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THE WEEKLY MINNESOTIAN.
©WENS & IVOORE, VOLUME 1. THE MINNESOTIAN, PUBLISHED EVERY.' SATURDAY, BY J. P. OWEjYS Sr G. W. MOORE , Saint Paul, Minnesota Territory. TERML-Two Dollars per annum in advance. Three Dollars if not in ad vance. RATES OF ADVERTISING, [ltomilll Tirt 01 ITS IQBIVAI.IST.I Transient Advertisements, $1 00 per square ol twelve lines, for the tirst insertion, and fifty cents per •qiare for each sut>>equeni insertion. YEARL V ADVERTISEMENTS. One column, ..... SSO 00 Half a column, ..... 30 00 Oue-fouriU or & column, ... 20 00 Busin'-s.s Cards n<»t over six line**, - 500 Over *lx lines and under ten lines, - 750 Over ten lines and under tirteen lines, 10 00 For ail changes ordered in advertlseinants, a charge will be male of thirty c- nu per 1,000 em 3 composition. We agree to charge the above prices, umloriuly for ad vertising. James M. Goodhue, Pioneer, D. A. ItoUERTsON, Democrat, Owens fit Muuhe, Mmncsouan. St. Paul March 24th, 1852. M. E. AMES. AMES & NELSON, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW, AND SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY. St. Paul, Minn, WILL attend with t»roiiiplness and tididlty to all law buaili ss intrusted to tll -ir care ill Minnesota, and the adj.iiuing counties ~t WlscuUsiu. Sj” Particular attention wit. he riven to the collection of delta, and the location of land warrauta. y PI ERSE * MURRAY, ATTORNEYS A N U COUNSELORS AT LAW, St. Paul, Minn. Terr. WILL attend promptly ai d diligently to all business intruded io them. li.Tl.ig made themselves ac quainted with <iie quality ami situation of the surveyed ands 111 the territory, they are prepared to locate land warrants to the be>t advantage. Persons at a distance may semi tlieir warrants here and their interests will be tended to as if they were present. (Mice on Third reel. September 17. H. L. MOSS, ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT Law, Still water, Mm. T«*r., "in attend to pro fessional business in an the courts ot the Territory } will attend 10 the iocaii<*u of Land VI a r ran is, Ac. £3" Land Warrants lor sale. A. VAN YORHES, A TTORNEY &. COUNSELLOR AT al Law and Solicitor in Chancery, will attend to all professional busim-ss intrusted to his rare, in the ditlcrcut courts of the Territory. [St.llwater, 1652. Isaac Atwater, A TTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT Law and Soli t*r in Cuaujerv. Will give prompt attention to a <y bu>;:i »s intrusted him in the line of his p.oKssi.m, in any part of the Territory. Particular at tention paid to locating Laud Warrants, Payment of Tax es, sal»- 01 Pa enis when issued, and Real Estate in gen eral. Office at SL Anthony, on Alam street, opposite the Falls. TV. Richardson, IVOTARY PUBLIC, Conveyancer, and -L. Land ArettL lltllic, opposite Uic St. Charles Ileus", Si. .\u,h 10 rail.. THOS. P. WATSON. Attorney, Counsellor ilf Solicitor. (avocat rRAN'CAIS.) OlJice over Spencer’s store, Tliird st., St. Paul. intf WlLKltl & VA\ EITE.V A T T ORNEYSATLA AY, Office over Farrington’s Brick Store, St Paul. Dr. IC, Uilllllil . HAS his office ;n the r«ar <<r Levi Sloan’s store, where lie will be rvA ly t » attend to professional calls, baiut Paul, Nov 2'J—mm y Dll. J. H. DAY, WILL praet or Us profession in Saint Paul au.i vi cinity. Office on Bench street. nov 29 nun y L. A. BABCOCK, M. S. WILKINSON LAW FI IO! j BABCOCK a WILKINSON Attoruies and Counselloi at La*, Solicitors m CUimvry, Acc. OttLe mar the comer of TntrU aui Roberts streets, St. Pk(4- Min. Ter, W i'.x attend to business of their profession in all the CvUtU A the Territory, nov. 22,1651. BRECK & AVILLIAMS, ATTORNEYS AND « Ot NSELLOUS AT LAW office on Tuini St. saim Paul. Daniel Bueck. a# l. Williams. «lec* 6. WM. IHOMtY WOO**, Attorney & cocxskleor at law. Notary Panne, aud Laud Atfc-UL Sauk Rapids, Miunesota Territory. JACOB J. JYOJH, A TTORNEY AT LAW and Justice -AA- of the Peace—Commissioner for the States ol Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Xwv York, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Alabama and Louisiana. Office cu Thud SL, St. Paul. Oil. T. U- POTTS, Corner Roberts and sixih streets, St. Paul, WILL attend lo the duties of his profession in St. Paul aud vicinity. September 17. BILLS OF EXCIIA.AGE, AND DRAFTS on all parts of the United States, at the office ot the Mnines jta uuuii, by CD AS. W. BOR CP. J. QUIJYJY, BOOT AND SHOEMAKER—Corner oi Third and Miuuesou m>. — Gcutieiiieii’:> LoKs and hluH‘6} also Uius’ and Cli>Lirv.*u’tt >i»o a, i»aik lo urncr ill the mutest. and uuai durable manner, and vi ihe Leal uiaiei ials. J. R. BRtWSTER, House, Sign, autl Oru..men:ai Painter. St. I'aui, Minnesota Territory. INSURANCE! THE un<t?T»lgne<l is aguut for, and will insure buildings and g.-odb m Hie lulluamg Companies: Utica Insurance C -lupaiiv. Urnaus Insurance C unpany. Jackson County Mui ,ai ln-.-.rauce Company. New York Rruteciiuu C inpany. —ALSO— Will insure lives in the Connecticut Mutual Life Insu rant Company. ALEX. WILKIN, fct. Raul, November 5,1551 g F. E. COLLINS, " AUCTION & COMMISSION HOUSE THE undersigned having received an Auctioneer’s Com* missiou from the Governor of Minnesota, has opened an Auction and Commission House, in St. Raul, where he will sell on commission, Groceries, Dry Good.-, Furniture, Ac. lie believes that the superior advantages of St. Paul as a market, will be a sufficient inducement tor business men and manufacturers at a distance, to send their goods, Ac., to be sold on commission at private sale, ur at auction, ills charges will be moderate- N. B. Particular attention wijl be paid to the sale of real estate, in or about bt. Raul, St. Anthony, or Stillwa ter. Mlrch 6 F. E. COLLINS. REFERENCES: Sj° v - Ramsey, St. Paul, U ° H' U ‘ OLE v, Memlula, uaviu Ol.msteu, Merchant, Benton Ct., « w.V !i A ? SEV ’ St - Eaul, Mill. 11. J-OKBEB, \ ELrELT *. bHUTHERS. I J. W. Simpson, \ Merchants, St. John Farrington, L Raul. D. L. Fuller, } FRANKLIN STEELE, Mer. St Amhonv vm. Holcombe, esq., y ’ t’cntral House, St. Paul. CA\ L A 111 RTOX have taken this old and well known house. They have fitted It up anew, and are now prepared to accommodate boarders and travellers with comfortable quarters. No pains will be spared to make the Central House one of ths best Hotels in the West. November, 1851. toeswoAx jLCwia, RODNEY PARKER, late of the American House Low ell, Mass., having a lease of the large hotel at the upper end oi St. Paul, with everything in proper order tor the convenience of travelers, boarders, or families de siring furnished apartments, respectfully Invites his friends and the public to give him a call, believing that he can do as much for their Comfort a. can he expected in a new country, not yet supplied with regular markets. Tempera 11 cc House, T OT MOFFET, Proprietor ,—Corner of Fourth and Jackson St>., Saint Paul. Perma nent an 1 transient boarder- furnished with good and com fortable apartments. Charges moderate. Half-Way House. JOHN MORGAN, (mid-way between St. Paul and Stillwater,) begs leave to say to stran gers visiting Minnesota, and the public generally, that having made his arrangements complete for the accom modation of the public, and being situated in the midst of the most delightful scenery, surrounded by lakes that abound with fish, and in an atmosphere of unsurpassed purity, he hopes to see company from abroad, as well as irom the neighboring villages. They will find the charges moderate. R. R. NELSON Minnesota Boarding-House. C? C McCRAY would inform the pub lie—residents and strangers—that he has taken the large house on Eagle Street, opposite D. 1.. Fuller’s Hrick Store, where he is prepared lo a.-eouimndate his customers with the i.est style of boarding. The house has been thoroughly repaired and pamt'd. Jlis table will be furnished with every thing the market affords; and tle.se Who Come prepared n> plunk up Hie fa h everv Saturday night, w ill rind the ‘•.Minnesota Boarding House” a comfortable and pleasant home. Nolle others are de sired. [April 17 —6m. OAK HILL CEMETERY. A LL persons desiring burial lots can ■IX. obtain information by calling upon the Secretary, J. \V. Selby, or tlie President, C. VV. Bur up. 29yl Nathan Spicer, TEWELER AND WATCHMAKER, at the sign of the Ilia Watcli, Third street, /rj next door tjMhe St. Paul Drug Store, is prepared well as music books, -bell coinlo, or linger ring.-, brace lets and ear drops. He also keeps for -ale a great variety of rings, perfumery, uud whatever goods are usually en quired for at a Jeweler’s* W. H. FORBES, PUR COMPANY—St. Paul Outfit— Also Dry Goods and Groceries, corner of Third and Jacksou streets. j~w7"babcock, FORWARDING and Commission Mer chant, Upper lautding, Saint Paul, .Minnesota Ter ritory. liittMOii’s Addition. J'HIS desirable ground, lying in tlie -I- most central and advantageous part the basin of Sf. Paul, where must inevitably lie the principal river business of tlie town, ami affording also the most choice aud delightful lots in the rear, upon the bench for dwel ling houses; Is surveyed into lots and now ottered for sale with titles undisputed and indisputable, at reasona bly low prices, ai.d upon liberal terms of credit, for most of the purchase money, and lumber tor building on lots sold in the addition, will be furnished at the rotary saw mill oil easy terms. (/HAS. 11. OAKES, Agent lor Proprietor*• SPENCER. KIRKPATRICK 9c MARK LEY, Forwarding and Commission Merchants, LEVEE, LOWER LANDING, ST. PAUL* feb 14 _ 22-tr_ S. I*. FOLSOM, County Surveyor . May be found at office of of Register ot Deeds, on Third Street, one door below Minnesota Outlit. 17— y E. >rLAGAN, i STORAGE AND COMMISSION MERCHANT, 1 Jackson street, Lower Landing, St Paul, Minnesota lIRO.MPT attention given to all consignments, and char ges moderate. 1 St Paul, October 19, 1851 7 THEODORE E. PARKER, Attorney ami Counsellor at Law, STILLWATER, MINNESOTA TERRITORY. r. CIIOIMTAP, JR. J x«. II ARr.ISON) FELIX VALLE. ( HOUTEAU, IIARHI'ON AND VALLE. Commission Merchants and Proprietors of the St Louis Rolling MilL \ND MANUFACTURERS OF BAR IRON in all its vunaiM shape*, Sheet Iron and B.jilei Piate,Nails aud Spikes, fioin the me of the Iron Mountain. lion Stoic-No. 129. North Second St St. Louis. Sep. !• To iny old Triends, AND THE “REST OF MANKIND,” I would say, that 1 can be found during the winter, at tlie old stand of Charley Cave, on Third Street, where I will al ways be happy to wait upon them. Bar and house fur nished with the best of every thing, uov. 22. tt. WAI. HARTSIIOItXE. r vi.viim;. SIIERMAX 5k MOREY, on Fourth street, St. Paul,near the middle of town, in the building of Mr. Knox, up stairs, may be fouttd, ready to attend to Painting in all its departments. House painting, sigh painting, carriage ami ornamental painting, all doue up promptly, oud .with paints of the best quality. If we do our work in a slov enly, uuworkiuaii like mannner we do not expect to get business in the enlightened town ot St. Paul. Dec. 13, 1851. SUERM AN At MOREY. BOOKBINDING. r PHE subscriber would respectfully inform the citizens of St. Paul aud its vicinity, Dial he is now carrying on the above business in the 2d story of Spencer’s new buiid lmr, <>u the corner of Ftlh and Roberts street. SLj 5 " Particular attention paid to rebinding old books and periodicals. JaMKS MACKINTOSH, feb 7 21—tf J C Burbank At CO. St.Paul] [W L Faucet te fit. co. St. Louis NORTH-WESTERN* EXPRESS COMPANY, CONNECTING AT GALENA AND ST. LOUIS WITH THE American and other Express Companies. r PO and front all the principal cities in the United States, A Catttorti a and Europe, tor the speedy transportation of money aud valuable packages, col ectioii of draft >, notes, bills, accounts, Ac., purchase and sale of all kinds of merchandize. C. R. Rice A Co , St. Paul, Oils West, St. Louis, J. Brookes, Galena. N. B.—Particular attention paid to forwarding and commission business generally. may 1. ’ 33-tf AMERICAN SALOON ]?ItED. lIARDV now keeps this well-known establlsh -1 nient “on his own hook.” He hopes by a continued ai million to the wants of his customers**to merit their patronage as heretofore* 19) ST. PAUL DRUG STOKE. HICHCOX & KELLOGG, Corner of Third and Cedar sts., opposite Judge Lamberts WILL keep constantly on hand a general supply of the be.-t unadulterated drugs and medicines, aud articles usually kept for sale in drug stores. Physicians? prescriptions put up with the greatest care. Medicines may be procured at all hours of the night, without extra charge. £3" Profits small, and terms cash. SADDLE, HARNESS AND TRUNK MANUFACTORY. IMIE subscriber solicits the patronage of the public, anti assures all purchasers In his line, that he will e ll fur cash, saddles, harness of all kinds, ami trunks, of a better quality, and cheaper than any oilier establish ment in Minneßota. Rur hasers will do well to call at his shop, on Third street, St. Raul, next door east of S. H. Sergeut’s and judge for themselves. SKETCHES OF MINNESOTA, the New Eng laud ot the West, by E. s. Seymour. Fur sale by J.EDLC & KOUKER. FIRE * MARINE INSURANCE, BY tlie undersigned agent lor the Protection insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. Policies Issued upon the moat favorable terms by w. P. Murray* Agent, Minnesota. St. Paul, February 28, 1863 34-la SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA TERBITORY, SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 1852 It is an easy task to assail the reputa tion and integrity of public officers, when the detractor is entirely unscrupulous as to the means lie employs to accomplish his ends. Every day the violence of partizans and the recklessness of politi cal opponents, afford evidences of the fa cility with which wholesale charges can be made against tlie most discreet Ad ministration, and baseless rumors lubrica ted to impeach the most honorable men. Thoughtless ignorance, and wilful mis representation are alike unceasingly em ployed in the occupation of traducing public officers. To make charges is, however, one thing—to prove them is an other. It would be difficult to point to an Ad ministration in the history of our country less liable to censure than that of Mr. Fillmore, and yet it has not escaped the assaults of reckless opponents. The la test specimen of this system of indis criminate censure has been furnished by Mr. Gwin, the Democratic Senator from California. This gentleman, with a pecu liar desire to distinguish himself by doing something, undertook lately in a debate on the Deficiency bill, in the U. S. Senate, to display his acumen and knowledge by a review, critical and condemnatory,of the management of public affairs by tlie pres ent administration. The gentleman’s re marks were lengthy and bis charges were very sweeping. Unfortunately, however, for their author, they lacked the simple ingredient of truth. The charges of Mr. Gwin were met by Senator Pierce of Maryland, in a clear and forcible speech, in which the course of tlie administration in every point men tioned in the ill-judged attack, was fully vindicated. The first charge made by Senator Gwin, was that Mr. T. Butler King was appointed special agent to California while a member of the House. This is satis factorily disproved by Senator Pearce, who holds besides that a special agent like Mr. King, was not an otlicer recog nized by law, and that he was nut invest ed with complete power over the army and navy. Mr. Gwinn himself voted for the confirmation of the appointment of Mr. King as collector. Mr. Gwin takes exception to the ex pense of the escort sent out with Gen. Wilson, which amounted to $12,000 Mr. Pearce refers to the escort sent out by Mr. Polk's administration with Weller, the Boundary Commissioner, at a cost ot SOI,OOO. and by G cn. Taylor’s adminis tration with Messrs. Collier, Wilson and others, tlie expenses of which reached $56,000. lie does not, however, rest his defence upon these precedents, but proves that the military force in question must have gone out whether Wilson did or not. All the matters relating to this affair, were satisfactorily answered bv Air. Pearce. A very unfortunate count in Mr. G win’s indictment, was tbe charge made against the present administration, of the unwise selection of Benicia as tlie chief military depot ol' California, and the ex travagant outlay there for barracks and the like. An inquiry into this affiir proves that tbe place was selected by Gen. Persifer Smith, who was appointed by Mr. Polk ; and that the expenditure was ordered by him. The proceedings were countermanded by the present Sec retary of War, so soon as he came into oifiee; and tbe battery of Mr. Gwin was therefore directed against his own friends. We come now to the California Indi ans. Congress had at different times ap propriated $50,000 lor them. Three commissioners or agents were appointed ; they arrived there and had no money. It was advisable to treat with the Indians on account of the alarm and anxiety that prevailed. The commissioners applied to (Collector King for $25*000. He re fused, but, by the advice of Mr. Gwin, advanced $5,000. The commissioners then divided the State into three districts, each proceeding to a seperateonc. They could not go alone; escorts were necessa ry. Mr. King advanced $150,000 to the Quarter-Master’s department, but only sfo,ooo of it were expended on the es corts, the rest was appropriated to other services by the department. These advances were illegal, and had been condemned by the administration; hut may be defended on the ground of imperious necessity, as well as the ad vance of $5,000 recommended, as we have seen, by Mr. Gwin. It made no difference in principle, whether the sum was five thousand or five millions. These commissioners are admitted to have ex ercised powers he did not legally possess, in negotiating treaties with the Indians. The Senator from California complains that they have not been laid before the Senate. These treaties were not receiv ed before the Ist of January, and the President has properly detained them for examination and further information.— The Senate will need it as much as the Executive. The President disapproves of some of the clauses in the treaties ; why then, asks the Senator, are not the I commissioners dismissed ? Because one ot them opposed all the proceedings, an other has resigned, and the sub-agent has been dismissed. The third commission er, understood to be the best of the num ber, is relied upon by the department for indispensable information. Where is that to be obtained if lie should lie dis missed ? When the matter is fully un derstood, and the information bearing upon it is laid before the Senate, it will be seen that the course of the Adminis tration is entirely free from censure, and that the charges made by Senator Gwin are totally unfounded. AGENTS. A. R. FRENCH. Office—Corner of Jackson and Fifth Streets. From the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser. Assaults on the Administration. Extraordinary Trick of a Ventriloquist. From Broceau, a learned critic of the 16th century, we have the following ac counts of the feats of a capital ventrilo quist and cheat, who was valet de cham bre to Francis the first. This fellow, whose name was Brabant, had fallen des perately in love with a young, handsome and rich heiress j but was rejected by the parents as an unsuitable match for their daughter, on account of the lowness of his circumstances. The young lady’s father dying, Brabant made a visit to the widow, who was totally ignorant of his singular talent. Suddenly on his appear ance in open day at her house, and in presence of several persons who were with her, she heard herself accosted, in a voice perfectly resembling that of her dead husband, «nd which seemed to pro ceed from above, exclaiming: “ Give my daughter in marriage to Louis Brabant, he is a man of great for tune, aud of an excellent character. I now endure the inexpressible torments of purgatory for having refused him. If you obey this admonition I shall soon be delivered from this place of torment.— Yon will at the same time provide a wor thy husband tor your daughter, and pro cure everlasting repose to the soul of your poor husband.” The widow could not for a moment re sist this dread summons, which had not the most distant appearance of proceeding irom Louis Brabant, whose countenance exhibited no visible change, and whose lips were close and motionless during the delivery of it. Accordingly she consent ed immediately to receive him for her son-in-law. Louis’ finances, however, were in a very low situation ; and the formalities attending tlie marriage con tract, rendered it necessary lor him to exhibit some show of riches, and not give the ghost the lie direct. He accor dingly went to work on a fresh subject, one Coran, an old and rich broker in Ly ons, who had accumulated immense wealth by usury and extortion, and was known to be haunted by remorse of conscience on account of the manner in which lie had obtained it. Having contracted an intimate acquaint ance with this man, l:e one day, while they were silting together in the usurer’s little back parlor,artfully turned tlie con versation on religious subjects, on demons and spectres, the pains of purgatory, and the torments of hell. During an interval of silence between them, a voice was heard which, to the astonished banker, seemed to be that of his deceased father, complaining, as in the former case, of his dreadful situation in purgatory, and calling upon him to deliver him instantly from thence by putting into the hands oi Louis Brabant, then with him, a large sum for tlie redemption of Christians then in sla very with the Turks; and threatening him with eternal damnation if he did not take this method to expiate likewise with his own sins. The reader will naturally suppose that Louis Brabant affected a due degree of astonishment on the occasion ; and iurther promoted the deception, bv acknowledging his having devoted himself to the prosecution of the charitable de sign imputed to him by the ghost. An old usurer is naturally suspicious. Ac cordingly the wary banker made a second appointment with the ghost’s delegate for the next day; and to render any design ol imposing upon him utterly abortive, took him into the open fields, where not a house, or a tree, or even a bush or a pit was in sight, capable of screening any supposed confederate. This extraordi nary caution excited the ventriloquist to exert all the powers of his art. Wher ever the banker conducted him, at every step his ears were saluted on all side’s w ith tl ie complaints and groans not only of his father, bat of all deceased relations, imploring him for the love of God, and in tlie name of all the saints in the calen dar. to have mercy on his own soul and theirs, by effectually seconding with his purse the intentions of his worthy com panion. Coran could no longer resist the voice of heaven, and accordingly carried his guest home with him and paid him down 10.000; with which the honest ventriloquist returned to Paris, and mar ried his mistress. The catastrophe was fatal. The secret was afterwards blown, and reached the usurer’s ears, who was so affected by tbe loss of bis money, and the mortifying railleries of his neighbors, that he soon took lo his bed and died. Woman Got out of a Chimney.— Yesterday it was discovered that a wo man was wedged in the chimney of a house in White’s Court, West Moyamcn sing. To extricite her, it was found necessary to cut a hole through the solid masonry, just above the fire place. When relieved she was nearly suffocated, and badly injured. How she came iti her perilous and awful situation, could not be ascertained with certainty. Her story was that she fell down the chimney by a mis-step while hanging out clothes.— There was another story that she entered the flue from the top to conceal herself from a constable who, with one or two others, was in pursuit of her. She was in the chimney from 9 o’clock, A. M., till nearly two o'clock, P. M.— Phil. Gaz. The supply of barred pork on the riv ers above and yet to come forward, is set down at 2.000 barrels, and the stock in this city between 5.000 and 6,000, near ly all of which is held by one party. The supply of bacon is more liberal in proportion to the above, and the stock here is estimated at from 3,000 to 4.000 casks. Country meat is being troubled with worms and bugs, and prices for some days have been drooping, of joints particularly.— St. Louis Intelligencer , 22d. A NOHLE ACT. Nothing can be more agreeable than the office of giving publicity to an act of the overflowing of a generous heart.— An incident occurred the other day be tween two gentlemen of this city, which does honor to one and fills the breast of the other with ever living gratitude. We give no names, by request, but know the statement we are about to make to be every word true. Four or live young gentleman of this city resolved, some weeks since, to go to California together. All had made their preparations to start a few days ago, ex cept one of their number who could not get off owing to a want of “ material aid.” A source which he had confidently believed could not fail him in an emer gency, had disappointed him. His friends had waited several days for the delinquent, not knowing what really was detaining him, and reluctantly were about to go on without him. On finding that such was tlxeir determination, he resolved to make one grand effort to get the money, and forthwith repaired to a certain gentleman living on Race street and told him his story. It was no sooner heard than the Person applied to, tapping the applicant on the shoulder, said “come with me; you have been unfortunate but always in dustrious ; you shall have the amount you want, and you can pay me when you are able.” The two walked down to gether—into a Bank on Third street, when the wherewith was counted out in gold, and in a sufficient abundance. The party before mentioned are now, all, with joyous hearts, on their way to the yellow land. The beauty and nobleness of this act, can be belter appreciated when it is known, as we know it, that not a business transaction ever took place between tlie two persons, nor is there the remotest relationship with eacli other by blood or marriage; nor, failing of success in California, is there then a shadow of chance that this money so generously ap propriated will ever be returned, unless by future earnings of the recipient, if ever lie returns to his old home. In these gold-clutching days, the appropria tion ol money which promotes so much happiness as above related, is the devel opment of a beautifully flowered oasis on the human heart.— Cincinnati Com. premature ihhi.il The Albany Register, in tlie course of an article on ibis subject, relates the fol lowing instance, of which the editor was perfectly eongizant: Some years ago we were perfectly cognizant to an occurrence of this kind, which was of the most heartrending char acter. The wife of a gentleman was ta ken suddenly ill in church, and was car ried home in a stale of syncope. In a few hours she partially recovered, but imme diately relapsed, and never showed any signs of consciousness. She lay in this condition nearly two days, baffling the skill of the physicians, and then it was thought, and there was every reason to believe, died. No signs of breathing could be detected, the limbs became riarid and cold, and the eyes remained open with the fixed and glassy stare of death; but there was no change in the color of the skin. This was tlie only reason in the world for supposing that dissolution had not taken place. The poor bereaved husband, almost frantic at the loss of the young and beau tiful wife whom he almost idolized, clung with desperation to the hope limned in her face, and long resisted the unanimous decision of the physicians, that she was certainly dead. They told him what was doubtless true, that it sometimes though very rarely, happens,and there is no dis coloration for days and even weeks after dissolution lias taken place. But still he resisted, and was not until three days had passed without the faintest signal of life, then lie finally gave up and suffered the burial to take place She was entombed in a vault. Months passed. A cemetery having been laid out, the husband, purchased and beautified a lot, erected an elegant monument in it, and when all was ready superintended the removal of the body of his wife from the vault to its final resting place. When the vault was opened he remembered the circumstances of her death, above detail ed, and a desire suddenly seized him to once more behold the corpse. By his direction the coffin lid was removed. The spectacle that presented itself was incon ceivably horrible, for it showed that she had been buried alive. She had turned quite over on her side, she had clutched her nails into the coffin until her lingers had bled, portions of her grave clothes were torn, and in her horrible struggles she had contrived to carry her hand to her head, and had plucked from it a mass of hair, with portions of the cap that cover ed it. The poor man never recovered from the shock of that awful spectacle. He was borne away senseless, and for the rest of his weary life was an utterly bro ken and miserable man. The Illinois Central Railroad Company have completed their purchases of iron to the extent of sixty-seven thousand tons, contracted for in England for half cash and half bonds About twenty miles of their road at the Chicago end is probably completed and being worked to-day.— There is a strong disposition in London to negotiate the bonds of this company, and the terms which were declined when Mr. Walker was in London as agent oi the company, would now be accep'ed by English capitalists. We think it highly probable that within a week or two we shall hear that a very large amount of the bonds have been placed in London on very liberal terms. — .V. Y. Herald. SENSE AND SENSATION. The grayhound runs by eye sight only, and this we observe as a fact. The car rier pigeon flies his two hundred and fifty miles homeward, by eye sight, viz: from point to point of objects which he has marked, but this is only our conjecture. The fierce dragon-fly with twelve thou sand lenses in his eyes, darts from angle to angle with the rapidity of a flashing sword, and as rapidly darts back—not turning in tlie air, but with a clash re versing the action of his wings—the onlv known creature that possesses this fuc ulty. His sight then both forwards and backwards must be proportionably rapid with his wings and instantaneously calcu lating the distance of objects, or he would dash himself to pieces. But in what con formation of his eyes docs this exist? No one can answer. A cloud of ten thou sand gnats dances up and down in the sun, the knats being so close together that you can scarce see the minutest in terval between them, yet no one knocks another headlong upon t’le grass, or breaks a leg or a wing, long and delicate as they are. Suddenly amid your admiration of this matchless dance a peculiarly high shouldered vicious knat with long pale, pendant imse, darts out of the rising and falling cloud, and setting on your cheeks inserts a poisonous sting. What possess ed this litile wretch to do this? No one knows. A four-horse eoaeh tomes sud denly upon a flock of geese on a narrow road, and drives straight through tlie mid dle of them. A goose was never yet fairly run over, nor a duck. They are under the very wheels and hoofs, and yet somehow they contrive to flap and waddle safely off. Habitually stupid, heavy and indolent they are, nevertheless equal to any emergency. AY by does the lonely woodpecker, when he descends his tree and goes to drink, stop several times on his way —listen and look round—before lie takes his draught? No one knows. How is it that the species of ant, which taken in battle by other ants to be made slaves, should be the black or negro ant? No one knows. Mechanics’ Union Association.—A most beautiful feature i:i the financial en terprises of the present day, and one un known in tlie ancient times of Counting House and Ledger, of dibt and credit, is the establishment of Associations for mu tual aid in reverses of fortune, which may obscure, like clouds, the brightest prospects of the best of us. The Owner who beholds his last ship go down, perhaps within sight of port, with his last hopes on board, turns to the Marine Insurance Organization, for aid. No one suffers by the tribute, and thus Hope trims her little sail anew for him; he struggles on and at last retrieves his shattered fortunes. The Hush and sees his home borne up ward on the wings of fire—the Merchant beholds his merchandize a heap of smoul dering embers ; and each appeals for aid to the Fire Insurance Company. That aid is rendered, and Phoenix-like, their prospects rise again from the ashes of their former hopes. The Mechanic, with no kingdom but his own two hands, and perhaps with helpless ones clinging to him for support, is prostrate upon a bed of languishing pain ; but there is to him no pang so piercing, as the thought that loved ones suffer—no faintness so deathly, as that of a sinking heart. But for him, even, a helping hand is proffered. The Mechan ics’ Union Association ministers to the wants of the invalid, and keeps away from his humble home, meagre famine, and shivering poverty.— Chicago Jour. The Boston Journal describes one of the greatest curiosities of the age, an electric clock, recently complete.! by Mr. N. Farmer, on an entirely new principle, and pronounced by scientific men to he :lie most perfect and simple of any. Ail wheel work in the timekeeping partis dispensed with ; therefore all friction is overcome. The time keeping part of the clock is simply a pendulum, an electro magnet, and two armatures. The vibra tions of the pendulum break and close the circuit of electricity, while the combined action of the electro-magnet and the arma tures keep it in motion. It is a clock that runs without weights, or springs, or any thing of the kind. Its moving power is a galvanic battery, which requires a small quantity of sul phuric acid, once or twice a year, or if the workmanship of the clock is delicate, a copper plate buried in the ground will keep it in motion. There is no friction to be overcome save Ihc suspension points of the pendulum and the armatures. — lienee it approaches the nearest to per fection as a time keeper, of any thing in existence. One hundred or a thousand clocks, all over the city, all ticking at the same instant, and keeping the same time, may be carried by one pendulum. Propped of Whig Ilnrmony. The Washington correspondent of the New York Journal of Commerce, whose feelings are all Democratic, has the fol lowing paragraph in his last letter: “It is to be gathered from the address and from other circumstances, that the Southern Whigs will attend the Whig National Convention, and use their influ ence to give it a proper and truly Nation al direction, both as to their platform and their nominations. Further, there is a good reason to believe that they will suc ceed, and, in that case, there will be “ harmony of action in a common cause.” We ourselves anticipate harmony, for the Whigs North and the Whigs "South must and do know that Whig harmony is demanded by their own interests and the interests of the country. EDITORS ANB PUBLISHERS, !\ liatevcr relates to this singular spe. cimen of humanity is of interest to the reader, from the prominency in which ho stands before tlie public, of not only Eu rope but the whole world. That he is about assume the “ purple” is now \ery evident; it has only required some delay in order that he might get all pre pared before he sprung his trap the sec ond time. Louis Napoleon rises at seven in the summer and eight in the winter; examines immediately letters and docu ments ot importance; arranges the busi ness of the day with his aid and order lies. Sees his physician at nine o’clock; ta,.es a turn in the garden of theElysee; looks over a newspaper, particularly the Lnglish; gives special audiences from ten to eleven ; then breakfasts ; he eats little. After breakfast he takes seat at the council of the ministers, who usually assemble before noon. He rides as often as possible, and for about an hour ml a hall a day, on horseback or in a tilbury ; on his return he tranracts business until the dinner hour—six. He entertains at dinner, several times during the week, a large number of French and foreigners. His evenings are allotted to the theatres or the balls, lie oiten labors in his cabi net or private study, a considerable part of the night. He is represented, also, as being much less dissipated than formerly, finding tlie actual necessity of keeping all his faculties in a state of acuteness and perfection. Avery amusing story has the N. O. Picayune, about an austere or oyster man. who having a professional habit of affix ing F. R. S. to the end of his signature, was on one occasion called upon by a lit erary English gentleman, who seeing the oyslermau’s name entered on a hotel reg ister, supposed him to be a Fellow of the lloyal Society, but after an interview, it appeared that tlie initials meant that In bad oysters on 6ule, fried , roasted and sieved. Reading this anecdote, refreshed ottr memory ot an incident that occurred in this State shortly after Mr. Tyler suc ceeded to the Presidential chair. As is well known, his political course did not please the Harrison party over much, nor was he politically much esteemed by the Democratic party. It is also well known that a Tyler party —a sort of “’tween decks,” was attempted to be established. During tins effort , a young lawyer of Columbus, a gentleman of iKindsome abili ties, (now deceased,) entered tlie field as a candidate lor the State Senate, on the lyler ticket.” Mr. G. had been an I active Whig, and by joining the new ; parly, of course, but few Whigs voted j for him, and as the Democrats had a regu ! lar nominee, he got but few of their (votes. The consequence was, although personally very popular, (for lie was an excellent fellow,) he lost his election—■ being beaten by a majority of, say fortv to one. He resumed his profession, bearing Lis defeat like a philosopher, and having a chancery ease in which a gentleman of this city, whom we will call “Major.” was interested, considerable correspond ence grew out of it between them. All the letters from the Major lo the lawyer, alter his political defeat,had on their super scription F. It. S.. affixed to his name.— This continued lor a long while without an explanation—until they met at Colum bus, u hen G. said : “ Major, why the d—l do you always put I-’. It. S. to the end of my name when you write to ine ?” “ Why, G , you are a scholar—you outlit to know without asking—it means the fellow that run for the Senate /” Ci nci nnat i Com mere i al. Great Rush or widows. — A London paper, not long since, related the follow ing ease of a great rush of widows, in answer to an advertisement, to the great consternation of a staid and respectable citizen, and the amusement of the rabble: Mr. Stroud having occasion for a house keeper, to superintend his domestic ar rangements, advertised for a widow, or a widow and her daughter, to take charge of (lie upper part of a tradesman’s house, and to cook for him. The wages he sta ted to be jESO per annum, with coals, candles, &e., and application was directed to be made between eleven and three o’clock, on Tuesday, at 68 Tower street. Before the clock struck eleven the widows began to arrive, and soon the street was rendered impassible by the I number of fair ones crowding towards the j )iou«c, and in a few minutes Mr. Stroud’s shop and parlor were filled with women struggling to gain the attention of the ad vertiser, clamorously setting forth their qualifications for the situation. A report soon got wind that Mr. Stroud had advertised for a wife, and people flocked from all quarters to see the ladies in search of a husband. The widows, j young, middle-aged, the thin and stout, the dark and fair, some in their weeds, | others gaily attired, and many poorly but decently clad, continued to "arrive, and were greeted with shouts and laughter by the mob, who gave free vent to their jokes and ribaldry as the widows arrived and departed. At length the confusion and noise became so great, that a posse of the city police were sent for, who pre i served a little more order and afforded free ingress and egress to the applicants. The Louisville Courier says: “We have seen a package addressed to Prof. Silliman and Dr. Yandell, containing a quantity of water taken from a spring near Logansport, Ky., which is said to be a deadly poison. The water is certain death to whoever drinks it, and it has been sent there to be aoalized.” NUMBER 1.01T.S NAPOLEON. F. R. S.