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Martha Washington Case.
Prisoners Remanded for Trial. The
Very Latest. On the morning of the 6th
inst. the Court was opened at Helena, and
the counsellor the defence presented a bill
of exceptions to the return of the Sheriff,
and the prisoners averred that the original
and amended return of Thompson (sheriff)
showed no cause or reason, why they should
he. longer held in custody or imprisonment
under said warrant, and asked to be dis
charged therefrom. The arguments of the
counsel occupied three days, and the decis
ion of the judge was deferred. Judge Ad
ams proposed to give his decision on Mon
day last, the 13th inst., at 12 o'clock.
Bv passengers in the. splendid steamer
P'ike. which arrived last evening from New
Orleans, we learu that on Monday last,
Judge Adams, before whom an application
was argued for the release of the parties,
uii'W a writ of habeas corpun, rendered his
decision in the case, refusing to grant the
application for discharge.
Tin Judge remarked incidentally, how
ever, in the course of his decision, that in
the main trial it would have to be proved by
the prosecution that the parties charged were
actually, and not by implication, within the
jurisdiction of the courts of Phillips county,
Arkansas, at ihe time the alleged crime was
committed. This will, of course, release
all the parlies arrested, except Cummings
and Holland, who were the only ones on the
boat at the time of her burning.
After the decision was rendered, an nppli
postponement of the trial for sixty days.
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cation was made lor an immediate trial, and
was ably argued on bolli sides, but, as we
learn by private telegraphic dispatch receiv-j
last night at It) o clock, resulted in the
For Nebraska. During the past three
days a larie number of persons have arrived
in this city from various quarters, on their
way to Nebraska Territory; and as but few
boats were in port for Missouri river, they
have been compelled to wait for boats to get
ready to start. So great is the rush for pas
sage, that although there are several boats in
port, their cabins are full, even before they
are advertised to leave. The Sonora drop-
lrom the docks, and before night every state
room had ben taken, and some twenty had
purchased tickets for a berth on the floor.
The Honduras, which arrived on Sunday,
nd was advertised to leave again on Thurs
day next, her regular day, has been induced
to go out this evening, two days in advance
of her time. The Sam Cloon, which starts
for Council Bluffs this afternoon, will be
full, if she is not full already. Those bound
for the new territory are going there to look
at the country, with an eye to making it
their future homes. St. Louis Rep.
church in Europe is at St.
was begun in 1771. and in
'went years, two thousand men had not
finished the walls. It is of polished marble,
both outside an in ; the pillars are of one
piece, fifty feet high, the base and capitals
of solid silver ; but the, greatest curiosity
of all is a wooden box constructed to cover
it from the weather.
Hon. L"wis D. Campbell, M. C, from
this State, is about to introduce a resolution
ordering the proper prosecuting officer to
institute suits for the recovery of outfits
paiil to foreign ministers who have never
gone on the missions to which they were
appointed. Look out citizen Sammedary.
Bayard Taylor invariably receives fifty
dollars for the delivery of his lectures, and
has already cleared 3,000 by them since his
A Novelty. The most extraordinary
operation we ever heard of, was performed
on Tuesday by a locomotive on the Balti
more an 1 Ohio railroad while coming through
the farm of David M'Mechen. A valuable
row belonging to him, that was expected
daily to hou n calf, was on the track, and
was torn limb from limb, the calf so sudden
ly brought into existence, being unhurt, and
(still alive and well. We doubt whether
there is a locomotive in the country can beat
tnat. l Wheeling limes.
New Hampshire Election.
Although the returns do not yet indicate
the exact result of the election in New
Hampshire, enough is known to make Mr.
Pierce feel that a "home thrust" has laid
him low in the midst of his neighbors and
To a sensitive man such u condemnation
must "crush out" all the joy, power and
place confer. His neighbors, his own
" familiar friends," compelled by stern inex
orable duty to lay aside all personal regard,
all State pride, all sympathy of neighbor
hood kindness, and marching to the ballot
box pronounce, him an unfaithful servant.
It matters not if it should by that the Loto
focos have carried the State, by a small ma
jority, tli2 rebuke is no less emphatic.
Mark, too, the cause. Treason to the North;
yes, Treason. No word of lighter shade can
convey the. idea ; Treason to humanity.
The ward in which Mr. Pierce lives, and
in which his friend Mr. Baker, the Guber
natorial candidate lives, gave a majority
of 70 against the administration. Concord,
entitled to ten representatives, elected eight
flat footed opponents, and two anti-Nebraska
Democrats. Thus was Mr. Pierce kicked
out of his own house, his own ward, his own
town. As the returns now stand, no Ne
braska Senator can ba sent to thj United
States Senate from New Hampshire.
It is said the Whigs and FreeSoilers have
gained 'Jl members of the Legislat ure since
last j ear. Newport Burke's town elects
two freesoil Whigs.
Dover elects every op-
position candidate, one of the number being
John F. Hale, and these towns have been
styled democratic Gibrallers. The loss on
the popular vote must be three thousand.
Remember too. that by authority lrom the
White House, Nebraska was not a test ques
tion in this election, and from hill to hill of
the Granite State was that question repudia
ted and the faithful urged to sustain their
favorite son. The cup is a bitter one. but
such iniquity must meet its just punishment,
and the hemlock of popular indignation must
hi quaffed by traitorous lips. Cleveland
Washington, March Hi. Mr. Phelps,
who claimed and has occupied the seat of
Senator from Vermont since the opening of
Congress, was ejected to-day, with one thou
sand dollars in his pocket. Hair-splitting
Badger could not go him, and Clayton's
sophistry could not save him.
There is no mistaking the fact that a strong
disposition exists in Congress to pursue ultra
measures toward Spain for the seizure of the
Black Warrior. A suspension of the neu
trality law seems to be the prominent fea
ture with a majority of members. Great
excitement was apparent in the House this
morning while the matter was under con
sideration. The Clerks in the Post Office have resigned
in consequence of low salaries.
The bill of the select committee of the
House, proposes two Pacific railroads and
telegraph lines. One commencing from the
Mississippi at a point not north of the 37th
parallel of north latitude, to San Francisco,
and the other from some point on the west
erly shore of Lake Superior, or Mississippi
river in Minnesota, to the Pacific.
Sinking of the Avery
ine onicers oi tins untorcunate ooat ar
rived liere on tin D-iKe, bunuay evening.
They state positively that the boat was
struck by a snag. The engineer, Mr. Guth
rie, was standing on the lower guard w hen
she struck, and says that his first impression
was that the whole side was knocked out
her. The carpenter jumped down into the
hold, to see what was the matter, and by
the time his feel had touched bottom, the
water was up to his waist. The snag struck
the larboard knuckle.
The officers state, that the Avery was not
heavily loaded, that her guards were mora
than a foot clear ci' the water. At the time
there was a sever wind up the river, and
the Glendale had stopped at Black Hawk
point, ou account of the waves, which,
as she wa3 deeply loaded, broke over her
guards. The Avery .vas at the time so high
out of the water, thnt the waves which stop
ped the Glendale did not wet her deck.
When the acciden! occurred, the Glendala
was within a hundred yards, and most of her
passengers and officers saw the whole affair.
Ihe loss of hie was awtul. Nineteen
firemen and deck hands, ten negroes and five
cabin passengers were known to have been
drowned, and God only knows the number
of poor steerage passengers who perished.
It is thought that perhaps fifty of them were
lost, making the total loss of life eighty-four !
But this estimate may vary twenty either
way from perfect accuracy. How many
persons were in ihe steerage is not known.
There was a large crowd of emigrants and
others who as usual, come upon the river at
this season, and but few were saved.
The mate who was lost, and others got
into the life boat which swampad in the
waves, but they clung to it and were run
down by th?. Sultana as she came to the res
cue, of the persons on the wreck. The mate
was killed by the wheel of the Sultana. One
man caught the wheel and was several times
carried round but finally saved.
Ths Duke brought up a few fragments of
ihe Avery's elegant furniture, some, broken
chairs, sofas, &t:., also th2 carpet which has
iad the luck to be. sunk twice.
We are happy to be informed that the
Rev. Mr. Benson is safe. It was announc
ed that h.3 was drowned. ICin. Com.
Two Boys rescued from the Camanche
Indians. Last summer Mrs. Jane Adeline
Wilson, and two boys, were made prisoners
by the Carnancho Indians. They were cap
tured near Phantom Hill post, in Texas.
The escape of Mrs. Wilson, after enduring
great hardships and sufferings, has been pub
lished : and a letter from Samuel 0. Humes
to the St. Louis Republican gives an ac
count of the rescue of the two boys. Mr.
Humes writes on the 11th of January, from
Fort Washita, in tie Choctaw nation.
" Ten days since, a boy about 12 years old,
calling himself George Washington Wilson,
was brought in near here, by Aaron Brown,
an intelligent, educated Chickasaw Indian,
who lives near this post. He had been out
with some Shawnees for the last four
months, trading for mules with Camanches.
They found this white boy with the Caman
ches, in a very destitute condition respect
ing clothing, having but few rags on his
person. Aaron Brown, with the character
istic nobleness of heart peculiar to his tribe
seeing the while boy in capiivity, and badly
used, proposed trading some goods tor him
A few days passed before the trade was con
eluded. After giving several hundred dol
lars worth of goods for the boy, the Caman
ches wanted to draw bargain, thinking they
could extort more, as they perceived Brown
manifested a desire to have the lad. A few
days since I heard from Fort Arbuckle, situ
ated G5 miles west of this post, that a white
boy had been brought in there by some
friendly Indians, who had bought him from
the Camanches lately, lhis bov proves to
be the brother-in-law of Mrs. Wilson, show
ing that all the captives are now safe.
Steps will be taken to restore them to their
The Yale College Riot.
The. Cincinnati Commercial says: Our
thanks are due a friend for the privilege af
forded us of copying the annexed extract
from a letter, written by a young gentleman
ot this city, now a student at a!e College
dated New Haven, Conn., Saturday evening
Marc h ISth :
' I was last night called out by the cry
'Yale, (our watchword in time of danger,
and found the students and firemen engaged
in a general fight. It seems that some of the
firemen had beaten one of the students very
severely, for a trivial offence, and a large
body of students went to demand satisfac
tion, but were overpowered by the firemen
and driven to the College, pelted with brick
bats and stones. The firemen attempted
gain admittance into the College buildings
by breaking down the doors and windows
and the fight then became general. The
students barricaded the 'doors, and fought
like tigers, with clubs, muskets, pistols and
knives. One of the. firemen was slabbed
the heart ; another was shot through the
head, and fll dead on the pavement, and
several others were dangerously wounded.
None of the students wera killed, but several
severely wouuded. No arrests have yet been
made. The firemen engaged numbered 500 ;
the students 300. The firemen procured
two cannon, loaded with slugs, and pointed
them at the College doors, but they were
spiked by a strong police force. This is
truly a disgraceful affair, but the mayor and
city authorities think that the students were,
not to blame in the matter, but driven to it
by necessity. Great fears are entertained
lest there should b3 another attack to-night;
but we are ready for lh?m, and a military
company has baen ordered out to keep the
Tremendous Gale Roofs Blown Off
Marine Disasters. The wind which had
blown strongly all day yesterday, at about
six o'clock rapidly freshenad until it blew
the most tremendous gale which has been
felt here for years. Dust and gravel flew in
dense clouds, signs blew down, dry-goods
boxes danced cotillions upon the side-walks.
A portion of the tin roof upon the store
of Haywood, Wood & Co., Water-street, was
rolled up ; and part of the roof of Chitten
den's Livery Stable, was carried away ; as
was the. gable end of a small building on
River street. The lead which crowned the
ridge of Plymouth Church was rolled up as
if it had ben paper.
As the evening trains came in, the waves
made a clean breach over them, and it is
wonderful that none of the depot buildings
or piers were injured.
This morning the body of a man was
found washed upon the railroad pier. He
had evidently been in the water a long time
as nearly all his clothes and hair had washed
The schooner Ohio, which went out yes
terday with a load of coal for Sandusky,
succeeded in regaining this port, with the
oss of her deck load, part of which was
thrown and part washed overboard.
Ihe schooner Buttles, which went out
yesterday, light, for a cargo of lumber, is
reported ashore near Avon point, but it is
hoped she got into Black River.
The scow Mary Ann is ashore iust above
the west pier. Cleve. Herald Saturday.
A Brownlow Paragraph. Parson Brown-
low makes the following announcement in
the last received Knoxville Whig :
Ihe editor of this paper proposes to deliv
er a discourse to-morrow, at lemperance
Hall, at eleven o'clock, on the subiect of
human depravity, proving his position by
the Bible first, and next by Knoxville.
Lawyers are called attorneys, because, in
the time of our Saxon ancestors, the freemen
met twice a year under the presidency of
the shire-reeve or sheriff, and this meeting
was called the sheriff's torn. By degrees
the freemen declined giving their personal
attendance, and a freeman who did attend.
carried with him the proxies of such of hi?
friends who could not appear. He who
actually went to the sheriff's torn was paid.
according to the old baxon, " to go at the
torn, and hence came the word " attorney,'
which signified one that went to the torn for
others, carrying with him the power to act
or vote for those who employed hun. Thi
distinction between attorney and solicitor
arises from the latter practicing in a coait
Edwin Forrest the American trasedi
an, has become a convert
to the belief in
Washington, Match 18. The Union
this morning announces that a special mes
senger, with instructions to our Minister at
Madrid, will leave in the steamer Arctic to
day, demanding ample and immediate re
paration for the outrage on the steamer Black
Warrior at Havana.
A Novel Sight. The boys and children
of a large growth, were delighted yesterday
with the sight of an Elk, harnessed anil
working by the side of a horse, in a carriage.
The owner residing in the vicinity of town,
has a pair of Elks which he is training, and
expects soon to be able to drive them togeth
er before, his carriage. Keokuk (Iowa)
Concord, March 22. The Patriot claims
Ihe election of 160 democrats and 143 opposition.