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THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY.
J AS. rTmORHIS, PROPRIETOR. 4 tVOODSFIELD, OIHO, JAN. 19, I8S3. 03" The editor is still absent, but will fee at hit post next week. , In looking over our exohanges. we do Hot see any thing in the proceedings of the Ohio legislature or of Congress, that would be interetinr to our readers. we will therefore omit publishing any of lh nrmeilinr4. in lo-dav's nailer. ".fjr Tlie Auditor requests us to say that juslioe of the Peace ure required by law, tii report to his olHue before the 1st of February next, the amount of fines as sessed or collected in criminal cases, dur ing the past. year. ' 03" The Democratic State Convention made the following nominations at their late meeting on the 8th instant: For Governor Medill. ' ? For Lieut. Governor Buss. ,, For Secretary of State Teevit. . .For Treasurer Breslin. t - For Supremo Judge Bartley. For Attorney General McCook. For Board of Publio VVorks Griswold. Arrival of the First Through Train. According to promise, the first train of oars through from Baltimore, arrived here on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, on Sat urday evening, the first inst. The train started about five o'clock, and reached here the next evening at about eight o'clock. The trip was accomplished without any accident, and with etitire success in every respect, though several hours delay was occasioned by a side of earth at Glover's Tunnel. On Sunday evening, the second trip was accomplished, the train arriving at a quarter before six 0 clock. Notwithstanding many causes combin ed to produce the belief among many that it would be impossible to have the road open on the first, the Company have thus redeemed their pledge, and have justly won high commendations for their energy ' and perseverance. Wheeling Intelligencer. RAILROAD ACCIDENT. NARROW ESCAPE OF PRESIDENT , PIERCE-INJURY TO HIS LADY, AND DEATH OF HIS SON. Baltimore, Jan. 6, 1853. A terrible accident occurred to-day on the Boston and Maine Railroad. Frank lin Pierce, President elect, wife and son were aboard. Young Pierce was killed, Mrs. Pierce badly hurt, and Mr. Pierce only slightly injured. Lateu. Mrs. Pierce is seriously injur ed, and narrowly esoaped death, the son waa killed instantly, and the President elect severely stunned. Twelve persons were more or less injured by the same ac cident. The accident was caused by the axle of a oar breaking. The cars were thrown down an embankment SO feet, turning a complete somerset, and alighting on a pile ot rocks, ana were smashed to atoms. Gen. Pierce was the first to ex trieatd himself, his son was instantly crush ed to death, and Mrs. Pierce severely, though not fatally injured. Gen. Pierce . is sound in limb, though he complains of pain in the oacK. A SPICY SPEECH. At a Democratic supper in Washington city, on the 30th ultimo, Dr. Olds, of Ohio, , waa called, upon to respond to the follow 'ing sentiment: , : The President Elect: The embodi . ment of democracy lives at Concord. May Concord live with the. Democracy during Pierce's administration! . Mr. Olds, said: Mr. President and fel low-citizens, I can hardly conceive why I have been called upon to respond to the : sentiment just given. To Franklin Pierce, -Personally I am an utter stranger. I know him only as he is known to every demo-1 erat throughout the United States. By his ' -Votes in Coifrt:ts bv his NDeeches and I letters by his patriotism tiiid services upon the battle-field ha has made him self known favorably and generally to every one who admires modest, retiring merit, and sound, radical, and progressive democracy. 1 am aware, sir. that our po litical opponents have u thousand times . asked us, Who is Franklin Pierce?" I am aware, sir, that they have called him General Obscurity." You and I, sir, hare heard them speak of our candidates as"Wm. R. King, of Alabama, and that 'tother chap " Laughter. We have -heard him denounced as the "fainting general." But, thank God, Mr. President, the people seem to have known and appre ciated Franklin Pierce, and if I mistake net the man and his mission, the whigs know who he is on and after the 4th f March next. Such whig office holders as have denounced him as the "fainting general" will, I trust, find him no "faint ngM President. ' The Galphins will find 'him a political Moses, and they will see the democracy holding up his hands, that thai alaughter may continue until every Galphin throughout the length and breadth of the land has been hurled from power. This much the people expect; nay. sir, this mucn nie people aemana irom f ranklin "Pierce.' Mr. President, in my own beau 'flful Slate of Ohio our democratic ballot 'tarried at its head, even above the names ?Of Pierce and King. the hickory broom," bearing the motto of eeep out the Gal- jmnt. iumu cueera, anu Laugllter.j vThese tickets, as manifested by her over whelming'oiajority, were greatly in de- twend in Ohio at the Jate i-lection. . )'; it is wonderful,' Mr. President, that ever since the day of General Jackson, our whig friends always ''faint" at the sight of a hickory broom. Loud cheers and laughter. If, sir, the people of Ohio have said anything through the medium of the ballot-box, they have said to Franklin Pierce, '-sweep out the Galphins." Tre mendous cheering. Sir. if Franklin Pierce comes to the work assigned him by the democracy of the country, as I have no doubt he will, there will be as big a muss kicked up in Washington city on the 4ih of March as there was at Mrs. Smith's house, (as rela ted by my friend the "Buckeye abroad") when little Jake Smith ran over to Mrs. Brown's to tell her that "dad was dead, mam was drunk; the old cow had got a calf; John had swallowed a pin; Jim had got the delirium triangles looking at the rora boreax; roars of laughter and that aint all neither," soys Jake. "What else 'pon 'arth can be the matter," inquired Mrs. Brown. "Why, Sal has broke the butter-plate; Susan has spilt the pan-cakes, and Jo has sot right down in the scalding tallow we had for dipping candles, and one of the Maltese kittens has got his head into the molasses jug, and we can't get it out and we are all so darned infernal hungry." Shouts and cheers. Mr. Pres ident, in my imagination, the 4th of March is passing before me, and I think I see the whig Galphin office-holders pouring out of the various government ceparimenis, wun the tears running down their piteous noses, and' their lamentation is, "that Webster is dead; Fillmore has fillibustered; Scott has sot a native-American calf; North Caro lina has swallowed Graham; and Tom has got the delirium triangles looking for nor thern abolition votes." Loud and pro longed cheering. And that aint all either, Mr. President for "Toombs has broke their butter-plate; . Gentry has spilt their nan-cakes; and Seward has set down in the scalding tallow they had for dipping higher-law' candles, and frank Pierce has got into the presidential chair, and we can't git liitn out; and we are all so darned infernal hungry." Roars of laughter and prolonged shouting. Mr. President, I may be considered somewhat blood-thirsty toward the Gal phins, but the war of extermination waged bv them upon me in my congressional district, and the fiery ordeal through which I have lately passed, must plead my apol ogy. Will you allow me then, gentlemen, in conclusion, to oner the following seiiti ment? Franklin Pierce und his Administration May its history be written in the "blood of the Galphins.17 Health of the Hon. Wm. R. Kino. A Washington correspondent of the New I York Tribune, writing under date of the isi insiam says The Vice President elect, is still confin ed to his room, and the fact cannot be disguised that he is alarmingly ill. His most intimate friends entertain no hope of his recovery, but his distressing cough may be relieved, and his life prolonged by making his contemplated trip to the ''Queen of the Antilles." Col. King is an amiable and courteous gentleman, and ha has proved himself an able, dignified, and im partial presiding officer. He will not take passage in a mail steamer from Norfolk for Havana, as was contemplated, but will go on board the United states steamship Fulton, at this place, which vessel will pro ceed to Havana direct. The Hon. John Bragg, of Alabama, a valued and esteemed friend of Col. KLng, yesterday addressed a letter to the Secre tary of Navy, handsomely presenting Lot. K.'s acknowledgements to him for his kindness in ordering the Fulton here to convey him to Norfolk, informing him that it was the opinion of his physician that it would be unsafe to subject his patient to the inconvenience of a transfer from one ship to another, the discomforts and an noyances to which he would be necessarily exposed in a crowded Chagres packet, and that it would be better for hi in to re main here, unless some other arrangement could be made by which these difficulties could be avoided. Mr. Kennedy answer ed the letter of Judge Bragg promptly, feelingly, and eloquently. He informed Judge B. that he would with pleasure, order the Fulton to Washington, and place her at the disposl of Col. K. to proceed to Havana on any day he might name. This kind offer was acknowledged and accepted, and the Hteaiuer will be here on Tuesday next. The letter of the Secretary is creditable to the head and heart of its author, and I anticipate the pleasure of transmitting a copy of it to you in a day or two. WAR AHEAD! WHEELING BRIDGE AND A GRAND STATES RIGHTS RALLY. The Baltimore Sun, says: Public atten tion will soon be called to the remarkable conflict between the U. S. Supreme Court and the legislative branch ol the govern ment, in the Wheeling bridge case. The Court, by a decreed that the bridge should be removed as an obstruction to navigation, or elevated to a certain height, and they allowed a certain time within which the bridge company should comply with the terms of the decree. Congress, at the late session, and after the adjournment of the Court, constituted the bridge a post road, with a view to save the bridge and evade the decree. They undertake to legalize what the judiciary has decided to be a nuisance. ' In February, the U S. Marshall will proceed to execute the decree, and sum mon a posse, and, if need be, call upon the President for military aid. The Gov. of Virginia, on the other hand, will resist the execution' of the decree and employ the militia for that purpose. , ; There is a clash of authority between co-ordinate branches of the Government and io which States are deeply interested on one side and the other. ' Whether Congress. 0 the Court ii 1 io yield is the question. ' ' . ; TUB HOLY SEPULCHRE. ",- f ' '' ,1 " ' ' I : . ' ! ' BY AN AMERICAN TRAVELLER, ; The resident population of Jerusalem is seventeen thousand, consisting chiefly of Turks, Armenians, Arabs, Greeks, Ital ians, and Jews of all nations. It is esti mated that the average number of Pilgrims who visit the Holy City every year -is about fifteen thousand. On partioular occasions, the influx of strangers is of course much greater. Sometimes, when the accommodations ol the city are insui ficient for so many pilgrims, encampments are formed outside the walls; and many find shelter in the convents of Bethlehem and St. Saba. The uncertain tenure upon which each sect holds its right of worship in Jerusalem; the mingled severity and laxity of the Turkish law; the fanatical zeal with which all the sects are inspired, and the bigoted hatred that exists between them, gives rise to perpetual hostility of feehni?. and often to sanguinary feuds. It is deplorable to see how profaned are the precepts of Him who preached peace and good will toward all men in this very spot; whose voice still lingers upon Zion and the Mount of Olive; to witness in their worst form, envy, hatred and malice, prac tised in his name, and the outward wor ship of God where sin and wickedness reign triumphant. Perhaps upon the whole face of the globe there oould not be found a spot less holy than modern Jeru salem. All the fierce bad passions that drive to crime are let loose here in the 8tniL'"le for immortality; all the better traits of human nature are buried in fan aticism; and all the teachings of wisdom and humanity are vitiated in a brutish bat tie for spiritual precedence. In the Holy Sepulchre the hatred be tween the sects is fierce and undying. The Greek and Roman Catholics, the Copts, Armenians and Maronites, have each share in it, which they hold by sufferance of the Turkish Government; but this union of proprietorship, instead of producing a corresponding unity of feeling, acoasions bitter and constant hostility. The Greeks and Romans, who are the two largest sects, and in some sort rivals, hate each other with a ferocity unparalleled in the annals of religious intolerance. The less influential sects hate the other because of their power and repeated aggressions; the so-called Frank Catholics hate the Copts and Armenians, whom they regard as mere interlopers, without any right to en joy the Christian mode of worship; all hate each other for some real or imaginary cause; and each indulges in the self-glorification of believing itself fo be the only sect that can find favor in the eyes of the Creator. Such is the bitterness of this sectional hostility that for many years past it has been impossible to keep the build ing in a slate of repair. The roof is dilapi dated, and the rain pours in through the windows; yet so it remains. I he banns will not permit the Greeks to undertake the necessary repairs, lest the mere act should give an implied ascendancy of power; the Greeks refuse to give the Latins permission for the same reason; the Copts and Arme nians are too feeble to contend with the more powerful sects; and the more power ful sects refuse to grant them any liberty which they do not alroady hold in despite of them through the Turkish Government. During the ceremony of the Holy Fire, which takes place once a year, the scenes of ferocity and violence that occur are indescribable. Religious insanity and all the horrors of bloodthirsty fanaticism, des troy many of the devotees. Crimes of the darkest character are committed with im punity. Half naked men and frantic women struggle madly through the crowd with live coals of fire pressed to their breasts; bodies of the stabbed and maimed are dragged out dead; the chanting of priests, the howling of the burnt, the groan ing of the crushed, fill the thick and suf focating air, and from the swaying mass arise dying shrieks of Immanuel! Imman uel! Glory be to God! Sickened with the disgusting and humilitating spectacle, the beholder turns away with the starting words of Ferdinand upon his lips Hell is empty, and all the devils are here. Eclipsks for 1853. There will be two eclipses of the sun, and one of the moon, during the vear 1853. The first eclipse of the sun will take place on the 6th of June, and will be visible in uaiuornia, me southern portion of the United States, and in nearly the whole of South America. The second will be total; and will take place on the 30th of November. It will be visible in California, Mexico, Central America, and nearly the whole of South America. Roth of these eclipses will be invisible here. A partial eclipse of the moon will take place on the 21st of June, beginning at Oh. 20m. a. m.; and ending at 2h. 5m. Digits eclipsed 2 on the northern limb. Nearly Burried Alive. An inquest was held last week in Rochester, N. Y., over the body of a man named M'Laughlin, found in an unfinished building. The ver dict of the jury wasdied from the effects of intemperance,' exposure and want of food. M Laughhn was taken home by some of his friends, placed id a rough board coffin, and as they were placing a cloth, wet in whisky, over his face, to keep him from spotting, as they stated, he wak ed up and opened his cues! crawled out of his narrow resting place, and his first in quiry was for whisky. ' This unceremoni ous mode of hurrying a' man out of ex istence is supposed to have some connec tion with the . fees which are charged for an Inquest. '. " ,',' '!.;' : V :', ' ' ftr There are one hundred and four teen bridges on the Baltimore aud Ohio Rail Koad, between Cumberland and Wheeling. One of them is six hundred feet long.and is elevated forty feet above the MouongaheU river, which it spans." ' A CONVENTION OF THE SPIRITS. A spiritual convention has lately been held in Boston, where demonstrations were made, duly rhapsodical and extatio. A Mr; Town send, of Ohio, moved in the organization that the chairman be appoint ed by spiritual designation, and if the spirits were noncommittal, then that the organization go on in a wordly manner. Now, 13 there not a point heref It the ghosts would not knock their predilections for organization, how can the folks know that they wish a convention at all. How ever, where there's a will, there is a will as is a will. So the convoked media went ahead after the worldly fashion, and made a chairman. One knocker then read a communication which he had received the night previous from a convention of spirits, recommending a platform for this conven tion it impressed love, harmony, faith and patience promising new and beauti ful manifestations, which would shortly appear, and also promised the attendance of several spirits of a high order, who would be present and unseal the lips of the faithful. The spiritual communication was signed John Murray. Other communications from Spiritdom were read, predicting the speedy consum mation of the mission of Jesus. Addresses were made by the Rev. John M. Spear, Rev. Mr. Loveland, of Charles town, Mr. IIewett, editor of the New Era, and others. Mr. Hewett contended that Christ and the prophets were model mediums, as their inspired writings proved. But Mr. Hewett is not reportod to have said, whether the communications of spir its through Christ and the Apostles, were made by hameringon tables, kicking over chairs, jumping up bells, or flinging stones of incredible avordupois through walls on to dinner tables, without making holes in the walls, or making a rumpus among the dishes. As there is no record of tfie man ner in which spirits of the early days pro mulgated their concerts, we should have thanked Mr. Hewett if he had supplied this strange omission on the part of Christ and the Apostles as the manner of the communication is the kernel of the new furniture-pounding spiritual theory. , Another Railroad Collision and Loss of Life. Tho Harlem freight train of cars from Albany for New York, on Saturday morning, in the fog, came with a tremend ous crash in collision with the up train for Port Chester, near the Morrisiana station. The locomotive of the Port Chester train split in two a passenger car in the rear of the freight train, and .instantly Killed tne conductor, Mr. Ming, and broke both arms and both legs of the brakeman, James Herring, who died shortly after. Mr. John Campbell, engineer of tho Port Chester train, had his face cut in a horrible man ner, and Hiram Peck, the fireman, was also very severely injured, as were several others employed on the emigrant train. Three or four of the freight cars of the emigrant train were smashed to pieces, in the rear of- one of which there was a quantity of brandy. This being spilled, and coming in contact with the locomotive, ignited, set the car and frame of the engine on fire, both of which were entirely con sumed; and but for the arrival of the fire department from Morrisiana, with their engines, the whole Irain would have been consumed, together with the contents of several extensive lumber vards located on the sides of the railroad at that point. Tho coroner's jury have returned a ver dict that' the accident was caused by the culpable negligence of John J. Campbell, engineer of the Port Uhester train. A war rant was issued for his arrest. FOREIGN ITEMS. Late Paris letters furnish the following items: Tho coronation of Louis Napoleon will oost much more than that of Napoleon the Great, and, consequently, than any other public ceremony that trance ever paid for. That of Napoleon cost somewhat over two millions. The marriage will cost as much more probably; and the birth of the heir, if there is any, will doubtless be made the occasion of similar expenditures. The coronation robes are to exceed any other coronation robes ever heard of, and I heard yesterday an indignant Orleanist say, "The creature has had the impudence to have the crown ewels sewed in his im perialmanteau." The crown, for which M. Lemonnier, the newly appointed court jeweller, has gone to Russia to obtain precious stones, is also to go ahead of any crown yet composed. A model of the foot of the Princess Wasa has arrived, and has been confided to the imperial shoemaker. A model of the princess' hand is expected for the glove maker; and the necessary moulds for the corset maker, the bonnet maker, and the modiste. A daguerreotype has been handed to the court painter, and I am astonished that the likeness of the future Empress has not appeared in the shop windows. By the time she gets here she will find herself an old story. Many people suppose that the Emperor wears his Imperial robes upon all occa sions. . These belong, of course, to the rising generation, who do not remember so' far back as the other Empire. They would be undeceived, did they go, on a fine afternoon, to the Champs Elysees or the Boiside Boulogne. For there the Emperor may often be seen driving him self a two horse phceton. He is dressed in a heavy, shaggy, blue pilot cloth coat, with the ribbon of the Legion ef Honor peeping from his button hole., When he rides upon .horseback, there is nothing in his dress to distinguish him from a citizen or a subject. '. Ho bows to all who bows to him, and I never' have seen any one so apparently anxious to salute and be salut ed. He catches at every thing that can be construed into a recognition; but with all his zeal he does not touch his hat.oftener than, once in ten nods. ' Gentlemen on horseback pass him without looking at him; and, as this is an act of downright iuipo- iteness. you must suppose that the riders have serious reasons for the commission of sueh rudeness.: V ' ; How many sardines do you suppose have been taken this year upon the coast of Brittany, , two hundred miles long? Five hundred and seventy-six millions. Half of them are to be preserved and sold fresh, and half are to be put down in oil. One hundred and sixty vessels, manned by five thousand five hundred sailors and fishermen, are engaged in the trade. The preparation, transport, and sale of the fish, employ ten thousand persons. Nine thou sand of these are occupied all winter in the making and mending of nets. The fishing lasts two hundred days, and yields a net profit to all concerned Of three mil lion francs. The sardines disappear in November and return in April. Where they go during thetB four months, why they go, or what they do while gone, has never been discovered. Ihe fishermen say that the same individuals never come twice that every successive 'arrival is composed of fish much smaller than those that last left, and that they appear to be their young. At any rate, they count im Dlicitv on their appearance; and no sar dine was ever known yet to break an en gagement thus tacitly entered into. JAPAN EXPEDITION AS VIEWED BY THE FRENCH. The Japan Expedition is undergoing considerable discussion in foreign coun tries. The opinions thus expreesed are not devoid of interest to our readers. We give the following from a French jour nal. the Patrie. of December 4th: The expedition which the United States government sends on the coast of Japan, was to have sailed on the first of this month, under the command of Commodore Perry Conceived at first under the modest form of a friendly mission, partly commer cial and partly scientific, the Japanese expedition, in proportion as its prepara tions advanced, has taken paces more and more crand.and it has progressively arnv ed to the proportions of a military force of the first order, such as the empire ot J span never, since the first visit made to it by the Portugueso, has seen directed to its shores. Thirteen ships of war compose the American fleet sent upon the coast of Japan, of which the following is a table: The armament is here given. To this number of 3,045 men of a crew, must be added 700 marines, who, with the complement of the officers of convoys, sa vans and artists attached to the expedition, under various titles, gives the total figures of 4,000 men and 330 guns, mostly of the largest calibre. The original pacific character of this ex pedition is, therefore, entirely effaced before the figures which we have just enu merated. It is rather a squadron which the United States send against Japan, and if no unforeseen calamity occurs, Japan will, before one year, have struck her flag and yielded to the legitimate exigencies of Christian civilization. Befere one year, the blood of fifty thousand Christians, put to death during the great persecution of the Japanese Dioclesian the ferocious Taciosama will have obtained the only vengeance for which it has cried to heaven; the Japanese territory will be anew acces sible to Christianity and to modern civili zation. Effects of Railroads upon the price of Lands and Farming Produce. It has been estimated, by those whose observa tion has qualified them to judge correctly, that the increase in the value of a strip of land three miles wide, through which a railroad is constructed, is sufficient to build and stock it. The experience of tho whole country has proved that this estimate is not extravagant. Every mile of a strip of land three miles wide, one and a half miles each side of the road, will contain 1,920 acres. The average increase in the prioe of such a strip of land has been not far from $15 an acre; in new and thinly settled districts of country, it has been much more in many instances. This would be equal to $28,800 increase to eve ry mile of road; or in other words, if the farmers or owners of this strip of country should themselves build the road, their land would be worth enough or more to nay the whole expense of its construction, and thev would own the road hesides. If railroads, therefore, conferred no other benefits upon farmers than this great ad dition to their wealth, they will see that they are more deeply interested in their construction than any other class of the community. . They receive a direct, pos itive, tangible advantage in the immediate rise in the value of their property. The farmer owning a farm of 150 acres, worth perhaps $50 per acre, can sell it for $65 per acre the very day a railroad shall have been completed through or near it. He is, therefore, made nearly $2,500 richer by his enterprise. But there are other advantages to the farming interests besides the rise in the value of their farms. The products of a farm situated at any considerable distance from a market, where ordinary roads nave to be depended upon, are of little Compar ative value to the produoer; but railroads at once give them a ready aocess to, mar ket, at good prices and quick sales. The experience of farmers near the great cen tres of population is a sufficient proof of '. r , . i. j.i . i- the great advantages 01 rauroaus in mis point of view. Indeed, no one has any doubt of it. The reasons for it are too obvious to need proof or argument. .. t . . ; ( ,, . i , jsewarb Mercury,, 03" Johnson says he was never in a tight place but once, and that was when he had an insane bull by the tail. .' Had he held on. he said he would have been drggged to death over a stubble field; while if he had not ' held on, the critter would have turned round hi gored his bowels out.'0 The question now is," whioh did Jolu)son dbrhol(a:,rbn; brief gb? An swer may be sent by roturn mail. - HORRIBLE TRAGEDY. Some years sinoe a man named Wro. Caton, came to this Country from Ireland in search of a distant relative, named Tim . othy O'Brien. .'He did not suooaed in finding the object or his aearoh, ana n . tnrnnd home afrain. Subseauentlr ha again came to this country, and on hie second visit, he was more suooessfulM he found his friend O'Brien residing about 18 miles back of Hoboken, and about 5 !l f. TT 1 .1. . ' '"" ' milea iiuiii ixBuneiisaun. . '(1 Ha at onoe took ud his residence 'With " . . . . r . . , . U Krien, and snoruy aiterwarus ne piscea some money in that individual s hands, which he requested him to deposit in tho Seamen's Savings Bank in this city, in his (O'Brien's) own name. He did se, and a short time since, Caton,1 who ia about 55 years of age, wished O'Brien to allow him to marry his daughter, a little girl about eleven years of age. This, of course, the father objected to, when Caton became vexed, and made some allusion to his money. O'Brien, unwilling to quarrel with his friend, expressed his willingness to draw the money out of the bank at onoe, and again place him in possession of it. Caton, however, after some words expres sed himself satisfied, and they again be came as good friends apparently, as though nothing had happened. ' ' On Thursday last, Mrs. O'Brien came to New York city on a visit to the house of an acquaintance, named Daniel Haley, residing at the foot of West Twenty-ninth street, and O'Brien went to work on Fri day, for a Mr. John Smith, about mile from his residence, where he intended to stay over night, leaving his children the little girl alluded to, and a boy nine yearo of age, in the care of Caton. On Friday night, as O'Brien had not yet returned home, some of the neighbors, who thought it strange that no light was visible in the windows, knocked at the door repeatedly; but receiving no answer, they became alarmed, and went after O'Brien. He returned home at onoe, and on entering the house, a scence whioh language utterly fails to desoribe, present ed itself to their horrified gaze. There lay the little girl, in a pool of her own blood, with her head nearly severed from her body; while the boy was nowhere vis ible; but after searching about for some time, they discovered the body of the poor little fellow, on a hill side, among some shrubbery, about one hundred and fifty yards from the house. His head had been entirely cut on oy an axe, while nis noay was horribly mutilated by six or seven different gashes made by the same instru ment. The coroner of the place, Garrett De marest, on being notified . of the blood r deed, proceeded to view the body, and having empanelled a jury, they after a lengthy investigation, delivered a verdict that the children met their, deaths by blows from an instrument in the hands of Wm. Caton. JV. Y. Despatch. Losses of Vessels and Lives on the Lakes. A gentleman connected with the North-Western Insurance Company, at Buffalo, has just completed and published a detailed statement of the losses of ves sels and livos on the lakes during 1852: : "The total loss of property was 1992, 659; number of lives, 296, whioh is con sidered to be muoh underrated. Loss by collision, $261,950; by other causes, $730,709. Loss of steam vessels, $633. 620; of sail crafts, $359,039. Of the 229 disasters, seven occurred in the month of April, nineteen in May, twenty-four in June, fifteen in July, sixteen , in August, twenty-one in September, twenty-seven in October, eighty-five in November (65 in one gale of the 1 1th and 12th) and fifteen in December. Six steamers, seven pro pellers and thirty-five sail vessels have gone out of existence entirely." ..,7;.. Parliamentary Squables. The Lon don papers of the first inst., gives an ac count of a fracas between two members of Parliament. It happened in the streets, and in consequence of both attempting io occupy the same cab. One was struck on his back with a cane. The other gave chase to his assailant, caught him, laid him out in the gutter and then knicked him. The parties were brought before a magistrate, who ' held them to bail in 1000. ' ' : ' ""! . . t - Behind The Times. The Altotj (III.) Telegraph gives the following account of Western travel, in those unfortunate local ities, not yet blessed by the introduction of the rail: ' '''' The stage came in yesterday, in a : de plorable fix, from Jacksonville. The body and hind wheels were left behind,' perhaps in some muddy hole up the country; op posite some anti-railroad man's door. Upon the front axle-tree ' was lashed1 ft crockery orate, which contained the Jehu, his mails, and three passengers. The whole concern looked as though' it had searched the bottom of every quagmire In the oountry, and brought 'away a sample of its composite and fertilizing qualities! I FROM BALTIMORE;';!" ;r. ' '. '! Baltimore:' Jan. ."At OTi. ivui, ooirn ui liumru fcJirSBl BUU Mills at $5,25. Grain and othftit unchanged. '" -The steamer Black Warrka Mobile from Havana. 'The report the small pox as raJ and many dying. : ... .;-., V CINCINNATI i.MAIJ 1 ; 1 ' J.i, ClHCiNI : Flour, steady at $4,40a4j demand. Uata 'have de Provisions are in fair - d J change in ratesi Hogs 0.60 good lots are , Molasses are 1 of 600 bar,Tf with tit7' ir t; t