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Col. C. F. Suttle has arrived home iu good <
health and spirits, and received the hearty con
gratulations of his fellow citizens, lie met on
hit trip from Boston to Norfolk, a ship going
into New York, and procuring a passage in
the latter vessel, reached New York, and
from thence came on to Alexandria. For
his manly, courageous, and honorable con
duct, throughout the whole of the unplea
sant circumstances in which he was invol
ved, and for his perseverance in the assertion
of his own rights, and as connected with
them, the rights of the South, he deserves, as
he receives the cordial thanks, of the whole
Col. S. gives many interesting particulars
of the scenes through which he passed. He
thinks, that afthough the Bostoif* public arc
opposed to the Fugitive Slave Law, a majori
ty of the respectable inhabitants of that city,
were in favor of sustaining the laws of their
country, and opposed to the mobs and vio
lence exhibited. Ho unites in the praise
awarded to the District Attorney, the Mar
shal, and other officers, for the faithful man
ner in which they discharged their duties.
Anthony was much rejoiced to escape from
the killing kindness of his dear friends, into
whose arms he had unfortunately thrown
himself, and will doubtless, hereafter, “be a
wiser” and we hope, “a better man.”
a • a t a t l a 4 a a 1 a !
Alexandrians aoruau wnu iruai iu uic icur
graphic despatches fur information concern*
ing the late fire, will be sadly puzzled to
know the exact facts—or rather the exact
persons. One despatch going the rounds of
the Northern papers says, that the fire broke
oat in the store of Mr. Hove—that Messrs.
Martens had a good deal of guano damaged
—that ten kegs of gunpowder exploded in
Messrs. Martens' store—that S. T. B. Perots .
had many groceries destroyed—that Everet 1
S. Hove was badly injured by a falling wall
—that the Hovoa' lost much bacon and lard,
a&da quantity of fine hams, &c., «£c. Not a j
name or a circumstance correctly stated.
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“Ion," the Washington correspondent of j
the Baltimore Sun says, “The country is now
in smooth water. The Boston riots arc over; !
the Nebraska ferer has subsided; Tony Burns j
is carried back to old Virginia; the fishery
question is settled; the filibusters are put
down, and there is no current question that ’
will afford topics for an hour's speech in Con- j
gress. The administration would be glad to !
dispense with the attendance of Congress, as
soon as they will |>ass the ordinary appro
priation bills, and, really; there is nothing j
for them to do which cannot he done by
the middle of July, or deferred, with ad- j
vantage, till the noxt regular session."
The New York Times publishes the cor
respondence between the Governments of j
the United States and Great Britain on the j
Fishery Question, confidentially eommunioat- j
ed to the Senate sixteen months ago, but
which has not until now reached the public
eye. From this correspondence, it is plain, |
that the whole subject came into the hands
of the present Administration prepared for
easy settlement.
It will be seen that Messrs. F. L. Blake
more and T. B. P. Ingram, have Income pro
prietors of the Mountain House at Capon
Springs, anjl will open that establishment
this month. Their names are a guarantee
that the visitors will be handsomely accom
modated and agreeably entertained. Thus
delightful watering place will no doubt be
well attended this summer.
Leonard Scott & Co., New York, have re
published the last number of the London ;
Quarterly Review. It contains articles on
Sterne, Sacred Geography, Lord Holland’s
Memoirs, the Russian empire, Ac., <fcc., and
is an able and very interesting number.— '
Received and for sale, at his bookstore, King j
street, by Robert Bell, the agent for the re
publications of the British periodicals.
The suggestion as to the appeal in behalf j
of the Washington Monument, to the Young
Men of the United States, was made by our
former townsman, Thomas B. Bryan, esq.,
of Chicago, Illinois—ever foremost in works
of patriotism. He eloquently urges the du
ty of contributing to the erection and com
pletion of the Monument.
Lippincott, Grambo & Co., Philadelphia,
have published in a handsome volume, Life
and its Aims—ideal life, and actual life. The
story is designed to lead careless minds to
timely reflection, and will be read with much
interest Received and for sale, at his book
store, King street by Robert Bell.
The Raleigh (N. C.) Standard, asks:—“Is i
there any Whig party at all?” Had nt it j
better ask, “Is there any Demoa'atic party j
at all?” The last query seems to be the most
pertinent just now, as many of those styling
themselves Democrats, declare that there is
even no Democratic administration.
We regret to see it announced in a tele
graphic despatch that Hon. J. F. Snodgrass,
one of the Representatives from Virginia,
died at his residence at Parkersburg a few
' days ago. Mr, S. was a worthy and faithful
representative. ,., r _ _
The Stockholders of the Chesapeake and
Okie Company are to meet in W ash
again, on the second Thursday in
July, at which time the annual statement of
aecs—le wiQ he read^ __
The Anti-Liquor mob in Wisconsin, was
composed mostly of females. That must
fcave been the west kind ef a mob.
The advocates for the extension of the Or
ange and Alexandria Railroad to Lynchburg,
made an able demonstration before the peo
ple of Albemarle on Monday. The opportu
nity was very favorable for the purpose, the
day clear and tino, .and a large number of the
citizens in attendance at the regular term of
the Court. The speakers were Wm. M.
Burwcll, lion. James C. Jones, U. S. Sena
tor from Tennessee, and the Hon. Win. C.
Rives, of Albemarle. Mr. Rives presided
over the deliberations of the meeting.
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The friends of the Alexandria, Loudoun
and Hampshire Railroad are to have a meet
ing at Skinner’s Mill, Loudoun, on Saturday,
to l>e addressed by Mr. Funsten and Mr.
The work on the new Court House, at
Warrenton, is going on well. The contrac
tor will, probably, have the building ready
for use by August court. It will be one of
the finest Court Houses in the State.
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The proposed meeting of the friends of the
Covington and Ohio Kail Road, to he held
this summer, at the White Sulphur Springs,
is warmly advocated. It will be strange if a
large meeting cannot be collected there.
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! The first day’s match race in Baltimore,
was won by Hylander; the second race by Me
dona: the third race by Little Arthur. The
sportsmen were highly delighted with the
The whole amount subscribed to the Me
tropolitan Rail Road, so far, is only $500,000.
This is not sufficient for an immediate com
mencement of the road.
Hon. Mr. Mace, of Indiana, (I>.) has cento
out in opposition to the administration.
The joint worm has appeared in some parts
of Loudoun.
For miscellaneous reading, new ad
vertisements, &e., see first and fourth pages of
the Daily Gazette.
Telegraphic Despatched.
Philadelphia, June 6.—A large four story
warehouse on the wharf, above Arch street,
rimtiimT tlirniitr}) to Wnfor stroot W!W lnirnf
this morning, and its entire contents nearly
destroyed. G. W. Ridgway & Co., on the
wharf, had a large stock of oils; loss $12,000
—fully insured. There was also stored 330
bales of cotton, owned by C. P. Relf, valued
at $18,000, and fully insured. The stock of
zinc paint, belonging to Messrs. French
Richards, on Water street, was destroyed,
but all fully insured.
The side walls of the building fell, crush
ing the whole mass down to the first floor.—
P m % m
Fortunately, no one was injured.
Com oro, X. II., .June 0.—The Legislature
meets here to-morrow, and considerable ex
citement exists as to the election of officers.—
The democrats have nominated Francis K.
Chase, of Conway, for speaker, and A. Hib
bard and A. 8. Marshall for clerks. The
rote was unanimous. The Frec-Soilers nom
inated Mason W. Tappan, of Bradford, for
speaker, which the whigs will endorse, and
the whigs will probably nominate J. O. Ad
ams for clerk.
Boston, June 0.—The examination of the
parties arrested for being engaged in the fu
gitive slave riot, was continued to-day. Bish
op, Stowell, Jackson, and Morrison, were
fully committed without bail for the murder
of Batchelder. Brown and Wesley were
held in $3,000 each for riot. Cluor, Ilame
and Hopewell were discharged. Thompson
and Robinson were held for a further exami
Mobile, June 4.—The barque Vernon, be
fore reported on fire in the Lower Bay, was
burned to the water's edge, and is a total
loss. She ivS partially insured in New York.
Wheeling, June G.—Hon. J. F. Snodgrass
died very suddenly to-day at his residence
in Parkersburg. He represented the 12th
district of Virginia in the present Congress.
Kingston, N. Y., June 6.—The first elec
tion under the new charter to-day, resulted in
the success ot the “Know-Nothings,” by a
large majority.
Wheeling, June G.—There are G feet wa
ter in the channel.
New York, June G.—’flic Directors of the
Crystal Palace have issued an announcement
for a grand musical Congress under Jullien,
to take place at the Palace on June 15th.—
An orchestra is to he erected capable of con
taining 1,500 performers, and artistes are en
gaged from all the principal cities of the
Union, lhe ralace will close on luesuay
next, to make the necessary arrangements.
Havre de Grace, June G.—Tho extensive
Iron Works of Messrs. Whitakers, Bryant &
Co., at this place, were entirely destroyed by
lire yesterday. The loss is estimated at 815,
000—partly insured. _
Philadelphia Election*.
Philadelphia, JuneG.—The first election
for city officers under the recent act of consol
idation was held to-day, It is conceded that
the Hon. Robert T. Conrad, whigand “Know
Nothing” is elected Mayor, and Isaac llazle
hurst, of the same politics, is elected Soli
citor. Jno. N. Henderson, whig and “Know
Nothing” is probably elected Comptroller,
and for Commissioner the result is doubtful,
there being three candidates in the field. All
the returns cannot he received before day
11 p. M.—We have thcfollowingaddition
al returns for Mayor:
Conrad, Whig. Vaux, Bern.
5 wards before.... 1640.•.4SO
loth ward.105U maj..
12th “.391..
14th “.779..
3d “.130..
13th “.800...
16th “.*^00..
20th “.300..
24 th “.150..
5.410 489
C's. maj., 12 wards, 4,951
There is no doubt of Conrad’s election by
a large majority. The 1st, 2d, Gth, 8th, 11th,
15th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 22d and 23d wards
remain to be heard from.
1U 1\ M.—Further returns show large
gains for Conrad, aud he is undoubtedly elected
by from G to 8,(XX) majority.
The Washington Election.
The mayoralty election, as we stated yes
terday, resulted in the election of John T.
Towers, by a majority of 43G,—there having
been 1,700 more votes polled than at the
last Mayor’s election. The City Council
elected arc nearly all Whigs, and are as fol
lows :
Aldermen.—1st ward, W. T. Dove;—2d,
William F. Bayly;—3d, French S. Evans;—
4th J. P. Pepper;—5th, John II. Houston;—
6th! S. A. II. Marks;—7th, P M Peai*on
Common Council.—1st ward, J. Kelly, t).
S. Payne, W. G. II. Newman;—2d, J. Rus
sell Barr, George II. Plant, John M. Down;
-3d, Jonathan T. Walker, Joeeph W Davis,
J. A. M. Duncan son;—4th, John Ball, John
L. Henehaw, A. McD. Davis;—5th, &unuel
0. Busey, John T. Killman, John McCau
ley,—6tb, Henry Stewart, Jeremiah Cross,
George R. Ruff;—7th, John L. Smith, W. t.
Bamberger, J. R. Gill.
Newt of tlie Day*
“ 2b show the very age and body of tbt times. ”
Judge Douglas, who has been spending a
few days in New York, was serenaded on
Saturday evening last, by a large number of ;
democrats, and called on for a speech, which
although extemporaneous, and delivered to a
promiscuous crowd from the balcony ol St.
Nicholas’ Hotel, was a clear and lucid expo
sition of the principles of the Nebraska bill.
There were some interruptions by the abo
litionists: but on the whole, the promiscuous
assemblage, attracted by the music, deported
themselves better than could have been ex
The Boston Submarine and Wrecking
Company, who have been negotiating for
some time in relation to the San Pedro con
tract with the government of A enezuela,
have closed an arrangement with Mr. A\ hip
pie for working the wreck, by which the en
tire wreck is to be removed. The statement
of the government is that there were $2,0(M>,
000 in specie in the ship at the time of the
wreck, besides the plunder of the city by
Oen. Morillo, of which amount only $300,000
have been recovered.
The Santa Fo Gazette, of April 20, notices
a report that a party of Indians had attacked,
some three or four days previous, the rancho
of Mr. Maxwell, on the llyado, distant about
forty miles from Taos, and killed everybody j
living in it, in all, eight women and ten men,
and two or three children, not leaving a soul
to bear witness to the terrible details. '1 lie ;
Indians, it appears, must have cr ssed the !
mountains immediately after the fight with
Lieut. Davidson.
It is said that official despatches from Mr. •
Soule, state that in addition to the remission
of the tine on the Black AVarrior, the Spanish |
government accords to the steamers of that 1
line all the privileges and exemptions of Bri- j
tish mail steamers. It is also stated that '
England denies officially that she has ten- j
dered either ships or men to protect Cuba
against the United States, or to promote the
Africanization thereof.
Previous to the election of President and j
Directors of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, j
on Monday, a letter was read from Robert A\. j
Latham, es»p, tendering his services as Presi
dent of that company. Mr. L. proposed to
serve one year without compensation, to visit
every point on the line once a month, if
health permitted, to increase thetonage, and
reduce the expenditures, or forfeit $20,000.
This letter was laid on the table.
The selectmen of Northampton, Mass.,
sent, last week, the paupers in town, who
are entitled to a support from the Common
wealth, to the State almshouse at M<*ns»n: and
among them was old ‘Primus,’a colored man,
who, according to the best information, is at
least one hundred years old. lie had resided j
in town from a period of time to which the j
memory of few can recur, but yet had not
gained a legal residence.
The Savannah Republican, edited by P.
W. Alexander, esep, in recording the passage
of the Nebraska bill in the House, says:—
“Much applause in the House and gallery
followed the vote, accompanied by some Am
If the passage of the bill has the same
effect all over the country as it had in the
galleries of the House, it will be the most
popular measure ever adopted by a legisla
tive body.
Further California gold arrivals are an- j
nounced yesterday, with two week’s later ad
vices. The arrivals of California gold this
year are largely in excess of the exports, and
this enables the United States Treasury to
lock up nearly $30,000,000 without material
ly diminishing the specie deposits in the
banks. Shipments to foreign countries in
I gold bars have become one ef the great min
eral products of the United States.
The First Branch of the Baltimore City
Council, on Tuesday afternoon, passed a
resolution authorizing the sale of nearly three
thousand shares of dividend stock held by
the city. The minimum price at which the
stock shall be sold is fixed at $70 per share,
which is considerably above the present ru
ling price. The resolution has not yet come
before the other Branch.
Little girls seem to be now-a-days beset
with a mania for intemperate exercise in
“jumping the rope.” Several have died,
within our own observation, from excess
of this kind, and two victims have been
reported within a few days—one in Newark,
New Jersey, who died outright; and another
l n lumnfiin Mn wln» lies in
a very dangerous condition.
More trouble at Erie, Pa., is likely to oc
cur, if the statement of a Cleveland paper
be correct, that the Council has adopted a re
solution for tearing up the track and pulling
down the bridges of the Railroad Company
within the corporate limits. The Mayor,
however, it is said, has refused to give his as
sent to the resolution until he obtains legal
At one of the late anniversaries in Boston,
a reverend speaker was earnestly pleading
for the cause which he represented, when a
tine set of false teeth, which occupied his
mouth, dropped out upon the floor. The
gentleman was obliged to regain possession
of his wandering ivory, before he could pro
The celebrated trotting horse Telegraph, !
which was won in the Perham lottery, was
stolen on Monday night, and a man named
Thomas Moore was arrested, charged with
the theft. He was put in Hudson county,
(N. Y.) jail, where he hung himself with a
bed-sheet to the door-post of his cell, and was
found dead.
Ship Flying Childers and barque Sher
wood were at Cronstadt May P2th, having j
obtained permission to discharge their car- !
goes and load, which they were doing with |
the utmost despatch. Vessels were still al- j
lowed to pass in and out of the harbors of
Cronstadt and Revel.
There is considerable curiosity evinced to
see the promised letter of Archbishop Hughes,
in reply to the speech of Senator Cass on
religious toleration. Late events have in- 1
creased this anxiety, which is by no means j
lessened by the recent riots in Brooklyn.
The Albany Evening Journal proposes a i
grand procession of the Abolitionists in Al- !
banv, on the 4th of July—and recommends t
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that similar processions be forniod on the
same day, throughout the North and West,
with fanatical discourses, black crape, &c.
Miss Melinda M. Ball, a teacher in one of i
the public schools in Troy, New York, has j
been discharged by the Board of Education, j
on the ground that she was a believer in the
“spiritual rapping®,” and attended the “cir
The public journal® throughout the coun
try are discussing the propriety of recognizing
the independence of Dominica.
The London Times predicts that the pre
sent Eastern War will continue for a quarter
of a century.
I jy f u ^ »■
A despatch from Boston announces that on
Sunday there were rumors of the arrest of
another fugitive slave in that city, and the
report caused considerable excitement. On
inquiry, however, it appeared that a colored
man visited several stores and shops, repre
senting himself as a fugitive slave, and that
his master was in pursuit of him, and that
he desired to obtain sufficient money to ena
ble him to escape to Canada. lie succeeded
in collecting a considerable sum, but happen
ing to enter a store w here he was known, a
policeman was called in and the imposter
was arrested, but was subsequently set at li
New’ Jersey Railroads arc increasing in
number quite as rapidly as those of other
States. Hitherto the northern part of the
State has appeared to monopolize these im
provements, and the Camden and Amboy
and Jersey City, Morris and Essex, New Jer
sey Central, etc., have carried a large degree
of prosperity to that fine farming region, by
putting it in connection with the Philadel
phia and New York markets. Lately, how
ever, the building of the Ahsecom Railroad
has given an impetus to railroad enterprise
in the neglected Southern districts.
The dragoon stable at fort Snelling was
destroyed by tire one night last month.—
The tire, which took place from means un
known, occurred at 10 o’clock. It is suppos
ed, however, to have been tired by some sol
dier w ho was intoxicated, and it is feared
that he was consumed with the stable, as
one of the dragoons was missing on Satur
day. Several wagons and other articles were
burnt. The horses were all saved. Loss es
timated at $4,000.
The Boston Times says -“M c have al
ready stated that the Marshal’s guard hav
ing in charge tho fugitive Burns, raised by
subscription enough of money to procure a
good suit of clothes, breast-pin, hat, boots,
etc., and some $20 pocket money, with which
Burns was supplied before his departure.
But it remains for us now'to state theextent of
the sympathy of his abolition friends in the
same cause ; they took Jin ms' old cloths#, hod
them mended awl cleaned, and returned!
The M. E. Conference, South, previousto its
adjournment, elected Dr. L. M. Lee, editor
of the Richmond Christian Advoeate; E. H.
Myers, editor of the Southern Christian Ad
vocate; J. E. Cobb, editor of the Memphis
Christian Advocate; Dr. J. B. McFerrin, edi
V nakfilla A ll VIK'iltP’ l._
D. lluston, editor of the Lady’s Companion;
l)r. D. S. Poggett, editor of the Quarterly
Review; and Dr. T. 0. Summers, editor of
the Sunday School Books and Tracts.
At certain periods of the year the Red Sea
justifies its name by the coloration visible in
its waters. M. Ehrenberg ascertained that
it then held in suspension prodigious quanti
ties of colored microscopic plants belonging
to the sea-weed family. From the moment
this observation w as made, it was deemed
that it gave the explanation of a great ma
ny accidental colorations of sea-water observ
ed by travellers.
The Washington correspondent of the Cou
rier and Enquirer, in a dispatch from Wash
ington, says •—“Lord Elgin and Mr. Ilinks
depart to-morrow. The fishing and recipro
city treaty is fully arranged, subject to the
decision of the provincial Congress to assem
ble at Montreal. We admit, duty fre#, coal,
lumber, and grindstones, over which most
discussion has taken place.”
A car containing two horses, and the per
son who had them in charge, on the Saratoga
railroad, caught fire on Saturday afternoon,
near Gaasevoort, Saratoga county, and the
animals were burned so badly, that one was
instantly filled, and it is expected the other
will not survive his wounds. They wore
very valuable, being fine English blooded
hunters, and valued at $J,OMO.
The steamer Ben Bolt, which left St. Louis
on the dd inst., had on board 1500 bids, flour
fur Wheeling, and the Tropic IKK) bids, to
Cincinnati. The former is intended fur the
New York market. The steamer d. S. Clien
owith has also beon chartered at St. Louis to
take 0,000 sacks of wheat and corn to Cin
At the recent commencement of tho ( di
versity of North Carolina, the Honorary de
gree of LL. P., was conferred on John
Randolph Clay, IT. S. Minister to Peru, and
D. D. on the Rev. Albert Smedcs, of Ra
leigh, and the Rev. Eli Caruthers, of Guil
Among the many enaritamc societies in
England is a new one, formed in London on
tho 4th of May last, called the “Clergy Provi
dent Society.” Its object is to enable cler
gymen to insure a weekly allowance, not ex
ceeding two guineas, in time of sickness.
Tho first b.de of cotton ever sent to
Charleston from Nashville, Tenn., was re
cieved there last week. The Mercury says it
indicates that Charleston has taken “a step
forward and Westward in her commercial
It seems that the first attempt at glass
working in America, was by some Germans.
in the town of Quincy, some years before the
Revolution. The place in Quincy, occupied
by their establishment is called Germantown
this day.
The Rochester Democrat learns that Ger
ritt Smith will very soon resign his seat in
Congress, on account of ill health. His
successor will probably be chosen in Novem
Our telegraphic despatches from Philadel
dclphia indicate the triumph of the Whig
and Native American candidates at the elec
tion which took place in that city.
We see it stated that England and France
have demanded of Spain twenty-four thous
and men for the occupation of Greece and of
Palestine. Spain refuses unconditionally.
Much excitement exists in Tallapoosa,
Florida, in consequence of the discovery of
silver ore. A company the other day ex
tracted sixteen pounds of pure metal.
The Freeman’s Journal of Sunday, gives
a notice of a copy of the engraving sent by
Monsignor Bedini to the Doited States.
The first sale of wool, at Detroit, was made
on Wednesday. It was from one quarter to
one half flood in quality, and sold at 29 cts.
The Baltimore Races will continue
throughout this week.
R., F. and Potomac Railroad.
From the report for the year ending 31st
March last, it appears the revenue of the road
during the past year, reached the sum of
$263,447 89; and the expenses for same pe
riod amounted to $133,921 01—leaving a
balance applicable to the payment of the
regular dividend and interest, of $129,526 88.
With the deduction of these two items, which
for the past year amounted to $90,725 96, a
surplus of net increase appears of $38,800 92,
which is the excess of the contingent fund of
the Company, over the amount stated in the
last annual report, less the sum of $7,087 08
allowed the Washington and Fredericksburg
Steamboat Company, at the last annual meet
ing of stockholders.
Arrival of the Niagara.
I -
IIaufax, June 0.—The steamer Niagara
arrived here this afternoon, bringing Li\tr- ,
^ !
I pool dates of May 27 th.
Austria had not vet assumed a decisive at
titude. The Conference of Vienna had been !
resumed on the basis heretofore laid down by
the Western Powers.
Prussia was apparently acting against Rus
sia. b . . ,
The Russians were pressing the siege ot
Silistria with vigor, and fears were enter
tained that the Turks could not hold out much
MARKETS.—Liverpool, May 27th.—The
cotton market is quite unsettled, and quota
1 tions for some qualities are merely nominal.
Prices have declined fully id- and nearly Jjl. |
in some grades. The decline was chiefly in ;
middling and ordinary grades. Holders were ;
pressing their stocks on the market, which
gave rise to some speculative purchases. •
Milligan quotes fair Orleans <Ud: middling i
5$d; fair upland b',d; middling od. Sales i
: of the week, 41,000 hales, including 2,000 to |
; speculators, and 5,000 to exporters.
Breadstuff’s opened with a fair demand, ,
j but closed dull at a decline of Is. per bid. in ;
Flour, and bd. per quarter advance in Corn.
Dcnnistoun quotes Canal Flour at 38 (ct, 38s. j
bd.; Ohio 40 ($ 42s.; White Corn 42s. bd.; j
Mixed and Yellow 42s. j
(iarduer quotes Pork firm at unchanged I
rates. Lard declined 3s.
The London money market was tighter, j
but consols had advanced to 89 j. *
! At Manchester trade had largely declined, |
and the commercial advices lroui India were ,
unfavorable. ^_
Body Snatching Extraordinary.
The Elgin Palladium, of the 18th, has j
the following account of some eveuts which !
transpired at Naperville, after the execution
j there of Hoyle on the 12th.
“After his execution, a most disgraceful
scene took place between certain physicians
and others in relation to the body of the mur
derer. After the execution the body was de
livered to the sexton, under his solemn and ;
i repeated agreement to bury it properly. He j
| proceeded with a physician and his student
: to the burying ground, where a grave had
been previously dug, and lowered the coffin
into it, and then pretended to have some ,
business off’ at a distance from the grave, j
While he was gone, the others unscrewed the
coffin, took out the body, and it being thought !
• .i _ j ... . i.:.i
UliSaie lU IllUYu u 111 mu ua> muc, *v
in the corner of the fence, and went away,
and the sexton buried the empty cotlin.
“During this transaction, another physi
cian and some others were watching them ;
and as soon as the first set of hyenas left,
they stole the body from the place where the
first set of thieves had put it, and hid it again
| in the woods. The first party coming back,
| and finding the body gone, very naturally
i concluded that the body was in the woods
; near by, and laid in watch. As soon as it
: was dark, as was anticipated, the second
gang came with their wagon to take the body ‘
: away. It is said that knives and pistols
were drawn, and threats made, but they did
not go so far as to use them; and the dis
graceful row was ended by the first party
buying the pretended right of the other, and
took the body to Naperville. About 11 o’
clock the same night, another set of medical
marauders from Chicago entered the grave
i yard and opened the grave, but finding noth
' ing but an empty coffin, they were saved the j
i infamy of robbing it.”
T»i«* Tragedy ou Long Inland.
! Nicholas Bain, the murderer of Mr. and
! Mrs. Wickham, at their residence in Cut- j
I chogue, L. I., was captured at ‘d o’clock on ;
j Monday morning, in Hermitage Swamp, in ;
j the woods, eight miles from the bloody scene. (
| The N. Y. Tribune says;
“The inhabitants had turned out in a body ;
to hunt the villain, and w hen they found him
they could scarcely ho restrained from hang
ing him to a tree, lie had cut his throat
with the intention of committing suicide, and
was weak from the loss of blood. He was
armed with a loaded pistol and a knife, but
made no resistance. Officer Dowling and
Constable Xcshit, arc said to have been the
means of preventing the excited multitude j
from hanging him on the spot, and had he |
not been much exhausted from the loss of
blood, it is probable their interference could j
not have saved him. He was placed in the ,
custody of the sheriff of Suffolk county, and
taken to River Head, the county town, where
he was locked up for trial.
Mr. and Mrs. W., who were buried on
Monday, were both highly esteemed wher
ever know n, and enjoyed a large circle of
friends. Mr. W/s father, mother, brother,
and sisters reside within a mile of the scene
L' X I _ 1 1_1.. __J_ I__ 1 __... 1. . x.
ui ini' uU/'wu > inuiuti. un'uiLi f u
farm lies on the north side, is reputed the !
largest farmer in Suffolk countv. Another,
residing in Patchouge, is, and has been for
many years, the district attorney for Suffolk
county, X. V. It was an uncle of the mur
dered man, a Virginia lawyer, who took an
honorable part in the trial of Aaron 1 Jun
ior treason. _
A Hold Traitor and Infidel.
Wendell Phillips, one of the most violent
inciters to murder among the recent turbu
lence in Boston, spoke as follows at the
late meeting of the American Anti-Slavery
“It was the infidel society w hose anniver
sary was now being held: it was the treason
able society; and though there were several
anti-slavery debating societies in the country,
j this was the infidel society, and the society
cling to this appellation, and hoped that it
would he carried down to posterity. It is a
disunion society, and ho was glad to be able
to profess his creed at such a time and to
such an audience. The Union sentiment is
the great vortex which swallows up the great
minds, and they have power enough for the
time being to influence the people. The only ;
remedy for the slave is the destruction of the
ejoverninent. I challenge any man to tell me
what the Union lias done for us.”
This is a genuine, frank, out-spoken, dar
ing villian. lie minces no words, hut goes
to Iiis task like a public murderer who shoots
down his victim in cold blood, and so satia
ting his vengeance, gives himself up to the
laws he defies. He is consistent, too, in his
double work against God and the oidv free
| government on the face of the earth.— Union.
A W icked Wag.
Some wag lately consigned to voluntary im- i
! prisonment a respectable elderly gentleman |
i of Exmouth who labors under an asthmatic
! complaint. In the garden fronting the in
valid's bouse a flag-staff is erected, with a
| vane on the top, a view of which he com- |
j mands from his sitting room window. Dur- I
ing the prevalence of easterly winds he avoids
going out of doors as much as possible. Our
wicked hero took an opportunity one night
to climb up the flag staff’, and with a hammer j
and nail fastened the vane due east. The 1
consequence was, the old gentleman, referring !
to his vane every morning, as was his custom,
to sec what quarter the wind was in, and not
suspecting anything was wrong, was kept in
doors thirteen days after it had changed.—
Gateshead Observer.
Ruta baga turnip seed— ~
Mangel Wurtzel Beet do
Long Green Cucumber do just received
and for sale by JOHN LEADBEATER,
j je 8Fairfax street.
STOCKS AND COLLARS, for gentlemen’*
wear, always on hand and for sale cheap,
je & Variety Store.
The Ravage* of the Joint Worm.
Correspondence oj the Baltimore Sun.
Amissvili.e, Bapnahannock County, A a.,
June 1.—It may interest your readers to
know something of the vast destruction of
the wheat crop by the joint-worm and fly.
Such wholesale ruin was never before known
here. Land capable of producing filtecn to
twenty bushels per acre will not produce the
seed sown. This evil has been rapidly grow
ing on us for three years. In 1852*1 could
take a seat in my wheat field at this season,
and reaching around me could find half-a
dozen stems infected with joint worm: last
year, in the same position, I could find twenty;
and now' I cannot, by the same rule, find
half-a-dozen clear of it. This is more partic
ularly the case with the wheat we call purple
straw*, (red wheat.) The Mediterranean wheat
is le>s affected, and in good land will produce
half a crop. That many good farmers will not
reap the amount sown is now a fixed fact.
The question with us now is w hat shall be
done for the best? Some sav stop sowdug
altogether and starve it out. Some say burn
the stubble, whether we sow again or not; oth
ers sav turn the stubble under, re-fallow and
try again. For my own part, I shall do as
follows, as at present advised: I shall, when
mine shall have reached its most fruitful state,
cut it with the grass scythe and treat it as
hay for my cattle. I shall by this means, clip
nearly all the worm, w hich is now’ about
12 inches to 18 inches above the ground—the !
straw to be led in my barn yard, and its pro- *
ceeds be piled for rotting the ensuing sum
mer. Alter mowing, I shall burn the stub
ble if I can. It is earnestly hoped that every j
farmer will burn his stubble. This will be J
an easy matter, as it will stand more like
broom sedge than wheat stubble. And if we j
select the first day after a damp season, the
clover will not be greatly injured by the fire.
By pursuing this course, we may, (it it bo
general,) greatly lessen this great evil. Bur- j
ning will not injure the land, but the con
trary, as it will cleanse it by killing the
small briars, sassafras, and other foul stuff.
Buckwheat might then be sown, and easily
and well put in with the big harrow’, top
dressed w ith plaster, and turned under for
the fall crop or for seeding in grass.^ It cer
tainly now behooves us to prepare for grass
for the scythe as well as for grazing—our
cattle must be wintered, and grass must sup
ply the place of straw, which, with the aid of
stock fodder, may bo easily accomplished.
Tim nrrwmit imitll lation of Liberia, says i
- I--II
Lieut. Foote, in his recent work upon Africa,
exceeds one hundred and fifty thousand in
habitants, of whom not more than one-twen
tieth are American colonists. The growth
has been gradual and healthy. The govern
ment, from its successful administration of
blacks alone, for more than six years, ap
pears to he firmly established. The country
is now in a condition to receive as many emi- ,
grants as the United States can send. To
the colored man who regards the highest in
terest of his children, to young men of activi
ty and enterprise. Liberia afford< the strong- 1
est attractions. The following is his account
of the present condition of Monrovia:
“Monrovia, the capital, is situated immedi
ately in the rear of the hold promontory of
Cape Mesurado, which rises to the altitude
of 250 feet. The highest part of the town is
eighty feet above the level ot the sea. 1 he :
place is laid out with as much regularity as !
the location will admit. Broadway is the j
main or principal street, running nearly at j
right angles with the sea. Besides this, there
are twelve or fifteen more. The town con
tains not far from two thousand inhabitants.
Many of the houses are substantially built of
brick or stone, and several of them are hand
somely furnished. The humidity of the cli
mate has greatly impaired the wooden build- i
ings. The State House, public stores, and i
the new academy, are solid, substantial build- j
ings, appropriate to their uses. There are j
five churches, and these are well attended, j
The schools will compare favorably with the i
former district schools in this country, which ;
is not saving much in their favor.
“The soil in the vicinity of the rocky pe
ninsula of Mesurado is generally sandy and
comparatively unproductive, except where
there are alluvial deposits along the margin
of* the streams or creeks. The lands on the
hanks of the rivers—of the St. Paul's for in
stance, four or five miles north of Monrovia
are very riel), of loamy clay soil, equalling in i
fertility the high lands of Brazil, or any oth
er part of the world. Here more care is de- j
voted to the culture of sugar, and increasing j
•attention is given to agriculture. These
lands readily sell at from forty to fifty dollars
per u«*ro. A fork of this river Hows in a
southeasterly direction, and unites with the
Mesurado Liver at its mouth. This fork is
called Stockton’s ("reek, in honor of Com too
dure Stockton. 1 lie largest rivers oi ijinena
are navigable only about twelve or fifteen
miles before coining to the rapids.”
Tlte Citizen-Soldiery of lloMton.
Not all the elements of the recent excite
ment in Boston are calculated to inspire dis
trust and alarm. The deportment of the
I'nited States troops was what might have
been expected from them; and their calm and
resolute bearing did much to encourage the
officers of the law, and to overawe the tur
bulent spirit of the abolition leaders. But the
citizen solders, the volunteers of Boston, men
unused to the rigid discipline of the barrack
and the severe regulations of the service—
commanded general admiration. W ith an
alacrity and a unanimity which showed how
sincerely they realized the responsibility de
volving upon* all good citizens when the laws
of the land are threatened by remorseless
mobs, they responded at once to the call of
the authorities, and manfully persevered in !
their support of the marshal, and such of
the local authorities as did not sympathize !
with the incendiaries that infest that fair city j
of Boston. Most of these troops were me- !
chanics and members of the professions, and
during the several days that they were on
duty they cheerfully left their avocations, and
bore, with patience and fortitude, the jeers
and the abuse of those wdiose schemes of vio
lence their welcome presence so effectually
arrested. The value of the citizen-soldiery
to the cause of order has never been so sig
nally attested, and has never been more wide- ;
ly and moru deservedly applauded.— Union.
Abolition Phllnnthropy.
The Kev. Theodore Parker, on Friday— ;
fearing an attack from some imaginary ene- j
my—asked that the chief of police would !
station a guard at his house, No. I Exeter j
place, on the night of that day. Three po
licemen were sent thither, who took their jw>
sition on the door steps of the reverend gen* j
tieman’s house, and there waited in vain for ,
the attack until a very late hour. At ten j
o’clock, a gentleman residing in the place ;
came from his house and questioned the
watchers as to whether Mr. Parker had not ,
invited them in or offered them a glass of wa- '
ter or a cracker, to which they answered in
the negative. “Then,” said the other, “come ;
into mv house, and vou shall have a glass of
w ine and some fooJ. Surely you must be
thirsty and fatigued.” The officers thanked
the gentleman for his hospitable offer, but de
dined it, saying that they w ere on duty, and
cou Id not desert their post. Later in the ,
night, about eleven o’clock, another of Mr. |
Parker’s neighbors sent the faithful guar- ,
dians a pitcher of hot coffee and some bread |
and cheese. These are the men that the j
abolitionists call “minions of the slave pow
er.” Mr. Parker was protected, by request,
in his church yesterday by the police.—
Bozton Courier\_ <
LARD.—500 lbs. No. 1 Lard, just received at
je 6 W HITE’S, Post-office corner.
Boston Excitement.
The people of the South should very much
; disregard the course which has been pawn
ed by a portion, and much the worst portion,
of the people of Boston. It gives consequence
to this rowdyism, and there is always in all
cities a degraded fanatical class. They must
have some subject for agitation, political,
moral, or religious. The general character
of tiie citizens of Massachusetts, is accom
plished to a degree beyond the condition of
most States; and in this we have some guar
antee that the laws of order, even through
vulgar uproar, will prevail. It is true, that
some who arc educated, are to be classed with
fanatics; they are, however, comparatively
few, and it is perhaps a necessary evil resul
ting in the nature of man, with the freedom
of elections. So long as we shall find the
unhallowed selfishness that prevails, at least
with some of our public men, traitors will
have their patrons, covertly if not avowed.—
The love of office sometimes forgets a decent
regard, nay, that sort of veneration in which
at least Americans should regard the peace
of their country, the lives of their people, the
permanency of the Government, the sanctity
of the constitution, and the Union of the
States, upon which rests every thing that is
dear to liberty and to man. fhe solution of
this hypocritical love of Southern bondsmen,
may, no doubt, to souieextcnt be found in a
desire on the part of some to hold their
places; and there is no sensible negro slave,
could he but know the degradation of this
class, enemies of the public tranquility, who
would exchange the position he holds, for
the dirty diynity of such clamorous vaga
bonds, libertines in government, who are un
fit for slaves, and who are but a stain and
a blur upon the front of liberty. Our slaves
are but slaves transferred to the free soil of
the North, less cared for, and as little pro
tected. Such violence, disorder, and disre
gard for the sacred rights and laws of gov
ernment, as we too often see, is the stithy
on which will be forged a chain of bon
dage for the country. Let us fall through iu
our trial of the Republican System, and the
problem will have been solved, and the sen
tence will have been pronounced, that Govern
ments can only survive by the stern authori
ty of systems gernmin to despotism, and
for partial, we shall have universal lmndage.
The signs in our country are sometimes in
•t >nu C (it (MIT HVS*
may be when honestly observed, they may
become more insufferable than the shackles
of monarchy, when usurped by licentious
. . *. i /»ti i i • i.
many, multitudes, there are, of peace abiding
men* who would cheerfully exchange scenes
of riot, turbulence and terror for any consti
tutional monarchy, administered by a tirni
and wise monarch. Nor has the time or
place existed, that, such scenes becoming
general and common, they have not been suc
ceeded sooner or later by systems of disci
pline and rj^or. __ R*
I observe in the published report of tho
proceedings of the City Council, on the dd
inst., that each Branch appointed its own
Proxy in the general meeting of the Chesa
peake and Ohio Canal Company, held a few
days since. I think 1 have seen reports of
similar proceedings on several previous oc
casions. Either the City Council is very un
mindful of its charter, which requires all ap
pointments whatsoever to he made by the
joint or concurrent action of the two Boards,
or their doings have not been fairly reported.
The reports, however, I take to be correct,
as it is not probable that both clerk*
should have made the same mistake. The
particular appointments referred to were
made thus: “Messrs, J. and M. were appoin
ted a jtroxy on the /tart of the Board of Al
dermen to represent, <kc.” In the Common
Council, notice of these appointments is ac
knowledged, and “Messrs. F. and II. were
appointed said proxy on the ]>arl of thi#
Branchy It docs not appear that the ap
pointments of either Board were concurred
in by the other, and the result would seem to
be that there was no proxy lawfully appoin
ted at all, each pair having only a half ap
pointment. As regards these Chesapeake
and Ohio Canal meetings, the sending of
proxies by the three City Corporations, is the
merest “going through the motions” imagina
hie, except for the expense; but in other ea
ses, it might be of great moment, that our
iiOvf elt/m
tyiv T miwui’* *7V IVJ^I*** J • v J'* —
would, therefore, trust that the motions be
correctly made, if made at alt.
I would call the attention of “Wharf Own
ers" to the following clause in the Oth section
of the new charter of our t’itv. (copied from
a law of Congress amending our charter.)
The City Council “shall have power to pre
serve the navigation of the Potomac river
within their jurisdiction (from Pearson’s Is
land to Jones’s Point:) to erect, repair, and
regulate public wharves, deepen docks ami
basins, and to limit the extent of private
wharves into the harbor." Any one familiar
with our wharves, must know that the nn\i
gation of our harbor has been seriously in
jured by the dilapidation of wharves, ami
the negligence of wharf ow ners; and that, un
less the Corporation possesses the powor to
prevent or remedy such eases, the “jsjw'cr to
preserve the navigation of the River" would
be of little use. These wharf owners should
be taught that the privilege of building such
structures into the river was granted as much
for the public good as for their emolument,
and that the preservation of our navigation
is a matter of rather more importance than
the taxes which they levy upon commerce for
the use of docks (or parts of the river) which
they are, in many cases, rendering almost
useless. A CITIZEN.
Hanging in Effigv, is becoming quito
too common. Who does not know* that the
daubed counterfeit of W ebster may be
swung upon a pole by a inoukey or a knave
—and who regards it? R.
Cl \PON SPRINGS.—The undersigned have
/‘rented the “MOUNTAIN HOUSE,” at
this well know n watering place, w hich w ill be
opened on the 2<tth of June.
No effort or outlay shall be wanting to render
Capon, in its comforts, gaieties, and many a’
tractions, fully equal to any place of summer
resort in the Union.
The Cars from Baltimore and Alexandria,
connecting with daily lines of stages from Win
chester. Piedmont and Front Royal, afford plea
sant and speedy access.
Capon Springs, je 6—eotloJuly__
MEXICAN GUANO—We are now' receiv
ing a few hundred tons of this valuable
MANURE, of a superior quality to any pre
vious importation. It contains from 70 to b‘)
per cent, of pure bone Phospuate o! Lime.
Copies of Analysis can be had on post paid ap
plication to us. We have not yet advanced on
prices, although the PERUVIAN GUANO has
been advanced by the Agent, some 15 ? cent.
For sale in lot* to suit purchasers, by
Baltimore, Md., Je 8—eo*w__
OA English Dairy Cheese, for by
my 16 -- R. H HUN^ON.

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