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J. CASKEYy Editor. THURSDAY,::::::::: APRIL ie,186S Waktbd. We want two copies of So. 3 of the Holme Cbvxt Republican, to complete our files, for Thick we will give 10 cents eat h. jtS'Why is Governor Geary., like old carpets' al hotisleaning" time - Because he was on the fence and got well beaten out. -' J3T The latest news from CriTifornia,1ri-" .dicatea that the gold yield is uniform, but the financial troubles arc Tery great, " The Slate Treasurer has defaulted to a large amount. . t. . JE3T Immigration is setting strongly to- "ward Nebraska Territory, and the emi grants already settled return gratifying ac counts of their progress. ' ' JK3Out readers will do well do well to beware of $5 bills on the Union Bank of New London, Conn. They are well execu ted, and calculated to deceive. Virginia. The Virginia ultra press is very severe in its comments upon the pro ject now. before the Legislature of New York for the settlement cf Virginia lands by Northern Companies. The substance of a verdict of a re cent coroner's jury, on a man who died in state of inebriation, was, "Death by bang 'ing round a rum-shop.?. That has been the death of many a man. ' ' Bachelors Lookixg Up. President Buchanan seems to have a penchant for bachelors. .' The new Collector and the new Surveyor of the pottof New York are both, like himself, confirmed bachelors, and both men of wealth. - " - 7'.' 1ST The Boston Journal states that the Rev. Mr." Kalloch, who was the late .defendant in the trial foe the crime of ad ultery, "has concluded, from the sense of i t i i . .... uuiy wmcn nas an overhearing weight in Lis own mind, to abandon the field of the ministry, and to commence the study of law." . . - ,. Mrs. Emerson, a Northern lady, has stirred up the people of Sumter, S. C. She announced a public lecture, but was stopped while speaking,, and her baggage was afterward searched.- It is said that abolition documents were found. The ed itor of the Carolina Times proposes that the lady be tarred and featherd. tW The oH friends and customers of Mr. John E. Koch, will rejoice to learn that he has resumed the Mercantile busi ness at the old corner, in Millersburg His stock is all new and of the best quality.- See advertisement in another column. Attention . is also directed to the adver tisement of Mrs. Work. -" - . Next week Casket & Ingles, will be on hands with their advertisement. "Gov. Geary has left Washington for his home in Pennsylvania. Before he left, Mr. Buchanan desired his address, as there might be some future occasion for his services.' It-is understood that Geary's in tention, after a brief residence in Westmore- jnna county, is to revisit Washington, ile says now that he would have accepted a re-appointment as Governor of .Kansas, had it been offered to him with the same absolute powers with which it is proposed to clothe Mr. Walker. ' ? J"The Democrats of Warren county, in Pennsylvania, drovo off their former ed itor, because be was inclined to favor the freedom of Kansas, and he is now publish ing a Republican paper in Newark, Ohio. His successor was one John Dailey, who, because Warren was a strong Republican county, was disposed to temper with mild ness the pro-slavery of the Buchanan plat form ; but he has, in turn, been driven off, and he charges the Democratic leaders of that county with having tried to bribe him to endorse their ultra pro-slavery policy. About China. China continues to oc cupy the atleution of the administration. Since it has been known in .Washington that, the British Government has appointed Lord Elgin as ministsr plenipotentiary to China, our government has determined to send one thither at an early day, but 'ow ing to the great distance of China, and the time that will necessarily-bo involved in receiving and transmitting official commu nications, the administration is solicitous in selecting' a minister in whom the .utmost confidence can be placed, and who will be governed by the wise discretion, considering the general . interests involved, including our increasing commerce in that part of the world. Washington City. The news of the week is chiefly political and official in its character, mixed np with rumors and flying reports very untrustworthy and unsatisfac tory. The President is beset by hundreds of applicants for place, and his health, which has not been robust since the affair at the National Hotel, has in a measure succumbed beneath the trials to which he is exposed. The only important appoint ment yei made is that of Mr.- Walker, as Governor of Kansas.1 The question of the dismissal of Brigham Young from the Gov ernorship of Utah,' is .understood to have been seriously discussed. Brigham,- how ever, declares that he. will never resign his office, and that any attempt to oust him wDl be met by determined resistance. The affair of that region are fast becoming . School Commissioner's Circular. We have received a circular Stale School Commissioner, in whicb Jie gives notice of his intentiou to spend most of the u'm April 8 to July 20 in traveling and lecturing throughout the Slate. In regard to the counties to bo risked, and the times, it is, however, so indefinite that its publication would convey no information. He says,for instance: "During that time I hope Id' visit. the eastern and southern portions of the State, .including the eoun ties of Ashtabula, Lake, Geauga, Cuvahc ga," fcc These are the northermost coun liesTn" Ohio," and whether lie designs to say that he will Visit 'tLese in addition to the eastern and southern portions of the State, or whether he regards them eastern aiu&- southern counties, we have no means o-;rei;rm:nmg. But to" make if more definite Le adds': "home of these counties I may be obliged to pass by in my tour, aud others not here named, I doubtless shall visit." t3TOa Southern countrymen, who are now drumming up emigrants for Kansas, had better direct that emigration to Mis rouri, for the latter seems to be, by the St. Louis Emancipation vote, a little more in need than Kansas. The tign of that St. Louis vote is one of the most signifi cant of the dar, and means more than "Dred Scott," or "Bleeding Kansas," or anything else that Lis been got up, or that has come up. We see by the St. Iiouis Democrat, the emancipation organ that the princi pie upon which this great emancipation vote has been won in St.' Louis, was an appeal to the free white foreign Irish, German and French labor of that great city against the slave negroes, with whom, in labor, thev come into competition upon the quays of St. Louis, and elsewhere in the city. The very same issue is impending, and may be made at any day, in Richmond and Nor folk, and Portsmouth, ( Va.) ; Charleston, S. C; Mobile, and New Orleans, in the latter city very effectually. It is the prin ciple of free white labor in the streets and workshops, against the competition of slave labor, which is hired out by the master from its natural and appropriate place the fields, to the cities. . Connecticut Election. The electii returns from Connecticut are scattering. owing to the storm, which has also dimin Lshed the vote. The opinion is that the so called Union State ticket has been success ful. The Union candidates for the Legis lature are probably elected. To Congress, Mr. Clarke, in the Hartford District, and Mr. Dean, in the New London District both Union are elected. The Fairfield District is doubtful, nothing having been heard from the Litchfield part of it, but it is supposed Mr. Arnold, administration, is elected. , Of the three Senators in this county, the Union party have probably elected Peters in the Sixth District, and the administration part' English in the Fourth District, and perhaps Spencer, in the Fifth District. I Love Rum. A young man fell dead in the streets, in New York, on Thursday last, who for years had been an inveterate drinker. His name was.: George B. Smith. Tho Tribune says: ' He belonged to a respectable familv in Massachusetts, but owing tpau unfortunate love affair, was' compelled to leave his na tive village. On his right arm he had tat tooed his name and a figure of two, hearts pierced by a dart. On his left arm, the words, "I love. Mum, in large letters, were tattooed. - He died of epilepsy, produced Dy intemperance. ; fl love Ruin" is tattooed upon the faces of many in the streets of every city and town, but there are few of those carrying that sign, w ho ever read those words on their own faces, yet see it plainly on a com rade's visage. And yei, if ever language was engraved with a pen . of iron, these wretched words, "I love Rum are written by the penof an inward fire upon the fea tures of every one of Rum's victims. Is there any hope of Justice from Walker? One or two papers, nominally Republi can, have endeavored to create the belief that Robt, J. Walker will deal justly with the Free Slate men of Kansas; but the great mass of Republican journals think otherwise. . We quote, below, from two pa pers whose opinion in tho premises is en titled to the greatest weight the Nation al Era and the Philadelphia North Amer ican. '-.! h.'.. ..-; : - . .The Era says: ' - i: ?A new Governor has been appointed, a Southern man, and with him a Southern Secretary of State, in pluco of Woodson, the present incumbent. N either Robert J. Walker, however, nor Frederick P. Stanton, tho gentlemen appointed, is classed among the headlong ultraists cf their party, and we are not disposed to pre-judge their of ficial conduct. Yet it is safe to say that Gov. AValker's administration will necessa rily operate unjustly nguinst tho Free State cause. However honorable may be his purposes, his hands are 'tied, and he will be compelled, as Geary himself would be, to sanction the proceedings of the Bor der Ruffian Legislature, and so far as he can, to carry out an act which will impose on an unwilling people- a Constitution ab horrent to their opinions, and which they can have, no hand in framing." The North American, a prudent and cautious print, is no less explicit: - "So far as wo can now see, tho election under the last law passed by the bogus leg islature will be held with the sanction of the U. S. authorities, will be a fraudulent affair from beginning to-end, will bo entire ly managed so as to return none but pro slavery men, and a State Constitution le galizing slavery, will be formed.' No pro vision has been made for submitting such a document to tho popular vote, but if there had been, it would not amount to much, as the game fraudulent lists of voters used for the election of members of the Convention would serve the purpose of excluding all votes against it," -." ' " ", ' " ' From the St. Louis News, April 8. The Original Dred Scott a Resident of St. Louis—Sketch of His History. The distinguished colored individual who has made such a noise in ' the world in the case of Scott against Sanford, and who has beeome so tangled up with the Missouri Compromise and other great subjects Dred Scott is a resident, not a citizen, of St Louis. He is well known to many of our citizens, and may- frequently be seen passing along Third street. He is an old inhabitant, having come to this city thirty rears ago. " Dred Scott was born in Virginia, where he belonged to Captain Peter Blow, the father of Henry C- Blow and Taylor Blow of this city. He. was brought by lus master to Su Louis about thirty years ago, and in the course of time became the property of Dr. Emerson, a surgeon in the army, whom he accomaiiied on that trip to Rock Is land and Fort Snelling, on the .ground of which he based his claim to freedom. The wife of Dr. Emerson was formerly Miss Sanford, and is now Mrs. Chaffee, wife of the Hon. Mr. Chaffee of Massachusetts. lie has been married twice, his first wife, by whom he had no children, having been sold from hiin. He has had four children by his preseut wife two boys, both dead, and two girls, both living. Dred was at Corpus Christi at tho breaking out of the Mixican war, as the servant of Captain Baiubridge, whom he speaks of as a "good man." On his return from Mexico, he applied to his mistress, Mrs. Emerson, then living near St, Louis, for the purchase of himself and family, offering to pay part of the mo ney down, and give an eminent citizen of St, Louis, an officer in the army, as securi ty for the payment of the remainder. His mistress refused his proposition, and Dred being informed that lie was entitled to his freedom by the opera.tiou of the laws regu lating the North West Territory, forthwith brought suit for it. The suit was couimenc .ed about ten vears ago, and has cost Died 500 in cash, besides labor to a nearly equal amount. It has given him a '-heap o trouble," he says, and if he had known that 'it was gwino to last so long," he would not have brought it. The suit was defend ed by Mr. Johu Sanford, as executor of Dr. Emerson's will. Dred does not appear at all discouraged by the issue of the celebrated case, although it dooms hiin to Slavery. Ho talks about the- affair with the ease of a veteran liti gant, though not exactly in technical lan guage, and is hugely tickled at tho idea of finding himself a personage of shch impor tance. . He does not take on airs, however, but laughs heartily when talking of ''de fuss dey make 'dar in Washington 'bout do ole nigger." He is about fifty-five years old, we should think, though he due3 not know his own age. . He is of unmixed African blood, and as black as a piece of charcoal. For two , , , , . or three years past Le has been running at large, no one exercising ownership over him, or putting any restraint upon his move ments. If he were disposed to make the attempt, he could gaiu his freedom at a much less cost than even one-tenth of the expense of the famous suit. He declares that he will stick to. his mistress as long as he lives. His daughters, Eliza and Lucy, less conseientions about the matter, took advantage of the absence of restraint on their movements, a year or two since, to disappear, and their whereabouts remain a mystery. Dred though illiterate, is hot ignorant. He has traveled considerable, and has im prove his stock of strong common sense by much information picked up in his joumey ings. He is anxious to know who owns him, being ignorant whether he is the prop erty of Miss Chaffee or Mr. Sanford, though, we presume, there is no doubt that the for mer is his real legal owner. He seems tired of running about, with no one to look af ter Lim, whilo at the samo time ha is slave. He says, grinningly, that he could make thousands of dollars, it allowed, by traveling over the country aud telling who he is. Down on Geary. The administration papers are beginning to pitch into Gov. Geary, as an inslance of which read tho tollowing from the Wash ington Star of the 7th: . "w)V. ueary, according to tho newspa pers, is engaged al the ryortb in relailmg to the letter writers of the Abolition press his budget of slanders upon the people of Kansas, who would not or could not see the propriety of throwing overboard those who had proved themselves worthy, aud uniting upon him as one of their candidates for the United States Senate from Kansas when admitted into the Union as a Stale. In Chicago, according to one of his corres pondential amanuences, ho went a few in ches further than in Washington, and abused the administration as roundly as. while here, he contented himself with abu sing those whose offense was demurring to his plans of personal advancement, and to his efforts to ''palliate the murder of poor young' Sherrod, and to screen his imme diate coterie tho aiders and abettors as well as principals in tho perpetration of that cowardly and heartless act. . "He evidently aims to become a second Reeder in the estimation of abolitionism ; the "original Jacobs" have died out politi cally, like tho dirty snuff of a dip candle. His, (Reeder's light is no more seen in the newspapers,) while even the offensive odor of his career in Kansas generated in the nostrils of an honest people who are not crazed on the slavery miestion,- is well uigli entirely forgotten. Geary is to be their next grand agitator; and not being endowed, like his distinguished predecessor with a gitt ot gnb, he essays to make his desired abolition capital through the pens of writers for the Free Soil press, rather thau upon the stump. That he is in the current year to be bubbled iuto a here- though he did run away from Kansas on the first occasion wherein tho stuff ho is made of was tested is already apparent, Our impression is that ho is destined to nake even a poorer hero thau Keeuer was. That he will never become more than a five days' not a nine dnvs wonder. "By the by. ho tells the truth iu assert ing thai' the admiuistral ion rejected his ad vice with reference to Kansas affairs. That's evident in tho selections so recently made of new federal ollicers for the Territo ry, every man of whom is a Democrat of the righl stamp; entertaining no sympathy with abolitionism, and evidently ni.ii.ised to all of Geary's schemes for his personal po litical advancement." $ Every morning Mrs. Cunning ham's little boys are seen with a basket as heavy as they can lift, containing artiel.. prepared by their sisters, going to the tombs to lighten the heart and cheer the spirits of their mother, . - , . . ; . - -4 of as of Confession and Sentence of Ward. Return J, .-If. Ward, conv.'cted of mur dering his wife. Las been sentenced to be hung on tho 12tli of June next at Toledo. Previous to receiving his sentence, Ward made a confession, which we copy from the Toledo Cmmercial. It 'is supposed that the confession was made with a view of in fluencing the Court to make his crime man-slaughter. As has been seen, the at tempt was futile. """1" CONFESSION. On Tuesday evening, February Ud, Mrs Ward and myself had some words, during which Mrs. Ward struck me on the head with a fluid lamp, also on the right side of the nose," causing the samo to bleol freely. I begged her not to strike me, took the lamp away from her and went to bed. We arose between 6 and 7 o'clock on Wed nesday morning. I spoke to her about the blow she had struck me, showing her where she had struck me on the evening previous, also the blood on the bolster aud tick. She said she wished I had bled to death, aud picking up a stick of hickory wood, she attempted to strike me. I". warded off tho blow, which fell on my right thumb, lameing it severely. ' The stick fell from her hand, and, as shestoojied to pick it up I seized a flat-iron, aud in the heat of passion struck her on the rii;ht side of the head ,upon and under the ear, driv ing the ear-rings into the flesh, tone fell to the floor, exclaiming, Oh! Ward, you have killed me" I dropped the flat-iron and ran to her, she was lying on her side ; I turn cd her over on her back, aud placed a petti coat under her head, supposing she was on ly stunned. I used all my power to re store her, but in half an hour she died, hav ing only spoken once, "0, my Nellie," meaning, as I suppose, her little girl. After she was dead, I wrapped her head in a petticoat and drew the body under the bed, to conceal it in caso anybody shonM come in. About half past 8 o'clock, Win. Nathan, a mulatto boy, came to the door with some milk ; came into the shop, took the milk from him and ho left. I then went to Liba Allen's grocery ; bought a pound of sugar; told him I was going away. I then went to the house, and after a short time commenced cutting tip tho body. I tore the clothes open from the throat down. I then took a small pocket knife and open ed the body, took out tho bowels first, and then put them in the stove, upon the wood ; they being filled with air would make a noise in exploding; sol took my kuife and pricked holes through them to prevent the noise; then took out the liver and tho heart and put thein in the stove ; found it very difficult to burn them; had to take the poker and frequently stir them before they could be destroyed ; found the lungs very much decayed. I then took the blood remaining in the cavity of the body, by placing a copper kettle close to the same and scooping it out with my hands. I then dipped portions of her clo thing in the same, and burnt it together, fearing if I put the- blood iu the stove alone, it might be discovered. I then made an incision through tho flesh, along down each side, broke off the ribs aud took out the breast bone, aud throwing it into a large boiler, unjointed the arms at the shoulders, doubled them up and placed them iu the boiler; then severed the remaining portions of the body, by placing a stick of wood under the back, and breaking the back bone over the same, cutting away the flesh and ligament with a knife. Then tried to sever the head from the body ; it proving inaffectual, I put the whole upper portion of the body into the boiler. Then took a large can ing knife and severed the lower portion of the body, unjointed the legs at the knee and again at the hip joint; cut the thighs open and look out the bones and burnt them up thev burned very rapidly. On Thursday night I commenced burn ing tho body, by placing tho upper and back portions ot the same together, with the head m the stove. On t ndav morn ing, finding it had not been consumed, I built a large fire by placing wood around and under it and in a short time it was wholly consumed, except some small por tions of the larger bones and of the skull. The remaining portions of the body were kept iu the boiler and in tubs, under the bed, covered up with a . corded petticoat and were there at the time the first search was made on Saturday, by Constable Cur tis. Hearing on Saturday evening the cit izens were not satisfied with the search made by Mr. Curtis, I proceeded on Sun day morning to destroy tho remainder of the body, by burning the same in the stove, cutting the fleshy parts of the thighs in small strips, the more readily to disjwse of them. On Monday morning I took up the ash es iu a keg, sifting out the larger pieces of uone wuu my uauas, placing the same m my over coat pockets, which I scattered iu the fields, at different times. Also took the major portion of the trunk nails, to gether with the hinges, r.nd scattered them in different . places. I- then burned her trunk and every vistage of her clothing, dis posing of small portions at a time, to pre vent their creating too much smoke. It Catastrophe. About a quarter past ten. o'clock last night the new boiler of the Sentinel office, which had just been put up, and was be ing tried for the first time, exploded. Tho engineer and one or two others were stand ing by at the moment ; several hands were in the job rooms, and two or three in tho press room. The explosion dashed several of tho men from the boiler room into tho press room, blew the boiler and a portion of the chimney through the intervening wall, torced out the greater part of the east wall of the wing, and let the floor of the two upiier stories down, with all the types and material in them, making a scene of ruin and confusion unparalleled in our experience. ' Tho noise of the explo sion was a deep, dull roar, and shook the buildings for squares around. When wo reached the'sccue of the disaster wo found the press room, and the ground floor, a mass of broken presses, laths, joists and plaster, full of steam mid smoke. Tho wall that had not yet boon blown down was forced a foot or two out of the perpendicular, tho floors all crushed into a mass at tho bottom, with a portion of tho boiler underneath, and worst of all the body a man crushed and blackened under the boiler. After a great deal of effort the heavy iron mass was removed, and a boy named George Homan, taken out horribly crushed and quite dead. Mr. Randall, the foreman of the news room, was badly hurt, was a boy named Fred Mudbarger, also Frank Schuyler, Jacob Lex, and a son of Mr. Doughty, one of the proprietors.' Nono these were dangerously hurt, Indian apolis Journal. .'; ' : ' J of er In not and not ed did near an He erty away the Persecution of Mr. Van Meter. Our readers will remember that the Rev, Mr-Van Meter, who had been so instru mental in finding homes for the friendless, was complained of in Illinois and hned by the Court in the suui of 100, on a charge of bringing paupers into that State. The caso is appealed and another trial will be had. It k due to this self-sacrificing man that the people shold be properly informed, as the char-re that Rev. Mr. Van Meter brings out paupers is not true ; that is, they arc- not paupers which would become a town charge, aud hence not paupers in the legal sense of the word. The Chil dren's Aid Society, for whom these children have been taken West, is an institution regularly organized and entirely responsi bio, and 'not only able but willing to take back any child wbich will not pay its own way. . . The prosecution agaiust the'Rcv. gentle man was malicious, and was instituted for reveuge on the part of a man who had re ceived one of these children, second hand, and from whose caro it was taken by Mr. Van Meter because the man was not a fit guardian for any child. The child not be beco.cc a town charge, but a false bill was trumped up. and presented to the Poor Master, after Mr. Van Meters arrest, lh Justice of the Peace held, that because the children were paupers in New York they were so in Illinois. A re-hearing before a more intelligent tribunal will no doubt cor rect the blunders of tho inferior Court be fore which Van M. was arraigned. In his appeal for aid, Mr. Van Meter concludes thus: We do not intend to wrong or violate any lair, but what ought wo to do in cases like the following ? A beautiful little Yankee girl, sixteen months old has just been given to us. A bright littlo German boy "eight years old was brought yesterday by his brother, an orphan. To-day, two unusually handsome intelligent littlo American boys, five and seven years old, were given to us. ' They are for adoption. If good men in Illinois send to us for them will it be wrong to send them! Shall I risk the $100 fine, for taking "paupers" into the State, or shall I leave them to live in the Five Points, or go to the Almshouse? What answer do you give, Mr, Editor Reader! So far as I am concerned, I have but one answer to make "When a poor, homeless, friendless child comes to us for sympathy and protec tion, ami a Kind nouse is ottered to it m Illinois, or any other place, may God do so to me and my children, and much more, tf I do not send it. Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's Jour ney to Italy. A Rome correspondent writes : "Mrs- Ueecher Stowe, thecelebra- ted authoress of Uncle Toms Cabin, is at present in Rome, after a somewhat disas trous journey both by land sea. Mrs. Stowe left Marseilles on the 14th inst., by the Calabrese steainer, and followed the coast ing route by Gcnoua and Leghorn without mishap until Tuesday evening, when about 11 o'clock, between Leghorn and Civita Vecchia, most of the passengers having re tired to their berths, a violent concussion gave intimation of something having gone amiss. The steamer had came info colli sion with a coasting vessel ; tho captain and the second officer were both below, and the accident would have been far more se rious had not a British naval othcer, a pas senger on board the Calabrese, perceived, from the deck, the dangerous vicinty of the other vessel, and instantly gave the signal to stop tho steamer, which direction was fortunately followed by the engineer. ' As soon ns the collision took place, the cap tain and his officers rushed upon deck, fol lowed by the affrighted passengers, in va rious stages of toilet boats were hoisted out to ascertain the amount of damage in- fl.cted upon the smaller vessel, which not appearing to be very serious, the steamer continued her voyage after half an hour's delay. One of the paddle-wheels, however, had been so much injured as to give way entirely soon after, and Calabrese only reached Civita Vecchia in a very crippled condition, at noon the following day, in stead of early in the morning. ! Mrs. Stowe was not more fortunate by land, for or.e of the wheels of the carriage in which she was proceeding to Rome came off in the neigh borhood of Palo, and tho efforts of the driver to substitute a linchpin were for a long time singularly unsuccessful; nor was his untimate contrivance at all a durable one, tor tfie ottending wheel came on a sec ond time in the streets of Rome, tho car riage was upset, and the travelers rescued from the wreck were obliged to sit upon their luggage in the middle of the street until the shattered vehicle was hauled oft' and conveyances procurred to take them to their respective lodgings. Mrs. Stowe pro poses remaining a few weeks in Rome, pre ous to visiting Naples." 3T Gen. Cass", the Eastern papers iu- form us, is sick, and confined to his bed. The probability is that ho will soon retire from his place. The correspoudent of the Philadelphia North American writes: . Ihe conviction is very decided hero that Gen. Cass will not remain long in the De partment of State, and it is shared by men who have access to tuc best information.- has always been manifest to those who bestowed any attention upon diplo matic affairs, that neither ago, his habits, thought, nor his training, fitted him for this responsible and laborious, btation. In the Senate, ho was accustomed to take his case; now ho is compelled to labor, wheth equal to the toil or not Tho constant requirements of new and complicated issues must bo met, and with all. tho good dis position winch Gen. Cass. may, bring to their investigation, ho lacks tho plu-sieal stamina to answer these unceasing demands. council upon the public policy ho has fulfilled the expectations of his col leagues, who, at a distance, were accus tomed to regard him as among tho wisest most sagacious of living statesmen. These and other deficiencies have made their impression, and tended to confirm the belief that a vacancy in tho. Premiership must happen at no distant day. Upon enteriug office Gen. Cass said ho should hold it for tho term, aud the idea gain currency that the President and himself not much disagree iu regard to tho du ration of tho tenure. S3T There was a bad accident on tho Wabash Valley Road yesterday morning Wabash, caused by the breaking of axle. Eight cars wore more or less bro ken up, and ouo poor follow lost his life. was .tho son of Alexander Smith, a young man about . 17 years old. Toledo Madti. . , . 5?" An Albany editor thinks his pro- in that city would have been carried by tho late flood had it not been for heavy mortgages on it. " to by at ry ed bis Extraordinary Strength. i do iroy limes of the 6th recounts a singular trial of strength, which took place in that city between James Madisiori, "the cast iron man," and Professor CarL the "strongest jnan in America.. The chal lenge for a trial of strength sent by Carl, having been accepted, a large assembly wit nessed the performance : Previous to the trial, Prtf. Carl gave an exhibition of magic and ventriloquism, per formed his celebrated guitar and drum so los, balanced sixteen chairs upon his chin, and performed other feats calling for an exercise of strength, which must have weari ed him somewhat. Mr. Madison then ap peared held an anvil weighing two hun dred'ahd fourteen pounds upon his breast, while two men struck upon it with sledges, an anvil upon each knee; broke a number of stones with his fist ; bent a bar of iron by striking it over his arm, aud held an an vil weighing about, two hundred pounds upon each aim, whilo men struck upon it with sledges. , , . '.. ; Prof. Carl then appeared, held the anvil upon. his breast; bent the bar of iron al most double upon his arm ; held tho anvils upou his, arms, etc, for a longer period thau Mr Madison hail done. . He then took the largo flin. stones which had been rejected by his rival, and hammered them to pieces, signalizing his performance by cracking in two a flag stone about large enough to serve as a stepping-block for a door. After this he held one of the heavy anvils over his head for forty-ono seconds; lifted a sixty pound upon his little finger and swung it around his head, aud . held two men on his hair while he whirled them abont, top fashion, until their, feet struck out at an angle of forty-five degrees. . "Mr. Madison was then called out by the audience, and requested to givh an ac count of himself. He excused himself in tho matter of the stones by saying that his rival was in constant practice, while he had not broken a stono for a year. Boing urged. to swing the weight about his head, ho declined to do it, on the score of inabil ity ; and as Professor Carl .had not held the anvils on his knees. In short, heavir tually acknowledged himself a whipped man." , . ' , . . The Spiritual Hand. "Come, Let me clutch thee." Mr. Willis, a student of divinity in Har vard University, has, for a year or two past, been figuring as a fourth-proof spirilla! medium in Cambridge, Boston, Salem, and various other places in Massachusetts. His reputation was so excellent as to induce Professor Euslis, of the Lawrence Scien tific School, and other gentlemen connect ed with the University, to attend one of his private circles iu Boston, last week. Solemnly formed itself around tho table the circle of converts, impressible ladies, incredulous professors and medium Willis. For a time everything went on successfully. The table was moved, the raps were dis tinctly given, and some remarkable dis closures of fact and doctrine made. But a few of the company were not quite f alis- hed, and Mr. vVillis was anxious to aston ish the learned professors with a higher proof cf his prowess. Ihe lights were extinguished and the circle waited, "in solemn silence all." Pre sently, Miss A., who is a bit of a convert to the new faith, -was sure that a spiritual hand had touched her; then Miss B. felt the ghostly fingers. Slowly the spiritual hand stole around the circle, until it reach ed Professor Eusris,-'1' A touch had sufficed the others, but he was anxious to make the stranger's better acquaintance. With true Yankee warmth he kept shaking it, grasp ing tho-'shadowy llesb more and more tight ly. 'The fingers struggled to free them selves,- but the Professor held on till the lights were lit, and he saw himself clutch ing Mr. Willis' nuked foot. Miss A. went into spiritual hysterics, and the circle broke up in confusion. N. Y. Evening Post. Mr. Willis has since been expelled from the University. European News. The Niagara, at Halifax, brings dates down to the 28th ulL , The news is inter esting. All Englaud is up to tho - ears in electioneering for the new Parliament ; and so far, Palmerston as everybody expect edcomes out ahead. The . entente eor diale with Louis Napoleon, we see, has a new manifestation, in the voluntary cession to France of Bonaparte's Tomb at St. He lena, along with Longwood, where the Emperor lived. Things thus turn out cu riously. St. Helena, which the Frenchmen were used to mention but with a maledic tion, or "perfidious Albion," is now come to forgive a fresh link in the chain that holds the two nations in common friend ship together. : We have an important rumor (if true) lrom China, via. Calcutta, that the lm peror condemns the proceedings of the Governor of Canton, and is inclined ed to make peace with the English. There has been a battle in Persia. the British coming of as they were sure to do, victorious. Indian Massacre. A private letter from Fort Dodge, Iowa, dated March 23d," gives an account of a horriblo massacre by Indians near the head waters of tho Des Moines river. A settle ment consisting of about twenty families were shot and clubbed. Only two houses were visited, and fourteen bodies found in and near the two dwellings. It is suppos ed tne wnoio settlement shared the same melancholy fate, or were dragged into cap tivity. A meeting 'of the citizens of Fort Dodge was called upon the receipt of the news, and ono hundred men were expect ed to march next day to take vengeance upon the Indians and reclaim captives, if any. If the above be correct, there is a necessity for government troops in that quarter. Exemplary ' Damages. Miss Eunice C. Hall has obtained a verdict of 5000 against George W. Came, a wealthy brewer Detroit, for breach of promise' of mar riage. The Detroit A dvertiser gives the following particulars of tho case: About the 18th of August, 1850, miss camo from her residence at the 'East, this city, on a visit to her sister, the wife of Vincent J. Scott Esq. At Sus pension Bridgo she was--met in the cars M . Carne, who introduced himself and accompanied her to Detroit. He was in vited by the family of Mr. Scott to call their house while the lady remained, which he did, Mr. Scott testifies, almost eve other day, in the afternoon or erenin - . . ... Sunday evenings invariably. Ho attend church with herr and escorted her to concerts, and on several occasions rode out with her. These attentions continued from August to the beginning of November last call being about November 2d. T a of Indian Massacre. The Massacre of White Settlers Indian Massacre. The Massacre of White Settlers at Spirit Lake. In -confirmation of the inteliigence pub lished yesterday, in reference to the massa cre of white settlers at Spirit Lak we have received the following letter from reliable gentleman at Man ka to: St. Paul Ltmo crat. . . v . ' MANKATO, March 22, '57. According to the report of Mr. Markham, of Spirit Lake, in this Territory, a shock ing affaif took place there on the 9th "of this mouth. Spirit Lake is about fifteen miles from Springfield, on the Des Moines River, in a south westerly course, and near the Iowa line. Mr. Markham had been to the Des Moines River to see after his oxen, which were there feeding upon rushes, and in going home got bewildered and hungry, and started for the nearest house. Upon reaching it be found the door and windows broken out, and on the .inside upon the floor lay the body of an old lady. A short distance from the Louse, npon the snow, he found a boy abont twelve years of age, who was also df ad. A short dis tance from the body of the boy he found that of a girl, partially devoured by the: dogs. He says that he visited four other houses where families had been living, but no person was there; everything in the house was thrown over the floors. Be started for the next house, expecting to stay all night, but found several Indian tents pitched before the door, and the house filled with Indians. He, being. fa tigued, crept into a snow bank, and laid until morning, when he started for the set tlement at Springfield. They, finding that he was in earnest about his story, and swearing to its correct ness, immediately dispatched two inen for Fort Ridgely, who succeeded in raising fif ty soldiers to come to their assistance. The men are in this place this evening, and will siart for Des Mcines River 'in the morning. The soldiers will camp for the night at South Bend. We have heard In dian stories before, but we are inclined, from the source, to believe this to be true. ., As Outlet or Lake Ontario. Mr. H. Skeel, of South Butler, N. Y, sends the Triubne a very curious and interesting statement. Premising the account of his "discovery" with the generally supposition that the surface level of Lake Ontario was, ages ago, several hundred feet highier than its waters submerged many miles of the country round, and which is now covered with cities and vilages, -he says: : "' "I have discovered the other outlet cf this Lake when it occupied its ancient Ter ritory and before the River St. Lawrence had a being. 1 have proofs incontroverti ble on this point, and by them are convinced beyond a doubt, of the truth of what I have stated, this ancient outlet emptied the waters of Lake Ontario into the valley of the Mohawk, at or near the locality of Rome, Oneida county, thence into the val ley of the Hudson, and from there into the Atlantiel This discovery is the result of actual observations made at tho point of egreas from the ancient lake while I was located as pastor of a church in Northern New York" ' $30,000 Prize Drawn by a Slave. Yesterday, in Louisville, a .negro man, the property of I. R. Greene, a lawyer, drew lho capital prize in the Kentucky State Lottery 130,000. He had, however, sold half the ticket to a young man of the came of Edward Thomas, a lottery-ticket vender, and of course receives but half the prize The master,' on learning the luck of his slave, waived all claims to the "property, bat advised him to bay himself,, his wife and two children. The darkey took him at his word, and paid 8600. for himself, and placed the money for "his family in the hands' of another person, to await the price affixed by two arbitrators, chosen for that purpose. Cin. Gaz. .gSTThe case of Mr. Willis, of South Carolina, who came to this city to manu mit his children by a slave mother, and died on our wharf, leaving a will giving ail his property to those children, and ap pointing John Jolh'ffe, Fsqn his executor, is well remembered. The will was contested, on the ground of alleged insanity of the tes tator, and in the "Barnwell District, S. C, was in October last, pronounced invalid. It was carried np to the Court of Appeals, and letters were yesterday received in this city, stating that on Friday of last week, a jury, (of South Carolinians of course) had returned a verdict that the will was vauu. Cin. Commercial. ' Personating Akotheb Paety ix Mar riage. It is generally assumed that Eck el might very easily have been iuduced to personate Dr. Burdell in the marriage with Mrs. Cunningliam. Perhaps so but he mu-t have been very ignorant cf the law, which declares that "every person who shall falsely represent or personate an other, and in such assumed character' shall marry another, shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in a State Prison for a term not exceeding ten years." If he is guilty, remarks tho New York Times, the testimony of Mrs. C. and of her daugh ters would be available agaiust him. JSrTbe Pennsylvania admits that Jo seph J. Lewis, one of the republican candi dates for- supreme Judge, is "a lawyer. of soniu considerable talent f but it ol jects to "Lini on th& ground that be is "a renegade democrat ;" that is, his sense of justice was so profound he ccuJd not sub- mit to the demands of tho Slaveocracy. We like him all the better for that. . Honesdale Democrat. While several nee-rocs belonirins' to Dr. Selby were engaged iu clearing up au old field, situated in tho upper portion of Liberty Countv, Mo- thev killed, on about four acres of the field, twenty-one rattle suakes and one moccasin snake ! Some of the first mentioned wero of large size. J. his story is vouched for as true. X3T The National Intelluncer says of the death of Mr. Harris, late Representa tive from Alabama: The disease to wuicji Mr. Harris fell a victim was, we learn, laryngitis, eonmlica- tod with pneumonia, and his death, follow ing in quick succession, that of the late Preston S. Brooks and of the lata Mr. Dis ney, adds still another and no less mourn ful commentary to. the pathetic text of the Holy Book, that "man being iu honor abidcth not," . . 3TA lady of eccentric habits, was found dead in her boose at Walworth lately. Hot body was lying on three chairs. Under her head was found a little dirty bag, con taining 4 or 3 in gold, an 1 six 5 notes. She was clothed in ragvheld together by countless multitude of pins, though plenty good clothes were found in theVuw,,"