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' lottingban #ournal.
Wednesday Morning, April 25, 1855.
WILLIAM BREWSTER, Editor.
The uJOIMINAL. has 300 Subscri
bars more, than any other paper
In this county.
Agents for the Journal.
The following persons we have appointed Agents
for the liturrouinox JOURNAL, who are author
ized to receive and receipt for money paid on sub
uription, and to take the names of new subscri
,bers at our published prices.
We do this for the convenience of our subscri
bers living at a distance from Huntingdon.
Joux W. THOMPSON, Esq., Hollidaysburg,
SAMUEL COEN, East Barrco,
Gsonou W. CORNELIUS, Cromwell township.
HENRY HUDSON, Clay township.
DAVID Emus, Cromwell township.
Dr. J. P. ASIICOH, Penn township,
J. WAREHAM MATTERS, Franklin township,
SAMUEL STEFFEY, Jackson township,
ROIIERT M'Bunxny, "
Col. JNO. C. WATSON, Brady township,
Nfonnts Bnowx, Springfield township,
Was. Huzclinviox, Esq., Warriorsmark tp.,
JANIE. , MCDONALD, Brady township,
Obohon W. WHITTAKER, Petersburg,
Humor NEFF, West Barren.
Joie; BALEHLACII, Waterstreet,
Maj. CHARLES MICKLEY. Tod township,
A. B. BLAIR, Dublin township,
GEORGE WILSON, Esq., Tell township,
JAMES CLARK, Birmingham.
NATHANIEL LYTLE, Esq., Spruce Creek.
Mej. W. Moony, Alexandria.
B. F. WALLACE, Union Furnace.
Statues WRIGHT, Esq., Union township.
DAVID CLAnusoN, Esq. ' Cass township.
Hymns. Wurrox;Esq., Franklin township.
Divin PARKER, Esq., Warriorsmnrk.
Annzion, Esq., Todd township.
Do. J. ALFRED SHADE.
Cr No attention paid to Letters
unless post-paid, nor to Communi
cations unaccompanied with the
A few loads of WOOD at the Journal Office.
Or Reader, we direct your attention
to several new advertisements in to day's
paper. gir Coats, Vests and Pants, for
sale by H. Roman. Ere — Rifles for sale
by Joseph Douglass. Ur Administra
tor's Notice, estate of Catharine Gordan,
dec'd. sir A new assortment of Cloth
ing, just opened by H. Roman. Isar A
new arrival of Spring and Summer Goods,
by Cunningham & Dunn.
MP" Our renders and the public in gen
eral, will bare in mind that D. S. Africa's
market car will come up on Thursday of
alr• Wtx jlave received a copy of the
Waverley ftragazine, we have examined
it, and deem it deserving the high erica.
Jni um of an enlightened public.
.sr In our last i;itie we inadvertently
fagot to acknowledge the receipt of a co
py of the Constitution of the United States
from our estimable friend, Hon. John Mc-
Cullough. _ _ _
sr - We have received the May num
ber of " Yankey Notions," it is as full of
wit and humor as usual. Published by
T. W u ptrong, 98 Nassau St., New York.
Price $1 25 per annum.
KJ , . A fire at Easton, Pa., on Saturday
night, destroyed ten buildings, including
a Methodist church and parsonage, and
the stable and five horses of Howard &
Co.'s Express. Loss $20,000.
SIP This place was visited last Friday
by a severe storm of wind, rain and hail.
The Broad Top Mountain Railroad Bridge
across the Juniata River at this place had
just been placed upon its piers, was blown
down; in Woodcock valley, two barns
were blown down; and at Mt. Union, a
barn was blown down and fences prostra
sir A mob at Parkville, Platte county
Mo., destroyed the printing materials of
the "Luminary," a newspaper published
these, because of its being opposed to sla
very. The mob passed resolutions decla
ring the paper a nuisance, threatening to
tar and feather its editor, and announcing
that no Methodist preacher is allowed to
preach there on pain of tar and feathers
for the first offence, and hanging for the
second. Platte bounty is where Senator
Ir In the State Senate on Saturday,
the House amendments to the act relative
to insolvents were concurred in. The bill
extending the charter of the Southwark
Bank was passed, as also one to extend the
charter of the Bank of Commerce, Phila
delphia, and a number of private bills.—
In the House, the bill for the removal of
the seat of government of the State from
Harrisburg to Philadelphia was made the
special order of the day for Wednesday
afternom. Several private bills passed.
stir Godey's Lady's Book for May, is
before usond a truly excellent one it is,
tlody's punctuality causes the book to ap
pear upon our table with promptness.
In this number is commenced an excel
lent story, by that admirable! writer, Pau
line Forsyth. Fler stories are about to be
published in book form. The frontis
piece is a beautiful life like engraving,
called the "Motherless Daughter," the
next is the "Fashion Plate," which gives
the style of dress for a tride. There are
in all 8 full page Plates, and 48 engra
vings. The reading matter can't be beat.
We will engage to give our paper and
liudey's Lady's Luuk one yeat fur CI.
The Know Nothing and ✓hnerican
Crusader says :—Archbishop Hughes has
come home from Rome and the Pope.—
lle's full of fire. Already he has de
nounced the Church Property bill; al
ready panygerised the Immaculate Con
ception ; already broached new and Ho
monistic doctrines, anti• Republican, anti•
American. What means this fresh order,
this audacious expression of sentiments
against the action of one of the legislative
bodies of the land ? What this proclama
tion of a swindling dogma; this thrust of
monstrosities into the face and ears of the
American people ?
It is well these questions are asked. ,
The Archbishop tarried long at Rome.
Long after the Immaculate Conception
had been swallowed and sent forth ; long
after the assembled elect of tho Roman
church had left for home ; long after the
purposes of that most significant conven
tion had been accomplished, the Archbish
og is still closeted with the Pope. His
coming to this country is looked for in
vain. He tarries in the eternal city—the
home of art, and too, of the Artful one.—
What means it ? That's the point. Put
the two parts together and see what they
make. After all this sitting, and ponder
ing, and conjuring, the Archbishop at
leagth starts for New York. The rapid
est passage is taken. The earliest oppor
tunity is improved, first to denounce the
N. Y Assembly for its republican acts.—
Hit, aulls go forth in a tone and manner
as though this was Italy, and New York,
Rome. Then comes his Immaculate
Conception ; a dogma neither supported
by common sense, logic or nature. He
first insults a legislative body and then the
But this is only a part of the programme.
There is much to come. It will no
doubt be manifest soon. Be assured the
Pope did not keep the Archbishop that
time for nothing. Italy is troubled. Rome
sees darkness hanging like a pall over the
enclosure. Even the dome of St. Peter
is not high enough to catch a ray of light.
Where but to America does the Pope look
for the future of his Church? Where but
here is the great force of Romanism to be
perpetuated ? T he Pope is shrewd. Not
alone does he deal in possibilities, but in
probabilities. If Europe is wrecked,
America is the plank of salvation. So
Hughes is kept long and solemnly. Noth
ing so important. "If our Church is to
live," says the Pope, "it must be in Amer
ica. Governments and States are totter
ing here. Everything is uncertatn. An
other year and a revolution may have
swept all away. My good Archbishop, I
look to you for the future. Spread Ro
manism In America. Crush out Republi
canism. The Church may, before a
month, flee to your shores."
What do all these things signify ?
American Reform Meeting in Cincinnati.
There were great reform meetings in
Cincinnati on Wednesday evening—two
of them. They were called to consider
the. present state of the excitement in the
city, and the frauds of the election-and the
destruction of the ballot-box of Monday,
2d inst. Animated speeches were made,
and the most determined spirit pervaded
both meetings to preserve the laws and
peace of the country. The great outra
ges of Monday were strongly and fitly
condemned. The following resolutions
were presented, and adopted unanimous
Resolved, That the American Reform party
of the city of Cincinnati, has heard Ohl, pain
and regret of the destruction of the ballet-box
and poll-books of the Eleventh and Twelfth,
Wards of this city. They disdain, all know]•
edge and agency in these acts of violence, and
condemn them in the most unqualified terms.
The frauds which characterized the election in
those wards, and the brutal personal assaults
which were perpetrated on our American and
Protestant fellow-citizens, by lawless foreigners
and emissaries of the Pope, throughout the
day of the election; the attempts that were
made br men ignorant of the genius and spirit
of our Republican institutions, to prevent na
tive-born and other Protestant citizens from
voting, deserve the most unqualified condem
nation of all good citizens. But we cannot
consent, in this country of law, that such ex•
ceases shall be redressed by such retaliatory
measures. Whilst the ballot-box shall be kept
pure, its abuse, by whatever fraudulent means,
must not be redressed by violence—but rather
by a peaceable resort to the courts and to the
Resolved, That the American Reform party
of Cincinnati have heard with gratification the
determination of the candidates on their ticket,
to decline any and every advantage which may
have been given to then, by the loss to their
opponents of the votes of said wards.
Follow this spirit up, Americans of the
Queen City. You have the sympathies,
and your enemies thu curses of the coon.
try. Only by wrong, outrage, brutal vio
lence from foreigners, has the election been
turned against you. Prepare for the next.
Down with the enemy.
David Crockett said "130 sure you're
right—then go ahead." We say as much
to the American party. 13e sure you ure
right—then a te ahead. it is the best sort
of head out. We think the American
party is right. We know it is going
ahead. There is an omnipotency in
"right" which nothing can withstand.—
With right principles, right men, right
measures, right hearts, right hands, right
heads, is there wonder that we go ahead!
Not a bit. Let us be true to ourselves and
the head will bo with us everywhere.—
Go ahead. fie careful before starting—
be sure all is fight, and then dash, drive,
leap, plunge altittL:. Cruckett is ri:;111
, Sata h right
A Very Destructive Fire.
We learn from the Hollidaysburg Reg
ister, that a very destructive fire occurrod
in Gaysport, on the night of the 12th inst.,
consuming property to the amount of a
bout $O,OOO. It broke out in a small frame
warehouse attached to the dry-goods store
of Messrs. Baker, Watson & Miller, and
communicated to the Store itself on the
west, and to a large new frame building
on the east, occupied by Messrs. McLan
ahan, Watson & Co., as their Foundry
Ware-room and Office, all of which, to
gether with almost their entire contents,
were completely destroyed. Both build
ings belong to Messr, Baker, Walter &
Co , and their loss is estimated at $8,000;
the loss of Messrs McLanahan, & Co., at
$l,OOO. Messrs. Baker & Co., were in
sured to the amount of $4,666 00 by the
Blair county company. McLanahan &
Co., were without insurance.
There was also a small, frame building
owned and occupied by Snyder Carr, as a
barbershop, adjoining the Warehouse and
Office above, consumed.
The Hotel of Mr. Barr was saved with
much difficulty, and only by the efficiency
of the Allegheny Engine, which perform
ed well. The Juniata would not squirt at
The night was a dead calm or the fire
would probably have been still more de
The origin of the fire is enveloped in
doubt. It may have been accidental or it
may have been the work of an incendia
ry. But most likely it was accidentally
kindled by a spark from a candle.
IMPORTANT - 66iiRECTION.
The Harrisburg Braid calls attention
to an important proviso in the new license
bill that was omitted in the first publica
tion of the law at llarrisburg, and gener
ally throughout the State. It was added
to the bill as an amendment in the Sen
ate, and is in these words:—
"Provided farther—That so much of any
act or acts of Assembly, as require a license
from a city or county Treasurer to au t horize the
sale of spirituous, vinous or malt liquors, be
and the same is hereby repealed."
This clause refers to the licenses for
restaurants, eating and oyster houses and
groceries selling by the quart, and uncon
ditionally repeals Treasurer's licenses.—
As they are invariably, we believe, grant.
ed about the first of May, none but tavern
keepers will be permitted to sell under the
old law until October next, or untill their
licenses expire. Proprietors of eating hou
ses, groceries, &c , cannot procure license
until October, as has generally been sup
posed ; and ull those taken out, or to talc;
effect, since the passage of the new bill,
are necessarily null and void.
The steamship Niishville arrived
at New York, on the 22d inst., bringing
news from Europe one week later. At
Vienna the diplomatic conferences had
adjourned for the holidays, and the im
pression was daily growing stronger that
there is nothing left but to fight out the
contest. The French and Turkish minis
ters of Foreign Affairs had not arrived in
Vienna, and the adjournment of the Con
ferences was to wait for them and for the
Russian ultimatum. In case of an unfa
vorable termination of the Conferences, it
is said by a dispatch from Berlin, that
Prussia will side with Russia, as the Rus
sian party is predominant there. At Se
vastopol there has been a succession of
sanguinary conflicts between the French
and the Russians for the possession of the
rifle ambuscade pits, with varying suc
cess and much loss. The latest conflict
occurred on the night of the 23d, when
3000 men were killed and wounded.
The Americans are Humbugs.
The Freeman's Journal, a Catholic
newspaper published in Now York, and
the official organ of Archbishop Ilughes,
declares publicly its conviction that the
American pe3ple are unmitigated hum
bugs. Hear the man who has the honor
of being the confidential friend and mouth
piece of Archbishop Hughes and the Popo
of Rome :
"Humbugging is an American institution as
bull-fighting is a Spanish one. The Americans
humbug for humbug's sake; and as they are a
prodigious people, it follows that when they
humbug, they humbug prodigiously."
That is quite a compliment to Native
Americans, from a foreign Catholic.—
Archbishop Hughes is evidently losing
his temper a little, seeing that American
heretics will persist in clinging to their
heresy, despite his orders and the thunders
of the Vatican.
IC}' A. bloody riot has taken place at
Chicago, between the police and a body
of Germans and Irish, who were having
an anti-liquor law procession. The din
turbanced on Saturday morning, and in
the melee one man was killed, and five or
six wounded. The principal , •ioters wore
arrested. In the afternoon the riot was
resumed by a band of armed Germans,
who killed a policeman, and badly beat se
veral others. Two Germans were shot
by the police, and dragged to jail, and
several more wounded. A military force
was ordered out, arttllery planted, senti
nels posted, the police strengthened, and
• the riot finally quelled.
Problem No. 16.
The four sides of a field, whose dingo•
cols are equal to each other, aro 25, 35,
31, and 19 poles, respectively; what is the
area ? Answer next week.
Answer to problem of lust week 26.321
Mr In publishing the proceedings of
the Huntingdon County Agricultural So
ciety last week, the compositor made some
errors which were corrected in the proof,
but neglected in the form, the most conspi
cuous of which are the following, viz :
That the Society "stands adjourned to
meet at Huntingdon on Thursday evening
of the first week of the Court, in August,
next:" Irshould say Tuesday evening,
A number of very fine, and select spe
cimens of seeds, were presented, and ex
hibited before the Society, procured from
abroad through the untiring zeal, and per
severing industry of the librarian—'Theo.
H. Cremer, and by him distributed in
small parcels among the members present.
our Horace Waters, the great Music,
Publisher, Manufacturer and Dealer in
Piano Fortes, of No. 333 Broadway, New
York, has sent us the following shoots of
popular Music, published by him, with
the information that any person sending
him 81, will receive the four pieces by
Sparkling Polka." "Lilly White."
"'Tis our child in Heaven." " Our
Boys,"—A Song of the genuine " Young
Sale of the Public Works.
The Legislature has upon several occasions
during the season, had under consideration
the several proposition, to dispose of the main
line of the Pulse Works. The lateness of the
term, however, and the amount of bufsmess
which is still on the files of the two Houses,
render many friends of the sale fearful, that
yet another session may be permitted to pass
without a disposition of the Works. From
among the various',impositions which have
been submitted in reference to the subject, we
notice the reprint of House Bill, No. 183,
which we believe has passed Committee of the
Whole. It provides that it shall be the duty of
the Govenor, within ten days after the approval
of the net, to advertise in the Cities of Philadel
phia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg Boston, New
York, Baltimore and Washington, a notice
that the main line of the Public Works will
be offered for sale, on a day to be fixed by him ;
the minimum pribe fixed for the line, which
includes, of course, the columbia Railroad, is
eight million of dollars.
The bill before us is constructed upon a sort
of sliding scale system, and provides that if
the works aro purchased at the cost of eight
millions soda half, the purchasers shall pay
twenty per cent. of the purchase money with
in ninety days, and the remainder is equal lin
fual instalments with interest. That if sold
or nine millions of dollars, the purchasers shall
not be required to snake any payment except
the interest on the entire amount until after
the expiration of five years, when it shall be
paid in ten equal annual instalmens. That if
sold for nine and a half millions, no payments
except interest shell be required until after the
lapse el ten years. That if sold for ten mil
lions of dollars, no payment except the inter
est to be required for fifteen years, and if sold
for ten and a half millions, no payment shall
be required, except for interest, until after the
expiration of twenty years, when it shall be
paid in ten equal annual instaluienis.
These provisions, which from the peculieri
tics of the bill in question, are understood to
-be the suggeStions of Mr. Spanker Strong, and
are doubtless intended as an inducement to
bidders to advance the price of the work. Al
though any provision which is calculated to
increase the amount to be derived by the State
ftom a sale of this line is worthy of consider
ation, we confess that this plan does not strike
us with much'fitvor. The main line has an in
trinsic value. which will be very readily deter.
mined, if it is honestly and thirty offered to
competition ; and whilst it might produce the
agreement to pay more under the arrangement
of the bill already referred to, we doubt very
much if, in the long run, the commonwealth
would not suffer. The State lion no right to
expect more for this work than it is worth ; it
is a drag apse her energies, and a school of
bare-faced corruption to her people. Their
management has reared up a frightful laser
house, where the tricks of knavish swindlers
have been successively practised upon, until
nearly every man who has had any connection
wills them has been made a rogue and a thief
and being as they are a source of absolute and
annual pecuniary loss to the State, they should
be offered to the highest bidder, on such liberal
terms, seemed by adequate security, as will
enable some now company to become their
purchaser, and give to the city and State the
benefit of a wise and wholesome competition
in business between the East and the West.
The Legislative should not adjourn until
they have passed a fair and practicable bill,
under which the main line of the Public Works
can and will be sold. The proposition to dis
pose of those works was one, and an ittpor.
taut element in, the canvass which procured
the election of the members, and there rests
upon them an obligation to pass such a bill,
from which it is impossible they should be re•
lieved. Over and over again the people have,
in different ways, signified their wish to be rid
of the Public Works ; but the wiles of politi•
cal chicanery have as often been brought into
play to defeat their wishes; let this never he
said again, but let the representatives of the
people, who are, by all sorts of implication
pleged to this measure at once and in good
faith consummate the design involved in their
election. Too long has the old Keystone
been made a pacts-horse by the incubus, res•
ling upon her by reason of her possession of
these works. To keep her finances together
under their operation, has required energy, la
bor mid attention which if permitted to be
used in the advancement of our interests us a
Commonwealth, would have long since placed
Pennsylvania in the- very front rank of the
States, and made her indeed, and in fact what
she is by amour pliers merely, the great Key.
stone of the Federal arch. Let us have action.
Death " . lartin nren, Jr.
The Baltic brings intelligence of the death of
Martin Van Buren,Jr., son of the ex• President.
Ho died in Paris on the 20th ult. A large
number ofAmericans accompanied his remains
to their temporary resting place in the cemetery
of Montmartre. The deceased hadlor a long
time been wasting under the blight ofcousump•
tion, but his death was so sudden as to surprise
oven those friends who had despaired of his re
covery. He had seated himself at' the dinner
table when his head fell forward on his breast,
and he expired without a groan. An eloquent
allocution was pronounced at the tomb by the
distinguished Protestant divine, M. Coquorel,
former representative of the people under the
Republic. The deceased was about forty_years
of age, and was next to the youngest of Mr.
Can Buren's four sone. His remains will be
brought to the United States in July.
GREAT DISCOVERY 17E LECTRIC TELEGRAPHS.
—Among the most startling wonders in connec
tion with electricity; is the announcement that
M. Bonelll, of Tans, Sardinia, has invented a
new electric telegraph, by which trains in me
lion on a railway aro enabled to communicate
with each other at all rates of velocity, and nt
the same time with the telegraphic stations on
the line, whilst the latter are at the same time
able to communicate with the trains. It is ad
ded, that M. Bonolli is in possession of a system
of tdcgraphic communtention by which wires
are entirely dispensed with.
Our New York Correspondence.
NEW YORK, April 21, 1855.
. . .
The all absorbing topic of the Eastern War
makes the arrival of mails from Europe a sob•
ject of the deepest interest. Let a boat be de.
layed, by adverse winds or other causes, but a
day beyond her wonted time, and her "pedigree
and performances" become as much the sub
ject of discussion as the points and qualifica
tions of the most noted racer is amongst sport
ing gents. No Sooner does the booming of a
gun from an expected mail reverberate through
our streets, than congregated news-boys, clad
in habiliments in every stage of dellpidation,
spring lip from a state of lethargy, and before
the vessel is well secured at her moorings, are
coursing through the streets, vociferating the
contents of the extras, pitching their voices
piano or forte, according to the degree of in
terest or importance of the communications
We have had two arrivals from Europe since
our last, the Washington from Southampton,
and the America from Liverpool, bringing in
telligence up to seven days later than oqr last
arrival. The news brought is not of a very
important nature. There have been a few
slight skirmishes at the Crimea, the results of
which have been about equalized between the
belligerents. Louis Napoleon's expedition to
the Crimea is delayed ; he and the Empress
being about to visit the Queen of England.—
What a change has come over the state of his
affairs. 'Tis but as yesterday he left the shores
of Albion, where, as an outlaw, ho had long
found an asylum, a luckless adtenturer, anon
cumbered with any large quantity of personal
property, his only luggage a carpet-bug, con
taining a change of linen. NOW, on his re
turn, he has reached the summit of earthly
ambition, and is surrounded with all the pride,
pomp, end circumstance of royalty,—a mon
arch on equality with one beneath whose sway
he held office ns a special policeman. The
conference at Vienna are ill difficulties on the
third point—a reduction of Russian power in
the Black Sea. The Western Powers, seeing
trouble, do not insist upon the demolition of
Sevastopol. Breadstuffs are drooping in the
English market. Forged bills of lading have
appeared in Liverpool market, to the extent of
£14,000 sterling, all shipped at Charleston.
The anniversary of the birth day of Henry
Clay, the immortal sago of Ashland, was cele.
brated by a public dinner at the Metropolitan
Hotel, on Thursday evening. About 230 sit
down to the banquet, and enjoyed "a feast of
reason and a flow of soul" under the able
presidency of Dr. E. V. Price.
The lovers of the manly •gate of cricket
will be glad to learn that the various clubs ate
preparing for the campaign of the ensuing
season, which promises to be one of unusual
interest. Eleven players of England have sent
a challenge to come over and play any twenty
two in the United States. It would be pleas
ing to see this noble game exciting greater in
terest than it has done of late years, as robust
health and fine development of ferns and mus
cle follow in the wake of the pursuit of cricket,
and it would be the means of infusing, agility
and strength in Young America.
Several insults have lately been given to the
American flag by Spanish cruisers, in com
manding ships of this nation to heave to on
the high seas ; and overhauling their papers.—
American war vessels have sailed, with, we be
lieve, tho intention of resenting further in
A rarity, well worthy the inspection of the
curious, has been lauded at the Navy Yard,
from the store ship Southampton, which arrived
last week from the Pacific. It is a Japanese
barge, about , 10 feet long, intended as a pre
sent for the President. She is completely
equipped with oars, 11 full set of sails And rig
ging. Her finish evinces a convincing proof
of the efficiency of the Japanese in boat build
ing; her seams requiring no caulking, the
joints being so well fitted as to cause no dan
ger of looking. Altogether her "turnout"
would do credit to our most mechanics.
Emigration from this city to Kansas contin
ues on the increase. no Kansas League dis
patched 58 persons on Tuesday last, and 63
others are now on their way to join this party-
In addition to the above, the League has sent
out 116 persons since the lot of April; they
now continue to forward daily from 10 to 15
individuals, and the number is expected to be
considerably increased in a short time.
The cargo of a ship oft-times contains an
odd conglomeration of materials. One load
ing at this port for Constantinople has enga
ged as part of her freight, 75 tons of "small
change" for the Crimea. It consists of Kreut
zero, a small copper German coin, brought to
this country by emigrants. From all accounts,
change is a "consummation devoutedly to be
wished," by the army in the Crimea; but pro
bably, like the fabled rooster which discovered
a diamond in a dung hill, they may turn up
their noses at the Kreutzers, preferring sub
stantials for the "int.er matt." The freight on
the copper is $8 per ton. Two American offi
cers, with credentials, are to be despatched to
the seat of war, to glean information respect
ing its tactics.
Passing of the Maine Liquor Law has rung
the knell of many of our fashionable hotels,
and their keepers may shortly sit and sing
"The light of other days has faded." In the
vanguard of defunct hotels is the Brevoort, the
costly furniture of which was, a short time
ago, purchased for upwards of $lOO,OOO. This
week it was put up at auction and knocked
down at $28,000, there being only two compe
titors for the prise. The Irving Muse has al
so closed, and will be re-opened in a low weeks,
on principles in conformity with the Maine
The annual festival in aid of the Drrimatic
Fund came off on Tuesday, end was a brilliant
affair. Instead of the usual dinner a grand
fancy dress ball was given at the Academy of
Music, the parquette being boarded over, which,
together with the stage, formed a magnificent
ball room. As a novelty, a series of tableaux
were represented by the leading members of
the dramatic profession; the subjects chosen
being scenes from the playa of Shakspeare
most familiar to the public. The attendance
was numerous, many of the costumes superb,
and some s exccedingly rich and costly:
Many verdant specimens ,f humanity front
the country districts aro learnt by bitter expe
rience that "all is nut gold that glitters."—
Should any of your readers chance to visit the
Empire City, not wishing an introduction to
the elephant, let them avoid the mock auctions
abounding in Brordway, where elegant gold (?)
watches are disposed of at a ruinous sacrifice.
At these traps for dollars, the incautious are
induced to barter good bills for spurious watch
es, which will only "go" when carried along by
their owners. As much as $3O or $.lO has
been paid for a worthless brass watch. With
such oft repeated exposures of this practice
standing as landmarks to warn the incautious,
those who suffer themselves to be duped by
these "Peter Funks," should not be permitted
to leave home except in charge cf their ma
ternal parent. Many of the victims have had
their money returned through the instrumental
ity of Mayor Wood, who, since his accession
to office, has been singularly fortunate in res
toring truant husbands to, their disconsolate
spouses, and lost wives to distracted husbands.
Indeed, from the complaints made to our May
or, ho must be considered a panacea for all the
"ills that flesh is heir to." IV° should not be
surprised if some lady of a certain age should
apply to the Mayor to discover a lost poodle,
or a love•loru, rosy-faced, luckless maiden re
quire him to procure her a lover. Few men
have the pleasure of seeing their praises trumpt
ed forth in sober prose and rhapsodical verse
like Mayor Wood.
A recent attenTt to commit an outrage on a
married woman, has created a great deal of
excitement at Granville, Licking county. The
particulars are given in the Newark Times :
While Mrs. Rose was washing her dishes, after
dinner, in her house, which is about half a
mile from Granville, and a good looking and
exceedingly well dressed man came in at the
dining room door, and politely asked if Mr.
Rose was at home. He was told that he was
not, but that he probably would he soon, ho hav
ing gone to a part of his farm half a mile dis
tant, to sell some wood. He took a sent, and
for a while talked very pleasantly, but Mrs.
Rose began to suspect from his remarks that
his intentions were not good; and her suspi
cions were quickly confirmed by his abruptly
saying "I know you." Mrs. It thought lie was
mistaken. He then procured a square, flat
box, which lie carefully laid on the tubule, tel
ling her it was a valuable present . sent her by
some friend, and asking her to open it. She
declined, and he, upon finding that 110 could
not induce her to open it finally put it into his
pocket. He then tried various schemes to in
duce her to leave the house, but all these fail
ing, he plainly told her that he had come to car
ry her away, and he was determined to do it.—
She told him he was mistaken in the person,
but lie insisted that lie was not, and taking out
a memorandum book, he read the various pla
ces and dates where he had seen her, stating
that lie intended to take her ,off a steamboat
on which she was traveling from Wheeling to
Marietta, three years ago ; told her the day she
was married, of an attack of sickness she had
before, the., Altogether lie showed that he
knew something about her, though lie did not
pretend that lie had ever spoken to her before.
Mrs. Rose made repeated efforts to escape,
crying for help as loudly as she could. She
tried to get hold of a carving loge, but lie pre
vented her, and holding her at arm's length
before him, taunted her with having lost her
beauty, and then attemped to hiss her. She
resisted, and in the struggle luckily got hold
of a tea-kettle of boiling water, which chan
ced to be on the stove. She dashed the water
on his legs, thereby compelling him 'to loose
his hold. She then made another application
of the scalding fluid to his body, causing him
to retreat. Is doing this lie fell backwards
over a chair near the dining room door, and as
he was getting up she gave him a vigorous
push, sending him out of the house, and shut
and bolted the door at once. "Mrs. Rose
suffered no outrage on her person except
that one of her awns and shoulders were
some hurt by being handled so roughly. Her
which was merino, was partly torn off by
her efforts to resist her unwelcome visior.—
, Mrs. Rose is a dauther of Judo Abbott. Her
constitution is 'naturally feeble, and her gene
ral health has been delicate far a long time.--
No one who knows anything about her nervous
sensibility could have supposed that she could
have acted the heroine to such perfection asshe
did. Mrs. Rose is au intelligent lady, possess
es a good mind, is affable and winning in her
manner, and is a member, of the Presbyterian
Church. She thinks it was the design of this
scoundrel to decoy her by stratagem or by
force, as he was well posted about her history
for the last three years. She has no knowl
edge of ever having seen him before. What
ever his designs may have been, an infiunous
outrage has been attempted, and the scoun
drel is yet loose. No vigilance yet put forth
has been able to get on his track:'—Gift. Gaz.
Roman Catholic Riot.
OXFORD, N. Y. April 9.
A most disgraceful riot occurred in this place
yesterday morning. It appears that a Roman
Catholic, who had been married by n Protest
ant clergyman, and in consequence excommu
nicated, entered the Catholic church in com
pany with a Protestant friend, while the con
gregation were assembled for public f/orsbip.
The priest, Father Callon, immediately order
ed the man to be put out, which order was
promtly executed by both male and female at
tendants. At the door, a light, in which the
priest is said to have been implicated common
The exercises in the church wore suspended
and the crowd adjourned to the nearest hotel,
whore a more general fight ensued between
Catholics and Protestants, in which the former
came off second best.
The priest was arrested and is now in ens•
tody, as also are several more of the rioters...—
No firearms were used, and no lives lost, but
many persons were badly injured.
All is quiet this morning, and the examina
tion of those arrested is being proceeded
Horrible if True.
A most definite mark of cold weather was
present at Cape Elizabeth, near Portland (M 0.,)
recently, as we learn from one who knows the
fact. On one of tho awful cold nights, a per
son having a bag of meal more than he could
conveniently manage, threw it over high iron
railing to rest until the next morning. There
appears to have been another apprised of the
fact, and. in the course of the night, when all
was quiet, he wont forth with felonious intent.
After disturbipg the contents of the bag, the
thicif heedlessly touched his tongue to the frig.
id iron bar over which the bag was hung.—
That was a contest from which there was uo
release. Ills tongue was at once frozen to the
iron bar which no effort could extricate it.—
llis whole body was swung off, and by its
weight dangled back and forth, starting the
tongue at its roots, but the frost was inexorable,
and would not relinquish its hold. In this hor
rible manner the thud was hung until life was
extinct. Many the next morning witnessed
the sad catastrophe of a thief brought to the
iron bar of justice, and hung, clqt by Jack
Cade, but by the veritable Jack Frost himself!
This is probably tho first mouse which ever
thus came torus end.—ShiporaBburg Noun,
Publication of State Laws.
Senator Tfillinger, of Lebanon county has in
troduced a bill to provide for the publication of
the acts passed by the-Legislature, in the news.
papers of each county. The Harrisburg Herald
very sensibly remarks that "the actual necessi.
ty of this plan to make the people of the State
fully acquainted with the laws, should long
Allen have urged its adoption. "Ignorance of
the law" is no excuse in a Court of Justice.—
While we agree that "ignorance of the law"
should never be received as an excuse for its
violation, yet we ask every candid, intelligent
mate r , hew a knowledge of the law is to be ob.
tained under the present phamphlet system.'"
True. a "favored few" receive copies after
'natty months' delay in issuing them from the
press, yet the masses of the people, who are as
deeply interested as lawyers and county offi
cers, are denied the privilege of learning the
acts of the Legislature. NO people can be law
abiding if a knowledge of the law is con-
cealed from them. How common it is to find
yourself or neighbors the victims efa law, whose
existence on the statute book was unknown.—
Yet the stern rule is applied to you, and the
penalty must be borne. Onr Legislature spend
every year four montlo making laws, yet only
It very few nets are brought to the notice of the
people. Others which rutty concern them more
deeply, are enacted, and their existence only
known by au innocent violation. The objec
tions to this enlightened policy, is the expense
attendant upon said publication. The very
same gentremen who vote against this act et
justice to the people are found recklessly giving
away thousands in useless public improvements
raising the salaries of officers (themselves in
cluded) and in keeping up the corrupt horde
on the State Works. It is a striking instance
of "penny wise and pound foolish policy," no
common i n the history of modern legislation,
A few thousands added to the present pamphlet
system, would spread before the people of the
State in their county palms. There is not a
taxpayer in the Commoirwmlth who would not
approve of the expense, as he would he so am
ply beuefitted by it. We ho.s e to see the Fens
of the State spank out on th.s question, and
call upon the Legislature to piss it at once.—
So far we are sorry it has met with little en
couragement in the Senate, hut et Mr. KRlM
ger throw the weight t of his influence and ener
gy in its favor, and if he fads, he will still re
ceive the thanks of his fellow.citir sus j and will
hasten the day when this simple a,t of justice
will be accorded by an unanimous -ute."
The ticket office of the Philadelphia and
Norristown Railroad Company at this place,
woo robbed of about $286 in gold, notes and
five and ten cent silver pieces, on Sunday
morning last, some time between 2 o'clock and
daylight. Thu money had been received by
Mr. KITE, the Agent, on Saturday afternoon,.
after the Bank had closed, and was placed in
the Fire Proof chest in the office. The rob
' hers effected an entrance through a window
opening from the stable yard of FEATHER'S
Hotel. The chest was thrown upon its side,
the lock and key hole filled with gunpowder and
by means of a match it was exploded, com
pletely shattering the chest. The robbers then
decamped with their booty, leaving behind
them a spade nearly' new, from marks upon it
supposed to be stolen from the Lime Works of
Messrs. Sloane, at the lower end of the bo
rough. We believe no clue has beets ascer
tained us to the perpetrators of the act. One
Hundred Dollars reward has been of by
the Company for the detections and conviction
of the rubbers and the recovery of the money.
Ordered to Sevastopol!
We learn that the Administration at Wash
ington have detached Cul. Biehard Delnfield,
of the Engineers, Muj. Alfred Mordecai, of the
Ordinance, and Capt. George B. McClelland,
of the Cavalry, on special duty, to.proceed to
Sevastopol, to Inspect the works there and view
the operations of the war. They aro ordered
to depart as soon as possible.
We dare say they will have opportunities of
seeing much that is new in the business of.
arms, and bringing home with them some ad
ditions to the knowledge ~-ilitary practice.
As a scatter of course, they will observe a
strictly neutral positiou, and we advise them
to leave all private letters of introduction, and
trust entirely to their official credentials. By
this means, we do not doubt that they will he
received by all the commanders of Sevastopol,
bolls within and without the city, and allowed,
on all proper occasions. to go unmolested front
one side to another.—N. Y. Tribune.
Ksow Novi mu Sun.:x.ll.—Th o — New Or
leans Creole,says; !Prom sources of informa
tion upon which tee may rely, wo are induced
to believe that the strength of the American
party in Maine is above 20,000; New Hamp
shire, 17,000; Massachusetts, 85, 000 ,• Ver
mont, 15,000 ; Connecticut, - 10,000; Rhode
Island, 4,000; New York, 100,000; New
Jersey, 5,000. D. - 31aware, 2,100 ; Pcnasylva
nia, 185,000 ; District of Columbia, 3,000;
Last Virginia, 53,000 ; West Virginia, 20,000
TILE FAMILY or who was re
cently executed at Havana, had a private for-
tune of $200,000. He was esteemed a loyal
son of Spain, born in one of her own colonies.
He was the father of six or seven children,
some of very tenderyears. Ho was surround
ed by everything calculated to make life happy.
He possessed rare talents and indefatigable no
tivity. It is said that the mind of his oldest
daughter gave way at the fate of her father,
that she became insane, and died on the night
of the 230. •
CRANBERRIES ON I:PLANDS..-1t is stated in
the New England Farmer, that Mr. Needham
of Danvers, Mass. raised the present season
83 bushels of Cranberries on 100 rods of land,
which he sold readily at $3 and upwards per
bushel. He had also no doubt but that with a
fair season, ho would have obtained a bushel
for every square rod. His vines are said to
ho in Gne condition, and he proposes to ex•
tend the culture.
A Lucia lennean.—Capt. Norton of the
ship Northern Light, which arrived at Fairha ,
ven, Ct., on the 14th inst., reports having pass.
ed, January 31, in lat. 43 south, long. 103,-
30 west, a largo iceberg, about 500 feet high.
and six miles - long. Captain Nortan pronoun.
ccs it the largest icber,, ,, over seen in those lat.
Runs. It must have been a fearful and sub.
IMPORTANT LEGAL (s;lNtoN.—Tho District
CourtofAllogheny county has decided that the
handbills required, to give notice of a Sheriff's
sale of real estate, should be printed in largo
typo, and calculated to command attention.—,
Posting up a page of a newspaper, containing
a large number of separate advertisements, on
the premises, is not sufficient—and a sale was
recently set aside on that ground.
SiiirDoevox, April 15.—Letters front Syd ,
ney state that a vessel, name unknown, has
been wrecked in the Hampton Shoals, and five
hundred Chinese and a portion of the crew lost.
Her captain and eight men were saved. These
made for Cape Deunia iu a boat, but on land—
ing were attacked by the natives, and five of
them killed, leaving but three survivors out of
A DARK TRANSACTION.--On Sunday, the Ist
instant, a large crowd Hocked to the Bethel
Church, in Saratoga street, Baltimore, Md., us
it has been announced that the "Black Swan"
would there sing the magnificient solo of "Loof
Lirpa," composed expressly for the occasion,
By reading the name of this composition back.
ward*, the sequel to the whale affair will he