The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, April 05, 1855, Image 2

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Btoomshurg Tborsdtir Aprils, 1850.
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1 be Nplrlr of Knew-Nolhlnniin.
An intelligent minieler of the gospel late
ly remarked 10 us ihal the present crusade
of bigoted Know-Nothings against the Cath
olic sect will do more to make infidels than
all that the avowed enemies of Christianity
could have accomplished. It inculcates big
otry and selfishness wheie true minded gien
• xpect'Christiaii charily and fellowship.—
It teaches persecution where true Christian
ity would inculcate forbearance. It breathes
hostiliry where there should be humanity.—
It leaches man to hate and not to love his
fellow. It blots from the human heart the
sentiments of human brotherhood charity |
and love, which are the basis of the Chris
tian religion ; and without which no religi
ous profession i aught else than a sturab- j
ling block.
The Know-Notlilngi accuse the Catholic
Dtierts of interference in politics. And yet
in thin age there is no hierarchy so unjust
and oppressive as the Protestant Church of
England—iti this country there has been no
presumption of priestcraft so unchristian and
insolent as the protest ol 3000 Protestant
priests in the name of the Most High to the
Cougiess of the United Stales.
The many Protestant clergy men whqphave
left the divine mission of their master and
the preaching of such Christian virtues as
charity, love and human brotherhood lor the
political atump, or for the midnight denun
ciation of the Catholic gitigen and Cathoilc
christian in a secret lodge, might learn a j
lesson cf wisdom from the conduct of Bishop
Hughe*. This eminent and learned man J
was in 18*6 tendered the highly important j
and delicate mission to Mexico by the ad
ministration of Mr. Polk ; the discretion and I
sagaiiiy of Mr. Buchanan having discerned
tbe advantages that would accrue'by appoint
ing a Catholic Pielate of such distinction
and influence as Ambassador to Mexico.—
But the Bishop felt that his mission was at
home in the walks of religious consolation
and instruction, and he declined the most in
viting politictl station at that lime thut could
be otfeied to any man.
Legislation lor Manners and Morals.
In England in times past parliament at
tempted to regulate almost every thing by
statute, and if some of these were very silly,
others were certainly founded on good prin
ciples. Eating, drinking and dress, seem
to have received the a'temion of the patriar
chal lawgivers,
In 1363, several acts passed regulating di
et and apparel of servants, and we believe
acta aro still unrepeult-d which ordain that no
one shall be served with more than two
courses. They directed that servants shall
once a day receive milk, meat and cheese ;
oxherds and shepherds, were not to exceed
cloth of one shilling per yard; yeomen
tradesmen and artificers were not to weßr
such as cost more than one shilling and six
pence. By the 7th of Richard II restraint
fell alike on masters and on men, and fines
were imposed on these who gave and those
who took more than wages appointed by the
By an enactment ol the reign of Edward
IV., the apparel of the people was fixed; and
yeomen were commanded not to wear "bol
sters or stuff of wool cotton, crcadas, or oth
er stuff in their doublets, except for linings j
and ihat no one under the degree ol a gentle
man should wear pikes to his shoes or boots
exceeding in length eleven inches; and ser
vants in husbandry and artisans should not
wear broadcloth exceeding two shillings, nor
wive* wear bracelets costing mora than
twelve pence. Hose and girdles were also
regulated by fines.
In the reign of Edward Vf., idleness was
punished by two yeaii slavery, and the sec
ond offence by branding an* perpetual sla
Popular Amusements.
On Monday of last week M. Qniggle call
ed up the bill, to prohibit billiard rooms,
bowling saloons and ten-pin alleys, in the
boroughs of Williamsport and I.ock Haven.
Mr. Buckalew briefly opposed the bill.
He thought it improper and ridiculous to le
gislate especially on a subject of this kind,
when there was a general law regulating the
aubjecl. So far as his experience went, he
aaw no evil resulting from these amusements.
They were established for tho purpose of ex
ercise and the promotion ami improvement
of health, and were greatly conducive to
these objects. He was opposed to this bill,
oil the ground that it was setting a bad pre
cedent. If this was to be passed, he saw no
reason why the geneial act should not be re
pealed. He trusted tbe Senate would not
pasa the bill.
Mr. Price made a few remarks of similar
tenor. He said he agreed with the Senator,
that If the bill was good for any particular
section ol the Siate, it wasgood for the whole
State. 'lt the general law prohibited gamb
ling in suclpestablisbments, be saw no objec
tions to them.
(Some Senator remarked that it did.)
Mr. Price. Tlien he had no objections to
il. He wished it understood, however, that
be waa opposed to any gambling. Other
wise, he thought they afforded a healthful
and beneficial exercise, of which the people
should not be deprived.
Mr. Jamison made a few remarks in favor
ol lb# bill. He regretted the position taken
by the Senators who had j,ust spoken, and
thought the eslsblirhmeni of such places of
amusement wis fraught with great evils.
The bill was then postponed.
CP* We understand that Judge GilliEore
refused all license* in Fayette and Washing
ton Counties, during the lets session of the
courts in those counties.
xv Governor Pollock ha* appointed Cor
nelius Gairetson and Simon P. Kase of Dan
ville Aid-de-camps.
w IMMERSION —On Saturday last the Rev.
Mr. Miles baptised three persons, by immer
sion in the river, at Williamsport.
fefr' The father of Matt. Ward has lost his
suit against the city of Louisville, for irjury
done to his house by tbe mob.
IW In New York flour is selling for $9,50
and wheat at $2,33. In Philadelphia prices
are about the same.
THE " RAGING CANAWI." —There are em
ployed on the canals of York State, du
ring the season of navigation, about 25,000
boatmen and 6,000 boys.
Hantd, la., has recovered SSOO damages
from a liquor dealer who sold his fathers
glass of liquor on the day he was drowned.
TY The Johnstown Hindoos hung-St. Pat
rick in effigy on the 17th. Il is astonishing
what an amount of venom some folks have
in their composition.
TY Next week we will publish an inter
esting article in reference to the Smithsonian
Institute, together with an engraved view of
the magnificent building.
MOST IMPOST ANT. —It has been ascertain"
I si! ihat Mrs. Alexander Hamilton waa the
first person in the United States for whom
ice cream was made.
TY Paul Geddes, whose sudden disap
pearance soma 15 years ago,caused so much
evc'temetil, passed through Williamsport, a
lew days since.
TY SOMETHING NEW —A female named
Madeline Famburg was bound over, in Pitts
burg, last week, to answer u charge of se
duction, preferred against her by one Bene
dict Brock.
of a well filled, neatly printed monthly ag- I
ricul'ural paper, published by j. I,\ Sljson,
and ediittl py a opargter; terms only twen
ty-five cents a year.
Mr*. Elizabeth McNeil, widow of the late
General John McNeil, and sister of Presi
dent Pierce, died at Concord on Wednesday,
in her GBth year.
TY Wi: understand ihat a Post Office has
been established, and Joseph l.illev appoint
ed Post Master, ut Evansviile, bearing that
name, iti Briarcreek township, Columbia
county, Pa.
GT The President's veto ol the Collins i
appropriation meets much favor from the
Boston merchants, who unreservedly com
mend it. It is also commended by the press
of all parties throughout the country.
18th ult-. 13,400 applications for bounty lands,
under the r.ew law, have been received at
the Fetision Office. This, it will be remem
bered, is the result of only one of the many
bounty laud acts of Congress.
TY The Democratic friends of General
John Weidman, of Lebanon, already begin
to express their preference in his behalf as
the Democratic candidate for the Gubernato
rial chair. Gen. Weidman is a gentleman of
fine talents arid acquirements, such us would
adorn any station in life.
CY We understand that the Giand Coun
cil of the Hindoos have under consideration
the propriety of altering one clause in the
Declaration of Independence so as to read
thus: "All men are created free ami equal,
(except Irishmen,) and are endowed with
certain inalienable rights, amongst which
aro life, liberty, and tbe pursuit of office and
ty The young men of our town whose
" ugly mugs" are ornamented with hirsute
appendages should emigrate to ikrrisburg
loitliwiih. The Item says there is a lonsori
al professor in that would-be-city whonham- |
poons modern monkies—all hair and no
brains—free gratis for nothing. N. B. Hairy !
muzzled editors are not included.
ENI.AI.GKD —Mr. Loweuburg has enlarged
his clothing store, and received a new sup
ply of fashionable clothing and cloths. His
work is mostly made up at his store and in
town, and we are pleased to see that he is
progressing. He understands his business,
aftd attends to it with industry, and with a
oC'errritiation to please his customers and
sell encp-
THE " "Exchange" Ho
tel in this place passed under the man
agement of Mr George Herring, and all hauds
are engaged in fixing and Ires! rening it tip.
The numerous friends of Sheriff Snyder will
te pleased to learn that in time he will be
come connected wiih the establishment; am!
he will no doubt serve the public in thai
capacity with as much satisfaction as he now
does in his office.
fy Messr. Dreifuss fit Co., will soon re
ceive a new stock of fashionable clothing
liom the city, and gents will do well h) look
in and brush up. The promenading season
is coming on, and no bird can be handsome
without fine feathers, The ladies can also
find in Mr. Kline's cases many uice things
for them.
iy The residence and boarding house of
William Koons, late Sheriff of Luzerne coun
ty, connected with his furnace at Hunlock's
Creek, was burned on Sun Jay the 251h ult.
Tho valuables and books were saved. The
fire was entirely accidental, being caught by
the stove-pipe in the roof.
ty Whoever of our readers will visit Mr.
Smith's pocket book and dressing case man
ufactory in Philadelphia, will be surprised to
see how large a variety of articles in his I jne
his ingenuity has contrived.
BP" The law requires that every township
officer should be sworn before entering upon
thd discharge of their duties. We understand
that in some instances thii important matter
has been neglected.
Cy Quite a number of female scbotl teach
ers have received certificates upon examina
tion during the past week. Those who wisb
to visit us next week for a like purpose wiH
remember that we shall be absent at Harris*
burg until afier Thursday.
A Witless Trick.
Wm. M. Breslin of the Lebanon Adverti
ser ban been very decided and earnest in his
opposition to the Know-Nothitigs, and so to
vent (heir malice and spleen at the late town
election they elected him " wood corder" in
derision of his honest industry when a boy.
The originators of the silly trick are of
conrse the kind of natural Know-Nothings
who think honest industry a fit subject for
their derision, and are themselves 100 lazy
to work and 100 proud to beg. But Mr. Bres
lin seems to understand how their folly has
put their feet in the net, and he uses his
advantage in the following style.
We do not wish to make comparisons,
but it is well known that Jofm Tyler was at
one lime elected constable; Henry Clay,
Supervisor; John Randolph, Justice of the
Peace; and other great men, whom we do
not now recollect, to thesame or simular pet
ty offices. The Know-Nothitigs last Friday
elected us to the office of "wood corder."—
We do not Consider ourselves one of the
great of litis country, this state, this
county, or even of this borough, but tho
fact that our enemies serve us, like (he ene
mies of great men served them, partly per
suades us that we are " some pumpkins,"
and on the strength of it now 'sport a new
shanghai-coat, in which we may be seen
•' shooting" along our streets, in pursuit of
business, not pleasure, at any time during
the next three months, or until hot weather
compels us to assume a lightrr garment. To
be seen we must be watched, as we never
have lime to loaf, lounge, or promenade, as
aotne of those have who voted for us.
We hove accepted the office, and shall
perform the dries thereof, (if there are any
duties uttachcd to it,) with the same care,
despatch and punctuality we have exercised
in every other requirement, public or private,
at our bonds. Wo have never been in the
habit of doing things half, or entirely neglect
ing '.ltem, as some who voted for us have
done, and are now doing. We are sorry that
uui poeroies elected us, but heir intention
to ridicule is frustrated and fulls itarmiero Ct
our feet. When a boy, we endeavored to
earn a few honest pennies by lairing and
splitting wood in our streets, and we would
not be ashamed to do the same thing now,
but, thank Heaven, industry brought a host
of friends, who have placed us above that
condition; who will keep us above it so
long as we continue to merit their favor by
pursuing a conduct which God intended us
poor mortals to folfow, viz:—to earn our
bread by the sweat of the brow; and not bo
drones upon society. We can earn a com
fortable livelihood without the office of wood
corder, but we assure those who elected us,
that if we could make out of it fifty or a
hundred dollars during the coming year, wc
should do so, and then there would be some
rejoicing among the poor and afflicted at the
end of our term. As it is, we have not ex
amined into our duties but shall do so at
our ri'st leisure,and may yet be ableto ful
fil our desires.
On tho whole, the business was a petty
one for the KmTW-Nothins order of hie bor
ough to engage in. Their tickets were
printed with such an intention, and although
many of them were voted blank, which
shows thai it was a proceeding beueath the
notice of some of thein,lbe large vote we
received, (51, as the Courier extra reports,)
shows that there was a general understanding
on tne subject.
One ol the Know-Nothings.
On Monday of last week the resolution*
pending for the adjournment of the legislature
came up in the House. In the course of de
bale Mr. Morris said, that it was a matter of
little moment to the people when the Legis
lature adjourned—in fact it was none of their
business. The people did not understand the
position of aflairs here as well as the mem
bers, and if they tnougliljt right to stay they
should have the firmness and decision to do
so, whether the people desire it or not. If
the bill fixing a salary of SSOO for each mem
ber during the session should pass, then it
mattered notfcow long thoy remained in ses
sion. "
The Connecticut Election.
New York, April 2 —We learn at a late
hour last night the following results in Con
nect.cul.—The city of Hartford elects one
Whig anil one Demovratto the Legislature—
New-Haven elects two Democrats to tho Le
gislature. Thus far the Democrats have gain
ed sixteen mcmberß in the legislature. Tne
} result compared with last year, runs Ingham
Democrat, for Governor, far ahead of Miner.
Know Nothing. The vote for Dutton Whig,
very small—probably he will not receive six
thousand vote* in the Stale. The Know-
Nothings have net dono as well in the State
as th.*y expected.
Cincinnati Election.
At (he late munioipai election in Cincin
nati the Know-Nothings raised a row at one
poll, took possession of the ballot boxes by
/orce, and destroyed the tickets. It was a
Ward in which there were many Germans,
and which it was supposed would give some
600 or 700 majority against the Know-Noth
ings. Three Germans were reported to be
killed, and the Know-Nothings paraded the
street with a cannon.
Prohibition in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin legislature recently passt'd
a prohibitory liquor law which the Governor
vetoed with some forcible objections. A
salute of artillery was fired at Mtlwaukie in
honor of tho veto. But the legislature has
since passed another bill nearly similar in
character, and avoiding the strongest objec
tions of the Governor. This passed by near
ly a two-third vote.
Result of Victoria.—A lellor Irom London
says:—Over .£96,000 have been eollected in
aid of the wives and children 'of the dead and
wounded soldiers. Trade suffers dreadfully.
Half the aristocracy are in mourning for the
death of Kinsmen, in the Crimea, and all
faney sales are ended. The usual quantity
of amusements (balls, b0.,) is curtailed for
the same cause. Every third person I meet
is in mourning.
Yery few new buildings are "going up,"
but the rents of dwellings have not been re
duced this Spring, notwithstanding the hard
Next week is the Jewish Passover. It will
be observed among the Israelites, in com
memoralioMf the departure of the children
of Israel iGgp' Egyptian bondage and sla
very. b , ' -
The Brev&ort House, a fashionable hotel
in New York, has passed into the hands of
a receiver. The furniture cost $60,000. It
was mortgaged for about $40,000, and the
last mortgagee baa moved for (he Receiver's
The British station for enlistment of "food
for powder" to serve in the Crimea, which
was recently opened in New York, has been
closed, and the recruits who are described
as the veriest scum of the alien population,
From some unexplained cause, the New
York Prohibitory Liquor Law aeems to hang
fire in the Senate. Ot course, the $40,000
known to be in the hands of the lobby agents
of the liquor dealers has nothing to do with
the delay.
Barnum continues to keep bis approach
ing baby show " before the people," by
means of strictures written under the rose,
and replies thereto, over his own signature.
The great showman has lost caste terribly
by his autobiography. It was worse than a
crime—it was a mistake.
The following advertisement appeared a
few days ago in one of the dailies:
Notice. —lf the gentleman who keeps a
store in Codur Street with a red head, will
return the umbrella he borrowed Irom a la
dy with an ivory handle, he will hear of
something to his advantage.
The pressure in the money market does
nol seen; to affect the ladies of New York.
Their costume, this spring, is more rich and
costly than remember to have seen it.—
Sumptuary laws as stringent as those exist
ing in England and France f nr centuries
ago, would save husbands and fathers a
good many thousand dollars a year.
Much excitement has been created among
the Cubanos and fillibusteros here, by the
news of the garoting of Ramon Pinto, lale
Secretary to Captain Genera! Concha. The
charges of treason brought against Pinto
seein lo have been supported by very ques
tionable testimony.
Some hall-dozen plans for the New Cily
Hall are now before the Common Council.
There is any quantity of lobbying and in
triguing lo gel the contract. It will be a fat
job. The cost will be from 8600,000 to
1,000,000; and twenty-five per cent, thereof
may be set down as clear profit.
The extraordinary expenses to which many
firms in New Yotk are subject in the shapo
of store rents, may be inferred from the fact
that the stores of the Aster House fronting
on Broadway, (eight in number,) rent for
SJS.OfIS. Bwh Miner store, about Iwenijp
feel front, rents for 84,000. One of " The
Trade," in that location, has been com
pelled lo close doors within a few days.
At an Anti-Maine Law meeting held in
the Fourteenth Ward, on Friday, a series of
resolutions was produced, which neither the
chairman, the secretary, nor any of the vice
presidents could read. Whether the wri
ting was too bad to be decypbered, or the
parties to much "overcome" to read, is not
stated. Finally, the meeting adjourned in a
state of intense di'gust.
"Improvement" having ousted the vener
able Dr. from the Old Brick Church
in Nassau street, a magnificent place of wor
ship is lo be built for bim in sth avenue.
The ground has been bought, and it is said
that the edifice will be unsurpassed eveu by
Trinity and Grace church. There aeems to
be i sort SMr Evangelical ambition in New
York, to worship God in "first class''church
es in the fashionable avtnues.
"Spiritualism" flourishes in New York. A
new medium named Wolfe, formerlyaitach
ed to the Bowery Theatre, is said to be pro
ducing, or rather eliciting, the most astonish
ing phenomena. It is averred that, in the
"circle" over which lie presides, letters
Irom the Spirit land fall in showers over the
table, and pictures worth $25 to SIOO each,
ore ihrusl by Spirit hands through tho floor!
We shoulJ rather like to belong lo that cir
cle. The cbunce for a picture might be bet
ter than iu an "Art Union."
Hobokeu has determined to become a
city so soon as it can get a charter. The
fauns and dryads ere to be displaced by a
mayor and corporation. Where wilt the
metropolitans go to breathe? It seems to us
that the commercial capital will soon be in
the condition of one of those unfortunate
loads sometimes found in blocks of stone—
walled in, liermetrically sealed within a
double circle of brick ar.d mortar. Its only
salvation is the "Central Park." Without
that, it will be in danger of falling a victim
lo the same complaint that catried off Czar
Nicholas —atrophy of the lungs.
The Chevalier Wikofl is out in the Heiald
with a contradiction of Mr. Ssule's assertion
that Louis Napoleon, just belore his coup d'
etat, proposed to send a secret envoy to the
United States, in order to see what chance
there might be of stirring up a revolution
among ns. WikofT cites a letter addressed
to him by Prince Napoleon about the time
.specified by Soule as a proof that the Prince
entCßained no such project. It seems, (torn
the tone and tenor of the letter, that the
Prince and the Chevalier were at that time
on terms of the most confidential intimacy.
There are only twelve persons charged
with murder, awaiting trial in the tombs.
Among them is Henri Cornel, a Frenchman,
convicted of the murder of an old man in
Dey street, about four years ago, A second
trial was granted bim by the Court of Ap
peals, in consequence of some informality ;
and now, the principal witness baiug i ion est,
or dead, the murderer's neck is probably out
of peril. He has grown fat in prison, and is
said to be perfectly contented with bis situa
tion. Turner and " Paugene,'' alleged acces
sories to the murder of Poole, are among the
All kinds of provision!, especially Flour,
Beef, and buttor, are again enormously bigb
in New York. People will soon have to live
on beans and fresh cod. The latter, fortu
nately, now selling at 6 conts a pound, is
within the reach of the most indigent.
The Harpers have republished Madden'*
Memoirs of IXiy Blessington. The faux pas
in her ladyship's career are smoothed over,
and yet there is enough in the volumes to
show that she was a reckless, though bril
liant woman—that she lived the life of an
Aspasia, and died a "demirep."
De Witt & Davenport have in press a vol
ume ol poems, by Thomas Dunn English.—
The book is to be called "Ben Bolt and other
Poems," and will contain, in addition to the
best fugative pieces tbat have already ap
peared, many that have been written by Mr.
English expressly for this book.
The new street-sweeping machine now in
operation in New York, threatens, in addition ,
to sweeping the streets clean, eeriously to
sweep away vety much of the power and
influence of political parties. The street
sweeping patronage has hitherto secured a
good deal of power to the party having the
power of dispensing it.
The " Slave of the Lamp," a sort of autog
raphic extravaganza, by William North, the
English writer, who recently killed himself
with prussic acid, has just been published
by Long & Brothers. It is an insane sort of
book, but contains some scenes of absorbing
interest. We learn from the preTaco that the
author was a descendant of Lord North, the
thick-headed Premier, who could not dis
tinguish the difference between an insurrec
tion and a revolution.
A lerriffic raid upon' female frailty seems
now to be in progress in the moral city of
Gotham. Easy virtue is forbidden to trav
erse the streets by night, on pain of being
sent to the Penitentiary under the vagrant
act, and catalogued, with names, ages, and
residences appended, in the morning prayers.
About a hundred women have been caught
by tho police in two consecutive hauls;
meanwhile their betrayers are permitted to
run at large, unquestioned. Their is a good
deal of one-side justice in this enlightened
age and country. A retired merchant who
recently owned a pew in Grace Church, he
is dead now, we believe, was the proprietor
of four houses of prostitution in that city.
But he was rich. "Plate Sin with gold,"
&c.,—the quotation is somewhat trite and
Th: North American Phalanx, in New Jer
sey, has failed. This association was partly
organized on the principles of Charles
Fourier; but it appears that they lacked the •
numbers, money and capacity necessary to
success. Some members of the association
held a meeting in this city, a few evening*
ago, at which the speaker made very point
ed allusions to a certain well-known social
ist in this cijy, who, they said, had great
faith in lite Fourierism, but who did not
manifest it in works, or in the shape of hard
cash, for tho cause. After the meeting ad
journed, Albert Brisbane, the ex-philanthro
pist and Fourierite, when he was poor and
had nothing to lose, but the Wall Streot
sleek jobber now ho has inherited a fortune,
was pretty severely handled in private con
versation. It is evident that he is the man
to whom the speakers had alluded from the
The late Poole tragedy has ceased to be
a subject of discussion, except in bar-rooms,
the station houses, the private rooms of the
Mayor and Aldermen at the City Hall, and
other disreputable places, Baker, the mur
derer of Poole, evidently has either powerful
or cunning friends—perhaps both. In the
first place, he was permitted to escape when
wounded, and easily known by those whose
duty it was to arrest bim. And since bis
escape, the public has been completely bam
boozled as to his whereabouts. At one mo
ment he has gone to the Spanish Main—then
he turns up in New Jersey—then in
Canada—and now he is back in the Jersey
woods again, a wandering outcast. All these
stories originated by the assassin's frienJs,
lend to load avenging justice a wild-goose
chase. Baker is said to have been so badly
wounded as not to be in a condition to leave
N'ew York, and many knowing ones are of
opinion that he is still secreted here. If the
facts (showing tho real parts played by fcer
tain officials in this disgraceful affair) are
evor disclosed, lite people will open their
eyes wide.
Federalism alius Know-Nothlnglsrn.
The census shows tho number of Protes
tant clergy to be 27,800 to 1,270 Catholic
priests, and yet these 27,800 are frightened
out of their wits—certainly out of much
of their Christianity—by their fear of the
Church. But, let us ask, by whom is the
danger of Catholicity invoked? Certainly
not by men imducd with common sense—
men who have the honur and welfare of
their country at heart—men who fear God
and love their fellow man; but, in reality,
by wicked, designing men—men who, to
obtain office, would eacrafice not only their
country but the salvatiorKif their souls. The
danger apprehended from Catholicity and
foreigners by Know-Nothing saints, to say
the least, in a base cheat—intended to work
upon and inflame the narrov, contracted
prejudices of weak-minded men, old women
and children. It is upon a bar with witch
craft—the work of dark ages.
For many years Federalism—now Know-
Nothingism—under assumed names and
upon various issues, labored incessantly for
power and spoils, but to no purpose. The
people in a calm temperate and decided man
ner, almost invariably put the seal of con
demnation upon it. Finally, having been
driven to the wall by the force of public
opinion, it now endeavors to screen its hide
ous mien behind the alluring sentiment,
"Americans muet rule America." What
humbuggery ! What blasphemy ! The truth
is, its great leading object has always been,
and is now, lo crush the natural and inalien
able rights, of man. History proves it, and
we predict that, unices the brute ia checked
in its mad career, the people will learg •;
from experience— Hnrriehurg Union.
From the Middle States Medical Reformer.
Well April —pouting, fretful, perfidious
APRIL lias come again. It was an enthusias
tic writer of sunny Italy who declared it to be
to May and June what "sweet fifteen," in the
age of woman, is to passion-stricken eighteen
and perfect two and twenty! But wc who
reside so near where Boreas reigns cannot
appreciate the truthfulness of tho comparison
unless it be in its rapid alternation of sun
shine and shower, which the writer would
empare to "smiles and tears." Why at ond
time with her clear sky and mild breezes
from tho South, she temp's us abrond. prom
ising us a fair and pleasanf day, when lo!
as we, relying upon her word, sally forth in
our lighter garments to prosecute business or
take a
" rural walk
O'er hills,through valleys,or by river's brink,"
that we may fully enjoy the prospective
beauties of the day, becomo enlivened up by
the genial warmth of the sun, and gladdened
by the songs of the feathered choristers of
the grove, with perfidy and fiful anger, she
changes Iter winning countenance! dark and
threatening clouds begin to gather, and be
fore we can possibly retreat from the dis
tance to which tho fair enchantress has
drawn us back to our warm and comfortable
parlor, down comes the pitiless shower with
all the spito that Eurus can impart chilling
us through and through, and causing one to
exclaim of April as did the celebrated for
eigner of our climate—"it is one great res
! cal that can never be trusted," or in the
language of the Poet
"Oh sky!
Why didst thou promise such n beauteous day
And make me travel forth without my cloak?''
To err is said to be tho lot of humanity,
but to change is the privilege of April. And
as this month is now upon us, perhaps a
few words of caution to such of our readers
as are upon their pilgrimage from the prison
house of Disease to the promised land of
Health, may not be out of place. Beware
how you trust the syren promises of tire
fickle and pcrfideous Geni ruling ;he thirty
days to come. You may read tff light dtess:
you may think of venturing abroad without
sure defences against the northern blasts and
numbing frost, but lie careful that you con
tinue to wear your thick and wintry garments,
flannel, comfortable hose and thick shoos,
aye, and all those unfashionable tut most
necessary protections from the invasions of
disease, noisy catarrhs, twitching rheuma
tisms, and the innumerable sequences of
exposure. Should these timely hints be dis
regarded, and pain and suffering follow, throw
tho censure not upon us, nor charge them to
tho "dispensations of providence," but place
•them where tlioy belong, to yourselves, your
unpardonable carelessness and neglect. If
friendly advice will not teach you wisdom, a
dear bought experience may.
WHAT CONSISTENCY I —The national con
vention of the frecsoilers in 1352, held at
Pittsburgh, over which body John P. Hale
presided, passed the following resolution:—
Resolved, Thai emigrants and exiles from
the Oltl World ahovßt find • rwrfwJ wrlwnt
to homes of comfort and fields of enterprise
in the New; and every attempt to abridge
their privileges of becoming citizens and
owners ol the soil among usougAt to be resis
ted with inflexible determination."
This resolution, it ij said, was reported by
Henry Wilson, the new Senator From Mass
achusetts. Both Wilson and Hale are now
leading men in the new anil prescriptive or
der of know nothings! Was there ever a
more mercenary set of demagogues than
the ambitious men who lead in the councils
of this secret political party! As for Hale,
we look upon him as a selfish and unprinci
pled politician.— Hartford Times.
THE new mode of building, by concrete
walla, is getting into extensive practice, and
by the best aid of chemistry and philosophy,
hasnovv been brought to itsutmost perfection
This kind of wall is built of large and small
stones; some are quite large, and each stone
is embedded in lime anJcement moitar, with
other chemicals, which in a short time makes
the whole mass one hard ami solid rock.—
j The wall, when built, leaves on the outside
a beautiful surface, which may bo finished
with mastic or stucco. Buildings of this
kind are dryer, more substantial, arid more
economical. •
managers of a theatrical oompany at Roches
ter, N. Y, have issued a proclamation, in
which the following passage occurs:—'* Be
ing both married men, with children we love
and wives we adore, will, we think, be a
sufficient guarantee that everything will be
conducted with strict propriety, and nothing
done or spoken but what the most fastidious
person may witness with pleasure. Parents
and guardian* 1 you may bring your wiros
and children lo enjoy a rational entertain
ment without any fear of their good taste be
ing insu'ted, or their modesty put to the
recent change in the British Cabinet has
turned out of the office of Secretary of the
Board of Trade, Sir Robert Lowe, one of the
editorial writers of the London Times; and
conferred the post of Chancellor of the Ex
chequer on S. G. C. Lewis, the editor of the
Edinburgh Review.
tJT Pleasant—To lie behind a log an hour
or uro, on a cold day, waiting for a flock of
ducks to approach you, and just aa iheyeome
within range, see them suddenly scattered
by a shot front some "yahoo's" rifle, who
lancies he can "kill a duck at fire hundred
yards, just as easy as nothii:!"
Kansas Election.
A dispatch from Weston, via St. Louis,
say* that the pro-slavery ticket on the north
side of Kansas river, had 1000 majority, and
that there was no opposition to the pro-sla
very ticket in Burr, Oak or Atchison pre
fW Land warrants are in gootj demand in
New York, and worth ?]6O to 8165— parts
in proportion. VVbSn the new ones are is
sued unjet act of the lata Congress, it is
probljle the prico will docline somewhat'.
i There will, however, be on supply from this
■ source far some time,
PILLS —"The combinations of ingredient* in
these Pills, is the result of • long and ex.
tensive practice; they ere mild in their oper
ation. and certain it. restoring riatnee to its
proper channel. In every instance h ,ve th*
Pills proved successful. The Pills invaria
bly open those ohatruclions to which females
are liable, and bring ratnre into ila proper
channel, whereby haallh is re\tnrrd, and .the
pale and deadly countenance changed to a
healthy one, No female can enjuv good
health unless she is legultt ; and whewrar
an obstruction tubes place, whether from isi
pnsnre, cold, or any other cause, the general
health immediately begins to declina, and th*
want of such a remedy has beer, the etuis of
so many consumption! among young fema]aa.
To ladies whose health will not permit an in ■
crease of their family, tbeso Pilla will prava
a ealuakle acquisition, as thev will prevent
pregnancy. Headache, pain in tho side, pal
pitation of the heart, loathing rf food, and
disturbed sleeo do most alwavs arise from the
int erruplion of nature; and whenever Mist Is
the case, the Pills will invariably remedy all
these evils. Nor are they less efficacious itj
•he cure of Leucorrhoea, commonly called the
"Whites," These Pills should never b* tas
ben de'ring pregnancy, as they would be turd'
to causa a miacsrrigan. Warantedto be purely
Vegetable, and free from anything injurious to
life or health. Full and explicit direction*
acomptny each b-X.
These Pills are put up in squire flat bote*.
Persons residing whe re th, re are no egwiey
setsblishe J. by enclns ing One Dollar in a"tet-c
tor postpaid to D*. O. 1,. Chresemnn, No. 267
Blacker street, N rw Yorb City, can have them
sent to their rasp ectire addresses by return of
On tho 25th iust , liy tho Rev. Wm. J.
Eyer, Mr. JOSEPH GICKR, and Miss PHUC
Kai'M, bo'.h of Montour twp.
Jn Berwick, on the Bth of Fob. last, by
the Rnv. I. Bahl. Mr. MOORS ACHXNBACII,.
and Miss SUSAN ANN SEIDEL, both of Orange
villi", Columbia co., Pa.
In Berwick, on Feb. 24th, by the same.
Mr. WILLIAM WALP, of Briarcreek, and
Miss MARY ANN BOWER, OL Salem, Lux.
In Berwick, March Ist. by the same, Mr.
TENHOVSE, both of Briarcreek.
In Berwick, on the Bth inst., by the same,
AS, both of Bloom.-burg.
In Catlawisaa Valtey, on the Ilth imrt.,
by tho same, Mr. ADAM BRISCH, and Mis*
MART REHRIO, both of the former pitted,f
On the same day, in the same p)t~*e, by
the Earns, Mr. Joigpli SrAurrsa, and Miss
In Bloomsburg, on Thnrsday ersning'the
15lh qll, by Rev. A. E. Sharetts, LEVI F.
IRWIN, formerly of Clearfield county, and
Miss MARY A. HONRVRUR.OKR, of Roaring
creek township, Columbia eoantr.
On Sunday evening March 25th in the M.
E. Church ol Espytown, by the Rev. J. A.
Rose, Mr. B. F. RIIGHARD. of Light Street,
and Mrs. MAP.Y E. TREMBLY, of Espytown,
both of Columbia co. .
In Berwick, on the 20th inst, by Eld. E.
M. Aldan, Mr. MOSES MARKLE, and Mis#
HETTY REMI.ET, hoth of Briarcreek township,
Columbia co.
In Callßwissii, on Friday, 23d of March,
Miss REBECCA ZARR, aged 16 years, 6 month*
and 10 days.
She was young, she wat lovely.
She was gentle as the dove;
She has left us—gone forever
To live with Him who retgnsabov#.
In Berwick, on Sunday evening March
25th, FRANCIS E. MILLER, aged 19 yeast, 7
months and 15 days.
In Berwick, on the 12th inst., BERTHA M
SEESHOLTZ, aged 2 years, 2 months and l
In Briarcreek, on the 17th of February,
GEORGE H. SHAEFFER, aged 90 years, 7
months and 12 days.'
In Berwick, on the 18th of Feb. last, WILL
IAM OWEN, aged about 84 years.
In Caltawisa Valley, on the 10th inst...
PETER ; eldest son of David Rehrig, aged
18 years, 7 months and 18 days.
In Blonmsbu'g. on last Monday morning,.
Mrs. ELIZABETH UNGVR, aged about 65 years
-111 Bloomsburg, on last Monday morning,
CLARENCE, son ol Col. Levi L. Tate, •gad
about 4 years.
At his residence, in Cooper twp., Montonr
co.. on Saturday, the 17th day of Mnrch,
JAMES M'NINCH, a highly respected citizen,
aged 76 years, 5 months and ? days.
LV" ALL advettiscnrienit. to insure inser
lior. must t>s hamiotl in by Tuesday evening
of the week thev are intended to be pub
In the mutter of the Estate of Jacob Oliver, dte'd.
JVIOTICE i hereby given to the heirs and
Roaring reek township, Columbia county,
deceased, that the undersigned, has been ap
pointed, by the Orphan's Court of Colombia
coun'.y, an auditor to make distribution of
the assets in the hands of Samuel Eclr, ad
minisirutor, of said deceased; and that I will
attend at my office in Cattawissa, for the pur
pose ol diecha-ging the dutiesof said appoint
ment, on Thursday the 3d day ol May. 1855,
when nod where all persona interested, may
attend il they think proper.
Blootnaburg, April 4, 185f>. Auditor,
JVTOTICE is hereby given that letters.testa
•' ~ mentary upon the estate of Joshua Webb,
late ol Centre township Columbia county, de
ceased, have been granted tn the undersign
ed residing in Centre township. All persons
indebted to the said estate are requested to
make payment withoutdelay, ar.dlitoaa-nav
ing accounts to present them for settlement to
Centre, April 3, 55—6w. Executor.
REMAINING in the Post Office at Catta
wissa, for the quarter ending Match
31st, 1855.
A-hion Matilda Hartman Clara
Artman Eli Jones It. W. ship.
Barry Palt ship Kolb Philip
Boldon James Lavenburg Jackson
Brown & While Lloyd k Haynea
Bitten bender Jacob Myer Henry
Blanks John 5. Mooney Dennis ship
BrobM Tho*. S. Mensinger Lewie
Cokely Dennis Overpeck Edward
Collins. John Reynols Doo
Cumber George Rahti Hannah
Dimmis Michael jr. Ruch & Kister 2
Dilly John Rice Abraham
Elsassar Frederick Snow E. C.
Fletg George Sidler David
Farter Maria Thompson Isaac
Gunsle John Teple Wm.
Hartman C. Wagnor Jno. T.
Hanrahan Ellen Mrs
Persons applying for letters in the above
list will pleuse say they are advertised.
i April sth, 1855.