The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, August 19, 1857, Image 2

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llloonutiurgi Wednesday, August 10,1857.
Democratic Nominations.
of Lycoming County.
Of Berks County.
Of Erie County.
of Chester County.
The County Convention is to be held iu this
place, and on Saturday preceding the delegates
are to be chosen in the respective twps. The
whole aim in the nominations ought to be the
fitness of men for tbe place they seek ; and
this fitness ought to include every element of
character. In this country (or more espe
cially in the Northern Stater) rner. seem to
let a little too much as if statesmanship
a knowledge of political economy came by
ioilinct or intuitioo. In the Southern Slates
there may not be so much general informa
lion, but only the very best men are kept in
places of pablic trust, and a man must have
unquestionable capacity before he can aspire
to honors. Tbe campaign this fall will be
an important one, as a Congressman, Senator
and,two Representatives are to be elected ;
and for the success of the whole ticket every
part of it ought to be strony, and each of the
counties in our clumsy district must exhibit
a spirit of harmony and union. Our county
baa a character for steadfast and soand po
litical faith for which we may well be proud,
and nothing bat foolish divisions in our party
can defeat any one oi the nominations. True
we have a few men still seeking office who
did the dirty woik for the Know Nothings in
1851 t and aided the Opposition in defeating
Democratic nominations before, but they are
so few, and mostly so penitent, that we ap
prehend no danger to the ticket Irom them.
The Convention will not be so wild as to
nominate any such person, and there are on
ly two of them, we believe, on the list of
This county has been exceedingly fortu
nate in its publiu officers. It has sought for
men of sound comtnon-eense views rather
than for dashing or magnificent men, and itR
affairs have been managed with as much
safety, prudence and economy as those of
any sister county. With the exceptions of a
single defalcation, by which the publio lost
nothing, and a few uncorrected errors of the
late Treasurer, the wbole business has been
Well done and exhibits a clear and creditable
None but some impertinent or ignorant ad
venturer Who may harm been snubbed in
some "•faofl*' project of IpeoV'S will eve*
complain. The tax paying citizens of the
county have reason to be well pleasod ; and
while there are many objects (some merito
rious) desiring a larger appropriation of the
publio money, the toiling yeomen of the
county who puy the taxes feel that these are
already heavy enough, as is evident from the
difficulty of collecting them.
Agricultural Society.
The Agricultural Society met at the Court
House on last Saturday but as the proceed
ings which would make a column were not
handed in until Tuesday morning we can
only give an abstract. We would otherwise
give them in full. E. P. Lutz resigned as
Recording Secretary and J. C. Stokes was
elected in his place. Several members paid
in their annual fee of membership—so cts.
and all are reminded to do so. This will
entitle them with their wives and children
to attend the coming Pair, and to exhibit
articles without the payment of any en
trance fee. Elias Hicks and Dr. H. C.
Hower were appointed to assist the Presi
dent in making out a list of premiums.—
Tho next annual Fair is to bo held on the
22d and 23d of October next. The Society
is to meet next on Monday evfeningof Court,
September 7th. Caleb Barton, jr., J. W,
Hendarshot and Conrad Bittenbeuder are
the Committee to select grounds for holding
the Fair.
IV The Governor has not yet sent any di
reciion to the Sheriff of this county to adver
tise in bis proclamation for a Congressional
election on the second Tuesday of October.
Soma persons are under the impression thut
the Speaker of the House must first notify
the Governor of Mr. Montgomery's death be
fore the Executive can know that a vacancy
oxlste. Gov. "Pollock may take this view of
the case.
(7 The editor df the Montour American
gels cross because we call his a Know-Noth
ing paper, and spits out all the navtiness he
eau at one effort. That attempt to gel notori
ety by abuse looks very much like Know-
Notbingism, or perhaps is acrosß between a
Plug Ugly ami a Hydraulic ram. It wont
etioeeed here.
BT We have beautiful, substantial and
cheap specimen of bonk-binding done in
library style by Mr. Charles Stalil or this
plaoe. It is equal in every respect to the
best wo have bad dono in Philadelphia, and
such work mnat insure the workman patron
, MOKT'OUR CotntTfe— 'The Democratic Con
vention ef Montour county was held on last
Monday, and instructed for Paul Leidy Esq.,
8B the choice of thai county for Congress.
Mr. Leidy received the vote.of all the
townships except three which were fqeV.
t3f GhVeruor PoMock has appointed Dari
us Bullock, of. Bradford county, President
Judge of that Distrktht the jdace of Judge
Wilmot resigned. *:r :■ - .X •
The Philadelphia Sunday Dispatch (an in
dependent journal,) under date of August
84, make* the following aour.d observations
upon (be late letter of tbe Democratic State
Committee to Gen. Packer against adopting
the plan of • joint oaavass -with the Repub
lican candidate :
"The Committee aay very correctly that it
is possible that very good candidates may be
chose? who hate not .''the gift of lhe,gab;"
and they Benfnmin Franklin, Simon
Snyder and Francis K. Shunk, as examples
of Governors who were riot happy at making
pnblic speeches. For the reason, and he-
cause the Democrats may hereafter desire to
(nominate somebody not fluent si mttss meet
ings, they suggest to Mr. Packer to decline
the challenge. The Committee ure, we think,
sensible in their conclusion. There are plen
ty of windy orators who go through political
campaigns, each delivering the same speech
over and over, who acquire thereby an im
mense reputation for oratorical talent, but
who really have no moro brains, compara
tively speaking, than parrots. The effect of
adopting the stumping custom of the South
would be to give these noisy, frothy, super
ficiol spoolers, an eminence to which they
are not justly entitled. Good common sense,
administrative ability, information arid judg
ment, would be entirety overwhelmed by
"clack," and very inferior men would be
thrust into public stations merely because
they had a facility of talking fluently about
nothing, and expanding a few unimportant
ideas into a multitude of words. Tbo action
of the Democratic Slate Committee is a wise,
one. The dsy ha 9 gone by when a ten or
fifteen minutes' speech on a political plat
form, at a noisy mass meeting, will be ac
cepted as proof that the speaker has ability,
judgment and experience."
These are tbe views of a journal not politi
cal, and like those ol the Philadelphia Ledger
on our first page to-day, they are doubtless
those ol intelligent and independent men
generally in this State. To show how this
system of joint stumping operates in some
of the Southern Slates where it lias been in
troduced, we cut the tollowing extract from
the Weekly States of June 27th, a paper pub
lished at the city of Washington :
"AN KxciTiNoCoNTEsT.—The political con
test in Tennessee, between the candidates
for Governor, is becoming very excited.—
At Fayelieville, a lew days ago, General
Harris, the democratic candidate, and Col.
Nation, the American candidate, came into
personal collision during a debate on the
political topics of the day. The Nashville
Union, in referring to the difficulty, stales
that ''Mr. Hallon, near the close of bis last
speech, said: "If one State has the inherent
power claimed, then each Slate in the Union
has. In the exercise of this power, they
could confer tbe right of suffrage on free ne
groes and aliens. In this way, persons
breathing the spirit of tyrannical govern
ments might control our institutions. -This
doctrine,' said Mr. Hutton, '1 pronounce in
'•'At this moment General Harris arose, in
• manner eatm and collected, and said : 'Mr.
Hatton, do ytlO Intend Id apply the word' in-'
famous tome?' Hatton, under considerable
excitement, replied:' General Harris, do you
wish, by arising in that manner, to intimi
date me V 'Certainly not, said General Har
i ris, 'I do not wish to intimidate you or any
othor gentleman; but 1 think I am entitled to
an explanation of the language which you
have used.' 'I suppose, then, it is an expla
nation of the language that ynu want,' said
Mr. Hatton, in a manner highly excited. 'I
say again, (hat the doctrine is infamous; that
it is rank, and smells to Heaven, and that
its advocates are' Here General Harris
strnck Mr. Hatton, and knocked him off the
platform amongst the andience in front of
it, following him as he fell. A scuffle en
sued, and the parties were separated with
out injury."
cent elections for Congress give the following
political complexion to the House: Demo
crats, 110; Republicans, 91 ; Americans, 8 ;
vacancies, 2. Four States are yet to elect;
but making allowances for accidents, the
following is likely to prove to be the true
state of parties in the House in full Congress:
Democrats, 125; Republicans, 91; Ameri
cans, 16; racancies, 2. The House of Rep.
reeenlalivea consists of 234 member*—llB
members constituting a majority. As the
case now stand*—allowing no change in the
four Slates where elections are to be held—
the Democrats will have a majority of sixteen
in the next House.— Ledger.
of specie from England to India, China, Mal
ta and Egypt, for the hglf year just euded,
reaohed X 8,760, 611, while Irom the Medi
terranean ports, an additional sum of XI,-
845,399, was sent making an aggregate- of
X 10,606,040, or over $53,00Q,f>00, all at
which was silver, except CI 16,u00.
E7* We observe ibe teams pasping our of
fice with large boxes marked for "V. Low
enberg." Something new and nice will no
doubt come out at his two clothing stores.
P. S. There is quite a display of new
cloths, cassimeres, vesting* and jewelry at
his establishments of which tho public will
lake due notice if they want cheap bargains.
EF" The Democratic Convention of Sulli
van county last week suggested Blooms
burg as the place and Friday the 4th of
September as tho time for holding tha Rep
resentative conference.
IV The butcher shop of Messrs. Kip &
Rockefeller at Danville was burned down
last week. -The lass will be some $6OO.
17 The Danville Democrat says that the
Montour Company's Surra in (bat plana does
• yearly business of betwaea >250,000 and
E7 The Democratic Standard is the title of
a new weakly paper just established el Potts
villa by H- L. Acker, Esq. It ie neatly print
ed, and ably edited, end looks as if it might
command success.
I . The Star congress.
' The administration of Jackson, during its
second term particularly, was cotempOrary
with the most brilliantly intellectual Con
gress we ever lad. A correspondent of tbe
■Lowell Journal,cills attention to the compo
ahion ol the twenty-third Congrece which
commenced December 2, 1833, and termi
nated March 3, 1835, and it surprisea us by
the number of members who have filled
high positions under our government. Six
of .them, J.,Q. Adams, Tyler, Polk, Fillniore,
Pisroe, and Buchanan, have occupied the
Presidential chair. Five members, Messrs.
Calhoun, Johnson, Tyler, Fillmore end King,
have been Vice Presidents; and BO less than
eight members, Messrs. John Q. Adams.
Henry Clay, John Forsyth, Daniel Webster,
John C. Calhoun, James Buchanan, John M.
Clayton, and Edward Everett, have filled the
office of Secretary of Stale. Thirty-two
members have been Governors of States,
and twenty-three members of the House
have sinco served in the Senate.
from the Venango Spectator that the Hon.
Alexander M'Calmont died at his residonce
in Franklin, on the 10th iuat, in the 72d
year of his nge. He was one of the early
settlers of Venango county, and extensively
known as a lawyer and politician, through
out the State. In early life he filled several
county offices, and was connected with a
democratic newspaper. He subsequently
studied law, and soon rose to eminence at
the bar, both as an advocalo and counsellor.
Receiving the appointment of President
Judge of the Courts oi the Clarion District,
he served with distinction on the Bench,
and at the closed his term resumed the
practice of the law. Upon the elevation
of his son, Hon. J. S. M'Calmont, to the
Bench, he retired from his profession and
has confinod himselt sinco to the enjoyment
ot private life. 11l all the relations of life
he was highly esteemed, and his loss will
bo severely felt in the community.
izens ol Toronto Canada West, having had
a meeting to denounce Col. John Prince, a
member of lite Cauadiau Parliament, for
speaking against them, he publishes a re
ply, in which he says:
"It has been my misfortune and the mis
fortune ot my fumily to live among those
blacks, (and they have lived upon us,) for
twenty-four years. I liave employed hun
dreds ol them, and with the exception of
one, named Richard Hunter, not one has
ever done for us a week's honest labor. I
have taken them into my service, have fed
and clothed them year after year on their
arrival from the States, and in return have
generally found them rogues and thieves,
and a graceless, worthless, thriftless, lying
set of vagabonds. This is my very plain
and very simple description of tho darkies
as a body, and it would be endorsed by all
the western white men, with very few ex
Mure Hum Two Hundred Million Dollars fur
Education At ibe laai monthly mooring of
the Connecticut Histoiical Society, Hon. H.
Bernard, the President, presented an interest
ing paper reluting to the amount of donations,
bequests, &0., made for educational, literary
and scientific purposes in Ihe United Stales.
The whole amount of land appropriated by
the General Government for educational pur
poses to the first of January, 1854, was sta
ted to be 52,070,221 acres; which at the min
imum prico of such lands when first brought
into market, represented the magnificent
sum of 866,000,000, hut which at this time,
could not be worth less than 8200,000,000. —
The amount of donations and subscriptions
by individuals far exceeds all that had been
given by State Legislatures. Mr. Bernard
read from a table exhibiting the donations
and bequests made by citizens of Boston
within Ihe last half century, amounting to
upwards of 84,000,000.
A FAST YOUNO MAN. —The barkeeper ol
of the Howard Hotel, who has been living
like a prince for the last seven years, was
brought before Justice Walsh, at the lower
police court, New York, on Monday, on
charge of embezzling from time to time some
*20,000 from hi* employer. The accused
kept fast company and fait horses, all off
*25 per month and found. Mr. Lamb, the
proprietor, wondered much at this, but could
not bring himself to believe that bis bar-tender
was playing him falHe. At length, he em
ployed H person to remain one day in the
bar-room, and keep a record of the number
of glasses sold. The result was, that a dis
crepancy of *2O was discovered between the
nnmberof drinks sold and the receipts ac
counted for. Ex-police offieer Farley tva
then sent to watch Adams, and toon ascer
tained that he associated with sporting men
and fast women, and that be frequently spent
at housea of ill-resort more than his month's
W British iron is, for all ordinary prac
tical purposes, not exceeded by any that is
found elsewhere, in the variety of its adap
tation. Poroxido of iron—consisting of 56
parts by weight of iron, combined with 34
parts of oxygen—constitutes the mineral
called red hicmatite, of which great quanti
ties exist in parts of England. This ore is
used there principally for mixing with other
ores, but in Sweden and Russia iron is made
from it direct. In France, brown haematite
—a hydratod peroxide of iron, a mineral of
the same composition as the last described,
but containing water—is much used in the
manufacture of.iron. But the clay iron
stono which yields the enormous supply of
iron produced in Grhat Britain. This ore is
an impure carbonate of iron, containing
about 20 per cent., on an average, of pure
iron. Pure carbonate of iron consists of
28 parts by weight of iron, and 8 parts of
oxygen. Tho pure carbohate of iron is in
clay, iron ore mixed with clay, oxido of
manganese, lime and magnesia.
UT According lo the Miners' Gazetteer,
Ashland, irt Schuylkill county, has four mil
itary companies, two Brass Bands, eight
churches, and one beneficial society.
A Waterspout in Lower (aundu.
Mr. Pyoolx, ttrisk Priest MSt. Wizear, in
the couifly of Benin, writes lo ibe JouMfcl
d# Quebec ■ vet ■ lively sleteripiioa-of a wa
terspout, which Jurat near the village church
oa (he 18th of J|ly. He saya it ihade ita 4p
pewapce aboutiaif past tea o.'cloek in ihe
morning of tbatllay, at drat in the form of a
cloud of the blckest kind, which was five
degrees abooa (ha chnroh. This cloud ap
peared to and a half in as
tent, in'aye, and pressed ogainst
by other musses of grayish clouds, which
roiled in all directions about its flanks, with
a eiulster noise like Ihe distant murmrlr of
the sea in a tensest. Shortly the clond
seemed to be torn in two, and a largo column
was seen to descem from the opening lo the
earth like an avalmche precipitated from a
mountain lop. Dujended above and sucking
the cloud, the column, like an immense ser
pent, twisted itsolL about with frightful ra
pidity, and balancing itself m the water like
the tail of a papet,kite, rushed lo the earth
with a hissing noire resembling the escape
of steam. It plowpd up the ground, swept
away everything within reach, and planks,
poles, and ruins o( buildings mounted into
the air like the rubbish out of a volcano.
The.Jiouso of William Granier, at the dis
tance of a few actes from the church, was
twisted, broken; the chimney beaten down,
and the roof off Into tbe air. A barn
belonging lo fbajsame person, was beaten
down, and tbe figments scattered about.—
The roof was toig off the house of Joseph
Boulangce, situated in a hollow, and then
dashed to atoms. The bam and the stable
of Eleazer Boulangee were destroyed, and
one of the timbers was thrown thirty feet in
length, and carried across a ten sere field. A
horse belonging to Thomas Ouellet was
raised to the height of thirty feet from the
ground, and then, after the ascending force
had exhausted, fell covered with mud, leaving
a deep impression on the spot which he
stiuck. Three cows were similarly raised,
and were covered wiih mud when they fell.
Two carts were lified from in front of the de
molished house ol William Grenier, to a pro
digious height, and were carried furiously
over the neighboring fields mm ihe woods,
where Itiey weie smashed lo atoms.
MUM Uuqjjjrnt. Iftiodjed aiie- jil fencing
were torn up. together with i(|e pickets, rais
eil 10 ihe elou'da, a"d after some limescirtier
ed over the neighboring fields mid woods; a
good nnmher falling straight were buried so
deep in the ground that they could not be
pulled out by one map. Fields of grain were
destroyed as il a heavy harrow had passed
and repassed several times. Three sugar
bushes were beaten down, and the trees were
broken and interlaced like a field of grain,
which had been beaten down by hail. A
maple tree of considerable diameter vras
plucked up and carried a distance of 5 acres.
An enormous cherry tree was burled through
the air in the same manner.
The Priest adds that be witnessed these
ravages of the tempest with his own eyes,
and that the facts stated by him can be attested
by hundreds of other persons.
bed and hie brother at Ashland,
Schuylkill county, last week.
EF" In Minersville last week, a man nam
ed Martin LafTcrly was slabbed while silting
in his own house, by an unknown assassin.
W D. S. Miller, Esq., has peen elected
President of the Stroudsborg Bank, and Jss.
H. Stroud, Cashier. The Bank will open for
business on the I7th inst.
of counterfeit #5 bills on the York Bank,
Penns., are in circulation at Hartisburg, and
will doubtless soon find' their way op here.
They are said to be well executed, and lia
ble to deceive even experiticed judges of
Bank paper.
SOLD.—The establishment of the Pennsyl
vania Farm Journi.l has been sold to Orange
Judd, editor of the American Agriculturist,
published hi New York. Subscribers to the
Journal will be furnished with the Agricul
turist for the term for which tbey have paid.
A CANDID ADMISSION.—The Colombia South
Carolinian refuses to join in the assanlt upon
Gov. Walker, for bis Kansas policy. It can
didly admitlsthat the attempt to make Kan
sas a slave State is a failure, and for the rea
son that Providence has interposed an ob
jection. The South fighting lor Kansas, was
like fighting against the winds of heaven
and the power of the elements. Climate
seems to settle the question belter than the
A New COUNTERFEIT.—Spurious #2o'*, on
the Drovers' Bank of Waynesburgb, Pa.,
have made their appearsnc* here. The en
craving although executed with a considers
bl degree of skill; is <-oare; and by this,
an expert judge can easily detect them Irom
the genuine ne'e.
ENTwmneMimrSh.rßOT.—Tne Union Fur
nace at Connelleville, Fayette oounty, Pa.,
which was totally burned up on the 2d of
June, has been re-built and is now in full
blast. The timber used in the construction
of this building was standing to the forest six
weeks ago.
tho fifty-nine members of the Senate during
the last Congress, no less than five have al
ready passed away, viz : Messrs. Clayton, of
Delaware; Bell, of New Hampshire; Adams,
of Mississippi; Butler, of South Carolina, and
Busk of Texas.
EF A German Chemist is said to have
discovered a means of obtaining crystallized
sugar from birch wood. This is doubtless
a perfectly practicable result, chemically
considered, but, like too many of the "dis
coveries" of the day, of bat little if any
available good, practically considered.
CAt ISricWin, Chllfdhila, onormons
wagons, costing $9OO or $lOOO, are built to
run between that place and the mines, the
iron-work of which is of the best Norway
iron, and polished like the frame work of a
fire engine. A load "oT 12,000 pounds was
recently carried in one of them from Stock
ton to Mariposa; another of barley, weigh
ing 19,600, was brought into Stockton, and
a third, ot goods to the mines, weighing
18,160 pounds.
Wk*t Is Tatar, and What Not.
"What vulgar 1" said a boarding.
school miss, superciliously, the other day,-
as an honest farmer and bia daughters took
their seats jgetsr her In the dnaviag-room of a
watering plate hotel. Yeref tbe t(bo partis*,
•he was (oaJly the more vdfear, if lords are
to be nsed in their true aignifieation. For
the farmer, though plain itr bia attire and
speech, wae kindly-hearted, sensible, and a ,
good ciiiaen, while the fashionable mist was
pert, an idler, a posaip, extravagant and fool
ish. It was because the former, like tbe
great mass of Americans, labored for bis
livelihood, and bore about him, in face and
dress and manner, the nnmhtakable signs of
bis calling, that be was called vulgar. But
are things vulgar because they are common!
Then are light and air and water vulgar, the
trees and mountains, the everlasting ocean.
Or if a mtn is vulgar because he ie not a
drone, bnt performs well and sturdily his
task in life, then the wisest statesmen, and
greatest heroes, in common with the bom
blest peasant, bave been vulgar. It is a mis
nomer to call those who laber vulgar, be
cause of thai labor. It is more, it is an in
sult to honest tbil.
We are left in no difficulty, however, as
to the origin of the epithet. It had its birth
in a different state of society from our own.
It is a relic of a dominant caste. It waS a
terms of opprobrium, applied to tbe com
mon people, by a race bf insolent, supercili
ous and cruel conquerors. If we bad here,
as Saxon England had, a small body of
victorious soldiers, who had subjugated the
inhabitants of the soil, and had parcelled
out the lands between themselves, there
might, perhaps, be tome appropriateness in
the use of the word. The mass bf the peo
ple would then be vulgar, in the sense in
which the Saxon churl was vulgar in the
eyes of his Roman oppressor. What Gurtb
was to Ihe Templar, what Cade was to
Richard the Second, that the Operative or
day-laborer would be to the wealthy and
supercilious lord of the soil. Bui no such
relations exist between man and man in
our Northern Stales. Before the law all are
equal. Abstractly, too, he who work.',
whether with liand or brain, and so adds to
the wealth of the community, is more wor
thy than lie who does nothing for the gen
eral weal. If all were consumers, and none
produrers, society would perish, self-de
stroyed; and consequently the producer is
really superior to the mere consumer. If
either is to be called vulgar, in any appro
brious sense of that term, it should he the
We may seem to treat this matter too se
riously. We may appear to enlarge, over
much, on what is self-evident. But it-is one
thing to admit, intellectually, that a thing is
true, and quilo another to reduce that traism
to practice. In spite of its being in contra
diction to the whole spirit of our republican
institutions, the prejudice against labor, as
contrasted with a life of opulent idleness,
lingers yet even in the norihern sections of
these United States. It is a colonial habit,
Imported originally from England, from
which society has never entirely emancipa
tad ittfeir. men, who worrra no itniimw
repudiate in theory such a belief, practically
look down upon all who earn their subsist
ence by mechanical or manual arts. To be
a lawyer, doctor, preacher, office holder, or
merchant, is considered genteel, while to be
a farmer, an eperative, or a day-laborer, is
regarded as vulgar. The blunt yet sincere,
manners of the yeoman, by the same vici
ous rule, are called vulgar, while Ihe dis
simulation of those, who figure in fashion
able life is pronounced well-bred. Yet, be
fore the impartial tribunal of truth, that is
reaHy vulgar which is false and hollow. I*
is the frivolous, idle drones of society, not
the sturdy and honestly toiling mass, who
ought to be considered vulgar; and the soon
er the epithet ie thus applied, the more con
sistent will be its use, and the better and
purer will be the republic.— Ledger.
UF The " Combination Saw-Mill," is an
ingenious machine of its class, composed of
a single frame, the timbers of which are
about eighteen inches square, either of oak
or other hard wood, securely fastened to
gether by strong iron bolts. The framework
is described as soven foet long, seven feet
deep below the bed pieces, and five feet
wide. The main shaft is throe and one-half
inches in diameter, and the driving-pulley
twenty-two inches in diameter and nine inch
face. The pitman wheel is of solid iron,
and is threo feet in diameter; the pitman is
of iron, four feet long, and is connected with
tfio saw by an oscillating cross-head. This
arrangement of the slides and cross-head is
new, and onables the saw to play up and
down with the desired rapjdity, without gra
ting and heating. It also secures a uniform
bearing on all parte, without regard to the
position of the saw.
man who occupies a house which overlooks
the yard of lbs jail in which MeKim, ibe
murderer, is confined, recently received the
following singular application from a man
who wishes to engage two seats npon the
roof, thai be may take bis wife to see the ex
ecution. The letter appears in the Holli
daysburg Standard, and reads thns:
fraoketown jnlie the 29ih 1857
rispected sir
afior my risperts to you i wanle
to kno ef you ar goin to hire out the rule of
your'hous on the day that Mackim fa to be
hung, i hear yoe ar so i want to engage 8
notes beforebands for iqe and my wife as
she ease thai she never saw a man that was
hung and i wants her to be satisfied oncst.
pleas let me kno tf i can depend on the setes
and how muck they will be apiece,
rispectfully yourn till deth.
THI MISSOURI Ei.icrftiN.—The St. Louis
Leader of last Wednesday says then were
seventeen counties yst to be hoard from,
which gave Buchanan 2,815 majority, and
that if they give Stewart only 1,200 majori
ty, he is elected. The Leader does not yet
acknowledge the election of Rollins, but
says, "the Bentoniles have coalesced with
the Know-Nothings to defeat the National
Democratic party—lf wo beat them it is a
glorious victory, were it by a single vote."
What is Life without Enjoyment!
The beautiful semi-transparent envelope
in which Nature has enclosed lie wopderful
mecheeiam of the human podj, it parties
larly sensitive to the subtle influences which
for it* lack of, more apecifio term, we call
infection and contagion. Many eroptivedis
aaaea are communicable by the touch, and
salt rheum , one of the moat common cutane
oua maladies in thia country, ia generally
xoniaainrta Jt ia a painful and
disfiguringdiaorder, and ia its obronio form
is apt to become hereditary. Bat in whatever
shape it may appear, however exaggerated
the symptoms, aud whether contracted by
accident or derived lroman inherited taint in
the blood, it may Le extirpated by tbe appli
cation of that peerless external oorative, Hol
loway'a Ointment. Science had been grop
ing for ages after something that would re
store to the diseased akin, it* purity, fresh*
new, smoothness and inflexibility, when
Professor Holloway introduced ibis inestima
ble preparation, and in no superficial disorder
have its eflects been more salutary than in
Salt Rhenm. We have seen it applied after
the Lebanon waters, sulphoi baths, and every
prescription In the pharmtcoposa bad been
tried without the slightest benefit, and have
known a perfect cure accomplished through
its agency, in six weeks. Bometimes the
disease, after having passed through the ear
tier stages of hi watery eruption and a vis
clous suppuration, assume a scabious form,
and is not unlike certain species of leprosy.
In cases of this kind the itching it almost
maddening, aad it is generally increased by
warmth, the bed of the sufferer ia only a bed
of torment. Most physicians pronounce this
phase incurable. Holloway has no such
word in his vocabulary; and it is when the
scourge hat reached the extreme point of
virulence, that the ointment achieved its most
marvellous triumphs. A reaction at once
commenoes. The external vesself recover
their tone and vigor, the irritated nerves that
torment in the skin arc soothed, the pores
resume their heahhfnl functions, and the vir
us of the disease is expelled from the exte
rior circulation and exhaled from the system.
In fact it may be said of Holloway's ointment
as Portia said of Mercury,
"It droppeth like gentle dew from Heaven
upon the place Beneath,*'
eradicating by its balmy, yet searching influ
ence, every kind of exterior inflammation.
We have dwelt more particularly upon ita
operations in Salt Rheum, because the com
plaint is so general and we are cognizant of
the fact here stated. The ointment, and
evaporant ordinarily prescribed for it, are
at the best mere palliatives, and in many in
stances they throw back the external fire up
on the vital organization producing serious
affection of the lungs or brain. Holloway's
Ointment, on the other hand, extinguishes
instead of transfers. Like his equally cele
brated internal remedy, it has a reputation
founded on twenty years uninterrupted suc
cess.—Af. F. Sunday Mercury.
AN IMMENSE ORGAN.— -The great organ pla
ced in the Tower Hail at Liverpool, is oua of
sirts of four rows of keys, sixty-three notes;
and two oclavoes and a half of pedals, thirty
notes. There are 108 stops and 8,000 pipes,
varying in length from Ihiity-two feel to three
eights of an inch, ten octavoes apart. The
grand source of winu is from two immense
bellows, each having three feeders, placed
in the vault below the.floor.of the hall. These
are blown by a steam engine, consisting ol a
pair of oscillating cylinders. There are beside
twelve other bellows or reservoirs, each giv
ing its own appropriate pressure of air to
those stops or pipes whiob it supplies. The
pneumatic lever ia applied to eaob of ihe
manuals distiootly or separately to manual
oouplars. To Ihe. pedal organ there is a doub
le set of pneumatio levers; but tbe most elab
orate use of the power ia found in its applica
tion to the combination of stops—.it being
exhibited in a compound form to each organ
individually, to and tbe whole colleotively,
where by one operation the player is enabled
to produce a combination of stops upon tbe
entire instrument et once.
An Active "Business Plate." —At the city of
Keokuk, lowa, since the commencement of
the present season, 8,000,000 feet of lumber,
2,000,000 shingles, and 4,000,000 laths have
been used. The calculations are that the
cownmption will reach 25,000,000 feet of
lumber, 20,000,000 of shingles and 20,000,-
000 of laths. The business, so far (his sea
son, has doobled that of latl. Thirteen hun
dred carpenters and constant employment in
tbe carpeuter shops of tbe oily ; biick kilns
keep a hive of nine hundred men as busy as
bees, and there are 30 brick-kilns, which
have already manufactured apd sold 6,000.-
000 bricks. Tbe amount will reach 60,000,-
000 fot the season, all of wbich will be used.
several instances of this unusual phenome
na in our exchanges this season. At Spring
field, Mass., on the 11th, a startling clap
was heard, at a time when the sky waa clear
and there was no appearance of rain. A
house waa struck by lightning but nd person
injured. A ball of fire was seen to burst
over an elm. The forked flame played
among the branches, and girdled the tree in
a cork-screw fashion. The satne shock threw
two men off their feet, Wifhorn sorions injury
to their persans.
17 A farmer in Illinois who had a quan
tity of Chinese Sugar Cane in hit field last
year, was surprised this] summer, to see an
other crop growing although he had planted
none. It must have come from the seed
which fell from the stock last fall.
ET Fligbqtb f-prd'U, ■ young woman re
siding at Wataga, Knox County, Illinoi*, had
two pins in bar mouth, and suddenly sneez
ing, swallowed both; one wax extracted by
opening Ike windpipe, and tbe other entered
her lungs and caused her deeth.
Va., Gattette says the upper end of that
county, and the lovter end of Paga county,
were Waited by a destructive hail worm on
the 224 till. The lose is estimated at from
815,000 to 820,000.
quired by using llie "Balm of a Thousand
Flowers." What lady or gentleman would
remain under the rtfree of a disagreeable
breath, whon by n-inir 'he 'Jlutm of a Thou
sand Ptou>ers" as a d riirifice, would not only
render it sweet, but leave the teeth aa white
aa alabaster? Many persona do not know
their breath Is bad,'and the snhj-ot is so deli
cate their friends will never mention it. Be
ware of counterfeits. Be sure each bottle ia
signed FBTRIDGE & CO., N. Y.
For sale by all Druggists.
Feb. 18, 1807-flm.
THE REV. C. S. BUBNETI, while laboring as
a Missionary in Southern Asia, discovered a
simple and certain Cure lor Conrnmption,
Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughs, Colds, Nervous
Debility, and all imparities or the blood; also,
an easy and effectual mode of Inhaling the
remedy. Actuated by a desire to benefit bis
suffering fellows, be will cheerfully.eeod tbe
Recipe (free) to snoh as desire it, with full
and explicit directions for preparing and suc
cessfully nsing the Medicine.'
Address Rev. C. S. BURNETT,
831 Broadway, New York City.
In Bloomsbnrg, on last Thursday morning,
by Rev. D. J. Waller, Dr. JOHN S. REDFIELD,
of Janesville. I.nzerne Co., to Miaa MADIA H.
BARK LEY, of Bloomsbnrg.
In Benton, on the 6th inst., by F.ld. E. M.
Alden, Mr. ISAAC HAGEKBUCH, and Miss HAN
NAH KLINE, both of Light Street.
On the 11th inst., by Rev.Geo. Warren,
Mr. JACOB SHOEMAKER, of Madison township,
to Miss MART VANHORN, of Hemlock twp.,
Col. connty.
At Newberry, June 10th, by Rev. P. W.
Mel'tck, Mr. NICHOLAS FUNSTOH, and Miss
LIZZIE RAMSEY, both of Newberry, Lycoming
In Bloomsbnrg,on the 3d inst., JOHN LEWIS
son of Joseph L. and Anna M. Shannon, aged
18 months and 21 days.
In this town on last Monday morning, of
consumption, Miss REBECCA WASDIN of Phil
adelphia, aged about 24 years.
Adrainietralor's Notice.
NGTICF. is hereby given that letters of ad
ministration upon the estate ol John Welliver
late of Madison township, Colombia county,
deceased, have been granted to the under
signed residing also in the said township of
Madison. All persons indebted to tbe estate
are requested to make payment without de
lay, and those having accounts for settlement
to present them to
Jeraeytown, Aug. 14, 1857.
List of Letters*
O EMAI.NING in the Post Office at Bloonas
* •'burg, Pa., for the Quarter ending August
16th, 1857.
Brommer Adam Mcßride M
Bridge George Pheolin Michael
Heddow Wm Paitride John A
Bacon Septimus Smith John
Cornell Rebecca Souder Wm F
Davis Isaac Shaffer Frederick
Essex Balser Shultz E P
Freeland J C Tumblinson P B
Grammes Jonathan Wilson S L
Haher John Worthitiglon Wm
Klink A C Wax Caspsr
King George M 2 Wertman Henry
Long George J Richard Griffith 1 M
Lervis H Morgan Price > S".
Lumbar J Frank M.llsr Bernard ) V
Persons calling for the above letters will
please say (bey are advertised.
August 17, 1857.
AN Agency for the sale ol these Machines
i for this and the adjoining counties can be
secured on liberal terms by a personal appli
| cation to the subscribers, 6th and Arch Sts.,
Philadelphia. No one need apply without
capital sufficient to conduct the business
properly, and without references as to relia
bility and capacity.
We positively assert lhat these Machines,
for all purposes of
are in every respect superior to any Sewing
Machine tn market, (no matter at what
prices they are held at) and will wherever
offered for sale command a ready aud un
limited demand.
Philadelphia, Aug. 14, 1857.-I*.
Scott township, will be a candidate for
ASSEMBLY before the Democratic coun
ty convention this fall, and will abide by its
OF Bloom township, will be a candidate
for PROTHONOTARY before the Dam
ocratic county convention this fall.
OF Orange lownsbio, will be a candidate
for PROTHONOTARY before the Dem
ocrat ie county convention this fall and will
abide by its ueoision.
OF Bloom township, wjll be n candidate
fore the Democrat* county convention thia
OF Maino township, will be s can
didate for COUNTY TREASURER be
fore the Democrat* County Convention tbi*
OF Catawissa township, will be a candidate
for COUNTY TREASURER belore the
Democratic county convention this fall, and
will abide hy its decision.
OF Benton township, will be a candidate
for COUNTY TREASURER before the
Democratic county uonvantinn this fall.
OF Montour township, wHI ba a candidate
Ihe Democratic county convention this fsll.
OF Catawissa township, will be a candi
date for COUNTY TREASURER before
the Democratic County Convection Ibis fall,
and will abide by it* decision.
|~|F Madiaon township, will be a candidate
for County Commissioner before tbe
Democratic comity conventipn this fsll.
OF Pine township, will be a candidate for
Democratic County Convention this fall.
OF Madison lownship, wiil b a candidate
the Democratic County Convention this (all,
1 and will abide by its decision.