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Wednesday, Jaw 18, 1860
Te citizens of Pennsylvania who are opposed to the
principles and measures of the .present National Ad.
ministration, and tattle eleithirrof:men to.oMce who
sustain those Principles and meamires, are requested
to meet in their respective counties, and to elect Dele
gate. equal in number to their representatives in the
()extend Assenitify; to a PEOPLOI STATA CONVENTION, to
be held at IIAWSOIII IO , on •. • •
Wednesday, February: 02d, 1560,
of 12 A. DI, M indicate theD clinic() for the next Presi
dency, nominate-a-candidate Ter Governor, form en
Electoral Ticket, appoint Senatorial Delegates and to
designate the time and mode of electing District Delo:
'gates to the National Convention, and to transact map
other business as. may be deemed necissary to anente
swears at the General Flectlema,-- ,
Chairman People's Executive Committee.
At a meeting ()Utile Standing Committee
of the,PeoPles patty of Cumberland. County
held at the public •house of John Hannon is
Cailisle . ontlonday the 9th January, .1860
the following resolution was adopted, viz:
&solved, That the citizens of Cumberland
County, who., are opposed to the principles
and measures of the present National Ad;
ministration, are requested to meet at the
usual place of holding electiens.in their re
spective Boroughs, %Yards and Township on
Saturday the 4th day of February ncalTly
tween the hours of 2 o'clock P. M:'and 8
clock P. M. and to appoint delegates to re•
present them in County Convention to be
bold in the Court Housein Carlisleon Tues
day Me 7th day of Febryail, next at.ll o'.
-clock A. IL-for the .purpose of-appointing
delegates to the People's State Contention
to be held in Htirrisburg on the 22d of Feb
ruary next to nominate a candidate for Gov
ernor, forth an electoral ticket &c.
JACOB BRETZ, Chairmtie,,
The Contested Seat.
. We understand' that Mr.' WILLIAM ALLIsom,
Our candidate for the Legislature, last fall,
bad it in contemplation to 'contist the seat of
Mr. Pewee, on the ground of illegality:in the
election, at the Newville District; but, on con
Bultation with his 'friends, he concluded to
abandon it.' This case presented very strong
grounds for investigation, and if the Legisla
ture aro bound by•tlio precedent set in the
case of Magee and Beck, the Newville returns
would undoubtedly have been set aside.
It is Unfortunate for the gposition in Penn
sylvania, that they are entirely too magnani
mous in such cases. Had the vote in the
NOWTHI6 district been - ihe• - roverse:of what • it
was, the other side would have forded an in
•oitigation without any compunctions of con
science. We had abundant evidence a that
in the recently contested ease of County Coin
of the York Republican, lies sold the establish
ment to Horace Bonham, Esq:, who will con
duot the paper in future. The Republican has
been a zealous advocate in the cause 'of the
peeple, and we' are happy to know that its
As an.eniiiest of this, the new editor has
placed the zinnia of Gen. SIMON CAMERON at
the head e his paper, as the candidate for the
Presidency, subject to the decision Of the
tional Convention of the People's Party.
DESTRUCTION OF THE NAIL FACTORY
♦v DUNCANNON.—The Nail Factory of Fisher
Morgan & Co., at Duncanncin, in Perry coun- .
ty, was destroyed by fire on Monday night of
last.week. Loss about $25,000; insured in
Philadelphia. The rolling mill and bridges
were saved. The origin of tho fire is unknown:
The factory will bo immediately rebuilt. The
loss will fall heavily on the workmen engaged
in the factory, as severe( hundred are thrown
out of employment. •
• tgi..'A number. of southerners have had
their daughters at that excellent school in this
State, the Bethlehem Female Institute, but
since the late John Brown „excitemept, many
have been withdrawn. Five young ladies from
Mississippi were Lakin away on the same day.
The loss will be, undonbtridly, altogether on
We sea, also, that Dr. Case, until recently
Primldea of an Alabama College, near Salem;
bee been compelled to leave the_ South, on ac
count of the excitement against the Northern
Ax Eomesx.—The total eclipse of the sun,
on the 18th of next July, will be a very im
portant one to the scientific 'world. The Di
rector of the Dorpot ObserValory was the first
to remark.that at the moment of observation,
four of the principal planets—Venus; Mercury,
Jupiter and Satrun—wlll appear in the eclipsed
min as a kind of rhomboidal figure ; a pheno
menon of such'extraordinary rarity that Many
centuries will elapse before its repetition.
110.. The proposed subjection. of free ne
groes to slavery in the Southern States, is
arousing increased and gratifying opposition,
and in quarterti even supposed to be deaf to
any appeals of justice or conscience in behalf
of this poor and despised race. Judge Krum,
of St..Louie,la prominent lawyerend a lead-.
log Administration Democrat, follohing the
lead of Judge Catron, of Tennessee,.has 'putw
lisped an able and most earnest remonstrance
against the bill to enslave the free colored
people of Missouri, now before the Legislature
of that State. The Missouri bill is more bar
barous and autamaryn in its provisions t,
that proposed for the same Purpose in any
A11.0131118110P Huones' Onaex.—His Grace,
the Archbishop of New York, has issued an
official circular to the clergy and laity of the
'Amish Diocese of New York, informing them
that he . has chosen the Miami °Wan' Record,
owned and published ,byldr. John Mullaly, as
the organ of the Diocese. His Grace gives
the Record a foist -rate notice, and says that he
has made it his organ on condition that it shall
not at any time identify itself with any poli
tical ptmty in the United States. It is to be
Supported as a merely Catholic paper;although
there is no restraint with regard to general
nears or qUestions of public interest whether
in Europe or America, but the Archbishop
deems it altogether inhuedient to blend two
elements so' essentially disconnected
. air reli
gion and politiis in the same journal. .
DEATH OF LORD MAOADLEIr.
By the arrival at Halifax, on the ifultinet.,
of the ateemsbip Europa, we learn4he diath
of Lord MACIAULZY,'the eminent British histo
rian and statithinui:' A few years ago be was
raised to"the by Queen Victoria. He
was in• the 60th year of .his nge..
• Lord. Mac
aulay was never married, .consequently his
titiv becomes extinct; '
Chirilits J. Faulkner; of Vir
ginia, has been appOinted Minister to PetMee;
This Is abother defeated Congressman who has
been rewarded by the President, for hitt
glance to him.' Well; old Bitok . " sertainly
dimervesacime little credit for taking care of
A imoTsciiiv* TARIFF.
The time has now arrived when the interOsts
of the country imperatively demand the pal
sage,, by Congress, - of such a Tariff. ace, as will
give adequate protection to the industry of the
manufacturer, the mechanic, and workingman.
The National Treasury is l qn an impoverished
condition, and 'l3y . no other means will the
people consent to have its coffers replenished.
For the want of a Protective Tori, our mann.
factures languish, our.forges and furnaces are
closed,- and work -shops, for ; the most part,
idle. The " balance of trade beitig shiny's
against the United Slates, tlMprecious metals
, are regularly drained from us: and. shipy . cd to
Europe', to enrich foreign capitalists, Whilst
our own"artisans and mechanics are left to
• Such a state of affairs has existed toe long ;
the people. have suffered froni misrule until
forbearance has ceased to bo a virtue,. and now
they are speaking out trumpet-tongued, Even
in the South. for- so long a time tied to the
' chariet 7 wheels offrec-trade.; her statesmen and
'politicians, learning from sad experience the
fallacy and pernicious tendency of such doe=
trines, are now tiAvocatidkprotection to Ame
'lean interests; and in the passage of a just
and equitable Tariff net, tlLey will .go hand-in
hand with the representatives of the North.—
. Such a measuro wotrld tend to develop the re-
Jenrette of the country, encourage our manu
facturers, give employment, to thousands of
workingmen. build up a Rome Market for the
agriculturalist, and 'add to the strength .and
durability of the Uniom
On 'this vital principle, Pennsylvinia has
often been deceived and betrayed, even by her
own eons. • itleM„who Advocated' protention,
after being elevated to high positions, meanly
'falsified their pledges, or gave it a languid
and feeble support. They 'lave theiproinist;
. to the ear but broke it to the hope ;" and our
people will hereafter trust none but those who
are decided protectionists—whose principles
and honesty are well knoWn, find who can show
clean record upon this subject. The present
disastrous condition of the so-called Democra
tic party—its fallen fortunes, and its utter in
-ability to effect an efficient organization, may
servo as a warning to the politician. Its down
fall is mainly owing to the false professions
and shamelesi inconsistencies of its leading
- upon, this very measure. Out of office,
they. were Tariff men ; but, when power had
been secured, they basely deserted the cause
" of protection, and voted with its 'opponents.
The honest and intelligent.p.ortion of the dem
ocrats, seeing that the ancient land-marks of
the party have been abandon'Od,.and_that_ther e
is neither fuitht nor honor in their leaders,
• ionise longer: to submit to their dictation, and
thousands of them are ntw acting with the
People's party. By its hostile and suicidal
policy, that, once powerfor and triumphant
organization. has now in the House, at Wash
ington, but three Representatives .from Penn- -
sylvan ia—a number not sufficient . to' form - a
"Corporal's guard." Ho much (Or duplio i lty,
inconsistency, and betrayal of plighted faith!
Any one,. at all conversant with the state of
public feeling existing a this time, must come
to the conclusion, that in the next contest the
cElectoral vote of Pennsylvania will be given to
none other than a decided and rediatileVariff
man. Not a scheming politician, bidding for
ndmiuntion, and full of promi-.
sea, made only to bo falsified, but one whosi
• antecedents clearly show thitt he is, heart and
soul, a staunch protectionist. All other con."
siderations must yield to this gi'eat, cardinal
principlk . The people, at least in Penney
vania, wiltbave it so, and aspirants for Pres
idential honors must come out fair and square
in relation to this measure. It Is true, there
ate many other principles_of gieat importance
which now occupy the . public mind, and upon
all of which our nomineelmAtunhesitatingly
• 'define, his 'pbhition. But, we contend, that
first and foremost of all, is that measure which
contemplates Protection to thi'industriitrintir
ft eats of the American People.
We have said that the "balance of trade" is .
always against the United States, and that it
is impossible for our manufacturers to cam- ,
pete, successfully, with the pauper labor of
Europe. Here is the evidence: Tho annual
report, from the Treasury Department on the
Commerce and navigation of the United States,.
for the year ending June 80th, 1559, has been
published, and so far as official figures go, we
may see how the account stands:
The total imports amount
to • 11.438,761,130 , •
And the exports to 356,789,462
,of exports covet Imports,
amounts to .$16,021,332
But Included In the exports Is spode to.
• the atuount of 67,502,305
Which shows a balance against us of 039,480,973
The undervaluations of imported merchan •
dine, if estimated at 20 per cent., will bo be
low the reality. ^ This will add .to the official
balance $67,763,626. And if we add , to this
vast sum $30,000,000 for interest on Aniericon
stocks and on other American. property held .
in Europe, we shall find our commercial inter
course wiih Europe, for the last fiscal year,,'
has cost us $165,265,931.
Free trade is a somewhat expensive luiury
to the people of the United States. If the
statement' for the calendar year, which has
just closed, were made out, it would be found
oven more unfavorable. We are actually giv
' iug to the capitalists of Europe the whole pro
duct of 'our gold mines; and running into debt
at the sate of ti hundred millions of dollars a
• year, in order to afford Democracy the pleasure
. of starving American workingmen. vs
We hope..that as soon us Coigress shall be
properly organized, Some one of our members,
.Mr. Moans. or Mr. Covoni, for instance, will
introduce into the House such a bill Ili shall
be acceptable to every section of the Union.
The present time is auspicious for its passage,
the Southern Americans being drilling to unite
~ in its support, and if our friends do but urge
it with proper firmness, Iva have no 4c;ubt of
• a satisfactory-result.
lia,„ The Freeman', Journal (Catholic and
Democratic) publishuslite length th'e cones
pondence,between GriVriand Branch, and thus
handsomely complimerits ',the Pennsylvania
Bepreeentative We de part from our rule
now; to express our entire commendation of
the course taken by-Mr. Galtisha A. Grow in
'regard to Mr: D.ollBranch. These gentle.
men are known to their • respectiie -friends to
be men of determined physical courage, but
Mi. Grow has shown that he is equally pos
sessed of a higher quality of moral courage
His plea is not by any patine that hi is a non:
combatant. His answer implies , that ,he is a
thorough fighting man—but he dealinesvio-:
lating at once-the laws of the Christian relig
iOn, and the - lawiet his country, by accepting
the barbarous and unreasonable appeal to, a
deliberate trial of skill at murder. Mr. Grow
is a political opponent; but: we must say that,
in this matter, he has entitled himself to - the
Ilei.Peter . A. Browne, Esq., a dietinguished .
lawyer of Phila,4elphia for, many years, died
on' the 7th bust llamas s fiery eloquent man,
and took an naive part se a potiticjan In, the
National Ameriestriarty some years ago.
DEATHCOP THOMAS O..OEPICEIL
Many of the oardi tirade of this distin
guished artistAvill beai. of h is death, in Cali.
fornia, with painful' regrets. We knew him
intimately from boyhood, and for years, we
were inseparable companiene. His character
was manly and high-tonedopid his •prompt
ings, generous to ,a 'AlAbough his death
has.caused saddening reflections, it. affords us
socdo pleasure to know, that in that disbint
State, thorn was at least one, who bona ap
preciate his merits as an artist, and his char',
tinier as a man, as will be seen by ihofollow
ing notice of his, death in the Alta-Californian •
The Laic Tl►omas 14:91Beer, R.
Themald of art has sustained a great l9ss
in - 116• death of this artist, which took place
in this city last week. • Milt:Orman. was born
in the town of, Carlisle, Pennsylinnia, about
the year . 1810. His, talent for painting ex
libited itself at a very early. period. which
was encouraged by his friends, who sent him,'
to Philadelphia to pitrsue his, studies. He
there entered the studio of the celebrated,l
Sully. llis•4reat natural.lalente, added to
correct priamples of art, - .liTY"inculcated,soon
placed him ,in the front ranks' of his profee.
l ion. Ills 'particularforteeat that lime, Was .
miniature painting, and ho stood without a
rival in the United States in that branch of
art. He enjoyed an intimate acquaintance
with Sully, Peale; Inmati; and other great.
lights in those palmy fitiii ., i)f American art,
and was justly regarded as one af 'our first,
fit'tists at tbat time: Ile , bpeamea member.of
the National Academy, then, as now; high
, est institution of the kind in America.
After following hie profession with varying.
fortunes for along period of years, Illr. Officer
embarked fer'Australia, but not meeting with
the encouragement he expected, or his merits
demanded, he returned home, Shortly after
the Mexican war, he visited that country and
met with considerable - success, but being nht
urally of a wandering disposition, he soon be
dtime distiontented, and came on to California,
whoro ho resided up to the time of his death.
?,.tt with all arti ids of eminence, there is a strong
'individuality in his works. As a draughtsman,
he was always "correct—every.line was in its
pities. and pond omitted that had a purpose in
the picture. BuLas a colorist, he stood pre
eminent. lie loved color, and revelled in its
*mysteries and beauties with all the_forco and
enthusiasm of his nature. . „
Iti all ages there is a disposition to judge'
artiste bY some foreign sclibol; or style. ISy
the richness of his coloring, Officer might he
called Venetian. lle resembels our own El
liott very reuelt..not copies him, but both ar
tists seem to -have struck the :seine vein of
c010r... Ills heads of the Rev. Mr. Cutler; Dr.
Sawyer, and others, exhibited some years
ago, will be remembered with pleasure by all
wholadmire fine works of art. A "thiiiiaiure
of Professor Mapes wit h a companion picture,
e?chibited at the last Meciihnic's Fair, are ex
quisite`firapfles of his power in that branch
of art. • . •
o• As a man, ho wns eminently of a social dis•
position; .he was no man's enemy but his own.
_Whatever. faults he_had._were .!'.'of the head._
not of the heart." To those who enjoyed his
friendship. his manner Was as simple and con
fiding as a child. .He kept back nothing that
would tend to instruct, and always took plea
"sure in trying to help along those he.thought
were deserving. He was enthusiastic in ;lois
love of art, and acknowledged no• other Mis
tress; at her shrine he was ever a worshipful
devotee. Even when' his manly form lay
stretched upon. the pouch of suffering, from
which Jib never arose—his eye would sparkle
and 'glow with all the fervor of youth when
cdnversing upon his favorite - -theme. The
"castles in theSiir," that he built then. seemed
to possess all the. tenderness and delicacy of
a mind just opening-upon the-wonders of na
But he has gone. The Waves of the blue
Pacific murmur the requiem of many a noble
son of America lying silently in "Lone Al un
lain," but not a heart.stilled in death. t ere,
in that city of the dead, ever beat truer
did that in the breast of poor Tom: Officer.
Pcaco•to his.ashes. • .."Boart."'
PARTY TACTICS. —The National Administra
tion 'must have. but little 'confidence in the
political integrity or shrewdness of the party
in this county. (°n the eve of the Democratic
Convention which met here last week, a "'spe
cial agent" from the Philadelphia Mint, named
Snowden, was despatched to Carlisle, in order
to keep the delegates straight. Probably the
officers of the Mint have an, dea that we have
some bogus democracy in this county, and sent
up Mr. Snowdon to lest how much of it was
pure . meta/. Judging from the tone of their
resolutions, the Democracy of this county are
Ahl right: .. .
FORBIGN Naws.—The last news from Hun
gary shows that the discontent there is as•
suming a serious • aspect. Events havC,•for
some time past, been marching towards a
fearful crisis. • In the city of Pesth, a highly
ekciting affair took place on tho 16th . of De
cember; and a large assemblage was dispersed
by bodies of Austrian cavalry and infiinl6; ,
This has given additional excitement to the
feeling prevailing among' the Hungarians to
wards their oppressors, and may hasten on
the struggle: A large number of Iteltiy.regi :
ments of cavalry have been marched from Vi
enna towards the old frontiers separating
Austria from Hungary. •
Indeed, the greater ptirt of Continental Eu
rope seems, just now, to be, fn a volca . nic state;
and -at - any-time an eruption, terrible in it.
consequences, may be expected.
Ray. Dn. ISloCuttrocuc.—lV is rumored that
Dr. McClintock, has been invited to take charge
of tho Amirlean Chapel in Paris, and that
has indicated his acceptance of Pio invitation.
The Re . v. Mr. Seeley, recently theofficiating
clergyman there, returned 'to this country
several weeks • since.- The Chapel is under
the supervision.utihe Christian Union, and it
is intended for the service and accomidatiOn
of Amerieag-residents.of.all denominations.
The reputation of Dr. McLintook, as an able
preacher and ripe •scholar, would make his
selection to that important charge, very ac
ceptable to American residents in Paris.
Letter From lowa
The. following letter, from a former well
known citizen of this county, although not
intended for publication, is so creditable to
the bead and heart of the writer, that we can
not forbear giving it n place in the Herald;
and hope our correspondent, will excuse us.
Muscatine Jan. 6; 1860.
Wm. M. Porter Esq..A happy new-year to
you! I am a,subscriber to some half dozen
papers, but none come to ma more welcome •
thari the good old Herald. I have been a con
atant reader of it for over thirty years, and
it affords me some satisfaction to know that I
41ways paid for it. • I was quite a young man
when I first became a patron of the herald,
it has changed hands pretty often sincei and
some. of its former editors may have gone to
their "long home," while I am still here, and
.hope -to be able to read it a little while longer,
I acknowledge the hands of a kind Providence
in all his'dealin'gs with me.
lowa you know is thoroughly Republican,
on New-Year's%day (Monday) 'we invited a
few neighbors in to help ,us),o ,eat a turkey,
(and I ,toll7onowa turkiirarniarge and fat,)
there were present ten getitlemen,nine of whom
are Republit4a, ,one(Demoorat, and he
is now J , tin Otsvlbnoe." Those men 'were not
selected cin t itcort of thei;rpolities, but mere-
IrbecaucK the' were nvinearest neighbors,
and I mention it as an evidence of the current
'of public opinion, ' X4B have sent two men
from Ibis State, to e United Stites Senate,
of whom we nee el nothe ashamed; as men of
intelligenceandinPral worth. I tell you we
"Hawk-eyes," aro notiiiinVidarmidi 'by South=
ern fire eaters, INo - oir.ee I
I cenoludebßeriently hoping that . Penit•
aylvapia, my'oldtnative State will .come out
still more fully, . and - stand lair and, square
upon th Republioin Platform. Yours.
" • ;• • ' -JACOB BERNIE.' •
MONDAY, JAII:49.iL-Ttie - Senate met at 8 o' -
clock, when the speaker announced the Stand
ing Committee,' :. ' - ' ' .' ' '
.The Senate then proceeded to litaconsid
oration of the bills vetoed •by Goy. Packer
and the vetoes wara in every-instance sustain
ed...--The House Was itorin session,' . . '
TUESDAY'. JAN. 10.--SODELte:—Seve'rat bills.
were introduced, inostWof a local nature and
of no interest to ourreaders.—The House bill
to pay WO to the family of MarlotWhitman,
deceased, Who was ;a ' mintier elect to the
House, passed the 'Senate also. A series of
joint. resolutions 'relative to the •organization
isf. the 'lower House of Congress. were laid
over under the rules..- A message was received
front the Governor, "nominating William R.
Dewitt as State Librarian,' for three• years
from the first Monday in , February next
,House, the Speaker announced the several
Standing Committees. Among the bills read
in place was one to reduce. the State, Tax on
real and . personal. , property, to two mills on
the dollar. Jointresolutions were presented.
and read, censuring-the minority in Congress
for preventing the organization of the House,
which were laid over under the rules.
WEDNNSDAY. JAN. 11.—In the Bennie, the
resolution of Mr. lAA, commending the course
alba' Representativeti in Congress from Penn
sylvania. in steadily.Watfbring to the Republi
can candidate for Speaker, was under ennaid-.
'oration •on second reading, but was not die
posed of 'when the Senate adjourned.—ln the
1 1 House, a, bill was read, in place, to incorpo
rate the ank of , Manayunk. A billto
'porate the, Homo for the Moral Reform and
'education of destitute colored children, was
.passed. A resolution 'was also adopted to
purchase 160 copies of Purdon's Digest for the
use of the members. After .some other unim
portant business the• House adjourned.
TUUMIDAY,, JAN 12.—1 n the Senate, several
bills one, local character were read; in place,
and, two bills were pasped. one' of which allows
"the "Continental Hotel Company," of 'Phila
delphia, to issue bonds . . The resolutions re
lative to the organization of Congress 'were
debated up to the adjournment-1n the
House, petitions on a variety of subjects were
presented from various parts of the State.
Among the bills read in place was one to annul
the exemption laws of the Commonwealth.
The -i)cpedings wore without interest.
FRIDAY, JAN. 18 —ln the Senate, n biltwas
passed relative to the Howard Fire Insurance
Company, of Philadelphia. The joint.resolu-
Hon from the nous° to elect a State Treasurer•
an Monday next was concurred in, and gen•
eral, nominations were made for, that- office..
A tesolution was adopted to open the sessions
with prayer. The joint resolutions relative
to the organization of Congress were passed
finally, and the Senate adjourned till Monday.
- -In the House, a joint resolution, was adopt.
ed fixing noon, on Monday 15th; for the eleo•
tion of a State Treasurer, and general nom
inations for. that office were made. The joint
resolutions relative , to the organization 4 of
Congress wore received from the Senate and
-Both Houses adjourned over until Monday
In the afternoon, the opposition members of
- the Legislature met in catzeus, - andnominated
the lion. Eli Slifer
-As the party-candidate for
State Treasurer. He is the'present incum
. Mr. SLIFER ens re-elected State Treasurer
DEAR .ili6ALD:—The first .evening levee
this season at the Presidents House on Tues
day last, was not so largely attended as usual
on account of the inclemency of. the weather.
The rooms however, were comfortably filled
by a very brilliant assemblage, which evinced
its enjoyment Of the scene by remaining an .
hour beyond the customary time for dispersing.
Where one - gives a - description of the distin
guished persons mut the remarkable dresses,'
there is little to communicate concerning these
re•unions. - ."The crowd collects nt eight in full .
party attire, and filing-ahartg-in double rank,
are presented in turn to the President and to
'Miss Lane.. A 'gift!. many remain in the Bed,
Blue and Green rooms (so designitted from
their respective finish) to have. a good .look
at the passing procession, -but the majority
enter the suberb East room and promenade to
the music of the Marino' Band. We regret
our deficiency oknowledge in relation to
feminine attire, sea description thereof would
undoubtedly interest your lady readers. We
can distinguish vavel from calico and silk
from gingham,' but hen it comes to the-tech
nicalities (so to speak) of a lady's wardrobe,
we are lost in a perfect male of wonderment
at the almost innumerable and infinitely varied
trappings which can be so successfully dis
played on five feet five inches oflocomoting
clay. The inventory of some ladies may be
summed up about as 'follows, 1 tiara of dia
monds as a head piece $8,000; 1 necklace of
ditto $2,000; 1 heavy silk $200; 6 massive
bracelets $l,OOO ; 1 diamond pin and ear-rings
to match $3OO .gloves - $1,00; fen $lO - 00;
satin slippers $2,60; -crinoline &c $25,00,
Total' for one evening costume $6,688.60. This
is as unusual case, but it is ifevertheletis true.
Behold young men the extravagance of the
age and tremble.
,An incident occurred which 'excited great
curiosity and, amusement. It appears that
Col. C—, of e Texiie an inventor of a steam
plough, has been applying here for a patent;
and stopping at a large boarding-house on the
Anima. Several young men' perceiving that
he was a man of inordinate vanityi determined
te_make bim the victim. of to practictejoke,
and accordingly informed him that to insure
his application, he met attend. the levee in
full court dress. 'A uniform of the President's
Mounted Guards and a sash worn by a mar
shal at Bactittitan's inauguration was procured
which he donned, and having been well drilled
in' all the requisites for in military bearing
proceeded to the levee- _On -being presenffid
to the President, he knelt down, placed his
thumb and finger touchingly against his heart
and made a most profoUnd bow. Passing into
the East room, he bore. himself a la Iltilitaire,
infinitely to the amuse - meta of the hystanders
among whom were hiejocose friends and advi
sers. Several ninay officers, in full uniform,
beat a hasty retreat muttering deep curses.
Von this fellow, who they supposed had come
in such - a garb on purpose to ridicule them.
As Col. C'e behavior was. uneneepkiiffiable,
the police laid back and enjoyed the joke in
&demo. Ile remained-tintil about 11 o'clock
and then gallantly withdrew. He is still.
Lblissfullyignortint of the "sell" and ill- puffed
up with the assurance that he was the obser
ved of all observers 'and theatandsoinest.and
best•dressed man in the room.
"Where Ignorance is bliss,
The pistol dropping Beene in the Rouse of
Representatives a few daysaince, idthe theme
of universal conversation and comment. It
is a burning disgrace to the country, and the
stain should be wiped out by the expulsion of,
any member, no matter what his politics or
positioir be, who IS guilty of the heinous of
fence 'of bringing deadly weapons into the
balls of Legislatioh.
• Ills many friehds here have heard with
heartfelt sorrow of the sudden death of young
ED. HERALD. -
"Lewes hole their time to All,
And flowers to witherat tie north wlnd'ebreath,
dna stars to set—bet an,
on haat all seasons for thine own, oh Death I"
Cut own in the very bloom of yotith, he has
gone to join lie comrade, who,
.but a short
time ago, fall tranquilly asleep to awake in
Heaven. The dispensations of Providence
are mysterious, 'yet. whilt!' we mingle our
tears with those of the bereaved . family and
friends,•we are.aseured that it is nil for the
beef, . 4, for He depth all things Still
wo'are prone to inquire,
4 . How could Thy vengeance light
.• do iittarly on one no bright? •
Ilow 'could the baud that gave such theme,
Blatt theta again l" ' •
While I write t h e rain la coining down in
torrents. and everything looks dreary.
.Very truly, . ' EEL
, Have 1011 . A Coinn,'Cold, pain in the Chest,
orlironobitist Id faid, bare you the premon
itory symptoms of
. the 4 4 insatiate areher,i°
Consumption, Know that relief la_ at hand
in Winter's Balsam of Wild Cherry. -.
Them's a file, counterfeit of this Bal-
Gam, 'therefore be sure' and buy 04y thaL pre
pared by .8, W. Forrtat & co., Boston, which
has the'wrftlen signature of I BUTTS on the
outside wrapper„,::' '
Correvondence of the Harald
Washington, Jan. 14th, 1860.
tb!ly to Do wise."
gotim and gountg NI; us.
Volcohologieql Regisfeh fóh 1800:
.1860, 7 Wei. 2 o'ck. 9 o'ck. Da4ly . •... R . 1 , , ,
JAN. A. 91, P. 111. P. 91. Mean.
10 22. ' • 40 —1
31 . : 3773 T F:
*ll 35 41 afl • . •82 00 80
20 - 29 00 I! 10
11: 2 7 g ..111 20 29 OD I! — l6
It rt, . ' ,3 1 3 2 - tirs- - -1 , T,.1 1 _
10 24 43. ' 32 33 00 —
NEMAIIKS.IIeIn. J'Snow. . _ • -. •
BtrlLDNo.LoTs t —We call the atten
lion of nurreaclore to the sale of the valuable
building lots. on Saturday; the 2fist inst. ljy.
Executors of dio KELL6III; doo'd.• See Adver. l
Liniment in another coldnin. •
slight fire (mum]. on Sat
urday morning; in the 'residence or Rev. G.
D. CHENOWITIi, on Pomfret 84 'The firs de
portment was out in full force, but the fire
wee extinguished, without the use of the en
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE —About 5 o'clock,
on Sabbath morning, tire was dfscovered in
the largo new building known as Rheem's
nall. )It was some
~time after the alarm
was given, before Our citizens were. folly:
aroused, and by the time the Fire companies
goi into service, the tiro had made such rapid
headway, , that it was considered, fiy
elniost impossible to save the Hall from entire
..But our firemen went to work,
with their usual zeal, and fought the fire gal
lantly until they-conquered it. From the posi
tion of the fire, it was very difficult for the fire
mondo reach it, and• their final success, is a'
strong argument to prove their efficiency.
The loss is about $3OOO, which is fully cov-
ered by insurance.
We are'pleased to add, that the' Coneek
-Room; is not - seriously damaged,-and by means
of a temporary stairway, will be Used this
week. It will be permanently refitted in 'a
few weeks, • - ,
Mr. WM. FOLAND.'sußtains a severe loss by
this fire; he had• just fitted -up and estab
lished, a neat restaurant and bowling alley,
in which he had invested his all, and the good
order w,th , whioh be conducted it, made it a
very agreeable. resort. We' hope however,
that his frieuds will step •forward, in this
emergency, and assist him in taking a " fresh
.By request of Mr. Innen Ruin!, we hare
thoroughly examined the - Ilail; since - ther e- cent fire, and can nay to the public, with all
confidence, that'. the walls, and supporters of
the building, aro perfectly sound and nafe, and
no danger to be apprehended from the occu
pancy of the Concert Room immediately.
• • ~ JOHN GUTSHALL,
JOHN R. Tuartit,
• GEORGE WEISE.
Carlisle; Jan. 18, 1860.
A CARD:—The Carlisle Dramatic Corps
return "their sincere thanks to the Firemen
and citizens, for their exertions in saving their
sceuery and tiOtres, from the fire in Rheem's
X'CARD.—The Board of Directors of
the Empire Hobk.& Ladder Company, on bei•
Lialf of the members, .return their sincere
thanks to Dr. S. ELLIOTT, for the bountiftil
refreshments serred to theM on tho morning
or,tho Are at Blieem's Hall.
JOHN W. PARIS, President.
CHARLES B. Nam. Secretary,
oattAND CONOSllT.—The'publio are al.
ready informed, by posters and circulars, that
a Grand Concert is to be given, this evening,
in Itheem's Hall, by Miss Grace Willoughby,
of the London Academy of Music, assisted by
Miss Gertrude Melvin, and the renowned vio
linist, *Mr. Charles Elliott. The programme
contains a choice selection of Music, vocal and
instrumental. As to their ability, we refer
our reatierslo the following extract from the
Harrisburg Patriot t Union. The writer says:
was present on Wednesday evening et a
private performance of miss Willoughby's con
cert troupe, and a more delightful . evening I
have not spent for a very long time. Miss
Willoughby is ti highly cdltivated vocalist,
possessing a soprano voice of considerable
power and compass, and of a quality the 'most
sympathetic,singing perfectly in tune and with
a tenderness l'f feeling that is perfectly exqui;
site. MisS Gertrude Melvin ha's a rich con
tralto voice of most extraordinary compass,
blending beautifully in the duetta with her
cousin. An to the violinist, Mr. Elliott, I class
him among the very best that have ever.visit
ed our shores."
feel assured that our renders will bail with
pleasure the annouotment, that this accom
plished Band of Vocalists, will give a Concert
inßheem's Hall, on Saturday evening next.
Their gentlemanly bearing, no less than their
musical abilitiefi, have made them such uni
versa' favorites with our citizens, that the
simple statement of when, and where they are
to sing, is' sufficient to secure an audience.—
Thisy,are too well known and too highlz up
precialed hero, to say a single word in addi
tion. ,It is pleasant to know that they recip
rocate this feeling, and on their annual tours,
lime theit; engagements so as to give their
concert hero on Saturday. night, that they mik . .T .
Imva the pleasure of spending the Sabbath IT
PAYMENT OF SMALL BILLB:—Sumo of
our mecbanics,who perform small jobs of work
when called upon ; hare a practice of waiting
till the end of the year to Bond in their bills;
when the amount could just as readily be paid
at the end of the job if the bill were always
sent in at the time. — This would certainly be
the kest arrangement for both parties. The
custimer would hart:Alio job off his mind and
these small transactions squared off as be went
along: the workman would not hare the
ble of keeping an account for months on his
books ; would not be so liable to lose money
from bad customers, and would bring his busi
ness down near to the cash system, always the,
safest and most certain. '
MAIL SERVICE IN PENNitYL*ANIA.--
The Post Office Department has given notice,
that proposals sill be received at the contract
Office, until lbw' 81et of March, for carrying
the mails in Pennsylvania for four years from
July 1, 1860. The list embraces the route
from Harrisburg to Chamberalturg-by Rail.
road. 'Mechanicsburg to York, once a week.
'Carlisle to Shippensburg, by Walnut Bottom,
twice a week, and proposals are invited for
three trips a week.. Carlisle by Allen to Boil
ing Springs, trice a week. Rerrsville to
Stoughetown, once a week. Shippensburg-to
Roxbury, twice • a week. . Shippensburg to
Newburg, three times a week.
RisTnieTtox.—We hope the present
Legislature, mill take early action, ins meas
ure, to iestriot the sale of intoxicating liquedv
it: requires their' earnest attention and 15 , a4.
ceseary to the - wall-being of society In any
formatory measures, we hope t they will - not
beget. those nurseries of drunkeuese —the La
ger Beer saloons,
ALMOST A STAMPEDE O 7--Theyo f Would,
seera.to be epidemics in publiq ()Pinion, as'
well as in disease, and the ,present one, is
making frigWal ravages , in the South. The
imagination of the' thief,
";Who fears each bush an cancer,. • •
is not, more at fault, than our Southern neigh
bors, who see an abolitionist in every' north=
ern man •that creases Marion and Dijon's
line. q,.' -
Many of our renders are aware that several
families, formerly living in the lower pant of
the'connty, have recently purchased land in .
ono the counties of Virginia; whore they have
settled in the peaceful prosecution of their
business. On9 - ef these Men, Mri . JAcon
Donsusiusn, ' from Me9hanicsburg, few ,
weeks ago was hauling..hone, a 141 of:guano,
while driving along, one of tke,barrels was
stove in,the wagon, and a portion of guand
was strewn , along the road. This was:seen
by some pudding-head, who wisely imagined
from rte dark color, that it was powder, and.
immediately, gave ihealarm, that Dons usiusa
was hauling home powder, with the design of
furnishing the- slam) with,ammunitioti for 0,13
• . A committee waited on Mr. DORIMEIMIM
who offered hie explanations, and showed them
the guano, The committee, after examination
reported that it lboked like guano; it 'mat like
guano; it loafed like guano, and that in short
it was guano, and exculpated Mr. Donvnaist •
Ea from any insurrectionary &Sign; InOtwitlf
standingihe report:spread, and finally , a , meet.
ing held, and notice given to Donspxuana
and all the Cumberland county men, to leave
the State in twelve days. Mr. D. has already
returned to Mechanicsburg; whether or not the
others will be permitted to remain, is uncor
FEED TIIE-BIRDS.—DDring the preva
lence of the snow storms, and while the ground
.is covered wills snow, the partridges have a
claim upon, the attention and benevolence of
the, farmers. Theo should tie a few - bundles
of Aeat thrown - out occasionally. to Cheer
them up. Every genuine sportsman should
now exert himself io preserve the lives of the
COMPLETED.—The new.railroad bridge
a Scotland, on,.tlie line of the Cumberland
.Valley. Railroad, now . fully Completed, in a
neat and substantial structure, creditable to
This road is now in thorough repair, and
the. Company doing nn excellent business.
- SURGICAL OPERATION,--31 iss-Stcu4e
baker, daughter of l'%lr. PeteC Steudebaker,
near York• Sulphur Springs, who has been
luiTering from cancer of the Otammis.(brenst,)'
Tor the Ittat r eight on months. had - it extirpated
on Monday, the 9th inst., by Dr. MATUIDEN,
of York Sulphur Springs, and Dr. BENDItit, of
Owlish); with entire success. During the ope.
ration, she -was under the infltt6ice of Ether
and ,Chlorodrin; from which alit recovered
after the operation was completed, without
any unpleasant symptoms, yet was wholly un
conscious during the time of operating. _
Select. Scholar., for October and Pecember, 1859.
&nom, No. 1 1.- 7 Ed'rd. Weibly, Jno. Fred
eriokti, James A Martin:
No. 12.—Amelia Chamberlain, Sarah Lytle,
No. 13 Anna R. Quigley, Laura E. Alex- .
ander, Fanny It Hannon
No. 14.—Theodoim First, 'Edwin G. Noble,
No, IG.—Mdi•y Landis, Virginia FausC,Lau
rn Con!yn. Music—Eliza Milos.•
No IG.--John F. MdMath, Wm. S. Rohey,
JohmCornman. Music.—WillimuS Roney.
No. 17.—Emma Matthews', Elizabeth Lan
dis. Lucia Griffin.
No. 18.—George Goodyear. Andrew Blair,
W. P. Beatty. • I). EMIL.% P. S. S.
Ile_ Attention is requested to the adver
tisement of Mr. E. Anthony of New York.
whose Instantaneous Stereoscopic views and
Stereoscopic inetrutnents are mad to be une
qualled. Mr. A. has brought the nrt to such
perfection, that views man he taken in a fric
tion of a second of time.
PROCEEDINGS OP COURT,
January Term, 1800.
" 6, ' • , IN THE COMMON PLEAS.
galtzler Snyder, vs Wm. Natcher. = Thie
was an issue directed by the aourt under the
Sheriff's Interpleader Act. • yhe jury found
that the chattels levied on, was the property
of theTlaintiff, except the grain and thresh
itig machine, which they find to be the prop
erty of JacoliShetron, the Defendant in the
Wm. Barr, vs Wm. F. Murray—Trespass
on the case special verdict and the court
held the case under. advisement.
The cases in the session were of sliglit
importance and many of them wero settled
before trial. •
Com..„es Alex. Deenier,Malicious
chief. Defendant plead guilty and wail seM
tenced to pay a line of cons dollar and costs.
'Com. or Benjamin Hoon & Joseph Hpßn
—Conspiracy. Defendants not guilty and
Benjamin Hoon to pay the costs..
Corn. t , ,s Wrn. Kuhn & Austin Alexstnder.
!---Malicious Mischief. 'Alexander was ne=
lquited, Kuhn was found guilty and sent to
prison for ten days.
Criin:4B Tobias Sites,---,Assault & Battery
Defendant totind guilty and sentenced to pay .
a tine of three dollars and•costs.
Com. vs Jo4nKunkle t —Assault & Battery
Defendant found guilty and sentenced to pay
a fine of one dollar and costs.
.Cotn. vs' John McFarlane,—For. Bas.
tardy. Defendant found guilty and sentenced
to give bail for the maintenauceof the child,
for seven years.
Com. vs Joseph Wert,—Aasault & Battery
Defendant not guilty but directed to pay the
Con. vs Barbara . Fennell, colored—Lar
ceny. Defendant found guilty, and'aentenced
to jail foy one year and nine unnntba:
Com. vs Andrew Beater,—Surety of the
pence. No prOsecutoy appearing Defendant
Corn. vs Godfrey Grossman Jaeoh Beaker
John Glotz,—Surety of the Peace. Doren•
dents to pay the'costs.
.Chas. Spottswirod & Wm. Snyder.
— l ,Surety of the Peaco.,llefte. sentenced to pay
There were two other cases of , Surety of
the Peace, but as the prosecutors failed 'to
appear,-the defendants were discharged.. The
Court adjourned,on Friday morning.
Oumb. County Teacher's institutor
..The annual meeting of the Institrite-com•
menced on Tuesday December 27th andcon•
tinued during most of the week. One bun
dreeand tirentyAve teacheis were in • atten
dance only one of whom, was from Carlisle.
We have not room for their proceedings in
Mil, but give the following/ abstract, Wm-
R. tiorgas Esq, was elected President for the
ensuing year. •John . trandt, .Levi • Eberly,
[and Jtina's Rppp Vicetresidents. W.hlties.
Secretary, and Geo. Swaitz Treasurer.
On Tuesday afternoon the subject of Read:
ing was taken up bud :discusse b sevpal
of. the members . " Parental co•opertit‘" -
t iv ., :as the subject of consideration for the even.
ing. On :Ned neaday; "Menibl Arithinetic "
and " School Government." were the subjects•
for discu,Silint. , Prof. Dodd, oflientucky was
introduced and delivered .an address on
Arithinetiral — Authors.
„prof. Gillelan, of
Plainiield, delivered a very excellent and ar
propriate address, on the influence of educti•
Lion and the practical importance of corn..
'non school branches. . •
On Thursday; "Physiology" was taken up,
and Dr, Cutter; an author, present by. invi•
tation, • deliveretrait 'excellent discourse on
this important brahch of school add literary
edncaiion. t , •
At the evening session,llisarymire, read
an essay on "The lind," 'and Mies Fleming- •
one 'entitled " The School Dame," after
which, the following subject/ wavotalcen
"At what age should . children be admitted
into the ptiblic schools,r and, those4 . ho'took
part in the diScussion seemed to te'of,opin
ion that children should not be sent to school
under seven years of nge; in which we cordi
ally agree with thorn.
On Friday, the subject was "Written Arith:.•
tnetic?' and "English Grammar," and'during
the meeting.the Rev. A. R..Kremer, deliver.
edla very able and instructive address.
The following resolution wnsunaniniously
adopted:- • ° -
"Inasmuch as Mr. J. S. Hostetter, one of
our worthy and'eflicient teachers, is the edi•
tor of a monthly magazine: entitled. "
Will. Try;" and as the mission of said month•_' _
ly is to serve as a link between. home anu -
school education, to befriend the boys and
girls their studies, and to facilitate the
teacher's work by:securing home influence
in his favor. Therefore,
'Resolved, That we, as teachers, use our
influence in favor of said magazine, and "try"
to increase its circulation.
The'follotring resolutions wore riported by
the Committee and adopted. •
Resolved, That education is the first want s
of the people ; and that a completo education
includes the culture-and dieipline of all the
powers of man, physical, mental and moral.
Resolved, That we regard Teacher's Insti
tutes as an important feature of our Common .
School System ; that they exert a beneficial
and lasting influei,ce upon . teachers and the
community—arousing the people.to a better.
appreciation, of the work of a common edu
Resolved, That we' regard: the Common
School System of Pennsylvania, in the hands
of the efficient State,Superintencent, with the
working County Superintendents fully com
petent to answer the ends for which it was
adopted,' and that we regard the County Su
perintendency an important auxiliary to the
Resolved, That we recommend to all the
teacheri to become subscribers to the "Penn.
Sylvania School Journal..
Resolved, That the thanks of the Institute
are‘flue our worthy ,Superinteadent and the
°freers, also to the committee of arrange.
ments for the patient and efficient spanner
in which they have discharged their, several
duties'during thia.meeting of the Institute. -
Resolved, That we tender our heaty thanks
to the people of Mechanicsburg for their
manifest hospitality during our stay among,
them ,• and for their cheering presence: du..
ring the se ssion of the Institute. • '
The following Committees were then op.
'nted for th - -lain'.r: -
poim, no enseing yeas
Business Committee :—Messrs. D. Shelly
and J. A. Deagy, Misses B. Culberson and
Jennie Givler., '
Committee to procure place for motting:—
H. I; Zinn,, Mr. Barr, and Mr. Floyd'. •
The Institute then adjourned ;me die.
Fall of the Pamberton Mills at Law..
rear. Mass. . .
About 2 o'clock, on Tuesday evening the
10th just, the Pemberton Mills at Lawrence
Mass. suddenly fell burying nearly .700 . per
sons in.:the moss of ruins.'
The building has never been considered.
akstaunch. It was built seven years since
and was considered a sham. Indeed, before
the machinery was put in, the walls spread
to such a degree that twenty two tons of stays
had to be put in to save it from falling.
The building appeared to crumble and
fall first from the eastern corner. It fell in
wards, as if powerfully drawn that way.
The fireman of the city at once repaired
to the spot, and set at work to remove the
rubish. They soon reached some of the
rooms, so that the dead and wounded were
taken out as foe as possible.
The labouring force of the mill was about
960, some of win were absent at supper.
One of the men was dreadfully burned and
thinking there was no prospect of his extri
cation, cut his throat, but was extricated
and lived some time after his arrival at the
Hall. , _
One woman, in the portion of the mill that
remained standing, in her fright threw out
her boitnet and shawl from the fifth story
and then jumped from tho,windpx t breaking
her arm and Injuring herielfio badly that
she cannot recover.
While .the crowd collected at' the mill were
busily engaged in removing the dead and
wounded, fire was communicated to the ruins
by the furnace. This additional horror al.
though somewhat apprehended, struck tei.
ror into the hearts of those who before were
hopeful of saving more lives. • •
Every effort was made to extingulith the
fire, but it gained on .the firemen, and by
12 o'clock, at night, the whole mass was in
flames, and the screams of the wounded,
could be heard distinctly Withont the power
to entire them. ' f ' •
One of the firemen dropped dead in the
street from the effect of over exertion.
The building .wasive .stories high, 280
feet long, and 70 feet wide, with a wing 45
feet square. It contained 2700 spindles.
The edifice was lan. immense brick build
ing, along two streets, the wings forming an
angle somewhat like the letter L.. On the
inner space, between the wings were detach•
ed buildings connected with - the works. Sur-
rounding the Pemberton Mills, a nd along the
banks of the river, were quite a number of
other mills, the principal ones being the
Washington Mills, the Duck Mills. •
The Washington mills, in the immediate
vicinity of. the Pemberton mills, were for
merly called the Bay State mills, and enjoy
ed a political 'as well as business reputation,
at the time of the "free wool" discussion in
congress; the company was then called the
Bay State mills, as we understand.
The, surrounding property is uninjured.
The dead number. 155, and the 'wounded
165. Some.of the latter will,die but by far
the,large part may survive their injuries.
The loss is estimated at $600,000.
Miss Olive Bridges, of Calais, Maine, who
'Worked in the fifth story, seized the hoisting
elevator, and went safely down five stories,
and escaped uninjured. ' •
Before the building caught fire, those ilia,
prisoned beneath the ruins could be seen
and conversed with. , Drinks and refresh
meats wero in some instancett > passed to
When the fire sprepd over the ruins and.
they found escape hopeless, they bid• adieu
to their friends, and in several cases gave ,
dire c ti o n s as to the disposition of their bodies.
In one part of the building a hole was bat
tered through the wall, and through it could
be seen three young woman, who said they
Were not at all injured,-• One of them .thrust,
her' arm through the smell aperture and beg
ged to be drawn through it; but
hole could be made large enough, the Dames
drove the men - away, and' they pedalled.
siii"-ltead the advertisement or Drr Sax
rosin's Live Invigonvior..