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'IL'h mxlay, May 5, I85'J.
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER,
JRIOSES POWXASiL, Lancaster County
FOR AUIMTOR GENERAL,
CHRISTIAN RSl'EKS, Clarion Co.
' AXEX. K. iUcCL.IlK.I2, Kmnkhn Co.
ICFSee fourth page!
oi ft7"The Directors of the Farmers and
Mechanics Bank, ofE-iston, on the. 3d inst
lcclarcd a dividend of four per cent, which
" will be paid to the Stockholders after the
ICTA Dividend of live per cent, has been
declared by the Directors of the Easton Bank,
which will be paid to the Stockholders on
0Cr"iVr. Garret Brodhead, of Lehman town
ship, Pike county, Pa., has been appointed
Inspector of Timber at tno Philadelphia
Navy. Salary about 1000 a year.
22(1 Judicial District
New Judge. Governor Biglerbas ap
pointed George R. Barret, Esq., of Clear
field county, President Judge of this Dis
trict, in place of Judge Eldred, resigned.
At an election for Borough Officers,
' held at the Court House, in this place, on
. Monday last, the following named per
sons were duly elected, viz :
Chief Burgess. Charlton Burnet, Esq.
Toicn Council. J ames II. Walton, Esq.
Geo. H. Miller, Melchoir Spragle, John
Edinger, and David Keller.
Scliool Directors. Samuel S. Drcher,
Esq., Augustus Carmer, Wm. S. Winte
mute, John H. Melick, John L. Staples,
.Michael M. Burnet.
Jlish Constable. John Stone.
We have been informed that the
entire line of the Delaware and Cobb's
Gap Railroad, will be put under contract
in about two weeks.
Anion; the late counterfeits are o's on
the Trenton Banking Company, X. J.,
via : figure 5, with two female figures,
cupid, and a small eagle entwined in it
5 each side of vis. head of Wasbinton
, on richt band.
0C7Stra wherries are reported in New York
at-.$l per basket.
(fcjOur Legislature adjourned on Tues
day, the 19lh ult. Its history it met, its
'members drew three dollars a day, they got
drunk, it adjourned.
The Pennsylvania Coal Campany has made
arrangements to forward to market the pres
ent season 500,000 tons of coal, which will
be an increase of 75,000 tons on the amount
of itejlaet season's business. The Delaware
.and Hudson Canal Company, and the Penn
sylvania Coal Company, have issued their
circular of prices for the season. The prices
range from 15 to 20 per cent, higher than
those of last year, and a farther advance is to
be made on the 1st of September.
' Gold in Texas. In the latest news
, from Texas it is stated that rich gold de-
j)osits have been discovered in Streamer's
Gulch, on the "West Colorado river.
Many persons have proceeded to the spot,
and at last accounts were working with
'jfThe receipts of the Erie Railroad, it
' 'is thought, will average during the present
year 824,000 a day.
ET'The wheat crop in Western New York
. is said to be very promising for a good yield.
(jjrlt is said that farms in Montgomery
county, Me., are now selling at S40 per acre
which ten years ago would not have brought
' 10 an acre.
KPThe Governor of Durango, Mexico, has
offered a reward of 200 for the head of ev
ery Indian killed, or for each Indian captured
within the State.
Great sale of Cattle.
Mr. Isaac Landis, of Manbeim town
ship, Lancaster county, sold 40 bead of fat
. cattle, last week, to Mr. Gillespie, of Phil
adelphia, for 55115 per bead amounting
' to $4600. Two of the choicest of tbe lot
were purchased by Mr. William F. Mil-
. ler, of Lancaster City, at 10 per cwt.
live weight. This was, perhaps, the finest
" lot of cattle ever sold in tbe. State by a
Consumption of Liquors. It appears
by tbe Census that the consumption of
6pirituous liquors m the united States
. reaohes the enormous quantity of eighty
.six millions annually, equal to six gallons
for every adult person.
XpThe grand jury of Tazewell coun-
ty, Va., has presented the late Legisla
, lure of tbat State as -a misiance,
Mismanagement of the Delaware
How our public works are managed by
the present Board of Canal Commission-,
ers, is fully illustrated in tho following,
article, which we copy from the " Easton
Argus,'' a locofoco paper, of Thursday
last, the 2Sth ult. It will clearly demon
strate to those who lake the trouble, to
read it :
Notwitstanding the repeated assuran
ces of the officers having control of the
Delaware Division, that a fcic days would
put the caual hi navigable order, it is not
yet ready and from appearances will not
be until the boating season is half over.
Hero we are within a very few days of
the 1st of May and the first boat has
yet to pass. We but represent the feelings
of the whole community when wo say that
it is an outrageous shame that this canal,
the best line of our public improvements,
should be so wretchedly managed. It
should havebcenrcady for navigation two
months ago and if the contractor whobuilt
new Locks at Uhlersville and New Hope,
had done his work properly, and with
any degree of energy, it would have been
open and the loss and inconvenience the
Stale aud tnc community are now sub
jected to, would have been avoided. There
is no excuses for this delay it is wrong
and unjustifiable. On thetho Delaware
and Raritan Canal, a dozen new Locks
were deepened during thewiuter, and
yet it has been in navigable order
weeks aco. The State is now sustaining
a loss of at least 81,000 a day the
business affairs of this whole section
of country are deranged and confused,
and thousands of poor boatmen are thrown
out of employment half the summer all,
in consequence of the miserable manner
in which this canal is controlled .by those
having it in charge.
We doubt whether a bigger set of ras
cals can be found in the Union than the
vultures who are contanly preying on
the public works of Pennsylvania. They
have eorcad over the Commonwealth like
so many highway robbers, plundering
and stealing wherever opportunity oners,
and are not unfrequently partiecps crim-
inis with men whom the people elected to
protect their interests and guard their
Treasury. Honest and responsible men
enough could have been found in this vi-
cinity to make thc?e improvements on
the Delaware Division, in ample time to
have had the canal open at the usual
time, but a contrary course was pursued
and the business interests of this whole
ection must suffer in consequeuce. Tbe
Canal had far better be sold at once,
than to have this plundering sj'stein con
Some Democrat, with a jovial spirit, and a
keen sense of the rediculous, writes from
Washington to the Newburyport Union. He
laughs at the endless crowd of oliice-hunters,
rrivot; n nrr.inhii ilprrintinn nf tlio nrrnv nf
c J,--! 1 - .
hunjrarv customers who haunt the Attornev
General's office, and narrates the following
The other day a short fat gentleman, from
Essex South, attempted to stop Generel
dishing as he was starting for another part
of the city, on special business. This ia the
story, alt told:
Applicant. "Gen. Cushing!"
Gen. C. "Ah! glad to see you under
stand the whole matter have the greatest
respect for you can't stop with you. Good
Applicant. "Just one minute I want to
see you very much."
Gen. C. "Shall be back in half an hour;
or yon must go with me," running.
The applicant, an old stager, declares he
will go with him, and out they shoot from
the bnck door, over tbe gardens, the fat man
panting and trying to talk, aud the Attorney
General striking a bee line fot his destination.
At Inst the asthmatic catches a breath, and
"Can't stand this any longer! must give
"Sory to lose your company," replies the
General, "but business is pressing."
The fat man holds a post, gasps two or
three times, a terrible night succeeds, and he
declares that he will not be found on the turf
again, pitted against such mettle.
Bunker Hill Monument was twice struck
by lightning a few days since. Persons who
were in the monument thought it was going
over. The bottom of one of the rods where
it entered the earth, was slightly melted, and
a gentleman near the top, who was passing
down and holding by the iron rail, received
a thock from which he did not recover en
tirely for a couple of hours. The second
stroke sounded like the crash of a large quan
tity of glass thrown down the inside of the
Pel Rats. I was astonished, on visiting the
houses of some of the inhabitants, to see a
large rat walking quietly about the rjoom, and
crawling np the master's legs in a cool, fa
miliar manner. Instead of repulsing it, or
evincing any alarm, he took it up in his hands,
and caressed it; and then I learnt, for the first
time, to my utter astonishment, that it was a
custom prevalent in Bangkok to keep pet
rats, which are taken very young and careful
ly reared till they attain a perfectly monstrous
size, from good and plentiful feeding. These
domestic rats are kept expressly to free the
house of other vermin of their own race, and
so ferocious are they in the onslaughts they
make, that few of the houses are ever annoy
ed by mice or rats. Ncalc's Residence in
The Easton ArguB of the 28th-ult.,
says: We learn that Messrs. Peters
and Werts have purchased a fine Steam
boat which they intend running in the
Delaware river from Easton to Milford,
there to connect with the Trenton and
Belvidere Railroad. This will be much
the most pleasant route far better than
to ride 16 miles in stages. We predict
that the Boat will do a good business;and
pay well. Bring her along.
The Safety Lamp
The newspapers furnish such frequent
accounts of shocking accidents from tbe
explosion of camphene lamps that we
were very glad to see announced lately,
under the endorsement of Professor Sil-
limax and other eminent scientific gen
tlemen, an invention promising complete
protect against accidents from this
cheap and really valuable illuminating
The. invention referred to is by Mr.
Jonx Newell, of Boston. It is simply the
ingenious application-of Sir Humphrey
Davy's beautiful idea of the safety lamp
that is, the employment of wire gauze,
both to the lamp and the supply-can, in
such a manner as to prevent the least
chance of accident. It is unnecessary to
enter into a minute description of this val
uable contrivance. It will be sufficient
for us to say, that we have lately had an
opportunity to examine Mr. Ne well's
invention, and to see various experiments
tried to set the fluid in the cau and in the
lamp on'fire, by external flame envelop
ing'both, and we can confidently recom
mended it as a complete safe-guard a
gainst ignorance or carelessness. So per
feet is the invention that tho lamp may
be replenished with safety while the wick
is burning-, the cap of it may be taken
off, and tbe mouth enveloped in burning
fluid, yet the contents of the lamp remain
entirely safe; and a stream of burning
fluid may be poured from tho spout of
tho can without danger to the contents of
We go into these particulars entirely
with a view to persuade persons who burn
what is called cthcrial oil (which as a
lamp oil has several advantages) to adopt
this cheap and effectual proteotion against
the sad accident3 which must inevitably
happen without it.
The Exodus to the Far West.
There ia a vast emigration to Oregon
and California (principally to the lattei
State) the present season from the North
western States. The Illinois State Reg
ister says it is sure that Ohio, Indiana,
and Illinois will send as many beyond
the mountains this year as in any previ
ous year, and we hear of no falling off in
any other quarters. The Register sa-s :
'A new feature in this movement west
ward is seen this season, lluudreds of
men who have made fortunes in Califor
nia and returned here durins last fall
and summer are anions: those coins out,
most of them taking fine trains of wagons,
cows, mules, and horses in droves, near
ly all purchased by money obtained at
the mine3. " Thus we see that our pdople
who sell these products are sharing in
tbe profits of gold diging.'
The Coining Thousands.
Private letters from the Old "World
state that the movement towards tbe New
is likely to prove extraordinary within
the coming six months. It is estimated
that some 200,000 men, women and
children will leave England and Ireland,
and that this vast army will be increased
to nearly half a million by adventurers
from Germany and other portions of Eu
rope. A still further impulse is likely to
be given to this living tide, by the strikes
in the United States, aud the extravagant
reports that are published in foreign jour
nals, as to the demand for labor and the
high rates of wages in this country.
"What is likely to be the general effect?
Let us imagine the accession of tj popula
tion of half a million within the next six
mouths, and of this aggregate, at least
100,000 laborres. The inquiry is well
worth pursuing. Phil. Inquirer.
The Civil War at Buenos Ayrcs. The
New York Commercial Advertiser has a
letter from Buenos Ayres, written on the
1st of February. The writer says :
"We are daily expecting an assault,
and our situation is far from being pleas
ant ; yet, while others are leaving, I have
determined to remain and wait the result.
You can form no correct opinion of the
state of affairs in this city; father against
the son, and;'the son against the father.
The horrible cruelties that take place are
beyond description. A few days since a
father killed bis son while in a political
conflict. The besiegers took a prisonor,
and tied him between two horses, and the
poor creature was literally torn to pieces.
Such is our condition at present. The
city is to be bombarded from tho river
and cannonaded from the land. What
the result will be none can conjecture'
Tn central Africa a large number of
Jewish negroes have been discovered.
Nearly every family possesses the Law of
Moses on parchment. They trace their
origin to the First 'Captivity, when some
of the Hebrews fled to the desert, and in
termarried with the natives.
Among the Acts passed by the late
Congress, was one authorizing the issuing
of three-dollar gold pieces.
Those who have been boarding up
Spanish quarters had better put them
out before the first of next month. Af
ter that time, they will bo worth only
A postmaster in Scriven county, Geo.,
has been find 'fifty dollars for unlawfully
detaining a letter.
(KrAt the' late' municipal election nt St.
Louis, the voters contributed 53,51 to tho
07An urchin being sent for a cent's worth
of Macaboy snuff, forgot the nanie of the arr
ficle', and asked for a cent's worth of make-a
From the Easton Argus.
Commonwealth va. Joseph J Postens.
This . case excited great interest. The
Prosecutrix, Amelia Shaffer, was a dark
mulatto wench, of about 35 years of age,
the mother of a very light colored infant,
and yho had charged defendant with its
paternity. The parties came from Strous-
burg, Monroe county the defendant be
ing the keeper of a hotel there and a
man of respectability and standing, bav
ins a wife and children The child was
born in Easton, where the wench hap
pened to be at the time and thus the
cause was tried in our county. The coun
sel for commonwealth were Messrs.
Mutciiler and Cook. The defence was
conducted by J. M. Porter and A. JEI.
Reeier, Esos., assisted by J. H. "Wal
ton I & C. Burnet, Esqs., of Strouds-
burgl The prosecution rested their case
on tj.e evidence of the wench. The de
fendant examined a large number of the
mosl respectable citizens of Stroudsburg,
eveijf one of whom testified tbat the pros
ecutrix was so depraved and degraded,
andjker character so bad, that not the
leasi credit could be given to her word or
her path. In addition to these, her acquain
tan&s of her own color, testified to the
saui; thincr. Her story was exceedingly
improbable in itself, but the defence was
fortunate enough to contradict it at eve
ry iirn, disproving the circumstances she
detnled in almost Tjvery instance, and
projing clear perjury upon her in num
berbss instances, by the most undoubted
testmony. The tact or her receiving
motey from others, to pay for her confine-
in ett, and her own admissions that de
fern ant was not the father of her child
and had had no intertourse wTith her, was
alst established, and the real father of
the? child was pretty clearly indicated by
the evidence. Iler motives for the charge
upca Mr. Postens were also satisfactorily
sliQ.vn, and the whole defence was indeed
triumphantly made out. "When the case
waj closed, the prosecution was virtually
abandoned by the counsel for the com
monwealth declining to speak to the Jury
and the Judge in his brief charge declared
if it were possible for a defendant to
vindicate himself, and utterly annihilate
and demolish tho testimony for the com
monwealth, ithadbeendone herethat tbe
coomonwealth were really left without
cvilcnce, and there was nothing left for
to do but to acquit the defend-
ey accordingly returned a verdiot
lot guilty and that the prosecutrix pay
the costs. Upon calling her for sentence,
as found she had fled to New Jersey
scape a prosecution for perjury.
Mr. Postens on the
reailt. It is due to him to
(ugh a small sum of money would have
co lpromised and smothered the charge
in the commencement, he spurned the
idii, preferring like an innocent and a
wi e man, to spend a much larger sum in
a ublic and judicial investigation.
liournment of the Legislature.
The Legislature adjourned sine die on
th) 10th ult., at 12 o'clock and if the
peSple throughout the Commonwealth,onc
anl all, did not offer up thanks-giving
anl prayer at the event, they most cer
tainly should have done so. The session
wis long extending over tho "hundred
days" and singularly unprofitable. The
Gineral Appropriation Bill disposes of
oer rive Million of Dollars it gives
$550,000 to continue the work on the
Xlrth Branch Canal, some 200,000 to
relay the new track on the Columbia Rail
rdid, appropriates an indefinite amount
(tq believe the sum is not known,) to the
Mrtage Rail-road, and makes provisions
fd: a Loan to cancel the dirty and dis
graceful relief Notes. The State Journa
says "an immense amount of private bus
iness was transacted; and altogether the
session was an expensive one to the peo
pb, whilst many members of "easy virtue"
went home with well-filled pockets. We
do not say that representatives were
"bought and sold," but it is certain that
ii some instances the wheels of Legisla
tion were well "greased." From the fa
cility with which Bank bills and other
(oulIess corporations" were run through
the House by the Locofocos, the inference
is that the "greasing" operation was
practiced to a considerable extent. Not
withstanding all their professions of hos
tility to the increase of Banking capital,
Locofoco Legislators can swallow a dozen
Bank Bills (if they are well greased )with
ojat so much as making a crooked face!
Great thing this Locofocoism!"
' From a tax list which has appeared in
lloston, it appears that some of the 'solid
men' are taxed for pretty high sums.
Hero are some of tho solidist:
Between 8300,000 and 400,000 : Ed
Mard Brooks 334,000, Peter C. Brooks
317,000, Charles R. Codman 311,500,
Henry Codman 364,300, John L. Gard
ner 351,400, John C. Gray 352,200,
benjamin Humphrey 352,000, Amos
Lawrence 303,000, Charles II. Mills and
others (executors) 340,000, William Mi
not (guardian) 309,500, Peter Parker
69,000, George Parkman's heirs 335,
000, Wm. Rollins (executor) 330,000,
John Simons 333,000, John W. Trull
325,000, Moses Williams 333,000.
Between $400,000 and 500,000: Sam
uel Appleton 8490,500, William Apple
ton 444,800, Jas. M. Beebe, Morgan &
Co. 400,000, Josiah Bradlee & Co. 400,
000, Augustus Hemmenway 410,000, Ab
bott Lawrence (trustee) 400,000, Wil
liam Shimmin (trustee) 430,000, Samuel
Sanford 424,900, George C. Shattuck,
400,000, Thomas B. Wales 410,000.
Between 500,000, and 600,000; Na
than Appleton 587,000, John Wells 544,
000: Upward of 000,000: Thomas Wiggles
worth 661,500, Jonathan Phillips 705,
900, John D. Williams' heirs 749,500,
David Sears 842,000, Robert G. Shaw
940,800, Abbott Lawrence 1,092,000.
fc$Eggs are selling at six cents a dozen
in St. Louis.
00" Another brick for the Bloomer temple.
A Miss Putnam has opened a barber shop
in oaicm, mass, -
Latest from California
terrible msasetr at sea.
By the arrival of tbe steamer Star of
the West, at New-xork, wo have news
from San Prancisco to the 1st of April.
By this arrival, we have the distressing
intelligence of the destruction on her way
from Panama to San Prancisco, of the
steamer Independence by shipwreck and
fire, with the loss of from one hundred
and forty to two hundred lives. It seems
that the vessel was lost on the 16th of
February, having run ashore on the
shoals off Margaretta Island, where she
took fire and was burned to the water s
edge. Pive hundred passengers were on
board, all of whom leaped into the water
and tried to swim ashore, of whom at least
one hundred and forty, and probably
more were lost. Margaretta Island is
upon the coast of Lower California, and
After striking, the Independence back
ed off; but finding eight feet of water in
the bold, Capt. Sampson ordered the pi
lot to run her on the beach at a spot three
hundred yards from the shore. There
the shin took fire, from the intense heat
of the furnaces, the flames spreading rap
idly and creating the most frightful con
stern ation among the passengers. A ve
ry heavy surf was running, and all
the boats of the steamer were swamped
in trying to make the first trip ashore.
To add to the horrors of the scene, the
fire reached the powder magazine, which
exploded with terrible force shattering
the steamer's stern to pieces, and scatter
tering the fragments in every direction
Many of the passengers were blown into
the sea, and others jumped in, and were
immediately carried out to sea by the
strong current that was sweeping from
the shore. Those who succeeded in
reaching the shore were unable to render
much assistance to those struggling in tbe
water, and were obliged for the most part
to remain passive spectators of immense
numbers of men, women and children
perishing by fire and in the sea.
The ship finally swung around broad
side to the beach, when her coal also took
fire and she was totally destroyed. .
At one moment not less than thirty
corpses and bodies of the dying were in
the edge of the surf, some of them dives
ted of clothing. Out of a party of eigh
teen Jews who were on board, sixteen
perished from the weight of coin, it was
supposed, which they attempted to bring
with them through the waves.
9 As the swimmers approached the shore,
planks were thrown out to them, and
those that had. regained a little strength
waded out into the surf to lend a helping
hand to their comrades; many, as they
came in, fell exhausted upon the sand,
where they lay motionless for half an
hour, completely prostrated with exces
They remained on the island three
days and two nights during which time
they suffered much from lack of water;
several water casks floated ashore, but the
liquid they they contained was found so
impregnated with salt as to be useless.
On Thursday they obtained a barrel of
molasses another of vinegar; "bhey mixed
the two; and it answered the purposes of
quenching their thirst. Afterward they
managed to dril a hole into a rock with
spikes, which furnished a scant supply of
brackish water, which they sucked thro'
quills. Eight miles inland some more
water was discovered, and several went
thither in search of it. The island is bar
ren and destitute of all vegetation, ex
cept a species of prickly pear; several co
yotes were seen, but no other signs of life
About fifty of the passengers carried
one of the ship's boats, weighing about a
ton, across the island on their shoulders,
and launched her in Marguerita bay.
They also carried across a small cannon,
procured from the wreck, and a little
powder, which by chance was brought a
shore; there was sufficient to fire the piece
twice, whereby they attracted the atten
tion of those on board the whaleships,who
were lying some twelve miles off. The
captains of those vessels immediately dis
patch boats ashore with provisions and
water. The shipwrecked party were ta
ken off in the boats and distributed a
mong the different vessels, aboard which
they remained fifteen days; tho Meteor
was then chartered, and all went aboard
excepting some twenty, including several
ladies, who preferred to proceed in anoth
er ship to the Sandwich Islands.
Many acts of individual courage wore
performed, many that probably will nev
er come to light. One gentleman, after
reaching tho shore uninjured, swam out
again to the wreck and brought off a
child; he had no family on board noth
ing to tempt him to return to a danger
once passed, except the noble desire to
preserve human life. Another threw bis
three children overboard and followed
after them they were all drowned. It
is supposed that three or four perished in
the flames or wct suffocated by the
Many of the ladies were saved by the
buoyancy" of heir inflated clothing,which
enabled thorn to float upon the water.
The following act of devotion and its
unfortunate result is aad to relate: A Mr.
Taylor swam to the shore with bis ohild
upon his back, and placed the infant in
safety upon the bank; then, through the
masses of wreck, through floating spars
and struggling swimmers, be made his
way back to where he bad left his wife
clinging, in the water, to the rudder post;
he bore her also to the beach, but she had
been so much bruised by being repeated
ly dashed against the ship's bottom by
the heavy waves, tbat she did not sur
vive to bless ber husband for bis devotion;
she died on board tbe Meteor. Mr. Saun
ders and four others floated three miles
out to sea upon a hen-ooop; they were
picked up by Captain Sampson, who went
to their relief in a boat. The water w3
chilling cold, and they were completely
exhausted and benumbed with clinging
beneath its surface for several hours, to
their frail raft.
Mr. Tarr, of Sacramento, lost his life
in attempting to save a. son of Mr. Wat
son; they came ashore together both
. . n
Ono of tbe firemen. L non nam a
we did notlearn, brought onsli5retwochii.,
i . t it . .
dren whoso parents were pom drowned.
An nib firfireman brought a Demiiful hmr
shore to bis mother wbo bad juslen wash
ed to the beach; her husband asd two chil
dren were drowned, anpesiipRg3ei thfe.
cima nau snareu uie sauiu iawjtne meet
ing mav be imagined.
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Among the persons lost as Senor
Larco, a Chilean gentleman of wealth
and standing in Valparaiso Finding
himself driven into the waxes by tho
flames, he turned to a few wlw wrf a-
bout him, and offered S50,000o any per-
son wno wouiu uaaiat mm 10 bhtj nis me,
but in such a moment none coM think
of the offer. Seeing that bisUnd was
near, Senor Larco said "Farewfill It is
only once?" and plunged in the Water.
He was quickly drowned. 1
Among tue luuiuems ol me aay alter
tbe wreck, a child was born on thebeach,
and is now healthy and thriring; the
mother was carried across the ichtintains
in a hammock, and even walkedlptirt of
the way to tne Doa, iuany oi tne pas
sengers, especially among the females,,
suffered much froin want of clothing.
Tho dead were buried near the -wre?k.
Holes were dug in the sand with bjards
and each corpse received a separate grave.
The number known to have perisled is
140, and as the graves number G0,lhero
were, of course, 80 who were drowied or
burned,and whoso bodies were notfecov
ored. Not Easily Overcrowd
A miller at Cape Elizabeth, ilaine, a
few days since, saw two crows ight upon
tbe mill pond. One got firm rooting up
on a cake of ice, but tbe othe. less judi
cious in the selection of hislaiding placer
pitched into some pulpy snow from which
he found it impossible toexricate him
self. Crow No. 1 immediately came to
the rescue, and tried to pusi him out of
the sorape. Finding, bowverr that this
was impossible, he stopped cocking his
head one side in apparent knowing de
liberation, then chatted br a moment
with bis unfortunate com.ade, and flew
off. The miller thought li would watch
the denouoment. In abat ten minutes
crow No. 1 returned with two others.
These three put their heids together in
consultation, flew round ueir imprisoned
brother and examined hit condition, and
theD by a joint effort rai-ed him up and
stood him upon the ice. This being ac
complished, they rubbel against him tc
warm him, brushed the frozen inow from
his wings, and finally all deprated togeth
er the saved crow being in the centre
of tho others, as though it wa's still neces
sary to watch oyer his welfa7e.
Arthur Spring's J)jjath Warrant.
The death warrant of Arthur Spring
was received by High Sheriff Allen yes
terday morning. The date fixed in the
warrant for his esecution-, h Friday, the
10th cf June next. Tbe Sheriff, accomp
anied by his Solicitor, Isaac Hazelhurstr
read tio warrent of execution to the pris
oner jesterday afternoon at the County
Prison He again denied his participa
tion ir'the murder of Mr3. Lynch & Mrs
Shaw. Daily News.
JSST A real hunter is Wat Eckman.
He lives in Kentucky, and has followed!
hunting for a livelihood since 1831r with
in whicb.period he lias killed any number
of deer, 38 bears, 1 wolves, 3,847 coons,.
990 fox(S, 761 will geese, 2,040 pheas
ants, 44 jground h)gs, 80 wild cats, 14
pole cal, 209 minks, besides squirrel,,
quail, aifl othei small game beyond bis
power tc calculate. The sum he has real
ized fronjiis gaire, skins, &c, falls but
little sbcrt of twelve thousand dollars.
Willicn Russell of Deerfield, Mass.,.
wbo diet 'on the 10th ult., at the advan
ced age if 92 years, had his coffin mado
years ag and stored it in bis house and
would ouasionally lie dovn in it to see
how it filed him. He had a metalic sar
cophagus prepared to receive his coffined
remains, md left instructions to have his'
funeral srivate, and all the attendants
upon theoccasion wero invited as formal
ly as thejjwould have been to a wedding,
or a parr
jgy T.a State Gazette says that there
is a Morton Church, in the tide of suc
cessful opration, located at Tom's Riverr .
New Jersy, The edifice is about 40 by
30 feet, aid' tbe society numbers about
30 person5. They have preaching twice
on the Salbath, by a Captain of a schoon-
Thejbave preachers from Salt Lake J
who strenwusly contend for polygamy.j
and all the ether peculiarities of tbe Church. 1
Twenty ol persons were recently sent
from this cliarch to Salt Lake. What ia
the most reaarkablc about the matter is
the fact that several wealthy and influen
tial citizens f the county are members of
this church, and are devout believers in
We learn from Philadelphia that
Arthur Spring, the wretched criminal,
still persists in declaring his innocence of
the murder of which he has been convic
ted, and dogdly asserts that his son is
the guilty par'y. He lets no opportunity
escape of anathematising young Arthur
and Mr. Brync, and declares his determi
nation to dio without relenting towards
either ,of them. Spring is in tolerable
health, and has a good appetite. The
priest who visits the condemned makes
but a short stay in his cell. It is not
probable that the heart of the guilty man
will be much softened before the time of
The London Times states the extraor- i
dinary fact that ninety-five out of every !
hundred letters sent fr,om the United
States to Ireland,, contain remittances
money to pay tba passages ot relatives tf
The providence Journal says of w
suppose that, oneway and another, a map
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