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i'taiifr 23, 1352. JPOK PRESIDENT OP THE TKITED STATES, OKS. WINFIELD SCOTT, or mew itniiv. TOR VICE PRESIDENT. WILLIAM A. GRAHAM, or MORTII CAROLINA. Apology. W?hid expected to present the reader with a mass of correspondence from the senior editor, who is on a visit to Ohio, but the non-arrival of the Greek Slave, on which our letters were placed, have kuockcd our arrangements into pi. We hope our readers will excuse the scarcity of original matter in this week's issue, and find themselves more profited by looking over se lections. PACTS AND FANCIES. Saturday Morning, 11 o'clock. The Greek Slave. —This boat is so loaded down with freight that she has been delayed al>out two days in making the passage from Galena. We eau now hear her palling away on Pig's-Eye Bar. and she will undoubtedly be here soon. The fact that the Governor is on board with a large portion of specie for the Sioux, makes our citizens watch for her arrival with great anxiety. The Nominee arrived here on Thursday morning, having a very heavy load of freight and passengers, and making the quickest pas sage that any boat has made between Galena and St. Paul, for the last three mouths. The Jenny Lind paid a visit to our Levee on Thursday last. We hear that the Tiger is on the way, and may be expected here in about ten days. We learn that McKee's majority in Benton county is five. The Democrat says it is four.— At any rate, there is no doubt of his election.— Mr. McKee was formerly a member of the Penn sylvania Legislature, and will make a valuable member of our Legislative Assembly. The Ladies of the Methodist Episcopal Church held a Fair and Supper at Temperance Hall on Wednesday evening last. ‘•Cirettm. stances ” prevented our attendance, but we learn that it was attended by a large company- We thank the ladies for their kind remembrance of us on the occasion. One thing is quite cer tain, while we have lived in St. Paul we have never known the ladies to take hold of any en terprize that did not succeed ; they don't seem to know the meaning of the w ord - fail, " w hile many things that the more homely sex have undertaken, have resulted in a “grand-fizzle.” Winslow's Mill. —Tiiis mill has been thor oughly repaired ami again put in operation..— This will be gratifying news to many of our farmers, w ho have wheat and corn to be ground. The Enterprise returned from her trip up the ' Minnesota on Sunday evening. She was unable to proceed any further than Little Rapids, on j account of the low ness of the water. Could she have got over the Rapids, she might have pro ceeded with ail ease to Traverse des Sioux, and probably to the Blue Earth. The obstruction at Little Rapids is represented to be a ledge o* sand rock which crosses the river at that point. It is the opinion of all who have given the sub ject any attention, that this obstruction could be removed at a very small expense, so that boats like the Enterprise might navigate the stream the entire season. The Enterprise has been running on the Wisconsin River for the last three years, but the w ater is now so low on that stream that she has been compelled to abandon it. William 11. Semmes. Esq., of Willow River, if on independent candidate for Senator in the District of which St. Croix county forms a part. As the Whig Convention in that District failed to make a nomination ou account of jealousies between La Crosse and Crawford counties, we presume Mr. Semmes will get the support of all the Whigs of the District. Mr. S. is a young lawyer of decided ability, a gentleman in every rcspect, a staunch hig, and we take great pleasure in recommending him to the eufl'rage of the electors of North-Western Wisconsin. Prairies on Fire.— During the last few days the Prairies in the vicinity of St. Taul have been on fire, causing “ a cloud of smoke by day and a pillar of fire by night. ” We hear of much damage resulting from this conflagration— vast amounts of hay and wood being destroyed.. Some farmers have lost all the hay they had by the devastating element. New Hotel. —We learn that Mr. Winslow has made arrangements for the erection of a large I and splendid Hotel at the corner of Fort and Eagle streets. It is to be of brick, four stories in height, seventy-one feet by a hundred. The basement, it is expected, will be completed this fall, and the walls will be laid up as earlv in the spring as the season will permit. Query—lf Gen. Pierce is elected President, how does the Democrat expect to get an appro priation from Congress for the improvement op navigation ou the Minnesota River? Can it lie inferred from an inspection of his votes in Con gress on this subject, oriu the resolutions of the late Baltimore Convention ? —The Whigs of St. Croix County, Wisconsin, will hold a Mass Meeting at Willow-River on Tuesday next. The friends of Scott everywhere are cordially invited to attend. The Democrat wants Gen. Scott to resign eo as to “ put himself on a foot- ing with the other candidates. ” It will next want him to •“taint, and fall from his horse,” so as to put him literally on afoot-ing with its candidate. —The funeral of Mrs. Forbes, wife of Hon W. H. Forbes, was attended ou Monday last by a large eoncourse of friends. The funeral ser vices were conducted at the Catholic Church in this place, in the most solemn and impressive manuer. Her remains were taken to Mendota for interment. Large Vegetables.— Wm. Finn, a farmer re siding about four miles from St. Paul, has sent us a specimen of the vegetables he has raised this season-fine, large carrots, parsnips, tur nips, onions, Ac. Among the rest we picked .out R common white turnip, which measured twenty-nine inches in circumference. Beat this who can, any where except in Minnesota! The Rivers.— We learn from the St. Louis Republican of a late date, that the river at that point had risen about five inches, but was theu at a stand. The Illinois river had risen about eighteen inches. There had been heavy rains in the country near the source of that river, and a further rise was expected. The Missouri and Ohio were both falling, with very little proba bility of a rise. j Official Returns. —We shall publish the offl- I cial returns of the late election os soon os we ' receive them. The following is the vote in the St. Authony i'rccinct, which we copy from the Express: For Represent a Ctes. ; Organization. Anti-Oroaxizatton. jR. p. Russell 213 C. T. Stearns 64 !G. B. Dutton 142 E. Case 94 County CommVioner. | Louis Roberts, 55 George Irvine 76 | Treasurer. 1 Robert Cummings 68 Ira B. Kingsley 82 | Judge of Probate. W. H. Welch 19C H. A. Lambert 57 Assessors. Lott Moffett 169 C. R. Conway 53 W. Freeborn 195 I. I. Lew is 7u W. Richardson 67 Jos. Lt Mai 55 Surveyor. W. R. Marshall 200 Supervisors. George nanson 193 R. Farnham 57 Geo. Uisodolph 54 F. Labe.rre 54 Constable. j Alien Harmon 163 Alvin Stone 78 > Cass County. —This county re-elects Dr. Day \o theTcgislatu re by nine majority. Mr. Day Served in the last Legislature with distinguished ■ability, and we are exceedingly gratified to hear df his re-election. Our distinguished fellow-citizen, Wii. D. Phillips, Esq., District Attorney of Ramsey county, an old citizen of St. Paul, an uncom promising Democrat, Ac., is traveling through out the Union, stumping it for Pierce. We hear favorable mention made of biin all along the route from here to New' York city, and if Gen. Pierce is not elected it will not be from any fault of our Napoleon. By the way, he ex perienced quite a drawback lately in New York city. At a mass meeting and torchlight pro cession which lately came oft’ in that city, pre sided over ami conducted by such distinguish ed men as Renders, captain of the Empire I Club, and Pete Morris, the negro buffoon sing- I er, an account of which is published iu the New York Tribune, we find the follow ing : “A man whose name was said to be Phillips, of Minneso ta, took the stand amid vociferous calls for Walsh ! In about two minutes the man from the West was choaked off, and the cries for Walsh renewed.” Only think of it! William D. Phillips, whom we all kuow, and whose dig nified appearance and stentorian voice we all appreciate, to be “choaked off” by the subter raneans of New York city! We notice that Captain Lnmothe, of the Rail road Packet Cornelia, has a sign hung up on either side the baggage room, on board his boat, on w hich are blazoned in characters so legible that “ he who runs may read” there, the follow ing ominous sentence : •• No llaekman. Porter, or Outsider allowed on board while landing.” This, if properly enforced, will, we think, be found one of the most salutary rules in exist ence on the river, and will serve to rid passen gers of the annoyance which they have hither to been forced to suffer from the impudence and leech-like importunities of this class of bipeds, w ho. immediately on the arrivival of a boat, rush unceremoniously even into the la dies' cabin, thrusting their cards into the faces ! of passengers, and screaming at the top of! their voices, “ Hotel, sir?” “Hack, sir?"! while the individual designated by the cogno- ! men of -• outsider.” stands by looking out for j ••snaps” at all times to pick up small things] about decks when occasion offers.— Mo. Rcpub. We should lie exceedingly glad if some such regulation could l>e enforced in .St. Paul. Cer ! tainly nothing tends more to disgust strangers | with our people, than to see about fifty or sixty of them rush precipitately upon ev ry boat, before j it has even had a chance to touch the Levee, ! like a flock of sheep all jumping over the fence at once. We have no complaint to make of I hackmen and hotel runners, for they are not ' numerous enough to become a nuisance, but we complain of the “ outsiders”—fellows who. the moment they hear a boat coming, rush down to the Levee and upon the boat, crowd the cabins and decks so that passengers cannot get off with their baggage, business men cannot get their bills of lading, and the boat cannot dis charge her freight, although making frequent efforts. We have individuals in our mind’s eye, who are always first on the boat looking over the letters and bills of lading, although they never receive one nor a pound of freight. Half-a-dozen of these men stand around the table where the letters are, effectually prevent ing the owners of them from getting them.— This is a growing nuisance, and we hope the floats will adopt some plan for its suppression before another season commences. The following is a list of Jurors drawn to serve at the November Session of the District Court of Ramsey County: GRAND Jl'KOnS. 0. B. Bromley, S. A. Thompson, W. C. Morrison. I). A. Robertson, F. J. Bartlett, Leonard II Laroche, Joseph X. Lemny, John Leslie, Edward Patch, ' G. B. Dutton, Wm. A. Checvcr, A. Smith. A. J. Morgan. . C. Gould. Nelson Roberts, L. M. Ford, 11. 1. \ ance. It. Gorham, J. M. Goodhue, W. B. Dodd. John Wesingcr. Thos. Barton. J. E. Fullerton. I’ETIT JURORS. John L. Jones, IFcnry Lansing. 11. A. Con. Michael Cummings, " m. Bryant. Geo. W. Mower, B. F. Hildreth. S. R. Randolph, Dennis C. Shcrrier, Russell Stephens, E. Moulton, John Parker, J. C. Terry. ]). w. K. Halsted, Henry Angell, S. S. Spencer, D. F. Braw ley. B. B. Ford. Rufus Farnham. Warren Chapman, Isaac Rose, N. O. Phillips, Mm. Dahl, A. 11. Bowlinghain, Charles Manson. Alex. Coulee. J. P. William.-, J. IV. Dorr, Joseph Gray. Warren Woodbury, H. C. Sandford. J. Q. A. Nickerson. Henry Ashley, Wm. F. Corlxtt. C. Vandenberg, T. B. Sentell. A> |!*.'7 -Ab far as returns have hren received, the \\ higs are reported to have gained two members of Congress in Pennsylvania. Baltimore Election— The Locofocos have barely escaped defeat in Baltimore, electing their Major by only 3o° majority. The usual Locoloco majority is between 2,000 and 3,000. An Excellent Test. The young ladies in Vermont, it is said, though we don't believe it still continue to kiss Ihe lips of voting temper ance men to see w hether they have been tam pering with toddy.— Ex. The gold fever is prevailing to an alarming extent in England. The mines of Australia are found to be even more productive than those of California. In consequence of.the general rush of gold hunters to that region, the state of soci ety is corrupt beyond description. It is said ttiat many are leaving California for the Aus tralian mines. D Jr<f »« U £ aU . kee an<s Mississippi Railroad ap aSw 5 ?5 , -S!3i'S£sa $2,9M la-averaging nearly SSOO per dav- We cut the following from the act of Con gress establishing post routes in various States and Territories. It will be seen tlmt in Min nesota new routes have been established : From St. Paul via Red Wing and Reeu’s Lauding, in Wabasha county, to Laueing, in the State cf lowa. From Decorrah via Browsville, Montezuma, and Minnesota City, to Wabasha. From St. Paul via Decorrah and Elkader, to Dubuque, State of Towa. From St. Paul via Mc-ndota, Sbahcopee, Little Rapids, Le Sueur, and Traverse de= Sioux, to Mankato. Prom St. Paul to Cannon river. Prom St. Paul to Little Canada. From Little Canada via White Bear Lake to I Stillwater. i From Little Canada to the Falls of St. An ! thnn v. I From Fort Snelling to the Falls of St. An -1 tbony. j P'rom Tort R’pley to Crow Wing. | From Crow Wing via Cass Lake and Red Lake, to Pembina. I P'rom Crow Wing via Sandy Lake to Fond du | Prom Minnesota City to Traverse des Sioox. P’rom Dubuque, lowa' to Mankato. J Cigars. —Friend Combs has a lot of choice igurs. which it is said by those who ought to know, are the cigars. We don't smoke, and we advise others not to ; but if they must smoke, we advise them to try Combs’ cigars. New York Buazaaii. —This “ institution” lately established in the Gothic building, cor ner of Cedar and Third sts., appears to be in a flourishing condition. They sold so many goods on the first day of opening as to induce the proprietor to take the next boat and go to New York and replenish. Connecticut. —Recent elections for town offi cers iu this State, indicate clearly, what was not before doubted, that this State will go for Scott and Graham liy a large majority. Omnibus. —AVe noticed near the Lower Land ing the other day, an omnibus similar to those used in cities, the entrance at the back end, seats on the sides for twelve, Ac. It bears the inscription of “ St. Paul and St. Anthony.”— We did not learn to whom it belonged, nor whether it would tie in running order this fall* Xrwi by Trlrgraph. [RrportM Expressly for the Dally Advertiser.] Florida Election. Mobile, Oct. 7. The Congressional election came off on the 4th. Tlie returns from Santarosa county give George Ward, the Whig candidate for Gover nor. a majority over Jus. E. Brown. Deni. Same county gives a majority for AA'hig mem ber of the Senate and House of Representa tives, and a majority for Edward C. Cable, AVhig Congressman, over Augustus E. Maxwell. Escambria county show s a Democratic majority for Governor and member of the Legislature, while for Congress, the Whig candidate rules ahead. Charleston, Oet. 9th 1853. The Jacksonville (Florida') Republican, of Thursday, gives George T. Ward. (AVhig) for Governor, a majority in Duvall county of 66. and E. C. Cabell (Whig) for Congress. 58. A private letter received from the Republi can office, says : —“Grange, Putnam. Nassua. Columbia ami Hamilton counties have given largely increased majorities for Ward and Ca bell, and both are elected. The Florida AA'higs w ill bet heavily that the State goes for Scott and Graham in November.” Otiio Election—A Better Look. [ The editor of the Cincinnati Nonpareil, who j arrived at Detroit on the 14th inst., brought the ] intelligence that the AVhigs had gained three 1 and probably five members of Congress in < iliio. ( .1. Scott Harrison is elected over Ball, in the 2d (Cincinnati) District, by a decisive majority, and Galloway has beaten Olds in the Columbus District. The AVhig gain on the* Congressional Tirket. i along the line of the Cincinnati and Sandusky Railroad, the editor of the Nonpareil reports, ranges from 200 to 500 in almost every county. North Carolina Legislature. Baltimore. Oct. 7. The Legislature of North Carolina met in extra session at Raleigh, on the 6th inst. In the House. Mr. Baxter, AVhig, was chosen Speaker over Dublin, Democrat, by a majority of 7 votes. In the Senate, Mr. Edwards (polities not sta i ted, but supposed to be Democrat,) was elected Speaker by a majority of three votes. I The contested seat in Camden and Currituck I counties, which will decide the political com ] plexion of the bod}’, was taken up but not ilis i posed of. j New AA’hig Paper.— AVe learn that Mr. P. i Moriartv, of this city, has purchased the office |of the AVestern Democrat. Bellevue, and will j soon issue a different sort of a paper from the same. AVe wish Mr. M. and his enterprise great success.— Catena Adv. New York, Oct. 16. The proposal for 8200.000 New A'ork and New llaven Railroad bonds, were opened yes terday. The bids ranged from lo tto 1041. The frigate Powhattan sailed for Havana to- [ day. Judge Conkling, after investigating the I proceedings of the Cuban Government relative ] to the Crescent City, will proceed to Mexico. | Orders have been received for the immediate | fitting out of the sloop-of-war AVarrior for the | survey of the Chinese Sea. The expedition j will tic amply supplied w ith light ships and I whale-boats. The razee Independence is on ; the docks for repairs ; also the Southampton. ] the Constitution and Fredonian. Trenton, N. J., Oct. 15. j The Court of Episcopal Bishops at Burling , ton, resolved by a vote of 6 to 8. not to try ! Bishop Domic, and at 3 o'clock, they adjourn- I ed. Iniiiaxaroi.is, Oct. 16. The Sentinel :his afternoon gives returns from 10 counties, from which it appears that James A. Wright, Democratic candidate for Governor, is elected over Nicholas McCartv. Whig, and A. L. Robinson, Free Soil, bv a large majority. Both branches of the Legisla ture arc also largely Democratic. Boston. Oct, 16. Steamship Daniel Webster arrived to-day from Sail Juan, which place she left on the titli inst. It is estimated that the number present at the Cuban indignation meeting last evening reached 20.000. being the largest ever known here. There were 200 Vice Presidents, and speeches made from different stands, resolutions in favor of immediate redress were adopted and ordered to be transmitted to the President of the United States, w ithout delay. Baltimore. Oct. 16. Hon. Andrew Ogle, died suddenly of apo plexy on the 11th. Washington, Oct. 23. The Intelligencer contains a large official document from the Secretary of the Interior, showing that the act making provision for the Mexican Boundary, contains a clause making it inoperative. The clause referred to says no part ot the $120,000 appropriated, can be ex pended till it can Ik* made to appear satisfacto ry * . lc President that the Southern Bounda ry ot New Mexico is not established by a Com missioner and U. S. Surveyor, north of the town called Paiso—the same as laid to the treat.' • 1 resident Fillmore has issued a mes sage saying that after a careful perusal he is constrained to concur in the result. Conse quently uo part of the appropriation for de fraying the expense of the Mexican Boundary Survey can be drawn from the treasury. Whereupon, the Secretary of the'interior will immediately notify the Secretary of State of the decision, that he may notify the Mexican Government to suspend further operations of the work until Congress shall provide a requi site means for carrying on the same. Fire at Dunkirk. Dunkirk, Oct. 8. At half past 9 last night one of the most des tructive fires that ever occurred in this place broke out in an old barn owned by A. Gil,ord. situated mar Front and Second streets, which communicated with the long building front on Butialo street, occupied as a billiard saloon and bowling alley. All the buildings iu the imme diate vicinity being of wood, tilled and sur rounded with combustible materials, the* flames spread rapidly duriug the prevalence of a storm of wind. AVe are unable to arrive at the precise loss by individuals, and can only give the result brief ly : Commencing at the corner of Second and Butialo sts.. the two or three first buildings were small, and of but little* account. Next was Laudsrath's tin shop. I.orkey’s liquor store, a German tavern, New- A’ork and Eric House, Tea Garden House, and a dwelling house of Luther Altou. Patrick’s extensive Livery es tablishment, in the rear of the American House, and the* row of stores and shops fronting on Front st., were saved by the utmost exertions of our citizens. At one time the destruction of the stables seemed unavoidable, as they were on (ire in several places. At the time of the conflagration a number of ladies were laboring constantly in handling buckets of water, while hundreds of men look ed on idly and refused to act their part. Mayor Grosvcnor promptly started an ex press to Fredonia. three miles distant, for as sistance, and Col. Tyler, as Foreman of the Fre donia Fire Co., with engine and men. did good service. That was the cmfyii ngine on the ground—there being none in Dunkirk. New York, Oct. 7. The insult offered the Crescent City in arriv ing off Havana, has produced much excitement in this city, and public meetings have been cal led this evening to express indignation at this high-handed outrage on the rights of American citizens. The agent, Mr. J. 1(. Jennings, has received instructions to send tin* passengers for Havana back to New A ork free of expense and also to return the mails to New A'ork. The Congressional Committee have made their report on the Gardner ease. Secretary Corwin is fully exempt from all blame. The report shows that Air. Corw in sold his interest in the claim, and hud no connection with the case after entering the Cabinet. Not the slightest evidence was adduced that the claim of Mr. Corwin was fraudulent, bat that committee pronounced Mr. Gardner's claim fraudulent. The Postmaster General had awarded the contract for supplying the Post Office stamps and envelopes to Geo. Nesbit. New York, Oct. 16. The Commercial Advertiser learns from St. Helena, that John K. Caswell, U. S. Consul at that place, died there suddenly on the 29th of August. The Atlantic took 115 passengers and $293,- 000 in specie, which is some 8200,000 less than was reported yesterday. The State Elections. The State Elections of Pennsylvania, (>hio and Indiana are held this day. The electors of Pennsylvania will choose Members of Congress, eleven Members of the Mate Senate, a lull set of Members of the Assembly, a Judge of the Su preme Court, Canal Commissioner, County Judges, Sheriffs, and other local officers, lit Ohio are to be chosen Members of Congress, a Judge of the Supreme Court, a Member of the Board of Public Works, and County Auditors, Recorders. Ac. Iu Indiana, in addition to the Congressional Delegation, the Governor, Lieut. Governor, Legislature and local administrat ion generally have to be elected. Li these elections we confidently expect that the AVhigs w ill gain considerably upon their op ponents, especially in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Iu Indianan we look for one or two additional members of Congress, but our hopes are not very sanguine, ami we prefer to wait till the j votes are cnqjitcd before indulging iu a feeling !of certainty. We presume the State Adminis j tration and Legislature will remain as hitherto | in the control of the Sham Democracy, j In Ohio there has been comparatively little excitement with reference to the State and local officers, while the Congressional canvass has been more animated. Though the last Legisla ture districted the State for the express purpose of giving it. to the Opposition, and the Whigs accordingly have to work at great disadvan tage, we rely upon gaining two or three mem bers of Congress, In several districts the Oppo sition is badly split up, and in others the AVhig candidates are likely, by dint of personal influ ence and hard work, to secure their election against heavy odds. Our special hope is that Hon. Nelson B.Olds, in the Xlitb District, may be among the defeated, and that bis place mav be supplied by Samuel Galloway. The State election proper will have little significance either way, turning as it will upon local con siderations. If a Governor and Legislature were to be chosen, the AVhigs would sweep the State, so general is the disgust at the conduct ol the present Legislature: but. as it is. we must wait till next year. Iu Pennsylvania we expect to make a gain iu the Congressional delegation, and that a AVhig Judge of the Supreme Court w ill be elected.— ( Images in the Legislature are also to be look ed lor: these will, however, be due mainly to local causes, and will have no decisive bearing upon national politics. We repeat that we do not entertain very high expectations with regard to this day's work in either ol these States. Pennsylvania and ()hio, we do not doubt w ill vote for Winfield Scott, but they may to-day fail to vote for his friends. Him they have long known and honored as the illustrious soldier, civilian, patriot, and him they support in many cases from considerations that outweigh party names and predilections. The present contest will at any rate give no adequate indication of w hat will be done on the 2d of November. The vote w ill not be so full, nor w ill the votes be cast for the same party now as theu. Thus, in lsqß. in Pennsylvania, the October election returued a LocofocoCanal Commissioner by a majority of 4,600. and yet in November Gen. Taylor led Gen. Ca-s by no less than 13,600 votes. The result of to-day tnay be similar: but whatever it be we warn our friends against attributing to it more weight than it ought to possess. If we triumph, it w ill still be necessary to work in order to give Scott the overwhelming majority he deserves: if not, there will 1«* no reason lor discouragement, as the facts in October, 16-18, w hen the election was much more warmly contested, now abundantlv dem onstrate—A'. J'. Tribune, Oct. VUh. Gen. Scott's Prospects. —The Courier A Enquirer of yesterday, says, *• The fact is un questionable that General Scott's prospects are brightening all over the country. A very far more decided tone of confidence pervades the Whig press and Whig correspondence from all quarters of the land, than existed two months or even one month ago. All the griefs and dis appointments that sprung so profusely from the doings of the National Convention have grad ually given away before the serious dictates of duty ; and the great mass of the Whig party, with here and there a solitary exception, are now prepared to bury all past differences and stand together under the old banner, upborne bv Winfield Scott, in a common struggle for the victory, ah personal distrust of the chosen standard bearer has long since utterly disap peared. Our political opponents, unscrupulous as many of them are, no longer venture to call in question his devotion to the Compromises of the Constitution. They have at length become thoroughly sensible of "the ridiculous folly of making comparisons on this score Ix'tween the Whig candidate and bis opponent—the one of whom, it is now proved, was laboring seriously though silently, for the Compromise, at a time when the other was haranguing the jx'ople against the Fugitive Slave Law, w hich consti tuted its most important feature.” Mackerel.— The Gloucester Telegraph says that the returns of Mackerel at that port for year past fall short full one-half of w hat the re c<-'jpts were at this time last year/ This is ow ing mainly to the troubles with the English. The prosp<ct for the remainder of the season is not very lavorable, and if those vessels now out return with more than half a fare, it is more than is anticipated. A Laughable Occurrence at Caacord A correspondent of the Covington Journal, tells the following “ good ’un :” A laughable afl'air canie off at Concord, N. H., the residence of General Franklin Pierce, some few weeks after his nomination for the Presidency. If you think the following account of it worthy of a space in your paper please insert it : At one ot the* churches in Concord, where Ge*u. Pierce usually attended public worship on the Sabbath, the clergyman commenced the moruing service by reading a hymn from AVatts’ selections, and while reading the following line —“ The fearful soul that tires and faints ,” his eye happened to fall on the pew where sat Frank Pierce. In a moment all eyes were turned in the same direction, and Gen. Pierce was pierced by so many piercing eyes that he cr.mc wry near fainting. After the morning service was closed, several of the political tr end.- ol Gen. Pierce, sought and obtained an interview with the said clergyman, who. by the way, is a \\ big, and by the name of John Scott. During this interview the clergyman was ac cused of intentionally directing the minds and eyes of Ins congregation towards Gen. Pierce's pew : but the clergyman assured them that they w ire mistaken : that it was a mere casual glance of the eye, while reading said line. Pierce’s friends were not satisfied with this ex planation, and during the ensuing week there was a great commotion iu Concord and through out all the region round about. On the Satur day following, Pierce's friends who w ere mem- Imts of Rev. Mr. Scott's church, called a church meeting and proposed to dismiss their Pastor, —w hereupon a vote was taken by ballot, and resulted as follows, to wit : For retaining the Rev. Mr. Scott as Pastor of the church. 47 ; for dismissing him. 4 ; blank, 2. When the result of the balloting was made known, one of the members of the church sang out, “Ilurra for Scott.” Another, probably associating this hurra for Rev. Mr. Scott, w ith the idea of the coming Presidential election, proposed nine cheers for SCOTT and GRAHAM, w hich were heartily given, when the meeting adjourned without delay. The Minnesota Road—Again. —AVe have harped upon this subject until we are almost ashamed to say another word about it; but we will keep talking until something is done, for the importance of the measure is such that we cannot It t it die a natural death for the want of information of its merits. Messrs. AVilloughby & Powers have two men and a team employed in repairing the road, and w ill be on the work until winter. Now is there not interest enough in our citizens, and a spark of enterprise that will induce them to send out another team and a couple of men to co-operate with these stage proprietors? We are informed by those who know, that such a force employed six or eight weeks would render this road in its entire length one of the best in the country.— Again, we are told that by varying the route so as to go by the Falls of Chippewa, would not increase the distance to St. Paul five miles, and by so doing the numerous small streams which are the real obstacles on the route, would be mostly, if not entirely, avoided. It is worth while to examine this route particularly ; as great assistance in improving the road would be sent out from the Falls, and the expense of bridging w ould be saved. The expense of a team and men for the neces sary time would not exceed a hundred and fifty dollars. Suppose this town raise half or two thirds this amount, and the balance would be made up along the route. The hotels in this village alone would pick up that amount from the travel of next winter, to say uothingof what would lie left with the merchants. AVon't some man that lias a team and wants a job, start a subscription paper to raise the small amount of funds for this improvement? The immediate benefits would be greater than Un anticipated railroad, and the increase ol' busi ness would repay the investment. AVe have conversed with r.niuy citizens upon this matter, and all have expressed a w illingness to contri bute ; and it is only necessary that some one i lioitld start the ball.— Pr. Du Chun Pat. A S'm.i i.ar Case ok Suffering from an Ac cident. —Miss Ann Al. Clark, who brought suit to recover $20,000 damages from the city of Boston, for injuries sustained iu falling into a cellar, at tlie time of the great railroad jubilee in that city, obtained a vi rdiet of $8.50(1. on Saturday last. The Traveler says that the testi mony of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fhysielau, v here Miss Clark lias remained tor nearly the whole time since the accident, dis closes the following singular result : | Miss Clark is about 11) years of age : previous ! to the accident she was employed as a worsted worker at Malden, and enjoyed good health.— ; Ou the lasi evening of the railroad jubilee, she* proceeded with some friends to witness the tire-works in Boudoin Square. On their return home they passed through ('harden and Haw k ins sts.. where she fell through a cellar way which had been accidentally left open,after the grade of the street and sidewalk had been al tered. After she Was taken out she complained of a feeling as if she had been struck in the stomach. The next day she proceeded to her work at .Malden, was there seized with a violent pain in the stomach : she returned to Boston, was conveyed to the Massachusets General Hospital, where she has remained ever since— The physicians say that in her fall she received an injury to her spine, and the result is she cannot keep upon her stomach but a very small quantity of food, an amount barely sufficient to sustain life, but not enough to stay the cravings of her appetite. Her chief aliment is molasses and water, and if any amount above two ounces is given to her. her stomach soon rejects it.— Various expedients have been devised by the physicians to administer nourishment. Among others, blisters have been applied and then Cod Liver Oil rubbed on to the scarified surface, and thus absorbed into the system. The unfortu nate young woman is little better than a skele ton, and her sufferings are no doubt very se vere. Tlu* physicians state that there is record ed in the books but one similar case. Jerusalem —Within the walls, Jerusalem is one of the most picturesque of cities, it is very small. You can walk quite round it in less than an hour. There are only some seventeen tliou saud inhaitants, of whom nearly half are Jews. ; Tin' material of the city is a cheerful stone, and j 1 massively are the lofty blind house walls laid, I that, in pacing tiic more solitary streets, you seem to be threading the mazes of a huge fortress. | Often the houses extend over the street, which 1 w inds under them in dark archways, and where | there are no overhanging buildings, there are j often supports of masonry thrown across from house to house. There arc no windows upon the street, except a few picturesque, projecting lat tices. Jerusalem is in utter ruin: the houses, so fair in seeming, are often all crumbled away upon the interior. The arches are shattered, and vines and Howers wave and bloom down all the vistas. The streets are never level for fifty rods: but climband wind with broken steps and the bold buildings thrust out buttressed cor ners, graced with luxuriant growths, and arched w ith niches for statue and fountain. It is amass of “beautiful bits, ”as artists say. And you will see no fairer sight in the world than the groups of brilliantly-draped orientals emerging into the sun, from the vine-fringed kurdacss of the arched ways. - Jfuiratlji in Syria. 1 ostage Stamps —the following resolution is said to have lieen passed at the < incida Methodist Conference : W hurras the use of Post (Iffice stamps may, by possibility, subject the most circumspect to the groundless imputation of fraudulent intentions* therefore, Rmolved. that we deem the practice of using them of doubtful expediency, and recomcnd to forego the trilling convenience which their use secures. Adopted, and ordered to be published m the Northern Christian Advocate. But in what way these eininentlv convenient little appendages have offended against the con science, is not explained. Tns Lost Crown ok Hunqart. —The Emp ror of Austria has promised an immense reward to any person w ho w ill recover the crown of Hun gary. which disappeared during the revolution. He has promised a million of florins to those magnates who are suspected of lieino in cor respondence with Kossuth if thev will assist j n the recovery of that crown. Important ip True. —A Physician of Paris, announces that he has discovered the means of communicating to all persons, born deaf and dumb, the power of hearing, by a treatment without operation, and twoor three years later, of enabling them to reply, so that they can re ceive an oral education. ' He considers the great difficulty conquered when once the patient hears —as a great majority of those* who appear to be born deal and dumb are only born deaf; the dumbness is the natural consequence of their iliability to hear other persons speak, and thus form words and sentences bv imitation. ! No More Putty. —The anxious inquiries con | corning the price of this article, are about to lie ! silenced. Some Down-East operator has got a way of setting glass without putty. The window sa-Ji is made entirely of wood, the outside per manent. The inside is framed in such a manner that the parts can lie readily removed, for the purpose of inserting the glass, which is placed between slips of India Rubber, which, when tin parts of the sash are replaced, causes the glass to be perfectly firm. The moveable parts of the sash are secured to their place by a knoli-sorew w hich makes a pretty finish.—,A : . I’. Tribune. General Scott on iiis Journey. —lt is not the fault of General Scott that tin* people gather around him. It is the custom of the people all over the world to honor virtue and gallantry. In tin* person of Gen. Scott they see a veteran w ho has been almost half a century fighting their battles. Called among them by public duty, they avail themselves of the occasion to pay him tin* homage of their gratitude. AVhat has in other times lieen done for Washington, for Jack son. for Harrison, and for Taylor, is now lieing done for Scott. —Albany Journal. Elopement in High Lire.—The Leinster Ex press of recent date lias tin* following para graph. “Considerable excitement has lieen cre ated in a southeastern county, by the elope ment of a titled lady, the spouse of a w ealthy commoner, w ith a gallant captain belonging to an adjoining garrison, a relative of her own, and who was on very intimate terms with her husband." AVe believe the parties alined to are Lady Elizabeth Bryan, daughter of the Mar quis of Conyngham, and wife of George Bryan, Esq., of Jcnkinstown. county of Kilkenny, and Captain James George Ilay, of the 92d High landers. Lady Elizebeth Bryan is in her 23d year, and was married to Mr.’ Bryan (who pos sesses a very large property in Lilkenny) some two years ago. Captain Hav. the partner of her flight, has been quartered, for some months past, at Carlow, w ith the depot of the 92d. Mr. Bryan is said to he in pursuit of the fugi tives. it is in Idcil that the fugitives sailed from Liverpool, in tiie I’acific, fur New A'ork. and that tlie brother of the lad v has followed in pur suit. The brother of the lady. Earl Mount Charles, arrived in the Africa. Lady Elizabeth Bryan is. we believe, a grand daughter of the Mar chioness of Conyngham, who figured so exten sively dnridg tlie latter portion of the reign of George 4th, and was the almost constant com panion of that Monarch at his retreat at Vir ginia water. —Albany Register. A’aniieki.vx, tlie artist died at Kingston Uls ter County, on Friday lust. He had a high reputation as a painter, and many of his pro ductions evinced skill and great power of execution. Many of liisportraits were admira ble. Those who are competent to judge, speak of his full length likeness ot Washington, pain ted for the House of Representatives, os supe rior to all other portraits of the great man. w ith tiie excaption of Stuart's. The original price voted by Congress was $111(1(1. but upon motion of Mr. Adams. $1,500 in addition was aw arded him. His most elaborate work, the landing of Columbus, tills one of the panneis of of the Ro tunda in the Capitol. lt is a painting of great merit, with one or two serious defects. He painted it in Paris, beginning in 1839, and fin ishing it in 1847. The price was slo.ooo.— Ruff. Com. Tlie phonetic system of teaching tlie common ] orthography lias been iiftroduccd into 114 pub lic schools of Massachusetts. j Michigan Central Railroad.— Passengers on tlie Michigan Central Railroad for September. ! going East. 12.288 Passengers going AVcsl, 15.100 Emigrants “ •• 3,434 Total number passengers. 30.922 Murder or an Indian Agent. —The following dispatch was received by telegraph, yesterday morning, from St. Joseph : ] “ Col. D. I). Mitthei.i, : Major Norwood, In dian Agent, was killed on the 20t!i of Septem ber, at Sargent's Bluff's, by a man named Thomp son. Thompson struck with the butt of his gun, the cock entering the skull. The Major , only lived ten minutes. J. C. Farrows.” j Major Norwood was the Indian Agent for the j Sioux, and had a subordinate general supervis | ion of all the Indians on the Upper Missouri river. He was from AVaynesville, North Caro lina. w here his family reside. The place where he was killed is on the Missouri river, a short distance above the low a line. Orders hud re cently been given to him to pay the annuities to the Sioux Indians, at Fort Pierre, under the treaty made last year at Fort Laramie. Col. Mitchell is now iu the Indian Territory.— Mo. Hep. Late London papers state a rumor that a treaty of reciprocal free trade hud been arranged between Great Britain and France, by Mr. de IVrsiny. The principal on which this arrrange nient is based, is that all the commodities of each country shall Ik* admitted into tin* other on payment of a low- duty, the highest import lev ied by cither on the productions of its neighbor, not to exceed fifteen per cent. Tiie rate ot post age between tlie two countries is also to be ma terially reduced. John Van Buren said at Augusta. Me., last week, that he had comedown to Maine to see how matters stood there, lie had been sur prised by the State election, and as the “tight" gentleman said to his wife about milk, he want ed to know whether the Maine Democrats were “ tied up in something or lying around loose!" The National Intelligencer says the Demo cratic papers at the South are 'uttering com plaints at the late passage by Congress of the River and Harbor Improvement Bill. Thevsav it is contrary to the Baltimore Platform and to the settled principles of the party, ami would not be borne by them, only that thev know that Franklin Pierce will make a great change in all such matters, when he comes into power, and bring back the Democratic party to their old legitimate standard. They will not sutler their brethren at the North and West to be improving the tariff and improving the country if they can help it; and they know and arc sure they have got a man as candidate for President who will take care to put down all such unconstitutional schemes. 1 p to the Ist of October. Ixsl. the shipments of specie from New \ork to foreign ports amounted to $31,231,271. Add half a milion to tin* nlxivo. for exportation from September 2.7 th to October Ist, and the aggregate up to the Ist of October this year amounts to 831.100.000 being $10,000,000 less than the same period last year. Cotton ry the Erie Railroad. —We notice that quite a quantity of cotton is received in New York over the Erie Railroad. 106 bales wore received on the oth inst., and 150 bales some days since. Tills is a pregnant sign. If New Orleans w ould bestow her money in the right place, this thing might yet lie checkmated. — Memphi* Eagle. Apples are so plenty in Massachusetts and in many parts of New York that thev will not iinv the expense of picking and barreling. We have tasted iH-achos down in Massachusetts this year equal to the l>est in this market, and for pears the Bay State seems to beat the rest of the "A™- * r " n > farm 200 varieties were ex hibited this week at the Boston Horticultural Society—A*. Y. Express. Crime in New York— The. Journal of Com merce of Saturday, says that during the pre ceding six days, ttiere were eight cases of mur der. honreide. or deadly assault, in the city, by tnc knife, the piptol. or brutal violence, ami three of the sufferers are already dead! A gentleman was twice fired at in Broadway, yesterday morning, at four o'clock, and the Imno of his arm was badly shattered. Bold Uoiibert. —Yesterday afternoon, a bold robliery was perpetrated in the very heart of the city, though at a time when few person* were in the street, as it was then raining hard. A stranger who gave his name as Smith, inquir ing for the residence of an acquaintance on Pine street, two well dressed gentlemen under took to conduct him thither: but, iustcad of stopping at the house, they went out Pine street, between Seventh and Eighth, when they turned off in the direction of the lumlier yard. The victim seemed reluctant to go. offering some resistance, and keeping has hand upon his pock et. as to protect his money. Finally, one of them w ent ahead, and the others follow ed him among the piles of boards. There they attack ed and lieat him, and robbed him of his money,' amounting to about eight hundred dollars.— AVhen he recovered from tin* stunning effects of the blow s inflicted upon him. the robbers had made their esca]ie. Tlie facts were made know n at the police office, but up to a late hour no discovery had been made ot the robbers.-—» Mo. Rep. Gov. Slade is in the city, on his return from a AVestern mission, locating teachers. The twelfth class of teachers recently graduated, making some 300 young ladies in all, who have devoted themselves to instructing “ the young idea how to shoot” in the AV’est, under the benevolent auspices of Gov. Slade and the Na tional Society. Three teachers were sent to California in 'the spring, all worth their weight in gold to the vigorous young State. — C'ltve. Herxtd. Rapid Increase. —The enumeration of the in habitants of Davenport, lowa, just completed liy the county assessors, shows a population of upwards of 3,400. At the United States cen sus of 1850, the same town only numbered 1,700 inhabitants. Thus the populaticn has doubled in the short period of two years. The completion of the subterranean electric telegraph between Naples and Gaeta (about forty miles) is a rare mark of progress iu that part of Italy. The wires are covered with gutta pcrelm, nnd it is the longest wire ever constructed in this way. Steam and electricity are probably the predestined agent of a new awakening among the dry bones of the old world. Switzerland has j<*t agreed to bring its telegraphic lines into connection with those of Sardinia, so tlmt by the 15th of October wo are to have al Genoa telegraphic communica tion with Switzerland, Germany. France and England. The light is spreading, and its beams must soon be diffused over the whole conti nent. Et.t Nichols.* —This gentleman, who is one of the fathers of the Liberty and Freesoil move ment. has like a sensible man, in a letter to Hon. 11. R. Tildcn, of Cleveland, avowed his in- I tcation to give his vote for Scott and Graham. ! lie says, speaking of Gen. Scott : “Taken liy himself—take his life as it is publicly known, and there islittle to object toGen.Scott." Mr. Nich ols has vcted like a practical man. He knows Hale has no chance of lieing elected, and be tween Scott and Fierce lie has no difficulty in | making his choice —lie goes tor Scott. — Spring i field Repub. Attkmit to Assassinate Louis Napoleon. — On the 15th inst., an internal machine, designed to.assassinate the I’resident, had been seized at Marseilles. It was reported about that another was yet concealed. A conspiracy to murder the l’resident was believed to have extended tbro"- out tlie province of A’ar, and was set on foot by tie* l’ienmontese and Socialists. One hundred well known and violent Socialists had been ar rested. The machine was composed of 250 gun barrels, loaded with 15(1(1 bullets, besides 4 blunderbus ses similarly charged with grape shot. This battery if fired during the passage of the pro cession. would hare completely swept away the Fresidcnt and ids attendants. Many of the con spirators were arrested. The plot concocted by a secret society, had long been watched by the police. A Stumper —The old Hunkers oi Hamilton county are down hard on Tim Day and others for bolting tlie regular nominated Locofoco ticket in that county. Day comes out in defence, anil appeals to the course of Frank Fierce when Atwood was tteminated for Governor. Fierce refused to support Atwood, and had another eon vention called, and another ticket nominated Day demands that a similar course lie pursued in Hamilton county—that a new Convention be called, and other nominations made. If tin leading Locofocos assent to this proposition, tliei condemn themselves—if they do not, they con demn the course of Fierce. Through in five Days ! — AVe observe by the St. Louis papers tlmt passengers may now be ta ken through from that city to New York in five days—tin* winter arrangement being as follows: by steamboat to Alton ;by railroad to Sring fielit: by stage and steamboat to Lasnlle ;bv st age and railroad via Aurora to Chicago: thence by Central Railroad, Lake steamers, and N. Y. railroads. Gisms for the AVkst. —lt is ast musing to see tin* b-'rge piles of goods that are shipped every day on the Galena Railroad fin- AVestern mer chants. Aon will see Isixes marked, not only for towns from 20 to 50 miles on each side of the road, but large numbers for Galena, Dubuque. St. Fnnl, and all tin* tow ns on the Upper Mis sissippi. Tlie Dubuqiu* papers inform ns tlmt all llie goods for that city and towns ndjacant. will this fall lie shipped by this road, and carted by teams from Rockford to the Mississippi —[Chi Democrat. The Railroad Journal expresses tlie opinion that tiie work of construct ing a tunnel under the Hudson riv( r at Albany, will soon liecommcnc ed. Tin* proposition is, to excavate a trench in the bed of tlie river ot sufficient depth to admit ot tlie construction of an arch, of a capacity to allow- tin- passage of railroad trains. The wat er is to lie kept out of tlie trench while the* work is in progress, by tin* use of coffer (lams. It is believed that there are no serious olista cles to the execution of the proposed work, ami tlmt it can In* done at moderate expense. Several kegs marked *• Lard." but found to contain spirits, were lately seized in Provi dence. A communication from Mrs. Parting ton, through a “medium." says: “This is rendering unto seizer the things that are sciz ers." At lowa City there is a Seott Club which lias Ex-Governor Lucas for its President, and Maj. lb* Forrest, who was Chairman of the Polk glo rification meeting in Ist t, for its Yice Presi dent. Isaac Hill, one of the Irish prisoners rescued by the firmness of Gen. Scott from British cru elty in 1812. is now stumping in Ohio for his friend of forty years ago. Not a Bad Joke. —The Natchez Courier savs that recently, in that city, a democratic speak er mistook Hon. IV. It. King for the w hig candi date for the Vice Presidency, and proceeded de lilxrately to establish that‘lie had been one of tin* most inconsistent politicians in the Union. fourteen years in the Senate, and on every question that came up,” etc. Hit him again! Suit against tiie Ogdensiiuugh. —The Detroit papers slate that Capt. Want has commenced legal proceededings against the propeller Og denslmrgh, for sinking the Atlantic. Tliis w ill bring out the whole testimony, and show where all the blame rests, or ought to rest. Ax Immense Work. —We see by the Cincin nati papers that their great work is advertised for letting. This is w orthy of notice. The hills on the north side of the city rise about 200 feet above the upper plain of (lie town, obstructing, except in one direction, the free access of rail ways to the upper part of Ihe town. A compan v has Ik'cii formed to tunnel the hill, for the bene fit of all ihe railways approaching from the (ihio side, and doubtless will be immensely useful— This tunnel will t>e6,ooo feet in length and w ill have 2,000 feet of side cuttings. It is intended to lay it with four tracks, and thus provide safe anil free entrance into the city for six or eight different railways, which wifi each contribute to the receipts, anil thus make it a profitable stock. Ihe enterprise is a gri at one. and, if successful, will prove eminently useful. L sefulness is confiimd to no station, and it -is astonishing how much goisl may be done, anil what may lx* affected by limited means, united witn benevolence of heart and activity of mind-