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WiBHm?T0N, Feb. 16, 1854.
I Me political events looming up in the distance
Which appear to me a* though they will prow to this
administration vary much like political iceberga, and
If the Ametiea ship of Bute, with spoilsman or
belmaman Marcy at the wheal, keepa steering the
treeent course, the first we ihall all know will
be a general smash and eraah, and the ship will be
brought np all staadiag. But I mi not i,,dalt#
profouad prognostications, like other letter writen
My mission is to deal in ftcte, and if I andenrtand
jrour last letter to me, yon wish me to "narrate" to
CUy Wh*' Pierc* does, without
t indulging in comments" These an your own words,
I beiieve, though I cannot refer to your letter, aa I
left it down in my room at Jemmy Maher'a, aad I
am writing this letter in Faharty's room, at the State
Department, I will endeavor to comply with year
wfehes, although I shall lose a great deal of ftia by it.
I hate had three separate lnterriewa with the Pre
aidant during the past week. He is buried up to hia
eyea in trouble, aad although I am very sorry far
Sum, I cant help matters? because he won't take my
advice and cut adrift from hia conatitutional ad risers
by kicking 'em out. We atood by the wall doira
back of hia house on Monday morning far orer an
hour, and talked orer the whole matter; but, aa I
?aid to him, " Frank, what's the uae of talidag whea
yon won't do nothing?"
" All talk aad no cider, you meta to my, 8am?"
u^a Cashing says to you," says I.
George Sanders fa coming homa to afay hell
?iB nomination will be rejected certain
?ire, Toncey tells me."
fenpp0f? Sen** doee reject him, and
be come home, what do you care ?"
do??' H* hM oatainly made an am
ofhimatlf, but I sent him to London to get rid of
na'Dd him, he is small fry; you will
^sIST?" ?DOnfh with big fl5h before ton^
" What ia it?"
"Can you keep a secret?"
"Yea; I am not leaky"
got ^ "chest thing out I haven't
?bown it to a aoul yet. Yon muan't blab hare."
"Of course not Why should I ?"
York?''50a kD0W Char"8 Edwardi Lester, In New
Ht.?m^r<K<he^rd hlm* He wrote the * Glory and
??2?v ?( dida't he ?" *
" Lord VZ^ mjr L?rd Pal,nerBton said."
letter."?' mind' Jon wi]1 ?? about it la the
"What letter?"
w ?*tieno?; .8m?i Mercy is a centum ate old
JJttos" m thlnkB 1 * d~4 f#o1' Uucf
" Is it pocaib'e ?"
lahino "MT ' v ?? thin^a * know no
tl1? JHnks, ^caase be con officially write
?letters to my foreign ministers that he caa use me.
E can smell him out Just look here."
htir ??flllt the P^deai, evidently laboring
KLo/t \ nerrons excitesnent, took from the
Breastpocket of lifefrock coat a letter, and held it
fe-J^myaee, eMirning Tha'.'s tba document
"e into the secrets 1 Poor old Buchanan,
?bow flat he must have felt ! I'll pay old Marcy off'
luke fSa&T SEE 1 P^ounerdK
?uae a copy of it, but supprees my friend's name.
Ksrrr K ?i* crony of mine, now in Europe, and
Enm. nf^l ^fluence with our foreign consuls ; and
t??? ?f them, *re d d scaly, and would aa soen
i3 e * * mi"^er ee not if Marcy waa to suggest it ;
ld "my fnendaii going to Italy about a rear
?knSw J>f ?"^ht ?et * in hia guts before ha
7 wu *5at. Promise me, honor bright"
I do.CenereL" He handed me the letter!*
??..< 8ftm' 1 ranit leave you ; for you sea
PlJW1 1?ilM tilhf showed out from under one
Ej^? rTh?* * the way Sid Webstar S
MatT^ ?n 1 am 1ranUd a* the White Hens!
My UreiT ^ ke9pna
bi'e one. I want yon to take a
fhorse and ride over the long bridge at feur, this after
r , ?? *?**? W?nd, wait unttl
ySn1 I will pay the hone hire."
110 ooo^eqnenoe. I will be
*lT?. b"* that letter. In the
sanOmayonmay Ukea copy of it Au revoir."
^ I^MWeat bad left I leaaed up
?25^ ?J5 "^.l?1? my^erioua letter. I
? ^ . DOt. ^a^f ^y through before I fairly
Kcreamed, and enly held ap when I saw Deoole mm
?ngout of General Walbridae'a house tTdiswer
?rhat the matter wmu Here fa the letter, copied pre
Ifdsely from the original, with only the suppression of
te name of the writer, and a few aUuaioaa, which
tank overlooked, and which I have marked with
otherwise the real petition of the writer oould
tve been guessed at
? Ifcxa r*A3K:-I mppoM you ^U^ba'sarsgriM^ 'lU*.
4 ^ Lo**m, "nZFof ilJl.
yom will ba lata so wbaa yoa have read what will fol
m~ . L*t asMira jou that aothing eaa haapsw from
J abMnsa from mr poat, u my oflslal oUI
?(attoai *111 ba -?llgian.ij (nlfllWbj ? -_1
Oa mr arrival la thia ai tra irdlatrj aity, tba aaaital as
may^afalj imj, of tha mat oapt alliU cf Eotom, aad
ka eoaunaiotal matropolla of tba world I did sot w > to
. T .'Tu ., ? T~ ,OT MM0B? "Wall yoa will uadar
w.l ., *?? t0 h4T* m7 oVurratioM BabUaa*d by
?dbaat aad aoaitaat panonaJ iataraoaraa. I bad mr b*Z
, eor?t?tinf only of a small track tad a saraat
i? 4 South Amtrfoaa Ooffn Hoait, bal
Kib mr bUJ^ to ,ll#r* 1 ,,,OOT*d
""J, bagf?f? to tba Old Hkkxbud Hot?L " a aar
ivtat Oardan. aSont whiah. by the v?y. 1 ooald maia a
Z ^lr '' 1 ^ ttsae. I biwi
aa a waak ba re before naa very Important feote mm
?? my poisauloa, aad, ao^^tTm/ .^^
Ua to yen before I a t the States to kaaa ram
IvtMd aboat matters aad thiaga oa this aide, I do
??kJ".iiSVPr**' ?1U ba vary maah
^.^*1 1 ? abowt to r?U?e re
gj.'yi"' o odlam opaa your aimlalairaUoa,
?^Ithrash lam aware from my keewWd|a of yonr aer
ial d>arae<er, that yoa would aot atoop te, or aoaatva
** nl? L f*1 du,?r??efal trfliag Bal yon ihall
ow all tba ?et?; aad I have to bag in edraaoe that
ajjall have glvea th?m dae oianderatloa, yoa
"*!??? ,h? nhi'ei to
?y aame aa the aaUor ,.t
. . ? whleh yoa mar ralv apoa. Net that ha
rfmort . * + *?? + *
? . ? ? amity ef a dng
Hr mailgnaat aad unprlaetyltd wretch. ? e e
. * __ * , o d politloal sooaadral. ? e a
*? ?U ?aa?e of shame ? e a dam^u
try to t>daJ|? a pett, spite,
Mr. Maiay, u rnt u I wa aacartato, Mat a private
Bfrttar to Mr BmUmi upon tha ?ahj??V HtfmO.
"?trli UtUr ihuilkb ehintttr, u1 toll Mr. Sa
du> to lay t?roi? Lord Paljuratan til tka faete? to
that Hr Uitn, m tha oorroapoaeaat of tha Loodoa
* la Amarlea, bad takaa mrj opportunity to tradaaa
? ? adra'alatrailnn, and to iar that tha Praaidtat of tha
{Catted Sutaa woah) oomldar H a paranaal favor If tha
?Brtttob (OTaramaDt won Id ariaaga with tha Laadoi rtM
bar ttaramoval, aa aorraapoadant to amartaa, of iha fal
Eg* Mir, aad that in ralara far aaob a favor tha Prntl
Uaat ftill do aaythlag ha aonld tar tha BriMah govarn
?at
At th< iatarviaw batwaaa mj Lord PaJmaratea aad Mr.
Mhaaaa. tba latter nuda a dam and of tha Brltiah Mla
lar. laaaaordanaawith Mr. Marey'a laatraatioaa. Whtla
?Uataalag, tha Brltiah MiaUtei'a ajaa dilated to tha ilaa
Kof year ??nUnat graadfathar'* old Raroiatirnary bmttoaa.
| "flood Qcd t my azoallaai Buchanan, what do yoo aak
' An via aariooa, aria thla a plaaaant twhaf" Mid tha
?fcitlah pii.
I an y* rfaetly Mriow, my lird. Tha Praaidaot'a faal
ara aoaataatly Irritated hr thla Uater. Ha mia
a faeta la hia tottora to tha Time*."
' Mr Baahaoaa. I aaa aaarealy wadll tha orldaaaaof
Kay own nairi whan I haa* tha A wart aaa Ambaaaador ta
watad by hia goraramaat to ra*aaat a Brttteh Mlalater
la tar far a with a oorraapoadoat a f a oawapapar? to rat
h rtmorad ! Wby, half of Oraaipcoa'a lattara ara flllad
?with aomplaiBte of haw tha BUMih fnaaarat la tra
?ao>d by tha Vnion. tha organ of tha Amariaaa govarn
|n?at; aad oaoa ha wrote ma that ha had aakad for expia
tion, aad that tha Amariaaa government laf wmed him
at tha CnUm aowapapar waa not tha orwaa or tha fo
rm maot. Tha Timet U aot tha oniaa of thla govera
beat I aaaaot intarfara or attempt to ooatrol lta ap
^-rtatmant cf foreign eorraapoadaata."
?'! am very lorry, my lord; bat I ahouli aataam It aa a
oat mark or favor to tha admlalatratkm at Waah
gtaa If yon weald aaa yaar paraaaal iaflaaaaa to ladaaa
?a r*a? to ramove Laater."
I ? I aannet do It with aay graaa. Baaldaa, 1 hare sere
?all) raad thoaa lattara, aad I am only jut wbaa I aaa
?guiij "ta'.a that I have derived mora raal laformatloa
labrct the tree atata of aiTalra oa you ooattaaat from
?too** 1 froai aay which hava ever appaarad la
' *7 *?ryaj^Mirtttr^ my lord; hat tha attack a
>oa ha adnsloUtratioBf" ' '
? ?M-. I.artar la an American, I am told, aad if aav ooe
b ?o a<ni plain tha Brltiah (ovaramaat might raqaaat tha
9?* to ram^a a aomapndaat who wrote tha "Glory
^dHina of Eaglaad " *
??That ti trna, my lord; perhapa yon wU do It upon
tltt grcutl."
"No. air npoaao ground"
Mr Bnalaiaa waa asoaaalTaly aawiyed at tha raanlt cf
l* lataifter with tha Britlah Mlflater bat Lord PalW
i oa ??? aad traatad tha whola matter with 1
jgauanpt ? a a a a
It wa? arnngad la that raaaaar. aad. aatiag la aaoord- i
Mea with >? inatraattowa, Mr. Daaial E Blaalaa, oar So
ira'arv <?IM at tha oflaa of tha rtw Ha daalrad to i
_j a tba ahlalnlitor Ha waa lalbrmod that ha ooald not
|aa ' I im tha Saemtery of tha Aaaarteaa LagaUoo,"
"Can't b?l> that, If yon ara tha Praaldaat of tha Halted
!???*. Ira eaa't mo tha ahiaf adlter of tha Loadoa
T*??? with cat wrltlag a latter, ?tatlag yoar hnalaaaa, id
aaklag far aa latarrUw; If It la graatad haaubl MM. j
Good moralag ilr."
Baah, daar Piaraa, la tha raitoa with tha riwi It
rtqairaa a mora povarfal, h*oauaa a dltaraat lataaaaa, to
Pt aaaaaa t a tha adltor of tba Loadoa ISmai, wboaa aama
. thaa to i aa tha Qoaaa.
Mr. Btahasta did aot aaam dlaaoaragad whaa ha haard
tha aa avortbla raport of Mr. Slahba, hat aaat fir Qaorga
Saadara. Mr. 8. *aa rmj aoafldaat of hla aaaaaaa. aad
aaWrad tha halldi^r of tha IsmOtm Tim m la hla aaaal
hall; lag atyla. Ha raoalvad tha uaa raply aa \fr. Htoklaa,
hot kaaaaa qalta rate aad obrtraparoaa. Nj raplj waa
mada aioapt to aaad a naaunr for a policamaa to taha
him off. Whaa Mr. Baa dan hoard tha oidar gtTaa ha
wlihdtrw without waiting for tha polloanaa ta arrira.
aaaaaaaaa
Of aoaraa yoa kaow haat what aouraa ta paraaa: hat If
yea wo aid allow ma to mala a aaggtatloa, I woaid, vara
I yoa. larlta Cramptoa to a prlrata d aaar, aad woaid
diaavow aay paraoaal iataraat or ooaaaatloa with aaah
prxaaf iaga oa tha part of Mars; , aa thay ara ladaad
paltry, maaa aad aw atdlagly ill 'radltah'e to tha Amorl
oaa govaramaat. la fast, tha eoaraa paraaad hy Bu
ahaaaa haa eraa'ad tha moat dlaagraaabJy ridlaalona
aomoaata la diplomat atrolaa, and ai aa Amarioaa
I an aotaally aabamod of tach tbloga. a a a
Ycur triad aad alaaara frlaad,
? ? ?
To On F Pino Pr??lde?t Uoli?<l S'atss.
After I bad made myself master of the con
tent* of the London letter to Gen. Pierce, I mad*
a correct copy of It. By the time I had finished
doing m the boor drew nigh when I wm to meet
the General at Jackson Island. At half-past three
tbe horse was at my hetel door, for Jemmy Maher
had kindly spoken to an 'Irish friend of his, the pro
prietor of a livery stable, and the beast was sent. I
mounted, cantered across the Canal bridge, and
thence took my way to the Long bridge. When I
reached the Washington end of It I inquired of a
man standing there whether he bad seen a gentle
man riding a small black horse, and seated on a
Mexican saddle, cross over. He replied " Yea,"?nd
1 hurried on. True to time, I found the General on
the Island, walking his hone on the road. As I
rode up to blm he exclaimed: "Well, Sam, this is
really delightful; I feel like a free man. Egad,
wouldn't it be a good joke if we were to keep on
riding incog., and let those miserable drrils we
should leave behind ns Jog on their own gait, while
we kept on our way, to sime Southern plantation?
" I am agreed, if you are," said I.
" What the hell would peeple say if I was to cat
and ran, eh?" f , T.
" A good many would be very glaa or It. It
would be a novelty . It would give the paperwom?
thing to talk about" . ?
"Do you know, Bam, that I have sometimes half
made up my mind to do it when I have got com
mand. If poor King had have lived I think I should
have done it before this. Then he would have been
President, and would have got along better than I
do, for he understood the ropes. Come, let ua take a
long ride as far as Alexandria ? That will give us
plenty of time to talk over things. Who would be
President If I was to cut my luoky, or tfcroat 7 Ac
cording to tbe constitution Atcheaon of course 7
"No. The constitution stakes no provision for it A
law Is passed which makes the President of the Sen
ate acting President of the United States In ease of
the death of both President and Vice President
"Why is the Vice President of the United States
President of the Berate, Sam?"
"It is a pieee of foolishness that he Is so. His office
as Vice President of the United States has no sort of
connection whatever with the preel lency of the Se
nate. In fast, every legislative Dodv is not complete
unless it elects its own officers; hut 1 11 tell you how it
happened. When them chaps made the constitution,
they talked It over among themselves. One said,
'Now, we have made the offices of President and Vice
President ; now, the Vice President wont have a
tbinsr to do unless the head chap dies out. Another
Yankee fellow says 'Yes, and the Vice President
will be receiving money and doing nothing? that
won't do.' Then some knowing old duck, like Ben
Franklin says? ."Well, we will make aim President of
the Senate; that will give him a little to do. It will
give dignity to that body, and Instead of sucking his
fingers at home the vice President can come to
Washington every year and foss in the Senate.
"Well, Sam, that Is pretty clear. I have no doubt
yon are correct. I always thought the Vice President
occupied a curious position; for there Is no earthly
connection between the duties of a Vice-President
and presiding officer of the th&n there li bo*
tween bam and eggs or park and molasses. Give
me that letter 1 gave you tbis morning "
I handed the President the letter, and he placed it
In his pocket, and asked, "Well, Sam, what do yon
think of it? That is one of Mercy's queer doings.
That aint all? he has got me Into another muss
about the uniform.' '
"How so, Mr. President?*' .
"Call me plain Frank."
"Very well, Frank?what Is the trouble about tbe
^Sulwohmny^ason, as the French papers call
him, has been disobeying Maroy's orders, and ap
peared at the French court In monkey costume?
Sky bine with gold edging. Mr. Sandford, who re
fused to dress other than in plain black, has sent me
his resign ition. What can I do, fa??"
"Remove old potgutty Mason. He Is a soft cake
bhv way. Heaven only Knows how you came to send
him U Franoe any way." ..
"I did not. Never saw him to speak to him twie*
n my life. That appointment was one of Maroy s
d d concoction! One thing I won't do, by G? ? I
won't aocept Sandfoid 's resignation. It will play
hell with some of my private financial arrangements
n Boston."
" Who Is Sandford T" . , .
" Why, be la a forty-second cousin of mine? one of
the Connecticut Pierces. His father, Nehemlah Sand
ford, was a worthy tlnpan manufacturer at Derby, Con
?ecticst. He married a Sheltoa-a sister ofHenry and
Philo Shelton. Hen Shelton went to Trinidad, Cnba,
made some money, and left it to my Paris Secretary,
who Is named after him. and Philo lives in Bwton,
and blm and me an thick. I wen't consent to ruin
him because he obeyed *14 Marcy's order. Another
thing, he is a friend of Burke's."
"Oh, you have a sneaking klndn*ssfsr Burke yet?
" Well, I have; and I don't careSwho objects to it
He made me President, and he has been ?heeMtnlly
lied aboet in son* respects; bat we differed on the
subject ef abolition or free soil. It was against his
advise that I took part with the Van Boreas when I
came back from Mexico." .
" Why den't you get together again ? You ought
to make the first advances. Yon are side by side
now? In fact, you area little ahead of him? and
go Southern doctrines two to his one. Tell me all
about you and Barke, Frank. Of course it's betweea
yon and me."
"Sam. you know them ButterfielAs and Georges
around Concord?" ?
"Yes, and I think they an small pups any way."
"They have caused all the mischief between me aud
Burke, and B is too quick. They say that they
can do iiv thing with me, and B. believed it. It 11
not bo. BUI Butterfield edits the New Hampshire
Patriot, and Is a d ? -4 good aatured, silly f sol that
It does very well to take a tod with; but he 1s of no
account except in bis own estimation, and Burke has
made capital for him by noticing him. They have
abated Burke like blackguards. But I give you my
aolemnword, Sam, I never authorized or counta
nanced It But Rurke won't believe It"
"How long have yoa been acquainted with
Burke?" _ .
"Over twenty yean. We wen In Congress to
8 ether? when I was Senator and he was a member ef
be House. Even then be used to render me very Im
portant services? correct and fix np my speeches,
and pod me in the papers. Damn It, he arranged
my appointment as Brigadier -General with Polk,
and seat me the documents. Why, Sam, when 1
was off in Mexico Burke used to defend me ajralast
slanders that appeared in this same Union, that I
detested the sight of it ever slnoe, and now they
claim it as my organ."
"Yon know I first started your nam* a* President,
in Green Valley?" .
"Well, Burke took it np from that, and he maaag*d
the whole thing. He was Commissioner of Patents,
had control of the Un ton, and whatever he said was
done. He dnw up the whole pngramme. Bam. Ohl
I give the devil his dn* always. Aat's my rell
gion."
"Did Burke ask anything from you?
"Never, upon my soul, nam; li he had I would
have given it to him, for he was a friend when I
aeedtd friends."
"Well, Frank, you an the President, and yea
ssem to Uke good can of every sucker that *om*e
about yoa. Hew Is It that you can leave an old and
tried friend in the lnrch, and let him be a mark for
?lander, when yen can save him ? It Is all wrong;
and tbonflh yon an a President, yoa an not a man
if yoa don't sileno* Burke's enemies, and place him
In his trus position before your mntaal friends and
enemies in our beloved New Hampshln.''
"Ill do It, Sam. I'll be d-d If I don't; that to,
If ?
"Btop, Frank; you will never do It. Tbe moment
that miserable preposition 'IT somes into play a man's
good puroeses are silenced. But here we are, jnst
rearing Alexandria. Dd you knew anybody hen ?"
"Yes? office chape. Btsv. 1 hava an old friend
here cf tbe name of Lewis McKenxle. Let's go and
call on him."
We went down to Mr. MrKenete's foffise, but the
Crter told us that Mr. McKemie was in the Legls
ture, and absent in Richmond so we remounted
our horses and started on oar return to Washington.
We had hardly sot Into th? outskirts of Alexandria
whea the President again returned to the conver
sation about Mr. Burke.
? H* managed that who!* business oqnal to a Tal
leyrand," said the President
" Why did yon not send him Minister W Franoe
ImIsM of Mason ? You made Gee up Dobbin Secre
tary and he did not do one half that Bnrke did."
" Indeed he did not I h?ve a hearty laugh when
I think how completely the thing was arranged. I
never see that B. B. French but what I hold my
?id**."
"Hew so?" .
" Why, jnst before the nominatioa Freneh wrote
me a long prosy letter, askiag me if I would serve.
I told him no, certainly not I wanted him ami all
my Irienda to act with a comprehensive regard to }
the whole eoontry, with ft single purpose to the
main object? the nonstable triumph of ear oause.
1 wrote Preach that I w*a perfectly astounded ftt
receiving his letter, snd being informed ttut my
same bad beea mentioned in eonMMlon wtta the
Presidency. The cream of ;he joke %-eathat Fieacn
ran ftll about Washington ui Its hotel*, aho trine my
letter to the fiats, and amen c the net he showed the
letter to Burke, who wrote toe draft of it ftod seat
?e six months before, when ft lot of us had Arranged
how my nominfttlon was te be managed. Gaol, was
it not ?"
" But ftbout you neglecting to answer the letter te
the men In Virginia who propounded qnestiens te
all the Preoidential candidates? Yet did net get
caught in that trap ?"
'? Caught in thftt trap ! Why, that was a part of
the programme, a letter was never sent to me. It
was so arranged with thf man himself by my friends."
"Upon my soul you ought to hare made Barke
year Prime Minister after you became President
Did jou see him personally before he went to Balti
more?''
"Why, I went te Newport, to his house, and
stayed ft week, only a few days before Burke vent on
to Baltimore, aad then I macs all the dual arrange
ments. Burke was my main dependance? in facW
Burke did everything. He was the big man the^i
and nude me; but ne has behaved very ahabhUy
since."
" Excuse me, Frank, for my freedom, but did the ,
suggestion never insinuate itself into your mind that
you nad behftved very meanly and very shabbily te
Mr. Burke?"
"Ah! Sam, when yon get to be President you will
have to crash out all sach insinuations. But [ like
Burke, notwithstanding all that be has done. But
don't let's talk any more about it now. How do you
Ukiyoor boarding house?"
"Oh, very well. By the way, I have got a good
room now, with a fire in it, and you oan call aadf see
me.
'? Indeed ! I like that. Why, I can ran in any
time, and have ft few words or jrrite a private letter,
eh? I have got no good plaee to write private mat
ters now."
"What doee Maher charge you?"
"Only seven dollars a week."
"Well, that is reaeoaable; I will come and see you
to-morrow night"
We talked on a vftrleiy of matters, and rode on
uatil we reached Washington, when we separated.
Thb Mam Wot Nommatbd Faxnx Franca.
Oiath IVnm Prodaclng Abortion.
[IVcm th? Albany A' 1m F?0 10.]
A girl named Jeeee Wiokes, alias Mary Lee, ftged
23, residing with Mrs. Nancy Yedder, No 82 Broad
street, died on Wednesday naos, Tinder circumstances
thftt led Coroner Smith, upon notification of the po
lite, to held ftn inquest, which is still in progress.
Mn. Vedder testified that the girl, who had beea her
hoarder for some four weeks, deelftred to her that she
was la the fhmily way. Mrs. Bord, living at 35 Fifth
street. Troy, sent word by a woman named O'Hsgau,
that she (Mrs. B.) would produce an abortion for tht
sum of $2t. This was three weeks ago. A fortnight
ago she left my house for Troy; I visited her there
lut Friday, ftt Mrs. Bord's hou.-o; she was sitting up
in ft rocking chair, but so weak that she had to be
helped In and out of bed; she had been quite well at
my nouse, and had walked up to the stage office ;
the girl told me (witness) te eome and bring her
down on Tuesday; but on Monday, Mrs. Herd seat
for me, and I found her in a very bad eon iition? no
lire in the room , Ac. ; she had her things in her satch
el, ready to return to Albftny ; I ftsked Mn. B. if she
Wfts able to return ; she said "Yes, she his got to go;"
?he refused to give up her hftt ft ad cloak unless sne
w?spaid 110 more: end raid thftt she would not p?y
the doctor's bill, witness gave her some clothes she
had brought with her, and brought her to Albany in a
sleigh hired for that purpose: when I got her home,
sect for a physician: he called next morning ( Tuee
daj) but the day thereafter she died; saw ftt Mrs.
Bord's, on my first visit, ft "lftdj" quilting, ft colored
women, and Mrs. O'Hftgan; and the same persons, be
sides others, going in and out, on my second visit; the
black womnn In reply to my remarks about the health
of Miss Lee, said that Mrs. Bord had declared "she
was well, and that she (Mrs. B.) hfti done the work
mil alone."
Ann Elizabeth Ostmnder, an inmate ofthe seme
house. 24 yean old, aeoompenled deceased to Troy to
visit Mrs. Bord; she wasn't in; went again; Mr.
Bord was present in the sftloon, and Miss Lee would
Dot speak befero him; so we went np stain, end Mrs.
B. inquired of deceased as to her condition, and as
sured aer she had lately had one single woman and
twe married women under her charge? one of theee
latter seven months gone? and they had got well
aad gone home; said deceased would not De long
getting well; and promised to see her ftll through for
$20, which was paw her by deecesedi deceased was
In good health, as she was the next day, when I
rode up to visit her: heard that Mn. B. had " done
nothing? had looked at the almanac, but found the
moon was not right;" on Friday inquired for and
saw Mary, who cenfesmd to her thftt she had hftd
two unnoeemful operations performed bv Mn. Bvrd,
and was very ill; witness accompanied Mrs. Vedder
on Friday, and corroborated her testimony as to the
Interview; witness knew deoeased for four years.
Margaret Brewer, redding at No. 69 Arch street
Knows Mrs. Bord, and knows of her producing abor
tions In two instances; then was ft doctor in Troy who
generally aaieted her.
Dr. Much made a post mortem examination, and
dieoovend the evidence of gross violence.
The froy Daily Tmu of the 11th last, in speak
ing of this affair, says "A warrant issued by Mr.
Bnntnftll, the police magistrate, was served upon the
womaa. Mrs. Bord, on Thanday, but she has not
been taken to jftil. She is represented to be very
sick, and she will remala in the onstody of the Cite
Manhal until nch time atf her physiciftn deciles it
to be prudent for her to be removed."
AmtHMn OmIu.
lift of pateate laanad boa tba United Btatea Patent
OBm for tba waak aading Fab 14, ISM, nob baariag that
<ate:?
* A. H. Oaryl, of Sandaiky Olty, Ohio.? Tor UtftorwMmt
la Dlektac tad elMilif flu
Mattblaa W Bald via ud David Clark, of PhUadalabla,
Pa.? For lapimd arraagamaat of firtbil tute faadwa
tor haatari la looomotlTn amoka ataaka.
Lawla S Chiebaatar, of Brooklyn. N. Y ? Tor lmprora
mat te BMbim foe claaalag wool
Joba Briffltba, of 1'bUadalpbla, Pa.? Far lmprOTamaat
la nln ao?ka
F. C GMU. of Maw Torb, H. T.? For lmproramaat la
In aad burglar proof MfM.
Joaatbaa Kaoalaa. of Traatoa, !*. J ?For Imarwva
mm* la prooaaaaaof tmatlag vagatabte lbn. Pa tinted
la Fracoa April 4, 1IM
Samaal Q Lawla, 1 f D*lawara ooaat y, Pa. ? For la
prorrmaate la nablng tbiofc pa par.
Tbomaa Cook, of Naw York. N. T , aaalgaor to Starbla
Llratay, of lama plana ? For lmaioramaat la flraarma.
J< ba Ftendlah, of Cayahog a Falk, Obia, aaalgaor to
Joba Maocltb aad H< raoa A. Millar, ?f a am* f laaa ?Far
lmprovrniaat In macblMa lor Jtegglng bvili and aboaa.
Kobnrt Praatoa, of North Powaal, Vt? For Lmprora
Stat la drying eloth.
fiw? Rotlojon, of Naw Haroa, Ot? For laaprova
?ant la ablpa' vaalilatora.
Jaa?b Raaaa, of Sharon, Pa? For Improvaaaat la
bangiag tba It ra plat* to troa rolling machinery
W 9. (Hai Hag, of Bridgeport, Ct.? For Improvement la
plnatlag hoi a
Hanry fl William a, of Malta, Ohio ?For lmproraaaata
Id aeparato* frr oontrolllog tba praaanra of ataa<n
J.ocb I) Woadrnff, of PoTark, N. J., aad Joabna H.
Battai wortb, of Dover, N J ? For lmpiOTamaat la drop
bxldgta.
Arealona Wtektff, of Wellabnrg, N. T.? For lot pro ra
m*at la maobinea for making Ilnka of jack ebalaa.
Jolia Webeter and Oraoo Bpenoer, of Cleveland, Ohio,
a?u*Mr? to John Webater, of aaaxi plaaa ?For Improve
moot la gaa baraara.
Gaaiga B. Amblar, of Tram boll, Omn ? Far Improve
dh at la aid d la w*ae
Fiaflarltt H Bartholomew, of Maw York, N. Y.? Far
p<c>ve?aat In water clonal*
Jaaoa Bartoa. of MUkle Balaam, Ooaa. ? For Improve
meat la bar a* balla.
J. L Bnrolok, of Naw York, N. Y.? For Improvement la
maablaary (or paging biaak booka.
Joba W. How* 11, of Naw Park, Oblo ? For Improvement
la maehtataa far itdhfl bono oellare.
Horaee (Smith and Ilaaial B. Waanoa, of Norwteb, Ooaa.
?For improTomaat la >iaana
Allan Onadama aad Lyman Wbnalnr, of Daaa, Meat -
For Impitved aiaablan for aoraplag aad tootbiog tum ?
Joeljl. Raaeatt. of aadnnatl, Obte, aaalgaor to (fcleb H
WilHama, of aaaia pteoa.? For laprorwoaat la ball valvea
for pumpa.
Pawn ? Santo ?1 D. Yoaa, of Albany, N. T ?For da
aiga for eooklag rtaraa Antedated Ilea 80, IU8
?amaal 0 Vaaa, af AJbaav, N. Y. ?For daaign for parlor
itea Antedated Pea 80. 1*63
N B Veddar, of Troy, N. Y , aaalgaor to A. T. Oaabaa
* On., of mmt plaea ?For daalga tor parlor atova.
lapwlor Oanrt
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Baton Cblaf Joatlne Oaklay, Jadgaa Daar, Oampbnll,
Sort h worth aad Bkwaaa
Fr* 18.? Tiler HtmUn Offt 1A? flimh Arm *w. iiaiiroad
0"m;<awy ? Avpnal diamlXMO, but wi Vaunt aoati
tJ? ?v O Bcwm and OiHeri agt. Kmai Nmtli, tie ? Jndg
mant for platatlff, with ooaw
i^wtw W. Cla?n apt. OanUI Ramkt m ? Sant back tor
naw trial, la ord*- to bnra tha faok battar aaoartalnad.
Onata to ablda araat.
Wm Md'Utwy ogfl. Aboard K? at, ck ? Judgtaant afflrm
ad, with eoata.
I he /'a npli tm rtl Iktmm M Data, afc apt Otrmr W.
atnrwuaal Oidar allowing ooaw to tba plaiatur aadar
tb* Cocn. afflrtiiad with noata.
Tkt /'aafla ca rai apt Jokm L. Ategiltp ? Jadgmaat of
tb* (ioart affirm ad, with noata
Tktmmt SttUtr Jamn Ommt, ? Ordar of Bpaalal
Tarm affirmad, with aoata.
tat II Ho ny apt. rka Awuritm i Jftrfaal Immnmot Oam
jiamf ?Jadgmaat for plalaMff, oa rardlot.
Jtm opt Vcmiel K TyUe ? Jalgmant afflraiad,
wltb aoata.
Vka Military (oart of laqalry
BH.AT1VB TO TBB LOM OP TUB STlAHHBir I AX
FBAXOIfOO.
TWB.ITH DAT.
Tba Ooart aat yaaterdar m^' rlag, at tba aaaal boor,
?M }*a mambara praaaat, bat Immediately waat late aa
"te*4*, aad aooa after adjourn *d anUl Moaday at II
o'aloak.
Aogaataa Bahoffar. Pater Myara, aad two utbar paraoaa,
waraaarioofiy lajarod. Myara fatally, at Naw Orlaaaa, oa
tba 7U> laat , by tba ia>l?a?tel dlaabariaof a rlfla.
?tdlMl flaws.
Several wnlm of a hitherto healthy family In
Baltimore. having receatiy died om aftlr another,
an investigation into the chm waa inrtituted, which
showed that the parties were slowly poisoned incon
sequence of drinking water which flowed through
a long leaden pipe? that It waa the action or the j
water on the pipe whlth gave it its poisonous quail- ,
ties. it wa? pump water Lead pipe, It is believed,
has bo such effect upon hydrant water.
The medical and surgical profession flgire largely <
in the recent issues of the patent office, nearlv one 1
half of the appara>M or Lnetrmsate patented lately,
relating to them, namely:? Saliva pumps, diaphiam ,
pumps, pill maoblnes, tonsil Instruments, amputate
in a apparatus, and traacee. . |
Dr. Matthew Wendell has been re-elected by the ,
Common Council of Brooklyn, N. Y., health phrsl- i
clan of that city. The doctor has proved himself a
useful officer, and oar neighboring city has done It*
self a favor in keeping him In office.
An exchange paper advises one of ita correapon
denta who ia afflicted wtfi that loathaoma disease
the leprosy, to apply friction, warm baths, sulphu
baths, ana afterwards slightly stimulating oiataients,
such as pitch ointment or weak citrine ointment,
with light and moderate diet and abstinence from
wiie aiid stiuiulanta. ?
The United Btatea Burgeon-General has made a
i report to Congress, from which it appears that the
adolteiatlon of drags and meticlnes is carried on
more extensively since the passage of the aet of
Csp grass to suppress the importation of such arti
cle*, than before; so that it Is now alleged to be
difflsuit to procure medicine* which are not either
mixed with some foreign substances or frqm which
some portion of the active principle has not been
abstracted by chemical process.
There are eleven physicians in the two houses of
the Ohio Legislature.
Dr. James E uaile, surgeon in the East India Com
pany's service, has fjrw&rded from Scetiand a me
morial to Congress, in wnloh he assert a priority to
all Americans in performing surgical operatiooa
without pain to the sutyeots, whom he rendered
senselese by mesmeric influences as early as 1845.
He says hirooject is to release Congress from the
shame of sanctioning by its high authority another
of the lies ot history.
A memorial from Dr. William Turner to the New
York Legislature, has been presented, praying that
the measure u?w before them extending the privi
leges of dixsectlog the bones of the dead, to the
medical faculty , may not become a law. He opposes
dissection, and quotes large lv from the writings of
Dr. Dickson, tt.e distingulslu d chruno-thermalLst, of
Lol&iH, In snpport of hiH position.
There were living in the village of Dighton, Mass.,
on the fij*tdaT of January, 1853, no loss than forty
persons between the ages of seventy Ave and niuty
aix years, all withiu a circle of one mile radius.
Their ages, added tsgctner, amount to thirty-five
kindred years. ....
Virginia furaithes three hundred medical studsnts
annually, and the whole South probably furnishes
frsm 1,600 to 2,500
Mrs. Maiy A. w. Johnson, a somewhat noted medi
cal individual . has been delivering a course of lec
tures on pb)kloliyy in Brooklyn, N. Y.
Among the reforms in Tut Key induced bv Eura*
pean influence, was that of quarantine. Tnis oo
curre J m 1839. In 18S8 the plague had been worse
in its r?v*ge- than for thirty jeers previously and it
was estimated that during the year 50 000 people
died from it in Constantinople; and notwithstanding
the quarantine worked badly at first, yet for fourteen
years tht re bad been hardly a case of the plague,
and it has now ceased to be an epidemlo.
The tables of mortality show that the average
length ot time persons who have attained to thirty
years of age will bve, is 34 years and 124 days; a?
cording to the experience of seventeen life insuranca
offices 34 years and 156 days; acc- rding to the Lon
don Equitable Lite Insurance Company, 31 yean aid
120 days.
la, Voltaire's definition of a physician is: "An unfor
tunate gentleman, expected etery day to perform a
miracle? namely, to reconcile health with intempe
rance." A better definition it would be impojaible to
give.
The Practical Uentut sajs that the great and all
powerful destroyer of the human teeth is acid, ve
getable or mineral, and it maters not whether that
* acid be formed in the mouth by the decomposition of
particles of food left between anl around the teeth,
or whether it is applied directly to the organs them
selves, the result is the sa ne; toe enamel Is dissolved,
corroded, and the tooth destroyed.
Dr. F. H. Kelly has assumed the editorial chair of
the Worcester (Maaa ) Journal ff Mtdicmt.
Dr John K. Wells, of Bellows Falls, Vt , died sud
denly at that place, aged seventy years
A new bomeopathio periodical has been started
in Chicago, 111., and another in bt. Loois, Mo.
In some of the Eastern countries, oue of the
mother's target cares is to promote the growth of
her children's eyelashes, by tipping and removing the
fine gossamer- like points with a pair of sclssira,
when they are asleep. By repeating this every
month or fix weeks, thej become,, in time, long, close,
finely carved, and of a silky gloss. The practice
never fails, and is very useful, when, owing to in
flammation of the eyes, the lashes have been thin
ned or stinted. '
The following are the offloeTS of the Boylstoo Me
dical Bcciety of Boston? one of the most usefal medi
cal associations in the country? for the ensuing year:
President, Calvin Ellis; Vice President, Samuel A.
Green; Secretary, Henry K.Oliver, Jr.
The scarlet lever is unite prevalent in the more
thickly populated parts or Windham county, Ky. In
some instances, whole families have been swept away
by it.
The smallpox Is prevailing in Charleston, 8. C.,
also Mornst own, N. J., and in New York city.
The whole number of deitha In Stamford, Conn.,
embrating a population of 4,500, daring the laat
year, was 45. or ons in a hundred. Toe re died in
January, 1; February, 2; March, 3; April, 5: May,
3; Jute, 6; July, 2; August, 3; September, 10; Oc
tober, 7; November, 4; December, 3. The deaths
by consumption were 13; typhus fever, 7; marasmus,
4; other diseases, 1, 2 and J.
.Dr. Dnikee, of Boitun, has had awarded to him a
bronze medal for specimens of microsoopic anatomy
and natural history prepared by htm and exhibited
at the Crystal Palace, New York. The number of
preparations is 170, and are of great beauty and per
fection.
During the year 1865 the number of Interments in
Baltimore was 6,160, or 1 to about 39 of the popula
tion. Tbere were H93 deaths by phthisis; 180 by
old sge; 250 by cholera infantum; 654 by infantile
diseases.
A medical correspondent of Nelson's American
Lancet stales that he has applied chloreform suo
aessfnLy in cases of nmralgia, tlodolereaux, teta
nus, Ac. In a case of tetanus he applied lint satu
rated with chloroform alosg the whole spine, and
covered it with India-rubber cloth, which was attend
ed with the best results. In cases of toothache, he
had found a remedy in filling the eavlty with ootton
saturated with chloroform, and renewing it until the
sensibility of tke nerve was touched.
Experiment proves that the beard, if shaved, griws
from four to five times faster than if nnahorn; and
reckoning the stimulus given the beard bv the first
nze of the razor la adoleaence to be doable, and the
coriseqnent difference in sias and weight of the fibre,
and the result 4s 'bat we raise thirty times the natu
ral quantity of beard.
The New Orleans Medical an d Surgical Journal
states tbst a young female, whose great toe was
aboat to be amputated by one of the visiting sar
geons of the Charity Hospital in that city, suddenly
expired while under the influence of chloroform. It
waa some time before she oould be brought under the
effects of the aaccsthetlr, she finally, however, be
came completely inseosSbie. and before the operation
was concluded she sank and rapidly expired, in spite
of the most strenuous and judicious eff ,rta ef several
medical men preaent. A post mortem was made by
tbe professor of phyaiology in the Uaiveralty of
Louisiana, and all the organs found perfectly healthy.
Fever, bowel and chest complaint are very preva
lent at Hong Kong.
Tbe I'aria correspondent of the Charleston Mtdi
cal Journal and JZtmsie writes that he saw Mr.
tiuersent among other surgical operations performed
at tbe hospital for sick cbi'dren, execute one for
opening tbe trachea in a child with croup. This is
done frequently, but on this occasion it was done ao
cording to Chassaianac'a method, and succeeded ad
mirably. It consisted in a simple Incision, keeping
the tips of the wound open with his forceps until the
filte membrane and blond ceased to fill tbe orifloe,
and finally inserting the double cauua and kesplac
the external air warm by means of flannel wrapped
around the neck.
Tbe habit of wearing glasses for shortsightedness
is vet y injurious to tbe sight. When convex spec
tacles are real y necessary, the glaesee shoal 1 be ar
ranged t?r each eve in particular, as It is rara for ana
eje to bave the same power of vision with tbe other.
Bp?< tarlss of green glass ought never te be use*.
One ef the most remarkable cases in the annals of
medicine occurred recently in Boston. A man, whes
driving his team, accidentally struck his eye with
tbe tnd of his w hi slash, causing the bleod to flow
freely The naxt day tbe rye began to be very pain
ful , and a surgeon waa called, who applied leechea.
Tbs patient im prudently wsat oat Into the cold air,
and tbe pain increwd.mpldlyifhe wa? sonn seised
with lock jaw, and after mack suffering he d?ed.
I)r Merrill wyman, of Csmbridge, Maaa, has been
appointed adjunct Hswv Professor of tbe theory
and l'rs' tl<e ef Medicine In Harvard College.
Dr. J M. Ward has been appointed Professor of
Mid wifery and Diseases of Women and Chlldrea In the
Home oiMihic Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr.
W. Is well known for his prufeesteaal abilities, and
will make an efficient offloer.
Sir Aftley Cooper says that "tke sctenee of medl
sine is f< untied on ooo|ortnre, and improved by mar
eer:" and I)r. Gregory says Uat medloal doctriaes
ere little better than stark-staring ataurdltiee.
A huniorona writer says tbst some doe tors are un
popu ar because they 4o not choose to make cham- 1
lata' shej* of their patients' stomachs.
A moviment is in progress la Log land toward! tht
establishment of a British Institute of Homeopathy,
to be conducted In each a manner at to |1re increased
vitality to that school of medicine in that country and
elsewLere. Effgrts are aiae twiair made to fouad a
tract society, far the wider dissemination of hosaoe
patbic principles.
The Bultan ef Turkey had founded an hospital
similar to tLat of Chelsea and the liTalldes.
The Board of Health of Vienna have advised the
municipal authorities of that city to lioense the aale
of herse fleah in the bntebm' atalla, to meet the
scarcity of meat and provisions.
Dr. Moeche, a druggist ia Hartford, Conn., fell from
tbe window in the aeeond story of his house, on the
sidewalk, and was se injured as to die almost imme
diately.
The number of deaths in the city of Boston, ia
1P52, was 3,731; ia 1863, 4,284, showing an laerease
Of 641
Br. W. Chaasfag, of Boaloa, ia an artlde on hy
drophobia, communicated te the Mtdual and Carrf
col J?%inuU, expresses hie belief that it ia a iisease
by no means pertaining exclusively to warn or het
weather, bat la earned ay a morbid poieoa secreted
by certain glanda from constitutional merbld action,
aad which maw be ineerted into the haman penea
by the teeth at aay seasea. Dog keeping, he says,
ought to be rigidly regulated hy law.
The maaiion house of fee original Job Sweet-n
name* immortalised by its connection with so maay
casea ef successful bone-setting, ia former times ?
?till to ba seen near the Tillage of Waktfisid, R I.,
an abject ef almost as much cariosity and vaae ration
with some aa that of Shakeepeare or Sir Walter Boott.
Tbe nerve from one tooth oonnecte arith the nerve
to every tooth in either jaw. Thia ia the reason the
pain ia so often felt on tbe opposite side from where
the cause ax Ma. Pain ia often felt in the upper Jaw
When the cause exists in the lower.
The derangement of the be art's action, ooc&atoned
by tbe asa of green tea and strong ooffee, la well
known. A case is mentioned of a gentleman who
conld, at any time, by taklnga cap of ooffee, produce
palpitation aad bleeding from tne nose. Bat the
meat nozlona luxury to the dyspeptic or nervoua ia
tobacco, the essential oil poisoning oy paralyzing tbe
heart. A Mexican miuiater, some years hi nee, sum*
moned Dr. A. H. Stevens, of New York, to Washing
ton, fer supposed organic di tease of the heart? a
core was performed oy emptying his excellency's
snuffbox.
Tbe health of Ban FrancUoo may be Judged by the
fact, that atcordlng to the latest aavicea tae number
of interments fer the previous fortnlafe was only 26,
out of a population or 50,900. This lot remarkably
tma)l number, and speaks well for the salubrity of
the climate and the health of the place.
Dr. E. L. Du Barry, late fleet surgeon of the United
Btates East India aqaadron, died on board the whip
Riebard Allaop within one day's sail of Anjier,
July 12, after a long illnsas.
The hnepitals at Demarara are now free from any
cate of fever, and the health of the plaoeia said to be
excellent
Drs. C. C. Hannlngton and Geo. M. Bourne came
passengers in the Northern Light, from California.
Microscopical examinations Lave been made of the
matter deposited on the teeth and gums of many in
dividuals, selected from all classes of society, in every
variety of bodily condition, aad in nearly every case
animal and vegetable parasites in great numbers
were discovered. The only persons whose months
were (bund to be completely tree from them, cleansed
their teeth four times daily, using soap once. Pure
white soap is the best article for cleansing the teeth
According to the last census, the following are the
ratios of mortality in the different Suites, disregard
ing tbe auei at death ? New England States, 1 to
64 ; Middle States, with Ohio, 1 to 72 ; Central
Btates, 1 to 73; coat-t planting States, 1 to 73; North
western States, 4>to fiO? United States, total, I to 73.
Th'.a is substantially tbe ratio stated by Noah Web
ster for latetior towns iu 1805. "The annual deaths,"
be observes, " amount only to one in seventy or se
venty five of the population. "
The physicians of Washington county, Ga., who
struck tor higher fees lome weeks ago, nave struek
their colors and retormd to their former prices, tieir
patients having resolved to "die by the old rates."
A distinguished scientific writer says that persons
struck by lightning should not be givetf up for dead
until at least three hours. During tae first two hjura
they should be drenched freely with cold water, and
if this fail to Droduce restoration, then add salt, aad
continue tbe arcnchiag for another hour.
The paper j state that Dr. Morton, of Boston, is now
in Washington, endeavoring to secure the recogni
tion by Congress of his claimstohais g tbe discoverer
of etherisation in surgical operations It will be re
membered that last year a bant of $100,000 was re
B tod by the 8 swats oomnflttoe in favor of Dr. V.,
the thing fell through. We think it hardly pos
sible for Congress to decide between On. Morton,
Wells, Jackson, and others, in this matter.
Th* Flaking BuIbmi In KumkantU.
Tne loilowlug tabular atatemeata of tne a?neTl?a la
M?aaaehn?et*>, and th* swbtt of T?eaele employed in
the flthlag buMn* 11, will b* found In i*r? sting. TO* lu
? paction of maakeiel for (he y??.r 1863, m ahowa in the
>?tuiui of the luareeter General, i? u followa
No. 1. No t. No 8. No ?.
H< iton 11.891 6 976 8,940 6 Oil
Glca??*t#r.. 80,428 C,l?4 " '
Beverly 888 228
K- ck port . . . 1 856 1,197
Na? b-ryp*rt 8.618 1,016
Prorlnoetown 080 637
Tit to 86 60
Weim.at.... 3,609 2,198
'batbam.... 66S 886
Harwlah .... 1.8(8 1IM
IVarU 1,898 1,293
Sen- nth.. 41>2 280
Boraitabl*.. 777 4(0
ntrgb?ai.... 1,029 1,02*
Cohauet .... 1,1*6 M8
To'al 49 010 24,688 89,897 19,843 183,340
Tfia lr? paction for a cum bar of year* baa bam aa tol
loaa:?
18(3 1862. 1811. I860, 184*.
No. 1, bblf.. 40,018 93 611 90.411 88,4(1 89, 300
No 2. ?? .. 54 688 78.7P3 101 :t?4 4i 009 98 847
No. 8, ?' ..8* 897 47,1*06 130 089 87 004 07,769
No. 4, ? .. 19,8'3 2,104 412 21,068 ?
Total 123,140 217 640 229,278 242 672 231,860
Tb* li a paction of other pickled flab for 1868 kit been
at follow*
Salmon bbla 2 617 Blaeflik, bbl? 147
AlewlTe* 1.180 Hallbnt 89
Bhad ISO Bailout Ho. 216
Berrlag 1,103 Tonguea and e^uada.. . 642
God 260 Balmon trout 21
Saorlflah 321
Haddook 31 Total 7,000
Btatemeat of tb* reaeel? ovaed la Maaiaehaaatta en
plojxl In the matkerel flahary la th* year 186.;: ?
No Mm
WXtrr am. mat. N? Vat 'It lbmao* and bryt
Boatoo 8 076 26
B? rarly 12 701 *7
Baraaiabl* 10 2,119 816
Brewster 4 2*9 47
Cbarleatowa 9 74 10
Caatbam 18 1,304 S21
Cohaaaet 87 2 062 461
Dartmouth 1 117 10
D*nml0 48 8,160 606
Kaattam 3 170 28
latex \ 1 71 10
Gtooceatar 269 16139 2,640
Harwich 00 4,811 680
Hlagham 8) 1,991 416
Lynn 0 208 61
Maaeb*tt*r 1 46 8
Matblekaad 1 30 6
Martba'a Via*yard 0 420 06
Nantaeket 8 168 HO
Nawbnryport 37 3,041 018
Orleaaa 6 i.aj 61
l'lymoath ? 6<"1 80
PrtTlBMtowa 06 4 8 5 760
Rookport 60 2,1(10 363
Palem 1 80 9
Peltaat* 7 480 T6
Salutary 4 306 48
Traro 49 8,820 6M
Weliaeat to 6,911 H62
Yaimantb U 1100 180
ItoUl *876 6?,7? ?>U
L?fal latalllgsnct.
Brraaiai coin of tub Burr id ctatu.
Ttn 16? laaaa A Verplaaak, b%., of Now York, waa
admitted aa attoraay a ad ooaaaallor of thW oie-(
No. 113 Eraatna Ooratac aad al. ra. tha Troy Iroa aad
Nail f'aotory. Appeal fram th* Clroalt Ooart o* tb*
I'nlMd Stataa for th* North*? dlatriot of New York.
Mr. JaeUoe Griar delivered th* opiaina of thU soart. t la
miaatag tbia appeal, with onsta. N*. 40 Taoma a Kear
a*y aad al re. Jo ha J Taylor aad al A >p*al from um
circuit Court of th* Called Bta'aa tor th* dutri?t of New
Jeraer. Mr. Jaatloe Nelaoa 0*Uv*r*d th* oplaloa of tbta
court; afflrmiag the 4* area of th* aaki Oiraait Ooarl la
thia oaaee, wlta ooata No. 46. Won l.trlafat a aad all
?a Wm W Wood worth, a/mlnletraW aad al Appeal
from th* OUeutt Ooart of the Ualted Btatea for the Ua
Irlct of Maaaaohoaetta. Mr. JoaUae Itaalel d?llT-r?d tae
oplatoa of thia eoart, reraratag tb* at the aa d
Clrrelt Ooart, with ooata, aad r*mandiu( tb* eeua^ir
farther prooeadlage In ornformlty to th* opti loa of tbta
?oart. No. M Baaallton Mar ray, aae, Be , w- Joha A
Glbaea Oa a earlfleate of dirtaioo (a oj?tiitoa b*iw**a
the Jadgea of ttoa Jlrealt Cmrt of tba I'altad rtta ea for
th* H>JBtbera dlatilit of Hlaelaalppi. Mr. JuaUee llaalai
4? 11 Tared tba oplaloa of thl* ooait, tbat the plea plaad?1
by tb* defeadaat la aot a good or aaMolaat bar to th*
plaiatlfTa aatloa, aad tbat tb* ilamarr*r of tk* plaintiff
aboald be i natal D*d. No M. Andrew Wy:l?, Jr . ad
mialatrator tf t%maal Baldwta ??. lUaharJ d. 6->ia
Appeal froaa tb* Olrealt Ooart of tb* Cnltad Htataa far
the dlatrlat/af CMaaiMa. Mr. Jaatloa MeUaa dalirered
the oelaloa of thle Court, afflmlog tha deeiea of add
(Irenlt Orart In tbla *tn?a, wltb <ytU aad latoratt
Ko 6*. Joha I>ea, ex dam., Arahlbald Kaaeell, ra tb*
Aaraolatlaa of th* iirny Oimpaap. K-ror to tha Or
eatt Ooart of th* Uall*d fltat** for th* dl>trlat of New
Jr (*y. Mr Cbtof Joatlae Taaay delivered tbe oplaloa o'
tbla oonrt, afflrmlag tha Jad?aaat of tbe MI1 Oirenlt
Ooart la tbla eaaaa. with eoatr No 04. Joha a Tergw,
appellaBt, ra Robert S. Brandon aa? al., exaaatora of
wm Braa^o* Th* argamaat of thia aau*e waa oom
maaoad by Mi Rarer iy Jehaeon Jr , for Ua apptOaat
Wo. 08. Idwia Bartlati, plalatiff la error, tj. Ueorga P.
Kaa* Thia aaaaa waa argw^l yaatarday bp 8<?a.
fco?? and Brnoa for tha piaiatiff la error, aad anWalltad
aa a prlatad argnmaat by Mr Attoraoy Haaeral OoAlag
for tfce da/?acaat la arrcr. A^jsaraad.
r> orrlana, a eoadnetor of a fraUfkt trala, waa killed
on tba Baltimore aad Ohio Railroad, near O*m*roa, oa tha
9th laat. by tb* baraklag of a hap of tha loaoawHra.
B* 1 1*1 dad at llarper'i firry.
L 1 _! ? ?
! Alleged Preparation ? fmr Arming KmU|
Pri>kucn in immlcui Pwu
l^inli'.tl ?w >iu im u irr.?r ox [ttu Uats. )
om oood wixmmi is wears two.
Whilst with eyes fixed on the OldWorld, the Am*.
rican press plunges into ud too often lueea iuetf
iu speculttions more pompous thin profound oh the
Eastern question, there are here panning under its
very eye*, or at leaat there are in course of prepara
tion, facts which may from one moment to the ether
create for the United States a rule as serious as it is
lamentable and unforeseen, in the events which it
proposes to itself to judge of in the chantatsr of
simple spectator*.
It is now about two months since several journals
occupied, and nven excited themselves, with the ar
rival st New York of sane Russian sflssrs. Of
these officers, itome belonged to the naval service,
and some to the army of the Ozar. Tne visit at the
former at first fouad a pretext in the nceesstty of
su perin tending the const rue ion of two steam frigates
which are in progress of completion in the decks
of the East river, for the service of tha Russian gov
ernment. Hut this superintendence did not evident
If necessitate either the presence of so great a num
ber of persons, (seveu or sight, if we are rightly in
formed,) and more especially that of a general of
brigade and stall officers.
Some correspondents, who pride themselves upon
exactitude in penetration- but who have the fault of
pluming the ttselves always on and of only occasion
ally giving proof of the possession of these quali
ties?were struck at the time with the strangeness of
this fact. They suspee'ed some mvstery with
out divining It; and, seeking the explanation with
the (mall means which tEey are In the hatft
of employing in similar circumstances, they stop A
short, proud of their suto?s at the first solution that
was given of It One fine morning the astonished
public learned that tne Caar ef all the Russia* had
opened in the United States a general ofltoe ofapliat
ment The newly lauded offioers had been cfltged,
neither more nor less, with the mlwion ot raising in
this free country a number of regiments to sustain
the cause of tyranny. At this revelation the credu
lous opened wide tbeir eyes: sensible peopled shrug
ged their shoulders; then silence enveloped the im
probability, as it shrouds all things which cannot
stand the test of discussion. ?,
How Is it possible, in fact, to discuss this idea, verg
ing on extravagance, which represents the autocrat
of sixty millions of men, of whom he oan dispose at
bis will, as coming here to pick up a few dsobtful
soldiers at a distance of two thousand leagues from
bis empire, sod afterwards to transport them there,
at sn immense expense and through a thousand diffi
culties ana dungeis.
These romancists, he wever, passed nearer the troth
than they themselves suspected. If, instead of halt
ing at the surface of the secret or which they p *
f essed the thread they had penetrated to the bottom
of it, they would have perhaps arrived at the discove
ry which now transpires, namely, that an enlistment,
not of soldiers, but of sailors, is now carried on in
New York and some other ports of the Union, and
that the Russian agents are silently but actively eecn
pyiug themselves, not* with the formation of regi
ments, but with the arming of corsairs!
The assertion may seem a little bold ; it is, at all
events, less strange than that to which we previously
alluded. But we have reason to believe it weu
founded.
Matters have been conducted up to the present mo
ment with a discietion which smacks ef European
diplomacy, and to which the open conspiracies which
we witness from time to time have net accustomed
us. But the peril is for that very reason only greater
and more real.
A small number of sgents, selected with extreme
skill and care, were first enrolled , and then launched
amongst the crowds of maritime adventurers and
otbeis, who bave swarmed for some years pastes the
soil of the Ameritan Union. Thr ugh their medlnn
ast-urance bus tieen obtained of tne manner in which
(the contingency arising) categorical propositions
will be entertained by certain individuals to under
take a cruise against English aud French ships. Ne
gotiations more or less explicit, acoordicg tt the
character of the parties, have oeen already opened,
li-fs bave been drawn out, and the cadrt of equip
ment almost decided upon ; even the ships have oeen
indicated that will be best adapted to the pnrpoae.
In fac*., matters are lu such a state of forwardness,
that at the report of the lint cannon fired in tha
Black Sea, all that remains to be done Is to fill let
ters of marque In order to ltunch Into the AtlanMg
a flotilla of American corsairs, carrying the Russian
flag at their mast head.
On tbe put of Russia the expedient is as ingeni
ous as It ha* been prudently conducted. Without a
n arlte worthy of that name, without a seaport from
whence she can disquiet the csmmeroe of ner mari
time enemies, she has at once comprehended tha
immense inferiority in which she is u aced by bar
position. She has also comprehended that it would
be useless to seek in Europe what she wants at home.
In default, even, of the principles of international
law, which are happily still remt-mbirod.the fear of
Englwd and France would h*ve deterred every
secondary Power to lend any point of its coasts to
tne armament of Muscovite corsairs. Of all nations
the United States alone offered a resource, of which
the Czar is eudeavorlng to profit with an mfu loess
that justifies tbe enlogv freyucatly passed upon his
perspicacity and profound knowledge of foreign
countries.
It may seem strange at first sight that the man ia
whom is personified in the highest degree the idea
i f despotism, should have thought of coming to aeek
aid of an y kind or form whatsoever in a country
which is not only the born enemy of aU tyrannies,
and the champion of all liberties, bat waiefc has
proclaimed besides her unequivocal sympathy wMh
the cave of Turkey. This ap mrent anomaliy only
proves that the Cult, as we have just observed, ha*
studied attentively the moral and social state of the
American confederation.
There is no doabt mat afar years ago the pvopo
titlon to make of the port* u( the Union harbors of
eat>e for the Muscovite ships, and to assail the com
merce of friendly Powers, would only have Met with
rtfnpal and contempt from all ohuMee of AacrieaB
people? but, other times, other doctiine. At that
epoch the elastic interpretations were not known
which have slice subjected international law and
the id eati of justice and in justice to the pleasnre of
the first audacious comer. At that epoch the United
EUtes did aot comprise within its population that
orowd of adventurers, without other faith or law titan
tbeir coveteueneas, that the Mexican war and the
circQmntances that followed it have attracted aad
multiplied, to the misfortune as well aa the shame of
the Union. At that time Russian agents woold
vainly perhaps have sought a man disposed to raiao
hib hand against an allied flag; at preaent? melan*
chuly abundance? there is no enterprise, no Matter
how sill v or unworthy, that can b* conceived, It
which tne American soil does not offer a contingent,
A Ld how could it be otherwiseT From the piracy,
which pillages the public treasury of Cardenai aad*
seizes upon Lower California, to that which give#
cliiue ia the open sea to vessels of friendly nags,
there ia bnt a step.
Far be it from us to reflect upon the entire nation
the responsibility of individual acts, but oar pen caa
only spare it the reproach. It is for her and bar
alone to gnaid against the consequences that moat
Inevitably ensue from the tacts that we signalize.
If a deplorable relaxation of principles has aad*
international law a word almost void of meaning foe
certain men of the Unioa, Europe has aot aa jet ar
rived at this degree of progress. A vessel armed al
a privates In an Amerlcau port might show all tha
colors of the w?rld, and exhibit the most authentic
letters of marque that the Rassiaa admiralty could
sign, bat she weald not be the less considered as a
pure ai d simple pirate, and treated aa such. Wt
anow what that mean a? the yardana for tha men,
aad conlaoatloa aa a (air prise for the vessel. No
nationality wonld hold good In such a ease. IM mar
tial law of the sea doea aot recognise two modal of
qualifying a fact anv mora than it reoogaJaai tV9
means of punishing it.
These summary and direct reprisals wopid sail M
of little ImjKjrtence, for they weald strike onlyUjg
guilty. But behind the corsair, treated aceordinf
to his merits, Europe, henceforth deprived of aD aa
curlty, w nld necessarily see only the Unkm free If
the Colon, callable at least of indifference, aad mor
ally responsible for the acts that she would have al
lowed to 1>? committed ea her territory and on be*
waters. Now, times of war are not the fittest lor
diplomatic discussions on the righto of neatrak, and
belligsrenl Powers recoil less before an addltiwjd
enerr.v than befor* an ally respecting whom (Vy
niu-t always be on ttolr guard I nsenaibly, and with
out being aware of it, the United States might, eoaaa
day or other, awake 1n ojien rupture with the cham
pions of fnrkish independence. aad In indirect league
with the Emperor of Russia.
This would assuredly be sneh an enormity that tha
hypothesis even see sis Inadmissible. The nistory of
the oommena-meat of the century Is, aevertheloaa,
there to prove that it requires only distreat to be ex
cited t? make the conmeroe of an entire people pay
the fault of a few of their eitiaeos.
Our Intention in thia artic e, be it clearly under
stood, is neither to nredict, aor, above all. to antM- '
pate anything. A fact W circulating amongst na ?
a fact which inter* eto France in the first degree, and
mav compromise peace between the two worlds ; we
deliver K to public opinion, indication the conao
querces to which it may lead. The least of these
roneeuuences would not be that ef obtaining for the
Unitee States the odious renown of a country with
out loyalty or political faith.
Th? Crxaawe (VasaTioss or m? Tsaaarar
T triSTHMT ? Oa tha li b of r.tmtrr tbsra wsra of
tr?Miry wasraata eatsrei oa tha k?oti of tha Depart*
BMBt ? ?
For ths rsdampHon of H,40fl W
rortfca pennant or Othse Trsatorjr da?W H.7M 10
For th? aastoaia M* *?
Cofsrs t Into ?ha rrsaaor? tnm eurts^s I0> T#
Fee the War rwpartmtai ??>?}? JJ
Po? is?a*lsf for tba W u r>a?art?aat ? MJ H
fit th? fatortor P?aartaMat. :
for tepaylag I* Iks latarior Dapartaieat. 14 l?
Tha VriU oTOrorirta hu puw l a Ml to paaiah the
ot fa*? orotbar uhlan or aatebllaaoMata,
with latpriaoaataat la ths fsaltsatlery ton ana to Ire
/ saw.

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