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.R.ANKLIN, THURSDAY, APRIL 2Z.
Q Complaints from many of out
subscribers in the upper part of our
parish have bee. made within the last
few weeks. Some complain that they
seldom or never see the Banner, al
though it is regularly mailed at the
Franklin Post Office on the day of pub
licatiop, and leaves here in the after
noon for all the offices above this place.
The Jeanneretts Post Office is that most
complained of, and, from what we can
learn, justly so. We are sorry to have
occasion to notice the dereliction of
any pqC servant in the duties of his
office;? t a sense of justice to our
sabscribers, as well as our own inter
ds demands that we should expose
the manner in which that office is
managed. The post office is also a
bar-room; and when the mail arrives,
the contents of the bags-letters, news
papers, and all other mailable matter
are emptied in the centre of the room,
when all present have the opportunity,
if they feel disposed, to help themselves.
This is one of the results springing out
of the beggarly economy which for the
last few years has characterised the
Post * Office Department. Formerly,
poi. sters were allowed such a com
miSioa as made their office one of
eniltament-at least paying a fair com
pensation for their trouble; but now
the so-called compensation is such a
pitiful sum, even in the best cases, that
few will accept the appointment. The
consequence is, that in the codatry the
Dglrrtment has either to accept the
services of any person who will under.
take the duty, "i to aboljh the office,
ashu recently bee, done at Charen
ton. This, however, is no reasonable
excuse for neg~cting a proffered ser
vice. If the )=attached to the re
quired labor be' too insignificant to in
sure a proper attention, justice to thl
public demands the resignation of it'
office. If all will follow this rule, in
the end things will come right, for the
Department is bound to have country
as well as city offices, and suitable
measures would then be adopted to
afford an equitable compensation. We
have no doubt there are many other
fficee as carelessly conducted as that
of J.nmieretts, but this one in particu
lar kq been brought to our attention
by cayntant complaints from our sub
Tea ELactroa.-The full returns of
the election are not yet .eceived.
There is no doubt as to the election of
I f ief Justice. For Ae
t district, Mr. Bucha
n rae mqorjty. In the se
cond .r r. Milw Taylor leads
Mr. Ogd.. 171 votes* with one parish
yet to hear from. In the third district
Mr. Voorties is elected, beating Mr.
Lewis, the next highest, 946 votes. In
the forth district the result is very
dot.btful, so far as heard from. In the
pas Rapides Mr. Dunbar got about
200 8iiority, but in other parishes he
did . .nn as well as weea expected,
a~J should those parishes yet to be
head from show a similar falling off,
his competitor, Judge Campbell, is cer
I.Wtbif SauvasOar.--On the morn.
i` ie th instant * very destructive
fir ~in Shrevqpo ensuming
;s in the pri pal part of
- 'towastegetber with a large amount
of valuable property.
Txo*tals A ssD.-A correspondent
qt the r Itmoal Iutelligeacer, writing
fiaem ePrlsays that the Seminole In
dians havel intention of leaving their
territory until driven from it vi et ariais,
aondthat the will probably give fight
to tb last t.Jey a not disposed to
be the in a wa#. They have
of late a strong ispoition to
keep the , and taliv. ietly with.
is the ligits assigned them. Congress
has declined the overture of the State
to engage in their removal; the State
will therefore attempt it alone. In a
short time istilities are expected to
commeto by pthe Legis.
latrewho have aaoozoeo
for that purpose. Sb te 4th of
May.slot a state of war shall exist be.
twe·ha.bamiuole and the whites ,t
The Mission to Spin.
We saw it stated several days ago
that the appointment of Mr. Soule as
Minister to Spain was the result of a
bargain between him and Mr. Slidell,
who it is said was induced to decline
the appointment tendered him from the
assurances held out that he could re
present this State in the federal Senate.
This, it is asserted, was the reason why
he- declined the mission to Central
America, and had more meaning in it
than the assigned cause of unwilling
ness to remove his family to so sickly a
climate. We were, however, unwilling
to give currency to what we considered
an idle rumor, got up, perhaps, by some
gossipping letter-writer, for the simple
fact that we thought it very unlikely
that any person holding the high posi
tion of a United States Senator would
descend to truckle for office. Even now
we would be inclined to consider it a
fabrication, were there any reasonable
grounds for so doing, for though we dif
fer politically with Mr. Soule, we have
always entertained a high respect for
him as an upright and honorable gen
tleman; but in the present instance, it
must be confessed, appearances are
strongly in favor of the veracity of the
assertion. Previous to the election of
Gen. Pierce "it was universally trum
peted from the street-corners, that
should the election be faorable to the
democrats, Mr. Soule would be appoint
ed Minister to Spain. We know not
what could have given rise to this idea
unless Mr. Soule had expressed a wish
for that appointment. If so, it clearly
accounts for "' the milk in the cocoa
nut," as he labored assiduously for the
elevation of our present chief magis
trate, who is not-a man so devoid of
gratitude as to deny so potent a cham
pion any favor within his power to be
stow. The report that Mr. Soule has
only accepted the appointmeutrwith the
expressed condition that he should have
unlimited power in negotiating for the
island of Cuba, we consider as " moon
shine," for the President possesses no
such power himself, much less to dele
gate it to another, the Constitution pro
viding that all treaties shall be sub
mitted to the Senate, and require the
concurrence of two-thirds of the mem
bers present. Again-the appointment
of Mr. Slidell, had he accepted, would
have been very likely to interfere ma
terially with that of Mr. Soule, as it is
contrary to established custom to fill
two importanlt missions by citizens of
the same State; consequently, to effect
his purpose Mr. Slidell had to be got
rid of, and the compromise promised
the best result-so for once Mr. Soule
became a "compromise " man! This
certainly looks suspicious, to say the
least of it, and under these circum
stances the subsequent appointment has
given rise to considerable speculation
in the iaublio mind. Referring to this
subject, the Washington Republic says:
By the letter of ouo Washington cor
respondent, in another column, it ap
pears that there has been no little
changing and swapping of offices in
Louisiana. Mr. Slidell and Mr. Soule
ave managed to shelve poor Downs
in the Collectorship of New Orleans
about as respectable an office afsny
Union Democrat seems like to aain
under the present administration. This
accomplished, it is understood that Mr.
Slidell has exchanged his diplomatic
appointment with Mr.gSoule for the
place of SenatOr of the United States.
If the democratic party in Louisiana
are the mere beasts of burden of these
high contracting parties, we suppose
they earry out the arrangement. We
ega4this. trade of Messrs. Slidell and
Soule ~'rabout the most marked dis
play of contempt for people or a Le
gislatnretthat ever fell under ourlb
servation. We hope that so much of
the arrangement as remains in fieri
will be averted. It is very much to be
regretted that there could not be found
in tle whole southern country any
other "than a professed flibustier and
disunionist to represent the United
States at the Spanish court.
The Washington Union of the 9th,
in an editorial article, rather confirms
the "arrangement" hinted at in the
foregoing paragraph from the Republic:
A vacancy, however, in the Senaton
rial representation of Louisiana having
occurred by the appointment of the
Hon. Mr. Soule as Minister to Spain, we
learn with pleasure that the name of
Mr. Slidetivill be presented-by his nu
auerous friends for a seat in the Senate,
with a full confidence that he will be
the choice of the Democirtic Legisla
ture of that State, which is now in ses
sion. With the democrat of Louisiana
no man holds a higher i lore influen
tial position than Mr. Slidell, and his
election to the Senate will at once re
flect credit upon the State, and secure
to the country and to toa administra
tion the services in that.body of a most
able and fearless champion of sound
It is true our Legislature is strongly
democratic, but with all due deference
to the Union, we consider Mr. Slidell's
chance but poor, for he has never yet
been known to obtain the full support
of his party; so the chances are that
some more popular democrat will sup
plant him, unless his money wins the
I."' Madam Rumor has it that Gov.
Hebert and Ex-Governor Walker are
among the aspirants to the vacant seat
in the ljnp, StateS Senate, j, ently
filled by t . Pierre Soule.
JP det Pierce, on receiving
the melanch lygtelligence of the de
mise of Mrs. FllUame, postponed the
meeting of his CaMbit sad directed
tbat ljtbe -rious goveiaelta offides
be closed for the day.
THE EXAMINATION BAIL.-\Ve Know
not when we were better pleased with
any exhibition than that of the Ball on
Monday evening last, given by Mr.
Bruns, to show forth the progress of his
pupils. The room was tastefully de
corated-such of the pupils as ap
peared in fancy dances were dressed in
appropriate costumes, whilst the female
portion of those who were confined to
the general dances of the evening, such
as waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, &c.,
were uniformly arrayed in white mus
lin, trimmed with narrow red ribbon,
and worn with a broad sash or belt of
the same material. The amusements
commenced with the fancy dances,
which far surmpassed anything we were
led to anticipate from childretq..young.
In quick succession we had tLe (Cachu.
cha, Cracovienne, United States Naval
Hornpipe, by four young lads habited
in naval uniform, and the Infant Polka,
danced by two of the youngest pupils,
sweet little pi Is about two feet high,
besides many other beautiful dances
all of which were performed with a
grace and elegance that were truly as
tonishing, and threw entirely into the
shade those of riper years. As we pre
dicted, the room was not only crowded
in every part where it was possible to
obtain a seat or effect a standing, but
many were denied admittance in con
sequence. We understand, however,
that at the earnest request of many, it
is the intention of Mr. Bruns to give a
repetition of these dances at tae Ball
to take place on the evening of next
Monday week, at the same place.
In connection we will state, that the
late. Ball concluded the series fir this
place; that Mr. Bruns has opened his
academy at Centreville, according to
previous promise, at which place a Ball
will be given every alternate Monday
evening, and on the intervening Mon
days at the Odd-Fellows' Hall in this
place. It is useless to say a word in
favor of this gentleman now, as the
public have had every chance to judge
for themselves, and, we are happy to
see, know how to appreciate him. He
goes to Centreville at the earnest soli
citation of many planters in the vi
cinity, and we have no doubt whatever
that he will meet with a just compen
I.EASLES.-This disease is now very
prevalent in our town and neighbor
hood. At the same time that it is run
ning like wild-fire among the children,
it has not neglected to visit those of
riper years, with whom it is particularly
MORTALITY.- The following state
ment comprises the deaths in some of
the Atlantic cities for the week ending
April 2, and their proportion to the po
Deatks. Population. Proportion.
Boston. ....... 80.....13,788 .....1in 1731
New York.....401.... .517,M49......1 in 1291
Philadelphia...214..... 3.0,000......1 in 1635
Baltimore...... 83.....169,02.5......1 in 2036
Charleston .... 11..... 43,014......1in 3910
SThe charter of the Mechanics'
and Traders' Bank of New Orleans ex
pired on the 13th instant, and the af
fairs of the institution are now in liqui
dation. This bank has certainly been
hardly;dealt with, by our Legisla.ue
to whom application was made a
renewal of its charter, which was lost
in the Senate by one vote. We are
really sorry for it, for we had an abiding
faith in the soundness of this institution
Many years ago it suffered considerably
by the universal bankruptcy at that
time, but by prudent management it
sustained its credit, working through
difficulties that would have prostrated
almost any other similar institution.
- - - .. m I=. . .
RETURN OF SANTA ANNA.-Gen. Santa
Anna arrived at Vera Cruz on the after
noon of the 1st inst., and was welcomed
with the liveliest demonstration of joy
and exultation. He was received at
the landing by the civil authorities,
who presented him the keys of the city,
and by a dense multitude of people,
who greeted him with loud and pro
longed acclamations. A solemn Te
Deqps was chanted in the principal
Church, and 4oam thence he was con
ducted to the magnificent habitation
prepared for him. On the following
day he issued a manifesto, couched in
to usual grandific style of all such
Postmasters' Commission.--One of the
acts passed on the night of the 3d of
March, to establish gqrtain post routes,
&o., contains a section fixing the fol
lowing as the commission of postmas
ters after the 1st instant:
On a sum not exceeding $100--50
On a sum between $100 and 8400
40 per oent.
On a sum between $400 and $2400
35 per cent.
On a sum exceeding $2400-15 per
Where the mail arrives regulalbe-.
tween nine at night and five i~ the
morning, 60 per cent. is allowed on the
Those officers whose compensation
shall not exceed $500 - quarter, are al
lowed one cent for every "free letter
delivered oet of their office, and each
postmaster is allowed two mills for de-I
livery from his office to a subscriber,
each newspapei not chargeable with
[- There are eleven daily passuun
ger trains running between Albany
and Buffalo, N. Y. The time betwg
the two places is reduced to twlts
hours, for all the tpins except 004
which goes through in ten.
Correspondelce of theBanner.
NEw ORLEANS, April 18, 1853.
The citizens here, without distinc
tion of party, have tendered a public
dinner to the Hon. John J. Crittenden,
as an appreciation of his distinguished
services rendered in the councils of
the nation. But his sojourn among us
not being of long duration, he was
constrained most respectfully to decline
the honored invitation.
The opening of the Jefferson and
Lake Pontchartrain Railroad took place
on Wednesday, the 13th inst., and oc
casioned a great deal of joy among
those who are identified with the pros
perity of New Orleans. This will be
an incentive to those who have the
management of the other two roads,
the Jackson and Opelousas, to prose
cute the work with more vigor.
The lectures delivered here by Mr.
Thomas F. Meagher, the Irish patriot
and refugee, have created a profound
sensation, which will be long remem
bered by those whose hearts yearn for
the fate of that unhappy island. His
last lecture, which was the most im
portant, "Ireland in 1848," in the events
of which Mr. Meagher himself took a
prominent part, explained the cause of
disatfection among the patriots, the in
fluences that were brought to bear upon
the people, and the stratagems resorted
to by the agents of the English Govern
ment. Never did more luminous or
affecting language escape from human
lips than that which eminated from
this gifted Irishman. Every quality
which can form a great orator is in
him combined, and it seems as if Natitre
had stolen some splendid attribute from
all former lecturers to deck out and
embellish her adopted favorite. In the
first part of his argument his language
was copious, frequently eloquent, yet
generally unequal; but as he pro
gressed his countenance brightened up,
his language became more earnest and
sublime; in irony, it was invincible-in
pathos, overwhelming-in the alterna
tions of bitter invective and of splendid
eulogy, totally unparalleled ;-wit re
lieved the monotony of narrative, whilst
classic imagery elevated the subject.
Our:, amusements are still in a flou
rishing condition. L. Moreau Gotts
chalk, a Louisianian by birth, and one
of the greatest pianists of his age, is
dazzling the Creole population by his
marvellous skill on that instrument.
Each concert given fills the Odd-Fel
lows' Hall to its utmost capacity. Our
citizens have cause to feel proud of
The Ravels are at the St. Charles
Theatre, where their unrivalled per
formances are greeted by a host of ad
mirers. Placide's Variety not having
any star to illumine the firmament,
its business is not so thrifty as formerly.
Teade in the city, as I last wrote you,
remains in statu quo.
Yours, &c., IROS AcE.
PARTY PaoscraIPTIO.-The Capitoli
an Vis-A-Vis, in reference to the inti
mated intentions of Gov. Hebert to
wards Auditor Bordelon, has the follow
We cannot sympathize with the yelp
ing unfortunates who are turned out,
that others may be turned into their
places, under the patronage of Govern
ment, but~ihen we see an undue haste
in the Executive to drive out of place
aln old and faithful public officer, a man
from whom the office borrows much of'
its dignity, and which he certainly
honorsftwe will not let it pass unnoticed.
The only charge that the Governor can
make against the State Auditor, is, that
Mr. Bordelon is a whig and was a can.
didate for Governor in the late election.
This, though a serious-nay, heinous
offence in these days of democratic
success, we cannot consider as sufficient
ground for the removal of a most effi
cient officer elected by the free suffrage
of the people.
A TArilling Incident.-We find the
following communication, dated Jeffer
son Barracks, March 31, in the St Louis
The old flag-staff at the Barracks had
been shaking and toppling all the
winter, and the day being calm, the
General had a party detailed to take it
Michael McAnnally, a soldier of Col.
Bragg's battery, accordingly mounted
to the cross-trees and unshipped the
top-mast; from some cause it beciime
unmanageable and glided through the
platform to the ground. The man at
the mast-head kept his post composedly
and gave timely warning to the party
below "to stand from under." Nin
out of ten men with a spar fifty fe
long shooting and rasping like an ar
row through their hands, with an inse
cure footing at a dizzy height, would
have "left the yard" and tumbled from
While the party below were removing
the top-mast, to the dismay and con.
sternation of the by-stanlers, the main
mast, with the soldier still poised at
the mast-head,naow swayed over, broke
short off at its base, and plunged with
.a tremendous crash to the ground.
The soldier in the meantime was seen
to change his position as the mast went
over, and circling high through the air
with frightful velocity, he with perfect
self-possession adjusted himself to clear
the framework of the cross-tree, and
as the mast neared the ground, he,
evidently with a well-measured leap
alighted with safety amidst his com
rades. All were startled into amaze
ment, as much by the intrepidity dis
played as by the imminent peril it
The main-mast was forty-eight feet
high; the soldier landed at fifty from
,The Hon. R. R. M6sde, of Virgiaia,
dedlines a re-election to Congres. -
The Fillmore Resolution.
In the Capitolian Vis-a-Vis of the:
13th inst. we find the.remarks of the
Hon. R. H. Day upon the resolution in
viting Mr. Fillmore to visit the Capi
tol of Louisiana. The resolution of in
vitation, as originally drawn up and pre
sented by Dr. Day, was passed, but the
preamble which accompanied it being
amended, called forth the following re
marks. We give the resolution, togethler
with that requesting the action of the
Governoraereon, but omit the pream
ble, which was considerably altered
from its original form:
Be it resolved by Ite Senate and House of Re
presentatives of t/ue State of Louisianuw, in Ge
nered Assembly convened, That should Mr. Mil
lard Fillmore visit the South during the sitting of
the Legislature of the State of Louisiana, lie is
hereby cordially invited and requested to visit
Baton Rouge, to partake of the hospitalities of
our State, and receive the salutations of his nu
merous friends, without distinction of party.
Resolved, That the Governor be, and he is here
by, requested to transmit a copy of these resoln
tions to Mr. Fillmore, and to ascertain, it possible,
at what time it will suit his convenience to visit
Mr. Speaker-Having introduced that
resolution, it is perhaps necessary that
I should say something in its support.
This I did not intend doing when I first
introduced it, because I supposed it
contained only sentiments which found
a hearty response in the bosom of every
true Louisianian : I however, have only
a few words to say, and I shall have
The resolution. Mr. Speaker. is a
I warm and courteous invitation to the
gentleman who has just retired from
the chief magistracy of this great nation
to visit Baton Rouge in his tour South,
and to partake of the hospitalities of a
generous and warm hearted State, and
is prefaced by a preamble which con
tains the reasons or grounds upon which
that invitation is extended.
In drawing that preamble and reso
lution, I carefully and studiously avoid
ed any expression that might be tor
tured into party purpose or be cons
trued to have emanated from party
feeling. I had too much sense to at
tempt, even if I could have been base
enough to desire it. to put any measure
through this victorious and triumphant
democratic Legislature that had the
smell of Whiggery upon it. No, sir!
I could not attempt it, loved and cher
ished as are the principles of the whig
party by me.
But some of my democratic friends
tell me that the language is a little
too strong. Well, sir. the language
may be strong, the invitatiodr hearty
and cordial; but would" thIt Legis
lature, representing the free and warm.
hearted sovereigns of this great and
magnanimous State. extend to any
retiring chief magistrate a cold lifeless
and repulsive invitation ? But when that
invitation is to one who in the execu
tion of his high trusts, as the President
of this great Republic, in opposition to
the voice of his native State, and at the
sacrifice of the early and cherished
personal friendship of the northern
States. stood nobly up. and fearlessly.
defended the rights of the Snuth, even
the language of that preamble and re
solution is tame and meaningless, and
were it less forcible and cordial, our
honest constituency would hiss us for
the palor and coldaess of our hearts.
Sir, to k w what Mr. Fillmore has
sacriticed ]Jhe North for the rights of
the South. we have only to run back to
the ballotingj of the Whiz National
Convention which met in Baltimore last
June. Read there, in the transactions
of that body, how the North repudiated
the son of her bosom. and ignored the
feeliu.s and sympathies of the mater
nal heart! And why? Because that son,
as the chief Magistrate, in the execu
tion of the laws of Congress, had main
tained the rights of the South against
the recklessness of northern fanaticism.
And will the State of Louisiana, and the
democratic party of this Legislature,
flushed with victory, now refuse to Mr.
Fillmore the meed of praise and tribute
of respect, which is due him, without
distinction of party, from every lover
of his country and from every man who
breathes the sweet breezes oftbe South ?
Why, sir, if we give to Mr. Fillmore
an invitation to visit our Capital during
te session of the Legislature, in the
name of all that is sacred and dear to
the human heart, let it be such a one
as will convince him that it is a hearty
welcome. Sir, I despise these "milk
and cider" greetings and friendships;
they are foul weeds that grow not in
Southern hearts, and I trust that no in.
vitation will be extended to Mr. Fill
more by this Legislature that will not
comport with the known generous and
magnanimous character of our State.
Queen of France.--The Dublin Uni
versity Magazine, for the first of March,
has a- long leading article, entitled
" The French Crown Matrimonial," in
which it gives a biographical sketch
of all the Queens and Empresses of
France, from the wives of Charle
magne to the widow of Louis Philippe.
Out of the sixty-seven royal and impe
rial consorts, there are but thirteen on
whose names there is no dark stain of
sorrow or sin. Eleven were divorced,
two died by the executioner, seven
were very early widowed, three were
cruelly traduced, three were exiles,
thirteen were bad in different degrees
of evils; the prisoners and the heart
broken made up the rest. About twen
ty were buried at St. Dennis, who were
denied the rest of the grave: their
tombs were broken, their coffins opened,
their remains exposed to the insults
a rvolutionized populace, and t
fl uinto a trench and covered with
a: There are few things which af
ford us greater pleasure than sitting
down to write a notice of the celebrated
Hooftand German Bitters, because we
are .liy conscious we are conferring a
pubihO benefit, and our heart tells us
that by our notices many have been in
duced to take these Bitters, and been
rescuqd from death by Dyspepsia, Liver
Complaint, &c., for the cure of which
it is certain. It is prepared and sold
only by Dr. C. M. Jackson, at the Ger
man Medicine Store, No. 120 Arch
Clippings from our Exchanges.
We see it stated that it would be im
possible to entirely recall the Japan
Expedition. The steam frigate Missis
sippi sailed from the Cape of Good
Hope on the 3d ult., direct for Japan;
the Powhatan is also before this proba
bly too far advanced towards her desti
nation, to be easily recalled. The ex
pedition will, therefore, go forward,
though the decision of the Secretary
of the Navy may deprive it of some of
the importance it was originally de
signed to give it. [The story of coun
ternianding the order is without foun
By recent scientific researches on'
the part of Peter A. Brone. Esq., of
Pennsylvania, it has been establshed
that the United States can out-rival the
world in wool as in cotton. Thus Span
ish sheep yielding wool 2000 to the
inch. carried to England, degenerated
to 900 to the inch, and brought to the
United States, recovered to 2100, or
finer than the original. The fact be.
ing once established that our soil and
climate produce finer wool than other
countries, will give to. our manufac
turers invariably the superiority in.
cloths, if the manufacturer is allied in.
his interest to the grower.
From a Washington letter we learn
that Gen. Cushing is the only man in
the cabinet who can talk anything be
sides English. At the diplomatic din
ner given by M. de Bodisco, the Attor
ney General charmed and surprised
the distinguished party by his capti
vating and versatile accomplishments.
Like a veritable polyglot, he conversed
French with M. le Comte de Sartiges,
in Spanish with Don Calderon de la
Barca, and in Dutch with Baron Testa,
spoke German with Baron Von Gerolt,
Portuguese with De Figaniere, and the
most unexceptionable Tuscan with the
representatives of the Two Sieties.
The Vermont Liquor Law provides
among other things for the arrest- of a
person found intoxicated, and his de
tention until he will disclose where he
obtained the liquor. A oease under this
provision has already arisen in Wood
stock, where a man was-arrested for
intoxication and lodged in, jail. On
examination he refused to give a defi
nite answer as to where he bbtained
his liquor, and was re-committed `to jail.
He still refuses to divulge, and the juns
tice says he will Leep him in jail for a
year unless he owns up.
A company has been~,formed with a
perpetual charter,. under the railroad
law of Indiana, fbr the purpose of con
structing a road and docks to pass the
largest boat and' cargo (without break
ing bulk) around the falls of the Ohio
in the very short time of from thirty to
tifty minutes. The project is pro
niounced practicable by eminent enein
eers and preterahle. in some points of
view, to a canal. T-heeost is estimated.
A railroad meeting.was held atTalsa -
hassee, Florida, a few days since,..
urging the euastrcetion of a railroad,
from Savannah ;thrugh Florida to the.
Gulf. A long series of resolutions in,
favor of the projeet were passed.: The
people of Florida offer to build half,
the road~ and accompany the otTer with
a guarantee oerivileges more veleable
and important to Savannah, even than.
their aid in simply. btuildng the read..
We see it stated that a candidate. for
an office under the General Govern-.
ment, who hails from Syracuse, N. Y.,
employed a man for three days in copy -.
ing names for his petition, from the.
tombstones in the cemetery. The Bnf
falo Rough Notes suggests that he
probably considered his nomination a8
grave affair, and was evidently deter:
mined to leave "no stone unturned f"
to make his '" cailing and election sure)'
The Philadelphia Bulletin has seen.
the new quarter dollar, issned on the
ist inst. from the mint, under the last,
act of Congress. They resemble the.
old coin in siae, but $re somewhat,
lighter in weight, The difference by,
which they can be secognised is that,
the new issue has rays around the eagle
and a spearn head at each side of the.
date, neither of; whioh are found in the.
The whigs of Connecticut have bees,
again badly defeated. The democrats.
carried everything before them, elect-.
ing their Governor; Cbngressmen, and
a large majority of. the Legislature.-.
The following are- the names of the.
Consgressmen elected: James T. Pratt,
C.' M. Ihgersell 0: Si Seymour and
The- remains of Mrs. Fillmore are
rived in Buffalo on. the evening of the.
1st. The Funeral took place on the 2d,
and was very largely attended. All
places of business were closed, and the
city presented one entire scene of
mourning for the dead, and heartfelk
sympathy for the Ex-President.
The- Supreme Court of New York
has put its veto on the Broadway Rui-.
road speculation. The grantees were
enjoined, on the 2d inst., from iproceed
ing under the grants, which, the court
says, were evidently made by the eor
poration, regardless of private rights
and of their official duty.
The Senate of Massachusetts has in,
definitely postponed the bill whicn had:
passed the House, making notes, drafts
and bills of exchange which fall due
on Sundays or holidays, payable on the
next succeeding day, instead of the
preceding, as is now required by law.
A collection of wild animals is on its
way from California to the World's
Fair. containing a singular phenome
on in the bruin line. This creature is
of no color heretofore appropaiate te..
his species, but is curiously marked.
with all the colors of the rainbow.
On the 31st. alt. seven hundred bush-.
els, or about one million of dead letters
were destroyed at Washington, in ac
cordance with the usage of the Post
Paducab, Ky., has voted a subscrip
tion of $200,000 to construct a branch
road from that place to intersect the
Mobile and Ohio Railroad.
W. G. Crosby, the present Governor
of Maine, has been not.pjated for re
election by thyWhig LIdslative Con