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THE SPY & REGISTER.
SATURDAY MORNING, Oct. 7, 1848
V. B. PAZZILTIL 19 duly authorized to receive sullcrip- .
Ilona and advertieements for Lists paper. ill the Stilts ot
Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Bubb:tn. and
W. CAJUN Philadelphia.
3&43 M. Wistuaareen. Lancaster city.
Yirtta.arat A. Pamir, Travelling Agent.
G WAG z Plum, No. 151, Nadoau Street, New York.
"tirri.r.a.kx Turratscor, S. 11 Cower of Baltimore. and
South street,, Baltimore,
Citmacte or Hot/rt.—The U. S. Mail line which
heretoforestarted from Philadelphia at 12 o'clock,
midnight, and arrived here at 5 o'clock in the
Morning-, hus changed on and after the 4th inst.
The train now leaves ea 4 o'clock in the afternoon,
tnd arrives here at 9.
This arrangement will be a saving to the State
of ad* thousands per annum in expense and la
bor at the inclined plain, and in men and horses
between that end the depot in Market street. flow
this change will affect the convenience and interest
Of the business community in other places we
know not; but we do know that it does affect this
place - injuriously—especially the forwarding limi
tless. The forwarding and commission merchants
of Colombia hate been in the habit of receiving
tire manifests of goods coming over the road in the
afternoon, at five o'clock in the morning—from six
to ten hours in advance of the goods. By the pre•
tent arrangement they do not get the manifests un
til from six to ten hours after the goods, which
canoes a great confusion, inconvenience, ions of
time, and expense. This might all be obviated,
however, if Uncle Sam would give as two letter
mails a day—what we much need, (or we venture
the assertion that there is not another town, of the
acme size in this State which does half the busi
• bees - Columbia does. We have two newspaper
:Mails - regularly every day from Philadelphia. and
We have often wondered why we did not have two
,'hits Winnlerriao in Lancaster, on Tuesday
nvening last was attended by a car load of Colam
bkins, We accepted the kind invitation of some
trf out Whig friends and accompanied the delega.
lion, which was enlivened by some excellent me
ttle from the 141eChanla Brass Band, of Columbia.
The Court House in Lancaster was crowded by a
large and orderly audience, who listened to a long
htid able Whig speech from Gov. Seward, of New
A large Democratic meeting was held on Satur
day evening last at the market. house in this place,
William Atkins, President: William Brimner,
Jahn Arms, Maj. Gilman, Dr. A. K. Rohrer, Vice
Presidents t Lieut. Thomas 'Welsh, William Brown,
Secretaries. John F. Houston, Esq., introduced a
series of resolutions. The meeting was ably ad.
dressed by Col. Wm. Bigler, G. C. Collins, and Col.
John W. Forney:
Tilt SENATE.-Our reporter failed to furnish us
With the report of the proteedinga of the Senate,
Wit Thursday cimning last, in time for to.days pa.
per. We understand that the subject for dircus.
eion en next Thursday evening,will be the merits of
the respective candidates for the Presidency. It
is &floated that a large number of the ladies and
gentlemen of Columbia will be present.
Filit.. , —The York Republican says, on Sunday
Morning last, about 10 o'clock, the barn of Mt.
Samuel Frey, in Freystown, adjuitling this bor
ough, was consumed by fire. Fortunately there
Was no grain in il l and we understand that the
building was !named,
TrtarArsatvtno.—Gov. .Tohnston has appointed
'Thursday, the 23d day or November next, to be
bbserved throughout the State, as a day of general
thaniuggiving, prayer, and praise to Almighty God,
ft& ilia tender mercies over Wins a people.
Aettearrh—Two trains of cars time in contact
front Of our office on Saturday evening last, and
Caught one of Mr. David Mullen's legs between
the 'hampers, breaking it in two places. We
tinde.rstand that. Mr. Mullen is doing well.
Er We have been requested to state that a. Dam
berstie meeting will be held this evening at the
house of Jacob Sholl, in Wrightsville, which will
be addressed by a number of able speakers.
Er The late tains have caused a rise 1n the Sus
quehanna. Not enough to benefit the lumbermen,
but just enough to scare up the eels, which our
fishermen are catching by the thousands. We are
fond of eels—we aro !
The election for Sheriff in the city of Baltimore,
bn the 4th inst., resulted in the election of Mr.
Cloud, Democrat. Four Independent candidates—
no Whig nomination.
The Columbia and Lancaster Telegraph office
has been moved to the hot= of P. X. Zeigler, in
Locust street, who has been lately appointed opera.
ltiestcAt..—A new company of candidates for
public favor hate just arrived at New York. They
consist of a band of German Mtn:clans, twenty.
seven in number.of which twenty-four aro Nolo per
tormers.—lts organization is similar to that of the
f av orite Steyerrnarkirche, and the concerts to be
given will embrace claseical, as well as the lighter
and more sprightly movie.
The Stcyermarkische Company ate giving con.
torts to crowded houses in Boston.
An Anctraer lbstr--Profetwor tNinalow. of
naltimore, has in his possession a Latin Bible,
dated Rome, March 11, 1597 ; consequently 251
years old, which was found by one John L.ltroom.
ly, Esq., in the Convent of St. Domingo. after the
city of Mexico was taken by the late American
army. This relict of ancient times, though bear
ing the mark of old age, has still the appearance
of a healthy constitution, both outwardly and in.
wardly. It will, doubtless, be considered a great
curiosity by the literati and antiquarians of the
Km CAILeCIN.—The trips of this famous frontiers
man across the praries are not certainly over "beds
of roses." A California correspondent of the N. Y.
Courier writes thus, giving some idea of the every
day's occurrences of his venturesome life :
We had scarcely come in sight of the river (Los
Angelo.) when the yells and shouts of the Indians
were heard, and looking to our left, we perceived
several sandy knolls dark with Pah-Utabs or Root-
Diggers. They beckoned us to come au, crying
out they were friends. Their language beinga di
alect of the Utah, Carson understood much they
said. Kit warned them off; telling them they were
bad—the whites were angry with them, because
they stole animals and treacherously murdered the
whites. One old fellow,—in corpulence and rotun
dity equal to Jack Easy's friend, Mr. Oxbelly—bc
ing more venturesome than the rest, and, perhaps,
ambitious or desirous of signalizing himself, ap
proached to within a few yards of us. Here taking
a bunch of arrows into one hand, while he held
his bow ready in the other, and twitching his
quiver around a little forward of the shoulder, he
boldly insisted upon our stopping to trade. On him
Carson warted no words, but raised his rifle, when
this awkward nude lump of human flesh waddled
off, somewhat after the fashion of a fast running
penguin. Some of the Indians followed us a short
distance, and then returned to the hills or their vil
lages, which were near by. That evening we en
camped in the valley of the Muddy, where we
made a corral of wezquite hushes to secure our
animals at night. We had not yet completed this
work, when about twenty Indians, appeared on the
opposite aide of the river, and, from a rocky bluff,
one of them commenced haranguing us. He said
that they were friends—they wanted to trade, not
to fight, and that we must return whence we come
if a tribute of some kind was not paid them for
passing through their country. Carson's reply to
this was, that he knew them well,—that the whites
did not like the Pali.Utah, for lie would kill and rob.
" The Diggers are bad to the whites," he continued,
"they say they are friends, get into camp, end then
murder," adding as de, to use a Thespian expres
sion," oh, you d—n rascals; I know you; you
needn't stand tbar a preachin' to me,—it wont do
you no kind o'good." The Indians positively de
nied the above asaervations when Kit said "The
Pali.Utali lies." Several bows were immediately
strung, but only one arrow was discharged, and the
daring savage who perpetrated this rash deed re.
turned to his lodge and his squaw suffering, per
haps dying, from the wound inflicted by the round
arrow of the white man's fire.bow. 'We saw no
more Root-Diggers that day. In the evening we
burnt a ring about eight feet wide around our
camp and corral, thus effectually preventing the
Indians from driving us away through the means
of fire, which by igniting the dry grass, cut for pre
caution we had taken, could easily have been done,
INSTABILITY OP PROPERTY IN REVOLUTIONARY
TIOES.—The Paris papers have lately contained
many accounts of the frightful depreciation of pro
perty since the overturning of the Government of
Louis Philippe, but the following account of a re.
duction from wealth to absolute poverty seems at.
A young man who, in the month of December
last, received a fortuncof 500,000 francs (.020,000)
with his wife, disposed of it in the purchase of a
magnificent house in the fauborg St. Honore.
Whilst he was waiting for the preparation of the
title deeds he vested his money in treasury bonds.
The revolution of February arrived shortly after
wards, and treasury bonds suffered a depreciation
of forty per cent, and reduced his capital to 300,-
000 francs, (X 12,000,) which lie paid on account,
expecting to be accommodated with time for the
payment of the remainder, but the late proprietor
of the house being pressed by his creditors, insti.
tuted law proceedings against the purchaser for the
balance. Thn house has just been sold under a de
cree for 200,000 francs, (.C8000) the amount of the
balance due, leaving the late owner of 500,000
francs (x 20,000) a pauper, through no fault or im
prudence of his own.
AN OLD WASHINGTON MEMORIAL. --Mr. Mac.
ready, the English actor, writes to a friend in Phi
ladelphia, an account of a recent visit to the obscure
village of Gadaon, in Wiltshire, where lived and
died Sir. Laurence Washington, an ancestor of
the man who has made the name immortal. He
died in 1672, aged 64, and the old dwelling house
is still standing, occupied by a farmer. It is a snit
stantial and handsome feudal residence of about
the time of Edward 4th. From the thickness of
its walls and its commanding position, it appears
to have been capable of good defence. In the old
church is a marble monument "to the memory of
Sir. Laurence Washington, Kt., Chief Register of
the Chancery, of known piety, of charity exempla
ry," &c., &c., and also to his '!ciatne, Ann, his
TNE Cacsecxv FLAG IN BOSTON.—The Turkish
brig Ararat, Captain Metexe, from Constantinople,
arrived at Boston after a good run of eighty days.
The Ararat it the first vessel of the Turkish na
tion that ever visited that port. She is manned al
together with Turks. Her commander, Captain
Motexa, is a fine looking man, and in his dress
(sack and trousers) and general appearance, bears
but little resemblence to the bearded and bigoted
Turk a century since. Turkey has made great
progress in civilization within the last dozen
The Ararat Wei 350 tone burthen, and is chiefly
loaded with wood. Her hull is very long, and she
makes rather a showy appearance.
PENNY POSTAM—Since the year 1840 the let.
ters under the penny post system have increased
from two to eight millions, leaving a large surplus
over and above expenses. We shall come to it
Shortly in this country. Cheap postage leads per.
sons to write letters.
CAPITAL Puntenstzsrr.—Thcro is a wan down
cast, so tender-hearted, that he always shuts his
eyes and sigh■, when ho sees a sign with " paper
hanging" on it.
Down Assosia me DUD Mart.—We see by the
papers that " Old Grimes" is dead. To whom did
he leave that "old gray coat 7" S-a-y !
Or thorl6 :Ibroab.
SEVEN DAYS LATER
The steamship America arrived at New York on
Friday afternoon, 29th ult. She brings intelli
gence of fresh disturbances in Ireland. There
have beets several conflicts between the police and
insurgents with loss of lite on both sides. The ac
counts are not very clear; nor is the character orl
the outbreak fully determined. The main body of '
the insurgents, said to be 4000 strong, was encamp
ed on Alicny hill, in the county of Tipperary, im
mediately adjoining the State quarries in the
county. The leaders arc said to be men of mill
Wilmer and Smith's European Times says that
accounts received from the South of Ireland lead to
the belief that the disturbances at Carrick and the
whole district of the valley of the Suir are more of
an agrarian than a political nature. The move-
merit, says the Dublin Freeman, if called a rising, I
was a rising of poverty, and not a. manifestation
of political discontent. As to the presence of Deb.
ney, O'Gorman, or 0111alieny, it is a pure fabrics
tion—none of these gentlemen were even said to
be present by any of the parties who spoke of
wla at they saw or even beard in the vicinity.
It was a purely guerilla warfare, directed against
certain landholders who have lately distrained upon
the growing crops of their tenants on account of
arrears in rent, and the absence of any political
feeling on the part of the rioter, has been through.
out remarkable- The movemencnts of the party
were irregular and without concert. At one mo
ment they were reported to be On the hill at Car...,
riekberg, at another at Lavery Bridge„ in the even
ing to be encamped at Curr aghmore Wood, and
next morning they appeared at Rilmacthom.
It is said that a body of armed insurgents made
an attack upon the position of the Marquis of
Waterford, for the sake of obtaining possession of
some pieces of cannon with which it was recently
fortified, but this needs confirmation. The 'Water:
ford Mail was stopped.
Gcn. McDonald. with the 3d Buffs and a com
pany of the 83d, left Dublin to put down the out.
break, and the next arrival will doubtless furnish
us with more correct details.
The latest advices from Paris are not very satis
factory. The Socialists were mustering in their
strength, having been much dissatisfied with the
speech made by M. Thiers. The Government, it
was supposed, would close the Clubs. It is thought
that the Red Republicans have a majority at the
election in Paris. Generals Cavaignac, and Lamo.
riciere are not on good terms; the former having,
in the opinion of Lamoriciere, latterly leaned too
much towards the Democratic party.
Gen. Cavaignac, it is said, is so much alarmed at
the prospects cf Prince Louis Napoleon being elect
ed to the Presidency, that he is determined to pre
sent a decree for illegalizing the election on the
ground that Prince Louis Napoleon is a pretender.
It is reported that, in the event of the Assembly
excluding Prince Louis, it is not improbable that
Prince Pierre Napoleon, who is already a member
of the Assembly, will become a candidate for the
Prince Louis Napoleon has written a letter,
dated London to his uncle Jerome, announcing
his intention to take his seat in the National
Assembly in case he shall be elected a repre
M. Thiers has made a long speech on the Labor
question, in which he takes ground against the So
cialists. He was replied to by M. Billant, after
Which Lamartine made an address demanding mu
tual concessions, and a moderate course in relation
to the subject.
In consequence of the vote of the German Assem
bly respecting the armistice in Schlcsswig Hol
stein, and the acceptance by Austria of British and
French mediation in Italy, it is currently reported
in Paris that the French government has resolved
to resumo tho plan of forming an army of obser
vation on the Rhine, and that troops now compos
ing the army in Italy will be removed to the Ger
man frontier, leaving only 9.0,000 men to guard
the frontiers of Italy. It is also said, that Gen.
Changarnier will be Commander-in-chief of this
army of the Rhine.
The Moniteur announces that the Ottoman gov
ernment has recognized the French Republic, and
that Gen. Aupick, the French Minister Plenipoten
tiary, presented his credentials to the Sul tan on the
On the 10th ult., an officer, walking in the gar
den attached to Gcn. Cavaignac's residence, was
fired at from, as is supposed, a house in the Rue de
Babylon. Little doubt exists that he was taken for
The army of the Alps is to bo reduced to 28,000.
Accounts from Spain state that General Pavia
had resigned the government of Catalonia, in con
sequence of ill health, and would probably be suc
ceeded by Gen. Cordova.
The Outlet force now in arms against the gov
ernment is about 9000 strong.
It is said that the Provisional Government of
Seblesswig Holstein has refused to acknowledge
the armistice concluded at Walmo, and although
the German troops were being moved out of the
Duchies, and the blockade of the Elbe, Oder, &c.,
has been rai sed, it wve feared that in consequence
of the news from Frankfort, that hostilities would
Tuscany has become the scene of the most fright
ful disorders. AttLeghorn, on the 2d inst., in con
sequence of an attempt made to put down political
clubs, the populace rose, and a conflict ensued be
tweed the police and the soldiery, during which 112
soldiers were killed on the spot.
The Italian question remain in statu quo. It
now appears that Austria has indeed accepted the
meditation of France and England, but under such
circumstances as do not for the present give hope
of its adjustment.
The following telegraphic despatch was received
at Vienna on the Bth inst.:—
" Albion has, with the Sardinian fleet,set sail
from Trieste to blockade Venice."
The overthrow of the governments at Frankfort
and Berlin are announced, as the Germans are bent
on establishing an empire. Every thing at Berlin
is in a most excited state, and the King is about
publishing a manifesto to the nation.
A letter from Marseilles, dated the 7th instant,
states that the Neapolitans, on landing at Messina,
with 10 or 12,000 men, were driven back by the
y Sicilians. During. the action, a shell fell accident
ly on board the British steamship Gladiator, killing
one of her crow. The English merchants placed
their property on board the steamer for protection.
King Charles Albert is said to be reorganizing
An insurrection is reported in Mecklenburg
A. Paris paper of the 11th speaks of a confedera
tion to be concluded between the Italian powers of
Sardine, Tuscany, Rome and Naples, on condition
that the Duke of,Genoa should not accept the
crown of Sicily, and all the powers should offer
mediation between Sicily and Naples, to induce
the former to accept the son of Ferdinand.
The Neapolitans have taken the town of bles
There has been severe fighting in Caucasus, and
the Russian journals report that the Cireassione
have been partially defeated.
Tire. CHOLERA—Its Fearful and Fatal Progress.
The Cholera in the North of Europe is commtting
fearful ravages. The cases are more and more
numerous every day, and great fears are felt of its
crossing the Continent very soon.
In Fgypt the Cholera on the tflst was raging
fearfully. Since its first appearance, the I2th of
July, there had been J 9,473 deaths.
Advicca of the 2Gth of August, show that the.
Cholera appeared in one of the Greek Island, a few
days before. The typhus fever was at the same
time prevailing to a very great extent.
About 50 new cases daily at Magdeburg. Germs.
ny—very few recoveries. It appeared in Hamburg
on the Gth, and in the next three days there were
18 cases, all fatal. At Stettin and Vienna, it has
also made fearful progress.
It has also broken out with some violence at Si.
beria, where it did not penetrate in former years.
The Cholera has appeared in the Grecian Islands,
and the government is adopting measures of pre.
The arrival of the steamer Herman, at New
York on the 4th inst brings four days later news.
The Cholera was still making rapid strides to
In Ireland the insurgents are moving in all quar
ters, though in small parties; and it is supposed
that they have adopted the guerilla system of war
An express from Paris, dated Tuesday the 19th.
states that the "Reforme" announces the return of
Louis Napolean as having been elected to the Na.
Lionel Assembly from Moselle.
Charles Albert arrived at Turin on the 18th, and
requested Ministers to return their porte ratlines, in
order that he might be enabled to form a new cab.
inet more in harmony with the wants of the coun.
try, and more in unison with his own feelings.
The Piedmentese Gazette of the 14th, publishes
telegraphic despatches stating that the Vesuvius
steamer had been ordered by the Sicilian govern.
mcnt to land troops at Milazzo; that the Neapoli
tan troops that had advanced from Messina, bad
been repulsed on the 18th, and that the govern.
mutt had ordered the immediate formation of 7
The Cholera continued to rage at Constantinople.
A fresh conflagration had occurred at Galatea, by
which 9.00 buildings were consumed.
A letter from Leipsic announces that elate in.
surrection had been crushed by ilia energetic inter.
vention of the troops.
Larnsr Isvnutonvcc.—Vienna has been de.
Glared in a state of siege.
It is reported that the Emperor of Austria would
again be forced to seek safety in flight.
Peace between Denmark and the German Con
federations is rendered certain by the Frankfort
Diet haying rejected an amendment for rejecting
The Sardinian fleet has quitted Venice, and the
Austrian fleet immediately sailed from Trieste, it
was supposed to attack Venice. This would much
complicate the meditation of France and England
The Italian news is of considerable interest,
After the city of Messina had been bombarded for
five days by the Neapolitan troops, it surrendered,
and the troops landed, and took possession of the
town. The inhabitants retired, having previously
ruined the town.
WASHINGTON'S 'MARRIAGE IN 17.59.—The Alexan
dria Gazette states that Mr. J. B. Stearns, a dis
tinguished artist of New York, and lately from
Europe, has been for aome days at Arlington House,
in this vicinity, engaged in making very beautiful
and successful copies from the original pictures of
Colonel and Mrs. Washington, the one of the date
of 1772, by Woolaston, with a view to the painting
of a large picture of Washington's Marriage, foun
ded upon the relation of that interesting event in
the Custis recollections and private memoirs of the
life and Character of 'Washington.
The scene is laid in the ancient Parish Church
of St. Peters, County of New Kent, a colony of
Virginia, time 6th of January. 17.52.
In the fore ground, and near the altar, appears
the Rev. Dr. blossom, the officiating clergyman, in
full canonicals ; he is about to present the marriage
ring—The Bridegroom is in a suit of blue and sil
ver, lined with red silk, embroidered waistcoat,
small clothes, gold shoe and knee buckles, dress
sword, hair in full powder. The Bride in a suit of
white satin, rich point laced ruffles, pearl ornaments
in her hair, pearl necklace, earings and bracelets,
white satin high heeled shoes, with diamond buck
les; she is attended by a groupe of Ladies, in the
gorgeous costume of that ancient period. Near to
the Bridegroom, is a brilliant groupe, comprising
the vice regal Governor of Virginia, several Eng
lisb army and navy officers then on Colonial per.
vice, with the very elite of Virginia chivalry of the
old regime. The Governor is in a suit of scarlet,
embroidered with gold, with bag wig and sword;
the gentlemen in the fashion of the time.
But among the most interesting and picturesque
of the personages in the various groups is Bishop,
the celebrated body servant of Braddock - , and then
of Washington, with 'whom he ended his days,
alter a service of more than forty years.
This veteran soldier of the wars of Geor g e 11.
forms a perfect study in the picture. His tall, at
tenuated form and soldierly bearing, as with folded
arms, and cocked hat in band, respectfully, he has
approached the bridal groupe, gives a touching in
terest to the whole scete t7 -He is in a scarlet coat,
and is booted and spurred, having just dismounted,
and relinguisbed the favorite charger of his chief,
to a groom. Through the large folding doors of
the Church, is seen the old fashioned coach of the
Bride, drawn by six horses; also the fine English
charger, bequeathed to 'Washington by Braddock,
after the fatal field of the Monongahela. From
the account of the marriage, handed down from
those who were present at its celebration, it ap
pears that the bride and her Ladies occupied the
coach, while the Provincial Colonel rode his splen.
did charger, attended by a brilliant cortege of the
gay and gallant of the land. Such was Washing
ton's Marriage in 1759.
MANUFACTURE OF MARDLF-9.-Mr. ChRITIIIOF6, in
a recent account of a summer tour in Germany,
gives a description of marble making in Salzburg,
an ancient town, most romantically located in a
vale of the Seize, in Germany; after speaking of
the machinery for sawing marble blocks, for stet.
utes, columns, &c., carried from a stream which
dashes from a very lofty alpine height, says:
At a little distance, and higher up the hill with
in the recess of a most picturesque ravine, we were
shown a very novel and curious operation; this
was the making boys' marbles, and a more simple
process can hardly be conceived. Small pieces of
marble being put in a peculiar stone trough or
dish,a top of the same material filling into certain
grooves, is made to whirl about by little IltreaMletS
led from the main torrent, and the marbles are
i soon ground into a spherical form. There were
about twenty of these little spluttering mills, one
above another on the stream, so that the scene was
busy and amusing. At a glance we were let into
the secret of cheap pebble grinding in Germany.
No expense whatever had been inevirred in eon.
structing the mills ; the apparatus was of the horn.
Hest kind ; the sluices on the impetuous atreamlets
*ere each nothing more than a turf; the raw ma.
terial came out of the hill side; add the auperin.
tendent of the works was a female, who probably
considered herself well off at the remuneration of
two pence a day. And from this primitive manu.
factory, boys' marbles are sent in vast numbers all
over the world.
MACHINERY FOR TILE VIRGINIA GOLD MINE.-
Messrs. Iteaney,Neafie & Co., have in progress at
their establishment, in Kensington, Pa., the steam
engines and other machinery, required to work the
gold mine in Virginia belonging to Commodore
Stockton and Major 1 - 10401. The principal portion
of the machinery now preparing is for the purpose
of breaking up and pulverizing the ore taken from
the vein recently discovered. Two engines of about
45 horse power each, and placed on either side of a
frame to work on an inclined plane, and act upon
ahaftkag..supported by another frame work. This
shafting puts in motion forty.eight pieces of timber,
armed with heavy iron shoes at the lower end, the
weight of which falling upon the ore, gradually
pulverizes it. A stream of water is to flow along
beneath the frame work and this carrying along the
powdered ore, it will carry it to a table covered
with skins, with the hairy side up, and the particles
of gold being heavier than the other portions of the
ore, it will settle among the hair, while the refuse
is carried nway by the action of the water. The
gold can, of course, be easily removed from the
skins by another process.
IMMENSE SWARMS OF MACEERRIL-GREAT SPORT I
A mackerel mine appears to have been discovered
off Cape Ann, quite as marvellous and more profit..
able than the gold mine recently discovered in Cali
fornia. The Boston Transcript says, on Tuesday
within tho circumference of about six miles, with
in a short distance of Eastern Point Light, there
were over six hundred fishing vessels engaged in
catching mackerel. The crews of vessels of all
sizes, from five tons to 125, were busily engaged
the whole day, and according to several estimates
made by some oftho oldest inhabitants of Glouces
ter, it is supposed that at least 12,000 barrels had
been taken, valued at $lOO,OOO An excellent
day's work this. The mackerel very near all No.
Ps. Some vessels, from the South Shore, with
crews of fourteen men and boys, caught over one
hundred barrels each, and put into Gloucester on
Tuesday evening to " pack out," and procure a
fresh supply of salt. A friend informs us that the
sport was indescribably exciting. Towards even
ing the mackerel struck off towards the South
Shore, and were soon followed by about 300 sail of
THE 7/A EDMUND AND LANCASTER RAnnoAo
CoisrAxv.—From the annual report of this compa
ny, its affairs are in a most prosperous condition.
The whole unfunded debt, amounting to upwards
of $47,000, has been paid ow Out of the net sur
plus receipts of the road ; and after paying the in
terest on the funded debt, and the current expen
ses for the year, there will be a balance in the
bands of the Treasurer of $12,413 11, which, add
ed to the amount paid off, shows the profits derived
from the business of the road are more than nine
per cent. on the capital stock of the company.
The Board of Directors flatter themselves that the
Company is now in a condition that the nett profits
of the road will be amply adequate (after payment
of interest on loans) to pay regular dividends to the
Stockholders, besides making appropriations tow
a contingent fund, to liquidate the funded debt
of the Company. ,
PrIENOMIZNON.-A gentleman writes to the New
ark Advertiser that, while at the Ocean House,
Newport, all being calm, waiting the sting moon,
Just as her whole disc was visible above the ocean,
a ship, „ far out at sea," with all sails spread
moved slowly across her face, and apparently im
pressed upon it the free and beautiful outline of
every sail and spar. Slowly indeed it passed along,
too soon disappearing, but while it lasted, it was a
most beautiful phenomenon. This frequently cm.
curs, and is a very beautiful spectacle on a calm
RAILROAD TO CALLFORNIAA public meeting ban
been called at Fort Smith, Arkansas, to take into
consideration the utility of a road from that point
to California and Oregon
ELOPEMENT 1N FASIIIONABLE LTPE.--A transaction
in the matter of Love and doUara of considerable
importance, in certain circles, has just transpired
in our city. It appears that not long since two
young gentlemen, EOM of Mr. were each
courting two fashionable ladies of our city—the
widow L—and her daughter—the latter lady
some fifleen, the former some forty years of age.
To break up the union of the daughter with the
young man, she was sent to the interior of the State
to school; and her lover to 'texas, where be died.
The other brother continued to court the mother
until a recent date, although be was somewhat.ab
sent on duty, for he belonged to the army.
Well, during the young lady's term at school
she heard or her lover's death in Texas, and for
grief, determined on entering • a Convent 'Thus
matters stood when the elder brother, the one that
was courting the mother, returned to our city He
was still true to the widow, and she went se fat as
to buy her wedding clothes, and the young man
to say that he could do with the said widow as ho
pleased—which meant that he could marry her : if
he would. This he told in a public ber-room.
Some scandal, entirely unfounded in truth, got
out ; the gentleman that conducted -thillobusiness in
the place of the young courtier, was discharged,
but on the return of the elder brother, he took
charge again and went on with the widow as usu
al. On Saturday last, the daughter returned to her
mother's, from school; she hating been sentfor, and
got home through a great deal of persuasion; her
disposition having been bent toward a Convent.
On her return home she saw again and conversed
with the brother of her late lover! He was soon
to be her father! He told her, no doubt, to be a
good child and forget the notion of a Convent!
Her charms, during these interesting conversa
tions, took possession of the young , man, and ho re
gretted his pledge to the mother ! Awes n triumph
of seventeen over forty ! The young man declared
his new-born passion—the young girl accepted the
brother of her lover, and her father that was too"
be!—On Tuesday last they eloped ! What course
they took it is yet impossible to tell. The mother
was last seen in her carriage in hot pursuit after the
young would-be-non and her. recently was to-he
husband I—lt is a mixed up affair and the " end is
It may be interesting to know that the family of
widow L—is worth some eight hundred then
sand dollars and that the young nun is worth some
sixty thousand Commercial, 23d.
THE CHESTER. 'COUNTY BANE Reausgv.—The
parties supposed to have been concerned in the
robbery of Dr. Darlington, the President. of the
Chester County Bank, aro now in custody and the
case is undergoing an investigation in the Philadel
phia Criminal Courts. The names of those in cus.
lady are :—Robt. or Richard H. Lackey, alias Ear.
per ; Robert Pinkerton, alias Long Bob ; John
Whitehouse, alias Old Duke ; George 'Williams,
alias Slappy ; Benj. Pratt, alias Old Ben Pratt or
Big Ben ; John Hoffman and Abraham Pence. In
addition to these, charges are pending against Ed.
ward McGowan, implicating him in the transac.
tion. Whitehouse, Williams, and Thompson, are
believed to have been the principals in the robbery:
while the others are charged with being acccsso.
rice either before or after the act. The disclosures
which have been made in this case were in the
first place the result of the arrest of Lackey, whose
statements were subsequently confirmed by Pink.
erten. George Williams, alias" Slappy" on Tues.
day last, made restitution of about $ll,BOO of the
stolen money.—Reading Journal.
Fran; BUT NE Ronatay.—l take the liberty, and
the Spy as the medium, through which to state that
some may think that I have used harsh language
in the last Spy concerning a certain charge or re
port against me. If such shonld be the case, I ask
pardon. It was written in a passion and in haste ;
but I repeat again that if the person who has thus
tried to implicate or entangle me. knowing that
such reports take locomotive speed, has done so
with the intention to injure me as a citizen or as
one engaged in mercantile business, he has in my
opinion, and in the language of a certain writer
made himself guilty of an act of lower grade ,
than the thief and robber himself; for if one is
robbed of part of his property, he may, by cicse
industry, regain it again. But if such calumnia
tions should leave a stain on one's character it must
go down with him to the grave; but if it was
brought up merely as a joke, as may be supposed,
I wish him success and good luck at the next car.
burning. D. W. WITMER.
Mountville, Oct. 6,1848.
Dr. suravnels Co:nrouND SYRUP OF IVn.t. Cniuurr
AN IMPORTANT LYNIKA.
Read the following ICUICT from Wm. Shaw, n respecta
ble Druggist in Wilmington, N. C., a gentleman of un
doubted veracity, in whose word the most implicit confi
dence may be placed, another proof of the superiority of
Da. SWA.I - NRI3 COMPOVNIO SYRUP OF 'WILD CUMULI : in
curing Coughs ,
. Colds, Coyscmrnoiv, Asthma, Bronchitis,
Liver Compla int. Spitting Blood, and all diseases of the
Lungs and Breast.
WILMINGTON, N. C., Jan. 5, le4o.
DR. SW.A.I'NE--Dssa sin :—You will please send me
twelve dozen, or more, as you see fit, of your Since op
WILD CHERRY. From sales to-dray, I have but a half do-
Zen on hand ; the sales are rapidly increasing and will. I
have no doubt, continue to do so. An acquaintance of
mine called a few days ago to say he would give sae a
certificate of its good effects. Ile is from the country,
and a minister in the ]Methodist Church. Shortly after
obtaining the agency, I prevailed upon him to try a bottle
though I doubted whether any benefit would be derived,
for he, as well as myself, thologht his case was confirmed
Consumption; in fact every symptom was indicative.—
Shortly after. be wrote to me to send him four or five beds
Iles more. fl came to town last week. I will quote his
own language " Sir," said lie, "I am a new man, and I
consider it a duty I owe to the public, to tell what Dr.
Swayneis Compound Syrup of Wild Cherry Las done for
me." I will publish his certificate, and as he is generally
known all over our section, I expect good results from it.
With every feeling of respect, yours truly,
Letters such as the above are daily received from all
parts of the country, but wo publish this as one of the many
proofs of its efficacy. Avoid all preparations purporting
to contain Wild Cherry. except that bearing the written
signature of Dr. Swayne. as they are most likely quite
destitute of the article from which they borrow a mime.
The (original and only) genuine article Is prepared by
DR. SWA YNE, corner of Eighth and Race sts.. Phila
delphia, and for sale by agents in all parts of the United
States, nod some parts of Europe.
Sold h r WM. A. LF.ADER, Columbia, and Dr. A. 11.
DARNIIZ, York, Pa. ;Aug. 12, 1848.-Bt.
Black Spots op tho Skin. During the summer
Cessna, we frequently meet with persons who are sorely
annoyed with Mark spots.about the size of a pin's head.
just under the lining of the surface—there spots are truly
a neoying, and repulsive in appearance; they are nothing
more or less than dust, the skin being warm and the In
dividual perspiring freely, the dust, clogging up the ducts
of the sebaceous glands, their oily secretions is not given
otr. and, consequently, a cheesy deposit is the results
this becomes rancid and terns black. disfigures the com
plexion, and often inflame.' and suppurates. Let Rad
way's snap lie freely used, absorption will take place,
and the sprite will speedily disappear. Also, if Railway's
soap Wa, made use of as a toilet soap through the day,
these spots and other annoying excrescences would not
Railway's Soap, aside from Its medicinal properties. is
a delicious Toilet Snap of very excellent and superior
make. Unlike soaps of the common mode of manufac
ture, such as scented fancy soaps, and soaps made from
common brown soap, or pale yellow soap, strongly Sent
ed with essential oils to hide the disagreeable smell of
the alkalies, Railway's Saar) is made of the purest ma
terials. Instead of common grease or tallow.the purest
oils from the olive and other oleaginons pante are used
for its saponacerme qualities. Another great and good
quality in Radway's Snap is, that it will not irritate or
inftme the skin I—most soaps, on account of their Im
pute qualities and the lack of skill in their manufacture,
DM only irritate the tender cuticula, but actually pro
Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to get Radway'n
Soap in all its purity, call en IL Wits.csass, and 'I9W. A..
LOADER, Columbia, and %ohm & Jackson, in Lancaster.
tech cake, of the genuine, must be signed R. G. Rad.
way .1. & R.C. RADWAY, 2 Courtland St.
Philadelphia Dagnoreotype Establishment
—Exciwier, ad story, R00611125-27d—Ds,guereotype Por
traits of all sizes, either singly or in family groups, col
ored or without colors, are taken every day, in any wea
ther. Copies of Daguerreotypes, Oil Paintings, Statuary,
&e., may also be procured. Ladies and Gentlemen are
requested to examine specimens.
apls'4S-1y W. & F. LANGEINIIMM.