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SIR JOHN FfeANKLlN.
Tlie annexed letter from Surgeon Kane to
Mr. Henry Grinnell will be interesting as giv
ing the opinion of a competent observer in re
gard to the question of Sir John Franklin's po
Renssellaer, near Philadelphia, )
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1851. $
My dear Sir: You ask me whether 1 have
changed the views I expressed to you when we
parted in May of last year as to the fate and ac
tual position of Sir John Franklin's party, and
you remind me that I then thought the north
ward passage, by Wellington Channel as the
one which they had most probably taken.
I have seen nothing since to change this opin
ion, but many things to confirm it. You know
that Sir John's instructions gave him the alter
native of this course, after making a decided ef
fort to proceed to the southward and westward
from the neighborhood of Cape Walker, and I
need not renew to you the arguments that have
demonstrated his purpose to avail himself of his
Now our own observation, as well as all the
information which we have derived from other
sources, makes it seem an almost unvarying fact
that the ice holds much longer in those parts of
the Sound, which are to the West and South
of Wellington Channel than in the Channel it
self. I should think it quite safe to say that,
under ordinary circumstances, the navigation,
though obstructed and difficult, would be prac
ticable some weeks earlier by the northern than
the western route. It seemed to me, too, very
nearly demonstrable from ascertained facts that
the earlier letds occur on the eastern side of
Wellington Channel. The currents from the
pole toward the equator are modified of course,
by the rotary movement of the earth, and our
own experience during our long drift down the
western shore of Baffin's Bay confirmed the rep
resentations of all the whalers we met, that in
the first months of the season the greater mass
es of polar ice track their way along the west
ern coasts, leaving the eastern comparatively
The position of Franklin's party in the winter
of 1845-6 has now been definitively ascertained.
Jt was in the Cove between Cape Riley and the
so-called Beechey Island, which is in fact, a pe
ninsula forming the South-eastern Cape of W el
iington Channel. His encampment occupied
the narrow strip of low land between Lancaster
sound and this Channel, and commanded a full
view of the ice-clad waters of both. The traces
of his parties continued northwardly. We even
discovered the unmistakable mark's of sledges
extending to the North. Theso were, in one
place, well defined on the shingle limestone, and
farther on, in the hardened snow of former
years. There ean be no doubt, then, either that
Sir John did in fact proceed north, from his first
wintering ground, or that at least, he made ob
servations in that direction to a considerable,
and we do not know how great a distance.
So much for deduction from the immediate re
sults of your expedition, jointly with the British
exploring parties : I say jointly, for you are
aware that all moved together, and that the dis
coveries at and near Cape Riley were made at
the same lime by gentlemen of both nations.
Whether Sir John Franklin had penetrated to
the southward and westward, before making
harbor at this point is a question of minor im
portance. We know that he wintered near the
great channel, and from what all the world
knows of tho character of Sir John it is not in
tho slightest degree probable that he would rest
at Beechey after tho ice had opened along the
eastern shores of Wellington Inlet, in the mere
hope of being able to penetrate to the south and
west at some later period. If the ice did be
come detached he would avail himself of the
earliest leads even if he was resolved to return
on his track when the season should bo more
advanced, in order then to push his way toward
Cape Walker. He certainly did leave his quar
ters early in 1846, and there are some marks
which might support the idea that he did so
somewhat hastily, as if availing himself of an un
expected pathway. If there are no traces of
him in tho direction of Cape Walker, as there
are none of later date than 1845-6 in the neigh
borhood of Beechey, tho inference seems to me
irresistible that he passed northward by Welling
ton Channel, and that he did not return.
He might be able to do so without having en
countered any fatal accident. We were our
selves, as you know, caught nearly opposite
poor Franklin's first sojourn, and borne north
ward in the ice for fifteen days, directly against
the theoretical currents, and with great rapidity.
We saw at this timo high and dome-like ranges
of land tending north-westwardly ahead of us in
the latitude of 76 deg., at least and probably
much farther. The axis of Polar drift must
then be more or less from the north-west,, and
must have its seats of greatest ice accumulation
along the northern coast of what we call Corn
wall's Island. In the region north and west
of this, which for aught we know may be open
always, and which must be open sometimes, as
we know, a continuance of our drift, for a few
days longer would have carried the American
Squadron ; and it is not difficult to imagine that
Sir John, if caught in tho ico of Wellington
Channel, may have been impelled by a like cause
in the same direction ; as certainly if he was not
ho caught he would follow the open water. I
should say that ho is now to be sought for north
and west of Cornwallis's Island.
As to the chance of the destruction of his par
ty by tho casualties of ice, the return of our own
party, after something more than the usual
kharo of them, is the only fact that I can add to
what we knew when we set out. Tho hazards
from cold and privation of food may bo almost
looked upon as subordinate. The snow-hut, the
fire and light from the moss-lamp fed with blub
ber, the seal, the narwhal, tho white whale, and
occasionally abundant stores of migratory birds,
would sustain vigorous life. Tho scurvy, the
worst visitation of explorers deprived of perma
nent quarters, is more rare in the depths of a
Polar Winter than in tho milder weather of a
moist Summer; and our two little vessels en
countered both seasons without losing a man.
My Impressions arc, I think, sufficiently defi
nite as to the manner in which such on expedi
tion should proceed with reference to its great
object, but I will not inflict upon you a longer
letter upon topics which it has not been within
mv official sphere to consider, and on which my
friends, the officers with whom I have associat
ed, aro better qualified to decide than myself.
I am, dear air, verv truly yours,
E. K. Kane,
I. A. Surgeon L S. N.
II. Gki.nnki.l, Esq. N. Y.
ARRIVAL OF THE AMERICA.
. ! Halifax, Oct. 15.
The steamship America from Liverpool, with
dates to the fourth inst., arrived this day at 6 P.
M.--She brings 108 passengers. - - -
The Franklin arrived at Southampton on tho
morning of the 2nd inst.
A large business was doing. Floating car
goes of Indian Corn had advanced. ' Beef and
Pork in better request, but prices were unchang.
ed. No 'transactions reported in American rice.
The state of trade In Manchester was flat and
prices for good yarns lower. '
London money and stock markets are inactive;
and with slight advance in English funds.
News from tho Continent of little importance.
Public mind in England concentrates upon the
approaching close of the Exhibition. The pre
miums were to be awarded on tho 15th inst.
News which continues to arrive from Austra
lia, confirms the previous reports in regard to
the extent and richness of the Gold mines.
Editor Arrested. Great excitement in
Liverpool in consequence of the arrest of Mr.
Whalson, editor of tho Liverpool Journal, by a
County Judge, for a fancied insult. The Judge
ordered his immediate arrest without issuing a
warrant, which however he was subsequently
compelled to do.
Mutiny. The seamen of to the American
ship Columbia had mutinied at Liverpool. They
were fined and imprisoned.
Mr. Lawrence, the American Minister was in
Dublin, where he was receiving great attention
from the City Authorities, and private individ
Kossuth has been expected in London up to
the 15th inst., but intelligence had been receiv
ed that the French authorities had refused to
give him permission to pass through their terri
tory from Marseilles 1 He therefore sailed di
rect for U. S. on the Mississippi. The French
authorities gave as a reason for their refusal that
they acted in accordance with a request of Aus
tria and Russia.
Utica, Oct. 11.
Judge Gridley has sentenced H. B. Conklin to
be hung on the 21st of Nov. Daniel Butterfield
another one of the parties who was indicted, has
put his trial over till next March. There were
six new bills found for arson. Perkins will be
tried for murder on Tuesday. Conklin was
deeply affected when tho sentence was pronoun
ced on him.
E aston, Pa. Oct. 10.
J. A. Dunlap, editor of tho Easton Sentinel,
died this morning at 1 1 o'clock, after a severe
and protracted illness.
Detroit, Oct. 11.
The flags of tho shipping in harbor aro at
half-mast for the death of a sailor who fell from
the masthead of a vessel yesterday, killing him
New York, Oct. 10.
The steamer Baltic sailed at noon to-day,
with 82 passengers and .$280,000 in specie.
Baltimore, Oct. 10.
Considerable excitement exists in Cumber
land, on account of the failure of the Maryland
Mining Co. The workmen had blocked up tho
road to the mines, and refused to let tho load
ed cars pass out. There is a Bank panic here.
Com. Sloat has been appointed President of
the board to select a location for a dockyard on
Ten thousand dollars were found in the dead
letter Office at Washington in the last quarter.
The Charleston Mercury attributes the result
of the Georgia election to federal patronage and
The Charleston News publishas a letter from
Ex-Vice President Dallas, dated at the end of
July, containing a distinct admission of the fail
ure of the Compromise measures, and a propo
silion to settle the slavery question once for all
by an amendment to the Constitution.
Norfolk, Oct. 10.
Letters from on board the U. S. S. VanJalia,
at Valparaiso, say that the whole crew had suf
fered immensely from fever. Sixty men were
down at one time, and even so much reduced as
hardly to be ablo to walk about.
Northampton, Mass. 9.
George M. Harvey, who has heretofore borno
a good character, has been arrested and commit
ted to jail for passing counterfeit money, consid
erable quantities of which were found on his
Zenas Cook, of Hadley formerly sustaining a
high character for integrity, has been detected in
forgeries to the amount of several thousand dol
lars, and has absconded. The Northampton
bank is the principle sufferer.
Monttelier, Oct. 10.
Hon. E. K. Williams was yesterday inaugura
ted as Governor of Neenah. The State officers,
as well as both branches of the Legislature, are
Washington, Oct. 11.
Tho Republic publishes the following letter
from Col. Crittenden to Att'y-Gen. Crittenden,
declaring " in a few minutes some fifty of us may
be shot. I have been with Lopez, and you will
do me the justice to believe my motives were
good. I was deceived by Lopez. He, as well
as the public press, assured me that the Island
was in a state of prosperous revolution. I am
compelled to finish writing. At 1 o'clock I will
die like a man."
Mexico. The President has issued orders to
the military commanders on the frontiers, to
prevent the invasion of Mexico by American
citizens, but the intelligence by later advices
show that few are engaged in it.
Dr. Kinkel has arrived in Washington, and
had an interview with the President.
Boston, Oct. 0.
Mr. W. F.Wade.of Ipswich, has left for Prince
Edward's Island, to look after tho interests of
tho underwriters of fishing and other vessels lost
in the late gale.
The following is an extract from a letter da
ted Souris, Sept. 17th :
On the 1st of Sept. a fleet of 63 American
and 79 British mackerel fishing vessels anchor
ed in the Souris roads. On tho 15th we wero
visited by a fleet of 219 fishermen.
"There are about 400 sail of British and
American vessels fishing for mackerel on the
coast of this island, tho mouth of the Magdalen
the Bay do Chaleur and Cape Breton, North
The great gale, mentioned yesterday, is sup
posed to have occurred on the 21st.
Tho Abolition Convention at Buffalo, on the
18th nominated Gerritt Smith, of N. Y. for the
. Prciidcncy, and Charles Durkce, of Wisconsin,
tor the ice Presidency.
THE GRAND RIVER TIMES.
GllAXD HAVEN, MICIHGANi
WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCT. 22, 1831.
For Lieutenant Goycrnor,
T" The election news from Pennsylvania
and Ohio, comes in right. The democratic can
didate for Governor, Bigler, of Pennsylvania,
and Wood, of Ohio, are both elected by very
decisive majorities. Such news at this time is
cheering to the democracy of other States.
Ohio has heretofore, been rent by factions;
enough have at last wheeled into the democrat
ic ranks, to place Ohio on the right ground in
favor of the Union. Old Pennsylvania has
come back to her first love, and promises to
mako atonement for the past, in upsetting and
undoing the curse that was entailed by her up
on the Union, in placing the present party in
power. With Ohio, Pennsylvania and New
York, in the democratic ranks, all will be right
the Union safe.
tST" On Monday last, complaint was made
before Justice Parks, of one Henry Gardiner,
for an attempt to commit a rape upon Mrs. Cor
nelia O. Davis, a married lady. A warrant was
issued defendant arrested and brought into
court by Sheriff Scott. The complaint was
read to defendant bv the examining magistrate ;
he was then asked to plead to the complaint.
Defendant replied, that he should not plead to
that complaint, and would do nothing about
it ; but he would acknowledge that he was guil
ty of adultery, and that ho had been guilty sev
eral times, during the past year, and that they
might try him for that, if they could. Gardi
ner appeared to think that by making thi3 ack
nowledgement, it would shield him from the
punishment of the greater crime of rape. The
court-entered a plea of not guilty to the com
plaint. The magistrate continued the case, on
motion of defendant, to this day, 5 o'clock P.
M.; at which time he will be brought forward
to hear the evidence against him. In the mean
time the husband has made a complaint for
adultery, based upon the confession of Gardi
" Edward Wilton, or Early Days in Mich
igan." We have just arisen from a re-perusal
of this Historical Tale, which was first publish
ed in numbers, in tho Detroit Tribune, last
year; and we can assure the fair authoress that
not a few copies of this neatly printed book wo'Id
find a ready sale in this remote corner of Mich
igan, if sent to our care. This we say for the
benefit of the talented authoress and the read
ing community, and not for our own. But to
the work itself. The masterly manner in which
Indian character, in all its ruling passions is de
pictcd, is worthy of the pen of a Cooper. The
parental affection of " Nadesha ," the devoted
love of " Sprinrrinrr Fawn" and the restless
spirit of revenge controlling the old chief u Sag
ho," are as true to nature, as any in the best
works of the talented author of the " Spy" and
"Pioneer." Since he has gone to the spirit land,
to meet those noble chieftains, whom his gifted
pen has immortalized, may his mantle fall up
on our fair " Fanny," and the wide field of In
dian romance bo explored for new treasures!, by
this gifted writer.
2&f We are informed that the late storms
have carried into the Ijake, the point or bluff, at
the mouth of the river, taking away acres of
sand where the Range Lights stood. The chan
nel will be designated by a light ranging with
the Light-house, for tho remainder of the sea
son. Chicago, Detroit and Buffalo papers, will
please notice the above.
Plank Road Meeting. "The citizens of
this County are requested to meet at the Court
house in this village on Saturday (to-morrow)
evening, at 7 o'clock, for the purpose of consid
ering the subject of a Plank Road to Kalama
zoo (or some other and better place.) Impor
tant matters will come before the meeting.
Let every man attend." Allegan Record.
We would advise the people of Alle
gan to build a plank road to the " better place,"
as wo fear that very few of them will ever get
there, unless there is some other route than the
" Strait and narrow way" opened for them.
l? We learn that the winter term of the
school in this village, is to commence on Mon
day next, under the charge of Mr. Everett
and Lady, of Grand Rapids.
tST" The October No. of the Indies Keep
sake is received. It is embellished with a fine
Mezzotinto engraving of " Martha," the sister
of Mary and Lazarus. Its contents are, as usu
al of an instructive and interesting character.
Wc shall hereafter claim Ohio as a sound
democratic State. She voted for Cass and
Butler in 1848, and has now twice elected that
staunch and true democrat, Judge Wood, to the
Gubernatorial Chair. Sho has shown her good
will in just the way wo like. M Faith without
works is dead." iter works are following her.
We welcome her most cordially into tho old
democratic fold! Det. Free Press.
Col. Langdon, editor of tho Mobile Adicr
riscr, has been appointed Consul at Havana, in
lieu of Owen.
The Savannah Republican says there was con
siderable frost in the up country, on the night
of the 28th. Not sufficient, however, to injure
tho cotton crops. The crops in tho middle por-
I tion of the State are represented as being quite
The Grand IUvcr Valley Flank Iload.
Mr. Editor: 1 have been somewhat
surprised to see by the Grand Rapids and Ionia
papers, that the good people of those places
are giving their influence and capital, to help
build Central Railroad plugs, instead of com
bining their forces, and expending what dimes
they have to spare, in the construction of the
Valley road. Is the city of Grand Rapids pre
pared to see Kalamazoo their only gate of com
munication with the Eastern markets? If so,
her merchants must make up their faces to see
Kalamazoo buy the wool of Grand River coun
try, and tho largest share of the wheat from the
country between them and the river road.
This plank road, if completed, is intended to cut
off all prospect of the construction of an inde-
pendent line across the State. . Else, why do
the Central Railroad Company take such an in
terest in mis project f Kalamazoo lias com
plained heretofore most bitterly of this soulless
corporation, as it has been called; but now, it
seems, a treaty has been concluded between the
high contracting powers, and linked by bonds
of loving fellowship ; they propose a great work
for the benefit of the Michigan Central Rail
road Company. For our part, we have no wish
at present, to see the Grand River Valley or
any portion of it, clasped in the iron embrace of
this company. If we can succeed in getting
the valley line through, they are welcome to
the field as competitors ; but we hope no Grand
River man will aid them to establish themselves
in a monopoly of the most profitable carrying
trade of the Valley. It is evident enough from
an inspection of the map of Michigan, that if
by any means the carrying trade of Grand Rap
ids can be directed into a new channel, and the
principal inducement to construct the Valley
Road is removed a new interest is created, and
a division made which will prevent the construc
tion of the Valley Road for many years.
Let our friends of Grand Rapids and Ionia
look at this matter in its true light, and if they
wish to invest money in plank roads, push East
or West on tho Valley line. A road can be
built from Grand Rapids to Lansing, as easily
as two roads to the Central Railroad; one from
Ionia and one from Grand Rapids.
The good people of Grand Haven arc some
what amused at some of tho magnificent spec
ulations with regard to a grand diversion of the
lumber trade of Grand River to Kalamazoo.
Contrast the capacity of our present market,
Chicago and the entire Illinois Valley, with Kal
amazoo 1 How many cargoes per week would
the Kalamazoo market eonsumo? It would al
so excite some surprise among our forwarding
merchants, to see the entire importing business
of Grand River, directed to another channel.
We wonder if some people have any idea of the
business done at the mouth of Grand River?
A looker on, in Denmark.
Death of Judge Goodrich. We are pained
to announce the decease of the Hon. John S.
Goodrich, of Lapeer, one of the Justices elect
of the Supreme Court of this State, at his
lodgings, at the Michigan Exchange in this city,
on Wednesday evening last. His illness altho
severe had been of comparatively short dura
tion, and his case was not, until a few days since
This lamented gentleman was elected by the
people of the third circuit, a Judge of our Su
preme Court, under the new constitution, in
May last, and if he had survived, would have
entered upon the duties of his high station in
January next. Although comparatively a young
man, he was noted tor his habits of close and
unwearied industry and application, and the
clearsighted apprenension with which hegrnp
pica me most intricate lejrai questions, ms
standing at the bar in the Northern Cir
cuit, was a highly respectable one, and his
integrity of character, and courteous and gen
tlemanly bearing, had won for him the general
respect of the community.
At an age when his faculties were in full de
veloptnent, and from a position which was just
opening before him a career of high and honor
able usefulness, he has suddenly fallen before
the shafts of the " Insatiate Archer," whose
summons comes alike to all. Det. Free Press.
At the last meeting of the I. O. O. F., Grand
Lodge of the U. S., prior to that which has jus!
adjourned in Balliomre, a select committee wn
appointed, of which M. Colfax, of Indiana was
president, to prepare an appropriate honorary
degree to be conferred on wives of scarlet de
gree members of the Order in good standing.
Such a degree was reported by Mr. Colfax last
week, and it is understood to have caused con
siderable debate. Tho representatives of the
Grand Lodge and Grand Encampment of North
em New York were unanimously for it. Those
from Southern New York were against it. A
majority of those from the Northwest were for
it. It was, however on Saturday, finally adopt
ed by a vote of 47 to 37. We understand that
those receiving it will be known as "The daugh
tors of Rebecca." The badge proposed will be
green and scarlet.
Pennsylvania and Ohio. It is safe to as
sert that tho result in theso two States gives to
the democracy in 1852, about 70 eloctoral votes.
It is a good start. Let the democracy of Mich
igan "roll on the ball." It should stimulate
them to renewed and increasing exertions.
There can be no reasonable doubt that Ohio
and Pennsylvania will vote for the democratic
national nominees, in 1852. The battle in both
States has been a contested one, and principle
has triumphed over faction. It is an old saying
that "as goes the Keystone State, so goes the
If Pennsylvania and Ohio cast their electoral
votes for the democratic nominees next year,
we will answer for the general result. Then
democrats of Michigan, push on the democratic
column. Roll up your sleeves and go to work
in the good old fashioned way, and you will
achieve a victory next month, unparalleled in
tho annals of our State. Det. I ree Press.
Gen. Houston authorizes the Union to de
clare that the affair of Donaldson is ficthions.
Fast Sailing. The clipper ship Flying Cloud
Capt Creesey, has made the quickest trip on
record to San Francisco. She left this port on
the 2d of June, at G P. M.t and arrived at San
Francisco on the 31st of Aug., thus making the
passage in the unprecedented short period of
eighty-nine days. She made Cape Horn in 50
days, and the line (Pacific) in 71 days: Her run
from Cape Horn to San Francisco was made in
39 days. Her best run in 24 hours was 374
miles, the greatest run ever made by a sea-going
vessel, averaging 15J miles per hour. Whilo
making this run, she was carrying top-gallant
sails with the wind one point forward of the
She run in threo days 992 miles. On one oc
casion, during a squall, 17 knots of line wero
found insufficient to measure her speed ; 40'
miles was her shortest run in 24 hours. When
10 days out, she sprung her mainmast head,ren
dering the mast very tender the rest of the voy
age. The Flying Cloud was built by Mr. Donald
McKay, ot Last-Boston, and owned by Messrs..
Grinnell, Minturn &. Co., of this city.
N. 1. Tribune.
New York, Oct. 15.
The steamer Atlantic arrived at 6 o'clock this -morning,
bringing 40 passengers,
The Roman Catholic Defence Association had
just commenced its action, by issuing un Ordi--
nance to the Catholics of the Kingdom, declar
ing hostility to the Ecclesiastical Titles Bill,,
and the ecclesiastical policy of the government
generally, and calling upon the whole Catholic
population to unite in a measure against both..
The address is signed by Dr. Culled, Catho
lic prelate of Jreland, and Mr. Keogh, Secretary
of tho Defence Association, acting in behalf of
38 prelate, 22 peers, 20 baronets, 23 members
of Parliament, 150 justices of the peace, ai d:
70,000 clergymen and laymen of the United
The Potatoc Crop in Ireland promises less un
favorably than had been feared.
On Sunday, Sept. 28th, the Submarine Tele
graph was brought into successful operation be
tween the French and English coasts, after sev-'
eral narrow escapes from failure, and a great
deal of difficulty and labor.
The closing of the Exhibition remains fixed
for the 11 th inst., and the Commissioners, on
tho 26th ult., notified Fox & Henderson of their
intention to have the building removed.
Painters Celebration. At a meeting of
the Printers of the City of Detroit, held at the
Counting Room of the Free Press, on Saturday
evening, Oct. 11, 1851, in pursuance of a call
numerously signed, to take into consideration
the propriety of celebrating the birth-diy of
Benjamin Franklin, tho world's honored Printer,.
Richard Starkey was called to the Chair, and
Daniel M linger was appointed Secretary.
On motion it was
Resolved, That the Printers of Detroit will
hold a celebration on the 17th day of January,
1852, in this City, in commemoration of tho
event of the birth-day of Benjamin Franklin, the
Patriot and Printer.
On motion it was
Resolved, That the Chair appoint a commit
tee of five to correspond with the Printers of
the North West, extending to them an invitation
to be present on the occasion, and solicit such
suggestions from them, as to the mode and
manner of getting up and conducting such cel
ebration, as they may think proper.
Tho Chair appointed as said committee John
II. Harmon, Rufus Hosmer, Jacob Barns, F. B.
Way and Casper Butz.
On motion, it was
Resolved, That tho Committee have power
to call other meetings for completion of arrange
ments for the celebration.
On motion, a request was extended to tho
Hon. John N. Ingersoll to deliver an address to
the assemblage on the event of the celebration-
On motion, it was
Resolved, That the conductors of Daily and
Weekly papers in the City of Detroit, and the
entire North Western country, be requested tt
publish these proceedings; when the meeting
adjourned. Richard Starkey, Ch'n.
Daniel Munger, See'y.
Hungarians. Some forty of the Hungarians
recently arrived in this city, have taken a job on
the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad, about 4
miles from town.
It was not deemed prudent for the whole
company to proceed to New Bnda, this fall, and.
as some of them were not provided with Miiita
ble clothing for the approaching winter, some
plan like that they have adopted, seemed neces
sary. 'Phis willingness thus promptly to help them
selves, speaks much in their favor, and a week's
work will win for them more, nnd better friends,
than mouths of "lionizing."
Chicago Journal, 14th inst.
Loss of the Monticello. Wo regret to
learn that the fears relative to this propeller
have been realized.
From passengers we learn 'that it was discov
ered that the Monticello had sprung a leak,when
midway between Ontonagon and Eagle Harbor,
on Lake Superior.
It was not at first believed to bo serious, but
as tho water was gaining on the pumps, she was.
run into shore above the latter harbor.
The passengers and crew were all saved, but
the boat is a wreck the engine only can be sa
ved. Tho freight was copper, much of which
was thrown overboard, we learn.
The Monticello is owned by Col. McKnight.
We have not heard the amount of insurance,,
but we are told it will nearly cover the loss.
Franklin's Birth-Day. The Printers of
Detroit are about to take measures for the pro
per and spirited celebration of the Birth-day cf
the illustrious sage, who M brought lightning
from the skies," and added additional lustre to
the fame of his country as a Printer, a states
man and patriot. Free Press.
Trial of Safes. One of Davidson's Safes
underwent a w fiery trial" of three hours yester
day. The furnace was up to a white heat. One
of Herring's wan in the same fire. Davidson a
was nnseathed the paper inside as cold as if it
had been surrounded by an ice berg instead of
a fiery furnace. Tho papers in Herrings were
also unscathed, but warm.
Albany Journal, 9th inst.
The Gardiner (Me.) Transcript says the crop
of winter wheat in that Slate, this season, will
yield over one million bushels far exceeding
the wheat crop cf any prccceding year.