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Washington, May 38.
Wise's friend arc firing 100 gun, nt the
Capitol In honor of his election, .
Acoomac cuunty hai glmn Flournoy 100
Wise' majority in Virginia it about
Cnrlixte, Know Nntliinff, is prob itly elec
ted to Congress in Kannwln district.
. Bangor, (Me.,) Mny 81.
The Know Nothing Convention hits ad
journed. No nomination made by the Con
vention. Memlier of tlie Order left to vote
According to individual preference. Slronjr
nnti.proHeriitivc yrounda taken retntive to
the politics of the State. Ri cognizing the
Repulilican party, mid recommending concur
ring in the nominations of Unit party when
ever practicable. Delegate to the National
Convention appointed. Proceedings were
07 If adversity has its evils, it also has its
benefits. The Nv York Courier any, u
physician in large practice was asked by a
atranger if New York waa healthy at the
present time, tie replied, "Unusually ao;
the extravagant cost of provisions haachck
ed the disponition for over feeding, from
which, ordinarily, we derive most of our
practice!" This hint probably containa the
best medical advice thu physician over
A Blow ik the Right Quarter.--Two
of the leading New York journals nre de
nouncing the "red tape system" of our Navy
in excluding from promotion to high offices
the sailors and apprentices that man the ship.
England, they think and we think with
them is now teaching us the lolly of such
exclusicn. The announcement to the effect
that "apprentices taken into the United States
Navy cannot be advanced beyond the grade
of a petty officer," though deserving, sounds
decidedly nnti-republican, and smacks strong
ly of injustice. Our Navy can never be made
up of the proper material till all this sort of
tiling is done away with, and if we do not
hurry up the necessary measurea of reform,
even aristocratic England may be ahead of us.
J3f The Savannah News says: "The New
York Herald, since the defeat of the Know
Nothings in Virginia, is beginning to regard
the mysterious order with "increasing repug
nance." Before the election the Herald was
in the lend of the New York prcsa in ita
championship of 8am, and w as unstinted in ita
aouse of Mr Wise. Now the editor denouno
ek Sum for affiliating with the "niggersteuling
and nigger worshipping abolitionists" of the
North, and glorifies Mr. YViso to the skies for
having beaten the Know Nothings and saved
the Democratic party. The editor thinks the
result of the Virgiuia election will give cour.
nge to the Democratic-party every where, and
that with a reunion of the party in NewYork,
it can succeed in electing the next President,
for which office he nominates Mr. Wise. That
gentleman has outlived the enmity of (he
Herald, and it is to be . hoped that he may
aurvive its friendship." -
gf A new beverage, named "tincture of
barley," has come wonderfully into fashion
in Boston since the existence of the new li
quor law; and is said to possess the marvel
lous property of being uble to assume, the
appeurance of any fancy drink called for,
Letter from New Orleans, anya that
"ineolvencies, those crushing signs of the
times, are becoming common. Business
houses are closing. The failures, however,
are not extensive, but mostly confined to the
vr There are aix vacancies in the United
States Senate one whig and five democratic,
Jvew Hampshire, Indiana, Alabama, Missouri,
California, and Pennsylvania have euch to
elect a Senator, Mr. Gwln, of California,
will claim a teat on the ground that a plu
rulity vote elect in California, and he gut
that vote on the lirst ballot.
Sf.msiblb Talk. There Is nolhinor made
Jn this world by getting the "ill will of folks,"
mid we agree Willi Hie mucKcrbocker, when
it aavs-." I'he man who 'don't care a d u
for any body,'- should nut be surprised if no
. body 'cures a cent for hiia. If you- don't
wunl the brand of the iucendiurv aDnlied to
your out houses, don't kindle the fire of
Teaenimeiu in me uusutu oi your neigiioors.
W e care not how poor a auto may . be. he
can get a match ; nor how ignorant, he
Know now io ngm iu . . . - u
'"" Thb Mother. A writer beautifully re
marks thut a man's mother ia the represen
tative of his maker. Misfortune, and, even
crime, set nt up barriers butweeu her and
her son. Wtilte his mother live he haa one
- friend on earth who will not listen when he
ia slandered, who will not desert him in ' hi
aorruw. and sneak to him of hope when hi
Is mutv to disnair 'Her affections know
oo ebbing tide, TWey flow on from a pure
.nualuta and tuesk ttanmiinaa throufrh this
vala of Wars, aod. caoaa only at .til ocean of
LATER FROM tUROI'E. .
. , -v Nkw.Yohic, May 80.
The steamer , Pacific arrived thla morning.
Siege of Sebastopol almost unchanged, up to
May 12th. .: ,j - . . . .-,
An expedition of 15,000 nl!iembnrked nt
Kameeisehe, and pat to sen in the direction
of Atnf, but returned without landing no
details known. ........ ......
Omar Pacha's force had returned to Eupa-
toria,. A large reinforcement of. the allies
was expected within 10 day. .... ...
Negotiations between Austria and the
Western. Power unchanged, but between
Prussia and Austria negotiations are more in
timate. '. . ...
Russia notifies the German Government
that the Czar will only hold to the two first
guaranties upon the condition of the perfect
neutrality of Germany.
France and England have preacntcd an ulti
matum to Sweden, which Sweden is inclined
I'he French Exhibition has opened with
rather dull ceremonies.
Pianorl has been executed.
Latest. Canmbert has resigned, nomi
nally, from ill health, and has been succeeded
Liverpool, Mny 18. Cotton is buoyant
with speculative demand, and continue
BrundslufTs unchanged closed dull.
Growing crop favorable. Provisions slightly
advanced and closed firm.
I'he latest dates from Sebastopol nre by
mail to the 30th, and by telegraph to the
Canrobert reviewed the entire French ar.
my, and assured them that they would soon
enter Sebastopol, tither by the door or win
dow. A combat occurred nn the night of the
24th, between the Russians and the French;
it was n desperate affair. The Russian at
tempted to dig new rifle pits, but the French
partially prevented them; 200 French were
A despatch dated Mny 1, say the advances
are approaching surely though slowly. Rag
lan's despatch of the same date says the Rus
sians have constructed a new battery to tholeit
There ia every appearance of the estab
lishment of a large camp on the plateau
above Bui bee on the North side. TheRussians
made a sortie on the night of the 1 1 III upon
the advanced works of the left. 'I'he attack
was immediately repulsed with considerable
A new manifesto of the Czar orders anoth
er levy of twelve men out of every thousand
in seventeen Western Provinces, to be com
plete by the end of July.
There are indications of a more intimate
relationship between Austria nnd Prussia. It
is apparent that an armed neutrality is bccoin.
ing mure and more probable. There was an
important conference between the Rcpresen
talivus of the Two Power.
Sweden it is suiJ ha ordered nn immediate
enrollment of militia.
The French Baltic Squadron arrived.
The allied Fleet! pushing forward.
A dispatch Iroui Canrobert, dated the 16th
We continue our works before the place.
Various attempts were made to smoke out
the enemy by stink pots, which perfectly sue-
The troops are in excellent spirits aud full
of ardor and confident of success.
Vienna, Friday Evening. Tiling have
undergone a change. A new Aualriau prop
osition was forwarded yesterday to London
and Paris. It ia said that Austria will give
material support to the Western Power
should she accept aud Russia. reject the
I'he Paris papers assume a tone of outspo
ken hostilities towiSds Austria. .'
TheKing of Sardinia.it is rutnored.ls nego
tiating for tlie marriage of Queen Victoria's
eldest daughter. -
Presidential Tickets tor 1866. The
New York Herald get up the following:
According to the new phase thrown upon
the political parties of the country by the
Virginia election, me loiiowing win prouaoiy
be tlie prominent opposing uandidules for the
uresldcncv in 1866:
National Democracy HeryA.Wise, of Va.,
or Fernando Woodol New York.
Know Nothing deorgu Law, of N. Y., or
Hon. Mr. Dou t know who.
NiL'L'cr Worshippers or Northern Disun
ionisls W. H. Seward of New York, or
Massachusetts .Mixed Ticket For Presi
dent, Hon. Joseph His. Vice President,
It will thus be teen that New York, ns
heretofore will hold a promient position in
the coming campaign. She may have one
perhaps two, oreven three presidential heroes
III Ule IIOIU HI 1IHB VIOW WIKIUIIVVUI iVIIVW
Nothings aboult Will they stick to Law and
his live oak nlutform, or lall back Irum Vir
ginia upon the seditious anti-slavery alliance
of Massachusetts! Let the New York Know
Nothings prepare to show themselves and
., "i: li. :!...). .i..l.; N ........ .,k;i. IV
Mieir policy u iiiiuciiii. . v.. ,,u
play now. ' If "Sam" ia a cripple, hi back
uiusl be inefcded belore he can go Into out-
lie. . -
Wool. The wool crop of the West ia
now being prepared for market. The Guru
aey (Ohio) Tiiuea lenrus from its exchange
and wool grower, that this year's clip will
be equal to those ol past years, and that the
price per pound will be equal, at least, to
that of last year.
laTThe N,.Y. Herald eay that alnce
the lat of May rente have undergoue a very
considerable reduction. The same ia the
case her. Store oh wall street, which were
rented last year for 1(801), are vacant and are
now to be hud for Stioo per anum. Louis
viile Journal. " , .
grThs Loudoa . Tiinea says, "It is
mure sell-duluaiun W talk of peace now.
W mutt make up our minds to fight it out
with a stout heart and a strong band," , ,
SAG N1CHT" ANOTHER SECRET
SOCIETY. . . . -We
find In lha Mobile Advertiser, the fol
lowing account of the progress, purposes and
principles of the "Sag A'icii," or Say Noth
ing society; a new secret political order,
which is said to be 'spreading through the
west nnd south west, and whose triumphs
are claimed as democratic victories. We con
fess our Ignorance of the principle, of the
order, nnd therefore give the article for what
it ia worth; remarking, thnt if the sketch of
the Advertiser be true, and from the deserv
edly high chnrnclcr of that journal, we have
u reason to doubt it, the denunciations
against Secret pullticnl organization come
with decidedly bad grace from the"soismen,
who auslain the present administration.
The Advertiser snys: The Sag Aicn asso
ciation first appeared in the Slate of Ohio,
where it is now very strong, and from the nee
it has spread over the west nnd a portion of
the South. So far us development have been
made, lis directing, influential agencies nre
loading democrat and office holder under
the present administration. We have before
us some rich excerpts from Ohio papers,
showing the method of propagating the new
society in the Buckeye Suite. From one ol
these it appear that Mr. G, W, Johns, an
appointee of Gen. Pierce, and two prominent
democrats, Messrs. Hall and Jackson, at
templed on the 16th of February to organize
a lodge at Richland. The work accomplish
ed, the company got rather trappy, especially
Mr. Johns, who became ao uproarious that
the town marshal was called in, whereat his
companions fled, while he was arrested and
was obliged to give bail for his appearance
before the Mayor. He concluded to forfeit
his bail and having made good his escape, he
addressed a letter detailing his experience to
the editor of the Crawfordsville Journal,
(Dem.) but in- his contusion he misdirected it
and it accordingly found its way to the
Bocyrus Journal, which having no sympathy
with the movement, published the epistle in
full. From this letter we take the following
"The success of the administration and the
certainty of obtaining our reward depend
upon our keeping united itut the idea ol
tunning u Sue Nicht association in Mansfield
is all knocked in the head for the present.
m m m v v
With the certificates thnt I hud in mv pas-
session from Pierce and other leading men of
Washington aud ol tins state, uud ol winch
tlio v hud lull knowledge, 1 think it was tiieir
duly to stop promptly forvurd and assist me.
1 will try and gel to your place soon and
form an organization. Your county him a
great reputation with the powers thut be at
Washington, and of course your name as well
as the names of some oilier leaders of your
county stand high on thu list of the Presi
dent' favor. It we can push the Sag Nicht
association through, nntl keep strong enough
to curry the next Presidential election, you
may expect to obtain a reward fully equivalent
to the majority your county will give.
Our name takes well with the Dutch, but
it does nut go down Well with the Irish. But
the Irish have no help for themselves. If 1
inn rightly informed, the Germans arc strong
in Crawford, and there ure but lew Irish lo
conciliate, so that I seu no dilliculty in your
keeping everything right. I will give you
due notice when to expect me.
Mr. Johns, however, soon discovers his
oversight, and despatches after his letter thu
Ashland, Feb. 18, 1855.
Editor Bucyrut Journal Sir : It is only
necessary to say that it (the letter) was mis.
lirecled, and will, in all probability, full into
your Hands. As lliu contents are strictly ol
u priiute nature, I trust that if you got this
before you receive that, that you will return
It to my address, at tins place, without open
iitif it. -
if, perchnnce, it should have reached you,
una you siiouia nave opened it, 1 win be un
dor lasting obligations lo you if vou will re-
enclose aud return to me, lor which service I
will remit you ten dollars us soon us I get it.
, Your truly, ' U.W.Johns.
The Editor of the Bucyrus Journal deter.
mined to probe thu matter, aud ascertain who
this G. W, Johns wus, and what was his bu
siness. So he visited .Mansfield and Ashland,
und ascertained that he was, at the ntoresiud
time a clerk in the employ of the Adminis
tration ut Washington, but engaged just then
in the business of organiziug Sag Nicht
The above, which we have met with in
several journals of the West, indicates pretty
ulearly the part the Administration has been
playing in thu organization of the Sag Nichts,
but the results ot the organization show, be.
youd question, il sympathy with them. At
the recent election in Ohio particularly in
thut ut Cincinnati, which resulted in thu ile
leat ol the Know Nothings, and was loudlv
rejoiced over by the Washington Union und
the nnti-American papers generally the chief
opposition to the American party came from
the Sag Nichts, whose society is said now'to
include in Its membership the greater part ol
the voters in that slate not connected or
sympathizing with the Know Nothings.
i hey claim lo nuinuer no lodges, and have a
complete system of masonic signs and pass,
words, Tiiey comprise u lurge majority of
Frvcsoil Democrats, ho refuse to associate
or uct with tlie Americun party, because the
latter are national, while they are aectional.
These Sag Nichts recently held a convention
in Columbus, lor the purpose of nominating
candidates for the Slate election in October,
when Ihey discarded Governor Medill and
Otlter prominent democrats, and nominated the
notorious auoMutmu Sainton f. Vhase, lute
United States Senator, us Governor. '
. The Cleveland Express, from which paper
the information respecting the Convention is
derived, avers thut this movement, in throw
ing overboard a pari of the ticket nominated
by the Uomoerulie Convention last January.
tuitiiru thu Kjii Ni.'lllji ivhhi f.hiM.t,i.lilu nr.
ganized, wus not only understood, Cut wn
(irojecuMi uy tue wiiimisMuuun n a lurioiu
loue to save it from uller rout in Ohio.
The Columbus Slute Journal publishes a
lengthy nccuunt or the proceedings ol till
Convention, from which we extract as fol
Iowa: i .
After the opening ceremonies were gone
through with iu the usual form, Gen. Wilson
ubinilled hi report He elated thut he hud
succeeded in organizing 115 lodges, and had
visited everv county in the Stale. He spoke
ol the great lacililiva tout had been furnished
him by the postmaster and mull agents, in
Uia way ol lra ncKeie ana liberal eonlrlbu
tinna; and complimented particularly the U.
S. marshals and their deputies for their ex
ertions in the cause. The report closed with
fierce denunciations of the Know Nothings,
and recommended renewed efforts far their
But. as we have said, the Satr Nichts are
not confined to Ohio. They are found nil
over the West, nfe considerably strong In
Kentucky, Missouri, and perhaps in Tennes
see, nnd the effort is doubtless making to ex
tend the organization through all the States,
with the hone of swallowing up the entire
opposition to the Know Nothings with the
Intention or Having Dm two parties in the
field in 1866. In the West, the Democratic
npers openly espouse the society, nnd the
.ouisville Democrat boast of having two
hnusand members of It in that c'ty alone.
And here it is perhaps well enough to remark.
that the riotous pro-ceding nt the recent
election in Louisville, about which we have
ic.i rd so much, grewnut or the hostile atti
tude nnd unwise boats nnd threats of the Sag
Nicht themselves, thcmjrti they got worsted
in the contest.'
Drought in Ijuisiana. On Wednesday
Inst, at Baton Rouge, the thermometer rose
to 00 deg. in the shade, nnd, ns the Comet
say, "threatened logo higher." Tha Advo
I'he wells are all dried up, the cisterns
exhausted, even the old pond Is innocent of
any spot of moisture, out at the penitentiary.
Wherefore, they are diligently engaged in
hauling water for that institution from the
Id paternal source of aqueous bounty, the
The Alexandria Republican of the 16th has
the following paragraphs-'
The river is lower here now than it has
been this year. Unless there is a change
soon, the large boats will be banished from
The town is now being supplied with
water from the springs on the other side
of the river. Price per barrel, two dol-
If wo do not have a good soaking rain
within a week, there cm not possibly be any
thing like n fourth of u corn crop made, and
the consequence will inevitably be productive
of great sulfuring uud distress almost starv
ation among the inhabitni-ts of our fine
Woods and upland lands, while the planters
on our rich ulluviuls will be hurdly puttoitto
it? Hon. A. II. Stephens, of Georgia, is
again a candidate for Congress. He an
nounced himself at Augusta, to a large
crowd of persons who. had assembled to
meet him, in the following manner:
"He said that he had travelled over more
than half the State, in order to meet the
people of Augusta tonight
"Since his communication to Air. Thomas
had been published, it had been said that (lie
reason ol his retirement from the canvass in
this District, was his tear of being beaten.
t or hunseii he was alraid ol nothing nt
nothing under nor above the earth, but to do
wrong. Ul that lie was al raid; but ut hcuiL'
beaten, he would-'. A fin llg lor a man w ho
was not willing to be beaten ill defence ol
what he believed to be right. He had come
there then, he said, in rcsponso to various
culls, to nnnuiince Hint he 'vas again n can
didate lor Congress trom this District. Nomi
nated, said be, nut by any twn-lhirds rule,
but here upon this stand I nominate myself
for Congress from the 8th Cougressiunul
A Terrible Hail Storm in South Caro
lina. The annexed account of a hail storm
which visited Pickens District ou Friday the.
18th inst., exceeds everything of the kind we
have reud or heard of. Hail stones 10 inches
in circumference und four inches in length,
lying upon thu ground lix feel deep.
The severest hail storm that ever visited
this section of country, paBsed down the east
iide ul rveowce river In the atternoon ol Fri
day the 18th lust. It extended about two
mile in width, and raged with great fury,
killing hogs, fish, birds, fowls, and insects;
maiming aud bruising the cattle,and stripping
vegetation of every ves'.ige above ground.
The growing crops, with the exception of
corn, is completely ruined. R. Stewart, Esq ,
iniorms us lliai on the third day alter lis fall,
the hail was from one lo two feet deep, and.
in muny places six feet. The overage depth
ou a level, utter the storm, wu four inches.
We ure inlonnud by several persons that thu
luigest hail stones measured ten inches in
ciiiuml'eience, und others four inches in
length. It tell with such force thut the boards
on several houses were split to pieces, and
thut now the stench arising from the decaying
vegetuble mutter is very offensive.
Idtf' 'I'he following is a fair sample of
some of the complaints entered upon the fa
mous complaint book of Muyor Wood, of
New Yorki ,
"Dear Mr. Mayor! Maria who lives indith-
nrine, near Front street, takes so long to curl
her hair in the evening that her bedfellow
(myself) is kept awake nearly half the nighl.
I do not know whether she gets up in the
night to look nt her uurls or not; but 1 do
know thut she deprives mo of my sleep. It
you will ntltt iid to thi before warm weather
el in, I will bu much obliged und even
thankful to you.
A HAN Or CONSEQUENCE.
A brow austere a circumspect eye,
A trequent shrug ol Hie os humbri,
A nod significant a stately gait,
A blustering manner and a tone of weight
A smile sarcastic an expressive leer,
Adopt all these as time uud place will bear.
We don't know who wrote the following,
but it hat something in it:
Pride Aping Humility I would not
williiiL'lv transgress the bounds of chnritv;
but I should think there must be instances,
nnd not a lew, in which a single-hearted, ao.
ber-miuded clergyman must leel at least a
much a this thai many ol tnoae who claim
to be the moat religious after the more mod
ern fashion, are not the neighbors whom he
either can best trust or most Jove that
many who lay the grcitcst stress upon their
own depravity, are yev in ineir own eyes the
most unimpeachable and they who are fore
most in professing their own ignorance,
ure nevertheless mu mosi luiunioie.
By a clause in the bill authorizing the rais
ing of the four new regiment of the nrmv,
it seem that the commissions ef all the
officers in them, below the grade of field
nttiuers. expire on the first day of Muy, 1856,
Thi may operate humbly against these who
have given up other employment to accept
those commission. . ,
SKaNevul Conduct or the Washington
Crtr Know Nothing. The Washington
Union of Sunday morning lays: A mass
meeting of tha democratic citizens of Wash
ington was announced to ba held In front of
Brown's Hotel at nine o'clock Inst evening,
with the view of exchanging congratulation.
on the result of the recent gubernatorial
election In Virginia. Long before the hour
named a large concourse of pei pie assembled
on the avenue extending from Sixth atreet
nearly to Seventh street. It was lonn made
manifest to tha most careless observer that nn
organized attempt would be made to destroy
the harmony of the meeting, nnd to heap In
sult, if not commit violence, upon all who
would attempt to give utterance to the heart
felt expressions of honest exultation. The
meeting was not long left in doubt in regard
to the Intentions or tha principles of their
know nothing opponents. A loud and enthu
siastic call for Mr. Wise soon brought thnt
distinguished champion or civil nnd religions
freedom, to the balcony in front of the hotel.
He commenced spenklng, but hi voice wn
literally drowned by the rude nnd disgraceful
interruptions of the miserably deluded follow.
era of "Sam." Finding thnt he could not be
heard, he and hit friends showed a degree of
forbearance becoming men fresh from the
field of battle and flushed with victory. They
left the disappointed admirers nnd backers of
Flournoy in peaceable and undisputed pos
session of the ground.
Comment on such proceedings is unneces
An American Merchantman in the Bal
tic. I'he following is from the London
A very extraordinary circumstance, report,
ed from a quarter which precludes any doubt
as to the truth of the statement, reaches u
by letter from St. Petersburg. It appears
that a line American frigate built ship re
cently arrived nt a port In the Baltic. It was
stated thnt the vessel had on bourd eight
hundred bales cotton, but the correspondent
of our inlormaut visited the ship und found
in addition to above, she had fifty thousand
rifles mid five thousand revolvers. The Rus
sians laugh at our cruisers, nnd natural ly ask,
if John Bull has been asleep to have allowed
so valuable a prize to have eucuiied. The
Messrs. C , merchants of Boston, were
passenger, and are supposed acted as super
cargoes. We have not been uble to ascertain
if the vessel left America this season, nnd has
cu: her way through the iee before our Hying
squadron could come up with her, or if she
reached one of the lower ports of the Baltic
lust year, and lay quiet till the spring. We
say no more than: "What are our Consuls
in the United States about, to have permitted
such a cargo to leave without apprising our
government here of the fact." Other letters
from St. Petersburg state that the vessel haa
since Iclt for Koenigsberg in ballast.
Gentlemen. Mr. Hale who publishes a
"Review of the proceedings of the Nunnery
Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature,"
gets off the following piquant hit:
"The definition of the term 'gentleman' has
puzzled heads better qualified lor the tusK (it
is no disrepect to say) than members of the
Massachusetts legislature. I don't cure to
try my hand ut defining tho word; but I claim
to be uble to judge what conduct is not the
conduct of u gentleman. Some critics in
their definitions confound the 'gentleman'
with the soldier; Bome conlound the gentle-
man with the Christian. Both,doubtless,nre
partly right and partly wrong. There are
three Ihinirs, however, which bv universal
consent have come to be regarded as necessa
ry attribute ot thu character ot u gentleman
Irom the age ol chivalry downwards. These
three things are
Respect for Truth,
Respect for Woman,
Respect for Religion. '
"Ho who fails in either of these three, so
far lulls short ot the characters of a gentle
nan. Tho party that went to Roxbury failed
in lliem nil.
Mormon Melodies, The Mormons of Utah
contrive hymni for their public assemblies in
which the railway kings of England might
oi n with devout fervor. Here is a sample :
liaste, oh haste, eonstruct a rail way,.
Where the vules of Ephraim bloom)
Cast ye up, cast up a highway.
Where "swift messengers" will eome!
Soon we'll see the proud Atlantic 1
With the great Pacific joined
Through the skill of swift conveyance,-
Leaving distance all behind.
Delightful IIksidenu. In a late ode to
Santiago, California, by the renowned John
Phoenix, the following lines occur:
"All night in the sweet little village
You hear the toft note of the pistol, .
And the pleasunt aliriek of the victim "
Superiority or American Iron. It is
clearly established, say, the Buffalo Democ
racy, m spile ol some ot our prolession utnee
seekers wh have sought to give the English
me prestige oi musing me oest iron, uiai
American "ia belter than the British. On the
Reading road, where careful examination
have been recorded, and with a tonnage un
surpassed by any railroad on the globe,Zernh
Uoiburn suys li is louna mat American iron
wears oul but trom one-third to one-hull a
fust us English iron. The average of six
years' weur of 60 lb, English rail was above
eleven per cunt unnuully. The average ul
four yeurs' wear of the "brie" (English) pat
tern, wus sixteen percent annually. In Amer
ican rolled uud pig iron the same general su
periority i observable. The American pig is
both harder and tougher.
(t Some of the democratic journal In
Virginia are very facetious in their remarks
upou their victory, and one says thut "Sum s
funeral sermon is to be preached from the
loiiowing text: . . ,
"For we are but of yesterday, and know
nothing, beuuusu our day upon earth are a
shadow. Job, chap. 8, verae V.
' J. R. Giddiiiga, of Ohio, haa publish
ed a long letter denouncing the Know Noth,
inga. ' '
fjf There are now In Ireland, it appears,
3391 Roman Cathulio priests, aud of theae
1333 were educated at Maynooth. . . ,..
tjf A mar, who live beyond the usual
term of life, i like a boy who atayt beyond
the usual age at school. . He becomes solita
ry, aad the routine ia tedious him. -
Adothci Otrrttiot Kansas Lynch
ixitf. The Rochester Democrat haa the fol
lowing account Of another rmtraga in Kansas:
On the 17th Irmt, Mr. Phillips, a -lawyer,
waa decoyed to tha banks of tha Missouri
river, where he waa suddenly soiled' and
forced Into a ak IK, nnd oarried across the river
into Missouri thenc h waa taken seven
miles to Weeton.
As old warehouse stande jnt below the
town; hewn taken there, hia .head was
shaved, hia face blacked, he waa tarred and
feathered, nnd then ridden upon a rail through
the street of Weston, while music horrible
and hideous accompanied the procession.
JJetore tho hotel they exnioiten mm; ana
then a negro was compelled to sell him to the
lowest bidder, nnd they offered to him every
insult in their power.
After detaining him several hours In this
manner, repeatedly telling him that If he
would not lenva the territory, or give them
his promise In writing that ns would leave,
thev wonld hang him. He having steadily
and firmly refused, they let him looae. Hia
brother, who had come from Leavenworth
after him, took him into a carriage, and late
In the atternoon started for Leavenworth.
It seems thnt the offence of Mr. Phillip is
that he is a free aoiler. And It is pretended
by the pro-slavery men that he handed Mct'rea
the revolver with which Malcotn Clark was
killed. This is probably false, as responsible
men declare thnt Phillips did not at all inter
fere in the mutter
Further and Important! A postscript
to a letter from a reliable source, duted Mexi
co, Muy 19, says: Before sealing my note
somewhat stirring hews has been received
from His Serene Highness' camp. He moved,
it seems, five thousand strong, from Morrillio,
on Somera, in three divisions, he himself in
command of the rear or reserve.
The march was through a country of de
files, nnd the advance Wings were very much
annoyed and retarded by tho Pronunciadoa.
The latter succeeded in passing between the
divisions, which forced Santa Anna to retire
on Morillo, where he was with the third of
triumphal army awaiting coming events. ' Aa
the communication was thus cut off with the
Advance, their fate is still in the womb of
time. ' All the indications on the horizon are
decidedly favorable to the Federalists.
The empire seems to be shaken, and Santa
Anna destined to a fifth exodus, if his prestige
don't this time fail, nnd he loses his head.
On hia arrival at Morillo he was received with
high honors, and a most sumptuous repast
given nt the chapter to the "Prince Presi
dent." The first toast drank was "Eternal
duration between Church nnd State."
The aecond May '56 see tlie empire in Don
Anto-Lopez the first. The first ia destined
to have "separation" substituted for "dura
tion,"and tlie crown of glory is foreshadowed
In one of thorns. A crisis is at hand. In ten
or twelve days the long ngnny will hnvo
passed, and Mexico will rest once moic In tlie
bosom of her legitimate federation. Usurpa
tion and tyranny will be repressed, and the
exiled legitimates restored.
More or Married Women's Rights.
The Legislature of Wisconsin has recently
passed tho loiiowing law, relative to the
rightsof married women. The law took effect
immediately utter its publication: Any mar
ried woman whose husband either Irom
drunkenness, profligacy, or from any other
cause, shall neglect or rel use to provide for
her support, or for the support and education
of her children, shall have the right, in her
own name, to transact business, und to re.
ceive nnd collect her own earnings nnd the
earnings of her minor children, and apply the
same for her own support and the support
and educntion of such children, free from the
control and interference of her husband, or
nuy person claiming the same, or claiming to
be released from the same, by or through her
husband: Provided, That if it Is denied by
plea, that either of the causes, enumerated in
this net, aa entitling the married woman to
sue in her own name, exists in point of fuel,
then the issue upon thi plea shall be tried
and determined by the jury trying the case,
with the other issues submitted.
t-if" A letter from Washington say : "A
few months since nnd n general comp'aint of
the greut scarcity ol silver wu heard through
out the land,nnd in order to meet the demand
for coin, orders were issued from the Trcusu
ry Department authorizing the purchase ol
bullion. These orders have been ao prompt
ly filled that countei orders have been issued
stopping Die purchases. A draft for $11,880
was sent Beebe Ac Co., of New York, on
Saturday last, on account of a purchase of
ailver, und another to the cashier of the Bank
of America, for 866,195. These purchases
were made in New Orleans, and the silver
ware mostly from the Mexican mines."
tsfiT A pedugogue relates a laughable
story of one of hia scholar, a aon of the Em
erald Isle. Ho told liiiu to spoil hostil
ity. "ri-o-r--e, norae, commenced rat.
" Not Aorw-tility," said the teacher, but
" Sure, replied Put,"nn didn t ve teil me
othcj day, not to say hum t Bejabers it's
wan thing wid ye one day, nud unotiier the
next." . .
It is sold that the paper tax payers thrust tn
everybody's face once a your, ure complete in
everything else but the heading.which should
reud thus: "An iinperiiueul inquiry into a
man's private affairs. .. ,
A Problem. "If a ludy were lame in the
arm and in the left leg, if she were blind in
one eye und could not nee with the other,
ir she had no leem nna ner gum were worn
off, if she were club footed, and had a cancer
on her nose, and had a spit-fire temper,
fortv nine negroes aud seventy five thousand
dollars, how many tuitort would she have!"
Henry Ward Bcecher any : "I never knew
an enriv rising man, onrelul of hia earnings,
nnd strictly honest, who complained of bad
luck. A good character, good habila, and
good industry are impregnable to the assault
of all ill luck that fools ever dreamed of."' .
"Lovel Woman." There is a woman In
Cincinnati tanvs the I lines) who keeps
grocery, attends faithfully to a tut pair of
twins, does her own house-work, and yet
find time to give her lazy, husband a eouud
thrashing three or tour time a week.
KTThe Attorney General of the United
States has decided thut a treaty aonstitulion
ally concluded and' ratified abroratee an
State law or Federal law, whether written or
unwritten which may be in conflict with It,
Civil Bohiso. Our slevweoteuiporary f
the Citizen & Gntette, Palaskt, be a noet
inveterate dread of eon), and poors forth hie
suffering In that line In the following atraib,
which we copy with the remark; that we are
frequently In a condition to sympathise With
Mnt !' :'
"Gentle reader, did yon ever estimate hew
many times you are daily called open to an
twer tha most meaningless question te
make a grave' reply to the most common place
and civil remarkf Yon never did! Then the
atatiatice would astonish yon.' W have aa
imperfect diary of the ufferlng of one day
ony, which we'will transcribe for your bene
fit., . I" , .. .. - . -, . .. v ,
On thnt day we made two- hundred and
twenty-three distinct statements concerning
the siate of our health) yet we were In good
health at the lime, and all these kind inqrjf.
ries were made aa a mere matter of custom
and politeness. To the common interroga
tories, "How are you by thii timer and "How
do you do nowt" we responded one hundred
and fifty-eight time. We Informed two
hundred and sixty osteons that there waVnu
new, and a hundred and eeventy.five that
there had not been a case of small pox in
town. Eighty-two persons asked ns if we
had aeen Sam, and forty-five wanted to know
which we thought would sear, Johnson or
Gentry. We told a hundred of the meaneat
bores in the world that it was none of their
business how many subscribers we had, and
informed fifty-odd that it waa Impolite to aak
a printer if he had any money to lend. One
trusting fellow naked na when we could pay
him fifty dollar, and nnother if we would
give li'un our note for fifteen. To the every
day Inquiries, such as " What time Is Itr
"Howdvf" "Have vou got s quarter abont
your clothesr "Is it going to rain!" "Why
the d I don't the carrier leave my paperr
"Where'a that lie engine yon were all talk
ing about!" "Vvhat'a become of the commit
tee on aubscriptionsr " What's that deep
hole on the square for!" eVe SiH we returned
answera innumerable; consequently, kept Be
record! . .
Steam Music A Worcester, Maaa pa
per says one of their enterprising mechanic
haa inveuted the art of rendering steam
whistles musical thus making those nuia-
ancea quite aa ornamental aa useful. What
an improvment thut will be when it eome
into general use! For instance, auppoae w
are a young married man, (require aom
imaginution we admit) and have to leave the
endearments of home for business else
where. We get into the car feeling; dread
fully, if not worse the belT gives the part
ing tinkle, the wheels rumble alowly ont of
the depot, and nt that moment the whistle
strikes up "Oh, Susannah! don't yon cry for
me" shouldn t we bo touched, and yet coo-
soled! Then, further along, an ignoramua,
aa ignoramuses will,i aeen walking on th
tracks, and immediately, "Git out of the way,
Old Dan Tucker!" starts him one side aa
promptly aa the his of a rattlesnake, but
still with an agreeable oxhilaration. But
dog ia just to be run over the thing ia In.
evitable but there ia some consolation ia
Old Dog Tray" played a complimentary
requiem. When not otherwise employed
didnlic strain might be given, aa "Wake op
Juke! the fire wants poking" or the night
train might soliloquize, "We won't go home
till morning." . And one instance more th
young married man, ao ingeniously sup
posed above, having got through hi bus
iness, is returning aa tlie cars begin to slack,
en their pace, what would be more touching-
ly appropriate than "Home again, homeagaiu"
played with a forty-hoise power pathos! Wo
have said enough hurry up tho musical
. An adventure with Lions in India.
On the evening of the 14th of March, two
large lions were shot in me immediate vi
cinity of the cantonments at Dees, At
about four o'clock in the afternoon, aom
native brought the intelligence that two
strange animals had been near Old Deea,snd
thut none of the people knew whnt kind of
qunditipeda ihey were. They ware, however.
declared to be neither cheetahs nor tigen
Captun Wy villi', of Her Majesty' 83d Reg.
iment a dead shot immediately started la
pursuit, accompanied by three or four.nalire.
Ou reaching the place pointed out, the cap
tain found to hia astonishment, u full grown
lion aud lioness. He, however, lost not
moment, but Inking a cool and deliberate aim
lodged a leaden bull in the carcass of th
monarch of the forest, which brought him at
once to the ground, atone dead. The lady,
not being accustomed to auch scene, imme.
diately dashed off, with her new acquaintance,
Captain Wyville, in full pursuit. On round,
ing a point, in hope of turning her flank,
our gallant Niinrod found himself at one
almost on the top of the infuriated beaet-a
He hud only lime to jump from hi horse be
lore she was over his back, and had fastened;
up one of the beaters. '1 he poor fellow'
peril now became imminent, but hia two
companion, with courageous heart, earn
up to hi rescue, and attacked the beast will,
their swords. The spectacle now became
uwful,.nd inevitable death would have over
taken one or more ol the brave beatere, bad
not Captain Wyville raised hia rifle and shot
the lioness through thu head. Tbe skill and
dexterity of the shot wo enhanced by th
tact, thut the deviation ot a halr'a breadta
from the true uim, would most likely hair
carried the ball to the heart of one of hi
undaunted compnuion.. Captain Wyville,
however, aeeins to possess the eye of th
eagle and nerve of iron. For eournge and
coolness the adventure ha nerer been sur
passed: and rarely, It ever, equalled. Oo
of the beater ha sustained considerable
damage, the points of three of his finger
having been accidentally struck off by tb
sword of one of his companions; he I doing
well, and ia being carefully attended to. Tho
animal were brought into etmp, and ekinned
this morning. Captain Wyville, with gen
eroaity corresponding with hia bravery, haa
ordered the sum of 100 rupees to be oiatrlb
uu-d among the Drove tellowa who accompa
nied him in hi expedition. Bombay 1W.
graph. . . - -
Keep low uil at th commencement of
life; yon may ria with honor, but yo a
not recede without ahame. ' "c,, .:. v
Wanted. A editor of party newspa
per, who ever attended a political dlasuasfga,
In which hi candidate did not completely
exterminate hia opponent.
Catharine Wither ba recovered tlt0t
damage at Lancaster, Pa., of a young ajun
for breach of promise of marriage.