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Wednesady Morning, April 20, 1853.
S. L. GLASGOW, Editor.
WHIG STATE TICKET:
FOR CANAL COMMMIDNER,
Moses Pownall, of L o u county
FOR SURVEYOR GENERAL,
Christian Myers, of Clarion count•
FOR AUDITOR GENFIRAL.
Alexander K. McClure, of Franklin co.
Agents for the Journal.
The following persons wo have appointed Agents
for the HUNTINGDON JOURNAL, who arc author
ized to receive and receipt for money paid on sub
scription, and to take the names of new subscri
bers at nor published prices.
We do this for the convenience of our subscri
bers living ate distance front Huntingdon.
JOHN W. THOMPSON, Esq., Hollidayshurg,
SAMUEL COEN, East Barren,
Geonoa W. CORNELIUS, Shirley township,
JAMES E. GLASGOW. Clay township,
DANIEL. TEAGUE, Esq., Cromwell township.
Dr. J. P. ASIICOM, Penn township,
Dr. H. L. BROWN. COOS township,
J. WAREHAM MATTERN, Franklin township,
SAMUEL STEFFET, Jackson township,
ROBERT M'BURNET, "
COI; JNO. C. WATSON. Brady township,
Mounts BROWN, Springfield township.
WM. HUTCHINSON, Esq.. Win riorsmark tp.
We will make appointments fur the other town
ships probably in our next issue.
Ir Hon. S. A. Douglas of the U. S.
Senate; Col. R. A. M'Murtrie of the State
Senate; Col. S. S. Wharton, J. L. •Gwiu
and A. M'Connell, Emirs., of the Lower
House, have our thanks for continued pub
[o=' The communication of our corres
pondent at Cassville shall appear as soon
as we can make room for that kind of mat-
Our friend, David Gwin, sou of Judge
Gwiu, has opened a very splendid assort
ment of new and fashionable Spring and
Summer goods, in the corner room of his
father's private residence. See his adver
tisement in in this week's issue. Hr. G.
is a young man who possesses excellent
business qualities and is truly a Republi
can in feeling. If he dons not succeui in
the mercantile business, it will not be
cause ho is not a clever fellow and does
not sell at very low prices. Call and ex
amine his goods and you will diseocer what
we have said is emphatically true.
Eliel Smith, Esq., advertises his farm
for sale in this week's issue. He wishes
to move to the west and wouldlike to sell.
No have uo doubt a bargain can be ob
tained in the purchase of it. The farm is
a good one and has a desirable locality.
rarely equalled —never excelled. While
Reportof Samuel W. Malin, Esq., they bore the merit of being prompt and
Broadtop Railroad, &c.
accurate, they were free from the imputa-
Our readers will find on the editorial tion of reciting by rote merely, as is too
page of this week's issue, the elaborate Re- often the case; for, while the book was
port of Samuel W. Mifflin, Esq., P r i n cip a let.u?rall e y n a c d o he o r f e c d or to re w et i n tl correctness,
eol i nm t
a en- t
Engineer, employed by the Directors'
to u bi
s was frequently expressed nearly in '
survey and locate the Broad Top Railroad. the pupil's own words. Thus chewing, that
The speediness with which Mr. Mifflin has principles were imbeded in their minds so
executed his labors thus far, the general as to be familiar to them. The composi
satisfaction which seems to prevail in re- tions of the young ladies were excellent
gard to them, and the Report of the same throughout; and many of them would have
done honor to an institution of the first or
now before us, arc only additional eviden- dor. Where all deserve so well it is diffi
cies of the ability for which he has long cult to particularize; but it is hoped it will
been distinguished as an Engineer, and as not be considered any disparagement to
a man of indomitable energy and untiring others, to say, that Miss HOLLIDAY, pre
industry. It ih unnecessary for us' to say sented Aims on the subject of Intemper.
any thing in regard to the Report for our once, which, if adhered to more generally
readers have it to.peruse for themselves.— by young ladies, might have a strong in-
We canronly assure them that whatever is fluence its restraining young mon from that
in it can• be relied' on as a correct state- abominable vice, which so greatly prevails
ment of facts naldb.from personal exami- at this day. Miss WILSON'S composition
nation: on the "Improvement of the Mind," show-
According to the• information we have ed that she sets a right estimate on the
received from sonic of the Directors, there 1 noblest part of 'the noblest work of God..'
is now sufficient stock subscribed to grade • and that she understands the use of her
the read, and if there• is any impression OWII mind. The composition on 'Parting,'
abroad, no matter from what source it ori- b y Miss DoasEv, was beautiful and touch
ginated; that the building of the Broadtop ' ing, and evinced the finest feeling; and so
Railroad was merely a picture of the inn- of others which I have not space' to enu
gination, without any possible tangible ex- merate. Tho music, also, deserveTpartic
'Stance; it is certainly without any founda- ular notice. The singing was of the finest
don. That the road will 'be built and that , kind, with a piano accompaniment bp" Miss
the- whistling of engines• will be heard iQ . J. M Sm intsoN, the accomplished in.
among. the coal peaks er the Broadtop i struetress. The whole was concluded by
Mountains,• therats. now no room for the a very short, but exceedingly appropriate
least shadow of ir.,ionbt; Ail that will be and pointed address, by Rev. J. CAMP
required on the parrot' the friends of the BELL, Principal. By reference to the ad
undertaking and others voiles°• interests its vertiseinent in another column of your pa
construction may favorably. affect, to in- per, it will be seen that the terms of this
sure its final completion and ' consequently institution are quite low, offering induce
a full realization of their cherished hopes, ments seldom equalled by institutions of a
will be a faithful adherence. to their.pres- similar kind. The progress and ppticien
antpurpose. cy of the pupils for the term which has
Tile Engineers aro mom locating,: thO
road, and about the first of June ensuing
there will be a letting of the , same. Its
exact terminus at the Borough of Ilunting-•
don is not yet known, as that will: 41epend
very much on the inducements offered by
those individuals owning the ground where
it way likely terminate. Eastern capital
ists and others who have money, aro cer
tainly standing in their own light by not
investing it in this Broadt4 project.—
The coal mines of Broadtop, it has been
ascertained by skillful Geologists, will be
inexhaustible, and the coal being of a sit - -
perior quality, there cannot be any doubt
of the safety and wisdom of any invest
ment made to secure or open up the same,
if the demand for coal in market should
never increase; but from present indica
tions, judging from the spirit of improve
ment abroad in regard to railroads and
other projects, that demand must evidently
increase, and consequently be that much
more nriteriii a lvantage to those immedi
9=" The /ocofocos are still crying Gal
phanism against the Whigs, to pull wool
over the peoples' eyes whilst they are en
gaged in robbing the National Treasury.
Many of them already Have their arms up
to their shoulders, in Uncle Sam's coffers,
whilst thousands of others are prowline
around like hungry wolves, ready to grab
every penny that may chance to fall at
their feet. They forget, or would have
the people forget, that the principal of
this very Galphin claim, about which they
have made so much noise and shamefully
and dishonestly abused the Whig party,
was authorised by a locofoco Congress, and
paid by the Polk .4dministration. If
they can't be altogether honest, they ought
to try to have ut least the semblance of
honesty, so that they might be regarded as
respectable American citizens.
Tho ears have again changed their
time of running, and for general informa
tion and the convenience of those in the
county, living away from the Pa. Railroad,
wo insert the following from the last
Schedule of time, which will appear but
once in the Journal. The trains will
stop at every regular station.
Passenger trains going Westward.
Mount Union, 6 o'clock, P. M.
8 " 22 min. A. M.
Mill Creek, 6 " is " P. M.
8 " 40 " A.M.
Huntingdon, R " 33 " P. M.
$ " 55 " A. Al.
Pntersburg, 6 " 50 " P. m.
9 " 12 " A. M.
Spruce Creek, 7 " 05 " P. 51.
ti 9 't 27 " A. M.
Passenger trains going Eastward.
Spruce Creek, 7 o'clock 55 min. A. M.
7 64 53 P. M.
Petersburg, 8 " 10 " A. M.
8 " 08 " M,
fluniingdon, 8 30 " A. M.
" 8 " 27 " P. M•
Mill Creek, 8 " 43 " A. M ,
<4 64 8 " 40 " P. M,
Mount Union, 9 " 01 " A. 51 ,
8 59 o 1) . m,
The Public Examination of the
Shirleysburg Female Seminary.
)In. Enrrort--By giving the following
article an early insertion in your valuable
paper, you will confer a favor on many of
your friends. This institution, like most
other great and good institutions, has had
to struggle with many difficulties in its in
fancy. But under the auspices of its pres
ent worthy principal, it is rapidly overcom
ing them all. The public examination of
the pupils, which took place on the 7th
and Bth April inst.., avas an occasion truly
pleasureable and interesting. The S•citirtg
ladies acquited themselves and their ideal
ors. All the questions on the various
studies in which they were examined, were
answered with an accuracy and promptness
Itist now clos'ed, was sufficient to convince
any one, that the advantages enjoyed here
arc .equal to those of the most celebrated
instiauticme,• if the same length of time
were given.. • A SPECTATOR.
Shirleysbnrg, Atm oth 1853.
try - - Graham's Miigasine, for May, has
reached us, and is, as usual, a most excel
lent number. We regard this publication
one of the best of the kind-known to the
Engineers/ Report 'on the Survey
of the Huntingdon & Broad Top
In pretterkting you with my first report, I
I must beg leave to refer to a survey made •
by myself four Yen t rii age, under the auspi
ces of several 01'106 - Men of this viebity.---,
A line was carried from the West end of
• Huntingdon, up what is called Little Vitt
ley, to the bead of Sink's Run, down Sink's
Run to the Raystown Branch of the Juni
ata, across and down said Branch, to the
mouth of Shoup's Run, and thence by
Shoup's Run to the Crawford Mine. This
line was twenty-nine miles long. The val
ley through which it ran' is crossed by nu
merous streams, separated by heavy sum
mits, and profile was altogether a rougher
one, than a casual inspection of the ground
would lead us to suspect.
Another line was then carried back from
Crawford's bank, through the Valley, ly
ing between Broad Top and Terrace Moun
tains, to the mouth of Tutman's Run, and
thence by the valley of James Creek, to
intersect the first line at Brumbaugh's.—
This line proved but twenty-four miles in
length, but was disfigured by an immense
Tunnel, between the head waters of Shoup's
and Tatnian's Run, the expense of which,
overbalanced the advantages gained, by
shortening the distance. To avoid this ex
pensive tunnel, and at the same time to
obtain the advantage of a direct route, a
line was suggested passing outside of Ter
race Mountain, along the valley of the
Raystown Branch, to a junction with the
second line, at the month of Tutman's Run.
Calculation showed that a grade of fifty
feet per mile, would be sufficient, for a de
scent from the mines, to the crossing of the
branch, and it was believed that the grade
would be sufficient to carry us over the
numerous ridges, which fill up the loops of
the Juniata, and under the margin of the
stream, impracticable by reason of its
It was to this route, that my attention
was first directed, upon the organization of i
the Corps, in January last, but after two I
weeks careful examination theline was
abandoned, the fifty feet proving ibsuflicient
for surmounting the ridges above referred
to, and the winding caused by this circum
stance, increased the length of our line to
twenty-seven miles. Nothing then remain
ed, but to retur; to the valley route, and
endeavor to find some means of avoiding
the objectionable summits mentioned above.
A valley which we have named .Middle
Valley, lying between Little Valley, and
the Raystown Branch, was examined, but
although its summits were few, they were
altogether too high to be passed, without
extensive tunnelling. A third, called for
distinction sake, Narrow Valley; and sep
arated from Little Valley by a very nar
row Ridge, called Backbone, was next ex
amined, and here our search was to a great
degree successful, although not practicable'
throughout its entire length, it neverthe
less affords an opportunity of avoiding some
of the worst features of Little Valley.
The obnoxious summits are reduced to
three, and the height and length of the
bridges, across the streams, considerably
abridged. After connecting this survey with
that made along the mountain, the line was
extended to Hopewell and Sandy Run.—
The time consumed in these surveys was,
60 days, and the number of miles examined'
amounts to 65, which, considering We'
small number employed, and the fact that
only three of the whole number had ever
seen service before, is very creditable to'
A map and profile of the route aboVe
scribed, has been prepared for the hispec-'
tion of the Board, and an estimate of. the
cost of gradiiig the entire length, to Elope=
well, and a blanch of four miles in length,
from Stoherstown to Crawford's Bank on"
Shoup's Run. It will not be necessary to'
describe in detail, the first twenty miles;
from Huntingdon, to the head of Sink's'
Ruu, but the character of the next Divioion'
deserves a special notice. From the head
'of Sink's Run, to the Raystown 'Branch at'l
Stonerstown, there is a fall of 180 feet in
21 mi es. For reii§ons hereafter to be giv
en, it is necessary td confine the grade to
20 feet per mile, or'' 58 feet in the whole
distance, leaving an'Oxcess of 130 feet ele
vation, to be overcome by excavation 40
feet deep, at the summit, and of considera-1
ble extent, and the election of a Bridge 90
feet above the bottom pf. thp:streatn, and
500 feet in length. This Bridge and the
embankment at its eastern terminus, (whiph
I propose filling up by means of a dirt
train, and a temporary track of trestle work)
is the only really heavy job of grading in
the whole lino.
After passing Stonerstown, tho Line
vides at the and of 24 miles from Hunting
don, the northern branch following the:
right bank of Putt's Run to the head% then
crossing the summit with a moderate cut
ting, it takes the left bank of Shoup's
Run, and on entering Shoups Gap encoun
ters a deep cutting through a ridge, which
we have named Carburry's Peninsula.—
This out is 40 feet deep, but of very limit
ed extent. It is composed of rock, andl
opens immediately upon Shoup's Run,which
will be crossed by a Bridge 20 foot high,
for which; the rook cut, furnishes good ma
terial. The grades of the main line, can
bo carried a short distance, beyond the
bridge to' Donaldson's Sawmill 26 miles,
from Huniihtgdon, Hero we strike the bot
tom of the 'valley, which presents an even
surface perfectly level transversely, but
rising rapidly. in the direction of the mines.
Following this surface,onr grade is doubled
in effect, and the power of a Locomotive
reduced one half, but as the stream divi
des at this point, •and both branches pre
sent facilities for mining, no better place,
for a division of • thelrams, could be cher
sen. The distance by this line, to Craw- I mile cannot be settled. With this single
ford's Bank will be 28 miles, from Hunt- exception,l would recommend that the en
ingdon. tire line aove estimated be advertised for
Returning to the Junction, and follow- contract on the first of June, a period turf
ing the the Hopewell Branch the 25th ficiently remote for a final location.
mile exhibits a rough profile, across the S. W. MIFFLIN, Engineer.
Ople summits of School House Ridge, and Huntingdon, April' 13th, 1853.
Xed Cliff It is believed that considers
b.Te improvement may lie made in this pro- ARRIVAL OF THE AMERICA.
file, by. the 'actual location,. especially at HALIFAX, N. S., April 13.—The steam-
Red Cliff, but the estimate is returned, in ship America, from Liverpool, with Euro- ,
laccordance With 6k/wale, that `if any- peen dates to the 2d inst., arrived here ail
thing can be saved, it may bO ap:pried yb 8 o'clock, this evening, with 98 passengers. I,
reducing the currature of Clark's Ridge I The steamship Pacific, from New-York,
on the 26th mile. The profile at this arrived at Liverpool, at 9 o'clock on the
point exhibits the outline of a semicircle of evening of the 30th ult.
630 feet radius, having 50 feet cutting in I The City of Manchester sailed on the
the middle, and 40 feet embankment at 30th ult., with 147 passengers for Phil's.
the ends. If we estimate, at the usual The steamer Great Britain arrived at
rate, the value of the distance and the cur- Liverpool on the 2d fron Australia.
rature that might be saved by passing , ENOLAND.—Another election riot has
straight through, the actual cost will prob- °mired at Blackburn.
ably justify a tunnel at this spot.. After I Strike movemOnte ate taking place among
passing Clarke's Ridge, the ground be- the railway operativeh at Liverpool, Glas
comes very favorable, neither excavation gow, Manchester and other parts of the
nor embankment of great extent are en- country.
countered. The line crosses Six Mile Run I Sixty-four ships ate up at Liverpool for
at a moderate elevation and in sight of the Australia.
Riddlesburg Bank, and terminates on the SCOTLAND.—Arrangements have been
bank of Sandy Run, above Hopewell. completed for giving Mrs. Stowe a ptlblic
The whole distance from Huntingdon to reception at Glasgow.
the Riddlesburg Bank will be 29 miles, FItANCE.—The French budget for 1554
and to Hopewell Furnace 31 miles. I has been much reduced.
It will be superfluous in me to indite a A deputation of London Merchants preA
panegyric on the coal mines of Bread Top,' sented an address to the Emperor, express
their great extent, their unrivalled excel- ing friendly feelings towards France. The
lence, and the facilities for mining and Emperor made a very conciliatory reply.
draining which everywhere exist, are too I The next day the Emperor received a
well known to the Directors and the great deputation from the English Atlantic and
body of the Stockholders,
to require a la- Pacific Junction Company. The Ambas
berious encomium. It is best to take all seders of Peru and Grenada accompanied
these facts as established, and proceed tothe deputation, and in reply to the address
count the cost of transportation. made by the deputation, the Emperor
It is difficult to findreliable data, upon
which to base an estimate of cost generally.
Much that is published on this subject is
erroneous, and it is not always practicable
to distinguish between the false and true.
in regard to coal, however, one unques.
tionablo source of information exists in the
ten years experience of the Reading Rail
Road, whose triumphant SUCCOSS, over the
most formidable obstacles, has fully estab-1
lished the fitness of Rail Roads for Coal
transportation. From a mass of documents
kindly furnished me by the Engineer of
that road, I have computed the following
data. A first class Locomotive weighing
20 to 22 tons, is able to draw 400 tons of
Coal on a level and straight 'road, at the
rate of 12 miles per hour. .
The cost of transportation under these
conditions is equal to one-third of a cent
perlson per mile. The loss of power from
adverse gradients, is equal to 50 per cent.
upon the four-tenths of a foot in every
hundred feet, or twenty-one feet per mile,
and in this proportion very nearly for ev
ery other gradient. To produce an equal
loss of power by currature, would require
a deflection of 21 degrees, in every hundred
feet, an amount never resorted to in prac
tice, except nn turnouts and crossings.
hr salt of our surveys shows that the
ie rest. .urveys snow.
greatest part of the proposed line can be
economically graded by using tho maxim
um of four-tenths of a foot per hundred
feet for adverse grades, and hence it has
been deemed expedient, to resort to con
siderable expense in those few cases,
where the inequality of the surface requir
As an equivalent grade to this, in the armed peasantry have occured in Switzer.
opposite direction, when the engine will land,but they were put down by the military,
only have to draw the weight of the empty GERMANY.—An insurrection was to have
cars, the proportion of one foot per hun- taken place in Posen on the sth of April,
dred has been adopted as giving ample play o but the affair was discovered by the Police,
to the powers of the engine and being well who ascertained that the head quarters of
ddapted to the surface over which it will the conspirators was in London.
pass. The American lady arrested recently at
It is not worth while to go into a minute Heidelberg, for having republican papers
examination of the curves and gradients on in her possession, and thereby being taken
the proposed line, which as yet extist onlyl as an agent for the Revolutionary 'commit.
on paper, and may be considerably modi- I tee, has been condemned to six weeks Un
did in the progress of location. It will be prisonment at Mushroom.
sufficient to state, that ample room exists I PRUSSIA.—A conspiracy was discovered
for such an arrangement. as will prevent at Berlin, on the 29th of Match, and 20
dfilY a resistance equivalent to four-tenths arrests were made. Some eighty houses
per hundred feet on straight lines, and were also searched, and arms and amtunni
hence the power of our engines may be tion found.
safety set down, as equal to the carriage AusTato.—The Austrian troops contin
of 200 tons of Coal at every trip. ue to make arrests of Hungarians.
Taking the above data, and making all Eighty political refugees have been ship
reasonable allowance u r the superior pod on board the steamer Giovanni at Ge
eaonomy which operations so large as these noa. Their destination being America.
°Ville Reading Rail Road necessarily pro- Russio.—A disastrous fire has occurred';
side, we may set down the cost of trans- at Cronstadt, when all the principal timber
porting coal from Crawford's or Riddle's, wharves were burned, involving a loth of
to time canal at Huntingdon at 25 cents 600,000 rubles.
pot. ton. Russia produce, amounting to 100,000
charge of 50 cents per ton which rubles, has been burned by a tire at Nerve.
would be in proportion to the charges of I Poustr.—Radetzky publishes a procla
the-Coal Road would leave the company a • motion, announcing an amnesty to all con
prat of 25 cents per ton. corned in the recent troubles.
Two locomotives making nine trips each Pattsto.—A rumor was in circulation on
pet' 'wdek, would deliver at Huntingdon, the Paris Bourse that Persia had broken off
one hundred and eighty-seven thousand her diplomatic intercourse with England.
tons 'of Coal in the course of a year, yield- Moaocco.—The Emperor of Morocco is
ing a 'revenue cf forty-six thousand eight reported to be dying.
hundred dollars. TURKEY.—Conferences continued at the
Thithvould be equivalent to six per cent last accounts from Constantinople concern
interest on a capital of seven hundred and ing the holy plaees.
eighty thousand dollars, a sum. much more The agreement in relation to the new
than sufficient to equip the road and put it bank to be established at Constantinople
in active operation. has been signed by the Governor. English
I haVe said nothing about the general Capitalists are to furnish the bulk of the
trade of the road, because in the short time capital.
that I have been employed, I have been too ; The ultimatum of Prussia to the Porto
closely occupied by 'the organization of an had not been presented up to the 15th of
undisciplined corps, to find time to collect March.
the necessary statistics, and Ido not wish AUSTRALIA.- Port Philip dates to Jan
to deal in conjectures. nary sth have been received. Affairs at
In my report on the final location of the the digging and trade generally was brisk.
line, I 'hope to be able to present this sub-1 Flour was selling at Port Philip at £25
jest in satisfactory light. I per barrel.
The selection of a Depot, and point of ,
connection' with the Canal and Pennsylva- I g" The U. S. Senate adjourned on last
nia Rail Road, are among the earliest re- Monday a week. One of their last acts
quiremente of the road. Until this point was the confirmation of James Buchanan
is determined, the location of the first half to the Court of St James, England.
promised to give the undertaking his coun
The Legislatiff corps assembled at Paris
on the 30th ult.
M. Delareur, the French Minister to Con
stantirmple, has sailed from Marseilles.
The Sladiais are expected to reach Paris
on the 7th, to meet a deputation from the
London Bible Society.
Pipo Itich,who had been placed upon tri
al for the killing the Archpishop of Paris,
has been acquitted of the murder, but is
condemned for his share in the insurrection.
Nandorf, the pretended Dauphin has en
listed as a private soldier in the Dutch Ar
The Assembly has given a splendid fete
to the Emperor and Emptess ) on which oc-
onion 257 prisoners were pttrdoted, and
the sentence of 400 others commuted.
The papers of paris say that a noted re
fugee has left Paris for London.
-An address to President Pierce from the
European Democratic Committee, has been
forwarded by a well known agent—proba
bly Count Pulsky—the real object of
which is supposed to be to endeavor to pro
cure arms for a future occasion.
Business generally was dull in Paris.—
Evports to the U. S. has nearly ceased.
ITALY •N ill
.—Negotiations are still going on
respecting the confiscation of the property
of the naturalized Piedmontese.
SARDINIA.—The Government of Sardi
nia had sent special instructions to its Min
ister at Vienna, that if Austria refuses to
concede certain stipulations, he was to de
mand his passport and quit Vienna.
SWITZERLAND.—SeveraI outbreaks by
Splinters and Shavings.
Comm—the Fourth ofJuly. •
Gongo—the Goods of those who advertise.
gib" The Legislature adjourned yesterday.
Thou—the fisticuff in the diamond on Thurs.
day evening last. Where was Job?
er Thomas Jefferson seas born on the 2d of
r Benjamin Franklin died on the 17th of
cr A man that will stop his paper and not pay
has not the fear of God before his eyes.
a- The United States Senate adjourned on
Monday, the 11th instant.
firrhe amount of money in the U. S. Trees
ury, subject to draft is $18,054,297 80.
rHon• J. J. Crittenden has declined a pub
lic dinner tendered to 111 M nt Mobile.
'The Embargo Law was repealed on the
14th of April, 1814.
'Paris was given back to the French on the
13th of April, 1436.
A Bone—the man that whistle; in a printing
office, and thinks it a "small business."
cir Arthur Spring, the murderer of Mrs.
Lynch and Mrs. Shaw, was sentenced to be hung
on Saturday last.
There is a prison in Paris occupied exclu
sively by women, who hake, mend, end wash for
all the other prisons.
0" The Block of Limestone from Braddock's
field, intended for the Washington Monument, is
dt Pittsburg. finished, and ready far shipment.
(55 - The Siamese Twins are about commencing
a tour again through the U. Stntes and Europe.
tlir The health of Vice President King i 4 get •
ting worse, and it is feared that he will never de.
part from Mobile alive.
CWThe subscription for the new Opera House
in New York has reached $165,000, and is still
going forward with spirit.
er Black snow is reported to have Wien at
Walpole, N. H., on the 30th ult. A letter writ
ten with it bad the appearance of having been
written with pale black ink.
cir Cato Smith, aged 75 years, the wealthiest
' colored man in Chester county, Pa., committed
suicide a few days ago; $lOOO were found in bi 4
is At Peru, 111., John Keiser has recovered
$3357 damages from the owner of a canal boat,
for carelessly losing his carpet bag containing gold
hode Island, Connecticut, Vermont.
Maine, l‘fassnchusetts, and Minnesota have all
given popular majorities against the sale of ardent
CZ The Parisian ladies, who don't like the
Emperor, have adopted a novel way of express
ing their contempt. When lie goes to the opera,
they look at him through the wrong end of
Cr A duel took place in Cincinnati, between
a grandson of Ex-President Harrison, and the son
of an extensive banker. On the second fire, the
descendant of the President received a bullet in
the arm. Cause—a young lady.
eir The Governor and Legislature of Mary
land visited Harrisburg, on Saturday last, on the
invitation of the Governor and Legislature or
Pennsylvaniti. We hope they were cordially re
ceived and hthipitably entertained.
NOVEL CONVENTION.—Andrew Jackson Da
vis and others propose a Convention to investi
gate.the origin and inspiration of the Bible nt
Hartford on the 2d day of June. We haven't
heard that the American Bible Society has con
cluded to "stop the press" to await the result of
'The Japan Expedition, is not, it is now
said. to be countermanded, but reduced from 236
guns to less than 130 and to about 2100 men in
stead of 3123. The Vermont ship of the line
will form no port of the squadron, as was origi
nally intended, and chiefly, it is said, on account
of the wont of men.
igr Robert .I. Walker has refused the French
Mission. Ile is a confirmed invalid, suffering from
the gout, and cannot undertake :Inv office. We
presume the disease was first contracted about the
time he delivered that celebrated speech at South
ampton, England, on the arrival. nt that place.
of Kossuth, the great Ifungarinn Impostor.
+'A number of whelps, the offsprings of a
lioness whirls died on the voyage to England.
have been given over to the maternal charge of a
1 1 female terrier. The canine mother was deprived
of her young, and the lions substituted, without
her knowledge, and the strange family go on as
harmoniously as possible.
Tun WouLn's FAin IN N. Y.—lt is said that
more than fourteen hundred packages of articles
for exhibition in the Crystal Palace. in Reservoir
Square, have already arrived nt New York from
foreign ports, and fears are entertained that theri;
will be insufficient room in tho building to ac
commodate all the applicants.
A FnmALs: VOTER. -A woman has been sent
to jail at Cincinnati. for 20 days, mt bread and
water, for voting in one of the wards of that city,
at the late election. by dressing, in male attire;
and passing herself off as a man. It appears she
attempted to vote a second time. when her voto
was challenged, a row ensued, and her hat being
knocked off, her sex *as discovered, and site
tter 'Tis blessed to die early, when purity ac
companies so to the tomb. We can hear to gaze
upon the pale, sweet face of a child, halt-buried
in its pillow of flowers, far we feel that the inno
cent is well. But our heart sickens, our mind he
conies unsettled, when we know that the being
lying in her narrow house before us, perished in
sin. Young, brit, lovely, affectionate, yet erring.
The fruit of pleasure perished in ashes upon her
lip, and she is now—what' •
air A gentleman of Peoria, 111., who had been
for some time payink his addresies to a young la
dy of that place, last week asked her hand in
marriage, which was refused. Ile plead for some
time after, and declared if she still resisted his
suit, he would commit suicide. She informed
him such an alternative would not influence her
in the least. At this, ho loaded his gun, and
standing in front of the house, placed the muzzle
in his mouth, and with his toe he pulled the trig