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tunday Morning, May 22, 1451,
THE "HUNTINGDON Joustrat" is published at
the following rates, viz t
If paid in advance, per annmn, $1,73
If paid during the year, 9400
If paid after the expiration of the year, • 2,30
To Clubs of five or more, in advance, • • • 1,30
Tim above Terms will be adhered to in all cases.
No subscription will be taken for a less period than
six months, and no paper will be discontinued un
til all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of
the publisher.
Is our authorized agent In Philadelphia, Now
York and Baltimore, to receive advertisements,
and any persons in those cities wishing to adver
tise in our columns, will please call on him.
the office of the "JOURNAL , ' has
been removed to the room adjoin
ing the store of Wm. H. Peightal,
on Rail Road Street, opposite Wal
lace's Hotel.
ICE CREAM SALOOI,—We would advise all
the lovers of good things to call at the Ice Cream
Saloon of our friend Mr. MARKS, when they feel
like partaking of a dish of Ice Cream as is lee
Cream. In compliance with an invitation from
Mr. MARKS, we stepped in to see him a few even
ings since and we was gratified to find his saloon
furnished in such fine style. His Cream was
most delicious. if you don't feel disposed to be
lieve what we say, just go and try it for your
selves, and, we venture to say, you will agree
with as in pronouncing it excellent.
erAlex. hiliamoy, of Blair county, and John
Garland, of Harrisburg, formerly of New York,
have been appointed aids to His Excellency, Gov.
(7" . TI E WEATHER, for some time, has been
h the heart could desire. The oppressive
hea vhich generally attends a continual sunshine
bas 3en somewhat moderated by an occasional
shower of rain, rendering the atmosphere exceed
ingly pure and pleasant. The forrest is clothed
in its richest and most magnificent garb; the
sparkling rivulets and feathered songsters seem
to have united in a sweet chorus of thanksgiving
and praise to a kind, beneficent God, and the
whole face of nature looks cheerful and gay.
of Managers of this noble undertaking suggest, in
the Washington Republic, that collections be taken
up in its aid throughout the Union, on the ap
proaching anniversary of our national indepen
dence. The occasion is a happy and suitable one
to assist in completing the magnificent work, so
purely national in its character. Tile structure is
now eighty-four feet from the surface; and includ
ing materials, workmanship, necessary offices,
workshops, machinery, etc., has cost 00 far, only,
about $125,000, and the whole cost of the obelisk,
when completed, is estimated at $552,000, which,
it is anticipated, will not fail to be contributed
by the patriotic people of the United States, to an
object so noble, and which is to evince their grati
tude and veneration for the great benefactor of
their country.
Spiritually Inclined
A newspaper will be started in Auburn, N. Y.
shortly to be conducted by the spiritual rappers.
Through their agency we will be advised of the
latest news from the other world. We quote that
portion of the Prospectus which unfolds the de
sign of the spirits.
" Its object is the disclosure of the Truth from
Heaven bringing mankind info open vision of Par•
adieu; open communication with spirits redeem
ed; and proper and progressive understanding of
the Holy Scriptures and of the merits of Jesus
Christ, from whom they originated in inspiration
absolute, and of whom they teach, as the only Sa
viour of a dissevered and bewildered race.
"'rho circle of Apostles and Prophets arc its
conductors from the Interior holding control over
its columns, and permitting no article to find
place therein unless originated, dictated, or ad
mitted by them—they acting under the direction of
the Lord Supreme."
"Editors as is editors" are those—they can
neither be caned nor "called out." That's a "lib
erty of the press" worth having,—We speak for
an exchange—certain.
HORRIBLE Deg-esTßoptur.—As the cars from
the east arrived here a few evenings since, the
cow-catcher, mistaking its calling, caught a dog,
belonging to one of our citizens, and "severely
kilt" the poor animal right on the spot. Judging,
from the infernal howling kept up daring the "wee
ems' hours" for the last few nights, one would
suppose that the whole canine race had joined In
singing the funeral dirge of their departed brother.
We wish the cow-catcher would put an end to
their season of mourning by giving them a pass
port to visit their lamented friend.
air We see that the Montgomery (Ala) Ad
vertiser, the organ of Wm. L. Yancy, the South
ern Rights candidate for Congress, in Ifilliard's
district, Alabama, declares distinctly for Buchanan,
of Pennsylvania, for the Presidency.
The New Dress.
We have, on different occasions, raised our
humble voice in favor of the new style of dress
which has been adopted by some of the ladies in
cur eastern towns and cities; and in introducing
the following notice, from the Auburn Adverti
ser, we take occasion to say again that we hope
some of our fair friends will at once commence
the war upon long dresses, whalebone, coffee
sacks and cotton, by boldly stepping forth arrayed
in this most beautiful and comfortable costume.
Who will be the first amongst the fair daughters
of the Juniata valley to strike for short dresses
and pantaloons ala Turk? The Advertiser says:
"A young lady, a stranger in this city, prome
naded State and Genessee streets, yesterday,
wearing the short dress and towers which have
been so much commented upon by the press of
late. She created a marked sensation among the
lords of creation, the majority of whom, wo hear,
were quite fascinated with her appearance. "Who
is she?" was the very general inquiry, but it seems
that no one was able to answer the question. It
mutters not who she was, or where she came
from, she presented a fine appearance, and should
not be at all modest about exhibiting herself in
the most refined and cultivated society. Her
dress was decidedly rich, and made her appear
more like a celestial being than one confined to
earth. The lady seemed ready for any emergen
cy. If the streets were in bad condition, she was
capable of gliding along without the least incon
venience; if they were dry and dusty, her dress
was not called upon to do the drudgery of a
broom; and if it became necessary for her to quick
en her pace, on account of a threatening storm,
she was ready to put herself in competition with
the most fleet of foot of the opposite sex. We
say, hurrah for the short dross and trousers:"
Reception of the President.
The reception of President Fillmore and his
Cabinet at Philadelphia, on the 12th inst., was
most cordial and enthusiastic. It was not only
a manifestation of that respect which every Amer
ican feels for the chief magistrate of his country,
but a demonstration of love for the man, who, in
the discharge of his various duties, has thrown off
all the prejudices of education and early associa
tions, and shown that he is capable of acting as
the President of the whole American people, and
not of any particular party or State. He has not
only evinced talent of the highest order, and a
mind well stored with that kind of knowledge
which eminently qualifies him for the exalted po-
sition he occupies, but a patriotic zeal in his
watchfulness over the interests and well-being of
the people of the whole country, which should ex
cite feelings of gratitude in every American heart.
In viewing the course of President Fillmore we
cannot but feel proud of the man; for we are all
aware that, coming from the section of country
which he did, he must have had his own peculiar
feelings in reference to the various subjects which
agitated the public mind at the time he was called
to the Presidential chair. But the noble old
low, with a firmness and determination almost
unprecedented, tore every sectional feeling from
his patriotic breast, and, divesting himself of all
prejudice, entered upon the performance of his
ditties not as the President of the North or of the
South, but of the whole American people.
President Fillmore is entitled to the gratitude
of every lover of his country for the truly patriotic
course which he has pursued as President of this
Republic, and we are pleased to notice the unan
imity and enthusiasm exhibited by our people in
doing honor to him as ho passes along the vari
ous routes.
ea-Letters by the Europa brings intelligence
that the entire premises ofthe American Baptist
Mission at Baukok, Siam, were destroyed by fire
on the night of the 4th of January last, including
the dwellings of the Missionaries. The fire ori
ginated in a native house, a few rods distant, and
spread with such rapidity that very few articles
could be saved. The printing office and stock,
the bindery and type foundry, library, and nearly
all the personal effects of the Missionaries were
consumed. The total loss is not less than $lO,-
000, and probably is considerably more. The
Missionaries were received in the residence of
Senor Marcellino do Aranjo Roza, the Portu
guese Consul, and met with much kindness from
Courant states that the election of a Democratic
Governor in that State was owing to the support
ho received from the Freesoil party, and assures
its friends that they need have no apprehension of
the choice of a United States Senator of the same
politics. The Senate of the State, in which the
Whigs have a majority of three members, can
prevent any such result, as the Legislature does
not vote for U. S. Senator in joint meeting, but
by a concurrent vote of the two Houses. The
probability seems to be that there will be no choice
of Senator at the present session.
A Purcosornio EDITOR.—The editor of the
Alabama Argus, published at Demopolis, in Mar
engo, makes merry, after the following fitshion,
over what most folks would consider a serious
"We see the sheriff has advertised the Argus
office for sale during our absence. We hope the
bidders will have a merry time of it. If the sheriff
Can sell it, he will do more than we ever could.—
Like a damp percussion-cap, we think it will fail
to 'go "
On Sunday morning, Messrs. A. P. Boley and
J. H. Mann, conductors on the Pennsylvania
Railroad, discovered, when they arrived at Harris
burg, two Irishmen asleep, seated one on each of
the cross pieces of the brake, on the trucks, under
the car, a distance of only eight inches from the
ground. They must have placed themselves in
that situation at Hollidaysburg, before the cars
started on Saturday evening, and rode the distance
of about 145 miles in that manner, merely to elude
the expense of $4 each, but at the same time pla
cing their lives in momentary jeopardy, seated so
close to the wheels that their backs rubbed the
grease and dust from the axles of both the trucks.
They were so literally covered with dust, that it
was difficult to determine at a glance whether they
were black or white individuals.
than eighty years ago, says the Richmond Repub
lican, the imports of Virginia amounted to $4,085,-
472, and those of New York to $907,200. In 1849
tho imports of Virginia amounted to $241,935,
and the exports in domestic produce $3,383,422;
the imports of New York to $92,567,369, and her
exports $36,738,115. Such facts as these cannot
be too frequently repeated. They are burningly
disgraceful, but if a red hot coal on the back of a
terripin will start him on his travels, it cannot be
applied too soon or too often.
sr All, or nearly all, of the fugitive slaves
residing at Springfield, Massachusetts, have gone
to Canada, many of them within a few days past.
Seven fugitive slaves, says the New Hampshire
Stateman, passed through Concord on Tuesday
for Canada. It adds that this is a common oc
carrence.—Salent Register.
It is pretty evident that the fugitive slaves in
Massachusetts and other Eastern States are them
selves convinced that the fugitive slave law will be
faithfully executed, whatever malcontents in the
South affect to believe in the matter.
err h e folks of Boston are so much delighted
with the result of their Senatorial election, that
they are perpetrating all kinds of fun and wit upon
the occasion. The following is a specimen of the
manner in which even Shakspeare is made to
contribute his mite:
"Now is the Winthrop of our discontent,
Made glorious Sumner."
The Louisville Journal of the sth instant says:
" In our vicinity the apples, pears, plums, peaches,
&c. are entirely killed. The strawberries, such as
had gone out of blossom, and those not yet expan
ded, partially escaped; about one-third of the crop,
we should think, is killed. Raspberries are unin
jured. A large portion of the fruit spurs of the
grape vines were killed. Sufficient, however, re
mains to yield a partial crop, which may be ex
pected to prove of superior quality, from the severe
thinning it has received."
The Frankfort (Ky.) Yoeman says that so hard
a frost and cold a night had not been known since
1834; that the fruit, which promised to be very
abundant in this vicinity and was unusually for
ward is believed to be destroyed, and forward
vegetation of every kind subject to blight by frost
has been killed.
The Nashville Whig says : "Information, not
only from the immediate neighborhood of this city,
but from below, as far as Natchez, give the most
distressing acounts of the fatal elects of the frost
on Thursday night. Fruit, vegetables, evey thing
has been ruined. We have conversed with sever
al gentlemen from the country, and all concur in
the belief that the damage has been universal and
used to pledge themselves, even two hundred
years ago, not to put an enemy into their stomachs
to steal away their brains. In 1626 a pledge was
circulated in London, written by the Rev. Robert
Bolton, who talked, pleaded, and acted against
the vice of intemperance, which was at that time
nearly universal. It is written in the style and
orthography of the time, and though two hnndred
and twenty-five years old, it has an air of strength,
common sense and pertness, really exhilarating.
After detailing the baneful effects of intoxicating
drinks on the system, the writer says:
"frame this daye forward to the mule of my
life I will never pledge any health, nor drink°, a
whole carousal in Glass, Copp, Bowie or any
drinking instrument whatsoever, whosoever it may
be, or fromc whosoever it come, except the nors
sytie or norture do require it."
aged about 45 years of age, named Jane Young,
entered the office of the Athens (Geo.) Banner,
and after inquiring for the editor, and being inform
ed that he was not in, walked up to the publisher,
Mr. Thomas S. Reynolds, and drawing a pistol shot
hint, the ball entering his side and leaving him in a
dangerous condition. On being questioned as to
the motive of her conduct, she replied that she
I had been told that an article had appeared in the
Banner, or in an extra of the Banner, speaking
of her as "a man dressed in woman's clothing go
ing about doing mischief"—that she had been un
able to find it in the paper, although assured by
several friends that it had been published. She
had two pistols and a bowie knife in her posses
The editor thinks, as she came from South
Carolina, that she was made the instrument of
some of his disunion enemies across the State line,
to get him out of the way.
OUR MIND EXACTLY.—AII notices of marriage, I ,
says an exchange paper, where no cake is sent,
will be set up in small type and placed in some
outlandish corner of the page. When a hand
some pcice of cake is sent, it will be placed con
spicuously in large letters; but when gloves or oth
er favors are added, a peice of illustrative poetry
will be given in addition. When, however, the
editor attends the ceremony in propria persona
and kisses the bride, it will have a special notice—
very large type, and the most appropriate poetry
that can be conned from the brain editorial.
who want to do a "brisk" and profitable busi
ness, should seek the columns of the newspapers.
It is the only true way to make quick sales,
which are generally the most profitable—every
body's eyes are turned to the papers for news, ad
vertisements, 8,c., more particularly when there
is money in their pocket to lay out. The man
who is not afraid to advertise his goods is most
apt to sell the best bargains, for he is not too
close to risk a cent to make a dollar. Advertise,
if you want to get and make money.—Cambridge
COUNTRY PAYERB.—We wish all who are in
the habit of taking city papers in prference to
those published in their own county, to read
what Sartain's Magazine says about country
papers :
" In nothing has there been a more marked
change within the last ten years, than in the ele
vation in the character of the country press.—
Since the general establishment of the telegraph,
they are enabled to anticipate the great city papers
in the early publication of the latest news through
the interior; and with the increased importance
which this gives to their issues, they have acquir
ed a corresponding degree of ener g y and efficiency
in the promotion of all liberal and patriotic un
lluntngdon & Broadtop Railroad.
HUNTINGDON, May 13, 1851.
At a meeting of the Commissioners of the Hun
tingdon and Broad Top Railroad, on motion
Hon. JOHN KERR was elected chairman and JA
COB CRESWELL, Secretary.
A Supplement to the Act incorporating said
Company was read, which shows the charter
granted to said Company to be perpetual.
On motion a Committee of three was appoint
ed for the borough of Huntingdon, borough of
Bedford, and each township through which the
said road may pass :—Whereupon the Chair ap
pointed for Huntingdon borough, John Scott,
Esq., J. Sewell Stewart, Esq., and James Sax
For Walker township—S. S. Wharton, A. L.
States and John B. (Oven.
For Penn township—lsaac Peightal, Jacob
Frank and A. G. Neff.
For Hopewell township—James Entrekin A. J.
Wigton and David Mountain.
For Tod township—Jesse Cook, Charlei Mick
ley and Abednego Edwards.
Liberty township—Jacob Snyder, Geo. Rhodes
and John Cyper.
Broadtop—Aaron W. Evans, Wm. Horton and
John A. Osborn.
Hopewell—John Dasher, John King and James
Piper ofJohn.
West Providence—Jacob Bernd°llar, Joseph
Tate and J. G. Hartley.
Bedford—E. L. Anderson, Wm. S. Daugher
ty and Wm. Taylor.
On motion, the duties of the foregoing Com
mittees shall be to procure releases from land
holders through which the road may pass; and
also, to procure subscription to the capital stock
of said road—and make report to the next meet
ing to be held in this place on the Friday evening
of the first week of next August Court.
Resolution offered by John Williamson, Esq. :
Resolved, That a Rail Road from Huntingdon
to the coal field on Broadtop mountain, in the
counties of Huntingdon and Bedford, is calcula
ted to enhance the value of property in said coun
ties through which it must pass—and more ad
vantageous to the State of Pennsylvania and the
Central Rail Road Company, by the vast amount
of tonago which would thereby be brought on to
the Pennsylvania Canal and Central Road.
Read and adopted.
On motion, Resolved, That the proceedings be
signed by. the officers and published in all the pa
pers in Huntingdon and Bedford counties.
JOHN KERR, President.
Jacon ORESSIVELL, Secretary,
bune says :—" We learn that Mr. H. Underhill,
of Canadaigua, in this State, has invented and ta
ken means to secure a patent for a new printing
press, which is thought to be capable of throwing
off sheets at the rate of 600 per hour, employing
only a man and a boy. It is supposed that one
man alone can work 400 sheets an hour. It has
been examined by several printers, who express
their confidence that it will do as fine work as any
other press now in use. The connections are
extremely simple for the advantages it possesses,
and the whole including roller moulds and all the
necessary appendages for the press, can be profit
ably.constructed for 8400.
Coal and Iron of Pennsylvania.
The present annual yield of the coal mines of.
Pennsylvania is stated at 3,700,000 tons of An
thracite coal to be sent to market in 1851 ; and
2,000,000 tons of Bituminous, domestic and extra,
State consumption. The aggregate value of this
coal at the points of consumption, is estimated at
It is said that the product has been doubled
each successive seven years; and at this rate of
expansion in 1870 the product will be 25,000,000,
England doubles her vast yield of coal in 20
years—her present product being about 40,000,-
The annual product of the furnaces, forges and
rolling mills of Pennsylvania, in 1846, was over
$23,000,000; and although now greatly depress
ed, its present value stated at $28,000,000. The
amount expended by pi irate canal and railroad
companies (exclusive of the State works) to reach
the mining districts of Pennsylvania, has been
The iron manufacture of England doubled its
product from 1836 to 1846, being at the latter
date 2,090,000 of tons; and in 1846 the product
of our own iron works reached 3,600,000 tons.--
When we consider that the manufacture of rail
road iron is in its infancy in the United States,
and that the time must come when this branch of
industry will be incalculably increased—increasing
the consumption of our anthracite and bitumin
ous coal in the process of producing iron—we can
hardly place an estimate, 20 years hence of the
annual value of the mineral product of Pennsyl
vania alone.
vate Telegraphic despatch from New Orleans to a
merchantile house in New York states that ad
vices have been received of the steamer " Gold
Hunter," which left San Francisco on the 22nd
March last for Tehuantepec, to the effect that the
Gold Hunter had violated the maritime laws of
Mexico by lauding her passengers (in number six
ty-five) without the requisite previous permission,
and that the passengers had been imprisoned by the
Mexican authorities, and were confined at the date
of the advises received. No other particulars are
given. Tehuantepec is not a port of entry.
LET.—A day or two since, a lady living on Bid
dle street between Tenth and Eleventh, was en
gaged before her mirror in going through her toil
et exercises, when the glass suddenly receded tti•om
her, as the entire front wall of the building parted
company with its neighbors, and with a tremen
dous crash fell into the street. The lady, in ut
ter astonishment at the suddenness of the motion,
was left standing in dishabille though, singular
enough, entirely uninjured. In consequence of
the recent grading of the street, the earth beneath
the wall had partially removed, and its sudden
giving way was the cause of the accident—St.
Louis Int.
Opening of the Great Exhibition.
On Thursday, the let of May, the great Exhi
bition of the Industry of all Nations in the Crystal
Palace in Hyde Park, was opened, with much cere
mony, by the Queen in State. Thirty thousand
persons were present, and notwithstanding the im
mense multitude, the ceremonies went off without
accident or mishap. Up to the previous evening
the Crystal Palace was a scene of busy life, but
the immense mass of contribution was finally clear
ed away, and the building presented a most mag
nificent appearance.
On Thursday morning the doors were opened
at an early hour, a very strong police force king
on the ground to prevent disorder or confusion.--
The multitude of exibitors and ticket holders be pour in, and without confusion, took the
places assigned to them. By half-past eleven o'-
clock, the multitude was admitted, and then the
doors were closed to visitors until after the visit
of the Queen.
The Royal Commissioners assembled then in
front of the platform in the transcept, which had
been erected for the Queen. At twelve o'clock, a
flourish of trumpets announced the approach of
Her Majesty who entered by the north entrance,
attended by the Royal family, the Prince of Pros-'
sia and other guests from foreign courts. As she
entered an immense choir occupying the north gal
lery of the transcept, sung God Save the Queen,
in which many of the spectators joined. Sir
George Smart superintended this part of the mu
sical services.
The formal ceremonies and delivery ofspecches
took place as announced, and a prayer was then
pronounced by the Archbishop of Canterbury.—
The Hallelujah chorus of Handel's Messiah was
then performed, tinder the direction of Sir Henry
The Royal procession then moved round the
building, Mr. Paxton, the architect, taking the
lead. As the Queen passed, the multitude rose and
received her with cheers. The eight great organs
in the building successively struck up with fine
music as her Majesty passed them. Atter return
ing to the platform the Queen announced the
Exhibition opened, which was communicated to
the public by a flourish of trumpets & a national sa
lute from guns at such a distance as not to endanger
the glass house. The Queen and suite then depar
ted, and the doors were again opened.
Outside of the Crystal Palace the crowd was
immense, and the lines of carriages unpreceden
ted. They were kept in good order by the police.
The Journal of Commerce contains the correspon
dence between Mr. Webster and the Committee
appointed to convey to him the petition of his
friends of N. York city, asking him to address
them; Mr. Webster is " over-whelmed .by this
new proof of regard from the city of New York,"
and although he had "no wish to nppeer in public
for purposes of ceremony or entertainment," feels
no necessity of any occasion to express his senti
ments in regard to public affitirs, he yet cannot
pursuit& himself to say that he may not, at no
distant time, make an effort to comply with the
request of his friends. He tells them that they
will hear from him no change of tone nor any
faltering voice in support of the cause ho has
lately espoused.
Is A
.Doct Pnormax I—A case recently cases
before Judge Sill of Buffalo, involving this ques
tion. One of defendants was ajustice of the peace,
the other made complaint against plaintiff fur
stealing his dog. The justice issued a warrant,
&c., and suit was brought to test the question,
whether a dog can be subject of larceny.
Judge Sill said, "I am inclined to change the
rule which has long prevailed on this subject, for
I cannot sec any good reason fur such a doctrine.—
Dogs have become valuable and almost necessary
domestic animals. They are raised and kept for
purpose of sale and barter, and certainly have an
intrinsic value. The Supreme Court of this dis
trict have held that a dog can be the subject of a
civil action, and I will set the ball in motion by
deciding for the defendants, and hold a dog can
be subject of larceny.
Cr The National Inteligeneer noticing the im
ports and exports of New York for the mouth of
April, makes this significant commentary— , It is
anything but a satisfactory state of affairs, when,
at one port, and in one month, we see importa
tions of foreign merchandise to the extent of
$10,339,883 against the export of domestic and
foreign goods, of $4,947,660 ; leaving a balance
against us at one port, and for one month of $5,-
397,223, of which there has . been paid in specie
$3,482,182, exclusive of stock and other public
securities, which have been sent forward as re
A GREAT TRUTIL—In the long Secession
speech lately delivered by Mr. RISETT, of South
Carolina, we find this undoubted truth which is
as a grain of wheat in a bushel of chaff: " It will
be far easier, indeed, in my opinion, to get out of
the Uuion than to keep oat of it.', So saith Mr.
RHETT, and so we are inclined to think. When
South Carolina comes to taste the luxury of the
decline of her own commercial ports, the emigra
tion of her citizens, and heavy taxes for an inde
pendent Government, she will be as fierce to come
into the Union as she is now to go out of it.—
Richmond Whig.
land Democrat, speaking of the late visit of Mist
Lind to the Buck-eye State, gives the following
A mechanic in Cincinnati made a most beauti
ful trunk and presented it to her. " I accept it,"
she said, " but please call on me to-morrow at 11
colulock." He was punctual to the hour. "What,
Mr. Black, did that trunk cost you." " Tell me,"
said Jenny, " I desire the information, for I wish
to be ahle to say what this beautiful article cost in
Cincinnati." " I believe one hundred dollars,"
answered Mr. Black. After refering to the costly
furniture in the room, and stating that she did
not use it, she asked whether he had any children,
and being answered " one little daughter." "Her
name." He gave it and they separated. The
day after a check was filled up for a handsome
sum, iu the name of the little daughter, and put
into the honest mechanic's hands. This kindness
and consideration mark her life.
Population of Principle Cities.
The leading cities of the United States rate as
follows, under the new census, as to population,
compared with 1840:
New York,
New Orleans,
St. Louis,
Charleston, .
New Raven,
eir Gov. Johnston spent some days in Phil
adelphia last week. We chanced to call at the
United States Hotel on Thursday, and found him
exchanging the compilments of the day with nu
merous callers. He looked well, though a little jad
ed from the labors of the winter. Shortly after we
entered the room, a young farmer from Montgom
ery county, who had never enjoyed the opportuni
ty of seeing so distinguished a person, came in
and inquired if Gov. Johnston was there. We
replied in the affirmative, and pointed him out.—
"Is that GOY. Johnston 1" said he, intently eye
ing him some minutes, calling to• mind the ex
quisite verses of Burns, *Wen after avisit to Lord
Doer, one of which is something like this:
"I watched the symptoms o' the great,
The gentle pride, the Lordly state,
The arrogant assuming ;
• The faint o' pride nae pride had he,
Nor sauce, nor state, that I could see,
More than an honest ploughman."
" Well, said he, " I like to see a man that is
not stack up with a small office." The absence
of all pride of place, in the Governor, is one of the
many traits in his character that renders hint su
popular among the great ma's of the people.
[Register and Examiner, Westchester.
gir The oldest woman in the world is supposed
to be'ond MART BENTON, now residing at Elton,
in the county of Durham, England. :She was
horn on the 12th of February, 1731, and is of
course in her one hundred and twenty-first year.
She is in possession of all her faculties, perfect
memory, hearing, and eyesight. She cooks,
washes, and irons, in the usual family aroentionsi,
threads her needle, and sews without spectacles.
the application of Mn. BARCLAY the British Con
sul at New York, Mayor RINI:MA:SD has appoint
ed officers BOWYER and HOPKINS to proceed to
London, in order to " spot" all the rogues from
this side the Atlantic who may visit the Great
Fair for the purpose of picking John Bull's pocket.
The Earth% Diurnal Revolution,
For the first time, we yesterday had an oppor
tunity of witnessing the testing of the new method
of proving the diurnal revolution of the earth.—
The experiment can he tried at a trifling outlay,
and is certainly one of interest. A gentleman in
this city has suspended an ordinary clock weight
by means of a small wire reaching from the gar
ret ceiling to the entrance of the passage on the
first floor. It is thirty teat in length, and makes
about twenty-one vibrations per minute.. With a
view that it might move with as little friction as
possible, and turn freely in a horizontal direction,
a steel ring with an indentateel inner surface was
provided, on which plays a hardened steel point.
To this the wire of the pendulum was fastened.—
Directly under the weight, and on the floor, is
placed a circle, drawn on paper, divided into de
grees, minutes, and seconds. The pendulum was
started in a straight line, apparently, but, in the
course of two hones, there was a very perceptible
departure from it, for the reason that the earth was
turning round.—Republic.
THE BEST we CAN GET.—The following lin
morous paragraph, from the Aberdeen (Mi.) In
dependant, occurs iu an editorial reviewing Judge
GIIOLSON'S speech at a late secessionists' pro
tracted meeting
" The Judge sneered at the ' best we can get'
policy. Well, we think it is just tho thing. The
Constitution is the best we can get; our Bible is
the best. we cnn gct ; our children are the best we
can get; the Judge is the best we can get; for
lie says ho will not resign; and we do not know o f
any thing that isn't the best wo can get—except
the Judge's speech, for we know that's not the best
we can get.
Wile Pennsylvanian announces that Col.
Bigler will stump the State after his nomination
for Governor by the Loco Convention. At the
last election Gov. Johnston was denounced by the
entire Locofoco party for doing the same thing.
Now, however, it will be all right and proper no
(Er 'Dr. Patterson has resigned his office as Di
rector of the Mint in Philadelpliia. Dr. Goo. N.
Eckert, of Beading, formerly member of Con
gress, and G. W. Caldwell, of the North Carolina
Branch Mint, are the principal candidates for the
vacant post. The salary is $3,500 per annum.
of a new paper to-day placed before us. It is all
snowy white, from the good ground-work on which
it is printed to the able and taking reading mat
ter which adorn its well-filled columns. As its
name indicates, it is devoted to the white men of
the country, a pretty large class of people, but who
for some time past have Seen lost sight of in a
burning zeal for the black men of the country.—
The new paper will push its way through the
world, and to a fortune, there being just such mat
ter in it as will find plenty of friends and multi
tudes of readers.—Xete York Erpress.