Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, June 13, 1855, Image 2

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Wednesday Morning, June 13, 1855.
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The "JOURNAL" has 300 thlbScri,
hers more, than any other paper
in this county.
Agents for the Journal.
The following persons we have appointed Agents
for the Ilvitzwonon JOVENAL, who are author
ized to receive and receipt for money paid on sub
scription, and to take the names of new subscri
bers at out published prices.
We do this for convenience of our subscri
bers living at a distance from Huntingdon.
John W. Thompson, Esq., Hollidaysburg,
SAMUEL Cons, East Borneo,
Gisonou'W. CORNELIUS, Cromwell township.
BEERY HUDSON, Clay township.
DAVID ETNIRE, Cromwell township.
Dr. J. I'. ASHCOM, Peon township,
J. WAREHAM MATTERS, Franklin township,
SAMUEL STEFFEY, Jackson township,
Roomy M'BuunEr,
Cal. Joe. C. Watson, Brady township,
Mows BROWN, Springfield township,
Wm. UtecurNSON, Esq., Warriorsmark tp.,
JAMES MCDONALD, Brady township,
Germs W. Wurrrzaun, Petersburg,
HENRY NEFF, West Barren.
.Maj. CHARLES Men., Tod township,
A. M. BLAIR, Dublin township,
GEonon Wrzson, Esq., Tell township,
:amps Cuing, Birmingham.
NATHANIEL LYTLE, Esq., Spruce Creek.
Maj. W. MOORE, Alexandria.
B. F. WALLACE, Union Furnace.
SIMEON WRIGHT, Esq., Union township.
DAVID CLARKSON, Esq., pass township.
SAMUEL Wtozon, Esq.,' Franklin township.
DAVID Pang., Esq., Warriorsmnrk.
DAVID AURANDT, Esq., Todd township.
The Crops.
It is gratifying to us to read the accounts
from all sections of the growing crops.—
All our exchanges speak in cheering tones
of the growth of all kinds of grain. In
this county, as far as we can ascertain, the
grain is growing finely.
We have the pleasure of informing our
readcrs that Mr. Prettyman is still engag
ed in this borough in taking copies of the
' , human face divine." Mr. Prettyman is
an accomplished gentleman, and is said to
be an adapt in the business. Give him a
call, at his rooms in the station house, up
More Negligence.
Some of our Marklesburg snbscribers
complain of the irregularity of the arrival
of the Journal. As we stated last week,
the fault is not with us, as their papers are
promptly deposited in the post office of
his place, and of course we cannot carry
them any further. We have now on foot
a project for ferreting out the cause of the
irregularity of the Journal, and hope in n
'short time to make it public, and punish
?he offenders.
There has not been anything of impor
•ance going on in the Crimea for some time
I,ast. The Allies had not as yet attempt:
ed to storm Sebastopol, and had made but
poor headway in the Beige. the Russian
sunplie= and reinforcements are arriving
al.onst daily. and the soldiers of the Czar
animated by the presence of the ablest
;11 ere in the Russian dominions. Bens.
topol ;s like a dose of medicine.
Whigs, Bew a re of Fusion•
We positively believe that it is the in- I
tention of the Locofoco party of this coun
ty, to endeavor to persuade the Whig por
tion of the commnnity, which does not en
tirely endorse the American platform of
principles, to enter into a coalition, for the
purpose, as the locofoco leaders say, of de
feating the Know-Nothings. Their real
object is to introduce locofnco office-holders
into our midst, and overthrowing the pow
er of the IVhig party, make 'old mother
Huntingdon," which has always been one
of the first and foremost in the Whig ranks,
a "turn coat." Let the Whigs of the coun
ty look to this, end stand a firm and united
band, as they did in days that are past,
when, shoulder to shoulder they charged
and conquered their former bitter and vin
dictive antagonists.
We most earnestly caution our Whig
friends to beware of this abortion; this dis
loyal and treasonable "fusion." It is only
a locofoco scheme, to use unsuspecting
Whigs for the purpose of building up the
corrupt principles and establishing the po
o'er of toryism. When we consider what
the leaders of Locofocoism are,—a gang
of unprincipled hacks, we can imagine
how much honesty they possess, and how
far they should be trusted. Away with
the diabolical and unnatural amalgama;ion.
gooner titan consent to so unhey an alli•
anee,with a party which has ever been hos•
tile to the principles of our political faith,
we would give up every plea- tire which
renders our existence endurable.
Now as to the extent to which this trick
may btirsied, w e will leave the future
to diva It is begun in Allegheny coun
ty, where tho Whig party has assented to
the proposition of the Locofocos, in refus
ing to call a Convention for the nomination
of county officers; designing, we presume,
to combine with the other party, for the pur•
poile• of crushing out the the American ur•
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As we promised last week, we again
turn our attention to the request, or rather
the order of England to the United States,
for the sympathy of our people. Ve are
a free, independent, and we hope not un
grateful Teeple. We think as we please,
go wherrwe please, and generally, do as
we please. We may be led, but cannot
be driven, and the British people have had
an exemplification of this truth, on several
occasions, which our rough Yankee polite
ness forbids us mentioning. We rejoice
that the feelings of our noble countrymen
are for the right, in the struggle which is
now shaking, the very centre of Europ).'
It is and should be to every native or our
country, a proud satisfactiohto ' know that
the proud, the haughty, Ore insolent, the
mighty English nation craves the sympa
thy of the youthrel and once despised Jon
athan, a sympathy not to be obtained.
'Die United States has been too long be
gulled into a co-operation with England,'
by the stereotyped phrases of "common
brotherhood," "own flesh and blood," and
"friends in civilization," &c., &c. As
Goethe inforMs us such phrases tend "to
ossify the organs of intelligence." But
however truly the English nation may at
one time have boasted of the similarity of
her institutions and people with those of
America, she cannot now say the same.
England is no friend to civilization, or lib
eral gevernments, consequently at heart is
opposed to the very fundamental princi
ples of our government, and the doctrines
which have made us what we are. If we
but glance at the - countries conquered by
England we will see that they amin a con
dition infinitely worse than when in I,os
session of the ign , rant and uncivilized bar
barians. The policy of England has ever
been to keep its subjects in ignorance.
In all we agree entirely with a cetempo
rary in declaring that her past history pre
nests little to warrant us in regarding her
as the leader of civilization, and her pre
sent history presents nothing. Her great
ally is France, which has expended lion
' deeds of thow_and4 of lives and hundreds
of millions of money in exterminating the
people of Algeria, destroying their farms
and burning their villagesthat same old
France that introduced the fashion of stno
king out and Snfrocat4vg brave men who
were not to be reached by the sword ; her
chief object of adoration at present is Lou
is Islapolean, the friend of despots in Italy,
and the head in France of a despotism un
der which no freedom in the expression of
opinion is tolerated. Gladly would she
add to the list of Ater allies that same Aus
tria whose "sympathy for Hungary" was
manifested in the hanging 'of her bravest
men and scourging of her most accomplish•
ed women—to secure the co-operation of
Austria and Prussin,Eng,lanrivould with
out a murmur abandon Hungary to the
tender mercies of a Elaynau, Rome to the
Pope and Louis Napoleon, and fight Rus
sia, because she dared aspire to an equal
greatness. Is view of all this, the suds
city and insolence of that contemptible na
tion in asking our sympathies, and declar
ing our of for Russia to be "an un
natural and unholy partiality," is without
a precedent. We can assure Mr. John
Bull that we considerer the successes of the
Czar, of more value to the cause of civili
zation and liberty, than all the victories of
the Allies.
The Pennsylvania Railroad.
We understand that the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company has purchased the cars
boats, Rc., of the Forwarding Companies, '
with the intention we believe, of transfer
ring the cars to its road, and the boats to
some other canal. Many interested pa
pers ara indulging largely in denunciatory
language towards this road, for its action
in this matter, declaring among other mat
ters and things, that it is but a scheme of
a mammoth Corporation to '.break up, di
vert, and destroy the business on the Main
Line, so as to boicome the purchaser for a
mere song."
Now we do not wish to be considered as
the defenders of any "mammoth corpora
tion," but we think the Pennsylvania If.
R. Company has as good right to purchase
these line boats, &c., as any other corpora•
tion. And if the purchase is, was, or shall
be made for the purpose of reducing the
price set upon the public improvements,
the "mammoth corporation" is in no wise
to be blamed. The so-called public im
provements of this Commonwealth, and
more especially the Main Line, truly con•
sidered, are of no material benefit to the
majority of the tax payers of the State;
indeed they are a continual annoyance, al
ways requiring more money to keep them
in repair, pay employees, &c., than they
bring into the treasury If even the an
nual receipts balanced the annual expen
ditiist, we would be content to lot these
linllnvements remain in the possession of
the State, but their past financial history,
is certainly of such character, to awaken
the idea that they will never become of
much benefit to the State. In view of all
this, we imagine that the selling of the
Main Line, to the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company, if only for "a mere song," in
• the end, would result advantageously to
` the interests of our tex•burthoned, debt
' groaning, plundered old State. Let them
• go for whatever they'll bring.
v astopol .56111 holds out
sue of the Globe, and prove how ung uar
edly it talks. In other words, we'll mere
ly prove the Globe a base calumniator; and
how faithfully it follows in the footsteps of
its antitype, the Pennsylvanian, in insert
ing a falsehood whero the truth will not
suit. T 0 the first interrogatory :
"But really Gabe, we can't see how you can
make it appear that you voted the Whi et?
Was George Leas on the regularly n
Whig ticket? Didn't pri vote for hi
joke over the defeat of James Maguire, the re
gularly nominated Whig candidate? Come
Gabe speak out."
In relation to the manner we ever
have or ever will vote, we consider none
of the Globe editor's business. We do
not think we are bound to 'show our hand'
to every gawky country editor, of some
miserable lampoonish sheet. But to ease
the fuddled mind of this 'big little soul,'
we answer, as we did before, that we voted
for Whigs, ever since wo have been of the
age required by laid forfor exercising the
right of suffrage; and which, from some
unaccountable delay in our making our ap
pearance in the world, ha 3 not yet arrived
If the judges will permit us to vote at the
age of twent . y, wo are not going to offer
any objection. As to the charge of the
Globe, that we last fall, when editor of the
Standing Stone, opposed the regularly
nominated Whtg candidate for the Legisla
tare, and voted for the Hindoo clnclidate,
we pronounce a downright lie. The evi
dence we bring forward to prove it such,
is incontrovertible, it is the 'family record.'
If it would be a source of any gratification
to the editor, he is perfectly welcome to
examine the "big bible," in which he will
find that "Gabe, Jr.," was born on the 19th
day of June, A. D 1834; consequently,
not being , naturalizerr last fall, could not
vote for any candidate then and cannot now '
until to , f , ,a , days" shall pass over. THE POll3 JOURNAL for June has been
So much for the first, and now for the I received, and as usual, is replete with ex
second interrogatory : I cellent reading for the agriculturalist. It
“Whigs who are not of the dark lantern gen. ;is decidedly the best work of the kind pub.
try, can not expect their claims lobe favorably ; lilted in the United States, and can be had
considered in that quarter, during the coming ;at the extrerivaly low price of $l.OO. •
campaign. Gabe is one of them, and is hound I THE U. S. MAGAZINS fur the present
by oath to oppose all applicants for office who month is on cur table. This is the first
have not taken a like oath. Have the Wit'!" a number of a new volume, and is a splen
old Huntingdon, those who continue to tand This magazine is the cheapest
out againA Know-Nothingism, an organ the did book.
county y Can they expect justice from a sworn
one we know of; but ° sl.o) per year.
enemy.,,, NE Scitoot JounNAL for June is be-
fore us, and is an excellent number. The
This is another instance of the Globes I journal should be in the hands of every
unscrupulous and unblushing falsifying.
friend of education.
Can the member of this
ie editor prove us a
society of ~ d aric.lanterned .gentry," as he cittrat lictuds
terms it ? That we ever have lr shall he-
long to any oath bound organization, having
for its object the elevation of its member, I Portland Riots.
over any other particular party, or that we' keeording to the Portland Advertiser, the
tltlof May the Beard et' Aldermen i i'rottria.
otter agreed under oath to oppose Whigs for ted n romp in the City Hall for the legal ' li4nor
the purpose of electing members of such I agency, and appointed a cenimittea, consisting
an organisation, we can with a clear con- 1
?o f n tl , l3 toi r : :) al e ce r 7:ll l th t e ld frl e e n e l n t i t e ' n u t l .s " re a ci n t i l l is?te u :e t‘ i :
science, with an open heart proclaim a bare putting the agency in operation. To facilitate
faced, locoroco lie, And the gentleman, matte i r o t ; thieteno.,:iititittee operation.
to I,liutitenc..trikn,
who utters such reports, most certainly pla• and theywere sent directed the "City Agency
cos himself in the position of the man who of Portland." When they arrived, the Argus
was elected to the California Legislature, called „,,v
to ug z n e tte p to i l iit,tree,,,Novwir,t.usetooefi!co7lli
without the means of money—the greatest I and pour them into the street;' and according .
liar in the country. , to the Advertiser, both tits Argos and the "State
I State of Maine” intimated that -Mayor Dow,
As*e are heartily opposed to newspaper while enforcing the law against them : and their
controversies, but since the "unic-orn" of friends, was himself violating its provisions in
the Globe, desires us to measure 'thorns" 11,:i7I'Ve'eli;i1:.,1),:iti.fti°,7,1,1 account, receiving
„, intent of uulnwGd
with him, we do not feel altogether like sale,wa , !, in titer, assuming the business of a
following the example of Solomon, and rittu t sellTr." The Advertiser goes
answering on to say
not a fool according to his fol tb,utliminwel,"the' the
Thal collected
or eight po around '.
ly;" but we will most assuredly make him • !icemen - were stationed inside, armed with pis.
tired of the contest ere we have done. the mob threw a showerf moues '
which broke out the elm in i
the dour, when
In regard to the "document," we stated they were cautioned by the Marshal to desist
we had in 'soak' for the Globe, we shall er.t peril of their lives, and that she Sheriff
bring it forth most assuredly, at a conveni , t )
ted o
eat season. It is a document of some int 0.. 1 the most violent language, called the pt.
tortance to the Democrats of the county ; Iwo cowards, and said they did net dare to lire
and urged . tins mob forward asserting that there
showing them how far the editor of their tins no danger. The Menthe' warned him, on
organ is to be trusted in politics, when pe. peril of his life, not to outer, but he rushed
cuniary favors are bestowed, by opposition , egi r t e ts u t p t o h n o
t d h o o or po w n i c t e h
ov n e t o r b
t a h t eri N i s ,ft b d n ,i ck,
candidates. We did not come by it in any I This checked them fur a moment, but the lea.
clandestine manner ; b ut we rece i ve d i t der reassured them, declaring that nobody was
• hurt, that the police had only blank cartrul,73,
from the gentleman to whom h was ad
1 etc., and then another rush was made. The
dressed. I leader was reaching forward in an attenpt to
unbar the door, when the police fired at the
mass, and with effect. Robbins, the man who
was killed, was the mate of an Eastport vessel,
and is believed to have been the ringleader
mentioned According to this account the po
lice did not fire at the order oldie Mayor,
though the Advertiser does not afford any . light
on that point. An order was sent previously
ton military company called the Light Guards,
stationed in front of the doors, to fire, but they
did not do so, and as the mob pelted them with
stones, they retired in confusion to their anno.
ry. Another company, called the Rifle Guards
was called out, took the muskets of the Light
Guards, as their own arms were without kayo.
nets, and then, headed by the Mayor, tnarched
into the mom where the liquor agency was to
be. Thew arrived there, it is presumed, after
the firing by the police, and being ordered to
fire in squads utioll 010 mob outside, through
the open door, they did so. By this fire, the •
Advertiser nays that ono man was killed and
six or seven wounded. After a few rounds fir•
ed, the mob dispersed, and it appears there
was no bayonet charge. We have given this
meiotic( the tragedy because it is evidently
the ono put tbrth by . Mayer Dow and his friends
and is very minute in the details of operations,
which newspaper reporters could not have
known. If correct, it shows that the firing of
the military was uncalled for, as the first firing
by the police had intimidated the mob. A bay
' inlet charge would have cleared the streetwith•
out trouble and saved life.
City Newspapers.
We have often noticed paragraphs going
the rounds of the country papers, to the
effect, that such and such a 'city paper'
has declared the country papers to bo re
ally worth reading, or something similar.
All that city editors have in view when
they make such a terrible condescension,
is to procure a notice, and many of our
country brethren are .sqfs' enough to give
it to them. We do despise such miserable
toadyism, such verdant greenitornism; just
as if the country paper was not r.uperior
to the “shilly.shalley, wishy-washy" love.
sick, stomach.upseuing city journal. For
our part, we never have, never can, and
never will crowd our columns with any
of the false compliments of the city pen
ny-aliners. We almost raise out of our
boots with indignation when we see those
sickening paragraphs, paraded itt the col.
tunns of respectable and elegant country
of tho
ht and
In, can-
sily nc
count for the election of the renegade and
vagabond Wise. This is the characteris
tic of Locofoccism. Dishonesty and cur
ruption have been its leading features ev
er since its foundation was laid, and we
trow will be, until it shall become extinct.
Wise, who has been elevated to the sta
tion he is unworthy to occupy, was once an
ultra Whig. lie deserted the party how
ever, in 1842, to be appointed Minister to
Brazil. 'Phis was under the administra
tion of John 'l'yler, the traitor, who it ap
pears, had a peculiar affection for dishon
est and unprincipled men, in thus gather
ing them around him. After this t.tnan
of all parties" had become properly edu
cated in Tyleristic arts and mysteries of
political vagabondism, he came out a rant
ing. rabid Locofoco leader ; enjoying the
confidence of disloyal party men, and rms
' sensing all the requisfies for a successful
Locofoco stump-orator, which may be brief
ly comprehended in the two words—black
guardism, anti billingsgate. Of the latter
ingredient, he appears to have an ample
store, and in the late canvass, abused men
much better than himself, in terms which
would confer lasting renown upon an Irish
washerwoman. 'rake him all in all, we
do not - thinlc the Locofoco party of Virgin
al., could have settled upon an individual
possessing so much impudence, and in
whom the attributes of a dishonest creed
are more happily blended, than Mr. Wise.
Pierce at Washington, Wise at Richmond
and Louis Napoleon at Paris, form a trio
in which we may see the degeneracy of
the officials of modern times, and an ex
, ample of the promoting of min to office
not for their merit, but because they have
no national feelings. •
Correspondence of the Cleveland Herald.
Polygamy in Vtah.
kph fica-
I have detailed to you in previous letters the
debased condition of the woman in Utah.—
The Mormons, after their passions, (or, as they
call it, their holy desire to people the earth) ara
gratified, seldom pretend to support their nu
merous wives. Brigham Young declared last
conference that he did not know how many
wives he had. "Tell the Gentiles;" said he, "I
do not know half of them when I see them."—
rhe majority of these poor women aro compel.
led to work for their daily bread, and many aro
in such a destitute condition that they are for.
ced to seek the charity of strangers. It is an
actual fact that ono of the wives of the
of the Apostles gains leer livelihood by wash
log for the boarders of a public house in town.
Indeed it is nothing uncommon for these-lords
of creation to send their wives out in canoes for
wood, and any day . you can see women chop.
ping logs and driving cattle to the mountains.
I Subjected to a slavery worse than can be re
alized in the South, turned into prostitutes and
concubines against their will, denied even wo
man's chief prerogative—the use of her tongue
—them are now hundreds of females who only
await the opportunity to abandon forever a life
that so illy befits the proud spirit of American
It was but yesterday that a widow with her
daughters called upon me, and lifter asking me
to lock the door of my room for tear she should
be 'surprised in the house of a Gentile, unfold•
od her story of bitter wrongs and sufferings.—
The Bishop of her ward had demanded her
whole Sanity, including herself, in marriage.—
She had given ne; all she had for tithes and
other taxes, and was new in the dilemma of
either starving or being compelled to share an
incestuous bed with the daughters of her own
body. With tears in her eyes, else prayed me
to afford her the means of going to'California
in the spring. These cases occur every day—
indeed the spirit of dissaiisfiection is univeriaj,
I have never conversed with a solitary woman
who was not discontented with her situation and
prospects. This speaks more than all the in
genious arguments in favor of polygamy, and
demonstrates the "plurality system" is adverse
to domestic love and happiness.
Mire would boa great field for your strong
minded women. If a few Bloomers and fast
young ladies would come out to Utah and raise
the cry of "virtue and independence," in the
valley of the mountains, the whole Mormon fe•
male community would rise in a move and
shake off the shackles that bind them. But
there is no one here to lead them on. The fear
the pol
the e•
iss it is
he rail•
te. If
or being cut off from the church, and of being
"sent to eternal hell across lots," as Brigham
classically expressed it, deters them from such
a course, nod the desert plains that hum them
in on every side prevent them from slipping so.
eretly away to California or tho States.
Execution of Pianori.
The French papers briefly say that the asses
sin Pianori was executed at 5 o'clock in the
morning, on the usual place of execution.
Pianori, it may be remembered, was con
demned to die the death of a parricide. The
place of execution was in the square of the
prison of Roquette, not far from the Bastile.
A scaffold was erected over night and the ear
ly hoar of 5 in the morning was appoint, d;
with the view of preventing a crowd. At a ve
ry early hour of the Morning of execution the
Advocate General visited the prisoner and ask
ed whether he had any disclosures to make.—
Pianori answered by a stern and decided "Not"
Although at first insensible to the consolations
of religion; the criminal shortly before his
death besought the presence of a confescor.—
lie admitted the criminality of his attempt on
• the Emperor's life saying 'I • admit iny gnilt,
but I know how to die." Ile further bagged
that the money found on him, amounting to
100 francs, might be sent to his Emily—Wife
and two children—that they might buy be
Precisely at 5 o'clee - Pianori was condo
to the guillotine. lie —Ls pale.but collar .
His costume was the traditional ono of parri•
tides—a black veil over his face, a white shirt
over his clothes and his feet bare. As he was
strapped to the plank, ho exclaimed, in it sten:
dy voice, "Vive la Republique l" Ere be could
repeat the cry the plants turned beneath the
knife and his head fell. There is an extraordi
nary story whispered in the Faubaurp, that
the pretended attack on the Emperor was a
sham, and that the real Pianori was a police
agent who is sent out of the country and a lay
figure executed in his stead.
Abducting an American Child.
- -
A letter write; at Home, gives the following
instance or reli,;ions chiltdsttaling. The New
York Observer correspondent states the filets
as follows: . . .
"A day or two since, a lad, the ton of •an
American artist—the well known illustrator of
llarper's Illustrated Bible—was missing. The
domestic, a most devout Catholic, protested her
innocence of his whereabouts. The Itid's'little
brother was called, and in his innocence, re
marked that he guessed he was at the convett.
This was the first intimation the parents had
that the child had ever visited a convent.
They then sent for the lieu. Mr. Ca.', who
took the boy with him, and went in, in his or
dinary dress, to the convent. The manner in
which the inmates gathered round and
comed the boy, convinced Mr. Casa, that the
boy not often been there, anti led him to W
hew that the brother would Ito found there.—
He inq u ired for km but the Superior stoutly
aflirtned that he was not in the convent. Mr.
Cass, asked to be shown through the convent.
His request was granted, but no boy was found.
Mr. C. then noticed a passage leading to an
other part of the building. lie insisted on be
ing conducted there. Heaping a noise in a
count ns he passed along, ho opened a door,
and found a priest or two and a seat just vaca
ted. his instated that it was the seat alike
lost boy. The priest denied it. Mr. Cass,
then made himself known as the represents;
tine of the United States, nod pretty distinctly
intimated that some of Jonathan's thunder
would be put into reinsition if the boy was not
forthcoming immediately.
The boy was then brought forth from an ad
joining room, and restored by Mr. Cass to this
anxious parents."
The woman's excuse was, that if she could
save the souls of the children, all her sins
won't] be pardoned. Probably the lying supe
rior had similar views of the proceedings.
lltsuoxon.tutx CONOCCT.—We learn from
the N. Y. Express, that Archbishop Hughes
has published what purports, on its face, to be
“the controvcrsy between Senator Brooks and
Archbishop Hughes, growing out of the recent
ly enacted Church Property Bill, with an intro
duction by the Most Rev. Archbishop of New
York," but that the last letter of Mr. Brooks,
giving condensed testimony of the substance
and reality of all his iwevious assertions, and
embodying additional conveyances of property
to John Hughes, is designedly omitted its this
Book of 1913 pages; also, TILE CA !NARY CEME
TERY tErrEtt, and one other, though the Book
purports to be a complete correspondence. It
is also stated that the Archbishop has untended,
and altered, his own letters. The whole Book
thus becomes a fraud upon the public,—a sham
and a cheat,—in character throughout, as in
the controversy.
THE CALonto MOTIVE n letter
to the New York Times, Mr. Ericsson directly
contradicts the report that he has abandoned
his idea of making hot air serve the purposes
of steam ; and says that on the contrary he is
more than ever satisfied of the soundness of
the principle and is now building a test engine
to establish it. There are 'those who have
been ou board a steamer propelled at the rate
of seven or eight miles on hour by hot air
alone, and such will not be inclined to obeli.
don all hope of seeing the principle yet more
successfully applied.
British Empire.
We find several of our exchanges copying I
an error, whirls originally appeared in the New
York Tribune, where it was no doubt copied
from some German statistical work. It is to
the effect that the area of the Russian empire
is 316,016 square tulles. The error consists in
the oinission of the fact that these arc German
risagnme i , l nespiresoits h ar t en t ll7 ;;I:ge,„7.l„o g f ltist
square miles, 25 of which are equal to one Gee.
man square mile. If the statement to which
we allude were correct, the Rtlsuilln empire
would he comparatively a small affair, as the
area of the United States is over 3,000,000 of
square miles since the acquisition of the Gads
den Treat" , purchase. The great empires of
the world rank as follows in regard. to extent
and population
Area. Population.
Russian, 7,906,397 65,331,563
British, 7,568,821 161,501,034
Chiuese,. 5,200,000 230,000,000
United States, 3,000,000 23,2511,972
Brazilian, 5,700,000 7,000,000
A Live YANK. tx Tun NOVA Scorto Pan-
LUMEN L—The telegraph announced the elec
tion of our esteemed friend Hiram Hyde, lisq,,
of Truro, to the Provincial Assembly of Nova
Scotia. Mr. Hyde is a native of Sandy Hill,
in the State of New York, and has been for
some time one of the most enterprising and
successful of the citizens of that Province.—
He has been for yenre the mail contrite or, and
has distanced all` competitors, in spite of the
unfavorable disposition of the Provincial gov
ernment. Fire years ago, he obtained the con
tract for establishing telegraphic communica
tions between Halifax and Pictou, mid aeon
jolted even his friends by completing the line
in eight days from the commencement of put
ting down the first pole. He has subsequently
established a line to Sydney across the Gulf Of
Canso, Four years ago, he opposed a 'member
of the government running for the Assembly
trout Truro, and, came within half a dozen
vote:, of beating him. We are glad that this
time he has succeeded, and doubt not that ho
will prove one of the most popular and valua
ble members, though not a nutive.—Borion
Scorn—ths APPEAItANCE.—A corres•
pendent at the Boston Journal, writing from
New York, of a late date, speaks as fellows in
regard to the old wur••worn veteran Uenerat
Scott :
In passing down Twelfth St., today, I met
fur the first time for many months, lien. Scutt.
Ile resides in a splendid -mansion in that street,
which he has purchased since the title•of Idea
tenant General was given to hint, with the'Lil•
ary added from the time ofjhe war with Mex
ico. Ile grows old quite rapidly, and the
change in his appearance since the result of
the campaign that elected Gen. Pierce is very
apparent. Ills lofty form is bowed down—his
elastic step ht. passed away—a look of sad.
tees and weariness has settled upon those once
expressive and decided features. lie leads a
very retired life—sees but little company--
rarely appears in public, and • usually walks
alone. It is not possible to see Gen. Scott and
not be struck with the truthfulness, of Shake
spear's assertion, "That there a tide in the
affairs of men."
—The more solemn and dignified egercises of
the Reformed Presbyterian Synod in se,sion at
Pittsburg, were interrupted on Tuesday, says
the Gazette, by a dinner at the Monongahela
House, given by George 11. Stuart, Esq., of
Philadelphia, n prominent and active elder of
the church. The particular object of this festal
interlude was to give the members of the Synod
an opportunity of meeting, for the last tune, in
pleasant scudsl and fraternal intercourse with
Hey. Messrs. Herron and Calddwood, who are
about to depart ffir India, as missionaries.—
Several toasts were given on the oceasian, earn
eliciting a s h in reply. Tim Synod has
been in everal days and have been
priucip with the discussion of a
plan I • the various divisions of
the Sea dans. This question hay
been agita several yeas. • .
LIMA: .Vl . A TIMIL—it i t but "Mae at a time''
that the mind can digest ; but "Mt/edit/ time!
that the mind can absorb; but 'Wilde al a lime"
that the mind can assimilate. The violation of
this law is the reason why, front all this school
ing., scholars learn au little—know so little. t
11 - is the flaxseed story over again. They ta•
tempt to take so much at once, that it all slips
through their fingers, mid lot their handn•are
empty ! This is simple thet. Look about
all around you. You will find, a month or two
months idler the term in closed, that the sehol•
ars can tell you scarcely anything of the things
they went over in term time, mid "recited" to
the teacher. Why ? They undertook su much
that it went through them undiges'e 1 ;
they had not the power to ans;milate as wadi
gaited moss, and aU. ?Ms lent. Occasionally
here and there, an item might have been diges
ted ; that was their;. Now, such might hare
Lem the history qt' eve r : / day.
OUVINI/ES IN K.tioue.—We have intelligence
if fresh outrages in Kansas. A young law.
,er named Phillips has been seized at Leaven
worth by n party of Missourans, carried to
Weston, Mo., his head shaved, hia thee black
ened, then ridden on a rail through the town,
Reeompati d by hideous music, and put up at
auction and sold by a negro. The mob was
. .
still unable to make him promise to leave the
territory, and when he was released his broth
er took him back to. Leavenworth. The Wash
ington Union publishes a series of resolutions,
adopted by the metnbers of the Kausas.Legis
lature, wile received certificates front Governor
Reeder. They declare that they will disregard
the supplementary elections, and admit !he
candidates whom the Governor refused cell&
cates.—nr/li _American.
MAINE LAW IN MICIIIGAN.—Tho liquor shops,
are closed pretty generally, though n few are
dealing out on the sly. Some are under indict
meat and will be dealt with promptly.. Every
day adds to the number, and, therefore, every.
day decreases the amount of violation. At
first, various dodges were attempted, and liquor,
real blue ruin, was sold under the name of pop,
ginger beer, burnt cider, vinegar, and a thou
sand other names signifying something to take.
But when they saw the spirit of submission ta•
king a strung hold upon the mind of the public,
and when one alter another was hauled up to
answer for their violations, they became slight
ly tremulous, and concluded that it was at
least safe to keep out of the way of retribution.
Detroit Ing., May 26.
WHIT NEXT Caledonian Mercury
says, a lady connecto4 with one of the princi
pal churches in the Now Town, Edinburg, Scot.
land, haring become enfeebled in health, and
unable to leave her bed, felt her inability to
join in the public exercise of devotions, ono of
her greatest deprivations. An ingenious friend
suggested that she should take a house adjoin
ing the church, and have ono of those gotta
percha conductors actually led into her bed.—
The suggestion was carried into effect, and
HOW in the solitude of her sick chamber site
listens to the public ministrations of her
ual adviser.
HARD Tines IS ARICANBA3.—The Louisville
Courier learns that the mass of the people of
Arkansas are actually suffering for pie necessa
ries of life, At Little Rock, the principal town
in the State, sugar, coffee, tea, flour, corn, ho„
are commanding famine prices, and hard to get
at any price. The Arkansas and other tributa
ries are nearly all dried up, and the river com
munication entirely cut off. In addition to all
this the growing crops throughout that region
and all the South are very backward, and pro.
sent the most unfavorable avearance.
lotn no *doors.
A Sage Remark.—Onion is Strength.
Busy—The cut worms in our gardens.
A Whiskey Delector—A. woman's nose.
46,* The weather is glorious for the crops.
Louis Napoleon's Good Genius.—Eugenie.
lar Green corn at New Orleans on the lfith
Vile If you want to know the value of mon
ey, earn it.
• •
Ser The Kansas Legislative will assemblu
on tho 2d of July.
The Height of Gallantry.—Kiasing a wo•
man-who takes snuff.
Look 00—We would nark° our dog•orniere
to beware of the "killers."
Wonder—if the ambition of oar young men
reaches as high as their collars?
Afir $200,000 worth of property was des
troyed by fire in Baltimore on Saturday.
Wir The Legislature of Mass., at its recent
session abolished imprisonment for debt.
pir A tire in Wilkesbarre, Pa., on the 26th
destroyed property to the value of nenr $50,-
gir The Illinois Rock Islander proposes
Judge )'flack, of Pennsylvania, for President
in 1856.
Star The inhabitants in the vicinity of St.
Louis were favored on the -18th inst., with a
"hen's egg bait storm."
IlEr The latest Parisian intelligence announ
ces that ..bonnets for the coining summer have
run entirely to, riblipes."
3feiodean , —lhe -choir of the Presbyterian
Church of this borough, has just received net
excellent new molodean.
Sa. Eight wagons filled with Chinese aril- -
des intended for the Universal exhibition have
been sent front ILu•ve to Paris.
igEr The number of dogs in Allegheny City
is eltimated•nt" 7000. Allegheny bids fair to
becoinC the 4olo g na of America.
Co/t7.—The nights and mornings during the
past week have bees unpleasantly cold, and
warm stoves were utmost indispensible fur com
kir Our government is now prepared to
pay the awards of the commissioners under tho
convention between tho, United States and
Crept Britaih.
'• The Poole Association of New Torte
have issued a call for a meeting to take mess•
ores to tted the convietion of Louts ILmen.
Thin is ane wrinkle in law.
Friendship is like a epbbler's tie,
That forms two soles unity ;
lint love is like the cobbler's awl,
Thnt pierces through the sole. and
par The Know -Nothing candidate for May.
or of Troy, gave as a new rendition of the dec•
location of Independence, viz: "Life, liberty,
and the pursuit of Irishmen I"
UV. it was ouco said of a beautiful woman
that from her childhood she had ever °}.':.
smilingly; as if the heart poured joy fro, :he
lips, and they turned into beauty.
Var If we were called upon to give our ide
al, we-would our she is
"Chaste as the icicle
. .
• That's curdled by the frost of purest snow,
Auld hangs on . Dian's temple.'
va.."Never pull out a gray hair," sold a
gentleman to his daughter. "as two generally
come to the funeral:' "I don't care," she no.
swered, "how many COlllO to the funeral, if they
only come dressed in black."
/afay^.lhl vein the promise or Oa,: stately
Their surging depths iinseee wonder chin;
It no wild spelCiiithiulheir might iwides,
To give back thee, 0 loved ani heat ! again
Deir IVron's partiality toward America is
well known, but perhaps never more stem*
expressed titan in a letter to Tom Moore, where
he observes: “1 would rather haven nod from
an American than a snuff box from an ompe•
gioir A pram et:mg an al man with sil
ver hairs, and a very black, bushy beard, ask
ed him "how it happened that his beard was
not so gray as the hair of his head ?" "Be•
cause," said the old gentleman, "it's twenty
years younger 1"
ifo - Ono of the clergymen in Brooklyn hiss 4
forbidden the members of his congregation to
sing the popular song "Pop goes the Weasel,"
because one verse ends thus:
"Tile Fried he kissed the cobbler's tei
. fe ;
Pop goes the weasel."
".ify Friend and Pitcher."—This expression
is found in an old song, running as follows :
Ny friend so rare, my girl so fair,
With such, what mortal can be richer:
Girt. no L o t these; a fig for care,
With ray sweet girl, my friend andpitcher."
fear Mrs. Partington wants to know if it is
not inhuman and contrary to the Maine Liquor
Law, for the Allies to insist ow the Czar taking
four pints? "Only think I the poor man has
to take two quarts at once? I don't wonder
he has resisted, and fit so long about it."
Joe- All things vegetable are rejoicing at
the late genial rain, which, extending widely
over the country, has refreshed the farm fields
and groves, and rendered more audible the
many wieed melody of nature. The air to,
day is tear as the tone of a silver horn, sound.
ing among the echoing Alps.
A Pions Wish.--A chief of the Utah Indi
ans ou his death•bed, recently, requested his
brother to kill at his burial, one Pi•ede woman,
to strangle two Pi•ede girls, bury alive one Pi.
ede toy, and kill sixty horses nod sheep as a
sacrifice, that he might pass in peace to the
happy bunting grounds of the Indian.
A Queslion.—Some time ago, 'Squire Fehl,
of New Alexander, married Henry Fahneatock
to Sarah Ann, daughter, of Jonathan Hall.—
On the 12th instant, be married Jonathan Hall,
a son of Jonathan Hall, to Sarah Jane, dough.
ter of Henry Fahnestock. What relationship
do the parties sustain toward each other?
li:W" A Lawyer once approached a pretty
Quakeress, and said she looked so charming he
couldn't help giving her a kiss.
"Friend," said she, "thee must not do it."
"Oh, by Heaven, I will."
"Well, friend, as thou_ has sworn, time raly
do it i but thou must not make a practic,
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