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WaPlibtireC'o • jrocee.dmgs-,Jhe .
I. • one and'very improbable 'eh/ergo:of
casionatcoteidicity in insurrection and
-treason. The correspondence, hoWev
er' bite not reached the United. States.:
Mr. Washburneiiin eontieetion with
this" controversy; represents that two
United Staten citizens rittifelied-to'ther•
~- legation were. - arbitrarily seized at, his
• side, wheractiv-ing tlimmTitat of Para...,
gnay, committed-to - prison; and _there •
subjected 'to torture for thopurpose"of
_ procuring confesSions of thek own
cnminality; and testimony' to support •
the President's allegations against the
United States Minister. Mr. M'Ma
hen, the newly appointed Minister to
Paraguay, having reached the La
Platte, has been instructed to proceed
with - out delay' to Asunction them' to
. investigate-the. whole subject. -L- The
Rear Admiral commanding the United
States- South- Atlantic---Squadronasi
been directed to attend the new Minis
' ter with alpropernaval force to sustain'
such just demands as the occasion may
• require, and to vindicate the rights of
the United States citizens referred to,
and of - any others who may be ex
posed to dangerin the theatre'of war.
With these exceptions, friendly vela
. lions have been " maintained behreen
- -- the United States and Braiil and Par;
Our relations during the past year
with Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Chili,
have become especially friendly and
cordial. Spain And the Republics of
Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador have-ex
pressed their willingness to accept the
mediation of the United States • for
terminating the war upon 'the South
Pacific coast. Chili has not finally
declared upon the' question. In the
meantime the conflict has practically
exhausted elf, bince ng belligerent or
hostile mo'ement ha's been made by
either party during the last two years,
/ and there are no indications of a Ines
ent. purpose to resume hostilities on
either side. Great Britain and Prance
, have cordially seconded our proposi
tion of mediation, and- I do not forego.
the hope that it may soon be accepted,
by all the 'belligerents, and lend to - a
secure establishment of peace and
. friendly relations between the Spanish •
American Republicans of the Pacific"
and Spain—a result which would be
attended with coinmon-benefits„to the
belligerents, and much advantage to
all commercial nations. I °communi
cate, for the consideration of Congress,
s. correspondence ' which shows that
• the Bolivian Republic has establiited
the extremely liberal principle ofre
ceiving into its citizenship an ; y_eitizen
• of the United States, or of aux inkee,
of the American Republics, upon the
simple condition of velum eer regisaw.._
The correspondence herewith sub
mitted will be found painfully replete
with accounts of the ruin and wretch
edness produced by recent earth
quakes of unparalleled-severity, in the
Republics, of Peru ; Ecuador and Bolls
. ia. The diplomatic agents and naval
atm/lit - of-the United States who Were
- present in thoSe countries at the time
of those disasters, furnished all the re
lief in their power to the sufferers, and
were promptly rewarded with grateful
and touching acknowledgments by the
Congress of Peru. An appeal to
• the charity of our fellow-cifizens has
,been answered by much liberality.
In this connection . I submit an
appeal which has been made by the
• -Swiss Republic, whose government
and institutions are kindred to our
own, in behalf of_ the inhabitants;
, who are suffering extreme destitution
produced by recent devastiating indun
• Our relations With Mexico daring,
the year have been marked by an in
creasing growth of mutual confidence.
The Mexican Government has not, yet
acted upon the three treaties celebrated
here last summer for establishing the
rights of naturalized citizens upon a
liberal and just basis, for regulating
consular powers, and for fho adjust
ment of mutual claims.
• All commercial • nations, as well as
friends of Republican institutions, have
occasion to regret the fil l nem local
disturbances which occur in some of
the constituent States of Columbia
Nothing has occurred, however, to at
fect'the-harniony and cordial friendship
which have for sev,eral years existed
_ r between 'that—youthful andiFigiVelle•
Republic and our own.
Negotiations are pending with a view
to the survey and construction of a ship
canal across the Isthmus of Darien,-
under the auspides of, the United States.
I hope to be able to submit the result
of that negotiation Co'llMiel late during
its present selsion. •'
The very liberal treaty which ryas
entered into last year by the United
States and Nicaragua has been ratified
by the latter Republic.
Costa Rica, with the earnestness of
• a sincerely friendly - neighbor, solicits
a reciprocity of trade, which I com
mend to the consideration of Congress.
The convention created byjrefity be•
tween the United States and , Venezu
ela in July, 1865, for the mutual ad
juatment•of claims, has been held, and
its "decisions have been receiyed at - the
Department of State. The heretofore
recognized Government of the/United
States ofVenezeola has been subvert
ed: Apitvisional government having
been instituted under circumstances
which promise durability, has been for
HAYTI AND ST DOMINGO.
I have been reluctantly obliged .to
ask explanations and satisfaction for
1.• national injuries committed by the Pres
ident of Hayti. The political and so
cial condition of the Republics of Hayti
and St. Domingo is very unsatisfactory
and painful. The abolition of slavery,
which has been • carried into effect,
throughout the island of St. Domingo
and the entire West Indies, except the
Spanish Islands of -Cuba nod- Porto
• Rico,,has been followed by a profound
• popular conviction of the rightfulness,
of republican institutions, and -au •in
tense llesire to secure them The at
tempt, however, to establish Republics"
there encounter many obstacles, most
of which may be ' suPPosecl to result
from a long-indulged habit of colonial
supineeees and dependence upon Euro-.
-peen monarchial powers. While tiro
United States have, upon all occasions,
professed la decided unwillingness that
any rulAr of this continent, or of its.
adjacent islands, shall be made a the
ttre for a new establishment of mon
archical' PoWer, too little has.. boon'
done by us, on the 'otherband; to
attach the communities . by,which 'we
are surrounded to our own country; or
to • laid • oven a moral support "to the
efforts they are so, resolutely and se
constantly making to.secure republican
institutions- for themselves:. 'is in-
deed a question of grave consideration
• whether_tur recent..eXaMple_is,not cal
' related to check the•'growtlt and ex
,inundon. -of free-principles, and make
`ies distrust, if not dread,
thick. at will, consigns
cation States that "aro
our .Federal, Union,
to resiet.any.attpmpt t s
te.fettend-to - thbrhein - - -
. 03 tibuti* 6f
its people aAnio,fliOr9
id ty,ranpical tha# 4ny
' • •
'The acquisition ef Alaska was Made
with the view of extending / national
jurisdiction and republican principles
in the American hemisphere. - Believing
that a further step could be taken in
the Same direction, I lastyear entered
into- - a.treaty . With the Xing of Den
mark for the purchase. of the islandsof
St. Thomas-and St. John r .on-the-best
term, then_attainable y and the ex,
press consent of the people of those
der consideratiOn in the Senate. A OW
convention has been entered into with
Denmark, enlarging the time fixed for
final ratification of the original treaty.
Comprehensive national policy would
seem to sanction the. acquisition-and
incorporation into our Federal Union,
of the several adjacent continental Ail ,
insular communities as-speedily-as-can
.he'done.peacefully, lawfully, and with
out any .violation of national" justice,
faith, or Ilona . . Foreign , possession or
control of those communities has _hith
erto hindered the. growth and impaired
the influence of .the United States.
Chronic revolution and anarchy nide
would be equally injurious. Each one
01 them, when firmly established-as-an-
porated into the United States, would
be a new source of strength and power.
Conforming my administration to these,
principles, I have on no occasion lent
support ox toleration to unlawful expe
ditions set on foot upon the plea of
republican propagandism, or of national
extension or aggrandizement. The
necessity, however, of repressing such
unlawful movements, clearly indicates
the duty which rests upon us of adtipt
ing our legislative action to the new
circumstances of a decline of European
monarchial power and influence, and
the increase of Amerid.au republican
ideas, interests and sympathies. , It.
' cannot -be long before it become
necessary for this government to lend,
some effective aid to the soltitidn of the
political' and social problems which are
continually kept before the world by
the two republics of the Island of St.
Domingo, and which are now disclos
ing themselves more distinctly than
heretofore in the Island of Cuba. The
subject is commended to your consid
eration with all the more earnestness'
because 1 am satisfied that the time has
arrived when'eveiPso direct it proceed
ing as a proposition. for an annexation
of the two republics of the Island of
t Domingo would not only receive
the consent of the people interested; -
but would also give -satisfaction to all
other foreign nations* am aware
llat'ilpo'rtdthe . -qt*Ettibli till . faith tr''`eXt
tending our possessions it is apprehend
-ed -by some that our political system
cannot successfully be applied to an
area more extended than our continent;
but the conviction is rapidly gaining,
pound in the American mind that
with the increased facilities_fcir inter--
commiinication between all portions of
the earth, the principles of free gov
ernment, as embraced in our Constitu
tion, if faithfully maintained and car
ried out, would 'prove of sufficient
strength and breadth to comprehend
within their sphere and influence' the
civilized nations of the world.
1- " - TIM - SANDWICH ISLANRS
The -attention of the Senate and of
Congress is again respectfully invited
to the treaty for the establiAhment of
commercial reciprocity with the Ha
waiian Kingdom, entered into. last
year,' and already ratified by that
Government. The attitude of the
United States toward these islands is
not very different from that iii which
they stand — toward the West
It is known and felt-by the Hawaiian
Government and people that their Gov-'
eminent and institutions are feeble and
precarious; that the United States, being
so near a neighborNould 1:! unwilling
to seethe islands pass tinder foreign
control. The prosperity is coutjmtally
disturbed by expectations And; alarms
of unfriendly political proceedingS, as
well from the United States as from
other foreign rowers. A reciprocity
treaty, while it could not materially
diminish the revenues of the United
States, woald he a gultranty of good
aALI and forbearance of-all. nations
until the people of the islands shall of
tbemselvesin • distant-anyr — vOßt
tarily apply for admission into the
The Emperor of Russia has acceded
to the treaty negotiated here in Jan
uary last for the security of trade
marks in the interest of manufactures
an commerce. I have invited his at
tention to thdrimportauce of establish
ing, now while it seems easy and prac
ticable, a fair and equal regulation of
the vast fisheries belonging to the two
nations in the waters of the North Pa
cific ocean. ,
The two treaties between the United
States and Italy for the regulation of
consular powers and the extradition 'of
criminals, negotiated and ratified here
during the last session of Congress,
have been accepted and confirmed by,
the Italian. Government A liberal
consular convention which has beau .
negotiated with . Belgium will ba sub
-mitred to the Senate. The very im
portant treaties which were negotiated
between 'the United States and 'North
Germany and Bavaria, for the regula
tion of • the rights of. naturalized citi
zens have been entered into with. the
Kingdoms, of Belgium and Wurtem
burg, and the Grand Dudes of Baden
and Hesse-Darmstadt. I hope soon
to be aide, to submit-epially - sittisA•
tory conventions of the same,- charac
ter now in. the
,courso of negotiation
with the '.icepective governments of
Spain, Italy and the Ottoman Empire.
---Examination of claims agaithit the
United States by the Hudsou.Bay Com
pany and the Puget's Sound Agricul
tural Company, .on accouneof certain
possessory rights in the State of Oregon
and Territory of Wasingtim, alleged by
those companies in virtue of provisions
of the, .treaty between the United
States and :Great Britian of June 15',
184 G, has been, diligentlAwciecuted,
under the direction of the joint inter
national commission to'Whiel they Were
,adjudication by :treaty
between thdtwo GoVernMents of July it ,
1; 1863, and will, is' expected, be
concluded at an early. day. •
No practical° regulation concerning
coloniartrade and tho fisheries can bo
accomplished by treaty bet Ween the
United Stares ,and Great 'Britian Until .
"have expressed their',
judgment concerning the principles in
*olved. Three other'questions,
over, between . ; the United States - .and
"Great Britian "remain :open for adjust-
wont. These are the mntnal rights Of
.naturalized citizens;' the houndry' gnes-_
tics involving the title to the island of
San Juan, on the Pacific coast, and
.mtitnal claims . arising -Since - the-year
1853, ,of the citizens and subjects, of
the two countries for-hijnriefiend depre:
.dations committed rinder•llie antliority
of 444 respective`GoVerinireatir:'
ing, and lan notiWitliont IMPU of being
able. to lay befoietheSlenate,_firir__ita:.
)consiAratnan - _TAU - ring:Ad-IP niserii seei•;'
tdpni proctocols_ 'calculated
_.to bring to
an end:these' justly o*ditipg and 'lang
, nth IA rktristid'ot - thii':actien of '
the' Cthindiso ao'veinment upon 66' lib
erald-auspicions tieaty „whin was
recently celebratad with its plenipotee,
Hailed at thiS' . " .• ~ .
war, marked ::by religions iifoidents .
. t 4 that
long:isolate&eirrpire.::,; - ,TilnlExecutiVe
has hitherto thamtanind s strietneutrality
among the belligerents,
-pleasure-that it has - been
frankly_and„fully sustained - in that:
course by the enlightened concurrence
mut co-operation ' of the other • . treaty
.Powers,, namely Great Britian, - France,
the•N 6 therlaMlS,,North - ,Germany and
-.Spain haVing recently= 1111(lergoie,•a
revolution -marked:, by ; extraorditrary
Juianiniiii—Und4reservation-of 2 erder:
the Provisional Government eStablisli-
Citnplidt rid, has been,rogegnized,
the friendly m interceuree which basi -- iso,
lonelittpliily, existed between the, two
countries remains.tineliangett I
renew. the .reeothinetidation con
tained in my comniunication to ! Con
gross oiata thalBth - July last--a copy
of - which hacompttnies this message
that-the judgment of ths.people should
be taken-on the propriety of SO amend,
lug.. the-Federal Constitution that it
shall provide— . . _
"lst. For' an election of President
and Vice President by a direct vote of
the people,' instead of "thrOugh the
,agency bf "electors,'and-niriking themineligible ,
foi, re-election to a- , .second
term. - .
2nd. For a distinct designation of
the person whe , sliall discharge the du:.,
ties -of. President in the 'event of a va--
cancy in that office b the deatli, res-:
ignation or removal of - both the Presi
dent and Vine. President. •
.- ad. For tlie.election of senators,' of
the United States directly by the peo
ple of the several states,, , instead of by
the Legislature; and
4th. For, the limitation to a period
of.years of the terms of Federal j udges.
• Profoundly impressed with the pro
priety of making these important modi
fications in the Constitution, I respect
fully Submit them .. for
_the early. and-
Mature consideration of Congress. We
should, as far as
,possible, remove all
pretext. for violations of the organic
law, by remedying 'such imperfections
as time and experience may, develop,
ever remembering that-" Tire: Constitu
tion which at tiny tithe exists- until
changed by an explicit and authentic
act of the whole people, is sacredly ob
ligatory upon * tilt
In the performance of a duty im
posed upon irte , hy the Constitution. I
have thus communicated to Congress
information , of- the state of the Union,
and recommended for their considera
tion such measures as 'have seemed to'
me necessary and expedient. If carried
into effect, they will hasten the accom
plishment of the great and .beneficent
purposes, for which the Constitution
was. ordained, and whieh-it Comprehen
sively states' were "to form a more per
fect Union, establish justice, insure do
mestic tranquility, provide for the com
mon defence, promote the general wel
fare, and secure the blessings of liberty
to ourselves abd posterity." Iu Con
gress are vested all legislatiye powers,
andupon -them - devolveS the-responsi
bility as well as - for - framing unwise and
oxeessive-laws, as for neglecting to de
vise and adoptmeasnres absolutely de
manded by the wants of the country:
Let- us earnestlyhope that before the
expiration of our respective terms of
service,"now rapidly drawing to a close,
an all wise Providence will so guide
our counsels as to strengthen amt. pre
serve the Federal Union, inspire rev
erence for: the Constitution, - restore
prosperity and happiness to our whole
people, :and promote "on earth peace,
good will toward men."
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 1868
A. K. RH Editorsl'rupr's
J. A,. DUNBA.E,,.
Tun Forty-first Congress will as
semble on March 4th, 1869, instead of
the first Monday of December in that
year. This- ektango , J-iii the time was
ordered by,an act of Congress:, passed
January .22d, I 867,_which provided as
follows "In addition to the present
regular time of the meeting of Con
gress, there shall be a meeting of the
Fortieth Congress of the United States,
and of each successive Congress there
after, at 12 o'clock, M., on the 4th day,
of March, _the day ou which the term
begins for which the Congress is elect
ed, mteupt . that when the 4th of March
occurs on Sunday, the
take place at the same hour onAhe next .
'HE Republicans of Maryland, in it
memorial they are preparing for Con
gresis, set forth the wrongs and, out. ,
rages perpetrated by those Who have
regained control of the State, under
the Constitution adopted in. 1667. 7
They charge that ninety-eight thom:
sand eight hundred and forty-fen) white
inhabitants, residents in thirteen Of the!
favored eounties, govern .four hundred
and seventeen thousand and. Seventy
three white inhabitants who reside in
that 'section of the State which had a
smaller number 'of ,hilinhitants when
tbe'Constitution of 1776 was adopted.
This, they say, is owing to the unjust
apportionment of the House of "Dele
gates and of the Senate.,
. COSTAR'S REPORT--Cutitar's report
of the Indian battles, after7detailing the
manner of surrounding tile:lndian 'vil
lage, states tho red warriors .rushed
froth' their lodges and posted themselves
behind trees and in deop''iaVines.H
Charge, after charge was - *ie; the
conflict lasting several Lours. Forty;
seven lodges of the Cheyennee,,two of
Arrapahoes andtwo:of Sioux, all under
Bleekkettle, wore captured one
drod and three Indian ivarriars 'wet°
killed,' and Blackkettle'is sOnlii Was
taken by, one af the Paagoznides;
General Cuitarrsays - inthe excitol;
ment.of the fight,' as , well aN in sale ,
defense, that some of the squaws and It'
few of the children were killed sad.
' wounded. The desperath character of
#e conflict , May.ho interredfrom ..'the.
fact that after the battle the hodies , ef .
thirty-eight,.dead warrlors 'Weroftiund.
in of - Moak`'ravine near , , tke. Olage; .
Where, theihadi,pestod tkemselves.
,OwsionEss hm, 9 o,tpurilc4 PvllTTfor tb4lioliduya,..
; yety:hiCifttle hrtaine4 of
importance has lieen , tratioactedi •1i i
The" Pre! 3li:tenni le.
We devote ii:liii*-1 Of oar
epae#Aie ,wee!i?:,to' tlie 'on of
theVreiiident'i . )lle4age, r
„roSidenetMessagailccount _. . ~ . . . ,
of its greatneskiita:Stet,dior Yet . hoaki-jrliti 'issued: 'from ~thlS.efrtee,l we
becauso'nf thcf:Mforma4tional- think' wilt li f' ' cdiiiiderablelin
affairs': that it- might - -- qo our
terest to our readers. lit: I ii. report
readers, but forthn reason pub- the Nesident'says :- "The business of
lication through : a : long .q time
our road bas continued to increase from
has becothe an annual polled, for-yearAo year, and that
. 0' the last has
the further reason thatotuk_i may Ina Bech t 4 „ rxei iicit n V' n n t. f li nv p, we
.IplOrt, how_ weak and pusious.a.
yet'arrived at.that maximum which le
deniagogne his • Acciden9prove -, •t* tly belong - to thecroad and the
ltiraself. : Having 7 opposs
-eastwes . - dorin g Pe* : 'berldliti:;Vallei.-Ho striterotliatLone :
, ec°tl ”; necessities.-of the .population of Cum-,
deney;:having'!vetoed , • th'esagek
MO hating p(.4si.-tfiitiqy utnifully . I .,,hy '.' H 2: IIL
heeri' in4liased ; _whieli will, be
'lnnidied i - teinci : of , steel 'tail, haveal? ,
'executed ':ifter they,.llad. : b s 4 s l , '
year., Thirty new bight wheeled :cars:.
re , f ', 11 , 8 0••to - ' ' 'i'e l t•,Mt, tM''..l; ,1 401. Y,
,put into the, road,, during the-present ..
°Ve.lhie veto, he :at ' this '- it i : 11 " have been . mirehased, a neW mail bag
thei hardihood to 7 prononii9n a gage car; and', ond;rieiv passenger ear
failnre . . , : He mendaciously I:the:
hody., hon . been built; within the year.
fact tht order ' , the wise eatery
74.•' - he,tWo,, engines, 'M 'and
pro Visions of ac . ts sO tie, .
William Penn lurVe'also beenao remold
lately rebellious States
Im6r-reconstructed, and' the ` r i n g ~..,n3
. J. - 4 'neeessities' of' the road Toethe en- .
elect 'that they are almost entirely
. new. :
three would also have bech Inot suing year,it ISsaid,Will 6111 for eight
been for his officiousiateifcriith, hundred, tout• of new, rails, and twenty
rather than faithful executiithe .
laWs; Trig' iiiiiiiidence in 4101-pt. five thousand r eross-ties, as also the ex
tatsion of the sidings at various points.
to• lecture Congress upon thitect !rho c ' Sentli Monntiiin icon COMpany
is greatly intensified . when it:rte
in mind dint lie ha timd_
sso Often having
-begun the COnstruction of their..
. road from Carlisle to Pine Grove, the
in his demagogical speeches hire ,
tid Cumberland Valley - Rail road has ad
confidence in the will of the p eC vanced to them the loan of two hundred
when it is still further remembt nt thousand dollars', Secured; by; mort
upOn. this' very subject have th4e oges upon, that road and the_ roll--
already intwo successive electi n ..
tained - Congress and repudiate!. ing stock and real estate of the corn-
PanY. 'ltiltas also been reeplved Upon
. His treatment of. the finaneem to extend the Cumberland Valley road.
country is no less to be reprobat in
from Hagerstown to Williamsport
his insolence neon retonstructimi n
Marylan'd, thus forming a connection
suggestions 'upon the - payment's
debt, were they followed out, id •
with the Oliesapeakeand Ohio Canal..
The, income of be Road from the
- lead to open repudiation, and then lst.October, 1867 o the Ist Oct 1868,
of Congress, a day or two sin was $677.064,72, while :the expenses
passing a resolution, " That all's
were but $392,417,26, Making the net
of repudiation : of national indebtn earnings
$184,647,46. The amount
arenclions to the American peoplt
Udder no circumstance's will then' 1568
nioney on band on the Ist of Oct.
1 , 868 was $290,741;10 'or 159,018,-
resentatives consent to offer the r i,
77 more than on the Ist of October,
creditor as full :compensation , 4
amount of money than that whit 1867, thus ehdiving a- profit over all
dividend's, interests on bonds, amounts Government contracted to pay," ,
votuof 114 to 6, is a merited and a paid to the Trustees - of the, Sinking
Fund &c., during the year $59,018,77.
lug rebuke to his Accidency's scl The 'past;enger, table shows the fol
t4 - relnulintion, , which is even t lowing exhibitof, the number of passen
and More disgraCeful than the Det
gem carried frorm,each station during'
racy endeavored to ,secure in the e th e fiscal year ending September 30th,
tion of Seymour, and Blain; • 1868. Ilagerst&wil, 16,234; Morgan-
We hav e "either time nor 81=4 town, 7954; State Line, 1,594; Green.
follow poor Andy any further throe castle, 17,258; Katiffman and Marion,
his vagaries; but cannot fail to not 5,369; Chambersburg; 34,9971;—Stot
the absolute lack of information uthmd, 2,443; Shippensburg, 17,5711;
all the proper subjects. domestic &Oakville, 2,'2941; Newville, '16,570; •
foreign, which it was ]tit uty to mAlterton, 3,052; GreasOn, 1,842, Good'.
v_ey to •Congress,,,instead of lecturiEope, 1,7.64; Carlisle; 4.9,2324; Mid-'
the people's RepiC.Se,ntatiVes upondlPsex, 1,579; Eltigston; - 3,229; Me
course of conduct which they 41tePhanicaburg, '34,378; . Shiremanstown,
selves'have heartily approved and vimd White Hill, -- 5;495; , Harrisburg,
dicated • '' . -
' Some may have eXpectUd bettt The Freight Table shows the fol
things of him, but they can sCarcelowing amounts of freight shipped to
be disappointed when they take intnd from the diffecent points upon_the
consideration the Whole course of- hioad : and first the amount from
most miserable Administration., Thlach "paint. . Hagerstown, in pounds,
message is but -the last wail' of a di50,175,603; State Line, 580,083;
appointed and dying Executive, and tureencastle, 11,201,690; Marion, 407,-
such should-m lookect• upon rather 09; Chambersburg, 22,041,337; Scot
nd, 2,270,038: Shippensburg, 19,-
30,142; Oakville, 3,928,117; New
lie, 10,141,496; Alterton, 1,081,454;
, eason, 1,780,937; Carlisle, 23,289,-
9; Kingston, 3,229,905; Paper Mill,
7,670; Mechanicsburg, 22,438,771;
iremanstown, 883,545; White Hill,
53,724; Bridgeport, 53,073,326.
An A.ecusation of International
By treaty the United States stipti 7
ated to pay Russia seven millions of
dollars for the sovereignty of Alaska .
The whore sum 'was appropriated by
Congress. A drat for five millions
was reported to be paid on this account
in Lotition, and the inference was start
ed tltat..lio_more..waapaid-or-dernaml e :.
Now n a Massachusetts editor, who is a
member. f Congress, alleges that twq
millions were retained by agreement
of, functionaries of the two Govern
ments, 'that three. hundred thousand
dollars were divided among the repre
sentatives of certain journals on this
side of the Altantic, which are named.
He descends to particulars as to how
the Money' was - drawn, and through '
whom. " What hectune of the other
seventeen hundred thousand dollars he
does not undertake to. tell, leaving it to
be inferred that members of Congress
and Cabinet officers here, divided' that
sum 'With Russian officials,-
Tbese.are grave statements, and eau
,allowed to go uninvestigated.
This accusing member Of Congrefis
I knows his duty, which is to have the
a:atter, fully probed and all the facts
revealed. The members of the State
and reasury Departments, whose fidel
ity is thus impeached, owe it to them
selves to ileinand a full sifting ,of the
charges, so far as they are incriminat
ed. The tax-payers will want no more
of Mr. Seward's land contracts until
theilshallhe;assured.that in them lurks
no scheme of peculation and stealing:
Utile member of Congress who start
ed those charges_ fails promptl(to call
for 'an' inquiry,, some other member
ought' to do so. The miller moat not
be_ suffered to, rest where itia.---Pitts
4urgl Gazette. = • ,
TnE nnfrielldly allegations against
,the . Union Pacific Railway Company,
are substantially.these : That, in their
haste to prosecute extensioU of
their track, they. have omitted some of
the reqUisites of a first class i structure,
in the way of solid bridges, sufficient'
ballaat, the avOidance'of ieverse eurves,
,Sce.- • 'The - repoit - 'of" the Examining
l7oiniiiiseioull Presenty Show hoW
far these allegations 'have a just foul'.
,dation. the,meantime the Treasury
,subsiditryfor.eighty miles is withheld.'
LOxrdits from Minneebta atato that
'the'indications r R
;nor will. not pe, re-elected, ,owing to
the. Donnelly...and Washburn 'quarrel,
he having sided with the. letter; and.
Donnelly's friends can control Leg-,
t islatiao if' they cannot eleet
,Ben„ Leon , is, reported to
have the inside ctritei ; to . , Henderson's
. prisSing ; . dot vary;
with chalices . " however, li?! . fityoi 9f, 09.
lattfix••':lxt: I NeVadai , 63.tliWart, Imo -nor
sorious , 44T'osttioniiiind:Qhandler, , norie.
i nau .,u.,l ,t 1 "111.0.,
eumberland Valley Raft Rpad.
From the t l lrty-fourth annual 're
refight shipped to the different
nts: Bridgeport, 54,499,232; White
I, 2,822,655, Shiremanstown, 2,-
.48leeltanicsburg; --- 39;0537422;
r +er Mill, 2,521,550; Kingston, 3,-
1,277; Carlisle, 59,062,052; erreason,
19,395; Alterton, 708,378; Newville,
185,471; Oakville, 2,823,007;' Ship
pburg, 20,941,049; ' Scotland, 1,-
3202; Chanabersburg, 41,993,070;
Non, 1,189,335; Greeneasthi, 18,-
8 1 361; State Line, 1,418,181; Ilagers
ie report as a whole shows the
coition of the.toad to he most ex;
cat, and argue's a constant And
Fal increase.lo its. business. With
thehranch .road to - Pine' Grove,
ovewhich 'untold toils of ore and
irotrill odotililless.be carried; and the
-the road itself • to -Wil
liattort, by Means of wideh the Cum
berld., Bituminous Coal will be
earrl - down through our valley, and
,the Itllracito Coal of other regions
Card into •Maryland and Virginia,
will,cubtless,•as, the President pro
dichithe trade 'will increase to an
ex,te4hat will at once be rerOnnern-
clompany and -of • the ut
most sportanee to the 'development
of thvalley through which the road
W. new and most prefitable'source
of weth• Las been very lately devel
oped l Louisiana. The rice-culture,
of the sate was, only a few years since,.
conAno fci* small coast planters,
wboSe ioduct attracted little or tin atl
tention't the local markets.. Yet now,
as we lom froth the New Orleans 'Re :
publicatsuch success has attended the
, of this grain:as to Warrant
an estinite of the Y,oulaiaria crop for
this :•yetuat an aggregate of ten thou-
sand ticros more, than the entire Pro.
duct of ii 3 Carolinas. ;Large additi z
onal itivktnients of. Northern capital
in - the buine4 have also recently been
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' l'it.E kEgoAap.-- 1 1'he last -annual
• 41....- ,
message - L Andrew Johnson meets
with but tie' ihvor in any section' or
from any li:ty. Thellopublicati prase:.
ainioit' wi Out' Mreeptiort, denouncejt:
4, we4 - , -- , iidtiiii, and ai advoCating,
odiiMs.do'c Ines: widietheDertiocracy,
'ktioiing' i' hetiiredoi clMtacter, are'
afraid tg.....t.t4r.id.:4tw tz,tOrances, and,
thereforeieroain. non-committal. • As,
it is Andy :if last how],"' the. people:
everywher , tilieid - iliitosed to let it pass
Mr& thing i• ithopiii64oitinflue4Co..-2--L
with a fall oncb; haw dobided
piously. that ROffaiail; Ropubliefin";iii4l'
etc ctoa, to office 'of 'olebter.''t This
gtiyeif tb& llolocthiLd date of the State
to firiatt;' ”! !"
Our Washington .Letter.
[Briclat Oorreepondonce of the oAnuriLE,likwp]
.WAsinattrroiv, D DEe. 14, 1868;
Distillers have , redently-been misled, Mid - ,
the -BureaMajoternal Revenue has been
- putlO a great'Aeal,ol: trouble by w -late
erroneous'statement 4 dn the IdertiVßev . --
Mimi Record:of, requirements • under the.
law of *July 20, 1868, especially.in reepect
to the per clam capacity tax under section
13. That' tax.had - solo reference to. the
mciterio/ 'used, not at ell to the spirits pro:
duced—s2 per day fortim first 20 bushels,
oiless; and ..$2 on . every additional ?o busbels, as determinedby survey made in
eceordance with section _lo.'
A,correspondent of the Baltimore Ga-
Xetto'unconsciously enforces very tiptly
the brace of recommendations set forth'by
Mr. Itollini,,Cornissioner- of Internal 'Rev
ands, in hialtepprt, viz;
,triontibe made eel Iltness,•and:noi-on par 7.
I t,y fc'commetidatiodp, and -thataPpeintees
bit retained during good' liehavier,-
-of Jutplces' • Civil :Service: Bill.
2. The'.oonviSrsion of -the Bureau into a
Department independent of the Treasury . .
D. is a story of the experience of ono of the
,Sujieivisors just iippointed, in the Bureau
seeking instructions.` ..Ho prodecds at once
le the Odic°, expecting to be immediately
.furhishcd with a letter containing all the
,instructions necessary, and left to go on
his way rejoicing while one could say Jed(
Robinson. He ; aslcs for the Commission
er.- The yoting Inian at the door of the
Commissioner's roodi tolls him that the
Commitsioner is very busy, and several
gentlemen besides those :in.with him are
waiting to got an interview. When at
last ushered in, it is only to be congratu
lated and passed over to' Deputy Com
missioner Harland. Mr. Harland sends
him to Chief 'Clerk Johnson, and. Mr.
Johnson Tuts . him on 'a. round of some
fourteen Divisions and Sub-Divisions, one,
after another, in pursuit of instruct
inns, until the poor man most lost in
'a maze of bowildordient.
Here, as is readily perceived, is afforded
on excellent illlttrntion of, 1. The utter
uselessness of a man in ah official position
the duties •of which ho knows nothing
about—uselessness, nt least, while the ig
'noranco lasts; And while it lasts' the
,Government interests are - suffering in .
proportionloi the real importance of the
office; which will be longer dr shorter,
according to the capacity of the novitiate
and the complexity and inherent diffieul,
ty of the duties. And so; 'the desirable
ness of inquiring into the qualifications of
appliCaints, and, when' the right nien are
found, and especially after they have made
themselves familiar with their duties Of
keeping thorns 2. The extent and corn=
plexity of the business of this Bureau,
importance warranting its
_erection into a Department, and the im
possibility of the Secretary of. the Treas
ury personally superintending it, oven had
he muchdess to occupy him In his remain
ing Bureau. And one thing more it
would seem to illpstrate; viz: the very
questionable wisdom of appointing - men to
see that taxpayers and officers do their re
spective duties, who do not know what
those duties are, and- who get bewildered
at the naming of.the list of them.
In this connection I may say of my own
knowledge, that the value of this newly
created office of Supervisor has been much
deprecated— if it do not proVe to be wholly
worthless .-by the changes made in the
nominations Hist made by Commissioner
Rollins, as the i•nly condition upon which
Secretary McCulloch would appoint, Men
fich — gethiteW - 6.t per i eriCC ?cif:irk - no w
edge of Revenue matters were substituted
,- hy - merrstielnus this gen tlemen - WhOSe
tion is related above; and for party and
It has a v.dst., inopportune look, for the
promotion of our interests, in this very
•blood-infiking branch of the Government
that Commissioner Rollins, after unearth
! ing_tbe whisky rascals, -and getting fitful!-
: iar with their tricks, ar.d just on the eve
of being disembariassed of the slip which
has hold him back fromi pursuit, should
determine to abandon the field. Ile has
sent in his resignation to take effect on the
81st inst. bnless a successor shall have been
previously confirmed. -Had ho consented
.to stay until March, wo might have hoped
for the nomination of a successor than
whom no better man could be desired, in
point of familiarity with the Internal
Revenue :affitirs, great abilities, find un
doubted honesty—Thos. Harland, • the
present First Deputy Commissionef. If
President Johnson, would consider only the
interest of tho Government, and make this
-nomination, I speak kndwingly when I
say that, us between it and any other that
ho is likely to malce--,and I would almost
say, that of man whatever—ho would
render en importantservice to the country.
Deputy Com. Harland has ' proved his
eminent qualifications for the post by rap
idly rising to his present place,-ns fast as
vacancies permitted, from a first-class
clerkship, without the intercession of
political„influence, solely on the felt ex
traordinary value of such an officer., That
ho wants the office I do not know, never
having exchanged a word With MM . , or .
any one who could speak for him, on the
subject. For the sake of this vest public
_hope he doesjad_that the pond,
cy e sensible of its want of him.
Notwithstanding the holiday ambit,
people are cbming Into the National Capi
tal in unusually., large-numbers from all
parts, especially the-Southern States. The
halls of the Metroplitnn Hotel aro daily
thronged by VII itstungtonians on the look
out for old familiar faces from the Southern
. An acquaintance of mine enforces ,the
need of more railroad facilities for Wash
ington in this wise :'Butter coats him,
buying it in South=western Virginia,
freight included, SC/pants a pound, such
as sells in this market at 60 cents ; and
other 'provisions could be obtained at a
similar adinfiCttge. But ho is sometimes
kept waiting three or,fourWeeks for trans
portation, on- account of the inadequate
capacity of the single railroad between
hero and the point of 'purchase; and 80,
theadvantage in price is neutralized by the
inconvenience and annoyance. Whereas,"
with adequate railroad fac,ilitie§ the mar
ket prices themselves would naturally,„-fall
to this level., , .
Wilson of sewing machine notoriety
has bad an apPlication before the Com
missioner of Tatents for some time for an
extension of improvements on the Wheel
er & Wilson Sowing Machine, - and• the
case has not yet reached.a decision - . .Cyre
nus WlCeolor Jr., has obtained an oaten:
sion of sever; years on 6 improvements on
a Grain '& Grass Ilaiester. ,
There is much. fooling exhibited by
those connected with the Indian Bureau
on account of the probability of its trans
fer to . the War Department. A Wrong
fight in opposition to it is expected in the
Senate. be three weeks. before
Commissioner Taylor's report will bo pre
Governor Tod was a million-
—Joan Br',taxes has been lecturing in
—Colorado Jewett has started a new
party. ' •
GENERAL FREAIONT wants to bo
later to Franco.
—BARON 1101110IIILD loft', o fortttno of
"-.EXASIPNATOit AANiI is 'said to , bo not
a candidate for .11Ondrielrs' place. .
.. 7 ,-SznAtOtt SX'AM:IIIIC ie proSpocting for
Cotton millern•Augusta, Ga.
- Republican papers of _Missouri
generally favor General Carl Schurz for'
the Senatorship. • , ,
Patina, author of tho ,! , Loa
(Douse," has, it is, said, boon appointed to
a clerkship lyt, the Now xorx custom
GENERAL Cotz, tried ' .at Albany,
Nevi York, for the murder of. Mr, Mscoek,
for the•seduetkin'of his wife has been ac-,
.uitted,• ! ,". •
HoN. ', - 13. - IV.Asunpnli.n, of
succeeds' the, late Hem. Theddeus 'Stevens
ns Ohnitipen Orthci . House Coiamitteo,:on
Approprlntione, ' , '
-TILE movement to make lion. Boma
Maynard a member. ofltbe Oabinot,; is
meeting , . with 'favorable I:esponso from
leadifig RepubliCans of the several south;
ern States. .• - -
is supptaiod. thaton. 'Hannibal
4111 - bo,olectod Unttod States Son
4itor. from Main'o in place of, Hon: L.. 11.
1.16 - rrill;' whop° term opiroa Manila , 4th,
' f) " .„ ••
Washington Star states that Min
later . Johnson, desires to. come home,. anii -
Oxplitin his nivotiatiOns;'with the 'Hrithili
Miniater;vhich Ito just:llloi. " '
Bnictuelt Yount. upon being stria
on down with the spoplely, tho report
says, "was immediately convoyed to his
residence, and is now •lying on his couch,.
surrounded by all his family ."- -Ho is oir. -
heated - to survive, thislieing tho first -ut
• —Mr. CA.Vhia„Cusutita has gouo to
Riirope, it iB,44itiiiiectediAb deal with the
Alaberna'queitiOn. lie has learning, sense,
disaretign,` 'and--.manlineik all - . of which
-qualities but the first the American Min
istok'',l4•l4•;iidon lacks. -
• —Mte ..14..mcs 'Conte* BENNETT
poses.viiiting F i propo next May, when be
offers, in his yacht Dauntless,. to sail a
8000 mile ocean' race with Mr. - AShbury,
in the yacht Cambria. The latter yacht
will arrive in American waters early in
1860, and compete with the crack vessels
of the, Now-York Club for -the cup won
by the '.A.merica.t
—8R1G . 11.4.74" YOUNG, Louis Napoleon,
tho'PopO; the Czar, the Sultan, and Queen'
Vidtoria, are all In delicate health, and on
'the dowq bill of _life. Nobody would be
much surprised if they were all dead in
ten years frau now. The question then
al-lees—after thesewhat .
—BEN WADE -is reporfed to have- de
ridhd Chase end Seymour; pitied Blair;
:dinOunced It. H. Dana and the opponents
of Butler as aristocrats, who made -asses
of themselves in trying to appease the En.
gliall,prtdo of birth, and declared Beverly
Johnson to be a toady. , TlreSettlem'ent
of the Alabaina claims was easy enough if
we made the simple'proctocal.' Ho favors
universal manhood-suffrage and the trans
fer of the Indian Bureau to the War -De
• There were 401 deaths in Chicago laiit
The Mississippi river' is frozen over as
far South as Cairo. '
Michigan has a cash balance of over
$1,000,000 in her treasury.
Bears are hulnisrmis in the wild parts of
Forest, FM: and Warren counties, Nana.
Kentucky expects a mild winter be
cause the woods aile full of rod-headed
.ivdedpeckers: I . •
Minneapolis ddetors have voted to offer
their bills for settlerrient within slaty days
after each case.
A daughter of General Humphrey
Mlarshall, - of Kentucky, has written a nov
el/entitled, "As By Fire."
A package of $6OOO in confederate notes
was sold at auction in Savannah, on the
Ist instant for' bne - d - 011ar. • - •
After the let of 'January, 1869, no per
son can take advantage of the Bankrupt
unless he can pay fifty cents on the
Turkeys aro driven indroves to Cincin
ati.,One drove of four hundred is now
on its way there through Kentucky.
The only young man—says an exchange
—who was not snOiled by being lionzied,
was the prophet: Daniel.
Nine Jews were nominated to the now
English Parliament, and seVen, all Liber
als, were, elected. The Conservative
:rows were defeated. , '
The letter-carriers of Washington ap
peared on Friday for the, first time in the
uniforms .prescribed by the Postmaster
Texas, an exchange thinks, is land_of
"ling, hominy and plenty," becauie pork
is two and a half cents a pound, and meal
thirty-tlvements a bushel there.
The Kuklux have . taken to burning
barns and schoolhouses in Mouroosounty,
XCIIIICSSOO, and Governor Browniew
fers 5500 for the detectidn of the guilty
ones. • .
A travelling beggar in Kentucky burns
down the houses when ho is .ri.tfused u
lodging, 'but where he is chaVitably taken
in he only. steals the spoons.
In Woodville, Wis., an Indian and a
bear .were recently found lying dead to
gether. Bruin, after receiving sixbullets,
had lived long enough to crush to death
It is said that artificial eggs, quite as
good as the real ones are manufactured in
Troy New York, and sold for-fifteen cents
per.dozen. The hens will soon - have to
lay cheaper eggs of stop.
A verdict of $5OOO has bean rondcr,cd
against 4 Brooklyn druggist for recom
mending a lady patient to takd two grains
of morphine, which dose caused her death.
The druggist did. not contest the case..
In 1846 the manufacture of thB Mc-
Cormick Reapers and Mowers was begun
in Chicago, and since' than more than
100,000 of thesh machines have been - made.
The works cover 500 by 400 feet and em
ploy five hundred hands.
Tho thieving genta''y of Now York oc
casionally assume the dress and stars of
policemen, and arrest their own confeder
ing diamonds in the jewelry stores, but
neglykt to commit their prisoners or re-
Stryb the stolen property found upon them,
Cincinnati has small Dos so badly that
the Board of Health has been issuing in
siting instructions concerning it. Ono of
'these is that a sign bearing the words
"Small Pox Here,' must be placed over
the door of each house contning the die
WOWIT and Olonnt fflatterli.
TO OUR FRIENDS AND PATRONS.—
Toward the close of the year every correct
business man feels it's duty to so order his
affairs that. he may, in a pecuniary point
of view, start squarely with the - now year.
This is right and -proper ; and believing
in the old maxim that " short settlements
maire. 'long friends," wo earnestly desire
such of our patrons who may be in arrears
to us, either .for subscription; advertising
or job work,' to ?all upon us , as soon as pos
sible and settle tlfeir respective accounts:
Wo have upon ourbooks a largo number of
unmild bills, many of them of long stand,-
ing, and all of which wo would like to have
paid as speedily as may be. These bills
are for themoat part small, but in the ag
gregate they foot up to a considerable sum,
tho possession of Which would' be of vast
benefit to us just now._ 'Our
, weekly ex
ironies are very heavy, and moil, -
in - ready money. Our paper-maker; ink
manufadturer, type-founder, &C,,: must be
paid •on the dolivorg . of their wares, -- and
our employees fook for' their wages at the
end of each week, and to most those de
mands it •is abiolutoly necessary that we
should have that which is justly duo us.'
Those. of - our subscribers who have al
ready liquidated their indebtedess, (thin'
proving themselves patrons indeed), have
Our hearty thanks; andwe hope our other
friends will see the propriety ,of doing
likewise:. • •
REMOVKL—Messra. A. 'B..&' N.
.S.IIEILK, CarringaAanufa turers, havefust
opened out in their now ' t d splendid brick
building, north-east' co, nor of South and
;Pitt streets, - Carlisle2Whete , thoy will *be
glad to see their old customers alld as many
now ones-as may chose to call. Carriages,.
Top-Wagons, Sulkeys; Buggies, Sleighs,
&c., &c..,...substatitially bhilt and tastefully
,donstantly on hand and for 'solo
,at prices,to suit . the.times. , , , . :
PASTOR OALLREL—Rev.. GEORGE
NOIWROSEIVOf Galesburg, Illinois; has boon
calharto the pastoratchargo'of the pocond
Presbyterian church of Carlisle. • '
This' gontiomaii filled the pulpit df that
church on taro , or three •oecaeione several
areelia,agoi and gave great satisfaction to
members of the.congreksition and oth
es+ who hoard him' *each. sip acaeWartco
Of the'call le by no moanactirtain: •
The First Lutheran Sabbath ' school .
of Carlisle; will hold its sixth Ar:dversa
ry.iii Ciat',Cheroli dir, Ohristnias;evening
tose.'2s:'lBoB,.eonsistitig Of Singing .D!a
logues and Addresses: . ' • ' '
Th . e Term of our CoUrts was
convened' Or: Monday. - last, Hon. Joint. J.
l'iinsolt,,cf Harrisburg preening. Tho
folio:gilt:gni:sea wore tried : ; -
The First' National Bank es, The Carlisle
Deposit Bank.—Rolo to 'show cause why
Judgcbant should not be entered fot, rind of
a sufficient affidavit of defence. Rule dis
In 'the Orphans' Court, Jiidge GICA4A3I
presiding, the usual business of the Court
was transacted, after'whlch the business of
thespecial term i Judge PLE - RSON presiding,
was resumed "by calling up the case of
The Carlisle Deposit Bask vs, - D. N. Ma
hon._ Debt. :Verdict for the plaintiff, for
Judo GRAIIAM resuming his 'sent ?after
disposing of rules &c., adjourned the emir%
until Monday morning the 21st at 10
'NEW PuEsinßNT.—There is
the 'greatpat anxiety, manifested all over
the country, to know what course 'ourJ
new President will pursue in the settling
-up of •our fintional dialculties. True, it is
a matter of vital importance torus as a na
tioa; 'but" the best policy for.private
dividuals is to Sold tbeii tongues and as
semble at Nxrr'e popular store, in a quiet
9rderly manner, and have his clerk EDDIE
exchange your greenbacks for goods.—
His , stock is immense, in quality unsur
passed, and in prices, unprecedentedly
NEWVILLE BUILDING ASSOCIATION.
—We give below .a statement of the oper
ations of the above - Association for the half
year ending on the sth inst. It will be
seen that the affairs of the Association are
in a highly prosperous condition :
1000 Shares,...... ........ $6,000 00
Interest, 692 50 .
Transfer's, &c., 64 80
AdvanCes, 253 75
Dues unpaid, ...... ..$3BO 60
Expense acc0unt,....144 G 7
50 Shares canceled $2OO $lO,OOO 00
. • -
Averaga:'prenilli'm, 36 3-5
Not value shares, $24 34
Considerable excitement has been mani
'footed in the community at tne rapid and
mysterious disappearance of "Dry Goods
from the shelves and counters of Messrs.
LEIDIOII & 3lttaxa!a Store. It has been
discovered, however, that the whole trans
action has been perfectly fair and honor
able. Hundreds of customers, attracted
hy,,.Che fine styles and- remarkably low
prices of their goods, have been carrying
them off by the dart load.__4ll who hays
not made their Christmas purhhases, should
not fail to avail themselves of this capital
opportunity to save money and also secure
goods of the latest styles and best quality.
EXBATTION OF MORTGAGES FROM
TAXATION.—TiIe law passed by our-State
Legislature at its last session, exempting
- tertaih obligntiens contracted in the pur
chase or payment of real estate, went into
practical operation on the Ist of Decem
ber. It was a'qucstion with the Legisla
ture-whether the lawful,rate of interest
should be raised, or some of the burflens
on Money invested in mortgages and judg
ments removed, and it was to meet the
difficulty that the net was passed. IL is as
SEcTiox 1. All mortgages, jiidgments,-
recoginzances and moneys owing upon ar
ticles of agreement for the sale of real es
tate made and executed after the passage
of this act, shall be exempt from all taxa
tion except for State purpokes; and that
from and after the first day of December
next, no taxes of any description shell be
assessed or collected except for Stale pur
poses, on or from mortgages,Judgments,
recognizanceS or moneys owing upon ar
ticles of agreement for the sale of real es
tate, whether made or executed before or
after. the passage of this act: Provided,
That nothing in this act shall be construed
to apply to mortgages, judgments -or arti
cles of agreement given by corporations.
This act applies only to forty-three
counties, and'includes Cumberland, Perry,
Franklin, Dauphin, and York.
OUR AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY IN
YE OLDEN , TIME."-A ['ker' in the
- TO - Wer VirEat the county sends us a copy of
the " Carlisle HERALD" of November 22,
1848, which contains the Report Of the
Ciimberland - County Agricultural Society
for that year. The report is a 'brief one,
and confines itself principally to the enu
meration of the agricultural implements,
horned cattle, domestic products, &c., and
also gives h short account of the "Plowing
Match." Our correspondent says:
" The Society has made some pregres . s•
since then. It is a singular fact that every
plow, agricultural and mechanical imple
ment on exhibition and in use at that tithe,
has been laid aside. Moore* Sinclair's
Plow has Men long out of use. Also, the
''Plow made by George Brindle, of Mon
roe." A low of the Henwood plows aro
,- seattered through the county, and the
Plankplow" of to-day is it very different
thing from that of 20 years ago. Pennock's
Seed Drill and Plank's Seed Drill aro
things of the nest—they served their day,
and well. Pennock's drili was the pion
eer. To-day a good farmer would not take
either of them as a gift. It seems strange
„that although but twenty years have gone
by, to find no labor-saving machines then.
on exhibition. No Reaper, no Mower, no
I Separator—little, if anything, to lessen the
drudgery of farm life. think the "Fall
Meeting" of .1848 must have boon a little
dry. No fast horses, no trotting, no ring,
no lady's department, and no ladies in at
tendance.. It 'was essentially a masculine
affair. - The Exhibition was bold at
Noble's barn, immediately North 'of the
town, and open to all."
over may be the customs and laWs of a
country, the.woman in it decide the mor-.
ale. They reign becauso they hold pos
session of our affections. But their influ
ence is snore or less salutary, according to
tin degree of esteem which is given thoth.
When they are congenial companions the
reaction is complote,‘And: they aro - seen
wending their way to the C. V. R. R. Cf
fice, with smiling faces, to purchase a su
,perior'Sewing 4Slachino trona our 'worthy
Chief Burgess, Join' Cleurnria..
GREtNOI3I.I) makes isle bow to-any
in a, new
. advertisement, which be
found in another column.- The ladies, par,
ticularlY, aroinvlted to Scan with care this
bill orfare for the holidays, for in it ap
pears every article in the - dry geode rand
fancy line which they may ;wish either to
give or receive as preients during the Christ
mas Holidays. The stock, at 140..8 East
High street, is- rich, rare' and 'coniiilati, l
and will be sold at pric'eslo suit tho'
P,RESBYTERIAN.---,ROV. THOMAS V.
*D.13.,. formerly Pastor of the.
Second - Presbyterian Church of Carlisle,
and nrro latterly, PaStor of the- Frrfit
Presbyterian' Church of Richmond, Va.,
has .boon called to the pastoral charge of
the First •Presh:yteriaa Church
Tennesso and hai accepted the call.
, . .
LEGTuugs:—This is the lecture son
son; nr4 iyo notice that acme of the female
leettirers at the North charge pretty high
prices for the delivery of their. lectures,
' ono of them demanding no hiss . than $260
for each lecture. A married man at our,
elbow sayethis is an unconscionable price;
'and that his wife 'favors him with a s.,lec
tura" almost nightly, "free. gratis, tor
nothing,. without charging anything."
:RE LjarplisZfoTr . pl 7 4-,Profq - i i - 2, - . G.,
APPLE " Aelarsiitig will preach'
in the - Reformed Church, on peat Sabbath
morning and evening., • • • .
- HICBTEtt VATIGHAN.-A. committee — or
ladies from New York'. called upon' HeY.
Geary at Harrisburg, on Friday morning,
to urge.im . to pardon. Hester Vaughan.
iniormed thitt tbelr action had long. since ,
been quietly anticipated bYHMlssands :of
humane and philanthropic citizens, mostly
radios of. Pennsylvania, indtbat any, tur
agitation on the subject would be anneees
eery, as the-case was thoroughly understood .
and the Governor action was determined
- ByREQUEST,—Of Messrs STUART,
PET,ERSON &CO., of Philadelphia, the in
ventors and manufacturers of the wonder
ful "Barley Shoat" Cooking Stove, whose
:merits we laude So frequently referred to
in these colnmns, we extend the thanks of
the Firm to the many friondsin the trade,
as well as to the numerous families in our
section who have so liberally encouraged
their exertions to place in the market a
thoroughly complete and reliable stove;
and desiro to assure them, that their evi
(farces of faith in the Firm's "good works"
will be fully appreciated and reciprocated.
The gentlemen named also wish it an -
nounced that the, l , Barley Sheaf" contin
ues to be in fictive demand at the hands of
the trade and families, and that every ef
fort will be made on their part—every
care taken in the selection of material,
and its construction, to render the
"Barley Sheaf" worthy of the high repu
tation and nxtended patronage it enjoys.
For sale lay & RUPP, Car
MINC es.=LTlie following recipe
for mince pies, which are now . in season,
is confidently recommended to the editor .
of tho Germantown Telcgraph, by a lady
who has used it for many years : Boyl a
fresh beef tongue tender, let it, get cold,
then chop it fine, with one pound of suet,.
one-half peck of apples, two pounds of
currants, picked and washed very careful
ly; one pound of citron sliced, half an
ounce each of powdered cloves, allspice,
cinnamon,. and ginger; three pints of •
sweet cider, one pint of Maderia wine, half
a dint of brandy, with enough sugar to
sweeten to. your taste. This will.make a
large jar full; -•••
61.131(plic.—The snow and the
temperature of the atmosphere have com
bined to afford our young folks a merry
time among _the robes and furs Never
theless Ls:triton 6; Mis.f..rat are not to be
lured from their ptirpose by any pleasure
seeking appliances. They have just re
turned from the East with a large invoice
of Dry Goods . and- Cliristmas. Presents,
consisting of Furs of all qualities, for-La--
dies' Misses and . Children, black and col
ored-eletn Sacques; shawls of-the newest
designs and linest qualities, Lace Hand
kerchiefs and TACO Collars; Hemstitched
Handkerchiefs, for Ladies, Misses and
Children, which will be sold at price!, as
tonishingly low. Let all wishing
thing in their line give theme call.
A celebrated New barber .
said i aot long, since, that nine-toothy of
his customers preferred to have their hair
dressed with "Barrett's Hair Restorative"
to.any other substance, as it keeps the
seep so cool and free from dandruff.—
Troy Doily Whig.
LAMES we are receiving our fourth
took of furs, wo have been-complimented
by the best judges of furs of hating the
finest Stock of Furs ever kept in this
pines. We can prove this fact to you if
you will pay a visit to our Store.
W. C. WSWTEII & CO.,
• THE RIGHT PLACE—to get
your Dry Hbods, is at .1;57, C. SAWYER ac
Co. Don't forget the fact that they have
reduced all their prices for the Holiday
Season. Their Stock is full and complete
and their siyles cannot be surpassed any
where in point of beauty, or quality, or
moderation in price.
.are selling by the. well-known house of
BENTZ 4: Co. Their elegant Sable*Furs,
Real Lace Collars and Handkerchiefs,
Shawls, Cloakings, Dress Goods, Domes
tics, are giving their a busy time on
account of the low prices at which they
aro selling. Those wishing to purchase
Holiday presents can snit) money by giv
ing them a call.
"THE BEAVER RADICAL."—We
welcome the tirst number of The Beaker
,Radical to our table. The paper was
born at Beaver yesterday, and will be
published every Friday by M. S. Quay,
formeoy one of the ltading mem
bers .of the Pennsylvania 'Legislature.
The appearance of thesfirst number of
the Radical is good, and there is enough
spicy and interesting reading matter In
it to suit any taste. The Radical is a
forty-eight column paper, and published
at the . low prico of $2 00 a yeas
can in • pol i tics. •
Gray hairs may not mar one's good
locks and in ninny cases even improve the
appearance, but as a general rule are con
sidered objectionable and many devices
are resorted to to prevent orgetrid of them.
We knew of no modOso.little troublesome
or objectionable as theme of Ring's Veg
etable Ambrosia, an article which of late
has become so immensely popular as a
toilet article and beautifier. It is easily
applied, restores gray or faded Inijr, pre,
vents, and in many cases.oures baldness,
cleanses the scalp and leaves;the haii in
plendid condition for arranging.
Baldness, "Graypeee and other im
perfections of the Hair will be regarded
as inexcusable after-- a trial of Mrs. 13.
A. Ata.raes , Improved (new style) Hair
Restorer ors Dressing, (in one bdttle.) Ev
ery Druggist sells it. Price One Dollar.
Thc;'last Congress„passeA, an act moor=
porating a National Insurance Company.
This was a wise proceeding: Moat of our
Life Insuranhe Companion have' been
State organizations, and although poorly '
all of thorn aregood, and worthy of.patron
age, there has been. something :wanting.
in the ' fact that they were not national.
A Oompauy that issues policied all over
the country and invests, its premiums - in
leXal smut.' ties,becoMos as mocha nation- -
al institution as the sub'-Treadury, especial
ly when it is undei the management. of
mon like Mr. SAT CURE wherhave a.
world-wide reputation for business enter
priso, honor, ands sagaeity.:Tho'N ATION
-4.1. Lrrn Instraerrcris Conr.4...ut haradopt= —
ed now 'features which maim it the-most
attractive as well no's the, safest in 'Um'
United States;, An 'advertisement is, pub
lished in anothar column, and °lir imams,
cannot do better than to study this scheme
carefully, arid in ' . the'interest•of prudence
put , a policy upon their .lives
llBillt - SALE AtiF •'.VAL A
On ; Thuraday, January 7th, 186D..'
Ili pursuance of on piaor of Orphans'" Court of
umborland Comity , ~
I will soil at Public Bale, on the Premlses; that
maluablo Douse, and - Lot of, (ironed, ettnatod on Cho'
'Emit side of Smith llnterfor ntrook, in the DorOngh
'of Carlisle, •It being , the reeldence of Dr. J.J.
Dendor t .deceased..... • •-, •
Tho Lot has a front of 410. feet on. Smith - Ifainter
Smoot, and eatoudnin depth 288'fbet 'to an alley.
.The Improsorriehtartro a . ..Doublo'_Twri•Story BRIO1T.;
.11011814 trlth'll, 'Two43tory,.l3giok 'Bonding 'ln the
.boat'of repair: There Is 4 fine Stable 'and, Cartilage -
Hoag° on.the s lot; and also a flue let of Fruit Trees..
' The Bowe is looted on 'the but 'street of oar .
borough, end it adroltuldk, adapted at h .businets
:stand or the time' of i'profeselenal man. -
; .Ttrmolo.por canton day of sale, Ono 'half April
'let,' and balance Ira 1170.
'iDileto Ominous° at). b'elbOl6 • }'
180oe 0p.15. al3lrippgrf