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Z. EAGAjr. tutor WKD&AT....,, MARCH1 1 V 1858. ' ; Somal Schqoli. ? This is a question which, jat the present time, is attracting considerable amount of interest injour State, and throaghout the entire nation ; it is therefore to be expec ted,, that as the conductor of a public journal to say something upon it. We are free to confess that, when the plan was first proposed for the State to take these institutions under its care, and assume the pecuniary responsibility of their maintenance, we entertained strong doubts of the ptopriety of saeh a course. ' The common objection, " that it is not the province of the State to provide for the education oi Teachers ; that it is the business of those who choose to enter this profession, to qualify themselves for the discharges of its duties," and that there is no more propriety in the support of Normal Schools, at the expense of the State, than, there would be in establishing nnd sustaining Theological Seminaries, Medical Colleges or Law Schools, in the same manner, are considerations, which, for a time, bore with weight upon our mind. Now, if it were true, that the State had assumed the responsibility to cany on the practice of Medicine, of Law or Theology, there would be truth in this consideration. Teachers of com mon Schools are the servants of the State and are' subject to its requirements, in a very different sense, and to a much greater extent than are Clergymen, Doctors or Lawyers. It is not doubted by any, that it is a wise arrangement of our National Gov ernment to establish and sustain Naval and Military schools, for the proper training of young men for the command of armies, on the field of battle ; and for the proper management of our ships of war. Upon the same principle, and for the accomplishment of a higher and a nobler object, we now say that, we believe it is the duty, and the interest of the State to educate Teachers, tor the greater work of moulding the human mind and expanding the human intellect. Whatever is essential to the carrying of State Schools into successful operation, filmiiM either he minnliprl at tha exnense - rr-- r of the State, or, the whole project aban doned at once. That there is a crying necessity for a greater number of competent Teachers in the State to supply the demand, is a fact " known and read by all men." According to the report of the Com missioner of Common School, the cost to the State, during the year 1857, for the Teachers under the employ of the Board, amounted to the snug little sum of two millions, three hundred thousand dollars. This is too vast an amount of money to be wasted upon incompetent Teachers. ; We have good cause Tor the belief, that in many instances, the Board of examiners have been compelled to give certificates to incompetent Teachers on account of the demand being so much greater than the supply. It is this fact which has brought our common, schools into disrepute in many localities; and it will continue to operate as an incubus upon them, so long as inexperienced persons are relied upon as Teachers. There is now a proposition submitted to the Senate of our State, by the chairman of the Senate Committee on Schools, to accept an offer made by Cyrus McNeely, of llopedale, Harrison county, to donate to the State, for the purpose of establish ing a Normal School, a property valued alt 10.000. ; ' Samuel LEwxs.Sthe first Superintend ent of Common Schools for the Slate of Ohio, made a report on this subject in February, 1839, from which the following extracts are taken, which are as applica ble now, as they were then : " Wiih the experience of other nations and other estates, as well as the success which has attended individual experiments in our own oiate, before me, I have made up my mind, that with teachers educated for the business, sufficient to supply all the district in our State, we should with the same money now expended, secure to our children an education far exceed ing in amount and far superior in quality to what is generally furnished. " It is proper that one objection should be anticipated and answered. ' It maybe said that if theie are a thousand teachers required, nnd the want still increasing, tbe establishment of Normal Schools will fall far short of supplying the demand to justify the exnense. We answer, that the benefit of these schools will not be limited to the number directly taught in them. . The instruction of some eighty or hundred teachers, if confined in fact to the furnishing of that number, would render the expediency of tbe measure doubtful, bat it should be recollected that every one who should go out from this institution, will go prepared to teach on the same plan, and his or her pupils will, to a greater or lees extent, acquire the same - knowledge. Each teacher thus instructed will be competent to take charge of a similar institution, whether of private or public character. But all this will not be the great advantage ; tbe moral influence of such a model school will be felt by thousands who .will never enter its walls. ' When asiandard of this kind is erected and sustained, it will be looked to fiom every board of county and township e xamiiiWs in' "the State ; enter prising young teachers will aspire to reach if not excel, the perfection of the model, and, thus, in short time very great improvement wil be seen everywhere, and those now making the greatest efforts will find theirjjrogress facilitated." - BfsiiopTiu.oTsoiLvery truthfully says, "many things in this life, require great care and forethought, but the greatest work in life is to rear and build up a man." - Are the ignorant and Unskilful, competent to the accomplishment of this great work? We admit that there are hundreds of good Teachers in our Stale, but the truth cannot be successfully con troverted, that there are thousands of incompetent Teachers, who are being supported at the expense of the State ; and at the far greater expense of the1 destiny of the rising generation. In the hands of incompetent Teachers, thousands of minds are receiving a malformation which will last forever. Two millions, three hundred thousand Dollars have been expended during the last year, in our State, in the payment of Teachers, and more than the half of that sum to persons who haye need that others should teach them. How much wiser and how much more economical it would be, to pay a fair pro. portion of that sum for the education. of proper persons in whose hands the train ing of our children would be sale. ,. Union Praayer Meeting. On Friday of last week, the Ministers representing four of the Evangelical Churches of this city, held a meeting of consultation, to take into consideration the best method by which to promote and extend the gracious work of grace, now in progress in this place. We are glad to learn, that it was mutually resolved to hold a UnionPrayer Meeting in six of the different churches of the city, consecutively, commencing at 4 o'clook P. M. The first of the series was held on yesterday, in the Kramer Chapel, and was well attended. On to-day it will beheld in the first Presbyterian Church. For further information in regard to these meetings, we refer our readers to the card in this paper, published by authority. That it is the duty of all who can, to be in attendance at those meetings, is a fact that none will doubt, who have any regard for their spiritual interest. "God is working in tbe hearts of the people to will and to do of his own good pleas ure," and it is our duty "to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling." Under the influence of the Holy Spirit, the Gospel of Christ still possesses the same astonishing power that was evinced by the preaching of the Apostle on the day of tbe ChristianPentecost it pierces the consciences of sinners, it softens their hearts, and by the accompanying influence of Divine Grace, it purifies their souls; the careless trifler is arrested by Gospel Truth, and for tbe first time in his life he begiiis to think seriously, and to pray for mercy he comes to himself, and in the language of the Prodigal, says, I will arise and go to my Father." Never since our recollection, has there been bo extensive a revival of Religion in our world, as there is at the present time. How many years will pass by, before "the earth will be' filled with the knowledge of the Lord," we pretend not to say, but we think it not a Utopian notion to indulge in the belief, that we have been permitted to behold the dawn of that happy day of Grace. The New York Commercial Ad vertiser truly and forcibly says of the great Religious Awakening now in pro gress : "Never, perhaps, certainly never du ring the life-time of the present generation, was a religious movement less open to ridicule, or less liable to exception of any kind. Wo say this without any hesitation or qualification. There has been from the first, and is now, nothing pretentious in it ; nothing extravagant ; nothing for ced or factitious'. It grew up unnoticed ; it came almost literally without observa tion or remark, and was first seen in some of its beneficent fruits. lis increase has been gradual, though rapid and great, and it has been free to n wonderful extent from sectarianism and from extremes, of every kind. A work of this kind is to be judged of by its effects upon tbe people, and upon those who are prominent in its promotion; and. judged by this standard, the present religious movement is jus tified before the world, for it influence has been meliorative of sectarian asperities and promotive of fraternal feeling." Signs of the Times. One of the noteworthy indications of political revolution that is now taking piace in mis country, is "ine tact mat ev ery candidate not in office, nominated on the Democratic State ticket, by the Dem ocratic Convention at Columbus, has pro nounced in opposition to the Lecompton policy ot llie AuminiBiration. to wit: Hon. Henry B. Payne, Esq., candidate lor Governor; Major General Av, II . Lytle. candidate for Lieut. Governor; Lol. Morris, for Treasurer of Stale: Mr Keinhard, for Secretary of State. Mr. Backus is believed to hold the same nosi lion.- Another fact of consequence to the Democracy was stated by Gov. Payne at Columbus. Wednesday night, by the authority of Col. Mouis, of Monroe coun tythe stronghold of Democracy to wit : ''Col. Morris says that he does not know, nor has be heard of a solitary uemocrat in oiu Monroe, not even ex cepting P istmasteri, who is in favor of Lecompton. They are all bitterly hostile to the adoption of that infamous instru ment. Herald of Saturday. Zar MONRO STBWART, WOO W9S convicted for the murder of Wilson at McKeesport, and was subsequently par doned by Executive clemency died on the 9th inst., in the Hospital, at Pitts- uurgn, oi small-fox. 7 The following interesting' account of the anti-Lecompton Democratic meet ing, held in Columbus on the 10th inst., is copied from the Ohio Stale Journal, Read it: . Anti-Lecompton Meeting at Columbus. The meeting being fully organized, the Hon. Frederick P. Stanton of Tennessee, late Secretary of the Territory of Kansas, and acting Governor during the abscence of Governor Walker, addressed. the con vention. Mr. Stanton is a fine looking gentleman in the prime of life. He was a member of Congress from the Memphis district for ten years. There is no pre tense about him. His bearing is that of a candio, conscientious, intelligent gen tleman. His speech had nothing of the spresd eagle about it, nor glittering gen eralities. He came here to speak 4o thinking men upon a great national sub ject, of which it may be said with exact truth, that "all of which he saw and part of which he was." He told us that he was a southern man ; that by birth, edu cation and habit, he had been fa favor of making Kansas a slave State if it could be done honorably, and with the free consent of the people; but not otherwise. He was requested by the President to go to the Territory with Mr. Walker, and endeavor to allay the strife and end the difficulties which there existed. He went against his will, and at the sacrifice of professional business. He and uovernor Walker had lonff interviews with the Piesident before the left Washington, and they we.-e fully authorized, both -verbally and in writing, to say to tbe people of Kansas that they should be protected in their rights, and that when a constitution should be formed, before it should be sent to Congress it should be submitted to them for their approval or rejection. J be army of the United States was placed at their disposal. Governor Walkers in augural message, in which these promises were solemnly made, was written in Washington, and was submitted to the inspection nnd supervision of the President and was by him approved. Ho there could be no pretext fur the President to say that he did not fully comprehend its scope and approve of its doctrines. Mr. Stanton frankly admitted that he went to the Territory strongly prejudiced against the free State men. He thought them factous; he believed they purposely misrepresented the state of things there. He had not been long there before he began to alter his previously expressed opinions. The truth came upon him in a manner that he could not avoid seeing nnd feeling it. He found that the free State men had been txasperaled almost to madnesR, by the frauds and oppressions that had been practiced on them by the boQer Missourians, the office holders and the General Government. They had no faith in the promises which he made to them that they should hive lair play. When he told them that Governor Walk er and himself had been sent there by the President for that purpose, and were de termined to see it done, they replied that such promises had been made to them before, but had never been kept. They did not question the good intentions of himself and Governor Walker, but they could not cairy them out. The truth of what tbey said hits been fully vindica ted. Mr. Stanton spoke three hours. He gave a detailed history of matters in Kan sas, of the frauds practiced upon the peo ple, of the duplicity practiced by the Government, and of the wrongs there made manifest. Never have we heard such a story of wrongs and oppressions. Never was there such a history spoken as he spoke of a free people wrongod by their rulers. He wholly exonorated the h ree Slate men from blame. Un tlie contrary, he said that had the lacts been reversed; had the pro-slavery party been in the position of the Free State men, had they have haj a triumphant and legal majority, as the Free State men have bad and the Free State men had attempted to practice such villainies upon them, as bad been practiced upon the Free Slate men, nor a man of them would be left alive in the Territory. It was a great speech, great in its ob ect, great in its facts, grest in the man ner in which they weie treated. It come upon one like the solemn organ sounds of Cathedral music. It was a statesman, scholar, and a gentleman speaking against wrong doing, and for Liberty and justice. When we say that the speaker fully sustained every allegation made by Governor Chase and the Republicans during the late memorable campaign in Ohio, we only give a shadow to the sub stance. The story of Kansas has never yet been told by Republicans. True they knew it, but tbey were alraid to tell it all, lest the whole would be regarded as s falsification. Never did we feel more proud of our position, never did we feel more honored from the consciousness of our connection as a humble soldier in the Republican army, and for speaking for the right, for truth and for God's Justice, than we felt when listening to the tragic ephic of the honorable gentleman. We shall often recur to this speech. We could from mere memory write it all out, so deep is the impression it has made upon our heart. It is tbe knowledge that one is fighting for great principles, for the overturning and tbe demolition of ty rants and tyranny, that elevates the politics of tbe day into the highest order of patriotism. We felt, when listening to the speech, thankful that we had been permitted, in the , providence, of God, to do something in this our day and gener ation, for ihe principles of Republican liberty, and for the rights cf mankind. The meeting adjourned when Mr. Stanton finished. At seven o'clock the convention assembled at Concert Hall which is the largest in the city, it was filled to repletion. Letters were read from Governor Wise of Virginia, Gov. Robert J. Walker, Senator Broderick of California, and Mr. Cockerill of Ohio; after which the Hon. Stanley -Matthews of Cincinnati, spoke about three quarters of an hour. He made, as he always does an able speech. He said (his matter of the admission of Kansas into the Union, presented two questions, one of fact and one of morals. He said it was a fret that the people of Kansas never made the con stitution and they will not live under it. It not being their constitution, Congress ought not to give to it the force of law. The people ol Kansas have, in fact, with drawn the constitution from Congress by a majority of ten K thousand. And .-yet southern men make a pretext "that they cannot refuse t admit her the very men who, all their lives, have proclaimed the right of a Stale to secede from -the Union whenever it sees fit. Mr. Matthews made one admission which we wish to print exactly as he said it. He said: "There is no use to brave it out any longer. The history of Kansas, it must pout b$ admitted, from the beginning to the present time, has been a usurpation. After Air. Matthews, finished, J a age Johnson' of Kansas, Durbin Ward, Esq., General Geiger.Mr.Gaston of Mt. Vernon, Mr. Leete of. Lawrence county, and "Governor" Payne, made speeches. The speaking was good, and .we congratulate the Douglas mon upon the success of their mass meeting. Let us now see what the Buchanan Democracy can do on Friday night,, when they are to hold a meeting at the same place. . Governor Chase and the .Washington Statute Inauguration. We give below the letter of the Com missioners of the Monument, to Gov. Chase, inviting him to attend the Inaugu ration of the Statute of Washington at Richmond, as the guest of the State of Virginia, and his reply, the letters are creditable to both parties:' , INVITATION Richmond, Va., Jan. 15, 1858. Gov. S. P.. Cha'sb. Sir: Acting un der the authority of .the General Assem bly of Virginia, we respecfully invite you, as the Guest of the State, to be present at the elevation of the Statute of Wash ington to its position on the Virginia Washington Monument, in the city of Richmond, on the 220. day of February next. An answer is requested. Yours, very respectfully, WM. F. RITCHIE, GEORGE W. M UN FORD, GUSTAVUS A. MYERS, Commissioners of the Monument. REPLY. State of Ohio, Executive Department, Columbus, Feb. 19, 1858. Sir: I find myself constrained by imperative public duties to forego the gratification of being present at the inau guration of the staiute of Washington, at Kichn ond. on the Zid inst. I regret it more, because, representing, for the time being, in her Chief Magis tracy, the great Commonwealth, whose existence is due, in no small degree, to the magnanity of Virginia, inspired by the counsels of her most illustrious sons, and manifested in her cession to the con federated States of her claims to the ter ritory Northwest of the Ohio, it would give me especial 'pleasure to bear to her people earnest assurances ol cordial good will from the people of Ohio, and to add to the expression of their fervent desire that the spirit of Washington, v whose statue you are about to inaugurate, pen etrating and pervading the hearts of all his countrymen, may preserve in perpe tuity that Liberty and Union to establish and maintain which was the great labor of his life. Deprived of the pleasure of expressing these assurances in person, permit me to avail myself of (his mode of tendeiing them ; and believe me to be, with senu menis of the greatest respect for yourself and your associate on the Committee, very truly yours, S. P. Chase. Sunday amusements in New York. Mayor Tiemann has determined to shut up the Sunday theaters, gardens, circuses and lager-beer saloons on the Sabbath. In pursuance of instructions, Sergeant Berncy and squad visited a large num ber of these places of resort on Sunday night, to notify the keepers that they must on Sundays hereafter close their houses uccording to law. In s6me places the officers received the answer "Yah," to assure them that the order would be complied wiih; in other places no answer was given as to the keepers' intentions, and at other houses they were treated rathei discourteously. In the William street, and North William street and Chatham street houses the police found immense gatherings. Some of the saloons had upward of a thousand guests, with a band of music in full blast, singing, drinking, smoking, bi.ll,rolling and gam bling. At Hinner & Harmon's Theatre, Bow ery, tbe officers were at first refused ad mission, but they were eventually allow ed to go in quietly. A dramatic perform ance was going on as usual. The play was, however, soon stopped when the police was announced, and the audience shortly afterward dispersed, not a little chagrined at the inturruption. At Rynehart & Renner's National Cir cus the horses were in Ihe ring, and the performance went dn merrily until the police gave the usual notice, when it ceas ed. N. Y. Tribune. New Hampshire Speaks. The election which took place in New Hampvhire on Tuesday has resulted gloriously for the Republican cause. The gain from last year is about three thous and, which is a gain of one thousand for each Congressional Disrrict. Hale is re elected and the whole State ticket with him. The Senate Btands nine Republicans to three Democrats. Tbe house has one hundred and forty Republicans to twenty nine Democrats, hardly enough to swear by. The Governor's . Council is all Re publican. New Hampshire used to be the most reliable Democratic State in the Union. Nothing could move her until they made slavery a Democratic test, and then she stept out. All honor to the old Granite State. State Journal. When Kansas will come in. The Washington correspondent of the Chicago Times, supposed to be in the secrets of Douglas, speaking of the time when the Lecompton swindle will pass Congress, savs: 1 . ' Winter will close and Spring will come and go, and Summer too, for that matter, before the abomination will have passed over the Senate, , The opposi'ion will dispute every inch o! ground j the . i debate will be the most scorcning wnicn ever took place in Congress. I predict that before it is closed the most violent Lecomptonist will be ready and willing to wilhdiaw from the conflict. The issue will be presented to the American people will awaken the popular indignation to a height, which will make it uoconfortable to face," Congressmen letter Writers. We have a few remarks to make in reply to the Washington letter whiclt we publish to-day. Tbe writer must nave read our article very hastily, or we did not succeed in clearly expressing what we intended to say. Our ; previous re marks were called forth by a letter from Washington, in which the practice of the Eastern press, ok ignoring the standing and ability of Western members, was very properly condemned. We agreed with every word in that letter.' It was true. But we said that 'Western men have themselves to blame in a great meas ure for it. They' patronize, subscribe for, and enrich the Eastern papers, and neglect and starve their own. The writer said, and very' properly, that the Western papers ought to have Western men as correspondents at Washington, which is true. We replied, that we could not have such a thing, because we had not the means to pay , for it. "' --'-' . In this connection, we said that our members of Congress took little notice of the papers in the State, except - to send them occasionally a Dublio . document, or t brief note requesting the' publication of a speech. We said that bastern mem bers act differently, and so they do. We did not mean that". they were correspon dents of newspapers, nothing of the kind. We agree with 'Swipes," they would be poor ones. But we meant that they might write to the Editor of their parly papers, once in a, while, to let him known how things wore going on in Washington, and if not too much trouble, he might occasionally say a kind word, and make a suggestion, or something of that kind, just by way of acknowledgement that such a paper exists. That's M. State Journal. Report of the Kansas Investigating Commute. Ike Cook Confirmed, with proviso that he resign soon Mars almip oj ivor .them Illinois. Washington, Monday, March 8. Mr. Harris, Chairman of the Kansas Investigating Committff of fifteen, will submit the journal ol its proceedings, with the report, to the House, to morrow, (Tuesday.) The report states that all the objects of the investigation have been defeated by the Majority, and it asks for further action by Congress. It is expected that Humphrey Marshall will thereupon offer a resolution, with instructions that seven members (the Re publican.) of the Committe may call for any information they think necessary, nnd summon witnesses before them. It will then be for ihe House to deter termine whether this movement be i privileged question, and upon that the test will be made. It is now believed that six Americans will sustain this movement to secure fur ther inquiry, though the test. may be postponed to print the journal and report ot the commute. Cook's nomination as Postmaster at Chicago was up again to-day, with the information required from the Post office and Treasury Departments, in regard to his defalcation. He will be confirmed .to morrow, with the private understanding that he is to resign soon. Davidson will probably be retained as Marshal of the Northern District of lllin oi?, not withstanding the assurances giv en to Nye. Veritas. DITE8 AND STINOS OF INSECTS. AS a remedy against the stings and bites of in sects, and of all poisonous reptiles, Draoo's Arctic Liniment is unsurpassed. Such are its' disinfecting and penetrating prop erties, that no matter how virulent may be tho poison from a bite or sting, this Liniment at once reaches the scat of the venom, however deep, and neutralizes and extracts it, With Bragg's Arctic Lini ment at hand, the bite of a rattlosnake is as harmless as that of a gnat. It relieves the smart of musquito bites instantly, and id a few minutes entirely destroys the pain from a siing. For sale by Hening & Melvin. Slave Trade Revived. A curious developement (and important, f true), reaches us from New Orleans, The Delta of that city, in an editorial article, assests that the African slave trade has already been reopened by the South, and that a regular depot has been established on Pearl river, in Mississippi, where car goes of negroes haye been received, and sold into slavery. The vessels engaged in the business carry the trench nag, be cause the British cruisers on the African coast will not trouble it. tW Bishop Bayley, the Catholic bish op of New Jersey, has issued a manifesto, to be read in all the churches, in which he calls attention to drunkards and dealers in liquor. Leaving to the pastors the choice of the particular means to be used, he suggests that each should keep a list of the drunkards and liqnor-dealeri in bis church. He says: "I am determined to make use of the most severe measures against all who are addicted to this scandalous and destruct ive vice; and if tbey continue in the practice of it, they must do it as outcasts from the Uaihoiic unurcn, wno nave no right to the name of Catholic while they live, nor to Christian burial when they dio." : "' . The Great Revival. We scarcely open a secular paper from any section of the country but revival noitce9 meet the eye. The awakening extends from the East to the West, and prevails among most of the Christian denominations The religious interest in cities,, towns, anu Villages, wen no in mo uwunvijT. anDcars to be constantly extending and becoming more engrossing. Churches are crowded, union and other prayer meetings are largely attended, and daily accessions are made to the Baptists Meth odists, Congregationalists, Presbyterians, and other Evangelical sects.' The Pres ent revival is said to be more wide spread and general among' all classes than any known for many years. A Larob accession. In the Fourth street Methodist . Episcopal Church, Wheeling, Vs., Rev. J. E Wilson pastor, two hundred and forty persons have re eently been converted, and one hundred and ninety nave unnea wiiri me jueuux diet Episcopal Church, ; Trial of Colonel Sumner. Carlisle. Pa., March II. The Court met this morning. All present except Gen. Wool, who Is atill sick.' Col. Sum ner was arraigned ou three-charges : first prejudice to good tnles-and military -dis cipline. Seconds violation-of an arOclet- of war by sending a challenge.) Third, upbraiding Harney for refusing to fight a duel, Sumner pleads not guilty. Ihe prosecution ', present ' the correspondence between the parties and rests the. case upon it. j Col. F. Lee, member of "the Court, for defense, testified to tbe insult ing language of Harney towards Sumnir while on trial at Fort Leavenworth. An essential witness for defense Col. Harris, of Maine corps, arrived this evening. ; Court adjourned until to-morrow.. Sum-. ner arrested on defense by Jlenry F. Watts; Maj. John F. . Lee; Judge-advocate, for prosecution. .V- -w Lecompton in the House. - , r The Anti-Lecompton Men in High Spirits. IPashington.MMch 1 1 . The anti-Lecomptonites are in tine spirits this evening, anticipating a victory to-morrow on the movement of Mr. Harris, of III., in the House to-day. Messrs. Blair, of Mo., Davis, Hains, Ricaud, of Md., Gilmer, of N. C, and Marshall, of Ky., where lhe4only raenV ben of slaveholding States who Voted with the majority of 15 who wore. averse to the Speaker's decision against Mr. Harris , quesiion of privilege. ' These members with the exception of Mr. Blair represent the Ameridan party. . . r The Lecomptonites claim that on the previous vote by which a call of the House was refused by 9 majority, 81 of their friends and ,only 5 anti-Lecomptonites were absent. . The burning of the Steamer Eliza Battle Over Thirty lives lost. ' The Telegraph announced, a few days ago, that on Monday moining, 1st inst., between the hours of two or three o'clock, as the steamer Eliza Battle, Capt Stone, was coming down the Tombighee river, on her way to Mobile, at a point about 45 miles below Demopolis, she was dis covered to be on fire in the after part, and that she was entirely consumed. We find some further particulars in the Mobile papers. The Register says : ., "Owing to the high wind and the point at which the fire first caught, it commu nicated almost instantly with the Ladies' cabin, and cut off all access to the life boat and yawl. All on board were driven to the forward part of the boat, where they remained until the scorching flames drove them into the water. Some were fortunate enough to get bales of cotton, others sustained themselves by clinging to the limbs of trees for several hours, until rescued from their perilous position after daylight. It will be remembered that Sunday night was bitterly cold, and of he 29 or 30 who perished, it is more than probable that a majority was frozen to death. The accident occurred, we learn, where the river Was swollen over its banks, and spread for half a mile into lowlands, and that when an effort was made to reach the shore the boat came into contact wiih a large tree, which was broken down by the violence of the con cussion, and arrested her progress. A Scotch Milionaire. The will of the late Mr. Morrison, formerly of the London house of Morrison & Cryder, has just been administered to in Scotland. The estate exceeds SU.UUU.UUU. Basil don Park, which cost $600,000, is the mansion given to the widow for her res idence, with an annuity of $50,000 a year. The great Islay estate, in Scotland, large enough for a principality, and which cost $2,200,000, is given to his son Charles, to wbom also is bequeathed the rognd sum of $5.000,000. Anti-Lecompton Meeting at Cleveland Melodeon Hall pac&ea tail. To the Ohio Statesman: . Cleveland, March 11. Great Dem ocratic anti Lecompton meeting here to night. The Melodeon Hall is packed from pit to dome. Mr. Stanton is speax ing, I. Coffinbury, Esq.. President; A. Hughes, C . Winslow, . 1). P. Khodes, JS Hessenmueller, D. . B. Wyman, J. W, Fitch. U. S. Marshal, M. Barlow and others, Vice Presidents. All one way Kansas Compoet. The Union copies from the Kansas Herald of Freedom an article denouncing the iv. Jr. Irxbune, endorsing Gen. Calhoun and prophesying peace, even .if Lecompton be passed. This article cost the Government about $4 per line, or just $231, the price for advertising mail routes in the paper. NEW BOOKS. The March number of the 1 Atlantic Monthly has been on our table for some time; it is fully equal to any of the former ones. This is the fifth number of the "Atlantic," and it has already become renowned for its fearless reviewing of the leading political, and literary, items, of tbe day; and the marked ability which characterizes - all . its contents. .Terms $3.00 per annum; Address '.Philips, Sampson & Co.. 13 Winter Street' bos ton. Blackwood'h Edinburo Magazine, for February, contains several chapters of Bulwer's new Story; "What will be ao with it" which increases in interest. 1 Also a very interesting article entitli'd "Zanzi bar: and Two months in East Africa,;' by Capt. Burton, the accomplished author of The Pilgrimage to Mecca. It also con tains several , others of interest,1 among which, is No. 11, of the Pporbeath Meet ing in India. Price $3,00 per annum. Addrees Leonard Scott it Co., 79 Fulton Street, New York. , - - . " 1 " :.. ; " Graham's Illustrated Magazink for April has already been received. A hearty welcome is always ready ' for "Graham." The Ap' number contains a full account of the Princess Royal and lli Rnvnl Man-in oft: wiih a complete de- w T- " V " SJ , scription of the wedding dresses, which the ladies are "dying" to know all about. Price 83.00 per annum.' Address Wat son U Co., Philadelphia, , . . ' BY MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH. Washington City, March U Sen ator Douglas has been confined to hie house-for several days by severe sicknea. I)ut will resume his place in the Senate sometime this wees, lie pronounces the repirrIsw1tlidutTouiidaribn,snd assures hie friends that hf intends! to fighP $he ptttl , t ' ..... i in wnicn-nn i nnw unontraa la mi nrf Ha will tot be driven from, hia 'Position bjj the threats or frowns or power, nor moved irom toe purposes jto which his lift has been devoted by inducements nrofered Irom eny quarter. He says that with him it is a matter of principle which he will maintain ai an nazaras. Last week's receipts into tire Treasury amounted to $535,000, exclusive of 1200, 000 in treasury notes. The drafts drawn! amount to $970,000. There is no perceptible improvement in the physical condition of Senator Davis. A partial Ipsa of his, eye eight is, feared by his Irtends.;? cl l K t Nw Your. March- IS; Flour firm sales 6,000 bbls, holders offer freely and there is a large export inquiry. Wheat is quiet. Corn firm; sales 30,000 bush. Beef steady. Whisky dull. Tallow lOdalOj. Sugar firm. Coffee buoyant. Cincinnati, Mawh 13. Flour steady: sales ?,000 J)bl at; .$3,65a3,7Qs tho receipts for tbe last 24. hours were 4,U0U bbls., -Whisky 16, with sales 1,600 bbls. Cloverseed dull at . $3,75a3,85. Provisions unchanged: sales 500 bbls mess pork at $15,29, to fill a contract. T.tr fa in mnftptfAfa. AamtinA ftt fit About 150 hhds 'bulk shoulders sold et 52 packed; there is no demand for bacon, and the market closes rather languid. Linseed Oil 60 etc and firm. sugar buoyant at 7a8. The weather is clear mh M(lrl ixl nr mat-iam ova iinnhatiroil Windfall. The origin of this terra is said to be the following ; Some of tbe nobility of England, by the tenure of their estates, were forbidden felling tbe trees upon them, the timber being reserved for the use of the royal navy. Such trees as fell without cutting were the property ot tbe oocupant; a tornado, therefoie, was quite a joyful event to those who had occupancy of extensive forests, and the windfall was sometimes of very great value. Female Piety. One of the most delightful features of the benevolent efforts of the present age, is the active co-operation of the female sex. It has ever been the province of woman to cheer and humanize man, to solace his woes, and to refine and grace his enjoyments. She had been his earl iest and most constant friend, sustaining him in adversity, and . embellishing bis prosperous fortunes. But it is to arms tianity alone that she is indebted for the elevation on which she now stands. . She exerts all her powerful inflaence under It A It nrk AW nf Mnnt liVA ff cnt9 wA(Tlldfl lilio j ig ii vj au van sag w isi vwug itiui uvti as entitled to share in the same intellect ual, pleasures, and as equally interested in that life and immortality whioh are brought to light in the Gospel. ' Until within a few years, females eon fined their efforts in aid of religion to the) circle of their own families and neighbor hoods. Here, indeed, tbey moved as burning and cheering lights; but recently they have entered a wider field, and given to their efforts a far "more extended scope. We find them forming associations in aid of missionary efforts, for the diffusion of Bibles and tracts, for the support of schools, and in fine, foi the instruction of ignorance, and the alleviation of woe. wherever they may be .found. -Scarcely a town in our country is without some of these combinations. To estimate the , amount of benefit resulting from these exertions, not only in their direct, but in their reflected influence, vtamust wait for the disclosures of the last day. . There is something peculiarly gratify ing in this state of things.. It bodes well to the cause of truth and benevolence, that the fine affections, and the quiet yet enduring energy of females are. actively enlisted in its service. . By assuming the province so eminently appropriate to their habits and characters, of visiting the die tressed, clothing the naked, instructing t.hi iunnranl rhcrinhinff the helnleaa- or 1 o i phan, and causing - the widow' heart to . sing for joy, they become the most sue cessful allies of their brethren, end, the best almoners of their bounty; while they loave them at liberty to concert mightier projects, and taking the wings of the mnrninv ti flv with tlifi rlaBtmir Goa pel to the uttermost parts of the earth. Their aid, too, in replenishing the mis sionary treasury, is highly important. It will bo. found, on . examination, that a large proportion of the contributions to Bible, missionary and education societies are suppled by females. .' ' It is highly-necessary to the success of any project, that it e pursued , with undiminished ardori and with a spirit prepared to meet and triumph over'every obstacle. These requisites are found in the female character. While it possesses , a sensitive delicacy , which - inclinea it to t shrink from rough collision with tbe jar ring elements of the world, it is endued with an Unconquerable spirit 'which diffi cult occasion call' into exercise: The moment in which man desponds is the veiy juncture which summons op the slumbering energies of a woman's sou).' Her piety, too, is generally of a higher" character.,' -The ' temple of her heart 18 kept more pure from worldly idolatries,; It savors little of enthusiasm to say, wiih a departed ornament of. our country, ''I believe that if Christianity should be forced to flee from the mansions of the great, the academies of philosophers,' the halls of legislators, and the Jhrong of busy men,' she would find her last and purest retreat" with women st the fireside. Her last au dience would be the children gathered around the knees of a roOlheri . her last' altar would be the female heart! her last sacrifice the secret pr-yer' escaping in silence from her lips, and heard only at the throne of God." ' ; ' v ' But we must not pursue this attractive theme,. The christian cannot but rejoice1 that she whose charms arid virtues' cheer and illuminate every path of life1,' and whose affecionate kindness smooths the pillow of disease and death, adds to other na n& (i son t na eha t m mini Af At fsf morcy and salvation; and that ,. ; ''l(lJj; :s "As tho bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt her uew fledged offspring to the " skies, ' -i j. c ' ' V . She tries each art, reproves eMU m delay, Allures brighter wortdirnd ldi tfc e way."