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ANDREW J. RIIEY, EDITOR.
Thursday, Cctcber 23, 1S51.
T THE "SEXTIXEL," has mveh the largest
tircalaiion of any paper published in this county
. and as an advertising sheet off its superior inducs
rxenis to merchants and business men generally.
Those desirous of making uss ot this medium for
tztending their business, can do so by either sending
thsir notices direct, or through the following agents.
John Crouse, Esq., Johnstown.
V. B. Palmer, Esq., Xew York, Philadelphia,
. and Baltimore.
We this week issue our paper upon a
half sheet, and hope our subscribers will not
complain, as it is the first instance of the
kind since we have had control of this paper,
now, near eight months, and is unavoidably ne
cessary. The usual variety cf news is given,
and as the election is over, our efforts in future
will be so directed as to publish a paper replete
with valuable and interesting information.
Hon. J. W. Geary, has our thanks for a
copy of the "Alta Califoruian," of Sept. loth.,
full of news. Read in another column, a letter
from California, kindly sent us by a prominent
democrat at present a resident of San Francis
co, but born in Cambria county. It gives glad
tidings the election of Joux Bigler, as Gov
ernor of that State. Excelsior!!!
JSSThe first snow cf the season "came down"
this morning, whitening the ground and render
ing overcoats and fires in active demand. Soon
we will hear the merry jingle of the bells, but
not, we hope, until we have had several weeks
of Indian summer.
6Gy On last Wednesday, a little girl aged 10
years, whose name we Lave not learned, was
crossing the railroad on the fourteen mile level
immediately in advance of the passenger train.
Notice was given, the brake? were "put down,"
but all to no purpose she was struck in the
back and instantly killed.
t We have omitted to notice that during
the October Court, George Reed, Esq., of Johns
town, was admitted to practice Law in the seve
ral Courts of this county. Mr. Reed underwent
a strict and searching examination before the
committee and acquitted himself in a highly
creditable manner. He intends residing ia
Johnstown, and we bespeak for him that success
which his talents and private worth so justly
atitle him to.
,SSF" The Lancaster Union says that the name
cf William Mathiot, Esq., has been mentioned
in connection with the Secretaryship of State
under Governor Bigler. We have also heard
the names of Judge Campbell and Edward A.
Penniman, Esq., of Philadelphia, mentioned in
a like connection.
S&F1 Graham's Magazine for October and
November present an appearance equal if not
superior to any of the preceeding numbers.
The engravings are most excellent, and in the
variety and instructiveness of the literary mat
ter Graham is insurpassable.
. tS? Godey's Lady's Book for October and
November are as welcome as bright, brilliant
and sparkling gems. Every Lady should have
ouch a book in her possession, gleaning advice
and instruction from their columns, refining her
taste and improving her intellectual faculties.
The Bulletin of the American Art Union
for October is embellished with an etching on
atone of the "Treachery of Mahtoree," a scene
in Cooper's " "Prairie," and an engraving of a
view on the Juniata. The character of this
work is fully sustained, and as a journal of Art
it has no superior.
J- Our esteemed contemporary, Col. S. S.
6ecly, of the Jersey Shore Republican, has been
here for several days, receiving the congratula
tions ox hi3 numerous friends to whom he has
bcea a stranger for many years. lie is in the
enjoyment of usual good health and looks well.
precisely as he did when were a very devil in
his office some dozen years since, when he pub
lished the "Mountaineer." Times hare changed
since then ho is the editor of a large, excellent,
and neat paper in another part of the State, Bur
ronnded by many warm and devoted friends,
rich in tha possession of a charming wife, an
interesting family and a well supported paper,
while we are the editor of a little eight by ten
concern, located as a Sentinel on the monntain
top, a young bachelor sadly in need and want
cf a wifo and are only awaiting the advent of
leap-year to accept the first offer that is made
us by one of carth'3 beauteous inhabitants, yet,
thankful to our friends for the large increase of
cur subscription list, (!) and, if poor in worldly
affairs, rich in thanks to Lim, our instructor,
who has by a course of conduct, alike honorable
to himself and gratifying to his friends, gained
many aLn;rers. He left this morning for Blairs
viile and Pittsburg, and we commend him to the
kind consideration of his brethren of the press,
in that section.
Of this State will stand 56 Democrats to 33
Whjg and 6 'Native American Whigs. . The
Bannte stands 16 Democrats, 10 Whigs and 1
Native. " This gives a opv.fltj" cf 12 to the
Democrats in the ncuse of Representatives and
11 cf a majority on joint ballot.. Sufficient for
aH practical purposes, and enough to enable the
Democrat to carry , into execution the wise
meesirfci of tie coming administration of dr.
We give below the official vote for Governor
and Canal Commissioner as far as received, com
prising forty-six counties. Col. Bigler's major
ity will be about 8,300, aud Gen. Clover's some
what less. It is a little singular that Strohm
should receive more votes than Johnston, in the
State, but bo it is. Next week we expect to
hear from Potter, Elk, McKean, &c, and will
be enabled to give the full official vote. Judges
Black, Gibson, Lewis and Lowrie, all democrats'
are elected to the Supreme Bench, whilst Judge
Coulter, whig, defeats Judge Campbell, dem-
This is noticed in onother column, and to such
men as Simon Cameron, Alexander and Boyd
Cummings, James Page, and their friends, and
the slanders of the Philadelphia Evening Bulle
tin, and Philadelphia Statesman, do we attribute
it. Their reward is yet to come.
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Adams, 1945 2472 1958 2451
Allegheny, 5983 8797 5991 8511
Armstrong, 2472 2181 2330 2070
Beaver, ' 1996 1968 1983 1883
Bedford, 2202 2239 2221 2229
Berks, 9486 4721 0000 0000
Blair, 1704 2295 1682 2283
Bucks, 5483 5268 5518 5151
Cambria, 1765 1230 1776 11S2
Carbon, 1374 787 1374 773
Centre, 2974 1883 2980 1861
Chester, 5350 6350 5310 6366
Clarion, 2658 1309 2564 1315
Clinton, 1266 981 1147 1059
Columbia, 2041 1024 1943 1014
Cumberland, 3141 2959 3119 2969
Dauphin, 2690' 3699 2674 3709
Erie, 2106 3610 2121 3529
Tranklin, 3236 3782 3262 3787
Fulton, 840 706 836 706
Huntingdon, 2024 2435 1978 2446
Juniata, 1337 1143 1337 1132
Lancaster, 6226 11064 6144 11066
Lawrence, 1079 2187 1085 1001
Lebanon, 1949 2924 1961 2909
Lehigh, 3392 3015 3395 3973
Luzerne, 4909 3471 4782 2369
Lycoming, 2675 2027 2537 2091
Mercer, 3192 2933 3136 2S11
Mifflin, 1073 1413 1665 1423
Monroe, 2107 423 2053 33S
Montgomery, 6742 4941 6753 4828
Montour, 1395 876 1401 834
Northampton, 4150 2627 3971 2419
Northumberland, 2549 1638 2512 1527
Perry, 2237 1430 2231 1840
and county, " 22001 21760 21377 25253
Pike, 836 169 799 152
Schuylkill, 4743 4079 OOOO 0000
Somerset, 1069 2739 1039 2678
Susquehanna, 2815 2123 2789 1957
Union, 1947 2317 1896 2792
Washington, 3915 4012 3927 3823
Wayne, 2182 1C40 2158 9C6
Westmoreland, 6140 3105 5022 3033
York, 5838 4727 0000 0000
Hon. James Campbell.
The news for the last few days indicate the
election to the Supreme Court of Hon. Richard
Coulter ovr the above named gentleman, by a
majority- of about three thousand. We are ex
tremely grieved at this result. Those who have
done this deed will, at some future day, be
forced to make atonement for the vile and insid
ious slanders they have so- extensively circulated
against him, and they will be promptly remind- j
ed of their base treachery and ingratitude to
the party that has made them what they are,
when a proper and befitting time arrives. Judge
Campbell bear3 his defeat like a man, but he
must also feel it as a man. At some distant day
he will "do the State some service' and, al
though basely assailed by a clique of sordid
knaves and desperate political gamblers, he is a
man of honor and of noble impulses, and his
name will stand forth, bright and pure, while
theirs will leave a withering blot behind, and
their apostasy will live fresh in the recollection
of the people.
The very best evidence of the worth of out
victorious candidates for the Legislature, CoL
John Kcan and William P. Schell, Esq., i3 the
manner in which they were supported at their
respective homes. In Summerhill township, where
Col. Kean resides, he had 2-4 votes more than
Bigler, and in this county his majority is 555
over Linton, and 632 over Barnhart. In Fulton
county he has 157 over Linton, and 148 over
Barnhart. We have no returns from Bedford,
but learn that he is beaten but a few votes,
leaving his msjority near 700 in the district.
In McConnellsburg, the home of Schell, he has
a majority of lO, whilst Gov. Johnston had a
maj. of 7 making a gain of 1? ! Schell's ma
jority in Fulton is 191 over Linton, and 182 over
Barnhart In Cambria he has 608 over Linton,
and 685 over Barnhart. In Bedford he has a
maj. of 20, making his majority in the district
over 700. Glory enough for the district, and a
thousand thanks to the true-hearted Democracy
for their gallant services to our hard-working
and esteemed fellow-citizen, Kean, and his talent
ed and gentlemanly colleague, Schell. "
On Friday last, in Pittsburgh, Hague, the re
nowned tbief-taker, assisted by officer Kelly,
succeeded in capturing Robert Eckhert, one of
the persons concerned in the Johnstown robber
ies, who escaped from the Jail of this county on
the 20ih of September. . Eckhert made a des
perate resistance and cut officer Kelly in the
hand with a butcher knife. Sheriff. Brawley
was ia the city at the time and was on the look
out for him, and through his description of the
person of Eckhert, Hague was enabled to act
with a certainty of success. He arrived home
on Monday night with his prize and lodged him
in Jail where we hope he may remainntil tried
at the January Court. Sheriff B. promply paid
the reward, and creditable to him, one half out
of his private purse.
T. P. Campbe.lL Geo. Taylor.
Correspondence f the " Mountain SentineL"
San Fkakcisco, California,
September 15, 1851. '
A. J. Rhet, Esq. Dear Sir: After a hard
fought battle, we, the Democracy, have carried
this State Governor, (Bicler,) Congress, Legis
lature, and all. " We have met the enemy, and
they are ours." Our majority in the Legislature
will be as three to one in the lower House, and
in the Senate the Whigs will only have four
members!! This is gl ry enough for one day!
and secures beyond a doubt the election of an
honest, unflinching Democrat as United States
Senator, despite the machinations of Fremont's
Free Soil aiders and abettors He is now po
litically used up, and such should be the fate of
all traitors, such as he and his- venerable father-in-law,
Benton, Van Buren, &c.
The honest old Democrats from the West on
the election day, abandoned their "long toms,"
picks, pans, &c, and gave up one day for the
success of the principles of that party, whose
wise policy, under the lamented Polk, annexed
this country, with its rich auriferous treasures,
to the American Confederacy. They were too
honest to support the men and the measures of
the Whigs,' well knowing that, had that party
continued in power from John Adams, the elder,
to the present time, that our people and institu
tions never would have crossed the Mississippi
river, and that " the extension of the area of human
freedom" never would have been made, nor
would the "Star Spangled Banner" now be
proudly floating upon the shores of the Pacific
Here, in San Francisco, we elected one Sena
tor, Hon. J. R. Snyder, a native of Philadelphia,
Pa,, for many years a citizen of St. Louis, and
one of the California Pioneers. The other
Democratic candidate, Capt. Jamet Blair, a son
of old "daddy" of the "Globe," although he
straddled the Democratic Platform of 1844 and
'48, rather reluctantly, could not clear himself
sufficiently of the taint of Free SoilUm to cause
free Democrats to vote for him ; hence his defeat.
We elected four out of seven members to the
lower House, and could have elected all, had
the proper precautions been taken by our Demo
cratic Convention, as to its nominees.
Had we the proper number of Democratic pa
pers in the State, edited and controlled by relia
ble Democrats, this State is Democratic by ten
thousand majority, as it is, and under the diffi
culties' we labour, our success is almost Provi
dential ; and it plainly proves that what our
Democratic population learned at home, they
still cling to and cherish.
The racific Star, a sickly fungous eye-sore on
the Democratic party here, caved in, the day be
fore the election : thus placing our party in a
beautiful predicament on the eve of the election;
reason because they wanted the Democratic
candidates " to come down handsomely," or else
they would stop. This is the second time that
the party has been tricked in this way -r last
spring. T. Butler King, the Whig Collector of
this Port, bought out the party paper; and this,
if he had considered it worth buying, be would
have done the same.
There is no city in this Union where an honest.
fearless Democratic editor could do better loan
in this ; and if the right kind of a party paper;
was established here aud properly conducted,
the party conducting it, could, in a few years,
realize a splendid fortune.
The news from the Mines still continues
cheering. Quartz mining now appears to be
absorbing more interest than heretofore. Quartz
mining in this country will become as much of
a business, in that line, in California, as Coal
and Iron is in Pennsylvania, Lead in Illinois
and Missouri, or Copper in Michigan. Many
companies are bow engaged in it, but with va
ried success. It i3 supposed by those who ap
pear to know, that when capital and the proper
kind of machinery is introduced, that it will be
become much more lucrative than damning
The health of this city and the entire State is
much better than last year. A considerable
number of emigrants arrived in Sacramento a
few days ago, via the Plains. Many persons
who returned to the States have csme back here
with their families, intending to make this their
home. Where we used to look upon a Woman
as a phenomena, we now have hundreds of in
telligent Ladies with their families. This country
is fast becoming human. All that our Califor
nians desire is wives to make them happy; and
if you have a superabundance of antiquated fe-ma'-cs
in your Alpine region, this is a good mar
ket for them send them along.
j&aT The following Eastern Banks have re
cently failed or become doubtful. As bills cf
these banks are in circulation to a considerable
extent in the West, it would be well to preserve
this list, as a convenient reference.
Bank of Chemung, N. Y.
Commercial Bank, Friendship, N. Y.
Commercial Bank, Whitehall, N. Y.
Farmers' Bank, Mina, N. Y.
Putnam county Bank, N. Y.
Mclntyre Bank, N. Y.
Hollister's Bank, Buffalo, N. Y.
Oswego county Bank, N. Y.
Drovers' Bank, N. Y.
Bank of Waterviile, N. Y.
Silver Creek, N. Y.
- Palmyra Bank, N. Y.
Bank of New Roachelle, N. Yl
Dutchess county Bank, N. Y.
New York Stock Bank.
Camden Bank, N. Y.
James Bank, N. Y.
Lumbermen' Bank, N. Y.
Phoenix Bank of Bainbridge, N. Y.
Genesee Valley Bank, N. Y.
Citizens' Bank of Watertown, N. Y.
Suffolk county Bank, Sag narbor, N. Y.
Commercial Bank, N. J. '
Northern Canal Bank, N. Y.
Eagle Bank, Bristol, R. L
At Cincinnati an the 21st of Oct., there
was three feet of water in the Ohio river, and a
prospect of a riso. At Pittsburg, same date,
i four feet of watr, and rising. Weather ' cool.
The Election of Txcal Judses In1
For the information in the" following we are
indebted tothe Harrisburg American, and we
copy, after making a few alterations :
Judges Elected. The Whigs and Natives
have carried their entire Judicial ticket in Phil
adelphia city and county. George Sharswood,
George M. Stroud and J. Clark Hare, are elect
ed Judges of the District Court. Oswald Thomp
son is elected President Judge of the Court of
Common Pleas, and Wm. D. Kelly, and Joseph
Allison, Associates. Sharswood and Stroud
were on the Democratic, and Whig and Native
tickets. The others were of the true Whig and
Daniel M. Smyser, Whig, is elected President
Judge in the Bucks and Montgomery district.
The Bucks county Democrats voted for Henry
Chapman, and the Montgomery Democrats voted
for Joseph Fornance.
Robert J. Fisher, Dem., is elected in the York
and Adams district; James H. Graham, Dem.,
in the Cumberland, Perry and Juniata district;
Henry G. Long, Whig, in the Lancaster district ;
Townsend Haines, Whig, in Delaware and Ches
ter; John J. Pearson, Whig, in Dauphin and
Lebanon ; Francis M. Kimmell, Whig, in Frank
lin, Fulton, Bedford and Somerset; Samuel A.
Gilinore, iHta., in Washington, Fayetta and
Greene; William B. McClurc, Whig, in Alle
gheny; David Agnew, Whig, in Beaver, Butler,
Mercer and Lawrence; Jeremiah M. Burrell,
Dem., in Westmoreland, Indiana and Armstrong ;
R. G. White, Dem., in Tioga, Potter, McKean,
Elk and Clearfield; Washington Macartney,
Dem., in Northampton rnd Lehigh; Alexander
Jordan, Dem., in Northumberland, Lycoming
and Centre; John N. Conynham, Dem., in Lu-
icrnp. Wrnminff Afnntnnr orwl Cnlnmhin T)nr!d
w:, V . , o t. ,
ii uiuui, xciu., ill uruuioru, ousqueuamjn unci
ouu,vu; waanes . ixegms, era., in ecnuyi-
Kin; iauianiei u. Glared, Uem., in ayne,
Monroe, Pike and Carbon; J. Pringle Jones,
cu... m itrhSl uuu ueorge Aajior, n,g, midock) in C9th year of his age, after an ill
Blair, Huntingdon and Cambria.
We have nothing definite from Erie, Warren,!
u v,., uuv uupe iut uaiurauu, x,em.,
is elected. In the Mifiiin and Union district,
A. S. Wilson, Dem., and in Clarion, Jefferson,
,1 r f 1 1 x i ,i . n.n -ii T, I
Uu cuie nu . wiui, i-in., are
What Is said Abroad.
From the N. Y. Journal of Commerce.
Pennsylvania has pronounced her potent
olcior iae compromise measures, au nau
Pennsylvania! She indeed performs the part
of Keystons to the Arch of the Union. Those
immortal papers which were given to the world
in 1776 and 1786 the Declaration of Indepen-.anJ
dence, and the Constitution were ushered forth
r a" it . i v
wituinner limits; ana tne memory ot those great
events still lives among her children and am
mates their patriotic resolves. The voice of the
great Franklin, who gave his assent to all the
provisions of the Constitution, and urged its tive wrath, through the Harrisburg American,
adoption by the people, and that it should be says the Pennsylvaniau, upon th heads of such
faithfully performed, is still heard throughout ; Whigs as Clay, Webster, Fillmore, Cooper,
Ac 3iie. Tnas; one Dy one, tne btates of this '. Brooks, &c, and all because he was not elected
Union uphold the principles by which they are ( Governor. The denunciations are alike najner
held together, and pronounce their verdict of.ous and nasty; and if we had room for them we
condemnation against the traitors who nssailed j might reprint what, failing for space, we shall
it. The treason charged upon Burr is nothing retain for reference. Bless your dear heart,
in comparison with that dangerous Abolition j Governor, yon fought an uncommon good fight
ground which, pretending to act in the name of j in a bad cause, and you ought to be glad it is no
philanthropy, would break up the Union and j worse. It is a pity that you, who elected Tay
destroy the manifold blessings for the sake of ' lor (!) in 1848, should have defeated yourself
remedying a single difficulty to which we are and Scott in 1851 ; but " there is no use knock-
exposed. The treason is every day becoming
more conspicuous to the American people, and
they are applying their corrective. The traitors
lately so loud in all parts of the Union at
meetings to which they travelled to make ad
dresses, and elsewhere, are most of thera now
quiet and inactive, deserted by the men whom
they misled and deceived. It is a grand specta
cle to witness, in all parts of the country, the
return of citizens to the support of the Consti
tution and laws. All sectionalism must termi
nate; the national spirit alone will live.
A French Story.
A Paris correspondent of one of the London
papers, relates the following rather incredible
"A commercial traveller, whose business fre
quently called him from Orleans to Taris, M.
Edmund D , was accustomed to go to an ho
tel with the landlord of which he was acquainted.
He arrived a few days ago at the hotel where
he was in the habit of staying. On Thursday
evening after supper, he invited the people of
the hotel to go to his chamber to take coffee,
and he promised to tell them a tale full of dra
matic incident. On entering the room his guests
saw on the bed, near which he seated himself,
a pair of pistols. Mjr story,' said he, 'has
a sad denouement, and I require the pistols to
make it clearly understood.' Ashe had always
been accustomed, in telling his talcs, to indulge
in expressive pantomime, and to take up any
thing which lay handy calculated to add to the
effect, no surprise was felt at his having pre
pared pistols. He began by narrating the loves
of a young gill and a young man. They had
both, he said, promised, under the most solemn
oaths, inviolable fidelity. The young man,
whose profession obliged him to travel, once
made a long absence. While he was away, he
received a legacy, and on his return, hastened
to place it at her feet. But on presenting him
self before her, he learned that, ia compliance
with the wishes of her family, she had just mar
ried a wealthy merchant. The young man
thereupon took a terrible resolution. He pur
chased a pair of pistols like these,' he continued,
taking one in each hand, 4 then he assembled
his friends in his chamber, and after some con
versation placed one under his chin, in thia way
as I do, saying in joke, that it would be a plea
sure to blow out bis brains. And at the same
moment he pulled the trigger.' Here the man
discharged the pistol, and his head was shat
tered to pieces. Pieces of the bone and portions
of the brain fell on the horrified spectators.
The unfortunate tn told bis own etory."
The Pittsburg Dispateh of Wednesday
last, in referring to the expeeteu (htitu y .
German patriot Kinkel, says : '
GERMAN MEETING RECEPTION OF KINKEL.
A call was published in the German papers of
Monday morning, for a meeting of German citi
zens to devise ways and means of properly re
ceiving Gottfried Kinkel, the German apostle of
Freedom. At 8 o'clock, a large and enthusias
tic assemblage collected at Mr. Kirchner's, in
the Diamond. After the meeting had been duly
organized, resolutions were unanimously adopt
ed, expressive of the great interest felt by the
meeting in the objects of Kinkel's mission t
this country. A committee of three was ap
pointed to obtain telegraphic information of
Kinkel's departure from Baltimore the route
he may take, and the period of his anticipated
arrival here. Two committees, of twelve each,
were then chosen to meet Kinkle at Brownsville
and accompany him to this city, announcing by
telegraph the moment of departure from the
former place. All our citizens were by resolu
tion invited to assemble en masse at the landing
place, with torches, (if expedient,) and accom
pany their guest to his hotel. The German
Turners . .and Singing Club will be present, and
it is to be hoped that all our citizens will respond
to the appeal of their German friends, and ap
pear on the ground in handsome numbers, with
out distinction of party, creed or language. We
suggest, too, that it would be no more than a
proper expression of American and Republican
feeling in this matter if we should all unite in a
great meeting, or some other public demonstra
tion, and give this brave and distinguished fore
runner of Kossuth an opportunity of thorougly
explaining the condition of the People in Eu
rope. I -
: The Death of Commodore War-
Coinin0(lore Lewis Warrington, of the United
gtateg vavv. det)arte(1 this life at Washington
!c;t 0Q gund morningf between 5 and 6 o'-
ness of severe suffering. Com. Warrington was
a native of Virginia
He wa3 born in November
; 17g2 and after passing Lig ucademic course at
i Wi!liam and Mary College, entered the Navy in
JaRnary 1800; so that he had served nearly
fift t Hi- professional services and
i. : :.u 4i.
Uiimatib ttt. uict vucui - c nuttru null iuv
history of his country, and arc conspicuous in
some of its brightest pages. He was almost
the only one left of that noble roll of brave
naval commanders who, in the war of 1812,
; acllieTed eo much glory for their country by
't)eir brilnant victories against an enemy till
then uCemed invincible. To high professional
mcrit CoQK w adJed an amiable disposition
a mo.je5tv which won great personal esteem
an(1 wiU mak"e llia loag sincerely regretted by
the 60Cjety ia which he moved.
Johnston in Anger.
Governor Johnston pours the vials of Execa-
injrat the door." It is shut forever.
t" A gentleman, whose fortunes were on
the wane, got into a way of living a little on his
friends. Among the rest he visited an old ac
quaintance, and stayed six or seven weeks with
him, when his company became wearisome. In
order to get rid of his guest, the gontleman
feigned a falling-out with his wife, by which
means their fare at the table was very slender.
The guest perceiving their drift, but not know
ing where to go to better himself, remarked :
Well, I have- been here seven weeks, and have
not before seen any quarrel between you ; I am
now resolved to stay seven more in order to see
you friends again."
Later from Northern Mexico.
New Orleans, Oct. 20. We have dates from
Brownsville, Texas, and the Northern part of
Mexico to the 10th insL Lara vaj.il at the head
of the revolutionary force, was within ten miles
of Matamoras. The whole force under his com
mand amounted to one thousand troops inclu
ding 400 Texan Rangers, and one company of
discharged United States troops. '
The defences of Matamoras had been "greatly
strengthened by GeiC ?Avalea. Caravajal was
expected to make th attack upon the city, on
the morning of the 17th.
New Oeleass, Oct. 20. We learn by tele
graphic despatches from the Southwest Pass,
that the steamship Yacht arrived this morning
from Brnzos Santiago, with late advices from
the Rio Grande and the Northern Provinces of
Mexico. Caravajal, with 1100 men, was within
eleven miles of Matamoras. An attack upon
Matamoras was expected at daylight on Friday
morning, the 18th inst. We have no particulars
Washisgto:t, Oct., 21. The President has
appointed Judge Sharkey, of Mississippi, U. S.
Consul at Havana, in place of Mr. Owen, recal
led. Judge S. was President of the Nashville
Southern Convention. He has for many years
occupied a high position as a man of fine tal
ents. It is understood he has accepted.
It is rumored here that there will shortly be
important changes made in the offices in Phila
delphia. Probably the Collector, Surveyor and
other prominent officers.
Chablestos, S. C. Oct 20. We have returns
of the election from all but some four or five
counties, and the known co-operation majority,
so far, is 8,076. Out of 40,340' votes polled in
counties from which we have authentic returns
the co-operation majority is 7,852.
New Orleans, Oct- 21. By the arrival of
the steamer Mexico, to-day, from Galveston, we
have dates from that city to the morning of the
19th. It is stated that Wild Cat was much dis
satisfied, and was moving towards Matamoras.
It is supposed be wm opposo the revolutionista
- From Our ExchWgea.
The statue of an Idol in stone, eoarsely ,x
cuted, but supposed to date from the period
the Phoenicians or Carthagenians, wi f0ttj
about a fortnight since among the raina of th
town of the old Anew, la Algeria,
The first newspaper tolerated ia Yirfin!
was in the subscription price was fin
dollars per annum for one copy; advertisement
of moderate length were inserted for tea doll,
the first week, and seven dollars for each wwv.
The display of cattle at the New Hamp
Agricultural Fair, is represented as Uriag
been very fine. Among those exhibited u
the Bedford team of sixty-seven yoke of oxta
among which were" many noble animals, soo
of them weighing nearly 4000 pounds.
A late number of the London Times says ths
"Great Britain has received more useful ideu
and more ingenious inventions from the Uoitd
States, through the exhibition, than from stf
other sources !" The Times is the paper whica
early in the season, ridiculed so' unsparing!
the American department of the exhibition.
The editor of the Louisville Courier says U
saw, on Tuesday, a returned Californian, a oi
tive of Anderson county, Ky., who has travelled
all the way from. New Orleans. oafu jj
landed at New Orleans, to use a common phrase
"flat broke," some six weeks ago, and had U,
make his journey home on foot.
The Baron de Raman, a negro, the Commer
cial Minister of theEmperor Faustin, uf Hyti,
is now travelling upon a special mission, in re
lation to commerce, through Germany, France
and Englani. The baron is stated to be a well
informed man, speaking French fluently, and
laniiliar with the state of affairs in Europe.
The Commissioners appointed for the pur
pose, have selected a site for the U. S. Military
Asylum, which has been confirmed by the Pre
sident. The place purchased is situated north
of Washington, in the District of Columbia, and
was lately owned by John A. Smith, Esq., aud
contains about 150 acres. The price paid for
it was 10,000.
A negro in Boston had a severe attack of
rheumatism, which finally settled in his foot
He bathed it, and rubbed it, and swathed it,
but all to no purpose. Finally, tearing away
the bandages, he stuck it out, and with a shake
of his fist over it, he exclaimed, "Ache away,
den, old feller; ache away. I shan't do nufEa
more fer yer, dis chile ken stan' it as long a,
you ken; so, ache away!"
The man who a few years ago carried a
sealed note to the telegraph office with a re
quest that it be transmitted to Washington
without opening, seems now to have been only
a little ahead of the times. It is stated that
gentleman in Newport, (Ky.,) is perfecting an
application ef electricity for propelling a box
containing letters over wires from "place to
place, on the telegraphic principle. The ex
periment over wires of six hundred yards ia
length, has, it is said, worked to a harm.
The Mississippi Flag of the Union confirms
the report of the resignation by the Hon. Jeffer
son Davis of his seat in the Senate cf tie Uni
ted States. He repeatedly declared in his public
speeches during the canvass, his determination
to take thi3 step, if a majority of the people of
the State were opposed to the- principles of the
State Rights party. The result of the election
of members of the Convention doubtless actua
ted him in sending in his resignation. We have
no confirmation of the report that he has declined
the nomination for Governor of his State.
Russia in the Caucasus. The stupendoue
northern power, Russia, doing almost as she
pleases in Europe, can make no headway against
the 6turdy mountaineers of the east We per
ceive that the late reports of its disastrous de
feats are confirmed in the last continental jour
nals; that to the defeat of arms must likewise,
be added terrible .mortality among the troop
throughout the empire; that all men capable of
bearing arms are dragged to the ranks; and
that large military stores have been ordered
Tom Moore. By the latest accounts from
England, we regret to lear that the bard of Eris
is fast failing. For some time past he has been
in a state of all but mental darkness, and it i
painful to state that now no hope remains of
the "light of other days" being restored. Sad
it is to contemplate the wreck of any mind, but
how is the sadness intensified when one. so gift"
ed with genius as Moore, becomes idiotic. It i
somewhat singular that Southey, Buckland, the
geologist, and Moore, who were early and fat
friends, should each have become insane.
Albert, or Grikxell. The new lands dis
covered on tho arctic touc, by the memDers of
the American Exploring Expedition, were natu
rally named after the munificent originator of
that enterprise, Mr. Henry Grinnell." On the
other hand, we note that the same lands are
called in the late English cl art after the Prince
Consort of Great Britain, Albert Land- Now
the question arises, who shall have the honor,
the Prince who was accidentally in power when
the English expedition sailed, and did no mors
than favor it by his royal approval, or the mer
chant who sent an expedition forward with fund,
from his own pocket For our part we d
Worth Ksownro. -A young lady of this city,
says the Philadelphia Argus, while in the coun
try, some years ago stepped tra a rusty cn,
which ran through- her shoe and foot" ' Tbs io
flamation and paia were of course very grei
and lock jaw was apprehended. A friend of the
family, however, recommended the appli10
of a beet taken fresh from the ffdet B
pounded fine, to the wound. I was done, and
the effect was very benefioiah Soon the infl
mation began to subside, and by keepifig on the
crushed beet, changing it for "a fresh one as its
virtue seemed to became impaired, a speedy
cure was effected.' Simple but "effectual reme
dioa like thia should be knorn by ever'tody.