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Andrew J. Rhey, Editor.
Thiirsday, May 10, 1S53.
For Canal Commissioner,
THOMAS II. FORSYTH,
of Philadelphia County.
Tor Auditor General,
of Mifflin County.
Tor Surveyor General,
,1. I'OUTEB BRAWLET,
of Crawford County.
JEyThe editor is away from home, busily
engaged in surveying lands, &c ; a suffcient ex
cuse for any errors or lack of local and editorial
liews in to-days paper.
THE GREAT KAILS9AD OF THE AGE.
We arc glad to learn that the Government au.
thorities nre exerting themselves to the utmost.
relation to the survey of the various railroad J
routes to the Pacific. The subject is one that
muit continue to eogross t large thare of the
public attention for a long time to come. In.
d:ed, the measure has already been delayed un
liccessarily. We regard such a highway as is
proposed, as not only of the utmost importance j
.i a commercial point of view, bat as absolutely !
ornti.il to unite and bind the Union more
t:lM:ly together. The wonder indeed is, con-j
Mdering the distance between the Atlantic and
the Pacific, and the ambitious and adventurous
fp'rits who have pitched their tents upon the
waters of the latter, that there has been no
movement heretofore, looking to an independent
organization, and chiefly because of the want of
au overland route. It should be remembered,
moreover, that distance is not calculated to
etreugthen the ties of affection, especially with a
New World, so to speak, spread out before the
rjes of the excited and the enthusiastic, and
with an intervening space of thousands of miles
betwn the early homes of boyhood, and the
chosen abode of matured years. It is this view
of the subject that deepens the interest which
sittaches to the proposed iron highway an in
terest that must increase from year to year, until
the full and final completion of the great and
Mr. Kennedy, in an admirable Report sub
mitted to Congress, just before the close of the
last session, stated some views that deserve to be
repeated in this connexion. He says that no
scientific survey of any route west of the frontiers
of Missouri has yet been made, and it is not
probable that any can be found, that will bring
the line of travel between the Mississippi and
the ocean, within the limit of sixteen hundred
miles. The coast he estimates at 72,000,000
a large sum, it is true, but nothing in compar.
ison with the magnitude and advantages of the
enterprise. Thorou gh surveys of all the lead
ing routes are now in progress, and the results
A -"-J - .-i. f . -g,. - ie tiiio
road were completed, and the route continued
westward by steamship to Calcutta, it would ac
cording to Mr. Kennedy, reduce the time requir
ed for the circuit of the globe by the American
overland route, to 63 days as follnws :
From New York to San Francisco, 4 days.
San Francisco to Hong Kong, 25 "
Hong Kong to Calcutta,
Calcutta to Bombay,
Hombay to England,
London to New York,
We repeat, tLe liveliest interest will be felt for
the Ilenorts of tlie various surveying commis.
ti'jns, and then for the action of Congress.
Making and Unmaking.
The following editorial notice we cut from the
. Philadelphia Pennsylcanian :
"Bexamix F. Parke, the newly appointed
Postmaster of Ilarrisburg, is among the best of
the selections of the President. He combines
with the intelligence of an honest man, the high
qualities of stern devotion to the principles and
men of the Democratic party, and he will bring
into his new position, active and useful industry
in the discharge of his duties."
Seme months ago, when Richard M'Alister,
of Ilarrisburg, was an applicant foe an office,
the Pennsylvania was lavish of its praise of him,
uud after the imprint of such a kiss, given but
to betray, the same paper, in a few short days,
unsaid all the nice things written concerning
Jiim, and out of its own mouth condemned itself
for uttcriug what was false. And such may be
the course of said journal in reference to the
above appointment, for it is rumored, and, in-
deed, so far as we can learn, undoubted, tha1
Mr. Parke took an active part in the nomination
and election of Gen. Taylor, voted for him and
for Gov. Johnston, in 1813, and is strongly sus
peeteu ot voting for John P. Hale in 1852. Fur-
I. ...... At. . m r -b
iiiuiiuun.-, me uamc oi Dir. i". aoes uot appear
in the ward book, usually kept in cities, as a
democrat, but has becu placed among the whi"-
names, or doubtful ones, the same thing. He
i, wc doubt not, an excellent citizen and wor
thy man, but his devoteddess to the party is
questionable. Mr. Hope, wc think, has over
shot the mark in giving to Mr. P. so fair a rep-
utation, not as a man but as a democrat, but wc
trut he may rescue himself from the dilemma
in a more creditable manner than he did from
the M'Alister affair. This building up of a man
in to-days paper aud repudiation of him in to
morrow?, so that his full may be the greater, is
unworthy the vocation of an editor. Wc like it
Sy A Military Taradc will be held in
Youngstown, Westmoreland county, on the 11th,
J3th and lGth days of June, to which the volun
teers of Cambria, Westmoreland, Allegheny,
Armstrong, cayctie, oomerat ana Indiana are
aT Gov. Footc, of Miss., has challenged all
hb oompctitors for U. S. Senator, to meet hi:n
on the fctnrop, and diocuss their claims befur
Military Parade. FROM OUR EXCHANGES.
,, , . v v r i- 1 .J John Adams once remarked that New England
The Cambria county battalion of olunteers . , . ... .. - ,.
; had four institutions, anv one of which would
paraded at Jefferson for drill and Inspection on , have leil to nati0nai independence. These were:
Friday last, and made quite a creditable display. the (Congregational Church, the Town Meeting,
The weather was fine, and every thing transpired . the Volunteer Militia and Free School,
to render the parade a pleasant one. Quite a! There are now in California about twenty-two
number of persons had congregated from differ- thousand Chinamen. The capital invested and
; , ., I owned by the Chinese in the State, is one million
ent. sections of the county to witness it, and "jof dollars
forded us an opportunity of taking many friends
by the hand. .
In the afternoon the batalion was inspected,
John Linton the Brigade
Inspector and in the evening the several com
panies returned home without any thing having
occurred to mar the pleasures of the day.
The batalion was commanded by Col. C. II.
Heyer, who was assisted in his duties by Maj.
J. M'Laughlin, and adjt. John Gardner. Owing
to the busy period of the year, the turn-out was
not as large as it might have been, but the com
panies mustered as follows :
Cambria Guards Capt. M'Dermit, Lieut.
Dlair, Os. John Evans 23 muskets.
Sr. American Highlanders Capt,
Lieuts. Dougherty, M'Meel, and Findley, Os.
Stewart 25 muskets.
Junior American Highlanders Capt. Hum
phreys, Lieuts. Gardner, Storm, and Kiffel, Os.
John Kiffel 23 muskets.
Quitman Guards Capt. Alexander, Lieuts.
Harbour, Dunlap and Hawe, Os. John Holder
Allegheny Infantry Capt. Scbnetber;
Little, and Kaylor, Os. P. Braniff 25 muskets.
Montgomery Guards Capt. M.Stewart, Lieuts.
Brophy, M'Conliff, and Stewart, Os. Boyle 36
Washington Rifles Capt. White, L'euts. Fox,
Sharp and My res, OS. M'Gough 10 rifles.
We observe by the Pittsburg Post of Monday
last, that our remarks last week in reference to
the course pursued by Mr. Harper's paper, has
brought that gentleman down on us like a flapdoodle-smasher.
Wre are sorry for this, having always regarded
the Post favorably, but as we are personally ac
quainted with Mr. Anderson, the successful ap
plicant for the Post-office at that place, we could
not refrain from giving expression to our feel
ings at the want of courtesy, and magnanimity
exhibited by the Post towards him. We will
not, nor do we desire to enter into a paper con
troversy with the Post for several reasons, espe
cially as we only edit a weekly, whilst our tal
ented opponent controls the columns of a daily,
giving him in this respect alone six times the
advantage over us. This, without taking into
view the difference in talent, and circulation of
the papers, induces us most respectfully to de
cline it. What we wrote last week, and we did
it without the "promptings of outsiders," was
written not so much against Mr. Harper, as
against the magnanimity exhibited by him to
wards a successful competitor for office. We
must however, we suppose, submit, and be re
garded by the Post to be still held in leading.
strines Bv the by are not all country, editors
considered small potatoes by the city editors of
dailies ? What says our friend Tracgh, of the
LOCAL AND EDITORIAL ITEMS.
The Cotillion Party at the House of Maj.
G. Marlett, Plane No. 2, on Wednesday even
ing, 8th of June, promises to be a very brilliant
affair. Marlett is tbo very man to "get up" an
entertainment of the kind in most excellent style,
and we are confident that all who attend will
spend an agreeable and delightfully pleasant
CSuMr. Wm. Wilmore was caught between
the bumpers of two cars at Jefferson, on Friday
evening last, and bruised considerably. He has
however, sufficiently recovered as to be able to
attend to his usual business.
SLieut. W. C. Barbour, in attempting to
get off a locomotive at Jefferson.
missed his foothold and was thrown with much
force on the ground. He had his head badly
cut, and sustained several bruises about his
body. He made quite a narrow escape.
rgr-Two buildings at the Summit, one occu
pied as a carpenter shop by Messrs. Stewart
and Moore, and the other as the residence of
Mr. Stewart, caught fire on Saturday afternoon
last, and were entirely consumed. " How the fire
originated we could not learn. Mr. Moore, we
believe, had an insurance on his property for
sinn .m . ..
wV .-ii.w m cover tne greater amount ofhis
loss. The contents of the two houses
fSTDr. G. B. Kelley, late of Pittsburgh, of-
lua-ssioiiai services to the citizens of
Jeuerson and vicinity. IJe has the
of being a very excellent physician.
Our Minister to Mexico.
The Journal of Commerce has been favored
with the following extraot of a letter from Col.
James Gadsden, the nfcwly appointed Minister
to Mexico. The Colouel has the furtherance
of Free Trade strongly at heart, and says
"You will probably bo as much surprised as
myself with my Mexican appointment. It took
me bysurprise, bnt as a voluntary offering from
the President, it is the higher appreciated. I
nave long lelt a desire to visit the domains of
Montezuma, and to do so, under existing circum
stances and opportunities, is the more gratifv-
mg. My only anxiety is, that I may justify the
President in the high trust reposed, and fulfil
tne promises oi a laithful representative.
" you oq Kind enough to collect for me
among those engaged in the Mexican trade, all
the statistics which may be valuable and impor
tant. I desire to understand thoroughly our
Commercial Relations with that country, and to
see to what extent they may be encouraged and
extended advantageously to us, under the broad
banner of Free and unrestricted Trade.
"Free and uninterrupted intercourse rnmm.
cially and socially with Mexico, will accomplish
more m harmonizing the disturbing disagreement
between the two countries, than all the treaties
and negotiations which diplomacy mav awnmJ
plish. They arc the great panacea of near.
earth and good will towajds mankind, the fore-shnd-jwing
of the Christian millenium."
The President has determined, it is said, to
appoint a commissioner to the Sand wich Islands,
of sufficient ability and wisdom, td' effect the an;
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mhuob o uib conmrv w ynueu oiace3.
snouiu sucu a measure ue requisite to prevent
it from falling into the hands of France.
The Pacific Railroad, from St. Louis to Kirk-
wood a distance of thirteen and a half miles, was
'opened on the 11th inst., and it is expected that
!in a few weeks more, it will be completed to the
length, thirty-nine miles.
Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, upon receiving
the news of the melancholy accident which re
sulted in the loss of President Pierce's only 6on,
personally wrote a letter to Mr. Ingersoll, in
condolence for the Bad affliction the President
We hear that the Lowell Railroad, which had
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Deen in operation aooui sixteen years, bus tar
ried ten million of passengers, or two hundred
and sixty million of persons one mile, without
having lost a life during that period.
Why are six ring-tailed monkeys, suspending
themselves from a palm-tree picking cocoa-nuts,
more truthful than James, the novellist? Be
cause they depend for support, not upon works
of fiction, but upon tales of real life.
A private in one of the Irish regiments, en
gaged in the dreadful battle of Salamanca cried
out, during the hottest part of the actions "Oh,
murder, murder, I'm kilt entirely !" "Are you
wounded?" inquired an officer near him.
"Wounded is it, your honor?" replied the gal
lant Emeralder, "by jabers, I'm worse than
killed out and out ; wasn't I waiting for the last
quarter of an hour for a pull at Jim Murphy's
pipe, and there now it is shot out of his mouth!"
Talking of false pretences, a gentleman of
Albany, recently married a young lady reputed
to be rich, who not only turned out to be poor,
but some seven hundred dollars in debt, which
he had to liquidate ! She assured him, howev
er, that the debt was contracted for diy goods,
which she bought to captivate him. Generous
creature ! Only think of a fish paying for the
hook with which it was caught. Albany Tran
Mr. Webster's Debts. A Boston correspond
ent of the New York Evening Post, says the at
tempt to raise by subscription a fund to pay off
the incumbrances on Mr. Webster's estate, which
has been feebly languishing along for some time,
has at length been totally extinguished by the
presentation of a claim for ten thousand dollars,
by Caleb Cushing, on account of money loaned
to Mr. Webster. The writer adds that as there
is an indefinite amount outstanding of similar
obligations incurred by Mr. Webster, it is hard
ly likely that the committee on the fund will re
sume their labors.
The Florida Indians. A Washington letter
says: The government has determined not to
attempt to use force in the subjection of the
Florida Indians, but to proceed with the surveys
of the land there, believing that all that is ne
cessary is to convince the Indians that the pro
cess of settlement is to go on quietly, in order
to induce them to give up their hostile demon
strations and accept of terms to peaceably join
their friends west of Arkansas.
Speed on Railroad Bridges. The Superin
t.mloit of the Philadelphia and Columbia rail
road has given orders that no trains shall cross
any bridge at a greater speed than six miles an
hour. This is a 6alutary regulation, and we be
lieve the same has been adopted by the Central,
the Ilarrisburg and Lancaster, and the Balti
more and Susquehannah roads. If rigidly en
forced, it will make railroad travelling more
safe, as well as prolong the Juration of bridges.
As yet, we are informed that engineers and con
ductors do not strictly observe it. This nay be
owing to its recent adoption. It is probahle that
a sense of duty will induce a rigid enforcement
on the part of the superintendents of the sever
al roads. Public opinion, as well as the corpo
rate interests of the roads, demand it.
- Some idea of the vigor infused into the differ
ent branches of the public service at Washing
ton, by the new administration, may be gained
from the fact stated by the Republic (whig) that
there "has been in the Pension Bureau, an in
crease of full one third in the amount of business
consummated during the month of April with a
considerably diminished force, over the amount
accomplished in the previous month. So, also
in the Land Office and Indian Office, back busi
ness is being rapidly brought up." So it socms
that under the new administration, full one third
more business is accomplished in the same time,
with a smaller number of clerks, than was un
der the federal rule. This is a fact worthy of
note, and indicates pretty plainly that the expec
tations of the people in this behalf are not to be
disappointed by the administration of General
JByThe following appeared as an advertise
ment in a late publication of the London Times:
Good Christians ! It grieves me to expose my
self and family before you this morning. I am
a poor Curate of the Church of England, una
ble to obtain sufficient by my emnlovmentto
provide my wife and children. If any kind rcr-
son will bestow an old coat' an old pair of boots,
an old hat, or frock, or even a broken umbrella,
l win return liim my most graeful thinks-!
The Price of a CiiAiR.'-i-SeFcral "wekjsigoV
at the salo of tho person a hijffocJs of the Jnte
Daniel Webster, the jcharrl usnalff.ttocupieu by
that statesman in his library-P-a1mmoacane-seat,
with castors, the original costyof which was
not probably more than a dollar add" -fifty cents
was "knocked down" at sixteen dollars and a
half to a gentleman from Boston, who was offer
ed, but refused, ten dollars advance for his
"bargain." But not coming forward to pay for
tne property, it was on Saturday morning resold
by McUuire m front of his auction rooms, and
an intimate acquaintance and friend of Mr. Web
ster, connected with the State Department, be-
came tne purchoser ot the chair, at four dollars
ami fifty cents, or about one-sixth of the value
which was attached to it on the Drevious occa
sion. Wash. Republic.
Several sad accideuts have recently occurred
at the Hippodrome, New York. On Wednesday
evening, one of the female ripcrs was thrown to
tne groumi with great violence, receiving a dan
gerous fracture of one of her arms, and also a
severe injury in the back part of her head, from
which tho blood flowed profusely. She was
raised from tho ground apparently Benseless,
and the performances were suspended. After
having been hurried into a rear teut, and while
tlie audiance were anxious to ascertain whether
the woman was killed, she was brought into the
ring in a chariot, accompanied by Franconi.
She was deadly pale, but almost by superhuman
exertion, succeeded in rctainihg her self-possession
until she was driven once around the en
closure. It -was apparent to the intelligent a
mong the spectators that this act was perform
ed for the purpose of allaying the excitement of
the audience, and of inducing . the impression
that the lady's injuries were not serious.
Gotleib Funchell, a jolly Dutchman from Ad
ams County, was brought up under the imputa
tion of carrying a certain building material in
his head covering. He bore the charge with
much good humor, shooks hands with all the
watchmen when introduced into the office, and
offered to shake hands with the Mayor, but tho
etiquette of the bench would not admit of such
"VotforamI tuck up ?" inquired Myhneer
Funchell, glancing around on the officers of the
44 You are accused of being Crunk," observed
"Oh ! isU dat all ? Veil, I wash drunk
drunk as be tain but I wash not rascal drunk ;
I was shentlemin drunk. 1 note trink any tarn
sheep and homeboge stuff, like der Yankee vag
abone ; no visky, or rome, or prandy, you see.
I niclis like him much."
"You admit you were intoxicated. The law
requires you to pay a fine."
"Yaw, Iidmit I wash shenteel intosskate, 1
say so tree time afore."
"Then you must pay one dollar and fifty
"Bah ! how much you sharge der loafer vot
kit drunk mit der dirty prandywein ? How much
must pay der Irish ragmuff vot tossicate mit der
pisen nigbead visky ?"
"They all pay the same one dollar and a
"Veil den, I kit drunk mit Myhneer Dolph
Wolfe's Aromatic Scheidam Schnapps. Vot for
am I going to pay der lousy von fifty ? Ish dat
der shenteel figger ? Be tam, I paysh fioe dol
lars." And so Mvhneer Funchell planked his half
eagle with an air of insulted dignity, feeling
justly incensed at beingtreated like a common
loafer who gets tipsy at the three cent grogger
ies. By the way, the idea is not a bad one ; a
man who can afford to drink the best liquor,
should pay the biggest price for too much indul
gence in it. Phila. Mercury.
By one who has been thro" the "misery." Sec
ond Day. Speechless extacy bliss impossible
to be expressed.
Fifth day Bliss still in the ascendant appe
tite begins to "look up."
Ninth day Lady eats her dinner without be
ing kissed between every mouthful.
Twelfth day "Oh you naughty, naughty boy!"
not said so frequently.
Fifteenth day Gentleman fancies a walk
solus comes home and discovers his charmer in
Sixteenth day Gentleman and lady having
returned to the world of sighs, gentle chidings,
and promise "never to go out alone in future,"
are invisible nearly all day.
Eighteenth day Lady is presented with a
magnificent breast-pin gentleman consults her
about the details of the ir domestic arrange
ments. Twenty first day Gentleman and lady fancy
a "little change," and go to church.
Twenty fifth day Lady begins to "pack up,"
preparatory to returning from her wedding tour
gentleman assists her, and only kisses her once
during the operation.
Twenty eighth day On the journey gentle
man keeps his "lady bird" very snug.
Twenty ninth day Commit the dreadful faux
pas oi tailing asieep in eacn otner s com
Thirtieth-day Arrive home greeted by
mother-in-law on the threshold mother-in-law
hugs her dear son, and vanishes aloft with daugh
ter husband dancing attendance in sitting room
for hours already feels savage because the din
ner is getting cold, and spirit begins to rebel
against the mother of his Amelia. Amelia pre
sently descends, looking very charming hus
band brightens up, dinner put on the table
mother-in-law drinks wine, and is affected to
tears Amelia consoles her dear "Ma" even
ing wears on mother-in-law leaves Augustus
returns inward thanks, and goes to bed, deter
mined to be at the store very early in the morn
ing and wake up the clerks. Lantern.
The Whig Party.
The New York Sunday Times ,a no-party pa
per thus speaks of what was once a powerful
party in this country :
Henceforth this party is to be spoken of in
the past tense. Daniel Webster, in his last ill
ness, prophesied its dissolution the Tribune
pronounces it dead. The truth is, that its 'great
issues' have been dead ever since tho reign of
'Captain Taylor." The exchequer scheme, that
was to stand in the place of a United States
Bank, was one of its last kicks. The Mexican
war knocked it into a cocked hat. General Tay
lor was elected on the strength ofhis own emi
nent services, not as the representative of whig
principles, and the whig party would have fal
len to pieces even before the close of Mr. Fill
more o 'Jnunistration, had it not been sustained
with all its sins of omission and commission, on
the Atlas shoulders of that noble-hearted and
magnanimous statesman, Henry Clay, whom it
treated with more ingratitude than ever before
repaid high service, but who, with the chivalry
which balonged to his glorious soul, bore it up
in storm and in tempest as faithful as if it had
been worthy of support. With Mr. Clay died
the whig party ; Mr. Webster composed its epi
taph, and Gen. Scott and his friends buried it
so deeply that it is doubtful whether the hand of
resurrection will ever reach it.
It is thought by many persons that the Tri
bune, which endeavered to revive it when in
articulo mortis, and has since, after applying a
looking-glass to its month, pronounced it "a
goner," was necessory to "the deep damnation
of its taking off." Upon this delicate point we
.shall not hazard an opinion. Others suppose
that General Scott's western speeches gave it
the coup de grace, and there are some who as
sert that it was stabbed in the back by the Un
ionists of the party. The prevailing notion
seems to be that it furnished the means of its
own destruction, and fell by an arrow drawn
from its own quiver.
'So the struck eagle stretched upon the plain,
No more through rolling clouds to soar again,
Viewed his own feather in the fatal darf.
Arid winged the shaft that quivered in his heart.
Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel
He nursed the pinion that impelled the steel ;
While the same plumage that had warmed his
Drank the last life-drop ofhis bleeding breast.'
Let the dead rest. By-and-by, perchance, a
phoenix, quite unlike the old bird will spring
from its ashes.
Destint of Mexico. Gen. Arista, who has
reached Havanna, on his way to Europe, whence
he is forbidden by Santa Anua to return, pro
tests against his banishment, which he attri
butes to his sympathy with the United States,
and writes to the minister of war that in due
time he will demand reparation. The only for
happiness to Mexico, he says, is, through feder.
al institutions or annexation to the United States.
This, he thinks, will happen, though Mexico
may loso by it "that grand enigma, that squaring
of the circle, wiucn bantu Anta calls national
fia,Gen. Scott paid a visit to Metropolitan
Hall, in New York, on Tuesday evening, whilo
the Pbilolexian Society of Columbia College
were ceieorating tneir anniversary, and was
loudly cheered by the audience.
The Case of Ablastioti.
The following is the rather queer Account of
he abduction of .Mis? Emily Teal Bergen Five
Corners, N. J. , as given by herself :
A shs was going mto hor resident r.:i the
ovenin; of h?r diappe innce, and wlii! p-nsing
through the arir which is b:iilt oer t!i W i!k,
she wis seized an 1, sj quickly gigged andblin 1
ad tint, she was unable to give an alarm, an 1
a3 conveyea to the street terrified i. Initial to
tli.it elm wna m.t t-.UfTl ftllt IlllilSnn COUntV. '
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She was kept in thut small, darkened room, in
which the light was Duruiug, lunug rriJay.
One ordmary looking female and a
um irau!5 nu'i duvu n u t ut ' " -
doubtful whether she could identify them.
Food aud drink were offered to her while she
... . . . . .1 1 4. A V l.
was kept there, but sue wouia not tuucu lueui,
on.l frm.i th tiinn was taken awav until she
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returned, she partook of neither.
She believed that those in whose keeping she
was designed to drug her. She was left al.ne
nearly all the time in the room. On the tight
of her return she was walked gagged and blind -
folded, towards her home- Her path appeared
to be through fields and woods and she was
left on the road leading from Hoboken to Lergen
C.r-rmB t o r.r.Tnt flV.nilt Jiulf A mill flVim llr
u.uvii?, i " r1"- -
r.Mor's mii!.1iinii Tlt-r cniiii nctor.4 removed
the bandage from her eves and the gag from her
mouth, when they left her an i neJ. bhe tounu :
nz. She was taken a short distance to a ,vnuor r.k, rl..m... ; ;. -1'V L 1:"
ag.-. nul th; cirri-sge wa d.-uen, seemed honour!,!- ....t;.-- rn' i. J. . .-,
i her, a j!igd.;.t:i.v. the family iu which she was so sou:, l'v ,r- 7
She was :Lia ::de ya.n m t..e s..e !...;, 1- Men unrry fr d mie.-tic comfort ia a
danJamt atilfe J c m 4,Uva tor , ai distance tl,oy are quite unable as bachelors u r- Z'"
r rouu g; " "'r a r, 9e- ' ""fcfure. are in great dem in I, tal
ere she was uub..Ued, and found herself ,meil ,,r,r,rtlin:f . ,.: '
a small, poorly furnished room, where a , own uu,i.an Js. no cIl,n.. . .', u'; r
n whs buruiug dimly. She is confident that ! ;nr,r, or ,i,f.m i f . .. ', ' ,u7 "
he did not cross any ferrj-, and it U beleived , u ,h mft,f.. .',? yj.ri!l'
uer way wuu uiiucuitjr io uer luiuvi a itaiMvuv-, ; To tul3 coat tuere ,g a uoojf whjcu j3 jrawn
which she reached too much exausted to give;lu;te over tLt head, and tied with a leathern
an alarm, She was found on the step?, almost 8trap unJor tacclihi; it comes over thj entire
insensible, two hours afterwards, by the family, ilcSLlit face inciuJed, leaving only opening for
when the door was openod early in the mor-j the accommodation of eyes, nose, aud mouth.
UiDS- I This hood is formed of the skin taken from the
Such are the facts, so far as they have been ' reindeer's head, and the cars of the reindeer le
ascertained. The motive of the parties in ab-j ing left upon it, stick up as interesting or:i-.-ducting
her is yet a matter of conjecture. It is mcnts. The gentleman (or lady, for the moit
thought by some that it was intended to carry ' delicate and fashionable Bcrczovian wears the
off some other person. She suffered no violence dress out of doors in winter) draws over the
at their haCrty except being forcibly carried bauds large gloves of shaggy fur, which are at-
away, and the occurence is regarded as
A Dictatorship in Mexico.
A curious leadins article is civen in the Dia
rio de la Marina, as published at Havana. It 1,.1C 3 ,arc ma'Je ot sRms taken lroin th.
r , , . . ' reindeer s legs, sewn together in strips, they
amounts to a warm eulogy upon Santa Anna, his cover the tlligllSt flnd arc faStCned by straps at
plans and projects. It also denounces Gen. j the girdle. As the soles also have the hair turn
Arista for his annexation sentiments, urges ; cd outwards, they assut the feet in walking over
Spain, and commends a dictatorship to the for
mer. Its concluding paragraph is as follows.
"Nevertheless, it is sufficient that one has had
the boldness to pronounce traitorons words a-
gainst the sacred principles of nationality
race, to urge the curbing of such attempts.
least, to inspire foreigners with respect, and to ; summer, of such turs as have become thm, an!
prevent cajoled people from being emboldened ! ,i;,ve d much of their h lir rubbed off by con
of such futile promises of aid, there should be stant service. The ttussi in inhabitants of De
established a strong dictatorshib in Mexico, as rezov adopt the f ishiou iblo costuma of the Osti
a matter not only convenient, but indispensable. winter only. L i lies, whom the U cx-
The period of organization adequate to the hab- j ile3. J admired at summer parties for tluir
its and necessities ofthecountjy will come sonic- delicacy and for their elegance of dress, uvretj
what later. The present situation of affairs I he found iu winter, indoors or out of ducr.,
counsels a dictatorship, and we consider its crea-! dressed after the savage but extremely comfort-
tion as the only thins which is of any avail to
find out the means of benefitting the country.
Later from Mexico.
New Orleans, May 12. The steamer to day
from Vera Cruz brings General Uraga as pass
enger. He is going as Minister to Prussia.
We have also full particulars of the inaugura
tion of Santa Anna as President of Mexico, and
the formation of a new Cabinet.
The dates from the city of Mexico are to the
14th instant. General Arista sailed from Vera
r?iMii rn tliOtliintnnt inflioltrltisli foamir
Avon for St. Thomas.
The Sloo Tehuantepec contract has been con
firmed by the Government, and the treaty in re
gard to the neutrality of Tehauntepec also rati
fied. Santa Anna, immediately on taking tlie rcias
of Government, proclaimed a new and arbitrary
law in regard to the press, requiring all papers
to be licensed by the Government, the proprie-
tors to deposit large sums as securities ; to sub -
mit every article to the examination of Govern -
ment officers before publication, and to abstain
entirely from discussing political matters under
severe penalties in case of tho infringements of
these rules, which penalties are also applicable
to the publication of matters denominated sub-
seditiouss libelous, I'uimora! Of calum
nious, in consequence of this, several el tne
most prominent Mexican journals, including the
Mouiteur, have been discontinued.
Later from Texas Confirmation of the Gold Dis
New Orleaxs, May 12. By the steamship
Mexico we have Galveston dates to the 10th in-
l stant, fully confirming tho accounts of recent
discoveries of gold in Texas.
The Galveston news says that they are inform
ed by a gentleman from Horkhart, that a party
of citizens just returned from an exploring expe
dition, have found gold in a mountain about 70
miles northwest of that city, both on the surface
and by digging. They have brought back with
them the strongest kind of testimony of the
truth of their assertions, ia the form of lumps of
gold valued at 5,9o0.
The Austin Gazette, which has hitherto been
incredulous, now fully endorses the most favor-
jable reports, and says that they can no longer
j entertain the slightest doubts of the existence of
gold, iu equal abundance to California. They
expect soon to hear of discoveries equalling they
richest California deposits. The deeper they
dig the more ricn ana abundant tne goia is re
ported to be.
Tho principle gold region is said to be on the
Louisiana side of the State line, enclosed by the
Colorado on the E;st and the San Saba on the
North, and the river Slano on the South. .
Annra Srmsa. The following paragraph is
from an Irish paper, the Kerry Evening Post,
of April 10th :
Since the publication of our last, we have
heard on good authority, that the wretched cul
prit, whose trial we copied from the Philadelphia
papers, though calling himself spring in Amer
cia, was never known by that name in this coun
try having always been called Arthur Crosbie,
after his mother, Peg Crosbie, a woman ot such
notoriously bad character that her son's claim
was never admitted by the gentleman after whom
she chose to call him ; and consequently, as be
fore stated, he always went by her name. Left
to the cuidanco of such a mother, it is no won
der the unfortunate man should have been no
better than he was.
The Ilempfield Railroad is likely to be
completed at the earliest moment possible. All
the important links will be put under contract
iraediately. The first payment of the Philadel
phia subscription has already beca made, and
tho balance may bo regarded as available at any
More Sensible thaa Elegant
From Dickem' Uitfh Al rdt We ctr
very pie ising pasjije, respecting tL? qut 1
tions of aSibe-iau bride, and the wuufrc ov
of Siberian ladles : "A bri le U reoVre l
arriving at her luisViu Ts house, to inr.te J'.?
to a dinner tint s:n!l prove her q u'. tr '
upon which, in fact, her future repjt'uiJa V .
depend. It must be prepared br her own un , '
K.-,1. f. l..,.J..lf ... I 1 " . UU3I..
I f Iia nnKD.m-t.! f . I. r. l.A T ... I l si .
in mirnage all distinctions fotinJel on it u4'
set aside as incanvenient. The d.iahtpp nf.
weH dressed ir0r4(;0'S'-k ,nV be courted by a high g.vera
e" ur"Vil raent functionary, and will not unfre iuent!v r.
i n n lit il : P vi i t . I i ...1 n... . !. - ..,..
I -.. mill iu IIJIUCS U TlilCQ
i,l!.iiiitu . 1 . 1 . .1 i.ir.... . x
v.wvjuvl Mtui.iuu ian i.-iuics sit in one room
i uuu unicn ceuar nuis, wane gentlemen sit in tin.
next room Jrinki ; and spirits) in thin at
.. -inru;V m mm at-
i""-"- mere was a great display of silks an!
snt; an J a femine fi t 3 ni
tombcr j . h Leavfall of snow and
, tLe wLyl(i dIrt t0WQ saddJ J'J 1
; becarae COTere w-tU a sWt Ct"
1 tlemen anJ laJics out Qf door3 u;
;tLe arauscinent of tne exll a t tr f lJ
; mation. They all turned out like a herd of
; wllite Learg tLat is to -n Q . fc 1
!-?. -1..1? ? ,-, ... """I-
i juier cioiuing, in licrezov consists in puttinir
.i.. i -i- - . ... .: . o
on, tirstly, a suirt of rciuleerskm, with the ha'r
; inside, and over that a coat of the same make
: and material, but larger, with the hair outsi li.
. tached to the fur coat, and when not use! are
tucked up in the manner of cuffs. Over the
fett and legs are drawn long stockings of rein
deer skin, having the hair iuside, and over thesj
again are pulled boots with the hair outside.
limiuiur, iiirows a miru garment oi iur over uie
other two, having a hood that covers the whole
head, and coutains no opening before eyes, nose
and mouth. So dressed, the traveller bears m.t
the least reseniblhncc to a human being. TLe
?-..?. . ll . A, ?1 A .1
, Ostiak wears such articles of dress throughout
i the year, contenting himself with the U3e, in
! able fashion just describe I, an 1 looking niuWt
more like the b;
ars, th'.'ir neighbours, tluu
"War With tho Fishormen.
Attack on the town of Lares, Jh!., by 10 ''
crmcn The Citizuis in Arms Rtj-u!r of r-r
Assailants (j'rtat Excitement at th-. Ln.n';c i
tcr. The town of Lewes has been thrown into rre i?
confusion for the last two days, on account ot
lltet if liffv nf iiitvi tif (i!iiiMiif-ii f'lYiin
- r ? ... . . . . . . i
jiaine. mj i:ar.e I oi. :mron ini- in 1 he naruur
and the riotous conduct of the sailors. ItsCTns
these vessels, for some weeks past, h.ivc hctu
fishing off tho coast fr mackerel. On Saturday
last they ran into harbor; and on Sunday, sorae
dozen or more of the men came ashore and rais
ed considerable disturbance in the town of Lew-
i cz. On Tuesday morning the vefsds put to sea,
j but failing to discover the fishing ground they
returned again tue sa:n2 afternoon. Angered
i and vexed with tbeir disappointment, a 1 lrgc
J body of the men marched up Id the tuvn, where
they committed the mo.-t excessive acts of ri j-
j ous behavior. Thev
made forcib-c cntr.jnees
j into private dwelling
frightening an 1 in
occupants. A few cnerc:'t:
viduals succeeded in driving them back to their
boats, and the town authorities lorbulc thcia
from returning nt their peril.
Shortly after sundown on Wodnes lay evening,
the citizens were aroused to immediate :k-''".i
by the report t!it 150 fishermeu were crossing
the beach, threatening to attack and burn the
town. The men all turned out, armed with
guns, muskets and huge cluls. In the mean
time, the assailants continued to advance until
th?y reached the bridge which spans Lewes
Creek, 1.50 yards from the town. Here a skir
mish ensued, in which the fishermen were driv
en back, with a few broken heads and bones.
By this time a posse of the citizens had taken
possession of a cannon in front of Mr. Burr's
Hotel, loaded it with grape shot, and upon the
repulse of the fishermen, a volley was fired int
them. The night was dark, and it could n-A o
ascertained whether any one was shot.
The pursuing party, numbering a huii lrel or
more, armed with some sixty or eighty guns
quickly reached the beach, and discovered the
fishermen had embarked for their vessels. The
firing of the cannon warned them that there is
plenty of fight ia the men of Sussex.
In the skirmish Mr. Wm. A. Morrow had his
leg severely hurt. Mr. Morrow at one time,
stood alone on the footway which extend across
the beach, and with a single pistol, he kept the
whole party at bay.
The fishermen stole from the beach several
anchors, and all the loose property they could
lay their hands on.
The affair, it is thought, will now terminate
quietly, as the citizens have several hundred
guns, ready for service at a moment's notice,
besides several cannon at hand, which only need
loading to be prepared for use. The fishermen
are apprised of these preparations tor defence,
and will hardly dare commit any further moles
tation. Delaware State lieporter.
A Cheap Luxury.
As a weary traveller was wending his way
thrniifrli iht mini nut 5n n f-ir rrct roi'ioU. vt
... e- " - ir. - - .
the couutry, lie discovered ahead ayoungmaiu
en standing in the door of a small log house
He rode up in front of the house, and asked the
maiden for a drink of water; he drunk it, aud
she being the first woman he had seen for seve
ral days, he offered her a dime for a kiss. The
young maiden accepted the offer, and received
both the kiss and dime. The traveller was
about to resume his journey ; but the niaidcu
never bef jre having seen; a dime, asked "V hat
am I to do with the dime !" "You may use l,f
in any way you wish." lie replied, "it is jours.
"That being the case," she replied, I'll EIV
you back the dime and take another kiss."