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Andrew J Rhey, Editor.
Thariday, May 80,1853.
JAMES BfCHAXAJof pni !
GEORGE W. WOODWARD, of Lurern..
wrLSON McCANDLESS, of Allegheny.
ROBT PATIEBSOIT, of Philadelphia.
Peter Logan. yer.
George H. Martin. 14. John Clayton.
John Miller. 15. Isaac Robinson.
F. W. Bockim. 16. Henry Fetter.
R. McKay, Jr. 17. James uurnsiae.
6. A. Apple. 18. Maxweu mcuasiin.
7. Nimrod Strickland. 19. Joseph McDonald.
8. Abraham Peters. 20. Wm. S. Callahan.
9. David Fister. 21. Andrew Burke.
10. R. E. James. 22. "William Dunn.
11. John McRevnolds. 23. jonn s. mcaimom,
12. P. Damon. 24.. George R
For Canal Commissioner,
WILLIAM SEAIUGIIT, of Fayette.
"Water Work In Ebniburg.
In nt nf n. fir nnd in the absence of
the means therewith to supply our engines with
water, how awful might be the devastation of
property. It would be impossible to counteract
the ravages of fire on a stormy day under the
present system of filling an engine with water
by the bucket full. How important then that
the citizens should, "hi the time of peace, pre
pare for war." A proposition has been made by
Edward Shoemaker, Esq., to the authorities, to
furnish a constant stream of spring water
through a 5-8 inch pipe, for an unlimited num.
ber of years, into the interior of the borough,
at a cost not exceeding 1200. So valuable an
acquisition to the borough, whether we take in
to consideration the comfort and convenience of
the citizens or as a protection in case of fire, is
desirable, and the amount specified is by no
means so large that it could not easily be sub
scribed. We expect the Town Council will take
favorable action upon the proposal for the rea
son that it would, if successfully carried out,
be the means of promoting the health and hap
piness of the people, and more especially be
cause the security and preservation of property
depends upon some such measure. The cost to
each citizen would be trifling, and the good that
must necessarily follow from so beneficial a
work will be shared in alike by all.
The Baltimore Convention.
The delegated representatives of the Demo
cratic Tarty meet in Baltimore next Tuesday
week, the first day of June, to place in nomina
tion a candidate for the highest office within the
gift of the Republic, the most honorable station
in the world President of the United States.
The result of their deliberations cannot be stated
with any degree of accuracy at the present time
The names of a number of prominent Democrats
will be submitted to the consideration of the con
vention affording it excellent material to select
from, and we hope that the nomination may be
given to one whose opinions and sentiments are
known to every voter in the land, and whose ser
vices in the ranks cannot but guarantee him an
enthusiastic and energetic support. Pennsyl.
vania presents such a man, in the person of her
distinguished citizen, James Buchanan. The
Keystone State is the battle field on which near
ly every great political contest has been lost or
won. She has been true and faithful to the nom
inee of the Democratic party on every occasion
when principles were the test of strength; she
has deviated from the beaten track only when
there was no real issue between parties, nothing
to contend against 6ave the hue and cry of
Hard cider" and "Leg cabins'' in 1840, and
the shouts for "Bucna Vista" and old "Whitey"
in 1848. The glorious result of last year gives
assurance to her sister states that the victory
then obtained can and will be duplicated in 1852.
We are better prepared now to contend against
the forces of the opposition than we were then
and it matters little who the Whig party selects
as its candidate, the Democracy have decided
upon his defeat. We say therefore, that if the
claims of Pennsylvania are now cast aside, there
is but little hope for justice in the future so far
as a candidate for the Presidency is concerned.
The delegation from this state presents to the
convention, with a becoming unanimity, the
choice of the State for this important office, and
if he is not nominated we may look iu vain for
the name of a better and purer statesman to
urge hereafter. He stands as high in the esti
mation of the National Democracy, whether at
the East, the West, the North, or tbe South, as
any one else, and while his nomination would
rally to his support the entire Democratic vote,
his election would be the sure indication of a
wise, patriotic, and economical administration-
He has enemies who may proceed to Baltimore
for the purpose of endeavoring to defeat his nom
ination, but we trust their unjust aspersions will
be treated with contempt. Mr. Buchanan, by a
continual devotion to the great principles of the
party, has earned for 1 hnself a reputation that
places him far beyond reach of injury, and his
unswerving attachment to principle for a quar
ter of a century, notwithstanding the vile mis
representation heaped upon him by men even of
the same fold, proves his real worth. Gladly
would we welcome his nomination by the con
vention aud devotedly would we labor for his
vttccess. W'e will however, support, with all
our humble ability, - the nominee of the conven
tion whether it be any of the gentlemen hither
to ppoken of, a new man, or the distinguished
citizen of our own state, adopting, as an express
ion of our own feelings the following 'extraet
from the editorial of the New York Democrat :
"There will be no quarreling- among Demo
crats, when our standard bearer has been nam
ed at Baltimore. When tbe nominations are
made, all diversity - of sentiment, as to who is
eur first choice, will end. "lie will be tbe nomi
nee of that body, and nobody else. He will be
vsore than that : lit xcill be the Frtsidcnt of the
United Slates fa four year from the ith of ifareh
- The PlttlmriJ "Dally Cnltm."
We congratulate the association of printers
who edit nnd control the above paper on its' ap
pearance. It is beyond , question the neatest
paper we receive. We extend tfrthem our kind
est wishes for complete success and hope they
will continue to merit and receive indemnifica-
tion for their labor and praiseworthy exer
tions. The paper is conducted with much abil
ity, we are heartily pleased with its editorials.
The democracy of Allegheny county, as well as
the democracy of the State, will be materially
benefitted by it. The editor, Lynde Eliot,
Esq., also a proprietor, possesses the requisite
capacity to establish his paper upon a firm ba
sis and deserves support. Another of the pro
prietors, John Layton, Esq., fully understands
the business arrangements and will prove his
efficiency in this respect. Another, James F.
Campbell, Esq., formerly had charge of the
.Mountaineer" in this place, and many a "time
and oft" has he instructed us at the case. We
are pleased to notice his continued advance
ment. The paper is mailed for $3 a year in ad
BgiU Attention. The military companies are
notified that a grand parade will be held at the
foot of Plane No. 4 on Friday, 11th day of June,
Be on the ground early.
BQ&.A Fact. That Evans & Hughes are sel
ling made up clothing, Hats, caps, &c, as cheap
as any Philadelphia merchant.
JqSTDecidedly Cool. Tuesday and Wednes
day mornings. Jack Frost, the sly rogue, was
As Improvement. Those hitching posts in
front of the Court House. ine commissioners
intend to make numerous other long-needed im
provements about the house, that will add much
to its comfort and appearance.
A Change. Mr. Henry Scanlan is now the
proprietor of the " Carrolltown Hotel," lately
kept by Mr. J. P. Urban, and will spare no eff
orts to render every convenience to his guests.
He keeps an excellent bouse
Alwats Ahead. We had a notion "to break"
for Pittsburg yesterday. Campbell, of the "St.
Charles," sent us a bill of fare on which we no
tice, among a host of nice things that fairly set
our teeth chattering, green peas, tomatoes, sal
ad, spinach and asparagus. Ocrackey! Guess
if we had means we would take a trip, and go
into them 'ere things with a little old rusk. If
the railroad was only completed. Yes, there's
Alarming. The facetious editor of that mod.
el pattern of a religious paper the "Blair County
Whig" has returned to his post, (wonder if it is
a painted post,) and is "ready and willing to
spend and be spent in the advancement of the
cause, of whig principles." Old Chippewa isu't
going to fire you off and make a spent ball out
of you, is he? If you are really to be spent,
please put us down on the books for three
fourths of the purchase money three cents
and we will send you a "slow note" for the a-
Maj. A. J. Donelson has retired from the
Washington Union. Ilia successor is likely to be
Hon. A. O. P. Nicholson of Tennessee, of letter
The Beaver Star hoists the name of Hon
George W. Woodward, for its choice as the Dem
ocratic candidate for the Supreme Bench at the
Mr. Cullom, a few days since, during the de
livery of a speech in the House of Representa
tives on the Compromise, stated "that any man
who said that the whig party was not a union
party was a liar, and the truth was not in him.'
He is surely insane.
Congress adjourned on Monday until Wednes.
day, to afford the members time to attend the
funeral of Mrs. Adams, the respected widow of
the lute President J. Q. Adams, which took
place at Washington oh Tuesday at twelve o'
"Look out for the enlarged Whig" says the
Blair County Whig. He can be seen during of
fice hours at the above office in Hollidaysburg,
Pa., largely inflated since his return from Har
risburg. Price of admission 10 cents. Who
has a dime to spend.
Mr. Fillmore will likely have eight or ten
deli gates from the state of New York to the
Whig National Convention
Kossuth was at Albany on Tuesday.
Large shipments of gold are making from
Liverpool to Boston and New York.
The delegates to Baltimore are wending their
way towards that city. Hon. Jacob Thompson,
of Mississippi, is in Washington, and Hon. Cave
Johnston, late Postmaster General, is at Wheel
ing, both en route for the Convention.
It is pretty good sleighing in Vermont. The
snow on Mt. Washington, N. II., is seven feet
It is now a settled point that the Japanese are
"the rest of mankind," which President Taylor
so feelingly alluded to in his celebrated message.
A new cask-manufacturing machine is in op
eration in England. A laborer, by its means,
is able to turn out 3,500 staves a day infallibly
correct in form and curve.
The pomp and style ofthe President of France,
and his entourage at the last review, were quite
regal. W'e notice that Jerome Bonaparte is
constantly styled by the French papers "King
A Great State. The heaviest appropriation
during the late session of the Rhode Island Leg
islature, was $400, for payment of His Excel
lency, and $200 for his Honor Wm. Beach Law
rence, for their services as Governor and Lieut.
Governor, for the past year.
tGen. Georgey, the betrayer of Hungary,
has beguiled his. solitary confinement in the Ty
rol, by writing an apology for himself and his
actions during the revolutionary struggle. The
work is lo press ana pretty nearly ready for pub
lication. The title js, "My-Life and AcU in 18-
48-19." It is looked for ith immense inter
Beautiful Extraet. -
We are . under obligations to Hon. War. R
Smith, M. C. from Alabama,' for a copy of his
speech in favor of the "Homestead Bill," deliv
ered in the House "of Representatives, April 27,
1852. We select from it the following choice
gem of oratory :
DIONITY OF AGRICULTURE.
Mr. Chairman, the cultivation of the earth is
the most dignified and exalted occupation which
any man can engage in simply because the
earth is the physical source of all life, and the
actual sustainer of existence. The earth is the
glory of creation being the footstool of God !
It gives clay to the potter ; marble to the build
er ; gems and gold to the miner ; food and rai
ment to man. It gives drink, and shade, and
fuel ; fruits, and odors, and flowers. It affords
a foundation for the habitations of the living ;
it gives shelter to the dead !"
We hope to publish this speech in a short time,
as at is one of the best of the session and pre
sents sound and solid arguments for the bill. We
cannot forbear copying his remarks as to "The
safe defence of a Nation." The honorable gen
tleman says, and says truly :
"Now, Mr. Chairman, let us inquire why the
young farmers of the country ought to be en
couraged t - And in this connection I beg to re
fer briefly to the remarks of the honorable gen
tleman from Maryland, Mr. Bowie. 1 That
gentleman asks :
"Are we impregnable against our enemies ?
Have we provided in peace againt the dangers
of war ? Have we tio rivals now to compete
with T If ill the strong arms and bravt hearts of
the yeomanry tkat you tend into yonr forests be t
protection against tke steam navies of Europe f
ro; you must have fortincations ; yu must
have a navy, armed at all points, and equal to
cope with them, or the history of this Republic
may be written in two words, 'Ilinm fttit.'
Our oldest and most venerated statesmen warn
ed us, in peace to prepare for war."
The gentleman desires to retain th land, and
turn it into money, and build navies and forti
fications. Sir, the hearts of the people form
the only safe rampart for a nation in war. The
best defence you can provide is to nake your
people happy in their permanent homes, so that
they will look to the national invaders as the
invaders of the private hearth ! Trmde occu
pations which will make the arm strong and the
body hardier ! the heart purer and the spirit
lighter and more buoyant ! Sir, as truly as
private favors build up in the hearts of men,
temples of gratitude, so truly willjistional fa
vors to your citizens build up in their hearts
temples of patriotism ; and this bill will per
form the double occupation of nerving the arm
with labor, and kindling patriotism with the
gift. Has there ever been a war, even without
this libcralty, in which the American laborers
were not the first to offer their services to the
country ? I speak of the laborers of all classes.
as well as of the farmers. You who have been
familiar with the raising of volunteers in our
cities, must know that the'young mechanics and
tbe young laborers swell the column. The more
fortunate and the more wealthy, too, with equal
patriotism though not in such large numbers
are there, but to take the places of command;
while the laborer, the mechanic and the farmer
swell the column. Go to the South, if you
please, and note the volunteering there. I have
seen, on many different occasions in the South,
volunteers called out into a line, and the first
who marched up was a farmer boy, scarcely
twenty ; and the second was a farmer boy,
scarcely twenty, and so on to the third nnd
fourth, until it came to the sixtieth and the one
hundreth. They were nearly all farmer boys
working-men, with few and rare exceptions.
And they make the best of soldiers. They have
nerved themselves by toil. They know what
labor is. They enn march all day and all night
without falling sick and spreading pestilence in
the camp. They are the men who perform the
duties of war. Sir, who fought the. battles of
the Revolution ? The American laborer. Who
cleared the wilderness of its savages, in war ?
Ine American laborer. Go to the records of
our last great war, and you will find that nine
out of ten of the soldiers were of the laboring
men of the country.
Nor is it in this capacity alone, that they are
alwaj s foremost. Whenever there is any work
to be done, or great duties to be performed, the
working-man the mechanic or the farmer is
the man to do it. Who constitutes the fire com
panies in your cities ? The laboring man. In
my country, we have a system of working the
roads ten or fifteen days in each year, and the
first man upon the ground to perform his duty
is the young farmer, with hia hoe, or his axe.
or his spade on his shoulder. Sir, the working
men of the country the farmers and the me
chanics as the records show are the men that
do the manual labor for the public. And hence
I proclaim it to be our duty, as the organs of
the publi;, that in dispensing the blessings of
government, we should confer some favors at
least, upon the American laborer."
Th Frte IIomeiteadBill.
The Washington Republic ' thus refers to the
Homestead Bill, as passed by the House. A
perusal of this bill, as it now stands, leaves an
impression that there is a rather material dis
crepancy between the first and sixth sections.
The first provides that any person who is the
head of a family, and a citizen of the United
States, or who had become a citizen prior to
January la6t, shall be entitled, free of cost, to
one hundred and sixty acres of Government
land, on condition of occupancy for five years.
The sixth section enacts, however, that any in
dividual, now a resident of this country, and
who, before seeking benefit from this bill, shall
declare his intention to become a citizen, shall
be also entitled to a free grant on the condition
specified. This provision clearly nullifies the
restriction imposed by the first clause. "
Two other features of the bill are these that
it excludes from its benefits parties alrea ly in
possession of land, or who may sell land with
an Intention to obtain a free grant ; and that the
land acquired under its regulations shall not be
held liable for debts- contracted prior to the is
suance of the patent.
" XXXIId Cougrtic
Washixgtox, May 12.
Senate. Mr-. Dodge of Iowa presented peti
tions for a grant of lands to the Hungarian ex
iles settled in that state Mr. Shields reported a
bill abolishing the 6taff of the army, staff du
ties to be performed by officers detailed from
the line Mr. Rusk gave notice of a bill to re
duce newspaper postaage . . i
The House went into committee on the Home
stead BilL A substitute was submitted yester
day, by Mr. Brown of Miss., proposing to per
petuate pre-emptions to actual settlers on pub
lic lands pre-empted, by paying oue dollar and
twenty-five cents per acre to the government.
The committee rose and reported the bill as a-
mended to the House, and it was then agreed to,
yeas 107, nays 56. It provides that any person
the head of a family, a citizen of the United
States shall be entitled to enter and settle upon
one-quarter section of unappropriated public
land, provided he make affidavit that he cr she
is not the owner of any estate in land and has
not disposed of any estate in land to obtain the
benefit of this act.
The New York correspondent of the Phila
ctelphia Inquirer, under date of May 14, thus
writes concerning the doings of the great char
tist orator :
"This morning, while business of the Superi
or Court was quietly progressing before Judge
Sand ford, a large fine looking man entered the
Court room, and walking forward to the bench
mounted the platform, and with the utmost
nonchalance seated himself beside the Judge.
All eyes were turned towards the stranger, and
"Who is it ?" "Who is it ?" was queried on all
sides. At length after taking a deliberate view
of the room and audience, bench and bar, the
stranger descended from the bench and walked
out with a listless air, as if he had no special
object in view.
The singular genius was Fergus O'Conner, and
this is a specimen of his conduct from day to
day. As he was going out, a gentleman con
nected with the press, who had known Mr. O'C.
in London, approached him, and after the usual
salutations had passed, enquired "How is your
health now, Mr. O'Conner ?" "0 very bad, ve
ry bad," replied the M. P. "I eat nothing all
yesterday, very bad, very bad." And this was
his reply to similar questions yesterday and the
day before, notwithstanding he does good table
duty all the time. It is not surprising that a
commission of lunacy was issued or applied in
his case, in England.
From the Dublin Kation.
Escape of Thomas Sleaglicr.
Thomas Meagher has escaped. The noblest
and most gifted of our Confederates has broken
his chains, and is now a freeman in the world.
Thank God. Thank God for his deliverance.
A new hope is given to liberty a glorious ad
vocate is restored to Ireland.
We have but meagre details to disclose in or
der to satisfy the impatience of the country to
hear of this fortunate story. Here is the whole
One of the most estimable and independent of
our citizens, (whose name we have permission
to make known to Meagher's friends,) has com
municated to us the joyful intelligence. He
has received a letter from his brother-in-law, an
assistant surgeon in the British navy, written
from llobart Town, and bearing date the 18th
of last January, which states that Meagher had
escaped, aud that the government officials had
searched his house in vain. He had fled beyond
capture and pursuit. The bloodhounds were af
ter him, but had missed their prey.
The principles embodied in the following res
olutions, is said to be the platform on which
General Scott will stand during the next cam
paign. It covers everything North, South, East
and West. After yielding so much to the South
he will surely sweep that section of the country
like some mighty avalanche. Here are the res
First Licbessel, Kaiserlish, Konigliehereri
tionsstilut and Sandy Lachenmayer, Kaisorlich
Second 0 I
Third 01 0 !
Fourth 0 I 0 ! 0 !
From the Capitol.
Washington, May 15.
Extensive preparations are making for the ac
commodations of the National Democratic Con
vention aud their friends, to be held at Balti
more next month. The members of the Con
vention are to be posted on an elevated platform
so as to enable all who attend to see and hear
Measures have recently been taken to secure
the representation of a Whig Delegation from
Georgia to the National Whig Convention; nnd
South Carolina, it is said, will also be represen
ted. A number of the most prominent Democrats
here declare that if General Cass is nominated,
that the South will repudiate it, and run a can
didate of their own.
It is said that the newly arrived Mexican Min
ister has instructions to insist upon the payment
of claims of Mexican citizens under the late
treaty, on account of Indian depredations.
Death from Camphlne
The Hollidaysburg Register says that a boy
named John Updegrove, about 14 years of age,
came to his death on the morning of the Cth in
stant, on board the section boat Hopewell, Cap
tain Ford, by the bursting of the large bow cam-
phine lamp. About 8 o'clock on the night pre
vious, the bowsman took the lamp into the cabin
to fill and trim it; and after having, as he de
clares, carefully adjusted it, applied a lighted
taper, when it immediately exploded, scattering
the burning liquid through the cabin. The
bowsman rushed from the cabin and plunged
into the canal and thus saved himself. The poor
boy was sleeping on the lower berth, and was
immediately cnvelopej. in flames. All his clothes
were burned from his body, many parts of which
were literally roasted.
FJIOM OUR EXCHANGES.
JPyCol. Benton says he will run on his own
Tl'nnlr fnv Cnnrrraaa nA that he never aSfceCl a
JBQy-It is said that President Fillmore will not
receive more than five votes of the Whig Delega
tion from New York to the National Convention
J5Mrs, Partington 6ays, the times have
changed since she was a young lady for now.
in Broadway, you may read several signs as
follows: "Ladies felt, and' straw bonnets for
J6S?A Dutchman being called upon for a
toast said : "Here ish do de heroes wno nae,
pleet, and die mit de paddle of Punger Hill, of
whom 1 is von.
W3)LAhard workinc but sickly mother recently
most grossly insulted a daughter a beauty ef
sixteen by asking the Miss to assist her in the
kitchen. Was there ever anything 6o outra
BQ,The man who ate his dinner with the
fork of a river has been attempting to spin a
BS?Each county in Deleware has unanimous
ly instructed Ler delegates for Gen. Cass, and
the Gazette accordingly places his name at the
head of the paper as the candidate of tlie Dem
ocracy of the State.
jggyCharles F. Mayer, heretofore a promi
nent hig, of Baltimore, a gentleman of fine a-
bilities, has written a communication strongly
recommending Gen. Wool for the Presidency,
Mr. Mayer, it is said, will hereafter act with the
BgThe Supreme Court commenced its ses
sion for this district, at the Capitol, yesterday.
Judges Black, Gibson and Lewis were in atten
dance at the opening of the court. We notice a
number of attorneys from Lancaster and Read
ing in our borough, for the purpose of trying ca
ses before the court. Ilarrisburg Union.
ES-Baltimore, May 12. The New Orleans
Picayune of the 4th inst., received this morning,
states that an extensive and dangerous crevasse
occurred in the Mississippi river, on the 2d inst,
a short distance below Lake Providence. It was
100 yards in width and 8 feet deep, and the wa
ter was rushing through it with great force,
threatening immense damage to property. j
Private letters from Nineveh stute that j
CoL Rawlinson, who is now conducting the ex-1
cavations abandoned by Mr. Layard, "has o
pened out the entire place of sepulture of the
Kings and Queens of Assyria." "There they
lie," we are told, "in huge stone sarcophagi
with ponderous lids, just as they were deposited
more than 3000 years ago."
fiigfEx-Governor Toucey, of Connecticut, who
has just been elected to tbe U. S. Senate, filled
the office of Attorney General during the latter
part of Mr. Polk's admistration. He is a relia
able Democrat and will ably represent his State
in the councils of the nitiou with marked abil
ity. BS-Wm. F. De Saussure, Esq., who has been
appointed to the United States Senate from
South Carolina, as the successor of Mr. Rhett,
is said to be on old and distinzuished member of j
the bar, and has served repeatedly in the Legis
lature of that State. He bore a conspicuous
dart in the late struggle in the State, and was
an active member of the Secession party.
BgSFergus O'Connor, M. F., the celebrated
Chartist orator, arrived recently in New York,
from England ; and some of his first acts give
some color to the belief that he is insane. The
New York Post says: He strolled into Stew
art's store and, chucking a handsome young wo
man among the purchasers under the chin, ask
ed how she would like a moustache? He was
ejected from the premises, aud afterwards re
turned, but did not renew any of his wild tricks.
It is said that he left England without the know
ledge of his friends, and that they will come to
this country after him by the next steamer.
.W'omas Cct oct or a Chimnet. On
Wednesday last, it wasTliscovered that a woman
was wedged in the chimney of a house in White's
court, Philadelphia. To extricate her, it was
found necessary to cut a hole through the ma
sonry, just above the fire place. When relieved
shs was nearly suffocated, and badly injured.
How she came in her perilous and awful situa
tion, could not be ascertained with certainty.
Her story was that she fell down the chimney
by a misstep, while hanging out some clothes.
There was another story that she entered the
flue from the top to conceal herself from a cons
table who, with one or two others was in pursuit
of her. She was in the chimney some five
giajfSeveral cannon balls have been dug out
of a hill in East Boston, which stands opposite
Breed's Hill, and it is supposed they were fired
at the battle of Bunker Hill.
g-35-We see it stated that the Cumberland
Valley Sentinel and the Valley Spirit, two excel
lent Democratic papers published at Chambers
burg, are to be united on the 1st of July.
Bj3i,The Newport News, the Whig organ at
that place, announces that their summer visi
tors can obtain "just as much liquor as they
want, and just as freely" as ever, in spite of the
passage of the Maine law in Rhode Island.
This is quite a shameless avowel for a "law and
JfsayLola Montez writes from Albany to her
friend in New York : "I will never stop at a
Temperance House again. It contains nothing
but bed-bugs and Bibles."
BA,The power of Jenny Lind's voice may be,
in some measure, understood, when it is stated
that it was distinctly heard more than a quart
er of a mile from the Town Hall on the evening
of the concert m Northampton. !
Bgl-Cork hats are extensively advertised in
London papers ; weight, four ounces.
At the Dublin meeting for the erection of a
monument to Moore, the following resolution
was passed: "That although the duty proper
ly devolves on Irishmen to initiate this underta
king, we consider it due to the universality of
the fame of Thomas Moore, that his admirers,
without distinction of country, should be affor
ded the privilege of testifying, by their contri
butions, their appreciation of his genius and
their veneration for his memory." WTe have
many monumental enterprises of our own just
now in progress, yet it is to be hoped that Amer
ica will make some response to the above invita
tion. BJuMost Astounding Freak or Nature.
On Friday, the 7th inst., a post mortem exami
nation was held by Dr. Parkhurst on the body
of the widow of Amos Eddy, in the town of
Frankfort, Herkimer County, aged u years,
and to the utter astonishment of all present a
full-grown child was found, which she had car
ried for the terra of forty-six years. It was cas
ed in a sort of bony or cartilaginous structure,
except one leg and one foot and one elbow, which
were almost entirely ossified. The facts and
circumstances of the above case will be publish
ed at full length in tne different medical journ
als as soon as Dr. Y. finds leisure to put togeth
er the history of which he has extensive notes
that he has kept for the last twelve years, as
weir as of her. lite rctore ana , after- marrvace.
which took place fifty-tw o-years ago. Utica Ob
JB-Thi Wheat CRopPre'dict;,,
g the wheat croP of Pennsylvania VkS
are beine made at this I. ' wsoe
is said,' will be a-Bhort one, probable i
est for many years'. It is very uien Shors
parts of the country being good, ThihTin
parts it is almost a total failure. " ctLtt
BfB-The Paris correspondence ' of th. t ,
pendance Beige contains the follow it
Some days ago the English 'Mmistry "aa ;
med that Kossuth was on the point f r'fcr
the United States t6 return to England
prehending how much alarn' WprWnr.
great Hungarian agitator would ccasi7n '
Austrian Government, the BritislTCaW v ?b
ened to give, propria motu, to M. de Eua' ? v
nenetein, fresh pacific assurances and r
nicated to him the energetic measures it a"
ded to take, remaining however, within tl .r
its of strict legality, in case Kossuth g0!v.
renew his revolutionary plots upon tLa Cc"J'
J&S?A Very French SncrrE. Our r i
will remember that we gave an account tL
er day of the trial and conviction of J.'J
Lyons, for killing a young lady in the tW
in order that he might be executed. A e:o -circumstance,
which we did not mention
connected with tbe affair. He went to tie rfU
atre with the intention of killing some one a
happened to seat himself just behind two v'c
ladies. For some time he was undecidetNh'l!
to select for his victim, but finally chose th
younger and prettier au being '.'nearer and tn
fit for heaven." Tbe neglected leautr on lew
ning the reason of his choice, was so profound
affected at the slight that k1 f,i uuua'y
tion, would take no nourishment, nd finally
uv. 1UV JJ VUUiJiillUilg OU1C1UC
JESFIIow to Cook a Potato. Wash it we''
but let there be no scraping. At thetLicke
end cut off niece the s5t rS a ,:'
is the safety valve through which the steam ei!
capes, and all rents in the skin r tWa
vented, just as the valve prevents a rupture ia
j-A Curious Truth. TLe bones of k)a
are hollow and filled with air. If a etrii,g
tied tightly round the neck of a sparrow.
no air can enter its lungs, and its legs be fcrcka
it will live. 'Respiration will take t,!tce W
means oi me tiroten tione.
Railroad from Pittsburg to Baltimoe?-
The Somerset (Pa) Whig urges the construct.
of a railroad from Pittsburg to Baltimore, n
states that at the late session of the PennsriTi
nia Legislature a bill was passed which efiVctu.
ally secures the right of way through this time.
This bill, it appears, gives authority to a cc
pany (previously chartered to -build a p'.iLk
road from Meyer's Mills, on the Casselniani
river route, in Somerset county to the Miir.
land line, on or near Mr. John M. Luchsu&c i
farm, not far from Cumberland, Md.,) to ccni
truct a railroad on their route, subject only to
the general laws regulating railroad's in PtLt,f
ylvania. This, it is said, secures the whole
track from Pittsburg to the Maryland line, kA
leaves a few miles only between the State line
and Cumberland to make the connection. Tie
Whig seems to think that this road will certain
ly be built at no distant day, as the increase
travel and the transportation of the country wiU
The Political Fog.
The Maryland State Capitol Gazette aavs tint
very little can bepredicted as yet relative to tL
action of the Democratic National Convention.
It is confessed oa all sides that Cass will come
there very much stronger than any other candi
date whatever, and will probably get over a hun
dred votes ou the first ballot. The following
States are considered certain for Mr. Buchaoui
Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and New Jer
sea. It is also 6aid that he may get two or
three districts in Ohio, through the influence of
Ex-Senator Allen. The vote now stands cenin
for Douglas Iowa, Illinois, Florida, Georgia.
Arkansas, South Carolina, and. fourteen dik
tricts of Ohio. Indiana goes for the nohle oM
Roman, General Lane, as her first choice. Del
aware, Louisiana, Michigan, and a large por
tion of New England and a large portion tf
Ohio, are committed to General Cass. Ken
tucky goes for General Butler, New York fir
Marcy. Most of the New England States will
strike for the highest bidder at the Cunventka
itself. The vote for Virginia will be determin
ed by circumstances transpiring there also.
Aw ful Death.
In Baltimore recently, John R. Burns, grocer,
residing at No. 55 Ross street, died from poison
communicated to his system by a diseased hcrse
afflicted with glanders, and during an admii;i
tration of medicine, thrust in the aniniurs mouth
his hand, the middle finger of which had teen
previously cut, and the flesh laid open. Thro
this wound the poisonous virus, was absorbed
and mortification having supervened.
Smith was called upon to amputate the diseased
member. Perceiving, however, that the poison
had penetrated to every portion of the unfortu
nate man's system, the Professor declined per
forming the operation, and stated that no earth
ly skill could save his life. After lingering in
great agony, death closed the scene. The carpi
presented a blackened, hideous appearance.
Later from California.
New York, May 17.
The steamship Daniel Webster, arrived her
at midnight, in eight days from San Juan, with
305 passengers, and over 400,000 ia gold &
freight and in the hands of passengers.
The Daniel Webster brings San FraEc:
dates per steamship Independence, to the 16th
ult., being eleven days later than the last
The U. S. slocp-of-war Decatur left San J"13
for Tensacola on the 2d of May..
Business at fcan rrancisco was moderate.;
active. There had been no material change u
TntfllifrTir, bnd ron0iiil KArpmcntO that
Indians in Scott Valley had killed one hundred
and forty white men and stolen 4U,wu w
of property. .
The Quartz Mills in Mariposa county tn
been highly successful. . ,
The bill for the construction of an electric tel
egraph from the principal cities of Califrm
had passed the Senate. ,
Crimes amongst the whites had decre
Scarcely a robbery was heard of. (
Indian murders were reported in severs,
Important From Mexleo
New Orleans, May l
By the arrival to-day, of the brigs An
and Tehuantepec, from Vera Cruz, e
dates to the 9th inst.
The advices from the city of .Mexico reF
excitement as prevailing, in consequence
conspiracy being discovered against the 00
ment on the 24th ult. , . jai
Several arrests had already taken P''
the citizens generally were purchasing a
which to defend themselves. f troop
The Government had ordered a W w w
to be immediately despatched to the aw
the Calza Calense. . era Cm
Telegraphic communications from t e
to Orizaba, has commenced, and despa lc
now daily transmitted between ,w0 0 0p
: . A-conductor had left' the cy of r;1? fcUr
the 24th, for Vera Cruz, with one miiuca
hundred thousand dollars in fpecie.