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Ell wood Pliber A Edwin Dc Leon.
DAILY, fto oe
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Sd and streets.
Vol. 9. Washington, Friday, October IS, 1850. No. 6.
<fe.9nn REWARD?On the night of the
tJp^VV/ |Oth of September, 1850, my brother
Col. John Jones of Pittsylvania county, Virginia,
was very badly wounded by Dr. John M. Clopton,
of Henry county, Virginia. Col. Jones had
called to spend the night with Mr. Bryant W.
Nowlin, who lives near Leatherwood Post Office,
Henry. About dark Dr. Clonton rode to the gate
ana requested an interview with Uol. Jones, wno
immediately started out to see hiin, and when he
had arrived within about ten steps of the gate,
Ciopton inquired if that was Col. Jones, and being
informed it was, discharged a gun at him heavily
loaded with bullets ami shot, which took effect
in the left leg, breaking the thigh bone and
otherwise seriously injuring the limb. 1 will pay
the above reward of two hundred dollars, for the
apprehension and delivery of said Ciopton to the
proper authorities of Henry county, to be dealt
with, pursuant to law, where warrants have been
issued for his apprehension. Dr. Ciopton is about
45 years old, about six feet high, has blue eyes,
very gray for his age; he is singular in his manners
and dress, at limes quite polite, converses
well and weighs about 160 or 170 pounds.
Oct. 6, 1850.
Washington without one of Parker's wonderul
Razor Strops and a Swiss Razor; his Badgerhair
Shaving Brush and Walnut Oil Shaving
Soap. A new assortment of all the above opened
this day. PARKER'S Perfumery and
Fancy Store, Penn. av. near National Hotel.
Library or Congress, Oct. 7, 1850.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Library
of Congress will be closed on Tuesday,
the 15th instant, and will not again be opened until
Thursday, the 14th day of November.
_ ^ . JOHN W. MEHAN, Librarian.
i^ov. o, eou^w
VA.?The thirteenth Annual Course of
Lectures will commence on Monday, the 14lh of
October, 1850, and continue until the 1st of the
ensuing March. Thecommencment for conferring
degrees will be held about the middle of March.
it. L. Bohannan, M. D., Prof, of Obstetrics
and Diseases of Women and Children.
L. W. Chamberlayne, M. D., Prof, of Materia
Medica and Therapeutics.
S. Maupin, M. D., Prof, of Chemistry and
Chas. Bell Gibson, M. D., Prof, of Surgery
and Surgical Anatomy.
Cartter P. Johnson, M. D., Prof, of Anatomy
and Physiology.
David H. Tucker, M. D. Prof, of Theory and
ractice of Medicine.
Arthur E. Peticolas, M. D., Demonstrator
of Anatomy.
The study of practical Anntomy may be prosecuted
with the most ample facilities, and at very
trifling expense.
Clinical Lectures are regularly given at the College
Infirmary and Richmond Almshouse. The
Infirmary, under the same roof with the College
and subject to the entire control of the Faculty, is
at all limes well filled with medical and surgical
cases, and furnishes peculiar facilities for clinical
instruction. Many surgical operations are performed
in presence of the class; and the students
being freely admittsd to the wards, enjoy, under
the guidance of the Professors, unusual opportunities
for becoming familiar with the symptoms,
diagnosis, and treatment of disease.
Expenses?Matriculation fee, $5. Professors'
fees, $105, Demonstrator's fee, $10. Graduation
fee, $25.
The price of board, including foel, lights, and
servants' attendance, is usually $3 to $3j per
The catalogue, &c., containing fuller information
concerning the institution, will be forwarded
to those applying for it, or specific inquiries will
be answeree by letter. Address,
Oct. 2 Dean of the Faculty.
- ? 11 r- o._,? AA.il kin Pnmnn n \r
T l?l?l UIIllCU UMXICO man K/kcaiuain^
JL will despatch the splendid double-engine
steamship GEORGIA, on Friday, October 11th.
st 3 o'clock, p. m., from the pier, foot of Warren
street, North river, New York, with the Government
mails and passengers for San Francisco
snd intermediate ports.
The connexion at Panama will be carefully
kept up, and passengers for San Francisco are
guaranteed that they will not be delayed at Panama
beyond the usual stay in port.
The books are now open, and passage can be
secured at the following rales :
State-room berth ------- $ 100
Standee berth, forward salooon - - - 80
Steerage berth, found bed & separate table 50
State-room berth ------- $300
Steerage berth, found bed & separate table 150
State-room. Standee. Steerage
To Charleston or Savannah $25 $20 $10
To Havana ----- 70 55 25
To New Orleans - - - 75 60 25
Freight to New Orleans 25 cents per cubic foot.
Freight to Havana will be taken in limited
quantity at reasonable rates.
Consignees to receive their goods at ship's
tackle immediately after her arrival at Havana.
To secure freight or passage, apply at the office
if the company, 77 West street, corner of Warren
steet, to M. O. ROBERTS.
Special Notice is given to shippers by this
line, that the company have prepared a form of
bill of lading adapted to their business, which will
tie furnished to shippers on application at the
:ompany's office, and with which they are requested
to provide themselves, as no other form
will be signed by the agents of the company. All
.tills of lading must be signed before the sailing of
October 4, 1850.
\ I 7 ILLIAM TUCKER, Merchant Tailor"
W (of the late firm of Lane & Tucker,) would
?I1 the attention of his friends and the public generally
to his stock of Goods now opening, which
lias been selected by himself from the largest importing
houses in New York, and by far thegreatest
variety and richest styles 1 ever offered in this
iity. Strangers are respectfully and earnestly solicited
to give me a call and examine my stock before
purchasing, as 1 am confident it will be to
their advantage.
And I would especially call the attention of officers,
both of the army and the navy, to the fact
thai 1 am prepared to execute all kindsof uniforms,
according to the late regulations, at the shortest
notice, and at moderate prices, warranted, both in
the cutting and making departments, equal to any
establishment in this country.
W. T. tenders his sincere tlianKs to nis numerous
friends for their long and continued patronage,
and hopes, by the same diligence and attention to
business, to merit a continuance of the same.
All orders promptly executed,
sep 20?3tw3w?ddblrw
WILL BE RECEIVING every day during
next week, a beautiful assortment of Fancy
Goods suitable for PRESENTS, &c. Also a
large assortment of fresh Perfumery, Pomatums,
Soaps, Hair-washes, and every article pertaining
to the toilet. PARKERS'Perfumery and
Fancy Store, Penn. av., near National Hotel.
Sept. 19Gtif
GLOVES.?On Monday the 23d inat.,1 will
receive another assortment of Fresh Kid Gloves,
and will thereafter be constantly receiving fresh
supplies of the same of all sizea^nd colors.
PARKERS' Fancy ana Perfumery Store
septal?3td Penn.av., near National Hote
PARIS MILLINERY. Will be opened at
P Mrs. 8. PARKER'S, on Saturday, the 5th
nst., a rich assortment of
2''HE public will be gratified to learn that the
United States Mail Steamship Company are enled
to announce that their arrangements are now
complete for sending passengers through from
New York to San Francisco and back.
In the first attempts of this Company to meet
the wants of travel to California, t?y providing
ships on the Pacific, in connection with their
ships from New York to Chagres, they were prevailed
upon, at the urgent solicitation of the great
number then desirous to go out, to sell tickets for
through passages from Panama in advance, for
their ships then going round. This was done
from a desire to accommodate those who could
procure passages in no other quarter, and by
which, whatever might be the detention, they
would reach San Francisco sooner than by any
other line. Unforeseen difficulties, and the prevalence
of fever at Rio de Janeiro at the time, prevented
their ships from reaching Panama as soon
?o anltoinutAil und onnaAil ilatontinn nt tltA TatVi.
mus, which waa increased by the impatience of
passengers in going forward, against the advice
of the Company, at an earlier day than the ship
could possibly reach Panama.
These interruptions are now all removed.
Thr.ee of the four ships of the Company, intended
for the Pacific service, have arrived at Panama,
and several of them have performed trips to San
Francisco and back. So that the Company are
now able to give the public the Assurance that the
voyage through from New York to San Francisco,
will be performed with regularity and despatch.
Their Pacific Line, from Panama to San Francisco,
consists of the
REPUBLIC, Capt. Hudson.
ITHMUS, Capt. Hitchcock. '
COLUMBUS, Capt. Peck.
ANTELOPE, Capt. Ackley.
Their Atlantic and Gulf Line, from New York
to Chagres, of the
'GEORGIA, Capt. Porter, U. S. N.
OHIO, Capt. Schenck, U. S. N.
FALCON, Capt. Hartstein, U. S. N.
The connection between the two lines will be
carefullly and regularly kept up, so that no delay
beyond the usual stay of the ship in port at Panama,
will arise.
The large size, well known speed, and superior
accommodations of their New York and Chagres
Line, and the speed and accommodations of the
ships of their Pacific Line, offer the moBt certain,
rapid, and pleasant through passage to California.
Cor. Warren and Weslsts., New York.
Aug. 15?lm
National Medical College, Washington,
District of Columbia.
THE annual course of lectures will commence
on the first Monday in November, the 4th
Thos. Miller, M. D., Professor of Anatomy and
Wm. P. Johnson, M. D., Professor of Obstetrics
and the diseases of women and children.
Joshua Riley, M. D., Professor of Materia
Medica, Therapeutics, and Hygiene.
John Frederick May, M. D., Professor ofSurGrafton
Tyler, M. D., Professor of Pathology
and Practice of Medicine.
Robert King Stone, M. D., Adjunct Professor
of Anatomy and Physiology.
Edward Foreman, M. D., Professor of Chemistry
and Pharmacy.
James E. Morgan, M. D., Prosecutor and Demonstrator.
Dinirjil lectures three times a week, on cases
selected from the Washington Infirmary. Operation
performed before the class.
For a full oourse of lectures - - $1)0
Demonstrator's ticket - - 10
Graduation fee - - 25
. Good board can be procured at from $2 to $3
per week.
Sep 3?2awtNovlif Dean of the Faculty.
WOULD respectfully inform their friends and
those who purchase DRY GOODS in their
city, that they are now prepared to offer a large,
choice, and well assorted stock of
Foreign, Fancy, and Staple Dry Goods.
As they receive the bulk of their goods DIRECT
from EUROPEANPORTS, they feel assured of
being able to compete successfully with any other
market in the United States.
209 King street, north-west corner of
King and Market streets.
Sep 3, 1850?3m
THE Subscribers are constantly receiving direct
from the manufacturers, MADE TO THEIR
OkDER, and expressly adapted to the Southern
trade, and to which they with confidence invite
the attention of purchasers, with a guarantee that
the goods will be found PURE FIJiX, to wit:
Shirting and Fronting Linens and Lawns
Pillow Case, Coatee, and Sheeting Linens
Russia, Bird's Eye, and Huckaback Diapers
Bleached and Brown Table Damasks, of assorted
Damask Doy.ies, Napkins and Cloths, of various
Dowlass, Glass Cloths, Black, White & Brown
Lady's, Gent's, and Children's Linen Cambric
Handkerchiefs, etc. etc.
C. & E. L. KERRISON dfc CO.
209 King street, Charleston, S. C.
Sep. 3, 1850?3m
Institution will commence on the first Monday
in November next, on the following branches:
Anatomy, by J. Holbrook, M. D.
Institutes ana Practice of Medicine, by S. Henry
Dickson, M. D.
Surgery, by E. Geddings, M. D.
Physiology, by James Moultrie, M. D.
Materia Medica, by Henry R. Frost, M. D.
Obstetrics, by Thos. G. Prioleau, M. D.
Chemistry, by C. U. Shepard, M. D.
rv :. c. T..1i.n D.v.n.l I
L/eniuiiBUaiur ui /iiiaiuiuy t ui. wunuu ?? v..v,
M. D.
Dr. D. J. Cain, Physician to the Marine H^*pita!
and Clinical Instructor. Lectures twice a
week on the Diseases of thut Institution.
Dr. E. B. Flagg, Physician to the Alms House.
Lectures twice a week on Diseases.
Demonstrative Instruction in Medicine and Surgery
at the College Hospital.
HENRY R FROST, M. P., Den.__
THE SUBSCRIBERS, Dirret Importers of all
WOOLEN GOODS, have just received per
Shipe, "Gulnare," "Orion,"and "Somerset,'*
from Liverpool, their fall supply of PLAINS,
Kilmarnock Caps, Scotch Bonnets, 4c., Ac., expressly
suited to our Southern Planters trads, and
to an inspection of which, they confidently invite
all who visit the Charleston Market.
309 King St., northwest cor, King A Market sta.
Charleston, Sepl. 3?
Georgetoww Collkok, D. C.
1 lege will be resumed on the 16th instant.
sepH*?3td JAM ES RYDER, Prtst
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Edited by Oliver Btrne, formerly Professor qf
Mathematics, College of Civil Engineers, London ;
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10 Mathnmotinal anrl ftnlirol T ntitril mpnta
20- Dictionnaire deg Arts ct Manufactures. (Laboulayc,
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27. -Teinplelon's Millwright's and Engineer's
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34 Mechanical Principles of Engineering and
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36. The Transactions of the Institute of Civil
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41. Railway Engine and Carriage Wheels. (Bar
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42. Recueil des Machines Instrumens et Appareil.
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48. Hodge on the Steam-Engine
49. Scientific American.
50. Railroad Journal. (New York )
51. American Artisan.
52. Mechanic's Magazine.
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57. Barlow's Mathematical Dictionary.
58. Bowditch's Navigation.
59. Gregory's Mathematics for Practical Men.
60. Engineers' and Mechanics' Encyclopedia.
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61. Patent Journal ; London.
62. Bree's Glossary of Engineering.
63 Encyclopedia of Civil Engineering. Crasy.
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American Statistics.
A short time past we published some statistics
relative to the number of soldiers supplied from
the different States to the revolutionary war. De
Bow's Commercial Review gives some tnbles relative
to this, and other subjects of equal interest,
which we copy.
1. The number of soldiers furnished by the
American States during the revolution, and the
population of each State in 1790 and in 1847.
2. Principal battles of the revolution, their several
dates, commanders-in-chief, and losses on
each side.
3. Amount of continental money issued to support
the war, and the estimated cost in specie.
Soldiers. Pop. 1790 1847. |
New Hampshire, 12,497 141,891 300,000
Mass. (incl'ng Me.) 67,097 475,257 1,450,000 ]
Rhode Island, - - 5,908 69,110 130,000
Connecticut, - - - 31,959 238,141 330,000 1
New York, - - - 17,781 340,120 2,780,000
New Jersey, - - - 10,726 181,139 416,000
Pennsylvania, - - 25,678 434,373 2,125,000 ,
Delaware, - - - - 2,386 59,098 80,000 1
Maryland, - - - 13,912 319,728 495,000 '
Virginia, - - - - 26,678 748,308 1,270,000
North Carolina, - - 7,263 393,751 765,000
South Carolina, - - 6,417 249,073 605,000
Georgia, 2,589 82,548 800,000
Total, - - - -231,971 2,820,95911,546,000 ;
Where When *1mer. British .
fought. fought. Com. I.oss. Com. Loss.
Lexington, Apr '75 ? 84 ? 245
Bunker Hill,Jun '75 Warren 453 Howe 1054
Flatbu8h, Aug '76 Putnam '2000 Howe 400
W. Plains, Oct '76 Washt'n 300 Howe 300
Trenton, Dec '76 Washt'n 9 Rahl 1000
Princeton, Jan '77 Washt'n 100 Maw'd 400
Bennington,Aug'77 Stark 100 Baum 600
Brandy wine,Sep'77 Washt'n 1200 Howe 500
Saratoga, Oct '77 Gates 350 Burg'e GOO
Monmouth,Jun '78 Washt'n 230 Clinton 400
R. Island, Aug'78 Sullivan 211 Pigott 260
Briar Creek,Mar'79 Ashe 300 Prevost 16
Stoney P't.,Jul '79 Wayne 100 Johns'n 600
Camden, Aug ^1 Gates 720 Cornw's 375
Cowpens, Jan '81 Morgan 72 Tarle'n 800
Guilford, Mar'81 Greene 400 Cornw's 523
Eu. Springs,Sep *81 Greene 555 Stewart 1000
The surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, October
1781, closed the war; prisoners 7,073.
5,752 British taken prisoners.
3. contineftal monet.
Amount issued in 1775 - - $ 2,000,000
' " 1777 - - 20,000,000
" " in all to July, 1799 358,000,000
The whole expenses of the war, estimated in
specie, amounted to $135,193,703.
cotton statistics.
We compile from the New York Shipping List
and Price Current, of the 11th September, the following
statement, showing the crop of Cotton in
the several States for the year ending 31st August
1850: 1850. 1849.
Louisiana . . . . . . 781,886 1,093,797
Alabama . .... 350,952 518,706
Florida 181,344 200,186
Texas 31,263 38,827
Georgia 344,G35 391,372
South Carolina .... 384,265 458,117
North Carolina . . . 11,861 10,041
Virginia 11,509 17,550
Total crop 2,096,715 2,728,596
Dereaee from last year 631,881
Decrease from year before .... 250,928
The Past, the Present and the Future.?Of
the cotton trade, from the London Economist,
August 24, 1850. " It is calculated that upwards
of 4,000,000 persons depend entirely upon this
trade in all its branches. American cotton crop :
1835-6 1,367,225 1842-3 2,378,875
1836-7 1,422,930 1843-4 2,030,409
1837-8 1,801,497 1844-5 2,394,503
1838-9 1,360,532 1845-6 2,100,537
1839-40 2,177,835 1846-7 1,778,651
1840-1 1,632,945 1847-8 2,347,634
1841-2 1,684,211 1848-9 2,728,596
Average 1,635,596 Average 2,251,315
Average crop of the laat seven years exceeds
that the prior 615,719 bales, and the crop of the
last just double that of the first?and the crop of
1848-9 was more than 1846-7 by fifty per cent.
Average consumption in Great Britain of Ameri- '
can cotton the first 7 years 1,153,219 bales.
The 2d period of 7 years 1,449,398 bales.
Largest consumption, 1849, 1,586,608 bales.
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Oct. 17-3t. PEN. E. GREEN.
A Legal Ballad. *
An attorney waa "taking a turn,"
In shabby habiliments drest;
Hia coat waa shockingly worn,
And the rust had invented hia rest.
His breeches had suffered a breach,
Hia linen and worsted were worse,
He had scarce u whole crown on his hat,
And not a half-crown in his purse.
And thus as he wandered along,
A cheerless and comfortless elf.
He sought for relief in a song,
Or complatningly talked to himself
"Most unfortunate man that I am,
My only client is Grief,
The case is, I've no case at all,
And in brief, I have ne'er had n 'brief.'
"The profession's alrendy so full
Of lawyers so full of profession,
' That a modest young man like myself
Can't make tlie smallest impression.
"They grant I'm acquainted wi'.h 'grants,'
Can devise a 'devise' or a plea,
Can make a good deed in 'fee simple,'
But I can't get the simplest fee.
"I've waited, and waited in vain,
Expecting an opening to find,
Where an honest young lawyer might gain,
Some reward for the toil of his mind."
While thus he was wand'ring along,
His eye accidentally fell
On a very deep hole in the ground,
And he sighed to himself, "It is well."
To curb his emotion he sat
On the curb stone the space of a minute,
Then cried, "Here's an opening at last!"
And in less than a jiffy was in it.
The next day twelve citizens came,
The "coroner's 'quest" to attend;
To the end that it might be determined
How that man had determined his end.
"That man wns a lawyer it seems,"
e?aid the loremnn, who "opened, of course;
"A luwyer, alas!" sighed another? (
"He undoubtedly died of remorse."
A third said he "knew the deceased?
An attorney well versed in the laws;
And as to the cause of his death,
Twas no doubt for want of a 'cause.' "
The "crowners"at length gave a verdict,
Which finally settled the matter:
That the young man was drowned because
He could not keep his head ubove water.
Singular abduction of an English Younij
Lady by a French Nobleman.
Great sensation has been caused at Tours and
its vicinity, especially among the resident English,
by the trial, last week, before the Court of Assizes
of the department, of the Count Forestier
Ic Coubort, on the charge of enticing from her
^nme, a young girl named Isabella Hamilton,
laughter of an English clergyman, resident nt
Some months ago, M. de Forestier went to live
n that city, for the benefit of his wife's health,
md in his walks he fell in with Miss Isabella H.,
who, with her bonne, accompanied her young sis.ers
and brothers in their promenades. He commenced
an acquaintance by gyring the children
cakes, and afterwards made a p4*nt of being every
day on the promenade when Miss Isaheilu srriveu.
After a while, it appeared, according to the indictment,
he began to make love to the young
lady, and she received his advances with a good
grace. She used also to indicate to hurt, by placing
a flower-pot in a peculiar position in her
window, in what promenade he might meet her.
He at last, said the indictment, persuaded her to
eave her father's roof, and in company witli the
wnne, a young girl named Adele Gh-ndron, aged
leventeen, to go to Paris, wheie lie said he would
lecure her un apartment, and would provide for
jolh. Iauhella, it seemed, was very glad to get
iway from home, as her parents were about to
tend her to school in England?a measure to
which she had the strongest possible repugnance;
she even, it appeared, had gone the length of telling
Forestier that she would sooner commit suicide
by poison than be sent away.
Forestier, it was alleged, arranged with her that
she and her servant Adele should leave the houBe
of the Rev. Mr. Hamilton in the evening of the
22d May last, and that they should go to Paris.
He had previously written a letter to a friend of
bis, the baron de Vivier, telling him to meet the
jirls and provide lodgings for them. This letter
le began by saying:?" 1 send to you, my dear
riend, a young English girl, aged fifteen, with a
jretty little face, light hair, clear blue eyes, deli;ate
nose, sensual mouth, and a slightly promilent
chin. She is the daughter of an Irish miniser,
who has a host of children. She will be aclompnnied
by a little bonne of seventeen, with
luburn hair, &c., named Adele. I laugh ut the
hought of your meeting these poor crea'ures.
Fake an apartment for them?let it be simple, but
)ecomirg." He then recommends the friend to
je cautious, and says: "The father will no doubt
ake some measures, which it is important to renler
vain. I shall therefore continue to show myself
in the public promenades, that I may not be
suspected; and then I will relieve you in your
guard. My wife is better. Bretonneau is tending
her as if she were his own child. She is surrounded
with devoted attendants, has a good
house, and her physician in ordinary is one of the
princes of the science. What can I do more? 1
may venture to give myself this little gratification.
Don't scold me. I tell you that the father
is an Englishman and a clergyman?two animals
I detest, and who are, as it were, grafted one to
die other, expressly to take from nie all sort of
emorse?" i'he Baron Eugene de Vivier replied
n the same strain, saying, among other amiable
hings, " I bad some thought of moralizing with
iron. But what's the use ? The wine is drawn,
ind you must drink it!"
a ?i.a *...? d ?
ai rnno uic iwu ^ 11 id wcic icvci* cu uy uic i>nruii
le Vivier, tind he took them to a lodging house in
he Rue de l'Universite. Meanwhile Forestier renamed
quietly at Tours. But it so happened that
he family at once suspected hini.andthe Rev. Mr.
EInmilton immediately laid a complaint against
lim before the Procureur de la Republique. The
Procureur accordingly caused the count's house to
je surrounded by police agents during the night,
o prevent his escape. On this, Forestier wrote
iff to Paris to Vivier to send back the girls immeliately,
and he constituted himself a prisoner.
Fhe next day Miss Isabella and her attendant arrived
at Tours, and the former was restored to her
isrenpi. The public prosecutor, however, deemed
t his duty to detain Forestier, and to prosecute
tim. The Rev. Mr. Hamilton, on the contrary,
vas anxious that the matter should be dropped,
tnd he wrote an affecting letter to the public prosecutor,
formally withdrawing his complaint, and
entreating him to drop the prosecution. But the
jrocureur represented that the law must take its
In the preliminary examination, the Rev. Mr.
Hamilton, Mrs. Hamilton, and Miss Isabella,
ivere called on to give evidence. Isabella, varied
n her statements. In her first examination, she
leclared that she had resolved on the flight herlelf,
and that Forestier had scolded her on her
bllv, and had dissuaded Iter from it; he only, she
laid, consented to aid her when he saw that she
vas determined to go. She solemnly took Qod to
vitness to the truth of all this. But when For>stier's
letters were read to her she expressed the |
greatest indignation; she nevertheless did not re-!
ract her statement. In her second examination,
>n the contrary,.she declared that it was Forestier
vho haJ first proposed to her to fly; and that he
tad oflered to abandon his wife, notwithstanding
ler illness, to go with her. She had at first, she
laid, considered this as a joke, and had laughed
it it; but he had pressed her, and had got the servant,
Adele, to do so likewise. It was only by
.heir entreaties that she had gone. On arriving at
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Puris, Vivier told her that Forestier was in lore
with her, and would die if obliged to live without
her. \yhen told of the way in which he had
spoken of her in his letter, she burst into tears,
and said, '< Ah ! it is painful to see his contempt
forme! I opened my heart to him, and he learned
that I loved him. Yes, I knew he was married.
Alas! I know not how I could have acted
so! " In the third examination Isabella again varied
her story. She said she had laid too much to
the count's charge; that, in consequence of dissensions
with her sister, she had resolved on leaving
her parents; that she had declared to Forestier
that if he would not take her away she would poison
herself, and so on. She added that she had
spoken against him on the last occasion because
she had been told that he had declared he would
sooner go to the galleys for life than marry her.
At the trial (which took place before a court
crowded to excess,) Isabella, her Atlher, mother,
and elder sister, did not appear to give evidence,
though all had been summoned. The principal
evidence for the prosecution consisted in the reading
of the indictment, and in the testimony of Mr.
tlalley, Lieutenant Colonel Campbell, and &
younger brother and sister of Isabella, as to the
precise age of that young lady. They all stated
that she was about fourteen. This point was important,
as, by the French law, the crime of what
is called Jetoumement tl'une jeune Jille mineure, can
only be committed when the girl is under sixteen;
after that, she is considered a free agent, and is accountable
for her own actions. Baron de Vivier
was examined, but his evidence threw little light
on the afFair. When asked by the President how
he could have acted as he had done, he said he had
been influenced by his friendship for de Forestier.
It was stated .that, since this unfortunate affair
F,irp.qtier's wife had died, and that he. anx
ious to make all the reparation in his power
for the injury he had done her, had offered to
marry her, but that her father had positively refused.
Forestier caused evidence to be given by several
persons, to prove that he had every reason to
I believe, from Isabella's personal appearance and
other circumstances, that she was more than sixteen
years of age; and he labored, both in his interrogatory
and throughout the trial, to show that
he had not persuaded her to leave her home. After
the pleadings were over, Forestier, in a voice
of much emotion, read h paper to the jury, drawn
up as follows: " I have to muke, before my fellow-citizens,
the avowal of a fault which the law
does not punish; and you will accept this avowal
as a further expiation to be added to my long suffering.
During two years, I struggled to save
from death, the life of an angel to whom I had associated
my destiny, when a fatal and unforeseen
meeting surprised me in one of those moments of
moral discouragement, in which a man has not
sufficient strength to maintain himself in the line
of duty. You will not brand my life, gentlemen,
for a moment's self-forgetfulness; you will not
confound a fault with a crime; you will not forget
thut the honor of Miss Hamilton is intact, and
that 1 have offered her all the reparation in my
power." The President then summed up, and
the jury, nfter an hour's deliberation, returned a
verdict of "Not Guilty." The servant girl,
Adele Gendron, was included in the indictment,
for having assisted in the flight of Isabella; but
the public prosecutor abondoned the case against
her. The verdict was received with some spglause,
which was immediately repressed by the
resident. Count de Forestier remained in jail
till the evening; but when he went away, n numerous
crowd was waiting at the door to sec him.
Killikg Mice.?Joe Bumstead was one of
those uneasy, restless beings, who are never
quiet a minute whether nwake or nsleep. Ho
was always twisting and turning,always uncomfortable,
and he was universally known among
his companions ns uneasy Joe. Sometimes we
used to piny orl practical jokes upon him tor the
fnn of the thing, but generally speaking, if we
let him have his own way, be [made mirth
enough by " selling himself." Among his numerous
dislikes, Joe despised rats and mice.?
Indeed he said they seemed born into existenee
only to tease and annoy him. When a child he
was bitten by a mouse, and severely, too, for
which reason he always dreaded them. If Joe
had occasion to visit any new house, or to sleep
in a strange room, he never Ailed to g've tho
premises a careful inspection to assure himself
that there were no mouse-holes about. We
roomed togetiier one night, in New York, and I
laughed at Joe for his watchfulness and cIoho
examination before retiring.
u Is it all right Joe?" we asked, after he had
peeped behind the furniture, and in every corner
of the room.
" Yes there can be no mice here, that's sure,"
he said at last.
" Well blowout that light,and go to bed then,
will you Joe?
" Yes hero goes," and Joe suited the action to
the word, and leaped into bed.
It must have been nearly morning when Joe
awoke 11s with:
" Hist! hist! don't you here that noise there."
" Not u bit of it Joe. You are dreaming,"
wt? repneu, luriiiii^ over iu a irasu nap.
"There, it is again.*'
" Wliat r
"Why, the noise."
"You are making all the noise. You uneasy
thing you, can't you let a fellow sleep quietly V*
"Look here," said Joe ; "it is all well for you
who don't care a farthing for mice or rats, hut
you know 1 have a natural horror of the var-'
nrin therefore?there, didn't you hear that?"
"Joe, lie down, nnd be quiet; you took that
punch too strong last night, and haven't more'u
time enough to sleep it off before morning."
"Fough ! You haven't any feeling for my
"Nor you for mine, to wake me out of 9uch a
sound sleep for nothing."
Joe slipped noiselessly out of bed and seized
one of his patent leather boots, Which he felt
for some time upon the floor before he got it.
"What nre you up to i o.v ?" said we.
"Be quiet it's oil the table, don't you bear it?
pit pat pit pat."
Well it does sound like a mouse."
Joe balanced the boot in his hand so as to
bring the heel to bear as the weapon ; and felt
his way to the table by the head of the bed, >
where the noise was heard.
"Hist! the little rascal is nibbling something
lie has found here."
"Js>t him have it, Joe, and then keep quiet
for heaven's sake."
Following the sound, Joe soon got within
striking distance, and poising his weapon, he
brought down tho heel witli unerring aim and
precission npon his victim. Sure enough the
ittle pit pat was stopped, and after congratulating
himself, he crent to hod nirnin
\ext morning, ifneasy Joe found that he had
a mail icd his valuable gold repeater into tlio
shape of a pancake!
Census of Jackson County.?That fiithful
and excellent officer, Lyman Randall, esq., has
just completed the census of Jackson County,
which shows a large increase of population within
the last decade, or since 1840 to 18?J0. The <
increase is nine hundred, the present amount of
population being 2371, not including slaves.?
"The oldest inhabitant" of the County?almost
a centennarian?is 98 years of age, perfectly use
ful to himself and family, and providing sufficiently
for their support by his own labor. His
Hhirdfamily (having successfully raised two) is
! now profiting by the willing industry of this vet.
I cran of toil, who evinces, at nearly a hundred,
the vigor and energy of forty years of age. May
; he long live yet, to vindicate the dignity of labor;
to wield the axe with vigorous arm, as be now
does, opening the rich globe of the forest to the
advances of civilization. He is a native of
North Carolina.?Paulding (itfiss.) Clarion,
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