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Wednesday Morning, February 27,1856,
WILLIAM BREWSTER, EDITORS,
lIAM. G. WHITTAKER.
A. splendid article, fur sale. Inquire at this
office. This is decidedly the best article in the
market. It is warranted good. Price $8 per
Kir Twelve cars laden, with coal, passed o•
war the Stonerstown Brite on Saturday last.
Their arrival in town created quite an excite•
tar Rev. N. S. Buckingham, the pastor of
the Methodist congregation of tltis Place, deliv
ered his farewell sermon in the Presbyterian
Church, to a large audience, on Sabbath eve.
t We in all good nature again request a err
ttain offspring of a certain Papish priest to leave
off slandering his neighbors. A man born in
a nunnery has no right to vilify his betters.—
Remember that, brother Augustine.
War The literary gentleman who behaved so
outrageous in the Town Hall the other evening
is requested to call round at the barber shop,
as there is a leather medal for him, there.
Tire RAVEN.—By the particular request of
our particular young friend and correspondent
"KIM," we next week will publish that admi
rable piece of Poe's, entitled the 'Raven,"
which he wrote--
"-Upon a midnight dreary,
While he pondered weak and weary."
OUR BOOK TABLE.
LESLIE'S N. Y. JocaNAL.—This magnificent
magazine of fashions, comes to us for March,
superbly filled with plates of the very latest
fashions, engravings, &e. It is a splendid
GRAHAM'S MAGAZINE.-This magazine for
March has been received. It fully sustains its
high character, and we believe the present No.
is equal to any other magazine in the country.
Send $3,00 to A. H. Sue, Phila.
GOREY'S LADY'S Booz.—This valuable book
for March is on our table, and is an admirable
No. The engravings, fashion platen,
are beautiful, and we really cannot see how the
ladies can deprive themselves of this rich treat,
when by sending only $:l,00 to L. A. Godey,
Phila., it can be obtained.
Judge Wilkins has introduced into the Penn.
sylvania Senate an Act to establish a Western
Asylum fur the Insane Poor, to be located at
or near Pittsburg. An ais; ropriation of ten
thousand dollars was granted by the Logisla.
tore, last year, to enlarge the present Ilbsffital
at Pittsburg, but, being totallj inadequate to
accomplish any practical good, was suffered to
remain unlifted in the hops that the present
Assembly would add to the sum sufficiently to
greatly increase the accommodations of the old
or allow the erection of a now Westcrn Hospi
tal for the Insane.
It is a lamentable fact that whilst there are
hospital accommodations in Pennsylvania fee
but nine hundred Insane, tlero are at present
in this State three thousand human beings
whose minds God has clouded with insanity.—
What nobler cause for the patrounge cf a great
State than to devise means to alleviate the eon.
dition of this most afflicted class of our fellow
beings. We trust the present Legislatore may
take the matter in hands and make that provi.
aims demanded by the character of the constit
uency they represent and the cause.
Public Schools in Pennsylvania.
We learn from the :Superintendent of the
common Schools, that during the past year the
whole number of school districts •vao 1,632 ;
of schools, 10,469 ; number of schools yet re.
quired, 059; average number of month taught
s¢; number of mule teachers, 8,003 ; nu9er
of female teachers, 4,1.10; average salaries of
male teachers per month, 522,29 ; averneeisal•
aries of female teachers per month, $14,19
whole number of malescholars, 295,889 ; whole
number of female scholars, 233,120 ; total
number of scholars, 529,059 ; number of schol
ars learning German, 10,015 it, rage number of
scholars attending schools, 3 , 11,3 If ; average
cost of teaching for one scholar• per month, 581
cents ; whole number of teachers, 12,143 ; whole
amount of tax levied for school purposes, $l,-
242,223 70 ; amount of tax levied for building
purposes, $139, 076 43; total amount levied
for the system, $l, 334,937.04 , amount receiv
ed from the State appropriation, $159,331.17 ;
amount received from collectors of school tax,
$1,127,992.61; cost of construction, $1,041,571.
96; cost of fuel and contingencies, $110,383.19;
cost of school houses, purchasing, building,
renting, repairing, he., $266,198.76. These
figures exhibit a large increase over previous
years. The totals do not include the public
schoo s of Philadelphia, which are organised
under an independent system, and !nuke no re-
port to the Superintendent.
Hand Him Around•
We advise all printers to keep a look
out in purchasing paper from o certain pa.
per vender in Pittsburg, by name of J. L.
Shea. We speak from experience, hav
ing been ahee'cd out of a considerable n•
mount-by this arrant shee t. We caution
the editorial fraternity against having any
dealings with him, as his name character.
ilea his dealings, Pass him around.
Look at This,
'The books of the late firm of "Africa
Whittaker" have been placed ip the hands of
John W. Matters, Esq., fur &Inaction. All
persons indebted to said firm, for subscription,
Job Printing or Advertising, will make imme
diate lifittltuient to him. _ _ _
AtitwA 4 WinwrAeeic
Republican Convention in Pittsburgh.
The great Republican National Conven
tion which assembled in the city of Pitts
burg, on the 22d inst , was the most har
monious one that ever assembled under
that banner in the country. The proceed
ings were marked with the courteons and
gentlemanly language of member to mem
ber, all coinciding in the great principles
of the party, and manifesting a disposition
to forget all questions of sectional or indi
vidual interest, and intent on furthering the
interests of the Republican organization
We had the pleasure of attending this
convention, however only as a spectator.
Over three hundred delegates were pres
ent, representing twenty-t Our States of the
Union ; the territory of Kanzas was like
, wise represented. Many thousand per
sons constituted the interesting audience.
Frances P. Blair, of Maryland, formerly
editor of the Washington Union, under
the administration of Jackson, and a man
of sterling integrity, was appointed Presi
dent. His election to that office was unan
imous, and was received with great ap
plause. Vice Presidents and Secretaries
1 1 were appointed.
‘Vhilst the Committee were drafting re
solutions, &c., the audience was entertain.
ed by able addresses from several of the
most eminent men of the nation.
"The following letter says the Philadelphia
Son, has been placed in our hands for pliblica.
ties, .d though it is a week old, it will keep
for many months to come without spoiling. We
regret to say that the rebuke which the rever
end writer administers to the Democrats is fril
ly merited, and that 08 a party, they show them
selves the persistent enemies of all effective
Temperance reform. Omitting the name of
the gentleman of the blouse of Representatives
to whom it is addressed, the letter reads thus :
DRILADELEIIIA, Jan. 24,1856.
MY DEAR Fitiessu.—l see from the papers
that the Democrats havepassed to second read
ing a bill to repeal the Restraining Liquor Law
and it is expected today the bill will pass the
Rouse of Representatives.
Now, let sue propose to you, and through
you to our party, that they forthwith pass a bill
requiring the County Commissioners of each
County in the State to have erected, or placed
at all the moss roads, a trough with halt' a do
zest or more mugs chained fast ; and those
troughs well and constantly supplied with rum
and lager, that the thirsty winskey•drinking
Democrats may have their till. The County
need not be at the expense of fencing in the
troughs, for there is not a hog in the old Key
stone en far lost to respect for his honorable
hogship, as . to put his snout within snore than
smelling distance of the viledrug.
. It does seem to me as though the Democrats
were resolved that all the evils of intemperance
shall be entailed upon this land perpetually.—
It to me most galling and mortifying that
the political party which I consider the true
party ofthe country, should so identify itself
with Item, Rags Ruin. My dear sir, I most
deeply regret that you, as a father, and a good
citizen, should lend your influence to this vile
trallie. It matters not, in my judgment, how
much of the rumsellers' money may pass from
their pockets to those of the Democratic mem
bers. NOW, allow me to ask you as an holiest,
clever fellow,. have port ever known any good
results to the individual, the family, or the com
munity, from runt-drinking? Give the one ex
ample in which rum-drinking has reformed one
man? For thirty years I have been asking
fur this example, but thus far in vain. Will
you do me the favor to ask the Democratic
members for one example P I ask it from this
Deinticratfie members of the Legislature, be ,
cause it is evident to all who will see, that they
aro the friends of rum, and that rum is their
Philadelphia American Convention. friend. Surhly they can say something good
This hotly met on Thursday last, and a of their old friend.. I presume tingly will have
very stormy dine they had of ;,. It p . IRO! Mass performed for all the precious whir
' kevioving sends in the Legislature. I trust in
pears that the convention was composed of OMI that Cher! is humanity enough in the Sete
extremes of all parties. Southern fanatics ate to ,t,y titu burning, wrongs ul the !louse.
ho ere opposed to the striking' out of l
Yours truly, Jo. Cmtmirms,
the 12th section of the platform adopted by f
In the evening, a telegraphic dispatch
teas received from Philadelphia, from 'l'.
Spooner, a delegate front Ohio, to the Am
erican Convention in that city, to the effect
that "the Amencan Party is ready and
willing to unite under the Re publican ban•
ner," concluding with these significant
words : "No further extension of slavery.
The Americans are with you."
The Convention then adjourned to meet
again at the cull of the Chairman of the
the Convention last June, Abolitionists who j
were nut disposed to yield that point, and
so on. This being the material out of
which the Convention was composed, the
proceedings could not be expected to be
marked by any great degree of harmony.
After a stormy debate, the platform con.
mining the obnoxious 12th section, relative
to niggerism, adopted last June, wan brok
en down, demolished and cast overboard,
and in its place, a member from Somerset
county in this State, submitted as a substi
tute n platforms leaving the vexed question
PERINTENDENT OF COMMON SCHOOLS.
SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Renate and
Hon, ol Representatives optic Commonwealth
l'en ',vitamin in General Assembly met, and
it is hereby enacted by authority of the sane,
'flat so meek of the art of Bth of May, 1854,
entitled, "An act for the reguration and con
, tinuance of a system education by common
• schools" as relates to the office of comity super.
intendent of common schools be, and the same
is hereby repealed.
SEC. 2. That hereafter the annual cetilicates
that the schools have been kept open during
Kansas. the minimum period specified bylaw, also the
annual reports of districts, shall be forwarded
The New York Pest says, that Missouri State , to the State Superintendent.
stocks, Mikis stood at 97 before the lust inva. See. 3. That the school directors shall exam
s., of Kn.., have since fallen to 83. This, ins the teachers themselves, or by souse corn
relent per . s t ots ;. %d t ti: v e
n z,:l f e t ts
to such na
however, may just as well be owing to the new.
I Y ud "P lcd Pulley of the S t al e, c xkludin g " ill a vi:7ttl.t ° l:t n , P ri t t L tli l ei ' r first meeting tifterY deem
the pass ad
lavishly to railways. A person n am ed White of this set, aud at their annual meeting there.
recently lectured sat the capital of Georgia, on after, appoint some suitable person as town mi.
K ansas, - pe , rintentlect, who !dm!! littve the same powers
the subject of colonizing
alleges himself to be a citizen. Bo said that
te',ll(l4 duties in
s disc let ns haws Itiltee.7l7l,il;
his mission was to raise pro.slavery recruits to at their discretion, provide is suitable comps.
triumph in Kansas at the ballot box, but that sat.) for the town superintendent, .0 be paid
if his party failed in this they were determined out of the funds of the district.
to achieve a victory at the cannons month.— 17, THE GUISE or Ilsxerni,srx.—
lie wanted the Georgia Legislature to melte nu • The recent development in New York of an
appropriation in aid of the cause. A man mins• adroit attempt at swindling by a female, who
ad Butbrd is basil! engaged in Georgia, Ala. I fi TZlg s T e lTr ifi s V'sri e e d
Lama, and South Carolina, in raising a regi• to the exposure ' o a f a a nn i m n ber w rif .. otlMi! similar
sent of five hundred in., divided into comps , schemes of cheating. According to the Tri
cks of fifty, officered, seined, and disciplined, bone, sham Sunday•Sellools form a favorite mid ;
to go to Kansas. A Mr. E. B. Bell, of Edge. successful manna at swindling in New York,
field, S. C., also advertises that he will lead one
anloidletshsattl!t:irtsaraLatts'etZul part of
hundred somhern emigrants to Kansas on the ' are i n operation, with a long list of collectors,
tat of March. Buford does not purpose to start who raise for each school from $lOOO to $l5OO
before the last of March. At Newcastle, Indi a year. Of this sum ten per cent goes to the
ana, $lOOO wits subscribed and sent to Kansas
' Z a Zt ' i r f t tl ij ie r tlisnanageell;:icdonand the
Te s s t . i % ° „, t , l lre e n •
and contributions for the purchase of Sharp's • superannuated ministers were attached to one
rifles were going on vigorously. At Paities• of these schools, and nominal ministers are at
wills, Ohio, money and and arms were, at the the head of them frequently. Perhaps the
vi ii • a o t r u s r t e p a tt n ra d o c t r t c h d e o l i i t c y si :l Fs i s n i t s , , ii t y lia t t r t ii l; y e e e ts x s . ‘ , • e llo o ri n d t
l ast accoutitS, freely contributed for Kansas.—
The arms consist of guns, rifles, pistols, and : men mad ministers, allow theist to give letters
swords. Front Ashatubula county, Ohio, arms •of recommendation to the collectors for each
sufficient for two companies have been . sent to establishinents, some of who are getsuine 'state
the territory, and in Summit county a regiment
'prison birds. Thu New York Exoress says
tint the sham philanthropists cost' the city
of 300 men is said to have been already enlist- j about $50,000 annually, while their so-called
ed. In Worcester and many other towns in schools are at best but a mere farce.
of shivery out altogther. After a severe
'passage at arms' the gentleman's reSolts-
tions were adopted, and they now consti•
tate the new platform of the American
Massachusetts, the people are making liberal
OUTM•DE HEIR TO LEIDSDORPFE— Marry•
contributions. The spring emigration from iv the wrong Nigger."—Soon after it was
New England will be much larger than last I known that Leidscloffe's property in this city
A company of two hundred e m i g rants is being was immensely valuable, a welhknown gentle
organized in Connecticut. In Salem, N.. 1,, a man , then tieing here, but since dead, left town
company is organized w hich probably reach in a hurry and was absent snow mouths, when
fifty, all armed with Sharp's rifle. The Kau • he returned to the great wohdevineut of his ate•
sas correspondent of the St. Louis Democrat imintances, who were entirely in the dark as to
says that, after maki ng ear, f u l inquiries rein- whets he had been, or what he had Leon in
tive to the varletus districts, he is Sal i.oiled the pursuit of. After a while it leaked. out that he
population of the territory at this timo is needy ' had been to the West holies, looking up Leids.
60.000. The total result of his inquiries gi ves • dortfe's heirs, and finding, as was said, a female
an aggregate of 85,000, but thin he thinks an
i • that he believed was the real Simon Pure heir
exaggeration. ! of the vast estate, he without ceremony, popped
.... . . . ..
MUNIFICRNT BEQUEST.—John D. Fink, a the git''' ll "" , was Ite , "ptnd, and married tortht
congratulating himself that Capt. Fo Isom
wealthy old bachelor, who died lately in New with,
Orleans, left property to the amount of shout , and all other claimants wuii!d Lave to stand
f. 3500,000, of which only $60.000 goes to his re. I " hie ' while he, ,he great nabob of California,
latives and friends, and the residue is to he a!)., would be without a I ival in the Golden State.
preprateil to the erection of an asylum fur des-1 After the marrit,e, iii prepartite to substatiti•
PAIR , - Protestant widows, to be called after him ate the claims.: his Indy fair, lie found to hi , '
the Fink Asylum." astonishment, that he had !undo a small this.
............. - .. . • - • i take, and that in tact he had "married the
wrong nigger."—San Francisco Boileau.
Cheapest ''Job Printing'' Office:
IN TOE 0.0 iV 11i Tx a I TAXATION IN RlMSlA.—Several noble Rms.
alias are ut present residing in Rome. Meer.
Ws Lye now made such arra . ngemenls our I d),:itrtittiaercoornree.l7tann,
w oLth i e ,el N on e g w s a t r o k
o lai o ly f
Job Office as will enable. to do oil kinds of
Job Printing at 20 per cent. the most ancient families of the Empire, re
cheaper rates marked lately in a social circle, that the tus-
Than any °Mee In the County. sian nobles were oppressively taxed to carry on
the war, full fifty per cent of their incotnes be.
Give us a call. If we do not give entire satin- ing appropriated to that way by the govern.
faction. no charge at all will bo made, meat.
Letter from the Rev. John Chambers to a
Member of the Legislature.
The following bill has been introduced in
the Heim, at Harrisburg, and our corm:von
dent thinks a strong effort will he made M 'put
it through.' We hope our Democratic levisla.
tore will not show itself an enemy of public ed
ucation. The County Superintendents are of
great use in milking our public schools vales.
hie, and their salaries are hula trifle for a whole
county to pay
AN ACT TO ABOLISII TIIE OFFICE OF COUNTY AU
BOOMER TO 11w MAJF9TY.—Yankee Sullivan
has received the well-deserved reword of hie
unremitting exertions in the science of which
he is a professor. We learn by recent
accounts from the Pacific that he is now at
tached to the court of the King of the Sand
wich Islands, a "Regius Professor of the Man
ly Art of Selfdefence. Beside giving lessons
to the family of the King, he is also a constant
attendant upon his Majesty ; in other words,
his bottle•bo.der—and report says that be holds
the bottle very well, excepting toward the close
of the day, when his grasp becomes unsteady.
There is now no knowing to what dignities
Yankee Sullivan may aspire. Famous as he
has become by his previous labors; (the laborer
was worthy of his Byer,) ho may yet become a
King's son-in-law, and if he does not reach the
throne himself, perhaps Viceroy, in which ease
we presume. from his rather irascible tenden
cies, he will be denominated his Vice•ltiled
Ifightiess.—Ar. 0. Picayune.
A WINDFALL—The Louisville Democrat
states that a young man named Harry Gray,
who is now engaged us watchman at the Ken
tucky Locomotive Works, has recently had
left him, conditionally, by a deceased uncle in
England, $200,000. Mr Gray, is said to be a
very clever fellow—only 24 years of age—al
ready having inherited Mon his father, which
he spent for the benefit of himself and "man
kind in general," His prudent old uncle,
knowing his fast habits in his industrious hab
its stow, inserted, as a condition of the inheri
tance, that if the said Harry was in debt at
the age of 30, five hundted dollars, ho should
forfeit the inheritance.
on g rcoinual.
WAsHixcTuN, Feb. 19, 1856,
In Congress, to-day, Mr. Hickman, of Penn
sylvania, from the Committee on Elections of
the House, moved in the latter body that the
committee have power to send for persons and
papers in reference to the disputed Kansas elec
tion. On this subject an exciting debate arose
at the conclusion of which a vote was taken on
a motion of Mr. Stephens, of Georgia, to refer
Mr.Hiekulan's motion to the committee, with
a view to elicit information as to the reasons
for asking the power. It seas negatived by the
casting vote of the Speaker, and pending the
question on the resolution, the House adjourned
The Senate were also occupied by a debate on
the affairs of the Territory of Kansas, in the
course of which Mr. Wilson, of Massachusetts,
made n sharp, bold speech, treating Atchison
as the prime mover of all the disturbances on
the border; and Shannon ns an intemperate im
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 185 G,
In Congress, toslny, the House rejected by
three majority, the 'notion to lay on the table
the mot ion to allow the Committee on Elections
to send for persons rind papers in reference to
the Kansns election. The resolution then pas
sed by three majority, but wassubsequently re•
considered and referred to the Committee for
intormatiun us to the reasons for their request.
Mr. Mace introduced a bill to prevent the ex
tension of slavery north of the parallel of 36 de
grees 30 minutes in the territories of the Uni
ted States, andtfloved that it be referred to the
Commune on Territories. The Speaker having
decided this motion in order an appeal was ta
ken, pending which the Honse took up the
Kansas question as above. The Committee
ou Elections, it is said, will soon report on the
eontosted elections from Nebraska and Maine.
General Cullom, the Clerk of the tissue, is
dangerously ill. The election of a Chaplain
was indefinitely postponed.
In the Senate, today, the resolution calling
for the journal of the Naval Retiring Board was
passed. The Central American question was
debated, and a correct map of that region, pro.
cured by the Coast Survey was ordered to be
WASHINGTON. Feb. 21, 1854.
in Congress, today, the Senate passed neve
ral unimportant bills, and adjourned till Mon
day, In the House, a Chaplain was elected,
the person being the Rev. Daniel Waldo, a Re.
volutionary soldier, in his fi.lth year, who bad
been for snore than 70 years a congregational
clergyman. A resolution from the Senate, fil
ling the VaCtllleiCs in the Board of Regents of
the Smithsonian Institute, by the appointment
of George E. Badger and Professor Fetton, was
passed. A number of bills for internal im
provements were presented and referred, among
them being one for the construction of a rail.
road sod telegraph to the Pacific, which was
I referred to a Select Committee of thickets.
Fab. 21, 1856,
In the State Senate, Mr. Browne's substitute
for the House liquor bill was passed finally by
a decided vote. A bill making an appropria•
tine to the Western Hospital for the Insane,
was considered and rejected, but subsequently
the vote was reconsidered and the mutter laid
In the House of Representatives, bills were in.
troduccd to incorporate the Chenango Valley
and Beaver County Banks.
llmutisituac, Pet). 22, 1856.
In the State Senate, to day, among the bills
reported was one to authorize the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company to construct a track from
the Columbia Railroad to the River Delaware,
in Philadelphia. The bill to suspend the ton
nage tax, passed in .Committee of the Whole,
was laid over. The bill to allow writs of error
in criminal cases was ordered to be transcribed
for a third roadinj. but pending the reading
the Senuta adjourned.
In the House, the Senate bill relative to Li.
quor Licenses was referred to a Committee of
seven. Ihe resolution relative to the comple.
tion ut the fortifications of Philadelphia harbor
was passcd filially. The hill relating to the
revival of judgment was negatived, as was also
the bill to authorize the publication of the mi-
Inority opinions of Judges of the Supreme
Court, in constitutional cases. At 12 o'clock
the Governor, Heads of Department, and Spea
ker and members of the Senate were introdu
ced, and Washington's Farewell Address was
I read. Subsequently 15,000 copies of the Ad'
dress were ordered to be printed in English,
and 5000 copies in ciermen.
The School Exhibition.
Although we had notthe pleasure of at
tending the Exhibition of the schools un
der charge of Mr. Albert Owen and Miss
Kate Shaw, on the :12tl inst., yet we have
taken some trouble to ascertain from intel
ligent. persons who were present, its result.
The exercises consisted of declamations,
debates, original orations, dialogues, etc.
Although the youthful performers labored
under many disadvantages, yet they ac
quitted themselves very creditable, having
completely familiarized themselves with
their respective parts. It is but due to
state that the greater part of them appear
ed for the first time in the capacity of pub
lic performers; and without disparagement
to any, it must be admitted that some of
the pupils have an admirable faculty to im
personate and enact characters in the re
hearsal of dramatic pieces. As the per
formances were alike creditable in pupils
and teachers, it Might seem an invidious
task to particularize, and there being but
little room for criticism, we simply desire
by proper commendation of this affsir, to
e.nourage a laudable perseverance on the
part of those in whose success we as citi
zens and friends are interested. An ex
hibition of this description evinces most
clearly what can be achieved by persever
ing and untiring efforts, and leads us in
happy contemplation back to the days of
, 'auld lung sync" when we too were am
ong the number of joyous and happy chil
dren. The exhibition on the whole, de
served, as it received, the warmest praise
of the large and respectable audience in
On Thursday evening of last week, as
the five o'clock train on the Pennsylvania
Railroad was coining around the curve ins.'
modiately below this place, the coupling
between the Pas=enger and Baggage cars
broke, and before the accident was disco
vered, the engine “True American,"
which had been immediately behind the
pas4enger train, ran into the cars with con•
siderable force, killing one individual, and
seriously wounding several others. The
passengers had been apprehensive of an
accident, on account of the speed of the
"True American," and it appears, as soon
as the coupling broke, two or three per•
sons rushed for the platform, and were
standing on it when the collision occurred.
One man had boils legs cut off, in a most
shocking manner; another (a colored man)
had his legs broken, sod was otherwise
injured; another was severely sprained by
a leap from the cars on the ice in the ca
nal, a distance of some forty feet !
The first named individual lingered about
two hours, in great pain, and then died.—
The negro is getting along fairly and will
no doubt, recover. The last named one,
will also recover.
The Railroad Company have paid the
colored man $1250 damages. The friends
of the deceased individual, intend, we un.
derstand, Instituting a suit to recover dam-
Huntingdon County Schools.
We are indebted to the Report of the
State Superintendent for the following sat
isfactory statement of the condition of the
Common Schools of this Coun,y, &c.—
The whole number of Schools 168 ; num•
ber of schools yet required 11 ; average
number of months taught, 128 ; number
of male teachers, 157 ; number of female
teachers, 26 ; salaries of ma!es, por mo.,
$24 83 ; of females per month, $l7 7a ; '
number of male scholars, 31199 ; number
of female scholars, 3247 ; number learn
ing German, 8 ; average number of scho
lars attending school, 5428 ; cost of teach.
ing each scholar per month, 581 cts. ; am
ount of tax levied for school purposes,s2o
- 66 ; amount of tax levied for building
purposes, $2,329 57 ; total amount of tax
levied, *23,006 ; amount of money re
ceived from State appropriations, $1,961
90 ; received from collector of school tax,
$16,070 78; cost of instruction, $18,280,
27; for fuel and contingencies, $1,578 98;
cost of school houses, purchasing building
renting, repairing, &c.. 53,765 65.
That Sleighing Party.
We had the pleasure of making one of
a party of some thirty persons who cele
brated the anniversary of the birthday of
our Washington, by partaking of a fine sup-
per at the. Springs. The getter•up of the
party was our gentlemanly and gallant
townsman General A. P. Wilson. After
partaking of the delicious repast furnish
ed by our worthy host and hostess, the In.
dies and gents amused themselves by dan
cing, &c., which passed off to the enjoy
ment and satisfaction of the participants.
"-Hearts beat happily ; and when
Music arose with its voluptuous swell,
Solt eyes lookM love to eyes which apake again;
And all want merry as a marriage bell."
Thus passed the evening, amid social
joys until the "wee, small hours o' the
, night," bade us end the glee. So, after a
merry ride we found ourselves home a
gain. We are confirmed in our opinion
, that human nature needs just such enjoy
, mont to keep the heart in its right place.
We are that.
News of the Week.
Tho Small pox is said to bo prevailing ix
Harrisburg to a considerable extent.
serTha Asia which arrived from Europe
on Monday last, brings very warlike news, be.
tween England and the United Stales.
A ceremony of breaking ground upon the i
Gettysburg Railroad was performed on 11th
inst., at a point between Gettysburg and Han•
The Democratic State Convention of Rhoda
Island hays nominated Americo , ' V. Potter for
The Quaker City, a Philadelphia built steam•
er, sailed for Europe en Saturday in place of
the missing Pacific.
It is thought capital punishment will un•
doubtedly be restored in Wisconsin this win'
ter, as a majority both of the Senate and As.
sembly are in favor of such a Into.
Our new Minister to England has received
his instructions, and left Washington on Tuea•
day to prepare for his departure for Europe.—
The Secretary of Legation is his son, Philip
A Russian agent was in Worcester, Mass.,
a few days ago, and mask a contract with man.
ufactures there fur several thousand rifles.—
They are to be of the Sharpe pattern, with
The steamship Etna has arrived at Halifax
from Havre, bringing news from Europe three,
days later. She brings no tiding of the mis
sing steamship Pacific, and the papers brought
by her contain no news of importance.
A bill has passed both branches of the Lou.
leans Legislatu re removing the America Sher.
WM' New Orleans, whose election was comes.
ted on the ground of the ballot boxes having
been destroyed. The District Court gave a
decision in his favor, but the Democratic pm•tr
in the Legislature has nullified it.
Advices received from Mr. Buchanan, by
the steamship Canada, any that there is no
prospect of a speedy settlement of our dispute
with England. The enlistment affair is absor•
bed in the Central American. Mr. Crampton
has received fresh instructions not to absent
himself from Washington.
At Pittsburg, on Monday night last, n largo
meeting was held in favor of sending aid to
Kansas. Spirited speeches were made, and a
series of strong resolutions adopted, ending in
the appointment of a committee to organize a
Kansas aid association, for the purpose of rai
sing means and devising ways of more effectu
ally aiding the cause of freedom in the terri•
A number of single gentleman in Herkmer
county, New York have petitioned the Legis
lature for a law making every alternate year
a Leap Year. During the present winter,
with the sleighing provided, the gentlemen,
have, no doubt, experienced an extra share of
enjoyment through invitations extended to
them by tlre ladies to partake of the pleasures
of sleigleriding, &e.
The Republican National Convention nssem.
bled at Pittsburg on Friday the 22d. John A,
King, of New York, was called to the chair,'
as a temporary President. About three h.-
dred delegrdes were present. A committee of
one from each State was appointed to report a
list of officers from the permnnent organiza
tion of the Convention. On the permanent
organisation, Francis P. Blair, of the District
• of Columbia, was chosen President.
Some additional foreign news, brought by
the Canada, is telegraphed from Boston. Bus.
sin is said to have stipulated, before agreeing
to the peace propositions, that no indemnity
shall be demanded of her, nor no secession of
territory except what is required for "rectifica
tion." This being conceded, she agrees not to
fortify the Aland isles. There is also a rumor'
that Russia intends to demand that England
be forbidden to fortify Heligoland. It is also
stated that Holland and other neutral powers
demand a voice in the Congress, and that Ans.
trio is mamouvering to get the Germanic Diet
represented in it. The Russian government
has imposed a forced loan of 600,000 silver
roubles on Finland to provide for its &fence,
and is constructing iron floating batteries simi•
lar to those of the Allies for the defence of
• Tho U. S. Supreme Court will adjourn on
the 29th inst., and reasemble on theist of April.
One hundred and twenty odd causes remain
on the docket. In the slave case, w•bich in.
volves the Missouri compromise, the opinion
will not be delivered at present, and there is
reason to believe that it will be more favorable
to freedom than was supposed. Advicea from
Kansas are pacific. The Missouri borders will
not make their expected invasion. Governor
Shannon is instructed to visit these outlaws
and tell them that their invasion would be re
sisted by the U. S. troops, and also to tell the
Kansas people that any insurrectionary attempt
on their part will be met in the same way. If
the Free State legislature assembles at Tope
ka, civil process will be sued out against the
Governor and other civil officers. The Repub.
Items leaders in Congress bare sent a special
messenger out to Kansas, to advise that the
Legislature adjourn immediately after meet
Breadstuffs of all descriptions are exceeding.
ly dull, There were a few hundred barrels were
disposed of at $7 12i per barrel. 'The sales !
for home consumption are limited within the
range of $7 25 09 25 for common and fancy
brands. There is a wide margin between the
prices of common shipping brands and lots
suitable for retailing. Rye Flour continues
dull at $5 25. Corn Meal is lower—about 1000
barrels Pennsylvania sold yesterday afternoon
at $3 per barrel.
Grain—The demand for What continues
quite limited , and prices are about nominal,
5 a 500 bushels prime Southern red sold at $l.
70, and 200 bushels fair Pennsylvania white
$1 70 per bushel. Rye comes in slowly and
sells at $1 OG Corn is unchanged—miles of
200 bushels new yellow, in store, at 50 cents
—the receipts have rather fallen off. Oats are
steady at 3tii a 40 cents per bushel fur online.
ry and good quality.
100 n" 4 "s tignehaUttatat iguNN
DIEM—On the 15th, inst., fifteen lingering
illnese, borne with patience and resignation,
Mary Jane Logan, eldest daughter of the late
John B. Logan, in the 21st year of her age.
ET fERS oi Administration int the est:lt, of
Eduardo, late of Tod toWII6IIIII,
having been granted to the undersigned
all porsons indebted to said estate mu requee•
ted to make immediate payment, and those
buying neenunts against the same should pre
sent them for settlement.
ALLEN EIt\VARDS, shfut'r.
Feb. 27, 1856.—Gt.*
'MURPHY & KOONS,
• WHOLE!. I.F. DEA LESS IN
FISH, CHEESE & PROVISIONS,
No. 4i Nueva W amts., BMA.' RA.: Sr.
Keep cetistantly on hand a large assortment
of FISH, CHEESE AND I'ROVISIuN3, which they
arc prepared to dispose of at the lowtst tuar:set
rates. Orders promptly executed.
Feb. 27, 183ti.-31u.
Orphans' Court Sale.
Iwill sun on the premises, on Wednesday, tlis
tith day V . Jlw•eli next,
A Lot of Ground,
in the borough of Caswellle, lute the property of
John Speer, deu'd.
TERMS—Cush on confirmation of the sale at
April Court. By order of the Court,
DAVID CLA RliSo N,
Adner. Join bpecr, deed.
Feb. 27, 1825.-2 t.
[To the Lien Creditors of Jon L. nal
THE undersigned Auditor, appointed by the
Court of Common Piens ut Huntingdon co.,
to distribute the proceeds in the Sheres
oldie sale of the Real Estate of John L.
hereby gives notice, that he will attend to the
duiitis of his appointment, atthe Prothuhuutry's
oilier, in the borough of Huntingdon, on Stall,
cloy, the 22,1 of March next, at 1 o'clock, P. AL,
when and where all persons must present their
claims before the undersigned Auditor, or hit
debarred from coining in upon said fond.
THEO. 71. CitEMElt, Auditor
Feb. 27, 1836.-4 t.
THE commi,sionur3 of Huntingdon County
will hold appeals in the sev,rul t.nytiships
and boroughs at the following times and pie
ces, for the pretent your, between the hours of
9 o'clock, A. M., and 4 o'clock, P. M., to wit :
Porter township ou Friday the 7111 day of
March at the house of William Christie in Al.
--- Westtowuship on Saturday the Bth day of
March ut the house et Isaac Neil in Peter:•
13 - arree township on Moodily tin) lath day of
Much nt the huoso of Janice I. , loniing in Ma
Jachsun township on Tuesday the 11th day
ol• March, at Stewart's, McAlavey's Fort.
Morris township on Wednesday the 12th at
Hazlet's, Spruce Crock.
Franklin township un Thursday the 13th at
the public house in Mechanicsville.
Warrioranark township on Friday the•l.ta
at the house of James Chamberlain in Warri
‘‘allter township on Monday the 17th nt the
house of Benjamin Megnintu in Meeau,eLd•
Ycuu townritip on Toe day the 18th at the
Louse or iieur,e Huusehulder in Marklesburg
tuwnship cm Wednesday the 19th
at J:1.111. Entreltin's, Coffee Unit.
d towuship on Thursday the 2Cth at the
ree.i Sehuttl llot e: neer Eagle Fettialry.
Less township at lii by the 214 at the
Seh..ol liouse in Ca, tAille.
Chty townsild on Saturday the 22d at the
School House in Scutisville.
Spain:Acid on Monday the 24th at the School
House near Hugh Mutt(lt...
Cruanw.ll l'othdtay the 25th ut tie School
House at Orbisonia.
Shirley township and Shirleysburg horough
on Wednesday the - 26th at airs. Frukers in
Tell township Thursday the 27th at the
School House near Ni,liolas liuoshornd.
Dublin township Friday the 2 , .th at the pub
lic house Shade Gap.
Brady township on Monday the 31st at Mill
Creek at the luiuse of J3:11 , a K. li:unit:am
Union township on the Ist of April at the
house of Caleb Swoope.
Henderson township and Hunt;N.l..ll Bar.
eaph on the 2,1 day of Apfil at the
131:NJ. K. NEFF, Com
JACOB 13AKEIl 1
Pba. 27, 1856-
J. C. M0....AN,
Jso. C. INN..
GAY SPORT FOIIND R Y
.. . ,
llodlidaS.tiburg, Blair C u . , pa„
THE proprietors of this establish- g i
meet have lately increased their „Li
facilities for furnishing extensively
Steam Engines, Blowing M n Aiski
ry, Railroad Cur-wheels,and Axles, Mill Gear
ing, Pulleys, Hangers, hafting, Hot Blast and
other pipes, Forge and Furnace castings of all
kinds, Plows and Plow Castings, Porticos, Ver
andahs, Iron Railings of beautiful style and fin
ish. All work dune with dispatch and on as fa
vorable terms as any other establishment in the
State. bIehANAHAN. WATSON & CO.
Feb. 20,1826.-3 m.
FIVE PER CENT SAVING FIND,
Of The National Safety Company.
Walnut Street, South Weat L'orner Third Street,
Incorporated by Me State of Penn
sylvania in ISAI.
oney is reciend in any sum large or small,
_Mend interest paid from the day of depmit.
The °thee is open every day. from 9 o'clock
in the morning till 7 o'clock in the evening. and
on Monday and Thursday evenings, till 9 o'clock.
INTEREST FIVE I'ER CENT.
All sums large orsmall, are paid back in gild
on demand n 'Stout notice, to any iunnunt
President, lion. HENRY L. BENNER,
Vice President, ROBERT SEWRIDGE.,
Secretary, WM. J. Race.
Henry L. Benner, C. Landreth Means,
Edward L Curter, F. Carroll Brewster,
Robert elfridge, :Joseph B. Barry,
Samuel K. Ashton lien. r..
Janics 11. Smith, Francis Lee.
The investments, amounting as per statement
of Jan. I, 1850, to $976,218.91, (nine hundred
rind ocrentli-sir thousand, too hundred mid niyhteen
dollars and aniety-one cents,) in accordance with
the 'net of incorporation, ate made in Morgages,
Grimm Rents, and in such first-class socuritiea
as must always insure perfect security to the d,
positors, and place beyond all risk the perms
, uency and stability of this old esti ieell.eetal,