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•'One country, one constitution, one destiny.
Wednesday morzung, March 26, '43
The Adjourned Court.
An unusually large amount of business was dune
fa our Court lost week and the week preceding.—
Twenty-six causes on the trial list were disposed of
...eleven juries were empannelled, ani nine verdicts
tendered. There was also a considerable number
of argument cases heard and decided. The Court
sdjoureed finally on Thursday.
(0. The election for Justices of the Peace in this
borough, on Friday last, resulted in the choice of
DAVID .SNARL and Jous ALBRIGHT. For Con
stable, TBOILLII STATZS.
We may notice the Spring Elections in the sec.
and townships and boroughs in this county next
Look Out I
COCIITZWPIITED Cora.-Quarter dollars made
by the galvanic process have recently been put into
circulation, and are so well executed as to be calcu
lated to deceive. We learn that half dollars of the
lame description are also in circulation.
(Z- The fashionables of both sexes ere vrry
anxious to ascertain whether the bill now berore the
legislature, to punish persons who appear in pub
lic, disguised," will extend to the wearing of mous
taches and bustles?
We have been favored by Mr. Norris, the Com-
MASSLCHUS.TTS.-The Governor and Council
missioner for this district, with this result of the la
have appointed Thursday, the third day of April bora of ti e Board of Revenue Commissioners,
beat, to be observed as a day of public fasting, hu- which we
BOARD or REVENUE Commissioxras,
initiation and prayer. Harriabug, March 17, 1845., S
DEATH OF THE HON. ISAAC C. BATES. Increase valuation, as fixed by the Board of Rev.
The National Intelligencer, of Monday, stater, nue Commissioners.
that the Hon. fosse C. BATES, one of the Senators
from the State of Massachusetts, died on Sunday
evening, (of last week) at twenty minutes peat six
o'clock, at his lodgings in Washington, after an
illness of two weeks
CIINTRE COUNTY MARBLE.-We recently saw
• specimen of Centre County Marble, from the land
of Mr. A. 8. Valentine, r—ar the town of Bellefoi,te.
This marble has been discovered but recently,
and is truly a beautiful article. The piece submit
ted to our inspection, was dark in color, variegated
with veins of rich yellow, and the whole beautifully
polished. We learn that several other veins have
been discovered in the same neighborhood, some of
which yield pore white marble, suitable for scalp
&mei nro.—The Natchez Courier says: ~Withi
n a few week. the town of Woodville has lost two
estimable citizen.. A rencontre first occurred be
tween Mr. B. F. Herbert and Mr. Fenner, both
said to be mild, placable, and strictly honorable gen
tlemen, which resulted in the death of Mr. Herbert.
A few days after this. another rencontre took place
between Mr. Fenner and a brother of the deceased
Herbert, which resulted in the death of Mr. Fenner."
A Sitrots Taitm.—Tt is regarded so somewhat
strange, that President Polk did not, in his Inaugu
ral, utter a solitary word in relation to a single term.
Indeed, several of the Washington letter writers
intimate that some of the flatterers of the
new President already begin to talk of the propriety
of trying to re-elect him. This perhaps, may ac
count for his cool treatment of Mr. Calhoun.
Tao Minute PACICRTS.-A II hopesof ever again
seeing the picket ship. United States and England
seem now to be abandoned by the public. The
United States has been one hundred days at pea, and
the England ninty-six,periodeofunparalleled length
for packets to he absent. They may be afloat, and
we may see them again, but we sincerely regret to
say that the chances are against them. We cling
to hope to the last, knowing that the ships were
among the strongest ever built, end captains among
the most skillful of navigators. We, howevei, take
them from our list of .packets to arrive. '—New
Ax lIIPOITOR.--A man from Virginia, calling
himself W. W. Wise, and professmg to be a ne
phew of the Hon. Henry A. Wise, lately imposed
upon the people of New York Mills, Onedia county,
by pretending to be a deaf mute, and a writing ma.
ter. He succeeded in getting a large class, and all
went on smoothly till he was detected making him
self too familiar with the pockets of a fellow boarder,
when suspicions were excited that he was more de
ficient in honesty than in the sense of hearing. It
turned out that he could hear perfectly well, and a
committee of the indignant citizens succeeded in eau.
sling the dumb to spesk.' It is said that another
individual has been playing a similar game at Ham
ilton, under the name of Summerville.
We kern that E. W. Hutter, who has for 'eve
ral years been the principal editor of the late Key
atone, and present Democratic Union, has been
appointed Private Secretary to Mr. Buchanan, Se
cretary of State. Samuel D. Patterson, formerly of
the Pennsylvania Reporter , now a proprietor of the
Democratic Union, and also of that well kown and
popular literary paper, the U. States Saturday
Post,' has been appointed Navy Agent in Philadel
phia. And John W. Forney, of the Lancaster In
telligencer has been appointed Deputy Surveyer of
the Port of Philadelphia. Success to then:. We
hope the trample followed by Polk will not be loot
upon Whip, who have held it to be a great crime
to appoint to office Ilia* who base labored in the
The Blair county bill is "dead again," the time
for re-considering the last tie vote having expired
on Friday last without any movement or further,
action thereon. The Penn county bill sleeps qui• ' l
ally on the files of the Senate. The speculators
and political hucksters who are friendly to a divis
ion of thin county, believing that there is noth'ng
in a name, and that "a rose by any other name
would smell as swent," are row presenting peti
lions for the some or a similar new county to he cal.
led Portage. A number of ouch petitions have
been presented in both houses.
A bill for the erection of a new county out of
parts of lmzerne and one or two adjoining court
ties, to be called Lackawanna. has passed :he House;
and also another out of parts of Bradford and Ly
coming, to be called Sullivan. On Wednesday
last the latter of these bills came up in order, when
Mr. Ilaily moved to strike out the name Sullivan
and invert Jackson, on which motion he demanded
the yeas and nays, and were as follows: Yeas 15,
Nays 17. So the motion was not agreed to. Mr.
Anderson moved to strike out Sullivan, and insert
Polk. Mr. Bali , ,itt moved to amend the amend
ment, by inserting James K. immediately before
the word Polk, but after /tome conversation, both
amendments were withdrawn. The question re
curring on the first section of the bill, the yeas and
nays were demanded by Mr. Quay, and were:—
Yeas 12, Nays 14. So the question was determin
ed in the nelrative.
The Senate passed the hill granting to the Balti
more and Ohio liailrosd Company the right of way
through a portion of Pennsylvania. Yeas 17—
Since the election of U. S. Senator, the House
has been engaged chiefly in considering the Gener
al Appropriation Bill.
We believe no time has yet been fixed for a
Allegheny, increase to the 3 mills item, $42,500
Bedfoal, 10 per cent, do. 295,539
Cumberland, 6 do. do. 510,692
Dauphin, 12i do. do. 899,625
Lancaster, 10 do. do. 2,484,078
Lebanon, 8 do. do. 533,007
Bucks, 5 do. do. 694,631
Bradford, 8 do. do. 226,169
Luzerne, 8 do. do. 356,566
Columbia, 9 do. do. 313.058
Montgotu'ry, 10 do. do. 1,294,078
Lehigh, 15 do. do. 1,093,109
Do. to the 2 do. item, 3,600
Do. " 1 do.
M'Kean, 2 do.
Som'set. " 1 do.
Clearfield, 1 do.
Jefferson, " 2 do.
Potter, " 2 du.
Whole amount of increase tax,
per annum, shout
IN A PREDICAMENT ! !
The election of General SIMON CAMERON, has
placed the Locoloco jivers in an amusing predica
ment. Unable to rejoice, they are yet afraid to de
nounce it, for they know it to be a Pennsylvania
Tariff victory. If report be true, the attempt of
Jesse Miller to have the recreant Locofocos who vo
ted for Gen. Cameron, violen.ly denounced in the
Harrisburg Democratic Union," led to a grand
fight between himself and the Editors of that pa
per, in which the severest recriminations were freely
indulged ! The Harrisburg " Argos" pretends to
rejoice at the result! The Chambersburg "Times"
notices the affair as a matter of insignificance not
more important than a Constable's election !
MR. CLAY ♦T TOO Boa.--This veteran patriot
and statesman, as we learn from the Alabama Mo
nitor, is again practising •lte profession of law. At
the .age of 68, Mr. Clay returns to the Bar with all
the vigor and buoyancy of a man of forty-five.--
Since the Presidential election, his health and spir
its have greatly improved. His neighbors remark
that they have not seen him look so well in many
years. While in public life, or as a candidate, he
was conscious that great reponsibility rested on hint
as a political leader. Now that he sustains no such
relation, hia mind is released from a great Iturthen.
As a citizen, he affects no iudifference to public
affairs. On the contrary, he takes a deep interest
in them, and the last emotion of his heart will be
for the welfare and honor of his beloved country.
air. Mr. Dayton remarked in his late speech in
Congress, that if we admit Texas, " The whole na
tion of Texas is naturalized in a day; every Texas
citizen becomes at once a citizen of the United
States. A man (German, Irish, or any other Eu
ropean notion) lands at Galveston ; he goes to bed
a citizen of Texas, he sleeps off all his foreign alle,
glance, and every other alien quality in one night,
and rises next morning clothed with all the attri
butes of an American citizen ! His brother, who
lands at New York, has to wait live year. before he
can possess the same privileges. Could such a re
sult have ever been contemplated by the framers of
the Constitution I
The population of Texas is made up, according
to Mr. Kennedy, of clams of various colors, habit'',
and capabilities; we are to admit them all, piebald,
ignorant, and incapable however they may be.—
The free people are all to be represented, and three-
Mini of the slaves; the whole mann come in upon
an equal footing with the free white citizens of the
I United Staten."
}The Sheriff'. Sales, List of Juror., Procla
mation., and Trial List fur the April Courtmay be
found in to-day's Journal.
(r)- RYNDERS, the Preeident of the Empire
Club, denies in a card, that any deputation wee
tent by the doh to Mr. roll,.
THE SONS OF TEMPERANCE,
Aa the Order of the Sons of Temperance has
lately been drawn rather prominently before the
community, it may not be amiss to give the public
some information as to its character and objects.—
The Order had its origin, we believe, in the city of
New York, some three or four years since, and has
extended with astonishing rapidity. The Parent
Association now bag suxilinries in every principal
city and town, and in many boroughs and villages
throughout the Middle States.
This form of association meets with some objec
lions because of its obligations of secrecy. Throe
"secrets" are explained in the extract we give be
low from the New York " Organ." Such objec
tions we think cannot be regarded as very serious,
when the stability, strength, discipline, and effective
system of action which the Order thus secures, is
taken into consideration. The advantages derived
from the obligations of secrecy we think at least
overbalance all the objections that may arise. The
Order of the Sons of Temperance is now, by its
admirable organization, a mighty Temperance A,
my—a pledged array of men n•ho are able to go
forward in the true aggressive spirit against the op
posing hosts of Intemperance. A simple, uniform
plan of organization binds the different associations
together—one object, one spirit, animates them, and
they go forward with the strength and firm tread of
a serried phalanx to battle against the direst foe to
human happiness. In speaking of the "secrets,'
so much objected to, the " Organ" says:
" What are they 1 Principally a quarterly pass
word, which, on being given to the door-keeper,
will admit yon to any Division in the country ; then
the ceremony of initiation ; the candidate is intro
duced into a company of gentlemen, with hie eyes
wide open; the evil effects of intoxicating drinks
am vividly pourtrayed in a simple lecture; he is
obligated neither to make, buy, sell nor use, as a
beverage, any spirituous or malt liquors, wine or
cider; to observe the Constitution and Regulations
of the Order; and not to divulge its private affairs;
to promote its harmony and advance its interest; he
iacharged to exert all his influence to induce others to
adopt the principle of entire abstainence from strong
drink ; to pursue a life of integrity : to love his
brethren, and keep inviolate the pledge. Several
times during the performance, he is asked if he is
still willing to proceed, and if he is not, an oppor
tunity is afforded to retire.
" Well, say you, but a member is obligated not
to divulge the private affair.. To be sure he is,
and what are they other than those above enamors
led? We will tell you. If a brother is so unfor
tunate as to break the pledge, that is private, and
' another is not at liberty to retail the fact about the
streets. If a brother is in want, and we relieve
him, this is private, and no member has a right to
tell it out of a Division. If a person is proposed,
and a brother gets up and asserts that he knows
him to be unworthy of admission, Ire is held re
sponsible for the assertion to the Division, but no
brother has the right to tell it out of the Division ;
this, also, is private.
, Now this is the character of our „ secrets."—
Is there any thing very alarming in them We
have no means of recognition out of doors--no
oath, no ceremony that angels might not look upon
and smile; and any person is at perfect liberty to
withdraw from the Order at any time, if there are
no charges against him."
( Tar. DLITT or TOE Fara STATES iS thus
set forth by the New York Tribune; " What re
mains to be done ? We say, resist the consum
mation of the Annexation scheme to the last. Let
Connecticut, Rhode Island and other Free States,
do their duty in their Congressional Elections and
the mischief may be arrested in the next Congress,
but if not, we shall not yet give it up. We shall
try, on one hand, to induce Texas to abolish Sla
very, gradually if not immediately, and if Freedom
is allowed to discuss the matter, we have great hopes
of early success. Failing or pending this, if any
person in a Free State shall be claimed as a fugitive
Slave from Texas, let his seizure be legally resist
ed, and the case carried up to the U.S. Supreme
Court. Let us see whether a bare majority of the
Senate has power to bind our people to any other
I people they may fancy, and thus make us part and
parcel of another Union than that to which the
present States have in any way assented. Wheth
er this shall succeed or not, let us raise the ques
tion of Admission with Slavery on every new State
from Texan territory which may present itself."
TOOT Bcoon.—The Tennessee papers state that
some malignant partizan in that State recently char
ged the Hon. John Bell with being a Tory. He
replied by showing that his ancestors, both paternal
and maternal, were gallant heroes of the revolution,
some of whom faught at Eutaw, and some at King's
Mountain. After thus disposing of the slander, he
then launched the following piece of slaughtering
It is not surprising that our opponents should
now seek to make the sum of Tory Wood in the
country as greet as possible, since they have given
the highest office in the country to the descend int of
one—though I never used that fact against him in
OHIO.—The legislature of the State of Ohio
adjourned on the 13t:i inst., after a session of more
than three months; during which time, as we learn
fern the Columbus Journal, a large amount of busi
ness was transacted, embracing 64 general lawn,
403 localacts, and 75 resolutions.
Among the most important results of the session
are the Bank Law, the re•organizantion of the Pub
lic Works, the Registry Law, and the act amenda
tory of the act for districting the State for Members
In reference to the above mentioned act the
" Every friend of just and equal representation
had a right to expect the REPEAL of the iniquitous
gerrymander of 1842—'3. All will rejoice to learn
that it has at least been amended, and that represen
tation has been, to a limitrd extent, equalized. The
majority of the legal voters of the State will no lon
ger he put off with one-third of the delegation in
Congress, although they will fall short of what they
are justly entitled to."
cry A canal for manufacturing purposes in about
to be constructed at Augusta, Geo.
ft is amusing to watch the progressnf events, and
see how the old saying that "extremes meet" is
verified. The Locoforos afford illustrious examples
of this. Their boost is that they are in favor of
" the largest liberty"—the motto of their great Na
tional Organ, the Globe, is "the world is governed
too much ;' they denounce the Whigs as aristocrats
—as the party of restriction, and as infidels to the
doctrine that "man is capable of self-government,"
while they profess to he the true democracy, and the
only champions of the rights of man and his capa
city to establish and control his own government.
Small matters sometimes test principles, and are
more easily apprehended than measures of a larger
scope. Among the petitions presented to the Legis
lature of this State at its present session has been
one or more front the enlightened Locofocos of Phil
adelphia City sod County, praying that merchants
be compelled by law to close their stores every even
ing al dusk. One is puzzled whether to regard this
as a movement of detailed philanthropy prying into
its neighbor's business, or a mere act of impertinent
ignorance on the part of some shallow-brained Lo
eofocos who are infected with the folly of Dick the
Apprentice to expose themselves on the stage, of
render themselves ridiculous as stump orators or
blackeners of good paper with their inane cotnposi
tions. Surely if any thing can lie confided to indi
vidual judgment, it is the number of hours per diem
which shall he devoted to the prosecution of busi
ness. If Government is to be called in to regulate
such matters, it may with as much propriety be re
quired to prescribe the diet for its citizens, with
which it does not interfere at present except with
those worthy persons sustained at public expense in
jails and penitentiaries, and the ladies may soon ex
pect the enactment of sumptuary laws to regulate
the dimensions of bustles, and be compelled to
" strike their colors ' to the uniform devised by the
State. When William and Norman triumphed
over the Saxon Harold at Hastings—placed the
crown of England on his own brow, and displaced
the ancient free customs and laws of that country
with the burdens and tyranny of the Feudal Sys
tem. one of his devices was to " require all company
to disperse, and fire and candle to be extinguished
by eight at night, at the sound of the melancholy
curfue." The Philadelphia Locofocos who, with
the words "the world is governed too much" in
their mouths, ask the Legislature to compel busi
ness men to close their stores at dusk, imitate the
Norman Conqueror's arbitrary spirit most closely,
and show that their professions of exclusive democ
racy are landing them alongside of uncontrolled
despotism. Thus do " extremes meet."
Another set of wiseacres from that brilliant Loco
foco •Star of the West"—the county of West
moreland—have petitioned the Legislature to enact
penalties to be inflicted on all physicians who shall
hereafter administer mercury to their patients!—
What a glorious device is this ! The sick are here
after to he cured not by the science, skill and pre
scription of the doctors, but by a Locofoco Act of
Assembly. Medicine is no longer to be a subject of
serious and prolonged study. Who cares about
Anatomy I What profit is there in a knowledge
of the structure of the human frame—the bones,
the muscles, the nerves, the arteries and viens, the
brain, heart, liver and other contrivances of the hu
man system ? Of what avail is a painful exami
nation of the diagnosis of disease? And where
fore this laborious plodding over the pharmacopiea7
Sure, the invincible Locofocoism of Old Westmore
land has done away with all that—has exploded all
the mysteries of leech-craft, and will hereafter ex
orcise "all the ills which flesh is heir to" by the
necromancy of democracy, which has built so suc
cessful in curing all the political evils of the nation,
and is now ready to try its hand at expelling all the
complaints of its individual citizens. Down with
the Doctors! A bas with Colonel! will, we sup
pose, he the next rallying cry of the party ; and as
a Doctor is always unpleasantly associated with
disease, and mercury with sundry retellings
nausea in the inner man, we do not see why these
should not be as influential mottoes or. a Locofoco
banner as down with the Bank ! or H urra for Polk,
Dallas and Texas! That party must surely ho
popular which can make its partisans believe that
they will never be sick; and Locofocoism has had no
difficulty in causing its votaries to give full faith to
declarations equally'absurd. But is not the world
governed too much." when our Legislature under
' takes to meddle with the practice of medicine 1—
, Westmoreland Locofocoism, however, sees nothing
in this inconsistent with the largest liberty."--
A NOVELTY IN POLITICS.
An election was held in the city of Rochester, N.
York, two weeks ago for Mayor, City Council and
Supervisors. There were four tickets in the field
—Whig, Locofoco, Native American and Abolition
ist. The Whigs elected a large majority of mem
bers of the City Council and Supervisors: but the
Natives having polled between 400 and 500 votes
for Mayor, and the Abolitionists some 60 or 70, the
contest between Mr. ALLEN, Whig, (who was a
naturalized citizen) and Mr. KEELER, Loco, was
very close. When the old City Council, in which
the Whigs and Locofocos were balanced in num
burs, met to canvass the votes, one of the tickets
had on it for Mayor the name of John Alle: this
was allowed to Mr. ALLEN, ono of the Locofoco
members voting with the Whig.. Another ticket
had on it the name of J. ALLEN for Mayor; and on
allowing it the vote in Council was a tie, thus cast
, ing on Mr. A LLEN himself, the Mayor of last year,
theduty of deciding upon it. He voted to reject
it; and this left a majority of one for Mr. KEELER.
That gentleman has, however, most honorably de
clined to accept the office under the circumstances;
and as the new City Council contains a large ma
jority of Whigs, Mr. ALLEN will no doubt be elec
! led Mayor by that body. It is not often in these
days that a man will throw away an office on a
point of honor; and therefore Mr. KEELER'S con
duct is the more remarkable and valuable as an ex
ample. The Natives failed in effecting any thing
by their diversion.
A VALCAULE Boox.—" We understand," says
the Journal of Commerce, " that a wealthy gentle
man called upon Bishop Onderdonk a few days ago,
and on taking leave, made him the present of a
book. On taking off the wrapper, and opening to
the title page, there was a hundred dollar bank note;
on turning over a leaf there was another; a third
leaf and there was ; third bill ; over the fourth leaf
a fourth bill, and over the fifth leaf a fifth bill, until
it seemed as though the book was a volume of hun
ume of hundred dollar bills." Has the gentleman
any more such volumes to spare
Tue Cot, Suouznan.—lt is said that Cave
Johnson recently recommended an applicant for
office to go to Oregon, remarking—. there in a fine
opening in that new country for all enterprising
young men who cannot find employment in the old
country !" A new mode this of getting rid of trou
" We will remember you, henry
Clay." _ __
The eloquent address of the Clay Clubs of New
York, to HENRY CLAY, thus concludes And
therefore, we will remember you. HENRY CLAY,
while the memory of the glorious or the sense of
the good remains in us, with a greathl and admi
ring affection, which shall strengthen with our
strength, and shall not decay with our decline. We
will remember you in all our future trials end re
verses, on him whose name honored defeat and gave
it a glory which victory could not have brought.—
We will remember you when patriotic hope rallies
again to successful contest with the agencies of cor
ruption and ruin: for we will never know a triumph
which you do not share in life, whose glory does
not accrue to you in death. We will remember
you while national peace and prosperity continues;
and when the war clouds now darkening and mut
tering over the horizon have risen to overcast the
clear and placid sky yet above us, and have burst
over the whole land, the people will remember you
too; and all will remember you when the blood
hounds so long baying on our track, and the wolves
now howling around our fold, shall have rent their
prey, where the vultures are already screaming for the
offal. We will remember you, whenever we meet
again in the mighty gatherings of the faithful, and
in social circle, and in the happiness of our homes.
We will remember you through life, and we' will
not forget you at the gates of death,—thus every
where and at all times, in our most sacred and solemn
momenta, and in our purest thoughts, gratefully
chetiahing your name and deeds, and as now and
here, invoking blessings on you and yours forever."
MARYLAND STAMP AcT.—We learn from the
Baltimore Patriot that this Act, which is now a law,
spe i cifies that a stamp duty shall, on and after the
10th of May next, be levied on all bonds, obliga
tions, single hills or promissory note or notes, made
or executed in the State, and not made or issued
by any incorporated bank of the State, and on any
foreign or inland bill of exchange, or other evidence
of debt, "above $lOO, whether endorsed or other
wise," according to the following scale :
From $lOO to $2OO 10 cents.
200 to 300 15
300 to 500 25
600 to 1000 50
1000 to 1500 75
1500 to 2000 $1 00
2000 to 3000 1 50
3000 to 4000 2 00
4000 to 6000 2 50
6000 to 7000 3 50
7000 to 8000 4 00
8000 to 10,000 550
Over 10,000 6 00
The certificates of stocks of the State, of the city.
of Baltimore, or nny other incorported city or town,
or the certificates of the banks or other incorporated
institutions, or any check payable at sight, are not
required to be stamped.
A PETRIFIED APPLE.—We were shown last
week, by Dr. STswawr of this borough, a petrified
apple, which was found sometime since in Arm
strong township, in this county, immediately be
neath where formerly stood a large tree which bore
fruit, precisely similar, in shape and appearance, to
this apple. It has changed into a sand•stone of
whitish cast. and is truly, a beautiful and perfect
specimen of petrifaction. Upon ono side of the
apple there is a small spot which seemed to have
commenced to decay, and its color has changed to
that which is usual upon rotten truit, which appear
ance it still retains, and is as hard and full at that
particular place as upon any other portion of the
apple. From this it would appear that the quality
of petrifaction has the same effect upon decayed
that it has upon undecayed matter.
While upon this subject we may notice a para
graph that is at present going the rounds of the
newspapers, in regard to the remarkable petrifying
power of the soil of lowa. It is stated that the bo
dy of a woman, after having been buried five years,
was found to have changed to stone, so as to be
broken like marble. Birds, insects, and many other
strange things, have been found petrified in the
same region. --Indiana (Pa.) Register.
ACCIDENT IN A COAL TUNNEL—An explosion
occurred a few days ago in the coal Tunnel, now in
process of construction at Bearmount, at the head
of the Bear Mountain Railroad, in Schuylkill coun
ty. A heovy blast had been prepared at the extreme
end of the tunnel, some 500 feet into the mountain,
when a workman by the name of Diebler, incau
tiously approached with a lighted lamp to look into
the tube containing the fire, a spark from the lamp
falling upon the train caused an instant explosion.
Diebler was thrown nearly lifeless against the op
posite side of the tunnel, and upon being brought
out was found to be so severely injured as to endan
ger his life; titers was found to be ahout two hun
dred wounds. mostly cuts, on different parts of his
body. Medical aid was instantly called, and the
sufferer is now considered out of danger. Several
other workmen were more or less injured by the
accident, but none of them dangerously.
A NOVEL ENTEII.IB.-The Cincinnati Chro.
nicle of the 10th says This day the barque Mrs-
RI NGUM will depart for Liverpool, England! It is
just eight days sicce we announced her arrival here.
In that time she has taken in a full cargo and seve
ral passengers for England. The building of yea
eels on the Ohio is not extraordinary. It wasdone
before the last war; but the freighting one here
with Western produce for Liverpool, is an extraor
dinary fact. Cincinnati, the reader will recollect, is
a Port of Entry, and what strange ideas will fill the
mind, even of an American, when he stands on the
quay of Liverpool and sees an American ship,
freighted with pork, lard and cheese from Cincin.
nati, Ohio! Sixteen hundred miles above the Gulf
ef Mexico must he trace the devious windings of
that mighty stream on whose bosom she has floated
to the Ocean ! Five times the diameter of Great
Britain has she floated down a fresh water stream
before her keel touched the salt tides!"
(0- Pales or • area.—The Norwalk (Ohio)
Examiner, stAtes that a man " pretty well how come
you no," was recently arrerted and fined $8 and
coats for kiecinq a lady without her consent. Ser.
%red him right!
The Post Office.
In reply to a call from the Senate, Mr. Wickliffe
recently submitted the following comparative exhi
bit of the revenue and expenditure. of the Post.
Office Department from April Id 1841, to June'
30th 1844, excluding the appropriation of $497,857
made September 9th, 1841.
Gross revenue, from all sources, for
the quarter ending J une 30,1841 $1,104,604 Rd
Ditto s 1842 4,546,849 65
Ditto 1843 4,296,225 93
Ditto 1849 4,237,285 83
Expenditures for the quarter ending
June 30, 1841 $1,036,782 13
Ditto 1842 4,494,713 49
Ditto 1843 4,374,753 71
Ditto 1844 4,298,512 79
Excess of Expenditures
This excess of expenditure is more thai counter
balanced by the earns Semaining to be collected of
the postage which accrued between the 30th June,
1841, end the SOth June, 1844.
Snowmen Sinatra Binus.—A cotemporary
thus comments upon the cockney sportsmen, who,
with gun in hand, travel around the country at this
season of the year shooting every little bird in the
hedges; whose songs, instead of moving their admi•
ration, only arouse their destructive propensities:
0 No man with a soul as large as a flea's gizzard,
could possibly be so mean, so cruel, BO cowardly, ail
to go round, popping at little birds in the briars and
hushes, wing-breaking sparrows and maiming
chickadees--and yet there are things in human
shape just base enough to do it."
Such fellows ought to be banished front the me►
down and fields, and set to rat catching in some
Times at kauttoo;
The only city of Saints in Me world."
Somebody has sent us a copy of the Nam*
Times and Seasons," dated February 15, 184.5.---
It contains a part of the History of Joseph Smitit
and various other matters. We copy from it the
" The winter thus far, has been milder than any
previous one, within our recollection ; and as a mat
ter of course, business of all kinds, if the weather
continues thus favorable, will open with a faire►
prospect, and be upheld and persevered in, with ■
union not before witnessed since Nauvoo waa
We congratulate the saints abroad, on account
of the unity of effort, and tho industrious feeling
that pervades the only city of mints in the world.
May God continue these laudable trait. of prosperi
ity, both temporally and spiritually—and truth
Tax' RIGHTS or Womm—The Legislature of
New York recently passed a law, assuring to mar
ried women the sole and absolute property 'of pa.
tents for inventions taken nut in their own name..
it is now very justly proposed that female property in
the copyright of books should have an equal immu
nity. The New York Evening Post mentions a
case where a lady recently lost two valuable copy
rights, which were taken by her husband's creditors.
There is no reason why the law in regard to patents
should not be extended so as to provide against a
case like thus.
ECTIZEITIAL P.:O .
"Here the girls and here the widow
Always cast their earliest glance,
And, with smileless face, consider
If they, too, won't stand a chance
To make some clever fellow DOUBLE
In bliss, and often too—in trouble."
Itt ARRIED: On Sunday lost, the 23rd inst., by
Solomon Houck. Esq.. Mr. LEWIS STEVER. to
Miss ELEANOR CURFMAN, both of Cass
On the same day, by Joshua Greenland, Esq.,
Mr. JOHN BAYLOR, of Cam township. to Miss
ELIZABETH FOUST, of Union township.
Yesterday, in Henderson township. this county,
by the Rev. John Peebles, Mr. WILLIAM POR
TER, of Woodcock Valley, to Miss ISABELLA.
daughter of Mr. James Lane.
02 , 1TM.9:7%7 P.E"iOP.D.
From DEATH no age nor no condition saves,
As goes the freeman, so departs the slave,
The chieftain's palace and the peasant's bower,
Alike are ravished by his haughty power.
DIED: In West township, very suddenly, on
Friday, the 21st inst., Mr. JACOB BORST, aged
about 62 years.
In the vicinity of Hollidaysburg, on Thursday
last, JOHN DAVIS, formerly of the this phis',
aged about 45 years.
At M'Aleavy's Fort, Huntingdon county, on the
23nd inat., JOHN DINSMORE, recently of this
place, in about the 35 year of his age.
Rags: Rags: Rags I
Country Merchants can sell their Rags for
Cash, at the highest market prices, or
in exchange for a large assortment
of Writing, Printing & Wrap
ping Papers of various pri
ces. Abio,—Au exten
awe assortment of
some of which can be sold at half the usual
price. Also, a general assortment of all
the STANDARD SCHOOL BOOKS, BLANK
BOOKS and Stationary, which will be sold at
low prices, by
WILLIAM D. PARRISH,
Wholesale Dealer, No. 4, North 5. 1 street,
2 doors shove Market st. Phil's.
3d month 26th day, 1843.-2 mo.
We the subscribers, hereby caution all
persons against purchasing, or in any way
taking a note given by us to George Smith,
of Henderson township, Huntingdon county,
dated on or about the 19th day of February
last, for three hundred and fifty-five dollars,
payable in blooms, in Huntingdon, one hun
dred days after oate—the said Judgment
note having been obtained from us by baud
and without consideration, and will there
fore not be paid, and the law will not corn.
pel us to pay it
March 26, 1843.*3