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THE WEEKLY MINNESOTIAN.
OWENS St HOOKE, VOLUME 5. § ailg HJiitiwsirfian. Published every Morning, (Sundays excepted) and delivered to subscribers in St. Paul at FIFTEEN CENTS PER WEEK, Payable to the carrier weekly. Weekly Minnosotian, $2 per annum. TERMS OF ADVERTISING. Lowest bates of cash advertising in daily. [Twelve linet or leu constitutes a square.] square, 1 Insertion, $ .76 1 square, 1 year, 616.00 “ each additional, .25 H column, > mo*., 16.00 “ One week, 1.60 “ 6 « 22.00 “ Two weeks, 2.26 « 1 year, >O.OO “ One month, 5.60 it column, > mo*., 20.00 “ Two months, 4.00 “ 6 “ 28.00 “ Three moutha, 6.00 <« l year, 46.00 “ Six months, 8.00 1 column, 1 year, 76.00 Advertisements inserted In both Dally and Weekly,one salt price additional. Business Cards, not exceeding five lines, Inserted at $5 per annum. Transient adrertlsementsto be paid for In advance. Leaded advertisements,placed immediately before no- Ices of marriages and deaths, will be charged double the above rates when not changed; and 60 cents per 1000 ems for eaeh change. All advertisements, unless the time is specified, will be userted till forbid, and charged accordingly. Job Printing of every description, done In the best style and at the lowest rates. MONDAY MORNING, MAY 12, 1856 Railroad Progresses toward St. Paul. From the “money article” of the New. York Tribune of the Ist inst., we learn that the Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac Railroad Company have recently negotiated §400,000 of their Ist Mortgage 7 per cent. Ronds with capitalists in that city and at Chicago. The work on this road is now rapidly progressing, and the line from Chi cago to Janesville will be opened for travel in June. The Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad, which is now in operation from Janesvill to Madison, will be opened in June to the Wisconsin River at Helena, thence a line of steamers will run down the Wisconsin River to Prairie du Chien, and up the Mis sissippi river to St. Paul. Thus on the Ist of July, 1856, a new route will be opened for travel from Chicago via Janesville and Madison to Minnesota and Northern lowa, much shorter than the route now traveled The extension of the Milwukec and Missis sippi Railroad to the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien during this season, will greatly improve this route by reducing the amount of river travel and shortening the time between Chicago and St. Paul. General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church North Th's body assembled in Indianapolis on Thursday, May Ist. About two hundred delegates are in attendance, representing all the Northern Conferences from Maine to California, and several Southern Con ferences. Bishops Waugh, Morris, Janes, Scott, Simpson, Ames and Baker are present, and preside on alternate days. The body is one of the most venerable and intellectual in ap pearance that has ever assembled in the country. It is composed of the ablest men of the different Conferences. The opening of the session was most im pressive. The venerable Bishop Waugh called the Conference to order, and after reading the 147th, 148th and 149th Psalms, gave out the hj-mn commencing. “ Except the Lord conduct the plan, The best concerted schemes are vain.” This was sung to a solemn air by the en tire Conference, producing a melody seldom heard. After this all bowed upon the bended knee, when the venerable Bishop offered up one of the most • impressively touching prayers ever listened to. His supplications for the peaco and prosperity of our country touched the hearts of all. The first and second days were occupied mostly in organizing and adopting rules. On Saturday morning, however, an interesting scene occurred in the Conference. Rev. Dr. Hanna, the delegate from the British Wes lej an Conference, and Rev. Mr. Jobson, his assistant, were introduced. They were re ceived by the entire Conference rising, after which they were addressed and cordially welcomed by Bishop Waugh. Rev. Mr. Ilanna presented an address from his Conference, which was read. After assurances of Christian love and esteem, it alluded to the recent excitement looking to war between the two countries. They were happy to assure their brethren on this side of the Atlantic that the excitement had sub sided, they trusted not to exist again. Rev. Dr. Hanna replied to the reception of Bishop Waugh, in an address abounding in Christian sentiments and affection. Rev. Mr. Jobson also replied. The British delegates were invited by re s ulutiou to freely participate in the delibera tions of the Conference. Ma»*aclmtetu. The speech of the lion. James Buffiington of Massachusetts, in defence of that State, is pronounced by the New York Evening Post “a most eloquent refutation of the slurs cast upon the Old Commonwealth.” Tho writer says: Some passeuges in Mr. Buffington’s re marks were peculiarly effective, among which may be mentioned his reference to the naval career of the famous “Old Ironsides, built of Massachusetts oak, launched in Massachu setts waters, and manned by Massachusetts mariners, pouring forth her victorious broad sides.” The fact also that he, as well as Speaker Banks, had been a factory operative, added point to his answer to the sneer of a South Carolina member of the “half-starved operatives” of the North. “I should like to know,” taid he, “where the gentleman will find th.se half-starved operatives? There are none such in my State, and the late elec tion of Speaker in this House has shown that Massachusetts operatives are not to be despised. From the Gelena Advertiser. Burning of the Steumer Effle Afton— Destrue Goa of the Rock Island Bridge—Fall Parti culars. We are indebted to the memoranda of Captain G. WGirdon, clerk of the Hamburg, for the particulars of the burning of the Eftie Alton and the Rock Island Railroad bridge. ATTEMPTS TO GET THROUGH. On Monday morning there were lying be low the bridge, bound up, the steamers Hamburg, Tishemingo, Kate Paulding, Ef fie Alton, Clara Dean, Ben Bolt, Mattie Wayne, J. B. Carson and Metropolitan; and above the bridge, bound down, the St. Louis and Rochester. At 6 a. m. the Hamburg essayed to go through the chute. The wind was blowing hard from the N. E. at the time. She struggled hard to get through, but was driven against the west pier. Her forward starboard guard and outbreakers were stove in, and she nearly lost her lar board wheel. She dropped down to Daven port for repairs. At noon the Kate Paulding made up for the Hell Gate of the Mississippi. She steamed hard, but to no purpose, and was compelled to abandon the attempt. The Vienna also attempted the passage ; but, like the others, was unsuccessful, and with a loud howl from her whistle, dropped down and landed. THE STRIKING OF THE EFFIE AFTON. All the steamers got up steam on Tuesday morning, to try the pass again. The splendid steamer Effle Afton, one of the neatest built and best provided boats afloat, from Cincin nati, was the first to make the effort. The wind was not blowing so strong as on Sun day and Monday, and it was expected she could get through safely. Steaming hard she had just safely passed the short pier, on her starboard side, and was endeavoring to turn a little to avoid striking the long pier, pier, on her larboard, upon which the draw revolves, when the strong current caught her and hastened her to destruction, for her en gines were unavailing. Swiftly she flanked, and struck heavily against the east pier, on her starboard side, about the middle. All her upper berths, lower guards, wheels, &c., were smashed in, and the Effle Afton was instantly a complete wreck. The stern caught, by some means, holding the boat fast against the pier ; otherwise nine-tenths of those on board must have met with in stant death. The officers and crews of the Hamburg, Grace Darling and Carson immediately went to the assistance of the unfortunate boat, and through their exertions, and the calm and strenuous efforts of the officers of the Effle Afton, nearly every one on board was saved. EFFIE AFTON ON FIRE. But a few minutes elapsed after 6he struck, when the cry of fire ! rang through the boat, adding to the horrors of the ter rible scene. The fire spread with great ra pidity, enveloping the sinking steamer in flames, and in twenty minutes the Effle Af ton was no more. The J. B. Carson, Vi enna and other boats, which had anchored near the wreck, caught fire, and cutting their cables, were compelled to leave the scene of danger. ESCAPE OF THE FASSENGERS. There was abundance of time and oppor tunity for every one aboard to have escaped. Steamers were anchored by the side of the wreck, with planks reaching to her guards , and there was a ready means of escape by moans of the bridge, of which many availed themselves. But the screams of the women and children, the hurrying to and fro of the men in a bewildered state of mind, the bellowing and howling of the cattle on board, added to the roaring of the waters and the real dangers of the scene, caused a state of the greatest confusion. In this confusion it is feared that some lives were lost, though it is not definitely to have been so. A com mon report says, that five men were drown ed. It is certain that some men fell over board or were knocked into the water by the falling timbers ; and the most experienced boatmen say, that it would be utterly impos sible to save them if such were the case. RAILROAD BRIDGE ON FIRE. The flames from the burning steamer, shooting upward, communicated fire to the Rock Island Railroad bridge, and soon it was one sheet of flame from pier to pier, being the span east of the draw. The tim bers burned fiercely, and the bridge mingled its fires with those of its victim. When the flames of the Effio Alton raged the fiercest the bridge fell, and the scene was most ter rible. The burning cattle on the lower deck of the steamer, uttering dismal cries of pain—horses and mules floating in the river, shrieking with fear—the dogs chained to the hurricane deck howling hideously—all of the bells ringing and tLe whistles screaming —the loud hurrahs of the steamboat men and the involuntary cries of wonder from the spectators—the women of Davenport ringing dinner bells and waving their hand kerchiefs and bonnets—mingling with the loud crash of falling timbers ; and overshad owing all, the dense volumes of smoke roll ing up and over in black masses, illuminated by thickly flying fire-brands and sparks—all this made the scene of the most exciting in terest. LOSS OF THE EFFIE AFTON. The Effiie Aflton is said to have been one of tlic best boats, and most complete in all her arrangements ever built on the Ohio river. It was heavily laden with glass, iron, groceries from St. Louis, and live stock, in all between 250 and 300 tons. The aggre gate loss is stated to be between SIOO,OOO and $125,000. The steamer was valued at $50,000. Undoubtedly, a large quantity of freight on board this ill-fated steamer was destined for this port, though we have no particulars. A NEW PASSAGE. The burning of the eastern span of the bridge very much lessens the danger of crossing this “ Ilell Gate.” A passage of 300 feet is now afforded, and although great care and circumspection is still necessary, tho passage is comparatively safe. No one rejoices at the destruction of the property, but all steamboatmen and others interested in the free navigation of the Mississippi, g AN Salvador— A letter in the N. Y. h “ ‘TtXhoS from Nicaragua, saye that San Sal that the directors of the company now vador has received, m a fnendly way, a com allow their better judgment to prevail, and is:s?ioner from Nicaragua, and that she has remofe the remaining obstructions, The u ’ co-operate with Guatemala in the fact that, dtyfipg the short time since navig** • ~, 8 u d Costa Rica tion commenced this spring, the losses sus- le **n© with Honam— , . j )een tained by shipping in consequence the against Nicaragua; the army obstruction cannot fall much short of one disbanded. SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1856. hundred thousand dollars, must be taken as positive proof that the structure is where it it should not be, and where it cannot, in justice, any longer remain than the time re quired by the owners to remove it. It hn« been built in the wrong place. The Battle of Rivas. —The newspapers atfe filled with the most sickening details of this bloody fight between Costa Ricans and Walker’s army. Walker’s own aoeount shows by the fairest interpretation we can put upon it, that the result was a drawn bat tle. Among the number of American citi zens who engaged in this ill-advised expedi tion, was a brother of our respected feliow citizen, D. Rohrcr, Esq:, and it is painful for us ta record the fact that he, with perhaps an hundred other brave young men of our native land, were slain in the last assault of Walker’s upon Rivas. The fate of these | brave fellows wc hope will be a damper upon the mistaken patriotism which leads our young men into enlisting in the cause of such land pirates as Walker. He cannot possibly succeed in his plans of wresting the soil of Central America from its rightful owners, if there be brave defenders of that soil yet left living, or if there be justice in heaven or upon earth. Presidential. —Private advices from Washington state that Hunter’s chances for the Democratic nomination are considered very good. It is anticipated that the Cin cinnati Convention, not being able to agree upon a Northern man, will fall back upon either Hunter, or Ruslcof Texas, who is very popular with the Democracy in Congress. Captain Sebastian Indicted.— The Pad ucah Democrat, of the 10th instant, says, that the Grand Jury of Ballard county, Ky., at its late inquest, indicted the captain of the Ohio Belle for the murder of Jones, on the Ohio river, between Columbus and Cairo. Wisconsin and Minnesota Railroad.— The Milwaukie Sentinel of May 2d, is in formed that at a meeting of the directors of the Wisconsin and Minnesota Railroad, held in that city on Wednesday, it was deter mined to commence the survej* at once, from Beaver Dam to Montello, and to put that part of the road under contract imme diately. Removed to Winona D. S. Norton Esq., a young gentleman of legal ability and prompt business habit, has taken down his ‘ shingle” in St. Paul and removed to Wi nona. We can safely recommend him to the Winonians, and our friends in southern Minnesota generally. Marlley & Kern, Empire Block, St. An thony street, are getting into their store the Kin<3 of a stock of hardware and farraivig utensils. They are also selling with great rapidity, and those wishing articles in their line had better call soon—that is il they wish to choose from a full assortment. For Kansas.— One hundred free state emigrants left St. Louis on board the steam er Win. Campbell for Kansas City and Lea venworth, on Wednesday last—principally from Vermont, New York, and Wisconsin. John S. Langley, a noted gambler, was murdered, as is supposed, by two of his associates at St. Louis, ou Tuesday night of last week. &3T A Mormon paper, with the title af the Western Standard, has lately appeared in San Francisco. It advocates all the Mor mon doctrines—plurality of wives among the rest. Jenny Lind has written a private letter to a lady of Philadelphia in which she deeply sympathizes with Mr. Barnuni in his financial troubles, ascribes to him the most noble qualities, and expresses her intention of placing a sum of money at his disposal. K3T The Paris correspondent of a New York paper says the Empress, after being shut up for forty days, according to the Spanish custom, is about to retire to St. Cloud. The little Prince is extremely si lent, and looks as though he were meditating some coup d’etat. He is, however, extremely violent, when they refuse to give him what he screams for. The Emperor takes great interest in the child. Miss Maria Brower has been ap pointed postmistress at West Rupert, N. Y., vice E. B. Safford, removed. Miss B. is a school teacher, and is fully capable of per forming the duties of the post. J. Hosford Smith, Esq., late United States Consul at Beyrout, Syria, has received an appointent from the Sultan of Turkey, as Consul of the Ottoman Porte for New York. A lot of 4,000 of the new carbine rifle pistols, for cavalry service, are now being made at the Springfield Armory, to be used with Maynard’s primer. They are a perfect arm of the kind, and will carry a ball five hundred yards. Office—Third Street, below Cedar. TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 12, 1850 Law! Grant to lowa. Mr. Thorington, Representative in Con gress for the Northern District of lowa, tel egraphs to the Dubuque Tribune, under date of the Bth instant, as foll»u\s : “ A Bill granting laad for roads from Du buque to Sioux City*; Lyons to Missouri River; Davenport to Council Bluffs ; Bur lington to Platte River, passed the House of Representatives to. day, by 20 majority. “ J. THORINGTON.” If this prove true—and we have no doubt it will—lowa is “out of the woods” iu railroad matters—qptafe, The bill can scarcely fail to pass the Senate. Why not send Minnesota and Wisconsin along in the same boat ? We hope, at least, that Mr. Rice is “ on his taps.” Kansas Affairs. The telegraph on the border of Missouri is in the hands of the pro-slavery border ruf fians, and there is no believing a word that comes over the wires, scarcely. One day they had “Sheriff” Jones dead, and on the next day or two the news comes from an au thentic source that he is out of danger. This latter is the latest intelligence received. The shooting of Jones has been repudiated by the Free State people of Lawrence in public meet ing; Governor Robinson, assisted by Reeder, were doing all they could to assist in the arrest of the party guilty of the act. The conduct of the ruffians when Baker was murdered, was quite on the opposite extreme. Messrs. Sherman and Howard are conduct ing the investigation according to law and instructions, which makes Shannon, String fellow & Co. very angry. Washington Items.—The Nicaragua Question. The special correspondent of the New York Tribune telegraphs under date of the Gth, that there was no further action on that day upon the recognition of Walker’s gov ernment or the reception of Minister Vijil. The question stood upon its adjourned basis at the meeting the previous Thursday, when the majority voted affirmatively, and subsequently to which the President author ized Mr. Heiss to bring the new Minister to Washington. Indeed, it is understood that matters had progressed so far that Padre Yi jil’s presentation speech was prepared, and the points either had been or would be sub mitted to the President for the arrangement of a reply. It may now be assumed for certain that if Mr. Pierce adheres to the recent inclination, Walker will bo recognized, despite any dis agreement in the cabinet upon the policy of the act. There were some manifestations of a change of inclination at the White House, from misgivings in other quarters. It was a desire of government to have sent out an agent by steamer to investigate the Panama affray, but a suitable person had not been found. One will go at the next opportunity. Despatches will leavo directed to Mr. Bowlin, United States Minister at Bogota, instructing him to proceed forthwith to the spot and institute an official inquiry. General Molina, Minister from Costa Rica, has replied to the communication con cerning the massacre at Virgin Bay, saying that he will make it the subject of a special despatch. The truth is he has no other in telligence on the subject than that which came through Walker’s camp, having receiv ed no direct correspondence from his own government. Mr. Crampton has said to a foreign Minis ter that the reply of the British govern ment to Secretary Marcy’s demand will not be as satisfactory as the United States ex pect. If this opinion be well founded it is not improbable that he may have his pass ports at an early day, as the answer was daily expected. fly The Consul-General of Portugal at New York has called a meeting of his coun trymen to devise measures for the relief of the inhabitants of the Cape de Verde Islands, and a general meeting of the citi zens was held at the Astor House on Tues day evening for the same purpose. JDS" The Hon. Robert B. Gilchrist, late Judge of the United States District Court for South Carolina, died at his residence in Charleston, S. C., on the Ist instant. Arrivals The Northern Belle yester day brought home T. M. Newson, Esq., of the Times, and T. B. Winston, Esq., and fa mily. Mr. Newson’s readers, who had in sinuated his death from his long absence, will now be agreeably disappointed j and those who had maliciously proclaimed him a “ Married Man,” will also soon know that they have done him injustice. Our neigh bor is still a bachelor. JC3T On the 28th ult. a couple of Ger- j mans were married in Cincinnati by Esquire Rcwekamp. The husbaud came to this country some time before he sent for his wife. She came by New Orleans, while he had gone to meet her in New York. They never met until a few weeks ago. In the meantime both had obtained divorces, both had married again, and both had lost their partners. By The Archbishop of Paris, in a re cent pastoral letter, says that Mahometan ism in Turkey is fast assuming a new char acter, and is, “at bottom, only a sect of Christianity.” KauarkaMtU American State Convention. Boston, May G. The American State Council met here this afternoon and one hundred and forty-; nine Councils were represented by 278 dele gates. On the second ballot Hon. M. Cobb of the Governor’s Council, Fillinonte, was elected President, having 153 to 11G for Lieutenaut-Govemor Beuehley, anti-Fill morite. The officers of the Council were also elected by the party opposed to repudiating Fillmore, Mr. White of Medway, offered resolutions repudiating the nomination of Fillmore, and claimed a ratio of the representation of the ballotings of the American Convention. Amid great excitemenl the resolutions were laid on the table by a decided majority. Mr. Elly of Newt< n, offered a resolution in favor of the American party, tending to save the state in the coining election, allow ing each member of the party to vote as he thinks best in Presidential matters. A long debate ensued, during which the anti-Fillmorites declared their failure to re pudiate the present national nominations would destroy the American party tn masse. The announcement that New Hampshire had repudiated Fillmore, was read with cheers, groans and hisses. The Elly resolutions were laid on the table, to be taken up at the hour of niue o’clock. The Fillmore delegates left the house and are now using the Adams house. They will probably issue a call for a convention to elect the delegates to the New York convention of July 12th. Walker Sympathizers. New Yore, May 8. The Walker sympathizers had a prelimi nary meeting last evening, at which one of our city aldermen presented and resolved to call a mass meeting of the friends of Nicar agua, to meet next Tuesday in the National Hotel. Democratic Triumph In Philadelphia. Philadelphia, May 6. The returns received show an increased democratic majority, and confirm the im pression that Vaux, the democratic candi date for Mayor, will be elected. His ma jority will be large, but it cannot be known with accuracy how gr. at till near daylight. The Common Council will also be demo cratic. The first ward gives 93 majority for Vaux. New York, May 7. The anniversary of the New York Coloni zation Society was held last evening in the Reform Dutch Church, corner of Fourth street and Lafayette place. The audience was select though not very numerous. An son G. Phelps, president. New Haven, May 6. The caucus of the opposition members of the Uouse of Representatiues this evening made the following nominations :—For Speaker—Hon. Green Kenedeck ; and E. B. Trutnbell and Isaac H. Brownley for State Printer. Carrington and Hitckkiss, and Senate caucuses nominated Hon. Lorrain W Cutter President pro tern., and 0. 11. Platt, Clerk. Arrival of the Arabia* The royal mail steamer Arabia arrived at thip port, en route for Boston, thi3 forenoon. Her dates from Liverpool are to Saturday, the 2Gth ult., three days later than received by the North America, at Quebec. The news is of no special importance. Rumors were eurrent and obtained some credit that the British government was in clined to give way on the position it had as sumed in the controversy with the United States government, but the belief was that Mr. Crampton would not be recalled. The London papers had obtained what purported to be a copy of’the treaty of peace. The contents of the document ac corded mainly with what has been antici pated. New Haven, May 8. The Legislature, in joint meeting, have elected A. Gove my a majority of nineteen over Ingraham, for Governor, and all the candidates on the anti-administration ticket are all elected by about the same majority. St. Louis, May 9. A correspondent of the Republican, writ ing from Palermo, Kansas, 5 th, states that Jones is slightly better although faint hopes are entertained of his recovery. Letter from Commodore Stockton. Princeton, May 2,1856. To the Editor of the Newark Mercury : Sir —ln your paper of the 30th ultimo, I perceive the following editorial remark : “ We understand that a determined and well understood movement in this state is in progress looking to the bringing out of Cora. Stockton as an independent candidate for the Presidency.” I was informed on my return to New Jer sey after a short absence, that such a mea sure was in contemplation, it has, however, been abandoned, that it might not “ compli cate matters in the state still further.” You are correctly informed when you say, “ Com. Stockton unequivocally condemns the repeal of the Missouri Compromise,” and I do hope that the people of New Jer sey will have an opportunity (not embar rassed by other issues) to manifest their disapprobation of the indefensible violation of that compact of peace. Your obedient servant, R. F. STOCKTON. Later from Panama. Charleston, May 9. An arrival at this port from Aspinwall brings New Orleans dates to the 24th. Everything was quiet at Panaqia. The sloop-of-war, St. Maiya, had arrived. Her commander had inquired into the cause of the late outrages. A warm correspond- j ence has taken place between him and the Governor of Panama. It is believed the I riot originated in a desire for plunder. Detroit, May 9. The Detroit Light Guards were called out yesterday by order of the Sheriff to keep the peace. James Shpflock was to have been tried for a violation of the Liquor Law, but the case was continued until to-day. No further trouble is anticipated. Several ar ‘rwts jrepewd* » t *- _ * NICARAGUA. Gem. Walker Hard Up—lnside Details and Out side Show. Later datis front Ccntial America give a “blue picture” of Walker and his men, and a bright enough one of the success of the Costa Ricans. The latter are in possession of San Juan del Sur, Rivas and Virgin Bay on the Lake. Walker is at Granada with his main force—he himself said to be sick—his men dispirited, Ac. character of walker and his army. rfcek. *rt itjtlbi’.iTe.] San Juan del Norte, April 19, ’56. In consequence of the general upheaving of the American population of Nicaragua, (of the civic order,) your correspondent was one of a large party who made this place their city of refuge. Gen. Walker bears no resemblance what ever to any portrait of him that has hitherto appeared. He is five feet nine inches high, about 115 pounds weight, of slight frame, hair almost red, no whiskers, high cheek bones, a dull eye, and a small forehead. He generally* dresses iu a blue uniform frock coat, but just now his clothing consists of a blue tianuel shirt, black pants, boots, Kossuth hat, with a red ribbon, sword and belt. Should a stranger see him in a crowd, even of his own privates, without his sword, he would pass him a 3 the most common of his fellows in appearance. My first impres sion on seeing him was that he was a gro cery keeper from one of the pooer localities of the Sixth Ward. He is reputed to be a man of varied talent—a lawyer—a doctor, and a preacher—but Walker was liis name in all these professions. He is said also to be a good journalist and a master of the French, Spanish, and English languages. I am disposed to think that lie has only a speaking knowledge—and that not very good —rrof any of them. He, however, possesses common sense enough to say very little, and that little with caution. His brother Norval is the very opposite in the latter respect When he is not drinking he is talking and when he is not talking he is drinking. He held the office of captain till reduced to the ranks a fewdays ago for perpetual drunkenness. He is a rowdy of the most approved order, and is said to have shared the fortunes of his broth er to a very large exteut. lam informed that the jailor’s books of Nashville, Louis ville and Now Orleans about the year 1833 have such names as William and Norval Walker recorded on their face. Notwith standing their peculiar position in this land, they are both said to be strong Know Noth ings, and Norval damns everything foreign or of foreign extraction, particularly the Dutch.- Norval is a fair specimen of all the officers of what is called high grade, from a Captain upwards, every position, civil and military, is filled by StTcw-Orleans thief, a Sing Sing apprentice, or a broken dbwn Cal ifornia gambler; and to learn the individual history of any one, or all of the officers of the staff, you have to ask one of themselves to drink. Sing Sing furnishes a postmaster, and the calaboose records of New Orleans will give you the name of the port. Under such circumstances, the native pop ulation who are robbed by such robbers, if they ever did like Walker, now, at least de test him and all Americans. The Brutalities of this ruffianly horde, in beating and kick ing native men, whom they press into the service without pay, their seizing and con fiscating every thing they find a man in pos session of, be he Chimeroster or Democrat, rich or poor, their frauds and impositions have all tended to shorten their time in Cen tral America. Halifax, May 8. Besides, the imposition practiced on the men brought from the States, who are told that they will get $25 per month, and be found in food, clothing and arms. The fact is, no man ever yet drew one dollar of his pay, or can get it to draw. The clothing given to one-half the army is a blue marine shirt, and this limited supply came by the last steamer. The feeding consists of all the}* can steal, and the arms of Hint guns, in bad order. When Schlcsinger was sent off with 280 men to conquer Costa Rica, he was sent without one pound of provisions to support them, or one cent to buy provisions. The recruits landed in Granada on Sunday morn ing, and without any drill or inspection, they were marched oft’ the following Tuesday for Costa Rica, and for seventeen days they never saw bread. The country through which they passed was deserted, and they had to live on nuts, fruits, and whatever live stock they could pick up. Then, when they came to an engagement, they found their guns without flints, their powder wet, theii balls too small for the barrel; and en deavoring to discharge their pieces by the aid of lighted cigars, they fled in confusion. After that defeat, how many of these poor fellows who were fortunate enough to re turn, even naked as they were, would like a few days to rest and recruit their lost strength! But no; the night they reached Virgin Bay, with lacerated bodies and bruised feet, in nakedness and hunger, after seven teen days marching through an almost im passible country, I have seen these men cal led up for duty. Of 900 men now said to be under Walker’s command, who came from the States, 850 would desert if they could get out of the country. This general bad treatment is said to drive the soldiery into acts of licentious ness against the virtue of the native female population, for which their is no justification. The morality of the entire army may be judged of from the fact that a New York speculator obtained his commission as Cap tain for supplying Gen. Walker with a new housekeeper—tho said captain F. having two under his protection. JThe Secretary of the U. S. Trea sury has issued notice to the effect that olders of “ Texan Debt ” may file their claims on or before June 15, next ensuing, being an extension of forty-days from the time first named, which was the 30th of May. j yy it is stated that Mrs. Robinson, the veiled murderess, has been transferred from Sing Sing to the Utioa Lunatic Asylum. |y Dr, John 0. Warren, an eminent physician of Boston, died on the morning of the 4th inst., after a brief illness. He editohs and publishers. ACTUAL FACTS. general view. : \ NUMBER 35. lea at Bnf/alo. The Republic of the 6th says :—“ Navi gation was really opened on Saturday,when all the vessels, sail and steam, which went out got through safely and without extraor- dinary delay. Yesterday the belt was very narrow, and the prospect is that within a day or two the blockade will be permanently at an end.” A shipwright in an English town recently took a rope’s end and thrashed his wife. The next day the wife took a pie to the docks for her husband’s dinner, but on removing the lid, instead, of finding a beef steak or mutton chop, he found a portion of the rope with which he had ill-used her. G. P. R. James, Esq., the British Consul at Norfolk, Va., has received direc tions from Lord Clarendon to distribute SI,OOO among the benevolent institutions having in charge the widows and orphans of those who died during the epidemic last au tumn. River Items. The incident at the Levee yesterday was the arrival of tho superb packet steamer Northern Belle, which came in about 10 o’- clock in the morning, with flags flying and music playing a lively air. The Belle dis played herself to great advantage to the ad miring persons assembled along the whele city front to greet her, and after landing was visited by our whole population almost. The verdict was unanimous that her equal, in all respects, has never been seen in tho shape of a steamboat at the St. Paul Levee. Wehav* already published a full description of her from the Cincinnati papers; and it only re mains to add thatduring her trip round from that distant port she has answered fully the expectations of Capt. Orrin Smith ans. her popular commander, Capt. Pres. Lod wick—steamboat men, as we all know, “ev ery inch of them.” The Northern Belle, it will be remembered by the description al ready published, is some fifteen feet longer than the War Eagle and Galena, and has a cabin 200 feet in the clear, capable of dis posing in fine, comfortable berths 140 per sons. Her officers are Preston Lodwick, Cap tain; J. D. Dußois, Ist Clerk; K. C. Cooley, 2d Clerk; John Morrison, Mate; James Ken nison and George Rattlebaugh, Engineers. B. V. Holcombe and Gid. Cormack, Pilots; K. Sunderline, Steward. The Belle is the packet down this morning at 10 o’clock. Passengers who come up on her speak in the highest terms of her speed, safety and general accommodations. She is voted a universal favorite in these waters at once. The Hamburg The good old Hamburg has been thoroughly repaired at Rock Island, and now comes into the Galena and St. Paul trade as an independent packet. She ar rived yesterday morning for the first time this season. Her officers are : Chas. 11. La mar, Captain ; Capt. Geo. W. Girdon, Ist Clerk ; Joseph Scales and Wm. Hayden, 2d Clerks. Captain Girdon, lßt Clerk of the Hamburg, was in this trade when St. Paul was a little baby, and her present old chil dren have not yet forgotten him. The Ga lena Advertiser speaks truly when it says that “ file name of Capt. Girdon, in connec tion with this Bteamer, will, of itself) render her popular. He has been engaged so long in the steamboat business in this section that further notice would be wholly super erogatory. We would therefore simply ex press our pleasure in seeing his pleasant vis age again, and introduce him to any new* comers, who are unacquainted with the Cap tain, as one of the noblest specimens of hu manity afloat or ashore.” The Lady Franklin and Ben Coursin ar rived yesterday morning—the latter from St. Louis. The 11. Y. Yeatman arrived from the Min nesota River yesterday. -She reports that • river falling. The Yeatman got into the woods and had one of her smoke-pipes knocked down. The Luclla, Capt. Sara Boyce, has conclud ed to go into the Minnesota river trade for the present. No boat is better adapted to that business, and no commander will take better care of those who entrust themselves to his charge than Capt. Boyce. The Luella starts up this morning. The Rcville arrived from the Minnesota yesterday afternoon. The Free Press has finally “give out” —weekly and all. KST The editor of the Newport (Ky.) Daily News boasts that he is now in the seventh year of his editorial life, publishing the only daily anti-slavery paper in the United States, and the only weekly anti slavery paper in a slaveholding state. The Gordon Murderers— The case of Worrell and Brough, the murderers of Mr. Gordon, is soon to come on in Warren county, Mo. The St. Louis Intelligencer says it is understood that Worrell intends making a confession, which will entirely ex culpate Brough from any share in the tran saction. A chimney has just been completed at Preston, England, which is two hundred and fifty-eight feet in height; width at founda tion, thirty-four feet; and four hundred and forty thousand bricks hare been used in building it.