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THE WEEKLY MINNESOTIAN.
OWENS & MOORE, VOLUME 1. THE MINNESOTIAN, PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY, BY J. P. O WENS S> G. W. MOORE, Saint Paul, Minnesota Territory. TERMS:-Two Dollars per annum in advance. Three Dollars if not in ad vance. RATES OF ADVERTISING, [HONIAKEIL TtfE OR ITS EQUIVALENT.] Transient Advertisements, $1 00 per square o! twelve lines, for the first Insertion, ami fifty cents per square for each subsequent insertion. YEARLY ADVERTISEMENTS. One column, - - - SSO 00 llalf a column, - - 30 00 One-fourth of a column, - - - 20 00 Business Cards not over six lines, - 6 00 Over six lines ami under ten lines, - 760 Over ten lines ami un ler fifteen lines 10 00 For all changes ordered In adverttsemantx, a charge will We made of thirty cents per 1,000 ems composition. We agree to charge the above prices, uniformly for ad vertising. James M. Coodiice, Pioneer, I>. A. Robertson, Democrat, Owens & Moore, Minncsotian. St. Paul March 24th, 1852. M* K. AMES. R. R. NELSON. AMES & NELSON, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW, AND SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY. St. Paul, Minn. WILL attend with promptness and fidelity to all law business Intrusted to their care In Minnesota, and the adjoining counties of Wlsconsiu. IT Particular attention will bo given to the collection] of debts, and the location of land warrants. y W. P.IIIRRAY, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, St. Paul, Minn. Terr. WILL attend promptly and diligently to all business intrusted to hint, liaivng male himself acquaint ed with the quality and situation of the surveyed lands In the territory, he is prepared to locate land warrants to the best advantage. Persons at a distance may send thalr warrants here and their Interests will be attended to as If they were present. £3" Office on Thin! sreet. September 17, 1861. H. L. MOSS, A TTORNEY & COUNSELLOR Al X\. Law, Stillwater, Min. Ter., will attend to pro fe»sional business In all the courts of the Territory } wil attend to the location of laitul Warrants, &c. l**ud Warrants for sale. A. VAN VORHES, A TTORNEY & COUNSELLOR Al A Law and Solicitor in Chancery, will attend to al professional business intrusted to his care, in the ditleren courts of the Territory. Stillwater, 1852. Isaac Atwater, A TTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT Cl. Law and Solicitor in Chancery. Will give prompt attention to any business intrusted him In the line of his profession, lu any part of the Territory. Particular at tention paid to locating I .and Warrants, Payment ol' Tax es, sale of Patents when issued, and Real Estate in gen eral. Office at St. Anthony, on Main street, opposite the Falls. AY. Richardson, TYTOTARY PUBLIC, Conveyancer, and X v I .and Agent. Office, opposite the St. Charles House, St. Authoiiy Falls. THUS. P. WATSON. Attorney, Counsellor Sf Solicitor. (avocat francais.) Office over Spencer’s store, Third st St. Paul. inti' Wll.Kl.tl &. V.W EITEX ATTORNEYSATLAW, Office over Farrington’* Brick Store, St Paul. Dr. R, BABBITT. Has his ..Hire In the r.-ar uf Lev! Sloan’s store, wher he will be ready to attend to professional calls. Saint P»nl, Nov 29—mm y DR. J. 11. DAY, WILL practice lil* profession in Saint Paul an-l v dully* Office on Bench street. nor 29 min y L* A. BABCOCK, LAW FIRM, BABCOCK & WILKINSON attornies and Counsellor, at i.aw, Solicitors in Chancery, &c. Office near the corner of Third and Roberts streets, St. Par.lr Min. Ter. Will attend to business of their profession In all tli* (Jouttc of the Territory, nov. 22, 1851. BRECK & WILLIAMS, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW office Oil Tuird St. Saint Paul. Daniel Bkeck. A. l* Williams. dec. €. Wil. HEARY WOOD, ATTOHNKY & COUXSKI.EOR AT LAW. Notar: Public, and Land Agent. Sauk Rapid*, Miiinesoti Territory* JACOB J. NOAH, A TTORNEY AT LAW and Justic. -iJL of the Peace —Commissioner for the States of Maine Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania Kentucky, Ohio, Virn nia, Alabama aud Louisiana. Office on Third St., St. Paul. DR. T. B. POTTS, Corner Roberts and Sixth streets, St. Paul ; WILL attend to the duties of his profession in St. Pan and vicinity. September 17. KILLS OF EXCHANGE, AND DRAFTS on all parts of the United States, at th office of the Mlunesota out lit, by CIIAS. vr. BORUP. J. QUINN, BOOT AND SHOEMAKER—Corne of Third and Minnesota SU. —Oentlcinen’s bo > : aud shoes; also lilies’ and Children’s shoes, made t order In the matest and most durable manner, and ol th best materials. J. R. BREWSTER, House, Sign, and Ornamental Painter. St. l'aul, Minnesota Territory. INSURANCE! THE undesigned is agent for, and will insure building and goods in the following Companies: Utica Insurance Company. X tna Insurance Company of Utica. Orleans Insurance Company. Jackson County Mutual Insurance Company. New York Protection Company. —ALSO— Will Insure lives In the Connecticut Mutual Life ln a u raß'O Company. ALEX. MILKIN’. St. Paul, November 5,1851 & F. E. COLLINS, AUCTION & COMMISSION MOUSE THE having received an Auctioneer’s Com mission from the Governor of Minnesota, has opened ai Auction and Commission House, in St. Paul, where In will sell on commission, Groceries, Dry Goods, Furniture, fcc. He believes that the superior advantages oi St. Paul as a market, will be a sufficient inducement f<*i business men and manufacturers at a distance, to sen* their goods, fee., to be sold on commission at private sale or at auction. His charges will be m iderate. N. B. Particular attention w ill be paid to the sale o real estate, lu or about St. Paul, St. Anthony, or Slillwa ter. March 6 F. K. COLLINS. REFERENCES: Gov. Alev. Ramsey, St. Paul, HOW. 11. 11. Siblev, Mcndota, “ Javid Olmsted, Merchant, Benton Ct., “ £• Kasuev, St. Paul, 14 m. n. FORBES) \ Klfelt a Brother*. » J. W. Simpson, l Merchants, St. John Farrington, l Paul. D. U Fuller, J Franklin Steele, Mer. St. Anthour VM. HOLCOMBE, Es(J., Stillwater. ’ Central House, St. Paul. CAVE Sl BURTON 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. Imm luoum RODNEY PARKER, late of the American House I.ow ed, Mass., having a lease of the large hotel at the upper end of St. Paul, with everything In proper order for the convenience of travelers, boarders, or families de siring furnished apartments, respectfully invites his friends and the public to Rive him a call, believing that he can do as much for tlielr comfort as can be expected In a new country, not yet supplied with regular markets. in Temperance House, T OT MOFFET, Proprietor,—Corner of Fourth and Jackson Sts., Saint Paul. Perma nent and transient boarders furnished with good and com fortable apartments. Charges moderate. Hair-Way House. TOHN MORGAN, (mid-way between al 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 alHiund with tish, and in an atmosphere of unsurpassed purity, he hopes to see company from abroad, as well as from the neighboring villages. They will find the charges moderate. Minnesota Boarding-House, SC. McCRAY would inform the pub • lie—residents and strangers—that he has taken the large house on Eagle Street, opposite D. L. Fuller’s Brick Store, where he is prepared to accommodate his customers with the best style of boarding. The house has been thoroughly repaired and painted. Ills table will be furnished with every thing the market affords; and those who come prepared to plank up the Ca-h every Saturday night, will And the ‘‘Minnesota Boarding House” a comfortable and pleasaut home. None others are de sired. [April 17—6 m. OAK HILL CEMETERY. A LL persons desiring burial lots can iX obtain Information by calling upon the Secretary, J. W. Selby, or the President, C. W. Borup. 29yl P. CHOUTEAU, JR. J AS. HARRISON, FELIX VALLE* CHOUTEAU, HARRISON & VALLE. Uommission Merchants and Proprietors of the St. Louis Rolling Mill. A ND manufactures of bar iron in all its various shapes, Sheet Iron and Boiler Plate, Nails and Spikes from the ore or the Iron Mountain. Iron Store, No. 129 North Second street, St. Louis. September 1, 1861. Nathan Spicer, JEWELER AND WATCHMAKER. al at the sign of the Big Watch, Third street, OB next door to the St. Paul Drug Store, is prepared to make gold and silver watches, rings, spoons, Ac., on short notice. Also to repair the same, well as music books, shell combs, or linger rings, brace let.-, and ear dro|»s* He also keeps for sale a great variety of rings, perfumery, and whatever goods are usually en quired for at a Jeweler’s. W. H. FORBES\ FUR COMPANY— St. Paul Outfit— Also Dry Goods and Groceries, corner of Third and Jackson streets. J. W. BABCOCK, C'ORWARDING and Commission Mer- JL chant, Upper lauding, Saint Paul, Minnesota Ter ritory* Kittson’s Addition. 'T’HIS desirable ground, lying in the -1- most central and advantageous part of the basin of St. Paul, where must Inevitably be the principal rlvei business of the town, and affording also the most choice and delightful lots in the rear, upon the bench for dwel ling houses; Is surveyed Into lots and now offered foi <aW with titles undisputed and indisputable, at reasona bly low prices, and upon liberal terms of credit, for most >f the purchase money, and lumber for building on loti Mild in the addition, will be furnished at the rotary saw mill on easy terms. UIIAS. 11. OAKES, Agent for Proprietors. SI’ENUER, KIRKPATRICK \ MARKLEY, Forwarding and Commission Merchants, LEVEE, LOWER LANDING, ST. PAUL. feb 14 23-tf S. I*. FOLSOM, Con nty Surveyor. May be found at office of of Register of Deeds, on Third street, one door below Minnesota Outfit. 17 —y E. M’LAGAN, STORAGE AND COMMISSION MERCHANT, Jackson street, Lower Landing, St Paul, Minnesota I)ROMPT attention given to all consignments, and char ges moderate. St Paul, October 19, 1851 7 THEODORE E. PARKER, Ittorney and Counsellor at Law STILLWATER, MINNESOTA TERRITORY. To my old friends, A ND TIIK “REST OF MANKIND,” I would say. that 1 can be found during the winter, at the old datid of Charley Cave, on Third Street, where 1 will al vays l»e happy to wait upon them. Bar and house fur lislied with the best of every thing, uov. 22. tt. WM. HAIITSIIOBNK. painting. A MOREY,on Fourth street,St. Paul,near O the middle of town, in the building of Mr. Knox, up dairs, may be foutld, ready to attend to Painting in all its lepartments. House painting, sigh painting, earring* and ornamental painting, all done up promptly, ond .will, paints of the best quality. If we do our work in a slov enly, unworkman like mannner we do not expect to gel business in the enlightened town of St. Paul. D*c. 13, 1851. SHERMAN fr. MOREY. BOOKBINDING. THE subscriber would respectfully infojm the citizens of St. Paul and Its vicinity, that be is now carrying on he above business in the 2d story of Spencer’s new bulbi ng, on the corner of Ffth and Roberts street. 53“ Particular attention paid to rebinding old books and periodicals. JaMKS MACKINTOSH, feb 7 21—tf f C Burbank co. St.Paul] [W I. Fawcctte &co* St. Louis NORTH WESTERN EXPRESS COMPANY, CONNECTING AT GALENA AND ST. LOUIS WITH THE American and other Express Companies. 'T , O and from all the principal cities in the United States. California and Europe, for the speedy transportation •f money and valuable packages, copection of drafts, not* s. (ills, accounts, Ate., purchase and sale of ull kinds ol nerchaudtze. AGENTS. C. R. Rice A Co., St. Paul, Otis West, St. Louis, J. Brookes, Galena. N. B.—Particular attention paid to forwarding and oinmisslon business generally, may 1. 33-tf AMERICAN SALOON. FRED. HARDY now keeps this well-known establish ment “on his own hook.” He hopes by a continued ittention to the wants of his customers, to merit tlieii patronage as heretofore. 19y ST. PAUL DIU G STORE. HICHCOX & KELLOGG, .'onier of Third and Cedar sts., opposite Jnd„-e Lamberts. WILL keep constantly on hand » general supply of tin best unadulterated drugs and mediciucs, aud article! tsuallv kept for .ale In drug stores. Physicians’ prescriptions put up with the greatest care. Medicines may Ire procured at all hours of llio night, without extra charge. 13“ ’rotlts small, and terms cash. I SADDLE, HARNESS AND TRUNK MANUFACTORY. rllK subscriber solicits the patronage of the public, and assures all purchasers In his line, that he will j II for cash, saddles, harness of all kinds, and trunks, ol i better quality, and cheaper than anv other estabiish nent in Minnesota. Pur. hasers will do well to call ai ds shop, on Third street, SL Paul, next door east of S. ♦l. Scrgent’s and Judge for themselves. A. R. FRENCH. OF MINNESOTA, the O New England of the West, by E. S. Sevmour. Foi *le by 1-EDCO A. ROIIIIER. FIRE k MARINE INSURANCE, _ BY the undersigned agent for the Protection Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. Policies issued Up .11 th most favorable terms by W. P. Mr hr ay, Agent, Minnesota. St. Paul, February 28, 1852 U-lm M. 8. WILKINSON SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, JULY 10, 1852. A Rattlesnake.— The New York Commercial Advertiser, of the 12th inst., tells the following thrilling tale: Last fall a woman residing in the vi cinity of Wochester, was picking black berries in a field near her house, having with her her only child, a bright-eyed lit tle fellow of less than a year old. The babe sat upon the ground amusing itself with grasping at clumps of yellow weed that grew within reach, and eating berries brought to him from time to time by his mother. The latter, at length, intent upon gath ering the fine fruit, passed around a rock which hid her child from view. She was about to return to him, when hearing him laughing and crowing in great glee, and thinking he must be safe so long as he was so happy, she remained a little longer where she was. Suddenly the little voice ceased, and after another minute's delay the young mother stepped upon the rock and looked over, expecting to see her babe asleep; and instead of which he was sitting per fectly motionless, his lips parted and his wide open eyes fixed with a singular ex pression upon some object which at first she was unable to discern. Yet who can judge of her horror when on closer scrutiny she perceived, some four or five feet from the infant, a rattle snake with his glittering eyes fastened upon his, and nearing him by an almost imperceptible motion. The sight of her darling's peril so nearly paralyzed her, that for an instant she half believed the dreadful fascination had extended to herself; but the certain ty that, unless she was the instrument of salvation to her child, he was inevitably lost, in some degree restored her powers. She glanced wildly round for something that might be used as a weapon, hut nothing appeared, and already the ven omous reptile had passed over half the space which divided him from his victim. Another moment, and all would be lost! What could be done? In her hand she held a broad tin pan. and springing from the rock, quick as thought she covered the snake with it, and stood upon it to prevent its escape. The charm was broken—the child mov ed, swayed to one side, and began to sob. At the same time the mother recovered her voice and screamed for aid, retaining her position until it arrived, when the cause of her terrible fright was des patched. Melancholy End or a Romance.— A letter from Sault Ste. Marie, Michi gan, to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, dated May 27th, gives a narative of an ill-as sorted marriage, which we condense to suit otir space. In 1839 and 1840, Catlin, the painter, exhibited a number of Indians in Lon don, among whom was Cadotte, an inter preter. Sarah Haynes, then a beautiful girl of sixteen, became enamored of Ca dotte, and they were married. On reach ing America the romance of love was over. For two or three years they resid ed on the banks of the river St. Clair, on the little property the bride was possess ed of; and since that at the Sault, where she taught French and music, up to the time of her decease. She retained her beauty to the last, although exposed to many hardships by living in a birchbark lodge with an Indian for a husband. She died in her 28th year, fortunately leaving no children to mourn the sad iffects of an infatuated matrimonial match.— Mo. Rep. The Doc with a Broken Leg.— Some thirty years ago, (perhaps 1820) Dr. Taft, a skillful surgeon, resided at Windsor, Vermont. A man in that place owned a large and valuable mastiff dog. which had the misfortune to break his leg. The owner, after ineffecual attempts to set the bone, sent for Dr. Taft, who speedily put the bone in its place and splintered up the leg. For several days after, the doctor visited the dog and dressed the wound, and then told the own er he should come no more, but if any thing seemed to be wanting to bring the dog to his office. He did so two or three times, and when he ceased going the dog would go alone to the Doctor’s office, ev ery morning, and lie down at the door until the doctor looked at his leg, and then he would leave—continuing this practice until he was fully cured. Some time after this, the great dog found in the street a little dog with a broken leg, and after smelling around him for some time, he got him upon his three legs and manag ed to get him from street to street to Dr. Taft’s office, where he waited with the little dog until the doctor came and set the bone.—jV. Y. Observer. The Paris papers mention the case of Madame Sagui, who, at the advanced age of seventy-five is now dancing at the Hippodrome. In her young days, she was patronized by Napoleon, and retired from the stage many years since, with a fortune, which she lost by endorsing for her brother. Geo. Peabody, Esq., the eminent Lon don banker, has given to the town of Danvers, Mass., his native place, the mu nificent sum of twenty thousand dollars for the erection of lyceum and library, and the erection of the necessary build ings. This is not the first testimonial of remembrance and kindly interest which that town has received from Mr. Pea body, whose munificence, indeed, is well known to Amicans who have visited London. Such a man is an honor to his native country. Mr. Epes Sargent’s tragedy of “ Valas co,” or “ Castilian Honor,” having been made very successful with Davenport and Miss Vining, in the leading parts, it is to be revived, at the same theatre, at Liverpool. Office—Corner of Jackson and Fifth Streets. Touching Incident. —Mr. Riddle in a letter to his paper the Pittsburgh Com mercial Journal, describes a touching in cident at the Whig Convention. The incident of the day which most in terested and impressed me, was the pre sentation of the superb banner, contain ing a medallion full length likeness of Henry Clay, in gold, to the Kentucky delegation, just before the opening of the afternoon session. I entered the hall early, and soon after a slender gentle man at the southern end of the platform, brought the gathering multitude to a pause with, “ Gentleman of the Kentucky Del egation.” It proved to be Mr. Gilpin, Mayor of Philadelphia, who had been de puted by his delegation to present this el egant tribute of affection and admiration for Henry Clay, to the delegates from Ken tucky. I could hear little of what Mr. Gilpin said, but the pantomime itself was striking and stirring, as the mind brought into connection with the mournful circum stances which surround the great Ken tuckian at this moment. And when Les lie Combs, in clarion voice, responded to the compliment, and paid a noble tribute to the character of Clay, making at the close a touching allusion to the rapidly wasting sands of his life, the band in at tendance struck up in full and swelling harmony, Auld Lang Sync, there were many masculine cheeks wet with honest tears. I confess, that I found myself choked for an instant, with the emotions summoned by the incidents and its sad associations. It was a spectacle such as I have rarely encountered, and how elo quent of the true praise of Henry Clay, as enthroned in the affections of the Amer ican people. Death of Josiaii Lawrence! —A gloom was spread over the city yesterday, by the announcement that Josiaii Law rence so well and widely known, had sud- Jtn’y d el! An eminent merchant and a good man—he will be regretted by thou sands, in all circles of life. Mr. Lawrence was at one time a merchant in Georgia, and at another in New York, but for the last twenty-five years has been a citizen of Cincinnati. In all that time he has been distinguished for the faithful performance of every duty ; for public spirit, and for acts of liberality and enterprise. He was for several years President of the La fayette Bank, and latterly of an insurance company. He took great interest in the establishment of the Chamber of Com- merce, in whose room may he seen a fine full length portrait of this dintinguished merchant. Mr. Lawrence was a member of the Methodist Church, and was a firm and pious disciple of Christianity, and will be missed from those walks where the elders are wont to meet. Mr. Lawrence has been for same years in infirm health, but no special apprehensions were enter tained of his disease, when suddenly—al most in a moment—his spirit fled. We believe his disorder was of the heart, whose termination is always sudden. He lived respected, and has died lamented— at the age of 60 years.— Cin. Gaz. Etherization of a Lion. —A most novel operation was performed at South Boston yesterday afternoon. Francis Al ger, Esq., has i:t his possession, at his residence in South Boston, a lion about six months old of the species known as the American lion, and brought a short time since from South America. The lion, as it has increased in size, has grown quite ferocious, and it was deemed advis able to remove his claws, which were very sharp, to prevent him from doing injury to those who might approach his cage. To accomplish this end, Dr. Charles T. Jackson yesterday adminis tered ether to him. At first, he was quite cross and snappish, and some difficulty was experienced in getting the sponge to his nose. At last, however, a sooth ing impression was male, and after a pound and a half had been administered, he became perfectly docile, and slept quietly for twenty minutes. In the meantime, his claws were removed with a pair of pincers, and when his lion ship awoke from his trance, he found himself deprived of his most formidable weapons of defence. The lion soon re covered his wonted agility, and this morn ing was as lively as ever. It is probable that it will be necessary to cut off his teeth before lie would be considered a safe pet.— Traveller. The Celestial Miners.— The pre diction we made a few days ago in regard to the Chinese has been verified. The Illinois brings us intelligence that the California Legislature, before adjourning, responded to the Governor’s Message by passing an act imposing a tax of three dollors a month upon the foreign miner. But this does not satisfy or gratify the ha tred of the Americans, and throughout all the mining regions they are committing outrages, and violently evicting the un offending Celestials from the diggings. Several of the influential Chinaman in San Francisco have sent circulars to their countrymen at home, informing them of the state of affairs in California, and ad vising them not to emigrate, for a while at least to the shores of El Dorado; and as the Chinese are a timid and peaceable race, we have no doubt they will heed the counsels of their brethren. The ex citement is on the increase; and though, as the Alta Californian, says, “it docs not become such adventurers and speculators (as the American miners) to clamor about their rights of citizenship and priv ileges in our mines,” there is no doubt but that the long-cue barbarians will be driv en out by the more martial and sanguinary Anglo-Saxon. Fanny Elssler, a Vienna journal an nounces, has just married, at Hamburg, a Dr. Halm. Courageous man! Anchored out. — The re-admission of John Van Buren and his followers to the embrace of old hunkerism, must have suggested to the faithful the propriety of a probation similar to that called for by the Baptist brother on the admission of Mr. Grundy to the Church. Mr. Grun dy had been very severe on the Church and some of its members, hut afterwards falling under “ conviction,” knocked at the door for admission. As was usual the minister announced Ihc application, and said that if any member objected to Mr. Grundy, he should make the objec tion then. Thereupon up rosea “broth er,” who had been scored by Mr. Grun dy, and who didn’t feel pretty well at the prospect of fellowshipping with him, and said that “he hadn’t any particular objections to the admission of Mr. Grun dy, but as one immersion was sufficient in an ordinary case, lie would suggest that brother Grundy be anchored out over night.” —Cleveland Herald. A wag in the Norfolk Ileralk observes that the Democratic “ platform” is a characteristic affair. It endorses the Declaration of Independence, re-affirms the gutta perclia resolutions of ’9B and ’99, 'lnch have seen such hard service] for half a century, is silent on the Maine liquor law and the Rochester rapings, and exorcises the departed spirit of the National Bank, which, like some dark de mon, seems to haunt the bed curtains of departed spirits. _ A Veteran.— There is at present re siding in the town of Bertie, in Canada, a few miles below Waterloo, a man nam ed Silas Carter, who was formerly a coachman in the employ of General Wash ington. His age is 96 years, and lie is in the perfect enjoyment of Ins health and all his faculties. He settled in Canada in the year 1800, lias been residing there ever since, and occasionally visits Buffalo. He was there a few days since, selling a load of oats, and was to all appearances hale and hearty. His mind is well stor ed with anecdotes and reminiscences, some of which the Buffalo Commercial Adver tiser promises to lay before its readers one of these days. American and British Ships— A Challenge. —The Boston Atlas says that two or three Boston ship-owners have sent a challenge to the ship-owners of Great Britain, somewhat of the following effect: “ The Boston parties will pro duce a ship, not less than 800, nor over 1,200 tons register, capable of stowing fifty per cent, over her register, to com pete in speed with any vessel of the same capacity, now built, or which may hereafter be built in Great Britain.”— The object of the challenge is to decide which of the parties can obtain the high est rate of speed from the same cubic ca pacity of model, the winning party to re ceive ten thousand dollars. Forced to Shave. —Harvey Bollman of Pittsburgh, who in 1836 said he would not shave until Scott was Presi dent, and has stuck to his pledge, it is now thought, will visit the barber’s shop this fall. He is an “ original Scott man.” Mrs. Sinclair.— The New York Mir ror of Thursday, has the following para graph : We learn that a writ of nc exact [no go] was issued against Mrs. Sinclair late Mrs. Forrest] yesterday, but on what pretence her attorneys could not as certain. The Sheriff went on board the ‘ Asia,’ but “ The lady was nca .'eon.” After making as thorough a search as time permitted, between Jersey City and Sandy Hook, the hunter returned without his prey. There was some talk of break ing open the state-room doors ; but Cap tain Judkins quietly remarked, that if any movement was made to violate the sanctity of the ladies’ apartments, the person attempting it would go overboard. A King’s Idea of a People. —To re publican ears, the following toast, given by the King of Prussia, at an entertain ment in honor of the Emperor of Russia, is nothing less than blasphemy : “In my own name, and that of the army, and in the name of all true Prussian hearts, I give the health of His Imperial Majesty of Russia! God preserve him to that portion of the world which God has given him for an inheritance, and to this age to which he is indispensable.” A gallant young Irishman, in attempt ing to save a young girl from drowning, in Buffalo, the other day, lost his own life. In recording the event, the Wiscon sin (Milwaukee) says: Had he fallen on the battle-field it would have been considered a glorious deed; yet how few will think or speak of this life giving generosity. So mar. judges —not so our Maker. Man forgets to erect tombs for such men, while he blazons with all the pomp of worldly glitter some hired soldier, who loses an arm in trying to shoot down his fellow men. E. B. Washburnc, Esq., Delegate to the Whig National Convention, returned home yesterday, in good health. He has performed the duty entrusted to him faith fully, and we honor him for it most heart ily. Hon. J. P. Iloge returned from Baltimore and Washington yesterday.— He made the journey from New York to Galena, in three days and three hours, the shortest time it was ever traveled. — Galena Advertiser. Locomotives are now running regular ?on some of the roads 50 miles an hour. he speed, says Mr. Stephenson, the cel ebrated Engineer, can be increased to 60, or a mile a minute— and this too, without any extra risk. Home and Woman. —Our homes, what is their corner-stone but the virtue or wo man, and on wliat does social well-being rest hut our homes ? Must we not trace all other blessings of civilized life to the doors of our private dwellings ? Are not our hearthstones guarded bv the holy forms of conjugal, filial, and parental love, the corner-stone of Church and State, more sacred than either, more necessary than both ? Let our temple crumble, and our academics decay ; let every public ed ifice, our halls of justice, our capitols of State be leveled with the dust, hut spare our homes. Man did not invent, and lie cannot improve or abrogate them. A pri vate shelter to cover in two hearts dear er to each other, than all in the world ; high walls to exclude the profane eyes of every human being; seclusion enough for children to feel that mother is a holy and peculiar name—this is home; and here is the birthplace of every virtuous impulse, of overy sacred thought. Here the Church ond the State must, come for theii support. Oh! spare our homes! The love we experience there givcs"us our faith in infinite goodness ; the purity and disinterested tenderness of home is our forecaste and our earnest of a better world. In the relations there established and fostered, do we find through life the chief solace and joy of existence. What friends deserve the name compared with those whom a birthright gives us. One mother is worth a thousand friends ; one sister dearer and truer than twenty inti mate companions. We who have played on the same hearth, under the light of the same smile, who date back to the same scene and season of innocence and hope, in whose veins runs the same blood, do we not find that years only make more sacred and important the tic that hinds us ? Coldness may spring up, distance may separate, different spheres inny divide — but those who can love anything, who con tinue to love at all, must find that the friends whom God himself gave, arc whol ly unlike any we can choose for ourselves, and that yearning for these is the strong est spark in our expiring affection.— Christian Inquirer. Feeding the Pigeons in Venice.— The following extract from a recent letter by Mr. Weed describes a curious cus tom : “At two o’clock we returned to the Square to witness the novel and inter esting ceremony of ‘ Feeding the Pigeons.’ Hundreds of people had collected with the same object. The pigeons or doves were coming in from all directions and alighting about the windows and cor nices of a marble palace, where they sat gravely till the first sound of the clock of San Marco striking the hour of two was heard, when the whole flock simultane ously settled down upon the pavement, under the window from which the seed was thrown, and from which they have been fed, at the same moment every day. from a period so remote that ‘ tho memo ry of man runneth not to the contrary.’ “To-day we went again to the same place. The pigeons began to collect a quarter before two, evidently as intent upon their dinners as the same number of children or ‘ children of a larger growth ’ would have been. Other bells sounded v few minutes before, but not a dove moved until the hammer was heard on the clock of San Marco, when instantly every wing was spread and the flock rg.iin settled to the pavement. While busily picking up their food, a dog gambolled round amongst them, and children walked into the ring, without disturbing them at all. “ Some say that the Government pro vides the food for the doves. Others say that a lady, centuries ago, provided in her will for the feeding of the pigeons ; hut none know when or why the practice originated.” The Boston Journal says that Dr. E. Pratt professes to have accomplished a desideratum in steam enginery—name ly, paddle wheels that have no hack wa ter—the advantage of which is a great acquisition of propelling power. The contrivance is simple enough; the intro duction of two eccentric wheels in the paddle, connecting by rods placed hori zontally in grooves at the arms, and a fric tion roller at each end. In making the revolutions the floats are in turn raised out of the water perpendicularly under the shaft, and let down again when re quired for propulsion. In this way back water is done away with, and no difficul ty can arise from the clogging of tin wheels by the ice or driftwood. A slight alteration in the form of the circles is al) that is required to dip the floats in the water at any point that may be required, say an angle of 45 degrees. Pretty Fair. —A Portland corres pondent of the New York Commercial Advertiser , tells the following anecdote of Gov. Hubbard, of Maine, under whose administration the Maine Liquor Law was enacted, and who felt constrained to sign the bill: His personal predilections were alto gether on the other side, and they impute his support in this instance, merely to the desire to propitiate public opinion. One of the speakers at the convention told a story illustrative of this, which is toe Eood to be lost. Directly after it was nown that the Governor had determined to sign the bill, he walked to the princi pal hotel of the capital ond called for a glass of liquor. “ How is this, Govern or,” said the bar-keeper. “I thought you had signed the bill.” “So I have,” answered he, “ but the hill is for the peo ple—the brandy and water is for me.” Visitors are flocking to Newport in unwonted numbers. The Boston Post says they take theii “ medicine chests” with them. EDITORS OD PUBLISHERS. Militia Colonels Abroad. — A wri ter in a New York paper amuses himself with ridiculing the pretensions of certain Americans, who flaunt their military ti titles in the face of Europe, and by virtue of their rank, get invitations to feasts and ceremonials. After referring to the cases of “ Gen. Cooper, Commandant of the troops of the Stale of New Y’ork, Mr. Van Buren, a cavalry officer, and Colonels Roch and Lawrence, Aides-de-camp of the Govern or of Massachusetts,” who obtained con spicuous places in the recent French fetes in consequence of the titles they bore, he gives another quite ludicrous incident: “ Here in Berlin, we are happily not often troubled with such things (as the lists of arrivals are all made up from the passports) hut still one occurred recently, which is too good to be lost. On looking over the morning papers, one day on the beginning of March, I found it stated among the movements of various kings and princes, that “ North American Gen eral, Welch, has arrived .” Of course, my curiosity was excited, but as on re ferring to the American army list, I found no such person, I concluded that it must be some militia general, or (but that I thought would he nearly impossible) “ General ” Welch, well known in the United States as the proprietor of the North American Circus. But how should the title of General have got into his pass porfl Could any clerk have been so negligent as to change a circus manager into an American General? “But, notwithstanding the supposed carefulness of Diplomatic clerks, it was he, traveling on the Continent with a passport in the name of “ General Welch.” When he arrived in Berlin, the passport was sent to the police office, to he exchan ged for a ‘ Aufent halls karle,' or leave of residence, which is necessary in this po lice-oppressed city. Thence the news found its way into the papers, and at the same time the police sent to the ‘ Gener al ’ to inquire his exact rank in the Amer ican army ; for if he had really been of such high rank, the military Governor of the city would have paid him divers at tentions. and if he had been of the rank of General Scott, some grand review would have taken place in his honor.— The poor ‘General’ was rather dismay ed by all these prospective attentions, and therefore posted with all possible haste to our excellent Secretary of Legation at this court, Mr. Fay, the author, and beg ged him to help him out of the difficulty, which Mr. Fay did by giving him a new passport without the ‘ handle ’ to his name, and advised him to drop all his military glory while on the Continent.” “ Look up dare, how you trow bricks, guess you want to kill dis nigga,” said a lusty black hod carrier the other day, when a large brick fell from a two story scaffold upon his head and broke in two without any other damage. There is an old toper in Maine, who is making a fortune out of the anti-liquor law. He goes into New Hampshire and gets fuddled, and when he comes back charges his neighbors twelve and a half cent for smelling his breath. Old Pater. —We were shown yester day a legal instrument of old date, being i capias, in Spotsylvania county, Vs., in the time of George 2d, 1750, and signed by Wm. Waller, of one of the Courts.— The relic was found two years ago, and presented to the descendants Wm, Waller. It is now in the possession of one of his great grand-daughters, the lady of one of our citizens. — St. Louis Repub lican. The Newark Mercury says that the amusing endorsal of everything by the Democratic Convention in its Platform, is made the foundation of a capital hit.— “ You cover a great deal in your resolu tions,” said a gentleman in Washington to a returning Delegate. “Yes,” said tho chap, “ we would have backed up Christianity as well as other thing*, but we had a Jew on the Platform Commit tee, and he staved it off.” Entitled to his Patent. —The Bos ton Journal says that General Pierce is “ a lineal descendant of the Percy*, Duke of Northumberland.” Charles Dickens •ays the true meaning of a great noble man in England is, that neither he nor his ancestors have done anything to distin guish themselves for at least 500 years. Taking the definition of Dickens to be true, Pierce is as well entitled to his pa tent of nobility as the best of them. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com pany, in anticipation of the completion of the road to Wheeling by the end of the present year, and of the immense business which will then press upon it, have made arrangements, and contracts for the con struction of 1158 burden cars. A lost love letter was shown us yes terday. The following poetic desperation appears in it: « your cruelty has made me sorrow, And I will drown myself In the creek of Morrow.” Wc hope the Mayor of Morrow, when -» the body is found, will send us a copy of the Coroner’s verdict.— Cin. Com. Phoebe Way, graduated in December last with seven others, at the Pennsyl vania College of Medicine, instituted for the instruction of females in the medical art, and has gone to Baltimore to enter upon the practice and duties of a regular physician. Accident. —As Col. Benton was re turning last Saturday evening from Man chester, he was thrown from his buggy and slightly hurt. The injuries he re ceived arc not such as to confine him to his home.— St. Louis News. NUMBER HAS