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FRIDAY MORNING, October U\ 1 sr»r>.
Siewn of th« l)»y. 44 lb show the very aye and body oj the times.’ The New York Kveuing Post which is gen erally well-informed on all matters touching the Kinney expedition, publishes a letter from Greytown denying that Col. Kinney had resigned the Governorship, and explaining that the statement was founded on a declara tion made by the Colonel to the etfect that tooner than hold the office against the con sent of the inhabitants, he would resign, and in tbis spirit, and on accountof some protests entered against his election, he had consented to the opening of a new poll, in which all the inhabitants were expected to take part. The Aspinwall Courier says:—“Santa An na and family are safely installed in and near Carthagena. Our readers are aware that he has a beautiful residence but a few miles distant from Carthagena. 11 is haci enda was uuder good cultivation, two years ago, when he left it at the call ol his parti sans in Mexico, lie now returns to private life for the third time; and we presume the little pueblo of Tobacco must have strong attractions to induce him to locate his retire ment there a second time, after his exciting and varied career. ” The Lowell (Massachusetts) papers an nounce the death in that place, on Friday last, Timothy O’Brien, a Roman Cath olio clergyman of Lowell. T he many friends of Mr. O’Brien in Richmond will receive this announcement with deep regret. He was for a long period the pastor of St. 1 eter s Church, iu that city, a church which he built up by extraordinary toils and sacrifices. Mr. O’Brien’s many virtues, his Christian zeal, his warm, generous, manly nature, elicited the love of his own people and the respect ol all denominations. On the 1st inst., by the arrival of the Star of the West, we had a rumor from Oregon of a massacre by Indians at Devil’s Uate, on the Sweetwater river, in which about one hun dred and fifty whites were killed, out <»t three hundred* the remaiuing hundred and fifty escaping to Salt Lake. Later advices, however, are to the effect that the whole story of the massacre is untrue, and that the narrative in question was an invention to obtain contributions from the charitably dis posed. On Saturday morning last, immediately after the Express train going east, had lett the Martinsburg Station, the crymg of a child near the Hotel of II. Staub, esq., at tracted the attention of the inmates. Search was at once made, and upon the front porch near the hall door was discovered a market basket of ordinary size, which open examina tion was found to contain the child. . r>. Staub, with her characteristic kindness took the little stranger in, and ministered to it> wants with a maternal hand. Mrs. Hannah E. Hinkley, wife of the »ate Edward Hinkley, of Baltimore, reached the residence of her son, Doctor Hinkley, in Louisiana, on Saturday the -Oth Sept., "hith er she had gone on a visit to spend the win ter On the following Monday she was smit ten with yellow fever, prevalent there, and the next Saturday was a corpse lhue, in one short week after receiving the welcome of loved ones, she was shrouded iu the habil iments of the grave. The Sanitary or Relief Committee of Phil adelphia have resolved to appropriate tho amount left in their bands among the doc tors, apothecaries, and nurses of that city, who volunteered their services during the late epidemic in Norfolk aud Portsmouth. As the voluuteers have Inst much time and expended their money, this donation will no doubt prove acceptable. It is probable that the relief committees of other cities will adopt a similar course. Thomas Plumsill, of Y> ashington, was or dained an elder in the “Church of Hod,” “by the laying on of the hands of the Presbyte ry/' recently, in Baltimore. This is a new church organization in Washington. A pro minent characteristic is baptism by immer sion, and, likewise, the washing of one anoth er’s feet, in imitation of an ancient custom among disciples. The first public meeting is to be held at the navy yard, in the Anaeos ie engine-house, on Sunday morning. On the morning of Thursday of next week, the Moon will be totally eclipsed fora period of more than three hours. Venus will be ri ling as the eclipse ends, Mars will be visible aa hour earlier, Jupiter will set as me ee betrioa. Saturn will be near the men. mu. Thus all the usually visible planets »tU ' seen, if the weather u clear, uodimmeu by the superior light of the Moon. In explanation of the small shipment <f gold from California via the Nicaragua route, •letter received in New Turk Iroiu a banking house in San Francisco save that the attitude of Col. Walker and his followers at ban Juan del Sur, had caused a diversion in tsivor ot the Panama route, shippers tearing that his necessities might drive him to make tree it i the treasur^du its transit across the Isthmus. Senator Toombs, of Georgia, has accepted the invitation of the Boston Committee on Slavery Lectures, to lecture in that city. He j will deliver his address on the -4th of Janu ary,. and has selected for his theme, “The •onaiatency of African slavery with the cou etitution of the United States and. republican institution*!, and the effect of the American Revolution upon the African race.” A London letter to the Petersburg Intelli geaoer rays;- “Miss Coutts, the homely lady who Ml in love with the handsome Mario, llvte in the Strand, is worth £1,000,000, and notwithstanding her wealth, is hated l>\ everybody. Another distinguished charac ter. Lady Byron, resides near our present quartern" . v A Washington correspondent ot the New York Times states that the Japanese inter pretation of, the treaty is sustained by the administration, and of course no efforts will be made on our part to compel the reception American merchants as residents. Tha Capitol Dome has been stripped of its enter eopper covering, and an extensive plat form tracted in the rotundo, to facilitate the tamaval of the dome, which service will oc gnpy at leaet, it is supposed, a mouth. The Veiled Murderess, Mrs. Robinson, is behaving badly at Sing Sing. She conduc- . ted herself properly for some time, but lat- , terly she has become as frantic and ungov ernable as ever, so that the matron has been obliged to coniine her in a cell. She is a pitiable creature—iusane without doubt. The Free-State voters of Kansas lately held a Convention, in which about half the pro- i edicts of the Territory were represented. A vote was passed to make arrangements lor | the immediate formation of a State Constitu tion. Ralph Scott, of Bledsoe county, Tenn., has been convicted of forging bounty land papers, and was, on Saturday last, sentenced to three ■ years imprisonment in the penitentiary of that State. The annual session of the Grand Division of the Sons of Temperance of this State, will meet in Richmond, on the 2bth inst., in God din's Hall. The first session will be held on ' Friday night. Sixty-four persons are announced in the ! Port Tobacco Times for the various offices to be tilled at the coming election in that coun ty. Verily the people have material enough j from w hich to choose good i fficers. The Washington Star intimates that Mr. F. F. Mason, American commercial agent at San Juan, has been removed on account of j his ipialihed recognition of the government \ established bv Col. Kinnev. * Speculations on the Presidency are bceom- , ing rife at Washington. The result of the recent election is regarded as greatly advano- ! injr Mr. Buchanan’s chances for the Demoera • • tic nomination. A company has established, at Portland, Me., a factory for the manufacture of paper 1 from the bark of trees. This paper is al ready extensively u-ed, and a good printing paper, it is said, will soon be produced. The War Department has received advices l of the death, at Fort Tejon, Cal., Sept. 8th, of 1 First Lieut. Thus. F. Castor, First Regiment j of Dragoons. 1 la 4 ’ V if* <«* . 11 L I Awrs Winn / k 4 l'l , ' « V V 1 ^ V. AJV U »» V l * II V »» II VIIHI'.I* v-% Greenbrier county, died on the llih instant. Though sixty-six years of age, he only com menced the study of medicine live years ago. The Wheeling papers state that snow to the depth of three inches fell on the moun tains west of that city and Cumberland, on Saturday night last. The lion. Thomas W. Camming, who rep resented the secoud district of New York in the last Congress, died at his residence in Brooklyn, on Saturday 1 ist. The total imports of foreign merchandise into New York during last week amounted in value to £4,430,92b, against £2,270,U33 for the corresponding week last year. First Lieut. Alpheus J. Palmer, Ninth Regiment of Infantry, has resigned his com mission to take effect this day. Telegraphic Despatches. Canton, N. Y., Oct. 10.—John Van Buren addressed a large meeting at Canton this | evening. Whilst ho strongly disapproved of tho passage of the Nebraska bill, he under- i took to show that a faithful execution of its provisions would keep Kansas free. lie commended the administration of Franklin Pierce. He referred to the national position of the Democratic party in opposition to the Know Nothings, and said that the security ; and peace of the country depended on up holding the Democratic party, lie denounc ed fusion in all its shapes, and pronounced Mr. Seward a mere political agitator. He eulogised Silas W right, and closed w ith a 1 strong appeal to the Democracy of St. Law rence to unite with their brethren through out the State in achieving a victory, which he pronounced as certain as any future event could be. Cnn’.\m>. Oct. 10.—1The steam tug boat Seneca, while towing a vessel through Ran dolph street bridge, exploded her boilers and was torn to pieces. I ho captain, Donaldson, was killed; William -J. Vaughn, the engi ne**r. is probably mortally wounded; C. D. Sparks, the owner of the boat, was badly realded and otherwise wounded. Nku York, Oct. 17.—The American par- j tv held their city and county ratification meeting in the Park this evening. It was estimated that 2M,i*U0 persons were ['resent. Much enthusiasm was manifested, and nu merous speeches were made by prominent | members of the party. Chk ai.o, Oct. 17.—Mr. Rice, a Nebraska democrat, has been elected to Congress in Minnesota, by l.oUO plurality. iittnru of Foreign Criminal*. Mayor Wood, of New \ork, has just sent back to Kurope lour criminals who were shipped hither by the authorities of Gustrow, Duchy of Mecklenburg Schwerin, on board the Hamburg ship Deutschland. lie receiv ed information in August last, that on the second day of that month the Deutschland had sailed from Hamburg tor New \ork i with a number of criminals un board direct troni the prisons ot i»ustro\v. lie nouueu t.he agents of the vessel, ami when she arriv ed, on the 17th of September, an examina tion was made by competent persons into the character of the passengers. The convicts were found on board and confessed the truth, substantiating the information received by Mayor Wood. Accordingly they were im prisoned until Sunday last, when the Houtsrh iand sailed with them on their return to Bu ropo. This example will discourage further shipments of these people. W hen it is known abroad that emigrants of this class will not j be allowed a landing here, but will be forth with returned by the vessel which brought them, and at the expense of those who sent them! it can readily be imagined that the business will be stopped, as unprofitable to ; all concerned. The efficiency with which the Mayor has acted in this matter is worthy of all commendation. -. am -- \ MMnkc Corrected. The Pensacola Gazette says;— j “We find a statement going the rounds of the papers, that Prince Lucian Murat, heir slightly apparent to the throne of Naples, was formeriv a resident planter of thi> State, but this is all a mistake. It was Prince Achille Murat, who married the daughter of Colonel Byrd Willis, of Virginia, and settled on a plantation somewhere near Tallahassee, prince Murat was well known, and highly esteemed as a courteous and courtly gentle man in this city, where the father and fanii- , lv of his lady resided; it is now many years since his demise. His widow still resides on the plantation, and is blessed with fortune, health, and troops of friends, of all of which she is most deserving. Church C«!»c Decided. The Chancery case which created such general interest at the Spring term of our Circuit Court, under the style of Baton vs. Hughes, was decided by Judge Tyler during the present term, lhe suit involved the en- i tire church property, known as the &ortl# j Fork Church, and the decision was rendered iu favor of Eaton, who represented what is ! i commonly known a9 “the Old Side Baptist i Church/* or Gilmorites.— Loudoun Sent. i The Kane Exprrittton. Some of the episodes encountered during i Dr. Kano’s search, have wild interest. At Dne time it became necessary to send a fa tigue party with provisions, to assist the main party under Dr. Kane, in an attempted passage across Smith’s Sound. This party was under the command of Mr. Brooks, first officer of the expedition. He was accompa nied by Mr. Wilson and other volunteers.— During the.r travel they found the ice com pletely impenetrable, and a snow drift at last swept wildly over the floes, and in the midst of a heavy gale from the North, the thermometer, to their dismay, sunk to fifty seven degrees below zero. Human nature could not support the terrible cold. Four of the party, including Mr. Brooks and Mr. Wilson, Were prostrated with frozen feet, and with great difficulty three of their com panions, utter encountering great suffering readied the ship and announced the condi tion of their comrades. Their chances of being rescued seemed extremely small.— They were in ttie midst of a wilderness of snow, incapable of motion, protected only by a canvas tent, and with no land marks by which their position could be known. Even to drag these maimed men would have been, under ordinary circumstances, a work of difficulty, but to the slender party left at the shin, it seemed to he impossible. Dr. Kane, with the boldness and courage which justi fied the warm attachment felt towards him bv ail under his command, in less than one hour organized <a rescuing party, leaving on board only those who were necessary to re ceive the sick, and started off in the teeth of a terrific gale, steering by compass to rescue the sufferers Alter nineteen hours constant travel, during which two of the party faint ed, and others required to be kept from sleep by force, they struck the trail of the lost party, and finally, staggering under their burdens, one by one reached the tent, which was almost hidden by the snow. The scene as Dr. Kane entered the tent, was affecting beyond description. 1 lie par ty hurst into tear.**. A blubber fire was im mediately built, pemmican cooked, and the party ate for tlie first time alter leaving the vessel. Ice was also melted, they having been to this time without drink. Worn out as they were, hut four hours were allowed for the halt. The maimed of the frozen par tv were sewed up in Buffalo robes, placed on sledges and dragged along by their compan ions, Hr. Kane walking in advance picking the track. Cold of the utmost severity again overtook them. Konsall and Morton, and even the Iwpiimaux boy, Ilanee, sunk upon the snow with sleep. It was only by force that they were aroused and made to proceed, as the cold seemed to have destroy ed all conception of danger. A large bear met on their way, was fortunately scared off by Hr. Kane, by the simple waving of bis hand. They reached the ship after a walk of sixty-two*hours, still dragging their com panions behind them, but insensible. Or. Hayes, the intelligent surgeon of the ship, from whom we obtained the particulars ot this fearful adventure, received the returning party. Two ot the number died ot their in juries, and two others underwent amputation, who are now restored to perfect health.— The condition of those who dragged the sick was most lamentable. Their memory for a time was entirely gone, and the ship, in the midst of muttering delirium, resembled an hospital. The surgeon and one remaining attendant was in sole charge ot the ship.— In this state of semi-madness the sick re mained for two or three days, but afterwards they entirely recovered, and the party under Hr. Kane started three weeks afterwards and resumed their labors in the held. Intrepidity, like this, has never been sur passed. It is spoken of with emotion, even now, by the stoutest hearts in the expedition. The ltail Hoad Convention. From a meeting so well attended, so spir ited and so harmonious as that ot W ednesday last, we cannot but augur all the good results that were to be expected from a convention. The proceedings in another column show that there were delegates present from seven counties. Among these counties it is plea sant to rank Preston. Situated, as she is, far beyond the present proposed terminus of the work, hor participation can only be at tributed to an instinctive feeling that its bene fits, and eventually its route, will overpass the limits heretofore designated, and embrace an area second in resources to that tributary to no railroad in the country. Lively as the debates occasionally were, they did not disclose even a germ of serious dissension. All present seemed determined to temper enthusiasm with judgment, and to allow no local preferences to endanger the great common object. I hat object they placed on its own naked merits, without set ting it up in forced antagonism to any other leading Virginia improvement. M e will not doubt that the legislature will so consider it, and extend to it a support as prompt and liberal as a long neglected section ol the commonwealth has a right to ask. The ton nage of the A. L., and H. road will certainly be greater than that of all the other rail ways of the State combined; and it will, nearly all, go to or coinc from a port within her own borders. That log-rolling and local jealousy will avail to defeat its just claims, we have no great fear. Our legislature will do their dytv, if the communities more directly concerned only do theirs. Among those present were not less than twenty gentlemen who had been or were members ol the legislature. A body so con stituted cannot but carry weight with it. rail • • r • 1 1 * t _ ! _ _ . 1* ! i ne unauujmv oi inujjiigrm men iuai ble when it occurs an rare in occurring. The people of Winchester and delegates, in large numbers, were addressed at night by Mr. Funsten, of Alexandria. With marked grace and felicity of style, he pointed out the two paths open before Winchester.— one towards the highest prosperity and the other in the direction of ruin. Stand still she could not. Many novel views in ilustra* tion of the enterprise were eloquently presen ted.— b tiic/t ester 1 iry. YV n*htngton Hotel*. The National Intelligencer in an article on the subject id ■•Washington, its guests, and the accommodations tor them," says that “our hotels bear almost the same pro- i portion to "the yi$e of the city that the Gov ernment edifices do to our ordinary architec ture;” and thus the writer states the present capacity of the ten hotels, upon the pruxi- j mate estimates of their respective proprie tor to accommodate two thousand four hun- i dred and seventy guests; assigning eight hundred to the National, four hundred and \ tiftv to Brown’s, and four hundred to Wil lards’ establishment; the others being rela- i tiveiv divided among the remaining number. The private boarding houses usually accom modate at least as many strangers; and, judging from the extensive preparations now j in progress, all visiters to the metropolis | during the approaching season may confi dently rely on good and comfortable quarters. \ Norfolk. We advise refugees to be cautious in re turning to Norfolk. Mr. Henry Myers, who came from that city on Monday, says there j has been nothing yet like a heavy trust—not enough to kiil a rose. Mr. Myers went to Norfolk on Thursday and returned on Mon day evening. Of three young men from , Baltimore, who arrived in Norfolk ou the same evening with Mr. Myers, two are sick ■ with the fever and one is dead. Mr. Myers, j ifbo i* an experienced nurse, and has re gained in Norfolk throughout tbe whole of :he dreadful yisitatiop, says he considers it perilous in tbe extreme for families to return this time to that city.—Rich. Dispatch. The Case of Aulmrue. The recent horrible tragedy at Richmond, : is of a nature to cull for more than a passing J notice at the hands of the Southern press.— ! It was a tragedy, indeed, of low life, and j the unhappy victim of the wretch who after wards destroyed himself, was a Degro slave. The circumstances, abhor*ent enough in themselves, were yet not more singular, or i atrocious than those attending other mur ders of which w’G have read, or that have oc curred within our recollection in the same : city. Rut we teel bound to regard the tien- i dish crime as one ol greater importance to Southern society than any that lias recently transpired, because it grew out ot the inter ference, on the part of the Northern people, which lias for years been systematically pur- ■ | sued, with the question of negro slavery. It | I is one of the legitimate fruits of a wholesale plan of robbery, carried on under the guise j of benevolence, by Northern abolitionists, and we desire to notice it in this point of view, wherein it seems to us to assume a rnagiii ! tude it might not otherwise present. There can he little doubt that the murde rer. Auburne or Arbourine, or whatever else may be his name, was an agent sent to the South for the purpose of seducing negro j slaves to escape from servitude, ami that the house rented by him, under the pretext ot being designed ior a restaurant, was really 1 to serve as a rendezvous for runaways, where they might be secreted, until an opportunity 1 for escape was presented. The whole plan was revealed some years since, in the case <»t ! Rlevins, who is now confined in the State Penitentiary. The evidence upon his trial ! went to show that certain pious and tender hearted spinsters and strong minded women ! of Worcester, Massachusetts, were regularly associated together to affect the abduction ot negro slaves, and that Blevins was paid so much per capita, for all he could succeed in sending off. W e cannot doubt that among these philanthropists, there were some w ho thought they were doing Hod servio ‘ in this negro stealing conspiracy. And there may he others who, at this moment, are engaged in the same work, of a similar conviction.— A lid yet w e ask them to look at the results of the.r intermeddling (to call it l»y no harsher i name,) as exhibited last week in Richmond. Here is a negro who leaves a kind ami indul gent master, and commits himself to the pro tection of a stranger who next day poisons 1 :_* 4 ...... n.,.. . I.I. tlliO I Ililll. AllIU V.1UI €411 > V/JIV . the first victim of the fiendish malevolence of theso miscreants? How many other negroes may not have been murdered under circum stances of equal atrocin? We all remember the narrow escape of the negroes whom Red Root Smith, attempted to get oil by Adams A Co.’s Express, five years ago, ami who for a considerable time were kept standing on their beads in a box. 01 those, who having successfully escaj ed to the Free States, after wards fell an easy prey to the rigors of an inhospitable climate, or died by starvation, the number exceeds all computation. Now we gravely submit the question to all reason able men at the North, which ot us are the real friends of the negro; wo who maintain them under the system of servitude in com fort and plenty, or you who employ v illains to >te:il them dead or alive, and carry them off to die by penury and cold?—l\ft r^lnn <j i press. Tl»e Norfolk Herald. We announced yesterday that the Norfolk i Herald has resumed publicath n, and will is sue tri-weekly until its compositors are able to return, when it will again appear daily, i We make this announcement with unusual pleasure. The Norfolk Herald is the oldest j of the newspapers of \ irginia, w ith the cx ; ception, perhaps, of that excellent journal, the Fredericksburg Herald. It is edited by Mr. Thomas (». Hroughton, the veteran ot 1 the Virginia press, whose name is as inti mately and honorably associated with the Herald and with Norfolk, as was that of the late Thomas Ritchie with the Enquirer and with Richmond. The good sen.-e, sound judgment and unvarying dignity which have ever characterized the Herald, have always ; given it an elevated portion among the newspapers of \ irginia, and commanded the profound respect of all political parties. It lias labored long and faithfully in the interests of Norfolk, and to no citizen was that town more indebted for its advane I ing prosperity, ere the pestilence visited it, than to the venerable editor of the Norfolk 1 Herald. We can imagine bis sorrow at the | dark shadows which have been cast upon the ; city for which lie has labored with so much zeal and ability. Alas, they have been ' deepened into darker shadows by the gloom which the angei of death has cast over his own beloved household! Net, he ^till sur vives the wreck, and with mnnlv courage, ! prepares once more to give his canvass to the breeze, and set sail again upon the i stormy sea. NV hilst many a garden flower has been blighted, and many a young tree uprooted, the aged oak has been spared, and I is stili able to battle with the tempest. NVe feel assured that the generous people of Norfolk fully appreciate the long and valua* 1 hie services of the able editor and noble gen- ! tleuian, who has devoted his long life and his best talents and energies to their service. ; Hit* absence so long of that old established journal from the galaxv ot the \ irginia pre>s, has been like missing one ot the fami liar planets of our system. Me hail its re turn as the Herald <*t health am! joy, the morning star oi Norfolk’s returning pros perity.— liirn. Dispiitch. Murder In New Haven. The New Haven Palladium has the follow In.. on otr. numlor m that city : — “Sorno time in the latter part of April last, j Mary Ann, aged ‘J7, wife of Isaac Randolph, (colored butcher.) who occupied a part of the house with a white man, named W il liam Tuttle, and his wife, was missed. Her husband, who had frequently beaten her, was arrested at the time, hut discharged lor want of convictive testimony. He is a black man, a butcher by occupation, and married his wife, who was nearly white, about a year ago. On Wednesday, the lather ot Mrs. R. searched, with others, in the gar den. and upon digging into the earth, the trunk of a woman was found, clothed in a pink waist and wrapped in coarse sacking. This waist was the same which she wore the night previous to her disappearance. I pon digging in other places, other dismembered portions of the body were found, also wrap ped in sacking. The head was severed from the body, the trunk disjointed at the thighs, the legs sundered at the knees, and the arms severed at the shoulders and elbows— all in a remarkable state of preservation, and such as could not fail to identity the person. The features of the face were aim. st perfect. Randolph left New Haven some weeks ago, and went to Waterbury, near which place he was arrested on \\ cJnosduy night/* 11M B RO J DE U1KS —We have just received a full supply ot French Worked Collars, ^ I’henuzetts. and I ndersleeves. Inserting. Kdi:- : ings, Swiss and Cambric Bands, Linen l an: uric and liras* Linen Handkerchiels, Lace, and Mus lin Window* Curtains. \c , . MEY EX BERG, BROS. tV CO., oct ]>' Sarepta Hall, No. S'>. King-st. J^lSH.—3ou bids, prime new Giil^d Halifax ^ Herring: 4 X) bbls. Shorp packed Potomac r\oe Herring; bbls. No. I Potomac tor ser vants; 1 Gu bbls. No 3 medium Mackerel. In store, and for bale by GEORGE W. HARRISON, oct 10 Union and Queen street Dock. ! DOLLS, Poll Bodies, Heads, Arms, Shoes, ; , Flats, and every thing in the way #1 Doll ; “Fixens.” tor sale at RICHARDS Ladies' Ba- 11 Zaar, uct —It ! The Court of Claims. This tribunal, established by an act of tne last Congress, resumed its session yesterday, in the hall of the Supreme Court, at the Capitol. Judges Gilchrist, Blackford, and Scarburgh were present, and the Bar was represented by some forty or fifty gentlemen from all parts of the Union, several of them eminent in the political as well as judicial forum. The principal business of the sitting con sisted in calling the general docket, placing cases upon the law docket, and hearing the suggestions ot counsel. An important case, involving several millions of dollars, was set for argument to-day, in which the Hon. George F. Badger is to appear. It rises under the Florida Treaty of lSlJ. borne of the points in it have undergone judicial in vestigation in Florida; but the 1 reasury Department in charge of two successive Ad ministrations has declined payment. 1 he question is now to be tested before the Court of Claims, and will elicit a thorough expo tdtion by the ablest legal talent of the country. The "first section of the act constituting the Court provides that it “shall hear and deter mine all claims founded upon any law of Congress, or upon any regulation ot an Fx ecutive Department, or upon any contract, express or implied, with the Government ol the United States, which may be suggested to it by a petition tiled therein ; and also all claims which may be referred to said Court by either House of Congress.” ‘1 tie Court, it will thus be seen, has not so exten sive a jurisdiction as is generally supposed ; vet the docket is large, and will be greatly increased bv numerous claims yet to be re ferred by Congress. All pending before the House of Representatives at the close of the sessiun were transferred by special order. The Senate overlooked the subject and made no reference of its unfinished business; but it is not improbable that it will do so at an early day after its session shall have been resumed.— .\o/. Ini. Amerlcn.li ]>I arbles. It will be recollected that a year or two ago, the War Department advertised for speci mens of American marble, with the view ot making selections to the end of using them to* jirn.-onf the ornamented Dor tit.n$ of the extension of the Capitol build ing. To a certain extent tho advertisement had the desired effect, and a large numbor oi specimens have been received, nearly all «d which are said to be judged worthy oi being employed in this great national work. 1 he regret of the Department, however, is said to be that more have not been sent in. As it is, specimens, many uf them compaiing advan tage^ usly with the iinest and most beautilul and striking marbles id the Old World, have been collected here. W e noticed yesterday a verd antique from Vermont and a red-mot tled marble from Tennessee, whhh were very tine specimens indeed; the \ ennont stone being capable of receiving a higher polish than any other known marble. The most remarkable specimen, however, is a newly discovered marble from Frederick County, Maryland, within some ninety miles of this city, the existence of which would probably not lmvo been known to the world to this day, but for the advertisement to which we refer above. It is a stone of very fine grain, with a pure white ground, on which, in rich profusion, are spread brown, purple, yellow, and bright-red cl aids. 1 he effect of its combination of colors must bo seen to be realized. W'e believe that nothing like it has yet been described in works on architecture or art. It is not yet known whether any considerable quantity of it can bo obtained, even enough to supply the limi ted quantity that can be used in this build ing. W’e regard the experiment of the De partment in the matter uf inducing our fel low citizens to search out and make known the treasures of each section of the Fnited .States of the particular kind, as being highly successful, as it has received valuable speci men*, from a great many States situated in all sections of the country.— Mush. Star. Another Victim to Spiritualism. W’e copy the following from the l tica Ob server of Monday last : “Mr. Kli F. Benjamin, an old and well known resident of l tica, came to his death on Sunday morning by poison administered by bis own hand, lie was a man of hixty five or sixty-seven years of age, a book-keeper bv profession, and has for many months past been in tin* employ of I riel II. Kellog, drug gist. Scarcely any one who is intimately ac quainted with Mr. Beniamin will fail to un derstand bv what impulse the old man was brought to the commission of suicide. 1 le was it was well know n, one of those unfortunate* deluded bv spiritualism. During the Ia>t vear probably no man in this city has been more deeply devoted to the subject. (Y*r taiidy no one has been more fanatical. 1 be subject bas been in bis thoughts continually. , He bas been foremost at tho ‘circles/ By spiritualism ho was made to believe that be held communication with his deceased wife and daughter, with whom, in the ‘spirit land,’ he has latterly, times unnumbered, expressed a longing to be. W ithin less than j a fortnight he has received (so he was per suaded) a message from them, inviting him to join them. He to >k poison that he might 1 accent the invitation.” 1 Chough, the Trui per a tier Orator. .John B. Hough’s (the distinguished Tem perance orator) career is pronounced by an Kdinburgh journal “the most remarkable of any orator who ever ascended the pulpit or : C....... i n I ! mu I Kril'iin ’’ '! in- mu limit I...—. . I says : — “(hie great impression of his labors may be best conveyed by considering the peculiar facts which we asked from him at the sup per table the night before bis departure.— He had addressed in Hreat Britain during the two vears 4*)*> m<clings, and in round numbers n.o.cmi prisi-ns. io Lon ion hr* has addressed 7- meetings. In Lx* ter Hail he has spoken upwards of forty times, a place in extent like a seated held. He lias travelled l‘J,K>7 miles ; er rail and coach. - His correspondence amounts to b,-*(') letters, (hie tact we cann >t with!) >id, tor it tells (»f fatigue high incalculable—lie lias slept in upwards of 3U0 different beds. Talk of Hercules—this eternal change of beds, would ; alone have ‘u*ed him up.’ " The (viniit y Kx]>< <lit ion. The (’entral American published at San Juan del Norte, contains glowing accounts of the progress of the “Kinney Expedition.” Tin editor states that the parties have quiet po8M\ssh u of over thirty millions of acres <*1 land, lying along the Mosquito coa^r, which they are ready to dispose » t on the most ad vantageous h-rnis to actual settlers. The I’olonel himself iias a plantation about three quarters of a mile irom t wn, on the opposito side of thelagoon. it iss.aidtbat three crops of corn may be taken off thi* ground in one year. The editor alcu says: “We havejust been shown private despatch- ; es toGovernor Kinney, to the effect that nine hundred men would leave on the first of Octo ber from Alabama and Mississippi, well fur nished w it’u provision*, farming utensils, kc. for *ix months. This will prove a decided idditiun to the numbers coming in from jther sources, in every steamer.” 1EWJS*S PURE WHITE LEAJX—2 y lbs. Lewie* pure White Lead, received, md for *a!e by J LKADBEATER, Stabler* Old Stand, * 10 mo 19 No*. 3 & 7, south Fairfax-st. ; C1IRCULARS for B. Hallowell k Son*' Alex*# (y andria Boarding School, (just issued.) may )e had upon application at R. H. Miller * China >tore, King street. 9 mo 3—eotf Poftt-Oflice Depre*lAtloa».—A S»<1 Affair. For some time past, says the Cincinnati Times, there have been complaints made by the Post-office Department at Washington of the large number of letters, with money in thetn, lost in transmission through Ohio, and which is said to far exceed that of any other State. In consequence ot these com plaints. the Doited States Marshal has been unremitting in his efforts to ferret out and bring to justice the depredators, in which, with*3the assistance of Messrs. W. J. Brown and T. P. Sehalicross, the mail agents, he lias been so far successful, as to arrest with in the past live months, no less thau eleven post-masters, charged with tiiis system of peculation, all of whom have been examined before the Dnited States Commissioner, and several held to bail to stand their trial at the October term of the l nited States C ireuit Court. There is no greater evil than dishon est post-masters, and in many instances the suffering they create is almost incalculable, an instance of which came under our observa tion a lew years since in St. Louis. The head of a family, consisting of a wife and five children, having some business :*> transact in iexas, 1**11 tor that place, and when there, discovering that he might em ploy himself for some tune in a very profita ble manner, he wrote to his wile in St. Lou.s, informing her ol the prospect of his length ened absence, and at the same time sending her a remittance to enable her to detrav her expenses, for they were comparatively poor, and expecting to return in a vhort time, he Imd left her with hut little .money. Time passed, and having finished his job in Hous ton, he went to Austin, where he was profita bly employed for two months longer, when he returned to Houston t<> find a letter, which had been in the post-office there for some time, from his wife, in which she bitterly up braided him for leaving her destitute, and stated that she was about being turned out of her abode in consequence ol not being ahio to pay the rent. Ho immediately went to the post-office to ascertain it his. letter, which contained the money lie had sent (*L*>0 upon one of the New 'Orleans banks) had been forwarded. He was assured that it had, and with a heavy heart he sailed for New Orleans, on his way home from which he had been gone nearly • __.. l ~ TLa MM.iit* fill Ua:lM .11 u «ivm M.\ illwll 141 “ • ■ It'- .7 J toM: Arrived at St. Louis, lie found that his unfortunate wile, " ho had tailed receiving the i letter containing the money, w hich was lost between Texas and that cirv, and who was in consequence reduced to the bitterest shifts, f«»r they were comparatively strangers in St. Louis, turned out of her once happy home, and heart broken in the belief that the husband of her heart and father of her child ren had basely deserted her, had six weeks previously taken her youngestcliild, an infant : of nine months old, and in a fit of despera tion, upon a dark and stormy night, had cast herself and it into the Mississippi, the turbid waters of which soon stilled in death the unquiet thruhhings of her maddened brain. The poor motherless children were, in the mean time, taken care of by public charity. The wretched husband, who, during his ab sence, had beguiled the weary working hours of the day with happy thoughts of a Messed reunion with the loved ones, when he should return successful, and whose vi sions at night waft him off once again with in the blissful circle of all he held dear, might well envy the peaceful slumbering of her who lay in a suicide’s grave—for the body had been found tin* day after she had committed the rash act. washed ashore on Moody Island—hut ho lived for his children though a broken spirited and joyless man. Americans In Kussla. “American genius” says a late letter from Russia, “rules the hour at St. Petersburg. A legion of accepted war inventions are un der careful trial in the way of experiments, besides an infinite number that have been declined as inq raetieable or unsuited to the present exigencies. The experiments aro conducted with the silent thoroughness of Russian tactics, yet it is known that two, if not three, motive powers of Yankee origin are in course of scientific test and compari son. < hie who ought to know, tells me that some hundred thousand dollars are being ex pended in trying their application to coast defences. A gigantic rocket (or rocket and shell combined) has occupied the attention of the engineer* for the last five week*, and after no less than seventeen failures, has come out so successful, that a foundry or j workshop is to he built immediately for con structing these terrible missiles—the like of which, a scientific officer assures me, lias never traversed the air. This is a comhina- i ti< n of a late French with a new \ankee in vention. The most striking of all the plans for next summer’s w ok is purely Yankee, and novel in all its features, though what they exactly are, is locked in the unreveal ing breast of tlie Kmperor and his sworn offi cers. I only know that it is a submarine battery fur coast defence, and that all the j officers here believe it will easily and infalli- i bi y destroy every hostile armament that dares ! to approach their harbors.” Mr. Wise. The Richmond Lxaminer, alluding to his recent letter to tin* Huston Abolitionists, pats him on the shoulder thus wise:— *‘ln their eager pursuit of respectability under difficulties, these IM-tonians have un luckily invited our Virginia Governor elect to harangue them at l remont Temple; but they have caught a Tartar where they expec ted to angle a lecturer. Mr. Wise comes1 down upon them like a steel-trap upon the ninu jeg oi a enicKf-n-intei. mere is nuni ing else you can compare his billet doux to. It i- a complete idf-et to his letter to the New \ ork “1 riion Club,” and sets him square and fair again on the chivalry platform.— Indeed, it i- quite Examiner-like; and we are proud • >( our pupil. We shall never say another word about the S ft-lettcr, and should not lie surprised t*» become the cham pion ol Ins claims lor the Presidency. Head W i-e on the lion, and lb r. negro thieves of Boston. It i> great.” Dr. IChiic and tin- Spirit uallfctM. A c »rrespondent calls our attention to a statement in the New England Spiritualist dated .June do last, according to which Dr. Kane had been seen in the spiritual world in company with Sir .John Franklin, while his m rial remains were seen lying upon the polar ice among the relics of his expedition— his vps-id having been crushed to pieces, and most, if not all, of his men destroyed. I >ur corie>|..»n'h*nt seems to think that the false hood of all the-e particular* affords a new evidence against the credibility of tbe so t-ailed spiritual communications; but v/e do not free that in this respect the revelation in qu<»-ti< n differs much from the mass < t those pretending to come from the world of ghosts and rappers. I here is no other class of liars to bo compared with those who play upon their dupes from behind the veil which hides trans-mundane existence from tho sight of men.— .V. Tribune. Women In Rating Saloons. i he New \ ork Mirror, referring to an ar ticle in an exchange which commended fe males to throw off their “shyness,” and pat ronise public hou-es got up on the “European plan,” -ays: “A leauti'ul woman in a fa-hionable res taurant, with a glass of brandy and water in her hand ‘on the European plan,’ we should regard, in our unsophisticated village of New } ork, as a rather indelicate exhibition. We • have long since lost the schoolboy illusion that women are made of ether, and can live on love; but we stiil confess to something of a repugnance at seeing them in eating sa loons, up to their eyes in beef and beer.’' Orphans mid Destitution at Norfolk. A letter from Mr. S. Cherry, of the Howard Association of Norfolk, to a gentleman in New York, speaking of the little orphan children ot those who have fallen victims to the epidemic says: We have in our temporary asylum about sixty, w ho are parentless, penniless, and, I had almost said, friendless. I will not sav so, however, for they have friends, not only in the membt.isol our association, but through out this whole country. So far as in our power lies, we intend to watch ovur, guard and protect them. And here let me Correct an impression that seems to prevail in some places—that they are under the protection of a certain church. Such is not the case.— They are uuder the protection of the “How ard Association;” and members of ail denom inations. Protestant and Catholic alike, are invited to visit them and unite with us in devising the best means for their welfare. There is another class of orphans (and we can count them by hundreds ) who have been left fatherless, but still enjoy the fund cares ses of their mothers, who in a pecuniary point of view, are as destitute as others. Their only means of support, both for tV ] and clothing, are derived from our associa tion. Nor can I look with certainty to the time when their condition w ill be better. To give you an idea of the destitution uf t ur people, ! w ill state a fact. We are now supplying at least two-thirds(if not more' of the people here, with food entirely, and in many instan ces clothing. Persons who have heretofore been in comfortable circumstances :ire n<>w reduced to want, and but fur our -association, would suffer for the necessaries of life. Geological Ulai'O verle*. The workmen employed in making exca vations for a building in Springfield, Mass., having penetrated to a eon-iderabie depth in a bed of sandstone, discovered a number of fragments ot petrified bones, some of which formed a complete bone eight inches in length, and about an inch in diameter.— Subsequently other fossiliferous rooks were found containing similar bony fragments. The bones that have been exhumed thus far, savs the Springfield Republican, have been examined bv President Hitchcock, of Am herst, Lieut. Benton, and other-, and are regarded as portions ut a skeleton, whether 1 of bird or reptile is not yet known, if of ! the former, the discovery will be of the high est value, as it will tend to convert Kur p*-an i savans who are loth to agree with President Hitchcock, in his conclusions relative t j the formation of the Connecticut valley, because, as they claim, no hones have yet been dis covered to establish his theory based n the “bird-tracks/’ The whole matter, however, is to be investigated soon by Mr. Hitchcock, and Professors Agassiz, of Cambridge, aid Si 1 liman, of New Haven. In addition to the above, other interesting petrifactions hav** been exhumed, among them two ewls each about two feet long, and several leaves per feet even to a minute representation of the tibres and stems. Another Consul In Trouble. The details of the intelligence fr<<m New Grenada, explain the telegraphic despatch previously received from New Orleans, eta ting that the American Consul at Panama (Mr. Thomas W. Ward) had “stru k bitflag," in consequence of certain “insults” from the authorities of New«irenada, in that Previn e The whole story is in a nut shell. An American named Hunter, wa> arrested uni thrown into prison, charged with a breach of trust in some business transactions, prefered against him by one Totten. 1 he accusation was subsequently abandoned, by the com plainant, Hunter making full restitution The Consul applied to the officer havingju* risdietion in the case, but that person declined to act, on the ground that he was ill with the rheumatism. Mr. Ward then wrote to tho Governor, but it suited that functionary to pay no attention to it,—in fact, the t onsal s letter, enclosing this application, being re turned unopened. Thereupon, the Consul enters a Protest,—reads it to an approving meeting if Americans, there,—and then finishes the proceedings, by lowering hinting transmitting a history of the case to Washing* ton, and inviting the Commander of the steam sloop-of war, Massachusetts, to pay a visit to Panama, to afford protection to American citizens, in case of au emergency. •■Our House.*’ Some philanthropists of Boston have for mod themselves into a Society and leased a building which they have called “Our Ilnuse.” It contains three large handsome rooms, which are appropriated for the amusement and mutual instruction of tlie mechanics and laborers. One is fittted up as a music and Conversation room. Here the wives and daughters of the workingmen can assemble, and any mechanic who can pay the fee of one dollar per annum, will here have society and music, even objects of beauty about him It is hoped, eventually, to sprinkle the wall* with pictures, and to pla c there statuary and casts, and works of art. Another room is furnished with a library and newspaper'* and quarterlies, where the laborer can npcn.i his evenings in quiet reading. 1 fie lower saloon is a public coffee and ice-cream sal i». nothing being allowed in tin* whole builbr.£ which can intoxicate. > c w It u 11 <11 iik Material, The Cleveland Herald speaks of a new kind of bricks which have been introducei there for building purposes. They have the appearance of granite, and are made of saoi ana lime, trie blocks being subjected to gre*. pressure while in nearly a dry state. In they are ten hv four and live inches, ar.i hollowed, the indented part being seven 1J one and a half inches. After the bricks formed into shape and pressed, they are sub jected to the action of the sitin' 'pher*». ar.i soon become a* hard as r<»ck, and inseffible to the frost or rain. These bricks co.-t twen ty doliars per thousand, but the »r.vt. r*t rs say they are cheaper than clay brick that cost three dollars, because they fini-h smooth an interior surface that n > \’.-veering is necessary, and, being hollowed, the wa..s do not require to he fired. tCHEMICALS Citric Aci.. Bi Carb I ! / sa; Sulphuric Ether; Hodman ■» AnolVf'. Corrosive Sublimate ; Tannin . Preripi'a ‘ Carb Iron; Pulverised Red Bark 1'ui’•»r z" Calisaya park; Strychnine; Sulphate M Aconitive; C itrate iron; /’ul|ih. Zinc auiust Iron; Prussic Acid, Calomel Acid; B«*n/oic Acid; Chloro'.orm; G ill ’. A Valletfs Mass. Lactuarfrm. White h*a phate Morphia. Citrate Quinine and Iron -y< * A**id, Aquia Ammonia, and f hlori«' received, and for sale by JOHN J.KADBF.A'ITR Stabler s old stand, Nos. U H 7. south fairtax 1U rno l'J IJATKNT .Mi:i*l<'l.NKS.-llain|»t«n» ture, Frey's Vermthige, Insiders i- • Rad way’s Ready Relict, Lyon s Katnairoo Rice’s Worm Destroying Drops, x tract, Hootland’s Ritters, Me Lanes Liver 1*' Ellis’Magnesia, Husband s do, Lococks ^ n*rs, Bull s Sarsaparilla. Ru>hton s Lo*l , **■ Oil, Carter's Spanish Mixture, W istar > Wild Cherry. Rowand’s Tonic Mixture. -** lister's Ointment. Mustang Liniment.(y*4 Cbolagogue. Russia Salve. Copaive * aP* ‘ Merchant s Gargling Oil, leceived, ar.il s"r by HENRY COOK oct 19 \\J\\ HAVE just received a nice lot oi British Lawn Grass Seed Orchard 4i Herds Kentucky Blue “ “ Rav “ 44 for sale D) MEADE Ik EACHES. ooi 19 No. IA F“'"x ,;