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Thursday, May 2C, 1853.
HSOSES HOWNALL, Lancaster County
ALEX. K. McCWRE. Ftanklm Co.
The May term of the several Courts of
this County, commenced on Monday last,
the 23d inst. Hon. George 11. Barrettc,
of Clearfield county, appeared, presented
his Commission from Governor Bigler, as
President Judge of this Judicial District,
was sworn by the Prothonotary, and en
tered upon the discharge of his duties.
The titne of the Court thus far, has been
occupied with the case of the Common
wealth vs. Andrew Piphcr, charged with
liavtng set fire to a large stack of Bark,
on or about the Sth of September last, in
Price township. We are unable to-day,
to lay before our readers the facts in this
cate, but will endeavor to do so in our
next, and will also furnish a full report of
all matters disposed of at this' term.
Judge Barrette
The manner in which this gentleman has
0 fardischarged his duties, has left a most
favorable impression upon the minds of
a large majority of those who have had
an opportunity of hearing and seeing him.
His personal appearance is decidedly
prepossessing. He is a well read lawyer,
and we believe possesses all the qualifica
tions to make him an eminent and popu
ular Judge, and a favorite with all who
m3y have official business to transact be
fore him.
B25F" The attention of the reader is di
rected to the advertisements of the Dela
ware, Lackawana and Western Railroad
Company, in another column. All the
necessary arrangements have been made
for the speedy completion of the road.
The road is of the wide (six feet) guage,
and is already in operation from Scran
ton to Great Bend, where it connects with
the New-York and Erie, which gives it
access to Western and Northern New York,
where the road is now doing quite an ex
tensive coal business. The officers of the
road are Geo. D. Phelps, President; Wm.
E. Warren, Treasurer and Secretary;
Geo. W. Scraeton, General Agent ; Man
agers, Drake Mi lis, J.I Phelps, John How
land, Henry Hotchkiss, John I. Blair,
Daniel S. Miller, Wm. E. Dodge, George
Bulkley, George W. Scranton, J. B. Wil
liams. jV7cw Jersey Gubernatorial Can
didates! The following gentlemen are named by
the Whigs as probable candidates for the
Gubernatorial nomination, in New Jersey,
this fall: Hon. William A. Newell, Hon.
Joseph F. Randolph, James S. Nevius
and Peter L Clark, Esq.
Among the Democrats, we have heard
of the following " anxious ones:"' Hon.
William C. Alexander, Hon. Charles Skel
ton, John S. Darcy and Henry A. Ford,
There is said to be some probability of
the Temperance men entering the arena
upon their own strength. If such should
bo the case, Hou. Joel Haywood, of 0
ccan, will probably be their candidate.
JjyThe papers in all parts of Penn
sylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and
Wisconsin, concur in saying that present
indications warrant high expectations of
the coming crop. From Illinois there
have been some complaints, but not more
than at this time last year.
AitollserlVcw Territory Alharra
The Washington U?iion contains a
communication from Henrr 11. School
craft, Etq., in which be describes a sec
tion of country which is known by the
name of Alharra. He says it is so attract
ive, well timbered and fertile area of coun
try, lying immediately west of the Rocky
Mountainsin mild, temperate latitudes, to
which, for the purpose of distinct allusion,
he applies the aboriginal term. The area
is about, fifty miles broad, and lies paral
lel to the Rockey Mountains for a distance
of severel hundred miles. It gives rise
to both of the main and numerous sub
affluents of the Columbia River. It is a
high plain, which is cut through by these
affluents, of a most fertile character, bear
ing trees, and in some places high grass;
and while the streams create abundant
water power for lumber and grain mills
and machinery, they are free, or nearly
free, from inundation of their banks.
This district probably comprehends twenty-five
thousands square miles, and if its
capacities of production have been cor
rode estimated, would sustain a uomila-
J . . f . ' t J. ' i
rion groalbrthaji some of the Eatt?rtn and
auruwc piaiea.
A Candidate.
The Pittston .Gazette favors the nomina
tion of Hon. Wm. Jeasup as the Whiff can
cidate for the Supremo Bench, to -fill the
vacancy occasioned by the death of Judge
Gibson. ' - .
gy-A Charter was granted, by our
Legislature at its late session, for the es
tablishment of a female College at Har-
JG3T"Tbc expenses of the last Legisla
ture foots up nearly $200,000. ' r
ESylt is said the receipts of the N. Y.
Hippodrome, on, Wednesday , last, were
BSSrThc valuation of real estate in Phil
adelphia is $120,000,000. Her manu
factories employ a capital of $'50,000,000
rThe venerable Stuy vesnnt pear tree,
at the corner of Thirteenth street and
Third avenue, New Y"ork, is again in full
bloom. It is now about 230 years old.
The Washington correspondent of
the Pcnnsylvauian has heard an amusing
definition of " old fogy." It is one who
sits on the shirt tail of progress and cries
The Peter Miller Will-Again.
Messrs. Yeates, Ardut and WyckofF,
Auditors appointed by the Court to aud
it the account of Samuel Wilhelm, as Ex
ecutor and Trustee of the estate of the
late Peter Miller, reported last week.
We understand the report is an able one,
and is lengthy, occupying about sixty
foolscap pages. They report against
Mr. Wilhelm to the amount of sixty or
seventv thousand dollars, and the Audi
tor's fees are six thousand dollars. It is
said the parties had agreed that the de
cision, of the Auditor's should be final.
Eastba- Whig.
CockroaJtccs. Many housekeepers are
grievously annoyed by these troublesome
creatures, and in vain, try various meth
ods for their extermination. A few days
ago Gen. Rogers invited us in to see how
he manages them. He had a wash basin
(of crockery warej) a fourth part filled
with water well sweetened with molasses,
in which during the night some hundreds,
perhaps thousands, of roaches had been
drowned, by crawling up a stick laid upon
the edge of the basin, and thence in
to the liquid, and being unable to crawl
up the glazed sides and get out again.
He informed us that the number he has
caught in this way would scarcely be cred
ited. It is a simple contrivance. Try it
Bucks Co. Intel.
Our ommere5mpo!ls ana Ex
ports. An appendix to the report of the late
Secretary of the Treasury, communicated
to the U. S. Senate, gives some impor
tant information relative to our Imports,
Exports and Debts. It states that our
average annual imports from 1821 to
1826, specie included, were 830,378,340
from 1848 to 1852 they were 8181,969,
579, showing that they more than dou
bled in thirty years. That our average
imports from 1321 to 1826, were S69,
439,785, and from 1S43 to 1852, 175,-
943,360. That in 1821 the tonnage of
the United States was only 1,298,958
tons; in 1S52 it was 4,138,441 tons, show
ing that it has more than trebled in thir
ty years. Next to great Britain, we have
a larger tonage than any nation in the
world, and in five years, at the present
rate of increase, we shall surpass Great
The value of our annual products exceeds
three thousand millions of dollars, of
which only about 170,000,000 are sent
abroad, leaving $2,830,000,000 to be
consumed at home by interchange among
the States. At least 600,000,000 is thus
interchanged, in the reciprocal system
which prevails between the states of the
The total debt of the several States in
1851 was S20l,5H,62i, which was less
by some millions than it had been during
the previous ten years. The value of
property assessed in the same States was
5,983,149,407, the real value being how
ever, 1,05S,1 58,779 a pretty good se
curity, we think, for their debts, whether
owing at home or abroad.
The above facts relative to our home
consumption of home products, will give
some idea of the importance of fostering
this invaluable trade and exchange be
tween the States, and the meagre conse
quence of the much boasted "foreign mar
Facta like these should speak trumpet
tongued to the people of this Union in fa
vor of tho encouragemeut und support of
our own manufactures by every prudent
and lawful means. Let the same system
be pursued by our Government that for a
century and a half was pursued by the
British Government, and the result would
be to make us not only the mistress of
the -seas, but the greatest manufacturing
nation on the globe. So says the Harris
burg Telegraph.
jTTry ife To ascertain the weight
of,a liAnsQj pjiti your toe under .the ani
mal's ' foot. - ,-
Delaware Lehigh and Wyoming Rail
Road. The Engineers have reached the
summit between Wilkesbarre and the Le
high, and we are informed the highest
grade necessary, will not exceed sixty-two
and a half feet to the mile. This is very
favorable, and it is thought possible to
reduce it slightly. Record of the Times.
JBSgA man with a pair of wooden legs
is announced for Congress in Illinois.
He makes the best stump speaker in them
diggings. , ' .
jgg-Thc real and personal property in
Gincinatti is assessed this year at Si 3,608,
750; iucsease since1 last year $3,425,465.
'Quick Worlio
The Harrisburg " Borough Item," of
Wednesday, May 11, contains the follow
ing. A gentleman from Elzabethtown ar
rived in our borough on Tuesda', got in
to the company of a few young ladies the
same evening, was struck with the ap
pearance of one of the party, and imme
diately made proposals was accepted,
and last night was married. It is not
every preacher that does business with
such despatch."
The Whig Party.
The Whig party is a great party nu
merous in numbers, and contains some of
tho brightest intellectual ornaments of
the nation. Pennsylvania, the proud "old
Keystone" the arch of the Union, is not
without her men of genius and greatness,
and while the whole party have been
stricken down by sad mistakes, in the el
evation of one who should not have our
sympathies, let us arm and equip the en
tire host for a battle at the coming elec
tion, which will place us in the van-guard
of the glorious party which we espouse.
We have been led to make these remarks
from an article in the Daily JYcivs, which
vc copy below :
" Having selected our candidates for
State officers men good and true, who
are well qualified to discharge the duties
oi the ofhees for which they have been
placed in nomination it becomes us as a
party contending for the maintenance and
success of great principles, to do what
in our nower lies to secure their success
at the polls next fall. To do this we
must be thoroughly organized, and to be
thus organized, we must commence the
good work early, with such an organiza
tion as we may effect by commencing in
due season, considering the discordant el
ements which are already manifesting
themselves among our opponents, we may
succeed next fall, notwithstanding we en
ter upon the contest with an apparent
majorit' of 20,000 against us. Now,
it is only an apparent not a real ma
jority. Last fall the so-called Democracy
were united, not upon principle, but in a
common desire to obtain the patronage
of the Government. Now they have the
patronage, and it is doing its work of dis
traction and mischief among them. Where
one obtains a suck at the public teat, twen
ty are disappointed, and by next fall they
will be prepared to wreak their vengeance
upon those whom they blame for their
own bad luck.
It is a sad mistake under such circuni
stances, to suppose that, because the Whig
party was so signally defeated at the last
Presidential election, it can never recov
er its original strength. Gen. Scott re
ceived a larger number of votes than any
Whig candidate for the Presidency ever
obtained before ; and a party which, un
der the most adverse influences, succeed
ed in polling a million and a half of votes
can never cease to be formidable. Nor is
this the only fallacy under which wc fear
but too many Whigs labor.
Those who
indulge the notion that the Whig
will have no occasion to exercise its strength
and employ its conservative influences
within the next four years, are grievously
mistaken. The signs of the times indi
cate otherwise. The lawless spirit of
Young America, with its desires for ter
ritory, and the expansive view of " Pro
grass," that are on every side not only
tolerated, but countenanced and approved
by those in high places the appointment
to office of men who entertain opinions
as to the nature of our compact, and the
extent of our powers, utterly at variance
with tne security of our institutions, and the
efficient administration of our affairs the
certainty that whatever good intentions the
President himself may entertain will be
checked by those who move about him
from these, and a hundred other indica
tions, it is more than probable that it will
not be very long before the Whig party
will be called upon to interpose its strength
as a bulwark to shield us from a long
list of evils. When that day comes, let
us not be powerless through our own de
fault !
But there are other equally strong in
centives to the Whigs of this State to a
rouse to their duty and organize thorough
ly. Of these we shall hereafter speak.
Suffice it now to say, that they can, if
they will, again wheel their own State
into the Whig line. They need but do
their whole duty, and put forth their en
tire strength to accomplish it. Shall it
be done 1
Railroad Damage.
The New York Tribune of yesterday
The late accident on the Camden and
Amboy Railroad will cost that Company
some twenty or thirty thousand dollars,
in damages, and that now engrossing the
public mind, will in a like manner put
the New Haven Company to an expense
of one to two hundred thousand dollars.
It is to be hoped that all who are injured
by railroad accidents will in future pros
ecute the companies for damages, and,
the way to directors' consciences being
through their pockets. ' reform niny be e-
vehtuolly achieved. '
Two Weeks Later from California
-Arrival of the United States
at N. Orleans
New Orelans, May 20. The steamship
United States arrived this morning from
San Juan bringing advices from Sanhran-
cisco to the 30th of April, being thirteen
days later than our last advices.
The United states has made a splen
did passage, the entire trip from San Fran
cisco occupying but 20 days.
The Grand Jury in the case of the
steamship Independence, wrecked in St.
Simon's Bay, have rendered a verdict, in
which they express the opinion that the
vessel was wholly unsea-worthy at and
before the time of the painful accident,
and that much blame attaches to her
owners for allowing her to be employed
in the transportation of passengers, when
they must have known such was the case.
Business at Sah Prancisco continued
dull, though holders of flour had been en
abled in some instances to obtain a slight
The stock of provisions and other ne
cessary articles ot consumption in the in
terior, was very light, and the roads lead
ing thereto in a most wretched condition,
so that high prices and much suffering are
The accounts from the mines continue
of a cheering character, so far as regards
the product of gold. lhe miners and
others are industriously and profitable
There have been but few arrivals at
San Francisco from the Atlantic ports
since the departure of the last steamer
although a number of vessels are consid
erably over due.
Among those arrived, is the barque
Old Hickory, from New York, after a
passage of about 146 days.
Tho list of deaths given in the San
Francisco papers, show a considerable in
crease for the last month over previous
Included in those from the Atlantic
States who have died, are the names of
Luke Carroll, of Mass., Bigler Moyer,
Wm. Da Pee, aud Henry Antho
ny, of New Bedford ; J. Greenman and
B. Mason, R. I., and T. Godden, J. Tur
ner, and T. Tallbudge, of Connecticut.
The agricultural prospects throughout
California for the coming year are very
flattering, and a large yield is confidently
looked for.
The Alia California represents trade
as dull in many of the leading articles,
and the market depressed, owing in part
to the backwardness of the Spring trade
and the bad condition of the roads. An
active business, however, was anticipated
during the month ot May.
The stock of flour on hand was large,
and heavy arrivals were expected during
the next lew weeks.
The whaling ship Robert Brettsford,
from New Bedford, is ashore on Christ
mas Island.
The Legislature would finally adjourn
on the 11th of May.
Two fires had occurred at San Francis
co, but they were fortunately extinguished
before any damage of importance was
The banking house of Page, Bacon k
Co., had been robbed of S3,000.
Two discoveries of gold near negro
Hill are reported.
The agricultural prospects of the State
are in a very flattering condition.
Later dates from China had been re
ceived at San Francisco.
The American ship Charles Andrews
had arrived at Singapero.
The Oldest vVohjiiei in the World
The Charleston Standard thinks that
Mrs. Singleton, now living in the Wil
liamsburg district, in that State, is the
oldest woman in the world. She is now
in the one hundred and thirty-first year
of her age. Her mental faculties are
still unimpared and she retains all her
senses except that of sight, of which she
was deprived at the advanced age of nin-ty-nine
years, by an attact of measles.
Her bodily energy exhibits no diminution
for many years, she being still able to
walk briskly about the room. She has
outlived all her children, her oldest de
scendant, living, being a grand -daughter,
over sixty years old. The first grand
daughter, of this grand-daughter, if now
living, would be over sixteen years of age.
JjjThe Gardiner trial, which has
been going on at Washington, for some
two or three months, is drawing to a close.
The evidence was concluded week before
last; and the counsel for Ine.defeuce pro
posed to submit it to the jury without
comment, but the counsel for the govern
ment would not consent. The arguments
were proceeded with last week, and in
the course of this we may expect them to
be finished.
P. S. At the close of the speech of the
prosecuting Attorney the counsel for the
defense declined addressing the jury, and
the Court decided that the other counsel
for the prosecution could not be heard.
The case was submitted to the jury on
Thursday; and at the last accounts (10
o'clock on Saturday night) there was no
prospect of their agreeing.
Authur Spring. The following par
agraph is from an Irish paper, the Kerry
evening Post, of April 10th.
"Since the publication in our last, we
have heard, on good authority, that the
wretched culprit whose trial we copied
from the Philadelphia papers, though
calling himself Spring in America, was
never known by that name in this country-
having always been called Authur
Orosbie, after his mother, Peg Crosbie, a
woman of such notoriously bad character
that her son's claim was never admitted
by the gentleman after whom she choso to
call him; and, consequently, as before
stated, he always went by her namo.
Besides him, the miserable woman had
several other illegitimate children, all J
named after different fathers. Left to the
solo gaudinnce of such a mother, it is no
wonder the unfortunate wretch should
have been no better than he was." Tra-
kc Qhroniclet
Anti-Rent Outrage.
Schollarie. K Y., May 19. A Mr.
Lawrence nrooeeded to the house of Jacob
Deitz, on Tuesday last, for the purpose
of serving a summons. Ho found Mr.
D. near his house, and handed him the
papers. Deitz took them and read-them.
when he threw them on tne ground, seizcu
Lawrence by the throat, calling him a
damned scoundrel, tor coming to serve
naners on him. He then called to his
family to blow a horn, when a man named
Hollenbeck, who was at work for Deitz as
a mason interceded for Lawrence,who man
aged to pet awav, and started oil on a run.
Deitz followed in pursuit, knocked Law-
rence down, and held mm until lour men
- - mt
m discruiHC made their appearance. JLhey
then tied his hands behind him, and took
... i
him to a small piece or brush near uy ;
then tore off his coat, vest and cravat, and
with a jack knife cut off his hair, occasion
al cutting the scalp, and remarking that
they had plaster that would heal it up ;
they tarred his head and body, and pour
ed tar into his boots. After exhausting
all their ingenuity this way, each cut a
stick, and whipped him until they got
tired. They then tied his hands before
him, and started him for the house, each
of them kicking him at every step. They
made him tako the papers back, but took
them away again, when, after knocking
him down again, they left him, and he
succeeded in reaching the residence or
Geonre Becker, last evening. His legs
hands, arms, and face are badly bruised.
Singular ase of AMuciion.
A remarkable case of abduction occur-
ed at Bergen Five Corners, N. J., on the
night of the 12th inst. Miss Emily Teal, a
young lady 23 years of age, of good edu
cation and respectable iamny, stepped
out into the yard aTaout 9 o clock, in her
night clothes, with a mantilla thrown over
her head; and not returning, her brothers
went out to search for her, but found
nothing except the mantilla. From that
time on the search was continued for
twenty-four hour3 without success. Ear
ly on Saturday morning, however, she
was found by her family on the steps of
her father s house, almost exhausted and
helpless, and dressed the same as when
taken away.
Since her return she has been very ill
and confined to her bed with fever, resul
ting from the excitement and exhaustion
of the occurrence. Such is the condition
of her health that her physicians have
advised that she be left as quietly as pos
sible until she somewhat regains her com
posure and strength. Her friends, there
fore, refrain mostly from questioning her
until the danger of her illness is over.
She has, at intervals since she reach
home, made some statements, which we
understand from a reliable source, are
as follows: As she was going into her res
idence on the evening of her disappear
a'nee, and while passing through the arbor
which is built over the walk, she was
seized and so quickly gagged and blinded
that she was unable to give an alarm, and
was conveyed to the street, terrified al
most to fainting. She was taken a short
distance to a carriage and the carriage was
driven, as seemed to her like a long dis
tance. She was then made to walk In the same
blinded and almost stifled condition for
some distance over rough ground and ta
ken into a house. There she was un
blindfolded and found herself in a small,
poorly furnished room, where a lamp was
burning dimly. She is confident that she
did not cross any ferry; and it is believed
that she was not taken out of Hudson
county. She was kept in that small dar
kened room, in which the light was burn
ing durng Friday. One ordinary looking
female, and a well dressed man were the
only persons she saw about the house;
and such were her fears that it is doubtful
whether she could identify them. Food
and drink were offered to her while she
was kept there, but she would not touch
them, and from the. time she was taken
away until she returned, she partook of
She believed that those in whose keep
ing she was, designed to drug her. She
was left alone nearly all of the time in
the room. On the night of her return
she was walked, gagged and blindfolded
toward her home. Her path appeared
to be through woods and fields, and she
was left in the road running from Ho
boken to Bergen Corners, at a point about
half a milo from her father's residence.
Her conductors removed the bandagefrom
her eyes and the gag from her mouth when
they left her and fled. She found her way
with difficulty to her father's residence,
which she reached too much exhausted to
give an alarm. She was found lying on
the steps almost insensible, two hours af
terward by the family, when the door was
opened in the morning.
Such are the facts so far as they are
ascertained. The motives of the parties
in abducting her are yet a subject af con
jecture. It is thought by some that.it
was intended to carry off some other per
son. She suffered no violence at their
hands, except being forcibly carried, and
the occurrence is regarded as very mysteri
ous. It has created no little excitement
and alarm in that neighborhood.
A Wonderful Goose.
The Snow IlilKShield gives the following
description of a great goose belonging to a
gentleman living near that town. In the first
place he lias three perfect legs and four feet,
two of which are placed in the natural posi
tions, hut the third one, is where the funda
ment is to be found in other geese, and in the
end of it there are two perfect feet, making
it a four-footed goose. The next curious fact
is, that it possesses two fundaments one on
each side of lis third leg and uses each alter
nately without the least apparent inconve
nience.Jt is fourteen months old, and its body
neck and head are much larger than those of
our geese.
An ingenious Yankee has constructed
an India rubber stove. It is a great im
provement upon cast iron, inasmuch as if
somo sticks aro too long, they can be
crowded in, the material being sufficient
ly elastic for thepurpose. The India
rubber stovo, too, is fiot'lialjle Co be crack
ed bv beat, ,
Tinihaads in the Wcst.Sotne idea' of
.vw - i
fbfi business done upon tho railroads of
the West may be formed from the follow
ing, from a Chicago paper : A few days
since there started from Detroit a train
of eighty-five freight cars in one string,
nronelled by. two of the most powerful lo
comotives in the country. The train
was bound for Chicago, and thef greater!,
part of its vast load was carried to the
merchants oi tuat turiv n6v.. -
the 1st of April just such trains have star-
. . . r. .1 Jl 1 T L-s.'
ted almost daily irom tne uejiuh u .
Central Railroad for the same place. On
Thursday evening a passenger train left
Mi o IfTinh fnr tho West, composed of twen
ty-nine of tho splendid new passenger and
r .1 " rtwf oinirrr
luffffac cars or cms compau, uuuiwuu6
900 passengers; and almost one-quarier
of a mile long.
A man in Lancaster county refused to
pay his school tax, 81.90 when the con
stable sold his horse for $1.12, took out-
the tax and costs, and tendered him the
balance. Ho refused it, and said it must
be paid to Esq., Miller, his agent, resi
ding some miles distant. This the con
stable refused to do. The old goose pros-
ecuted and went to Court lost his case
and paid tho costs.
A Singular Device.
A singular circumstance, exhibiting in
a remarkable degree the reflecting facul
ties of a wolf, is related as having taken
place at Signo-le-pit, a small town on the
borders of Champagne. The following
particulars are copied from an exchange
paper :
A farmer, one day, looking througli
the hedge of the garden, observed a wolf
walking round about his mule, but una
ble to get at him, on account of the mule's
constant kicking with his hind legs. As
the farmer perceived that his beast was
so well able to defend itself, he considered
it unnecessary to render him any assis
tance. After the attack and defence had
lasted fully a quarter of an hour, the
wolf ran off to a neighboring ditch, where
he several times plunged into the water.
The farmer imagined he did this to. re
fresh himself after the fatigue he had sus
tained, and had no doubt that his mulo
had gained a complete victory ; but in a
few minutes the wolf returned to the
charge, and approached as near as ho
could to the head of the mule, shook him
self, and spirted a quantity of water into
the mule's eyes, which caused him imme
diately to shut them. That moment the
wolf leaped upon him and killed the poor
mule before the farmer could come to his
iiiHnr aud Painful Case,
Near Millerstown, the 13th inst., Dr. S
E. Hall extracted from the right ear of
Joseph Gelbach, two hundred live mag
gots. It seems that a fly or bug entered
the drum of his ear, when he immediately
started to the physician, but before ho
reached himtheinsecthadleftitstentment.
This occurred two days previous to tho
extraction, in which time the patient suf
fered intense pain. It is supposad by tho
physician that the insect had deposited
its eggs during the short time it was in
the ear. Gettysburg (Pa.) Sentinel.
Very Singular. We are informed thafc
on Wednesday last, a heavy shower took
place a short distance south of Bedford,
and on several persons going out of their
houses, the ground was observed to be
covered with a species of lizard, about
three inches long, of a purple and green
color, with four natural feet, and one in
the middle of its body, with nails on like
those of a human being it also has bufc
one eye, of a dull, heavy lead color, in th
middle of its head between the ears, and!
from which it sees sharply in every di
rection. Several living specimens havo
have been preserved by a gentleman in
the neighborhood of the shower. It feeds
on bark, roots, and grass. This gentle
man intends sending a pair of them to a
distinguished naturalist in Philadelphia.
Curions Suit about a Wifd
The Ontario county (N. Y.,) Ti?ner,
gives the following particulars of a case
of abduction, now on trial before the
special court at Geneva. The defendants
are Asa B. Smith, Wm. Smith and Thos
Wright, and they are charged with a for
cible abduction and carrying away from
this state of the person of Eliza. Bi. wife
of Addison J. Bennett. The defendants
are Quakers, The facts so far show that,
on the 29th of August, 1852, tho said E
liza., who is the daughter of William R..
Smith, left the residence of her father, in
Macedon, Wayne County,, in Company,
with Addison J.Bennett. That they went
to East Macedon, and were there duly,
and legally raurried in all tho solemnities
of the marriage vow. That tho happy
couple were returning to the house of a,,
friend of tho bridegroom, near the resi
dence of the bride's father, when the honey-moon
was suddenly obscured. They
were met in the highway, in Victor, by,
the defendants, and the mother of ther
young lady. On the meeting of the par
ties, much u noise and confusion" prevail
ed. The fair bride was spirited awayl
and the new made Benedick was left mi
nus. Subsequently, and on the same
evening, (the day being Sunday,) the
bride in company with severel relations,
took the cars at Geneva, apd proceeded
to Philadelphia. This ia the abduction
charged by the prosecution and which
is claimed by the defendants as being the
result of jMrs Bennett's own free will; Mr.
B. soon after gave chase. Some four
weeks after ho turned up in tho Quaker
city, and was there seen by his spouse
through a window, whereupon she and
her companions took a hasty leave and
returned to Macedon. Much litigation
has grown out of this transaction, and
nioro to come; and which it is apprehend
ed, cannot be of much pofit to the parties
concerned. Two writs of habeus corpus
have already been issued in the matter,
but Mr, B. has failed as yet to obtain. tbg f
society of his wife. f
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