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KEWISBtlttG CUKONICL.K AND WEST BRANCH FAKMEIt
For the LcwUburg Chronicle.
The Use and Hake of an Ice House.
Mr. Editor : As you say you wish Far
irers to give their experiences in their own
waj 1 saw a pieeo in tour last paper,
taken from the Scientific American, about
an Kre H4use, which is a good phtn, but
1 still think there is a better one. 1 will
gie you the plan of mine.
Two j ears ago I built an ice house, by
digging ut two lu ,he ground, and
putting the earth around so as to keep the
ir out when finished; then put a frame
over it, 16 feet by 12, the posts 8 inches
fhick, boarded with inch boards and filled
with tan ; a floor on top, about 10 inches
tau oo that, and then a middling steep
shed roof whh boards. I had a partition
of boards made ihro'jfh the short way,
cutting off five feet for a milk-house, and
leaving the ice-house 11 by 1, and 10
There is a door 4 J feet square on the
north side near the upper floor, to fill the
tee hi. The ice is cut ioto blocks as big
as can be bandied easify, and some broke
fine to fill in and around the sides. I put
no straw around the sid, but fill it as
tight at I can, and then shut it up till in
April or May, when it has melted away
from the sides about 3 or 4 inches ; then 1
put saw-dust on top, about 4 inches thick,
and let it run down the sides, to cover the
ice ull over with saw-dust.
We had plenty of ice till winter, after
usin? it the whole summer through. In
hay and barvest.we take a can full of wa
ter, throw in a chunk of ice, and take it to
the field; this will keep cool half a day, and
if there are a good many hands, we take
some chunks of ice alonggin the morning
to the field, wrapt up in flannel, and that
will keepll day ; then whenever we get.s
can full of water we throw in a piece o
ice and in this way we have cool water
The whole cost of my ice house and
milk house diJ oof exceadForty Dollars.
and I would not do without one for five
times the cost.
I must close for this time, else ! wil
weary your patience. 1 have not given
you any description of my milk-house
which is worth more than all the rest for
cheapness and ha names. . t.
time, it I thought it would be interesting to
you and your renders, I wuulJ give you a
full account of my milk-bouse, Ac
A Dutch Farmer.
Fountain llilf, East Buff., Jan. 18.
For the Iwuburg Chronicle.
Mr. Editor: Your anxiety to have a
snpply ofagricultural communications a itii
in the range of your owo circulation, ha
excited my vanity a little, and I have con
eluded to give you my rxper'iencc on a sub
ject of as much importance as the "Cutting
of timber" or "Sap running perhapt
closely connected with both viz. the pre
paring of posts for fence. It is very com
mon, it) passing by the residences of man)
of our formers, to see a lot of posts, verj
carefully dieted and turned butts up for
the purpose ot having them well dried out,
that they may make a lasting fence. In the
the spring of 162? or '8. 1 had occasion t
make a garden fence. 1 cut a tree of or
dmary e'ze, White Oak,) prepared the
poats.and set them immediutcly.and where
I have not had occasion to alter the locB'
tion of the fence, they are iitill there. 1
have since set posts of the best of timber,
well dressed.and they hav rotted off many
cf I hem, in less than half the lime.in spca
king with some of my neighbors on the
subject. 1 find their experience corroborates
my own. and from what light I have would
saake25 per cent, in favor of the green
pt. R. H. L.
Fur the Lewisburg Chronicle.
Mr. Editor : J find ao article in the last
nasouer of your paper, signed "A Young
One," which would go to show that sap
would run down through the tree ; and he
is somcwh.it complaining of me fur not
giving my reasons more fully, i would
thfirt-lore give a few reasons for my opin
ions, in the first place, it would seem to
be a useless thing in nature for sap to run
dot o Jo the tree, since all its operations
cao be performed in its upward court. I
beti-ve the sap runs up the tree more or
ir.-;?, ihe whole year around, only stopt by
bird freezing : tins seems to be necessary
in or.ier to keep ibe tree alive.and to form
aud keep alive tha bud dunog the winter,
l or proof of this, 1 would advise any one
lo examine the buds of tree in the fall of
the year, and then in it latter part of the
winter again, aud he wuhl Imu ti,H tliey
had increase d during winter, at least il
there was arry soft weather during that
time. 1 agree with the writer in your last
umber, that the sap runs up through the
wood to enter the leaves, but not only In
enter tne leaves, but also to form the twigs
and fruit ; but I disagree with kirn in the
np returning. He say ike sap passes
lrouh the inoern.0 4 Uyer of bark and
the outermost lyT of wood wheo it de
err-r.cjs. Mere he i in a mistake, iii my
(uriioo, tor it is 4 well Known feci uist
tins i ton erv '.ace where ihe most tap
passes up the tree, as is readily seen in the
ample tree by catting a notch through the
bark, and there is yearly a new growth
of woodjformed around the tree next to the
bark, which every wood chopper must
have noticed, and can tell the age of the
tree by counting the "gfowih. And this
seems evident by Cutting off a limb of an
apple tree, say from the main branch, and
it will soon be full of young sprouts or
twigs on this cut limb. ThisJshoWs that
the most'of the sap runs up in close con
ueciiun with the bark. I should not have
written this, according to my rule, that is,
not to give an answer to a fictitious name;
but since it is sinned ''A Younc One," 1
- D w -
have thought proper to write this mnch
tor his instruction.
Cast Buffalo, Jan. 18, 1850
12 lbs Batter per Week from one Cow!
Tne Gettysburg Compiler says that a
cow belonging to Hon. Mosrs M'Ciean,
raised by himself, yielded between the 22d
of November last, and the 24th of Decem
ber, upward of fifty pound of butter, be
sides furnishing the cream for a family of
nine persons being about twelve pounds
per week ! This is an extraordinary tact,
but no less strange than true." We
have never before heard of a cow yielding
so large a quantity of butter in ao ahort a
time, if others have, they will please speak
The Canal Coaunlssioaers' Report
States that the receipts and expenditures
on the public works during the year end
ing the 30th of November, 1649, were as
Total receipt on Main Line, 1.216 202.05
For lulls and fines on Dele-
ware division, 1 Off 714, 24
For tolls, rent and fines on
oq the Susque.hai.oa
and North and West
G ross receipts t f all the lines, 1 ,633,277,72
.Net receipts 6ver expenses. $74,776,65
The following statement shows the
amount of lolls collected at several offices
Juring lite year, on the articles named.
J: on. Coal. Flour, 4"C
Dunsburg, 4,760 924 6.834
Vilhsmsporl, 116 21 2.710
Xorth'erlM, 12.077 1.014 11,461
Hrwick, 1,593 90,7 GO 76
A new rait mu , ctmstfuc.
ion from Portsmouth to Columbia. I'p
n its completion it is expected that all the
reight which now goes over the Harris
burg mid LaneaKter nilroad will be thrown
jpon the Columbia railroad at Columbia.
The number of miles traveled by pass
engers over the Philadelphia and Columbia
railroad during the year was 7,410,558,
which divided by 82,the length of ihe road,
is equal to 90,250 through passengers.
Che tolls from these and the cars in which
they were conveyed, amounted to $159,
517 51. A change in ihe mode of ihe
iranaporlation of passengers is recommen
ded. The rates ol lare are too high. The
hoard desire to purchase a number of first
class passenger cars, and have that portion
of the carrying trade done wholly by the
The railroad to avoid the :nclined plane
is rapidly progressing and will be comple
ted by the lSih of July next.
The total fall overcome is 326 feet,
equal to an average grade of about 40 and
i-lt'th feet per mile.
The estimated cost of the rowd is 1374,
739. The Susquehanna division has been kept
n order at a very small expense. No ex
traordinary repairs were required, except
for gravelling and keeping the Shatnokin
dam in order.
Navigation was resumed on the West
flranch division on the 20th of March.
On the 2d of July, niiieiy feet of the first
span of the Pine creek aqueduct broke
down ; but was repaired in fourteen days.
The North Branch Division was opened
for navigation oo the 20ih March. Trans
portation has been kept up during the
year without any extraordinary repairs be
ing reqaired. Tiie early completion of
this improvement i strongly urged as a
financial measure ; at the time of the sus
pension of ihe work, the amount estimated
for its completion was $ 1 ,277,452,81.
The recent contracts have been alloted at
trom twenty-five to thirty per eent under
The Delaware division was opened for
navigation on the 10th of March. Hie ;
following sum, il is estimated, will be re-
quired to meet all Ihe expenses of keeping
up the canals and railroads for the year p( ,he kjnt h js evident lhal the unfor
ensmg November 30, 1850, viz- lunate man went there lo shelter himself
For repairs, motive poaer and all other J ,rom e jnce,renCy 0f the weather. He
expenditures for ihe public works for the J hnd jpd b,mse io rest by placing his
eivice ot the fiscal year ltou, amount to ,
the sumol 9609 222.90.
If no unforseew circumstances occur to
interrupt the business on tha public works,
the receipts of 18S0 will amount lo 1,
700,000 ; and ihe net revenue therefrom
to al least $1000,0(10.
The German population of the United
r' , .. ,
estimate at four millions ; and ,
litis number is cor Canity increasing by on
imn et.se in.in'. ration. ;
England vs. United States "The Illus
trated London News speaks in the strong
est terms of the growth of the U. Stoles in
population and prosperity, and savs that
hereafter the Anglo-Saxon race will rule
the world, not from the banks of the
Thames, but from those of the Potom
ac. The writer is of opinion thai Eng
land will rapidly decline in power (and
wealth, in ihe course of the next half cen
tury, and that tho transatlantic Republic
will as rapidly increase.
Another Kcgal Government in America.
Recent letters from Rio Janeiro repre
sent that Louis Philippi has been in negoti
ation for sometime with the Lmperor of
Rraiil.and that the three provinces adjoin
ing Pernambuco are to be converted into a
kingdom; of which the Prince de JVioville
and his spouse, it is thought, will take pos
session as soon as they arrive, their arri
val being hourly expected.
The Escaped Slave. The slave wo
man Betsey, who escaped from Wilming
ton (N. C.) to Boston, in the barque Tha
les, is 19 years old, and left a babe behind.
Her feet J ere frozen oo the passage. The
mate of the Thales- who was charged with
smuggling her on board, asserts that he
did not know of her being their until nearly
the close of ihe passage.
The Itch in Hagerstown. The Cntoct
in Whig learns that Hagerstown has late
ly been visited by a scoruge, in common
parlance termed the itch. Whole families
are down with it, and several schools have
been temporarily dismissed per consequen
ces. The Hagerstown News has a para
graph which seems to confirm this.
What is False Pretence ? Mrs. Blood
good, a d-ishiog female operator, was ac
quitted at New York on Wednesday of
obtaining goods under lalse pretences, on
the mere technical ground ol not having
atked credit, though she had the goods
sent to a mansion which she fulsely alleged
Sunday Travel has been suspended on
the Central railroad. This, we believe, is
the first move of the kind that his been
made ou any railroad in the Stiit", but as
it accords with the feelings of the commu
nity at large, we have no doubt it will be
come general throughout Pennsylvania in
a short time.
Cholera at New Orlenns. Although the
w Orleans oarers denv that the cholera
prevails in that city, we perceive that the
Board of Health reports for jhe month of
December 537 deaths, ot which number
HI were from cholera, 9 from cholera
morbus, 31 from diarrhea and 28 from
Q lite a "PHe.' Two millions one hun.
dred and seventy thousand three hundred
and fifty dollars, were paid out in Boston
on the 1st f January,- as interest money,
by the different Bank, lWroad, and Man
Dark Day. The 8th was unusally dark
day in Pittsburg. Families at nine o'clock
were eating breakfast by candle light, and
at twelve gas had to be lighted in all the
The Wilmot Froviso in Congress.
A Washington correspondent of the New
York Herald, says:
" The Wilmot Proviso will pliss the
House by a large majority. In the Senate
it will be but two. This is uuder the sup
position that Mr. Benton who has, alt
long, pronounced the proviso a humbug,
will vote against it. Mr. Wales and Mr.
Spruance. of Delaware, will both vote
for it; Mr. Dickinson, of New York,
against it ; and Mr. Cass will speak against
Ihe proviso, but not vote on it. If he re
sign his seal he will, in all probability, be
returned the Senate uulrammcled by in
structions. Should Mr. Benton be able to
carry the two Messrs. Dodge, (father and
son) of fowa and Wisconsin, respectively
with him, then the Wilmot Proviso will not
pass the Senate. The Messrs. Dodge, iu
the meanwhile, are devoted lo Mr. Benton,
and Mr. Bright, of Indians, mitv not feel
disposed lo follow his lead. Nohndy, of
course, can, at this stage of the business,
tell what way Mr. Benton is going lo act
and vole, but wheo he is denounced as i
deserter from the South, and a disorgani
zer, old Bullion may profit by the opportu
nity thus olfered him to show that by his
exerlioua the bouth was saved.
Found Dead 1
On Tuesday morning last, as a son of
Mr.Shipman went to his father's lime kiln,
,j,uate o0 ih river bank in the upper end
0f our bor0ujh,to fill it.he found a man by
fe gaine 0f jeero) aj.jn, je-d al ,nc top
h(inderchi.f upon a stone upon which he
laid his head, having first placed his cap
and a bottle of liquor a few feet from him'
His face laid about a foot from the mouth
of ihe kiln, and his body forming a circle
with the kiln. One side of his face was
; completely roasted, as were also portions
hi ,h""'' 8"1 imo firP.
nrobMhly when atMittt extnting. I here is
Ut hij w rause(j by fce
g34 ,tMl. fro, the kilo . Sunbury Ga
n-tte, 10. h in.
H. O. HICXCK, Editor.
O. V. WORSEN, Publisher.
At 1,S cash ia advance, fl,75 in thru months, t? paid
within the year, and $50 at Um end nf the year.
Agents in rhilsdi-lphie V B Palmer and E W Carr.
Wednesday Morning. Jan'y 23.
Cr-We this week give, on our first page.
two deeply interesting letters, from one of
the Lewisburg Californians. It will be
seen that the party suffered most after they
bad reached California.
On the same pnge will be found a
choice specimen of the debates on slavery
which are constantly springing up, now-a-days,
in the balls of Congress. The
South, so far, seems to get the worst of it,
except as to the public offices, which they
somehow manage to monopolize, as usua'.
The Northern blood is not easily roused.
It generally moves slow, and calm, and
cool,' but when it is once up, it marches
forward to the accomplishment of its pur
poses with the inexorable flexibility of
fate as the South will ultimately discover.
A Dutch Farmer'' will find his ser
viceable article in print this week. We
hope he will give us a description of his
milk house, also. Will he be good enough
to favor us with his name t If his heart
is not as cold us his ice, we should like to
makn his acquaintance.
R. H. L." has made an excellent be
ginning. We ahull be murh gratified if
he will persevere in this new path of use
W. S. M." is cordially welcome, and
shall appear next week.
"Sabtis's U.vtoti M.ioazixb" for
February is on our table. Its contents and
embellishments are of a very superior or
dr. The most prominent of the latter i
the portrait of Mrs. Polk, widow of the
late Ex-President ; and her character a
happily portrayed in. the accompanying
sketch, proves ' how divine a thing a wo
man may be made.'
Published by "John Snrtain 6i Co., Phil
ad., at $3 per annum, and a rich engraving
rThe February N... of " Peterson's
Ladies' N .it tonal Migazine,'' edited by I
Clurles J Peterson, Esq., and Mrs. Ann
!. Oiepocil-, ftjlljr sustain, in k.,,K ri.-ro
vings and contents, the high reputation
this monthlyhas acquired. The names of
the editors are.olone sufficient to establish
its success. Mr. Peterson is one of the
most vigorous and healthful wiitersof the
day, and Mrs. Slepliens has no equal in
her own peculiar power and vividness of
"Pub'ished by C. J. Peferaon, at No. 99,
Chesnul tnt, Philud . at 9'i per annum
(KrThe February No. of " Gotley's
Lady's Book" furnishes ample evidence
that the tact and enterprise which origina
ted this department of American Litera
ture, are still in full life and vigor, and can
readily distance all competition. Gocey
has conlerred a favor on his patrons this
month, by furnishing them with an admi
rable counterfeit presentiment of the King
of Magazines! This No. contains a
thrilling sketch of backwoods life from the
pen of our gifted towns-woman, Mrs.
Hayes, which we have marked for an ear
ly insertion in our paper. We are glad to
observe that the Book' contains more
substance and less of mere sentimentality
than usual. The latter is a commodity of
little woith in this age of the world, unless
henused to 'point a moral,' as well as
adorn a fate.'
Terms. $3 a year in advance.
From the Far West
We have received,(we suppose from Mr.
J. Frick.printer.recently ol Milton) feveral
copies of ihe ''Minnesota Chronicle &
Register,'' a very nest appearing paper,
published at St. Pauls, the Capital of Min
nesota Territory. It appears that at Ihe
first election, the "Union' ticket prevailed
over the Democratic nominations. We
guess il lo be a cold region from the fol
lowing item in the No. for 22J ult.:
The CoLDrsT Yet. Ou Monday mor
ning. Dec. 17, at 7 o'clock, the thermom
eter stood at twenty-one degrees below ze
ro. At Fort Snel I i.tg, same hour, il stood
two degrees higher.
W'e have an interesting'cditorial to cop
from the same paper on "Lfe in the North
West 'Sor iiery , Ac.
7The Danville Democrat taftes us to
task for prematurely announcing that the
U. S. Senate had rejected the nomination
oi isoi. it ebb as ciMrse d A km ires lo
Austria. Not our fault, frteod Cook. We
only told ihe lale as it was told to us, in
one of our exehanges.
UrVr. Joas Lock, Surteoa Dentist, baa
placed upon oar table a bos of his Aromatic
Tooth-Parte." We Cod it, upon liial.s pleasant
and fragrant dontrifics ; just the thing to keep the
teeth clean, and breath sweet two essential
tequisitcs of health and comfort, that hi many
iactaoces aie sadly neglertrd.
5The Northern Temperance
Convention will be held in the German
Reformed Church in Lewisburg on Tues
iy, 5th Feb. next, at 1 1 e'elock, A.M.
'What Time is It?'
The 'Good Samaritan' quotes our cor
rected statement with regard to ihe com
pletion of Ihe first hall of ihe present ceu
tury, (though we observe that owing lo a
mitake of their printer.our article a quoted
will be unintelligible to the rcadersof ihe
Samaritan.) but disputes i'saccoracy, and
presents the following adverse argument :
'We toppoae that from the birth of Chriet. 3G5
; hti lo ripire before he was one vearnld.end
that tboe 365 da; wre the first year of the firet
cmtore. When Ibe clock struck 12 at midnight
at tbe end of those 3H5 days, Ihe first ear es
enjej.vthen iuuu tx-g.ii) lo count oss, and imme
diately the second ye commenced .aud was com
pleted at the end ot 3ba djys.wtien men began t"
count, two. And if you go on thus to ihe end
ot the first cenlury. you ai l fiud that when men
began lo count one hundred 100 yeara had already
expired ; ao that vhat you call the year 100
teas'' not "the last year of tho firet centure," but
the first year of the eecond cenlury. By tbe same
mode of computation, you will una that the mo
ment we begun lo count 1819, we were in tbe
Sllihyearof the present century, and iht now
we are in the 5lt year, allho' we say 1850 until
the veai 'SI is completed just in regard to
centuries, we sie now io ihe nineteenth cenlury.
altho' we any 1800, (Ac) anttf Ihe nineteenth
century ia completed From all which we con
clude, (with much submission, however, against
such high authority as tbe Chronicle, New York
Tribune, Public Ledger. Urrman Reformed
Messenger, &c.) that the first half of the nioe
leenrh century is alresdy part, and that we are
now battening over thj second half a, fat ss the
wheels of time can carry us.
IligMy respectable authorities are ar
rayed against us on this subject, in private
circles as well as in the ' corps editorial.'
Though we find that nearly all ourexchan
gs, including the N. Y. ' Courier & En
quirer,' and N. Y. Evangelist, have
retraced their steps, and now admit, after
a ' sober second thought,' lhal ihe first half
of the nilctt enih century is not yet com
plete. Hut with, or without, this support,
and res'ing solely upon the met ts of the
case, we think, Brother Sint-ford, thai we
are clearly right on the main question in
dispute, an J that you are laboring under a
iiiiKUipreheii!ioii as lu the Iruc result of
ourown arguments. 1
The question to be solved is, ' Have
eighteen cen:uries and a hall of the Chris
;ian era been completed V We say not.
We allege that up to 12 o'clock, noon, o(
this day, (January 231.) Id4V years and
22 days and a half, only, have elapsed,
nnd no more. We mainiuiti that the fig
ures " 1 850'' do hot mean Ihe pat' year,
but signify the current year, now passing,
and indicate its particular number in the
catalogue of years. In the current dites
in use throughout Christendom, the num
ber o! tins ear is given to show what
year we are in, (not how many, in round
numbers, have gone by,) and the month,
and day of the month, to show hew far in
hut particular year we have traveled.
This will be made evident hy an insctioii
of every document you can lay your hands
on, in which the date is formally set forth.
It jou, Brother S., who are a luwyr, eltou'd
be called on to day to write a deed of con
veyance, you would undoubtedly proceed
as follows : " This Indenture, mnde this
23d day of Jauuary, ia the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hun ired and fifty,
witnesseth, &c.,'' yet )ou say ubove, just
the opposite, that " now we are in Ihe Slst
year." Peihups jou will attempt lo escape
on the plea lhal a sort of ' legal fiction is
connected with ihe matter. Hut if so, on
which horn of the dilemma will you hang
the ' fiction.' un the deed or ihe editorial 1
But, taking you on your own premises,
what is the result? Il you count one im
mediately after the completion of the 1st
year, and two at the end of the 2d year,
and so on till the present time, you will
find that at the commencement of the
present year when all the woild began to
write 1850, you could only count 1840.
and could not by any possibility get a sin
gle figure beyond it and of course could
nr.t, according to your own reckoning,
count 18S0 nntil after 12 o'clock P. M. of
the 31st day of December next. Which
conclusively proves two facts ; 1st, that the
first half of the nineteenth century is not
yel finished, and 2J, that the system of
dates in current use does not correspond
with the theory you lay down, and could
not have originated as you suppose it did.
As we are thus doubly right, you must
necessarily be just the reverse. Quid erut
A correspondent of Col.Tate's Colum
bia Democrat," is out in a defence of Lord
Byron. Well, the noble bard, if he was
now in this breathing world, would doubt
less be very grateful for this considerate
favor. Though, in sober truth, he does
need a friendly hand, sometimes, to rescue
his memory from unmerited reproach. For
he had sins enough to auswer for at any
rate as heavy a load aa most mortals
could well stagger under without having
imaginary faults laid at his door. He was
one of the strangest compounds of contra
dictory impulses and propciisilies,6ver em
bodied in flesh and blood. Now,- god-like
now, beast-like. Emphatically ihe poet
of liberty, yet the slave of bis own- terrible
passions; Restive and defiant under the
despotism 6f public op'nion.and thearbilary
restraints of (ashionnb'e life yet succum
bing he'plesly to ihe thraldom of the ani
iustincts of his nature, lie was one of the
most inexplicable meteors" ol nind that ev
er startled the world a mental locomotive
w'recked by the immensity of its own pow.
cr.' It is tmpujiiUie lo resist the b.cio.VMig
influences of the pre-eminently sublime and
beautiful creations of his fancy ye?
loo olten a baleful' light, gleams upoo ihe
page, painfully repulsive and degrading
He has sometimes seemed to us like a king
ly bird, mounting into' the empyrean as
with the bold sweep of an arch-angel's
wine. . ,
Till from the eyrie of his eagle-thought
Ha could look down on monarchal"
breathing the pure atmosphere of the upper
heavens, and looking with unblencbing
gaze into the very eye of ihe sun ; till the
beholder is filled with amazement at the
strength and elasticity of pinion that bears
him up so proudly and so well then, sud
denly stooping from his 'pride of place,'
falls prone to earth lo gorge himself with
There. Col., we guess l hat will do for
this time. We must get our pen mended
before we inke a fresh start.
Triennial Assessment, Union Co., 1850
The Commissioners of Union Co. have
published Ihe following table of aggregates
of Taxable Properly in ihia County, under
the law ol 27th July, 1842.
let column. Townships and Boroughs.
2d do Value of Real Estate.'
3d do Value of Horses and Cattle.
4th do Volue of Trades,Occup..cV Prof.
6th do Mortgseee, Money at Int., dec.
6ih do Household Furniture aboe$300
7th do rh-asure Carriages, eVe
8th da Trades &c. ahoe $200
0th; do Offices dec. ab e $290
10th do No. of Aureeed Watches
1 1th Ho Total A sn't of Taxable M altera.
5 5?i 5 5 f i- ?5 fl ,j3
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Vj a V tc - 3 'ia '& ca " co " o u 3D
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a pi 000 ' a a n m o - eoosoiryv
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: 13 - U-3e9 MlSss-ssH
a "2 j . -i m m
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tlncluding s pat of l.imeatoae. .
On Monda Ihe 28ih day of January ins, the
Commissioners will meet ar their oifice in New
Berlin for the purpose of linaliy determining
whether any of the valuations of the Assesaoia
hae been made Mow just rate, according to
tbe meaning ond intention of the act when and
where all peiSJiis interested can attend if Ibey
JOSEPH WINTER. ")
JAMES BAKDIN, VCm'rs.
JOHN WII.T. J
Comm'ia' vHica; New Berlin. Jsn. 8, 1850
OLD BUFFAI.OE Tow nahip, although less
in population and territory than several others,
is ahead of all others in tbe value ofber Real
Estate, which is over Half a Million of Dollars !
There are fcw richer or moro happy or worthy
conmunitics at least in tha newer counties
than thai occupying Buffalo Valley.
Of MinneeoU,ione of the very best appointments
Old Zrh' has made trtd while our hand is in,
we can not forbear a word of congratulation to
our old friend upon tha 'higher honora' that bae
fallen lo his Int. but which are only a 6tting
tribute to his worth. Gov. R. bss filled various
other public trnsts with cradit,snd from an orphan
appienlice-boy has risen, before 35 jean have
passed - ever his bead, to bo the Governor of a
By the way. Gov., your jurisdiction is a Iri6e
larger now than when presiding in your lorn
over the deliberations of the little debating dob
which we used to dignify with the name of
" ilanisburg I.ickcm !
f7THSKs To Hon. Jos. Casey for
Report of the Secreiary of the Treasury ;
and the speech of Gen. Cass on Hungari
an alfuirs; also to Col. Siifer for Report of
ihe Canal Commissioners, and ihe Super
intendent of Common Schools.
Honesda'e. P.. Jan. 21.
Three young Inlies, one a daughter of!
Judge Woodward, of Wilkesharre, Pa.,
were drowned on Saturday. Tho ice on
which they were sliding broke under them
their bod es were lecovered.
sssIHia) i e in -
On the 3d inu by Rev. J. 8 Lea, Hisst J.
Dsstibb and MmMiit Stovsbtox, both of
In Lewisburg, evening of 32J inet. bv Rev. J
S Lee, Wiuii's CsaoTBta and Miss Arroi
Loiria Mosiosj, all of Lewisborg.
The above MessagM wae received (with tho
aeroapanyiiHt ttdcuuwtit" just as the form was
ready lot tbe prers lliis rooming and the Editor
being sfisent at' mil-call, the Pi inters divided ihe
spoiLt" wi h a unanimous vols of ilianka lo lbs
bride, and a thousand good wishes for ihe onion.
0D I 0B
?! igM J 3 g
BY "Thompsofl's stosquehenna Eipre." ,t" 'oo i-ngosy, mr9 i y v
fol of GUM OVU8HOE! which wiUliaaU days. ,v
old cheap for Ihe leady butkthe. I fa Milton. Ifith inet,' Pbiiip Mrsrsf.
Jan. TS, 1850 8- F. LY.XDALL: 1 sel 48 veers.
How to mak a Dollar!
ZB&ttl f Ilff. In no case will
we take less than 2 50 for last ear's
subscriptions unless paid this month. All
payments on the prosent j ear must also
be paid this month In make $1.50 answer.
We would prefer being paid
NOW but those who delay can not ob
ject because we go by the published terms.
Fair warning last notice !
Mr. Trone read in place a bill jo extend
the jurisdiction of justices of the piece, in
criminal and civil rases, and lo provide
for trial by jury beforw them, at the request
of either of the parfiea.
Mr. Laird, a bill lo amend the common
school law, so eat lo allow persons over 21
yeara of age to enter them.
Mr. Powll,a bill for an eppropialion for
the North Branch Canal.
In Senate the Speaker presented the
annual statement of the Philadelphia, tier
manlown and Norristown railroad compa
ny, and that of the Tioga Navigation com-
P,n7- . . ...
tie also presented twenty-nine petitions
from citizens of Columbia county, for a
new county to be called Montour.
Mr. Darsie, a petition from the president
and managers of Ihe Willtamsdort Rridge
company, praying for an amendment of
their r barter.
Mr Ives read it place, a bill (or ihe bet
ter regulation of fences in this Conimon-
Mr. M'Caslin, (from Green Co.) sub
milted resolution relitive to election of
Judges timit the Legislator to a session
of sixty days and to meet once in two
years confine their action to general laws
and provide foi the election of a Lieut,
Mr. Stieeter said, that he feared the
Senator from Green had fallen a victim to
a shrewd design to postpone and defeat the
Amendment of the Constitution.
Mr Ktngjon leavs given, read in his pface
and presented to the chair, a bill entitled,
' j-iiit resolution relative to the tarifT.'
Mr. Packer opposeJ the resolutions en
the ground that tho ameudoseot lo the or.
tgional bill was equivalent to defeat. It
ever their was a popular question in Pent -sylvania.
it was this. Twenty out of thir
ty States of this I'nion had already ador
ed a similar provision, and in all of thse
S'ates the judges were now tlected by the
people. I: wns full lirne that we atiou'd
follow their example.
JJill I'atsed Finally.
A bill to establish the act of inco-pon-tinn
of the Wyoming seminary of the On
eida annual conference of the Methodic
A bill to incorporate the U'i ksbarre
A supplement to sn act. entitled "An
a-t to establish tbe Untversvtv wt
The committee on the Library on the
1 9th inst , elected Thomas C. M'Doweil
of Cambria county. Mr. M'Doweil was
Gov. Johnston's competitor for a seat in
the Senate, and was lately U. S. Consul
Geo. JohS M. Bechtkl of SehinlUI
Co- (th Democratic nominee,) was elec
ted State Treasurer on Monday last, Jm.
Slst. He received 74, votes, lo 50 tor
5Ir. Bill, lh present Whig incumbreat.
. U. S. CONGRESS.
The Senate has confirmed a nun brr
of nominations among them Hon. Alcir
Ramsey as Gov'r of Minnesota, and A'eir
Irvin as Marshal of West. Dist. of Pa-
Another debate on Slavery occurred, in
which Mr. Clemens of Ala. laid himself
open to severe censure from both Southern
and Northern Senators.
In the House, Adam J. Glossbrenner c'
the 'York (Pa.) Gazette,' Democrat, a
elected Serjeant-at-Arms by 3 mej. He
succeeds the famed 'Oliver Oldschoo!,'
Nathan Sargent, Esq.
mint . . uu w . J iu JWII,.JIIC iri lihv-
of Doorkeeper and Postmaster lilt Mirci.
'Jan. .4tai. r resident lav or trans-
milled a message to the ilouso in an
to a Resolution of Inquiry, stating that
bad been his desire ihnt New Mexico and
iaiiiornia snould aonlv lor admission in!"
Ihe Union as Slates, but had not interfered
Lto control their action. He susuest lbs
vonirress await tnetr movements-nna ipt
irsHir aomesi ic do icy ana institutions in
their own hands, as best calculated to d
Mr.Casa had ihe fljor on the Proviso-
.m.iyainouo is sertouslv ill with o euriv
MC7 1 here beiliff no Mltrnrinna in uV
lj.k... si r. I
. ..... - - , .1 WIIH , tills wv
Tat Caub 8t4tk If -.... kth of
inTa emiM h raw I a. I i. . Htk iia:J
-wwevw swa BH lIHTlHi
be tho greatest poasihle basseing lo mankind ti
now much tronliU anH i, I tsr
many. It je bad policy lo gn into debt, pa'linr
larty with ihe storekeepers, as you have in
instance fa pa large prices for goode and eJti
snily at their aserey. To obviate tho necewsr
of any person going in debt foe store gooJs. -L.
Jonas lias earned a very estensive storsi'
Milion, and is selling exclusively for c- s
has pot the prices of goods dWn so fo - "
make it thsnterest of every ene to deal witK sss
on tho cssa STsrui. Persona vieilioc M1;J
and in want of cheap goods, will do well by csU
ing Sntt at JbrW'storr.-
fm Iwiaears-. Iflih insi Josoe Bv son of
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