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Id= 76 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
ICT'JaMbs Hannasa y , living in York, recently slaughtered two hogs, weighing together 1682 pounds. One of them weighed 870 and the ; other 812 pounds. Qt7*WiLUAM H. Mart " in, a clerk in the post office at Baltimore, who was recently detected in purloining letters from the mails, was on Friday . week convicted of the offence before the United States Court. The penalty is ten years imprisonment in the penitentiary. Serious Accident.—Mr. Philip Hanilly, near Creagerstown, Frederick county. Md., whilst digging a vvell a few days ago, was very seriously, if not faJally injured, by the premature discharge of a'Mast. The Herald Bays that one of his " eyes were knocked out, the other badly hurt and possibly lost, one of his arms much bruised, ami bis hand shockingly mashed. Axothb& Discover*.—The scientific world pCParis-is-specially interested at thi* in.,merit in a subject which has an immediate importance lor the industrial world—the fabrication of sugar and alcohol from ...
Id=104 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
O*"The Supieme Court of Rhode Island gave an opinion, on Tuesday, on. the Lipuor Law, nnd the proceedings in the-.parlicular case tried were pronounced correct, but the clause that authorized the seizure and detention of liquor was declared unconstitutional. The Exciianoe Bank Assignment.—The Washington G/abe&nys the grossest error exists in the schedule of the assets of Selden, Withers & Co. The late Gen. Armstrong is put down as owing the firm $32,000, when his estate owes it only SI,400. It further snys that the preferred creditors who claim 855,000 are, in reality, Selden, Withers &. Co. A Prediction.—The Ledgcr' g Washington correspondent predicts that during the approaching session of Congress, "theSandwich Islands will be peaceably annexed, and will hereafter constitute , not the garden spot, but tLe paradise of the'United States." California.— California is the living wonder of the world: Governor Bigler says, that during the past season, Califo...
Id=100 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
A Remixisckncb.—It is said that in the war of 1812 when the British troops entered Washington, and destroyed the public buildings, that the Patent Office was saved from destruction solely by the eloquence of Dr. Thornton, who ~ rnade an appeal to. the commanding officer, representing that, if he burnt that om ' ce, he would be ranked, with the Goths and Vandals, and with Omar, who burnt the Alexandrian library. A Noble Youth.—On Saturday evening week, as sonic lads were skating on the Back Bay, at Boston, (Mass.) Edward M'Cusky aged 13, fell through, an air-hole, and sunk. A young man named George E. Porter, instantly pulled offhiseoftt and plunged after the drowning boy, who had been carried under the solid ice, and after a desperate struggle, succeeded in bearing him back to the air-hole, when they were both soon extricated by the by-stnnders. A nobler act was never witnessed, nor one of truer heroism. ~ - -. h Quick Work.—Mr. John Ward, of Whitby Grove, Manchester, (England...
Id=123 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
A Vast of Poisoning. Albant, Dec. 23d.—On Monday last Mrs. George E. Rice, of this city, died after a very short illness. Circumstances teqding to show that she died from the effects of poison induced an inquiry to be made, and a post-mortem examination having been held, such was proved to be the case. Charles Gill, her brother-inlaw, has been arrested on suspicion of having caused her death. The parties are highly respectable. Latest European Ondits. New Yokk, Dec. 26th-—Private letters recei v ed-here-from-London, -by-tbe_ recentJirrifcal, from what is deemed reliable sources, state that England has not agreed to-suppress the apprehended rising of Hungary and Lombardy, as an offset against Austria 's joining the allies. It ' is also stated that M. Kossuth is in hi gh spirits and hopes soon to.be again in active Operations amongst his Hungarian brethren, and in open contest with Austria. [CT-Governor Manning, of South Carolina, jn his message to the Legislature, recommends a ...
Id=120 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
SELDfcN, Withers & Co.—The .Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia American', speaking of this exploded concern, says ' " The Commissioner of Patents bad$10,©OO> of the funds of his office in the bank, which, it is feared, will be lost to him. Mr. Forney,. Clerk of the House, had $9,000 of public money on deposite. It is thought that he is secured. Gen. Dodge, Senator from Wisconsin, is a &ur>. fererto the amount of $10,000 representing a considerable part of his private fortune. B. ft French, Esq., former Clerk of the Boose of Representatives, and now Commissioner of Public Buildings, bad a balance of $4,000 of his private funds in the bank. As soon as he heard of the approaching: explosion he caused an attachment to be sued out and laid upon the property of Mr. Withers, the senior partner ,, in St. Louis, by which, it is snpposed, that he and others will be secured." The Washington Star states thnt Mr. Forney loses nothing by the concern, an...
Id= 87 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
• Sevastopol.—As there seems to be * some doubt as to the correct pronunciation of Sevastopol; we would inform the curious that according to the Penny Cyclopaedia, and its ' decision is adopted by other authorities, the right pronunciation is Se-vas-to-pol, the accent being on the ante-penultimate, and the final syllable pronounced as if it were written pie, and notpol. The pronunciation of Constantinople, Adrianopie, &c.\ may serve as a guide. The word is now indifferently spelt Sevastopol and Sebastopol—the letter b among the modern Greeks ' , having almost universally the sound of v. Florida U. S. Sknatoh—On the 16th ult., the legislature of Florida elected the Hon. David L. Yulee, deni., to the United States Senate for sit years, in the place of Mr. Morton, whig, whose term expires on the 4th of March next. The xote stood—Yuleo, 3L ; Brown, whig, 21.
Id= 92 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
Glkason s Pictorial This favorite illustrated journal for the new year is to be greatly improved, and one additional page of illustrations added each week, making from one or lutn hundred more illustrations per annum. The price i$ to remain the Rame. though the work will be printed henceforth on find satin-surfaced paper. M. M. Ballon, Esq., the proprietor, is resolved to make an illustrated journal which shall bca credit to the whole country. Its literary character will also be greatly improved, nnd more attention given to its descriptive de¬ partment and editorials, for which purpose the proprietor has associated with himself, as assistant editor, Francis A. Durivnge, Esq., a gentleman well-known in the literary world as a ripo scholar, a graceful and ready writer, and an author whose fame is already established. This arrangement will greatly enhance the intrinsic value of the Pictorial. The public inay be on the look-out for a magnificent paper on the first of January. Genera...
Id= 93 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
Ai.baxv Items.—On Tuesday afternoon the Hudson River Railroad Sleigh, containing 20 rwixseiigers, broke through the ice while crossing; the river, submerging the horses, slei gh and passengers. All. however, were rescued -Mrs. J Reynolds and niece, of Hudson, and Mrs. E. W. Wilson, of New York, just as they were sink ins. The Common Council of Albany haveappropriatdi rive hundred dollars, and ordered two hundred tons of coal for the poor. Crckl Coxdi'CT op a Step-mother.—A man -named C fJjiilphor, of Butler county. Ohio., lately married a second wife. Soon nfcer, it is ;iili''>cd, she commenced treating his three small oliii'.Jreii in a most brutal manner. A few days _a»o_they-w^ne-taken wilh sudden and-vio!eut il!nos»s. A physician was called, and the cause was attributed U> nrscnic. The mother was no ; where to be found s and in a few hours the youngest child, a little boy, was a corpse, but the other two were saved. Officers have gone in pursuit of ihe mother. ...
Id= 86 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
Kossuth on the War. " Kossuth has delivered a great speech in England on the war and the errors of the Allies, His view, enforced with his peculiar powers of oraiory, is that the only means of securing the west of Europe against the encroachments of Russia, is the reconstruction of Poland, -followed by the restoration of the other lately subjugated and suppressed nationalities of the continent. He argues that the war has not been properly directed by the Allies, having made their attacks in the wrong places—where the Czar was best able to meet, and probably defeat them. He, months ago, predicted many of the disastrous results now apparent. The speech has made an impression.
Id= 75 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
ThB CONVBNTXOX OF OLD SoLDIKR3.—The president of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company has agreed to permit the soldiers of the ¦war of 1812 to pass over that road freeof chaige, on their way to the convention in Washington on the 8th of January. Many of the Virginia roads will reduce their price one-half on that occasion. The Baltimore Steam Packet Company proposes to transfer the delegates frotn Portsmouth to Baltimore and back for one fare, $& ,The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad will furnish round trip tickets on the Washington branch for $1 ' 50, (good for 6 days.) and on the main stem, from Baltimore to V» r hwjlingt at one-half the usual rates.. Other roads will no doubt-be equally liberal towards the old vete¬ rans
Id=103 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
[C7"Some of the English papers threaten to dethrone tho Emperor of Russia. The Northern Daily Times said, "France is ready to a man to embark in the overthrow of Russia's power; and England onlyNvaits for the call to hurl the Czar from his throne." Considering the small progress, yet made in the war by the allies against Russia, this threat is not likely to be realized very speedily. When cannon bulls fail to make an impression, hard words are not likely to frighten. "' Satanic Revolvers.—The Russians, it is said, call the revolvers infernal machines, which have been given to their enemy by the devil, and imagine that they will go off whenever required, by invoking his aid ; hence the great terro ' r always evinced whenever these weapons are brought forth.
Id= 90 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
Illinois Legislature.—According to a statement in the Washington Union, the "fubion" majority of one on joint ballot in the Illinois Legislaturejias beenchangedjnto a Democrat? ic majority of one. in this way: Mr. Lincoln, a member from Sangatuon county, seeing that he held the balance of power, and desiring to bo a candidate for United States Senator, but not liking to vote for himself, resigned his scat, under the impression that a personal and political friend would be a e]ected to fill the vacancy. The election came on, when the Democrats united, and returned one of their own party, thus giving them a majority of the Legislature and probably the United States Senator.
Id= 97 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
The Miltonian, regarded as the home organ of Mr. Pollock, states,that Mr. CuYtin is no longer a cand idate for U. S. Senator, but that he has declined in favor of ex-Governor Johnston. To this the Bellefonte Whig, which we presume is the "home organ" o/ Mr; Curtin, replies : Not Correct;—The Miltonian states that Col. Curtin is no longer a candidate for U. S. Senator. The editor of that paper is misinformed. Mr. Curtin is Btill in the field, and his friends will press his claims with earnestness and zeal. - As we do not believe either of them will be elected, the decision of the question is immaterial.— Dem. Union.
Id= 98 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
Decision under the Lien Law. The Supreme Court, now in session in Philadelphia, have decided that no lien against a building is good unless the lien-is filed within six months after the delivery of the material. A builder may make a contract for lumber or brick, and obtain thcjarticlc asTwanted, and a lien filed six months after the last delivery, is good for the whole bill ; but in the absence of any such contract,each delivery becomes a new contract. It was . the case of George Duncan vh. Eli as philips, error to District Court in Allegheny, in which judgment was reversed, and judgment ordered to be entered ior $25,53, the only-item in the account filed which had been furnished within six, months of tiling the lien. It is supposed to invalidate one half the liens fileJ.
Id=119 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
Sentence op Arbisow, the "Infebiwi. Machine" Man.—-The motion for a new; trial in the c»se of Wm. H. Arrison, the young medical student, convicted at Cincinnati, of "murder in the first degree" in causing the death of Mr. and Mrs. Allison, by means of an "infernal machrrie," having been refused, he was called up before Judge Flinn.on Saturday, to receive sentence, when he addressed the court in a cool and collected manner, giving some of the reasons why he desired a new trial, and declaring: that he could, had he a chance, establish hi* innocence. , When he concluded, Judge Flinn, in the presence .of a crowded court room, sentenced him to be hung on-the lltrrofMay next. The prisoner heard his terrible doom, without the least apparent emotion, and was conveyed back toi>rison in charge of a strong guard.
Id=122 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
WnAT toe Law Deems Luxubies renx » Wife.—A novel case has jnst been decided in New York, which involves a curiosity in medico-jurisprudence. A mesmeric physician sued a husband for services rendered the wife in his absence, and the Supreme Court say that in the 8 th act of Cusbing's Report is their opinion in the case, viz.: that the law does not recognise the dreams, visions, or revelations of & woman in a mesmeric sleep as necessaries for a wife, for which the husband, without his consent, can be made to pay. These ^ are fancy articles, which those who have money of their own to dispose of may purchase, if they think proper; but they are not accessaries, known tothe law, for which the wife can pledge the credit of her absent husband.
Id= 91 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
The Chief Gbaix Port of tiie World.— The Chicago Press of the 14th ultimo says that a thorough investigation establishes, the supremacy of Chicago as a grain port over nil other ports of the world. According to its calculation the grain exports of Chicago exceed those of New York by 4,296,393 bushels, those of St. Louis by more than two hundred and tifty percent, those of Milwaukie nearly four hundred per cent. Turning to the great granaries of Europe, Chicago nearly,.4«uMes St. Petersburg, nnd exceeds Galatz aud Ibralia combined, 5,406.727 bushels.
Id=121 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
A Narrow Escape of a Railroad TBAm.— At Wilmington,, N. C, on Friday night week, as the train on tire Raleigh Railroad approached the depot, the brakes refnsed to operate, and the locomotive and tender pitched over into the river m ten feet water. Fortunately the coupling broke, or the whole train, filled " with passengers, would have shared a similar fate. One man went over wjtb the locomotive, but was saved. Mr. Quarks, the mail agent, sprang from the car and broke his- arm.
Id= 99 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
Tos-Horrors-op-War.—Itis^stimatecHhatr in the Chinese wars of Races, over one hundred millions of human beings perished by tire and sword; in the Napoleonic wars, inclusive of the French revolution, sixty millions, and in our American wars,over thirty millions. This latter estimate:, of course, includes all the wars with the Aborigines, the French and Indian, Revolutionary. 1812, and the Mexican war.
Id= 74 : [Newspaper Article] — Republican Compiler — 1 January 1855
O*£nergetic measures are ,on foot for the relief of the poor of New York. The members of the Corn Exghange have appointed committees to raise funds, and the Board of Teh Governors recommends the expenditure of twentythousand dollars in providing nutritious food to the deserving poor.