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Andrew J. Bhey, Editor.
Yor Canal Commissioner,
THOMAS tl. rORSYTHE,
- bf Philadelphia County.
For A.rtfitor General,
of Mifflin County.
For Surveyor General,
J. PORTER BRAWLET,
of Crawford County.
5F"The editor will be pleased to Fee his pa
tron during court, md expects every man t
"do his duty" (as the politicians say previous to
the election) in the way of paying the amount
due for subscription and advertising. We can
not print a paper without the "one thing need
XJSJThe speech of Hon. J. Clemens, on the
Cuban question, will be found upon the outside
of this paper, It is worthy of perusal.
Democratic State Convention.
This body met at Harrishnrg, in the Nail of
the House of Representatives, on Tuesday,
March 1. at 12 o'clock. Hon. Arnold Plummer.
of Venango, and Hon. John Cessna, of Bedford,
were nominated for temporary chairman. Mr.
Plummer was elected receiving G6 votes, Mr.
Cessna R4. Wm. L. Hirst, Esq., of Philadel
phia, was chosen permanent President of the
Convention. The first ballot was for Canal
Commissioner, as follows: T. II. Forsyth, 31 ;
II. S. Mott, 22; Jno. A. Morrison, 22; A, S.
Feather. 1 1 Joel P. Danner, 8. On theCth bal
lot, Thos. H. Forsyth, o!" Philadelphia, was non
inatcd, receiving 81 votes Henry S. Mott. 46
Hon. Ephraim Panics was re-nominated by
acclamation for Auditor General.
Hon. J. Porter Crawley was re-nominated on
the 2nd ballot for Surveyor General, the vote
being for Brawley, 67; W. S. Garvin, 23; Robt.
Klotz, 13; Gordon F. Mason, VI.
The nominations were unanimously confirm
ed. The convention adjourned uutil 9 o'clock,
-We have only room to say that the ticket is an
excellent one, and entirely to our liking. The
names of the nominees are at our mast-head,
there to remain until the victo of October next
proclaims their election by a tremendous major,
A Democratic Executive.
To-morrow, Franklin Piebce will be inaugu
rated President of the United States. Tbe pro
gramme of the affair we publish in another col
:umn. The "fuss and parade" usual on so impor
tant a change, will not, we believe, equal that
heretofore made, but the ceremonies will be
. conducted in an unostentatious and appropriate
. manner. The usual "Inauguration Ball" will
not take place, the "Jackson association" hav
ing very properly, in deference to the feelings
of the President elect, determined to give up i
this enjoyment which generally closed the cer-1
eiuomes of the day. A large number of office
seekers, borers and visitors are iu Washington,
and the crowd continues to increase, consequent
ly there will be no lack of lookers-on.
Gen. Pierce goes to the Executive chair with
the fond hopes and sincere wishes of his party
friends for a successful, economical and praise
worthy administration. His political opponents
ecemto have laid aside the bitterness with which
they assailed him .luring the campaign, and say !
that "he will take hold of the National helm !
with a firm hand, bavins the chart of nreee-
dence, experience and wise counsel before him."
Since his electi n he has by his discreet, pru
dent and wise course of conduct, dispelled the
fears of his most inveterate political enemies,
and given them "assurance doubly sure" that
be is eminently fitted, and admirably qualified,
to discharge the responsible duties of the office
in a manner highly creditable to himself and
honorable to the country.
He is regarded by men of all parties with a
confidence in his incorruptibility, a deep and
abiding fith in his honesty and firmness, that
bespeaks for him an energetic and wise admin
istration. He will prove himself equal to any
emergency, and shrink not from "assuming tbe
responsibility" when the occasion requires it.
He has reached the summit of all earthly great
ness through no agency of his own, by no base
or unworthy means, not having sought the office;
when nominated, he relied upon the good sense
and just discrimination of the American people,
in choosing between him and his opponent, con
fident of the righteousness of their verdict and
"willing to nltirie hy their decision- That deci
sion was largely in his favor, and exhibited the
attachment of the masses to democratic princi
ples. The hopes and welfare of a Nation are
confided to his care ; he has accepted the trust,
and his whole history indicates his peculiar
fitnefs to so discharge it as to increase the hap
piness and prosperity of the country, and still
stronger cement the bonds of Union between
A Useful Book.
We have examined a work, just published, cal
led "Hay ward's Gazetteer of the United States,"
comprising a general view of the United States,
nnd particular descriptions of the several states,
territories, counties, cities, towns, villages,
mountains, rivers, harbors, lakes, railroad,
canals &c. ; with the governments and literary
ana ottier panne institution ot the country ; to
which are added valuable statistical tables and
a map of the United States. The book contains
8G0 pages, is neatly printed, and well bound.
Tbe price is $3 50. It contains a vast amount
of most important" information for business men
and othrs, whkh cannot be obtained elsewhere,
and as a book of reference is invaluable. The
igent for Cambria county, is Mr. David Irons,
of Jefferson, who will supply the work at tbe
We received a letter from Phila. to-day, which
tates that Judge CaMPBicLLhis been telegraphed
to, to come on to Washington and take a seat in
the cabinet. .. " .
The canal ha"s not been opened yet.
The Legislature has adjourned until Monday,
to enable the members to attend the Inauguration
The latest news is that there will bean Inau
guration Ball, the ladies having decided that it
must " come off."
On Monday, a thunder storm passed over the
northern portion of this county, Rather unu
sual at this season of the year, to hear peals of
It i s in contcmpl ition to build a hotel in New
York, capable of accommodating over two thou
sand persons ; the price of board, per day, to be
one dollar, or six dollars a week. The house to
he furnished, not splendidly, but comfortably ;
provided with wholesome, not sumptuous fare
Such a hotel is much needed.
"In your patience ye are strong." So we tho't
upon seeing a man drive a horse and sleigh
through town on Tuesday, the mud being about
four inches deep. He had, no doubt, been on a
journey and was caught away from home in a
On Tuesday the Post Office was removed to
the store of Fred. Kittell, Esq., opposite the
Sentinel Office. While Col. Roberts was Post
master he discharged the duties of his office
well and to the satisfaction of all. For a year
past, on account of the sickness of Col. Roberts,
the business was under control of his assistant,
Mr. R. Tudor, to whom the thanks of the press
and of the citizens are justly due, for his uni
form courtesey and attention. He proved him
self an obliging officer.
C. E. Logan, Esq., familiarly known as "old
Logan." the comedian, died of apoplexy on the
Ohio river, near Wheeling, last week. Sorry to
hear it. Many a time have we enjoyed our
selves, witnessing his admirable personations
of comical characters upon the stage.
The U. S. Mail, 6ince Tuesday, reaches this
from Jefferson, via Plank Road. ' The mail clo
ses at the Ebensburg office at 2 o'clock' in the af
ternoon. Liveried servants says the Home Journal,
are more common in New York than they were
a year ago. This ought not to be in a republi
can country. The wearing of liveries originated
in those times when captives taken in war be
came bondmen. Each chief affixed to his pris
oners some mark or badge, to distinguish them
from those taken by others just as in the South
American plains, every owner brands the horse
or buffalo he has caught, then turns him loose
to mingle for a while with the herd. Livery,
therefore, is a relic of barbarism, the proper
mark of a serf, and should never be seen a
tSfWm. Kittell, Esq., has removed his Law
office to the building on High street, lately oc
cupied as an office by Gen. Jos. McDonald.
t,Atthe election, on Saturday, for officers
of the Ebensburg andSusquehannah Plank Road
company, the following gentlemen were chosen,
there being no opposition : President Geo. J.
Rogers ; Treasurer
Edward Shoemaker, Esq.:
Managers Johnston Moore, John Williams,
William Kittell, Ezekiel Hughes, Esqrs., and
Rev. P. II. Lempke. These are excellent selec
tions and meet the approbation of all interested
in the road. A meeting of the Board was held
on Monday. Proposals will be received at the
6tore of J. Moore, on Tuesday evening next,
March 8th uutll C o'clock, for 150,000 feet Sin.
Spruce Plank, and 15,000 feet string timber
bJ b inches to be delivered at Ebensburg. on or
before the 25th of J""enext. T,,e leng,b of tbe
Pnk will be made known to the person bid-
ding, when the bid is offered. A competent en
gineer is to be immediately employed to survey
a route tor the road. He will organize a force
and commence in a 6hort time. By the 1st of
December next, it is cxrectcd that8 orten miles
of the road will be completed. "The work
goes bravely on."
Quite a difference. The Holliday6burg
"General Pierce was waited on by Committees
from both houses of Congress and notified of his
election, when he informed the gentlemen that
he would accept the office I
Major Raymond was not waited upon by any
committee of the present Pennsylvania Senate,
and ..notified of his election as Transcribing
clerk ; therefore, was saved the trouble of ac
cepting the office !
A meeting will be held at the house of Col. P.
Shie's, in Loretto, on Saturday next at 2 o'clock
P. M., to adopt measures for the construction
of a turnpike or Plank Road from Loretto to the
Summit. Such a road is badly needed between
the two plates, and we hope the meeting on Sat
urday will provide the ways and means for the
accomplishment of their efforts. A better road
from Ebensburg to Loretto 6hou1d be agitated
now, iu this, the seasou of the Road excitement
JCegfCourt commences next Monday and con
tinues for two weeks.
fotyllamilton intends to run two backs, dai
ly, on Court week, between Jefferson and Eb
ensburg. 8es.The Hollidaysburg Whig says:
"Jack Rhey of the "Mountain Seulinel !" plays
second nddle to the Hollidaysburg Standard in
blackguardism. Men are generally known by
In the same number of the Whig in which the
above appears, we find the following, which we
commend to the editor thereof, with tbe expres
sion that as he laid down a code editorial, be ex
hibited his profound ignorance in so soon de
parting from it: . .. .
"When you have any objections to make to
the editor, editorially, make them as a gentle-
lor instance, like the above, as
one deserving ot credit if you do this we will
condescends no ice you. so will we,1 if not; we
respecuuuy iiuopm you iunt you taunt look else
where fox an antagonist of your own kidney."
Amen, dear, kind, considerate, moral, genteel,
dignified, polite, good-mannered, courteous, ur
bane, affable Mr.. Jlaymond-. '
SS-The State Agents on the Portage Ro.- d
have made application for an increase of wages
from $1 to $2 per day. The amount of labor
they perform night end day, renders such a
movement necessary and proper. The laborert
on the Rail Roads hould also have their wages
advanced, provisions of all kinds being so enor
An election will be be!d in , this borough on
Friday, 10th March, for Burgess Town Council.
High Constable, overseers, &c.
Jno. Ivory, Esq.; intends running twojhacks
every-day- fiom the Summit to this place on
It is contcmp'ated to run a daily line of hacks
from the Summit to Hollidaysburg. A good
We are under obligations to lion. Linn Boyd
and Hon. R. Brodhead, of Congress, and Speak
er Schell and Thos. Collins, Esqr., of. the Leg
islature, for valuable documents.
St. Patrick's Day, 17th of March, will be cel
ebrated at tbe Summit by a public procession.
Seth R. M'Cune and Wm. M. Lloyd, Esqrs ,
are spoken of in Blair county for Canal Com,
Altoona will soon be incorporated into a Bor
ough. It is a flourishing town.
The Blair county "Lead Mines," in Sinking
Valley, are very productive. Some specimeus,
exhibited in Hollidaysburg, by the chief Miner,
were pure lead, and also, ore, intermingled with
New Advertisements. Farm to rent Pub
lic Vendue Caution to purchasers Turnpike
Notice Accommo lation Line.
The Fourth of March at Washington The It.
ugiunu uruer oi xrooessios.
The Judiciary. .
Aids Marshal-in-Chief Aids
President of the United States, with President
elect, and suite, with citizen niarsb&ls on his
left, and the United States marshal for the
District of Columbia and his deputies on his
The Committee of Arrangements of the Senate of
the United St ites.
' Foreign Ministers.
Members elect, Members and ex-Members of
Congress, and ex-Members of the Cabinet,
Governor and ex-Governor of States and Terri
tories, and Members of the Legislatures of
the same. . ,
Officers of the Army, Navy, Marine Grps, and
Officers and Soldiers of the Revolution, the War
of 1812-'15, and all other Wart.
The corporate Authorities of Washington and
The Jackson Democratic Association.
Other Political Associations of the District, and
from a distance.
All organized Civic Societies,
Professors and Students of Colleges an Schools
in the District of Columbia. .
Citizens of the District of Columbia an of States
and Territories... ... ;
FORMATION. " 1
The constituent parts of the procession are re
quested to assemble in front of the chy Hall on
tbe morning of the 4th of March, at 10 o'clock
ptecisely. - r
The military will there be formed it accord
ance with the orders of their cominaniing offi
cer. . - .... . ri . .
The several associations, authorities and bo
dies enumerated above, and others iutuding to
join in the procession,, will there be received by
assistant marshals, and assigned to thar appro
priate positions. They . are request?! to ap
proach in double file, and will be preiared to
follow the column of military in sestions of
The column will form at 10 o'clock precisely
and proceed on Louisiana avenue to martet space
on Pennsylvania avenue ; thence on that avenue
to Willard's Hotel, where the President of the
United States and President elect, will be re
ceived in line, and escorted in column to the
Capitol, where the ceremony of the inaugura
tion will take place, and thereafter each constit
uent part of the procession will be lft free to
its own direction. ;
Allegheny Valley Railroad. '
The bids for the work on this road, 'the Pitts
burg American says,) have been characterised
by a 6ingle uniformity of rates. About one
hundred bids for work, for the first forty-two
miles, were precisely the same in price. The
bids (three in number,) by heavy companies for
the u-hnle line, amounting to over three ami
half millions, did not vary fifteen thousand dol
lars. The two lowest bidders were D. Letch &
Co., (Samuel Jones and James Fenlon,) and Jo
seph Chamberlain & Bro., of Ohio, to whom the
contract has been awarded, with an understan
ding that a New York Company, the third bidr
ders, be associated with them. The company
will organize in a few days, and sublet a portion
of the road. The entire stock of the road is now
taken, and the stock-book closed, the company
having no more to offer. The contract awarded
is for the building of the road entire with the
exception of finding the rails, chairs and spikes.
The route decided upon is on the Eastern side
of the Allegheny, thus avoiding two bridges over
We learn, that on tbe part of the road between
this city and Kittanning, tbe work of gradua
tion will be forthwith commenced. From Kit-
tanning to the ftew Wk State Line, three
routes have been surveyed, and tbe grading. &c.
oi iu;u pari win ue prosecuted vigorously, as
. 1 . :,l i - . . .
fast as the line can be located and prepared for
wor. rrom i uisourg .10 ttiitanriing. the line
i3 to be finished and in operation in July, 1804 !
This road will connect. with the New York and
Erie Railroad and with lines to Rochester and
Buffalo, forming thus the most direct communi
cation with Albany. Boston. &c. and with the
Northern Lakes and the Valley of the St. Law
rence. The Cabinet.
Washington, Feb. 25tb.
From the best information that can be ob
tained, Gen. Pierce's Cabinet will stand as fol
Secretary of State dlon. Wm. L. Marev. of
Secretary of the Treasury Mr." Guthrie, of
Secretary of War Hon. Jeff. Davis, of Miss.
Secretary of the Navy Hon. J. C. Dobbin, of
Postmaster General Hon. R. McClelland, of
Secretary-of the Interior Jan. Pamnkaii r
Attrtmiir r,mnl Tlnn Pglah Pu.i.:
There may be some transpositions of one or
two of these, but there is no reason to doubt
that the Cabinet will be made up of these names. J
. - , - -w viibuiuk. ut i
. Washington afialrs.
Washisstow, February 20. The Union is
severe upon the Whig Clerks, in the various de
partments, who have sold out their offices " to
Democrats, and says the purchasers will not be
permitted to' retain their their bought places by
the incoming Administration. . The prices at
which Clerkships are held here may not be un
interesting to applicants : An active Whig, who.
was receiving a salary of $1200. sold out his
office for $200 ; another Clerk, receiving -$1400,
holds his berth at $oOO a year. Ihe market is
well stocked, and sales are quick.
Mr. Capudavant, a dentist, who was horse
whipped a few days since by William Wall, the
clothier, for having addressed a lady to whom
he had not been introduced, returned the com
pliment this morning by publicly cow-hiding
Mr. Wall, on the Avenue, opposite Brown's
Washington, February 23.
Senators Houston, Dawson, Cass and James.
Secretary Conrad, Speaker Boyd and It. P.
Blair, bad an interview with the President elect
this morning. This afternoon the General walk
ed out for the first t'me since his arrival in the
Capital. He appeared in good health.
An occurrence took place at the Treasury de
partment to-day, between Colonel Creecy, a
clerk in the Solicitors' Office, and Mr. Thomr -eon,
a lawyer- of this city, which has caused
considerable talk. Mr. Thompson called at the
office of Creecy, in regard to a letter which the
latter had written to him in reply to some de
mand touching the settlement of a debt.
Thompson told Creecy that his letter was insul
ting, and demanded satisfaction, saying, "you
must kill me or I will kill you." Creecy said,
shoot me now, and at the same instant, he
struck Thompson with a rule. Thompson drew
a heavy pistol and inflicted several severe blows
upon Creecy's head, which caused him to cry
murder, which attracted the attention of sever
al in the vicinity, who separated them. Both
were arrested and bound over to keep the
Washington, Feb. 23. Major Daniel H. Mc
Phail, formerly of Baltimore, who distinguished
nunseit in the r lorida and Mexican ars, is
strongly urged for Marshal of the Southern Dis
trict of New York. He was one of General
Jackson's citizen soldiers, and received the rank
of Brevet for his gallantry ; and Marylaud al
so voted him a Sword.
Frank Gallagher, of Baltimore, will, it is
thought, be appointed Marshal of Maryland.
Ex-Governor Philip Francis Thomas will recieve
the Collector8hip of Baltimore, unless over
slaughed by Mr. Marcy, who will go it is said,
for General Jacob D. Davis. Mr. Thomas is a
distant relative of the President elect, office
seekers and expectants, from New York and
Philadelphia, throng the city, anxiously watch
ing Cabinet announcements.
Mr. Cushing and Mr. Nicholson have arrived
here. President Fillmore's last levee took place
this evening. The East room, and the various
ante-rooms were very much crowded.
Numerous strangers have arrived during this
week. Our principal hotels are filled to their
utmost capacity, and boarding houses and pri
vate dwellings are filling up rapidly ; but as
upwards of a thousand buildings have been
erected in this city within the past two or three
years, it is presumed that tolerable accommoda
tion.) may still be had.
Washington, Feb. 2fi. General Pierce re
ceived visiters this morning at Willard's hotel,
admitting one at a time. The rush was not great,
as it was not generally known that he was pre
pared to receive promiscuous visiters.
Washington, Feb. 26. President Fillmore
has issued a proclamation calling an extra Ses
sion of the Senate, to meet at noon on the 4th
of March. '
The Intelligencer announces that the mail ser-l
vice on the New Orleans and Vera Cruz line, will
be put in operation immediately.
Gen. Pierce visited the two houses of Con
gress to-day ; but, owing to the pressure of the
outsiders, he was soon glad to escape from the
greedy throng, and in a few minutes returned
to his hotel.
Correspondence of the Pennsylvanian.
Washington, February 2b 18.33.
The Presideut and the President Elect Socialities
The Cabinet The Xacy The Secretary of
the Interior, A c.
The visit of the President of the United
States, together with the President elect, and
other distinguished gentlemen, to the caloric
ship Ericsson, at Alexandria, on Thursday, was
au event showing the high respect of one high
public functionary towards the honored choice of
the people about to succeed him in the Execu
tive Chair, and a reciprocal social feeling on the
part of the other towards the residing officer.
It has already been stated that while Gen.
Pierce was absent from the hotel on that day,
Major General Scott called to see him. Gener
al Pierce promptly returned the compliment by
spending the evening with Gen. Scctt.
Gentlemen always make themselves known
by their courtesies ; and the app.-treut absence
of a bitter ingredient of party politic-son the
occasions to which we have referred, speak well I
for those entrusted with responsible trusts.
Gen. Pierce visited both Houses of Congress
to-day, and, of course, attracted much atten
i r ;,y.o" l,.ia V n ..fr the wnnortaiit
spent for th
to the sea.
hulk, with one half the number of. rusty com
mouores snouiu ue suu. wnu i...... i....,
i i i , - l. : . I. i.AM "V. . .
when Lieut. Hunter was court mart.alled
and censured, for taking Alvarado with a sing
sloop and one gun.
Within the last two or three days, the condnct
of the Secretary of the Interior has been the
subject of comment in the House, it being char
ged that he tolerated the "scaling" of salaries
in his office, and the signing of reciipts for a!
ereater amount of money than was received by
gremcr nui w j y
certain clerks. The Secretary, however, vindi
cates himself from the charge.
Col. J. W. Forney. Clerk of the House, is now
lying very sick at his residence. His disease is
constipation of the bowels.
The Hon. George Briggs, who recently as
saulted the Hon. Mr. Hubbard, the Postmaster
General, has been required to give bonds of
$1000 to appear at Court to answer for the of
B??u The following, says the Mobile Adver
tiser, is a copy of a bill sent in to a gentleman
tome time since :
. "aosafada $1.50
Can any of our readers interpret it ! At first
w took-it for apothecaries Latin : judge our
surprise when the key given to us, to find the
above inscrutable items were simply these :
hore thalf a day," and "a taking of htm
. - . .
.. The mgred.ents 01 ' ' Central Committee was appointed, consisting of to watch events. The accounts are vague ai d
report, are eonp "K n pVl!n Sbbin and the following gentlemen : Thomas Wtso. Kev. ! contradictory, but t h-r r.smgs were looked f r
seemed to he viewed m a Mgh official charac- ste phen'Miller, James W Weir of Harrisburg ; A of
' It wa, hoped that navy reform would be jfp'J" Mee of Pittsbur-' V rcso"tmu - onward-onward-like the slow but
something more than talk ; but as we anticipa- i. . . . sf '.. s-'te Com. intrepid tread of a jackass towards a peck of
than repair the old ships, the money lltllljris;11T ,inii .,.. int
TH2EE DATS LATES FROM EUROPE.
The Arabia arrived to-day- -wit! Liver.
New York, Feb. 23.
An insurrection occurred at Milan on the Cth
and 8th. The Austrions say the revolt was
quell ei 1 with five killed.' The patriots state
that 00 were killed. The patriots attacked the
barracks, and it is said maksucred the garrison
A dispatch dated the 8th, says that order is en
Proclamations f Kossuth and Miut'i'i re
posted. M.7.k.Iui has gone tv Svir?.ct l.:.d lo
Many arrests pro 'eeUtu the reroi'.a. The ac
counts .re very vague. Risings are looked for
Austria and France are sending troops to
Lomhardy and Rome, respectively.
One hundred and twenty rebels have been
hanged in China.
The conflict at Milan was sharp and brief.
Tbe insurgents were mostly without fire-arms.
A dispatch from Milan of the 12th, re-asserts
that traLquility is restored. The citizens took
no part in the affair.
France. The government has a despatch da
ted February 8th, which announces the entire
suppression of the Milan insurrection. Turin
and Piedmont were tranquil.
The following dispatch was received at 50
minutes after 3 o'clock on the morning of the
Oth by sub-marine telegraph, frnm the British
minister at Berlin, for transmission to the min
ister of Foreign Affairs at London. A telegraph
ic message from Bellinzona of tne 8th inst. an
nounces thflt the gates of Milan were shut and
it was supposed that the insurrection which had
been suppressed had recommenced. A procla
mation from Mazzini had been placarded. An
other etatement says that the Austrians in the
Arsenal were massacred. The emeute broke out
simultaneously in three parts of the city. Ar
rests and domiciliary visits were the order of
the day at Milan. Great agitation exists at Pi
sa. Lucia and elsewhere. At Turin the Sar
dinian ministry met in haste in consequence of
n communication from the Austrian Consul to
deliberate on the aspect of affairs.
Zurich Gazette states with respect to the in
surrection that about 300 persons armed with
poignards attacked the troops on Sunday, and
that there had been about 300 killed. Similar
occurrences had taken taken place at -Rimnie
and similar movements had broken out in seve
ral towns in Lombardy.
Austria has demanded of Turkey that Surag
za in Alberia be made a free port for Austriau
vessels. RusMa backs tbe demand.
Collusion against the New Administration.
The New Hampshire Patriot, the organ of
Gen. Pierce, in N. II. speaks of a trick set on
foot by certain cunning Whigs of that State, and
aided by a few half hearted Democrats, to em
barrass the administration of Gen. Pierce and
the Democratic party. The Patriot thus treats
the subject :
"Collusion. We learn that the Federal and
Abolition managers in this State, with the aid
of their representatives at Washington, are prac
rising a game with respect to the Post offices in
this state, by which they expect to make troubltv
in our ranks and to retain a portion of the pol
itical benefits arising from the potfMon oi
those places The game is this: The Whig or
Abolition Post master is in luced t re-sign pri
vately, ami to recommend the appointment of a
nominal Democrat, such a one as they know
would not be the choice of the Democrats of the
place for the office. Tiiij recommendation,
backed by a few who are iit fh secret, is sent
to Tuck or Hale, and on their representation
the appointment is made. This is done in the
expectation that the fishy" Democrats thus ap
pointed will not be removed by the new admin
istration, and for the purpose of making diih
cu'ty among Democrats in regard to the office
in question. These men are well aware that
persons thus appointed by collusions with them
will incur the opposition of a great majority of
the Democrats, who are thus deprived of an op
portunity of having their views and wishes con
sulted in relation to tbe matter; and that quar
rels and divisions among our friends will cer
tainly result therefrom. Which will weaken tin
Democracy nnd afford aid and comfort to the en
emy. Now. we advise Democrats not to become
parties to any such coll nsions. True and sound
men will not do so; and we venture to say thnt
no such "base bargains" will be sanctioned by
the new administration. We do not believe that
any man who thus secures an office will be al
lowed to hold it. We do not Wlieve the friends
of the present administration will thus be allow,
ed to select offic ts for the incoming Democrat
ic administration, even though they may take
them from our ranks. We are of the opinion
that the Democracy are to be consulted in re
gard to such matters; ami that where n.en who
are objectionable to them are found to have se
cured offices by collusion with the enemy, they
will have "notice to quit" before many month.?
The State Temperance Convention, which met
at llarrisburg on Wednesday aud Thursday of
last week, was well attended. J. F. Houston,
of Lancaster county, was chosen President.
At the morning session, on Fhurs lay. a Mate
and issue an address
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cetl to carry on tae woris 10 lue t&ccumpii&uiuciii
of a prohibitory liquor law.
A number of resolutions were passed against
the liquor traffic, and in favor of political ac
tion on the part of the M iine Liquor Law advo
cates to secure a Legislature favorable
dhioi, ""uiu w. preseii., B.-iu.: .e.usc
Prohibitorv Law. On ednesdav eve-
mng, .a temperance meeting was held in tne
House of Representatives which was addressed
by a number of gentlemen.
A Case of Conscience.
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A reverend gentleman of the Catholic church I
called at the office of the Xational IntrlLg- cr
on Saturday last, and handed in thirty dollar, 1
111 COIu. WHICH lie eiaieu Jliiu ieeu in ueintrcu i
by a pet son in the confeesioual to be sent to
that office. Exchange Paper.
We wish that some two or three hundred of
our delinquent subscribers could be brought to
the confessional also. It would be a great mat
ter for their own souls as well as to our purse.
It might he the means of saving them from eter
ual perdition for no man, ia our opinion, can
enjoy true happiness if indebted to the editor.
Now. ye non-paying subscribers think of this;
and act like men who have a duty to perform.
Pay the printer and every body else if you can.
Then your consciece will not upbraid you, and
you will feel yourself an honest man.
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to the UiUS
.i.Ta nf thw I timiiitin wealth. A res lUtlOIl
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FE03I OTJB EXCHANGES
2TMengher, in his lecture at Boston. taM
some excellent anecdotes about Grattau? xJ
cording to Mr. M. Grnttan was indebted f0PYT
eloquence to long nights of study and ptntvVr
ance. He practised in barns, fields nd nieij
ows. and frequently with no other listeners trn
a surprised porker or a lost ax-helve. Pass
by a gallows one night, he commenced an ti
rlress to the chnius. and with so much natural
ness and pathos, that a person passinjr by
claimed, "how the devil did you get down'-,
tt is unnecessary to add that the mnr.ner iritl
which Meagher told the joke "brought the tonJ
down" like a pile of bricks.
?Mary Benton, the oldest woman, in tL,
world, died at Elton, England, on the IGth tit
Iff-he had survived until the 14th Ft-bruarr
next, she would have attained the unpreceden
ted age of 122 rears. This interesting persoc
age wen n native of Cockfield. Durhnn. a
idel for some time at Long Newton.
j he lNAi'GrBATiON Ball TLe Waihii
Lmon of Thursday morning says;
It having been ascertained that the Prcsidact"
elect under the oppressed state of feeling pro.
duced by the. fatal accident on tbe railroaosM"
from which he and others were so great suffer'
crs. could not enjoy the festivities of an in,
ration ball, the managers have determined in
" u 4U ,,,m' ve up the enjoyment which
has on former occasions closed the emmonto
of the day. .
Vice President Ki.vc.--In view of the absence
of Mr. Kino in Cuba, and the probability that
he will not return to Washineton before Con
gress adjourns, a bill has passed the Semite, B.
luorismg me .American cotrsal at Havana t,f
any judge r,f the U. S. Courts, or magistrate to
administer the oath of Office to hiia m Vies
President of the United States.
Stock for the Hippodrome. The packet
ship Ocean Qu' en, Capt in William U. Smith,
arrived here this morning from London. brougLt
out seven African ostriches, trained for the per
formances of the hippodrome about to be'estab-'
lishe J in this city by the famous FraucoLi, of
ui cut uu us i3 vi v.uiu:u uiniensioiir
and beautiful sable plumage. It was purchase
originally from the London Zoological G aniens,
liml llslfi !PM tt-niiit.il tn run nrf.ntmt ..iha l..-.-
w . . ........v. .W.MU.4I.(.,.VV UU SCJ.
It will, with a toy mounted upon its back out
strip the fleetest Arabian or English coursers;
The rutire stock is in the finest coudition,
notwithstanding a very tempestuous passage a
cross the Atlantic. A". Y. a?er.
Railroad Dbeaefasts. By. an arrangement
just completed, passengers before leaving Duff.
lo tor .New ork. while purchasing their ti-kti
at the office, arc handed a bilL of fare, from
which they select t-uch articles as they desire.
The orders are immediately forwarded by a tel.
egra hie communication to the refreshment room
at Warsaw, and numbered tickets are handed
to tne different passengers. Upon arriving 'tX
nrsaw, each finds upon the table whose num-:
her corresponds with the card, the breakfast hi
ordered iu LSuffalo, and the train waits twenty
minutes tor him to eat it.
"A Woman with mustache and beard," is nJ
vertised iu the New York papers, as on exhibi
tion in that city, as a grvat curiosity. We hope
to ce the day when a man without them will at
tract at least as much attention.
On Thursday morning, Feb. 17. seven priso
ners escaped from the jail of Westmoreland
county, by cutting a hole through the floor of
their ceil, and digging under to the outer wall
-md breaking a hole through it. Three of the
prisoners were captured that day nnd hroucht
back tojail. Four are still nt large. They
iiiu5t have labored hard to get out, as they hfc'i
to force .two stone walls.
Dilly Bowlegs, at last dates, was drumming
up his forces for a regular Indian war. Sam
Jo ies and Assin wah were also busy i.rga nixing
their bauds. Gen. Blake, who arrive 1 at Jack
sonville a few days since, on his way to Wash
ington, intends to urge on the Government &b
immediate military movement.
The members of the State Legislature are
likely to be abundantly lea-ted during the pres
ent Session. They have accepted the invitation
of" Philadelphia to visit that city, and they have
also been invited by the Councils of Pittsburg
to visit that city. They will thus have an op
portunity of mingling with their fellow citizens
at both ends of the State.
According to the latest advices another change
has taken .;ce in the Presi .ency -f Mexico.
President Cevallos has resig ied the lut-h o hce,
and been succeeded temporarily by Ge i. Lm-
inus lucre nave iecn tliree l'r siJenti
iu Mexico in :.s in
ny months Arista, Cevallos
What next? Santa Anna
w .s bourlt expected, and until his arrival and
restoration to power all other arrangements may
be regarded as merely temporary. Mexico is
evidently in a lamentable condition.
It will be seen by the advices from Europe,
that an insurrection occurred at Milan 'on the
tith and 8th of February, when a numbtr of
lives were lost. The Patriots attacked the bar
racks, and massacred the garrison. Proclamv
tions by Kossuth and Mazzini, had been posted
in Milan, and the latter had gone to Switzerland
fi It is said that Professor Anderson at
present in Charleston, has received a letter from
Louis Napoleon. Emperor of the French, inclosing
a check for oO.' which be borrowed some years
since from the Professor in London, accompun-
lied with a present of a diamond ring, and an in-
vit ition to visit Pans. This will be cheering
news to all who were the Emperor's creditors ia
the times tb.-tt tried hit soul.
CQy A voting ladv with a cash capital of
!?IO.O)0, alvertises in tlie New York Tribune,
Pro-!rn "Presbyterian or Dutch Reformed hus
band, who, in addition to piety, must possess
a comly appearance. Whereupon a good look
ing German, in Buffalo, who has been a barJ
drinker, hot has seen the error of his ways,
offers himself on the grouud of his being a Dutch
tg The bride cake, at the marriage of X
poleon III, midmadame ie Moxtuo, was nii
n London, by .Messrs. Ti bsells. It
320 pounds without its ornaments. The decor-
. I"" vjua.-.n.-. . u..v.v, . .
modelled irv frosted sugar, and fCB
pouring fourth flowers emblematical of t
peace which the Emperor promised at Bordeaux.
In the centre stood an alabaster vase mounted
with the eagles of France, and containing
elegant bouquet of artificial flowers, among',
which fieur de Us, the Spanish jessamine, "if
the Irish shamrock, were prominently conspi
cuous. The following nre the ingredients of th
cake : Dorset butter, 24 lbs ; loaf sugar.
ons. 40 : r.mze. lemon, and citron rings.
tb ; thr bottles Eau-de-vie : two :
crema de Noyeau.