Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, December 05, 1855, Image 2

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    'untingtion nr
Wednesday Morning, December 5, 1855.
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Is it Possible.
"The Democracy of most of the New Eng
land States helve declared for Gen. Pierce as
the Democratic candidate for Preliideut in '56.
The Cleveland Plaindealer thinks he will he
the nominee of the Convention. The two-third
vote will render a nomination difficult, but Gen.
Pierce may be the man."
The above, which we clip from tbePittsburg
That, roust certainly be a hoax. Gen. Pierce
the democratic nominee for the Presidency in
1856 11—preposterous. We have more cha
rity than to believe that the democratic party,
our old opponent though it be, could be guilty
of so treasonable an act as to remomi nate Gen.
Pierce. We would not be astonished should
rebellious South Carolina, and one or two more
fire-eating States of a like kidney, proclaim
for this seeond edition of Sancho Panza, but
for sober Massachusetts, Vermont, or Connec
ticut to go for Pierce, is, we think, carrying the
joke a geetle' too far.
If the Democracy of the Union could re-no
minate Geu. Pierce, after his inglorious public'
career, it must indeed be sunk deeper in the
mire of political depravity and corruption, than
we had supposed.
Prepayment of Postage.
It will be recollected that by the Act ofllarch
3d, 1835, requiring the postage on all letters
not free sent by mail within the United States,
and not from or to a foreign country, to he pre
paid, it was also enacted that from and after
January 1, 1856, the Postmaster General may
require posttnasters to place postage stamps
upon all prepaid letters upon which such stamps
may not have been placed by the writers.
We learn that the Postmaster General has
decided to require postmasters to comply with
and carry ;uto effect, this provision of the law;
and if not already done, to supply themselves
with postage stamps accordingly, by sending
their order for them to the Third Assistant
Postmaster General. Of course, it is not in-
tended nor expected that this regulation shall
throw upon postmasters the labor of affixing
postage stamps to letters where the writers
might, without inconvenience, have done it for
themselves. The main thing is for postmasters
to keep themselves supplied with stamps, that
all persons haying occasion to use may readily
obtain them.
"We congratulate our neighbor of the Jour
nal on the prospect of again meeting his delis
irprent subscribers, under circumstances some
what more favorable for the liquidation of his
claims upon them. We have just been 'rapped'
•by a departed 'spirit' of one of our own delin
quents into the important information, that the
'hung" subscribers are now occupied at a place
called "ITakadam," fifteen miles this side of
It—et-ordain, wheeling a certain description of
fuel to the principal place of consumption—at
good wahi•es—and that on the arrival of our
Huntingdon brother iss that torrid region, his
claims will be liquor•dated."
Hurd of the Brownsville Clipper throws this
sharp-cornered brick at us, in reference to our
discontinuing two of our subscribers' papers;
our delinqueuts having been hung in Texas.—
All right—when you aro knocked into "pi"
Hurd, and go "the way of all old type," ti•e
hope to have a great old time with you in the
"old slipper" with those "sparrow" with whom
you now hold such friendly intercourse.
New Illustrated Paper.
Frank Leslie, the enterprising editor of the
"Gazette of Fashion" has now made arrange
meets for, and on the tat of December issued
the "Illustrated Newspaper" a specimen sheet
of which is before us and possesses the most
attractive features. Be hopes by this produc
tion to disseminate a taste for those refining
arts, which in elevating the intellectual fiteul
ties, also aid in developing the geuias of a ua•
tiou, by encouraging the culture of the arts of
design. It will contain sixteen pages with nu
merous engravings, and the supplements will
be gratntitously issued whenever required.
Six months subscription, one volume, $2,00.
Address Frank Leslie, New York.
We commend the Illustrated Newspaper to
the citizens of Huntingdon.
Was there ever the Like Before /
In regard to post office mismanagement, any
candid man will say most positively, the like
has never been. Post Master General Camp
bell appears to have a particular regard for
blockheads, by giving them in many instances
fat offices in large towns or villages. It is iu
fact, too had, the way the post office affairs arc
managed. It is unsafe for au individual to mail
a letter, containing a tliree cent piece, especial.
ly if the Jamas Campbell functionary is ac
quainted with the fact. Thin is not the cane
with all post ellico officials at present, but it is
too true in relation to the majority of them.
Blair County.
We understand from the Regiater, that en
last Friday night, the cellar of Me. Donaldson,
of Hollidaysburg, was broken into and rubbed
of some 80 lbs., of butter, 10 duo. eggs, and so
on. That a couple of horses were found near
that place, with old saddles on &c., supposed
to have boon stolen.
We noticed in the same impel., some two
weeks ago, a statement to the effect that a ye.
ry valuable bed of ore had been discovered in
the vicinity of that place, and that two furna.
pee were about being erected. A great inetita•
ties, that Itollidaysburg.
Disposal of the Dead.
Prentice of the Louisville Journal given thu
ocography of burial and burning :—A Routh
Carolina editor inquires whether burning or
burying is the better. If we were tp die in
Kentucky, we should prefer to have our re•
melon luiugle with her glorious soil—but if we
were so unfortunate as to draw our last brcatli
in South Carolina, we should prefer burning
by all mesas.
Open American Organisation.
We have always taken ground in favor of un
open, manly, organization of the great Amer
ican party, dispensing with all those ridiculous
and foolishly absurd ceremonies of initiation,
and oath taking, which have heretofore formed
a prominent feature in the government and reg.
ulution of the society. We can see no reason
why that peculiar party should persevere in
its secret course, or, why it should not rather
abandon the obligatory features of its organi•
zation, and come out at once on an open, broad
National Conservative platform. This we be.
lievo, would be wisdom on the part of the Am.
ericau party, and this, we predict, must be done,
ere the party can become, strictly speaking, a
national one. We hail with delight the efforts
now being made in different States in the Union
to bring about this reform ; at the Now Hamp
shire State Convention, held on the 6th of No.
vember, a resolution was adopted with great
unanimity, to remove and discontinue all cere
monies of initiation into the AMerican part•,
and all obligations except such regulations as
the councils or clubs, in their respective towns
shall think proper to adopt fur their government
&c. This ;vas right and proper, and what the
people demand. Secrecy may have been de
manded when the party was first organized, but
nat. now. Need we point out the glaring evils
to which the party has subjected honest, good
men, under its secret organization ? Certain
ly not, for they ate known to you already. We
point to the "black ball," by which, mon of
irreproachable character, have been denied ad
mission, simply on account of petty dislikes.
Another instance of the effort at open organ
ization, is the sitting with open doors of the
State Council of the American party, in Arkan
sas, a few days ago. Resolutions were also a•
dopted to dispense with all the forms and cere
monies of the Know Nothing Order. Dole.
gates holding these views, were elected to the
National Council which is to be held in Phila
delphin, to nominate a candidate for President.
The Grand Councils of the American party
in South Carolina have also recommended that
the subordinate lodges disband, and absolve
their members from their obligations. An open
organization has been recommended instead.
In New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Lon•!
isiana, and nearly every other State, the Amer
ican party is openly organizing for the Presi
dential ,ampaign. In Pennsylvania ditto.—
Will not our American friends in Huntingdon
County, go to work at once, and organize open
Council., in opposition to the Locofoco Clubs.
Sec to this matter, friends; do not bo
hinds in this reform, because, the American
Party is everywhere coming out as an open or
ganization, upon the broad platform of the U
nion, the Constitution and its Compromises.—
It is all that is necessary to make the Ameri
can party a national one.
Buchanan Ahead.
A correspondent of the Now York Herald,
writing from Philadelphia, is informed from a
reliable source, that Gov. Wise of Virginia, has
written a letter to the latter city withdrawing
his claims In the democratic Presidential nom
ination in favor of Janes naolmoao, oust that
information has been received from Governor
Cobb, of Georgia, also strongly in favor of Bu
chanan. Of the delegates to the democratic
State Convention, Buchanan has 110, and Dal
las 20. We may expect, accordingly, a full
Buchanan delegation to Cincnnatti and resolu•
tions in his behalf from this State Convention,
which will have a powerful influence in other
States. The movement of \Vise in his favor,
is considered as making Buchanan the demo
erotic nominee ; but nothing is certain with the
two-third democratic rule to get over. Perhaps
an effort will be made to repeal it this time in
advance of a nomination. It is talked about.
"Ten cent Jimmy," we think, will be the pin
which the democracy will set up, to give young
"Sans" an opportunity of making a ten strike
on the "etky in '6G, notwithstanding the pow
erful efforts now being made by that Ajax—ass
of democracy, the Huntingdon Globe, the well
known mouth-piece of "John Anderson my Jo,"
to defeat his nomination! We hope the dem.
ocracy will "give Jeemes a lift," if for nothing
else, but to cool his ambition, and give the A
merican public an opportunity of rewarding his
patriotic efforts to reduce American Labor to a
level with that of pauper Europe. "Spot him"
and let the vote in '56 tell that Samuel has
been ''bobbin' around."
The "Nigger." a Great "Institution."
One of our cotemporaries throws off the fol.
lowing pointed paragraph concerning the slaw
cry system of the South :
"The "nigger" is a great, in fact a dup.-
dons institution. He answers a threefold put ,
pose, and that is more than many white men
are capable of. In the first place hose., hoes
and gatherslti 6 product which clothes a world;
whirls has made Massachusetts rich and saucy
—better than her neighbors ; which enables
England to carry• on a war against Russia and
supplies France with the sinews of conflict, and
which helps Christian nations to cut each eth
er's throats, by furnishing the raw material in
tiespensable to the prosecation of multifarious
branches of industry."
Secondly, our cotemporary says, the nigger
serves the purposes of the abolition agitators of
the North ; and thirdly,. the secession fire cat
ers of the South, which is all tr.. We must
admit it. Dispense with the "nigger," and the
stock in trade of these ultras of both sections,
is gone. Common charity, therefore, to the ab
olitionists and secessionists, requires that the
institution should he kept np. Thousands of
philanthropic demagogues in the North, who
live upon the suffixing. of "Uncle Tom," and
the credulity of benevolent political women
and sickly fanatics, would be thrown out to
starve or to steal if the "nigger"•were abolish
ed. He is, in fact, a great "institution," and
he must be kept up to regulate the, currency.
Rear Ermason.
Brownson, the noted Catholic Reviewer, has
published a review of the controversy between
Prof. McClintock and Mr. Chandler in regard
to the Temporal Power of the Pupe. It will
he recollected that Mr. Chandler undertook to
affirm that the Temporal Power was nut a rue'
Lignired dogma of the Church in this country.
Browusou is very severe on Chandler, and, al.
ter giving due credit to the ability which Prof.
McClintock has displayed in his reply, ecpres•
ses the hope that its clear and convincin g ar .
gamma. may deter Mrr C. and other indiscreet
and would hu advocates of Romanisni from gi•
ving further publicity to their "heretical semi•
protestant upinitum,"
Hard Working Yen
You complain of hard times, and no wonder.
During the last year, there have been imported
into our country almost $400,000,000 worth of
foreign manufactures, which our exports have
failed to meet by $26,000.000 in gold, so that
the whole amount to be paid in coin, is over
64,000,000 I Ah, yes ; money is scarce, and
who'll wonder ? This free and wholesale trade
all on one side, don't pay American mechanics
just so well. But you would have it so, end so
be it. Protect American industry, as it ought
to be, and the boot would be on the other foot.
Laboring man, think of this. Now can you,
consistently with your declaration that you fa
vor home protection, support or in any manner
lend your aid to the Locofoco Tory Party ?
Conte now, let us reason together—Ma not
the Locofoco Party always, and in all places, in
all manners and ways opposed all efforts on
the port of the true friends of the soil to pro.
test American labor, from eight cent per diem
standard of pauper Europe I Is it not so ?
Don't you remember a particular speech of a
particularly conspicuous leader of Locofocoism
at present, once upon a time ? Hardworking
man, you cannot, surely you cannot identify
yourself with the party which steals the bread
from your children's mouths ?
They will "Turn."
Commodore R. F. Stockton, of New Jersey,
whom the Locofocos talked of running for Pre.
sident, a few years ago, writes to an American
meeting i n Trenton, a letter, from which we
take the following paragraph. There are a
great many democrats in old Huntingdon Co.
who think and feel on this subject, precisely as
does the Commodore, but unlike him, they are
afraid to make it public. Democrats of old
Huntingdon, read this paragraph and see if
it is not a better platform than the one you
at present support :
"I am unwilling to permit tho occasion to
pass without expressing my entire concurrence
in the patriotic principles of the American par.
ty, which have bad forgo many years the appro.
val of my head and heart. They aro
First—The Constitution with its Compromi
Seeml—The preservation of the Union at
all hazards.
Third—The naturalization laws should bo
abolished or essentially modified.
Fourth—Americans alone should rule Amer
ea. They only should be appointed to the
high mad responsible executive of fi ces under our
Of course the Commodore can no longer
'shine' in the Locofoco party after that. A good
American makes a very bad Locofoco. He
must stand back.
Naval Activity,
Notwithstanding the peaceful statements of
the Washington press, there are indications
that our government is preparing actively let
some naval demonstration in the West Indies.
According to the New York Post, there is con.
siderable movement at . the Brooklyn Navy Yard
just now, and it is rumored that the Secretary
of the Navy has given orders fur the immediate
equipment of the sloop of war Falmouth, as
well ns the .w unfinished frigate, both, it is
5“;..1, detained t... it... Wee* 1.13.
sloop of war Cyane has already goneto join the
squadron on the same station, and the IT. S.
frigate Potomac, the flag ship of the Home
Squadron, sailed last Tuesday from New York
to the West Indies. Here ace two vessels cer•
taittly known to ho destined for that region, and
two more rumored to be. Considerable activi
ty is also manifest in the Philadelphia Navy
Hoops, not those that noisy boys trundle a
long the streets, but those that fashionable la
dies are doomed to wear in their dresses, are
begining to appear in considerable numbers
along our streets. We observed several on the
street yesterday, and their happy possessors
were the "observed of all observers." One la
dy in particular, with fawn colored dress, and
red shawl sailed alone with the ease find grace
of an old goose upon a pond of dirty water.—
She seemed to be aware that she was creating
a sensation, and therefore done her best to
look fashionable and interesting. Had ste
however been able to hear "some" of the re
marks which were made as she tripped along
we rather guess 'she would not have carried
herself so boldly. Of all the follies nod troub
les which fashion itnpuses on her votaries this
last "hoop fashion" is the most abominable.—
There is neither "rhyme or reason,in it."
They Feel Better.
The English people wore lately very much
alarmed at the prospect of a war with the Uni•
led States. The panic, however, bus subsided
according to the latest news. It is well that
such a demonstration was made by the British
Government. It has now learned thafthopeo
pie of England want no war with the United
States, and will not permit it. We hare al
ways said that the English people were right
on the question ; hut the government and the
aristocracy need a rebuke from this country
that will teach them the right moaning of the
Monroe Doctrine.
The Governor among the Shanghais.
Prom the Philadelphia papers of Saturday,
we learn that Gov. Pollock arrived in that city
on.last week, and visited the State Poultry So
ciety's Exhibition, in company with Mayor Con
rad, and other officials. In the course of the
afternoon, a dinner was given by the Society,
at which Shanghais were eaten, Chittagons
were toasted, and Bantams were talked about.
One of the newspapers informs 118 that Mayor
Conrad discoursed very eloquently on the sub.
ject of fowls in a commercial point of view,
referring to Greece for an example. The ex
hibition was well.attended.
Fugitive Slaves.
The New Bedford, Mass., Standard of Fri
day, says, sixteen passengers arrived there on
the Underground Railroad on the previous day,
and that the road is doing a "large and safe
husiness." The Lo Roy, (N.Y.) Gazette, says
further, that four runaway slaves from Mary
land passed through, that town last Wednesday
on their way to Canada.
Broke Jail
A follow named Frank Cobb,) confinod iu the
Dauphin county prison for larceny, escaped an
Monday last. Ile worked his way out with an
old knife ;out a tile. With them ho managed
to make his way to the roof front whom:o ho
descouded by a rope.
American National Convention•
E. 11. Bartlett, Esq., President of the Amer.
lean National Council, has issued an official
call from a National Convention of the Amer
lean party for the purpose of nominating can
didates for President and Vice President, to be
held in Philadelphia on the 22d of February
next, to be composed of one delegate from each
Congressional district, and two from each State
Council. •
A special meeting of the National Council
will be held at Philadelphia on the 18th of Fel).
ruary for the transaction of such business as
may be brought before it.
Congress commenced its session on Monday.
On Saturday evening the Democratic members
of the Howie held a caucus, and nominated
Colonel Itichordson, of Binois, as their midi.
date for Speaker, and Mr. Bank., of Virginia,
editor of Southside Democrat, for Clerk, Cor.
nelius Wendell, for Printer, Mr, McKeon for
Door. Keeper, Mr. Johnson for Postmaster,
and Mr. Glossbrenner for Surgent-at-arms.
Col. Forney withdrew from the canvass for
Pius of* EMI.
A Quetta SENTENCLA man has been con
victed at Wilmington, Del., of stealing a pock
et book, and sentenced to pay, as restitution,
$13,65, to be whipped with twelve lashes, to be
imprisoned three months, and to wear a con
vict's jacket for the space of aim months.
THE. VALUE Or A VOTE.—Wm. H. Smith ,
naturalised citizen, has brought a suit in the
fourth court in New Orleans, against James
Beggs and Brutus Wells, two of the judges of
election in that city, for rejecting h is vote at
the late election, and claims $5OOO damages.
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FANATICISM RUN MAIL-At, the election in
Now York, the State ticket upon which
Fred Douglas, a negro, was a candidate, cocci.
ved fifteen votes in Oswego county. Men who
would thus trifle with the elective franchise,
and desecrate the glorious privilege, by using
it in so repulsivo a manner, do not deserve to
enjoy it.
.Cuuiots N EEDLEC A SE.-Dr Fearing, of Nan.
tucket, Mass., has taken from tho stomach, nb•
down, and left side of a patient, named Jane
Jaws, sixtytwo needles, and more remain.—
The patient, some years ago, was deranged in
mind, and fancied herself a . pincushion, swal•
lowing all the needles and pine she could lay
hands on.
AN INVASION or lueoAnu.—A correspondent
of the London Times furnished the editors with
pithy and truthbil answer to the assaults up
on this country recently made in the columns
of that journal. In regard to the rumored
'invasion' of the Emerald Isle, the writer said
"To Ireland the only invasion ever attempted
from our shores was an invasion in 1847 by
American shim which was loaded with grain,
to feed its then starving population."
WOMEN as LAWYERS.—The New York Times
lets off the following ill-natured paragraph
"As women are naturally teachers, they
might succeed in the pulpit, and as they are
the best of nurses when pain and anguish wring
the brow, they might succeed as physicians ;
but as a lawyer. 0! gentle Portia I 0 I hard.
featured Sally Brass I take any other shape than
this, antryou may preserve the love, the•respect
and the *confidence of the sterner sex ; but a lb
!nate lawyer , —faugh !"
Lloyd's forthcoming Steamboat Directory gives
a thrilling instance of the necesity for woman
knowing how to swim. When the if •fated Ben
Sherrod was in flames on the Mississippi river,
and the lady passengers who had thrown them
selves into the water, were drowning around
the boat, the wife of Captain Castleman jump
ed into the river, with her infant in her arms,
and swain ashore, a distance of half a mile, ho.
ing the only woman saved oat of sixteen. She
had learned to swim when a girl.
liam J. Dunn, of Company U, Mounted Itifle•
men of the United States Army, was recently
tried by court martial at Fort Mclntosh, Texas
and sentenced to ho hung for mutiny and the
murder of Sergeant John Williams, of the same
regiment and company, by shooting him with
a revolver, at Limp Creek, El Paso read, Sex.
as, on or about the :10th of June last. The
sentence will be executed on the fourth Friday
next succeeding the reception of the Presidents
confirmation of it at Port Mclntosh.
ANOTHER ! RICH LEHACY.—The Syracuse pa
pers state that Messrs. Morris & Gardner, two '
merchants of that city, have received intelli
gence that they are heirs to liio,oob,ooo in
money and property in England. Lord Gard
ner, an English nobleman, is said to have beets
the original owner of this property, and one of
his descendants was, according to the story, Mr.
Gardner, of New York, who was killed by the
explosion on board the Princeton, on the Poto
mac. The present wife of ex-President Tyler
was the daughter of Mr. Gardner, and of course
is one of the heirs if there he any such legacy.
THE NEXT POPC—There seems to be strug.
gle between France and Austria as to which of
the two countries shall furnish a successor to
Pius IX. Austria has shown a readiness to
sacrifice her own independence in deference to
the demands of the Papal Power, while Franco
rules Rome with French bayonets. Both gov.
crnments are ambitions of Becuring the Papal
Tiara, nod France desires, it is said, to make
Lucien Buonaparte a Cardinal preparatory to
his being made Pope. Long before the time
comes for the elevation of a successor to the
present Pope, we hope to see the Church and
State separated in Italy. Nothing but foreign
soldiery now keeps the States of the Church in
political subjection to the Pope.
the Pittsburg Board of Trade, a gentleman sub.
milted a proposition on the subject of improving
the Ohio river, by converting it into a slack we
ter canal. The suggestions were unanimously
approved by the Board, and were earnestly re
commended to public consideration.
The distance from Pittsburg to the month of
the Ohio is 977 miles, with an aggregate fall of
42 feet. It is assumed that to convert the en
tire river into slack water would require only
50 locks, of an average lift of $ feet, which
would create pools of an average length of 122
miles. The average cost of the work is from
seven to ten thousand dollars per mile, which
is supposed to be about half the expellee of an
ordinary canal, or about one-third the average
cost of a railroad.
MAIM. Ei,wrios.—The official returns of
the vole east for Governor at the August elec
tion, were opened and counted by the two hou
ses of the Legislature, in Convention, last Sat
urday. No returns were received from the
counties of Marshall, Morgan mud Coaecuh.
Upon counting the vote, it appearedthat—
John A. Winston received • • - 42,238
G. D. Shorthridgo ...... 30,639
Majority for Winston • • • 11,599
The Speaker of the house thereupon declar
ed that Julia, A. Winston having received a ma•
jority of the votes east, wee constitutionally
elected Guvurnor of Alabama fur the (Milling
ONO years.—Abbilt: lion. Nov. 22c1.
writing from China to the New York Times,
after giving an account of the numerous execu
tions of the rebels, says :
"Two weeks since, to vary the scene, they
had n crucifixion. A woman was sentenced to
be crucified, for the crime of linving given birth
to ono of the rebel chiefs. If a titther is a rebel,
his family is considered the same, and the whole
family, from the old man of four score to the
child of four years, share the saine fate. The
poor woman was nailed to the cross while liv
ing, a gash made across the forehead to the
bone, and the skin peeled down so ns to hang
over the eyes ; after which the breasts wore cut
off ;they then proceeded to break every hone
in her body ; a large knife was next thrust into
the throat and passed downward, cutting the
chest open. The executioner then throbs in
his hand, and grasping the heart, tore it from
its socket, aild laid it bleeding and reeking be
fore fore the judge. At Shanglitte they drown them
by dozens. •
FAN.—A Washington paper says:
"Last night the President received a telegra•
phis despatch from some person in New York
relating to a rumor or statement brought by a
passenger in the Pacific, to the effect that a
crowd or mob, very much excited by the rep
resentation that the Ministry designed to go to
war with the United States, assembled around
Lord Pahnerston's house, in a threatening and
resentful manner, and that Mr. Buchanan ap•
peered before them and gave them satisfactory
assurances that there was no danger of the o c
currence of a war between the two countries,
and that, so (a: front having demanded his pass
ports, in consequence of any difficulty, the cor
respondence between hint and the government
had been of a very amicable nature. How
cinch truth there may he in this despatch I
cannot undertake to judge ; but it appears that
the Times' article, if it could raise a mob, could
not much affect United States securities on.the
stock exchange.
The Cincinnati Enquirer says :
During last summer, an estimable citizen,
named Theodore bawling, who resides on Free
man street, near the canal, was bitten in the
hand by a ferocious dog. At the time he tho't
but little of it, but in a few days afterwards he
read an account of the sufferings and death of
a German from the effe!t of hydrophobia, and
from that period he has been laboring under
the horrible impression that he was destined to
be seized with that malady. The idea has so
affected him thnt from a steady, industrious,
and hard.working man, the pride and slipped
of his family, he has become a constant inebri
ate, for, during his sober moment, the phantom
of hydrophobia is so palpably before him that
he flies to the bottle to drown in sottish forget.
fulness the fearful nightmare. The consequence
is, that his wife and children, who, up to the
time of his being afflicted with this unhappy
hallucination, were iu easy and • respectable
circumstances, are now suffering from poverty
and privation, anti perhaps, the distorted imag.
illation of the unfortunate man, may engender
the catastrophe of which he has such a horror.
ssoo.—The Cleveland Plaindoaler tells the fol
"A lady passed through hero a few days
since in hot pursuit of her husband, who had
been smitten with a smart attack of "passional
attraction," and had nut away with another wo
man from Wyoming county, New York, to Lo
rain county. She took a brace of officers from
this city, and went to Flyrin. The gentleman
snuffing the approach of danger, left his money
with a nephew to effect a diversion with the
enemy, and took the cars for the South. On
reflection, Ifo senspeotoa tha Lonn.ty Liu 00.
phew, and took the next train back to look after
his money. lfere lie encountered the pursuing
party, and negotiations were opened. rt ',mul
led in the lady's selling out all her right, title
and good will, is .d to the husband, and his
purchasing a dishonorable peace, for five hun
dred dollars. The lady returned to Wyoming,
without a husband, but with a pocket fall of
sfir•Employin g one to make fictitious bids
at auction, or getting the auctioneer to "run
the property up," renders the sale void. In
Beading, l'a., last week, a suit was brought on
a promissory note, given by a widow, for the
first payment on a property which she bid in,
for $1,601, at a public sale held by plaintiff.—
The defence was, that the sale wan illegal, the
Plaintiff having employed what- the law terms
"puffers," at the sale—thut is, individuals to
make fictitious bids for the purpose of runnieg
up the property, and that in this way lie gotta:
property up t 0 .51,600, and then told defendant
if she would bid one dollar more she should
have the property. She did so, and it was
struck off to her and the note given. An effort
wan made on the other side to contradict all
this, and show that the property was not sold
above its real valve. The Court charged that
the value of the property was of no consequeu ce
that the law does not allow fictitious bids, that
if "puffers" ware employed, the solo was abso
lutely void. Verdict for defendant.
A PRIEST ON A Faoi.w.—On Thursday eve
ning, officer Briumre was requested by Mr. Mar.
tin, storekeeper, corner of Lydius and Grand
streets, to remove an intoxicated person from
his store. Officer 11. went over and found a
person of middle age, respectfully dressed but
quite intoxicated, sitting by the fire. As Mr.
Martin could not be troubled with the man on
the premises, and the night was too cold for
him to be safe out of doors, officer Brnsure
took him to the station house for protection,
having no authority to arrest him. The man
represented himself as a merchant from Phila.
dolphin. In the morning, however, the officer
feeling satisfied that he was a Priest, by vari
rious means elided a confession from loin that
he was a Catholic Priest, and the pastor of a
church in Philadelphia : That some twelve
years since he preached in this oily. He gave
his name as Jas. Smith, and said he had been
seine ten days in town during which time he
hail been drunk two or three times. In the
morning Priest Smith was permitted to go on
his way, and will probably keep himself close
during the remainder °fins stay here.—Albany
Weawrea IN 1118 YOUTIL—A. collec
tion of Daniel Webster's letters, with biograph
ical notes, is about to be published in Boston,
from which a correspondent of the New York
Evening Post extras to a few passages. It ap.
pears that Daniel, while a law studer.t helped
to support his brother Ezekiel, at College, by
copying deeds, &e., the latter also occasionally
recruithig his finances by school teaching. The
correspondence between the two, on the ways
and means, is interesting. Daniel writes to his
brother, under the slate of Salisbury, N. 11.,
Nov. 4, 1802, as follows
"I have now by me two cents in lawfnl fede
ral currency. Next week I will send them, if
they be all. They will buy a pipe—with a
pipe you can smoke—smoking implies wisdom
—wisdom is allied to fortitude—from fortitude
it is but oue step to stoicism, and stoicism ne
ver pants for this world's goods. So, perhaps,
my two cents, by this process, may put you
quite at ease about cash."
Again, as late as June 10th, 1801, ho writes
from Salisbury, after having declined a com
fortable office in order to pursue a profession;
"Zeke, I don't believe but what Providence
will do well for us yet. We shall live, and live
comfortably. I have this week eoinewithin an
ace of being appointed Clerk of the Coast of
Common Pleas, for Hillsborough county. Well
you will say you arc no better otF than if you
had not come within an ace. Perham I um—
say nothing, but thiuk a deal, and do not din.
trust the gods
Educational Meeting,
In pursuance of notice the school directors,
tench°rs and quite a large number of the citi
eons of Franklin township, assembled nt the
Public School house in Mechanicsville on Sat
urday evening the 24th of November. The
meeting was called to order by Mr. Barr, the
County Superintendent. On motion, Major
John Zentmyer, President of the Board of
School Directors of Frankliu District, was elec
ted Chairman, and 11. T. White, Secretary.
The meeting was opened with prayer by the
Rev. E. W Kirby.
By request of the Chairman, Mr. Hoer, sta.
ted the object of the meeting, and addressed
the audience in a speech somewhat lengthy,
but nevertheless instructive and interesting, up
on the subject of "Common School Education."
Ile spoke with much force of the origin, pro
gress pod ultimate perfection of our Common
Schools and urged the necessity of having them
graded wherever practicable. He spoke of the
advantages of good enormous schools, urged
upon all the necessity of taking greater interest
in their welfare.
Rev. E. WI Kirby made a brief, but very ap
propriate address. He portrayed the greet
good resulting from a proper use of the nouns
placed at our disposal, and argued that all should
give cheerfully and bountifully of their abun
dance for the support of Common Schools.—
He pointed out the advantages derived by the
community from the education and proper trai
ning of youth.
Mr. Barr stated to the meeting the duties of
his oilier, and gave the reasons why he was un
able to discharge those duties. lie also stated
that he was under the necessity of leaving lmt
hoped the meeting would be continued till a
later hour.
The propriety of raising the salary of the
County Superintendent was then introduced by
Mr. J. A. Pollock, who urged strongly the ne
cessity of something being done immediately
in order to enable the Superintendent to devote
his time exclusively to the interest of the
Schools. H. T. White spoke of the suicidal
policy the School Directors were pursuing by
permitting the salary of the Superintendent to
remain so low, Its to preclude the possibility of
realizing one half of its benefits. Ho showed
that in other counties where a reasonable com
pensation way allowed, the people were reaping
a sufficient reward, and are appreciating the
late school lame.
J. Wareham Mattern, Esq., said that ednca•
tion was power, and that so long as we co a ti',•
ued to improve our means of education, nod
grow in knowledge, just so long would we, as n
nation, continue to grow in ;lower and national
prosperity; and whenever the people comet] to
appreciate and countenance popular education
just so soon will the American Bag, with its
stars and stripes, cease to wave in triumph up.
On Repablican American soil.
Remarks were els., made by Messrs. Conrad,
Mellvain, G. W. Matter', and Bice.
On motion tie following resolutions were
WIIEREAA, We, as School Directors, teachers
and citizens, believe that the County Superin.
tendency in a great auxiliary to the Common
School system, and being convinced that the
salary of our County Superintendent is inane.
quote to enable him to discharge its duties tic.
cording to the injunctions of the law, There.
fore :
lkwilved, That we will lend our aid to later
his salary sufficiently augmented, so that he
CRII fully comply with the requirements at the
law, and devote his time exclusively to the
Common Schools.
Resolved, That we hold a District Education
al Meeting at this place sometime in January
next, and that Messrs. J. Zentmyer, J. A. l'ob
lock and H. T. White be appointed a commit
tee to snake the necessary arrangements.
Resolved, That a copy of the proceedings of
of this meeting he prepared by the Secretay
for publication,. and that they be published in
all the papers in the county.
11, T. WHITE, Scc'y.
Sing Sing, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1851—
Within the past two days we have bad two
disturbances in the prison located at this place
which have resulted in a serious and danger.
ons assault upou several of the officers, and in
the death of one of the convicts. I give you
the particulars :
Yesterday. about 2 o'clock, Adam W. Biro,
a Relief Keeper at the prison, went into the
foundry to relieve Mr. Hatfield the regular
keeper of the shop. Mr. Bird was immediate
ly engaged in conversation by one of the con
victs, who asked him if ho had stated to the
principal officers that lie had found coffee, tea,
sugar and ruin, in that shop. Bird replied that
he had not. While the keeper was thus enga
ged, a convict, named Edward McGrath, made
an attack upon Bird, assaulting hint with his
fists. This attack was joined in by some eight
or ten others Bird was knocked down and bad
ly bruised. Another keeper came to the res
cue of Bird, and, being assisted by two convicts
named Freeman and Foe, succeeded to getting
Bird out of the shop. Benjamin Leggett then
entered the shop and ordered the men to go to
their work. The order was obeyed by all but
McGrath, who struck at Mr. Leggett, and cal
led to the rest of men to "come MO Several
of the convicts immediately responed to this
call, but Mr. Leggett succeeded in getting oat
of the shop, and obtaining a carbine, returned
to the scene of the riot, where he was joined
by the spout and warden and the principle
the convicts were again ordered to work,
and, not obeying. the officers proceeded sum.
moray to enforce the order. Mr. Batteman beat
back McGrath with his cane, and Mr. Leggett
was forced to break his carbine over the head
of a'stalwart negro named Smith. Finding
themselves met by determined men, the con
victs returned to their duty, and order was res.
As an evidence that this was a concocted
plot, it was noticed that when the struggle first
commenced McGrath raised the window, and
celled out to the convicts in the brass shop that
"the war had commenced—came on I" Ile al
so made the same call to thu men in the file
he men in the brass shop started to respond
to this call, but Mr. Lewis, the foreman in the
shop stood at the door, and drove them bark
to their work. But for this determined cool
ness on the part of Mr. Lewis, 1 can hardly
doubt but that both shops would have been is
open rebellion.
The men in the file shop paid no attention
to the call of McGrath, but kept steadily at
McGrath ix a man of small stature—hut of
high temper and determined resolution. 110
was convicted of grand larceny in the city cif
New York, on the Gth of October, I F 52, and
sentenced to tour yearn imprisonment. He is
an Irishman.
This tnerning there was II tillittablince iu thu
quarry gang, wuich resulted in the death of a
convict named l'oben.—N. 1: Daily 7'isacd.
*vigil Pim
One week later from Europe.
New YORK, Nov. 30.
The steamship Atlantic, front Liverpool, with
dates to Saturday, the 17th Met, arrived at her
wharf this evening at 9 o'clock.
The Atlantic Mk Liverpool nt 4 o'clock, I',
111., on the 17th, and brings 175 passengers.—
She experienced heavy westerly gales for the
last ten days.
The Atlantic arrived out at Liverpool on the
11th inst., and the St. Louis the same day at
Southern ;Am.
'duo 11 AL—The latest despatches from the
seat of war report officially from Lord Stafford
Redeliffe, tt victory gained on the sth of Nur.
by Omar Pasha, over a force of ten thousand
litissions,mostly Georgian Militia, at the river
Ingour, which Omar Pasha, with the Turks,
20,000 strong, crossed at four different points,
taking CO prisoners, three guns, and causing a
loss of 400 in killed and wounded. The Tim
kish lose is 300.
' A private despatch, which evidently refers tir
same encounter, says the Turks crossed the
river at the seaport of Anal:lia, and stormed
the Russian redoubts, sifter which they pushed
forward toward Kola's. distant sixty miles from
Keyes WPM still besieged, but' appearances
indicate that the Russians will retire io
There is nuth ing new from the Crimea. Both
armies are whoty occupied in hutting, prepa.
ring for winter.
Only a few ships remained in the Dnieper.
•The bulk of the fleet is returning to Constanti
A desultory fire is kept up between the north.
and south side of Sebastopol, and the fortifica
tion abut!' sides are being augmented.
Thu latest dates by letter are to the of
November. The weather continued very tine..
The latest despatch from Gortschakoff, dated
November Pith. says there is nothing new in.
Crimea. The enemy continue to occupy the•
valley of Buider, where they have two divas
A Russian cadet, who had deserted. reports
that Gortochakoft had determined to hazard
an attack upon the Allies, who were in cotton.
gnome every night reinlbreing their advanced
pots, and supporting them with Mild arta.
(Amid Zainerski has boon appointed to raise
and command a division of Cossacks and Pules
for the British service.
lkuoits op P.m—Rumors of peace are
extremely prevalant but vague. llipluwncy is
active, especially at Stockholm, Vienna anti
A St. Petersburg despatch says the Empe
ror left Niculaiefr on the 7th of November for
the Crimea, to thank in person Cortschitkofro
army: He returns via Moscow to St. Peters
Up to the 12th of November the Allies hod
not undertaken anything in the Crimea.
The exportation of brendstutlk tat been
prohibited in all the Turkish ports, and
tations allowed duty free.
A portion of the French fleet had arrived in
Bleats Bay.
A private despatch says Russia has abso•
lutely prohibited the export of Breadatutls.
&Teeden ix expected to follow her example.
The allied Nees at the mouth of the Bug
and Dnieper had been reduced twelity•eight
The official accounts of Generals 'Mllimns
and Mouravieff of the Miceli upon Kars have
been published.
RE:4I. MPTION OF NEaccrertrtoNs.—Gen Wedeli
Lux been autorout to Berlin. It is reported
that tic is again to be deApatched to Paris on
peace projects.
NuMert;us communications are being exchan.
ged het Wl,ll the Coatis of Vienna and St. l'e•
tersbor,, lett it Is thought the preliminaries
Mr peace negotiations will not take a definite
shape till the arrival or Sir Ilmoilton Seymour
the new British :11iiiist, at Vienna.
A Berlin despatch, dated the 3d, says it up.
peals more and more positive that preliminn•
ries are being strangest at ltru:•scls, •with the
assent of Russia, for the resumption of sego•
tistions. Notwithstanding nil the denials arc
persisted in, it is believed that peace is not fin•
FRANCE.-The formal closing of the PariA
exhibition and the distribution by the Emperor
of the decorations and medals adjugated, took
place on the 15th. The list of American jrrc•
miss received. The Emperor made a briel ad.
dross, extolling the benefits of the exhibition.—
In allusion to the war, be said
"You desire, as I do, a speedy and desirable
peace ; hut this peace, to be thimble, must
distinctly realize the objects fur which the war
was undertaken. Europe must decide who is
right and who is wrong, nod the lionl victory .
be achieved by public (Tilden." •
Ile called on lUreigll countries desiring !woo,
to pronounce for or against the allies, RIO ar•
geed that without peace or rest, the lin.ging of
these arms was necessary to carry out the ob•
jecbs of the alliance.
EN. LA N tis rumored that the Secretary.
ship of tho colonies, refused by the Duke of
Now Castle, will be given to Frederic l'eel, who
will ho succeeded in the War (Mice by Lnr•
Gen. Cedrington accepts the command' of
the army iu the Crimea.
Orders and ribbons have been bestowed on
Generals Pellisicr and Simpson.
The Chartists under Ernest Junes rind other
former leaders have re-appeared in n protest
against the recent expulsion of the refugees
fro!! Jersey.. . .
The American whaler John Henry fell in
with the abandoned British Arctic ship, the
Resolute, of Belcher's expediton, in Davis's
Straits, and took possesiou of her, abandoning
their own ship.
BEi.ttiv u—The Belgium Chambers had been,
re•opoeed. The King's speech is highly con
gratulatory upon the ileurething, state of the
nation, but makes no filiation to the won.
Gen. Cautrobert had an audien, with the
King of Sweeden, and met a cordial reception,
but nothing as to the success of his mission
is known. Rumor says it has reference to an
alliance between a member of the Bonaparte
family of Sweeden.
All the governments invited to lake part iu
the Conference with refercee to the Sound
Dues, including Russia, Mid signified their in
tention of being represented.
•. • -
DENSlARK.—Defiroark repudiates all iuS9ll
tion of relinquishing neutrality, or etderiog.
into negotiations for altering the law of slice.
elan. It is reported that CuaroLit will visit
Copenhagen on his return.
SrAtx.—'fho troubles in Saragossa, Spain,
are over, and order has been restored.
SAltelXiS.—The difficulties between Sardin
in and Tuscany are ott tho point of being set
tied. The Sardinian Chambers opened no the
12th. The King,
in his speech, gloried in the
alliance with the Western Powers.
1r0.r.-31azza, the discharged Minister of
Police, has been promoted by the King of Na•
Ides to Councillor of State.
Ex-President Fihnore was on his way to It
The eleelibnS in Switzerland resulted in the
triumph of the Radicals.
tiaeece•—The U. S. Minister to tireeee
excited attention .11 exchanging formal visits
with the Russian Minister.
French parrs say the 'United States au'
lir pay olf the indebtedness of Greece to ling•
land and France, in consideration of receiving
time island of Milo fur ninety years.
The American squadron left Athens on lit
9th of Nov, for Constantinople.