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A Monastery in Pennsylvania.
It is but a year or two since a strong ef
fort was made by &pan Catholic Bishops
to secure a liberal portion of our School
Fund for the establishment of a sectarian
school. But a storm of popular iodigna
tion prevented the success of the project.
The democracy is however still bunt on
'doing some service to Rome, and a bill was
consequently pressed through the House
last week, for the incorporation of the
monastery of Franciscan Brothers in Cam
bria county. Being passed by a strict
party vote of course none but the unterri
lied democracy of the 'blind giant' are a
• along those who supported the bill. They
could not vote in favor of the resolution to
secure religious rights and privileges to
American citizens in Italy, but they can
readily vote to establish a Franciscan Mon
nstery in l'entitylvan:a !
The dangerous oharacter of these mon•
arteries is well known in Europe where
they are regarded as the curse of the land
'While the wise rulers of Europe are en
deavoring to get rid of these evils—while
• Spain, Sardinia and other countries have
vainly endeavored to cast off the incubus
—it is a startling fact that a Democratic
. Legislature in Pennsylvania is ready to ea
tablish in our midst an order which was
eloquently described as "an order which is
the head of all the secret mischief plotted
by all the secret religious orders in Italy."
Will the people approve of these doings of
the Legislature ?
UNION OF WHIGS AND AMERICANS
The Whig and American committees
of Washington county have had a joint
meeting, at which it teas agreed to unite
in one organization on the following basis:
An open organization, absolved from all
Emphatic disclaimer of any religious
test as a qualification for office.
Freedom of Religious opinion and war
ship, and protection of all men in the
peaceful enjoyment of these, in the largest
Recognition and maintenance of the ci
vil rights of all citizens, naturalized and
native, under the Constitution and laws of
Opposition to religious intolerance, and
therefore to any class or party which dis
affirms this great principle of American
Resistance to every attempt to control
the . politica of the country by the constraint
of church or denominational influence.
Opposition to every class or party which
acknowledges allegiance to any foreign
prince, potentate or power paramount to
that which is due to the Constitution of
the United States, or is inconsistent with
the principle of Republican Liberty.
The propagation and predominance of
American Institutions and policy ; and the
cultivation of American Nationality; and
resistance to all influences or combinations
inconsistent with, or hostile to tht se ends.
Emphatic condemnation of the repeal of
the Missouri Compromise, and opposition
to the introduction of Slavery into any Ter
ritory of the United States, now exempt
from that evil.
Opposition to that portion of the Fugi
tive Slave Law, which deprives the alle
ged slave of the right of trial by jury, and
in favor of an amendment to said law, giv
ing that right.
Union and co operation with all men
who approve of the foregoing principles, tti
any effective and just mode of securing
THE NECESSITY OF UNION.
The friends of the National Administra
tion are beginning to feel considerable con
fidence in relation to the next Presidential
election. They see that the members of
the opposition are divided into three dis
tinct parties, and they have strong hopes
of victory if this division continue. A
Washington correspondent of the Pittsburg
Gaze , to save :
•.The absolute necessity of harmony and
union is hilt and acknowledge by all rea:
sonable men, whether they be Republicans
Whigs or Americans. Without union in
the Presidential campr ign, how many Con
gressional Districts, think you, can be car
ried against the Democracy in the North
next fall ? For remember. that should
there be a Republican and an American
candidate for the Presidency, each party
would have a candidate for Congress in
every district, and President Pierce would
not only be triumphantly re-elected, but
would be sustained by an almost 'mei
mous Congress What a victory for sla
very would that be ! How proudly and de
fiantly could Gen.;Pierce bear hinself with
such an endotsement of his Administra•
lion, and of his vituperations of the Free
States. There must be union, else all is
lost. In this, the nations extremity there
is a great men left, around whom many
believe we can yet rally at the approach•
ing election and save us from absolute vas•
salage to the south, and the Government
from total degeneracy."
The foregoing embodies a brief but corn
prehensive view of the case. Two opposi
tion National Conventions have been alrea
dy held ; one by the Republicans and one
by the Americans, and a third has been re
commended by the anti-National Adminis
tration members of the Legislature. If all
should nominate distinct tickets, the De
mocracy would achieve an easy triumph .
Awat•c of this condition of affairs, Presi
dent Pierce is making an extraordinary ef
fort to secure the nomination, while the
friends of Mr. Buchanan are equally active
Already several of the States have elected
Delegates to the Cincinnati National 'on.
vention, and in the course of a month or
two longer, we shall be able to speak with
confidence as to the candidate. Meanwhile
anxiety is naturally felt, in relation to the
course of the opposition, and a hope is in
dulged that a union will yet be effected.—
The Democrats will, of course experience
some difficulty in relation to New York,
where the party is divided between the
, Hards and the 'Softs.' but this they will
endeavor to remvve. Should that State
wheel into line, and adopt the choice of
the Natiooal Convention, the necessity of a
thorough and cordial union of the Whigs,
Americans and Republicans would be still
more urgent and imperative.
Loss of Property.
By the breaking up of the ice on the
Ohio and Mississippi rivers, some twenty
or thirty steamboats were sunk, and totally
destroyed, involving a loss of a million of
The American Nominees.
The Convention of Americans at Phila
delphia, resulted in the nomination of Mil
lard Pillinore and Andrew Jackson Donn!.
son, of Tennessee, as the American candi
dates for President and Vice President of
the United states. We have no spare nor
time this week, to make any continents on
the action of the Convention, further than
to say we considered this nomination as ill
timed. Many papers throughout the State
have huisted these names to the mast head,
but not a few professed American Journals
are holding out to see what may turn up
by Repnblicanism, &c.
SALE OF THE Puma° WoaKs.—The bill in•
troduced into the State Senate, a few days since
by Mr. Jamison, for the sale of the public
works of the States, divides the line into five
sections as fidlows:
ht—Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad.
2d—Canal from Columbia to the Junction.
3:1--Canal l'rom Junction to Hollidaysburg.
4111—Allegheny Portage Railroad.
sth--Canal from Johnstown to Pittsburg.
The price for the several divisions is fixed
Division let, not less than $5,300,000
Division 2d, " 1,600,000
Division 3d, " 575,000
Division 4th, " 575,000
Division sth, " 375,000
For the whole line,
A T'oot's Eat:am—The Pittsburg Journal
publishes a long letter front a young man of
that city, who has gene to Russia to offer his
services as volunteer in thearmies of the Czar
in the pending contest. A nation with nearly
seventy millions of hardy inhabitants can
surely not be in want of foreigners to fight its
battles, especially in viewof the difficulties they
must experience in learning the language, cos•
tome and military discipline of Russia. If this
Pittsburger were so desirous of seeing service,
why not try it in the wars of his own country
against the Indians of New Mexico, Oregon,
Washington and Nebraska? Perhaps, before
he reaches the seat of war peace may be con•
eluded. Or, when he has been there n few
months, he may hear of war becalming out be.
tween his own country and England, in which
Case he will lied himself bound fur years to a
foreign service, while his countrymen at home
are iu the midst of a great contest. Such wild
goose chases after adventure are in nowise aced.
itable to our &avow
Feb. 25, 1856.
In Congress, to-day, the Senate received a
communication from the Secretary of the Na
vy, saying that the report of the Naval Board
was not accompanied by any journal, or other
papers, nor were the causes of action in the
several cases, made known to the Deportment.
Mr. Mallory reported from the Naval Commit
tee, a bill on the subject. Mr. Mason offered
a resolution, asking for the documents in the
British enlistment affair, to prevent the public
mind being misled by the statennats of Lord
Clarendon in Parliament. Mr. Cass approved
of the resolution, and said that be bad never
seen a statement so contrary to facts, as that
of Lord Clarendon. The subject was debated
further by Messrs. Crittenden, Mason, Hamlin,
James and Toucey, atter which, Mr. Mason's
resolution was adopted. subject of the
ICausas correspondence was then taken up, and
Mr. Junes spoke thereon.
WAstovirrox, Feb. 2(;, 1£4.1!;
In the House of Representatives or the
States, today, the Speaker laid beibre the
members a message front the President, trans
mitting and recommending fu the favorable
consideration of Congress, a conlinunication
from the Secretary of War, dated February 23,
which recommends to Congress to authorize
the introduction of the recent improvement in
fire arms into the service; the adoption of rig.
oriels measures to iten.ease the :or t he
production of the munitions of war, and the
force employed in the enemies and arsenals ;
the rapid preparation of armament and animm
nition ter the arsenals ; that an early applica.
tion be made for' n appropriation of three mil
lions of dollars fur increasing the military elti
ciency of the country. to be applied lit the dis
cretion of the President. Mr. Humphrey Mar
shall said he considered this a war inessage de
signed to operate upon the other side of the
WAsuINGTom, Feb. 27, 1850.
In the U. S. Senate, to-day, Mr. Weller, from
the Military Committee, reported a bill for in.
creasing the army, in accordance with the re
colninendation of the President. Mr. Butler,
from the Judiciary Committee, submitted u re•
port in the contested election cane of Mr. Trunk.
bull, of Illinois, stating that the t'te t... ace
could er ' , tree. The Cis• tree
mufti' tee WII3 U,. nor.
d, and the subject was diseln,r,,!, 3;01 the
subject was uncle the order of the L.. Mon.
day. The bill to authorize the co, of
fortifications in California, Texas and i Ida,
was discussed and recommitted. The ma.
•king appropriations for invalid and ether pen
In the House, Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, from
the Committee on Ways and Men.. reported
the Indian appropriation bill. Mr. Grow, from
the Committee on Territories, reported a bill
authorising the people of Oregon to form a
State government. The House then resumed
the discussion of the President's message, in
regard to the improvements of the military effi
ciency of the country. Speeches were made
by Messrs. Quitmon, Faulkner, and Humphrey
Marshall ; and the Message wos then referred
to the Committee on Military Affairs.
Wasifixo.rox, Feb. 28, 1856.
In the U. S. Senate, to-day, a message was
received from the President, communicating
the correspondence between this country and
Great Britain, with reference to the violation of
our neutrality laws, and 6000 extra copies or
dried to be printed. A resolution was wisp
tcd calling for information in regard to the
legcd.itroposal to arbitrate in the case of the
differences regarding the Clayton•flulwer Tree.
ty. Mr. Hale then took the floor and spoke I Win B "Y Lee
at length in regard to the affairs of Ka... de-
6 7::." . :Y i l t i s n ;:r b 7: 0 1 k ,',,, t r i ra u e , r r e i' o r t ' w 4 117, 8 7
nouucing the course of the Pre s ident, and ar- to serve out to his customers, but upon attemp:
guing to dhow that he teas bound to protect the tint, to ;kw some of the liquor, it woo found to
citizens of gar so ie .• sir heyc frozon a barrel of solid ice. This
ri.thts anti privikg . ,list the weather was either unpreeedent:
, • . • ~ 11l
.1 t.or to much water had been mix..
1,1,1:.• Nlr. t , • • •
In the linear, a tar ; t. I • 'xi re j
prreeWod and i .„f ern . i t A r.
,„ , . ttl ; Knorr was re-
Fltonore Woo not k. n. but the
led, instructing the Gemini ~ 1110 Na.tal ,l f- ,
ouncil No. 177
fairs to inquire into the expediency °r eon - tnembenhip and says he was
strecting ten steam stoop, of wee and othcr I here Minim° took earl, degree. Pity
Af ter seine d e t est , u p o n d io N r these tears that he AO when takiog
cy appropriation bill, the House adjourned till !.hr third degree had not . been preserved.—
they would be i nvaluable fu the coming cam
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29. I
In the U. 9. Senate, today, the el:a1,
before that body a mes,ace lone th, l're.
in reference to a rcrolution cifurt.d 11,
previous, as to an alleged offer by Great : •
shit() refer the construction of the Claytuu•liul
wer treaty to arbitration. It appeals that Lord
Clarendon did make the suggestion in the
course of a conversation with Mr. Buchanan,
but that the latter replied jocularly that the
Emperor of Russia was the only power suffi
ciently independent to act as umpire, and Eng
lund had gone to war with her. Lord Clarendon
again made the proposal in a subsequent con
versation with Mr. Buchanan, hut the latter re•
plied that there Was malting to arbitrate.
Feb. 26, 1856.
In the State Senate , , to day, the bill to ineor•
corporate the Stroudsburg- Bank was passed fi•
natty. The supplement to the Union Iron and
Coal Company was passed, with au amendment
taxing the bonds of the Company at the rate of
of I per cent. The Senate thou tool: up the
bill providing fur the fencing of railroads,
which was debated up to the hour of adjourn.
In the Ilouse, a proposition was received
from the Pennsylvania Itailroad to haul all the
canal freight over the Allegheny mountains du.
ring the coming season for $150.000. The Ca.
ual COMUlitiBloll.B ask an appropriation of
$llO,OOO to enable them to perform the same
ELteittsuusto, Feb. 27, 1856
In the State Senate, today, various supple.
inentary hills were reported. and bill, read in
place, none being of general interest. The bill
to widen Palmer street, in Philadelphia, passed
finally. The bill providing for the fencing of
railroads was then taken up and debuted.
In ebb House, the bill repealing the act
king an annual appropriation to the Pennsyl.
vunia State Agrieultaral Society was passed on
second rending. Thu bill to repeal the exemp
tion of coal and lumber from the tonnage tax
was debated and postponed until to-day. The
bill to abolisb the office of County Superinten
dent of CoMmon Schools was debated until the
HARRISBURG, Fob 28, 1866,
In the State Senate, today, the bill to ineon
porate the New Grenada Mineral Land Corn.
pony, passed Committee of the Whole. The
Milli to incorporate the Chestnut Hill Water
Company—the Supplement to the charter of
the Borough of Norfulk—and to incorporate
the Orkfurtl Park Association, were passed.—
Besides other supplementary bills an act pan.
red to regulate the income of charitable instilu•
tions, another to incorporate the Allentown
Iron Company, and another to incorporate the
; Jlurtet County
. . _
In the House, the report of the State Tree.
surer transmitting the names of the persona
who are defaulters to the Commonteealth, was
pre,ehted. The bill to repeal the act exemp•
ting coal and lumber &mu the tonnage tax
was passed finally. A joint resolution wee
adopted, requiring the Cldeernor to return the
supplement to the act incorporating the Com.
morels' Company, and the supplement to the
act to incorporate the Lehigh Railroad Com.
wns passed finally.
lismanunc, Feb. 29, 1856.
In the State, Senate, to day, a Lill was repor
t.] to abolish the Western Judiciary District
of the Supreme Court, and alga a resolution ad-
verse to that proposition. The bill to incorini
rate the Bank of Crawford county was passed
no was Woo the bill to ineorpgrato the
Central Bank of Posnsylvania at llollidays•
burg. The amendment of the House to the bill
relative to the Commercial Insurance Company
*as concurred in.
In the House, the bill relative to the record.
ing of deeds executed in bar of estates tail MO
passed finally. The bill for the more speedy
caueeliation of the relief issues of the Sumo
was negatived. A large number of iucurpura•
tien bills were reported, and also a bill to
change the mode ot• voting'at the municipal
elections in Phiholelphia.
'fii,t.mxtru AT LIAND.—A day or too
av, the inspector aod dry illoll3.lreS, to
Baltimore, cut u Bill quilvter of att .inch front
u pad stick, use of a'‘ity goods store in
Shut city, being that much too long.
ka , A writer in a New York paper speaks
of n Indy who wears upon one dress alull mile
leimmiag I Another you lady of
N,w Yolk wheNts adorned a sinJe dress with
seven hilwlred and
.fifly yards qf ribbon !
Truly this is carrying extravagance in dress to
A FENIALN Srunnx,--The Alexandria Sen•
tine) says a Intly, with hair cut short, pistol in
her belt. and air generally, went np
on the Orange and Alexandria Ilnilrnaul a day
or so sine, She is a student in the Philadel
phia Female Gillege and her dress and equip
ments are said to be the uniform of her Col.
FINED FOR WEARING A SIIAWL.—A young
man flan ,' Kirk Anderson has been arrestPd
in St. Louis, Mo., for wearing a shawl, on the
ground that it was not the apparel of his sex.
The case came up on Friday week, and Ander.
son was fined $3O. It has created intense ex•
eiteirent among the shawl wearing 'gentry of
Kis—The bill to incorporate monastic order
• Dranciacan Brothers wtis throttled to
• 'he Democrnts or the ,fenate
•• in ron?-
ft uu, reported with a negative reem
ny to: the ground that the courts have
in the ?natter. We ahall soon 'iced
mca;;l tee or inquiry to determine whether
i!. inaio.crney of the Senate nr the Democra•
~c the Howie is the real Simon pure arti.
EMIGRATION TO lows.--The Chicago Free
Preen calls lowa the Canaan to the emigrant.
It says that the strife at Fort Dodge and Deco.
rah Land Offices is very great. The seats in
singes front Dubuque have been in some cases
taken ten days in advance. A gentleman la
Davenport states that Boring the early spring
dm de,iroble lands in the:Decorah district will
be Bit rely absorbed. Lend. warrants are pee
ring into die of fi ces of the most prominent let
agents of that section from parties all over the
Union, to be located on speculation. •
W111,111:8 Tile LITTLE JOKER t—Tho Wash.
in/ton Union contains the Delphic assertion
that, "it it; 110 creed of a Democrat, as such, ei
ther to advocate or to oppii..e the extention of
slavery. Ile may do the one or the other, in the
exorcise of his tights as it citizen, and not of.
fund u4ainst his Dotnucratie fealty.' If any
body con invent n platlbrm which has more of
the connate about it than this, let him bring a
long him tool 4, and go to work.
iliarrennoylvaninn, please copy for the bee
fit of Democrats on the anxious bench.
Tan MASONIC Getr.—At the recent festival
on the Provincial Grand Lodge, at Glasgow,
Sir Archibald Allison, the historian, mention.
ed, that during the assult on the Roden, a small
party of soldiers led up to one of the guns pla
ced in a recess, were received by a body of
Russians, and the English ollicer was about to
be bayoneted, when chancing to catch the hand
at the Russian officer, he had presence of mind
enough to ,;ive him a masonic grip. The Run.
sian in .1 moment struck up the bayonet of his
soldier, led his newly tbund brother to the rear,
and Mooted him wills all the kindness of a ma
SERVED Ifim Ream—The Detrait Advertbt
ser says that a yoang and pretty married lady
who now bails from Chicago, walked into the
latr•toom of one at the hotels at Jackson, on
Saturday, about 8 o'clock, and seizi, g the bar
keeper by the collar, drew a rawhhie, and in
(tiered upon him a severe whipping. The at•
tacked party seized a chair. which WAS wrested
from him by a bystander and the lady recum•
menet,' her work of castigation anew. After
she had finisli,l to her own satisfaction the la
dy explained to the bystanders, among whom
was a prominant ,mtiOstrate, that the party
had dogged het, offered indecent proposals to
her; and upon being repulsed, had insulted her
in the street.
SPAM-A change of ministry in Spain has
been effected, and the new ministers appointed
are almost universally denounced by the press
and the people. Discontent and disorder pre.
veil at Madrid and in the principal cities. Es.
pnrtcro's government has become very unpop
ular, and another revolution is expected. In
fact, Spain is somewhat iu the condition of Nlex
ko. No government is stable and firm. The
Queen has no power and deserves none. The
next revolution will probably deprive her of
Commerce, industry and the arts aro repro.
bunted as almost at an end, and the people set•
ting the authorities at defiance. Such is the
tamdition of a nation that England is trying to
drag into the Eastern w•ar as an ally.
A Moxivrtm SLAIN.—One day last. week, Mr.
W. C. Bailey the 'manager ut the Upper Maria
Forges, while on a hunting expedition on the
mountain bock :If Bloomfield Furnace, very un
expectedly eame upon a large black bear.—
This was not exactly the kind of game Mr. B.
was looking for, and as a natural conaequenee
ho became slightly nervous. Nevertheless he
cocked bin rifle and made two or three feint
aims, and at last securing a Food aim,he fired,
then turned and ran, because he knew his entire
to cope with so formidable an adver.
sary with an empty gun alone. After pro
ceeding a short distance, he turned, when to
be foand Mr. Bruin dead as a herring:. On in
speeting his carcass, he foiled he had shot hint
'through the heart. He then procured assist
once,- and the monster Was rOMOVOII to the Fur
'nice, nod found to weigh 3111 be. Ile was
"one of 'ent" sure.—Hoilidaysburj Stinthied.
ELOPENWNT EXTRAOMINARY.-011 Tum.day
betwetm the hours of breakfast aml dinner, a
runaway couple were captured in New Allen;
by a police ellicer and lodged in jail. One or
theta wan a likely black wmrann, the rook of
Mr. Newland, in this city. nod the t toe
white gentlenum from the East somewhere,
bearing the name of Eiisha Ifillyear. it was
a regular love match, the particulars of which
are about these :
The white man was deeply enamored of Vie
black co and no doubt, persuaded lice tort.
away, having beforehand provided a couple of
throw:lt tickets over the New Albany Railroad
to Michigan city, which tickets were ease.
quently tiiund in his possession. The woman
after getting brealitbst for her mastet's family
as wail, packed op her duds, took the omab
has to Portland, where she was joined by the
white man, and together they cruised the river
un a fiery bout.
The woman woo closely veiled, and exulted
the suspicion of the ferryman, who noticed her
pithy closely,. and after she entered the ladies'
room on the terry boat, saw the matt go up to
her, raise her veil and imprint a sweet kiss
upon her pouting lips, when, to the great ours
pate of the ferry master, he discovered the
woman to be a negro. He at once took
her in charge and on the return of the ferry
boat, handed over to the police.
The officer nod others Then returned to New
Albany, and after a Alert search found the
white man in a culler, captured and brought
hint back to this city, and. lodged him is a
PIIOTEST AGAINST TOO NATIONAL AMERICAN
NUMINATIONS.—The delegates to the Ameri.
can National Convention who voted for Geor
g), Law and General Houston have entered
the following protest against the nomination of
• Protest—We t a portion cf the Delegates tee
the National American Convention from the
State of New York, protest against the Priest.
dential nomination nude by that Convention,
upon the following grounds
First—The nominee is nut a member of the
Arteerican party. Tle has never hc, n in•ide of
a c.imeil mum, and no act or his life, no word
spoken, Or line written by hint, of wile b
have Rey knowledge, iudicatea shut he sympas
thins with that party, or that would carry out
ito principles. .
S'econd—His nomination we ro,7trd as an
utter betrayal of the great Atm./Iran move.
moot ; n traitorous attempt to wrest it from its
purpose, and make it minhder to the selfish
ambition of the leaders and demagogues of
the do td organiAation of the past.
was rzeed upon the State of
New York by Southern votes aging the wish
of our State delegates, and :ram dome States
whit b no loan pretends cat carry their vote fur
an American President.
Fourth—lle was forced upon the State of
New York against the express wish of a largo
majority of our Stale Legislature against thu
express wish of two thirds of our delegates in
Fifth—llo wan not IltAlitlated by a majority
of the States, or by the delegates as a majority
of the States. Several States were permitted
to oast their votes through a single delegate,
who cast the whole number of votes to which
his State would have been entitled. Such votes
were cast by parties who had previously pro•
tested against the proceediags and retired
from the Convention.
INAUGURATION AT New OeI.EANS or Tile
JACKSON EQUESTRIAN Svßvue.--Chirk Afllle
great equestrian statue of Jackson, was inat,
gurated at New Orleans on the 9th instant.—
The New Orleans papers of the following day
ere filled with glowing descriptions of ti; impo.
sing cetemonies in honor of ono whose name
and deeds are imperishable. The Courier
The streets were thronged from dewy morn
to desks eve. All classes, sexes, and colors,
occupied the sidewalks, whilst the street pout ,
ed an endless procession of military, of civic,
and philanthropic societies. With quite as
much order and merit as the impatient enthe.
slam of our people will hear, the procession
won well marshalled by Brig. Gen. Tracy,
grand marshal, and his aids.
Forming on Canal street, the column filled
down Chartres street ; the legion under Brig.
G. a. Palfrey lending the van ; with the bright
and various uniforms of some dozen volunteer
companies, each with its band of music ; then
came Governor Wickliffe, with Maj. Gen. Lot,
is, Adj. Gen. trivet, Paymaster General La.
mote, and numerous staffs. The Governor
bore himself on horseback like a true Keeled•
ian, and looked the soldier as well as he sets
the Governor. Next came the great feature
of the procession, the veterans of 1814-19,
bearing the scant fragment of the old standard
of the Battalion d'Orleans, which had waved
in the storm of every battle fought on the soil
of Louisiana agnint the British invader. A
thrill of joyful gratitude throbbed in the bo•
sums of all beholders as this shattered band
slowly and graiely wended their way through
the very etreet along which, with youthful at ,
dor, they had hastened fortytwo years ago, to
meet and repel the insolent foe,'
Betus .of Malt.
The high water in the Ohio river is doing
Parker H. French is at St. Louis, and the
fillibustering spirit isrampant amonst the young
men of that city.
Bishop Potter, of Pennsylvania, wits at New
Orleans on the 15th, and intended to proceed
t o Havana for the benefit of his health.
The bill to•restore the tonnage tax on coal
and Lumber transported over the Punnsylva
nia Railroad, passed the Hoase finally yester
day by the decisive vote of 68 to 23.
An editorial Anti•Nebraskn Convention was
held nt Decatur, Illinois; on Friday, when del
gates wero appointed to the State Convention
to meet at Bloomington on the 22d of May, to
nominate State °dicers.
The New York Commercial Advertiser states
that it has the authority of a gentleman who
came passenger in the Asia, who saw Mr. Bach'
anan just before leaving Liverpool, that the
Minister has stated that all the paints of di&
catty between the United States and Great
Britain were in a fair way of adjustment.
By the arrival of the Star of the West at
New York, yesterday morning, we have later
and important news from Central A medal.—
On the 10th, Walker published a formal decree
annexing the Ma squito Territory to Nicaragua.
Col. Kinney went to Grenada to farm an slit.
ance with Walker, but was first put under or
rest and then banished the territory. Indica
lions are that an alliance of the other Central
American States is forming against Nicara
A pack of fanatics from Salem, Columbiana
eonuty, Ohio, representing, the 'Western Anti-
Slavery society,' presented a petition to the
Legislature the other day, asking for the ado]•
tion of such measures as would taciliote the
peaceful withdrawal of Ohio from the Federal
Government, or in other words, a dissolution of
the Union, line rescues set forth in the petition.
The petition of these crazy fanatics was receive
ed and refusial to a committee, with instrue
tions to report adversely.
If the Legislature wooll pass a rcsolution
n a ing provAon ,r the admision tf these peti
tioners into the Lunatic A,ylam, they Italia
not only do the State some service, but advance
the cause of humanity.
From appearances there seems to be no let
up in the excitement manifested at the sailing
of the Nicaragua steamers. The Northern
Light left New York Monday afternoon a little
after three o'clock with IMO passengers, 200 of
whom go out to join Gen. Walker. At half•
past one o'clock, a large number of polico arri
red on the dock, to prevent confusion and keep
order. Only one plank was used for passel•
gees to pass on board, and that was placed at
tho forward gangway of the steamer. Every
passenger was compelled to show his ticket
before he tout allotted to pass on board. There
could nut hare been less than five thousand
/torsons present to witness the sailing of the
steamer, and so great was the crowd that it
was with the greatest diticultyti,ot the passers•
gem mild get aboard. There was no arrests,
and the skinner sailed for her doitination, a
mid the enthusiastic cheer of the crowd on the
Anthony Kennedy, who was elected by the
Maryland Legislature to represent that State
in the C. S. Senate after the expiration MI6
term of Pratt, is at present a member of the
Legislature which electml him. Some of the
Maryland papers allege that Goverimr Ligon
Lad refused to give Lim his caticate ofelcetion
au the ground that he was chosen in violation
of the twentysfourth section oT the third article
of the State Constitution. That article says
that "no Semi', or delegate, after qualifying
as such, shall, duringfthe kiln for which he
was elected be eligible to any office which shall
have been created, or the salary or profits of
which shall have been increased daring such
term, or shall during said term hold any naive,
or recrive the salary or profits of any °M.o.
under this appointment of the executive or the
Legislature." This section does not apply to
the ease of Mr. Kennedy, as is shown by a pro•
vision in the tenth section of the same article,
to the effect that "if any person shall, after hid
election as Senator or delegate, Le elected to
Congress, or be appointed to any office, civil or
military, under the government of the United
States, his acceptance thereof shall vacate his
The steamship America arri.ed yesterday
morning at Halifax, from - Liverpool, bringing
news from Europe one week later, but no ti
dings of the mbsing steamer Pacific. Some
of her passengers, however, report having seen
when three days out from Liverpool, n Collins
steamer, on the 19th, with a signal of distress
flying, and apparently heading fur the English
channel. The Peace Congress would probably
not open until the 21st, on account of the non
arrival of the Austrian and Turkish Envoys.—,
The Russian embassy appeared as brilliant as
ever. Austria and Prance are said to have de
sired the admission of Prussia, but England
positively refused. France nod Austria are al
sn said to have a secret understanding of the
fifth article, and will outvote England on the
proposed disarming of the Eastern °oast of the
Black Sea. The Allies have destroyed the last
dock at Sebastopol, and have mined Fort\ich•
olas. Five English regiments are preparing
to return home front the Crimea. The French
in the Crimea is much dissati ;fled with
the peace news. The same news caused a
great excitement in the Russian crummy. At
Sebastopol, six Russian boats from the north,
attempted an attack of the French but were
repulsed. Austria and France are said to 'dlr.
far from England relative to the principalities.
The Russians have evacuated part of Turkish
America, and retired to Erivan, In the Bait
fish House of Commons, Mr. Roebuck has
called attention to the American difficulty, and
moved the production of the correspondence.
He asked what instructions has been given to
Mr. Crampton, and moved an expression of
opinion that the !louse was note party to the
violation of the laws of the rnited States.
Will je soil—The public works.
Coming Douni. —The "staff of life."
Rimd on the fashionable bonnets—The Marsh
Delayed.—Thetraius on the Peaua. Ra
Democratic Slate Convention—M.4 in
A Fact—There is a blacksmith in town who
"rivets the public) gaze.*
Recoveritty—The man what fell trew grape,
at the party t'other day.
New Curs.—A number of now coal ear. for
Broad Top, have arrived.
Pic Butters—At the American National eon
vention, numbered come fifty
A Hilit.—A married flirt is one of the most
dangerous members of society.
Didn't like it—The notice we gave the 'pro-
duotion' of a nunnery last week.
Lost.—No tidings cf the missing steamer
Pacific have yet been received.
Threatening.—The aspect of affairs betwean
this country and Great Britain.
Going to the devil.—Very fast too ; souls of
the young srape•gallow•s in town.
Nujestie.—The stride of a Shanghai and.the
gallop of the holy with the hoops.
Pepin 2,l.—The poor little creature who int
agines himself 'oem punt,' up street.
What of that—One George Junes, an An
icon, has been made a German count.
More fools.—At a New York city wedding
lately, the bridal presents cost $50,D00.
Outrageous.—The description of the Junin,
to Valley, ns given in Harped Magazine.
Prod B.—That dory on the outside. We.
have a good many Mrs. Torn Crosbys in town
ineres Abbol.—The Emperor ofFrancellai
offered is prize for the best poem on the tille d
S, op'.—Not for several years ba 'here bee:
so long and routinuuns r. puriod of gothl
ing in our rowdy.
the heart above
LI, raur doctors and
den}air, au i hi ciuliu i.
lwv ;ipuihccat it )p.
11 Fair.--The ladies of the PreOlterian
Congt<.:ntion of this place intend holding a
fair during the April Court.
ruin.—F;,ur only commands
'Hard thuos, loud
57.50 per barrel, in town
times, come again no mor
Be Ready.—We advise our t itiens to soot,
up their tnuslcotA, nu we shall probably soon
hove a "brush" k ith Jolw liall.
Fat,—The girls —exchte tir—yhueg
of oil ehjoy them elves in the evenings,
sleddiu , :o.va the hill below town.
Irtei •”:I—The reception a couple of our
yonly , 11,11(1 litSsoB luPt the (ALIA.
1 , •! r a sledding part.
1/.—NVe overheard a pro•
church in,mber tha other day, ieelor
attl Lu Athig.
li., .~ .. ...
. • ...',uluiqutiive
it iwy I —Ow : ha• * a
hill L , •. 7
for the appropi", ." I:ee ,
L•ors Cur Sharp '
The OH that when
March comets in stor,t. IL goes oat pleasantly.
It this be c.,11., ,t, we :41411 lam fine weather
• . !ur farmer. 3 who re•
Ns , LC:I when it commanded
a.. 1 .;.:o. expecting more. Ser)•ad
/ ,• ft is sidti that a French company
is alamt eight large steamers with
the view of e,tablichily,- Roos lietv.vett Franca
'lnd A in,rka
(ht Dit—That a protnhient citizen of Hull*,
dtty.ilirg teas bUtll, in elli ; :y hut week, in that
plitee, on ucconnt of his nt llarrislytrg,
for the sale of the public wo•el,
A question for the people.—• There are tnen•
tyßmr thousand 84,1,11 lintelred and seventy
post offices in the United States ; how many of
these are I . 'llo by honest officers?
Going Up.-41. large and costly edifice is to
be erected in Went Huntingdon the coming
summer. The projectors are the Presidents or
the Pennsylvania and Camden & Amboy R.
Ilitents.—The patent office has been very
active during the past year. One thousand
nine hundred and forty :As patents were issued
the largest number any one year has yet shown.
Explanation Repired.-11 "a majority of
the S. D's Of the county demanded an increase
of pay to the County Sup." why did they refuse
to grant it on Thursday last ? Echo answers
If - tong—Wasn't Longfellow, when lie said,
"No one is so accursed by fate,
No one so so wholly dranloto,
Butt some heart though unkocnint,
Responds auto its own."
HAN —Are no easily caught as "yaller
birds." Mitt hit 3 ;.,ot all our Huntingdon boys
tracked oa "Alto Jones." Let a circus arrive
in town, and in less than a wank half the buys
in town will bo throwing antuerseta and break.
tug thei r neck s over an empty manhunt barrel.
Dark Transaction.—At Louisville last week,
a white man succeeded in getting a female obeys
across the river to Indiana, closely veiled. duet
An they stepped on the wharf at New Albany
he became enthusiastic end, raising her veil,
hissed her. This revealed her color, and both
parties were sent back to Kentucky.
Pathe/ie.—The Rev. Mr. Smitkins, who, by
the way has a holy horror of grammar and or
thography, thus describes the "thipartur" of a
a 'saint.' "When I arrove at the house he was
perspiring his last. I stood by the bedside and
then I said, as he was too far gone to talk,
•brother if you feel happy now, jilt Nue,ee my
hand :* and he avow it."