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Andrew J. Ithey,-Editor.
TJinrsday, March 24, 153.
For Canal CoTmlssfoner,
TJIOMA 11. FOTtSYTHE,
' Of Philadelphia Cotinty.
Yqt tM?ny Ran!,
of Mifflin County.
J. PORTER BRAWTjET,
of Crawford font" tr.
gag Those of onr subscribers who intend
changing their resident on the 1st of April,
trill please notify us. so that their papers may
be sent to the proper place.
A german carman, name unknown, from
Johnstown, had his head smashed betwen the
bumping-benms of two cxrs. at the head of Plane
No 6., last evening. The blood oozed out of his
month, nose, and ears, and yet he will in all
5?A man W!ia caught between the bumping-
beams of two cars last cven"ng. nt tho head of
Plane No. 7, and had his body considerably in
jured. He was brought to the Summit, where
medical aid was obtained, and he is likebj to re
cover. We could not learn his name.
We heard of another accident at Plane
No 4, but learned no particulars.
Thk Weatheb. Sunday, Monday and
Tuesday were bright, beautiful days the first
indications of approaching Spring. Tho birds!
delighted us. on this, their first appearance, and
brought "the olden time" over a fellow by the
weetness of their song. Wednesday, there
came a chilling frost, snow, rain, sunshine and
hail exemplifying the adage "variety is the
spice of life." The song of the bird is no lon
ger heard, grim-visaged winter has supplanted
it. Bring out the sleighs, robes and bells from
their hiding places.
James Wright, convicted at our late court for
nn assault and batterry with intent to kill, on
Wm. Hall, of Jefferson, was sentenced by the
court to undergo an imprisonment of two and a
half years, at hard labor, in the western Peni
tentiary. Peter Seringhaus, convicted of the larceny of
$57 from Christian Riking. of Johnstown, was
Bentenced to undergo an imprisonment of two
years, at hard labor, in the Western Penitenti
Peter S. Mc Closkey, Esq., residing one mile
east of the Summit, Cambria county, committed
suicide on Tuesday evening, by cutting his throat
with a razor. As soon as possible after the
deed was done, physicians were in attendance
nnd dressed the wound, but he tore off the ban
dages and seemed determined to die. He expir
ed yesterday forenoon. The deceased was evi
dently laboring under delirium-tremens at the
time he committed the rash deed. He was for
merly a Justice of the Peace, and the late Cor
oner of this county.
Adjournment of Court.
On Saturday evening, about nine o'clock, the
testimony closed botbjfor jtlaintiffs and defendants
in the great ejectment cas.e f Rarclay et
al r McGuire, Ross, et al. On Monday the
cause was ably argued before the court and jury,
by Messrs. Ranks and Miles for Plaintiffs, and
White and Foster for Defence. The argument
closed at 9J P. M. when Judge Taylor delivered
his charge to the Jury, closing at 11 o'clock P.
M. The jury by one o'clock in the morning had
decided upon their verdict, and it was rendered
on Tuesday inornir.g, for the Defendants, before
the Associate Judges, Judge Taylor having gone
to Hollidaysburg to Iiold court. A motion was
made by the counsel for the Plaintiffs for a new
trial. The court then adjourned.
This famous ejectment case, brought for the
recovery of fifty-two tracts of land in Clearfield
find White townships, this county, containing
22.000 acres of land, was one of the most tedi
ous cases, nnd, perhaps the greatest ejectment
unit ever tried in this State. It has been in lit
ij ition for years has been decided in this court
tLrcc times, nnd in the Supreme Court twice.
The captain of four or fi.e Pcnn.n. R. R, cars
arrived yesterday evening at the head of Tlane
No. 7. with them, and being in a hurry to reach
Hollidaysburg before night, told the engineer at
the head of the plane that they were empty, nnd
he wanted them all sent down the plane at rue
run. The engineer attached the cars to the
wire-rope, and whi n they were run out of the
shed, all of them being heavily loaded, they
vrent down the plane like a streak. The conse
quence was the cars were broken to pieces at the
foot of the plane, tlie freight injured and tlie
rope broken. This delayed the passenger trains
omg east and west, a number of hours chan
g'-ng cars, nnd the detention allowed some
300 passengers to breakfast nt the Summit this
morning. After breakfast one of the passen
gers, thinking he had time to write to his lady
love an account of his mibfortuues, coninicuced
lis letter thus :
Top of the mountane, marsh 24.
Dere Ileliza Here i nm on the tip top of them
Hallygani mountains harty and wel but i had
ta walk a mile this mornin whin we tuk the oth
ir cars the cars comin toards us run down one
tii the mowntans and m i.hed thim all to shivers
but i wasunt harted but i saw a hape of guds
lay in on the rood and i thot i wud lit yu now i
win wel for you mite sac in the papurs there
wus 5-" " !
Here the whistle blew and the letter-writer.
"made tracks" for the cars, leaving his letter
en the table, which was picked up by cur vali-
fsnt friend the Colonel, who read it for the
sxausciBftci of the bystanders.
Tho Hew Portage. Excitement.
We Imrn that quite nn exciting and interes
ting debate took place yesterday, in the Legisla
ture, on the Appropriation Bill, in referenco to
an appropriation to the New Portage Road.
Mr. "Merriman and others, were the conspicu
ous characters in the debate and said a host of
hard things. A committee, consisting of Mess.
Kttbourne, Merriman and Hart, was appointed
in tho House, and two from the Senate, who.
along with the Canal Commissioners and the
Governor, are to visit the new road and report
upon its merits and wants. Thos. J. Power,
Esq., is clerk of this committee. We learn the
above named persons arrived at the Mountain
House last evening, and would inspect the road'
and route to-day. In the mean time, the Le
gislature has adjourned, for a few days, until the
committee report. The Fensylvnma Railroad
and its supporters, of whom there are numta's
in and out of the Legislature, are strongly op
posing the interests of the State in reference to
the New Portage. All we want is the new Por
tage road completed, and a sufficient number ol
coal-burning Locomotives, like those Winans &
Co. of Daltimcre construct, and the transporta
tion will go bravely on. People may t:ls Cl
heavy grades, difficulty of transportation, &c.
upon the new road give us the road, in its ful
lest completion, and the coal-burners can and
will take over from Johnstown to Hollidaysburg
and back all the freight that may offer. That's
The Neglect of Postmasters.
"How poor are they that have not patience."
Yes, and most patiently, for years, have we
borne the misconduct of several of the Post
masters of this county, expecting of them, some
day, but simple justice to our patrons and our
selves, but have been disappointed. Against
,Le aEc'il1 conduct of several P. Ms
county, our patrons have loudlj and most just
ly complained, and yet we have been silent.
Forbearance, with us, has ceased to be a virtue.
To acertaiu Post-office in this county we send n
paper to Mr. Joel Simmons, and have done so,
regularly, every week, for some months, and
yet, he says, that although he has asked for it.
and directed others to ask for him, the invaria
ble reply of the P. M. is, "There is nothing
here." Now. this is too Lad, and we respect,
fully request the P. M. at that place, to hand
over to Mr. Simmons, some dozen or mere ol
"Mountain Sentinels," wliich he has detained.
and which mutt le in that office if they have not
been destroyed. He will confer a favor upon
us by so dome, and thereby properly attend to
the duties incumbent upon him. At several
other offices in this county the P. M.'s are in
the habit of neglecting their business, and
against them repeated complaint.- have been
made to us. At one office the P. M. said to a
patron, '0h ! its no business of mine to bother
myself about the paper, it pays no postage."
If the delivery of county papers is not hereaf
ter attended to a good deal better than hereto
fore, we will turn our nttei tion more fully to
"bothering" the Postmasters. So look out,
St. Patrick's Day.
The manner in which this day was celebrate!
at the Summit, is the theme of universal com
mendation. The immense crowd in attendance,
consisting principally of laboreis from the Cen
tral and New Portage Roads, conducted them
selves in a remarkably quiet, and gentlemanly
hmnnA. Va .n.ii.in11trii. 1 . ! . 1 . . . ! . 1.
place, but all went "merrv as the marriatre
- - - o
bell," and when tlie excruses closed, the crowd
departed for their respective hoinep in quietness
and peace. Thus should it always be ; and we
mistake the opinion of the public, if the late
celebration has not fully redeemed the Irish
character from all the petty slanders that have
ticen cast upon it in this county. All the cele
rators seemed to observe and fulfil to the letter
the sacred command, '-Peace on earth, and goo.i
will towards all men." May every succeeding
celebration of the above day, produce as favor
able impressions as have resulted from the cele
bration of St. Patrick's Day, 1803.
The "Highlanders," Capt. Ivory, paraded,
and we would not be chronicling one of the best
features of the day, were we to omit noticing
the excellent training of that fine body of cit
izen soldiers. The '-Junior Highlanders," Capt.
McLaughlin, we learn, also paraded, and their
martial bearing elicited m ch praise. Court
week prevented our attcndei.ee, else we should
have noticed the celebration in all its fullness.
Eons of Temperance.
At a meeting of the iSoiis of Temperance,
held at their Hail, on Saturday evening. March
l'Jth Mr. John Rodgers. Jr., stated that tin
bust of tlie late Hon. Geo. R. McFarl me, which
he had brought with him, had been presented
to the order by J. C. O'Neill, Esq., with the re
quest that it would be placed in tlie Hall.
A committee was therefore appointed, consis
ting of Mess. Jno. Lloyd, Jas. S. Clark and Wm.
Mills, Jr. to whom the subject was referred.
The committee, through the chairman. Mr.
Lloyd, reported tlie following resolutions, which
were unai imou.ly adopted.
Jtesolved, Tiiat'the thanks of Highland Divi
sion. No. 81, Sons of Temperance, be and are
hereby tendered to Jno. C. O'Neu.i., Esq., for his
appropriate ami highly prized gift a well exe
cuted and life-like bust of our deceased and la
mented brother in the cause Hon. G. R. MC
FAELAXE. late of Hollidaysburg.
llesolved. That this committee wait upon Mr.
O'Xcii!, and prcseut him with a copy of these
Removals from Office. The Cincinnati Com'
mercial, in nn urticle on rotation in office, says:
"General Pierce has pretty clearly intimated
in his Inaugural, that he will not retain in office
any who did uot concur witli him in his views
of policy. Of course we take this to mean, that
there will be a general removal of officers,
whose position partake of a political character.
In this we think the President is right. Unity
is one of the most csseutial attributes of Govern
ment." Report Coutrndtctevt
Bostos. March 21. The Journal this morn
ing contradicts, on - responsible authority, the
report that Arthur Spring who is now on trial
for murdev in Phila., committed the murdei
in NewfouiiQlanu. Hie cpriug who was guilty
of that net was executed at St. John, .Newfound
land, during the yeir 1813.
TReEult of the I lections.
Tho following is the result of tho elections
held on Friday last, as far as rre have been abb
t EBENsuruc roftorcn. .
Burgess Wesley Biteman. Town Council
Tl. L. Johnston. Edward Roberta. Jnv TVtTneb'
David Davis and R. .T. Tibbntt. Onr!t-0V-Miltoft
Roberts. School Directors Richard
Jones, S. M.. Chas. Albrisrht Assessor 'ir
lames Auditor Evan Griffiths Ororseerp
Jno. Williams. D. J. James Town CW,- Th-
J. Davis .Tndre Sam. TV Prree Inspectors
A . . fT 1 T YS
.icssick i nomas, urn. i. lut2.
Constable T;iS. S. Clark School Directors
Wm. Ff. Hushes and Thos. IIpm H vrs lino'
Kdwa"ds and Wm fi. William. 2 rears
tor Isaac Evans Assessor Robert Willi ms
Overseer : Jno. !-an smith. TChenr?
William0 Supervisors ! oh Mivr's
Tones .Judge : John E. Roberts Inspectors :
Stephen Lloyd. Jr.. Lewis Uodgcrs.
Constable : Jno. 15. Myers radge : Mnrtir
Pringle Inspectors : Dphr.iim Crnm. Wm. Rut
ler Supervisors : Thos. McGough, Tlios. Motia
lian Overseers : Raphael Co. .per. Win. Mnrmx
School Directors : Wm. II. fJardner. Wm
.1 Hun OT .
Aims, utuimcii iinu-j.as. j?Kaiiv
Jas. Moreland Assessor: Jos. W
rringle- 7Wi Clerk: Henry Mielme!s-.4y(t'-
tor : V. Somers. .
Buryess : Col. P. Shiels : Totrrt
Kelly, Jas. O'Donnell, Peter Sweeny, Thos. Mel
!y and Dan. Galinher ; Justice : Peter Christe :
Constable: P. J. Little; Assessor: Dan. Galla
her ; Auditor: Win. Litzinger ; Offwer: Vi'ti
ale L. Keefer, Dan. Gallaher ; School Directors :
P. Shiels, Wm. Gwinn ; Judye : Patrick lir .i
iff; Inspectors: Jas. Todd, Jno. X. Conrod.
Judge Wm. P. Tatton Inspectors Jas. P.
McConanghy, S. L. Gorgas Constable Miles
P. Renton School Directors Jacob Levcrgood
and Henry Krntzer, 1 year; T. L. Hever an J.
!?. McCormick, 3 years Overseeis Win. Orr,
Jno. Renton Assessor L. 1. Cohick Auditoi
C. L. Pershing.
CON EM At'CII TOWNSHIP.
Judge Wm. Ream Inspectors Jno. Head
rik, Saml. Horner Co istable Jacob C. Hor
ner School Diiectors Jno. Straycr Jr. Geo.
Blieam Supervisors David Farmer. Jno. I!ei:
shoof Assessor Jacob R. Cob a ugh Auditoi
Jno. Roberts Overseers K. R. Horner, elect
ed; Geo. Rheam &. Dan. Cobaugh each G3 votes.
Judge A bra m. M.tkin Inspector Isaac Ma-
kin, John Nips Cotistailc Daniel Rr.illier
School Directors : Geo. L'mpfiehl. Jacob Camp
'ell ; Supervisors: Emanuel Fral'ier, Jos. M.a r
lis; Overseers: Enoch Rets. Jno. F rcuson :
Auditor: Danl. L. I'rown : Assessor : Joseph Mar
tlis ; Town Clerk: John Edwards.
Judge: Sanil. Kring; Inspector : Geo. f)rris,
Emanuel Weaver; Justice: Adam S. Gramling:
Constable: Geo. Orris ; School Directors : Jacob
Gramling, Adam Strayer : Supervisors: Fred.
Custer, Jacob Foust ; Overseers : Solomon llel
sel. Jos Orris; .1 uditor: Joshua Strayer; At
K'tKor: tphraim Custer ; loiin Clerk: Jacob Ii
Judge: Daniel Fern; Inspector: Thos. II. Por
ter, Wm. McConnell ; Constable : John Mullen;
School Directors: Sam. II. Gray. Wm. P.rou n :
Supervisors : Jos. Crist, John Noel ; Overseers :
Jacob Eurgoon, Chas. E. Stewart; Auditor:
Saml. D. Lilly; Assessor: M.ithew McIIuch :
Toicn Clerk: David Sharp.
Judge : Paul Deshong: Inspectors : Jacob M.
Paul, Jno. M. Morgan: Justice: Arthur Devlin ;
Consable: Thos. Harrison: School Directors:
Henry Eager, Saml. Goiigheiiour : Supervisors :
.lml. Paul. Christian Snyder: Orersetrs: Davi.l
Leidy, Paul Cobaugh: Assessor: Samuel D.
Goughemour: Auditor: Samuel D. Goughenour;
Town Clerk: Dan. P. Albough.
Judge: Hugh Gallagher; Inspectors : Mathias
Belie. Casper Shofner; Constable: Montgomery
Douglass: School Directors : Henry Littcll, Wash.
Douglass ; Supervisors : Andrew Dodson. Thos.
Gallaher; Overseers : M. F. Wagner, M. Leavy;
Auditor: Jno. R. Movers; Assessor: Philip
Hartzog; Town Clerk : Michael Leavy.
Judge: W'ni. G. Krise; Inspectors : P. Ivory.
Cour id Orle ; Jnstice : Peter McGoiiiih ; Cons
fable: Aug. J. .Wei kland : School Directors:
Francis Delozier, Timothy Cawly; Supervisors :
Jos. Moyer. Peter Adams; Overseers : Wm. Lit
tle, Jno. Nagle, Jr; Assessor: Thomas Wilt ; Au
ditor : Geo. Rutledge ; Toicn Clerk : Peter Mc-
Tlie following townships elected on the 18th
Judge : Wm. Glass; Inspectors: Jno. R. Raitni.
las. Connor: Justice: II ciirv li i ne t'onsa-
bfe : Jacob A. Uretii : School Dlrrctors : Frank
iie.irer, Wm. Glass ; Supervisors ; D. Westovcr.
F. Glossori ; Overseers - Henry Lloyd, Jas. Con
nor ; Auditor: IJ. F. Stalb ; Assessor: Jas. A.
Davis; Tuwn Clerk: John R. Daum.
Judge : John Ueers ; Inspectors : S. W. Tur
ner. Ant. Gill ; Justice : Thos. Vanseoyoc ; Co
siable. : Hugh Hollen ; School Directors: R.J.
IVoudfoot, S. V. Turner ; Supervisors : George
l'roxel, Jacob Deitricli ; Overseers : Jno. Koon.
elected ; Jos. Miller and Sam. Matthews, each
7 votes; Auditor: D- Younken ; Assessor:
Thos. Vauscoyoc ; Town Clerk : G. D. Dyers.
Difficulty in the Census Ofico Removals.
Washington, March 21.
The Census office on 8th street was the scene
of considerable excitement to-day. In the first
place 100 clerks were removed, which reduced
the force of the office to seven or eight, and it
was proposed to dispense with the 8th street
lol 7th street offices together, one office and a
few picked clerks being deemed sufficient to
wind up the business. In the next nl.a Mr.
Kennedy, the late superintendent of the census.
suea out a writ ot replevin on Mr n. ii.-
successor, by virtue of which he entered the of
fice with n Deputy marshal, and removed 2 or
3 cartloads of manuscripts and d
claimed as private property, but embracing a
large amount of manuscripts prepared by clerks 11
in the office the record of the Census Hoard,
numerous publications received from public so
Tlie documents removed were. nnnrUn.l nt
$4S0. and Mr. Kennedv has given $1000 bond t
for their safety. Mr. De Bow consulted the Dis
trict Attorney, and no doubt the most prompt
measures will be taken for the recovery of such
papers as arc of a public character.
It is understood that Mr. Keunedv had accu
mulated a large mass of manuscript preparato-
rj to an extended work on the resources of the'
.country, which he designed pnh.ish:ng on his
own account, seeing that Congress declined to .Atlantic be regards as an expanded tan. th
publish the census return on the extensive, ppokes of which converge to St. L-uis. the ban
scale proposed. I die extending thence to San Francisco.
rarther by tie Canada.
England demands cit Explanation of Austria a to
the Djficutty with Turkey Er'nttian of th As
sailant of the Emperor of Autrti The Empe
ror not yet Recovered The I'vpe Daily expect
ed at Paris.
Halifax," March IS.
The Canada brings 93 passengers The steam
er Atlantic arrived out on the morning of the
2nd at Liverpool.
The steamer City of Glasgow, sailed on the
evening of 2d inst., for Philadelphia.
Lord Palmerston stated in Parliament that no
application had yet been made for the expulsion!
"f foreign refugees from England, and that Iml
such neen maue, a wuuiu nave mei wuu a. una,
Lord Dudley Stuart called the attention of
Parliament to Turkish affairs, whereupon Lord .
Russell replied that the Government had thought
it necessary to have a frank explanation with
Austria, at the same time cxpivs the? views of.
England as to maintaining tne independence of!
Turkey. He said he had no doubt the difiVnl-;
tits sit present existing would be adjusted by e-'
Mazini has published a letter, taking th re
sponsibility of the London Committee's manifes-'
I. I .. .I . . k t .1
i to, ami states mat tne ai'iress to tne
1 1 iinjrari-
ins io IralT w-io written lw Kosntli -it Ins re.
quest, during Kossuth's adjourn at Kutaya, and
never afterwards retracted.
The Duchess of Sutherland has placed Staf
ford House at the disposition of Mrs. Reecher
Stowe, to give her receptions to her English .ad
mirers. The Government has refused to charter the
London, Liverpool and American Steamship
A s!;;p had arrived from Melbourne with near
Man v shipwrecks occurred along the En
coast during the storm of the 20th ult.
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13 io eiiuiiii l ii e cei coiuiijr oi ouniiiii .i.ijmi-
The Emperor s-iys that the Imperial manu
factories of France sh ill be worthily represent
ed in the New York Exhibition.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to fire the
Toulon Arsenal recently.
The man who attempted to kiii the Emperor
of Austria w: s executed at Vienna.
The Emperor has not recovered from his
wound, which proves more serious than at first
A mob at Vienna is reported to hive broken ,
the windows of the I'.r;ti!i I'm', is-a lor.
The citizens o Vienna refu-e all intercourse
with Englishmen, in consequence of I-Ingh-iud
havinjr sheltered Mar.:.ini and Kossuth.
There is an unusual commotion in Hungary,
and many arrests have been made. More ar-
ro bnvi. aUn l.er li ma. e at Milan. All tie
rhurch bells are mute and guarded, s; thatthev
may not uc touched.
The Austrian Lloyd says that in consequence
of the unsettled state of affairs. Russia is 1 1
king great precaution to prevent an outbreak
The Constitutional states that the mission
sent by Russia to Co?r-tantino-!e is to demand
'..OOO.OOO roubles due I,n
tion in 18-10, and to insi-t
the Holy Sepulchre affair.
ia for her interven
upon a settlement of
The MontenegiM war is ended.
It is reported that the Porte makes demands
of Austria and it is not true thut Tr.rke thr .ws
hn-self on the protection of Fiance and Eng
land. It is genorilly believed that Austria had mod
erated her demands.
It is understood that a Diplomatic Congress
will -assemble nt Paris in May. to adjust the dif
ficulties between Austria and Turkey.
The French Ambassador has obtained the
Portes promise of indemnity to the French corn
Tlie accounts of the insurrection in China are
meagre and unsatisfactory.
CAPK OF fJOOI HOPE.
Dates from the Cape of Good Hope to the
21th of January confirm the previous accounts
of a great battle between the Hriti.-h troops and
the KafTirs. 00 of whom were killed. The
Uritish lost 40 men.
Death of Col. Mc Cahea.
We notice with sincere regret thedeath of Col.
John J. Mc Cahen. He expired on Saturday
morning, at his late residence, n .rth Sixth steet.
Philadelphia, surrounded by h'rs friends and fam
ily. Col. Mc ('alien was a prominent member of
the Democratic party of Pliilad"lihia. nnd was
deservedly a favorite with his political lu-eih.-i n.
He was at one Time a member of tlie St-.te I,e
cisl.iture was a member of the State Conven
tion to Hcform the Constitution was D-'p-ity
Postmaster ot Philadelphia under Col. Page, and ,
was recently appointed by Gov. lii-j-ler. a Com
missioner to visit I'urope. wirh reference to a
Commonwealth Loan. On his w.a-y out. as we'd
as on his return home, he suffered sev r"'y from
soa sickness, from the effects of which he never
recovered He w. is active, energetic and lion
orable. and his death will bo deeply 'anient.- 1 by
those who new him intimately. He has left a
widow and se 'eral chih
Ten, with whom we sin
The followiuo-circums'ance ojeiirrcd to
Barry at the town of N'oiih W..l.sh -m. in the
county of Norfolk, in the year lT.S. whilst re-
presenting the character of Calista. in ih Ia;r isiimus if Tehu-in'rpee. and when viewed in this
Penitent, in a barn. In the l.st a t of the tra-'p got is pcr.'ectiy p'am an 1 intoll'gih'c.
gedy. w here ('alista lays her hand on the skull, j Tne right of w ly aer ss the 1 s- It n-n of Te
Mrs. I irry. who p'-iyed the p irt. w m s i I l-vi'y ,, ,n;epec. w mi 1 U: -'tii - u piunfio-i of c -rt no
seized with an involuutiry shu hl-rinx : she fell : pos-es i.ns. nt n itliin our juris lic'eoo.'' for the
on the stage, and during the nirht her il!ne-s pr -scrv a ti.oi of i lie rights of commerce iu a
continued. bit the following d ly, when sarli- j most important tsp t. I ...? that this i the
ciently recovered to lC- able to converse, she j meaning alt- cln d to the paragraph bvlheFres
sent for the stajre keeper and anxious!' iupiir-.I i,i, nt. and it icievis the inaui iiital of ai.vthiii":
if he could tell from whence he procured the
skull used the preceding night. He r; die I. --he
procured it from the sexton, who informed him
that it was the skull of one X-rris. a player who j
12 years tM'fore was buro-.I in nm obscure corner
of the church yard." That h ame Norris was
this lady's first husband. The poor woman nev
cr recovered from tho shock
she died in six
Col Benton nml tlie Pacific Xlnilroad.
C1. Benton has addressed aunt hi r omg letter
,1,e P"PK of Missouri, in relation to a
titM,:'' highway from the Mississippi
Pacific. He advocates tlie central route, mi l
is in favor of making this highway on n errand
scale, reserving a tract a mile wide for 711 sorts
of roads, rail and macadamized, ami a plain old
Ruglish road, and two mar-ins one h.m-lre I fc. t
wide for independent and rival telegraphic lines
He is opposed to making tins highway by an
mixture of public and private means, or by giv
ing "land t companies : but holds that the Uni
ted States should build the rond and thefixturcs.
nnd let out the use of it for terms of seven or
ten years to the lowest bidder. The present
svstem of railwas from the Mississippi to
Burning of tho Clipper Shi? Gulden Light
PoTtioa of her Paasosgers Ssred.
EosTr. Marrh 20.
The Rritish Thlp Fhana, arrived yesterday,
from Calcutta, brought home n portion of tlie
pasenrers jnd crew of the clipper ship OnMon
Light, wliich sailed he nee for San Fmnisro. rn
the PJth of Februarv. On the nieht f i!. 22d.
she was struck y lightning, w.i h S'.-t h'r on
fire. The. fames spread very rapidly, i.n 1 fill
hands, numberinir with the p-issfMigers t'iirt'
ive soulr, were driven to the tx.-tts The bip
burned to t!;e w:;ti-r's n'tro. Three m:t i f the
f, VO boats weip picked U bv the Sli-U
nt tiers Iiaa narte'l e-itiirc-nv rt..r
hove in sip it, and afterwards thov cou'd t."t
Fifteen on'v are known to be s ari d.
owing lire the r:Tnes ot T tie nr'Sseners
Mr F'-r ?. of Yarnonnh. Maine : Mrs. Mr
rell. f G.-trdincr. Maine; Mr. :n.l Mrs. Cnm-
ming. Ciirlio.-r. Me: Mr. D"dje. if S:ibm.
Mass . Mid Mr. S:m-Til:
The -hip was owned lv
' Lm-oln. M: ss
Jamt s llutcli:ncrs.
tlrs citv. and is valued -t J?J,.tiO.()0(). which w::s
fnliv insured, mostly in this city. She is regis
tered at 11 40 tons, nnd was on In r frf trio. It
is he'ievcd that the o-s ot life by this dis ist' r
has been not less tii :i fifteen.
Washington, Mnreh 20.
I r. I
- m.ulu flu. l'resi.b'iit nrc in abolition to those
previously published :
Joseph Line. Governor of Ore"rn : Ts-mc J.
Stevens, of Massacliui'tts.
Territorv of Wahiiirloii : G
orr L. Toitv.
l Oregon. Secret.il-'- of the Terriiorv of Oregon.
! b.r-!i:.!s. I esmutli. .Marshal ot (ire
gon : F. rn-m h L. Morenn. Southern I)str:rt of
Florida: .lee P.. Clemens, Mi.lt'e D;striet.
1 cunt ssee
U..oertJ. Chester, western District
Rem. F. H alien
Thomas I lapm r.
Attornev f.r P
llliiio's : (ii'i.rrp
att rney for Michigan : Ib'njamiu F.
Oreiroti. attorney f-r Oreron
! Henry M. Rishop. assistant treasurer at Kos
Robert R C impbe'l. of Tex is, Coinni'ssioncr
! of the Amcric-iti Poimdarv.
i Theodore S. Fay. of New York. Minister ti
I Su it n r'-ind. John IJ-mdolpJi Clay of Peni syl
vania, M.nister "i" Ii.-i ir h-ot i eru.
ud D. Heap, ('oos.i! to 'I'nni.s
Co!ee .r- ?iatiianieU M. Fowle. at
Maine: S. i. Poliuiey. R:rsra;!e. Miss
liam F. ('o'coek. Chariest.. n ; Stephen P
I Rrazos ; Oliver S. if!ierhv. S in Dleo,
fornia ; Isaac P. Wall, Nb.nt- rev.
jlho United Sti'e- and Ilivana Mails Inpor
I tant 0;dor froni Ca.pt. Gon. Cinedo.
j W.sii:ni;tun. M ii-.-h lit.
The Captain Genera" of Coin lias given ii--j
tiee to the American consul, at II ivati a, of an
" " " " -- '" -l
I ot-'ter which lie lias iveetvc 1 ironi tli'j ,iau:s:i
Govermuct Mating that i... transmission v. i!
V 1,1 i 1 1 I H WM" U'lll I IM I.JOIM'I, (lit 1111 J . V'
anv morma ii n :( i;crs. unless iik'V . SJ:a
re 1 with a single striux .r b in I, so as to a lin t
of tieir b ''mix eK i'iii.io l by the a-itii .r.ties. if'
noecss try. without te.n-ln the said b-md or co
ver : :inl should any b-tt r or ! ttei-s be found
within the papers, the same will, be t.ken out.
proper'y directid. and the full postage charjred
from the place whence s aid letter or letters sli.il!
come. AH kinds of printed matter will be iu
eluded under the head of newspapers. The or
der, it is stated, went into effect on the 1st of
Another Harder Charge! upon Arthnr Spring-.
The Journal learns, from a highly respectable
resi b ut of South Huston, who knew A. Spring,
supposed to be connected with the recent don
b'c miir.h r in Philadelphia, when in New Found
land iu the year 18LJ. and that lie there, in con
nection with a woman, caused the death of a
person named Snow. Spring and the woman
were arrested, the latter executed, and Spring,
after beiiur reprieved for n time, was fina'ly ba
nished to the United States. The woman prov-
I ed to be the wife of the murdered man, Snow.
Uurder in Boston.
Rosto.v. March 18.
About half-past 10 o'clock last niirht. .-n Irish
man, named Michael Noble, twenty one years
of age, was killed in a cellar on the corner of
Uichm iiid and Aim streets, by being st-.b-bed
by a comrade. :lnd siibseuently assiult-d
bv others. Three men two women nave been
ainsted Mid await the rfii!t of the cor. tH i".
Correspondence of the Inquirer.
The Inaugural Address and Cnba.
Washington. Mar h "JO.
A paragraph in the President's Inaugural has
liven ris- to e.n-'oiis surmises and comments
many snopo-'ng it re! erred i t Cuba. The par
a er-iph i is fdsows ;
"It is not to be disgu's-' 1. that our attitu lc
as a n it .n. nod out position on the irh'be. rmd
er l.'ie orciitxtti: n ct r in i' xn si,jr;s ri"f tci-'h-n
'.... " n- t tn ihr fu.'we esreo'ia' f-r tne pres
trra i .-n of ! l,e rights of c immerce in ! t'.e pC'tve f
the 11 1 i id.''
I have t.celi informed from such .-; source as
to lieni .lol colitidi lice in its correctness, that
tli s pas-s.-ge has no reference whatever to Cuba,
iiuid imbed, lis Wording is siliTi- lent to show that
i tli:s .s tio case, when ear.-fu'.iy examined, even
' w'.tii nt r--f. r'-iu-i' t t!o prcceed'.ng par.-ieraphs
of to.- i I ir vl! eh ti t- i xp! c.t as t . any at
tem.'t to oe.pl r Can i. T ' - raph has refer
erire 'o the p 'n--n 'if t!,e. rig'it f "' nrrnss the
like an intention of filibuster. ng f"i" more terri
tory. As for the prospect of war, it is all moon-
. Line. i'nghiii.l could scarcely be kicked into
r with us. an 1 no President would be fool-
fu -iigh to p?u::ge the U. s. into war with
power now, 1 1 r any tu s..icr.-iijou snort ot
nation ti honor. bet kIocks. tticreiore. tioiirisii.
mid young ladies keep their in rvt s undisturb
ed. Allegheny Valley Sailroad.
PiTTsiiftirt, March 17.
The breakinc: of ground on the Al! glien.VgValley
Kaiiroa J took place to day at l.awrencevil.e. near
Pittsl-iirg. The Mayi r and Cit Ci unciis nnd a
argc liumbi r of citizens were present. Mayor
ilid-ile pi i formed the ci rcn oiiy f bi eaking the
.round," and made some aj prej riate remarks.
V. (Jovernor Johnston, followed in :;n elaborate
and iiitei csting i-pit-ch.
pyWm. P. Musser. through whos negligence
several lives wcie lost near New ton-Hniiiiltoti. on
:he Central llailroud." a few weeks ago, was nr
- steil (on complaint of Gen. A. I.. Iloniforf.
ssistant Superintendent. ) nt Harrisl urp. and
ield to bail before Judge Pearson in $1,000 on
a charge of involuntary manslaughter. .
Elot at Halifax. "
Riot Act RtAtr and Mix.itat.t CAttto Or,
The St. John New, received jetterdny -the
particulars of a riot which occurred at ir7'
f.r on Thursday last. The cause of the deli
stmtion was in consequence of the ntro-:"
outrge committed on the female passem?.'
the American hhip Winchester, at tLnt ttrt' "
the part of the crew. They were riaied in0
inaniic-r too sii(ckiiig to relate. The Dnrt"
were put under arrest, u 1 while in tLe C '
House the mob surrounded the building,
most threatening mien. So tumuItumiT..
.1... . I,.,lh;tll,l. .in.l u.. ,.n..nl...o:. l"
be i read the riot act, but which had no effert
I'licaiK.n vs then made tor the military ft.r,
- after dark a force of about l&U men from II V
:i'.'7th, mnrched into the Marker Soujire i.J.'j
fixed biyonrts, formed around the Court IJUU '
doors, received the prisoners, tleven iu numW.'
j "'d escorted them to jail.
A strong ruiri ...
I placed on the premises tor the nitrht nfto.i:
f, the rioters nnd spectators disaersi.J
.. ur. j. J. iitrttard, n passenger in thee-:-,
was brutally attacked by the moh, in the itreeV
and. m order to defend himself. ,u part. d;.W
fiv-. aii iunoi.g me uisiurtjtrs. Tlie Doct-r
came !.e:.r losing his life after this. The even
was producing an immense excitement iVu'a.
Interesting to Millers.
In a recent case decided hj JuJg Tatick, a
b.air county, where the curniuuwi..li.. -
iniiier who had heen returned by the Appraiser
thoi of Mercantile Taxes fur tLe i. "i .
of . eleventh section of the act of twmtv.K i ,
I April, lbM, it was proved that dctemianT Uu
J v v U4
- 1 r;i g tlie year that tax was claimed, did h,u:B..
. as a miinr. ground ruin for customers, ground
: his own grain ud sold the flour, in distant m;ir-
: kets. but th.reisno proof that lie sold ant other.
there was no proot that he retailed uny fiur,
sr.toathe lou.ht any grain to manufacture intj
flour, that he suM any flour except from rr i;a
le l-aJ ftiiHt'lf raised or taken us toll. The
Court charged the Jury as follows :
Tills c.i is plainly iistiu iUh ib'e from that
of R rks co. is. Rartolct, 1 Harris, t'21. l.(r
tolet raised upon his own farm, and ul so bought
grain, which he manufactured into flour at hif
mill and a!so hauled it iu his wagon t Ittf i l nj
and retailed it the ; and he was hel l n he a
tl-'i'er in -r.m.Js, wares, and merchandize, the
grovth. produce and manufacture of the Caitf J
J States.' with in the meaning of the 11th Section
S .eo. j of the act of 11 of April, 184u Here the de-V.'it-
j fen j ant did nothing moiv at home than in ma-
taeture into flour gram which he raised himself.
He b uiht no irrain. and retailed no flour frim
his mil1. Can he. be cal.ed a a'ert" Flour
is s aid to he 'in -rch i'i I ze :' and so within tbs
same definition, is wheat. If to sell the fl iur
made from his own wheat, wholesale, wi.u'.J
i.i!-fiin:e t: I in a dea'er," so would selling his
wheat, without being ground. Every farnur who
-ells his wheat, or gets it ground into fl ur and
- ii (s t!e flour to the ifv nnd sells it there
would be a dealer.' and be liable to pay a !:
c.use .' It cannot be that the Legislature in-ti.-u
led any such application of this section.
iW hold that the defendant is not liable, and the
.'.t. t being undisputed, we direct a verdict in hii
CxTASAt-or. Lehigh County. Pa., March 21.
Samuel D.i nit-Is, residing near this place, com
mitted suicide this morning about 0 o'clock, by
shootimr himself with a pistol. When about to
commit the deed h's wife endavored to seize the
weapon, but was unable to wrest it from li'v.n.
In the struggle, he succeeded in firing the p:e
to!, the load entering his breast rnd causing n
m. st instant death. The charge, before enter
ing his bod v, passe 1 through Ids wife's hnnd,
shattering it in a serious manner. They had
been married but a few mouths, and it is sup
pose I that pecuniary difficulties induced theun
fortunatc man to commit the rash act he having
a case pending in the Supreme Court this
The Hon. Francis W. Hughs has resigned t!.e
post of Secretary of the Commonwealth, and has
been appointed Attorney General of the Stat',
iu place of Judge Campbell, now ostnii.ster
The Governor has appointed Charles A. Black,
of Greene county. Secretary rf the Common
wealth. The llarrisburg t'ninn says, '-Mr.
Black, who becomes the princible confidental aJ
viser of the Governor, is a lawyer of ability, 4
fine writer, a courteous gentleman, and a nun
of considerable political experience in Pennsyl
vania lie occupied a seat in the Senate of this
State with Gov. Rigler. and was always one of
his most intimate friends and warm supporters.
In that body he was well schooled in the finnr
c i! an 1 political affairs of Pennsylvania, an ' the
experience he there acquired will add gr.'.-itly to
the value of his services to the Governor and tha
Sale ofMr. 1Vebter's Property.
Washixcton, Match 10 The property of the
are Daiiul Webster in this city, was sold yester
day, by his executors. There was great anxiety
to purchase relics of the deceased statesman,
and ne.-.rly everything of that class brought dou
ble its value. An ordinary looking cane seat
eli air brought lo, aud an old common clock
Anot her Veto The Gli ard Insurance Co..
! IIabrishcrg, March If. In the Senate to
div. --'iiother veto message was received from
the Governor. There had been attached to the
b'.'i incorporating the Wayneshurg and Washing
ton Plank Road Company, n section relating to a
en-tain school districtiu Greene county, and it is
upon this matter of special legislation in refer
ence to school districts that the veto is passed.
The Governor for the same reasons, vetoed
'i'l yesterday. After the reading of the veto.
. he question was again taken on the bill, anJ
st. od Yeas 0, nays 24.
fcST-Aniong the curiosities lately added to the
museum, is a mosquito's bladder, containing
the son's of 24 misers, and the fortunes cf 12
printers nearly half full.
r Hon John Dickey. United States Marshal
fcr the Western District of Penusyl vania. died
at Heaver on the 1-Jth inst. Mr. D. was former
ly a member of congress from Washington and
CoLLr.CTon or Philadelphia. It is currently
reported and generally belived here, says the
llarrisburg Telegraph, that our fellow citiien, ex
Governor David 11. Porter, is or will be afP0'0
ed Collector of the port of Philadelphia.
Calafofnia Gold. Private letters from C'"
lornia, the New York Tribune says, speak of tie
yield of gold as very large, find predict that tie
shijmcu s n march will Le six ui.d a half
se t-u millions of dolhiia. One very remarknb'e
ind important feature 'we hear of from 6everbl
sources by this arrival. The beds of stream
which were worked out end entirely abandoned
during the first year or two after the discovery
of gold in that country, are now being worked
over again with equal andia ioa cuti, great
r auccciithaa oriiaaily.