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THE DEMOCRAT.
The Voice si the lVople it tbe Supreme Law,
AMD THEU MOTTO,
1 LIBERTY & UNION!"
E. A. Bit ITTOIV. Editor.
mm. march 2, wa
VjB. PALMER'S
rviFPr Subscription ud AdTnllnj ABar
ruiLADtLPKiA, New Yobk, Bostoh and Ual
Tivouc, is our authorized agent to receive and
receipt fot subscription aud sdvertiitmeut fur
the Democrat.
f BODI CE OF ALLKJXDS. it rteeiv
td at tkt very hightst market pritet, on Sub
unptimor AJurtutvuntt, at thil otf.ct.
Monty j$ not refvttd.
DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET.
For Governor,
W. MEDILL.
For Lieutenant Govtrnor,
JAMES MYERS.
For Suprtmt Juigtt.
WILLIAM KENNON,
ROBERT B. WARDEN.
For Auditor of Statt,
WILLIAM D. MORGAN.
For Trtaturtr of &'Jof,
JNO. O. BRESL1N.
Ftr Steritary of Statt,
WILLIAM TKF.V1TT.
For Atlotntj Gtntral,
GEORGE VV. McCOOK.
For Board of Publtt W0rk,
JAMES B. STEEDMAN.
Negro Driver's thanks.
By the following, which we clip
from the "Jackson Standard," it ap
pear that (he whole State it sincerely
thanked for receiving tome hundreds
of negroes, that could not get the liberly
to remain in Old Virginia. We
have no doubt hut Virginia would nass
ft vote of thanks in her Legislature if
"vi it i i a m i
uiuo wouia receive an neriree uiacits.
We are informed that a move is now
going on among Know Nothing Lod
ges to make a ne issue in their creed,
to wit: "That in order to reconcile the
Abo!itinnicf.thrv are to fro the "whole
hog" for bringing ail the free Blacks of
the South, that will come voluntarily,
into Ohio." It is saidrtrgumcnts are
Leing prepared by Sam io prove that
these Iree Blacks will soon become ac
climated in Ohio, and that it will be a
most wonderful auxilary to the exclu
sion principles of the order, in regard
to "Foreign paupers," as tliey call our
emigrants. Our Free Soil friends here
are not to be gulled in this way; the
attempted frauds, lies and deceptions
on the Nebraska bill has completely
opened their eyes. But to the thanks:
Ebitosi "Jacksom Stadabd:
Gtnlltmtn It will be recollected
that some three or four weeks since, at
egeut, I removed eome sixty-tight eman
cipated Slaves from the Stat of Vir
ginia, who bad been liberated by tbe
will of William Raglaud, dee'd.
Some feeble etlemptt were made to
binder their settlement; but tbe intelli
gent and law-abiding citizens of tbe
community discounteoauced such e
coune, and the negroes were permitted
peaceably to occupy tbe lands purchas
ed for them in this county, with tbe
money provided for tbat purpose by
their lite master. Out since their set
tlement here some designing persons
have put in circulation, certain faUe re
ports, respecting their character and
disposition, end which I fear will re
sult prejudicially, to them if not correct
ed by those who' know their real and
true character. I have knowa said ne
gross a long time, end em able to say,
from my kuowle dge of tbera tbat said
reports ere untrue. If they prove an in
jury or troublesome to tbe neighborhood
in which 1 hare settled them, a great
change in principle will bve to come
over them. Eeised to view boneaty and
tru'.b aa virtues, and themselves as bu
rn so beings in the scale of society, they
have conducted themselves as sucb.whb
gratification to their owner ant honor
to themselves. Many of tbem are con
sliteot members of tbe Baptist Cbuicb,
as their certificates will show. Tt listing
tbat these improper impressions nay
not operate to tbeir disadvantage, and
hereby thenkiug the citizens of Ohio for
their kindness to vae during my short
stay, I bid then en affectionate fare
Yours Uuly,
A. J. PERKINS.
Jackson C. H. O., Feb. 9th, 1855.
Huzzah for Little Knox!
"In ihanlra or Imp tft Mr. JoiIX Z.
Eisok, for a Jwt of new Subscribers
from Knox township; also to J. J. At
mow. for interest in behalf of the Press,
in Madison. If all our Democratic
ftUnrUin Vinton would take eucu an
inUrsst, our Press would be amply aus-
utnea. :
Notices! Notices!!
We call apedal attenUou this week
to the adrfftiatMot of B. Veritas of
-.t xtii ha Snct rturrjnd frvm
Ulllltuuic, - - --
the East with a wv large stock of No
tions, of every variety. Our rnerch-
ana aru) Antler will find bis slock a
rood one.and terms reasonable. Give
biro call. -
fnr We call attention thil week to
oar new advertisement, as they nay
K of interest to many of yon.' Dont
forget Uo to read "Lay 8ennoo No.
V it may benefit you.
New Lisbon Mob—An Editor in
Jail.
We have been personal!? and are
intimately acquainted with Mr. Gill,
editor of the Ohio Patriot, for the past
ten years, and if there ia one man of
our acquaintance who we would set
down as a particularly honest man
in all his business and social relation,
among the first we would place Mr.
Gill. In this we say no more than all
his old acquaintances will say for him.
If we recollect rightly the origin of
the present difficulty, on the part 1 1
these Know Nothing scullions W
oast uooi-ptqeont ol some old red-
dys in and about Lisbon, arose out oi a
publication in the Buckeye Sar, char
ging Mr. Gill with the commission ot
a high crime in Guernsey county,
which the Rvcktye State refused to
lake lack, (tli? rtiitnr thus nhowii.g a
lack of principle or brains,) when the
records of Guernsey Com. Pleas Court
was shown him, and maliciously re
fused to place Mr. Gill correctly be
fore his renders. Now, we happened
to be one of Mr. Gill's Attorneys in
the Guernsey county case, ar.d know
that he obtained a judgment by conies-
sion vi. bis libeller there, and then
magnanimously receipted all of the
judgment except costs and Attorneys
tees.
To all who attack Mr. Gill,' we
would remind them that tbev have a
foe worthy of their best s'.eel, and if
lie don't parry their most skilful thrusts
e miss our guess. In this case our
readers will see the beauties of Know
Nothing oaths.thateven pur very court
rooms which all good citizens look to,
as a place of dernier resort where just-
ice can do ODiainea, are to uemaue trie
Ampitheatres of mobs of scoundrels,
who would dare intimidate those who
act as our public officers, more espec
ially Justices and Judges. In God's
name we ask if this political secret or-
ganixation is to be fostered and cher
ished by the citizens ot our own glori
ous Statt?
Too much praise cannot be awarded
to these citizens; who, at the risk ol
their future prospects, and perhaps
lives, stepped between these Know
Nothings and the officers of the law,
ana protected the latter in the exercise
of their judicial functions:
From the Ohio Patriot.
To the Public.
We the undersigned being ecquinted
with the nature of the libtl charged by
R. D. Hartahjrn upon William H.Gill,
Editor of the Ohio Patriot, and being
further acquainted with the course pur
sued by a portion of the community in
attempting to prevent legal redress be
ing obtained to exculpate Mr. Gill from
the effects of said charge, feel it our duty
to state, thst we consider the charge of
R. D. Hartshorn, a false, inalicioua and
gross libel-that we approve of the course
of Mr. Gill to oblet n redress, therefore,
that we consider those of our communi
ty who have interfered to prevent legal
investigation and redress being obtain.
ed, have acted very improperly, aud that
we look upon the entire course pursued
by the to called friends of Messre. Wil
son and Hartshorn, in .obstructing the
administration of justice aod in roubiug
the community to violence and outrage,
as a gross infringement upon the rights
of a peaceable citizen
John MtCook,
James Clarke,
Wm. Myers,
Geo. S. Nace,
P.obt. McMichssI,
Robt. Estill,
John Armstrong,
J. S. Seelin,
A. Roach,
Win.D. Lepper, jr.
H. Wines,
Win. B, Ryus,
R. Wbitacre,
H. H. Giegg,
B. F. Burch field,
J. D. Harbaugb,
Jobu Clarke,
J. L. Smith,
A. Armstrong,
R. Scott,
Jacob Harper,
James Martin,
Robt, E. Craig,
Jesse Wilson, -Sr.
Wm. Dorwert,
Geo. W. Nelson.
E. T. Tbompsoo,
W. Britton,
Jeff. Martin,
Win. D. Lepper,
G. S. Vallandicham.
M. Gilman,
Fisher A. Blocksom.
The Libel Case Again.
We had refraineJ from faying any.
thirsr upon this subject until ourallu
sions to it last w eek, and we hoped there
would be no occasion for us to refer lo
it again, but tbe conduct of the Kuow
Nothing mob is too outrageous to be
passed over in silence.
HarUborn charged us with tbe crime
of perjury, saying that the proot conld
be found in the Auditor. orLce, aud he
dared us to denial of tbe charge. Jus
tice to ourselves and our personal fneuds
demanded tbat we should not pass the
matter over in silence. Had it been
but a strictuxe upon our political con-
duct, it would have received uo notice
at our hands. But to charge us wiili a
high crime, and dare ue to a denial ol
it was quite another thin. We have
commented freely upoa the political
couduct of the Fusionists and Know
Nothings, but we never charged Harts
horn or eny one else with a crime.
When tbe charge wes made against ut
try Hartshorn, he knew it to be basely
and wilfully fle, manufactured out ol
whole clout. We dia not wish any libel
suit to arise from the matter, aud bad
hoped tbat iu due time tbe charge would
be retracted as publicly as it w as made.
Tbie waa ell we desired and all we have
ever asked. We had hoped that ihit
course would have beta purbued for the
sake of justice and peace in the commu
uity, aud we have no doubt it would,
bad not tbe Know Nothiugs otherwise
resolved. lu.iact we have now good rea
son for believing tbat tbe libel was in
pursuance of secret resolve of the Know
Nothings, id thai it is one of their
plans of operation to attack any person
by lbs foulest means, who boldly de
uouoces tbeir midnight plottings.
Instead, however, of the libel on us
being retracted, it was reiterated with
additional insult. We.were, therefore,
left the only alternative of calling upon
our libeler to prove tbe charge. We
bad been informed by a personal friend,
in -the sscretsof the Know Nothings,
that any attempt on our part to secure
a leeal inveslieation of tbe tnat'er
would be mat aur resisted by tbe whole
Know Nothing force st alt hassrds.
Bni- we vera out disposed xp fre inttmt
dated by tbie yarning, for It nothing
more could be accomplished, were
sure we conld make the midnight scoua
drels ahow their piratical colors.
Aecordiugl) we had our libeler ar
rested and bound over to the Probate
Court. Here the Know Nothings made
their fiitl demonstration, tbe judge de
tided that he had no jurisdiction in tbe
case, which the Know NnolhingS clai.n
procured through their m a qou raring.
No friend of Judge P.eed's however,
double the purity of hie motives in de
tiding is he did. The Supreme Court
having since otherwise dfd led, we hud
our'libltr aini ariesttdand brought be-
lot J.eou.rt Man.itsou. Here the Know
Nothings pf tin wHird in their full force
for the purpura of arresting the course
of justice. Trier- fir.t tried to seduce
Eeq. Hamilton by friendly sppliauces.
and failing in '.his they then attempted
to intimidate turn by threats of terrible
cousrquensei to himself personally
But Mr. Hamilton as not made of the
kind of material suited to their purpose
He plainlv told them that the scales.of
justice should be evenly end impartial
ly held by him, and the matter disposed
ol as the testimony miht warrant as
iu other cases. Finding themselves
.hue foiled, they then resorted to mob
lorce and violence. Wilson refused to
testify iu the case refuted to trnify
to the am matters he had eworn t) on
a former cctiKiod. The justice. Altor
neya end officers were resisted, threat'
ened, bullied and abused by the ruHnns
Whifky wee frrrly circulated to lactic
tbe mob to violence. Not eucceeding.
however, to their liking, tbe meitey
crew theu repaired to tbe Court House
to hold en indignaiiou meeting, bulmen
of chaiacter aud respectability weuld
have nothing to do with their proceed
ings. They did not dare to take action
only on the affirmative side of their mo
lions and resolutions, yet they weie ell
clearly voted down by more than two
to one. The whole thing was a dirgiace
ful caricature of a miserable force.
This is the course thing have taken.
We were charged with a crime an) dar
ed to deny it. We leave it to a proper
tribunal fur investigation, and tin mob
stepc between us and the court, and
says true the charge is false, but lie li
beler is a Know No'hing, we are Enow
Nothings, the charge was made at our in
stance, as much as his, and we will
neither permit it to be taken back or
have an investigation of the matter.
Aud yet they have the iiiioleute lo ac
cuse us ol being influenced by fetliugs
of malice, &c.
The cause against the libelere are in
the Probate and Common Please Courts,
aad the Know Nothings hope to iatiini
date the Courts or secure a Know Noth
ing jury, in which event tbey consider
themselvee safe, for it is conceded tint
the oath of mutual protection' between
the Know Nothings made to o.veMldadpgn(lm
any oath they may tike either est wit.
nesa or juror in a court of justice. We
shall see what we shall see, Ohio Pat
riot. ;
Mails '-We have not rejejed' e
Columbus paper ior more than a week
past, and our last two mails foiled, entirely,
Prepared for Life Illustrated.
THOUGH AFLOAT.
Enthusiasm Evanescent.
Again iu the nature of things
people can not be kept ahvavs .at a
white heat ot enthusiasm. To-night
an eloquent man could awake every
pulse in your hearts; but you go home
to your counting-houses and offices;
and mean time, like the square at Wat
erloo, the dave-power stands, cold,
iirin, and ro;o!ute. Government tan
alwacs host l!ir li"lif. floatinr trnons
ol popular enthusi'aam. The People
of Paris can tear up the pavetni'iit
icnts of
their city and pelt away Louis Phil-
iprjf, but, alter a little, capital rolls
back, and the towers of old despotic
institutions a.rpear again over the
.loudsot popular enthusiasm. It seems
lo me we are all going down the tor
rent of Niagara; Seward sits in his boat
and advises us to sit cn the northerly
side; that ii all. Applause. Your
Harpers, rich enough to aflord the lux
ury of a conscience, can not afford to
print the whole of an English bbok.-
A hiss. You ought to hiss. Loud
applause. I 1 have no enmity against
the Harpers, they have done much good
to the literature of our country; but he
that takes upon him the othce ot giving
us the voice of Europe assumes the
place of one of the great moral teach
ers of the times; how great is his 6in
who corrupts the sources ot moral li.e;
who poiaons the fountain from which
we receive the moral sentiment of oth
Wendell Phillips.
Life is Precious.
iiot
great blessings to every same mnd.
We lead that during the prevalence pi
a malignant fever, a venerable minister
found an old man sick with the decease
in a subterranean stable among rags,
without any other furniture than two
aws and a hatchet, which he could no
longpr weild. "Courage, my friend,"
said the priest; "God is about to show
you favor to-day, for you will leave a
world where you have known nothing
but troubles," 44 V hat troubles? an
swered the living man with a tee Lie
voice. "You are mistaken; 1 have
lived very conient,nor have I ever com
plained of my lot. God be praised for
having given me life, and lor closing
my days, that 1 may jo in luim 1 teel
the moment it has come, father;
adieu!'' Let us,who are so much more
Osgood's
Milestones.
Interesting from Cuba.
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 20.
The Picayune of this city has reeeiv-
ed Irtters by the Black Uornor from
Havana, whith say that the authoritiea
have issued orders to search all veasels
arriving from tbe United Slater, rumors
being current tbat numerous filibuster
ing crafts were on their way to U lal
and from the States, .. ,
This is the shortest article in the
D i woe at. ,
T-
From the Sonora Herald.
Horrid Murder at Sonora—Arrest
of the Murderer—His Confession
—Letters to his Wife, ect—His
Execution.
Ahmif QnVWb P XT lr Jn!c.nh
HmIph. Tr-ii.r nf TiiAlnmn- rnun.
r, .,..... - I
ty, was round weltering in blood on the
floorer Klo nffir. .imait a Hn.nit.l
street.- Mr. McBurneyhas been sleep.
ing in the office of late, at the request
of Mr. Ileslep, who was alone, his
brother and his other partner. Mr. Tay
lor, being absent. About nine o'clock
Mr. McB. entered tbe building, anil
finding no light, he called the name of
.Mr. Ileslep two or three times. Re
ceivingno answer, he struck a ligh
i:k.
with a match and found Mr. HesTep
lying on the floor all bloody, with Hie
not yet entirely extinct. He immediate!)-
ran out and alarmed all the neizh-
'to"Mi
bors. The safe was found robbed of
Us contents. Express riders were im
mediately dispatched to all the ferries
in the county to stop the egress oi sus
tncicus characters. On an examina
tion by a Coroner'a Jury eight wounds
were lound on the head of the deceas
ed, done with an axe. Tbe skull was
broken on the crown, and some of the
brains were scattered on the floor; and
a blow had been inflicted on the left
temple, and another on the right temple
either of which was sufficient to have
caused death. The face of the de
ceased was awfully disfigured with
wounds, atid the nose was broken.
The mouth, throat and nostrils were
found stuffed with paper to prevent the
victim Irora miking a noise. In the
course of the examination suspicion
was attached to one E. U. Griffiths,
who was somewhat familiar in Mr.
Heslep'i office, and who was the last
persons seen wklt tbe deceased. Just
as the Magistrate was about to commit
him, Constable Phillips came in and
announced that the stolen money had
been found in a carpet bag and in the
pantaloons' pocket of Griffiths, which
were discovered in his bed in the board
ing house where he was staying. Ther
pantaloons were all bloody. Confront
ed with these evidences of guilt, the
prisoner now acknowledged the com
mission of the crime, and made a full
confession of all the circumstances,
which we here append:
CONFESSION.
by steamer, and then came
K g Franc:8c0 on .... Go.
My name is Edward Crane Griffiths.
I was born in Liverpool,. England, in
1824. l went to Ireland when a boy,
and have been at sea since I was elev
en years of age. I came to Califor
nia irom Australia h November last
I first went to Callao. from thence to
den Age. Was in San Francisco since,
until 1 came to Sonora, previous to
New Year'a day. First conceived the
design of the murder last night. I
asked Mr. Ileslep to loan me eome
mopey. He had a bag of money in
his hand! containing gold and silver,
which he had taknn from a partition
in his desk. When I asked deceased
to loan me the money, he refused. I
then placed my hand upon the bag with
no intention of taking it, upon which
he arose and struck me in the breast.
My blood being aroused, I immediate
ly picked up '.the axe and struck de
ceased with it on the temple; then struck
him again two or three times when he
was down. He continued to make a
noise and I then put the paper in his
nostrils and mouth. I then took the
bag and the key which he had in his
hand, unlocked the safe, and took the
gold out of it. I then replaced the key
of the safe upon the table, blew out the
a. . a t
iigni and leu tne nouse; was occupied
only five minutes in the business. 1
went to my room, placed the money in
my carpet bag, changed my pantaloons
and walked out. I went down to the
Long Tom, and soon returned to Mr.
Hesleu's office, in which time the mur
uer naa been aiscoverea.
When I placed my hand upon the
bag I had no intention to take the mon-
ey, but did it in more ot a joue man
any thing else. I said to Mr. Ileslep.
vou might a; well lend me this. When
I saw that I had killed him I took the
money, for I then thought that I could
make tbe matter no worse. 1 lie pa
per which I put in his mouth I got
from the table. Five minutes before
Joingit I bad no idea of committing
the act.
I acknowledge this to be the whole
ruth,- and make this confession of tny
own free will and accord, without any
fear, threats, or compulsion from any
person. 1 his is made beiore the uor
oner's Jury, at fifteen minutes to two
A. M., 19th January, A. D. 1850.
E. C. GRIFFITHS.
An immense assemblage toon gsth
ered, and it was decided to hang tbe
prisoner at daylight. When the time
arrived the Sheriff and his deputies at
tempted to take possession of the pris
oner, but without success.
The prisoner was seized on the mo
ment he was brought forth Irom the
building, and marched on, surrounded
by armed men, to the outskirts of the
town. 1 he crowd behaved in a very
cool and decided manner. Finding a
suitable tree.a rope was adjusted to one
. i- j .i
oi its urn os, ana very soon mis miser
able murderer met the dishonorable end
which he so richly deserved.
The following letters to bis wife he
wrote after his conlession. lhrough
out the whole proceedings he display
ed no signs of nervousness or fear, but
on the contrary, maintained perfect
coolness and self-possession to tne last;
SONORA, Jan. 19th, 1855.
Mt Dkar Wifk Let not my fete
shock or disturb vou, for I die under a
kist sentence, and although the blow
was atrucK in a moment oi passion, l
a
am nevtribelesa your DOW guilty but)
E. C. G.
SONORA, Friday Morning, 9 A. M.
tv n.i.Bar W.Pr- n. hmir
" . , ,, . . :f ,
r""' uu Vi".wr j i2 71
never was; but.tnank God.rfeel happy
under my present circumstances, in farm
reliance on that ucxj who lias so ion
, . , i i:i. ,l l. -
I'1 kusu'
last we patted, that it was iorever, tut
W "opes are firm in our meeting again
ill huuiuci iiu vciici r, una. . ai uw
dying could but return my victim to
lite, what a source ot happiness it
would be! Pray for me,my dear Mary
Anne, and strive to forget this dreadful
affair; but you may depend that, tho'
black and bad looking, it was not pre
meditated. The crowd are impatient.
iy waning ior aayugni ana me. oo,
m .. i t a. ai
Iorever farewell in this world; and that
you may be happy, is the last wish of
your unlortunate and dying husband
E. C. G.
THE EXECUTION.
The atrosity of the murder had kept
the whole community abroad, and as
soon as all the particulars ol his cap
lure and confession got about.tlie crowd
assembled at the place of his raptivi
ty, and resolved that he should be hung
a't daylight. Griffiths had a respect
able and intelligent appearance; but the
foul fiend must have stood bravely by
him to the last, for ao much control
over one's self, under the circumstan
ces, seemi incredible. Indeed, he was
to all appearance the only unconcerned
person in that assemblage, and was el
evated upon the limb ot a tree like a
dog, giving neither by word or look
any concern thereat.
Iowa.
The Democrats of Iowa have just
held a State Convention and adopted
the following excellent resolutions:
"Resolvtd, That there has never
been a period in the history of our
country when we 'could with more con
fidence proclaim to the world our en
tire adherence lo, and approval of, the
old land marks ot the Democratic par-
"Resolved, That the temporary sue
cess of our foes being the result ot an
abandonment of principles on their
karl' nd ie rWt'n of discor-
waut cu iiitute ui vug in, ivciuti iui as i v -
cenary ends, afTords no grounds for
alarm; but that, confident of the cor
rectness of our principles, and of the
integrity ot the masses, we appeal to
the sober second thought of the people
with no fears as to the verdict they may
render. J
"Resolved, That the liberal princi-
files imbodied by Jefferson in the Dec
aration of Independence, and sane
tioned in the Constitution; which make
our's the land of liberty, and the asy
lum of the oppressed of every nation,
have ever been cardinal principles in
the Demociatic faithjand every attempt
to abridge the right of becoming citi
zens, and the owners of soil among us,
ought to be resisted with the same spir
it which swept the alien and sedition
aws Irom the statute-book.
"Resolved, That we adhere to the
doctrine of an unrestrained religious
liberty, as established by the Consti
tution of the United States, and sus
tained b all Democratic administra
tions. "Resolved, That we fully indorse
the administration of Franklin Pierce,
as sound in principle, discreet in poli
cy, and true to the country.
"Resolved, That we cheertuiiy ap
prove ol the public acts of the Demo
cratic delegation in Congress irom tne
State ot Iowa during the present ad
ministration.
"Resolved, That the action of the
Democratic members of the General
Assembly during the present session, in
relation to the election of United States.
Senator, meets with our unqualified
approbation,"
Good Times Coming!
Money Matters in New York.
the Evening Pott of the 13th inst.,
publishes the Weekly Statement ot the
city of New York, on which it makes
trt following comments:
"Thelanssnd discounts have been
increeted no less than 1 1,705,672, the
amount reported being 169,851,669,
which is au eipaiuiou ol over eight mil
lious of dollars since the 2d December
last: a very efficient cause ol money bav
ing become cheaper, especially when
combined with a decreased demand, il
imports being one-half leu than last
year, inie decline lu tne imports nas
a powerful effect, there- being so much
ess demand for moner to nay duties, sr
well as to remit abroad. The Treasu
ry is anffering from this movement. .
"Tbe amount of bank discounts is
now 1 1,700,000 less thnn the correspou
dio period of last year, but the amouut
of specie the banks bold is no less than
$5,262,000 greater. Between the 4th
February and the 4th March, 1854, there
was a further expansion of four million
ol dollars, accompanied by a small de
cline in the amount of specie. Tie
rates of foreign exchange are about the
same. We may expect a somewhat sim
ilar movement thil year."
The greatly deminished importation of
foreign goods, the decrease of specie in
ihe subtreaeury, and the continual ar
rivala from California with millions ol
gold, must produce state of things in
the moneyed affairs of tbe country that
few dreamed of a month or two ago.
But few were hopeful enough to believt
a prophecy of tbe kind when told tbem
There ia a small decrease of specie in
the New York Banks, for the week, euu
the whole amount that bas left tbe city
is about 11,000,000 fOr the same time
This amount has gone West and South,
and its e Cecil will be for good, as more
Statesman.
Trouble among the Know Nothings.
BALTIMORE, Feb. 21.
the Mayor, many of whom were reject-
d. '
There was a regular storm in the Know
Nothing city council last evening; grow,
ioeout of some t-f the nominations ol
Later from Enrope.
Later from Enrope. ARRIVAL OF THE BALTIC.
Decline in Breadstuffs.
Formation of a new Cabinet in England.
A BATTLE ON THE DANUBE.
Mutiny in the French Army.
NEW YORK, Feb. 21.
The steamship Baltic ha arrived,
with Liverpool date to thu lOili tint.
lu Bcgland a new Miuistry had been
formed, as follows: Premier; Lor.l Pulm
ereton; War, Lord Paumure; Foreign,
Earl Clarendon; lloxe, Sidney llerber!.
Colonial, Sir Ceo. Grey; Exchequer. W.
Gladstone; Admirutily , Sir Jaine. Grj
ham; Chancellor, Lord Cronworih; Pres
ident of the Council, Earl Granville;
Privy Seal, Duke of Argyl; Pulilic
Works, Sir W. Molesviorih; President
of the Board of Control, Sir Charles
Wood; Postmaster, Lord Canning; With
out Office, Marquis of LauJsmviie, The)
above form the Cabiuet. Aberdeen.
Newcastle and Russell go out, and Pin
mure comes in. The bulauce ere the
same as the late Miuistry.
Affair iu the Ciimea were unchang
ed. There Is reported a battle between the
Ruiaians and Tuiks on tbe Danube, in
which tbe Turks were victorious, It is
also reported that a mutiny of the Zju
errs bad taken place in tbe Crimea, ami
the 400 bad beeu sent prisoueri lo Con
stantinople. Sir Cbarlea Napier has made a savage
speech against the Government.
In the English Parliament, expliim.
tions had beeu made by those who ha 'I
failed lo form Cabinets. Nearly three
million pounds was voted for war pur
poses. Fikhieries bill hid passed.
Earl Aberdeen Las been creatsJ Knight
of the Garter. The Lord Ma) or of Loo
don had given a great beuquet. Amui'it
iboia pra.aut ia Lo,U Co rd iy.l , Sir
Charles Napier, and other notables fan
the Crimea and Baltic, who were reeeiv.
ed with euthuslasm. Sir Charles Na
pier defended himself, ami bitleily at
(atked the Administration.
Iu the reconstruction of 'lis Briticlr
Cabinet, Derby, Lsrid.owue, Unwell an i
Clarendon were successively sent for by
the Queen, anJ all faile I to form a Cil)
iuet, when Palmerston was ralu'ti iu
a It
ana succeeaeu.
The latest official dispatches from T.-
Ian are to the 23d an t 2 1 tit. Suth al
lude to the improvement in the veath-
er, and speaka cheeringly of tbe future
prospect. Ihe latter im; " e re
sume our work before the towuU'uli re
newed activity.''
Einbl Austnan merchant ships v e re-
firs d into bv the Ruaasans at G.U'z. .
Austria demanded an explanation.
The Euulish mMsiuimiirs in I'oUi.J
have been ordered to leave the K'tsaUn
territory.
LATEST.
Queen Victoria h isaued e procla.
trillion, forbiding the EriliaH. atliutsi'V
or abroad, sending the enemy or supply
ing him with munition of war.
A Monster Iron Ship.
The Ediubutg Journal gives a detail
ed account of a, i imrneii; iton chip.
whith ia now being coustructeJ fur tin;
Australian trade, at a ennt of or
400,000. She will te 67j Ul loo:.
33 feet wide at her create:! brdth t
beam, and CO feet dtep in the lioKi. B!-:
will be furnished with paddle whreU
and a screw the former cf a iioinii-..!
power of 1000 horses, the UUrr of V'.j".
horses; but pructirelir. tli combine 1
power may be estimated at 3000 ln'r.-r.
The erginei, when erected r.d put to
gether, will be up warrls of CO leet ii
higbt. The weight of the entire ii-at'itn-rrv
will be about 2OC0 loi.i. and of t!i!
11 13.000 tons.' She t.iU carry 6-vir
al thousand tons of coal and ir. ere h io
dise; 1600 paiseugers, end br n.e..nrii-
menl capacity gives about 2,vCj u .
burden. Notwithstanding, tier diuuht
of water will be but enmll, not excell
ing twenty feel Mtifii lilit, and thirty
feet when fully loaded, bhe will carry
coal enough for a voya&e round tin
world, and is built upon u model to i:i-
ure great speed. Hei ordinary bpee j .j
expected to be 18 cr 23 mile hu Ixm.t.
She is expected to make tbe tojtge from
Enlaud lo Australia in thirty diys, an t
return by Cape Horn in t'iirtv d.is moid
thus making the circuit of tae gic
in Iwj months.
Uriom or Church aso Stats. The
ministers throughout the country seiu
to be turning politicians. Tbey ere
ueglecting the interests of tbeir "Divine
Master" for aecular employment, The
following which we tale from the Wash
ington Union shows how fond tbe cler
gy are of gelling office. The Uaicu
says:
Sixty of these political ministers are
now memb:s oi tne Legislature tt
Massachusetts. Ago&dly number is al
so to be found in tbe Legislature cf
Pennsylvania. Quite a nutuler of the.
ministers of '.he Gospel have been cho
sen to tbe uevr Congies;; and in IVan-
ylvania it is notorious that there is
Itiite a collection ot whith cravats bow
ing and lutnguiug to get ibeir bro.brr.
i Mr. Tiffioy, of the Methodist perfu
sion, elected to the United States Sen
ate. "J don't like to patronize this lire,"
said a culprit to a hangman. "Oh1
never
miud this once," was ti;e rf p'.y,
"it will soon surpend its operations,"
Markets.
BALTIMORE, Feb. 21.
Flour: Howard ttrrtt sells at 88 53.
and City Mills et tS 25. Wheit: 8,0J j
bmhelssold at tl 5s9 10 for wl.uli.
md tl 90ot3 for red. Uu.: 11.CC3
bushels white sold at 67c, ami fnal
tots of yellow at88c. There is r.o ilunjj
in other aititUs.
NEW YORK, Feb. 21.
Breadstuff's are tozettlial firnn!.
Grain is unchanged. Cotton istiti:.
Stocks are looking up. Very few tsaus
of tny leading articles have Uei: vt.'.v
to-day, kotli sellers and bujrr j
off for the news by tbe Baltic now be
low, with a weeks later intelligence
from Europe.

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