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WM. H. cuandler;& ÖÖ.
The Daily Jocx5al is publiahed every morning',
(Mondays excepted) at 10 cents per week, payable
to the Carrier, or $6 00 per annumpayable in
advance. - "
SACHAU? 7 A IT Zi on.
JOSEPH G. MARSHALL, of Je fferson.
G0DL0VE S. ORTH, of Tippecanoe.
Ist DisU-Joiis Pitches, of Poser.
Jons S. Da yis," of Floyd.
Milton Greco, of Dearborn.
David P. IIollowat, of Wayne.
Thomas D. Walpole, of Hancock.
Loy ell H. Rocsseac, of Greene.
Edward W. McGüaohey, of Park.
James F. Suit, of Clinton.
Dasiel D. Pratt, of Cass.
Da vin Ki loose, ofDelaware,
10th "
As You Were! When, in order that all
hands engaged in this office might keep the
Sabbath a dar of rest, we changed the publica
tion of the Daily Journal from Monday to Sun
day, we promised that if the arrangement was
opposed by or interfered with a dozerrof our
patrons, we would at once change back again.
We made the change in the first place belier
ing that it would be approred by our subscri
bers, and because it avoided the necessity of
working on the Sabbath. We now learn that
ten or a dozen patrons hare expressed them
selves opposed to our issuing on Sunday, some
for one reason and some for another, but the
most of them because they are unable to get
the paper on that day their places of bust
ness at which the paper is left, being separate
from their residences. It is our intention, and
our duty too, to consult the wishes of those to
whom we look for support; and that there may
be no comDlaint aeainst us nor reason eiren
xvhv ive ahm.lrl not tv, nrnni xc rh.n
' r "öv
our publication again to Monday. We want
ll understood, notrerer, mat we saall do no
work on Sunday; and should important inttlli -
gence arrive on that day, Monday's paper will
be delayed to a late hour of the mr rning.
The editor of the Democrat savs that the
day to learn the names of the nominees of the
Tliliimorrnnvpntinn TI i ml.f.lr.., ti;.
own friends were on thorns, pins, and nettles
during the urholA Ha nrl wr0 ,11 hn.,
: o . .....
br the Tarioua rumors in rirrn ation. It ,
true the hms exhibited some curiositr to
1 v r . u 1 - . t 1 . . 1 t I
focos in the land bad been selected for sacri-l
kuun uit(i uue ui lilt: UIK Or lue llllie IjOCO-I
fice in Norember. but we know of none of
them that troubled themselves about iL LouA
isrille Journal. I
Tri Ät Ä - I
nuiii mwui uric vicic IBM tu J-1
siderable stevr on yesterday to find out whol
was the unfortunate man, and were badly)
hoaxed by some wag patting in circulation
rumor thai Gor. Whitcorab d fiM. ShnnV
, . t . , , t
were the nominees. We none the Locofoco
Convention, wont do anythicg so desperate as
to nominate the rentlemen. Th rJarrl
vt Mm .,,--...11. ...
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DOt Jt wont Win next heat.
Is was DirricctTtjcsosouRFBoxTiER. The
Van Buren (Ark.) Latelligeacej of a late date.
ays that it is stated by Col. Upshaw, the
Chickasaw agent, thai difficulties hare recent
ly Uien plwe between some of the Prairie in-
dian tribes andlhe citizens of Texa?, near Fort
Washita. A partr of V acoes had killed three
Texan surveyors, and also four Rancers. who
. , ,:. . r. ,
came upuu lucpa.ij u..5u,j 5 iuc BcaiF
o( the nmdered surveyors. A detachment of
Capt. Johnson's Rangers had been fired upon
about the same lime, while holding a raii
. i w v i u. i . ,
wiui the Indians: a brisk npht ensued, in which
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some twelve Indians were killed. Col. Up-
afiaw stated that a "short time since a war party
of 120 Kickapoos crossed Red river about eight
ifliissuc wH aw..w-v...w
unknown. There were no dragoons, and scarce-
ly any means of mounting a dozen infantry to
inierrupi uicm. .muMiu..
- ..i T k ...).,I.i
ATwiT frontier ports.
. . t I dolio of confirming this important discovery.
SlXOCLAR CUSTOM. Are-marriacetOOkplacelTh. treatment of twentr.aii nermm hn h.rl
at Cincinnati, lately An aged couple, Ger
mans, wnouau urea togemer as man ana wue
lor titty years, in happy peace and contentmem,
WtDout a jar or connubial contention, rode to
town rota Lick Run, Mill Creek township.
dressed Äa bridal garments. The gay old couple
were preceded in their bridal march by a band
xd merry music, and the whole train drove up
to the door of a Justice of the Peace, where the
marriage ceremony was performed. Exchange
There is something inexpressibly beautiful
in the fact paixated !above; jnore bcutiful, in
deedthan apy sentimeptalism of a "lovely
bride' wedding herself to "youthful Äanhood."
The Germans, from w hose fatherland this cus
tom of a re-marriage at the end of h&lf.a .cen
tury is derived, call it a "golden wedding."
tOcc&sipcal'y, ip the German novels, the read
er sees allusions to it. The custom is one of
those bits of deep natural jpoctry that cbarac
terue,the nation of Goethe and Zschokke.
TTevveiperableimatej, who .have "clim'd life's
hill together, take, thus, a jsupe.r-lease, as it
.were, of the early afTection, and, .with songs
and flowers, and joy, signalize .the semi-centenarian
hour, whose promises .thej have mu
tually obserVed,and whose moVrt i ng-brigh t rress
comes back'to them,.' to-Tose-colbr their gray
hairs. . . : . . v , - -.
A flre'eocarred in New Bedford Mass., on
Monday, which destroyed about '615,000 worth
As there seems tobe prospect of the peo
ple in this section of the country being again
thrown Sato consternation by the appearance
of this dreadful malady, we would beg leave to
call the attention of Physicians and others to
the mrthod of cure described id the subjoin.
ed article, recently brought to light by a cor
respondent of the National Intelligencer.
There hare been at least two decided cases of
canine madness in this vicinity, within' a
few months past. In both instances the pa
tient died in the most horrible' manner, not
withstanding the whole body of our Physicians
in consultation usederery means which their
knowledge and experience could suggest to ef
fect cures. Under these cirumstances the
melhod of treatment pursued in the Ukraine,
would surely seem worthy of experiment, if,
unfortunately, another occasion should present
The correspondent of the Intelligencer thus
describes the plant made use of:
Genista. Broom, (French, Legenet, Ger
man Der Ginster.) Diadefhia decandria,
Linnaeus Leguminosae. Locdos describes ma
ny varieties. 1 He says of it: "The species
aie $brubs or undersjirubs, some of them ever
green, and many with numerous flexible rush
like green twigs like tbe brooms, Tbey are
of easy culture, and free flowerers.; G. Tincto
ria is common in most parts of Europe, in un
improved pastures on dry gravelly soil. When
cows feed on it their milk, and the butter or
cheese made from it, are said to be very bitter.
A bright yellow color may be prepared from
the flowers, and for wool that is to be dyed
green with wood the dyers prefer it to all oth
ers. A drachm and a half of the. powdered
seeds operates as a mild purgatire. A decoc
tion of the plant is sometimes diuretic, and
therefore has prored serviceable in dropsied ca
ses. A salt prepared from the ashes is recom
mended in the same disorder."
Eaton and Wright, in their "North Ameri
can Botany, describe it : "G es ist a Leg. nut.
asc. ape. (exotic) tinetoria. (dyers broom,)
wood waxen, leaves lanceolate, glabrous, bran
ches terete, striate, erect, unarmed, luguines
Not being a practical botanist, and having
no other reference at hand, some one skilled in
medical botany mar be induced to Rive a bet
ler description of the plant
that cannot fail to
interest us for its admirable virtues ascribed to
tt br Dr, Marochetti and others. It will be
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interesting to nave expuunea wnai is
mMnt hr 'fm f n whfr th srmnnt
7. ibe peasant gave to his fourteen pa
tienU a strons decoction of 'the summit and
rFl - genistaa luta? tinetoria about a poundand
a half daily, 6jc.
From the Imperial Magazine, London, 1623.
There has been receired, from a gentleman at
Berlin, tlfe following important statement of
lh mode of cure practised in the Ukraine for
uie uue ui a raau uuz. ii is irausiaieu irom
"i iJeriin otate uazette (iso.) oi tne I4tn
of feDruarr, iöä, siu certaiqiy seems enti-
.1 j . i i . 1 1 . e n j- i
ra uj u juuesi tusueiuu u 91 ujeuicai
wk.. r..nu.t: u
"ciuhi. iiiaiuv.uciu, u uuriniui 111 iuc
hospital at Moscow, was in the Ukraine in 18-
13, in one day fifteen persons applied to him
fr cure, having been bitten by a mad dog.
Whilst he wa preparing the remedies a depu
a.. ill .
tation oi several oiü men maae us appearance
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a man who for some years past enjoyed
great reputation for his cures ot hydrophobia.
alot wnose success Äir. Marochetti had already
hea.rd mutü' coasented to their request
uuuer lueae cuuuiijous; nrsi, inai ne, iir. Aia-
iiuvuhw. wvuhi wv piimutit (Hi! lUllilL uuuc
by thepeasant;secondly,in order that he might
be fully conrinced that the doe was reallr
I mad, he, Mr. Marochetti, should select oneof
the oat ents.whoshou d onlr be treated ar.
I cordins the medical course usually held in ea
timatiou. A girl oi six years old was chosen
tor ttus purpose.
The peasant gare to his fourteen patients a
strong decoction of the "Summit and Fl. Ge
nista Lutoe Tinctorise," about a pound and a
It Ii ami ava rm a n a 1 X a J it. .
toneues. where. as he stated, small r
taining the poison of the maduess must form
themselves. As soon as these small knots ac-
Jf"1. PPe'. and which Mr. Marochetti
nimseu saw, tney were opened and caute-
f,zed wilh - rnl hot n-edle: after whirh th
I patient gurgled with a decoction of the "Ge-
nista." The result of this treatment was that
?H 'he (?urleen (of whom only two, the last
umen.uia noi snow inese Knots) were dis
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misscu tuicu ai ine ena oi six weeks, tluring
which time they drank this decoction. But
the little girl, who had been treated according
l u?suai seizea witn hydro-
cieaa in eiem nours alter ther first took nlare.
The persous dismissed as cured were seen three
yc afterwards by Mr. Marochetti, and they
nne ihuuiiuouu tu.
... f thiacimima an'r 1R1
Mr. Marochetti had a new opportunity in Po-
. - " " WWJ
- lhere befQ bitten by a mad dog was confided
. h m: nine were men. eleven womer. an.
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rhildren. He pave them at onre a Aernr.
tion 0f the "Genista," and a diligent examina
lion of their tongues cave the folTowiuz result
five men, all the women, and three children
had the small knots already mentioned: those
bitten worst on the third day, others on the
fifth, seventh, and ninth, and one woman, who
had been bitten but very superficially m the
leg only, on the twenty-first day. The other
seven also, who showed no small knots, drank
the "Decoctum Genista six weeks, and al
the mtients were cured.
In consequence of these observations, Mr
Marochetti believes that the hydra phobia poi
son, after remaining a short time in the wound
fixes itself for a certain time under the tongue
at Jibe .openings of the ducts of the glandul. sub-
maxeller, which are at each side of tbe tongue
strine. and there forms those small knots in
which one may feel with a probe a fluctuating
fluid, wbicb is that Hydrophobic poison. Ine
usual time of their appearance seems to be be
tween the third and ninth day alter the bite
and if thev are not opened within the first
twenty-four -hours after their formation the
nnienn is reabsorbed into the bodv. and the ca-
tient is lostbeyoad the power of curei For this
reason Mr. Marochetti recommends that such
patients should be immediately examined un
der the tongue, which should be for sit weeks,
during which, tipe.they should take, daily ont
and a half pound of the "Decoct Genista,'' (or
four timesaday the powder, one dracbm per
dose.) If the.knottf do not appear in this tim
no madness is io pe apprehended; but as soon
88 they show, themselves they should be open
ed with a lancet and then cauterized, and the
p..irm.bould&.rile.MWuoU.ljwittthe abovejfct .unknown. ' '"'je.hnt:
We hasten to communicate to our readers
this important discovery (which we Jioww
from the Peteriburgh Miscellaneous Treatise
in the Realm of Medical Scirnce for 1831,)
which has certainly deserres the lull attention
of medical practitioners, and which, ifconfirm
ed br experience, may have the most beneficial
results. fpsvich Journal.
Mr. Polk asd ths Men that Made Him.
In the House of representatives on the 18th
instant, Mr. Cocke of Tennessee made a state
ment of the names of the members of the last
Baltimore convention since appointed to office
by Mr. Polk and the amount of the salary of
each. We republish the statement as a curi
osity. We cannot wonder that Locofoco office
hunters from all parts cf the country have
flocked in such numbers to the present Balti
more convention when we see how their pre
decessors were rewarded;
He had looked over the list of the delegates
to the last Baltimore convention, and to show
to the House and to the country how the Pre
sident had rewarded his friends and their con
nexions, he begged their attention to the doc
ument which he had prepared, . It was as fol
lows: DtUgatt to tke Baltltnor Cenfntton in May, 1344.
tcAo Aar b rewarded by Mr. folk, and th amount
of tht public money which each has received or will
rteeif during kit Administration.
Robert J. Walker, Secretary of the Treas
ury . .,,.....,.. 124,000 00
Geo. Bancroft, Secfy of the Navy 12.000
Do. do ' as Minister to ureat
Britain .3100-43.500 00
Cave Johnson, Postmaster General t t 24,UÜ0 00
Nathan Lhüord, Attorney (jeneraIt4.o
Do. do. Commo ner to
Mexico ,22,500-26,835 00
Ralph J. Ingeraoll, Minister to
Ruaeia 31.500
Son of the Minister as Secretary of
Legation? .4,000 -35,3UO up
RqmulusM. launders. Minuter to
Spain ..,. f.f .....40,500 00
George W. Hopkins, Charge to
rortueal ...f ...t t u,tzj w
Andrew J, Donnelson, Minister to
Prussia. 49,500 00
John W. Davis Commissioner to
China ...,......,... -6,000 00
Dc nit min G. Shields, Charge to
. i ,o rvM ru
cnczuni r fr rf o,uw w
lenry Hubbard, S'btreasurer at
boton .,..,,......f.,.....b,5uu ou
Marcus Morton, Collector ot Cus
toms at IJgstun ...zj.oou oo
Phineas Allen, reappointed Post
master at Pittsheld Mas.".f.
4,039 43
C, G. Greene, Public Printer boa ton,
salary unknown.
R. Rantoe), Jr., District Attorney
for Massachusetts f -'f ? -16,000 00
sate H, Wright, appointed Ntvy
Agent and rejected by the Senate.
1 . K. Smith, Postmaster at Buffalo,
tiew York. f 6,847 84
Benjamin F. Butler, U. S. District
Attorney tor the southern
District of New York ?
obn L. Dawson, U.S. District At-
torney for the Western Dis
trict of Pennsylvania, salary
24,000 00
Daniel ö. Bizer, Inspector of Cus--
VI 119 IB 1 II I VI
Gabriel Holmes, District Attorney
.4,033 00
for North Carolina, salary
W.T.Colquitt, eon Paymaster in
the Army
D. B. Turner, Postmaster at Hunts-
ille. Alabama--- ........
3.000 00
.4,896 16
Charles A. Bradford. Sun eyor Gen
eral, Jackson, Miss. 4,000 00
George R. Fall, Public Printer,
Miss., salary unknown.
Samuel if. Lauzhlin. Recorder
Land Office 8,000 00
Gideon J. Pillow, Brieadier and
Major General. 7,470 00
E. A. Caldwell. Maiorinthe Army -3J84 00
John W. Tibbatts, Colonel in the
Army 4,392 00
Samuel Medanr. Postmaster. Col
umbus. Ohio 6.123 40
Thomas II. Bartley, U. S. District
Attorney lor Utuo, salary un
known. William D. Morcan. Secretary of
Legation to Brazil -8,000 00
John S. Simpeon. Captain of Dra-
coons 2.000 00
J. C. Sloo, Reeeiyer at Shawnee-.
town, Illinois
..'4,000 00
William Walters, Public Printer,
Spnnghcul, Illinois, salary
, . unknown.
A. II. Sevier. Commissioner to
Mexico 22,500 00
Wm. F. Ritchie, Public Printer 5,000 00
Thomas Ritchie. Editor of the Union
and Public Printer .233,478 Vi
Bern. H. Brewster. Cherokee Com
missioner z.y.'v w
To be sure. Mr. Ritchie was not in conven
tion, but he claims his right to the spoils upon
the ground that his son was. lhe ascertained
sums in this table amount to the convenient
sum of 8742,410 56. Truly the administra
tion has been faithful to his friends, and doubt
less he will remunerate them again for like ser
vices. Well might Mr. Ritchie laud this ad
ministration; for his item proved incontestibly
how amply he had been rewarded. Let what
will be said of Mr. Polk, it cannot be denied that
he pay veil.
Romakce or Geoecia Misixo. A cor res
pondent of tbe National Intelligencer, writing
from Dahlonega, the most famous gold region
of Georgia, tells the following anecdotes: .
After the State Legislature had divided the
Cherokee Purchase into lots and regularly num
be red them, it was rumored about the country
that lot No. 1052 was a great prize, and every
body was on tiptoe with regard to its distribu
tion by the proposed lottery. At that time
1052 figured in the dreams of every Georgian,
and those figures were then far more popular
than the figures 54 40 have been in these lat
ter days. Among the more crazy individuals
who attended the lottery was one Mosely,who
bad determined to draw the much talked of
prize or purchase it of the winner, even though
it should be at the entire cost of his property,
which was quite large. The drawing took place
ana iuoi came into ine possession ot a poor
tarroer named Ellison. Mosley immediately
mounted his horse and hastened to Ellison's
farm, where he found the child of fortuoe fol
lowing the plough. The would-be purchaser
made known tne object oi his visit, and bill
son only laughed at the impetuosity of his im
patient friend. Ellison said he was not anx
ious to sell the lot, but if Moslev must have it,
he might have it for 30,000. Mosley accept
ed to the terms, and in paying for tbe lot sac
rificed the most of his landed and personal
property. The little property which was left
him he was compelled to employ in working
his mines: he labored with great diligence for
several years, bnt he could never make both
ends meet, fur his mines were not at all dUtin
cuished for. their richnf&s.' In process oil
time he was. com pel led to sell 1052 for what it
would bring, and having squandered that rem
nant of his former wealth, he left the countrr
. II . lw J A MIM Af
frmnrl in th boWelaof his lottery lot.
Another instance of good fortune, unattended
with anv alloy, is as follows: Five years ago a
couple of brothers, took it into their heads to
-T rk i I 1 a .U.S. 1 . . It !n Vin min.
VISU .uauionega buu iry u;rn iui iu
ing business. They were hard-working Irish
men; and understood the acience.of digging to
nrefeetion. Thev leased one or two lots in
this vicinity, and are are now reputedto be
worth 815,000.
Ma. Clay's Practice t. PaoscatPTioi?.
Yhtn Mr. Clay had been in the office of Sec
retary of State, under Mr. Adams, for the great
er part of a year, he was applied to for an office,
by a warm friend of his, a gentleman who had
occupied a high station in one of tbe Depart
ments under Mr. Monroe's administration, and
received the following answer. Let the can
did reader, whether Democrat or Whig, con
trast the conduct of Mr. Clay with that of any
of his successors, or of that of any Department
of the Government since, and refrain from la
menting, if he can, that the primitive practice
of Washington, Adams, and Clay, in appoint
ments to office, should have been so grossly
departed from:
WAsmxoTOJr, hor. 2, 186.
Dear Sir: Although it is not usual to an
swer letters making application for public em
ployment, I cannot deny myself the satisfac
tion of acknowledging the receipt of yours of
yesterday, Since have been in tne depart
ment of State, there has not been a solitary ap
pointment to any office attached to it, of any
description, from the Qrst clerk to a messen-
V flat. I .
eer. rior am i aDie to say wnen any vacancy
will occur. Uur practice is to put trie letters
on file, and to consider the pretensions of the
applicants when the occasion occurs for making
an appointment, inis is ine oniy disposition
1 can now make with yours. We want sorpe
additional clerks, acquainted with foreign lan
guages, but it depends upon Congress to grant
tne in or not.
Regretting that 1 cannot give you a more en
couraging reply, I am yours, &c,
From the Nort!t American.
The Indians of Yucatan, when Mr. Stevens
visited, for the second time, in 1842, their sin
gular country, covered with the ruined cities
ot tneir ancestors, presented tne same appear
ance of mild temper, submissiveness, apathy,
y ... i . i
and disregard for the past, which were consul
ereu tne proper cnaracteristics oi tnereruvians
beloie their insurrection in 1780, under the
Inca, Tupac Amaru: and such a degeneracy of
spirit might be esteemed less extraordinary on
the part ot the Peruvians, a peculiarly gentle
and docile race originally, than on that of the
Indians ol luca tan, who three hundred years
ago, were among the bravest and most warlike
ot all the civilized or semi-civilized tribes
of America.
When the' Spaniards first discovered Yuca
tan, in the beginning of tbe 16th century, they
were surprised to find it densely occupied by
a people who were clad in woven garments
who cultivated the earth who lived in towns
end cities built chiefly of stone, with palaces.
temples, pyramids, and other public buildings
of a vast size and extraordinary style of archi
tecture, wholly unlike any other style out of
America, at least iu the known world, and
divided into petty states or principalities ca
ciquaszos. as tbe Spaniards called them each
ruled by an independent hereditary chief, who
was a monarch within bis little domain. All
the inhabitants, however, were of one race,
callinz themselves Macezuales. and their coun
try, Maya: to this day, the Indians know no
other names. About a century before the Span
iards came, the whole peninsula formed a sin
t t a a
gle kingdom, tne metropolis ot wnicn was
Ma yapan, whose ruins are still in existence;
but metropolis and kingdom were both destroy
ed by a revolution, in which tbe petty princes
united their arms against the ruling power, aud
so established the separate independence of
-1 TV' , .t
tueir cicaquasgos. jji vmeu as tney were, How
ever, they met the bearded invaders with a spi
rit which surprised the latter, as much and
far more disagreeably than their civilized et
pea ranee had done; contending against the
Spanish cross-bows and muskets, even against
the horses and artillery, with a resolution and
fury worthy even of the Mexicans under Guu
timozin, and with, perhaps, better prospects
of success, for the Spaniards were repeatedly
repulsed, we might say, beaten in various
battles, with heavy loss, and greatlv disheart
ened; when it suddenly pleased one of the
princes to offer to Montejo, the Spanish Cap
tain, peace andalliance, with the assurance of
his desire to be baptized and become a Chris
tian. This prince was Tutul Xiu, lord of i
citv and territory called Ulani, and wnat may
be considered peculiarly interesting, he was
also the lineal descendant of tbe last king of
Maya. And thus the heir of the old monarchy,
though no longer a king, was the first to de
sert the cause and the paganism of his country,
and clasp tne hand ot a stranger whose embra
ces were destined to be followed by the degra
dation of his race and the demolition of all the
monuments, and, to appearance, of even lhe
memory of his fathers. And yet how strange
a revival of the Maya recollections, and the
Maya nature! According to the intelligence
waten we mentioned ou Saturday, ol the elec
tion of a king by the Yucatan Indians, the new
monarch has been crowned under the name of
Tutul Xiu as if Tutul Xiu,alire again, and
tired of the peace and alliance which had pro
fited him so little, had returned to the wrath,
the ferocity, and tbe idols of his aocieut peo
It was the horrible barbarism of Tupac Ama
ru or, rather, of his frantic subjects which,
as we mentioned on a previous occation, caused
the failure of lhe Peruvian insurrection of 1780.
The same barbarism will r-doubtless, causes
failure of the Maya insurrection. Had there
been anything like moderation practised by the
Yucatan insurgents had they exhibited any
of the ordinary feelings of humanity, and a
willingness to nght as men fight, instead ol
revelling like wild beasts in carnage and cru-
euy, staying women ana torturing Danes, like
our own tiger-hearted savages of the North,
there can be no doubt, from the anown con
atitution of the boman mind, the sympathies
of the world would or might have been with
k 1- : r. . l
iuciu, as vtjuia peopie rising, even alter tue
tenth generation, to recover the homes and
hearths of their fathers from the possession cf
tne stranger whose own sires had taken them
away with th strong haud. We say might
have bet-ii with tlu.u; for thorp may be a vm
just doubt ot the 'sympathies of the world fol
lowing insurgents 'who rise without provoca
tion and strike without a causr.
wno is annually rvaiumg uwiu v.
money from the newly discorered gold or?
his no i with the Indians of Yucatan as it
v.. xcth thoe of Peru, it was not under tna
suffcrinz of bonds that they burst into revolt,
it was not Irom oppression iuw
arms. VYBatever may uncu v.
degraded state of their fore-fathers and it nev-
er was one ot actual slavery i irFtucu
they themselves were freemen, the equals of
the whites, the citizens of the State, made so by
the humanity or folly of the Creoles, upoa
whom, and their wives and their little ones,
they are now exhausting all the unimaginable
cruelties ofan Indian's revenge. There is no
justice, then, in their cause, there was no ne
cessity for a revolt; the whole insurrection ap
pears to have been a mere caprice ana wanton
ness of a savage nature; which slumbered under
the lash, only to turn upon the land of kind-
ness. It wasoniy wnen tnese inaians, so iuug
quiet, docile, passive, were made free citizens
and. politicians, when they were called upon
to vote and pertorm military service, wnen
they were taught the use of arms, and with
arms in their hands, made the fatal discovery
- a, a
of their own courage and tne degeneracy oi tneir
Creole fellow-citizens, that the jaguar blood
ot the M acegual of the aboriginal American
awoke, and that ferocious appetite for slaughter
, I. t- .i : -4-.u..:
reviveu; wnicn, in uie auticui ujs w mm piw
genitors, stained the altars of their idols with
the gore of human victims. One of the princi
pal divinities of the Indians of Yucatan was a
serpent, whose colossal folds are still seen
winding in stone over the doors and along the
entablitures of their ruined temples, a god, of
subtile cunning, fiery malice, and immedicable
venom, worthy, were it only for the emblem
atical fitness, of his savage worshippers..
No: the Macegualea ot lucatan can never
expect to carry with them the sympathies of
civiuzea people, in tneir way oi uuicuciy aim
brutality. They may have elected a king, and
restored the blobd royal of the old empire of
Maya pan, over which strange event men will
wonder as over a stroke of poetry, or a myste
ry of fate; but wonder will be succeeded by
horror, and horror by wrath; and then, sooner
or later, a stronger hand will be at their necks,
anda stronger foot on their throats, than ever,
in the days of Monteio. pulled down the pride
and trampled the idolatry of Maya in the dust.
No cause like theirs can prosper; and a deeper
curse will rest u pop the barbarity of the chil
dren than ever before fell upon the paganism
of the fathers.
CG5We quote the following account of
House's Printing machine, from the X. Y.
Commercial Advertiser:
House's Pbintiko Telecbaph. We have
more than once adverted to this machine, which
is now, we believe, in working order between
thiscityand Philadelphia, and is capable of
transmitting printed mess-ages at a rate of from
one hundred and tweuty to one hundred and
thirty letters per minute. So far as lies with
in our power, we will give the reader an iulcU
igent description of its mode of operation,
A part ot the machinery consists of a wheel,
unon the periphory of which are twenty-eight
types; twenty-six are the letters of the alphabet
one is a dot or period, and one a hyphon. This
wheel revolves by mechanical force, but its
motion U controlled by the magnet, so that by
keeping the electric current broken or closed,
it can be stopped by the operator. Near the
type wheel is a cyllinder, wilh paper around
it. When the type wheel stops, the cylinder is
brought against it and thß paper receives an
impression from one of the types. The mag
net controls the type wheel by moving a valve
and admitting the atmosphere to press upon a
piston, on the other side of which is a partial
vacuum; this piston in '. turn gives motion to
an escapement, working against pins upon the
side of the type wheel, so that at each motion
of the magnet up or down, as the circuit may
be broken or closed, the escapement liberates
the tvpe wheel and it moves through a spacb
equaf to the distance from one type to the
The operator at the other end of the line sits
at a key board having twenty-eight ivory faced
keys, not unlike those of a piano-forte. Be
neath the key board is a homo ntal bliafl ex
tending the whole length of the board, aud
having twenty-eight small pins projecting
from its face; these pins are placed one be
neath each key; and form a spiral line about
the shaft, making a single turn fromeud toend;
upon one end of the shaft is a wheel having
fourteen teeth; these teeth; with the fourteen
spaces between them, correspond to the pins
on the shaft and serve to break or close the
electric circuit; thus, suppose the negative
pole of the battery in continued contact wilh
the side of the vt heel, the positive pole then
rests or presses upon the end of the teeth; the
shaft and wheel are set in motion by mechaui-
cal force, as the wheel revolves, the circuit
is closed whenever the positive pole pass
es over a tooth, and is broken whenever it
passes over a space. The motion of the shaft
is controlled by the opera tar thus: from the
under side of each key projects a flat pin against
which, when the key'is pressed down, the cor
responding pin on the shaft will catch as it
comes arouudin its revolution, and cause th.
shaft to stop.
Now in order to transmit any particular let
ter to the other end of the line it is only neces
sary for the operator the parts of the machine
at the two ends of the lice having been nut in
coincidence to press down the key represent
ing that letter, stop the key shaft, maintain
the circuit broken or closed as the case may be.
a .a. a . . . . -
wnen tne type wheel will be slopped the pa
per cyllinder brought up to it and the paper
win receive an impresstcn ot the letter repre
sented by the key pressed down.
Important Invention. Mr. David fsham
machinist of Hartford, Conn., it is Med,
has recently invented a process by which
cast iron can be converted almost instantly,
and with but slight expense and labor, into
steel. Twonty minutes only is necesfary to
convert a ton of iron into steei of lhe best
quality, a proces ordinarily requiting from
six to ten days. The inventor has been of
fered $12,000 for the palent right for the
State of Pennsylvania alone. Articles man
ufiictured from steel ihus prepared, have
Seen proved and found equal to those man
ifactured from the best English steel. If
'his invention is really what it purports to be,
M will destroy one great branch of English
h bor, and add much to the wealth of this
t - Donatio? , to Ireland.- From the re
port of the Relief " Committee of the city
of New York, it appears that the total cash
donations for Irelaud amounted to $171,374
24, and the donations in breadstuff, provi
sions and clothing, to $70, C50 55: lotal,
$242,012 99. The largest single gift wa?
hat of Messrs. Corcoran &.Rig?s, the Wash
inetnn bnnkers, $5,000; . a lady also gave
$1,00-3' by lhe hands of Wm. Wood. Esq.:
Jimes . Wadswortb, Esq-., cf Genesee.
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The Paris correspondent ot the London
Aria relates the lollowinf marvellous stoty:
-You would be much amused by the various
gossiping si or ies which are afloat in the sa-".
loons ol Paris at this tnomeiit. They te
iniud me of all the wild tumors which weie
current just at the period of the first revolu
tion, some of which have been handed down
io us wilh such teatful exactness; by the me- y
tnoirsof lhe lime. Among others I may
quote one which 1 heard last night from the
lips of a gcuileman who described himself as
an eye-wiiuess of the whole scene, and
whose character for tiuth is unimpeachable -The
adveuture happened last summer; whilo
the whole of the ex-royal family were gath
ered together at Neutlly. The jiersoii who ;
iold me the story had been invited to dinner
by Louis Puiliippe, along with Dr. B., wbv
had been summoned to wait upon the young .
Duke Phill'pe ot Wurtemberg, who had
been menaced wilh an attack ot. the croup
io which he has beeti from his birth alarming- ;
ly subject. Tbe dinner was an early one
accotding to the lautier aller habits of the' ;
royal family when at Neuilly, and alter the' ,
repast the whole cumpauy, instead of ad-
jou ruing to the drawing room, strolled out 1
upou I he grass plot betöre the entrance to en
joy the beauty of the eveuing and tbe cool
ness oi the setting sun alter the burning beat . '
of the day. Dr. B , in addition to his great v,
skill in the management .of children, isb ' '
one of the first magueiizers in Paris, and the '
conversation, as is always lbesC9se when he '
is present, turned upou magnetism. lie told t
many wonderful tales, of course, concerning.,
lhe clairvoyance of some ol his patients, and
tbe extraordinary power in foretelling thefu-. .
iure ot others, until, being pressed by.-, the
king, he looke d aro nd to see if any among
the company Uora outward sign of any great '
susceptibility to magnetic influence, lie lies- ;
iiated, when lhe king bade him name the .
person who would be most likely to be clair
voyant in the company. There is one per
son present said the dostor,4who possesses
in a most extraordinary degree every symp
tom of this peculiat faculty. . Madame , La
Princess de Joinville would,l am sure aston- .
ishus, would she hut submit to 'the trial.
Curiosity bad been much excited by the va
rious wonderful tales ufilie magnetizer, and
the whole of the youthful pot i ion of the roy
al family united in tbe supplication , to the
princess to allow him lo tiy hisskill. : After
some little reluctance, counecied, I. believe, ,
with teligioos scruples, the fair princess con-
sented to the experiment. 'She was seated ,
said my inloimaut, 'upon a raised mound of.
grass, funned around the bise ot a -wide-threading
oak; she had thrown over, her
head the scarf ol daik blue crape which she
had worn upon her neck, aud as she , leaned
against lhe tiee her pale thin features and
shadowy form made her look dreamy .and J .
spiritual, a being just fitted to hold commu
nion wilh another woild. In a moment fand',
I believe with no other ceremony than the
placing of his thumb against hers, did she
realize the doctor's prevision, and fall into as '
deep a magiieticslumber anil was possible
to witness. Tne re was a "deep silence among
the persons gathered iherr, aud the . doctor
having addicssed a few questions to her,
turned to demand which member of the fam?
ily would like lo consult her iu the name of
the rest. Madam Adelaide (since dead) it
was who volunteered, aud to her questioning
did lhe paiient reply with such truth con
cerning the past that -he felt emboldened lo
consult her wilh tegard lo the future. 1 give
you my honor as a gentleman,' added my in-,
lurmaiit.'thal in that scene every event
which has happened with such fearful rapidi
ty to astonish and confound us all was tore
told with most awful precision. The ' day,
the hour ol the ti ght was named, as well as
the despoilment of lhe Tuillerie?; the secre
ting ol the diamonds once belonging to the
crown of lhe Emperor by a person about ihe
court, (they have not been lound,) and a sec
ond catastrophe, not far distant, and' which
concerns the Orleans family nlone. ;.?You
name me no!,' said Madame Adelaide"; 'with'' -whom
am I to fly?' You will remain calm-;
ly and peaceably in France," replied the som
nambule, at which observation the king lauh-'
ed and said that this last propht cy was suffi
cient lo betray the fallacy of the whole, as
his sister would be incapable of dejertinjr
them in the hour ot peril.1 I hate heard this
story from two or three individuals, aid from
one who declares himself io have been tn
eye-witness to the scene, and have uoieasou
tu doubl its accuracy.91
A cargo of baby-jumpers was sent fiani
Boston to Cuba, a lew days ago. Incur
juvenile days, beich rods were the only ba:
by-jumpers in use. Most ' effective ones
they were.
WWe are authorized to announce JOHN SPlfCEl!
as a candidate for a scat in the Lower i louse of lie
next Legislature, at the ensuing election.
CCrWe are authorized to announce WILLIAM
WHITTLESKY as a candidate for a scat in the
next Legislature. rnar25-
AC. HALLOCK has erected a fine Soda Fotin-
tain for the accommodation of the public .and
requests thoac who appreciate a cooling drink in a
hot, dusty day. to give him a call. - :
Also constantly on hand pure. Clue Lick. Water
from the Drcnnon (Ky.) Jpringa. . . r. my 2G
- ice! icei: . . i; ;
1 JNSTANTLY iept for retailing at thenusre ef .'r
may p, y ;ALUL & liOWpa., v.?
k ... .
uj virtue ot an erfler ot the I rob ate Court of
Vanderburgh County, made at tbe May term, 1819,
of said county, I will on the 24th day Jif June, 1848,
between the hours of 10 o'clock a. m., and 6 O'flock,
r. m., of eaid day, at tbe door of the Court Houses in
tbe City of Cvansvillo. offer at public auction, the fol
lowing described tracts of land or town-Ioia being the
land the late Cot'eib Faas, d;cd Kized, randy, the
north half of Iota number ten, eleven and twelve, in
block number one hundred and eleven . in Lenasco
City, in ihe county oi Var.derburgli and ötete cf.ln
diana. - . - .
7fEBW? cr ?'LE- A credit of three month for one
naif, and eix months lor the other half will be given,
by the purchaser giving his note with approved eocu
rity, waiirg all reliet from appraif-ttmrjt or. valua-
won laws... . - MAK TIN CHMOLL.Anm'r..
Hßy Jims .Walsix hi Auv
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