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Btnomsburg, Thursday, May 3, 1850.
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of Third and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia,
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Third and Walnut sts., opposite the Exchange,
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North , W
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 Tuesday will ap
pear in our paper of the same week. All orders
or job-work lejt with him will be attended to im
lie a Little hkepticnl.
It has been remarked lo us by nn observ
ing friend ih at those who were the warmest
advocates of Senator Best's nomination have
become the most violent of hit. denouncers.
They feet that they have much to atono for,
and believe that by being noisy and heaping
bitter words in profusion upon the late object
of their love, they can escape the public at- !
'antion and merited condemnation for their
heresy. Those who once doatej upon hi in |
as the idol of their dearest affections, now
traduce him with a malignity that lias no pa
rallel in decency and no excus% in reason.
Alter witnessing his baseness for the last
ton vears, and seeing his unprincipled reck
lesnessglaro out year after year, these pure
men pretend that they did not know linn in
1* 17, when they straineu every nerve to se
cure his nomination ! They had seen him
the abandoned, double dealing editor of two
different sheets; Janus-faced at work for |
both cliques, just as they would pay. They
had seen him exulting over the defeat of a
regularly nominated candidate for U. States
Senator; and slyly rejoicing at every iriumph
or the r.ionopolisls over the cause of the
people. And yet these wiseacres pretend
that they did not know him ! They are as
tonished and shocked at his tieasen !
Why the whole political course of hi 6 life
has been of apiece with his recent treach
ery. He has been ever as ho is now, a man
with whom politics is a game, and principle
nothing. He regards all fraud fair in politi
cal controversy. He worships expediency,
and cares not for right or truth.
But his character had been tested, and the
trial should havß satisfied every Democrat
who had ever heard of Best. Those who
swallowed his pledges were too credulous
to be jeliable politicians Tiiey were of too
easy vir.'ue to be proof against skilful decep
tion The;' proved themselves to be blind
-uidos ' aiiil .hough wu do not now find our
selves called npi l " 10 impeach the honesty of
their motives, yvt it is "°t unfair to say that
they lacked the foresight to read character a
ri"ht, or to heed the voice of warning expe
It is to be regretted that men are compell
ed to learn the same lesson over and over a
gain in life. One misfortune should make
us wise upon one point at least. There are
meu of whose character and honesty ita
merit to de suspicious ; and we should ever
remember that a man who will forfeit his ho
nor will not scruple to violate his promise.
In 1847, we warned the over-credulous a
gainst trusting to promises and professions,
but there were those who preferred to learn
over again the dear-bought lessons of past
experience. We can wash our hands clean
of the disgrace and shame brought upon the
Democratic party by the baseness and treach
ery of Best, and we have charity enough iC
wish that all others of our professing political
brethren could "a* and do likewise. "
By our latest Harrisburg intelligence we
learn that the Montour county bill passed fi
nal reading in the House of Representatives
on last Tuesday, by a vole of 48 to 33. The
bill as passed takes into Montcur county the
townships of Anthony, Derry, Limestone,
L.berty, Mahoning, Danville borough, Frank
lin, about one-half of RoariEgcreek, one
third of Mon'our, half of Madison and one
third of Hemlock. Jorseytown, Slabtown
and Numidia will be in Mor.tour county.—
The bill goes into elcßctthis fall.
A motion was immediately made to re
consider, and it was lost by a vote oi 36 to
49. Among the most earnest opponents of
the bill we must in justice name Messrs.
Beaumont, Conyngham, Cessna, Morrison,
Mewry, anA Former. We now knotv what
Former "c<m" and "would" do in the House.
Our readers will learn to-day that tfyp an
nual batlal'on will be held this year at Mif
flinville. The militia do not, under the pre
sent '.aw, go through the farce of training, and
or.ly volunteer companies meet for parade
Gingerbread will no doubt suffer some on
the 18th, and tho bonnie lasses will" come
down from the mountains decked as fair and
gay as the brightest day of the happy May
We are under renewed obligations to Hons.
Lewis Cass, Thomas H. Benton. Titos. Ross,
George W. Jones, and Mr. A- J. Glossbreu
r.er, of Washington, and Messrs. Former, J.
S Rhey, J. S. M'falmont, and G. W. Jackson,
of Harrisburg, for their friendly missives.
Of The Democratic County Convention
of Chester county, met on Monday last, and
elected Dr. Wilnter Worthington, Major Mc
' Veagb, John ' Hic'iman and Wm. Wheeler,
delegates to the State Convention, under in
structions to support Nimrod Strickland, of
that county, for Canal Commissioner.
_ Labor Asspciatlons.
The hands in many of the American ottifis
have joined together in Associations and Pro
tective Unions, tbnt they majr reap, the full
re ward bf their !#il, and not! have a large
i share of their profits go to the employers to
be squandered in idleness aud extravagance.
The Journeymen lay their small capital to
gether and statt a shop where they have one
of their number engaged to sell llteir ware
at the lowest living pricesj Their earnings
- go together, ami thfey all drawhn eqtial por
r centage from the profits. So far the system
has succeeded well, and the Associations
!, have declared good dividends. Owing to
tho great number of mechanics who have
" gone to California, tho Onion Companies
have also found a ready market lor their
wnres, itnd the novelty of the cnterprize has
- attrnclL'd to their establishment a very great
f number of purchasers.
f There is much in this plan that is cora
r mendahle and should be introduced more
■ into business throughout the whole
We refer to the too heavy profits
1 which employers and middlemen in the cit
ies extort from their hands. They reduce
wages there to the lowest sum that will keep
soul and body together; taking, in many ca
ses, one half the price of an article for Iheir
I own profits. It is to remedy this evil that
these Labor Associations are formed, and if
the members of them will only deal justly
other, they must soon accumulate
In the country towns there is hot yet the
I sanio necessity for such organizations. The
j journeymen frequently makes more money
I than the employer, and as the capital reqtir
: site to start business is small, nn industrious
Journeyman will not long work for on em
ployer at too low wages. But many of our
large manufacturing establishments must be
conducted more economically. There must
not be more than twice as many superiuten
duuts as there are hands, and the salaries
paid to an oversepr must not be over six
limes as large as the sum paid to a hard-fis
ted laborer. Those who have seen the ex
travagance permitted at some of these es
tablishments will understand what we mean.
We are no agrarian. We do not'appeal
to passion or prejudice ; nor do we preach
an unreasonable crusade against Capital.
We know that Capital is necessary to husi
j ness, and we complain not if it reaps profits.
But when its profits are reasonably high—
when they far exceed those of the hardy toils
men, we ask that the capitalist shall be satis
fied with his "protection," and hold his
peace about bsing "ruined." When he is
living in affluence, we insist that he shall not
go about the country raising panics to fright
en peopU cut of their propriety.
Tho following was the rote on the Mon
tour bill last Tuesday, on the motion to re
Fens—Allison, Beaumont, Biddle, Brindle,
Cessna, Conyngham, D. Evans, Feather,
Fortner, Gibboney, Hastings, Henry Duplet.
Jackson. Ivlotz, Leet, M'Clintock, M'Culloeh
Meek Molloy, Morrison, Mo wry, l'acker,
Rhey, Senile, Simpson, \V A Smith, Souder,
Steward, Stock well, Wells, Williams, Zerby,
Nays —Acker, Baker, Baldwin, Bent, Bow
en, Brower, Burden, Church. Cornyn, David,
Dobbins, Downer, Duncan, Dunn, Espey,
W Evans, Ewing, Flowers, Griffin, Halde
man, G H Hart, Hogc, Kinkead, Lewis, Lit
tle, M'Curdy, M'Laughlin, M'Lean, Meyers,
Marx, Miller, Morris. Nickleson, Nissly, O'-
Neill, l'ierson. Porter, Powell, Reiil, Ruth
erford. Roberts, Scofield, Slifer, Steel, Smy
ser, Trone, Wade, Watson—49.
The Harrisburg correspondent of the Brad
ford Reporter, writing under date of the 20lh
| u't., pays the following compliment to the
Senator of broken pledges :
"The Apportionment bill fell yesterday a
second time in the Senate on a lie vote, the
Speaker withholding his vole, that he might
barter it for votes for his pet "Montour coun
ty," to promote the interests of which he has
pro£h : .tut?d his vote on all occasions through
the entire session, and he has the cooluess
to ask the lo endorse his treason
to his constituents by passing thia bill "
tp* Mrs. Swisshplm is in Washington city
writing letters to the New York Tribune and
her spirited paper the Pittsburg Visiter. She
makes some hard r.ils at the Southern rnern
bers. She did not like the accommodations
of the ladies' gallery, and so applied to Mr-
Fillmore for a seat in tho reporter's gallery.—
This favor she received, and seems delighted
with her new aud more convenient position.
She does not propose to report as a business,
but merely as a pastime. A woman of mare
vigorous intellect and more independent Cha
racter cannot be fo,und in the country.
Rev. Milton C. Lightuor, now of Manay
uuk, and formerly of Danville, in this coun
ty, has received an invitation to take charge
of the Episcopal Church of Reading, Pa
Rev. Mr Alleman, also formerly of Dan
ville, has now charge of the Lutheran con
gregation of Lewisburg, Pa.
In the case of Ashtou vs. Cool, tried in our
or urt last veek, the jury returned a verdict
in favor of the plaintiff, for 6 cents damages
ami 6 cents costs.
We invite attention to Mr Bomboy's ad
vertisement in anoiher column. An estab
lishment-for tepairing guns has been very
much needed in our town for some time
A miner at the Nauficoke coal mines was
so severely injured last week by being press
ed between two cars as they came in contact
that he has since died.
Up John Esq., of Kingston, has
been appointed Deputy Surveyor General
fot Luzerne county, In the place of Henry
Why is Father Matthew like the Missis
sippi river ? Dn you drop it ? Because he
never stop* at a bar.
PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE. '
HARKibßtmu, April 24th, JBSO.
The conshlera.ion of Senate amendments
to House Bills was resumed. The amend
meet erecting the new county of Montour,
out of parts of Columbia county, being be
fore the House.
Mr. Fortner moved to amend by striking
ouLpart of the otiginal bill, and substituting
a provision changing the litres of the coun
ty; which was disagreed to—Teas 39, Nays
Mr. Packer offered an amendment, which
excepted any part of Northumberland county
from the limits of the proposed new county
of Montour, which was agreed to—Yeas 53,
Mr. Fortner then moved that the bill be re
ferred to the Committee on New Counties,
which, after some debate, was disagreed I";
yeas 31, nays 54. The question recurring
on the first section of the bill, it was agreed
to by the following vote: —
AYES: —Messers—Acher, Baker, Baldwin,
Bent. Boweu, Brower, Church, Cornyn, Crid
laud. David, Downer. Espey, J. C. Evans,
Wm. Evans, Flowers, Griffin, Guffey, G. H.
Hart, Deffert Hart, Hastings, Hoge, Herford,
Jones, Kinkead, Laird, Leech, Leonard, Lit
tle, McLaughin, McLean, Marx,Myers, Mil
lei, Molloy, Morris, Nieklesou, Nissly, Port
er, Powell, Roberts, Robinson, Rutherford,
Scofield. Slifer, Smyser, Steel, Trone, Wade,
Walker, Watson, —51.
NAYS:—Messrs—Beaumon l , Bqldle, Black,
Brindle, Cessna, Conyngham, D. Evans, Ew
ing, Fea'her, Finletter, Fortner, Gibboney,
Hemphill, Henry, Huplet, Jackson, Killing
er, Klotz, Leet, McCliotock, McCullock, i
Meek, Morrison, Mowrv Neill, Packer, Pier
son, Reid, Rhey, Scouller, Simpson, Win. A.
Smith, Soudei, Steward, Stockwell, Wells,
Williams, McCalmont, Speaker. —39.
Mr. Fortner moved to amend the second
section by submitting the question to the
voters of Columbia county, pending which,
after a protracted debate on tho general mer
i.s of the bill, between Messrs Fortner,
Rhey, Williams, Biddle and Allison, in op
position, and Mr. Porter in favor. Mr Klotz
moved to postpone the bill indefinitely,
which was disagreed to; yeas 42, nays 51.
The amendment to refer to the people of
Columbia county the decision of tho ques
tion by ballot, was then agreed toby tho fol
lowing vote :
AVES. —Messrs—Acher, Allison, Beau
mont, Bent, Biddle, Black, Brindle, Cessna,
Conyngham, Cridland, David, D. Evans, Ew
ing, Feather, Finletter, Former, Gibbony,
Giier, Haldeman. Goo. H. Hart, L. Hart.
Hastings, Hemphill, Henry, Huplet, Herford,
Jackson, Jones, Kinkead, Klotz, Laird, Leech
Leet, Lewis, McCliulock, McCullock, Mc
i.ean. Meek, Miller, Molloy, Morrison, Mow
ry, Nissly, Neill, Packer, l'ierson, Reid
Rhey, Scouller, Simpson, Wm. A. Smith,
Smyser, Souder, Stewart, Stockwell, Wells,
Williams, McCalmont Speaker. —sß.
NAYS—Messrs Baker, Bowen, Brower,
Burden, Church, Cornyn, Downer, Dunn,
Espey, Griffin, Guffey, Hoze, Killinger, Little,
McCurpy, McLaughlin, Marx, Meyers, Mor
ris, Nickleson, Porter, Powell, Roberts, Rob
inson, Rutherford, Scofield, Slifer, Steel,
Wade, Walker, Watson.—32.
By this amendment, Montour county is to
have the advantage of 600 votes. That is,
the new county will be erected, unless there
is over 600 majority against it
The remaining sections of the bill were
then concurred in.
Senate adjourned over until Monday, the
HOUSE.—On motion of Mr. Smyser, the
up the bill incorporating the
Pennsylvania Mining and Exploring Com
pany, which passed second and final readiug,
by yeas 47, nays 31.
Mr Porter, from the Bank Committee, re
ported, with amendments, a bill to incorpo"
rate the Fayette county bank.
The bill to re-charter the Bank of Pitts
burg came up in order, and passed finally—
yeas 52, nays 22.
On motion of Mr. Porter, the bill to re
charter the EasTon Bank, was taken up aud
passed second reading—yeas 39. nays 34.
Mr, Steel moved the House proceed lo
consider tho bill extending the charter of the
Kensington Bank, which was agreed to—
ye;;s 37. nays 33. The bill passed through
Commiiee of the Whole, and woaJaid over.
Mr. Church moved the House proceed to
consider the bill to extend the charter of
tho Harrisburg Bank, which was agreed to—
yeas 57. nays 17.
Mr. Jackson moved to amend the bill by
striking out "fifteen," and inserting "ten,"
o asto limU its charter to ten years, which
was disagreeu 1° —> eas 11 a J® IC
first section of the bill passed by & v °'° °'
yeas 48, nays 28, when the hour ot d."? i
having arrived, the House adjourned.
HARRISBURG, April 29.
Afternoon Session.The Senate again refused
to concur in thu House amendment to the
bill erecting the new county Montour, which
gives the decision of the question to the peo
ple. Yeas 9, nays 13.
The consideration of the Revenue Bill was
resumed, and passed secend reading. Ad
House ot Representatives-
Senate amendments to House bill taken up
and acted on.
Montour County BUI. —In relation to this
bill, the Senate having refused to concur in *
the House amendment, giving to the people
of Columbia county, the decision of the mat
ter, the question recurred. "Shall the House
insist on their amendment?" which was de
cidetfin the affirmative, yeas 39 ; nays 38.
Afternoon Session.—The bill to extend the
charter of tho Easton Bank came up on third
reading and passed finally. Yeas 39, aaya
In the Senate on last Tuesday a bill rela
ting to the capital stock of the Bank of Dan
ville passed final reading. We not
learned tho nature of tho bill,
The D title* of rentable*.
Judge Jones, at (he recent opening o(#e
Court of Quarter Sessions of the Couti- of '
Northampton County, took 'casion tCT\ppint i
out to tlio Constables ol that Coutjjy, the du
ties enjoined upon them by the laws of the j
Commonwealth. For the information of the
public, wo give below the following brief no
lice of Judge Jones Charge from a late hum
ber of the l^^^aArgus.
*' In the coun^^^thffi-charge, the Judge
laid it down as the duty ef the Constable to
inquire into and ascertain the character of
public houses, as to whether gaming, drunk
enness or any disordeily conduct was permit
ted at such houses. He remind the Constable
ol the nature of the oath they take when ma
king their returns—that there was no differ
ence between their official eves and natural
eyes, that whatever ihsy knew they were
bound to report , whether they came by their
knowledge through the medium of thdtr sen
ses, or through the common rumor of their .
district They were told that if they suspec
ted or had any reason to believe that liquor
was being sold without license, that gaming
was allowed and practised, or that houses
were in any way kept in a disorderly mann
er, it was their duties as officers of the Law,
and they violated their oaths if toe did not
attempt to ferret them out and promptly re- '
turn them to the Court.
IV" The following is the late decision of '
the court in the matter ot the contested eleot- I
ion in Danville:
Without going into the particulars of the
election, it is only necessary to remark, that 1
the manner in which the election was con 1
"ucted, and the disagreements of the votes '
polled with the returns, and the proof that '
although the tally papers show only 406 votes /
polled, yet JOHN WARE had 215 votes and E- J '
LI TRF.GO 200 votes —being 9 more than on 1
the tally list—besides the parol evidence giv- '
eu that some 7orß of the voters did not vote '
for Justice of the Peaee —all combine to show 1
that there was such inequality in the returns
as to vitiato tho election. Besides it is im
possible for the Court to determine who of
the candidates had u majority of legal votes
—We, therefore, declare the election of JOHN
WARE as Justice of tho Peace, null and void,
and direst that another election for Justice f>f
the Peace of the borough of Danville beheld,
oi< the 17th day of May, A. D. 1850, to be
conducted in the mode and manner and by
the same officers and persons as the (Sinsta
bles' elections are held and conducted, and at
the same place,, and between the same hours
of the day as similar elections are held—and
it shall be the duty of the Constable of the
said borough to give notice in the manner
prescribed by law of the time and place of
holding said election.
By tha Court of Common Pleas of Colum
bia county. J. B. ANTHON Y , President Judge'
Bloomsburg, April 22, 1850.
The Revenue of the U. S. Government for
the present fiscal year, it is 6aid, will reaeh
forty-three millions of dollars, or twelve mill
ions more than the Secretary of the Treasury
supposed it would be. We see, however,
that Congress is disposed not to allow the
Treasury to overflow, for the appropriations
to both army and navy reported are enorm
ous. They, will, however be materially cut
down before they are passed. Among the
appropriations reported are the following:
Completing New York dry t'ock, 8180,000 :
do. floating dock at Kittery, $200,000; do;
do. do. Philadelphia, $371,242 ; do. do. do.
Pensacola, $414,320. There is another app.
jopriation of 80,000 for repairs at the Phila
delphia Navy Yard.
New Post-cfflccs. —The Postmaster General
has established the following new Post-offi
ces in Pennsylvania: Marlboro, Chester,
Bayard Neilds 4-♦ few Milltown, Lancaster,
Levi Hoover; Sweet Valley, Luzerne, Barton
Moss; Port Providence, Montgomery, M.
Shoemaker; Branch Dale, Schuylkill, D. J.
Lewis; Pitman, do., Samuel Miller; Baley
Creek. Tioga, ffm. Lawrence: Mungu Park,
Washington, Geo. Aitkins.
Pensybvania and Ohio Railroad.—lnteresting
to our Iron men. —The President of the Pemi- j
sylvan ia arid Ohio Railroad Company has ad
vertised, at Pittsburg, for 8,000 tons of Iron
of the H. pattern, 3,000 tons of which aro to
be delivered at Pittsburg and Beaver, before
the close of nanal navigation the present -
year. This looks like going ahead. The i
Pittsburg Post says none of the Pittsburg Rol- i
ling Mills have machinery soiled to mak- <
ing railroad iion.
Tho new pavejjjgpt which is being laid in
the streets of New York is to cost four doll- 1
ars and fifty cents per square yard. It has '
i jeveral layers of sand and stones, the
top sior.es uCina large granite blocks. A
line of cobble stones will be laid betwec „ lhe
granite stones, so as to form P pavement for
the horses to travel over, which is intended
to obviate the complaint about horses slipp
The Perfection of Muchiuery. —A gigantic
steam hammer, the largest ever made in En
gland, and weighing six tons, is being man
ufactured in Liverpftil for an establishment
in New York. The machinery by which it
will be worked is brought to such perfection,
that a thick bar of iron can be sundered by
one blow of the hammer, or an egg placed
in a wine glass can be chipped at the top,
without breaking the glass.
Divorces in Carbon County. —At the late ;
term of the Court held at Mauch Chunk, no
less than four wives, to wit: Helena Kring,
Eliza 'Hummel, Catharine Cole, and Catha
rine Le flier, obtained decrees of divorce from
tlieir respective husbands.
CF* Insolvent Decision.—ln a case in Alle
gany Cousty (Mo!) Court, last week, the
Court held that a debt due to a citixen of an
other State, contracted within the
State ef Maryland, was not discharged by
j our iueoWeut laws.
Veto Message efGov. Johnston.^ -*
, We are greatly gratified to witness' with
what unparalleled unanimity the Democrat
ic presses ofthis State epea" but against tits
veto message of Gov. Johqstfm, on tho sua
ject of the recent Apportionment Bi)l, by the
man who, when a candidate for the post he
now fills, opposed tho exercise of the "ono
man power''—who denied its constitutional! j
ty—and who solemnly pledged himself, in
the event of his election- notio interfere wi th
tha sentiments and will of the pooplc is ex 4
pressed by their representatives.—But alas
for him! this pledge, like evry other one
made by him, has been shamefully violated.
And hence we think that the vetoing of the
late Apportionment Bill, which had been dis
cussed and deliberated upon in our legisla
tive halls for two months, for the paltry rea
sons set forth in his message, but caps the
climax of his treachery. What! talk about
the late Apportionment Bill, which in our
judgment, was fair atid just, as being uncon
stitutional, and yot affix his signature to a
law. releasing for twenty years, the Reading
Railroad Company from the payment of its
debts Beautiful conistency this ! But
what else expect jrom ltitn, who wormed
himself into office by deceptive appeals and
violated promises? Echo answers nothing.
Rights of Married Women. —Annexed isthe
law passed by the present Session of the Le
gislature, in relation to the rights of married
That the trne intent and meaning of the
act of' Assembly. to secure the rights of mar
ried women, passed the 11th day of April,
A. D. 1848, is and hereafter shall be, that
the real estate of any married women in this
commonwealth, shall not be subject to exe
cution for any debt against her husband, on
account ot any interest he may have, or may
have had therein, as tenant by the courtesy,
but the same shall be exempt from levy and
sale for such debt during the life of said wife.
ANTI-RENT TRIAL-.— The suit between the
people of the State of New York and Har
man Livingston is now on trial al Hudson,
with a view ol testing the right of the said
Livingston to large tracts of land situato in
tlio southern part of Columbia county ; on
the part of the slate appears Attorney Gene
ral Chatlield, assisted by John Van Buren
and Theodoro Miller; the defendant, Living
ston, has Killian Miller, assisted by Josialt
Sutherland and Robert McClellan.
The defendants claim a nonsuit on the
ground that thoy have fully established pos
session, and that long enough to debar the
Stale, without reference to paper title. On
the other hand, the prosecution insist that
the patents having been introduced by the
defence, and having been impugned by the
prosecution, the whole question of posses,
sion and proper title ought to go to tho jury.
Judge Wright did not decide on the motion
for a nonsuit, but gave an opinion favorable
to the patent. Both parties then) waived the
sending of the case to the jury, and agreed
to argue it before the same judge, in this city,
on the 27th of next month. Judge W. is
then to take six months to give a decision.
l et' A Saw Mill is in operation in Morris
town, N. J., which can readily be taken to
pieces and put on three wagons and trans
ported to any place required in a dense for
est. It saws a log 30 feet in length, and a
few dayssince transformed a log 15 feet long
and 15 inches in diameter into i boards in j
short order—the saw running through the
log 4} minutes with the greatest ease. The
crank can be transformed from an eight-inch
to a ten-inch stroke in five minutes, and to
prevent the usual jarring and heavy pressure
on one side of the machine, it has a pitman
on each side of the saw. The cost is $350.
Power's Statue of Eve. —The friends of
Hiram Powers, aud ail the lovers of art,
will learn with regret that the great work of
our sculptor, Eve, which has time
been expected in this country for Mr. Preston,
of South Carolina, has been lost by ship
wreck off the Spanish coast. We believe
it was considered the artist's master piece by
his friends in Italy. It was largar than the
Greek Slave, though of life size.
VERY POOR.—A trifling sort of a fellow in
one of our neighboring counties, not long
since, won the affections of tho daughter of
a bluff, honest Dutchman of somo wealth.
On asking the old man for her: he opened
with a romantic speech about his being a
"poor young man," &c. "Ya, ya," said the
old man, "I knows all apout it: but yo.t ish
a little too poor—you has neider men ay nor '
i 'A David Sands, says the Emporium, who
escaped from the Gaol in Schuylkill county
a few nights since, with two other individ
uals, was arrested on Wednesday last at Wi!-
kesbarre, by Uraver Glussntire ami another
young man of Poltsville. While., on their
way down with him lite following day, he
escaped from the stage, but was again taken
by VVm. Glassmiro, on Friday, and safely
loged in Gaol.
One of the greatest advantages of a news*
paper in a family of children is a constant
stimulus, which tho statements it
contains, give < to the acquisition of histori
cal, scientific , and geographical knowledge
Who, then, that is a father, will be so penu
rious, not to say unnatural, us to refuse the
tender objects of his affections and responsi
bility, such au important aid to their advan
NEW EPIDEMIC.— It is stated that marriage
has assumed tho shape of a violent epidmio
at Welmington, Delaware, and that one min
ister alono pocketed something like one hun
dred dollars for adjusting the "yoke matri
monial," a few days since.
In Pittsburg, Judge M'Clum lately refuted
license ta 20 out of 59 applicants.
' • 1 • "."
A ntimbor women of G|do, dissatisfied
with the ptesent position of their so*, have
i signed a call for a Convention of fctwules to
moot in the town of Salem, Oil to. The pur
poso of the Convention is stated to be, in the
words of the sigr.eis, to concert measure to
secure to all persons tho recognition of cqttnl
I rights, and the extention of the privileges of
government without distinction of sex or fol
orj'to iitffsire uitWthfe origin and design of
the rights of humanity, whether tliey are eoj
val with the human race, of universal heri
tage, and inalienable, or merely convention
al, held by sufferance, dependent for a basis
on location, position, color and sex, &c.
New YORK TESTIMONY.—AN instance of
what is life in New York is given in a report
of acrimualtrialin that city last week.—
Judge Oakley said that witnesses, there can
be procured to prove anything, and unless it
is admitted to give evidence of their charac
ter, there would be no safety for any man.
It is to be presumed that such an opinion
does not come from an experienced judge on
any but most satisfactory grounds. It is ap
palling as to the dangerous degeneracy of
the great commercial emporium.
The Delaware Bridge Company. —The Man
agers of the Eastou Delaware Bridge Com
pany, on the Ist inst,, declared a Dividend of
$lO per share on the cupital stock tor the last
six monthos. A divend of S2O per annum
on stock that originally cosl 8100 a share, is
doing a pretty good business. It pays bettei
than United States Bank stock.
The Philadelphia U. S Mint. —We learn by
the last mimker of Biuknell's Reporter, that
improvements are now in progress at the
Mint, in the City of Philadelphia, by which,
when completed, that institution will be able
to coin, when worked to its lull capacity, at
least $3,500,000 per month, or forty-two mill
ions of dollars per annum.
IV A very maglignant kind of fever pre
vails in Schuylkill county. It is fatal in
most cases and the characteristics are, infia
mation attacks the brain and bowels to-J
gether, and in children an erysipelas erupt
ion shows itself. It seems to defy by its ob
stinacy, all the skill of medical science.
GF" Shall I help you to some of the tom
atus-sus? inqured a young exquisite at a
physician. "No, sir, I thank you," replied
the learned savan; "but I'll trouble you for
some of the Patatussus,.if you please." It is
said that tho young man never mentioned
Cannibalism. —According to the Minesota
Pioneer, the Chippewa or Mil skigo Indians,
who live in the northeastern part of that terr
tory, are in such a destitute condition as to
die or eat their fellows, unless they get aid.
ty it is customary with some youngladies
to divine future events by inspecting the sed
iment in the bottom of a breakfast cup,
and they actually build their hopes of getting
a husband on no better grounds than those of
tea or coffee.
I W Question, in the 38th chapter 35ih
verse, "Can,st thou send lightnings that they
may go and say unto thee, here we are V is
no longer a problem. The telegraphic light
j nings says a great deal more.
Damage for Slander. —ln the Court of Com
mon Pleas, Boston, Thomas G. Atkins, a
shopkeeper, has been mulcted in the sum of
one thousand dollars, for slanderous words a
gainst Charles 11. Wiggleaworth, a young
man formerly in his employ.
t"y The present British Minister, HENRY
LYTON BULWEU, nets a salary, house rent in
clusive, of $25 000 per annum, precisely tho
sum paid, per annum to the President ot the
FIRE IN MILTON, PA. —On Monday of last
week a dwelling occupied by Messrs. Law
rence and Montague, was destroyed by fire.
Tho papers speak in the highest terms of the
exertions of the ladies of the borough, who
worked while the "lords of creation" stood
gazing listlessly on.
Prof. Webster's Laboratory is now exhtb
itcd us a public show, at twelve and a half
cents admission. Mr. Littlf ie \fi it : iM , a ;j
is tho gainer by dy l 9 questionably decent op
eration, for pockets the receipts.
Gen. Wm. T. Rogers, of Bucks county, is
recommended by a correspondent of the Pen
sylvanian, as "a candidate for Surveyor Gen.
eral, subject to the decision of the Williams
John B. Guthrie, Esq. of Pittsburg, is nam
ed in the "Post" of that city, as a candidate
for Auditor General.
A suspicion is afloat that persons whocan
not eat mince pies without brandy, can drink
brandy without mince pies.
ty The latest case ofsingulati'y of conduct
is reported of that of a man in Lowell, who
dyed for the benefit of his hairs.
CW A gentleman looking at his watch, af
ter midnight, oried. "It is to-morrow morniug!
I must bid you good night!
Chagres an Amcricr City. —The Americans
at Chagres have constructed their municipal
government, aud have elected Capt. M. K
Taylor, formerly of Baltimore, Mayor.
Uf The Doctor who operates for cataracts
is a going up to Buffalo, to see if he can't do
something for tho Niagara.
W A good wire- fence that will last 25
years can be made for 49 cents per rod.
1 At tho E|ectioft held on Saturday last, for
■ .Colonel, Lieut Colonel and Majors, in the
ft . Ist Regiment, Ist Brigade, 6th Division,P. M. ;
• comprising the First Troop Schuylkill Coun- *
9 ty Cavalry, Minersvillo Artillery, Washing
-9 tori Artillery, National Light Infantry, Scott's
I St. Clair Infantry, and Washington Yeagem,
I j the foiling named gentlemen were elected, to
T —JAMES NAQLE. % *
Lieut. Col.—OiitNiEt DE FonssT.
Major, ll Battalion—J. MACOMB WETHEK
s Major 2d Battalion— JOHN W. WILLIAMS.
The Election in Virginia.
f Richmond, April 26.
I The vote in favor of calling a Convention
- o reform the Constitution is very largo. Tho
" Democrats gained one member in Petersburg
II and one in Norfolk county. The polls ir
" this city were kept open three days.
The making nnd reppiring of the roads in
j. Blythe 'ownship Schuylkill county, have
been let to contractors by public outcry *n
der the new law for $1225; the annual cost
in the old way exceeded $4oO(J!!
f ' Circulating Abolition Documents. ■
FREDERICSSBI'HO, Va., April 30.
Isaac Curry, an Irishman, was arrest ad
here to day, and held to bail on a charge of
circulating abolition documents.
On Sunday evening, 14th ult., b.< Rev. L
Hamlin. Mr. Simon Brader, to Miss S. C.
1 Smethcrs, of Beach Haven.
On Tuesday. 23d ult., Invite v. Mr. Reese,
, I Mr John Snyder, Jr. of Bfoom township, to
. Miss Mnri/ Ann Abbott, of Lime Ridge.
I , On the 4th Tilt.. by Wm Kitchen. Esq.,
Mr John Huntington, of Mahoning township,
to Miss Elenoi Lanegan , of Danville.
On the 6th ult., by rhe same, Mr. Thomas
Chilington, of Boston, Mass., toMiss Rosanna
Gray, of Danville.
1 On the 23d nit., by the same, fir. Henry
Mdler, of MifHinvilla, to Miss Susanna A 'tin
ii |(frsfr. of Mitilin township, Columbia county,
In Sfreen wood towhship, on the 18th ult.,
| bv Elder. S. S. Montgomery, Mr. Moses M
Henry. M. and Miss Surah daug.
liter of Eldr. S. T. Montgomery, an of Colum
In Mifflinvtlle, Columbia eo., ou 9th
. ult., Elizabeth, daughter of James D. and Ma
ry Ann Myer.-, aged 2 years, 3 months aud
1 28 days.
At Buffalo, Union co., en Fridaf 19th ult.,
Robert Vanvatsuh, M. D., in the 87th year of
In Danville, on Friday the 12th ult., Mrs.
Susanna G., wif eof Mr. Michael B. Bov
doin, aged 31- years,
i At his late residence, in Lower Merion.
Montgomery county, on Tuesday, li;th ult
Thomas Ashbridge, Esq., formerly of Danvillo,
in the 69th year of his age.
At Foundryville on Monday of last week
John, eon of James aud Margaret Boyles,
scarlet fever, aged about 7 years.
At the residence of her,son, Mr. Jo tph
Stackhouse, in Foundryville, on Friday, t'
16th ult., Mrs. Mary Stackhouse. aged at<
On the 23d March last, at Galveston, '1 ex
as, A. B. WILSON, formerly of Wilkese..;;-,
aged 29 years.
Thomas C. Bomboy
Respectfully informs the public that he has
opened and arranged in good order
A GUNSMITH SHOP
at the Pennsylvania Hotel, in tho lower par
ot Main Street, Bloomsburg, where he "va,
be ready to furnish any kind of Firearms, ir
good order and of approved workmanship
He will also attend to
Repairing and Cleaning Guns
aud will repair and make all kinds of
machinery, locks. &c., at moderate charge
Guns and Pistols on hand for sale.
Bloomsburg, May 2, 1850.
Call in and See !
MORE NEW GOODS.
The subscribers would invite the attention
of the public to thoir now stock of Spin
at id Summer Goods which tliey have just i
ooived. They have a full and general a
fortment of all s'jclt goods as are usuali.
kept in S Country store, and will sell a* tl;
'b'.TGst prices for good pay
Ladies can find in this assortment avoir
Ginghams, Lawns, Lustres and Berang
of almost any desirable style and pattern.
. For gentlemen, we can furnish
i Broad cloth and Summer cloth, and p
, anything else that may be needed, wcl;
Groceries, Hardware, Queenaware, Ced.
ware, Summer hats, &c.
MENDENHALL & MENSCII
Bloomsburg, May 1, 1850.
Brigade Order —IMo.
1 Brigade Inspector's Office, J
Berwick, April 29, 1850. (
The First Battalion of the First Bri*; '■
Ninth Division, P. M., commanded by MV. •
B. S. Gilmore, are directed to hold their
- nual haitalion at Mitllinville, on
Saturday, the 18 th day of May inst.,
and all the organized companios belougi
t to this battalion are required to be armed
. equipped for drill at that time and pine*
The organized Volunteer Compa; 1 uj"
the 2d Bett.alion of the same Brigade at **
quired to meet at Danville, on
, Saturday, the 25thday of M ay inst.,
for the purpose of holding their annual
talion. The companies are directed to
armed and equipped for drill
Brig. Ins. Ist Brig th
All persons having accounts or dt.
aguinst Matthias Kline, of Orange'L v. *
' are requested to irrako tbem kno vii
a immediately; and all indebted t - ,
make payment for such indsbtedno.
without further notice.
HIIUM R. KLIN
3 Committee of Matthias i
Orange tsp., April 30, 1850.