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HERLD. J&&<S$a2£^3S? SWBftfcs FRIDAY, MARCH IS, 184j» jjy» a press of business in the mechanical department of our paper, together with tang communications handed in late, has prevented us from paying due attention to Mr editorial columns to-day. J7* The Post Office has been removed from ihe old stand, on Second, to the first room west of the store of A. Ogilvie & Co. on Wa ter street. JJy*The first Monday in April, now close at hand, is the day appointed for holding our Spring, or Township election. It it not time that the Democracy were up and doing Our oponents are not asleep, quiet as 'hey may seem, and like the Philistines with Sampson» will be 'down' upon us, with a vengeance, un less we are prepared for them. Siir up. CONGRESS.—-We can glean nothing of par ticular interest from the proceedings of either branch. In the Senate, the Oregon question was under consideration at onr latest dates.— The western Democratic members know no bounds to their devotion for its speedy occu pation by the United States, but we fear that from the opposition of the whigs, and the in difference of eastern Democratic members, no great encooragement will be offered for its set tlement. The House bas, after a How the fire originated is a matter of doubt. In a small cellar under the room in which the fire look hold, a small fire had been kindled on the previous morning, for the purpose of smoking a few hams, but was supposed to have died before night. After the roof and walls had fallen in, the cellar door was open ed, and the hams were still hanging, and might have been sayed, but for fears that the floor might fall in. The house stood at some distance from any other, so, unless it occurred from the cellar, it must have been the work of an incendiary. W hen the fire was discovered, the flames had spread so far as to prohibit the idea of sa ving the building, no time was to be lost in sounding the alarm, and it being an hour of the night when people sleep soundest, it was discovered by but a solitary person in town, and remained unknown to all but three fami lies until daylight. What a sleepy town! 4?* JOHN TURKEY, HI protracted debate, decided that the members elected by general ticket were entitled to their seats. Later pro ceeding indicate such an amendment to the rule prohibiting the reception uf abolition pe titions, as will permit their reception and ref erence, but without debate. FIRE.—The residence of Mr. Thomas T. Israel, on the hill at the west end of town, was consumed by fire on Thursday morning last, together with all its contents, with the exception of the parlor furniture* At about 3 o'clock, the brother of Mr. I., who with a lad was stepping in the middle room of the building, was wakened by the bursting of the flames through the door that led into the east room. There being a strong breeze from the Vast, in a few moments the middle room was loo hot to admit of entrance, so it was aban doned, and their efforts directed to the west room, or parlor. By great efforts they suc ceeded in saving its contents, though theprin eal part of the clothing of the family, being in the middle room, was consumed. Upon visiting the 6cene of destruction in the morn ing, we could not suppress a smile at seeing thfi lad abov* alluded to, bareheaded and bare footed, with nothing but his shirt and "trow eerloons" on, busily engagod in raking up re lics, who, upon being asked why he did not pul on his coat, as the breeze was raw and keen, replied,"by jings I'm jist huntin' it—right here's where I left it, and it must be -under these ashes," through which he was bu *ily engaged in plying a rake. of Galena, III. died at his residence in that city, on the morning of the 8th inst. from excessive bleeding at the nose, to which he has been subject for sever al years. Judge T. stood high at the bar in that State, and as a citizen, aught could not be said against. His funeral was attended on Sunday, by the Masons and Odd Fellows of Galena, together with the Masons of Dubuque, cf which Orders he was a member, and also the Repeal Association, of which he was Pres ident, together with a large number of citi zens—in all between 3000 and 4000, the lar gest concourse ever together in that city. STEAMBOAT OUTRAGE.—The steamboat De Soto Tan into the Buckeye, in Red River, about eight miles above its mouth, and 6unk her al most immediately. It occurred at a place where the river spreads out into a wide lake, losing its usual current, so her destruction, al though in the night, is not an accident, but a premeditated outrage. It is estimated that be twen 50 and 75 lives were lost! It occurred on the night of the 1st inst. Jy" NICHOLAS BIDDLK, late President of the Bank of the United States, died at his resi dence at Andalusia, on the morning of the 27th ult- He has been wasting away for several months. FATHER MATHEW. We see it stated in the i,W«T0 k Evenin S Post, "at Messrs. Grin- n Co.,of that city, owners of a London and Liverpool line of packets, have cnered rather Matthew a free passage to this ^fouuiry in any of their shipa. It is also ua ,K-» W...L— Matthew hat accepted tbe of- JfEL.IJYCHOL, V TELLIGEJS'CE, The following particulars of one of the most awful calamities that ever occurred, we re ceived. through St. Louis papers* by the steam er Ohio, a few days since. The intelligence is truly painful: From the National Intelligencer, March 29. "In tbe whole course of our lives, it has never Mien to giuHot to announce tf our readers a more shocking calamity— shocking in all its circumstances and con comitants—than that which occurred on board the U. States Ship Princeton, yes terday afternoon, whilst under way, in the river Potomac, fourteen or fifteen miles below this city. Yesterday was a day appointed, by the courtesy and hospitality of Captain Stockton, commander of the Princeton, for receiving visitors to this tine ship (lying off Alexandria) a great number of guests, with all their families, liberally and nume rously invited to spend the day on board. The day was most favorable, and the company was large and brilliant, of both sexes not less, probably, in number, than four hundred, among whom were the President of the United Stales, the heads of the several departments, and their fam ilies. At a proper hour, after the arrival of the expected guests, the vessel got un der way and proceeded down the river, to some distance below Fort Washington. During the passage down, one of the large guns on board, (carrying a ball of 225 pounds.) was fired more than once, ex hibiting the great power and capacity of that formidable weapon of war. The la. dies had partaken of a sumptuous repast the gentlemen had ssuceeeded them at the table, and some of them had left it the vessel was on her return trip up the river, opposite to the fort, where Capt. Stockton consented to fire another shot from the same gun, around and near which, to ob serve its effects, every person had gather ed, though by no means so many as on similar discharges in the morning, the la* dies who then thronged the deck being, on lhi3 fatal occasion, almost all between the decks, and out of the reach of harm. 41 The gun was fired. The explosion was followed, before the smoke cleared aw ay,so as to observe its effect, by shrieks of wo which announced a dire calamity. The gun had burst, at a point three or four feet from the breech, and scattered death and desolation around. Mr. Upshur, Sec« retary of State, Mr. Gilmer, so recently placed at the head of the Navy, Commo dore Kennon, one of the gallant officers, Virgil Maxcy, late returned from a diplo matic residence at the Hague, Mr. Gard ner, of New York, (formerly a member of the Senate from that Slate, were among the slain. Besides these, seventeen sea men were wounded, seveial of them bad ly and probably mortally. Among those stunned by the concussion, we learn not all seriously injured, were Capt. Stockton himself Col. Benton, of the Senate Lt. Hunt, of the Princeton D. W. Robinson, of Georgetown. Other persons also were perhaps more or less injured, of whom, in the horror and confusion of the mo ment, no certain account could be obtain ed. The above are believed, however, to comprise the whole of the persons k-nown to the public who were killed or danger ously or seriously wounded. The scene upon the deck may more ea sily be imagined than described. Nor can the imagination picture to itself the half of its horrors. YVives, widowed in an in stant by the murderous blast! Daughters smitten ivith the heart-rending sight of their fatherVlifeless corpse The wail ings of the agonized females! The pite ous grief of the unhurt but heart-stricken spectators The wounded seamen borne down below! The silent tears and quiv ering lips of their brave and honest com rades, who tried in vain to subdue and conceal their feelings. What WORDS can adequately depict a scene like this A letter to us from a member of Con gress, dated on the evening of the horri ble calamity, after giving a statemen oi the killed, says: "The boat is now at Alexandria. Capt. Stockton is badly wounded. Col. Benton is reported hurt. "Mrs. Gilmer and Misses Gardners are on board, and not conscious of their loss when our informant left, as they were be low in the cabin, and were not permitted to go up You can form little idea of the deep distress that pervades the city." From the Baltimore Sun we gather the following additional items The Hon. J. W, Tyson, second asst. Postmaster General, had his hat cut—and a piece of the gun, about six inches in length, quietly rested on the top of his head. The Hon. Mr. Wickliffe had started to go on deck with Judge Upshur, when he was called by some onv below, which de tained him a second, and thereby saved his life. The Secretary of War, to avoid the crack of the gun, advised the President to go below, where they were sitting when the calamity happened. The legs of Messrs. Upshnr and Gil mere shockingly were mutilated. Captain Stockton, as soon as the shock overwhelmed him, caught his chin, then clapped his hands on each side of his face, and was in the act of leaping overboard, when he was caught by the Hon. Jv. MB. EDITOR—Reluctant W. Tyson. The Madisonian says: The breach of the gun was severed, and carried away the bulwark of the ship opposite to it. It was the iron fragments, it is supposed, which struck down so ma ny on board, and who could not have been behind the gun. The accident took place MiiH dria, which was passing, was sent back to town, and returned with several surgeons. "The same number of our paper which contains tne unfortunate Gilmer's address to his constituents, bears them also the acsount of his death." By the steamer Iowa, which arrived this morning from below, we received intelligence a few days liter from Washington. On the 1st. inst. the bodies of the unfortunate Up shur, Gilmer, Maxey, Kennon and Gardiner were taken to Washington,^ in coffins. The President and Congress had exchanged very appropriate communications on the subject.— A cessation of all business was recommend ed by the Mayor of Washington, on the 2d. The Legislature of Maryland adjourned im mediately after hearing of the sad calamity.— It was supposed that of the eleven sailors wounded, all will recover. Attorney General Nelson has been appoint ed Secretary of State, ad interim, and Com modore Warrington, Secretary of the Navy, ad interim. For the Herald. as I am to being drawn into a newspaper controversy, I cannot permit an article which appeared in the Bur lington Gazette of the 17th ultimo, over the signature of Isaac Leffler, U. S. Marshal for Iowa," to pass unanswered. You are a ware that in an article which I have hereto fore published, I referred to a fact, notorious in Bioomington, touching the conduct of that officer in the payment of Jurors' fees in our county. This was not a gratuitous thrust at Mr. Leffler, but stated simply to show that conduct reprehended by the author of the at tack on me, was practised by the present Mar shal, between whom and myself an Invidious comparison was sought (o be instituted.— Hence, Mr. Lefiler has thought it meet to ap pear in an article over his own proper signa ture, in which, without denying that statement, he attempts to explain the fact, and indulges himself in many false charges against me, to which I shall now proceed to ieply. As to Mr. L«= flier's story of the proceedings of his deputy, I have only to say that he, Mr. Isaac Leffler, "has drawn on his imagination for his facts or, ho has been imposed upon by his deputy. 1 shall not again repeat the statements formerly made, but content myself by 6imply asserting that that statement was strictly and literally true, and again referring those who derire further evidence, to the Ju rors themselves, nearly all of whom are citi zens of Bloonnngton. I am free, however, to state that the money has since been pai J. Enough upon this poinu The U. S. Marshal" is exceedingly at fault in his statement concerning the papers of Mr. Stover! They were NEVER sent to Wash ington, and I never refused to give them up. The facts are these—In January, 1S13, during the session of the Supreme Cuurf, ihoso pa pers were sent or handed to me at Iowa City by Mr. Stover. Expecting at that time to re ceive money by every mail, (I had in Novem ber preceding made a requisition of $G,000) I took the papers and brought them to Blconi ington. There they remained until given up to Mr. Stover. Mr. Leffler's deputy once stop ped me in the street, away from my house, telling me he had an order from Stover for the papers I told him he could have thein at any time by calling at my house, where the papers were. He never a!led, and I did not choose to wait on hitri with the papers. When Mr. Stover called fur them he obtained them. The pmpheey Mr. Leffler has chosen to give utterance to, "that the Govermient will be cheated by me before it is done with me," is just as veritable as HIS facts, and no more so. False PROPIIECV, however, is in my judg ment, far more venial than FALSE IJISTCKV.— The first MAY BE hoi.est error. the lust must be wiiful perversion, o* culpable ignorance. In Mr. Leffler's statement that the people of the Territory have been most shamefully treated, I concur most sincerely, but when he states that the faujt lays at my door, I am a gain compelled to meet that respectble func tionary with a flat denial. It is NOT my fault, that there is now due so large a sum to the people of the Terri.ory. Early in the Novem ber preceding my removal, I apprized the Gov ernment of its liabilities here then, and the anticipated expenses of the Spring Courts, aud made repisitions accordingly. Owing to the generous interposition of some of my par ticular^/Vierafc, I did not receive a dollar until April, the time I was removed. Now it is very true, that at that time I might have taken the amount I then received, and paid it out so far to the extinguishment of the Government debt. But had I have done that, there would still be, according to Mr. Leffler, a belance of some four thousand dollars. Was it my duly to pay this balance too? Because I had been In advance a large sum to the Government, was I at the moment when I was apprized that my relation with it had ceased, to contin ue its creditor? Where would have been my remedy Mr. Leffler, perhaps, may not he a ware that the Government cannot be sued. I might have petitioned Congress—but who that has ever heard of the history of a claim in Congress, would, while there was any oth er possible remedy, resort to that? For my self, I preferred vastly that our accounts should first be adjusted by twelve honest men of my country—although by so doing, 1 should for a time expose myself to the suspicion of being a defaulter. Mr. Leffler and his coadjutors, not satisfied with the industrious circulation of this slan der, are now equally industrious in getting a broad the impression that my default is only covered by a resort to frauds upon individu als that is by sending forward vouchers for payments which in fact have never been made. One cf these honest coadjutors, (who, by the way is one of my surties,) under the guidance of a conscience too Iholy to permit a wrong, has, lam told, proposed to confess a judgment for the whole sum claimed by the Govern ment The disinterested, amiahle, self-sac rificing spirit of this gentleman can only be fully appreciated by those whose fortune it has been to be his creditors. 1 shall have said enough, when I say that he is one of those gentlemen, who, in all countries where im prisonmsni for debt does not exist, are as inde pendent as the Astors and Girards. But to return, so far from being in default, I assert that upon full settlement, the Government is still indebted tome in a large 6um and 1 now warn Mr. Leffler and his friends, that however much tbey may depricate it, the event will prove the truth of my assertion. I will trespass upon your perhaps already exhausted patience, Mr. Editor only to say a feieoce 4 4 to tbe difference between the -. 4^-,. department and myself as to my accounts and then dismiss forever the whole subject as far «s the newspapers are concerned. 1 contend that under the law of 3d March 1841, I am en titled to thirty dollars for summoning juries ttyi Comptroller is only willing to allow me twelve dollars under the law of 1798, profess ing to be of opinion that the former law does nalf»4ply to the Marshals of the Territo»i«a.— VA while he holds that with reference »o chiSf point the law does not apply to the Territories, he compelled rne to go all over the I erritory to perfect vouchers in accordance with this same law—which vouchers were strictly in form in accordance with the old law. It was owing to this fact alone that the vouchers to meet a good portion of the balance for which I am sued, were never audited until since my re moval. They were sent to Washington made out under the law of 1798, already referred to and returned for deficiency in not conforming to the law of 1841. Now all I ask is that the Comptroller shall be consistent with himself. If 1 am to take the bordens of the law of 1841, I claim the benefits. I have only to add that my view of the law i3 corroborated by that of every legal gentleman with whom 1 have con ..'•Uiid—not excepting that of the Government prosecutor himself. Mr. Leffler, however, is said to have a different opinion. It is perhaps my weakness to follow the opinions of the gentlemen first alluded to in preference to those of so distinguished a legal light as the present United States Marshal. Haying said this much I again repeat that nothing shall provoke me to any further contretetsy in the newspapers. Very truly, &c. T. B. JOHNSON. 4 a fool according to his folly.' With a spirit of kindness, philanthropy, and even-temper, I will endeavor to assist him, *to keep' me and my 'doings before the public in the light' my 'conduct de served.' In his first paragraph he says 'the lan guage is not very mild or respectful (for he knows no better.)' Now them are woids in the parenthesis 1 reckon I've answered by calling him a In his third paragraph he makes sweep ing charges ot falsehood—says that, 'by operation of law vested the right of the property in the town'—intimates that I cannot further defend the suit without peijury. That's a beautiful paragraph.— We'll pass it over. Paragraph the fourth says, 'Thai my ('mister part)'w'] statement is one-sided may be true, for it has but one side, &c. Nor did he in either case show wherein it wa3 garbled, for I stated all the points of complainants—and defendant had none for the public eye at that time, and it is unfortunate for him that he has any now.' I have discovered no new points since we commenced this pointed controversy if you have, misler parvinj pray be so kind as to inform me in your next, what they are I hope and trust, you have discovered some point on my side of the case, otherwise you would be wasting much of your valuable amunition, firing away without a marl:. Look at your brow before you fire at the coon again. Paragraphs fifth and sixth contains something that I will notice on the same principle that I did before. I wish, Mr. Editor, to give for the information of that NOTE—BV* THE EDITOR.—In giving place to the above communication, as it was writ ten, we deem a word of explanation due to ourself, that we may not be supposed to sanc tion such a means of injuring a fellow man.— On a previous occasion, when the name of Mr. Parvin was so written, we made the cor rection, not however, as it appears, to the sat isfaction of the writer, as he still insists upon that mode of spelling his name. We doubt the success of such a plan for casting ignomy upon the name of a man, as if a man is un worthy the use of capitals in spelling his name, the reasons which Tender him thus unworthy, should be plainly shown, that the "littleness" may not recoil opon the author. In For the Herald. MB. EDITOR—I see in your last that muter parviri* is again out upon me in the case of the Corporation vs. Suel Fos ter. I had always supposed that personal controversies would seldom if ever ap pear through the public press but since my antagonist has occasionally been your sub-editor, and ought to know best what is suitable for your columns—what is most interesting and profitable for your readers, I follow his example with the ut most cheerfulness, and set myself down to answer 4fool and too, I've commenced my article very 'mild.'— But the disrespectful language is what bothers me It can't be falsehood, be cause he has used that himself! We have given the lie back and fourth here, and now for the proof. In my first answer in this interesting controversy, I said the Solicitor for the town called on me and said, that, he fur ntshed the abstract, it was not with a view of publication. 'mister parviri1 pronoun ces thi3 a falsehood, and says But his false statement shail recoil upon his OH n head for the Attorney did not call upon him, nor did he say that the abstract was not furnished for publication.' The Attorney met Suel Foster in one of the streets," for which the Corporation is contending,' and dis tinctly informed him that he furnished the abstract to me at my request for publica* tion.' This is a plain contradiction, and 'mister parvin' had no right to accuse me of falsehood without knowing it was so or if he intended to tell a falsehood him self, it would have been policy for him to have known that I could not prove it or. him. For the liuth of the statement I made, I have for witnesses Messrs. Lowe, Robbins, Carr, and others. The false hood is here fastened and recoiled upon the right head. It is a noble deed for one to confess their faults and try to improve, but I doubt if 'mister parviri has good ness enough in him to do that. that merw* wwa* "1*p ".•" »*"*,-J W' "W lawyer, and others who wish to see the law on the subject, the 5th section of the act entitled An Act to provide for the re cording of Town Lots,' approved January 25th, 1839, in accordance with which there acted Sec. 5. When the plat or map shall have been made out, and fertiiiedjMMf ac knolvlefffed and by this act, every donation or grant to the public, or any individual or individuals, religious society or societies, or to any corporation or bodies politic, marked or noted as such on said map or plat, shall be deemed in law and in equity a suffi cient conveyance to vest the fee simple of all such parcel or parcels [of land, as are therein expressed, and shall be considered to all intents and purposes, a general war ranty against such donor or donors, gran tee or grantees, for his, her, or their use, for the uses and purposes therein named, expressed, and intended to be, for the streets, alleys, ways, commons, or other public uses, in any town or city, or addi tion thereto, shall be held in the corporate name thereof, in trust to and for the uses and purposes set forlh« expressed or in tended." 4misltf I I am wrong, did for the five first! Again, what do you mean by that 'S.' standing out alone about the middle of the paragraph? I am happy to avail myself of so con venient an opportunity to set in direpute whatever that man has said, or may here after say upon this subject, for SURVEY OP I parviris first article, (and the same expression is repeated in his last,) he says, 'from this the reader will perceive that Foster, a citizen of the town claims, anil 'legally holds, (that is the le gal tide is in him) all the wharf from Pap posse creek to the bluff, and all the most iinportant streets and alleys of the town.' The law above quoted, aud the plat in the Recorder's office prove this statement to be false. How many more falsehoods will your sub-editor allow me to fasten upon him? Write again soon *mister parvinand I will iry to answer your folly. Were tbe town to demand of the coun ty a deed to the court-house square, and actually sue for it, I believe the county would be justifiable in withholding the deed, especially if the county had reason to believe the town would apply it to oth er 'uses and purposes, set forth, express ed or it.tended," as the corporation have already commenced leasing the shore for building purposes, verily believe that the corporation will not only be defeated in their suit against me to procure a deed in fee-simple to this ground, but were it in my power to convey to the corporation by deed, it would be wrong for me to do it, for they have no more right to it, as said before, than the county, Territory or United Slates. As soon as I I suppose I folly. If I I am convinced will correct my fault. Will well disposed persons please read 'mister parvin's' articles and see how long they think it will take him to convince me tirat I am all wrong, and he is all right— that I have no justice, no point to my side, no side for he says 'there is but one side to the ease.' Paragraphs seventh, eighth, and ninth, he says he don't believe paid the money. This he considers interesting to the public. Very well, I must answer his should say I did pay all up honestly for surveying, of course in his next he will say'tis 'false.' Well what if he should But his false statement shall recoil upon his own head.' Tenth and last paragraph, is generally false as far as it relates to taxes and remu iteration and I it so. Now have the papers to prove 4 mister parvin,' you are a lawyer—upon what principal of law or equity would you decide that I ought not to receive the same pay for the five last lots that I I never in my life saw so many items in one short article so easily proved false. Had he been a prudent, fair and honest writer, he might have placed me before the public iu a very unpleasant position. And where is there a law case on which, if the At torney would condescend to publish arti cles, pending its decision, they could not show up the parties litigant in a very un pleasant position, if not much to their in* jury Respectfully yours, SUEL FOSTER. March 1$th, 1844. IOWA.—By the annual re port of the Surveyor General for Wiscon sin ^nd Iowa, made on the first of Novem ber last, we learn that contracts have been entered into for the subdivision into sec tions of sixty townships lying in the 'New Purchase*—all of which it was expected would be finished prior to the 25th of De* cernber last. The Surveyor General rec ommends an immediate survey and sale of all the the land lately ceded by the Sac and Fox Indians, and to which the whites have possession.—Burlington Gaz. THAT'S MY SHIRT.—Is it correct for eastern merchants and others to quote all the lead that is received by them, via N. Orleans, as Missouri Lead We were under the impression that4 a MURDER OF ONE or THE COKVICTRD INDIANS, The two Winnebago Indians confined in our joil, after having sung and danced a war-dance about 11 o'clock, on Saturday night, quarrel ed, in the course o! which, the tall pox-mark ed Indian struck the least one two powerful blows with a sharp piece of stove wood whick killed him instantly. As near as can be gathered from the itaner. feet Eiu^fish ojf tbe tall Jndian, it appears that the small one reproached him with havin«»ki!|i ed a che mo-ko-men, (while man.) that tha Great Council had decreed that he should die and taunted him with being the causc of his misfortune (alluding to the murders.) Thij so enraged bis comrade", that he caught up the wood and dealt him the fatal blows." The tall Indian throughout the investigation of fto Coroner's Inquest, preserved the most stoical indifference, and gazed about with a vacant stare of curiosity, and never exhibited the slightest remorse of conscience. Upon bein* questioned about the quarrel he replied,-I Whiskey,—Che-mo-ko-mon, mo nepo!''_ pointing to the stick of wood, and exhibiting by his signs the manner in which he accom plished the dreadful deed, and insinuating that his companion had alluded to the causes which placed ihem in confinement. The poor wretch moved the heart of sym pathy, away frum the rude customs of the red man--in the midst, and in the hands of law and civilization which he cannot understand he is a stranger in a strange land," without even ou^.ditary friend to sympathise with and console hi:n for the few remaining hours' he stays in thi* cold world. Surely this poor Indian has drained the bitter cup of despair to its very dreg's, and all his evils can be as cribed to that demon, alcohol, or fire-water" which the civilized white man retails to hit uncivilized brother /-Dubuque Express. LIABILITY OF COMMON CARR1EK8. Silvey, VS. Cin St. Louis Court Common Pleas. Atchison, This was a suit brought against the owner of Ihe barge Louisa, to recover the value of 658 sacks of wheat lost by the sinking of the barge. !t appeared in ev:dence, that the wheat had been shipped on board the barge at 0 quawka to be towed by steamboat to St. Lou is that on reaching the lower rapids ihe wa ter was too low to tow the barge over: barge was then cut loose and a large flat buat lashed alongside of her, and the two boats put in charge of a pilot to bring over. In coming down ihe shore channel the barge struck a rock and sunk. It appeared in evidence, that it was most usual lo bring boats of that kind down the shore channel—the pilot was one of the best known at the rapids—and that two boats were frequently brought over together, in that stage of water. But it was also shown that two boats lashed together were not as e siiy managed as one and that there was mots water in what is known as the steamboat channel. There was some difference of opin ion among witnesses about the safety of the steamboat channel. The dangers of ihe river being excepted in the bill of lading, it was left for the jury to say whether the loss arose from negligence or a danger of the river. Verdict for plaintiff for value of wheat. MCPHERSON for plaintiff. GAMBLE & BATES for defendant.—-MO. SB*. POLITICAL MOVEMENTS IN OHIO.—The abolitionists of Ohio held a stale conven tion at Columbus on the 6th and 7tit ult. The Statesman says it was numerously and respectably attended. The resolution nominating Jas. G. Bir ney of Michigan, for President, and Tho mas Morris of Ohio, for Vice President, and Leicester King for Governor, 4 4 THE few' was rai sed in Illinois near Galena in Wisconsin, at \lineral Point, Platteville, Snake Hol low, Hardscrabble and Whig Diggings and that4 some' was even obtained in the vicinity of Dubuque, in Iowa. But we must be mistaken, as in all the quotations we have seen of the article, none other ap pears but Missouri Lead.' If we are not, we would advise our up stream smelters to have not only their names moulded on the pigs, but the State or Territory whence they came, so that Missouri may were adopted unanimously, and with Aft* rounds of app'ause/ A full ticket of presidential electors was nominated by the convention The Statesman says the speakers in tlifi convention denounced the democrats with much bitterness, as having taken a bold and manly ground against the scheme? oi the Abolitionists, while the Clay were scathed for their double-dealinf During this scene the Clay whigs present looked white as death on a pale horse. This convention may be regarded as* movement of importance. It is now able that the Abolitionists will vote their whole ticket in Ohio. If so, this divert of a large body of electors who voted for Harrison in 1840, will give a faint hope for Mr. Clay in that State. There are from ten to twelve thousand voting LYNCH-LAW—Tnr Murder™ learn by a gentleman from Jefferson coiM' that On Tuesday last about three hunare sons collected at the jail where the negro confined who murdered the German ker and his wife, which we noticei £fldel GiBAftn not be the only place known to China, aa the pro ducer of lead.—Hawkeye. WILL CASE.—T|IE .FJRR phia Enquirer of the 27th, Biya:JT TARIFF OK HORSBS#—I* is PAT pAHlC fndcrsii Le Abor tionists in Ohio, and it is manifested they hold the balance of power in a cM ly contested election. 8Urroum JprfParei] to Diamoi ["l use. !*c°mekn Pnnetothen '"Una 1 0f ,'u7or»* r^Wprepa mi r»tO(J°an( w After 6ome consultion, the crowd pr the jail, broke it open took the negro i ced him in a cart, and proceeded to where the murder was I rail*?^' to. t0 *iye "peeable i th committed. pole was made fast to two sapling fastened round his neck and to the „|.| the cart drawn away. Thus ended ^.ja I cal affair. We cannot approve of tion of the law, but the ®ur,'e'."'L #1 have been so deliberate and cold bloci the only wonder is that the common1 y proceed more rashly.—Mo. Ilupublic '44 1. Sch0°' 8a, R,E y°KE [»re at ,5-1844 |ia« that the Judges of the Supreme unanimously decided the Girard in favor of the city of Philadelph^ opinion will be delivered in a few information is from a source of the spectability. ,'P *ct To'v^,VVi the T):„r. A N ,,CTC FiH Wh?** ted 18 a®sfTthfl pntf St. Albans (Vt Republican, that tn Custom House officers, on the 1 e ef have received instructions tole. n the Provinces without paying a if1 and entrance fee of 50 cents, 0j9 jpto^ owner or driver is not going fifty t€u tn'l Majesty's dominions or going thete( utes. Neglecting this, a forfeit" is the consequence. This amou intercourse law.—Mo. Republic^"' An editor out,west, prints ail his accounts of seduction, elloperoen ies, on india rubber paper, so W will be able to stretch Jhes* that pl»i«n then* 7"'oa,£»p' l8j'°°f. 731, ""CsSI'