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Sl)C Wfflili) Gftzritf,
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George weaver, editor ano proprietor'
john II. Wright, Printer.
)FrlCE Tillrai.!ge Building Third Flour
Sl.illl Blreet South Side.
Terms 81.75 per alihurrt in advance.
Thursday Evening, June 3, lS.Vi
Meagher, the Irish Exile. It is said
that, when the magistrate, who received the
.letter from Mr. Meagher announcing his in
tention to escape, ordered the Chief of Po
lice, who happened to be present, to proceed
at once to arrest him, the latter replied he
would not do any such thing, as he was an
Irishman, and that young gentleman was an
Irishman. "But you must do it," retorted
the magistrate. ''Faith, I won't," replied
the Irishman. "I will resign first." "But I
will not accept your resignation." "Then.if
don't, you may let it alone, but I will not
arrest young Meagher." The magistrate
gave it up as a bad case, and rode immediate
ly to another station in search of police.
Meantime, the Irish Chief of Police get
ont for the mines, and thought he could
make more money in digging gold than ar
resting brave Irish patriots.
In reply to his reception by the military of
"New York, he apologized for not being able
to do justice to his feelings, wearied as he
was by so long a sea voyage. He could not
'account for their enthusiasm, for he regret
ted he could not point to a single battle, as
wome European exiles had recently done who
had come to this country. He was deprived
of all that inspiration; but still he deeply felt
for the wrongs of his native land. His ban
ishment had not changed his sentiments; and
he could say the snme for his compatriots,
Willi im Smith O'Brien and John Mitchel.
His only regret in leaving the British penal
colony was to leave them behind, and the joy
f his escape was therefore tinged with sad
ness. Mtichel looki'd well, thousih suffering
'mental anxiety. O'Brien, he regretted to
say, was mud) changed for the worse; the
sufferings of his noble spirit having weighed
flown his bodily frame almost to the dust.
He concluded by thanking thcm.andsnid pcr
hnpshe would tnke some other opportunity of
making them a more satisfactory state
ment. Mr. Meagher, it is stated, is but 28 yirs of
nge, is greatly improved in his appearance
since he left Ireland. He is a fine, military
looking young gentleman, stoutly built,,
hondsomp, and always a favorite with the
ladies. He was the most brilliant orator
Ireland possessed at the time ho wus ban
ished. Perhaps since the days of G rat
tan and Burke lis "ad no equal in a country
Always renowned for the brilliant eloquence
bf its orators. Kossuth cannot, by any
means, cope with his fiery and classic speech
es. His speech in reply to the sentence of
death, drawing and quartering, that was
pronounced against him, (for he was tried
for high treason, and did not then know but
the sentence would be carried out,) his
speech was one of the noblest specimens of
manly eloquence in so short a compass ever
delivered. He concluded it by telling the
Judges to their faces that there was another
tribunal before whom very many of the sen
tences of this world would be reversed.
The name is pronounced "Mahcr.'
Ingenious Escape of a Convict. The
St. Louis Signal has received intelligence
from Jefferson city that Wheeler, who was
sentenced some time since to a term of years
in the penitentiary for counterfeiting, has
succeeded in scaling the walls, and lias, thus
far, eluded pursuit. His escape was effected
by certainly a most ingenious artifice. Pri
or to leaving, he cut open his matrass, and
tak'ng the straw it contained, stuffed a suit of
Iiis clothes with it by this means making a
figure resembling himself. This ho placed
In a sitting posture in his cell in Buch a man
ner that it could be seen by the guards as
they passed to and fro. Whilo they took a
peep occasionally at his effigy, he was scal
ing the walls at some other point.
The Irish Exiles. A late number of the
Limerick Reporter says that FathorKonyon,
of Templederry, hasreceived along letter
from his friend, John Mitchel. The letter
was written in December':' it affords a glow
ing picture of the present Hbsttion ntii pros
pects of the exile and his family, who are
enjoying the sweets of domestic happiness
in Van Dicman's Land. Mr. and Mrs.
Mitchol and their children are all in the best
health; John Martin is living with thcm;and
his health also is greatly improved. John
Mitchel has taken a large tract of land, which
he is farming himself, and which affords him
constant occupation. He writes in high
spirits and his aspirations for the liberation
of Ireland are said to be as vigorous and as
constant as ever.
Extensive Sale or Real Estate. We
fcarn from the Fredricksburg (Va.) News
fliat the large estate In the lower part of
Chi''s City county, 45 miles below Rich
mond, on James River, and lately owned by
Robert' Boiling, of Petersburg, known as
Sandy Point, was sold a few days since,' to
Richard Baylor, Esq., of Essex, at $130,000.
This-is one of the finest landed estates in
Virginia. It contains nearly five thousand
acres of highly productive river low grounds,
which produce fiom 18 to 22,000 bushels of
wheat per year, and from 8 t6 10,000 barrels
of corn..
Wmo Meeting at Charleston. The
Whigs of Charleston, South Carolina.held a
meeting last week and appointed a commit
tee tbissiM an address to the Whigs of the
State, calling ifpon" them to assemble in
their respective Congressional districts on
the 10th of June, to appoint delegates to the
Whig National Convention;- , ...
NO. 5.
The Public Debt. Ills now settled that
the last Legislature made no provision for
the payment of the July Interest upon the
public debt. The time and attention of that
body were directed to legislating a few stray
Whigs out of office and ralsilt? salaries in
other words; legislating for the party and not
for the State, for the benefit of the men who
wanted and held office and not for the inter
ests of the public. This is the character
Of tho nrat Locofoco Legislature under the
new Constitution.
Si-ecie. The St. Louis Intelligencer says
that $ 130,000 in spcciei belonging to traders
from New Mexico, was brought downhv the
Timour No. 2, on Wednesday. They come
to buy goods. Between three quarters add
one million of dollars has been received from
that quarter, in snecic. this season, ncarlv
, . , j
every dollar of which lias heeh, of will be,
laid out lor goods in that city.
The Lumber Trade. A loiter from Ot
tawa, Canada West, savs, the make of tim
ber has been fully 3 greater than that of the
previous year, and there is fCasoti to belli ve
that upwards of 20,000,000 feet of white pine
will this season leave tho Ottawa,
OrTlie next session of the Old School
Presbyterian General Assembly, is to be
held in Buffalo. We notice nothing of spec
ial interest in the proceedings at Charles
ton. Wool Clip. We informed our readers,
last fall, that Mr. Richard Williams, of Spice
Valley township, had purchased a number of
improved bloods of the Leicester and Cots
wold Sheep, from an experienced farmer
of Kentucky, with a view to the improve
ment of his flocks in this country. The ex-1
perimentwill no doubt prove most success
ful. He informed us a few days sinco that
the clip, this season, from a Iastspring's ewe
lamb a yearling of the improved breed,
produced 8 lbs. of beautiful wool, while that
from his largest weathers, common stock,
pioduced but 6 lbs. Mr. Williams has
iarge fields set in blue grass, upon which he
pastures his sheep. All larc alike and it
will be readily observed the important ad
vantages to be derived by the farmer from
securing improved breeds of sheep, as well
as all other domestic animals, which will pay
the laborer in the same proportion. Bed-
ford, Ind. Standard.
The Decrees or the Catholic Nation
al Council. Bishop Vandorvelde, of the
Diocese of Chicago, sailed from New York
on Saturday, for Liverpool, in the steamship
Atlantic, en route, for Rome, whither he
goes as bearer of decrees of the recent Cath
olic National Council, held in this city, to
be laid before Pius the IX, whoso sanction
th' y must receive to give them validity.
These decrees propose the creation of a new
Ari h'opiscnpal S '0 at San Francisco, in
California; a See at Santa Fe, to supersede
th present Viciirale; an Apostolic Virarate
to he formed of Eastern Florida, and unoth
er of the upper peninsuli of Michigan. Sees
ure ulsotobe erected at Burling' on, in Ver
mont; Portland, in Maine Brooklyn, on
Low Island; Newark, in New Jersey: Kri'
in Pennsylvania; Wilmington, in North
Carolina: Covington, 'n Kentucky; Quincy,
ill Illinois; and Natchitoches, in Louisiana.
I Bnl. Sim.
From the Blots. The Robert Camp
bell returned yesterday from Council Bluffs.
She left on the 2i!d inst; river falling quite
fust, with four feet water to St. Joseph, and
below with a fair stage to the mouth. The
health of the emigrant at the Bluffs was
generally very good. The Campbell buried
one passenger a Mormon on the tr p up.
Flour had been selling at the Bluffs as high
as $ I!) per barrel, but was lower when she
left; salt 10 cents per pound. The place
was still crowded with emigrants. Five
hundred teams, it was computed, were there
and making preparations for a start across
tho plains. The El Paso was at a point
known as Winter Quarters, at a short dis
tance above the 15 1 nil's, ferrying emigrants
across the river at the rate of 10 for a wag
on and four yoke of cattle. The Campbell
tried it one day and made $600, but business
getting dull she quit. The El Paso will
continue us long as the business pays, per
haps fomo two weeks Innsrer. An Indian
had arrived at the Bluffs, bringing informa
tion to Mr. Sarpoe that in a difficulty that
occilrred on Luke river, obnut one hundred
and fifty miles from the Bluffs, between a
party of Pawnee Indiuns and a body of emi
grants, three of the formerand one emigrant
were slain. Tho Indians, he stated, ap
proached the emigrants' cump in a body, but
with no hostile intention. They were mo
tioned to keep ol!'; but mistaking the signs
continued to advance, and the emigrants
fired upon them. This affair it was feared
would lead to morn fearful and tragic conse
quences. The Campbell brought down a
very light freight. St. Lwis Intellijencer.
What is a Fop! A Mr. Stark, in a lec
tifro before tub Young Men's Association at
Troy, Now York, thus defines a fop:
"Tho fop is a complete specimen of an
outside philosopher He is one-third collar,
one-sixth patent leather, ons-fourth walking
stick, and the rest kid gloves and hair. As
to his remote ancestry there is some doubt,
but it is now pretty well settled that he is
the son ol a tailor's goose. Ho becomes
ecstatic at ine smeii ol new clolh. He is
somewhat nervous, and to dream of tailor's
bills gives him the nightmare. By his hair,
one would judge he had been dipped like
Achilles; but it is evident that the goddess
must hnve held him by tho head instead of the
heel. Neverthcless.-such men are useful.
If there were no tadpoles there would be no
frogs. They aro not so entirely to blame
mr wuiug uevoieu io externals, j'aste dia
monds must have a splendid setting to make
thein sell. Only it does seem to be a waste
of material, to put five dollurs worth of boa
ver on five cents worth of brains.
Muxificent Bequest. The late Hon.
G corge II ow lan d, o f N ew Bed ford, Mass. , in
his will, bequeathed $50,000 to establish a
Female Seminary, and also left ifdiscretion
ary with his executors to bestow $50,000
moro upon the institution upon tho de
cease of his widow. The school is to be es
tablished where the executors or trustees
may decide. He also bequeathed to his widow
the sum of $100,000! to each of his children
$100,000; to each of his grand-children 85,
000. The whole of his bequests amount to
$965,000. '
O-Moro than oighty-throo millions of let
ters passed through the Post-offices of the
United States in the year ending June 30,
lS5l of which two and a half millions found
rest in the Dead Letter Office.- " r
Jumps O. Jone.
This gentleman, on the 10th of May, 1852,
wrote a letter, at Washington, to his friend,
Gen. Zollicoffer, of Tennessee, explaining
the reason of his continuing in tho Whig cau
cus at Washington, after Mr. Gentry and
others retired. The letter is published in
the Nashville Banner. His language is
manly such as becomes a true patriot.
He says:
"I did not leave the caucus because I did
not see the propriety or the necessity of do
Ill" so. I did Hot see thnt th ini..rut r
the country, of the South, or of the Whig!
party, required it; and I felt it my duty to
remain. The caucus was assembled for the
specific purpose of recommending a time and
place for the meeting of tho Whig National
Convention. I was then and am still of the
opinion that our powers extended thus fur
and no farther. To have gone beyond this,
would, in my judgment, have been an as
sumption of power not delegated to the Cau
cus. The people in most of the States had
declared in favor of a National Convention.
Many of them (ours among the rest) had ap
pointed delegates to attend that Conven
tion. All that was asked,expected,or desired
of us, (and that only Is a matter of conve
nience) was, that we according to the usage
of the party should designate tho time and
place for the assembling of the Convention.
To have done more, would, in my opinion,
have been a departure from usage, an u
sufpation of power, and, in effect, the revival
of the old Caucus system in its most odious
form. What right had this Caucus to make
a declaration of principles for the govern
ment Of tho party! What right had it to
lay down rules of precedent to the meet
ing called by tho people! I thought these
powers belonged to them; and as they had
appointed their agents, clothed with these
powers, I was unwilling by any act of mine
to interfere with their rights. If this self
constituted caucus, wholly irresponsible as
it was, had a right to affix one condition pre
cedent to the meeting of the CohveMioh, it
hud a right to affix oil indefinite number; if
it had a right to declnre one principle as a
part of the Whig creed , it had a right to
declare what should be the entire creed of
the party; if it could properly decree these
things, it had to take but one other step and
that was to designate the man who should
be the representative of those principles.
I thought the people fully
competent to manage their own affairs and
declare their Ott h principles; and as they
nan aijiuniii'u meir own agents lor mat
purpose, I was unwilling to intervene be
tween them and the exercise of their priv
ileges. Hence, I was unwilling to do more
than to indicate a time and place for the meet
ing of the Convention leaving the balance
to the representatives of the people, to whom
it belongs. j
In the inventive imagination of those
who seek to find fault, and who labor with
great avidity to conjure up some unworthy
motive for every act, it is alleged that my
course touching this affair, was suggested by
a desire to conciliate the North in order to
secure my nomination to the Vice Presiden
cy. Th it I de?iro to conciliate, the North
is true; I desire to conciliate all parts and
sections of the Union; I would by all honora
ble mcuns promote the harmony of all its
parts. But that I seek to conciliate the
North at the expense of principle, or for the
purpose above indicated, is a gratuitous as
sumption on tho part of those who would
doubtless have found some objection equally
great had I taken a difiierent curse. My
name has never at any time or place been
used in connexion with the Vice Presidency
by any agency of mine; and if my friends in
different portions of the country have seen
fit to use my name, it is as cruel as it is un
just, that I should be made the victim of
these ruthless assults. If there is anything
wrong in it, it is no fault of mine, I ut rather
the misfortune of the kindness of my friends.
For the comfort of those who manifest so
much concern on this subject, and who seem
to think that some great wrong has been in
flicted on the country by the mere presenta
tion of my name, to such I would say
"peace, be still" 1 have never sought he
place, I do not now seek it; I have never
wanted it, I do not now want it" and if my
name is presented to the Convention, it will
be without my agency or consent. I hope
this will relieve me at least, from one cause
of complaint and attack; but I confess that
some other equally just ond plausible will be
found. I am content with the position I
have, and in the coming contest seek no
higher honor than to bear my part in the la
bor and toil necessary to vindicate tho prin
ciples of the Whig party, and secure its tri
umph. When the Convention shall present its
candidates to tho country, 1 shall not stop
to inquire whether they are my first choice
or not. I have longsince learned to surren
der my preferences to the good of the coun
try. All I shall ask to know is that they are
sound national conservative Whigs, true to
tho Union, the Constitution, and all its com
promises. With these assurances I shall
buckle on my armor and go into the fight, not
for thirty or sixty days; but I enlist for the
I seek no new alliances, no new affiliations.
I am still a Whig. T:ie old Whi party is
good enough for mn. 1 want no third purty,
composed of fragments torn from other par
ties, bound together by no common bond,
united by n'o creed or code of principles, no
principle of adhesion, but that of a name. I
repeat, the Whig party is good enough for
mo. I have over thought it a Union party.
I believe in its principles am content to
abide its fortunes, apd am ready to follow it
through gloom to glory or thc.grave.
Respectfully, your oh't scrv't,
James C. Jones.
"Woman's Rights. "At tho election of
tlie vestrymen in St. Michael's church, Tren
ton, and Trinity church, Princeton, New
Jersey, last week, women were allowd to
vote. In both parishes, it is said, they were
victorious; and in tho former, where tho e-'
lection was closely contested, they were al
most unanimously arrayed against tho male
members of tho parish, and out-voted them
two to one. An effortwas made in Eliza
bethtown to introduco ladies as voters, but
it failed.
iMrRisoNjlEKt roll' Debt. In Norwich,
Ct., prison, Thomas Lottridgc recently died,
after an imprisonment of fifteen years for
debt. The Chicago , Democrat says that In
Illinois if you wish to punish a political op
ponent or a personal enemy, take him into a
Chancery Court and get a decree that he
shall pay so much money. If he is poor and
cannot pay, it becomes a contempt of court;
and he is obliged to stay in jail until be dies,
in order to purge the contempt, if the Shy
locks who are pursuing him to destruction
so say.
03rKossuth declines to accept any more
invitations, as he expects to leave for Europe
int few days:- . ' ,.
Democratic .Vitlonil Convention.
Baltimore, June 2. Evening &mn.--During
recess a rearrangement of seats was
affected, with a view of better accommoda
tion. The President called the Convention
to order at 5 o'clock, and it was a long time
bofore there was a compuritive quiet.
The following gentlemen constitute the
committee of one from each State, on Plat
form and resolutions: Maine, A. W. Brad-
ly; New Hampshire, Charles W. Atherton
Vermont, D. II. Smalleyj Massachusetts, B.
V II. .11.... ni , vi -..... ...
r . mtiicu lvnoue isianu. r 11 id Alien, ir
Connecticut, Wm. B. Lawrnnr e; New York,
H. C. Murphy; New Jersey, James C. Cole;
Pennsylvania, H. Reider; Delaware, W. S.
Osborne; Maryland, II. McCullough; Vir
ginia, S. F. Lake; North Carolina, D. W.
McRue; Georgia, declined appointing; Ala
bama, P. Philips; Mississippi, John B. Free
man; Louisiana. Hon P: Soulu: Florida.
Jesse Cole; Texas. R. Lunv: Arkansas. N.
B. Burson;Ohio, G. W. Manvpennv: Ken
tucky, George W. Stephenson; Tennessee,
a. is row n; Indiana, It. U. Owen; Illinois, J.
B. Hogg; Missouri, W. R. Farney Michigan,
C B. Smart; Iowa, P. B. Bradley: Wiscon
sin, no appointment; California, E. D. Ham
mond. Mr. DcGrufT.of New York, offered the fol
lowing resolution:
Rtotved, That in our opinion the public
domain belongs to the people of the United
States, and that Congress has power to dis- I
pose of it for the benefit of the people. We
therefore believe that it would be conducive
to the common welfare of the people and of
the Government to give limited portions to
every actual settler, to be inalienably enjoy
ed. This was referred to the committee on
Resolutions, without debate in accordance
with the resolutions authorizing the appoint
ment of a committee on the Democratic
creed or platform. Mr. Nabers, to test the
sense of the Convention, offered the follow
ing r?sBlutin:
Rftolved, That this Convention will not go
into a nomination for President or Vice
President, until the platform of the party is
laid down.
Applause and debate ensued.
The above is the latest despatch received,
at the time of going to press. If, as is prob
able, the resolution of Mr. Nabers was adopt
ed, the day has been occupied in debate, and
noballotings will take place before to-mor
row il then.
Baltimore, June 4. We again acknowl
edge our indebtedness to Mr. Bascom of the
Journal, for his kindness in sending us the
following additional intelligence:
2 1th Ballot, Cass 33, Buchanan 103, Doug
hs HO, Butler 23, Marry 20, Houston 9, Lane
13, Dickertson 1. Whole number 238.
25th Ballot, Cass 34, Buchanan 101,
Douglas 79, M ircy 20, Butler 24, Houston
10, Lane 13, Dickenson 1. Whole number
2Cth Ballot, Cass 33, Buchanan 101, Doug
las 80, Marcy 2fi, Butler 24, Houston 10,
Lane 13, Dickenson 1.
The Convention adjourned to 4 o'clock
P. M.
We continue, through the kindness of Mr.
Bascom, our reports of the ballottings of the
Baltimore, Juno 4 P. M. Evening Ses
sion. 27th Ballot, Cass 32, Buchanan 98,
Douglas 85, Butler 24, Houston 9, Lane 13,
Dickenson I.
28th Ballot, Cass 23, Buchanan 0(1, Doug,
las 88, Lane 13, Dickenson 1. Butler 85,
Marcy 2rt. Houston II.
29th Ballot, Cass 27, Buchanan 93, Doug
Ins 91, Marcy 20, Butler 25, Hto-ton 12, lane
13, Dickenson 1.
30th Ballot, Cass 33, Buchanan 91, Doug
las 9J. Marcy 20, Butler 20, Houston 12,
Lane 13, Dick 'nson 1.
31st Ballot, Cass 04, Buchanan 83, Doug
las 92, Marcy 20, Butler 17, Houston 9, Dick
enson 1.
The Indiana delegation, who hitherto vot
ed for Lane, changed their votes to Mr. Cass
upon this ballot.
32d Ballot, Cass 98, Buchanan 74, Doug
las 80, Marcy 20, Butler 1, Houston 8, Dick
enson 1.
When this ballot was taken, the Buchan
an men exhibited an anxiety to adjourn.
33d Ballot, Cass 123, Buchanan 72, Doug
las GO. Marcy 25. Butler 1, Houston 0, Dick
enson 1.
Baltimore, Juno 5 Morning S'stion.
34th Ballot, Cass 130, Buchanan 49, Doug
las 53, Marcy 23, Butler I.Houston 5. There
is evidently an error in this builot, the whole
number reaching only 201.
35th Ballot, Cass 131, Buchanan 39, Doug
lass 52, Marcy 44, Bull t 1, Houston 5,
Pearco 15, Dickenson 1.
A Nomination lit Last.
Baltimore, June 5. Franklin Peorce of
New Hampshire, was nominated for Presi
dent. Gen. Pearco was nominated on tho 49th
ballot as follows: Pearco 282, Cass 2, Bu
chanan 2.
Six dissenting votes, all Irom
L-itcr from California.
New York, June 2 The steamer North
ern Light, from San Juan, via Aspinwall,
with San Francisco dates to the 6th May,
reached her berth at 6 o'clock, with 300 pas
sengers iitld a small amount of specie.
It is reported that the steamer Columbia
sailed from San Francisco on the 5th, with
180 passengers and $1,836,345 on freight.
From Chasta we have reports ofthe killing
of 150 Indians by thewhitcs.infuriated at the
murder of Mr. Anderson. A memorial has
been signed by many most substantial citi
zens of San Francisco, deprecating hasty
legislation in the matter of the Chinese emi
gration, which being presented to the Legis
lature, in the mean time intelligence from
Sacramento announces a great excitem't in
regard to the Chinese digging gold along the
banksof tho American rivers, and their ex
pulsion from the diggiugs taking place daily.
One morning 200 were driven off from one
localitisy. American miners oppose the im
portation of the Chinese into mines deter
mined to submit no longer.
The population of San Francisco has vin
creased nearly 6000during the month ofApril
one-half from China.
Weather has been favorable for mining.
Accounts from the diggings generally satis
factory. .
From Washington.
Washington June 4. Mr. Briggs pre
scnted the memoriul of Wm. B. As tor, for
the immediate establishment of a mint at
N: York: and showing, since the annexation
of California, that ninety millions of gold
bullion had been received at the port of New
Mr. Stanley asked and obtained leave
to Introduce a bill for the payment ofthe
fourth installment of the surplus revenue.
After several motions for calls, the House
edjmirJied till Monday. "
Arrival front California.
Nrur Your Jnnft 3 .Thn .fAamirr IT.
nited States arrived this morning, having!
left Aspinwall on the evening of the 25tb
ult.,via King-rton. She brings 304 pssst-n-
n.,.i Sftn nan A..Lt r!.h, nrl fiun .
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uuu in me nana 01 tne pass -ngcM. no la-1
ter datesfrom California or Panama. t
Aspinwall affairs are represented as being
most prosperous. Energetic messures are
bein? used for tb9 completion of the Pana
ma Railroad.
The Crescent City, with California mails!
land specie, left Aspi'nwell 8 hours ahead
for New York direct.
She bring3 Kingston
dates of the 29th.
The small'pox was still prevailing in
many parts of the Island and in Kingstob
with great violence. The diseaso U said
to be spreading to an alarming extent.
New York, June 4. The Empire City.
from New Orleans via Havana, arrived this
morning. She arrived at Havana on the
morning of the 30th. and brines 93 passen
gers. Considerable anxiety in Cuba as to the
invasion. It is said that Government re
ceived despatches by the Isabel that the in
vaders were about embarking, or hid done
so. Preparations were accordingly mad".
The Crescent City arrived this mornin?
from California with nearly 350 pasiengers,
and $1,500,000 on freight and a large ain't
in the hands of passengers. Amongthe pas
sengers is Senior Herrera, Minister from
Peru to Rome. He will soiourn in th:s coun
try a short time. The Empire City passed
the Sierra Nevada on the 30th, off Great
Arrival ol' the Asia.
New York, June 2. Tho Asia arrived at
fij o'clock this morning, with 55 passengers,
and $ 122,000 in specie from France. Cotton
declined J the past week for low middling.
Better qualities unchanged. Weather tine.
Crops promising. Wheat buoyant at 3i ad
vance, being mostly withdrawn or held above
the views of purchas :rs transaction limit
ed. Corn,a fair business in floating cargoea,
at full prices. Makin quotes the current
rates of Tuesday. Large sales of beef at an
advance of 2s 6d for a fine quality, and very
full rates for ordinary larga export for Aus
tralia. Pork commands extreme rates. Ba
con advanced Is sells slow. Shoulders and
hams dull. Lard 6'1 advance.
France; Odillon, Barrot and Broglie re
fused to take the oath of allegiance. The
Prussian Chambers prorogued. Proceedings
of Parliament wholly unimportant.
ratal Accident.
zakesville, June a. Una morning a
party, composed of ladies and gentlemen 0
our city, started on the cars to the Lakes, on
a fishing excursion iu going into Mount
Vernon the locomotive and cars were thrown
off the track by the frog of the switch being
bent. Mr. Joseph Stacey, one of the party,
sitting 011 the tender, was kuocked off and I
ten under the car3. lie was rnn over and
killed instantly. Tho engineer and fireman
escaped with few bruises. No one else hurt.
The party returned this evening, bringing
the corps", which is terribly mangled.
Tivelvn I. 'i dies Drowned.
Concord, X. II., June 1. Whilst Mrs.
Bartlett, Mins Thresher, and ten other ladies
were sailing in a small boat, on Saturday
last, on San Crook river, the boat accidently
upset. This accident has caused great dis
tress. 1 he ladies a ere all well known and
highly respected.
Singular Mosomaxm. In the second
tier of one of our most popular theatres m.iy
be seen every night (when tlit is on the
stage) a tall nervom looking man, watching
with lynx-eyed vigilance a pretty and favor
ite actress, aim seeming at times as if h'
were about to leap upon the stage and car
ry her off. Upon being qu stioned as to
his anxiety, he is not at all reserved; he re
plies frankly that he knows that the theatre
will, ere long, burn down; that tho fire will
begin in the scenery over the stage, wheu
the favorite actrens is at the foot lights;
that he will then throw himself upon the
stage, seize her in his arms, and before the
panic-stricken and doomed audience shall
have blocked up the doori, tie will escap'
with his precious burden. For this act ol
heroism, he is confident that he will be re
warded with the hand and heart of the fair
creature whose beauty has so bewitched
him. This seems to be a curious method,
indeed, of wooing a bride; but then many
fieople court and marry under feelings no
ess absurd and lunatic than this. A'. '.
Pirates IK te Levant. Tho pirates
are beginning to re-appear on the waters of
the Levant. They carry their audacity so
far that they have actually come up close
to the city of Smyrna in search of booty,
whicli they have succeeded in carrying on
safely in the very teetli ol an Austrian man
of-war. They take good care never to
come near any vessels carrying the English,
French or Kussian nag, and altacit only
those from whom they do not apprehend re-
As the Austrian commerce sutlers
j greatly from this scourge, a part of the war
fleet, composed ot a trigate, two steamers
and two corvettes, are to be sent snortiy to
make a crusade against these formidable
pirates. Naples is likewise to send several
Murder Will Out. The St. Louis
News savs that a man calling himself Mil
ler, but whose real name is said to be Pem
berton, was arrested in Henry county, Iowa,
a few days since, upon a requisition Irom
the Governor of Kentucky. He stands in
dicted for murder, alleged to have been
committed some ten or twelve years ago in
Kentucky, from which State he fled, soon
after his arrest, and under an assumed hame
settled in Henry county, where ho is said
to have conducted himself peaceable and to
have accumulated a handsome property.
He has a wife and several children.
Silly Law. A letter from Paris to the
Philadelphia Ledger, says that r mmg the
laws lately put forth was one requiring sd
vocatesand professors to shave their beards.
M. Alexandre Thomas, distinguished Pro
fessor of History in the University of France,
refused (it is said") to obey this decree; so he
is professor no . longer, and advertises to
give a course of eight lectures in London.
Tho object of this .barbarous law. is to keep
up tlie distinction b,etwen' military and
civil lilc to tnmgmeni I ranee.
TnE CnoLERA. The Buffalo Comffiefcial
says: By a special. dispatch from Lasalle,
III., received other Speed's western line, we
learn that the cholera is raging very violent
ly at thia place, and is on the increase. A
bout sixty deaths have occurred since it
made its appearance, the victims being
mostly laborers. Several leading citizens
have4 however, died within the past three
days, and a general panic prevailsi A great
many of the inhabitants are leaving- the
town.' "
Friday Eveuingr, Jane 4. lHlt
Democratic Coxvention. Balloting. .
We received lait evening, by telegraph, an
account of sever.l L.llottin ..,J.
na we suppose it wt fin.llr ",.ir!
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nominate eandidstet before the adoption of
a platform.
The first ballot resulted as follows: Cass
118, Douglas 21, Butler 2, Lane 13, Dodze
3, Buchanan 93. Msrcy 27, Houston S, l)ick-
jenwn 1, Weller 4, Utul 2ii. Nocensrr
K 1
, choice J93.
The vote by States, upon this ballot, was
as follows
Alabama cast her entiretoiJ for Cuchua-
an, 9,
Arkansas, 4 for Buchanan.
Cslifornis,4 for Weller.
Connecticut, Cass 2, Buchanan 2,Doug!ss
1, Houston 1.
Delaware, 3frCas.
Florida, D juglas 2. Dickens-Hi I.
G orgia, 10 for Buchanan.
Indiana, 13 for Lane.
Illinois. 11 for DouU.
Iowa, Can 2, Djugla2.
Kentucky, 12 for Cass.
Louisiana, 6 for Cass.
Maine, Cass 5, Buchanan 3.
Maryland, 8 for Cass. , ,
Masiachunetts, Cuss 9, D'oeglas 1, llircy
1, Houston 1.
Texas, 4 for Houston.
Vermont, 6 f.r Cats.
Virginia, 15 for Buchanan.
Wisconsin, Cas 2, Dodge 3.
Michigan, C for Cum.
Mississippi, 7 for Buchanan.
Missouri, 9 for Ce.
New Hampshire, Cass 4, Dough 1.
New Jersey, 7 for Caa.i.
New York, Cass 11, Mircy 24.
North Carolina, 10 for Bucharcn.
Ohio, Cass 10, Douglas 2, Butler 2, Hous
ton 2.
Pennsylvania, 2" for Buchanan.
Rhode Inland, Cass 3, Mircy I.
Tennessee, Cass 6, Buchanan C.
The account by States makes Douglas and
Marcy fall off each one, which has probably
; been omitted.
The second ballot not trans
mitted, was probably the s-ime.
The third ballot resulted, 1 19 for Cass and
all others as before.
The fourth builot, Cass 115, Buchanan 69,
Douglas 24, Marcy 20, Butler 1, Houston 8,,
Lane 13, Dodge 3. Dickenson and Wtllei ;
f were dropped. Whole number of votes 273;
necessary to a chcico 180.
The fifth ballot is not fciven. j in rtfmoval;$30,000 .or the erection of bu'rhk
The sixth ballot resulted, Cass 114, Bu-Ungs, pening ol farms, &.c; $12,000 snnual
chanan 83, Douglas 21, Marcy 26, Butler 1, j ly " civilization funds; $6,000 annually, as
Houston 8, Lane 13, Dodge 3. Whole num- Rational fund; 1 0,000 tnnually, for
. ... . , . soods and provisions; and 630,000 in cash..
bcr2,4; necessary to a chj.ee 183. The annuitK-s to continue, a. in the other
In all these ballots there appears to be but ' case, fifty years,
little change and that caused by a decrease The Villager band'of C'hippwas de a
andnotachangingof votes. The Conveu-0,in.trT txly-fiv.e "'iles. in wi!ilh by 0D9
1 t.t, , .
tmn Biiiniirnpfl till PVphitiff
The following additional ballots, of last
evening, came to hand this morning:
ISmtli Uallot, Lass 112, Buchanan 87,
scattering as before.
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lenth Ballot, Caa 111, Buchanan 80,
Douglas 40.
Eleventh Ballot, Cass 101, Buchanan 87,
Doughs 50. The "little giant" is gaiuing
9 9
on them.
Seventeenth Ballot, Cass93,Buchanan 87,
Douglas 50, Marcy 26, Butler 1, Houston 1 1,
Lane 13 Dickenson 1 lle louni1 tins a sure preventive, and got lots
It will be noticed that in all the bove!?fnfinn7J0r
ballots, save the last, the scattering votes
are not given The Convention adjourned
to 9 o'clock this morning.
The Telegraph account docs net enable
us to fill up the gap in the proceedings. It
appears that fifty citizens of South Carolina
delegated Gen. Commander to appear for
l""lB"lC "uiu.s .erv.ee. were not accept-
ed. On the evening of the 2d, while en-
gaged in the consideration of tho report of
the committee on credentials, any amount of
"noise and confusion" occurred, so that it
became necessary to adopt a motion to post
pone the report and have it printed. V hat
was subsequently done with it, we are not
informed. Besides the case of Gen. Com
mander, that of Robert Rantoul, Jr., of the
second district of Massachusetts, was re
ported against by the majority of the com- j ca,ne, l0.""i "eVa on nanj last, as is sup
... ,r, ,..,. r, -i posed, by carelessness in handling a gun.
m.ttee. The disputed seats from Georg.a ! C. aifj fMnily wcrc .bscnt from home,
were also considered. Soon after tho meet- Und the house whs left in charge of the boy.
ing on the 3d, the Committee proceeded to j On the return of the family in the evening,
ballot as above. I l'ie 00.v wa3 found lying upon the floor dead,
and the gun, ramrod, powder-flask, patching,
Prosecution for itchcraft! A p'os-
ecuiion was instituted before Alderman Cro
well, of Philadelphia, last week, for witch
craft! The parties were colored, and it wes !
charged that the prosecutor and defendant
had had a quarrel, which terminated in the
latter offering to shake the other's hand. -
It ,. . ? , - ,
Iledid so, whereupon the prosecute was
seized with a fit, and fell to the earth in a
state of insensibility. Ho was afterwards
confined to the house for several day. The
magistrate refused to bind over for witch
craft, but held the defendant for his f'iure
good behavior.
Frasce. The celebrated astronomer,
Arago, having refused to take the oath of
fidelity, resigned his situation as director of
the observatory, alter an occupation of near
ly fifty years. The government has, how.
ever, declined accepting the resignulion.and
has intimated to that philosopher its willing-
.f .i . i .l. .
ness to exempt h.m from taking the oath re-,
quired by all public functionaries. M- Ara- j
go will therefore, resume his office a direc- j
tr of the observatory.
Not Particular. The Democracy of,
Berks county,' several days .ince, issued a
call for ' mass meeting, to ratify the nomi
nations of the National Convention and
adopt the Democratic Platform. Who and
what it will be, we suppose, is immaterial.
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(fc5"Tho Prince of Schwarsburg Sonder
knuen has o.ililished a decree divorcing his
wile, "by virtue of his sovereign plenitude of
Smart CuAJiuEUMn.--Au excuange pa-
Ser in speaking ofthe sinking of tlie r.teamcr
Logers, on the Cumberland river, ays:
"The Captain swam ashore. So did Uie
chambennaid. "She was insured tor 910,000,
tmHotdcd with'SroM." ... ( , - . -. . .
WHOLE NO. 1804. v
An Old Lady. On the 8d inst, Mrs. Cathn
srine Yocum, now In the 92d yr of bei
age, had her application made out by Geo..
George Sanderson, and forwarded to lb
Commissioner of Penyinnj. f..r hmint Innrf
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i. T.. reformed by her deceased hue-
band, John Yocum, in Capt. Beverage'
company, of the Gtb Regiment, Virgin!
Militia, commanded by Col. Streets, In th
war of 1812 with Great Britain. The old li-
, ,
ny resides in Violet township, In this county.
enjoys good health and steps about on foot
like many a damsel of twenty years, Sho
j came to this city from her residence, a dis-,
tance of 15 mil s, and returned home th
lame day with ut complaining of fatigua.
She Is checr'ul and Intelligent for one of her
year, and spcalu ofthe last generation, par
ticularly such as were engaged in the Rfo
lutionary war, with much distinctness and
, satisfaction !-She was born in Berks county,'
iPa.,in 1701; marri'.d at Reading, In 1730,
1 and is the mother of a numerous posterity.
', Her husband with whom she had lived 57
'year, died in Viol t township, iu 1837
' tru!y it may be scid that she Is a mother ii
I Isiiv.rtast Treaties with the Uviik.-.
I The Washington Republic contains an ab
i stra. t of the three now treaties formed with
I 'ho Sioux Indians, and now before the Sen
1 kin for ratification. It appears the Dahco
tasccde their lands east of the .loux river
land Lac Traverse to the Jlississippi, except
a reservation one hundred miles in length
land twenty in width on the headwaters of
1 the river Minnesota. They are to remove
I to this reservation within two years from
! the date; and alter removal, are to receive
i .5275,000 to start tlum fairly iu their new
location. 830,000 are to b'j expended in
breaking land, erecting mills ind estublhh-,
ling a manual labor school; and they are to
j receive for fifty years an annuity of $08,000,
pavable asfjllows: Cash, 40,000; civili
zation fund, blz-OOU: (roods and provisions,
910.000; education, 80,000.
The Med-ay-wa-Kau-loans and Wah-pay-Koot.-.y
b ind cede all their lands now held
by them in Iowa and Minnesota. For fu-
; ture occupation, they are to have a reserva
tion of the average v. iilth of ten miles on
; either aide of the river Minnesota, boundvrl
on th enrft Uv th" little Ftn.-t rir, r. An fh
wet by the Techsy-tam-bay and Yellow
Medicine rivers, and south by a line running
: frow tiie wuuth ' lM': R ck to the Little,
" "T U i.r a V. T
11 u 11 art u uiiu 11 it 111 luujiLu, running wi uuiu
1.. . . r . .
1 10 be paid in csh, with a "cash annuity of
u p, fit tho K.iil river nt tho m.-t!, K3n lll.n
10,000 for twenty years.
f T,,E Cccuo.-It is comfortable to hear
I of any plan lor destroying the Curculio, and-
! it would be a real blessing to find a complete
jrcmtiiy for its depredations. A correspon-
; lfnt ofthe Boston JournaUays: take cotton
"""'n?. put tnrce circle six to wpjveincb-.
aa mu't mil tul v,jif nlttft. trnna re nirl.r
-v, ' ; ,u ,:.Jf Xr,.d ln , r,.. v.."
: in the second circle but few bad been caught,
in the third circle scarcely one got so high.
ng tl,j frljUnd free from windfalls, as they
i contain the maggot, which goes iuto the
ground to mature iuelf.
The Wheat Cnor ox the Easters Shorb.
The Centrivill5 (M l.) Times stat.stVat
the farmers of that county stiil complain of
the ravages ot'tha fiy. S.iine of them do not
1 . ... . .. .U ...!.. . . I... .1
eed sown. Nor is this the ca,e in that
county alone. The Talbot and Dorchester
I papers state that the crops in those counties
ttre ver.v materially injured by tlie Sy and the
worm. I ho grand jury ol Talbot county
court, last week, unanimously gate it as their
opiniou, that the crop i:; that county would
bi less than one-half of a fair crop. Many
field have been entirely destroyed.
Fatal Acciijekt. We learn that a boy
named Philips, ahuut 10 years old, and resi
ding with Mr. John Cover, near N. Reading,
j &C., lying by his side. The ball entered his
forehead and passed through the brain, and
from the appearance of things, must haver
killed him instantly. Somerxt Post.
Sheep Recovered. Mr. White who went
j i,,to Soiiora, and purchased 47,500 head of
! she,,P or, e,C,,l,'?ni1 m 'lrket: a" f w;hic.h
i ,ver stoled from him ny the Apache In .i-
, uns otl the riv.t.r Gila, has since recovered
1 600 of them through the hostile interference
I of our army officers stationed at the muth
of that river. A detachment of troops, un
der Major Heitzleman, left Vallecite on the
6th of March for the purpose of endeavoring
to recover the balance ol the sheep usaon.o,
1500, it is said, remain still al.ve in posses
sion ofthe Indians.
Americas Arctic Exi-editioh Mr.
Grinnell's .hip, the Advance, has left the
sectional dock, at New York, and is now
ready for sea. Mr. Grinnell is ready at once.
to fit out another expedition in search of Sir ;
! John Franklin, providing government will
j Piv- !'ira. 0,ric7s .and mun- J'r- P-'lo.!y,;
lan American banker, now at London, has
nMhorhei Mf tititBeU t0 driiW on him fr
i0i0oo if nocessay to start the expedition.
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Deafness Cured. Hon. Daniel Baldwin,
of Montpeiier( Vermont, had a daughter who
became very deaf at three years ol $gc and
remained so until eighteen. She was then
cured by the combined juice of onion and.,
tobacco. The tobacco was placed , within
tho onion, which was then roasted and tho
juice was dropped into the ear. -
Drought at the East. Th" Maine pa
pers complain of a long continued dmugl t ;n
that State. The Bangor papers say thjvt
the forests continue on fife to the et,stwu:i
of that city and that great damage h-r.s.Xfton
done. The Hallowell Cultivator fn;utt'
the month of May to have been the driest since
1800. - .. , v .
CtrThe whigs of Missouri have nomlnaU.
ed Jas. Winston for Governor, tad Andrew .
Klnglbr ISeut. Cqvewni . . ;

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