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HUNTINGDON, TUESDAY, DEG• 26, 184 a
TIOOVER'S SUPERIOR WRITING INK
for sale at this office.
ar. Hon. John Blanchaid has our thanks for
valuable public documents.
QT The inauguration of Gov. Johnston will
take place on the 3d Tuesday of January.
" THE HOLTDAYS"—a poetic favor, by a lady
of our town—will be found on first pages
la" Some of the statements in the last dlohc
merit comment ; but this being the holyday
season, we feel like eschewing controversy.
On account of the great quantity of gold said
to be found in California, some people seem to
think , that the present value of that coin may
drpreciate. Notwithstanding this apprehension
we brg leave to announce that gold at its present
rated value will be taken at all times, in pay
ment of debts due this office, or for new sub
eaiptions. Ilere's a chance. Shell out your
" yellow boys."
Car The celebration of Christmas by the
hands in our office has delayed the publication
of our paper one day.
For the purpoie of giving our bands recrea
tion, and attending to Noe neglected private
business of our own, we shall not issue our next
paper bofore Friday of next week, and not issue
the week following. After attending almost
exclusively for the past six months to further
ing the interests of our party, we find it neces
sary to omit one issue, to get a fair start for
the New Year. We do not ask our patrons to
lose a paper—we shall give them 52 numbers
for the year.
We are in the midst of the Holydays— the
season of festivity and joy! Our hope is, that
all our patrons are enjoying this season in an
unalloyed manner. That peace and domestic
felicity is the happy lot of every one of them.
Christmas has passed, and before another issue
of our paper, the year of 1818 will be number
ed with its predecessors! How fleeting is
time ! It seems but as yesterday since we an
nounced the advent of the year 1918, and now
we are within but a few short days of its close!
It is thtss Time swiftly hurries us on! "The
places that know us now, will soon know us no
more forever !" 1818, that memorable year,
in which revolution has been the order of the
day, is about to bid us adieu forever! And
now while standing around the dying couch of
the old year, suppose we all agree—every one of
us—no matter to what sect or party we belong
—to gather up all the little difficulties and petty
quarrels of the past, and bury them in the un
fathomable grave that is opening to receive the
expiring year. What a sublime spectacle would
not this present 1 To see all old animosities
forgotten, and the new year commenced by ev
ery one in a spirit of the utmost kindness to
wards the whole human family. We have no
duebt, but that the political excitement of the
year that is about to close, to say nothing of
the ordinary business transactions of life, has
caused much unpleasant feeling and in some in
stances total estrangement between those whole
previous intercourse had been most kind and
friendly. What more appropriate season could
be found than the present for a perfect social
re-union 1 Let us, then, one and all, once more
join hands as friends and neighbors—fraternize
together—and commence the new year in a per
fect spirit of harmony. For our own part, this
is the course we intend pursuing, and would ad
vise all others to do likewise. To harbor re
venge and is unworthy human beings
made in the likeness of Him who is "slow to
anger, and of great mercy"—unworthy of the
age and country sn which we live, and should
be banished from every human breast.
Ere this paper reaches all to whom it is sent,the
year 1849 will have commenced its course.—
Permit us then, in advance, to wish all within
the bounds of our circulation and private asso
ciations—of all parties and wets—a "happy
New Year." May peace, prosperity and good
will prevail among you, now and henceforth.
The Washingtonian Temperance men held a
meeting in the Court House on Christmas even
ing. The meeting was well attended by both
sexes. Mr. A. HARRISON presided. Songs
were sung, and addresses delivered by A. W.
BENEDICT and M. CROWNOVER, Esqr's.
We hope good may be done by the re-organiza
tion of this old and heretofore efficient society.
Gov. Johnston ,
The Kittanning Free Press says : Gov. John
ston and family left our village last week, to
take up their residence in Harrisburg.
However much his old neighbors and friends
here may rejoice at the honor conferred upon
their townsman by the people of Pennsylvania,
yet there are hut very few of them who would
not rather have been him and his . family remain
in their midst..--The feeling o: personal esteem
and attachment, thus manifested, sp;aks in lan
guage stronger than words could convey, the
high estimate in which they were held in thi ,
D 7" Mr. CLAY leaves Ashland for New Or
leans in a few days, if health will permit, where
it is understood he tarries a week with General
Taylor, by special invitation of the Old , Hero.
Gen. Taylor has also accepted an invitation
from Mr. Cky t, bi%
PRESIDENT POLK AND "THE
AMERICAN SYSTEM." I The Philadelphia Inquirer says that the indi•
The manner in which the President refers to cations at the present moment are, that Con.
"the American system," says the Albany gress will not be able to adjourn without vial-
Evening Journal, is as unworthy of his position oils scenes of excitement. Already in the Sen.
as his general statements are false in fact. He ' ate nn angry skirmish lies taken place between
seeks to blacken the memory of the purest men two of the leaders, Mr. Benton and Mr. Cal-
.who have ever lived. Many of these men were , holm. A petition was presented by the Mis- I
attire participants in the great struggle which semi Senator, praying for the establishment of
resulted in the achievement of our National In- ! a Territorial Government in New Mexico, with
Their names are identified with out the introduction of Slavery, and also urg-
all that is glorious in our history. On the bat- I ing that no laws favoring slavery should be
tle field end in the Senate Chamber—at home 'passed by Congress. Mr. Benton regarded the
and abroad—they tasked their utmost energies petition to be a reasonable one, and asked that
to give stability to the infant Republic which .it might be printed. Mr. Calhoun took exact- ,
they called into being. While living, they en- ly the opposite ground. He denounced the memo
joyed the confidence and friendship of the good rial as unreasonable in all its aspects, and inso
and pure everywhere, and since their death, lent in the highest degree. Mr. Rusk, of Tex
their names and memories are clierished in the as, and Mr. Wescott of Florida, both demo.
heart's core of their countrymen. Very few erotic Senators took sides with Mr. Calhoun ;
have dared to assail their characters or question w:,ile Mr. Clayton, of Delaware, made a few
their patriotism. As the Fathers of the Re- ' able remarks in favor of the rights of the peti
public, they enjoyed the filial veneration of its tioners, now a portion of our fellow countrymen
• children, and were held up, by all who could and under the protection of our flag. The mo
; appreciate their sublime devotion to liberty, as lion to print was adopted by a strong vote-33
men pre-eminently fitted for the age in which to 11. •
they lived, and for the great work which they ' The memorial was then referred to the Corn
, accomplished. , mince on Territories
It was left for JAMES K. Porx—the feeble
representative of a party claiming peculiar ven
eration for the soldieri 'and statesmen of the
revolutionary period—to make the first formal
assault upon the sincerity of their professions,
the honesty of their motives, and the integrity
of their purpose. They professed to hate mon
archical institutions and every species of King
craft. JAMES K. Pots denounces these profes
sions as hypocritical. They declared themselves
impelled, in their efforts to cut loose from Great
Britain, by a desire to establish a government
based upon the principle of equality. But
JAMES K. Pout challenges the declaration by a
counter-assertion, that they wished to approx
imate our government to the European model."
After the achievement.of our national indepen
dence, they procee6d in the work of constitu
tional organization, with the professed view of
establishing a Representative Republic, where
the people should be sovereign, and all tides and
hereditary distinctions forever abolished. But
this paragon of Democracy assails their pur
pose, and boldly, affirms that they labored, "by
construction, to substitute an ariitocracy of
wealth for that of orders and titles."
A Protective Tariff is among the measures
which ho cites as furnishing conclusive proof
of this alleged treachery to constttntional free
dom. But this is an unfortunate citation. No i
measure was ever more cordially supported by '
the leading men and the great masses of all pat
ties. • Not only did every President, from
GEORGE Wasimovoy clown to MARTIN VAN
Bunny, sanction the principle of Protection,
but no party seriously opposed that principle,'
until after the Fathers of the Republic ceased
to have a ruling influence in the councils of the
nation. With the ascendancy of the destruct
ive spirit of Locofocoism, arose a spirit of hos
tility to a system whose beneficent influence
demonstrated the wisdom of those by whom it
was instituted. That system, projected to ren
der the country wholly independent of Great
Britain, and to foster the manufacturing inter
ests of this country, accomplished its purpose,
and justified the highest hopes of its friends.—
Its objects were as patriotic as its results were
salutary. The infatuation which seeks the de
struction of that system finds its only parallel
in these executive libels upon its early friends.
Ito! for California.
In the different ports of Boston, New York,
Philadelphia and Baltimore, at least fifty ves
sels are up for freight and charter to the gold
regions, and to record all the expeditions would
be impracticable. The New York Jewelers
had a meeting, and many of the most respecta
ble had ;moiled themselves. In the New York
Sun of Wednesday, 200 young ladies are adver
tised for immediately, to set out for California.
They must be respectatile—so says the adver
tisement, and steady employment will be guar
anteed. Passages all to be paid. Seamstresses
The- receipts of the State Treasury during
the last fiscal year, ending Ist Dec., were
$3,831,776 22—which, with the balance 44
$680,890 85 in the Treasury December 12,
1817, makes the sum of $4,512,667 b 7. The
expenditures have been $3,935,376 68—leaving
a balance of $577,290 39 in the Treasury on
the let inst.
The Tariff..'Owning the Corn:i
in the U. S. Senate, a few days ago, a motion
was made to print 20,000 extra copies of Mr.
Walker's Free Tilde Report. Mr. Cameron,
one of the Locofoco Senators from thin State,
opposed the motion, and declared that the posi
tion of the Locofoco party on the Tariff ques
tion, had CAUSED THE DEFEAT OF THAT PANTY
IN PENNSYLvANrA. We are glad to see this ev
idence of returning reason on the part of our
Locofoco friends, and hope hereafter, to see
Pennsylvanians of both parties standing shoul
der to shoulder in defence of Pennsylvania in
' terests, by sustaining a Protectiae Tariff. Mr.
Cameron in his remarks, observed that--“thir
ty years ago, coal was unknown in this coun
try; yet, in 1816, it gave employment equal to
five millions of days work annually. It kept
in movement a thousand ships of one hundred
land fifty tons each, and afforded a nuraury for
the training of six thousand seamen, who earn
ed six million. of dollars. It gave circulation
to a capital of fifty millions of dollars. It kept
in activity fifteen thousand miners, and sustain
ed a population of seventy thousand souls who
annually consumed upwards of two millions
worth of agricultural productions, and more
than three and a half millions of dollars worth
illg" Several new cases of cholera were re
ported daily in the Marine Hospital near New
York, lest week—all among the passenger s of the
chip New York, which vessel brought over the
In the House, too, the same question came
up, and in a form still more positive. A mo
tion submitted by Mr. Root, asking leave to in
troduce a resolution instructing the Committee
on Territories to report bills for the organiza
tion of Territorial Governments in California
and New Mexico, excluding from each, forever,
all involuntary servitude, except for crime,
was adopted by a vote of 107 yeas to SO nays.
During Gen. Taylor's late visit to New Or
leans, a gentleman remarked to him that he
must be much annoyed with applications for
" No," replied the old gentleman, with that
pleasant smile which lights up his features when
he is playing the amiable, " I am not annoyed
by them because they were to be expected.—
Let them all send in their applications, and in
proper time they will be duly considered.—
Some will have to be appointed and some dis
appointed, and those that are disappointed will
be no worse off than they were before. As for
myself, I would give them all office if I had
them, for the offices belong to the people, whose
servant I am. But, he added, " they will all
have to be patient, and wait till I am President
before I can act upon their applications. In
February I shall pay a visit to my old friend,
Gov. Crittenden, thence to Washington, where
I shall be happy to see all of you whenever
you visit the capital:"
The Bonhomie of this little speech produced
a greater effect than the most cunningly non
committal discourse of the most skilful politi-
In a previous conversation, the old General
declared, that he believed the People had deci
ded in favor of a change of nn and MEASURES,
at the late elections, and it was his purpose to
carry out their will.
The Ohio LOcofocos.
The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin—an inde
pendent paper in politics—speaks in the follow
ing manner upon the course pursued by the lo
cofoco members of the Ohio Legislature
In taking possession of 'the House of Repre
sentatives a i et armis, however, Ind before the
legal hour for opening the sessieW—in electing
a new clerk, without the presence of the old
one, who holds ever until a successor is chosen,
the Democrats have not only violated the law,
but committed a political blunder. The correct
course would have been to have admitted both
sets of members, but deprived them of the
right'of voting until the constitutional question
was decided. This is the established custom
in similar cases, and is the nearest approach to
justice that can be made. Neither party, in
j any such an emergency, has a right to take the
law into its own hands; for fifty men have no
more 'rights than one man ; and the law would
punish any single citizen who would seek re
dress by violence, 710 matter how rlear leis ease.
The people, we predict, will not sustain the
Democrats in the course they have taken. That
party in the State of Ohio, or rather some hot
headed leaders, has placed itself in a false posi
tion, hoar . ' which it is our advice that it extri
cate itself as soon as possible.
•What would become of liberty, if every party,
in similar contingencies, should resort to the
strong arm ? The mistake of France is, that
she does continually what the Democrats of
Ohio have now done—each party, when it be- '
lieves itself annoyed, seeks to right itself by
force, instead of awaiting redress in a consti
tutional way. Alas for the freedom of our
country ; if French notions of republicanism
are to be adopted here, and the legislatures of
the States, or Nation, made the scene of anar
chy. We pray lialiven that we may never
have to record another such disgraceful affair.
If such things become coiamon, farewell to
The stability of our institutions depends less
on the peculiar provisions of our constitutions,
for other nations have copied these and yet
made shipwreck of liberty, than on that abi
ding reverence for law, for which this people
has ever been distinguished, and which. like a
strong anchor, has held fast the republic, when
others were gone down in darkness and tempest.
Oh ! let us beware how we cut the cable, which
alone saves us from similar ruin.
The Carlisle Volunteer—a Locofoco paper of 1
the fiercest kind—makes the following forcible 1
remarks on the subject of Newspaper postage,
in an editorial notice which it takes of the Post-
Master General's Report: .
~ The press and the people have, in a voice
approaching unanimity, asked that newspapers
be permitted to be carried free of postage to
any part of the county in which they are pub
lished; and yet in the face of this the Post
Master General recommends that newspapers
pay a postage. of "one cent the ounce I" He
recommends a reduction in letter postage. This
will suit the wishes of wealthy men—men of
business—but will be of very littleadvantage to
the poor man. Thus it is . too often, that the
prayer of the nabob is listened to with respect,
and granted, when at the same time the prayers
of the masses are entirely disregarded. We do
hope that the. good sense of the members of
Congress will induce them to pass a bill abol
ishing that part of the present law requiring
postage for newspapers. By doing so they will
but grant the prayer of the people. If the Post
Master General is sincere in desiring a cheap
rate of Postage,"he cannot and will not oppose
the passage of such a law. But whether he
!opposes it or not, the member of Congress who
desires the respect and confidence of his con
stituents will not dare oppose it."
TIIE TARIFF OF IWO.
Who are its Friends i
In the U. S. House df Representatives, on
Monday of last week, lion, GEO. N. ECKERT of
this 't . cite, offered a resolution to the effect that
the Committee of Ways and Means be instruc
ted to inquire Into the expediency of 'reporting a
tariff Lill, based on the principles of the Tariff
of 1811. which was agreed to, under the opera
tion of the previous question, by the following
vote s—Yeas 06..—nearly all Whigs. Nays 03—
nearly all locofoeos..—With the exception of
Charles Ingerdoll, not a eistgle lorofueo mem- .
ber from the Tariff State of Pennsylvania, voted
in favor of Dr. Eckert's motion. Hon. Wei.
STRONG, of Berks, RICHARD BROADHEAD, of
Northampton, and SAMUEL A. BuiDuss, of the
Bucks District dodged tile question—while
I Messrs. Wit.stoT, the " Free Soil" champion of
Bradford, BuowN of Philadelphia, JOB MANN,
of Bedford, and .T.e.s. T1103IPSON; of the Erie
district voted nay with the friends of Free Trade
and the British Tariff of 1816!
So it is throughout the Union. With two or
three exceptions the Whigs voted in favor of the
expediency of reporting a new Tariff Bill, based
upon the principles af 'l2—the Locos against it.
We trust the Whigs will urge a new Tariff
Bill through the House as early us possible in
the Session. It won't pass the Senate of course
but it will lead to a 'show of hands' on this im
portant measure„ and probably convince even
those who have thus far been wilfully blind,
that there is no hope of procuring the passage
of a protective Tariff except through the Whig
party of the country.
Old Zack and the Ladies.
Gen. Taylor was present at some literary ser
vices in a young Ladle's Seminary, in New Or•
leans when he made the following speech :
My dear young ladies, I feel somewhat em
barrassed to find words to express my acknowl
edgments to you, for your kind opinions and
feelings towards me. 1I fear you have compli
mented me far too high, in reference to what
services I may have rendered to my country. I
cannot but feel pleased with your address, and
assure you that I feel no ordinary gratification
in seeing the advancement of education, for with
it the principles of religion and morality must
go hand in hand. By this the land which gave
us birth must be made a great country, and our
people be rendered happy and contented. In the
numerous bright faces around me I see an earn
est that those who are to follow, in our path,
will be well fitted for.their duties. Among
them I see the future mothers of future heroes
in the field, and sages in the council. You will
transmit thoseprinciples of independence,which
are the great bulwark of the nation, pure and
unadulterted, to your children's children, as
you received them from those who have gone
before us ; an that to the end of time, the coun
sels of the wise may guide and govern as the
arm of the brave may defend and protect, the
land that gave us birth. Ladies, permit me to
conclude by expressing a heartfelt wish, that
every happiness and blessing-which the human
family is capable of enjoying, may he.your por
tion in this life, and that a still brighter enjoy
ment may be your reward hereafter.
TISE PULPIT AND VIE Germ FEVER.-The sub
ject of the California gold excitement is begin
ing to claim the attention of the pulpit. The
Rev. Mr. Putnan of Boston, on Sunday preach
ed upon the subject, his text being from Prov
erbs.—,, Row much better is it to get wisdom
than gold!" The Rev. Dr. Frothingliam, of
the same city also delivered an elegant discourse
from Joh, xxii, Then shalt thou lay up
gold as (lost, and the gold of Ophir, as the stones
of the brooks."
C7' The Legislature of Indiana have elected
Gov. Whitcomb,.locofoco, United States Sena
tor in place of Mr. Hannegan. The Whigs vo
ted for Caleb Smith.
THE AbA3lB COUNTY MUILDEIt.—The Getty,
burg Star states that Frederick Smith, who was
arrested u week or two since in Reading, char
ged with the murder of Frederick Forster, in
Adams county, was taken on to Gettysburg on
Wedasday last, and after an examination, was
committed to answer the charge of murder. Du
ring Friday night lie attempted to commit sui
cide by making incisions in his wrists and an
kles with an old razor which he had concealed
in his cell. The Star states that he does not
answer the description of the persori. who made
his appearance in Gettysburg on the Friday af
ter the murder, and against whom suspiciou
was at first directed.
trr The missing school teacher of Nett' York,
Miss Marietta Smith, has at length been found
in Boston, in the situation of a mintua-maker's
apprentice. She is said to have behaved her
self in Boston with perfect propriety; and to
have left home on account of domestic
tics. She made no 'bjection to returning home
with her mother, who had come after her.
Ho, 'l'. M. T. MCKENNAN, of Washington,
having been mentioned in connection with a
a place in Gen. Taylor's Cabinet, has authori
zed the editor of the Washington Repasts? , to
say, that while he feels deeply grateful to his
friends for the kindness and partiality manifest
! ed in suggesting his name, his circumstances are
such he should feel compelled to decline the
honor of a Cabinet appointment if tendered to
A Mow. BF.T.—A singular wager was laid
on the Presidential election, by a couple of pol
iticians in Connecticut, who agreed that he
whose candidate' was defeated should saw a
cord of wood in the street. The wood was
was sawed last Monday in presence of a large
committee of admiring spectators.
Tun Legislature of Pennsylvania commences
its annual session at Harrisburg, on Tuesday
the 2d day of January.
o:7' John B. Floyd, loco, has been elected
Governor of Virginia. On the final ballot, the
Whigs voted for him. His opponent was a
rabid locofoco of the Ritchie stripe.
The Ohio Legislature
,has not yet.teen organ.
init. When will this disgraceful farce end I
o:7ne • moittinattori of LEWIR Cnss, jt., .as
Charge de Attlee to Rome, will, it is thought,
Slavery in the District---Meeting in
the Senate Chantber.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.
The passage in the lower house of Mr. Hott's
resolution, instructing the committee on the
District of Columbia to report a bill prohibit
ing the slave trade id the DistrlctOuts caused
the most intense excitement here. A meeting
to be held in the Senate ctiember this even
, ing of the Whig and Democratic members of
both Houses, for the purpose!, it is generally un
derstood, of adopting such a cdUrse as will most
likely be acceptable to all sections of the coun.
try. The city is full of-sumors.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 91P. M.
The Southern members of Congress, of both
parties, met in caucus, in the Senate chamber,
at half past 7 o'clock this evening. Senator
liepresentative Venable acted' ds Secretary.
A series of resolutions touching. the 0041-
sion of Slavery in new territories was` offered.
Mr. Morse, of Louisiana, led off in a power
ful and eloquent speech.
Several animated speeches were made.
The attendance was very large, and much rh
terest was manifested in the prkeedings, •
Senator Benton was not present.
PROGRESS OF THE itEVOIAPPIOM
THE OHIO LEGISLATURE.
CoLumßi-i, Dec. 20,
SENATE.-The Senate met this morning, and
after a brief sitting adjourned, without transact
ineany business of importance.
llocse.—The Whigs continue to meet, call
the roll, and adjourn. The Democrats maintain
their old position, and continue in session with
out adjournment. Nothing has been "done to
day towards a compromise. It is supposed the
Governor wiil interfere as soon as the Holidays
are over to enforce an organization. The Leg
islature not being regularly organized at the
present time is ruinous to the interests of the
State. The whole machinery of the govern
ment is stopped.
ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT COMPROMISE.
CoLumscs, Dec. 20-6, P. M.
Mr. Pugh, Democrat, will submit a proposi
tion to the House to-morrow. It is so framed
as to meet the reasonable expectations of both
parties, and will probably at once lead to a per
manent organization. Both Whigs and Demo
crats are sick of their disorganizing proceed
ings, and will now surrender on almost any
ternis-such is the impression.
CjiOT.F.RA 00 A BAL•rtmortr. VESSF.L.-The Bal
timore correspondent of the Natiunirl hrtelli
,geloer, writing on Friday before last, said t
The ship Silas Richards arrived below here
to-clay from Rotterdam. Several cases of the
cholera occurred on hoard during her passage.
The Captain was taken and recovered; the first
mate died; also, a passenger and one seaman
died. The last case occurred on 'The
NoVeinber, and on the 28th all were well. The
ship and • crew are now at Quarantine, closely
guarded. . The city physician reports all well."
B7' Is Mr. Brown a man of means?" asked
a gentleman of old Mrs. Frizzletop, referring to
one of his neighbors. Well, I reckon he
ought to be," drawled out the ancient beldame,
for he's the meanest man in town." .
EPISCOPAL CHURCH BURNT.—We deeply regret
to hear of the burning, on Saturday night, of the
new Episcopal Church in Charleston, Jefferson
county Va. The fire originated from a furnace
in the cellar. This church has been :but later) ,
erected, and was in the pastoral charge of Rev.
Dr. Alexander Jones. It is a serious lots.—
HARRISBURG RAILROAD.--It is a cause of
grata lation to know that the Harrisburg Rail
road, that has so long straggled with difficulties,
has worked entirely through them, and is now
a dividend-paying company, with _every proba
bility of continuing so, and of gradually grow
ing more and more productive. •
EV' REMEMBER, FR IE ND !—The sheet of paper
you are reading cost the editor a cent before he
printed upon it. How can you take it from him
without paying for it.
What Folly I
Some thief, who must have been quite desper
ate, broke into the newspaper office of the Bos
ton Recorder, a few days ago, and robbetPit of
a bunch of keys, a pen, and a counterfeit bill.
What else could he expect in robbing a printing
NORTH CAaoT.INA SENATOR.—Hon. Gno. E.
BADOER, of North Carolina, has been re-elected
by the Legislature of the State, a Senator of
the United States. This is a result which will
be hailed with the greatest pleasure by Whigs
all over the country.
ATTEMPT TO MURDER.
HARRISBURG, Dec 20.
The barber under the Pennsylvania Hotel
made an attempt to murder the hostler by in
flicting severe wounds in his arm and side-she
is not expected to live. The barber was arres
ted and examined before Justice Snyder. both
WILD GEESE.-During the storm on the Sth
inst., a large flock of about 300 wild geese be
came so clogged with ice that they descended to
a pond in Byfield, near the Dyke meadow, and
occupied considerable time in washing the ice
from them before they proceeded on'their flight.
A man near by attempted to capture some of
them, but the ganders showed so much fight,
that he was compelled to retreat. The pond
is shallow, and a resolute man with a good club
could have secured a good number of them.-,
CALIFORNIA GOLD.—A letter from the
director of the Philadelphia mint, published in
the Washington Union of Tuesday, says thatthe
Calafornia gold has been tested, and was found
to yield ninety-eight and two-thirds per cent.
pure gold.—lt is.within six dollars of the thou
sand of the mint standard. •
BEAT Torn Wile CAN.-Wayne townshi p,
Schuylkill county, against the World. A Mrs.
Dnnss, wife of Michael Dress, of this township
was delivered of noun children, two girls and
two boys—three of them aro living and doing
wo.ll.—She is now the mother of 24 children,
and•is only TIIIRTY-EIGEIT years of age.
tI We should like to know, says the. York
Republican, who in the name of common sense
want's to teat. it. liope no Printer's wife will
think of trying.
Rey°lull onjin Rome.
We find the following important item of newt
in the late foreign
A revolution has taken place in Rome.
The emote ia Rome proceeded from this
instigation of the Clubs. The mob sur
rounded the Quirinal Palace, demanding
a new Ministry and an immediate dec
laration of war against Austria. They
were'resisted by the Swiss Guards; and
the dipletnatic body,' to lend the moral'
influence of their presence to protect • -
the Pope, entered the Palace and Twain-. ,
ed with him. Setieral attetripte were .
made to fire the building, but proved un
successful. The civic guard - then made
a regular investment, and commenced a
fusllade against the - windows, overwhel
ining the Swissand shooting Palmer, the
Pope's secretary, in the breast.. The o•
verwhelming force of the besiegers coin
pelled submission. A list of ministers
was then sent in compromising the.
names of three of in;
Pope was tinder duress and in personal
danger. He submitted to all dictation;
and on the 18th the Ministry was pro
, claimed, with Mnzzarelli as President.
I The Swiss forces were then disbanded
and the National Guard took their plu,
ces. The power of the Pope is now a
France has sent a force to Civita "cc
elfin to support the Pope against his sub
Fire, in New York--Park Theatre
A Telegraphic despatch from New York, un.
der date of Dec. 17, says:
The well known Park Theatre has agali‘lieen
'consumed by fire, the origin of which'iS yet un
known. While the actors were rehearsing on
Saturday, about noon, they discovered a very
disagreeable smell, somewhat like the efferves
cence of oil of vitriol, or the fumes of escaping
gas. This became so unpleasant that they
stopped rehearsing, somewhat sooner than they
would otherwise have done. Not supposing,
however, that anything would result from it,
they went home. Immediately before the time
of opening, the building was &rand to be on fire,
and so rapid was the progress of the flames that
it was soon a heap of ruins. Mr. ilamblin's
loss is estimated at $15,000, upon which he has
a partial insurance.
Nearly the entire wardrobe of the establish
ment was destroyed, together with a great por
tion of the large and valuable wardrobe, and
other fixtures, owned by the Montplaisirs.—
They have also lost heavily. The Park theatre,
it will be recollected, was burnt down eight
Earle's Hotel, adjoining the theatre, was also
consumed, being a heavy loss. The 'hotel, also,
of 111 r. Clark, in the vicinity, besides several
were considerable injured.—
The entire hiss by this fire is estimated at sixty
thousand dollars. •
Ton U. S. Asmv.—The officialieport of the
Adjutant General of the United Statet, shows
the authorised number of troops of the line, con
sisting of cavalry, artillery and infantry, (15 re
giments,) to be 8, 787 non-commissioned offi
cers and men. , The actual force in service, non
commissioned officers and men, is B,4.sB—leav
ing a deficiency of 329 to be . recruited. The
number of commissioned officers ie 867, with
out including 17 milhtary storekeepers. The
number of mechanics and laborers belonging to
the ordnance department, and now in service is
497. The accompanying returns show the num
ber of regulars and volunteer troops in service
at the termination of the late war, as follows
Regulars.—Commissioned officers 1,338
. Non commis'd officers and
Non-commis'd officers and
Aggregate regulars and vet
Of the regular force in service at the close. of
the war, (enlisted men,) 0,118 were recruited
for five years, and 13,277 for the period of the .
THEY HOPE HE WILL. BE QuiEr.—A Van Bu
ren man writing to the Detroit Advertiser saysi!
Geh. pass must have revenge enough by
this time ; he has succeeded in defeating Van
Buren twice. I hope in the future he will he
Ton VRENCII ELECT/ON.-Sunday 10th inst.
was the day of the Presidential election in
Vance. Cavaignac or Louis Napoleon 1 The
Republic or the Empire 1 The result Will bo
expected with equal curiosity and solicitdde.
A young girl, not 11 Years old, has been ar
rested in Boston, for breaking into a house at
night, and stealing goods and jewelry. This is
the third burglary which this almost infant has
committed within about six months.
Q:7* The Doylestown Democrat says that the
son and servant of Hon. M. Longstreth, have
been bitten by a mad dog.
Na. CLAY AND GEN. T.tvi.on.-The Cincin
nati Gazette states, that a cordial and friendly
correspondence is maintained between General
Taylor and Mr. Clay, maugre all the efforts
which have been made to
. estrange them from
ABSENCE OF MIND.--It is Said that the
foreman of n grand jury at St. Louis,
was so dazzled by the beauty of a lady
who appeared as a witness, that he be
, came a little confused, and after admin
istering- the oath as usual, instead of
presenting the book, drew up,his face
in the most .facinating manner, and
said—" Now kiss me, ma'am." He nev
er discovered his error till the whole
jury burst out into a roar of laughter.
p- The Mormons in California have
laid claim to a large portion of the gold
territory, and demand thirty per cent of
the ore taken therefrom. An express
has been sent to, the Salt Lake settle
ment.where about 10,000 Mormons are
located. There is a rumor that equally
rich mines have peen discOvered in that
region. The thirty per cent. demand
of the Mormons is expected to lead to
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4 . 7,150