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The Republican.
J. CASKEYy Editor.
THURSDAY,::::::::: APRIL ie,186S
Waktbd. We want two copies of So. 3 of
the Holme Cbvxt Republican, to complete our
files, for Thick we will give 10 cents eat h.
jtS'Why is Governor Geary., like old
carpets' al hotisleaning" time
- Because he was on the fence and got
well beaten out.
-' J3T The latest news from CriTifornia,1ri-"
.dicatea that the gold yield is uniform, but
the financial troubles arc Tery great, " The
Slate Treasurer has defaulted to a large
amount. . t.
. JE3T Immigration is setting strongly to-
"ward Nebraska Territory, and the emi
grants already settled return gratifying ac
counts of their progress. ' '
JK3Out readers will do well do well to
beware of $5 bills on the Union Bank of
New London, Conn. They are well execu
ted, and calculated to deceive.
Virginia. The Virginia ultra press is
very severe in its comments upon the pro
ject now. before the Legislature of New
York for the settlement cf Virginia lands
by Northern Companies.
The substance of a verdict of a re
cent coroner's jury, on a man who died in
state of inebriation, was, "Death by bang
'ing round a rum-shop.?. That has been
the death of many a man. ' '
Bachelors Lookixg Up. President
Buchanan seems to have a penchant for
bachelors. .' The new Collector and the new
Surveyor of the pottof New York are both,
like himself, confirmed bachelors, and both
men of wealth. - " -
7'.' 1ST The Boston Journal states that
the Rev. Mr." Kalloch, who was the late
.defendant in the trial foe the crime of ad
ultery, "has concluded, from the sense of
i t i i . ....
uuiy wmcn nas an overhearing weight in
Lis own mind, to abandon the field of the
ministry, and to commence the study of
law." . . - ,.
Mrs. Emerson, a Northern lady,
has stirred up the people of Sumter, S. C.
She announced a public lecture, but was
stopped while speaking,, and her baggage
was afterward searched.- It is said that
abolition documents were found. The ed
itor of the Carolina Times proposes that
the lady be tarred and featherd.
tW The oH friends and customers of
Mr. John E. Koch, will rejoice to learn
that he has resumed the Mercantile busi
ness at the old corner, in Millersburg His
stock is all new and of the best quality.-
See advertisement in another column.
Attention . is also directed to the adver
tisement of Mrs. Work. -" -
. Next week Casket & Ingles, will be on
hands with their advertisement.
"Gov. Geary has left Washington
for his home in Pennsylvania. Before he
left, Mr. Buchanan desired his address, as
there might be some future occasion for his
services.' It-is understood that Geary's in
tention, after a brief residence in Westmore-
jnna county, is to revisit Washington, ile
says now that he would have accepted a
re-appointment as Governor of .Kansas,
had it been offered to him with the same
absolute powers with which it is proposed
to clothe Mr. Walker.
' ? J"The Democrats of Warren county,
in Pennsylvania, drovo off their former ed
itor, because be was inclined to favor the
freedom of Kansas, and he is now publish
ing a Republican paper in Newark, Ohio.
His successor was one John Dailey, who,
because Warren was a strong Republican
county, was disposed to temper with mild
ness the pro-slavery of the Buchanan plat
form ; but he has, in turn, been driven off,
and he charges the Democratic leaders of
that county with having tried to bribe him
to endorse their ultra pro-slavery policy.
About China. China continues to oc
cupy the atleution of the administration.
Since it has been known in .Washington
that, the British Government has appointed
Lord Elgin as ministsr plenipotentiary to
China, our government has determined to
send one thither at an early day, but 'ow
ing to the great distance of China, and the
time that will necessarily-bo involved in
receiving and transmitting official commu
nications, the administration is solicitous in
selecting' a minister in whom the .utmost
confidence can be placed, and who will be
governed by the wise discretion, considering
the general . interests involved, including
our increasing commerce in that part of
the world.
Washington City. The news of the
week is chiefly political and official in its
character, mixed np with rumors and flying
reports very untrustworthy and unsatisfac
tory. The President is beset by hundreds
of applicants for place, and his health,
which has not been robust since the affair
at the National Hotel, has in a measure
succumbed beneath the trials to which he
is exposed. The only important appoint
ment yei made is that of Mr.- Walker, as
Governor of Kansas.1 The question of the
dismissal of Brigham Young from the Gov
ernorship of Utah,' is .understood to have
been seriously discussed. Brigham,- how
ever, declares that he. will never resign his
office, and that any attempt to oust him
wDl be met by determined resistance. The
affair of that region are fast becoming
.
School Commissioner's Circular.
We have received a circular
Stale School Commissioner, in whicb Jie
gives notice of his intentiou to spend most
of the u'm April 8 to July 20 in traveling
and lecturing throughout the Slate. In
regard to the counties to bo risked, and the
times, it is, however, so indefinite that its
publication would convey no information.
He says,for instance: "During that time
I hope Id' visit. the eastern and southern
portions of the State, .including the eoun
ties of Ashtabula, Lake, Geauga, Cuvahc
ga," fcc These are the northermost coun
liesTn" Ohio," and whether lie designs to
say that he will Visit 'tLese in addition to
the eastern and southern portions of the
State, or whether he regards them eastern
aiu&- southern counties, we have no means
o-;rei;rm:nmg. But to" make if more
definite Le adds': "home of these counties
I may be obliged to pass by in my tour,
aud others not here named, I doubtless
shall visit."
t3TOa Southern countrymen, who are
now drumming up emigrants for Kansas,
had better direct that emigration to Mis
rouri, for the latter seems to be, by the
St. Louis Emancipation vote, a little more
in need than Kansas. The tign of that
St. Louis vote is one of the most signifi
cant of the dar, and means more than
"Dred Scott," or "Bleeding Kansas," or
anything else that Lis been got up, or that
has come up.
We see by the St. Iiouis Democrat,
the emancipation organ that the princi
pie upon which this great emancipation vote
has been won in St.' Louis, was an appeal
to the free white foreign Irish, German and
French labor of that great city against the
slave negroes, with whom, in labor, thev
come into competition upon the quays of
St. Louis, and elsewhere in the city. The
very same issue is impending, and may be
made at any day, in Richmond and Nor
folk, and Portsmouth, ( Va.) ; Charleston,
S. C; Mobile, and New Orleans, in the
latter city very effectually. It is the prin
ciple of free white labor in the streets and
workshops, against the competition of slave
labor, which is hired out by the master
from its natural and appropriate place the
fields, to the cities. .
Connecticut Election. The
electii
returns from Connecticut are
scattering.
owing to the storm, which has also dimin
Lshed the vote. The opinion is that the so
called Union State ticket has been success
ful. The Union candidates for the Legis
lature are probably elected. To Congress,
Mr. Clarke, in the Hartford District, and
Mr. Dean, in the New London District
both Union are elected. The Fairfield
District is doubtful, nothing having been
heard from the Litchfield part of it, but it
is supposed Mr. Arnold, administration, is
elected. , Of the three Senators in this
county, the Union party have probably
elected Peters in the Sixth District, and
the administration part' English in the
Fourth District, and perhaps Spencer, in
the Fifth District.
I Love Rum.
A young man fell dead in the streets, in
New York, on Thursday last, who for years
had been an inveterate drinker. His name
was.: George B. Smith. Tho Tribune
says: '
He belonged to a respectable familv in
Massachusetts, but owing tpau unfortunate
love affair, was' compelled to leave his na
tive village. On his right arm he had tat
tooed his name and a figure of two, hearts
pierced by a dart. On his left arm, the
words, "I love. Mum, in large letters, were
tattooed. - He died of epilepsy, produced
Dy intemperance. ;
fl love Ruin" is tattooed upon the faces
of many in the streets of every city and
town, but there are few of those carrying
that sign, w ho ever read those words on
their own faces, yet see it plainly on a com
rade's visage. And yei, if ever language
was engraved with a pen . of iron, these
wretched words, "I love Rum are written
by the penof an inward fire upon the fea
tures of every one of Rum's victims.
Is there any hope of Justice from
Walker?
One or two papers, nominally Republi
can, have endeavored to create the belief
that Robt, J. Walker will deal justly with
the Free Slate men of Kansas; but the
great mass of Republican journals think
otherwise. . We quote, below, from two pa
pers whose opinion in tho premises is en
titled to the greatest weight the Nation
al Era and the Philadelphia North Amer
ican. '-.! h.'.. ..-; : - .
.The Era says: ' -
i: ?A new Governor has been appointed, a
Southern man, and with him a Southern
Secretary of State, in pluco of Woodson,
the present incumbent. N either Robert J.
Walker, however, nor Frederick P. Stanton,
tho gentlemen appointed, is classed among
the headlong ultraists cf their party, and
we are not disposed to pre-judge their of
ficial conduct. Yet it is safe to say that
Gov. AValker's administration will necessa
rily operate unjustly nguinst tho Free
State cause. However honorable may be
his purposes, his hands are 'tied, and he
will be compelled, as Geary himself would
be, to sanction the proceedings of the Bor
der Ruffian Legislature, and so far as he
can, to carry out an act which will impose
on an unwilling people- a Constitution ab
horrent to their opinions, and which they
can have, no hand in framing."
The North American, a prudent and
cautious print, is no less explicit: -
"So far as wo can now see, tho election
under the last law passed by the bogus leg
islature will be held with the sanction of
the U. S. authorities, will be a fraudulent
affair from beginning to-end, will bo entire
ly managed so as to return none but pro
slavery men, and a State Constitution le
galizing slavery, will be formed.' No pro
vision has been made for submitting such a
document to tho popular vote, but if there
had been, it would not amount to much, as
the game fraudulent lists of voters used for
the election of members of the Convention
would serve the purpose of excluding all
votes against it," -." ' " ", ' " '
From the St. Louis News, April 8.
The Original Dred Scott a Resident
of St. Louis—Sketch of
His History.
The distinguished colored individual who
has made such a noise in ' the world in the
case of Scott against Sanford, and who has
beeome so tangled up with the Missouri
Compromise and other great subjects
Dred Scott is a resident, not a citizen, of
St Louis. He is well known to many of
our citizens, and may- frequently be seen
passing along Third street. He is an old
inhabitant, having come to this city thirty
rears ago.
" Dred Scott was born in Virginia, where
he belonged to Captain Peter Blow, the
father of Henry C- Blow and Taylor Blow
of this city. He. was brought by lus master
to Su Louis about thirty years ago, and in
the course of time became the property of
Dr. Emerson, a surgeon in the army, whom
he accomaiiied on that trip to Rock Is
land and Fort Snelling, on the .ground of
which he based his claim to freedom. The
wife of Dr. Emerson was formerly Miss
Sanford, and is now Mrs. Chaffee, wife of
the Hon. Mr. Chaffee of Massachusetts.
lie has been married twice, his first wife,
by whom he had no children, having been
sold from hiin. He has had four children
by his preseut wife two boys, both dead,
and two girls, both living. Dred was at
Corpus Christi at tho breaking out of the
Mixican war, as the servant of Captain
Baiubridge, whom he speaks of as a "good
man."
On his return from Mexico, he applied
to his mistress, Mrs. Emerson, then living
near St, Louis, for the purchase of himself
and family, offering to pay part of the mo
ney down, and give an eminent citizen of
St, Louis, an officer in the army, as securi
ty for the payment of the remainder. His
mistress refused his proposition, and Dred
being informed that lie was entitled to his
freedom by the opera.tiou of the laws regu
lating the North West Territory, forthwith
brought suit for it. The suit was couimenc
.ed about ten vears ago, and has cost Died
500 in cash, besides labor to a nearly equal
amount. It has given him a '-heap o
trouble," he says, and if he had known that
'it was gwino to last so long," he would
not have brought it. The suit was defend
ed by Mr. Johu Sanford, as executor of Dr.
Emerson's will.
Dred does not appear at all discouraged
by the issue of the celebrated case, although
it dooms hiin to Slavery. Ho talks about
the- affair with the ease of a veteran liti
gant, though not exactly in technical lan
guage, and is hugely tickled at tho idea of
finding himself a personage of shch impor
tance. . He does not take on airs, however,
but laughs heartily when talking of ''de
fuss dey make 'dar in Washington 'bout do
ole nigger."
He is about fifty-five years old, we should
think, though he due3 not know his own
age. . He is of unmixed African blood, and
as black as a piece of charcoal. For two
, , , , .
or three years past Le has been running at
large, no one exercising ownership over him,
or putting any restraint upon his move
ments. If he were disposed to make the
attempt, he could gaiu his freedom at a
much less cost than even one-tenth of the
expense of the famous suit. He declares
that he will stick to. his mistress as long as
he lives. His daughters, Eliza and Lucy,
less conseientions about the matter, took
advantage of the absence of restraint on
their movements, a year or two since, to
disappear, and their whereabouts remain a
mystery.
Dred though illiterate, is hot ignorant.
He has traveled considerable, and has im
prove his stock of strong common sense by
much information picked up in his joumey
ings. He is anxious to know who owns
him, being ignorant whether he is the prop
erty of Miss Chaffee or Mr. Sanford, though,
we presume, there is no doubt that the for
mer is his real legal owner. He seems tired
of running about, with no one to look af
ter Lim, whilo at the samo time ha is
slave. He says, grinningly, that he could
make thousands of dollars, it allowed, by
traveling over the country aud telling who
he is.
Down on Geary.
The administration papers are beginning
to pitch into Gov. Geary, as an inslance of
which read tho tollowing from the Wash
ington Star of the 7th: .
"w)V. ueary, according to tho newspa
pers, is engaged al the ryortb in relailmg to
the letter writers of the Abolition press
his budget of slanders upon the people of
Kansas, who would not or could not see
the propriety of throwing overboard those
who had proved themselves worthy, aud
uniting upon him as one of their candidates
for the United States Senate from Kansas
when admitted into the Union as a Stale.
In Chicago, according to one of his corres
pondential amanuences, ho went a few in
ches further than in Washington, and
abused the administration as roundly as.
while here, he contented himself with abu
sing those whose offense was demurring to
his plans of personal advancement, and to
his efforts to ''palliate the murder of poor
young' Sherrod, and to screen his imme
diate coterie tho aiders and abettors as
well as principals in tho perpetration of
that cowardly and heartless act. .
"He evidently aims to become a second
Reeder in the estimation of abolitionism ;
the "original Jacobs" have died out politi
cally, like tho dirty snuff of a dip candle.
His, (Reeder's light is no more seen in the
newspapers,) while even the offensive odor
of his career in Kansas generated in the
nostrils of an honest people who are not
crazed on the slavery miestion,- is well
uigli entirely forgotten. Geary is to be
their next grand agitator; and not being
endowed, like his distinguished predecessor
with a gitt ot gnb, he essays to make his
desired abolition capital through the pens
of writers for the Free Soil press, rather
thau upon the stump. That he is in the
current year to be bubbled iuto a here-
though he did run away from Kansas on
the first occasion wherein tho stuff ho is
made of was tested is already apparent,
Our impression is that ho is destined to
nake even a poorer hero thau Keeuer was.
That he will never become more than a
five days' not a nine dnvs wonder.
"By the by. ho tells the truth iu assert
ing thai' the admiuistral ion rejected his ad
vice with reference to Kansas affairs.
That's evident in tho selections so recently
made of new federal ollicers for the Territo
ry, every man of whom is a Democrat of
the righl stamp; entertaining no sympathy
with abolitionism, and evidently ni.ii.ised to
all of Geary's schemes for his personal po
litical advancement."
$ Every morning Mrs. Cunning
ham's little boys are seen with a basket as
heavy as they can lift, containing artiel..
prepared by their sisters, going to the
tombs to lighten the heart and cheer the
spirits of their mother, . - , . . ; . - -4
of
as
of
Confession and Sentence of
Ward.
Return J, .-If. Ward, conv.'cted of mur
dering his wife. Las been sentenced to be
hung on tho 12tli of June next at Toledo.
Previous to receiving his sentence, Ward
made a confession, which we copy from the
Toledo Cmmercial. It 'is supposed that
the confession was made with a view of in
fluencing the Court to make his crime
man-slaughter. As has been seen, the at
tempt was futile. """1"
CONFESSION.
On Tuesday evening, February Ud, Mrs
Ward and myself had some words, during
which Mrs. Ward struck me on the head
with a fluid lamp, also on the right side of
the nose," causing the samo to bleol freely.
I begged her not to strike me, took the
lamp away from her and went to bed.
We arose between 6 and 7 o'clock on Wed
nesday morning. I spoke to her about the
blow she had struck me, showing her where
she had struck me on the evening previous,
also the blood on the bolster aud tick.
She said she wished I had bled to death,
aud picking up a stick of hickory wood,
she attempted to strike me. I". warded
off tho blow, which fell on my right
thumb, lameing it severely. ' The stick fell
from her hand, and, as shestoojied to pick
it up I seized a flat-iron, aud in the heat of
passion struck her on the rii;ht side of
the head ,upon and under the ear, driv
ing the ear-rings into the flesh, tone fell
to the floor, exclaiming, Oh! Ward, you
have killed me" I dropped the flat-iron and
ran to her, she was lying on her side ; I turn
cd her over on her back, aud placed a petti
coat under her head, supposing she was on
ly stunned. I used all my power to re
store her, but in half an hour she died, hav
ing only spoken once, "0, my Nellie,"
meaning, as I suppose, her little girl.
After she was dead, I wrapped her head
in a petticoat and drew the body under the
bed, to conceal it in caso anybody shonM
come in. About half past 8 o'clock, Win.
Nathan, a mulatto boy, came to the door
with some milk ; came into the shop, took
the milk from him and ho left. I then
went to Liba Allen's grocery ; bought a
pound of sugar; told him I was going away.
I then went to the house, and after a short
time commenced cutting tip tho body. I
tore the clothes open from the throat down.
I then took a small pocket knife and open
ed the body, took out tho bowels first, and
then put them in the stove, upon the
wood ; they being filled with air would
make a noise in exploding; sol took my
kuife and pricked holes through them to
prevent the noise; then took out the liver
and tho heart and put thein in the stove ;
found it very difficult to burn them; had
to take the poker and frequently stir them
before they could be destroyed ; found the
lungs very much decayed. I then took
the blood remaining in the cavity of the
body, by placing a copper kettle close to
the same and scooping it out with my
hands. I then dipped portions of her clo
thing in the same, and burnt it together,
fearing if I put the- blood iu the stove
alone, it might be discovered.
I then made an incision through tho
flesh, along down each side, broke off the
ribs aud took out the breast bone, aud
throwing it into a large boiler, unjointed
the arms at the shoulders, doubled them
up and placed them iu the boiler; then
severed the remaining portions of the body,
by placing a stick of wood under the back,
and breaking the back bone over the same,
cutting away the flesh and ligament with
a knife. Then tried to sever the head from
the body ; it proving inaffectual, I put the
whole upper portion of the body into the
boiler. Then took a large can ing knife
and severed the lower portion of the body,
unjointed the legs at the knee and again at
the hip joint; cut the thighs open and
look out the bones and burnt them up
thev burned very rapidly.
On Thursday night I commenced burn
ing tho body, by placing tho upper and
back portions ot the same together, with
the head m the stove. On t ndav morn
ing, finding it had not been consumed, I
built a large fire by placing wood around
and under it and in a short time it was
wholly consumed, except some small por
tions of the larger bones and of the skull.
The remaining portions of the body were
kept iu the boiler and in tubs, under the
bed, covered up with a . corded petticoat
and were there at the time the first search
was made on Saturday, by Constable Cur
tis. Hearing on Saturday evening the cit
izens were not satisfied with the search
made by Mr. Curtis, I proceeded on Sun
day morning to destroy tho remainder of
the body, by burning the same in the stove,
cutting the fleshy parts of the thighs in
small strips, the more readily to disjwse of
them.
On Monday morning I took up the ash
es iu a keg, sifting out the larger pieces of
uone wuu my uauas, placing the same m
my over coat pockets, which I scattered
iu the fields, at different times. Also took
the major portion of the trunk nails, to
gether with the hinges, r.nd scattered them
in different . places. I- then burned her
trunk and every vistage of her clothing, dis
posing of small portions at a time, to pre
vent their creating too much smoke.
It
Catastrophe.
About a quarter past ten. o'clock last
night the new boiler of the Sentinel office,
which had just been put up, and was be
ing tried for the first time, exploded. Tho
engineer and one or two others were stand
ing by at the moment ; several hands were
in the job rooms, and two or three in tho
press room. The explosion dashed several
of tho men from the boiler room into tho
press room, blew the boiler and a portion
of the chimney through the intervening
wall, torced out the greater part of the
east wall of the wing, and let the floor of
the two upiier stories down, with all the
types and material in them, making a
scene of ruin and confusion unparalleled in
our experience. ' Tho noise of the explo
sion was a deep, dull roar, and shook the
buildings for squares around. When wo
reached the'sccue of the disaster wo found
the press room, and the ground floor, a
mass of broken presses, laths, joists and
plaster, full of steam mid smoke.
Tho wall that had not yet boon blown
down was forced a foot or two out of the
perpendicular, tho floors all crushed into a
mass at tho bottom, with a portion of tho
boiler underneath, and worst of all the body
a man crushed and blackened under the
boiler. After a great deal of effort the
heavy iron mass was removed, and a boy
named George Homan, taken out horribly
crushed and quite dead. Mr. Randall, the
foreman of the news room, was badly hurt,
was a boy named Fred Mudbarger, also
Frank Schuyler, Jacob Lex, and a son of
Mr. Doughty, one of the proprietors.' Nono
these were dangerously hurt, Indian
apolis Journal. .'; ' : ' J
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Persecution of Mr. Van Meter.
Our readers will remember that the Rev,
Mr-Van Meter, who had been so instru
mental in finding homes for the friendless,
was complained of in Illinois and hned by
the Court in the suui of 100, on a charge
of bringing paupers into that State. The
caso is appealed and another trial will be
had. It k due to this self-sacrificing man
that the people shold be properly informed,
as the char-re that Rev. Mr. Van Meter
brings out paupers is not true ; that is,
they arc- not paupers which would become
a town charge, aud hence not paupers in
the legal sense of the word. The Chil
dren's Aid Society, for whom these children
have been taken West, is an institution
regularly organized and entirely responsi
bio, and 'not only able but willing to take
back any child wbich will not pay its own
way. . .
The prosecution agaiust the'Rcv. gentle
man was malicious, and was instituted for
reveuge on the part of a man who had re
ceived one of these children, second hand,
and from whose caro it was taken by Mr.
Van Meter because the man was not a fit
guardian for any child. The child not be
beco.cc a town charge, but a false bill was
trumped up. and presented to the Poor
Master, after Mr. Van Meters arrest, lh
Justice of the Peace held, that because the
children were paupers in New York they
were so in Illinois. A re-hearing before a
more intelligent tribunal will no doubt cor
rect the blunders of tho inferior Court be
fore which Van M. was arraigned. In his
appeal for aid, Mr. Van Meter concludes
thus:
We do not intend to wrong or violate
any lair, but what ought wo to do in cases
like the following ?
A beautiful little Yankee girl, sixteen
months old has just been given to us. A
bright littlo German boy "eight years old
was brought yesterday by his brother, an
orphan. To-day, two unusually handsome
intelligent littlo American boys, five and
seven years old, were given to us. ' They
are for adoption. If good men in Illinois
send to us for them will it be wrong to
send them! Shall I risk the $100 fine,
for taking "paupers" into the State, or shall
I leave them to live in the Five Points, or
go to the Almshouse? What answer do
you give, Mr, Editor Reader! So far as
I am concerned, I have but one answer to
make "When a poor, homeless, friendless
child comes to us for sympathy and protec
tion, ami a Kind nouse is ottered to it m
Illinois, or any other place, may God do
so to me and my children, and much more,
tf I do not send it.
Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's Jour
ney to Italy. A Rome correspondent
writes : "Mrs- Ueecher Stowe, thecelebra-
ted authoress of Uncle Toms Cabin, is at
present in Rome, after a somewhat disas
trous journey both by land sea. Mrs. Stowe
left Marseilles on the 14th inst., by the
Calabrese steainer, and followed the coast
ing route by Gcnoua and Leghorn without
mishap until Tuesday evening, when about
11 o'clock, between Leghorn and Civita
Vecchia, most of the passengers having re
tired to their berths, a violent concussion
gave intimation of something having gone
amiss. The steamer had came info colli
sion with a coasting vessel ; tho captain
and the second officer were both below, and
the accident would have been far more se
rious had not a British naval othcer, a pas
senger on board the Calabrese, perceived,
from the deck, the dangerous vicinty of the
other vessel, and instantly gave the signal
to stop tho steamer, which direction was
fortunately followed by the engineer. ' As
soon ns the collision took place, the cap
tain and his officers rushed upon deck, fol
lowed by the affrighted passengers, in va
rious stages of toilet boats were hoisted
out to ascertain the amount of damage in-
fl.cted upon the smaller vessel, which not
appearing to be very serious, the steamer
continued her voyage after half an hour's
delay. One of the paddle-wheels, however,
had been so much injured as to give way
entirely soon after, and Calabrese only
reached Civita Vecchia in a very crippled
condition, at noon the following day, in
stead of early in the morning. ! Mrs. Stowe
was not more fortunate by land, for or.e of
the wheels of the carriage in which she was
proceeding to Rome came off in the neigh
borhood of Palo, and tho efforts of the
driver to substitute a linchpin were for a
long time singularly unsuccessful; nor was
his untimate contrivance at all a durable
one, tor tfie ottending wheel came on a sec
ond time in the streets of Rome, tho car
riage was upset, and the travelers rescued
from the wreck were obliged to sit upon
their luggage in the middle of the street
until the shattered vehicle was hauled oft'
and conveyances procurred to take them to
their respective lodgings. Mrs. Stowe pro
poses remaining a few weeks in Rome, pre
ous to visiting Naples."
3T Gen. Cass", the Eastern papers iu-
form us, is sick, and confined to his bed.
The probability is that ho will soon retire
from his place. The correspoudent of the
Philadelphia North American writes: .
Ihe conviction is very decided hero that
Gen. Cass will not remain long in the De
partment of State, and it is shared by men
who have access to tuc best information.-
has always been manifest to those who
bestowed any attention upon diplo
matic affairs, that neither ago, his habits,
thought, nor his training, fitted him for
this responsible and laborious, btation. In
the Senate, ho was accustomed to take his
case; now ho is compelled to labor, wheth
equal to the toil or not Tho constant
requirements of new and complicated issues
must bo met, and with all. tho good dis
position winch Gen. Cass. may, bring to
their investigation, ho lacks tho plu-sieal
stamina to answer these unceasing demands.
council upon the public policy ho has
fulfilled the expectations of his col
leagues, who, at a distance, were accus
tomed to regard him as among tho wisest
most sagacious of living statesmen.
These and other deficiencies have made
their impression, and tended to confirm the
belief that a vacancy in tho. Premiership
must happen at no distant day. Upon
enteriug office Gen. Cass said ho should
hold it for tho term, aud the idea gain
currency that the President and himself
not much disagree iu regard to tho du
ration of tho tenure.
S3T There was a bad accident on tho
Wabash Valley Road yesterday morning
Wabash, caused by the breaking of
axle. Eight cars wore more or less bro
ken up, and ouo poor follow lost his life.
was .tho son of Alexander Smith, a
young man about . 17 years old. Toledo
Madti. . , .
5?" An Albany editor thinks his pro-
in that city would have been carried
by tho late flood had it not been for
heavy mortgages on it. "
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Extraordinary Strength.
i do iroy limes of the 6th recounts a
singular trial of strength, which took place
in that city between James Madisiori, "the
cast iron man," and Professor CarL the
"strongest jnan in America.. The chal
lenge for a trial of strength sent by Carl,
having been accepted, a large assembly wit
nessed the performance :
Previous to the trial, Prtf. Carl gave an
exhibition of magic and ventriloquism, per
formed his celebrated guitar and drum so
los, balanced sixteen chairs upon his chin,
and performed other feats calling for an
exercise of strength, which must have weari
ed him somewhat. Mr. Madison then ap
peared held an anvil weighing two hun
dred'ahd fourteen pounds upon his breast,
while two men struck upon it with sledges,
an anvil upon each knee; broke a number
of stones with his fist ; bent a bar of iron
by striking it over his arm, aud held an an
vil weighing about, two hundred pounds
upon each aim, whilo men struck upon it
with sledges. , , . '.. ;
Prof. Carl then appeared, held the anvil
upon. his breast; bent the bar of iron al
most double upon his arm ; held tho anvils
upou his, arms, etc, for a longer period
thau Mr Madison hail done. . He then
took the largo flin. stones which had been
rejected by his rival, and hammered them
to pieces, signalizing his performance by
cracking in two a flag stone about large
enough to serve as a stepping-block for a
door. After this he held one of the heavy
anvils over his head for forty-ono seconds;
lifted a sixty pound upon his little finger
and swung it around his head, aud . held
two men on his hair while he whirled them
abont, top fashion, until their, feet struck
out at an angle of forty-five degrees. .
"Mr. Madison was then called out by
the audience, and requested to givh an ac
count of himself. He excused himself in
tho matter of the stones by saying that
his rival was in constant practice, while he
had not broken a stono for a year. Boing
urged. to swing the weight about his head,
ho declined to do it, on the score of inabil
ity ; and as Professor Carl .had not held
the anvils on his knees. In short, heavir
tually acknowledged himself a whipped
man." , . ' , . .
The Spiritual Hand.
"Come, Let me clutch thee."
Mr. Willis, a student of divinity in Har
vard University, has, for a year or two past,
been figuring as a fourth-proof spirilla!
medium in Cambridge, Boston, Salem, and
various other places in Massachusetts. His
reputation was so excellent as to induce
Professor Euslis, of the Lawrence Scien
tific School, and other gentlemen connect
ed with the University, to attend one of his
private circles iu Boston, last week.
Solemnly formed itself around tho table
the circle of converts, impressible ladies,
incredulous professors and medium Willis.
For a time everything went on successfully.
The table was moved, the raps were dis
tinctly given, and some remarkable dis
closures of fact and doctrine made. But a
few of the company were not quite f alis-
hed, and Mr. vVillis was anxious to aston
ish the learned professors with a higher
proof cf his prowess.
Ihe lights were extinguished and the
circle waited, "in solemn silence all." Pre
sently, Miss A., who is a bit of a convert
to the new faith, -was sure that a spiritual
hand had touched her; then Miss B. felt
the ghostly fingers. Slowly the spiritual
hand stole around the circle, until it reach
ed Professor Eusris,-'1' A touch had sufficed
the others, but he was anxious to make the
stranger's better acquaintance. With true
Yankee warmth he kept shaking it, grasp
ing tho-'shadowy llesb more and more tight
ly. 'The fingers struggled to free them
selves,- but the Professor held on till the
lights were lit, and he saw himself clutch
ing Mr. Willis' nuked foot. Miss A. went
into spiritual hysterics, and the circle broke
up in confusion. N. Y. Evening Post.
Mr. Willis has since been expelled from
the University.
European News.
The Niagara, at Halifax, brings dates
down to the 28th ulL , The news is inter
esting. All Englaud is up to tho - ears in
electioneering for the new Parliament ; and
so far, Palmerston as everybody expect
edcomes out ahead. The . entente eor
diale with Louis Napoleon, we see, has a
new manifestation, in the voluntary cession
to France of Bonaparte's Tomb at St. He
lena, along with Longwood, where the
Emperor lived. Things thus turn out cu
riously. St. Helena, which the Frenchmen
were used to mention but with a maledic
tion, or "perfidious Albion," is now come
to forgive a fresh link in the chain that
holds the two nations in common friend
ship together. :
We have an important rumor (if true)
lrom China, via. Calcutta, that the lm
peror condemns the proceedings of the
Governor of Canton, and is inclined
ed to make peace with the English.
There has been a battle in Persia. the
British coming of as they were sure to
do, victorious.
Indian Massacre.
A private letter from Fort Dodge, Iowa,
dated March 23d," gives an account of a
horriblo massacre by Indians near the head
waters of tho Des Moines river. A settle
ment consisting of about twenty families
were shot and clubbed. Only two houses
were visited, and fourteen bodies found in
and near the two dwellings. It is suppos
ed tne wnoio settlement shared the same
melancholy fate, or were dragged into cap
tivity. A meeting 'of the citizens of Fort
Dodge was called upon the receipt of the
news, and ono hundred men were expect
ed to march next day to take vengeance
upon the Indians and reclaim captives, if
any. If the above be correct, there is a
necessity for government troops in that
quarter.
Exemplary ' Damages. Miss Eunice
C. Hall has obtained a verdict of 5000
against George W. Came, a wealthy brewer
Detroit, for breach of promise' of mar
riage. The Detroit A dvertiser gives the
following particulars of tho case:
About the 18th of August, 1850, miss
camo from her residence at the 'East,
this city, on a visit to her sister, the
wife of Vincent J. Scott Esq. At Sus
pension Bridgo she was--met in the cars
M . Carne, who introduced himself and
accompanied her to Detroit. He was in
vited by the family of Mr. Scott to call
their house while the lady remained,
which he did, Mr. Scott testifies, almost eve
other day, in the afternoon or erenin
- . . ...
Sunday evenings invariably. Ho attend
church with herr and escorted her to
concerts, and on several occasions rode out
with her. These attentions continued from
August to the beginning of November
last call being about November 2d.
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Indian Massacre. The Massacre of White Settlers
Indian Massacre. The Massacre of White Settlers at Spirit Lake.
In -confirmation of the inteliigence pub
lished yesterday, in reference to the massa
cre of white settlers at Spirit Lak we have
received the following letter from reliable
gentleman at Man ka to: St. Paul Ltmo
crat. . . v . '
MANKATO, March 22, '57.
According to the report of Mr. Markham,
of Spirit Lake, in this Territory, a shock
ing affaif took place there on the 9th "of
this mouth. Spirit Lake is about fifteen
miles from Springfield, on the Des Moines
River, in a south westerly course, and near
the Iowa line. Mr. Markham had been to
the Des Moines River to see after his oxen,
which were there feeding upon rushes, and
in going home got bewildered and hungry,
and started for the nearest house. Upon
reaching it be found the door and windows
broken out, and on the .inside upon the
floor lay the body of an old lady.
A short distance from the Louse, npon
the snow, he found a boy abont twelve years
of age, who was also df ad. A short dis
tance from the body of the boy he found
that of a girl, partially devoured by the:
dogs. He says that he visited four other
houses where families had been living, but
no person was there; everything in the
house was thrown over the floors. Be
started for the next house, expecting to
stay all night, but found several Indian
tents pitched before the door, and the
house filled with Indians. He, being. fa
tigued, crept into a snow bank, and laid
until morning, when he started for the set
tlement at Springfield.
They, finding that he was in earnest
about his story, and swearing to its correct
ness, immediately dispatched two inen for
Fort Ridgely, who succeeded in raising fif
ty soldiers to come to their assistance.
The men are in this place this evening, and
will siart for Des Mcines River 'in the
morning. The soldiers will camp for the
night at South Bend. We have heard In
dian stories before, but we are inclined, from
the source, to believe this to be true. .,
As Outlet or Lake Ontario. Mr.
H. Skeel, of South Butler, N. Y, sends
the Triubne a very curious and interesting
statement. Premising the account of his
"discovery" with the generally supposition
that the surface level of Lake Ontario was,
ages ago, several hundred feet highier than
its waters submerged many miles of the
country round, and which is now covered
with cities and vilages, -he says: : "'
"I have discovered the other outlet cf
this Lake when it occupied its ancient Ter
ritory and before the River St. Lawrence
had a being. 1 have proofs incontroverti
ble on this point, and by them are convinced
beyond a doubt, of the truth of what I
have stated, this ancient outlet emptied
the waters of Lake Ontario into the valley
of the Mohawk, at or near the locality of
Rome, Oneida county, thence into the val
ley of the Hudson, and from there into the
Atlantiel This discovery is the result of
actual observations made at tho point of
egreas from the ancient lake while I was
located as pastor of a church in Northern
New York"
' $30,000 Prize Drawn by a Slave.
Yesterday, in Louisville, a .negro man, the
property of I. R. Greene, a lawyer, drew
lho capital prize in the Kentucky State
Lottery 130,000. He had, however, sold
half the ticket to a young man of the came
of Edward Thomas, a lottery-ticket vender,
and of course receives but half the prize
The master,' on learning the luck of his
slave, waived all claims to the "property,
bat advised him to bay himself,, his wife
and two children. The darkey took him
at his word, and paid 8600. for himself,
and placed the money for "his family in
the hands' of another person, to await the
price affixed by two arbitrators, chosen for
that purpose. Cin. Gaz.
.gSTThe case of Mr. Willis, of South
Carolina, who came to this city to manu
mit his children by a slave mother, and
died on our wharf, leaving a will giving ail
his property to those children, and ap
pointing John Jolh'ffe, Fsqn his executor, is
well remembered. The will was contested,
on the ground of alleged insanity of the tes
tator, and in the "Barnwell District, S. C,
was in October last, pronounced invalid.
It was carried np to the Court of Appeals,
and letters were yesterday received in this
city, stating that on Friday of last week, a
jury, (of South Carolinians of course) had
returned a verdict that the will was vauu.
Cin. Commercial. '
Personating Akotheb Paety ix Mar
riage. It is generally assumed that Eck
el might very easily have been iuduced
to personate Dr. Burdell in the marriage
with Mrs. Cunningliam. Perhaps so
but he mu-t have been very ignorant cf
the law, which declares that "every person
who shall falsely represent or personate an
other, and in such assumed character' shall
marry another, shall, upon conviction, be
punished by imprisonment in a State Prison
for a term not exceeding ten years." If
he is guilty, remarks tho New York Times,
the testimony of Mrs. C. and of her daugh
ters would be available agaiust him.
JSrTbe Pennsylvania admits that Jo
seph J. Lewis, one of the republican candi
dates for- supreme Judge, is "a lawyer. of
soniu considerable talent f but it ol
jects to "Lini on th& ground that be is "a
renegade democrat ;" that is, his sense of
justice was so profound he ccuJd not sub-
mit to the demands of tho Slaveocracy.
We like him all the better for that. .
Honesdale Democrat.
While several nee-rocs belonirins'
to Dr. Selby were engaged iu clearing up
au old field, situated in tho upper portion
of Liberty Countv, Mo- thev killed, on
about four acres of the field, twenty-one
rattle suakes and one moccasin snake !
Some of the first mentioned wero of large
size. J. his story is vouched for as true.
X3T The National Intelluncer says of
the death of Mr. Harris, late Representa
tive from Alabama:
The disease to wuicji Mr. Harris fell a
victim was, we learn, laryngitis, eonmlica-
tod with pneumonia, and his death, follow
ing in quick succession, that of the late
Preston S. Brooks and of the lata Mr. Dis
ney, adds still another and no less mourn
ful commentary to. the pathetic text of the
Holy Book, that "man being iu honor
abidcth not," . .
3TA lady of eccentric habits, was found
dead in her boose at Walworth lately. Hot
body was lying on three chairs. Under
her head was found a little dirty bag, con
taining 4 or 3 in gold, an 1 six 5 notes.
She was clothed in ragvheld together by
countless multitude of pins, though plenty
good clothes were found in theVuw,,"

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