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Bmmm, March II, 18*4. 3V Is'ew Hampshire Election? St Patrick' t Day ? Oonttu lutional Statistic* ? J%e Court and the Liquor Lnw?More "Know Nothing" Victoriet?Congreuional EUcticn ? "]%t Barclay* of Botton" ? Character qf Work, an* Character* in the Work? Enron? Mr. ShU Imber'i Nev Book, from the Partington Paper*"? Ho und Great Hotel. The democrat* breathed easiw thin morning, on being fttMured by the telegraph that there was a majority in the New Hum pah ire House of KeproaenUtirM in their favor ?r ten, to he increased, it ia probable, to sixteen? a great tiling to brag over, when one recollects that the demo cratic majority in that body, last year, wai eighty-nine. Ko account ia taken, either, of the dozen member* of th? ?? old guard," who belong to the democratic aide of the H?'U?t*,and who will be very influential in that body. It in a great pity that Mr. Burke failed of an election. There ia not a sensible democrat who doe* not see that hia party baa been beaten badly. I have heard the remark made fifty time* within the last three da\ s. that the administration has received a terri ble defeat, procee dfrnm the atauncheat democrat* In our State. Tl:ey regret the result deeply, hut they have too much sense to endeavor to disguise a fact ?imply bccauM it ia disagreeable. General Cushing is universally blamed for having led the President into so ?ad a scrape as that into which he has got, in spite of his ?ixteen hundred thousand popular votes and his twenty - ?even States. Cushing is in pretty much the same condi tion as was the Constable Bourbon after he had deserted his country and joined the Spaniards : hated by those whom he betrayed, detested and distrusted by those whom he nominally serves, and compelled to bear the blame of everything. Your very clever Concord correspondent, "W.," whose letters have been re.nl by every one here, hit the result jrevioueto the election better than any one else. It has come nut almost to tbe slightest figure as be predicted. It is r.ot often tl.at a man uiakes so good a shot with a grey goose shaft, by which 1 mean a pen of steel, or sil ver or gold. Tlie Irish made no parade yesterday, though it was St. Patrick's day. If 1 am correctly informed, It was thought uuadvisable to engage in any public movements, not exactly from fepr of th" "Know Nothings," but be cause in the pre ent rtale or the public mind prudence dictated n diti'erent conr e. I cannot answer for the correctness ol' thi* aic< \r. t h. t civc it as I hoar it. an 1 not caring one straw about tl:e matter. The report of the Cochituatc Water Poard shows tint during the last year the quantity of water consumed in Boston, drawn from tlie Brooklyn reservoir, was 8, 43#, 817, 500 gallon*. Au equal quantity, and one hun dred million gallon* beside, wa* wasted at the outlet dam. The number of water taker*, including public building*, wa* 18,1*0. The daily average of consumption was 8,662,300 gallon*, or 55 gallons to each inhabitant. The receipts were $197,190, and those of the present year are estimated at $215,000, The whole cost of the works up to January 1, 1864, wa* $5,674,323. The estimated Having to the city, in the Are department'* expenses, through Cochituaie wnter, is $51,706. Our temperance people feel worse about the decision of the Supreme Court against the fourteenth section of the Maine law, than they thought could possibly l>e the case. It had been given out for some days that the court was about to decide against the constitutionality of the fourteenth section, so they were tolerably prepared for it; but they were not prepared for ho sleeping a condemnation of their pet measure as came troin our highest tribunal. There i* so much insinuated against the whole law in the Court '? opinion, that no one of their number i* certain that the whole statute will not finallv be cleared away *imply through judicial decisions, or all that they value in it. That any future law that can be made will fare any better, is ?l*o a subject for them to think upon with a* much coolness as they can. They hate Hen so accustomed to consider themselves incapa ble of doing wrong, so lor.R ;<* they should be laboring in liehalf of temperance, holding that such an end is capable of juj-tifyingany mean*. that they can scarcely believe that the court has derided adversely to their ideas Yet there is nothing new in the language embodying the decisiou of the court. There is not u point made in that decision which was not brought forward, with more or less dis tinctness, when the law was under discussion in the I?e Chlature, or by the press ;tt the same time. The court's nguage may be more critically correct, and it certainly 1* judicially calm; hut there is nothing in the "opinion" that he* not hern said, over and over again, to the friends of the law. They used to pay no attention to it. and now they are compelled to notice it. So much for speaking by authority. The subject of so amending the Uw as to make it con stitutional and stringent, is now before a special commit tee of the Legislature. The votes in the House, when this committee was appointed, indicate that the temperance people can do pretty much a* they please in that body ; but it is thought that the S-cnate will put a stop to any measures that may go through the other brunch. This would he in ac cordance with the old whig practice. previous to their defeat in 1 B50. The prosecutions of liquor seller* are going on With great vigor, which does not. look as if the triends of the law felt altogether discouraged. Still, 1 think that their position has been considerably damaged here. What n>av set them up is the folly of the rum men, who do not l?ar the 1.' triumph with so much grace as they ought. They do uot stem 'o recollect that the de cision wan not made in favor of rum. but to render se cure the enjoyment of the rights of persons and of row Nothing;"" have been winning more victo rie* in Massachusetts. The election of a Mavor of Salem, in consequence of Mr. Newcomb having refused to take the ..la ce to which he had been chosen occurred on the lCth. The whig* put up General button, their most popular man, and who had long and f<)t'?aisAi) 1 1 v Lecu conrccti'd with tli6 ILio other party nominated Gen. Andrews. The "know nothings" cast 1,251 vote*, and the whig* 511 , majority of tho former 740, which was not a bad day * work, es pecially as the whig* were quite anxious for a new fight, and proposed giving their opponents a regular beating for having hud the audacity to " molest their ancient, ?olttary reien " The beating took place, but the cat-o - nine tails was in the other hand, and the whigs appeared as Titus Oates, being not their only appearance in that ^h'Yvnn the fight was much stiffer. and the whigs made a very near approach to victory. The largest vo.'.e ever thrown in that city wa* cast on that occasion. The whig candidate wa* Mr. Baker, a very popular man, and his op fmnent whs Mr. Newhall, also a whig ; but whigism is ust now a negative quality w.th most people, and it would hardly answer to rely ujioii the intensity of a man's previous attachment to the whig party because he hnd formerly acted with it. People sometimes leave old and worn out parties, and become attached to more ?' healthy organisation* and a very wise proceeding such a change not unfrequently turn* out to be. It is supposed that the 'Know Nothings" in the First Congressional district will support Mr. Howland against Got. Clifford?should those two gentlemen be candidate* at the election on the 3d of Apr.l? to succeed Mr. Scud dcr. It is a rather curious fact that the Barnstable Pa triot?it what 1 have seen in other papers can be rel icd upon? lms proposed to run Mr. Howland. The Patriot is a highly respectable national democratic journal, and has always b< en opposed to a coalition; and its clever editor, Mr. I'hinnef , holds a rerr comfortable office ? that of Collector of Karnatable ? under the present adminis tration, to which he wa* appointed by General Pierce; and yet he now goes for a coalition for the election of a whig to Congres*. What is more, this same whig is op tosed to the Nebraska bill, so that one of the adminis ration's officer* i* favorable to the election of a man who will do all that he can to prevent the success of a measure that the President declares to be the very apple pf his eye, but which others call the apple of discord. The President and t\ ery member of the Cabiuet, ex Opting Mr. Marcy, have been seeking to get the vot# of |ne of our delegation for the Nebraska bill, but without Wecess. There is every reason for believing that every nember from Massachusetts will be against the bill. I hare just read Mr*. Harrison Grey Otis'* novel, 'The Barclays of Poston," which was published this Jtorning, but a copy ot which 1 obtained a day in ad /?nce, ol Reading, the llM aid's Boston agent, i'he Uo ?U1 probably disappi lut many readers, for thou ;h it i - l< cidt-dlv clever, it is not cxactly what was e\ p. cted. if I may ju.lge by what was said in advance of its appearance. l'eople looked for a work that should abound with taccrt pi with delineations of noted characters, and with ?l.arp cuts, if not hard hits, at American society, an 1 i ar iicoiarly at Boston socicty. The picture of society that is g ,ien, may be correct; I i now nothing ab.iut that ; but f It Us i-o, our "upper ten" lead a very hum lrum existence iudnsl one that must be as wearisome a* tho lrr>neron' Frenchman declared that of /'dam and Kve must have been before they bad the good fortune to be expelled from Paradise under the operations of the t r?t writ of ejectmnnl that is on record. As the U<!y who has given us this book ha* passed her American lite in our " best society." her account of it must be accurate. People who write, or ?who attempt to write, novels of society, generally fail from one of two causes. ? First, from want of familiarity erith that order of social life which they aim to de lineate, and which no degree of talent can supply; and in the second place, from lack of talent, which prevent.* Ahem from turning their experience to account. If Mrs. Otis has failed ? and I do Dot think that she has? it is ?lot from either want of experience or want of ability. She has probably given a true picture of what Boston so ciety is, and therefore her book |is not so lively as It might have been made if she had drawn It in different colors from thoee of life. The fault is not in her, but in ber subject. Her book shows that she has talent, hu mor, and acquirement*, a eery keen sense of the ludi emus, and a thorough appreciation of the foibles of hu manity. It strikes me that she is too good-natured to be eatiricaL which i? a suie way of succeeding as a writer. D he world delights in scandal, and censure and carica ture. end more than one writer has gained fame and for tune by ministering to its amiable appetites in this ro fcsrd. /a ft* story, Mrs. Otis hai almost as great a lack of it I: e celebrated knife grinder, whose poverty in that Ter; ret irefully affected the jacobinical philanthropist so I ng :?;?>. Mies Emma Kgerton, a rather soft young lady tin genuine Boston stamp, fell in love with ana mar *;? d ? erald Pandervon, a lawyer, who diet early, and left 1 3i?r with two sons, (.erald and Charles, or Charley aa V" is called throughout the book. The elder boy 'is a Klricle of learning and shyness, and the youngest is #qi .'lly miraculous in the war of honesty and practlcal ? a sort of sprouting Yankee, " toned down" by the tri^iu influences of Boston life to a very reasonable state ?f le.ug. I be widow and orphans are left dependent * p< ii Mr. Philip F>*rton, the widow's onlr brother This s noie is not st all like tne uncles that we " read of" in jls vs nnd farces and novels, downright incarnations of ? nevolaaea, who go about the world with an unlimited J ew'-'T of hnnt ' hecks, filled out with inconceivable ?mh ?4 rkfcfc &<7 fvrce upon all who are (a dl? trenaed circumstance*, tear old erMtnre*. whoa* chief delight It is to gtre the lie te Shakespeare, by ea using the coi rse of true lore to run smooth on golden castors orer filter; floors, and who have a moat asieeshl* of "dving off" when their d^mwI beg n life in earne.t, by getting married, and 1 !!"t t ?? ample .apply of , rs llroad shares, bank stocks house* Ailed with pbir and renewable tenant*, and an indeBniU quantity of loo*e ' eaaho. depo.it at the Suffolk or Merchant* T Ho; Mr. I ' r i /v. ^V011 .* D? ?uch nBcle ?? that. He U (he un<*le of the babe* in the wood* " modified by Beaton iuflu turks "D,T^i:ceSUiB"^ ,f be had lfvedafew Mn * II ?**rton would hare packed off hi* nephewa to the nearest wood, and had them committed to the berry bu*hee and robin* for board and lodging* on L>fort,un*t*1'- th# prejudice* of the world do not admit of ancle* getting rid of orphaned nephewa by tbofcc expeditious mean* which were In rogue with the resectable rUsae* in '? the good old time*." Uncle* are now compelled to kill by Inches, and to torture daily instead ol putting their juvenile relatires out of their I pain at once. Mr. Philip Lgerton i* auppoaed to be im- 1 inensely rich, and to hare mad* a fortune in China the popular notion being that he had burled immense turns of gold in hia garden, which, accordingly, *ome enteryrUing J*nkefl' ?fcretly treated a* a placer. It turn* out, howT e\er, that Mr. Fgerton's property existed only in the imagination* of nls contemporaries, ao that, when death jailed upon him to come "down with hia duat," he I had but little more than hi* body with which to ' ? meet the peremptory demand. Hi* contemporaries were , not muck to blume, for he acted bo very like a rich man I ? that is, he visited the insurance offices, and the Atbe n*um, with wonderful regularity, and there monopolized i tlie papers ? that it was the most natural thing in the ! world to suppose that he wa* wealthy a* a Train, or a j Lawrence, or a tears. But who, you may ask, were the ?? Barclays V' They j were a wealthy model family, and very perfect in all ! respects. Mr. John Barclay is very rich, and has three daughters and a son. The son Is a hobbledehoy, b jt the I daughters are angels. The eldest of these damsels makes a mysterious marriage with Gerald Sanderson as she su mioses, who woos her in the streets, with little regard to the laws of tociety , and weds her at a strange house | with no regard to our State's laws on the subject of connubmlity. This is the most tragic erent of the I work, as it turns out that Mr. (J. Sanderson had never 1 seen the lady whom it was supposed he had won in s? I 'f'1 i!*4 ii j*"1 he very improperly concei.cs a j iisMcn ifor her on being brought to her presence. Indeed the incident works a complete ch.iuge in his character! I He abandons I.ordland, takes rooms at a bonrdinghou-e and devotes his t meand talents to rational, monoy-makinir til 'suits ; so that his loving friends are cho-red by ! hopes that he will not turn out to be good for notliin r after all. In the meantime, Mr. C. Sanderson, who has I become enamored of the sicond Miss Barclay, leav.M ! Boston for < alcutta. (he should hare gone to San Fmn I ! Cisco or Melbourne, ) for the purpose of ' sinking tho pagoda tree." As be cannot marry because of a lack of dollars, his intention is to ?et a lac of rupees in India. I !>n '><iarfl t,,ie "hip *''h h'm is a passenger of a very for ' '""ding character, who hates the adventurous youth i . hut who is converted to opposite sentiments in conse quence of ( barley 'a kindness to him during a serious fit ! of sickness. The converted gentleman turns out to be not only a 'rich fellow enough," but also of grtat influ ence on the banks of the Hoogley. "In short " as the immortal Micawber has it, Mr. Johnstone makes the young man's fortune, and enables him to return home In 0 few years, where he claims and receives the hand of | Miss J.r^ce Barclay, in reward for having conquered I poverty? -a much more dashing and rampant dragon (and j endowed with more lives than whole households of cats) I ???? ?rV?^UC!ly WaJ' ,k#wered by the patron saint of England. A third .laughter weds a model parson, I wJ*f |* engaged on important theological works all of ! which you may depend upon receiving a full account ! a5- l?.vc 11 decided propensity for that kind or reading. The "false true love" of Miss Georgiana Bar clay?the counterfeit Sosico? ?t length presents himself, in a shockingly consumptive state, and at length die-i and is buried on the banks of the Arno. It turns out I that he was not a bad fellow, and sinned onlv from excess I of passion. His wife, "being a good christian, and vin d-ctive, will not visit him when on his deathbed though her father played the part of the Good Samaritan i towards him. The ladv afterwards refuses the hand of the truo Gerald, and devotes herself to the cheerless joys or a vestal life; lor no cause whatever, unless it was that she had once been taken in by man. Gerald, of course becomes miserable, and 1 should hold that he would take to drink, only that the Maine law exists. He can bo seen any very dark night, by the curious, on tho Beacon street mall of the common, a place much affected by un successful lovers? and by successful ones, too. for that matter. ' Beside the characters named, there is a Mr. Richard Barclay, an eccentric bachelor, whose pet aversion is a rich and pretty widow, whom he ends in marrying like a sensible man. thus illustrating Hawthorne's theory, that love and hate are the same at the bottom. There are a number of other persons, of no great account, and whose action "either advances nor re Urdu the progress of the piece. The widow Sanderson becomos rich through a great rise n the value of real estate. All the ladies that are deserving of promotion get married, or receive eligi ble offers. - * The book is one that everybody will read once, but that true test of excellence, a secoud reading, will rarely fall to its lot. It :? not sufficiently striking or impressive to warrant the belief that it must become a familiar book a thumbed volume, one of those the first reading of which renders the day ou which it occurred a marked time in our existence? one of the seplcm placiJi dies of human life. The typography of the book is 'not of the best kind U il^rftul proof- reader ought to be employed before it shall have passed to a second edition. Some of tho [ epigraphs are not correctly given, or credited. That to tl e ninth chapter Is assigned to Raleigh, but It reads very like a couple of lines from one of George Wither s *"t pieces. Shirley Is, I think, slightly misquoted over ore chapter, and Bryant over anothnr. But theso are 1rit.es, though one's rcspect for the author leads to a regret that they should have occurred. Mr. Shilln bar's new work? "Life and Savings of Mrs. Partington, and Others of the Family"? will be out in a fortnight, from the press of Phillips, Sampson & Co. The entiie first edition, of ten thousand copies, has ul jia.ly l>cen tnl en up. From such sheets as I have seen, 1 do not hesitate to say that it will be one of the pleas mt cst books of the year. We are to have a new hotel of the first class built this venr. The estate on School street, owned bv Mr. Joshua reward, nnd occuplrd by him as a livory stable, has been purchased by Mr. Haivey D. Parker, for the sum of $65,000; being almost double what Mr. Seward paid for it but a few jears since. The land is 60 feet front by 120 deep, and e? ntains some 7,200 square feet. On the first of May Mr. Seward will remove, all the buildings now on : the estate will be torn down, nnd Mr. Parker will com mence the erection of a fine building, with a granite front and ol ? ix stories. This building will be used as an hotel' and it is intended that it shall be equal to any establish ment o! the kind in the country. The first floor will be appropriated to dining rooms. The second floor will be divided into beautiful suits of club rooms ; and tho upper floors will be devoted to sleeping rooms. It is proposed to have the interior arrangements of the most perfect kind, and the furniture will be of the most costly de scription. The hotel will be under the charge of Messrs. Parker and Mills. The site is a good one. It is about half way between State street and the State House, with a leaning to the latter, and rery near to the centre I of the town. All around are places famous in historv and romance. Opposite to one end of the street is the "Old South, " the St. Paul's of Ysnkee cocknev land. At the ??. . of lt' aml frontl"g on Tre'mont street, is I fVnK 8 V5*1*1' u,e Bcenp' if no' tho least interesting por tions of Cooper's "Lionel Lincoln," and on the site of which, we may suppose, stood the hou^e where lived Arthur Iummesdale and Roger Chillingworth, so famous in the ' . carlet Letter." From the upper windows of the new hotel the spectator wiH be able to look down upon the oldest graveyard of Boston, where sleep Hester Prynne Mr Dimmesctale, and Job Giav, to say no ?,ther noted characters. Tlie Athenaeum ? ?i I r _TnJ? nbn" ithreo minutes walk* distant, . iUr! l!,,)U,Vb0,ut one' or I'**- and Washington street hut a few hundred steps. If the traveUer should wish to see an evidence of the mutability of fortune, he Tall to7hLn TLt(! hl" h",pI ilnd make a brief walk to the old lYovince House, once the place where the eld colonial a risiocracy gathered around him in great state? for there was an aristocracy here in those times anrl in one respect it resembled our modern aristoejacv? it bad a deal to do with codfish, the catching and curing of which has always been a great business of our first men. As Amsterdsm was said to have be?n founded on bones, so may Massachusetts be said to have a solid basis on the l*>nes of tlio cod. The greatest man that the colony, or province ever had-no less a man than the immortal Hr William Pcpperell, the captor of Loaisburr ? was a f.im<v> fisherman. ALGOMA. Thk Mohmons ani' thrir Wivk8. ? The January numls r of th<> Awthrrn Inlander, a paper published by the Morm< n settlement on Beaver Inland. -In Lake Michl gmt. tays ?Wlmt business h?* Congress or the United : tates with the law concerning marriage? That is a ilo meattc matter or each Stnte, in ivliich each is sovereign. I Hftc? n of the Slate* allow n large portion of their popu ntirn. (the t-lrvfH,) an many wives a* tlieir ma ters 1 pleaae. ami as in.?nv concubines as they en got. A m* | ,< rt'v allow every man to keep as many concubine 1 as he I > n hire, und turn tbem off when lie ple > e* and consign tlifm to poverty and de traction. In all the State* \ast numbers are publicly kept as common prostitutes an 1 ? 1 either Congre** or any other l ower lias been appealed | to. Hut bei-an-e the Mormons in I'tah have, like the : fiiritanr in Ne? Fnpland de'o. mined to bo arovernel by ' li e laws of ( od. they must, forsooth, be refused admis I ,-ion Into the Union. l>oc* not republicanism itself ' iruamnty to Vtnh the right of self-government? Have not they the came ri(ibt ts establish pnigAmy, that Michi gan ha* to prohibit it, and establish duality > Is the re publicanism of America a reality, or is it a false pretence, a.iwindh? Vulhlng can be clearer than that if the people of Utah see flt to institute and practice polvgamv, no power on earth can legally prevent them. The only real difficulty in the matter will arise when those who ha\e been legally married in Utah to a number of wive*, chooee to go witli their wive* to reside iu other States. Marriage in all the State* is a civil contract, and the ge neral rule i?. that if the contract is valid when made. It will be enforced everywhere. Hut this rule i* not uni versal. Conflict* are' likely to grow up on thia question. In the caae of Indians married in their own country, an-1 of a few Turk* and Chinese sojourning for a short time in the Mates, their polygamy h-is been winked at, and the court* have not determined the rule of law in the pre mises. But it i* doubtful whether the same liberality will b? extended to the Mormons. Tn* MrcmoAN Liqron Law Dkcihion. ? The j statement bv telegraph that the Supreme Court ot Micht- ' gan had decided the liquor law of that State to bo con stitutional, i* not correct. The decision waa that ale ana beer are not exempt from the operation of the law. The question of constitutionality was afterward* put, and the result Is that four Judges consider it eonstltu tional, and four unconstitutional. The re*nlt I*, prac tically. to *nnul the law. In those Circuit Conrta pre sided over by Judge* Wing, Pratt, DougUs, and Cope Und, the law will in all cane* be decided unconstitu tional, and inaamuch as the people (who are the com plainant*) have no appeal, the decisions of theae Judges will be Anal. In the remaining circuits, who** Judge < will deride in favor of constitutionality, the defendant in any case can carry hi*ca*e up to the Supreme Court, where the Judgment below will be reverted bv the eon cuiretice of four Judges, the Judge who tr ed tne mm not be ng able to lit. FWWmiI hHW|Mii rmu amj> ooMtr ox nu muui qumtio*. The Obi* resolution* iftiut the Nebraska bill were laid on the table ia the SUte Senate on the ISth inst., to be takea ip when the Senate had nothing eUe to do. The anti-Nebraska State convention of Ohio ia to meet at Columbus on Wednesday next, the 32d boat. The tables of the Ohio Legislature, we should think, would groan under the weight of the numerous Nebraska resolutions which have been, laid upon them. As a kind of oom promise, the following were offered in the House of Representatives on the 16 th Inst.:? Resolved, by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That our Pens tors in Congress be instructed, and our Rep resentative* requested, to insist upon the insertion in any bill for thu organiiation of a Territory, and to support no bill which does not contain the following provisions : ? 1. An explicit declaration of the right of the people, through their Territorial legislature, to form and regu late their local institutions, including the question of slavery, and to exercise the same during the period of their territorial existence, as well aM in the adoption of a Mate constitution. 2. That all executive and judicial officers of the Terri tories shall b? chosen by the qualified electors thereof. 3. That all white male Inhabitants over tweuty-one years of age, including thoae who have declared their in tention to become citixens of the United States, shall be entitled to vote and hold office. 4. That the foregoing rights and powers shall be held and exercised without any executive or congressional con trol whatever. An effigy, labelled " John R. Thompson," was found hanging from one of the trees on the Common, in Tren ton, N. J., on the 11th inat. ? probably in memory of his vote for the Nebraska bill in the Senate. The Columbus, Ohio, State Democrat, an administration paper, says that any one who imaginea that the adminis tration of Franklin Pierco desigus to make the support of the Nebraska bill a test of political orthodoxy, is doomed to a sad disappointment. The Richmond Examiner is exalting over the passage of the Nebraska bill by the Senate, in this way:? "Aboli- j tion, a lawless, rude, vulgar Cyclopian monster, lies pros- j trated, for the time, with mangled limb and rayless eye, the contempt and scorn of every honest man. Tlio exer tions and yells of that crushed and despised faction, are the only impotent evidences of vitality that it cau now exhibit. The fiiuglo.-wi vi|*r can hiss, but it can tot woi nd. The South is now potential in the Senate, omni potent with the President, and the speedy passage of tl e Nebraska bill by the House of Representatives, will demonstrate that we have abolitionism in every form and si. ape under our feet." A large ami enthusiratic meeting of the friends of the N< hrasl.a movement was held in Annapolis, Md., on the t.th Inst. Senator Douglas's r.eck must be growing sore, for they keep hanging him in Massachusetts. He was found dan gling from sn (dm in Cambridge a few mornings since, la belled in hue verba: ? " Stephen Arnold Douglas, hanged for treason to freedom. iSfic Semper Tijrannit. ' ' A meeting of ministers of all denominations in Pitts burg was called, to be holden on the 16th Inst., to protest against the enactmeut of the Nebraska bill. Some women of Alliance, Stark county, Ohio, have in geniously sewed thirty three cent pieces between two sheets of gauze, forming a transparent mat of three or four inches square, and have sent them to Senator Doug las with the following. The letter is signed by some 1 thing over one hundred names: ? 1o Mr. Docoijis, or Illinois, Mooter U. S. Sbnatk? ! Sir? We. the undersigned, wives, mothers, and daugh | ters of Stark count/. Ohio, feoling grateful that our boast 1 ed " l and of the free and home of the brave" Is yet so free that white husbands, sons and brothers, can enjoy their own liberty, beg to present to you the enclosed " thirty pieces of silver" as a testimony of the senti ments we entertain for vour labors in the Nebraska bill. If Judas wai worthy of his reward for betraying one whom he knew had the power to extricate himself from the hands of his crnciflers, then much more are you worthy of this reward, (should no office of emolument be proffered you,) for this betrayal of liberty; for this effort to cast into hands, more brutal than Jewish cruciflers. thousands of unoffending, weak and helpless fathers and mothers, husbands and wives, sons and daughters, accus ed of no infraction of religious or civil law, and whose blood is called for by no maddening populace, but by cold blooded avarice and the foulest passions. Without dwelling upon this horrid picture further, may you receive the " thirty pieoes of silver" herewith sent, as an evidence of the consideration in which we hold you, and ere you follow the last act of Judas, you may repent In deepest sackcloth this most nefariuus betrayal of liberty. THE NEBRASKA QUESTION IN THE OHIO LEGISLATURE. Houdl or Ripm-ootativh, 1 March 16, 1854. J It is with great pleasure I answer your inquiry as to the influence of the Nebraska question, in determining the choice of Mr. Pugh, by the caucus. I have seen, with regret and astonishment, the attempt to discredit Jour statement, which was correct, that no man could ave been nominated for United States Senator, who was not in favor of the bill of Douglas, and unequivocally so. I did not understand you to claim it a? a direct is .ue: but the question was a test; if not with all, with perhaps some thirty democratic members with whom I have con versed, and with most of whom, you are aware, I have had the honor to act, from the first time we cast our votes for Colonel Manypenny. I can speak with certainty for myself and others, that it was a test. If others voted lor Mr. Pugh, without regard to his sentUients on this great question, they voted differently from whet I did; for 1 know a man's views on such subjects before I aid his election. When this matter was discussed In the House, our ft lends did not think it worth the while to say anything for we thought the least said in reply, the better, as it i was an unpleasant subject with some, knowing they hvl i elected a Nebraska man without proper Inquiry. To your questions, then, I answer ? the Nebraska bill did enter into the election of Mr. Pugh. He was known, at least to about thirty of us, to be in favor of it ? and we were in favor of him on account of it. When I say thirty, I mean those who voted originally for Mr. Many penny ; for there were others I could name, who voted for Pugh becanse they knew him to be soun lon that question. I cannot htate how many voted for Mr. Pugh on this account ; but I happen to know enough of the ar rangements to know that he could not have been elect ed without he hail favored the principles of the Douglas bill. Von c:-.n use this as you please. 1 have conversed with m..>'j tcUow-itieii.lx'ra, and iliey coincide with what I say. Wc approve of your course, aud confirm your statements. : Your.', with respect, R. CAMPBELL. NEBRASKA MF.ETINO IN COSHOCTON, OHIO. A metting waa cal.ed at Coshocton, Ohio, lust week, to express i entiroents aud pass resolutions iu opposition to llic Nebraska bill now before Congress. Speeches were ! made, nnd refolutlons were otiered; but as they did not \ ext res* the sentiments of a majority of those congrega | ted, they were voted down, aud the following adopted In their stead : ? Wbeieas, The principle which lies at the foundation of our republican form of government declares that " all government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed;" and whereas, the right and capaelty of the 8o<ple, as the source of all power, to decide upon all ques lons a fleeting their welfare, is peculiarly the doctrine of a democratic government ; and whereas, the history of Con frcssional interference iu the domustic affairs of different oca cities bar not only proved abortive iu either establishing or preventing the introduction of ne^rro slavery into the territories of the United States an against the decision of the people of those territories, but on tho contrary, has been productive of much mischief, by laying the foundation of sectional agitation? Therefore, Resolved. That tho federal government Is one of limited pewers ; and that Consross has no right to oxorei >c powers not specifically granted hy the oonstitutloa ; that the exercise of dont tful powers Is an infraction of the rights of the people and States, dangerous to the permanence of the confederacy ; and that toe constitution has not delegated to Congress tLe ri ;ht to establish or prohibit slavery in any of the Territories of the United States: and that, as they are the Joint property of the several State*, acquired by their ' united action, and by the expenditure of their common blood I and treasure, they are entitled to t!i? governments organized , upon the theory of the federal compact, leaving the people - thereof to enact such law*, in relation to their domestic | Institutions, as thoy inny doom most conducive to their wel fare. Roeolved, That the hill of Senator Douglas, as amended, recognises the sound principles of policy above enumerated, wherein it declare* that the Hth section of the so-called Mis souri compromise " being iuconsisteut with the prinoiple of ? on -intervention by Congress with slavery in the States and Tcrritrries as recognixed by tho legislation of 1890," is In operative and \ old, It being the true Intent and meaning of i this (Nebraska) act not to legislate slavery into any Terri tory or State, nur to exclude it therefrom, bnt to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their do mestic institutions, in their own way, snbjeot only to the constitution jl the t'nited States. Resolved, iff at as the people have the Inalienable right, at all times, to govern themselves; and as the science of govern ment. like other sciences, i e progressive in its nature, there f re all laws, w.. ether called compromises or otherwise, are m.lject to repeal whenever the people demand suoh repeal. involved, That the passage oi said bill, settling as it docs row and f< r ever tl.e control of theso questions By the peo ; p!e. not only eflc< tnslly pnts * stop at the present time to | ft at agitation which lias already more than once threatened I tlie existence of our glorious Union, hut prevents its reeur I renee upon future occasions, when, in the progressive dove ' lufetnents of the dertiny of our republic. Territories now un ! tier despotic rnlo will seek our Union and protection. Resolved. Tl.at we rcccgnt, e In those now singing praises I to t! e ro called ?'MlssourrVompromWe," the same who but a Hl-ort ?>me flnce denounced that inaaioiro As A ''ItMU wi;h tl t devil," ti e " ?um of all inlauttles;" and that th?!f Affec t i tis f'?r It >v ,v bays the fame ofject their d"nun i " tlons had | then.vir.; tl.f ! t!llrii?|C up cf a pnlftleal party by tho enmhi j ns'loii cf leitlcnal factions. which object we. as national ; dear erats. now. always as heretofore, will oppose In every | legitimate jrenner. THE COMI-ACT OF 1S21 SUSTAINED TN MISSOURI. TFiom the l'arls (Mo.) Mercury. Feb. 23.1 , A dt-clsion on the right of free negroes emigrating from other States to Missouri, was delivered hy the county ' court of Monroe county at its late February term, Justices Cam pell and Ilerndon on the bench. Arrastead, a free negro, represented to be of good moral character, emi grated to this State from Virginia aome three or four yeara ago, and applied to the county court and obtained a license to reside In Monroe county, under the provisions of the statute made and provided. Recently proceeding* were commenced in the aforesaid court for the purpose of revoking the license of said free negro: alleging, as a cause for rovocal. that he had emigrates to this Stat* from the State of Virginia in violation of the statute of 1847, which declare* tlu?t no froe negro or mulatto ahall cone to this Stale under any pretencc whatever. A mo tion waa filed moving the court to dismiss the proceed ing*, bccauie the statute of prohibition waa unconstitu tional and void; that the fftatnte was enacted in violation Of the solemn compact entered into with the Cong??*' of tli* United 8tates by Missouri upon her admission Into the Union. The queition sras elaborately and ably argued hy Jams* Carr and W. J. Howell Kitqa. Mr. Oarr contended that the proceedings should be sustained and tho licen*e re voked, because the prohibitory statute was constitutional and proper. Major Howell contended that Missouri waa bound by her own solemn compact and agreement, by which *ne has pledged herself never to pass any law pro hibiting any citixen of any one of the States of thl* Vui<m froia emigrating to Missouri, and enjoying all the privi leges of like class in this Stat*. The court sustained the motion and dismissed the proceedings, declaring that tho Legislature of this State had no right to disregard and to violate the solemn compact entered into by Missouri in order to be admitted a* a Stve of the American confe deracy; and therefore that the act probiting free negroes and mulattoe* from emigrating to th* State waa uncon atltntlonal and void. Ov Weektogtee Owtiup? Viaooiw, Kw*k IT, 1M4. 9he Jf?? HmmpMrt MUetion?MfKl aftke Ifmm in WuK ingtm ffirMh Down ? Administration Polief? Otxmd Lmmi Jobbing Compiraey, <te. Tho revolt la New Hampshire baa paralysed the admin istration. Ike organ la dumb? the Sentinel U oMoaeated ? Marey la thnntoratruek, and Cashing is completely j befogged. Marey aaya all thia la due to Doiglw, and to i hia being in aueh ad d harry for the Baltimore Convention of IBM; Cashing says by Q? d he believes bow there will not be another national Baltimore demo cratic convention. The President says he la not respon sible ? he did not make Nebraaka a tost in New Hamp shire; and if Edmund Bnrke and the whig* did, it oould not be helped ? let them make the most ef it, the blasse j cannot fall upon the administration . They did not make i it a tost. Oh no! On the other hand, there are Southern men who say that it was the dodging, and shirking and shuffling of the administration and its organs at Washington, Boston, and Concord, which completed the demoralisation of the democracy In New Hampehlre, and rendered their power to redeem the administration entirely out of the ques tion. Others say that the President does not really re gret the result in New Hampshire ? that he expected it? that the postponement of the bill in the House was in tended to make Nebraaka the tost question In the Granite Hills, with a view to the final defeat of the bill, and the swamping of Cass and Douglas. But what is to be done now ? The bill is to be killed, either by a coup de grate or by protracted torture over a slow Are. It will moat probably be referred to the Com mittee of the tVhole on the State of the Union, which will be equivalent to sending it Into Coventry. If It passes at all it will most likely be with such amendments and changes an will render it perfectly obnoxious to the Senate. The Homestead bill may be tacked on to it; an'l the Badger clause, which excludes aliens from the right of suffrage in the new territories, will certaiuly be badgered out of the bill. I think it aJmo.it certain that the repeal of the Missouri compromise, either in the House or between the two houses, will fall to the ground this | session. A large proportion of the House members be lieve that the agitation is now up in such a palpable shape as can only be quieted on the bat* Is of the constitution ; but there are many who are not yet quite prepared to face the music. Some men begin to suppose that the London consulate, the Havana consulate, and the mission to Chill, and such places, may possibly be had now without voting for Ne- I braska. We shall see. The faithful are in a transition state upon the subject; but the South say, now that the question is up, it must be mot ahd finally adjusted. Be tween the two stools ? North and South ? the administra tion has already fallen through, aud the bill will be very apt to go by the board in the same way. We have it reported that the Western Railroad job bers in the House, aided by the combined powers of the lobby, have formed a conspiracy for the defeat of even the necessary government appropriations, unless their land grants are allowed them. This will account for the struggle upon the Peficicncy bill, and especially upon the item for the New York Assay Office. And the worst of it is, if the landed conspiracy hold out, they m:iy bring the House to terms. Mr. Calhoun was right. The public plunder has brought the government to a degree of corruption which cannot be much longer continued, or much further extended, without breaking it up. P. [Correspondence of the Charleston Courier.] Wamhiwtoh March 9, 1854. The Landed Estate of Mrs. Gwin in 7kms ? Richard P. Robinson '* Agency in its Recovery. The good fortune which has recently befallen the esti mable lady of Senator Owin, of California, is a topic of much remark in social circles here. The circumstances under which this lady has received a very considerable 1 accession of property are of such an interesting and : even romantic character that an allusion to them may not be considered out of place. It seems that Mrs. Owin was first married to a Mr. I<ogan, an extensive : landowner and trader in Texas. During the revolution ary troubles in that State, while Mrs. Logan was so journing in Kentucky with her friends, Mr. Logan sud denly died without leaving a will. By the law of Texas a widow is entitled to succeed to the entire property of her deceased husband. The estate of Mr. Logan was, how ever, administered upon by his partner, who sold most of the property without regard to the rights of the widow. Although Mrs. Logan and her friends were satisfied that she had been defrauded of her property, she did not deem it advisable to prosecute her claim in the courts of Texas in the then disturbed condition of affairs in that country. After her marriage with Dr. Gwin, however, she urred him to take measures to recover this property; but the Doctor, partly from motives of delicacy and partly be- j cause his attention was engrossed by his own business, neglected to take any steps in the matter. In this posi tion the affair stood until the Doctor's arrival at New York from California, last fall. When in New York an ' annonymous letter was placed in his hand, signed : ' "Justice," the writer of which stated that under a recent deciKion of the 8upreme Court of Texas, Mrs. Gwin was , clearly entitled to a large amount of landed property in | that State. Not knowing, of cour3e, what reliance to place upon such a statement, coming from an anony mous source, the Doctor concluded to let the matter stand until he should meet with Senator Rusk, of Texas, I from whom ho might obtain information which would ba more satisfactory. Senator Rusk did not arrive in Washington until after the aession was somewhat advanced. Immediately after hia arrival the matter was mentioned to him, and he fully confirmed all the statements of the letter, and further announced that a distinguished lawyer of Texas had come on to Washington for the express purpose of consulting with Er. Gwin in regard to taking proper steps to secure the |n>FnesBl<m of this property. At a subsequent inter view. this legal gentleman stated that by the old liw o! Texas, an administrator was obliged to renew his bond every year. The administrator of Mr. Ixjgan had failed to do this, and his sales were made after tiic expiration of n year from the time when he entered upon his duties, fcnd wen consequently void. The Supreme Court had lately decided that this old law was now in full force, and under this decision Mrs. Gwin's right to the property thus sold, is indisputable. The property in question con sists of from 50.000 to 100,000 acres of land, worth from two dollars to twenty dollars per acre. It is not the least singular circumstance in this case, that there is reason to believe that the writer of the ano nymous letter referred to, was Richard P. Robinson, who, some years ago, attained notoriety from his connection with the mysterious tragedy of the murder of Helen Jewett, in New York. Robinson now resides in Texas, and he hss been heard to express feelings of gratitude to wards Dr. Gwin for his kindness to him some years ago. when, an outcast from society, be was wandering in Mis sissippi. Dr. Gwin does not remember this circumstance, but ft seems that Robinson does, |nd has availed himself of sn opportunity to return remembered kindness. It is a remarkable coincidence that Robinson's present wife is also indebted to the kindness of Mrs. Gwin for assistance some years ago, when she was in trouble. It was in pro secuting a claim of his wife's, to some property In Texas, that Robinton ascertained the poBitiou of Mrs. Gwin's es tate. The circumstances connected with this affair invest it with all the attractions of fiction. It is a gratifying re flection, however, to tho friends of a lady who Is deserved ly admired and respected, that this history, though strange as 9ction, is nevertheless true. Miner s Strike in Ccmbkri.anp, Md. ? A Pro position TO SrfTTlB. ? Early this week each of the member* of the Agenta's Association received a Utter signed "By order of the Committee of the Miners," inviting a meet ing at this place to morrow, with a ylew to try ani wt*l? the difficulty* growing not of the strike. Accordingly a meeting of the Association has been called, to hear what propositions 'Will be made. We must confess we hare but little hope that this meeting will be productive of any beneficial results, unless the rate of wages offered by the agent* is acceded to. They havo taken their position before the world, and we are confidently of the opinion will never, under any circumstances, and particularly nfier wliat has recently transpired, recede from it. All that is left to the miners is either to accept the rates offered, or quietly leave for other regions, where they can obtain the rates demanded. ? Cumberland Journal, March 17. Moral Suasion vb. Prohibitory Law At a convention of temperance men, held at Woodstock, Vt., on Monday week, the following resolutions among others, was adopted : ? Resoh ed, That we believe the cause of temperance has declined t ince the enactment of the present stringent lnws fi.r its support; and that to recover the ground already loht by ill legislation upon this subject, it is n? ce^sary to drive the question altogether from the politi cal arena, and to return to the good old way of con vincing men of the error of their ways by the power of i reason. : Mormon Currency. ? We have Been a gold coin of the currency which circulates in the City of the Saints, j This Mormin coin is rather thinner than a five dollar ! K<>Id piece of our currency, is not milled on the edge, and . the Hcrnrfs And letters on tt Bre but poorly stnmped. On ? me side is a representation of two clasped hands, with the figures 1JWC bcm ntli them, an! the word* "five dol lars" srontid the idge. Above the hands, and around the edge aie the letters "C. 8. U C. I*. C.:" which raiy j be translated "Coin of Salt Lake City, Public Currency." On the other side a representation of a cap shaped like a bishop's mitro, and underneath it an eye, verv badly en ? [raved, with the words "Holiness to the Lord" surround ng the central figures. A Daring Robbery in Washinotob. ? One of the most atrocious robberies that we have heard, was committed in our city yesterday. Mias McNeill, daugh ter of Gen. John McNeill, deceased, and a niece of Presi dent Pierce, was met in one of the public streets by a ruffian, knocked down, and robbed of her purse, contain ing about thirty dollars, certificates of stocks amounting to about two thousand dollars, and a valuable diamond pin. The blow was so severe that she was rendered in sensible, and whilst in this condition, was robbed. We understand that she was much Injured, but are glad that her injury is not dangerous. This bold robbery took place about 8 o'clock, P. M., in one of the public streets, and the robber succeeded in making hi* escape. ? Wcuk ingtcn L'nxon, March 10. Tim Fugitive oonk to Canada. ? The Racine Adrocalf says: ? We regret to be obliged to inform the friends of Glover that It was deemed unsafe for him to re main in this republican country, and that by this time he is safe in Canada, under the protection of a monarchy. I Domritk Miscellany. A tr'al was had ast week at PottsvlUe. In wh ch James f. Morris, the officiating Catholic prie -t at Tamaqua, was convicted of an aasault and battery upon Bernard Oi lespte. A quarrel occurred between Gllespie and the priest, accompanied with blows. Afterwards Gilespie's pew was rented to another man, th ugh Q. had paid for it. When he came to occupy it, a dispute arose again, and Giles le was i nt out by com man. 1 of the priest. Mor ris was convicted of the assault aad battery, and fined $W. Th* others, who acted at Jtf* command, were fined each fft and fosts. H (from the 9t Loci* Repoblicaa, Mart* 14 ) It in Lnown thjit this g?D?U?*n kti attempted U tha trip across the coon try, through th ? rnnrhsina* Mil, to California, in th* viator, to toat Ha practicability for a railroad route. It ?U in the vicinity of thU put, a few year* ago, that hi* party met with anch terrible reverse*. For his enterprise in thla matter, which la un dertaken at hia individual expenae, he de? rve* th* ac knowledgment* of the eosunaaity. Until a few daya ago, wa had received no information from him or hia party. It will be remembered that at the outatt Colonel Fremont waa token tick, and returned from the Mlaaouri to thla city, where he remained aome time, la the meanwhile hia party preceded hia to the plain*. Lord Fttswilllam, who returned a few day* ago from the Plain*, inform* an that he arrived at Bent'* House*, situated about two mile* below the River de lo* Animoi, a tributary of the Arkansas, at the Point of Rocks in the a Timber, on the same day that Colonel Fremont left, did not see or *peak to him. . At Bent'* House* he learned that the Colonel had lost, at Salt Creek, on the Crow river, seven animals, and afterward* had five mora stolen from him by the Cheyenne*. These Indian* subsequently laid they stole them, supposing they belonged to the Delaware* in the Colonel'* party. They offered to give them up, but the C< ionel refused to receive them. Hi* party, before he overtook them, had consumed most of h 1 1 pro visions? at leant 1 i*t portion most desirable for the Plains ? and he wan o<>. ipeUed to recruit in horse* and provision* at the Bent's i louses. The impression was that his men, who had beeii encamped at Salt Creek some time before hi* arrival, had destroyed most of hia provision* for the The tact nnow which Lord Fttswilliam met with waa at Petty Enc.nn pment, about 140 miles from the "Fontaine qui Brulelle creek," down the mountains. This gentle man ha* vlsite<l much of the Oregon and Washington territory, Puget's Sound, and Vancouver's Ialand, and as he is familiar with Western life, has been able -to make many u*efai observation*. He is on hi* return to England. Interesting to Military Disbursing Officer*. All inter** ted in military disbursement* of money on government account, will be interested in the following '? general orders": ? GENKKAL ORDKK8, NO. 4. Wa* Dbpartxknt. Adjutant Grxbrai.'s Omns 1 Washington, March 8, 1844. J 1.*The following regulation has been received from the War Department, and ia published for the information o ' u 11 concerned : ? War DKPAmrtTT, March 7, IflM The Treasury Department having provided, by arrsiugo ment with the Assistant Treasurer* at various point i. epositories of security for funds in the hands or di.i ursing officers, all disbursing officers are directed to ? vail themselves a* far as possible of this arrangement, by depositing with the Assistant Treasurers such funds ni are not wanted for immediate use, and drawing the same in convenient sums, as wanted. It i* enjoined upon the heads of bureaus to en ieuvor, ly careful attention to the condition of disb'irxln? offi cers' accounts, and by timely remittances, to obviate the necessity of any purchases on credit. These remittances can be made either to the disbursing officer himself, or, under the recent arrangement, to any Assistant Trea surer, to be held.subject to the disbursing officers' checks or drafts; and as there are Assistant Treasurers in the principal commercial cities upon whom the disbursing officers can draw, if provision be made as herein stated, all officers are prohibited from making drafts upon any officer or other person except the Assistant Treasurer. JEFFERSON DAVIS, Secretary of War. 2. The decision of the War Department, of May 22, 1850, against the eligibility of non-commissioned ttaff officers to the appointment of ordnance sergeant, has been annulled by instructions dated February 1, 1851. The regimental non-commissioned staff will hereafter be considered " of the line of the army, " within the mean ing of the act of April 5, 1862, and, as such, entitled to the benefits provided for such other sergeant* of the line, by the 2d section of said act. 8. The military post near El Paso will be hereafter known as Fort Bliss; and that recently established at Santa Barbara, New Mexico, as Fort Thorn. By order of the Secretary of War, S. COOPER, Adjutant Oenetal. Poor Hoffman. ? We cat the following melan choly piece of intelligence from one of our exchange papers:? Who, that has ever read the clever sketches of Forest Life, and the popular poems of Charles Fenno Hoffman, will not be paiued to learn that tbii onee gifted ehild of genius, and popular American author, ii now an inmate of the Penn sylvania State Lunatic Asylum, near Harriibnrg? a pitiful ease of incurable insanity f We lear from the Harrisburg Herald that he was taken there some six week since, from one of the Maryland institutions; and although at times he appears dreadfully excited, yot a ray of reason will momen tarily flit through his shattered intollect, and, as the elo quent language of a gifted sonl falls from his lips, and reaohes the ear of the awe-stricken visiter, a tear of sympa thy will involuntarily gather in his eye for the fate of the un fortunate maniac !? What the cause of the unfortunate malady may have been we are unable to say. The cose of Hoffman's insanity ia constitutional; though of a fine, hearty, robust nature, anil of a naturally strong constitution, yet he is as sensitive aa a woman of the keenest susceptibilities. The loss of his leg com pelled him to a semi-sedentery life, which mast hare been extremely irritating to one of his nervous tempearamont. Some six years since he first gave signs of his mental aberration, and was confined a few months in an insane asylum in Philadelphia. By proper treatment he reco vered his health, and was appointed by General Taylor t o a profitable and responsible situation in the State Depart ment, which he filled but little over a year before he was seized by hia last incurable attack. At the time of his attack, he was on the point of being married to the only daughter of John L. Schoolcraft, by his flrtt wife, a Canadian half-lireed. Mr. Hoffman is half brother of the Hon. Ogden Hoffman, the present Attorney Qeneral of our State. ? Sunday Courier. A White Bot Recovered from the Caman ? The Chickasaw Intelligencer of the 11th ult., (pub lislieU at 1'ost-oak Grove, in the Choctaw Nation,) says Mr. A. V. Brown and others, who started last fall on a trading expedition into the Camanche country, have just returned, in a most destitute situation, in regard to pro visions. Tlioy were compelled to eat ri ots, and even horse flesh, to sustain life, previous to reaching Fort Ar bucklc. We have not yet soon any of the party, but learn that they have brought in several horses and mules, together with a white boy, whom they purchased from the Camanches. It appears that the boy's father, mo ther. sister and brother, started from somewhere in Texas ? our informant could not give the name, or the place whence they started ? for California, through Mex ico. When in Mexico, the father and mother died. Some kind and benevolent Spaniards undertook to bring the children back to their friends, in Texas, when they were met by a party of Camanches, robbed and taken prisoners. The boy has not teen his brother and aister since shortly after they were taken prisoners. We think it probable, says the Mobile Advertiser, that there are some inaccuracies in the above statement res pecting the boy's relatives, and that he is one of the sons of Mih. Wilson, the lady who, it will be recollected, escaped from the Indians and was taken to Santa Fe, and whose two boys were captives to the Camanches. Shocking Traokdy in Cincinnati. ? Man Mur dered Last Night. ? It is well known to many of our read em that the German Freemen are in the habit of meeting in the Freemen's Hall on the corner of Mercer and Vine : streets every night, to drink lager beer and ale and hold 1 social conversations. Last evening a party were thud ! assembled in companies of three and four persons at a table, one of the companies consisted of the Treasurer of the Society, Charles Aprends, Charles Froehlich and ? ? ? Gearman, all of whom were talking about the use of pis i tols in a joking manner. In the course of the converse 1 tion Aprends said to Froehlich, "Let us go out and each i taking hold of the end vf (k handkerchief see who shoots j best, the Rupsi&pfe or the Austrian!. " (,ha 'orBW Wag a Prussian and the latter an Austrian). The challenge 1 was accepted and the parties retired into an adjoining | room to get the pistols from a desk, which no one had ac cess to but Aprends. In a few minutes the explosion ! of a pistol was heard, and a rush was made by the mem i bers to learn the cause. Froehlich ran out of the room , and met them, and oxclaimed, " Aprends was afraid to j shoot, it is his treat." The room being dark a light was struck, and Aprends was seen lying on the floor with a lighted cigar in his mouth and a large horse pistol ( heavily loaded in his hand ; on being turned over he was < found to be dead and his breast covered with blood. An 1 other horse pistol unloaded was lying near his head. Froehlich was then arsested by some of the members of the Society and taken toward the Station House as far as Fifteeth street, when lie broke loose from them and made his escape. ? Cincinnati Gcuetle, March 10. Hotorical 8<wtkty or PK*ff8vi.vAWu.? In the proceed ings of this society on Monday evening, the 13th injtant, fa regular meeting.) reported in the North Amrricm, we find the follow ing: ? 'Hie librarian gave notice that Mr. John C. Pevereaux, of New York, who last year had been requested by the Executive Committee to read before the society a paper entitled " The Historical claims of William Penn," would be present at the next meeting (March 37) and comply with the request." This paper was read before the New York Historical So* ciety on April 4th last. The invitation to Mr. iMvereaux .to repeat the reading at Philadelphia, waa given immedi ately afterwards. ?iftlTIHE INTELLIGENCE. Movements of Ocean Steamer*. IKAVW for DAT*. City of Glasgow.... Li rfrpool. . . . . , Philadelphia.... Mar 1 Pacific Liverpool New York Mar I Africa IJverpool New York Mar 11 Star of the West.. .New York San Joan....... Mar 20 George Law New York ... . . Aspinwall Mar 20 Asia New York Liverpool Mar 22 City of Glasgow Philadelphia.. IJverpool Mar 25 Washington New York . , . . . Bremen Mar 26 City of Glasgow.. ..Philadelphia. ..Liverpool Mar 20 Crescent City New York Hav k NUrl'ns. Mar 27 Arabia Boston Liverpool Mar 20 Arctie New York Liverpool Apl 1 Africa New York Liverpool.. Apl 6 North Star New York Aspinwall Apl 6 Curlew New York Berm. A St Thos.Apl 7 Franklin New York Havre Apl 8 tar -dll packages and letUri intended for the Niw Yoax Herald i Mould be tealed. AIJU1UC FOR raw YORK ? TEDS BAT. WW MOB 0 04 I MOOR Rim ?OR Mm 0 12 I HiflH WATER Port of New York, Monk 19, ISM. ARRIVED. Steamship Crescent City, H Weadls, Nsw Orleans March 11, and Havana Uth, with molasses, sugar, tobaceo, and W passengers, to M O Roberts. . Steamship Ruanoke, Skinner, Norfolk, Ac, with mdse and psssengers, to I.ndlam A Pleasants. ?aw tain* i|iM Bs=sasae^ asS/' 1 maRMtir^esfflgsigje ; EEs SSxtxpfi *s jnunri ISM Uu burthen; her Urk*tr4 qurt? Ul kaoa boraed it blowing h.ary at the UM Mi Mb ?wt bar sua* ..Bark Xllia Barae (of BocmaAa). IT etltngt on, Oteafaefoa. la day?, wltk it|W aad mImm, to Taoker Ml Light BHg Wm M Spear (of Boatoa), Lanahor, Nearitaa, ? tap, wHh molaaeee, it.it Tkomaa Owam A So a. . Scbr Sarah A Jail* (of Baekaport), Doaae, Jeremie, Ha#4L U Iw. witk eoht, logwood, Ao, to A C Boaalra A Co. Iw? 7, og it Nloholaa Halo, *aw brig Ooa Footer. fro* i? Ceree for BoaUa. Bohr Viola, Lawreaoe, Bddoatoa, NC, 5 da ye Steamer Mt Savage, Part, Baltimore , SO koari. BELOW. A brig from Porta Bleo, aakaowa. 8AILKD. Br ehipo Camloden Caatle, Lir.rpool; Flora, Leadea. Wind darlag tho day WNW aad fraah. [?' """ffSJKSSSKSU Herald Marin* OarrMfOdAMHa. PHILADELPHIA, March 19,4 PM-Arr brig. Myra, Pal lor, Bo?toa;Qaooa of tho Soath, Chapman. Proridanoo; ookra Cora, Brown. Boetoa; B L Tay, Cain, NTork; J BaaUag, Weaver, Tall Blver. A largo (toamihlp 11 aanoanood U having oatorod DoU ware Bay oarly thle morning, whlok oaanot ho othor tkaa tho City of Giaagow, frbm Liverpool lit inat, now fmlly dao. She haa a largo cargo aad SSO paaeoagr re. ieth-Cld brig Quean or tho Booth. Chapman, Nary Bay; echre Geo F.ng, Thatohor, Mayagaoi: J B Oloror, Orier. Boston; Mall, Crowoll, ProTidoaco; T Tucker, Miliar, Hart ford. Dt Maters. Bn Babx Wat*, of and for Dublin from SfmuL with timber, ?i abandoned Feb 13, in 1*1 38, lon 46 M, and her captain and crew landed at Falmouth, I, M lilt, kj the Ernestine, from New Orleans. The W had heavy (alee and rudder broken, and on Feb 6 wai itraek by a hoavy H* whleh made her leak badly. One of the pumpo buret liter * week. A Babx wai reported at Boston 18th, aihore on Goorge'e III and. Sloop Mount Horr., Phillip*, from Taunton for Hew York, with a cargo ef shovels and nails, (track on a rook In Taantoa river on lMh inet, and immediately filled With wa ter and innk. She will be railed in a day or two, and tawed back to Tannton for repair*. Notice to Manners. [Official] Omen or thi Mexican Boundaxy Svbtbt, > March 15, 1S54. I Sir? The latitude of the month of the Rio Grande, deter mined by myself by observation on 134 pairi of (tan, liMV dec 67 m 21 e.8. The longitude, determined under my direetion by Aidit anti Gardner and Clark, by ohaervatione on the moon aMl moon-culminating etara, running through four lunations, in. W of Greenwich, oh 38m 30s. 13. Some of the mapa in nee have thle poaitlon correotly InM down, others have it many miles ont of the way. Asia la a subject of immediate intereat to navigators, I reoommead that the above determination be published. I am, very re spectfully, your obedient servant, W. H. EMORY. The Hon Robert McClelland, Secretary of the Interior. Whalemen, Arr at New Bedford, Maroh 10, bark Anadir, Swift, North Pacific Ooean, Honolulu Nov 13. Wytootaoke Deo 9, with 2, 600 bSls wh oil and 14,000 lbs bone. Sent home and said 600 bbls wh oil. Has also oil and bone on freight. Reports at Wytootaoke Dec 9. Zone, Marston, FH, 75 sp slnee leav ing tne Is; California, Wood, NB, for Freneh Rook and home; Amaton, Barber, FU, for New Zealand; Remulaa, Baker, NL, for home; Gratitude, Cornell, NB, forTaim huano; Veniee, Harris, NL, for home; Awashonks, Lau rence FalmoutS, for New Zealand and home. Jfan 15. Staten Island Nw 20 miles spake ship George Washington, Allen, of Wareham, for North Paoifie, clean. (Capt A re ported Deo 4, Louisa, Green, NB, 30 sp; SSth, Levi Star buck, Jernegan, do 7A an; Robt Edwards, Keitoy, do 3M sp, Hibsrnia, Honeywell, ao 80 sp on board; Oregon, Eldrl4go, FH, clean; Gov Troup, Milton, NB, 20 sp; Othello, Beelnr man,do210sp; Hobomok, Childs, Falmouth, clean; Fami ne, Stanton, do do; Adeline Glbbs, Pomeroy, FH. do). Jan 36, lat 3PK 9. lon ? 18 W, Zenas Coffin, Rosa, 65 day* from Nant for North Pacific. Arr at do 17th, ship Hillman, Cook, Ochotsk Sea, Owyhee, Nov 18. Society Islands Deo 30. with 2,500 bbls wh ail and 31,000 lbs bone. Sold and sent home 1,000 bbls wh, 180 da sp oil, and 30.000 lbs bone. Reports, Jan 20, lat 57 263. lon 71 28W, signalised Arab, Copeland FH; 24th, lat 53 473, lea 63 llW. Clarlce. Gilford, NB, 92 ds ont, olaan, all weU; 3&h, lat 40 158, lon? W, A R Tucker, Smith, of Dartmouth; Fahll lat 37 25S. lon 44 20W, spoke Black Eagla, Ludlow. SH. 1,001 wh; 2d, lat S7 14S, lon? W, Roiooe, Gilford, NB.TSde oat, clean, all wall. Heard from Jan 27. no lat, Ae, Gaselle, Upham, Nant, 50 sp At St Helena Jan 17, Draco, Kimball. NB 1,100 sp. At St Catharines Jan d, Alfred, Dexter, NB, olaan. Arr at Stanley Harbor, Falkland Islands, Jan 24. Stepha nie, Terry, of and far New Bedford, 60 sp sinoo leaving Maul; put in for water. Heard from Jan 3, lat 363, lon 8W, (near Tristan d'Aonn ba), Champion, Pease, of Edgartown, ISO bbls wh. Arr at Holmes' Hole March 10, ship Three Brothers (of Nantucket), Adams, Honolulu Nov 8) Wytootaoka Do* T, ? with 2,300 bbls (20 sperm) oil. Sent home 1.000 bbls who* an the voyage, for Edgartown. Reports at Wytootaoke Mag nolia, Cox, N B, to erusa; Julian, Cleveland, do for Talsa huano, to refit; Chandler Prioe, Taber, do to orniaa aad home; Tybee. Barber. Ston, to oruise; Alfred Glbba. Jen ney, N B, had taken 00 bbls since leaving Sandwioh I el** da; Gen Scott, Fisher, FH, had boat eapsised on a reef and ana man drowned; Navy, Norton, NB, for Talcahnana; to refit. Jan 23, off River Plate, spoke Pantheon, Hasard, tit, H days out, olean, and supplied her with a boat, she tamaa lost two in * gale when two days out. 8fokbr? Jan 21, Staten Land N 30 miles, Wm Thempeoa, White, of *nd 79 daya from N Bedford for Sandwioh Islands, 10 bbls sperm; (Capt W spoke 3 days prev 150 miles N or Staten Land, Robin Hood, McUinley, from Sa*dwtah Islands, of and for Mystic.) No data, off Callao, Courier, Howland, NB, 1,000 sperm. Earch 15, lat 36%, lon 71, was seen a whale ship s tearing S W, showing a blue, red, and white aignal. Foreign Ports. Aw Jisn? Passed Jan 1, bark Al*, Remington, frem Bhaag baefor NYork. Asrwisr ? Arr Feb 24, Roohnmbo**, Stackpole, NYerk. In port March 1, Talleyrand, Swaoey, for NOrlaaaa; JoMSy Ltnd, Bunoa, and Helicon, Gooding, for N Van Bbwieii? Arr Fab 28, Patriot, aad PhilSaelphia, NYerk. Bbibtol ? Cld Maroh 2, Joeephine, Bornholm, v'Yerk. Arr nt the Pill 1st, Albatross, Tiiloaln, Bristol for MoMU (and sld 2d). Bobdeavx ? Sld from Royan Feb 24. Johanna Heppw, N York; 27th, Meteore, San Francisco; Mary Morrill, Kinsman^ N Orleans. CuxHAvan? Arr Feb 27. Haaover, Peters, Norfolk. CAnnirr? Arr March 3. ships M do Embll, Peroy, Havre; Sierra Nevada, Foeter, London. Peal ? Passed Fsb 25, La viola, from Shields for Philn delphia, ^ Gnxxit oox? Arr Feb 33, Indus, Kelly, and Zetland, Nor den, St John, NB; 27th. Nova Sootian.Tre'ry, do. HArnx? Arr March 1, steamship Franklin, Wotton. V York ship St Nicolas, Bragdon, do. Sld Feb 3). F >re*t City, Allen, nnd Harriet A Jessie, Milton, do; March 1, Pew hatan Myers; Grotto, Stewart, and Cheshire, Rich, da; Na than Hanau, Josselyn. NOr leans. Adv Jos Holmes, Satellite, Plymouth, Seine, Powhata*, Sarah G Hyde. Cheshire, Samoset, Loohinvar, Ooean Queen, Franklin (s). Metropolitan, John Wesley, and Milwaakio, foe NYork; Mulhouee, Vanoluse, Henry Pratt, Manchester, Fortitnde, and Chlmborato. for NOrfeans. Hambubo ? Sld Feb 20. Humboldt, Panlsan, NYork. Liverpool? Arr off March 3, ships Msrr Ward, Little, from NOrleans (with mainmast snrnng); Kate Howe, Nor crost, and Northampton, Reed, from do. Sld 3d, Idas, Churchill. Bnoksport. 3d, Star of Empire. Brown, Boston. Lord m? Cld Feb 27, Adjuster, Hutohinson, Ooelong aad Mel ourne Mabbeilleo? Cld prev to Feb 27 Edna, Harvey, NYork. Sld 26th, Elisabeth Means, Phlnney, Messina. Milton Haver? Put into Feb 28, Bella Donna, Riehnrds, from Newport for NYork. Nbwpost? Cld March 2. ships Edw Everett, Qunby, Portsmouth, Va; H H Boody, Snow, NOrleans. Pekahth Roapo? Sld Maroh 2, John Rutledge, Morrison (from Liverpool), Charleston. Queenstowm? Sld Fob 38, Argylo,* Burton (from the Clyde), Boston. * Siiieldo? Arr March 2, Medomak, Livingston, London. Smyrna ? Sld Fab 1^ Nevada. Polleys, Boston. Singapore ? Sld Jan 14, ship Sooloo, Abbot, M*ail*.* Sf? ALbAwa? 0? 24, Mary, from , for NOrie***. Home Ports. BALTIMORE? Arr March 17, schr Richard Borion. B*k or, Fall River. Cld ship Alexander, Bain Livoiwoel ; sehro Henry T Wood. Williams, Fall River; Roxbury, Niokoreen, NYork; Harriet, Littlejohn, Portland; Elliooti. Diseesway, NYork; Ontario. Sawyer, Pembroke, Me. sloop Ellen, Weo? ster, Newport; steamer Caledonia, Morley, NYork. BOSTON? Arr Mareh 18. AM, bark Oak, Rvdet, Phlladel l.?, .... ....... ?. flying. ^whe steam er R B Fortes will go to her asslntanee. Cld ships Ooorcs Turn<r, Mcl.ellsn, Havana; Bell Rock, Pendloton. do (Id clearance, destinatio n changed); barks Juno, Katon, Man sanilla; Reindeer. Lawrence, Havana; brigs Ketns**, Bur dltt, Port an Prince; Elvira, Peters, do; aohr M*nuel, Kel ton, Matnn ?a?. Also eld ship Wester* Continent, Hlggina, NOr1o**s; bark Willlim M Harris, Tary, Galvestoa; Potrsa, Lewis, Charleston: Sehoois, Coleman, do; Swan, Baker, Baltimore, brigs Lucy Ellen, Bobbins, Savannah; Wm B Starts. Stick ney, Georgetown. SC; Amanda Rose. Portland to load for Cnba; schrs Union. Parsons, Savannah: Masns Frown, Bak er, Philadelphia; Elisabeth B, Bacoa, .</' *, Ktoddsr, NYork; Knicht, fears, do; steamer City of Boston, Baker, Philadelphia. CHARLESTON? Arr March IS. ehlp Catherine Andr-we NYork; brig Olanda, Jacksonville for Havaascsohr O ? w';rn?ri Harmon, NYork. Cld barks Isabella, Hnmphrsy, and Jaepcf, Bennett, NYork; s?-hra Stephen n^t-hkieo, Munton; Huntress. I>isntv. and St T?wrence, H^<H?* I, do Sld sl ips Ferdi-iard (Tt). RWnehard; harks Losls* Kithim, InsVella; Span p laoo t Otrella . ?chrs Ilrovlleld, Alvaralo. FALL RIVER? Arr Mar>.'h 11, sclir Matthew C D'ir'ee. Jsme?, Alex*ndria. Sld sloip Isaae II Borloa, NY?rk HARTFORD? Sld Maroh l.< schr A G Haiard. Oalaes, N York. NEW ORLEANS? Cld Morch 10. ships NathanM Thitna son, McCullouch. Gelfe. Sweden, and Sir RoH Pool (Hani, Wienholt*. namburc (not as before). , NORFOLK? Arr Maroh 10. schrs John Adams, Harwted, Rockport; Florence. McClond, Bo-ton; Native Amerio**, Dsrley. NYork, NEW LOVDON? Arf Msrch 10, schrs G H-ffoia*. Nioker son. and J F Crouch, Bnrke. Philadelphia for Boston. NEWPORT ? Tn port March 17. 8 AM sehre Loris* H En dicott. F.ndl'ott. from Fall River for Phil* lelp' i*: Expo clite; sloops J D Fish, from Fall River for Now York; Rhode Island, from Providence for do PORTI.AND? Arr March 17, Br steams' 1* Ottawa, At kins, Liverpool 2d lns? bark Dill^enoe. noi >M**on. 0*r0? nasSd inst via Boston: brig Vlacenaes, Gete*<eU, Baltimore via do; schr John A Paine, Freema*. Tangier. Cld aohro Rosina, Farr, Porto Rioo Win A Dresser, Dodro, Mat*neas| Geneva. Nichols, Cardenaa Jnnlsta, Wlllar l7r*fl*delphl*. Sld berks Ranger, Caseo; brigs Yankee. Ma*a**iila, Mao tern State; schra Pennsylvania, nope, Ada. Wm A Dijo ser, John 8 Wilson, Ren a. Brewer, **d ?aterpclo, Blaka, BaltlmnrO ? PROVIDENCE- Arr March 17. oohrs Ma-iha Poet, P?nJL Mobile via Key West; Reindeer, Jnrvia, PhB*dol?hl?. 314 schrs Huldah Ann West, Head, Rssp*hsss?rt;/ w G?udy, Cornftfi, and J?r?1fl Ltob, Canto. rhll?4?l?yt; * C C#MI I In. Place. NYork; eloop Fashion. Blydenbwx, *o. SAVANNAH? Arr Maroh IA lir bark St Joh*, Blytho, Glssfiow; brig Jnlla Pavtla. Oil* ^?}th. Me; schr 1 1 War ring, Francis, NYork. Bid shipe iaHeh Rteh, Han*; Eli sabeth Bently (Br), Bos*o St John. NB; bark PaH^ Yo?*g (with original cargo), NOrlea**; eehr Baltic, Oalaoar, SALEM? Arr M*r"h 17, aehrs He*y Psysos, Eld ridge. Philadelphia; Atlantis, Niokerson, NYork. TAUNTON? Akjtorh 18, eebr Roscius, Cook, NYork. WAREHAM? jWnKrch 13. sebra, Cabot, Raokott. Now York- Y Stratton, Aleiaadria; IMk, Senator, NYerk. M4 loth, schrs Monitor, Roaoo. do; 11th, Agawam, ?woo; S*r*h. Sherman, and A*g*st?, Perry, do. BIWELLASBOCT. 4.QQO nnn oiyen away by ru blic school*. JpZuO.l'vfU for stiff printed aMpa. Aro jut going I* sui mit to this I No. Yon all wish a free, easy bandwrltiat HKlSToW positively aiveo thfe for * few do4)*re. abolish Ing printed ooples and flogging- 1 ope* booko fbr a petltio*, at SOU Broadway. A PARTNER WANTED.? A GENTLEMAN WISHER a partner to engago in tba drag business, to open * ?tore the coming month. Ho saaot have S300 or M0. Security nado.il.tod. Refersnees exchanged. Addrase, for one week, Partcrr, Herald office. T IQUOR STORE FOR SALE-TO BE SOLD CHEAr? JLi * good oLanoo for * young man. with n small capital Tho looatle* excollost. To ho eold with of without stack A Una *dd?ee*t4 to Stap, Hf<*14 ?E1 h? MtoMaSa