Newspaper Page Text
THE MONONGALIA MIRROR.
1 ? 1 ? ?? ?. ?
5 J BAISJC WHERE WE CAW AVI) CENSURE WHEHE WE
MORGANTOWN, Va. *
SATURDAY, JUKE 17, 1854.
^nT-Mr. C.PIERCE, No. 40, South Third at.,
liladelphia, ia one of our moat obliging and
E. W. CARR, Third street, opposite the Ex
change, Philadelphia, is also our Agent for that
City. : i ?
Dr. E.PARSONS, GJady Croek, Barbour co.
has kindly consented to act as Agent for the
1). M. AUVIL, Ncstorville,Barbour co., Va.
g. CRESAP,Es*.,Kingwood, Preston co.,Va.
(XT' The Senior Edilor has been absent
from his post, to attend the Railroad Con
vention at Fairmont. The present No. of
iho Mirror will not probably be less inter
esting on that account.
From lSic Editor.
Faiiuiont, 1'hitrsday noon, June 13.
The Rail Road Convention met (A 101 o'
clock. Hon. T. S. Haymond was appointed
Chairman, pro lem, and ffm. F. Driukard,
A Committee of two from each County
represented in the Convention, was appoint
ed to report an organization. While tliis
Committee was out the Convention was ad
I dressed by Dr. Campbell, of Unionlown,
Pa., and Kincheloe.. of \'a.
Committee roporled a list of officers, vi;::
Tresident-Hon. G. D. CAMDEN.
Vice Presidents?Abraham Overholt, Dr.
Hugh Campbell, Hon. E. C. Wilson, Hon.
T. S. Haymond, C. W. Smith, D. S. Morris,
Secretaries?W. F. Drinkard, H. Fitzliogh,
S. Siegfried, Sen., W. 1*. Cooper, J. M.
Scroggio, and G. M. Howard.
Ai'ommitlee of seven?Hon. A. Stewart
Chairman?was oppointed to report busi
ness for the Convention.
Adjourned til) 2 o'clock. P. M.
Then are about 390 delegates in attend
The Railroad Convention,
Was an occasion of deep interest to all in
n! tendance?and Iheir 'name wae legion.'
The Pennsylvanians, from Westmoreland,
Fayette, lie. came up nobly to the work.?
.. Men who leave their business, and travel 80
or 00 miles from home to otlcnil a Conven
tion. prove conclusively that they ore in ear
nest. It was not merely the numbers, but
the stamina of the delegations, that inspirited
, the friends of this great enterprise in this
quarter. The men of talenls and experi
ence?of strong minds andi long purses?
were on band, to devise ways and moans to
put the work through in the shortest possi
ble time. Arrangements to organize the.
company and procurfe a survey of the route
will be made with proinptitudo.
The full proceedings of the Convention
will be furnished, iu our next.
Monongalia Iron Works.
We learn, -villi much pBtiefactinn, that
Mr. SjiiUEr. McKklvev, of the Iron Works
f cm Cheat River, in this county, has succeed
t ed in rallying a strong company of capital
ists, who-will organise without delay, anil
pjS proceed energetically in the manufacture of
; this great staple of our country.
"With enterprise, money, and abundance
of the rawynaterial, with a market that can
' not be overstocked, we do not see what is
?Ao prevent this Company from doing a busi
ness that will bo highly remunerative, and at
the same time beneficial to the community
at large. It would be delightful.to have the
rails for the Monongahela and jBBSjjjSwood
Itailrnad turned out from this anil father es
tablishments along the line. H
Esglo /Hotel, Uniontown,
jpThis well-known establishment has pawed
iflto the hands of Mr. Wiu.ua G.ixs, who
will "Keep" it'in a style that will make it a
ilesirnblo stopping-place for travellers. The
citizens of Monongalia, and of Northwestern
Virginia generally, who may be journeying
northward, will be made welcome at liis
OUTRAGEOUS!-?The Richmond Enqui
rer of June 6th, has copied an article from
the Democratic Republican of this place, re
lative to the call of an extra session of the.
legislature, and credited the same to the
Monongalia Mirror!! The Enquirer had
bolter bo making the amende honorable as
quirk as possible, if it dislikes " the smell
of villainous 6aUpctre" as much as we do!
If'c newr wrolo or published any thin: >u
lelation to "fishy Di'mocrats'Vnot iva 1?
It looks altogether like a seahj business!
Late advices from Cunton to the SOtli of
March, received in Now York, represent the
rebellion against the Emperor as making
h heodivay, and threatening K'kin with
I confusion and consternation prevailing
the capital, .vhieh tlio Emperor did not
hesitate to acknowledge. Shanghui still re
main! in the lands of the insurgents, al
hough attacks continue to be constantly
made upon it by the Imperialists. The
province rff Loo Choo wai'fnken by the reb
els nn the 14th of January, and the I.ieutsii
an t Governor was killed in its d^ptice.
CUBA.?A Romon ^Catholic CoulrKI in
Cuba, in which tho Bishops of Havana, Por
to Rioo and St. Jago de Cuba were present,
was lieid recently bydireenouof the Captain
ncml, end decided that hereafter marriage
weeii whiti's and blacks shall be deeded
i.tDolli cctli'Siaiiicaliy ?|id civilly, M
. ~tt- ;
(ETTlie nnme of the Dornicktown Post
Office, in this county, 1ms been changrd to
"Fort Martin:' Mr. Joseph Snider, Jun. is
conliuupil as Post Master.
C" Hon. John F. Snohchass, member o(
Congress from the Parkersbtirg District,'died
sui!Jenly of apoplexy, on the 5th in*!, while
on a visit to his family. His nge was forty
The first election for Mayor and other offi
cers of the consolidated city of Philadelphia
took place on the 6th inat. The Whig nom
inees. endorsed by the temperance men and
'Know Nothings,' wero elected by an over
whelming majority. Judge Conrad's major
ity for Mayor is 8,343?Hazelliurst's for So
licitor is 11,762. All parties lire amazed at
KF" The municipal election at Washing
ton city was carried by the Know Nothings.
Towers, the Mayor elect, is a Printer, and
of course 'knows something.
FIRE I?Eighteen houses were destroyed
by fire in Allegheny city, opposite Pittsburg,
on the night of the Gth inst. Loss estimated
at S30.0G0. The buildings burnt were most
ly on Federal street.
FROM JAPAN.?It is reported, by way
of England, that Commodore Terry has suc
ceeded in his negociations with Japan, and
is oil his way homo.
Dy JOHN GOFF, Esq., of Harrison coun
ty, an estimable member of the Baptist Ch,,
died on Wednesday last, afier a protracted
? attack of Typhoid Fever?aged 54 years.
"Uncle Sam's Farm Fence/' is thelitis of
a production (sent ua by the Publishers, C.
Shepard & Co., No. 152 Fulton St., N. Y.)
on the subject of n Prohibitory law.
This little volume of Eomc 2S0 pages in
cluding "the why and the wherefore,*' byT.
S. Arthur, is replete with scenes of thrilling
interest, and argument inresistible and con
clusive, demonstrating as it does that the
only way to resist" the monster/' King Al
cohol, is by fencing the farm, uud excluding
him from the land of the free.
In truthful colors this volume presents the
extreme difficulty, if not impossibility, of a
total reformation of the drunkard so long as
the practice is legalized?so long as by law
?a inan can place the cup to his neighbors
lips. We are delighted with the idea of
fencing Uncle Sam's farm, and usk for the
work (as we fully expect it will receive) a
Morgantown, June 1G, 1654.
: Editors of the Monongalia Mirror:
1 wish to notice, through your paper,
J ?no of the most covert, mean and detestable
| ?'"ler8 <lla' has been grown in the hotbed I
"f political corruption, here or elsewhere.- I
] " '3 O paragraph in the Republican, in an ar
j ticlangauut the "Know Nothings ?:?>
I J'A few days since, one of th,VganR of
ossnssins who stab their fsllow-men in iho
band o7mV f,.0.m'.VheeliD? >" organize a
nn. I t0"?" '"Morgantown ; we have
' Urn fSrnei "? "ame 01 lllis bu:
j Itarn that he is a prominent man in Wheel
' Volition prlss
J Now, the authors of that article lie in say
>ng they did not know tha name of the man
they allude to, for one of their number dots
know his name like a book; but they were
afraid to mention the name of E. 11. Barlle
??n in connection with such a mats of bil
liygaie arid bile, emitted from a sickened
political stomach?the foulest stench ever
created. I am not a member of the 'Know
"lings,' nor do I know that they hove on
organization here; but 1 do know that Mr. B.
came heie on private business, transacted
*' busin?s. ?nd went homo. As a man
and a gentleman, he stands as high abovo
these puny political hacks, who assail him,
"os the heavens are high ubove the earth ''
wlltor ,vll? published, and the men who
concocted that low & disgraceful paragraph
may dream of distant duration and honor,
but It takes honor and the trails of charac
ter which distinguish the' gentleman, to fit
them for a position in society alongside such
" men as E. R. Bartleson. Cease, vipers,
J'e bite a file!
If it is in (lie province of? Know-nothing
ism'| to cleanse Hie body politic from such
putrid and suppurating suret as this cohort
of one-horse politicians, I would give my'
heart and iny hand to their advancement!? j
Such is a consummation most devoutly to be
wishedr-they know no aspiration but qfficr
"? Qr8"ment but gall, no motive but sclf
Iiwoy, now und furever| with such corrupt
influences I "My name is NORVEL."
Item from the Clatfoburg Regitter, I
Ep* Dr. Henj. Dollieare, Into 'editorI
of tho " Independent Democrat," died
at Ins residence in this place, on last
X' riday morning, "god about C5 years.
Paikfol Accident.?A son of John
J Davisso'i, named William, aged about
l J yours, was accidentally shot on Mon
day last, by ail elder brother. They
were out shooting birds, and while ihe
elder brother was lotting down the ham
mer after putting tho (
was discharged. The ball entered the
abdomen of. William, who ho opened to
he standing in front of the gun, and
pajsiug through iho intestines, lodged
in Ins luft aide. He JierJ the same night.'
loo much care cannot lie exercised in
. pedlar was roi.bed at
4 H. William'. hotel at West Union,
Doddridge county, last week, of a quan
tity of dry goods and jewelry. ,Subse
quent event# led lo the arrest and con
finement in jail, of Samuel Konnell. an
irishman named JMattin, #nd Radeliff.
who was .whipped i? ,1,1, county ,?m?
Mmo since. Only n small patt or Iho f
gwih have- been recovered I
iim ' ...... > "
I am a subscriber to your
paper, one! am well pleased with the
high jstand you take upon moral ques
tions generally, but I am inclined to
think that in your remarks on tlio Li
cense question,'in late Nos. of the Mirror
you have been rather severe upon a
largo portion of the community; 1 mean
such as are of temperate habits, but are
not " Sons of Temperance," and have
not signed tlio total abstinence pledge.
I do not think they ought to he classed
with the friends of " Red Eye,'' and
held up to public view as aiding the
cause of intemperance; and yet you
seem to consider all that do not como
out openly against license as taking
sides with the tippler and drunkard.?
1 find many persons that think and feel
as I do on this subject, that are sober
men, and would like to have the public
know tho ground thoy occupy; so I hopo
you will publish this piece, and give us
I have never signed a plodgo of total
abstinence, and one reason is, I think a
little liquor is sometimes good as med
icine in sickness; and another is, I am
a member of church, and my obligation
as eucli binds mo to go ugainst all vice,
and tho sin of drunkenness among the
rest. I do not see that a temperance
pledge would bind me any stronger, or
add any thing to my influence with oth
ers. And again, 1 really think that if
there was no licenses granted by the
Court to respectable men to sell liquor,
it would be sold underhatidedly, by men
of no charactor, who have nothing to
pay a fine with, and so don't care for
tho law. Is was so some time back,
when wo had no licensed taverns for a
year, and it would be so again if license
was taken away.
And another thing, I don't believe it
was constitutional for the County Court
to put this question to a vote of the peo
ple ; it was their business to decide who
should have license, and who should not.
How then can an officer, who has taken
an oath to support tho constitution, vote
on this question without perjuring him
self! 1 did not vote at all on this ac
count, and it was the samo case with
others, to my certain knowledge. And
under these circumstances it is not ac
cording to facts, nor is it agreeable to
our feelings, that we should be ranked
with the enemies of tdmperanco, and
set down as the friends of 4 Red Eye.1
I am persuaded that many persons
voted 'lor License,'-who are temperate
men, under the impression that it is bet
ter to license responsible men to sell
liquor, than to try to stop the sale, and
let worthless fellows stick up theirdog
geries in the heads of hollows and other
by-places, where they sell mean liquor
to boys, and drunkards, and negroes, to
all that can raiso a tip, or a muskrat
skin, or a peck of corn, to pay for it.
Mr. Editor, you have many friends
that are not pledge men, but are true
friends of temperance; and we hope
you will bear in mind that they don't
like to ho classed with tho supporters
of * Red Ei/c.'
Yours, truly, Monongalia.
For (he Monongalia Mir or,
LETTER FIE ?HI OH EGO*.
CALAP.OOGA, Oregon, April 11, J54.
As it is common for people to like to hear
from a new country, I expect that your read
ers would like to hear from Oregon. 1 am
a Virginian; was raised neur Morgantown,
and in 1618 emigrated to Indiana, and in
1S47 to Oregon.
This is a beautiful and healthy country.
The Williamette Valley is a beautiful prai
rie; the streams skirted with timber?fir,
pine, ash, maple, cedar, balm-of-gilead, &c.
The valley is covered with a beautiful fine
grass, as good as red-top or bine-grass, and
this grass is green and beautiful all winter.
Our stock keeps fat all winter, so that'we
can kill a beef any time, fat and good. The
best beef I ever ate in my life, and the best
milk and butter, I havo found here. This
is the best country for sheep I have ever
seen. ' Ewes havo lambs twice a year, and
mostly twins. I wish some body would
bring here a Carding, Spinning, "Weaving
and Fulling Machine, for this is the best
wool country I have over seen anywhere.
Oregon is the most pleasant country 1 ev
er lived in. The Summers are cool and
pleasant, and the winters mild and comfort
able. We can have green vegetables in our
gardens nil winter, such as cabbage, onions,
beets and lettuce. This is a greiit Wheat
country, and oats and potatoes are largely
cultivated. Tho Mining region affords us a
good market. Wheat is worth S2 a bushel,
pork is worth 15 cents per pound, beef ten
cent?. Oregon has the appearance of a good
fruit country; trees grow fast and bear eve
ry year. Iu fact it is a prosperous country,
but we have great need of machinery to man
ufacture our wool.
We havo good schools here. Society is
pood, and the people aregonteel and moral.
Rd.ligioji is on the advance, and we still live
in liopesof better fiines. Wo want all God's
people to pray, for us here iu the fur West
that he may revive his work among ue.
I havo ono hundred acres in cultivation.?
Myself, wife and one son, live on the place.
To show the health of Oregon, I statu that
when I came hero I had fifteen in family,
and have,not had one death. If any of your
readers should see this that was acquainted
\v|th Jared Michael, who lived on Indian
creek, tHey will no doubt wonder 'what took
hinvaway there,* for 1 was a poor boy and
had nothing to begin on, and now I havo six
Mildred and forty acres of land, a good stock
of hprses, cattle', sheep and hogi, and money
'to pay my taxes, and not a dollar in debt.
If any of my relatives or friends wish to
write to me, they will direct their letters to
Calopooga, Linn county, Oregon.
ARRIVAL OF THE HERMAN.
New York, June 8th.?The steamer
Herman from Southampton arrived this
morning with London dates of May
24th, and 2G0 passengers.
Admiral Napier after 8 hours bom
bardment destroyed the fortress ofGus
tafsweren, at tlio entrance to tho Gulf
of Finland, and 1,500 Russians were
Tho British steamer Tiger token by
the Russians near Odessa had been
The Paris correspondent of tho Lon
don Times says, a combined attack on
the X'rimoa by land and sea had been
resolved upon at Constantinople.
It was roported from Vionna that
Russia had concluded treaties with Per- j
I sia, Bokhara and Khiva, and is to keep j
a subsidiary foroo in those States.
! A squadron oT Spanish steamers was
j preparing at Cadiz to sail for Cuba in
July. Troops aro to leave in June for
the same destination.
Transmitted for the Baltimore American.
ARRIVAL OF THE PACIFIC.
LATER INTELLIGENCE FROM EUROPE.
We select from our Foreign files by
the Pacific the following interesting de
tails of foreign intelligence :?
The New ffciKidrupIc Alliance.
The following is a translation of the
Protocol (No. 6) of the Conference held
at tho Office for Foreign Affairs at Vi
enna on the 23d of May, 1854, between
the representatives of Austria, France,
Great Britain and Prussia:?
" The undersigned Plenipotentiaries
have held it conformable to tho arrange
ments contained in the Protocol of the
9th of April to meet in conference to
communicate reciprocally and record in
one common act the conventions con
cluded between France and England
on the one hand; and between Austria
and Prussia on the other, upon tho 10th
and 20th of April respectively, in the
"Aftera careful examination of the
aforesaid convention, the undersigned
have unanimously agreed
" 1. That the convention concluded
between France and England, as well
as that signed on tho 20th of April be
tween Austria and Prussia, bind both of
them in tho relative situations to which
they apply to secure the maintenance
of tho principle established by tho se
ries of Protocols of tho Conference of
"2. That tlio integrity of tho Otto
man Empire and the evacuation of that
portion of its territory which is occupi
ed by tho Russian army, are, and will
continue to be, the constant and invaria
ble object of the union of the Four
" 3. That, consequently, the acts com
municated und annexed to the present
Protocol correspond to the engagement
which tho Plenipotentiaries had mutu
nlly~contracted on the 9th of April to
deliberate and agree upon the means
most fit to accomplish the object of their
union, and thus give a fresh sanction to
the firm intentions of tho Four Powers
represented at the conference of Vienna,
to combine nil their elForts, and their
entire resolution to accomplish the ob
ject which forms tho basis of their union.
" BUGL ScUAUENSTEl.Y.
We gather several points of interest
from the reports of the proceedings in
Parliament. Lord John ltussel inform
ed tho House that a force of G,000 men
had been sent by Franco to occupy
Greoce, and a detachment of British
troops would bo sent to support them.
Their instructions were to occupy tho
PittBtis, but not to take possession of
Athens until further orders. Tho causo
of this occupation was the connivance
of the Greek Government in the insur
rection against Turkey. Numerous
instances of tho pcrfidity of the Greek
Government liavo come to the knowl
edge of the allies; among others a cor
respondence had been found in posses
sion of the Secretary of General Tsa
vellas, suggesting that Greek regiments
should be sent from Athens to the fron
tier, with the view of their deserting,
and re-nssombling outside of tho boun
dary. As has been stated in.tho Paris
Mouiteur, there is no intention to de
clare war against Greece, but it is ne
cessary to prevent her from being either
an open or secret ally of Russia in tho
Lord Raglan und Marshal Sr. Arnaud
were to meet Omar Pasha at Varna on
M2y IS, to urrange the plan of tlio cam
Tho fall of Silistria was looked for
from day to day, but no roliablo des
patch hud been received later than of
dato 21st. On tho Stock Exchange it
was freely stated for somo days that the
Russians bad carried the fortress by;
storm with a loss of 1,000 killed, but
the statement was untrue. Tho loss;
on both sides since the commencement
of tho siege is estimated at 7,000 in
killed and wounded, a number evident
According to a Russian bulletin, a
soi'ies of engagements wero fought bo
low Basardshick, on tho 12th, 13th, 14th
and 15th May, betweon the Russian di
vision under General Grothenjelm and
tho Turks under Ismaol Pasha, the lat
ter being compelled to fall bock on Par-1
availy, and this enabled the Russians to j
invest Silistria. On May 21st a fierce I
attack was mado on tho outworks of
Silistria which faces the Danube. Ac
cording to Austrian official reports from
Bucharest, one redoubt was takoto, but
as a counter-statement that tho Hussions
woro repulsed with loss, had reached
Vienna, wo must await further accounts.
It is certain, however, that the fortross
was completely invested. Tlje corres
?pondentof tho London Daily News says,
that after some partial success tho Rus
sians met with a severe repulse on tho
21st May. On the 13th they mude a
fierce but fruitless attack on tho now
fortress of Abdul Modjid, and lost 1,500
(?) in hilled, whose corpses wore thrown
into pits and covered with quicklime.
The Paris Moniteur publishes a telo
graphic despatch dated Copenhagen,
(Sunday Evening, 28th, stating that i
i three British steam frigates had destroy-1
ed tho detached forts at Hango, with
tho loss of only threo English killed
and a few wounded. Tho loss of tho I
Russians was considerable. On tho 23d |
Admiral Napier was off Hango and
was about to attack tho principal for
Tho French force now in the Baltic
consists of 8 ships-of-tho-lino. Eight
other ships are daily expected to join,
which will make the forco of the French
fleet in tho Baltic 1,200 guns, and 14,
Other Incidents of the War.
The survey for the defences from Bu
juk-Tehakdedji to Derkos aro progress
ing rapidly. From tho Sea of Marmo
ra to tho Black Sea the projocted lino
extends 27 miles. A lake, spread out
in some seasons into a vast marsh, al
most joins the sea at tho western end,
and precludes for several miles all pos
sibility of the passage of a hostile army.
The water is four feet deep and the bot
tom soft and muddy. At tho other ex
tremity another lake is situatod, which
would equally bar an enemy's pussuge;
and between these two thero is a line
of undulating hill and valley which,
though destitute of any 6trong natural
means of defence, may be made impas
sible by the skill of modern engineers
and the bravery of its defenders. Gen.
Baraguay d'Hilliers calculates that 40,
000 men will be sufficient to defend it;
of whom 5,000 would watch the two ex
tremes and 30,000 would occupy the
center. It was considered that these
lines, well defended, would remain a
permanent defence to Constantinople.
Marshal St. Arnaud is commander
in-chief of the allied forces. Gen. Jous
souf is to have chief command of the
Bashi Bazouks, (irregulars) who aro to
be reorganized with French officers and
sub-officers. Intendent Segonville, with
nine other officers, had arrived at Adria
nople to make preparations for 40,000
Frenchmen expected to arriVo thero in
course of the month.
Correspondents of the English press
are prohibited from accompanying the
Austrian ships are prohibited by their
Government from carrying articles con
traband of war. Austrian ships on the
high seas must submit to bo searched ;
and the only Austrian port to which cap
tured vessels can bo taken is Trieste,
whore they can only bo sold whon con
demned as lawful prizes by a competent
The Montenegrins, 2,000 strong, have
broken into the Herzegovina, thus vio
lating the Ottoman Territory. They
avoided tho fortified points defended by
tho Albanians, but killed about sixty of
tho inhabitants nnd carried off 1,000
head of cattle.
It was reported that the vast mer
chant quarter of tho City of Riga has
just been levelled to tho ground by iho
military authorities in preparing for de
fence. All tho citizens, even women,
youths nnd old men, wero compolled to
labor at tho fortifications. At St. Pe
tersburg great consternation prevailed.
A statement has gained considerable
publicity to the effect that a French
force of J2,000'and an English of 5,000
aro to be landed in Sweden preparatory
to that power declaring war on Russia.
The Blockade of Sevastopol.
Tho last news of tho fleet declares a
portion has gone down to the coast of
Circassia to atlack the forts, thp rest
were blockading Sevastopol. Tho Rus
sians generally every morning send out
a steamer to reconnoitre: after she has
gone out a liltle way tho English send
a steamer in chase; tho Russians turn
ing back to Sevastopol, to which she
is chased as far (occasionally a little
further) than prudence allows. The
Russian fleet are all a'taut, top and gal
lant yards crossod, and, as fiiras can bo
judgod, in good order. It is very mo
notonous work blockading?tho events
of tho day being merely tho Russian
steamer coming out only to bo followed
back by the English.
Wo oro fuither told from Paris that
Col. Flenry has submitted to tho Empe
ror, nnd willi tho approbation of two of
tho best French Generals, a plan of
campaign, according to which tiio first
gloat blow will be by land and sea a
gainst Sevastopol; that place and tho
Russian Bhips of war destroyed, the
Black Soa fleets, leaving to the Turks
tho polico of tho Black Sea, would pro.
ceud to tho Ballic, mid, joining tho Bal
tic fleets, and with a large force of land
troops, would thero continue tho work
Marshal St. Arnaud, commander-in
chief nf tho army of the East, Lord
Raglan, and the Serankier have set out
for Varna, where Omer Paclm will moot
them in council. Preparations are be
ing made at Adrianoplo to receive 40,
000 French troops.
Tho Emperor of Japan was dead. A
very old man, but a now Emperor, was
The report given of the Russian Ad
miral having made a treaty wilh the
Emperor turns out to bo unfounded.
Terrible Riot at Brooklyn.
New York, June 5.?A terrible riol
occurred between the Catholics arid A mer
icans yesterday, at Brooklyn. It is re
ported that from seven to right Aimner
icans were killed, and fifty or sixty
wounded. A large gathering of citizens
met in the Park in this city, at 8 o'clock,
when several persons who escaped from
the slaughter in Brooklyn, spoke. All
concurred in the statement that whils the
Americans were walking arm in arm
down Main street from Smith, where they
had been to hear a street preacher, they
were suddenly fired upon from the win
dows of Irish houses on both sides of the
street. The number shot is variously es
timated. One speaker said he saw seven
wounded, and stated the number wounded
at from 50 to SO. The Americans re
treated to Catharine Ferry, many suc
ceeded in getting on the boat, others, it is
said over a hundred were behind in the
Ferry House, where they were imprison
ed, the ferry boat having slopped running
and the Irish blocking up the other side,
j A gentleman who passed down Wain
st. about 6 o'clock, before the American
procession came along snys that the streets
were filled with Irishmen, armed with
stones, clubs, vitrol bottles and other mis
siles awaiting the approach of the Ameri
All the tumors concur in stating that
the Americans were marching quietly a-1
long, arm in arm, paying no attention to
the groans and hisses with which they
were at first assailed.
The proceeding has been greatly exag
gerated. Only two persons were killed as
far as known, one a policeman and the
other a boy, who was shot through the
forehead, dying instantly. Many were
A regiment of troops was ordered out.
Four companies of Americans are on the
ground, and the rest are at arms.
Five Irish companies took arms from
the Armory, marched without orders, and
wont to South Biookiyn, away Irom the
scene of the riot.
A collision between the military is fear
ed, as the remaining troops say the Irish
troops shall not enter the Armory again.
The Americans shut up at Catharine
Ferry got over safely. All was quiet at
The European War.
The foreign ministers in Washington
undoubtedly possess a key to the apparent
lethargy and want ol spirit with which
the Russo-Turkish war has been prosecu
ted of late. They have positive informa
tion leading thein at least to believe that
tho current Vienna negotiations (of the
four Powers) have resulted, so fur, in a
formal notification from Prussia, Austria,
and all others controlling the foreign pol
icy of tho German Stales, to Russia, sav
ing how far they will permit the Czar to
carry out his Eastern policy: They dread
an invasion from Louis Napoleon's horde
on the western borders, and by means of
their fears that he will otherwise cross the
Rhine, they have been forced to signify to
Nicholas that if he makes "the worst come
to the worst," they will, necesarily, be
found in arms against him. Hence his
retrograde movements in the principali
ties, and hence also the hesitation mani
fested by the allied fleets; telling that their
commanders still anticipate a settlement of
the trouble by negotiation, rather than by
force of arms. We know that such im
pressions are prevailing in foreign diplo
matic circles here, to-day, upon the advi
ces just received,? Washington Star.
The Deadest tiling Imaginable,
The project for the repeal of the duty
on railroad iron. Cause?over nursing
of the self-electrd committee of ex-mem
ber borers, who jumped on it by way of
making money out of it. We hardly
think that ten votes could be obtained lor
it at this moment in the House. Its death
of such over-nursing is the standing joke
in the Hall, and is being constantly refer
red to as a warning whenever any propo
sition comes up, in which ex-member
lobbyites are even suspected of being in
terested. Never were gentlemen so vic
timized, as wero the presidents and direc
tors of the various railroad companies who
wero made to believe that they were act
ing wisely in securing lobbying services
to be done by ex-members of Congress.?
Election Tor Congress.
Tho death of Mr. Snodgrass creates a
vacancy in tho Virginia Delegation,
which must bo filled by an election in
this district. Though tho timeofelec
bas not yet been fixed several gentlemen
are spoken of as camlidato for Congress;
nmong them wo may namo Charles S.
Lewis, Esq., Hon. David McComas and
Dan'l R. Noal, Esq. It will be obser
ved also, that J. Jackson, Jr., Esq., in
to-day's Gazette to become a candidate.
A Smash U/i.?Tile express passenger
train Jrotn Baltimore, due at this place at
ten o'clock on Wednesday morning the 7th
inst., ran ofT the track about two miles
west of the Frederick junction, in conse
quence ofthe spreading of the rails. The
splendid locomotive No. 201, the tender,
baggage car and Adams & Co'# Express
car, were pretty well smashed to pieces.
Fortunately no lives were lost, although
ono of the firemen on the engine made a
narrow escape. The damage is estima
ted at about $8,000. The train did not
reach Fairmont until near midnight.?
Small Notes.?Twenty-seven business
men in Charleston. Va. have publicly
pledged themselves, that, on and after the
1st of June, they will pay out no nolo of
less denomination than five dollars, except
at such points as they can be converted
into specie, or redeemable in funds author
ized to be circulated by law.
TO THE PUBLIC.
A youug man by llic name of Enjene
Rock a lunatic, escaped from the jail of Lan
caster city, Pennsylvania, and was in this
County during last summer. Lstters havo
been received fiom his friend? in Germany,
desiring to take him back. Any one know
ing of his whereabouts will confcr a favor
by addressing a letter to H. L. Locke, Lan
caster City, Pennsylvania. He was well
educated?about 5 feet 6 inches hieh slim
built and brown hair. Calls himself Euclicr
Rock. Editors will confer a favor by ma
king a noto of this.?Loudoun Democrat.
A late Cumberland Miner's Journal says
an old citizen, well known in that neighbor
hood, died a few daysa'go in the uppor part
of that county. Previous to his decease lis
sent for a friend to prepare his will. When
that document was written and reod to him,
he was asked whether there wac anything
he desired to add. "Yes," said he, "add tho
following item: I wish it to be distinctly
understood that and have caused my
death by selling me rot gut Wlusky!"
A HIT.?Sir Wentworth, of Illinois, has
pasted the following extract from tho 'plat
from' of tho late Baltimore Democratic Ra
tional Convention upon his desk in Congress,
as defining his position:
'Resolved, That the Democratic party will
resist all attempts at renewing in Congress,
or out of it, the agitation of the slavery ques
tion, under whatever shape or color the at
tempt may be made.'
Death from Rope Jumping.? A bright
and interesting littlo girl, about 8 years Gf
age, died on Monday last in the village of
Newark, from convulsions, brought on by
excessive exertionsin"jumping the rope."
She was competing with several of her
school companions, in this exercise, 'vf 3
were endeavoring to out-do each c!!)eru
endurance. She jumped four hundred
times in succession, and until entirely
overcome by the long-Continued exertions.
The child was taken home insensibly but
the movement of the muscles of the limbs,
as in jumping, continued without cessation
forty-eight hours, until the sufferer was
released from the painful exercise ty
A California correspondent of a Ken
tucky paper gives the following accoun
of the manner in which a law suit wan
settled in tho Golden State: Ono
neighbor sued tho other upon a disputed
account; the parties mot a jury oesen.
bled and all was ready for tho trial, at
tho suggestion of tho Judge, tho parties
agreed to decide it by a horse-race am'
did so; tho jury ncted as judges and
counsel bet their fees on their ro?peetivo
clients, the Judge hold tho stakes and
tho winnor by previous arrangement,
treated tho crowal
It is said abroad, that Palestine has been
mortgaged to the Kolhschilds, a3 security
for a loan advanced to the Sultan, The
rumor further asserts that, among the
possibilities of the future, is the erection
of Palestine, on the conclusion ol a peocp,
into a Jewish Kingdom, under the dynasty
of the Rothschilds. That serious territo
rial alternations will grow out of the
pending war, is incontestible; and this
suggestion regarding Palestine, however
visionary it may seem, is, therefore, not
Calafornia.?The California legisla
ture has incorporated a State Agricultu
ral Society and authorized an annual ap
propriation of S5,000 to it for premiums
has requested Congress to lay a capita
tion tax on Chinese immigrants, and
otherwise discourago Chinese immigra
ES^Tho business of Ferrying on the
Ohio has greatly increased lately?tho
salo of liquor being prohibited in Vir
ginia, those on this side of the Ohio cross
over to get tho liquor,?drunkenness be
ing punished by line and imprisonment
in Ohio, those over thero who wish to
take a drunken frolic, come over to this
Cattle.?The Si. Louis Intelligencer
ofthe 2nd inst., says that prime beef cut
tle in that and most of Western markets
arc selling at from $7 00 to $S. This is
full 33 per cent, higher thau they havo
ever been known before, unless for a week
or two at a time."
Temjieravc in Virginia.?The numbei
of contributing members of the Order Oi
Sons of Temperance, of Virgina, is re
ported to be 10,710.
MORGANTOWN, Jntie 17.
FLOUR?Sellsat $8.00 per bnrrol.
WHEAT?ISO cents per bushel.
CORN?BO " ?' "
OATS?371-2 " ?' "
POTATOES?50 02} ? ? "
RUTTER?Fresh rolls 10 cents.
TALLOW?12 cents per 1I1.
PITTSBURG MAM<ET-3mb c.
FLOUR was in Rood demand, unci iir:
Sales firpt hands, 30 bbla suporliii" r?d ex
tra, at $3.42 j 450 bbls at 88.37!-. from
store 40U bbls at %8.31, 14 extra ui S>j.?0.
BALTIMORE MARKET.?Juno :
Tlitt Pacific's newt lias unsettled rn?.r.
hot. BremlsiufFti have declined. F'-r \m
ardstreet Hour 8S.50 is ofiered, bra r ? su,?.
Whuat?-foIok ol 1.500 busheh. rf-;! m 1 V:.
white nt SI.95 to 32. Corn?wles ut 7.8C0
bushel* white at 71 to 75; yellow 7? to
80. Outs sold ut 56 to CO. Butter ?
ut 12 to 13 cts.
Ca/f/c.?750 bead offered' to-dhv?? 5ft W.
over; 350 sold to city butvhora nt '$4.25 t.
5.25 on the hoof, equal lo $6.00 to Si0
not, and averaging $4.87 grois. Qunl
7/og5.?Supply *mnl!ond prices tu'l i. -
Sales to-duy ut 90.75 M S7.00 per 100 lb*.
?S/iMp.?Market not brisk??nlcs at 63.5Q?
lo ?t. grots. Lambs bring 92 50to 84. waciu