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390 THE PERRYSBURG JOURNAL.
The Steamboats Burned.
New ORtEASVpetf. 6thXTen steamboats,
including the Charles Belcher, Natchez, Leah,
Ira, Mohegon, and Saxon, were, burned, yes
terday, so seriously as to be worthless. The.
steamer Sultana, with Madame Sontog on
board, was on fire, but the boat and lady
escaped. Five whites and 32 negroes per
ished. All freight on the boats was destroy
ed ; also a barge fully loaded with produce
was burned, with a large amount on the
levee. Loss estimated at nearly a million
William Kissane out on Bail.
Yesterday, Wm. Kissane was released
from jail, having entered into bail, with
George W. Shurrogar as security, in the
sum of ten thousand dollars. It would be
rery singular if the tables hould be turned,
and the 'prosecutors in the Kissane forgery
ease, and the Martha Washington case,
iind themselves on the other side of the bars.
It begins to look somewhat that way we
confess. The principal, prosecutors in the
former cose, Millard and Duffy, are in jail
for the perpetration of crime in the South,
and Sidney C. Burton the prime agent in the
latter case, under arrest for perjury. Cin.
Bedini off at Last.
The Pope's Nuncio left the United States
for Europe, yesterday morning.
Fearing some disturbance if the embarka
tion should be at the warf of the steamer,
Monsignor Bedini, attended by a committee
of Catholic clergymen, was received on board
the steamer Atlantic, at Clifton, Staten Is
land. The steamer Active left her wharf at
Whitehall, at 10 o'clock yesterday morning,
and proceeded to Clifton dock, where she lay
till the Atlantic came by, which was a few
minutes after 1 o'clock.
-:The steamer, when opposite the. landing,
stopped her engine, and Bedini was received
on board the Active, and thence conveyed
to. the- Atlantic.
As soon as he stepped on the deck of the
Tcssel, she fired a gun, the. engine was put
in motion and she stood out for sea.
As soon as the Nuncio was taken on
board the Atlantic, the Steamboat Active
proceeded to her dock at Wnitehall, where
she landed at 2 o'clock.
yhere was no excitement at the wharf of
th?, trainer at Canal street, nor at Clifton,
so eecietly was the whole affair managed.
IN. Y. Herald, 5th.
?7pii'Ni:w Piece of Mexico. A writer in
the Charleston Courier, who has just had an
interview. with Mr. Gadsden, states that the
terms of treaty recently concluded with
Mexico are substantially in accordance with
the outline heretofore published. For the
sum of $20,000,000, Mexico surrenders all
claim for indemnity under the 11th article
of the Treaty of Guadalupe, by which the
United States stipulated to restrain the In
dians within' our territory from committing
deprecations, within the Mexicans,' and also
oedes to us an immense tract of country,
embfatmg a part of Chihuahua and about a
tlipd of the Department of Ronora, where
are Taluable gold mines, and including also
iti' Messilla Valley. The whole territory
i-i-dedis 39,000,000 acres ; equal in extent
'oi-.tlie. State of New York, Connecticut,
Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. It ex
tends from the llio Grande to or near to the.
Gulf of California. The Peninsula of Cali
fornia, .icommonly called Lower . California,
i not included. The territory thus acquir
ed, affords an easy route for a railroad from
Tejius to the Pacific. It is proposed to form
if into a Territory, to be culled Arresonia.
-vThirty-three tons of silver arrived at Phil
aoMphia o;i Friday, 3d inst., from the New
(Meaufs mint, under the superintendence of
x-mifshal Kevser. J he specie was put in
solvit iron covered uoxes, ana u required no
le than six .cars to convey it from Pitts
bofgfo :fo Philadelphia. The i-aluc cf it was
orftftirlllioo of dollars. Two attempts were
jndf ,to. bura the steamboat containing it at
Capt. Cheighton. This worthy officer
will be so overloaded with presents and res
olutions of thankfulness from every section
of the country, that he will be scarcely able
to take them all home with him. Never
could he have anticipated, when laying by
the wreck of the San Francisco, that he
would in a short time be so distinguished a
man, that the conqueror of Lundy's Lane
and Cherubusco would seek to shake him
by the hand. He will go home to his wife,
if he have one, and display the greatest
number of trophies that ever resulted from
one voyage. And yet what has Captain
Creighton done that entitles him to so much
distinction and honor? lie did nothing
more, than his duty, and is doing ones duty
so rare an occurrence, that it chonid entitle
a man to immortality?
We honor , the tioble end daring sailor
who, disregarding his own life, would haz
ard it to save others ; and Capt. Creighton,
for the noble sentiment, " Be '-cheery, bovs ;
I'll lay by you till I sink!" deserves all hon
or and praise. In the midst, however, of
showering favors upon him, it may be well
to remember how we treat others who, by
their brave acts, e. re entitled to remembrance",
particularly when want, with his pinching
fingers, is fastened upon them. There are
now in this city nine of the Dartmour pris
oners who were taken during the last war
with England. These men are now old,
poor, and with many of them poverty is a
close companion. Some are said to be really
in want, yet naoua has a groat for them.
After defending their country, they are cast
off to die with the bitter reflection that they
sacrificed their health and hazarded their
life, for an ungratefel nation. N. Y. Day
Book. Important Decision of. the School Com
missioner! Bead,' Mark, ajjd Inwardly
Digest!! The Ohio State Democrat pub
lishes a reply of II. -IL Barney, the state
commissioner of common kchools, to a ques
tion proposed to him by a number of the
citizens of Brown county, whether, on New
Year's morning, scholars were legally author
ized to bar out the manter and resist the de
mand of the directors and teacher to let him
in without a treat cf two dollars worth of
refreshments. It seems that this mode of
proceedure on the part of the scholars has
been practiced from time immemorial ; and
on the last New Year's day, when the teach
er of a school in Brown county refused to
pay the sum, the boys were upheld in their
demand by many of their parents and some
of the magistrates of the county, and the
teacher was at length obliged to'ccmply.
Mr. Barney decided, that, in such cases' the
boys were, trespassers, and liable to the same
amount of damages os they would be at the
suit of a private citizen, whose dwelling they
should close against him with n view of ex
-, T mi i ... i
riHODE jsland. me time state fx
bravely. She has no division on the subject
cf liberty, as regards Nebraska.
The subject was brought up, both in the
senate and house of representatives, January
27th. Not a voice, was heard in favor of
Douglas's bill. Every democrat and every
whig, in both branches, united in denounc
ing it, and in declaring the Missouri compro
It is reported that the committee of dis
tribution of the San Francisco rescuer fund
in Philadelphia have determined to nwerd
to Captain Creighton, $2000, to Capt. Lowe,
of the bark Kilby and Captain S'oufier, of
the. Antarctic, $1000 each ; to Ciptain Pen
dleton, of the Lucy Thompson. 200 ; Cup
tain Mathews, f the steamer City of New-
York, $500, and a service of plate. ; to Lieu
tenant Murray, 000. Tin balance is dis
tributed among the officers end crew of the
three rescuing ships. The whole amount
collected was 810,000.
Look Out! Thompson's Bank Not Re
porter of the 1st inst., states that "5V al
tered from l's, on the Erie and Kalamazoo
I Rail Road Bank, Mich., have, made their
appearance, and are tolerably well executed.
Vignette, a Steamboat; Ships in the dis
tance ; an anchor on the lower left corner ;
Taylor on the right. JVdrJjin Watchtower.
The Nebraska Bill in the House.
A bill for the organization of the Territo
ries of Nebraska and Kansas being u copy
of the measure pending in the Senate wus
reported by a majorty of the Committee on
the Territories to die House, ami after a most
exciting discussion, was refer red to the Com
mittee of the Whole. During the debate
the utmost confusion prevailed; members
were on their feet and nil speaking at once
in different purls of the House ; the galleries
were crowded with eager spectators; nil
sorts of propositions and amendments were
mad e; and so difficult was it to maintain
or restore, decorum, that the Speaker was at
times obliged to declare a suspension of leg
ixlation. One gentleman avowed his inten
tion ot moving to substitute the Nebraska
bill of the lust session for this measure ; and
another, Mr. Dean, of this State gave no
tier; of an amendment so modifying the new
bill that nothing in it shall ly so const rui d
as establishing or legalizing slavery or invol
untary servitude in the territories named.
Mr. English made a minority report, which
was ordered to be printed. The only mate
rial difference between this and the majority
report, is with regard to the boundaries ol
the territories. Mr. E. thinks that the ter
ritory of Utah should not he cut in two
the Mormons being such a miserable class of
people that it would be an outrage upon
morality to fisteu any portion of them
through their land, on the inhabitants of
either Kansns or Nebraska. Two other
members of the special committee Messrs.
Farley and Taylor, (whigs) dissented from
both reports, but made none of their own.
N. Y. H?raM, 1st.
CowHiuiNO Extraordinary. Yesterday,
a Mrs. Bedgood assaulted with a cowhide,
Mr. Jerry Marks, ex-marshal of Newport,
at the Newport ferry binding of Capt. Air. i
About a dozen stunning blows were inflicted,
wracri the ex-otlicial received with t he
utmost gallantry. Such an unusual salute
from a lady, must have put his rsp?ct for
the softer sex to a severe test. lie may b
congratulated that he possessed the. powers
cf forbearance, and endeavored to " stand it
like a man." The cause of th'! difficulty has
not tranapircd. Cin. Com. lit.
A Love Letter. " Deer I send u bi the
buoy a buket of flowers They i-s like mi
luv for u. The nile shaid menes l-.epe dark.
The. dog fenil means I am ure slaiv.
Rosis roil run! posis pail
My luv for u shall neviir phrde."
One Opinion of Mr. Douglas at the
South. The N. (). Bulletin says :
" Wc.cf the South, do not owe Mr. Douglas
anything for incorporating the foregoing
clauses inhis bill. It can be of no contingent,
or remote, or possible advantage, to us. It is
more of a mockery than any tiling else. It
sounds as though we needed protection all
the time as if l!v; shield of some puissmt
warnior, like the Goliath of Illinois, for in
stance, must be continually extended over
us to prevent some big fellow from knock
ing us down. We don't believe we are quite
as bad off as t'.iat yet. And b"sid"S, we
fear that there is a creator desire in Mr.
Douglas to make a title political capital for!
inmscii, down South, than there in integrity
or good will, in Ins movement.
Coal is selling at. nil the yards at 15 rents
per bushel. The stock on lnnd is compara
tively light, and without a rise in the rher
soon, consumers must again pay from 2d to
30 cents. There, are 17 coal 'ow-boats on
j the Ohio, but all in the Pittsburgh trade are.
jlaid up for want of sufficient water to cross
I the bars this tide of that city. Cincinnati
Taxing the Am. Voltaire related to Mr.
Sherlock nn anecdote of swift. Lady Car
teret, wife of the Lord Lieutenant, said to
Swift, "The air of Ireland is very excellent
and healthy.'' "For goodness' sake, mad
time," said Swift, " don't say bo in England,
for, if you do, tlwy will certainly tux it."
Roll of Honor.
Receipts for Journal for past two weeks.
II. MandelI.Sl.50 ; John Fay. $1.50; Wal
ter Davidson, 81.50 ; Jarfte8vW, Ross, $1.50.
The Prince of' Canino, Charles' Lucien
Bonaparte, has sold nil his possessions m
Rome, and Itonciglions. to the banker Ale
sundro Torlonia, tor 450,000 and our, snwlL
The prince, who is well known as u man of
exalted political opinions, has stipulated in,
the contract that tin one scudi should indi
cate the value of his title as Prince de Cuni
no, which he now sells, together with Li.
The property where the Commercial Ho,
pital now stands, was purchased by th
township trustees from Jacob Hafleigh IS
years ago, for 3,001). It comprises abmii
tour acres, and is now worth 8'-'u() 000.
A l.irnier who lives about three miU r
our olhce, tells us that land is celling in hi
vicinity for i;50 an acre, which he. was ur
ged to buy two years ago at 812 an acre.
Eakthouaki:. An earthquake at Hurnbolt
Bay, up the coast soia ; distance lrom San
l'Vaneisco, occurred soni weeks since, which
was s ) great u to throw many of the inhab
itants irom their beds upon the floor ; l!ie
houses rolled and undulated lil... F!,jt,s
the water. M s.-rs. Rvnu cc Duffs wharf
sunk about four feet, and a s;.v mill b-elong-ing
to the same gentlemen was thrown m.
much out of iine as to damage the machine
ry, eau-iug an entire suspension of their
work. Th.: commotion onth: water wan
equally percepti!,',... The Sacramento. BS nhe
lay at anchor, rolled and pitch -d k- a ,.w
moments a.s heavily as if she had bjni struck
by a squ ill.
The old Spanish natives of California, who
so long have regarded the country as the. lo
cal horn ; of cat thquak-s, ollen 'shrug their
shoulders when they look at tin pil.-s of brick
and mortar in San Francisco, which the new
race have lately built. They are confident
of a big earthquake tumbl".
The late Judah Touio of New Orleans, the
millionaire was a bachelor. II lived alone
with a few attendants mid had a great aver
sion to the society of ladi-v. and as an illus
tration of this, the following anecdote was
told us a few days mho-, by a lady who
caused him so much tin 'a.-inesc. She" wus u
widow, in middle life, and at tin time re
sided in New Orleans, occupving one of Mr.
Touro's houses. Toe building was much in
want of repair an 1 messages had been re
peatedly sent to him, requesting the atten
tion of his agent to the. demand, but no agent
or reply came. At lnsd she sent word that
if h"r request a reasonable one wus noi
attended to she would call ;md si e Mr. Touto
hr,rs;-lf. Th': next morning every avenue i
the house was obstructed by workmen ar
pentevs, masons, painters and paperers and
the inmates knw not what to make, of this
sudden rush, uuti' informed by each muster
workman in tun., that he was sent by Mr.
Touro to make all repairs, that Mudainy di
A Wrr Discomfited. We rmvunlr
witnnssiug the complete discomfiture of n.
wit of no inferior order, by a message, polite
ly delivered ur. n supper party by a little
girl. " If you please, Mr. 15., ' in n nun a srjv.l
tier compliments, and would be. much'
obliged if you would 6tgi';i to bi funny." .
SPLKNDII) VARIETY OF VALKN
TLNKS. just received hv
Feb. II), G. Sc.L POWERS.
sv ha im rv.t.vcv:
The subscriber oflVrs t'r snlo tho loas wf
-'- it vh:i,e. lin resides, beautifully leic.d or
tin; river haul; in tha lower part of town. The houn
'n new, the iniv(!in"iits nice, and everything irt
cdinj'lefo order. A first rate bareain cany l? hod
bv applying m.tj. V. V. JKN'ISON.
"PerryVbur,!,', Fel. 1.,. TS.l. ttw3
A Ui jr-r.sons iiide.btnd to tlio-Into n)ereantiff! firwi
Ix. of Koss & Key, or to M. Kev.jr., nro rvs)it4
lu call at the count .injj-rooni of their latn utorc-heti!
and Huttlo by cash or due-bill, a the accounts of taid
concern niiir.t be cloned up immediately. It is hopud
that this notice will bu Bulticieiit to induce tm
prompt attention of nil interested, and prevent th
necessity of recourse to compulsory uettleincnu, '
M. KEY, Jr.
Pcrryiburg, Feb. 13, 1854. 40tf . . .: -