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THE MFTSIM'S JOIHHAL
CLEAR FIE L T, P A . ,
"WedneBlay, February 14, 1355.
RAIL ROAD MEETIXG
The friends of the "Ttroxe, Clearfield,
axd Erie Railroad," will meet in the Court
House, in the borough of Clearfield, on Tues
day evening, the 20th of February, instant.
PX4,OVFROR XVI Ci f PR
The friends of Ex-Got. Bigler will be grat-
ified to learn, that on Tuesday last he was
elected President of the Sunbury and, Erie
Railroad Company, in the place of Mr. Cooper
who resigned. We believe Gov. Bigler to be
well qualified to discharge the' duties of the
office, and are much gratified with his election.
UNITED STATES SENATOR.
The Convention which met on Tuesday, for
the election of aU. S. Senator,after two unsuc
cessful ballots, adjourned until nest Tuesday
a-week. On the second ballot Camerom re
ceived sixty rotes. Sixty-six would have elec
ted him. In our next we will give a history of
the whole affair, and the Protest of those who
withdrew from the American Caucus.' The ad
jocrnmcnt of the Convention was considered
equivalent to a defeat of Gen. Cameron. We
believe, however, that he will be elected
UNITED STATES SENATOR.
We learn from Ilarrisbnrg that in the Leg
islative Caucus, Gen. Simo Camero.v, was
uaureu lue uuiuuiec oy some siiiy oiue
votes. There is but little doubt therefore,
that he will be the Senator. This will be a
hard dose for the Democracy to swallow.
Our attention has been called to an aiticls
in onr last paper, speaking disrespectfully of
Senator Cooper placing him on a level with
Broadhead. We sincerely reaxet that it an-
peared. It was extracted bv the publisher, du-
ring oar absence, from another paper, and
would have been excluded from our columns
1 I tc Karl AkOArro if i rt i !ma AVn krtt-Tirt n I
son to find fault with Mr. Cooper's Senatorial
conduct, nor do we desire to do so. Ilis Ameri
can Resolutions are deserving of the very
TflE RAIL ROAD.
We hope our citizens will not neglect the I
Railroad meeting next week, as much depends I
on the spirit manifested in the manner of car-
rying on the enterprise. They should all at-
tend, and endeavor, as far as possible, to ad-
vance the success of the project. It is not
simply an affair of interest to cur borough,but
to the whole county. Those parts most remote
trom the improvement wilt feel its beneficial
cftects. By increasing the value of property,
now almost worthless, fur want of a market, it
will lessen taxation, and thus benefit the entire
community. Let the meeting then be a large
and spirited one, worthy of Clearfield county,
and worthy of so great and important an en
OPINION OF WASHINGTON
We frequently hear it denied that General
Wa'shixgtox was opposed to the emploring of
foreigners to fill official stations in our Govern
ment, and that when he used the expression,
Beware or Foreign Ixflcexce," he only al
luded to foreign States and powers, but had no
reference to the emigrants who came to our
land to seek a home. The following extract
from a letter to a foreigner applying for office,
written the 20th of January, 1770, and to be
found in Sparks' Washington Papers, Vol. xi.
P. 392, will set the matter at rest. There is
no mistaking the meaning of this :
Dear Sir: It does not accord with
the policy of this government to bestow ofn-
ces, civil and military, upon foreigners to the
exclusion of our own citizens
I am, &c. G. WASHINGTON
TII2 INAUGURATION AGAIN.
We have been charged with falsehood, by
".f Democratic Paper,' in asserting that the
platform did not "break down" and "fall away
from under Gov. Pollock," at the recent inau
guration, and the Democratic Union is quoted
'for authority. With all due deCerence to the
editor of the Union, and his Tidiness of the
Clearfield Catholic,' we beg leave to say that
we are correct, and that we can refer to those
who were with us from Clearfield, and who
stood near the platform, for the truth of what
we said. The end of a board, that projected
over one of the sleepers, Broke off, and neces- J
sarily caused a little bustle among those on I
that side of the platform. This is the whole
storv. and those who doubt it. ran' 5nmiin nf I
Wm. McBride, James M. Tavlor, B. Ilartshorn,
and others from Curwensville, who were there
and-saw it. The editor says that during our
"whole editorial career we have never been
known to tell the truth." It f. rather sinr.
lar that we haven't stumbled on it once, and
must therefore doubt his ability to recognize
it when it is told, for no one who reads his pa- I
per will deny that to him, "truth is stranger
than fiction." . , . .
Cty "The Speech was well written and well
delivered. Jefferson Star. ' I
Just imagine, Mac, that you see us tip our
beaver,' and count us in for the next treat. J
We'll get on a "three cent bust" the first time I
you como to Clearfield. We'd go it stronger,
but that's the. extent of our "pile." J
, ALEX. CALDWELL, ESQ.
Our allegation that Alex. Caldwell whs
not electecTto the Legislature from this Dis
trict, as the regular nominee of the Democrat
ic party, has been denied by the papal sheet
that has made such a violent and outrageous
attack upon Lis character, because, as they
say, the Conventions held in this and Elk
county instructed their representative' dele
gates to support him. But we have yet to
learn that the mere appointment and instruc
tion of conferees who never meet, is to be
deemed equivalent to a nomination. If it had
been discovered after the adjournment ol xhese
convections, and, the instructions of the dele
gates, that Mr. Caldwell was not a member of
the party, but that he held opinions diamet
rically opposed to the cardinal principles of
Locofocoism, would it be pretended that he
was the regular candidate, or would the dcle-
4io no vun'ciitu i j i utu ivi lua lJl'lIIiUmiOll,
in the District Conference ? But the Confer
ees never met, there was no nomination
made, and unless Mr. Caldwell would take the
uicu- mttu w me l.ik. Ativocwe, ' instead oi
th; official information from the regularly ap-
pointed delegates, he could not possibly have
considered himself the party candidate. Xor
was he so considered by the Democratic lead
ers themselves. Else why did they secretly
oppose him, and circulate through the county
tnat he was a "Know Nothing ?" Why did
they band together in a disreputable, under
handed attempt to defeat him, and elect Selh
A. Backus of M'Kean county ? Why was he
opposed by John L. Cuttle, Esq., one of the
instructed conferees, on the ground that he
was an American, if he was the regular Dem
ocratic candidate ? Why was he interrogated
by the Locofoco leaders here, on the Court
week previous to the election, and why did he
refuse fo answer their interrogatories, if he
was the Democratic candidate 1
But it is said that the resolution of the
American Convention at Curwensville, nomi
nating him by acclamation, speaks of him as
"already before the people," and hence that
"they viewed him as the candidate of the
DemocratJc partv. x,
ow, it is not denied
that he was elected the first time in opposition
to Arnold, the regular Locofoco candidate,
and we believe it is cust ornery to send a Rep
resentative two consecutive sessions. It may
be very easily seen, then, how he was "before
the people." If the American Convention
had 'lookeii uPn him' as the regular Demo-
crat,c candidate, it is not very probable that,
in the saiue resolution, they would declare
their confidence in his Americanism. The
Lcofoco party, we believe, is not the most
hostile organization in the world to foreign
But it must be evident to any one who lias
received his first lesson in politics, that Mr.
Caldwell was not the Democratic nominee
and that having received the vote of the pco
pie at large in his District, he is bound to ful-
fil what he believes to be their desires, regard
less alike of the wishes of a few political
tricksters, and of the opposition of those who
are driven to it from popish inclinations and
tendencies. In voting with the American
party, he is discharging his duties to the ma-
jority of his constituents, for the day of old
political corruption and party management is
over in this Representative District, where the
American parfv is now largely in the maiori-
ty. Hereafter there will be no trouble to de
cide what partv sends the member, as it will
be like the handle of a jug, all on ona side
70 THOSE WHO CAN XJ?IDEESTA?TD IT.
"Vv e h ive uniformly endeavored in our edito
rial career, to treat our brethren of the press
with courtesy, and have never stooped to stig
matise them as "vile and most despicable black-
Suar'ls" even wlien wc wel1 knew thcT erit-
cd such epithets. Notwithstanding our at
tempts to discuss all questions fairly and hon
orably, it seems we have given ofience to a
neighboring editor, who not only uses towards
us the above most harsh and most ungentle
manly epithet,'"but intimates that he intends to
use some desperate means to obtain satisfaction.
We do not profess to be a 'bully,' we don:t
deal in threats, aud we don't boast of what we
intend to achieve. But if the editor in ques
tion imagines that he can compel us by force,
to hold our peace, while he continues to heap
the most vile and outrageous abuse on . the
American party, and upon Alex. Caldwell,
our Representative atllarrisburg, we beg leave,
"in the most gentle manner possible," to inti
mate, "in tha most delicate way in the world,'
that he has mistaken his man. We claim noth
ing but the rights of an American freeman, to
express our opinion of public men and public
measures. In doing so, we have made no at
tack upon the private character of the Editor,
i . j i - , i , ... -
we nave saiu uoining oui wuaiine circumstan
ces demanded, and what we have said wo are
willing to stand or fall by.
When we came to Clearfield, long before our
PaPer was established, a card was issued by
SOIue of the Native Americans, of our county,
wicn was replied to, and in that reply, a most
uncourteous and uncalled for attack was made
upon us. i rom that time to the present, on
every convenient oc.casion, we have been made
the recipient of blows from the same source
FindinS now, that they are likely to be worsted
,MlueuJlueiae vauiant editor threatensanoth-
" mvut! Vl wanare, in wmcn he expects his
suPerior strength to give him. the victory.
Xie mar Una Mmwsir as much mistaken in the
ldtter as in the former
e have IonS ben acquainted with this Jesuit
mode of controversy, and we anticipated noth-
ing else from the beginning. But the editor
many find, that there has been a slieht cbanse
in public opinion in Clearfield since the Conk-
iJn murder, and that, however humble we may
be, there are too many who are determined to
stand up for the rights of American freemen,
to permit a professed bully to disturb any citi-
zen, for the expression of his opinion, and the
avowal of his Americamism. . We are able to
take care of ourself, and we intend to do so,
- 'ifce Yv'cr.
The Atlantic brings Liverpool dates to the
27th i.lt. The chief interest of her news cen
tres in the proceedings of the British Parlia
ment, the Government having been severely
denounced for its management of the wan
The resignation of Lord John Russell it was
thought only preceded a total break up of the
ministry. The dates from Sevastopol are to
the 1 Jlli of January. The Russians had made
two sorties, and were repulsed with consider
Considerable reinforcements are reaching the
allied armies.' :Anarmyof 40,000 Russians,
with a battery of SO- guus, is said to be-ut
Perekop. Letters from the Crimea state that
the French had mined the Flag-st iff battery,
and only awaited a favorable opportunity to
blow it up. The sickness is increasing in the
camps of the ailies. General MenschikoiFis
reported to have said, "Our troops .ma' now
rest. Generals Jauuary, February and March
will fight our battles better than we can ?"
The Russians have repaired and re-occupied
the Quarantine fort. General Brown is about
to resume his command in the Crimea. The
allies are about o establish a hospital to can
tain 2000 men, at Smyrna, and also an estab
lishment for the canvalescent at Rhodes. The
Russians report numerous desertions from the
allies to the Russian ranks. - A letter from
Odessa, under date of the 0th of January,
says that the Russians will shortly assume the
offensive in the Crimea, having received the
necessary reinforcements. Large bodies of
Russian troops have been ordered to concen
trate at Perekop, with the view of attacking
Eupatoria. It was reported at Vienna on the
2 th that a battle had been fought before Se
bastopol, aud that the Russians were victori
ous. The authentic advices from Balaklava
the next day contradicted the report. It is
positively asserted that Onier Pacha's forces
were to begin operations on the ISth of Janu
ary, advancing under cover of the artillery of
the fleets along the coast. The last of the
Turkish convoys left Varna on the 14th for
Balaklava. A despatch from Gen. Menschi
kofT, under date of the 17th, has been publish
ed at St. Petersburg. It is to the following
effec t: "The siege operations do not advance.
Two successful night sorties were made on
the 13th and loth. We took fourteen English
and French prisoners. The allies lost a con
siderable number in killed." The Arab de
serters say that the Turks are treated with
very little consideration bv the allies.
The Russian interpretation of the Four
Points is thus stated :
First Abolition of the Russian protectorate
over Moldavia and Wallachia, those provinces
being placed under the guarantee of the Five
Second Free navigation of the Danube.
Third Revision of the Treaty of 1811, to
attach more completely the exisiancc of the
Ottoman Empire to the balance of Europe.
Fonrtk The collective guarantee of the
Five Powers for the consecration and observ
ance of the Religious privileges of the difter-
ent Christian communities without distinction
of form or worship.
Russia claims the right to participate i:i the
Vienna conferences in her capacity of great
European power, and has sent a protest to
Vienna, Taris and London against any resolu
tions passed without her participation.
"We wish to publish a paper that all may
read and profit thereby." 'Democratic Pa;cr."'
By filling it with lctterry circulars, and such
advertisements as the "Pocket JEsculapius,"
"Philadelphia Medical Ilouse," &c Verily,
yourcolumns are in great danger of b?ingcpol
luted!' A paper containing such "profitable"
information, introduced into a family cay
scarcely fail, literally to "sow the seeds of
death and damnation." Deliver us from such
chaste and virtuous sheets !
New aspirants for the Presidency are daily spring
ing up nil over the country, and the list of names
is growing long by degrees, and beautifully mixed.
The following catalogue from the N. York llcruld,
(with a fotv alterations) ia exceedingly racy :
FOR THE KNOW NOTHING NOMINATION.
Milli:ir-1 Fillraore, N. Y., Silver (5 ray Whig.
John M. Clayton. Del., Know Nothing Whig.
(J en Sam Houston, Texas, Konw Nothing Democrat.
Oeorge Law, New York. Know Nothing Democrat.
R. F. Stockton. X Jersey, Know Nothing Democrat.
Garrett Davis. Kentucky, Know Nothing Whig.
Jacob Drooni. Tenn'a., Know Nothing Democrat.
Kenneth Itayncr, N. C, Know Nothing Whig.
And a host of others.
FOU TIIE BALTIMORE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION.
Franklin Pierce. N. II , Spoils Coalitionist.
W L. Marcy. New York, Anything for the Spoils.
Jeff. Davis. Mississippi, Secessionist. -Caleb
Cushinxr, Mass., Filibuster.
Kitchen Cabinet ttnd Ostend Candidate.
James Buchannan, Pa., War Policy Democrat,
Outside Democratic Candidates.
Lewis Cass. Michigan. NationaI'Democrat.
Stephen A. Douglass, 1 11., Hirh Pressure Democrat.
Thomas J. Ilu.-k, Texas, National Democrat.
Gen. John E. Wool.N.Y., National Democrat.
R.M.T. Hunter. Virginia.High Pressure Democrat,
lienry A. Wise, Virginia, AdministrationDemoerat.
FOIt THE CHANCES OF A BALTIMORE WniCr CONVENTION.
-Milliard Fillmore, N. Y., National Whig.
John J. Crittenden, Ky., National Whig. .
John Bell, Tennessee, , National Whig.
Edward Everett, Mass., Free Soil Whig.
Wm. C. Rives, V irginia, Conservative Whig.
FOR TUE KOMINATIOX OF THE NORTHERN ANTI-SLAVERY
Thos. II. Benton, Mo., Independent Outsider.
Wm. 11. Seward, N. Y., Leader of the Coalition.
S. P. Chase, Ohio, Free Soil Democrat.
John P. Hale, Mass.. Free Soil Democrat.
JoshuaR. Giddings,Ohio, Whig Abolitionist.
LIBERTY FARTY FREE COLORED, AND WOMEN'S
frerrit. Smith, New York.. General Reformer.
Frederick Douglass.N.Y., Black Republican.
W. Lloyd Garrison. Mass., Red Republican.
Rev. A. L. Brown, N. Y., White Republican.
To this the Daily News adds "thisiscertainlva
most form idable array of names, if not of talent But
as the Herald has evidently omitted several asnirinir
individuals, we make the following additions :" .
IN FOR A "FREE FIGHT."
Lucy Stone, Ohio, Bloomer Democrat.
Brigham Young, Utah. Mormon Dem. 1 prat ion.
LolaMontez, California, Champion of theNewGen
D. B. Hinman, Fenna., Anti-S. & Erie Railroad.
Absent the editor.
Court next week. ' -
Here St., Valentine's day.
2rtho Queen of Sardina.
.'A poor tool out a jail wind owl
'WrotJy ,:a Democratic Paper."
Left the Shanghai, cni ' Josey.1'
Isgol tender shingles in Jefferson county.
Ixu- our pile of rocks, and the-thermometer'
Improving The Tyrone City Hotel. Hughes s
Irwin are bound not to be beat.
Irrepu'orihc '-mails, and some of the r'sho
males "that .have been about here lately. ,
Coma offho borough election on Friday.
Wonder if "Sam" is about?
Re-elected Gov. Wm. If. Seward, to the United
btate3 senate, Iroia New York.
r'i -. f r . j . r . . .. ...
jjijUcuu to lint on OnMtti (Lie f-.i.itj on
which to get 'darkly, deeply, and beautifully blue.'
"Urici;.-." Our devil thir.ks the fellows whom
people call "bricks," raurit be -hard1 curses.
Head oil first page, the ariicie entitled "Dos
traction of the Inquisition in Spain"
False one hah" of the reports, and two-thirds of
the bosoms you run against in fashionablo society.
Appointment Geo. P. Fulton, of Fayette coun
ty, American Democrat, to a Clerkship in the
Dead the King of the Sandwich Islands. Ilis
son, who has succeeded him, hasuniforinly resisted
the proposition of annexation to the Lmtcd States.
Fti tiny to see the fuss among the pigeons pro
duced by AVilmot's opinions on the Tariff. Davy
is a little too late.
CatCt Imi beat Bradin. for setting up good din
ners. We like to visit Philipsburg, on account of
tne -creature comtort3.
A gem. Gratitude is the fairest blossom which
springs from the soul; and the heart of man
knowcth none moro fragrant.
Doien on. Cameron the Harrisburg Patriot.
The Lo-os don't like the idea of Simon being elec
ted to the United States Seiate.
Rich the idea of Dr. Jayne being a candidate
for the U. S. Senate. He'd better stick to the 'pu
king' business. It's all he's fit for.
Bound to he popular. A new work is now in
press, which, it is anticipated, will meet with an
immense sale. It is entitled, '-Smith on the Eva
sion of Debts "
Plenty pious people who clasp their hands so
tight in prayer that they cannot open them when
the contribution box comes round.
Something to remember that it always t:ike3
two to make a slander, one to tell it and tlie other
to hear it told.
Contemptible the puppy who sets in his bar
room slandering his neighbors. If he don't
want his mouth broke, he'd better keep it shut.
"Sam's" Uniform. Gov. Gardner of Massachu
setts, at his recent inauguration wore an entire suit
of American manufacture. That's the idea.
A discovery has been made by a modern writer
that without a mouth a man could neither eat,
drink, talk, kiss the girls, r.or chew tobacco.
Arrested. Geo. and Richard Rolls were put- in
jail yesterday, on suspicion of having killed their
Sermon. Elder Farrer. An Advent Minister, de
livered a SeiiRcn ia the Town Hall, on Monday
evening last. It was a good sermon, and its equal
is very seldom heard in this place.
.1 grern Pa. Mr. Reuben Pea, who was abscon
ding with ?U0 of the mor.cy of his employers, was
arrested on the 19:h u'tiuio, in the interior of
Mississippi. Mr. Tea had to shell cut.
Sound the man in New York who 23 so opposed
to Catholicism that he won't travel on cross-roads.
He is the same man that won't eat beef, for fe:tr it
might be a portion of the Pope's bulls.
huge. The Portland Me. j Argus says that there
is a woman named .Silva Hardy, a native of Wilton,
in that State, whuis 7 feet 6 inches in height; weighs
3.';0 pounds, Si? years of age. and i still growing.
Incurred the acnouccme:it made last wctk of
the appointment of Christian Myers, ns Liquor In
spector. It was copied froru other papers, and
proves premature and unauthorized.
Glnl to h'r.r it. Some of our friends talk r.f re
membering ns next week, by forking over a few of
the "ro2ks."! Vv'c never needed them worse, t-o
fotch them along.
Taltn cJTlliG "lightning train" cn the Penn'a
Railroad, since the burning of the bridge above
l.ewistown. Tho passenger trains pa.3 Tyrone cow
for the East at 3 o'clock, P. M., and U A. M.
Some, on ; drive Jake Long. He's a sound egg,
and no mistake. Makes good time, keeps 'a good
team, and squeezes all the she-males along the
route. G'lang Pete.
Fleventh commandment "Thou shalt not cr.rry
off the editor's exchanges, unless thou art sure he
is done with them ; neither shalt thou taik to hiiu
when he is reading proof or writing, lest Le get an
gry and order thee out of tho sanctum."
Good start. An elderly spinster writes to a
friend "A widower with ten children has propos
ed and I have excepted, This is tho number I
should have been entitled to, if I had been marri
ed at the proper time."
A irestern editor thus delivers himself: We
would say to tho individual who siole our shirt off
the pole, while we were lying in bed waiting for
it to dry, that we sincerely hope the collar may
cut his throat.
Did it himself. Old "Dogborry" desired some
one to "write him down an nss" at Ieastso eavs
Shakespeare. Put the Dogberry of "a Democratic
Paper." saves others that trouble he has done it
Slcighing party. A number of the young folks,
i last Thursday evening, went off on a sleighing
excursion, to Dr. Schryver's, on Clearfield Creek,
e, we arc told, they had a ball, and a merry
of it. "Go it while you're yonng."
One off em Wash Darra. tho best reinsman on
tho route between this and Tyrone, and a clever,
gentlemanly fellow. He's a 'hull team,' and one
horse over. He's sound on the Shanghai ques
tion, as well as a good driver.
0:i our t il.'e the Penn'a. School Joural for Feb
ruary, It is an excellent number, and contains the
annual Report of the State Superintendent, togeth
er with a variety of reading matter, all of which
is exceedingly interesting.
In a bad way. The Boston Post says : "Mrs.
Sarah Young and Miss Eliza Williams. Mormons,
who promised in a letter to the Boston Times, to be
here goon and tell us about Brigham Young, the
prophet, saint and president of all Mormondom.
will please hurry -up their cakes, as several fe
males hero think of emigrating.
Fire at Tyrone on Saturday last. The house of
John Marks, caught fire from a stove-pipo passing
through the roof, but the flames were fortunately
extinguished before doing much damage. The snow
on tho roof saved the building and its contents.
A nice place. A Swedish author thus winds up a
glowing panegyric upon England : "It is the most
delightful country in the world for young gentlemen
to be amused in.provided they are masters of the lan
guage and abto to support the expense; and if the
road to hell be sown with delights and pleasures.you
must necessarily pass through England to it."
Religious revival. We learn that there has been
an interesting revival of religion at Mount Pleas
ant in this County. About forty persons have con
nected themselves with tho Presbyterian church, at
that place, and a large number of others were con
verted The congregation is under the pastoral
charge of the Rev. J. J. Hamilton.
Poetical the devil of the Harrisburg Item.
Hear him discourse on the high-topped boots re
cently introduced amongt,he fair sex :
: V hen lovely woman takes to wearing
Boots that are fashionably high,
What man can stop his eyes from staring
Up to the rosy colored sky ?
Legal Poetry and Orthosrravhv. The fnllnvinir
uu lusiuo iub uar ai me wourt ilouse in
Springfield, Mass., on Saturday, and challenges
admiration equally for its wit, its poetical perfec
tion, its philosophy, and its orthography :
Now arter settin' here 7 weeks
This koart is goin for to adjourn
And ony one hoojestis seeks
. May cum next Kourt & tak li:s turn."
' . ITEMA KTAjr.
Is jdg iron anything like petrified pork
The barber who dressod the head of a
barrel, has been engaged to 'fix up' the locks
of a canals -s
-"The smiles "of home arc exceedingly
pleasant,"' but there are many people who pre
fer "smiling'?. with a friend outside.
A Faddy, writing from the west, says
"Pork is so plenty, that every third man you
meet is a hog."
A. Remarkable religious excitement
lias broken out in the Maryland Penitentiary,
and many of the convicts have made profes
sion of religion. ....
Miss Smith savs she will never marrv a
widower with a family, and for this reason, she
i9 down on second hand children." Sensi
ble girl, that.
A Sharp Yankee proposes that hereaf
ter the Governor proclaim Thanksgiving only
on condition that poultry is not over 15 cents
A Yankee editor out west says "The
march of civilization is onward onward like
the slow but intrepid tread of a jackass to a
peck of oats!"'
When you meet a man of whose cogno
men you are not sure, just address him as
Colonel, and nine times out of ten you hit it
Governors are glorious institutions.
You have no business to have business
with other people's business; but mind your
oAvn business, and that is business enough
for any business man.
"Sam" is still "soing about doing
good." In Chatanooga, Illinois, the Know
Nothings have elected their Mayor and the
whole Board of Aldermen.
A genius out in Iowa has just invented
a wooden horse that will jump thirty miles an
hour. The motive power is a bag of fleas.
Who says this is not an age of progress.
The following advertisement appears
in the Albany Express: "Wanted An able-
bodied person to hold my wife's tongue! she
and I being unable to keep it still."
Weak doses of wash-board are now re
commended to ladies who complain of dys
pepsia. Young men troubled in same way may
be cured by strong preparation of wood saw.
As he that make's a bridge of his own
shadow cannot but fall in the water, so neith
er can he escape the pit of hell that lays his
own presumption in the place of God's prom
ises. Agriculture, as a study, has been in-
trc-cluccd into the public schools of New Ham
shire, and books treating of the elements of
that science have been ordered to be supplied
An Irishman who applied for a license
to sell ardent ppiri's, being questioned by the
board of excise as to his moral fitness for the
trust, replied: "'Ah, sure, its not much char
acter a man needs to sell rum !'
A Frenchman wishing to take a stage
for Buffalo, was asked by the driver if he had
any cttra baggnge. 'Extra baggage 1 what
you call dat ? I have no baggage but my tree
trunks, five dogs, and von black girl!'
A California paper speaks of a French
woman who was in man's cloths, and handled
pick and shovel quite dexterously. The pro
prietors of the water privileges on the claim
permitted her operations without charge.
Ah old bachlor says that the young la
dies who rejoice in a multiplicity of rings,
chains, lockets, etc., to the unparalled extent
now fashionable, should be labelled like watch
es in windows "Warrented full jeivelled."
A mother admonishing her son, a lad
some seven years of age, toll him that he
should never defer till to-morrow what he
could do to-day. The little urchin replied
"Then, mother, let's eat the rest of the plum
The passengers onauexprers train over
the Illinois prairies, were recently caught in
the snow drifts and detained a da' during
which they used up the seats of an emigrant
car for fuel, and lived on the oysters shipped
by Adams' Express
One after another, a3 it Mould seem,
are the secrets of the Know Nothings leaking
out. e now see it stated that the insignia
of the mysterious clan has been discovered. It
consists of the American Eagle holding in his
bill a furriner, by the seat of his breeches
"Mvlove," said Mrs. Foozle to her
husband, "oblige me with a five pound note
to-day to purchase anew dress." "Shan't do
any such thing, Agnes you called me a bear
yesterday !" "Lor, love, that was nothing. I
meant by it you were fond of huggin.' " "You
little ,1 have no five, but here's a ten."
- "Old Bullion-'' made terrible havoc in
the Ilouse, the oth-.r day, on the French Spo
liation Bill. The claims that are set up, in
that "scheme,'' he characterized as "unfoun
ded" and "impudent" devices only to plun
der the federal treasury, and fill the jiockets
of the birds of prey, who hover over the Capi
tol to rob and devour it !
Paddy ordered a pair of brogans at the
shoemekers, and after "baiting him down a
bit," paid the price demanded, and was about
leaving the shop when the shoemaker called
after him, saying, 'but what size, shall I make
them sir V Oh !' cried Paddy, promptly niv
er mind about the size, at all make them as
large as ye conveniently can for the money !'
; A little boy, after listening some time
to his mother's efforts to get a pedler to throw
in something with everything sho purchased,
cast his longing eyes on some primers in the
trunk. The pedlar, reading his wishes, offer
ed to give him one. The little fellow hesita
ted, and when urged said: "I don't know as I
will take it, unless you ill 'throw in some
thins.' " '
Correspondence of the Journal.
New York, February 12, 155
Mr. EDrroR:-It is strange to witness how
the fluctuations of the Money Market afr"
men's morals- He who has pleatv is veryhon
oracle, in the payment of all his debts; hi t let
that same man be pinched and contracted cor
nerod here, hemmed in there, beset by credit
ors on every side, aud it is surprising what a
very much lower standard of morals he takes
A curious incident happened atone of ourHo
tels a few days since, illustrating this in some
manner. It appears that a judgment was ren
dered against this notel, but it could not be
collected. Tho house furniture and untensils
were all mortgaged for their value. The orlv
things that could be levied on were the eatables.
and,accordingly,the w hole pantry was attached!
A still better move was taken the other day
against one of our best, if not the Very best
Hotel in the city. The Hotel proprietors owed
a .sum of about $G00. which could not be col
lected from them. They were finally sued
and the lawyer went up to the Hotel to serve
the summons. When he served it, the landlord
smiled, and told him he was takine a ere-
deal of useless trouble the property was all
mortgaged, and judgment would be of" no use.
The lawyer told him that he might do as ha
wished about paying the amount,but he shoufd'
come up about dinner time and attach the whole
dinner, and repeat the same every day until'
the judgment was satisfied. It isy perhaps
needless that the $600 was soon paid'. '
The seizure of the Massachusetts has made
some talk in the city. It seems that reports
have for some time beea circulated, that the1
steamer Massachusetts, formerly one" of tho
Sound boats, and afterward-run between this
city and Philadelphia, had' been fitted out ft.r
a fillibustering expedition. About a week ago
the Deputy Surveyor, with the United States
Deputy Marshal, proceeded to make search for
arms, &c, Jfcc, supposed to be in her. Several
boxes were found in the ladies cabin, contain
ing saddles, harness, &c, and some 32-5 tonsof.
coal in the hoJvL. In the upper hold were casks
filled with water, having an aggregate of
about 10,000 gallons. A number of empty
casks were also found, some under the coal,
but no fire-arms, r amunition were to be found.
The master, Capt. James W. Goodrich, states
that he designed to proceed to Xew Orleans
with the steamer, and to run her between that
city and Texas, for the transportation of cattle.
He is very indignant at the detention .and char
ges it to the representations of the Spanish
Consul. The Massachusetts remains in the cus
tody of the U. S. Marshal, awaiting action in
ths premises by the U. S. District Attorney.
By the arrival of the steamer AJrica, on the
Sth inst., at Boston, we have later news from
the seat of war. The news from the Crimea is
not very important. The dispatches of the 2d
of Jan., via Marseilles, state that the French
batteries were approaching nearer to Sevasto
pol, and the last English battery Mas nearly
finished. According to an estimate made at
that place, the loss of the Russians at Sevasto
pol during the last half of December wa
more than 0,000.
The ship White Falcon, of X. York, has been
chartered by the French Government, to con
vey provisions to the Crimea. She sailed from
Loudon for Marseilles on the ICth of January.
The hondor. Times, in a leading article, draws
a most deplorable picture f state of the army
in the Crimea. On the 1st of January it could
muster but 14,000 bayonets. The artillery and
the engineers, have been reduced in the same
proportion, and the cavalry no longer exits as
a force. The deaths amount to 61) a day. and
the number disabled by sickness and fatigue,
re-ich very nearly to 1,000 a week. The Times
thinks tbjs rate will rapidly increase. The ar
my is one of invalids thongh th Crimean win
ter has at set in. The 2 mits comes to tlie
conclusion that "unless some extraordinary
stroke of fortune intervenes, we are about to
loss our only army, the object of so much
pride," and concludes by asking if the nation
is prepared for the disaster ?
From Odessa, reports are that Trince Men
shikoff is scarcely able to find food for hisiue;i,
and he very earnestly entreats reinforcements
of men and provisions.
The hopes of peace are becoming beautiful
ly less. Tlie lius ian Government is extreme
ly desirous that hostilities should he suspend
ed while negotiatiug for peace were going on,
to save Sevastopol from ruin.
Tlie Bologne Gazette publishes advices from
Berlin, stating that in diplomatic circles no
doubt is entertained that Russia and Austria
will come to an agrsement on the freedom of
the Danube and cessation of the Russian Pro
tectorate in the Principalities.
Yours, truly, .
The election for Mayor and other city ofn
ce'ra took place in Lancaster on Tuesday. X
despatch received last night at .nine o'clock,
announces the election of Mr- Allbright, the
Know Nothing candidate for Mayor, by a ma
jority of '2G0 votes, over Mr. Kieffer the 'Fu
sion' candidate who was supported by the
"old line" Whigs and Democrats, backed hy
the rummies and Catholics. The combination
was a formidable one, but the invincible and
ever victorious "SAM" came out of the con
test with Hying colors ! The "old line" poli
tical tricksters, and their allies the rummies
and Jesuits, have been emphatically crushed
out, and the cause of Americanism and Tem
perance nobly vindicated 1 The election was
warmly contested, and there was great turbu
lence and excitement at the polls all day, but
"Sam" nobly stood his ground and proved
more than a match for all the elements that
were combined against him! Lancaster has
now taken her position among the American
cities of the Union. Telegraph.
Arrest for Polygamt. Peter Lane,
member of Pehams's Burlesque Opera troupe,
was arrested on Saturday evening, at the Ad
ams Ilouse, on the charge of indulging in one
more wife than the law allows outside of Tur
key and Mormondom. It appears that Lane
ma'rried, on Tuesday last, in this city, Ann
Colh'113. a member of the troupe. It further
appears that Peter married, on the 12th of
July last, at Philadelphia, one Ann Miller.
The latter arrived in town on Saturday after
noon from Philadelphia, and proceeded at
once to the Adams House. The scene which
followed was more earnest than agreeable.
The two wives and one husband made so Sig-'
nificant a demonstration, that the police of
Station Ilouse, 4 were called in. Peter was
taken to the Station House, where polygamy
was charged upon him. He denied the corn,
whereupon his first wife produced two letters,
written in this city, on Jan. 9th and and 30th,
addressed to her as his wife, duly signed a
her husband. The case is a queer one ana
will be duly treated in the legal way. Boston
Daily Bee, 5lh.
"SAM" IX OREGOX TERRITORY.
Km ftta .rat. political revolutioni'zcr,
who is here, there and everywhere, is flourish-
away off in Oregon, me Oregon peviu,y.,
the 'first- paper ever printed on the Pacific
coast, has for its motto, "Freedom from aUff;,
eign influence, in this our own dear native land.
And nearly every article in its columns is in
laudation of the principle thus set foith.
any body can tell where "Sam" is not, witnm
the bounds of the republic, we should like the
place to be pointed out. Telegraph,