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Blooms burg, Thursday, April 4, 1850.
CYV. B. PALMER, general newspaper, sub
sription, and advertising agent, A r . 11. Corner
•/ Third and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia,
tr-E. w. CARR. U. States newspaper agcrvt\
Third and Walndt sts., opposite the Exchange,
Philadelphia, and
art JEORGE PRATT, 164 Nassau street, AYF]
York, will receive and receipt for subscriptions
and advertisements for the "Star of the North."
TY C. PEIBCE General Advertising Agent.
Bulletin Buildings Phila., is also agent for sub
scription and advertising in the Star of the
TYS. M. GILMORE. SR., will act as our agent
at Berwick, Pa., in receiving and receipting for
subscriptions, advertisements and job-work. Ad
vertisements left with him on Tiiesilay will ap
pear in our paper of the same week. All orders
or job-workleft with him will be attended to im
TY We hope that our three thousand and
ONE subscribers and fifteen millions of read
ers will bear with us for n week or two on
account of our not issuing until Friday. The
fact is, one of our hands is sick—we work
night and day—wo have no job work—no ad
vertising—(yearly advertisers who have found
their advertisements thrown out for tho pasi
three or four weeks are assured that we will
give them the fifty-two insertions) —no mo
ney—no friends—no nothin —rendering it
impossible to get out on our regular publica
tion day.
On last Saturday morning, at 10 minutes
past seven o'clock, John C. Calhoun, of S
Carolina, departed this life at his residence
on Capitol Hill. The deceased distinguished
statesman for many years filled a largo page
in the history of his country, and gave utter
ance lo the purposes of his mind with a
fearless and determination lhat won him the
respect of all his countrymen. Many tho't
him erratic, but few dared call him dishon
est. Like others, lie may have had his faults
—but let the grave hide them. His frank
ness was his virtue, and he novor deceived.
Ho was no demagogue; and as a statesman
his name will long do honor to the country.
Mr. Calhoun was of frish descent. His
parents emigrated to Pennsylvania, in 1733,
from which, after a few years, they remcved
to Viiginia, and thence, in 1756, to S. Caro
lina. John Caldwell was the only son a
mong five children, and was bom March 18,
1782. In 1802 he entered tho junior class of
Yalo College, where he graduated with the
highest honors. On leaving Yalo he passed
a year and a half at the Litchfield Law School
—and having completed his studies iit 1807.
at Charleston, was admitted to the bar, and
he rapidly acquired importance and rank.—
In the course of a few years he was elected
to the Local legislature of the State, and, in
1811, to a seat in Congress. In 1817, then
being 35 years old. he was appointed Secre
tary of War by Mr. Monroe. In 1825 lie
was elected to the Vice Presidency, which
office he retained for a lime under General
Jackson, and in 1882 ho resumed his seat ir
the Senate. This post he held until March,
1833, when ho resigned it. fit February,
1844, ho was appointed Secretary of State
under President Tyler, which office lie held
for one year. After retiring he was ro-eho
sen Senator, in which position he remained
to the lime of his death. Thus 42 years
were passed by Mr. Calhoun in the discharge
of the dulios of a statesman.
He has been a partisan of tho most un
compromising views, but during the many
years that the public eye has closely scanned
his acts, his private character has remained
unspotted and unsullied by even the slight
est breath of slander. He has died in the
fulness of years, with tho armor of his polit
ical warfare upon him, doing service as a
statesman to the last, and leavingjhis country
This romantic region, with which wo were
so much delighted by our visit last summer,
lias at last given birth to a newspaper. The
"Sullivan Eagle" is published at Cherry, the
present county-seat, and, judging from the
first number, promises well to live. We
certainly wish its proprietors success.
One article from this paper we aro pleased
to copy, with the assurance to our Sullivan
friends that their good wishes are rcciproea
ted by the people of this county. The article
is as follows:—.
cm correspondent at Ifarrisburg, that the Ap
portionment Bill as passed tho House, con
nects us with Columbia county in forming a
Representative District. There is no coun
ty in the State we would prefer being attach
ed, than lo the Star of the North. Her peo
ple are honest and industrious, and true to
he good old causo of equal rights and fairt
dealing. All we ask is honest and fair nom
inations throughout, and little Sallivan wil'
be found as true in support of honest Dem
ocrats as any county in tho .State. Cherry
township was the banner township in old Ly
coming and she is as true as ever, and will
remaio so in her new connection, but no bo
gus men can pass her ordeal.
ty On Wednesday morning, the 27th ult.,
the body of a man supposed to be an Irish
man, was found on the towing-path of the
Canal, between lock four and five, in Pittston
township. A witness called, identified the
deceased as named Samuel Craytou, for some
time past a laborer at the frondalecoal mines
in Pittston. The Jury called by Coronor
Saylor, relumed for verdict, that the deceas
ed came to his death by exposure and some
means to the Jury unknown.
Ey Dr A B. WiLson, of Berwick, has been
elected as a Directer of tho Bank of Danville,
-n the place of Lawn VASTINE, resigned.
The Trial of Professor Webster.
This caso has for somo time agitated the
Boston community to a high pitch of excite
ment. The trial closed on last Friday. At
ten minutes past nine Attorney General Clif
ford opened his argument. He closed about
five o'clock. Professor Webster then mado
somo earnest remarks to the jury in his own
defence in which he blamed his counsel for
not using all the evidence which he had put
into their power. They doubtless did all
that could be done, and it must bo fe'mem
bered that if they had started a hypothesis to
explain away the heavy chain of circumstan
ces which wove the proof of guilt, and this
hypothesis had failed or been broken down,
the guilt of Webster would have been still
t'.ore apparent, and the trial must at one
have ended.
After Webster had concluded, Chief Jus
tice Shaw charged the jury. The jury reti
red at five minutes past eight o'clock, and
came into court at eleven o'clock. Chief Jus
lice Shaw called on the prisoner to stand up
and hear the verdict.
Chief Justice—Mr.Foreman, have you a
greed to a verdict?
Foreman—We have.
Chief Justice—Do you find the prisoner
guilty or not guilty?
Foreman— GUlLTY!
The prisoner sank back into his chair with
his hands upon the railing and his face on
his hands, and so remained ten minutes.
When he recovered from the shock, he
said to officer Jones, "why are you keeping
me here to be gazed at?'' He was immedi
ately carried up to the jail, and locked up for
the night, the precaution having been taken
to remove his razor and knife.
A buggy was at the doorofthe Court-room
to convey the sad intelligence to his family
at Cambridge.
During the whole of this trial, we under
stand from the officer in charge, that Profes
sor Webstei has not shed a tear, or expressed
any particular interest for anything but his
table of supplies. His last order to officer
Lawrence, when he left the jail to hear the
verdict, was—Tell Parker to send mo some ,
of his best turkey for dinner to-morrow, and
a lot of good cigars."
There can scarcely bo a doubt that this
verdict is a just one. The circumstances
are so numerous and conclusive, and not one
of them has been explained away to satis
faction. Tlius, take odfe fact. Webster is
now in possession of Ins note to Parkman
and others for $512. When asked how he
had paid this, he replied, by money which
Mr I'ette had paid him on the morning of
Dr. Parkman's disappearance. Yet it was
proved that this same money Professor Web
ster next day deposited in the Charles River
Bank A number of such deceptions were
brought home to Webster ou his trial, and
added to the general feeling that he must be
The Express man between Boston and
Cambridge swears, that on the 26th of Nov
ember, he carried to the College for Prof.
Webster two bundles of grape-vine cuttings
from Webster's house: lie took also a box
and a bag of tan; he was directed by Web
ster to leave them in Littlfield's cellar; he
never gave him such directions before, al
though he had carried parcels there more
than 200 different times: he had always left
tliein in the labratory. On the 28th of Nov
ember he went there again: carried two box
es, one 2J feet lo ng ll wide, and 10 inches
deep—the other 11 feet square. Tho larger
one was empty; loft them in Litllofield's cel
lar; saw the grape-cuttings in the cellar, but
not the tan; (a portion of the remains, it will
bo icmembered, was found in tho tan;) after
the arrest of Webster, he visited the College
but could not find tlio larger box; ho identi
fies the knife found in the room, as belong
ing to Webster.
The most influentiul men in New England
h Merested themselves in behalf of the
accused man, and his high position in soci
ety added to the intense interest which the
public felt to hear ttie evidence and know
the result of'.he trial. The trial was conduct
ed with the utmost propriety and decorum,
and there was not the sl'ghtest appeal to the
passion or prejudice of the jury or bystanders.
The history of this caso suggests a whole
some moral lesson. Both the criminal and
:he unfortunate sufferer had violated the law
of their nature in their habits and life, and
this has Drought the one to an untimely death
—the other to crime aud shame. Dr. Park
man was a relentless and unfeeling miser..
Ho hoarded without object, and denied him.
self tho reasonable enjoyments oflife. He
did not feel lhat man is created to minister
to tho perfection and harmony of nature,s
system; his life had no joy, no aim and no
purpose. His importunities drove his mis
erable debtorto desporalion; and lie himself
paid his life as the price of his avarice
Professor Webster is one of those extrava
gant and improvident men whose liberality
aud charity is worse than heathenism; since
they provide not for their own household.
He too lived a false life, neglecting one of
tho great duties uecessary to make a citizen
useful in the community.
Ho far outlived his means, worshiped the
false appearance with which eociaty ruius so
many; paid uo regard to tho practical details
of business life; and allowed the careless and
imprudent management of his business to
drive him to bankruptcy, this to desperation,
and despair into madness, sin, crime and
shame. The warning is a fearful one.
Men are not naturally prono to commit e
normous outrages; but habits are too often
contracted which gradually lead to error, and
thence to some heinous crime. The tempt
er whispers slyly ar first, but as habits be
come more inveterate, temptation clamors
more loudly, and at last drives out virtue,
and proclaims itself the master ol its victim's
QP WILLI AM F. PACKER, Esq., has been
named as the next democratic candidate for
tyThe Weßlorn Division of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad is tobelet to contractors onthe
18th of April.
(Correspondence of the Star.)
HARRISBURG, March 29, 1850.
Messrs. Editors :
This has been quite a busy day in
tho Legislature, for the members are getting
to work in earnest, as the session draws to a
close. Tho Sonate, among other things, re
jected the nomination of Samuel Yohe as As
sociate Judge of Northampton county. The
vote stood 16 to 17.
i Tho Fewest divorce Axe camo up again
| on a motion to reconsider the vote of its fi
i nal passage. The bill as passed had given
; 'he Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia
jurisdiction to try the suit between the par-
I ties. This was reconsidered by a vote of 17
j lo 15, and the bill then defeated by a vote of
16 to 17. Ex-Mayor Swift, of Philadelphia,
and several others of note wore hero boring
for this bill.
The bank bill was amended in the Senate
to require all banks to pay one-fifth of their
notes in American g old coin, and passed final
I reading late in the afternoon,
i The bill to make Prosecuting Attorneys o
leetive by tho peoplo has been reported to
Ifonse with amendments.
The tariff resolutions were pressed, but
their consideration was postponed by a vote
of 40 to 40.
A bill lo rogulato surveying, by establish
ing true meridians, and a standard measure
for surveyor's chains passed final reading in
the House.
Tho whole afternoon xvas taken up by the
consideration of the revenue bill. There is
not much money in the htate treasury, and
tho legislators will feel reluctant to make
heavy appropriations. Still they will give
more than they should. Each member asks
for something ; and has his peculiar pel.—
The North Branch Extension will require a
nother appropriation, anil will obtain it, for it
would not answer to let the work stop at this
stage of its progress.
Mr. Beaumont is recovering from his ill
ness, and, whether sick or well, will yet do
yeoman service for his constituents and the
Democratic faith. 11c and Judge Conyng
ham aro tho most influential members of the
House. Among the solid and sound Demo
crats here, Mr. Mowrcy of Wyoming, Mr.
Cessna of Bedford, and Morrison of Alont
gomcry, may be ranked prominent. Of the
Whigs, Air. Smyser is by far the ablest man
in the House. Walker of Erie, and Matthi
as of Philadelphia, arc their best Senators.—
But General Packer is enough for their Alag
nus Apollo, and Mr. Fernon has sagacity &
practical senso equal lo any of their tacti
No day has yet been fixed for the adjourn
ment, and the session will not bo likely to
end before tho 15th of April.
HARRISBURG, April 2, 1850.
The apportionment bill came up in the
Senate to-day, and tho yeas and nays xvere
called some fifty times on different proposi
tions to amend. Speaker Best voted thro'-
out with tho Democrats, with the understand
ing that they are to help "Alontour" county
through the House. He looks the very em
bodiment of corruption to-day. But his pot
bill cannot get through, after all his manceu
vreing. To-day he received some severe
castigutions from tho Whigs, and any amount
of curses from the outsiders. It is confident
ly asserted by those who know that if the
bill should pass as it is now amended, the
Governor will veto it. Nous rcrrons. J.
call tho attention of our readers to tho circu
| far enclosed in this day's issue of our paper,
which is itself its own certificute of charac
ter and the intrinsic worth of the preparation
it goes to recommend. Read it—it is worth
The distinguished names lent in its favor
| are sufficient assurance of its value, and tho
' medicine itself shows that it is worthy tho
| best commendation bestowed upon it. When
such men in our own country as Prof. Silli
; man of Yale College, Prof. Hitchcock, the
| vencrilble President of Amherst College,
■ Prof. Banlett, of tho Transylvania College of
Medicines; Dr. Valentine MottofNew York
I city, and the learned editor of the Boston
| Aledical and Surgical Journal, the Southern
| Medical Review, the Western Lancet, &c. as
I well as many high medical authorities in fo
j reign countries, givo their evidence so strong
| ly in favor of tho Cherry Pectoral we could
not doubt its efficacy, even if we had not
tho evidence of our own experience in its
i favor. No medicine could have any belter
| friends, and certainly none more deserves
I them. Wo may then safely congratulate the
j public on the pesscssion of a remedy which
can bo relied on for relief from the scourge
and terror of our climate, diseases of tho
E. P. LUTZ, agent.
PACIFIC RAILROAD. —We are not prepared,
without qualification, to adopt Air. Whitney's
plan, or his designated route. Altho'there
are some plausible grounds for the adoption
of the scheme proposed, yet it is not without
objections. The grunt of land asked by Air.
Whitney would make him the greatest land
holder in the universe. In com parison with
the extentof the domain which the bill would
give Mr. Whitney, the patroonsof N: York
would be but a diminutive flower bed.
dP Under tho authority of a resolution of
tho Board of directors of tho company the
stockholders of tho Central Railroad aro de
termining by election for and against Sunday
travel. Up to Saturday last, a majority of
one hundred and seventy-five stockholders,
representing a majority of four thousand six
huudred and eighty-threo shares, had deci
j ded in favor of using the road on that day.
C&' The Summer Session of the Blooms
, burg Academy, under the charge of Rev. J.
j E. Bradley, commences next Monday.
UP" We regret to learn lhat the publication
: of tho Pennsylvania Volunteer is lobe dis
-1 continued for want of requisite patronage.
The Sullivan County-Seat.
The Harrisburg correspondent of ihe Brad
ford Reporter writes thus about Little Sulli
van : —'-The bill appointing a new commiss
ion to of Justice in Sullivan
County, came up on Saturday in Committee
of the whole, and was discussed until the
hour of adjournment, when the Committee
rose and were refused leave to sit again,
which would have brought the bill directly
before the second reading ; but the
hour of iraving arrived, it was
of course passed over. There is evidently a
strong disposition, in the House to pass the
bill, and some of the members are cjuito anx
ious to dispose of the wholo question at onco
by fixing the County-Seat permanently at
Laporte. But tho membeis of the Judiciary
Committee who reported the bill seem dis
posed to sustain the report; courtesy to them
will exercise a controlling influence over oth
ers, so that the bill, as reported, will unques
tionably pass—What will be its fate in the
Senate, lam unable to forotel. It will ccr
liarily be opposed and strenulously too, by
certain Senators whose i: fellow feeling" with
one of the late Commissioners, make them,
if not '"wondrous kind" at least wondrous ac
tive in defence of the gentleman whose in
tegrity is somewhat tarnished by tho devel
opement's recently made in relation to tho
removal from Laporte to Cherry. Tho ad
vocates for Cherry seem disposed to press'
their application for a slice off fiom Bradford,
as the present location is within two miles
and a half of the Bradford line, it makes a
bad show on the map, and unless they can
hold out at loast a prospect of getting more
territory on the north, so as to bring Cherry
into a more Central position, they will stand
but a poor chance of keeping the county
seat permanently at that place.—Hence they
endeavor to procure a passage of the bill
now on file for that purpose, if not at the
present session, certainly at each succeeding i
one until they succeed, should the Seat of
Justice remain where it is at present located.
NEWSTAQE LlNE. —Wearo pleased to learn
that a tri-weekly line of two horse coaches
are to be put on the Susquehanna and Tioga
turnpike, the Ist of April next, from Ber
wick via Foundryville, Fishing Creek, Col
umbus, Cambria, Fairmoutit Springs, Cher
ry, New Albany and Monroelon to Towanda.
—Messrs. Nicely & Enkcy, of Berwick, pas
sed through this place for the purpose of ma
king the necessary arrangments. Wo have no
doubt tho matter will pay the proprietors
well for this enterprise, which has been neg
lected for several years, to the inconvenience
of the travelling public. This is certainly
the most direct thoroughfare from the North
to Philadelphia; and Towanda will be within
two days ride of the latter placo, making a
difference of one day less travel, than by
way of either Wilkesbarre or Williamsport.
It is also expected that the mail will bo
extended from Fairmount Springs to Cherry.
The advantages that will be derived from
this arrangment are worthy of public com
mendation, as it is but a law years since the
mail was carried on this route with four
horse coaches, and was then as large as any
in Northern Pennsylvania.— Sullivan Eagle.
Tho arbitration in the case ofD. N. Kow
novcr vs. The Danville Bridge Company
occupied about two week sat Danville. Tho
argument of the case occupied about two
days. The arbitrators adjourned until the
23d of April. when they will meet in this
town to render thoir award.
A. F. Russel, 11. P. Baldy, Christian Lau
bach, Charles Conner and Wm. M. Bickley
were last week chosen by a meeting at Dan
villo to represent Columbia county in the
Convention to be held at Philadelphia for
promoting the construction of a national Rail
road to the Pacific.
Connecticut, on monday, has gone in favor
of tho Democrats. Whether Seymour, the
Democatic candidate, is elected Governor is
not certain, The Legislature will choose
him if not elected by tho people. Tho loss
of tho Legislature to the Whigs will involve
tho loss of a Whig member of the United
States Senate, the term of the Hon. Roger
S. Baldwin expiring on tho 4th ofMarchnext.
BTTho bill giving to the people the right
to elect by the popular vote, their Surveyor
General, Auditor General, and Deputy Sur.
veyor, has passed finally, and been sent to
the Governor for his signature.
THERE are thirteen prisoners in the Jail of
Luzerne County, at present, on the following
charges: Four vagrants; two for riot; two
horse thieves; one for murder; one counter
feiter , two for larceny, one malicious mis
FOUND DEAD. —On Saturday morning last
a stranger, name unknown, was found dead
in a stable belonging to the Commonwealth,
at Berwick. He had been in tho village for
four or five days, and all that could be learn
ed of him was that he was a jour, printer.
fc#"The first telegraphic despatch was sent
by tho new line to Danville on last Friday
GP"A Temperance lecturer holding forth
on a certain occasion, at one of the halls of
our city, cqmmenced by saying : Gentlemen
and Ladies 1 shall confine myself to but lhrc e
pints this evening. An odd Temperance man
that. •
rp-The "Montour" county bill passed the
House in Committee of the Whole on last
Thursday, and was then laid over.
Two daily German papers are now pub
lished in Milwaukee, daily pa
pers for aci y not yet 14 years old.
t3*Hon- Robert Dale Owen, of Indiana was
robed a few days since at Mount Vernon, in
that State, of 8510.
The Last hours of John C. Calhoun.
The Washington correspondent of the
New York Herald givos tho following acc
ount of the death-bed scene of John C. Cal
During tho whole of yesterday (Saturday)
it was evident by those who had access to the
sick chamber that the lamp of life was near
ly extinguished, and that if within a few
hours a chaugo did not take place for tho
better, his be confidently ex
pected. Indeedj he~seemed conscious him
self that his mortal career was near a ♦lose.
At about 10 o'clock last night Mr. Venable,
of North Carolina, read to him somo letters
which were addressed to Mr. Calhoun by
persons at a distance, and which reached
Washington by that day's mail. Shortly af
terwards he addressed Mr. Joseph A. Scov
ille, who was with him from the commenc
ment of his sickness till the moment of his
"Read very low somo of the papers which
I said I wished in the morning, as 1 am very
About nall-past 12 this morning a change
took placo for worse. He had been unable
for some hours previous to raise the matter
from his lungs, and his son turned him on
his side to afford him some relief. He re
1 "It's ol no use; I receive no relief—l am
sinking, I'lace me back as I was. I have no
pulse in my wrist; feel it. Tho medicine (an
opiate) has had a charming effect. I feel a
warm glow over my system."
Ho noticed that his son was very much a
larmed, and said,
"Why do you sit up 1 You had better go
to sleep." His breathing had become very
difficult. He said, „breathing has become
very harrassingto me." His son lay down
upon a couch near him, but not to sleep. At
about 4 Mr. Calhoun called him, and addres
sing him, said, "John, come here. I believe
all that medical skill can do will be of no a
vail; feel iny pulse; I have none. Take all
my looso papers out of tho drawers, also my
watch, and lock them up in my trunk."
He made the same ffcpiostlast evening, at
a quarter before 6. He spoko the last words
which were audible, "'I .am resting now,
very easily."
Mi. Venable, of Norh Carolina, who occu
pied the next room, was called and came in.
Mr. Calhoun extended his hand ; his eyes
were very bright, and he perfectly conscious,
but did not speak. Mr. Venable found that
he had no pulse, and poured out a part
of a glass of Madeira. # Ho raised his head,
drank it, and then sank back upon his pill
ow. Mr.Orr and D. Wallace, of South Caro
lina, then came in. When the door closed,
Air. Calhoun turned his eyes in that direction,
and was perfectly conscious of every thing
that passed. He squeezed his son's hand
convulsively; his lips moved, and his eyes
were very expressive. His voice could not
be heard, and when some one leaned over
him, as ifto listen, he moved his head, as if
to say, "I cannot speak." His breathing
was very hard until five minutes before his
death. One hand rested upon his breast, and
jho raised the other and placed it onco or
twice on Probably the last rush
of blood pained him. When the breath left
the body, it was liko along drawn breath.
It was tho last, and all was over. He died
as easy as an infant, and was perfectly con
scious until the last spark of life had fled.
Thus departed the pure and unsullied spir
it of John C. Calhoun, of South Carolina. His
funeral will take placo on Tuesday. The
body will be placed in a metal ic coffin and
deposited in a vault in the Congressional bu
inggrouns, where two of his children are bu-
I ried, and remain there until the wishes of
Mrs Calhoun are known. Mr Mills has ta
ken a bust of deceased statesman, since
death. Inteligence of the event
was immediately transmitted by telegraph
to his widow' and to all the telegraphic sta
tions throughout the country.
the New York Assembly, have made a re
port on Intemperance in the State, and esti
mate the amount annually expended for li
quor, at 7000 grog shops existing in the cities
of that State, exclusive of villages, at up
wards of twenty- five millions of dollars.
They have collected statistics from the vari
ous city and couty prisons,with the exception
of twenty-three, which prove that upwards
of 30,000 intemperate persons have been ar
rested in 1849, and that from four-fifths to
nine-teuths of all the crime committed has
its origin in intemperance. This is a serious
case for reflection.
ASTOUNDING IF TUUE.— We are informed
says the Mining Journal, that there will be
brought before the public a new locomotive,
iu whinch the requirements of either steam,
fire, air, or water, will be dispensed with; its
power of traction, while effective, will be
perfectly safe by it, one half, at least, of the
present working expenses will bo saved.
Advocates of universal peace look forward
with hope; this agent will exert a powerful
influence ou all nations. Distant parts of the
world, where steam-ships, horn the expen
ses of luel, have not been, will soon be
reached with facility. This motive power
will advance all nations by a larger stride
than ever steam has yet made.
INFANTICIDE.— Coroner SAYLOR was called
upon on Saturday last, to hold an inquest up
on the body of an infant found under the
floor of an outbuilding, on premises in the
lower part of this Borough. The name of
the mother is Melissa Holland, from Jackson
township. The jury returned for verdict,
that the child was born alive, and came to
its death b y means unknown to them.—lt is
a malaucholy case of human depravity, ig
norance and vice.—Wilkesbarre Farmer.
CF"There is a rumor at Boston that Professor
Webster wus discovered over tho iWnd body
of Dr. Park man by a medical student. Tho
report ruus,that the student, either by threat
or entreaty, was induced to take an oath not
to divulgo what he had seen; and that he on
ly revealed tho horrible secret in afitof fran
ic sickness.
Woolen Printing.
Messrs. Holt & Brierly of Lowell havo
now in successlul operation a new improve
ment of their own discovery, which promis
es to yield a rich reward. It is the printing
of woolen goods, in any style of stripo or fi
gure that may be desired, and in perfectly
faste colors, such as will stand the test of
thorough washing. Mr. Thomas Brierly is
the origizal inventor and discoverer of the
process of this printing, and has it secured
by patent. The colors aro of superior bril
liancy, and the stylo of goods is universally
admired. For linings of ladies' and gentle
men's cloaks and coats, wo predict that those
goods will soon become all the rage, For
children's clothing too they arc so much ni
cer than anything in the market, that they
cau hardly lail of a great run. •
Afternoon Passenger Train.
We learn that the Philadelphia and Read
ing Railroad Company will resumo the sum
mer arrangment, which has been found so
great a convenience to our business men and
tho travelling community in general, and run
two trains of Passenger Cars between Potts
ville and Philadelphia, Irom and after the
first of April. Trains will leave the depots
here and in Philadelphia at 7 J o'clock in the
morning, and again at 2J o'clock in the af
ternoon. This will enable our citizens to vis
it tho City and return' if need be, on the sam-j
day.— Poltsville Emporium.
Tollridge Builders.
By an advertisement in tho Wilkosbarre
"Farmer," we learn that the "Pittston Ferry
Bridge Company,"jwill receive proposals un
til the sth of April, lor the erection of a
Bridge across the river Snsquehann, at Pitts
ton Luzerne, co tnty. Plans and specifica
tions to be expibited, and information given,
on application to A. Y. smith, Treasurer, at
Piltson. Proposals will bo received during
the same time, for furnishing a large bill of
lumber : particulars to be obtained as above.
Sentence of professor Webster.
Boston April, I—noon.™
At 10 o'clock this morning, Chief Justice
Shaw proceeded to pass tho sentence of
death upon Prof. J. W. Webster. The Gov
ernor appoints the time and place of execu
The whole proseedings excited tho most
painful interest.
The prisoner looked calm, but much de
Boston, April 1
It is now ascertained that Dr. Webster did
take a grain of strychnine on the nigt of his
| arrest, he having confessed it to his physici
an, Dr. Clark.
It turns out to have been a mistake that
Mrs. Rhodes and Mr. Clellacd have retracted
j their testimony.
j This community stands aghast at the re
sult of this trial, and a state of excitement 60
j universal and absorbing was never before
j known here.
So far as we can leain, the verdict, how
j ever unexpected, is now considered a righte
j ous and just ono.
THE WAGE OK LABORERS. —A bill has been
introduced into the Legislature of New York
to require the Canal Commissioners or other
oflicers having the charge of letting tho pub
lic work, to take an approved bond from
each contractor, that he will pay his laborers
punctually once a month. Upon on this
bond suit may be brought in case of failure
to pay.
rP"The Delaware and Hudson Canal, we
learn from Honesdale, will bo opened on the
Ist of May. The new Washington Railroad
will be completed and ready for use on the
Ist of June.
mount.of the National Debt (which rather
exceeds £770,000,000) may be said to ha' e
accumulated at a rate equal to fifteen pounds
per hour from the commencment of the
world up to the present time.
A SIMPLE RULE.—To ascertain the length
of the day and night'at any timo of the yeat,
double the time of the sun's rising, which
gives the lentil of tho night, and double the
the time of its sett ing, which gives the length
I of the day.
EP"The Lowell Vox Poj/uli says the Rev.
Mr. Hardy, formerly of this city, (Lowell) is
now the successful proprietor of a monte ta
ble in Sanfra ncisco and reputed to be worth
a hundred thousand dollars.
RT"The oldest inhabitant" is said to bo a
woman now living in Moscow, Russia, who
is 168 years of age. At the age of 122 she
j married her fifth husband, and had by him
thirteen children,
BP" A WITTY LAWYER, once recorder of
the third muuicipality, yesterday jocosely
asked a boarding house keeper in Recorder
Baldwin's court, the followiug question. We
think the reply was good.
"Mr ' if any man gives you $5OO
to keep for him, and dies, what do you do?
do you pray for him ?"
"No sir,', replied the man, " I pray lor
another like him. (l — N. O. Delta.
The Wilmol Proviso in Michigan. —The Mi
chigan house of representatives, on the 19th
ult., passed resolutions sustaining the course
of Gen. Cass on the slavery question. Res
olutions offered by Mr. Leech wero rejected,
26 to 37. Thus are repealed the instructions
of the last Legislature to Gen. Cass and his
associates in the U. S. Senate to vote in favor
of tho Wilmot Proviso.
Ey We are pleased to announce to the nu
merous friends of Mr. Beaumont, of Luzerne,
that ho has so far recovered from his late se
vere illness as to appear, for a time, in his
seat in the House of Representatives, from
which he has been absent for some weeks
Treasurer's Sale
for Columbia County.
AGREEABLE to the provisions of an act of
Assembly entitled an act directing the mode
ul selling unseated lands for taxes and for other
purposes, passed the 13lh day of March 1815 and
the further supplement thereto, pased on the
13th dayof March 1817 and (he 29th March 1824,
the Treasurer County hereby gives
notice to all poMtis co(kj|nfd therein, that un
less the taxes due Jin tract of unseat
ed lands situate in Columbia county, are paid be
fore the day of sale, the whole or such parts of
each tract as will pay the taxes and costs chargea
ble thereon, will be srld at the Court House in
the town ol Blnomsburg, County of Columbia, on
the S.-cond Monday in June next, and to continue
by adjournmenHrom day to day, for airerages of
taxes due said county, and the cost accrued ou
each respectively.
Acres. Warrantee or owners. Taxes.
80 Adam Croll $1 76
30 Jonathan Fisher 98
200 John Grofl" 2 20
150 Henry Ilarriger 2 46
100 Iloats and Shuman 1 00
2 Isaac Lnngaberger 55
200 George Longabcrgcr sen. 1 20
400 Shuman & Frick 1 20
50 John Vanblarigan 1 10
25 Mary Brown 2 74
207 W A J Britton 1 18
27 Blank h Montgomery 1 96
70 Michael Bower 3 94
50 Jesse Bowman 6 76
10 Soloman Bower 1 8i
50 Jacob Bower's Heirs 1 76
25 Reuben Bower 1 32
35 Charles Calbfus 4 74
28 W J I) Clem 1 22
20 John Doaks 44
16 George Evans 3 42
38 James Evans. 4 |g
120 Andrew A Freas 82
40 Gilbert Fowler 5 28
I.] Philip Frcas, 12
53 John Freas 3 gg
35 Samuel Gensil 1 yg
32 Edward Hughes 2 10
11 Conrad Hippcnstcel 34
119 Daniel K Hostler 15 70
533 Samuel F. lleadly 5 84
13 John Kisner 1 14
150 John Kelchner 82
20 Henry Menlz 1 |q
300 Jos. Sharpless & others 6 60
210 David Schafier 2 30
133 Joseph Stackhouse 7(1
40 Samuel Sitler 4 40
300 Nicholas Seibert 13 20
30 Jacob Schafier 22
25 Hugh Thompson 2 74
40 John Yost 88
14 Benjamin Beiber 30
100 Stacy Marjarum Sr. 3 30
7 Peter Mensch 1 22
4 Joseph l'axton 10
30 Daniel Shuman 3 30
5 Able Thomas Sen. 44
10 S B M Yantz 44
25 John Allegor 40
150 David Fowler 1 64
401 George A Frick 13 20
200 Andrew Freas Hoffman 220
60 Jacob llibler 1 32
00 Thomas Hutchinson 66
100 Samuel & Joseph Lilly 2 74
200 Edward McHcnry 8 80
100 John Lazarus 1 10
100 Samuel Pealer 1 04
437 Jiardner (,• Whitehead 19 jo
0 James Dewit 2 58
50 Andrew Gray 1 19
54 Joseph Ikeler 1 64
20 Thoinas Lundy, 1 jq
77 Longstreths heirs 1 64
650 George Morris 1 10
187 Baltis Appleman 10 28
100 John Brugler * 4 40
13 Obed Everet 1 4 9
40 Robt. Montgomery 2 20
60 MeDrides heirs 3 39
50 Robert Moore's heirs 4 94
12 Vanialt Reese 92
50 Stot E Colley 5 75
30 George Ditts 1 25
84 George A Frick 7 83
122 John Frits 4 19
15 George Ness 1 42
73 George Kile 2 18
75 Elias Kline 5 19
137 Mathew McHcnry 4 59
22 AlcCall's heirs 99
30 Wm Patterson 2 54
106 Jacob Wellever 1 72
220 Yorksar.d Frick 8 20
50 " " 462
200 " " 15 61
11 Daniel Brown 99
4 George Kelchner 22
13 Christian Miller 7Q
48 Henry Miller 2 94
112 Philip Miller 9 23
10 George Miller 57
60 George Miller 3 39
100 Pifer and Miller 1 49
400 Paxton and Boyd 5 93
5 Benjamin Reinbold sen 26
414 Jacob ehuman's heirs U 91
24 Samuel Webb 1 49
126 Yetters, Schmuck and Probit 350
18 George Brown 18
18 John Bond 98
21 Samuel Greasy Jr 1 12
25 David Ilartzell 14
8 Christian J.utz sr 44
200 Pifer and Miller 70
34 John Michael 3 94
7 Michael Ulrich 34
391 Jacob Scwepettheiser 4 28
13 Philip Wall 79
110 Peter Yohe 99
214 Christian Zimmerman 1 is
391 John MeCauly 4 28
22 Samuel Boon 1 44
5 Lorenzo Grimes 32
4 George Kessler 32
33 Samuel Mellick 2 16
11 Adam Stroup jr 79
28 Peter Shugh 1 84
100 Legrand G Bancroft 3 39
50 William Chamberlitt 1 63
150 Charles Drabler 2 20
200 Benjamin Eves 6 60
275 Stephen Ellis 5 54
, 360 Geo A Frick, (Warrantee Mnry
Conelison) 4 94