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VOL. II—NO. 224.
Committee of Arbitration for the month of November.
?tlonttarrr raH (Commercial glcbicto.
BALTIMORE, November 9, 1858.
There was a rather better feeling in the Stock
market to-day, though the transactions are still
small, amounting to only about $25,000. Prices
are a shade better, but we have no material advance
to notice. only sales of Railroad shares were
200 Northern Central at $21% cash, $21% buyer CO
days, and they closed at $21% bid, $22 asked, reg
ular way, better than on yesterday. For
Baltimore and Ohio at the close $57 was bid, cash,
% higher than the previous day, but held at SSB. —
Bank shares are still quiet and firm, but there was
more done in them to-day than for several days
past, 50 shares Union selling at and 50 shares
Farmers' and Planters' at There
was some movement in Maryland 6's to-day at the
rate at which they have been lately held, $4,000,
coupons, lb7o, bringing $lO6 at the Board, and af
terwards a like amount selling at the same figure.—
Baltimore city 1890's show a trifling improvement,
$2,825 1890's selling at 99%@99>£;5700 lS73's 98)4,
and $2,250 lS7s's 97)4. The only sale of Railroad
bonds was $2,000 Baltimore and Ohio at 84)4, an
improvement of )4 since yesterday. In other de
scriptions we have no change of consequence to
Stocks at New York were again better to-day,
though at the close the market was weak. Missouri
6's advanced Erie New York Central
Reading Cleveland and Toledo )/£; Michigan
Southern and La Crosse
The following is a comparative statement of the
condition of the New York Banks for the weeks end
ing Oct. 30 and Nov. C;
Oct. 30. Nov. 6.
Loans $126,092,586 $126,809,493 Inc... $715,907
Specie 26,707.*17 26,337.355 Dec... 370.462
Circulation 7,822.789 8,180,933 D*-c... 363.944
.Deposits 108.801.257 109.217.448 1nc.... 416.191
Undrawn Deposits 87,306,387 87.327,942 1nc.... 21,555
The New York Tribune says:
The Bank Statement on the whole is a more favorable
one than was generally anticipated, especially in the spe
cie item, hut the continued increase in the loan line is
certainly an unpleasant feature. The line is now larger
than ever before reached. The highest line previously
was in August, when the specie stood at $31,150,000. The
increase during the week past is over $700,0(H), while the
loss in specie is $370,000. It is not easy to discover how
this increase of loans has been accomplished, when the
maturity of mercantile paper is going on to large extent,
and now paper does not freely offcr. The occurrence of
quarter day accounts for the iucrease in circulation.
With shipments South and abroad of some forty-five hun
dred thousand dollars in two weeks, and the receipt of
twenty-eight hundred thousand from California and the
Sub-Treasury, the result of the specie count is considered
to be quite favorable. The undiawn deposits show no
important change. As the hank balances have been
severely drawn upon, the local deposits must show a large
There is a quasi panic in the Foreign Bill market to
day, with large transactions. Holders and drawers have
been very desirous of selling, and the rates are lower and
irregular. Sterling is quoted at [email protected],% for commercial
names, and for banks'anil bankers', with sales of
both descriptions at 91f per cent. Francs are also plenty
and lower, the quotations ranging from 5.1S> 4 ' to 5.15.
This will stop the export of specie to Europe, although the
Persia will probably take $300,000 which was engaged
some time since.
Freights are without essential change. To Liverpool,
3,000 bbls Flour at Is. [email protected] 4)fd.; 200 bales com
pressed Cotton at 3 16d.; 15 tons Clorcrseed at 17s. Cd.;
25 tierces Rice at 16s. To Hamburg, 500 bags Seed, per
steamer, at 12d. per bushel, and 40 ton 3 Measurement
Goods at 40'. To Bremen, 200 bales Cotton %c.; 20,000
light Pipe Staves on private terms. A ship of 600 tons,
from Charleston to Liverpool, with Cotton, at 13-32 d.
The weekly statement of the Philadelphia Banks
presents the following aggregates as compared
with those of the previous week:
Nov. 1. Nov. 8.
Loans, $25,463,417 $25,881,978 Inc. $418,561
Specie, 7,581.340 7.637,257 Inc. 55.917
Due from banks, 1.703.296 1,536.853 Dec. 166.443
Due other banks. 3.555 971 3.670.306 Inc. 114.335
Deposits, 17,390.903 17.472.897 Inc. 81.994
Circulation, 2.642.004 2.687.878 Inc. 45.874
The above statement shows a handsome gain in
every department.
There was a hearing before the United States
Circuit Court, at Cincinnati, on Friday, on the
charges of contempt,arising out of the refusal of the
Sheriff'of Hamilton county to surrender the assets
of the Ohio Life and Trust Company into the hands
of the receiver appointed by the Circuit Court. J.
C. Wright, Charles Stetson, Samuel Fosdick, Geo.
Crawford, Clement Deitrich and Abraham M. Tay
lor, answered satisfactorily interrogatories pro
pounded, and the charges against them were dis
missed. The hearing was to proceed on Saturday
against the other parties, including the Sheriff.
An extraordinary amount of legal talent is engaged
in these trials. Among those who took part on
Friday were five ex-Judges, viz: Wright, Hoadley,
Caldwell, Coffin and Mathers; also Messrs. Strans
berry, .McLean, Todd, Lincoln, Worthington and
The Cincinnati Inquirer says :
The ultimate object of this prosecution against the Trust
Company is not of course to gain possession of the assets,
which are so inconsiderable as to form little temptation to
attorneys, receivers or commissioners, and barely enough,
all told, to pay the legal fees that will be one day sum
moned up in 9 r mid able aggregates—but to make the
stockholders, all of whom have, or are suoposed to have,
abundant means, individually liable, ana to compel mem
to surrender the money Duid into their hands as dividends,
when those "dividends" were borrowed capital with
which it was proposed, as is alleged, to deceive the public
respecting the condition of the Trust Company's affairs.—
The counsel of the defendants think and say they will be
able to carry out their object successfully.
MINING NEWS.—The Lake Superior Miner, of the 23d
ult., says of mining operations in that district. The
"Orgima" is producing copper in abundance, and the
working force is in consequence being largely increased.
A ton of copper to the party, in a single week, is not an
unusual occurrence. At the "Mass" mine the number of
men employed is twenty, with a fair prospect for a con
siderable increase. Few other portions of the Range have
produced such favorable results, with so small an outlay
of time and money, as the "Mass" and *H)rgima." At
the "Superior" things look well, and sheets of copper,
weighing over one hundred pounds, are taken from the
vein on the Western bend. At the "Rockland" it is pro
posed to employ about one hundred miners next year.
Eighteen hundred and thirty feet of drafts, and two thou
sand and forty feet of shafts will he sunk, exclusive of the
work on the South lead. The produce of the mine for
September, wa9 over twenty tons. At the ''Minnesota"
matters look very promising The product of the mine
for the last month, was over one hundred and sixty-four
TUESDAY, November 9, 1858.
|4OOO Md.B's.cou's.'7o.lo6 ! 50shs.Un.Bk ofMd..7o*
700 Balt.6s, '73..98>ij 9 shs.Far. k P!t.8k..27*
2250 " " '75..97% j4l " '• ..27*
2650 " " new,'Po..99)f 1 100 shs.N.C.RR. ..21&
175 " " new,' 90..99141 100 " " 1>60..21X
2000 B.&O.RR.bds.'Bs. .8414 '
Prices and Sales of Stocks in Neio York.
Through WM. FISHER & SON, Stock and Bill Brokers,
Ist Board. 2d Board.
Virginia o's 95% 00
Missouri 6 ? s 89% 89%
Illinois bonds 00 00
Canton Company 21 00
Erie Railroad 17 17
New York Central Railroad..B4% 84%
Reading Railroad 51% 61%
Panama Railroad 00 00
Cleveland & Toledo RB 33% 33%
Rock Island. 00 00
Michigan Southern RR 23% 24
Cumberland Coal Co 00 00
Harlem ..00 00
Hudson 00 00
LaCrosse & Mihvaukie R R... 4% 4%
Milwaukie & Miss 00 00
Market firm. Weak.
TUESDAY, Novembers
COFFEE.—There has been a moderate inquiry to-day,
with sales of 400 bags prime Rio at 11% cents. Holders are
firm at the quotations. We quote fair Rio at 10%(5)11 cents,
good 11% cents, and prime 11%@12 cents; Laguayra 12(a)
12% cents, and Java 14%(5;16 cents. The stock is about
16.000 bags.
tLOCß—There were sales yesterday, in addition to
those reported, of 800 bbls. Ohio Super at $5, and 300 bbls.
Howard Street do. at the same figure. To-day the market
was quiet, and, we have only to note sales of 100 bbls. Ohio
cut Extra at $5 12%. All descriptions of Super were steady
to day at $5, Extra at $5 25 for Ohio. $5.75 for Howard
Street and $6 for City Mills, nominally. Baltimore ground
Family is selling at $7.50, and Extra at $6.50. Rye Flour
is steady at $4, and Buckwheat at $2(5,2.25 in bulk. Corn j
Meal is very dull at $4 for Country ground, $4.25 for City,
and $4 50 for Brandy wine.
GRAIN.—The supply was fair to-day and the market
generally unchanged. Of Wheat the offerings were 10,000
bus. The higher grades of white were well sustained,
while the lower grades were rather heavy. Sales were
made of fair at 120 a 125 cts., good at 130a*135 cts. and
prime at 140 cts. Red brought cts. for good to
prime. Corn was steady with light receipts, 2,000 bu9
in all. Sales of new white were made at [email protected] cts. and
old at 73 cts; new yellow at 75 cts. and old at cts.
There were 4.000 bus. of Rye at market, with sales of fair
to good Virginia at 43(5)45 cts. and prime Maryland at 40
cts. There were limited receipts of Rye. and sales of Penn
sylvania at 80% cts. We quote Maryland at 65(q 70 cts.
LOGWOOD—We note the sale to-day of 150 tons Ja
maica Logwood afloat, at sl2 per ton.
MOLASSES.—The market continues very dull, and
sales are only making in the small way by supplying ac
tual wants. We quote Cuba clayed 24-a 25 cts.; Musco
vado 26(5;28 cts., Porto Rico 28(5 32 cts., and English Is
land 26 a 23 cts.
PROVISIONS.—The market is steady but inactive.
Bulk Meat is held at 6% cts. for Shoulders and 8% cts. for
Sides and Hams. Bacon Shoulders are selling at 7(5 7%
ct9. and Sides at 9(5-9% cts.. and we note a sale of 85 tier
ces Hams at 10%{J11 cts. Baltimore packed Mess Pork
we quote at $16.75, with a sale of 25 bbls. Prime is held
at $14.50 and Rump at $13.50. Mess Beef is quiet at sls.
and No. lat sl2. Western Lard is steady at 11 cts., and
we note a sale of 60 bbls. City do. at lOcts., which is an
ad vane®.
RICE.—The market is firm with a lightstock at3%(53%
cts. for fair to good, and 3% cts. for prime.
SUGAR.—We notice a better inquiry for Sugars, with
*ales to-day of 64 hhds. Cuba on terms kept private. Of
173 hhds. Porto Kico, offered at auction to-day by Messrs.
Lemraon & Brogden, 74 hhds. were sold at $6.50 to $7.65,
the balance being withdrawn; also at the same sale 17
hhds. Cuba at $7.10(a;7.25 Wo quote refining grades of
Cuba and English Island at $6 a 6.50, grocers' styles do
at $6 75'57.50, common to fair Porto Rico $6.25(5.7, fully
fair to prime and choice do. $7.25(58.
SALT.—There is a good demand at steady rates. We
quote Liverpool Ground Alum at 85 cents per sack, Mar
shall's and Jeffry <k Darcy's fine at 130 a) 135 cents, and
Ashton's do. at i4O cents. Turks Island is selling at 20
cent* per bus.
SEEDS.—The market for Clovcrseed is firm, and we
note sales to-day of 100 bus. good new at $5.75 per 64 lbs.
Prime is held at $5.87%(a)0, but there is very little offer
ing. Timothy is dulf at $2(5^2.18%. and Flaxseed at
$1.40(£1.45. °
WlflSKEY.—The market is firmer, with a fair demand.
Sales to-day of 100 bbls. City at 21% cents and 100 bbls.
Ohio at 22 cents.
The arrivals of Beef Cattle show a falling off, reaching
about 1600 head at the different yards this week, and the
market was tolerably brisk at apout previous quotations,
which ranged at from $6 to 8)4. the bulk of the sales being
at from $7 to 8 the 100 lbs.
Of Cows and Calves, about 150 were at market, selling
at from S3O to 40 for fresh Cows; ext. a, $45; $25 to 30 for
springers, and sls to 20 for dry Cows. Of Hogs, the ar
rivals at Phillips' Yard were 3457, prices ranging at from
SSX to 6>4 the 100 lbs., nett.
Of Sheep, about 5000 were at Wardell's, and all sold at
from $2 to 4 each, according to condition, equal to 7)f(g)8
c. per ib., dressed.
CINCINNATI MARKET, Nov. 8 —Ft-ora —The busi
ness done to day was local, and quite limited. The sales
add up 900 brls, at [email protected] for superfine, and $4.50(5)
$4.65 for choice. 2.035 barrels were received the last 24
WHISKEY.— There was au improved demand to-day, ow
ing to the rise in the river at Pittsburg, and prices ad
vanced. Sales of 1800 bbls. at 18c. including wagon.
market was buoyant to-day. and prices
tended upward .and closed at an advance of 25c , sales hav
"w for , the fore Part of December, at $6. The
p umber offering is Bma |] '
The packing seacoa may now be considered folly open,
the weather having become sufficiently cool to slaughter
with safety. There is quite H large number of hogs in the
pens and in the vicinity of the city.
PROVISIONS.—For future delivery there is a large spec
ulative demand for all articles of the hog product and
the market firm, hut sales are kept private, as a general
thing. In old stuff we hear of no sales to day worthy of
note. There is very little legitimate demand, but'the
market is firm.
—Sales on Saturday of 2(H) bbls.; and to-day of 010 do. at
3.10 for Virgin and Yellow Dip. and 1.75 for hard per
280 lbs.
Nothing doing in Spirits, Rosin.or Tar.
PROVIDENCE, Nov. 6.—COTTON— Demand steady,
with moderate sales. The market is unsettled, and prices
are in favor of the buyer.
WOOL—Market firm, with fair demand. The following
are the sales for the week : Fleece. 118 900 lbs. at
cts . Pulled, 5,000 I s. at 27#@45 cts.
PRINTING CLOTHS—The following are the sales for the
week : •
6,000 pieces 64x64, 5% cts.; 3.000 do. 64x64. private
terms; 4,500 do. 60x68, private terms; 3,000 do. 60x08,
s)s cts.; 3.000 do. 60x61, 5% cts.; 4.000 do. 60x64. private
terms; 8,000 do. 52x52, cts.; 5,000 do. 48x52, private
terms. Total. 36,500 pieces.
DEMAND FOR TOBACCO.—The tobacco exported by
this country to all countries has risen to twenty millions
of dollars, viz:
Av. Value
Year. Ilhds. Value. per llhd.
185 137,097 10.031.000 $73.10
185 159.853- 11.319,000 70.80
185 126,107 10,016.000 79.40
185 150,213 14.712,000 97 90
1956 116,962 12.221.000 161.50
1857 156.849 20.662,000 132.40
The general distribution of tobacco from this country
for the year 1855, and the revenue derived, was as fol
lows :
Countries. Lbs. Du'ies
Bremen 38,058,000 $16,652
Great Britain 24.203.000 18.297.000
France 40,866.000 16.000.000
Holland 17,124.000 21.695 000
Spain 7.500,000 4,600,000
Belgium 4.010,000 33,740
Sardinia 3.311.000 unknown.
Austria ~...2,945,000 129,800
Sweden and Norway 1,713.000 88.500
Portugal 336 000 2,250.000
England is one of our best customers for Tobacco, and
realizes under the provisions of.her "Free Trade System."
so liberally adopted and commended, up wards of twenty
millions of dollars annually as duty on Tobacco, viz:
Years. Consumption. lie venue. Population.
1821 15.598.152 lbs. £3,122.583 21.282.960
1831 19.533.841 2,964.592 24.410.4-39
1341 22,309,360 3.580,163 27,019.672
1851 28,062.978 4.485.768 27,452.262
In 1853 the duty amounted to £4.751,780, or $23,000,000.
In France tobacco is a government monopoly. Accord
ing to the recent report of Secretary Marry to Congress,
in 1629 the first duties on the tobacco trade were levied.
In 1674 Louis XIV. established the first monopoly in Eu
rope. The cultivation of tobacco is prohibited except in
six departments. From 1811 to 1852 there were sold by the
Government 1.308,838,075 lbs., which brought a clear re
venue of $4-32,233,434. The expenses of the administra
tion were 24 per cent, ad valorem. By the terms of the
treaty of June 24. 1&22, Ainericau produce, if imported
direct to France in United States bottoms, is admitted on
the payment of the same duties as apply to similar impor
tations from countries out of Europe in French vessels.
The origin of the merchandise must, however, be duly au
thenticated and certified by the collector at the port of ex
portation. and by the French consul. American tobacco
is purchased by the commissioners of the regie for the gov
ernment factories, and is admitted either in French or
American vessels free of duty. In foreign vessels the
duty is $1.86 per 100 kilograms (221 lbs.); that England,
the Papal States, and Spain, in their order, produce the
greatest net revenue per head.— Xtw York Courier and
NEW YORK. Nov. 9.—Flour is firm. Sales of 17.500 bbls.
State $4.05fq4.30; Ohio $5.25 a5 40; Southern $5{a)5.35
Wheat is buoyant. Sales of 25,000 bushels red Southern
at 116 cts.; white do. [email protected] cts. Corn is buoyant. Sales
of 37.000 bushels mixed at 76'a.78 cts.. choice 80 cts.. white
85(5,88 cts., yellow 88 cts. Pork generally closed buoyant.
Mess $17.25(0)17.37; prime [email protected] 75. Whiskey closed
steady at 22)4 cLs. Sugar is firm. Muscovado 6£@7 cts.
Turpentine Spirits is heavy at 52 cts. Rosin is heavy at
$1.55. Rice is steady at 3% cts. Freights— cotton to
Liverpool [email protected]; flour Is. Cd.
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. B.—Cotton unchanged; sales of
14,500 bales. Lard—Sales of prime at 9)4 cts. Freights
on Cotton to Liverpool, 15s. 32d.
MOBILE, NOV. B.—Cotton—Sales of 2.000 bales at 11)[email protected]
11)4 cts. for middling: There is an improved demand.
SAVANNAH. NOV. B.—Cotton—Sales of 900 bales at a de
cline of % ct.
CINCINNATI. Nov. B.—Whiskey is steady at 18 cts. Hogs
buoyant at $6, and there are no sellers at this figure.
The market was excited at the close, drovers and feeders
being anxious to buy. Lard sells at 10 cts. New Mess
Pork is quoted at $15.50, delivery in ten days.
CHICAGO. NOV. B.—Flour dull. Wheat dull and de
clined 2 cts. Corn firm at 64 cts. Oats steady.
CHARLESTON. NOV. 6.—Cotton—Sales of 700 bales—prices
Rio BE JANEIRO.—3.ISO bbls. flour, 160 half do. do , 16
bales duck, 10 bolts do.
HAVANA.—'IS bbls. provisions, 20 do. hams, 15 casks
hake, 695 r. r. cross ties, 38,425 bricks, 45 cords wood.
DEMARABA.—I,443 bbls. flour, 250 do. meal, 400 bus
corn. 200 do. pease. 300 bbls. bread, 10 trcs. hams,
300 tins lard. 6 hhds. tobacco. 930 reams paper, 490 ores. 1
sewing machine, 4,000 staves, 8 horses, 2 cows, 2 calves.
ST. JOHN, N. F.—940 bbls. flour, 308 bush, corn, 40 tons
HARBOR GRACE, N. F.—772 bbls. flour, 40 bus. corn.
211 bbls. pork, 20 boxes tobacco, 4 ship spars, 24 blocks,
WEST INDIES.—I,3I9 bbls. flour, 150 do. com meal. 200
bus. corn. 207 do. beans, 200 do. pease, 100 bbls. bread, 200
do. crackers, 200 do. pork. 4 trcs. hams, 15 kegs butter. 200
tins lard, 20 buckets do., 150 boxes cheese. 50 do. raisins
100 bbls. potatoes, 50 sides leather, 1 dozen chairs, 10 do.
KINGSTON, JAM.—I6O tons coal.
CARPENAS —1,651 shooks, 1.651 pair beads, 2 boxes
BLACK RIVER, JAM.— Srhr. C. W. Conner.
123 tons logwood, Pearce & Gray; 50 bags pimento, 2
pkgs. old copper, B. A. Franklin Si Co.
piping |nteUigeittt.
Steamship City of Norfolk, Parker, 60 hours from Sa
vannah—cotton, rice, and coppor or. t„ t H Rett, Jr.—
Passed off Point Lookout, a ship at anchor.
Steamer Richard Willing, Claypoole, from Philadelphia
—mdse. to J A. Shriver.
Bchr. JohnTilton, (Br.) Lock. 10 days from Halifax—
fish to Hall & Loney.
Steamship Parkersburg. Powell, Charleston—A. C Hall.
Brig James B. George, Benthall, West Indies—R. &H.
R. Tucker.
Brig Eureka, Gilley, Kingston, Ja.—Kelsey & Gray.
Schr. Austin, Parsons, Cardenas—Thos. W. O'Brion.
3SSchr. John L. Darling, Howes, Proyidence—Thos. Whit
ridge & Co.
Brig Muscovado, (Br.) Thurston, Demarara, in tow of
steamtug Haswell.
Bark Waltham, Clark, Havana.
Schr. John L. Darling, Howes, Providence.
Schr. Telegraph, Rogers. West Indies.
Schr. J. Sierra, Snow, Wilmington. N.C.
Steamship Patapsco, I.ayfield, New York. Bth inst.
Schr. Prowess. Hulse, New York, Bth inst.
Schr. Neptune's Bride Kingsland, New York, Bth inst.
Schr. D. C. Hulse. Rrown, Wilmington, N.C.. 6th inst.
Schr. John Emory, Kirby, Georgetown. D. C., Bth inst
Steamship Win. Jenkins. Hallett, Boston, 6th inst
Steamship Joseph Whitney, Howes, hence at Boston at
8 a.m. yesterday, 9th inst.—Per tel.
[ Correspondence of the Exchange Reading Booms.]
Old Point. Nov. Bth.—Bark Helvetia. (Brem.) Poppe, 45
days from Bremen, with passengers for Baltimore, is in
the Bay. Spoke, no date, schr. Ben, of and for New York,
from Wilmington, N C., with the loss of mainmast—was
in tow of Norfolk pilot boat Plume.
Bark Mary E. Trout, Amks, for Ponce. P. R.; brigs Di
rector. Reynolds, for Galveston. Tex ; Humboldt, Gamage,
for Trinidad, all from Baltimore, went to sea 6th inst.
Ships M. C. Stevens, Heaps, for Liberia; Ocean Pearl,
Crowell, for San Francisco; harks Creole. Buck, for Rio de
Janeiro; Cavalier, Ferrall. do ; Marie Louise, (Belgian)
Smidt, for Rotterdam; brigs Noel, (Br.) Shelly, for St.
Johns. N. F ; Atlas, (Br ) Byrne, for Harbor Crace, N.F.;
schr. Peter Mowell, Butler, for Havana, all from Balti'
more, and brig Leni, Tracers, from Alexandria for Bar
badoes, do., 7th. Brig Dandy Jim. (Br.) Yigneau. from
Baltimore for St. Johns, N. F., do. Bth. Wind S.S.W.
Ship Alexander, Nolan, for Baltimore, sailed from Car
diff. 20th ult.
"Henry Harbeck," , from Baltimore for Manila,
was spoken July 4th, lat. 10 S., lon. SO W.
Brig Los Amigos, Lawson, from Kingston, Ja., arrived
at New York, 7th inst.
Schr. Maria Jane, Crosby, for Baltimore, sailed from
Eastport, 8d inst.
Schr. Dancing Wave, Bennett, for Washington, D.C.,
arrived at Eastport, 29th ult.
Schrs. Nellie D. Haley, for Richmond, and J.B. Cramer,
Leak, for Georgetown, D C., sailed from Albany, 6th inst
NEW YORK, Novemberß.—Arr. ships Bullion, Bris
tol; Lookout. San Francisco; Whirlwind. Calcutta; B. R.
Milam, Sagua; barks Lamplighter, Trieste; Liberty, Mal
aga; Lamplighter, Demarara; Roman, Gibara, Carniola,
Honduras; brigs Atlantic. Nassau; Gem, Port au Prince;
S. P. Mussen. Aux Cayes; Los Amigos, Kingston, Ja.;'
A ictoria, St. Jago; C. 11. Kennedy, Gibrara; schrs. Geo. M.
Smith, Darien; A. Canale, Nassau; Governor. Maria Pike
and Maryland, Jacksonville; Nero. St L'bes; Lion, A. j]
Ileßosset and J. H. Planner. North Carolina; Lucv
Church and J. R. Barkalow, Petersburg, M. VanNamc
Georgetown, D. C.; Robt. S. Bell, Florida; Lilly and Geo".
Darby, Charleston; T. J. Tull, Richmond; Island Citv,
Wilmington, N. C.; D. Oakes, Golden Rule, F. Amstrong.
Wm. Bacon. Amelia, Ann Turner, and Mary Johnson, all
from Alexandria; Restless. Norfolk. Cl'd steamship Pa
cific, Galway; ship Augustus, New Orleans, barks M. de
Mello, Lisbon; schrs. Herndon, Washington; Independent,
PHILADELPHIA. November 6.—Noon.—Arr. barks
Rowena. Porto Cabello; A. J. Harvey, Turks Island; schr.
J. W. Wilson, Richmond. Cl'd schrs. Jonathan May,
Charleston, Ring Dove, Alexandria
BOSTON, November 6.—Arr. ship Ironsides, Liverpool;
bark Hannah Thornton, New Orleans. Cl'd bark Emily
WPder, Bahia; brig W. M. Rice, Galveston; schrs. O. M.
Petit, Mobile; M. E. Wells. Norfolk
RICHMOND, November 6.—Cl'd schr. Castor, Rio de
SAVANNAH, November 4.—Arr. bark Globe. Cl'd
steamships Alabama and Locust Point, New York; ship
Rich'd Cobden, Liverpool; schr. Kate Stuart. New York.
November s.—Cl'd ship Junius, Havre; brig John Balch,
NEW ORLEANS, November 6.—Arr. (per tel.) ship
Romp, Liverpool; barks Fountain, Boston; Octavia, Rio
de Janeiro.
Persia New York....Liverpool Nov. 10
Fulton New Yok....Havre Nov. 13
Borussia New York....Hamburg ..Nov. 15
America Boston Liverpool.... ....Nov, 17
Bremen New York.... Bremen Nov. 20
Asia New York.. ..Liverpool Nov. 24
Vanderbilt New York.... Southampton.... Nov. 27
Hudson New York....Bremen Dec. 4
Arago.. New York....Havre Dec. 11
New York New York....Bremen Jan. 1
„ 81 * Liverpool New York Oct 30
Hudson Bremen New York Nov. 6
City of Baltimore.Liverpool New York Nov. 10
55?*® Havre New York Nov. 16
V dln I burK Glasgow New York Nov. 24
Ariel Southampton.. New York Dec. 1
New York Bremen New York ..De". 4
Weser... Bremen New York., Dec 4
York Dec. 29
HK IS O NLY A PRINTER. —The following tribute
to our noble preservative art we find in a cotem-
and we commend its strong contrast to tbe
intelligent reader:
He is only a printer. Such was the sneering re
mark of a leader in a circle of aristocracy— the
codfish quality. Who was the Earl of Stanhope ?
He was only a printer. What is Prince Frederick
William, just married to the Princess of England ?
He, too, is only a printer! Who was William
Claxton, one of the fathers of literature 7 He was
only a printer. What was Washington Irving, G.
P. Morris, X. P. Willis, James Gales, Horace
Greeley, Bayard Taylor, Charles Dickens, Theirs,
Douglas Jerrold, George Dennison Prentice, Sena
tors Dix, Cameron, Bigler, Anthony and Niles ?
They, two, were printers. What was Benjamin
Franklin? He, also, was a printer. And last,
though not least, who is James Buchanan, who oc
cupies the most enviable position on earth ? Only
a printer! Everyone cannot be a printer—brains
are necessary.—Peoria (111.) Journal.
The new Hamburg Mail Steamer Bavaria of the
Hamburg American Packet Company, will leave
Hamburg on the Ist and Southampton on i.he Tth inst.,
for New York. She will leave Nee York De
cember _ Ist The Hammonia, which wai to leave on
the 9th inst, takes her regular trip, froia Hamburg
on the 16th inst,]
NEW YORK, NOV. 9.—The steamer
from Liverpool, with dates to the 27th ult., has
The surrender of the suspected slaver, Charles
I Georges, to France by Portugal, is confirmed. The
I English papers, in their indignant cry against
France for coercing Portugal in this case, severely
censure the I)erbv Cabinet for not interfering.
The news from Tndia is unimportant. The rebels
have been defeated with great slaughter on the
Island in Gorguna.
The Gwalior rebels were still at Seronge, and, it
was thought, would attempt to cross the Ner
The dates from Calcutta are' to the 22d of Sep
tember. Produce was active there but imports
were dull and freights lower.
Shanghai was quiet at last accounts.
There was considerable excitement at Constanti
| nople regarding the presence of the frigate Wabash.
I The Porte protested against her as she largely ex
ceeds the limits prescribed for vessels of war pas
sing the Dardanelles. The Wabash had prepared
to withdraw.
Lord Elgin has returned from Canton. He has
made a satisfactory treaty with Japan.
Trade at Canton was stagnant.
The exact amount of the indemnity Portugal en
gaged to pay France for the slaver has not been
The general Parliamentary elections in England
have resulted in favor of the* Liberals.
The Cambridgeshire stakes at New Market were
won by the horse Euridicc. Prioress came in
Five companies of marines were about to embark
from France for Canton, where it is said the French
intend establishing a depot in a Territory formerly
belonging to France.
LIVERPOOL, Oct. 26.—Cotton.—The market is dull, and
all qualities have declined %. Sales of the last three
days 14.000 bales. Sales for exportand on speculation 1,600
bales. Holders are anxious.
Manchester advices arc favorable.
Breadstuff's—The market has a declining tendency.
Choice brands are firm. Middling and lower grades have
declined [email protected] Western Canal 20s. Southern 21s.(qJ
225. Ohio 225.va.245. 6d. Wheat is very dull. Best grades
nominally unchanged. Inferior qualities are offered at a
considerable reduction. The sales have been unimpor
tant. Maxwell quotes European Wheat 6d. lower, and
American nominal.
Provisions.—The market has a declining tendencv.
Beef is dull, with but little inquiry and prices weak.
I ork is dull Bacon is dull. Lard dull and quotations
nominal at [email protected]
Produce.—Coffee is quiet. Rosin is dull at 3s. lid. Spir
its Turpentine closed firm at 395. [email protected] Tea closed
quiet but prices steady. Rice is quiet. Linseed oil 30s.
Tallow 495. [email protected] 6<l.
LONDON MARKETS—The money market lias slightly im
proved. Loans are abundant at lfq.l V. per cent. Cable
shares £368. Consols9B*4.
Breadstuff's have a declining tendency. Wheat is dull,
and former quotations barely maintained. Sugar is
Metals.—Pig iron on the Clyde [email protected] 3d.
Prom Washington.
WASHINGTON, NOV. 9. —The emigration party of
Gen. Walker, designing to sail for Nicaragua, hare,
it is stated on what is believed to be good authority,
been invited by the "Deuaocraticos" to make com
mon cause against the new constitution. Hence a
revolution is confidently anticipated, and one of the
results of its success, the return of the ratified Cass
i risarri Treaty. The American, Atlantic and Pa
cific Canal Company have complained to the State
Department of (Jen. Jerez's interference with their
affairs to their detriment, and it is stated that a let
ter has accordingly been prepared, satisfactory to
the Company, and addressed to the Nicaraguan
Arrangements were today concluded between
Mr. Pryor, the editor of the Richmond South , and
Major Ileiss, the editor of the Washington States,
by which their respective journals are to be con
solidated into one paper and published at Washing
ton in an enlarged form. It is to be the organ of
no person or clique, but to be directed to the gen
eral interests of the Democratic party, in accord
ance with the principles of the State Rights
1 lie following Passed-Midshipmen have been war
ranted as Masters on the line of promotion : Messrs.
I orcher, Hopkins, Sicurd, Matthews, Buchanan,
Law, Lull, Lea, Crossman, Morton and Dutton.
From New Mexico
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 9. —The Santa Fe mail of the
11th inst. has arrived. A fight had occurred be
tween a detachment of United States troops under
( apt. Hatch,.and a band of Navajoe Indians, in
which Sargos, the principal chief of that nation,
and six Indians were killed. Col. Miles would
leave about the 28th with his entire command, for
Chusco and Tanica, where it was thought the In
dians would make a stand. Heretofore they have
retired before the advance of the troops. * They
are now driving stock for the Westward into ttie
mountains. It is possible that the employment of
volunteers will still be urgently recommended.
Seat In Congress Contested.
PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 9.— Mr. Ryan, the People's
candidate in the First Congressional district, served
to-dav the legal notice on Col. Florence, contesting
his right to a seat in the next Congress. Mr. Ryan
claims 450 majority.
Accident to .losinlt Quiiicy.
BOSTON, NOV. 9. —Josiah Quincy, Sr., was acci
dentally run over yesterday in Tremont street and
injured, but not dangerously as first reported.
Tlie HealtH of New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS, NOV. B. —There were thirteen
deaths from yellow fever yesterday. There was a
good frost this morning.
Health of Savannah
SAVANNAH, Nov. B. —There have been 48 inter
ments within the last six hours, including five deaths
from fever.
Health of Charleston.
CHARLESTON, NOV. B.— The deaths from yellow
fever during the past week have been 12.
Snow Storm In Maine.
BANGOR, Nov. B.—Several inches of snow, fol- J
lowed by rain, fell here this morning.
[NOT*.— The above comprise all the telegrams received
by the agent of the Associated Press in this city. The I
following are from the New York papers of yesterday.]
Kscnpe of Two Murderers front Prison In
Kockland County-.
SCFFERN, N. Y., Nov. B. —Two prisoners, con
victed of murder, and sentenced to be hung on the
16th of December next, broke jail at New City,
Kockland county, N, Y., on Saturday evening.
Their descriptions are as follows: Thomas Mulroy,
a native of Ireland, about thirty years of age, five
feet nine inches high, very round shouldered, is
quite lame, has light hair and gray eyes, and is
poorly clothed. Michael McCormick, a native of
Ireland, aged twenty-two years, about the same
size as Mulroy, black' hair and eyes, walks erect,
and is quite intelligent and well dressed.
The two murderers were sentenced to be huntr
by Judge Ernot, of Poughkeepsie, at the recent
Court of Oyer and Terminer held at Haverstraw,
Kockland county. After receiving their sentence
they were sent to prison for safe keeping. On Sat
urday night they made their escape from their cell
to another, and passing through a flue, passed the
guards without being observed, and escaped. Mc-
Cormick murdered John Mitchell some time last
August, in a grogery in Haverstraw, by stabbing
him with a penknife. Mulroy murdered his bro
ther-in-law, Martin Holland, at Haverstraw, on the
6th of September last, by striking him upon the
head with a rocking-chair.
A reward of S2OO is offered for their apprehen
News from Utah.
The Utah mail arrived on Sunday. Heavy snow
storms are reported at Deer creek, which had ren
dered the roads quite impassable for wagons. The
mail was packed on mules from the Big Blue, that
stream being too high to ford. The rain storms
which have prevailed throughout that section for
the past two weeks extended eighty-five miles west
of Fort Kearney, and passengers bv the mail trains
were being left behind.
No summary of news is furnished from Salt Lake
The District Court of Utah had adjourned till the
first Monday in November.
Fire at New Haven.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., NOV. B.— The large daguerreo
type case factory of Newell C. Hall, in Park street,
this city, took fire this evening and was destroyed.
Part of the stock was saved. Over one hundred
persons are thrown out of employment in conse
quence of the tire. Loss about 516.000. Insured in
Hartford, New London and Springfield.
Sailing of the Circassian for New York.
ST. JOHNS, N. F., Nov. B.— The steamship Cir
cassian sailed from this port at two o'clock this
afternoon for New York, where she will be due
about Friday morning.
Arrival of tlie Mnrion at Charleston.
CHARLESTON, Nov. 7. —The steamship Marion, I
Foster commander, from New York, arrived here '
at Beven o clock Saturday night.
The Yellow Fever at Savannah
SAVANNAH, Nov. 8. —There have been six deaths i
in this city during tho last forty-eight hours, of !
which five were from yellow fever.
Trial of Mutineers.
BOSTON, NOV. B. —The trial of Plummer, Carthay,
Stanley and Herbert, the mutineers of the New
Bedford ship Junior, commenced to-day in the I
United States District Court.
Itallioiul Accident.
PoRTLAxn, Nov. B. —A cattle train on the Grand
Trunk Railroad ran oft' the track near Gloucester,
killing Mr. Hazlet, the engineer, and slaughtering
a large number of cattle.
Trial of a Murderer.
NEWARK, N. J., Nov. B. —James McMahon is now
on trial here for the murder of his sister, Ann
McMahon, in September last. The case creates
considerable interest.
iner publishes a letter dated Dungarvan, Oct. 16th,
from which the following is an extract : "A plea
sing and novel scene was presented at the funeral of
the late Doctor Quinn, of this town, who was latelv
buried in the Protestant churchyard. Our parish
priest, the Rev. Dr. Hally, walked before the cotlin,
assisted by his curate, the Rev. M. Mooney, and the
Rev. Mr. Toomey chanting the burial service.—
Walking behind the coffin were to be seep, with
hats in hand, three Protestant parish ministers, and
one Protestant curate. Indeed, it must be remarked
with truth that the Protestant clergy of this locali
ty for years back have been remarkable for mild
ness, Christian charity, and freedom from all secta
rian bigotry."
savs: "The Minister of Finance has replied to the
petitions of the manufacturers, who begged for an
increase of the protective duties, by rejecting their
application. It is stated that a deputation of those
persons is shortly to have an interview with the
Archduke Regnier, President of the Council of tbe
Empire, to beg him to support their petition,
which is now under the consideration of that coun
The Harvard Shakers are supposed to be worth
over one hundred thousand dollars. They are taxed
in that town alone for sixty or seventy thousand.
CIATION.—'This association convened according to
previous arrangement at tlie 7th Baptist church,
(Rev. Dr. Fuller's,) corner of l'aca and Saratoga
streets, at 7% o'clock last evening.
The meeting was opened by singing hymn 7R(I,
after which a very impressive prayer was offered by
Rev. George F. Adams.
The chair was occupied bv the former moderator,
Rev. Geo. F. Adams; and Mr. A. Fuller Crane, of
this city, was appointed as Clerk pro. ten i.
The standing rules of order were read, after which
the names of the delegates were enrolled—ll7 dele
gates answered to their names.
The reading of letters from the different churches
constituting the association, giving an account of
the condition and prospects of each church, occupied
about an hour and a half.
The Association then proceeded to an election of
Moderator and Clerk when the following gentle
men were duly elected : Rev. G. W. Sampson, of
Washington city, Moderator, and Mr. A. Fuller
Crane, of this city, Clerk.
A motion was then made extending invitations to
ministerial brethren and others belonging to cor
responding associations to a seat among the dele
gates composing the Association, and unanimously
Rev. Mr. Beard then offered the following mo
tion :
That brothers Armiger and Wykoff, of New York
city, be invited to address the Association and the
public at the Seventh Baptist Church, corner Paca
and Saratoga streets, at half-past three o'clock to
Several amendments were offered to this motion,
but the original was finally carried.
A motion was then made to adjourn until nine
o'clock today, which was unanimously adopted.
The meeting was closed with a prayer by the
Rev. Mr. Slayzman, of this city.
The anniversary sermon will be delivered, at ele
ven o'clock to-day, at Dr. Fuller's Church, by Rev.
Daniel Cummings.
LOW PRISONER. —It is stated by the officers of the
jail that when Marion Cropps, one of the murderers
of officer Rigdon, was taken to the jail on Friday
night last, lie was placed in a cell with an old com
rade named Wm. Dix, when the following conver
sation took place between them: Dix inquired of
him, "Well, Cropps, have they got vou tight ?" to
which Cropps replied, "Yes, as dead as h 1."
Dix then asked who was with him, to which he
answered, "Why I had that s n ofab li Cor
rie along, and he has blown on me, and I'm a
goner." Cropps and Corrie are confined in sepa
rate cells, and will be confined there until their
removal to Towsontown for trial by the County
summoned before Justice Myers by Fire Inspector
Boyd several days since on the charge of violating
a city ordinance by putting up some ten buildings
within the city limits, without having the walls be
tween each building to extend above the roof. He
underwent an examination yesterday afternoon and
was fined s'2o and costs upon each building, linking
a total of S2OO, and the costs in each case. This
gentleman was fined SOO and costs a few months
ago on the same charge, but persisted in violating
the law. It was therefore considered necessary to
impose the fine of S2O in each case.
Swann has officially summoned the new in embers of
the City Council to convene on Monday next at 3 o'-
clock for an extra session of Die Council. It is not
yet known what particular matter will be brought
to their attention.
QUICK PASSAGE. —The steamship City of Norfolk,
Captain Parker, arrived on yesterday in fifty-nine
hours from Savannah, with a full cargo of cotton,
rice, die. This is a remarkably quick passage.
STONING A HOUSE. —On Monday night John Man
ning was arrested charged with "throwing bricks at
the house of Thomas Manning. Justice Mearis
fined him S2O and costs, and in default of payment
was committed to jail.
cient Free and Accepted Masons for the State of
Maryland and District of Columbia commenced
their annual session at the Masonic Hall on Mon
day evening.
The alarm of fire at 2 o'clock yesterday morning pro
ceeded from the partial burning of a wood shed in the
rear of house Xo. 64 Preston street. Officers Ball and
Brooks discovered the fire, and succeeded in extinguish
ing it before material damage had been done.
Between eleven and twelve o'clock on Monday night
fire was discovered in a shed attached to a house on
Spring street, between Monument and Madison streets.
It was caused by the carelessness of the occupa r .t, and was
extinguished by officers Durkee and Hilton before any se
rious damage was done.
A man named T ; mothv Clark was yesterday arrested
and arraigned before the Mayor on the cbarge of assault
ing and beating Lawrence O'Xeil with an iron bar at the
Baltimore Gas Works. The accused had a quarrel with
O'Xeil and picking up the bar made several blows at his
head. O'Xeil retreated but Clark succeeded in striking
him. O'Xeil threw up his arm to ward off the blow, and
received a terrible wound upon his left arm, which will
disable him fir several weeks. After hearing the evidence
in the case Clark was held to bail in the sum of ssoo to
answer the charge before the Criminal Court. Mr. Edward
Kelley being his bondsman.
Warner Hall was yesterday arrested by officer Hale on
the charge of breaking down a lamp post. He was fined
$8 and costs and committed in default of payment by Jus
tice Showacre.
James l'earce was arrested on Monday night charged
with assaulting and heating Leary Kidd with a club.—
Justice Audoun committed him for Court.
HOI.LIDAY STREET THEATRE. —The performances at this
house to-night will commence with the brilliant evolu
tions of Marietta Zanfretta and others upon the tight
rope. This will be succeeded by the grand ballet d'action
of The Contrabandist, in which Francois Ravel, M'lle
and Miss Franr,*- win -* -
ments will conciune wriTi the second presentation of the
great comic pantomime of Asphodel, which was received
last night by a crowded audience with every manifesta
tion of dtlight. Both of those universal favorites, Ga
briel and Francois Ravel, appear in this pantomime, in
which they introduce a variety of their best delusive
tricks and transformations.
CRIMIXAI. COURT —Hon. Henry Stump, Judge. Milton
Whitney, Esq., State's Attorney, prosecuting. The fol
lowing cases occupied the attention of tiie Court yester
day :
State vs. Johanna Brantmuller, indicted for the mur
der of her son Michael ilrantmuller, on the 22d of October
last, by striking the rightside of the head against an iron
stove inflicting a wound of the length of one inch and of
the depth of two inches, from which he instantly died.
William Kilbourn, Esq., counsel for the prisoner.
The jury was charged in due form by the Clerk.
Mr. Whitney then stated to the jury that the prisoner,
as they had already been informed, was charged with the
murder of her own child, that the Grand Jury hail called
his attention to the case, and that it was their opinion
that the woman was insane at the time of the commission
of the deed, and that the evidence brought here would
prove that she was still Insane. There was an Act of As
sembly passed in 1826, which met cases of this kind; sec
tion 1 enacts, that where any person shall be indicted for
a crime, and such person sets up or alleges insanity in his
defence, it shall be the duty of the jury empanneled to
try such person, to find whether such person was at the
time of the commission of such offence or still is insane
and if the jury so find, then it shall he the dnty of the
Court to cause such prisoner to be sent to the Almshouse
of the county where such person belonged, or to a hos
pital or to some other place better suited in the judgment
of the Court to the condition of such prisoner, there to be
confined until such person shall have recovered his rea
son, and be discharged by due course of law. If the jury
were satisfied from the evidence that the prisoner wa3
therefore insane tt the time of the commission of the act
and was still insane, they would find a verdict of not
guilty by reason of insanity.
The following testimony was then given to the jnrv •
George Brantmuller, sworn.—Am the husband of the
prisoner; about 4 years ago my wife was deranged; but
no person knew cf it except witness' cousin, the doc
tor and witness, fcey kept it a secret; on the night of
this occurrence witless went to his Lodge to pay his
dues; when he retn-ned, he found his wife out of mind
about one o'clock sle wanted witness to go for the priest'
witness told her thepriest could be of no use; she then
wanted witness to g) for the doctor; witness could not go
for the doctor then, is the doctor lived in old town- the
prisoner then wishedwitness to send her cousin for the
doctor; witness then isked a neighbor to go for the doctor;
the neighbor's wife wiuld not consent that her husband
should go; witness thei went for his brother and couin
when witness returned to his house, he found it all dark :
and heard the groans of the other boy; witness gota light',
when his little girl cane to him and said little Michaei
was killed; witness thei picked up Michael and found
blood coming from his nuuth, and found that the child
had a large cut on the fu-ehead and witness saw the im
pressions of the castingsof the stove upon the child's face
there was no blood on the stove, but there was blood upon
the hearth; the child was dead when witness picked it up
it was three years and five months old; witness has two'
children now living; witness' wife was very wild that
night; she told witness the reason she killed the child was
because there were eigaty or ninety men in the house
who took him (witness)dowa in the cellar; one man he
said, stood by her. and told her that if she would kill' the
child, her husband could be saved; she told witness she
could not help it; Jesui Christ told her to do it; the pris
oner when in her rightmiod. was very kind to her chil
dren, too kind; she new-whipped thechildren.
James Morgan, sworn—'The woman told witness about
the affair the next morning: she said that Jesus Christ
had told her to do it, tha some men had taken her hus
band down in the cellarjtnd -she killed the child to save
her husband; witness sav the dead child; witness thought
the woman was insau*, ss far as he knew anything about
it she was crazy.
Doctor Dalrymple, rworn.—About* o'clock on the morn
ing of the occurrencewitness was called to the house, and
there saw the dead holy of the child laving on a shoema
ker's cutting board; he child was then dead; he saw the
woman sitting down ad her husband holding her bv the
arms; she was talkiniin a very violent manner about
witness, so much so Oat witness was a little frightened
witness soon left the louse, there being then no necessity
j for his professional sevices; witness was perfectly satis-
I fied that the woman -as insane thatnight; witness called
I at the jail the Saturdy following the occurrence; he had
i conversation with th prisoner through a German who
! was in the jail; the pisoner in that conversation con
vinced witness that se was still out of her mind; witness
| is of the opinion thatilie was insane on the night the
j child was killed, and hat she was insane when witness
I saw her at the jail: wicess will state that the prisoner,
when she showed vioisWe towards him on the night of
the occurrence, said the-eason was because witness was
an American doctor, an that she had a German doctor
who could cure the chil.
Dr. Martin, sworn.—lm the physician of the jail; wit
ness saw the prisoner e morning after the occurrence
when she was broughinto the jail, and has seen her al
most every day since hen; witness is of opinion that she
is insane; she is labomg under a delusion; she seems to
be under the impressin that she has done a good deed;
she seems to exult a-fiaving done something exalted, to
save her husband; sli talked about Jesus Christ telling
her to do it; she is nw under a delusion that witness is
her German doctor; ie called witness her German doctor;
she called him so thl morning; witness believes the pris
oner to be insane.
Dr. Zay. sworn.-Witness has attended the family of
Brantmuller sinciJuly, I860; in the year 1854, witness
was called to see th prisoner; her head was was very hot
then, and she wasout of her mind; witness was called
again to prisoner 1 the year 1856. when he found her
again out of her lind: witness found her in the same
condition in the lonth of March, 1857; he was called to
visit her again oj the 20th of October last; she was out
of her mind ther the next day she seemed better; on
the night of the ccurrence witness saw the prisoner;
there were some eilit or nine men in the house; prisoner
was then very crar; she said she did not want so many
American men in fcr house—she wanted them to go out
so she could fix th house; when prisoner was attacked
with insanity she -emained in that condition from eight
to fourteen days; ftness is of opinion that she is insane
j Without elicitin any more testimony, the case was
given to the jury, Wo, without retiring, rendered thefol
lowing verdict:
"Not guilty, by teason of insanity; Johanna Brant
muller being now imne and insane at the time she com
mitted the deed."
The Court remarkj to the counsel for the prisoner, that
he had better ascertm in which institution she could he
! placed, then the piper order of the Court would be
State vs. Joseph feekins, indicted for the larceny of
one silver watch, on ic 26th of October last, the property
of John Hardcastle egro.) Verdict of'-Guilty." Sen
tenced to be imprisocd in the Penitentiary for two years
and seven months. IcLean for defence.
There was also a aarge agslnst this party for stealing
eight cents' worth olob&cco. which case was shited.
State vs. James Tljknas. charged with the larceny of
four ounces of cbewut tobaso. Case removed on affi
davit to Baltlmora Aunty Court. Magruder for de
State vi. Henry Glatl, indicted for being a rogue and
vagabond, and also for a simple assault. The prisoner
was placed at the har, and on being asked if lie had any
, counsel, and was ready fur trial, said that he was not
; ready, that the man said lie was going to make it up
with him.
Mr. Whitney.—''That's what we are going to do now.".
It. A. McAllister was appointed his counsel by the
Mr. Whitney stated to the jury that the prisoner was
indicted under the act of ISOO. telating to rogues and vag
abonds; the first count charges him with being a rogue
and vagaliond; the second with having a loaded pistol
upon ins person; and the third witli committing a common
Tlte evidence showed that the prisoner, with three
others, went into the yard or the dwelling of George H.
Spreckeimyer, on Hanover street; that Giateh drew a pis
tol and threatened to shoot Spreckeimyer, and pointed the
pistol at lam. The prisoner, with the others, went to the
house to collect some money which Spreckeimyer owed
to one of the party, and because they did not get it. tlte
prisoner threatened to shoot Spreckeimyer.
The jury rendered a verdict of "Guilty of the first two
¥*' )Thitney. "That covers a general verdict of
Judge Stumji.—"Yes, I know."
The Court sentenced the prisoner to confinement in the
I enitentiary for eighteen months.
The case of William Quinn, charged with being an ac
cessory to the murder of Sergeant William Jordan, was
removed on affidavit to Baltimore County Court
The counsel for Henry Gambrill, convicted of the mur
der of officer Benton, yesterday filed the following motion
and reasons for a new trial ■
State 1
Gambrill. )
The prisoner, by his counsel in this case, moves the
Court here for a new trial of the subject matter of the in
dictment for the reasons following:
■First—That the verdict is against the evidence in the
Second —That the verdict is against the weight of evi
dence in the cause.
Third— That it is contrary to the law and the evidence.
Fourth —That the Jury were improperly interfered with
in their deliberations, before the closing of the testimony
in the cause and before the indictment was submitted for
their consideration.
Fifth— That a member of the Grand Jury had access to
and conferred with the Petit Jury whilst the cause was
in progress of trial, and because the Jury were permitted
to have access to information in regard to the case which
formed no part of the evidence.
fSigned.) C. H. PITTS,
_ Attorneys for Gambrill.
The Court then adjourned until 10 o'clock this morning
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS— Hon. ffm. L. Marshall,
Judge. The following business occupied the Court
yesterday :
Elizabeth Ann Kehoe vs. John C. Backus—an ac
tion to recover damages. On trial. Wysham for
plaintiff'; J. Meredith for defendant.
On Monday the following case was disposed of:
Win. Howard vs. Peter G. Hummer—an appeal
from Myers. Win. Howard rented a house in the
southern section of the city from a man named
Mayer; Howard failing to pay the rent at the time
it was due, and in arrears, Mayer caused a distress
to be issued and levied on Howard's furniture.—
The dav after the distress was levied, the officer,
Wm. Webster, accompanied by Peter G. Hummer,
son-in-law of Slayer, the landlord, went to How
ard's for the purpose of removing the furniture lev
ied on. On reaching the house they found thn door
locked, and iugiera denied them; whereupon Hum
mer obtained a ladder from the opposite side of the
street, placed it against a house adjoining Howard's,
mounted to the roof and descended Howard's chim
ney into the front parlor, breaking awav the fire
board, and finding there no key in the front door,
lie raised the window, opened "the shutter, and bor
rowed from an adjoining house a key, with which
he opened the door and admitted the bailiff, Web
ster, who thereupon removed the goods. Howard
paid his rent the next day, and entered suit for a
trespass against Hummer, before justice Myers, who
gave a judgment in favor of Howard for" §SO and
costs. Hummer appealed, and the judgment was
affirmed by the jury.
It. C. Barry for Howard; O. F. Hack for Hum
SUPERIOR COURT.— Hon. Z. Collins Lee, Judge.—
The following business occupied the Court"ves
Dare & McCiure vs. Alfred Ross. Beforo report
ed. Not concluded.
Same vs. Matthews A Zollieofl'er, Garnishees of
Ross A Co. On trial.
Assignment for to-day, 357 to 380.
—The Court was engaged in the following busi
ness yesterday:
John Mcltea ct. at vs. George 11. Kvle et at —an
action of trover. On trial. George" M. Gill and
Brown and Brune for plaintiffs; Waliis and Thomas
for defendants.
George Krebs, Judge. There was no business of
public interest transacted in this Court yester
Another marriage, which makes even more stir
than that of Malakoff amongst a certain set, has
just been published—that of ' Colonel Charras, who
is now in at Zurich. He is about to espouse
Mdlle. Mathilde Kestner, the daughter of the pro
prieter of chemical works established at Thaun.—
The history of the Colonel is rather bourgeois when
compared with the interference of emperors and
mighty potentates of the earth, as in the case of
that of his old comrade, Pelissieri The Colonel was
returning from an excursion in the neighborhood of
Zurich alone, in the humble and grotesque looking
pataehe which conveys travellers in search after
pleasure in the environs of that quiet little place.
He had walked far before he came up with the
pataehe, and fallen fast asleep, in spite of its hard
sides and hide-bound cushions. On awaking ho
found himself seated opposite a young lady who had
entered the jiataehe during his slumber, and curi
ously enough, had fallen asleep likewise. Upon
her knee lay an open volume, which the Colonel
recognised at once as the history of the revolu
tion of February. The life of Colonel Char
ras was just the place where the reader
had opened it, and on her awaking the colonel,
highly amused, entered easily into conversation con
ceruiiAjEC ficn and c-renfc* of tSat IIAT, The rouuu
lady professed herself an ardent admirer o"f the 5
whole of the patriotic party, particularly of Char
ras, the incidents of whose career she declared
herself never weary of hearing. The colonel, much
flattered of course, ventured to dispute with the
young lady several questions upon which she was
in error concerning the hero she sought to defend
with so much zeal. The question of his personal
appearance particularly was one upon which she
was quite of a difi'ererent opinion from that of her
companion, and concerning everything relating to
his habits and manners of life, as she had her infor
mation from people who passed their whole exis
tence with him—of course she must know, and
could not therefore accept the contradiction of an
entire stranger. Hereupon the colonel, completely
beaten, was forced to silence; and merely looking
at the book once more, as if to examine the date, he
adroitly inserted his card,as if byway of marking the
tilace. In a few moments more the young lady
alighted at the iron gate of a fabrique close to
Zurich, and the colonel, of course, deemed the ac
quaintance at an end. Next day he received a most
charming note from the fair incognita, who, full of
shame aud repentance, excused herself for the ap
parent impertinence of which she had been guilty
in sustaining an opinion concerning her idol against
that of an evident friend of his, and begging l~im to
pay her a visit in order to give her the opportunity
of rectifying the impression which she must have
produced in the pataehe by her obstinate outreeui
dame. The colonel needed no second invitation.
Already charmed beyond expression, the delicacy
and tact displayed in the Dote completely achieved
the conquest of his heart, and he surrendered with
out condition. The delight and astonishment of
the fair Mathilde may be easily conceived when she
learnt that it was Colonel Charras in person, and
no counterfeit whose acquaintance she had made.
Cupid's wings fly fast at a certain period of life,
and as no time was to be lost, the marriage was
fixed at once for the 23d of this month, the day on
which the fair bride will attain her 25th birthday.
—Court Journal.
of the El Paso and Fort Yuma wagon road com
mission, writes under date of Oct. 2, 1858, from
Fort Yuma, as follows:
"Near our old camp, and about fifteen miles
above this place, a gold mine has been discovered
directly on the road , which is represented as being
exceedingly rich. People are flocking to it from
all quarters, and numbers of immigrants e route for
California have stopped there. All the men who
leave our expedition are bound to this new gold
discovery. 1 sent a Mr. Kent, of our company,
who is a" reliable man, and has spent seven years
in the California mines, to prospect the locality for
me. He reports that the prospect is good, and'tbat
the miners are making from $5 to $25 per day. The
distance from the diggings to the mines, is from
half a mile to a mile. The gold is found in lumps,
and is readily washed. I have as yet seen no dust;
and, indeed, no very small particles from this re
gion. Mr. Kent hits a brother with us who will
accompany the expedition to San Diego, and then
return to the mines. The two brothers are New
York farmers, in good circumstances, and they con
sider this a favorable opportunity to better their
MICHIGAN ELECTION. —The Detroit Free Press thus
sums up the results of the election in that State:
She has elected George B. Cooper, Democrat,
to Congress, in place of Howard, Black Repub
It is more than probable that she has also elected
Robert W. Davis, Democrat, in place of Beach,
Black Republican, and that, too, against a majority
of 3,754 two years ago.
She has reduced Waldron's majority, in the 2d
Congressional district, from 6,403 to about one-half
that number.
She has reduced the majority for Kellogg, in the
third district, from 7,504 two years ago, to less than
four thousand.
She has reduced the majoritv on the State ticket
full one-half, bringing it down to about eight
She has increased the number of Senators from
three in the last Legislature to twelve or more, and
the Representatives from sixteen to more than
MENT. —Dr. Watson, magistrate, and the four mem
bers of the Board of Supervisors of the town of
Castleton, Staten Island, who together form the
Board of Health of that place, have been notified
that they would be arrested and held to bail in the
sum of $300,000 each, for having voted for the reso
lution adopted on the first September, 1858, to
abate "the Quarantine nuisance." The Commis
sioners of Emigration, on the ground that Quaran
tine property was riotously ana violently destroyed
on the night of the Ist and 2d of September to the
amount ot $253,750 by a mob of five kundred per
sons, have, through their counsel, served a com
plaint upon the Board of Supervisors of Richmond
county, demanding judgment against defendants.
The aggregate amount of bail required is $1,500,000.
Judge Metcalf has decided not to commit Messrs.
Ray Tomkins and Thompson on the charge of arson
and riot, but to discharge them, on the ground that
the action of the Boatd of Health of Castleton, in
declaring the Quarantine to be a nuisance, and call
ing upon the people to abate it at their discretion,
exonerates those who participated in the destruc
tion of the property from criminal responsibility.
The Mobile Register states that the Circular in
viting Emigrants to join a vessel to sail for Nicara
gua lrom Mobile on the 10th inst.,w as never signed
by General Walker, but was issued by the South
ern Emigration Society, and signed by its Secre
tary ana Treasurer, Julius Hessee. The Register
adds: the Emigration contemplated by the Society
is under the guarantee of the Cass-Yrissari treaty,
and is to be conducted in every respect in conformi
ty with existing laws. The society has branches in
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and South Carolina.
If this statement is correct, it is a little singular
that General Walker himself should not have re
pudiated the card which has been universally pub
lished under his signature.
THE CENSUS IN SPAIN. —The census of the popula
tion of Spain has been approved by the Queen, and
is to be published. The number of inhabitants is
put down at 15,464,330.
Among the passengers who arrived at Soutliaiup
, ton yesterday, bv the Indian mail packet Indus,
were Mr. and Mrs. McLeod, from Mozambique, on
the eastern coast of Africa. Mr. McLeod was her
Majesty s Consul there, and was obliged to haul
down bis Hag and leave, in consequence of the ina
bility of the Portugese authorities to protect him.
Mr. McLeod is the first Consul that has represented
England at Mozambique. He was sent out chiefly
to protect the British shipping, a number of small
vessels engaged iu the ivory and other trades from
Bombay to Mozambique having been seized unlaw
fully,it is supposed,by the Portuguese government,
on the ground of their smuggling, and also to pro
vent the carrying on of the slave trade, which it
1 was well known was practiced to a considerable ex
tent on that coast. The Consul arrived at Mozam
bique in July, 1857, and for a short time was treat
ed with respect, but having made several represen
tations with regard to the slave trade against offi
cials, a system of persecution was commenced, when
I the English frigate Castor arrived, but she stopped
only a few hours, and sailed without the despatches
for the admiral on the subject, which Mr. McLeod
had written. After repeated applications, the Gov
ernor sent a sergeant of police and six men for the
Consul's protection, but the slave dealers immedi
atcly objected to this, saying that the police were
not for the protection of the English Consul, and
rather than allow him to have tbeiu, the inuniciDal
authorities disbanded the force altogether.
About this time the Consul's wife was taken verv
ill, but no doctor could be procured by Mr. McLeod
to attend her, though there were several in the
place, one living next door to the consulate. Mr.
McLeod then requested the Governor, in writing,
either to send him a medical man from the hospital,
or to send to the captain of a small French man-of
war for his doctor. The Governor preferred doing
the latter. The French doctor could only come
once, as his ship, the Marie Labordais, sailed next
day, and Mr. McLeod had again to apply to the
Governor for a medical officer, which at last lie
sent, but his visits were confined to two. Shortly
after this, her Majesty's ship Persian arrived, ana
while the ship was saluting the Portuguese flag
with twenty-one guns, her Majesty's Consul and the
inmates of the British consulate were in a state of
semi-starvation, they not having tasted auy bread
or any substitute for it for four days.
The first present sent on shore from the Persian
was a loaf of bread. Mr. McLeod, not having re
ceived the guard or protection which he had ap
plied for from the Governor, since the disbandment
of the police force, had one consisting of five ma
rines, landed from the Persian, which guard he
quartered in his house; but when the Portuguese
Governor heard of this he immediately said that
the landing of an armed force on Portuguese terri
tory was unlawful; but, after some long conversa
tions with the Captaiu of the Persian and Mr.
McLeod, he consented to send a guard in the place
of the marines, who were accordinglv re-embarked.
The Governor's palace, with the larg'est part of the
town, is on the island while the Consul's residence is
on the main land, three miles distant; and up to this
time Mr. McLeod had seldom an opportunity of com
municating with the Governor, he not beino- able
to procure a boat's crew. But not having the Per
sian's boats, Mr. McLeod recommenced his corres
pondence with him on the subject oftheslave trade:
and having lodged several complaints against some
ot the Portuguese officials, whom he knew were en
gaged in it, he was again for the third time stoned
iu his house. One of the missiles broke a
pane of glass close to where Mrs. McLeod was sit
ting, a piece of which struck her hand, which was
before her head, lacerating it most severely. After
this direct insult to the British flag, with an Eng
lish man-of-war in the harbor, and a Portuguese
guard in the house, the only course for Mr. McLeod
to pursue was either to blow the port down or haul
down his Hag, which latter course he pursued the
next dav.
The greatest praise is due to Mr. McLeod for the
way in which he retained his post for Hve months,
from the time of the leaving of her Majesty's ship
Castor till the arrival of the Persian, during which
time he was in constant danger of his life from a
mob excited by the most influential class of men
slave dealers; himself and wife left with but one
servant, an English female.
A letter which appears in the St. Petersburg Ga
zette of the Bth ult., from the pen of an officer of
rank, furnishes some curious details on the impor
tance of the acquisition lately made by Russia on
the banks of the Amoor. The writer was, at his
own request, appointed by Admiral Kazakevitch.
Governor of Xicolaiff, on that river, to explore the
country, with a view to open a new means of com
I must observe, he states, that at the spot at
which I am writing the Amoor is but sixtv versts
from the ocean, On this part of the coast," and so
near to the Amoor, is the inagniHcent Bay of Cas
tries, discovered by La Perouse. and by him named
after the French Minister of Marine of that dav.
But the cape, and a natural arch of rock, under
which ships have to pass, bear the name of the dis
coverer. The bay has a deep and commodious an
chorage, whilst vessels of more than fourteen feet
draft cannot enter the mouth of the Amoor. Lower
down, the Amoor turns again to a distance from
the sea, and does not fall into the ocean till after a
course of 350 versts. It results, then, that if a rail
way were constructed to the point above men
tioned, all the merchandise that comes from Siberia
down the river, and all sent from America into Si
beria, would shorten their trajet bv 000 versts, and
would have a land transit of only 60. The advan
tage is the more evident as vessels would be re
lieved trora the difficult and sinuous entrance into
the Amoor, and would discharge directly in the
Gulf of Castries.
The country round the Gulf is surrounded by
virgin forests. The trees attain an elevation of
twenty sagenes (more than forty yards) and are as
straight as an arrow and nearly a yard in diameter.
The writer of the letter says that after a searcli of
many months he discovered a defile in the moun
tains, through which the line of railway might be
casflly titktn, Tho dull of dc*
clared a free port, and the writer has boon instruc
ted to draw the ground plan for a town, to be loca
ted just where a small stream falls into the Gulf, the
construction of which would be begun as soon as
the railway to the Amoor had been completed. All
vessels, whether Russian or foreign, take pilots at
the spot in question, either when entering the river
or leaving in ballast.
Among the vessels to the Gulf was the Russian
tender Kamtchadal, which arrived from China with
despatches from Admiral Putiatine. During his
voyage, states the writer of the letter, Count Pu
tiatine discovered another gulf to the south of Cas
tries, and opposite to the Japanese island of Mats
mai. To this the Count gave the name of Port St.
Waldimir, and planted there a cross with an in
scription establishing that the port had been dis
covered and occupied by the Russians. The inhab
itants, who are of the Japanese race, asserted that
no vessel had ever approached there before, and
were, therefore, immensely astonished when they
beheld the Russian steamer America.
The following letter has been addressed to the
editor of the London Times .•
Sir—The Secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society
read to-day, at the meeting of the Social Science
Association, an able paper on the effect of emanci
pation on the West India Colonies, with much of
which I entirely agree. Owing, however, probably
to a theoretical rather than a practical knowledge
of the subject, the writer fell into some errors which
I intended to point out during the usual discussion;
but, in consequence ot a call from another section,
Lord Brougham, who had presided, left the room
suddenly, a fresh paper was taken, and no opportu
nity occurred. Should you think fit to admit these
remarks they will no doubt be seen by all who heard
the paper.
The writer undertook to prove that slave labor is
dearer than free, and to this end compared the price
paid for gangs let out for hire in Cuba with the
wages of the Jamaica negro, stating correctly that
allowance must also be made for non-effective slaves,
for the interest of money, Ac., but omitting to men
tion that in Jamaica the negro seldom works more
than six hours a day for four days a week, and that
he takes in August and at Christmas holidays vary
ing from a fortnight to six weeks; while the Cuban
slave toils frequently for 18 hours a day, and for
seven days in the week during the whole vear. This
materially alters the calculation, it is tiiis want of
continuous regular labour, fully as much as a high
rate of wages, which forces the planter to seek for
laborers under contract, just as people do here
when they wish to have work finished in a certain
This is the explanation of the call for immigrants,
not (what I cannot help calling the absurd fiction)
that the large body of shrewd Englishmen and
Scotchmen who now own ar.d reside on so many
West Indian estates should, from mere caprice, im
port Indians at a heavy expense, and send them
back in a few years with their pockets full of money
rather than pay fair wages to the native peasantry
around them.
The paper went on to state that there have al
ways been cries of distress in Jamaica, arising from
extravagance and so forth.
True, but estates then passed into other hands,
and never before was the spectacle presented of so
much of that splendid island lying utterly waste
that the crop had fallen from 90,000 to 19,000 tons.
With the Society's objections to the Act of 1846
West Indians arenot likely to find fault, but, if free
is so much cheaper than slave labor, that Act
would be inoperative, because surely ceteris pari
bus, English enterprise would drive the Spaniard
out of the market.
But lastly, says the Society, "this is a low com
mercial argument. Let the'Wcst Indian be ruined,
the great principle is established." The sentiment
was cheered, and the West Indian, no doubt,
ought to be much honored by the sacrifice; but let
us pause a little. Are not planter and principle
sacrificed together? Did England say, "We wjjl
only haye free labor sugar; if you cannot make it,
we will forego the ~ sweets, and you must
forego the profits," the sentence might be
hard, but it would be just and equal. But England
says, "You shall not hare slaves (and till lately she
has said, you shall not have immigrants), but we
will not have an ounce less sugar: we will, in fact,
consume more every year." Hence the unprece
dented quantity ot Cuba sugar, the produce of mur
der, as Lord Brougham truly said to-day, which
has this year poured into our markets". Hence,
notwithstanding the Anti-Slavery Society's song of
triumph, the sorry figure England makes in the
eyes of slave-owning nations, and hence the material
condition of the West Indies is the test of success or
failure of emancipation.
1 remain, sir, your obedient servant,
Chairman of the West India Committee.
St. George's hall, Liverpool, Oct. 14.
The Southern Citizen , (John Mitchel,) in replv to
certain strictures of Richard Ilaughton and "the
Nation, Ahus defines the position of the Irish Ameri
cans with regard to Human Slavery :
First: Every Irsliman in the Southern States,
without exception, who can afford to buy negroes,
straightway buys them.
Second : Some of the largest and most successful
planters in the Southern States are born Irishmen;
and the finest plantation that has been purchased in
America for many years, with 500 negroes upon it,
was last winter sold in Louisiana; the purchaser was
an Irishman.
Third : Xot only is there a large number of Irish
horn citizens at the South, who own slaves; but most
of the Southern planters and slaveholders, we are
proud to say, are Irish by descent.
Fourth : Our acquaintance with Irish-born citi
zens at the South is very extensive, and we never
met with one of them who is not in favor of revi
ving the slave trade with Africa: save one/and he is
a very large slave-holder already, and wants no
Fifth: Irish citizens at the Xorth, though they
haye no personal interest in Slavery, almost univer
sally give their votes to let it alone (which is all
that is asked ot them,) because they haveno business
w j responsibility for it; because it exists
U u il r Constitution; by which same Constitu
their own rights and liberties exist; and because its
enemies have proved themselves to be their ene
borne lias set on I'uot a new telegraphic enterprise,
by which it is proposed to connect Boston with
Halifax by a direct route via Gape Ann and Yar
mouth, N. S., saving a circuit of over 700 miles
through Maine and .New Brunswick and avoiding
the monopoly of existing companies. Mr. Gisborne
savs :
lllanc Sablon in the straits of Belle Isle being
nearer to Ireland than Bay of Bull's Arm, Trinity
Bay, Newfoundland, a submarine cable thence to
Gape Breton 310 miles, at a cost of §250,000, would
successfully complete for transatlantic connec
tion with the New York, Newfoundland, and Lon
don Telegraph Co., who have expended or issued
stock for nearly five times that amount, to reach
the same point.
It is, however, distinctly understood, that the
Boston, Halifax and London Telegraph Compa
ny shall not extend their operations beyond
the confines of Nova Scotia, until an' At
lantic Telegraph Company shall have been
organized for the purpose of connecting Ire
land with l>lanc Sablnn, to which point thn
aforesaid company shall then extend their lines. It
is proposed that the capital of the "Boston, Halifax
and London Telegraph Company" be $400,000, to
be thus apportioned : 120,000 to represent or pur
chase out the Nova Scotia Telegraph Company's
1,000 miles of lines; 30,000 to be expended in tho
roughly repairing the same; 150,000 for the cost of
the Cape Ann and Yarmouth cable; 8,000 for the
land line between Cape Ann and Boston; 92,000 as
a reserve fund for extending lines, or other contin
gencies. Total, $400,000.
The failure of the present Atlantic cable occasions
a loss of §1,750,000, to which must be added the
New York, Newfoundland and London Telegraph
Company's stock of §1,500,000, thus interest on the
enormous amount of three and a quarter millions
of dollars has to be paid when taking a new de
parture from Trinity Bay for an Atlantic cable,
whereas via Blanc Sablon the interest on but §250,-
000 is required for a connection at precisely the
same point—Cape Breton. Mr. Gisborne was to
explain his plan to the merchants at the Exchange,
on Monday.
on the Ist instant. Hon. James Drane was elected
President of the Senate by acclamation, and Mr.
S. S. Calhoun, Secretary. The House was organized
by the election of J. L. Antry as Speaker, and Mr.
C. A. Brougher as Clerk. A resolution was intro
duced in the Senate by Mr. Davis, and made the
special order for the ensuing Thursday, declaring
that the institution of slavery, as now held and
practiced in the Southern States, is neither legally
nor morally wrong, and hence the law of Congress
making the slave trade piracy should be re
The Governor's message was read in both branch
es, and a number of extra copies ordered to be
printed. With reference to the levee system, a
project designed to give security to the bottom and
swamp lands along the Mississippi river, the Gover
nor recommends that a tax be levied on all the
swamp property sufficient to build up this protection.
After careful reflection, he could see no means for
the early completion of the railroads but by the in
terposition of State aid. He would, therefore, in aid
of these great and benificent works, recommend
that a tax of one quarter of one per cent, be levied
upon all the taxable proparty of the State, outside
of that heretofore proposed to be taxed for levee
purposes. He had no hesitation in recommending
the State University of Oxford to the fostering care
of the Legislature, and to the care of all the people
of the State, with the expression of the hope that
every young man in the State who is desirous of a
thorough education will seek it at Oxford, and not
in other States.
In reference to the common-school system, he re
commends the appointment of a superintendent-in
chief, whose duty it should be to travel over the
State, lecturing and advising and directing as to
those schools, and that he should annuallvreport to
the governor on the flrst day of October the condi
tion and pecuniary resources of these schools in
each county in the State, with the number of chil
dren being educated in thetn, and his views gener
ally in reference to the legislation necessary to give
efficiency in the common-school system.— Wash.
THE NEXT HOUSE —The Washington Union has
the following about the political complexion of the
next House of Representatives :
It will be seen that, though the democratic party
should elect men of their own in every Southern
district now represented by Americans, it would
still have but a hundred and twelve, a minority of
the House.
The admission of Oregon would give another,
but there would still be but a hundred and thir
teen of the hundred and nineteen necessary to a
majority. Nor is it probable that the party will
elect more than six or eight in place of the twelve
Americans now representing southern districts;
and so it is hardly possible that the full strength
of the party in the next House can lie more than
one hundred and ten in two hundred and thirty
six or seven. On the other hand, it is obvious
that! neither branch of the opposition will have
control of that body; for there will be but one
hundred and eleven Republicans, twelve anti-
Lecoinpton Democrats, and say four or five South
ern Americans. In other words, the complexion of
the House will be very similar to that 0f1855-'SG,
which was signalized by so long and excited a
struggle for the organization of that body; vet it
is to be considered that if as good an understand
ing shall subsist between the anti-Lecompton
Democrats and Republicans as subsisted last win
ter, when Mr. Harris, of Illinois, acted as leader
of the coalition, the black Republican strength in
the House will be as decided as one hundred and
twenty-four, or a clear majority, exclusive of such
Americans as Winter Davis, of six in a full House.
THE BAHAMAS. —The Nassau Guardian of the 27th
ult., speaking of the effects ofthe late equinoctials,
The late boisterous weather has created an un
usual surge on the northern side of Hog Island,
ror oco tbo bai y dIHI ill one; Oio ohorc. of the WPsUm
district of New Providence. The sea has been
breaking over Hog Island Point as far as the light
house-keeper's residence, forming a complete cata
ract, and occasionally the billows have risen half as
high as the lighthouse itself. The tide rose yester
day to a considerable height, overflowing the
western suburbs of Nassau, and causiug much dam
age to the buildings along shore.
A brig and schooner have been in the offing
since yesterday, and another schooner was signal
led to-day without any possibility of crossim" the
In speaking of the recent gales, the Bahama
Herald, ofthe 23d ofOctober, says:
"A tremendous sea was thrown up outside, and
even in the harbor the fury of the successive blasts
was severely felt. Several vessels were driven
ashore, and, among the rest, the American brig
Flora, and the American schooner Fashion, which
were both bilged. The brig was laden with coffee
from San Domingo, and the schooner with lumber
and shingles. The captain of the brig has engaged
hands to discharge the cargo for the sum of two
thousand dollars."
under the authority of the Government, have been
for some time engaged in procuring emigrants along
the Coast for the West Indies, and other French
The commanders of these ships ask for free emi
grants, but in reality obtain slaves. Very few free
men, if any, now that the scheme is understood,
ship; but slavery prevailing all along the coast, and
everywhere in the interior, the owners readily dis
pose of slaves for the price offered by the trader.—
In truth this scheme is attended with all the evils
of the slave trade. As soon as an emigrant ship
makes her appearance, the chiefs and native tra
ders on the Coast send in every direction in the in
terior for slaves. Those on hand are at once set in
motion, and predatory expeditions undertaken to
procure more. Not only so. Kidnapping is resort
ed to as far as practicable. Parties visiting the
Coast, or on the way hither, for the purpose of law
ful traffic, are seized and confined by their hosts
for the free emigrant ships. If any opposition is
manifested to destiny, the captives are subjected
to an ordeal which places before them the alter
native of submission or death.— Coballa (Liberia)
VENEZUELA, —By the arrival of the bark "Kow
ena" at Philadelphia, the Evening Journal has dates
from Venezuela up to the 24th ultimo.
The Convention, in a few days, were to present
the new Constitution to the ICxecutive Power for
its signature.
General Paez's return to the country is looked
upon by all the political parties as the inaugura
tion and establishment of perpetual peace. It is
the general impression that lie will not hold any
public office, but will contribute with his good office
and counsels to unite the various parties and bring
to power the most able and respectable men in the
The "crops this year, are very good, and prices
have an upward tendency.
Coffee—First quality, thirteen cents per pound;
second quality, eleven; and third, nine cents. —
Hides, fitteen cents a pound, and Indigo a dollar a
The onlv American vessel in port, the barque
Joseph Maxwell, to sail on or about Nov. Ist, for
TEXAS. —A letter to the Galveston New*, dated
San Elizario, Texas, October Ist, says:
"Two companies of the Bth Infantry, under the
command of Capt. Arthur T. Lee, have arrived ati
the place designated for a new post on the Rio
Grande, near the canon upon the San Antonio and
K1 Paso mail route, and are making preparations
for building Fort Quitman. This post will he the
means of settling up our entire valley, which is
ninety miles in length, on an average of three in
width, on the east side or Texas side of the river.
Fort Bliss opposite El Paso, Mexico, is situated at
the upper end of the valley, and has never been any
protection to the settlements of the American side
of the river.
"Our neighbors on the other side of the river, in
the State of Chihuahua, are entirely without gov
ernment, and are divided into several parties; and
neither party has any support from the several
Governments. Each party claims to be the true
friends of the magnanimous Mexican nation."
NAVAL.— The United States steamer Southern
Star, Capt. Pennock, sailed from Hampton Roads,
on Saturday, for Paraguay via Barbadoes.
The United States sioop-of-war Preble, Capt. T. T.
Hunter, the last of the vessels, fitted out at this
station, for the Paraguay expedition dropped down
from the Navy Yard to the Naval Anchorage on
Friday evening last, and will sail as soon as the
weather permits, which has been stormy for seve
ral days past.
Robert L. Willis, who was arrested on the charge
of committing murder in a New York gaining
house, was committed to the Tombs on Moniß.v to
answer the charge of murder, he signed a petition
drawn np bv his counsel, to be presented the Re
corder or City Judge asking for a ha H a* corpus
and certiorari, to take his case into apother court.
In the afternoon Judge Russell overruled Justice
Connolly's decision, without hearing any evidence
decided it to be insufficient, anJ ordared Willis to
be set at liberty.
Judge Magrath, of the United States Court in
Charleston, recently decided that liability of a
steamboat company on freight does not stop when
the goods on freight are lsnded on a wharf. The
shipper is compelled to sthat his produce is de
livered to the consigned or his order. In case the
shipper cannot find or deliver the goods to the
consignee, it is his business to ha*e the goods
sent to a warehouse or placed in responsible hands,
subject to the order of the owner *f consignee.
The fourth annual meeting n'the National Pro
tective Association ofLocoj*>tive Engineers will
be held at Louisville commencing on Wednesday
next, Nov.lo. All engitydrs attending as delegates
will be, on presenting a-ertificate from thier re
spective roads, pasfß free over the Ohio and
Mississippi road, having kindly con
sented to this arrangement, on application of the
engineers of the J"®-
A Jamaica correspondent of the New V ork Herald
says: ♦
The articles which have recently appeared in the
j Daily Ae of London ..n the subject of the pro
■ posed emigration to Jamaica of the free colored
1 population of the Southern States of America have
j been transferred to the columns of our newspapers
j and made the subject of several leading articles.
: The Daily New* states that the three hundred sugar
i estates that are at present in cultivation here em
ploy only titteen thousand laborers, to each of whom
the planters only pay ninepence to one shilling per ,
da\ -making a total of about £190,000 per annum. ,
This is a misstatement that must have been design- :
edly made. There arc properties in this country '
that distribute £OO per week among the laborers j
employed on them; and it, is estimated that not less ;
than £OOO,OOO is expended in this island in labor on
sugar estates alone. The Daily New* also states j
that the planters desire to import immigrants be- j
cause they cannot induce the 15.000 native laborers j
to manufacture from 25,000 to 30.000 hogsheads of i
sugar. This is likewise a misstatement. Thegentry j
desire immigration to increase the population of the .
colony and to extend cultivation. The population
of Jamaica is under sixty to the square mile, while j
that of liarbadoes (an island not larger than one of j
our large agricultural parishes—St. Thomas in the '
East. for instance,) is 675 to the square mile. The
consequence of this is, that while Barbadoes ex
ports 50,000 hog-heads of sugar, Jamaica ships but u
30,000 hogsheads. In this state of things we would j
gladly welcome the Southern negroes if the gov- ,
crnments of England and the United States would j
consent to their emigration.
FROM MARTINIQUE, Oct. 18th.—Monetary affairs f!
at Martinique were reported to be in a sad state —
specie was extremely scarce, and nothing but notes '
of the Island Treasury were in circulation.
The Court of First Instance has decided that the
Bank of Martinique is not bound to redeem in
French gold, its notes issued under the law organ
izing the Colonial Bank; and that holders of its
notes are not bound to take in payment treasury
notes which the bank is authorised to reckon as
specie. In the local money market French coin was
at a premium of 11 to 12 per cent, and discounts at
half per cent, per month; the doubloon is officially
rated at 92 francs the American eagle, 115f. 64c. (5
sterling) bills at 1)0 days, 11 to 12 per cent. Sugar
was selling in the colony at about 255. to 31s. per
cwt. The Outer Mcr states:
A premium of twentv-tive francs (£1 sterling) per
Dead had been offered by the government for 160 of
the first cattle of good quality introduced into the
colony by the 31st of December.
Thirty-four varieties of Indian corn bad been re
ceived from the Agricultural Society of New York,
and been distributed amongst the planters.
Martinique was soon to have its imperial solem
nity. The statue of the Empress Josephine, which
is to ornament the Grande Savanne of Forte-de-
France, in that island—the reputed birthplace of j
Mademoiselle Tacher de la Pageri—had been em
barked at Havre on board the ship ltoi d'Yveto, |
which sailed on the 21st of July. The statue is sta
ted to be about five feet high.
Delta says that the contributions of Texas to this
road are on the most bountiful scale, and that they
are ready, and will be promptly made. The Delta j
predicts that this railroad will swell the population
of Texas beyond all previous precedent, and will
hasten the division of that Commonwealth into
three, perhaps five, States. A general meeting of
the stockholders of the Southern Pacific Railr >ad
Company, will be held at Louisville, Kentucky, on
Thursday, the 25th inst.
M. Adolphe Keichenheim, a wealthy Jewish mer- ,
chant, at Berlin, being desirous to testify the esti- I
mation in which the character and attainments of I
Alexander von Humboldt are held by him, made on !
the occasion of that eminent man's 89th birthday, a
donation of 5,000 thalers to the society established
for the purpose of affording aid to the poor students
of the Jewish persuasion, the condition being at- J
ached to it that the sum so placed at their disposal ■
should be administered as the "Humboldt fund." {
On Monday evening John Kiddle and wife just ar
rived from Scotland, complained at the headquar- .
ters of the New York Kiver and Harbor Police that (
their two children, a girl of seventeen and a boy of ,
fifteen, had been kidnapped as the family were land
ing from an emigrant ship at Castle Garden. An j
officer was despatched to look for them, and after a '
long search found them in a disreputable house in !'
the lower part of the city. They were restored to j
their parents.
Jethro W. Underbill was arrested in New York ,
on Saturday night at the International Hotel for put- .
ting in circulation notes of the New England Bank,
Fairmount, Me. No such bank exists. According ,
to the Tribune it is calculated that the projectors of '
the fraud have issued about §500.000 worth of the
stuff'. About 550,000 have been circulated by Wall 1
street brokers. Underbill's stor v is straight forward,
and his friends say be has been made a tool of.
It is contemplated in London to make the 300 th
anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth ti
the throne of England, which will occur on the 17t)
of November, the occasion of a special eelebratioi
commemorative of the event in connection with th
cause of Protestantism.
Mr. P. F. de Gournay, a gentleman of talent, ai •
American citizen, a Cuban by birth, and for som ;
years a resident of New Orleans, proposes, on th t
15th inst., to publish the first number of a Cube
newspaper in English, entitled the Southern H ate
KO,d - |
Within a few days past Messrs. Lasalle, of tl
Courrier de* Etats lon's,and Williamson, of the Su
day Di*patch, have been arrested in New York, f (•
a violation of the- State law which prohibits t!
publication of lotteries.
Gen. Robinson has been chosen to act as chl f,
marshal on the occasion of the centennial celebr
tion at Pittsburg, on the 25th instant. He is o
of the oldest citizens of Pittsburg, having been t
first white male child born in Alleghany city.
I COUNTERFEITS —The Alexandria Gazette has be '
j shown two five dollar note 3, on the Northweste '
Bank of Virginia, which are pronounced b: !
counterfeits. The paper of these counterfeit" i|
very flimsy, and of different color from the tr- (■
uine. 6 j)
On Saturday morning last George Keist, a yor (j
man living near Cincinnati, was shot in theshouf f
bv his father,jvho supposed him to be a burglar. |
A reading room has been established at the f 1
cond District police station, Philadelphia. f
f tgal gjfotiefs. j
X tile subscriber of Baltimore city, in Maryland .
obtained from the Orphans' Court of said city lettei
administration with the will annexed, of the persona 1
tate-.f JOIIX WH.I,IAM KALTENBACH, late ofreid ,
deceased. All persons having claims against the said
ceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same with I
vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, on or before the 1
day of May next; they may otherwise by law be i
cluiied from all benefit of said estate.
Given under my hand this 16th day of October 1858
Oc2o-law4w* Adm'x with will annexe.'
J. TIMORE CITY.—The object of this suit is to obtain i
divorce a vinculo matrimonii , of the complainant from '
defendant, on the ground, as stated in the bill, that th,
termarriage of the complainant and the defendant wl
was solemnized at the city of Baltimore on the eightee
day of June in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-set
by John W. Hedges, a Minister of the Gospel, was and
null and void ab initio, for the cause that at the time
said marriage, t.ie said defendant, Israel A Leon \ '
already (without the knowledge of the complainantl'm '
ried to a certain Abbey E. Leon, the said Israel and Ab \
having been lawfully married to each other at thecitv
New York, on the twenty fourth dav of May in the v '
eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, by B. W Osborn on
the police justices of said city of New York, and hav
afterwards cohabited as man and wife, and the said m
riage of the defendant to the said Abbey, subsisting in
foree at the time of bis said marriage to the complaim
The bill states that the said Israel A. Leon resides out t
the State of Maryland.
It is thereupon adjudged and ordered this twenty tl
day of October, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight that! f
complainant by causing a copy of this order to be i riser 1
In some newspaper published at Baltimore city once '
week duting one month after the date of tiiis order e
notice to the said absent defendant of the object and si '
stance of this bill; and warn him to appear in this Co- J
in person or by solicitor, on or before the first dav'
March A D. 1859, to answer the premises and show cau 1
if any he has, why a decree ought not to pass as praved ,
True Copy—Test —GEO. E. SANGSTON C'k
0c26-law4w 1 -
I TIMORE CITY.—In the matter of the return of prTe
ings before Justice Carl, wherein sale was made and r
turned bv William Woodward Constable—Ordered th
R S, S ' tW a'^nd^port,
B> W ilham Woodward, constable, of the leasehold int*
uoVTloi'To? 16 ° fde . fell<la,lt in and to all those four contlg
uius lots of ground and premises running 011 the ,-a I
side of Schroeder street, all together a front of fifty u i
feet, with a depth of seventy, subject to the vearl i r ,-nl I
the first of said lots or |44.00. and f :u,oo on each of th •
other three lots, respectively-being the ice,
£T3'd 0 &i , i k; i " " r " 1 •' John KmSSZk t
the said Charles A. Mehee. by indenture, r.ded .m i,
the said records of Baltimore cil v it, j i„ , . |, pa.
Ae-to John Eschbach. for the sum Ire, and * I
4trarJbe t r,tifi '' U Rnd linle.a cut" tin
HS^X W - K ' IU AOME OF /•;% "1 • -'R;V •" !
c,c25 1al;t , w CO, ' y - Ten - , ' K ° " •***
i l i'n'd K CIT Y ;— "vt. 28th. 1858—Order.. I that tin ale
"ale of nro ♦ ' y Lutl,er Nl Reynold" I 1 Mat. e fa, the
.1 of P ro l>evty mentioned in the proceedings of th* I
contra?? O. 6 ' be ™ tifle<l *d to the
contrary thereof be shewn on or In h.rc i JOtlnlay ..I \o
vember next; provided a copy of (his order la- in-cried in '
, S ,f'?t?r?? W . ,p:lper ! printed "ahimore ciiv, one. in each
cell? successive weeks lie. -ore the aid 19th dav of No
I ember next. The Report suites the amount of sales to I
t, L5 ,0. W. 11. 11. TURNER, Cl'k.
_ocl.law3w UeCO " y - 1V ' St ~ W M " T " :N KR ' Uk - j
J.TIMORR CITY —23 d October, 1858 Ordered, that the
sale of the mortgaged estate of Jacob Ruth, as made
and reported by T. Parkin Scott. Trustee, he ratified and
crniniyW, unless cause to the contrary be shewn on or be
a'-' ' <la ( uf November in-Mi provided, a copy of '
wlliks h?f P .c hed r " ,ce a ' v, '' k for t,lpei ' successive )
Tid nnhb £ re . • V lar , 'n some dally newspaper printed ,
sale to he '" U,U cUy Tl ' e re ''°[? L lat " s Ul " araa at f >
to BE $4lO. WM. (I RO. K REUS 1
bc26-law3w Ue C °i ,y - Test - W H - TURNER,CI k! j
TIMORE CITY.—23d October. 1859.—Ordered that the
sate of M,e mortgaged estate of Jacob Ruth as made and
reported by T Parkin Scott, Trustee, be con ,
?hTi e 6r'iT ,T' ,0 m h " ™ ntr "ty hv shewn on orbeton 1
the 15thda.v of .November next nrnvi.u ; ,
older be published once a week for three w ee kl
li.hvd Tte r'lteratTtT a " d PUb " '
to he S6OO. ' ' n P ° n StJ, \'v^ rSTrfbm" l *
oc2WalTw. C ° Py-Te " t ~ WM . H ' "' TI KN ER - Clerk!
V prints in s^? 'cHy*t^'^Bil?
e is?h C d,7v ° f 'hree successive w?ek, before thn
BAU 15th dity of November next.
The report states the amount of sales to be $1,200.
W. H. H. TURNER, Clerk.
oc2slaw3w* c °py—Test—W. H. H. TURNER,^
application will be made to the Mayor and City Coun*
cil of Baltimore, at the next session of the Council, for th*
widening of Hoffman street from Ross street to Ettinw
street. a oc2-l*w9w

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