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Andrew J. Rhey, Editor.
ThursdBj-, April 7, 1853.
For Canal Commissioner,
THOMAS II. FORSYTH,
V of Philadelphia County.
For Auditor General,
of Mifflin County.
For Surveyor General,
JT. POUTEIl Bit AAV LEY,
of Crawford County.
5,Too much business "on hands," is the
cause of a want of editorial in this weeks paper.
g?The Directors cf this School District wish
to employ throe male teachers. See advertise
ment. jpgr-The Printers of this county will please
notice an advenisement concerning them.
jJSafOne daj last week, a man named Smith,
who resides at the foot of Plane No. 9, in at
tempting to get on an engine at Jefferson, miss
ed the step and - the wheels of the water tank
passed OTer his foot. He is recovering.
S&mA man named Brown, in getting off the
cars, near the head of Plane No. 4, on Saturday
last, missed his footing, and had the toes and
side of his foot cut off by the wheels.
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g23"V?e understand a rein of Cannel Coal,
about ten feot in thickness, was discovered a
few days- ago on the farm of Mr. Burkbart,
about four miles from this place. He was dig
ging through what he supposed to be slate, ex
pecting to find bituminous coal, and had made a
fire to keep himself warm. The supposed slate
caught fire, and burning rapidly Mr. B. had
some difficulty in quenching the flames. He
succeeded, however, and brought samples of the
elate to town and it proves to be Cannel coal.
He was no less astonished than pleased.
S?About four weeks ago, a man from near
Martinsburg, Blair couuty, named Adam Nich
ols, was moving a fainily to Susquehanna town
hip. Near the house cf Henry Hopple, in Al
legheny township, the saddle horse fell, and Mr.
N. being in the saddle, had both, or one leg
crushed by the fall. He remained for some
time under the horse, and ha J his leg partly fro
zen, and was afterwards convened to Mr. Hop
ple'a house. He was attended to by the Ger
man physician of Carroltown, but diod on Thurs
SSy-Charles Litzinger, Esq., on the 1st inst.,
took charge of the "Ebensburg House," recent
ly under the supervision of Col. Roberts. Mr.
L., in r-assumiDg the duties of landlord, will
eneavor to render every comfort to his guests,
and we cordially recommend his house to pub.
SSo far as our business as landlord is con
cerned, we have "laid down the shovel and the
boe," James Myers, Esq., taking possession of
the "Exchange Hotel" on Monday next. He
intends adding sundry necessary improvements
to the house, which will contribute to its beauty
and comfort, nnd will render every accommoda
tion, and spare no efforts to please and gratifj"
his customers." We hold ourself under obliga
tions to our friends for their patronage, and
hope that Mr. Myers will be as liberally patron
ised, being in every way worthy of the same.
SS?As the passenger train going west on
Wednesday morning, was crossing the old road
on the trestle-work at the foot of Plane No. 3
one of the cars was thrown off the track, tearing
out the bottom cf the car and frightening the
passengers. Had the car been thrown off the
trestle-work to the ground, a distance of about
twelve feet, a nurnberof persons mighthave been
injured. Iho passengers had a fortunate es
cape, no one being injured.
Cambria Iron Company.
We visited the scene of operations of this
Company on list Saturday, an I saw about one
hundred aud fifty men at work already. The
foundation of the Rolling Mill is laid out. It is
in the shape of a T. The long stem is 700 feet
long and 100 feet wide. The cross is about 500
feet long and 75 feet wide. Great preparations
are being made for making brick and for build
ing. The whole ground is covered with planks
and boards and sawed timber. Some of the
men are ditching -some digging ore some
foundations for siacks and furnaces some ma
king brick some digging foundations for the
Rolling Mill. Jt is worth a visit. We have not
yet been made acquainted with the Sunerinten
dent, Mr. Cox; but, from Lis habits, we take
him to be a very enterprising aud business-do
We wei-e not at all mistaken in saying that
this Company will expend half a million of dol
lars in Johnstown this summer. It will be the
making of the place. People should buy Jots
soon and build as we think the entire salable
property in town will all be bought up during
the summer. Pittsburg was once as small as
Johnstown, and the time may come when Johns
town will be as large as Pittsburg. No reason
an be given why it should not be as great a bu
siness place. CariSran, April 1.
Th New York Brother Jonathan, an indepen
dent paper, expresses its Approbation of Judge
Campbell's appointment to the Post Office De
partment, in thefollowinglangungo:
'Our new Postmaster General, James Camp
uxll, of Pennsylvania, is said to be just fcwh a
man as is wanted at the head of the Post Office.
We realiyhope so. Aft.T Mr. II all was pen
sioned off, we at once hegnn to feci relief from
a dead weight which Mr. Fillmore had inflicted
oa the couatrv. Mr. Hubbard was a very fair
Postmaster General ; and from what we can learn
of Judga Campbell, he will still bo a better one.
All we want is a good, hard working, common
Rtjr.se man," free from party trammel and pride
of place oae who will neither ask nor grant fa
vor in the faithful dischari'3 of his duties, and
who will tr. ike Ui own decisions uuderstanding-
ly. and not trust lay .vmderJinss think tor
MEXICO AND SANTA ANNA.
The British mail steamer which 'arrived at
Vera Cruz on the 4th of March reports that Gen.
Santa Anna had accepted the Presidency of
Mexico, and would return to that couutry on
the mail packet of the 1st of April. The Vera
Cruz papers contain the particulars of an inter
view between Santa Anna and Dr. Manuel M.
Escobar, who was dispatched to Carihagcna by
the authorities of Vera Cruz on a missisn to the
exiled ex-President. The details of the conver
sation which passed between them are furnish
ed by the papers, and a translation is given by
the New Orleans Picayune, which we copy.
The significance of the language of Santa Anna
touching the position of Mexico, and his display
of unmitigated hostility towards the United
States, cannot fail to command the attention of
the reader. At the latest date from the city of
Mexico (March 3d) sev nteen of the States and
Districts had voted fjrr him as President, one
had voted against him, and the remaining five
had not been heard from, but his almost unani
mous restoration to power was confidently anti
cipated. Here is the account of the interview
above referred to :
Senor Escobar reached Carthngena on the 1st
of February, and found Gen. Sauta Anna resi
ding at Turbaco, five leagues from Carthngena.
Upon meeting Santa Anna, his first question
was, "What happens in our republic what say
the Mexicans?" He then askerl if it was true
that another American invasion was threatened?
to which Escobar replied, that "the question of
Tehuantepec would force Mexico to cede without
Senor Escobar states that he then went into a
long account of the course of the Tehuantepec
affair, of the administration of the Government,
and such other subjects as present themselves
when two persons'meet who love each other.
He then handed to the General the letters and
papers he had brought. The next morning San
ta Anna said to him :
"Your coming has made me pass a very bad
night. How have I been affected by the unhap
py situation of our beloved country, the victim
of passion, involved in anarchy, and in immi
nent danger of losing her nationality. Unhap
py Mexico! Without revenue ; owing a million
and a half of back dividends on the English debt
and unable to pay the last year's interest, or
even the salaries of her officers; without an ar
my, the frontiers abandoned nnd suffering the
greatest disasters from the attacks of the sava
ges; the frontier States undermined by traitors
influenced and protected by Americans; sill this
tolerated for five years by inapt leaders, who are
trailers, and only worthy of universal execra
tion. " Lower California, too, threateued in such
a manner that it may be invaded and overrun
without resistance. Yucatan sustaining an In
dian war in which it cannot triumph. Tehuan
tepec threatened, and its military occupation by
our natural enemies delayed until the coming
month of April
"What a situation ! But what has the Gov
ernment of Mexico done with the millions it re
ceived for the iniquitous sale of a great portion
of our territory ? What has it done with the
rever.ue it has controlled for five vears, while
the nation has remained dumb and resigned in
view of the prodigies which the ominous Govern
ment of Quaretaro offered to do?"
The conferences were continued for several
days, Santa Anna manifested great reluctance
to return, and recapitulating the marked un
kindnes3 evinced towards him by the Mexican
Senor Escobar employed every argument cal
culated to induce Santa Anna to return, repres
enting to him that Arista was universally detes
ted, that every one wa3 in favor of Santa Auna,
and looked towards him as a liberator and bene
factor, and that his presence and counsels would
alone suffice to dispel anarchy, and restore Mex
ico to tranquility and order. Two days after
wards Santa Anna replied to Escobar:
"That his heart could only be Mexican; that
notwithstanding the past, he wished to show to
his compatriots how dear they were to him ;
that their misfortunes were his nnd he never
could be indifferent to them ; that looking at ob
jects from a distance, their deformities were
better seen ; that he did not wish that history
should one day say that he had been deaf to the
call cf his country when she honored him with
a caJJ to meet the comwou danger, and that he
had seei; with indifference her fate ; that lie de
sired to enJ his days in the spot he had chosei
as a residence i'i-r his family ; that his only wish
was to see his country happy, and that, casting
aside every thing tending to detain him, he res
igned himself to give the last proof of his patri
otism, although history taught him to place no
confidence in the passing enthusiasm of the mas
ses. "I hold," he said, "that independence is the
greatest of our blessings, and every good citizen
should defend it with all Lis power, and I cannot
be deaf to the voice of my countrymen, nor fail
to appreciate the high honor they have confer
red upon me in calling me to help them out of
the laybrinth in which they are involved, and
above all to save our nationality, now in such
imminent peril, from the grasping spirit of our
neighbors, and the indolence and treason of a
"Return in the next packet, and in giving an
account of your mission to thosa who sent you,
tell them from me that in the next month of
March I will leave this spot for the shores of
Mexico. On my arrival there I will call around
me those persons of influence who are true lov
ers of their country. I will confer with them :
nnd if I find co-operation ; if find sincerity and
a good will to abnegate capricious and mistaken
opinions ; and, finally, if 1 find men of heart to
make an obstinate defence of our rights against
the agressors from the North, and that the only
cry is independence or death, then will I lend
myself cheerfully to new sacrifices ; for, in
truth, I cannot survive the disappearance of
Mexican nationality, and I desire to bury myself
in its ruins, if, after the Mexicans have done
their duty, the great" Regulator of the destinies
of natious should order for us such a fate. But
if my hopes should not find encouragement equal
to my desires, which never can he other than the
weal and glory of our nation, I will return dis
consolate to this retirement, to deplore the bliid
ness of a people that obstinately believe it can
do every thing, when it leaves the only path left
-open to it, and will uot imitate others, who, like
them, bo iouna tnemseives in a Bimilar situa
tion." Senor Escobar here puts a note to his report
stating that on iis arrival at Vera Cruz he had
"The question of Tehuantepec had been set
tled in a manner which must bt satisfactory to
all good citizens, which General Sauta Anna
could not know when housed the above words."
The School of Manners. As Georgo III. was
walking the quarter-deck of one his men-of-war,
with his hat on, a sailor asked his mess-mate
"who that follow was, who did not dowse his
peak to the Admiral ? "Why its the king.'?
"Well kingor no king, retorted the other, he's
an unmannerly, dog." "Lord, where should he
learn manners," replied Jack, "he never was
out cf sight of bind iu hialife."
ITcn. Orvilla Hungerftjrd, residing at Water
town.' JeflTerson county, N. Y., keeps live thou
sand hens in a ten acre lot. with large and suit
able buildings all around for their lodging, set-
! ting nd rearing chickens.
From Ike Washington Republic of March 31.
Death of Mrs. FiUmore.
It is our painful duty to announce the death
of Mrs. Fillmore, the wife of the late President,
which occurred yesterday morning at Willard'a
Hotel, in this city.
The serious illness of Mrs. Fillmore has been 1
kuuwh ior some lime past, out until within ttie :
jx . .1
last iew uays, little apprehension was felt in re
gard to the result. She was attacked with bron
chia. inflammation of the lungs on the 6th inst.,
and this was followed by a suffusion of water:
producing a complication which bafSed the skill
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- njoiviauj n iuu uccu wiucu ,
to her relief. Her sufferings at various stages!
of the disease were severe and protracted ; ;' but?
thev were endured with Phristinn n.itiono nnd i
ill I ill i:ii r 1 1 ri r l i i ! n o n-i-iA a.i tmi
tortitude. She retained consciousness until
within a brief period of dissolution, and .'died
calmly, and without apparent pain, in the pres
ence of her family.
On hearing the melancholy bereavement,
President Pierce directed the postponement of
the meeting of the Cabinet, and the cUsing of
the various Executive Departments for the day.
He also addressed the following letter of condo
lence to Mr. Fillmore :
Executive Mansion, March SO '1853.
My dear Sir; Information has just reached
me of the death of Mrs. Fillmore. I beg you to
accept the assurance of my earnest condolence
in this great bereavement.
Yielding to my deep feelings of sympathy,
and in testimony of respect for the memory of
the deceased, I have directed the meeting of the
Cabinet this day to be suspended, acd the public
offices to be closed. ;
I am with great consideration,
Hon. Millard Fillmore, Washington, D. C.
The President's Private Secretary. Mr. Sid
ney Webster, proceeded to the Capitol to inform
the members of the Senate, unoCicitlly, that in
consequence of the event no further tommunica
tion would be addressed to them dining the dav.
Ere he arrived, however, the Senate hud adjour-I
ueu, on a motion oy .wr. reward
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sorrow and sympathy thus manifested will, we
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than because of the affliction whicl the dispen
sation -casts upon one who has been so recently
relieved from the service of the State.
Death of Mrs. Cass.
The wife of Gen. Cass died at Detroit on the
night of the 31st ult. She was an amiable wo
man, domestic in her habits, preferring the
quiet of her Western home to tlie g-.ieties of
Washington life, and has been the partner of her
ill ct i n 'Hii s!i wil lincl.iml . 1 1 1 t-i 1 1 r. tlia niAf r. t. r i , i't 1 1
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Men. Vjiisb in iii;s Ban utreavt. menu
The past few vears have been peculiarly- fatal
to the occupants of high political positions, nnd!
their immediate circle of relatives. Mr. Folk
! died soon after his term of office had expired
shortly after Taylor, Calhoun, Clay and W eb
ster sank to their tombs the only son of Gen.
Pierce, the wife of ex-President Fillmore, and:
now the lady of Gen. Cass have in Quick succes
sion gone to the spirit land. "Death loves .a
shining mark," and prominent position grants
no exemption from the common sufferings and
Ioshos of mortfility. May God, who htsetrichen
the heart-rending blow, sustain and support the
bereaved mourners, and give that consolation
which can emanate alone from his Almighty
Governor of Minnesota.
Hon. Willis A. Gorman, M. C, from Indi
ana, has been appointed Governor of the terri
tory of Miunesota. So this vexed question has
at length been decided. From all we can hear
there was more difficulty iu making this ap
pointment than any other in the gift of the ad
ministration. There were a great many appli
cants for the office, three of whom reside in Penn
sylvania, and two within the Territory. Mr.
Gorman, the gentleman who received the ap
pointment, we believe, was not an applicant for
the oflicc. Pitts. Post.
Public Printer to the Legislature.
Ou the 31st ult., A. B. Hamilton, was elected
public printer to the Legislaiurc, for the next
three years. He takes the work at 70 1-H3 be
low the prices paid in 1813. At such prices Mr.
II. will have a happy time of it in making a for
tune out of the job. This enterprise will be
very much like that of the Irishman, who bo't
eggs at eight cents and sold them at six. He
said it required a man to do a "deal of business
to make on such small profits."
This "lowest bidder" is a humbug and fraud
upon the community. It wasprocticed for some
time iu Washington, and the printing turned out
under it was a disgrace to the couutry. lb.
Appointments and Confirmations.
Washington, April 4.
There was a great number of nominations of
Postmasters, Receivers, Collectors, &c, confir
med in the Senate to-day, but few, however,
ware important. Most of the seminations seut
in to-day were for miner offices in Alabama.
Among the nominations confirued to-day were
Robert White, Collector at Georgetown.
Ex-Senator Sturgeon, of Pennsylvania, Trea
surer of the Mint at Philadelphia, in place of
Robert Ewing, declined.
Mr. Kettlewcll, whose name had been with
drawn, has been re-nominated and confirmed as
Naval Officer of the Port of Baltimore.
Dr. Wharton is said to be appointed Surveyor
of the Port of Baltimore.
New Haven, April 4.
The election for Governor, members of Con
gress, &c, took place throughout Connecticut
to-day. In Hartford, Seymour, Bern., for Gov
ernor, has GOO majority over Button, Whig and
200 over all others. The majority in Hartford
for Burr and Eaton, Democrats, for Represen
tatives, is 647 over Buckley and Huntingdon,
Whigs, and 200 over all others.
The county of New Haven sends one Whig and
one Democrat to the Legislature. The Senate
will be largely Democratic. The House will
probably be also Democratic.
The majority in tho State for Seymour, Dem,
for Governor, will be about -2500. The majori
ty for Pratt, Dem., for Congress, iu this district,
is about 750.
All the Democratic candidates for Congress
The Duke of Wellington and Washington. J.
R., of Cork (vol. vi., p. 4S0,) tells how Welling
ton was, in his youth, smitten with the charms
of a lady, who in after-life, having appealed to
save the life of Ney, was not simply unsuccess
ful in her object, but was orderd to quit Faais
forthwith. J. B. Burk, in the "Patrician" (vol.
vi., p. 6iZ) tells how Washington endeavoaea
win the love of Mary Philips, and hnw he fail-! resided, and was trequently elected to represent
ed ; how years rolled on and the rejected over, j his county in the State Legislature. He served
as Commin ier-in chief of the Americau forces, j his country in the war of 1SP2, and was .a Brig
was supplicated by the same" Mary then the ! adier General in th .- war jyith Mexico.' He was
wife of Riicit Morris, to snare th life of Andre,
The appeal faiici, and one of the Geueral'a aids
waa ordered to conduct the lady beyond the
lines. Xotti and Queries.
FROM OUR EXCHANGES.
Roast turkey is just as good as cod-fish if
people ouly think so. It all depends on haw
they are brought up.
The latest rumors from Washington give
reason to antieinata a snlit in ', rv.i.;,..?t
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appointment of Post masters for Elk Couutv.
Philadelphia. V. C. Dilc, Esq., treasurer of
the United States Mint, has resigned.
It is stated that the annual cost of the nrinv
I and navy of the United States per head for the
j population is sixty-seven cents. The expense
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j.' u p u i . 1 1 1 u 1 1 is sixty-seven cents. the expense
of the same establishments to Great Britain and
Ireland per head, is $2,52 ; to France, $2,10 to
Oprmnnv S' a ' ' '
Carson Emmons, awaiting sentence for the
murder of Christophe:- Soohan, in Philadelphia,
has confessed that the murder was perpetrated
by his accomplice, Capie, while he was with him
precisely testified to on the trial.
Butter. Forty thousand pounds of butter re
cently imported from Ireland, were taken back
in the Europa, which sailed on the nd ult.,
not having commanded a sufficient price.
Salt for Quince Trees. The quince tree seems
to have a constitutional fondness for salt. We
have never seen, says the Horticulturist, such
superb specimens of this fruit, and such a gene
ral luxuriance of the trees, asat Newport, Rhode
island, ou the seacoast. A trcntleman who no -
j ticed this fact several years ago told us lately1
that he had profited by the hint, in giving to ; ordered to leave Tuseanv.
each of his trees a top- dressiug of two quarts: General Canohert declines St. Arnaut's port
of coarse salt every spring. By scattering the folio, unless Chang.u r.icr, Leinorciere, and oth
salt over the surface it dissolves slowly, and ers, be amnestied.
does no harm whatever to the roots, but m ikes The Paris and Austrian exhibition opens May
both foliage and fruit much more healthy. j 1st, 1855.
Uxorious Exchange. A most flagrant and de
liberate violation of the sacred tics of matrimony
took place in this neighborhood a few days ago.
A mutual transfer of wives was made hy an in
strument of writing, signed healed, and deliver
ed, which constituted ,ltrtt the parlies might
call a "fur swop." This heathenish ntfciire on
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,the pillory or the bastinado, administered
pk.tiful iiVrality. There is, however.
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imitig.atK.il of theoffenee in
the voluntary and
cllet.rfui .ierfl m U1,e
of the contract which took
n :iCL (,n tha
part of the ladies. Certainly
there was in
this case too much flexibility.
Mrs. Ho ward, the New York Exvress, says,
has been sent from I'aris by Louis Napoleon " to
t'ivita Nova, a little town situated in the pro
vince of Ancona, Italy, en the borders of the
A Iris tic, where the Lmpcr.r has some proper
ty. These por.sess'ons nr-? administered bv M.
Casluanca, the brother "f the minister, and he
has received orders to i rep ire the paiazzo, whii-h
iis to lie placed
it toe lady s disposal.
i lv's disnosal. Mrs. II.
ilnis five ehiidn n
uit)l li.r t'..nr iri.-K
irnis ana one
uoy nit' lauer live
She is accom-
pauied by Count Troi'i, a particular
the Emperor Napoleon, who resided
with him in his early days.
The gold stolen from tha ho?ie of Lynch, nnd
found in the yard of Miiguire's h'iue, was dis
covered beneath n pile of oyster shells and ash
es, indicated by Spring, after alleging to officer
Ilyrne, on Wedneslay of last week, that his son
had committed tho murder and robery ; he said
he felt confident that the gol i was buried in the
yard at the very snot where it was sube piently
found. This is looked upon as a semi eotifes--
sonof his guilt. The money, too. when found,
was contained in a porte monnai which belong to
the prisoner, which is another link in the un
broken chain of evidence agaifst him. He has
been removed to the convict side of the prison to
prevent visits to him.
The Gauge Law Eepealed.
The bill repealing the jrauze law of 1 R"1 . that
passed the Senate some days ago. nlso pas'il
the House on Thursday last by a large majori
ty. This enables railroad companies to build
roads of any gauge through our Sttt. an 1 at
this time it is ditlieu'.t to s i' what its effects
may be. We think, however, that the four fret
eight and a half inch gauge has been so well
established in our State, that it wi',1 push its
way westward through Ohio and into the Wes
tern States, and hold its own anywhere in com
petition with the New York six foot p.mg. If
it does not, and our eastern neighbors eain an
advantage over us. our radroad companies mav
attribute it to tho liberal spirit exhibited in our
Legislature on this subject.
The Vice President.
A correspondent of the New York Tribune
says : I have conversed with a friend who spent
last Saturday week with Hon. William R. King,
at the plantation of Mr Sharntrall, near Matau
zas, Islrnd of Cuba. Col. King is deplorably
emaciated, and entertains no hope of.recovering
his health. He visits the sngir house on the
estate daily-, where the boiling operation is go ng
on. His friends think the steam from the sugar
kettle proves serviceable, but he i
He has n horror of dying in a foreign land, and
expects to leave in the United States steamship
Fulton, about the 1st of April, for Mobile. His
neices, Mrs. Ellis and Miss King, and nephew,
Mr. Beck, are with him. The proprietor of the
estate is a Frenchman by birth, and is a most
kind, hospitable and refined old gentleman.
The Vice President has no appetite, aud lives
Rev. Mr. Williams, an intelligent colored man,
from Johnstown, who went out to Liberia last I
November, for the purpose of examining the
country, &c, with a view to the emigration of
himself and a number of other colored, persons,
if the result should be satisfactory, has written
home i hat he delighted with the country and
the inducements which it offers to emigrants
He intends returning this spring and going out
with his family in the fall. In a recent letter to
T. Lillasou, of this place, he says : -Sell your
property the first chance you get, aud if we get
here you will never want to go to the United
States again to. live. I wiil come here at all
hazards, if God will permit." He says there is
no poverty among the settlers : and that the
half has not yet been told of the country
Fatal Affray. Gen. Thomas Marshall KiUed!
Wt: received a telegraph despatch yesterday
from Maysviile, informing us that Gen. Thomas
Marshall, of Lewis county, was killed on the
day before, in an affray with one of his tenants,
named T.vlor, or Tayloa. We were not advised
as to the particulars of the unfortunate affair.
Gen. Marshall was warmly esteemed by a
large nomber of ardent friends, who will learn
his nnh.ippy fate with sorrow. He was an im
pulsive, quick-tempered man, and had been, by
the force of his excitable temperament, involved
in many sudden aud desperate broils; but he
was as magnanimous as he was brave, and ever
reaHv to forsrivc. make reparation.' and be re-
! eoneiled. wuen his anger cooled. He was high-
to;iy popular in me regiou oi me ri iiu utio uc
a. warm hearted an t brave man. We knew him
well, and it is with unfeigned grief that we have
learned his untimely death. Louisville Demo
crat March 31.
THREE DAYS LATER FR9K ET7R0PJL
Arrival cf the- Niagari.
Halifax, March CI.
The Reamer Niagara i.nlved last evening at
five o'clock, with Liverpool dates to the IV) th.
She brlugi 9tf passengers and full freight.
Th-2 Arctic arrived oat on the 17th ; th Alps
on th 1 Btii.
The English Parliamentary news is ofvervlit-
t:e iiiir.ort:!!ii:e. T.,nl .T,.'
the Mexican Gvernauut
Wi. aM -on:! -ur :oitti- K
Mr. Miiivs iln-vv th? retention cf the govern
ment to the i'.iwtthit Liit; only winter route of
the British truj: ; to Canada, is through the
United States, and aked if the government in
tended to facilitate, by guaranty or otherwise,
the completion of the Halifax and Quebec Rail
road. Lord John Russell spoke of Austrian proceed
ings towards Sardinian subjects, inconsequence
of the Milan insurrectiou. The Sardinian gov
ernment requested the British government to in
terfere against the sequestration. The latter
has, in consequence, written a strong letter to
The ship Berenice was burnt by mutineers,
in the Straits of Gaspar. The Captain and offi
ers were murdered.
France is miiet. The Pore's Presence at the
! coi nation is uncertain
The Madiai family have been liberated, and
Germany has decided to enroll only, 50,00)
instead of UW.OUO troops
It is reported that Austria will maintain the
blockade of D-jvi! md-M?n l-m lent. Austria
has giveu u answer to the n te of the Federal
Council of S A'itzerl md. The spirit of freedom
is thoroughly aroused.
The ba:ii'iei Tymese are suffering dreadful
ly ; women and children are pcrishi
i ng by the
i . uu i.ii. p.vcniniPiii is extremely uissai-
inei with the aiiin.niK-oinent thut Lngland
Would lir.t expel the le!i:i;ets.
tirm .f Me t ! :;iie Zola Lave failed, to
the .-uiM uitt (1 L." (..( ( (,' r; i,.,.
Stri'i !! t tn-.miein il rojru'ations
forced at Milan. The n.i'.iiarv are
are still en
strenjithcinn.: the tort;:u-:it!ni.p.
Property to the amount of 00,000,0
beeri already cet.f.seai.rd.
A treaty f Commerce between Trance
Tuscany has liven concluded.
'Ihe Turks have evacuated M.i.iPine-rros.
M akski March 18th.
Advices from Const.-.ntinoplc siate that the
Russian ultimatum has been tv polled. The Sul
tan has invoked the assistance of Franco and
The liriti-h Eoet has been ordered fjom Maine
to th Archipelago.
A new iluik is projected at Constantinople, by
Immense embezzlements have been discovered
in the Army n i Navy admiirs'r.ation at St. Pe
tersburg. An Aitjutaut Oeneral and ether or.:-
cers under trial.
The pen-ions granted hy Government to Pol-
ish refuge-, has been with irtwn.
All employees on the
public works are ordered
to take the oath of h.I'!itv to the fm-,titut:.on.
The Port ig"se G ivemment is about to annul
the too acco an 1 so ip mon .poly.
Ttfiinfi. un u. , . . . . - 1, ..... I , ,-J . . . .
..v.. i j ii ir oeeu creaieu, w j.'ui
through the irovernment measures.
l'EX .SVli V A X I A L. KG I SLAT UK E.
II AHiiisBtrr.c;, April 1.
n.ite after some unimportant business.
took up tue loll to ineorp irate the Lackawana
Iron au l Coal Company, which was considered
and passed finally.
Tiie Seu.itu procee lo 1 to the consi leration of
the special order of the day, being the resolu
tions reicir.ng the question of the enactment ol
a j.i'onioiiory u.jaor law to a vote ot tne people.
Mr. Hal iciuau moved to postpone the matter
indefinitely, which was lost .yeas 10, nays 17.
The subject was postponed for the present.
The Senate then tooic up the bill from the
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school for the training of idiots and feeble mind-
"d children, which was discussed at some length
,anJ finally reicrrea to ttie Committee on ri-
- The Senate took on in r.r.lpr on rrad -
i t . . -
ing tlie bill to incorporate the lirie City llail
road Company, which, passing second reading,
; The euate then adjourned.
Holse." The House, on motion of Mr. Rubi
caui, proceeded to the consideration of the bill
to incorporate the Pennsylvania Training School
for Idiotic and feeble-minded children.
Mr. llubicam ad orated the bid, and the ap-
propriat:n in aid of the subjects.
ceverai auicuoiueuis dm- ouerea uua iusi, uuu
the bill passeii huailyt
Mr. Denning proposed a resolution to author
ize tne Committee appointed some time siuce to
investigate the manner of altering the work
on the Port ago Railroad, and to inquire also
whether any member of said Committee had
bid to furnish cement for the works, and if the
bid had been rejected or uot.
A long and rather warm discussion ensued.
Mr. Hart moved to strike out and insert
after the word resolved, "That the Canal Com
missioners be requested to furnish information
jrciauuir to inc uiu 3 uu kuuwii.i iu. v . i-. .
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uea on the Allegheny ana i oriage uauroau.
The motion was agreed to.
The resolution as amended waa then adopt
ed Tne House, on motion cfMr. Struthers, took
up the bill to incorporate ihe Macungie Plank
Roa Company, which was considered and
The bill supplementary to the act regulating
Railroad Companies, was taken .up ou motion of
Mr. Strong, and passed finally.
The bill regulating the salaries of the Asso
ciate Judges in the several districts of the Com
monwealth, was taken up on motion of Mr.
Chase considered and passed.
The Houie, on motion of Mr. Flanigan. then
proceeded to the consideration of the bill sup
plementary to the act relative to limited part
nerships, which after considerable debate, was
The bill to increase the salaries of the Judges
of the Supreme Court, was taken up on motion
ot Mr. Gilmorc, and led to an animated debate.
Mr. Sttoiig moved to postpone the subject in
definitely, which was agreed to.
The House then adjourned.
fjgy"A bill has passed the House of Repre
sentatives at llarrisburg, for the establishment
of a State Institution for the benefit of the Fee
bleminded and Idiotic. The prospect is also
favorable to its passage by the Senate. The
measure is one of genuine humanity, and is car.
uestly advocated by some of the beat men in the
State. A similar Institution has fur several
yeara been in in operation in New i'ork," and
with the happiest results.
fcSa?The Pittsburg Chronicle says that a new
and opleudid hotel is about to b erected in that
A DREADFUL TRAGEDY IN N2W YoiT
Intemperance and 2Ittrdi
One of the most fiendish murders w U
er announced, was committed at No
ty-Third st., N. V., on Friday nieht V7w-
man. named Thomas
Neary, who deliber,.
beat his wife with a stone cuttes
chisel crushing her head in several plac
that cha v,-n:nn 1- .... r'utti -t
. . .tlUutucu oenseiess im yesterdi J
ing, when she died in tfft. T.L...
Ihe hornd crime was commit ; -.i
of her three children, the eldest of whom Tk1
lo years old, gave the following evidencel! y
the Coroner's Jury, who have 4tupBed a tg
of wilful murder against the prisoner- '
Edward Neary, living at No -:' t
Third street, testified Previous tVtli !'
rence on Friday night, he lived with Lis f?t V
Thomas Neary, the accused; my fathrrl. '
fectly sober on Thursday .nidvSdS?S
and my mother had very litt'e ,U
other on Friday; they did n ? quVrel nV
harsh words; I was sick on Friday and
bed about 8 or 9 o'clock in tfcr.
went to sleep my mother went to bed I fshe u
m the same room with , : -t8
bed ; when she went to bed S 'wtS
in the sitt ncr mr.m . .,- 1C1 "J jamtr
idjoinedthw: about 101, CZX ta 1
i n P rn n in ... L i r .
by cries of my ,W, VbptY.
bed w.th me; my father, the prisoner ra
standing by the side of the bed where mo mo'h
er was lying, and he was beating her oa
head with some heavy weapon; the blows oahw
head were very distinct to myhcarmg- I dd
not hear my mother speak, but she moused- b
father had nothing on him but his shirt -tii
light was out, but I distinctly taw him rive fe
blows by the light that came through the bed
room window ; 1 could not see the kind of wean"
oa he was using at the time; I sat up ia the bi
and cried "murder," upon which he came cp t3
me, hel l the weapon over my head aai u!lrae
to lay down or he would murder mj t;o, tie
weapon was a mallet the one now shown me
is u same; heheliitiu his right hanJ; aft r
ue made me lie down Le went back n..in'H
; struck my mothor on the head with the milk-;
she was moaning during this time, lie thea
I'ju&ea uui oi me oearooiti mto tue s.tt;n" roia'
I ne tunica
j very stroll
rouna aud said that she "m;Luei
;," and that he bad "better gik-c her
some more ; he seized her with his left hi,
palled ner up in the bed in a sitting pos'.tios
and struck her on the head two or three tiai
with the same weapon; he then pulled her cut
l ou the flour and gave her five or six blows curt
; With the mallet ; she then stopped moaning, tzi
jhc let her go, exclaiming, "I thought t'j kill
j uu before, but it failed me. but now voa i:?
! done :
kisi.nr ana mysc.f were screncir
nit tnis time : he aain cime un tn inn b.-.M.
1 icg the m.il.et over my head, saying rcu:
i d.-r you, but lie down yet;" Lethen went i'ti
i the sitting room ; at this moment there was an?
: from the outside at the sitting room door; th i
j door was locked ; father asked who was there.
aud I heard some person answer, but I do cot
know what they said; when I heard the h&rs.
ance coming I jumped from the bedroom wis
dow into the yard; I jumped from the w:;Jo
which is on tioor over the store; I then ei,ter?d
. me uouse ana went to tne aocr of thi t:V..r.i
j room where I found a woman who lived rn tie
jsame tloor; I told her my father had my ctier
, killed in the house, this woman then woke her
1 husband ud aud sent him toret the rStr- tie
' otii-crs soon
came, aud after rnrpuig scvcnl
' times niv father nnni.l iKa iIaa. h.n tV i,.
j rested him ; my mother was lying on the 'bel-
room floor in the same place that she was nbea
1 1 went out of the window ; about three cr four
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j iujliius ago my iainer attempted lO Kilt tern. J
la knife, hut at th tim ha K- 1 lmn rfrlrt;--
Trial, Conviction and Sentence of Jamei Shirley
The trial of J imes Shirley, indicted for tin
murder o f his wife on the night cf tie ICih cf
November last, terminated on Saturday tfur
noon last, after engrossing the entire attenti-a
of the Court for a period of nearly ten davs. A
I very large number of witnesses were examined
and the case was ably conducted by Messrs.
i Coffey and Calvin for the Commonwealth, ar.i
Messrs. McDowell, Blair and Thompson for the
defence. The jury, after an, absence of but one
hour on Satujday, returned to the Court with
' verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree. A
motion was immediately made for a new tr;a..
011 th Pletht one of the juro rs had expreseJ
, , . . - , 1 . " ,
I sel argued in behalf of the motion, but failed t:
, ,i, ti : .i
P"1" ".w. pnsoucr was mcu
ea up, and when asked what he had had to ssy
previous to sentence being passed upon him, Le
replied that he was innocent of the crime, asi
that four of the witnesses had testified falsely
against him. This he repeated emphatically,
and proposed to name the persons whom he de
clared had sworn away his life, but his counsel
Judge Taylor then, after a few remarks ca
the enormity of the crime, and the fallacy cf Lo
ping for Executive clemency, proceeded to ss
tence the criminal to be hung by the neck unt-1
deal, in the jail yard, on such day as bcreaflrf
be designated by the Governor of the Coma.
wealth, aud this we suppose will end the
chapter of crime.
From the day the deed was committed, u? t3
the time the sentence was passed, we afai
saying anything that might in the least rr'ja
dice the public mind, but as all is now over,
feel no restraint in freely expressing our seg
ments that the murder was a brutal butchery,
and the verdict is a moat righteous one. 2j
Mr. Fuller, of the New York iLrror, iaoce cf
bis talented letters home, don't give us a "fJ
enchanting idea of feminine lovliness atllarafi-
Hear him :
"At a private ball last evening. I hai an op
portunity of seeing the flowers of Havana ia
fullest evening glory. Many of the young ladies
were very beautiful and exquisitely dnsei
but the older ones were remarkably ugly A-'
ter forty, they fade and wither, aud dry up.
fat up, and become brown and swarthy as Me
beth's witches. The great draw-back upon ta
physique of the Cuban beauties, is an unpoW
proportion of hands. In this respect, the V
York bells bear the palm. But when it ccaf
to floating through the Spanish waltz, we 5
to them the very perfection of graceful encbr"
ment. A light, lazy, feather motion, as octt
as the smiles of love.
The Whig Platform.
The whigs in their late State Convention,
adopted the following very elaborate and cF1'
rl, r,rincit)les ta
are to govern them in the fall campaign-
extremely satisfactory, and is as clear 'r
Tl.a U'hiw nnrlir it vi.lentl v ilrawinC raPl-4'
wards its dissolution, and this looks very toaC
like one of its last struggles :
I?(eoUd, That tne Wbigs cf rewwjjjg
whether iu triumph or defeat, adhere ste1 .
to the cherished aud often avowed pnnciptJ
thoir party, and that the look forward WrJ.
an icouSdeutly to the period when those FJ.j.
pies shall be found paramount ia
trsioa cf th GcTraaint.