The Erie observer. (Erie, Pa.) 1859-1895, July 23, 1859, Image 2

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13. F. fiL.O.ALW, editor
Timm it so ma YICAIi za AD44114L
State Democratic Ticket.
701 i SITILTITOR assta.u.,
. ,111
As n good many of our friends bare ex
pri,sed some anxiety aN to the reasons
which controlled the Post Master General
in abolishing Distribution dulls. at the Erie
Post 11 —andas &paper in this city, not,.
riously established 'to disorganize the Detn
«vatic party, and play into the hands of
the opposition, has given currency to the
slander upon the Post Master and the ad
ministration, that the order was issued
co.sequenec of a leant of can ti,
Master, and as an act 0 - punts/intent t. him fiar
some fancied dertlettou hi.rt - etaliv to tde Ad
nwastration,"—we have deemed it no more
than an act of justice to the P. M. General,
a- well as to ourself, to lay the following
letter from that official relative to thomat
ter before our readers. The letter is n pri
vate one, but under the cfrcumstances we
think the P. M. General, as sell as the
friend to whom it was written, . rill deem
it lo breach of confidence to give it publi
cation :
Post I .l .Filel DEPARTMENT,
July 9, ItLl9,
is . Your letter to the President, of
t he 15th ult., in reference to the discontin
uance of distributic4l duties at Erie. Pa., has
been referred to this Department, and
regret that an earlier answer has been pre
vented by pressure of business.
- The order in question was a part of one
withdrawing distribution from thirteen offi
ces, situated in twelve different States, and
but the initiatory step to the gradual re
duction of the practice of distribution, it
not its final extinction as a part of the postal
system of the country. That this class of
offices were too numerous, and that in con
sequence of the increase of population and
the great improvements of modern times
in the mode and speed of mail conveyances,
many of them had not only ceased to be
useful or necessary for the purposes for
which they were designed, but had become
positive obstructions to the expedition of
correspondence, were facts apparent to the
Department for many years, and had at
tracted the attention of several:of my pre
decessors:with a view to an abatement of tlie
evil, but the usual pressure against the de
privation or curtailment of privelege and
emolument has hitherto deferred action on
the subject.
The location of distributing offices has
never been fixed at points tpecially favor
able to the interests of individual states.
their functions affecting the mail interests
of the entire country as one community,
altogether independent of geographical
lines—in fact the mails of a district imme.
diatelt CeutiSOUCR4 -to .o...diaZ4l.l4iia 91% 0 4 4 1
of remote places, and so far from the citi.
zens of cities where such duties are per.
formed being benefited by, or interested
in them, not one in a hundred know that
they are so performed. The Postmaster
and his assistants are the only persons de
riving advantage from the operation called
"distribution," and from, them all the
position to a change originates.
The discontinuance of distribution from
one office does not, as you suppose, trans
fer the same labor and expense to another
office; thefewer there are of such offices the
greater is the extension of the practice of
dowt mailing, and a consequent diminu
tion in the amount of distribution coin-
It is estimated that one fifth of all the
I.o,tage (nearly several million of dollart-)
- ou letters , passing through the mail Is alr
bed in distribution commissions, Now it
IN evident that if the area of our Republic
was less extensive, so us to admit of tin cv
: change of mail, each office with every other
office, without the intervention of distribu
tion, this large amount would be saved.--
so admitting that the vast extent of our
country requires some distributing offices,
vet in proportion as the number islessencml
and the range of direct mailing extended.
would the saving be in distribution com
*D: and as distributing offices are locatod
without referrence to state lines or inter
ests, so in taking tlrent up the good of the
whole service only is taken into considera
tion. Respectfully,
Your otet. Servant,
.1. ITOLT.
Hon. Lazo t.s) I'l.o/um
Franklin, Pa
Mr The Cleveland -Vatiosat Deporrai re
bites the fact that upon the arrival of aim
Packet Neon at that port on blonday morn
ing last from Port Stanly, C'. W., she tworliot
sixteen fugitive slaves, who had escaped
from the South at varions Periods within
the last two years, and who had been liv
ing at the negro settlement at 'Chatham,
Canada West. Becoming weary of Cana
dian bastions, wilth to many blanks, em
braces the exalted liberty of going insider,
yuately clothed, and of being nearly nerved
to death, they were about to return to the
Nouth, preferring phintation life to the re-,
sponsibilities attendant on a state of exis
tence for which cirettmstances have rem-,
dered them peculiarly One
family, consisting of a cokired man, hiss
mother, wilecand three children, who es
caped from near Paris, Kentucky, about ,
one year ago, niter the expwinnosafibrded:
by a hard Csigadiatt winter be it to sigh .
for their "Okl Kimble/4 . end
short time ao they worte to Oak. agester
informing himof their desire to etituluoitut
requesting him to meet them at ClevAintd.
When they.atriried as thePachei thair\i
muter seas *we to meet them, sad
expressed their liadaol6oll et tiler •
in a smusservideittieinted*sincere regard
fax him.
whose hisek ault*tbigliifie • but
strange contrast withherht
driven mow, took =,„ • .' I
mind in regard . •
talk about their freedoms ere4 s t
ins wi th a estsAbesei ;•
ter in the direction marked b *
wake) bent I'd a beep leveyer
tionSdows bs ok Yberstack."
Hon K isys Sfis. es. —There s probably
a nominal rt•publican majority i the On
stittitiona4 (I,.IIVVn (ion of Kart. thottgh
we arc not yet advised •
political cLissitieat ion of o to
what we have learnd, how': ; it ld
have been a, well for the ; itians ad
their rietor) been a tie so t
the leading republican paper of the Terri to.
IVe allude to the Lawrence Herald. *;/'
.Nir demi the last.numher of which discusses
the rest*• orVie ejection at considerable
length, exitiolgu t tiiiig asAillowat
•W e conscious that we shall be charged
with a ilesire to play into the hands of the
democracy, because of this article. Our
design is to show our friends in the States
the or, .ttreandi (?) of the republican party
in Kansas, and to show how much has been
gained by proving taboif. to pledges, and
organizing a new party with new tests, for
the purpose of g ivin g •skid and comfort' to
a party outside of Kansas. We mean to
say further. that the late vote is significant
of the future, and renders the prospects of
a final democratic triumph more than
probable. and the sending up of n demo
cratic delegate to Congress in the fall, and.
finally. one democratic Representative and
two democratic Senators to Congress, under
our State organization."
I K course this frank statement of the
-state of things in Katis4u, will not be sweep
table to the party which owes its origin
and gorwth almost wholly to the unfor
tunate Kansas imbroglio., But it is a state
of things to which that, party may as well
adapt itself. We wondei if the republican
leaders will be as anziowifor the admission
of Kansas at the next 4-tion of Congress
as they have bet , n at foiller sessions.
VS. WO. a,. ee with ''. the Washington
11 , nstautieri, that in eider ~to steer clear of
the ultraiscinilVongressional interposition
for the pro ection of slitie property in the
Territorie' on the ineNCind, and 'squatter.
a nvereigty. on the ether "it is only neces
sary that we rharleaton convention should
reaffirm anti readvpit thf Cincinnati plat
form. This will the o'll, complete and
aufficient. It ha, net all tho exigencies
of the past, and, if faithfully adhered to,
will ineet all exigencies In the future."
DS_ Previnu4 tn'the - preparation of the
recent °el la' 1 leter to °Or minister at Ber
lin, instrupting him to tAernand of the Ilan
°vernal' ger merit the surrender of Wil
liam Ernst. attorney fit•neral Black, at the
retitle.; ,ft I President' rendered an opin
inn in the• •., mikintnitig the general right
of expatrin • as inedntestible, and that
in regardX the protection of our citizens
In their ra:ghts, at hOrtie and abroad, we
have no law which div ides them into class
es, or makes any diffe4enee whatever be
tween them—that a nlitive and a natural
ized American citizen nry therefore go forth
with equal security ever every sea and
through every land under heaven, includ
ing the country in wbirh the latter was
born—either of them May be taken for a
debt contracted or a clime committed by
him, but both are a... , utely free from all
pcpliticel oliii4gations t • ' every eountry but
their own. Ther ar
zenz, *nd thew clelu
to theigovernment o
In .1 ucl ge Black '944
gov er4 men t cannot j
Ernst by sbow•in4 th
can also be proved t
of czyntriation d4pet
ereign, and this WI
no man can establish
te r - The duel betweet' Mt. Ct. Jennings
and Mr. F, JI. Alett, the peppery
Richmond editors. was quite an absurd af
fair shot, were exchanged ert
Neither brave wag injured. An "Au
thorifive statement of the meeting will be
published," the {Pug says: 1t is to be hoped,
if this "nut hen tiestatetuent" should see the
light, it will lend to a triangular duel he.
tween tite Editors of the three Richmond
papers,tuid that it may prove fatal to all. Du
els between limb mond Editors have become
such an in.u'rerable nuisance, that any
thing that sll abate them. ; will reoeire:the
apiirobation of the cottatry .1
filar The Committee
the calling or the Ch ,
will meet at
fix upon the time The
it prolitalle that it wil
which it earlier than th
wa• held, but which
to avoid the clitreme
Southern eily„
A t t.h.kalooa. it ) aung °mail
who-e litt-Landcaute h tl6 drunk the oth
er day Aook (loon the x goad, and eh:ta
t-134.d him most ions!) —until he prom
not to do wt again. Re laid the blame
upon a Mend nth* asked him to dnnk.—
She whaled hint again for not having sta
bility to refuse. i The nett day she learned
that it Was a female that he had been
with at a dance 1i0n44 , , a hen she gave
him another lathering. which qo affected
the po4 ;fellow that he has not been seen
in Oslcaleoso vineei
sir °aft extraordinary elopement • took
place frr Gaines , Orleans county, Ne!
. Vioik s trie 4ib. Two juveiiiies, name
litarieteUsins and Mrs. 'oily Burgess, each
about iittity years of a_ ,atots, away at tea
o'clock at night and w married by the
Rev , . Mr. Koeler. y ! l ad 4* 11s.ed . *
contempiation for sm. Limo, but wore re
strained by their .
Theftit, te a ton g. 'S. Y.,
hide a renatirlt priarepatruik
other. Otte nit.t.hosn got ttiartied a a Hott
time since. and hiq cotapentona boatired
the erent itlitylnir Oito hitCheilehani
-be; and needy drq*D i o- thina sad, his
sir The Marysville 17wpm/describe/Nth.
„following rometitie itteident *shaving hite
... .1. , •
ly so,ciTeci „Su_t.l4 Kora 4, ..
A wealthy Fronehinali of *ii. city.; rtio
lorigaee. quit Faux* in iion. of fortune,
kft an oalyienn behind.- . lie taw inkinn)
idrayed tai w i et rompoxid, :d a p
eartira i
bank.,n2 ,uownroboothis
ile was nowhere to found, alth 4 40
linittre onn=4 ....a. frollkrsiP, ,
at l's!`" 4 by e ',io.4.-- -
Most Important Foreign News !. Lbw
pension of Hostilities ! Probable
- -e• still Jskit 4 11
- M. -, = TV s
lie stitit v ;lip Mr' a:odb le
wile Live data th . ... h
?he Fwito*and Ci 'of ascialter'''.nrrt ) 'end'
t o
0 4 on thilltik mid t pa a ille 101.
On I liel . th Inst. the perm of the 'Trench
telegraphed to the Empress that an
had been concluded between the Entperdr
Austria and himself, and that commissiaers
bad been appointed to settle the clauses and
duration of the armistice.
.v.Zisit Patin Monikeur asywit is measemenr that
the public should not misunderstand the extent
of the armistice. It is limited 1 1 71 8, to a IMP
laxation of hostilities het ween the which,
though leaving the field open for negotiations,
do not enable us forum present to mate how
the war may be terminated.
The London Times believes in peace, andre
marks before the truce has ended, the French
army will be refreshed and reinforced.
A Beet of gun boats will - be ready upon the
isike that surrounds Mantua, and a great army
will be ready to make its descent upon the
shores of northern Italy.
Broken and dispirited as Austria now is, she
, is better able to fight at this moment than she
will be at any future time. -We believe, there
fore, in peace, and we believe that the path of
peace will be smooth to her, for the Emperor
has won the itdvantage which for the moment
he proposes to himself,
If this war between France and Austria is
ended France comes with tremendous power out
tittle conflict, while Austria and Europe will
look on with increasing interest, touch meditat
ing on the future, while she rests upon her
Paws, 9.—The Monitenr of to-day says the
armistice was signed at Villafranea on the Bth
between Marshall Valliant and Boron liens. Its
term is fixed for the fifteenth of August. It
stipulates that merchant vessels without dis
t inction of flag shall be allowed to navigate the
Adriatic unmolested.
t~caoaay.--The London 3%mea in a city ar
ticle gives information obtained through a per
fectly legitimate financial channel, respecting
the Emperor's intentions in regard to Hungary
through the agency of KOSalatik, who had an
interview with his Imperial Majesty before he
left for Italy, when the Emperor agreed to give
Kossuth a corps d' armee, and arms and aunt
nition to any extent requested.
It was settled that the Emperor should issue
the first proclamation to the Hungarian nation,
and that this should be followed by one from
Kossuth, that in consequence of Hungary ris
ing and freeing herself from Austria, France
should be the first officially to recognize the
independence of the country, and then would
obtain the same recognition from her allies ;
that the Emperor should allow Hungary, with
out interference on his part, to choose her own
form of government, and to elect as her Sover
eign the person she may deem most advisable.
That the Emperor should place 8,000.000 f
at Kossuth's disposal, the nuinagementof which
Kossuth having declined to accept, has been
placed under the Hungarian commissioner
now acting at Genoa.
In Kossuth's proclamation to the Hungarins
be never. speaks of Austria, but the house of
Hapsburg, whose expulsion he says is the
mission of the Hungarian nation.
He asserts that he will be supported by a
power which ten years ago replaced the house
of Hapsburg on the throne.
FORZION News.—The Washington brings
one day's later news from Europe, the details
of which are given elsewhere The attitude
of Prussia is still doubtful. It is claimed
both in Paris and London that ger position
will be purely defensive, and that pnless the
soil of Germany be invaded, she will not min
gle in the war. On the other hand, there is a
report that GARIBALDeR corps has already
violated the Tyrol, and that Price WINDeiCH
GRATZ has gone to Berlin to call the attention
of Prussia to the fact and to her treaty obli
gations under such eiacumstances. The arma
ment of the German Confederation is still
progressing, and the French are accumulating
troops upon the Upper Rhine.—An indicative
article in the Invalid Bowe probably speaks
iktbetninfrillei a in iite
nature of an ultimatum, and may be regarded
all a threat. Such an offer should not come
from a single power, but should have also the
indorsement of Russia and England. There
is also a curious rumor that if Prussia inter
venes. Russia will rake Austria off the hands
of France and leave the latter power with only
Prussia to contend against Mr. GAILLARDRT,
of the Cr/Helen' ded Mate Una*, writes that he
beard one of the most powerful and intelligent
of the Parisian capitalists offer, a short time
since, to belt a large sum that before the end of
October, the French would be in Berlin and
the Russians in Vienna! For himself, the
writer believes that Europe is on the eve of
speedy peace or a generst war; and that the
chances of the two are even. We are not yet
prepared to believe that Prussia is ready to
enter upon so great a hazard for so small an
interest at stake
'both American citi
ve allegiance is due
he United States.—
ion ,the Hanoverian
stify the arrest of Mr.
t he emigrated eon-
tit I tp:33 I
at the original right
• on the naturalsov
, I . ition be 15 sure
whO have in charge
estion Convention
in Deeenahet to
' 6Aie Ledger thinks
be called iu May,
Co* vention of 1856
• dvfsable, in order
hotit in June in a
A /3ncoriAs Pxonntrr.—The following
cartons paragraph is froth the Colognocor
res_pandellipot the Continental Review:
We may now afford to smile at the sing
ular prophecy of the Westphaltui shep
herd, who li red some ' hundred sad fifty
years_ ago, and who predicted a terrible Ea
ropesn war, in course of Width the Turks
should cool the feet of their horses in the
.Rhine. These things—thus 'runs the tra
dition—Were-to come to past when carriages
run without horses, and the Prussian sol
diers Were dressed like the soldiers who
crucified Christ. Carriages do runivithout
lioreeit, and the :Moue& of a Prussian sol
dlei, bi his funic and helmet, is in all re
spects' that Of a Roman legion But
the tOPetttiVitnhi, who speculated on this
singular prifiphecy, cool never reconcile
wit ft thOdieline. of the FiNnitisli power,
and the Manifest improbability of the Std.-
tan's troops csryin the standard of the
Protiliet td the banks of=hinet res =
for*" at Prance has
of ut:l Zona**, end that = i f
aims ssgoodltindensen wryer
in the streets or Stamboul.
was I.l4ll4ll rfeit ; Nara wilillegabioall lama:.
id , taleasnwediliateliill birliis4ll,biesi
in haa , Z,4 l , l t, i t ir thi
c i j=
oNarilei rt iL it he Washin , gton Bter (inkier" the; ' new ;;; g i ll amtii P op 1'
t ingninicli=li ca Ve TIM -1110nAlino.- u l i Tie .. • taw `
sine!' he sinieeositil ewe. or-tb* -I,l &ifiorordehogbasifter+losigririnfluabro
411 4 04 e.
WantieWit. ,Ft lade, bowereo; Illist" the' co 11 14 4 tian niiint IS , abeilkift
forties in the South 'interested in tbe ' i nd ; 1 ,„„i „,, k • . 0 .1. , • - •
*viral of** trade, are dobig their brat 1 , . L ...,, km - ' 7 r 7-4 77_ 1 • . ~,__- •
to leiniainame the aqtiorioffire Gerverntoetit r,F I '—'—'" 4 . 1 " 1 " 141 1114 %; I
Oidiels ohirged with the duty of guard big 42 lIC4 iikiltiliiiiirllir , Aim Simi! will
rino ecenta, a paying branch of the trade.
'far. Slt KLLS RZCONCILIATIO.N.--Of the re
ported reconciliation of Mr. Dam'. E.
SICKLE, and his wife. the New YOrk
bwie says
"The reconciliation between Mr. and
Mrs. Sickles was constunntated, as we are
informed, while Mr. 8. was residing at the
house of a freind on the Bloomingdale
mad, about half a mile from the former
house of Mr. S., which for some time past
Mrs. Sickles has occupied, either alone or
with some of the members of her own fam
ly. The suspicions of his host were excit
ed by the repeated
_absence of Mr. S at
unusual hours; and when he came in very
early one tilOrUillg he wa s interrogated by
the host and another friend who wa s pre
sent, and on his positively denying their
right to question him, and refusing to give
an explanation, they shook hands, with
him for the last time and he withdrew. It
is -41 id he has addressed letters to his former
intimate associates notifying them formally
of the resumption of conjugal relations be
tween himself and Mrs. Sickles."
The Washington correspondent of the
New York Herald says
"The freintis of lion. A. E. Sickles in
this city have learned that he and his wife
are about to resume marital relations, it
they have not already done so. It was ru
mored that be was about to sue for a divorce,
but that idea has been abandoned. The
fatuities of both put their heads together,
and: after discussing all the pro's and con's,
they Came to the conclusion that it would
be btittor for Mr. Sickles and his wife to
livetbgether again in peace and mutual
affection, burying the past in the grave of
oblivion. Both parties have agreed to this
step, and it is said their love is greater
than ever 'There is immense rejoicing
among their Mends, who have written
letters of warm congratulation."
g i
“Z 4.
Ufa of
it is too
Ear The loopool, Ittadiug, har tom grout
ing to us iaWj. 2t . is a capital serrpoltl%
but its politick ticiap •
air The Firer Presbyterian Church saline
is progressing litany. and gives indignant's of
being a splendid ear..
sir The Meadville papers do not runtish
us any infortuatiiist this week in regard to 1441
railroad ! What's up?
Sir Two men in the employ of 43. J. Morton,
on the Dock, were sun-struck on Tuesday.—
By the prompt application of the proper rem
edies they reeerared.
ber 41DDLS. MAIMIII it Co., of tb• Erie
City Iron Works, bare *slaked two passenger
ears for the Sunbury and Erie road. and have
an order for two more.
mar The Lancaster Union says the largest
harvest ever secured in that county is now
being garnered. It estimates the wheat at four
millions of bushels, and everything in propor
sar Monday last waa decidedly the hotest
day of the season. The: thermometer stood
one hundred In the abade. and if the day had
been a few hours longer, the mercury would
hare doubtless went up a good deli farther.
E ar The IT. S. Steamier woe in
on Sunday from a cruise to Buffalo, and left for
a trip to the Islands at the head of the Lake
en Wednesday. She returns in about two
weeks, and will then leasne for a long cruise to
Lake Superior.
sir We wilt pay a reward of $26 for such
information as will lead to the conviction of
the pereon who entered this office, on Friday
of last week while the hands were at dinner,
and destroyed one of the rollers of our power
press by cutting it op with a knife : „
gar Some old fogy is writing in the Syra
cuse Journal against the selection of pretty
women for wires by young men about to run
their heads into the auttrintoshd noose. Well
bet our Moe! pen against a dray goose quill
that he is blessed with a wife aiNgly as sin, or
that some pretty girl has given ltelhaatitten.
sar Our old friend Hamm Tsiamu, of Gi
rard, is annonsced u a candidate for site Leg
islature before the lieleiglibin convention. It
Henry will behave itimolAr, nail don't brag that
he can't be best, we do not know but we shall
let him be elected this year- w provided he gets
the nomination.
Sr We notice that 010. 8. ftwur, of Elk
Creek, announces hinistlf as s candidate for
County Commissioner, "subject to the decision
of the Republican Convention." For a man
who has been a Republican less than a year,
that is rather cool ; la'iu it, Genre:
aft„, Governor Packbe has appointed Bother
Hoge aid Col. James I:)..leaugherty, of Dam
Oda, and Nathan J. Mitehell, of Centre county,
Commissioners to examine the western end of
-- • -v. ...riralmoli t •
bor of Erie to Warren, now reported to be
graded and reedy for the iron. The Commis
goners will meet in this city on the 2d of -Au
w• believe we one, wrote Toledo down
as a ~h ard town," and here is proof that it
has not improved since. he editor of the To
ledo Blade having spoken somewhat plainly of
the shortcomings orPaul Edwards, Canal Col
lector at that port, the latter waylaid him on
the street, and dealt him a blow from behind
which knocked him insensible, and another
man, who came to the rescue of the editor, was
badly beaten.
sip We have not lees this week to reply
to the Gazettes rejoinder to our criticism upon
its article last week in regard to the rights of
naturalized citizetts, and the position of the
Democratic party is regard to Coligressiould
intervention. If the weather is not too hot; we
may devote a column or so in our next. lathe
mean time, we would simply say that our ea
temporary has completely changed the charac
ter of its changes,—or in other words, backed
out of the material allegations of its first ar
Qn litiosuiay eight a parcel of. rowdies,
—a class of whichthis oily appears to be well
supplied--made a eight of it by tearing down
awnings, destroying signs, and. in one instance
we have heard of, defacing the front door of a
private residence. In remarking upon this
state of affairs. the Gazette says !•useasurres
must soots he taken to *rush the atysteni *flaw.
Imam and disorder which appears to have
beep inaugurated." In view of the fact that
one of the Editors of the Gault*. is II leading
member of our oily government, we call this
rather cool. It will doubtless satisfy our oft.
hens who pay tastes to keep up sparse) ofueity
suckers," and nightly have their property de
stroyed, that at some fitting day—wisaa,
Lord only Imews--they ate to be protoetnie•
sir. In view of the prospective opening of
s portion of the Erie and Sunbury tomflti
few weeks, appthittrons for *Mg nitai It Si it'
as thick u pus hoppers in the 4fiettiii NAM,
as part of the einutty. The :,Itteatia" attire
road—wensn the "peculiar" firiener—were
sever so numerous as now. From riSeetwof
the wheels to couthOtor—Sht, N 101114,11114-,
to Station Agent-44 crry Is "trill. SIT•
We hope they will ail sueosid,,hr they ow all
sliver nillitwa--at least, “they my they are!"
ar In noticing the bet that tliCiVatren
County Bank has bees re - 4,44.. 11 *tit?-4/*
title orate giirosti )padorn itaaV the.Gosehe
says it "believes J. Y. Junes ie efidleuremeeest
with-i&" ellittenest would hid therteliso
er to infer that Mr. J. 4411 eptittfitOi With tttst
Oink wben lAA in .
Mr. J. bad Intim( team an easaimitioli
the Warren4loak long before it thileml,. and It
'What jest to Ids to ray tbst to lottriu . tifo.:
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hold la *Wow Nnendip,AP
aer The Harrisburg Mini •ooties an arti
i of ours last week, on editing a paper; and
laces it by saying that it wr bed hi
11 1 0 7 - friend
fiber U th
article * we ; hat's' we can
its one . 1 tykeif we
;sit il. sr
lis• Judge Run, one of the Judges of our
Supreme Court, came to town on Wednesday
and restutLued seer till Thursdsy. As the Judge
is oar of the Republlein candidates for Treat-
• I ; • Irti him surround
ed by the faithful, but swap ittSny they were
wonderfully cool end reserved twogirds him
What', the - matter!—brae elyneron got the in
side track in this "neck ofthe Woods ?" It would
seem so
sir We are authorised to say that the ru
mor that the Editor of the Express is about to
abandon the publication of that paper, for the
purpose of accepting the position ofbrakesman
on the Sunbury road is not true. The reason
that controlp him in this decisive is the same
as that which prevented his accepting the nom
ination of the Republicans of Warren for the
Legislature last fall.
par The Buffalo paper are disputing over a
story, to the effect that about a week ago a
German girl, fourteen years old, living cm the
corner of Geneses ami. Oak streets, in that city,
named Maurer, swallowed twenty-two needles.
Dr. Stork was celled and prescribed for her
The whole number passed through the process
of digestion in a few days, The Telegraph avers
to the truth of this story, sad publishes affida
vits in substantion. The basalt-re, on theeon
trszy, says it is all a humbug ; and we guess
it is right. ti. is ;aid the girl ate the needles
that she might be sick Lail escape working out
ill a servant.
ear Erie county is still ahead on the wheat
question. Last week we noticed the receipt of
a sack of flour nissubictured from Kentucky
White Wheat. Wee then Messrs. Caoren zg
BROTgIR, of the !Fairmount Mills, have shown
us a specimen of Erie county wheat, and also
one of Kentucky White wheat, and even to our
unprofessional eye the difference between the
two is plainly to be seen. The product of our
"Southern sister" was truly a fair article but
that of our own Country was - the best we ever
saw—large, plump and white. looking good
enough and tempting enough in fact to eat :
and proving, we may add, in this psrticular at
least, the superiority of free over slave labor
In this' connection allow us to assure our read
ers that Metestminitaimu k Dimmest are man
ufacturing this kind of wheat into flour every
day, and are reedy to fill orders either for
home or other consumption upon the moat
favorable terms.
P. 8 At last accounts Erie county and
Messrs. C. & B. were ithesd—taill we are "open
to conyiction."
air Erie has a "mystery" at last It is
the mystery of the mysterious chair, which the
owner of a building, not far from the corner of
State street and the Public Square, found in
one of his unoccupied rooms in the third story,
one day this week. The chair is a gdod)y ap
pearing chair—a handy chair—as handy, in
fact, as a "pocket in a shirt - -but, who owns
the chair? -Thereby bangs a tale. ' We be.
here the chair as, what _dealers call an "inva
lid's chair," which means that by a skillful t
of the wrist you can convert it into either
,sa -• gar occupant.—
Will some one explain the mystery—who owns
the chair
/fib• The liarrisburg L'nwa says there is no
class of peopL more frequently sneered at than
editors. It lie the easiest thing in the world
to charge the with being mercenary : to say
that such and, such an article was paid for :
that anybody can have anything praised or
shooed in a paper. if he will pay for it : and
says • wiseacre, every now and then. —lf I
had a newspaper here, would'ut I show the
people What an independent payer is!" Well,
my friend and pitcher, why not establish a
paper and •pitch into everything and every
body '. Nobody can object to your doing so
The papers that are in the habit of pitching
into everything are the easiest edited in' the
world. it is only well-practiced and matured
editors that possess that wisdom and true in
depeadence which consists In refusing to "pitch
in ;"• that manliness which can withstand a
'public clamor, that can scorn personalities, and
that can treat public questions with dignity
and soberness - that can alone secure respect
fir the press.
its What a dissatisfied set of mortals we
are. When it is cool, we sigh for warm weath
er, and when it is warm we're wishing it were
cool. What fine corn weather, said we to an
agricultural friend. the other day. it is too
dry, acid he—we want rain badly. Thai re
freshing shotier came down on
. .Monday night.
and we met the same man the next day. Fine
"shower that, last night, we remarked : it will
give the corn a famous start. Yes, said he, but
it is bad for wheat. And so it goes from week
to week never satisfied. never willing to ac
knowledge that “whatever ie, is right " If
there was ever such a thing as . "special prov
idences," the crop of grumbles would have
been out olir long ago.
C inotnnati Ex prose
It h IA o'elock in the morning, the hour that
%al ind I' ordinarily arias to breakfast. When
we 't?liNi . hi ails bight Express we take a
qiiiptaleeP estiaiding far iato the morning, and
Wilhedadscprerailo on oar landlady to muffle
the-door-bell lest it shenkt dishoh as, while
!h. site within view et the front door to receive
her 'deities, lid oars. it the breakfast table. ,
if we hime g nsse any particular characters on
the habaibe - night before, we make our adven
t truer with thaw •and their peenliarities the
Maple et cowitirsidmi: 1 1 121telnalus then gives
us out erniud_ list, In Buffalo for to-morrow
iteeitkr‘ ,1 4rtlr•iiolukkior. ittAtoiug to give .a
party; and wants it box of lemons—ditto of
swages, tin* &Wen pine-apples,' &c.. &c.
Mrs. Thichbroom gid not get enough silk for
her dreis it Orirtold's—he has sold the bal
itnce of : here is a matple—try and And
two yaUl-like it *• Buffalo. Mho Chickweed
wishes et imgownt to Oaklaad'y and get the
• in Tiolettitir looked :.t Its: week. Yon
knor,Witysi Wilhehnias (a little wickedly) that
Igliebst tidotaltme—to Cold 13prini—and then,
740 iteloPhst about few et lee aware@ to
Mak sad Yen tianside Melt. Old Mr. Whikle
"Ints".,_ , _lafesaita, i• * th aw* and got a box'
- Obolbiiiri ' tVi n ifflfig Olitment, and e
i • •
~' s W#Oirtre Mali Iteensiastor.—
sliatirkel hellitiMiatensereatium of articles,
imOingiallinn youponlistn•ilintredne at Barnum ,
deb.lifind and awe Ikon; 111 ibluesu, sad
" I=fre.
.._,4 i kikt& h .,ig.fisk,ead9 4 0 11 per funds' 1
!•104:41iliM f44oolfagli, :ha!, you irgi: 1
_Altroo4Pll4 aiWustinli at wing (Ur in
.oAtuft kiesenatientimweald mishits; from
taheatoodhantioa pie,- Oki lanes of hulks'
, 144111 0 .fi1l '11 i . ,,' id sit Mit..**—but -tlest
u ,r 1 141,44u hiftlif ffeit.intlit Wrested for the pith
ti id rod, pm4i.§." Mink* said this manaisg,
rifilaratboAiwilow friends, WWI Tot can
sa them" • Paul repind, dilliisietinies, Ili& '
damns, I think that the Old man who got on
the train at Westfield, and met an old friend
f rrsa
(whom he engaged i fter ' tion, and con
,eoruiPg wa ) ow,. re did not say so very
4 ° o * a tillog al The old man in reply
io a Ilnuislik by 'end, that they were
on tie deep h of li d would soon sleep
at *e fat, reidied i / apparent sincerity,
"My heavers, I hope so. I would'nt live my
life over again with he informal annoyance*,
and bothers, for the best kept(' in Chautatique
County." Breakfast over I enquired of Paul
the order of the day, and looking a his memo
randum book be says, ''Our squad drilla to
night ; we will miss that, as we go oat at
seven." You set.. Mr. nbarrorr, we arc "some
military"—we belong to Wayne Guards, can
march the required distance, and have teeth
sufficiently good to bite a cartridge. Wilhel
mina wishes to know if we have to march "just
so far" every drill night. and receives an af
firmative answer. She speaks of tiaribaldi's
fifty mile a day forced marches, and hopes
Paul and I. will never have to march so far, es
pecially if the weather is as warm as now.—
Paul. also, assures her that the Grand Surgeon
examines each man's molars before he iv re
ceived as a member.
In after-noon, -Dag," Paul and I went fish
ing. We dropped anchor opposite the mouth
of Big Cascade, and the way we hauled in the
fish was a caution •-to weakly minded people "
Off to oar right, Mr. Hennewsy and Lady were
seated in their pretty cockle-shell boat, with
their fishing apparatus working to its full ca
pacity. is a true sportsman. and long
may be •'fly in the wind." In, nearer the
shore, in the stern of his "dug -out, site "014
Ben" with his little old pipe in his mouth, and
his fishing rod in his band, motionless an the
,marble al the gates of—(I forget
the name of the place.) We sometimes think
that this old man, "the last of Perry's men,"
will he spared to paddle his canoe ut sad down
the Bay, as long as the black bass frequent
these waters To be sure, this has very little
to do with running a train of cars. But then,
you know, go many folk., are anxious :thou, the
location of the Depots, we thought we would
start once from the "Harbor. ' just to see how
it would seem
The trainfrom the west is late to-night—but
at last the whistle sounds—the train is here'
the "Comet - is attached, the bell rings, "all
aboard,' and late as we are, you can bet your
life, with Ike Barker at the lever, "if the han
dle dont break the beard is hound to come off,"
which being interpreted means, "we will be in
Buffalo on time. - This train left Cincinnati
at six o'clock this morning, and it is the one
that carries "the Southern travel It makes
but three stops on our road, and is the most
pleasant train to run that we have The gen
erality of the men of the south have that plain,
frank, open and manly address mu different
from the north. and the Ladies, (when alone
are requiring your attention to their baggage,
' your escort to the supper table, and ninny other
little nameless attentions which a faithful con
ductor knows so well how to bestow,) never
furyrt most cordially to thank you, and do not
seem like many others to think the favor shown
is on their side, in giving you an oPP o titutit7
to devote yourself to them. Paul was taken
aback ord. evening at Dunkirk. A woman from
his train, was going to a way station ..n the
Erie road, and in" re checking her I..iggage
(which 14 not done on the train for small way
stations; she experienced some annoyance and
delay. Shecame into the dining saloon a little
a...4.a. ......1 remwd.111.4.4 it• Peorl. • •Tl•• .....atn., tut
jrom Clevelind to Erie WAY very attentive to
me, and here I hare been left to my own de
struction ' Paul hail two or three ladies at
the table, who offered to excuse bun until he
calmed this excited individual "; he however
remarked to them that she was an old traveler
and could take care of herself She was simply
one of that class of individuals denominated
-sand-flies - by the train boys. I thought I
would play smart : and ..tiered my service to 3
yaukve girl at Dunkirk and she gave her head
a toss. and switching her crinoline, shereplied
pertly, -Thank you, sir, I've traveled enough
not to need your a"sistance." lo addition to
our Cincinnati folks we hare Chicago, and the
Wabash Valley represented on the train. Leav
ing behind time we are booming along at a
high rate of speed. A diminutive, weazen faced
man looking out of the window'until his head
swims, draws a long breath, and enquires in
a loud squealing voice, ••Alassy sakes:if we
should run off the track neow w-h-e-r-e would
we go to "" Gruff fellow with a head shaped
likealenion, hair combed down and cut straight
across in front, as though t he barber had crowd
ed a crock over his head, and cut by the rim,
seems annoyed at little man's remark and re
plies, "Most probably you'd fetch up in some
out of the way place beyond the reach of your
friends '• Round faced fellow, jolly but sappy,
remarks atwe tear off his ticket. -Don't :pile
my tikit, I paid fourteen dollars for it. and
your terin on it : yer wont leave me enough to
git home with, - and then he haws, haws, haws,
and looks around him, and seeing no one in
clined to laugh at his ,r./..!/ remark, he concludes
that his neighbors dont know stew goods when
they see them; and subsides. A little further
on—a double seat and a sight familiar to us of
the train. A. young and care worn woman,
supporting the wasted frame of her husband,
pleads earnestly for Paul to -top at Ft
Her husband is dying The last resort—the
southern journey—has failed to have any good
effect on the doomed man : and, oh ! she wish
es so much be may reach their own home be
tore he dies. She describes the situation of
the house—their home--close beside the track.
Although the train is behind time, and we are
straining every nerve to make a connection.
Paul cannot deny this woman, nor resist the
anxious look on the face of the dying man.—
We reach their borne—Paul and I carry him in
and lay him beneath his own roof. and three
days afterward in passing R— with thetrain,
we see a group of persons with uncovered heads
surrounding a mound of fresh earth in the vil
lage church-yard, and the bands of the solemn
man of (104 raised to Heaven, and we know
that our passenger has reached the end of life's
journey and is at rest. A bewildered looking
Cell, -with a large arid dirty family has just ex
changed his checks with the checkman who
passes on, The man is sweating like a saw
asgo-stuffer, has his checks in one hand, his
tattered and torn tickets in the other, and a
puzzled look on his countenance. He yells an
imprecation at the crying children, looks at
the cheeki6 thief at the tickeis, and now at the
retreating ehotktima, and proceeds to scratch
that heed of his In vain effort at a solution of
the quandary he is in. We take his tickets
and discover that they are from the Wibigh
Valley end bike him to New York by the Erie
road. He salutes us with "Koppel', will yea
phut* explain 'ail me what I'm to do; tietirane
the luggage, and the childer and the tickets,
rte all through other." We set the Cek right; -
explained everything partiesdarly to him, and
saw the entire fentilt off the train a Ibuskirk,
mid theta treat to On going through
the train Aar leering Dunkirk, toehold this
Interesting tastily la loather coach of the same
'train. We viannoe describe to you the wails
they setup at the discovery of theirigunder.
The Whet easturenoed sweating, and his ami
able looking motipadon began to "bate the
eididerby way'ofirearsitan." At Silver Creek
we unloaded them to return to Dunkirk on
nest train, and we must say the chances were
in favor of their again passing that station
An old lady sits behind this party inunrhin,
popcorn and earryiag a vagabond lookin g ell ;
on her lap, which swaps at Paul as he nis c h,.
for old lady's ticket. About this time art ode,
fills the ear strongly suggestive of skunks to
the vicinity. These offensive animate come up
out of the swamp. at night, and if the night it
cool, take s position oa the rail, which yet re
tains the hest of the sun, and dazzled with the
brilliant light of the lamp of the approachin g
locomotive remain until struck by the pile?
and directly a sens e of their presence is a tt.
Need throughout the train. Oldcouple hehlud
commence to smell and suggest to Paul the pr,
priety of putting out old lady's dog, as h e has
been killing skunks. a Old lady ftsres up, " s o
we pass along leaving them to blaze away et
each other. Paul reaches his hand to the next
man for his ticket the man rises to his feet,
grippe Paul's dexter and gives it a hearty
shake, with • 'show, d'ye do." .prestuni ag et
course that the conductor was some old acquam
twice whom he had forgotten. Paul asks ter
his ticket and receiving it panne oa. Man re
marks, -Terrible warm time of it; Yes, Dry
Yes ; Seed. rain ; Yes ; Grass is light Yes
Frost do much damage 1 Yee, killed all th e
children in Chautauqua County under two year,
of age. No' Yes." Old Lady nays, "Mare)
on us! killed the children l" and then looked
affectionat e ly at her mangy looking cur till
lady with pug nose and Iron rimmed spectacle ,
replies to Petal's request for her ticket—"l e.,
I've got a ticket to Buffalo, but I &Int gout
give it up 'till I git my chist." We explain,
remonetrate, but she holds the ticket tight Sod
says, "You &int a pin to tome any of your de.
lewsions over me, i tan tell ye; I've beard tell
all abeout ye ; Ind'eu Jeremiah tell me lieu. t
to des, and to be kereful ! He's been deowe
twice store." At last we get the ticket h)
making her understand that it is the check
she is not to give up before receiving her baggage
Man carrying an infant. „and endeavoring with
a bottle of milk with rubber top to supply the
place of a mother. You can read the story 111
he gazes in that infant's face and traces the
features of its abseiq mother. She has died in
that far off visceral country, maybe from the
lack of the comfort of her Old New England
home, and he is taking the child to its grand
Parents ; and poor Ilan, when he has fulfilled
her dying charge in regard to the infant. y,,e,
will see him returning alone. Ood be wok
him in his terrible privation A woman will.
fare dreadfully scratched and bruised holds 't
child tight in her arms and sits in an absent
mood save when the train thunders user 1
bridge or rounds a curve, and then the expre--
sion on her face is one of wild anxiety. She
and her child escaped with their lira in that
terrible accident which occurred the other day
on the Michigan Southern load. She inform
us that three hours after she was taken from
the ruins, her child wits found safe and
jured clinging to the body of is dead woman
and then whispering to Paul, she enquires .;
he considers our bridges quite safe Twe
Milesians in seat together tine rises. -Mr
Kundoolttlaet could yes lit the two of us g,. ,
Itoonkerk for a shillinr No you must
the regular far,'. -Oh, bad cess to yet
yet hard.' and then they pay. Behind are
returning gold seekers from Pikes Peak a o
sling on a pass. dirty. ragged. sunburnt 41.1
penniless—but "satisfied. We are to the
coach and now the rain begins to poor I.
outside and in comes a bruised. Longed e ,
tuokeng man from pie hind platferm a elan.,
at hits and smile others we hole ti..l yet t...
ed shows them lobe trout the -titan id Ike
They are as plentiful to-night .14 a• t
dear lit tle consolatory bullet ins nlprogrer.eme.
eastern papers announcing weekly the -coh.l.
lion' . of Charles SUMAC!' and Theodore Parke,
Irishman and his wife got on at Westfield at I
want to get oil at Salem We dont .rep at
lent; woman says we must stop at Salem. site
Ines there Paid tells them there is ho tor to
talking we are behind time and ~nut •:, t ,
and would'nt stop any way Theft cane
volley of abuse front them which conituued
until we reached Dunkirk, and aathey
off the train and .•struck out" in the RP] ior
walk of some miles. the woman turning to
and shaking her fist at huo sail, —Condooktet
I do hope til (lady u'le brake your neck before
you get til Buffalo. and then spit venomously
at hint. Paul replied It is a wet night and
dark, pick your steps, keep out of the cattle
guards, and 'lest we may never see you again.
we hid you an affectionate Farewell. Fare
well echoed Nicodemus
.01.1.1.i . NT STAND nit DOCTORS.--Jolty -
since an old revoluntionary soldier, named
Benj..) ohnson , of Milford. Mass., wat—tru,
by lightning, but not killed. For is i
(lays he was insensible, when two doctors
were called, who said he would die. Jut
at that moment his speech came to him snd
calling his wife by name he said, "1 hJi
stood mnnon and musket balls and bay oil, I
and I can stand Mwider and ItgANny, It Ow
doctors will only let me he! - -and
enough he recovered.
When Napoleon was riding to (lai
ana he saw an Austrian lieutenant dying
by the road aide. He ordered hi:,
to be attended to, and, the dying man
having taken his watch from his neck. pla
ced it, together with a locket and a ring
in the Emperor's hand, begged him to sena
them to his young wife according to an
addrees which he gave. The Emperor
promised to do so and sent them by a special
messenger that very evening to the neare,4
outpost of the Austrians.
iolk. Men will sooner give large sums tu
erect nation:eats, and endovrbospitela, an
blaton their names, than a crust to the miser
able mendicant, asking alms at their doors.
••cup of cold water in love," will be more
favorably registered by Deity, than million•
expended under the /attune* of Tufty.
pg.- It is rumored that tie Pike's Pesters
managed to deceive Greeley in respect to the
richneal of some of the diggings he leas ex
amining. by ebppmp void chat into their d, , .
boxes and washing it out in his presenc
imams asavurs CLUMMUTIitIi
a Coma Trams onto L 'by the Soh'
Pooremer of tie Original Owl moot 0.
tioul“lr fa ail Lamers litarde and k
he at _ wed It otthe mow. -
nsas asaktai am, bat time beat tb•
dation kW yeas; both la Prams art ameriea, o at
ileatooo en** atalt ; .04 lit rd
away Atwood lollies who biro atamt Ma* to Pate the
pima public. tor the olleeleithea ot those letithelag !rum to
innolguiaritina wbatager ashupa i aa as to am"'
to thane hdhs 'Meshsslti wilitaot panto ea
hata7. Ptslassakhatalsa, ss thaw ssaiss , °‘
tamasst". • so, are costumed spawn win thus. pile
that Plitslotte aa the proprietor ammo so rupsaatt.”
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would wrest &Xi .Is.hl.fto tbihelatb ; olistrabs three
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for iota by Cali= i OILMEN
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hasigetaat N lias as, olasil—fsjsraraaslag seed and
smily vita assalarlal solseity awl psnoaarst react
add Ipy CAIIIPII2 220, Lis. A.
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sowirgerfebbhio oat tobodliabbe oweelbooes. Toe 01l or
vase isaatler bow protiscod. It mat be eosi
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