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.001001 , BOOKS.—School Directors,
0 Teachers, Parents, Scholars, and others, in want of
School Books, School Stationery, &c., will find a complete
assortment at B. POLLOCK. & SON'S BOOK STORE,
m a rket Square, Harrisburg, comprising in part the follow
KEADERS.—MeGuffefs, Parker's, Cobb's, Angell's
SPELLING BOOKS.-Illeauffey's, Cobb's, Webster's,
gown's, Byerly's. Combryls.
ENGLISH GR.AMMAKS.—Bnllion's, Smith's, Wood
bridge's, Monteith,s, Tuthill's, Hart's, wells%
alwrossics..—Grinashaw's, Davenport's, Frost's, Wil
son's, Willard's, Goodrich's, Pinnoek's, Goldiunith's and
ABITHMSTIO'S.--Greenlears Stoddard's, limerSOsee,
Pike's Boss's, Colburn's, Smith and Duke's, Davie's.
ALGEBRAS.—Greenleaf s, Davie's, Dare, Bay's,
DICTIONABYS.—WaIker's School, Cobb's, Walker,
Worcester's Comprehensive, Worcester's Primary, Web
ster's Primary, Webster's High School, Webster's Quarto,
NATURAL PHILOSOPHIES.--Comstoclea, Parker's,
Swift's. The above with a great variety of others can at
any time be found at my store. Also, a complete assort
ment of School Stationery, embracing in the while a corn•
plate outfit for school purposes. Any book not in the store.
procured At one days notice.
11J Country Merchants supplied at wholesale rates.
ALMANACS.—John Baer and Son's Almanac for sale al
B. M. POLLOCK & SON'S BOOK STORE, Harrisburg.
Wholesale and Retail. myl
OP VARIOUS SIZES AND PRIORS,
Which, for beauty and nee, cannot be excelled.
REMEMBER THE PLACE,
NO. 18 MARKET STREET. mart
N E W B 0 0 K S I
"REAL AND SAY," by the anther of "Wide, Wide
Wood " "Dollars and Ceuta," &a.
"HISTORY 01 METHODISM," by A.Stevene, LL.D.
For sale at BOREYFERS , BOOKSTORE,
ap9 No.lB Harker at.
A LARDS AND SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OP
RICHLY GILT AND ORNAMENTAL
Of ♦arions Designs and Colors, for 8 cents,
TISSUE PAPER AND CUT FLY PAPER,
At [my24] SOREFFER , S BOOKSTORE.
WALL PAPER I WALL PAPER I !
dust received, our Spring Stock of WALL PAPER,
BORDERS, FIRE SCREENS, &c., &c. Itis the largest
and best selected assortment inthe city,ranging in price
from six (6) cents up to one dollar and &quarter ($1.25.)
As we purchase very low for cash, we are prepared to
sell at as low rates, if not lower, than can be had else
where. If purchasers will can and examine, we feel
eonlident that we can please them in respect to price
andquality. E. M POLLOCK. & SON,
ap3 Below Jones' House, Market Square.
TETTE R, CAP, NOTE PAPERS,
Pens, Holders, Pencils ? Envelopes, Sealing Wax, of
the best quality, at low prices, direct from the manu
mar3o SOILEFFEIVS CHEAP BOOKSTORE
LAW BOOKS I LAW BOOKS !-A
general assortment of LAW BOONS, all the State
Reports and Standard Elementary Works, with many of
the old English Reports, scarce and rare, together with
a large assortment of second-hand Law Books, at eery
low prices, at the one price Bookstore of
M. POLCK do SON,
myti Market Square, Harrisburg.
APPROPRIATE TO THE SEASON!
BILK LINEN PAPER
FANS! FANS!! FANS!!!
ANOTHER AND SPLENDID LOT Or
SPLICED FISHING RODS!
Trout Flies, Gut and Hair Snoods, Grass Lines, Silk
and Hair Plaited Lines, and a general assortment of
A WART WAISTS OP
Whietk we will sell as cheap as the cheapest!
Silver Head Loaded Sword Hickory Fancy
Canes! Canes! Canes! Canes! Canes!
K ILLE RI DRUG AND FANCY STONE,
no. 91 BIARIDIT STREET,
South side. one door east of Fourth street je9.
B:r ONLY $1.75 PER TON.'!: -Ell
TREVERTON NUT COAL for gale at $1.75 per ton,
delivered by Patent Weigh Carts.
PINEOROIFE COAL, just received by CMS. for sale by
feb2l JAMRS M. WREELER.
GARDEN SEEDS ! I I-A FRESH AND
cOMPLZTE assortment, just received and for sale by
feb2l WM. DOCK, JR., & Co.
TIIST RECEIVED —A large Stock of
ity SCOTCH ALES, BROWN STOUT and LONDON
PORTER• For sale at the lowest rates by
JOHN H. ZIEGLER,
73 Market street.
FISH!! - FISH!! i
MA.ORRIIEL, (Nos.l, 2 and 3.)
SALMON, (very superior.)
MUD, Mew awl very Be)
11.112,11,1NG, (extra large.)
SMOKED HERRING, (extra Digby.)
SARDINES AND ANCHOVIES.
Of the above we have Mackerel in whole, half, quarter
and eighth bbla. Herring in whole and half bbls.
The entire lot new—DIRECT FROM THE rmasams, and
will sell them at the lowest market rates.
sepll WM. DOCK, Ja., & CO.
DUO DB MONTEBELLO,
HEIDSIECII & Co.,
DIRSLER & co.,
MUMM & CO.'S
In store and for sale by
JOHN H. ZLBOLER,
73 Market street
HICKORY WOOD! !-A SUPERIOR LOT
Mast received, and for sale in quantities to suit pur
l:buttons, by JAMES M. WHKELBIt.
Also, OAK AND PINE constantly on hand at the
lowest prices. dccB
VAXELY BIBLES, from 1$ to $lO,
X strong and handsomely bound, printed on good paper,
with elegant dear new type, sold at
Inc= SCIRIiFFICIPB Cheap Bookdire.
PRANBERRIES!!!-A SPLENDID LOT
VOR a superior and cheap TABLE or
SALAD OIL go to
KRILEIVO DRUG sPolta.
THP' Fruit Growers' Handbook—by
WARMS—wholesale andretaß at
timbal SOMMER'S Bookstore.
SPERM CANDLES.-=-A large supply
1 4 ,1 jest received by
WK. DOCK. Js.. & CO.
ELLER'S DRUG STORE is the place
to and tho bat mortment of Porte laconaies.
WM. DOCK. Jz., & CO.
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WINTER TIME TABLE
115 g_IZE MRS!
FIVE TRIES DAILY TO & FROM PRILIDELPRIIi
ON AND AFTER
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26rw, 1860,
The Passenger Trains of the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pan' , will depart from and arrive at Harrisburg as
Philadelphia as follows :
THROUGH EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Harrisburg a
2.40 a. m , and arrives at West Philadelphia at 6.50 a. in
PAST LINE leaves Harrisburg at 12.66 p. in., and
arrives at West Philadelphia at 6.00 p. m.
MAIL TRAIN leaves Harrisburg at 5.16 p. m., and ar
rives at West Philadelphia at 10.20 p. m.
These Trains make close connection at Philadelphia
with the New York Lines.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, No. 1, leaves Harrisburg
at 7.30 a. in., runs via Mount Joy, and arrives at West
Philadelphia at 12.30 p. m.
HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATION leaves Harris
burg at 1.15 p. m., and arrives at West Philadelphia at
6.40 p. m.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, No. 2, leaves Harrisburg
at 5.25 p. m., runs via Mount Joy, connecting at Diller
ville with MAIL TRAIN East for Philadelphia.
THROUGH EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Philadelphia
10.50 p. m., and arrives at Harrisburg at 3.10 a. M.
MAIL TRAIN leaves Philadelphia at 13.00 a. in., an
arrives at Harrisburg at 1.20 p. M.
LOCAL MAIL TRAIN leaves Harrisburg for PittalSur
at 7.00 a. in.
FAST LINE leaves Philadelphia at 12.00 noon, and ar
rives at Harrisburg at 4.10 p. in.
HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATION TRAIN leaven
Philadelphia at 2.00 p. m., and arrives at Harrisburg at
7.35 p. m.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN leaves Philadelphia
4.00 p. in., and arrives at Harrisburg at 9.45 p. m.
Attention is Called to the fact, that passengers leaving
Philadelphia at 4 p. in. connect at Lancaster with
MOUNT JOY ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, and arrive
Harrisburg at 9.45 p. m.
SAMUEL D. YOUNG,
n023-dtf Supt. East. Div. Peax'a Railroad.
N EW AIR LINE ROUTE
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Shortest in Distance and Quickest in Time
BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES OP
NEW YORK AND HARRISBURG,
READING ALLENTOWN AND EASTON
MORNING EXPRESS, West, leaves New York at
a. m., arriving at Harrisburg at 1 p. m., onZy 6% hours
between the two cities.
MAIL LINE leaves New York at 12.00 noon, and ar
rives at Harrisburg at 8.15 p. m.
MORNING MAIL LINE, East, leaves Harrisburg
8.00 a. m., arriving at New York at 5.20 p. m.
AFTERNOON EXPRESS LINE, East, leaves Harris
burg at 1.15 p. m., arriving at New York at 9.45 p. m.
Connections are made at Harrisburg at 1.00 p: m. with
the Passenger Trains in each direction on the Pennsylva•
ads, Cumberland Valley and Northern Central Railroads
All Trains connect at Reading with Trains for Potts
ville and Philadelphia, and at Allentown for Manch
Chunk, Easton, &o.
No change of Passenger Cars or Baggage between New
York and Harrisburg, by the 6.00 a. in. Line from New
York or the 115 p. m. from Harrisburg.
For beauty of scenery and speed, comfort and arena
medation, this Route presents superior inducements to
the traveling public.
Pare between New York and Harrisburg, Frvii Douala
For Tickets and other information apply to
J. J. CLYDE, General Agent,
WINTER ARRAN G EMENT.
ON AND AFTER DEC. 12, 1860,
TWO PASSENGER TRAINS. LEAVE HARRISBURG
DAILY, (Sundays excepted,) at 8.00 A. M., and 1.15 P.
M., for Philadelphia, arrivingthere at 1.25 P. M., and 6.15
RETURNING, LEAVE PHILADELPHIA at 8.00 A.M.
and 8.60 P.M., arriving at Harrisburg at 1 P. M. and B.lb
FARES:—To Philadelphia, No. 1 Oars, $8.25; No. 2,
(in same train) $2.75.
PARRS:—To Randincr $1.60 and $l.BO.
At Reading, connect with trains for Pottovilo, klinera
villa, Tamaqua, Catawissa, &o.
FOUR TRAINS LEAVE READING FOB PHILADEL
PHIA DAILY, at BA. M., 10.45 A. M., 12.30 noon and
8.43 P. M.
LEAVE PHILADELPHIA FOR READING at 8 A.
M., 1.00 P. M., 8.30 P. M., and 5.00 P.
FARES:—Reading to Philadelphia, $1.75 and $1.45.
THE MORNING TRAIN FROM HARRISBURG CON.
NEOTS AT READING with up train for Wilkesbarrt
Pittston and Scranton.
For through tickets and other information apply to
J. J. CLYDE,
dels -dtf General Agent.
REDUCTION OF PASSENGER PARES,
ON AND AFTER MONDAY, APRIL 2, 1860
With 26 Coupons, will be issued between any points
desired, good for the holder , and any member of his
infamily, any Passenger train, and at any time—at 21i
per cent. below the regular fares.
Parties haying occasion to Ilse the Road frequently on
business or pleasure, will find the above arrangement
convenient and economical; as Four Passenger trains
run daily each wry between Reading and Philadelphia,
and Two Train, 4r between Reading, Pottsville and
Rarrisbu.rg. Or fivolays, onlyone morning train Down,
and one afterr err train Up, runs between Pottsville and
Philadelphir ani no Passenger train on the Lebanon
Volley Brew) Railroad.
For the above Tickets, or any information relating
thereto apply to B. Bradford, Esq., Treasurer, Philadel.
phis., the respective Ticket Agents on the line, or to
G. A. MOLLS, General Supt.
Marta 27, 1660.—mar28-dtf
NORTHERN CENTRAL RAILWAY.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
ON AND AFTER FRIDAY, MARCIE 15r,.1861.. the
Passenger Trains of the Northern Central Railway will
leave Harrisburg as follows
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN will leave at.. 3.00 a. in.
EXPRESS TRAIN will leave at ....... • 7.40 a. m
MAIL TRAIN willleaveat . 1.00 p.m.
MAIL TRAIN will leave at 1.40 p. m.
=PRESS TRAIN will leave at —8.50 p. in.
The only Train leaving Harrisburg on Sunday will le
the ACCOMMODATION TRAIN South. at 3.00 a. in.
For farther information apply at the offi ce , i n p ane
sylvania Railroad Depot. JOHN W. HALL, Agent.
Harrisburg, March Ist-dtf.
TIRIED.BEEF—An extra lot of DRIED
BEEP just received by .
nog WM. DOCK, Ja., 8 & CO.
Just received by WM. DOCK, Js., & CO
Ifil MPTY BOTTLES t ! !—Of all sizes
. 12j and descriptions, for sale /ow by
dace WM. DOCK ) lit., & CO.
HARRISBURG, PA., MONDAY, MARCH 18, 1861.
That we have recently added to our already full stock
FOR TUE RANDKEROHIEW :
ODOR OF MUSK,
LUBIN'S ESSENCE BOUQUET.
FOR THE HAIR:
MYRTLE AND VIOLET POMATUM
FOR THE COMPLEXION:
TALC OF VENICE,
ROSE LEAF POWDER,
NEW MOWN HAY POWDER,
BLANC DE PRIMES
MOSS ROSE, •
NEW MOWN SAY,
Having the largest stock and best assortment of Toilet
Articles, we fancy that we are better able than our com
petitors to get up a complete Toilet Set at any price de
sired. Call and see.
Always on hand, &FRESH Stock of DRUGS, MEDI
CINES, CHEMICALS &c , consequent of our re
ceiving almost daily additions thereto.
HELLER'S DRUG AND FANCY STORE,
91 Market Street, two doors East of Fourth Street,
sep6 South side.
JACKSON & CO.'S
903 MAR/UT STREET,
Where they intend to devote their entire time to the
BOOTS AND SHOES
Of all kinds and varieties, in the neatest and most fash
ionable styles, and at satisfactory prices.
Their stock will consist, in part, of Gentlemen's Fine
Calf and Patent Leather Boots and Shoes, latest styles;
Ladies' and Misses' Gaiters, and other Shoes in great
variety; and in fact everything connected 'with the
CUSTOMER WORK will be particularly attended to,
and in all cases will satisfaction be warranted. Lasts
fitted up by one of the best makers in the country.
The long practical experience of the undersigned, and
their thorough knowledge of the business will, they
trust, be sufficient guarantee to the public that they
will do them justice, and furnish them an article tha
will recommend itself for utility, cheapness and dura
bility. [jealt] JACKSON & CO.
A FULL ASSORTMENT OP
HUMPHREY I S HOMEOPATHIC SPECIFICS
TO WHICH WE INTITE THE
ATTENTION OF THE AFFLICTED!:
For sae at
apt No. 18 Market at.
WE OFFER TO
A New Lot of
Of Beautiful Styles, substantially made
A Splendid Assortment of
A New andaElegant Perfume,
KNIGHTS TEIIPILARS' JIOQUET,
Pat up in Cut Glass Engraved Bottles.
A Complete Assortment of 3
Of the best Manufacture.
A very Handsome Variety of
POWDER PUFF BOXES.
KELLER'S DRUG STORE,
33 ,3 1 91 Market street
JOHN W. GLOVER,
Has removed to
60 MARKET STREET,
Where he will be pleased to see all his friend .
CHEMICAL SPERM CANDLES,
STAR (supanion) CANDLES,
A large invoice of the above in store, and for sale at
unusually low rates, by
WM. DOCK, in., & CO.,
jaul Opposite the Court House
GUN AND BLASTING POWDER.
JAMES M. WHEELER,
AGENT FOR ALL
POWDER AND FUSE
I. E. DUPONT . DE NEMOURS Ss CO.,
Mr A. large supply always on hand. For sate at mann
facturees prices. Magazine two miles below town.
My-Orders received at Warehouse. non
SCOTCH WHISKY.—One Puncheon
of PURE SCOTCH WHISKY Just received and for
HATCH & Co.,
238 WALNIIT STREET, PHILADZUHIA,
FLOUR., GRAIN, PRODUCE, COTTON,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
TOBACCO AND CIGARS.
DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS,
WINE, PORTER, MINERAL WATER, PICKLE AND
01 RRRRR DESCRIPTION.
H. D. & G. W.BENNERS,
oeltLAly 27 South Front eterecPhiladelphia.
A T COST!!!
BOTTLED WINES, BRANDIES,
LIQUORS OFEVRRY DESCRIPTION!
Together with a complete assortment, (wholesale and
retail,) embracing everything in the line, will be sold at
cost, without reserve.
jani WM. DOCK. .Ta., & CO.
HAVANA CTGARS.—A Fine Assort
ment,, comprising Figaro, Zaiagozona, La Suiza,
Bard, Fire Fly, Iltelvina, La Beriuto, Oapitolio of ad
sizes and qualities, in quarter, one-filth and one-tenth
boxes, just received, and for sale low by
JOHN H. ZIEOLFA,
jan3l. 73 Market Street.
k 7 ELLER'S DRD U STORE is the place
to hay Dootoptir WM/imp
CRANBERRIES—A very Superior lot
at oct26.] WK. DOCK, .7a. & 00'8.
JOHN H. ZIEGLER,
73 Market street.
Ett Vatriot it- anion.
MONDAY MORNING. MARCH 18, 1861.
From the Albany Evening Journal, March ]2.
THORLO W WEED ON HORACE GREE-
" FREEDOM IS ALWAYS WIIIIIN THE UNION."
For uttering this sentiment, Mr. Seward has
subjected himself to renewed assaults from the
New York Tribune. As that journal is opposed
to the Union, and wishes it broken up, it is
quite proper that it should hurl its anathemas
at whoever labors to prevent such a calamity.
This fratricidal purpose of the Tribune can
only he accounted for on the assumption that
its editors aspire to official positions unattain
able should the Union remain intact.
There was a time in Mr. Greeley's history
when we, with others, denied him quite above
the paltry ambitions of the common herd of
place-hunters. He seemed absorbed in his
profession, and content with the influence and
power which that profession, industriously and
ably followed, gave him.
But that delusion banished when the non
bestowal of office upon him was made the excuse
of a rupture with Governor Seward. The
epistle announcing that rupture presented him
before the world in a new and unenviable light
—as an aspirant for official position. It was
a sad revelation to many of his admirers, and
a source of infinite self gratulation to the few
who had, long before, made the discovery, but
who were unable to impress their own opinions
upon the minds of others.
The Postmaster-Generalship was once. it is
said, a pet aspiration of the editor-in-chief of
the Tribune. And for that place he had some
peculiar qualifications. But loftier hopes were
subsequently cherished. "Vanity in rags" is
an anomaly ; but no more so than vanity en
cased as the editor of the Tribune ordinarily is.
And yet vanity can be found concentrated no
more compactly anywhere than in that gen
tleman, whose California overland perils and
ovations had no less a stimulant than the Pre
sidency of the United States.
But those perils and ovations were endured
in vain—unless (having failed to secure an
appointment as delegate from his own district,)
the honor of serving Oregon as a sub-delegate
in the Chicago Convention was recognized as
an ample reward. That, at all events, was all
the recognition he received.
A dissolution of the Union, however, would
augment his chances wonderfully. Hence his
persistent advocacy of the right of the Gulf
States to secede. Hence his denunciation of
Cassus M. Clay as a man " destitute of cou
rage," when he spoke kindly to the border
States ; and hence his abuse of Gov. Seward
for declaring that "freedom is always within
the Union," and that, therefore, for the sake
of freedom, the Union should be preserved.
Hence, also, such mottoes as these at the head
of its editorial columns :
NO COMPROMISE-NO CONCESSION TO TRAITORS-
THE CONSTITUTION AS IT IS
And hence, too, the chilling commendations
awarded to the conciliatory passages of the
President's inaugural. They looked to peace
ful adjustment., and to a reconstruction of the
severed Union, even though this result could
be achieved by no other process than an amend
ment of the Constitution itself. Hence, also,
the declaration of the Tribune that, in making
up his Cabinet. Mr. Lincoln "made some mis
takes, as he will acknowledge to himself, if to
nobody else, in due time"--meaning thereby
to let Mr. Lincoln understand that, in appoint
ing Mr. Seward against the persistent protesta
tions of those who concurred with the Tribune,
he had made a serious blunder.
It is, however, a matter of no moment to
Governor Seward that he is made a daily target
for the Tribune corps of aspirants, provided the
habit of pointing their batteries toward prom
inent members of the Cabinet does not induce
an early broadside against the President him
self. And that broadside is coming, we fancy.
It was scarcely restrained when the inaugural
—with its kindly words of friendship and
conciliation—made its appearance. It will
belch forth when the President shall be found
giving additional evidence of concurrence with
the opinion of Mr. Seward, that " Freedom is
always within the Union." It till be either a
broadside or a collapse ; the latter, perhaps,
notwithstanding all its hitherto taunts against
"backing down," "lowering the standard,"
" cowards" " trimmers," and " cravens." If
it shall choose this latter position, it will only
be returning to the ground occupied by it when
it insisted it was patriotic to go outside of the
Republican party for a candidate for the Pre
PROGRESS IN Cum/I.—The minds of all are
so much preoccupied and absorbed by the state
of affairs in our own country that we have
little disposition to notice events in other parts
of the world. While we on this continent are
suffering fear and change, and Europe has but
recently been the scene of a wonderful revo
lution, there are remarkable movements in
Asia affecting the interests of the four hundred
millions of China. The relations of the Ce
lestial Empire to the Western World have been
very favorably modified by the late treaty of
Pekin. Several new, por t§ are opened, acrd
larger facilities for trade and intercourse have
been secured. By the treaty of 1842 five
ports were opened to foreign commerce. The
American treaty of 1858 added two more ; and
by the new British treaty now ratified seven
additional cities on the coast are made acces
sible to the residence and trade of Western
nations. Among these the principal and most
important is Hankau, situated at the junction
of the Yangst and the Han rivers. This city,
which is in reality three cities in one, has a
larger population than any city in the world,
the estimates varying from four to eight mil
lions. Located not far from the mouth of the
great central river of Chins, the Yangst, which
is to that country what the Mississippi is to
ours—it is the seat of a vast internal commerce.
The business of eighteen populous provinces,
with a population of eighty millions, tends to
this point as its centre. By the terms of this
treaty, British subjects, and the people of all
nations that have treaties with China, are per
mitted to travel for pleasure or trade into all
parts of the interior. The effect of this new
opening to a more extensive trade and more
liberal intercourse cannot but be favorable, and
help to break down the barriers that have sep
arated this great nation from the rest of the
world. While Russia on the north is bringing
the railroad and telegraph to the borders of
China, Great Britain is seeking to connect
Calcutta with one of the western cities of the
Empire by a railroad.
At the same time that this old nation is re
ceiving new impressions and ideas from with
out., she is undergoing a radical revolution
from within. Since the death of the late Em
peror, in 1851, a powerful party (it might be
called the native Chinese party) has rebelled
against the Government., with a view of over
throwing the Tartar dynasty, and of establishing
in its place a new and more liberal dominion,
The insurgents have been very successful in
the region of the Great Canal, and are now in
possession of Nankin. They attempted a few
months ago to attack Shanghai, but were re
sisted and obliged to retreat by the Allied forces
at that port. There is much diversity of opin
ion concerning these reb ls, but all agree that
they are exerting an immense influence. They
are disposed to treat foreigners with more
kindness and liberality than the Imperialists
have ever manifested. If foreign nations should
adopt the doctrine of non-intervention in this
case, and allow the Chinese rebellion to go on,
it is very probable either that the present dy
nasty would come to an end or the empire be
divided. Whatever may be the result a new
era seems to be dawning on the Land of the
Sun, and its exclusiveness yielding to the spirit
of modern civilization.—Bujitle Commercial
THE APPROACH OF STORMS.
About the beginning of last month a succes
sion of severe storms 'visited the British Islands,
causing great loss of life and property at sea.
In an article on this subject the London Times
"The event was predicted with as much
certainty as an eclipse, and could have been
announced by signals as conspicuous as fiery
beacons. The information was actually tele
graphed to several places. Aberdeen, Hull,
Yarmouth, Dover, Liverpool, Valentin, and
Galway were apprised of the pending storm in
the plainest terms. Notice was sent to those
ports as follows : 'Caution.—Gale threatening
from the southwest, and then northward.—
Show signal drum.' Now, as all points of our
coast are connected by telegraph wires, and as
there can be no difficulty in showing signals of
this description, we think it highly desirable
that the system should be established without
delay. The plan, though organized at the
Board of Trade, is not yet, we are told, in full
practical operation, but, as the details, accord
ing to the delineation given, cannot involve
much trouble or cost, the sooner the scheme is
introduced the better.
"Meteorology now rests upon evidence as
palpable as that Which confirms our theory of
astronomy. We believe those theories because
the predictions of an astronomical almanac are
infallibly verified. An eclipse occurs at the
hour and minute set down for it, occultations
and transits take place with similar punctuality,
and, as all things invariably happen according
to programme, the truck of the principles on
which the science is based becomes evident to
all, whether learned or unlearned. We are
now in exactly the same position as regards
meteorology. We cannot yet forecast the
general character of the season, but it seems
that we can really foretell a gale three days
before it comes, and even ascertain the quarter
from which the wind will blow. If we have
indeed got to this point—and there appears no
reason to doubt it—the rest ought to be easy."
In copying the above the New York Commer
cial Advertiser says that the same truth has
been inculcated in its columns for several
months past, and adds :
"The atmosphere enveloping our globe is
subject to laws as fixed and intelligible as
those relating to the earth or the solar system.
Owing to the size and situation of the North
American continent, they are, if possible, more
simple here than in Western Europe, where
the coasts are less regular in outline than with
us. We have another advantage in the more ex
tended use of the telegraph, which now reaches
the islands of Newfoundland, penetrates the
backwoods of Canada, and the great plains of
the West and Southwest. Within an hour dis
patches may even now be received from nearly
the whole Atlantic coast ; and little longer time
will soon be needed for intelligence to come
from Lake Superior,the Upper Missouri, Pike's
Peak, the Mexican border, and the Gulf coast.
Every facility is thus provided ready for imme
" Need we refer to the importance of being
able to anticipate the outbreak of the destroy
ing tempest ? The marine losses of the United
States last year amounted to nearly four hun
dred vessels, valued with their cargoes at more
than six millions of dollars. Hundreds of
valuable lives were also sacrificed. Sixty per
cent. of the losses were caused by storms; and
of these it is safe to say that a large proportion
might have been prevented by the means we
have indicated, in connection with a proper
system of signals on our ocean and lake coast.
" We call the attention of public bodies, such
as the Chamber of Commerce and the Board of
Underwriters, to this most momentous subject.
It is important to every person, but doubly so
to those engaged in commercial pursuits. We
assert, without hesitation, that the outbreak of
every tempest may be calculated from one to
three days in advance, allowing sufficient time
for vessels on the coast to seek shelter and pre
vent the departure of others. At a. very small
outlay dangers of the most threatening character
may be foreseen, and in nearly every case aver
ted. Will our men of enterprise and intelligence
not give this matter the consideration it de
serves? Within a few days the series of Spring
storms, which regularly travel up our coasts,
may be expected to begin, and advantage should
betaken of them to collect data for future use."
DESCRIPTION OF A CHINESE BATTLE.—A Chi
nese battle is as eood as a farce. Some of the
little fights at Shanghai were very amusing.
One day, when a great many soldiers were out,
I saw more of the combat than was pleasant.
Having got into the line of fire, I was forced to
take shelter behind a grave, the bullets striking
the grave from each side every second. Why
they came my way it was difficult to discover,
for they ought to have passed on the other side
of the creek, about twenty yards distant, to the
people they were intended for; but to see the
dodging of the soldiers, then of the rebels, each
trying to evade the other, was almost amusing.
One fellow, ready primed and loaded, would
rush up the side of the grave hillock, drop his
match lock over the top, and, without taking
aim, blaze away. There is no ramrod required
for the shot they use ;the bullet or bar of iron
is merely dropped in loose upon the powder.
There was a fine scene on an accasion when the
Shanghai rebels made a sortie ; one of the men
was cut off by an Imperial skirmisher, who had
his piece loaded. The rebel had no time to
charge on him, as be ran round and round a
grave, which was high enough to keep his enemy
from shooting him when on the opposite aide.
Hare hunting is nothing to it.. Red cap de
cribed hosts of circles, and the Royalist was
fast getting blown, when the gods took pity on
his wind, for, by some unlucky chance, the
rebel tripped and fell. The soldier was at him
in a moment, and, to make sure of his prize,
put the muzzle of the matchlock to Red cap's
head, fired, and took to his heels as fast as he
could go. It is difficult to say who was the
most astounded, when Mr. Red cap did • pre
cisely the same. The bullet that dropped down
readily on the powder fell out as easily when
the barrel was depressed. The rebel got off
with a good singeing of his long hair. There
were frequently, however, some very ugly
wounds; and where surgery is at such a dis
count, the poor wounded must suffer most se
verely. The Chinese rarely, if ever, amputate.
They use strong drawing plaster to extract the
ball. The missionary hospitals at Canton and
Shanghai, under the able charge of their inde
fatigable managers, Drs. Hobson and Lockhart,
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Dig DAILY PATRIOT AIM TTNION will be served to sub
eoribers residing in the Borough for ma CENTS PER was=
parable to the Cattier. Mail rubseribers, 101T11 not
LABS PER ANNUM.
Tae WKLY will be published as heretofore, semi
weekly during the session of the Legislature, and once a
week the remainder of the year, for two dollars in ad
ranee, or three dollars at the expiration of the year.
Connected with this establishment is an extenaly
/OD OFFICE, containing a variety of plain and fancy
type, unequalled by any establishment in the interior of
the State, for which the patronage of the pablic le so
as also that under the good care of Dr. Parker,
Late Plenipotentiary for the Milted States to
China, did great good. Indeed it is impossible
to tell what grand results may follow the labors
of these gentlemen. The hospitals are often
crowded with wounded, soldiers chiefly being
benefitted by their skill. There were frequently
fights close to Dr. Lockhart's hospital, and men
of bath parties had been carried thither. Dr.
Hobson received upwards of 1,000 Canton sol
diers, and his reputation is far spread. Even
the mandarins have deigned to notice his aid.
True to their usual policy towards foreigners,
they give the barbarian no credit; but his ser
vices were so great that they could not be passed
over, so they selected a Chinese lad, who was
a sort of medical pupil and paid assistant at the
hospital, and dubbed him a mandarin of the
sixth rank. A grant of land for a hospital
would have done much more good.—Twelve
Years in China.
AN OWNER'S RIGHT TO THE SOIL FRONTINO
os STREETS.—Judge Mellon decided on Wed
nesday that parties owning ground fronting on
streets or alleys, are entitled to soil to the
middle thereof, and that a city or borough has
no other than a right of way therein, and such
other acts upon them as may be necessary to
keep them in repair; that a city or borough
cannot excavate the stone, gravel, sand or
other material therein, for the purpose of
making merchandise of it, nor authorize any
one to do so ; and that the owner of a lot or
alley can sustain an action of trespass against
any one entering into the street or alley in
front of him, between the line of his lotand the
middle of the street, for the purpose of taking
out material, or for disposing thereof to others.
Under this decision, the jury in the case of
Chas. Slipper and David Graham vs. Samuel
Hood, rendered a verdict of $lOO. The autho
rities of Manchester gave defendant the privi
lege to remove sand from the street hoisting
plaintiff's property, in that borough, ands suit
for trespass being brought, it resulted as above
THE "OIL FEVER."—The excitement growing
out of the discovery of oil in Virginia continues
unabated. The Wheeling intellOencer says:—
"Kanawha river is literally covered with flat
boats, and the boatmen are now on a strike.
They ask two dollars a barrel for taking the
grease to Parkersburg. The producers are
only willing to give a dollar and fifty cents.
Lands are leased on both sides of the Kanawha
at enormous rates, the leases extending from
four to five miles into the interior. The num
ber engaged in the production of oil from
Parkersburg to Burning Springs Run is not
less than 4,000. The oil is found at from 125
to 225 feet, for which distance the cost of boring
is about $2 per foot. Sub leases cannot be had
in the vicinity of the large producing wells at
less than from one to three thousand dollars per
COMMODORE STEWART.—Commodore Stewart,
just before the close of the late Administration,
returned to Secretary Toucey his commission
as Senior Flag Captain of the Navy, dated in
1859, a step which he contemplated shortly
after the passage of the act which conferred
this mark of distinction. While Commodere
Stewart highly appreciated the friendly feelings
which superinduced this expression of national
esteem, he looked upon it as intended to ame
liorate the wrong inflicted upon him by the
Naval Board. But it seems he prefers that,
irrespective of the Congressional resolve, his
distinguished services to. his country shall be
his best defence.
A NEW Rana°AD.—The Reading and Co
lumbia (Pa.) Railroad has been put under con
tract, and will be commenced as soon as the
engineer can put it in condition for the work
men. Messrs. Moore & Co., of Philadelphia,
have taken the contract at $600,000, and are to
finish the grading, masonry and superstructure
—prepare the road for ballasting, cross-ties
and track, from the east end of the Columbia
bridge to the intersection with the Lebanon
Valley Road, the company to settle for the
right of way. The work is to be ready for the
track in fifteen months.
A FALSE ALAE3I.—The statement in the
Charleston papers that Governor Brown, of
Georgia, had caused to be attached the stock
held by northern men in the Macon and West
ern railroad, is entirely without foundation. A
dispatch from a responsible source in Savan
nah, to George B. Carhart,Escf., of New York,
contradicts the story ; and in addition, it may
be stated that an ordinance was some weeks
ago passed by the Georgia State convention for
the protection of foreign capital.
SIFIMENTS OF FlREAFt3lB.—Large quantities
of arms and munitions of war continue to go
South from New York, notwithstanding the
vigilance of that remarkable man, Superintend
ent Kennedy. The steamer Jamestown, which
left on Tuesday for Norfolk, had her main deck
literally loaded with gun carriages, and rifles
in boxes and eases. The former were shipped
to the order of Captain Randolph, of Virginia,
and were manufactured at Troy. The impres
sion is that their real destination is some point.
FIRES IN YOHILCOUNTY, PA.—The barn of Mr.
Joseph Hostler, of Fawn township, was entirely
consumed by fire on the 4th instant. Two
colts, one four years old and the other one
year; two calves, a wagon, a grain fan, and a
quantity of grain and hay, were destroyed, to
gether with a large amount of other property.
No insurance. On the 6th instant the grocery
store of Isaac Mundorf, in Lower Chanceford,
on the tide water canal, was destroyed by fire,
caused by the bursting of the stove. Insured.
NEW GOLD COIN IN SPAIN.—The Cuban Mes
senger, published in Havana, Cuba, of the 3d
inst., says that the mint in Madrid is about to
re-issue new gold coins of one and two dollars,
chiefly for the purpose of re-placing the silver
coin, which is nearly all carried away from
Spain and her colonies, on account of the pu
rity of the silver, and the intrinsic value of the
Spanish silver coin as compared with that of
AFFAIRS AT CHAnissrox.—The Columbia, (S.
C.) Guardian states, upon the authority of a
private letter written from Charleston, that four
hundred artillerists or more are wanted for the
guns on the islands. Gen. Beauregard has
called for more troops. Ile is changing the
positions of the largest guns, and preparing
for protection from sea attacks. lie has made
a very favorable impression and inspired gene
A CONVENTION IN KENTUCKY.—A movement
is making in Kentucky to call a State conven
tion, to be held at Frankfort on the 20th inst.
It originates with the southern rights party,
and the object is to confer in relation to the
position of the State in view of the presero cri
sis. The movers claim that in case coercion
is resorted to by the general government, Ken
tucky must take her stand with her sister States
of the South.
Awarnut NEW W EA PON.—Experiments are
about to be made at Vincennes, France, with
a steel cannon, whtch we are told, will blow
both Whitworth and Armstrong out of water.
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