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SATURDAY, JULY' 18th, 1807.
SPECIAL NOTICE. From and after this date no lilt
seriptions for THE JVcI.'.VX utll be reetlied at a less
rate than ptr year. Those who kaie taken the
REPUBLICAN since the 111 of January, luthait not paid
for the same, will find their accounts for thai period at 1
THE PlltEXIX Office. Sl.SO Kill tettle for the year !
if paid immediately, othtrutie Vs0O Hill be charged.
The tame rule holds aocd uith those who are in arreart
for THE PIIWXIX.
Pologato County Convention.
i'he Freemen of (ho County of Windham, with
out legnrd to past political differences or divisions,
who ore opposed to the repeal of the Missouri Com
promise; to the policy or the present Administra
tion; to the extension of Slavery Into the Territo
ries; In fior of the admission of Kansas as a free
State; and of restoring the action of the Federal
Government to the principles of Washington nnd
Jefferson, are Invited to send Delegates to the Con
vention at raycttvillc, on Wednesday the 12th ilny
of August, at 10 o'clock A. M., for the purpose of
nominating candidates for Senators, Assistant Jud
ges of the County Court, State's Attorney, Sher
iff, High Bailiff, nnd Judges of Probate for the
Districts of Marlboro and Wtstmlnstcr, and the
transaction of any other business deemed necessa
ry 0. U. Post,
11. W. Dean,
J. L. Pierce,
F. M. Crosby,
July 16, 1857.
The Republican County Committee have call
ed a County Convention, to meet at Fayelte-
ville on the 12th of August, for the purpose or i
nominating county and probate officers. It u ill I
be seen by the terms of the call that the con-1
vention this year is to be a delegate convention.
This is in accordance with the following reso-'
lution adopted by the county convention last
year, to wit :
Resolved That County Conventions hereafter
be called ns Delegate Com cntions : That each town
be entitled to one delegate, and one additional del
egate for every five hundred Inhabitants, nnd one ,
fur every fraction exceeding two hundred nnd fifty;
said delegates to be elected in the several towns, j
Upon examination we find that according to
the abuvo resolution, the several towns in this
county will be entitled to send delegates as fol-1
Athens, 2; Brattleboro,9; Bronkline, 2; Dover.
2; Dummerston, 4; Grafton, 3; Guilford, 4; Hal
ifax, 3; Jamaica, 4; Londonderry, 4; Marlboro,
3; Ncwfanc, 4; Putney, 4; Rockingham, 7; Som
erset, 2; Stratton, 2; Townshend, 4; Vernon, S;
Wardsboro, 3; Westminster, 4; Whitlngham, 4; i
Wilmington, 4; Windham, 3.
It is presumed to he the duty of the Tow n '
Committees to call meetings in their respective .
towns for tho purpose of electing delegates In ,
the County Convention. Tn facilitate this dn-,
ty we publish the list of town Committees as
elected last year : I
Athens, Charles II. Willard; Brattleboro, Henry
F. Smith; Brookline, John Stebbins; Doer, Mar
tin Perry; Dummerston, Willard C. Wilkins; Graf-,
ton, John L. Ilutterficld ; Guilford, S. L. Hunt ;
Halifax, D. F. Dennison; Jamaica, A. J. Glcason;
Londonderry, Josiah Pierce; Marlboro, Lbcnezcr
Tueker; Ncwfane, Franklin Sawyer; Putney, S. W. ,
Houghton; Rockingham, J. D. Ilridgmau; Somer- ,
set, M. It. Crosby; Stratton, E. L. Grout; Towns
hend, Chas. 0. Bellamy; Vernon, Israel Johnson; ,
Wardsboro, I). A. Hammond; Westminster, A. W.
Albec ; Whitlngham, L. Brown; Wilmington, S. i
P. Flagg; Windham, X. W. Wood.
We take tho liberty of suggesting to the
Town committees tho propriety uf inserting in ;
their call for town conventions, an article di-1
reeling attention to the subject of choosing Town f
Committees for another year. Heretofore this j
husincss has been done by those present at Mass
Tho matter of delegate conventions is an ex
periment that is to be tried again. It is hoped ,
that each town will see tho importance of elect- i
ing its full quota of delegates, that tho experi- j
ment may be made successful. 1
Delegate conventions are much more con- j
venient than mass conventions. The necessity
for a large attendance during a season of tha
year when fanners are quite busy at homo, is
obviated. Tho nominations are more fairly
made at delegate conventions. Practically, the
mode of nomination will nnt diner materially
lrum that adopted at tho County Convention last
year. Then the tamo number of men from the
several towns were appointed a committee to
report nominations ; the convention timply
adopted their report. Then the committee was
appointed by those present ; now the delegates
are to he elected at home where it will be fully
known whether or not they reflect tho opinions
and wishes of their constituents. And herein
is the chief advantage. Each town w ill he en
titled to its proportionate share of influence.
It cannot he said, as we have heard it intimat
ed in times past, that one town will send men
enough to cuutrol the action nflhe convention.
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section of the county.
Vermont State Agricultural Society.
An anonymous writer in the Swantnn Jour
nal, in a review of the Report of tho Massachu
ciis Hoard of Agriculture for 1850, takes oc
casion to find fault with the Vermont State Ag
ricultural Society for nnt having published
"practical treatises on matters of general mo
ment ;" and inquires "how long will the poo
plo submit to endure this state of things wjth
any sort of complacency !"
To those acquainted with the past history of
tho Vermont State Agricultural Society, no
remaiks from us are necessary to convince them
ol the ignotanco of the writer of the article
aforesaid, or of his disposition tn misrepresent
and villify ils past course. But there aro those
who may do lea to suppose, Irom tho promi
nence given to the articlo in question by tho
Journal, that tho Society has been grossly der
ilert In its duty, and unmindful uf the objects
nf its organization. To such a few words in
explanation may seem lo bo necessary.
Tha Vermont Stato Agricultural Society
was originated in 1831 by a vnlunt iry associa
tion of several prominent agriculturist in tho
Slaio. It had no bequests, grants, gifts, loans,
nr funds of any sort. Two or three enterpris
ing men were found who would erect suitable
enclosures for the first exhibition, free of ex
pense In the Society, upon condition that they
should recoive tho fees prescribed for admis
sion,' The tamo coursn tvas pursued in 1853.
Xo premiums wore offered in either of theso
yotrs for there wore no funJn of any sort be
longing to the Society. Hut iho success of
those exhibitions promised en well that in 1353,
(he Directors ventured to offer premiums, rely
ing upon tho receipts for entries, admissions,
A'c., to reimburse them, each Director pledg
ing himself personally tn make good his pro
portion of any deficioncy that might arise from
unfavorable, weather, or from any oilier cause.
Jhiriqg this time the Society petitioned the
Legislature for tn appropriation to enable them
to offer further inducements for excellence in
(taak-growjjig, &e., hut uithoiit tnccess. In
like thinner in 1853, the operations of tho
Society were conducted the three succeeding
All this while it ririispered, but not
uch in extmt that tho DirWui" ware relieved
from personal liability in offering premiums.
At the last session nf the Legislature an act of
incorporation was obtained, and the Society i9
now tn bo regarded as one of the institutions of
Tliis position has not been achieved without
great toil and anxiety on the part of many men,
nor without encountering the open hostility of
others. It has done all tint tho resources at
ils command allowed, and quite as much as
could reasonably have been expected by any
one competent to judge in tho matter. Had
means been at its command, it would havo un
doubtedly published its transactions as lias been
done in Slates where appropriations have been
made for bucIi purposes. Delurc condemning
this neglect and ils other omissions, as "old fn
gyism," it would appear quite as Hell for the
writer to consider tho case of those whose "old
logyism" or constitutional obstinacy has ever
led them to oppose tho claims of the Society,
in tho Legislature and out of it, with an uncon
The, criticisms bestowed upon tho Legisla
ture for neglecting to support "the fanning in
terest," by withholding appropriations, is in
much better tasle and withal more just.
Republicanism not Abolitionism.
Uudei the head of "Which is Itighli" the
Monlpeller Freeman calls attention to tho posi
tions respectively occupied by that journal and
Tiik Phcenix. Its opening statement is as fnl
"The Brattleboro Phanix and the G. .1. Free
man are evidently very f ir apart In their ideas of
political matters. The Phanix, on the one hand,
is on the very farthest verge of Republicanism from
Abolitionism; while the Freeman is, ns it has al
ways been, on the next verge to that mor.land
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I puimoai issue 01 mu pari.
i After quoting portions of our article of last
week, the Freeman comments upon the posi
tions there taken in a manner thai is unfair and
disingenuous. That paper introduces an itali
cised sentence ol its own, nnd surrounds it witli
quotation marks, for the purpose of enforcing
its own view of the matter under discussion.
This interpolation is as follows:
" The volition of the Republican parly being
the tame as that of the Whig party during the
last fifteen years."
The Freeman then proceeds tn state its own
opinion that "the Republican party is many
steps in advance of (lie old Whip party, which
had an organization South as well as North ;"
and concludes by asking tho Republican jour
nals to express their views in the matter.
It is generally held that a man who inten
tionally suppresses a material portion of a state
ment, and thereby seeks to convey false impress
ions, is as guilty morally as he who tells an un
truth. That that is the case with the Freeman
wo will not aver, (or that journal publishes in
another place what we thd say upon the point
at issue. Hut it also publishes what no one to
our knowledge has said, ilalicis.es the paragraph
and suriuunds it witli quotation marks, thus
giving its readers tn understand that in that
paragraph is contained thu exact statement of
its opponent upon whicli issue is made. What
we said, in comparing the Republican and Whig
parties, last week, is tins:
"On the subject of Slavery the position now oc
cupied by the Republicans is substantially the same
as that held by the Whig party of this S'tate during
the last ten or fifteen years of its existence."
What the action nl the Whig party general
ly has been has nothing to do with the matlcr
in controversy. We confined our parallel to
the Whig party of Vermont. And in looking
to the prevailing tone of the resolutions adopt
ed at the different Stale Conventions ol" that
party, we must confess our surprise that their
general scope and tenor, on the subject of Slav
ry.is so nearly in accordance with the platform
of the Republican patty as laid down at Phila
Wo havo no desiro to sav hard things of those
politicians whoso stock in trado consists in use-
jess agitation, and who opcnlv deny their alle-
glance to the Constitution. If they wisli to
meet together to denource Slave-holders, and
to resolve to aholith Slavery in iho South we
are perfectly welcomo they should do it. llut
we shall protest against having the Republican
parly held responsible for their resolutions nr
It is the fate of all great men and enterprises
to bo annoyed, temporarily cheekeil and eruci
ficd by traitors.
Hannibdl.Xapolcon, Washington and Kossuth,
not to mention a name sacred to all Christians,
were beaten, overthrown, destroyed and betiay
cd to death by professed friends".
The gioat Democratic party lias never been
an exception to tho general rule, and just now
suffering in localities seveielv at the bands of
traitors. Our eyes is on the Stato nf Maine,
where- treason appears to be thu lulu .mil fideli
ty tho exception. Indeed, lit that State, treason
appears to have become an epidemic Men,
high in the confidence of the party, one ilav suind
in democratic conventions denouncing, in the
bitterest terms black llepiihliranifm and all its
delusions, and mo next pass over lo the same
heresies, nnd become the advocate of what their
lips were nun warm in denouncing. A lew ytars
ago A. P. Morrill deseited tho parly and" was
made Governor, and now his brutbrr Lot M.
Mnrrll! utl.r, .,t-,..l l.u ..1,1... .,,1... I.. ... .
son, ana who but a lew months since, was de
riouncing tlio treason, turns traitor and he too,
is to be made (Jovernor I Patriot,
How refreshing it is to read paragraphs like
the above from tho Palriit. "(treat cntei prises
temporarily cheeked and crucified by traitors!"
Wu think it is within the recollection of most
of our renders that the Patriot, then as now un
der the management of our friend Major East,
man, was one of tho strongest advocates of the
non-extension of Slavory. That journal went
tho length of Wilmot lor tho "proviso." So far
as the question of Slavery in concerned the Pat
riot occupied precisely tho ground covered by
tho Philadelphia platform. Who is the traitor.
and in what shape were the "thirty pirees of sil
ver" bestowed ? Wo forbear making tho appli
Influence or a Newspaper. A school
teachor who has been engaged a long time
his profession, and witnessed tho influence of
a newspaper on tho minds of a family of child
rcn, writes to the Ogdonshurg frntincl as fol
I havo found it In be tho universal fact
withuut exception, that those scholars of both
sexes and all ages who have, are
1. Better renders, excelling in pronuntialion
and consequently tcad more nnderstandingly.
2. They aro better spellers, and define words
with caso and accuracy.
3. i hey obtain a prnctical knowledge of
geography in almost half the time it require
others, as newspaper has made them familiar
with the location of the most important places
nations, their governments and doings on tho
4. They aro better grammarians, for having
become so laminar with every variety in tlio
.icwspaper, fiom Iho eommon-plaeo advertise
m.'mt In the finished classical oral Ion of states
men, they muro readily comprehend tho mean
ing of llie text, and consequently analyze Ils
construction with accuracy.
MinoLttrWRY CoiLtoE, Commencement at
this iiistitmliin occurs on Wednesday, August
12th. Tin." graduating class is 20 In number
Valodiolnry million by Stephen Knnwlton of
Master "oration uy Alonzog, ucm-
! lug, of the olaij of 185t BaccaUurette Sot
mon on the Sabbath previous by President La
baree. On Tuesday, August lllh, Address
before tho Pliilomalliesian Society by George
W. Curtis, K-q. Address before the Phila
delpliian Society by George D. Clieever, D. I).
On Wednesday, Address before thu Associated
Alumni by Edwin Hall, D. D. of Auburn The
ological Seminary, and Poem by Baxter Perry,
Esq., of Boston.
Aptiionomy CoiiiiEfTtB. Prof. Hansen of
(Jotha lias been employed by tlio Dritish gov
ernment, lor several years, in rectifying the as
tronomical tables nf the moon. I lie tables are
completed and will ho published. They aro
said to present data of very great valuo to as
tronomers. Heretofore it has been impossible
to fix the eclipsu of tho sun mentioned by Xu
nophon as having occurred nt the siege nf Lar
issa, but the corrected tables of Prof. Hansen
place the matter beyond doubt, and prove that
tho eclipso and tho surrender uf the city occur
red on t lie 10th of May, 557 years before Christ.
Kxi'LANATOiiy. The size of the paper upon
which The Pno-.s ix is printed this week, Is as much
too small ns It his been too large for the last two
weeks. Another week we shall resumeour regular
she find retain it.
We have had numerous letters from Individuals
throughout the county, complaining that they do
not receive Tim Phoenix, although the Republican
was formerly sent to theni. The Plioixtx Is sent
to all persons whose names were transferred to us
at the time of the purchase; hence if any fail of
receiving this paper who have been accustomed to
take the Republican, they may rest assured that
their names were not received.
Three or four persons havo sent back The Pna
xix, refusing to take it from the office, although
they are tn arrears. The accounts of those who
took the Republican, nnd to whom this paper is
sent, since the 1st of January, 1857, are in our
hands and all arrearages must be paid ; after whicli
the paper will be discontinued when desired.
BiurrLEiiono Mulcted At the recent term of
the Orange County Court, a case was tried and de
cided In which B. T. Blodgctt of Bradford, was
plaintiff1, nnd the town of Brattleboro defendant.
It appears that in 1 851 a writ was sent to a con
stable in this town, commanding him to attach the
goods, &c, of the defendant therein named, to a
specified amount, nnd in default thereof to take the
body. Enclosed with the writ were written direc
tions to the officer to take the body. It furthermore
appeared on trial that the officer Immediately saw
the defendant therein named nnd was assured that
he was not about to leave the place, and that if he
arrested him he would be held liable for false Im
prisonment. The officer wrote to plaintiff stating
the facts and asking for personal indemnity before
making the arrest. To this letter he received no
answer; nnd nt the end of four or five weeks, re
turned the writ. '1 he defeudint therein named
subsequently left the State, and the town was sued
for neglect of constable. It was shown that the
arrest would have done no good had it been made
as the person against whom the writ was sued out
was bankrupt. The Court held that the plaintiff
would be entitled to recover nominal damage, but
the jury returned a verdict for S'-'oO nnd costs.
t3T Lpaphroditus Hanson, formerly of Towns
hend in this county, nnd moic recently governor
of Michigan, is the pro-shncry candidate for dele
gate to Congress from Kansas. Vermont has not
raised many men of the political stamp of Riwson
and Douglas, aud those few are for export. The
air of this State is not conducive to their growth
Pleas vnt Tii.utlm.vc Those desirous of avoid
ing the noise ami dust of railroads, nnd of avail
ing themselves of a cool brcere and fresh air, can
take the morning train on the Connecticut River
Railroad, nnd arrive at Hartford in season for a
pleasant afternoon and evening sail on the Sound,
here they will receive every attention from the
gentlemanly officers csnnected with the Hartford
and New York line or Steamboats. Sec their ad-
TEACiims I.vsnuTE. Wo are requested by the
Town Superindent of Schools in Townshend, to say
that ample provision will be made to entertain all
ho shall be in .attendance upon the session of tho
Institute, to be held thereon Tuesday and Wcdnes-
lay of next week. We think every teacher in the
county will find it for his or hcrinterest to be pres
ent at, and participate in the exercises of this In
stitute. A display of some enthusiasm on the sub
ject will work on immense amount of good.
Tin: Ministerial Controversy. Wc have re
cently received another communication from Rev
I). W. C. Huntington in relation to the subject
matter of the controversy that has been carried on
In our columns. In it there is nothing new that
will ailed the merits of tho case, at least such is
our opinion. Mr II. merely insists upon the cor
rectness or some of his previous statements. As
It Is so long since anything upon the subject has
appeared in The Phcenix, as we think wc have
done about equal justice to both sides, and as the
community generally have got tired of tho subject
wc dcclino Its publication.
JJT Our readers will remember n paragraph that
appeared in our paper two months since, relative
to a rumor of tho death of Elbrldge Gerry. Wc
are happy to learn that tho rumor was without
foundation, and that Mr G. is in the successful
prosecution of his business in Iowa. Wo should
have made this correction tiro weeks since had It
not inadvertently escaped our attention.
ID The Circus, on Saturday, promises to be a
rich attraction to all who delight in witnessing
equestrian performances. The reputation of this
company Is of the first quality, and we presume it
will bo maintained.
A Pearl rooxi) in Gill The fishing for clams,
since the pearls were found In New Jersey, has ex
fended all over the country, and we hear of pearls
being found In various sections. One day last
week, a friend, while washing his feet in a brook
in Gill, on seeing some clams In it, was reminded
of wh.it he had read of the finding of pearls, nd
caught and took home a half dozen of them, nnd
upon opening ono of them found a real pearl about
the sizo of a large pea. He then wcut and gather
ed all tho clams ho could find In the brook but
found no more pearls. Greenfield Gazette.
'Hot Piping Hot!" is the exclamation on all
bauds. During the past two weeks tho weather
has been warm enough for nil practical purposes
the mercury In the thermometer ranging from 88
to degrees. During this time wo have had no
rain although to tho cast and west, as well as to
the north and south of us, showers have been fre
quent nnd abundant. The top of the ground is be
coming quite dry. Haymakers are hurrying up
their crops with alacrity, while corn Is growing
beyond all precedent. Tho Igus of the times aro
propitious for a good harvest.
The Bank Commissioner, paid his annual visit
to tho Banks In this placo on Thursday Wo un
derstand that he found these Institutions all lu a
CT We regret to learn that 0. 0. Wheelockhas
retired from the Townshend Btage Line, His place
will not be filled easily. Success to blm whenever
News, Notes, and Varieties.
The down passenger train on tho I'assutnpslo
Railroad, on Thursday, ran off the track at Barnct,
Inconsequence of tho misplacement of n switch.
Mr. David Lawrence, a brnkeman, had a leg badly
broken, nnd It li feared amputation will bo neces
sary. The train was delajcd three hou rs.
Sad AectHENT. Mr. Hiram Hastings of Wol-
cott wns killed on Thursday of last week, while at
woik making a mill-dam In that town. He was
engaged with others In raising tho top log to Its
place on the dam, when by some means It got tho
advantago of thcin, rolling over and crushing Mr.
II., in such a manner that he died In twenty-four
hours. Two others who were with him were some
what bruised but not seriously Injured.
II. K, B. Slowe, son of Harriet Beccher Stone
nnd n student In Dartmouth College, was drowned
in tho Connecticut River, opposite Hanover, whllo
bathing, on Thursday last. His body was recov
ered. Mrs. Stowe has just returned from Lurope,
nnd this accident will be sad news to her.
B. h. Farrar of Burlington, and his brother, S.
Farrar, wcro among the drowned in the castastro
phe that happened to the Itlfatcd steamer Montreal,
They had a considerable amount of money on their
persons, but none wns found about their bodies
when delivered to their brother.
The Passumpslc Rail Road Company finished
laying the track as far as to the Lyndon Depot on
the 7th. It was expected the Fourth, but they had
not time to complete it.
In the Orleans County Court, last week, Nathan
iel II. Stills was tried on charge of an attempt to
murder Charles L. Fairbrotber of Albany. The
State lclied principally on the testimony of George
Sulhain, nn accomplice. The attempt wns made
by putting strychnine into gin and prevailing upon
Fuirbrother to drink the compound. Fairbrotber
however survived the effects of the dose although
he was quite sick. The jury found the respondent
A Republican County Convcntinn was held at
Rutland on the 2nd Inst., and the following nomi.
nations made: Senators Wm. M. Field, John L
Mursh, C. M. Willard; Judges Barxillal Davcm
port, Barnes Frisbec ; States Attorney A. A.
Nicholson ; Sheriff Jacob Kdgerlon ; Judges of
Probate Almon Warner, Falrhavcn District, liar
icy Button Rutland District.
Rev. R. W. Griswold will not probably accora.
plish any more literary labor, lie Is quite ill. A
few days since he attempted to visit his parents, re
siding in Vermont, who are now both over eighty
jcars of age; but he was taken back to New York,
which he will probably never leave alive.
About the hardest case ever heard of was aur
dercr named Stone, executed many jcars since in
Filter. N.H. Just before the rope was placed
around his neck, he requested the sheriff to eivo t
him a mug of ale. The request being promptly ac
ceded to, he took the mug and commenced blowing
the fioth form the ale. "What are you doing that
for!" nervously asked the sheriff. "Because,"
returned the perfect wretch, "I don't think froth
The Virmont Standard reports that while the
cadets of Norwich University were celebrating the
Fourth at Woodstock, the University building was
, , it, . t .
entered, and fifteen rooms occupied by ttudents j
were broken open and their trunks robbed of all cuij-la IV woodwork. '
the money and jewelry they contained. .Most of. Dr. Gray ud his avsistants were cool and cn
the articles were subsequently fijiind in the attic, j ergetie in the emergency. The v hope to pro
The ndmini.traticnlstriuraphantovcr Secession !x i,lu ,f,T ,,ie pa,,:".,f' " Au.m wa"
nnd Nullification. Governor Wie supports the
Kansas policy of Governor Walker." H ash- .
inglon Correspondence of the .. V. Timet.
ll is fortunate that Buchanan ban so strong nn
arm to lean uprn ; and it is equally fortunate that
the Union is safe, albeit wc look to Wmi; for its,,!,,,,!, pi,,, 1r nfil... In,;i,i'mr, n,.i,;..l tl,..
The following dispatch from Washington is sup
posed to indicate the foreigr policy of the United
States during the present administration:
The Cabinet and President approves of the firm
and decided measures suggested by Gen. Cass, to
be adopted In reference to all our foreign relations.
The piotection of our citizens nnd property in
mieign countries is to Le greatly ennrgcu, ana a
more summary course pursued than was adopted
by other Administrations to obtain redress; as i
was i lie case in regim lo tne injuries nnu insults
of fep.un to our citizens ami American nag.
The insecurity of California land titles is such
as to seriously affect the settlement of that State.
It Is said that nine-tenths of all the arable land is
claimed under Mexican titles, many of which are
spurious and have been so proved, while many
more are believed to bo also forgeries, though not
so considered by the legal arbiters. These land
troubles have been in some measure diminished
by the action of the courts, but they will probably
continue for years yet.
Comptroller Flagg has decided to pay all those
of the mayor's police who were in service when the
municipal law took effect, and were not formally
removed by the new commissioners for disobedience
to orders. This excludes such as the mayor ap
pointed after the law took effect, nnd such as onco
laughed when they were served with notices of ad
missal from the "Albany black republican com
missioners." The extensivo nnd once renowned estate of chan
cellor Livingston, on the Hudson river opposite
Catskill, has been sold to four wealthy maiden sis
ters, named Clarkson, for S61 260, and the dila
pidated condition of the houso and lands, owing
to tho shlftlessness of the chancellor's descendants,
will require a heavy outlay of money before the
place can be brought back to anythiug like Its
The Coroner's jury, nt Boston, has returned a
verdict in the case of the men killed on tho com
mon, last Saturday evening week, that the South
Boston iron company are culpable for allowing
such an imperfectly cast mortar to leave their
woiks, nnd that Ilovey k Co. ore to blame for
"Kliza, my child," said a very prudish old maid
to her pretty niece, who wojld curl her hair In
beautiful ringlets, "if tho Creator had Intended
your hair to be curled, ho would havo done It him
self." "So he did nunty, when I was ababy, but
he thinks I am big enough now to curl it myself."
Only those who have suffered nil tho miseries of
Dyspepsia In its various forms, can appreciate the
value of a medicine that will r wre this disease. To
all who would find a remedy wc say, try the- Oxy
Col Forney's new paper Is to advocote the claims
of Cobb of Georgia to tho presidency, as against
Douglas, who is already strongly pushed forward
by the most ruffianly of the democratic presses.
The profits of the congicssionnl printing for the
last two sessions aro estimated at four hundred
Prof. Mltchcl of the North Carolina university
has perished on the Black mountains, which he was
engaged In exploring. He left tho Mountain House
to cross over to Cancy river, and not arriving there,
a search was made, when his body was found in
Cat-tall fork, tho professor having probably lost
bis foothold and fallen down n precipice of forty
Ldward Stanly, formerly a whig member of Con
gross from North Carolina but of Into years a re
publican lawyer In California and the candidate of
that party for the U. 8. senatorshlp, last winter,
has determined to retire from the bar and enter the
The post offioo department has taken Its mall
oontraot fiom the Ogdensburg railroad, and given
It to a sttg oompiny 1! to save expcnit, not-
withstanding the malls are delayed a day and a
half thereby. The Ogdcnsburg people feel justly
Indignant, and the Boston Merchants who have no
Inconsiderable western trade nt that pott, join in
Col. William Schouler, late of the Botoii Atlas,
and more recently of the Cincinnati Onzctlc, has
been "chielcd" out of 2,200 by ncoundrcl from
Shrewsbury, Mass., who went to Cincinnati, per
suaded Col, Schouler that ho had means, and In
duced him to sell out his shore of tho Gaictte pre
paratory to enteilng Into n partnership with him
In the sale or Kastcrn manufacture!. He then
borrowed 2,200 on the plea that ho would need
it nt Baltimore and Philadelphia; came on Bast;
paid his debts with notes in tho name of Schouler,
Baldwin & Co., a firm that never existed, nnd It
was not until tho notes wcro protested nt Cincinna
ti that Col. Schouler was nware of the extent of tho
fraud. Baldwin is now In jail at Worcester.
The constitutional convention assembled at St,
Paul on Monday, the 1.1th, but the St. Petcrs'peo-
pte, confident that by the law of the last legislature
their own city was constituted the legal capital,
had applied to Judge Nelson for a mandamus to
compel the territorial officers nnd the convention
to remove to that place. Tho convention consists
of 511 republicans and 43 democrats, but there arc
half a doien contested elections to be settled before
the true complexion of the body can be determin
ed. Mr. Gere, the newly appointed U. S. mar
shal, will take n census of the territory os soon as
the convention accepts the enabling act, nnd it is
believed that the population will be sufficient to
ensure two representatives In Congress at once.
Fire at tho State lunatic Asylum of Utica,
11 ica. N. Y , Tuesday, July 14.
At8o'el(ck tins morning flames were seen
burning Irom the cupola of the New York Slate
Lunatic Aj lum in tbi" City. Soon they ascend
ed in a I'rnnJ column and then burned do vn
ward, spreading towards the wings on the West,
lly barricading the passages with lumber cover
ed with blaiikutsthe fne w.ischeckid. 'J he same
effort wns not so successful on the Kast, and that
wing wa badly damaged. The water provided
upon the premises was easily turned upon the
fire, but the fire raged with sueli violence at the
summit of tho building that the water had but
little effect, nnd the supply was soon exhausted.
The Cue deii.iiinienl were ntiicklv on the ground
but the lai k of water in the v i( initv de'aved their
ellotts. Lines w. re formed to the tanal to ob
tain water, but the gre.v distance and the eleva
tion nflhe Asv lum nliovethc canal made the sup
ply insulfii ient to che.k the flair cs. They rag
ed for 4 hours, and comple'i ly burned nut the
main building to the very cellar, damaging much
the cast wing and Miinewhat injuring tho west
wing. The rear wings are uninjuied.
Fire companies fnun Rome, New York Mill.
t ...i.. tv.ii- .. i ir ..i i i i
I x.iiliu i .iio un i i lei kiiiht, (iiine ami lentiere'i
efficient aid. Five hundred patients weie in the
Asylum at the time. They were lemoved to
the rear wing", and a considerable number of
them were taken, ns the firo piogres-ed, into a
grnvo in the rear . f the buildings. The Citizens
Corps were station! d as guards aronnd them,
and the Sevmour Artillery, the Union (iiiards,
the Funnel Guaids, the Johnson Guards, the
Palmer Artillery and the fleiman llitlcs were
called out to guard the properly ri moved, and
to prevent the escape of patients tn the excite
ment. The origin of the fire is not explained,
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10 ,n ","n S-'"."UU- IT. I-, t. Jtoso was se
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patients was little damaged, and none of the pa
tients were injured. No additional accommoda
tions will be required for them immediately, nnd
one of the attending plivsicians says they w ill be
alias cninlui table l to-morrow night as they
wcro before the fire.' 'I hat part of the front of
tho Asv lum which was immediately behind the
colonnade, and which was occupied by the resi
dent phvs.ici.iris, and contained the chapel, din
ing rooms, was destroyed by the fire.
Pllliosnriiv in ContT. We observe that a
prize is oll'ered this vear by Harvard College of
21)0 tu any pupil who shall be decided by tho
corporation to have attained the greatest skill in
mathematics. The person who oilers the prize,
which is onlv proposed for this vear, is Uriah A.
Ilovdeti, a tin! engineer of HoMnn.
J Ins gentleman was concerned in n suit last
ear. brnuoht bv him in the siinrmie. court of
-Massachusetts, against Die .Mlautie cotton mills
I Lawrence, which was of a very interesting
haracler, but has never, so far asweareaware,
nine before the public Mr. Bin den had agreed
lo make a turbine water-wheel tor the Atlantic
mills, whicli should saw, or "utilize," its it is
termed, seventy-six per cent of tho water power j
if ho succeeded in saving that percentage, he
was lo havu S2.000, if not, he was to have noth
ing ; and for every one per cent above that lie
was to receive S350. Mr. llojden wentto work
and produced a wheel which saved.asheatlirm
ed, nindisiz per cent, 'Iho labor involved in
this result mav be imagined from tho fact that
Mr. Hoyden spent more than $5,000 in the
tnero mathematical calculations. The company
had provided no sufficient means of testing the
question practically, nnd as tho pur centage
ciaimen uy air tsoyucn was altogether unprece
dented, tliev contested tn i claim.
The case went inlo court. No turv on the
globe could comprehend the question, and the
learned bench al-o found itself entirely at fault.
1 lie caso was Becomingly relerred to three well
cnosen parties: .luctge Joel 1'arker of Lam.
bridge. Prof. Hcnj.iniin Pierce, the matheinali
cian.and James It. Francis of Lowell, the ajent
ol the united companies of Lowell in tho man
agement nl the common water power. Prof.
l'.irker lurnished tho law, Mr. trancistho nrac
tical acquaintance with tho hy Iraulics, and Prof.
fierce the mathematical knowledge. That
learned Kcnmuter bad lo dive deep and study
mug oeinro nie prouiem wns seined, nut set.
tied it was, at last, and in Mr. Hoyden's favor,
to whom the referees swarded the sum of eigh.
teen thousand seven hundred dollars. Mr. liov.
den had previously constructed turbine wheels
tnat utilized respectively tho extraordinary
amounts of eighty-nino and ninetv nereent: the
lat wheel, utilizing ninety-six per cent, exceeds
nnj ining oi ine Kinii inai was ever made. The
wheel is one hundred and tour and three quar
ter inches in diameter. Acre 1'oifc 'o(.
Value or Hcri' r.u ion. Some men hav
a reputation that fixes correctly, in the oninion
oi an who Know mem, too true value in their state
inenis. I no ueaenn answered wisely when a
neighbor asked him why ho did not contradict the
slanders of one of his malicious neighbors.
Don t everybody know mu ?" taid tho deacon
"and don't everybody know him 1 Whv. thev
would suspect lint lie had told tho truth for once,
if I should think it worth while to contradict
him." The de icon's theory has a wide applica
tion. Wo think ol it sometimes, when asked vv hy
wo do not deny all tho miserablo falsehoods, sot
ntloat by n coriupt parliznn press. It is not nec
essary, unit it would uo useless. Uno kmve can
invent moiu falsehoods than ten honest men can
follow up nnd expose, In tho knovvlellgo of this
lact lie nil the tactics ot somo politicians, and
thoy uceount themselves very sagacious.
A Sionikicant Fact When a man spends
ins iiiiiu in u.iimii uuu iiiiitnctui eiucrpnsci auu
ins money in gelling an tnu siock lie can ot an
other, no one can doubt !. opinion of Iho two,
It may bo for his interest in somo respects to
keep on giving his advocacy where ho refuses to
give his check, but hid treasure shows where
his heait is (commercially, at least,) after till.
in tins way some ot tne leadings slavery pro-
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paaieiisii. arts giviuir 1110 uiusv uisiinci ana em
nhatio tesiimony lo tho suderior claims of free
dom Thus Mr. Douglas owns slaves, nnd has
had a chance to learn the advantages of the in
ititution. But when he wants to make an in
vestment of SlCo.000 as he .lid a short time !
since, hu lets slaves nnd plan'alions alone, nnd
.!,. tl.n fro ritv nf Chie.i. Thus nUn ,.1,n
seeks tho free city of Chicago. Thus also, when
the agent of Hon. Mr. Slidell o Louinna in
forms him that Iin can buy lands in Jlis-nuri of
equal fertility with those in Illinois Cur about
oiie-lbutlli the price of the latter, and ndi
es their purchase, Mr. Slidell ilieriniinalei
between the institutions nf tho two Slates by to
tilying, "lluy in Illin.iis." Thus, Mr. Toombs
leaves the Slate of (Jeorgia, which has been
called the New England of tho South, to buy
lands in Minnesota and Wisconsin ; ii o Presi-
.lent lircekendrige goes fnini Kentucky to maku
v iscuosiii , ii-u I irsi-
money out nl lot in Superior City; ami Col.
Orr turns his hack upon tl,u .hivalric soil of
South Carolina to invest his spare cash in Iowa
and Nebra.ita. ,
Tho whole drift of nve.tmonta is northward.
excepting what we fee ilire.ted towards Mi
souii and Virginia through the hope nf the ul
timate extinction nf slavery In these States.
TIiim do ilm apparent champions of slavery !o
feit their piwt in the must significant nuniier
that private conduct will nllow. They look to
ward slavery with a fixed smile nfapptobation,
but steadily row their worldly goods towards
freedom. We sav the apparent champions ol
slavery, bceau-e tiiese men show that they are
full v rrejnizant of the deficiencies of the institu
tion. Hut lli'y make polnienl capital out of
their position in oilier worils. they put their
polities and their purses in wht they consider
the heft market for each. Hut onlv let their
followers and admirers understand the art of
personal advantage as well as they do, anil the
days of slavery will bo numbered these very
champions will he, then, the ino-l zialous in the
work of extinction. Ilo'lnn Journal,
Military Proceedings Atrainst the Mor
mons. Wasiiinoton, Satuiday, July 11, 1857.
The Administration are, at length, alive to
the necessity of crushing out tho Mormons, as a
el of vlliers. while it is vet uilhin their nnwnr.
They are sensible that the temporizing policy of
tin; fate Administration had the effect to give
commence lo iirigliam lining and his lollnn-ers.
and encourage tlicm to tiersist in a treasonable '
conrse towards tho United S ctes.
The military arrangememenLs have been made I
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wiiii preai shin, aim wmi a view ro aciuai ser-I
vice, and to ample supplies for a Winter cam
paign The veteran Lieuienaiit-Gcneral Scott,
and Qiiartcrtnaster-Gencral Jesup, superintend
ed ibeso arrangements.
There is now no doubt that processes against
Urigham Young nnd others for treason and fel
ony will be issued, and that they will be tried.
The question between United States law and
Mormon occupation will be settled, whether with
or without force.
There is no doubt that the Congress commit
ted a gross error when they constituted for Utah
a Territorial Government. They had every
reason to doubt the expediency ol'peimitting a
body of foreign fanatics to form a Government
in the centie nf the Continent, and on the route
between the Mississippi and the Pacific.
The Mormons, when they were expelled from
Nauvoo and plunged into the wilderness, inten
ded to set up a separate and independent Gov
ernment and claim the countrv ns their own.
Mr. Vintnn, of Ohio, opposed the Territorial
bill on this ground, and proposed the same course ! stable, and gives the following description :
whicli Senator Douglas in his late speech at 1 "He has three thorough-bred horses, with
Springfield has snggestrd. Mr. Vinton wished j form, hair, and muscles of the classic mould, that
them to subject the ir habitants of Utah to the ' fills the eje of the admirers of pure blouded an
laws which regulate the unorganized Territory imals. His stock horse is fit, years old, and ran
of the United Stales. I last year a four mile race in "Mai) land, making
Kvcry man in L'tab is a squatter, and is not i the best time ever nude by one so voung in that
entitled to preemption. ! State, except one. He has a beautiful gray
There is mi preemption Law which can apply , mare, of the celebrated Gray Eagle slock, hav
to Utah, so as to enable the inhabitants to lake , ing the appearance of possessing great power of
up for preemption, lands, prior to their being 1 endurance. Hut, eclipsing all in gamey looks, is
surveyed, once offered for sale or entry. The j a little black mare, rangy looking, as spry as a
mailer is finallv to be settled bv the rcneal of i fox, and tough as leather, full of muscle and
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i ernioriai vci, or ov attaching me wnoie
Territory, in four separate parc els, to the conti
guous states and Te-ritories, which can be done
under n p'ovision of the act itself.
In viw of the dillicullies that are likely lo
ari-e. the Government has wisely transferred
Col. Jack Hays, the celebrated Indinn fighter,
from fli e Survevor.Generalsliip of California to
that of Utah.
Hay Makino It has been definitely settled
that the great object to be sought is the preser
vation of hay in a condition mot nearly resem
bling tho gras m a perfect state. In order to
accomplish this end, grass should be cut when it
contains the greatest amount of gluten, sugar
and surli other matters as are soluble in water.
When tho plant has formed its seed, this stage
lias passed and woody fibre predominates this
being insoblile cannot assimilate itself to the re
quirements of the animal stomach. When gra-s
is in full flower, but befo.e the seed lias formed,
It contains the greatest amount of saccharine
matter ; this speedily diminishes as it ripens,
which, together with the decay of the leaves,
causes a hiss in ils nutritive properties. Quite a
number of grasses are exceptions to this rule
some containing the most nutriment when fullv
ripe but as a general principle, fur the benefit
of both hay and the land upon which it is srown,
we would advise the cutting at full flower.
The process of cutting should, if possible, be
perfected in the cock. Hay thus madu retains
tnoio of the color nnJ juices of the grass than
when thinly spread over the field exjiosed to the
rays of the burning tun. Jt should, if spread, be
gathered into windrows or "foot cocks" at night
dew falling upon it when thus scattered results
in more or less injury. The chief point aficr
cutting is to preserve it fiom dew and rain, as
these soon wash away the soluble salts, and its
keeping qualities ate thereby affected, fur hay
thus deteriorated ferments very readily when
stacked. If the weather is unfavorable the less
hay is shook about the better. It will prcsarve
its nurtritive properties for a ronsicerabie period
of time if left undisturbed, but when submitted
to repeated dryings and wettings it is soon utter
ly ruined. Rural AVir Yorker, June 2"th.
Startling Nkwb Fnoji Ttin Plains.
Tho St. Joseph Journal of the 2d inst., contains
the following :
"Capt. Dixon came down on the U. S. steam
er Mink yesterday morning, and reported the
loss of many of our soldiers in a conflict with a
very large body of tho Cheyennes and Arrapa
hoes, 200 miles west of Port Kearney.
" I ho messenger who brought the news reach
ed St. Mary's on last Saturday. His name is
Vellaindeer, an old French trader, whose state
ments aro perfectly reliable. He stated to Capl.
Dixon, Col. Sarpy, and others, that eleven days
bef'oro he had lcfl Col Sumner, who told him
that he had sent one bundled soldiers and fifty
teamsters a little in advance of his main body,
when they were attacked hy a laigo body of
Cheyennes and Arrapahoes, and all were flam ;
that ho intended tn proceed directly in pursuit
of the enemy, nnd would not pause until lie had
revenged tho loss of his compatriots, and punish
ed ihesavaee hordes who had butchered them."
The Pacific City (Iowa) Enterprise, of July
2d, adds the folio wing in confirmation :
"A trader has just arrived here from tho
mountains, bringing tho startling and harrowing
intelligence that an enlir.i detachment of United
States troops (cavalry,) consisting of one hun
died privates, two officers and thirty teamsters,
en routo for Salt Lake, had been attacked by
the Cheyeiino lundiinsat Ash Hollow and eve
ry man ot them slaughtered ! Ho gives no lur
tlicr particulars, nor is he able to givo ua the
names of tho officers or men.
"P. S Since the nbovo was written, a train
of emigrants from Salt Lake has arrived. They
corroborate tho distressing intelligence- brought
by the trader above referred lo, but are unable
to furnish us witli anv additional paiticulars.
We shall look with much anxiety for tho details
of this horrible massacre.
Desi-kiiath Suicidal Attkmit. In South
Canton, yesterday, a Mr. Nutting, whilo laboring
uniier temporary cierangemeiu, attempted suicide
bv hanging. Ilis suspended body was discover.
ed by a woman, who immediately cut the rope,
when the man started off on the run for a pond,
into which he threw himself ; but the drowning
attempt was frustrated. Ho then mado a sec
ond eirbrt to hang himself, nnd his desperate de
termination to "shnftlu off this mortal coil" was
only checked by the presence of a Sheriff, who
fastened upon bis wrists a pair of handculTa.
BosUm Herald, July Vth.
A Silver Stato.
't. have been tiassincr through tl.n
ol( wi,ici, ouohl, accol(ling l0 ln0 natural
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"or of things, to havo followed and not preceded
the era of silver. Hut the day of the pale facj
among Ihn precious mclals is about to dawn.
Our El Dorado has become an old affair, nn,
now we are about to receive an Argentine sister
into our Republic. The (iohl Stale is likely to
have as a companion a Silver fct.ilc. The pro
jected Territory of Arizona is ruporlcd to be m
richly eiido'ved with silver mines ns California
U with colli diggings. 'Ilm (I'.uLdnn T'nii,...,.
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1 u" ,r.LT" ",n 'IT'"" '"""Id prove
" n -r -e a,"m'"
our territory ns Cab ornia. IIks AWh, on her
h' t,asmf!?' l'"u,r'i "" l'r freight .,e,al
packages of silver from that supposed desert,
" "" ric ..
Those ores weio from the veirs latelv onennl
and occupied by the Sonora Exploring ami Min
ing Company, and were forwarded by the man
ager of the C imp.iny from Tubic, Gadsden Pur
ihasc, to the ufKce of the Company in Cincinna
ti. The late discoveries of silver in tho Gadsden
Purchase, it is said, are attracting much atten
tion in California. Soino of the mines are rep
resented as very rich in silver, and the proprie.
toisare only waiting fur Government to protect
the iiihabitants of the Purchase Irom the depre
dations of the Indians tn enter extensively upon
mining operations. The Gila Hiver topper
mines ate about being worked by a company
formed in San Francisco, and there is everv
probability that a region of country which has
heretofore been regarded as utterly valueless,
will prove one of our most productive mineral
possessions. A". 1'. Timet.
WrsTKiiNisvi. Yankeeisms, in the use and
pronouncialionof language, have long furnished
the woihl with amusement. We have laughed at
the presentations made of our peculiarities with
in'erse satisfaction, and now our H'estern friends
must forgive us, if we present some of their pe
culiarities of speech, lor the amusement of tbe
"used up" Yankees.
vv e occasionally, in conversation, find ourself
:0"P';-''ly af lauli, atxJ .is the dictionaries are
entirely behind estern times, we have no
CD"-'e but.10 ask explanations, and get laughed
nt fur ntir n,iinr.,rii-.. V.l.,.wl..- -..(. It.. -
. - --v, w.u.iuy anaiuiy in a
random answer, or remain imnoliielv silent.
The butchers will sell us lard, but add that
they do not "render it." When I first heard a
Western neighbor propose lo "pail her eo, I
was full of sympathy for the poor brute, expect
ing to see the pail applied as milking sioolisome
times ate, in the bands ol angry milkers. But
the oddest combination of words, and a very
common one among the people of south-western
localities, we first beared used by an Indian
neighbor, an old school teacher, and a good
scholar among books. Hn lefta package at our
cabin, saying. "I done bid come this way after
a bit and will take it away." Mrs. C. 1. H.
Xichvlt, in the Quindaro Chiniloican.
When President Pierce returned from Wash
ington, it was stated that he took to Xew Hamp
shire some thurongh-bred horses, with the in
tention of raising stock. A correspondent of
the Manchester Mtrror has visited Mr. Pierce's
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i "uu ui e, u uk.u l usnscni in uur paunv ciays,
and a will to win or .lie. I his is the blood wa
need most in Xew England, to mioglo with the
Morgan and Messenger breeds, lo give endur
ance, beauty, and life."
Mu Douglas's Lwkuality. Mr. Doug
las and his friends, having shown a disposition
i tu make political capital out of his gill of a lot
1 of land for the university of Chicago, the Chi
cago Tribune remains the public that the gift
was really a nice little speculation on .Mr. Doug
las's part. The little giant ou ned, three or lour
miles out of the city, a large lot of unproductive
land, not likely to become valuable wilhin the
present cen'ury at leat. He gave a small por
tion of it to the trustees of tho university, on
condition that they should makecertain specified
costly improvements within a given tune. The
gift was accepted on this condition, and Mr.
Douglas has already realized some $20,000 in
the increased value of his remaining land. It
was a shrewd operaiion.anda fair business tran
saction, and for his sagacity in the affair Mr.
Douglas certainly deserves credit. If anybody
chooses to believe, in addition to this, that he
was also moved by his great regard for religion
and thellaptists there is not tho slightest objec
tion to that but it does not follow that Mr.
Douglas is either an honest or a salts politician.
The Niagara steam frigate will carry 500
miles of the tians-Atlantic cable, to effect which,
however, saj s a London correspondent of the
Pennsijtcansa Inquirer, six cabins, a portion of
t tie steerage, and a portion ot the engineers de
partment, tbe bulkheads of which have been ta
ken down, have been thrown into tlio aiea re
quired. There is a circle in the ward-room, oc
cupying two-thirds of it at least, which has been
enclosed and planked almost to the beams.
There is a flooring also on tbe deck, and this
will be covered with sheet lead, and will belaid
with about 400 miles of cable. Tho stanchions
under the beams are secured by iron trusses;
the fore-hold is also undergoing the like altera
tion, and one of tho coal bunkers in the fore
hold has been knocked away to give addiiional
room, temporary hunkers having been made,
one on each side of the main deck. A guard is
being made to cover the propeller and protect it
from fouling or being fouled by the cable.
The Last Resourcr. Father, (expostula
ting with his son ) "James, I am grieved beyond
expression lo seo tho cn.el way in which jou
have been going on lately. I have tried vou at
everything, and you have failed at everything.
I put you in a merchant's office, and ou were
ignominiously 6ent about your business, I
bought you a commission in tho army, and you
were very quickly recommended to sell out. In
despair, I started you as a coil and wine mer
chant, and general commission agent, but vou
didn't clear sufficient to pay for your boots and
shoes. At last I got you a lucrative post in a
Mutual Philanthropic Loan Office, but even they
wouldn't have anything to do with yov. Iin
painfully clear, to my mind, James, that )OU are
not fit for anvthing. Under these circumstan
ces, there is "but one thing left no.v ;ii'f get
you a situation under Government!" Punch.
Nathaniel Green, n colored physician, died in
New Yoik on Thursday, from concussion of the
brain, produced by a fall down a flight of stnirt.
The deceased niUVred much from rheumatism,
and while walking about with crutches, met with
tho accident. He was 05 years of age, was born
n slave in Baltimore, and served as a seaman in
the U. S. Navy during tho war of 1812. ThU
entitled him to his froedom, but he was kept in
slavery until freed by a verdict of a jury. Be
ing desiious of having his wife and children
freed, he went to Now Oilean and labored un
til ho had raved $3,000, with which he effected
their release from bondage. Ilis four sons aro
now living in Liberia and doing well, lie stud
ied medicine in New Vork city, and has practi1
ed with considerable success among his colored
The St. Nicholas Hotel Proprietors. hnvinj
purchased the property adjoining their immensM
establishment, hare now possession of the Mo' k
through to Mercer Street, by which they will bo
able to add n hundred more single rooms to tin" r
accommodations. We notice by their card m
number column that they hive not advanced th
price of board, but that it still reininu at tho
former rates 82,a0 per diem. Ah'rror