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WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY K, 1855. UliaeU Central Bnilread—Sanl Among the Preph- Ever elnee the magnificent ‘-turn table” bridge of the Illinois Central Railroad was finished across Fevre rher at Galena, the prophets of that city—and there are several there resident—have been predicting that the Central Company would be bankrupt ‘-now in . a few days.” These wisc-acres know a great deal more about the affairs of the Central than ; do Mr. Griswold, the active and energetic' President of the Company ; Morris Ketchum, the financial colossus of the directory ; or Col. Mason, the builder of the road and the Engi neer King of the American Railway system.— These prophetic gentlemen are of a class to be found in all communities where interest pulls in one direction, and any one well concerted and successful plan of improvement in the oth er. All these Galena prophets, when sounded, are found to be “sore-headed,” on account oi the utter failure and subsequent death and bur* ial of the noted “Air Line” project, which fig ures so prominently in the celebrated “investi gations” of a committee of the House of Rep resentatives at Washington, raised some nine month’s since at the instigation of the worthy member of the Ilause from Galena. Had that much-talked of SSOOO draft of Billings’ been paid, perhaps the honorable member, and his friend, Alvah Hunt, of the “Air Line,” would have had no cause of complaint. It is possi ble, under that contingency, that the “Air Line” might have been built, as far as Galena at least, even if it had never entered the “jaws of death ’-—Tete des Morts—on its way around Dubuque to St. Paul. But the draft of Billings went by the board ; the Air Line is a 3 dead as an old rusty mackerel; and whenever the Ga lena Stockholders and dry nurses of the Moon shine Air Line think of this sad historical fact, they are beset with a spirit of evil and fal ;e prophesy against the Central Company, th e predictions of which are trumpeted forth to the world in the earnest and zealous manner we are taught by Holy Writ to expect in these latter days. These gentlemen are apparently honest, well meaning men, and no doubt many of them are. They are at least sufficiently “smart” to catch a “sucker” occasionally in the shape of a live editor from some important point abroad. They “pitched into” us some three or four weeks since the whole squad of them—in about five min utes after we set foot upon their landing, and tried hard to give convincing evidence of the faith that was in them in regard to the speedy failure of the Central Company. We thought them rather a greedy set of monopolists, see ing that they had a faithful organist already in St. Paul—the Times—to be thus striving to subsidize another of the presses of our six year old city which, by the way, contains a larger population than Galena itself. Finally, we were compelled to tell an old and good-natured Galena friend of ours, that he had mistaken the particular St. Paul editor in his purpose in re gard to this matter—that Newson, of the Times, was his man; and if he happened down that way, just let him know all about the critical condition of the Central Company, and he would give the “cussed monopoly” the finish ing stroke. It appears we were not mistaken, as we knew we would not be. Neighbor Newson has jour neyed as far as Galena—perhaps to get his re ward for faithfully advocating Galena interests the past year, to the detriment of St. Paul;— and under date of May 10th, he writes from that busy little city to his paper as follows : “The cars on the Illinois Central Railroad passed over the new bridge for the first time on Tuesday, for the purpose of testing its strength. Ihe bridge appears to answer the purposes for which it was designed.” Of course, the passage of the first train over the bridge on the way to Dunleith, would set the Galena prophets freshly agog. They doubt less essayed to speak aloud at that particular moment; and the spirit also entered into New son, and brought forth the following audible rappings: “By the way, a great deal has been said about the ‘wealth’ of the Illinois Railroad Company. We have heard it surmised that- this Company MO not now, nor have they been paying their expenses for some time past. As soon as this fact is known and it must be made known soon, as the stockholders are getting uneasy, the stock will depreciate. What then becomes of our magnificent bubble of a Railroad ? Stand from under, you who have been duped into the belief that men who commit and sanction fraud, will build you a railroad—we say stand from under, for the whole gigantic swindle will yet tumble to the ground. ‘There is a God in Is rael !’ ” Tremble, oh Wall Street! The mighty Times of St. Paul ha 3 spoken! The great Illinois Central Railroad, which is not yet finished,has not paid expenses “for some time.” Its seven hundred miles of iron track is about to “bust” —the iron will be beaten into horse-shoes and ten-penny nails, and its 2,500,000 acres of as good farming lands as are spread forth in the broad West—now selling rapidly at the aver age rate of twelve dollars per acre, and going of in parcels amounting in the aggregate to 200,000 acres per month—are to be “hove overboard,” we suppose, into the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Dire calamity, that, when the Stockholders— who are the directors and scarcely nobody else-come to learn from the St. Paul Times the condition of the corpora tion. Stand from under, Wall Street. We telegraph you in advance, that the Times of May 15th will reach New York in due course of Mail, and in that Times—horrible to relate— the immacculate Newson knocks the Illinois Central clear beyond all the space of time that is to happen betwixt now and eternity. We shall keep an eye to the stock market with un ceasing anxiety until the arrival of the crisis. Seventeen thousand boxes of oranges arrived in Boston last week. Since last Sep tember, 70,000 boxes oranges, 30,000 boxes le mons, and nearly 30,000 drums of figs have ar rived. There is a stringent law in Vermont against extrajudicial oaths. Under that law, the President of the Know Nothing Council of Walden has been bound over to answer to the charge of having administered such oaths. The population of Quincy, says the Herald, is now above 15,000. In 1850 it was The Sisters of Sacred Heart have pur chased eighty or ninety acres of land 8 miles aorth of St. Louis, where they are about to erect buildings for the purpose of establishing as academy for young ladies. Important—The Sant St. Marie Canal Opened! We learn from the Cleveland Herald of the 7th Inst., that a letter had been received in that city from Charles T. Harvey, Esq., dated at the Saut, April 18, containing the gratify ing intelligence that the ship canal into Lake Superior was so far completed as to permit the passage of vessels through it. The following extract from the letter will interest our road- “Uemarkably fine weather since April came in is enabling me to make up for time lost by the hard month* of March, February and Jan uary. I improve the opportunity of an extra mail sent over the ice to Detoua, to meet a boat expected there, to inform you that we can to-day pass any venae’ you may bring on into Lake Superior. Our excavation work was completed on the Bth inst. We let in the wa ter from Lake Superior ou Tuesday, the 10th inst., and have made a channel through both cotfer dams sufficient to pass a vessel. I had the pleasure of wheeling out the fhj-t barrow of dirt, on the Sth or 9th of June, 1853, aud I had the pleasure of weeding out the last on the last of April, 1855. So you see, Seript turc, in this instance, is fulfilled—" The first shall be last.” I expect to finish up ibe surface work of the canal by the first proximo, and have already commenced discharging men. The dredging —which will then be the only thing in the way of a finished canal—could no doubt be done about the same time, but the State authorities choose to delay it a little for the benefit of 'ho work ; bu!, as before intimated, it need uot in terfere with the passing of vessels.” Another Resurrection. —Tbe Times of Mon day, contained an alarming rumor, without a shadow of foundation, that our friend. Dr. Da vid Day, had died at Chicago a few days since of Cholera. The Doc. stepped into the city from aboad tbe Lady Franklin about twelve o’clock tbe same uight, and contradicted the falsehood in propria persona:—in most excel lent health, and looking better than we ever saw him. He brings with him the largest stock of good.- in his line of business that ever floated above Galena. We are glad to find the Doctor still alive and well, but i egret that that other report about biin is also untrue. River Items. —Tbe arrivals Monday night and yesterday were the Lady Franklin and Hamburg from Galena, the Sparhawk from St. Louis, and tlicßlackhawk from the Minnesota River. The Minnesota is fulling, as is also the Mis sissippi at this point. We must have rain soon, and plenty of it, or else practical navigation will speedily be at an end. Heavy Stock. —Tyson & Co., have just re ceived $40,000 worth of Groceries and I’rovis ions—direct from the Southern and Eastern markets. Roberts street, in front of their store, has been almost impassible for two days. “A Human Man.’’-Col. Allen, the new Land lord of the Merchant’s Hotel, is a gentleman who besides keeping an excellent house, is p s scssed of a heart and soul far above most of his species. Wc have bad occasion duri g the past week to frequently visit at that establish ment the chamber of sickness and death; and wc do but an act of simple justice in saying that never, in a public house have we known so much kindness aud attention paid to the wants of sick strangers. St. Paul must keep Col. A. as a landlord. He is an honor to her and to the cause of humanity. Copious rains fell last week through out Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. Captain J. K. Lewis, one of the celebra ted Mier prisoners, who saved his life by draw ing a white bean, was recently killed in Texas by a man named Tarrington, whose wife Lewis had aided in getting a divorce. There arc now in the United Stutes thirty-two insane hospitals in active operation, and nine others in construction. Twenty-eight are State institutions, and the number of the insane is 20.000. The bill before the Massachusetts Leg irlature to exclude all adopted citizens from office in that State was lost in the House. It required a two-thirds vote, aud it received 153 against 80. The Free Masons oflvalamazoo, Mich., are breaking ground for the erection ofa fine block of brick buildings. Tbe Gazette says it will be one of the finest structures in tbe State. The Massachusetts House of Represen tatives voted on the Ist iust. (I3t> to 110) to abolish the death penalty. The total amount of currency in Wis consin is estimated at Iruin §3,000,000 to $3.- 500,000. The earnings of the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad for April were $33,000 ; same mouth last year, 518.315. At an attraction at the Chesuut-street thea tre, this week, an actor was advertised to ap pear in three pieces .'— Phil. Cuur. The whole number of applications for land warrants up to May fitb was 120,800. ISIS- Iu R chmoud. Va., there is a Baptist church for negroes, which numbers 2,700 com municants. The Presbyterian General Assembly (new school) is to meet iu St. Louison the 17lh inst. Swedenborg iax Funeral.- —The funeral ser vices of Miss Grey, adopted daughter of Mrs. Mowatt Ritchie, of Richmond, Virginia, were arranged after the very appropriate and beau tiful manner of the Swedenborgians. The cof fin was borne into the church by six geutlemen with white crape tied around their arms with white ribbon. It was entirely covered with wbite merino; at the head and foot were wreaths of evergreen and white flowers, and in the center a boquet of the same, and a kind of drapery was looped up round the lids with evergreen and white blossoms. The hearse was drawn by white horses, and draped with white, instead of the usual array of black. Mrs. Mowatt Ritch ie, as chief mourner, was clad entirely in white, and thus paid the last tribute of love to this otherwise friendless orphan girl, whose short life she had rendered comfortable and happy, and whose last moments were fall of beautiful tranquility. Gov. Gardiner, of Massachusetts, re fuses to remove Judge Loving. as advised by the Legislature. TELEGRAPHIC ITEMS. The Cunard steatn.-hip Asia reached her dock at half-past 5 o’clock this A. M., making the run from Halifax in 39J hours. The mails were sent through by the early train. Tue Cholera.—A despatch from the Crimea dated April 17th, report the cholera raging fearfully in the French camp. The London Times of Saturday, attributes the decline in the funds in part to the withhold ing, by tbe Government, of the latest news from the srat of war. The cholera continues its ravages in St. Pe tersburg. The overflowing of the river Neva had occurred, causing much destruction of property. Outlie lit!) of April, Broussa. in Asiatic Turkey, was visited with another earthquake, which destroyed most of the stone buildings, while the wooden ones were burned up. The Jewish quarter of the city was buried under bilge masses of earth and rock. The village of Lickt-ndge. one league from Broussa, was uear ly destroyed. The eat thquakc seemed to be continuous; 150 shocks having occurred with in 24 hours. Loss of life unknown. We learn that Ex-Governor Seabury Ford died at his residence in Burton, Ohio, last ove uing. The Stale Temperance Convention assembled at Trcmont Temple today. About nine hun dred people were present at the opening of the ceremonies. Gov. Gardner was chosen Presi dent, and in accepting tbe office made a brief speech. The lliss Investigating Committee made quite a lengthy report to-day. They find nothing in the conduct of Mr. Iliss. at Roxbury or Wor cester deserving of censure, but are quite se vere cm hisconduct with Mrs. Patterson at Low ell. and recommend his resignation. The report was copied and will be acted up on to morrow. The Know Nothing State Convention organ ized to-day and will continue in session two or three days. The proceedings are strictly pri vate. Syracuse has been agreed upon as the place for holding future meetings. A Know Nothing daily called the American Organ makes its first appearance on to mor row. Dan’l S. Dickinson has been here and left for home last night. llaurisbcruu, May 8. The Legislature adjourned sine (lie this fore noon. The House passed unanimously a resolution thanking Gov. Reeder, of Kanzas, for his faith ful adherence to the old landmarks of Republi can liberty, and defending tbe purity of the ballot-box against a lawless and ruffianly tnob. bidding him cordial welcome to his friends and followers. The powder mills, about live miles from this city, exploded about 6 o’clock this morning, killing fifteen men. This is the fourth time these mills have blown up in the period of five years. The buildings around them were blown to atoms. They were owned by J. Connells & Co. PrrrsßLUoH, May 8. The river is now standing at six feel in the channel. Weather clear and mild. Hazleton. Pa., May 9. Teu inches of snow fell here this morning. Macon, Georgia, .May 7. lion. Walter P. Colquitt died this morning. The Anniversaries—. Senator Wilson on Slavery. At the anniversary of the American and Fo reign Bible Society to-day. it was reported that the embarassmeut of the times had both hin dered the sale of the Scriptures and lessened the amount of contributions to the treasury, which were some §lO 000 short of last year.— Other accounts show that it is larger than any other year except the last. The American and Foreign Christian Union made a somewhat similar report in a financial point of view, their receipts only amounting to $(>3,877, while their expenses are SC6,4(il. Senator Wilson, of Massachusetts, lectured here last evening before a large audience, des pite the inclement weather, at the Metropoli tan Theater. His subject was Anti-Slavery in 1835 and 1855. He contrasted and embraced the whole history of slavery, and delared him self in favor of the immediate and uncondition al abolition of slavery wherever it exists under the Constitution of United States. He pledges himself now and evermore in favor of blotting out at once and forever from the Republic eve ry act that recognizes or gives its sanction to slavery. The Arkansas Gold Mines. We stated some days since that gold had been discovered upon the head waters of the Arkansas River, four or five hundred miles west of the Missouri boundary line, and that great excitement prevailed in Western Missou ri and Arkansas iu consequence. Later dates represent the excitement as not being in the least diminished. A letter was received in St. Louis, recently, from a gentleman in Spring field, Missouri, which says :—“A day or two since, fiftecu or twenty of our citizens started for Neosho, where they are to join a company of near one thousand persons—all bound for the Whitchfctaw Mountains, about four hundred miles from this place—and up the Arkansas River. Seven persons, residents of the county of New ton. have recently returned, some of whom are said to have realized three thousand dollars in fifty days’ digging and washing.— Quite an cxciiemeut prevails here, and another company is to go out as soon as the guides and pilots return.” Strong Gale at the Saut, A terrible gale took place at the Saut St. Marie on April 28, which destroyed three ten ements as our informant states and injured two persons seriously. The steamer Sam Ward lying at the dock, lost her upper works.and and one of Col. Ale Knight's boats lost her smoke stacks, &c.—De troit Democrat. The Liquor Law in Boston.— The Mayor of Boston proclaimed recently that be had no discretionary power in the enforcement of the prohibitory liqnor law ; that the city authori ties are bound to enforce it to the fullest ex tent ; that the only appeal against its rigor ous provisions is to the law-making power, the Legislature ; consequently, all who are en gaged in the traffic are requested to abandon it on or before the 20th inst., the day on which the amended law takes effect. Fort Pierre and Fort Laramie.— The West port News, of the 3d inst.. alludes to the report of the destruction of Fort Pierre by fire, com municated by the liidiaos, and the capture of Fort Laramie by the Sioux Indians. We al lude to these reports merely to say, that we do not believe either of these incidents. With three companies of United States troops at Fort t Laramie, it was out of the power of the Sioux Indians to capture that tort ; and the report of the burning of Fort Pierre has no foundation whatever.— St. Louis Republican. Thakksqiniko. —The Gov. of Missouri, Ster ling Price,has appointed Thursday 31st of May, to be observed as a day of public thanksgiving by the people of that State. ig®. Doctor Elizabeth Blackwell, at her res idence ia the city of New York, gave a soiree to the wedding party of Lacy Stohe and Hen ry Blackwell, on Wad n—day of last week. THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 17, 1856 Boston, May 9. So, it appears by the Democrat of Tuesday, that the troubled spirit which has arrayed its undue bitterness against the Republican move ment in Minnesota, turns out to be some aspi rant or other who would supersede Mr. Rice in Congress. Our Ueighbor winds up a column of personal tirade, consisting in tbe main of “garbled extracts” from street conversation, which of course it is not our place to even al lnde to except by way of introductory; and finally shows his cloven foot in the concluding line of this last demonstration of his, in this wise: “ Owens’ favorite for Delegate must be brought out.” It is not a matter ■ f the least particle of doubt on the part of any of those who sustain the political views of tbe Minnesotian. that its editors—“ Owens” or auy one else who arc or may be connected with the business of conduct ing its editorial columns—will fail to render a cordial and hearty support -to the right man for Delegate, when he is placed properly before the people. Wc have no favorite so far as men are concerned. This avowal we would wish known at his early day, so that there need be no embarrassments with either our political friends or opponents on this head. The man whom the Minnesotian will support for Con gross next October, must be one mortby to take a p’ace ia that body alongside the leaders and eminent men of the party who have succeeded, on the principles of freedom and justice, in sup planting the dynasty of Franklin Fierce. Our choice is not yet made. The people w ill attend to that matter in due time. Wc care not whether his former predilections and associa tions were “ Whig” or “Democrat,” under the old parly acceptation of these t'.rms; but who ever he may be, he must be right on the Great Questions of the Day, before he can go to Con gress with our support. We have never en tered upon a political campaign with more in difference as to the man —so he be a man— to be chosen as tbe leader in the conflict, Ilian at shis moment. Who the Democrat refers to as our favorite, we have not the slightest con ception. Clevelami. May 9 Boston, May 8. /Syracuse, May 9 Tl.o successor of Mr. Rice, whoever he tuny be, will have hands and head busily occupied if he fills the place of that gentleman, so far as local interests to the Territory are concerned- But as Mr. Rice peremptorily declines being a candidate for re-election, we should like to know who the Democrat would wish as his suc cess')!? Hie jealous eye of the editor lias con jured up some imaginary candidate whom he supposes the Minntsotian would desire to see elected to Congress, but he is careful to keep in the back ground any allusion as to who lie would entrust at Washington for the next two years with the destinies of Minnesota. This is unfair. It is au act unworthy even of men who claim a lower position than the orgaushipof Frank Fierce; and that is getting about as far into subterranean dominions as human live stock is usually found. II there was the least probability that Mr. Rice would again be a can didate, there might be some reason for this sud den and premature anxiety on the part of our neighbor; but as Mr. R. most positively refuses to be regarded in that position, we are at a great loss to understand precisely where the Democrat expects to land, taking into consid eration the present ship-wrecked condition of its party in all parts of the country. Rochester, May 8. New York, May f) Tiik Millionaires ok New York.- The New York correspondent of the Charlestown Cour ier makes the following mention of the million aires of that city: ‘William B. Astor is our richest man; he inherited his wealth. Stephen Whitney, five millions; owes his fortune to speculation in cotton and the rise in real es tate. W. 11. Aspinwall four millious; came from a rich family, and gained vast increase of wealth ia the shipping business. James Len ox, three millions, which he inherited. The late Peter Harmony, two millions; came to the city a cabin boy, and grew rich by commerce The Lorillards, two millions; came from France poor, and made their huge fortun; in the tobacco aud snufl business. The late Anson G. Phelps, two millions; learned the trade of tinner, and made a fortune in iron and copper. Alexander T. Stewart, J,wo millions; now in the dry goods palace; began business in a little fancy store. Of those who are put down for a million and a half. George Law began life as a farm laborer, Cornel.us Vanderbilt as a boat man, and John Lafarge as steward to Joseph Bonaparte. Of the millionaires, James Chest erman began life as a journeyman tailor, and Peter Cooper as a glue maker. George Ban croft, Henry James, Professor Anthon, Thomas McElrath aud Dr. Francis are each stated to possess a hundred thousand dollars. Edwin Forrest is rated a quarter of a million; so is Sidney E. Morse, of the New York Observer.— William Niblo, it appears, has four hundred thousand dollars; and Dr. Mott two hundred thousand. Barnuin is put down at eight hun dred and fifty thousand. But perhaps the most remarkable statement of all is, that Mrs. Okell. of Now York, has made a quattcr of a million by keeping school.” The Legislative Excursion.— The Galena Advertiser of Saturday says : "Yesterday we had the pleasure of seeing a number of mem bers of the Legislature, who had improved the offer of a free ride on the Illinois Central Rail road to Cairo and hence to Galena. They in form us that the party consisted of about three hundred persons, aud that the trip was a de lightful one. (July about half of the members of the Legislature were present. The party left Cairo at 8 o'clock. Thursday moruing, and ar riving here at f) o'clock, Friday morning, mak ing the time leisurely in twenty-five hours.— They represent the prospect of good crops in the State as fine, as far as they could judge.— The peach and apple trees in the lower part of the Stale particularly, give promise of a most abundant yield. We notieed, that our part of the State bad not snffered in the comparison, in the minds Qf those who had examined other parts, on the line of the excursion.” The Know Nothings have carried the elections in Providence and Mobile, by large majorities. A Bale ol 20,000 bushels of barley, of the new crop, was made at Albany a few days since,NU Si. oo per bushel. This is a pretty good indication thht the brewers there mean to con tinue their business notwithstanding the new liquor law. Washington Irving bss entirely recov ered from bis lnte accident. Mrs. Webster, the widow of Daniel Webster, who was recently in jured by being thrown from a carriage, has also ’recovered. Tile Cause of the TrettMe. A Nephew of Kossuth Killed. — A distress ing and fatal aocident occurred about half-past eight o'clock, on Monday morning, in Snowden township. It appears that a Hungarian, named Kossuth, in the employment of Tbos. Kiddoo, as a coal digger, went into that pit to assist one of the hands, and while there a large mass of what miners call “horse back,” fell upon him, fracturing bis spine and crushing him in a horrid manner, killing him almost instantly. The deceased, if his statements can be relied on as correct, was a nephew of the illustrious Louis Kossuth, ex-Governor of Hungary,and is said to have resembled in a striking degree, the great Magyar. He took part in the Hungarian revolution for freedom, and bad many hair breadth escapes during that memorable strug gle.—Pittsburgh Despatch. Steamboat Candidates. —John Law and Com modore Vanderbilt having been spoken of as candidates for the Presidency, it is proposed to rate the several candidates by horse power— thus, George Law. say a hundred horse power, CornelivS Vanderbilt, seventy-five horse power, more or less. Larue Aurivai-s of Mormons.— The N. T. Herald of 7th inst., says : From all accounts the missionaries of the Mormons arc prosely ting vigorously in Europe just now. We are informed that more than five-hundred Latter- Day-Saints arrived at Philadelphia,from Liver pool, on Saturday. in the ship Juvcnta;and four hundred and twenty-four other zealots reached the same port a few days previous, all bound direct for Great Salt Lake City. Cholera in St. Louis. —The St. Louis Dem ocrat of Tuesday last, says that during the previous week there were seventy deaths in that city from cholera. This is a large increase upon the deaths from the same disease for the week before, and indicates its existence in St. Louis as an epidemic. In the House to-day. a message was received from Gov. Gardiuer, respectfully declining to remove Judge Loring in accordance with the address of the two branches of the Legislature. The House refused to refer the message to the Committee on Federal Resolutions, but laid it on the table and ordered 5000 copies to be printed. £=£)" Professor Agassiz, Professor of natural history in Harvard College, has had the offer of a position in the University of Edin burgh, Scotland, at a salary of SIO,OOO. He declines the offer, prefering to remain at Har vard, fr#m his desire to mould anil develop scientific learning in this country. _£3EJ~Thc Montpelier, Vt,. people are talking about lighting their village with gas. Some one offers to put in works for them for $30,000. to take himself one third or one half stock ; and give a good guarantee that the stock, after paying all expenses, will pay six per cent, an nually to the stock holders for three or five years, or longer, as the other stock holders shall choose. A gentleman from the State of Maine is owner in fee of about one and a half miles, of water frontage of the entire harbor of New York, viz : Communipaw. opposite the battery and running down the shore to aud including Cavern Point ; having, by the law of New Jersey, the right to build docks and wharves, so far as not to impede navigation, thus giving 900 acres of flats, as well as the upland, from which a most magnificent view of New Yoik and Brooklyn, as well as the whole harbor is to be seen. This entire property has remained in the family of the original proprietors for more than one hundred and fifty yeaas. unim proved. It is stated that Mr. Tuck, in New Hampshire, has witbdran from the contest for Senator, and that the prospect is clear that Hon. John P. Hale, and Mr. Bell, the unsuc cessful Whig candidate for Governor, will he chosen. The Ericsson.”' —This once hot-air, but now. after .lie usual fashion, steamer, made a trial trip down the bay yesterday, and appear ed to traval very lively. She returned to the city in the afternoon, having made a Very sat isfactory trip.—.V. V. Express, May 4th. Kossuth announces, by advertisement that he has formed a permanent engagement with the London Atlas, aud solicits subscrip tions for that (weekly) paper. A wag observes that he looks under the marriage head for the news of the weak. A Remedy i'ou Contagious Diseases. —lt is said that when a Lake Superior Indian gets the small pox, he closes the door of his but, kills his dog, and then shoots himself. In arrest ing a contagion, wc can imagine no plan more simple or effectual. The Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Bible Society, will be held in the basement of the Central Presbyterian Church, in St. Paul, on Saturday the 2Gth of May, at 3 o’clock, P. M. On the following day—the Sabbath, there will be a general meeting in the above men tioned Church, at o’clock, P. M., at which, the Rev. George Bent, agent of the American Bible Society, will make a statement ot opera tions. and several addresses may be expected. It is hoped that this meeting will be fully at tended, and that auxiliary societies throughout the Territory will be represented. MS' A proposition is on foot to consolidate the city of Pittsburgh and her neighbors, Alleghany, Manchester, Duquesne, I.awranci ville. Miucrsville, Birmingham, <scc. The consolidated city would have a population of about 200,000 souls. jZS3rIn the Book and Stationery line. Dahl has about as fine a stock as we usually come across, even in the oldest cities of the West.— It is not at all out of the way to give Dahl a call as you pass along Roberts street. *r-®~ A new objection to the use of wine at communion is raised by the St. Albans, (Vt.,) Tribune, which makes the estimate that com munion wine in the United States costs the churches $690,000 per year, and asks how many missionaries this sum w-ould maintain. Every thing is judged by the money standard, even in religion. pgr A bill as been introduced in Ibe Mas sachusetts Legis'ature, providing that in crim inal trial the prisoner's counsel shall have the closing argument, instead of the p osecuting attorney. Hon. E. B. Washbubxe.— This gentleman left last Wednesday morning, with the inten tion of visiting Europe. He expeets to be ab sent two or three month*.— Galma Adcerti rer. Present—The Mayor, and Aid. Bazil, Cave, Becker, Fuller, Knox, Irvine, Nobles and Schur meir. The Comptroller returned the following bills duly audited, viz: Joseph Powers, work on Watch nousc, Ac., SIO,OO. James F. Jackson, folding doors, Ac-. $23,00. William R. Miller, repairing Council room, Ac.. 528.C6. Same for removing nuisances, $17.00. William Murphy, for work on Third street, in Second Ward, $6,00. All ordered paid. Aid. Fuller made the foliowing report The Committee to whom was referred that portion of the Mayor's message relating to the levee, report that in their opinion the levee is entirely inadequate to the amount of business done thereat, and would recommend the open ing aud grading of Levee and Water St., as foflows:—From Broadway to Minnesota St., six ty feet in width; from Minnesota St. to St. Pe ters St., Twenty-five feet in width; from St. Pe ters St. to Chestnut St., sixty feet in width, and would earnestly recommend that the above work from Broadway to Chestnut street be commenced and completed as soon as possible. R. C. KNOX. A. G. FULLER, Committee. St. Paul, \'ay 15, 1855. Report accepted, and On motion of Aid. Becker, it was Resolved, That the Report of the Committee on Streets be referred to the City Attorney with instructions to ascertain whether there is a street in this city fro ting on the river, known as Water street, extending from Broadway in Kittson s addition to Chestnut street in Rice A Irvine's additiou to St. Paul, and if so, what m y be the width of the same, and generally as to what control the City Government has under the Charter, of the banks of the Mississippi within the city limits. The following communication was read and laid on the tab'c : Boston, Mat 10. St. Paul, May Bth, 1855. To the Hon. the Mayor and Common Council of the City of St. Paul: Gentlemen On the 11th ult. you were pleased to confer upon me the appointment of City Surveyor and Engineer. The duties of this office, l have, up to this time, been wholly una ble to perforin ; and circumstances beyond my control may prevent my giving, for some time to come, that atlcntinn to the duties of the of fice their importance demands. 1 accordingly tender you my resignation, trusting it may”be accepted by your honorable body. BILLS PRESENTED. A. C. Dunn, Clerk of Election 1855. $4 00 Referred to Comptroller. J. C. Burbank A Co.. Seal for City. $26 00 Referred to Committee on Claims and Ac counts. RESOLUTIONS. By Aid. Becker. Resolved, That orders to the amount of six Hi hundred dollars be drawn on the City Treasury and delivered to the Street Commissioners of the 3d Ward, in such sums, and at such times as said Commissioners may direct, the same to be chargeable to the ward fund of said ward. By Aid. Nobles. Resolved, That all accounts or claims against the city, which are hereafter presented to the Common Council, be verified,.by the oath or affirmation of the person in whose favor such claim or account may exist, before the same be acted on by the Common Council. Adopted. On motion of Aid. Knox, it was Resolved, That the City Surveyor be request ed to accompany the Special Committc to ex amine the work of City Survey, as made by S P. Folsom, Esq., late City Surveyor. Aid. Cave introduced Au Ordinance to license Carts, Drays and other vehicles. Said ordnance passed its first reading. On motion the Council adjourned. ALEX. RAMSEY, Mayor. Sherwood Hough, Clerk. Clorinda Cordial, says the Cincinnati Commercial, is the name ol a beverage that has been introduced in that city, since the passage of the prohibitory liquor law. It looks, tastes and smells so much like brandy ns to deceive the best judges. Another article, known as na tive Kentucky Wine, has a marvellous resem blance to whiskey. Barnum writes to the New York Tri bune that his Baby Show business is beautifully going ahead. He thinks there is strong proba bility that the full number of one hundred cra dles will be occupied. It is suggested, howev er, that he will have to hire the babies of the poor of the city of New York, and dress them up for the occasion. 2&T* One of the famous steamboat compan ies in New York, is getting up a grand excur sion to the Black Sea. to start, say the first of Ju’y. and return home by the first of Novem ber. Price of tickets five hundred dollars each. Passengers will have an excellent opportunity to sec how tilings are going on at Sebastopol. Mr. Longworth, of Cincinnati, says the Charter Oak grape, scut to hir.t from Connecti cut, is of no value unless for bullets in time of war. when lead is scarce, yet the roots arc sold from $2 to $5. New Hampshire Politics.— The New Hamp shire Legislature, elected in March, will assem ble at Concord in June. The most important subject to come before that body will be the election of two United States Senators. It seems to lie understood that John P. Hal will be nominated for the full term of sfx years. The choice of a candidate for the short term will probably fall upon Daniel Clarke, of .Man chester, or Mr. Bell, the Whig candidate for Governor in the recent contest. Both are Anti Nebraska. The Nebraska Democrats arc talk ing o - Paul R. George as their candidate. The New York Tribune makes a singular mis take in in its article on the Senatorial question in New Hampshire, when it says that “ the Hunker Democrats are talking of Paul R. George as their candidate.” Paul is looking for the Know Nothing nomination, if any, hav ing joined that party long ago. at Memphis, Tenn., has given $25,000 damages to a man named Severs, who sued the town for injuries he received while he was imprisoned in what is called the ‘‘chain gang.” By consent of the plaintiff, the Judge reduced the verdict to SIO,OOO. The Democrat justifies the Missouri out rage in Kansas on the ground that there have been mobs in Bostoa and Chicago! What ab surdity next ? Coaacil Proceeding*. Tuesday, May 15. Reports, Ac. Aailrtrury «f the Anti-Slmrery Society. New York, Wednesday, May 9. The weather to-day has been anything bat favorable to the anniversaries, bnt notwith standing the pelting of the north-easter, the audience at the Metropolitan Theatre was quite large, and the anti-slavery folks bad a very good time. The occasion was marked by unu sual harmony, and must have proved signally gratifying to the participators. It appears by a report of the Treasurer that the receipts of the Society for the past' year have been $354,666, aud expenditures $296,736. The following resolutions were offered by the President, Win. L. Garrison, and discussed by Rev. Antoinette Brown, Theodore Par’.-er, Wendell Phillips. Mr. Garrison, and others: Resolved, That in all systems existing in tho world. American slavery is the most merciless towards its victims, and most murderous and demoralizing in its features, and calamitous in its operations. Resolved, That its immediate aud uncondi tional abolition is the pecuniary and paramount duty of this nation, before which all other ques tions fade into insignificance, and all other is sues are as dust in the balance. Resolved. That, for the continuance and ex tension of slavery on our soil, the American Church and Clergy, with honorable but rare exceptions, are prominently guilty, in that they have thrown over it the mantle of Christianity decleard it to be in accordance with the Will and Word of God, denounced the anti-slavery movement as infidel in its spirit and objects, and admitted to the Communion table, such as made merchandise of human bodies and immor tal souls. Rceo/ved, That such a churcb. Is. in the* graphic language of the Scriptures, “ a cage of unclean birds, and a synagogue of Satan.” and that such religious teachers arc wolves in sheep s eioiuitig, watchmen that are blinded, shepherds that cannot understand, and that all look to their own, nay every one to bis own gain, from his quarter. Resolved, That in the language of Patrick Henry, “ It is a duty we owe the purity of our religion,” to show that it is at variance with tnai law which warrants slavery. The American Tract Society held its thir teenth anniversary in the Tabernacle. Life in Texas.— Mr. G. W. Kendall, editor of the N. O. Picayune, who has retired to a sheep farm, in Texas, thus writes to his paper: So far, although my place at the Post Oak Spring is within a lew miles of where depreda tions have been committed, the Indians have been kind enough not to molest me; yet all my good fortune 1 altri nte to the fact that at that particular locality I keep neither horses nor catiie, and I do not believe that the red ratcals care much about sheep. I hope they may nev er get up an appetite for mutton. •• But if they have not meddled with my sheep, they have pestered me in another way ; they have kept up a stampede among the men in iny employ, and rendered some ot them con stantly uneasy. One negro man in particular, who was at work cutting and splitting rails, was in such continual fear for several days that he declared he could not half woik. To use h s own words:--* Every lick I gib dc tree wid dc axe I hab to look round to see if some Irijun don't gib me lick in de back ob my head wid a tomahawk.' A man with such a scare upon him is ot little service. Slavery in Kaxzas.—How often must we learn, over and over again, the lesson that Slavery can never lx- satisfied ? When the gov ernment was tirst framed, it. begged and prayed to be suffered to exist—only exist—for a few years. If that were granted, it would never ask or claim another privilege. It was grant ed. And in less than twenty years it stole half the territory that we had bought from Franco and dedicated to Freedom. We remonstrated. But Slavery plead and threatened and reasoned us into the belief that if we would only let it have what it had got, and draw a line between us and it, it would never—ncvci —never cross that line nor beg another favor as long as it should live—which with hypocritical resignation,it remarked w ould not be long. We granted this boon also. And in return it picked our pockets of Texas, which came to us free from Mexico-made it into Slave Territory and then swore till all was blue, that if we did not give it California also, it would shatter the Union to a.oms. We appeased the monster by promising that our Courts should perform the duties which, till then, had devolved upon its blood-hounds. It ratified a solemn agreement with us, that there should be another claim put forward on its part, forever. Four years afterward, it broke down the line for which it had begged and blus tered in 1820. and declared that where it should go was a question not for us but for the “set tlers” to decide. Forced into reluctant compliance, we stood by to await the issue. The issue comes and Slavery shirks it! It now tramples on the ‘•popular sovereignty” in Kanzas for which it was so clamorous, ten months ago. First pray ers, then entreaties, then argument, then bar gaining. then usurpation, then fraud, and now force. What next? When it has taken Kan zas, shall we make another compromise with it —to last until it feels strong enough to break it—to be observed by us with religious devotion, and to be tossed by it to the winds. —Albany Journal. Protection of Emigrants.— The Legislature of New York, at its last session, having made it incumbent upon the Commissioners of Emi gration to provide a dock where all emigrants are to be landed, with a view to their protec tion against the brood of land sharks who re gard them as their legitimate prey, the Com missioners, says the Post, have leased Castle Garden, and intend to shut out all runners and boarding house keepers until, through their of ficers, they shall have an opportunity of cau tioning and advising these unsuspicious stran gers against the impositions which will be at tempted upon them. No sick or diseased are to be landed there; but those only who are healthy and fit to mingle with citizens with out endangering the health of city or ccuntry. All who arrived affected with disease w 11 be removed from the ships at Quarantine, where arrangements have been made for an even more rigid examination of the passengers than has heretofore prevailed. Castle Garden, it will be remembered by those familiar with New York, lies off the Bat tery, and while isolated from the city, is admi rably situated with respect to health, and of easy access to all parts of the city and to the public conveyances leading < ut of it all direc tions. Gov. Renter at Wa*blu£loa. Washington, May 11 i lie Union of ibis morning says Gov. Reeder is not in Washington for the purpose of invok ing the action of the General Government in regard to the administration of his duties in Kauzas. but simply preparatory to his return to the Territory, which he purposes making hia future home. The Union praises the Governor as a firm ami conservative democrat, siding with neither arty in relation to the existing excitement in Ksjnzas. Application for clerkships in the Court of Claims nre very numerous. The clerk will prob ably be appointed this week and the rulea adopted next week. J&r The Washington Union denies the re port that Mr. Wise of Virginia has appealed to the President to remove Gov. Reeder. ',s®, Larpenteur has his new goods on band, and store crowded full of them, at that.— Particulars in the way of advertisments, in % few days.