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THE DEMOCRAT.
Uetoitc of ihe Tcople inthf Siiprtiue taw
AAD THE1H MOTTO,
C A. DltATTOX Editor.
SI'ABTDIB, ALCLST 10, 1855,
V. B. PALMER'S
NwijMptr Subscription and Adrtil!iin( Agtncf
PHILADELPHIA, New YoKK, BohTON aild Bal
timore, is our authorized agent to receive and
receipt for subscription and advertisement for
the Democoat.
ITLANK. DEEDS, BLANK AIOKi'UAUES
XJ and all Blanks required under the Jus
ticca' Code, for Justices of the Peace, art con
stantly kept on hand uud for suit at this Of
fice,
PRODUCE OF ALLhlXDS. is rtcctv-
td at the very higlunt market prices, on Sub
scriptions Advertisements, ut this ojjlce.
Money is not rejused.
DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET.
TOR OOVEBNOR,
WILLIAM MEDILL, or Faiiuield,
run LIEUTl NANT GOVERNOR,
JAMES MYERS, or Luca.
10B AUDlTOn OF STATE,
WM. D. MORGAN, or Colimiuaka.
TOR SECRETARY Or STATE,
WM. TREV1TT, or Frankli.v.
roa tbeasuhku or STATE,
JOHN G. BRESLIN, or Se.veca.
JOB JUDGES Or THE SUPREME COCKT,
For the full Term.)
WM. KENNON, or Belmokt.
(For the Vacancy,)
H. B. WARDEN, or Feakklix.
XOn ATTORNEY GENERAL,
G. W, McCOOK, or Jefferson.
FOB MEMOES O' THE BOARD Or rUFUC WORKS,
JAMES B. STEEDMAN, or Lucas.
Democratic Meetings.
The Democracy of Vinton county
will meet in their respective townships,
at the usual place of holding elections,
on
Friday, August a ltli, 1855,
at 3 o'clock P. M., and then and there
. select three delegates to attend a Coun
ty Convention to be held in McArlhur,
on
Monday, August urth, 19$,
at II o'clock A. M., for the purpose
of nominating a Lounty 1 ickeL'
By order of the
Democratio CE.vTn.tr, Committee.
Mineral Region Herald.
This paper made its first appearance
in our town on last Friday. The me
chanical appearance of the paper is
very good, but otherwise, it is a very
inoffensive concern; and if its editori
al could be converted into a liquid, it
would be too weak to run down hill.
It is a pitiful, senseless, cod-fish gent-
ry effort to sustain and extend Kuow
Nothingism,
We quote from the Inaugural Ad
dress in regard to politics, it says:
" 'On that we are neutral as far as
advocating the principles of any po
litical party is concerned.' " This
we knew Ion? before the Herald made
its appearance: both the editors belong
to the McArthur Council, and they
dare not advocate Know Nothingism
in their paper openly. We now quote
Irom their oath when they were mitia
ted, which they took with one foot
placed upon a cross, the other upon
crown, the right hand upon the Holy
Bible, "and the left raised to Heaven
in token of their sincerity," "do fur
ther promise and swear that you will
not, under any circumstances, expose
the name of any member of this Or
der, nor reveal the exislance oj such
an organization." There you have
it, fellow citizens of Vinton. Can or
dare they deny this? If not, how can
you expect anything from these men on
politics or Know Nothingism? And
dare they deny the fact that their In
augural had to be approved of by
Tom Spooner, the Grand head and
. .Chief ot the Order in Ohio? More
anon.
Democrats Awake!
We ask a careful perusal of t'le pro
ceedings of our mass Convention,
which was large and respectable, con
sidering that for two weeks previous,
not two successive dry days had inter
venedFriday and Saturday being the
first and all. oui wheat out in the
fields, made it a matter of astonish
ment that the Convention was as large.
We noticed quite a number in attend
ance from Elk, Wilkesville, Vinton,
Madison, Knox, Brown, Swan, Jack
son, and Richland townships. It spoke
well for Vinton, and shows that the
right spirit is abroad in the county.
Negro Votes.
- It is now settled that the next plank
to be stuck into Chase, Giddings &
Co s. Platform, is the right of suffrage
to negroes. W hat a beautiful specta
f:le the Buckeyes will present, with
, oolly-heads on their ticket, walking
lip linked arms wun a big "gemman
cb color" to put in their ballot for
jigger s Rights" in the bouth, and
then after the election, to look down
ftouth and see how much negro rights
lie lias secured lor (tie slaves J
Pe mocrats, don't be made the dupes
pf such nonsensical humbuggery, $nd
: politic! trickery ! Slick to your in
tegrity and the principles of your lath
erf,! .Spurn a traitor, and despise
treachery J .
DEMOCRATIC MASS CONVENTION.
TIOX.
a
Pursuantlo nUice given, the De
mocracy ot Vinton met in mass Con
vention on Saturday, August 4, 1855.
On motion of Judge Hewitt, S. S.
Murry, Esq., of Wilkesville, was ap
pointed President, and E. A. Bratton
Secretary, when the Convention ap
pointed Joel A. Walden, B. P. Hew
itt, E. A. Bratton, E. F. Bingham,
and N. Richmond, a Central Commit
tee for the ensuing ) car.
On motion ol Jud'e Hewitt, the
Convention appointed the delegates to
attend the Senatorial Convention, from
each township, as follows: Elk, Judge
Hewitt and k. A. liiattoti ; vWiIkes
ille, S, S. Murry; Madison, John
Dowd; Richland. J. A. Walden; Vin
ton, in. Gray: Drown, L, 13. Weed;
Knox, J J. Allison; Swan, Jacob Jef
ferson; Harrison, John Clark; Jackson,
John Annum; C.ii.ton, J.R. Newton;
Eagle, O. P. Clark.
On motion of Dr. Holland, the Con
vention appointed the delegates to aU
tend the Legislative Convention, from
each township, as follows: Elk, J.
W. awepston, L. A. Uratton, and J.
G. Swetland ; Swan, John Price ;
Brown, Jerome Lillibridge; Madison,
John Fee; Knox, Geo. Holdren; Vin
ton, John Calvin; Wilkesville, II. II.
Bishop and Simon Dolan; Clinton, E.
Frazee; Richland, Joel A. Walden
and P. Miiler, Jr.; Jackson, John Kin
ney ; Harrison, David Argubright ;
Eagle, 0. P. Clark.
liesolved, That the delegates in at
tendance at above Conventions, have
power to cast the entire vote of the
county.
Judge Hewitt offered the following
resolutions which were unanimously
adopted:
liesolved, That the Democracy ol
Vinton hereafter dispense with the
Primary Election system; and that the
Democratic County Ticket shall be
nominated by a County Convention,
composed of delegates appointed at
township meetings, held pursuant to
notice given by the Central Committee.
liesolved, That the Democracy of
each township meet on Friday, 24th
inst., at 3 o'clock P. M., at the usual
place of holding elections, and then
and there appoint three delegates to
the Gounty Convention to be held at
McArthur, on Monday the 27th inst. ,
at 12 o'clock M., for the purpose of
forming a county Ticket.
Theo. Shearer and Levi Duncan,
Esqrs., then addressed the Convention
tor near live hours in an eloquent and
masterly manner, in arguments convin
ring and unanswerable by Whig or
Abolitionist, and were listened to with
marked attention by old gray headed
sues and stout iieartea youths ot our
i i .i
county, who with the utmost decorum
displayed an anxiety not often seen at
mass meetings, to hear Democratic
truths.
On motion of E. A. Bratton it was
Resolved. That the following resolu
tions of the last 8th of January Con
vention be adopted as a Platform broad
enough for every honest lover of his
country and its Institutions and laws
to Eland upon.
Resolved, That it is the duty of every
Ohio Democrat to determine, and by
this declaration of sentiment we pro
pose to proclaim, those immediate and
urgent issues of State and National pol
icy, upon which the Democracy are ful
ly agreed; but which can only be secu
red to the people by "union, concession
and harmony everything for the cause:
nothing for men !
Resolved, That we demand from the
Democratic majority in Congress,
1st. A revision of the Tariff of 1846.
with the double purpose of reducing the
amount of revenue, and excluding the
principle of bounties to special inter
ests,
2nd, Co-operation, by efficient meas
ures, in the restoration to the Stales of
the constitutional currency of gold and
su ver.
3rd. Hostility to a general system of
Internal Improvements, in accordance
with the principles expressed in the re
cent veto message of the Executive; but
a just and impartial application within
the limits contemplated by the Consti
tution, for Lake and River improve
merits, as veil as for the harbors of the
Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
4. Uncompromising hostility to any
attempt oi trie European powers toes
tablish colonies on, or to extend their
political 7lm oiti tuj patt of ibis
continent or the islands adjacent there
to.
0: The acquisition and annexation to
our Union of Cuba and the Saudwitch
Islands, at the earliest moment consis
tent witn our ualioual honor, and the
securing of a passage across the Isthmus
for our commerce iu peace and our arms
in war.
9. The speedy passage of a law plac
ingtbe national domain, in limited
quantities, within the reach of actual
settlers at a price not exceeding the ne
cessary expeuces of acquisition and sur
vey.
7. Economy in public expenditures;
the investment of public revenue for the
redemption of the national debt: and
rigid enforcement of the Independent
treasury act-
Resolved, That the Democracy of Ohio
are attached to the Union of the States,
and to the Constitution, in which . ire
expressed the principles and the com
promises upon toe faith of which the
Union was original established, and by
a strict adherence to which alone thai
Union can be preserved: and ther An
iiounce, si dangerous to the peace and
liberties of the country, alt attempts to
organize political parties with reference
lo geographical or secliosal distinc
tions. Resolved, That this Convention, in
behalf of the DeraBcracy of Ohio, here
by affirm the platform of resolutions
adoptvd at tbe National Democratic
Contuliou which Bssemblep at Balti
more in June, IS32 as clear and dis
tinct declaration of our political princi
ples. Resolved, That the people of Ohio,
now, as they have always done, look up
on slavery as an evil, and unfavorable to
the development of the spirit and prac
tical bentfiis of fres institution; and
that, entertaining these sentiments, ther
will at all times feel it to be their duty
to use all power clearly given by the
terms os the national compact, to pre
vent its tnrrease, to mitigate, and final
ly to eradicate the evil; but be it fur
ther Resolved, That the Democracy of Ohio
10 at the same lime fatly recognize the
doctrine held by tbe fathers of the Re
public, and still maintained by the De
mocratic party in all the States, that to
each State belongs the right to adopt
and modify its own municipal laws, to
legulate its own internal officers, to
hold and maintain an equal aud inde
pendent sovereignty with each and eve
ry State, and that upon these rights the
National Legislature can pei'.her legis
late hot encroach.
Resolved, In the language of the Con
tinental Congress, adopted forty days
after the Declaration of Independence.
that' it is a wise policy to extend the
protection of our laws to all who shall
settle among us, of whatever nation or
religion they may be, and to admit
them to a participation of the benefits
of civil and religious freedom;" that we
therefore pioclaim the language of Jul
ferson as our party creed, to wit:
Equal and exact justice to all men, of
whatev.tr state or pursuasion, religious
or political;" and we hereby reiterate
the declaration of successive Democrat
ic National Conventions, from 1838 to
1832, namely: "That the liberal princi
ples embodied by Jefferson in the Dec
laration of Indepedence and sanctioned
by the Constitution, which makes ours
the land of liberty and the asylum of
the oppressed of every nation, have ev
er been cardinal principles in the Dem
ocratic faith; and every attempt to
abridge the privilege 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 aedition
laws from our statute bookf.
Resolved, That we will labor for '.he
election of a Democratic majority in the
General Assembly of Ohio, pledged to
the following measures:
I. A law withholding the remidiesol
our State courts from such banks or
bankers as refuse to pay their taxes ac
cordiug to the Constitution and laws of
Ohio; and forbidding the Stats Treasur
er or bounty treasurers Irom receiving
the notes of such bunks or bankers in
payment of taxes.
2. Au exercise by the General Assem
bly of the power granted by the Consti
tution, to restrict the taxation by the
authorities of cities and incorporated
villages, as welt as of county commis
sioners, thereby preventing the abuse of
such power.
Resolved, That we recognize in the
Democratic Administrations, State and
National, fearful, consistent and patri
otic auxiliaries in the above and kiud
red measures of Democratic po' icy, and
therefore worthy of confidence and sup
port of every Democrat.
On motion, the thanks of the Con
vention were returned to Messrs. Shear
er and Dungan, for their interest man-
ilesied in responding to the call of the
Democracy ot Vinton in addresses,
&c.
On motion, it was requested that
the proceedings ot this Convention be
published in the McArthur Democrat.
When, on motion, Convention ad
journed.
S. MURRY, Pres't.
E. A. BRATTON, Sec'y.
NOTICE.
2J
De quar will please sing.
Come all ve darkey fanciers,
Who want the ould shanghai stock;
Edmiston and 1 have 'them by the pair,
Ur by tlie smgie KUUbl i-K!"
For further particulars apply at the Herald
Ortice.
Mr. Editor.lhe above has been hand-
ed round in our town for two or three
days past, and 1 doubt not, was sug
gested in consequence of a discussion
raised from an article in the Democrat
fixing upon the editors of the Herald
the fact that they were regular than
qhais. the question as stated, was,
"It the Herald men are shanghais,
have they feathers on their legs? and
it so, is that the reason why they
Trip it o'er the pare on light pAantastic toe?
After a full discussion, the question
was laid on the table to be decided by
futurity. So it is as yet a moted
question. Can you give me more light?
HAMDEN.
Tennessee Election!!
JOHNSON
Democratic Candidate Elected!!
The following important private dis
patches were received by friends of the
American party at midnight last night.
Gentry's gain in twenty-seven coun
ties nineteen hundred. West Ten
nessee against him. Result doubtful.
LATER.
West Tennessee giving as hell !
result doubtfulthink Johnson's chan
ces best,
LATEST.
Johnson undoubtedly elected!!!
We clip the above from the Cincin
nati Commercial, as it appeared in that
paper yesterday. We shall possibly
have fuller details in our telegraphic
column this morning. O. Statesman-
North Carolina Election.
The telegraph brings us very flatter
ing accounts ot the elections in North
Carolina. The Democracy are sweep
ing every thing before them. Statesman.-
!
State Statistics.
1607 Virginia was first settled
by
the English.
1614 New York was settled by the
Dutch.
1620 Massachusetts was settled by
the Puritans.
1623 New Hampshire was seUied
by the Puritans.
1623 New Jersey was settled by the
Dutch.
.1627 Deleware was first settled by
Fins and Swedes.
1634 Maryland was settled by Irish
Catholics.
1635 Connecticut was settled by
Roger Williams.
1659 Noith Carolina was settled by
the English.
1670 South Carolina was settled by
the English.
1683 Pennsylvania was fettled by
Wm. Penn.
1791 Vermont admitted into the U-
tuon.
1792 Kentucky admitted into the
Union.
1796 Tennessee admitted into
the
the
the
Union.
1802 Ohio was admitted into
Union.
1811 Louisiana admitted into
Union.
1816" Mississippi admitted into the
Union.
1818 Illinois admitted into the Uni
on.
1919 Alabama admitted into the
Union.
1820
Maine admitted into the Uni
State. Missouri admitted into the
on as a
1821
Union.
1836
Michigan
admitted into the
Union
1836
Arkansas admitted into the
Union.
1845 Florida admitted into the Uni
on.
1845 Texas admitted into the union.
1847 Iowa admitted into the Union.
18 18 Wisconsin admitted into the
Union.
1850 California admitted into the
Union.
Singular Phenomenon.
The officers and others on the Mem
phis packet Tishomingo, on her trip
up the Ohio river, on Thursday even
ing, saw a singular, and we may add
fritrhtfu . ud-heaving 01 the river, or
black water spout, just ahead of them
near Alton and Wolf Creek. The
river, which is very deep at that point,
was in great commotion just about the
middle ot the stream, and a cense mass
rose from the surface, having the ap
pearance at first of a couple of laden
coal boats up-ended in the river, and
then sunk down again, in the mean
time, the boat was approaching near
er the scene, and the last time, cover
ing a space of thirty or forty fee, it
rose or belched lortli a huge volume ol
black si 1 aie and froth, fully fifteen feet
high, all of which was seen by the
officers ot the boat. As soon as it
subsided, the river was covered with
great patches ot black looking slime
and tilth, which spread widely over the
surface of the water in some instances,
while other portions sunk immediately
The weather was clear and calm. No
emotion, jar, or shaking was felt on
the boat, and nothing unusual perceiv
ed on the shore. The cause of this
black water spout, or water-quake,
we leave to philosophers to explain.
Louisville Courier.
Gortschakoff's Address to his
Troops.
following is Gortschakoff's ad
dress to the garrison of Sebastopol, the
day alter the affair of the 18th;
"HEIGHTS OF INKERMANN,
Tuesday, June 19.
Comrades! The bloody combat of
yesterday, and the defeat of our ene
my, has again crowned our arms with
immortal laurels. Kussia owes you
her thanks, and will not refuse them.
Many of our companions in arms have
sealed with their blood the oath which
they look, and so have kept sacred the
promise which 1 gave to the Emperor,
our father. Comrades, I thank you
for it.
"My brothers! Large reinforces
menu are marching from all parts 0)
our sacred Russia. They will soon be
with us. Oppose as you have hither
to done, your manly breasts to the fire
of our impious enemies, and die as
your comrades have died with arms in
your hands in an honorable contest
man to man, breast to breat rather
than violate the oath which you have
sworn to your country, to preserve our
Sebastopol'
"Soldiers! The enemy is beaten,
driven back with enormous losses.
Your commander again thanks you in
the name of the Emperor and of holy
o Tt. .:
uusaia. 1 ue nine is near at nana
when tbe pride ot the enpmy shall be
overthrown when his army shall be
swept from our territory like straw be
fore the wind. Until then, have faith
in God, and fight for your Emperor
and country."
Read the Ordinance of 1787.
The following clause, from time
honored Ordinance of 1787, explains
the condition upon which the North
Western Territory w-s kept clear of
slavery. Kead, Abolitionists and Fu
sionists: Art. VI. There shall be neither
slavery nor involuntary servitude in the
said territory, otherwise than in pun
ishment of crimes, whereof the party
shall have been duly convicted; pros
vided alw&ys, that any person escaping
into the same, from whom labor or
service is lawfully claimed in any one
of the original States, such fugitive
may bt lawfully reclaimed, and con
veyed to the person claiming his or her
labor or service as aforesaid. .
Gleanings from the Mails.
A tiin of fifty wagons left Cor
pus Christ!, Texas, a few days since,
for Kansas.
A lump of pure gold, worth $1,-
CGO, has recently been taken from the
Slate Hill Mines, in Louisa county,
Virginia.
The census takers of N. York
make the population of that city some
thing like 750,000.
The lidies of Virginia are try
ing very hard to raise $200,000, to
purchase the Mt. Vernon estate.
The number of emigrants which
arrived, at Quebec from the opening ol
navigation to the 15th ult., was 5,032.
The New Hampshire House of
Representatives have postponed the
Ten Hour Law till next session, by
126 to 101.
Between thirty and fifty thous
and barrels of mackerel have been
caught between Halifax and Chester.
The prospect of the fishing season was
never finer.
The French shipment of woun
ded and rick from the Crimea, amounts
to 43,000 men. . The dead must be
reckoned at 100,000 more.
One of the officers of the allied
army at Kertch, observing an unusual
number of new graves, caused them to
be opened, when they were found to
contain canon.
A dispatch from Constantinople
of date of June 21st, mentions the ar
rival ot 2,000 wounded, and adds that
the cholera had re-appeared.
1 he steamer Magnolia, with
a cargo of 1,000 bales ot cotton, was
destroyed by fire a little below Baton
Uouge, July lUth, and eight lives were
lost.
Captain Smith, of the barque
"Julia Moulton," charged with being
engaged in the slave trade, was sentenced
at New York, July 10th, to two year's
imprisonment, and a tine of 15,000.
The sales of the lands owned by
the Illinois Central Railroad Go., at
ihe office in Chicago, during ten days
ot July, amounted to the sum of 147,-
000.
It is thought that the engine
which exploded on the Vermont Cen
tral road, throwing the cars off the
track, and causing the death of three
employees, was struck by lightning.
1 he train was going at lull speed on a
high embankment through a swamp
A Calilornia cotemporary speaK-
intr of a new Dancr lust started, says
"It only lacks ability and character 10
p . . .... . .
be influential."
1 he cholera has been raging
pretty badly among the laborers on the
Pittsburg & Steubenvilie ivauroau,
near the Alarine Railroad. A number
of them have died, including also sev
eral females.
Since the Reciprocity Treaty
went into operation, a dozen new vil
lages have sprung up on the shores of
Lime nuron, in ine iiuroii uisiuti,
to ship produce. Building is going on
rapidly, and wharves anu piers are oe-
ing constructed. Speculation in village
lots runs high.
The editor of the Kalamazoo
Telegraph says that he saw on one
train of cars, tour editorial dead heads,
who were traveling because it was
cheaper" than staying at home; with
them nine Methodist minister,the own
er of Highlander, the race horse, and
an "unprotected female," with four
bandboxes and lour cats.
A hearing was had before a mag
istrate in Philadelphia a few days since
in the case of the five colored men who
are charged with assisting in abducting
the slaves of Col. Wheeler. Two ol
them were committed in default of $6,
000 bunds to answer '.he charges of in
citing to riot, assault and battery with
inleut to kill, and highway robbery
and the other three were likewise com
uiitted in default of $5,000 each to an
swer similar charges.
Negro Suffrage and White Disfranchisement
Negro Suffrage and White Disfranchisement--The Issue Presented.
sented.
,
Tbe Fusion Convention of this year,
in Lorain county, passed the following
resolution :
"liesolved, That it is the sense of
this Convention that the colered people
are entitled to nave the elective fran
chise,"
This comes from an unswerving and
original Chase County. It is the resi
dence of Dr. Norton Townshend. Mr
C's political Pythias. The resolution
embraces the proposition which Dr. T.,
as member of the late Constitutional
Convention in Ohio, endeavored to car
ry as a provision 01 our new organic
law. in ere is no doubt in the world
that Mr. Chase is in favor of negro suf
frage, and it is sheer justice that both
his friends and enemies should fully un
derstand that fact. The Fusionists of
Lorain county expect, should he be elec
led bovernor, that all bis power and in
nuence win oe exerted 10 comer upon
the negroes 0: Ohio, lull political equal
ity with the whites.
But, then, while that portion of the
Fusion party, of whom the Lorain Ab
olitionists are a specimen, deserve this,
there are others whose support Mr.
Chase solicits and expects, who oppose
the naturalization of white men born
abroad, and who would eutirely strip all
professors of the Catholic Beligion of
tbe right of suffrage and of election to
office, for tbeir whole lives,
This then is the position of the Fu
sion Party: Elevate the negro, and de
press the German, and th Irishman,
the Englisbmau, the Welchma.n, tbe
Scotchman and the Frenchman!
This then is th issue tendered us; up
with the black-man, down with tbe
while, Aud yet certain supporters of
the Fusion ticket confidently boast that
they shall get a large majority of tbe
naturalized vote of Ohio, next October.
We shall see Statesman
Isn't it singular that an ill-natured
shop keeper should ever offer to salt bis
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guwt. ...... n iivii J40 n U(VI lUn?:
at nastt i sdjj
Terrible of a Power
WILMINGTON, Del', Aug. 3.
The drying house of Mr, Gerescbei'i
powder works, iu Eden Park, iu this
vicinity, was blown up this rooming.
shortly before 8 o'clock. It contained
about one and a half tons of powder.
The explosion was tremendous, and
broke a large quantity of glass in dwel
lings in the lower part of the city.' It
had been in onperaiiou for 40 rears
without accident, and was considered
tbe safest bouse embraced in lb works.
All the workmen connected with iu
opperation were killed at once.
lbe were blown to atoms, and frae
meuts of their remains were fuuuS at
various distences of from 50 to 200 yc's.
There were three Frenchman in the dry
ing home, named Eugene Ferera, Joseph
Dupeane, and Francis Fisher, and a boy
named John fugh. The house was lit
erally blown away, not a vestige re
maining
The explosiou of the drying Louse
caused a mill to explode. It contained
about 1,400 pounds of powder, which is
a less amount than is usually on hand,
tne engineer says there were three sep
arate explosions at the mill. To those
ata dtstanca It seemed like a ainglo pro
longed explosiou. the trees around
tne drying house were blown up by the
roots, tnii the fields were literallr cov
ered with fragments of wood, cinders,
and tbe remains of the victims. One
or two horses were killej.
Another man is said to Ime been
killed, but this seems doubtful. Mr.
Geresche says the explosion must have1
been caused by one of the Frenchmen
who worked in the packing room, teing
addicted to smoking a pipe. Mr. G.
had cautioned him two weeks previous,
and told him to quit the premises or
give up bis pipe, and supposed he bad
abandoned the practice.
The steamboat Miantonomi was run
into, last night, below the navy yjrd,
by the tow boat Sky, wheu returning
from excursion, with 15U passengers.
She was run ashore, and, the passengers
saved. The boat has since been ttken
011 the sectional dock for repairs.
The Mormans Defying Government.
Late news from Utah confirms the re
port or the open defiance of -Uuitod-
Slates authoritr by the Mormans. A
correspondent writing from Omaha urr
der date of July lat. after conversing
with all the Mail Train Company which
bad just arrived from Salt Lake says :
"The news from Salt Lake is of a ve
ry interesting character, as there is eve
ry prosper.t if a difficulty between the?
Mormans and the United Slates Govern
ment. They openly defy the govern
ment; do not live under tbe glorious
stars and stripes of the country, but
have a flag of their own, representing,
a bee hive and embellished with por
traits of Brigham Young, Joe Smith, and.
other Mormon dignataries. They have
every man drilled once a week, who is
able to bear arms. They have a factory
of their own and manufacture Cult's
celebrated revolver, and ever, soldier
has from one to three and is bound to
obey Brijham Young implicitly in eve
rything. He has sent from oue hun
dred and fifty to two hundred missiona
ries out among the Sioux, and they are
exerting all their influence to bring on
hostilities bet.veeu them and the United
Slates government. Ibis is the opin
ion of Dr. Garlandhurst, the linlwn
agent at this point.
Cbowuiso Out! The Mobile Regis
ter says
"We are now filling an order at our
job office for five hundred blank resig
nations from the Order. Somebody
u6ked the gentleman who gave it, if ha
expected to use them all. His reply
was, "If five huudred are not enough,
we can order some more." Now tliii
job is not being ordered for fun or for
nothing. It is a clear indication that
resignations are becoming so common
that it is a labor to write them,
"We have the most positive assur
ances that the defections from the or
der are of daily and nightly occurrence,
and in such numbers, that the Kuow
Nothing leaders are greatly alarmed,
We would not be suprised if the exam
ples already set were tne precursor of a
regular stampede, which would leave
this late proud and proscriptive, but
now scared and begging party with a
corporal's gaurd by the first Monday of
August. Every man that comes out is
as 'a brand Irom the burning.' "
Judge Johnson on the Bargain
by which Chase got into the United
States Senate.
Judge Johnston, of this citj, welt
known as an eminent Whig the can
didate of that party for Governor of the
State in 1850 thus accuses Chase, in
the Columbian, of being the author of
the bargain by which the latter indi
vidual got into the United States Sen
ate. He says, after speaking of the
celebrated Hamilton county election
case of 1849, and the fact that two of
Mr. Chase's Abolition friends had the
balance of power in the Legislature,
and divided it in favor of the Demo
crats upon condition that Chase should
be elected, that "the contract was in
Mr. Chan's own handwriting, and waa
for many months on exhibition at a
printing office in this city, now consoli
dated with the Gazette, and forming a
pari of it. I cannot vote for a man
who climbs to power by such means,
however much 1 may admire his talent
and private character. Cincinnati Enquirer.
Dead Crew.
NEW YORK, Aug. 4.
The Asia sailed for Havre at noon,
with 63 passengers among whom was
Wm. C, Barney, b?arer of dispatches to
the American Consul at Bordeaur.
Tbe Danish brig Jeannette drifted
ashore on the Bahamas on the 14th Ju
ly, with all her crew on board dead.
It is supposed they were murdered by
pirates, as a schooner was seen along
side of ber a day or two previous,
Cbas, Wheeler, agent of Commercial
express tvompany, , bogug conceril( w
k "
Hiivoicu l ii im mnrninann .-h.n nl .m
a rr..i n .1 . 1. f .
"CUIIPg IDO
sum of
88000 from the
Lansingburg Bank,

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