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FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER.
HENRY S. MOTT.
SuVrnt to the (I'd ton of the Democratic Coareutiau'x
The Governor's Message.
We have not been favored with a copy of this
document, but have seen an abstract of its con
tents. The message presents a very flattering
view of the affairs of the Commonwealth. It
6hows that both the funded and the floating debt
have been reduced since the Governor came into
office. That t'xo millions one hundred ami forty-
three thousand dollars was paid in the two years
....... . . . .
cf his Administration, to new improvements,
commenced by his predecessor. That one hun
dred and sixty-five thousand dullars of Extraordi
nary Expenditures, in addition has been paid in
pursuance of law, passed prior to his induction
into office. That the debt could have been rcdu
ccd two millions but for these cxpcnditureo.
That the revenue of the State will hereafter ex
ceed the ordinary expenses about a million per
annum. That 5505,000 were paid to the sinking
fund. That one hundred miles of new canal will
bo brought iato use next spring, without adding
anything to the public debt. The Governor
thinks nothing can be made by a sale of the pub
lic works, except the difference between individ
ual and State management ; and assumes that,
with proper management the net profits caa be
made equal to over twenty millions of the State
The Governor says he has no control over the
public works, and shall leave the details of their
operation to the Canal Commissioners. He is
opposed to omnibus and special legislation, says
he will refuse to sign any special or omnibus act
where a general law will reach the case. He de
nies the moral right of the legislature to grant
special privileges. The message takes ground
against the policy and principle of municipal
subscriptions, especially by Counties; It exhib-
its the gratifying fact that S121.812 of the relief
issues were cancelled and destroyed under the
law of last session, and suggests amendments to i
the law to make it more efficient. On the cur-
rency, it assumes that the banking capital of the
Commonwealth is sufficient. The Governor is
opposed to commencing any new improvement
by the State, and urges that all surplus revenue
should be applied to the payment of the debt.
The common schools and all the charitable and
benevolent institutions of the State, are commen
ded to the care of the legislature. On the subject
of the Erie difficulties, the Governor takes ground
in favor of controlling the subject so as to pro
mote the interests of the people of Pennsylvania.
The document suggests certain constitutional
amenrtTTionts, and closes with a beautiful allusion
to the contemplated monument to the Declara
tion of Independence.
Philadelphia Meeting. j entire confidence in his integrity and ability to
A great " free fight" demonstration came off j discbarge most satisfactorily the responsible du
in Philadelphia, at the Chinese Saloon, on last ,ics deTolvmg upon the Gubernatorial chair of
Friday night: the meeting was well attended : I aim populous state,
the blioys were all on hand, and appeared to I KotW, That Franklin Pierce has manifested
have had a " high old time," and blew off lots of I that discretion disinterested decision in the
steam: speeches were made by Col. Small, C. I'art ofhis administration that is past as to aff
W. Carriean. Esq.. and others, "which abounded I ord a suffiont guarantee for his future success.
in fight, fun, and fancy : divers resolutions were
passed, many of them are regularly democratic
some of them a leetle fanatical in temper and
We arc pleased with the idea of a chunk of a
muss just at this juncture ; it is better now, be
fore the nomination for Governor is made, to talk
over our differences, and let the gas evaporate,
AAer the general mustering in March, the roll
will bo called, and those now out of the camp on
a "bit of brcze," will be cxneri-l to Milwt fi.r
the war, aud report themselves immediately as
ready for field duty.
Russian Naval Power. j
In reference to the recent annihilation of a !
Turkish fleet, by the Russians on the Black Sea, J
it is interesting to mark the tone of the British j
Until that time, it was difficult to tell on which
side Russian or Turk, were the sympathies of the
London Journals ; no sooner, however, have the
Russians shown themselves to be possessed of
a degree of skill and efficiency on the element
which old England claims as her own, than the
mask is thrown off, the part is chosen ttoncc,
and from the Times down, all join in chorus
against the dangers and evils of Ru.s.sian ambi
tion... This is s remarkable feature iu English char
vrrvll J I
acter, thi6 sensitiveness, this extreme
we might say dread, ot anybody and everybody
who can make any pretentions, or who manifests
any desire to " go down to the sea in ships to do
business on the great waters :" looking upon their
navy, as at once the origin and stipjort of their
greatness and power, they can not regard with
satisfaction that of any other nation, but
see in it a rival which must be destroyed, crip
pled or checked, lest m
ruin their own. .
time it might come to'
A grand testival was held at Broadway Theatre
in New York, Dec. 19th, in honor of John Mitch
ell. Mr. Charles O'Connor, Presided, assisted by
John MeKeon, as Tic. The event of the eve
ning was of course Mitchc-l's sr etch.
This address abounds in passages ofgreafc rhc-
i ... . Xfr- M!t.br-l lins rfrtninlw firu?
1 toncai wul -
' power of language, and seems to have ft nice car
i for the rhythm and musical cadence of sentences: j
i he lias doubtless drank deep at
j the old welt
j Of pure English undt filed."
j we could quote passages from liis orations which
j nad liko extracts from Sir Thomas Browne, or
! writers of a still earlier date,
t Mr Mitchell m the course of his remarks goes
ut '''3 roa make an uncalled for attack
ypj Secretary Jfarcy; the assault is in the most
savage terms, and abounds in insinuations of the
most ungenerous nature ; we can hardly conceive
any possible motive fir this step, on the part of
Mr. Mitchel, although by the use of the figure of
j srcech so popular with his countrymen, called
, . ,. , . , -,. i-.- i
j nty, he disclaims any skill in political con.
! chology, he may have thought that it would tell
! in New York, were he, " full of wrath and cab-
j,gC" t0 make an after dinner onslaught on the
iesul oi ,he State Departmer.t.
i J7:r:utt --V" wh4t Vnay' 'Ir-
I which unfavorable auguries will be drawn, for
! his future career.
' It w as certainly in the worst taste, for a fugi
j tive, one on whose head a price, was set
i who came among us seeking an asvlura
and a home, ere he had shaken the dust
of captivity from his feet, to commence an attack
1 upon the government which had thrown it's ae
gis around him ; in selecting his particular point
of attack Mr. Mitchel could not have made a
blunder more simiilv ridiculous ; although the
J Secretary is shrewdly suspected of an intrigue
! with the Soft shells, yet he will be aJnmmitine
against the arrows of Mr. Mitchel.
j J .
I his countrymen, and won the respect of the civil-
ized world, w hen, in the Hulsemann I-ctter, in
his " words that bum " lie explained the foreign
policy of this government.
Secretary Marcy, has also achieved imperisha
ble honor by his elaborate exposition, in the re-
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AAUI.-CIIJCIHII ITS LAIU Ul JII4'IIPircW. I II T V? ITU UIC
j Secretary's political enemies, when met in Phila
delphia the other night bore honorable testimony
to this fact. One of the speakers, Col. Carrigan,
says with true, irrepressible American feeling,
" We glory in the unanswerable letter in the
The foreign policy of this government, is the
pride of our whole peeplc : it is the legacy of
Washington, it is the elaboration of the mighty
minds who guided and reared our infant Republic
from the baptism of fire and blood, until she has
become the most conspicuous, the most powerful
Representative of the principle of popular sover
eignty. Mr. Mitchel will only excite the disdain of ev
ery school boy in the land, by his rash tilt, after
the fashion of Quixote ; he should have profited
bv the example of an abler man than himself
wo allude to Kossuth, whose attempts to ignore
a certain George Washington, recoiled upon him-
; self and his cause.
Pursuant to previous notice the Pemoerar
j Indiana County assembled at ihe Conn House in
Indiana, on Tuesday tvenine. Oct. :27 wliou II. i
W. Wkir. Esq., w as called to preside and Dr. II.
G. Lomison andG. Clnmnham chosen as Secre
taries. The object of the meeting was fully stated by
the chair, when James Bailkt was unanimously
elect! to attend the 8th March Convention as
Repi-esentativc delegate, and Titos E. Morgan,
Esq., recommended as Senatorial delegate' sub
ject to the decision of Armstrong and Clarion
On motiun of Hon. Augustus Drum, the follow
ing resolutions were unanimously adopted.
Iitsnlvfd. That the Democracy of Indiana Coun
ty fully approve of the course pursued by our
worthy executive. Win. Bigler, and that we have
Jiesolced, That the rcent triumphs of the dem
ocratic party throughout the Union, have fully
confirmed our confidence in the principles of the
II. W. WEIR, Prcs't.
II. G. Lo.vi.soN, ) , .
G. ClXNJXGUAM, J
The receipts for tolls at the collectors offiice,
in Columbia, Pa., of the Philadelphia and Colum
bia Railroad, for the fiscal year ending the 30th
nltimv . e-tai.ro-r of. curing tuc same pe
riod 54,380 cars wore cleared from the office,
eastward, carrying 356,002,000 pounds of freigh.
The amount of freight tripped west over the
Pennsylvania Canal was 203,720, COO pounds
mxking the total tonnage cleared at the office,
559,822,200 pounds, which is an increase of more
than 100,000,000 lbs. over any other year.
Ct MiiF.nLAND Yallet Railroad. The annu
al report of this company has just been published
The business of thecompany shows a steadily in
creasing prosperity. The receipts from all sour
ccs for the year ending September 30, 1853, w ere
S140 732 S2. The receipts of the 3-ear before
were 5rvJ,3oi 25, showing an increase of $17,-
o 1 0 o, or a traction over 1 4 per cent. The ordi
nary expenses of the year were 53.422 50.
ICy'Warren F. Smith has been arroct
Ma,,chcster whcre hemarried Miss Thorn,
lf:er ertS his wife and family at Lowell.
It is said he has two wives besides f he above na
med. He had been secreted with his sister in
Boston, and got her to write to his Manchester
wife begging an interview. By a seeming con
sent he was decoyed to Nashua aud secured.
C7 Efforts are making to collect 50,000 for
a new Presbyterian church in Washington D
C, designed principally for the accommodation of
NEWS AMD MISCELLANY.
CUT" Judge Clayton has . resigned the poet of
Consul ot Havana.
DMr. Volz is the "Whig candidate for Mayor
C7" The public debt of the citj of Paris is 8,
CC7"At a late election in California, 77,537
votes were polled.
The Washington National Monument is
nearly 150 feet high.
It is said the receipts of the Pennsylvania
Canal this year arc 35,000 more than last year.
Another attempt has been made ujon the j
life of Iwis Napoleon. He was hunting at the
George Montgomery is under arrest in
Washington city, charged with passing altered
K7 It is rumored at Washington- that tlellar
risburg Democrtic Union, has been sold to the
friends of Simon Cameron. )
7 The Turkish Envoy has not yet advanced
a hairs breadth in his mission to raise a loan in
Europe of 100,000,000 francs. ',
O'The name of Mr. Wright, of Philadelphia !
county, has been presented for the Speakerslup
of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, j
UZTThe Democracy of Armstrong county have;
appointed delegates to the next State Convention
and unanimously instructed them, to support
Bigler for Governor, Black for Supreme Judg,
and Mott for Canal Commissioner. (
DlA'The pay of a soldier in the Russian armj
is less than six cents a month. i
C7A correspondent of the Harrisburg Key'
stone recommends ex-Senator Sherwood, of Tio
ga county, as a candidate for the office of Canal
Commissioner. ' '.
!7Mr. Scth Fern, late book-keeper at the St
Charles Hotel, Pittsburg, is now in the same ca
pacity at the Burnet House, Cincinnati. Scth
will draw custom wherever he goes.
7 Recipe for the Dyspepsia Eat two poumis
of" pondhor.-c" for breakfast, two yards of ssuj-
age for dinner, and equal parts of both for sup-
Pkrfkctly in- keeping. The cowardly mi
endoes of a Journal up Street, against a gentle
man who is now absent from this community $
just what was to be expected from the we!',
known manliness of th.eb.cads of that establish
ment. D3F" I" Trenton, N. J., some days since, a
drunken father, in a fit of rage, actually took his
son and set him upon a heated stove, and there
held the defenceless child till it was seriously
I7The very last rumor is, that the two Can-
adas arc to be consolidated into an independent
monarchy, and that Prince George of Cambridge'
is to be seut over to be crowned its king.
Cast Iron Canal Locks. A Sunbury paper
says, the cast iron outlet look in the Philadel
phia and Sunbury Railroad Company's basin, at
this place, is nearly completed. It is the only
lock of this kind that has ever been built, and is
quite a noveltj-. If this exjerimcnt is successful,
it will be a new mode of consumption for the
great staple of Pennsylvania.
Senatorial Mincemkat. The Washington
correspondent of the New York Times has the j
following allusion to Colonel Benton A gcr.tle- j
man said to Col. Benton to-day, " Colonel, there
arc some who think Senator Gwin rather got the
best of you." Col. Benton replied: "111 cut
Gwin to pieces, Sir. Yes, Sir, III cut him to
pieces to pieces. Sir; yes. Sir, 111 cut him to
Promotkd. It is rumored that the "Alleghe
nian" man has received the appointment otStuUe
Boss from a certain citizen ;" rumor does not
state whether the honor is intended as a reward
for the heroic defence, by the " Alleghenian." of
" a certain citizen's" stable and appurtenancts,
or whether " a certain citizen" designs it as a
mark ofhis grateful appreciation ami admiration
for the ungovernable propensity for filth and dir
ty work so pcrscveriugly manifested by that
A citizen of Utica, now in Paris, writes to a
friend in the former city, under date of the 7th
inst. as follows, in relation to the alleged attempt
to assassinate Louis Napoleon:
" Napoleon was wounded slightly last week at
Kontaineblau. I do not know whether you will
see an account ofit in our papers, as it has not
been published here. He was fired at three,
times, one ball passing within a few inches of his
head, another grazed his side. The perpetrator
was instanrly killed and the affair is hushed up. "
Tioga Colntt. The Democracy of Tioga
count-, held a mass meeting on Tuesday, the
lit instant, and appointed R. G. White their del
egate to the next State Convention, with unani
mous instructions in favcr of the re-nomination
of Cov. Bipr'er.
BZs' The New York ore
ng to LiiUj
a new theatre tlie coming spring, which will cast
150,000, having a front of White marble, and
the ground dimensions being 200 by 100 feet.
It will have five galleries' twenty-two private
boxes and scat 5,000 persons.
3r7"Paddy '3 description of a fiddle cannot be
beat; "It was as big as a turkey and mucklo as
a goose he turned it over on its back, took a
crooked stick and drawed it across its belly, "and
Oh, St. Patrick, how it did squall. "
DThe California papers state that no less
than 5,500,000 pounds of butter are now on hand
in the San Francisco market, and that it is con
stantly arriving at the rate of 8,000 to 15,0tX)0
firkins a month.
O Kcenan, of the " Union," surmises that
by this time, Cambria, Blair and Huntingdon
must be alive with w ild things." He must have
formed a frightful idea of our order-loving popu
lation. He had better try a visit to Scotch val
ley ; a" ridger" ought to be the last man to take
on about "wild things" let him look at home
to his darling Pittsburg, which, unless a change
has occurred since wc were there, will afford him
an entire Menagerie ; w e could not get around to
see half of the curiosities and "fine sights;" we
did not see the " wooly horse." nor the alderman,
nor why wc did not even see HORXISIL i
that of a xnrrtv iha irmthrr mnct 1. - t
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Belfast, Ireland, Dec. 15, 1853.
, Since I last wrote from this great commercial
mart, my eyes have been opened to the condition
of Ireland: her aristocracy and peasantry her
wealth and poverty her social, political and re
ligious condition, more than erer before. Were
I to say that I had been disappointed in this
! country. I would but be speaking as I actually
feel, far the realization has been far different from
tlie expectation ; and I am compelled to say that,
in the United States, we sec the " Emerald Isle,"
through a camera obscura. We there, with our
innate hatred of oppression, look upon this coun
try as a land of misery and wretchedness, made
so by governmental tyranny. Wc picture the
Irish as- an oppressed and down-trodden lace,
chafing in their bonds, and waiting but for a fa
vorable opportunity to cast off those bonds and
become free, prosperous, and happy. But such
is not a true state of their condition. That they
have suffered from oppression, all will admit
tliat they were and are now the victims of despo
tism, none can deny ; but that they can, of them
selves, better their position, politically or social
ly, is not by &ny means as certain. . The people
are not in a condition for improvement. There
is too much bigotry too much religious intoler
ance too much local prejudice and sectional dis
sension to admit of any united, and successful
movement for improvement.
Strange as it niay seem, yet it i true that ihe
most intelligent and the most wealthy portions
of the people arc ardently and zealously attached
to the British government. When I say this, 1
do not include in the classes named the nobility.
They, of oourse, cling to the jmwer that created
and preserves them. But to the mercantile and
manufacturing classes I refer. It may with
truth lc said that they hold the destinies of Ire
land in their grasp. Almost all the wealth of
the island is in their hands, and at least one half
of its population is dependant upon them for sus
tenance. Of this large and powerful portion of
the community you can scarcely fuiii one w ho is
not, as I have said, devotedly attached to the-ov-ernment
of Great Britain, and they shrink from
an outbreak tending to a revolution with the ut-
To any one at all conversant with the condi
tion f the casantry, the fact is apparent that
they are utterly incapable, of themselves, of ac
complishing anything. Although they are as
noble-hearted, brave, and generous a lace as ever
lived, yet ages of oppression and suffering have
reduced tlipm to a condition lelow conception,
and even personal observation can hardly enable
one to realize it. T1k-v feel this, and feel, that
their only hope of ameleoration is in leaving their
native land and seeking a refuge in America or
Australia. Thousands of them are d'ing this
weekly, and the loss of population is plainly per
ceptible in most of the provinces.
The British Government, with a charity that
is commendable, is now transporting hundreds to
Australia at a charge of a pound each, (equal to
about 95.00.) By this movement it ullcviatcs
the miseries of this over-populated island and at
the same time, peoples its new and rich province
of the Pacific.
I stated in my last that this was a fine lxkinz,
large and flourishing- city. It is so ; but longer
residence has enabled m to dicovt.-r port ions of
it where misery reigns supreme. During a walk
throcgh the outskirts, one evening. I entered a
district which, for squalid wrctcheuncs and fil
tn7 miswy, ex
thy misery, excelled anything I ever .-aw. The
mere hovels the streets narrow
and dirty, and the people beggar description.
Poor, miserable-looking, tinclad children throng
ed the streets, while drunken men and women
blocked up every corner. The stench was al
most intolerable, and I hurried from it, feeling
relieved when several squares separated me from
a scene of misery, of which God grant I may ne
ver see a fellow.
Our country is looked upon as an intemperate
one ; and an English traveller, some years ago,
in liis botk detailing his opinions of American
morals, Ac, said that the "Americans were a
nation of drunkards ; our half f 4 hem made li
quor and the other half got drunk on it." This
was a bad representation, certainly, and itinerant
temperance lecturers proclaimed it in every har
angue to induce their fellow-countrymen to ab
stain from strong drink. Many a citizen of the
J Great Republic felt his check tinge with shame
as this epithet was dinned into his ears and bla
I zened liefore his eves ; and he almost wished that
his people could be compared wiih those of the
' mother country ' for sobriety !" Judge, then,
of my surprise when, on becoming domesticated
in one of the greatest cities of this " mother coun
try" to find that the prevailing evil was drunken
ness that here, in this island, which lias produ
ced tlie greatest apostle of temperance the world
ever saw, men and women should alike bo seen
upon the streets reeling under the effects of
"potheen." Such is the fact, and to illustrate
tlie kind of creatures whom one will meet here,
let me tell an incident:
I was returning to my hotel rather late one
evening, and was accosted at. thwi--'''": same
,jj 0. i.ioaieu and ragged woman, of whnsi in.u
tion you needed no better evidence than the fumes
of her breath.
"Would you plaze, sir, to give me a penny?"
was her first salutation.
" Give you a penny," I replied, " no, my good
woman, I can do no such thing. You are drunk
now, and you would but spend it to buy more
" By the holy jabers, no, your honor. I would
n't. I'd never spend a farthing you'd give me
for the stuff." ' ,
' Well, what would you do with it, then."
" An its what I'd do w id it your asking ? Sure,
an' I couldn't tell till I had it. But if your honor
will give it to me 111 make good use of it, you
" Do you ever drink ?" I asked.
" Arrah, lannan, ana sure 1 a never disown a
liking for the o."
This she said with a look of bacchanalian com
icality that I smiled, and was almost tempted to
give her what she asked ; but a second thought
convinced me that my charity would be a crime.
I, therefore, dismissed her, and as she staggered
away I cculd not help thinking how much better
the gentle dames ' of " Mcrrie England" might
have been employed than shedding tears for our
Slaves, and almost worshipping the authoress of
Uncle Tom." -
The weather here is soli, hazy, and unhealthy.
' Although w arc some thirteen degrees' farther
north than Ebensburg, it seldom snows and ne-
ver freezes. I do nt, however, think that the
atmosphere is as pleasant here as in the freezing
regions of the Alleglienies, for there you havo
sunshine, here we have none. At three o'clock
the gas lamps are lighted, and from that uutil
nine in the morning you have not sufficient day
light to read by.
W. B. S.
Later from Texas.
General Harney arrivc-d in Austin on th 27th
ult. The State Times says he appeared in fine
health and expressed the hope of being able to re
main some time in the vicinity.
. Captain Skilliman, accompanied by Col. Mans
fie'd, Inspector General of the United States Ar
my, arrived at San Antonio on the 27th ult..
from El Paso. The Western Texan says:
Cononel Mansfield is highly pi- ase-d with the
trip and the route. His representation of its ad
vantages will doubtless induce the Government
to send the trains for New Mexico over this route.
The Corpus Christi Nueces Valley learns that
the eight companies of troops recently sent to
garrison Lartxlo have arrived, nd art busily en
gaged, in the erection of fortifications.
Dr. Hopkinf, of Liberty, was unfortunately
killed at that place on the 1st inst. by his brother-in-law,
Jesse D. Lum. The Galvestbn Civilian
It appears from the testimony before the ex
amining Court, that Lum was ab.-ent from home
when Hopking went there and began to use the
most abusive language towards Mrs. Lum. She
sent for her husband. On arriving, lie remonstra
ted with Dr. II., who immediately assaulted
Lum with his fists, knocking him dow n, and re
suming the attack when the latter rose. Lum
drew- a bocket-knifc, and cut his assailant acrss
the muscular part of the arm, above the elbow.
Hopkins died iu about twenty minutes after, an
artery being severed. No one spuposed the
wound serious until he was in a dying state
There had been no previous difficulty between
the familis. Lum tavc himself up, and ttas un
dergoing an examination at the latest accounts,
but would doubtless be discharged. He is a very
respectable and inolTen.Mvc man. Sew Orleans
True Dtlta, I2rh inst.
XXXIII CONGRESS FIRST SESSION!
Washington', January 3. j
Sesatk. Mr. Seward submitted a resolution
in favor of allowing Senator Phelps to retain his j
seat, a question having been raised as to Lis right j
to do so, ow ing to the fact that he was only tern- j
porarily sppoiiitt-l by the Governor of Ycrraont,
to fill a vacancy occasioned by the death of Sena- j
tor Upham, and the Ix-gislatuie of that State hav- j
ing since met and adjourned without filling the i
The resolution was laid over until to-monow. j
Mr. Gwin introduced a bill granting land to !
California to aid the construction of a railroad. i
Mr. Seward presented a petition for a ship ca- '
nal arouud Niagara Falls. j
Mr. Suiuutr presented a petition for the repeal I
of all duties on coal, and that it be made free.
Mr. Chase moved to take up the bill to divid
Ohio into two judicial districts. Agreed to.
Mr. Chase urged the importance of the measure,
and after a long debate as to the propriety ol a
provision in the bill requiring Judges to live w ith
in the bounds of liis district, tlie bill was referred
to the judiciary committee.
The bill for the suppression of the circulation
of small notes iu the District of Columbia, was
taken up and passed. It is to go into operation
on the 1st of November next.
The President transmitted in answer to Gen.
Cass' resolution passed last session, all the cor
respondence in regard to the Bulwt-r and Clayton
treaty, and the affair e-f Central America. It is
very long, and it is impossible to send even an
abstract at present.
The House resolution of thanks, and a sword
to General Wool for his gallant conduct atBuena
Yista, was passed.
Harr:sb.ir;, January 3,
The two House's of the legislature were or
ganized to-day. Chase, of Susquehanna, was
elected Speaker of the House; McCaslin, of Green,
Speaker of the Senate. The usual committees of
both Houses were appointed.
Mr. Ball introduced a bill into the House rela
tive to the Erie and North-east Railroad, with a
preamble embodying the facts of the Erie war.
Mr. Skinner introduced into the Senate a bill
restoring the Erie Gugue Law-.
The Governor's message w ill be received to
morrow. Another Pochahontas.
Col. Stevens, who has lately completed the
survey of the Northern route for a railroad to the
Pacific, thus speaks of Mr. Culbcrtson and his
wife, a native Black foot :
Iu May, I met Alexander Culbcrtson at St.
Louis. With an experience uiatunil Yv tw"'y
jra resiaencein the Indian country, I found
liim endowed with the requisite characteristics
to carry our expedition safely through the Indian
territory. Knowing every man in the Upper
r- . ... "
.Missouri, ne Knew just tle men we wanted, and
could secure for us the sturdy hunters we needed
for our mountain exploration. Subject to the
approval of the Indian Bureau, I appointed him
special agent among the Blackfeet Indians. Lea
ving his business, and devoting his energies to
the labor, much of our success with the Indians I
must ascribe to his valuable- influence. His
peerless lady, too, a second Pochahontas, com
mands my hearty thanks for her good offices.
SlKsis a pure Blackfoot woman, of the " Blood "
tribe, and in all her husband's labors has she
shared, securing the affectionate regard for every
member of the expedition.
Apprehending a possible collision between our
men and some of her own people, she asked to ac
company us, to assist in preventing difficulty.
The night before we left Fort Union, she said to
her husband, I will go with you ; I will do
what I can to settle differences, and when you
die, I will die." Her presence has alleviated the
annoyances of campaign life, and encouraged us
on the march. She commands my warmest re
gard, and has her reward in the assurance of the
friendly feeling between these children of the
plains and the men from the ' far off land,"
whose approach to the country in times past was
A Watch Stolen bt a Rat. One night last
week the overseer of a farm near Huntly laid hi
watch on a table in his sleeping apartment pre
vious to goiDg to bed. Towards morning he was.
aroused by the crash of something that had fall
en, and a rattling sound as of something being
dragged along the floor. He immediately got up.
and found his watch gone. lie lost no time In
pursuing the thief, following the direction of the
sound, when he came upon the watch at the
mouth of a rat's hole, into which the rat had tnr
tercd taking with him the whole of tha guard
chain, and was only prevented from taking in the
watch by the case ?pringing open from the fkll,
which made it require more room than the hole
would admit of. A it was, the rat did not seem
disposed to lose liis prize, but kept a firm hold
of the guard, when the owner tried to pull it from
him. London l'ajier.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Of
fice ot Ktensburg on the 1st day of January 1851
Re n.eller Crai
Jntacs T Cannon
Henry V. Cooper
Miss M W Dougherty
W I) Uutler
I'.run J Evans
John F O Regan '
V. Zoa Rounds
JoLh U Uubrr
Te the Heirs cf PhenenJolin Renfim
or I Mi nil liars
W II Humphrey
W M Joues
M.rU, llllen Ilely
Miss Mary .cu!:ivn
Geo V ilkifon
Mise Helena H Knowlsonl ierce Ycicer
M. M CAGUF, T
Jan. C, I 51.
lis r or jritoxis,
I.ST of GranJ Jurors at Mar-U Ssiiona, A. D.
William II. G trducr, foreman, SiUrt merit i!l
r.rnwley David Cambria tovnsLip,
Ore Wiliinm, White,
Chii ty JtViah, Acgi.enr,
Daujrherty Villi;. m, Waahingtc-n,
Dunidioe C'oraeiiua, ClearfielJ,
Dibert John, Jobxistotrn,
Dunuivcr Lewis, Kichbtud,
1'rans D.iviJ, M. Cambria,
Euerly Tranci, Allegheny,
(i-)od Samuel, Johnstown,
ood John, Jobnstowu, "
Ivory William, Clearfield,
Junes Juhn T., Cambria,
Knepprr Abraham, Sumnierhill,
McKicniKii Thomas, Johnstown,
Murray William, SummerLill,
M'GinigU Wil'iam, Washington,
Noel Llas.sucs, Carroll,
Uecd Samuel, Blacklick.
Stineiunn Jacob, Kichlf-.nd.
skel!y Hugh (., Siiuimcrh:!!
Ti-pper Henry, Ilichland,
l.sat of Traere Juro:s at March Terui, A. IX
Andrews Samuel, Couemaugh, bo.
lr-uUon John, A!i-gURuy,
Burk Daniel, JoLtistowa.
l'.utler William, Suurccrhill,
I'-uchar.an John S., Johustowc,
Christy Peter, Loretto,
Cumpiin Tboma, Alleghany.
u;stable Henry. Coneuinugh,
Criste John, Washington,
Cob.-iugh Duiiiel, Conemaugh.
Delozer James, Su, (Ut huiiria,
Donaboe Patrick, Washington,
Diraoud John C, C.-imbsia, '
Delozeer Fratu is, Clearfield,
Dcluzeer Terence, Carroll, ,
Do'lson .Tames. Alleghauy,
Ionelly Daniel, White, "
Daily J:unc, Alleglmry,
Diver Cornelius, Washington .
Kite John L., Suunnerhiil, - ."'
Horner I'hil-p, Riehlaud, ""
Kline Job, White. t -
Keefer Jcacot, Kichund :
Kepler John, Carroll, ,
Lilly Thomas, Jr. Washington,.
Luther Henry, Curroll,
MWIauemy Charles, Wabhincton
'MuekerheUe G. II., John-town.
Myer Harnabas, Alleghany.
Myers John, Cambria
Myers George, Alleghany. ;
M'Combe Wiliinm, Tarro1'
O-Xeill M. !.. Ebensburg
l'arrihh Joshua 1., ,
Paul Isaac, Summerhill, --.
Shurky John. Washington.
Stull John, lltchland, " ''
Smith O. Johnstown,
Sharp Allen, Summerhill,
Topper Andiew, Alleghany,
Wetland Samuel, Curroll
Wilt Joseph, Clearfield,
Wonder John, Summerh'll,
Wilsou James, DlacMick,
Waters Jacob, Jackson,
Washburn Geo. W., White,
Vaughn Benjatuiu, Washington.
List of Traverse Jurors at March Term, A. P.
Tcter Adams, Jr. Clearfield,
William Byers, Jackson,
Adam Bomb-artliier Richland,
James Burk, Summerhill, ' "
Jamee Costello, Kiehlaud,
Adam Carpenter, Smmuerhill,
A n.ln-w rjunmyer, Jackson.
John B. Donclioc, Allegheny
Benjamin F. DaYis, Blacklick
William Podson, Allegheny, '
Jacob Foust, Richland, '
Hiram Folsom, Conemaucb '
Evan Griffith, Ebensburg,
Paul George, Washington,
John Goughnour, Conemouh
R, B. Gageby, Johnstown, '
Michael Gallagher, Washington:
: John Gillin, Jr. Blacklick,
F. W. Hay, Johnstown,
David Hoffman, Richland,
' Jacob Horner,
Hugh Hughe. Jr., Cambria,
John O. Jones,
David R. Kinports, Susquehanna,
John Kean, Summerhill
Samuel King. Richland, - -
Aug. Luther, Carrol. " , V(
Andrew Lewis, Cambria
Jacob Luther, Jr., Susquehanna,
Barnabas McDermitt, Ebensburlr
JamesM Atee, Allegheny
James P McConaghy, Johnstown.
Thomas McCabe. Conemaugh
Isaac Makin, Blacklick,
Stephen Tlummer, Summerhill,
William D Tryce, Cambria,
Henry Ragnr, Jacksen,
William Rainy, Washington, " - -
William Slick, Johnstown, " "
Isaac Singer, Conemaugh, - r- -
J. Adam Trefts, Johnstown, " " r
Isaac TeCtar, Conemaugh. "
Thomaa Wilt, Clearfield,
Jacob Wagner, Allcghouy, '
Silaa Weaver, Richland, -- .
Emanuel Weaver Richland, ' "
John Williams, Ebensburg, , .
January p, icov.