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-ASHLAXD, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9,. 185.
' DEMOCRATIC TICXET.
" "Trdr Judge of the Supreme Court,
1 1 fiHEPABD F. NORRIS,
yFor Member; Board of Public Works,
ALEXANDER P. MILLER,
t-T 1t, -li , w OT BUTLER, COUNTY. .:
irtiT ' i ; For Congress,
fH. H. JOHNSON,
Tor Probate Judge,
; A. L. CURTIS. .
For Clerk of the Court, . ..
"or Prosecuting Attorney, "
.JOHN S- FULTON. .
For Sheriff,. ,..
JOHN D. -JONES.
,- i For Auditor, 7 ''
: For Treasurer,
JOHN SMURR. ' .
For Commissioner, - '
- . wec..
' ' For Infirmary" Director,
... HUGH. McGUIRE '
.2r.D.--E. Stockmox, ,M. 'D., of
t--Loudoavnie,' is authorized ' to receive
Subscriptions to the "UniotC
.-.JDSCPou. U. IL, Joaxso: arrived at
iti home-on Saturday -evening last, in -good
'"" BAT'Crfr 3Iikb.ok. i-Tbaa paper hag
ii. been sold to Asa G.. DntMocxy'Iate IV ar
; den. of tha-Ohio . Penitentiary.' Mr. D.
t; t formerly the -editor of the Holmes
; County Farmer.
'.TewITats. -Meigs Campbell, the
Hatter, -baa just received large supply
of the latest etyle'of Hats.' His "Know
Nothings' go like hot cakes.
. , . Thanks,- Oar thanks are due to Hoc
.Bkvamis.E. GaET, -of Kentucky, for
- -a sundry favors, lamong which 13 a beauti
"''fiil'Map of the proposed .northern route
foija.Rail .Road -to the. Pacific - We
- , consider. this a very valuable' document.
i Person desirous of examining it, can
- see ii by Calling a the Clerk's Office
, O.ur. thanks are also due to Hon. M.
. II. NJicHoi,'of this State, for various
- favors during the present session of Con-grew.-:
--: ; '
. i . -rVe have just learned that the Whigs
mf this District have nominated Poile
' wbsf BLias Esj., of Elyria, as their can
didate for Congress. . Mr. B.'s anteee-
stents are all Whiggieh, excepting four
s -years of fcilf apostaey to-Free Soilism,
durkg,wblcrtime the Whigs of Lorain
-eounty were, in tne minority, ana Air.
B. fused with the Free Soilers and was
elected Probate Judge of that county.
,.- He is a Free Soiler of four years stand
"i'ing.'' Now he is-the Whig candidate for
"T dongress in this District, with just enough
t Free Soilism about him, as they suppose,
to catch Jhe Free Soil vote. . Gentlemen,
: the game won't -win t' '-If Free Soilers,
who claim thai the Whig party has come'
r"over to them, will be 'tajcen in." in this
manner, then we confess we have overra
j. ted their intelligence. If the' Whigs
. are -sincere" ia their -ahti-slavery pro
" fessKms", why did they not nominate Dr.
"TpwNBExp, who is known .to jbe pure on
; , that xjuest ion, and is a man. of infinitely
y more- talent than-Mr. Bliss ti We'veu--:ture
no -Whig Delegate' voted "for the
; Doctor not one. r ",Wh!g9 fused with the
.Tree Soilers, fbrsootki.iAaother-sachi
fusion, and the Lord preserve the Free
Soilers l- The Whigs, by this scrimmage,
ihave- got 'just' what-' they 'wanted the
"'.Lion's share. ' 1
For this nominatiou, our Whig friends
will, please accept our sincere thanks.
Ifc suits us exactly. We would ' much '
- rather beat a regular old line, blue light
Whig,. On account of .the, old love- we
have for them. . , "
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. Gov. Wood Comtno Hoitt The Vol
ypdrdiso of May 30th, has the following
" announcement:.'-.. .,.. x-:
-ti '1 Ufitxd States Cohsttl. -The Hon.
1 Reubca Wood, has somght and obtained
leave of absence from his poet, to return
. home on private business, and will leave
(.'about the- middle of June. : Gov. Wood
. jbas wen the universal esteem of the Amer-t-
icaa "population by his straight-forward
i integrity and high-minded nationality;
and they would be glad to see him come
,. back in the .capacity of Minister Pleni
t potentiary, &c. During his- absence,
..OA) G. B. Merwin will officiate as Con
fc eu'aad we have no doubt acceptably to
, Merchants,: Masters and Seamen."
r- x The Governor ought to have reached
'-. here ere this, provided he left as he ex
v pected to. D. A. Starkweather, it will
. be remembered, is the Minister, and has
. sailed or is about to sail. The numer
( ous friends of the Governor will be glad
to-"relcome him home. .. '
, . . Make a Rino. The correspondent of
. the Timet says t ; '-
" Mike' Walsh- was' thrashed in the
f House Post Offico to-day, -by Mr. Se
l ward, of Georgia, ' to whom he had ap
"plied the epithet of " d d liar ." . Mr.
v Seward first raised" a chair to ; knock
down Mike, but the bystanders seized it.
e: Whereupon he struck Mike several blows
with his fist, marking his face badly, aud
.' - . . a . - -m i
VgiTin good promise of out black eye .'M
THE NEBRASKA ltt
Wc this week publiaft T.he Nebraska
and Kansas Bill, about which there has
been so much said. In ony particulars
It is like all other Bills for the organiza-
j m it .
ptleulars it U.widelyjfilffeKnt:Vf MueIftV f -tj the
has been said .lodefeooe of the 33 ill be-j
cause t of the " principle of "'opu!a
sovereignty, being ia it, and ;that is
"-Balm "of Gilead 'VufficienKto miti
gate the violation of the Missouri Com
promise. A writer in the Siield and
Banner Mr. Kir it wood we think
speaks as follows, of the " popular sover
eignty:" ' ,r "...
Popular sovereignty meat s supreme
power in the people, and -ia -order to its
existence requires the concurrence of die
people in instituting andTorganizing the
frame work of a government, as well as
in-earfying out that organization in de
tail In the Kansas-Nebraska bill a
power out-side of the- people to be gov
erned has not only instituted and or
ganized the frame work of a government
for the people of Kansas and Nebraska,
but has also shaped and fixed means of
its details beyoud the power ot tne peo
ple to change for instance, a Governor
is provided for, his powers and duties are
defined, his term of service is fixed, all
beyond the power of the people to alter;
and vet the people whom he is to irovern
have no voice in his election, nor can they
in any way hold him responsible for his
acts, although among the powers confided
to him is that of vetoing all laws passed
by the legislative power of the territory,
unless two thirds of each branch of the
legislature vote for ' the proposed law.
This is a power the people of Ohio have
refused to graut to their, governors al
though elected ly and directly responsi
ble to themselves. ,. - ,-.
-Attain. Courts are provided for the
territories, the manner of the appoint
ment of -the judges, their terms- of cr
vicoy&ud the extent of the jurisdiction
'of the several courts are fixed and de
termined so minutely as eve u to point
out the mode for the appointment of the
clerks of the several courts, and to de
fine in some particulars the extent of the
jurisdiction of Justices. of the Peace.
. I might give many further instances
did space allow; but these are sufficient
to show that Congress, in this particular,
bilL bas claimed and exercised the pow
er not only to create the outline of a
government, but also in some instances
to carry oat its details.'
It may be said here that these pro
visions exist- in former territorial bills.
I reply, that w no answer -when those
former terrrterial ; bills were passed,
Congress had for years exercised ' the
power to legislate on the subject of sla
very in the territories. - Since the doc
trine of popular sovereignty has been
broached, its advocates should be con
sistent in its application.
But it may be said the provisions
above cited do not involve the 'domestic
institutions' of the people, and it is only
to' "domestic institutions" the doctrine
of popular sovereignty is applicable.
Without any further remark ou this claim
other than this that a supreme pow
er in the people to regulate their 'domes
tic institutions' and a supreme poioer
somewhere else to regulate all. else per
taining to their government, is a very
queer popular eovereiguiy ici us turn
1 1 : i- ... s
moment examine whether Congress bas
power to regulate the "domestic institu
tions" of the people of the territories.
Among the "domestic rehttwirs," are
those of husband and wife, parent and
child, ' master and servant these and
the laws regulating them make what are
called " domestic institutions," ' with
which the advocates of the Kansas-Ne
braska bill claim that Congress cannot
interfere. Now, the question whether a
man shall have one wife or fifty wives is
a domestic question, and the people of
Utah (who, I think are entitled to a pa
tent for the application of this popular
sovereignty doctrine,) have in their wis
dom set aside the teaching of ' Jesns
Ch'ist on the subject of the marriage re
lation,' and have set up among them
selves another "patriarchal" institution
-that of poligatny. The Jlormons will
soon apply for admission as a State with
poligamy as one of their "domestic in
stitutions," and the very grave question
arises, shall we admit her ? ' What say
you, wr, ; .Editor r 11 tne aocinne 01
the' .friends or the Iansas-iNeDrasKa
bill be correct, the Representatives of
our "free and ChriJ-ian ' people ' are
bound to admit into Our Union, as a
Sovereign"' and independent Stte this
people, thus reeking ingross licentious
ness and vile . debauchery. -Again," in '
Eindostan : a " domestic institution,"
growing' out of the marriage relation, or'
rather out of the institution of poligamy,
and called sutteeism,"1 prevails.' This
institution requires that upon th6 death
of a husbaid, some' or all of his wives
shall be burnt alive ' upon ' bis" funeral
pile. T" Should : the Mormons add this
feature to the already existing "peculiar
domestic institution" existing among
them, are we " still, bound to receive
them? Will it be said that this is put
ting an extreme casef?" That satteeisin
can never gain a foothold among us ?
I answer who twenty years ago would
have dreamed that poligamy could have
been planted, been nourished, have grown
and been 'established ' and defended
among us, and that at this day it would
be a practical question whether or no
we were bound to 'accept and adopt it as
one of the "peculiar institutions" of our
free and glorious republic. .,
But it may be said that Congress has
the power to reject a state when apply
ing for admission into the nion, al-.
though it has not the power to interfere'
with the " domestic .institutions" of the
people while a territory. . This, in my
opinion, will not do. If it be admitted
that Congress may refuse its assent to
the admission of a state on account of
her domestic institutions, of Utah, for
instance, because poligamy prevails and
is legalized there, then Congress must
have power to prevent the growth of
ti.at institution, otherwise this absurdi
ty results Congress must stand by and
see grow up in the territories, institu
tions, which, unless abandoned by the
people when they attempt to - form a
state government, will cause the loss to
the Uuion of the territory. Take Utah
for instance- Congress has thus far,
without interference, permitted poliga
my to grow and flourish there now sup
pose at the next session of Congress, she
applies for adinissiou as a state with po
ligamy as one of her domestic . institu
tions; I think no religious or moral man
will say she ' ought to be admitted.
Well, Congress refuses to admit her un
less she abandons this institution.. .. But
this is Congressional interference with
the " domestic institutions" of the peo
ple ; and then what if Utah won't aban-
Ar wt to Ke iu icr-
jritory ? L.wish jonreade.rgo. poftdor
We would have less opposition to the
Bill, if " pof ulair jsoyefeignty " in fact,
was given to th&rfeople. It is not quite
Democratic ejoaghir our Democracy.
1 v. -.
If be I
n i.Llf 1. 3 it
A i ---ri '
are eavaoie 01 orn-cuTorumens , ana
we ever snalf be j But 'this! is a patent
article and rill; probably come nearer
perfectipn-t iwr? is not to be
expected' that theSrst effort will prove
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JIT.VEUJIOfl fMAl SiHlIVA.ItT
We have received a catalogue of this
cxcclleut Institution, under the manage
ment of Mr. and Mrs. Sloan. The old
Semuiary has been .found inadequate o
accounifodate the number who desire at
tending the "Institution, and a new Semi
nary, much larger than the old one, is
nearly completed. The Primary School
Room is 38 by 16 feet in Bize, and will
accomodate seventy pupils. On the
same floor is another room 20 by 8 feet
recitation room. The Senior class room,
second floor, is 38 by 24 feet. Oue very
good feature is, the rooms are sufficient
ly large to serve for the purpose of play
rooms for children, during inclement
On the top of this building there
will be a fine Observatory, and, consider
ing the beautiful country surrounding
Mt. Vernon, will bo a pleasant sight.
TJie buildings are connected with the
family residence. The high reputation
of this Institution renders unnecessary
any eulogy from Ovtt pen. Whoever may
"send their daughter to this Institution,
may rest assured that they will be cared
for by Mr-, and Mrs. Sloan, in a manner
entirely satisfactory to parents. Speak
ing of this Institution, the Mt Vernon
Banner says ': ' "
" The Mt. Vernon Female Seminary
was established in 1844, since which
time, under th) excellent management
of Mr. and Mrs. R.; R. Sloan, it has
steadily advanced in usefulness and pros
perity, until it has attained the highest
rank amongst the successful literary in
stitutions of our country. The govern
ment in the Institution is .such as can
not fail to recommend it to parents, who
may wish to send their daughters abroad
to receive an education.' That' rigid
severity, almost bordering upon tyranny,
which characterizes too many institutions
of learning, is here unknown. The chief
srudy of Mr. and Mrs. Sloan is to throw
arouud the' young ladies placed under
their charge all the comforts, pleasures,
and endearments of home. 'The govern
ment, although decided, is mild and "pa
rental : so that pupils, instead of feeling
gloomy as if imprisoned, or mischievous
from being too closely, guarded, are al
ways cheerful and happy ." ". , " '
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XO DEHIOCHATS. ,
A Communication over the signature
of" K ," will be found in another column.
We cannot see any good that can result
from making an issue in our party on
this Nebraska question.' - It is no issue
yet, am? cannot be made one until our
CougressionaT Convention make it such.
Should the Congressromal" Coorentrw-
make it an issue which we do not think
it will then it will only be an issue in
this Congressional District. If the State
Convention make it a portion of our
Platform, then it will be considered en
dorsed by the Democracy of Ohio and
not before: Until that time, we are all
entitled to our individual opinions on
this as well all other new questions. . As
Democrats we should all feel interested
in sustaining- our party, which can only
be done by mutual concession. If oth
ers, such as' Douglas & Co., throw fire-,
brands into our ranks, it is no reason
why we should add fuel to the flame.
This question was never presented to our
party previous to the present session of
Congress," .and, "as "a matter of course,
there will be differences of opinion until
the question is fully understood by the
mass of - the Democratic party. The
Democratic" party of Ohio, we still be
lieve, will adhere to the Baltimore Plat
form and the resolutions of our State
Conventions. We have no reason to
think otherwise, until we meet in Con
vent ion. . '
Westward Ho ! We regret to learn
that.our fellow citizen, G eo. H. Parker,'
Esq!, intends removing to the State of
Iowa about the 1st of September next.
Mr.. P. is a young man of . very promis
ing talent, a good Lawyer, and a sound
and active Democrat During his resi
dence in this county he has acquired an
L enviable reputation not only in this coun
ty but throughout the State. ..We pre
dict for him in his new location, a useful
and successful career. We believe he has
not yet determined in what part of the
State he will locate ; . but wherever it
may be, " here's till you ."
JC3C" Always ready to serve the ladies,
we give the following hints for their con
sideration :. . . .-
" F.or the benefit of those ladies who
may be putting up fruit for winter uso,
by hermetieal sealing in tin cans, it. is
proper to state that if the berries have
been heated by being too long in the
boxes, they will not keep. If after the
fruit has been put up a few days, the
can should swell out or burst, it proves
that the fault lays with the berries. -. The
expansion of the can shows that it must
have been air-tight, or the gas would
.not have been able to escape."
Death's Doings. Edward C. Roll, a
prominent Democrat of Hamilton Coun
ty, and a member of the Constitutional
convention, died on Saturday last at Cin
cinnati. - . : .
. Samuel Lewis, several times the Lib-
! erty candidate for Governor of this State,
died recently at bis residence in green
township, Hamilton County.
A brother of Ex-President Fillmore,
died at St Paul, Minnesota, on the 28th.
Mr. FUlnlore'a daughter died a few days
ago....- , - ..."-.'. - : .
. JSSThe Cholerais prevailing to. some
stent, at Eaton, Preble aennty.
Corripondenfi of U-AjiJvlo4iJAin.J,. I I
New yORK;;AuguaiStb 1834;-
The. weather havbg moderated consid
erably during the past weebuginesg ;a
beginning to revive and ; Hotels are re
ceiying accessions toV .thootuubef cf
gaests. Nothing isjfounijn the Chol-cra.reporta-
to Cause v alarm. " At "the
Cholera 'Hospital there' "were . but 30
deaths'for the week ending. July 29th,
and v two-thirds": of ihem hav been dissi
pated women from the lowest sinks of
vice. There were 167 deaths from the
Cholera last week, and ther&Jias been a
decrease this week; It is surprising that
there should not be any more deaths
from this disease, taking into considera
tion that' thi city is the chief port of
r . 1 . ' T
entrance ior me immense immigration,
(on ah average of nearly. 10DO per day
throughout the whole year,) from the
old world, and as it contains such a large
floating population, with some portions
of the city in such a filthy- condition.
The press of the city are tired of com
plaining of dirty streets, and have stop
ped from mere weariness, it having pro
duced no visible effect excegt ia a few
prominent streets. '
Monet Matters. Uposifad secu
rity money can be had from I kks and
money lenders to almost any MlF nt, yet
it is almost an impossibility Jo collect
money due. The cry is thaWpidemic
" money tight " has not yet afsted, and
probably will net until qnatter-3ay that
long rooked for day for landlords, and
the day dreaded by tenants inexpensive
stores with slim custom. There is many
tenant on Broadway who would gladly
vacate their stores for less expensive
ones, making less show and having more
substance. Stocks are still depressed,
caused by the fear of immense quantities
of Rail Road securities being thrown
upon the market, when the news of the
Schuyler and other frauds shall have
reached England and returns received.
The Stock market illustrates the re
mark of Henry Ward Beecher, that
to te'l which way the stocks are going to
tarn J" . This is often determined 'by a
clique of Brokers, who make fictitious
sales at a low figure to one in thesecret,
until- stocks are sufficiently depressed,
and then purchase for themselves, where
apen they immediately go up by the
same management There is more gam
bling in Wall street, than in all other
parts of the oity. A great source of
abuse in stock companies, is the custom
of giving proxies to oflicers ancTothers.
Any . stockholder desirous of electing
themselves or friends to office, have but
to secure the proxies of those who can
not attend the election to be elected, and
he everjafter holds the proxies to keep
him in ofdoe, and uses them ever after
nnless revoked. There should be some
stringent laws enacted, to prevent frauds
by officers of stock companies.
Flour has advanced about 25cts per
bbL, and there is a growing scarcity of
deairabl& brarida-Tbe-Blc" jttSerday
were 3100 bbls at $6,757,50, for com
mon to straight state. Extra Genesee
$10,2511,25. Extra Ohio $9,56
$10. Pork has improved, Mess being
25 cts per bbl higher ; sales of 700 bbls
at $ 1 1 ,258 1 2,50 ; Prime $ 1 0,37$ 1 0,
50. Beef Mess 12 13,25.
The ground formerly occupied by the
eld Bible House in Nassau street, has
now erected upon it a substantial and
elegant marble front building, six stories
in highth. . The first story is occupied
by four prominent booksellers and pub
lishers. Part of the second story is oc
cupied by the Baptist American and For
eign Bible society, and the remainder by
offices, among which is that of your agents
S- M. Pettengill & Co.
Our publio schools closed on the 28th
for summer. " The boys and girls will
soon be pouring into the country, in
search of fun. Happy time to " them.
Don't ice wish we were young again ? .
- For the AihUnd Union
Mb. Editor : A few weeks since an
Abolition meeting was held in this (Sul
livan) Township, which claimed to be ir
respective of party, and professed to have
passed certain resolutions. Sir, this is
not the case. I believe it was a Free
Soil meeting, and tho resolutions were
got up by a committee of one Rev. J.
B." Kreisinoer appointed by himself.
A majority of the resolutions we're not
passed by a majority of the meeting, and
when the motion to have them publish
ed was put, it was voted that they stay
at home. Then the author of the reso
lutions said he would have them printed
if he had to pay for it. Some one re
sponded, " if you want to save your cred
it, you had better keep them at home
but be took not the advice of his friends,!
and had them printed, together with
statements utterly at varianoe with the
facts. - It was not a people's meeting,
nor were the resolutions passed as stated
in the published proceedings. "There
were enough of us present who disap
proved of the resolutions to have voted
down the whole batch, had we had the
slightest idea that they would have been
published. PLAIN TALK.
Judge Swan. It is stated that Judge
Swan, the nominee of the Fusionists for
Supreme Judge, is and has been Dem
ocrat Of this we have no otherTknowl
edge than the Dayton. Empire gjUes us.
It says :
" J udge Swan probably never voted a
full regular Democratic ticket in his life.
He has not even pretended to act with
the Democratic party for years past, if
he ever did. He was an elector on the
Free Soil ticket in 1848, and voted for
Van Bur en in '48 and Hale in '52 ."
The Statesman remarks that this kind
of Democracy may fuse ; . but there . is
another kind that refuse.
Mr. Editor : It has been n.A bv
one-of old that there is a timesor
all things. Accordingly the time; &
commenced, is noiT existing, and y will
become a matter of history, that apor-
tiouof our Democratic brethren of this
great government have been thrown into
the Scale, and are found to possess the
same " quality that one ef the ancient
Kings of Babylon' did ; and as time rolls
on we find others - passing through the
same course, rendering themselves in like
condition. Some have allowed, and oth
ers are allowing, their heads to be mould
edjnto such unbecoming shapes, that it
so distracts the sober current of their
minds, that they will throw themselves
.from the Democratic Platform into the
vortex of the great whirlpool of dough
heads. The number that is yet to pass
through this process of metamorphosis,
no one can tell; it appears as though
such things must be. Now, shall we,
the Democrats of Ashland county, of
which we should all be proud, adopt the
motto of the sluggard, and without an
effort of resistance or a murmur of com
plaint, stand by and see our brethren
gradually drawn, into their ranks? I
say not. Let us publish largely and
proclaim loudly the true Democratic
JeffersoaiaB principles, and let US firmly
adhere to them. If any of our thought
less brethren wander too far from the
path to be reclaimed, let us cast them
out, for it is said to bo best if thine
eye offend thee " to " pluck it out ,'.' for
fear 'that it will contaminate the whole
We are a sovereign, and should be a
free people; therefore, if some of our
leaders have removed from the Platform,
it makes it more incumbent on those that
remain to be firm and undeviating for its
defence. So far as I have been able to
learn, the Democratic candidates of our
county are firm and unshaken brethren,
all adhering to the Baltimore Democrat
ic Platform, in opposition to the repeal
of the Missouri Compromise and the
passage of the Nebraska an d. . Kansas
territorial bills. If I am incorrect in
this in regard to any candidate, they
can proclaim differently.' All - that , is
wanting is for Democrats to have a fair
understanding with each other, and all
will go on peacefully and harmoniously,
notwithstanding the wishes and -efforts
of the Fusionists to the contrary 1 ' K.
: The Great Fire at Jersey City. .
We. find in tho New York Herald, of
the 31st, the following particulars of this
great fire. "It says :
The most disastrous conflagration with
which Jersey City was ever visited, oc
curred yesterday afternoon, near the
railroad depot At about two . o'clock
in the afternoon, flames were seen issu
ing out of a small frame dwelling-house,
ia the rear of Schcnck's belt-mauufacto-
ry a large si --story brick building, and
immediately the alarm of fire was soun
ded throughout the city.. Ihe entire
force of the Jersey City fire department
hastened te theepot, where soon had been
Lgifl. . kiree-blazs. wbieMrcatened
the main buildings of the city with de
struction. The Jersey City department
numbers five engines, three hose carts,
and one hook and ladder, all of which
were soon at the scene of destruction.
When all were assembled, it was found
there was not length of hose sufficient to
reach the river, it being low water, and
all action with the engines was necessa
rily suspended till the tide should rise.
In the meanwhile, the fire, raged with
great fury, and for a while . the greater
portion of the city seemed in the very
jaws of annihilation. Ihe wind was
blowing strong from the south-west, and
the flames, mounting high above the
dwellings, careered over toward adjoin
ing blocks, and joined them in the gene
ral ruin. Some of the buildings were
private dwellings, built of wood, very
combustible, and some of the factories
in the burning block were filled with com
bustible materials ; owing to this, the fire
spread with great rapidity, and within a
few minutes from the time the hrst alarm
of fire was given, a block was enveloped
The conflagration, from its magnitude,
had attracted attention from New York,
and the rertort ranidlv SDread. from north
to south, that Jersey City was burning
A number of companies, with engines,
went over from the city, and succeeded
in subduing the flames.
The entire area of this fire, as above
described, covers three blocks and a half,
and perhaps a little more than this, but
not quite four blocks. , It. nevertheless
leaves four blocks a heap of burning ru
ins : for all that remains on the block
last burned are only a few out-houses of
the railroad company.. The flames swept
cleanly everything in their, course, not
sparing a single building or tenement .
- The Flag-Ship of , Omer Pasha.-
The Constantinople correspondent of the
New York Tribune gives the following
account of the flag-ship of Omer, Pasha,
the Turkish Admiral:
The Mahmoud, the flag-ship of the
(Japtain FaBha, is a noble specimen or a
naval vessel. She is mounted with well
polished brass, shining in the sun ' As
cend her deck, as I have done, and you
will find her a model of symmetry and
beauty. - The large and magninoent cab
in is furnished in the most recherche style,
and filled with orient al luxuries. Around
it are ranged soft and voluptuous sofas,
and the finest Brusa covers the floor.
This large man-of-war was originally
built by and for the use of Mahmoud,
the great father of our present beneficent
Sultan, and then it was fitted up like his
own imperial palace. Gilded and em
broidered canopies of silk overhung cush
ions of the same material, and tressiled
vails of delicate fabric supported from
cornices of polished sandal-wood denote
the place of Mohmoud's retirement. For
him also was furnished that delightful
luxury never to be found on ordinary
men-of-war, a steam-bath, with all its
appurtenances, lead-pipes, conduits, mar
ble fountains, and the very floor of mar
ble. - And though not now often fre
quented by Mahmoud's son, it has lost
but little of its original magnihcenee.
Prized as this vessel is by all, both high
and low, there is not a man on board of
her who will not- fight' with increased
courage and exertion to defend and pre
serve her existence,
We extract from the New York ZVift.
une and Times the account of this des
perate affair. t
Shortlv before six o'clock Wednesday
.fmorhing .aTfatal Affray occurred "at the
St; Nicholas "Hotel, in which Colonel
Charles Xoringof California was run
through the body: with a sword-cane, by
Dr. R. H. Graham, of New Orleans, and
fatally wounded. 'yJ; o,
' Both," with their families';' were board
ing at the Hotel, and Wednesday morn
ing about 5 o'clock Dr. Graham, who
had been out drinking most of the pre
vious night, came home almost crazy
from the effects of liquor tie fcecanTe
qnite'disorderiy by constantly ringing
the bells in the hall near his apartments,
and calling loudly for the servants, great
ly to the annoyance of some of the board
ers in that section of the. house, '
CoL'Loring came out of his room,
which was nearly adjoining that of ,Dr.
G-, and asked him to desist from making
so much noise, saying thatthe servants
were in bed and that he could not find
any at that hour. The Dr. answered
that he had been ringing the bell in his
own room for two hours, but had not
got an answer. In making this state
ment he swore considerably.'
CoL Loring then closed the door and
went to bed, and a moment afterwards
the hall bell was rang furiously again.
He again got up, and opening the door
a second time, said to Dr. Graham,
" I would be much obliged to you sir,
if you would not ring" the bell so violent
ly, as my wife is quite unwell." He al
so advised the Dr. to put en his panta
loons, for if he wanted the maid to an
swer the bell, he Was not in a condition
to be Been by her.
Dr. Graham then said he hid not care
a d n for maids or any woman in the
house, and would dress as he pleased.
The Doctor used other violent language,
and the Colonel told him if he repeated
it ho would break his head with a stick.
" Col. Loring then again went to bed,
and soon afterwards the feell rang vio
lently about thirty times. . He then got
up, put on his pantaloons and slippers,
and put one arm in his coat sleeve. He
then , opened the door and stepped out
and told the Doctor that he would go to
the office and see whether he could find
a servant Mrs. Loring then jumped
"out of bed and begged her husband not
to go put He requested her to stay in
the room. ' The Doctor at this time had
nothing but his shirt on. .' Mrs.' Loring
went back to ber room and dressed. "
'. In the meantime her husband was ab
sent, and becoming alarmed, she went in
search of him, and found him lying dead
at the extreme end of the hall, weltering
in his own blood. "The scene which fol
lowed was truly ".frightful, and for some
time the1 greatest consternation prevailed
throughout the house. , Two of the wait
ers witnessed the affray which"' resulted
in the death of Col.Loring. ' '
' The parties disputed in the hall while
moving toward one end of it, about Mr.
Graham's ringing the bell and making. a
noise to the annoyance of CoL Loring's
wife. ' In the course of this dispute Dr.
Graham called CoL L. a liar. The Col.
in return slapped Graham in the face,
when the latter, who had a sword cane
in his band, made a blow at him with
the cane. Loriug took hold of the cane,
and in au instant ur. urauara urew me
sword from the stick and stabbed his an
tagonist through the body. " Tho weapon
entered the left side six inches from the
spine and twelve inches belew the shoul
der-blade, penetrating the lower part of
thgj left lobe of the lungs and coming in
contact" with tlur boueaof" the"breast,-
when it bent nearly double, and produced
instant death. ....
The only words the deceased uttered
were: " I am. stabbed ; lam killed."
Graham did not attempt to touch his
victim after he inflicted the fatal wound,
but threw his sword in the pantry and
walked up and down the hall, apparent
ly much agitated. He was immediately
arrested and held to wait the action of
the Coroner. . -
The Coroner's J nry, after a short de
liberation, rendered the following ver
1 That Charles Loring camo to his
death by a wound inflicted on his person
bv means of a sword-cane in tne nanas
of Robert M. Graham."
On the rendition of this verdict the
Coroner committed Graham to the Tombs
to await examination. - '
Col. Loring had recently returned
from California, where he . held an office
under the Government
The prisoner is about forty years of
age; he, it appears, naa neen going
about the streets of the Eighth Ward du
ring mos: of Tuesday night, vis: ting
porter-houses and other resorts. , His
disorderly conduct attracted the atten
tion of the Police, and they were about
arresting him when some of his friends
promised to take him to the hotel and
keep him there. They did conduct him
to the hotel, but it seems he got out again
during the night and became consider
ably intoxicated ; and it was shortly af
ter bis return that the fatal deed was
committed. ,The painful affair created
a gloom over the boarders of the hotel
during the day. . ; ,.r, ..
But Two' Great Parties.-The
Washington Union says: There are but
two parties in this country the Demo
cratic party and the opposition . to- that
party. .The. present is one of those oc
casions when the. Whig party passes al
most out of -men memories. ' Uther
names supersede , um name- 01, n nig.
. a A. TTT1
Other, influences rise above it - Some
are for giving it up t because it has been
used for base purposes by bad men; oth
ers, because it has an-, odor of suspicion
about it, others, because, like an old gar
ment, it has served its day. Every lit
tle section, heretofore banded, under the
name of Whig, is now setting up for him
self; and there are almost as many names
as there are organizations.1 Meanwhile
the Democratic party Btands intact and
upright, and nobody thinks of the over
throw or of the decay of the Democratic
party. The odds and ends of . faction,
however, like the little people in Gulli
ver's travels, who bind this huge priso
ner with multitudinous but tiny bonds,
think that by one common attack they
may crush it to pieces. .We shall see.
Feminine ' Eccentricity. A young
ladv." in Washington, attired in boys
clothes, was apprehended last nighty for
going about the city under " suspicions
circumstances. It is supposed she es
caped from Bishop Doane's Seminary at
Princeton. - ' "
tyT It is a singular ooihoidence that
George-Washington commenced his oat
reer a a Boldier on the 4th' of July,
The last anniversary of our Independ-
ence was celebrated iwu years alter
Washington's entrance upon military
. Coxruptionf at Washington.
The Journal is rejoiced that we are
opening our -eyes to the gross corrup
tions and speculations upon the treasury
01 the natmD, as praetiesd by the leech
es in and about - Washington. W re
gret that the Journal's memory is- so
much at fault that it does not know thai
these ceruptions had their origin under
the, late Whig regime. n rf't.v
i Aa tothe Texas debt iniquity, it was
pnt through the" senate, we believe, by
the aid of every whig vote, and it was
resisted by Democratic Senators alone.
The charge that the President was fa
vorable to it, is unauthorized and gra
tuitous. .Every political act of his life
affords evidence of his hostility to all
such special legislation.
With regard to the ' railroad plunder
schemes, it is well known to the editors
of the TJou nal that Samuel F. Vinton,
one of the idols of Ohio Whiggery, and
its late candidate for gubernatorial hon
ors, has been the head and front of that
system at Washington during the pres
ent session 'of 'Congress.- - "' ''- "
. : And as to the bounties' to mail steam
ers, they have been steadily opposed by
the mass of the 1emocracy ever since the
impudent claims of those " men were
brought before Congress. ' CoL ! Allen,
while in the Senate,- made constant and
effective warfare upon these appropria
tions, fully and clearly exposing all their
corrupting consequences ; and. they final
ly only succeeded by tho defection of
a few Democrats in Congress, added to
the Whigs, who' always act in phalanx
in die support of schemes of that charac
ter; .'"'. .::
If any additional evidence were wan
ting that the President and Cabinet are
opposed to mail steamer bounties, we
would refer to the remark of the New
York Evening JPost, an anti-Administration
journal, made a day or two since,
that Mr. Campbell, the present Post
master General, was selected for the po
sition he now holds in the Cabinet on ac
count of his well known hostility to these
The Journal may search the record,
and it will find that-all these -schemes
of bounties and - favoritism,- that' are
forced through Congress and the execu
tive Departments by overriding the bar
riers of the Constitution, have a Whig
paternity, and that they had been gen
erally opposed by the Democracy in and
out of Congress. - : -'-'
- By reference to the House proceed
ings of Wednesday, it will be seen that
that body has done itself and the coun
try infinite credit by the summary dispo
siton it made of several of the Senate's
amendments to the seheral aDrronriatioa
bilL There is yet salt in, Washington
a ne tiouse and the iSxecutive will inter
pose formidable barriers to the schemes
of the spoilers who are plotting a revival
The Hone Exhibition.
The stockholders of the - OhTo and
Pennsylvania Horse Exhibition met in
Salem, Columbiana County," Ohio, 6a
the evening of Wednesday, the 26th Last
Zadock Street was chosen Chairman, and
A. H. Battin appointed Secretary, -
Messrs. C. H. CornwcII, George B.
Weaver, Jas. M. Brown, J. W. Cassel
berry and Thos. F. Sharpnack were ap
pointed a committee to report the names
of directors. The committee," after re
tiring a short time, reported the. follow
ing names of Directors ; - -
Wm. Larimer, Jr., Pennsylvania;
James M. Brown, Trumbull county, O. ;
Zadock Street, David Woodruff, Geo. B.
I Weaver, P. S. Campbell, A. H. Battin,
fCT Hr CofnwelL Salem ;' Wm. D. Ladd,
Jefferson Co.,; John JN.tetitt, .Philadel
phia, Pa. ; G. AZr Bayard, Pittsburgh,
Pa. ; Silas Merrick, New Brighton, Pa.;"
Jacob Morgan, Washington, Pa. : A. H.
Peebles, New Castle, Pat ; V- K. Kim
ball, Canton, Ohio; L. Pelton, Tram
bull county; Chas. F. Bradburn, Cleve
land, Ohio; Robert H. Wilson, Jr.,
Wheeling, Va. ; CoL S. D. Harris,, Co
lumbus, Ohio ; Chancey H. Andrews,
Youngstown," Ohio; John N. Dixon,
Columbiana, O.; J.. K. Curtiss, Cleve
land, Ohio. . . .. . ; "
On motion, the report , of . the com
mittee was adopted.
The committee also suggested the
names of the following persons as offi
cers, which, on motion, was adopted, and
they appointed : ;.- ...." . :
. President, Gen. Wm.: Larimer, Jr.
Vice Presidents, Alfred Wright and
James M.. Brown; ; Treasurer, P. . S.
Campbell ; Corresponding t Seo'y, Geo.
B. Weaver; Recording .Secretary," A.
H. Battin. Finance Committee -Chas.
H. Cornwell, chairman; T. C' Boone,
Hiram Greiner. . ..: .. ; -' ; - r
. - Local Committee Jacob Heaton, i
chairman; G. W. Wilson, - Thomas F. j
Sharpnack, Ed. "Phillips, Henry Shaffer,
D. H. H ise, J. W Casselberry, Joseph
Barker, Jr., J. G. Bissell, John John
son, Allen Boyle, : Joel Sharpe, J. K.
Rukenbrod, David Woodruff, Salem, and
James Martin, New Lisbon. " -
The Corresponding Secretary was in
structed to inform the directors of their
appointment, and also request them' to
meet in Salem, on the 2d -day of 'Aug.,
at 7 o'olock, P. M. .:
On motion, tne nimr a the village
were requested to publish the proceed
ings, with a request that all papers friend
ly t .th enterprise should copy. r -:
JJleetmg then adjourned. ;' rt;-.r:
, "- -- ri - ZL. STREET, Pres't -'
: LAi? H Battin, See'y.: '- ri!h " 1
Washington Items. 'The President
has vetoed the River and Harbor BilL 1
Mr. Williams of New Hampshire, ap
pointed United Stated Senator by the
Governor of that State to flit a vacancy,
has been ousted by the Senate. ' '
Wm. A, .Button bas been appomtea
Consul to Trieste, f
- H. J. Sickles has been rejected by the
Senate as Postmaster ' at Albion New
York. '- .' -- ' ' - .
Dr. Washington, the oldest surgeon
in the U. S. Navy, and a relative of Gen.
Washington, died in Washwigton City,
on fnday last. -
The official statement of the Treasury
Department for the last quarter shews
tho receipts to be $16,954,739. and the
expenditures $23,745,102.- -" "
2" Senator Slidell has abandoned,
for the present, his proposition for no
tice to Great Britain of the termination
of our treaty stipulation to keep a naval
force on the Afrioan coast, "
:a- tIia N Trli Jmrcii aavs
that the depreciation in the . value of
dtnnlr tlofmirt llffllA With-'
BWUm uiulVtVJ 1 VU. - T
in the last twelve months, cannot be less ;
than 9 10Q,000,OOO. . . - , '
"! .... Hi tptm Tbo'. Toronto
yn.i aiia.i ij.-"--. . ; ..
leader, of the 27th," gives the 'names 6t
twenty.five .Liberals ana six a vmo,
eleoted to the new parliament The
present Government seem to be haying
it mostly their own way, ... ,
'jRzyiraa am Obsolete Law. A tai
lor in London has been fined forty shil
lings for making a coat with cloth-covered
buttons t An act of Parliament of
George III. enacts that every coat most
have brass buttons, and the act being;
till unrepealed the magistrate bad o
option but to inflict the fine:
- Emigrants ro Kansas. It ia said
that fifty or sixty families from Vermont
are making preparations to start for .
Kansas. Thev will nrobabl v m out in
- - o
August, under the auspicies of the Emi
grant Aid Society.- The Secretary of
this society is overwhelmed with applies-'
tions for information, ; " jr I -
jCS" The wheat' crop in the Sand'
wich Islands promise to yield a supply
fully equal to the consumption of the
Hawaiian kingdom for the ensuing year,,
so that there will be no need of export
ing breadstuff's thither. - We have simi--lar
advices from California and Oregon,.
and tho relief whieh, this- will afford to
our markets here is a matter .of more
than ordinary gratification; t . -
: ' Tbe att "with Spats. The Richmond
Enquirer learns from an intelligent cor-r
respondent at Washington, that a rumor
exists of .an anticipated, , treaty with
Spain respecting Cuba, and it is conjec
tured that a prolongation of the sessica
is designed,' to' obviate delay in the rati
fication of the treaty, and, the voting of
the required appropriations., The con
tinued inactivity of the Senate, gives-
countenance to the report. ' if " . . . ,
Footb Brjn.DiNGs.j GenHS. Foote,
late Governor of Mississippi ' and in
many respects one of the most remarka- '
ble men cf his " day -and generation ,n
is said to be erecting a splendid mansion
in Clinton, Contra Costa, opposite San
Francisco - California.- His reputation
as a statesman was built upon the sand
We hope he has not seleeted ' the same
foundation for his ' splendid mansion "
., Queex place for a Toad. -One of
the operators of the' House Telegraph,
informs ua that while repairing the tele
graph wires at Fairfield, a few days since,
a live full grown toad, was found mnder
the class insulator, on the ton of a pole.
which was a chestnut perfectly, smooth,
tweny-five feet high, and not near any
tree or vbuHding.IIowt his toadship
came there, or how-long he had occupied
his serial, but precarious position is
matter for curious speculation. Jtdrt-
ford Cqurant H .:r-,
' " Com iko Back. A. ' cargo of 1 goods
lately arrived at New. York, on their re
turn from California, having been hip
ped. thither eight or ten- months since,,
and found unsaleable except at ru toons'
prices. .They embraced a general '"as
sortment. , A New York paper suggests
that there is now-but one commodity
that will pay to ship to California.' That
article is domestic servants. Let ny
man, it says, ship a cargo of Irish girb 1
and men to San Franeiaco,--and- -hire
them out by the month, and he will if
the servants can be kept to their bargain
make a fortune In no time.. Any other
export is perilous. - " V ?
JC3T The Albany Atlas states, that
so strong ia the Know. Nothing tenden
cies of the. Whigs in New York; that
Seward and Weed, who 6ppose it, will
be powerless to control the nomination
this falL , This, if true, will be the first
time in twenty years that those men failed
to have their own way in Whig convene
tions in the Empire State. Much. as
we desired the political downfall of these
ambitious - and unprincipled rertixana, '
we could have waited a while in patience,
rather than see them pitched overboard
by their own party, because they adhere
to the doctrine of religions liberty and
equal rights for all the citicens of tbiav
repnblic.--otrer. . x " '
Charles Dickens is said to haw
run away from his creditors and gone to
the eontinetr During several years hi
income equaled $4. 10,000, and he might
have amassed, .nearly:'--. million in alL
But so completely did he realise the old
story of beggar on - horseback';"; that
u vt: a a : .rri
ment for a paltry, wine-bill, He has al
so recently 1 committed .'the .incredible'
meanness of selling one of his children
to-Miss Bardett Coutts,' an intiqnated'
wealthy ' lady, to whom he made an ap
peal for money. . Miss. Coutts refused to
comply a second , tune With his request, -but
she offered to " bring up " one of Jus1
daughters; and this fellow -who so loud--ly
arraigned the Americans for " man--selling
. actually parted with one of hi .
children, in a manner which any meehan--ie
earning thirty shillings a week would
have spurned at., . -i..' '
The Gaediner Estate. Some time-
since- out United states liovernrnent.
through 'the'' Treasurer of the United
States,', applied to the Orphan's Court
t. , .. . . . 1 - .1 1
ior leiiers 01 auministrsuon on vug per
sonal estate of the late Dr. George A.
Gardiner: The case 'was, On Saturday;
argued, by j Messers. Fendall, Key, and
Reddin, for the United States, against
Messers. Bradley and Carlisle, who like
wise applied for letters of administration,
they being creditors of he said .estate.
But Judge Purcell ; decided in favor jof
the United States, on tho ground -that '
the Government is prima facie (he lar-,
ger creditor jTemarkitfgthat ht? regarded
the Secretary of .the Treasury, as tBe
nron'er trustee' to nrotect the interests of
the Treasury .Tho amount in issue la
upwards of $200,000. - Messers, Bradley
and Carlisle have appealed, to. the Cir
cuit Cotwt,-irowisflf ifirffffc 31.
Choi,b.ba nf BAxnADOES. A late 1
ber of the . West Indian, speaks as fcJ-
lows of the . dreadful destruction of life
be the cholera in the Island of Barba-
doe. :';': :, 5 ",;-!t"r-;
We are unable to state with accuracy
the total number- of deaths throughout
the Island from the epidemic up to the .
present moment, bat it oannot be fas
short of 7,000,i which would be nearly
five per cent of the whole population.
In Bridgetown rand the parish of St
Michael, which contain a population of
34,344, the deaths may be set down with
more accuracy at 4,678, "6r about 13 per
centJ lf the same, rate of mortality ia
to extend ever the other- parishes, it ia,
awful to think how the ranks of the la
boring classes will be thinned, and the
estates deprived of the necessary hand
to cultivate them, an evil which will fall
most heavily upon the estate in St An
drew's and St Joseph's. " Below Cliff,
where it was always difficult o procure,
labor on some of these estates, at Frazer'sx
Walker's, Belle Plain, Bawden, Morgan.
Lewis, for, instance, ,' which are . nearly,
swept clean- of their inhabitants:- ' If the.
same desolating scourge continues, its,
work for .the next six weeks, it ia fright
ful to consider the loss of life; it is acaroe
Ly less appalling to reflect upon the saez
rifioe of property that must ensue. ---