The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, February 11, 1857, Image 2

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    STAROffffl NORTH,
Uloomehurg, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1837.
The papers are filled with details and com
mentaries o'l the murder of Dr. Burdcll in New
York. We fear lil/le good will grow out of
such discussions for they minister to the worst
part of human nature, and it has already j
frailties enough. The evidence discloses a
dark page in crowded city life, and exposes ]
depravities so deep in mystery and sin that
they ato yet fathomless to the keenest of Itu- ,
man ken. Dr. liartlell was a gentleman of I
wealth, and occupied a pair of rooms in a j
bouse which lie owned on Band street, while
the rest of it was occupied by a woman j
whom it is now impossible to say whether I
she was his wife or mistress. A favored lo- I
ver of hers named Eckel boarded with her, !
end the genera! impression from the evi
dence is that these parties procured the nitir- j
der. Mrs. Cunningham is said lo bo a j
widow of about forty, with a vety bail char
ecler fur virtno. Her former reputed litis- !
band, on whose life there was nri insurance |
of 810,000. died one day quietly in his chair, | I
and she pocketed the insurance. Bite has i
been recently persecuting Dr. Burdeil with j I
suits and threats until he told his friends scv- ; '
rrol limss he was afraid of his life in the | <
house. j'
The woman presents a certificate of her I
marriage wiib Dr. Burdeil, but the clergy- I
man who performed the ceremony and the ! I
servant then present tail to recognize liurdull ; i
by corpse or daguerreotype as the man mar- J
ried at the lime. It is believed that Eckel
personated the Doctor for the occasion. Her '
two daughters swear in the loetli of other; 1
witnesses; and taken together it is a case
which illustrates only how depp the fester- I u
ing vice of city life has eaten into the social i °
purity of its people.
In the charge for larceny ngsinst Aaron
Hartman he was sentenced to sis months
imprisonment in the county jail.
John Mason was nrxt tried for fornication
and bastard) with Hannah Mcßride. Ver
dict guilty, nod motion fur a new trial.
Jonathan Mosteller vs. B. I'. Hartman.—
This was a claim by Stephen Baldy for rent,
and there were two snits between the same
parlies tried together. The question was as
to how much rent was due from Mosteller to
Baldy Verdict in the first case against Mos
teller for $36 75, and in the second case
case 5 186 70. Baldy for Hartman, Freeze
and Clark for Mosteller.
The next case was Daniel F. Seybet'. vs.
the Administrators of Daniel Sponenberget.
This was a claim lor the rent of a boat and
other items. Verdict for plain!i(T 5371 61.
In the granting of licenses, llie applica
tion of David Miller, nf Briarcreek wa, up
on objcclinn being made, refused, because an
Indictment for | selling liquor without hcenss
is at this time pending in Court. The appli
eaiiou of Ilcnry B. Firmer, nt Kupert station
was, upon objection being made, refused,
because the petition was s'aued in part bv
citizens of Bloom and not ol Montour, and
because the house was manifestly not adapt
ed for such a public house as the accommo
dation of strangers nrd travellers would re
quire at such a point—having but iwo rooms
on the lust floor. Court adjourned on Satur
day morning.
ONS CAUGHT. —For some lime past horse
stealing has been cartied oti pretty bolily in
this vicinity and along the West Branch. A
young man named Whipple is now in jul at
this place under a charge of this offence. He
was brought here from Lycoming county,
and promises to tnsky such developments as
will lead to the arrest of the whole lawless
gang engaged in this business He is a bro
ther to the person of bis name who was a
lew years ago sent to the Penitentiary fiom
thi* county in company with Warner.
GARROTIXG —In New York the ruffians be
gan the trick cf covering men at night wi'dt
bags and then, after a stunning blow, rob
bing them. But after a liuie tins became
faOfionab'e ; and clerks, rent collectors, &c.,
got garroted nearly every umu they had much
uf other people's money in band. Neatly ev
ery delinquent debtor has become so by be
ing gairoted. Shrewd people put their digits
to the nose and look wise.
G?" lii the contested case for a teal if. the
Pennsylvania LegUUtute between Jno Ram
aey and (>eotge U. Smith of Philadelphia the
records show thai Mr. Ramsey, the sitting
member mid Democrat. is justly entitled to
bis seat by a majority of seven votes. Tne
Committee so reported, sud the House con
firmed the decit'on. giving Mr.; fits
mileage Slid pay to the present time.
Broke t'r—Tne ice on the Susquehanna
at this place began to move on Sunday eve
rting, nd the river is now pretty high. The
iVilksabarre ina.l was detained on Monday
by high water.
C¥* Lexeme county canities 50 lawyers,
36 of whom reside in the borough of V\ i'kes
OT The Delegates from Philadelphia City
to the next Democratic State Convention are
instructed to rupport Hon. Wm. H. Witte for
QT Judge Wood wtrd holds special Court
at Saubnry this week in the plate c f Jttdge
Jar das
EyTbe Borough of William sport, being in
money, advertises (or saie its Boro'
loadsu> tia mournfSt€.ooo.
- ,
red States Treasury, subject to draft Thanks
to Van Buieflar&c Fnb-Tresmrj
Something New.
Dr. Durdell was recently found murdered
at his residence, in Bond Street, New York,
under circumstance* thawing thut ho must
have been assassinated with extreme brutal
ity by some person intimate with him, or the
employee of some such person. At the Cor
oner's inquest a juror made the proposition
to examine the retina of the eye of the mur
dered man, according to the fanciful notion
of a French philosopher that the image of his
murderer would be there impressed, but it
was not very favorably entertained by lite
medical men to whom it was referred. They
thought that the time sinco tho death would
produce such changes as to erase any im
pression which might have beon made upon
the eye. The uncertainty of evidence ol
! this character, when life depends upon the
] decision, must certainly deliact greatly fram
its vnlue, supposing that it is true, as stated,
' that the last impression made upor. the eye
in the dying moments remains impressed in
; dclibly upon it. A matt may receive a death
' blow from behind while looking his friend in
j the face. Tho image ol the latter would be
I impressed upoti tho deceased person's eye.
Should that be taken as evidence (bat he ;
gave the death-dealing blow ? Burdeil at the
time ho was murdered was seated at his desk !
with a looking-glass in front of him. Sup- j
pose his murderers entered utipreceived
while he was looking at his own reflection '
in the glass and dealt him one ol the wounds J
which went to the heart. JI is death would I
have been almost instantaneous, ard the last |
impression upon tho retina would doubtless j
be the intago of bis otvn countenance. —
Would that prove lual he was not murdered,
or licommitted suicide ? Such methods t
of detecting crime may suit the notions of a j
fanciful Frenchman, but they would scarcely
be considered reliablo in a court ol justice,
lor they would be just as likely to Lang an !
innocent man as a guilty one.
I'W It appears that tho wine crop of Berks
county lui ynur was abundant. Wine has
become quite an item ol production around
Reading, and tho cultivators have overcome
all the obstacles that generally lie in the way
o! new enterprises. The Reading Gazette,
in noticing the wine crop, says:
"For years past llie culture of the grape
lias received much attention in this county,
hut never before have those engaged in it
been eo successful as during the present ecu
son. The grapes wore abundant, and the
wine produced therefrom (which is now just
beginning to be used.) of the finest flavor.
We have now in this county hundreds of
barrels of light wines, ns floe in all respects
as any grown upon the lihine. When our
people learn to use these ligliKy wines, they
will have advanced far on the rosd towards
true temperance —not the temperance of fa
naticism, but that lomperance in ail things
which is so greatly to bo commended by all
right thinking men."
PorrsviLLK.—Tiiis thriving town is fast
becoming one ot tho most important centres
ot population in Pennsylvania. The Mi
ne/ s Journal estimates the population of the
botough nt 10.850, ami sums up an aggre
gate ol 28.950 inhabitants living within a ra
dius of four utiles from the office of that pa
per. The towns included are Mincrvville,
5.420. S:. Clair, 5,290; Schuylkill Haven,
3.450 : l'orl Carbon, 2,650 ; I'uln Alio, I 260.
Several of these will doubtless be united
with Poltsville in the course of a few years
NORTIIVMBRRLAKD-R. M. Frick & Co. have
resumed the publica.ion of the Aliltonitn.
Jos. Weitzel has bought from the Grnon
ough heirs, Shamokin Island for §14,000.
This is the splendid estate of 200 acres lying
in the river between Northumberland and
Mr. Berkley, of Philadelphia, has bought
the old stone house, on Broadway, Sutibury,
built over eighty years ago by William Mc-
Clav, said to be the first structure erected in
the place. It" o good and substantial
building, but the new owner intends to 'mod
etttizo' it.
fc" One of the three thousand New
land clergyman who signed the protest
against the Nebraska bill, and afterwards
went up and down the Union crying against
the Democratic party and James Buchanan,
has just conclu fed llie third act of tho series
by committing adultery with another man
wife. He was otic cf the eloquent Boston
divines, of the Beechet school, who turned
the pulpit into the. stump, making the Chnr -h
a sort of political club room, for preaching
from the New otk Tribune, instead of the
Bible. There is much excitement in Boston
and other parts, in consequence Oi this scan
dalous act.
UtMEr.sifts.—Tiic I.ewisburg Chronicle say*
the Rev. A K Bell, of that place, baptized
twenty-three converts in Stni'h's mill race.
ctMorelatid township, Lycoming county, on
the 25th u!t. The ceremony was performed
in the presence of about seven hundred spec
tators. Four converts were also immersed
in the Susquehana, at Williamsport, on Sun
day, the Ist inst.
HIOT —A; lite last conn in Chester coumy
a number of boys were indicted as rioters for
what is known as the calaihumpisn serena
ding of a wedding parry. They were found
gniiy a' d fined 625 each aud costs. We
su; pes a Cc.'nm! in is the couii j in the
Stare in which the liratid Jury ever ignored
such an indictment. It ooenrred too in a
mof eggravatsd case several ycats ago—:bat
cf Mr Kobison.
BT The Mocntour Courts begin at Par.
ville on the 16th inal.
US'" Land Warrants have advanced, and
small ones now sell in the Cities for Si 13
per acre. .
tT" The Ladies of Lewistowr. in this S'ate
have petitioned to the Legislature for a law
giving them the right cl suffrage.
GT The Mdl property advertised in oor
columns to day offers a fine opening for a
man who wishes to make • fortune at n
mpdetate but sure gait.
®y The Senate of the United States has
voted an appropriation of $70,000 pet an
num K lite European Telegraph and ahips
to lay u down
„'I lie New Coinage Bill.
The currency doctors at Washington ieem
to be in a dilemma in their endeavor* to get
rid of the Spanish coins.- The first passed a
bill, reducing their value 20 per cent., when
received in paymont at the government of
fice*. Under the impression that the bill
would become a law, the people acted at
once upon the subject and relueed to receive
the Spanish coins any longer, except at their
depreciation. This drove them immediately
from circulation, and few lost anything by it,
for the coins were sold at their nominal value
for silver. We see now that the Senate has
amended tho bill, so that for the space of
two years it shall bo lawful to pay out at tho
Mint the new cents authorized to be coined
for the fractional parts of l|ie dollar ut (lie
nominal value of those Spanish coins—
twenty-five cents, twelve and a half, &n.
The Washington Intelligencer, which pub
lishes the fact, does not say anything about
the rate at which they will be received at
I the Post-Oflice and Custom House, so wo
| infer that no alteratiou has been mado in tho
; bill in this respect, and that the coins are
j ihero received only for 20, 10 and 5 cents,
j Buying thatn at the Mint for their nominal
I value, payable ill the new centa, will be an
| inducement lor persons to lake them to that
i establishment, where they will be recoinei!
jin American money, ft will further help
therefore to gel (id of the Spanish coins, and
, put in circulation the new cent pieces. It
' is no matter what form tho bill now lakes,
\ the Spanish coins are banished effectually
in business operations, and are scarcely to
be found circulating anywhere. The amend
ment of tho Senate wiK have to go to the
House for concurrence.— l'hila. Ledger. j
The Truth Coming.
A Republican Ksnsas correspondent, of the
Republican New York Times, write* as fol- j
lows from that territory :
"For the information of Northern men, 1 I
submit a few remarks concerning Kansas I
With Gov Geary a now era was inaugti- I
ratnd in this Territory. He found the people j
of Kansas in a state of civil war, and con- j
tending factions calling to their aid and as- j
stance from both northern and southern j
States, and destroying all their hopes for the ;
luture for the sake of gratifying temporary
feelings of revengo.
Having resided in Kansas about two years, j
I have bad opportunities for learning facts |
connected with the late difficulties which 1
have never yet been pnblishod. especially
concerning original plans and personal mo- ;
lives. In due time many impoitant facts i
will be brought to light, when the masses ;
who have hee i active participants in the laic 1
events, will discover that they were misled, j
end that a firm reliance on the General Govern 1
ment would have obviated murk trouble, have t
saved many valuable lives, and secured a peace- .
ful settlement of the great question that sup j
posed to be involved."
Helling into 1 rouble.
! Some of the California Vigilance Commit-1
t tee, who thought it a high moral duty they
owed 10 society to hang and banish men ac
i cosed of crime, without submitting to the in
conveniences cf delay such as the laws of
' the country think necessary for the protection 1
of even one accused of crime, find them
' selves in considerable difficulty whet; they
1 have the city of Sati Francisco and come to !
| one where the laws lulo ar.d its adtcinistra
j lorsare respected. A Mr. Myers l'ruett, who,
- if report does liiin no discredit, was a veiy j
! busy and bold member of ilia Vigilance Com- j
1 mittee in San Francisco, recently arrived, at |
' New York. Mr. Reuben Moloney, tvbo was
' banished by that Committee for acme suspi
| cion of crime, and whose business was in
consequence broken entirely up, finding Mr.
I Trust! where the laws could reach him, lias
had him arrested just at he was about to ro- i
nirti in the Illinois. The sheriff had some
trouble to got at Mr. Trttalt, who seemed to i
1 fear the action of the law us much as the ban
j talied Cshfornisna feared the Vigilance Com j
mitteo. The officer was compelled to break
' open a room in which Truett lay concealed, J
and found him huddled under s berth in great ;
fear and trembling. He was immediately j
brought forth and identified, although he had :
1 o!1 a false pair of red whiskers, a slouch hat,
and coarse dress. He was committed to jail
in delauh of bail. The question here to be ;
I tried is whether Mr. Trueil is not responsible
j in damages for breaking op Mr. MaloneyV
, business. — Ledger.
An Irou Itrldge
Messrs. Kidd and Weils, Iron Founders in
South F.aston, have the contract to furnish
the castings to be used in the erection of an
immense ifon bridge on the Catasauqua and
Foglssvillo Railroad, five miles above Allen
: loan. The road crosses the Jordan Valley
and it is necessary to erect a bridge 1100
feet in length. The structure will be exclu
sively iron and is to be supported by pillars
55 feat high, resting on piers of solid ma
sonry 21 feet high. There are to be eleveti
spans and the rails when laid, will be about
90 feet above the ground. It is estimated
that 330 tone cf cast iron and 187 tons of
wrought iron will be used in its construction.
The builder ol the bridge is Mr. F.ioihrope
Tl e Railroad w ill be ten miles in length and
i intended to open a more speedy commu
nication with the extensive beds of iron ore
in Macuagie.— Eastern Argus
LIVING rx low*.—The Davenport (Iowa)
Gjzctte says that butter, at that place, is sell
i iug a: 30 cents per pound, eggs 35 cents per
dozen, chickens 25 cen's each, turkeys 75
cents to $1 25 ; potatoes $1 per bushel; coal
16 to IS cents per bushel; wood $6 to $S
per cord.
ry The Sefinsgrove Drmocral of two
necks ago notices the death of a child of
, Mrs. Henry Walters, by fire, which waseom-
I monicated to a bed from a candle in the
hands of the child. When the mother en
tered the room it was in a blaze and filled
with suffocation with smoke. She grasped
the child end extinguished the fire en its
clothes as soon as possible: but it was so
j much burned that in ats hours afterwards
' death pat an end to ita sufferings "
* z '"
No Gicat Dancer.
The N' Y. Herald, in spoaking of the fash
ionable follies of the first circles in New
York society, saye, "the present generation
bit's fair to exceed in frivolity and exlrava
! gance anything that has erer preceded it
since the foundation of the Kepublic. Let
it not be forgotten that the effeminacy ol a
a people is the surest forerunner of the de
cay of a nation."
This is certainly truo when the disease cx
tands over the entire people. If the evil el
i fects consequent upon the modes of life de
i scribed by the Herald were oporating in the
! country as well in the city, among tho sub
' stantial classes as well as among the ffivo
j lent circles of fashion, then there would be
some cause for apprehension. But as the
case stands no one need trouble himself
muoh about it. The nation doss no! depend
upon the fashionable snobs of New York, or
any other city, for its moral health and vigor.
Should Fifth Avenue become as degenerate,
corrupt and debauched UB ancient Sodom,
there ia a strong and hetdthy substratum ol
virtue and morality underlying American So
ciety, and extending all ovor the whole coun
try, which would preserve the social organi
zation from corruption. What are a few
thousand fashionable debauchees, in point
of moral influence, compared with millions
of virtuous and orderly at'iruna and farmers,
spread over a country like ours. They are
in the social system, but us trifling sores up
on the body of a strong man, which the vigor
of his constitution casts off as oflon as they
appear. If these fools degenerate them
selves. by their follies, their example serves
but as a warning to more sensible people ;
if they destroy themselves outright, society,
instead of being injured, is actually benefit
ed by getting rid of useluss incumbrances.
The Herald, we think, need give itself no
uneasiness about naiioiifl degeneracy spring
ing from the dissipated butterflies that flut
ter in the attenuated atmosphere of New
York fashionable society.— Pollmlle Gazelle.
Ole Hull TII. rowan.
Tliia cane wan tried in the Superior Court
yesterday. Suit was brought by plaintiff to
recover the value of a diamond pin. The
defendant is said to be a gentleman of landed
property in the interior of Pennsylvania; and
when Ole Bull came to the United Siatea with
the intention of settling, he became acquaint
ed with the defendant, and loaned to him
several diamond rings, snuff boxes, and a
breastpin, for some purposos which did not
clearly appear. The plaintiff finding the de
fendant at the Metropolitan Hotel, made a
formal application for the return of the pin,
which at first was not complied with, but,
the present suit being brought, and the de
fendant served with the writ the pin was sur
rendered to the Deputy Sheriff. The defence
set up was, that the diamond pin was given
to Mrs. Cowan by Ole Bull. The Court said
a verdict must pass for the value of the pin,
as it was not returned before the suit. The
Jury found a verdict for the plaintiff for 8300.
N. Y. AMrroi'.
ty Ohio appears to have increased in
population fifty per cent, in the last sixtenn
years, and its present number is now C.400,-
000. In the past ten scars, thete has been
an immense emigration ftom Ohio to Illi
nois. lowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska. This
has been uniformly tho case with all the
States, where lands come to 830 or 850 per
acre; and is caused simply by the fact, that
it then becomes a speculation for farmers to
sell out, and commence new farms at Gov
ernment price. This process will go on for
only a few years, for the Government is rap
idly parting with all the good lands it pos
sesses. In the meanwhile the rapid increase
of town population compensates, in part, for
the loss of farmers
THE UmoN CANAL —The annual meeting
ol the Union Canal Company was had in
Philadelphia on the 3J inet. This old im
provement is entering upon a new career of
prosperity. The receipts for lolls in 1856
were $107,8144 43 against $72,915 34, an in
crease of $34,929 09, or 47 per cent. This
was obtained merely from local trade, as
through trade was prevented by the work on
the enlargement. The canal in its improved
form Will be finished by the Ist of March,
and the ptospects of trade for the coming year
are quite flattering.
pected, the counties of Butler and Lawrence
are practically repudiating their Northwest
ern Railroad bonds, by failure to provide for
the payment of the interest. These snbsctip
tions were made against the consent of a
majority of the tax-psyers, as is alleged. We
have ever coniidered the bonds issued by
counties ar.d towns, that are not closely with
in the influence of commercial ussge, as
very unreliable security. This thing called
good faith, and which is so essential to credit
in ci.ies, in the country is considered of lit
tle, if any, more consequence in the prompt
payment .of interest on a funded debt, than
the payment ol a debt incurred for wheat or
pork. No extra eflon will be mads to pay
one more than the other.
nus! election for Mayor and municipal offi
cers took place on the 3d inst., resulting in
the election of Zimmermen, the Democrat,
for Mayor, by 42 majority over all the other
candidates. Zimmerman had 1117 votes;
Burrows, independent, 504: White, Citizen,
341; Ho bar, Old Line Whig, 230 ; total Op
position, 1075.
CF A man has declined being a candidate
for office in one of the new States, because
he is not a legal citizen—has r.ever paid a
tax or any c'.her debt—own* no property—
can't read nor write—is blind—has bnt one
leg—has ins, .out lingers Irom his left hand—
has ten children, and can't leare home for
fear they will abhse their mother. He can
step down.
tW The laM MMonian nayp, (he Town
Coaactl have appropriated one
lira to (be Harmony Fire
them to theii engine The
. pawed • reaotation lo appropn
-1 ate fifty dol'.ari annually to aaid Com piny.
Scat let Fever, Small Pox and f-irnptive |
Diseases Generally.
A correspondent of one ol our cotetnpora
ries, in noticing the ''pork treatment," or
rubbing with bacon, in ease of scsrlet fever,
says that such fevers are supposed to be
caused by a poisonous substance floating in
the air, which it first inhaled and then con
veyed, by nervot.s influence, to all the mu
cous membranes, but particularly to the in
ternal surface of the scarf skin. He says,
that if the precise time was known, when
the seed animalculse, or whatever it may be,
is received into the system, it might perhaps
bo destroyed before it could do it arm; but
as this cannot be known, then the next best
thing is to hasten its development on the
surface, where it will die speedily from con
tact with tire air. He thinks, therefore, tbat
the be6t trcatmont is that by water. Absti
nence from food and bathing the skin with
tnpid water, would be enough itt ordinary
cases; while ill sevete ones, ice cloths to the
throat and wet sheets, tie supposes would be
generally efficacious. He would give the
patient as much cold water to drink as nature
demanded. When even the medical pro
fession, confessedly, knows so little about
scarlet fever, it msy not be without benefit
to give this theory as wide a circulation as
possible. It may, at least, set oapablo phy
sicians to thinking, and so lead, finally, to a
beticr understanding of tho disoase.
This theory reminds us ol otto which an
eminent physician holds regarding small
pox, it not, indeed, regarding eruptive fevers
generally. Instead, however, of attributing
small-pox to animalcules, he considers it
taiher as of vegetable origin, inclining to
think the disease produced by a sort of fun
gus, growing under the scarf skin, and flow
ing in the pustule. Light, air, heat and
moisture, all indispensable to vegetable
growth, ure certainly necessary also to
small-pox. All aro agreed, we believe, that
what produces ibe eruption, causes the fe
ver, and not that the fever produces tho erup
tion. This is one point in favor of tho theo
ry. Another is that the face, which is most
exposed to the light, is generally more se
verely marked than other parts of the body.
Another is that lite disease is propagated of
seed, for how elso explain inoculation f
Kveo vaccination favors the seed tlteory, the
only difierence beii\£ that the fungus, in a
vacillation, does not spread, but is confined,
so to speak, to the development of a single
flower. The theory, at first sight, aeems
fanciful, nnd we are far from endorsing it ;
nor, indeed, has its author, to our knowl
edge ever publicly taught or maintained it
More facts, in his opinion probably, are re
quired to demonstrxte it. Nevertheless, it
may be substantially true ; and should it turn
out so, it will revolutionize, to a groat de
gree, the treatment of eruptive fevers. One
(act, which, so far forth, sustains the theory,
is that keeping the patient constantly smear
oil with oil, as is often done in Southern
Knrope, is incoiitestibly bcheficiel. The oil
excludes the air, without which vegetable
life cannot livo, and consequently the lungus
dies. Doubtless, if batbing with bacon is
efficient in scarlet fever, as many parents
lately have assured us, it operates in the
same way.
The writer in our colemporarv, and the !
physician we hare referred to, agree in many
points, as to the causes of eruptive fevers.—
Both regard the fever as the result of a poi
sonous giowth, affecting the mucuous mem
brane, especially the internal surface of the
scarf skin. One attributes its origin to seed
animnlculiß, boue; the other considers it to
be a vegetable, or fungus growth. The one,
by the plentiful application of water, seeks
to bring it out on the skin, when, as he says,
it dies. But if, as the other thinks, the dis
ease is of vegetable origin, then is not its
appesrance on the skin, especially in small
pox caused by its flowering 1 Of course,
which ever notion (if eiiher) be correet, the
disease censes, soon after, in consequence
of this appearance on the surface. But it
cesses, in such case, only because it has ex
hausted itself—it has vegetated, bloomed
and bore its seed—and therefore it dies ; and
if the patient recovers, it is becsase Nature
has been 100 strong for the disorder, and not
because the disorder lias been cut short.— ,
Now, if it could once be proved that erop- j
live fevers, small pox especially, were of ve- I
getable origin, the better plan might be, by \
the exclusion of light, or heat, or air, to
| starve out the disease at once. Of course, '
i we give no opinion, oniselves, on these theo-;
| ties We only notice them, as part of the
events of the day, and in the-hope that they
; may lead to a bet'er knowledge of eruptive
i fevers. Even to disprove them would be to
i gain that much negative knowledge. That
; the theories appear, at first sight, fantastical,
j is but little against them ; for the circulation
of the blood, tbrte centuries ago, seemed
I quite as absurd to the medical profession.
! "Prove all things" is the right motto.—Plula
i Ledger.
Occupation of Members of the Legisla
The occupation or professions of ihe mem
; bersof the present Legislature have been as
certained to be as follows:
Farmers, R 36
| Attorneys, 17 16 ;
Merchant*, - 3 6
Physicians. 1 4
Editors, 4
Printers, 5
Lumbermen, 2
| Carpenters, 6
Surveyors, - 2
Druggists, 2
Iron-masters, 1 1
Iron-founder, 1
Coal Operator, 1
Coramiss'n Merchant, 1
Artificial Legmaker, 1
Blacksmith, 1
Moulder, 1
Drover, 1
Mason, I
Cabinet-maker, 1
Potter, 1
Contractor, 1
Shoemaker, - , - 1
Gentlemen. 4
23 100
[F American* are immense favorites with
the Rosßian government. It is staled that
the English employees of the Cxar are to be
dismissed sod Yankees sabslitoied to their
I places.
I be Triumph of P>Uolnif.
A Multiform and Many colored Multitude.
Philology, or Ihe acquisition of languages
is in itself a vary harmless and amusing pur
suit for those who have lime to spare, and
not enough of btains lo devote themselves
with any prospect of success to the creation
of original ideas. But the importance laid
upon a knowledge of the dead languages by
all the European Colleges, and by too many
of our own, is supremely ridiculous. It is
very Irue llint cn acquaintance willLthe works
of Homer, Plato, Sophocles, and Cioeto may
be desirable; but have we not translations
of these in the English tongue, and .night it
not profit us somewhat more to have carefully
rehearsed and studied the noble teachings ot
Bacon, Sbakspeare, Milton, Locke, and Web
ster? If a man has but one idea, though he
may have half a dozen different lotiguea to
express it in, he lias but one idea after all.
Elihu Burrit for example "the learned black
smith" o( Worcester, can converse and write
in over half a hundred different languages
and dialects; but lie has never been suspect
ed of any inordinate supply of brains—and up
to lite present moment —we are unacquaint
ed with any river lint has been set on fire by
his genius..
Philology pursued for its own sake is a
rank humbug end nothing else ; but when
a mastery of tongues is used, as Pioteasor
Hollowav has used it. for the dissemination
of new ideas and truly valuable discoveries
among ail tribes and nationalities of men,
wo recognize in it one of tne noblest inrtru
ntents ol civilization and are gratefa! for ths
assistance it imparts.
Whether the long and laborious scientific
researches and experiments which Holloway
had to undergo before he succeeded in per
fecting his universal remedies, left him time
for the personal acquisition of all the langua
ges now apoken upon earth, we do not know,
and, were we speaking of an ordinary man,
should say they oould not possibly; but in our
estimate of such a character as his, the com
mon standard of intellectual measurement is
at fault; and it seems not improbable that
tha mind which obtained dominion over all
forms of human malady, could easily obtain
the keytoeveiy tongue.
Whether this be so, or nol, certain it it
that Holloway has established printed jour*
nals in all the known languages of the world
—journal? specially devolad to the further
ance of medical (ruth and a proclamation of
the saving principles embodied in tho use of
his Universal remedies. Ths philologist could
desire no richer treat than a perusal ol the
many thousand files of papers, all of them
in different tongues, which can bo seen in
his establishment; uud the British Museum,
endowed as it has been by both the munifi
cence of individuals and bodios corporate, is
indebted to no single individual mote than it
is to l'rofessor Holloway.
If we needed a grand interpreter of human
ity, an interpreter whose former deeds und
general character would every where sooure
a favorable audience for whatever new ideas
he might choose to lay before the assembled
congregation of mankind, it is to Holloway !
that we should of necessity apply. He, in
deed. has turned philology to good account;
and his reward is this, —that it onablos him
to understand the manifold and ceaseless
songs of benediction and gratitude which j
arise to him Irom the full hearts of the mill-!
ions his Universal Remedies Itsva rescued
irom the very jaws of the gtave.
This indeed is tho most pregnant triumph ,
of philology, and by far tha most useful pur
pose that the possossion of many tongue: has
hitherto been applied to. All hor.or to Prof.
Holloway, and may he long continue to dis
pense bis Universal Remedies to the multi
form and many-colored multitude who have
been taught by experience to look up to him
as their medical redeemer.—A'. Y. Nat. Polict
Advance til Tea.
The nsws of the bombardment of Canton
has materially increased the puce *of tea.
| Housekeepers are in a slate of a cup of Sou
| cltong at its last drawing—all the strength is
! drawn ont ol them, now that meat and
' drink have both gone up to starvation point,
j We have meal and poultry at famine prices
j —the wine crop destroyed—no more brandy
coming—vegetables worth their weight in
| gold—house rent upend rising, and the very
{ air, light and water doled out to us through
: meters. Where are these things to end 1—
i N. Y. Post.
A LIVELY TlME— Pittsburg seems to be
suddenly waked up to universal transports
by the breaking up of the ice in the Ohio
and tributaries. The first niorement of the
ice downward was the signal for a general
rejoicing. A great crAvd assembled on the
wharf and all the steamboat bells were set
ringing. Business at once began to look up
and everybody seemed to have something
to do after a pause of inactivity always at
tended with inconvenience. It is expected
that a general resumption of trade and busi
ness wiF follow, the good effects of which
will be felt all over the country, and particu
larly in our own city of Philadelphia.
REWARD OFFERED. —The Governor of Penn
sylvania has offered a reward-of SSOO for the
arrest of the murderer of Norcross, who met
his death on January 16th g>n the line of the
Pennsylvania Railroad. The Pittsburg Dis
patch states that the supposed criminal is not
named M'Kinney, hut, as he registered him
self in that city, M'Kim—that he belongs to
Wilmington, Delaware, and is well known
to the police of that city, and other places in
the East,
NEW Cot'NTEarEiT.—A new counterfet SIO
on the Htrrisburg Bank, is in circulation. It
has portraits of Washingion and Rillenhouse
in the centre—canal boat on one end, and
male and female on the other—with a train
of cars at the bottom ol the not*. The genu
ine $lO has the State Capitol in the centre,
with the Goddess of Liberty in the fore
ground seated. The vignettes on the end
are both alike—two females.
iy The Daity Times Washington corres
pondent says the committee oo territories
wMt report a bill wipieg ont of existence the
oppressive and nneonatttnttonal law* of Kan
Passcavroo its OrtxiTt.—The House of
Representative* of Ohio, has expelled one of
its members, a Mr. Sough, from-Hamilton
county, for an eesault on Mr. Caldwell. ~
■— 1 -- ■ ■
Hollo way 'i Ointment .—Exlraotdmtry cu
ofjlrysipelas —Mrs. Emma Eoweeraft, agad
42, of St. Paul, Minnesota Territory, suffered
severely from periodical artScks Of Erysipe
las in ihe face, to which nheeppeared to have
a constitutional predisposition. In July last
she had a return of the complaint, with unu
sual violent nd dangerous symptoms, aril
under the advice of a friend from New York,
obtained a lot of Holloway'a Ointment and
applied it according to the directions. Tits
result amazed as well as tleligh'ed the unfor
tunate sufferer and her family. Tito inflam
matory symptoms subsided; the redness fa
ded in the course of a few days to a yellof •
ieli hue, utid the ceuticle, or scarf akm, on
the parts affected, catns oil in the lorm of a
whitish scurf. A second bo* completed the
cure, leaving neither scsr nor blemish on the
face. The Pills arc as efficacious in subdu
ing internal disease, as the ointment is in
removing all external disorders.
On the s;h inst, by Rev. W. J. Eyer, Mr
HARTZKL, both of M'Ewsnavdie, Northum
! berland county, Pa.
i On the sth inst., by Rov. Gee. Warren, Mr
I TIIOMAS BIRD of Light Street, arid Mrs. Jam
| WILLIAMS, of Bloomsburg.
j On the 29th ult., by the same, Mr. ANDREW
I Mt. Pleasant.
! On the 291h ult, by A. K. Heacock. Esq.,
| both ol Columbia county.
At Limestoneville, Montour County, on the
! 29111 nil., by the Rev. J. Thomas, Mr. CONRAD
KREAMKU, of Jerseytown, and Miss MART,
daughter of Evan Hendershot, of the lotmet
At Flat Rock, Ohio, on New Year's day,
by Rev. Mr. Arb, Mr. JOHN ALIEN, and ML
HARRIET FAUS, formerly ol Huck Horn, both
ol that place.
On the 3d inst.. in Wilkesbarre, by Rev.
J. Dorratice, Mr. E L BETTEKI.Y, M. D., and
Miss MATILDA, daughter ol M B Hammer,
both of that place.
On the sth inst, bv Rev. T. Ramhart, Mr.
C. D. CCLVER, and Miss HULDAU LINE, both
of Luzerne county.
At Millville, on the 4.H inet., ELIZABETH
ABI \V., daughter ol J mies and Mary Hamp
ton, in tlid Bth year of her age.
Alas 'tis truo that "ABI'S" dead,
Tha silent tomb's her lowly bed;
Her metry voice we ll hear no more—
The cares ol life with her are o'er.
Our Father, who doeth "all things well,"
Hath called her home with him to dwell,
In peace then let her there remain,
Nor ask to hare her back again, t J
On the 4th inat., in Philadelphia, Rev. la a
FOSTER, formerly Pastor of the First Baptist
CuU'ch of Danville, aged about 30 years.
In Bloomeburu, on tho 4th mat., of Con
•umptiau, Mrs. MARY F., wife of Win. Sny
der. aged about 35 years.
In Sunbury, on the 3 1 tn*t , Mrs. MART
IUTII.EV, wife of Hun. Alexander Jordan, aged
62 years.
On the 18dt nit., in Roaringereek township,
YOST DRIKSBACH, aged 82 yea>aand 9 days
Farm for Sale.
The subscriber offers at private Rale the
! farm containing ONE HUNDRED AND FIF
j TY ACRES, on which are a log house, a
i log barn, a good spring of wator n.ear the
I liocse, and a good apple orchard. The prop
' ctty will make a good home for any persou
j who wishes to farm.
i He also oilers for sale another tract of land
lying in Pine township, Columbia county,
About ten acres is cleared, and ths balance
well limbered, so as to support a saw-mill.
For terms apply to the subscriber in Jack
son township, Columbia county.
Jackson, Feb. 10, 1858.
In pursuance of an order of the Orphans
| Court of Columbia county, on
i Saturday tlic litis of March
next, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, Benjamin
I McHenry, Executor of Elias McHenry, lata
i of Fisbingoreek township, in said county,
I deceased ,will expose to sale by public voit
j due, upon the premises, a certain PIECE or
1 PARCEL of LAND situato in Fishingcreek
| township afoiesaid, adjoining lands of Jack
| son McHenry on the north, Wm. Ikeler on
the west and south, and Henry Bittenbender
on the east; containing
more or less. Also ono other piece or par
cel of land situßte in the township aforesaid,
adjoining lands of Moses McHenry on the
Esst, James D. McHenry on the south, Wm.
j Ikeler on the north and west, containing
; more or less. And also one other piece or
! parcel of land, situate in the township afore
said, adjoining Kinds of Moses McHenry ou
; the oast, Wm. Ikeler on the south, James D.
| McHenry on the north and west, containing
| with the appurtenances, late the estate of
said deceased situate in the township of
Fishingcreek and county aforesaid.
Bioomsburg, Feb. 10, 1857.
IN pursuance of an order pf the Orphans'
I Court of Columbia county, on SATURDAY,
the 7th dry of MARCH next, at 2 o'clock in
the afternoon, H. R. Kline, administrator of
William Paieraon, Itte of Orange towmhin,
in said comity, deceased, will expose to tarn
by public vendue upon the premises a cer
situxte in Fishingcreek township, Columbia
county, containing about 70 ACRES, ad
joining lands of Amos Spayil, GoUer,
J. S. Wooda and the heirs of Elias McHenry.
The property is very valuable as a mill teat,
and there are on it no* a large
and other outbuildings. It is the best water
privilege in the county, and Has all of Fish
| ingcreek as a feeder without a dam. It is
six miles above Orangevilie, aud on the wa
ters of Raven Creek, late the aetata of said
- deceased, situate in the township of Fishing
, creek and county aforesaid.
H. R. KLINE, Administrator.
! By Older of ths Court, JACOB
'J Bioomsburg, Feb. 9, 1157.