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Sow la Tammany.
The New York Herald has become one ot
ihe regular organs of the Locofoco party, in
Kew York, in i. lute number iaa rich
article, headed by "Row ill Tammany Hall"
We copy enough t.f it to give an idea of the
moral that prevail In thai head quarter of
modern Democracy. We gie the conclus
ion of the scene. The committee had met
to make arrangements for the primary elec
tions for. Comruitlet-8, &, for the -ensuing fear.
scene. . fur aucii . wretche a
Captain -Ry riders and his gang of bullies rule
me party? XK' -. , r : ,. i
The main question was then called for, and
wis about to be put, when Mr. John S. Aus
tin, and one or two others, entered the
oorn and ottered th rents. , He was request
ed by the Chairman to retire, ns not being
member. He refused to do so, and took
a seat. The chairman thtn deputed Mr. Mc
Jntyre, of die Fifteenth ward, nrid Mr. Leon
ard, of the Second ward lo go to the stution
bouse to obtain a police force to protect the
committee, there being at this time a trem
endous force outside, shouting and endeavor
ing to come in. Mr. Barr then requested
Xlr. Austin to leave. He agreed to do so,
tut a signal cry being given at the instant,
the door was burst in, and a torrent ot men
with their hats off and their sleeves tucked
tip, and well primed with diink rushed for
ward, some of them flinging pepper boxes,
tumblers, and some chairs, and whatever
"roissilles phrenzy could supply, at the ob
noxious heads of the Hunker section of the
committee, while others used their fists vigor
ously. The scene was frightful The lights
were extinguished, and the yells made night
liideoos. The committee was broken up, and
the members were compelled to fly by various
avenues, through which they were pursued
by their assailants, Mr. Schell was struck
by a chair, and his scalp was cut open from
the top of the head down to the' temple.
The injury was ery severe. The wound-was
atitched and dressed by Dr. Hilton, and Mr.
Scheli is ever since confined to the house.'
We have heard that in the confusion and the!
darkness some member of the Barnburner
teetioa received knorks intended for others.
. There was also considerable skirmisuing'out-
The majority of the committee repaired to1
the A 8 tor House for satety and for a rendez
vous, and they agreed informally to call a
meeting at Tammany Hal! on Wednesday
next, when the call fur the primary elections
Will be acted upon. They also expressed
their determination to prosecute their assail
ants and all who aide d and abetted them, to
the utmost rigor of the law.
... Lock Napoieon. The following is a
pretty incident which would have a higher
flavor if it bad a background of antiquity or
greatness in the imperial personage to recom
- On the French Presidents message at
' Ecloae, a village on the road from Bourgonin
to Grenoble, a little girl five years of age
presented to him a crown of Sowers, saying
Very prettilly, accept Monsiegnuer : this crown ;
it is without thorns." Louis Napoleon, half
serious, half smiling raised the little child
into the caleche, ami placing her on his knee,
sai' : 'Do you suppose, my child, that your
crown is without thorns?' 'Yes, Prince,'
aid the child, there is not a single thorn in it-'
'Poor thing,'.. rejoined the Prince, .'you will
find out some day that every crown has its
J thorns, even a crown of roses.' He then kiss
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" One of the largest and probably most plea
aant family gatherings in Maine, too place in
the Village f Hampden, at the home of Ben
jamin Sweet, on Thanksgiving Day, when 46
persons sat duwn to dinner. There were pre
sent the faXheir.aged 93 years all his sons
and daughters, seven of the former nnd six of
Ihe latter, twelve of whom are married, and
had their wive and husbands with them
15 grandchildren ond two great grand chil
dren. '. A clergy and his wife nnd another
neighbor completed the list They all fotm
. ed about the old hearth stone, and received
the man's bbssing. The cradle in which the
.13 (the number of the Original States to the
confederacy) were all . rocked, was brought
forth, and the whole scene, was most impres
sive and joyous. ' .
5 -Sasta Ahha. This remarkable man is
again about to turn up in Mexico. His life has
been one of great vicissitudes, and, a thou
sand years from now, will be regarded as bor
dering on the fabulous. If he. can put any
vitality into Mexican affairs, we think the. offi
cers of that nation should give him a "pass"
into it as freely as Polk did,, during . the late
war. It ia admitted that it is on the very
point of dissolution, and an energetic mili
tary despotism alone can keep the breath of
national life in it Alas, what a melancholy
spectacle does that people present to the
.world. Ohio State Journal.
What is Life ? The following beautiful
description, in answer to this question, is from
Rev Mr. Mountford's Euthanasa:
"The present life is sleeping and waking;
it is 'good night' on going to bed, and 'good
morning on getting up; it is to wonder what
the day. will bring; it is sunshine and gloomi
ness; it is rain on the winbow, as one sits by
the fire ; it ia to walk in the garden, and see
the flowers open and hear the birds sing ; it
ia to have the Postman bring letters; it is to
have news from East West, North and South ;
it is to see pictures and hear music; it is to
lave Sundays; it is to pray with a family
morning and evening; it is to sit in the twi
light and meditate; it is to be well and some
times ill ; it is to have business to do, nnd to do
it; it is to have breakfast, dinner, and tea; it
is lo belong to town, and have neighbonyand
ji be one in a circle of aequaintancesj it is to
have friends to love one, it is to have sight of
dear, old faces; and, with some men, to be
kissed daily by the-same hiving lips for fifty
years; and is to know themselves thought of
in many places, by children and grand .chil
dren and many friends.
IT hat other Loeofoeos think.
Tne Statesman has disgraced hself by its
, attack upon the foreign policy .of Fillmore's ad
ministration. -X." 'be Washington correspon
' dent of the Baltimore Sun) is a Locofoco, and
jo his comer ts on the message he says:
, In regard to Cuba, Mr. Fillmore haa "un
. doubtedly the advantage over the filibusters
-and all other ''busters," who made ihem-
- selves premalurelv conspicuous by their pa
Mriutirtn." Our fotiiun relations have been in
nt.l.. loinds. and Mr. Fillmore makes a lair ex-!
: hil.h ..f ihem. '
cm Tlithe opinion wiHcnrair, impar.ie, m, n
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ill Hiia OAT Wilt -IWJLHIVMlWitr,- miu li ia - " 1 -
diet which all parties will reuder in after time,
Fourth Week of the Session.
But little progress has yet been made in
the business of the session. The past week
has been spent in discussing certain bills that
are before the Legislature for consideration.
A portion of the lime was consumed in dis
cussing whether the contract of J. W. Gray,
for folding and stiuhing bills, and doing cer
tain other pork, should be rescinded, or, as
Senators-said liqudated, "liqudated." This
has Dually been done, bray is released, and
, we presume a contract has been made with
the next lowest bidder. .
The resolution of Mr. Withrow a Demo
crat from Knox county, to expel Mahkm I.
Medary from his post as Chief Clerk for cause,
excited some interest This Med air takes
great responsibilities upon his shoulders.
For instance, at the last session, the House
passed a resolution affirming that the said
M anion had nn authority from them to con
tract for printing the House Journals, and re
quiring him to notify his brother Samuel that
the contract with the said Clerk, Mahlon, was
null and void, so far as it included the print
ing of the Journals. But, notwithstanding
this resolution of the House, Manlon continu
ed lo furnish the Journals to Samuel, who
continued to print them under the contract
which the House had declared unauthorized
and void. And Samuel has received his pv
for this work, in part, at least, from the Stale
treasury, and mil receive the balance of it.
So much for the last year's operations.
This year the printing of the House Jonrnal
has, under the constitution, been let to one
Keys, as the lowest bidder. In compliance
with the practice generally.and with last year's
practice specially, the printer called upon the
Clerk for a copy of the Journals, as they pro
gressed. But the Clerk refuses to deliver
tbem. For this and other acts of contumacy
nnd incompetency, Mr. Withrow introduced
a resolution to expel him from the Clerk's
desk. The resolution failed. 36 to 44. The
war has not ceased.
On Saturday, Senator Atkinson introduced,
what we inferred from the reading, to be a
Sub-Treasury Bill for Ohio. We shall have
something to say of it when we get a copy.
Alucn ot tne timeot the Legislature has
been spent in discussing resolutions to appoint
extra Clerks and Sergeats-at-Arms. There
is a desperate effort to force a few more fa
vorites upon the Treasury. We presume thev
will Succeed, as the hungry ones must be fed
fiom some source. The people will have
something to say on this subject next fall.
Some progress has been made in hills of
substantial importance our reports will ena
ble the readers of the Journal to trace these
things. The holydnys will soon be here, af
ter which there will be more rapid aotion.
The-session will last till spring, from present
indications. 0. S. Journal.
Farmers.Beware of Foreign Bank Xotes
A largo amount of foreign currency is be
ing brought into this region to be paid for
hogs and other products. It comes here on
the regular course of business, and, in the
absence of our home currency, it goes into
Much of this currency is from the east, and
is either so well known, or so secured by pub
lic slinks, as that it is received with confi
dence by our banking institutions.
But mark this efforts are being made
to foist into circulation nlon.r with what is
L.iod. th- notes of some Banks ..f doubtful
'character, or whose condition in unkuonn
here, and some of no character at all. For
instance, notes purporting lo be of banks (a
host of them) located in Washington city, and
which really have no existence, have been
brought here lately. That currency is wholly
The Banks of Columbus, we are informed,
do not receive the Holes of the Banks of oth
er States, unless such as are of well established
credit and yem-rally current, or of such as
are secured by public slot ks. They reject,
particularly, Wisctmxin, Michigan, Eie, Pa.,
and Bank of Miford, Delaware. The wes
tern are refused chiefly because of their dis
tance from home; the others because of the
iirnoranee of their condition, especially the
last "Mulord. Our advice lo farmers is.
to take nothing of doubtful character.
U. S. Journal.
In Mr. Winlhrop's address to Electoral
College of Massachusetts, he said that "her
electoral vove had been yiven twice to Georae
Washington; twice to John Adams; once to
Thomas Jefferson; once to Charles Cotes-
worth Pincknej, of South Carolina; once to
De Witt Clinton, of New York; once to Ruf-
us King; once to James Monroe; twice to
John Quincy Adams; twice to Henrv Clay;
once to Daniel Webstet ; ot.ee to William
Henry Harrison, of Ohio, and once lo Zacha
ry Taylor, of Louisiana."
French Ladies and Fiisnion
In the middle of the 18th century the ladies
all encased their bodies in whalebone, and in
flated their petticoats wilh hoops; but St
Pierre conceived his "Paul and Virninia,' and
straightway the ladies of Paris arrayed them
selves in white muslin gowns and wore straw
hats. At the commencement of Louis XIV's
reign the hair had been trained to stand erect,
and was stiffened then to stand alone with
powder and pomatum ; the coiffeurs had to
mount step ladders in order properly to dress
those tricopherous pyramids. But the young
Queen Antoinette was taken sick of a fever
and lost all her hair. The fact was no sooner
known than every lady, appeared with a flat
head. During the rage for liberty under the
Republic, the ladies dressed their heads after
the style of antique busts and adopted the
scant drapery of ancient statues.
The ext Slate Fair.
The State Board of Agriculture, at their
meeting on Thursday, unanimously deter
mined to hold the next State fair in the city
of Dayton. - This is all right Dayton hail
the best claims of any city in Ohio. Her rail
road connections are such that it is of easy
access from all parts of the State, and as it is
in the centre of the most rich and magnificent
agricultural region in the West, we have no
doubt the exhibition will be such as to do
honor to the noble Valley of the Miami, and
lo the Buckeye State. Let everybody begins
. i . - i-Mti i ..... l r. . I
to prepare sometnint; mue ueuer majr-ia
ever before seen, for the fourth State Kair.at
Dayton. O. S. Journal.
The Providence Journal says: "his said
that the reason why (Jen. Pierce did not vis
it Boston to participate in the Wehster ohse-
was Ins unwillingness lo trust nunseii
among the hiiiigry ant! claun.rvui ..ffiw seek
ers, nearly eierv one ot whom was 'among
the very fiisi to propose him I' r me Presid-n-
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H 1,...., 1. i. l l.u U...I.UI have hail till chance
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of an election."
.7. M. SI. MAI.V editor.
SATURDAY, DGCKMBER 23, 1852.
' I have sold my entire interest in the Free
man, and wish to migrate to the west It is
therefore necessary that all who owe ma for
the paper, job woi k or advertising, should at
once settle. I have some debts rhich I
will be compelled to settle before leaving, and
I must have my pay be(ore others can have
tlieiis. .Therefore friendsvwatk np to the cap
tain's office to settle and 'pay what thou owesu'
J. S. Folk i.
Dec. 23rd 18S2.
Agreeable to an old and time-honored
custom, it becomes necessary, when upon ta-
king the control of a newspaper, that the edi -
tor should explain his future position. When
doing this, in justice to himself and respect lo
the public, he cannot but cofess a questionable
competency in the honorable discharge of
this responsible trust In placing himself up
on the generosity and forbearance of an in
telligent and discerning community, he de
signs sparing no available means in making
his paper interesting, and worthy the public
patronage; hoping his endeavors may be fa
vorably appreciated in return.
In launching this our first bark upon the
great deep of political contention and public
sentiment, he expects, what he naturally
might, to meet with hardships and storms;
perhaps to be tossed upon its boisterous
surge. For this we are prepared; yet are
anxiously hoping for the best Happily, we
are less concerned about the rough or smooth
sea, than for the dictates of a correct reason;
less dependent upon the devised charts of
man, than upon the wisdom of Him, whose
counsel is stiength to the just; whose voice
stills nllke the turbulent wave and the tumult
of the poeple.
The Freeman will be devoted as formerly,
to politics, morals, select miscellany and gene
Politically, it shall be Whig; the journal
through which shall be disseminated Whig
views, believing them to be wholesome to the
increase and enlargement of our national re
sources; and, such as, if carried out, cannot !
but elevate the American people to that high
and intellectual condition for which all were
created. Principles for which Washington
fought ; the nsult of which gave rise to this
gloi'miis Republic the terror of superstitious
tyrants and ci umbling kingdoms; piin.-iples.
taught ere the sage hands of our fathers had I
planted the Tree of Lihcity on the shores of
the Ailantic, w liii h has i xw-niled its exube
rant branches to the fair west and sunny
south, and under whose protective pavillion,
we are composed and "none can make us
afraid." The hero's labors, from which
springs the sweet fragance of peace.
With slavery we shall spend but little time,
wishing to confine its discussion to the several
states more immediately concerned. We be
lieve, however, thai it is unconstitutional, and
that congress has a right to restrict its bounds,
but should not think it wise to liberate Ihe
colored populalion w ithout further preparatory
measures. To Liberia we would direct their
attention, not as a laud of exile or slavery,
but ns to an estate an inheritenee of free
dom. A field is here opened for tin m; an
honorable resort a retreat of wealth and re
nown. Though a party paper, the Freemin shall
he lil erallv conducted, paying a due deference
lo the opinions of others, believing they act
from honorable coin ictions. We say
'Lel Ihe Preps, wilh Trulli enlightened,
Nnhiy lend the pneulp'i mind,
Thai while public inniils ra ritrliietied.
Private names go uiMiinligneil."
We shall nevertheless boldly defend what
in our opinion is right, comoaltiiig error whei
evcr manifest; and, supporting whomsoever
we think most suitable and woilhy
the censure of ojr political friends.
Having passed into our hands, is again the
familiar. visitor of its friends. And although
lessened in size, it contains but an item
less of matter. Our reasons for cutting it finished off in fine style; and he has the oy it
down nre of more than sufficient wi ight to ters and fixies to match.
justify us. It will enable us to place it on
every family table, and within the ciicle of
every fireside in the county
We are aware
that the complaint has always been that farm-
ers and mechanics and the harder winking
classes of society were notable to take a
newspaper from their being too dear; this is
no longer an excuse. We are happy to say
to the public generally that they can now be
furnished with the Freeman at the low priceof.ber of small fry villages iir Llwfneighhorhiiod.
only one dollar in advance o mail subscribers;
to town subscribers one dollar and twenty
five cents. The reason of ibis is the extra ex
pense of carrying. '
Feeling by.no means sanguine of success,
yet we cannot but entertain a favorable hope,
for the progress ofou-SaVrlaking. The
Whigs of SajuttrslSycounty are ahle to sup
port a.-WWg Press very well. The Demo
jjrats nre by no means behind the times, many
having already honorably given us their
names with the promise of their support.
We hope there are many olhers w h- are .-idle
and willing to 'come and do likewise' Send
us your names.
Butler is now worth from ,16 to ,18
per pound; eggs, fiom ,12 tiijlo per dozen;
potatoes, fn m ,37 to ,50 per bushel, and other
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ve,aelaoeS III pi OJHM lion I" iieiinjui. wi-
fr U.e rail road and good prices for the
"n " r b V
i farmers produce!
We resneaifcWv' solicit business men and
extend to us a liberal
H job work patronage
Of Fremont i,-. "iibited nn active influ
ence on business generally. Daily we see the
streets of Freemont (crowded with country
teams ladened with, file formers produce;
mid within the few Weeks past a large num
ber of hogs have rjeen sold at prices varying
from $5,00 to 5,75er 100 lbs. The farm
er now sees the benefit of railroads; they
reap the profits.
Messrs. Caniield fe Mitchell have removed
their Hardware Store lo Shomoe & Sharp's
Brick Block opposite Roberts & MeLellan's
ioll"e Hna "n ""P' w,,ore at.
I o . , riv l i . .
. times De nappy lo wait upon their customers.
They have a general assortment of Hardware,
stoves and tools of every description. Read
advertisement in another column.
Will give a concert in Fremont, next Fri
day evening, December 24th. They need no
recommend; their reputation as vocalists has
long been established.
They number six, and are in better plight
for snging than when heie before, one of their
number at that time being ill. They will
hold forth at Social Hall. Turn out to heai
The celebrated American violinist, second
to none except Ole Bull, and to him, almost
an equal, gave a concert last Tuesday anil
Wednesday evening with good music and lots
Toledo, Norwalk & Cleveland R. R.
On Monday last, the first train of passen
ger cars passed over this road, from Toledo
to Alonroeville. where they connect wilh the
Sandusky and Mansfield road. A train will
now run daily between these placs, each way.
thus making a continuous railway from New
York to Chicago! The public and the "rest
of mankind" will therefore take notice that
hereafter all can go"ridingon a rail," at their
THE SPEXCEU FAMILY
lias given several very inter- sting concerts
at the court house lalelv, and also entertained
ihe M. E. congregation wilh 'specimens of
their pipes.' hist Sabbath.. They understand
,h,-ms,.v..s; aild .hinfc e rarely' find voices
more admirably blended. Wherever their
lot may be cast, we say to the poeple, the
Spencers are woi thy j our patronage. Hear
On the arrival of the first train of
passenger cars from Toledo, on Monday last,
the Fremont Ai ti'lery fired a few rounds from
the old Croghan gun, to express the satisfac
tion of our citizens at the final completion of
the road. A large number of citizens were
m the ground, and all looked as if they tho'l
t lie "oood time" had come, that has been so
iiixiouiv looked for.
David Rose, and (. laik. who escapeil from
the Fremont j lil s m ; two -k since, have
been arrested ; Hose near, and Clark in Zanes-
ill-. Rose has been brought back and
lodged in jail, unit Clark will be forthcoming
I in doe lime. Bet ins, the Irishman w ho es
caped at the same time, has not been caught.
We reer I lo learn thai Thomas Kes-ler,
who went lo Ca'iforni i last spring from this
place, lost Several thousand doll'irs in goods,
at the burning of Sacramento city. He had
been to the ci'y and ji.l cliase l i.imIs. intend-
ig take them away il.enext day, bui ihev
were burned with the city that night.
M. A Shrenk has just finished bis new
brick building, and has a splendid lot of Gro
ceries opened therein. His Otster Saloon is
A GREAT BALL!
We learn that our Tiffin city neighbors are
making great preparations for a New eai's
Eve ball in that place. They have a hall
J that will contain some two hundred couples,
iand they expect to have fully that many there,
Invitations have been extended to Sandusky
'city, Fremont nnd Kenton, besides tnH num-
Patterson of the S.lwwan House, does the
honors of the table.
This state has given a majority -of about
3,800 for Pierce and King. The Whigs
have a majority of one in the Senate, and the
Democrats about two to one in the House.
So we go.
Yesterday morning nhut 3 o'clock as the
iron Haiti of curs came into the depot nt this
ph.ee, two of the hands, working on the road,
(Irishmen,) who were setting on the side of
,aie of the cars with their legs hanging down.
came In contact with the cars on the side
track, culling off the legs of one an.l badly
injuring the other. The former died in a r..w
moments, the latter in three or four hours. .
Persons having anything to do with railroad
cars cannot be too careful.
Obstruction of S:inlukr Bay
A large number of our citizens assembled
at the court house on Tuesday evening last,
to take into consideration, measures to prevent
the obstruction of the Sandusky Bay by the
like fchore Hail Koad Company.' A pream
ble and resolutions were passed, expressing
u sense ot our poeple, and a sum of money
ufficitnt inscribed, to take the matter be
fore a proper tribunal fot decision, which will
be immediately donev We shall publish the
proceedings in our next."
y Our Carrier will be prepared with a
New Year's address, with which he will serve
you all. Prepare to bleed the dimes.
Horace Man says that Henry VIII, and
ins daughter lidizabeth, were as much alike
as possible and yet such is the inherent dif-
erence of the sexes, that they were after all
essentially dissimilar. "He was composed of
ten thousand bears, and she of ten thousand
Could pantaloons abolish that distinction?
Mr. XI. thinks not.
Spirit of the Ohio Press.
The Kenton Republican thus philosophizes
over an event that is very apt to happen to
to one party or the other, alter the election:
A cheat Polb Fallen! The "woodmen"
have not spared that Whiyr pole. It came
down on Wednesday, after a few stilt (I v blows
from the axmen kersltsh! Well, unlike
the principl-s it represented, it can never its
former place resume b'Jt not so the great
American vv hiij principles after a little while
they will again incorporate themselves into
the policy ol the Nation, and things will move
on according to "Gunter." Be of good cheer.
brethren: though now encompassed wilh
storms, and clouds, and daikness, the sun in
its dazzling splendor will again break out, and
your mourning shall give place to gladness.
It is said that the guano speculators are
about to present a cl im for over two milions
"fd'Jlars to Congress for losses they have
sustained in consequence of the advice of Mr.
Webster to Capt Jewell and others, that Peru
did not own the Lobos Islands, and that they
had a right to loail and carry off guano w ith
out obstruction. This seems lo be a slender
foundation for so large a claim. But in the
suapextire language of the Cincinnati Atlas
there is no knowing what plenty of brandy
smashes and hot supper may do.
California. By returns, it seems this state
has gone with the balance of them for Pierce
and King. That foolish brag, of the States
man, ahout 15,000 majorily is down to 5,000,
and will probably be lower when the returns
are all in.
The city of Sacramento is again in ruins by
fire. The destruction of property was truly
The late arrival brings two and a half mil
lion" of gold to N w York, and reports still
further and plentilul discoveries in California.
Bnltim'ire, Decemb r II.
The bi-iqi e A r; hi- Lix .ir ed h.sl eien
ing wilh Buenos Ayn s dales to October (5lh.
Urquisea had disbanded his forces and dis
claimed all intentions towards attacking Bue
nos Ay res. He says he will defend his pro
vince fiom any attack. In acircular to foreign
counsels, he notifies with him in all matlers
relating to foreign affairs, and announces his
intention, as dictator, lo install a sovereign
S?The following are the sixteenth and
seventeenth rules for young ladies at Harrods
burgh Ky., w hich bears the name of the
Greenville Institute. They certainly are
16. No pupil shall" eat slate-pencils, chalk,
soap-stone, fire, coals, unripe fruit, or anything
of i lie kind.
1 7. Pupils must, under all circumstances,
decline the attention of gallants either directly
or indirectly, through the medium of agents,
letters, or notes.
The Legislature of North Carolina does not
yet succeed in choosing a United States Sen
ator. The Whig candidate, Mr. Rayner, at
the U: halloi received 79 votes; Dobbins,
Louofocii, 73, and 7 scaltering. There is a
Laxifoco majority of two on joint ballot, but
they cannot agree among themselves.
O. S. Journaal,
Fkf.e Suffrage. '1 b
suil'iao- in N-u'iti Uaroliu
bil! creating free
was defeated by
c isiing vote of Itie Sp-iiker in the Senate.
lit? is. a L icotoci
ed the bill.
Tile Whig liouse had pass-
J3PThe late census shows the number of
horses in United Stales to be 4.250,000
an increase of half a million since 180. In
Ohio, ihere is one horse to every four persons,
and the increase has been equal lo ihe increase
of population. In New Yolk, Pennsylvania
and the New England St lies, the extension
of railroads has diminished the number of
jT The Cletelmd Forel City says that
the fare through from that plane lo Phil ulel
phi i is fixed ten dollars, and the lime is
iwenty-Jiir hours. Pass, ngers now start
fiuHl t h velaiid at 7 o'clock, p. in. and arrive
at Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington the
next evening! All right.
A Big One. A girl is n- being exhibit
ed in Charelston, w). represented lo be
only 18 year. "Id, wheighing 512 pounds,
m,.;iKiuiiig 2 feet 4 inches around the arm, 5
feet around the waist, and remarkably well
The election in Massachusetts on Monday
hist, settled the political complexion of the
deleyali if the State in the 33d Congress.
It will consist of nine Whigs, one Democrat,
and one Froesoiler. The election to fill lite
vacancies in the present Congress, resulted in
the choice of two Whigs and one Democrat,
thus making the delegation stand seven whigs
lo one democrat and two free soilers.
locomolive on the Northern Railway
a few days ago, going at full speed, stiuck
a man upon the track, knocked him between
the rails and the whole train passed over him.
Fortunately it broke no l oin s, hut the maii
iid, when begot up. It gave him a tremen
d""jnr, and he was afraid he should have
The following is the reported Public Debt
of the Union, and the several States composing
jt, on the 1st of January, 1950: "
FIKANCE8 OF THE GENERAL AND STATE GOV
- - ERHMENT; PUBLIC OKBTr- .
United Slates $64,223,328
. 15,900,000 ;
; 977.000 '
$275,480,670 1 '
Increased in 7 years $76,661,949
Since 1 850, the national debt has been
slightly reduced, and the debts of the states
not much increased in the aggregate, though
Virginia and perhaps one or two others have
added something to theirs. But instead of
state debts, we have an enormous increase of
county debts, railroad company bonds, city
water loans, &c, of w hich a very large pro-
portion has been sent abroad to pay for rail
road iron nnd goods, end sold at a considera
The amount of our foreign debt never in
creased so rapidly in any former period as it
has done during the present year; and the
bonds are now flooding to Kumpe by millions.
One of these days there will come an end to
this, but for the present money is easy and
cotton in brisk demand so who cares! 'Af
ter me the deluge.' N. Y. Tribune. .
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Abdcl-Ka dcrnndhii Harem
The Paris correspondent of the Cincinnati
Gazette thus writes:
It is difficult to tell which is causing the
greatest excitement in Paris just now the
new Empire or the gr at 'lion' of the day,
Abdel-K.ader. 1 he movements, sayings and
doings of this truly remarkable man have at
tracted more attention than any of the 'lions
of Paris has for many a day. He has been
petted, dtnnered and courted by all the great
men of Paris, including the President; and
he has been caressed, kissed and teased by all
the pretty and ugly women of distinction who
could gain access to his presence. Many
scenes of the most touching character have
occurred since his sojourn in Paris. The se
rene, pale countenance wh:ch he universally
wears, being attributed to his long confine
ment, has awakened the most profound sym
pathy of the French people; and this fact has
tended much lo increase the popularity of the
Emperor, whe se luck in this instance iu be
ing aff rded an opportunity lo redeem the
bioken faith of Louis Philippe to the ex-Emir
has been greatly to his advantage. This man
for ten years, resist, d successfully the oower
of the whole force which France could bring
against htm, with a determination and a var.
ety of resource scarcely equeled in the annajs
of the world, lie would never have been
subdued, but for the treachery of the govern
ment of .Morocco, which also turned against
him at a time when out. of gratitude, it should
have assisted him. With a large French ar
my advancing upon him from the shores of
the Mediteranean, the army of Morocco ad
vancing on the west, his ranks thinned by the
many hard battles which he had fought, and
dispirited by the threatening aspect of affairs;
he voluntarily placed himself under the hands
of the Duke d'Aumale, son of Louis Phillippe,
in 1847, trusting to the honor of the French,
who by this time he was induced to believe
would treat him honorably. The changes
which have since taken place in the French
government, have detained the illustrious
chieftain in captivity. His confinement, how
ever, has been rendered less nksome oy tne
kind attention to his wants which the govern
ment has uiiifoimely tendered him. He has
had with him at the Chateau d'Amboise, his
mother, his wife, his children, his harem,
several Arabian officers who froru personal
love for their chief induced ihem lo accom
pany him, and a suliicieucy of servants
amounting in all to seventy-lwo persons.
In his harem t the chateau, he has sixteen
eastern beauties, which he brought with him.
A distingueshed and well known Flench
I til y of this rily lately enjoyed the privelege
of a peep into ihe seraglio ol the Emir, under
peculiar ciicuins-tances. It se ms without
knowing it the iiluMious captive has turned
the heads of many distinguished ladies ol ro
montic id.-as. inhabitants of this lty of free
affectum, unit has been belabored with vor
oii. tied cards and wrenlcd billetdeaux, unlil
the number of this species of correspondence
amounted I.. Kill) per day. This lady, who
by the way, is possessed of many personal
charms, more bold than the rest, determined.
to carry he war directly and veritably into
Africa, so. procuring an outer oi auniissioii
from the War Department lo the Chateau,
l. net ont to altack in nroiuiH persona the
object of her ideal affections. She gained
admission to his African majesty, and in a
long coiivi isatioii be was to charmed with
her'nianneis that he iffeied her the strongest
nark of respect which is known in his coun-i,y-Uiat
of visiting his seraglio. This kind
offer of confidence by the Emir was duly ap
preciated by the lady, and was at once ac
cepted, i he lady lound tne sixteen wives ol
this son of the Prophet 1) ing scattered about
lazily and luxuriouslg on the carpet, enveloped
in large shaw ls or burnous, either sleeping or
ruminating, seeming scarcely to live or oreaine
for in the Harems of the East existenc is con
fined to that. They never roused themselves
or even turned towards the stranger. One
only among the number, and apparently the
youngest one, arose and coolly examined the
dress and particulary the rings of the lady,
and then, without littering a word, quietly
sealed herself again in the corner. This suite
of persons will accompany Abdel Kader to the
place poinied out by the Empeior as his fut
ure residence in Turkey'. He will remain in
France to witness the coronation of the Em
peior. The proposition to confer upon Gen. Scott
the office of Lieutenant General seems to be
almost universally acceptable lo the country.
Many of ihe most influential democratic pa
peis support it warmly. The Albany Atlaa
and Buffalo Cornier are the only prints that
seem distressed about it. Buffalo Com. '