice, at this
Thursday last was the day set apart by
tho Governor, as a day ol 1 hanksgiving
and Prayer. A reverend friend, alter an
excellent discourse, on Sunday last, refering
to the !ay set apart by the Governor, doubt
ed the propriety of the civil authority in
terfering in such matters. In the Eastern
states, he said it had become a mere matter
of form. Our yankee friends, we know,
look upon it as a great day for pumpkin pies
and fat lurkies. The Reverend gentleman
thought a day of humiliation and prayer
would have been much more appropriate.
This might have been taken as a reflection)
or a side wipe upon the recent political
victories, had we not known that he is a
thorough whig iu principle, and not in the
habit of mingling politics with his ministe
CF" Tho Tuckets ceased running on the
canals, on Wednesday week last. Freight
boats arc still leaving for Philadelphia and
lJaltimore. A large number of boats are
now on their way home. The weather is
mild and favorable. It may, however,
change in 21 hours, at tins season.
KF" Tiik Rivlt. Tho returns come
in slowly, but as it is known that Gen.
Taylor is elected but little interest is mani
fested. Virginia, it is conceded, has gone
for Cass by a small majority. Father
Ritchie will therefore be better able to
preserve his "equilibrium."
THE LANCASTER INTELLIGENCER.
The editor of the Lancasterlntelligencer
does not exactly coincide with us in regard
to our views of the causes w hich led to the
defeat of the democratic party, in Pennsyl
vania, lie thinks the tariff question had
but little effect, except in a few counties,
where the Bank, Coal and Iron interest cre
ated a temporary panic. We can assure
friend Hutter, that there were but a few
counties in the state, in which the tariff
question was not silently, if not publicly,
working the defeat of tho nominees and the
adherents of the principles of the Baltimore
platform. The effects of this policy was
probably, no where, more strongly manifes
ted than in the city and county of Philadel
phia. We have conversed upon the sub
ject with a number of strong and influen
tial democrats in Philadelphia men, who
were not actuated by any promptings for
the loaves and fishes who unhesitatingly
attributed the disaffection in the party, al
most wholly to the policy pursued by the
administration in regard to the tariff. We
agree with the editor of the Intelligencer,
that Gen. Taylor's military achievements
contributed largely to his success. Rut
even these, splendid as they were, would
not have been sufficient, had not the peo
pie had an abiding confidence in the hones
ty, firmness and patriotism of tho old hero,
and a hope that under his administration
there would be greater stability then under
the shifting schemes of interested and aspi
ring politicians. They firmly believed that
he would be the President of the people.
And that he will sorely disappoint many of
the political aspirants of the whig party,
we have no doubt. Our friend of the In
teUigcnccr proceeds to say :
"We are persuaded that Ihirna Vista exer-
tcu u more poweriui agency in determining
tho recent eleetiun, than all tho tariffs that
were ever heard or dreamt of. Why, such
was its magical charm, that the editor of tho
Sunburn American himself, self-possessed and
intelligent man that ho is, fell a victim to its
seductions, anil during a period of many
mouths spurted tho J ay lor flag at the head
of his columns ! And it he, a bentiuel on the
watch-tower, was not proof against mililary
chieliaiuisni, no marvel that so many of the
iuiik uuu mo laiiereu."
We frankly confess that we have had a
warm regard for the Old Hero, not so much
on account of his military prowess, as on
account of his "sterner virtues," his modesty
and lus strong common sense, and had he
maintained his independent position, we
should have continued to sport his flag at
the head of our columns until this day. We
never entertained any doubt of his flection
and always conceded this state to him, by
majority of not less than 10,000. AVedonot
ask for a "high protective tarifl," but a ta
rill that will keep alive our iron mauufac
lories, in fact almost anything but that ad-
volorem humbug, which protects our iron
when it is high and needs no protection
ana gives us none when it is most needed.
CF" Adjutant Gf.n. IJowma.v has Re
signup His letter to Gov. Johnston is
not only wanting in courtesy, but in very
ITT" Diamond Powder Persons who
are troubled with dull razors, should supply
inemseives wiin tne diamond powder
SUNBU11Y AMERICAN AND SHAM0K1N
THE TARIFF ANDTHECAt SES OF REPEAT.
The Lycoming Gasette publishes by re
quest, an article from tho Philadelphia Bullo.
tin, in relation to Gon. Cameron's views and
predictionson the passage of the tariff of 1846.
The editor makes his comments on the arti
clo and talks as lustily as if ho was sure that
he was in the right. He denies that the ta
riff had any serious effect on tho late elec
tions. This will be news to mar.y democrats
in Lycoming and many other Counties of
Pennsylvania and would probably surprise,
even tho editor himself, if ho were to consult
his own files a year or two bnck. Gen. Ca
meron comes in for a good deal of indigna
tion for tho part ho took in tho early Taylor
movement, a movement, which did not, at
the time, much provoke the ire of the Gazette.
The truth is, it is sbere folly to deny tho ef
fect of the tariff fraud of 1844, which gave
birth to tho tariff of 1840. It is acknow
ledged by candid and intelligent democrats
iu every part of tho state. We called upon
mi intelligent and influential democrat iu
Philadelphia, a few days after tho election.
On our refering to the causes of tho defeat
of the party, he took up his pen and wrote
the following :
"The defeat of the democratic, party was
owing to the extreme folly of Robert .1. Wal
ker, Secretary of the Treasury. He became
intoxicated with his position, ruled every bo
dv, made a false more in regard to the Coal
and Iron interest of Pennsylvania, and in
stead of at once retracing his steps, he vainly
hoped by determination to make wrong ap
He afterwards explained to us that he was
one among the number who visited Mr.
Walker in Washington, pending the tariff
bill iu the Senate. IWr. Waker, lie said,
acknowledged that lie committed an error in
reuard to Coal and Iron was anxious that
the error should be corrected, but was not
willing that the suggestion should bo consid
ered as his, or, that he had committed a
blunder. If some of the whigs would make the
proposition to amend, his friends, he said,
would support tho amendment. Mr. Webster
was r.ppealed to, and finally agreed to meet
Mr. Walker nt a certain hour on Sunday
evening. Air. i.riiicmicu ana several ouier
ailing whigs, hearing of the movement, put
their veto upon it by refusing to go into the
measure, nnd prevailed upon Mr. Webster
not to uttend tho appointed meeting, saying
that Ihey had Mr. Walker in a tight place
and would keep him there
V7 Tho fullowing persons have been
mentioned as likely to form part of General
Taylor's cabinet. The General however, has
something to say in tho matter and may
make some important alterations on the list:
Mr. Ciittemlen, of Kentucky, Secretary of
Abbott Lawrence, of Boston, Secretary of
J. M. Clayton, of Delaware, do. do.
George Evans, of Maine, do. do.
tiavlio Peyton, of La., Secretary of War or
Thomas Butler King, of Ga., do. do.
Jefferson Davis, of Miss., do. do,
W. P. Mangum, of N. C, do. do.
J. R. Imjorsoll, of Pa., do. do.
.losiali Randall, do. do. do.
TriH'iiian Smith, of Conn., Postmaster
Francis Granger, of N. Y., do. do.
Reverdy Johnson, of Alan hind. Attorney
W. Cost Johnson, do. do. do.
A 111 i.i. to Abolish Slavery in the Dis
trict of Columbia will, it is said, be offered
in Congress next month, by Thad. Stevens,
member elect from Pennsylvania. fhila.
C7 Thad., it strikes us, will not have a
seat in Congress until after the 4 lb of Alarch
Thirtieth Congress. The House. When
the present Congress first assembled last De
cember, it was politically divided as follows :
Whigs 115; administration 110; abolition
(Tuck) 1 ; native (Levin) 1. The New Vork
Tribune gives tho facts as to the subsequent
vacancies and re-elections, showing that the
session closed 11.1 wings, (including (lidding-:,
Root, Palfrey, implacably hostile to
Tavlor, nnd not counting Tuck and Levin
either way,) to 112 democrats, includii
Wilmot and thieo or four free soil men from
New York, nt the recent election in New
York, Horace Greedy, wdiig, was chosen from
the (ilh district, in the place of David S
Jackson, dem., and Esbou Blackmail, whig,
from the 27th, iu place of John M. Holley,
whig, deceased. This increases the whig
strength to 115, the original number. The
bolters from Cass ami Taylor, however, are
so numerous that no parly has a clear ma
jority. he an Burcn free-sou men hold
the balance of power.
Coiter AllJilXG O.N mi: Sciicvi. Kil l.. We
stated a few days ago that a company of Eng
lish gentlemen were successfully at work
mining and smelting copper ore on the
Schuylkill, opposite Valley Forge. We learn
that it is a company of American gentlemen,
who are mining only the copper ore of that
vicinity. Tho location is Shannonsville,
Montgomery county. Tho pioneer in this
new undertaking was Col. Edward F. Gay,
of West Philadelphia. Air. R. P. Renin
ton, of Philadelphia, is iho present ctiicietit
siipeiintendent of the mines, and a large
amount of tho stock is held by Philadelphi
tins. The operative miners are principally
English, 1 lie ores aro shipped via Schuyl
kill Canal, &c, to Baltimore, to be smelted
Tho mine now in tho full tido of successful
experiment is a new one, nbuut 500 yards
west of this village, on tho Peikiomeu Creek
a mile above its junction with the Schuylkill
river, and is known as the Perkioineu Alining
Association. This institution, unlike most
others now-a-days organized for similar oh
jects, seems to have been established for
mining, not speculative purposes merely.
Real capital, practical experience, business
tact and persoveranco have been brought
into requisition, and the judicious and syste
matio application of such elements entitles
them to success.
Ala. CLAY is not vet onlindv nut of il:iii'Tf.
though somewhat better than previdnaoW
counts represented him.
Gen. Cass. .Somo of the Democratic pa
pers of Michigan aro urging Gem Cuss' re
elccliou to the U. S. Seuate.
THE GREAT ROBBERY.
The following is a list of the property sto
len on the night of the 8th Inst., from the Na
tional Gallery in the Patent Olllce at Wash
Gold snuff-box. set with diamond".
Gold scabbard, belonging to the sword
presented to Com. Biddle.
Gold medal struck by order of the senate
of Hamburg at their continental commemora
tion of tho establishment of their constitu
tion. Silver medal ; duplicate of the same.
Gold medal, commemorative of tho delive
ry from assassination of General Bolivar.
Gold medal struck in Peru in 1821.
Do. do. do. do. 1828.
Gold medal of Napoleon.
Silver do. do.
Silver medal of Rio de la Plata, 1813.
Roman gold coins.
Pint bottle of otlar of roses.
Two extra pearls in tho gold snuff-box
which was taken.
Twenty-one medals, of copper and silver,
of Generals Wayne, Green, and other Gene
rals. A reward of SI. 500 is offered.
TWO MEAN CASE!).
Friend Fitz. Soure years since when mo
ney was scarce, and almost every thing was
done in tho way of trade, a man named Jones
called into the grocery nnd dry goods storo
of one Mr. Bhown, and asked for a darning
needle, offering iu exchange nn egg. After
receiving the kneedle, Jones said
"Come, sir, ain't you going to treat?"
"What? on that trade ?" inquired Brown.
"Certainly a trade's a trade, let it be big
"Well what will you take?"'
"A glass of wine," said Jones.
Appalled by the man's meanness, the storo
keeper took the identical egg which he had
received for the darning kneedle, and handed
it to his customer, who on breaking it into
uto his wine glass discovered that it contain
ed a double yolk. "Look here," said the
sponge, don't you think yon ought to give me
another darning kneedle ; this, you see, is a
But I heard your much-loved Aunt Betsy
II a story the other evening which eclipses
the above all to pieces. Slio was speaking
of her milk-man, whose business has been
hurt by a wooden-tailed cow. "Ho is tho
meanest man in tho world," tAw exclaimed.
He skims his milk on top, and then he turns
it over and skims tho bottom, and then ho
skims the sides, and then ho divides 'it into
ten parts, carefully skimming each part !"
Peculiarities of Public Men. A Wash
uigton letter writer, m describing tho pecuu.
arities of some distinguished public men,
"It is interesting sometimes to see tho dif
ferent ways in which different individuals get
out of the same dilemma. Air. Calhoun is
not often at a loss for a word, but occasion
ally one sticks in his throat, in tho pronunci
ation, like Alacbeth's 'Amen.' In such a
case he gives a petulent twitch or two at his
shirt collar, and runs his bony fingers through
his long gray hair till it fairly bristles again.
Webster, when bothered for a word, or
sua t led up in a sentence, almost invariably
scratches the inner corner of his left eye
carefully with tho third finger of his right
hand. Failing in this, he rubs his nose
quite fiercely with the bent knuckle of his
thumb. As a dernier resort, he springs his
knees apart until his legs resemble an clipsisi
then plunging his hands deep in his pockets,
he throws the upper section of his body
smartly forward, and the word is 'bound to
come.' Gen. Cass, in a similar predicament,
passes his hand along the lower edge of his
vest. Air. Benton sinks his voice so that the
remainder of his sentence is unintelligible.
Mr. Mangum is violent, and the obdurate
word is supplied by 'Oeck hock snoo V Air.
Johnson, of Aid., Air. Crittenden, and Air.
llanuegan are never bothered : they speak
'right on,' and their drafts upon the Presi
dent's English are never dishonored."
EXTRAORDINARY J01'ItEY TO VOTE.
A gentleman of Providence, who had been
travelling all over the world for two years,
reached home on Wednesday morning. He
had been making his calculations for four
months so as to reach Providence in time to
vote for Taylor. He was not aware of the
alteration in tho day of the election, and did
not ascertain it till he saw it in a Providence
paper at Jamaica. Ho had engaged passage
in a steamer which was to leave in a week,
but fearing that he might be too lale, he
started iu an open pilot boat for St. Jago, to
take another steamer. Ho reached St. Jago
half an hour too late. Ho returned to Jamai
ca, having been in tho pilot boat three days,
and took tho steamer for Havana. There he
took tho Cresent City, which was compelled
to put into Wilmington for coal. At Wil
mington, fearing that the detention of the
boat might make him too lute he started over
land, travelling night and day ; and although
detained one night at Washington, by arriv
ing half an hour too late, he reached Worces
ter on the day of tho election, soon after the
last train of cars had started for Providence.
There ho tried to hire a locomotive to bring
him to Providence, bnt tho agents of tho road
did not dare send one, without notice, for
fear of meeting iho upward train ; and it was
so lute that an hour express could not reach
Providence (ill tho polls had closed. Now,
wo call this man a live Whig, and wo are not
sure but the Secretary of State ought to count
his vote. Wo shall reckon it, when we
speak of tho Whig majority iu Rhode Island.
And w hile this good Whig was making all
these exertions, to fulfil a great duty of citi
zenship, hundreds of men, calling themselves
Whigs, entitled to the same right and resting
under the same responsibility, have quietly
staid at home within ten minutes walk of the
polls. Providence Journal.
LosT n or about 4,16 10th insti
a uold Ring, set with hair. The finder
will be rewarded by leaving it at this office.
B" Our readers are referred to the ad
vertisement of the Paxinos Furnace.
The Offlrlnl Vote templet.
Below we give tho full official vote for
President and Governor at the recent election
in this State. It has been prepared with
great care, and is tho first statement of the
full rote that has yet appeared.
t ... . f . s
Adams 1806 3331 1762 25 76
Allegheny, 6164 8856 6591 10112
Armstrong, 2133 2094 2126 2030
Beaver, 2383 2764 2303 2655
Bedford, 2739 2613 2816 2836
Berks, 8411 4207 9485 5082
Bucks, 5245 5084 5364 5140
Bradford, 3748 3241 1889 3272
Butler, 2308 2410 2247 2505
Blair, 1427 2293 1435 2476
Carbon, 996 768 1181 889
Crawford, 2861 2580 2748 2205
Chester, 5140 5895 5360 5949
Columbia, 3157 1980 3396 2263
Cnmber'd, 3069 2989 3178 3242
Cambria, 1421 1151 1386 1233
Centre, 2544 1649 2611 1856
Clinton, 1004 808 967 911
Clearfield, 1111 630 1168 761
Clarion, 2238 1252 2306 1372
Dauphin, 2269 3249 2254 3708
Delaware, 1500 1975 1547 2194
Elk, 283 145 242 134
Erie, 2087 3500 2022 3418
Fayette, 3290 2776 3441 3045
Franklin, 2988 37.r)8 3199 4006
Greene, 2362 1354 2379 1476
Hnnting'n, 1871 2289 1922 2590
Indiana, 1568 2371 1544 2410
Jefferson, 992 783 972 887
Juniata, 1201 1103 1212 1179
Luzerne, 3785 2967 3991 3516
Lancaster, 5514 9727 6080 11390
Lebanon, 1800 2637 1862 2996
Lehigh, 2996 2550 3199 2978
Lycominff, 2298 1850 2357 2036
Alontg'ry, 5218 4645 5627 5040
Alercer, 3104 3642 3094 2977
Alonroe, 1769 425 1830 518
Alifllin, 1591 1413 1586 1548
McKean, 429 376 418 367
North'lon, 3t76 2551 4203 3191
North'd, 2124 1516 2258 1765
Phil.c'y&co. 21000 2596t 21510 31230
Perry, 2061 1339 2295 1562
Pike, 612 120 799 216
Potter, 627 278 468 22G
Somerset, 1103 2755 1127 3018
Schuylkill, 3538 4264 3700 4939
Sullivan, 360 182 303 129
Susquehanna, 21 i f 1597 2563 1853
Tioua, 2077 1219 1344 1350
I'nion, 16H6 28S7 1656 3129
Venango, 1532 988 1538 1061
Washington, 3918 4065 3820 3898
Wayne, 1455 855 1642 997
Warren, 1145 947 1088 948
Westmorel'd, 4955 2856 5197 3124
Wyominir, 948 780 892 861
Yo'rk, " 4345 4162 5151 4838
168221 168523 172661 186113
Majorities. 302 13452
The vote of Tioga, m returned liy the judges,
is Taylor 1201 ; Cnss 1344 j Vsii Huron 1039
This was owing to the arciiU-utal reversal of the
voles of Tuylor niul Van Buren in Liberty town
ship, making it Vim Burcn 87, Tuylor 1, instead
of Taylor 87, Van Bun-n 1. We have summed
it up us it should have been, if the returns had
From the above table we find the following
Taylor's majority over Cuss,
" " " loth,
The popular vole in Oct. iimountrd to,
In November it amounted lo,
Popular vole in 1844,
" " 184S,
Increase in four yearn,
Wo see from the table above, also, (hat
although Gen. Cass did not carry the State,
yet his vote is larger than that of Johnston,
the successful Whig candidate for Governor,
by 4,134 votes. Taylor's vote is larger than
Johnston's by 17,586 votes. Bulletin.
VAN lU RENS OFFICIAL VOTE IN PENNSYL
12 Northumberland, 8
1 1 Perry, 5
riuladeiphia Co. 5b8
JStw Yohk. Utiieiul unit unomeiul relnrns
from the whole of the Klate, have been received,
and give tho following result :
Taylor, ... 218,538
Van Uureu, ... 120,376
GtoudA. Tuvlor's majority will be about 3,
000. Locihia!ia. Taylor's majority will bo over 3,
00O. In in The majority for Cans will probably
low. The few returns received aro favorable
to tyuiM and Uutlcr, but not decisive as yet
Vimiuxh hui gone for Cam by a smull majo
rity of 700 to 1,000.
Ilukum. Taylor has gained 10,562. Polk's
majority was 1 284920 counties to hear from.
The Kiates is doubtful.
Ttxia. A few returns have couie to baud,
nd their complexion induces the eoncemtion of
the Htate to Cans.
Mii'iiiim All heard from but twelve coun
ties. Taylor is about 1000 ahead. The wsult
atill appears to be doubtful.
Fluuiui. Taylor's majority is about 1000.
An nm. Thin State is conceded to Cswt by
about 600 majority.
AaKAXtii-The returns not complete, but
Can has carried it by a decided majority.
Loi'ii Napoleok, in his last speech, sum
med the style of a monarch. It is said ho
has actually put on the Imperial robes in pii-
vate, to see how they would become him.
From the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser.
THE WILD CAT.
In these days of diffused knowledge1, every
body knows, or ought to know, that the wild
cat resembles poor pussy about as much as
the hog resembles the rhinoceros. It is in
faot the lynx of North America a strong, fe
rocious, hard-lived animal, just as tamcablo
as the tiger, and not a whit more aminblo.--It
inhabits deep forests, prefers thick wooded
swamps, and prowls chiefly by night. When
wounded by the hunter and not disabled, it
flies at him with trenchant claws, and grow
ling like a fury fights to tho last. And yet
it has good qualities. By-the-bye, what ani
mal has not 1 It loves its offspring, never
deserts them, nnd will defend them to tho
death. If you are full of "a game spirit,"
and think you could "whip your weight in
wild cats," begin by capturing or assailing a
kitten, and, rely upon it, with the first squeak
if she bo anywhere within a mile, you'll
have the old one down upon yon like a flash
of lightning, and with such squalls, nnd such
a burst of fury, ami of so terrible an aspect,
that the chances arc a thousand to a fraction
of a unit you'll run for your life.
1 was plodding once in a wagon, from To
ledo to Alaumee, over an execrably level
road, iu the hot noon sun of a mid June day.
The driver was a hardy fellow, who looked
as though he could out-hug a bear, and loosen
tho tightest Alaumee ague with a single
shake, and yet he owned he had been fright
ened by a wild cat, so that he ran for it, and
then he told the story, which I give you partly
in his words.
"I was driving along this road in a buggy,
with as fast a horse as ever scorned a whip,
when somo ten rods ahead of us, just by that
big oak, a wild cat, leading threo kittens,
came out of the wood, nnd crossed the road,
and went into those bushes on our left, and I
thought what nice pets they'd make, aud
wished I had one. When I came up I noti
ced one of the young ones iu tho edge of the
bushes, but a few feet off, and 1 heard, or
thought I heard, the old one stealing along
deep in the woods.
"1 sprung out, snatched up the kitten,
throw it in tho buggy, jumped on, nnd start
ed. When I laid hands on it, it mowed, and,
confound it, it kept a mewing, and as 1
grasped ihe reins, 1 heard a sharp growl and
a thrashing through the brush, and I knew
the old one was n coming ; and tho next in
stant she streamed over a log and lit in tho
road, all on an end, with her eyes flaming,
her hair bristling and her teeth grinning, nnd
she turned as on n pivot, and gave an un
earthly squall, as she saw me racing away,
and bounded after, with such yells and fury;
and gained on me so fast, that for very fear,
I threw the kitten out, and lashed tho flying
horse ; bnt she scarcely paused for that, but
bounded on a while, as though recovery of
her young would not suffice without revenge,
and when I saw her at my very back,
stranger, I did tremble, and I scarcely
breathed until her crying imp recalled her.
Here, at the top of this pitch, I looked back
and saw her standing, with her young one in
her mouth, looking after me, as though she'd
half a mind to drop the kitten and give chase
again. I gave the horse a cut, and did not
feel quite safe until I got somo miles away.
I made up my mind from that time forward
to let young ones alone."
THE SECRET OF ll'tK."
Persons are very apt to attribute want of
success to their, bad luck," and thus covers a
multitude of misfortunes. They do not re
flect that it is for themselves to say w hether
they shall succeed or not, and that nothing
can daunt perseverance. To all who repine
at want of luck, we commend the folluwing
paragraphs from Rev. H. V. Beecher's lec
tures to young men:
"I may here, as well as any where, impart
the secret of good and bad luck. There are
men who, supposing Providence to have an
implacable spite against them, bemoan in
in tho poverty of a wretched old age, the
misfortunesof their lives. Luck forever ran
against them and for others.
One, with a good profession, lost his luck
iu the river, where he idled away his time
in fishing when he should have been in his
office Another, with a good trade, perpetu
ally burnt up his hick with his hot temper,
which provoked his employers to leave him.
Another, with his lucrative business, lost his
luck by amazing diligenco at every thing
else but his bussiness. Another, who steadi
ly followed his trade, as steadily followed his
Another, who was honest and constant at
his work, erred by perpetual misjudgmcnt, he
lacked discretion. Hundreds lose their luck
endorsing; by sanguine expectations; by
trusting fraudulent men; aud by dishonest
gains. A man never has good luck who has
a bad wife. I never knew an early rising,
hard working, prudent man, careful of his
earnings, and strictly honest, who complaiii
ed of bad luck.
A good character, good habits and iron in
dustry are impregnable to the assaults of all
tho ill luck that fools ever dreamed of. But
when I see a tatterdemalion, creeping out of
a grocery lato in the afternoon, with his hands
Muck in his pockets, the rim of his had turn
ed up, ami tho crown knocked in; I know he
has had bad luck, for the worst of all luck is
to be a sluggard, a knave, or a tippler.
Col nt Ear kits. Notes of the denomina
tion of $5 are being put in circulation, in
Kensington uud other parts of the county,
purporting to have been issued by the Uuiou
Bank of Delaware. They are easily detected
by the Cashiei's name in the spurious given
as J. B. Huskins, while the genuine is W. B.
Brobsou. Vignette, view of a city, wilh ves
sels at wharves. Look out for them.
On TiiEia Wjkdino Wat. Washington
letters say that some Northern "gentlemen"
have already gone to Baton Rouge anxious,
of course, for Gen. Taylor's health. The
General will doubtless hand them over ta his
physician. He will, unless he wishes to get
into the bauds of the physician himself.
Tut High Bridgc at New York, which
has occupied nine years in building, is now
completed, and the water let through the cof
mHE subscribers SMffneca of DcnBler, Haas,
X A Co., will expo to sale by public vendue,
on Thursday tho 8th day of February, 1848, ort
THE CITARCOAL FURNACE,
known as the Paxis fcawra, situate on Sha
mokin Creek about 11 mile, oa-t of Sunbury and
w, bin one fourth of a mile of the Danville & Potts
v.lle Rail Road, toother with coal bouae, two
dwelling hm,-s,w-m.ll and other improvement.,
and wilh al the ncceMary implement., neccaaaw
to work said Furnace. There are alwurandto
rank, two thousand cord of Wood, whicfi will be
old at the same time. The location ia a fine one.
and the country is well surrounded with Rood
Tho Fumnee is built on a perpetual lease nt a
rent of ijiUOO per annum for three years from April
next, after whic h time, tho rent may be raised to
lilOO, per annum. Tho Furnace Will be kept in
blnst until the middle of Jun'y next. Any persons
wishing to view the mime ran do so bv calling on
the premises. For further parlieulars'applv to tho
subscriliers. W. & I. FEGELY.'
Sunbury, Nov. 25, 1848.
tV The Philadelphia Bulletin and Harrisbura;
Keystone, will please publish the above, once a
week, till sale, and send their bills to this office.
To Ihc Heirs oUIcnrr M'CSee.dcc'd.
fVIO Michael MeGee, Rodney McGee, Dennis
a MeGee, Bernard Mi-Gee, Sarah MoGcc, John
Mi-Grc, Catharine McGrc, Margaret Ann Mc.Gce,
Who have for their Guardian John MeGee, Sarah
intermarried with Daniel Labey, Naney McGoe,
MimiiNscs McGcc and Catharine MeGee.
YOU aro hereby cited to lie and apiienr before
tho Judges of our Orphans Court, at an Orphans'
Court to bo held at Sunbury on the 1st day of
January A. D. 1840, at 10 o'clock in tho forenoon,
then and there to accept or refuse to take the Real
EsUite of Henry MeGee, dee'd., situated in Chilis
quinine township, in the county of Northumber
land, at the Appraised Valuation put unon it bv an
impicst duly awarded by the said court Of which
the aforesaid heirs will tnko notice.
JAMES COVERT. Sh..riir.
Shrff. Office, Sunbury, )
ISovrnilier 25th 1848 J
IS hereby (riven to all Legatees, Creditors and
other persons interested in the estates of Jacob
Kuntz, dee'd.; settled by his ndm'r. l'eter Snyder,
of Jin-ob liousb, dee'd ; settled by his adm'r.' An
drew Gully, of Win. Lemon, dee'd; settled by his
adm'r. Thomas Lemon, of Abraham Eister, dee'd ;
settled by his adm'r. John S. Eister, of Robert H.
Hammond, dee'd ; settled by his adm'r. William
C. I.nwson, of Frederick Kobel, dee'd ; settled by
bis executor Henry Latshaw, of Jacob Slave,
dee'd ; settled-by his adm'r. Samuel & John.Shive
of Paul I.ubr, dee'd ; settled by his adm'rs. Mi
chael Lahr ci Abraham Leuker, of Dennis Wool
vrrton, dee'd ; settled by his adm'r. Win. Fcgcly,
of Elizabeth mart., dee'd ; settled by her adm'r.
Peter Pursel. The account of Jacob Hillbish,
guardian of Elias Pcifcr, the account of Jacob Ra
ker, guardian of Anne Dimklelicrger, the account
of Win. Raker, guardian of Lewis Rothermel,
late of Northumberland comity, dee'd. That tho
Executors, Adin'mstratorsand Guardianshavc filed
their accounts with the Register of this County,
and that they w ill bo presented to the Orphans'
Court of said county, on Tuesday the 2d day of
Januarv next, for confirmation and allowance.
EDWARD OYSTER. Reir'r.
Sunbury, Nov. 25, 1848.
rilHIS Powder is warranted far niicrior lo any
A thing in use lor imparting a keen, smoothedgc
to A'a 201 s, Surgical instruments, and all kinds of
line Ci-TLF.ni ; il may be applied lo any kind of
strop. Also superior Razor, Knives, and Perfu
mery, wholesale and retail, bv
ALFRED DENNETT, Agent.
Depot of Fine Razors, Strops, Crushes, and
Cheap Fancy Goods, No. 18 South Fifth street a
bovc Chestnut Philadelphia.
PniLAiiKLi'iii.i, Fob. 15th, 1848.
This may certify that I have used ono of the
Strops prepared with HAYNES MAGIC DIA
MOND POWDER, and can attest in tho most
unequivocal manner, that there is nothing can lie
found that will produce the same etVecl in my opin
ion, and must say to others, try it, and you will
find it superior to any hejetofore in use.' I can
truly say that I never knew what a sharp razor
JOHN SCOTT, Iron Safe Maker, 41 S. Third iL
PiiiLAUKLPiu , October, 1848.
A very bard Ward and tender face has com pol
led me to seek and test mary contrivance design
ed lo make shaving easy and pleasai.t, but with
indillcrent success, until I made uso of tho Magic
DIAMOND POWDER, sold by Alfred Bennett,
and Roussel's Shaving Cream. ' Their united pow
er act like magic, and imp irt a power to the Razor
to rcmoxe the most stubborn beard, without irri
tating Ihe skin or temper of their owner.
J. COX, 49 South Fifth Street.
For salo at (his olliec Price 25 cts. per Box.
November 35, 1S18 Oiri.
"itev" Che.? GoorTsT
Tlie largest ss.Huilint ut In Town,
John W. Friliiig,
ESPECTFl'LI.Y informs his friends and
MJL customers, that ho has received the
largest and best assortment of goods ever ef
fered iu Sunbury. Consisting of
Groceries, Hardware, tyieensware, Luptors,
Drugs, Pa hits
and a great variety of other articles.
The public are respectfully . requested to
call and examine his slock beforo purchasing
Sunbury, Nov. 18, 1848.
CHEAPER THAN EVER.
TTAS just received nt his storo, in Sunbury;
xx an assortment of the cheapest Goods, tha-'
ever camo to tho place, consisting of
French black Cloths, Cassinetls, &c. Cali-'
cues, of excellent quality and colors
price 6 to 10 cts. Good Muslins, a
yard wide, at 6 J cenls.
These aro not tho low priced trash articles
usually sold. Muslin deLnines. of line qual
ity aud patterns 18J. Handsome Terkori
and other Shawls and various other articles.
The publieare requested to call and judgo '
Sunbury, Nov. 18, 1848.
Munbiiry Iliblc Society.
The Biblo Society, of Sunbury. wishes to
inform the public and the Sabbath Schools of
the different denominations ; that they have
just received a new supply ol Bibles, and
Testaments, both German and English, of
large and small print for sale, and can be
bought lower than in Philadelphia at retail
S rices at Airs. Dorcas Grants, iu Sunbury one
oor from the Methodist church.
The Society respectfully invites all the
Female subscribers to attend their Annual
meeting, which will be in the Publio school
house room, No. 1, on tho second Saturday iu
December ut 3 o'clock.
By order of tho Board
Suubuiy, Nov. 18th, 1848 31.