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CLEAIU'I): l l), r A.,
"Weliiealu,7, December 27, 18'4. ,
. C7"IIon. C. B. Girth and Dr. Jxo. McCcl
T.ocn, Members of Congress, have our thanks
for public documents.
. ... TO OUR -READERS.
Owing to the necessary absence of thecdi
tor, a quantity of job work, and the fact that
our hands -were compelled to work on Christ
mas, there will be no paper issued from this
ofSce next week. The loss will be our own.
We will be along again the next week, all
right, as usual. We must put our grouser
down occasionally, to take on provisions.
There's nothing like having plenty of r sour
Urout on board, even if it should belike Mo,tk
. er Moore's, seasoned with hen ahem !
333T FCECJZT THE EAIISOAD
The friends of the Railroad should not ne
glect to attend the Meeting at Tyrone, on the
11th of January. It will soon be herb, and
thos3 whe desire to go should make prepara
tions in time. Clearfield should be largely
represented. We are the most deeply inter
ested '.in. the-. enterprise, and if we expect to
gtt thereto assist us, we must set an cxani
ample, andAsIrow our confidence in the project.
Let ail thos3 who desire to advance the inter
ests cf Clearfield county, bo there.
VACANCY I THE SENATE.
- Levi Foulkrcud, Esq., Democratic Senator
from Philadelphia, died in Frankfort! oa Tkurs
dayjast. He had two years to serve. The
vacancy in the Senate occasioned by hii death,
which cannot by sny possibility be filled bo
. fore the. meeting of the Legislature, loaves
that body a tie, and will no doubt secure to
the opposition of the present Administration
til the offices to be bestowed for the session,
as there is but littb probability of Senator
Buckalew's return from South. America by
t ' A NEW MILL.
Wc learn that our friend Capt. Henry Gjiok,
has just completed a large new Grist Mill, in
Morri townsUp, on the Moshanncn. It is
with a trum'p all who hare examined it, as the
d n. but k'- convenient, sr.d best finished
mm i'ifwjJUu,u,j, ijjttr-air wurmance or wa
ter to run the whole year, and gearing' such
as was neyer 'vb3for-j seen in the interior of
Pennsylvania. It is nor in full and success
operation, and. surpasses the expectations of
the mechanics by whom it was constructed.
It was built tmdsr the directions of Mr. Jon.v
Told, an experienced Mill-wright.
THE CLOSING YEAR.
Before ibojirnzl again visits your abode, an
other act in Time's re.U drama will have closed
'another year will have been numbered with
'thoss beyond the Cool.. At such a season some
reflections, regrets, cr retnorss for the past;
some hones, fears, or resolutions for the fu
ture, cannot fail to force themselves on the
most trifling and worldly mind. A7c feci that
it is the end of an old, and the beginning of a
new eraj-nor can we avoid maif'esting some
'tmxiefy for the development of the scenes
wrapped up in the misty mantle of eighteen
nunare:! and nftv-l.ro.
We are at the close of a year fruitful in great
over.ts, cr.i one which will long stand pre-eminent
on the page of history for its disasters,
' both' on sea- and land. The war in the Old
World; the failure of crops, the durklinzoes
tilence, and the casualties bv fire and bv storm
In the New, have sealed its dark scroll in
fclood, and clothed the euardian snirH. to
whose keeping it has been committed, with
the dread panoply of the charnel.
, It is the part cf wisdom so to read the past,
aia ant:cipattt - the future, as to improve, the
present; a;:d tlois may we all enter upon the du
ties of the comiug year, remembering in our
dreams of happiness that peace and prosperity
are lasepcrabie from a good conscience. Then,
whatever may be its events, none will be so
gloomy ju to discourage, none so terrible asto
'-"aJY icr to tne pure and faithful, "all
-taings shall work together for gopd." -
'EznrriTics'cf'tho cleaefield acadeiy.
The Grst exhibitioa of the -Pupi Is of the
Gleariiel i Academy,.. under the charge of .Mr.
ad 31 rs Campbell, came off in the Townllall
-on -Friday eveu:g la3t.' The audience was
the largest,- perhaps,' ever assembled in the
building, and numbers were compelled to
leave, nnabls to procure admittance. The pu-
fila perforaied their respective parts in aroaa
jer, not only highly creditable to themselves,
but to their accomplished teachers, who have
liad them so short a tjme under their charged ;
;.' The exercises, without ' exception," were
inrell. selected, and admirably arranged,' evin
cing, oa. the part of all concerned, no small
degree of patience, perseverance, and determ
ined effort. The young ladies generally, ac
quitted themselves well, but had they spoken
la a little 'higher' tone of voice, they would
have deserved a 'higher' meed, of praise. We
"arfc glad to learn that the Institution is in a roost
prosperous condition,. atd promises to surpass
the expectations of its most sangujne friends.
The Principal and hia lady deserve great cred
it for what they, liave accomplished in the
fhort, ticio- they have been here; and we com-
bleed them to the patronage cf all enr citieens
vYtO hsv children fo edacAtf-,
TIIE "GRAND PRIZE CONCERT."
We have to make an apology to our readev'
for Laving permitted ourself to be so far hoo
winked as to notice favorablv the "Gran..
Prize Concert' that came off in the Town
Hall on Monday night. "- We can only say that
we were most grossly deceived, or instead of
recommending it, we would have warned our
patrons to beware of such a contemptible im
position. "We were told that it was designed
to raise money lor a sick friend, M hosc chil
dren were in want, and that the articles to be
distributed as prizes, would be purchased pro
miscuously from all our merchants and me
chanics, and thus prevent any individual from
deriving exclusive benefit from the transac
tion. In addition to this, a letter was written
to Curwensville appealing to the Whigs there
to purchase tickets, as the "object of charity,"
leas strong Pollock viau ..
Now, since they have thus dragged politics
into it, we have only to say,that it was a loco
foco concern throughout, and as dishoiierable
a scheme as ever a set of locofocos were en
gaged in. The "object of charity," if there
was one, was a certain locofoco druggist,
whose old cast away stock, consisting of un
saleable toys, and about a hundred weight of
rancid hog's lard, put up under the euphoni
ous names of "Ro3e hair oil," "Maccassar,"
"ox marrow," &c., was disposed of, at a hand
some profit. All their trash, (for it was
nothing else) except three or four articles,
came out of his establishment, and he alone,
excepting the managers, (brother locofocos)
derived any benefit from the concern.
We would not be understood as being so
bigoted as to be dissatisfied because a member
of another party derived advantag-j from any
transaction, be it what it might. We are not
in the habit of carrying 2olitics into the daily
avocations of life. But when the members of
an opposite party say, virtually "here, we are
democrat?, getting up an enterprise to keep a
tctiig from suffering, buy our tickets," and
then, contemptible as such conduct would be
at best, put" the proceeds in their own, and
their brother lr-cofoco?.s pockets, w deem it
but right and proper to-expo.-:e their duplicity
and outrageous conduct. We supposed that
the design of its originators was to do an act
of kindness, without regard to the politics of
the recipient of their favor. But we were
mistaken they had no such design. They
intended to make mew f'aad by deceiving the
public, they have succeeded.
Dut apart from all theae things, bad as they
are, the scene itself, 23. enacted on Monday
night, was a disgrace to a christian communi-
Ity. On a stage erected for the purpose, be
hind a screen of three cent calico, sat what
was called a band, but the noise they made
was a libel on the name' of music. On the
front part of the stage stood the lottery wheel,
and around it was assembled the gaping
crowd, consisting of professors of religion,
ladies (!) and others, eagerly watching their
iotcj tsrpt j ircrie wony tog,- or axotfle
of "ox marrow," and then run home, like a
child with a stick of sugar candy, gloating
over their prize. Our Court at the late term,
took especial pains to inquire into the where
abouts of gambling houses, yer the officers cf
the law could stand quietly by and counte
nance a swindling operation, ten fold wcrsa
than any gambling est'tbliyhnr in t!.c co-.n-
ls conclusion, we desire to say tint the terX
sen whose name was used as "the object -of
Chf.rity," was not only ignorant of the fact,
but did not desire assistance from any
quarter. A member of a beneficiary associa
tion, he could, at any time, apply to his broth
ers when in v.ini. and he would scorn' taking
a single cent procured by such means. When
he recovers, and learns th? manner in which
hi3 name has been used,' the managers of the
"Grand Prize Concert," had better '"make
themselves scarce," as he 'is not one of the
kind to suffer himself to be used in connection-
with any such disreputable swindling
PUBLIC ATT3"f OF COTJST PROCEEDINGS. ;
We understand some objections have been
made' to the publication of the cases tried in
our Quarter Sessions, and that some of the
parties have made threats to injure us, if we
published their names. We have done so, and
if they desire to carry their threats into execu
tion, wc have no objection. We are not to be
intimidated by 'theats' or 'blows, in the dis
charge of what we believe to be our duty as an
editor, and whenever such characters under
take it, they will be most likely to get the
worst of a bad bargain. ..
If men see proper to commit ofTenceSsgainst
the laws, and the peace of the commnnily.and
thus get into the Quarter Sessions, they must
sutler the penalty, and the whole penal!. It is
but just 'and right that the public should know
who commit crimes, that respectable and border-loving
citizens may be on their giiard,and
it is the duty of an editor to expose' all breach
es' .of the peace, and ; all offences' against the
taws, as well as the penalty which the Court
Visits upon the perpetrators. In addition to
this, it will have a tendency to prevent the nu
merous' violations of the laws, and thus not
only preserve the peace, and order of the com
munity, but by decreasing the busiues of the
criminal Courts, lesson the onerous taxes lev
ied upon our citizens to sustain them.
Repeal of the Caxal Board. One of the
first duties of the new Legislature will be the
repeal of the Canal Board, and the pi icing of
the works into -honest and competent hands,
until they shall be disposed of. . The people
demand this reform, as the late election shows.
Lft it not be neglected.
Lord Elgin left here for England, via New
York. I He delivered two farewell addresses,
and was escorted out of the city by a guard of
Sir E. Head, the; sew Governor-General,
held his first levee at the GoTTnment nonse
Sf The "War.
?The news, although devoid of anything ex
I citing from the seat of war, is of the utmost
importance, inasmuch as it is announced that
the most important ncgof iatians were in pro
gress, and Austria had signed a treaty of alli
ance with France and England.
There is no news whatever of importance
from the seat of war. Frequent sorties are
recorded, and the Russians were generally re
pulsed without much damage on either side.
The . allies 'were continually receiving rein
forcements, and were mainly engaged in
strengthening their positions. .. .. .. .- ,
The main interest of the news is centered in
the negotiations, which had become complica
ted, and of vast importance.
A treaty of alliance between Austria, France
and England, was sigucd at Vienna on the 2d
inst binding, it is supposed Austria to de
clare war against Russia within one month,
and England and France fo guarantee Austria
against invasion or insurrection. Austria
calls on the Germanic Satcs to support her
with federal troops ; but Ilussian influence is
at work in opposition to this. Commercial
letters assert that Austria entered into this
treaty unwillingly, but consented to it in pre
ference to breaking entirely with the West
ern Powers. . :
Nesselrode has published a letter defining
the four terms on whi;h Russia will acce pt
peace, namely : A joint protectorate of the
five Powers over the Christians in Turkey; a
like protectorate over the Principalities, sub
ject to existing Russian treaties ; the revision
of the treaty of 1841, to which Russia will as
sent if the Sultan will; and the free naviga
tion of the Danube. Prussia and all the Ger
man States were hastily putting all their ar
mies on a war footing. It is said that Omer
Pasha, with 40.000 troops, is about to embark
for the Crimea. Admiral Ilaraelin had re
signed the command of the French squadron
:.. il. Til . .1. i 1 1 , m '
in me iiaci. ,7ea, anu roiurneu to x ranee, ine
remainder of the French troops in Greece
have been ordered to the Crimea. A prepo
sition for the augmentation of the British ar
my to the extent of Co,0C0 men is to be sub
mitted to Parliament.
The Spanish Chambers have decided to sup
port the present dynasty. The ministry re
signed upon some trifling unancial defeat, but
consented to resume oflice. The latest intel
ligence however, is to the etiect that the crisis
continued, and that Etpartcro had advised the
Queen to send for Madoz and Oleazo to form a
cabinet. . '. ,
A fire broke out at No. 1:2 Sclool street,
known as the Newspaper Exchange, and oc
cupied by George J. Bemis, Moore, Riddle &
Co., J-fem Wilson & Ron, and other printers.
The newspaper offices burned out or damaged.
2r (sTlw Xew F.nglufKl Jr'arroer,-" -"THo Mas
sachusetts Ploughman," "Christian Register,"
"True Flag," "Puritan and Recorder," and
"Youths' Companion." The fire was confined
to the upper portion of the building, the stores
underneath escaping damage except from wa
ter. The loss amount? to about 10,000.
PROCEEDINGS OF CO CRT.
Cov.rt was called on Monday afternoon.
Judges STt vw and IIovt on th Bench. . The
?)ops;ablos made their returns, and in conso
pincneo of the comcndable strictness with
Miiic.i men- iiunws inierrogaiea mem, a num
ber of Tippling and disorderly houses were
discovered, and the guilty parties indicted.
The determination of the Court to preserve the
morals of the community, and to use all their
authority in suppressing gambling and tippling
houses,' will meet with hearty approbation
from all order loving and good citizens.
After the Grand Jury was cmpanel 'd, and
some other preliminary business attended to,
Court adjourned until Tuesday morning, when
Judge BraxsiuE took his seat, proceeded to
business. In the Quarter Sessions the' follow
ing cases were disposed of :
Commonwealth vs. William and Margaret!
P!;anix, Surety" of the Peace. Geo. Gill,
prosecutor, sentenced to pay the costs.
Comih. vs. Joseph Pearce. "Verdict "guilty."
Sentenced to pay a fine of one dollar, &c.
Comth- vs. Isaac Bloom Assault and Battery.
Deft, plead guilty, and in mittigation of sen
tence, showed the assault to have been com
mitted in self defence. Sentenced to pay a
fine Of five dollars and costs. Any man in his
position, would have done likewise, if he pos
sessed the courage of a louse.
'Ccmih. vs. Wm. .Iddleman. Assault and
Battery. Deft: sentenced on hearing to pay a
fine of five dollars, and costs.
Comih. 'vs.' Wm. IF. Wilson. Verdict guil
..:v r :. v. .. ir. - i ji ,
ty' Sentenced to pay fine of S20 and costs.
Comth. vs. Henry Waplc. Deft, pleads guil
ty.' Sentenced to pay $20 and costs.
Comth. vsi Robert Pennington el al. Indict.
'Riot.' Verdict 'guilty.' Sentenced to pay
costsj and be confined in jail, each, two days.
Robert, Jr., sentenced for thirty days.
Comth. vs. Jacob -'Youngi Indict. Perjury
Deft, acquitted, and Isaac Simpson, pros, or
dered to pay the costs. ; ' ' ":
In the Common Picas: two' cases were dis
posed of, as follows : ' ' ':
'Jane Hunter vs. Joseph Hunteri Libel for
Divorce. Verdict for Plff. Set "aside by the
Court. New Trial.
G. W. Schoff vs. Robert Lytle. Verdict for
' The remainder of the civil list was continu
ed by the court, until February terra, and on
Thursday morning, adjourned. ' We believe,1
that sickness in his family, was the cause of
Judge Burtiside thus putting an end to our
coirrt in two days. It produced no little dis
satisfaction among parties and their witnesses,
who were in attendance, prepared to go to
trial. It was certainly a serious inconveni
ence to ail too parties concerned, but if any
of the Judge's family were dangerously ill, it
should be an ample excuse. Whether this
wm no or not, we ncable to my.
Quit jingling the sleigh bells.
.-To one and all a happy Xew Year!
A swindle the ' Grand Trito Concert." ' ' .
"Do Nothings" the members of Congress.
Going the sleighing, and our pilo of paper.
Owned the Sunbury and Eric Kail lload to
Tight the money market, and some of the
b'hoys on Christmas. .
Ahi'iys an han.l fresh Oysters at Charley
GreafFe. Call and try them. . ' '-
Appointed M. W. Izzard, Governor of Nebras
ka, by President Tierce
Sour Irotit the connecting link between dam
aged cabbnge aud pickled manure.
Connct-'d Vi'. II. Martin, clerk in tbo Balti
more Tost Office, of robbing the Mai!..
The inauguration on Tuesday the lGth of Jan
uary. How many arc going from Clearfield?
Bring it on that gobler for New Year. Should
we get more than one, we can eat them they wont
Disgraceful the conduct of some personsat the
Exhibition on Friday evening. They manifested
little cither of sense or propriety.
Ptjht. An effort is being made to procure mon
ey to purchase instruments, and organize a Citizens'
Band. 'Ve Lope it will be successful.
A It out. xomtwlte-re. Mr. Throckmorton denies,
most distinctly, ever having mado an affidavit that
bis wife wa3 not assaulted by iJr. lieale.
fnrpressiou pa-pcr for sale by Thos. Itobbins. at
tho store of M. A. Frank, in Graham's Row.. Aldo
a lnrge stock of valuable books. Call and see.
JT'im'niggit l ourself, and a goo 1 miny others
on Monday night. The next 'lottery'' that getfra
notice in our p;iper, will have to bo wide aivakc.
Spier our I'cvil's New Year's Address over
the 'left you know, liut still, don't forget to buy it,
when he calls on you on Monday morning.
Almost a fire. The Court House caught fire, Inst
week, in tho Grand Jury room; but the liamef were
speedily extinguished, without doing any materi
Have a clear conscience those friends who call
ed in during Court and paid their subscription.
V.'e are sorry there were not more to follow their
Convicted Arrison, of '-iuferual nj.icbiBc' no
toriety, at Cineinnatti. The jury was out three
hours, when they returned a verdict of murder
In the first degree.
Grand shooting-match at Pol Bander's, or. Mon
day next, ("New Year's Day.) Sol is a clever fel
low. ud is making cstecsivo preparaiio53
Don't fail to attend.
Conjirmed the appointment of Col. Stuptoe, ns
Governor cf Utah, by the Senate. brigham
Young i4wont give up the ship,1' and 'we may
aaticipata some fun.
Bid practice souo people have of carrying off
cur exchanges. Wc would thank tbc-m not to han
dle t'..cm at all, and then when we want them,
we'll know where to Cud them.
Faciuatiiig to fee a young lady walk as though
a Oca was biting her on'each Lip. She is ju.-t the
match for the dandy who steps like au open witg
td turkey traveling over a bed of hot ashes.
On our t i'dr. "Household Words
' for Jr.nu.iry,
one the very best numbers yet i.iued. 53 per
year, or 3 ') for it and the Journal. Pub'.ibhcd
by J. A. Pis. So. 10. l'aik Place, New York.
Soon Le here New Year's Day.
"Wba would be a turkey ben,
Fed and fattened in a pen,
Tc be cat by hungry mea !"
A good example that fet by tha chri'M.Trs.
Church tldcrs. ny.tl others.-woo c;i.?iatt"l so larre
ly in the lvlirrT on .Mcrday nis;lit.
r tneir fa-
viour's birth !
A.'t areomod-itingagcnf Jarccs II. Gailcr. ?!;;cc
Agent on the line from Tyrone to L'rookviiie. lie's
a clave r fellow, a::d deserves a puff for get'.ini;
tfiint package the other liight. If you want ;i fd.
vor, call oa Jim.
Tiiicreuing. Tfc--r":; n lor st.ir. ling over the
way dressed in u?y).J t-iticrs .VI tut a pair of
new bootj. c': whijfs !;- '.ri; i.:; th-j u:u J with
bis coat sleeve ! - ilow cf:.n $.- v. c s.-.a tho same
principle iii a liiou.ttU v.bs-r forms?
In toi-n Co!. A!?.r:s-.!or. tf tl-3 -Clarion Pem
ocrnt,' la.-t week, l.-.-.sklni? 'Lough, tho 'hinsey
moon' was i;ot yet "vtr. M.y it Isxi forever. Col .
and may you soon be surrounded by a happy, in
telligent, and numerous ofiVpj'ng!
To le rrpei'.fd. There is s,mc ta'k of having the
Exhibition of the pupils of tho Academy repeated,
as a large r.u.jibir of per.-"iLs were unable to hear
the exercises. V livjus it wi'J 'undone, aud that
au admittance fee will be chrgf-d. and applied to
s nie benevolent objeet.
Slvd. ing au all.'inj t some ptrsaiu in town to ,ret
up, ft reading room, rtiiJ.ii Conine of lecture?. We
should like to sco it su-;-e'--ri;l. It would be far
better for some of those who arc in the habit of
leafing about our oifice. to spend ihcir timo at such
a place, both for them and for us.
Vire. The barn of Xrr. J&tncs Gunsaulus. in
Jvartbrsus towiiFhip. v;as uestroyel by fire, on
Thursday :d,'ht. tho 1 ltliir.fi. A. largo quantity
of hay. grain, r.ud a imniVir of slic-p were entire
ly destroyed. Lops .about Ij;J0. Thought to
bo the work of an incendiary. "
Deserve Wi7-Mr. E. S. Duudcy. and Geo. AV.
Itheem,for tbc-ir cxceilent musia at tbo Exhibition
on Friday evening List. If the '-band" had play
ed there might have been a good deal of noise, but
the only tune they can approach, is tuo oco
'-the old cow died on."
Is now iii Washington Edmund Lafayette, the
grandson of Gen. Lafayette, and tho only lincaldc
sendant of tbo illustriousdoceaesed. t'n Wednes
day ho visited the two houses of Congrcsss.ar.d was
introducedto members and others.' After making
the tour of the South, ho will return to France.
Our compliments to the friends who invited us
to dinner on Christmas. As we-couM not visit all.
wo compromised the matter by remaining at home,
And regaling on a haunch ot venison, than which
' finer or fitter.
Xever rp.gn'd in a forrest or smok'd on p'attcr.'
Religions! revival. Wc learn that the PrCsbvte-
liau Congregation at Fruit Hill, under the pasto- !
ral charge ot tne ivev. .). J. Hamilton. Iia3 lately
received an addition of t wohty-five or thirty mem
bers. They had tuito an interesting meeting, and
a large number ot persons were converted.-
. Important announcement. Ourdevila beg leave,
respectfully, to inform our patrons in Clearfield
and Curwensville. that they will give them a call
on Aew i ear s morning, when they hopo to.fin I
them with their ' packets full of rocks," ready to
buy their '-Carrier's Address."
Christmas. The day passed off merrily, and all
the young folks were in their element. " The Old
Fogies stayed at home and rocked the eradlc. whiio
Yonng America, tookasleigh ride. The children,
laden with candies and toys, were in their glo
ry, aad'every body seemed careless and happy.
What a pity Christmas don't last all the year!"
Paid mj a visit Col. Brady of the Jfff'rsonion,
last week. , Says he has suspended operations un
til ho can procure paper. - Thinks he has some
froze up somewhere in a koel-boat-don t know
where the d 1 it is. . AVe hope the Col. will soon
find it, and that the 'Meffersonian" will resume
its visits to our sanctum. J - ..
The- last notice AVe have given scvercl not ve
ry delicate hints to thoso who are in the habit of
loafing about tbo printing offico, that their room
wculd be more desirable than their company, but
they seem to bo without effect. We now say to all
who make a practice of running here, be they whom
they may, unless on business, that we cannot, and
will not put op with it any longer. If they havo
not good sense enough to stay . away, when they
know they arc not wanted, they will havo to take
the consequences, which they will be vcryttkely
to find far from agreeable. s AVe wish it to be dis
tinctly understood, that wo make no e.rc'pfons
whatever. AVe want wo ojp. cither man or boy,
friend or foe. to'sit or stand about the office, and
disturb th expositors. Thoso who havo business
c-an oomo and travsact it, and then go away. Wo
have put up with this oontemptiblo loaferism m
m - iiitod to, and it mcit new of.
Short our Court.
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; -StlfTintlie jints skeetersandbed-bjrjs.
AYidbws, like wedding cake, are well
frosted just now. s. .; . :'' '
The judge who suspended hisopinion,-"'
is in favor of capital punishment.
Bonnets are no longcrjwom on the head,
but attached to the back hair with long pins!
It is not the false teeth which should
be objected to, but the false tongue behind
There are 185 Sunday Schools in New
York under the supervision of the American
Sunday School Union.
' A Lead Mine lias been opened in the
heart of the city of Galena, just beneath the
new Baptist church, into the hill close by.
We are now in the midst of the winter
solstice, and in a few weeks more we may
look for a slight elongation of the days.
Five years in the life" of every sober
and industrious man, who reaches the age of
forty five, go to support drunkards, and the
criminals that diunkeness makes.
Twenty thousand tons of lead are pro
duced annually in the United States. About
the same amount is imported from foreign
countries, chiefly England and Spain.
AAr alter Scott's son-in-law, Lockhart,
recently deceased, leaves no children, and the
family of the great novelist, in direct descent,
Diogenes informs the British public
.. . ., .
that railway companies are like laundresses.
because "they have ironed all England, end
sometimes do a little mangling." .
' ' , . v,...
iHl 4.Cii.u:&.w v.-u .u iwrilW.-
of a boy who caught a hungry dog a;:d t ied
him by the tail, then coosed hir.i out of bis
l-5n svUU n Ti nf lit-.v -
A man has been .irrested in New York
on the charge of selling severed mail bags,
knowing them to be the property of the Uni
In five years the number of believers in
spiritual rappings has increased in this coun
try to over two hundred thousand, and they
now support eleven r.cwsTopers.
Joseph Ritner, a grandson of ex-Governor
Ritner, was recently crushed to death
by the accidental falling of a load of boards
from a cart, near Crescent City, California.
A paper manufacturer in Manchester.
X. has lately purchased eighty tons of
the back numbers of" G.loasoa's Pictorial, as
waste paper. .
The jail in Windham county, Conneti-
cut, is to be let for a boarding-house. The
operation of the new anti liquor law, it is said,
has brought about this result.
'Now, then, Thomas, what arc you burn
ing off my writing table V said an author, to
bis ocrvcRt. "Only the paper that's written
all over; I haven't touched the clean," was
Many of the new houses in New York
are so high and narrow "four houses on three
lots" that an arrangement similar to dumb
waiters has been introduced, for hoisting peo
ple to the upper stories!
Daidy, said a young hopefui, iefs go J
up to th( ninepinaily and roll.' F.oll ! boy.
what do you know about rolling.' 'Mi know j
about it. Whv I can roll vour darned old eves
out in loss than ten minutes.'
The Panama Railroad will probably be
completed from the Atlantic fo the Pacific
the present momn, wnen irac.ers win oni
require six hours for transfer from steamer to
Friendship has a noble effect upon all
states and conditions. It relieves our cares,
raises our hones, and abates our tears. A
friend who relates his success, talks himself
into a new pleasure: and by opening his mis
fortunes leaves part of them behind him.
that clean butter ?' asked a grocer
of a boy who had brought a quantity to mar
ket. "I should think it ought to be," replied
the boy, - "for marm and sal were more than
two hours picking the hairs and motes out of it
last night." "
The man who can preserve his equa
nimity In a neighborhood where there are
"young beginners" on the drum, claronet,
trombone, violin and asthmatic fifes, will do
to teach a "Young Ladies" School," read
newspaper correspondence, or listen to the
"talk" of old calico. Move into that region
and "experience" a few.
' Every tradesman who has daughters
growing up, should let them acquire a knowl
edge of book-keeping, since, in the changes
of fortune, they may have to get their own
bread. Many a young lady who is a proficient
on the piano, can scarcely earn her boardj
such are the multitudes of music teachers;
but to an accountant, situations are always
open." "' . .'
There is a petition before , the Legisla
ture, of Canada asking for the charter of a
Northern Pacific Railroad Company. The
plan is to start the road at Montreal, and pro
cseded by way of Bytown and the vally of the
Ottowa to the western boundary of Canada,
thence along the rout, surveyed by Gov. Ste
vens, of A7ashington Territory. .
The Putnam (Ind) Banner wants to
know what there is in a name, when George
Washington Fleetwood Thos. Jefll-rson Fleet,
wood, Andrew Jackson Fleetwood, and Xa
poleon Bonaparte Fleetwood, were all whipped
in Monroe county, ashorttime since, for bouse
burning, counterfeiting,- sheep stealing, etc. j
. "Perseverance," said a lady, very earnT
cstly, to a servant, "is the only way to accom
plish great things," One day eight dumplings
were sent down stairs, and they all disappeared.
'Sally, where are all those dnmplings?" "I
manage to get through them ma'am." "Why
how on earth did you contrive to eat " so many
dumpliugnt" "By pcreeveraaoe, ma'am," said J
-'-; COST OF CAliroSIA GOLD.
For the inforamtion of those person j;0
believe that the United States thns far have
been benefitted by the discovery of gld ja
CaUfomia, we propose to submit a few remarks
Alter the close of the Mexican wcr and the
cession by treaty to us of Upper California
the world was astonished by thu announce
nient; towards the close cf 1BI8 or the begin
ning of 1S49, that immense deposites of gold
had been discovered in that country. As soon
as the truth of this report was ettabSishcd,
vast numbers of persons, young and old, flock
ed to that country. There was a perfect
stampede of people from every State in the
union, l ropcrty was sacrificed to raisj icon
ey with winch to reach this Eldorado, vber
fortunes for all wore supposed to be awaitin
use mere etlort to gather them. The first in
jurious eCect on the country was the sudden
withdrawal of so much labor from the chan
nels of production ; it was mainly, to?, tbat
description most needed "here that is, agri
We arc not in possession cf the statistics
requisite to determine with exactness the num
ber cf persons who have been taken lrom tho
old Statc-s and have gone to California.' Th-
population of that State now exceeds two
hundred thousand. But as there is a constant
stream of people always in ira?:suu, either go
ing to or leaving that country, the number of
people withdrawn from the "business of pro
ductive labor largely exceeds the population
of that State. It is net our purr ose to over
estimate the amount of labor that has beon
withdriwn from the old States, but wc fVc!
satisfied that it will be under rather than over
the mark to say that from 1819 to 1851, each
year inclusive, there has been an averaga of
loUjUUU persons who have been during t'n,t
Ijerso.:!, cr one year tor i.vj,yuo person
vr,.. .,..t- .' 1 ,
j this labor at $25 perunonth each, or $200 per
Jear-- r '-:1V- (u,t;w,ULiU) two hundred and
I s -'verty railiions of dollars as the value of the
. Ul.or t;,korj frfm (he easter si.3.. of th2 Rock
Mountains and placed on its western side. In
j addition to this, it cost on an average $290
'- "a l':c vipenscs oi me res; v:u irom
j one c-'tintry to the other. This makes f$180,-
t'U-.MfW one hundron and eighty millions of
dollars as the cost of removal. The sums to
gether make the sura total of ($i50,0X,000)
four hundred and fifty millions cf dollars
drained from the eastern side of the United
States. To ascertain the amount of the goli
obtained from that country w propose to take
the gold coinage of the mint. This coinage
As these figures make the sum ''.il of ell
the gold coined at the Mint, e;d a portion of
it is known to have been obtained .Vora othvr
sources tlian California, the crelit will rather
be in excess than too small ; but still we pr
pose to add to this amount twenty million
more, as an allowance for unir.inted gold sold
to workers in jewelry and plate, and which h is
been consumed in the arts. The ttatemect
will then stand thus :
To labor and outfits, $430,Q0C,CC
Credit by product cf gold coin
and natur?, 25 21 j 223
Dr. br.lar.ee, I.?0.C50,c77
This shows that there is a b-.lr.rre :ti i:-s i:j
lost labor and cariMl of over una hundred -iii
eighty millions of dollar?.
So faras California is concerned, it i pro
bable that this deficiency is replaced tl ere ly
the value of property, r?rd and personal, which
h produceJ thcre.
The injurious effect rf ti i vi emigration
has ben felt in the undue stimulus it Ins giv?n
1 . 1 . 1 r;cos ci p.c:a:cc, inaurea i,y .uiato-
ished production and interest ;d d-rnand.
Another bad cfTect of this gM crop ha
been tho influence it has rex;rt.d i;i stinm bi
ting excejive importations of foreign goods.
In the last six years the imports will excetd
, lhe csports s303.OOO.OCO. Ccrcmencin-r in
1849 with an import trade of 7,Cp0,0f 0 cf
1 nominal balance against this country, it r?p-
idly increased, until, in each of the nasttwo
j, Vears, it has exceeded $60,X'(h(-C0. I.'onitTilU
Arrival or Twiztvi: Coxvicts asd Oxs
IIc.vdhed asd Fifty Pacpeks j-kom J'elgilm
Jlrrcsl ttf the Pormrr and Lheir Dt'e-nlion at
! the Tombs. Yesterday, afternoon, Sergeant
;'. ,t: . . ., ; r..' 1 ' . r- ,
was coming up the bay. loadjd
with 100 paupers and 12 convicts, which had
b;;en sent here by tho Belgian Government,
being shipped at Antwerp for ti e port of New
York, lie immediately,- vvjth great alacrity,
despatched bis squad of men on board the ves
sel, iKjforc she bad leached the wharf, and bad
the twelve convicts anvsi-cd. Tfccy were ta
ken before Jndge Beebe, who was sitting in
his chambers, who ordered them to be locked
up in the Tombs until some provision is mada
for their conveyance back to Belgium. These
convicts pave their names as Jacques Gillis, J.
Babbite Mace, Jos. Werr, Guilliame Bolongcr,
1-Joseph Poisons, Felix Buger, John AVager-
man, John De Hague, Charles Van Huck,
Lambert Joureenier, F. W. Schmidt and Pier
re Mack. For some time past, many Euro
pean governments have been in the habit cf
sending their convicts to this country": as n
matter of economy and safety to themselves.
It has been found very convenient on the oth
er side of' the Atlantic' to make a penal set
tlement of the United States, and, according
ly v large numbers of their convicted thieves,
forgers, and other villains of the worst descrip
tion, arc continually arriving in this city, from
the -principal seaport towns in the north of
Europe. This great evil should -be m some
way" alleviated, if not abolished, for the, great
increase of crime in the metroro'.is is. really
beginning to become alarming.. We hope
that the strictest measures will be used to
avoid a repetition -of such another embarka
tion as that of yesterday ; and we also hope
that the authorities will lose nq lime in send
ing back those couvicts that they have at pre
sent under safe lock and key in'jhe city pris
on. JVV Y. list aid, Dec. 2. r - , ' '
The Russian spies at Sebastopol seem to f
be. much too sharp lor John Bull- A British
sentinal at Balkalava, being astonished to per-
ceive a horse with a s.ick of corn' on his back, t
delibertly walking past him in the moon-light,
attempted to seize him, when the sack of corn
speedily became metamorphosed into a Cos
sack trooper, who put spurs to his steed, and
vanished before the sentinal recovered bis
speech." - At another part of Balaklava, cn tho
3d, a Russian spy, attired as a French officer,
boldly entered the British lines, sauntered
about, chatted with the officers, learned from
them where their position was weakest, and
actually got ofFsafe, when "bo-saw that ore of
the Englishmen had zrowa" suspicions, and bad
sent off to the general to ny that ho sufpodoA
ttre wm KaMfnn ep asnr3f tflftCT.
time either in California or on their wav goinj
or returning. The time is six vcars for 150 -