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The Cost of Entertaining a President.
Mr. LINCOLN arrived in Harrisburg on the
afternoon of the 22d of February, was escorted
from the cars to the Jones House, where he
made a speech, dined, was escorted to the Cap
itol, made another speech, supped, and then
escaped to Washington, disguised with a
" Scotch plaid cap and long military cloak."
The select committee which had charge of these
arrangements have reported to the Legislature
a bill of $2,155 as the expense occasioned by
the reception and entertainment. The State is
called upon to foot this little bill. The items
are thus stated without going into minute par-
Carriage hire $l7B 00
Refreshments at Continental HoteL 97 50
Bill at Coverly , s.... 649 00
Legislative Committee-9100 apiece........... 1,290 00
The carriages used on this occasion were to
escort Mr. LINCOLN and suite from the cars to
the hotel, and to the oars again next morning.
How it is possible to figure up $l7B for this
service is only known to the initiated, who
seem to have an arithmetic of their own. Al
lowing ten carriages, at five dollars each—a
very liberal allowance—the cost would amount
to $5O ; and private parties could have pro
cured the same service for half that sum.
Refreshments at the Continental Hotel Who
for? Doubtless the committee who proceeded
to Philadelphia to escort Mr. Lincoln to the
capital, for his expenses were defrayed by the
city, whose guest he was.
Bill at Coverly's .Hotel, $640; and very
moderate at that, as the Senate was assured by
the chairman of the committee. This charge
was originally $1,190, but as the State was to
pay, Mr. Coverly very generously abated a
portion of his demand, and consented to throw
off $550. Let us see. Supposing that Mr.
Lincoln's suite consisted of twenty persons, who
dined, supped, and remained over night at the
Jones House, we have an allowance of more
than thirty dollars for each individual. What
a fearful amount of eatables and drinkables
they must have consumed at this rate !
Then the committee very modestly charge
one hundred dollars apiece for their distin
guished services, in traveling to Pittsburg to
invite the President to -visit Harrisburg, and
afterwards going to Philadelphia to meet him.
As they all traveled free on the railroad, and
as they charge 07 for expenses at the Conti
nental Hotel, in Philadelphia, this allowance is
all clear gain. In order to make the aggregate
come out square, this committee must have
consisted of twelve persons, whose united ser
vices in passing over the railroad, first to Pitts
burg, and afterwards to Philadelphia, and fa
ring sumptuously at the Continental Hotel, at
a cost of about one hundred dollars, is valued at
twelve hundred dollars. During their - absence
their pay as members of the Legislature was,
of course, going on. This is the most shameful
part of this extortionate demand upon the
Treasury. Members of the Legislature have
indeed a low estimate of themselves when they
cannot proceed to invite a President of the
United States to visit the capital without being
paid for it.
This nice little bill, be it remembered, does
not include the expenses of the parade and
display on the 22d of February. That is a
separate matter. Before the close of the ses
sion another account of two or three thousand
dollars may be expected on this score. Why
has it been withheld until this late day ? One
instalment for this performance, amounting to
$7OO, for the flag and rigging, has already
been paid; but this is only part of the expense
incurred. Another bill for carriages, and coin
mittens, and dinners, &c., &c., is yet to be ren
Who are the Disunionists?
This question is one which it ought not to be
necessary to discuss, but the extraordinary
assurance of the sectional press, in charging
upon the conservative men of the country, the
responsibility for existing evils, if passed over
in silence, may lead to erroneous impressions
upon the public mind. After pursuing, for a
period of years. the avocation .of agitators,
smiling the slaveholding portions of the Union
in the most unjust and unchristian spirit—after
denying to the people of the slaveholding States
equal rights in a Union designed to protect alike
the interests of all, resisting every proposition
of conservative and Union-loving citizens of
their own section for conciliation, harmony and
peace—after stirring up strife and commotion
and bitter enmities,-until the cotton States, no
longer able to endure the association, have been
compelled to separate and establish a Govern
ment of their own, these conspirators against
the public peace—these destroyers of political
unity and Republican institutions, with an
effrontery which would be surprising, were i t not
entirely characteristic, turn around and charge
the conservative portion of their fellow-citizens
with being diximionists—traitors—enemies to
their country. These are becoming stereotyped
words in the months of the anti-slavery incen
diaries, who, having already destroyed the
Union, now seek to cast the responsibility for
the wrong upon others.
This is downright impudence and cowardice.
Having produced the result which all right
minded men deplore, they should have the
manliness and the courage to avow it, or else the
honesty and the patriotism to retract and
abandon the errors which they have hitherto
followed. Having neither the one or the other,
Dear Sir : Tour letter of the sth instant,
making inquiry with regard to certain good
and money sent to Mr. James Underwood, of
this place, in care of Samuel C. Pomeroy, and
other matters, has been received. I *ill en
deavor to give you a correct statement of the
facts, as clearly' and correctly as possible.
About the 9th of January last, there were
sent to Mr. Underwood, in care of General
Pomeroy, from Rockville Station, in the State
of Indiana, for distribution to the people of
this township, the following described goods,
to wit: One hundred and ten barrels of flour,
ninety bushels of wheat, a still greater propor
tion of corn-meal, $250 in clothing, valued,
and six boxes of clothing, not valued. There
was also sent, at the same time, from the same
place, to Pomeroy, a sum of money, of which
I now forget the exact amount, but near $3OO,
to pay freight on these ,goods. The Chairman
of the Committee at Rockville wrote to Mr.
Underwood at the time of sending the goods,
informing him of the facts. About the 20th of
January, Mr. U., accompanied by myself went
to Atchison for the purpose of procuring the
goods, and bringing them out here. When we
asked General Pomeroy concerning the goods,
be said that there had never been any ship
ment whatever to him from Rockville. Mr.
Underwood remarked that there must be some
mistake, as he had then in his possession a
letter from the Chairman of the Committe at
Rockville, stating that the goods had been sent
some time, and demanded to see Pomeroy's
At first the General refused to allow the
books to be seen, and said he would not do so
until he was shown the letter from Rockville.
I suppose Mr. U. felt some delicacy - with regard
to showing the letter, as it contained some
allusions to the General of a not very highly
flattering character; but at length both letter
and books were produced, and it - was found by
the books 'that the goods had been sent and
received as the letter described. Pomeroy then
said that the goods had not been shipped to
Mr. Underwood, and that at all events they
had already been distributed, and that he could
get none of them. The General then left the
office, leaving us to the gentlemanly attention
of one of his clerks, Mr. Herricks, of this
county, from whom we received no satisfaction,
but abuse. Mr. Underwood has never yet
received any of his goods, and I do not think
it probable he ever will.
With regard to the way in which accounts
are kept at the General Relief Depot, it is a
little curious. The system is one of double
entry. It is a very simple plan, but very in
genious. The teamsters, as you doubtless know,
receive a certain compensation for hauling
each load, when they choose to take it—say
from $5 to $l5 or $2O, according to distance.
Well, this is the way they are paid ; they sign
a receipt on the books at Pomeroy's office, as
for so much, money received for hauling, and
thereupon receive an order on the "old clothes
depot" for the same amount of clothing. When
they arrive at the clothing depot, they are
compelled to take old clothes at a remarkably
stiff price, considering they are sent as a
charity ; and then another entry is made upon
the book, of clothes distributed. Don't you see
how readily the money will be accounted for, by
paying off teamsters at the rate .of from one
hundred to two hundred and fifty per day, and
at from $5 to $2O per head in old clothes $'
Yours truly, GEORGE H. Rona,
Sec'y of Wolf River Tp. Relief Com.
THE INDIAN DEPREDATIONS IN TREAS.-Fur
ther Perticulara.—The latest advices from Texas
report continued Indian depredations. The
inhabitants of the Rio Grande Valley are said
to be crowding into the interior for safety and
protection, and general alarm appears to per
vade the people of the State. The Convention
have mustered into service, for the protection
of the frontier, a large force of Texas Rangers,
and placed them under the command of Col.
John S. Ford, who is claimed by the Texan
press to be as able, brave and prudent an offi
cer as the country can boast. Subjoined is an
extract from an official dispatch sent from
Brownsville on the 19th to the State authorities
by Col. Ford :
* * "If Mexico remains pacific in her policy
towards us, and Indian forays cease, the num
ber of men - may possibly be reduced ; but when
ever this line is materially weakened it simply
invites attack. At present a demonstration of
some strength is indispensably necessary.—
General Zaragosa is en route for Monterey at
the head of 8,000 men. His reputed object is
to put down Gen. Vidaurri. When he shall
have arrived the tone of the Mexicans will no
longer be conciliatory. From various points
'on the Rio Grande, Neuces and Frio, authenti
cated reports of Indian depredations had
reached Brownsville. Twenty-seven persons
were reported killed, ninny ranches plundered.
large stocks of horses driven off, and seven
women and children carried away. Companies
of citizens had been in pursuit, and two• skir
mishes had taken place, resulting in the loss of
one Mexican, the killing of one and the wound
ing of two Indians. The depredators are
reported to consist of Indians, Mexicans and a
few White men. Immediately upon the receipt
of this information at Brownsville, Capt. Lit
tleton was ordered out to pursue, and if possible,
chastise the maurauders. Captain Nolan had
left Ringgold Barracks with a large
the same object in view.—
d pr et e a v e l h ou m s e ly nt, with
They have been out nearly a week, but no
report from them has been received. The
moun t e d men will be kept in the field con
GOVERNOR OF TENNESSEE.—Among those
suggested for next Governor of Tennessee are
Andrew Ewing, Parson Brownlow, Mnjor Polk,
J. Stokes, es Gov. Campbell, Mr. Colyar, and
Gen. Zollicoffer. Parson Brownlow, we believe,
is already in the field as an independent can
they falsely turn upon those who have sought
to prevent the consummation of the disunion
schemes, and accuse them with the wrong of
which they themselves are guilty. Very well.
If these Abolition or Republican gentlemen
desire to make up an issue upon which to go
before the people, let that issue come, and let
it rest upon the question, who are the dis
unionists ? We are prepared, as we doubt not
all Anti-Republicans (whatever their former
creed) are prepared, to meet the sectionalists
upon any ground, where they can be held to
their professions and made to face the grave
responsibilities which their conduct has pro
duced. This is a trial they dare not meet.—
They have dodged every direct submission to
the pepple—they have failed to carry out their
own policy—they have driven foreign nations
almost to the necessity of recognizing immedi
ately the independence of the Confederate
States, and all the vigor or vitality which re
mains to them is the power falsely to charge
the Opposition with being disunionist& And
why ? Simply because finding the Union divi
ded—the authority of the United States entirely
departed from the States which have seceded,
they insist that the peace shall be preserved—
that the country, to its other calamities, shall
not add that of civil war.—Journalof Commerce.
THE KANSAS SUFFERERS—One of the Relief
Committee Rascals exposed by a Republican Bro
ther.—We find the following expose in the Doni
phan County (Kansas) Whitecloud Chief, (Rep.)
It shows how a Republican philanthropist dis
poses of donations sent to suffering Kansas:
WOLF Rivaa TOWNSHIP,
DONIPHAN COUNTY, March 9.
PENN' A' LEGISLATURE.
TUESDAY, April 2, 1861.
The Senate was called to order at 10 o'clock
by Mr. PENNEY, Speaker pro tent.
BILLS IN PLACE.
Mr. HALL, an act to authorize an examina
tion of the claim of Charles Miller.
Mr. IRISH, supplement to an act relative to
the support and employ of the poor.
EXPENSES ATTENDING THE RECEPTION OF THE
Mr. BOUND read in place an act to pay the
expenses of the reception and entertainment of
Mr. BOUND moved that the Senate proceed
to the consideration of the above bill.
The first and only section was read. It
authorizes the State Treasurer to pay the sum
of $2,155 expenses incurred.
The items of the total were called for, and
given by Mr. BOUND, as follows:
Colder, horse hire $178.00
Continental Hotel refreshments... 97.50
Coverlv, (Jones House) 640.00
Committee, each $lOO 1,200.00
On motion of Mr. WELSH . , the bill waa
committed to the Committe on Finance.
Mr. BENSON, an act to incorporate the Al
legheny Valley hotel company.
Mr. CONNELL, a supplement to the act to
incorporate the Chesnut Hill water company.
Mr. BOUND, an act repealing certain road
laws in Northumberland county.
Mr. HIESTAND called up the act to provide
for the resumption of specie payments, &e.
Mr. BLOOD moved to amend the first section
so as to make the resumption take place on the
first day of May.
Mr. WELSH moved to amend the amend
ment so as to make the Ist of June the day of
general resumption; which was agreed to—
yeas 14, nays 12.
The question recurring on the amendment as
amended, it was agreed to—yeas 14, nays 13.
The first section as amended was passed.
The second section was passed without amend
. •Mr. SMITH offered a proviso, at the end of
the third section, requiring receivers of taxes
and tax collectors of Philadelphia to receive
and pay over only the notes of solvent banks.
Mr. WELSH moved to amend by inserting,
"Until the Ist day of June ;" which was agreed
The motion recurring on Mr. SMITH'S pro
viso, it was not agreed to—yeas 9, nays 15.
The third section was passed.
Pending the fourth section, the Senate ad
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TUESDAY, April 2. 1861
The House was called to order at 10 o'clock
by Speaker DAVIS. The Journal of yesterday
On motion of Mr. SHEPPARD, the bill di
viding the Nineteenth ward, in the city of Phila
delphia, was re-committed.
On motion of Mr. COLLINS, the amendments
to the free banking law were made the special
order for Thursday afternoon.
The House then proceeded to the considera
tion of the Calendar of Private Bills. A large
number were read and prepared for second
Mr. SELTZER moved that the bill prohibit
ing the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Balti
more railroad company from running locomo
tives through the city of Philadelphia. be re
committed to the Committee on Railroads ;
The following bills, among others, were ob
jected off the Calendar:
An act to incorporate the Powelton coal and
A further supplement to the act incorpora
ting the Wetherill zinc company.
An act to incorporate the Oakland park as
An act relative to the payment of taxes in
Athol to change the name of the People's
insurance company and the Globe insurance,
annuity and trust company, to the Commercial
insurance and trust company, and to unite the
A supplement to the act incorporating the
Western transportation company.
An act to incorporate the Perry Warm Springs
The bill relative to the Cattawiesa railroad.
The bill for the erection of a bridge over the
Schuylkill, at South street, came up on second
reading, and:was re-committed. Adjourned.
The House was called to order at 3 o'clock
The House resumed the consideration of the
Calender of Private Bills. Over one hundred
were prepared for secondreading. Among them
A supplement to the Mifflin and Centre
An aci for laying out a State road in Schuyl
kill, Dauphin and Lebanon counties.
A supplement to the Glen Hope and Little
Bald Eagle turnpike company, to erect a
bridge over the Susquehanna.
An act to incorporate the Fulton County fire
A supplement to the Shamokin steam ferry
and tow-boat company.
A supplement to the act incorporating the
Reading and Columbia railroad company.
A supplement to the Bedford railroad com
An act to incorporate the Chester County
An act to incorporate the Juniata railroad
An act relative to the police force of Phila
"NOBODY HuitT."—The present depression
of business in all its departments, has had the
effect of causing to a great degree a cessation
of building operations in the city, and work on
many of the new buildings in course of erection
has been suspended, in consequence of the
stringency of the times. Among the operations
suspended, is the work on several new church
edifices, which have been roofed in to protect
them from the weather, and the workmen dis
charged until the times shall warrant a resump
tion of their labors. As a consequence, many
industrious mechanics, with families dependent
on their exertions, have been left without em
CARL Scuunz.—A rich revelation has been
made in connection with Schurz. On Thursday
evening last he informed a friend that he
was unwell and intended to keep his room du
ring the next forty-eight hours for the purpose
of effecting a cure with calomel. The friend
expressed his sympathy and was about making
a visit to the supposed patient yesterday after
noon, when he accidentally learned, to his ut
ter astonishment, from a newly arrived New
Yorker, that Schurz had been seen on the way
between here and New York. The mystery
was investigated, and it is said that financial
considerations had something to do with the
Captain's disappearance.— Wash. Correspond
CHAIN MAKING MACHlNERY.—Machinery for
the manufacture of chains of every description
has been brought, to a great degree of perfec
tion in this country ; the smallest chains as
well as the largest, are constructed with sur
prising rapidity and exactness; those for trim
ming jewelry, little larger than an ordinary pin,
to the largest ship cahles. Machines made in
the United States for the manufacture of watch
and other small chains are now used at Bir
mingham, England, and are each capable of
doing the work of fifty hands, and more per.
fectly than it, is possible to accomplish it by
TERRIBLE CONDITION Or RODE. —The Extra
ordinary Prevalence of Crime.— A correspondent
of the London Times, writing from Rome on the
sth ult., gives the following account of the
deplorable condition of the Eternal City:
The Romans complain that their condition is
intolerable, and that they have no security
either for their persons or their property. Al
though, to superficial observers, perfect tran
quility appears to prevail here ' anarchy, they
maintain, in reality exists. The executive,
they say, affords them no protection, and has
become a mere instrument of persecution.—
They- are harassed by domiciliary visits,
stopped in the streets, and searched and in
sulted by gendarmes, and exiled without a
pretext. Searches in private dwellings have
become so frequent that numbers of persons
have taken the precaution to deposit in places
of security whatever papers, books or other
objects might, in the slightest degree compro
Scarcely a day passes that one does not hear
of somebody's house having been entered and
rummaged by the police, and it is incredible
how small a matter suffices to cast guilt upon
the inmates. A minute search was made the
other day in a shop in the Via Condotti, and
some cameo likenesses of Victor Emmanuel were
siezed, Wine shops and cafes are frequently
visited. At one of the former, near the Trinita
de Monti, the police lately searched all the
persons there present, and carried 'off a pri
soner. In the Piazza Barberini a sculptor
named Aquila has been arrested. At the Cafe
of St. Antonino del Perfetti the gendarmes
lately stationed themselves, searched all who
came out, and, finding nothing upon them of a
compromising nature, dismissed them to their
homes, bestowing kicks and cuffs upon some of
them. In going about the town at night one
sees plenty of patrols in the Corso and in the
more frequented places, which it is supposed
might be selected for a political manifestation,
but elsewhere scarcely a gendarme is ever to be
seen, and the field is left clear for the thieves
and malefactors who here abound.
Thus it is that street robberies continue of
frequent occurrence, and one never hears of
their perperators being caught and punished.
It is certainly -with every appearance of reason
that the Romans say that the police serves
only to molest holiest men, and in no way to
protect them from evil doers ; that if they re
main at home they are vexed by inquisitorial
researches, and if they walk abroad they are
liable to be plundered at every street corner,
or on the staircases of their own houses when
they come in after dark. The impunity here
enjoyed by crime at the present moment is re
markable, and extends to the assassinations
common among the lower orders. Perfectly
well authenticated cases have lately come to
my knowledge of murderers having been let
out of prison, without trial, and after short
confinement, because interest had been made
for them. Such a system is the fruitful parent
of crime. It establishes a sort of Corsican
vendetta. A man who has been injured, who
has had a near relative killed or .wounded in a
brawl, knows that he cannot reckon on justice
being done, and on the punishment of the
criminal, and he seeks revenge at his own band.
Add to this a great deal of distress among the
lower orders, an immense amount of pauperism,
and it is not wonderful that crime is very pre-
Talent at Rome.
A FAMILY POISONED BY MISTAKE.—TWO
.Deaths.—On Saturday morning a family resi
ding in a portion of a house, Germantown road
and Washington street, Philadelphia, moved
away, and after they had gone Mrs. M'Gee, the
tenant who remained, found a paper containing
what she supposed to be saleratus lying in one
of the closets. The powder was taken and put
into bread, which was baked during the after
noon WO eaten at supper. The whole family
were immediately taken ill, and a physician
who was called in discovered that arsenic inid
been put into to the bread. At six o'clock on
Sunday morning Mr. James M'Gee died of the
effects of the poison, and at noon Mrs. M'Gee
died. The other members of the family are in
a critical condition. The deceased were both
over 70 years of age.
DEATH OF QUEEN VICTORIA'S MOTHER.—
Marie Louise Victoria, widow of Edward Duke
ofKent, and mother of the present Queen of
Great Britain, died at her residence, near
Windsor, on the 16th ult. She was the daughter
of Francis, Duke of Saxe-Saalfeld, Cobourg,
and was born August 17, 1786; was married to
the Duke of Kent, the fourth son of George
111., at Cobourg, on the 29th of,May, 1818, and
at London on the 11th of July ensuing. She
died of cancer, a disease which had long af
flicted her, but which assumed an alarming
character only a few days before her decease.
She was a most excellent Mother, and her ex
ample and care fostered the development of
the many virtues which adorn the character
of the reigning Queen.
PRODUCTION OF COTTON IN INDlA.—Letters
from India state that the high price of cotton,
and the prospect of its continuance, owing to
the troubles in the United States, will greatly
stimulate the production of cotton in India,
and fortunately the construction of the rail
ways has so far progressed as to add much to
the facilities of transportation, the lack of
which facilities have heretofore checked the
production of the staple. The price is advan
cing in India, owing to the large orders for
purchase from England, which have come out
to the extent of a million bales. Four or five
of the largest class American ships were load
ing cotton at Bombay, at the last dates, for
DEATH* or A PIONEER.—Gen. Chas. Bracken,
one of the pioneers of Wisconsin, died a few
days ago. He was a native of Pittsburg, and
in 1814 volunteered with the Pittsburg Blues
and marched to Baltimore as orderly sergeant
of the company, to repel the attacks of the Bri
tish on Baltimore. He did not, however, reach
Baltimore, until, after the battle. In 1816 he
emigrated to the West, and in the Black Hawk
war of 1832 was an aid to Gen. Dodge, and ac.
tively participated in the battles of the Peca
tonics, Wisconsin Heights, and Bad Axe.
The Paris Constitutionnet, piqued at the dis
dainful manner in which the Marquis de La
rochejaquelin speaks of the press, tells the
story that only a few months ago he conde
scended to come to their office to beg for a no
tice of a pamphlet of his, and said, "Do speak
of it. Praise or blame, just as you like, but
say something. I do not deserve the punishment
of your silence."
DEATH FROM EXPLOSION OF A KEROSENE OIL
LAMP.--It. is generally supposed that kerosene
oil is non-explosive, and therefore perfectly
safe. The death of Mrs. Ann Stackpole, which
occurred in Brooklyn last week, would seem to
prove this to be a fallacy. On Tuesday night,
by the explosion of a lamp filled with this oil,
she was so badly burned as to lose her life on
LETTERS FOR CALIFORNIA.—The Postmaster
General has issued orders that. all letters di
rected to California must hereafter, until fur
ther notice, be sent via New York and Panama.
This will continue until the new overland ar
rangement is completed and put in operation.
The Corpus Christi Ranchero says a Mexican
stabbed a. senorita in that city recently, be
cause, as he alleged, she had attempted to
pojson him. In order to avoid the useless ex
pense of keeping him in jail, he was turned
loose after having his head shaved.
The banks of Chicago have resolved to throw
out the notes of a number of the banks of Illi
nois, the State stocks upon which their circu
lation is based having depreciated so much as
to render the issues only worth from 86 to 95
cents on the dollar.
The advices from Japan, received by the
Africa, show that the game unrest among both
the native and foreign residents at Yokubama
continues. Every one seems to anticipate an
early outbreak against the government.
COMMISSIONERS TO EUROPE.—The Hon. Dud
ley Mann, of Va., who sailed from New York on
Saturday for Europe,goes out as commissioner
from the Southern Confederacy to open nego
tiations with the European powers for recipro
cal commercial treaties with the Confederate
States. While in New York, it is said, Mr.
Mann had many free talks with the merchants
and bankers, and expressed himself abundantly
confident that the purposes of his mission, es
pecially to England, France and Prussia, would
be fully carried into effect.
BREADSTUFFS IN Ennote.—The steamer Af
rica, from England March 16, confirms the very
favorable grain news which came to hand a
few days since by the City of Baltimore. The
London and Liverpool advices are of general
firmness in the trade, and an advance of la 2
shillings the quarter in wheat during the week.
They also intimate that heavy orders were
preparing for the 'United States, to be sent out
by the Africa. The tone of .the cotton trade
had also been restored, at the close of the week,
both at Manchester and Liverpool.
LARGE IMPORTS or SPECIE.—The specie im
portations here continue to be large. Over
$400,000 by the City of Baltimore ! This specie
now is of no more public use than so much
"iron." We have $20,000,000 more than we
know what to do with—unless it can be putinto
business profitably in some form or other. The
" Vigo," from Liverpool on Wednesday night,
brought. $126,000 ; so that in twenty-four hours
$1,650,000 in specie has come into the port of
New York.—Express. •
FROG INGENUITY.—On the Island of False
River, Louisiana, is found a frog, whose pecu
liarities, we believe, have hitherto escaped the
attention of naturalists. It is called the "egg
frog," from its great hankering after " hen
fruit," and is a nuisance to farmers in conse
quence. Being unable to break the shell of the
egg, it is swallowed whole, after which the
frog climbs a tree, and then precipitates itself
to the ground. The fall breaks the shell, and
the frog spits it out piece by piece.
The world has been weighed by Mr. Bailey,
president of some astronomical society, and
found to pull down the neat little amount of
six thousand and sixty two trillions, one hun
dred and sixty-five thousand five hundred and
ninety-two billions, two hundred and eleven
thousand millions, four hundred and eighty
eight. thousand, eight hundred and eighty-nine
tons—more or less.
THE FRUIT.— The National latelligencer states
that the quaking and apprehensions about the
loss of the fruit crop for the present season
were quite premature, at least in the neighbor
hood of Washington. The peach, pear and
cherry trees, instead of being seriously injured,
indicate a very full crop.
Under a recent act of the Hawain parliament,
one of the duties of the sheriff is to " provide
healthy and merchantable women for the
foreign commerce of the port."
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LATER PROM EUROPE.
Naw YORK, April 2.
The steamer Borussia has arrived with South
ampton dates to the 19th tilt.
The London Times, in an article on President
Lincoln's Inaugural, says that his expressions
are studiously cautious, but really amount to
the fact that he will recapture the forts, cita
RUSSIA AND POLAND.—GortschakoffaMlol/11-
ces from Warsaw that reforms will shortly be
granted. Every Polish town will have elective
municipal councils. The elections will com
mence immediately. He warns the people of
Warsaw against demonstration.
The Czar's manifesto proclaiming the eman
cipation of the serfs was published on the 17th
inst. The proprietors of landed property pre
serve the rights attached to the same, but are
to cede to the peasants for permanent use the
dwelling with ground attached, which will be
allotted to theni anew, in consideration of the
payment of dues. The peasants are permitted
by law to purchttce their dwellings, and the
landlords consenting they then become landed
proprietors. This is to be carried out through
out. the Empire within two years, and until
then the peasants remain as before.
ITALY.—The Turin Chamber unanimously
voted - for a discussion of the question of urging
Napoleon to withdraw the troops from Rome.
TURKEY.—The Council and Vizier tendered
their resignation to the Sultan, who refused to
The project for the consolidation of the
Turkish public debt has been renewed.
LONDON, March 10.—Wheat and flour has
advanced from Ito 2s. Erie and Illinois rail;
road shares have fallen. The general rate of
discount is 7 per cent. The French govern
ment contemplates raising twelve million
pounds sterling in five per cent. bonds for five
SANDY HOOK, April 2.
The steamship New York has passed here
with Southampton dates of the 20th ult.
LoNnox, March 18.—Consols for money 914
®92 for money, and 921®92f for account.
PARIS, Tuesday, March 19.—The Conference
assembled to sign the Convention prolonging
the French occupation of Syria to the fifth of
ROME, March 19.—1 n the Consistory held
yesterday the Pope declared that, he would
have granted the concessions advised by the
Catholic sovereigns, but he could not receive
counsels or unjust demands from a usurping
NAPLES, March 18.—Civitella Del Trento
capitulated yesterday evening before the or
ders from Francis the Second to surrender
reached there. To-day the garrison saluted the
proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy. The
city and provinces are tranquil. A dispatch to
the London Times, dated the 19th, says that all
the councillors are dismissed, and the Council
of Lieutenancy dissolved. Directors will be ap
pointed in more direct communication with
Turin. There will be a Piedmontese director
of finances. This morning a grand and im
posing fete was held in honor of Garibaldi. All
WARSAW, March 20.—The Imperial manifesto
respecting the serfs has produced a satisfac
tory impression here. A deputation from the
delegation of citizens complimented the Polish
noblemen and agricultural societies which re
cently recommended the emancipation, and
expressed the hope that the reforms concern
ing the Polish peasantry will soon be carried
Lieut. Gilman telegraphs from Mobile to the
War Department, that he left Fort Pickens on
Monday, with dispatches for the Government,
and that he will be here to testify in the Arm
strong Court Martial.
Mr. Sanford, the new Minister to Belgium,
took out formal protests for all our Ministers
abroad against the recognition of the Confed
The President has issued an order, declining
to receive any visitors after 1 p. m., or before
10 a. m. each day.
The bids for the new $8,000,000 loan have
just been opened this afternoon.
There were in all one hundred and eighty
bids, amounting to $30,000,00 0 .
The average of the bids was $93 for one hun
dred. The minimum was $B 5 , and the maxi
St. rouis Municipal Election.
Sr. Loris, April 2
In the municipal election yesterday the Anti-
Republican ticket was elected by from 2,000 to
8,000 majority. The "Unconditional Party"
ticket, having Mr. Howe for its candidate for
Mayor, was successful in all but two wards.
Cleveland Municipal Election.
CIABvEwD, April 2.—The City election yes
terday resulted in the ehoiee of Edward S.
Flint, Democrat, as Mayor. The entire Demo
cratic ticket is probably elected.
WASHINGTON, April 2
HARTFORD, April 2.
The Republicans have elected their State
ticket by an increased majority. They h ave
carried both branches of the Legislature, and
carried the first and third Congressional Dis
tricts. They have lost the Second, with the
Fourth not fully heard from.
PHILAELPIII.4, April 2.
Flour firm ; superfine $5.25 ; extra D
$5 50a5.75, awl ex
tra family at $5 Kji,a7. Rye flour $3.50 and corn eal
at $2.8134' per bbl. Wheat—U.3lml 35 for red and $145
al 50 for white. Corn 60c for new yellow Provisions
dull; mess pork sells at 17.25a17 50. Whisky firmer;
Penna 1714 alBc. in bbls ; hhds. 17%c., and drudges at
NEW YORK, April 2.
State flour has advanced 5 cents, sales or 12,700 bbls •
State $5.3055 40 ; Ohio $5.70a5.50 : Southern $5.50 1 4 . 6' .
Wheat firm, 15,060 bushels sold; Western has advanced
lc.; slilwaukie Club $1.31; Red Western $1 .3 5 :11.38,4
White $1.59. Corn firm, 20.000 bushels soil at 60a70c.;
White Southern 71c. Whisky steady, 18c. offered but
BALTIMORE, April 2.
P'our firm. Wheat advanced two cents; red. SI 34a
137 ; white, $1.50a1 65. Corn firm; mixed, 57858 eta;
yellow, 60a61 eta. ; white, 63a65 ets. Pork firm, at $ll
for Mess, and $l4 for Prime. Lard, 994 alo eta Colree
active and firm, at 12013% cents. Whisky steady, at
WARNE'S RIFLE AND PISTOL
CI-ALLERY.—Now open for a short time, in the
rear of Brant , s Hall, Harrisburg. ap3:ll2w*
TYKE NS VALLEY NUT COAL—Just
14 received by canal, for sale at $2.25 per ton, delivered
by Patent Weigh Carts, by
April 2, 1861. JAMES M. WHEELER.
TO BUILDERS.—The undersigned is
prepared to dig, take up, excavate, construct and
erect sewers, drains and ditches of every description
within the city limits upon the shortest notice. and on
reasonable terms. FREDERICK TRACE.
Second street, near Chesnut,
APRIL 1, 1861.
Loans and Discounts $754,526 44
Stock of the C0mm0nwea1th.........50,505 00
United States Loan 19,000 00
Specie 76,466 05
Due by other Banks.. $211,684 58
Notes of other Banks... 18,624 00
Stocks (at present market value)... 28,000 00
Bonds f, 44 5,000 00
Real Estate 14,600 00
Due to other Banks
The above statement is correct, to the best
of my knowledge and belief.
J. W. WEIR, Cashier.
Sworn and subscribed before me,
apt-d2t W. Runs, Alderman.
REMOVAL.—The subscriber has re
moved his Coal Office to two doors from Fourth
and Market streets, near the Yost Office, whf re he will
be pleased to supply his old customers with the different
kinds of hard and soft coal, at as low prices as any regu
lar yard in the city. Full weight guaranteed.
HARRISBUSG, April 1,1861. DAVID 3I'CORMICK.
WANTED -A WHITE WOMAN.-
A good COOK can find constant employment and
good wages. Apply to DANIEL WAGNER, atthe Seven
Stara Hotel, corner of Second and Chesnut streets.
JOHN W. GLOVER,
Rao removed to
60 MARKET STREET,
Where he will be pleased tb gee ell hie Need
DUC DE MONTEBELLO,
HEIDSIECR & CO.,
GLESLER & CO.,
MUMM & CO 'S,
In store and for sale by
JOHN R. ZIEGLER,
73 Market street
TN THE MATTER OF THE APPLI
CATION OF JOHN M'CLOUD, Jn., AND R. WEST
M'CLOUD, partners under the firm rime of N'CLOUD
& BRO., to be discharged from their debts, pursuant to
Chapter Eighty-nine of the Revised Statutes of the
State of Minnesota, entitled g 4 Of the Relief of 'lnsol
vent Debtors "
Upon reading and tiling the petition, schedules and
affidavit presented by John Jr., and R. West
M'Cloud, insolvent debtors, pursuant to the provisions
of the Revised Statutes of Minnesota above mentioned
an order was made by the Hon. E. C. Palmer, Judge of
the District Court for the Second Judicial District of
the State of Minnesota, at the city of St. Paul. in the
county of Ramsey, on the 13th day of March, A. D. 1361,
requiring all the creditors of the said insolvent debtors
to show cause, if any they have, before him, the said
Judge, at the Court House in said city of St Paul, in
said county of Ramsey, on Saturday, the 22d day of
June, A. D. 1861, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of that
day, why an assignment of the said insolvents , estate
should not be made, and they be discharged from their
debts, in accordance with the provisions of the Chapter
of the Revised Statutes hereinbefore referred to. And
the said Judge did also, at the time and place of making
such order, direct notice of its contents to be published
in the Pioneer and Democrat, a newspaper published in
the city of St. Paul, the seat of government of the Stale
of Minnesota, and also in the Patriot and Union, a
newspaper published in the city of Harrisburg, the seat
of government of the State of Pennsylvania, at least
once a week for ten sue restive weeks before the day so
appointed to show cause as aforesaid.
The date of the first publication of this notice at the
said city of Harrisburg, in the Patriot and Union, is
the 22d day of March, A. D. 1861.
WM. SPRICG HALL,
Attorney for insolvents,
Residing at St. Paul, Minn.
Honorable JOHN J. PEARSON, President of the Court
of Common Pleas in the Twelfth Judicial District, con
sisting of the counties of Lebanon and Dauphin. and the
Hon. A. 0. HIESTER and Hon. FELIX ICissLir,Asso
elate Judges in Dauphin county, baying issued their pre
cept, bearing date the 16th day of February, 1861, to me
directed, for holding a Court of Oyer and Terminer and
General Jail Delivery and Quarter Sessions of the Peace
at Harrisburg, for the county of Dauphin, and to com
mence on the 4th Mammy of April next, being the Z 241
day of April, 1861, and to continue two weeks.
Notice is therefore hereby given to the Coroner, Jus
tices of the Peace, Aldermen, and Constables of the said
county of Dauphin, that they be then and there in their
properpersons, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day,
with their records, inquisitions, examinations, and their
own remembrances, to do those things which to their
office appertains to be done, and those who are bound in
recognizsnePs to prosecute against the prisoners that are
or shall be in the Jail of Dauphin county, be then and
there to prosecute against them as shall be just.
Given under my band, at Harrisburg, the 15th day of
March, in the year of our Lord, 1861, and in the eighty
third year of the independence of the Uni fed states.
J. D. BOAS, Sheriff.
Harrisburg, March 15, 1861.
AT LOW PRICES, at
SCBEFFER 9 S Book-store.
Near the Harrisburg Bridge.
THE BIBLE ON PIVORC K—The fol
lowing words are from Mark x. v. 9, 12:
"What, therefore, God has joined together let not man
"Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another
committeth adultery. And if a woman shall put away .
her husband and marry again she committeth adultery."
Legislators and others, the above is the edict of the
Supreme Lawgiver, from which there is do appeal.—
" What, then-tore, God has joined together let no man
put asunder." janl2 dtf
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THERM; OLD RESERVE WlNE—full bodied an
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73 Market street.
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