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TKJl.l.Ant pernnnuni In be fnild Inn yearly ii'i uilvsuee.i
No ouliur iliwj iiitiiiut-U until all arrrtimiivi are imid,
, All c iiiiiiiiintc.'Alima or letters rln Immni-sa feinting hr We'1
.omciy to niMire uif u'-iiih, inum oe i r r,iv. , , ; s . . ,
Three eiplc to oni wdlrek, ' ' ' fstib
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One Rinre or 10 liiinsi 3 linRi, , : i
iivery nnliiL'(juunl InuertLiii, t
line tiiu irn, 3 immihs, . . f " ' ,j ,
One yc;ir, . , '
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MurcliantR ntitl ntlicrK, oilvurlina liy il,o
yeur. wltlitlie priviU'fr i f mMjriiiigfui-1. ,
Vertmt (ulvevtiseiminu weukly. ,
ty ) winter AilvertUrniciits, m per Hfrccmcnl.
H. B. MASSE?.,
ATTORNEY AT I. A W ,
- scxiBtrnv, pa. i'
- 15uinoi tlpiiileJ to in ibe Connli Of No)
hutrl erland, Union, Lycoming nnd 'olmnbia.
ltufcr to 1 t '
r. &. a. luivi'iuiT.
I.OWKH &. UaIIHII!!, ' .
' IlKtNOLns, McI'ahlanIi Si Co
SrEiittio, 'looit & Uo.,
THE ( HEAP BOHR STORE. .
ClIKAP NkT & SfCOM) HAND BOOR SlOFK.
Nnrlh West turner f r'mirlh and Arch Sired
Law Bon1! Thwlogiral unit Comical Gooka,
JSlOGnAl'MCAL HISTOK1CAL HOOKS,
SCHOOL I 00 KS.
Scientific and' .MA iHE.MATlf-Ar. rio iKS. '
, Juvenile Books, in great variefy.
Hymn Books and Praytr flnoks, Bil)!i', dll sizes
Blank Booh, Writ 'ing Paper, anil Stationary,
II 0' nnl tt'lntt.
r Otn prires nr Mnmn 1'wer thnn Ibe REorLAlt prices,
t'" liliinri'-a nntl piinll pirpi-l of h tkfl purcliaRctl,
L?' U .'Wfl imp iriril t- unliT fr ml Iuidon.
riiilnilelpliin, April 1, y
unit ! ru I IT ill Seeils,
.V, 3. Arch W VUlLADKi.PniA.
Constmilly on hanH n gi'iirrnl norIinpnt iif '
GROCERIES. TEAS, WIN E,S. SEED S,
To which they respfcil'illy invite the o'lentioii
All kinds of country produce taken in exchange
for Urovrrici or told on Cominission.
Phila.l Apr'' ! tS
- " KlANUrAGTORlT,
Ko. ID Ouuth Sicimil nmt East ih, duwn stain
: i ... .. I'UII.A i:U'!ll.. ,
RT r.Srr.'"l'KUI.LY iiil'oims Tiis fri-nd ami
JSia. !1' I," "' he rmnlHiit y Vtvyi on
and a argi? ansortment of rln clrens wil niv
t oarh-a. IMiairs., i'raJ i-f, miiik.t nndlinvo -ling
liaskeU, and tvery varirty ol basket work
Country v errhanW and others who with to
purchase, such ai tic cs .(ooit and cheap, would
tio well to call on him, as they are al, nianulac
tuteil by faim intbe best manner.
I'hilade phia, June 3, 181S. ly
c.iitp & seT Ij K G It .1 T I X G .
WM O MA SOX.
48 Chesnut t. di'tirt nbnre in! l; Philadelphia.
Ensrarer oflll SINESS VISITING CABDS,
Walch papers. Labels, Door plates. Seals and
ftamps lor Odd Fellows. Suns of Temp-rance,
kc. Always on hand a general asortment
of Fine Fancy (Joods Gold pens of every quality
Dog Collars in great variety.' Engraven tools
.and materials. ;
Agency for the Manufacturer of Glaziers Dia
Orders per mail (P pa'J) be P"ncIual,y
.attended to. , .
rhiladelphia, April 1, 1"48 y
ri-PS T PREMIUM PIANO FOR l ES.
rS'UK SUtjSCHlHi:! has been appointee, agent
I for the sal or CO.N K A D VI K.VKIt'S CK.LK-
'BRA'l'EJ) VilF. JUH KOSE WOOD PIANOS,
"at this place, t hese Pianos have a plain, mas
,.tive and heautilul exterior finish, and, lor d. pih
.ol tone, and elegance of workmanship, are not
,xurpa-sed by any in the Ur.ileil S'atea
t hese instiii'iient are nigrny appien ,.T
the most emiheut Professor and 6inpor of
ilusic in this and other cities'
For qualities of tone, toorh and keeping in
"tone upon Cor.cert pitrh, they raunul b utpaa
ted by either Amen.-an or European Pianos
SuiKce li to say lhat Madatna Castellan. W V
. Wallare. Vieon Temps, and bia sisirr, the cele
. braied Pianibt. and ariany otberg of the nin,t tlis-
AtiKiuisbeil perforinera, have given tnese insiru
! tnents preference, ovet all others ' ''
They have also r ceived the first notice or the
three lanl Exhibitions, and th last Silver Medat
by tha Fiankliu Inslitnte iu 1813. was awarded'
to Ihein, which,, wilh other premiums from the.
.. same source, may be seen at the Ware-toom No.
, 9 annt Fourlb, at, .
fX?"Aiiolher Silver Medal waa awarded to C'
:, Ateyer,. by the Frahklin Institute, Oct 1815 for
the b'1 P'ano in the exhibition.' '
Again at the exhibition of the Franklin Insti
tute. Oct 1818. the first preminmamt medal was
j awarded Id !. Meyer for hi Pianos although it
bad been awarded at the exhibition of tha year
' before, on the ground lhat he had made still great
I er improvement in bia Instruments witbia.tbe
' jiast 12 month.
Ag"i ft the last exhibition of the Franklin
Institute, 1817, another Premium was awarded
io C. Meyer, lor the best Piano in llw exhibition
At Bototi, at their last exhibition. Sept. 1817.
' b. Meyer received the fim silver Medal and I'i
' ftt'oTia. for the best squara Piano in the exhibition1.
'' Thee Pianna will be tiild at Ihe n.aii'Harlu.
fer's Ipwedt Philadelphia piices, if not snmetliing
lower. Pef'sWs art requested to rail and exam
ine for themseWea, at Ibe residence of the sub
.ciber. H B. MASSF.U. ,
Biinbnry, April 818
' THE CHEAP -, r : '
llrusli, 0"il nntl ' Variety
- ' STOUR
;.. ' , . '; V" B0CKIUS AND RROTHER, .
BRUSH MAcrACTi'nt:it. '
AND DEALERS IN COMBS & VARIETIES
Ao U8 Kurlh Third. b L,w Ilace find Nth
East Conner of Third and Market ttretl, .
T H ' ff ?aK.ADEt,POTA. r "
lL YtTHERE they offer for sa a general' assort
nnt,pf all kindsof Brashes. Combi'anl
" ari'etiea wbirb they are determ ned lo seb
lnwer I fun rar) tie purehased aewhero. '1
' Cdiintry Merchant alid others furrbaaiag ih
Dirabnvejine wil find ir to their 'dvie to
all before purrbasine c'tewhere a the qua i'y
nd frires will be fuVjf (irarantaeei ' against all
I'aiM-'phla, Jime Ht-.1y
ii n I V.'
i ' ' ';
O I wish I Waa iu.Edon '' A - '.' .i i
W'fJcffi toll th be nas'-ea is fecdin, : ..
the Pig ati J coWa an oasea,' .
And tlie long- tnl Bull Wot tosses -the
DtilUntr nnd'the Tabblt,'
:' i,; amuse jt Is liU ftubbit, i . , r
Where Lima, Tigcra, Monkcca, ' . . i ; :
' ' an tli'cm long car'd thlrtgi colled Donkeys "
Meat all together daj'loa . ; .
M'i:h CrockitiyW" M akafcy. . ,
''"' W'are spnrrcli oi tbo bushil r, ,, t,
Siii(fa tlieit mates tUc tlirualica . , ,.
an Haws ami little Rcns ,),,,, .", . .
:r; - M'awks 61)01(1 like Cocks and Ens,,,
. ; Ojio looking at tliq tutlvcr
.:-Tot' all the Y'orU liko a brutlier, ,
Ware no quarlin is or Phytin, , .
. its true fvbaf ime aritctb , . .
i O for a wauk at even, - .
somcw-are about 6 or 7, , i
When the Son be fjwing to lied,
"With bis fane fyroo red, , , ( ... .
O for the grapes and rczings
Wot ripens at all sccsins; .
the apples nnd the plumbs ,
Ae, hi j os my 2 thumbs; '
the hayprecocka and pcechis,
. Wot all within our rccch i,
- " i , '
Aifd wc motiglit pick nnd beat
faying liutbing fur our treat,
0 fur the pooty flours
A bloomin al all ours, . . ,
So that a large Uocliay
Yew may gather any day
Of ev'ry flour tiiat blase,
"' frum colleflour to Rose.- ,.
mim win i. iMyii nii imwiiii Wm fcwnim i
Prom Ncal'a Saturday Gazette
THE WIDOW 1I15DOTT.
WBITKS TO IIEIt IJAlGHTrR, MRS. Jin.
1)i:ail Mixissy : T now take my pon in
liand to tell you tliat I rutlu r guess you'll
be considerably astonished when you read
what I set down to rite. I've aot some
news to tell that you cant guess if you try
till next never, so you may as well give it
up furst as last afore you bep-in. And vou
aint to let on a word about it on'y to Julii
terand Kier and Selinv. Comi to think, I
don't rare if you 1ej Sain Penderrrasses
wife, bein as how she's a partieklrr. friend
o' mine. Out dont you opn yer head
aliuiiciv i. .... --w,' ... ...... .. v
want tosupprisi th W'upjlelown folks, and
make em open thrr eves a lot-tie. Come to
consider, I guess you'd better not tell Miss
IVnderrrass, for line afeavd she cant ke p
it to herself. She miiht let it out to the
Kenipes, and they'd tell the Crosbys, and
the Crosby's they'd carry it straight to
Major Coon's wife, and she'd be sure to
tejl old Dawson's wife, (Ibe widder Jinkins
that was she 'twas Poll Bingham,) and
site's the verry undenlical person I want to
keep it from till it busts upon her all of a
sutlding, like a thunder clap. I guess Tie
letiher know't I can hold my head as high
as hern in futur, for who did she git but a
decrippid old bun": head that she wouldn't
a had if she could got anybody else. I
guess on, the hull you hadn't better say
nothing about it to Kier's wife, for fear
she'll tell her folks, and thpy'll sartainlv
devulgate it all round. If you dew tell
her, you make her promise she wont hint
a sillyble about it to her stepmother she
'twas Rosier Winkle nor to nobody else.
You must all keep it a profound secret till
I come. If nothing happens to pervent,
we shall be in Wiergh ton next week a
Saturday, on our bridle tewer. , A Sunday
rnornin we calki'ate to go to meeting long
a you and Jubiter, and in the arternoon we
shall tend the baptist meetin. I tell ' ye,
wont ther be-some starin' in Wi-r-rletown
that day. - I sim-ss they'll find out that Ime
as good as enrjy on 'm if not a leetle better.
I shant liev on none o' the things they've
ever geen me wear. , My rig?in is to be
intijvly new. ..Y-'r Uncle Magwire. has
made me a present of a handsome green
merino diK-ss,. and your aunt Magwire has
gin me a new brown velvet bunnit, and yer
cpusin Jefll-rson has presented me a nele
gaiit plad shawl, and I catkilate -to come
Qut ju. em a" in Wiggieow'n.' 11
Speakin q' niy new Wardrobes, reminds
,Tiet.o tell you that if Jabe Clark' comes
your wav a peddlin, not to trade a cents
wotli with him. You remember' how he
come it over me about the shoeg dont yel
Well its amaziti I shoulcJ ever be such a
lool as to bp took in by him agin rbut so
'twas.;- lit; come -.alon here a spell ago,
and sarved me the awful lest trick that ever
you heerJ on. , I was alone in the house
yer aunt had went to a' 'sick nabor's, nnd
the way he cheated riie was perfectly dret
ful. " My blud biles how a thinkin on 't.
lie portended he'd experienced religion,
and lamented over the wav he used tocbeat
and lie1; Bud as true as I lire and breathe,
actillv sot round me so 't he preBwadod m.e
to swop away a uelegant stun colored silk,
that cost me a dollar a yard, for a miserable
slazv stnmd consarn, itrmt he said was al)
the fashion now called it "aiody flewry"
, and what makes it more ajgravatin, made
me pay tew dollars to boot, Hut that want
the wost on 't. for come to onroll itr we
found that three or four yards away at tother
eend on 't was all dammidged and stained
up twant fit for nothing. Yer aunt was
mad at me for bein so took ih, and yer uncle
he lafft and hectored 'mp. and went on
about it you know what a critter he is (o
bother a boddy. At last i busted out
cry In, and went off and shot rnysvlf up; in
my room, and stayed there till tea tiintt
and when I r.ome down, lo and behold, yer
uncle etept up and handed mo a rir-w.pTfen
merino dress he'd ben off to the store nd
bought it a pur post (or Aip.'fringe, andut
tons and everything to trim it with ; fnd
Ive cot it mane up, and it setslik a nanny
; SUNBlJitV, NORTriUMBKRLAN D COUNTY, 1A.
I cant helpfeelin awfully Hauled about the
tilk. i i took it toi Parkpr.and Pettibom fn
and fcWTnjjpt it! forHdme tilings t .wanted.
Thoy wouldn't nllow me but eighteen pence
a yard, and 'twas all 'twas Woth., Jabe
made,. me,. take a-,cupple oV haildkerchcrs
tew, for a dollar ,a piece said he'd stake
his repertation on 'I they want hal cotton
and no more they want, for coineto dew
era up, ' they showed out plain enufl that
they 'was all cotton did you eVetf - He
got roilnd the rider tewmade liim pay
five dollars for a buzzum pin said 'twas
topij sot in goltl, and it turned , out to be
vallar glass with a pinchback rim ronnid it.
I was clear out o' pashencc with the elder
.for bein so green but sittiwaled as I was
I couldn't say nothing ye know. If ever
I come across Jabe ' Clark' ngih, if hr dont
ketch it, no matter. But Ime wonderful
bizzy about these days and so no more at
present from your affectionate mother.
Prissilla P. BnDoTT.
P. S. Give my love ;to Jubiter. line
grattified to hear that the baby is so forrard.
What do you calkilate to call him? I hope
it twont be Jubiter (or somehow I dqnt
egzactly like the name, tho' it sounds well
for a man. But dont in all favor name
him arter yer par. ".tlezekierV an awful
name. How do ye IikeShadrack 1 That's
the name of his grandfather that's to be.
Yer uncle and aunt and JelT sends love.
: p.p. p.
P. S. Yer cousin Jeff asked permission to
read this letter, and he say I liaint told you
who Ime a gwine to be married tew, nor
when the wedding to be,' nor nothing.
But taint to be wondered at that I forgot,
for Ive got such a numerous number c
things to think on now. My future com
panion is the baptist minister of this place
by the name. Elder Sniffles. The way
we come acquainted was quite singular.
You see I took to altendin his meetin be
cause the presbyterian minister here is such
small polaters that twant eddilvin for me
to set under his preachin, and tinderstandin
that oltler bnilfles was a very gilled man I
thought Ide go to hear him."' Well, 1 liked
him wonderful well, he's a powerful speak
er and his prayers is highly intereslin. So
I goes to hear him a number o' times. Hp
obsarved me and wasividently pleased with
me but, ciurinz a! the time I was crealin
such a s nsalion in hisfeelinsl never knowd
but what he had a wife. How I did feel
when I found out he was a M iddiwrr. I
was dr.-tfully fhistrated, and'kt p mvself as
scerce as possibfe. ' But ho follerd me tip
accept of him. Its so moloncolly to be
alone in the world, and then ministers dont
irow on evry bush. The weddin is to
take place next week a Wensday evenin at
yer uncle's. .. Elder Yawpers, from Slab
town, is to reform tho ceremony and preach
in elder Sniflleses place the next Sabbath
when we're gone.
The elder lives in a gamble rufft yaller
house, I mean to make him put wines to't
and make it look ruther more fashionable.
It stans on a descendin elevation that slants
down to thp canawl on oile side, and not
fur behind it is a morantic grove, He haint
no family but a little hiirhty tiihty gal that
they brought up. I tel) ye if I dont make
her stan round when. I get there Ime mis
taken.. We shall start , for Wigglotown a
Thursday, in the stage and git thrfe,'I
spose, a "Saturday evenin. : Now Melissy
Smith remember youre to keep it a profound
secret. I dont want nobody in Wiggleton
to know a word about till they see us come
a walkin into meetin.; If you anser this
afore we icome, direct your letter to the
reverend Mrs. Snillles. . :
r Your affectionate mar,
P. P. Bi:dott
' ' '(till next week.)
P. S.' Ive writ an elegy on my marriage'
that Jell' thinks is one o' my best oims.
He's gwin to send it to bp printed in the
Scrabble Hill Luminary, right under the
jiiarriage notice. He's a keeping it from
his par and mar, cause they haint no sense
o poitry yer aunt espeshelly has always
u mini ri umiii raiJ' in tj umuji
,. 1 J i l . . .. r - "Ii
disencurndgod my wrilin for the papers.
' . . .
Uut she can't help herself. , t'f p. IS. ;
From, the CcroU.le Hill Luminary.
MAEiutp. In this village on Wed., the
20th inst., by the Rev. Elder Yawpers,' of
Slabtown, the Rev. O. Siiadrack Smffi.es,
of Scrabble Hill, to Mis. Pr.ihciu.A P. Bi
dott, relict ,of : the jute deacon Ilez'ekiah
Bedott, Eq., of Wiggletown.
Ihe fair bride has sent us the following
morceau which our readers will unite
with us in pronouncing equal to a former
effusion from the same gilled pen. Wp
wish the happv pair all the felicity which
their distinguished abilities so richly merit.
Ens. Li'M. ' '''' if.
1 ''. - TO SIIADRACK; '' ' -
Fvissilla the fair and Shadraclf. the wise,
Have united their fortuns in the tenderest of ties
Aud being mutually joined in tlie matrimonial cpn
'! " wiiwiuu,- . , :,;.,,,., j P.,...,.- i (i
lltt-vebid adoo to their previous afflkUpu. - ,
) ' .-.-I ''
ho more will they mourn their' widdered sittiwa
''. -' . - - ' i i.ii u in . : i,.. .-, "
1 i.'x'M- ..:1,., - .-..: I, r'
And coiijiiiptr to pyUie pilhuwt mitigation i j i '
15 ul pardarrs for life to be pai ted no more,.j ! ,.'
Tbeiiiavrrera in eeiuled, tjit ir UonUxs is o'er. . j -'
O Shadrack, my f-'hadr'ack ! ' Frlssilla did speak,
Wjiilo the rosy red blushes sunnantlcd tier rhfeV,
And the tcr,s of affection bedoozled her eye, ' -
0 Shadrack, my BliaJrack ! I'me yuurn till I diei
The heart tliat was scornful nnortokl a a stun, .
Hu aurrtnttered at last to the fortinil one; ,
Farewell to lb luiaerits and griefs I have bad,
I'll never desert thc, O Shadrack, my shad !
1 j; 1 ; I- 'I.;.'.!: , t !, jI.;!,.;,!!; ,' ' '
Iam'Facti'ue, or Coffee .Mills.
Bbonsborp', Md., pdd Fellow states that no
les thai! etetfeen futndred coffee mills per,
Seek have peenmamifactiired lately, at Ir,
entz'i iactory'ihear that place, ofthreeliuu'
drtd per day. '
.Frpan tint Phila. tfdgorj
. , ' CAPONS. - "
.Mkssrs Editors! Tha , common' dung-'
in r .it r , i
ill! fr.wl te rtf i '. r .i - .
nil lowlts seldom eaten m. any pi tho great I
.iiln.of pmi.-, ' . ,'1
Citiea of Europe in, it8 natural state, as wilh
us. -The consumer would consider it os unfit
for the table a - bull-beef, and the farmer
would find it'n- nnprofilnble a mode of pre
paring his stock for the market. . "'-'
The fanners on the continent alter I heir
fowlsof both neves as they do their pis and
horned cattle; .and willi the same improve
ment to the quality ; and enough ; ond-any
fanner boy enn safely underluke it. The
bird is not Cftsily destroyed oven by the clum
siest manipulation incident to the operation.
- Interlock the wiugsofa rooster, nut rjver a
year old Btid let an assistant bay hold him on
your lup, one side up. , Ptut the hip feathers
wilh the thumb and fmgor of your loft hand
and quickly w-iih a. hharp pdnknifu'moke
a half inch incision through the flesh, between
Ihe hip and the last rib and two inches from
the spine, parallel wilh the ribs. Pressing
open ihu lips of the wound, you will see a
lilmy skin, which, you must pierce, when a
small orange colored cylinder 'will appear,'
tied lo the spine. This is the organ lo' be
removed. You should have a pair of simple
wire nippers, wilh liltle bowl-shnped ends,
lo grasp and leisurely bring awny the o--gnn.
If it is not laken away entirely, success is
hot complete. The fingers, however, will do
very well, especially after you get in the
knack of it. Then turn the bird on the
other side, and by the same process expose
and remove the corresponding organ on that
side. The whole, w hen one gets ex-pert at
it, is the work of two minutes. Draw together
the lips of tin wound by a couple of sliiches
wilh common unread put a few feathers oil i!
as a styptic, and let the roosier'r'uB, , Ho will
be under the weather for a day or two, and
his bright eomb will grow dark and finally
in his moral nature. His gallantry nnd his
pugnacity will vanish, and his ambition will
bp confined to love of ease and good eating;
his fiech will become soft and juicy j and the
usual weight will be fully doubled in, a year.
Herein lies the farmer's ptofit, thought it
should be stated that the capon inour market
commands alsO a higher price per pound llian
other fowls. . . ';
An analncous operatiou has nearly the same
(foiie"' l,-", tliu linn n.t. la o o.t,'
In Poland, the cmnsculntirn Is done by
young girls, who without assistance place
the bird, wilh locked wings, in the lup, mnke
a cross incision nt ihe bottom of the abdomen,-and
inserting a finger along each side
of the spine, reach the organs and bring them
away by the grasp of the finger nails. Bui
this we have not seen. Cnpt. Kiivolski, how
ever, assures us that it s very easily done.
The Philadelphia market is pretty well
supplied wjth capons at present, by some
Jersey farmers, who have made a deal of
money by attention to this improvement.
The price is still held so high as to limit the
demand very much ' '
We would advise every farmer to try this.
If he lacks confidence, he can make his first
essay oh the dead bird. A.
Electro-Mai.netic Track vpon the Great
National Road Col. Benton, in his late
speech upon tho great route across the conti
nent, proposes to leave room for a magnetic
railroad,' and makes allusion to the, progress
of Professor Page in the developemenl of this
new power.' A correspondent of the National
Professor Page has been untiring in his de
votion to the application of electro-magnetic
ptuver as a substitute for the dangerous fluent
of steam, and is to give us some exhibitions
of Ihe results of his investigations. ' It is a
I r . u .u r i f
J fact we 1 worthy of note, and of w hom
I i.l. .-.,,1.1 fl , n .....In.. l.n. .I.-.
should feel proud as a nation, that tho fust
signal improvements in electro-inagiwUism
were of American origin. , The first electro-
magncno engino was niventeu uy 1'roiessor
Houryj the tirst discoverer of principles' upon
which ihe availability of the elcetio-tnagne
tic telegraph depend wus Professor, floury;
the (irsl lo assert tho practicability of such (
telegraph was Professor Henry, iho firiat in
veutorof a practicable electro-magiictic tele
graph was Professor Morse; mid, for aught
we can ee, Professor Pugo is in a .fair .way
to accomplish the complete triumph of elee
tro-magnetic power. It would indeed be
singular if all these great achievements should
be of American origin,.. i
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,.A Singular , "MysTERioi-g Disiri-tin
ance,'1 Case;i Mr. Richard D. Doiao, a mer
chant, of Harpers Ferry, whosa mysterious
disappearance some few years since has been
a matter of newsjiaper comment, returned to
hi farmer house on Saturday UisJ.i;.He haa
been spending most of his lime, in Glasgow
Scotland, j , The Spirjt of Jcflersou ay. I
It is a singular case, and will produce some
Strange judit'ial proceedings. Supposing that
he had either died or been murdered hi Phi
ladelphia, Uis eate, bouig 4 very considera
ble one, )tad passed into the hands of Almini&-
tratoiSi and , we, presume entirely settled, so
far as the Bgonts of the Court were concerned
leaving a Jarge surplus just jo progress of di.
tribution pmorig the legal representativea,
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.'The British Gqvbenment has resolved to
remove John 'Mitchell from Bermuda to 'a
muuer curaiio, in
consequencs of ' hi
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'A Colorp Womai died In .Vev- Ortean
hottt tei days since, aged 13? year.
SATURDAY,! MARCH f 1 81.
)n li rn-i
MR. BBStoW'siVtA'S' Of'V h6A0 io fHB
j PACIFIC. ,(,,;
. WiV Benton' Hill to provide fot the con-
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atructien of a Railroad to tho Pacific, content-
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plates . a magnificent enterprise. It
meuces at St. Louis, ,and runs to San Fran
ciscq. , "
A breadth of one' tnila from the frontier
of Missouri to the Pacific ia to ba reserved
for' the purpose ol laying 'down, at once,-
uiib irucs oi laiiioau room uenitt ten tor
u.iier irucKs iiereaiter, auti lor oiner sonsoi
roiuis. A per centum ol tho proceeds ot the
public land sales is to be applied lo the con
struction of .the woik. It is to be an under
taking by the Government, without the co.
operation of individual stockholders. The
Government is to build tho road, and to own
it wnen Uuiit. . A branch road is to run to
Oregon and to connect with the Columbia
' In submitting this plan, Mr. Benton made?
a most eloquent speech, bf which the follow
ing is an extract : ; ! '; v
"The road I proposo is necessary lo n, and
now. We want it now. The state of our
possession on the Pacific demands it. The
time to begin has arrived. All the necessa
ry information is on hand. The means, are
ready. The title to Oregon is settled, and a
government established there, and population
is growing up. California is acquired, peo.
pie are there, and a government must follow!
We have a fleet on thnt coast: troops there,
and going. - Streams of population are con
centrating there. Since the discovery of the
new world by Columbus Jhero has , not Uceu
such an unsettling of the foundations of socie
ty. Not merely individuals and companies,
but communities nnd nations are in com
motion, all bound to the setting sun to the
gilded horizon of western America.
'For want of an American road, they take
foreign routes, far round, by sea, and land, to
reach, by ail immenso circuit, what is a part
of their own laud. Until we can get a road
of our own, we must use and support a fo
reign route, but that is a temporary resource,
demanded by tho exigency of the times, and
and until we can get our own ready. Never
did so great an object piesent itself to tho ac
ceptance of a nation. We own the country
from sea to sea, from the Atlantic lo the Pa
cific, and upon a breadth equal to the length
of the Mississippi, and embracing the whole
mporatzjvi,1.X.hji:0 tUQUsnnd.m.ies across
ilellogram of our domain. We can inn a
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ntional central road, throogh and through,
the whole distance, under oor flag aud under
our laws. Military reasons- require us 10
make it: for troops and munitons .must go
there. Political leaeous require us to make
it will bo a chain of union between the
Allanlie and Mississippi States. Commer
cial reasons demand it trom us: and hero I
touch a boundless field, dazzling aud bewil
eiing the imagination fvom its vastness and
importance. 1 m- trade ot tho racide, ol the
western coast of North America, and of eas
tern Asia, will all take its track; ami not only
for us but our posterity.: That trade of India
which has been shifting it channels from Ihe
time of the PUicuiciaus to the present, is des
tined to shift once more, and lo realize the
grand idea of Columbus. The American road
to India will also become the European track
to that region; ; ,: . ; f . ; "j
'The European merchant, as well as the
American, will fly across our continent on a
straight line to China. The rich commerce
of Asia will flow throtmh our "centre. And-
wheie lias that commerce ever flowed with
out ciirryinz wealth and dominion with ill
Look at its ancient channels and the cities
which it raised into kingdoms, nnd the popu
lations which upon its treasures became res
plendent in science, learing nnd the arts
Tyre, Sidon, Balbec, Palmyra Alexandria,
among its ancient emporiums, attest ihe pow
er of this, commerce to enrich, to aggrandize.
and to enlighten nations. Constantinople, in
the middle ages, and in the time of tho time
of the crusades, was tho wonder of western
Europe ; ami all because sho was then a
thoroughfare of Asiatic commerce. Genoa
and Venice, mere cilies in later time, became
ihe match of kingdoms, aud the envy of tho
kings, from the uipre divided streams of this
trade, of which they became the thorough
fare... Lisbon had her great day, and Portu
sal her pre-emineuce during the little while
that the dii-oovery of the Cape of Gcod Hope
put her in communication with ihe east. Ams
terdam, the city of a little territory rescued
from the sea, and the Seven United Provinces
not equal in extent to one of our lesser States
became great iu arma iu letters, in wealth,
and all upon the East India trade
And London, w hat makes her the commer
cial mistress of the w orld what makes an is-
one ,of our first class
Stales, the mit,icss of possessions u the four
quarters of gjobe, a match for half of Europe.
aud dominant in Asia! W hat maKesall Uns
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or contributes most to make it, but this same
Aiwt)o trwda I ,. Iu no hipunce. has it fulled
to carry the nation or the people vt lucli pos
sessed it, to the highest pinnacle of wealth
and power, and wilh it the highest attainments
of letters, arts, aud science. ( And. s it will
continue to be. . An Arnorican rand to India,
through the heart of our ou a country, will ra-
five upon its Una all tho wonders pf which
wp have read-r-and eclipse, them. The wes.
Urn wilderncw, rum ihe Pacific to the M
iaaippi, n ill '(start into life todsr J' ouch
A long lino of -cities) will grow up; Existing
oitiea will tako ivnev Hart. , Thealate of the
world eails for f now. road to ,Iqrlia, .and It U
our destiny toriv it, the laat n4 greaieat
Lof . a f n tha gretrisef tha oceaaion
and allow outseJvee worthy of the eNtraoidi-
nary circumstances irt which we are placed,
uy securing wnue we can an American roao
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" India central and nation for .durst Ives
u. - i i. r,-
thousands Of ycau to come.",
TheGouj Fever in ENotAND.Tha "yel
low fever" rages as fiercely in England as
it does in this comrtry, and the papeia are
nneu with speculations and poetry upon the
subject. A London paper breaks out as fol
Yankee Doodle all agog,
W'itb the golden mania,
Debts no longer prove a clog
, Happy Pennsylvania !
Those who about stocks and loans
Kicked up such an old dust,
Live to see thp very stones
Come down with the gold dust, .
Every one who digs and delves,
'! Join the Indians tawny :
1 Take a pick and help y ourselvc.
In happy Californy. -
Opening A Ball with Pa aver. There
is a considerable excitement in the village
of Easihampton, Musschusetls, on the subject
of dancing. The minister of tho placo has
preached against ihe practise from tho pulpit,
and a Ball having been announced by its devo
tees hit asked and obtained the privilege of
opening it wilh prayer.. After the prayer,
commenced and proceeded
DysfErsiA. A physician announces in tho
London Lancet, that ho has been completely
cured by taking mix vomica, homrropnthietilly,
and without faith in its virtues, until the cure
Snow Balls in Horses' Feet David
Thomas in the Albany Cultivator says, that
soft soap well rubbed into the bottom of the
hoofs when clean, and before the horses leave
the stable, will prevent the collection of balls
,J he Medical Men who practise in the
city of London, declare lhat cancerous and
pulmonary affections have been enormously
increased of late ye ars, by the quantity of
meat unfit for human food, which is daily
ll'PsGd of within the bill of mortality.
,JCiICILcH," Ui' UtVA-IwiAtili, lMS'-lrtll-XCC-CU 11
curing drunkards of their bad habits. He
isolates the patient, gives him brandy and
water to drink, prepares all his food tea and
cofiee. At Ihe end of a few weeks, the re
gimen produces an uncontrollable disgust and
repugnance. A physician should, however,
watch the operation for fear of apoplexy and
cerebral congestion. One hundred and
thirty-nine soldiers where so treated with
The Bishop of London's Father was an
honest tailor. ' '
Pt:iriliitil hnnpv nnrdii,,! nil n tinrin r:lrr. 14
w. .......... , w.. v
said to .cure the pain of a burn as if by magic.
To measure Hat in the Mow or Stack.
More than twehty years since I copied the
following method of measuring hay from some
.publication, and having verified its general
accuracy, I have bought and sold by it, and
believe it may be useful to many farmers,
where the means of weighing aro not at
hand. . ...
Multiply the length, breadth and height
into each other, and if the hay is somewhat
settled, ten solid yards will make a ton. Clo
ver will take from ten to twolve vifrds for a
ton. Alb. Cultivator.
Prince John's Latest. John Van Buron
met Mr. Fillmore at the time of his last visit
to Albany ...
"What are you going to do fur us, Mr. Fill
more, now you are in office," said ihe hope
fid heir of honors. : !
"Do for you V said the Vies elect, gt oj
humoredly "We shall do nothing we don't
know you." ' '
"Gen. Taylor will certainly redeem his
pledse to us," said John.
'Pledge what pledge 1"
"The one he gave at Buena Vista, not to
leave his wounded behind Lim "
One of the most beautiful gems in oriental
literature is containcil in a passage from a
Persian poet Sadi, quoted b) SirW. Jones, the
sentiment of which is embodied in the fol
lowing lines ; . , - i
The sandal tree perfumes when riven,
The axe that laid it tow :
Let man who hopes to be forgiven,
' - Forgive and bless his foe. 1
friend of our Jo her help, "is tho only f way
you can accomplish great tilings." . " 1
. Duo day eight apple dumpling wero sent
down stairs and they'all disappeared, r -1
"Sally,' where are those dumplings
." managod to" gel through' ihern, ma'arri."
' '"Why how oil earth did you contrive lo eat
so many dumpling T" '' ., "" ' " .
J-Perseveriiig, ma'am" answered Sally.-
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Coal on the Eie IUilrqah. A company
is about organizing to take anthracite coal from
I Carbondale to New Turk, and also to ihr
northern part of the Slate, by two connections
will) the. fcna Railroad.
The good die first, ' " 1 l '1' "
And they whose heart are dry as summer
dusl;-! - In. .i.lvi, !;',.- !.,,i,-.
Burn s tho socket. i f .
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oLD.,9ER'iisinti)L; ; ; Ko.;os.;
Irtfi WlfsTKRIH ELOPEMElkT.I I ;.! ,',
' A fe w d'aya aihe 1 W cood a : p:itT.)th
briefly mentioning the elopement oftwo girl j
from Indianapolis, wilh two enlisted recruib
for tlie rifle regiment. A more-detailed -ao-'f
count of 'their adventures is git on .if'O.' Cu.'.
vington (Indiana) paper, tha People's Fiiand,
as follows : ' -i
It appears that a -couple of very ' reepacta-
tie young ladies, whose parents ore in 1 fair""
standing in tho city of Indianapolis on
Miss Charily Ann Cunningham, and the other 1
Miss Ray, daughter of ex-Governor Riy fell
in love with a love wilh a couple of n cruits
for Ihe rifle service enlisted in that city, and
eloped with them taking a western tracK. .
Miss Ray's intended, for some cause to us un
known, deserted the company at Hillsborough
fourteen miles east of thisleaving Miss Chari
ty's "iliime," James Squire alias Wise, ill
charge of the two ladies. ; , .
The trio reached Covington in safety on,
Thursday hist. Mr. Sqnire'a stock of funds
about this lime failed him, and hd was com-'
polled to forego tho pleasure of visiting Puo
kerdom, and tarry wilh us. During the day
he made a small raise by disposing of a fid
dle; by various false preteuoes, procured
from the county clerk a license and concluded
all the preliminary arrangements for matri."
mony Judge Rawlcs to tio the "gordion
knot" in the evening. But alas! for "Oah
course of true love" and things, tho ladio
would talk, and by talking "let tho cat out cf
They revealed lo others of the sex r.t th
"Sloan House" many interesting- incidents
connected wilh their ulopement, which very
naturally became matters bf notoriety bofuia
night. The clerk concluding, from the uatuio
of the developements thus brought to light,
thai it was rather a precarious business' ts
grant this interesting couple permission to
marry, repented the deed, and solicited the
judge to retain the license when it came into
his possession and decline saying the cere
mony which requests were compli-.-d with
The prayers, tears and entreaties of ihe in
tended bride ami groom availed naught tha
hard hearted judga wa3 inexorable, and kc-pt
a tight hold on the precious document, at the
same time pertinaciously refusing lo officiate.
Thus the evening's entertainment closed.
Early tho following morning a couple of gee
tlemeu reached town iu hot pursuit of tha
runaways. Just about tho time of thuir ar
that was seen of him he was i. , - .- - w
board fences, back tinek, lo avoid being ar
rested as a deserter. Miss Ray has returned
to Indianapolis, the other Miss continues at
the Sloan House. Better luck to their next
Mr. Squire, alias Wise, we might notice ia
this connection, manifested on a former .oc
casion deep devotion for Miss Charily Ann,
by taking a heavy portion of laudanum whiin
in a love fit. Ho wus rescued from a suicidal
death by the timely use of stomach pumps
fate no doubt reserving him for a higher end.
Friday night Squire and Miss Charily
"stole away" for parts uuUnowu. They'll go
the figure this time.
tT CUARLI LAMB,
An old man slovv'y aaid,'
Where's the snow
That fell the year that' fie 1 1
Whore's the snow !
As fruitless was the task, of many a joy that's
As the snow.
The hope of airy hirfh, like the sr.ov
I i slaincd on reaching earth,
Like the snow J cv-f.T,
While 'tis snorkling in tho ray Vis iu?1'.':i fu.
Like the snow.
Cold, deceitful thing, is t'.ie snow.
Though it comes on dove-like wiiia ,
. False snow,
'Tis but rain, disguised, appears,
And our hope frozen tear.
Like the snow,
ExTitAOT!mNAr.vOccfr,'i:Ncn. The If;i".
riibal, Mo, Journal mentions a singular cir
cumstance that looks a little fishy. 'J he
Sheriff of Schuvler county, who is the tax
collector, left 2,'200' at' home, while he,
went away on business. Iu the n'ght bur
glars broke into the house. The wife fired
and shot one, and a traveller lodging iu the
housj killed another. JJpon examination,
she found the one that she had shot, to be
her Otct husband. '
It was the saying of a great divine, L.'s-vi
on long observation, thai he had found mere
good in bad people, and more bad in goc-i
people, than ever he expected.
Somebody tried to excuse a liar to Doctor
Johnson, sayhig "You must not lielieve more
than half he says." "Aye," rcplici the i'.c cJ
tor, "but which half!'1
A GUAKO-EMt ALMID ChUP-11-0 C-tf.vT
day the mummy of a male child, fouai im
bedded in a vast deposit of Peruvian t-auo,
nearAiica, w as brought from that part lo
Liverpool by the barque Octafi. , Iu the
deposit were found three bodies, supposed t-i
be those tf a ful her and mother, aud ilii.s
child. The. two JuH bodios b,avo been for
warded to t 1m BritibU Museum. ' .
A CAiiroasu FvESwiKpiE. the menv'
bera of a business firm at Cleveland, Ohio,' ef
ler making , purchases -lafely over.SfSOM it
New Yorki sold out and w ere rnakirg,' fT !:
California. One of them was arrested at
Louisville, on Saturday week, and strps hsy
boon takon to head the ciber rfT ut einis
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