Newspaper Page Text
THE NEVADA JOURNAL.
VOL. 3. —NO. 34. THE JOURNAL, ITJBLISIIED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING BY BUDD Sc SARGENT, a Offloe on Broad street, opposite the Court House. Nevada, TERMS. For one year, In advance, . £7 00 For six months, 4 on For throe months, 2 00 Flngte copies, 23 Legal Blanks of all kinds for side at (tils ottlce. Job Work in ail its varieties, promptly und/neetly •executed, at reasonable rate*. Advertisements inserted at low rates. L. P. Fisher la our only authorised agent at Ban Francisco. He may be found at his desk at the Merchau ts’ Exchange. A Delano, at Wells, Fargo 81 Co.’s office. Is our nu thorlzedagent at Grass Valley. Frera the San Diei?o IloralJ. Address ofPrcsident Walker to the People of the United States. November SO, 1853. In declaring the Republic of California Free, Sovereign and Independent, I deem it proper to give the people of the United Stales the reasons for the course I have ta ken. It is due to the nationality which has most jealously guarded the Independence of American States, to declare that another Republic is created on the immediate con fines of (he Great Union. The Mexican Government has for a long time failed to perform its duties to the Province of Lower California. Cut off as the Territory was, by the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, from all direct com munication with the rest of Mexico, the central authorities have manifested little or no interest in the affairs of the Peninsula. The geographical position of the Province is such as to make it entirely separate and distinct in i s interests from the other por tions of the Mexican Republic. But the moral and social tics which bound it to Mexico, have been even weaker and more dissolute than the physical. Hence, to developc the resources of Lower Califor nia, and to effect a proper social organiza tion therein, it was necessary to make it Independent. The mineral and pastoral wealth of Lower California is naturally great, but to properly develop it there must be good government and sure . protaction to labor and property. Mexico is unable to furnish these requisites for the growth and pros perity of the Peninsula. The Territory, under Mexican rule, would lorever remain wild, half savage and uncultivated, covered with an indolent and half civilized people, desirous of keeping all foreigners from entering the limits of a State. When the people «f a territory fail almost entirely to develop the resources nature has placed at their command, the interests of civilization require others to go in and possess the land. They cannot, nor should they be allowed to play the dog in the manger, and keep others from possessing what they have failed to occupy and appropriate. Mexico has not performed any of the ordinary duties of a government towards the people of Lower California. She has established no sure and ready means of communication for the people among them selves, or with the rest of the world ; nor has she ever undertaken to protect them from the wandering robbers who infest the Territory ; thus abandoning the Peninsula, and h aving it, as it were a waif on the waters, Mexico cannot complain it others take it and make it valuable. On such considerations, have I and my companions in arms acted in the course we have pursued. And for the success of our enterprise, wo put our trust in Him who controls (he destiny of nations, and guides them in the ways of progress and improve ment. W ii.mam Walker, Col-, President of Lower California. Hkad Quarters Republic Lower Gala., 1 November 7,1853. j On the morning of the 15th of October we sailed with the Frst Independent Bat talion for Lower California. The com mand consisted of forty-five men. Our -voyage was a prosperous one to Cape St. Lucas, where we landed on the 28th of October. Here we gained some little in formation of importance, and proceeded on our journey to La Pa*. On the 3d day of November our vessel cast anchor oppo site the town. A party were ordered by Col. Walker to land, take possession of the town, and securo the person of the Governor —Lieut. Gilman commanding the party. In less than thirty minutes the lown was taken and the Governor secured. We then hauled down the Mexican flag in front of the Governor’s house, proclaimed the independence of Lower California, and our flag floated triumphantly where but a few minutes previous that of Mexico waved in supposed security. Our men, provisions and munitions of war were now landed, the town fortified, and Col. Walker entered upon his duties as President of the Re public of Lower California —issuing such decrees as were most congenial to the citi zens, as well as to the comfort and security of the command. Here we remained until Sunday, the Cth, when the President determined to re mora the seat of Government to St. Lu cas. In accordance with this determina tion we re-embarked, taking with us Ex- Governor Espanosa and the public docu ments. Shortly after our embarkation a vessel came into port, having on board Gob Robollero, whe was sent by the Gov ernment of Mexico to supersede Ex-Gov ernor Espanosa. A small detachment was dispatched to bring Col. Robollero on board our vessel. This order was promptly ex ecuted. About an hour after this occur rence, a party was sent on shore to procure wood, and while in the act of returning to NEVADA, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 16, 1853. their boats they were fired upon by a large party. Thus commenced the first action. The party consisted of but six men, who retired to the vessel under a heavy fire of musketry without losing a mac. In the meantime a fire was opened upon the town with our ordinance, which was kopt up until Col. Walker landed with thirty men, when the fighting became general. From the time of landing until the close of the action, (a signal defeat of tho enemy,) was about one hour and a half. The enemy's loss was six or seven killed and several wounded. Our men did not receive so much as a wound, except from cacti, while pursuing the enemy through the chapparal, in the rear of the town. Thus ended the battle of La Paz. crowning our efforts with victory, releasing Lower California from the tyrannous yoke of declining Mexico, and establishing* a new republic. The commercial resources—the mineral and agricultural wealth of the Republic of Lewer California, destines her to compare favorably with her sister Republics. Our men are all in fine health and spir its, and are as noble and determined a body of men as ever were collected together. The officers who compose the Govern ment are as follows, viz: William Walker, President of the Re public of Lower California. Frederick Emory, Secretary of State. John M. Jernagin, Secretary of War. Howard H. Snow, Secretary of Navy. Charles H- Gilman, Captain of Batalion. John McKibbin, Ist Lieutenant. Timothy Crocker, 2d Lieutenant. Samuel Buland, 3d Lieutenant. William P. Mann, Captain of Navy. A. Williams, Ist Lieutenant of Navy. John Grundall, 2d Lieutenant of Navy. Our Government has been formed upon a firm and sure basis. We arrived at St. Lucas on Tuesday, November Bth. On the morning of the 9th, the Mexican cutter Garrea cruised oflf the Cape; our appearance was so formida ble she deemed “ prudence the better part of valor, ” hauled to, and gave os the slip. In fiie morning our troops again embarked for Ensenada, where tho President contem plates establishing the seat of government for the present. Dec. Ist—Not having had an opportu nity to send this report sooner, I will add, that we are now at Ensenada, where the President has established head-quarters.— The country is at present quiet. The ran chcros are generally pleased with the new Government. All well and in fine spirits. I also send you copies of several important decrees, and the Proclamation of Indepen -1 dence. Yours, Independence. Detailed Account ofthc Capture of La Paz. The following is a copy of a letter re ceived by a gentleman of this city, from one of the officers of the Sonora expedition, giving some further particulars of the cap ture of La Paz: Repubmc ov Lower Ciufouvia, ) Off ha Paz, Lark Caroline, Xov. 7, 1853. \ We landed 1 hursday the 27th of Oct., at Cape St. Lucas, where we obtained information, etc. We proceeded to La Paz, the seat of government, intendin g to enter on Wednesday night, the 2d November, but we were delayed until the morning of the 3d, Thursday. A boat was landed, and the force immediately despatched to the Governor’s house, which we could see a quarter of a mile from the vessel- We took him prisoner and raised our flag, (which, by the way, is thtee horizontal stripes, red white and red, with two stars in the white) When the Government was on board, and our own flag flying, we sent our force, now numbering sixty fight ing men, on shore and fortified ourselves. We had several little skirmishes during Friday and Saturday last, captured some lances, muskets, and about two hundred charges of cannon grenades and canisters. Up to Saturday night, sth inst., no one hurt of any account. We took some dozen horses, which were given to my command as a ranger party. On landing, yesterday about 12 m., a sail was seen, which proved to be the Neptune from Mazatlan, bringing the new Governor of Lower California. — We immediately took him prisoner, and he is with us, as well as the old Governor, who is much of a gentleman. Having formally pronounced, and taken all the Government and Custom House papers, archives, etc., the Colonel determined to proceed to Cape San Lucas, mount his men, and take San Jose, a place of some eleven hundred inhabitants. La Paz con tains soma six hundred. We immediately commenced embarking. We bad taken everything—cannon, arau nition, provisions and everything on board —some eight men were upon the beach, when suddenly a firing was commenced from tho town; the men hurried off, and they commenced firing at the ship. Col. Walker ordered forty men to the boats, twenty in each division, all well armed with rifles, revolvers, knives, &c. Our landing was effected under the cover of a sharp fire from the ship with grenades and canister and round shot, which tore up the town a liitle. On landing we separated and took to the chapparal, which is very thick, and composed principally of cactus, with very sharp thorns- They kept up a brisk fire of musketry upon us, retreating to a plateau half a mile from the beach.—- By the time we had reached the top of it we had killed a few of them, but were nearly dead from the heat and fatigue gy running. The fight lasted from 4 p. m., till night. None of us were hurt, and twelve Gntuers killed and wounded. They fired a great deal, but aimed badly, most of their balls ploughing tho ground at our feet or whiz zing over ouf heads in an exceedingly mu cal manner. The Colonel, with his party, drove those before him out into the road to the rancho, but our adversaries took to a hill and hid behind it. Night coming on, we returned towards the boats and hauled up to drink at a fine store-house near the beach. While here, the Mexicans des cended under the cover of a small ravine, and commenced a fire of musketry. Eight men volunteered with me to drive thorn back, and I cannot account for their not sticking to me as we attacked them, for the old rifle which I fought with, attracted to me more than ray share of the fun. One strange thing happened : a man who prof fered great friendship for me, and with whom I had breakfasted on oranges, con coche and cheese in the morning, was the first whom I met on the hill. The boys fought very well, and on returning set fire to some houses, and took a few shots after entering the boats. 1 do not know when I shall return to California; not at all if the ball keeps roll ing which we have so well started. Sqttatino —Quite a number of lota were jumped at Marysville on Monday evening, says the Herald, owing, as was said to telegraphic dispatch having been received, stating the non confirmment of certain grants. Lumber men do a good business at night, and the hammering commences as soon as darkness covers their operations. An old citizen informed the Her ald that, annoyed all night by the noise, he waked up in the morning to find alongside his own, quite a comfortable house, where, on retir ing he left an open lot. The clipper ship Contest, Capt. Brews ter, which sailed from San Francisco, on the morning of the 2d Nov., arrived at Honolulu on the 14th, being only twelve days. A Question for Lawyers.— An examina tion took place before the Recorder on Wed nesday, of a woman charged with keeping a disorderly-house. One of the complainants was a young man named Plummer, who, upon his introduction upon the stand, was objected to by the opposing counsel as an incompetent witness, under the statute making a person pos sessing one-eighth negro blood incompetent, in a criminal case, as a witness against a white man. Upon being questioned with regard to his parentage, tho witness, who was a very in telligent man, with a perceptible tinge of color in his face, stated that his father was a quad roon, and his mother a full-blooded white wo man. Upon this, a question arose as to the degree of negro blood coursing in the veins of the witness Plummer. The court was of the opinion that he was an eighth negro, and there fore excluded by the statute. A number of counsel were called upon, and a number more volunteered to give their opinions, some declar ing he was an eighth, and others a sixteenth. Some of the reportorial corps suggested to his Honor that the witness should be bled, and the vital fluid analysed by a competent physician. The court was in doubt, and any decision was reserved till yesterday morning. The court de cided, however, that if a quadroon was possess ed of one fourth negro blood, the witness, being but one remove, possessed an eighth, and was therefore incompetent Witnesses were intro duced yesterday morning, some of whom stated that a quadroon possessed one fourth negro blood; others, an eighth ; and others, that the degree varied. Finally, however, it was settled I that a quadroon was one fourth negro, and that if the witness's father was a quadroon, he was clearly incompetent. Upon this, the witness stated that he had never seen his reputed father, and only knew him to be a quadroon by hear say. It therefore, being a matter of doubt, the court gave the witness the benefit of the doubt, and admitted his testimony. There was a con siderable degree of feeling manifested on both sides during tho investigation.— Alta. “ Was Paul inclined to politics ?” we asked of Mrs. Partington, as we saw the old dame reading a “grand rally’’ handbill at the corner of the grocery store. She asked us to wait a moment till she digested her specs. “Inclined to politics I” said she, and her eyes rested upon the period at the end of the last line, till she seemed to be meditating a full stop. “He was, but he wasn’t a propergandcr nor an oily gar chist nor an avaritionist nor a demigod, as some of 'em are ; all he wanted was an exercise of his sufferings and the use of his elective French eyes as he used to say. Ah, heaven rest him 1” exclaimed she, as her eyes rose from the period at the bottom of the bill and rested on the top of the fence. “ But did he never get an office. Mrs. P.?° we asked. “ Yes,” replied she, and we fancied the tone of her voice had an expres sion of triumph in it—enough to be perceptible, like three drops of paragoric in a teaspoonful of water —“ yes, he was put in one year for a hogreefer and got neglected.” Aa we were about asking her opinion of the new constitu tion, Ike came along whistling “Jordan ” and swinging a pint of milk in a tin pail round his head, and the old lady forgot her politics in her solicitude about Ike’s soiling his *ew cap. Boston Post. Where the Spirit goes to, —The returns of the Trade shew that in Massa chusetts, of the five millions gallons of spirits anually distilled from molasses, three-fourth at least are used for alcohol or for other purposes than as a beverage. At this season of the year, especially, nearly the entire product is used for burn ing fluid, and alcohol for chemical and manufacturing purposes. Beef Cattle. —ln one week in New York city, of the 2199 fat beef cattle which ar rived from the country, 1755 were brought in cars ; some from Virginia, Illinois, Ken tucky and Ohio, besides a large number of hogs, sheep, cows and calves. Evening Picayune. —This old paper, which is to be revived on the 15th inst. at San Francisco, will be under the editorial charge of Messrs. A. C, Russell and B. P. Sterrett. The Amazon —lt is said that the two small steamers, built in the United States for the exploration of the Amazon, have arrived at the mouth of that stream, and were, at the latest dates, 26th September, to proceed soon up to Peru. Important if True. —A Washington cor respondent of the New York Herald tele graphs the following te that paper: The National Democratic Committee are to call a national convention of the Democratic party at Baltimore, about the time of the meeting of Congress. The object is to take into consideration the “state of the Union,” as illustrated in the conduct of the present Administration— They will determine the question whether the Baltimore platform has been properly understood by the Cabinet, and whether their policy meet the approbation of the people. The Southern States will be ful ly represented, as will the anti-Free Soil party of the North and West. A Nuisance. —“ Mr. Magistrate, I want to ask you a question. Has a man got a right to commit a nuisance ?” “ No, sir, not even the Mayor?” “ Thon, sir, I claim my liberty, I was arrested as a nuisance, and as no one has a right to commit me, I move for a nonsuit.” The question has been carried up. Canadian Movements. —From the Ca nadian exchanges we perceive that the peo ple of the British provinces are somewhat in an excited condition in relation to the propriety of introducing a change in the political construction of the government, in so far as to consolidate a political union between five or six of the province of Brit ish North America—either federal or leg islative. The idea of one parliament, to legislate for all the provinces, is hotly op posed, on the ground that it would require too lengthy sessions, and that local affairs could not meet with such attention as would be required, or received from local or provincial legislatures. A federal league of delegates from different provinces, for the creation of general laws, has been somewhat favored by the English portion of the Canadians, but resisted by a large portion of those of French extrac tion, because the league would conspire to destroy the national characteristics of the French. There is no denying the faet that crime in this city has increased with aston ishing rapidity during the past month.— Each morning the prisoners' dock of the Recorder’s court is crowded beyond its ca pacity with persons of both sexes, charged with almost every species of offense. This morning there were seven cases of grand larcency and six of petty larcency for in vestigation, besides two cases of highway robbery, and upwards of twenty-five drunk and disorderly cases.— Eve. Journal y dlh. No time to lose. —Three other buildings were’commenced in Stockto n during the early part of last week. The apprehension of rain does not retard the spirit of improTment that has taken hold upon the citizens of that enterprising place. Meteor. — A. bright meteor, says the Stockton Journal , shot across the heavens on Friday evening, and exploded just above the city, apparently. The illumination, here, however, was not so great as at Sac ramento, where the light illuminated the ground, making visible the smallest object, says the Union. How to wear Spectacles. —The fol lowing is copied from a “ Treaties on the Eye, ” by Mr. West an eminent optician: “ In the proper use of spectacles there is no circumstance of more importance than their position on the head. They should be worn so that the glasses may come as close to the eye as possible, without touch ing the eye-lashes. They should also be placed so that the glasses may be paral lel to the paper when the head is in an easy position. To accomplish this, let the sides of the spectacles bear on the head about midway between the top of it and the ear; the eyes will then look directly through the glasses to the paper, and make the most advantageous use of them, instead of looking obliquely through them to the paper, as spectacles are usually worn, with the bows in contact with the ear, in which position they produce a dis torted image on the retina. The sides of the spectacles should also be placed at an equal height upon the head. ” Saw Mills.— Ten saw mills- located in the neighborhood of Mokelumne Hill, are doing a thriving business. Lumber sells at from S6O to SBO per thousand feet. The following is a description of a free fight in Western Virginia, as related by one of the eye-witnesses thereof. Pre mising that there was but one blow struck, in answer to an interrogatory as to who he was, the narrator replies: “ I reckon he war low down on Guyan, somewhar. Jes as they are jawln, a chap rode up on a claybank boss—a peert lookin’ chap enough, an’ when he got foment the place, ses he, ‘is this a free fight ?’ an’ they told him it war. * Well, ’ ses he, gettin off, an’ hitchin’ his old claybank to a swingin’ limb, ‘ count me in!* He hadn’t more’n got it out, afor some one fetched him a lick, an’ he drapt He x\z directly with some difficulty, an’ ses he, ‘ls this a free fight ?’ and they told him *it arr.' ‘ Well, ’ ses he, unhitching his boss, and puttin' his left leg over the back leather, ‘ count me out!' an’ then he marvelled. ” A monthly literanr magazine, to be cal led the Pioneer , and to be made up of the contributions furnished by the literary por tion of Yotrng California, is to be publish ed at San Francisco, the first number to be issued in January. The Tonn g ‘‘Adamantines” and the Admin istration—'War'formally declared. A large and spirited meeting of the Young Men’s National Democratic Club, was held in New York recently; James T. Brady, Esq. a prominent member of the Club, who had been chosen President, upon taking the chair, made a speech, in which the Administration is handled with out gloves. We make a single extract It will be seemthat even the President Kirrt self is not spared : Wo will tolerate no connexion, as we feel no sympathy, with men who, whether combined as a mercenary faction under a stolen name, or arrayed g in the more impos ing attitude of an administration, seek to make the dignity of the Democratic doc trines, or of the Democratic party, secon dary to the gratification of individual am bition of the distribution of political re wards. [Great applause.] We will no more hesitate to thwart a Cabinet than to destroy a clique, if from any policy what* ever they attempt to confound the distinc tion between the tried soldier, even faith ful to duty, and the renegade who returns from treachery, clamorous for the spoils of our victory, though he labored for our de feat. Ours is called the age of progress.— Let us see that its progress prove useful and ennobling. Let us adhere to party organizations and to parly names, while they truly represent the principles which they were intended to sustain and charac terize. But let us look beyoncl all organi zation or nomenclature, to the great object worthy of political effort—the ascender cy of such principles and men as are best cal culated to ensure the]welfare and glory of the American people-1 Whenever any pub lic man, false to the duties of the station he occupies, seeks to convert his office into a mere instrument for promoting the sel fish schemes of his followers or himself, be it our desire and effort to gdiscetotit and disgrace him. And when a man, high in position, who is supposed to partake in some degree of the large and noble senti ments which sway our people stoops from the eminence he should aim at adorning, to wield his influence jin gratifying the rovenge of disappointed ambition, or to appease the clamors of mercenary poli ticians, we will expose and denounce him as an hatred and scorn. [Great applause.) Some individuals at ington, now invested with authority, which the people gave, and which the people can take away, suppose'that a President and his Cabinet may dictate to the Dem ocratic party in this State how they should exercise their political power. We will teach them a lesson, as we have already taught one to Van Buren. (Applause.) We will wait patiently, but with stern resolution, for the time to instruct these usurpers, that officers and honors belong not to the incumbents, but to the people, and that we wage a war of extermination against all politicians, in or out of offled, who would exercise the power of govern ment to intimidate the humblest citizen in the exercise of his rights. Franklin Pierce and Mr. Guthrie have no unsatis fied claims on this country. (Appjause.) The existence or talents of neither is es senital to our progress or prosperity. We could fill their places to-morrow with abler and better men; and we here warn them that if they continue to be led by the wily and corrupt Marcy, we will assign them, and all who unite with them in their des picable political treachery, to the impo tency they will so richly deserve. (Great Applause ) Napoleon's Last Tear. —About a year before his death a sudden change took place in the daily habits of Napoleon.— His better angel had whispered into his ear, and carried solace and contentment to his heart. He no longer secluded him self from the world. He went among his fellows as a man should mix with them, and as an emperor might. There is work going on in his garden. The gardeners are very busy, especially the Chinese—an industrious race. Napoleon takes his place among them. He uses the spade with the rest, and the children of Count Bert rand are playing about him while he digs. Fowls trespass on the grounds, and make free with the favorite flower beds. The imperial gardener sends for his gun, shoots the trespassers dead, and then proceeds with his work—superintendiag the raising of sod walls in this place, the formation of reservoirs in another. Visions of the old time come across him while he labors, and he traces out on the ground of his little garden, plans and field-works for defensive operations, to the edification of his officers and attendants, who group about him as he explains his ideas. Day after day, for a brief but happy interval, the gardening continues. Every man in the houife has a spade in his band, and Napoleon very busy putting in seeds. He breakfasts in his garden, send messages to the orderly officer for carts, shovels and spades, and when the orderly officer looks in h.te in the evening, he finds the great map still busy with his healthy and innocent occu pation ; and be sure he will be in good time next morning, for the t said Officer writes to the' Governor, in his daily report of the 9th May, 1820: “ General Bona parte has got a large bell, which he rings, and immediately upon this signal all the servants turn out to work in the gardens. ” In less than a year after this sentence was written Napoleon died, San Francisco Mortality. —For the week ending Dec. 8, the interments at San Fran cisco were 27. WHOLE NO. 172. The Permamkncy of Stockton. —The 1 Republican of the Bth inst., says— v It is estimated by a competent buildef c that a sum upwards of $500,000 has been n expended within the current year in ton, in brick buildings; and it is again, estimated that taxable property within the; city limits has during the last eight months, c been increasing at the rate of 15 per cent* per month. Look out for Breakers. —The Prussian ? Charge at Mexico has written a letter to * the Prussian Consul at San Francisco, 1 stating the Mexican Gevernment has 1 informed him that all the necessary steps have been taken to capture the adventur ers in Lower California, and that theyd will be punished with all the rigor of the if law, no matter to what nation they may? belong. He waras all Prussian subjects’’ to keep clear. Let it Como. —There is a great scarcity. of silver for change in the Allantic States., The Director of the Mint promises that it - shall be more plenty soon. * Started Again. —Col. Fremont has suf ficiently recovered his health to fee! justi fied in starting out to rejoin his company, and renew his proposed trip across lh« plains. He was expected to start on the 14th inat , and would be accompanied by Dr. Ebers, of St- Louis, who had been et>- : gaged to make the trij> as physician to the expedition. Charles Dickens computes that the En glish people gain their livelihood from the trade with the United States. A disastrous fire occurred at Providence, R. 1., eaHyj Oct. 27, consuming property to the value of half a million dollars. f The N. Y. Times announces that the* N. Y. Herald is to be purchased by the. “ Hards ” for their origan, at the expense, of SIOO,WO t —. 4 f Mr. Borland, on presenting his ereden« 0 tials as Minister to Central America made, a speech which -occupies four columns fine type! & The Augusta Chronicle says that the* cotton erop is effectually killed in Georgia,* except in a few favored localities. The Piedmontese government has re fused to acknowledge Mr. Foresti as Con-f sul for the United States, alleging that ba is a disciple of Mazxrni. Theatrical. —The Calaveras Chroni\ cle says that a handsomely finished theatre, will be opened at Mokelumne Hill some*, time during the present week tor a formance. , Committed. —Henry Smith, charged with perpetrating a highway robbery on the person of Calvin Hatch, between the* Presidio and the Mission, near Saa Fran-* cisco, was identified and committed for triaf on Friday last Progressing —The trial of C. R. Drev/ for the murder of Dr. Gillis, is progress* ing before the Court of Sessions at Sait Francisco. Annexation. —3fr. L. R. Lull writes fronS Honolulu, that everything gives indication Of n strong disposition on the part of the natives at well as the foreign residents, to favor annexai tion with the United States. Well Paid.—The Paris correspondent o’ the London Times receives 05,000 a year, anc is furnished with a handsome suite of rooms. William Howitt.—Tins distinguished an thor was, at the last New York dates, expected , in that city from Australia, on his way home b England. Wants to go Home.—Bayard Taylor ha got tired of wandering among barbarians, am wants to get back to civilization again. All vor Love.—A young man killed him self in New York the other day, because h in love with his brother’s wife. flg?- X woman and a lawyer had a fight ii the Louisville market house recently. Lon; nails prevailed over legal knowledge ; and th limb of the law, after getting considerate scratched, left the field in possession of the wc man. The havoc the cholera and small po: have been making all through India during th« past summer, has been truly terrible. In Cal cutta, the reports have averaged 75 per daj On one estate and on another 300 hands died The entire population has been reduced, per haps one twentieth. Jteg 0 ’ Numerous arrests of supposed revolu , tionary agents have been made in Italy. Mis Cunningham lias boon liberated from prison a Florence. It will lie recollected that this lad_ was imprisoned a short time since for giving jf Florentine peasant a Bible. The United States is now engaged in build . ing Custom Houses at New Orleans, Missour ■ Charlestown, LOuisville, Cincinnati, Pittsburg Richmond. Norfolk, Wilmington, (Del.) an- Bath (Me.)—and we might add, attempting t build one in San Francisco. The London Times surmises that when Com modore Perry returns to receive an answer t( the President’s dispatches, he will find fort' erected to to give him a hostile instead Off’ friendly reception. New York is divided into two classes —thoso who keep ond those who inhabit hotels. Th*[ old division of wise and otherwise is now sup ; planted. ■ ■ ““ There is an alderman in New York wh<| is so large .that neither the Hard nor Soft polL tieians ain get round him- lie remains, there** fore, hard on one side and soft on the otlier* and so both parties have nominated him fof“ re-electiou.