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f (J by the United Slates, n J the Sher
iff anJ bit deputies are re quired to If ep
the prisoners safely "until they it iis
charged by (A rfus eor n laws of the
It must be recollected that when the
labial corpus wi served upon the Mr
ehil, the caw before the Commissioner
was ia prcgrr, and near its tertnina
lion. I there any precedent for such
procedure1 If the SUle Court had
concurrent power, the proceeding would
hare been irregular and void. Under
the lime government I co'jld not hare
Interposed. Cm that Conn of dif
fcrent government, could interpose in
thil form U sanctioned by no law or
precedent. Before the Supreme Court
of Wiicomin reversed, as I Court of Er
rori. the decision of the District Court,
it bid the grace to wait until that Court
bad finally decided.
It U not unusual in legal proceedings
to plead former recovery or a former
icquittil. Can any Court interpose in
such cues, and tike the case from the
Court in which the jurisdiction i ves
ted? If the Commissioner did wrong,
does that authorize the State Judge to
interpose by writ of habeas corpus, and
withdraw the case from the federal ju
It it a general principle of law, to
which I know of no exception, that the
lawi of every government shall be con
itrued by itself, ind such construction
ii acted upon by the judiciary of ill oth
By the Federal Constitution, "the ju
dicial power of the United States is de
clared to be vested in one Supreme Court
I nd in luch inferior Courts, as the Con
gress miy from time to time origin ami
establish." Under this provision the
judiciary ol the Union 'ires a construc
tion of the laws, which is obligator? on
the State tribunals. The Constitution
again declares that the Constitution and
laws of the United Stales, which shall
be made in pursuance thereof, and ill
treaties nude, or which shall he made
under authority of the United States,
shall be the supreme law of the land;
and the Judges in every State shall he
bound thereby, anything in the consti
tution or laws of my State to the con
The construction of the statutes of the
different States, except where the Su
preme Court of the Union exercises an
ppellate power, has uniformly been
followed by the United States. This
hit been csriied so far, by the Supreme
Court, is to reverse its own decisions to
conform to a change in the derisions in
the State Court, and this wos on the
ground of policy, to avoid two rules of
property in the same State. It has been
considered is no degradation by the Su
preme Court to follow the established
construction of the local laws by the
Courts of the States. There is no in
stance, it is believed, where a Federal
Court has disregarded the decisions of
a S'.ale Court, where it possessed no ap
Some years ago an individual was in
dicted for a capital offense in the Cir
cuit Court of the United States, in w hich
that most learned and able man, Judge
Blory, presided. The individual was in
prison, under State process, for debt or
some petty offense. The District Attor
ney of the United States moved the
Court to issu? a habeas corpus to bring
the defendant before the Court; but that
learned Judge held that he had no pow
er to issue the writ for that purpose.
Some year or two ago a cafe similar in
principle occured in the Circuit Court
of the United States for Ohio, and that
Court held it had no power to take the
defendant from the State jurisdiction
In such cases, in this State, an arrange
ment has been made with the State au
thority to order the accused to be de
livered to the Marshal, with x pledge.
that he should te returned to the State
juiisdiction. And where a concurrent
jurisdiction exists in the Federal and
State Courts, .the Federal Courts have
uniformly held the suit in these Courts
to be abated where the same cause of
action had been sued in the State Court.
I caunot withhold the expression of
m suruise at the earnest, if not indig
nant, manner in which the counsel spoke
of the conduct of the Commissioner in
iisuing his w arrant after the decision of
the Probate Court on the hvbeas corvus:
and in intimation was throw n out that,
if the peace of the country is to be pre
served, more respect must be shown by
the federal authority to the decisions of
the State Court,
Thete is not the least foundation for
thil feeling and expression. Itariser
from in entire misconseption of the
cise under consideration. The Commis
sioner of the United States issued his
warrant to arrest the supposed fugitive
from labor, on the application of the
master. There is no evidence that he
hid any knowledge of the previous de
cision of the Probate Judge. No one, I
suppose, will allege that he had the le
gal evidence of the fact; but suppose the
record had been presented to him, did
he show any want of respect to the
State Court by issuing the warrant and
inquinog into the complaint? This by
BO means prejudiced the right of the fu
gitive, as the previous decision could be
set up in bar of the procedure, if such
decision were final.
But I have an authority on this point.
Some ten years ago a habeas corpus was
issued by the Circuit Court of the Uni
ted States, for the Eastern District ol
New York, to bring before it an indivi
dual who had been arrested as a fugitive
from justice under our late treaty with
England. The Circuit Court was held
by Jndge Betts, the District Judge, who,
on full examination, remanded the
prisoner to be given up under the treaty.
Judge Nelson, out of Court, issued an
other habeas corpus, and the prisoner
being brought before him. he adjourned
the case to the Supreme Conrt. When
toe matter was in disscussion before
the Court, I urged that the second habeas
corpus wis irregular. The rase was
dismissed for wint of jurisdiction, but
a majority of the Judges intimate the
opioioa that the first decision br the
Circuit Court was no bar to the second
writ. I differ with my brethern on the
question, but s the Court did out take
Jurisdiction no decision wn given in the
case. The writ of habr.as corpus being
returned to Judge Nelson, he discharged
Every one who examines the authori
ties in this country and in England wilt
fin J that there have been diversity ol
judgments on the point whether the de
cision on a habeas corpus ii filial; and
after the case above cited, the sympath
ies of the coancel for the indignity done
to the Judge of Probate may well be
spared, a lino ill apprehensions for the
public peace being disturbed, for any
want of respect by the federal authori'
liei to the State Courts.
Slate rights are invoked by the coun
sel. If these rights .are construed to
mean I subversion of the federal author
iiies, they may be somewhat in dinger
That the Commissioner had jurisdic
tion in the case is clear. While duly
engaged in the investigation of the mat
ter, the Honorable Judge of the Com
mon Pleas whose motives I by no
means question by a habeas corpus,
took from the custody of the Marihal
the body of the fugitive, which left the
Commissioner without a case. It wrest
ed from him, without any authority of
Uw, the subject of his jurisdiction.
This, so far as I know, is without pre
cedent. Hail any Commissioner or Fed
eral Judge interposed, and by the same
means had dtsiegarded and disturbed
llje jurisdiction of a State Court, 1 should
have fell not less concern than the ele
A sense of duty com pets me to say
that the proceedings-of th Honorable
Judge Were not only w ithout the author
ity of law, but against law, and that the
proceedings are void, and I am bound to
treat them as a nullity. The Marshal
is. discharged from custody.
The Commissioner hating discharged
the fugitive, this case is interesting on
ly as it regards the Federal and State
Last Words of Nicholas about the
United States, England & France.
The New Orluaus Bee publishes the
following passages from I letter addres
ed to an eminent foreigner, now in th
city, bv a Russian friend, residing in
St, Petersburg The Bee says, 'it may
be regarued as entirely authentic'
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 1855.
Before my letter reaches you, you will
probably have received intelligence ol
a loss that will probably spread a gloomy
veil over all Russia: for the death of
such a man i a blow that not only
strikes his own country, but resounds
from the shores of the whole world
In my last letter I did not dare openly
to declare what we were expecting from
day to day, for we were' unwilling to
accustom our hearts to an idea, which
our minds were incapable of conceaving.
The laot days of the Czar ire a w hole
century in the history of Russia, and will
he never forgotten by ihofe who wit
nessdthem Do not imagine that he
was exasperated with his foes. Quite
the contrary! Impartially, like a pro
phet, he gazed on the present situation
of the different European powers, and
predicted te future with the accuracy
of one who'looks beyond the present.
'England, ' said he, 'has reached her
culminating point either for life or death
There is no middle point for her to pur
sue. One 'hiag alone may save her, and
that is a free confession, not only by
government, but by the whole aristoc
rucy, made to the people, that they have
been absurd, from first .o last, that the
Crown is unable any longer to maintain
its power, and that the. people must rise
and unite together like one man, to save
the honor and preserve the independence
ol the countr,. A candid acknowledge
ment of the truth may even now save
England, if her corrupt aristocracy can
be brought to the stool of confession.
France, on the contrary, can ' maintain
hersell only by falsehood and deception.
The Emperor may proclaim to his sub
jects that he governs and influences the
affairs of all Europe, that not a shot
can be fired without his permiusion.and
that France is the .'irst power in Europe;
but a single shock, one speech of a dem
agogue may overthrow him and darken
the star of Napolean forever. I have
offered my hand, the band of reconcili
ation, aud he refused it. He wishes to
avenge Moscow upon me, and S', Hele
na upon tngiaiid. aiiorl sighted man,
who seeks to avenge the sin of the fa
I lie 's upon ihe children. As for Ger
many, Austria and Prussia, they would
uot now exist, if 1 had not saved them
when they crouched at my feet six veers
ago; they think to strengthen themselves
in the mighty struggle between the oth
er nations of Europe. But they have
been and never will be more than sec
ondary powers, satraps holding author
ity by the clemency of in) House, or b
permission of the Wes'.eru Powers.;
Vet one consolation is left to me in the
midst of ill this ingratitude and villainy,
and lhat is the silent sympathy of that
high-hearted people on the other side ol
the Atlantic, the only heart in which
hear an echo of my struggle against the
united Europe. Never have 1 forgotten
the smallest kinnuess shown to me bv
the least of my subjeects; let my child
ren never forget what we owe to Amer
ica; aud if ever an hour of danger dark
ehs the Union, let her find a faitblul atly
in my tainily
These words maybe of interest to you
my friend, becauie you are now living
amongst the Americans; and I mention
(hem knowing that your sympathies
have bound you to a foreign land nearly
half a century. One learns to recoguize
hie true friends m the hour of danger
and you may rely upon it, that as long
as a Czar sits oil Russia s throne, the
American States will uever ueed
The above (says the Bee) is a faithful
and almost literal translation from the
latter which is written in German, by
one of the nobles of Courland, residing
in St. Petersburg. From the source
whence we received it, we have no hesi
atiou in guaranteeing its authenticity
A Gone Sucker. The Van Buren
(Arkansas) Intelligence! of the 30th ult
It has been mathematically proven
ani practically demonstrated, that the
Arkansas rier will be no more fit fur
navigation. The banks have fallen in
to such an extent as to widen the bed ol
the river immeasurably, requiring a lar
ger volume of water than usually comes
dowu in ordiusry rises, to lurnisn its.
thirsty bars aud to fill up the bed. Thei
only dependence now is the railroad.
T be I uke of the duple is lite Supreme Law
AND THEIR MOTTO,
1:. A. 1111411 OX l:!tlor.
lI'.Wl'lilR, APRIL 27, 181.
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DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET.
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For Lieutenant Governor,
For Supreme Judges,
ROBERT B. WARDEN.
For Auditor of State, 1
WILLIAM D. MORGAN.
For Treasurer of Slate,'
JNO. G. BRESL1N.
For Secretary of State,
For Board of Public IVorlts,
JAMES B. STEEPMAN.
On the first page will be found quite
a lengthy production, considering the
subject. We like to please our friends
and particularly the ladies. "Sarah"
has certainly chosen an unexplored
field. Hope she will exercise her po
etical penius on other subieets. 1 We
cannot think she intends any particular
dig at true religion, and wecannotsuo
scribe to many of her notions. Try
BuiLDKHS Takk Notice. That B.
P. Hewitt Co , at the sleam Saw
Mill, keep constantly on hand all kinds
of lumber for building; also, plastering
lath, and will deliver the same at Ale
Arthut, Hamden, Allensville, Pratts-
ille, or either of oui Furnaces, upon
lair terms. See advertisement in an
other column and give them a call.
CO" We are rejoiced to state that the
brick-lat incr on our Court House has
cqnimenced, and is progressing rapid-
AVaverlcy Magazine. '
This is the title of a splendid work,
edited by Bro. M. A. Dow, of Boston,
Mass. It is all tlte heart can wislt lor
in the literary line. All those desirous
ol obtaining a good family (weekly)
Magazine should send on lor it imme
diately. Terms: Two dollars per
ear, in advance.
Arthurs Magazine, for May, is re
ceived; it contains a beautiful colored
scene of the LakeofComo; the Spring
Fashions, tor ladies; any quantity ol
Needlework patterns, and is an ex
cellent number, 60 far as the literary
productions of the work is concerned.
lerms: 1 wo dollars per year, in
OCT We call the attention of our read-
er to the notice of the Exhibition,
winch is to come on in this place on
Friday evening at the M, E. Church
Mr. Johnson exhibited in Athens
for three evenings in succession, during
last week, and we hear his exhibitions
sDoken ol highly in that place. He
leaves Alliens with the warm wishes of
the citizens for his future success and
prosperity wherever lie may go. '
It will be seen by refering to our ad
vertising columns, that the Marietta &
Cincinnati R. R. Co., commence on
Monday next, running regular Trains
from Chillicothe, to twenty miles East
By this arrangement our citizens-
leaving here early enough to reach the
terminus ol the road at nne o'clock,
can go through to Cincinnati in a sin
gle day; or tliey can go to Chillicothe
and alter there spending the principal
business hours ol the day, return home
in the evening.
We understand that the R. R. Co.,
intend resuming track laying in a short
time, and it the appeal of the Company
to me citizens along the line ot the
Road, lor assistance, be promptly res
ponded"), we may confidently expect
to see the Road in operation to our
own immediate neighborhood in a very
We call the attention of our reader;
to the Card of C. P. Tracy & F.
J. Oakes. Both of those gentlemen
are well known to our business commu
nity. Mr. Oak es, ' formerly of the
Firm of Oakes & Buskirk. is one ol
the best business men in Portsmouth.
Those of our Merchants and Fur
nace men wishing to purchase cheap
goods, should give them a call. ,
Small Chanoe for thb Crimea.
The New York Express, f Tuesday,
says that seventy-five tons of coin have
been engaged as part of a cargo of a ves
sel now loading there fur Constantino.
pie, and the shippers bate forty five
ton more, which they are' anxious to
engage. It ia all in kru tiers, (the cop
per coin of Germany, nearly equal in
value to our cent.) and comprizes a col
lection made, probably, from the money
brought out by emigrants. It was taken
hv the veiael atftS tier ton f"ritrht.
W ben it arrives, the Mussulmans will
be well supplied with .'.'small change
War at Home.
It seems lhat we may have a ¬
ling ot war with Spain, if her drunk-
en. senseless omcers, wno nave com
knand at Cuba, are not more cautious.
We hope Gen. 1'iercr and his Cabi
net have the firmness to put a stop to
such indignities to American seamen
at once. Let Commodore McCaulky
at the next Spanish Man-ot-War that
fires into our steamers and it will soon
settle the matter; if not, let Cuba be
annexed! Read the following Irom the
New York Times:
"The aelection of Commodoie Me
Cauley to command the Gulf squadron
is significant, and the tumors of an in
crease of the squadron are confirmed. -As
strong a naval force as can be spared
for the purpose has been ordered to cruise
in the neighborhood of Cuba, in the
track' of our s'.eamtrs, and future insults
to our flag seem likely to be promptly
redressed. Captain General Concha is much fright
ened about the Eldorado affair, and makes
all the appologies in his power, The
Presideul has taken very decided ground
in that matter, and assumed the respon
sibility of carrying out his own views
of the measures proper lobe adopted.
these, you may rest assured, are vigor
ous and eitreme. It seems that not on
ly the El Dorado and the Dauiel Web
ster have been brought to on the high
seas by Spanish cruisers within the last
month or two, but the Illinois, also, was
served the same way not long ago. She
did not report i he lact, however. -such
outrages, without atonement, having
become too common to be deemed, in the
estimation of her officers, worthy of no
lice. There will be trouble with Spain soon
unless, with the usual puoillanity of in
soleul imbecility, she tumbles on her
knees at the lirst exhibition of spirit on
the part ol the Unued Stales. The next
lime a Spanish cruiser brines to one of
our mail steamers on the high seas, it is
intended that a United States war ves
tel shall be near enough to participate
iu the entertainment by pouring her
broadside into the Spaniard forthwith.
Mark the truth of thi. The instruc
tions to Mc.Cauley will confirm what I
say whenever they are made public.
luch a demonstration will make au is
sue not lu be evaded; and we shall then
learn the true character of the secret
protectorate of Spain maintained by
Kngland and France. What a capital
privateer fleet our Cuban filibusters
would fit out iu the event of a war with
Spaiu arising out of these eventa."
Upou the above the Times which we
need out iutorm our readers in an oppo
sition print makes the following edi
"The measure is an extreme one ; but
we misunderstand the popular heart if it
does uot thoroughly approve and sustain
it. It has been matter of surprise to
us thai Eome of our cotemporaries defend
the right of Spanish cruisers to bring to
our vessels, and examine their papers,
to ascerlaiD whether they are filibusters
or not. We can admit no such doctrine.
It is directly in the Ueth of ihe prin
ciple for which we fought in 1812. It
ia violative, clearly, ot the broad Amer
ican principles so often, so eloquently,
and so lorciblylaid down by the late la
mented Webster. The ship covered by
the flag of the United Slates is 'a part
of the American soil; and, unless it
shall be within one marine league of
the laud, it can be no inorr invaded in
lime ol peace, by the urge J agent of a
ioreign power, than can the city of New
War at Home. Another New Rolling Mill in Portsmouth.
We understand tliu'. negotiations for
the erection ol a third rolling mill in
our enterprising city are in piogreas.
The gentieineii whose uames we have
heard mentioned iu connection with
this matter are men ol means and energy
We greel with pleasure this additional
evidence of improvement, and trust ii
will become a fixed fact, Portsmouth
is eminently calculated for a manufac
luring poiut especially of all iron pro
The new mill now in process of fin
ishiug v ill soon be completed, aud a lew
weeks will sufhee for it to gel in opera
Location or Hll. A. curious ser
mon was delivered a Sunday or two ago
at the Kumau Catholic Church of the
Annunciation, at Manhattaiiville, New
York, bv the Kev. Mr. Walworth, of Sa
ratoga. The topic of bis discourse was
the location and tormenlsof Hell. He
undertook to demonstrate that Hell was
situated in the inside of the earth, com
mencing iboui Iweni-one miles from the
surface, where granite beings to melt.
He also annmeu that beat was a pre
dominant characteristic of this adude of
the damned, and illustrated the propo
si lion by reference lo the uniformly
high temperature of everything which
bad reached us from that quarter of our
Erskine, whose death is an
nouu.ced in the English papers, was the
eldest son of the illustrious orator ol
that name. On the first day of the pres
put century he married a daughter of
Gen. John Ladwallader, of Philadelphia.
She died on the 23d of March, 1843, and
on the 26th of July of the same year,
just four months after he parted with
his firt wile at the crave, be consoled
himself by marrying her cousin, Ann B.
Travis, lie was British Minister lo the
United States in 1806; his eldest son,
who bears the name of Thomas Ameri
cus, succeeds to the title.
Massachusetts has passed two acts
lately. One excludes all native Catho
lies from holding office of trust, honor
or emolument in that State; and the
other extends the same disability to all
persons of foreign birth. Massachusetts
baa two other acts. One permits negroes
to vote and bold office, and the other
mingles white and colored children in
the same public school. Exchange.
Thus will it be seen that while ail
foreign and naliv born Catholic citi
zens are excluded from holding office,
the negro is entitled to thia privilege
is held in higher estimation in the lib
tral aud patriotic ' State of Missacbu
setts than white foreigners and native
Catholics, There is no accouutiug for
A WHOLE FAMILY MURDERED.
A Man, Wife, and Five Children.
From the Wabash (Ind.) Express of April 11.
Yesterday'evening, a re
nort reached towu that a whole family
was discovered buried under the floor of
the cabin which had been occupied oy
Ihe Hubbards.who are now in jail, charg
ed with the murder of Boyles. The
awful news spread rapidly over town;
and in half an hour, or less, the Coro
ner, with a jury and thirty or forty citi
zens, had stalled for the place. We
immediately sel about finding the truth
of ihe story, and ere indebted to Mr.
James Wilson for what follows:
Yesterday (Tuesdiy) morning. Mr.
Wilson and M. I. Thomas, constable,
provided with a warrant, started down
the canal to arrest Ihe wife of Hubbard,
whom late developments rendered il
highly probable that the was an accom
plice in the murder of Boyles. Thev
proceeded to Mr. Uardiner s worss. nve
miles west of town, where they fouud
the woman and arrested her. Mr. Love
land suggested to Mr. Wilson that sus
picious were entertained that the Hub
bards had murdered a whole family last
As soon as Mr. Wilson heard '.his, he,
in company with Mr. Loeland, went
to the house of Mr. Fisher, where they
ascertained thatsome lime in September
last this Hubbard family went to board
with a family by the name of French,
who then lived in the cabin since occu
pied by the Hubbardi. This French
familv consisted of seven persotjs, the
father, mother, and five childieu. They
were a very poor family, and had been
living in the neighborhood tix or seven
years, and were well known by ihe
neighbors. During last summer the old
man French had raised a small patch ol
corn and some garden stuff, the whole of
which, together wiih the furniture, was
not worth oer 650. Some lime in Oc
lober. Mr. Lewis, a near neighbor, went
to the Cabin of French to purchase his
com. lie was mei at tne leutom
of the cabin by the Hubbard, and was
told that the night belore Mr, French s
brother had coma along wiih a wagou,
and had taken Mr, French's whole lam-
ily away with him, aud had started lor
Illinois, and that they had purchased all
their things, including the corn, garden
id furniture. A day or two alter warn,
Mr. Stearnes Fisher weal over to inquire
if ihe Frenches needed any aisistance,
and was met in the same way by the'
Hubbard's and was told the same st0,7-
No suspicions were entertained al tlte
time lhat foul pley had been used, and
nothing accrued until after the bo ly of
Boyles bad been fouud and the Hubbards
were arrested, ll then begin to be
thought these monsters had murdered the
w hole family.. On hearing these state
ments, Mr, Wilson deieiminrd in go and
search the premises. He then went
down 10 Gardiner's works and procured
shovel and a pick, and tried to gel
some one lu go with him. No one, ho a'-
ever, believed the story, and so nu one
volunteered lo uo. While thry were
talking, Mr Thompson came up, and he
aud Mr. Wilson proceeded lo Hubbard's
a lid fouud the noor locked. They drew
the staple with ihe pick, and entered the
house. They found the floor raised, and
some dirt removed. Mr. Miles Mordii,
constable had been there a short time
previous, searching, aud had discovered
piece of skull-bone and had gone
away, iiiey then proceeded lo dig away
the dirt, aud soon discovered the body
of au infant, very much decayed. Thty
iiumediaiely left and came u p to town
and got ihe Coroner, who summoned a
J ury, consisting of Staarnea' Fisher, J.
Lewis, D. Books, F. Lovelaml, M. W.
Stoberaud Dr J. W.Jellisou, who pro
ceeded lo the place, at once, which they
reached about seven o clock lust evening
lu the presence ol a large company
they proceeded to examine the place
where the iulatlt had been discovered,
and, horrible lo relate, found seven bod
ies, consisting of this entire French fum
My'. 1 tie ir skulls were all broken in,
aud the legs ol the old man French and
his wile were broken, so that they could
be doubled up and forced into the hole,
which was three or four f-:el deep.
Thev were laid in a heap the father and
mother ut ihe bottom, and the children
on ton. 1 lie babe was about li I tee it
months old, and the oldest child about
fifteen years old. There were three girls
aud two buys. The children were much
decayed, but the parents were still
sound, and were easily recognized by
those who had kuown them.
There is not the least doubt but that
the Hubbards are guilty of this whole
sale and damning murder. Il ia almost
loo horrible lor beliel, but lacts are as
above staled, aud the conclusion is irre
sistible, The Hubbards are all in jail
Mrs. Hubbard will be examined to-day.
There seems to have been no oilier mo
live than the obtaining what few world
ly goods this poor lainily possessed,
which were not worth oet fifty dollars
The following queries have beeu pro
pounded to to us :
Can a man be a Mason, and a K. N
and be consistent?
Cau a man be an Odd Fellow aud i
K. N., and be consistent?
Can a man be a Red Mau and a K. N.
aud be consistent?
Can a man be a Son of Temperance
and a K. N., and be consistent?
Cau a man be a K. N.. and a member
of any benevolent association which re
auires obligations similar to those of
the above societies, and be consistent!
These are questions which it will be
well to pouder.
In our estimation, he cannot be con
sixteni for while the oaths of the K, N'i
command him to disfranchise and ex
elude from the rights of citizenship all
who are of foreiru birth, or believe in
the Romau Catholic faith, the obliga
lions of the other societies require him
lo treat all as brothers, no matter where
bom no matter what religious faith
"When a man ceases to be consistent
As a man, we answer no; and act
The Erie Railroad Company lost 14
cars by hre, two ot tliem lull ot dry
goods and other. freight. The build
ings destroyed were of little value.
Entire loss ?3iJ,U0U.
From the New York Daily Tribune.
The President in Earnest about
WASHINGTON, April 9.
The President has really determined
to make a demonstration against Spain
at lastT The selection of Com. McCauly
to command the Gulf Squadron, is sig
nificant, and the rumors of the Inc'rea.e
of the squadron, whan I gave you some
time since, are all confirmed As alrong
a Laval force as can he spared for the
purpose, has been ordered to cruise in
ihe neighborhood of Cuba, in the track
of our steamers, and future ius.olts to our
flag seem likely to be promptly redress
ed. Mr. Marcy is very backward about go
ing into this business; so is Mr. Cusb
ing. Messers. Guthrie and McClelland,
are also understood to oppose extreme
measures. Bui the President has acted
on his impulse, although oi,ly Mr. Davis
and Mr. Dubbin warmly approved his
Sixoulab Death.-About a tteek ago
last Tuesday, says the Cincinnati Cole in
bian, an upholsterer of this city, named
Mr. Whitaker, by accident swallowed
an iron nail, which had been in a piece
ofbread. It gave him much pain, and
he called on Dr. Mussey for advice.
The Dr told him to let it remain, and
it would all pass off. An injudicious
friend, however, advised Mr. Whitaker
to take an emetic. Following this ad-
vici, he threw up the nail, and with It
much blood; and his stomach was so
much lacerated, that inflammation en
sued, and he died last night. He was a
tll knowii ar.d excellent mm.
We see by the Court Records, that
le two counterfeiters, White of Bufl'a-
and Lawrence, of Epping, N. II ,
have been placed under ten thousand
ollar bonds, each, for miking and sel-
inj;, iintiutations ot Aver s Kherry
Pectoral. This is right. If the Law
should protect men from imposition at
all, it should certrtinly protect them
Irom heing imposed upon by a worth-
hss counterleit ot sucli a medicine as
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. We can on-
y complain lhat the punishment is not
l a 1 1 enough. 1 he villain, who would
for paltry gain, deliberately trille with
the health of his fellow man, by taking
liom their lips, the cup of hope, when
they are sinking, and substituting a
lalsehood an utter delusion, should bo
punished at least as severely ahe who
counter eitters the coin of his country.
WASHINGTON, April 9. Green Co. Banner, Carrollton, Ill.
THE "McArlhur Literary and Scientific
Society' will m-'el next Wednesday evening.
M.iy Siil, at 7 o clock, precisely, buliject ot
Lecture . W. P. SIS30N.
"The Silken Tie that Binds two Willing Hearts."
MAMMEn Rv John Down. Eq..' Mr. W.
II. HUBBARD and Miss SUSAfl Ii. TOll-
t'l'Ui, n M ol this ronntv.
Exhibition of Paintings!
MR. N. JOHNSON will give an exhibi
bitiou at the Methodist Church, in tlm
ton n (,f McAmnun, on l'l iriiiy Uvciiin
the i!7lh duy of April of a teries of mual
splendid Scriptural and Astronomical I'.iint-
ings illustrative ol the Divine rrovideuce
in the History of Man of the character anil
claims uf tin; Messinli. and a nmnhvr of liu
grains illustrating the Solar System. Also, a
luriip m i in 1 t r ol Mi-iielluiieous 1 meting!)
.vill be exhibited, uiniiii:; the must striking of
which we will lume the series illustrative of
the Kviisof lutinipi-raiice, this alone U worth
more than the fee of admission to the wh le!
His I'uintings ure excellent specimen) of
Art, aud cannot fail to interest every bo.d iM-
Mr. Johnson's Exhibitions are spokeii of
highly by the Tress where Im lus exhibited,
while the many letters placed upon ojr table
from distinguished Ministers, of dillerent de
nominations, bear HutU-riii 5 testimony of tlm
High moral tniliience ana intellectual charac
ter ol lua perlounaiices.
Doors oiien al 1 J 0 clock. Perfonrnnce to
commence at 8 o'clock.
Admittance 20 cents. Children under '12
years, iU c.s.
fTSr 1 ickets to be had at u, B. Will s
Dru Store. -
O-Mr. Johnson will give an Exhibition
at Charleston or I lam Jen oil Monday Even
ing the JUlh.
Marietta & Cincinnati R. R.
OF&N ao mills East o chiLliocithp..
O.N Monday, Aorii 30, and tl.erealter regu
larly, a tW-eimer and FrciL'lu Train will
run daily (Sundays excepte I) between Chil
licothe and Raysvilie to miles Eost) as fol
lows: Leave Chillicothe at 3:30 P. M.. on airi-
val ot Train Irom Cinciima'i.
Arrive at Kaysville al 5 1. m.
Leave Kaysville at 9 a. M.
Arrive ut Chillicothe at 10:30 a. m.. in
liiiu lor Train to Cincinnati.
The Train will stoii reuularlr at London
derry Station, and, on signal or notice to the
Conductor, will btop, to uk-s on or let off pas-
seiigrrs, at the crossing ol the Kichmondaiid
Uiulicoiiie road, and at Charleston roadcros
sing, near Simmons .
fastencers leaving Kaysville at 9 A. !..
spend au nuur at Clnllicuihe, and rea.su Cin
cinnati al 0:4U P. m.
Fare betweeu Kaysville and Cincinnati, $3,00
do. do. do. do. Chillicothe, CO
Freight, to be delivered at points on the
road w here the Railroad company has not
Freight Agents, must be prepaid; and all ar
ticles will beat theruk of the owners, at the
Stations where Depot buildings and Agencies
have not been established, from the time they
aie delivered as directed or marked, or until
taken ou (he cars, as the case may be.
JOHN WADDLE, Sup't.
April 27, '55.if.
NOTICE TO BUILDERS.
rp HE undersigned are prepared to fill all
X orders for LUMBER, of any and all
kinds used in building, and for PLASTER
ING LATH, at the shortest notice.
We have on hand 100,000 Plastering
Lath, and will deliver them in McArlhur,
Hamden, Allensville, PratUville, or any of
our neighboring towns, at short notice and on
fair terms. B. I. HEWITT & CO.
apr. 27, '55. 3m.
C P. TBACT. F. J. OAKES.
C. P. TRACY & CO.,
Manufacturer and Wholesale
ROOTS, SHOES. HATS,
LEATHER AND FINDINGS,
flue door below P. Kinney t Co'i Bank,
Iront Street, PORTSMOUTH. 0.
April 57, lS53.lv.