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TIE EAFTSMAS'S JOMIM
, Wednesday,' January 10, 1853.
.ans-S or:? J HOME! AGAIN. -o.
Afief an .absence , of some . days, - we again
flnd:e;urself at Uivpost, hard-. at -work, the
fKalt: J a nill career,-a sufficient supply of
provisions on board, and a large stock . of
tonr krov t for those who desire it. .
. . '' XEWPAI'Elt.
' We have been presented with a prospectus
for a paper to be called the "American Watch-maji"--and
to be printed at Lock Haven, Fa.,
in the stead of the 'Clinton Tribune.' It is to
advocate American principles, and we have no
doubt will meet with abundant success. We
hope it may be well sustained.
... '. TO OUR PATROLS.'
- The undersigned beg leave to return their
sincere thanks to the patrons of the Journal
and others, in Clearfield and Curwensville,
who gave, them , so welcome a reception on
their New Year's visit. Having cleared some
thirty dollars, with- our Address we feel pe
culiarly rich and happy. May those who pa
tronised us, feel equally good ; throughout the
whole of 18"o. Bill & IIen. Devils.
' T CONGRESS.
A memorial has been presented to Congress
from the citizens of Massachusetts, setting
forth the 'evils resulting from emigrants, and
particularly from Roman Catholics, and ask
ing Congress for a head tax of not less than
5250 on each foreigner arriving in this coun
try. Referred to the Comniitte on the Judi
The bill containing the California Land
Commission passed both houses without 'de
bate.' The Bounty Land Bill is under discus
sion in the Senate. '" ! '
- TELEGRAPH TO THE PACIFIC. .;
. The Committee on Territories, in the House
of Representatives, have reported a bill grant
ing two millions of acres. of the public lands
to aid in the construction of a Subterranean
Telegragh, from the Mississippi River to the
Pacific Ocean. -It is said to be the impression
at Washington that this bill will pass, and that
in less than two years the line will be comple
ted. The project is represented to be entirely
practicable, and capable of early completion,
if it can have the encouragement of the Gov
ernment. - .
. is THEXEW YEAR.
i "Good wishes keep long," said the Arabian
sage, and although more than a . week of the
New Tear has already elapsed, we are loath
to enter upon its duties without proffering our
'good wishes' to our readers. ' May it bring
with it new hopes ' and new resolutions, and
may the dark pictures-on the cosnioraraa of
the past, which it spreads before us, teach us
to beware of the d:xngrs follies, and tempti
tions of the future.
It is well to turn to ; these .by-gone scenes
which, though they make us sad, will also fit
and prepare us to bullet successfully with the
storms and struggles of life. In them we read
1 lessons of sympathy,- frugality,- and charity,
which will provoke ?new, .views- of duty, 'and
prepare us for a higher destiny. In the Euro
pean war, aimless as it may seem, c we; behold
developed 'some of the darkest and some of
the noblest phases of human nature i while we
are ever reminded that' the God of Battles can
direct and overrule all for good. f In the corn
mercial.cr.isis, which has not yet entirely pas
ied ever us, we-read lessons of frugality and
caution, which-. mayi induce "us to adopt the
txue 'course to attain wealth, and prosperity. :
Looking thus'upon the past, may we so read
its pages, as to "be fitted for our high destjny,
and for; the enjoyment of all the blessings con
cealed by the bright veil of the New Year i.
- jBIGLER'S LAST MESSAGE. .
, The Governor's Message comes to us in tie
shape of a long, windy, high-sounding, fourth
of:July sort of document, intended, doubtless,
to fix the literary fame of its author,if not to
add tot his reputation as an executive officer
JI& stilt argues against the sale of the Public
Works, opposes -the repeal of the tonnage tax
levied on. the Pennsylvania .Railroad Company,
j-fcilks. about the cancellation of the relief is
sues descants on . the "Hard Times," rc
commendsarevision of our present license law,
.-r-indulges in somehifalutin',' about our Coin
roon Schoolsj-r-the - Declaration of Independ
anceythe prosperity and resources of Penn-sylyanjAj-ives
the KnowNo.$ings'.a lick
.or soaad wipds-np wltlTa briIliant.peroration
.oa wirfeUiiioDj, thi .keeping, jpjf jwhich he
jSeema to thfaik, b.ad beep .eommittedtohis es
elusive care anconjtrol,:;
jf It i a ong document, if jjot JBtrong one,
ounds-; mpro: like aumrspeech,. or
Fourth of Julyoraijonihn -an executive
State .paper. 1 What a ; pity that ha forgot in
.the; -midst. Of. Jus; eloquent I production, .the
JreucU and peculations in the': Land Office 2.-
It striki.P8-irJierhd ..aid Isdinelhing.abnnl
. his friend -and r"ght'ha-reanJ-f-Porter Braw
" ley's' neglect bf his-dnties and-the outrageous
Jhinds that aTe beeerpetTited inca!s De
paVhrientand less about the Cerfaratfon'of fn
ependactie, wdhe ogtaphlcarcfiarilt
tlcs of PennlriniaVanti the tfnion; he i 'would
tn to fourth of July speech3
TIIE LOCOFOCO STATE COMMITTEE.
- Another manifesto has been issued by the
Locofoco State Central Committee, under the
command of the renowned J. Ellis Bonham.
The Berks County Press says that the sober
staidveitizen fs'at a Uoss to know which is
"the most predominent fcatureiin itWwhetlier
it be its motives, its unblushing impudence,
its gross inconsistencies, its assuroptions,'it
arrogance, its deceptions, braggadocios, its
prophecies, rttempts at figures of speech, or
It is certainly a brilliant document, and is
not surpassed by any -of the windy produc
tions of its notorious author during the late
campaign. After lamenting Bigler's defeat,1
h?- vmdertake to set themselves up as the pe
culiar tribunal before which Gov.; Tollock is
to be summoned to answer, in advance, for the
acta of his Administration. ri; "A "few: disap
pointed aspirants for office, maddened rinto
frenzy by their defeat, they constitute theni
seles a sort of Committee of Safty, and dare
to dictate to the Governor elect, what course
of policy he shall pursue. Mlf anything had
been wanting to make the names of J. Ellis
Bonham, and E.-B. Chase, "a' hissing ami a
by -word," this outrage has effectually secured
to them that unenviable distinction.
" .They undertake to say that the large ma
jority of citizens of Pennsylvanin who voted
against Bigler, are foes to liberty, and to the
Coustitution ! that they are opposed to equal
rights, and liberty of conscience! Truly have
they "become crazed by their lofty imaginings
and unwarrantable assumptions." Weak as
we knew them to be, we never before thought
they were so silly as to suppose they could
set themselves up as the exclusive guardians
of the people of Pennsylvania, who would
quietly listen to, and comply with their dicta
tion. : .
. . They talk of subjects, says the Press, which
they do not understand. They substitute de
clamation for argument ; braggadocio ! for
sense ; prophecy for facts, and threats for
fears. And these are their dvinc confessions.
Poor fellows ! They do die hard, so. they do!,
and their epitaph is thus written : "Died of a
fever canght by staying out too late at night
trying in vain to head off Sam !"
TIIE SALE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS.
We hope one of the first measures of the
present session of the Legislature will be the
Sale of the Public Works. That it is de
manded by the pesple is sufficiently evidcut
from the result of the recent election, as Gov.
Pollock boldly, and at all times, proclaimed
himself in favor of the measure.
;N6 man who is acquainted with the history
of their management,for a moment doubts that
they have always been a tax upon the State,
as well as a nursery of the very worst species
of political corruption that instead of yield
ing a revenne, they have been an expense and
a curse. ;It is time that the evil should. be"
remedied, and the only method, is by placing
them out of the reach of any and all political
parties. ' " .
In addition to the sale of the -main liue, if
no more can be accomplished, we arc also in
favor of the total abolishment of the Board of
Canal Commissioners, and the providing, by
the Legislature, of some other method of man
agement, by which the fraudj corruption, and
piracy that have so long characterized it,' will
forever after be avoided. We hope these great
reforms, will be carried out, as the first act of !
the Session. '
We had the pleasure of spending an even
ng during onr absence with our old friend ,
Gov. Johnstonj and find him, as ever, the same
noble, devoted and true hearted Pennsylvanian.
He spoke with fervor and high admiration of
his numerous friends in Clearfield, who stuck
to him, when he was deserted - by others, and
in preference to one of their own fellow citi
zens. ' One of the brightest traits in the char
acter Gov. Johnston is, that he never forgets
a friend. lie is firm, unwavering, and devoted
to the last, always ready to do an act of kind
ness, and return" a'favpr."
Ap.art from Col. A. G. Curtin for whom "we
stand (most Killirigl'y) committed,' there is no
man whom we. would sooner see elected to the
United Statc.s'Sc.niito .than ( Gov Johnston .-
Ardently. devoted to all the great . interests of
our noble .Stato, he would represent us in the
halls of our National Council, with the same
marked ability he has always displayed jn pub
lic life, and with lio.nor alike to himself,and to
Pennsylvania. As bu'r.second choice,' give us
Gov. Johnston". .
THE LOTTERY. -
We have received a Communication' from
several citizens of Curwensville, .approving
the article in . our .last paper, exposing the
wholesale swindling operation , that -disgraced
our community on Christmas night. We. shall
hold it over for future use, believing ..that for
the present, .we have said enough, and hoping
that those who' were unwittingly takenin,have
learned a lesson that will be proStable to them
hereafter. .. ..... .. - - -. f .
" We" might also say" in tnis connexion, that
no.approprfation of the proceeds' ' Vb'ateyer,
whether benevolent or otherwise, can altpr'the
fact'f1i:ll'w"as a grand "swindle.' 'Tj'ie "giving
of thirty orfortydollars i to a.bene-6Terit" ob
ject, has oUuns to-.do witb:thc,e.n.omiiurpTo
6tS r.ealGd. by.those whoj furnished JJieartU
ciesin.tended.for.'pmes,!.; JtwasJactlus that
th.e.jascalUy: consisted aaljvell as. obtaining
Japney.undex J'4ls.e pretences, v;. v! - tz..
o : KTho- ClQarfi.ci.i"lVRaft8man?s. ;Jurnal'-'
giyes'fits'.'cto.aJiin.d .of, iottery-.A-underJhe
name of "grand prize concert" that camc.off
in the TownJIall, on thrisfmaseyening." "The
Jojirnaljs mad, it seemsrbccause .some -4he
whigs atid Know'NofMngs pijrchasedtclcets,
perhaps, with the d'olidrs 'tbrat ouglrt ' to ?havc
paid their ulscriptioiis Wlha'tM-paper. -Tbis
way Jay: been a kindi.of Kv N ..institution as
he receiyers.oC, the- cash , were hid-, behind a
screen of. three cent c'ulico '.-Clqrion Democrat.
Yo're-wTong shipped Col: icouid-iit- think
of getting vmuSrx-jcrifimnpiT the kjndbut
as" toirV being a ort"of'4vriowrh-itrg' Ifnsi
Mtox&x'xs sfaltrishUhar iti: It was
iwt anrpasse4 m rascality, even by tbeJVaJra
ka" swindle though vnt "bit quit BOrQs" a
scale, ' - ' v -'' ,z '' ' "'
'i. - From the War.
Our intelligence from the seat of war begins
with the same old song 'Sebastopol not ta
ken.' jAn important Treaty has been conciud
ed;betwecn the Allies and Austria, which may
be considered as a declaration of war by the lat
ter power against Russia. From the Crimea
there is but little news. The weather was very
severe, causing a great deal of suffering among
The investment and bombardment of Sebas
topol continues. " There had been some skir
mishinr'j tut no other b;dtle had; beenfought.
But the Allieslind'tne Russians were' almost
dally receTvIrig'reitiforcemcnts?" The Russians
arc fortifying, .on .an 'immense scale, every
available point 'Tho allies are easily and reg
ularly supplied with provisions, mostly from
Austria.' The Russians are reported to be suf
fering for the want of provisions. The sol
diers working in the trenches fall down ex
hausted for want of food.
A, despatch received in . Paris from. St. Pe
tersburg, says that the Czar instead of being
alarmed at Austria joining the allies, and the
probability that Prussia would do so, is making
the greatest preparations to carry on the con
test to the uttermost against the combined
forces. Prussia has sent aa Envoy to London,
but the object of his mission has not transpir
ed. - '
-From England. ;
Parliament was opened by the Queen on the
12th of December. The interior of the House
of Lords was unusually brilliant. A strong
force of the corps diplomatique was present,
in'their array of uniforms, stars, collars, and
ribbons. Mr-Buchanan attended in citizen's
With the ceremonies tht have been handed
down from medieval times with a gorgeous j
procession of heralds, pursuivants, pages and
serving-mon, lords, and ladies bright all as a
hundred times described by the pens of tour
ists and others, whose business it is to be
graphic the Queen entered the house. Of
course, all rose. Then Her Majesty's husband,
Prince Albert, who, by-the-way, is becoming
rather stout, and slightly bald, as a respecta
ble English pater fumilia usually is gave his
hand to his royal wife, and led her to the
throne. Her Ministers grouped themselves
around in imposing attitudes. Sir Augustus
Clifford, the Usher of the Black Rod, was dis
patched to summon "Her Majesty's Faithful
"Commons;" and in a few minutes that tu
multuous, but respectable body came crowd
ing in, and took their places outside the fence,
or bar of the House. The manuscript of her
speech was then placed . in her hands, and,
with a clear, audible voice Her Majesty is
noted for her pleasing intonation the Queen
read the following :
"Mr Lords and (Jextlbstex : I have ea1!o-I von
together at this unusual period of the ytar, in order
that, by your assistance. I may take such measures
as mil enable me to prosecute the great wtir in
which wo are engaged with the utmost vigor and
effect. This asi.utaucc I know wilt be readily
given, for I cannot donbt that yon share ruy con
viction of the necessity of sparing no effort to aug
ment my forces now encaged in the Crimea. The
exertions they have niadc. and the victories they
have won, are not exceeded in the brightest pages
of our history, and have filled me with admiration
'Ihe hearty and emeient co-oncration of the
brave troops of my ally, the 'Kinperor of the
French, and the glory acquired in common, canr
not tail to eement still more closely the union
which happily .subsists between the two nations.
"it is with satisfaction I inform you that, togeth
er with the Emperor of the French. I have con
cluded a treaty of alliance with the Emperor of
Austria, from which I anticipate important advan
tages to the common cause.
"I have also concluded a treaty with the United
States of America, by which subjects tf Ions and
difficult discussion have been equitably adjusted.
--liiese ireuues win oc i:uu ueiore you.
"Although the prosecution of the war will natur
ally engage your chief attention, I trust that oth
er matters of great interest and importance to the
general welfare will not bo neglected.
"I rejoice to observe that the general nrosneritv
of my subjects remains uninterrupted. The state
of the revenue affords me entire satisfaction;
and I trust that by your wisdom, and pru
dence you will continue to promote the pro
gress of agriculture, commerce and manufactures.'
"IrenuemeH of the louse of (Joiimous: In the
estimates whiclr will be presented to you-1 trust
you will find ample provision has' been made for
the exigencies of the pubho service. 1 - . --
"jM" horda uitd G-cnllenifu :. I rely with confi
dence on your patriotism arid public spirit. I feel
assured that in the lnomentons contest in which
wo arc engaged you will .exhibit to the world tho
eS.ample of a united pcoplct. ' Thus shall wc ob
tain the respect of other nations; and may trust
that, the blessing -6f Uod. we .shall bring the
war to a successful-termination.7'
The Queen havi delivered her speech, rose,
and giving her hand to Pimee Albert, left the
house . The. brilliant assembly thon dmperscd.
Trod Rome:' ' - ; ; . :
A dispatch has been received in Paris, an-
nouncing the result of the deliberations of
the Bishops assembled at Rome t6 consider the
Immaculate'' Conception; ; : The number of
"votes"1 was 570, including proxies, and about
120 Bishops actually " present1 : 1 Of these, 510
pronounced by acclamation for the ' new dog
ma ; 32 voices questioned the appropriateness
of such a discission just now ; while only 4
votes protested both -against the dogma and
against the right of the Holy See to decide a
question of that importance without a Tegular
council. Of thes& 4 vtes,;;2, it is rumored,
are contributed by- French prelates namely j
Mr Olivier,"' Bt'shojvof'EvTCiix;- and the other
the Archbishop1 of Paris himself. - ' - -:- '-. ' -
xf;'"y THE LAND'OFFICE.0-" :'
-- No littfckcHcinetrt-'-has - been produced at
the Ctrprtor by t he -disco very bf gross'misman
agement in the LandJ Office r'fThe -Surveyor
General,- it is- said, pays no attention whatevei'
to bis flu-ties, an(f 'the" Department has been
under the; soie control of a set of land pirates
and speculatorswncr have " succeeded in de
frauding a irumber of our citizens -btrt of large
tracts of valuable land: or by their tbreats have
compelledthemto pay large snmsby way of com
prbniise",to claimants Vhoso titles were ground
iess What eiscbnldrDe:expecFed 'of sucn
walkin'g swilribarrel'-a's Porter rBrawley
W bjope tire TJghilarnro w-rll 5 at 'brfce appoint
U ComnYHtec io investigate the matter.' -'-'It is
i;tnonV mani'a'ihai Dqtaftnient h"as-ral
ized two nnnJreiYhonaani do'.lars withiVthe
list vearf ' ? ' " ,T - r
Gone the holidays. ' ;': ' -
Not taZcn Sebastopol.; : , i .
Scarce money and pencil notes.' .
Got their pockets full ofrocksot devils.
Suxfendtd sixteen newspapers in San Francisco.
Blowerf ottf the Huntingdon "Standing Stone."
Irregular the mails, and our Phil's exchanges.
Qtterce. Vhy is Sebastopol like a dose of salts?
Because it's hard to take.
7owV forgrt it the Railroad meeting at Ty
rone, to-morrow. - -
Comcsvff the. inauguration, of.. Gov. Pollock.
next Tuesday. 1 ' j ; ' f ; ; j '
Orgaiiile'd the Pennsylvania -Do Nothings."
Three dollars a. day, and roast beef, .
Failed. Gen. Larimer, Ranker of Pittsburg has
failed His liabilities are said to be very heavy. ' '
Ilnnifrous, very the articles onoar fourth page
under the head of '.-"Wit and Ilumor," especittlly
the one entitled ; The Devil."
The prcCire of despair a pig reaching' through
a hole in tho fence, to get at a cabbage lying only
a few inches beyond his nose.
Slavery. There are seven and a half millions of
blacks held in slavery in different countries, of
which 3.095.000 are in the United States.
Fashionable tho game of 'fmger-loo.' The man
with the red shirt takes tho knife. What's
become of the hog law?
Cut ftiri and traveled the man with the drab
head and ruffled shirt. Curwensville got a Icelle
too hot for him.
Rumored that the President is about to reiom
meud war measures against Spain. Shouldn't
Generous the gentleman in Curwensville, who
gave onr familliar the new boots. Au Aid, with
tho rank of L'ol., and no mistake.
Indicative. Mr. Strong, Ibe K. N candidate,
was elected Speaker of the House by a'voto of 75.
Hurra for tbe.ySous of the Sires of '7t5 !"
Hither prenature Gov. Bigler's Fourth of July
Oration, sent as a Messngti to the Legislature.
If we mistake not that anniversary is some six
months off yet. ,
Splendid performance at the Corner, on Mon
day night. ' The-man who could use his finger for
such a purpose, ought to be made stick his nose in
Mother Moore's sour krout barrel !
largc the number of soldiers now under arms
in Europe. ' Five millions three hundred and six
ty lour thousand. No wonder the people emi
grate to other countries.
Died three hundred and twenty-five of our rc
olutionary Sires, during the past year. In a short
time there will not be a single living witness of
"the times that tried men's souls."'
Not correct tho statement that all letters have
to be pre-paid since the first of January. The bill
of Mr. Olds containing such a clause, passed the
House, but was lost in the Senate.
Improving the Tyrone City Hotel, .The enter
prising proprietors, Hughes & Irvhv, are determin
ed that their house shall not bo' surpassed by any
along the lino.. j.
Oti.r thanks to Mr, Jame3. Alexander, of Tyrone
City, for a can of fresh Oysters. May we always
meet on'our travels with as clever fellows aa Jim:
He'sasound egg clean grit and nothing shorter !
Shouldn't Yonder. The papers have discover
ed gome gras from tho "path of rectitude.1' Wo
fear that th path inust be sadly overgrown with
grass, it is so seldom travelled in.
Atmospheric HT'til. Mr. Richardson, of rostou
is again before Congrcw with au ' application for
the establishment of his ingenious invention for
transmitting the mail by atmospheric pressure.
Excitinsr the legal discussion in Curwensville
on Sunday . We shall suggest to the Court the ad
mission to tho Bar of that entire community. They
are all most undoubtedly qualified to practice. ,
la a quandary our devil. .Asked us last night
what's the reason, as printers are always xttftg,
they don't hatch! hharp fellow, that devil.1
Hope he'll be able to '-hateh". the answer.
Irood nctrs We learn that tho proprietors of the
Stage have put an extra team on the road from
Curwensville to Tyrone, and that. they will now bo
able to make better time than heretofore.
A Netn Company FIcmmirg .t Foster of Cur
wensville, have purchased the stock, mail contract,
Ac. on the western end of tho route from Tyrone
to Brookville. They are clever fellows, and we
wish them success in their undertaking.
Sent in the President's Veto Message on tho
River and Harbor Rill. It is !ong and argumen
tative, bat will hot satisfy the people of the
West, who were so warmly interested in the im
provement contemplated by the bill :
l-She vrnlLi the vmte.rx, Ul-e a thing of life" -our
'raft,' since the beginning of the New Year. Lots
of new subscribers a first rate ' fresh." high wa
ter, and good stock of provisions. Let her flicker,
she's all oak I , That's so. .
Will be aJi.scnt onrself, next week. Must go to
the Inauguration, can't help it.' Intend to' leave
tho editorial department . in charge of the devil, so
you need not - be alarmed if the next, issue
should smell of brimstone.
Our pro f'ssiontl inottft '
Fee simple, and a simple fee,
-ti ,. And all the fees in tail, ,
Are nothing when compiired to thee,
' Thou best of fees-VEMALE ! - '
Right. Our readers will see by refferonce to the
vote for Speaker, that our member. Alex. Cald
well, Esq., is sound on the American question.
The Racku-3 Know Nothings in this-region will
' feel their cheek."
Another acquisition. As France, ' England 'and
Turkey are at n loss what to do with the Crimea
after they shall have succeeded iu taking Sebasto
pol. the London leader recommends theia "to
sell it to the United States.'' ' ? - '
: Fatal accident. A sleighing party on their re
turn from a spree on Christmas night, while cross
ing the bridge at Atchisons, inEurnside township,
were precipitated into tho river, undone of their
number, Joseph Eennett, was killed. Ha leaves a
wife and family to mourn his loss.
JlL-tnncho?!' accident. About a week ago, a little
daughter of Mr. Peter Solt. hear Woodland, was
scalud to death by falling backwards into a ket
tle of hoi-jrater. After enduring the most excru
ciating pain for onie hours, she died.
The Hard Times Th? greatest distress prevails
among the mechanics and'iaoC.rers of the large ci
ties for want of employment. In consequence of
hands being so plenty, wages are reduced, and ev
ery article of necessity is at the highest price
ever known in our country.
New Year's Dinner. We had the pleasure of
sitting down to a most superb dinner, at our friend
John Bradiil's. in Philipsburg, on New Year's Day.
Rradin.is the prince of good landlords, and sets the
best table on the route from this, to Pittsburg.
Our friends, who are fond of good 'living should
all stop; with him. ; , ,:,...
Making ati effort some of our young friends, to
organize a Camp of 4iJunior Sons of America,' in
this plaee; We sincerely hope it may prove me1
eessfuj. We want to Bee tho youth of our country
instructed in the doctrines of Americanism, and
prepared to discharge their duties as citizens, and
toprescrve. from-. tho incursions of foreign influ
ence, the fair heritage ot, their forefathers.
Stick to it, boys, we'll back you. ''
Theft. -r-A fellowoalling himself fjoloinan Miller,
on Saturday night last, iu Curwensville. appropri
ated to his own use. a gold watch, the property-of
WnuH; Bloom. After some difficulty the -watch
was obtained, when, the gentleman, took the woods,
and traveled, as there was a warrant in the' hands
of the officer for his arrest, on tiro smaller -char
ges. Officer Masnnis on. his track, and. we hope he
will succeed in arresting him.
""' Public Bore's. In almost every com munify there
isa class. Af individuals, who. having nolegitimate
business of their own, make a practice of .disturb
ing their neighbors, and are most filly described by
4h -above' caption: ' Yon'find them in the shop of
the mechanic drawing his attention from hi jworks
in the office of the Attorney or Physician, idling
away their" time, and preventing customers from
holding consultation well as in the Printing office,
disturbing the compositors. Clearfield, in this rea-
Soct, at least. Is not different from other towns. We
ope that their owngood sense, if they have any.will
Kesafficiontitocara tbem ofthisdisagreeable.ungoa
tlomanly, disgusting, and u;iiu&nuer!y habit, sines
thir attention has been thus publicly called to it. "
' VT KJW ARI ATT ...
k" Thursday is the Russian's Sunday. V 7
" ' ;; - 'Britfsb Bubjocts' are now called , by
the London Times, 'citizens qf England.' , .
, ' . - ,i f '.
- Troubles are like dogs the smaller
they are, the more they annoy you. 'v:
- A Texas pap-er mentions a-nimorthat
Gen. Houston will resign his scat in the Sen
ate on the 4th of March.
Ohio marriages are now called limited
partnerships, in consequence of the pliancy of
the Buckeye Divorce Bill.
The Romish Priests in Ireland are, it
is said, to be prohibited, by an order from
Rome, from" iningling iff British "politics.
-The editor of the Hawesville Eagle in
vites a man who had taken offence at one of
his articles, to walk up to bis sanctum and
get kicKed out! :
Littlcfield, notorious as the chief wit
ness in the trial of Trof. Webster for the mur
der of Dr. Parkman, has, in consequence of a
painful disease of the ear, become insane.
The hen-pecked husband is . happy
enough if he were only left alone; but lie gen
erally has some kind friend, who is perpetual
lyurging him not to stand it.
"I say, John, where did you get that
loafer's hat 1" "Please your honor, it is an old
one of yours that Missus gave me j-esterday
when you were to town."
The last soc:cty spoken of is the Pay
Xothings. It is said to be alarmingly pros
perous.' The password is, "Lend me a dollar 7"
the response, "broke."
According to the Liverpool Albion the
population of Russia is. not over r7,000,000,
while that of England and France is est invi
ted at 04,000.000. "
7 The total number of naturalizations in
the Superior and Common Picas courts in
JTew York for the past year amounts to GG01,
and tho foreigners who have declared their
intentions are double the amount.
It is said to bs an indisputable fact,
that taking the whole United States together,
much more money is expended for the single
article of cigars than for all the common
schools in the Union. .-
"I cannot bear children," said Miss
Prim, disdainfully. Mrs. Partington looked
over her spectacles mildly before she replied
"Perhapsif you could, you wonld like them
better." . ' ; ' ' ' ' '"
The number of the Illustrated London
Xews received by the last , steamer, informs
its English readers that at the late." New Tork
election, the contest for the Governo rship of
the United States was a very close one.
r.They have a queer liquor law or queer
judges in Texas, the latter having decided
that the penalty for the violation of the former
attaches to the authority granting license to ,
the seller, and not to the seller himself.
Fourteen years ago but a single bouse,
and that a log cabin, stood upon what is now
the site of St. Paul, Minnesota, a city that sup
ports four daily newspapers, and where up
wards of forty-three thousand passengers have
been landed within a year.
Many persons are now anxiously ex
amining the maps to find the "seat of war:"
Fubbs says he found it last summer without a
map. The discovery was made by sitting
down upon a yellow wasp's nest in a bay field.
A young lady explained to a printer,
the other day, the distinction between print
ing and publishing, and at the conclusion of
her remarks, by way of illustration, she said,
"You may print a kiss on my cheek but you
must not publish it." That's bright.
. - . On the line of railroad now building
from Konigsburg to the Lake of Constance
over the Alps, there are thirteen tunnels and
twenty five viaducts. Thirteen thousand la
borers and two thousand horses are continual
ly employed upon it. .
Ignorant people are to be addressed
through-tho eye. . If you want to pass for a
great man with a blockhead, sport a hundred
dollar cloak and fifteen dollar watch key, , An
ignoramus thinks that he alone .has: sterling
parts who exhibits shirt-buttons made of. bul
lion. , Make a note. .. , ; . i
' ': ; Tho members of Congress are talking
of raising their wages' We think they are too
high already, considering the labor they per
form. Wouldn't mind much agreeing to do
as much as any two of the most industrious of
them, for the one half they receive per diem.
The New Ilamshlre editor who wrote
his editorials with chalk on the soles of. his
shoes, and went barefoot while the boys set up
the copy, has purchased a ream of second
Landed envelopes, and engaged a girl to turn
them inside out. .
The Mayor of Boston knows a thing- or
two about office-seekers. He says numberless
persons solicit responsible situations to taka
charge of the city's property end interests,
who' never took care of their - own; These
gentlemen cantict have places under his ad
ministration. .''.'.: . i'T i
.. - . . . . ' . - . . .- .
. j In the English census leturns. litera
ture made by no' means a, conspicuous figure,
pnly five hundred and twenty-four. authors be'7
ing set down, one hundred and ."forty one. litr
erary private secretaries, and , one thousand
three hundred and twenty editors and writers,
together with two hundred and. seven reporters
fpr newspaper and short hand writers. . ,
' ' a1 H Mrs: Partington. reading an account: of
a ' railroad accident, ' was much surprised , to
learn that the locomotive had "been' 'driven off
the track by one of the switchusJ .'Bhe shouldril
have thought,'- sho said .'that :the-great :irdn
engine wonld mind such' a littlcthing as ta
switch.' Tes, but you must remembermama,'
said Ike, gravely, 'tlie locomotive has a Under
behind !' 'Oh, that,: indeed,' replied - the old
Udy, reavwiiijg her paper,- 'welt, yoa , needa't
talk about it- myUnJgo on with your lesson.
Ha.rki3bi.ko, Jan. 2. 18 Jo.
Skmatv Thi Senate met at 3 o'clock, and
was called to order by Mr. Hamlin, Speaker.
After the presentation and opening ot there
turns, the roll was called, when 31 Senators an
swered, Mr. Buckalew being the only absentee.
, The Senate then went into an election for
Speaker, when three unsuccessful ballots were
had, resulting each as follows :
Byron D. Hamlin, Dem., of McKean, 14
John Hendricks, Whig, of Schuylkill, 13
Messrs. Darsie and Price voted each for the
other. After the SrdJballot, amotion was made
to adjourn, and agreed to yeas 16, nays 15.
The Senate thereupon adjourned until to
morrow at 11 o'clock.
House. At 11 o'clock this forenoon the
House jof. Representatives was called to order
by Mr. Win. Jack, Clerk of the last House.
The Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth
was introduced and presented the returns. of"
the late election of members. - "
Mr. Fletcher moved that they be opened
and read. Agreed to. ' -
The roll of members elect was then called,
and ninety-nine answered to their names, Mr
Allegood, (American and Whig) from Phila
delphia County being the only absentee.
Mr. Chamberlin moved that the House pro
ceed to the election oi a Speaker. Agreed to.
The result, on the first ballot, was as follows :
For Henry K. Strong, (American and
Whig) ot Philadelphia City, 76
Richardson L. Wright, (Dem.) of
Philadelphia County, IS
" Charles Frailey, (Dem,) Schuylkill, 2
" K. B. McCombs, (Whig) Beaver, 1
The vote was as follows: For Henry K. Strong,
Whig and American Messrs. Avery, Baldwin,
Ball, Barry, Bergstresser, Beal, Bowman, Cald
well, Chamberlain, Clapp, Clover, Cresswell,
Cumming?, : of Philadelphia, Cummings, of
Somerset, Donaldson, Downing, Eyster, Fear-,
son, Fletcher, Forster, Foust, Franklin, Free,
Guy, G winner, Haines, Harrison, Herr, Hodg
son, Holcomb, Hubbs, King, Ivirkp.it rick,
Krepps, Laue, Laporte, Lathorp, Leas, Leider
man, Lott, Lowe, McCalmot, McCombs, Me-
Conkev. McConnell, McCullough. Maddock,
Magill, Mingle, Morris, Morrison, Muse, Page,
Palmer. Peunvpacker, Powell, Reese, Ritten-
lu.use, Ross, Rutter, Sherer, Simpson, Smith,
of Allegheny, Smith of Blair, Smith of Phila
delphia, Steel, Stockley, Stewart, Sturdevant,
Thome, Waterhouse, Weddcll, Wickersbam,
Witmer, Wood, and Zeigler 7G.
For Richardson L. Wright, Dem. Messrs.
Baker, Bush, Carlisle, Christ, Craig, Dougher
ty, Dunning, Edinger, Frailcy, Fry, Gross,
Johnson, McClellan, Maxwell, Orr, Sallade,
Stockdale, and Thompson 18.
Messrs. Wiight and Yerkes voted for Charles
Frailey,Dem.;Mr. Strong, for. R.B. McCombs.
Messrs. Crawford and North did not vote.
Mr. Strong received the full American and
Whig vote, which is unexpectedly large.
The Speaker made a brief and appropriate
acknowledgment of the honor conferred on him.
The members were then sworn in, and the
Jan. 3. The Senate met at 11 o'clock, and
proceeded as far as the ISth ballot for Speak
er, without effecting a choice. The Senators
voted the same way on every ballot, viz :
Messrs. Brown, CresswcU, Fry, Goodwin,
Haldeman, Iliester, Hoge, Jamison, McClin
tock, Piatt, Quiggle, Sager, Walton, Wherry
14 voted for Byron D. Hamlin.
Messrs. Crabb, Ferguson, Flenniken. Fra
zier, Frick, Jordan, Killinger, Lewis, Melling
ec, Sellers, Shuman, Skinner, Taggart IU
voted for James Hendricks.
Mr, Darsie voted for Elf K. Price, Mr. Ham
lin and Mr. Hendricks for various party
f riends, and Mr. Price for Geo. Darsie. Benj
Frick and others, but never with an apparent
wish to harmonize with the Senate. So the
body adjourned until 11 o'clock to-morrow.
The House met at 11 o'clock, and wasinss-.
sion about Jin hour. Bills were raed in place
by Mr. Foust to-prevent the snle of intoxica
ting liquors on the Sabbath,and to prevent the
sale of adulterated and poisonous liquor3 as a
beverage; also a bill to confirm the title of the
Rev. John Gistj- to certain real estate in Phil
adelphia; by Mr. Cummings to repeal the tav
ern, license laws of Philadelphia, and by Mr.
Simpson supplementary to the act incorpora
ting the Belmont Avenue and Plank Road
Company; also a bill to incorporate the City
Bank of Philadelphia, Mr. Baldwin to incorpo
rate the Wells boro Female Seminary; Mr.
Combs to incoporate the Bank of New Castle;
also, relative to the rights of foreigners in the
State; Mr. Palmer, authorizing the North Penn
sylvania Railroad Company to pay iuterest to
the Stockholders; Mr. Ball to receive payment
of taxes; Mr. Dunning, to incorporate th
Mountain Coal Company; Mr. Lyster to incor
porate the Ohio Improvement Co. Adjourned.
Jax. 4. The Senate, on motion of Mr.
Crabb, resumed the balloting : for Speaker.
The 10th ballot resulted as follows:
- Bvron D. Hamlin, Dem., of McKean, 11
John Hendricks, Whig, of Schuylkill, l-'i
Scattering, - -- -- -- -- - 4-
A 20th and 21st ballots 'were taken, with
precisely the same result.
In all "the ballots, Mr. Darsio voted for Mr.
Trice, and Mr. Price for Mr. Darsie.
Mr. Fry moved that when the Senate adjourn
it shall be ' until 11 o'clock to-morrow. : Mr.
Skinner moved to aniend, fixing tho adjourn
ment till 3 o'clock this "afternoon. Carried in
the affirmative 16 to 15. The whigs voted in
the affirmative, and the democrats in tho neg
ative. The resolution as amended was carried,
and the Senate then andjourned to 3 o'clock,
by a vote of 15 to 14; the democrats voting in the
affirmative and the. whigs in the negative, ex
cept Messrs. Price and Frick, w ho did not vote.
In the House, bills were read in place by Mr.
Smith, of Philadelphia, to abolish the Board
of Canal Commissioners, and for the better re
gulation and management of the public works
of the State; by Mr. Smith, of Allegheny, to
confer on colored persons the rights of citizen
ship; and bv Mr. Cummings, to incorporate
the Coal and" Iron Bank of Pennsylvania. .
The House then went into nominations for
Clerk and other officers.' A large number were
submitted... The, rules were suspended, and
the House proceed to the election of a Clerk,
when, on the first ballot, A. W." Bkxemct,
Whig, of Huntingdon Co., was elected,receiv
f ng 6'J votes. A. L. Honnerhollz, of Berks, was
appointed Assistant Clerk. E. Cowen of War.
ren; .J.L. Wrightmyer, of Berks, E. Smith of
Wyoming; S. GSlaymaker, of. Lancaster," and
Wm. W. Taylor, of Lawrence, were ipp'oihed
Transcribing Clerks--''. James Bently; of Wash
ington, was chosen Sergeant-atTArro.---. . .
The House, after .completing its .organiza
tion by the election 1 of subordinate. officer a,
adjourned until Friday;'7' '-- -' -v
: : JxKvo-In the Senate, on the 29th ballot,
tho IIort.Witi.iAM M. HiESTER, of-Berks, waa
elected -.Speakeri- The Governor's Message wm
received and, read, when the Senate adjourned
In fheHonse the Messaire was received and
read,;and; some ' other 'unimportant business
STEwi: Tork--As3embi.t. Mbany, Jan. 2.
The . Legislature ..assembled at noon,. and - the
Assembly, w,as organized by the election of Mc
Littlejohn:' the Whig candidate, for Speaker.
The other Whig candidates 1 for office lrrthe
Assembly were elected by large majorities.
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