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Wonday Evening. TCr.
A Dkmocbatic FBAOB.-There' fun after
an election a well a before, and occa
eionally a Whig, wilh a long; face, haa an op
portunity to ahert-n bia visage by a smile
and get ahavtd at. the usual rates. Our
friends aver ia Muskingum have recently had
the advantage of an opportunity of this kind,
aid that member of the "forlorn hope' if ho
cannot wrinkle hit woeful countenance in
amilea, des erves to be charged at the rale of
diine.'a ahave and fire cents for extras.
There are many "pioua frauds" committed in
the name of Democracy; the leaders of the
Modern school, the professed Apostolic suc
cessors of Tom Jefferson and James Madi
son, claim a pre-emption right to any thing
of this kind anJ grow indignant only when
their opponents try to imitate them; and we
find one of the "latest and most improved"
in the Zrnesville Courier of Saturday.
There are in our days, among politician,
banner States, banner counties and banner
township, and after an election, flag presen
tations by which those who worked hardest k
gained most are flattered with the idea that
the party, if not the country, the spoils, if
not the principles, were saved principally by
their noble exertions. One of those occur
red in Zanesvillo on Thursday last. Har
rison township, in Muskingum, was to have
"the stars and stripes with the variations"
for polling the greatest increase fur Locofo
cos and Locofoco measures. There area
great number of German votes in that town
ship who were convinced that the man a-
gainst whom the Natives voted.was the best
Native, and they rolled in their votes for
"King and that other fellow" down in New
Hampshire. 8. S. Cox, Esq., the author of
tho"Buckeye Abroad,"delivorcd the banner
in a classic speech, full of canting hypocri
cy, and quotations from Dante's Inferno,
lathering the Whirs of course for that of
which he himself was
-..til- .i r iir
guilty, and Geo. W.
Manypenny, in behalf of the Locofocos of
that township, received it with a smooth and
honeyed speech and promised all manner cf
fine exertions for the future. So far, so
good. What next!
, . The Courier learna that "the flag which
was presented and received waa a borrowed
one, borrowed for the express purpose of go
ing through a tham presentation, but which
the receiver did not understand, but carried
it off in good faith. The flag belonged to a
young lady of this city. Miss Donavin, the
daughter of Mr. Dennia Donavin, and who,
alter the night of (he celebration, of course
wanted it returned to her, but which waa not
done until application was made for the as
sistance of the law in the shape of a writ of
replevin, when, upon the intercession of a
good natured Whig, process was stayed, and
an express sentto Taylorsville after the flag,
which we learn waa obtained from its recip
. ients by another false pretence, and then
restored to Its fair owner. The Democracy
are now at work might and main, making
another flag to replace the one presented,
before their deluded Harrison township
friends learn the facta in the case, and will,
It ia probable deny the whole transaction
but which is all as true as gospel."
Ohio. The official vote shows that this
State polled the largest ever before given
WeEwill' publish by counties in a few days.
In 1844, Clay had 155,113; Polk 149,061;
Birney 8,050 Total 313,934. In 1848,
Taylor had 138.351); Cass 154,773; Van Bu
ren 35,347 338,479, an increase of 16,355
over 1844. In 153, Scott has 153,536;
Pierce 160,160 Hale 31,783 total 353,468,
an inereaae of 34,980 ovor 1848. Scott
gains 14,167 over Tsylor; Pierce gains 14,
887 over Casa; and Hale loses 3,565 from
Van Buren's vote. The vote shows that we
have lost nothing in Ohio from any other
causes than the freo-soil defection, and while
Scott has done bettor on the Resorve than
Oen. Tsylor, he has not done as well in other
parts of the State. The Whigs have dug
outef worse "caving-ina" than the above.
and let them abido their time. The past
shows that the progress of the State is not
safe in the hands of Locofocoisin, and soon
er or later the people will call upon the men
of the Whig party to right the siiip of Stste,
tossed about as it will be and damaged by
the dangerous billows of Locofocoism.
Stand to your arms, Whigs! Thero is yet
use for you. You may now regret the ro
sult ani some of you feel like giving up; but
when you see your Stale and Nation in
danger, you will rush to their rescue. Wo
know your patriotism too well to doubt your
willingness to battle for the prosperity of
til? CuT7 wlien your sorvio.es are iieedoaj.
Lesislatob Tn i First Week. The -
anal adjournments on tho announcement of
the death of Mr. Stburlk and Mr. Covet,
disposed of two daya of tho past week. We
have but little to report. The Senate has
spent some time on the Militia bill, and
briefly discussed a fsw other matter. The
House has done very little on any subject;
its sessions having been very brief. How
much work ha been done in committee
rooms, we know not. It is not expected
that much will be accomplished in the first
week, and we presume this reasonable ex
pectation will not be disappointed by the re
sult. There Is a courteous, kindly feeling
existing among the member of both Houses,
and, so lar as we can hear or judge, a dipo
sitiort 10 legislate for the substantial good of
uie people ot tne mate
It is our impression that the session will
occupy three or four months. If tho legis
lation is of .a character to commend itself to
considerate, Intelligent men, the majority
have nothing to fear from the length of time
ihey occupy. We hope no "measures will
be acted upon without due reflection and
careful thought. Let what Is done be mil
dmt, and the people will approve the work
and the members will have nothing to fear.
Let the polar star of guidance be the public
.-..I ..J it. . . -il ..a -
n-TMn.snn me people will aettio the balance.
The , United States Mail Steamir
Abotic sailed from New York on Saturday
for Liverpool, with ee'vcnty-fiye passenger.
A mong the passengers are Com W. F.
Lynch.U. 8. Navy.andJ. Hosford Smith,
U. 8. Consul u By rout. Com. Lynch is
bound for the Interior region of Alrlca,
where ha design, alntt alone, to make ex
tensive official exploration. Hi riper,
tlona will at firit be confined to the country
eontlguoue to our Liberia aettlement below
Sierra Leon. He visits Englaad first . u
tain Information relative to the ecane of dee-
Gl. Scott 7 Ntm York Herald.' A
day or two after the election, a telegraphic
despatch waa aent over the wires stating that
Gea. Scott attributed hie defeat,, among
other causes, to the New York Herald. The
thing was so hugely ridiculous that we did
not publish it, knowing that some green op
erator in New York had picked it out of the
columns of the Herald; and we would not
now allude to it, had It not found ita way in
to one of the papers of this city, ready at
all timea to give circulation to unfounded ru
mors snd false statements, a general recep
tacle of all Iho filth that floats in tiewspa
perdom. The Washington correspondent
of the New York Triliune sys:
"The ststement that Gen. Scott attribu
ted his defeat to the Herald, was so grossly
absurd ss to excite no notice here. It was
only intrnded by the ex-Senatorial corres
pondent of that paper, to lift it out of the
mire and filth into decent association. Gen.
Scott never reads it; and never alludes to it,
and could not, if he wished, express the
loathing which he feels, for everything con
nected therewith. His proud form waa nev
er more erect, nor his eagle eye brighter
Mian it is to-day. He stands slone amid the
wreck grand and unconcerned, like alight
house after a dresdful storm. His bosom
has been often bared to the storms of war:
his heart's blood has alwny been ready if
nis country a altar required the sacrifice, snd
he would to-morrow, if war should come,
leave his fire-side and his family, and, for
getting all the ingratitude which he has re
ceived, lead Iho army, as of old, to victory.
A truer, more patriotic heart than that old
bosom carries, never beat."
South Carolina. It will be recollect
ed that in the caucus of members ol the
South Carolina Legislature, which voted to
throw the electoral vote of that State for
Pierce and King, a protest was adopted de
claring that that State did not acquiesce in
the Compromise mias'ires. The Legisla
ture, it now appears, had the good sense to
reject this protest.' Tho Charleston Con
stitutional Union says:
"The State is thus saved the ridiculous
attitude of supporting the Administration
whilst seeking the overthrow of the Govern
ment. But more im nortsnt, more cheering
results attach to this defeat of the protest a-
L,in Mf piefce,, Unjon pr,nolp,. j.
a proclamation that the war against the U
nion is at Ion (ft h to cease; that South Car
olina ia once more come back into the U
nion, to renew her ancient glorious loyality,
and to exercise her legitimate influence in
controling its counsels and shaping; its des
tinies." Buildings Saved by thi Fibe Anriri
lator. A fire broke out in the lower story
of a large store called Leavenworth Block,
in College street, Burlington, Vermont, last
week, which broke through into the book
etore ef Mr. Goodrich above, but was ex
tinguished by the instrumentality of one ol
Phillips' fireannihilators. The Free Press
The universal opinion (as the resder will
see by tho cards of Mr- Leavenworth snd
Mr. Goodrich) waa that the building would
have been utterly destroyed but for tho An
nihilator. While the fire companies wore
transfering their hose from ono locality to
another, the annihilator was applied by Mr.
Harnum, and saved the building;. In regard
to this there are not two opinions.
OyOne ol the California papers avers
that a company, composed of ten persons,
working a mining claim on Sandy Bar, took
out, as the actual proceeds of one day'$lab r,
151 pounds of gold dust! Placing clean river
dust at a value or 17 per ounce, which we
believe is a low price, the amount would be
Ktr.rtna ArFi.cs. Mr. Pell, of Ulster
county N. Y., the eelebrsted exporter of
apples to CiUrope, recommends that apples,
after bavins; been picked, should be laid on
a floor, by hand, without pouring from the
baskets, until they are twelve to eighteen
inches deep, and be left to dry and season
three weeks; when again packed In clean
barrels, they may be kept any reasonable
lengin ol lime ami safely sent to any part
of Europe or the East Indira. The plan of
drying and seasoning them . prevailed gen
erally some years ago, though now-a-riays
it ia mostly discontinued and considered
useless. We are disposed to think favor
ably of this process whon it becomes imp jr-
tant to keep apples safely till next spring to
send to foreign countries, for we hsve al
ways observed that after opening a barrel a
fuwdays alter being put up, in ever so dry
-roni ' the whole surf.ee. and .lihh
loose barrels will allow it mostly to cvap
orate, yet when they come in contact, the
two surfaces retain it and cause rot.
The carrying of apples in a common
wagon, either before or after barreling, is
injurious they should be moved on springs
or on sleds. The least abrasion of the skin,
or crushing of the cells of the pulp contain
ing the juice, allows fermentation and de
composition, and the subsequent docay of
mo whole mass.
Strange, but True. There ia a man
residing in tho bowerv, whoae habits and
propensities partake somewhat of the nature
of Canibalism. He is between forty snd
fifty years of ago, a Scotchman by birth,
and for one pursuing his course of lire, en
joying excellent health. This strange be
ing looks upon rata as a luxury) anif mice
are classed among the rareat delicacies! Not
long since ho ate half a dozen of the latter,
snd slacked hia thirst with half a pint of
whisky! Incredible as this mnyappear.it
is litterally true, as we have undoubted proof
of its correctness, out this is not all; this
strange brutish being looks upon horse-flesh
as choice meat, and declares that he prefers
it to a sirloin stake! He ia a toper of the
"copper fastened" kind. Ilia internal or
gansmustbo composed of a hard substance,
or else he must be without them, far we can
not conceive it possible that a man of such
habits can exist. When he is intoxicated it
I quite certain that he haa been drinking
over a quart of whisky. Aloantf Kqirtu
A New Huruabiar Colony in Iowa
Sir. Percxel, who waa deputised by a large
number of Hungarians In Jersey, England
i-ans, end r ranee, in act Tor them, niado I
purchase last month of two townshina. situ
ated near Davenport, Iowa, for a Hungarian
colony, and in the spring the great bodv nf
the purchaser design emigrating to this
country and settling upon their purchases.
Amongst the number are many persons who
have distingui-hed themselves in the Lrgis-
luturo of their country, and in the recent
revolutions. They are Gen. Mnritx Percxel,
Field Marshal and Minister of War; Count
Ladislaua Lisaky ; Mr. Foldvary.a wealthy
capitalist snd Minister of Justice in tho Re
public, and others. It Is designed to furnish
each person in indigent circumstances with
forty acres of land, at the Government price,
I There are four hundred and ninety
two prisoners in the Ohio Penitentiary.
Seventeen will arrive from Cleveland this
evening, which will swell the number to five
hundred and nlns.-CoumAu Ex., Nov. 16.
QCrUnder the liquor law In Massachu
setts, Deacon Hoi lis, of Braintree, has been
fined $10 for having aold two quarts of ol
der. . - .
From the New York Tribune. .
THE MOTHER'S LITLJLABY.
Sleep, my baby; day is waning
And the eveuing star ia reigning; '
Shadowy forms of Dreamland's feigning,'
Drowsy senses are enchaining:
Peacefully rest, ; . . ; j:
' For thy limbs are pressed .
Close U s mother's fostering breast.
Sleep: the Wintry wind is sighing,
Every chink and cranny trying;
Rut the blazing hearth la vying,
Cheerful light and beat supplying;
Sheltered and warm, -
The gathering storm ,
Cannot approach thy delicate form.
Thus I would forever hold you, '
Softly to my bosom fold you;
Still in every good to mould you
And from evil to withhold you;
Else would I fly
To the Cherub's sky,
And plant thee a glittering atar on high.
Rebellion is China. We have datea
from China, by way of San Francisco, to the
7th August. The Government had not been
a'le to suppress the rebellion. A horrible
story is related of the murder of fifty thous
and persons men women and children by
the rebels, in a successful assault on the
city of Chunchow. The slaughter is said to
have lusted for three days and three Rights.
The account is not authenticated. The
Chinese emigration to California appears to
be temporarily checked, probably owing to
the exaggerated reports of unfriendly feei
ng cntertame I by the miners towards the
Chinamen. Tiio Government was about to
inflict summary justice upon the seventeen
persons convicted of the atrocities upon the
crew of the American ship Robert Browne.
Twelve Millions or Blacks in the
New World. Of these seven millions and
a half a'e in slavery in the United States,
Brazil, and Spanish and Dutch Colonies;
one quarter ol a million in process of eman
cipation in the South American Republics;
and the remainder four millions, six hundred
and twenty thousand, are free.
In the United Statea, the colored popula
tion is increasing al the rate of one hundred
thousand a year. In the Spanish colonies
and Brazil, the number is kept up by con
stant importations of slaves from the cosst
of A fries, otherwise thero would be a consid
erable annual decrease in the colored popu
lation of those countries until the sexes be
A Rich Retort. It is said of the Mar
quis of Townsend, that when young and en
gaged in battle, he saw a drummer at bis side
killed by a cannon ball, which acattercd his
brains in every direction. His eyes were at
once fixed on the gnastiy object, wmcn
seemed to engross his thoughts. A superi
or officer observing him, supposed he was
intimidated at the sight, and addressed him
a manner to cheer his spirits, 'Oh,' said
the young Marquis, with calmness but Bever
ly, 'I am not frightened lam puzzled to
make out how any man with such a quantity
of brain ever came to be here.'
The Cost or War, even upon a smal
scale, has been a good deal talked of aince
the election. The New York Express re
marks that this country waa a little more
than 'two yeara at war with Great Britain,
in 1813-15, and during that short period the
city of New York lost 35,000 of its inhabi
tants, and the value of city property fell
ovor forty per cent. War, with any nation,
however weak, would bo destructive to our
commerce and to our agriculture, as the lat
ter would have no market abroad. The
manufacturing interest is tho only interest
that would thrive.
ft7-"During the summer of '38," writes
a southwestern correspondent of the Knick
erbocker Magazine, "if I do not mistake the
year, I was present at a court held at Pas-
cagoula, Miss., (a favnrlto resort lor Mobil
inns during summer), to try the landlord of
the hotel for selling liquor in less quantities
than a gallon.it being contrary to a law of
the State. Present, Justice Hawkins, sit
ting upon a decayed stump in front of the
hotel, with a pea-brush along side of him.
'Prisoner, what have you to say! guilty
or not guilty1'
Prisoner you know you lie, fori have
drank myself in your house at least twenty
times a day , and I am a pretty good witness,
as well as judge of liquor; but as there are
sonio doubts in my mind as to whether Paa
cagoiila bclongato my particular State, and
as half the Mobile boys would die without
their liquor, the court, in its clemency,
impose on you a fine of one picayune; but
blast the man that informed upon you. Mr.
Sheriff, take this pea-brush and whip the
informer out of town! Court'a adjourned.
Landlord, you had better treat the party!'
This waa the first and last complaint ever
made in that district for selling liquor.
Such a judge would hardly 'pass muster'
down in Maine."
Politeness in DuNsiao. An old gentle
man had owed a firm for yeara; at last after
everybody's patience and temper were ex- ,
hffusted, a clerk named f rank undertook
to gut the money.
t rank called upon the gentleman, and
met wilh a polite reception and the uaual
answer, with the addition; "Yon need not
trouble yourself young man, about the mat
ter, (will make it all right.'r'
"O no," replied iaank, "I could not
think for a moment of compelling you to
call at the atore for a few dollars. It will
not be the slightest convenience for me to
stop in, as I pass your place of business six
times a day, to and Irom my meals, snd I
can call every time I goby."
"Here," said the old fellow to his book
keeper, slarmed at the prospect of being
dunned six times a day for six months, "pay
this impertinent rascal, lie can beat me
in politeness, and if he wants a situation, I
will give him two thousand dollars a year."
Hunt Merchant's Magatine.
OCT' Julius, why Isde geittin' out ob de
bed on the 31st ob August like one of
Does you gub It up, my 'spected culled
"In course I dors. Why!
"Because il's 'de last roso ob summer.'
"Look here, nigger, if you perambulate
any more auch nonsense about dia child,
he'll cave your h 'ad In. I've had enough
obdatliighferlootiiualk 1 is.
California contains four hundred thous
and square milea. Thia would give eight
Slates aa largo aa New York State, filty as
large as New Jersey, and fifty-seven aa large
aa Massachusetts. Willi a population e
final per square mile tn that of New Jersey
California would support eighteen millions
of Inhabitants, if equal to New York, twen
ty millions; and if equal to Massachusetts,
forty millions or filler n millions more than
the present population of the entire United
lr.XAS By advices from Galveston to.
the 6ih inst., wa learn that the vote in that
city stood 334 for Pierce and 143 fur Scott,
The vote caat waa very light, but the State
ieauppoaeain nave gone for Pierce by a
i : : . ..
very ncTy mjnii-.
(CrThe stamped envelopes, which the
new postage law requireathe department to
place In the hand oiine postmasters for sale
will b ready in January.
frT-The Corn Exchange Bank, with a
capital of $500,000, ia about to go into ope
ration in New tort. .......i ...... ,,.
Tveaday Evening;, Rem ft, 1839
Irvabioh or Cuba A letter in the New
YorkT imes from Havana, expresses the con
fident belief that any private expedition that
might attempt a new invasion of Cuba,
would meet with speedy and entire de-
struction. There are now in commission I
on that station six or seven war steamers,
all built in England, and of the bighest'quat
Ities as vessela of war, and five or six more
are also in process of construction in Eng
land, destined for the same service.' The
military force on the Island exceed 30,000
men, all well diaciplined and thoroughly
equipped and the police system puts the gov
ernment in instant possession of every move
ment by which its safety is threatened.
The same writer statea that Mr. George
Law is regarded by the Creole population of
the Island as a power of the first rank among
the nations of the earth.
The Cobab Difficulties. The New
Yoik paper contain the affidavit of Purser
Smith of the Crescent City, in which he
states that he haa not written to, or carried
away letter from, disaffected persons in Cu
bs; that he has not bad anything published
against the Government of the Island; and
that he has never been connected with any
hostile expedition against it. This, it is sup
posed, will satisfy the Government and put
an end to the difficulty; but whether the
Satanic press of this country will quit find
ing fault with their own Government for
maintaining the honor and good faith of
treaties, is a very doubtful matter.
Revolutionary Loans. The announce
ment of the Treasurer of the Kinkle revolu
tionary fund, that the acheme had failed and
that he was ready to pay back the amount to
the donors, barring the expense, has given
rise to the question whether the holders of
the Kossuth acrip will ever receive a simi
lar notification! - It will be aeen in another
column, however, that Kossuth has not yet
given up all idea of revolutionizing Europe.
The notification above has an air of honesty
about it. at least.
Later Advices from Australia. By ad
vices from Sydney to the 14th of August,
we learn that the yield of gold still contin
ued to be enormous. In the weekending
the 7th of August, upwards of one hundred
and lixty thousand ounces passed through
the treasury, of which about one-third was
the produce of the week, and two-thirds ac
cumulations for want of conveyance on for
OrricuL Vote or Nobh Carolina. The
official result of tho Presidential election in
North Carolina is as follows: Pierce, 39,
764; Scott, 39,161 Majority for Pierce,
603. At the Governor's election, in August,
the vote stood. Reid, dem., 48,484, and
Kerr.whig, 43,993. Since August, the dem
ocratic vote has fallen off 8,730, and the
whig rote 3,833 total decrease, 13,553.
Exploring Expedition. A navol expe
dition, well prepared for all kinds of useful
discoveries, has been fitted out by the Amer
ican Government, to explore iho fnr off seas
and islads in the Pacific ocean. It is under
the command of Cadwallnder Ringgold, and
$125 000 has been appropriated by Congress
fur ils expenses.
Franklin Pierce is the youngest man
who has ever been elected President of the
United States. He is 48 years of age.
Washington, John Adams, Jefferson, Madi
son, Monroe, John Quincy Adams and Van
Buren were each 58; Jackson, 63; Harrison,
68; Taylor, 66; end Polk, 49.
The Imos Islands. It is said the Peru
vian Minister having furnished satisfactory
proofs that his government had for many
years exercised acts of sovereignty over the
Lobos Islands, the United States has reced
ed from tho position assumed by tho late
Secretary of Stato.
ThbNew York Slave Case. Efforts tre
now making in the city of New York, to
raise $5,000 to indemnify Mr. Lemmon for
the loss of his eight slaves, under the recent
decision in that city. It is stated that it was
about all the property he possessed.
Retired. George Wilkins Kendall, of
the New Orleana Picayune, is about to mar
ry and retire to his vast sheep raising farms
in Texas. Kendall baa surely seen the
world, and a little more; is about forty-eight,
and possesses a fortune of $100,000.
The U. S. Senate. After tho 4th of
March next, tho U. S. Senate will consist of
43 Democrats, 3 Frec-Soilcrs, and 18 Whigs.
The Democrats will have more than two
thirds ofthot body.
G3Mr. Clingman, of North Carolina, ha
been charged by the speaker of the House
of Delegates of that State, with having in
trigued for a place in the United States Sen
03There are nineteen plank roads in
the State of New York, costing $3,890,388,
or $1,833 per mile.
The Sources or our Population
The foreign population of Maryland,accord-
tng to the census of 18,10, numbers o3,7aO,
of whom 36,936 are Germans, 19,557 Irish,
3,467 English, 1,093 Scotch, 507 French,
and 360-Wclch. Of the native white pop
ulation, 400,694 were born in the State, and
38,333 in other States.
In Massachusetts, foreign-born residents
form 16-5 per cunt, of the whole population.
In New York, they constitute 31-33 per
cent.; in Maryland, 13-86 per cent, of .the
while inhabitants; in Louisiana, 26-6 per
cent, of the white race and the free colored.
In all these States, except Maryland, the
Irish immigrants largely preponderate over
those from any other country. In New
York, they compose somewhat over half of
all foreign-born citizens; but in Massachu
setts they are more than double all othera of
that class. In the Southern States, the
full returns will show a less proportion of
Irish citizens than is shown in the above
statement for Maryland and Louisiana.
Henceforth we may expect a large increase
of German immigration; and it ia likely to
take the head of the list. .
ConroatTioR or the Moor. Every ob
ject on ita surface of tho height of ono hun
dred . feet is distinctly aeen through Lord
Rosse'a telescope. . On ita surface are cra
ters of extinct volcanoes, rocks and masses
of stone almost innumerable. But there are
no ' aigna of habitationa auch aa ours, or
vestige of architectural remains, to show
that the moon is or ever waa inhabited by a
race of mortals similar to ouraelvea. .No
water la visible, no sea, no river; alt seems
desolate. , ,
Ccba ard Fbance Report ef m Secret
Treaty. The correspondent of the Koenia
che Zeitung, (Cologne Gazette,) writes from
Madrid, under date of the 80th October:
"I can inform yoa on the authority of an
'authentic source, that a mrt treaty haa
been concluded, with France, according to
which that power has pledged herself to pro-
tect Spain ia the possession of the Isle of
Cuba. All commanders of French vessela
of war at present on Transatlantic stations
have received orders from their government
to place themselves under the orders of the
Captain General of Cuba." Three French
vessels of war. have been already for some
lime in Cuban ports, snd to our squadron on
that station the St. Edward, of 86 guns, will
shortly be sdded. She is quilo a new vessel,
and waa only launched on the 16th inst."
In connection with this we quote the fol
lowing news brought from Cuba by the
Black Warrior: '
"The English steam frigate Highflyer, and
two sloops of war, were in the port of Ha
vana; also several French vessels of war,
but no American man-of-war."
The Governor General received on Sun
day at his table the senior commandenta of
the four English and French steamers in the
port not only to express the kind feelings
the Spanish sovereignty feels for their illus
trious nations, but also to express the cordi
ality with which the Governor General wel
comes the society of such accomplished offi
cers. Gebmar Revolutionist Fund It will
be remembered that about a year since Prof.
Kinkel traveled through the United Statea
delivering speeches and raising money for a
Sermon National loan. 1 he treasurer of the
loan, Oscar Reichenbach, now announcea
from London that the scheme has utterly
failed, and calls upon the committee in this
country, through whom the money hss been
paid, to come forward and reclaim it, minus,
of course, the expenses already incurred.
The total receipts of the loan are stated at
$7,717 35, of which $805 35 were contrib-
uted in Baltimore; $1,035 27 in St. Louis;
$1,821 41 in Cincinnati, and $300 in Pitta
burg. ' The expenditures, (including $1,100
for Prof. Kinkel's traveling expenses,) were
$3,705 37; balance on hind $5,012 35. This
sum Mr. Reichenbsch is ready to pay back,
proportionately to the contributors, on the
return of the certificates. Sums which have
been paid into the handa of others he of
course cannot repay. He desires to hear
from the committees In the respective local
ities aa to the will of the contributors in the
matter. Bait Sun.
New Troublks with Mexico. An A
merican named Speyers, whose goods were
seized by Gen. Avalos, during the troubles
at Matamoras, aometime sincejhas made a
demand to be refunded the duties he paid on
them, as well as indemnity for the losses
he sustained by the seizure. This demand
was recently laid before the Mexican Min
ister of Foreigu Relations, by Mr. Letcher,
but be not obtaining the satisfaction requi
red, Mr. Rich, Secretary of the American
Legation, in Mr. Letcher's absence at home,
was instrut tad to prosecute the claim. Mr.
Rich says that he has, in effect, done all he
can do in the premises but without obtain
ing a retribution of the claim, and adding
that he "does not know how the Mexican
Government can pay the claim, having nei
ther money nor credit, and threatened more
over with revolution from all quarters."
Infanticide is reported in the London pa
pers to have increased fearfully among the
factory operatives and agricultural laborers
ofhngiand, caused, It is said, hy their abject
poverty and dire necessities. Burial clubs.
which are mutual assistance institutions,
formed among these poor persons for good
objects, only increase the extent of the
crime; as ninny aro driven by want to mur
der their infants in order to obtain from
these societies the few pounds of funeral
money they give. In Leeds there are, as
nearly as can bo estimated, about three
hundred infants murdered yearly, tn avoid
tho consequences of their living,and theCor
oner states that the murderers are never de
KonriF.RV. Last week a go'id looking
young woman in company with a man, was
walking our streets in pursuit of employ.
ment as a fortune-teller. She told several
fortunes, but none so effectually ss to an old
lady in the upper part of tins town. Visit
ing the old woman, she proposed to tell her
lortune, which was acceded to with the fol
lowing results: Nut in a marrying mood,
the cards were not cut lor courtship, but for
business. The old lady was a grocer, and
had many debta outstanding, upon the col
lection of which her heart hud been fixed.
"Shall I ever collect them!" was the quea
tion the fortune-teller had to determine. To
solve this question there must be a private
room sought, with no one present but the
two, and all the money in the house exhib
ited, which consisted of $135 in gold, care
fully preservea in a small bag. ' After close
ly inspecting the money, and jabbering a
lingo which was a Chinese alphabet to the
old woman, the fortune teller returned the
bog with this instruction: "Take your mon
ey, return it to your chest, let it lay untouch
ed fur ten days, after which time you will
find your creditors coming in and every cent
due will be speedily collected." Fully im
pressed wilh its truth, tho old woman did as
she was instructed. But next day, her sus
picion being a wakened by a friend, she thot'
she would take a look at her money and see
that all was right, when lo and behold, her
$5 gold pieces hadfn.ll been converted into
coppers. She had twenty-aeven cents in
stead of $135. In the meantime the lady
swindler had taken the Washington night
train, and waa off to parts unknown. Frede-
As Extraordirarv Lock. The editor
of the American Artizan was recently
shown a piece of mechanism called Yale's
Magic Lock, which is as absolutely unpick
able as the kernel of a walnut would be
without damaging the shell. The only open
ing is a circular orifice, half an inch in di
ameter, for admitting the key, and through
which their ia no possible access to the tum
blers by any instrument wnatever noteven
by the key itsell, strange aa that may seem.
By a singular contrivance, a portion of the
key is detached after insertion, and lent to
a -distant part of the lock, where it move
the tumblers, and where the tools of the
burglar could never arrive except by first
battering tho lock to pieces. The key hole
resembles the interior of a small pistol bar
rel, and havirg no opening in the interior
basin of the lock, would not receive powder
enough to blow it open. The lock ia, there
fore, absolutely gunpowder proof also. .A-
mong other peculiarities, the key is suscept
ible of from forty thousand to one million
changes. A change of the key cbangeathe
lock also in the act of locking, so that one
may have a new lock every day for hundreds
ol years'. By a change of the key after
locking it is rendered impossible to unlock,
even with the same key, until altered back
again. One may thua lose the key or have
it stolen, and still entertain no fearaof the
lock's being opened with it. The proprie
tors offer a reward of five hundred dollar to
any one who will nick it through the kev
hole, using whatever instrument he pleases,
and taking any length ol time he may de
Emigrants are pouring by hundreda and
thousands into the Western citiea. The
Cincinnati Atlas announce the arrival at
that port of a steamer containing three
hundred, and another with two hundred.
No leaa than 1,000 recently landed at New
uneansin one day,
C. W. f Z. Railroad. Tba New York
Tribune o( the 16 lb, aaya thatthe advices by
the last Steamer have produced considerable
activity in the beat description of our secu
rities. ' First class railroad and Country
Bond have been in reqnest and the pur
chases yesterday and to-day for foreign ac
counts have not been less than two millions
Among other, that paper notice "large
negotiation made by Messrs. Delano, Dun
levy Si Co., who effected a aale ef the 1st
Mortgage Convertable Bonds of the Cincin
nati, Wilmington and Zaneaville Railroad
Company to several large European banking
houses at a price which must be satisfactory
to its stockholders. The financial poaition
of this Road, joined to the wealth and popu
lation of the counties through which it pas
ses, and the importrnce of the roads with
which it connects Cincinnati, entitle the
Bonds to rank among the best in our West
ern securities. The reliable subscription of
this road ia now .- $1,635,000
First Mortgage Bond 1300,000
while ita estimated cost, including a full
equipment, is only 3,600,000, leaving a
wide margin for contingencies. The grad
ing of 90 miles of the Road, from Morrow to
Lancaster, is nearly finished. The rails for
this section were purchased at the very low
est price, of which 3,500 tuns have already
arrived at New Orleans. The entire Road
will now be pushed to completion with the
From California. Our young friend, W.
E. Williams, has juat returned from Califor
nia, after an absence of over two years.
We have not yet had an opportunity of con-
versing with him; but learn that he has done
well. He enjoys good health.
Interesting Discoveries ir Persia.
A mixed commission which embraces Eng
land, Russia and Persia, is now engaged in
establishing the boundary line between
Persia and Turkey, about which there has
long been difficulties. Col. Williams, well
known to many Americans, and a man of
character and talent, ia the English com mis.
sioner, and on the authority of a scientific
American writing from Persia, the Boston
Chronicle relates the following:
In the prosecution of this work the com
missioners have come upon the remaina of
the ancient palace Shushan, mentioned in
the sacred books of Esther and Daniel, to
gether with the tomb of Daniel, the Prophet.
The locality anawers to the received tradi
tion of its posit'on.and the external evidence
arising from its correspondence wiih the des
cription of the pslace recorded in the sacred
history ,4 amounts almost to demonstration
The reader can turn to Esther, chap, i., v. 6
there he will read of a "lavement of red, and
blue, and white, and black marble in that
palace." That pavement still exists, and
as described by Col. Williams, corresponds
to the description given thus in the sacred
history. And in tbe marble columns, dilapi
dated nuns, the sculpture and the remain
ing marks of greatness and glory that are
scattered around.the commissioners read the
exact truth of the record made by the sacred
Not far from the palace stands a tomb
on it is sculptured the figuro of a man bound
hand and foot, with a huge lion in the act of
springing upon nun to devour hun. No his.
tory could speak more graphically the story
of Daniel in the Lion Den. The torn
missioners have with them an able corps of
engineers and scientific men, and most in
teresting discoveries may be expected. The
Persian arrow-heads are found upon the
palace and the tomb. Glass bottles, ele
gant as those placed upon the toi let table of
the ladies of our day, have been discovered,
with other indications of art and refinement
which bear out the statements of the Bible.
Thus, twenty-fivo hundred yeara after the
historians of Esther and Danie, made their
records, their histories are verified by the
peaceful movements of the nations of our
Legislature. Tbe Senate spent much
time in Committee of the Whole on the
School bill. It is a subject of greet impor
tance. . In the House, the entire afternoon
was spent in debating a question of con
struction of the constitution. Three
fourths of the members are necessary to sus
pend the rules. The question is, whether
this means three-fourths of the whole
H.use, or three-fourth of those who hap
pen to be present. The Speaker decided
that it required three-fourth of the entire
After much debate, the House tuntamed
the Speaker This is important, and will
prevent action, very frequently, as it will
require tho assent of 73 members. There is
often less than that number in attendance.
We do not say it is a wrong decision, but
that it will trouble the House, at times.when
they want to do some special business in ,a
Two Brothers ir Congress. E. B.
Washburn, Esq, just elected to Congress in
Illinois, ia a brother , to Israel Washburn,
recently elected in Muine. They are the
son of Israel Washburn, Esq., of Maine.
This is probably the first instance of two
brother meeting together in Congress, from
two extremes of the Union, both Whigs,
and printers by trade, and both highly es
teemed for their talents and mora) worth.
"These are my jewels," truly the father
' Delicious Sardines, such aa aro now
preserved In France and exported to this
country, are found in great excellence and
abundance in the Bay of Monterey .Califor
nia, and indeed in quiet waters all along the
coast from Panama to Oregon. ' If they had
the olive in that region, they might be pre
served and exported in as great profusion as
from r ranee. The price is now exorbitant.
Q3rA lady had presented her husband
with a little daughter during his temporary
absence in the West. The fact was an
nounced by a female friend in the following
Mr : Inereaae in family. Sarah
ana nine n. are uoing won.
By a blunder on the wires the despatch
was made to read; "Sarah and litter are do
ing well." The happy father was horrified,
not having bargained lor auch a wholesale
"increase in family." The first intimation
of the mistake wsa conveyed in the follow
ing dispatch received from the west: .
Mrs : for heaven's sake how many
has she got! Answer immediately.
The gentleman'e suspense was relieved
03TA German' waa effectually blown up
at Sandusky City in a singular way. He
put unslaked lime into a barrel, and, after
adding a quantity or water, closed the bung.
hole and shook it. - After a few moments
it exploded, tearing tha barret to piecea and
Killing the operator.
' OtTOne hundred and three shares of the
Columbus, Cleveland and. Cincinnati Rail
road were aold at auction in , New York, last
week) and brought an average of $137$ per
anare. - . ,
Fronxth Musical World.
LITTLE MAIIV'S STOUY. '
"Mart!" said the roundest of two ItitU
girls, as they nestled under a coarse cover
lid, one cold night in December, "tell me a
bout Thanksgiving-day before papa went to
beavea: I'm cold and hungry, and I can't
go lo sleep; I want something nice to
"Hush!" said the elder ehilif. d
dear mamma hear you; come nearer to me,"
and they laid their cheeka together.
i iaucy papa waa run. We lived In a
very nice house. I know there were pretty
picture on the wall: and there were nice
velvet chairs, and the carpet waa thick and
soft, like tbe green moai-patchea In tht
wood; and we had pretty cold fish on the
aide-table, and Tony, my black nurse, used
10 ieea mem. And papa! (yoa can't re
member papa, Letty,) he waa tall and
grand, like a prince, and when he (roiled he
made me think of angela. Ha bought ma
toya and sweetmeats, and carried me out to .
tha stable, and set me on Komeo'a live back,
and laughed because I wss afraid! And I
used to watch to aee him come up tha street,
and then run to the door to jump in hia arma;
be was a dear, kind papa,", said tha child, in
a faltering voice.
Don't cm," said the little one; "pleaso
tell me some more."
"Well, Thanksgiving-day we were to hap
py; we sat around such a large table wilh
ao many people aunta and unclea and cous
ins, (I can't think why they new coma to
see us now Letty,) and Betty made auch
sweet pies, and we had a big big turkey;
and papa would have me ait next to him, and
gave me the wish-bone and all the plumbs
out of his pudding; and after dinner he would
take me in bis lap, and tell me 'Red Riding
Hooay and can me 'pet,' and 'bird,' and 'fai
ry. Oh! Letty, I can't tell any more; I fe
lt I'm going to cry."
"I'm very cold," aaid Letty. "Does papa
know, up in heaven, that we are poor and
"Yea no I can't tell," aaswered Mary,
wiping away her tears; unable to reconcile
her ideaa of Heaven with ruck a thought.
"Hush! mamma will hear!" .
Mamma had "heard." Tbe coarse gar .
ment, upon w hich ahe had toiled since sun
rise, dropped from her hands, and tears
were forcing themselves, thick and fast,
through her closed eyelids. The simple re
cital iound but too sad an echo in that widow
Dear reader! a you sit at rour luxurious
Thanksgiving-table, and see no vacant
chair, or number no missing one from your
flock; as you lean itill on the dear arm
to which you trust; remember those who
with chilled limb and bleeding hearts.know
of no treasure on.earth, $ave in the church'
yard. Farht Firb.
The REruoEES in Iordob Lettkb rRoar
Kossuth By late files from England, we
get a further peep at Kossuth, and it seems
that he is "done with oratory;" Replying to
au invitation of the" Reform League,"a dem
ocratic organization in London, to address
that body, he, in the course of a long letter
"We see Ireland going over to America,
and thousands snd thousands from England
and Scotland to Australia, for the sake of a
handful of gold dust. England has never
experienced auch a dearth of political activi
ty as I see at the present.
There is one thing more which I am sure
England is prepared to do, and that ia, that
when the democracy of Europe once mora
rise to settle an inexorable domestio ac
count with the aggressors of freedom and of
right, and foreign powera once more would
dare to interfere with thia aovereign right of
every nation, tn which England is owing iia
political organization, and her Majesty tha
Queen of Great Britain and Ireland her
throne; I know, sir, that the people of Eng
land will not wait till ita government may
learn out of the journals of Vienna thatRuasia
has interfered in Hungary, or Germany, or
Italy (to France she will not come,) but the
people of England will rise like una man to
protest with alt the power of public opiniou
against such a renewed violation of interna
"This I am sure of. That ia achieved.
More I do not hope from England. It is.
therefore, I beg leave to decline the honor
of addressing your's, or any meeting in Eng
land publicly, i beg to be left under the pro
tection of your country's laws, to my noise
less but not idle, privacy; more useful, I
dare say, to the legitimate cause of European .
democracy, than any time-absorbing show-.
er of words be. Sir, 1 have done with or
atory. A a to the present state of European
democracy, I say it is best not to talk much
about it. 'There is no good fowling by
belting the drum.'
"As to our future prospects. Our cause
is right, and we have the will to have our
rights; therefore the future is ours. With
us, the democrata of Europe, put to us in one
scale all the hidden gold of Australia, and
all the comfort and luxury of your palace,
and in another irale a most laborious exist
ence in our free fatherland, we will scorn
your gold, your comfort and luxury, and take
'freedom.' Put in one acale life with every
pleaaure, -but coupled with the disgrace of
slavery; in the other scale death, hut our
country free, we will scorn life and its pleas
ures, snd will take death.
"We will triumph, therefore wesW.
"England could help us, but England does
not help us; therefore we must do by our
selves, and so may God be merciful to us."
Am Interesting Incidebt.-NoI many daya
aince we were witness to a scene which
bore . beautiful evidence of the undying na
ture of a mother's love. Ten or eleven
yeara ago, a journeyman printer, employed
in uiis omce, aieu in our village, ana waa
buried in Trinity Church Yard. His moth
er, a poor widow, lived in BsIt imore. Tha
death of ber only child leit he alone tn the
world no one remained to smooth her path
way to the grave. Aa aoon aa ahe became
able, she marked her loved son's resting
place wilh a neat marble alab, bearing a suit
able inscription. Any heart but a mother's
would have been satisfied with this; but here
yearned for companionship with him even in
death. By unweariedexertiona she succed
ed in amassing money enough to purchase
a quiet nook in Greenmouot Cemetery .where
she wished that the ashes of her son might
lay beside her own, when her lone pilgrim
age on earth might be ended.' Accordingly,'
she csme to our village, a few days since, to
disinter the remains of her son, and transport
them to the place ahe had prepared for
: This incident would be uninteresting un
der dissimilar circumstances, but in this caaa
they are fraught with peculiar interest.
This fond mother devoted the last ten yeara
of her life to such labor aa she could perform.'
with tha sole object of being near her aon ia
death. Had she been wealthy tha act would
have been of but small Interest; but for ten
weary years haa thia been the darling and
only object of berdeaire. With what pleaa
ure aha must have looked forward to thia
time! Her frame is bowed down with age,
and having satisfied the promptings of her
heart, ahe awaits the summons of death with
calmness. Marlboro (Mi.)Gaxttte.
Nobtr Carolina U. S. Senator. -It la
stated that a caucus of the democratic mem
bers of the Legislature of North Carolina,
haa nominated the Hon. James C. Dobbin,
for U. S. Senator, In the place of Hon. Wil
lie P. Mangum, whoae term explrea on the
4th of March next. - It ia supposW that the
Whigs will unite on the Hon. William A.
Graham. The Democrat! have one ma
jority on join t ballot. '