The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, April 04, 1850, Image 1

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    THE STAR OF THE NORTH.
B7 Weaver & Gilaore.]
VOLUMS
THE STAR OF THE NORTH
It published every Thursday Morning, by
Weaver & Gilmorc.
OFFICE — Up stairs in lite New Brick building
on the south side of Main street, third
square below Market.
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vertise by the year.
GOOD WISHES FOR THE UNION.
BY B. B. FRENCH.
The bravestj truest, best of men
With patriot dread behold
Tho dark and dismal cloud that seems
Our Union to enfold,
Rouse ye, ye sons of those who died
To give this Nation birth—
The happiest and the fairest land
Of all tho peopled earth—
Rouse ye, ye patriots of the North—
Treason mid yoi hath thriven—
For traitor voices have proclaimed
"This Union must be riven 1"
Rouse ye, ye Southern Statesmen rouse !
And lend your power to save
Our Constitution from its death
And Freedom from its grave 1
Oh that some pure Archangel,
Sent down lrom Ueaven's bright band,
Would sound the voice of warning,
Through all this glorious land,
As a herald from our God above
Whose goodness and whose might,
By miracles, to us has taught
That "God defends tho right"—
And that the words of warning
Thus, on each ear might fall ,
"Let each to all the rest be true,
And God will prosper all."
Maine would respond.N Hampshire's voice
Would shout the warning high,
Vermont, from all her mountain tops,
Would raise it to the sky;
Old Massachusetts, bravely too,
Would bear the warning on—
For her blood first sealed our compact
On the field of Lexington 1
Rhode Island, all along thy coast
The electric sound should swell;
Connecticut, thy steady voice,
Should speed it onward well,
The Empire State a mighty shout,
Like her own torrent's roar,
Would raise to bear it, till it roll'd
Along New Jersey's shore;
And Pennsylvania's iron tongue
To Delaware would call,
"Let each to all the rest be true,
And God will prosper all."
On, on the warning still should go,
O'er all our sunny land,
Till to the broad Potomac
Rpspouds the Rio Grande!
And where the vast Pacific's waves
Break on our Western shore,
The echo should return to greet
The fierce Atlantic's roar.
And every man would say to each,
"Our Union cannot fall —
While each to all the rest is true,
Sure God WILL prosper all."
Washington, Feb. 22, 1850.
Eloquent Extract.
The following is one of the very many
beautiful passages of the speech of General
Cass:
"I atn no panegyrist of the South. It ueeds
none. lam a northern man by birth, awes
tern man by the habits and associations of
half a century; but lam an American above
all. I love the land of my forefathers. I
revere the memory of the Pilgrims for all
they did and suffered in the great cause of
human rights, political and religious And I
am proud of that monument which time and
labor have built up to their memory—tho in
stitutions of New England—a memorial of
departed worth as noble and enduring as the
world has ever witnessed, glorious and inde
structible. But while 1 feel thus, 1 should
despise myself if any narrow prejudices or
intemperate passions should blind my eyes
to the intelligence and patriotism of other
sections of our united country: to their glo
rious deeds, to their lofty sentiments, to their
high name, and to those sacred aspirations,
common to thorn and to us, for the perpetuity
and prosperity of this great confederation,
which belong to the past, to the present, and
to the future ; and whoso feelings and opin
ions are brought here and reflected here by a
representation in this hall and in the other,
which now occupies, and has always occu.
pied as high a position as that held by any
other portion ol the Union—a representation
which does honor to our country in all that
gives worth to man, and gives dignity to hu
man nature."
One of the courts of Alabama has been
trying to sou'. o . {ot 'it o ,aBt fortnight, the birth
and parentage of a little darkey, who has fal
len heir to quite an esta-'e Lit o Mungo Park
they ate endeavoring to dibO'-ivCJ' "the source
of the Niger," but whether they will succeed
is still problematical."
EF" FUNNY. —Mr. Monroe brought in a kill
on Saturday, in the lower house of the Le
gislature of New York, authorizing the taxa
tion of bachelors for the benefit of old maids
and orphans.
EFTHE California Convention, which pro
hibited slavery there, was composed of 71
persons from slave States, and only 41 from
all other quarters.
EP"THE TOBACCO CROP in Missouri is very)
Urge this year. They have invented anew
plug, which they call tho "Bentonian twist."
It is said to be a puzzle to ohewers.
BLOOMSBURG, COLtIMBIA COUNTY, PA , THURSDIY, 4, 1850.
RUNAWAY MATCHES.
Our readers must have noticed before now
that tone and feeling with which clandestine
marriages are commented upon in conversa
tion, and by the press genefally, is one of
levity and undisguised satisfaction. It is
commonly regarded as one of the best of
jokes, if a foolish girl of fifteen or sixteen
succeeds in outwitting her father and mother,
and runs off with a comparative stranger.—
Editorial wit is taxed to its utmost capability
to render ridiculous the distress and anxiety
of the bereaved father, as he follows his
wandering child. And if fortune favors the
runaways, and the knot is tied before the
parent can interpose a warning word, the
general joy is rapturous. It is a triumph of j
young lovo ever stern, unsympathizing, tyr- ,
anr.ical household authority, which calls for |
tlio merriest celebration. Or, if tho idea
should occur to any, that alf is not quite
right in such cavalier treatment of parents,
it is soon apologised for by the sage observa
tion that young folks will bo young folks. |
Take it in all, a stranger to our rules and 1
customs would be likely to infer that paren- i
tal rule and counsel implied something very ;
dreadful and oppressive, and that the young i
ladies of the laud were held in home bon- I
dage of the most unjust and ungenerous cha [
racter.
At the risk of being regarded as very old j
fashioned, we shall nevertheless ncknow- ;
ledge that we rarely can see any thing of the !
nature of a good joke in a clandestine or run- 1
away wedding. Wo confess to a feeling of
sadness and evil foreboding, when we hear
that a girl who is a mere child, has made up
her mind to repudiate tho love and the anx- 1
ious care of the mother who bore licr, and :
of the father who has cherished her as his
life—that she has turned her face away from
the altar of home, from the nest of her in
fancy, and put herself in tho hands of a man
whom her parents daro not trust.
We need hardly remark that marriage is
the greet event in a woman's life, and from
which all other events take their coloring.—
If she err here, her whole life is of one una
vailing penance, of scalding tears, of sharp
and blighted sorrow. She cannot go back to
undo her fault, she dare not look to the fu
ture, for it is all desolate to ner. These
things being so, it follows that a young lady
sjjould yield hor hand and heart only after
the most prudent and cautious forethought.
She should avail herself of tho wisdom and
experience of those who love her, and above
all, of her patents, and she will feel that the
chances are sufiieient.y numerous that she
may still make an unwise choice.
But, in most clandestine marriages, the
girl is a child, ignorant of the world ; with
out experience, deficient in judgment; her
mind tilled with false notions and fanciful
day-dreams, derived lrom novels and roman
ces. She meets with a young matt at a ball
or party, or no matter where, who seems in
terested in her, and she is flattered by his
apparent admiration. He conducts her homo
calls on her tho nexl day ; repeats his call,
and they are thenceforth in love, if they are
not at the first glance. They have become
the Romeo and Juliet of what is a play in
the outset, but a tragedy in its close.
Tho incompetency of the young girl to es
timate the character of her lover, is perfectly
apparent to every one but herself. It is e
nough for her that he appears to love her, &
is probably accepted without reference to her
parents, lie entreats that an early day may
bo named for their uuion. If there is any
doubt of her parents' concurrence, this is
granted, too; and if parental objections or dif
ficulties threate to interpose, an elopement
is the next question agitated and agreed to.
They are consoled by the thought that there
is something romantic in a runaway match;
and that such things are rather praised than
condemned ; and beside, after all is over, it
will not be difficult to make up with father
and mother.
A reflecting woman would see that the
young man who sues for her love without
the sanction of her parents, gives prima facie
evidence that something is wrong about him
—something that shuns the light and fears
investigation. A woman in her right mind
would say, "My parents I know and confide
in; they love me and my happiness; their lot
in life is bouud up with mine, so that if I err,
they will be wretched. They shall be my
counsellors. I will not trust my own too par
tial eye to investigate my lover's character!
and I will refer it to them." Such would be
any prudent girl's course, and such a course
would seldom, if ever, end in an elopement.
But such is not the course of that large
class of young girls who figure in runaway
matches. And die consequence is, that such
girls fall an easy prey to the thousand [gen
teel loafers, worthless, portionless and heart
less vagrants who contrive to keep up a re
spectable exterior by preying upon society.
While we write these lines, re think of
the multitudes of once young, thoughtless
girls who have fallen into such hands, and
found, after a few months of married life,
their terrible mistake. They see, when it is
too late, they realize when there is no rome-
Jy for it, that they have plunged into an a
byss of misery, instead ot stepping into a
heavett of eternal bliss, and now casting
themselves ouce more upon the parental bo
som, exclaim in a concert of agony, "would
to God we had never wandered hence."
(New York Organ.
' E?*AN JEROUTE. —The St. Louis Repub
lican states that on the 25th ult., an iErolite
fell near Jefferson Barracks, Mo., which
weighed half a ton.
Torn Hoilgkiss nnd the Widow.
You are not acquainted with Tom Ilodg
kiss, Messrs. Editors? Ah! then I pity you
bottom of my heart and so you
may no longer continue in this lamentable
state of ignorance, pray allow me to intro
duce him to you: Our friend is not of the de
scription known as 'tall commanding;' far
from it; indeed he scarcely measures fi-e
feet five, in his boots; and so far from being
'stately and dignified,' he would make a cap
ital model for a novelist's little dapper gen.
tleman' to figure in love scenes with pretty
barmaids. But, although he is physically
small, Messrs Editors, he posssesses a soul
of such magnitude thai his body had to be
peculiarly constructed to contain it; honest,
brave, generous, unsuspicious and truthful
—no wonder that his legs were made dis.
proportionately short or else his body could
have never held his principles. Added to
these he is obliging, persevering and indus
trious, and per consequence, popular; and
thriving. He is 'THE match' for all the
young widows,and the object of 'particular
attention' from all mothers with marriagable
daughters on 'our street. And many have
been the plots laid by these mattaruvering
individuals to entrap him into the noose of
matrimony, and remarkably narrow the o
scapes he has made from their evil machi
nations against his liberty. One ot recent
occurrence, in my opinion will do 'to print.'
Not many sqnares Tom's store, there
lives a widow lady, who, until recently has
been one of his 'most particnlar friends.'
This lady had met Tom somewhere, and ad
miring his principles, and approving his cir- ■
cumstances, had come to the resolution of,
making him the husband of her daughter, j
a very pretty and inocent girl of about fifteen, j
After making a lesolution Mrs. I. was not i
the woman to hesitate in its execution.
She maneuvered to have him attend her
daughter at all the ball? and soirees of the 1
season to which she had access, and man- j
age to take him to the theatre in their party i
011 several occasions; and at church on Sun
day, our friend was to be occupying a place
in her pew as regularly as 'one of the family.'
And more this—she even opened an account
at his store, and two or three times daily, in
fine weather, Miss S. was despatched to pur
chase some indispensible nothing 'that no
body could select but herself !'
Her plans worked admirably for about
three months. Tom's attentions had been
generally remarked, and the gossips of his
acquaitance had leng settled it among them
selves, that he was'in for it,'and the good
mother daily expected, and was constantly
on the QUI VIVE for a proposal.—This was
the posture of afTairs, when Tom called one
morning about eleven.—lie was shown in
the parlor, and soon joined by the young lady.
After a few moments of small-talk, he re
quested her to be so good as to send her
mother to him, as he wished to have a few
minutes' conversation with her on business.
We acknowledge there was a slight trem
bling of the hands visible, as Mrs. I. smooth
ed her hair to obey the summons. 'She has
been succescful! Yes; notwithstanding the
sarcasms of the widow M.' and the inuen
does of the Misses T, and the opposition of
the whole street, she had triumphed! 1
These, and other thoughts of like pleasing
complexion, caused her cheeks to assume
an unusual glow, and there was considera
ble elation in her steps as she entered the
room and aflectionately greeted her future
son-in-law.
Wo have intimated that Tom, is honest
and straightforward; and so without the least
circumlocution or embarrassment, he at
once approched the delicate matter. •
'As I intended,' opened our friend, 'leav
ing for the Noith the latter part of this week,
I thought I had better have a word with you,
Mrs. 1., and come to an understaning about
matters.'
'You are perfectly right,' replied the lady;
it is always best to settle such things as soon
as possible. But have you spoken to my
daughter?'
'Realy, madam,' answered Tom, 'I have
not. True, Miss., is princiyaly concerned in
the matter —but then she is so very young
that I thought it would rest wholly with you.'
| 'Far from it—far from it,' exclaimed the
I cunning mother. 'The matter is left entire
| ly to her, and whatever she says j will agree
to.'
'ln that case,' said Tom, rising and putt
ing his hands in his pocket, 'I have only to
leave the bill "
BILL!—BILL?' screeched the widow.
'Yes, ma'am; just $59 50—for articles pur
chased by Miss E. But why are you sur
prised ?'
'Because, sir—becanse I thought you—l
—thought—it—had—been—paid, sir,' ma
king an effort, but choking with rage. And
rising, she made a dignified inclination, af
'er telling him she would send a servant with
the money in the evening, and swept out of
the room.
'1 wonder,'soliloquised Tom, on his re
turn from New York, 'what can be the mat
ter with the I's ? Miss E. was as cold as an
icicle when I called on her the other eve
ning, and to-day the old lady gave ma the
cut direct. Somebody must have been tell
ing lies on me while I was gone. I AM
OLAD, THOUGH, SHE PAID HER BILLJ!" and he
resumed His pen, and scratched away at his
books.
ryThe West Branch Canal is now in fine
navigable order, and considerable business
is already being transacted upon it. The
packets have commencod their trips.
Truth and Right—Gad And aur Country.
lIE IS GONE, HE IS GONE 1
He is gone ! he is gone !
Like the leaf from the tree;
Or the down that is blown
By the wind o'er the lea.
He is lied, the light-hearted 1
Yet a tear must have started
To his eye, when he parted
From love-stricken me!
He is fled ! he is fled !
Like a gallant so free,
Plumed cap on his head,
And sharp sword by his knee :
While his gay feathers fluttered,
Surely something he muttered
He at least must have uttered
A farewell to me!
He's away! he's away !
To far lands o'er the sea—
And many's tho day
Ere home he can be ; 4
But where'er his steed prances,
Amid thronging lances,
Sure he'll think of tho glances
That love stole from mo!
He is gone! he is gone !
Like the leaf from the tree ;
But his heart is of stone
If it ne'er dream of me 1
For I dream of him ever—
His buff coat and beaver,
And long sword, oh, ndver
Are absent from me !
Christ and Mahomet.
Go to your natural religion; lay before her
Mahomet and his disciples arrayed in armor
and in blood, riding in triumph over the
spoils of thousands and tens of thousands of
those who lell by his victorious sword; show
her the cities which he set in flames, the
countries which ho ravaged end destroyed, i
and the miserable distress of all the inhabi-'
tants of the earth.
When she has viewed him in this scene,
carry her into his retirements—show her the
prophet's chamber—his concubines and his
wives; let her see his adultery, and hear him
allege Revelation and his divine commission j
to justify his lust and oppression. When sh# j
is tired with this prospect, then show her the j
blessed Jesus, humble and meek, doing good
to all tho sons of men; patiently instructing ;
both the ignorant and perverse ; let her see
him in his most retired privacy: let her fol
low him to the mountain and hear his appli
cations to God; carry her to his table to see
his poor fare, and hear bis heavenly discourse
—let her see him injured but not provoked—
let her attend him to the tribunals, and con
sider the patience with which he endured the
scoffs and reproaches of his enemies. Lead
her to his Cross, and let her view him in the
agonies of death, and hear his last prayer
for his persecutors —"Father, forgive them,
for they know not what they do." Whenua
tural religion has eeen both, ask which is the
prophet of God. But her answer we have
already had. When she saw part of this
scene through the eyes of the Centurion who
attended at the Cross, by him she spake and
said, "Truly this man was the son of God."
—
The two Misers.
A miser in Kufa had heard that in Bassora
there also dwelt a miser, moro miserly than
himself, to whom he might go to school, and
from whom he might learn much. He forth
with journeyed thither, and presented him
self to the great master as an humble com
mencer in the arts of Avarica, anxious to
learn, and under him to becomo a student.
"Welcome!" said the miser of Bassora—
"we will straightway go into the market, to
make some purchases." They then went to
the baker.
"Hast thou good bread ?"
"Good indeed, masters —and fresh and soft
as butter."
"Mark this, friend," said the man of Bas
sora tho one of Kufa—"butler is compared
as being the better of the two ; as we can
only consume a small quantity of that it will
be the cheaper—and we shall therefore act
more wisely and more savingly too, in being
satisfied with butter."
They then went to the merchant, and ask
ed if he had good butter.
"Good indeed—and flavory and fresh as
the fines? oil."
"Mark this, also," said the host to his
guest, "oil is compared with the very best
butter ; and, therefore ought to be preferred
to the latter."
They next went to the oil vendor.
"Have you good oil ?"
"The very best quality—white and trans
parent as water."
"Mark that, too," said the miser of Basso
ra to the one of Kufa ; "by this rule water is
the very best. Now, at home I have a pail
ful, and most hospitable therewith will I en
tertain you." And indeed, on their return,
nothing but water did he place before his
guest—because they had learned that water
was better than oil, oil better than butter,and
butter better thanjbread.
"God be praised," said the miser of Kufa
—"1 hare not journeyed this long distance
in vain."
The Governor of Massachusetts has ap
pointed the lllh of April to be obsorved, in
that State as a day of fasting.
Out of 1,175 brave fellows who be
longed to the N. Y. Regiment of Volunteers
and served in Mexico' only about 170 are
now alive.
t# Elections in Wtrtemberg. —A letter from
Stultgar says:— I learned that 51 eleotions
have been announced to the Government, of
which 39 are Democratic.
Pressure of the Sea.
If a piece of wood which floats on tho wa- j
ter be forced down to a great depth in the j
sea, the pressure of the surrounding liquid
will force it into the pores of the wood, and
so increase its weight that it will no longer be
capable ol floating ot rising to the surface.—
Hence the timber of ships which have foun
dered in the deep part of the ocean never
rise again to the surface, like those which
have sunk near to the shore. A diver may,
with impunity, jilunge to a certain depth of j
the sea ; but there is a limit beyond which j
he cannot live under the pressure to which |
ho is subject. For the same reason, it is
probable that tnere is a depth beyond which
fishes cannot live. They, according to Jos
lin, have been caught in a depth at which
they must have sißtaiucd a pressure of 80
tons to each square foot of the surface of
their bodies.
EF*AMERICAN CAST STEEL has been mado
in this country but a year or two, and has at
tained an excellence that defies competition.
It has been manufactured by a parly who
never satr a pound of steel mado till pro
duced by himself, but ho is a Yankee—and
having had put iiito his hands some of the
new celebrated Adirondac iron, ho worked
and thought, toiled and persevered till lie
produced a steel pronounced by competent
judges unexcelled by any other in the world.
The article competes, in price, with the im
ported.
Farming Machines.
Nearly all the grain raised ill Michigan
and other wheat growing States in the west, j
is now cut by horse machinery, at the rate of |
thirty acres a day. Within two years the \
same has been introduced extensively in the
lake counties of Now York. But a good
mowing machine lias yet to be invented.
CAFITAL. —We heard a good oneol a green
sprig from the Emerald Isle, who, tho other
day, entered a boot and shoo store in Low
ell, to purchase himself a pair of "brogans."
—After overhauling his stock in trade with
out being able to suit hisjcustoitier, the
shop- keeper hinted that he wo lid make him
a pair to order.
"And wha-what will yer ax to make a
good pairiv them ?" was the query.
, The price was named ; the man demurred,
but after a "batin' down," the thing was a
trade, l'helan was about leaving the store,
when the other called after him asking :
"But what size shall I make them, sir ?
"Och!" cried he prompty "niver mind a
bout the size, at all— make them as large as ye
convaniently can fir the money."
I MR. VATTEMARE. —The newspapers are dis
cussing Mr. Vatteinare's claim that he is
the agent of the French government for the
distribution ol international exchanges. This
geutleman had the modesty to ask the New
Jersey legislature for some thousands of dol
lars, as a perpetual salary from that state,
and he has been equally importunate to oth
er Legislatures. It was denind in that body
that he was the agent of any ghvernment,
and the Newark Advertiser says that his own
aggrandizement has alone been sought in
all his recent movements: that he keeps a
bookstore in Paris, which the gifts of the A
mericar. cities and states are to enrich. He
has so_far taken no notice of there assertions.
EF°THE CENTRAL RAILROAD. —One of the
contractors of the Western Division of the
Central Railroad, informs the Pittsburg Com
mercial, that there are over one thousand
hands at wotk on the Western Division; that
is, between the foot of the Allegheny moan
tain and Pittsburg.
This looks like progress, and we begin to
| realize that the great work will be completed
j within eighteen monthes, which is to bring
Pittsburg and Philadelphia within fifteen hours
of each other.—The Mining Register-
THEWKBSTEK WATCH. —Fifteen subscribers,
all of them Eastern merchants, have united
to purchase the very best plain gold watch
that can be got in New York city, to be at
tached to the heavy gold chain already pre
pared, for presenta'ion to DANIEL WEBSTER.
The watch and chain will be the most splen
did establishment of the kind ever got up.
CF.I Joke frr the Ladies. The editor of a
paper in Providence lately informed his rea
ders that the ladies always pull off the left
stocking last. This, as may be supposed,
created some little stir among his fair read
ers, aud while, in positive terms, they deni
ed the statement, they at the same time de
clared that he had no business to know it e
ven if such was the fact, and pronounced
him no gentleman. He proved it, however,
by a short argument: when one stocking is
pulled off first, there is another left on; and
and pulling off this is taking offthe hfl stock
ing last.
A Queer Fight. Notice is given in Ihe
New Orleans papers, of a match to come off
in that city, in June next, for $5OO a side, be
tween a grizzly bear and a New Jereoy snap
ping turtle, weighing 210 lbs:
The time of running from Philadelphia
to Pittsburg, by railroad and stage lines, has
beed reduced to 41 hours, and by railroads
and packets to 6(5 hours.
IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY a Brigadier
General receives s246 50 par month.
COUNTY CALENDER.
Grand Jurors for April Term 1850, !
Anthony —Wm McVicher, Aid Holdroa I
Bloom —Peter Shuck, *
Briarcrcck —Wm Herrin, Enoch Rittenbouse, j
Cattawissa —Thoe. Harder, Abraham Ludwig,
Danville —Henry Vandling,
Greenwood —Elijah Albortaon,
Jackson —Fred'k Knouse
Limestone —Daniel Dildine,
Mahoning —Join: Heinbach, t
Madinm —Wm Dildine, ]
Alt Pleamnt —Wm Hilburn, j i
Orange —John Rembly, (
Roaringcreck —Samuel B. Deiroer, Bolomon 1
Fctterman, Daniel Keller, *■ ]
Sugar loaf- —Reuben Davis sr., Andrew Lau- I
bach, Wm Appieman,
Valley —Allen Welliver, David Heinbach
David P. Blue, I
TRAVERSE JURORS FIRST WEEK. 1
Anthony —Jonathan Blrouso, Luous Young,
Beaver —Jacob Brown,
Bloom —Mahlon Hamlin jr., Eli Driveling,
Philip Christman,
Briarcrcck —John Doak, V. Richard,
Centre —Emmet Aickman, Wm Hutchinson,
Danville —Wm C Yorks, Abraham Lechler,
Honry P. Baidy, Wm Beacher,
Derry —James Miller, Alexander Cummings,
Franklin —MichadljMensch,
Fishingareck —John" Bright
Greenwoo'lr— Isaac R. Kline,
Hemlock —Adam Stroupjr,
Liberty —John Simington Israel Machamer [
Redding Herring,
Alt Pleasant —Jacob Shipman,
Madison —Enoch Fox,
Montour —Jno Deitrich,
Mifflin —John Bond,
Orange —Con rad| Adams,
Roaringcreek —John Snyder, P. R.} McMur- j
trie, Peier_Harbein.
Sugarloaf— Wm Stephens Reuben Davis, I
j Philip Fritz Gearhart Kile,
1 Valley —Andrew Childs,
j TRAVERSE JURORS—SECOND WEEK.
j Anthony —James G. McKec,
i Beaver —JohnHoatz, Henry Lelir, Isaiah Lon- i
I genberger,
Bloom —Geo. Gilbert,
] Catlawissa —Jacob Gensel Paul R. Baldy,
i Centre —H. D Knorr Andrew Freeze,
I Derry —John McGonigal, Robert B'oo, 1
j Franklin —Valentino Vocht,
i F ithingcreek —Daniel Thomas, J D. MoHen- i
| ry, Peter Criveling,
■ Hemlock —Alexander Roat, James Roat,
| Liberty —John Bower,
I Limestone —John Gouger,
Maine —Daniel Fenstamacher Daniel Yet tor,
I Mahoning —Edward Morrison, John Kocher,
j Madison —David C. Albertson, Wm Hender
shot,
I Mifflin —Thomas Aten, Peter Smoyer,
| Orange —lsaiah Conner, Geo Appieman Wm
Delong,
j Roaringcreek —lsaac Rhodes, P. S. Ycagfrr, i
John Perry sr., Jacob Fisher,
! Sugarloaf— Elijah Hess,
j Valley— Chas. Fenstotmacher.
List of Causes
I To* Trial at the April Term, 1800r
| 1 Commonwealth et al. vs. Matthias Kline
| 2 Commmonweidth vs. Charles F. Mann
j 3 Edmund L Piper vs. John Baily^
j 4 Elisha B Slelter vs. Samuel Stetlcr
| 5 Henry Hartman vs. Noah S Prentts
6 Jacob Welliver vs. John Runyan
7 Isaac Tyler vs. Benj. P Frick
8 Geo. Fox, Admrs. vs Andrew _Emmns,
Amr.
9 Lloyd Thomas vs. Peter Mourer
10 Thor. Wildoner, Admr. vs. Robt. Lock
art.
11 Same vs. Same.
12 John Shively vs. Jacob R Howar
13 Manassa Bowman vs. Joseph Sharplcss i
i 14 Anne Dilman vs. S M B Yantz
j 15 John Davis et al. vs. William II Wooden
j 16 Isaac Barnheimor et al. VB. J K Freder- I
ics et al.
| 17 Levi Ashton vs. Abraham Cool
j 18 Frederick Beates Exr. vs. James Hartman
j 19 David Bitter etal. vs. Joseph Maus
[ SO W. Donaldson et al. vs. J P Grove et al
| 21 Charles Kalbfus vs. Nicholas Seybert
22 John Barret vs. Phineas Welliver
23 Samuel Yost Admr. vs. Elijah R John
admr. et al.
24 Daniel Hoats et al. vs. Wm Schuyler
25 David Masters et al. vs. Henry Johnston
26 John T Davis vs. Charles F Mann
27 Thomas Brandon vs. Benjamin Wintet
steen
28 Jesse Hughes vs. Benj. P Frick et al.
29 Alem Sechler et al. vs. John M. Fiester
30 William McKelvy et al. Simon P Kaso
31 Charles Kram vs. William E Albright et al
: 32 Samuel P Huey vs. the Montour Iron Co.
I et al.
| 33 Jaoob B Maus vs Samuel Boudman
34 Lafayette Kessler vs. Elisha H Hess
35 William Sloan vs. Joseph J. Pry
36 Frederick Isler vs. John K Grotz
37 Azima Vallerchamp vs. Geo. Mears
38 David Ritter vs. Lewis H Maus
39 Wm Montgomery exr. vs. David N Kow
nover
40 Drake & BechteUvs. Nicholas Seybort
41 Isaac Pollock vs O C Kahler.
42 Dr John Ramsey vs. Rev. John P. Heister.
Legislators at Harrisburg amuse
themselves by throwing paper balls at each
other.
CP"NEW BOATS. —Frick & Co., of Lewis
town, advertise for two hundred boat buil
ders.
[Two Dollars per Annan,
NUMBER 10.
Kiss Cotillions.
The editor of the Windsor Journal—an ob
stinate sort of a bachelor—learns that Profes
sors of dancing in New York have recently
introduced a new style of Cotillion, called
the "Kiss Cotillion," the peculiar feature of
which is that yon kiss the lady as you ewing
cornets. The editor is a crusty sort of a fel
low who never dances, but says he would
not mind waiving his objections to the am
usement so far as to "swing cornors" now &
then, in this new cotillion—the selfish scamp
Ho reminds us of an old lady who had an un
accountable aversion to rye, and never could
eat it in any form, till of late years, she said,
"they had got to making it into whiskey, and
1 find 1 can now and then worry down a lee
tie."
PROFESSOR AGASSIZ. —The statement attribu
ted to Professor Agassiz that he was ready
to maintain, in opposition to the Scriptures,
that mankind was not of one race, does not
do strict justice to that learned gentleman,
as wo see by a fuller report of his own words
as follows:
"For his own part, after giving to this
question mudh consideration, he was ready
to maintain that the different raceß of men
were descended from different stocks, and
he regarded this position as fully sustained
by divine revelation. The Jewish history
was the history, not of divers races, but of a
singl race of mankind, but the existence of
other races was often incidentally alluded to
and distinctly implied, if not absolutely as
serted in the sacred volume."
This expression of opinion produced a
strong sensation among the members of the
body.
r*T When boots first came in fashion, a
pair was presented to a worthy Mayor in En
gland. He examined them attentively, and
concluded they were a new kind of basket-
Accordingly, when he went to Church the
next Sunday, he slung one around his neck,
and put his praper book into it. His wife u*
sed the other to bring home her marketing
| in.
tWFatal Amusement. In Pittsburg on Sun
day morning, a little girl, seven or eight
years of age died from the effects of over ex
ertion in skipping the rope. On Thursday
last a spirit of emulation arose between her
and her playmates as to which could jump
thegreateet number of times consecutively,
and by extraordinary exertions she was ena
bled to accomplish 350, but her life has pro
ved the forfeit.
The Drama in Germany. In Germany, at
present, there are 523 theatres of the first
and second order, employing 3398 performer t
612 singers 2540 dancers, 5835 musicians,
148 prompters, aud 2070 employees. Among
the actors are one count, two barons, and 36
untitled nobles.
taP :: Hallo\'' ejaculated an anxious guar
dian to his lovely niece; as he entered the
parlor and saw her seated on the sofa, in the
arms of a swain, who had just popped the
question, and sealed it with asmack. "What
is the time of day, now!" "I should think
it was about half past twelve," was the cool
reply, "you see we are almost one.
Vetoes in Mississippi. —During the recen
sesion of the Legislature of this State, Gov.
ernor Quitman vetoed more than thirty bills.
Sixteen vetoes were sent in on one day, and
threo or four of the bills were repassed by
the constitutional majority.
TV Experimental Railway. —The Legislaturet
of Virginia has appropriated 316,000 for the
construction of an experimental railway, to
i test the value of a certain new invention
made by James French, Esq., of Old .point
j Comfort.
i GTFeeling in Kentucky. —The Louisville
Journal, after referring to the Nashville Con
vention, says:—Any individual who shall go
into that body, assuming to be a representa
tive of the State of Kentucky, had better not
come back within her limits.
UVNew Constitution in Michigan. —On tho
7th instant, a bill passed both branches of
the Michigan Legislature, providing for the
time and place for holding a Convention to
vise the constitution of that State, and for
election of delegates thereto.
THE Pottsville Railway Station, has been
finally located. The site selected is th|p
same as was contemplated at first, below thto
American Hotel and adjoining it. The Pass
enger office will be on Centre street
CF"CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN OHIO.— The
bill for the abolition of capital punishment
has passed tho Ohio Senate by a very decided
majority. Hopes are entertained by it*
friends that it will also pass the House.
EP"TIIE number of piano-fortes annually
manufactured in the United is estimated to be
ten thousand.
CP" When Jemima went to school she was
asked why the noun aachelor was singular.-*-
"Because," she innocently replied, "it' so
very singular they don't get married."
"I'm a done sucker," as the child Hid
when it was weaned.
"They say" is politively on* of th* grort^
est liar* known.
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