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UNPIN:11)0N, TINBDXY, JITYL 24. 1849.
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No subscription taken for less than six months,
and no paper discontinued until all arrearages
are paid, unless at the option of the publisher.
The Democratic Whig voters of Huntingdon
county ore requested to meet in their respective
townships and boroughs, at the usual places of
holding their Delegate Electicins.
On Saturday, the ltth day of August,
to elect two delegates from each of said townships
and boroughs, td reliresent them in a Cohnty
Convention to be held in the borough of Hint
On Wednesday, the l5tlL day of August,
at 2 o'clock, in the afternoon, to put in nomina
tion a Democratic Whig COUNTY TICKET,
and do such other things as the good of the
cause may require.
By order of the County Committee,
J. SEWELL STE WART, Chairman.
caOur friends of the Blair County Whig
have our thanks for a slip containing proceed
ings at Senatorial Conference.
D7-We have not yet received a copy of the
'Republic," published at Washington City, al
though we published the prospectus. Do the
editors intend to forfeit their promise to the
By ah advertisement in another column, it will
be seen that the Civil LiJr for August Term
has been continued. Jurors, parth.s, and wit
tleses for the second week need, therefore, not
Irir Tato. Fistx, Esq., has associated Mr.
A. W. Rea with him in the publication of the
Pennsylvania Telegraph. The ability and effi
eiency of the Telegraph in support of sound
principles, has long been felt and acknowledged.
May it go on and prosper.
CY - We have heretofore neglected to notice
the connection of our friend, Mr. War. ELLIOTT,
with he , 6 West Jerseyman," published at Cam
den, N. J. Mr. E. is a young man of intelli
gence, industry and probity, and it glees us plea
sure to see him connected with a paper so flour-
ishing in its appearance.
Naw ~F ranklin intelligencer"
is the title of a new paper just started at Cham
beraburg, Pa., by Messrs. H. A. Miss and L.
A. SHOSM•litit. Our friend Miss, is the editor.
The first number gives promise that the paper
will be worthy the support of the gallant Whigs
of Franklin county, and of all who desire a use
ful, dignified and ably conducted paper. Mibb
is a good writer and a good fellow.
The Pestilence and National Fast.
A correspondent of the Boston Atlas speaks
thus appropriately of the destructive epidemic,
which is now hurrying tens of thousands to the
grave, and of the National Fast recommended
to be observed by President TAYLOR:
di The Cholera is again viating city and
country, throughout our conpnent, arresting
universal inquiry, and exciting universal eppre
hension. Nor perhaps is it reasonable to ex
pect that it will have orders from the Throne to
cease its ravages, t. 1.1 men, especially in Chris
tian communities, are brought fully and humbly
to recognize in it the presence and power of the
What but palpable miracle could more
clearly mark it us a visitation from the Most
High 1 But the age of miracles is passed. And
to the word and providence of Jehovah, we are
to listen for warning and teaching. Why, then,
amid gentle premonitions, and the long forbear.
ance of Heaven; should not Christians, rulers
and the people at large, regard with solemn awe
the uplifted sword, recognize the justice of this
chastisement, abjure the sins which may have
occasioned it, and with one heart and voice,
penitently cry Spare thy people, 0 Lord!"
How much more rational and becoming
frail, erring, short-sighted man, as well as hon
orable to the Infinite One, such a manifestation
of humility, than either impious murmuring,
reckless stoicism, or that trepidation which
hopes for security only in flight
We rejoice that President Taylor, at this
crisis, has given the proper signal to the corn
miinity, and kindly summoned all to duty.—
. Who can tell,' said an ancient chief magistrate
of millions, whose proclamation for a fast was
thought worthy of divine record, t Who ran
tell, if God well tars away his fierce anger that
we perish net."
The Cholera Declining.
It gives on great pleasure to observe that the
Cholera is every where on the decline. The
number of deaths frcim this disease in Cincinna
ti and St. Louis, for the few past days reported,
show a decline of more than one half per day
over the previous reports. It is also largely on
the decline in New York and Philadelphia.
We have heard of no more cases in this coup
ty since oar last
0' Our friend; the Senior of the York Re
publican, is informed that we have 'come down.'
Little did we think when penning, a few weeks
ago, one or two truthful and merited compli
ments to himself, that our modesty would be
subjected to such a shock as is contained in hie
Wrimx letter. The rank with which we have
been honored would forbid our surrendering to
on enemy, but under the circumstances we are
compelled to surrender to a friend.
CY - Thorny; F. Marshall has taken the stump
in Kentucky in favor of emancipation.
We observe that a few place hunters in Mey
amensing, Philadelphia county, have held a mee
ting and hurled their impotent threats at the.
National and State Administrations because they
have not all been successful in getting office.
As a pretext for this meeting, it I. alleged that
Dennis Mealy, a Locofoco, has been appointed
to an office in the Custom House. Now, these
unprincipled office hunters know well that Den
nis Mealy voted for Taylor and Fillmore last
fall; and they know too that it was in conse
quence of Democratic votes that the city and
county rolled up such a large majority. But in
their inordinate thirst for spoils, they would
proscribe every mnn who does not belong to
tlicr little clique of self constituted dictators.
The democrats who supported Gen. Taylor are
entitled to a fair share of the offices. We go
for a liberal policy. Every high minded Whig
despises the narrow, selfish spirit that would
complain because one, heretofore a Locofoco,
received a paltry appointment. The actors in
the meeting alluded to, resolve that they will
" withdraw their support from the National and
State Administrations," until a different policy
is pursued in regard to the appointments ! Or
in other words, until the five or six pot-house
brawlers who composed the meeting receive
appointments for themselves. This is the only
way in which their " support" ran be secured.
"No pay—no fight," is their motto. Well, we
say let them go. Even if they had thousands
of votes under their control, we would rather
be consigned to a hopeless minority, than see
the appointing power defer to the insolent dic
tation of politicians so utterly devoid of princi
ple. But they possess no influence beyond their
own votes, In their resolutions not one word
is said about measures ; of f ice, OFFICE, is the
hurthen of their song. And our hope is that
those who are attached to the Whig party from
no higher consideration than spoils, may always
The Alexandria Gazette, a reliable witness
in the case, says :
We learn from Washington that the Admin
istration is going on calmly. peacefully, and
harmoniously in the discharge of its unties, un
moved by the violent assaults of its eilemi,s, and
rejoiced to know that its general course gives
satisfaction to its friends, to the unprejudiced
portion of the country, and is likely to secure
the approbation of a great majority of the peo
ple. In gOod time, when the politics of the
officers of the Government, both at the Seat of
Government, and throughout the United States,
shall be made known, it will be seen what has
really been heretofore the extent of proscrip
tion," and how far the Adininistration has pro
ceeded in giving the Whigs a share of the offi
ces and honors of their Government. The out
cry is now about the " spoils"—enjoyed so 'orgy
that to take then away is considered a heinous
political crime. As for the rest, the opposition
has and can have nothing to say. The great
interests of the country are all attended to, with
an ability, an industry, and a patriotic devotion,
which challenges the respect and confidence of
the nation. There never has been an Adminis
' tration more honestly determined to do its duty
to the whole country, and more desirous of act•
ing alone for the common good—for the wel
fare, happiness, prosperity, and peace of this
"j We regret to see that the "Daily News"
is wandering from its legitimate course to make
war upon the ~ North American." Both these
papers have done good service, and both enjoy
the confidence of the Whig party, and hence we
regret to see any difficulty between them.
137 — Attention is invited to the card of llrst.
REYNOLDS, Jr., of the Exchange Hotel, Holli
daysburg, Pa. Mr. R. is an attentive, pleas
ant landlord, and his house is in every respert
kept in the most superior style. We commend
him to the patronage of the travelling public.
The Keystone and Mr. Ball,
The Pennsylvania Intelligencer says:—The ',
expose made by the State Treasurer of the
enormous amount of money drawn from the'
Treasury by the officers of the public works, has
completely silenced the batteries of the Key
stone. In the last number he has not another
word to say on the subject. His guns are spiked.
This expose would never have been made, but
for the unwarrantable assaults made by this pa
per upon Mr. Ball. Under the circumstances
the true statement was imperatively called for,
and the effect has been, entirely to justify the
State Treasurer, to expose the iascality of the
Keystone, and the Locofoco officers on the pub
lic works, and to draw down the indignation of
the people upon them.
The Whitt administration is pursuing the even
tenor of its wily. It is performing its duty
faithfully, honestly, and fearlessly. It has no
thing to conceal in any department, and challen
ges investigation of all its public acts. Such
silly, unjust, and false attacks as that of the
Keystone upon the State Treasurer, only serve
to render itself supremely ridiculous, and recoil
upon the heads of its own party friend.. What
farce will the Keystone next enact?
The Pennsylvania Telegraph of the 18th
Gov. Johnston returned to Ilarrisbutgon Sat
urday morning last, from a visit to Wea'more
land and Armstrong counties, in excellent
health and spirits. While at his father's in
Westmoreland county, he participated in the la
bors of the hay and harvest fields, even in the
warmest weather of last week, without experi
encing any injury, although he labored on Thurs
day last, the day that drove many to seek shelter
from the vertical rays of the sun, and took the
lives of some, as we learn, all around us, who
did dot take that precaution.
Jour( A. GAIKALL-The Montrose Register,
in noticing the nomination of John A. Gamble,
as the Locofoco candidate for Canal Commis
sioner, says, there is no doubt such a feeling of
coolness, if not absolute hostility to this selec
tion among i portion of the Locofoco' party as
will probably render it a difficult matter to whip
them all into his support. We heard one of the
most prominent individuals of the party in
northern Nnnsylvania expressing apprehensions
some weeks ago that Gamble would be nomina.
ted ' and his opinion of the probable success of
the whigs, with such a man as Henry M. Fuller,
of Luserne, as their candidate, if he should be'.
The Exciting Cause.
The !semi-annual interest on our Stet,: debt I
will be paid in Philadelphia, on the Ist of Au
gust next, in par funds. This is right, and Mr.
Ball, the State Treasurer, deserves credit ford
having affected such an arrangement.--Tamaqua
It was the anticipation of this fact, so grati
fying to every true eon of Pennsylvania, and so
creditable to the persevering energy of Mr. Ball,
that induced the recent senseless and desperate
onslaught of the editors of the Keystone upon
that able and indefatigable functionary. The
great object of the Locofoco party, it seems,
was to defeat the payment of the August Inter
est, and thus plunge the State again into the mire
and filth of a most degrading repudiation. We
say it was for the political capital the Lo
cofoco party expected to gain by the accom
plishment of this most infamous design, that the
editors of the Keystone have poured fourth, for
weeks past, a tirade of disgusting abuse of the
State Treasurer for not having emptied the
Treasury to supply the demands of those de
souring wolves, theplundering office-holders on
the public works.
We are glad to see that the conduct of Mr.
Ball is properly appreciated by the patriotic,
intelligent and candid men of all parties through
out the State. Let him but do his duty, hon
estly and fearlessly, to the State and to the peo
ple, as he has begun, and he will not lack the
approval and encouragement of honest men and
good citizens in every section of the Common
wealth. We would say to him in the language
of the poets—
To thine own self be true,
And it must follow as theday the night,
Thou eans't not then be false to any one."
Tremendous Fire in Mauch Chunk.
Business Portion of the Town in Ruins--Loss
POTTSVILLS, July 16
A slip received here this evening, from the
office of the Tamaqua Legion, says : «It is
our painful duty to announce an awful confla
gration and great lose of property, which oc
curred in our sister town, Mauch Chunk, on
Saturday. All the business portion of that
flourishing borough is laid in ruins. The lois
is estimated at $150,000. At least thirty-one
houses have been reduced to ashes. The fol
lowing is a list of the sufferers Dondson &
Bealaill's store and lour dwellings; Deison &
Williams, dry goods merchants; l'olk's Drug
store , Leggett's wheelwright shop; John Jo
seph's shop and dwelling; Ebert's new build
ing; John Mier's two dwellings ; John Lemon
ring, sr., storehouse, dwelling, &c. ; Mr. Fin
ler's harness and saddlery shop; Packer &
Olwine's shoe store, owned by Judge Packer;
Judge Packer's storehouse; the court Image
buildings and jail ; the office of the Carbon
County Gazette, and materials, together with
several dwelling houses, including the Eagle
The Odd Fellows' Hall was saved by dint of
daring seldom excelled. We understand that
the fire originated in Dodson & Beatim's ware
house which was communicated by means of
hot ashes carelessly thrown under the building.
When discovered the fire had gained such head
way that resistance was vain. A heavy wind
prevailing at the same time, the building was
soon wrapped in flames. Its course was east,
crossing Market Square until it readied Harlan's
large brick dwelling. Great praise is due to the
citizens and distant friends for their efforts to
subdue the flames.
A man, in attempting to gain a seat upon the
cars, while in motion, as they were descending
from Nesquehening, laden with men coming to
the fire, lost his balance and fell across the rail.
The cars passed over him, servering his body
almost in two. He died shortly afterwards.
Great Fire in Pittsburg
[QA despatch from Pittsburg says
a terrible fire broke out in Allegheny
city on Monday afternoop,which spread
in all directions. Five squares of buil
dings were consumed! The Pittsburg
and Allegheny Firemen got to fighting
and the military had to be called out
to suppress the riot
GEN. Goss has written a long letter to Fath
er Ritchie, explaining his position on a variety
of subjects. He takes ground against the \Wil
mot Proviso, and the power of Congress to reg
ulate slavery in the territories,—against a pro
tective Tariff—against internal improvements
by the general government, and against almost
every thing but the veto power. He nails him
self bands and feet to the "Baltimore Platform,"
now a somewhat antiquated affair, and fully ex
plains his celebrated letter to the Chicago Con
The Montreal Herald, the leading paper in
the Canadas, advocates the annexation, by peace
able means, of British North America to the
United States. Public opinion in Canada, we
judge, is fast approximating to this point.
The mixture spoken of in the following card,
is said to be an excellent compound to check
From the Pitttbierg Gazette,
Mr. Enrrou—Will you give publicity to the
following recipe for diarduca, or cholera medi
cine 1 _
Laudanum, Hartshorn, and Tincture of Rhu
barb, each an ounce, Gum Camphor, half an
ounce. Dose—One tea-spoon full, mixed with
water ; if not relieved in 15 minutes repeat the
dose, which al ways succeeds.
I have used this in my family for fifteen years,
and administered it to hundreds of persons, and
never found it fail in relieving diarrhma. The
recipe was handed to me in 1834, by a friend as
a remedy for cholera. It can do no harm and
will check premonitory symptoms until a phy
sician arrives, who of course, ought to be con
sulted as soon as possible after an attack of
cholera. JOHN McFADEN.
Pittsburg, June 19, 1849.
SLAVS/ FOR CALIFORNIA.—The Fort
Smith, Arkansas, Herald tells that Col•
onel Bonner's party which arrived at
that post recently on the way to Cali
ifornia, was accompanied by six slaves.
Every thing indicates that some of the
more reckless spirits of the South are
determined to make the experiment of
carrying slavery into California.
(Green corn has matte its appear
ance in the Cincinnati market, but few
are green enough to purchase it.
For the Journal.
Mn. CLARK.-1 observe by your last paper
that the time for forming a Whig county Ticket
is rapidly approaching. And I suppose a true
and consistent Whig, who desires nothing but
the welfare of the Whig party, and consequent
prosperity of the country, will not be deemed
officious for offering a suggestion to his brother
Whigs relative to the nominee for the Legisla
ture. Now that an effort is making by our ex
cellent and worthy Governor to maintain the
State credit, and reduce the enormous STATE
DEBT, and thereby reduce the onerous taxes of
the people, it is of the highest importance that
he should be aided in this important work by
his friends throughout the State. Ard I know
of no more efficient way or doing so, than by
nominating and electing faithful, capable and ef
ficient members of the Legislature. For, to the
Legislature belongs the duty of carrying out the
wise and salutary suggestions of the Governor.
It is conceded on all hands, by men of all par
ties, that A. K. CORNYN, Esq., has proved
himself to be such a representative. Indeed,
in ability, efficiency and industry, he even ex
ceeded the expectations of his most ardent
friends. I was not one of his original suppor
ters. I voted for him at the polls, but I did not
favor his first nomination. His course, however,
last winter, agreeably disappointed me, and I
am now favorable to giving him a unanimous
re-nomination. In my humble opinion he is
eminently deserving on endorsement of this kind.
The county of Huntingdon has never been more
ably or efficiently represented then she was last
winter, by Mr. CORNY. And I therefore
hope the suggestion I have made, will find a re
sponse in the heart of every whig in the county.
Por eke Journal,
MR. CLARK :—The Whigs of Woodcock val
ley consider themselves entitled to the candidate
for County Commissioner this year. I would
therefore suggest the name of ISAAC PEIGH
TAL, of Penn township, as a suitable person to
fill that office. Mr. P. is an intelligent farmer,
and has always been a faithful member of the
Whig party, and should the Whig Convention
see proper to nominate him, Woodcock Valley
will give a good account of herself in October.
At least such is the opinion of
The Attack upon Rome.
Eatract of a Private Letter from an
dmerican Gentleman, dated
ROME, July 20, 1849.
While I am writing, the French are
breaching the walls and throwing
bombs into the city. It is said that they
have destroyed a part of the wall, and
probably an assault will be made to-night
or early to-morrow.
I did not sleep last night as there was
a heavy cannonading from midnight till
eight this morning. The bombs have
done but little injury. The French
wish to take the heights of the ionic
ilium, and have been obliged to dig a
trench to protect their batteries on that
I side of the town, where they are
now firing. The music of cannon balls
whistling over the city is quite interes.
ting! The most of the bombs have
I burst in the air.
The volunteers from all parts of Italy
are doing the fighting or at least the
most of it. The whole city is divided
into parties, some for the Pope with no
restrictions,—some for the Pope with
restrictions,—some for a Republic, some
for a social Republic, and some for any
thing that will restore quiet. So ninny
false stories, &c. have been in circula
tion that the Triumvirate have issued
an edict calling on all good citizens to
give the names of those who circulate
reports, so you have nothing against the
Republic unless you are well known.
The Austrians have established the
Papal Government in the provinces. It
is unfortunate for the Republican party
here that they are identified with the
Socialists in Paris. This party will not
be satisfied with anything short of all
the money, titles and offices in the coun
try where they live. They have their
agents at work iu America—look out
for them. '1 hey preach perfection, and
are satisfied with nothing but gratify
ing their own will. I feel sorry to see
so many lives lost as are daily here,
and those of the young and enthusiastic
exiles of Lombardy. They fight like
heroes, but the mass of the people and
all Europe are opposed to a Republic
here. Garibaldi, who commands the vol
unteers, finds fault with the the luke
warmness of the Romans. Yours &c.
A CONSCIENTIOUS THIEF.-A hard case
in Sciota county, was tried, convicted,
and sentenced to six years' Imprison
ment in the penitentiary, for the crime
of cattle stealing. A few weeks previ
ous to his trial, he and five others broke
jail on Sunday, and being captured by
the sheriff on ona of the neighboring
hills, he grayly remarked to the officer
—"I might have escaped, but I had con
scientious scruples about travelling on
Those who join the Democratic stan
dard will not be questioned as to their
former positions.—Wash. Union.
This is the usual form of notifications
to thieves and burglars. Whoever will
return said property shall receive a hand
some reward and no questions asked.—
Our Mrs. Partington thinks thnt the
"Colamer Morbus" must be a dreadful
Complaint, for the democratic papers are
full of "Proscriptions," and yet it seems
to be spreading all over the country
--- • --
The Whige of our neighboring county of Blair
met in Hollidaysburg, on Tuesday last, and no
minated the following ticket :
Prothonotary—S. J. ROYSX.
This tieket is spoken of as a very erteehent
one, and will be, of course, trinmphantly elect
ed. Mi. HIGGINS represented Blair in the Leg
islature last winter, and was universally admit
ted to be one of the most efficient, faithful and
industrious members of the session. We are
gratified that he has again consented to be a
From the Hollidaysburg Register,
WHIG COUNTY MEETING,
Pursuant to notice, a number of the Whigs of
Blair county met in the Court House on the
evening of Tuesday the' 17th July, 1819, and
organised by appointing Mr. WM. SHOMO
President, Messrs. A. M. KITCHEN, J. C. IN
ass, D. K. RAAIEY and Jour; M'Caas, Vice
Presidents, and Messrs. John Conan and 2'.
IV. Wilson Secretaries.
On motion, Hon. SAAI'L CALVIN EddreAlled the
meeting in an able manner; after which the
following resolutions were submitted by Col.
H. A. McMurtrie, and adopted without a dis
senting voice :
Resolved, That the administration of "OLD
ZACK"—the brave defender of his country's
honor and his country's flag meets our cordial
and hearty approbation, and that the Old Soldier
has shown himself to be a sound statesman and
true patriot—the President of the country, and
not of a party.
Resolved, That under the administration of
WILLIAM F. JOHNSTON, the tried friend
and able advocate of the laboring classes;the dis
tinguished champion of Whig principles and .
measures, the industrial interests of Pennsylva
nia hove received an impetus which must, ere
long, place her first and foremost on the list of
Resolved, That cur confidence in the correct- !
ness of the principles of the Whig party remains
unchanged, and that we believe the restoration
of the protective peliey to be necessary to the
pro,periry of the cieintry.
Resolved, That the Locofocos have shameful
ly mismanaged the public works, and that a re
form in this branch nl the Government is abso
Revolted, That the ticket this day made by
the Whig County convention meets our hearty ,
and that we hereby pledge the nom- ,
inees of said Convention our warm and cordial
Resolved, That we will support the ticket—
the whole ticket—and nothing hut the ticket.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meet
ing be signed by the officers and published in the
Whig papers of the county.
[ Signed by the Officers.]
The Whig Conferees of the counties of Hun
tington, Bedford and Blair, met at the house of
Alex. Lowry, F.sq., in Hollidaysburg, on Wed
nesday, 18th day of July, when on motion, JOHN
AKE, Esq., of Bedford county, was called to
the chair, and GEORGE RAYMOND appointed Sec
retary. The credentials of the several dele
gates having been presented, on motion, the
Conferees proceeded to nominate candidates for
Senatorial delegate to represent this district in
the Whig State Convention to ndminate candi
date for Canal Commissioner.
After several ballottings, Dr. SOuri ll; *wilt
RODE, of Bedford county was declared duly elee
The following resolutions were then offered
and unanimously adopted
Resolved, That we give .our hearty concur
rence to the course of the National Administra
tion, thus far • and feel confident that the wis.
dom, foresig ht and sagacity of President TAY
LOR, and the talented and patriotic cabinet
which surrounds him, will devise measures cal
culated to restore confidence in the minds of the
people, and bring back the gOvernment to its
Resolved, That the administration of Gov-
WM. F. JOHNSTON, meets our warmest ap.
proval, and we feel proud of having such a high
minded, honorable and patriotic chief magistrate
at the ead of affairs; and the people will sus
tain him notwithstanding the efforts of the Lo
, cofdcos to destroy his popularity and high char
acter by falsehood and slanders, the most infa
mous and damning.
Resolved, Thai the able and talented State
Treasurer, GIDEON J. BALL, Esq., deserves
the thanks of the people of the entire State, for
his indefatigable exertions in maintaining the
credit of the State by his wise financial policy,
and proves conclusively that by his industry and
energy, to be fully worthy of the confidence of
the people, and creditable to the party which
Revoked, That the efforts of the locofocos to
prejudice the minds of the people against this
valuable public servant, cannot fail to recoil
with withering force upon their baseness and
villainy, and must endear him still more to the
honest and good men of all parties.
Resolved, That we recommend, as Whigs,
the removal of every officer under the National
and State administrations, who is opposed to
the general welfare of the Whig party and the
principles which have governed it for years.
Resolved, That we instruct the delegate this
day elected, to support the nomination of HEN
RY M. FULLER, Esq., of Luzerne county,
as the Whig candidate for Canal Commissioner.
On motion, Revolved, That the proceedings
of this conference be published in the Whig pa
pers of the district, and "Telegraph" and "In
JOHN AKE, President.
GEO. RAYMOND, Secretary.
Health of the western Cities,
CINCINNATI, July 19.
The health of this city, as well as of
St. Louis, is rapidly itnproveing, and
we have prospects of a speedy disap
pearance of an epidemic which has car
ried off some of our most eminent cit
izens and cherished parents. The num
ber of deaths for the past two days have
been small in comparison with the large
number that fell victims but a few days
since. The interments for the 48 hours
lending Coon to-day, hardly reach two
hundred. Business men are again mov
ing, and ttade will soon be flourishing
In St. Louis, also, the pestilence, it
seems, has also done its worst, and the
number of interments has been reduced
to eighty per day, rather a flattering
figure compared with those of 180 and
190, we had to record last week, The
tveather, however, Continues cool and
showery, but entertain a hope of a
change for the better.
The 'Late Mrs.
The death of Mr... Dolly Hayne Mad
icon, which took place Thursday night
in Washington, is en event that seems
to require something more than a mere
passing notice by the press. An 416.:
Mate association with public characters
and public affairs for a half a century,
has made her almost as well known n
character to the American people as any
of our statestnan of the same period. At
the same time, her noble qualities of
mind and heart have made her not less
conspicuou a In the relations of domes
tic and social life
Mrs. Madison's maiden name was
Dolly Payne. She was of Virginia pa
rentage, though her birth took place iti
North Carolina, during a visit of her
parents to that State. A short time
after her birth, her parents joined the
society of Friends and manumitting their
slaves, removed tb Pennsylvania, and
their daughter Dolly received her ed•
ucation iu this city. At an early age
she was married to Mr. Todd, a y.oung
lawyer of Philadelpha, who died a short
time afterwards, leaving her with an
infant. The young and beautiful widow
was not long without suitors, and among
the number, James Madison, then It
member of Congress from Virgina, was
the favored one, to whom she was wed
ded in 1794. Thoughout his long and
eventful career she sustained the char
acter of a devoted wife, and was of no
small service to her distinguished hus:
band in many of the scenes of his life.
During his adtninistration us Presi•:
dent of the United States, she presided
over the White House with a dignity
and grace seldom equalled, and corn
mended the admiration of Americans as
well as foreigners. Upon the approach
of the British army to Washington in'
1814, rare heroic qualities were devel
oped in her character: To the la IA
moment that her friends would permit,
she remained in the White House, se
curing cabinet papers, plate and other
valuables, and absolutely refusing to
leave until the portrait of the Father of
his country, by Stuart, was taken down
and secured from the impending van
dalism of the invaders. Her flight from
the White House, and her escape in
disguise form an interesting and roman
tic in,ident of the history of that period.
It was a trying time for the wife of no
American President, and there nee few
women who would under the circumstan
ces, have displayed an equal strength
of mind, an equal degree of patrotism
and an equal amount of conjugal dev
After Mr. Madison's retirement she
remained with him at his seat at Mont
pelier, Vs., smoothing the downward
path of an aged mother-in-law and per
forming, in an equally exemplary man
ner, her duties to her husband, until his
death, in 1836. During the greater
part of the subsequent period she has
resided in Washington,the centre of a re
filled and cultivated circle; courted and
caressed by Americans, and honored by
the attentions of people of all ranks and
all nations. Her devotion to her hus
band's memory lasted till her death,
and through her efforts, at the last ses
sion of Congress an appropriation was
made for the pubricatiou of his papers.
Mrs. Madison was very aged—con
! siderahly over eighty, we believe. To
the last, however, she retained a degree
of health and activity unusual in one of
her years, and her mental faculties
were also singularly unimpaired. Her
queenly carriage, her affable demeanor
and her many amiable qualities have
endeared her to Washington and to all
its visitors, and her loss will be deeply
felt by all in that metropolis.
President Madison, as is well known,
had no children. Mr. Todd, Mrs. Mad
ison's son by her first marriage, is, wo
believe, still living, and resides in Vie
INFLUENCE OF THE IMAGINATION.—In
reference to cholera, as well as other
diseases, there is great truth in the old
adage, " Conceit can kill, Conceit can
cure,' as the following facts will show.
A curious experiment, says the London
Afedical Times, was recently tried in
Russia with some murderers. They
were placed, without knowing it, in four
beds where four persons had died of
the cholera. They did not take the
disease. They were then told they
were to sleep in beds where some per
sons had died of malignant cholera
but the beds were, in fact, new, and had
not been used at all. Nevertheless, 3
of them died of the disease within four
Trig ROMAN ARMY.—The regular
troops now defending Rome, amount to
16, 000 men. Among them are 1600
Swiss, who have passed from the Papal
service to that of the Republic, 1500
Poles and Hungarians, and about 6000
Lombards. The Sicilians, Neapolitans,
French, and others, amount together to
about 1400 men. About 2000 civic
guards have entered the regular service.
The remainder is composed of Roman
volunteers. Besides these regular troops
the civic guard and the armed people
defend the walls, and sometimes take
part in the sallies.
SUNDAY IN PAR IS.—The minister of
public works in Paris has invited all
citizens to r'•frnin from work on the
Sabbath, and has prohibited labor on
the public works on that day. The re
ligious journals applaud it, and some of
the secular papers are well pleased with