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Thursday Morning, Dee, 23, 1852.
A. W. BENEDICT, ESQ., POLITICAL ED.
V. B. PALMER
Ts our authorized agent in Philadelphia, New
York and Boston, to receive advertisements;
and any persons in those cities wishing to adver
tise in our columns, will please call on him.
er We are indebted to the Hon. Andrew
Parker for valuable public documents.
1,000 agents wanted by Robert Sears, to set
valuable hooks. We know of no business that
will yield as good an income with a small capital.
Our friends will not fail to observe that Harri
son & Co., have started a New Store in ?ortstown.
They arc good business men, and withal very
clever fellows, and must succeed. Give them a
A Word to our Patrons,
Our readers will observe that this number of
the "Journal" completes the volume fur 1852.
Whatever may be said of the tone and character
of the matter it contains, the volume is full and
entire as regards numbers. We have not omitted
a single issue, or put our readers off with a half
:beet once during the year. • This is at least some
evidence of our industry and punctuality, and
shows our disposition to fulfil faithfully our en
gagements to the public. We have further shown
oar good intentions to our part• and its friends,
by placing the political department of the paper
under the supervision of an old and experienced
editor. This has been done, too, at a very con
siderable cash cost to us; and should, we humbly
think, entitle us to the confidence and generous
support of the Whigs of the county, for whose
benefit, mainly, we have voluntarily incurred this
extra expense. We shall continue to avail our
self of this valuable silt as long as the interests of
the Whig party shall seem to us to require it; that
is, till experience and study shall have fully arm
ed and equipped us for the political arena, and
our own judgment shall decide that it is safe and
prudent to exchange the retired duties of the
school room for the exciting responsibilities of the
editorial sanctum. Whether our probation shall
he long or short must depend entirely on ourself,
on our aptness to learn and our diligence in im
proving the hours we can snatch from other ne
ressary employments. But on that score We shall
give ourself no uneasiness. We are perfectly sat
isfied with our present position; are entirely will
ing to he a mere "paste and scissors editor" for
some months, or even a year longer. We are
among those who believe that every trade or call
ing requires some special preparation to qualify its
votaries; and that it is more lionorabe to be a res
pectable apprentice, than an ignorant master. We
despise quackery of all kinds, and sincere :y de-'
plore its prevalence in responsible stations. We
shall therefore patiently bide our time, and not
change our present relation to the Journal till it
comes. When it doee come, and the robe edito
rial shall seem to become ua, we shall assume its
responsibilities without hesitation, and discharge
its duties faithfully, fearlessly, and independently.
Entertaining the views• here expressed, we close
the present volume awl enter. upon the publica
tion of the next, with many thanks to our paying
patrons for the favova of , therpast; and - buoyant with
hope for the future: Knowing no clique or fac
tion, fearing no enemies, and acknowledging no
favorites, but regarding all sound Whigs and hon
est men as of one common brotherhood, and
"owing no man aught" but friendship and good
will, we extend to all our beat wishes and the
compliments of the season. J. A. HALL.
WEBSTER AND HAYNE'S SPEECIIRS.-Redding
& Co., Boston, have just issued a neat, mail edi
tion of Wobster's great speech in reply to Hayne,
together with the speech of Gen. Bayne. If our
readers will bear in mind that in Mr. Webster's
published works Mr. Ilayne's speech is omitted,
and that one groat excellence of Webster's speech
is the skillful manner in which he turns all his
enemy's defences, even unto the "ghost of the
murdered coalition," they will no doubt feel anx
ious to secure at once a copy of this pamphlet, in
order that they may preserve, side by side, and
compare, a t leisure, these master-pieces of foren
sic eloquence. The speeches cover 84 quarto pa ,
gest aro clearly printed on good paper; and cost
only 25 cents. Who would deny himself the sat
isfaction of possessing so rich a treasure at so
small an outlay?
A Goon Tunco.--Our friend, W. P. Coulter,
of Harrisburg, is about strarting, in the State
Capitol, a cheap Temperance paper, to be called
the "CRYSTAL FOUNTAIN." He will be
assisted in the editorial department by the Rev.
P. Coombe, of Lancaster, and other distinguished
advocates of the Temperance cause. The design
is warmly recommended to the attention of all
good citizens, by ftre.of the most eminent cler
gymen in Harrisburg anti Lancaster. The first
number of the "Fountain" will appear about the
first of February. Terms in advance, single co
py, $1,00; le copies, $9,00; 50 copies, $lO,OO.
slir The 12th No. of the School Journal is on
our table. Thin number completes the first vol
ume. We are glad to hear that this excellent
work is becoming more generally known and ap
preciated, and that the increase of its patronage
during the year, has placed it on a permanent ba
sin. We can not refrain from once more calling
the attention of Teachers, School Officers, and
parents to the great importance of enCo4rnging
the general circulation of this, or similar publiea--
dons, in every School diArict and family. 'The.
price is only $l,OO to single subscribers, or six
copies for $5,00. Address
.T. H. Burrowos, Ed
itor, Lancaster Pa. Specimen copies can be seen
at this office, or at our school-room.
Happy New Year:
A happy new year, dear patrons, to you all !
The old year Ito, drifted out of sight of land, in
to the ocean of the past. • But a little time ago,
and it was greeted with its general shout of wel
come and jor. It ushered in new hopes, and ex
cited now visions of future happiness and pros.
perity. As ita passing hours have been fading
from our view, our dreams of joy, and wishes for
success, have frequently, we doubt not, been
changed by the stern present, into disappointment
and despair. Still we, hoping, trusting mortals,
untaught by the past, hope and trust on.
! dear readers, many, who like us, turned
coldly from the teaching past, only one short year
ago, have closed their eyes upon the visions of
futrue time, and have opened them upon the truths
of the now of eternity. A happy new year's wish,
made the red current of their lives leap more
warmly back into its cells, in the heart. It was a
heartfelt wish, and Hope said the earnest prayer
should be answered. A messenger from the Spir
it world whispered, the Master bath need of them.
They are with as no more. Look around thy
fireside, is there no vacant scat, that a year ago
was filled 'by some one loved and lost? It may
not be true of all. It might have been true to
all. To you, who hhve escaped, Death may say,
it is your time next.
Some of you say, this is a mournful strain, for
me who would wish his friends a happy new year.
Learn, renders, to look truth and the future frank-
ly and plainly in the thee. You are, and will
ever be, the happier for it. We wish you a hap
py new year; and with the past behind, and the
unceratin future.—uncertain did we say, would
we not more wisely say, the certain future, none
can tell, how near before you. Should we not,
with that wish, hope to drop soma seed of truth,
which may bloom in eternal spring, beyond,the
to-day of life? Could we do so, it would be a
happy new year to you, and us.
A happy new year then, dear friends, and may
its happiness make our time truthful, and peace
ful, and full of gladness and joy, and our eternity,
the enjoyment of that happiness where
"Kings their crowns for harps resign,
Crying as they strike the cords,
Take the Kingdom, it is thine.
King of Kings and Lord of Lords.' "
Talking in his Sleep.
" Hello! my masters, here I come again,
4, To greet you witlr my annual New Year's
sung out our...junior devil, tire other' Morning, as
w•e disturbed his slumbers atimlf past four. What
more he sang. or said, on slut occasion, it becomes
us not to tell, he shall do that hitnself in due time.
But we will state a fact, the fellow has been
courting—not the gals—but the causes—has been
literally living on rhymes fur the last month; and
if lie don't treat the good readers of the Journal
with an Address, "rich, racy, and rare," on New
Year's morning, set its down as poor judges of
What must be Considered Settled.
Since 1828, the American System--internal
improvements nail domestic manufitctures—has
been the pet projects of the Whig party. Henry
'Clay, that gallant lender of' the forces, has ever,
until he went to his final rest, been the peat
champion of these measures. He lived anddied
their earnest advocate and friend. We were one
of the many, who once thought the American
people owed that Statesman a debt, which they
would some day pay, by electing him President.
Our dreams were never realized. In 1844, when
the knowing.ones of all !Artie" ; seemed to consid
er hie success certatn; a trick,---a political dodge
—a swindle, defeated him• The cunning artificer
who shaped the "Ka,se Letter," beat gallant Hen
ry Clay. With his fall, it would now seem, went
down the hopes of the friends of the American
Since 1844, that which was intended only as
the creature of the day, has gradually been mould
ed into the settled creed of our opponents. Free
traders was a name that they then despised, de
nounced, and abjured, but they were so called,
and with the odium of the name they triumphed;
and what they pronounced falsehood, ant: humbug,
has became truth and reality. We were again
among the many, (or few,) who thought the
swindle of 1844 would open the eyes of the peo
ple, and that they would turn upon their deceiv
ers; and again were we destined to be disappoint.
ed. Five grader is a name their leaders now claim,
and boast' of—for with it, they have formed alli
ances which make them seemingly unconquerable.
Since 1848, it is true, that our hopes weresome
what raised. The triumph of old Rough and
Ready, gave promise that the right was, as last,
about to succeed. Death sent his swiftest courier,
and Old Zachary was in the world of Spirits; and
steadily from that hour, have those hopes faded.
The winning trickery of 1844, seems over since to
have proved a chase to farther the positive prin
ciple of that swindle.
The friends of internal Improvements on our
lakes and great Western. tiverk, have slowly, but
surely, been enticed into the ranks of that party,
whose success has been a cheat; and who'have lost
no opportunity, tor many years, to defeat all pro
positions for the improvement of rivers and har
bors Each returning election demonstrates;
that all schemes for the attaimnent of such sec
tional advantages, must be abandoned; and the
question must be considered as settled, that it is
not in accordance with the wishes of a majority
of the people of the United States, that any more
of the funds of the Nation shall be expended in
any efforts to clean out the rivers, and render se
em 'the harbors, on our greats Western inland
seas awl rivers.
The friends of the protective policy,—the ad
vocates•of a Protective Tariff ; have steadily been
dropping off, and going over to their free trade en
emies. Some perhaps, in the hope that if they
ceased to oppose them, perhaps in return, thy
might get some small favor as a reward. Some,
undoubtedly, under the promise that such should
be the ease; and many trusting that if they did
sontetting tb demonstrate, that they no longer
considered the Thrill a party measure, it might
Possibly, with some slight improvement, be let
alone; but others, and many of them too, misled
by some fitful changes in the prices of iron and
grains, have been convinced that the Tariff of
1846 is a better Tariff then that of 1842, without
stopping to inquire whether those changes were
caused by, or in spite of the Tariff of 1846. All
these things are so; and we say of this, as we said
of the other questions, for the present it must be
considered As settled, that the policy of our Nation
and people, is free trade,—and if it is the best
thing that can he done for our laboring classes, to
open our doors and let in the ten cents a day labor
of the paupers and serfs of foreign lands, and let
our mechanics and mannfiteturers learn to live
like them, if they expect to sell their products at
home, we, with others, must submit.
If what we have written above he true, what is
the duty of Whig representatives in our Halls of
Legislation, is it not to treat all the issues con
nected with these two great issues, as settled for
the present, and the Tariff of 1846 as "the Tari.fi"l
and only the Tariff for our country, and while they
love their old undying political truths, still wait
for a more fitting season to press them. Wait
until the fruits of free trade follies are made ap
On Tuesday of next week, our State Legisla•
Lure assembles for its annual session.
The Governor's Message will not he received
in time for our paper of that week, but we shall
endeavor to lay it before our readers at the earli
est possible moment.
We shall make such arrangements as will give
our readers a fill at the condensed report of what
is done during the SesSfoti, at least, of such 'nat
ters as are of general interest, or relate immedi
ately to the portion of the State more immediate
ly around us.
It is Understood that there will ho some mat
ters of weighty importance to the tax-payers, con
sidered this winter.
The Kentucky Senator.
Our readers will remember, that the Hon. Hen.
ry Clay resigned his seat, as Senator of Kentucky,
early in the spring, to take effect on the Ist of
September following. The Legislature of that
State, accepted the resignation, and filled the va
cancy, thus caused, by electing Mr. Dixon for six
years, to he computed from the date when the re
signation was to take effect. Subsequently, and
prior to the Ist of September, Mr. Clay died, and
of course another vacancy existed, which was fill
ed by the appointment of Mr. Meriwether, who
took his seat and served until the Ist of Septem
At the meeting of the present Congress, Mr.
Dixon appeared , with his certificate of election,
and no one appeared fo contest hit right. Still
the spirit of Loeofocoism was rampant in the Sett.
ate, and it undertook to client Dixon out of his
seat, and the State out of her representation.—
Several days were spent discussing the niatteo.
The leaders of Locofocolsm, assuming, that as
Dixon was elected before Clay's death, it was not
aM eiettfon recognized by the Constitution. Al
though there were precedents sustaining the ac
tion of the Legislature, all would not do. They
had the strength of numbers, endeared dint for the
right. Fortunately, for the honor of our country,
and our race, some of the party were not suffi
ciently hardened to act with the lenders, and Mr.
Dixon got his seat. We only allude to the mat
ter to show what that party are willing to do.
Proceedings of the Blair Co.
Pursuant to notice perviously given, a
number of Teachers convened in the Union
Church in Altoona ► on Saturday Nov. 20th
An organization was effected by eppointa
ing Rev. J. McICTINNEY, President, J.
MCDONALD Vice President, and W. Dom
er, Secretary. After a few appropriate
remarks by the President, the minutes of
the two previous meetings were read.
H. W. Plotner, from the committee on
Teaching Orthogrophy and Reading—and
the best Text Books, was then called up
on ; and reported. _ .
The Cht;irman of the Committee on Text
nooks for Arithmetic, Geography, and En
glish Grammer, and the best mode of teach
ing these branches; then read in place, an
encourageing and instructive letter on the
subject, from W. G. Waring Sec'y. of the
Centre so. Teacher's Institute—and after
wards reported on Text Books.
Rev. J. McKinney, Chairman of the
Committee on the higher branches of edu
cation, and the best text books for Acade
mies and Common Schools, then read a ve
ry able report, which on motion was unan
imously adopted. _ _
The - meri;s of some of the different teat
books were then discussed at some length ;
in which discussion the following gentle
men participated, via: Mr. John McDonald,
A. D. Cherry, J. C. Walker, P. A. Green,
C. Hartzell, Jno. Ramey, H. W. Plotner,
H. Elway, D. R. Williams, Mr. Moore,
and others. Wheal on.motion
Resolved, Teat we're/Commend for adop
tion by the directors of the different School
Districts in Blair co: the following text
books, vit: Burrows' State Book of Penna.
F'rost's United States,•Davies' series of Ar
ithmetios, Mitchel's Geography, Kirlthrrm's
English Grammer, and Parker's Natural
On motion of Mr. Moore, F. A. Green
and W. Dopler wore appointed a committee
to investigate the comparative merits of
Cobb's and MoGuffey's Spelling and series
of Reading Books, and report the same at
the next meeting of the association: Rot.
11. Baker was then called on and respond
ed in some appropriate and general remarks
and sonic suggestsons on the best mode of
On motion, Resolved, That the "Penn
sylvania School Journal," as the•organ of
general education, the advocate of improve
ment and reform in our common schools--
and as an auxiliary to the Teacher's labors,
is'entitletl to the encouragement and sup
port of every teacher in our County.
On motion, Rev. J. McKinney, J. Mc-
Donald, F. A. Groen, W. Domcr, and A.
D. Cherry, were appointed to draft a con
stitution and By-laws, for the permanent
organization of the association and report
the same at the next meeting.
On motion, J. McDonald, A. D. Cherry,
and F. A. Green, were appointed a commit..
tee to procure Speakers for the :text meet
On motion, Resolved That we meet again
in the Academy building in Hollidaysburg,
on Friday evening, January ith 1850nd
continue in session over Saturday.
On motion, Mr. John McDonald and F.
A. Green were appointed to deliver addres
ses on the subject of Rdikation on Friday
On motion, Resolved, That the thanks of
this Association are due, and are hereby
most cordially tendered to Rev. J. McKin
ney, for his inportant assistance furnished
us, to Ilev. H. Baker for his encouraging
remarks; and to them both for the friendly
interest they have manifested in the im
provement of our present system of instruc
tion; and to the Editors who have render
ed invaluable srvice by allowing us the
free use of their columns.
On motion, Resolved, That the proceed
ings of this convention be publirhed in the
County papers and in the "Pensylvania
On motion Adjourned.
J. MoKINNEY, Pres't.
J. McDONALD, V. Pres't.
W. Donner, Seo'y,
buring last November, the receipts of
the Central Railroad Corn y were $134,-
535,50. In November, 1851, they were
sBs,os7,9o—showing an increase over
same month last year of $49,377,60. The
total receipts from the first of last Janua
ry to November 30, were $1,691,060,38.
For the corresponding period last year,
s947,3o9,7o—increase $731,750,68, be
ing nearly 79 per cent.
During the year ending last week, $24,-
647,820 in specie have been exported from
New York to various foreign ports.
From the Ist to the 15th of December,
$2,870,000 in gold were deposited in the
Philadelphia Mint. Most of it was bro't
from California by the Illinois, which
reached New York on Sunday the 12th.
A circular from Canton, China, dated
September, gives the figures of the expor
tation of Teas to this country from July
ist to date. There were 5,074,480 pounds
of Green Tea and 1,840 5 686 pounds of
Black. Total 6,4ls,o66—increase over
same time last year, 1,340,216 lbs. Of
the Green, Young flysori is the most used
and Imperial the least. Of Black, Oolong
and Ningyong tho most and Orange Pekoe
The steamship Europa, which sailed for
Liverpool on Wednesday last, took out
$247,000 in specie.
The quantity of gold produced in Aus
tralia exceeds that of California. The
yield per week had been fur several weeks
prior to the first week in September, to
which our accounts date £400,000, or $2,
000,000. The yield of the Melbourne
Mines to the 31st of July had been 53 tons
in weight, $25,312,800; at the Sydney
Mines, $12,500,000; at Adelaides about
ss,ooo,ooo—Total $42,812, 800, of which
but $34,278,000 only had been shipped,
owing to the scarcity of salors to man the
The Williamsport and Elmira Railroad
is to be completed by Jan. 1. 1854, undek a
contract recently made by the Company.
In 1821, but 522 tons of anthracite coal
were sold in Philadelphia, N. York, Ifos .
ton, Providence,Willmington, &c. In
1822, but 242 tons; in 1823, 5867
tons; in 1824, 9764 tons. At present, the
total number of tons carried down by the
Delaware and Hudson Canal, the Lehigh
Canal, the Schuylkill Canal, and the
Reading road, is 5,01.4,000 tons.
The debt of Pittsburg is $1,200,000, ex
clusive of her subscription of $200,000 to
the Pittsburg and Steubenville road, and
$200,000 to the Ohio and Pennsylvania
The annual returns of the Banks of the
United States, as made to January', 1, '5l,
have just been published. The results are
as follows :
Nunmber of Banks, 773
Loans and Discounts, 412,710,815
Real Estate, 19,860,396
Other Investments, 12,398,898
Notes of other Banks, 17,474,843
Specie Funds, 15,889,025
Due to other Banks, 50,659,000
Other Liabilities, 11,760,905
0 — Barnum and Bench have advertised that
they will issue a new weekly paper, called the Il
at elx.cents per copy, the first
number having been adiertised to appear on Sat
urday last the 18th inst. 11'will be of 16 pages,
filled with literary matter Of the highest standard,
and a great number of lutge and handsome engra
vings. They say they intend to make it the best
illustrated newspaper in the world. Their En
gravings are intended to embraee views of Public
Buildings; important Public Ceremonies, Histo
rical Event*, Nmetican and Foreign Battle Fields,
&c., $60,000 have been set apart, to be specially
devoted to the improvement and embellishment of
the paper. The Proprietors are H. B. &A. E.
Beach, with P. T. Barnum, as special partner.—
The prices are as fellows, by mail :
One Copy per volume, $1,50
. Four Copies, " 5,00
Ten " 10,00
Invariably in advance.
Address, Publishers of the Illustrated News,
N. Y. City. The office is 128 Fulton Street.—
The enterprise is a great one, but the publishers
have the energy, enterprise, ability and means to
carry it out successfully.
Splinters and Shavings.
E XPIRINO —the old year.
A ESENT—tIIO political editor.
COMlNG—young eighteen 'fifty three.
fir Snow is very deep in Vermont.
stiir Wellington died worth $10,000,000.
Itarnimnso—numerous pleasure parties.
' Be just, before you are generous.
NEW STONE—A. S. Harrison, & Co., Ports
ON A BUST—the editor of the "Tuscarora lie
gister.—A faet—we have his own word for it..
er The Pittsburg American has presented
the pavements on parts of Penn and Market
Streets, in that city, as a nuisance.
ItionT—see end telegraph offices, in different
parts of the coinitry, are under the care of wo
gir The Allegheny Valley Railroad will lie
Pitt tine er contract from Pittsburg to Kittanning,
in the course of a few weeks.
O No less than twenty three tons of Gold
were lately shipped, in Australia, for England,
in one week!
SOMETHING New—the Spanish Government
has chartered a Company to build Railroads in
▪ The Virginia and Tennesee Railroad was
opened on Wednesday last to Salem-60 miles
63" Next to the possession of the Bible, every
family should secure the regular visit of some
well conducted Newspaper.
• 'The State Legislature convenes next
week. May good sense and patriotism character
ize its proceedings.
eir Gen. Pierre says, "that as the people of
the U. S. have elected him President, ho will
take the responsibility of forming his Cabinet
himself. We hope he will.
Several of our worthy cotemporaries have
been "killed off" during the year—by non-pay
' What is the eleventh commandment.—
Mind your own business and let other people's
cir Farms in the vicinity of the Railroad in
Westmoreland Co., which a few years ago chan
ged hands at $25 an acre, now readily sell for
from 50 to 100 dollars per acre.
Col. David White, of Madison, has clear
ed $150,000 this season in the hog trade, and
his prospects at present are that he will clear
$lOO,OOO more before the season is:over.
POPULAR Marr—hy the recent elections, for
President in the United States, and Emperor in
F ranee, it appears that Franklin Pierce, and
Louis Napoleon, are the most popular men in
their respective nations.
He. trur BUSINESS—sugar boiling, his said,
is the best remedy yet discovered, to restore
consumptives, or ward off that dreadful disease.
er Delay not till to-morrow, what can as well
be done to day.
IMPROVING—the health of Mr. King, the
Vice President elect. lie has resigned his post
as president of the Senate, and David K. Atchi
son, of Mo., has been selected to preside till the
close of the session.
itt J. Ross Snowden and Gov. Bigler, have,
both, so we are told, said that they would not
take a place in Pierce's Cabinet. Surely no lusty
doubts it as they have not been asked and are
not likely to be.
tair There are ninety counties in Texas, every
one of which gave a Locofoco majority 'at the late
Presidential election. Well, we are glad of it.—
We shall begin to suspect the purity of the Whig
party when it becomes popular in that region.
Writing grows a habit, like a woman's
gallantry; there aro women who have had no in
trigue, but few who have had but ono only; so
there are millions of men who have never Writ
ten a book, but tew who have written tint/ titibs—
DEDICATION-our Methodist friends bettica
ted a beautiful New Church Co the service of
God, in Holidaysburg, on Sabbath last, and an
other at Mill Creek on the same day. The cm e
monies, on both occasions, were appropriate and
a- The Board of Education of Jersey City,
have directed the Committee on New Schools, to
provide a public school fur the education of the
colored children of Jersey Clty, and the Commit
tee on Salaries, are directed to engage a suitable
person as Teacher.
tlir What is a man? A thing to waltz with
to flirt with, to take you to the theatre, to laugh
at, to be married to, to pay one's bills, and to
keep one comfortable. We ore sorry to be obli_
ged to say that many young ladles of the present
day consider this a true definition.
ez - Friends are queer things. it is no old
saying that they arc always absent when you
neen them; but as soon us you can do without
them, they swarm about you like bees about a
hogshead of sugar. Lucky are you if misfortune
40138 not convert them into enemies.
RorunucAxisst—the French people have ra
tified the usurpation of Louis Napoleon by a ma
jority of nearly 8,000,000 votes; and "the neph
ew of his uncle," so lately despised for his sup
posed imbecility, now rules and reigns over a
nation of 35,000,000, if not by "the grace of
God," at least by the will his subjects.
tfir A Mr. Whole, of England, has invented a
"candle lamp" which marks the hours as the
candle burns; it can be set to strike at any given
period, to ring an alarm bell, or to fire oft' a per
cussion cap. It is said to' be very simple in con
struction; and will no doubs prove a great con
venience to families, especialliy in a sick room.
Cr Who can describe a Yankee more grahpi
cally than the genius who perpetrated the follow
"Who'd kiss a Queen till he'd raise a blister,
With his arm round her neck and his old felt
Who'd address a King by the title of "Mister,"
And ask hint the price of the throne he sat on.
PROTRACTED Mitwriera---the Baptist congre
gation of this place and vicinity, under the pas
toral care of our excellent friend, Rev. J. 13.
Williams, have just closed a series of very in
teresting and profitable religious meetings.—:
They worship in the Town Hall; but it is hoped
the increasing members and seal of the congre
gation will soon enable them to erect a suitable
building for the purpose.
Receipts and Expenditures of tine
Commonwealth of Penn'a.
Summary of the payment of flu! State. Treasury
from lot December, 1851, to 30th November;
1852. both days inclagir,
1. Public Improvements,
2. Expenses of Government,
3. Military Expenses,
4. Penn'a Volunteers in the late
war with Mexico, 12,973 73
5. Pensions and Gratuities, '12,885 21
6. Charitable Institutions, 76,763 33
7. Penn'a StatejAgricult'l Society, 2,000 00
8. Common Schools, 165,109 63
9. Commis!rs of the Siiik'g Fund, 115,836 3f;
10. Loans, 1,568,355 45
11. Interest on Loans, 2,152,734 44
12. Guarantied Interest, 21,882 96
13. Domestic Creditors,44,64B 83
14. Damages on the Fille Works, 69,942 20
15. Special Commissioners, 13,312 50
16. State Library, 1,000 00
17. Public Buildings and Grounds, 13,594 55
18. House of Refuge, 15,000 00
19.., Penitentiaries, 43,932 50
20. Nicholson lands, 90 Oti
21. Escheats, 575 08
22. Colonial Records,3,B7s 00
23. Amendments to t he Constitution, 208 75
24. Geological Survey, 3,500 00
25. Abatement of State Tax, 32.925 12
26. Turnpike Road Companies, 2,000 00
27, Philadephia Riots, 13 00
28. Mercantile Appraisers, 449 69
29. Counsel Fees and Commissions. 10,893 00
30. Miscellaneous, 5,073 36
Balance in the Treasury Nov. 30,
1852, available, $1,382,611 00
Depreciated Funds in the Trea
Deposite in Bank of the U. States,
unavailable, 280,000 00
*ln this sum the following extraordinary ex
penditures are included, pursuant to appropria•
tiona by the Legislature at the last session, &c.
For Railroad to avoid the Inclined
Planes of the Allegheny Portage
Railroad, $280,310 03
For Western Reservoir, 52,234 83
For North Branch Extention, 549,778 90
for straightening and otherwise
improving the Columbiaand
For rebuilding locks at Northam
bedla], 5,500 00
For repairs to Shamokin Schute, 10,000 00
For night trains on the Allegheny
Summary of Me neeipis at the State Treasury
from the Ist day of Lkebmber, 1851, to the 3Uth
day of November, 1852, both days inclusive.
1. Lands, $40,223 41
2. Auction commissions, 18,525 Oil
3. Auction duties 57,110 76
4. Tax on hank dividends, 146,960 07
5. Tax on corporation stocks, 210,542 30
6. Tax on real & personal estate,' ,359,636 30
7. Tavern licenses, 100,120 11
8. Retailers' licenses, 109,268 67
9. Pedlars' licenses, 2,282 14
10. Brokers' licenses, 4,780 18
11. Millers' licenses, 601 24
12. Theatre, circus and menage
rie licenses, _
13. Distillery an brewery licenses, 2,864 08
14. Billiard room, bowling saloon
and ten-pin alley licenses,
15. Eating liaise, beer house and
restatirent licenses, 7,414 84
16. Patent medicine licenses, 1,005 54
17. Pamphlet laws, 413 19
18. Militia tines, 12,217 93
19. Foreign insurance agencies, 1,688 38
20. Registered tax, 705 85
21. Taxs on writs, wills, deeds, &c. 56,671 74
22. Tax on certain offices, 10,841 87
23. Collateral inheritance tax, 143,141 65
24. Canal and railroad tolls, 1,938,574 43
25. Canal fines, &., 244 72
26. Tax on enrolment of laws, 3,070 00
27. Premiums on charters, 63,408 66
28. Annuity fbr right of way, 10,000 00
29. Loans, 3,154,666 67
30. Premiums on loans, 30,323 13
31. Tax on loans, 118,444 16
32. Interest on loans, 2,757 64
33. Sales of public property, 52,562 50
34. Tax on tonnage and passengers, 21,270 66
95. Dividends from bridge tolls, 419 52
36. Accrued interest, 20,264 13
37. Refunded cash. 3,945 41
38. Escheats, 1,098 98
39. Fees of the public offices, 2,268 21
40. Dickinson Colledge lands, 200 00
41. Miscellaneous, 452 59
Total, 87,718,552 17
Balance in the Treasury, Dee. 1,
1851 available, $543,970 21
Less amount errorneons.
ly credited in the State
Treasury to the Frank
tin Bank of Washing
ton, in the month of
Depreciated funds in the Taeasu
Deposits in Bank of the United
tit Met, unitvilable,
The available balance in the Trcasuary is $l,-
382,611 30—which will pay the February inter
est, and keep our credit up for the next six
months. One feature in the above figures ought
not to escape observation. Of the receipts of the
Treasury, $3,154,666 67 werefrout LAYA NS!—
This explains the secret of the balance in the
Treasury. The money has been borrowed; new
debts have been contracted,—the payment of the
principal and interest on which will be matte by
taxation upon the people! Such is locofoco finan
ciering. Much good may it do the foolish ma
jority whose votes elected Wet. Bigler Governor
of the State.
Abstracts of the Report of the Post
Master General for 1862.
The receipts for the fiscal year, ending
July 1, 1852, were $7,950,944, which in-
eludes $1,024,972 of balance on hand in
July last. The expenditures were for all
sources, $7,007,549. The excess of expen
ditures of all kinds over revenue, for the
year 1852, exclusive of balance existing on
July 1, 1851, and amount drawn from the
Treasury, was $1,923,932 20. The post
age account with G. Britain gives the fol
lowing as due that government :
Third quarter of 1851, $16,210 00
Fourth u « 20,57815*'
First quarter of 1852, 40,608 48
Second i 4 23,000 00
The mails received nal sent between the
British Provinces and the United States
Mails received unpaid,
I)Xaila received paid,