The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, July 22, 1857, Image 2

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lltoesMtinrtt, Wednesday, Jul* 24, 1857.
Democratic Nominations.
of Lycoming County.
Of Berks County.
Of Erie County.
of Chester County.
HAS resumed the practice of the Law in
Bloomsburg, Columbia county, Pa.; snd
will give his prompt snd careful attention to
all business entrusted to him in this and ad
joining counties.
He can be found constantly in his office, in
Robinson's Row, nvar the Court House.
It will be remembered that some three
years ago a nest of outlaws, ptrates, slavers
and thieves was demolished by American
vessels at Grcytown, because it had become '
dangerous to the commerce of all nations,
and watMfemenable to no municipal govern
ment. The shingle-and-mud town was dis
located into the likeness of an old lumber
Tnat class of men who are always ready
to oppose the government of their country
at once cried out that tbii was a great out
rage, and that President Pierce ought to be
banged for it. Recently the subject came
up in the British Parliament, and Lord Pal
merslon announced it as the opinion of the
legal officers of the British government that
tho United States could sot be called to ac
count for the aot, nor compelled to pay for
any property of British citizens destroyed on
that occasion. He said "those who go to
a foreign country must abide by tbs chances
which may befall that countryand he
might well have added that those who lake
up their lot with outlaws must not afterwards
invoke any protection from the law.
Those "intense Americans" who took the
side of England and Greytown against tha
American administration, must feel very
comfortable to see themselves thus deserted
-by their British allies. But there are always
restless and discontented spirits who will
not be satisfied with the management of our
public affiairs', and would not he, if even
the angel Gabriel administered it.
Philadelphia Post Office.
We learn that it Is the intention of the
Post Office Department 'o establish sub Post
Offices in different parts of Philadelphia for
lite accommodation of all citizens. 1 his will
no doubt meet with general approval. .Pre
vious to the eonsolidation of the city,there
were sub-offices in Spring Cardan, Kensing
ton, Richmond, Germantown, Frankford and
other places in the county of Philadelphia,
which were found lo be very convenient.—
We also learn that a project is on foot lo re
move the Custom Hou-e to the ciiy stores
on Dock street. These buildings are near
the riverfront, and we have no doubt that if
the project can be effected, it will give un
equivocal satisfaction lo merchauis, sea cap
tains, and all others engaged in the commer
cial profession.
Dtacase among Horses.
It is but a week or two ago that Dr. J. B.
MCKELVY lost a valuable horse by some sud
den sickness, making the third he has lost
in this way within about a year. Last week
Mr. JOHN LUDWIG lost a valuable horse by
eonr.e similar sudden disease; and Mr. I'STCR
BILLMBYES was equally unfortunate a few
nights after in the almost sudden death of a
fine and spirited animal which was recently
brought here from New York, and in this
market would have been held to be worth
A* OFFER.—S. V. Merrick, Esq , the Pres
ident of the Sunbury and Erie Railroad,
makes a proposition to the landowners along
the road which he bopea will raise funds to
complete the work. It is, that the owners
of land in the vicinity of the Railroad sbalf
sell at fair rates of present value one-half
their tracts, to be divided fairly as to quality,
taking pay therefor in the stock ol the Com
pany, reserving the other half for their own
future profit—the purpose being to offer the
half purchased, as a basis upon which to
obtain tha funds to build the road.
BLOOM AHEAD.—'The account of tbe Mount
pleasant timothy had hardly been published
last week when Dr. J.,Jtamsey brought into
our office a bunch pf; hit timothy measuring
6 leet and 1 inch. So Moootpleasaut will
have lo give way to Bloom.
P. S. Mr. Kreamer has since sent in some
timothy stalks from his farm measuring 6 feel
i inch.
ar Judge Woodward, of this place, pres
ided el a special court in Sunbury the early
yarl of last week. The Sunbury American
in speaking of him says:
"Judge Woodward, though comparatively
a young man, is of quick perception, and
has a well trained legal mind. He made a
favorable impression on the Bench, as well
ae among those with whom he mingled, in
the social circle."
IW The afosm of lest Tuesday did moeh
injury in the vicinity of Catawiaea ; and the
streams there flooded fields, prostrated crops,
carried off small bridges, and so much injured
the road* that they were in some pieces im
passable for several days.
FOR SENATOR.—Capt. Witt, Forsytb, Hon.
Geo. C. Walker, Mej. Zimmerman and Wm.
Follmer of Northumberland oounty are can
didates for the senatorial nomination in this
Public Seatlmeut in Kansas. I
A well known and highly esteemed Ppnn- (
sylvenian, who has just returned from the
Territories, writes the following to a friend
in this city as to the state of politics in Kan
sas. The facts are interesting:—
n l conld interest you in Kansas affairs, but
the limits of this letter will not permit. Gov
ernor Walker will have matters his way, and
I feel confident that his policy will lead to a
happy termination of the difficulties in that
heretofore unhappy Territory. TheConven
lion, though composed of pro-slavery men,
will submit the constitution to a vo'e of the
people. The constitution will be unexcep
tionable, and the question of slavery will be
submitted as a separate proposition, so that
the elector can vote for the constitution and
against slavery. About three to one will vote
against slavery. The whole vole of tha Ter
ritory is estimated at 22,000. Of these 5,000
are Pro-Slavery Democrats, 7,000 Free State
Democrats, and 8,000 Republicans. 9,25t
votes are registered, and of these 2jooo voted
for delegates. It is estimated that the vote
on the cocstitution will reach 25,000. In
Kansas the question of slavery is regarded a
settled. The issue now is, Shall Kansas be
a Democratic or Black Republican State? 1
did not meet one pro-slavery man in the Ter
ritory who expressed the opinion that it could
be a slave State.
Appoint mcuts.
The President recently made a number of
appointments, mostly to fill vacancies. The
most important among them are the follow
Richaid Kidder Meade, of Virginia, En
voy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipo'en
liary to the Empire of Brazil, in place of
William Truesdale, of Tennessee, the pres
ent incumbent.
Benjamin F. Angel, of New York, Minis
ter Resident to Sweden, in place of Francis
Shroeder, of Rhode Island, recalled at bis
own request.
Mirnbean B. Lamar, of Texas, Minister
Resident to the Argentine Confederation, in
place of James A. Pedon, of Florida, the
present incumbent.
Wyntan B. S. Mow, of Maine, Consul
General for the British North American Pro
vinces, from the Ist of September next, in
place ol Israel D. Andrew, of Maine, resign
1 he Wttebingtou Epidemic.
The New York Academy ofMedicine have
recently reported Upon the subject of the
Washington epidemic, and Bre of opinion
that the air was poisoned, and not the fond.
The prevailing judgment seemed to regard
foul air and noxious effiuvia to be fully ade
quate to the production of all the symptoms
described, modified as the disease was by
febrile indications and periodical remissions,
exacerbations, and relapses, in many cases;
pointing to the miasmatic climate of the lo
cality as contributing to its aggravation.
Tt.e Academy after full discussion, seem
ed to concur in the opinion that no known
poisonous article from either kingdom of
na'ure would have produced all the group
** •yswr , '"wa which so uniformly character
ized the cases, and certainly not without I t
volving the stomach itself in more serious
mischief than is alleged to have been pres
ent in any case.
Mexican l.eiturs of Mtirque.
Should Spain be silly enough to wage war.
upon Mexico, Mexico will retaliate by an at
tempt on Cuba, for which purpose, it is said,
Comonfort will employ the filibusters who
are so desirous of setting their foot upon that
fertile Island. It is slated that he has already
sent to some of our ports a number of qui res
of blank letters of marque commissions,
which lite Mexican Consuls will be ready to
fill up an deliver to applicants upon certain
favorable terms, the moment that war shall
be declared by either party. This will, no
doubt, be the result, and as there are so
many ways of evading the neutrality laws,
even with the strictest vigiianco of the Gov
ernment, the schema would probably be en
tirely successful We have no idea, how
ever, that Spain intends to act foolishly or
endanger her possessions. Her movements,
so far, military and naval, are of no conse
quence, and eviuce no vary warlike disposi*
REV. B. S. HUNTINGTON, A. M., of the As
ton Ridgo Seminary, delivered a lecture on
the Dangers and Securities of the Solar Sys
tem, in the Court House, in this town, on
last Saturday evening. It was listened to
with interest by a full audience, as it had
been before on several occasions by audien
ces in Philadelphia. It was well prepared,
and well delivered.
A WARNING —A gentleman recently visited
McKim, who is now under sentence of
death in the Blair oounty jail, and the un
fortunate criminal ended the interview by
saying—"It was gambling and ibis woman
business which has got me into all the
COUNTY FINANCES —On last Monday Treas
urer Harris took in 96,080 96 on the State
tax due from Columbia county for 185 T.
The largest amount paid by any collector
was $1,115 85 by Sheriff Miller of Bloom,
being the largest amount ever paid by any
collector so early.
WE learn that the storm of last Sunday
evening did very seriouß injury in Muncy
and its vicinity; blowing off the roof of the
Methodist Church, the roof of Dr. Rankin's
barn, and doing other damage to buildings
and crops.
THE LATE WH. M yicr —As a jurist, he
was not merely wise, but singularly consci
entious. While on the bench, the preacher,
upon one occasion, observed that he appear
ed unusually depressed. He questioned
him as to the cause, when he replied that
"he could not sleep, and had not foT several
nights, his mind was so burdened with a
case submitted le him, the decision of which
would involvo the character of two of his
fellow citizens. Until," said he, "I obtain a
clear apprehension of the case, I cannot rest.'
No man more dosired to judge wisely and
honestly than William L. Marcy.
Ex-Mate Treasurers Indicted.
Two indictments have been found against
Mr. Gibson, late State Treasurer of Ohio
one (or the embezzlement of Slate funds,
and the other for embezzloatflm in Ihe Sen
eca County Bsnk.
! One indictment was also found against Mr.
Breslin, his predecessor in the same office,
with several counts for embezzlement.
W A valuable farm is offered for sale in
Hemlock, in our •dvtrlisiag oolamns to-day.
ttr The farmers of this region are now
busily engaged in taking in their'grain.—
Nearly one half of it will this year be cut by
BF A valuable ore properly in Pry Val
ley, Union county, was last week bought at
Sheriff sale by M'Kelvey, Neal & Co. for
83900. IE
EF* Thomas Bower and Reuben Keller are
announced in Snyder county as candidates
for Senator in this district.
Tv President Buchanan, Vice President
Breckinridge, and Gen. Cass and Howell
Cobb, of the Cabinet, are said to be Free
IV Nar Middleswarlh is recommended as
Ihe Union Candidate for Ihe Assembly in
Snyder and Union counties.
tjr The Chambersburg and Hageratown
Railroad will be sold at auction oh tbe 14th
of August.
IV LAGER.—The Philadelphia breweries
have over a million of capital invested in
the manufacture of the modern article of
CF" A young woman who was brought be
fore the Boston plice, alleged in defence ol
her respectability that ehe was acquainted
with all the lawyers in New York. She was
committed lor six months.
IF MCKIM, who has been convicted of
the murder of-Dr. Norcross, is to be hung on
the 21st of August next. He protests that he
is entirely innocent of Ihe crime for which
be has been convicted.
ETA mo:tg the useful citizens recently de
ceased at Harrieburg are Col. Baniel Herr of
Herr's Hotel, and Frederick Kelker, long a
hardware merchant.
rr-The interest due on the Bonds of the
Lackawanna and Bloomsburg Railroad Co.,
was paid on the Ist insl., at the Mercantile
Bank of New York.
I T Montgomery Martin, a son of Lewis
Martin, Esq., of Williamsport, was fatally
injured, on Sunday of last week, near Tarns
qna, by his head striking his bead against a
water-tank. Mr. Marliu was a brakesman.
Itf" The Fallon House, in Lock Haven has
been taken by Jacob Leb->, favorably known
as Ihe former proprietor of the Commercial
House in Philadelphia. The Fallon House is
represented lo be one ol the finest country
Hotels in the State, having been elected at a
cost of $50,000.
TV" Th^lichmond^EiifluiiTi^an^man^
to be
pie of
(y The beauty of Indian names, when
translated, is all humbug. Mississippi means
no such thing as "Father of Waters," but
simply "Big Water, or Big River." An ex
change says that Niagara means "Hark to
the Thunder." It does not. In the Tuscaro
ra language Niagara signifies nearly the same
as*' Big water-tumble."
TV" The largest chain in the world is that
about lo be used in the operation of taising
the ships sunk at Sevastopol. It ia two hun
dred yards long; and each link weighs three
hundred pounds. It wis manufactured at
Reading. Pa. The value of the material lo
be furnished by the Russian Government, to
be u>ed in raising the fleet, will be about a
million and a half of dollars.
W The house occupied by Mr. Samuel
Fowler, a short distance above Berwick, was
etrnck by lightning on Tuesday afternoon
last. The eleclrio fluid passed down the
lightning rod, and under the house, tearing
up (he floor of a room occupied at the time
by some of the family, but happily without
injuring any person.—Berwick Qazetle.
fear" The cost of coal, as fuel for locomo
tives on the Boston railroad, is about one
hall that of wood. All the freight trains on
the Providence and Worcester railroads are
now ran with coal, as are also all the passen
ger engines, exopting ooe, and that is to be
altered lor coal as soon as it can be spared
from the road long enough to have the alter
ation made.' |
FF Baltimore has the following (said to
be 'Americana') organizations within its lim
its; Blood Tubs, Rip Raps, Thunder bolt,
Rough Skins, Plug Uglies, Wampanoag Ti
gers, Cut Throats, Swann'a Babes, Little Fe|.
lows, Stop Lales, Hard Times, Ashiander,
Lone Star, Hushers, Bull Necks, Corn Cob,
and Mug Smashers. Whew !
HP Lnzerne oounty is ome on legal busi
nes. A friend informe us that there are 753
cases at issue on the trial list for August term
1 next. In these are not included the Com
monwealth cases. Over 400 executions hare
been issued since May Term, returnable to
August, and from present indications, there
will be as many more. Five hundred and
flfiy-eight cases have been plaoed upon the
Docket since May Term, and yet about half
the term has passed. Luzerne is truly a
Commonwealth of itself.— Luzerne Union.
E3T A new chemically prepared papar has
been invented for the use of the banks,
which cannot bo used for photographing or
counterfeits of any kind. The invention is
endorsed by George P. Lyman, of the Clear
ing House, Mr. Kent, the United Slates Mint
assayer, and Meade Brothers, the photogragh
ers. It is being used by banks both for bills
and oheoks, and by railroad companies for
stock and bond certificates, &c. It ie manu
factrued at Morris oounty, Now Jersey, where
paper mills have been erected,
A Monster Bakery.
A new brick building, 95 feel long by 51
wide, i now in oooree o( erection in Phila
delphia, to be hereafter need if a bakery. In
Ihe centre of the building will be fix vast ov
ens, adapted to receive and discharge bread
on an upper and lower alory of the building.
In each oven there will be 26 cars, which
will constitute, when in the oven, so many
shelves, on
the bread isirfina pfpces* They
are ana<le of iroM> pawed with tile, and will
hold eighty loavet of bread each. They will
be driven worked by steam.
The bread which will be received at the up
per moulb of the oven, will be discliaiged at
the lower, aod that received at the lower dis
charged at tbe upper. The kneading is to be
accomplished by machinery, so that the ob
jections as the use of hands and arms will
be avoided. A rail track will ron in tbe rear
of tbe ovens, to provide the luel and take
away the ashes.
iv Some of the finest railway repair chops
in the country, are situated at Alloona, be
longing to the Pennsylvania Central Compa
ny. They give employment, at the present
time, to the following bands:—l 4 Foremen,
47 Boiler Makers and Bridge Builders, 80
Blacksmiths and Helpers, 8 Painters, 9 Tin
and Coppersmiths, 7 Pattern makers, 66 Car
Builders, 5 Bfass Founders, 47 Iron Found
erf, 23 Engine Wipers, 80 Machinist and
Shop hands, 3 Siaiiobary Engineers, 27 La
borers, 6 Watchmen, 12 Yard Engineers and
Firemen, 18 Passenger Engineers and Fire
men, 32 Freight Engineers and Firemen, 5
Clerks and Storekeepers, 1 Draughtsman,
making a total of 490 workmen in these
shops alone; and this does not include other
officers and employees, engaged at this sta
The Eastern Engineers are paid 62 50 per
day; the mountain engineers 62 50, and the
firemen 81 40 per day, while the yard engi
neers, whose duties are lighter, receive but
SI 50, and ihe firemen 81 10 perday. Since
May Ist, A. MuCausland, E-q , a smart and
practical mechanic, has had charge of the
machinery of (he whole road.
Tv The product of the United Slates, in
gold, is estimated at 200,000 pounds; Aug
Iratis and Oceanic*, 156,000; Russia, 60,000;
Mexico and South America, 47,100. Of sil
ver, the New World supplies 2,473,700
pounds, leaving 491,500 for all other coun- i
tries, or mercury, Spain gives the world
2,500,000 pounds, and the United Slates,
100.000 pounds. England and Australia fur- ]
dish one-half of all the copper produced by
Ihe world. Prussia and Belgium furnish
four-filths of all the zinc used in Ihe world,
viz: 16,0ti0 and 33,600 tons. England furn
ishes more than half the iron of tbe world,
3.000,000 tons, tnd ihe United States, 1,000,-
000 tons. France is the next most produo
live country in iron, 600,000 tone; Russia
produces but 200.000 tons; and Sweden, 150,-1
000—quantities bearing a very small relation
to the celebrity of product of those coun tires.
Lead is diitrihuLedbelwearWJmai^^i*^
chemical science, in which lie showed the
origin of all forms of force to be in the sun
beam. Every existing specific motion on
the earlh, whether knawn as wind power,
water power, steam power, electric power,
or animal power, hare their origin in the rays
of the sun. As an illustration of the profes
sor's mode of elucidating his argument, he
slated that the deflection ol the iron tunnel
for railroad Irajps over the Menil river in
England, which is four hundred feet long,
was but hall an inch under the heaviest pres
sure of a train. When the sun laid upon it
some hours it bent up an inch and a half
from its usual horizontal line. The Bunker
Monument is higher in the evening than in
Ihe morning flf a sunny day. Tbe little sun
beams enter <Sf Iho stones, like so
many wedges, and lift it skyward.
NEW TAX LAW. —The following is the 3d
Section of an Act passed the 21st day of April
1856, entitled "An Act relative to the Sale of
Lande for the non payment ol Taxes." The
Auditor General has advised the County
Tressurers that the provisions of the Act will
be rigidly complied with:
SECTION 3. That H shall be the duty of Su
pervisors and Collectors of road taxes, and of
all Collector! of any other taxes whatsoever, to
make return to the County Commissioners of
any exhonerations claimed by them, on or
before the first day of January in eAch year;
and it shall not be lawful for the said County
Commissioners to grant any exoneration) after
that time, nor for the County Treasurer to
sell any lauds which shall have been returned,
aosl laser eaasseeetedwfier the said lime. 1 *
kees are some on notions, that is clear. I:
is now stated tharChinese fire crackers, for
which no useful service greater that produc
ing noise on the celebration of the Fouith
of July have heretofore been discovered,
have at last been applied to practical account.
In some of the New England Slates cater
pillars are destroyed with them. The way is
to place one on the end of a split pole,
thrust it into the nest, and knock them all to
flinders. It will lake sometimes two or three
crackers 10 demolish a large nest, though for
small collections a single explosion is suffi
cient. The boys don't consider this work,
but go at it with a gusto.
FODNOGCH,TT.~ On Saturday evening,says
the Pittsburg Poet, the aelemn scene Of tbe
rendition of a vhrtiot of "GuHry of murder in
the first degree" against Henry Life, Mon
roe Stewart and Charlotte Jones, was wit
nessed in the Pittsbarg court-house by near
ly two thousand people. It will be recollect
ed that they were charged with the murder,
several months ago, of George Wilson and
Elizabeth MoMasters, two old people living
alone In a retired spot in the country, for
the purpose of robbing them of e sum of
money they were known to have in their
Harvesting la 1831.
In the " Republican Prese" of July 18th,
1821, published by J. Cooper, Esq., in Dan
ville, Mr. Cook finds the following account of
a meeting of laborers held at Washington
ville, from which it will be seen that prices
then and now differ considerably :
"At a meeting of a number of the citizens
of Washington and its vicinity, held at the
house of Benjamin Williams, on Wednesday,
4ih day of Jaly, 1821, for the purposf Wf ta
king into consideration Ihe propriety^ fix-,
ing certain prices for laboring bands through
harvest—Mr. ABRAHAM STUOAH being called
to the chair, and B. WILLIAMS appointed Sec
retary, ihe following prices were unanimous
ly agreed upon.
For Mowing per day, 40 cents.
" Reaping " 60 "
" Cradling " 75 "
1 " Raking and Binding 75 "
I And other wotk equivalent.
l /?eio/ued,That the members of this meeting
shall not work under the abovementioned
prices, and we also recommend it to our fel
low laborers to form the same resolution.
Always Finding Fault.
There are certain people who cannot live
without finding fault. No matter what sub
ject, or person, coin's up in the course of
conversation, they start some frivolous Abjec
tion, or make some censorious remark. In
stead of living to be ia charity vtith their
neighbors, * they take taalioious pleasure in
speaking evil about them. They obstinately
shut their eyes to good qualities; while they
emplo) microscopes to discover and magnify
evil ones; and afterwards they torture lan
guage to exaggerate what they have seen, so
as to depreciate as much as possible. They
do not, however, always speak out boldly.—
But they deal in inuendoes, in hints, and in
ominous shakes of the head. Instead of
frankly assailing in front, they assassinate
behind tbe back. Practically,they persuade
others that all men sie so evil, that there is
not even a chance of reform. Eveu in acts
incontestibly good, they pretend to find
latent selfishness. They spend their lives in
defiling human nature, like the foul Yahoos
whom the satirist has depicted. To believe
them, there are none virtuous but themselves;
all the rest of mankind being knaves, brutes,
or devils. * 4
A proverbial fanlt finder little thinks that,
in censuring so maliciously and indiscrimi
nately, he is only painting his own portrait.
It is a secret consciousness of his demerits, a
gnawing rage at tho superiority of others,
which is the real cause of hib want of char
ity, the principal inducement to his abuse.
His own heart is tho mirror from which he
describes mankind. The best men have
been thobe invariably who spoke the most
kindly of their race. The gr£mt type of all
manhood, whose perfect humanity is the
admiration even of Pagans and Atheists, ev
er spoke in benignant terms, having charity
even for "publicans and sinners." It is to
his precepts that we owe the great doctrine
of human brotherhood.
tho hosts of heaven." We never hear a
professed faultfinder, but our thoughts recur
to his type. We never listen to the benefi
cent language of one who is in charity with
his race, without feeling that he is advanc
ing more and more to "the perfect man."
Expelled from the Church for Voting for Bu
chanan.—The Grand Rapids (Mich.) "Inqui
rer" contains a full report of the trial, convic
tion and expulsion Irom the church of Dea
con P. G. Stebbins, of the town of Alpine, in
that county. He was the first deacon of the
church to which he belonged—the Freewill
Baptist, and the charge against him was that
he sustained slavery by voting for Buchanan.
He was also charged with deception, because
when asked if he was going to vote for liberty
or slavery, he said liberty. Stebbins admitted
the fact*charged but defended himself by
saying that the Democratic ticket, which he
did vote, supported the most liberty princi
ples of any ticket now in vogue.
Da. KANE'S Wonk.—The Philadelphia
badger learns, from good authority, that the
publisher's of Dr. Kane's Arctic Expedition
have paid upwards of $60,000 to the estate
of the deceased author, copywright money
for the nine months' sales of the work ; and
that the continued demand for that work will
soon make the sum reach one hundred thou
sand dollars. Pecuniarily, this is princely
remuneration ; the largest, probably, ever
paid to any author for so short a time.
CW Tho London Times newspaper is
printed in in.antique, dingy looking build
ing in Printing House Square, and the rooms
are all low, dark and uninviting. Eighty
eight compositors are always at work on
advertisements, and forty-three more on par
liamentary debates and othor mattor. Four
presses are required to work off the morrr
ing edition, and to take advantage of these
four presses, part of tho paper is regularly
elecirotyped. The daily edition of the
"Times" is 53,000. Eighteen proof readers
are employed regularly. A new printing
press from Hoe's factory, in New York, is
soon to be put up in that office.
appeared in Charleston, South Carolina, as
long as ten days since, some of which is said
to be on its way to the northern market. On
the J 2th inst., ten barrels of Hour from new
wheat were shipped from Augusta, Ga., to
New York.
17* The Independent says that the Five
Points Mission in New York has been nearly
ruined by a legacy of $20,00; its friends got
the idea that it was too rich to need contribu
tions, and so the supplies have nearly stop
ped. This is au illustration of killing by
jury has returned a verdict of manslaughter
against the owner,captain, pilot and mate of
the steamer Montreal.
A Mormon Parallel Three Centuries ago.
Strange religion* fanaiicirn are not con
fined to any country nor limited to any era
of tire world's biafory. The Ami Christian
world witnessed a* strong delusions as hare
sprung np since the advent of the Redeetligl.
A writer in the Proiidance Pott, recalls some
interesting particulars concerning a strangsj
sect, which shout the year 1630, arose iff
Germany, and, from their foul practices and
thanretencgg of their leaders reve
lations, bearing I Pri* jn res e mblauce to the
Mormons; the name,else by which they ulti
mately became known, and are known at
the present day, Mennonitss, it not very dis
similar to that of theirsucceasora in depravity,
the Mormonites. They were called Anabap
tists, for the reason that they condemned the
baptism of infants and re-baptised all whom
they admitted into their society. To this
peculiar notion concerning baptism, they ad
ded other principles of a most enthusiastic as
well as dangerous nature, among which was
| this, which the Mormons of the present day
hold in common wiih them: That as neither
the laws of nature nor the precepts of the
Testament had imposed any restraints upon
men with regard to'the number of wives
which thay might marry, they should use
that liberty which God himself had granted
to the patriarchs. Two of their prophets,
John Matthias, a bakerof Harlaen), and John
Boccold, a journeyman tailor of I.eyden,
their residence at Monster. Not wanting in
talent or resolution, and affecting the appear
ance of sanctity, bold pre'enions to Inspira
tions, and a confident and plausible manner
of discoursing, they soon gained many con
verts, among which were some of influence
and eminence. Emboldened by success,
they surprised and look possession of the city
of Munsler, and set about modeling tha gov
ernment according to their own wild ideas.
The proceedings were all directed by Matthi
as, who, in the style and with the authority
of a prophet, ottered his commands, which it
was instant death to disobey; their enthusi
astic passions were kept from subsiding by a
perpetual succession of exhoitations, revela
tions and prophesies. Upon the death of
Matthias, John Boccold succeeded to the su
preme rule ; he appointed twelve judges, ac
cording to the number of tribes in Israsl, to
preside in all affairs. He at length took upon
himself the title of King of Sion, assumed the
pomp of royaliy, wearing a crown of gold
and clad in the richest and most sumptuous
garments. Having now attained the height
of power, Boccold begun to discover passions
which he had hitherto restrained. As the
excesses of enthusiam have been observed
in every age to lead to sensual gratifications,
the same constitution that is susceptible of
the former being remarkably prone to the
latter, he instructed the prophets and teachers
to harangue the people conoerning the law
fulness, and even necessity, of taking more
wives than one, which they asserted to be
one of the privileges granted to the saints
He set of using what be
by marrying
up to the most
gratifica'ton of their desires. No man re
mained satisfied wilb a single wife. Togeth
er with polygamy, freedom ol divorce, its
inseparatde attendant, was introduced. Ev
ery excess was committed of which the pas
sions of men are capable when restrained
neither by the authority of laws nor the sense
of decency ; voluptuousness was engrafted on
religion, and dissolute riot accompanied the
austerities of fanatical devotion. About fif
teen months after the Anabaptists had estab
lished their dominion in Munster, they were
overcome and the city re-conquered by an
army in the service of the Bishop of Mun
ster. Boccold, the King, was taken prisoner,
loaded with chains, and carried from city to
city as a spectacle to gratify the curiosity of
the people. After this he was brought back
to Munster and put to death. Willi its mon
arch, the kingdom of the Anabapii.ts came
to an end. Their principles having taken
deep root in the Low Counfies, the parly
atill subsists there, under the name of Men
noriiies; but by a very singular revolution,
this sect, so mutinous and sanguinary at its
first origin, hath become altogether innocent
and pacific. A small number of thia sect
which is settled in England, retain ita pecu
liar tenets concerning 'baptism, but without
any daugerons mixture of enthusiasm.
An Important rupture.
The Philadelphia papers state that one of
the master spirits of the extensive gang of
counterfeiters now engaged in flooding the
country with counterfeit money, was captur
ed a few days ago. His name is Samuel M'-
Coy. He resides in handsome style, in Win
ter street, and fives on (He TaVof the land.—
The officers found in his desk 9805 in spuri
ous money. It consisted of 2's on the Bank
of Middletown, s's on the Mechanics' Bank
of Philadelphia, and s's on the Girard Bank.
The information was obtained from parties
now in custody. The police bave been on
the look onl lor a It ng lime io hope of an op
portunity to take this person- He is pretty
well known to the profession, having, we are
informed, undergone a oourse of penal dis
cipline in Sing Sing, the Now York State
iff of Lebanon county will sell, at the Court
Pouse, in the Borough of Lebanon, on Satur
day, the 25th inst., ninety-seven town lots,
comprising " Weidman'e Addition" to the
said borough. Twenty-nipa ol these lots
front on the Lebanon Valley Railroad, and all
of (hem are eligibly situated near the Depot.
STATE CANALS. —The sale OR the Main Line
leaves, we beliave, in tbe hands of the State
the following lines of Canal in operation:
Delaware Division, 60 miles.
Susquehanna Division, 41 •
N. Branch Division & Extension, 165 "
West Branch Division, 76 "
Total, 342 miles.
# e # Bee advertisement in another column
ol "Canvassers waßtod,"
Philadelphia tUuiketi.
Flout and Ktal —The market is dull, and
mixed brawji of Flour ard offered al $7 per
bbl., andflHpds for home consumption at
•7 extra and lancy brands at
$7 75a8 75. There is very little demand
dor export, and little stock to operate in—
|Sjre Flour is held at 84 75 per barrel, and
tMMtylvenia Cora Ma*! sold at S3 94 per
Grate—•'There is little demand for wheat.
Sales of prime' Pennsylvania red were made
at SI 85a 1 87, end SI 90 .2 00 lor good
white. Rye is dull. Psnnsylvania U worth
Si 02. Corn is in demand. Sales ef Penn'a
yellow at 86c.," afloat. Oats are steady ;
sales of Pennsylvania and Dataware at 56a
60c. per bushel.
Seeds. —Cloverreed is without inquiry.—
Sales of prime range at 97 50 per 64 lbs-
Last sales of Timothy at $4 and Flaxseed at
81 90a I 95- Sales of Red Top st S3 50—
Herd Grass, 83 75.
Whiskey is dull at 31a32 cents in bbls. and
310. in bhds.
EF" The Laws of Nature are just bnt terri'
ble. There is no weak mercy in them.-"*
Cause and consequence are inseparable anJ
inevitable. The fire burns, the water drowns,
the air consumes, the qprth buries. And per*
haps it would be well for our raee If tha pnn
ishment of crime against the laws of maiv
were as inevitable a* the punishment of
crimes against the laws of nature—were man
as unerring in his judgments at nature—Long
K7 One of Gov. Slade's school mams haa
got into a place out west where the children
never heard prayer or preaching. So, one
day, when she commenced her school with
a prayer, one of the youngsters went home
and reported :—"You never did see such a
school-marm! She got down on her knees
and swore with all her might!"
Great Robbery i.t Saratoga—93,ooo in Jew
elry and Gold —There was a large robbery at
the U. S. Hotel, Saratoga Springs, nn Sunday
afternoon. The room ot a family Irom Cuba
was entered during the absence of the family,
ar.rf their trunks rifled to the amount of near
SISOO, and diamond and other jewelry ot
about the aume value..
ington fetter state* that several of the Presi
dent's household are tick with intermittent
fever, caused by the fog arising from the Po
tomac, which makesthe While House damp
and unhealthy.
Valuable Properly —O. Bnshneli recently
sold to Hon. S. A. Douglas forty acres in the
northeast quarter section 28, between Palo
Alto end Buena Vista streets, Chicago, west
of the Rock Island Railroad, for 5160,C00.
nouncing the opening of a new cemetery,
says: "Mr. had the pleasore ol being
first buried there."
I he can only cerainly and permanently put
them to fliaht with the aid of this unrivalled
cathartic, detergent, and restorative. There
are multitudes of sallow and feeble invalids,
now languishing in the western clearings,
under the endemic diseases ol that region,
who would soon find their healthy appear
ance, strength, and cheerfulness return, un
der a course of Holloway's Pills.
" WOODLAND CREWH" — A Pomade for
beautifying the Hair —highly perfumed,
superior to any French article imported, and
for half the price. For dressing Ladies Hair
it has no equal, giving it R bright glossy ap
pearance. It causes Gentlemen's Hair to
curl in the most natural manner. It removes
dandruff, always giving the hair the appear
ance of being fresh hamponpil. Price only
fifty cents. None genuine unless signed
Proprietors of the
" Balm of a thousand Flowers."
For sale by all Druggists. New York.
In Mnuntpleasant, on Wednesday the llih
inst., ISAAC W. MU-ORAVE Esq., aged about 65
In Lewisburg, on Wednesday last, Mr.
CHARLES E. HOFFMAN, formerly ol Blooms
burg, in the 33d jcar of bis age.
On the 13:h inst., near Bear Gap, North'd.
county, MARY, wile of Asa T. John, aged 68
years, 11 months and 1 day.
THE fnurih term of this Institution will
commence on MONDAY THE FIFTH
DAY OF AUGUST NEXT, the same having
been in successful operation since last Ocio
ber, under the charge of PROF. ANDERSON,
with competent and reliable assistants, and
have been well patronized Uv students from
abroad, the Mnntiev of Buck-, LMiigh, Car
bon, and Columbia have furnished a good
portion of tha school besides several from
the (ar west have attended the same.
P. S. An opening address will be deliver
ed ou the day of the commencement at five
o'clock, P. M.
New Colnmbus, Joly 20, 1857.
Beach Haven, July Ist, '57. j
MR. EDITOR:— Tha amount of toll* receiv
ed nl this office are as follows:
Previously reported, . . . 531270 13
June, ......... 29536 02
Fines, 10 Off
Total 560816 15
JOHNS. FOLLMER, Collector.
Corner Stone L-aying.
THE Corner Stone of the Evangelical Lu
theran Church, in Mifßinville, will be laid,
God willing, on Thursday, the 4th day of Au
gust, wi'h appropriate religious services, in
English and German.
Service to commence al 10 o'clock, A. M.
The public are invited to attend.
A few competent agents wanted for the
Comprehensive Geography and History ancient
and modern of the World, by S. G Goodrich,
(Peter Parley); handsomely bound and pro
fusely illustrated. Piice 83. Bold only by
Agents, tc whom rare inducements are offer
ed. Address,
No 172 William bneei, New York.