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The Squatter Soycrcip.
"The South, and her Institutions."' STKHTGFELIiOW & KELLEY, Editors. Atfcmso!, ilansas ter:, TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1855. Oir oraJLcvtloxx . Over FOR PRESIDENT, Hon: David R -Atchison. of Missouri. FOR DELEGATE TO CONGRESS, GEN. J. W. WHITFIELD Subject to the Decision of the Squatter . . Sovereigns, at the Polls. .. 'I : - Sustain Us:' v -.. The ' election in this Territory ha ving terminated with such' disastrous results to the Abolitionists, and with such credit to the Southern citizens, the pro-slavery press in Kansas may with propriety come in for their share of the honor' As for ourselves, we want for our beward, the well-wishes and support of our pro-slavery friends. If Is all important that we should have papers of the " right stripe" in the Territory ; and it is evident that, for a year or two, they must be supported by the South. "We then ap peal to our friends for that material aid, which is so necessary to the success of a newspaper. We shall strive to make the Squatter Sovereign what the true Southern . man1 would wish it an uncompromising pro-slavery print and with this end in view, we appeal to our friends to sustain us. Governor Seeder. , In forwarding to the Judges of the Elec tion the names of the legal voters in this District, Gov. Reeder was careful to put on the list the name of no person south of Independence creek. Out of the two hun dred citizens of Atchison, we could not find one recorded upon that paper. Even Ave, who have not been out of the Territory since the election of Whitfield, were not honored with a place on that precious doc ument; but, through the kindness of the judges, we were allowed to deposit a vote in the same box that received the tickets of those whom the Governor appointed to do the entire voting of the District. . Such partiality in the Governor of a State or Territory, is of too serious a na ture to be permitted to pass unnoticed. If the present Administration does not look into tire actions of this worthy official- judge him according to Ids works, and mete out his punishment accordingly, we shall be forced to admit, a3 has been charg ed, that it is as unjust and dishonest, as Reeder is hottex and corrupt ! ' ESS" Now that the election is over, and the Governor's forces have been complete ly routed, we suppose, after he has buried his dead and cared for the wounded, he will turn his attention to matters of State We hope that he will, at an early day, call the Legislature together, and se them to work. A vast amount of legislating has to be done, and the sooner they get at it the' Better.' We . would suggest the 15th ot April lor tae meeting or the same. What say you, Governor? Publication or the United States Laws.- Wo have been notified by Secre tary Marcy, that the " Squatter Sovereign1 has Wen selected to publish" the laws of the United' States, passed by the second session of the thirty-third Congress. We shall, in compliance with the above notifi cation, commence ' the publication in our next issue. Most of the laws will be in teresting to all of our readers, and we think will pay a perusal. . ' The Levee. The workmen engaged on the wharf are making fine progress. When the plans are executed, we will have one of the best steamboat landings on the river.' The business of our town is such, thai we are compelled to have a large le vee The one truder progress of comple tion will, we think, answer our purposes exceedingly well. '- ; JK3 Friend Chalis, on ' the Levee, is doing a. fine business just now, in the way of selling goods. V We dropped into his etore a day or two since, and were sur prised to see the crowd that were waiting for their time to purchase.. No wonder people come here to : trade. It is natural for a man to deal where he can do best. v The Warehouse. A large force of Mormons, undercharge of Mr. Siler, are : busily engaged on the large warehouse, being erected by the Town Company. The ; c-arpenters work will be finished in a vtr few days after the foundation is completed, and in less than twenty days, the building wiil be ready for occupancy. That's the way they do business in Atchison. &y.Coinmodoro Perry gets from Con fess an extra 820,000 a handsome ad dition to the services -of fiate, &o., being v- &&rV& elsrarheVeV -' ' ItANSAS ELECTION. have met the Enemy, and , tliey are Ours!!" The entire forces of Abolitionism; Eeed-erism,- Free-Soilisrn, and other isms combined, completely, ..Routed. . Kan sas declare! in favor of Slavery. - - We have the satisfaction and pleasure of recording one of the. - most brilliant po litical victories ever accomplished, by . any party. Kansas has spoken in thunder-tones, and repudiated our Ffeesoil Governor, and his allies. She. has taken a noble stand in the Pro-Slavery ranks,' and there she will remain forever ! " The combined forces of Abolitionism, Freesoilism, and lieederism made a" desperate effort to carry the-Territorial Legislature, but their exertions prov ed unavailing, against the true men of the South. We have battered down all oppo sition, and Kansas how stands pre-eminent as one of the Southern constellation." " We have met the enemy and they are ours!" And for that act, we deserve, and will no doubt receive, the heartfelt thanks of the entire South. - : Below will be found the; returns as far as heard from. -These districts were con sidered the most doubtful, and as we'have succeeded in them, we may reasonably ex pect that every district has returned Pro Slavery members. FOUKTEEXTH DISTRICT DONIPHAN PRECINCT. FOR COUNCILMAN. , John W. FoasiiAN, Pro-Slavery Nominee, 313 FOR REPRESENTATIVES. J. If. String fellow, Pro-Slavery Nom., 313 292 18 4 2 30 25 Richard L. Kmx, " ' Joel Ryan. Independent Pro-Slavery, 1. V ANDEKSLICK, " " S. K.-Miller, " G. A. Cutler, Freesoiler, John Landis, ' NEMAHA PRECINCT. FOR COUNCILMAN. J. W. Foreman, Pro-Slavery Nom. 61 IS 50 1 14 13 rOR REPRESENTATIVES. J. II. Stringfeelow, Pro-Slavery Richard L. Kirk, " Joel, Ryan, Independent P. S. G. A. Cutler, Free-Soiler,' John Landis. " From Wolf River Precinct, we have not the official votes; but learn that some sixty five were polled, five of which were Free soil. BURR-OAK PRECINCT. There was no opposition, except for Councilman. Maj. W. P. Richardson, Pro-Slavery candidate received 234 votes, and John H. Whitehead, Free-Soiler, 68. Messrs. Joel P. Blair and G. W. Water son, were the Representatives elected. In the Kickapoo and Ft. Leavenworth Districts, there was no opposition to the Pro-Slavery candidates, and in the Law rence District , the hot-bed of Abolitionism, the Pro-Slavery vote was five to one. "Glory enough for one day!" Governor Reeder's Popularity. We venture the assertion, that out of the three hundred and forty-six votes polled at the precin't in this District, not five out of the number could be induced to endorse Gov Reeder. We have never seen in any community, such a fueling against an ex ecutive officer. What is the hardest, we have no means of redress. Unlike the citizens in our neighboring fctates, we have no say-so in the selection of our offi cers, and have to put up witli any broken down politician the President may saddle upon us. v e looic upon uov. lieeuer as the tail end of a miserable broken down set of politicians, who had been borinu the President for office since his inaugu ral, and who was sent here to Kansas, to be killed off, and his supplications for office put an end to. Pierce looks upon Kansas as a political slaughter Pen, and free soil candidates for office of long standing, are assigned the Governorship of this territory with the xmderstanding that tLe Adminis tration is not responsible for life or limb. If the feeling against the Governor is not soon lulled, the storm will raise to such a pitch, that a vacancy in the Gubernatorial chair of Kansas will be the result. EST The' election in this District pass ed off very quietly. Free Soilers as a general thing, acted wise and kept away from the polls. There was but one fight on the ground, and that originated from some dispute about a claim. The combat ants, three Brothers on the one side, and a double-fisted Missourian on the other were about equal in strength, and were all game to the back-bone. Knives, rocks, and bil lettsof wood were freely used, and blood, as a matter of consequence flowed in pro fusion. Had net the crowd interfered, the single man would have succeeded in de molisliing his antagonists. . g5F"It is only necessary to examine the vote given at the late election in this dis trict, to ste what a palpable swindle has been perpetrated on the teopie of this Dis trict by our honest and impartial Gover nor.' Instead of two Representatives and one Ceuncihnan, we should have been al lowed at least four members of the Lower House and two Councilmcn. But Reeder 'owns no lands in this section of the coun try, and for that reason, we are to be ex communicated ; counted as 3Iissonrians, or citizens of other States, and be excluded from a full representation. . : Free-soilers are " getting too nu merous in out neighborhood. They" mu3t he smoked cut. " ProbabIeUurder of & Wifb Jiyite Una- j . r -v band. .'S'-r?'- ? A man by the name of Million , near the Wolf River Agency, in" this Territory, "was arrested last week by thef citizens tof that vicinity, on suspicion of having "shot his wife. . Thecircumstances as related to us are,- that Million and his wife were in the woods together, when, according to the first story- told by - Million j they separated, he leaving his wife , to go home ; bray when he rV:rned, not finding her at hofnehe aroused the neighbors to go in search. iThe womari was found shot through theTreast, and the neighbors being suspicious of foul play, charged 1 the husband, with having killed his wife; and; he" finally confessed that his gnnSrent off accidentally and shot her, thereby f causing her death. - They were known to have had difficulties, arid it wa3 believed that he had been engaged in counterfeiting or horse-stealing, or perhaps both, and she had threatened to inform upon him, and hence, the commission of the desperate act Million -has been sent to Fort Leavenworth to await an investi gation of the matter by the proper author ities. - ' -;-.., :,... .. . ..' - .',... : Reeder beat at his owsoame. -Mister Governor R eeder , after gerryman dering, swindling, cutting out, taking off, putting on, throwing in, and taking out of this District, has succeeded in getting his forces handsomely whipped.1 We only re gret that he' was not here to receive the denunciations of an outraged people. There is a feeling raising in the Territory against the Governor, that only his absence will prevent a general outbreak. Revolu tion is in every moutli ; and, if the Presi dent still persists in forcing Reeder upon us, God only knows what the consequences will be. We hope ; we pray that we may be spared tie necessity of such desperate measures ; but, if .we are left the alterna te of living under a despotic government, or of choosing a more honorable mode of freeing ourselves, we are plain to admit that we shall choose the latter course. In the language of Patrick Henry "Give us liberty, or give us death." The Warrensburg News is the title of a new paper just started in the city of Warrensburg, Johnson county, Missouri, by Messrs. Stoops & Chinn. The News makes a very creditable appearance , in nevvspaperdoin, and is edited with marked ability. We wish the enterprising editors all the success they desire, and hope the citizens of Johnson county will appreciate the necessity of sustaining a paper of the " right stripe" in the county. Subscription price, 82 00 in advance. . , $5?" The following communication was received too late for insertion last week: Great Nemaha Agency, ) March 29th, 1855. Dear Sir: I am no longer a candidate. I am unwilling that my name shall be used if it shall in any way jeopardize the success of the Tro-Slavery party. Very respectfully, Your obt. sevt. ' Thos. J. VANDERSLICE. The attention of the Missouri riv er Merchants is directed to the advertise ment of N. G. Caldwell, of : Arrow Rock, Mo. . Mr. Caldwell is an extensive Man ufacturer of Stcne-ware, and the quality of his ware, together with the prompt man ner, in which he fills all orders, is a suffi' cient reason to induce us to believe that Merchants will find it to their advantage to patronize Mr. C. ' JESSr The Star Spangled Banner, a lit erary paper,4 published in Boston, Mass., at two dollars per annum, in advance, is one of the cheapest papers in the country, It is weekly fiiled with interesting novels, and miscellaneous matter, and makes an interesting family newspaper. A speci men copy can be seen at this office. " T?2rNotwithstanding,' our Governor's whisky Proclamation, Toddv of all kinds could be obtained within thirty feet of the polls. Men who were not in the habit of indulging: , to s:iov their contempt for the Governor, and their perfect disrespect for such atyramcal command, were seen fre qucntly "practicing at the Bar." , There is two hundred pounds of mail matter sent frpra Atchison, K. T. weekly, and yet there is no Post Office in the place. There are no mail routes in this portion of the Territory, and all mail matter has to be forwarded to De '"Kalb Mo., a distance of twelve mile3. We are truly, a favored people. COf Attention is directed to the adver tisement of the sale of lots in Doniphan, K. T. Here Js a rare chance for specu lation. Money invested in River Towns, is bound to pay good interest. See ad vertisement, and further, attend on day of sale. EST" Both of the terry boats at this place have been busy during the past two weeks, crossing emigrants. Most ' of the people moving into the Territory are from Missouri, and brmg hogs, &c, &c.. Over one hundred fanxffies. crossed last .week. SF The publication of the Jefferson Examiner has been resumed. Mr. Chas. J. Coram has taken charge of the editorial department. We wish the Examiner suc cess. " ' -. EST Several fights .came off- in our town during the last week. We noticed a fellow yesterday, with his eye in his hand, inquiring for the man " who threw the last Th Slave Case in , Wisconsin., We find in the National Intelligencer, of the 8th . instant," the following ' article from the N. Y. Journal of Commerce, in relation to the Wisconsin slave case?" "It will be remembered by -our readers that several months since S. M. Booth was arrested at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the charge of aiding and abetting in the es cape of a fugitive slave from St. Louis, named Glover, who was-forcibly taken by a mob of Abolitionsts from the custody of a deputy United States Marshall. Subse quently Booth was;- on a - writ -of - habeas corpus, brought before Judge Smithy and by him set at liberty, on the ground that'the fugitive slave law was unconstitutional. This decision having been carried ' up" to tie Supreme Court of Wisconsin, that tri bunal sustained and affirmed the opinion of Judge Smith. ' This decision was ren dered, on the 19th of July last, and the next day Booth was arrested by the Fed eral authorities tinder an indictment found against him nine days v previous by the Grand Jury of the United States Court at Madison Wisconsin, for aiding the es cape of the fugitive Under this indict ment Booth was recently tried, convicted, and sentenced to pay a fine of one thou sand dollars and to be imprisoned for one month. John Rvcraft, for being concern ed in the same 'affair, was sentenced to pay a fine of two hundred dollars -and be imprisoned ten days. - Under this sentence of the United States District Court the convicts Were lodged in jail at Milwaukee. It now appears that they have been let out by the State Supreme Court on the ground wliich the same court had taken before, viz: that the fugitive slave law under which the prisoners were convicted is unconstitutional. "We take it for granted - that the case will now go to the Supreme Court of the United States, with a view mainly ' to test, in an authoritative manner, the constitu tionality of said law. The result cannot be doubtful; for nearly all the Northern Judsres of that Court, in their individual capacity, as Judges of the United States Circuit or District Courts, have had occa sions to pronounce their opinions on the subject, and those opinions are unanimous in favor of the constitutionality of the law. The same is true, we believe, of every State court which has pronounced upon it, with the single exception of the courts of Wisconsin. The interference of the latter courts in arrest of the judgment of a Uni ted States court, and even to annul the sentence of such court, is, to say the least a very bold act, and shows the necessity of abetter understanding of the rights and duties of the United States courts, re spectively, within the same limits. 'Since writing the above a telegraphic despatch has been received from Chicago conveying the intelligence that the Supreme Court of Wisconsin has acquitted both Booth and Rycraft, on the ground that the indictment against them was illeral." Appointments. The following appointments have been made by the President and confirmed by the Senate. John A. Parks Register of Land Office in Nebraska ; Ely Moore Register of Land office in Kansas. receivers or public monevs. Thomas C. Shoemaker, of Kansas Ter ritory, for the d 'strict of land subject to sale in that Territory. Addison R. Gilmore, of Nebraska Ter ritory, for district of lands subject to sale in that Territory. ' Joseph L. Haywood of Utah, to be Mar shal of the United States for the Territory of Utah, whose term of service has ex pired. Eii R. Doyle, of Nebraska, to be Mar shall of the United States for the Territory of Nebraska, in place of Mark W. Izard, resigned. ... . - , .; INDIAN AGENTS. Maxwell McCaslin of Pennsylvania, for Osage River Agency, vice Ely Moore. Benjamin F. Robinson, of Kansas Ter ritory, for Delaware Indians. :.. . John Montgomery, of Kansas Territory, for Kansas tribe of Indians. John W. Whitfield,"bf Kansas Territo ry, for Upper Kansas Indians. ;'-. . . Edwin A. C. Hatch, of Minnesota Ter ritorjr, for the Blackfeet and other neigh boring tribes. : , . s . . ;; fgg A young married lady in Cincin nati, who has a brother in California, dreamed she saw him, in his miner's hat, rise from his bed and " seize a pistol and bowie knife, and immediately afterwards saw a human hand, with a dagger in it thrust through an aperture at the head of the bed and strike upon the pillow,! when the brother with his knife severed the hand from the arm. . A yell followed, and the brother looked through the aperture, saw there was but one, and rushed but and found him dying, having; thrust another knife into las body, and dragging him to the light found him to be a Mexican. The lady told her dream, and by the late mail from California all the cirewmstances of it were verified by letters as having occurred on the night of December 6. ; . -. ESS The largest salary paid to any bank officer in. the, city of New York is said to be 6000; -but some have perquis ites amounting to a very handsome addi tion .to their regular . pay. . When Mr. Fiske was cashier of the American Ex change Bank, with a salary of SG,000, his income from sales of exchange and other perquisites amounted to nearly $ 10,000 in acdiaon to nis saiasy. Arrival of the Africa. Astovniing Jiics; the Emperor of Russia ..Dead I Great ' ExcUemeniPeact An ticipaied. '' ' ;: ' ' ' Halifax, March 15,. 18o-5 ' - The Royal Mail Steamship" Africa.Cap tain Harrison, has arrived at this port, en route for Boston. She left Liverpool on her regular day, the 3rd inst. Her advi ces are consequently four days later than those received by the Pacific. . : " . Y I The news is of the most startling charac ter. ,"r The Emperor of Russia is dead. "'He expired suddenly at 10 o'clock on the mor ning of the 3rd insf. The event created the greafest excitement. No details have been received, but there is no doubt of the fact, it was announced in the House of Lords on Friday night by Lord Clarendon, and in the House of Commons by Lord Palmerston. Surmises are afloat that1 he was assassinated, but it is thought he died of apoplexy after an attack of. influenzal His illness .- was known in England before the news of his death was received, and caused a slight rise in the funds. The effect of the death of course had not transpired when the Africa left Liver pool. - '' - - ' . The Vienna Conference was to open on the 5th inst., and peace expectations were daily growing stronger. ' - , From the seat of war there is no news: of the least importance. ' Acquisition of Cuba. -. We find in the New York Times the of ficial report of the American Delegation composing the Ostcnd conference, James Buchanan, John Y. Mason and Pier re Soule. ', . : , We clip the following significant extracts from this report : ..... We have arrived at the conclusion and are thoroughly convinced that an immedi ate and earnest effort, ought to . be made by the Government of the United States to purchase uua irom epam at any price for wliich it can be obtained, not exceeding the sum of dollars. t . ,.." .'.--Indeed the Union can never enjoy re pose,' nor possess reliable security, as long as Cuba is not embraced within its boundaries. Its immediate acquisition by our Gov ernment is of paramount importance, and we cannot doubt but that it is a consuma- tion devoutly wished for by its inhabitants. '""' . After we shall have offered Spain a price tor Cuba far bej'ond its present val ue, and this shall have been relused, it will then be lime to consider the question does Cuba in the possession of Spain, se riously endanger our internal , peace and the existence of our cherished Union? Should this question be answered in the affirmative, then by every law, human and divine, we shall be justified in wrest ing it from Spain, if we possess the power. And this upon the very same principal that would justify an individual in tearing down the, burning house of his neighbor if there were no other means of preventing the flames Irom destroying his own home. It will be seen by this that the deter mination to acquire Cuba is only strength ening with time. Whatever may be the result, for good or evil, we . cannot say ; but that Cuba is to belong to the United States, sooner or later is very probable. Women's Rights in New Hamp shire. A Miss Caroline S. Freeman, of Manchester, New-Hampshire, avows that she has certain inalienable rights, notwith standing she was not born a " boj'-baby," and among others the right to seek as well as accept a husband. She concludes her declaration of independence as follows : "Against thosa exclusive privileges on the part of the other sex, I, with thous ands of others of my own sex in this city, earnestly protest. And I am authorised in their name, and in their behalf, to de clare that, on and, after the 4th of July, A.D., 1855, we proclaim and publish to the world our independence from all such cruel and unchristian restriction. And this is to give timely notice to all single gentle men (widowers, excluded) of industrious and temperate'habits in this city, that they must improve the fe w remaining months to the best advantage ; for, after the incom ing of the immortal Fourth, we, the work ing sisterhood of Manchester, will show what woman can do in this great, hereto fore restricted commerce of love, by gal lanting around modest youth, making dec larations and popping questions." Poor Boy's College. The printing office has indeed proved a better college to many a poor boy, has graduated more use ful and conspicuous members of society, has brought more intellect and turned it into practical, useful channels, awakened more mind, generated more active and elevated thought, than many of the literary colleges of the country. How many a dunce has passed through these colleges with no tan gible proof of hfs fitness other than his in animate'; piece of parchment ; himself,; if possible, nore inanimate, than his leather diploma ! : There is something in the very atmosphere of a printing office calculated to awaken the mind and inspire a thirst for knowledge. . A boy who commences in such a school, will have his talents and ideas brought out ; if he has no mind to be drawn out, the boy himself will be dnven out. JV. Y. Globe. . , r. The defects of the mind, like those of the body", grow worse as we grow old. Old Soldier's Bounty Land BilL - The bill ffrantinff bounty lands to cfu cers, soldiers, seamen, volunteers, &c, who have been the service of the United States during: anv of its wars, or, if diseased, to their" widows , or minor s- children,., which passed the House of RepresentauveS'-on the 27th ult. was passed, finally in the Sen-' ate on the 2d inst. It will, without doubt, receive the President's signature and be come a law. - It is a measure which inter ests many of our readers, and by the at tention of a" friend who has earnestly la bored for its succes, we are enabled to pub lish a correct copy of the bill as it passed the Senate.- -It is as follows:. - . - :. AN. ACT in addition to certain acts grant - ing bounty land to certain officers and sol diers who have been engaged in the mili tary service of the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House o f Representatives of the Lnued States of Jlmericain congress assembled. That each of the surviving commissioned and non-commissioned-officers musicians and privates, whether of regulars, .volunteers, rangers, or mititia, who regularly mustered into the service of the United States, and every offi cer, commissioned and non-commissioned, seamen ordinary, seaman, marine, clerk, and landsman in the navy, in any of the wars in which this country has been en gaged since 1790, and each of the survivors of the militia, or volunteers, or State troops of any State or Territory, called into mili tary service, and regularly mustered there in, and whose services have been paid by the United States subsequent to the ISth day of June, 1S12 shall be entitled to re ceive a certificate or warrant from the De partment of the Interior for 160 acres of land; and where, any of those who have so been mustered into service and paid shall have received a certificate or warrant, he shall be entitled to a certificate or warrant for such quantity of land as will make, in the whole, with Avhat he may have hereto fore received, 160 acres to each person having served as aforesaid: Provided, The person so having been in service shall not receive said land warrant if it shall appear by the muster rolls of , his regiment or corpse that he deserted, or was dishonor ably discharged from service. - . Sec. 6. Jlnd be it further enacted, That in case of the death of any person, who, if living, would be entitled to a certificate or warrant as aforesaid under this acrf leav ing a widow, or if no widow, a minor child or children, such widow, or if no widow, such minor child or children, shall be en titled to receive a certificate' or warrant for the same quantity of land that such deceas ed person would be entitled to receive un der the provisions of this act if now living: Provided, That a subsequent marriage shall not impair the right of any such widow to sucn warrant n sue De a wiuow ai me lime of making her application: Jlnd provided further, That those shall be considered mi nors who are so at the tune this act shall take effect. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in no case shall any such certificates or warrant be issued for any service less than 14 days, except where the person shall ac tually have been engaged in battle and un less the party claiming such certificate or warrant shall establish his or her right thereto by - record evidence of said ss vice. - Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That said certificates or warrants may be assign ed, transferred, and located by .the war rantees, or their heirs-at-iaw, according to the provisions of existing law's regluating the assignment, transfer, and location of bounty-land warrents. Sec 5. And be it further enacted, That no warrant issued under : the provisions of this act shall be located on any public lauds except such as shall at the time be subject to sale at either the minimun or lower graduated prices. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted. That the registers and receivers of the several land- offices shall be severally authorized to charge and receive for their services in locating all warrants under the provisions of tins act the same compensation for per centage to which they are entitled by law for sales of the public lands, for cash, at the rate of one ' dollar and twenty-five cents per acre. The aid compensation, to be paid by the assignees or holders of such warrants. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of this act, and all the boun tyjand laws heretofore passed by Congress, shall be extended to Indians, in the same manner and to the same extent as if the said Indians had been white men. Sec. 8. And be it further enactedt That the widows of officers and soldiers of the revolutionary war be entitled to the bene fits of this act. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the benefits of this act shall be applied to and embrace those who served as volun teers at the invasion of Plattsburg, in Sep tember, 1814. Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of this act shall apply to the chaplains who served with the army in the several wars of the country. Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of this act shall apply to those who served as volunteers at the at tack on Lewiston, in Delaware, by the British fleet, in the war of 1812-15. . . Murder by a King. A continental correspondent of the London MorningAd vertiser writes : "A very unfortunate event has just occurred at the Hague an event of so distressing a nature that I should hes itate to narrate it, but that it comes to me from, unquestionable authority. The King of Holland lately went to visit one of . his mistresses, and found one of his aide-decamps closeted with her. The King rushed upon the officer and subbed 'him; the wound, it is said, , has proved fatal, and great exertions are being made in high places to keep this, horrible , tragedy from the public" We have not seen this or any similar statement elsewhere. :. " Kossuth and the United States. The New York Times contains a letter from Kossuth not at all complimentary to this country and it3 people." He says in effect that we were ruled by old fogies un der Mr. Fillmore's administration, and that things are not a whit better under that of President Pierce. Kossuth is no doubt considerably chagrined because we failed to take his advice ' r '-'-' ' Cause ci the War. . . A correspondent says he' ha3 -written ta several editors mquiring the cause of present war in Europe, but that they have failed to enlighten him. . He now an. plies to us. . It is a long story, if told in V style of British Reviewers and Journalise- 1 but told in Yankee style, it is a very sLorf I one. Nicholas cf Kussia . coveted V;. neighbor's turkey, and, considering hi. self the best "knife" arid" fork" hv Eiitv 1 proposed to himself the agreeable task rs f roasting and carving his neighbor's fat fowir But he knew that John Bull troubled with an excellent appetite, and was a famous carver, and that,- to secure his good will, an invitation to share in the feast would be necessary. So .Nicholas gave brother John a very,politeand spe- cial invitation. . . . 'John, however, had a very sensitive and k jealous neighbor, named Xouis, and he I knew trouble would come of it ' : if ' Louis was not also invited ; and . he hinted as i much to Nicholas. Pooh, poohf said Nick, flattering John's vanity; "Fand you" (Nicholas always names himself first) can manage the Turkey famously ourselves. Neighbor Joseph (he isn't much at any rate), will be satisfied with a 'wing, and you shall have a 'foot 'and a piece of the neck.' Now, how will that suit- jour It didn't suit John at all. - He saw that Nich olas was bent on having the 'lion's share,' and he resolved to be a liori in the, wav. So concealing. Lis chagrin, he reproved I Nicholas mildly oh the" sm of stealing his r neighbor's Turkey just at that time ! and hastened to inform Louis of what was 'up' ".".".'.v.. ' , ' '. ' . r . ' . . Louis was thrown into a towering passion t by the slight attempted to be put upon him and immediately wrote Nicholas alerter in , which he protested against the proposed I disposition of the Turkey. So, as certain chroniclers, are in -the habit of saying-, "One "word brought ori" another, until ike I disputants came to blows; -but why they permitted their passions to carry them so I far is, we think, at present, not very clear f to their own minds. At antrate, the real cause of the quarrel was the Turkey. Had there been no Turkey to be v coveted or t quarrelled about, there would, of course,! have been no quarrel. W e hope our cor- respondent is enlightened. JV. Y. Sun. V The Abolitionists of Boston and ! they now constitute a large majority cf j 1 the population of that city are persever- : L i imr in their efforts for the removal of ; Judge Loring from the bench, on account of bis having acted as commissioner under . the fugitive slave act. The Judge, it will be recollected, is the gentleman who was f . a candidate for a professorship in the Har- vard University, and was defeated by the Abolition members of the board of that S institution. .. .... . It seems that the Boston people arc us- - "j ing all their efforts to widen the" breach t i between the North and the South, by cv- j : ery possible expedient, however contempt- l -i ible. , " S. I The War m be Prosecuted Vigoe ouslt. Private letters received in New York, by the Baltic, dated London, Satur day noon, just before the steamer sailed, mention current rumors then prevailing, to the effect that all peace negotiations be tween allies and Russia had been brokf a off, and that the former were determined to prosecute the war with renewed vigvr and energy. It was expected that anoth er great battle would soon be fought at Sc bastopol; more depending, however, upon the anxiety of the Russians, to fight their opponents. Mrs. Alonso Davenport and one hun dred and forty-two other ladies of New Bedford have presented a petition to the legislature of Massachusetts praying for the establishment of a Female Medical College. They say that, as the men of Massachusetts all confess that they are "Know-Nothings," it is time that the wo men should endeavor to know something, and especially such, knowledge as con cerns their own sex. A WrirE's Devotion. On Saturday evening last, says the Franklin (La.) Banner, Charles Bernard, who was con victed of manslaughter in the District Court, a few weeks since, . and was con fined in jail, on the ground of informality in the trial, made his escape from custody by donning, it is said, the dress of a fe male, most probably that of his wife, who was discovered to be a prisoner in his stead, on the following morning. , 3- Professor Dugas, in the Medical College of Georgia, a few days since, had to extirpate a tumor on the back, weigh ing ten pounds. He surrounded the base of the' tumor with the freezing mixture for four or five minutes, which so obtunded the sensibility of the parts that the opera tion "was performed with comparatively lit tle pain. ' . ,. ; . . -;., . - A Goon- Peace tor Pointers. Tie Legislature of Iowa has passed an act fix ing the price of public printing in that State. For composition seventy cents per thousand ems, and twice that sum for rule and figure work. For presswork seventy cents per token of 240 impressions. For blanks SI 50 fox the first quire, and fifty cents per quire for the additional number. Faeeingofp in Goed. Advices from Australia say that the falling off in gold receipts for nine months of last year, were upKvards of seven million cf" collars. - f - if ai E Ji AI VJ -J ? , PI 4' J c : Ji x ri ; s I Tl i lI Tj 4 n AI P CJ- B i J 1 li Af 1! F 4 1 u n1 i c4 or ! 4 i i i CI is t. 5 - : K.,, f - : t. ini j n ia fCrf Jk i -