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•litwnrnm YAnn.-,-Attention is. invited to the
cool of Mr. R. G. Stewart. It will be seen that
he has established n Marble Yard in this place, a
branch of business not heretofore carried on in
lihntingdon. We wnderstand that Mr.•s. is a sn- -
perior workman, and therefore commend him to
the patronage a stir citizens. .
C.-Z" Attention is invited to the card of Ir.vs
Coax & Co., Philadelphia. Also to the valuable
real estate advertised for sale.
GODEVR LAny's BOOK. -This popular favor
ite -with the 'Ladies has made its appearance for
December. It is alike rich in reading matter and
engravings. , V.very Lady should be in the receipt
of this valuable periodical. Price $3 per annum.
GRATIA3eB 3f.te.kas cS .;—The December :No. of
this widely circulated periodical is before us. It •
is a publication of 'decided merit. The contents
are varied, and of a high order of literature. Some
of the best writers in the country contribute to its
columns. Price $3 per annum.
From a perusal of the November Bulletin of the
New York American Art-Union, we are pleased
to observe that it is largely increasing in patron
age and usefulness. Every lover of Art should
become a subscriber to this excellent institution,
which is doing so much to improve the artistic
taste of the people of this country, and so largely
increasing the number of our artists. Every sub
scriber, of Ave dollars, becomes n member for the
year, and receives a picture worth more thou that
sum, and in addition, has a chance of receiving a
picture of great value at the annual drawing. In
addition to the pictures sent to each member, a
number of valuable picturei are distributed by lot.
J. Sarni RaAn, is the Honorary Secretary for
this county, to whom subscriptions and payments
nay be made. Mr. B. will also give any infor
mation desired, relative to the institution.
PICTORIAL SATURDAY COURISIte—TiIiS t 8 R
Large Sheet, tilkal with well executed engravings,
among which is, ono representing the countenance
of Jenny Lind. Iris well calculated to take the
fancy of the young folks. It contains Mrs. ilea
ty's popular story of the Mob Cap at length, to
gether with a variety of other matter. Paropts
should furnish their small children with a copy for
the uolitlays. For sale at Sautes Book Store.
Cr BROTHER JONATHAN for the Christmas
Holidays, and New Years, 1851, has been sent to
us by Wilson & Co., the New York publishers.—
It would be almost impossible to over-rate the
apkudideollection of engravings which appear in
this magnificent Christmas sheet. The fine large
spirited pietureof “the Country Cirl in. N. York,"
is a master-pieee of American Fine Arts; and ei
ther that or the group of spirited portraits at Pre
sident Taylor's Death Best, is alone 'earth double
the cost of the whole paper: *tether gem is the
!"PDreant of Love anti Pleasure," a large picture
occupying the first page. We have not rosin to
',mantra. tea tithe of the beautiful Engravings and'
popular reading which go to make up, this stupen
dous sheet, The price is 12 cents per copy, or;
ten for one dollar.
Those who have friends in California, and
desire to send them an acceptable present, are infor
med that V. 11. l'almer's Business Men's Almanac
would eminently prove such. It is calculated for
different ((mind,•s t inclpdiny Cali/bran and is
perhaps, the only Almanac published, - adapted to
Coxt Jor I.Am-om-beautiful autumn weather,
which many were predicting would continue until
Christmas, was stiddenly trought to a stand on .
Saturday evening last, by a smart sprinkle of snow..
Since *Melt tithe, *up so the present writingi we .
have had a North-wester with an edge on it.
An abolitionist named George Thompson, a
member of the English Parliament, has arrived in
this country. He comes for the purpose of preach
ing abolitionism. On Friday night last, the abo
litionists got up a reception for hint in Fanniel
Hall, Boston. A row was the consequence, and
Mr. Thompson was very pt.( p :Hy hissed down,
and not allowed to speak. The I cople of this
country can take care of themselves without any
er GEO. W. H Maanst.e, Es q., editor of did
Union and Tribune, has been appointed rostmas,
ter at Lancaster city. This Is a good appointment,
and mut cungratulate triend Ilammersly on his
FORE IGN NEWN.-Tho eity papers of Saturday
contain three days litter news front 'Europe, ti n t
nothing of importance. No change in the grain
Cr As ow neighbor of the Globe seems to
think that it is almost treason to say alight against
the Fugitive Slave Law, we will quote tbr his be
nefit an extract front an ancient Law, the binding
force of which many yet acknowledge. - TIM;
law has never been repealed, and is in direct cost=
flirt with the Fugitive Slave Low. It is in these
"Thou Muth not deliver unto the master his ser
vant whiekhas eseaped from his master unto thee.
Ito shall dwell with thee. Even among you in
that place which he shall choose in one, of th)•
gat6ll - where t liketh him best. 'Phon shalt not
oppress him.--DEUT. XXIII. 15, 16.
The Journal has taken ground in favor of the
repeal of the Fugitive Slave Law. We advise the .
editor to invite his brethren, who attended the
West Chester Convention, to visit Huntingdon.—
We promise them all proper attention.—G/ohe.
A cotemporary remarks, !'what a dastardly edi
tor lacks in point of wit or weight of argument, he
makes up by insinuation." It would seem that
this was the ease with our neighbor.' Ile did not
boldly charge us with being an ultra, fanatiCal ab
olitionist; he did nut declare that we were entiable.
of defaming the memory- of the Father of his Coun
try, and that of the beloved and lamented Taylor,.
and of assailing a host of living patriots, with epit
thcts the used foul and degrading. Ile did not
charge us with evenly assailing the Constitution of
our country, and of being eppb,ed to the perpetu
ity °four glorions Union. We ,iy the Globe ed
;tor did not openly charge ns with these sins; but
he done so by insinuation. Fer, thd =Tither; of
the ConVention referred M, called one hivtliren,
were guilty of all and more than we have enumera
ted above. New we would like our neighbor to
point to a line or word ever written or uttered by
ns, which warrants him in charging us with enter
taining any of the intimions sentiments uttered at
the *West Chester Convention. The iminnation
is purely gratuitous,. and shows a disposition on
the part of our neighbor to defame ' us, which we
hardly' supposed lie possesSed.
When we Mentioned last week that in this pa
per we would give the above paragraph from the
Globe our attention, we intended speakingof the
provisions of the Fugitive Slave Law to which we
objected, and our reuse., for so objecting, but hi:-
Mg somewhat indisposed, and not in the meriting
mood, we shall defer doing so until another occa
sion. In conclusion, we will call the ;attention of
our neighbor to some of the operations going on in
his own party. In Illinois, every one of the new
ly elected LOcotbco members of Congress is pledg
ed to the repeal of the Fugitive' Slave Law, and
in Masstichnsetts, the Loeafocos united in 'the
election of members and Senators, with the most
ultra opposeis of that law, for the purpose of de
feating the Whigs. Will the Globe say that its
party in Illinois and Massachusetts are opposed to
the Union, and the libellers of the dead and living
patriots of our country?
A Silly Opinion.
Judge Parsons, of Philadelphia, in a recent con
tested election case, declared it as his opinion that
the low does not require that every judge of elec
tion shall be able to rend and write ; that there are
hundreds of election officers in Pennsylvania who
can do neither; and that if the judge of an elec
tion can't sign his name, he can get somebody to
do it for him, and that will do just as well. On
this silly opinion the Daily sews remarks, that it
can be readily perceived how desirable it might
•be, now that the judges are to be elected by the
people, that there should ho ignorant judges of
elections, who can neither read nor write, in such
districts as Moyamensing or Penn, where Locofo
coism is in the ascendency; but so are at a loss
to know how a judge upon the bench could so far
forget his own self-respect as to express an opin
' ion, which, if carried out practically, could not fail
to undermine our free institutions, and to result in
the most fearful consequences. To adjudge that
it is not necessary for an elective officer to have
the capacity to do the duties which he swears to
perform, would ho making a public mockery of
our 'elections; and yet who will pretend to say
that the man who can neither read nor write inca
pable of doing the duties which an election officer
swears he will perform? The position assumed
by Judge Parsons would be too ridiculonily ab
sord to deserve any notice, did he 'not occupy a
judicial position. Could the man who don neither
read nor write, do any one of the ditties Of an elec
tion officer? Could he tell whether a voter's name
was on the Assessor's list? Could he know whe
ther the clerk had correctly written down the vo
ter's name en the poll list? Could he decide upon
the right of a naturalized citizen's vote open an
examination of his certificate of naturalizatioul—
Could he count off the tickets? Could he, in
short, without being able to read or write, certify
tinder oath . that John Smith had received so ninny
votes for Congress, and John Jones so many for
Prothonotary, and so on ? He could not do so.—
As for the statement of the Judge that there are
hundreds of election officers in the'State who can
not read nor write, we can only say helms dritwn
upon his imagination - for his thetf , . We have ne
ver kpown a 'caSe of the kind in the interior, and
we are quite certain Judge Parsons never did.
Tho result in New York is about as w•o stated'
last week. Hunt's majority for Governor does not
exceed 900. The Whig majority on joint ballot
in the Legislature, is about 40:1
MASHACIIIIMETT9.-411 this State Locofocoism,
Free Suilism and'Abolitionism, entered into a co
alition to defeat the Whigs. For Governor, the
vote stands thus t Briggs, Whig, 56,836; Bout
well, Loco, 35,871; Phillips,.Free Soil, 27,734.
The coalition of Locofocos and Free Boilers have
secured a majority in the State Semite, and some
accounts give them a majority' in the louse. Iu
many districts there is no choice.
The Whigs have elected three members of Con
gress. nom° Mann, (F. S.) has been elected in
the eighth district over both Whig and Loeofoco
candidates. Mann was elected to the last Con
gress by the Whigs, but was thrown Oat Outline
nominating Convention. In the balance of the
districts there is no choice. In Massachusetts, a
candidate to beelectett, must have a majority over
all others running 'for the same office, which ac
counts for tilihires in a choice. '
Ross, Loco, is elected Governor by 15 majority.
Riddle, Loco, kelucted to Congress by 200 mai.
The Locos have &majority in the Legislature.—
The temperance vote in. Nett' Castle county was
300, which caused the Whig defeat.
Cr The “Duily News. will hoteafter be pith
lished by Joseph R. Flanigen. ' J. P. Sanderson,
Esq., has been retained as editor, and will devote
all his attention to the editorial department.
IW Arkansas promises to Le one of the richest
mining States iu the Union. Silver is found in
almost a pure state, and lead and iron abound also.
t i r The stemner Georgia, from Clingres, arri
ved nt New York, on Thursday, with $BOO,OOO
worth 01 gold dust. The steamer Cherokee arri6
red on Friday, with $1,400,000.
Election of Judges.
Now, that the proposed atneridment to.the Con
stitution has been adopted by an unprecedented
majority, showing the confidence of the people in
their capacity for selecting the Judges that are to
rule over them, it is proper that the manner of car
rying out this important provision should be agi
tated and well-settled in the minds of all so fiw ns
shall. be necessary to make it work well at the com
nwheement, and thus prove a progressive improve
ment in our system of government. At the next
general election all the Judges of the State have to
be elected ;. and every brunch of the Judiciary thus
v 110,1), supercedes the old one in December, 1851.
The Ethianer very truly says :-
I•:very spit in the State, ••iiiitled to vote, ought to
think s of it anxiously ; and e, mimetic,. at once the
serntiny for lit cand idates. For he will perceive
that on him rest, the duty of casting his ballot, in
October next, for five proper persons to compose
the Supreme Court, is well asfor President Judge
1.1 A.,soeiates for his owu comity and district.
To enahle the voter to inquire as to suitable men
and select uandendandingly,lie ought to adopt cer
tain principles toguide Mtn in his choice. To form
a correct judgement of who would suit, the sten
dard rcquired of
.indieial character must be fixed in
'the mind, with which to compare men as they are
thought of, or brought into View as proper candi
And now as to those qualifications fitting a man
for a Judge.: The essenthri rogoisitesare—Fist,
of aII—IIONESTr, mtduubtcd integrity. .Second,
MORAL cot•mtom firmness of mind and purpose;
the capacity to draw just conehtsions uninfluenced
by temporarv:clamor, or thought of self : the men
tal power tofollow truth lead where it may, nird,
strong COAIMON SENSE, that tact or judgement hr
whicrra man of:Well-constituted mind, guides
cionsly his own conduct. Without this faculty no
moo is tit for a great. public agent, and le.t of all
a Judge. The visionary, learned or unlearned, so
far from capacity to guide others, almost needs a
guardian to keep himself from straying.
• These three, then, —honesty, courage, common
sense,—are essentia ls. Destitute or deficient, in
any ono of these, no man is qualified to he a judge
over the rights, liberties, and property of his fellow
The next. though subordinate, are requisites to
make a perfect .ledge; and are three in number
aloe. }int, thorong tenor . TRAINING. Second,
great INDUSTRY. gra, entire SOBRIETY.
The first three are essentiubt, wanting which, no
man need he thought of, except to dismiss him
from thought, as one of thenuuther front whom
choices are to he made.
The last three are requisite, though not abso
lutely essential. A team possessed of the first three
might be a tolerable sailge without thorough
knowledge of the law. lie would, if industrious,
improve and . become in a short time quite compe
tent ; in a few years well versed in legal lore.—
Yet it is a qualification to be sedulously sought for
and obtained it possible.
So, too, a man without very great industry may
get along. But he can scarcely do his duty as a
Judge. And it betokens a carelessness of conse
quences arising therefrom, approaching to dishon
esty, to lack the requisite industry in judicial sta
The negative qualification of sobriety 'need but
be mentioned. Its opposite is a species of insanity
self-imposed. A man sometimes intemperate, niay
possibly be a good judge. But it is a growing,
unseemly vice anywhere, unpardonable on the
bench, and tending to degrade the body and de
prave the mind. A cautions people would avoid
such 'a choice.
Union Meeting in Philadelphia.
It is stated that a great "Union Meeting" is to
be held in Philadelphia shortly, similat'to the One
recently held nt Castle (linden, N. Y. One is di
most forced to exclaim, in contemplating these
.Union meetings, "why all this fuss 1" There is no
..longer of a dissolution; and if we did not know
that the originators of these - meetings hind Coerce
nary ends in view, we should set them clown as a
set of old women, alarmed at a shadow. The fact
'of the matter is, these meetings are gotten up for
the purpose of making enpital, either in polities or
in selling merchandiae. The Union never stood',
more firmly than it does nt the preSent moment.= l
It is true that a few =deeps in the South have
for a number of years been threatening dissolution
on every conceivable occasion, and at length sonic
in the North, almost equally as mad, have shown
a disposition to take. them at their word, and are
found eclMing the insincere cry of dissolution ; but
the men of this class, both North and South, are
entirely too insignificent in numbers and respec
tability to deserve the consideration of a counter
movement; and had attention not been called to
them by the proceedings of those who are ambi
tious to figure in "Union Meetings," it would not
now be known that they had an existence. 'We
trust, therefore, that the old women in men's clo
thing in Philadelphia who contemplate the Union
Meeting, will calm their nervous fears and (halm
themselves in the becoming habiliments of their
sex. It would have bees much more appropriate
and becomming in them had they gone to the IV.,
umu , sßiglits. Cmivention, at Worcester, to consult
and denounce the wrongs endured by [tie feminine
gender, and to devise ways and means for gaining
their proper position in the "ranks of the people."
But we. rather suspect that these Union Meetings
are the legitimate offspring of the Worcester Con
vention, being a step'on the rood of Proigess. = .
Uther old women, in looking at the Unionists,can
now see that all that is necessary to
.give them a
freeman's rights, is to put on a coat, list and
breeches. They can then fight this, nom of straw
this idle creation of a dream—dissolution—as Va
liantly, and pass as fiercely patriotic resolutions,
as their booted sisters at Castle Garden or the
Chinese Museum. Irma, we say, for the women
of 1850.—Lebanon Courier.
Gm,Ewn.—The Beaver Argus in notic
ing the Whig movement in Mich. in Favor of Gcn.
'Scott for the. next Presidency, says.the signs indi
cate that the gallant old Soldier will have a.m .
friends in many other States. Lundy's Lane and
Chippewa, Cerro Gorda and Chcruhusco, would
ho charming watchwords in the next campaign.
Cr The Board of Canal Commissioners of
Pennsylvania are now in this city, and are consid
ering the propriety of u still further reduction of
the tolls. We trust sincerely that they may deter
tnine ou such a step. Pennsylvania eau titford
to carry nierehundize to and front the West, as
cheap as any other State. in thu Union, and a re
duction 'of tolls would no doubt greatly increase
the general trade on the Public
INDIANA.--A proposition is now pending in tin)
Indiana. Constitutional Convention, to prevent the
emigration of free negroes into the State. It is
urged that the laws of Kentucky and other Slave
States tend to drive the negroes into the free States
and that in order to guard Indiana from a "mixed
population," which is called one of the evils of sla 7
very, such a prohibitory law is expedient.
Groans of the Afflicted.
The. Whigs in New York city well nigh made a
clean sweep. The reason, partly, may be gath
ered from the eharactergiven by the N. Y. Herald
of its party managers and candidates. Such a
confession before the election is not to be had from
Locofucu organs; but after it is over they some
times own the trolls, in order to produce a reilirm
fortheir own benefit. The following is from the
Herald of Thursday :
".Burglars, thins es, gamblers, atml stool-pigeons,
rowdies, miserable and corrupt drunk
en vagatamils, pokilists, rout men lit the lowest and
most dangeroutochanucter, *eking front the stews
of• the eity, have lately had all the influence and
pulled the wireantthe ruminations -in . Tatuntany
Ilan. Of course, their candidates to it great ex
tent, partook of the influence which brought about
their nomination. The respertable men of the
democracy-411e taint, mid worth, mid virtue of
the party—who have heretofore assembled in
Tettunany Hell, and who gave it. fame and a mune
throughout the country, have deserted it, in con
sequence of the admission within its sacred halls,
of the worst of characters mot the most infittnotis
men and . eanditlatcs that could he picked up in a
city of this magnitude."
Congress.--The Next Session.
Alluding to the breaking up of Congress, the
Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia In
quirer says :—"As but two months elapse before
the re-assembling, the President and Heads of De
partments will commence almost humediaiely the
preparation of the message and the several reports.
Very little speculation need be indulged as to their
character. They will be essentially and thorough
ly Whig. Of this there can be no doubt. They
will advocate an alteration in the present Tariff,
which will prevent frauds and protect American
labor; an improvement of our rivers and harbors;
a reduction of the present rates of postage, and an
extension of postal facilities. It will remain for
Congress to carry these principles out, and I trnst
the people throughout the country will give such
unmistakeable evidence of their wishes before the
next meeting, as will induce the members to do
justice to them."
Patronize Your • Home Papers.
The Western Magazine, puts forth some good
notions and strong arguments favorable to the
more general support of the local press—its supe
riority over foreign newspapers. It says; "every
pemon would give more for a history of his own,
than of a foreign osuntry. • Vpon the same princi
ple he should prize more highly a record of his
own than a neighboring state and still snore high
ly should he value a record of the events in his
• own than n neighboring county. People entertain
a mistaken notion when they suppose they can se
cure a better tinnily paper from abroad than at
home. Papers intended for a wide circulation do
not contain the news, and the insipid matter that
many of our foreign papers contain, leaves a dead
ly mildew and vitiated taste wherever they go.
The advertisements of a home paper arefitr supe
rior reading matter to the wildly washy,
water, love sick trash that is ofibred to us at such
cheap club rates: And then by patronizing.our
home phpers we know when to shed the sympathi
sing tear with those who have been bereft of a
friend, by reading under the deaths ; and when to
utter the hearty Ha !• ha! ha ! by reading under
the marriages. We say, then, to our western
people patronize your home papers first."
TUE PRESIDENT AND FUGITIVE SLAVE Ls w.—
The Ohio State Journal publishes the Fugitive
Law, dissents from its provision, and adds :
"Some Wigs seem to think it was. the duty of
President Fillmore to' have vetoed the measure,
and arc disposed to blame him for doing it. It
seems to us that such persons forget one of the •
i‘frominent .artieles in the Whig filial. We, as a.
party, have front the first, declaimed
arbitrary use of the one man power. We have
contended that it was only in case of clear infrac
tion of the constitution, or where there was mani
fest haste, and want of due consideration, that the
President would be justified in vetoing a law of
Congress. We still support that doctrine, and
supporting it think the President could not have
justified a veto of, the bill on any ground that
would have been recognized as sufficient by the
Whig party. We have the best reasons for be
lieving that he was opposed to the measure, but
his dniy as the executire officer forbade hint to in
' terfere•with legislation when deliberately pertitrm -
ed, and when it keeps within the limits of the
Constitution.. The resnonsibilities must rest wit
on the majority of Congress."
tfikr]fu. WzasTau would enjoy the following
as much as any mun
A correspondent of a pover (N. N.) paper tells
the story as having occurred in a neighboring town
last Sunday. Ile goes on to say, as usual in the
forenoon Services, our worthy divine; devoted a
portiOn of his prefatory prayer to an invocation of .
prayer %ion our. national councils, and duly re- •
mernbering the spirit 6f the departed President and
our present worthy iueuishent, he commenced up
on 'the cahihot, exelitiniit , r with great fervors
"41,00 Lord, try to bless . baniei It Oster 1"
TIIAXSPOVTATION BOAT LosT.--One of the
boats belonging to Leech & Co's transportion line
ran over the dam at Clark's Ferry, on Friday last,
and, with the cargo, is a total loss. The boat was
attached to the State tow-boat, and while crossing
the river became detached, when it was carried
down by the current so rapidly that all efforts to
save it proved unavailing. The boat was laden
with coffee and soda ash. During the same week
another boat belonging to the same company was
sunk west of the mountains, but the loss sustained
is trifling in comparison with the other.
INIPARTANT SA 1.E.-The Board of Canal Com
missioners, at their meeting in Philadelphia on
Friday last, concluded a sale of the Columbia Rail
Road Bridge over the Schuylkill, together with
the road leading anal the foot of,the inclined plane
into the city, the collector's office and car depot,
for $243,790.. The act that authorizes the sale
stipulates that the proceeds shall ho applied fur
the purpose of repairing the State Road between
Philadelphia and Columbia.
• lir The Lancaster Tribune recommends Thos.
E. Franklin, Esq., of that city, as a suitable, nom
inee for the Supremo Bench. Mr. F. ie a gelato
man of high legal attainments, and justly columned
in his private , relations,
DON'T HOLD STRANON BADIEN.--011C evening
last week, a brakesnuut on the rail-road between
Washington and Baltimore, was asked by a lady
to bold her child fur a moment, while she got elf
the cars. He took it, and the lady disappearedi
having strayed to parts unknown, leaving the in
fant to his tender mereies. It has been properly
taken care of, though it was rather more than he
contracted for when be started ou the trig,
Court of Quarter Sessions.
COM'TD. VS. DAVID TUOMPSON.—DIdidnICIa
for cutting timber trees. Verdict, not guilty, and
county pay costs.
COM'TIL. Y. JOHN AND ANDREW SMITH.—
Indictment for passing counterfeit money. True
Bill. Plea, not guilty. Verdict, not guilty, and
Allen Green, the prosecutor, to pay costs.
COMNII. vs. DAvio TuoNrsoN.—Surety of
the Peace. Defendant bound in tho stun of $lOO
to keep then peat, nod be of good behaviour to
wards 'la,. .11ey for the space of six months.
Co,a"rit. vs. Pnrcil , lE3tratcy.-Indietment
fin• keeping a tippling•itonse. True Bill. Deft.
pleads guilty. Sentenced to pay a Sao of twenty
dollars and costs.
CoM'•ru. vs. Jim. KET.T.T.—lndietment fn•
assault and Iwttery. After calling n jury and pro
ceeding the smite time, ])ef't. plea& guilty, and
:oth wits to the Court. Sentence, that Deft. pay
a fine of 1;1, cotta, and undergo one month's , On-
COMNI. vs. JAMES KELLT.-Indietmcnt Tor
keeping a tippling house. Time 13111'.. Plea, guil
ty. Sentence, to pny rt fine of $25 and costa.
C031'7 . 11. rs. 110111,11 T CORSEY.-Ipdietm cut
for, keeping' it tippling holm. Plea, guilty. Sen
tenced to pay a tine of $2O and costs.,
Cii3erti. vu. Ronixiiiis; CAMPBELL.-Indict
ment for larceny. True Bill. Plea, not guilty.—
Verdict, not guilty.
COlern. vs. Gorrt.tun TnExtEn.—indiet
uncut for keeping a tippling
,Itouse. Plea. guilty,
unit sentenced to pay a lino of $2O and Costs.
eir The Coal Trade of Pennsylvania is in,
memo. The aggregate of tonnage on the three
great lines of improvement—the Rending railroad,
the Schuylkill canal and the Lehigh works—from
January Ist, to October 81st, 1850, amounted to
no less than 2,023,877 tons. All this coal is com
paratively worthless in the mines, hut when dug
out and sent to market, its worth is immensely in
creased. The avails of a single year amount to
many millions of dollars, a very large proportion
of which is paid for labor alone.
at - Never put too much confidence in a man
who does not look you frankly in the face when he
converses with you. Wo always distrust men
who look.aud act as if they were ashamed of them
.selves and everything they do.
TEXAS.-There is a very large majority
of the people of Texas, as far as returns have been
received, in thvor of the Pearce Boundary Line
and the ten millions. Gets. Brook has issued or
ders to all the commanders of this interiormilitary
posts, to pursue and punish such of the savages as
participatea ,a Inuring and' carry Mg orthe daugh
ter of Mr. Thomas, from. San Antonio. The Sass
Antonio Ledger states that the Mexicans Boundary
Commissioners have nearly finished surveying the
road from lialianoia to El Paso.
IN OFFICE AT LART. , -WO sco by the Money
(Tenn.) Intolligotteer, that Gideon J. Pillow, of
Mexican war notoriety, has been elected .Presi
sident of the Durk River .9.loelmeater Navigation
Company.' We congratulate the country on the
advancement of the distinguished "ditch digging"
General. Tho whole people will. rejoice, as with
one voice, at the new honors that are clustering
around the Hero's brow:!
e'The Locoroco majority in Pennsylvania, on
the Congressional vote, is only a little rising of
five thousand. Upwards of 50,000 Whigs did not
vote, and only about 25,000 Locorocos staid at
home. AHI Whig vote is a Whig victory both
in the State and in the United States. How
would it answer to deprive those who neglect this
important duty of a citizen of the privilege of vo
ting i It is a species of negligence that is unpar
donable in a Republic, and a penalty might to be
attached for its non-performance.
THE GREAT is stated that . the Mor
mons have recently discovered whirlpools in the
Salt Lake, which may possibly lead to the discov
ery of some mild for the waters of the Great Ba
sin, in which the Mormons have established their
homes. The basin is some tive hundred miles in
diameter every way, between fear or live thousand
feet above the level of the SCR, shot iri All around
by mountains, with its own system of lakes and
rivers, and having no known connection whatever
with the sea.
RAH-EGAD Act:lDE:cr.—Some men who were
engaged in theowing.stones.down the mountain in
the Narrows about eight miles below Lewistown,
muscatel, accident on Wednesday last to the up
freight train which delayed the passenger trains
east and west to a late hour in the !zight. • Thu
stones were lying on the road at a carve where the
engineer could not see them in time to stop the
train, and theenglne arida freight ear werethrown
off with much violence, causing considerable .lm
age to both, us well as tho road, it is surprising
to us that any one with it fall knowledge that trains
pass up or down every few hours, should bo so
heedless of property and lifo as to leave any ob
struction on the road fur a moment.—Letcistoa•n
01110, 18.50.—1 t is said the present year has been
for Ohio ono of unprecedented prosperity. Not a
single crop has failed, whilothe principal ones will
greatly exceed tliose of former years. The ulwat
harvest, it is estimated, manic, about thirty
millions Oflinshels, being Moen millions more than
usual. Allowing a reasonable amotutt for Mere:is
- cul population of the State, there will bit, it is cal
culated, at least fifteen millions of bushels for ex
portation—about the quantity heretofore export.l
from all the other Stat. put together.
The corn crop is comPuted at not less than fifty
millions of bushels—to be Used in making pork,
fattening cattle, &c., for Eastern and Southern
THE NAVAL "CAT."—We learn that great eiliwts
are now being made at Washington by the super
initiated disciplinarians of the Navy to have the
"cut", (that is, dogging) revived in that depart
ment of the national service. The President op.
poses the movement, as do also nine-tenths of the
freemen of the Union. If the antiquated officers
of the Navy cannot get along without the use of
the odious cut, the Sooner they retire mid, give.
place to younger and abler men, the better.
Astottuding Freak of Nature.
OuTriday last, au pld ladyiaged 81 years, died
at Lawrenceville, of . a disease of the bowels. A
few days prior to her death, it was discovered that
a tumor existed in her abdomen, and on being as
ked whether she was willing to have her body op
cued sifter death, for the purpose of ascertaining
the nature of that tumor, she assented.
Accordingly, immediately after her death, a post
morteat extuninatimi was held, and a hotly sub
stance ofan oval shape was removed. Upon saw
ing through this, it was discovered that the ossified
covering was L* tlitti and illyt within it , was
mined a fully del doped'Nude child ! So krOcibi
fatted was the childiu all parts, that no difficulty
whatever, was.futma iu deciding. tipon its „sea at
tiller, and from flirts afterwards learned, the wom
an must l a va carried that infant for forty years !
The circumstances which su.stain this supposi
tion are these: Her niece, with whom she lived
up to the time of her death, distinctly recollects
flint at one time, her mutt supposed herself to he
nod went so far as to make all the pre
liminary preparations for the expected:little stran
ger; but to the astonishment of all, was never born.
About this time her husband died, and from that
period until her - death, her general health 'Was good.
and she experienced no inconvenience from the'
presence of the supposed. tumor..
'The above statement is one of simple facts.-:-
The-most astonishing part of the: whole story is,.
that a highly respectable physician, assures us that
the child bore signs, of at least, a probable recent
living existence We shall not comment on this
matter, as we understand a full statement of the
circumstances will soon be published.--Piltsburg
EXTRAORDINARY HUMAN erII2II,IHTFE . A. , —Mte.
S. 13. Knox arrived ar Tremont House
with two Walnut children, a boy and a girl, of an
almost extinct race of Central America.
are the moat outre looking objects ever brought to.
this country: but they are "natural humans," not
withstanding that their appearance at the first
glance to rather. against. them. The boy is 32
in dies in height, and weighs 16 pounds: and, in
the opinion of Dr. Gilman Watts, of New York,
is about Id years of ago; .The•girl is 28 inch.; in
height, weighs 14 pounds, strut is supposed , to be•
about 8 years of age. Their heads are not. larger
than a new-born infant's, and they may be al
almost said to bo destitute of foreheads, while
their noses are finely developed, straight and long,
and project at a well. defined • angle. • Their eyes.
aro full, dark' and lustrions..• Their. heads . and
covered with strong dark hair, which deecends
forward nearly to the eyebrows. The face is very
sharp, the• upper lip projecting, and the chin re
making in •a' corresponding' degree. Notwtth--
standing the almost entire - absence of forehead,
there is not' in the profile • view the least mein-
Ifinince to the Simmii tribe. They are Said 'to be
long to the surviving remnant of an ancient order
of priesthood, called Kean., which, by constant
intermartiage within their own caste,' has (lain
died down to a few individuals dithintuive in eeri
me, and imbecile in intellect. Their heads and
faces resemble exactly the figures'on the bas-re
liefs on the temple ruins described in Stevens's
Central America. They are orphans, and at the'
close 'of a war 'between two of the Agtce tribes,.
fell Into the hands of a traveller named Hammond..
They are lively, playful, and affectionate, but
all attemps'to teach them a word of Knglish have
thus fur proved unsuccessful; but 'they oecasionly
titter a few gibberish sounds.—/k4ton Post. '
The Romaucelpt Bobbery ,
In our foreign exchanges we find the following
interesting item, respecting a remarkable, atilt
On the 18th ult., the police of Paris broken/I
gang of desperate villains , whose head quarters.
were in a long street on the south of the Sdinu.
It was a regular hand of thieves anal murderers—..
in niunber—with one captain, tinee lieuten
ants, four sergeants, and eight corporal's ! The
captain moved in fashionable society ander the
name of Baron of Ardennes,,bad a beam iful.mis,
tress who once also moved in high lite, and the
evening that the Nepaulese Princes were at the op
era, that Baron and Isis lioly took a boa next theirs,
tOr the purpose, it is supposed of rubbing them vr
some of their diplomas.. Many is the poor fellow
who has lust Isis purse and perhaps his life„ through
this well-ordered band of nuseresuits. Every.
thing was done in the revisal* brigand •styles.-
They all hail, pluiuy of :nianeyi lived • well—but
are now its jail. • .
Another Congressman Demi,.
GC]. JOHN 11. 11.4.1aIANS0N, one. of slieT7lknre
natives in Congess front the State of Louisiana,
died a few days• ago in• New (Means, whither he
had gone, front his reindence in the Baton Rogue
district, to plaice himself ender the earn of ph)si
lli;ritot,isry.—'l'hc sessimis of all the annual
Conferences of the Alethodist Episcopal Church,
North, 111, r hem held, and the New York Tri
haft gives a recapitulation i.;t . the Statistics of this
and the in:erecting year, from which it appears
there lire 4129 travelling preachers, 5420 local
preachers, and 689,482 Ineinheri,--tieink au in
crease ocer last year of 118 triselling preachers,
226 local prenaers, and 21,867 members.
How They Get Married in Illinois.
Mr. Fleury Wheeler, of Greene Otinntrand Mi
nerva Steely, of M stecrissi st. colds ty, winitett to got
Instilled, bet their friends wstut them to.—
They drovo forty-five miles to Alton in order to
escape this difficulty, but when they got there,
timid that the law sternly required a liwise,
Lich con'd only be had from. the Costisty.llery,
,resisled in smother town.
, - ,Not discouraged,
they engaged a parson and jumped into, a shift;
and were pawed, over to a small bar in the river,
directly opposite to Alton, where shortly sifter
sunrise, in the State of Mo., surrounded by watt:,
entirely isolated from the world .and the "rest of
nun:kind," but in sight of the whole city, they
/solemnly •plighted their , troth.
few.lllilllltog.to the share, where they ss:oft,
coined with cheers by the.assembled people. L.
44- Th o valuation of Massachusetts will cxxcivl
live hundred millions of dollars. The valuation of
Boston is as follows: Beal Estate $1014827,500
valuation of porsoual ofitato $711,252,700 total,
WHITER ANI) BLACKS IM SOUTH VAIHAIN t.-
, Statistics finintled on the tax returns received at
the office of the Comptroller lieperaJ ofrSouth
Carolina, given the white population at MP,3O,
unit the chives at 358,714.