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Andrew J. Rhey, Editor.
E BEN!? BURG, PA.
TiiursdA-, April 15, 1S3-4
JAMBS urCIIAX AX, of Pcnnsyl vanla.
DEMOCRATIC KLECTOKAL TICKET.
GEOE W. WOODVASD, of Luzerao.
WIISOST McCANDLESS, of Allegheny
Gen. HOBT. FAl'TEBSOW, of Philadelphia.
1. Peter Logan. 13. H. C. Eyer.
2. C-eorga H. Martin. 14. John Clayton.
3. John Miller. 15. Isaac Robinson.
4. F. W. Bockins. 16. Henry Fetter.
5. P.. KcXay, Jr. 17. James Eurnside.
G. A. Appls. I8- Maxwell McCaslin.
7. Kiinrod Strickland. 19. Joseph McDonald.
8. Abraham Fetors. 20. Win. S. Callahan.
9. David Fister. 21. Andrew Burke.
10. E. E. Jame3. 22. William Dunn.
11. John UoEeynolda. 23. John S. McCalmont.
12. P. Damcn. 24. Georg3 R. Barrett.
For Canal Commissioner,
WILLIAM SKAKICJIIT, of Faj tttt.
i:r k" lir.KIK of a superior nuality, for
ale at this office.
"Young America," and tlie Presidency.
George Washington-, in a letter addressed to
the Earl of Buchan, dated Philada., April 22d,
1700, said " I believe it is the sincere wish of
United America to have nothing to do vith the
j'oli'.iecil intrigues or the squabbles of European na
tion?, but, on the contrary, to exchange commod
ities, and live in peace and amity, with all the
inhabitants of the earth : and this I am persua
ded they will do, if rightfully it can be done."
The above platform of the only m?n who was
"first in war, first in peace, and first in the
hearts of his countrymen," seems to have dwin
dled into an "obsolete idea" in the opinion of
jnauy who now live in contentment upon
toil, which the genius, the patriotism, the noble
virtues and innumerable hardships of Washing
ton and his associates, made " the land of the
free and the home of the oppressed." The dem
ocratic party has in its organization a few indi
viduals who are disposed to progress beyond the
time honored laud-marks of the party, and cre
ate a new fashione 1 political creed for a platform,
44 Young America's" outstretching wings hover
ing over it as a protector. A departure from
the principles bequeathed us by the " Old Fo
gies" of the democracy is talked of, and a new
line of conduct chalked down by "Young Amer
ica," having "Cuba'' and "Hungary" as the
baits to gull the honest people of the country
with, finds favor iu the breasts of the few who
are desirous of pushing the principles of our
party "into the ground." The 'head and
front"' of " the parties interested iu this move
i J-VvT' 'MK-nt, appears to be the well known Wall-street
?.'? .-? ti.ihtieal stock loLber. George haulers, and at
i resent, editor of the so called " Democratic
Review. " This gentleman iu the January num
ber of the Review made a furious onslaught on
all the democrats who ore candidates for the
Presidency with the exception of its particular
favorite Hon. Stli hen A. Doiglass, and no
doubt intended to demolish the " Old Fogies,"
Mess. Buchanan, Cass. Butler, llou.-ton and oth
ers at "one fell swoop." Particular severity
was shown towards Gen. Duller of Kentucky,
who was vilely and slanderously denounced by
the viper who has charge of the Ecritv; and the
consequence was that a young man from that
State, now in Congress, w ho represents the Ash
land district, the home of Henry flay, made an
eloquent vindication of the eld Hero, and com
pletely turned the tables upon the presumptuous
reviewer. Hon. John C. Dim kemiidge is the
man who so completely refuted the charges
brought against the gallant Butler, and it was a
glorious refutation, and the distinguished speaker
has been recompensed by the celebrity he has
gained from his eloquent tULut. The Washing
ton correspondent of the laily JlaJisonian, pub
lished at Madison, Indiana, thus compliments
"Evtrbodv is delighted with the speech. It
demonstrated that Kentucky yet contains ora
tors who are able to fill the places, and grace
the stations, soon to be vacated by her elepart
ing state smun. 'I he sun e f her glory and her
lame has not ye t se t, and, if health and life are
soured him, she will have the honor of furnish
ing another intellectual giant aud finished ora
tur another Henry Clay to the Union."
Mr. Breckenridge thus describes the pilgrimage
of the editor of the Review to the west, last fall,
aud more truth could not have been expressed
in fewer worus :
"Now, letmc give a brief history of this mat"
tor. There was a gentleman, able, lull of ta!ent
lull of activity, a particular partisan and friend
as he had a right to be of a particular ge-i-ticuii'.u
mentioned in connexion with the presi
dency. That gentleman went to the .State of
Kentucky upon a political pilgrimage last fall,
the object of which was, 1 suppose, to drive
General Butler from his own soil to dishonor
Lim at home, by fastening upon him a corrupt po
litical intrigue; but meeting there the same fate
:is liefel those who went to drire the McGregor
from his native heath, he came back and bought
up tl e Democratic Review for a political parti
hsiu paper for the campaign, and, wlt'i no name
at tne mast-head, that Review is now pursuing
a course as fatal to the democratic party as it
false and unfair.
Mr. Chairman, every man, whether he be a
whig or a democrat, has a right to be a candi
date for every office- that being one of the elc-j
lueuts of freedom in this country and no man
ought to be blamed for the misconduct of his
friends, unless he connived at it. The individu
als assailed in this paper, either covertly or by
name, are Cass, Buchanan, Butler, Houston
in fact, all the candidates, except the distinguish
ed seuator from Illinois, Mr. Douglas. who
seems to be a particular favorite."
And in speaking of the new fanglcd doctrines
of progress which "Young America" expects to
ingraft upon the old democratic platform, the
honorable gentleman in the course of his re
marks gave the following us his opinion, all of
which we unhesitatingly endorse :
"Let me say a word now upon this question of
prcgrtss. I prolcss to be a iei:d ot raticTiP.P
progress; but 1 want no wna
ana visionary 1
progress that would sweep away ull the immor
tal principles of our forefathers, hunt up some
imaginary genius, pi. ice L;ui on a new policy, ifv 0 direct -attention to tlie card of the
give hliu lour.g America" for a fulcrum, and. ' Grant House," Pittsburg, a desirable sojourn
Kt Lim turn the world upside down. That is ling place for those who visit the "Smoky City."
not the progress I want. I want to progress m
the line of the principles of our fathers ; I want
a steady and rational advancenot beyond the
limits of the federal constitution. But I am
afraid that such progress as is now talked about
would carry us clear away from that sacred in
strument. 1 want to progress by ameliorating
the condition of the people by fair, just, and
eoual laws, and bv simplicity, frugality, and
justice marking the operations of the federal
government. Above all, 1 hope to see tne dem
ocratic party adhere with immovable fidelity to
the ancient and distinguishing landmarks of its
policy. These are my opinions on progress ; and
I think the sooner we canvass, and winnow, and
sift away opposite opinions the better."
With the vindication of Gen. Eutlcr by Mr.
Breckenridge, came the complete justification,
by the Eaintylvahian, of Pennsylvania's bright
est ornament, James Bichaxax, from the as
saults of the Review. When the Review seeks to
advance the cause of Judge Douglass for the
Presidency by calumniating the political reputa
tion of James Buchanan it must expect some
castigatiou from his friends, and for ourself, as
one of them, we cannot stand aloof and see the
man of our choice and the favorite of the State,
unjustly condemned without raising a ve-ice in
his behalf. For the perpetuity of the principles
of our party, as well as fcr their origin and sue
cessful appliance, are we indebted to such men
as Buchanan. The Review styles them " Old
Fogies," but cannot injure them by any soubri
queis. They are the seers, and sages, and fath
ers, and protectors of the democratic party, and,
as the son looks to the father of the family for ad
vice end counsel, so we, in political matters, will
continue to be guided by the principles taught and
instilled into our mind by older and wiser heads
than are seated on the shoulders of " Young
America." Mr. Marshall, Mr. Polk, and other
youne, progressive, co-ahead members of the
democratic party, in Congress, and out of it,
may follow in the footsteps of the "illustrious
Sanders'' but they cannot lead all young demo
crats into ambush, they cannot wean them from
their determination to follow the scarred voter"
ans of a hundred political battles, they cannot
breakdown the heel horses and allow the rest-
p:s5 young leadei s to go at the rate of two-forty
a minute until there is a general smash. No
gentlemen, the rubbers will be tightly drawn
Young America cannot be trusted 'twould over
leap its mortal state and fall but to injure us.
Pursue the beaten track progress with pru
dence, with caution cease your criminations
and recriminations mutual conciliations and
concessions will alone leal us to victory inter
polate no new mottoes or principles upon our
banners give us the platform of 1S43 aud the
"adjustment," and then success will crown cur
efforts. To the e
diter of the Etcieu; we would j new issues in the whig platform. Without do
Buehanan alone sufficient ! '!:g anything the caucus adjourned until nest
sav leave Mr,
coarse, base and malignant abuse is heaped upon
his head by a few quati democratic journals in
this Slate he has triumphed over all opposition
his abilities, qualifications end experience en
title him to distinguished consideration his
, , ,1, - a. n 1.
State that has performed well its duty to the
party, and any trampling upon the rights of the
"Keystone," any attempts to prejudice the
mind against its favorite, must inevitably lead
to direful consequences.
IIOM. Jos. II. Ivllllllg.
We last week stated that the above gentleman,
the Whig member of Congress from this Demo
cratic district, voted Xcy on the resolutions in
troduced into Congress by Messrs. Jackson and
llillyer of Georgia, endorsing the "adjustment''
or Compromise measures. The telegraphic re
port of proceedings caused us to commit an er
ror in our statement, and injustice to the honor
able gentleman; but we arc glad to announce that
lie voted fur the resolution of Mr. llillyer, decla
ring the Compromise "a final adjustment, and a
permanent settlement of the questions therein
embraced, and that it should be maintained and
executed as such." But on the resolution of
Mr. Jackson, "recognizing the binding efficacy
of the Compromises of the constitution, believing
it to be the determination of the people gener
ally, as we hereby declare it to be ours individ
ually, to abide by such Compromises, -end to
sustain the laws necessary to carry them out,
the provisions for the diUctri of fugitive slaves , and
the act of the last Congress for that purpose,
included ; and deprecating all further agitation
of the slavery question, he voted A"y. We are
gratified at seeing his name recorded in favor of
one resolution but would have been thrice pleas
ed Lad he voted for both. Although we area
hard fisted Democrat, and Mr. Kuhns a Whig,
dyed in the wool, we are free to award him
praise for the position he has a?summed upon
the Compromise resolutions. It is much better
than we expected.
Accident. Mr. Edward Evans, an aged man
and respected citizen of this village, while going
home on Tuesday evening was knocked down by
a team of unmanageable horses and the wheels
of the wagon passed over both his thighs. He
was not so severely injured as at first supposed,
no bones being broken, and is rapidly recovering.
rQ).Johii F. Barnes, Esq., late a student
with Messrs. Potts & Kopeliu, Johnstown, Pa.,
was admitted to practice law in the several courts
of this county on last week. An acquaintance
with Mr. Barnes justifies us in stating that he
will prove a valuable acquisition aud ornament
to the legal profession, and if talent, strict in
tegrity and honest industry surely lead to for
tunc and to fame, his success is certain.
Maj. Gideon Marlatt has removed to
the "Washington House," foot of. Plane No. 2,
A. P. II, H., lately under the supervision of
Col. Lawsou. He has the experience ami com
petency to render complete satisfaction to his
guests, ami a sojourn at his house will demon
strate this, practically.
We direct attention to the advertisement
of the "Petroleum or Kock Oil" inserted in this
paper. For several of the "ills to which rlesh
is Leir to," this medicine is said to be an un-
tailing cure, and its wi
oeinz appreciated more'lullv everv 1:v
sirle by rredenck KittelJ, Ebensbiug.
Henry Clay was seventy-five years old on
Hon. A. J. Ogle, it is said, will nt go as
charge to Denmark.
The Maine Liquor Law was rejectel in the
New York assembly, on Friday, by a vote of C9
to 45. -
Bishop lledding, of the Methodist Fiscopal
Church, died at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. on Friday,
aged 72 years.
Kossuth left Charleston S. C. on the 10th, of
April for the north. There was no public
suth the loan of the arms of the state to aid iE
the coming struggle.
There was a great flood in the Monongalela ri
ver last week. Houses, barns, saw-iuillj, grain
and hay-stacks, boats and lumber, took Ercnch
leave. The warehouse and office of the Browns
ville Iron works, and loO kegs spikes, 20 tons
bar iron and 800 empty kegs were swep off.
The Liepaor Bill has been defeated ; in the
Pennsylvania House of Pwepresentativo. by a
vote of 00 to 40.
At a Womans Rights Convention held at Sy
racuse, N. Y., Apr. 7th, of which Fred. Dou
glass was President, it was almost unanimously
decided that women shall be henceforth entitled
to the right of suffrage.
The Democrats have elected thc.r Governor in
Bhoele Island, but the Lieutenant Governor and
a majority of the assembly are wltgs.
Kate Hayes, the Swan of Erin, gave two con
certs in Louisville, April 1st and 3c. After the
performance of Meyerbeer's great composition,
"Ah Mon Fils," she was presented a boquet by
a sister artiste, Madame Ablamowicz, whose
heart she had moved, the faculty to do Tvhich,
says Feries, constitutes the greatness cf a per
former. Miss Hayes is now in Pittsburgh.
The democrats -have elected Municipal officers
in the following cities : Portland, Cleveland,
Steubeaville, Cincinnati and Portsmouth. A
Green peas arc selling at Charleston, S. C,
cn'y at $12 per bushel.
The Whig members of Congress held a cau
cus in Washington, on Friday last, Lr the pur
pose of appointing a day for the meeting of the
National Convention. Humphrey Marshall,
of Kentucky, moved the adoption of a resolu
tion endorsing the Compromise. Messrs. Camp
bell of Ohio, Barker of Indiana, Thaddeus Ste
vens cf Pennsylvania, and Truman Smith of
Connecticut, opposed the introduction of any
On Saiurday, in the Pennsylvania Legislature,
Mr. llhodes introduced a bill authorising the
lease of the public works of the State to John
Siiodgrass of Westmoreland county, and ohn
uv ci j . anicrnm, ror a'ptmoa cr m. -
years. A joke we presume.
Ligouier county has passed the Senate, though
the indefatigable exertions of lion. John Mc
Farland, senator from Westmoreland county.
'Tis said, its passage was eUected by "bargain
and sale." Would'nt be at all surprised.
The Odd Fellows. The next semi-annual
meeting cf the Grand Lodge of the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows of this state, will assem
ble in Philadelphia, on the third Monday of
May. llepresentatives from the Lodges in the
country are invited to attend as the proposed
amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws
will be disposed cf, and many other important
questions. The propriety of constructing a
cemetery and Widows and Orphan's asylum both
in Philadelphia and Tittsburg is agitated.
tiodcy's Lady's Book.
For May, looks like a "May day" all bright
ness, all sunshine. The size of the work is
largely increased. Its illustrations beautiful,
and could not be more appropriate. Its Literary
matter of the highest order and of a casie to
please and instruct. This work should be in the
hands of every lady.
Abolition of Capital Punishment.
In the House of Representatives of Pennsyl
vania, on Thursday last the following bill pas
sed by a vote of 4G to 31. This bill, if it be
comes a law, virtually abolishes Capital Pun
ishment, and is one of the most important mat
ters acted upon by the present legislature :
Sec. 1. That no warrant for the execution of
any convict by hanging shall be issued within
one year after the sentence of death shall have
been passed, and, that after that period, if no
circumstances shall come to lisht to render
doubtless the correctness of the verdict of the
jury in the matter the Govergor shall then issue
las warrant for said execution. 1'rc t itled, That
frein the time of conviction to the time of exe
cution, the convict shall be confined in a Pen
itentiary of the Commonwealth, as is now pro
vided by law for the safe keeping of convicts.
Sec. 2. That upon the rendition cf any ver
dict of "guilty of murder in the first degree"
ugainst any person charged therewith, in any
Court of this Commonwealth, it shall and may
be lawful for the jury rendering the same, in
their discretion, to recommend the person or
persons so charged and convicted to the mercy
of the court ; and every person duly convicted
of murder in the first degree, whom the jury
so convicting shall recommend to the mercy of
he court, shall be sentenced te undergo an im
prisonment in one of the State Penitentiaries,
as the case may be and to be kept in separate
or solitary confinement at labor, for a period
not less than twelve, nor more than fifty years.
Tlie Obstruction I.aiv Ilenealcd.
On Wednesday last, the House passed the
Senate bill to repeal the law which prevented
the keepers of prisons in our State from receiv
ing within the walls of the prisons fugitive slaves.
This was the celebrated law that Gov. Johnston
kept in his pocket during the whole of last sum
mer, and vetoed at the meeting of the present
Legislature. It passed the House by a vote of
59 to 27, several Whigs voting for it. We are
pleased to witness this result, as demagogues
have used this bill long enough to suit their own
vile purposes. Tins is auother evidence that
Pennsylvania entertains a proper regard for the
rights of their Southern brethren and will throw
no obstructions in tlie way of their reclaiming
their property. Uur. L'nion.
monstration while there, and but few persons exposed to so great a hazard, is still one ot equal
vi i i a i,- danger anl ot death. It is a hie ot ton ami
abed on him. A resolution passed the Ohio-' . , ... , ,
lauveuiure, spent, upon one couiiuueu uauicuuu
State Senate on Satulay, tendering to unlike that, Lowever, on which martial hosts
Ve return thanks to the Hon. Galusha A.
Grow, M. C, from this state, for a copy of his
aelmirable speech upon the above bill. Mr.
Grow is one of the youngest men in Congress,
aud we direct attention to the following conclu
sion of his eloquent remarks :
"But in a new country the first and most im
portant labor, as it is the most difficult to be
performed, is to subdue the forest, and convert
the lair of the wild beast into a home for civili
zed man. This is the labor of your pioneer set
tler. His achievements, if not equally brilliant
with those of the plumed warrior, are equally,
it not more, lasting. His life, if not at times
contend far there the struggle is short and ex
pected and the victim strikes not alone, while
the highest meed ot praise crowns the victor
Not so with your hardy pioneer. He is oft cal
led upon to meet death in a struggle with fear
ful odds, while no herald will tell to the world
the unequal combat. Startled at the midnight
hour by the war-hoop, he wakes from his dreams
to behold his cottage in flames the sharer of
his joys and sorrows, with perhaps a tender in
fant, hurled, with rude hands, to the distant
council-fire. Still, he presses on into tue wil
derness, snatching new areas from the w ild beast
and bequeathing them a legacy to civilized man.
And all he asks of his country and his govern
ment is, to protect him njrainst the the cupidity
of soulless capital, and the iron grasp of the
speculator. Upon his wide battle-field these
are the only foes that his own stern heart and
right arm cannot vanquish. While, then, the
shield of this Government is thrown over the
moneyed interests of the country, fostering by
your protective laws its associated capital, with
hold not justice Irorn the men who go tortn,
single-handed and alone, to subdue the forest,
tame the savage and the wild beast, and j repare
in the wilderness, a home for science and a path
way for civilization
Mr. Buchanan and tlie Presidency.
Wasiiixgtox, April 2. The chances of Mr.
Buchanan as the Democratic nomiftec, have
wonderfully brightened of late. His friends in
this city, embracing many eminent politicians
both in and out of Congress ; are now confident
that he will be the nominee on the second or
ETThe above, which we find in one of our
exchange papers, is confirmed by our advices
from every quarter. That Mr. Bi cuaxas is the
choice of a majority of the Democracy of the Uni
ted States, is a matter which in our mind ad
mits of no doubt ; and we confidently believe that
he will receive the nomination of the Baltimore
Convention. With such a man as Mr. Buchax
ax in the Presidential chair, we will have one of
the strongest administrations the country has
ever been blessed with. l'itts. Eost.
IlAitiiisnrRC., Monday April 12.
Sexate. On motion, Mr. Jones, the bill to
incorporate the German Luthern congregation
of the upper Dublin township Montgomery coun
ty, was taken up, amended, read the second and
third time and passed.
Chi motion Mr. Malone, the bill to amend the
timmage contract between Eycrs T. Trimmer
and Rachel his wife, was reaa three times una
1 mi 111011011 01 .ur. craoo, tne tmi divorcing
Michael Lickin and Jane his wife, this being ful
ly explained by the Senator, and was passed fi
On motion Mr. Sanderson, the supplement to
the act incorporating the Washington mutual
Insurance Company cf Philadelphia, was taken
up amended, into an "Omnibus," and was deb
ted for a long time and passed.
On motion Mr. Jones, the bill to incorporatc-
the Allentown, and Pottstown, Rail Road Com
pnny, was taken up, read the second and third
time and passed.
On motion Mr. Sanderson, the bill to incorpo
rate the Wyalucing Plank Road Company, was
taken up and passed.
On notion Mr. Malone, an act to incorporate
North East Seminary in the County of Erie, was
taken up, amended, and then passed, the Sen
ate then adjourned.
The most of the work they had in the Senate
this morning, was a bill for the relief of the heirs
of James Rankin elee'd, who was a resident of
Pennsylvania before the revolution, came up in
order on second reading, the question pending
being up on the amendment of Mr. Guernsey
appropriating the sum of. $00,000 in full of all
demands upon the part of the said heirs. This
being discussed by Messrs. Crabb, Buckalew,
Kunkel and Walker Speaker, and was not dis
posed of. . . . . . E' D- E
Great Kire at Paducah Ivy.
A large fire occurred at Paducah on Saturday
morning. . Foi'ty buildings were destroyed, aud
the loss is estimated at $100,000 over the insu
rance. The fire originated in tha Livery Sta
ble of J. G. Cole, and soon communicated to the
Haywood House on the north and several frames
on the south. The buildings of the Branch
Bank were entirely consumed ; the fate of the
money, &c. in the vault is yet unknown. The
Democrat office is uninjured, the Journal office
sustained no elamage except that caused by the
hurried removal; during the fire, thieves were at
work but their depredations were soon suspendeel.
The town is a mass of ruins.
Assignable Land Warrants.
We observe, by the New York papers, that
Land Warrants, now made assignable, are rath
er more active at $100108 for whole lots;
$34058 for half do.; $20000 for quarter do.
The following information has been officially gi
ven by the Commissioner, J. Butterficld:
"The assignment and acknowledgement must
be endorsed upon the warrant, and must be at
tested by two witnesses, ncknowledgeel before a
Register or Receiver of a Land Office, a Judge
of a Court of Record, a Justice of the Peace, or a
Commissioner of Deeds resident in the State
from which he derives his appointment ; and in
every instance where the acknowledgement is
made before any officer other than the Register
or Receiver of a Land Office, it must be accom
panied by a certificate, under seal of the proper
authority, of the official character of the per
son before w hom the acknowledgement wasniaele
and also of the genuineness of Lis 6irnature.
Acknowledgements of assignment by notaries
will not be reee'gnized."
From our Exchanges.
EQ"My dear," said a smiling spouse to her
other half, a morning or two since, "I'm going
a shopping; I want a little change." "Pohl"
responded the ungallant man, "that would be
no change at all ; you go a shopping every day."
JXScnsiblc. A Kentucky paper says it is
getting to be very fashionable in that quarter to
enclose a gold dollar with marriage notices,
when sending them to the printer.
K3The Liverpool Journal says, that snow to
the depth of forty feet, recently fell in the Uni
ted States. How little some of the English edi
tors know about America. Many of them think
the cockneys can shoot bear and deer in the
streets of New York.
EtKorEAS Emigration. Emigration to this
country from Europe never was brisker than at
present. On the first of the present month 2,
510 passengers arrived by different vessels at
New York, some of which accomplished the
quickest passage on record. The arrivals from
Europe during the month of March were 20,
U22, whilst those for the present month promise
to be much greater, no less than twenty-one first
class packet ships having arrived at New York
during the last four days.
The Cobbler's Last words. "I feel that 1
wax weaker each succeeding day, and that 1 am
fast approaching my end; a few more stitches
and all will be over in heaven there is rest for
the weary sole earth hath no sorrow that hea
ven cannot hetl." Having said awl he wished,
he calmly breathed his lal.
The Liquor Bill. The division of parties cn
this bill was as follows : In the House, for the
bill, Whig and Native, 27, Democrats, 19.
Against the bill, Democrats, S6, Whig and Na
tive, 14. In the Senate, for the bill, Y'h:gs, 9,
Democrats, 7. Against the bill, Democrats, 8,
i mils, i .
JfejTNeal Dow, the author of the Maine li
quor law, was a candidate for Mayor of Port-
laud, and the Maine question was made the is
sue in the contest; the effect of which was that
Albion K. Parris was triumphantly elected and
the Maine law defeated.. This certainly looks
as if the Maine law was a failure at the fount -
ain head where it first obtained an existence.
TThe title "Esq." is hereafter to be re
stricted to married men. This suggestion was
made at a Bloomer mectincr, composed of old
maids, and carried without a dissenting voice.
We are not in.
fcgj-Capt. Mc Kenny, of the New York Police,
made a report to the Chief, of a house in Hicks
street, on Friday, which is occupied by about
tlirtg-fve families, among wl.Ith are many cas-
es of small pox, spotted fever, 6hip fever, and
other contagious diseases. There were, at tlie
time of the report, two dead bodies lying in
STTn the Virginia House of Delegates on
Monday, a member announced the fact that the
of the State could not probably be carried on
ten days longer. A bill was according offered
and passed, authorizing the Board of Public
Works to lend to the Commonwealth, for a lim
ited time, any money now in their possession, to
be returned from the income of the State in Ju
ly or December.
57"The Boston Times says an acquaintance
of the editor a few weeks since, purchased a box
of cigars warranted "first quality." After smo
king half a dozen he became convinced that the
filling was composed of some other material than
tobacco. Taking a small quantity of rich earth
he filled a flower pot, and planted one, and then
patiently awaited, for a few days, the lesult.
Half a dozen buds appeared, and, at the end of
two weeks, as fine a Lead of cabbage was grown
as ever appeared.
I-SIn the course of Mr. Webster's speech at
Trenton on the India Rubber case, Le said ;-
"Hook to the time when ships shall traverse
the ocean propelled with India rubber sails ! I
look to the time when the ships that sail over
the world shall have India rubber sheathing 1 I
look to the time when this substance shall be
applied to thousands of different uses! So that
what he has now patented is but as dust in the
balance compared with the uses not yet develo
ped, and w hich should be developed."
JCgyThe works of the railway from St. Pe
tersburg to Warsaw are being carried on with
extraordinary activity. The number of work
men at present exceeds 10.000, aud they work
eluring part of the night.
2?Kossuth, in the course of a speech in
Cincinnati, called the ladies of that place the
"queens of the Queen City." The N. Orleans
Eieayune says : "We hope he will not call our
ladies the excrescences of the Cresent city."
Cincinnati, April 7.
The river continues to rise an inch an hour.
The water is now within two feet of Water street.
A number of houses in the lower part of the ci
ty are inundated. A large amount of property
has been lost along the Ohio and tributaries by
the sudden rise.
BQ.The herdsman of a farm in Scotland had
occasion, lately, to send Lis daughter for the cat
tle under Lis charge. There were about eighty
of them, and among them two bulls, one of which
was occasionally in the habit of assaulting peo.
pie. On the elay in question the damsel unwari
ly approached the bull too closely, when Le im
mediately gave chase. On a level field, without
dykes, bogs or any other placo of refuge to resort
to, what would the reader Lave done for, to
jun Lome, a distance of three quarters of a mile,
was out of the question. The girl with great
presence of mind, ran over to the other bull a
good-natured animal, and much stronger than
her assailant. Standing close by Lis side, aud
tapping Lim kindly on tlie back, 6Le drove Lim
towards her father's house, followed by Ler en
raged enemy, wLo kept roaring and fuming all
the way ; but when Le came too close Ler pro
tector turned round, and with a sliake and toss
of Lis Lead, kept the assailant ut buy. In this
i manner the fugitive arrived safely athme.
JCyOlc Bull's second concert, at Wal
ton city, was a most brilliant affair a i
having been presented to Lim, he aeiaoiriJ ,
the compliment in the following terms;
the aroma of this boquet be the future mui
juuciiLa, im; euu oi ireeuoin, ana as i
- Ew Orleaxs, Ajrll 7
The steamer Camanche, ascendin? the p;.
Grande with forty passengers, including o
Caravajal and many ladies, was fired ct,rn?
the Mexican soldiers from the bn-k c
shots struck the boat, but, luckily, no lives
lost. The shots probably were intended for r ?
ravajai. me ouirage excited much
from the Americans.
yThe London Lancet records the death r
a tradesman's wife from eating pins. 'p, -a '
post mortem examination, the stomach V
found to contain in its lower half, nine ounce.
pins of a purple black color, not corrode- V'
bent or broken, many very pointed. The 'c
tents of the stomach were very much tLM.tnej
The intestines contained a mas of ;,-- .
tightly packed, of various shapes, similar to those
found in the stomach, and wholly obstrnctin
the tube. Their weight was about a pound.
gT"A good wife," says a western editor
"is one who puts her husband at the side of tL
bed next the wall, and tucks Lim up to ke.p h:a
warm in the winter, splits the wood, mitkcs the
fire in the morning, washes her husband's face
and draws on his boots for him, never scold
never suffers a rent to remain in her hus'j- j 4
small clothes, keeps her shoes up at the h!
and her stockings darned, never wonders irhut
her husband sees interesting in the young o.
man who lives across tlie way, never slaais tic
door loud when her husband is speaking, an i al
ways reproves the children when they eat thth
War or the Whigs. The war in New Y,;s
between the Sewardites and Fillmoreites
warmer and warmer. The Tribune Las a f,r
cious reply to the Buffalo Commercial, in conclu
ding which Greeley says: "We have a'reaj
said that ice expect to vote for Mr. Fillaiw IfL?
! UOu!J bc nominated by the Whig National CcS.
vention. In our devotion to those great princi
ples of Public Policy on which we agree vith
him, we should overlook that unworthy and sui
cidal abuse of the Presidential patronage vhkh
he Las been impelled to make. But uli V.hijs
would not, could not be expected to, do this:;
is not in human nature. We could not hope tj
carry the State for him even against Gc-n. Cass
Why should he be pressed ?
A young lady, of Albany, recently recei
ved from a relative in California, in a letter, s
gold watch and twd gold chains. The packs;,.
did not weigh an ounce and a half. The watcli
is a perfect gem. It is a Geneva lever, full jew
eled, is not much larger than a dime, and Lei: s
admirable time. One of the chains was of g.l
and agate, very beautiful, and the other was of
the nnest California gold, and about eigLurra
inches m length. Such a letter is wortli the
postage, at least.
2?A London correspondent cf the Nc-s
York Commercial says : "Opinions dhfer as
the exact time at which the declaration tf the
Empire will take place in France, but the uni
versal expectation of the event is undin.Inirhid.
The majority seem to think that the offer or re
ejuest will be made by the Senate, ar.l that it
will consequently occur a day or two after :hi
20th. Others believe that the 5th of April, the
anniversary of the Emperor's death, will le cho
sen as the most dramatic period for "his heh'"
to assume the full glories of succession.
Cf-The London Times speakicg of Es
"It was Lis intention with about .forty cf L-
countrymen, to reside temporarily in Belgir..
and here quietly to watch the progress of
in Europe. The sole reason why Kossuth v:
have preferred Belgium to England was t-;
great economy practicable in the former coun
try. The altered state of affairs in France ha?,
however, satisfied Lim that the Belgium govern
ment would not sanction Lis residence in Box;
urn at present ; and therefore, he has Sel .a
England as the place of his residence, for a sea
son. His course of procedure, we learn from
one of Lis most intimate friends, will be to ot
sume a passive attitude for the present, in the
sured belief that events are rapidly hurrying0-'
ward to a great crises both in Germany aad a
City Elections Riot.
St. Louis, April J-
Th rrittT? nf vesterdav's election, hila"31
the success of the whole whig ticket wins rrcih
ably three exceptions. The returns from t.'
First Ward have not yet been received. Ken
neth is re-elected Mayor by six or seven fc
A disgraceful riot occurred in the First V -
which resulted in the death of six persoxs, s
wounded five or six others. Shots were t1
lrom the windows ot a tiennan cen -which,
in addition to one or two other te"
was entirely destroyed. j
After the closing of the polls, while the crc
were returning, at the corner of Seventh s-j
and Tark avenue, shots were fired from tte
dow of Wcickmeyer's tavern upon them.
windows and doors were instantly lro.i
and the crowd gained access, fired the Lm'J',
which was burned to the ground. ' q
again fired one at the corner of Park an
delett avenues. A member of tlie bt. n
1 1 The h-,u
company was mortally wouuaeo.
from which the shot was fired was
riddleu, and tlie crowd then pursued the
ud town, and ouietly dispersed.
. . - vi. -I vulccteJ ar
JjATER. AinigUl UJO uunvv-
the office of the Anzeiger Des WestJnori d
the military was ordered out by the . V
having formed, kept the block where
is situated, clear until a late Lour in
The office appeared to be deserted ry
mates, probably expecting an attack.
was perfectly tranquil to-day. ,