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From the Weston Argus, April 23.
WAB IN KANSAS.
Hevgs of a tv interesting' character,
nave just reached qs. The traitors of
Kansas, are again tinder farms. 'Again
the legal authorities- are openly defied
again Gow Shannon has found it necesaa
Jty td call upon the military forces to assist
in the vindication of the civil authorities.
We imagine that fields of conflagration
and carnage fumes of sulphur and blood,
will rise before the fantistic vision and
salute the, acute olfactories rof a few d&;
laded fanatics, (or rather, we; should 6ay,
scoundrels and hypocrits,) on reading the
Above caption. w.The howl of. fanaticism,
the cant of hypocracy, will again sweep
over -the country. L The cry of " Sharp's
Rifles, and " shrieks for freedom, will
again ring through the North. But this
time it is not the " Border Ruffians," whose
footsteps on the virgin soil of Kansas, were ;
so lately marked by " blood,. rapine, and ,
-murder," that are called upon. No: the j
United States troops, " who keep step to j
the music of the Union, are to deal with
these lords of humanity.
The facts, we are informed, are as fol
lows: Ex-Governor Reeder, on his arrival at
Lawrence, obeying the- instructions of
Seward, Banks & Co., summoning all the
courage of his dastardly soul, harrangued
tbe fanatics of that place, counceling re
sistance to the ciril authorities, to disre
gard the laws of the Territory, and place
themsehes in open rebellion ! ; - -
On Wednesday.S. J. Jones, the Sheriff
of Douglas County, was ordered to go to
Lawrence and arrest S. N. Wood and
several others, who some time since, were
indicted for stealing poll books fled from
the Territory and have just returned. On
the .arrival of Mr. Jones in .Lawrence,
Robinson, the California murderer, coun
cclled them to resist, and these deluded in
dividuals accordingly refused to accompany
Mr. Jones. .
- Gov. Shannon immediately sent a mes
senger to Fort Leavenworth, and Sumner
promptly dispatched twelve privates and
one corporal. It remains to be seen
whether they will place themselves in con
flict with the U. S. It may be as well
now, as at unother time, for these shival
rous gentlemen shivalrous at a distance
to learn that there .is law in Kansas
Territory, and that laws, will he enforced.
The citizens of Lawrence may yet live
long enough to thank Gov. Shannon for
calling upon the United States forces,' in
place of, the malitia. He give them fair
warning that if the stern yeomanry of
Kansas Territory, are again called upon
to leave their fields and families and
march to Lawrence, to crush out treason
and rebellion, it will be - no child's play.
As much as they dislike to shed the blood
of those who claim to be American citi
zens, we warn them now, that in the last
resort, many an abolition bone will bleechen
in the sun and many a traitor's carcass
will be- suspended between heaven and
earth. We believe the Gov, will do his
duty. ; - . .
Wo also learn that the investigating
committee commenced its session at Le
compton, bat since removed to Lawrence.
Rome U. S. troops made some arrests
at Lawrence, yesterday evening. While
"Sheriff Jones was guarding the prisoners,
he was shot by some cowardly assassin,
vnder overt of night. His physicians
think him dangerously wounded. General
Whitfield sent an Erpfess to Westport,
after his. wife. The Committee is at
Lawrence now. . , : x , ,
. LATEST STILL.
By express late yesterday evening, we
learn that five companies of U. S. troops,
left Fort Leavenworth, and are now on
their way to Lawrence. The high-minded
and chivalrous Jones, has died of his
wound. ' These are the legitimate results
of the harrangues of lleeder and Robin
son. Are these demoniac spirits longer
to bo allowed to roam over the Territory,
inciting miscreant wretches to such out
rageous deeds ?
We are informed that Reeder in partic
ular urged them to this course, assuring
them "that the entire North would stand
by them." We cannot, we dare not be
lieve that the North is so lost to every
tense of honor and respect as to. longer
give such miscreancy council of favor.- We
confess that these fanatics have gone to an
unexpected excess. It would not surprise
us if Jones death was terribly avenged.
Again we repeat, that we have full iaith
in Governor Shannon's firmness. We
await in anxiety the result.' ' '
Egf Some Knownething papers in the
South are striving to create the impression
that the Twelfth Section of the Platform,
was not discarded by a direct vote , on the
question. Bnt this is not true. 1 'Here are
In the National Council, Mr. Brewster,
of Massachusetts, offered the following;.
Whereas, the twelfth section of the Na
tional platform adopted in June last, was
neither proposed by the South, nor sanc
tioned by the North ; therefore be it,
. Resolved, That tho said section is Tuere
ly stricken from the platform. '
On a call of the yeas and nays, on this
-preamble and resolution rescinding the
Twelfh Section, the vote stood, yeas 109,
NxvEtt sat die. Captain Ericson
has nearly completed a claroic engine to
furnish motive power to a large manufac
turing company in New York. . He has
constructed a 30 horse engine, for a party
in Europe. Scientific men who have, wit-
; nessed its operations, pronounce it a com
plete success. k-,
HoaatBLK. -A small bey had commit
.ted some offence a few days ago, in Cam
den, N. J.for which, he was arrested
und placed in a cell in the County Poor
House, where a crazy man was confined.
The; maniac, rinding the helpless child in
iu power, murdered him. v
Letters from Europe, give up all
hope of the steamship Pacific. It is said
the insurance offices there, had come to
ifce sarne ecad UBxoa. - 1 '
"The South, and her Institutions."
ATCHISON, KANSAS TER.,
' TUESDAY ; APRIL 29, 18567
TJie Best advertising,, lie
tlium in the Upper Country.
Agent for the Southern States.
Col. SILAS WOODSON", who is now visit
ing the Southern States, is duly authorized to
act as agent for the Squatter Sovereign.
Look, out for the X.
Aefoss (thus, X,) immediately before the
name, signifies that the subscriber has not paid
for his papor, and that it is expected he will
remit the amount due us by the return maiL
' . Gen. Atchison in Kansas. We had
the pleasure, on Thursday last, of welcom
ing this champion of. Southern Rights to
Kansas. Never did a person receive a
more cordial greeting, or hearty welcome,
than did General Atchison on his arrival
at this place. He was called upon by both
old and young, who were anxious to ex
press their heartfelt thanks to the man who
has sacrificed his own interests to sustain
their rights. He stopped but a few davs
with us, but promised another visit, to his
friends in Kansas in a short time. May
health and prosperity attend him wherever
he may sojourn. . , ?
Our patience has been tried to the'
utmost extent, by the tardy manner' in
which our - wants are considered in the
Postoffice Department In Washington.
Several months ago, a large petition nu
merously signed, setting forth the fact that
the present service between this place and
Leavenworth City, was not sufficient to
carry the amount ot mail matter upon this
route, and praying for an increased mail
facility. Up to this time; nothing has
been heard from the petition. We begin
to suspect' that pro-slavery towns do not
meet with the attention in the General
Postoffice Department, that is given to our
less worthy free-soil neighbors. -'
React roa the Fight.. Since the
rumor of an outbreak at Lawrence, there
have been two companies, containing about
seventy men each, under arms in this
city and ready to start at a .'moment's
warning, to the ' seat' of war. From in
formation received, we are inclined to
think that the law and order party will be
again totnpromised and another treaty
made with the lawless scamps. " It is en
tirely too humiliating," Governor Shannon
thinks, " to require these traitors to give
up their arms, but they can, with perfect
impunity, resist the laws of the Territory,
and shoot down the officers of the law,
while m the discharge of their duties, and
then are recognised as equals with the
Government party and peace made with
them on favorable terms.. ; .
Wax.ker Ann Nic aeagita Walker,says
a writer, is pursuing a very decided and
energetic cource in Nicaragua, having fol
lowed up the formal extension of the sove
reignty of that government over tha Mos
quito Territory by taking possession of the
small steamers of the Transit Company in
Nicaragua, annulling their character, and
granting the same privileges to another
company. The secret of this matter is,
that by the terms of its incorporation, the
Transit Company engaged to pay, to
Nicaragua so much per head for each pas
senger carried across its territory; that. a
large sum is now due, which the company
has failed to pay, and conseqaently Walk
er has resorted to the only remedy in his
power to enforce the rights of his govern
ment. It is a bold movement, and will be
very apt to accomplish the object de
And MiLLAaD Fillmore too has
bees a democrat. The National N. Y.
Democrat says of the most formidable
weapons which our Democratic friends
can use aganst Mr. Filmore, is the evoca
tion of reminiscences of his Anti-Masonic
experience. That terrible whirlwind of
bigotry, ignorance and mendacity, called
the Anti-Masonic party, which swept the
westen part of New York and Pennsylva
nia thirty years since ; first brought Fil
more into public life.' The Anti-5Iasons
took him out of the Democratic party and
elected him to the Assembly. The Buff
alo Courier producs the proceedings of the
Anti-Masonic Convention, on the 15th
October 1828. which nominated Mr.' Fil
more and denounced Free Masonry.
TisT-By the latest accounts from Aus
tralia, very rich deposits of tin have been
discovered, and large shipments of the ore
had been made to England.' It is supposed
by some persons (hat these tin discoveries
will yet prove more valuable than those of
Australia gold. - -
Eir Gen. J. W. Whitfield will please
accept our thanks, for Congressional doc
uments. .. . :
We are also under obligations to Judge
Douglas for a copy of his report on Kan
sas Affairs. ; . .
" 2?" Had justice been awarded to
Lawrence in December last, during the dis
turbances of that' month, there would he
no Fort there now to shield an- army of
traitors who are sworn to resist the laws.
HOSTILITIES AG AHT C0H5EKTCED
,5 j IN XAESAS!!x' ,
The JlbelilionisU in open RebeJlioTSheriJf
Jones Murdered by the Traitors If!
Kansas is once more in commotion the
Traitors of Lawrence, have asain set "the
laws of the Territory, at defiance, and this
time have added murder to their many
crimes. Sheriff Jones of Douglas Count
ty,tarrwhom a' braver man "never lived,
has been murdered whilst in the perform
ance ;o( his official duties shot 'down. hy
the thieving-paupers of the North, who are
shippethto Kansas to - infringe upon the
rights ef Southern settlers murder, them
when opportunity offers steal their prop
erty, and if possible, to raise a storm that
will cease only with the Union itself. :
The excitement in this city, during the
past week, has been very great. Rumors
of various kinds, have reached us, and
although we 'believed a difficulty had oc
curred, we were not prepared to hear of
such lamentable news the death of the
patriot Janes. HIS DEATH MUST BE
AVENGED. His murder shall be
AVE5DED, if at the sacrifice of every abo
litionist in the: Territory. If Y the pro
slavery party will quietly set still and see
our friends, one by one, murderedvthese
assassins, without raising their arms to pro
tect them, we much mistake their charac
ter. Will they again allow a Northern
Governor to cheat them out of their just
revenge t We answer emphatically, NO !
If the Governor of this Territory and the
Administration at Washington, any longer
attempts to force us to assume the position
of outlaws,1 before we can have justice
done us, the ; sooner such a contingency
arises the better. We are now in favor
of levelling Lawrence, and chastising the
Traitors there congregated, should it result
in total destruction of the Union. If we
are to have war, let it come now ! While
the memory of our murdered friends,
Clark and Jones, are fresh in our memo
ries, we can coolly and determinedly enter
into the contest, let it result as it may.
We do not approve of the course of the
Governor, in calling out the United States
Troops to enforce the laws of the Territo
ry. It looks to us as a virtual: admission
that the law and order, party of Kansas
are not strong enough within themselves,
to enforce the law. i .. : ; -
We think great injustice has been done
us, by again attempting to smoother down
our injuries and permitting those who have
committed offence and t murdered our
friends, to escape punishment. - The Kan
sas militia should have been called upon
to assist in enforcing the laws, and if they
should not prove sufficient, we would then
be willing to surrender up the Territory
and acknowledge ourselves to be intruders.
If we do not get ample satisfaction at the
hands of the powers that be, there is a
way in which matters can be straightened
and our wrongs and injuries resented.
We are not in the mood to advise a line
of policy to be pursued, but will leave 'the
matter with our friends for future action.
In'another column, from the Platte Argus,
will "be found all the news from Lawrence,
up to the time of going to press.
The Result of Riots. The Louis
ville Democrat says that city is in a happy
condition that " she is out of funds, has
no Fire Department, no work to do, prop
erty ready for sale, but no bidder, plenty
room in vacant hoses, with but few to oc
cupy them; Multitudes of the, foreign
horde are gone, and know-nothings, gone
after them, finding no work "to. do here.
The Democrat also remarks that there is
no occasion to build any of the houses
burned on " Bloody Monday, for" there
are left rather more than there are tenants
for just now. The Journal very bitterly
denies that Louisville is in such a condi
tion', threatens the Democrat with dire
punishment for its plain talk, and dares
the editor thereof or any other Sag-Nitcht
to prove belore a jury that any know-noth-;
ings American citizens") either burnt
any houses," shot any body, or stole any
thing during the nots . It is,- however,
evident that the Louisville riots were a
blow to tlie propsperity of that town from
which it will never recover.
Peace i Europe. The Courier says
that, if peace is agreed upon now, the par
ties to war will stand in something like
the following order.
1 Turkey Stripped and plundered.
2 Russia Unconquered,she triumphs
3 France Her arms secured the Al
4 Austria Eating the oyster awards
5 Sardinia Fighting for gold, she
loses nothing. . - . , r
6 -Engla'nd Her prestige on land and
sea lost.. . . , -, ;,
Wives prinebriatts are by law in
Wisconsin aHovred to transact business in
their own names, bind out their children,
and dispose of their earnings as they may
deem best. - - '
Progress. There is at present in ope
ration near Bosten, a jumping locomotive
which only touches the ground once a mile.
It is perfectly round, the machinery in the
centre," and is coatad externally with In
dia rubber. So soon as the patent has
been secured, its proprietor supposes " that
thousands of them will be seen "bobbin'
around the world, so that to the Man in
the Moon, the Earth will look like a big
cheese covered with ' skippers. Who de
nies that this is a "fast age V
Another Hiiitary Compasy.
f" . Our young friends from South. Carblinaj
who have settled tfi this city, wishing to be
in a situation when called upon, to render
the best service possible to the officers of
the law who might", need- their --assistance
in punishing abolitionists and other offend
ers, have wisely formed themselves into a
Rifie Company, and elected as their Cap
tain; a graduate of the South Carolina'
Military jAcademy. A finer body of men;
we hare; never seen together and if. they
do not prove - efficient soldiers, we are no
judge of the' ability of -rneri - "jShoulithis
Company -ever be called ut against $he.
traitors at Lawrence, terrible, indeed, will
be the effect, As the Palmetto Regiment
in "Mexicowere to "the, Mexicans, so in
Kansas will the Palmetto Guards be to
the Yankees a terrorto our enemies, the
pride of our friends. Below, we attach
the proceedinga of the first meeting of the
A meetimr of the South Carolina emi
grants, was held in Atchison, K: T., April
22d,lS5G,at Palmetto CampjNo. L The
meeting being called to orde on motion,
Mr. Robert . D. White was called to the
chair, and Mr. Jno. C." Campbell request
ed' to act as Secretary, jrglirman
stated that' rumors had reached Atchison,
of Gov; Reeder's arrest by the authorities
of Leavenworth City, and his rescue by
the citizens of Lawrence ; also, that offi
cial dispatches had passed the town on
their way to Gen. Richardson, and as our
services had been tendered the' General,
to aid m the maintainance of law, and
order, that he considered it best for them
to organize into a Rife Corps, and ad
vised the appointment of a committee of
three, from each camp, who should be em
powered to nominate the commissioned
officers to command said corps.
The Chairman resuming his seat, Mr.
Green offered the following Resolution:
Resolved, That a committee of three,
be appointed by the Chair, from each
camp, to nominate the commissioned of
ficers requistie to command the ' corps,'
which was unanimously adopted. ' ' ' "
. The Chair appointed from Camp Nol l,
Messrs. Green, Jenkins, and Alexander,
from Camp No. 2,; Messrs. Vanderhost,
Whitney, and Starr,' and from Camp No.
S, Messrs. Campbell, Palmer, and Lebby.
On motion of Mr." Courtney, the Com
mittee was instructed to report the pro
ceedings at 4 o'clock, the following day.
There being no ' further business to be
transacted, the meeting adjourned to meet
again at 4 o'clock, P. M., the following
day. ' -'- "
Met pursuant to adjournment, Mr. R.
D. tviute in the chair. The Report of
the Committee was called for, and resulted
FOR CAPTA I2f.
F. G. PALMER.
'1st. LieufcriatJ.Ti. DiTravih..
2d. Lieutenant. H. D.' White. ,
' 3d. Lieutenant. 3 Vandiehorst. .,
The yeas and ;nays! being taken, the
nominations were cbnfirmd. ' "
On motion of Mr. Grierson, the Chair
appointed a Committee of three, to consist
of Messrs. Morrall, Grierson, and Askew,
to hold "an election for officers , on Monday,
the 29th, at the . store of Messrs. Palmer
& Co., between the hours of 10 and 12
o'clock, A. M.
The meeting then adjourned ' . ' , l"
R. D. WHITE, CAW
J. C. Campbell, 'See. "' V
F" The present cost to an emigrant
to -California, by the inland route, is, on
an average, from 5400 to S500, and an
expenditure of from three to four months
time. Were the Pacific railroad built, the
cost, all told from the Missouri river, would
not exceed $150, and seven days of time.
Let those who know the value of time and
money estimate the worth of such a road.
JEST Paresis of money have disappeared
from two of the state street Boston banks
lately, as we are informed by the .Travel
ler. In one instance a package . contain
ing 3,600, was in the bank at night and
could not be found at settlement time next
day. In another bank a parcel contain
ing $2,619, is missing in the same man
ner. . :
..JKsT A successful piece of roguery was
perpetrated upon a family m Boston a few
days ago. A man appeard at the house,
saying that he was cleaner of carpets, and
was desirous of a job. r Several valaable
carpets wer entrusted to him to shake, but
neither man nor carpets hare since been
' 2" Under the head of" Funeral Ex
penses, an Irish paper states that the pro
prietor of the Roscommon Journal obtained
a verdict of 25 damages against the pro
prietor cf a rival paper,for stating that that
Journal had died: ' i -------
.EST. Prof.: Agassis s giving .evidence
before a committee of the Massachusetts
Legislature upon the subject of the artifi
cial propagation of fishJ : ?
Rebblliho. -The Order of the United
America in New Jersey disapprove of
the nomination of Mr. FiUmore, and man
ifest dissatisfaction at the conduct of . the
J2T "There is a woman at the bottom
of every mischief," said Joe. : r -
" Yes, when I used to get into mischief
my mother was at the bottom of me," re
plied Charley. ' ' - ; -. , 1
V For the Squatter Sovereign.
Kaasas no Humbug. v t
Through ignorance, or the want of hon
esty, Kansas has been reported, by differ
ent ones, to be of no account. It is rather
held up in the light of a great humbug,
rather than a Territory capable of contrib
uting to the wants of civilized life, in the
way of fertile lands, pleasant groves, end'
less quanes of stone, great rivers," springs
and-brooks, with which it is .filled. ,If
jjuuuc vyimuu sua conunues lo stamp n as
a humbug, I must in honesty stamp it as a
very valuable one. - The country along the
Missouri river was the first settled, by rea
son oi its Deing easier of access than por
Uons of the Territory more inland. The
settlements next followed the great thor
oughfares leading through the country to
the westward such as" the Leavenworth
and Laramie road, the military road lead
ing from Leavenworth to Rilev. and the
f emigrant roads leading to California and
Oregon from the flourishing towns of St.
Joseph and Independence, to which may
be added the traders route to Santa' Fe.
As most of the desirable locations on the
roads mentioned have been selected, at
tention is called to the factthat other -roads
must'and will be made, leading through
parts as yet a wild, which will offer as
great inducements for settlement as the
portions already settled upon. Prominent
among these embryo roads, is one thai will
commence at Atchison, and run nearly in
a western direction to the town of Ran
tioipb, situated upon tne great western
bend of Big Blue river, about thirty miles
from its mouth, and at the junction with
the Blue, of a clear rippling stream, flow
ing from the west, called Fancy creek.
The valley formed by Big Blue and its
tributaries, will stand number one, when
compared with any other country, in the
world. ' Leave the rich bottom lands of the
Blue at Randolph, and travel east a few
miles, and you find yourself upon the west
fork of Rock creet a stream running
northwest and emptying into the Red Ver
million near its mouth. A little further
on, and you strike the East fork, shortly
after crossing the Independence and Ore
gon emigrant road. The country between
the forks of the creek, and bordering upon
the same5, is mostly rolling prairie. The
bottom land is from a mile to a mile and a
half wide on each fork ; the timber is
scarce with the -exception of along the
streams, which are studded with groves of
sufficient size to supply a large settlement
for years to come, if properly managed.
Leaving Rock creek, and pursuing an east
ern course, you came in sight of the Red
Vermillion, upon nearing which, the trav
eler becomes perfectly enraptured with the
scene. In gazing upon its gentle slopes
and pleasant valleys, you witness nature
in its purity ; the ruthless hand of man has
not as yet infringed upon its loveliness.
Pursuing your course, you will soon gain
an elevated position at the forks of the
main stream. Standing upon this rising
ground, you are at once' filled with. admira
tion of the congregated beauty ot the lands
cape. 4 Turn your eyes in which way you
will, enchanting prospects fill them. Mean
dering rivulets, with green slopes, winding
their way to the parent stream, are seen
in alJ directions; groups of forest trees
visible on every hand, add to the already
ravishing view. The bottom lands are
dry, wide and productive, and offer induce
ments for settlement and profitable culti
vation equal to any portion of the country,
either in or out of the Territory. There
is but little waste land, as the uplands have
the appearance of fertility, and are level
enough for tillage. A town called Amer
ica as lately been laid out at this point,
although no settlers as yet are to be found
within its ; neighborhood. : Pursuing the
same course east.-'it brings you upon Sold
ier creek, a stream of no pretensions, yet
the limber growing upon its banks renders
it a point of- attraction, especially in a
prairie country." - From Soldier", you cross
a divide, six or seven miles in width, which
brings you to a western branch of the
Grasshopper, running from the northwest
to the southeast ; cross the same, and jour
ney on, and you will come to the head-waters
of another ' branch of Grasshopper,
running nearly to the east. There is good
timber upon this branch, and the portion
laying west of the Kickapoo reserve is be
ing fast settled upon. Following this
branch down - nearly to its mouth, then
make a small cut off, and it brings you to
a crossing of the main Grasshopper, at a
settlement of Kickapoo Indians ; two miles
further, and you cross the eastern branch
of the same stream : the route from thence
to Atchison, is on a divide to the left of
the head-waters of Stranger t
The country described in the foregoing
is mostly upen "the " Delaware outlet, and
subject to' pre-emption and settlement.'-
Atchison being situated. so much farther
west than any other of the Missouri river
towns, it is destined lo be the commercial
emporium of all that part of the.Territory
west of the Kickapoo reserve, and north
of Kansas river. When the resources of
that part of the country are developed,
which will be in a short .lime, you may
look out for Atchison to be a young giant.
More anonr - -' - ' J. S. H.
- Perpetuai. motioit. Another claim
ant for the honor of fixing this ignis fatuus
has sprung up in the person of Mr.E. P.
Willis of New Haven who has on exhibi
tion a machine which he claims to be an
exemplification of the principle of cease
less locomotion, - ! v;, . ; .
News from all Quarters.
g" Th Sultaa'a brother is dead. .
3?" There are ' tgfo thousand slaves in
Kansas. . - . --- v
! i . V .
It requires capital to start a newspa
per j it will stop itself.
It is much joy when you get married,
but more jawt after ayear or two.
PSS A Democratic tacer is about to .08
started in Richmond, Hay. countyi M.
Hon. John M. Clayton refuses to sup
port the nomination of Fillmore.
, Green peas are selling in the New Tor
marKet at 4 a Dusuei.
rS" Off the voyage ef avesBel from Ham-
burg to flew iorj,BeTeu iuuhoo" w-. i -
iv -.u r v . narinn tt n fprmtln robher in Al
baSfive hundred dollars worth" of silk was
lm -nr i a -OmfF vill hn tried in "War
reniounty, Mo., for the murder of Gordon, in
May next.,: 5 . -
(US' The Detroit Free Press thinks that .the
twomirds rule will undoubtedly be adopted by
the Cincinnati convention.
" lElT Hurrah for old Kaintuck I Scott coun
ty nis equipped fifty young men fsr Kansas
All of them Kentucky sharp shooters.
K3" It Is stated that five hundred slaves have
beST carried through St Louis for Kansas,
since the opening or n
j. . ! iTr.n tnhin i .562 men nnder
hirnin Nicuaragua; and l,QO fiUibusters are
said to oe on ineir way w juiuhiu.
PS" There is said to be a clothing establish-
- . - i .ivf i.a:r osiriri(r
ment in raris wuicn eaipujo"-j-. ;
machines, and 1,000 women and girls sewing.
The Legislature of Alabama has passed
a law crohibitise gambling on steamboats, un
der heavy penalties.
iJM n, T,n rinwitt Tribane savs that
fivehandred good mechanics will be wanted in
that city the coming season.
ITS John 15. Murrell. of Lvnchburg, died
in iew Orleans a few days ago. His wealth
is estimated at fully two millions-
Woman's " Empire State" is matrimo
.Here she is always in the majority al
ways keigns, and sometimes storms.
rr. T . TCo VnrL- Conrt of Ameals OD
the itoth instant, fire of the eight judges decid
ed the Maine liquor law unconstitutional.
v3? TrvVn T4 9TtsPf T of Milwaukee hasben
sentenced to the Wisconsin penitentiary for
life, for the murder of John Singer. .
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a rhinrr rrrsTondent of the New
v. l- TriKnno m that the naturalized voters
ot. that city compare with the native as 11 to 6.
r- Tiij.-fir-; millinnn of dollars have been
yielded by the Australian gold mines during the
last year. -
r?- Thpr is due the United States Treasu
ry from its defaulting officers the enormous sum
of $132,521,704 67.
r- j w.o .vi,ii nf nil hnnc and candles, the
product of oar whale fishery, for the last fiscal
year, was tnree minion aonais.
f.-i v n .rriA a KnlnncHnir in Rm?l
S. Simmons, of N. C, left for parts unknow
last week. j
The steamer Arctic has been cruising
for the Pacific thirty-two days. Some anxiety
for he safety is felt.
An English writer classifies old maids
and bachelors as " solitary nature men and wo
men who have nothing happening to them."
PS" Tloston has sir thousand more females
than males, while Chicago has about fifteen
thousand morji males than females.
"P5Sm "Bar hum is keeping boarders in Eighth
street,. New York, aad has no other meaus of
livelihood. , . - - -
- Th Clra wiA Innrnf "Wnahlno-hon. TJ. C.
has adjourned, it is said, without rinding a bill
against Mr. nustror assaulting ..ur. reeiey.
rS Joseph Erhols, of Georgia, has recent
ly received a patent for an improvement in stone
Kk?" It is said that Barnnm, notwithstanding
bis failure, haB secured $159,000 ia such a man
ner mat none or ms crea itors can ioucu it.
Punch says, thst the prospect of peace
has occasioned Mr. Gladstone to shorten his
name by half. He now calls himelf simply
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line, 111., in exchange for goods at their whole
sale price '
The health f Portsmouth is at this
tirn vcrv irnod. and the hone is stronsrlv enter
tained that there will be no cases of yellow fe
ver there during the coming summer.
55T A magnificent new hotel is to be built
on the same block with the Girard Hotel, Phil
adelphia, and is to- be under the auspices of the
present proprietor of the Girard.
'if A man namsd William Hornbeck,living
in Lewis county, Va, for the alleged ill treat
ment of his family, was lynched in the neigh
borhood, one night last week. .
fi? Lieut. Strain, late of the Darien Explo
ring Expedition, is said to be suffering from se
rious indisposition. His friends are moving
for a Congressional appropriation in his behalf.
fiSf The Republican" Executive commit
tee in Washington is bending all its energies to
effect a fusion among all the anti-Nebraska
members of Congress.
The famous Virginia "mad stone," said
to possess the virtue of extracting nydropho
bia from the human By stem, has ben purchased
for five hundred dollars.
(tm The each trees were in bloom In- New
Orleans on the 5th of February, and the farm
ers of Southern Texas had begun to plant cern
two weeks before. '
ttT" Fillmore and Donelson have no more
chance of election than a two thousand year
old mummy would have of winning a footrace
against a mouse.
hSf- We learn that a gentleman from Henry
county, Va., while in the city of Richmond, a
short time since, was robbed by a pickpocket
of two thousand five hundred dollars.
. . r. The Paris correspondent of the Lead on
Times says that Russia has agreed to the neu
tralization or tne siacK bea, aad the dismant
ling of her fortresses therein.
fEST Assassinations are of almost dailv oc
currence in New Orleans. The latest victim is
watchman Algoe, a native of New York, who
was shot through tha head by some unknown
villain. ' ,. '
(K5 The attorney-general of Massachusetts
prouoiinces the liquor law of Massachuseets an
extensive failure, fruitful only in expense te
the State, and in the increase of criminal bus
iness. tT" A Frenchman has recently laid claim
to five million dollars worth of propertv in the
centre of San Francisco. His claim has been
confirmed, which occasions as immense ex
citement among the citizens. . . , .
As the present year is one in xtl,
umversak custom allows ladies the prin.
lege of making the first advances in rcatri-
moHiai speculations, we snbjointhe follow
ing formula which prevailed among the
Cossacks of th plaiice, two hundred
. ,The maiden goelh (a the hoose f the
father of the young man whom she loveth
when she ihinketh the fa mil v be an J
gether, and saith on entering: God bl
you. payetn ner compliments to him
who hath made so great an impression up
on her heart, and telleth him she thinketb
he will know how to govern and love hi
wife. Thy noble qualities she continueOi
have led me to pray thee very humble, to
accept me for thy wife. She then asketh"
the father and mother to consent to their
marriage. If she receive a refusal or an
excuse, as that he is too young or not yet
ready to marry, she answereth that she
will not depart until he hath espoused her.
Thus she perssvereth and persisteth ia re
maining until she hath obtained a favorable
answer to her demands."
" After several weeks the father and
mother are not only constrained to give
their consent, but also to look upon him
more favorably. At the same time, the
younp; man. iseeinc the maiden so rMr
mined in her afTec Lion for him, rjeirinejUi
to regard her as one who is destined to be
the mistress of his desires. Finally he
prayeth his father and mother to permit
him to espouse her. Thua she accomplish
ed! her purpose, and the entire family, thro
lear of incurring the wrath of God by ex
pelling her from their house, are con
strained to give their consent t the Un
High asb dbt. The popular steamer
Albatross, Gapt. C. D. Robinson, arrived
yesterday from New Orlearns. During
the trip up, the Albatross had accasion to
stop at the mouth, of Green river to put
out two hogsheads of sugar. She reached
that point at night, no light to be seen
and the river was at high flood the town
at the mouth being entirely inundated.
Hallo T cried the captain, " who keep
this town V
" Hallo yourself, and be d d to you!
sang out a voice from the midst of dark
ness. Where's your wharfboat ? Show &
light we've got freight for you, cried the
"The wharfboat's drifted off there aint
no lights about and you can't land no
freight, was the categorical reply.
'Show a light, shouted the captain.
"and let us see how to get in.
"Show a light yourself, and let me sae
how to get out,"
" Where are you ? cned the captain.
" Up a tree !" answered a voice.
The boat sent eut her yawl, and sure.
enough found a man with a bundle under
his arm, perched into a tree, the rising
waters stealing slowly upon his resting
"Th akk You. What music is there in ;
these words when uttered by a pretty wo
man. They touch a man's heart-strings, -as
the fingers of some fairy musician touch
the string upon his harp. "Thank you f
she says, and you are happy! Perhaps the
favor extended has been only slight no in
convenience ne .trouble to you a mere "
exhibition of politeness cn your part. You,
look up ; a radiant smile beams upon you
a bright twinkle of the eye, and the hps,
open like the unfolding of a rose, and the
words Thank you," dron from their near
ly recesses. Those words are more sweet
to you than honey, more precious than all
the wealth of india.
Reader should you ever see a ladr in
need of your courtesy, extend it to her 1
kind and good to her as you would to a
sister and if you look for your reward,
you win nnd it in her "Thank you --
Railway- wit. Amona: the lokas
which have been got off", during the deten
tions occasioned by the deep snow, is tha
foUowing, clipped from a Vermont pa
per Madam, said a conductor, a dav or
two since; your boy can't pass at half
fare he's too lame.
" He may be too lanre now. renlied '
the woman who had paid for a half ticket,
nut ne was small enough when we surt-..
The above dialogue was overheard on
one of the trains of the Rutland and Bur
lington Railroad. . -
U" Why were General Jackson's sol.
diers at New Orleans like the inhabitanU
ot Cincinnati a month or two ago ?
Because they were very busily encase!
at packin ham
S- "Well Pat, Jim didn't quite Ida
you with that brick, did he f
"No but, I wish he had.
"So I could have teen him Hung, the
JtJMAs I was going, said an Irish
man, " over Westminister Bridge, the oihi
er day I met PatHewins, says I, How
ere you V Pretty well, I thank you, Don
ley, says he : sajs I, that a not my
name. Faith no more is tny name He
wins, says he. So we looked at each
other, and faith it turned out to be naith
er of us! ' ' ' ' . -
A brother of Santa. Anna is ia
Louisville, Ky., and eonternplates building
a taw-mill on the Beargrass fiver, ae&f
thateity.: - ; - -'