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' Ib telegraphic oolunm oontalns yes
terday's; proceedings of the great ioaurreotion
flB'Mr. Lowe, the balloonist, according to
the New York papers, 1 1 Inflating his mammoth
balloon, preparatory to his trans-Atlantio trip.
The McMicken Bequest.
Tbe City of Cincinnati, on tbe 1st of
November, will hare tho oontrol of a trust
bequeathed to them by Mr. McMickin, for
ednoatlonal purpoaei, whioh will roquire Im
mediate attention. Tirenty-one pleoea of prop
erty and twenty-alx tenementa under rent
will require aonie vigilanoe.
The root receivable in Deoeraber amounts to
$1,600, but being inaufQoient to meat present
outlays, the eieoutors proffer to pay tbe
amount out of the peraonal property fundi.
The papera oommunloated by the Trustees,
with the following resolutions, havo been
referred to the Committee on Law:
Rnolvd, That tho surrender this day made
to the City of Oinolnnatl, by tbe executors of
Charles MoMloken, deceased, of the real
estate aituated in tbia city and county, devised
by said testator to the City of Cincinnati in
trust, be and the same is hereby accepted,
said surrender to take effect from and after
tbe first day of November next ensuing.
Rmolvtd, That tho said executors bs and
tbey are hereby requested to pay from the
funds of the said estate in their hands, the
cost of the repairs ($1,000) now in progress on
said property; also, the annuities ($2,200)
falling due November 23, 1859; tbe taxes
(2,500) due December 20, 1859; and to the
Hon. George E. Fugh the sum of $1,000 as
counsel fee in the case of Perin . The City
of Cincinnati al., now pending in the Su
preme Court of the United StateB.
BuoUtd, That the President of this Board
be and is authorised to appoint a standing
committee on the devise of the late Charles
HoMioken to the city.
The suit Pirin of New Orleans is prose
cuting against the city in the Supreme Court
of the United States involves tbe question of
the whole $400,000 as well as the personalty.
The point urged is, that a city can't accept
such a trust. He has been defeated in tho
Court here, and no doubt will be above.
Further Proposed Change in Route of a
Street Railroad.
A Committee of the City of Council, consist
ing of Henry Pearce, J. F. Cunniugham and
Henry Kierstcd, on Wednesday night re
ported to the City Council upon the communi
cation referred to them from tho "Pendleton
and Fifth-street Market-space Railroad Com
pany, asking to have their routo so changed
as not to conflict or come in contact with
other roads," and recommended the adoption
of the following resolutions :
Rttohed That so much of the resolution
heretofore adopted, awarding them a route,
be amended to read as follows: Commencing
at Washington-street on Third-street, thence
west to Martin-street, thence on Martin-street
to Pearl-street, thence west on Pearl-street
to Broadway, thence north on Broadway
to Fifth-street, tbence west on Fifth-street
to Main-street, tbence returning on Main
street to Fourth-street, thence on east Fourth
street to Broadway, thence Bouth on Broad
way to Pearl-street, thence esst on Pearl
street to Front-street, thence on Front-stroet,
next the north curb, to Washington-street,
the place of beginning.
Jiuolvtd, Tbat there is horeby granted to
said company the right and privilege to lay
double track on Pearl-street, from Broadway
to Martin-street on Broadway, from Pearl
street to Fourth-street, and to construct in
Fifth-street Market-spaoe a Spur Switch;
said Spur Switch to be put down according
to a plan to be furnished by tbe City Civil
This proposed ohange will be for determi
nation at the next meeting of the City
Connect the Roads.
A plan la propoted of connecting, by a stroet
rallroad, the depot of the Little Miami Rail
road, in the east part of the city, with the
depot of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad,
in the west part of tb olty. The oonsent has
been obtained of a large portion of the owneis
of the property adjoining the streets designed
to be passed over. The freight travel Is to be
after night, and the pastengsr travel on the
arrival of through trains during the Inter
mediate hours, the route to be used by a street
railroad oompany, as may be arranged by the
City Council. The memorial is to be printed
for the use of the Council, and the (ubject is
the special order next Wednesday night. The
draymen are pretty well satisfied that their
Interests will not be Injured by the connection,
and no very formidable opposition will be
manifested by them.
Buck, Banks and Faran.
Amxo Domini Banks addresses the editor of
the New Tork Timet a note with no date cr
place attached declaring that since late
last spring be, A. D. Barks, baa been "tbe
aole editor of tbe Cincinnati Enqairtr, and
solely responsible for its political eonrse; and
that during his management Mr. Fabah baa
had no more to do with the conduct of the
Enquirtr than Mr. Bogbaban himself." Old
Buck, the appointor, the re-appointer, and
diiappointer, aooording to Banks, has evl
dently made a mistake in the man; he ought
to have let his old friend keep his place. Mr.
Banks says:
"It will not, I presume, be charged that the
removal of Mr. faran was dictated by any
want of attention to bis official duties. By
common oonsent, no more vigilant, energetio
and faithful Postmaster ever discharged the
tanctions or trie office. Always at his post, he
was almost a slave to the responsibilities of
tne situation, ana tbat he made a model ouicer,
even nis enemies will attest."
Bishop Ames.
We have two items about Bishop Auks, of
the Methodist Protestant Churob, who recently
, presided over the Rook River Conferenoe at
Galena, Illinois, where he reoeived rather an
ongraoious treatment. His room in the night'
time was entered by thieves and his eatchol
robbed of $100. lie was caned, in kindness,
by some of the ministers, a few days afteward,
tbe cane being a presentation one, made from
the altar-railing of a favorite church.
The Pope and Louis Napoleon.
These twin giants of tbe Church and State
on the Continent are likely to be In antsgo
nism within a short time. L. N. has assumed
the protectorate of Sardinia, and tbe P. N.
Pio None In a late address to his Cardinals,
annonnees that be has determined to anathe
matise the participators, alders and abettors in
the despoiling of the Legations.
Trial of the Virginia Insurrectionists.
CHARLESTOWN, VA., October 27.
The storm of last evening prevented the
transmission of the latter part of the pro
ceedings of the Court. The Court finally re
fused l atpme the trial, and tbe whole
afternoon was occupied iu obtaining a jury.
Brown occupied a cot, in which he was car
ried into the Court-room. The trial will be
returned this morning, whon couuacl for
Brown is expected from Ohio.
During the seasioa of the Court on Wednes
day afternoon, prisoner Browu laid with bis
eves olosed. Thoucrh evidently not much in
jured, he Is determined to resist tbo pushing of
his trial by all means in bis power, me jury
was then oalled and sworn. The Court ex
cluded those who were present at Harper's
Ferry, and also those who had formed or ex
pressed any opinion tbat would prevent the
oiling of the case impartially. Twonty-four,
mostly farmers from a distanco, some owning
a few slaves, were seleoted as competent jurors.
Out of these the counsel for the rjrisonor struck
eight. Twelve were seleoted by ballot from
the remaining sixteen, as follows: Richard
Timberlako. Joseph Myers. Thomas . Watson,
Jr., William Rightntoue, Aaa Bart, John O.
Motlura, Jacob J. Miller, Thomas Usborne,
George W. Boyer, John C. Wilkshire, George
W. Tapp and William A. Martin. The jury
were not Bworn on tbe case, but tho Judge
charged them not to converse upon the sub-
jeot, nor to permit others to oonverse with
John Copeland, the mulatto prisoner, from
Oberlin, Ohio, has made a full confession to
the United States Marshals, Mr. Martin, of
Virginia, and Mr. Johnson, of tbe JNortbern
District of Ohio. He has given tbe names of
parties at Oberlin, who induced him to go to
Harper's Ferry, who furnished the money for
bis expenses, ko. Ha alio states a movement
of a similar character was contemplating in
Kentucky about tbe Bame time. Many persons
in Northern Ohio, whoso names have been
heretofore mentioned, are directly implicated.
His oonfesaion is withheld from the public
until tbe trial is over, by order of Governor
Wise. Mr. Johnson was shown to-day a largo
number of letters implicating Gerritt Smith and
a number of prominent men of Oberlin, Cleve
land and other points in Ohio.. Among tbe
letters is one signed Horace Greeley & Co., that
had Inolosed $41; seven lotters from Kansns
and two from Ohio. It was direoted to J. U.
Kail, one of the killed, but as be bad been a
correspondent of the Tribune, this letter had
evidently Inclosed his pay.
Another letter from Captain Brown to one
of bis sons, dated April 16, 1859, details a
visit to Gerritt Smith, Fotersboro, whioh tbo
writer regarded as highly encouraging, and
says that Smith gave bim $100, and tbat he
also reoeived at bis house a note that be con
sidered good for $200 more; also, tbat Smith
had written to bis friends at tbe East that
$2,000 must be raised for Brown, of wblch ho
would ogree to furnish one-firth himself, lnere
is also a notice of a draft from tho cashier of
the New York State Bank, sent him by tbe
direction of Gerritt Smith, dated Albany,
August 29, 1859.
Marshal Johnson also has a list of the of
ficers of the "Provisional Government," and a
list of contributors to the projeot. He left for
Cleveland last evening, taking copies with
The examination made by him settles the
fact that this movement had long been matur
ing; that many more prominent States have
given money and Influence In its behalf, and
when the facta are made publio a sensation
may be expecteu.
Brown was brought into Court this morning.
being able to walk, but he immediately laid
himself down in his cot at full length within
the Bar. He looks considerably bettor, the
swelling having left his eyes. Senator Mason
is among tbe spectators. Messrs. Harding and
Hunter represent the Commonwealth and
Botts and Green the prisoner.
Mr. Botts read the following telegraphic
dispatch, received this morning:
AKRON, Ohio, October 26, 1859.
T. J. Faclknkb and Lawsox Butts,
Charlettown, Va,; John Brown, leader of the
insurrection at Harper's Ferry, and several
of his family have resided in this county for
many years. Insanity is hereditary in that
family. His mother's sister died with it, and
a daughter of that sister has been two years
in the Lunatic Asylum. A son and daughter
of his mother's brother have also been confined
in the Lunatic Asylum, and another eon of
that brother is now insane and underdose
restraint. These faots oan be conclusively
proven by witnosses residing here, who will
attend tbe trial if desirod.
The telegraph operator at tho Akron office,
Win. C. Ailen, adds to the above dispatch
that A. II. Lewis is a resident of that plnoo
and his statements aro entitled to implicit
Mr. Botts said tbat on receiving the above
dispatch he went to the jail with bis associ
ate, Mr. Green, and read it to Brown, and be
was desired by the latter to say that in his
father s family there Has never been any in
sanity at all.' On his mother's side there
have been repeated instances of it.
... i i 1 r i !' . . i r
lie aaas, nis ursi wuo ouuwou symptoms oi
it, which, was also evident in his first end
second sons by that wife. Some portions of
the statement in the dispatch he knows to be
correct, of othor portions ho is ignorant. Ho
does not know whether his mother's sister
died in the Lunatic Asylum, but he does be
lieve a daughter ot that sister baa been two
years in an Asylum, and thinks a son and
daughter of his mother's brother has been
confined in the Asylum, butho was not awarn
of tho fact that another son of that brother is
now insane and in close connnemont.
Brown also desires his counsel to say that he
does not put in any plaa of insanity, and if be
has ever been at all insane he is totally uncon
scious of it; yet he adds that those who are
most insane generally suppose that they have
more reason and sanity than those around
them. For himself, he disdains to put in that
plea, and seeks no immunity of that kind.
Thia movement is made totally without his
approbation or concurrence, and was unknown
to him until the receipt of the above dispatch.
Brown here rained himself in bis bed and
said, "I will add, if the Court will allow me,
that I look upon it as a miserable artifice and
pretext of those who ought to take a different
courie in regard to me, if they took any at
all, and I view it with contempt more than
otherwise. As I said to Mr. Green, insane
persons, B far as my experience goes, have
but very little ability to judge ot their own
sanity, and if I am insane of coarse I should
think I know more than all the rest of the
world, but I do not think so; I am perfeotly
unoonsoious of insanity, and I rejeet, so far
as I am capable, any attempt to interfere in
my behalf on that score."
Mr. Hotts stated that he was farther in
structed by Brown, that as he regrets this plea
entirely and seeks no delay for that reason, he
would repeat to the Court his request in ado
yesterday, that time be given for the arrival of
foreign eounsol, wblch he has now reason to
expect. Yesterday afternoon a dispatch was
received from Cleveland, Ohio, signed Daniel
Tilden, dated tbe 20th inst., asking of Brown
whether it would be of any use for oounssl to
leave last night. To this dispatoh an answor
was returned tbat the jury would be sworn this
morning, and Brown desired the counsel to
come at once. The telegraph operator stated
that this dispatoh was sent off at once, in ad
vance of tbe dispatches sent by the reporters,
and he had learned this morning tbat it was
sent before the storm that last night inter
rupted communication, so that the oounsel
ought to reaoh here by twelve or one o'clock
The course taken by Brown this morning
makes it evident that he sought no postpone
ment for the purpose of delay, ss he rejects the
plea of insanity. Still, in bis opinion, he can
have a fairer trial if the defense were con
ducted by his own counsel than if he were de
fended by counsel at present here. Mr. Hun
ter observed that the prisoner's counsel having
renewed the motion of yesterday for dolay for
a specific period, indicated and based upon in
formation received in the form of a telegraph
dispatch, tbe question now was whether there
was sufficient grounds in this additional Infor
mation to change the deoisloa announced by
the Court yesterday, on the same motion. If
the Court did not at once deem this circum
stance wholly insufficient before the decision
was made, the counsel for the Commonwealth
deemed it their duly to call attontion to two
or three matters oonnected with the affair.
Though desirous to avoid forestalling the trial
of this case, in regard to the present prisoner
at the bar, they woro prepared to prove that he
had made open, repeated and oonstant ac
knowledgment of everything charged against
him. He bad gloried in it, and we have but
an exhibition of the same spirit and the same
purpose in what be announoed, that ho would
permit no defense of insanity to be pat In.
The point was fill ly discussed by the counsel
on both sides. Tho Court stated that he must
see it in this case as in any other, that proper
causo for delay was made out before granting
such an application. In the present case he
could not see that this telegram gave any as
surance tbat the additional counsel intonded
to como. The prisoner is now defended by
those who will take care that no improper ev
idence is adduced against him and that all
proper evidence in his behalf shall be pre
sented. Ho could not see that proper cause
for dolay was inado out. The expected coun
sel might arrive before the case was closed
And could then see all the testimony taken ;
thus tho prisoner might have the benefit of
their advice, although tne case now proceeds.
As to the matter of insanity, it was not pre
sented in reliable form ; instead of mere state
ments, we shou'd have affidavits or something
of that character. He thought, therefore,
that tho jury Bhould be sworn and the trial
proceed. Tho jury having been sworn, the
Court direoted that the prisoner might forego
tho form of standing while arraigned if he
dosired. Botts put the inquiry to the prison
er, and he continued to be prostrate in his
cot, while a long indictment, filling seven
pages, was read first for insurrection, seoond
treason, aud third murder.
Mr. Harding addressed the jury and pre
sented the facts of tho case, detailing the
scenes of the armory; killing the bridge
keeper, and subsequent killing of citizens
named in the indictment; seising Lewis
Washington and Alstadt, with their slaves;
forming a new government within the limits
of the Commonwealth; holding citiiens as
prisoners of war, and subsequent capture.
He thon read the law on treason; lovying wnr
against the State; giving comfort to its ene
mies, or establishing any other government
within its limits, the punishment of which
was death; also against advising with a slave
to produce insurrection, punishable with
death; the murder of citizens, a capital of
fenseeither of tbo charges of the indict
ment, if proven, being punishablo with
death. All the charges would be distinctly
proven beyond the possibility of a doubt, lie
would show that the prisoner's whole objeot
was to rob our citizens of tbeir slaves and
carry them off by violence, and was happy
to say, against their wills, all of them hav
ing escaped and rushod back to their mas
ters tho first opportunity. He concluded by
urging tho jury to cast aside all prejudices,
and to give the prisoners a fair and impar
tial trial, and not to allow their hatred of
Abolitionists to influonco them against those
who have raised the black flag on the soil of
this Commonwealth.
Mr. Green, on tbe part of tho prisoners,
gave the law applicable to tho case, reminded
the lury that they are judges of law and faot,
and tbat if they have any doubt as to the law
or fact of the guilt of this prisoner they are
to givo the prisoner the benefit of such a
doubt. In regard to the first of the charges,
treason, or a specific act of treason, it must be
proven that he attempted to establish a separ
ate and distinct government, and it must also
be proven what was proposod on treasonable
acts before you can convict him on those
oharges. If it is Intended to rely on his con
fessions to prove treason, the law distinctly
says: No conviotion oan be made on confes
sions, unless made in open Court; there must
be sufficient evidence to provo the charge, in
dependent of any confessions out of Court,
and it requires two distinct witnesses to prove
each and any act of treason.
Second Conspiracy with slaves to rebel and
make insurrection. The jury must be satisfied
that such oonspiring and suoh conspiracy was
done within the State of Virginia, and within
the jurisdiction of this Court. If done in
Maryland, this Court could not punish the act;
and if done within the limits of the Armory,
at Harper's Ferry, it was not. Attorney-General
Cushing had decided this point, with
regard to the Armory-grounds at Harper's
Ferry, which opinion was read to the jury,
ahowing that persons residing within the limits
of the Armory cannot evon be taxed by Vir
ginia, and tbat crimes committed within the
said limits are punishable by the federal
ooarts. Although the jury may have a doubt
about the law on this subject, they must give
the prisoner the benefit of that doubt; and
npon the last count, that of murder, the crime
having been committed within the limits of
tbe Armory, this Court has no jurisdiction; and
as in the oase of Beokham, it was committed
on the railroad bridge, and therefore within
tbe State of Maryland, which State olaims
jurisdiction up to the Armory grounds.
Although he may be guilty of murder, it must
be proven that it was willful, deliberate and
premeditated murder lo make it a capital
offense. If, otherwise, the killing was murder
in the seoond degree, it was punishable by
If there is any doubt on these points, you
must give that doubt to the prisoners. He
was satisfied tbat the jury will not allow any
outside excitement to affect them, that tboy
will do their duty faithfully and impartially.
Mr. Botts Impressively addressed the jury,
aaying rue oaee umurv vuoiu was an unusual
one, ana in many respeow sucn as nas before
been unsnown. n was a jury inai caning lor
oalm, nnimpassioned deliberation, and not
seizing upon loose statements to induce a oon
viotion. The jury muBt be morally above all
prejudices and influences, and bearing in mind
that the mission of the law is not to wreak ven
geance, and that the majesty of the law la best
maintained when judges, oounsel and jury rise
above those Influences.
The burden of proof is on tbe Common
wealth, and if she fails to substantiate her
charge you are bound to do yonr duty im
partially, and find your verdict on the law and
testimony that the Commonwealth may be able
to present you. He then proceeded to go
over the same grounds taken by Mr. Green on
each of the three points of Indictment: treason,
Insurrection and murder. He said it is no
difference how muoh the jury may be con
vinced in their own minds of the guilt of the
prisoners, it Is essential that they must have
firoof of positive guilt. Mr. Botts, in review
ng the law bearing on tbe oase, evinced a
determination to avail himself of every
advantage that tbe law allows and do his duty
to the prisoner earnestly and faithfully. It is
due to tho prisoner to state that he believed
himself to be actuated by the highest and
noblest feelings that ever coursed through a
human breast. His instructions were to de
stroy neither property nor life; they would
prove by those gentlemen who were prisoners,
that they were treated with respect, and that
they were kept Impositions of safety, and that
no violenoe was offered to them. These faots
must betaken into consideration and have their
due weight with the jury.
Mr. Hunter followed, staling his purpose
to avoid anything by way of argument or
explanation not immediately connected with
the particular issue to be tried, and to march
straight forward to the (ttainment, so far as
may oe in our power, to the ends of justice,
by either convicting or acquitting the pris
onor at the bar, with a single preliminary
remark, explanatory of his position here as
an assistant prosecutor, which had been as
signed to him by the Governor of the Com
monwealth, as well as by his Honor the
Judge. He passed at once to a review of
what was the law in reference to the cue,
and what he expected to be able to prove to
the satisfaction of the iury. First, as to high
treason. This was probably the first case of
high treason or treason against the State that
had ever been tried here by our State Courts,
and he fervently hoped that it would be the
last that would ever occur. Probably in
some degree, not only upon our decision, but
on our prompt decision of this case, will tbat
result depend.
He thou wlit his friends on the other side
wore to'ully mistaken in their views, that
the law as it. now stands on the statute book
in reference to overt acts was either in the
language or substantially that contained in
the constitution of the United States; on the
contrary tbe phraseology had been varied
from the constitution, and if ho conceived, for
a plain and palpable purpose, all the powers
vested in the Federal Government were givsu
with gi-eat jealousy j this was a historical fact
perfectly familiar, and consequently, while
treason against the United States consists
only in levying war against them or adher
ing to their enemies or giving them aid, and
there is a provision that no person, shall be
bo convicted of treason unless on the testi
mony of two witnesses or some overt act or
confession in open Court : yet the State law is
more full and includes within Its definition of
treason alio the establishing without the
authority of the Legislature, within its limits,
separate from the existing government, or
holding or executing under suoh usurped gov
ernment any office professing allegianoe or
naeuty to it, or restricting the execution of the
law under color of its authority; and goes on to
deolare that such treason, if proved by tho
testimony of two witnesses to the same overt
aot, or by confession In court, shall be pun
ished with death. Any one of these acts
constitute treason against this Commonwealth,
and he believed the prlsonor had been guilty
of each and all these aots, which would be
proved in the clearest manner, not by two, but
by a doten witnesses, unloss limited by tbe act
of time.
The prisoner had attempted to break down
the existing governmentof the Commonwealth
and establish on the ruins a new government;
be bad usurped the office of Commander-in-Chief
of this new government, and together
with his whole band proposed allegianoe and
fidelity to it. He represented not only tbe
oivil authorities of the Government, but our
own military; he la doubly, trebly and
quadrupedly guilty of treason. Mr. Hunter
proceeded again to the question of jurisdic
tion over the armory grounds, and examined
the authority cited on the other side by Attor
ney General Cushing. The latter was an able
man, but came from a region of the country
where opinions are very different from ours in
rotation to the powers of the Federal Govern
ment. As affooting State rights, our courts
have decided adversely to Mr. Cushlng's views
for all time past. The jurisdiction of this
Court of Jefferson County ,in regard to oriminal
ofl'onsei committed at Harper's Ferry, has been
uninterrupted and unchallenged, and whether
they were committed on the Government
property or not.
He citod an Instanoe which ocourred twenty
nine years ago, where an atrocious murder was
committed between the very shops in front of
which these men fought their battle, and the
oriminal was tried here, convioted and executed
under our laws. There was a broad distinc
tion between cessation of jurisdiction by Vir
ginia to that of the Federal Government, and
the mere assent of States, that the Fcdoral
Government should become a land Bpoiler with
in its limits. The law of Virginia, by virtue
of which the grounds at Harper's Ferry were
purchased by tho Federal Goverment, oeded no
Jurisdiction. Brown was also guilty on bis
own notorious confession, of advising the con
spiracy. In regard to the oharge of murder,
the proof will be that this man was not only
aotually engaged in murdering our oitisens, but
that he was the chief direotor of the whole
movemonts; no matter whether he was present
on the spot or a mile off, he is equally guilty.
In oonolusion, Mr. Hunter said he hoped the
oase would be oonsldered with falrnoss and im
partiality, without fear, favor or affeation, and
he only asked that the penalty might be visited
on the prisoners which our safety requires, and
whioh the laws of God and man approve.
The Court then took a reoosj.
The Plan of the Insurrectionists.
NEW YORK, October 27.
Herald publishes a series of letters of
Col. Forbes's, the author of the Instruction
books for a guerrilla warfare, found at Brown's
house, to various Republicans, principally to
F. B. Sanborn, Seoretnry of the Massachusetts
Emigrant Aid Pooiety, and Dr. S. G. Howe, of
Boston. One letter addressed to the latter,
dated May, 1858, is prefsoed by tbe following
memorandum: "Please show to Messrs. San
born, Lawrence & Co. Copies will be sent to
Gov. Chaso, who found money, and Gov.
Fletcher, who contributed arms, and to others
interested, as quiokly as possible."
The letter gives the plans of Forbes and
Brown for an InflnrrAnt.lnn. TTnihAi'a nl.. In
vva a '.u ID
as follows: With carefully seleoted oolored
uu wuiie persona to organise, along tbe north
ern slave frontier of Virginia and Maryland
especially, a seriea of stampedes of slaves, eaoh
one of which would oarry off, la one night,
and from tbe same place, some twenty to fifty
slaves, this to be effefltad onoanr twltui a mnnth
and eventually once or twioe a week, along
ouuuguuus pans oi too line, u possioie wllnout
oonfliot, only resorting to force if attaoked.
Slave women aftnuatnmnrl to fold Ink. nM
be nearly as useful as men, everything being
iu roBuiutJuo m past va lae lugmves. A hey
oould be sent with suoh speed to Canada that
nursuit would hA rtenftlnfia. Tn OantAm r.Ann.
ationa were to be made for their Instruction
and employment. Any disaster which might
befal a stampede would at the utmost
compromise those only who might be engaged
in that single one; therefore, we were not bound
in good faith to tho abolitionists. As we did
not projudloe that intoreBt to consult more than
those engaged in the very projeot against tho
chance of loss by occasional accidents, should
be weighed the advantages of a series of suo
eeseful runs.
Slave property would thus become untenable
near the frontier. That frontier would be
pushed mors and more southward, and it
might reasonably be expected that the exoite
inont and irritation would impel the - pro
elaveryites to commit some stupid blunders.
The Missouri frontier being so far from the
habitable part of Canada, and tbe politioal
parties anti and pro-slavery being in tbat Stato
so nearly balanced, suggested a peculiar aotion
in thatqunrter, whioh would depend in a great
measure on affairs in Kansas.
Brown had a different scheme. He proposed,
with some twenty-fire or fifty oolored and
white men, well armed and bringing with
them a quantity of spare arms, to beat up a
slave-quarter in Virginia, To this was
objeoted that no preparatory notioe having
been given to the ulavos, no notioe could with
prudenoe be given them. Tbe invitation to
rise might, unloss tbey were already in a state
of agitation, meet with no response, or a
feeble one. To this be replied that be was
sure of a response. He calculated that he
could get on the first night from two to five
hundred. Half or thereabouts of tbe first lot
he proposed to keep with him, mounting one
hundred or so of them, and make a dash at the
Harper's Ferry manufactory, destroying what
be oould not carry off. The other men, not of
this party, were to be sub -divided into three,
four, or five distinct parties, eaoh under two or
three of the original band, and would beat up
slave-quarters, whenoe more men would be
sent to Join him.
Tbe burden of Forbes's lotters are gravlom
complaints for not rooelving the aid promised
for his servioea, which waa to bo aent to Parla
for the aupport of Forbes's family.
In one letter he says : On the first of Mav.
1858, 1 had an Interview with Senator Wm. U.
6eward, of New York. I went fully into tbe
whole matter, ia all its bearings. He expressed
regret that he had been told, and said that be,
In his position, ought not to have been in
formed of the olrcumstanoes. In part I agree
with him, and in part I differ. I regret that
the misconduct of the New En glanders should
have foroed me to address myself to him, but
being now enlightened on the subject, be oan
not well let tbia bnsiness oontinue in its pres
ent crooked condition.
A cotton speculation waa dovised by Brown,
bnt objeoted to by Forbes, Brown told him
that Amos Lawrence, of Boston, bad promised
bim $7,000 when hostilities had actually torn
menosd, All these letteri wars written In 1568.
Captain Cook Taken to Virginia.
CHAMBERSBURG, PA., October 27.
Captain Cook was taken to Virginia to-day,
on the requisition of Governor Wise, by ofSoers
from Virginia, accompanied by the parties
that arrested him. Three Sharp's rifles and a
small lot of ammunition were found in tbe
woods near this place, this morning, by some
boys who were hunting rabbits. One of the
rifles has "C. P. Tidd's" name on the mount
ing, the others are both marked "C. B." They
were no doubt placed under the bushes last
nlgbt by the men left by Captain Cook on the
mountain. The Washington pistol has not yet
been recovered, and nothing has been seen of
the men.
From Washington.
WASHINGTON, October 27.
- has awarded the
contract for building the light-house at Cape
Ann to Edwin Adams, of Boston, at nearly
$33,000, the nietalio work to Adams it Rob
erts, at $0,850, and the lanteyis to the same
parties at $3,500. There were thirty-two
bids for the Light-house contraot.
Senator Gwin has arrived here. '
From Boston.
BOSTON, October 27, 1859.
The Schooner Ihciftt, of Southport, Maine,
lying at anohor at Magrse Island, in the Bay
of St. Lawrence, got adrift in a gale and ran
foul, of an unknown sohooner. Both vessels
were sunk and all on board perished. Thir
teen bodies have floated asboro.
Western News.
The overland express from Donrer City on
the 20th, with $6,000 In gold dust, arrived this
evening. Tbe eleotion of Williams, delegate to
Congress, is eonfirmed. The people were to
voto on the 21th for or against a provisional
government. Mining operations were drawing
to a close.
TORONTO, October 27.
International Bank of Toronto sus
pended yesterday. The Colonial Bank, an
institution of a similar charaotor, Is undergo
ing a great ran to-day. The doors are beBolged
by thousands of excited depositors.
River News.
PITTSUURG, October 27—M.
River twenty-eight lnohes at Glasshouse,
and stationary. Weather oloudy and oool.
LOUISVILLE, October 27—P. M.
River stationery. Two feet eleven inches in
the canal.
FRANKLIN-On Wednesday, October aUh.1869,
Benjamin Krankllu, Inte engineer of Marlon steam
Engine Company, Nu. 8, in the 30th year or bis axn.
Tho funeral will take place from the corner of Betts
anil C'utter-ntreeU), to-day (Friday), at 1 o'clock, P.
at. His friends and acquaintances ore invited to
attend. Charge Times.)
Dixon's Sugar-coated Fills.
Purely Vegetable and Pleasant to Use,
KerAdmlttcd to be the Best family Pill In use.
Prepared onlj liy
GEO. fit. DIXON, Druggist,
au29-cm Corner of Fifth and Main-streets.
The dillrerR mid mnmbnra nf PII TI,A UK I-
iMllA KKUAMfJlKNT, Ho. U.wlll meet at their
Hall, onruer of Western-row kuU Kiglah-s!rt
THIS (Friday) AFTKHNOON, Oct. 2d, at 1 o'clock,
to attend the funeral of fnt. Ieiij. Franklin. All
membere of other Encampments in good standlug
ure rrquested to attend. Hy order of the O, P.
ocas' JAMBS 11. M UltKAY, Scrlbo.
HnUIITATION nrm heroliv tilled In nttmid a tin. at.
iiiK at their Hall THIS (Jridar) AFTEItNOON. nt 1
o'clock, for the piirpnne of attending the funeral of
Mr. llenjnmln Franklin, late engineer of Mnrion
Stenm Euglue Co., No. 8. By order of the Premdent,
oc2K GKO. E. WARNER, Secretary.
fUharge Timen.J
I. O. (. V. PUNISH A I. NO-
TICK. The olllcera anil mnmhom of
AMERICAN LODGK, No. 170, I. ll.O. F., will luflwt
at their II. ill, toi in r nf Kiglith a nil Western-row,
THIS (Kriini) AH l'KltNO"N, ot I o'cltvk, t stt
tend the fnmirtil of our Utu hrothcr. Heujutiiin
Franklin, lluiulii'i's la uued standing nl ullisr
LniUcH itro reiim-med to Hltcod.
lly older of tho N.I!.
ocM JOHN K. 11EE3. Per. Secretary.
I'hurgo Time:.
Tl fcT L T7T A M . IJ....l ...J Tl I r. i
ner ure a poeuivu mire lur I'y'.nopniii m proven by
unmeroiis tetilluioiiiulH in llui lluetora p xsoudou,
which can ho examined at III J ollivo, So. S Ent
yjurtli-4Uwl. hy any one ut any time. ocl-atu
mull uly free from all iinpluuKant odur, and m it pus
stHHe remarkable healing properties, it is tho almost
uuivorSMl favorite with these persons who are
troubled with chapped hand.-).
AMANDINE, We challenge a comparison ot
our article witu anv urotigui cu iuis market. We
always hire a fresh article on haud.
tfcc Constantly preparing these articles and aau
furnish a fresh supply at any time.
Manufacturer and Importer of Perfumery, No. sii
Wont Fourth-street. oo!9
ivi"VF. TOir.KT snipnn
wmiur appiuBviinai niwio iiiu iiiLuiy 11 IB catmeu ny
tile soup you use. Then tty some other kind. You
may poenlbly And an article that will keop your skin
smooth during the coldest weather We select onr
iiock with especial reference to this quality, and it
is now larger ani more complete than usual,
Manufacturer and Importer of Perfumery,
oc20 Mo. 36 WestFonrth-etreet.
N ATI, 8. W. corner of Third E?T3rWZL&j!i
and Race-streets, ,i7nfTiWY
10, lfUO.-This road Is now open. Care will start,
at Intervals of ten minutes, from 4:30 A. M. un
til midnight, running eastward on Third-street
from Wood to Lawreuce.street, and westward on
Fpnrth-stroet to Smith, and on Fifth-etrwit to
Wood. Oitisens will pleaso hear In mind that the
oars will Invariably cross intersecting streots before
luppiuK iur pusBHUKera.
JAMK8 J. ROBBIM8, President.
I'flUP D V J. l I.J J
iiicMitptiytjlcfaiis, ami by the most careful riruffiriath
tlirrltllf limit tllia ItllltaI Utaua ,k,V,. . a- .
blood-puriflerever known, and to have relieved more
uu v,c., ulu, pvriiiiiumi) cures, 11111
any preparation known to the profession. Scrofula,
Salt ltheuin, Erysipelas, Scald-head, scaly eruption
of whatsoever nature, aro cured hy a few bottles, and
...Djoiniu Ln,iDi ,v Hill .iron(lIl HUQ VlgOf. Jf Ull
and explicit dlrecilons for theciireof ulcerated gore
...... v.-v. ,i,.iaiiu l null IIK Ull'ttni, IHHlTeillll
tbe pamphlet with each bottle. For sale hy JOHN 1)
Patent Improved "Novelty"
Prices of
$6, $7, $8.
91U, $16, t?30.
COME one of the nermanent and Tahmhln M-
hlnH of the day. The recent PUE1UIUJII8 an.)
uii'luman awarnea i at several or tke lak
( AlllSBUW in
And the large demand In OHIO, Is a sure evldanr
ef the appreelatlon of the meritJ of the " Novel ty.
The Increasing demand has Induced ns to enlari
onr manufacturing department, which will now eue
ble its to All all orders promptly.
Sales-room and Oeneral Dipot, 40 Sixth-street.
ocMaw K. K. HUOQINt. Oenoral Agent,
Boots and Shoes Just Beceived
No. S3 Wert Fourth-Street,
uT1fv.uM".rlullf?,ViJ',r reno"d J'hlladelphla
BOOTS and SHOES, for meu'swear. Call and see
them. ucn
Will save half the usual amount of labor, and Is so.
curate and readily comprehended.
All literestedln the Bclenooef Accounts are In.
Tiled to tall and examine this ew method and Judge
fur themselves.
The Xrealng Session will commence
(W Say Classes meet as usual.
E. S. BACON, Principal.
J. II. DOTY, Flrat Asulntnnt. eo28
TO engage In eiroalating by subscription,
some new highly ornamental and entertaining
Books. Maps. Charts, Ao. Men now operating clear
from to JIMiper month. Call and examine the
etock and get a descriptive circular, look at teetinio
nlais of agents now opperating, Ae.
Consultation free. Call soon.
ilAUK B. IUKNTTZ, Publisher,
0098am IS W. 4th Btreet, (up stairs.)
Sewing Machines!
Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cloaks! Cloaks!
UNEQUaLBD in style,
10 Hollar.,
12 Hollars.
15 Dollars,
18 Dollars,
20 Dollars,
22 Dollars,
25 Dollars,
30 Dollars,
35 Dollar,!
At All the) Above) Frloes. t;
At All tba Abore Prices.
At All the Above Prloes,
Pioneer Oloak Baaaac
Opposite the Postofflcc.
ING and Designing Clasaea will commence on
TUESDAY EVENING), UoTeuiber 1, conaistiug of
the following Departments:
ABTISTtU. including Oil Painting, Postel and
Crayon Drawing; A1KJUITKCTU1IAI. and JIN
OHANIOAL. The Bcli col will be under the charseof!Ur.,Iohn B.
Helen. Mr. Qeoroe PrbtirD. Mr. W. M'. (Jarrsntnr.
and Mr,. F. U, II i Ilea.
Allappllcatlonaforaeatsfwhlch are limited) roust
be made by HON DAT. Octobers!, at the oitice of the
institute, wiuiro tne uircniars and Itului uo lw ob
tained, nud further intormaliou given.
Htf nrila.' nf lliA I!,,,iint It. ah
IWe issue light Bills ou
SP00NKR, ATTWOOD k CO., London;
In sums of 1 and upwards.
BW Ixekange on France and Germany.
ooMtdecl No. 17 West Thlrd.iitreU
Terr superior Havana Cigars, for Bale bv
MciiONALD ft CO..
Nos M and 24U West Fourth-street.
, . rOUlUMlY, B. AILISON, SaBorlnUudent.-.
I'rlntiug tUisrlni.ural I indi. nf Vlneetreet
Willi & WILSON'S

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